William Perry
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William B Perry (1816 - 1893)

William B Perry
Born in Sorbie, Newton Stewart, Scotlandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 77 in Barnes Prairie, Washington, United Statesmap
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William Perry was born in Scotland.


"New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891,"
Name: Wm Perry
Event Type: Immigration
Event Date: July 7, 1855
Event Place: New York City, New York, United States
Age: 7
Birth Year (Estimated): 1848
Birthplace: Scotland
Ship Name: Constitution
LOG heading Image #304
  1. Wm. age:39 Blacksmith
  2. Mrs. Perry age:38
  3. Agnes age:15
  4. James age:13
  5. Elizabeth age:9
  6. Wm. age:7
  7. Isabel age:4
  8. Andrew 10 months
Affiliate Publication Title: Passenger Lists of vessels arriving at New York, 1820-1897
Affiliate Film Number: 154 --Digital Folder Number: 004680234---Image Number: 00313
1860 Logan, Peoria, Illinois
Age: 12
Birth Year (Estimated): 1848
Birthplace: Scotland
Page: 277
Wm Perry M 44 Scotland
Elizabeth Perry F 33 Scotland
Agnes Perry F 20 Scotland
James Perry M 18 Scotland
Elizabeth Perry F 14 Scotland
Wm Perry M 12 Scotland (s/b 1851??)
Isabel Perry F 9 Scotland
Andrew Perry M 4 Ill
Mary Perry F 1 Ill
Household ID: 1971
1880 Nooksack, Whatcom, Washington
Age: 31
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Works On Farm
Birth Year (Estimated): 1849
Birthplace: Scotland
Father's Birthplace: Scotland --Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Sheet Letter: D--Sheet Number: 274--Person Number: 2--Volume: 1
William Perry Self M 64 Scotland
Elizabeth Perry Wife F 63 Scotland
William Perry Son M 31 Scotland
Mary Perry Daughter F 21 Illinois, United States
District: ED 1--Sheet Number and Letter: 274D--Household ID: 4503401


Burial: Perry Cemetery, Whatcom County, Washington, USA


  1. Citing this Record: "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27TQ-HBN : 12 March 2018), Wm Perry, 1855; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication M237 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 175,510.
  2. Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXCW-NJM : 13 December 2017), Mary Perry in entry for Wm Perry, 1860.Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) --Affiliate Publication Number: M653--Affiliate Film Number: 217--GS Film Number: 803217--Digital Folder Number: 005165788--Image Number: 00281
  3. Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXTF-WZP : 15 July 2017), Mary Perry in household of William Perry, Nooksack, Whatcom, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district ED 1, sheet 274D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,255,398. Digital Folder Number: 005162810--Image Number: 00224

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The Passenger list is above and includes 6 children, Andrew is listed as 10 months old. Mary was born in Illinois, their are 2 censuses 1860/1880 where she is alive and living with Wm./Eliza. There is a marriage record for a Mary E Perry in Whatcom. Washington.

She is buried in the family cemetery in Whatcom. Washington, which I believe tells us she made the trek with the family circa 1861-1880.

So is there a source that proves they had 2 children: Andrew & Mary who where born in Scotland, died there and then the parents had 2 other children, and named the 2 new babies the same as the 2 that had died? It has happened...

posted 19 Jan 2020 by Carole Taylor   [thank Carole]
The Perry family which would merge with our branch of the Van Overs emigrated from Scotland, arriving in New York on 9 July, 1855 aboard the “Constellation” out of Christiansand Copenhagen. William Perry was a blacksmith. Along with his wife, Elizabeth (Beck), and 5 children, Agnes, James, Elizabeth, William and Isabel, he settled in Peoria, IL. There their other two children were born, Andrew and Mary. (They also had two children, another Andrew and Mary, who died before their emigration.)

On Ancestry they are recorded in the 1841 census as William Perise aged 25 years with wife Elizabeth aged 20 years and daughter Agnes 1 year living in Wigtownshire.

In 1851 they are down as Willm Peerie, wife Elizh and five of a family living in Whithorn. William was a Blacksmith.

Name: PEERIE , William Address: Back Row (900) Parish: Whithorn Relationship: head of household Marital Status: married Occupation: BLACKSMITH Age: 35 Born: born Soprbie Wgt Household No: 67/2

posted 25 Sep 2013 by William Perry   [thank William]
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