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Descendants of John Perkins

 

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Generation No. 1

1. JOHN1 PERKINS was born Abt. 1590 in Newent, Gloucestershire, England, and died 1654 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.  He married JUDITH.
Notes for JOHN PERKINS:
"John Perkins, senior . . . was among the earliest emigrants from the mother country, sailing from Bristol, England, Dec. 1, 1630, in the ship Lyon, William Pierce, master, bound for Boston in America, taking with him his entire family, consisting then of his wife and five children."

"For about two years after their arrival in America the Perkins family resided in Boston, where the youngest child, Lydia, was born, her baptism being recorded upon the parish books of the First Church there, June 3, 1632."

"On the 18th of May, 1631, he took the oat 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."--"The Family of John Perkins of Ipswich, Massachusetts" by George A. Perkins, 1889.

Children of JOHN PERKINS and JUDITH are:
2. i. QUARTERMASTER JOHN2 PERKINS, b. 1614, England; d. December 14, 1686, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
3. ii. DEA. THOMAS PERKINS, b. 1616, England; d. May 7, 1686, Topsfield, Massachusetts.
iii. ELIZABETH PERKINS, b. 1618, England; d. 1700; m. WILLIAM SARGENT, b. 1602, England; d. 1677, Amesbury, Massachusetts.
iv. MARY PERKINS, b. 1620, England; d. December 20, 1700, Salisbury, Massachusetts; m. CAPT. THOMAS BRADBURY, 1637, Ipswich, Massachusetts; d. March 16, 1694/95, Salisbury, Massachusetts.
Notes for MARY PERKINS:
"Mary (Perkins) Bradbury was one of those unfortunate people who, in the dark days of witchcraft delusion, was among the accused.  She was also convicted, but by the efforts of her friends her execution was delayed, the [h]orrid delusion passed away, and she was discharged.  [T]he papers connected with her trial, as well as those of the others, who were, some of them, more unfortunate, have been preserved, and are to be seen on the files in the Clerk of Courts Office in Salem, Mass."--"The Family of John Perkins of Ipswich, Massachusetts"
4. v. SGT. JACOB PERKINS, b. 1624, England; d. January 29, 1699/1700, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
vi. LYDIA PERKINS, b. 1632, Boston, Massachusetts; bpt. June 3, 1632, First Church, Boston, Massachusetts; d. Abt. 1672; m. HENRY BENNETT Abt. 1651.

