Elizabeth Perley1

b. June 14, 1752
  • Last Edited: 17 Dec 2010

Citations

  1. M. V. B. Perley, History and Genealogy of the Perley Family, , at https://archive.org/stream/historygenealogy01perl . Salem, Mass.: Published by the Compiler, (1906) , p. 47.
  2. Vital Records of Ipswich Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, Salem, Mass.: The Essex Institute, (1910) , p. 291.
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Elizabeth Perley1

b. February 8, 1770
  • Last Edited: 2 Sep 2009

Family: Samuel Elwell b. perhaps 1768

Citations

  1. M. V. B. Perley, History and Genealogy of the Perley Family, , at https://archive.org/stream/historygenealogy01perl . Salem, Mass.: Published by the Compiler, (1906) , p. 104.
  2. M. V. B. Perley, History and Genealogy of the Perley Family, , at https://archive.org/stream/historygenealogy01perl . Salem, Mass.: Published by the Compiler, (1906) , p. 106.
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Elizabeth Perley1

b. perhaps 1778
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  • Elizabeth Perley was born perhaps 1778.
  • She was the daughter of Israel Perley and Elizabeth Mooers.1
  • Last Edited: 5 Apr 2010

Citations

  1. M. V. B. Perley, History and Genealogy of the Perley Family, , at https://archive.org/stream/historygenealogy01perl . Salem, Mass.: Published by the Compiler, (1906) , p. 118.
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Elizabeth Perley1

b. perhaps 1795
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  • Elizabeth Perley was born perhaps 1795.
  • She was the daughter of Jacob Perley and Mary Potter.1
  • Last Edited: 5 Apr 2010

Citations

  1. M. V. B. Perley, History and Genealogy of the Perley Family, , at https://archive.org/stream/historygenealogy01perl . Salem, Mass.: Published by the Compiler, (1906) , p. 170.
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Elizabeth Perley1

b. perhaps 1795
  • Last Edited: 24 Apr 2010

Citations

  1. M. V. B. Perley, History and Genealogy of the Perley Family, , at https://archive.org/stream/historygenealogy01perl . Salem, Mass.: Published by the Compiler, (1906) , p. 214.
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Elizabeth Mary Perley1

b. January, 1826, d. August 11, 1826
  • Last Edited: 19 Feb 2015

Citations

  1. Vital records of Rowley, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, Salem, Mass.: The Essex Institute, (1928-1931) , p. 504.
  2. Vital records of Rowley, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, Salem, Mass.: The Essex Institute, (1928-1931) , p. 158.
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Elizabeth Mooers Perley1

b. August 13, 1791, d. May 8, 1851
  • Last Edited: 20 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. M. V. B. Perley, History and Genealogy of the Perley Family, , at https://archive.org/stream/historygenealogy01perl . Salem, Mass.: Published by the Compiler, (1906) , p. 214.
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Emeline Perley1

b. perhaps 1817
  • Last Edited: 5 Apr 2010

Citations

  1. M. V. B. Perley, History and Genealogy of the Perley Family, , at https://archive.org/stream/historygenealogy01perl . Salem, Mass.: Published by the Compiler, (1906) , p. 178.
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Emeline Perley1

b. April 8, 1821
  • Last Edited: 19 Feb 2015

Citations

  1. Vital records of Rowley, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, Salem, Mass.: The Essex Institute, (1928-1931) , p. 158.
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Enoch Perley1

b. May 20, 1737, d. 1748
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  • Enoch Perley was born on May 20, 1737.1
  • He was the son of Amos Perley and Margaret Cogswell.1
  • Enoch died in 1748.1
  • Last Edited: 22 Aug 2009

Citations

  1. M. V. B. Perley, History and Genealogy of the Perley Family, , at https://archive.org/stream/historygenealogy01perl . Salem, Mass.: Published by the Compiler, (1906) , p. 39.
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Enoch Perley1

