Susannah Perley1

b. perhaps 1786
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  • Susannah Perley was born perhaps 1786.
  • She was the daughter of Eliphalet Perley and Anna 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. 131.
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Susannah Perley1

b. April 9, 1780, d. March 8, 1838
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  • Susannah Perley was born on April 9, 1780.2
  • She was the daughter of Allen Perley and Judith Case.1
  • Susannah married Ezekiel Marsh.2
  • Susannah died on March 8, 1838 at age 57 of consumption.2
  • Last Edited: 4 Sep 2009

Family: Ezekiel Marsh b. December 7, 1775, d. August 30, 1818

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.
  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. 134.
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Susannah Perley1

b. January 14, 1801, d. June 25, 1805
  • Last Edited: 15 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. 189.
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Sylvester Strickland Perley1

b. August 20, 1805, d. April 5, 1866
  • 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. 190.
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Thomas Perley1

b. June 7, 1783, d. January 22, 1803
  • 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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Thomas Perley1

b. 1641, d. September 24, 1709
  • Reference: 3846c
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  • Thomas Perley was born in 1641 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.2
  • He was the son of Allen Perley and Susanna Bokesen, or Bokenson.1
  • Thomas married Lydia Peabody on July 8, 1667.2
  • Thomas Perley moved to Rowley, Massachusetts. In 1676, Dec. 12, Richard Dole of Newbury, for £75 sold him 175 acres, "one half of that parcel of land which he bought of Mr. Anthony Crosbie, lying in Rowley." The 8th of January, 1677, he and his wife confirmed to her brother William Peabody, then of Topsfield, later of Boxford, for £32, land lying on the south side of the Andover road in Boxford. Before his removal to Boxford with his brother John, in 1684, he deeded, 31 March of that year, for .£20, eighteen acres of upland lying in Boxford, which they bought of Zaccheus Gould. In 1687, he was assessed on the following property, besides three "heads" or polls: 1 house, 25 acres land, 4 oxen, 2 horses, 10 cows, 7 young cattle, 22 sheep, 8 swine. This year he paid the largest tax of any in the town except his brother-in-law, John Peabody, who paid four pence more.

    His residence was on the site of the residence of the late Isaac Hale, which by 1906 was marked by an umbrageous elm, and earlier by its proximity to the apple tree and stone bound which then marked the bound between Ipswich, Topsfield and Boxford, but later, by a change in the line, the salient angle of Topsfield.

    He was one of the most prominent and influential citizens of the town, and in an enlarged sense was one of "the fathers of the town." He was made freeman 23 May, 1677. He and John Peabody were chosen, 3 June, 16*9, representative to the General Court, "teell government shall be seated, only they bee to sarve but one at a time." They were again chosen 11 March, 1689-90, but Peabody "sarved" both times. They served together at the quarterly session beginning s June, 1692. He was chosen a representative 31 Oct 1693, and 8 May 1700, he and John Peabody were chosen, only one to serve at a time. He was again chosen for 1702. He was a selectman, 1690, 1694, 1699, 1701, 1704, 1709; a constable 1688; a grand juror 1695; trial juror 1692,1698, 1707; moderator of town meetings 1698, 170l,1704, 1706, 1707 and 1709; he was made quarter master of the Boxford militia company about 1688, and lieutenant in 1691. He served in the committees on settling the boundary between Topsfield and Boxford, on erecting the first church, on organizing the first religious society, on assigning pews and building galleries. In January, 1701, he was one of the committee to receive the deed of the town of Boxford from the Indians, Samuel and Joseph English and John Umpee, grandsons of the old Sagamore Masconnomet ("£8 4s and on pound in vittels and drink to Samuel and Joseph English and two shillings and six pence to John Umpee and Rum and vittels Enouf."). They all assembled at his house to make the transfer and seal it. His name is found on numerous committees, all of peculiar importance. He was extensively interested in promoting iron-smelting, which was begun in the town in 1669. He sold to Mr. John Ruck of Salem, one-sixteenth of the works, 7: 10, 1671, for £60 sterling. He was one of those who composed the jury that condemned Elizabeth Howe of Linebrook Parish, et al., of witchcraft, and who afterwards signed a recantation. He was deacon in the First Church till his death.3
    This is his signature in 1704.
  • Thomas died on September 24, 1709 in Boxford, Massachusetts. His will is dated 9 May 1704, and, without the usual verbiage, says: "I bequeath my soul to God and my body to a decent interment in the earth." He devised to his son Thomas all his land not already disposed of by deed to his son Jacob, and to his beloved wife Lydia all the personal estate during her life-time, and after her death in equal portions to his two sons Jacob and Thomas, requiring his "son Thomas to furnish his mother a horse to ride upon and a suitable person to ride before her as often as she wishes to go abroad." He mentions in his will his daughter Mary Hazen and granddaughter Alice Cummings.4
    "...to furnish his mother a horse to ride upon and a suitable person to ride before her..."
  • Last Edited: 21 Aug 2009