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Generation No. 2
2. QUARTERMASTER JOHN2 PERKINS (JOHN1) was born 1614 in England, and died December 14, 1686 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.  He married ELIZABETH Abt. 1635.  She died September 27, 1684 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.
Children of JOHN PERKINS and ELIZABETH are:
i. JOHN PERKINS, b. Abt. 1636, Ipswich, Massachusetts; d. 1659; m. LYDIA Abt. 1658.
Notes for JOHN PERKINS:
"The Family of John Perkins" lists this John's birthdate as 1686, which is an obvious error.
5. ii. ABRAHAM PERKINS, b. 1640, Ipswich, Massachusetts; d. April 27, 1722, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
6. iii. JACOB PERKINS, b. 1646, Ipswich, Massachusetts; d. November 26, 1719, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
7. iv. LUKE PERKINS, b. 1649, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
8. v. ISAAC PERKINS, b. 1650, Ipswich, Massachusetts; d. Abt. 1725.
9. vi. NATHANIEL PERKINS, b. 1652, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
viii. SAMUEL PERKINS, b. 1655, Ipswich, Massachusetts; d. 1700; m. HANNAH WEST, 1677, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
ix. SARAH PERKINS.
3. DEA. THOMAS2 PERKINS (JOHN1), a farmer, was born 1616 in England, and died May 7, 1686, in Topsfield, Massachusetts.  He married PHEBE GOULD Abt. 1640.  She was born 1620 and baptized September 20, 1620, in Hemel Hempsted, England.
Children of THOMAS PERKINS and PHEBE GOULD are:
i. JOHN PERKINS, b. 1641; d. May 19, 1668; m. DEBORAH BROWNING, November 28, 1666, Topsfield, Massachusetts.
ii. PHEBE PERKINS, b. Abt. 1644; m. JOSEPH TOWNE, 1665; d. Aft. 1680.
iii. ZACCHEUS PERKINS, b. Abt. 1647; d. December 1732; m. REBECCA, Abt. 1704.
iv. MARTHA PERKINS, b. Abt. 1651; d. 1728; m. JOHN LAMSON, December 17, 1669.
v. MARY PERKINS, b. Abt. 1651; d. 1728; m. WILLIAM HOWLETT, October 27, 1671, Topsfield, Massachusetts.
vi. ELISHA PERKINS, b. Abt. 1656; m. (1) CATHERINE TOWNE, February 23, 1679/80, Topsfield, Massachusetts; m. (2) ELIZABETH KNIGHT, April 4, 1715, Topsfield, Massachusetts.
vii. JUDITH PERKINS, b. January 28, 1658/59, Topsfield, Massachusetts; d. Bef. 1719, unmarried.
viii. THOMAS PERKINS, b. Abt. 1659; d. 1719; m. SARAH WALLIS, June 1, 1683, Topsfield, Massachusetts.
ix. TIMOTHY PERKINS, b. June 6, 1661, Topsfield, Massachusetts; m. (1) HANNAH; m. (2) ABIGAIL.
4. SGT. JACOB2 PERKINS (JOHN1) was born 1624 in England, and died January 29, 1699/1700 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.  He married (1) ELIZABETH.  She died February 12, 1684/85 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.  He married (2) DAMARIS ROBINSON.  She was born Abt. 1630 and died 1716.
Notes for ELIZABETH:
Year of death is possibly 1665.  She is possibly the daughter of Thomas Lovell.--"The Family of John Perkins of Ipswich, Massachusetts"
Children of JACOB PERKINS and ELIZABETH are:
i. ELIZABETH PERKINS, b. April 1, 1649; m. THOMAS BORMAN, January 1, 1666/67, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
10. ii. SGT. JOHN PERKINS, b. July 3, 1652; d. March 15, 1716/17.
iii. JUDITH PERKINS, b. July 11, 1655; m. NATHANIEL BROWNE, December 16, 1673, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
iv. MARY PERKINS, b. May 14, 1658, Ipswich, Massachusetts; m. THOMAS WELLS, January 10, 1668/69, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
v. JACOB PERKINS, b. August 3, 1662, Ipswich, Massachusetts; m. (1) SARAH TREADWELL; m. (2) ELIZABETH SPARKS, December 27, 1684, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
11. vi. MATTHEW PERKINS, b. June 23, 1665, Ipswich, Massachusetts; d. Abt. 1749, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
vii. HANNAH PERKINS, b. October 11, 1670.
viii. JOSEPH PERKINS, b. June 21, 1674, Ipswich, Massachusetts; m. MARTHA MORGAN, May 22, 1700.
ix. JABEZ PERKINS, b. May 15, 1677; m. (1) HANNAH LATHROP, June 1698; m. (2) CHARITY LEONARD, 1722.

