Oliver Perkins

14 June 1735–22 March 1798 (Age 62)
Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Oliver

When Oliver Perkins was born on 14 June 1735, in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Newman Perkins, was 24 and his mother, Mehitable Godfrey, was 28. He had at least 6 sons and 3 daughters with Ruth Wilcox. He died on 22 March 1798, in Sterling, Windham, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Sterling, Windham, Connecticut, United States.

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Oliver Perkins
Ruth Wilcox
Amos Perkins
Elisha Perkins
Newman Perkins
Mary Perkins
Ransom Perkins Elder
Oliver Perkins
Ruth Perkins
Caleb Perkins
Susannah ( Susan) Perkins

Spouse and Children


    Ruth Wilcox




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World Events (4)


Age 41

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 41

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 51

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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 (3)

  • Oliver Perkins, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Oliver Perkins, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Oliver in entry for Ruth Perkins, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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