Biography of D. F. Perkins
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Perkins, D. F., Parishville, was born in Lyme, N. H., May 13, 1821. His parents were Leonard and Matilda (Cook) Perkins of Lyme, who had eleven children. Leonard Perkins was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He settled on a farm in Parishville, where he became one of the prosperous farmers of that town. He died in September, 1843. D. F. Perkins was three years of age when he came to Parishville with his parents, and he started in life by working on a farm for $11 a month. He has made his own property, and in 1878 owned 300 acres of land, at which time Mr. Perkins took his son, Edson M., into partnership with him, and they now own nearly 800 acres of land in one piece. They follow general farming and dairying, and for many years have been extensive dealers in stock. They usually winter about eighty or ninety cows and keep about forty much cows. Mr. Perkins married in Parishville, A. Mott, a natIve of Keene, Essex county, born August 13, 1827, and they had four children, of whom one son is living. Their daughter, Fannie, died aged four years. Edaon M. has been twice married. First, on January 24, 1868, he married Emogene S. of this town, by whom he had one child, Fannie, who died aged three years and ten mouths. Mrs. Perkins died June 25, 1877, and he married second, June 20, 1880, Martha A. Long of this town, by whom he has one son, Francis L. Our subject is a Republican in politics.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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