Joseph Merril Perkins

8 March 1815–26 January 1886 (Age 70)
Chelsea, Orange, Vermont, United States

The Life of Joseph Merril

When Joseph Merril Perkins was born on 8 March 1815, in Chelsea, Orange, Vermont, United States, his father, Enos M. Perkins, was 29 and his mother, Judith Colby, was 27. He married Phebe Maria Jewett on 26 July 1836, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 26 January 1886, in Lebanon, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Lebanon, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Joseph Merril Perkins
Phebe Maria Jewett
Marriage: 26 July 1836
Joseph Henry Jewett
George Challis Perkins
Helen Maria Perkins

Spouse and Children

26 July 1836
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States


    Joseph Henry Jewett


    George Challis Perkins


    Helen Maria Perkins


Parents and Siblings




    Jacob Chellis Perkins


    Calvin N. Perkins


World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough

Age 18

In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 19

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Perkin , also found throughout mid and south Wales.2 Dutch: patronymic from a pet form of Peer, a Dutch form of Peter .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Perkins in entry for George Chellis Perkins, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
  • Joseph M Perkins, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
  • Joseph M Perkins, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.