Nathaniel Perley1

b. perhaps 1797
  • 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. 190.
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Nathaniel Perley1

b. perhaps 1804
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  • Nathaniel Perley was born perhaps 1804.
  • He was the son of Abraham Perley and Rebecca Humphrey.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. 194.
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Nathaniel Perley1

b. about 1800
  • Last Edited: 19 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. 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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Nathaniel Hadley Perley1

b. February 4, 1861
  • Last Edited: 28 Jul 2016

Family: Jennie Stinson b. March 13, 1864

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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Nathaniel Henry Perley1

b. September 5, 1806, d. January 22, 1811
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  • Nathaniel Henry Perley was born on September 5, 1806.1
  • He was the son of Nathaniel Perley and Mary Dummer.1
  • Nathaniel died on January 22, 1811 at age 4 ("March" according to the gravestone.)1
  • Last Edited: 14 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. 174.
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Nathaniel Mighill Perley1

b. July 5, 1781, d. March 17, 1817
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  • Nathaniel Mighill Perley was born on July 5, 1781 in Rowley, Massachusetts. The residuary part of his mother's estate fell to him and his brother John. He spent most of his life "on the ocean wave." He was a ship carpenter by trade, but in the application for administration of his estate he is called merchant. He was sometime engaged in shipbuilding in Norfolk, Va.

    A Law Report furnishes the following interesting particulars. We have no further knowledge of the case, as such, than this recital: " Benjamin Hooper vs. Nath'el M. Perley. Hooper's apprentice, with Hooper's consent, shipped as seaman, 14 Jan 1812, for a voyage to Europe and return, on the Volant, Perley master. They sailed from Boston on the 28th of March of that year. The vessel arrived at Bayonne, France, with her cargo, in safety. On the 16th of April, the outward cargo was completely discharged, and on the same day Capt. Perley commenced loading with brandy for a return cargo. On the 18th of May they had laden on board four hundred pipes of brandy. The ship was detained from this time till the middle of September, waiting for a license from the Emperor to depart with the cargo. The license being obtained, the ship was ready to sail on the last day of September, but was detained by adverse winds and tides until the fifth of November, when she sailed from Bayonne bound for Boston. In attempting to go to sea the vessel struck the bar, which obliged the captain to take out part of the cargo, and to return to Bayonne for repairs. They were again detained by the repairs and unfavorable winds and tides until the 12th of February, 1813, when they again set sail for Boston. On the 26th of March following the ship was captured by a British war vessel, and sent to Halifax, where she was afterwards condemned, with her whole cargo, which were wholly lost to the owners."

    He was an intrepid privateersman and delighted to play mischief with the Red-coats. His brother-in-law, Nathaniel Rust, then lived in a house that stood in Ipswich near Diamond Stage, an ancient wharf of the Ipswich harbor. Many weird stories are told by the Rust family (Nathaniel and Judith), how the two Nathaniels stored temporarily midnight reprisals in the Rust cellar to be removed as stealthily.

    At one time the search officer came down upon the Rust mansion when there still remained in the cellar some little evidence of their prowess. "Capt. Nat." nothing daunted, entertained the officer with wine and repartee till the innocent tell-tales were beyond his official ken.

    "At another time, while at Bayonne, his ship was commissioned as a letter of marque under the authority of the United States, and was armed and equipped as such; having taken on board a number of guns, and increased her complement of men from twenty-five (the number with which she left the United States) to seventy. After leaving Bayonne, on her passage home, she recaptured an American vessel from the British, manned her and sent her to France."

    It is said, by a Washington, D. C., correspondent, that "Miles' History of Old Wars," a book we cannot find by that title in New York, Boston and Cambridge libraries, relates a number of daring exploits of "Capt. Nat." and that the British government, at one time, offered £1000 for his capture, dead or alive.

    The location of the premises, bought 5 Jan 1769, is not yet determined; the estate bought 16 Sep 1807, was on Summer street, not far from that corner of "The Common."

    Benjamin Todd, Rowley, tailor, for $50 sold Nathaniel Mighill Perley and John Perley, both of Rowley, minors, sons of John Perley, Jr., of Rowley, "1¾ acres and 24 rods "of land bounded northerly by land of John Perley, Jr., easterly by land of the heirs of Thomas Lambert, Esq., 20 rods 9 links, southerly by said Lambert's heirs, 11 rods 7 links, westerly by land of Joseph Pickard 25 rods 0 links, 11 May 1802.

    Mr. Perley and his brother John, 25 Nov 1814, sold their mother's estate, including the homestead, to Daniel Todd, Jr., yeoman, of Rowley, for $2400. One part of the homestead was bounded east by the highway, south by land of Benjamin Smith, west by land of Mark Creesy and Joseph Pickard and north by Joseph Pickard, and was estimated at sixteen acres, the other part of the homestead was bounded westerly by the highway, northerly by Ebenezer Perley and Nathan Lambert, east by the heirs of Thomas Lambert, and south by Joseph Pickard; also eight acres, bounded northerly by highway, westerly by the burying ground, etc. Nathaniel M. and John Perley signed the deed.—Reg. 205 : 25. The next year, 27 Jun 1815, their right to the property was complete, for the undivided half belonging to Nathaniel Aiighill Perley, merchant, was taken to satisfy a judgment of court against him in favor of James Locke of Newburyport. The amount secured was $1037.34.

