- [S00009] 1900 US Census, Burlington, Kane, Illinois; Roll: T623_311 Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 84. 6/9/1900.
Dwelling 64 Family 69:
"Perry, George W; Head, Male, born Mar 1840, age 60, Maried 33 years, born Illinois, father born Massachusetts, mother born Rhode Island, occupation Farmer, home Owned Free Farm"
"Perry, Helen; Wife, Female, born Jan 1842, age 58, Married 33 years, 3 children 3 living, born Illinois, father born Massachusetts, mother born England"
"Perry, Julia A;, Daughter, Female, born July 1870, age 29, Single, born Illinois, father born Illinois, mother born Illinios"
"Perry, Arthur; Son, Male, born July 1874, age 25, Single, born Illinois, father born Illinois, mother born Illinios, occupation Minister"
"Perry, Nelson I; Son, Male, born Mar 1878, age 22, Single, born Illinois, father born Illinois, mother born Illinios, occupation At School"
- [S00043] Small Notes, email E Perry 6 Oct 2004.
"Mary (Perry) Tewkesbury is listed as "Aunt Mary" in family notes I have received from my cousin -- "had infant son Morris buried in S. Burlington" (IL) and "son Clarence 74 years old in 1941"
Matthew Hale Perry (b. Aug. 27, 1796) and Pamelia Briggs (b. Apr. 7, 1802) were married in New York State.
Josiah Jones Perry, seems to have died before the Civil War (1858).
Oliver Hale Perry, b. May 16, 1832, lost an arm -- and there is a story behind this -- and he later moved to the Chico, CA area, where he died at the age of about 93.
Amos Perry (b. April 9, 1834), who moved to Iowa, lost an eye.
Hale Perry (April 4, 1838) is said to be buried somewhere in Nashville: notes show his death Oct. 2, 1862.
George Washington Perry (b. Mar. 18, 1840) -- the notes say: "Uncle George, father of Arthur" and "married Andrews" -- seems to have survived the war.
Samuel Charles Perry (b. Sept. 24, 1843) -- "drummer boy, who was killed in the South, during the Civil War; buried in So. Burlington (IL)."
- [S00132] Find-A-Grave.
"George Washington Perry
Birth: Mar. 18, 1840, DeKalb County, Illinois; Death: Dec. 27, 1929, Sycamore, DeKalb County, Illinois
The death on Friday afternoon of George W. Perry, 90, who served gallantly for three years in the Civil war (Army of the Potomac, the Eighth Illinois Cavalry), and who had been a resident of Sycamore community all his long life. Mr. Perry passed from this life at the home of his daughter Mrs. Julia Lakin on Friday evening, Dec. 27. Leaves Surviving Three Children.
George Washington Perry was born in DeKalb county March 18, 1840, a son of Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Perry. His father and mother, Pamela Briggs, came from Rhode Island. The father, who was born in 1796 and died in his 94th year, trained militia in the War of 1812, and Mrs. Parmela Briggs-Perry's father and uncle were in the Revolutionary war.
Fought In Army of Potomac 3 Years. He enlisted in Co. B (Eighth Illinois Cavalry). The regiment with their horses was sent to Washington, where, under General McClelland, was collected the largest army that had ever been brought together on this continent. The Eighth Cavalry took part in some of the greatest and fiercest battles fought in the eastern division, including those of Yorktown, Williamsburg, Chickahominy, Fair Oaks, Mechanicsville, Malvern Hill, South Mountain, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg.
In 1866, Mr. Perry was united in marriage of Helen Andrews, also of Sycamore, of a family of the first settlers of this community. To them were born three children : Mrs. Julia Lakin of Sycamore, A. A. Perry, who occupies the home farm east of Sycamore, and N. I. Perry of Chicago. There are also surviving two grandchildren, Milton and Lois, children of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Perry, and many nieces and nephews.
Sycamore True Republican, Wednesday, January 01, 1930, Pages: 1 & 6
Parents: Matthew Hale Perry (1796 - 1890), Pamelia Briggs Perry (1802 - 1881)
Burial: South Burlington Cemetery, Burlington, Kane County, Illinois
Created by: Larry60109, Record added: Jul 31, 2011, Find A Grave Memorial# 74238028"
- [S00029] Illinois Marriages, 1851-1900.
"George W Perry
Spouse Name: Helen Andrew
Marriage Date: 25 Oct 1866 Marriage County: Kane
Comments: This record can be found at the County Court Records, Film # 1481107 - 1481109"