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Generation No. 3
5. ABRAHAM3 PERKINS (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1640 in Ipswich, Massachusetts, and died April 27, 1722, in Ipswich, Massachusetts.  He married HANNAH BEAMSLEY October 16, 1661 in Ipswich, Massachusetts, daughter of WILLIAM BEAMSLEY and HANNAH.  She was born December 1643 in Boston, Massachusetts, and died October 16, 1732 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.
Notes for ABRAHAM PERKINS:
He died after "being run over by a tumbril, broke many bones a Cross his breast"--Ipswich Vital Records.
Children of ABRAHAM PERKINS and HANNAH BEAMSLEY are:
i. HANNAH PERKINS, b. March 7, 1661/62.
ii. ABRAHAM PERKINS, b. August 15, 1665.
iii. JOHN PERKINS, b. February 25, 1666/67.
iv. BEAMSLEY PERKINS, b. April 7, 1673.
v. JOHN PERKINS, b. August 28, 1676.
vi. STEPHEN PERKINS, b. June 16, 1683.
vii. NATHANIEL PERKINS, b. 1689.
viii. MARTHA PERKINS, b. 1669.
ix. ELIZABETH PERKINS, b. 1679.
x. ABRAHAM PERKINS, b. December 22, 1685, Ipswich, Massachusetts; d. February 14, 1717/18, Ipswich, Massachusetts; m. ESTHER PERKINS, January 10, 1707/08, Ipswich, Massachusetts; b. July 17, 1690, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
xi. DOROTHY PERKINS, b. Abt. 1695; m. FRANCIS PEABODY, January 27, 1714/15, Topsfield, Massachusetts.
6. JACOB3 PERKINS (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1646 in Ipswich, Massachusetts, and died November 26, 1719 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.  He married (1) SARAH WAINWRIGHT 1667 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.  She died February 3, 1687/88 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.  He married (2) SARAH KINSMAN Abt. 1688, daughter of ROBERT KINSMAN and MARY.  She was born March 19, 1658/59.
Children of JACOB PERKINS and SARAH WAINWRIGHT are:
i. JOHN PERKINS, b. January 31, 1667/68.
ii. PHILLIP PERKINS, b. January 28, 1668/69.
iii. PHILLIS PERKINS, b. November 28, 1670, Ipswich, Massachusetts; m. THOMAS EMERSON, November 20, 1685, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
iv. FRANCIS PERKINS, b. December 18, 1672.
v. WESTLY PERKINS, b. March 13, 1673/74.
vi. SARAH PERKINS, b. May 18, 1677, Ipswich, Massachusetts, m. JOHN LEIGHTON, December 4, 1714, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
vii. MEHITABLE PERKINS, b. July 12, 1681, Ipswich, Massachusetts; m. JACOB BURNHAM, November 20, 1704, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
viii. MARY PERKINS, b. August 2, 1685, Ipswich, Massachusetts; m. JONATHAN BURNHAM, March 17, 1709/10, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
ix. ELIZABETH PERKINS, b. May 8, 1687.
Children of JACOB PERKINS and SARAH KINSMAN are:
x. JACOB PERKINS, b. January 3, 1689/90, Ipswich, Massachusetts; m. ELIZABETH KINSMAN, March 6, 1713/14, Ipswich, Massachusetts; m. (2) MARY DRESSER, December 6, 1733, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
xi. EUNICE PERKINS, b. March 14, 1690/91.
xii. JOHN PERKINS, b. October 17, 1693, Ipswich, Massachusetts; m. ELIZABETH ENDICOTT, June 1718, Boston, Massachusetts; b. Boxford, Massachusetts.
xiii. ROBERT PERKINS, b. October 21, 1695, Ipswich, Massachusetts; m. ELIZABETH DOUTON, October 25, 1718, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
xiv. WESTLY PERKINS, b. December 3, 1697, Ipswich, Massachusetts; m. ABIGAIL RINDGE, November 27, 1725, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
iv. JOSEPH PERKINS, b. October 9, 1699, Ipswich, Massachusetts; m. ELIZABETH FELLOWS, November 2, 1728, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
xvi. JEREMIAH PERKINS, b. December 1, 1701, Ipswich, Massachusetts; m. JOANNA SMITH, November 7, 1730, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
7. LUKE3 PERKINS (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1649 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.   He married (1) SARAH.  He married (2) ELIZABETH JAQUITH April 26, 1677 in Ipswich, Massachusetts, daughter of HENRY JAQUITH.