b. May 19, 1749, d. December 23, 1829
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  • Enoch Perley was born on May 19, 1749.2
  • He was the son of Thomas Perley and Eunice Putnam.1
  • Enoch Perley was a member of Capt. Jacob Gould's company of Minute Men that marched to the defence of Lexington 19 Apr 1775. He chased the British into Boston and was out six days, and the muster roll reads that he marched sixty-five miles. The next year he removed to the wilds of Maine, and began a settlement on land laid out in 1760 and owned by an Essex County company. His clearing became in due time the town of Bridgton. His original house was still standing in 1906, the oldest house in the town. At that time, it was used as a tool repair shop, and was owned by his grandson, Hon. John P. Perley, who owned and occupied the farm. Augustus Perley of Bridgton, a grandson of Enoch, has furnished some particulars of the old house: It was about eighteen feet square, with about seven foot posts, and had quite a sharp roof. The covering was good pine boards feather-edged, without clapboards. What little of chamber there was, was lighted through a hole between the studs, which was closed by a piece of board fitted in and held in place by a cleat. The chamber was entered through a trap-door, which was reached by a turn-up ladder. A trap-door led into the cellar. The chimney and fireplace were at one corner and built of stone; the latter broad enough to take a four-foot log, and the mantel so high that a man might stand erect beneath it. The bed was in one corner and the cupboard in another. The house had three windows and one door. Soon after his marriage in 1778, he built a new and commodious house, which, with the proprietor's records, was destroyed by fire 2 Oct 1880.2
    Ground-floor Plan of Enoch's house
  • Enoch married Anna Flint on March 17, 1778.3
  • Enoch Perley was moderator of the first town meeting of Bridgton, where he afterwards held many other town offices. He was a justice of the peace and quorum in 1816, and must have been for some time before, for on 2 May 1796, there was acknowledged before him a deed conveying "a dwelling house situated on Prison lane in Salem, Mass., which house now stands on land of John Teague of Salem, blacksmith, near the house of Widow Williams, one end of said house fronts on the easterly side of Prison lane." He was in many respects a remarkable man—of great activity of mind and body, untiring perseverance and keen sagacity. He was small in stature, with a sharp voice and a quick emphatic manner of speaking, peculiar to himself. He foresaw, at an early day, the prospective value of pine timber in that region, and purchased large tracts for a comparatively trifling consideration, and while others were stripping their lands of timber, wasting and burning it, he carefully preserved his until, before his death, it became to him a large fortune. At the time of his decease he was by far the wealthiest man in all that region. He left the principal part of his property to his two sons, who were extensively known in this County and in other parts of the State, as Maj. Perley and Gen. Perley. In their hands, and up to the time of their decease, the property was not only preserved but increased, and, what is a little remarkable, the same may be said of it in the hands of the third generation. Enoch Perley was always known in Bridgton and the surrounding towns by the title of "Squire Perley," and even now, he is spoken of and distinguished from his sons who succeeded him, as "the old Squire." We have heard many anecdotes illustrating the keen sagacity and sharp wit of this little old gentleman, in short breeches and large shoe-buckles — always busy, exercising his various occupations of farmer, carpenter, stonemason, smith, turner, tanner and currier, hunter and fisherman and, it would seem from the lines we copy, occasionally indulging in poetic flights!4
    Enoch Perley, Esq.
  • The following lines were written by Mr. Perley in 1776, in Bridgton, on the bark of a birch tree, and were published in the Portland Advertiser in 1856. So far as poetic construction is concerned, they are very defective. But there is something in them—in the time and manner in which they were written, as well as the thoughts expressed, which interests us. There is enough in them, if clothed in the elegant diction of a Longfellow, to make an elegant poem.qwpwqqwtablewqqwcolgroupwqqwcol width="20%"wqqwtrwqqwtdwqqwtdwqAll ye who love the joys of peace,qwbrwqYe who would dwell where tumults cease,qwbrwqCome, seat yourselves at my right hand;qwbrwqFor here I've found the happy land,qwpwqWhere cannon and the sound of warqwbrwqAre only heard as news from far.qwbrwqNo British troops disturb my rest.qwbrwqNo savage of the wilderness,qwpwqBeneath my little homely cell,qwbrwqIn perfect quietness I dwell,qwbrwqSurrounded by as rich a soilqwbrwqAs any found in Britain's isle.qwpwqA spacious, and a goodly landqwbrwqWhen once subdued hy human hand.qwbrwqAs labor was my father's lot,qwbrwqLabor I learnt and ne'er forgot;qwpwqHe eat his bread with sweating brow,qwbrwqAnd I