Family: Lydia Peabody b. 1644, d. April 30, 1715

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. 7.
  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. 15.
  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. 15-16.
  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. 15-17.
  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. 17.
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Thomas Perley1

b. 1669, d. October 24, 1740
  • Reference: 3846ad
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  • Thomas Perley was born in 1669.2
  • He was the son of John Perley and Mary Howlett.1
  • Thomas married Abigail Towne on January 14, 1695/96 in Topsfield, Massachusetts.2
  • Thomas Perley and Abigail Towne were members of the church in at Topsfield, Massachusetts.4
  • In 1710, Thomas Perley moved to Boxford, Massachusetts, and undoubtedly lived with his father, who was then about 80 years of age, making the parental home his own till his death. He was a prominent and efficient man. In Topsfield, he was a surveyor of highways in 1700, a fence viewer in 1703, a selectman in 1703 and 1705, besides holding other offices at other times. In Boxford he was moderator of town meetings in 1717, 1720, 1722, 1734 and 1735, a surveyor of highways in 1719 and 1735, a selectman in 1717, 1723 and 1730, a constable in 1731, a surveyor of hemp and flax in 1736 and 1737 and a representative to General Court in 1727. He drew and carried on Nathaniel Cogswell's right in the settlement of Pennacook (now Concord, N. H.) 1725-7. He, his cousin Thomas Perley, and Joseph Hale, were the trustees of the "£50,000 loan" of the town in 1732. In the militia he was a sergeant at the age of thirty and a lieutenant in 1712. He was a farmer and owned considerable property. His exhibit on an old valuation list, the date of which has been torn off, is as follows: 1 house, 2 acres orcharding, 13 1-2 acres mowing, 21 acres pasturing, 7½ acres tillage.4
    Thomas Perley's signature on 1 Aug 1728
  • Thomas married Hannah Goodhue in 1713.5
  • Thomas died on October 24, 1740 The probate inventoried his estate at £725. His son Amos was his executor, and was given all his father's buildings and land in Boxford. Dr. Wood, a skillful practitioner of Boxford, attended him in his last sickness.2
    Thomas Perley's signature on 1 Aug 1728
  • He and Hannah Goodhue were buried in Harmony Cemetery, East Boxford, Massachusetts, His inscription reads:

    qwpwqqwcenterwqHERE LIES BURIEDqwbrwqthe BOdy oFqwbrwqLIEUqwsupwqtqw/supwq THOMASqwbrwqPERLEY WHOqwbrwqDIED OCtObr 24thqwbrwq1740 And In theqwbrwq72nd, YEAR OFqwbrwqHIS AGEqw/centerwq.4
  • Last Edited: 27 Jan 2014

