Amos Proctor Perley1

b. perhaps 1802
  • Last Edited: 31 Mar 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. 172.
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Ancill Perley1

b. July 3, 1798, d. December 28, 1831
  • 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. 172.
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Andrew Perley1

b. perhaps 1781
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  • Andrew Perley was born perhaps 1781.
  • He was the son of Eliphalet Perley and Anna Porter.1
  • 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. 131.
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Andrew Jackson Perley1

b. March 24, 1833, d. April 11, 1840
  • Last Edited: 20 Apr 2022
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Anna Perley1

b. perhaps 1786
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  • Anna Perley was born perhaps 1786.
  • She was the daughter of Allen Perley and Lydia Porter.1
  • Last Edited: 31 Mar 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. 133.
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Anna Perley1

b. perhaps 1783
  • Last Edited: 31 Mar 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. 141.
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Anna Perley1

b. 1847 or 1848
  • Last Edited: 18 Dec 2010

Citations

  1. 1850 United States. Census Office. 7th census, Population schedules of the seventh census of the United States, 1850, Washington, District of Columbia: National Archives. Central Plains Region, (1964) , Census Place: Gray, Cumberland, Maine; Roll: M432_249; Page: 218A; Image: 421. (With few exceptions, names are listed exactly as they appear on the census.).
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Anstess Perley1

b. March 8, 1792 or March 18, 1792, d. June 12, 1831 or June 20, 1831
  • Last Edited: 2 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. 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. 105.
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Apphia Perley1

b. July 1, 1780, d. November 15, 1816
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  • Apphia Perley was born on July 1, 1780 in Rindge, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.2
  • She was the daughter of Eliphalet Perley and Anna Porter.1
  • Apphia Perley sold to Betsey and Clarissa, all spinsters, for $25, 8 Nov 1816, land in the northern part of Fitchburg reserving to my father and mother Eliphalet and Anna the use of it while they live.—Registry, 211: 68; and Israel Witherbee, Jr., carpenter, for $42, sold to Apphia and Susanna Perley single women, 1 Feb 1809, 3 acres, in Fitchburg.—Registry, 173: 259.2
  • Apphia died on November 15, 1816 in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 36 unmarried. Her father, in a letter to her uncle Henry of Boxford, dated 20 Nov 1816, thus speaks of her: "Daughter Apphia died the 15th, about 6 o'clock in the morning, after a confinement of about a month with a consumptive cough and a fever attending it, which she bore with a submissive patience. She had her reason to the last, and appeared to be fully resigned to death. She left us with consolation under a hope she has made a happy change. . . . Love and respects to sister Phebe and her children."2
  • Last Edited: 4 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. 131.
  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. 132.
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Apphia Perley1

b. August 26, 1772
  • Last Edited: 26 Feb 2015

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. 140.
  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. 263.
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Apphia Perley1

b. perhaps 1771
  • Last Edited: 31 Mar 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. 141.
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Artemas Ward Perley1

b. January 29, 1776, d. January 6, 1862
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  • Artemas Ward Perley was born on January 29, 1776 in East Boxford, Massachusetts, on the present (as of 1906) T. P. Killam place.2
  • He was the son of Nathaniel Perley and Mehitable Perley.1
  • Artemas Ward Perley was a farmer and lived on the parental estate. Mr. Perley's Boxford residence was the style that begun about 1670, having the long back roof, two stories high, two large rooms in front and a large kitchen and two bedrooms in the rear, on the first floor. It was destroyed by fire in Apr 1832, together with the barn, which was very large, and other out buildings.

    (The house seems to have been predestined to a baptism of fire. Once it caught from the improper disposal of ashes and live coals by the hired girl. Again it was discovered to be on fire by Mr. Perley's son, Haskell, who was returning about 11 o'clock at night from Topsfield, where he was engaged for the season at farming. When some distance from the house, he saw the light and hastening forward found the front room was on fire. Instead of disturbing the family, who were asleep, he soon extinguished the flames. The big back-log of the great fireplace had rolled out of its place and kindled a wicked fire. Haskell retired and in the morning told his parents the tale of their deliverance.)

