CHAPTER 8

THE PERKIN'S



Joseph Perkins, b.1785 Va., m. Elizabeth b , . .

Christopher Perkins, b. 1809, Ky., m. Rachel, b. 1807, Ky.

Children;

Elizabeth

Carrie

John

Will

Elizabeth Perkins, b. Feb 25, 1832, Ky.,d May 25, 1907, Monroe Co. Ky., m. Lorenzo Dow Sheffield, Jan 14, 1854, Fentree, Tn.

Children;

Jane married a Grimsley

Victoria

William Christopher (Billie)

Elzina Katherine

Stillie

Ella

Elizabeth Katherine Sheffield, b. Feb. 5, 1860, Barren Co., Ky., d. Jan 6, 1936, Monroe Co. Ky., Married ,1873, Samuel Nelson Ford, b. Feb 14, 1847, Washington Co.

Elizabeth Perkins received a pension for herself as widower of Lorenzo Sheffield and for her four children, Polina J. Sheffield, born in Clinton County Ky., April 14, 1855; William Christopher. Sheffield, born in Clinton County, Ky., Sept 25, 1856; Rachel V. Sheffield, born in Barren Co. Ky. April 13, 1859; Eliza C. Sheffield, born in Barren co. Ky., Feb 25, 1861

William Christopher (Billie) Sheffield, b. Sept 19, 1856, d. Feb. 2, 1930, m. Mary Compton Witcher, b. April 26, 1860, d. Feb. 27, 1930.

Children;

Willie

Denton

Meldin

James Ezra

Lizzie

Cecil

Elizabeth

Bessie; m. Allen

Vernie

Denton Sheffield, b.1885, d.1963, m. Mary Fryer, b. 1887, d. 1916

Children;

Amos, b. 1904, d. 1972, m. Mary Powell

Adrain b. 1905, d.1976, m. Lourie Proffitt

Elmer b. 1907 d. m. Florence Strode

Clyde b. 1910 d.1949 m. Hattie Deckord

Carl b.1912 d. m. Ree Redford

Claud b 1914 d.1980 m. Lucy Proffitt

Bonnie

Ree

Robie

Adrain Sheffield, married Lourie Proffitt

Children;

Lorene, m. Elden Brown

Delbert, m. Mary Jean Waldon

Rex m. Delma Emberton

Geneva m. Floyd Speakman

Ruth m. Willis Woods

Carolyn m. Glen Woods

Nadene m.

Elizabeth Perkins was known to have at least one sister, (Carrie) and two brothers, (John, and Will).

Analysis of the 1850 Clinton County Kentucky Census indicate that Christopher Perkins and Rachel were her parents and Joseph Perkins and Elizabeth Perkins were her Grandparents.

1790 North Carolina Census

All kind of PERKINS

1820 Indiana County Census

Perkins,

Benj. Wash. 206

Agustis Dela 021 Flat Rock

Garret Swit. 168 Jefferson

Josse Dela. O21 Flat Rock

Joshua Dela. 021 Flat Rock

Robert B. Dela 021 Flat Rock

Thomas Floy 150 Franklin

ute Dela 030

William Har. 070

1850 Clinton County Ky. Census

Name Age Occupation Born Value

Joseph Perkins 65 Farmer Va 5115

Elizabeth 65 Va

Mary 24

Joseph 22

Delia 15

Christopher Perkins 41 Farmer Ky.

Rachel 43

Elizabeth 17

Joseph 14

Nelson L 12

Matilda A. 11

William .C. 8

Mary J. 6

John E. 5

Robert C. 3

Lewis Perkins 37 Farmer

Sarah 35

William 14

Joseph 13

John A. 2

William Branham 52 Shoemaker Tn

Fancy 46

James 28

Sarah 23

William 20

Elizabeth 17

Martha 15

Emily 12

Fancy 11

The William Branham family was listed next to the Perkins in the census. Christopher Perkins , Elizabeth Perkins father was known to be a shoemaker . The thought is that the Branham family and the Perkins family were connected in some mater.



1870 Monroe County Ky. Census



Name Age Born

Sheffield, Elizabeth 36 Indiana

Paulina Jane 16 Ky

William Christopher 13 Ky

Rachel Victora 12 Ky

Eliza Catherine 10 Ky

Joseph (Stille) 3 Ky

Maggie Ella 1 Ky

State of Kentucky

County of Monroe

On this 28th day of April 1870 personally appeared before me Elizabeth Sheffield widow of Lorenzo D. Sheffield, a resident of Monroe County, Kentucky to me well known to be the person she represents herself to be and states upon her oath that she is the widow of Lorenzo Sheffield , Deceased , who lived in same county and state when he died and that he was a private in Co. B, of the 9th. Reg., Ky. Infantry and was transferred to a Mississippi Brigade and he died about 10th. of Jan., 1864 at New Albany in the State of Indiana. She states that she is the widow of this said Lorenzo D. Sheffield and that she has remained a widow. ever since his death, having never remarried since his death. She states that she is the mother of the four Children hereinafter named and she has never abandoned the support of either of them or permitted any one of them to be adopted by any person or persons and they are the only legitimate, children of herself and her deceased husband now living. Her said husband is the father of said children and their names are Polina J. Sheffield, born 14th. April, 1855, and William C. Sheffield, Born 25th. Sept 1856, Rachel V. Sheffield, born April 15th. 1859, and Elzina C. Sheffield born Feb.2, 1861 and that her said husband left no children by any former wife for the reason he was never married till he and I were married to each other

Elizabeth Sheffield.

John N. Hammer

M. -. Fippin.