Family 1: Abigail Towne b. August 6, 1664, d. February 14, 1714

Family 2: Hannah Goodhue b. July 4, 1673, d. December 25, 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. 12.
  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.
  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. 20-22.
  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. 21.
  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. 20-21.
  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. 22.
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Capt. Thomas Perley1

b. September 27, 1668, d. November 13, 1745
  • Reference: 3846ca
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  • Capt. Thomas Perley was born on September 27, 1668 (Rowley records say 1670) in East Boxford, Massachusetts, where stood the residence of Isaac Hale in 1906.3
  • He was the son of Thomas Perley and Lydia Peabody.2
  • Thomas married Sarah Osgood.3
  • Capt. Thomas Perley and Sarah Osgood joined the First Church, Boxford, Massachusetts, on February 21, 1702/3; joined.3
  • Mr. Perley inherited his father's homestead and made it his home. He was a farmer, cultivated broad fields of productive soil and owned a wide range of pasturing for his large stock of cattle; yet he found time for public civic services, numerous and onerous. For twelve years he was town clerk, from 1712 to 1723 inclusive. He was surveyor of highways i 1723; was chosen juror 17 Sep 1732; moderator of the town meetings in 1725, 1727 and 1729; a selectman in 1697, 1699, 1701, 1704. 1707, 1709, 1714, 1720 and 1727; and a representative (Wm. Foster colleague) in 1703, 1709, 1718 and 1719. In 1712 he was chosen school master of the town, a calling of eminence in those days, which probably commended him to his numerous elections. The schools were then kept about a month in each of some half-dozen places. He was member of the Boxford church from 21 Feb 1702-3.

    The Selectmen's records of Boxford have the following quaint agreement: "An agrement made this twanty forth day of march 1720-21 bet wen ye subscribers ye selectmen of boxford on ye one part and thomas perley of said towne on ye other part witneseth that ye said perley doth oblige himsalf to keepe Schoole in said towne for ye yeere insewing and the Selactmen are obliged to pay said pearley fiftene pounds for his years sarvice but if ye sd perlay be not Imployed ye whole yeare in that sarvice than he is to keep an acount of what time he expands in said sarvice; and what damige he sustains thare by and sd selectmen are obliged to satesfy him in Reasone not exseding fiften pounds and if no schoolers apere or come to be taught thane he said perley will Reaquire no pay—

    " Thomas pearley on ye on part
    qwtablewqqwtrwqqwtdwqJoseph byxbeqwtdwqqwtdwqSelactmenqwbrwqqwtrwqqwtdwqThomas cumingsqwtdwqqwtdwqon yqwsupwqeqw/supwqotherqwbrwqqwtrwqqwtdwqNathan pabodyqwtdwqqwtdwqpart"qwbrwqqw/tablewq

    He was also a military man and a fine officer. He was ensign for several years, and was commissioned lieutenant 17 Jan 1717, by "William Tailor, Esq., Lt. Gov. and commander-in-chief in and over His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New Hngland, in America. This document was well preserved by the children of one of his granddaughters, Mrs. William N. Cleaveland of East Boxford. He was promoted to the captaincy, probably upon the death of Capt. John Peabody, who commanded the company and died in 1720. The company belonged to Col. John Appleton's regiment.4
  • Thomas married Elizabeth Porter on May 15, 1727 in Boxford, Massachusetts.3
  • Thomas died on November 13, 1745 in East Boxford, Massachusetts, at age 77. His will is dated 21 Sep 1745, and was witnessed by his cousin Jeremiah Perley, John Wood and John Hovey. He is called yeoman; he gives his son Allen "if he come home again," his undivided half of 500 acres of land in Western (Weston) and Brookfield, which he bought in common with Capt. Stephen Peabody, and his homestead to his son Asa, who moved the old house and built anew on the site. His will was proved at Ipswich 25 Nov 1745. His sons Thomas and Asa were his executors. His real estate was valued at £500, and his personal at £150.3
  • Last Edited: 9 Dec 2021

