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First Generation

can be found on record and is the latest approximation to the date of his decease. Edward Perkins married March 20, 1649, Elizabeth Butcher.

The children of (1) Edward1 and Elizabeth (Butcher) Perkins were:

2 JOHN2, born Aug. 18, 1651.
3 MEHITABLE2, born Sept. 21, 1652.
4 JONATHAN2, born Nov. 12, 1653.
5 DAVID2, born Oct. 3, 1656; died Oct. 27, 1732.



JOHN2 PERKINS, son of (1) Edward1 was born in New Haven August 18, 1651, and died before 1730; no will or settlement of his estate, which he probably had disposed of to his children during his life, is to be found upon record while there is apparent evidence of the latter fact. He was a farmer. December 26, 1681, he sold to John Smith of New Haven the 22 acres on the west side of the town he had received from his father February 26, 1679. March 24, 1701, he conveys by deed of gift to son John 21 acres bounded on land of his brothers David and Jonathan. September 18, 1705, he gave by deed to his son Peter one-third of my father, Edward Perkins, dec'd, estate, in 3rd division; also 2 acres arable land in Sperry's Plain.

September 28, 1710, he bought of David Johnson, blacksmith, a small piece of land bounded in part on Stephen Perkins. February 24, 1715-16, he buys of his neighbor Moses Sperry five feet of land. October 23, 1718, he sells to son Nathan 4 acres in his third pitch. December 8, 1718, he conveys to his cousin (nephew) Seth Perkins (son of his brother Jonathan), weaver, three-fourths of an acre bounded on the town street, Jona Perkins, channel of the creek and heirs of Jas. Chidsey, March 26, 1722, he conveys to son Peter by deed of gift two acres adjoining land of said Peter. April


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