Thomas Mathews Perkins

19 May 1834–8 February 1884 (Age 49)
Tre-Boeth, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas Mathews

When Thomas Mathews Perkins was born on 19 May 1834, in Tre-Boeth, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, William Perkins, was 27 and his mother, Jane Matthews, was 19. He married Margaret Evans on 1 July 1860, in Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1841 and Llansamlet, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 8 February 1884, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Mathews Perkins
1834–1884
Margaret Evans
1841–1937
Marriage: 1 July 1860
Jane Evans Hay Perkins
1861–1935
Catherine Evans Perkins
1863–1956
David Evans Perkins
1865–1866
Daniel Evans Perkins
1867–1869
Nephi Evans Perkins
1870–1870

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 July 1860Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Children

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (7)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    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.
    1839 · The Rebecca Riots Take Place
    Age 5
    The Rebecca Riots were a group of protests in west Wales from 1839-1843. The people involved were mostly poor farmers, primarily men dressed as women. The group was called “Rebecca and her daughters”, a title believed to have come the book of Genesis. They mostly fought against the toll-gates. There is only record of one death during the riots: a young Sarah Williams had been warned that the rioters were coming, but upon refusing to leave, was killed.
    1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed
    Age 16
    Like the iron and copper mines, the coal fields in South Wales were very important to the industrial revolution. Many of those that worked in the coal mines were part of the Merthyr uprising.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic from Perkin , also found throughout mid and south Wales.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Parkis
    Parkins
    Perkin

    Story Highlight

    Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel (Thomas, Margaret and Jane Perkins are listed about half way down the document)

    Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Source of Trail Excerpt: Young, Joseph W., "Report of the Immigration," Deseret News [Weekly], 17 Sep. 1862, 93. Read Trail Excerpt: REPORT OF THE IMMIGRAT …

    Sources (26)

    • Thomas Perkins, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Thoma Perkins in entry for Ephraim W. Perkins, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Thomas Pergrin in household of William Pergrin, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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