    Mr. Perley then removed to the residence of his brother Amos, who was lately deceased, and whose farm was nearly contiguous. He remained there a few months only.2
  • Artemas married Eleanor Putnam of Danvers on March 20, 1803 as his first wife.2
  • Artemas married Elizabeth Gould on May 20, 1823 as his second wife and her second husband.2
  • About 1833, Artemas Ward Perley moved to the ancient Zaccheus Gould mansion in Topsfield, Massachusetts, where he spent the remnant of his life except a short time in Hampstead, N. H., where he owned a farm.

    The parental estate was his till about 1838, when he sold it to Joseph Hale, who erected a house on the site of the old cooper shop of Mr. Perley's father. Mr. Hale crowned the site of the old house that was burned with a new and spacious one in 1841, and occupied it till 1862. In 1906, it was owned by Mr. Thos. Perley Killam.

    He was a man of means and held in good repute. He was surveyor of highways 1810, 1815, 1820, 1826; on the school board 1811, 1820, and surveyor of highways in Topsfield 1837.2
  • Artemas married Huldah Gould on February 28, 1833 as his third wife. They were married by Rev. J. F. McEwen.2
  • Artemas died on January 6, 1862 at age 85.3
  • Last Edited: 14 Sep 2009

Family 1: Eleanor Putnam of Danvers b. 1783 or 1784, d. June 1, 1821

Family 2: Elizabeth Gould b. March 17, 1785, d. September 10, 1827

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. 73.
  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. 177.
  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. 178.
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Artemas Ward Perley1

b. perhaps 1821
  • 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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Asa Perley1

b. July 9, 1772
  • Last Edited: 3 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. Robert Safford Hale, Genealogy of descendants of Thomas Hale of Watton, England, and of Newbury, Mass., , at https://archive.org/stream/genealogyofdesce00hale . Albany, N.Y.: Weed, Parsons and Company, printers, (1889) , p. 223.
  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. 128.
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Asa Perley1

b. perhaps 1705
  • Last Edited: 27 Jan 2014

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. 22.
  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. 20-22.
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Maj. Asa Perley1

b. October 10, 1716, d. April 10, 1806
  • Reference: 3846caj
  • THIS LISTING HAS NOT YET BEEN AUDITED, AND MAY NOT BE ACCURATE; A.
  • Maj. Asa Perley was born on October 10, 1716 in East Boxford, Massachusetts, upon the farm of the late Isaac Hale.3
  • He was the son of Capt. Thomas Perley and Sarah Osgood.2
  • Asa married Susannah Low on January 1, 1737/38. Dr. Daniel Perley said that eight of their children grew to manhood, and that seven served in the Revolutionary War.4
  • He became a member of the First Church in 23 Mar 1760.5
  • Mr. Perley by devise possessed his father's homestead and half of his real estate, which was extensive. His home had been his father's; he erected the present (1906) dwelling house, and his sons brought from the woods and set out in front of it, about 1761, a small elm which they could carry easily and which has become the second, perhaps the first, in size in the county, has given celebrity to the estate, and afforded a green and grateful shade to the laborer and traveler from summer's heat.

    He was little in public life till his oldest sons were able to carry on the farm. His civil service began with surveyor of highways in his own district, and he performed the duty in 1747, 1761 and 1766. He was field driver in 1751; constable in 1754; hogreeve in 1757. As a man of commanding address, he was moderator of town meetings in 1765, 1766, 1768, 1771, 1773, 1774, 1777, 1786 and 1788; was selectman in 1758, 1764, 1767, 1769, 1771, 1774, 1777, 1778 and 1782 —ten full years; and served on many committees of importance: a committee in 1770, to draft a paper tor the signatures of his townsmen pledging themselves neither to purchase nor use tea or English goods; in 1776 a committee of safety and also a committee on the payment of soldiers; in 1779 a committee to fix the prices of merchandise, produce, labor, etc; in 1782 again a committee of correspondence and safety. In 1771, 1772, 1780 and 1781, he represented the town in the General Court. In 1775, a year that "tried men's souls" he was a member of the Provincial Congress, and the assembly, 1 Jun 1775, "ordered that Dea. Fisher, Mr. Spaulding, Mr. Stickney, Mr. Partridge and Major Perley be a committee to consider the proposal of the reverend clergy, now in convention, to serve in rotation as chaplains in the army."

