Timothy Perkins
  b: 2/Dec/1814 - Knox Co., KY
  d: 6/Jul/1865 - Bureau Co., IL

Father: Timothy Perkins
Mother: Mary Ann Sturgeon/Sturgell/Sturgill?

Spouse-1: Cynthia Perkins
 m: 17/Oct/1835 - Putnam Co., IL

Child: Martin V. - b: 4/Aug/1837 - IL
                            d: 4/Oct/1913 - Fremont Co., CO - bur: Union Highland Cem.
                           m: Eliza J. Blackburn - ~1860

Spouse-2: Cassandra (Cassie) Long - b: 12/Jun/1829 - Monroe Co., OH
  d: 19/Mar/1914 - Bureau Co., IL - bur: Walnut Cem.
 m: 13/Jun/1850 - Bureau Co., IL

Child-1: William Alvin - b: May/1851 - IL
                                     d: 27/Oct/1926 - Ogle Co., IL
                                    m: Alice A. Montgomery - 20/Jun/1872 - Bureau Co., IL
          2: Mary A. - b: 12/Jun/1854 - IL
                              d: 20/Feb/1916 - Henry Co., IL - bur: Wethersfield Cem.
                             m: Thaddeus H. Woodruff - 29/Nov/1874 - Stark Co., IL
          3: Jesse - b: 1855 - IL
                         d: 5/Dec/1873 - Senachwine Twp., Putnam Co., IL
          4: John Wallace - b: Feb/1856 - IL
                                     d: 7/Nov/1922 - Kewanee, Henry Co., IL - bur: Pleasant View Cem.
                                     m: Barbara Ellen Gingerich - 1890/1891
          5 Nancy J. - b: 1/Oct/1858
                              d: 8/Aug/1859 - bur: Perkins Cem., Bureau Co., IL
          6: Elizabeth (Lizzie) - b: Jan/1861 - IL
                                          m: Lewis Knight - ~1881
          7: Thomas: b/d: 1864 - bur: Perkins Cem., Bureau Co., IL
          8: Susan E. - b: 23/Jul/1865 - Bureau Co. IL
                              d: 17/Jun/1892 - Stark Co., IL - bur: Snareville Cem.
                             m:  George W. Moffitt

Biographical Details:

Clearly, Timothy Perkins was the namesake of his father, great-grandfather, great-uncle, as well as others in the extended Perkins family.  Little specific is known of his life, however, he was the second surviving son of Timothy and Mary Ann Perkins and was born on December 2, 1814, probably in Knox County, Kentucky.  This chronology implies that he would likely have been twelve or thirteen years old when the family left Kentucky and settled in north central Illinois.  According to archived Illinois marriage records, Timothy Perkins was married in Putnam County to Cynthia Perkins on October 17, 1835, by John H. Bryant.  It is possible that they were related, but her parents have not been identified and such a proposition remains merely hyoithetical.  No listing for the household has been found in the 1840 census.  Moreover, it seems that Cynthia Perkins died prior to 1850, since in the corresponding Putnam County population schedule Timothy Perkins "junr." was included within the household of his older brother, Solomon.  Furthermore, Martin B. Perkins, fourteen years of age, also appeared on the succeeding line of the population schedule and can with reasonable confidence be presumed to be Timothy's son.  (In later life it appears that he moved with his wife and family to Adams County, Nebraska, and then to Fremont County, Colorado, where he died in 1913.)  Moreover, Illinois marrige records further reveal that Timothy Perkins married Cassandra (Cassie) Long in Bureau County, Illinois, on June 13, 1850.  She was more than fourteen years younger than her husband and subsequent census records indicate that they were resident with four minor children in Senatchwine Township of Putnam County in 1860.  However, it has been reported that Timothy died in Bureau County on July 6, 1865.  This assertion is further supported by the 1870 population schedule for Bureau County, which clearly indicated that "Casy", i.e., Cassie, Perkins was then resident in the household of Charles "Dum" (probably Dunn).  Also, living with the family were Sarah Long, seventy-seven years of age, and Susan Perkins, age four.  It seems probable that the elderly woman was a close relative of Cassie Long Perkins (possibly, her "old maid" aunt Sarah, sister of her father) and almost certainly that Susan was her daughter.  Census records indicate that several other of Cassie's children were living nearby with relatives and neighbors.

