Francis Perry

1811–1892 (Age 81)
Belém, Pará, Brazil

The Life of Francis

When Francis Perry was born on 14 April 1811, in Belém, Pará, Brazil, his father, Antonio Perry, was 18 and his mother, Mary, was 16. He married Sally Chedel about 1835, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Barrington, Bristol, Rhode Island, United States for about 10 years. He died on 7 May 1892, in Stoneham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Barrington, Bristol, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Perry
Sally Chedel
Marriage: about 1835
Caroline Perry
Francis Perry
Joseph Boutelle Perry
Nathaniel Perry

Spouse & Children

  • Male1811–1892Male

  • Sally Chedel


about 1835
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States


  • Caroline Perry


  • Francis Perry


  • Joseph Boutelle Perry


  • Nathaniel Perry


Parents & Siblings

  • Antonio Perry


  • Mary




World Events (8)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 1

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1835 · First Fire Insurance

Age 24

On Decmeber 3, 1835, the first fire insurance policy is issued by the Manufacturer Mutual Fire Insurance Company.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Francis Perry, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Francis Perry, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Francis Perry in household of Joseph B Perry, "United States Census, 1880"

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