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Updated January 9, 2010

..........SEEKING THE FOLLOWING..........

WILLIAM PERKINS b.1-6-1755 Mt.Carmel,New Haven Co.,CT .
m.1st.Ruth HOTCHKISS
m.2nd Martha "Patty" CLAFLIN

He resided in the towns of Pomfret & Woodstock,Windsor Co.,Vermont. In ca.1805 he moved to Quebec Canada and resided there until 1837.

His Children with RUTH HOTCHKISS:

1. "Unknown" Perkins b.1776 CT
2. Lent Hotchkiss Perkins b.1778 CT.......*{Have Additional Data}
3. Elias Perkins b.1781 CT................*{Have Additional Data}
4. Dorcus Perkins b.178_ CT
5. Rebecca Perkins b.178_ CT

His children with MARTHA "PATTY" CLAFLIN:

1.Martha "Patty" Perkins b.1787 VT........*{Have Additional Data}
2.William Perkins Junior b.1789 VT........*{Have Additional Data}
3.Eunice Perkins b.1791 VT................*{Have Additional Data}
4.Elizabeth "Betsey" Perkins b.1792VT.....*{Have Additional Data}
5.Sarah "Sally" Perkins b.1794 VT
6.**JOHN PERKINS** b.1796 VT.........*{Need Additional Data}
7.Mary "Polly" Perkins b.1798 VT
8.Levia Perkins b.1800 VT

William Perkins b.1755 CT served in the Revolutionary War and fought with the CT State Troops. His service record was transfered and acredited to the state of VERMONT. He was a resident of Pomfret,Windsor Co., Vermont in 1781 and is listed as a "FREEMAN".He then resided in Canada (1805-1837) and resided in Crownpoint,Essex Co.,NY until his death.

***I am most interested in the where-a-bouts of his son named, JOHN PERKINS b.1796 VT. He appears to be my ancestor, John C.Perkins b.1796 VT who married Hannah Russell. She was the daughter of ABSALOM & ANNA {BABCOCK} RUSSELL.
A 4th Male PERKINS cousin of mine took the Y-DNA test. His set of dna numbers did not match up with the linage of WILLIAM PERKINS (above). This Wm. Perkins lineage is linked to the immigrant ancestor known as "EDWARD PERKINS of New Haven, CT" (See the book: "The Descendants of Edward Perkins of New Haven, CT, by: Caroline Perkins").

My cousins dna test outcome shows that our PERKINS ancestor comes from the family lineage of the immigrants of either JOHN PERKINS,Senior of Ipswich,MA or his cousin ABRAHAM PERKINS of Hampton, New Hampshire.

*NOTE* Unless the Author of the book "The Descendants of Edward Perkins of New Haven, CT" facts are wrong, there is no possible way that my JOHN C. PERKINS b.1796 VT was the son of William & Martha (Claflin) Perkins (above).
ABSALOM RUSSELL b.1777 m.3-12-1800 Ontario Co.,N.Y
m.ANNA BABCOCK, dau. of George & Susanna {Sheldon} BABCOCK.

1850 is when he first appears on ANY census (age 74). He is living with the family of, Thomas & "Emma" HART at Kendal,Orleans Co.,N.Y. In 1855, Emma Hart is listed in the N.Y state census as being born in Wyoming Co.,N.Y. In 1860 his wife is now listed as AMY HART, her maiden name was AMY(BUCK). I do not know if Amy (Buck) Hart was also the woman named "Emma" in the earlier census.

It is my opinion that Emma was a child of Absalom & Anna {Babcock} Russell and that she died and Thomas Hart then married Amy (Buck). In 1860, Absalom Russell moved to Michigan to live with his daughter Hannah (Russell) Perkins\Crego.

Another child of theirs was, Charles Philip Russell. He moved to the state of Michigan prior to 1840 and is listed on the 1840 MI Census as "C.P. Russell".
ABSALOM RUSSELL b.3-12-1777 Chesterfield, MA is a direct descendant of William & Martha Russell who arrived in Cambridge,MA in 1636.

Many New England families can trace their lineage back to Wm.& Martha Russell of Cambridge,MA. Absalom Russell's lineage is... (Absalom6,John5,John4,John3,John2,William1}


Denise E. Perkins-Ready

Milwaukee, WI A-United States

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