Free Will Baptist Cemetery, Marker #35
Arabella was born about 1847 and died 6 April 1857 at the age of 9. She had two sisters, one of whom, Annie, who also died young, is buried near her and named on the same grave marker. The cause of Arabella’s death is not known. She is the daughter of Jacob and Caroline (Cann) Perry who are also buried in the same lot and and named on the same grave marker.
Arabella is a Mayflower descendant. Through her father she is descended from Mayflower passengers John Alden and Richard Warren.
One of Arabella’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 Arabella’s parents and siblings will be found in the Old Stones Family Group Sheet Index.
Everything we know about Arabella has been taken from her grave marker. Please leave a comment if you have any additional information, particulary her place of birth and death and the cause of her death.