Asa Perley1

b. June 27, 1793, d. September 12, 1845
  • 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
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  • Asa Perley was born on June 27, 1793.1
  • He was the son of Aaron Perley and Mehitable Wood.1
  • He lived with the family on his old birthplace, a faithful, Christian gentleman, esteemed by all, till his removal to the insane asylum at Charlestown, Massachusetts, where he died, unmarried, on September 12, 1845 at age 52.2
  • 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.
  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. 126-127.
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Asa Perley1

b. perhaps 1766
  • Last Edited: 20 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. 129.
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Asa Perley1

b. September 30, 1793, d. November 30, 1865
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  • Asa Perley was born on September 30, 1793 in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.2
  • He was the son of Eliphalet Perley and Anna Porter.1
  • In 1820, Asa Perley was a farmer, and by trade a cabinetmaker.

    He bought 12 Feb 1820, for $252.50, land and buildings in Fitchburg, three-fourths of a mile east of the meeting house, near a blacksmith's shop, of Amos Durant and Joanna his wife.—Registry, 220: 538. He bought of John Thurston, gentleman, and Elizabeth his wife, for SI "5, half the land and buildings near blacksmith's shop and three-quarters of a mile east of the meeting house. Registry, 220: 559. He bought 12 June, 1821, for $70, land sold for taxes, the John Manning lot.—Registry, 259: 202. Asa and Eliza his wife bought, on mortgage, 7 Feb 1825, of James L. Hayes and his wife Nancy of Fitchburg, cabinetmaker, land and buildings near blacksmith's shop for $400, and for $275, land and buildings on the Lunenburg road, 1 Dec 1827. He bought 15 May 1829, for $16, land on the Ashley road, of Israel and Hephzibah Wetherbee.— Registry, 284: 251, and 26 Sep 1831, for $100, sold land on the Ashley road to Isaiah Putnam, all of Fitchburg.—Registry, 284: 252.3
  • Asa married Eliza Jane Oakman on November 27, 1823, since by the Fitchburg records (4: 344) she married as, Eliza and (9: 21) died as Jane.2
  • Asa died on November 30, 1865 at age 72. His will, drawn 12 Apr 1865, mentions beloved wife Jane, who had $500; son Alvin in California, $50, and daughter Eliza Jane Whitcomb of West Acton, $100.—Registry, 46016.4
  • Last Edited: 24 Apr 2010

Family: Eliza Jane Oakman b. perhaps 1795, d. April 12, 1870

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.
  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. 132-133.
  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. 133.
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Asa Perley1

b. perhaps 1790
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  • Asa Perley was born perhaps 1790.
  • He was the son 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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Asa Perley1

b. December 2, 1802, d. October 22, 1827
  • Father: Samuel Perley1 b. September 15, 1757 or September 15, 1758, d. June 18, 1807
  • Mother: Phebe Dresser1 b. April 29, 1762, d. February 25, 1850
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  • Asa Perley was born on December 2, 1802 (or 1801, the doctor said.)1
  • He was the son of Samuel Perley and Phebe Dresser.1
  • Asa died on October 22, 1827 at age 24, unmarried, or as the doctor says, "in Sep 1826." The doctor says, "He was a promising farmer, of unblemished character, and held for several years the most important offices in town."1
  • 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. 138.
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Asa Perley1

b. perhaps 1783
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  • Asa Perley was born perhaps 1783.
  • He was the son of Nathan Perley and Sarah Symonds.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. 144.
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Augustus Monroe Perley1

b. perhaps 1807
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  • Augustus Monroe Perley was born perhaps 1807.
  • He was the son 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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Benjamin Perley1

b. February 10, 1735, d. 1816
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  • Benjamin Perley was born on February 10, 1735 in Boxford, Massachusetts.2
  • He was the son of Jacob Perley Jr. and Sarah Morse.1
  • Benjamin married Hannah Clark on January 2, 1759. They joined the First Church, Boxford, 10 Jan 1762.2
  • Benjamin married Apphia Andrews of Danvers on October 12, 1773. Benj. Perley of Boxford, gentleman, and Apphia, his wife, 10 May 1777, for £360, conveyed to Samuel Hewes of Boston the Savage place with buildings thereon. (A blacksmith's shop stood in the corner near the burying ground.)2
  • In the Revolution he was a patriot and a soldier. He was a Minute Man at the battle of Lexington, as lieutenant in Capt. William Perley's company. He was ever after called lieutenant. In Mar 1777, he was one of a committee to hire soldiers, and again in 1780.

    He was prominent in civil affairs. In Boxford he was a selectman and overseer in 1774, 1778, 1779, 1781; a constable in 1770; a moderator of town meetings in 1776; a surveyor of highways in 1790; a warden in 1776; a hogreeve in 1765 and 1791; a tithing man in 1772, 1774, 1780; a sealer of leather in 1767, 1769, 1770, 1772, 1773, 1779, 1780. In 1779 he was one of seven to regulate the prices current. In 1781 he was one of two chosen by the town to instruct the representative at General Court.3
  • In 1781 or 1782, Benjamin Perley moved to Topsfield, Massachusetts.3
  • In 1789, Benjamin Perley moved to Boxford, Massachusetts.3
  • In 1791, Benjamin Perley moved to Dunbarton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.3
  • In 1816, his house took fire, and he, endeavoring unsuccessfully to extinguish it, perished in the flames.2
    This is Mr. Perley's signature to a bond.
  • Last Edited: 5 Sep 2009

Family 1: Hannah Clark b. May 9, 1735, d. about 1772

Family 2: Apphia Andrews of Danvers b. perhaps 1745, d. June 20, 1825

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. 59.
  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. 140.
  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. 141.
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Benjamin Perley1

b. perhaps 1765
  • 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. 141.
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Benjamin Dutch Perley1

b. perhaps 1808
  • 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. 212.
  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. 210.
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Betsey Perley1

b. February 22, 1776
  • Last Edited: 23 Nov 2012

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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Betsey Perley1

b. March 6, 1758, d. January 16, 1822
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  • Betsey Perley was born on March 6, 1758.2
  • She was the daughter of Moses Perley and Hannah Frye.1
  • Betsey died on January 16, 1822 at age 63, unmarried.2
  • Last Edited: 24 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. 61.
  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. 62.
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Betsey Perley1

b. May 7, 1788, d. September 21, 1849
  • 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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Betsey Perley1

b. 1785, d. November 17, 1819
  • Last Edited: 7 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. 153.
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Betsey Gould Perley1

b. perhaps 1795
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  • Betsey Gould Perley was born perhaps 1795.
  • She was the daughter of Moody Perley and Abigail Gould.1
  • Fanny Perley spent the greater part of her life as housekeeper for her brother Stephen Perley till the old house was untenantableand his health was broken. She then went to live with their sister Betsey Gould Perley in Georgetown, Massachusetts, when Stephen went to live with their brother Moody Perley.2
  • 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. 156.
  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. 157.
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Betty Perley1

b. May 16, 1781
  • 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. 141.
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Caroline Ann Perley1

b. March 31, 1871
  • Last Edited: 28 Jul 2016

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) , pp. 592-3.
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