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Perry Family Photo Album - Section B
Dowdy Perry

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Ivey Dowdy Perry circa 1916
Photo taken by Heather Gilbert

Ivey Dowdy Perry
Sept. 19, 1854 - March 13, 1937

     Ivey Dowdy Perry was born in Currituck County on September 19, 1854 to Josiah D. Perry and his 1st wife, Nancy Sawyer.  Ivey Perry is found in the 1860 Currituck Co. census (North Banks Dist.) as age 4 and in the 1870 Dare Co. census (Nags Head Twp.) as age 15.  He was first married to Cloey Crank on Aug. 23, 1874.  It is not known when Cloey died but Ivey remarried on Sept. 11, 1879 in Gates Co., NC to Sallie Ann Parker, daughter of Nathaniel Gabriel Parker and Mary Ann Powell.  In 1880 Ivey and Sallie were living in Crawford Twp. of Currituck County and had his sister, Rutha (age 11) living with them.  Census records differ on Sallie's age--the 1870 census shows her as age 20; the 1880 census shows her as age 22; the 1900 census as age 53 (born June 1846) and the 1910 census as age 60. However, records of Merritt Sawyer Perry indicate that Sallie was born in Gates Co., NC on June 15, 1847 and died in Raleigh, NC on March 8, 1924, having been in the state mental hospital there.
     Ivey was a steamboat captain on the waters between Norfolk & Suffolk, Va. and on the Chowan and James Rivers.  City directories for Norfolk in 1888, 1889 & 1890 show Ivey as a steamboat captain but by 1899 Ivey and his wife were in Pearson, Kitsap Co., Washington (State) where he was listed as a farmer.  Family lore says he spent some time in the Yukon Gold Rush but no firm documented evidence has been located.
     By 1910 Ivey and Sallie Ann are in Seattle, Washington where he was a retail merchant and owned a cigar store.  The 1910 census indicates that "I.D." Perry was age 54 and had been married for 30 yrs.  His wife, Sallie A., was 60 years of age and had 4 children of which only 2 are living.
     Children from Ivey & Sallie Ann's marriage were:
1) Birtie D. Perry -   b. Aug. 24 1880   d. Sept. 20, 1881
    Buried: Parker-Hinton Cemetery, Gates Co., NC
2) William Ivey Perry
3) Merritt Sawyer Perry
4) Logan H. Perry -
Born: Nov. 19, 1887 Norfolk, VA
Died: July 9, 1888 Norfolk, VA
Buried Magnolia Cemetery in Norfolk, Va.

     Information on Logan's interment card was taken from a survey of the lot and does not include a cause of death or a complete middle name.  His middle name was possibly Hurst after Sallie's youngest brother who accompanied them on their trip west.  Logan is not listed on the Norfolk City or County death registers for 1888, although a majority of babies who died in July died from cholera.  A Berkley news column in the  Norfolk Virginian newspaper had only the briefest notice on Tuesday, July 10, 1888 which stated "Captain and Mrs. I.D. Perry lost their infant child by death yesterday morning."


Sallie, William Ivey & Merritt S. Perry - late 1880's

William Ivey Perry & Ivey Dowdy Perry at 400 Union St., Seattle, Washington

Ivey Dowdy Perry & Sallie Ann (Parker) Perry

Photos and information kindly submitted by Rex Perry.  No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. Images are for personal use only, not for redistribution.  However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research.




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