The Family of John Perkins of Ipswich, Mass: Complete in Three Parts (Google eBook)

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An excellent Souce with interesting stories.
Ethel Myers Stanton, a Descendant of the John Perkins - Judith Gater Family.

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Page 86 - Salem, a place which he filled for several years. During the late civil war, he was active in serving the soldiers who were in the field, and caring for their families at home. He has served the city in its common council and board of aldermen ; has also represented it in the legislature of the state. He was a member of the Mechanic Charitable Association, and' was, for a time, its president.
Page 2 - On the 18th of May, 1631, he took the oath of freeman, admitting him to all the civil rights of the colony. He removed from Boston in 1633 to the colony then newly founded by John Winthrop and others at Ipswich. Here he was largely engaged in agriculture, and had several grants of land ; the location of his house was near the river at the entrance to Jeffries neck, on what is now East street, where he had considerable land granted him. We copy the following from the Ipswich book of Land Grants or...
Page 15 - I am wholly innocent of any such wickedness, through the goodness of God that have kept me hitherto. I am the servant of Jesus Christ, and have given myself up to him as my only Lord and Saviour, and to the diligent attendance upon him in all his holy ordinances, in utter contempt and defiance of the Devil and all his works, as horrid and detestable, and...
Page 10 - Mason to a title to lands about Gloucester, Cape Ann and places adjacent." He was engaged in the coast fisheries, and used a part of what is Little Neck for curing his fish as early as 1645. County Records, Vol. VIII, p. 61. His autograph, here given, was taken from a deed of land given to his son Nathaniel. He acquired a large landed property, as numerous purchases and sales of real estate appear upon record. He made no will at his decease, having given to each of his sons a good farm or houselot...
Page 16 - Devil and all his works, as horrid and detestable, and, accordingly, have endeavored to frame my life and conversation according to the rules of his holy word ; and, in that faith and practice, resolve, by the help and assistance of God, to continue to my life's end. " For the truth of what I say, as to matter of practice, I humbly refer myself to my brethren and neighbors that know me, and unto the Searcher of all hearts, for the truth and uprightness of my heart therein (human frailties and unavoidable...
Page 16 - ... of our family (which have been eleven children of our own, and four grandchildren). She was both prudent and provident, of a cheerful spirit, liberal and charitable. She being now very aged and weak, and grieved under her affliction...
Page xvi - God's mercy all the people come safe ; except one w of the sailors, who not far from our shore, in a tempest having helped to take in the sprit-sail, as he was coming down fell into the sea, where after long swimming was drowned, to the great dolour of those in the ship, who beheld so lamentable a spectacle, without being able to help him ; the sea was so high, and the ship drove so fast before the wind, though her sails were taken down...
Page 16 - She hath been wonderful laborious, diligent and industrious in her place and employment about the bringing up of our family which have been eleven children of our own and four grandchildren. She was both prudent and provident, of a cheerful spirit, liberal and charitable. She being now very aged and weak, and grieved under...
Page 8 - ... young men, who were in the marshes hard by a mowing, haveing theyr guns each of them ready charged, by them, might take the Alarme and the Indians would perceive theyr plot was discovered and haste away to sea againe : which was accordingly so acted and tooke like effect : for he told me that presently after he discovered 40 such canowes sheare off from under the Hill and make as fast as they could to sea.
Page 98 - After his graduation he turned his attention to the study of law, and in due time was admitted to the Essex bar, and opened his office in Salem, Mass.

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