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William W. Perry's children in Shiawassee, Michigan

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Location: Vernon Township, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States of Americamap
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Nine of William W. and Rachel (Hamilton) Perry's children moved from DeRuyter, Madison County, New York to Vernon Township, Shiawassee County, Michigan between 1848 and about 1864. At least three sons remained in New York: Phineas, Orville and Menzo.



The Detroit and Milwaukee Railroad was completed through Vernon Township in 1856.

Several groups of people from DeRuyter moved to Vernon Township in the 1850's.


Oscar F. was the first to come in 1848 and the only one to live in Michigan at time of the 1850 Census. Everyone else appears on the 1850 Census in Madison County, New York.

Schyler resided in Vernon Township by the time of his daughter Mary's birth in October 1853.

James W states he came in 1854 to Vernon Township in his biographical sketch.

John Milton resided in Vernon Township in August of 1854 at the time of his first marriage.

George B resided in Vernon Township by the time of his daughter Lunette's birth in August 1855.

William W resided in Vernon Township by the time of his son Charles' birth in November 1855.

Harriet came to Michigan by 1855 and Vernon Township by 1859.

Harrison resided in Vernon Township by June of 1863 when he registered for the draft there.

Thomas H. resided in Vernon Township by the time of son Guy's birth in August 1864 .

Property Ownership

Schyler purchased land in Section 19 in 1849.

Oscar F. purchased land in Section 17 in 1852. About 1866 he exchanged farms with Peter Wolfin and then had land in Section 19.

James W purchased land in Section 4 in 1854.

William W owned land in Section 21 shown on the 1859 map Shiawassee Genessee wall map.

Thomas H. owned land in Section 30 by 1875.

John Milton owned land in Section 30 by 1875.


John Milton appears on the 1860 Census at DeRuyter and his first wife who died 22 August 1861 is buried there. But he returned to Vernon a second time by June of 1863 when he registered for the draft there.

George B and William W who had married to sisters moved to Tioga, Pennsylvania about 1860. Their in-laws were also living there.

Harriet moved to Tuscola County, Michigan between 1860 and 1870.

Schyler remained in Shiawassee County, but moved north one tier to Venice Township between about 1875 and the time the 1880 Census was taken.

Harrison also remained in Shiawassee County living in the town of Owosso in 1873 and North Newburg in Shiawassee Township at the time of the 1880 Census just north of his brothers in Vernon Township. He later lived in the town of Corunna.


Oscar F., Thomas H., Harriet, James W., and John Milton are all buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Vernon, Shiawassee, Michigan. Oscar and John's graves are not marked.

Schyler is buried in Yerian Cemetery, Venice Township.

Harrison is buried in Pine Tree Cemetery at Corunna.


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