Family: Sarah Osgood b. November 4, 1675, d. September 23, 1724

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. 17.
  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. 30.
  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. 31.
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Thomas Perley1

b. February 22, 1704/5, d. September 28, 1795
  • Reference: 3846cae
  • Thomas Perley was born on February 22, 1704/5 in East Boxford, Massachusetts, at the late residence of Isaac Hale.2
  • He was the son of Capt. Thomas Perley and Sarah Osgood.1
  • At the age of sixteen, Mr. Perley and his cousin Francis Perley joined with a number of young men in petitioning the town for the right to build and occupy a pew in the church. This petition was granted at once.2
  • Thomas married Eunice Putnam, daughter of Elizabeth Porter, on September 20, 1731 in Boxford, Massachusetts.2
  • In 1745, by virtue of his father's will, he inherited that extensive tract of arable, wood and pasture land in East Boxford later known as the Cleaveland farm. On this land he built his dwelling house. This, in 1818, was removed a few rods to the northwest, to allow upon its site the present Cleaveland mansion, and is now standing (as of 1906), in green old age. small and antiquated in style but of considerable historic interest.3
    In the Cleaveland House could be seen the buffet of olden time, which the modern sideboard has superseded, and in which used to be arranged in tasteful order the immaculate pewter or the china table-ware, while the circular projection of one shelf displayed a wine-set, serviceable when the parson called or other important guest. Here Gen. Putnam used to visit his sister; here is the best room where the General sat to chat and the chamber where he sought repose. Mr. Perley's youngest son Aaron inherited the estate, and it has since (as of 1906) been in the family.
  • He was chosen March 16, 1764, one of a committee of five to divide the town into districts for schools; the next year he was one of a larger committee for the same purpose. At a town meeting, 21 Jan 1773, called "to take under consideration the many unconstitutional innovations and infringements made and making on our rights and privileges which we think calls aloud on us publicly to assert our violated rights," etc., Mr. Perley was chosen one of a committee of five for the purpose. In November, 1776, the town chose him one of a committee of seven for paying the soldiers, etc. The same year he was one of Boxford's "committee of safety and correspondence" to act in conjunction with similar committees throughout the province. At the age of seventy-six, ripe with the fruit of experience, he was chosen the delegate of the town to the convention of delegates from the cities and towns throughout the province to consider the adoption of the Constitution of the United States of America. This was the last office to which he was called, and the crowning service of his public life.

    He was moderator of town meetings in 1755, 1759 to 1761, 1763, 1765, 1766, 1768, 1770, 1772 and 1773; was fence viewer in 1738; hog-reeve in 1739; constable in 1744; tithing man in 1763; warden in 1765; surveyor of highways in 1742, 1743, 1746 and 1756; selectman and assessor in 1747, 1754, 1757, 1760, 1761 and 1766; town clerk from I752 to 1757, inclusive; and town treasurer from 1742 to I751, inclusive ; and, with all this burden of public trust, he found time for his extensive agricultural duties.

    His family worshiped with the First Church, to which he and his wife were admitted members 30 Jul 1738.3
    Mr. Perley quit-claimed his rights to the property of his aunt, Mary (Osgood) Aslebee of Salem, 2 Apr 1745, his signature being here reproduced.
  • Thomas died on September 28, 1795 in Boxford, Massachusetts, at age 90. He made his will 24 Aug 1789. It names his son Aaron as executor, is witnessed by William Dennis, Daniel Noyes and John O. Xoyes, and was proved 3 Nov 1795. It devises to his son Aaron the homestead, provides for his daughter Rebecca, bequeathes to his son Oliver eighty Spanish milled dollars; to the children of his daughter Huldah a quarter part of the household furniture, and other things to be equally divided; and to Aaron (Allen?) son of his son Oliver, a sum of money, if he shall live with his Uncle Aaron Perley during his minority.4,5
  • He and Eunice Putnam were buried in Harmony Cemetery, East Boxford, Massachusetts.2
  • Last Edited: 20 Apr 2022

