Seeking information on Elijah Perkins,Cass County,GA,1840

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There are two Elijah Perkins on the 1840 Census of Cass County,GA,according to Some one corrected an Elijah Perkins to be an Elijah Pickens. On the 1850 Census of Cass County,Georgia, my third Great Grandfather Elijah Littleton Perkins is age 25, born North Carolina, and he appears just below his mother Nancy Perkins,age 70, born North Carolina,who has two daughters Mary,age 36,born North Carolina and Emeline,age 34,living with her.

An Elijah Perkins appears as a private in Berry W. Gideon's Mounted Volunteers in 1837 with the responsibly of protecting the Cherokee Indians. I know men grew up fast on the frontier,but I don't believe this Elijah Perkins could have been my Elijah Littleton Perkins.  I am just getting started on researching the parents of Elijah Littleton Perkins. If Elijah was the name of Elijah Littleton's Perkins father he would have been about the same age as his wife Nancy born in 1780,probably North Carolina. Someone at has Elijah Perkins as a son of John Perkins(1735-1797) and an Affiah Poyner.  They have his wife as Nancy Wright. There is an Elijah Perkins in Camden County,NC and an Elijah Perkins in Burke County,NC in NC.

If I am thinking that the Elijah Perkins on the 1840 census of Cass County,Georgia was Elijah Perkins and not Elijah Pickens. If someone who has Ancestry.Com could check out Elijah Perkins(Elijah Pickens) it would be greatly appreciated.  I would like to Nancy Perkins maiden name if posssible and where these Perkins lived in North Carolina.

Thanks Tom Stephenson
WikiTree profile: Elijah Perkins
in Genealogy Help by Tommy Stephenson G2G6 (10.0k points)
edited by Tommy Stephenson
Hi Tommy,

Gonna need a bit more information on that last request for Nancy Perkins (Unknown Maiden name) Do you know about what year she may have been born and how related to Elijah? I found a few records for a Nancy in NC in the Late 1700s and Early 1800s era. Any more information would be appreciated.

Nancy Perkins was 70 years old on the 1850 Census of Cass County,Georgia,so in 1840 she would have been 60 years old. Nancy would have been born in 1780 in North Carolina.

Here is how Nancy Perkins appears on the 1850 census of Cass Co,Ga.

Ann Wood 56 SC
Mary Wood 55 SC
Marion Roberson 16,SC
Nancy Perkins 70 NC
Mary Perkins 36 Nc
Emeline 34 NC
Any relation to Wood and Roberson is not known. Nancy Perkins was living in the home with them.
In the next home below Nancy Perkins is her son:
Elijah littleton Perkins 25 NC
Mary Daniel Perkins  16 NC.
I believe she was the wife of the elder Elijah Perkins.
Elijah Perkins is mentioned here as a member of Berry W. Gideon Mounted Volunteers in 1837

I am thinking this has to be the elder Elijah Perkins,husband of Nancy Perkins. Elijah Littleton Perkins would have been only about 12 years old in 1837

In 1860 Nancy Perkins and son Elijah Littleton Perkins were living in Cherokee Co, Alabama.

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Name: Elijah Perkins
[Elijah Pickens
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): District 936, Cass, Georgia
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2
Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 6
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 6


Source Citation

Year: 1840; Census Place: District 936, Cass, Georgia; Roll: 38; Page: 101; Family History Library Film: 0007042

by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
selected by Tommy Stephenson
Thanks, Doug

This Elijah Perkins or Andrew Pickens had a son age 15. That would work out for my Elijah Littleton Perkins born 1825.

Nancy had two daughters living with her in 1850,Mary, age 36 b. NC. and Emeline,age 34 born NC.

Some time today I am going to post a picture of my Great-Grandfather Patrick Henry Perkins b. 1849 in Georgia, son of Elijah Littleton Perkins and Mary Daniel.

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