Albert Henry Perkins, was born Egbert Hardy on 8 Feb 1865 in Stockbridge, Windsor, Vermont to Frank Hardy and Lorraine Perkins. By 1870, there is evidence that there is a problem in the marriage of his parents. Egbert (Berta) Hardy appears in the 1870 Census with his mother and brother George living in the household of his maternal grandmother, Lucy (Blanchard) Gardner. By 1880, Egbert's mother is married to Henry Harrison in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island and his surname is listed as Harrison. His brother George is still listed as Hardy.
When Egbert marries for the first time, he has the name Albert Henry Perkins. On 30 May 1887, Albert marries Aurise "Rosie" LaFountain in Blackstone, Worcester, Massachusetts. After Rosie dies, he marries Mary Hattie LaFlash on 20 Aug 1894 in Blackstone, Massachusetts. He married his third wife, Lydia Premo, on 5 Jun 1905 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts.
Albert outlived his three wives and died on 4 Apr 1954 in Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts. He is buried in Saint Patricks Cemetery in Northbridge, Massachusetts.
That Egbert Hardy became Albert Henry Perkins requires following his mother through multiple Census and other events. It appears that he never really knew who his father was. Further, that Frank Hardy is the same person as William F Hardy requires similar analysis.
↑United States Census, 1870, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6RX-JR4 : 12 April 2016), Lucy Gardner, Vermont, United States; citing p. 9, family 58, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,127.
↑ 3.03.1United States Census, 1880, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4SD-7R7 : 15 July 2017), Egbert Harrison in household of Henry Harrison, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States; citing enumeration district ED 161, sheet 462D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1211; FHL microfilm 1,255,211.
↑Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N4HS-P7P : 7 December 2017), Albert H. Perkins and Lydia M. Premo, 05 Jun 1905; citing , No. Uxbridge, Massachusetts, United States, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 2,057,623.
↑ Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Town of Grafton, Certificate of Death CT989699, record 45 citing death of Albert Henry Perkins, 4 Apr 1954
↑ Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 25 November 2018), memorial page for Albert H Perkins (1865–1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 97411720, citing Saint Patricks Cemetery, Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Mary S. (contributor 47572796) .Find A Grave: Memorial # 47572796
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Albert by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Albert: