ROGER6 PERKINS, son of (88) Ithiel5 [(30) Roger4, (6) John3, (2) John2, (1) Edward1], left a diary and on its flyleaf was written, "This book belongs to Rogger Perkins. I was born April 5, 1769, in Derby, Connecticut. My father was Ithiel Perkins; he was born January 10, 1734, came to Fair Haven in December, 1795."
Roger Perkins married, June 2, 1790, Betsy Candee, daughter of Caleb and Anna (Sperry) Candee. He lived in Oxford, Conn, and afterward removed to Fair Haven, Vt. He died about 1834 in London, Canada.
An entry in his diary reads, "Today (April 5, 1790) I am twenty-one. Father gave me the powder horn which he carried during the war and which he had on when wounded at Bunker Hill. This horn belonged to his grandfather's grandfather, the first of our family in this country, six generations back from me. He was a half brother of domine William Perkins, who was with John Winthrop, Junr., at Ipswich.
"Fair Haven, Vermont, December 7, 1832.
"Rogger Perkins, aged 63 years."
Note--If this diary is correct, then (1) Edward1 Perkins was son of William and Mary (Purchas), born at Thaxstead, Co. Essex, Eng., 18 Jan. 1622. See N. E. Gen. & Hist. Register, Vol. 10, p. 369.
The children of (179) Roger6 and Betsey (Candee) Perkins were: