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Perkins, William C.

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Perkins, William C.
March 15, 2007 12:08PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed.,
1885, Edmonson County.

WILLIAM C. PERKINS was born October 17, 1840, in Clinton County, Ky. At
the age of sixteen years he removed with his parents to Barren County, and
after spending four years in Monroe County, one year in Iowa and eight
years in Monroe County, in 1873 he located in Rocky Hill Station, Edmonson
County, where he now resides. His father, Christopher Perkins, was born
in Garrard County, Ky., in 1804. When a small boy he removed with his
parents to Clinton County, Ky. He was a farmer and a son of Joseph
Perkns, who was also a native of Garrard County, Ky., born about 1770. He
was a farmer and an extensive stock raiser and dealer, besides which he
engaged in the distilling business, and owned a hotel and mineral springs
near Albany. His father was a soldier in the Revolutionary war and of
English descent. Christopher Perkins married Miss Rachel Wright, daughter
of Ephraim Wright, of Cumberland (now Clinton) County, Ky. From this
union sprang four sons and four daughters, of whom William C. is the fifth
child. William C. married, October 11, 1866, Betty, daughter of Lewis and
Rhoda Peck. To them have been born Bruce, Eugene and Benton. Mr. Perkins
started in life without capital, but by industry and close economy has
acquired for himself a competency. He engaged in various mercantile
pursuits until 1873, when he began the dry goods business at Rocky Hill
Station, where he has since continued. He is the owner of fifty-seven
acres of well-improved land, in good condition, and a home which is
numbered among the best in his county. He is also a senior partner in a
good store well stocked with general merchandise, aggregating in value
about $10,000. He also has a hotel, and has just completed a tobacco
factory, which is one of the largest and most attractive in the State, and
has one of the best store-houses on the Louisville & Nashville Railway.
Mr. Perkins is a Charter member of the Masonic fraternity, and in politics
a Democrat.

Perkins Wright Peck
Clinton-KY Barren-KY Monroe-KY IA Garrard-KY Cumberland-KY

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