John Perry & Sarah Cocks

John Perry ca 1724 – 1789 | his parents
& 1758 Sarah Cocks [or Griffen] d- 1793
of Perquimans & Martin Counties NC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


Perrys-bridge
the view from Perry’s Bridge in Perquimans Co, NC
photo by Zane Perry

Children of John Perry and Sarah Cocks: [or Griffin]
1. Mary Perry
2. Nancy Perry
3. Sally Perry
4. Selah Perry
5. William Perry d. bef Dec 1829
married Martha
a. Noah Perry
b. Micajah Perry
c. Mills Perry
d. William Perry
e. Chrissy Perry
married Mr. Peel
6. Jacob Perry
7. Bethany Perry ca 1760 –
married ca 1788 Mr. Smithwick
8. Noah Perry ca 1775 Martin Co – Sept 1824
married 1795 Milly Griffin ca 1780 – aft 22 Aug 1850
a. Alfred Perry
b. Betsey Perry
married Joseph Biggs
c. Redding Perry
married Christian Reddick dau of Willis Reddick and Ruth
d. Mary Perry 1795 Martin Co – bef 1870
married 1825 Robert Lanier 1786 Martin Co NC – bef 1870
e. Sally Perry 1799 – 1880
married 1814 John Hodges
f. Milly Perry ca 1800 Martin Co –
married bef 1824 Israel Roberson 1801 Martin Co – aft 1860
g. Noah Perry Jr 25 Dec 1808 Martin Co NC – 20 Jan 1858
married Mildred J Sewell 14 Mar 1812 Martin Co NC – 5 Oct 1887
dau of Moses Sewell and Lavisa Daniel

Perquimans Co., North Carolina
DEED BOOK B #322 p. 94 Oct. 27, 1728.
John KEATON Jr, of Chowan , & Hannah his wife,to John PERRY, & Sarah BOND (late wife of Richd, Dec’d), of afore’ for ¬£15 sold 158a, on So East side of Perq River,adj Nath’l SUTTON, “Granted by deed of Gift from John STEPNEY to Joseph SUTTON, late father of said Hannah,& left by will of said Joseph to his dau.” Test’ Tho ROUNDTREE, Jun, Wm Ashley Jun
Think this John Perry is of Chowan who moved to Bertie DEED BOOK C #35 p. 97 Stephen GIBBENS, & Jane his wife, of Currituck, for ¬£35 pd by Dan’l SMITH, of Perq sold 100a, on NoEast side of River adj “Land where said Daniel Now lives,” & John PERRY, to line of James Anderson. April 19, 1731.
Test’ Ralph FLETCHER, James FLETCHER

Perquimans Co tax roll 1740 this is the sadler of Perq

Deed Book D #22 p. 121 Sarah ELLIOTT, & Jacob ELLIOTT, Planters—of Perq for ¬£50 pd by John PERRY of afsd—Sadler; sold 50a on Vosses Creek, adj Joseph NEWBY, John MORGAN Sr, Thomas JESSOP, & Samuel MOORE, to line of Francis TOMS, “Land given me sd Sarah by my father Timothy CLARE, my husband Jacob ELLIOTT, having good authority to sell same.” Oct 20, 1740.
Test’ Rt WILSON, Jacob PERRY

Deed Book E #64 p. 141 April 21, 1746. John PERRY, of Perq, Sadler—for ¬£120 pd by Peter PARKER planter—sold 102a on Southwest side of Little River, near the head, On Gum Swamp, adj Thomas BOSWELL, “John PERRY being the first patentee.” Mar 21, 1742/3.
Test’ James PARKER, James MORGAN

Deed Book E #163 p. 150 John PERRY of Perq, sadler—for ¬£200 pd by John LACEY, of same, planter—sold 100a on “ye south east side of Voices Creek.” Being part of 414a granted to said PERRY Dec 20, 1748, binding on Thomas ELLIOTTs line. April 17, 1748.
Test’ Joseph NEWBY Jun, Moses FIELD, Jos. WILSON

Deed Book E #127 p. 147 John MAUDLIN of Perq, for £120 pd by Joseph NEWBY of afsd, sold 54a on Voices Creek, an Elapsed patent, to John LACEY April 2, 1725.
Text’ John PERRY, Joseph HOSEA, Joseph NEWBY Jr. May 30, 1748

Deed Book E #172 p. 151 Jan 8, 1749. John PERRY, sadler—for ¬£19 s5, pd by Joseph ANDERSON , sold 100a, on Voices Creek, “part of a grant unto me” Dec 20, 174—, on lines of William MORGAN, & Joseph NEWBY, & said PERRY. Jan 8, 1749

