Thornton Perry Family

Name Born Place Married Place Died Place
Thorton Perry1 17755 Halifax County, NC1 Dec 23 18031 Laurens County, GA1 Jun 18455 Twiggs County, GA
Rebecca Hightower1 1784 Amelia County, Virginia1     Oct 30 18473 Twiggs County, GA


Thorton's Joseph Perry Emily Harper
Rebecca's Charnel Hightower1 Sarah Echols1


Name Sex Born Place Spouse Married Died Place
Terrell Perry1 M   Twiggs County, GA Penelope Ward4   Aug 30 18304 Twiggs County, GA
Joel Washington Perry1 M Aug 4 18053 Tarverville,
Twiggs County, GA
Sarah Vickers Perry7 Mar 2 18287 Jul 3 18853 Early County, GA
Elizabeth Perry1 F 18078 Twiggs County, GA Perry Hill1 18221 18321,9 Mississippi1,9
Susan Perry1 F 18098 Twiggs County, GA       Dublin,
Laurens County, GA9
James Perry1 M     Never Married1      
John Perry1 M     Never Married1      
Hightower Perry1 M 18156 Twiggs County, GA Never Married1      
Sarah Perry1 F     Anglin ?1      
Nancy Perry1 F     Never Married1      
Mary Perry1 F     Chesterfield Loyless1,11 184311    
Allen Thornton Perry1 M 18174 Twiggs County, GA Nancy Elizabeth Herrington1,4 18481,4 19014 Oglethorpe,
Macon County, GA4


Thornton was about nineteen years of age when the family moved from North Carolina to Georgia.1
Thornton moved his family from Laurens County to Twiggs County, Georgia around 1808-18091

Found in 1810 census, residing in Capt. Smith's district10
Found in 1830 Twiggs County census. Wife, three males and four females listed with Thornton.
Found in 1840 Twiggs County census. Thornton listed alone.

Thornton served as a private in the militia ordered out on the frontier of Twiggs County, in pursuance of orders from Brigadier General Blackshear, dated August 7, 1813, for the protection of the inhabitants residing in the Ocmulgee area, and to build Fort Jackson during the War of 1812.4

Sons James, John and Hightower and daughter Nancy never married.1

Joel Washington Perry married his cousin, Sarah Vickers Perry, the daughter of Ambrose Harper Perry. They were married by Elder Samuel Johnson, a Methodist Minister.

Elizabeth Perry Hill (wife of Perry Hill) moved to Mississippi in 1831 and died of cholera in 1832.1

Rebecca Hightower Perry's parents were married in Virginia. They moved from Amelia County, Virginia in 1796 and settled on Big Creek in Laurens County, Georgia.1

 1 - Letter written by Joel Washington Perry in 1877 to daughter Sallie Perry Ransone
 2 - Hightower Perry Family Record
 3 - 'Christian Index Obituaries 1822-1879' pg.180
 4 - Albert Nason (
 5 - Sarah Frierson (
 6 - 1850 Houston County, GA census records
 7 - Twiggs County, GA Marriages
 8 - Bonnie Jean Baker
 9 - Eunice Eddene Thompson
 10 - 'History of Twiggs County', pg.31
 11 - Anna Watson Beverly (