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Re: FPOC Perkins Randolph, IN
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Thanks for responding. I never thought to look in Ohio. There was an oral history for the family of Burrell Perkins that some of the family went to Illinois from Tennessee but I was unable to find any trace of them in Illinois. I will look at Ohio and see if I can find a copy of this Howe's book. The marriage I was refering was William Cebolt/Seabolt (b. abt 1836 TN) to Martha Davis (daug of Allen Davis) in 1857. They were married by one of the Clemens. The writing that referenced the marriage was difficult to read and I was completely confused about everything but Art got me straight. William Cebolt was the step-son of Burrell Perkins (b. abt 1813 in TN). Burrell Perkins and his family came to Randolph County in the early 1850's. In the 1850 census, the family was in Washington County, IN and in 1840 they were in Claiborne County, TN. In the 1830 census there was a Stephen Perkins listed in Claiborne County, TN. Burrell Perkins' father's name was Stephen according to an oral history. I am trying to find the father of Willaim Cebolt but I need to be able to better trace the Perkins since Burrell was William's father almost since birth.
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