Deed Book F #21 p. 152 John PERRY, sadler—of Perq, for ¬£10 pd by Moses FIELD pf afsd, farmer—sold 10a “near the main Road,” a survey made by Jno CLAYTON, for 414a to sd PERRY Dec 20, 1748. Seal Oct 6, 1750. Test’ Matthew PRITCHARD, Davenport GOODING

Deed Book F #23 p. 152 John PERRY of Perq, for a “Val’ sum pd by Joseph NEWBY” of afsd, Millwright, sold 140a on So East Side of Vosses Creek, adj Moses ELLIOTT, Jno LACEY, & Thos. ELLIOTT, to sd NEWBYs Line, formerly John MORGANs, A grt to sd PERRY Dec 20, 1748. Seal Nov 7, 1750.
Test’ Thomas LAMB, John SANDERS, Dorothy JORDAN

Deed Book F #157 p. 164 John PERRY, sadler, of Perq—for ¬£24 s13 pd by Joseph OUTLAND, planter—sold 64a “where I now dwell” on No east side of Perq. River, adj Jos NEWBY, John LASEY, Samuel MOORE, Francis TOMS, & sd OUTLAND. Sep 9, 1754.
Test’ Mary WILLIAMS, Joseph RATLIFF

Ref: Winslow, History Perquimans NC; a genealogy by Joy Roos


Jacob Perry ca 1725 – 1790 | his parents
& Mary Griffin d aft 1789
of Perquimans Co NC


Mary Griffin was born in Chowan Co, NC, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Henby Griffin.

Children of Jacob Perry Sr. will 1790 Perq. and wife Mary
ex: son Lawrence Perry, Benjamin Perry
Test: Jacob Riddick, Joseph Riddick, Benj. Perry
1. Miles Perry
2. Hepsebeth Perry
3. Sarah Perry
4. Maria Perry
married Bunch
a. Mary Bunch
b. Hannah Bunch
5. Mary Perry will 1797
6. Leah Perry [son]
a. Priscilla Perry
7. Lawrence Perry bef 1768 – will 1826 Perq. Co – prob. 1828
married ca 1800 Mary Rogerson ca 1780 – ca 1834 Perq.
dau of Josiah Rogerson will 1806/07 and Mary Felton d aft 1793
a. Henry Perry
b. Evi Perry [son]
c. Millicent Perry
d. Lawrence B Perry
e. Ambrose Perry
f. Nancy Perry 13 Oct 1801 -6 Nov 1851 Chowan Co
married 4 Sept 1816 George Harvey Goodwin ca 1795 – bef 1833 Chowan Co
married 1833 Zachariah Evans 25 Nov 1781 Hertford Co – 15 Oct 1857 Chowan Co
[as his 3rd wife]
g. Absylla Perry
married Goodwin


Reuben Perry 1734 – 1775 | his parents
& 1754 Esther [Easter] Winslow 1731 – bef 1780

of Perquimans Co, NC


Reuben Perry 1734 – July 1775 Perq Co NC married Nov 1754 Esther [Easter] Winslow ca 1731 –

Reuben was a wheel wright. He and brother Jacob bought land around Goodwins Mill Pond (formerly Perrys Mill pond) He had about 119 acres on the west side of Cypress Swamp, adjoining the land of Gabriel Newby

Reuben name appears on the 1754 Muster Roll in Capt. Jos. Riddick’s Company,
being a Quaker

Reuben’s name in on the 1758 Tax Roll with 160a one lot and one white person.
note: “taxables” were white males over 16 and black persons over 12

