JOSEPH R. PERKINS was born April 21, 1815, in Russell County, Ky. The parents were Richard and Nancy (Graves) Perkins. The father was born in North Carolina; he died June 4, 1847, aged fifty-eight. The mother was born in Virginia; she died March 14, 1848, aged sixty. Our subject came to Elkton in 1834, where he sold goods till 1840, when he came to this farm, where he has since lived. This farm consists of about 600 acres, and is improved with buildings which cost over $12,000. His brother, Judge Ben T. Perkins, a resident of Elkton, has held public offices ever since coming to this county. Mr. Perkins was married in 1837 to Miss M. P. Gray. She was born in Todd County, October 19, 1819. This lady died January 13, 1875, leaving seven children-four sons and three daughters. He is a member of the Christian Church.
Biographical Sketch of Joseph R. Perkins
MLA Source Citation:Battle, J. H. Counties Of Todd And Christian, Kentucky. Historical And Biographical. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., Chicago And Louisville. 1884. At current time this manuscript consists of only the Todd County section and a few biographies from Christian County. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 23 October 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/kentucky/biographical-sketch-of-joseph-r-perkins.htm - Last updated on May 18th, 2011
Contribute to the Conversation!
Our "rules" are simple. Keep the conversation on subject and mind your manners! If this is your first time posting, we do moderate comments before we let them appear... so give us a while to get to them. Once we get to know you here, we'll remove that requirement.
You must be logged in to post a comment.