Perry, Helen M.

Helen M Perry

Founders Cemetery, Marker #22

(1852-1854)

Helen was born about 21 Oct 1852 and died 24 Feb 1854 at the age of 16 months and 3 days. We do not know the cause of her death. Everything we know about her comes from her grave marker. Her parents, Charles Alfred and Phoebe Elizabeth (Corning) Perry, both died at young ages, Charles at 24 and Phoebe at 22. All three are named on the same marker.

Helen is a Mayflower descendant. Through her father she is descended from Mayflower passengers William Brewster and through her mother descended from passengers: Isaac Allerton, John Billington, John Howland, John Tilley and Richard Warren.

One of Helen’s ancestors, through her father, may have been William Knowlton, whose grave marker in Shelburne is among the earliest for any English settler in Nova Scotia—it simply reads “William Knowlton, 1632”.

More about Helen, and her parents will be found in the Old Stones Family Group Sheet Index.

Please leave a comment if you have any additional information about Helen, particularly about her place of birth and death and the cause of her death. Did she die in Nova Scotia or in Salem, Mass. where her mother died?

Ahnentafel[1] of Helen M Perry

a descendant of William Knowlton and Mayflower passengers:

Mary, Isaac & Mary (Norris) Allerton; Eleanor, Francis and John Billington;

William & Mary Brewster; John Howland; Elizabeth, John & Joan (Hurst) Tilley;

and Richard Warren

(only a guide; sources not given; all information should be verified)

1st Generation

1. Helen M Perry, b abt 21 Oct 1852; d 24 Feb 1854, age 16 months; bur Founders Cemetery, Beaver River, Yarmouth Co N.S.; descendant of William Knowlton and Mayflower passengers: Mary, Isaac & Mary (Norris) Allerton; Eleanor, Francis and John Billington; William & Mary Brewster; John Howland; Elizabeth, John & Joan (Hurst) Tilley; and Richard Warren.

2nd Generation

2. Charles Alfred Perry, b abt 1828 (d age 24); d at sea 11 May 1853 on the schooner “Active” bound from Santo Domingo for New York; bur Founders Cemetery, Beaver River, Yarmouth Co N.S.; descendant of Mayflower passengers William & Mary Brewster; m Dec 1850 Phoebe Elizabeth Corning.

3. Phoebe Elizabeth Corning, b abt 1832 (d age 22); d Salem, Essex Co Mass. 19 Aug 1854; bur Founders Cemetery, Beaver River, Yarmouth Co N.S.; descendant of William Knowlton and Mayflower passengers: Mary, Isaac & Mary (Norris) Allerton; Eleanor, Francis and John Billington; John Howland; Elizabeth, John & Joan (Hurst) Tilley; and Richard Warren.

3rd Generation

4. Rufus Perry, b Yarmouth Township N.S. 4 Mar 1789 (twin); d abt 1834; descendant of Mayflower passengers William & Mary Brewster; m Susanna Porter.

5. Susanna Porter, b Yarmouth Township N.S. 25 Apr 1786.

6. Ebenezer Corning, click on Ebenezer’s name to link to William Ebenezer Corning and then go to #2 to see Ebenezer, his wife Eliza, and their ancestors including William Knowlton; and Mayflower passengers: Mary, Isaac & Mary (Norris) Allerton; Eleanor, Francis and John Billington; John Howland; Elizabeth, John & Joan (Hurst) Tilley; and Richard Warren.

4th Generation

8. Elisha Perry, b Yarmouth Township N.S. abt 1765; d Yarmouth Township 29 Oct 1828; bur Chebogue Cemetery, Yarmouth Co N.S.; descendant of Mayflower passengers William & Mary Brewster; m Yarmouth Township 1 May 1788 Sarah Perry by Rev. Jonathan Scott.

9. Sarah Perry, b abt 1763, of Cape Negro; d 4 Mar 1856; bur Chebogue Cemetery, Yarmouth Co N.S.

10. Dudley Bradstreet Porter, b Lebanon, New London Co Conn. 13 Mar 1753;d Yarmouth Township N.S. 20 Apr 1841; farmer; m Woburn, Middlesex Co Mass. 5 Nov 1780 Sarah Hay.

11. Sarah Hay, b abt 1762; d Yarmouth Township N.S. 1800.

5th Generation

16. Moses Perry, b Sandwich, Barnstable Co Mass. Bay 20 Dec 1714; d Yarmouth Township N.S. 13 Nov 1801; descendant of Mayflower passengers William & Mary Brewster; m Sandwich, Barnstable Co Mass. Bay 10 Nov 1743 Eleanor Ellis by Rev. Benjamin Fessenden.

17. Eleanor Ellis, b Sandwich, Barnstable Co Mass. Bay 6 Jul 1725; d Chebogue, Yarmouth Township N.S. 29 Nov 1771; bur Chebogue Cemetery, Yarmouth Co N.S. 2 Dec 1771.

18. Samuel Perry.

20. Josiah Porter, bapt 2nd Congregational Church, Beverly, Essex Co Mass. Bay 3 Aug 1729; d intestate, Yarmouth Township N.S. bef 8 Aug 1791;clothier & mariner; m Rowley, Essex Co 11 Jan 1749 (old style or new style?) Sarah Bradstreet.

