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James Perrine


Transcription contributed by Arne H Trelvik 31 May 2003

The History of Warren County Ohio
Part V. Biographical Sketches
Union Township
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)


JAMES PERRINE (deceased). This venerable pioneer was, at the time of his death, among the oldest resident settlers in the county; he was a native of New Jersey, born Sept. 6, 1786; when he was 6 years old, he was taken with the family to Kentucky, where he lived till he was 25. On Aug. 27, 1807, he became the husband of Miss Ann Applegate who was born May 17, 1790. In the spring of 1812, he emigrated to Ohio, and settled in Union township, Warren Co., on a farm, upon which he spent the remainder of his life. Here, in the wilds of a forest wilderness, he began the arduous task of preparing a home for his family. Those only who have braved the dangers, trials, and hardships of a pioneer life can properly appreciate the self sacrificing labors of the early settlers of any country. The following is a record of Mr. Perrine’s family: Mary Ann, born Sept. 9, 1809, died July 19, 1848; Daniel J., born Oct 9, 1811; William H., born Sept. 24, 1813; George W., born Oct. 30, 1816, died Jan 14, 1863; Garrett, born Dec. 12, 1818; Lydia E., born June 3, 1820. Mrs. Perrine died Oct. 1, 1823, aged 33 years 4 months and 13 days. Mary Ann married Thomas Keever; had seven children and twenty-seven grandchildren, of whom one son and five grandchildren are dead. Her son, George Keever, enlisted under Capt. Williams in the three months’ service, in the 12th O. V. I..; re-enlisted in the 35th O. V. I., in company A, Capt. Budd; was Orderly Sergeant of his company. At the battle of Chickamauga, was mortally wounded on the skirmish line early in the first day’s fights, and was buried near the battlefield. Daniel J. married Eliza Murphy; had five children (three dead) and two grandchildren. James N. enlisted in the 69th O. V. I., and served his country faithfully until discharged. William H. married Rebecca Randolph; has eleven children, five dead, and twenty three grandchildren, of whom seven are dead. David S. enlisted in the 79th O. V. I., was mortally wounded at Peach Tree Creek, died at Chattanooga, and was buried in the National Cemetery at that place. David Morris, son-in-law of William H. and Rebecca Perrine, was also a companion with David in the same regiment. George W. married Rhoda Beedle; has had six daughters, one dead, and eight grand children, two dead. Garrett married Margaret Ann Monfort, now dead, by whom he had one child, also dead; his second wife was Amy Ann Covert, by whom he had three children, one grandchild. Garrett enlisted in the 2d Colo. I., serving three years; he was discharged on account of sickness; he resides in McDonough Co., Ill. Lydia E. married Joseph Lamb, deceased; had two children, both dead; her second husband is Richard Loyd, who resides in Mason Co., Ky.; have had eight children (of whom four are dead), and seven grandchildren. For a second companion Mr. Perrine married Elizabeth Davis;

by this marriage he had the following family: Elizabeth Ann, born March 12, 1825; John, born Feb. 15, 1827; James H., born Dec. 29, 1828, died March 20, 1880; Joseph C., born Dec. 10, 1830, died July 3, 1864; Eliza, born Nov. 12, 1832, died Nov. 4, 1835; Robert M., born Oct. 6, 1834; Lyde, born Aug. 9, 1836; Thomas, born Dec. 11, 1838; Henry Clay, born June 10, 1842, died Oct. 28, 1846; Sylvester, born June 10, 1845; Benjamin F., born May 24, 1848. Mrs. Perrine died Jan. 6, 1863, aged 57 years 9 months and 10 days. Elizabeth Ann married George W. Probasco; has three children. Mr. Probasco died in 1865. John served for three years as wagoner in Company A, 35th O. V. I., was captured at Anderson’s Pass, Tenn., by Wheeler’s cavalry, Oct 2, 1863, and taken to McMinnville, where he made his escape by traveling after night by the light of the moon, and on the fifth day after capture, reached the camp of the Union army; his portrait appears elsewhere. James H. married Margaret Ann Luce; has had six children (two now dead), and three grandchildren. Joseph C. enlisted Aug. 20, 1861, in Company A, 35th O. V. I.; died at Chattanooga July 3, 1864, and was buried in the National Cemetery at that place. Robert M. married Jennie Haines Nov. 20, 1872; has three children living and two dead; enlisted in the 2d Ohio Heavy Artillery; resides at Cleveland, Ohio. Benjamin F. married Lillie R. Ramsey Jan 1, 1873; has three children; is a merchant of Valparaiso, Ind. Mr. James Perrine died April 11, 1872, aged 85 years 7 months and 5 days. He was the progenitor of a very numerous family, which, including his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, numbered 148; of these forty-one are now dead. In politics, Mr. Perrine was a stanch Republican, having been, previous to the organization of this party, an Old-Line Whig. During the late war, his sympathies were strongly with the North, and he firmly supported the Administration in the effort to put down the slave-holders’ rebellion. He was represented in the struggle by five of his sons, two of whom laid down their lives for their country. Five grandsons also served in the war, and two of them died in the service. Mr. Perrine was a man of high integrity, very correct and safe in his financial transactions, and was a highly respected citizen of the community. The father of this James Perrine was Daniel Perrine, who was born Oct. 27, 1762, and died in Kentucky, May 16, 1833. His mother Lydia Perrine, was born July 15, 1764, and died Nov. 28, 1848, in her 85th year. The subject of this sketch is said to have shot the last deer killed along Muddy Creek; it was an old buck shot by Mr. Perrine in 1814.

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