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ELIJAH B. PERRY PLANTATION

 Franklin County, North Carolina

 

PLANTATION NAME: ELIJAH B. PERRY PLANTATION
ASSOCIATED LINK(s): Cousin to owner of CASCINE PLANTATION
OWNER: Elijah B. Perry (1789-1846)
BUILT:  
ASSOCIATED SURNAMES: Perry, Boddie, Williams
HISTORY:

 Elijah Boddie Perry  (1789-1846) was the son of Joshua Perry (ca 1747-1807) and Mary Boddie (1771-1838; dau/of Nathan Boddie & Chloe Crudup). Joshua Perry was a soldier in the Revolutionary War who left a sizable estate in Franklin County in a will dated 1807, and shows returned to June Court 1811. Elijah had a very large plantation which apparently included several houses as indicated in his Will. Elijah was married in 1818 Warren Co. to Lucy Barker Williams (1798-1864; dau/of Henry Gustin Williams & Lucy Tunstall). His father, Joshua Perry, was the son of Joshua Perry (ca 1733-1792 Warren Co., NC) who was one of the original 7 Perry Brothers.

The 7 Original Perry Brothers were:
William Perry (ca 1717-aft 1807) Franklin Co.
John Perry (ca 1720-1796) Franklin Co.
Francis Perry (ca 1723-1813) Wake Co.
Nathaniel Perry (ca 1726-1790) Franklin Co.
Jeremiah Perry (1731-1777) Bute Co.
Joshua Perry (ca 1733-1792) Warren Co.
Burwell Perry (ca 1735-1803) Franklin Co.

 

SLAVE POPULATION: Elijah B. Perry had 93 Slaves in the 1840 Slave Schedule.

In the Will of ELIJAH B. PERRY, dtd Oct. 1843 & Dec. 1844; Franklin Co. Will Book M, Pages 75-76
Slaves given to wife, LUCY B. PERRY:

LEWIS & PHILLIS
DAVY
ELLEN
LESTER
MOSES & DIANAH his wife
EMILY
WILLIAM son of VINEY
SUCK (or LUCK?)
ANNIKY
ISHAM
AMY

 
To son JOSHUA PERRY:
SANDERS
FANNY
ZILPHY
NEPTUNE
ORANGE
NORPHLET son of ISHAM
MURREAR
NED
TILLER
SANDERS JR.
BARBARA
AMY
CHINY
WILLIAM
CAROLINE
PETER
CHAMP
JACOB
SALLY
PHIL
ISHAM
THOMAS
YORK

 
To daughter LUCY P. WILLIAMS:
WASHINGTON
NANCY
WILLIAM
NUTTY
HASTY
SAM
JIM
ABBY
CARY
PAT
PETER
SAM INGRAM
LUCY
 
To daughter MARY B. PERRY:
LEW & his wife EMILY
MARGARET
JOE INGRAM
GUY, ISHAM son
DINAH JR.
LONDON
RHODA
PLEASANT
NED
FLORA
DOLLY
ALFRED JIM
OLD JOE's children LESY, SYLVIA, EASTER, SOOKY
 
To son SAMUEL PERRY:
ABRAM
CHINA
TOM
HARDIE
LYDIA
DICK INGRAM
HARRY
SUSAN daughter of FAN
FANNY & SANDERS her son
ALLEN
VINEY
JUDE her two children EASTER & EDMOND
ROSE daughter of WINNY
BETSEY
ISAAC JR.
SUSAN

 
To son GREEN PERRY:
LEWIS
INGRAM
JOHN
CLARA
KIT & child DANIEL
JERRY
JOHN JR.
LEVI
JOE & MARIA his wife
DARBY
ROSA, daughter of MARIA
ADAM
MATHEW
LYDIA
WARREN
MARY
ISHAM JR.
VAN
 

Book M, Page 85-

An Inventory of the Personal Property of Elijah B. Perry, deceased which came into the hands of his Executor Jan. 9th 1846.
(List of Slaves)
No. of Servants given to MRS. LUCY B. PERRY:
LEWIS & PHILLIS, DAVY, ELLEN, JESSE & AMY, ISHAM, AMY, MOSES, DIANAH, EMILY, MATILDA, WILLIAM, LESTER, LUCK, ANNAKY

No. of Slaves given to JOSHUA PERRY in the lifetime of deceased and companied by the will:
PETER & CHAMPION, JACOB, SALLY, SANDERS & FANNY, SANDERS, BARBARA, AMY, MARY, ZYLPHA, NEPTUNE, ORANGE, MENERVA, NED, TILLER, LUCY & CHINA, WILLIAM, CAROLINE, PENNY & WASHINGTON. ISHAM, YORK, PHILIP, NORPHLET

No. of MRS. LUCY P. CLANTON's servants given to her in the lifetime of the dec'd & companied by the will:
WASHINGTON & NANCY, WILLIAM, NUTTY, HASTY, SAM, JAMES, ABBY, BARBARA, LUCY, ABBE's CARY, SAM, HAPPY, PATSY & PETER. (15)

