Sgt. Jacob Perkins

Sgt. Jacob Perkins

Male 1624 - 1700  (~ 75 years)    Has 22 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Jacob Perkins  [1
    Prefix Sgt. 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Christened 12 Sep 1624  Hillmorton, Warwick, Eng., England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Jan 1700  Ipswich, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I142334  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 16 Aug 2009 

    Father John Perkins,   b. 23 Dec 1583, Newent, Gloucester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1654, Ipswich, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Judith Gater,   c. 19 Mar 1588, Hillmorton, Warwick, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1684, Ipswich, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 95 years) 
    Married 9 Oct 1608  Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 10 siblings 
    Family ID F56228  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Whipple,   b. 1 Nov 1627, Bocking, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1685  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 15 Nov 1648  Ipswich, Essex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Perkins,   b. 1 Apr 1649,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. John Perkins,   b. 3 Jul 1652,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Judith Perkins,   b. 11 Jul 1655,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Mary Perkins,   b. 14 May 1658,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Jacob Perkins,   b. 3 Aug 1662,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +6. Matthew Perkins,   b. 23 Jun 1665, Ipswich, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1738, Ipswich, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     7. Hannah Perkins,   b. 11 Oct 1670,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Joseph Perkins,   b. 21 Jun 1674,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Jabez Perkins,   b. 15 May 1677, Ipswich, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1742, Norwich, New London Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 16 Aug 2009 
    Family ID F56095  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Jacob (John1) was born in England in 1624. He married, first, Elizabeth (???);7 her father's name is not known. The time of their marriage was probably in 1848; she died Feb. 12, 1865, her age being fifty-six years. He afterwards married for a second wife, Damaris Robinson, widow of Nathaniel Robinson, mariner, of Boston. She removed to Boston after the death of Jacob Perkins, and died there, leaving property by will to several children by her first husband. The date of her death was in 1716, and her age at that time was eighty years. At the time of his marriage with the widow Robinson he made a promise to support her during her life; later in life he gave all his property into the possession of his two sons, Jacob and Matthew, on condition that they support both himself and wife during their natural lives. This will appear evident from the following extract from the deed which he gave his sons Matthew and Jacob.

      20 March, 1693.


      I, Sargt. Jacob Perkins, sen.

      "Having grown old & decrepid and not able to manage my farm, I give the other portions of my land to my
      Possibly the daughter of Matthew W??pple.

      two sons, Jacob and Mathew, provided they support me & my now wife, with whom I made an agreement when we were married," etc., etc.

      He mentions in his will the portions he had given each of his sons on their marriage.

      He was the youngest son, and by his father's will was to come into possession of his homestead8 and lands after his mother's death. His lands lay at the eastern part of the town, near the river. He was chosen sergeant of the military company of the town in 1664, and was ever after known as sergeant, or as he wrote it, "Sargent Jacob Perkins, se.," which distinguishes him from two others of the same name.

      He was a farmer, and his name is often seen upon the records in the purchase and sale of farming lands. He appears also to have taken his share of the duties of a
      citizen. We give this facsimile of his autograph as it is found as foreman of a jury of inquest, held upon the body of a girl who was found drowned.

      His house was struck by lightning on a Sunday in 1671, "while many people were gathered there to repeat the sermon, when he and many others were struck down, and had his waistcoat pierced with many small holes, like goose-shot, and was beaten down as if he had been dead for the present."

      Sergeant Jacob Perkins died in Ipswich, Jan. 27, 1699-1700, aged seventy-six years.


      The original house, built by the elder John, was destroyed by fire in August, 1668, through the carelessness of a servant, who knocked the ashes from her pipe upon the thatch of an outbuilding. Another house was erected at or near the same spot, which is standing at this day, though in a miserably decayed condition. The well near by has been, and is still called, "Jacob's well."

  • Sources 
    1. [S116] Ancestors of American Presidents, Gary Boyd Roberts, (1993).


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