Family: Eunice Putnam b. April 13, 1710, d. February 2, 1787

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. 31.
  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. 52.
  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. 52-54.
  4. http://ma-vitalrecords.org/MA/Essex/Boxford/Images/Boxford_D258.shtml
  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. 52, 54.
  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. 54.
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Thomas Perley1

b. June 19, 1746
  • Last Edited: 20 Apr 2022

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_B076.shtml
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Thomas Perley1

b. perhaps 1769, d. June, 1815
  • Reference: 3846caece
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  • Thomas Perley was born perhaps 1769 in Maugerville, New Brunswick, Canada.2
  • He was the son of Israel Perley and Elizabeth Mooers.1
  • Thomas married Rhoda Peabody.2
  • Thomas died in June, 1815. His will is dated 14 May 1815, and was proved in the July following. He left all his property to his wife, and mentions in the will only one son, Francis.2
  • Last Edited: 24 Apr 2010

Family: Rhoda Peabody b. perhaps 1771, d. 1846

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.
  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. 214.
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Thomas Perley1

b. 1778, d. April 20, 1831
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  • Thomas Perley was born in 1778 in that part of Nova Scotia which became Maugerville, New Brunswick, Canada, in 1785-85. The first known relative of mine to be born in New Brunswick.2
  • He was the son of Oliver Perley and Sarah (?)1
  • Thomas Perley was a tailor, and plied his craft from house to house as was the custom of the times. His father deeded to him, "Thomas Perley, taylor," for "love and affiction," 80 acres, lot No. 71, in second division, in Winchendon, the original right of Abraham Tilton [of Ipswich], 5 Jun 1780.—Reg., 98:353. This was, no doubt, to launch him upon a farming voyage with propitious breeze; but the tailor preferred to "cut wescuts" and make "wearing apparel" for Boxford yeomen and so sold the patrimony, 4 Oct 1784, for "300 Spanish milled dollars," to William Whitney of Winchendon.—Reg., 128:146.1
    Mr. Perley on 30 Mar 1803 signed his name as here shown.
  • Thomas married Sarah Wood in December, 1809.1
  • He early acquired possession of a large farm in East Boxford, known as the Widow Squire's farm, and more recently as the William E. Killam estate. The present dwelling (as of 1906), a large two-story double mansion he built in 1810 at a considerable expense.qwpwqDr. Daniel had the original of the following bill. qwpwqqwtablewqqwtrwqqwtdwqMaj. Asa Perley to Thoqwsupwqsqw/supwq. Perley Jr. Dr.qwbrwq     Janqwsupwqrqw/supwq. 1772 to nine days works at 2:0 pr Day qwtd align="right"wq£0:18:0qwbrwqqwtrwqqwtdwq     Apr 1772 to two days works qwtd align="right"wq0  4  0qwbrwqqwtrwqqwtdwq              recd the above account in fullqwbrwqqwtrwqqwtdwq                                   Thoqwsupwqsqw/supwq Perley JunrqwtablewqqwpwqHe was one of the ablest and most respected citizens of the town, and his good educational and natural abilities were repeatedly recognized in the repeated bestowal of various offices. He was commissioned a justice of the peace in 1791, and regularly commissioned thereafter till his death. In 1779 he was one of the committee of seven to regulate the prices of merchandise, labor, etc. In 1780 he and four others were a committee of the town to examine the form of the State constitution and report. In 1793 he was chosen one of the three trustees of the Hon. Aaron Wood fund for the support of a grammar school in the town. They held the trust for thirty years, resigning in 1823, when the town tendered them a vote of grateful thanks for their faithful and skillful management of the trust. He was a member of Massachusetts Society of Agriculture in 1796. In Apr 1812, at the beginning of our second war with Great Britain, he and four others were a committee of the town to consider our relation with that power and to prepare proper resolves for his townsmen's adoption. He was town clerk for nine successive years from 1780; selectman and assessor in 1785, I786, and successively from 1790, comprising thirteen years in all; moderator of town meetings from 1792 to 1801 inclusive, from 1803 to 1810 inclusive, and in 1812, 1815, 1816, 1818 and 1819; surveyor of highways in 1801, 1809, 1813 and 1816; member of the school committee, where he ever delighted to labor, in 1795, 1790, 1797, 1799, 1803 and 1800; represented the town in the General Court from 1792 to 1810 inclusive, and received, at various times, votes for the office of senator, lieutenant governor and governor.qwpwqThe Salem (Mass.) Gazette printed the following: "The proprietors of 'Bridgeton,' at a meeting the seventh day of January, 1790, granted a tax of ten shillings on each lot in said township; the payment thereof is requested on or before the twentieth day of July next ensuing.          