The Perry-Poole Family Tree - Person Sheet
The Perry-Poole Family Tree - Person Sheet
NameHugh Perry , Sr. 108,106,35
BirthFeb 1765, Ireland
Death10 Jul 1840, Fairfield District, South Carolina
BurialJul 1840, Perry Cemetery, Monticello, Fairfield District, South Carolina
FatherJames Peery (Perry) (~1740-)
Misc. Notes
1840, June, Fairfield Dist., SC, Will of Hugh PERRY, Sr. - ". . . I Hugh PERRY of Fairfield. . . to the four children of my dec'd son, Joseph PERRY, to John Fletcher PERRY, Joseph Holmes PERRY, Elizabeth Frances PERRY and Mary Ann PERRY four hundred dollars to be equally divided. . . executor to lend said money at interest until children reach age of 21. . . and from interest that Mary Ann PERRY is to have $50.00 more than other children of Joseph. . . in the third place my negro Jerry to be sold and the money to be equally divided between my four children, James PERRY, Hugh PERRY, Mary GLADNEY and Jane HODGE. . . in the fourth place to dau. Lettice Eleanor PERRY I bequeath all my land. . .real estate. . . two negroes. . . if Lettice Eleanor marry. . . one hundred acres. . . be sold. . . and 1/3 of the proceeds of the Sale thereof be applyed to the use benefit and support of my daughter Margaret PERRY; the remaining 2/3 to be equally divided among James PERRY, Hugh PERRY, Mary GLADNEY and Jane HODGE. . . during the
continuance of Lettice Eleanor in an unmarried state. . . comfortable. . . support of my dau. Margaret must be taken. . . Executor to act as guardian for Margaret. . . to . . . children of my dec'd son William PERRY I bequeath two dollars and fifty cents. . . appoint my trusty friends Wm. HOLMES and Dan'l B. KIRKLAND extrs. Book 19, page 8. This estate was appraised at the sum of $6,646.

My GGGrandfather was the John Fletcher Perry mentioned in the will and John was the oldest son of Joseph Perry already dead by 1840 (his gravestone showed he lived from Oct. 20, 1800 to Feb. 11, 1836). It looks like the Mary Perry in the cemetery was Hugh Perry's wife since they were about the same age and buried next to each other. Hugh's will doesn't mention his wife who must have died before 1840 - Mary died in 1834. The will was written about one month before Hugh died on July 10, 1840.

The 1830 census for Fairfield county shows Hugh Perry Sr. living with his wife (Mary) and two daughters, one in her twenties and one in her thirties.
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From later census info it appears that Lettice Eleanor was the one in her twenties and Margaret must have been in her thirties and handicapped to the point of needing care. In 1845, Lettice married the Daniel B. Kirkland mentioned in the will after his first wife died. It’s possible that Hugh Sr.'s son Joseph was married to a daughter of the William Holmes mentioned in the will since Joseph's second son was named Joseph Holmes Perry. Also, $6,646 was a large amount of money in 1840, it would be worth about $150,000 today (2005).

Hugh’s grave is in Perry Family Cemetery in Fairfield County, South Carolina next to the grave of his wife. Mary, and near the grave of his son Joseph.

Epitath on the gravestone reads:

In Memory of
Hugh Perry, who died July 10th 1840, aged 75 years and 5 months
“His languished head is at rest, It’s thinking and aching are o’er,
This quiet immovable breast, Is heav’d by affliction no more”
Birthabt 1766, Ireland
Death6 Sep 1834, Fairfield District, South Carolina
BurialSep 1834, Perry Cemetery, Monticello, Fairfield District, South Carolina
Marriageabt 1785, Ireland
ChildrenMargaret (~1785->1850)
 Hugh (~1794->1860)
 Joseph (1800-1836)
 Jane (~1803-)
 William (~1805-<1840)
 Lettice Eleanor (~1808-)
 Mary (~1809-)
 James (~1813-)
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