Joseph Merril Perkins

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

The Life Summary 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 in 1836, in Bolton, Worcester, 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.

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1836Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    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

    English: patronymic from Perkin , also found throughout mid and south Wales.

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Joseph N Perkins, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Joseph M Perkins in entry for Helen W Perkins, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"
    • Joseph W Perkins, "United States Census, 1870"

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