Minnesota Family Group Sheet for the William PERRY Jr Family

Husband: William PERRY Jr.
Birthdate: June 13, 1800 (1,2)
Birthplace: Thomaston, ME
Death date: September 26, 1883 (2,3)
Place of death: Otsego, Wright Co., MN
Father: William PERRY (1)
Mother: Mary RENDELL (1)

Marriage date: March 20, 1860 (8)
Marriage place: Rockland, ME

Wife: Sarah Jane SEAVEY (4)
Birthdate: Feb. 23, 1831 (5,6)
Birthplace: Trescott, Washington Co., ME
Death date: February 08, 1870 (7)
Place of death: Rockland, Knox Co., ME
Father: William SEAVEY
Mother: Sarah TUCKER


Child No. 1: Emma Lucy PERRY
Sex: F
Birthdate: December 28, 1860 (9, 10)
Birthplace: Rockland, ME
Death date: June 14, 1919 (9, 12)
Place of death: Anoka, Anoka Co., MN
Marriage date: December 11, 1880 (10, 11)
Marriage place: Elk River, Sherburne Co., MN
Spouse's name: Milton Tileston HAMLET

Child No. 2: Fanney PERRY (4,13)
Sex: F
Birthdate: June 07, 1863 (13)
Birthplace: Rockland, ME? S. Thomaston, ME?
Death date: April 03, 1864 (13)
Place of death: Rockland, ME? S. Thomaston, ME?
Marriage date:
Marriage place:
Spouse's name:

Child No. 3: Alice Marie PERRY (13)
Sex: F
Birthdate: February 13, 1865 (13)
Birthplace: Rockland, ME? S. Thomaston, ME?
Death date: 1947 (14)
Place of death: Elk River, Sherburne Co., MN
Marriage date:
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: Lincoln Hamlin DAVIS (4)
1. Vital Records of Thomaston, Maine
2. Tombstone of William Perry, Otsego Cemetery, Otsego, Wright Co., MN
3. Death Certificate of William Perry, Wright Co., MN
4. Franklyn Curtis-Wedge, History of Wright Co, MN, vol. 1, H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co., Chicago, 1915; reprinted 1977 by the Wright County Historical Society
5. 1850 Census of Trescott, ME, gives her age as 19.
6. Trescott Town Records give her birthdate as Feb 23, 1831, but call her Mary Jane. (Interestingly, the Rockland, ME, record of her marriage also calls her Mary J. Seavey, while the intentions and the newspaper announcement of the marriage call her Sarah J. Seavey. My grandmother always referred to her as Sarah.
7. "Rockland Courier-Gazette," Obituary of Sarah Perry, "Sarah, wife of William Perry, Esq., died in Rockland Feb. 8, 1870, aged 37 years."
8. "Rockland Courier-Gazette," "Sevey, Sarah J. married 20 March 1860 at Rockland to William Perry both of South Thomaston by Rev J Kalloch". In the 22 March 1860 issue.
9. Death Certificate of Emma Lucy Hamlet, Anoka Co., MN
10. Owen N. Wilcox, History of the Family of Benjamin Snow, (Gates Legal Publishing Co., Cleveland, Ohio, 1907), p. 180.
11. Marriage Records 1856-1885, Wright Co., MN, Surnames H-K
12. Tombstone of Emma Hamlet in Otsego Cemetery, Otsego, Wright Co., MN
13. Vital Records of South Thomaston, Maine, p. 78.
14. Otsego Heritage Preservation Commission, City Hall, Otsego, MN; Otsego, In the Beginning; p. 102 supplies location of death.

* William PERRY, Jr., m. 1st Olive D. FOUNTAIN. Sarah Jane SEAVEY was his much younger second wife.
* It is possible that Sarah SEAVEY had a previous marriage (although I find no record of it, nor of a possible husband's death, nor of a divorce) or an illegitimate child. The obituary of a Mary Florence is given in the [Rockland] Courier-Gazette:
"In this city, April 3d [1870] Mary Florence, daughter of the late Sarah J. Perry, aged 15 years, 2 months, and 24 days."
Mary Florence is called the daughter of Sarah J. Perry, not of Olive Perry, and no mention is made of William Perry, although he was still alive at the time.
* It must have been later in 1870 that William Perry, at least one son from his first marriage, and his young daughters from his second marriage, moved to MN. William PERRY, Jr., does not appear in the 1870 Rockland or Thomaston Censuses, and source #4 above says he arrived in MN in 1870.
* William PERRY, Jr., Emma Lucy PERRY HAMLET, Milton Tileston HAMLET, Alice Marie PERRY DAVIS and LINCOLN DAVIS are all buried in the Otsego Cemetery, Otsego, Wright Co., MN. Sarah SEAVEY PERRY is probably buried in the Hix Cemetery in Owl's Head, ME (as are William PERRY's first wife, several of his children from his first marriage, and his mother), but if she is, her stone is not extant.

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