Some Descendants of William Perkins

Seventh Generation

(Continued)


147. Mary Emma Herndon 1 (Archilaus Mitchell Herndon , Ann Reed Perkins , Archelaus Mitchell , John , William , William ) was born 2 on 20 Aug 1848 in Carrollton, Carroll Co., MO. She died 3 on 20 May 1931 in Carrollton, Carroll Co., MO and was buried 4, 5 in Oak Hill Cemetery, Carrollton, Carroll Co., MO.

From a Hale (Mo) newspaper clipping:

Mrs. Emma H. Otey, 83 uears old, died at her home in Carrollton, after an illness of many months duration. Her entire life was spent in and near Carrollton. Mrs. Otey visited in Hale a number of times and has many friends here. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Willis Funeral Home; internment in the Oakhill Cemetary.

Mary married Virginius B. Otey 1, son of John Buford Otey and Angeline Middleton Brown, in 1869. Virginius was born 2 in 1844. He died 3 in 1881. Virginius served in the military Private, Co. A, 27th Virginia Infantry. Carpenters Co. St. L. Art. 1860 - 1866 in Alleghany Co., VA.

As told by Anna Otey to Harold Cleveland Ca. 1953

"During the Civil War, Captain Otey was assigned to Lee's command. When Lee went to Appomatox to surrender, Captain Otey did not go along. He mounted his horse and struck out for Missouri, stating bluntly that he refused to surrender. (To this day none of the Captain's side of the family has ever surrendered.) One night he found himself in the small town of Utica Mo. He went to the inn and arranged for a nights lodging. It was dark and he was tired so he went to bed without striking a light. When he awoke the next morning the first thing that met his eye was a picture of "Mr" Lincoln on the wall. Outraged, Captain Otey hauled out his side arm and blasted the picture off the wall. He then jumped through the window, and without paying his bill to 'those damn Yankees', continued on his way home. To this day, the family apparently still owes a bill to some innkeeper's family in Utica."

Side note: Captain Otey's very proper daughter Anna M. Otey took geat pleasure in telling this story and could see no wrong in her father's actions. After all, the innkeepers WERE Yankees.

ADDENDUM: March of 1996

Consultation of the military records of the period indicate that the above tale, charming though it may be is open to question.

There were a some 80 Oteys who served in the Confederate army. Of that group there is listed but one Virginius B. He was a Private who served with Captain Carpenter's company of Light Artillery aka, The Alleghany Rough Artillery . The only Captain Otey was named James.* According to his pay records, Virginius was wounded July 21st, 1861, at the first battle of Manassas, and again in February,1863 at Lynchburg having been admitted to General Hospital #1 at Richmond, February 11, of that year. He was released from General Hospital #9, Richmond, Virginia, on June 4th 1864.* (As there are no mustering out records, part of the traditional story may have been factual.)

The company muster roll states that he was 21 in 1861, and that he enlisted at Covington, Alleghany County, Virginia, with the Alleghany Light Infantry - which became, the 27th Regiment Virginia Infantry. This unit was transferred to the artillery service during the latter part of 1861. The 27th was also known as the 6th Virginia Infantry.* Regardless of its various designations, the Company was always attached to the "Stonewall Brigade".

Virginius' occupation was listed as "manager" - of what it does not say. Given the era and locale, one might speculate that he was a plantation manager (overseer?)

* See National Archives Microfilm Publications, Microcopy No. 324.
COMPILED SERVICE RECORDS OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS WHO SERVED IN ORGANIZATIONS FROM THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. Roll 270, Capt. Carpenter's Co., Light Artillery, M-Y

They had the following children:

  247 M i Virginius B. Otey Jr. was born WFT Est. 1866-1882. He died WFT Est. 1871-1966.

he probably died as an infant.
  248 F ii Anna Mitchell Otey 1 was born about 1870 in Carroll Co., MO. She died in 1963.

DAR ID Number: 64215

She was a third grade teacher in the Carrollton Public School System for many years. As a member of the DAR it was she who responsible for tracing the Herndon line of the family back through Archelaus Perkins for DAR qualification. Miss Anna, as she was known by most of Carrollton remained to her dying day a staunch Rebel who actively displayed the Rebel flag, called Negroes (whom she respected "in their place") Negras, and referred to President Lincoln as "Mr. Lincoln". Along with her father, "Cap'n Otey" she never surrendered. (ref. V. B. Otey notes)

Her respect for Negroes came naturally as a result of her having played as a child with the children of the slaves on her grandfather's plantation - Herndon Hill, near Carrollton, Missouri.