Children of Reuben Perry and Esther Winslow:
1. Reuben Perry 9 Oct 1760 – 14 Sept 1844
Friends preacher
US Census Perquimans Co 1790
Reuben Perry 2m 16+, 2m -16, 2f
married 18 Jan 1780 Elisabeth [Pierson] Pearson
a. Jesse Perry 8 Jul 1781 –
b. Esther Perry 18 Feb 1784 –
c. John Perry 20 May 1786 –
d. Henry Perry ca 1790 –
married 11 Jan 1791 Doris Chappell ca 1770 –
a. daughter Perry bef 1800 –
married 6 June 1815 Sarah Lamb 13 Apr 1791
a. Restore Perry 26 May 1816 –
b. Millicent Perry 8 Aug 1818 –
c. Mary Perry 14 Apr 1820 –
d. Jacob Perry 27 Feb 1823 –
e. Sarah Perry 22 Feb 1831 –
2. Jacob Perry 7 April 1765 – May 1807
married 8 Aug 1791 Ruth Chappell
US Census Perquimans Co 1790
Jacob Perry 1m 16+, 1f
1787, 5, 2, Jacob was disowned for attending musters and selling negro.
1801, 7, 4, Jacob condemned his misconduct and was reinstated.
His estate was taxed in 1813 for 25 acres of land 9 pounds
a. Hulda Perry
b. Esther Perry
c. Benjamin Perry ca 1810 –
married 1842 Mary Lucinda Rogerson 1823 –
3. Nathan Perry 10 Oct 1769 – Apr 1842 Brown Co IL
Nathan was disowned by the Piney Woods MM 4-2-1783 for entering on board a privateer
married 11 Nov 1787 [bond] Rachel Elliott died before 1789
Marriage Bond Perq. co
November 11, 1787 for Nathan Perry and Rachel Bond with Moses Lane as surety.
She is disowned 12, 5, 1787 by Perquimans MM for marrying contrary to discipline

married ca 1789 Rebecca Yarborough 1763 – 1839 Brown Co IL
US Census Perquimans Co 1790 Nathan Perry 1m 16+, 2m -16, 1f
They moved to Claiborne Co., Tennessee about 1800 according to the birth of his children.
They moved to Brown Co., Illinois in 1830
Many are buried there.
a. nine children listed
b. Benjamin Perry 1807 Claiborne Co TN – 1876 MO
moved to MO., KS. & back to MO where he died in 1876.

Deed Book F #204 p. 168 Caleb ELLIOTT OF Perq, for ¬£40 pd by Reuben PERRY, of afsd—sold 55a on Wst side of Cypress Swamp, adj John BOYCE, & Gabriel NEWBY, to the middle of Gum Branch. Test’ Joshua SKINNER, John BOYCE. July 19, 1756

Deed Book F #293 P. 177 Isaac LAMB for £3 pd by Joseph SMITH, sold 15a, on Wst side of Cypress Creek, being sd Lambs new survey. Oct 12, 1758.
Test’ Reu’n PERRY, John BOYCE, Pritlow ELLIOTT

Deed Book F #307 p. 178 Isaac LAMB, of Perq, for £25 pd by Reuben PERRY, of afsd, sold 24a on West shore of Cypress Swamp, adj Gabriel NEWBY. Oct 12, 1758.
Test’ Pritlow ELLIOTT, Joseph SMITH, John BOYCE.
Isaac remained in Perquimans Co., while the rest of the family moved to Rowan Co

Deed Book F #367 p. 182 John PEARSON of Perq, for the “love I bear my younger brother Joseph” (a minor), of afsd, have given 100a on the fork of Cypress Swamp, half of a patent to John PEARSON dec’d, & Pritlow ELLIOTT, called “Aarons Ridge,”
Test’ Reuben PERRY, Isaac ELLIOTT, April 1, 1760

Deed Book G #215 p. 206 Robert WILSON of Perq, for ¬£25 pd by Reuben PERRY of afsd—sold 40a “on Mill Swamp, that issues out of Cypress Creek,” adj Gabriel NEWBYs patent, on the East side of Mill pond, to Caleb ELLIOTT’s new survey, & Reuben PERRYs line. Oct 11, 1766
Test’ Joseph SMITH, Thos. JONES

Deed Book H #144 p. 224 James WILSON of Perq, “do set over unto Robert WILSON,” of afsd—140a in the fork of Cypress Swamp, adj GABRIEL NEWBYs old patent, upon the North Side of sd Swamp, to line of Pritlow ELLIOTT, conveyed to me by Caleb ELLIOTT, & 50a along “the old body of Reeds” to Reuben PERRYs Mill Pond. April 27, 1770.
Test’ Reuben PERRY, Enoch JESSOP, Esther PERRY

tax roll 1771 , Perquimans Co., North Carolina
He is being taxed for 2 white males (a Joseph Pierson apprentice is living there) and one male negro James and one female negro named Dinah, a total of 4 taxables

Deed Book H #387 p. 244 Reuben PERRY of Perq, “do give to my brother Jacob PERRY of same, the stream joining my land to build a Mill thereon, & timber to build same, I sd Reuben do draw a share, for work I have done towards building sd Mill.” Mar 12, 1773.
Test Robert WILSON, Joseph PEARSON

