Joseph Perry Family

Name Born Place Married Place Died Place
Joseph Perry1 1755       18231 Laurens County, GA
Emily Harper1         18381 Laurens County, GA

Parents

Joseph's    
Emily's Isaac Harper3 Eliza Downs3

Children

Name Sex Born Place Spouse Married Died Place
Thornton Perry1 M 17752 Halifax County, NC1 Rebecca Hightower1 Dec 23 18031 Jun 18452 Twiggs County, GA
Ambrose Harper Perry1 M   Halifax County, NC1 Elizabeth Scarsborough9   Mar 12 18426 Early County, GA
Allen Perry1 M   Halifax County, NC1        
Terrell Perry1 M   Halifax County, NC1        
Joseph L. Perry1 M   Halifax County, NC1 Mary Ann Brown7 Jul 13 18247 18458 Dooley County, GA8
James Perry1 M   Halifax County, NC1        
Nancy Perry1 F   Halifax County, NC1 Edas Echols Hightower1 18104    
Sallie Perry1 F   Halifax County, NC1 Charnel Hightower III1,5 17994    
William Perry1 M   Halifax County, NC1       Laurens County, GA
Martha Perry1 F   Halifax County, NC1       Laurens County, GA
? Perry1 F   Halifax County, NC1 Jacob Smith1      
John Bolin Perry1 M 1787 Halifax County, NC1 Susan Eliza Hightower1 18064   Laurens County, GA

Notes

Moved from Halifax County, North Carolina to Laurens County, Georgia in 1796, The family settled on the east side of the Oconee River, a few miles below the mouth of Buck Eye Creek. The river was then the line between the whites and the Indians.1

Son Ambrose Harper Perry was named after Mother Emily's Uncle, Ambrose Harper.

Son William and daughter Martha died in childhood.1

Daughter Nancy Perry was a 'widow Brackin' with one daughter when she married Edas Echols Hightower. Nancy's daughter married John S. Culpepper and died in Dooley County, GA1

In the 1790 Franklin County, Halifax district, North Carolina census, Joseph Perry is listed with a household of one white male over 16, apparently Joseph himself, 3 white males under 16, 5 free females of all ages and one slave. Ambrose Harper, listed on the same census page, had a household consisting of one free white male over 16, apparently Ambrose himself, 3 white females and 6 slaves. In the same district in 1790 were Isaac Harper, James Perry, Henry Harper, Jett Harper and Vincent Harper.

FootNotes
 1 - Letter written by Joel Washington Perry in 1877 to daughter Sallie Perry Ransone
 2 - Sarah Frierson (sfrierslaw@compuserve.com)
 3 - Albert Nason (albert.nason@carter.nara.gov)
 4 - Hazel Betty Smith
 5 - Hilda Reeves
 6 - 'Christian Index Obituaries 1822-1879' pg.180
 7 - 'Baker County History', page 349
 8 - 'The History of Randolph County Georgia Volume II', page 580
 9 - Hightower Perry Family Record

pz