I have since learned that the father of Mary Jane PERRY was actually named Eli (or Ely) F. PERRY; this may be the same Eli (Ely) F. PERRY found in Preble in 1850 & Willett, Cortland County in the 1870 & 1880 censuses (he is found in Chenango County in 1860). It appears to me that Eli (Ely) and Eunice divorced before 1850, and Eli (Ely) remarried Phebe (Phoebe; nee unknown) and had at least three children with her: Theodore (b. ca 1847 NY), Jane E. (b. ca 1848 NY), and Dewitt Clinton (b. ca 1849 NY). I have reason to believe that Phebe (Phoebe) may be a daughter of Martin BUSHNELL of Madison Co., NY. If this sounds familiar to anyone, please contact me or leave me a note here. Thanks!