Apparently, Cassie Long Perkins spent the remainder of her life resident either in or in the close vicinity of Bureau County where she died in 1914.  Moreover, according to her obituary, Timothy and Cassie Perkins had eight children, four of whom remained alive at the time of her death, viz., William, John, Mary, and Elizabeth.1  Their son, Jesse, had died at the age of eighteen in 1873 and daughter, Susan, died as a young married woman in 1892.2  Two additonal children, viz., Nancy and Thomas, that died as infants are also attributed to Timothy and Cassie Perkins.  Of these, Nancy appears to be buried in Perkins Cemetery and her tombstone states that she died August 8, 1859 at the age of nineteen months and eight days.  This implied chronology indicates that she was born in January or February of 1858, whixh closely coicides with the putative birthdate of her brother, John, which he indicated as Feb of 1858 in the census of 1900.  Clearly, this would imply that John and Nancy must have been twins; however, there is no support for this from any known source.  Alternatively, John's tombstane states that he was born in 1856, which would seem more plausible..  Thomas Perkins is believed to have been born about 1864 and survived only a few days..

Source Notes and Citations:
1. "PASSING AWAY OF MRS. T. PERKINS   Cassie Long was born in the state of Ohio June 12, 1829.  She came to the state of Illinois with her parents when but six years old and settled in Bureau county, where she grew to womanhood.
       She was married to Timothy Perkins June 13, 1850.  To this union eight children were born, four daughters and four sons.  The husband and four children preceded her to the better world several years ago.  Those who are living are William A. of Normandy, John W. of Kewanee, Mrs. T. H. Woodruff of Kewanee and Mrs. Lizzie Knight of Seattle, Washington.
       She leaves sixteen grand-children, eighteen great-grand-children, one brother and other relatives to mourn.
       In 1860 she united with the Christian church in Putnam and remained a faithful member until about thirty years ago when she united with the Baptist church at Bradford, Ill., remaining a firm believer until the time of her death, which occurred March 19, 1914, at the home of her son William A. Perkins.
       The funeral was held at the home on Saturday, March 21, and was conducted by Pastor N. T. Hafer of the Walnut Baptist church.  Burial was at Walnut cemetery."  (obituary: Walnut Leader; Walnut, IL, Fri., Mar. 27, 1914.)
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2. "Died at Snachwine, Dec. 5, of consumption, Jesse Perkins, aged 18 years.  It is remarkable and sad to call to mind the fact that this vicinity has been sorrow stricken by a funeral  every Sunday for the past four Sundays.  Jesse Perkins of this place died on the 5th inst., with consumption, age 18.  The funeral sermon was preached by Elder Wherry in the Christian church on Sunday last.  His remains were taken to the Long settlement for interment."  (obituary: Henry News Republic; Henry, IL, Thur., Dec. 11, 1873.)
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Additional Citations:

3. 1850 US Census Population Schedule for Putnam County, Illinois, National Archives, Washington DC:  pg. 372B, (microfilm roll - M432_125; img. 243).

4. 1860 US Census Population Schedule for Putnam County, Illinois, National Archives, Washington DC:  pgs. 450-1, (microfilm: roll M653_221; imgs. 9-10).

5. 1870 US Census Population Schedule for Bureau County, Illinois, National Archives, Washington DC:  pg. 551A, (microfilm: roll M593_190; img. 788).

6. 1880 US Census Population Schedule for Bureau County, Illinois, National Archives, Washington DC:  pg. 197B, (microfilm: roll T9_177; img. 396).

7. 1900 US Census Population Schedule for Henry County, Illinois, National Archives, Washington DC:  pg. 169B, (microfilm: roll T623_306; img. 305).

8. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Illinois State Archives & Illinois Genealogical Society, Springfield, IL, 2014.  ("Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900", www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/marriage.html)

9. Anonymous,"Marriage Records", unpublished. (Putnam County ILGenWeb Archives, 2015.)


10. Anonymous, Biographical Record of Bureau, Marshall, and Putnam Counties, Illinois, The S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., Chicago, IL, 1896: pg. 534.

11. Union Highland Cemetery, Fremont County, Colorado (www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=57592&CScn=Union+Highland&CScntry=4&CSst=7&, continuously updated).

12. Pleasant View Cemetery, Henry County, Illinois (www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=107518&CScn=Pleasant&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=726&, continuously updated).

13. Perkins Cemetery, Bureau County, Illinois (www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2354189&CScn=Perkins&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=695&, continuously updated).

14. Snareville Cemetery, Stark County, Illinois (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=108303&CScn=Snareville&CScntry=4&CSst=16&, continuously updated).

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