Seeking the parents of Dr. John Wesley Perkins, born April 14,1836 in Illinois. He married Martha Frances
Polson.Their only son Thomas Daniel Perkins married Ethel Desdemonia Tharp October 5, 1898, in St. Joseph.
Other children were Eliza Annie Perkins born 1879 and Katherine E. Perkins born 1885.John and Martha are
buried in Ashland Cemetery, St. Joseph.