No. of Servants given to SAMUEL PERRY:
ALLEN & FANNY, SUCKEY, BENJAMIN, HENRY, HARDY, THOMAS, DICK, JUDY, EASTER, EDMOND, JERRY, VINY, BETSEY, ABRAM, CHINA, ISAAC, LYDIA. (18)

No. of MARY B. PERRY Servants:
LEW & EMILY, MARGARET, JOSEPH, DINAH, POLLY, JIM, ALFRED, GUY, NED, RHODY, PLEASANT, LUCY, SEALY(?), JERRY, SUSAN, DOLLY, ESTER, LONDON. (19)

No. of GREEN PERRY's Servants:
JOHN & CLARY, KATE, JOHN LECY, CHARLES, JERRY, VAN, ISHAM, MARY, MARIAH, JOE, DARCY, ROSE, ABBE, GID, ADAM, MATHEW, LEWIS, LEVI, LYDIA. (20)

No. of Servants left subject to payments of debts:
MARTHA & REBECCA, ROSE, JOE, ABSOLEM, PRISCILLA, ELIJAH, MOURNING, PRUMMER, WILLIE, TILLER, CHERRY, VIOLET, HARRIET, MIRANDA, LUKE, TROMPER. (17)

 

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Slaves from the Will of JOSHUA PERRY, 1807 (Father of Elijah B. Perry)
Franklin County, Will Book C, Pages 216-217:
 

To Wife MARY (BODDIE):
SARAH
AGGA
DOLLEY
MATTHEW

To son ELIJAH B. PERRY:
LANDON
ADAM
PHILLIS

To son SAMUEL PERRY:
VENUS
JACK
NED
SIMON
SAUL

To son GREEN PERRY:
SUSANNA
CHAMPION
TOM

To daughter TEMPERANCE PERRY:
NELLY
PHEBY
MINER

To daughter NANCY PERRY:
WINEFRED
RHODAY
HARDY

To son BENJAMIN PERRY:
ISAAC
JUDAH
LYDIA
 

From the Estate of JOSHUA PERRY, d. 1807, Slaves were divided up between his children after they were all of full age.  Following Slaves allotted to ELIJAH B. PERRY, in July 1818:

GUY
TOM
PETER
CHARLOTTE
CHANEY
ADAM
PHILLIS
RAINEY
FANCY
CLARY
MARY
ALLEN
AMEY
OLD BOB
LONDON

 

To TEMPERANCE PERRY and husband WILLIAM HINTON, on December 1817:

SMITH TOM
JIN
MINOR
DOLL
SILVY
NELLEY and her child ISAAC
FIBBY
RAINEY

 

To SAMUEL PERRY, in July 1818:
VENUS
TILDY
JACK
NED
SIMON
SAUL
MILLEY
SALL
BEN
ALSTON
SOLOMON

 

To GREEN PERRY, in October 1819:
JOE
CHAMPION
PETER
TOM
PLEASANT
DORCAS
SUCK
FEROBY
CHERRY
JACK
AMY
RODA
SUE
MARTHA
SAL
VINA
ESTHER

(See Estate of Joshua Perry, 1807 for full details & transcriptions)

 

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Slaves from JOSHUA PERRY (ca 1733-1792) one of the original 7 PERRY BROTHERS. He was father of Joshua Perry, d. 1807, and the grandfather of Elijah B. Perry.
Will of JOSHUA PERRY, Warren Co, NC-1792
Will Book 6, Page 225

To son JOSHUA PERRY:
GEORGE

To son JEREMIAH PERRY:
HARRY
ADAM
HANNAH

To daughter LIZZIE PERRY:
LEWIS
JUDAH
BIG JINNY
LITTLE JINNY
GRANVILLE

To daughter PRISCILLA PERRY:
BOB
PAT
SARAH
RHODA
SAM

To daughter REBECCA PERRY:
WILL
NELLY
MILLY
LITTLE PAT
LITTLE HARRY
LUCY

 

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Slaves from the Estate of GREEN PERRY (son of Elijah B. Perry), Inventory reported June 1852:
1.  JOHN
2.  ADAM
3.  JERRY
4.  DARBY
5.  WARREN
6.  JOE
7.  LEVY
8.  VAN
9.  MATTHEW
10. GID
11. WILLIE
12. GREEN
13. JOHN
14. CLARY
15. MARIAH
16. POLLY
17. CATE
18. ABBY
19. LEASY
20. DINAH
21. CHARLES

 
RESEARCH NOTES:

MISCELLANEOUS: Will  & Inventory of Elijah B. Perry-1843; Will & Estate of Joshua Perry-1807; Will of Joshua Perry, 1792, Warren Co. Wills, WB 6, P.225; Will of Green Perry-1848; The Seven Perry Brothers of Old Granville Co, NC; North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, PERRY FAMILY, starting Pg. 144, Ancestry.com

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