Children of LUKE PERKINS and SARAH are:
i. SARAH PERKINS, b. January 22, 1693/94.
ii. JOHN PERKINS, b. May 14, 1693; m. ANNA PERKINS, January 12, 1711/12, Wenham, Massachusetts, b. 1692.
8. ISAAC3 PERKINS (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1650 in Ipswich, Massachusetts, and died Abt. 1725.  He married HANNAH KNIGHT 1669, daughter of ALEXANDER KNIGHT and HANNAH.
Children of ISAAC PERKINS and HANNAH KNIGHT are:
i. JOHN PERKINS, b. July 1, 1670.
ii. ABRAHAM PERKINS, b. September 15, 1671, Ipswich, Massachusetts; m. ABIGAIL DODGE, November 6, 1701, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
iii. HANNAH PERKINS, b. January 31, 1672/73, Ipswich, Massachusetts; m. WOODWARD.
iv. ISAAC PERKINS, b. May 23, 1676, Ipswich, Massachusetts; m. (1) MARY PIKE; m. (2) LYDIA VIFIAN.
v. JACOB PERKINS, b. November 9, 1678, Ipswich, Massachusetts; m. (1) MARY COGSWELL, September 8, 1716, Ipswich, Massachusetts; m. (2) SUSANNA BUTLER, February 10, 1728/29, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
vi. ELIZABETH PERKINS, b. May 29, 1681.
vii. SARAH PERKINS, b. March 28, 1685; m. JOHN MARSHALL, September 8, 1716, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
viii. MARY PERKINS, b. March 27, 1687; m. JACOB PROCTOR, October 29, 1709, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
9. NATHANIEL3 PERKINS (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1652 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.  He married JUDITH in 1684.
Children of  NATHANIEL PERKINS and JUDITH are:
i. NATHANIEL PERKINS, b. March 31, 1685.
ii. JEMIMA PERKINS, b. June 29, 1686.
10. SGT. JOHN3 PERKINS (JACOB2, JOHN1) was born July 3, 1652, and died March 15, 1716/17.  He married (1) MARY FISKE, daughter of CAPT. THOMAS FISKE.   She was born Abt. 1655 and died October 9, 1695.  He married (2) ELIZABETH PRYTHATCH September 18, 1696 in Wenham, Massachusetts.  She died January 2, 1710/11.   He married (3) MARY WHITE April 8, 1711.
Children of JOHN PERKINS and MARY FISKE are:
12. i. THOMAS4 PERKINS, b. Abt. 1689, d. September 1749.
ii. ANNA PERKINS, b. 1692; m. JOHN PERKINS, January 12, 1711/12, Wenham, Massachusetts; b. May 14, 1693.
iii. ESTHER PERKINS, b. September 30, 1695, Wenham, Massachusetts; m. BENJAMIN GILBERT, August 4, 1716, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
iv. REBECCA PERKINS, m. THOMAS HOWE, JR., April 26, 1715, Wenham, Massachusetts; b. Marlborough, Massachusetts.
v. MARY PERKINS, m. ROBERT QUARLES, November 9, 1709, Beverly, Massachusetts.
vi. ELIZABETH PERKINS, m. WILLIAM ROGERS, April 15, 1698.
vii. SARAH PERKINS, m. JOHN EDWARDS, JR., November 23, 1709, Wenham, Massachusetts.
viii. MARTHA PERKINS.
11. MATTHEW3 PERKINS (JACOB2, JOHN1) was born June 23, 1665 in Ipswich, Massachusetts, and died Abt. 1749 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.  He married ESTHER BURNHAM March 23, 1684/85 in Ipswich, Massachusetts, daughter of THOMAS BURNHAM and MARY LAWRENCE.  She was born March 19, 1665/66 in Ipswich, Massachusetts, and died October 6, 1749 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.
Children of MATTHEW PERKINS and ESTHER BURNHAM are:
13. i. MATTHEW4 PERKINS, b. April 14, 1687, Ipswich, Massachusetts; d. May 28, 1737, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
ii. ESTHER PERKINS, b. July 17, 1690, Ipswich, Massachusetts; m. (1) DR. CESAR AUGUSTUS HARBIN; m. (2) ABRAHAM PERKINS, January 10, 1707/08, Ipswich, Massachusetts; b. December 22, 1685, Ipswich, Massachusetts; d. February 14, 1717/18, Ipswich, Massachusetts; m. (3) EDMUND PORTER, April 22, 1721, Ipswich, Massachusetts; b. Boston, Massachusetts.
iii. JOSEPH PERKINS, b. June 15, 1695, Ipswich, Massachusetts; d. Bef. 1738.
iv. MARY PERKINS, b. December 3, 1696, Ipswich, Massachusetts; m. MATTHEW SMITH, JR.
v. ELIZABETH PERKINS, October 27, 1702, Ipswich, Massachusetts; m. STEPHEN GLAZIER, December 24, 1720, Ipswich, Massachusetts.

