"When I was a young man and lived at home with my father "one-half mile from the old Perkins farm, it was located on the "road leading to the old tide mill, known then as Brown's mill, "but for thirty years past has been owned by the Perkins family.
"Capt. James Perkins, who now resides and lives probably on "the same spot where the first person by the name of Perkins "settled and which has continued to this day solely by the name "of 'Perkins place.'
"Capt. James Perkins was born in the year 1803, in July. His "brother Jonathan, now living, is 93 years old; his brother Moses "91; his brother Benjamin died when 83; and Abigail, now living, "is 86.
"I was born the same year, November 2, 1803, so you are re-"minded that this day I have lived to see my 78th year of age. "I was, from 1832 to 1854, Town Clerk, 22 years, and while in "office, more than thirty years since, I copied from said Records "of Births, Marriages and Deaths for my own personal con-"venience. Therefore I will give you the names and dates of "some births of the Perkins families.
|Year||Day and Month||Child||Parents' Names|
|1655||12th||2nd||Abigail, daughter||Abraham and Mary|
|1655||24th||2nd||Hannah, daughter||Isaac and Susannah|
|1657||29th||4th||Timothy, son||Abraham and Mary|
|1658||23rd||5th||Mary, daughter||Isaac and Susannah|
|1659||26th||5th||Sarah, daughter||Abraham and Mary|
|1659||9th||10th||Ebenezer, son||Isaac and Susannah|
|1661||9th||2nd||Joseph, son||Isaac and Susannah|
|1661||17th||3rd||Humphrey, son||Abraham and Mary|
|1671||3rd||5th||Mary, daughter||Abraham and Jane|
|1671||1st||3rd||James, son||James and Mary|
|1671||18th||10th||Isaac, son||Jacob and Mary|
|1673||9th||2nd||Mary, daughter||Abraham and Elizabeth|
|1674||24th||Dec.||Jacob, son||Jacob and Mary|