Memoir for Reuben Perry Jr
1845, 3, 1. Memorial for Reuben Perry prepared by David White, Isaiah Nicholson, Jepe Jessop, Obeth Winslow, William O. White, Thomas Newby, and Jepitar White. According to Piney Woods Monthly Meeting notes. And transcribed from the original meeting notes by Wayne C. Allman in Pioneer Preachers and Friends. This memorial was also read at the Yearly Meeting sessions. 5, 3, 1845.
“We feel our minds engaged to give forth a listening concerning our dear deceased Friend and Elder in the church, Reuben Perry, whom it has pleased the Lord to remove from us by death and gather to his eternal rest. He was the son of Reuben and Esther Perry of Perquimans County in North Carolina, and was born the 9th of the 10th month 1760. His parents living in humble life and possessing but little of the property of this world and a number of children to support were unable to give them but a small portion of school learning. Their residence being out of the main settlement of friends, and several miles from Meeting, their children were suffered for the most part to remain at home on first days of the week or visit in the neighborhood and spend their time in rural sports and childish play. As the subject of these remarks grew up to man’s estate he became estranged from the love of truth and righteousness and went considerable by this into vanity and the gratification of sensual pleasing; on which account he thus expresses himself in a narrative addressed to his children.
‘Although I had a birth-right and some what educated among the people called Quakers, but through and by the delusions of that envious spirit of man’s eternal happiness, I suffered my mind to be drawn out from the principles of said society in so much as to be disowned by them. Yes, I followed the pursuites and gratifications of this fading world for several years but not without that voice witness that God has placed in the hearts of the children of men, which following me, and often smiting and checking my conscience for mis-conduct, until it pleased the Lord to bring me into a very low state of body and mind, and bring my sins and transgressions in order before the view of my mind. Great wrestlings and strugglings of spirit here was with me for several days and nights together. The veil of darkness that covered my poor drooping mind was so great that I thought I was the worst of all God’s creation and that there was no redemption for me. But the Lord was pleased by and through his infinite mercy and goodness, in his own proper time, to cause my wandering mind to be brought into profound stillness. And to see that there was a necessity to seek and to cry unto that crucified Lord to save my soul until there was a willingness raised in me to give up all things for Christ’s sake.’
In his affliction above alluded to he was visited with a severe pain in his hip and thigh, which caused the flesh to shrink on that limb, and produced lameness the remainder of his life. On being restored to health he in imitation of the Eminent Apostle ‘Conferred no longer with flesh and blood’ but sought to join himself with the people of God and in the 11th month 1794 was reinstated a member of the Society of Friends. Shortly after in great diffidence and contrition of heart in a short but impressive testimony to the mercy and goodness of God manifested to him he appeared in a religious meeting in the ministry to the satisfaction of friends. And as he was faithful to occupy his gift he became enlarged therein.
And on the 2nd month 1799 he was recommended by the Piney Woods Monthly Meeting as a minister approved by them and accepted by the Quarterly Meeting as such.
In the spring of 1804 he performed a religious visit in the service of the Gospel to some of the meetings of Friends in Virginia and Maryland to his own satisfaction and peace of mind, and of Friends where he visited as approved by testimonies to that effect from several Quarterly Meetings within the limits of which he had performed his visit. Several other times he was engaged in short excursions in the work of the ministry within the limits of his own Quarterly Meeting, the lower part of Virginia, and Contentnea Quarter. But for the most part he served close to home. He was a minister possessed with a lively gift, was careful to move therein not (with) enticing words of men’s wisdom but in the clear demonstrations of the spirit and powers of the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And he addressed the Gospel he communicated to others by a reverent devotion to the service of his Lord. He was a worthy example of Christian plainness, simplicity, meekness and charity, much beloved by all that were acquainted with him and was a diligent attender of meeting both for worship and discipline, according to ability but as he advanced in age infirmities consequent therein increased upon him, and being lame it was with difficulty that he could walk about for several pf the last years of his life. So that very often he was unable to get out to meetings which was a great cross and privation to him. He did not get from home the past two years and a large portion of that time he was confined to his bed under which confinement and affliction he manifested great patience and resignation, to the Divine Will. To his friends that visited him during this time he would say ‘My love for my friends and the cause of truth is undiminished but the sufferings of this poor body prevents me from assembling with them. I am a poor pitiful object here in the way of others but I feel resigned till the measure of my sufferings shall be full and wait patiently until my change cometh. Trusting in that merciful redemption which cometh by Jesus Christ.’ He gradually weakened and wasted away and quietly departed this life 14th of the 9th month 1844 after a long life of exemplary Christian simplicity and devotion to the service of his Lord and the promotions of the redeeming causes of truth and righteousness on earth, aged nearly eighty-four years.
We feel a lively assurance that he has finished his course here on earth in peace with God and all men and his purified spirit, released from its earthly tabernacle, is gathered to its everlasting rest. ”


