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From: "Dee Thompson" <>
Subject: [NCBLADEN-L] Re: Bladen_County_lookup
Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2000 19:47:58 -0500
This should give your friend a "beginning point" in his research.
>From # 17
Note: I'm reversing the order of these entries for the sake of continuity.
674 THE FAMILY OF JOHN PERRY, SR.
John Perry, Sr. (ca-1755-1811), a veteran of the American Revolution,
married Nancy McShaw Colville (ca. 1765-1810). They lived in the area
around the present day White Plains Presbyterian Church where they reared a
family of eleven children, only four of who are known to the writer:
Jenkins Perry (ca. 1787-1850); John Perry, Jr. (ca. 1790-1870), who married
Edith Watson (ca. 1803-1887); David Perry (1792-1867), who married Mary Jane
McCulloch (1796-1866); and Daniel Perry (1797-1873), who married Margaret J.
Campbell Clark (1807-1899), the daughter of Flora Campbell.
Daniel Perry, the youngest child, lived in the vicinity of White Plains
where he farmed and was involved in the production of naval stores. Their
twelve children were Andrew Hamilton Perry (1829-1896), who married first
Adeline Naomi Meares (1830-1860), second Drusilla King Council (1838-1892),
and third Susan Benson (1854-1928); Margaret Ann Perry (1830-1906), who
married Bethel Mark Meares (1803-1884); Jenkins James Perry (1832-1862);
Daniel Roland Perry (1833-1865); Flora Ann Perry (1835-1916), who married
Joseph Taylor (1835-1900); Nancy Jane Perry ( 1838-unknown), who married
Stephen B. Perry (1832-unknown); Jemima Ann Perry (1839-1922), who married
Daniel James Clark (1832-1898); Luther Strange Perry (1841-1912), who
married Mary Jane Davis (1843-1919); Wiley N. Perry (1842-1865); Lucy Ann
Perry (1845-unknown), who married John James Clark; Martha Jane Perry
(1847-1927), who married George Benson (1846-1948); and Lindsay Miles Perry
(1852-1914), who married Margaret Sellers (1846-1929).
Daniel Perry and his family were among the early members of Mount Horeb
Presbyterian Church, and in 1850 were instrumental in the formation of White
Plains Presbyterian Church. Many of his family are buried in these two
graveyards at the Perry Cemetery near Harold Priest's home.
Four of Daniel Perry's six sons served in the Army of the Confederate
States of America; Jenkin J.[Perry] and Lieutenant Daniel Roland [Perry]
died at Fort Fisher; Wiley N. [Perry] was taken prisoner at Gettysburg,
released at the end of the War and became ill and died near Richmond on his
way home; Luther Strange Perry lived to returned [sic] to Bladen County and
reared a family of six; Andrew Hamilton Perry, the oldest, hired a
replacement; and Lindsay Perry was only nine years old at the beginning of
Andrew Hamilton Perry, like his father Daniel,
farmed and produced naval stores in the area around Rosindale. He and his
first wife, Adeline Naomi Meares, had three children: Gaston Donaldson Perry
(1856-1934), who married Arra Catherine Meares (1863-1937); Clement Meares
Perry (1857-1929); and Andrew Mark Perry (1859-1862).
Andrew Hamilton [Perry] and his second wife, Drusilla King Council
(1828-1892), had Sarah Margaret Perry (1862-1878); Alton Jonathan Perry
(1863-1938), who married Nena Van Orsdell (1866-1934); Drusilla Rolande
Perry (1865-1942), who married Neill M. McEachern (1867-1929); Andrew J. J.
Perry (1867-1943), who married three times; Daniel Robert Perry (1869-1909),
who married Katie Deans Lee (1880-1918); Custis Lee Perry (1870-1953), who
married Minnie M. Barnes; Adeline Emma Perry (1871-unknown), who married
Solomon Jones; Henley Thornwell Perry (1873-1891); and Roxie Plummer Perry
(1876-1969), who married Albert Gillespie McDougald (1872-1952). [note: be
sure to reconcile the dates of this family with the entry from # 108 below.
The dates are off for the birth order of Custis and Adeline, as well as the
sex of Adeline]
Andrew and his third wife, Susan Benson, had no children.
