Free Will Baptist Cemetery, Marker #36
Reuben was born 24 Nov 1824 and died 21 April 1897, the son of William and Alice “Elsie” (Corning) Perry who are buried in Founders Cemetery. Reuben married 7 Dec 1848 Drusilla Cann who is buried next to him and named on the same marker. They had two children, Susanna C and Harvey Cann Perry. Harvey is buried in the Port Maitland-Beaver River Cemetery (aka Island Cemetery).
Reuben is a Mayflower descendant. Through his father he is descended from Mayflower passengers John Alden and Richard Warren.
One of Reuben’s ancestors, through his mother, 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 Reuben, his children, parents and family will be found in the Old Stones Family Group Sheet Index.
Please leave a comment if you have any additional information about Reuben and his family, particularly the place of his birth and death, where he lived and his occupation. We think this is the man after whom the Reuben Perry Road in Beaver River is named. Are we correct?