21. Sarah Bradstreet, b Rowley, Essex Co Mass. Bay 11 Jan 1726/27; d Yarmouth Township N.S. bef Aug 1791 (not mentioned in Josiah’s probate).

22. John Hay.

6th Generation

32. Samuel Perry, b 20 Mar 1688/89 in Sandwich, Barnstable Co, Plymouth Colony 20 Mar 1688/89; d aft 1734; descendant of Mayflower passengers William & Mary Brewster; m Bridgewater, Plymouth Co, Mass. Bay 14 Mar 1710 (old style or new style?) Sarah Leonard.

33. Sarah Leonard.

34. Gideon Ellis, m Anne Clark.

40. William Porter, b Salem, Essex Co, Mass. Bay Colony 12 Feb 1688/89; d Woburn, Middlesex Co, Mass. Bay abt 1755; m Beverly, Essex Co 8 Dec 1725 Mary Batchelder.

41. Mary Batchelder, b Salem, Essex Co, Mass. Bay 5 Nov 1701.

42. Jonathan Bradstreet, m Sarah Wheeler.

43. Sarah Wheeler.

7th Generation

64. Ezra Perry, b Sandwich, Plymouth Colony 11 Feb 1652/53; d Sandwich 31 Jan 1729/30; m Rebecca Freeman.

65. Rebecca Freeman, b Sandwich, Plymouth Colony abt 1650; d Sandwich 16 Apr 1738; descendant of Mayflower passengers William & Mar Brewster.

66. Solomon Leonard, m Mary —?—.

67. Mary —?—.

68. Freeman Ellis, m Mercy —?—.

69. Mercy —?—.

80. Israel Porter, bapt Hingham, Plymouth Colony 12 Feb 1642/43 by Rev P Hobart; d Salem, Essex Co, Mass. Bay Nov 1706; m Salem 20 Nov 1672 Elizabeth Hathorne.

81. Elizabeth Hathorne, b Salem, Essex Co, Mass. Bay Colony 22 Jul 1649; bapt Salem 29 Jul 1649.

82. Josiah Batchelder, bapt 1st Church, Beverly, Mass. Bay Colony 6 Mar 1680 (old style or new style?); m Mary Raymond.

83. Mary Raymond.

8th Generation

128. Ezra Perry, b abt 1626; d 16 Oct 1689; m 12 Feb 1651 (old style or new style?) Elizabeth Burge.

129. Elizabeth Burge, b Truro, Cornwall England abt 1629; d 26 Sep 1717.

130. Edmund Freeman, bapt Billinghurst, Sussex England 26 Nov 1620; d Sandwich, Barnstable Co, Mass. Bay bef 5 Jan 1703/4; m Eastham, Plymouth Colony 22 Apr 1646 Rebecca Prence.

131. Rebecca Prence, b Plymouth, Plymouth Colony bef 22 May 1627; d Sandwich, Plymouth Colony bef 18 Jul 1651; descendant of Mayflower passengers William & Mary Brewster.

136. Matthias Ellis, b Sandwich, Plymouth Colony 2 Jun 1657.

160. John Porter, b Dorset England abt 1596; d age 80; d Salem Village (now Danvers), Mass. Bay Colony 6 Sep 1676; m England abt 1634 Mary —?—.

161. Mary —?—, d 1684.

162. William Hathorne, m Ann —?—.

163. Ann —?—.

164. John Batchelder, click on John’s name to link to William Ebenezer Corning and then go to #72 to see John, his wife Mary and John’s ancestors.

9th Generation

258. Thomas Burge, m Dorothy —?—.

259. Dorothy —?—.

260. Edmund Freeman, m Bennett Hodsoll.

261. Bennett Hodsoll.

262. Thomas Prence, b Lechlade, Gloucestershire England abt 1600; d Plymouth, Plymouth Colony 29 Mar 1673; m Plymouth 5 Aug 1624 Patience Brewster.

263. Patience Brewster, b Scrooby, Nottinghamshire England abt 1600; d Plymouth, Plymouth Colony bef 12 Dec 1634 “of pestilent feaver;” dau of Mayflower passengers William & Mary Brewster.

272. John Ellis, b abt 1621; d Sandwich, Plymouth Colony bef 7 Jun 1677; m 1645 Elizabeth Freeman.

273. Elizabeth Freeman, b 1625.

10th Generation

524. Thomas Prence, m Elizabeth Todlerby.

525. Elizabeth Todlerby.

526. William Brewster, click on William’s name to link to Zilpha (Crocker) Raymond and then go to #236 to see William, his wife Mary (both Mayflower passengers).

546. Edmund Freeman. (same as #260)

547. Bennett Hodsoll. (same as #261)



[1] An ahnentafel (ancestor table) is a family tree without a chart. #1 is the source person, #2 is that person’s father, whose father is #4. To follow the father’s direct paternal ancestry double the number each time to #8, 16, 32 etc. The mother of the source person is #3 (the wife is always one number higher than the husband) whose father is #6, whose father is #12, again doubling in the same way as the father’s generations. #7 will be the source person’s her maternal grandmother whose father will be #14, whose father will be #28 and so on. With the exception of the source person, even numbers are male and uneven numbers are female. Uneven numbers usually introduce a new surname into the family tree.

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