Andrew Houston Perkins

5 December 1809–18 March 1851 (Age 41)
Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Andrew Houston

When Andrew Houston Perkins was born on 5 December 1809, in Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, United States, his father, Reuben Perkins, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Petillo, was 27. He married Jemima Whitson on 4 September 1827, in Jackson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1840. He died on 18 March 1851, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Andrew Houston Perkins
Jemima Whitson
Marriage: 4 September 1827
Reuben Winchester Perkins
Charles Perkins
Harvey Lytle Perkins
Lenorie Matson Perkins
Zenira M Perkins
Elizabeth Jane Matson Perkins

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 September 1827Jackson, Tennessee, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 9
    Illinois is the 21st state.
    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 12
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    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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    Reuben Perkins info

    Birth: Mar. 1, 1783 Lincoln County North Carolina, USA Death: Oct. 22, 1871 Bountiful Davis County Utah, USA Author: Brigham Young Perkins Text: My grandfather, Reuben Perkins, oldest so …

    Sources (24)

    • A H Perkins, "United States Census, 1840" Illinois
    • Andrew H Perkins, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Andrew H Perkins, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

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