Category Archives: Perkins Family History

Jacob Lamb (1798-1847) and Elizabeth Adams (about 1799-about 1831)

Jacob Lamb and Elizabeth Adams are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents. Jacob Lamb was born October 15, 1798. He was the son of John Lamb (who served in the American Revolution) and Elizabeth Kiplinger. John’s parents came to America from Germany. … Continue reading

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Isaac Short (1795-1858) and Susannah Combs (1798-1872)

Isaac Short and Susannah Combs are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents. Isaac Short was born in about 1794 in Virginia. He is thought to have been the son of Isaac Short and Dorcas. Susannah Combs was born in about 1798 in … Continue reading

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Joshua Samuel Burkhead (1813-1876) and Rachel Gray (1817-1893)

Joshua Samuel Burkhead and Rachel Gray are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents, on the Perkins side. Joshua Samuel Burkhead was born February 17, 1813. He was the son of Thomas Burkhead and Rachel Gorsuch. See their Find A Grave memorials here and … Continue reading

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Silas Blakesley (1813-after 1876) and Sally Edwards (1815-about 1850)

Silas Blakesley and Sally Edwards are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents. Silas Blakesley was born about 1813 in Franklin, Ohio. He is the son of Obediah Blakesley II and Adah Hart. Sally Edwards was born about 1815 in Indiana. Her parents are … Continue reading

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Reuben Levi Short (1840-1906) and Sarah Blakesley (1839-1908)

Reuben Levi Short and Sarah Blakesley are Todd’s 3X Great Grandparents. Todd’s mother Marilyn is in the DNA Circle for Reuben Levi Short at Ancestry.com. Reuben Levi Short was born December 5, 1840 in Vermillion County, Indiana. He is the … Continue reading

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James Rogers Ruby (1791-1845) and Susannah Jane Baysinger (1799-1864)

James Rogers Ruby and Susanna Jane Baysinger are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents. Todd’s mother Marilyn is in the DNA Circles at Ancestry.com for James and Susannah, plus both of James’ parents. James Rogers Ruby was born February 2, 1791 in … Continue reading

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Bonerges Franklin Ruby (1822-1898) and Mary Polly Blakesley (1823-approx. 1855)

Bonerges Franklin Ruby and Mary “Polly” Blakesley are Todd’s 3X Great Grandparents. First, let’s talk about that name. Bonerges is probably a misspelling of the name Boanerges, which appears once in the Bible, when Jesus gives it as a nickname … Continue reading

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Daniel Reece Perkins (1797-1866) and Rachel Herring (1806-1829)

Daniel Reece Perkins and Rachel Herring are Todd’s 4X Great Grandparents. Todd’s mother Marilyn is in the DNA Circle for Daniel Reece Perkins and Rachel Herring. Daniel Reece Perkins was born on April 22, 1797 in Livingston County, Kentucky. He was … Continue reading

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Hiram J. Lamb (1826-1902) and Sarah Laura Burkhead (1835-1926)

Hiram J. Lamb and Sarah Laura Burkhead are Todd’s 3X Great Grandparents. Hiram J. Lamb was born May 16, 1826 in Ohio or Indiana. He is the son of Jacob Lamb and Elizabeth Adams. Read about them here. Sarah Laura Burkhead … Continue reading

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Edward Perkins (1822-1897) & Sarah Huffman (1819-1891)

This is a photo taken in 1884 of Todd’s 3x great grandparents, Edward Perkins & Sarah Huffman, and many of their children and grandchildren. What you see above is a photo I took of a *photocopy* of the photo. The photocopy … Continue reading

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