Category Archives: Illinois

James Samuel Perry–three families

One of the biggest recent shockers in my family history┬áhas been about my great-great-great grandfather, James Samuel Perry. For the longest time, my dad and I were trying to find out about James Samuel Perry. We knew that he married … Continue reading

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Charles Perry, railroad man

Charles James Perry was the first-born child of James Perry and Lydia Smith. He was born in Savannah, Illinois in 1853 and grew up in Minnesota. Sometime in the 1870s he moved to St. Paul Minnesota and started working for … Continue reading

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James Perry

The mystery of James Perry is close to being solved. Thanks to people on Ancestry.com who have been willing to answer questions, we have found what happened to James. It appears as though he left his family in Winnebago MN … Continue reading

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Charles Perry in St Paul MN

In the process of doing genealogy when I moved back to Minnesota I discovered that some of my Dad’s family remained in Minnesota from the 1850s to the 1980s. My Dad’s dad, while born in Minnesota, grew up in eastern … Continue reading

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Elwin Perry

James Perry moved from Vermont to Illinois and then Minnesota. He married Lydia Smith in Rockford IL, where their son Charles J. was born. They then moved to┬áMinnesota, living at various times in Traverse de Sioux, Ottawa, Arlington, Sterling Center … Continue reading

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Thomas Bescoby Tyrrell

Thomas B Tyrrell/Tirrell came to the US from Lincolnshire, England. He was born in 1854 and came to the US in approximately 1868. His family, including father Philip Tirrell and brother Phillip, lived in Illinois when they came to the … Continue reading

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James Samuel Perry

James Samuel Perry, aka James S. and Samuel, is as far back as we can trace the Perrys. He is my great-great-great grandfather. According to the family bible, James was born in Middletown Springs, Vermont in 1819. He married Lydia … Continue reading

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