Thomas Perley, Propr's Receiver.     Boxford, Feb. 27, 1790."qwpwqA History of Cumberland County thus explains the above notice: In 1761, the Legislature passed an act granting to Benj. Milliken, Moody Bridges and Thomas Perley, agents for the legal representatives of Capt. John Tyler and fifty-six others, soldiers and officers in the Canada expedition of 1690, a township of land east of Saco river. They laid out a tract adjoining Pickwocket, now Fryeburg, 9 miles long by 6½ wide, lying on both sides of Long pond and containing 37,440 acres, and called at first Pondicherry, but soon after Bridgton, from Moody Bridges, one of the leaders above named.qwpwqIn Dec 1799, Mr. Perley was appointed surveyor of the revenue for the sixth assessment district, third division of the Commonwealth, for a direct tax. He said he had been assessor, and that "it is easy to perceive that the established compensations for the surveyors are very incompetent to the services required. Notwithstanding, it may be at certain times incumbent on every lover of order and good government to make peculiar exertions to support the same. Under these considerations I conclude to accept the appointment. . . . If in the future the discharge of the duties are found to demand too great a sacrifice of private interest, you will have the goodness to accept my resignation." This letter is dated Boston, Jan. 22, 1800. He nominated sureties Geo. Todd, Esq., of Rowley, and Nathaniel Thurston, Esq., of Bradford. Afterwards he withdrew that nomination, and named, instead, Nathaniel Perley and Aaron Perley, both of Boxford, yeomen. He sent his bond duly signed, 18 April. Jonathan Jackson was State supervisor and Maj. Hovey collector for the district. He says of the sureties at first proposed, Ebenezer Peabody, Moses Carlton, Enos Runnels,—"They are, each of them, industrious, respectable farmers, and I suppose the three are really worth more than double the sum to be raised in the district."qwpwqqwtable border="0" frame="void" rules="cols" cellpadding="10"wqqwcolgroupwqqwcol width="26%"wqqwtrwqqwtd valign="top"wqHe and his family worshiped with the First Church, where he was a member from 18 Oct 1795, and they were active supporters of the society. When the parish fund was founded in 1824, he headed the subscription with $l050. His widow materially assisted the society when the present church edifice was erected in 1838, one of her gifts being the elegant sofa that adorns the pulpit.qwpwqIn 1821 Squire Perley built a family tomb. In it now repose himself, his wife, his sister Rebecca, his niece Huldah, daughter of his brother Aaron, and his wife's mother. The granite block above the tomb entrance is covered by a marble tablet bearing the accompanying inscriptions.qwpwqMr. Perley was considered wealthy, since $30,000 to $40,000 made a man so at that period. His extesnive and productive farm exhibited an assiduous and intelligent cultivation. He owned land in Maugerville, N.B., which he sold to B. and Wm. Brown, half to each, for £250, by his attorney, his brother, Israel.qwtd valign="top"wqqwcenterwqThe Family Tomb ofqwbrwqThomas Perley, Esq.qwbrwqErected 1821.qwbrwqThomas Perley, Esq.,qwbrwqBorn July 19, 1746. died Apr. 20, 1831,qwbrwqaged 85 years.qwbrwqHaving performed the Journey of life with integrity, we trust he is now reaping the reward of the faithful.qwbrwq___________________qwpwqSarah W. PerleyqwbrwqWidow of Thomas Perleyqwbrwqdied Dec. 10. 1854, aged 90 years.qwbrwq___________________qwpwqMiss Rebecca PerleyqwbrwqBorn Jan. 12, 1734. died Augt 22, 1813,qwbrwq aged 79 years.qwbrwq___________________qwpwqMrs. Margaret WoodqwbrwqBorn April 29, 1728: died Feb. 10, 1830;qwbrwqaged 101 years & 10 months.qwbrwq___________________qwpwqqw/centerwqA tablet on the front reads :qwcenterwqqwpwqHuldah Perley.qwbrwqDied June 3, 1843,aged 38.qwbrwq___________________qw/centerwqqw/tablewq.3
  • Thomas died on April 20, 1831, having had no children.1
  • He and Huldah Perley were buried in Harmony Cemetery, East Boxford, Massachusetts.4
  • 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. 120.
  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. 218.
  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. 120-123.
  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. 127. The listing for Huldah in this book says, "Her remains are entombed with her uncle Thomas-(60), in Harmony Cemetery." Huldah did have an uncle Thomas, but the family number "60" refers to Huldah's first cousin. He was, however, nearly sixty years older than Huldah, and so this could account for the use of the word "uncle."
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Thomas Perley1