expect to eat so too.qwbrwqHere, oft, when I the forest roam,qwbrwqI think of Eden's sacred grove,qwpwqWhile numerous blessings me surround,qwbrwqFancy portrays that happy ground.qwbrwqLo, here, these forests wild produce,qwbrwqAiready fitted for my use,qwpwqPaper, whose sheets are fine and large,qwbrwqWithout a farthins's cost or charge.qwbrwqHow far exceeds all human skillqwbrwqThis perfect work of nature's will!qwpwqAnd, lo, when art is forced aside,qwbrwqAll bounteous nature will provide!qwbrwqAnd here her ample stores unfold;qwbrwqHer treasures, formed in times of old.qwpwqEarth, air, and water will appearqwbrwqWith food and medicine fraught its share.qwbrwqThe ponds and brooks, I daily findqwbrwqFish afford of differing kind—qwpwqThe chub, the eel, the horned pout,qwbrwqThe pickerel, perch, and spotted trout;qwbrwqThese, with a numerous silver train,qwbrwqSport up and down the liquid plain.qwpwqThe tortoise, too. both flesh and fish,qwbrwqTo epicures a dainty dish,qwbrwqOur native beasts, that range the wood,qwbrwqServe both fur clothes and find us food.qwpwqThe gallant moose, so famed for speed,qwbrwqOn these majestic mountains feed.qwbrwqThe threatening armor from his headqwbrwqExcites in man an awful dread.qwpwqBut the fierce hound, endowed with skillqwbrwqTo know and act his master's willqwbrwqShall quickly make the monster knowqwbrwqThat man is lord of all below.qwpwqThe nimble deer, like lambkins, playqwbrwqWhere wolves and bears pursue their prey.qwbrwqThe beaver, too, whose silken coatqwbrwqIs worn and prized hy lords of note.qwpwqThe cony, and long-haired raccoon—qwbrwqThe partridge, duck, and gabbling loon.qwbrwqBesides, in nature's garden growsqwbrwqA healing balm for many woes;qwpwqWhich cures the direst of disease,qwbrwqAnd gives the suffering patient easeqwbrwqOf deepest and most deadly wound.qwbrwqOf broken limbs, and joints made sound;qwpwqAgues, and fevers, cramp and gout,qwbrwqWith colics, quincys, and no doubtqwbrwqHysterics, with disordered brain.qwbrwqAnd rheumatism's acutest pain.qwpwqThe serpent's oil I've also foundqwbrwqA cure for many a chronic wound.qwbrwqThe fir defies the surgeon's skill-qwbrwqWhile the kind birch supplies my quill;qwpwqThese blessings, and a number more,qwbrwqWhich might he added to the score,qwbrwqWere made to serve the use of manqwbrwqWhen first the world and time began.qw/tablewqqwpwqMrs. Rensselaer Cram of Portland, Me., a descendant of Mr. Perley, furnished another of his poems, as follows:—qwpwq     Lines composed by a Traveler while passing through the Notchqwbrwq     of the White Mountalns, and committed to paper at the next Tavern:—qwtablewqqwcolgroupwqqwcol width="20%"wqqwtrwqqwtdwqqwtdwqHere let the weary trav'ler pauseqwbrwqAnd contemplate his 'Maker's laws,qwbrwqWhose boundless power and matchless skillqwbrwqAre marked on ev'ry rising hill.qwpwqLo, mountains upon mountains rise,qwbrwqWhose forms terrific threat the skies;qwbrwqTheir tow'ring summits rais'd so highqwbrwqAs oft to impede the clouds that fly.qwpwqNo shrubs on their cold regions growqwbrwqWhere summer's sun scarce melts the snow.qwbrwqAs beacons, fixed by Heav'n they stand,qwbrwqA guide to seamen far from land.qwpwqThrough rifted vales the torrents rollqwbrwqLike rattling thunder round the pole.qwbrwqHuge rocks in wild disorder thrown,qwbrwqWhile thousands more seem tumbling downqwpwqTo form dark caves, where beasts may den,qwbrwqSecure from all pursuit of men.qwbrwqHere, through the mighty ragged mass,qwbrwqNature had made a narrow pass,qwpwqAnd man, whose searches know no bound,qwbrwqSought till this only path was found.qwbrwqWhere lofty crag, on either side,qwbrwqHave form'd a never-failing guide.qwpwqHere, beasts of burthen spend their toil,qwbrwqLaden with fruits of northern soil.qwbrwqHere, Europe's wealth and India's goodsqwbrwqFind passage to Canadia's woodsqwpwqMarking the great Creator's care,qwbrwqWho gives to each his lib'ral share,qwbrwqWho formed the world of various climes,qwbrwqOrdain'd the seasons, and the times,qwpwqMade ev'ry part, from north to southqwbrwqLuxuriant of its native growth—qwbrwqAnd rendering all complete together,qwbrwqMake one dependent on the other.qw/tablewq.5
  • Enoch Perley of Bridgton, Me., hearing of the dissension in his native church at Boxford, Mass., and its threatened dissolution, expressing his good will toward his native town, offered one hundred dollars to establish a fund "to secure the permanent enjoyment of the preaching of the gospel" there. A subscription was started and thirty-nine subscribers gave $3400.00, eight of whom were Perleys who contributed $1805:—qwtablewqqwtrwqqwtdwqAaron Perleyqwtd align="right"wq$500qwtdwq   Charles Perleyqwtd align="right"wq$   10qwtrwqqwtdwqAmos Perleyqwtd align="right"wq20qwtdwq   Enoch Perleyqwtd align="right"wq100qwtrwqqwtdwqArtemas W. Perleyqwtd align="right"wq20qwtdwq   Henry Perleyqwtd align="right"wq5qwtrwqqwtdwqAsa Perley, Jr.qwtd align="right"wq100qwtdwq   Thomas Perleyqwtd align="right"wq1050qw/tablewqOne-fifth of the subscribers contributed half the amount.3
  • Enoch died on December 23, 1829 at age 80.3
  • Last Edited: 3 Sep 2009

