Lewis Caswell Perry

3 May 1835–2 November 1919 (Age 84)
German, Chenango, New York, United States

The Life of Lewis Caswell

When Lewis Caswell Perry was born on 3 May 1835, in German, Chenango, New York, United States, his father, Marvin Marion Perry, was 29 and his mother, Marmora or Mamre Lewis, was 23. He married Clarissa Cowles from 1861 to 1863, in Allegany, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in New York, United States for about 5 years and Bolivar, Bolivar, Allegany, New York, United States for about 25 years. He died on 2 November 1919, in Sharon Township, Potter, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Honeoye, Sharon Township, Potter, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Lewis Caswell Perry
Clarissa Cowles
Marriage: from 1861 to 1863
Adah C Perry
Leicester Marvin Perry
Lewis A Perry
LaRue Laine Perry

Spouse and Children

from 1861 to 1863
Allegany, New York, United States


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 11

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 28

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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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Sources (3)

  • Lewis C Perry, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Louis C Perry, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lewis Perry, "New York State Census, 1865"

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