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Generation No. 4

12. THOMAS4 PERKINS (JOHN3, JACOB2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1689 and died September 1749.  He married (1) HANNAH WOODBURY February 8, 1710/11 in Beverly, Massachusetts, daughter of EBENEZER WOODBURY and HANNAH DODGE.  She was born Abt. 1690 and died October 2, 1717 in Wenham, Massachusetts.  He married (2) ELIZABETH FOWLER February 8, 1729/30 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.
Children of THOMAS PERKINS and HANNAH WOODBURY are:
i. MARY PERKINS, b. June 20, 1712; m. CHARLES ADAMS, October 14, 1733, Wenham, Massachusetts; b. Ipswich, Massachusetts.
ii. HANNAH PERKINS, b. June 3, 1714, Wenham, Massachusetts; d. September 14, 1731, Wenham, Massachusetts.
14. iii. JOHN PERKINS, b. May 23, 1717, Wenham, Massachusetts.
iv. ELIZABETH PERKINS, b. October 23, 1720, baptized February 5, 1720/21, Wenham, Massachusetts; m. THOMAS STEVENS, February 14, 1748/49, Wenham, Massachusetts; b. Amesbury, Massachusetts.
v. THOMAS PERKINS, b. June 24, 1723, Wenham, Massachusetts; d. May 27, 1745, Cape Bretton.
Notes for THOMAS PERKINS:
Thomas was "killed in an attempt to take the Island Battery on Cape Bretton" in the French and Indian War--Wenham Vital Records.
iv. ABIGAIL PERKINS, b. September 14, 1725.
Children of THOMAS PERKINS and ELIZABETH FOWLER are:
vii. HANNAH PERKINS, b. February 20, 1731/32, Wenham, Massachusetts; m. SAMUEL JENNISON, October 30, 1757, Wenham, Massachusetts; b. Sutton, Massachusetts.
viii. JACOB PERKINS, b. February 28, 1732/33, Wenham, Massachusetts; m. SARAH KIMBALL, March 15, 1758, Wenham, Massachusetts; d. May 19, 1760, Sutton, Massachusetts.
ix. MARTHA PERKINS, b. June 26, 1734.
x. JOSEPH PERKINS, b. September 15, 1735, Wenham, Massachusetts; m. EMMA DODGE, May 12, 1761, Wenham, Massachusetts; b. Beverly, Massachusetts.
xi. SARAH PERKINS, b. August 3, 1736.
xii. MERIAM PERKINS, b. April 12, 1739, Wenham, Massachusetts; m. JONATHAN WILKINS, March 10, 1772, Wenham, Massachusetts; b. Amherst, New Hampshire.
xiii. RICHARD PERKINS, b. Abt. 1740, baptized May 4, 1740, Wenham, Massachusetts; d. June 8, 1740, Wenham, Massachusetts.
xiv. ESTHER PERKINS, b. January 1, 1745/46, Wenham, Massachusetts; m. BENJAMIN DODGE, May 30, 1775, Wenham, Massachusetts; b. Amherst, New Hampshire.
13. MATTHEW4 PERKINS (MATTHEW3, JACOB2, JOHN1) was born April 14, 1687 in Ipswich, Massachusetts, and died May 28, 1737 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.  He married (1) MARTHA ROGERS May 14, 1709 in Ipswich, Massachusetts, daughter of JOHN ROGERS.  She was born Abt. 1691 and died September 30, 1720 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.  He married (2) MARY PERKINS January 14, 1720/21 in Ipswich, Massachusetts.
Children of MATTHEW PERKINS and MARTHA ROGERS are:
i. MARTHA PERKINS, b. Abt. 1710; m. BARNABAS DODGE, September 27, 1728, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
ii. JOHN PERKINS, b. Abt. 1712, baptized March 23, 1711/12, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
iii. HANNAH PERKINS, b. Abt. 1713, baptized December 20, 1713, Ipswich, Massachusetts; m. JOSIAH WOODBURY, June 15, 1731, Beverly, Massachusetts, son of JOSIAH WOODBURY and LYDIA HERRICK; b. February 15, 1708/98, Beverly, Massachusetts; d. December 12, 1773, Beverly, Massachusetts.
iv. JONATHAN PERKINS, b. Abt. 1715, baptized September 11, 1715, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
v. SARAH PERKINS, b. Abt. 1716, baptized February 3, 1715/16, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
Children of MATTHEW PERKINS and MARY PERKINS are:
vi. ESTHER PERKINS, b. Abt. 1721, baptized December 24, 1721, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
vii. RUTH PERKINS, b. Abt. 1723, baptized August 31, 1723, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
viii. MATTHEW PERKINS, b. Abt. 1725, baptized May 30, 1725, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
ix. JOHN PERKINS, b. Abt. 1727, baptized November 19, 1727, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
x. BREWER PERKINS, b. Abt. 1730, baptized June 7, 1730, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
xi. STEPHEN PERKINS, b. Abt. 1731, baptized January 23, 1730/31, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
xii. ABRAHAM PERKINS, b. Abt. 1735, baptized April 6, 1735, Ipswich, Massachusetts.
xiii. STEPHEN PERKINS, b. Abt. 1736, baptized December 5, 1736, Ipswich, Massachusetts.

