I have found that Abraham Perry died in May 1788 in Bertie Co., NC. His wife's name was Anne Perry. Abraham Perry left two legal heirs -- Priscilla Perry Stone, wife of Solomon Stone of Bertie Co., and Sarah Perry Stone, wife of William Stone of Bertie Co. (and brother to Solomon Stone aforementioned). Abraham Perry seems to have also had several illegitimate children by Mary Robinson. Some documentation wherein Abraham Perry is deeding land to Asenath Perry Robinson states he was of "Martin Co.", although almost all references state that Abraham Perry was from Bertie Co.. It could be possible that Mary Robinson was his mistress, and that she was originally from Martin Co..
Does anyone have access to the Bastardy Bonds for Martin Co., NC in the 1780s? Arnold Perry would have been born circa 1784, and Elizabeth "Betsy" Perry would have been born circa 1787 or 1788. Asenath "Sena" Perry would have been born in the 1780s too. All of these children would have had Mary Robinson as their mother, while Abraham Perry was the father. As stated before, Abraham Perry was killed by lightning in 1788. Mary Robinson received land from Abraham in Bertie Co. at the settlement of his estate there. Mary Robinson later married to Arthur Venters in January 1799 in Onslow Co., North Carolina.
Thank you in advance for any help.
Zane D. Perry