Priscilla Perry ca 1731 – ???? | her parents
& ca 1754 Dempsey Welch ca 1734 – 1792 | his parents
of Chowan Co NC, Johnston Co NC, and Burke Co GA


Dempsey and Priscilla Perry Welch lived in Chowan County.
Dempsy sold his land there in 1755
and appears in Johnston County records in 1761.
He sold Johnston County land in 1781 and moved to Burke County Georgia,
where he and Priscilla died.
If anybody is ever interested, I have the
names of their children as listed in Dr. Jacob Perry Welch’s journal.
e-mail from Mailande

Children of Priscilla Perry and Dempsey Welch:

1. Dempsey Welch, Jr. ca 1755 NC – ca 1822 Clarke County AL
(Could have been either Chowan Co. or Johnston Co. since his father sold land in Chowan Co. in 1755 and appears in Johnston Co. records in 1761. They lived in the part of Johnston Co. that became Wake County, NC).

married in Georgia Milly Wilkins
2. Jacob Welch ca 1757 Chowan Co NC – ca 1807 Burke County GA
married Mary Cole of Wake County North Carolina
3. James Welch ca 1759 Chowan County NC – ca.1807 Burke County GA
married first Clarissa Morrell
married second Elizabeth Bryant
4. Isaac Welch ca 1761 – never married
5. Michael Welch ca1763 –
married Mary Baryhill
6. Mary Welch ca 1765 Burke County GA
married Robbin Berryhill about 1782 — moved to Amite County, MS
7. Sarah Welch ca 1769 in Burke County Georgia
married ca 1798 Wiley Sharp


Dempsey Perry ca 1730 – May 1813 | his parents
& 1769 Elizabeth White ca 1750 – 1815 | her parents
of Perquimans and Johnston Counties NC


Dempsey Perry was born before 1738 as
He was on the 1754 muster roll in Capt Jos Riddick’s Company being a Quaker
Dempsey Perry married Elizabeth White in Feb 1769.
He was a Revolutionary War Patriot from Johnston County, he was a Prisoner of War of the British Army.
Dempsey wrote his will 7 Feb 1796.
Dempsey died May 1813 in Johnston County NC.

Children of Dempsey Perry and Elisabeth White:
1. Reuben Perry ca 1770 – wrote will 18 June 1813 – prob May Ct 1816
married bef 18 June 1813 Elizabeth
a. son Reubin Godwin bef June 1813 –
b. son Rigdon Perry bef June 1813 –
c. son Alsey Godwin bef June 1813 –
2. John Perry
a. Polly Perry bef Oct 1820 –
b. Candace Perry
3. William Perry
4. Mary [Mollie] Perry wrote Will 28 Dec 1849 – prob Feb Ct 1857
married bef 1820 Jesse Wall Sr
a. Pheraby Wall bef Oct 1820 –
married bef Dec 1849 Mr. Murphrey
b. Elizabeth Wall bef Oct 1820 – app. died bef 1849
c. Perry Wall died bef 28 Dec 1849
married Abie ?
i. John R Wall
ii. Penina Wall
iii. Edith Wall
iv. Sarah P Wall
v. Mary Wall
vi. Johnson B Wall
5. Sarah Perry appt dead bef Oct 1820
6. Elizabeth [Betsy] Perry
married bef Oct 1820 William Wall wrote will 3 Jan 1834 – prob Feb Ct 1835
a. Lydia Wall
married bef 1834Mr. Creech
b. Lucinda Wall
married bef 1834 Mr. Parnold
c. Jonathan Thomas Wall
d. Jarrit Banks Wall
e. Elizabeth A [Betsy] Wall
f. William John Bryan Wall
g. Mary Ann Wall
7. Winnefred [Winney] Perry ca 1778 – wrote will 9 Oct 1820 – prob Feb Ct 1821 dsp
Johnston County Will Abstracts 1749 1870
PERRY Dempsey 7 Feb. 1796 Prob May Ct. 1813
Wife Elizabeth PERRY – House where I live with all land during her
life or widowhood.
Sons Reubin PERRY John PERRY William PERRY – All tools equall divided.
Son John -1 gun; all lands on ES of Hinton’s Ck.
Son William – 1 shotgun; all lands on WS of Hinton’s Ck.
Rem. personal Est. to wife & children: Reubin, John, William, Mary
PERRY Sarah PERRY, Elizabeth PERRY & Winney PERRY
Exec: Elizabeth PERRY, son Reubin PERRY
signed Dempsey PERRY
Wit Robert GULLEY~ Ezekiel STALLINGS~ William WALL

