Francis Perry

1800–
Maine, United States

The Life of Francis

Francis Perry was born about 1800, in Maine, United States. He married Naomi Colby in 1840, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Francis Perry
1800–
Naomi Colby
1807–
Marriage: 1840

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1840
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

World Events (3)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 0

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1803

Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1804 · Whitehead Light

Age 4

In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.

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 (2)

  • Francis Perry, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Francis Perry, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"

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