Family: Anna Flint b. July 20, 1753, d. April 15, 1823

Citations

  1. M. V. B. Perley, History and Genealogy of the Perley Family, , at https://archive.org/stream/historygenealogy01perl . Salem, Mass.: Published by the Compiler, (1906) , p. 54.
  2. M. V. B. Perley, History and Genealogy of the Perley Family, , at https://archive.org/stream/historygenealogy01perl . Salem, Mass.: Published by the Compiler, (1906) , p. 123.
  3. M. V. B. Perley, History and Genealogy of the Perley Family, , at https://archive.org/stream/historygenealogy01perl . Salem, Mass.: Published by the Compiler, (1906) , p. 125.
  4. M. V. B. Perley, History and Genealogy of the Perley Family, , at https://archive.org/stream/historygenealogy01perl . Salem, Mass.: Published by the Compiler, (1906) , p. 123-124.
  5. M. V. B. Perley, History and Genealogy of the Perley Family, , at https://archive.org/stream/historygenealogy01perl . Salem, Mass.: Published by the Compiler, (1906) , p. 124-125.
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Enoch Perley1

b. 1792, d. February 20, 1795
  • Father: Aaron Perley1 b. September 18, 1755, d. December 10, 1831 or January 10, 1832
  • Mother: Mehitable Wood1 b. November 26, 1761, d. March 15, 1853
  • THIS LISTING HAS NOT YET BEEN AUDITED, AND MAY NOT BE ACCURATE; A.
  • Enoch Perley was born in 1792.1
  • He was the son of Aaron Perley and Mehitable Wood.1
  • Enoch died on February 20, 1795.1
  • Last Edited: 3 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. M. V. B. Perley, History and Genealogy of the Perley Family, , at https://archive.org/stream/historygenealogy01perl . Salem, Mass.: Published by the Compiler, (1906) , p. 126.
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Enoch Perley1

b. February 4, 1795, d. May 24, 1814
  • Father: Aaron Perley1 b. September 18, 1755, d. December 10, 1831 or January 10, 1832
  • Mother: Mehitable Wood1 b. November 26, 1761, d. March 15, 1853
  • THIS LISTING HAS NOT YET BEEN AUDITED, AND MAY NOT BE ACCURATE; A.
  • Enoch Perley was born on February 4, 1795. In 1812, when he was seventeen years old, he entered Phillips Exeter Academy.1
  • He was the son of Aaron Perley and Mehitable Wood.1
  • Enoch died on May 24, 1814 at age 19.1
  • Last Edited: 3 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. M. V. B. Perley, History and Genealogy of the Perley Family, , at https://archive.org/stream/historygenealogy01perl . Salem, Mass.: Published by the Compiler, (1906) , p. 126.
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Ephraim Perley1

b. July 7, 1781, d. August 3, 1786
  • Last Edited: 3 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. M. V. B. Perley, History and Genealogy of the Perley Family, , at https://archive.org/stream/historygenealogy01perl . Salem, Mass.: Published by the Compiler, (1906) , p. 128.
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Ephraim Tisdale Perley1

b. August 22, 1794
  • Last Edited: 20 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. M. V. B. Perley, History and Genealogy of the Perley Family, , at https://archive.org/stream/historygenealogy01perl . Salem, Mass.: Published by the Compiler, (1906) , p. 214.
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Eunice Perley1

b. May 24, 1739, d. June 19, 1822
  • Reference: 3846adbh
  • Last Edited: 26 Aug 2009

Family: Daniel Nourse b. perhaps 1737

Citations

  1. M. V. B. Perley, History and Genealogy of the Perley Family, , at https://archive.org/stream/historygenealogy01perl . Salem, Mass.: Published by the Compiler, (1906) , p. 39.
  2. M. V. B. Perley, History and Genealogy of the Perley Family, , at https://archive.org/stream/historygenealogy01perl . Salem, Mass.: Published by the Compiler, (1906) , p. 75.
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Eunice Perley1

b. April 14, 1782, d. July 18, 1862
  • Father: Henry Perley1 b. February 17, 1755, d. February 6, 1838
  • Mother: Eunice Hood1 b. October 1, 1757, d. October 11, 1790
  • Last Edited: 5 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. M. V. B. Perley, History and Genealogy of the Perley Family, , at https://archive.org/stream/historygenealogy01perl . Salem, Mass.: Published by the Compiler, (1906) , p. 137.
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