These further notes from her grand niece Barbara Schweppe Hanes:

"Aunt Annie had a colored woman, Mandy who cooked and cleaned for her and I loved to hear about her life. Don't remember much of her after the war. (WWII) Aunt Annie had only rocking chairs in her living room as she usually had a quilting frame set up there. Her friends in the United Daughters of the Confederacy, War of 1812, Daughters of the Revolution met there. I believe she belonged to every organization in town that a maiden lady could. In the Eastern Star, she knew Mary Jane Truman, the sister of Harry. (Pres.ca'45-46)

She did show a lot of spirit as she got mad at the Baptist Church and became a Christian Scientist. I remember her filling gelatin capsules with garlic to use as a cold remedy. In L.A. today, they advertise such capsules as a cure-all.

She had a little Chevy coupe and she and mother (Vera) and Kay (brother) drove all over Missouri in it.

Aunt Annie visited us in Fort Scott yearly and mother showed her a grand time. Aunt Annie had a great library in her home with oak glass-fronted bookcases. She usually gave me books for gifts and opened the world of reading to me - for which I am grateful.

When I eloped with my high school sweetheart, Aunt Annie sent gifts and was supportive of me until her death.
+ 249 F iii Julia Emmory Otey was born on 15 Dec 1871 and died on 17 Mar 1929.

149. Thomas J. Herndon 1 (William J. Herndon , Ann Reed Perkins , Archelaus Mitchell , John , William , William ) was born 2 about 1844 in MO. He died 3 in 1912.

Thomas married Bettie Bentley 1 in 1876. Bettie was born 2 in 1854. She died 3 in 1891.

They had the following children:

  250 F i Aileen Herndon 1 was born 2 in Carrollton, Carroll Co., MO.

DAR ID Number: 126789
        Aileen married H. B. Denny 1.

154. Cora Herndon 1 (Isaac Otey Herndon , Ann Reed Perkins , Archelaus Mitchell , John , William , William ) was born 2 on 3 Sep 1865 in Carrollton, Carroll Co., MO. She died 3 on 25 Oct 1944 in Carrollton, Carroll Co., MO and was buried 4, 5 in Oak Hill Cemetery, Carrollton, Carroll Co., MO.

DAR ID Number: 63105

Cora married 1 William Rock Painter, son of Samuel Lee Painter and Sallie Ann Rock, on 12 Jan 1888 in Carrollton, Carroll Co., MO. William was born 2 on 27 Aug 1863 in Carrollton, Carroll Co., MO. He died 3 on 1 Jul 1947 in Carrollton, Carroll Co., MO and was buried 4, 5 in Oak Hill Cemetery, Carrollton, Carroll Co., MO.

Lt. Governor, MO. Later state senator.

They had the following children:

+ 251 F i Amanda Herndon Painter was born on 24 Oct 1888 and died on 28 Aug 1969.
+ 252 F ii Sarah Ann Painter was born on 7 Jun 1891.
  253 M iii Herndon William Painter was born 1 on 27 Jul 1902 in Carrollton, Carroll Co., MO. He died 2 on 30 Dec 1919 in Carrollton, Carroll Co., MO and was buried 3, 4 in Oak Hill Cemetery, Carrollton, Carroll Co., MO.

Volunteer in World War I with Naval Aviation force and secured an honarable discharge at his death.
  254 M iv Isaac Herndon Painter was born Private.
  255 F v Sallie Ann Painter was born Private.

155. James Herndon Ely 1 (Martha Herndon , Ann Reed Perkins , Archelaus Mitchell , John , William , William ) was born 2 in 1857.

James married Nannie Langford 1.

They had the following children:

  256 F i Lillian Ely was born 1 in Carrollton, Carroll Co., MO.

DAR ID Number: 64210
        Lillian married Harry C. Brown 1.

157. Henry Wayne Crawley (Louisa Ann Perkins , William H. , Archelaus Mitchell , John , William , William ) was born in 1852.

Henry married Mary.

They had the following children:

  257 F i Rosalie Crawley.

166. Lula Eliza Perkins (Patrick Henry , William H. , Archelaus Mitchell , John , William , William ) was born 1 about 1860.

Lula married George D. Pruit.

They had the following children:

  258 F i Adie Jouett Pruit.

175. Martha Warren Perkins "Mattie" (John Dabney , William H. , Archelaus Mitchell , John , William , William ) was born 1 on 27 Sep 1861 in Michigan Bar, Sacramento Co., CA. She died 2 on 19 Sep 1944 in Davis, Yolo Co., CA.

Mattie married Alfred Edwin Smith on 11 Sep 1884 in Ione, Amador Co., CA. Alfred was born 1 on 25 Dec 1857 in Santa Clara, Santa Clara Co., CA. He died 2 on 20 Aug 1939 in Elkhorn, Yolo Co., CA.