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Generation No. 5

14. JOHN5 PERKINS (THOMAS4, JOHN3, JACOB2, JOHN1) was born May 23, 1717 in Wenham, Massachusetts.   He married (1) ABIGAIL DODGE, December 26, 1751 in Wenham, Massachusetts.  She was born in Beverly, Massachusetts, and died December 29, 1778 in Wenham, Massachusetts.   He married (2) ANNA WHITMARSH July 10, 1779 in Wenham, Massachusetts.
Children of JOHN PERKINS and ABIGAIL DODGE are:
i. JOHN PERKINS, b. July 20, 1753.
ii. ABIGAIL PERKINS, b. Abt. 1755, baptized May 11, 1755, Wenham, Massachusetts.
iii. THOMAS PERKINS, b. Abt. 1757, baptized April 17, 1757, Wenham, Massachusetts.
iv. EDWARD PERKINS, b. June 23, 1759, Wenham, Massachusetts; m. SARAH DODGE, January 15, 1785, Wenham, Massachusetts.
v. NEHEMIAH PERKINS, b. May 12, 1766.
Sources:
1. "The Family of John Perkins of Ipswich, Massachusetts" by George A. Perkins, 1889.
2. Ipswich Vital Records
3. Will of John Perkins, Sr.
4. Salisbury Vital Records
5. Topsfield Vital Records
6. Genealogy of the Dodge Family

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