    The barn and its half acre of land were not included, because of some provision of the will conveying it.

    By the map it is clear who owned the "Perley" house opposite the Mighill-Perley house at that time. Mr. Charles P. Mighill of Rowley, who "can remember back about sixty-eight years," says, 1904, "the two-story house you speak of was occupied by John Lambert from my earliest remembrance, until his decease, when by will it passed to his brother George and is now owned by George s heirs. I learned from my parents that it was John's wife's father's place, who was Mr. Ebenezer Perley.

    "It strikes me now that previous to John Lambert's living there, Mr. Nathaniel Lambert, who married Anstice Perley, John Perley's sister, lived there, and kept a store in a two-story building near there, which building was moved to Clark's hill and made into a dwelling house and is now occupied as such."2
    EAST PART OF THE MIGHILL-PERLEY HOMESTEAD.
  • He was the son of John Perley and Hannah Mighill of Rowley.1
  • The following is ship news from the Salem Gazette. It is difficult sometimes to tell which Capt. Perley is meant:—

    The wreck of the ship Favorite, N. M. Perley master, was reported 1 Feb 1805.

    Oct. 11, brig. Comet, Flemming, sailed from Bourbon for New York, Capts. Perley (late of the Favorite) and Depeseter passengers, the latter having lost his vessel on the coast of Madagascar, was reported 30 Dec 1806.

    "Ship Betsey, Nash, from Lisbon, 25th ult, 5 leagues W. of George's was boarded from the British sloop-of-war Curlew, from Halifax, having the valuable and long-looked-for ship Volant, Perley, from France for Boston in company. She had been chased 48 hours, when two 74's hove in sight and she was obliged to surrender." Reported 2 April, 1813.

    Sloop Yarico, Perley, cleared from Salem for Boston, 27 April, 1815.

    Ship James, Perley, arrived in Boston three days from Halifax 30 ---, 1827.

    Miss Dole (whose mother's maiden name corrected was Lydia Ann Emery Moody) here favors us with a quotation from " The Bodleys on Wheels" by Scudder. It is said Mr. Scudder was friendly in the Killam family and may have derived his story from that source. He has, however, merged John and his son, Nathaniel Mighill in one man; whereas, it was the son who built the vessel, not on Rowley Common as it is sometimes printed, but on the lawn in front of his residence. The vessel was called "The Country's Wonder," and "was the largest vessel," says Gage's History of Rowley, " known to have been built so far from water." In the quotation read Perley for Burly:—

    "Captain Burly was a great man about here. He was a mighty smart man. Why, that fellow had command of a merchant vessel before he was twenty-one, and that meant something in those days. It meant that he was a merchant as well as a captain. He carried his cargo to the East Indies and. sold it, and bought a cargo and brought it home. It took a good deal to make a captain in those days. Well, he had about the most iron-bound will of any man that was ever born, I guess. He had thirteen children. I knew'em; stiff, unyielding men and women that knew their minds and could stand up to anybody. I never saw their like, but they bent like reeds before Captain Burly. Captain Burly wanted a ship, and he said he wasn't going down to the river to build it. He'd build it by his own door, on Rowley Common. People laughed at him, and said they guessed Captain Burly was one too few this time, but the more they said the more he stuck to it. And he built it, sir: he did. I was a little shaver, but I remember it. The people shook their heads, and some said he was Noah building an ark; and others said he was Robinson Crusoe that built his boat and couldn't launch it; but the old man knew better. When he was all ready, he went and hired all the oxen in the country round. Yes, sir, he had a hundred yoke of oxen here, and he hitched 'em to the vessel, and by the jumping gingerbread he hauled it down to the water. Pretty much all the country was there to see it. Fact."

    The following is from the Salem Gazette, 10 May 1814, copied from the Sentinel;—"Boston, May 7. Naval Architectural Enterprise. We learn that Capt. Nathaniel M. Perley, late commander of the ship Volant, which was captured on her passage from Bayonne to Boston and carried into Halifax, has constructed and nearly completed, within eight weeks, a schooner of about 110 tons, which for beauty, strength and utility, is not excelled in the world. She was built near Rowley Green, one mile and an half from the water. No object of this nature and magnitude has ever created more speculation of opinion, than the building of this vessel; and it was generally conceived that she could never be transported to her destined element: But to the surprise of many, and the joy of all, on Monday last, ( May 2), she was started from her building place at about 10 o'clock, A. M. and before 5 P. M. was landed at the water's edge. The whole apparatus for the operation was prepared under Capt. P.'s immediate direction. She was borne by a set of trucks, of four wheels each, about two feet in height, and 16 inches broad.—These were drawn by one hundred yoke of oxen, in four strings—two of which were hitched to the forward trucks, and two attached to a cable prepared for the purpose. The subject is rendered more interesting by the fact, that neither man, beast nor property received any essential injury. The weight is estimated at from 100 to 120 tons. Improvements may probably be made on this invention, which will prove highly useful to the mechanic, merchant, and the man of enterprise."3
    Capt. Nathaniel M. Perley.
  • Nathaniel married Mary Elizabeth de Bade about 1814.4
  • Soon after Capt. Perley returned to Rowley with his wife, he left on a long voyage, from which he never returned. It is said he was wrecked on the South Carolina coast, on his return from France, was in the water a long time before rescued, contracted a fever, and died on March 17, 1817 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, at age 35