Johnston County Will Abstracts 1749 1870
PERRY, Winnifred 9 Oct 1820 Prob. Feb. Ct. 1821
Sister Mollie WALL – Saddle & bridle, then to her daughter Phereby
WALL
Elizabeth WALL d/o Jesse WALL, Sr – Pewter plates
Elizabeth WALL w/o William WALL – Pewter spoons; $10.00
Polly PERRY d/o John PERRY – 1 trunk; 1 woolen wheel
Sisters Mollie WALL & Betsy WALL – Household furn.
Brother (sic) (brother-in-law) Jesse WALL, Sr. – $5.00
Rem. Prop. equally divided between brothers John PERRY, William PFRRY
& sisters Mollie and Betsy.
Prop. given to Mollie to go to her heirs at her death.
Exec: Jesse WALL, Sr. Winnifred (x) PERRY
Wit:John BOON, Bennet WALL

Johnston County Will Abstracts 1749 1870
PERRY, Reubin 18 June 1813 Prob. May Ct. 1816
Wife Elizabeth PERRY – All land, 150 ac. I bought of Isaac HINTON,
dec. where I now live and have given by deed of gift to son Reubin GODWIN.
Rem. of lands equally divided. Negro Courtney, after death of wife,
to sons Rigdon PERRY & Alsey GODWIN.
Exec: Jesse WALL, William WILLIAMS Reubin (R) PERRY
Wit: William WILLIAMS Theophilus BEDDINGFIELD

WILL: WALL, William., Will Book 1, Page 507, Johnston County, NC
Dated 3 Jan. 1834 Probated Feb. Court 1835
Johnston County Will Abstracts 1746-1870
WALL, William 3 Jan. 1834 Prob. Feb. Ct. 1835
Wife Betsa WALL – During natural life or widowhood, my dwelling house,
then to son William John Bryan WALL, all lands, 217 ac. If he dies without heirs, the land to be sold and money divided equal between 2 sons & 4 daughters: Jonathan Thomas WALL, Jarrit Banks WALL, Lydia CREECH, Lusinda PARNOLD, Betsa WALL & Mary Ann WALL.
Son Jonathan – 1 horse; bed & furniture.; livestock; $50.00 to pay for land he has received.
Daughter Lydia – Bed & furniture. Son William J. B. – Watch & gun.
Son Jarret B. -$50.00 to pay for land he has received.
Wm. J. B., Betsy, & Mary Ann to have equal share with those who are married.
If wife marries, she is to share equal with children.
Exec: wife Betsa WALL, Josiah HOULDER. (not signed)
Probate Record-
Proven by Eli HOLLAND, William WALL & Elias BARNES in open court.
Will found among papers of William WALL by William WILDER

WILL: WALL, Molly., Will Book 1, Page 643, Johnston County, NC
Will of Molly Wall – 28 Dec. 1849 Probated Feb. Court 1857
In the Name of God Amen. I Molly Wall of the County of Johnston, being of sound and perfect mind and memory thanks be to God, do, this 28th day of Dcember in the Year of our Lord 1849 make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say.
First, I give and bequeath unto, my daughter Pheraba Murphrey all of my waring apperal and one half of my Pewter ware.
Second, I give and bequeath unto Abie, my son Perry Walls widow, during her life time all of my property not heretofore devised consisting of house hold and kitchen furniture, also what part or interest I may have in my deceased husbands, lands and premises or any thing thereunto attached by way of husbandry.
Thirdly, It is my desire that the property given to my son’s Perry Walls widow at her death be equally divided amongst her children, namely, John R. Wall, Mary W. Wall, Penina, Edith, Sarah P., and Johnson B. Walls.
And I hereby make, ordain and appoint my grandson John R. Wall, executor of this my last Will and Testament, In witness whereof I the said Molly Wall have to this my Last Will and Testament set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
Signed Molly Wall (HM)
Signed sealed and published by the said Molly Wall in presents of
Wm. T. Robertson and Elias Barnes.


