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Alonzo Hiram Perry, GA

Alonzo Hiram Perry, GA

J. Steven Perry (View posts)
Posted: 17 Feb 2001 9:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Dec 2002 7:45AM GMT
Surnames: Perry, Gordon
I am looking for info Alonzo Hiram Perry, my Great Great Grand Father probably from Georgia. I know that he married Martha Mahala Gordon, and that they may have eventually died in Kentucky. They had at least two sons Edgar Alonzo (my great grand father) and Walter Julian Perry. Any info up the line would be helpful.

Alonzo Perry

Posted: 20 Feb 2001 12:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Dec 2002 7:46AM GMT
Surnames: Perry
Do you have in dates of birth..etc..? I have an Alonza Perry in KY. Would like to know more?

Alonzo Hiram Perry

J. Steven Perry (View posts)
Posted: 20 Feb 2001 12:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Dec 2002 7:46AM GMT
Surnames: Perry, Gordon
Hi Louise, I am not sure. The sons were born in the early 1870s so I am guessing that Alonzo Hiram was born in the late 1840s or early 50s. I would imagine he probably died in the 1900s or teens. My understanding is that Martha Mahala Gordon was half native american indian, but do not know the tribe.

Alonzo Perry

Jan Perry Wilson (View posts)
Posted: 24 Feb 2001 11:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Dec 2002 7:48AM GMT
Surnames: Perry, Pollard, Harmer
Hi there, I was looking through the Perry family list and saw your reference to Alonzo Perry. This is quite intriguing to me as my 3rd cousin and I have discovered we had an Alonzo Perry in our family line.

We know who he was born to, Margaret Perry from Barking in Essex, England.
She was born in 1853 and Alonzo was born in 1874, before she married in 1877. Obviously
this isn't your Alonzo, but we are wondering where the name Alonzo came
from, in a family littered with names such as Henry, William and Thomas.

For what it may be worth to you, we can trace our family line back to 1791.
My 3rd cousin and I share the same g.g.grandparents - Thomas Douglas
Perry (b.1825) and Jemima Pollard (b.1827). Jemima's father was James
Pollard born in 1791. They went on to have my g.grandfather Henry William
Perry (b.1856) and Margaret from whom Alonzo and my cousin is descended.
The story as we know it so far is that our g.g.grandparents looked after
Alonzo and then allowed Margaret back home after a year - we thought maybe
she named her baby Alonzo so that he stuck out from the rest of the family,
or after his father!!! Alonzo was still living with our g.g.grandparents
when he was 19 in in the 1891 Census for Grimsby in Lincolnshire, although
Margaret married a William Harmer in 1877. Alonzo then took on the name of
Perry-Harmer and had a son, Leslie Alonzo Harmer, in 1902, although sadly he
died at only 5 weeks old.

I hope I haven't bored you too much with this, but we are really interested
in finding out how an Alonzo came into our family names!!

All the best,

Jan

Alonzo Hiram Perry

J. Steven Perry (View posts)
Posted: 25 Feb 2001 10:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Dec 2002 7:48AM GMT
Surnames: Perry
Hi Jan,

I am not sure where the name Alonzo comes from either. If family tradition holds up, this is probably the first Alonzo in our line. Our tradition is that the Father and the first son share a name, but it is not repeated twice. So for example. Alonzo Hiram's oldest sun was Edgar Alonzon, and his son was Edgar Leroy, who's son was in turn James Leroy, etc. However, I heard that Alonzo Hiram's father may also have been named Alonzo, (I have no proof one way or another) so that theory may be all washed up. Another thing I have run across is that the spelling of Alonzo is inconsistent; I have also seen it spelled Alanzo, which certainly doesn't help matters much either!

Alonzo Perry

Jan Perry Wilson (View posts)
Posted: 26 Feb 2001 10:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Dec 2002 7:49AM GMT
Surnames: Perry
Hi there,

Thanks for your reply. It seems as though we are all going to have to remain in the dark about why Alonzo suddenly appears in families. I thought there might have been a famous Alonzo around in 1874 - when 'my' Alonzo was born - I think the name originates in Portugal.

All the best, Jan.

Re: Alonzo Hiram Perry, GA

Robin Councilman (View posts)
Posted: 18 Apr 2002 10:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Dec 2002 7:49AM GMT
Surnames: Perry
I have info on Alonzo to include part of family bible.

Re: Alonzo Hiram Perry, GA

Kitty Johnson (View posts)
Posted: 19 Apr 2002 1:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Dec 2002 7:50AM GMT
Surnames: Perry
My grandmother was Katie Perry from Floyd Co., GA and I have no information on her parentage. I would appreciate any information you have on Alonzo in case I find a link to him.

Thanks!

Re: Alonzo Hiram Perry, GA

Posted: 9 Sep 2011 1:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gordon, Perry, Tyner
Hi - Do you know if your Martha Mahala Gordon had a sister Elizabeth? In the 1850 Walker Co,GA US census my G2 grandmother Elizabeth Gordon Tyner lived in the next household from what I believe is your Martha Gordon. I have not been able to find any information on her Gordon family & would appreciate any insights.
many thanks, Lynn
btw, Elizabeth had a son named Alonzo
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