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Ransom and Drucilla Perry

Ransom and Drucilla Perry

Posted: 18 Oct 2012 6:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Seeking death date and burial place for Ransom Perry, born North Carolina, 1784; living Carroll Co., AR, at least as late as Nov. 15, 1854, when he bought land (SW/SE 2-18-23). He was listed on 1850 census with his (4th) wife, Drucilla--they were enumerated as BERRY, an error in this case. He had been quite prominent in Bartholomew Co., IN, with many children, most of whom stayed in Indiana. The descendants went so far as to erect a substantial monument in the City Cemetery, for Ransom Perry and other family members; but it is very unlikely he was actually buried there. Interested to know what resources are available in Carroll Co., such as probate indexes, countywide cemetery indexes, newspaper obits, etc. Ransom Perry is one of our persistent mysteries, but bounty land data from Natl Archives (and glorecords) is the best lead we've had in ages!

Re: Ransom and Drucilla Perry

Posted: 3 Nov 2012 8:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Donna,

I found this online transcribed from The biographical record of Livingston County, Illinois.

"Henry B. Meek, the father of subject, grew to manhood in Kentucky, and when a young man moved to Jennings county, Indiana, where he was united in marriage with Miss Parthenia A. Perry, who was born near Knoxville, Tennessee, and a daughter of Ransom Perry, who moved from Tennessee to that country in an early day. The family was originally from North Carolina. While residing in Tennessee, Ransom Perry took an active part in public affairs, serving as probate judge, and also in other official positions. Loving his country, he served as a soldier in the war of 1812.
From Indiana he later moved to Missouri, locating near Carthage, Jasper county, where
he died about 1857."

Re: Ransom and Drucilla Perry

Posted: 3 Nov 2012 12:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Wonderful! Another new lead! This is near Joplin, and just a few miles north of Carroll Co., AR; so fits with the previous clues. Best of all, it is very near the home of an AUNT that I plan to visit in a few weeks! Thanks so much for sharing, Johnna!
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