William G. Perkins

1 February 1820–16 April 1841 (Age 21)
Madison, Madison, Madison, New York, United States

The Life of William G.

When William G. Perkins was born on 1 February 1820, in Madison, Madison, Madison, New York, United States, his father, Luke M Perkins, was 45 and his mother, Sabra Greenman, was 44. He died on 16 April 1841, at the age of 21.

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Luke M Perkins
Sabra Greenman
Luke Perkins
Nathaniel Perkins
Joel Perkins
Sabra Perkins
Susannah Perkins
Tabitha Perkins
John Perkins
Asa E. Perkins
Hubbard Stoel Perkins
Hezekiah Gordon Perkins
Ransom Perkins
William G. Perkins

Parents and Siblings

    Luke M Perkins





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World Events (5)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 5

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 7

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

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.

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Sources (2)

  • Legacy NFS Source: William G. Perkins - Government record: birth: 1 February 1820; Madison, Madison, New York, United States
  • Legacy NFS Source: William G. Perkins - Individual or family possessions: Family Bible: birth-name: William G. Perkins

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