b. perhaps 1782
  • THIS LISTING HAS NOT YET BEEN AUDITED, AND MAY NOT BE ACCURATE; A.
  • Thomas Perley was born perhaps 1782.
  • He was the son of Enoch Perley and Anna Flint.1
  • Last Edited: 7 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. 125.
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Thomas Perley1

b. February 28, 1797, d. January 18, 1856
  • 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.
  • Thomas Perley was born "29 Feb 1797". He never married.2
  • He was the son of Aaron Perley and Mehitable Wood.1
  • Thomas Perley was a farmer, cultivated the parental farm, and sustained the reputation and integrity his father had enjoyed. He was a militia captain and wore the title through life.3
  • Thomas died on January 18, 1856 at age 58.3
  • Last Edited: 21 Jan 2012

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. 127. There was no 29th day of February in 1797.
  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. 127.
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Thomas Edward Perley1

b. perhaps 1799
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  • Thomas Edward Perley was born perhaps 1799.
  • He was the son of Thomas Perley and Rhoda Peabody.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. 214.
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Thomas Hancock Perley1

b. April 21, 1810
  • Last Edited: 3 Nov 2012

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. 195.
  2. 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.).
  3. 1870 United States. Census Office. 9th census, Population schedules of the ninth census of the United States, 1870, Washington, District of Columbia: The National Archives, (1962, 1968) , Census Place: Gray, Cumberland, Maine; Roll: M593_540; Page: 323B; Image: 121; Family History Library Film: 552039.. (With few exceptions, names are listed exactly as they appear on the census.).
  4. 1880 United States. Census Office. 10th census, 1880 federal population census, Washington, District of Columbia: National Archives and Records Service, ([19--]) , ensus Place: Gray, Cumberland, Maine; Roll: 478; Family History Film: 1254478; Page: 331B; Enumeration District: 36.
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Thomas Perley of Naples1

b. perhaps 1819, d. before 1880
  • THIS LISTING HAS NOT YET BEEN AUDITED, AND MAY NOT BE ACCURATE; A.
  • Thomas Perley of Naples was born perhaps 1819.
  • He and Charlotte Hale published their marriage intention on September 8, 1839 in Waterford, Oxford County, Maine.2
  • Thomas died before 1880.3
  • Last Edited: 12 Feb 2021

Citations

  1. Waterford (Maine). Town Clerk, Vital records, 1798-1862
    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6PCN-C9?i=234
  2. Waterford (Maine). Town Clerk, Vital records, 1798-1862
    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6PCF-PK?i=224
  3. 1880 United States. Census Office. 10th census, 1880 federal population census, Washington, District of Columbia: National Archives and Records Service, ([19--]) , FHL Film 1254484; National Archives Film T9-0484; Page 356A.
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