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Matthew Perkins (1713 - 1773)

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Capt Matthew Perkins
Born in Norwich, New London, Connecticutmap
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Husband of — married in Lisbon, New London, CTmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Lisbon, New London, Connecticutmap
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Categories: Norwich, Connecticut | Farmers | Lisbon, Connecticut | New Hanover Cemetery, Hanover, Connecticut.


Matthew Perkins, son of Joseph and Dorothy (Morgan) Perkins, was born at Norwich, Conn., Aug. 31, 1713; died at Lisbon, Conn, May 3, 1773. He was a prosperous farmer and owned 1000 acres of land. He married Hannah Bishop. They had twelve children, among whom was Rev. Nathan Perkins, D. D. [1]


  1. Joshua Esquire Perkins; 1740 – 1832
  2. Hannah Perkins; 1741 – 1838
  3. Matthew Perkins; 1743 – 1775
  4. Ephraim Perkins Sr; 1745 – 1813
  5. Jerusha Perkins; 1747 – 1814
  6. Nathan Perkins; 1748 – 1838
  7. Susannah Perkins; 1752 – 1810
  8. Sarah Perkins; 1754 – 1794
  9. Job Perkins; 1755 –
  10. Enoch Perkins; 1760 – 1828
  11. Frederick Perkins; 1762 – 1839
  12. Samuel Perkins; 1766 – 1850

"He belonged to the Hanover branch of the family, known thereabouts as the 'Black Perkineses'. He was a large and powerful man. He died from lockjaw, caused by a bite on the thumb which he received from a young negro slave, whom he was chastising for some fault." [2]



Name Matthew Perkins
Spouse's Name Hannah Bishop
Event Date 19 Apr 1739
Event Place Newent Congregational Church, Lisbon, New London, Connecticut [3]

Death and Burial:

New Hanover Cemetery, Hanover, New London County, Connecticut; Inscription: "Cap Matthew Perkines. His remains are interd beneath this Monument Sacred to his Memory. he Departed this Life May 3 AD: 1773 in ye 60th year of his Age. My Lover, Friend, familiar, all Remov'd from Sight & out of Call to dark Oblivion is. Retir'd, Dead or at Least to me Expir'd"[4]


  1. Our New England Ancestors and Their Descendants, 1620-1900: Historical, Genealogical, Biographical; New England Ancestral Publishing Company, 1900; New England; Page 37; Digital Image, Google Books:
  2. Perkins
  3. "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997," database, FamilySearch; accessed 30 April 2016, Matthew Perkins and Hannah Bishop, 19 Apr 1739; citing Lisbon, New London, Connecticut, United States, reference ; FHL microfilm 4,706.
  4. Findagrave Memorial # 61634304

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