They had the following children:

  259 M i Elbert Perkins Smith was born 1 on 20 Sep 1885 in Ione, Amador Co., CA. He died 2 on 18 Oct 1972 in San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo Co., CA.
  260 M ii Ira Fontaine Smith 1 was born 2 on 2 Oct 1887 in Ione, Amador Co., CA. He died 3 on 23 Dec 1963 in Woodland, Yolo Co., CA.
+ 261 M iii Edwin Fordt Smith was born on 9 Mar 1890 and died on 23 Aug 1973.
  262 F iv Alma Louise Smith was born on 11 Oct 1893 in Ione, Amador Co., CA. She died 1 on 9 Apr 1937 in East Palo Alto, San Mateo Co., CA.

176. Elbert West Perkins 1 (John Dabney , William H. , Archelaus Mitchell , John , William , William ) was born 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 on 1 Oct 1867 in Copper Hill Mine, Amador Co., CA. He died 8 on 16 Oct 1938 in Ione, Amador Co., CA. Elbert was counted in a census on 5 Jun 1900 in Twp. 2, Amador Co., CA.

Elbert married 1 Jessie Elizabeth Muir, daughter of Thomas R. Muir and M., about 1892. Jessie was born 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 on 3 Jul 1872 in Somersville, Contra Costa Co., CA. She died 8, 9, 10 on 27 Jan 1955 in Ione, Amador Co., CA and was buried 11 on 29 Jan 1955 in Ione Cemetery, Amador Co., CA.

They had the following children:

+ 263 M i Col. Erwin Fontaine Perkins was born on 16 Oct 1894 and died on 18 Mar 1975.
+ 264 F ii Marjorie A. Perkins was born in Apr 1897.
+ 265 M iii Waldo Muir Perkins was born on 9 Jul 1902 and died on 3 Jul 1980.

185. Dr. Lewis Olean Home (Mary Lightfoot Perkins , William H. , Archelaus Mitchell , John , William , William ) was born in 1856.

Lewis married Eliza Jane Moore. Eliza was born in 1859.

They had the following children:

  266 F i Frances R. Home was born in Linneus, Linn Co., MO.
        Frances married Guy R. Stowell.
  267 F ii Mary Catherine Home was born in Linneus, Linn Co., MO.
        Mary married Lewis Reed.

198. Ernest Winder Perkins (John Nicholas , Isaac Otey , Archelaus Mitchell , John , William , William ) was born on 23 May 1875 in Fluvanna Co., VA. He died on 24 Nov 1945.

Ernest married Lela Alma Bare on 7 Dec 1905. Lela was born on 19 May 1879. She died on 3 Dec 1970.

They had the following children:

+ 268 M i Ernest William Perkins was born on 29 Jan 1907 and died on 13 May 1995.
  269 F ii Mary Jesse Perkins was born on 6 Nov 1908. She died on 28 Apr 1999.
  270 M iii James Nicholas Perkins was born on 26 Feb 1910. He died on 15 Dec 1945.
+ 271 M iv Cary Jones Perkins was born on 20 Mar 1911.
  272 M v Frank Otey Perkins was born on 30 Mar 1913.

199. Nathaniel James Perkins (Isaac Otey , Isaac Otey , Archelaus Mitchell , John , William , William ) was born on 31 May 1877 in Fluvanna Co., VA. He died on 20 Apr 1962 in Richmond, VA.

Nathaniel married Ethel Vernon Beard on 1 Sep 1904 in Amherst Co., VA. Ethel was born on 25 Sep 1879 in Amherst Co., VA. She died on 19 Jan 1934 in Fluvanna Co., VA.

They had the following children:

+ 273 F i Ethel Goodwin Perkins was born on 4 Apr 1907 and died on 25 Sep 1981.

212. Thomas Gale (Mary Perkins , Jesse , William , John , William , William ) was born on 23 Feb 1857 in Satartia, Yazoo Co., MS. He died on 24 Sep 1934 in Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.

Thomas married Anne Sue Thornton on 14 Jul 1886 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., IL. Anne was born in IL.

They had the following children:

  274 F i Ada Thornton Gale was born on 24 Apr 1887. She died on 30 Jul 1887.
+ 275 M ii Freeland Gale was born on 15 Jul 1888 and died on 28 Mar 1945.
+ 276 F iii Gertrude Gale was born on 21 Jun 1890 and died on 14 Dec 1969.
  277 M iv William Thornton Gale was born on 24 Apr 1892 in Jackson, Hinds Co., MS. He died on 27 Dec 1894 in Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.
  278 M v Douglas Gale was born on 24 Jul 1894 in Jackson, Hinds Co., MS. He died on 24 Nov 1916.
  279 M vi Sidney Moore Gale was born on 24 Mar 1896 in Jackson, Hinds Co., MS. He died in 1896 in Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.
  280 F vii Mary Perkins Gale was born Private.
        Mary married William Graham Cline.

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