    John Perley, by the request of his brother's widow, who was then in Lowell, Mass. (Prob., No. 21507) and his brother's son, Nathaniel M., Jr., who was twenty years of age, was appointed administrator of the estate, 17 May 1836. His bond was $12,000. The inventory of the estate of Nathaniel M. Perley, last an inhabitant of Rowley, merchant, who has lately, viz.: within twenty years, died intestate," is stated thus: "Real estate, none; Personal estate, French claim, nominal value, $8455, $5000."5
  • Last Edited: 19 Sep 2009

Family: Mary Elizabeth de Bade b. 1789 or 1790, d. September 27, 1855

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. 203-205.
  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. 205-207.
  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. 207.
  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. 205.
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Nathaniel Mighill Perley1

b. November 30, 1815, d. February 7, 1862
  • Last Edited: 22 Jan 2011

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. 207.
  2. International Genealogical Index (IGI) (, 1999).
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Olive Perley1

b. April 16, 1769
  • Last Edited: 16 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. 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. 75.
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Olive Perley1

b. April 28, 1793, d. September 19, 1850
  • Father: Amos Perley1 b. January 28, 1748/49, d. December 6, 1830
  • Mother: Sarah Smith1 b. March 16, 1757, d. September 29, 1842
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  • Olive Perley was born on April 28, 1793 in Boxford, Massachusetts.1
  • She was the daughter of Amos Perley and Sarah Smith.1
  • Olive died on September 19, 1850 at age 57.1
  • Sarah Perley, Fanny Perley and Olive Perley lived together in the same house, and "the course of true love ran smooth" for many years. At length, however, a carpenter divided the house into one and two thirds; Sarah occupied the former, and Fanny and Olive the latter. When Olive, who is called "seamstress," died, she gave all her property to Fanny, and Fanny buried her before the front door of the house. Fanny, by will, ordered that the body of her sister be exhumed and buried in the grave with herself, that fine headstones be erected, that the grave be protected by an iron fence, and that the balance of her estate be given to a friend.2
  • Last Edited: 6 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. 149.
  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. 149-150.
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Olive Wood Perley1

b. November 4, 1804, d. December 3, 1884
  • Last Edited: 14 Sep 2009

Family: John Batchelder Jr. b. July 9, 1805, d. August 4, 1885

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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Oliver Perley1

b. July 30, 1743, d. 1825
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  • Oliver Perley was born on July 30, 1743 in Boxford, Massachusetts.2
  • He was the son of Thomas Perley and Eunice Putnam.1
  • Oliver married Sarah (?). In addition to the children listed, they also had three daughters.3
  • He, with his brother and cousin, was a part of the colony that settled on the St. John river in New Brunswick in 1764. He conveyed, 19 Oct 1785, five hundred acres of land, a share in the Maugerville township, Sunbury County, which had been granted to him in 1765, to Daniel Bliss for £400, and afterwards deeded other property to said Bliss.3
  • Oliver Perley moved to Sheffield, New Brunswick, Canada, where he left a valuable property.3
  • His will is dated 25 Sep 1813, and was proved in 1825.3
  • Last Edited: 20 Apr 2022

Family: Sarah (?) b. perhaps 1745

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. http://ma-vitalrecords.org/MA/Essex/Boxford/Images/Boxford_B075.shtml
  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. 120.
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Oliver Perley1

b. January 24, 1774
  • Last Edited: 2 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. 146.
  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. 294.
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Parmelia Perley1

b. June 17, 1788
  • 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. 134.
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Patience Perley1

b. March 28, 1682
  • Last Edited: 22 Dec 2021

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. 20.
  2. https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2495/images/41254_265538-00292
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Patience Perley1

b. March 20, 1704/5, d. May 20, 1777
  • Last Edited: 23 Aug 2009

Family: Jeremiah Harriman b. September 22, 1709, d. January 30, 1753

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. 27.
  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. 27, 45.
  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. 45.
  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. 46.
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Paul Perley1

b. perhaps 1763
  • 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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Paulina Perley1

b. June 12, 1806, d. July 2, 1837
  • Last Edited: 20 Apr 2010

Family: Nathaniel Rounds b. May 13, 1803, d. March 24, 1884

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. 194.
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