William Jobe Perkins

17 December 1815–24 October 1869 (Age 53)
New Salem, Jackson, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of William Jobe

When William Jobe Perkins was born on 17 December 1815, in New Salem, Jackson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Ephraim Atkinson Perkins, was 23 and his mother, Eda Elizabeth Jobe, was 20. He married Martha Randall Perkins on 14 July 1835, in Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 24 October 1869, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Saint George City Cemetery, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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William Jobe Perkins
Mary Jane Willis
Marriage: 16 July 1857
Andrew Houston Perkins
Harriet R. Perkins
Martha Jane Perkins
Eda Elizabeth Perkins
Dicy Ray Perkins

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  • Marriage
    16 July 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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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. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 5
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 15
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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 (43)

    • 1850 - William J Perkins, "United States Census, 1850" Utah Territory, Utah
    • William Perkins, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • 1930 - William J. Perkins in entry for Eda Perkins Willis, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

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