Who was the wife of Dr. John Perkins born 1698 in Lynn, Massachusetts?

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I would like to find the name of the wife of John Perkins, born 1698 in Lynn, Mass.  His parents were John Perkins and Anna Huchason (Hutchinson).  He wrote many scientific papers.  His papers are readily available, but I can't find personal information.
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Name: John Perkins
Event Type: Marriage
Marriage Date: 5 Feb 1735
Marriage Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Spouse Name: Abigail Lee
 

 

by Betty Fox G2G6 Pilot (148k points)
Name: Abigail Lee  
Gender: Female
Spouse: John Perkins
Marriage Date: 5 Feb 1735
City: Boston
County: Suffolk
Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0818093-0818095.

 

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Hi Anonymous, 

Golly, he sounds like a really factinating fellow.

"He wrote many scientific papers.  His papers are readily available, but I can't find personal information"

Would seem he wrote at length about his life and family, too. According to "Perkins Genealogy" (1856), "He left a manuscript of 368 pages, containing an account of his life and experiences, which is preserved in the library of the American Antiquarian Society."

His wife's given name, Clarissa, is called out in the same 1856 passage ("Perkins Genealogy" NEHGR 10:213). She died in 1749 and he "wrote a poem on her death."

by GeneJ X G2G6 Mach 5 (50.3k points)
edited by GeneJ X

More about this particular Dr. Perkins from the Perkins Genealogy (linked above), 

"... he was an eminent pysician in his time, had studied two years in London and practised [sic] physic [sic] forty years in Boston. In 1755 he published a tract on earthquakes, and also an essay on the smallpox, in the London magazine. He left a manuscript of 368 pages, containing an account of his life and experience, which is preserved in the library of the American Antiquarian Society. His wife Clarissa died in 1749, and he wrote a poem on her death. He died in Lynnfield in 1781, aged 83." 

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