Perry, Annie

Annie Perry

Free Will Baptist Cemetery, Marker #35


Annie was born in Beaver River about 1854 and died there 28 Aug 1871 at the age of 17. While her grave marker says she died 28 Aug 1872, we have taken the date from her death record where she appears as Anna E Parry; however, we have used the name on her grave marker. The cause of Annie’s death is given as “brain fever.” She was the daughter of Jacob and Caroline (Cann) Perry next to whom she is buried and named on the same grave marker, as is her sister Arabella.

Annie is a Mayflower descendant. Through her father she is descended from Mayflower passengers John Alden and Richard Warren.

One of Annie’s ancestors, through both her mother and 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 Annie, her parents and siblings appears in the Old Stones Family Group Sheet Index.

Please leave a comment if you have any additional information about Annie, particularly the discrepancy in the spelling of her surname and the year of her death.

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