John Palmer Perry

17 February 1788–2 January 1861 (Age 72)
Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of John Palmer

When John Palmer Perry was born on 17 February 1788, in Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Simeon Perry, was 44 and his mother, Avis Palmer, was 40. He married Elizabeth Read on 21 August 1816, in Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He died on 2 January 1861, in his hometown, at the age of 72, and was buried in Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

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John Palmer Perry
Elizabeth Read
Marriage: 21 August 1816
Elizabeth Alice Perry
Harriet Amelia Perry
Ann Richmond Perry
Juliette Southerville Perry
Simeon Perry
Maria Perry

Spouse and Children

21 August 1816
Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States



    Harriet Amelia Perry


    Ann Richmond Perry


    Juliette Southerville Perry


    Simeon Perry


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+4 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 1

George Washington elected first president of United States.
1789 · The United States Constitution

Age 1

Originally comprising seven articles, the United States Constitution is the backbone of the law in the Nation. The first three articles talk about the separation of powers, dividing the government into three branches: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. Articles Four, Five and Six describe the what each state governments have rights to do, how the states and the federal government should act in their relationship, and how the constitutional amendments are shared between all states. The Seventh Article explains and establishes the procedure used by the thirteen States to ratify it. It is regarded as the oldest written and codified national constitution in force. Since the Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended 27 times, including an amendment to repeal a previous one.

Age 20

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Herry ‘son of Herry’, a variant of Harry ( see Harris ).2 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a pear tree, Middle English per(r)ie (Old English pyrige, a derivative of pere ‘pear’). This surname and a number of variants have been established in Ireland since the 17th century.

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

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  • John P. Perry in entry for Ann R. Perry, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • John P. Perry in entry for Simeon Perry, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • John P Perry, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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