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Perry, George W.

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Perry, George W.
March 16, 2007 12:50PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, Kniffin 2nd ed., 1885
Crittenden Co.

GEORGE W. PERRY, county superintendent of schools, Crittenden County, was
born February 19, 1854, in Sumner County, Tenn., and is a son of George W.
and Eliza D. (Moore) Perry, both parents natives of the same State. Mr.
Perry's grandfather, Thomas Perry, was a native of either Tennessee or
North Carolina. He was a farmer and died in Sumner County, Tenn., in
1864. George W. Perry, Sr., was born in Tennessee, and was a tailor. He
worked at his trade in a number of towns, and died in 1860, aged forty
years. Subject's maternal grandfather was Robert Moore, a native of North
Carolina. He moved to Tennessee many years ago, and later came to
Kentucky, settled in Caldwell County, where he died in 1858 or 1859.
Subject's mother died in 1862. She was the mother of four children: W.T.,
G.W., J.B. and William H. (deceased). Our subject was early in life
bereft of his parents, after whose death he made his home with the family
of J.W. Stegar until his twenty-first year. He attended the common
schools of the county several years, and later entered the Marion Academy
where he remained two years. In 1876 he became a student of the Fredonia
High School, conducted by Prof. J.H. Hughey, under whose instruction he
remained several terms, and afterward attended the Oakland Academy in
Crittenden County one session. After quitting school he engaged in
teaching in Crittenden and Caldwell Counties, which profession he followed
eight years. In October, 1882, he was elected school commissioner of
Crittenden County, and in 1884, on the repeal of the above office, he was
elected county superintendent of schools, which position he now fills.
Mr. Perry is an able and practical educator, and under his management the
schools of Crittenden County have made substantial progress. He was
married January 7, 1885, to Alma S. Mayes, who was born August 17, 1862,
and is a daughter of W. T. and Helen M. Mayes.

Perry Moore Hughey Mayes Stegar
NC Sumner-TN Caldwell-KY

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