    His grandson Dr. Daniel had the original of the following, which in this connection, though without inscription, explains itself:

    "Sir, Having received certain Intelligence of the Sailing of a Number of Troops to re-inforce The Army under General Gage, having 'murdred sundry inhabitants,' this with the industrious Preparations making in Boston for a speedy March into the Country impresses us with the absolute Necessity of convening the Provincial Congress at Concord as soon as may be agreeable to a Vote of Congress at their last Session.—You are therefore requested immediately to repair to Concord, as the closest Deliberation & the collected Wisdom of the People, at this alarming Crisis are indispensably necessary for the Salvation of the Country. Concord April 20, 1775 Richqwsupwqdqw/supwq Devens order.

    The above is printed, except from the words "to" and the dates and signature at the bottom.

    He was prominent in the military; was commissioned a lieutenant of the company in his parish in 1757, was promoted to the captaincy in 1763, and was made major of his regiment uear the close of 1774. He manifested a hearty co-operation in the struggle for independence, in which seven of his sons served.6
  • Asa married Apphia Putnam on August 12, 1762, as her second husband.7
  • When Samuel Porter, a loyalist, left Salem for England in 1775, he left his papers with Mr. Blaney of Salem, among which was a bond for £20 19s., signed by Asa Perley. Major Perley paid £10 on the bond, 19 May, 1785.5
  • Maj. Asa Perley and Ruth Heard of Boxford published their marriage intention on November 10, 1781.7
  • Asa married Ruth Heard of Boxford on December 8, 1781.7
  • Asa died on April 10, 1806 at age 89. Dr. John Merriam of Topsfield attended him in his last sickness. His will is dated 23 Apr 1792, was witnessed by Aaron Perley, Joseph Hale, Jr., and Thomas Perley, Jr., and proved 6 May 1806. His son Samuel was sole executor, but he dying, Thomas Perley, Esq., was appointed administrator of both the estates. His second wife's daughters, Elizabeth and Anna, had what property she brought with her at marriage.4
    Mr. Perley was another of those who quit-claimed all their rights to the property of their aunt, Mary (Osgood) Aslebee of Salem, his signature being as here shown.
  • Last Edited: 9 Dec 2021

Family: Susannah Low b. January 1, 1719, d. January 15, 1762

Citations

  1. http://ma-vitalrecords.org/MA/Essex/Boxford/Images/Boxford_D256.shtml
  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. 31.
  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. 55.
  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. 55, 57.
  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. 57.
  6. 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. 56-57.
  7. 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. 56.
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Asa Perley1

b. December 13, 1740, d. about November, 1815
  • Reference: 3846cajb
  • THIS LISTING HAS NOT YET BEEN AUDITED, AND MAY NOT BE ACCURATE; A.
  • Asa Perley was born on December 13, 1740 in Boxford, Massachusetts.2
  • He was the son of Maj. Asa Perley and Susannah Low.1
  • Asa died in infancy.1
  • Asa married Hannah Pickard of St. John. In addition to the children here listed, they also had two daughters.2
  • About 1764, Asa Perley moved to New Brunswick, Canada, with his cousins Israel and Oliver Perley. They settled on the St. John river, and founded the town of Maugerville, Sunbury County. They were the pioneer settlers of that section.2
  • Thomas Perley of Boxford under date of 1 Jul 1816, writes his cousin Henry Perley of the same place, Asa's brother, and thus announces Asa's death: " I have this day received a letter from my brother Enoch wherein he writes that our cousin Mehitable Perley with them has just received letters from her friends at St. John, dated in March last, and informing of the death of your brother Asa Perley." Mr. Perley's will is dated 21 May 1808, and was proved in Nov 1815, which was within a month of his death. He mentions in his will three sons, Amos, Asa and Dudley, and two daughters. He left real estate to Amos.

    qwcenterwqIn memory ofqwbrwqMr. Asa PeabodyqwbrwqObt. Oct. 19, 1807qwbrwqÆt. 67.qwbrwqLived respected & died lamented.qwbrwqFirst interred & giver of this ground.qw/centerwq.2
  • Last Edited: 4 Sep 2009

Family: Hannah Pickard of St. John b. perhaps 1742

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. 57.
  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. 129.
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