Ray, do you know the names of this James Perry's children, or the names of other descendants of Hardy Perry? We are looking for the father of Allen, Noah and Celia Perry (there may have been others). Allen b 1824 NC, Noah b 1828 McMinn Co TN, Celia b 1829 TN. Their mother--or grandmother--Ruth (b in NC) appears living with Noah in the 1850 Meigs Co census. Searching for their father leads us to Monroe Co TN, where several Perrys, Daniel, Hardy, and a James, as well as Silas, appeared in the 1830 and 1840 censuses. Silas and a brother James had large families, but these three are not named among their children. Could there have been another James Perry, possibly related to the Hardy who was in Monroe Co, in this area during this time period? Do you know of any Monroe Co TN connection with any of Hardy's descendants? I am almost sure my family Perrys would have had Indian connections.
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