I have just begun a search of my wife's roots. She had a Nancy Perkins, b. 1856, d.1888, buried in Vernon Parish. She was married to Amadee James, b.1859, d.08/08/18 in Vernon Parish.
Amadee's parents were, George James b. New York 1822, Mother Nancy b.1830 in Louisiana.
Nancy and Amadee had 1 son I am sure of. George Washington James, b. 07/05/1881 in La. d. 04.12/1926 in Vernon Parish.
Hope this helps.
If it fits, please share what you haveregarding Nancy Perkins.