Hephzibah Perry ca 1737 – bef 1813 | her parents
& Hardy Stallings 1733 – 1821 | his parents
of Perquimans Co NC


Children of Hephzibah Perry and Hardy Stallings:
1. Cannah Stallings ca 1773 –
2. Mary [Polly] Stallings 1775 –
married Mr Mizle
3. Jesse Stallings 1775 – 1855
married Lydia ? 1772 – 1855
4. Kenneth Stallings 1780 – bef 1813
5. Penny Stallings ca 1782 –
6. Sarah Stallings ca 1784 –
married Mr. Leggitt
7. Milly Stallings ca 1786 –
married Mr. Corey
8. Absilla Stallings ca 1788
married Mr. Robason
9. Naomi Stallings ca 1792 –
married Mr. Woolard


Ann Perry 1755 – 1794 | her parents
& Caleb Winslow 1748/49 – 1811 | his parents
& Margaret [Peggy] Lawrence? 17xx – 1822
of Perquimans Co, NC


Ann Perry and Caleb Winslow were reported married on 1 Nov 1769 at the Perquimans Monthly meeting.

Children of Ann Perry and Caleb Winslow:
1. Rachel Winslow 9 Nov 1770
married Jonathan White
2. Jacob Winslow 9 Apr 1773 – Apr 1775
3. Betsey Winslow 8 Aug 1775 – Jul 1776
4. Timothy Winslow 4 Aug 1778 – Sept 1783
5. Caleb Winslow 24 Aug 1780 – 1806
married Mary Parker 30 Nov 1780 –
6. Sarah Winslow Dec 1782 – Dec 1782
7. Josiah Winslow 20 Dec 1783 – 1784
8. Esther Winslow 21 Feb 1786 –
married Henry? Copeland 1 Feb 1770 –
a. John Copeland bef 1808 –
9. Peninah Winslow 11 Nov 1790 – Sep 1791
10. Obed Winslow 7 Jun 1792 – Aug 1793

Child of Caleb Winslow and Peggy Lawrence?
11. Nathan F Winslow 4 Jan 1795 – 29 Aug 1873

Will of Caleb Winslow 7 Oct 1808 prob. May Term 1811 Perqu.
— wife Peggy
— son Nathan
— daughter Rachel White
— grandson John Copeland
Exrs: Jonathan and Thomas White [of Josiah]
Test: Caleb Elliott, David White, Josiah Townsend

Will o Peggy Winslow 28 Oct 1822 – prob. Nov Term 1822 Perqu.
— sister Ann Scott
— Anna Griffen
— Martha Chappell
— sister Martha Newby
— heirs of John Lawrence dec’d
— heirs of Robert Lawrence dec’d
— heirs of Richard Lawrence dec’d
— heirs of Elizabeth Randolph dec’d
— heirs of Mary Newby dec’d
— heirs of Catherine Jones dec’d
Exrs: son Nathan Winslow and David White
Test: David Lymen, Jos. Griffen


Timothy Clare ca 1660 – 1724 | his parents
& 1685 Mary Bundy ca 1665 – 1694
& 2nd 1702 Hannah Larance [Snelling] 1669 –
& 1st 1687 Israel Snelling ca 1662 – 1700
of Perquimans Co, NC


Timothy Clare married Mary Bundy on 6 April 1685. recorded in the minutes of the Perquimans Monthly Meeting.
Mary Cleare [wife of Timothy] died 30 Dec 1694. NCHGR 3 – 402
5 Dec 1695 the Quaker Meeting appointed a committee to visit Timothy Clare for non-attendance to meeting.
Timothy Clare married 1 March 1702 Hannah Snelling.
Hannah Larance was born 1 Dec 1669 was the daughter of William Larance and Rachell his wife NCHGR 3 – 206.
e-mail from Mailande – I notice that your web site does not include the maiden name of Hannah Larance Snelling Clare’s mother. According to “Births, Marriages, Deaths and Flesh Marks, Perquimans Precinct N.C. 1659-1820”, it was Welch. It reads, “William Larance and Rachel Welch was maried the (torn)”.
Israel Snelling and Hannah Larance were married the 30 July 1687 by Edward Mayo Esq. NCHGR 3 – 203
Rachell Snelling dau of Israel Snelling and wife Hanah was born 17 Aug 1690 NCHGR 3 – 216
Israel Snellen departed this life 2 Nov 1700 at his own home. NCHGR 3 – 403
Timothy Clare died 10 Sept 1724

Children of Timothy Clare and Mary Bundy [d 1694]:
1. Mary Clare 21 Dec 1685 –
married Feb 1709 Edward Mayo
a. Elizabeth Mayo
married John Wilson
2. Elisabeth Clare 21 Dec 1685 –
married 2 Sept 1704 Thomas Winslow
3. Ann Clare 10 Sept 1687 –
4. Timothy Clare 14 July 1689 –
5. Jane Clare 22 Nov 1691 –
married 12 Feb 1711 Joseph Robinson
6. Sarah Clare 24 Oct 1693 –
married 7 Aug 1717 John White of VA