Submitted by Rose G. McDougald, P. O. Box 386, Clarkton, NC 28433. Sources:
Court records, deed records, Bibles, records of Camille McDougald Bryant and
673 ANDREW HAMILTON PERRY [much of the same information as above but with
some additional facts]
My great grandfather, Andrew Hamilton Perry (1829-1896), was born at
White Hall in Bladen County, the son of Daniel
Andrew Perry (1787-1873) and Margaret Jane Campbell Clark (1807-1899), and
the grandson of Revolutionary War soldier, Pvt. John Perry (1755-1810) of
Bladen County and Nancy McShaw Colville, who settled on the Southwest side
of the Cape Fear River on 200 acres of land in 1788 in the area of Whites
John and Nancy reared six children: Jenkins Perry (1787-1850), Nancy
Perry (1789-1830), John Perry, Jr. (1789-1876), David Perry (1792-1867),
Andrew Perry (1797-1873) and step-daughter Margaret Colville (1778-?).
Hamilton's brothers and sisters were Margaret Ann Perry (1830-1906), Jenkins
Perry (1832-1862), Daniel Roland Perry (1833-1865), Flora Ann Perry
Nancy Jane Perry (1838-?), Jemima Ann Perry (1830-1922), Luther Strange
(1841-1912), Wiley Nash Perry (1852-1914).
Three of Andrew's brothers died in the Civil War: Jenkins James, Wiley
Daniel Roland. Daniel was a Lieutenant and was wounded at Colonel Lambs
in the fall of Fort Fisher in 1865.
Andrew married first Adeline Naomi Meares (1830-1860), daughter of
Mark Meares and Elizabeth Ann Council. Their children were Gaston Donelson
(1856-1934), Clement Meares Perry (1857-1929), and Andrew Mark Perry (1859-
Andrew married second Drusilla King Council (1838-1892), the daughter of
Ruffin Council (1814-1881) and Sara Ann King (1819-1898). Sara Ann was the
granddaughter of James Council, a member of the Fourth Provincial Congress
drew up the Halifax Resolves on April 9, 1776, and his wife, Rachel Kitchen.
Andrew and Drusilla's children were Sarah Margaret Perry (1862-1878),
person buried at White Plains Church; Alton Jonathan Perry (1863-1938);
Roland Perry (1865-1942); Andrew Jackson Jones Perry (1867-1943); Daniel
Perry (1869-1909); Custis Lee Perry (1870-1953); Adeline Emma Perry
Henry Thornwell Perry (1873-1891); and Roxie Plummer Perry (1876-1964), the
child baptized at White Plains Church. Alton Jonathan was my grandfather,
Cornelia Hurt Van Orsdell, of Wilmington, NC, the daughter of Cornelius
Orsdell, the second photographer who came to Wilmington, NC in 1862.
Andrew was an officer in White Plains Church for forty years. In 1850
and had a turpentine distillery on 2000-3550 aces. He was a member of the
Representatives as was his so, Gaston D. Perry, in 1874. In 1884 Andrew
Jarvis General Store and farmed in Bladen County. He was appointed post
Jarvis on September 7, 1885, a name changed to Perryville on July 19, 1890,
Southwood on June 27, 1898 and later to Council as it is today. Andrew was
a justice of the peace.
Andrew married third Susan Benson (1854-1928) daughter of Levi Benson
McKeithan. Susan is buried at Carver's Creek Church. Andrew is buried at
Church between his first two wives.
Submitted by Amarette Perry Pierce, 112 Chula Vista Drive, Wilmington, NC
Sources: Family records, Cemetery records, Deeds, Church and Census records.
>From # 108
A. H. W M 40 NC
Drucella W F 31 NC
Gaston D. W M 13 NC [by first
Clement M. W M 12 NC [by first
[Andrew Mark Perry had died by the time of this survey]
Sarah J. W F 8 NC
Alten J. W M 9 NC
Drusilla W F 5 NC
Andrew J. W M 3 NC
Daniel R. W M 1 NC
A. W M 3/12 NC
Henry, I did not include deeds, grants, court papers, inventories, census
records (other than 1870), Bible and family records, cemetery records,
military records, tax records, etc. because I didn't get the impression that
your friend was seeking in-depth
type of information. Maybe this will tweak his interest.
Let me know.
For details on sources used, refer to this link:
----- Original Message -----
From: Henry Powell <>
Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2000 10:48 AM
I am working on ancestry for a friend and have tracked his family back to an
Andrew Perry of Bladen County. His son, Custus Lee Perry, moved to Wilson
sometime between 1880 and 1900 as an agent for the railroad.
I don't which reference to ask you to look in, but I would be grateful if
could find any information on Andrew Perry and his origins.
PO Box 1971
Wilson NC 27894
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