James Washington Perry Family

Name Born Place Married Place Died Place
James Washington Perry Aug 12 18312 Dooley County, GA2     Apr 6 19062 Banks Cemetary,
Grady County, GA2Map
Nancy Ann Maples2 18312   18492 Baker County, GA2 18522 Baker County, GA2


James' Joseph L. Perry Mary Ann Brown

Other Spouses

Name Born Place Married Place Died Place
Martha Castleberry (2nd Wife)2 18302   18552 Decatur County, GA2 18662 Decatur County, GA2
Mary J. Banks (3rd Wife)2 Sep 16 18392   May 17 18672 Grady County, GA2 Mar 16 19212 Banks Cemetary,
Grady County, GA2


Name Sex Born Place Spouse Married Died Place
James Perry5 M 18504 Baker County, GA2        
Andrew Jackson Perry5 M Aug 18526 Baker County, GA2 Delaney Terrell6      


Found in 1850 Baker County, Georgia census records with wife, Nancy Ann. No children listed.
1850 Baker County census
 301010PerryJames W.19MWFarmer1,000Georgia
 311010PerryNancy Ann19FW  Georgia

Found in 1860 Decatur County census records with wife, Martha. Four children listed.
Found in 1900 Thomas County, Georgia census records with third wife, Mary Jane Banks. No children listed.

James grew up in Baker County, Georgia. He and his brother, Calvin R. Perry, bought property and moved their families near Spring Creek in Decatur Couny, Georgia prior to 1860.2

On August 13, 1861, James and brother Calvin both enlisted in the 'Decatur Guards', GA 17th Regiment, Company D. This regiment consisted of men from Webster & Stewart counties.1

Private Aug. 13, 1861. Wounded in eye, resulting in loss of sight, at Sharpsburg, Md. Sept. 17, 1862. Paroled, Burkeville, Va. Apr. 14-17, 1865.3

After the war, James returned to Decatur County, then moved to Henry County, AL for a short while. He returned to Thomas County, GA which became Grady County.

James and his third wife, Mary J. Banks, had no children.

 1 - 'Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865', Volume 1
 2 - 'The History of Randolph County, Georgia, Volume II', page 580
 3 - Decatur Guards
 4 - 1860 Decatur County census
 5 - 1880 Randolph County census
 6 - 1900 Randolph County census