Children of Timothy Clare and Hannah Larence:
1. Hepsabeth Clare 14 Feb 1702 – ca 1753
married 1721/23 Jacob Perry 1696 – 1777
2. Hannah Clare 12 May 1708 –
married shortly after 3 Nov 1725 Benjamin Bundy

Child of Hannah Larance and Israel Snelling:
1. Rachell Snelling 17 Aug 1690 –
married 1 Aug 1707 Arthur Jones
2. Esther Snelling
married 10 Aug 1716 John Winslow

DEED BOOK D #18 p. 120 Joseph ELLITT, of Perq, for ¬£27 by Jacob PERRY, of afsd—sold 480a on South west side of Perq River, at a Branch called “Elder Branch,” formerly land of Daniel SNOOKE, part of a patent to Isaac WILSON, Jan 5, 1712, & by sd Mary to her dau’ Elizabeth, “now wife of John WILSON,” Oct 20, of sd Joseph. Oct 20, 1740. Test’ Robt WILSON, John WILSON

Deed Book D #20 p. 120 John WILLSON, of Perq, for ¬£13 by Jacob PERRY, of afsd—sold 200a on North Side of Perq River, adj Jacob, & John WINSLOW, sdland grt to Timothy CLARE, dec’d, Dec 1, 1712, & given by him to his dau’ Mary Mayo, & by sd Mary to her dau’ Elizabeth, “now wife of John WILSON. Oct 20, 1740. Test’ Rt WILSON, Joseph ELLIOTT

Deed Book D #47 p. 123 Jacob PERRY, of Perq, planter—for a con’ sold to John WINSLOW of same, 90a on Perq River, “binding on land formerly Timothy CLAREs dec’d,” unto sd John WINSLOWSr. Oct 19, 1741. Test’ Joseph REDDICK, Thomas CALLOWAY

Deed Book D #90 p. 127 Jacob PERRY, of Perq, “have given” to Thomas WHITE of afore’ (his nephew) 40a “which I took from him, by courses of an old Patent,” said land adj John WINSLOW, ‘pattented by Timothy CLARE April 5, 1720, & given in his will to his dau Elizabeth, wife of Thomas WINSLOW,” &
by said WINSLOW sold to said WHITE. Jan 17, 1742.
Test’ Benj PERRY, Robert ROUNDTREE, Phillip PERRY

Ref: Hinshaw’s Quaker Records Vol I


John Perry est 1660 – ca 1683 | his parents
& Mary Scott
& 15 Dec 1683 William Bundy
of Perquimans Co, NC


Berkeley Records (Later Perquimans Co.)
William Bundy ye son of —– Bundy & Mary Pearree late wife of John Pearre and daughter of Joseph Scott were married ye — day of December 1683.

(again) William Bundy & Mary Pearre Rellicke of John Pearre were married ye 15th of Desember 1683. NCHGR VOL 3 -201

The above tells us that a Mary Scott, daughter of Joseph Scott, married first John Pearre [Perry] and then of the 15 Dec 1683 married William Bundy.

Any children by This John Pearre was ca or prior to this date.

Sources include:
The Library of Virginia. Archives Branch
Joy Roos – “The Roos Family Tree” on Ancestry.com
note: Mr. Winborne made several gross errors in the genealogy of this family, which is repeated in Mrs. W Winslow’s “History of Perquimans.” Josiah Perry 1741 – 1820 of Bertie and Hertford County was not the son of Israel Perry of Perquimans; he was the son of John Perry who died in Bertie County in 1760. Israel Perry d 1779 was the son of Jacob Perry; Israel says so in his will. Israel’s daughter Rachel is still single in 1782 so is not the Rachel Perry that married Richard Skinner in 1770. — sally m koestler

Notice for male NC Perry surname descendants: Please consider having your DNA tested.
Three samples from family subgroup 03 at Perry FTDNA website
http://www.familytreedna.com/public/perry/default.aspx?section=yresults can document their ancestry to John Perry b. 1680/90 of Nansemond Co, VA d. 1760 Bertie Co, NC. A fourth sample from the same subgroup 03 can prove his ancestry to Currituck Co, NC. He does not appear to be a descendant of John Perry d. 1760 in Bertie. It is anticipated that the presently unknown common ancestor of these two lines lived in 17C Virginia. DNA may help tie together the several NC lines out of VA, so please consider joining the Perry surname project. Tests can be ordered at a discount through either the Perry FTDNA website above, or www.perry-dna.org. Other companies (Ancestry, etc) also do DNA testing, and your result can be uploaded to the Perry surname project.

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