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Subject: [MIDATA] Mi-Tuscola-Oakland-Lapeer Co. Bios (Perry)
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2007 19:54:32 -0500

Tuscola-Oakland-Lapeer County MI Archives Biographies.....Perry, William B. 1846 -
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Author: Chapman Bros. (1892)

WILLIAM B. PERRY. The present owner of the fine farm located on section 5,
Vassar Township, Tuscola County, is he whose name appears above. He is a son of
David Perry, who was in turn a son of Abel Perry, a native of the Empire State,
where he lived and died. He was a farmer by calling, but the family are proud of
the record that he left as a brave private in the Revolutionary War. His decease
took place in his native State at the age of about ninety years.

Our subject's father, David Perry, was born in March, 1815, in New York. He
was there reared and married Catherine Budds, a native of England, who came to
this country with an aunt. To Mr. and Mrs. Perry, Sr., were born two daughters
and six sons, and of the sons our subject is the second in order of birth. Mr.
Perry is a farmer by calling, and has followed that as his business the greater
portion of his life. He came to Michigan and settled in Oakland Township,
Oakland County, in 1859, making that his home until 1861, thence removing to
Lapeer County, where he settled in Burnside Township, and from that place came
to Vassar, where he has since resided. His wife died on the 12th of March, 1891,
at the age of seventy-two years. Mr. Perry is a consistent member of the
Presbyterian Church, as is also his wife. He is a Democrat in politics, and has
been Notary Public and also Justice of the Peace. While in Lapeer County he was
also an office holder.

Our subject was born May 21, 1846 in Niagara County, N. Y. He remained at home
until of age, and then began to be self-supporting by doing farm labor by the
month. After three years he went on the road and ran an engine, being thus
employed for three years. Having come to Vassar at the age of sixteen years, he
became engaged in the livery business, but did not continue in it a great while.
He purchased village property which he later sold and located on the farm
whereon he now resides. He has cleared the land and has put upon it valuable
improvements. The place boasts of some excellent buildings and a comfortable and
conveniently-arranged residence. He here devotes himself to general farming. The
success which our subject so worthily enjoys, has been attained by hard labor.

William B. Perry was married in February, 1872, in Burnside, Lapeer County, to
Miss Anna Carpenter, a daughter of Caleb Carpenter, a native of New York. When a
young man he came to Lapeer County, where he settled and engaged in the practice
of his profession, which was that of a physician for a number of years. He then
went to Almont, and built the first frame house there. For a number of years he
held the office of Registrar of Deeds of Lapeer County. He was a skillful
physician and a man of unquestioned ability. He was married in New York to Miss
Sarah Bailey, and from that union was born one child, Harvey, who died in
California. He later married Laura Hubbard, a native of Vermont, and from that
union was born five children, two sons and three daughters. Mrs. Perry's father
died in Almont about 1873. Her mother passed away about 1867. To our subject and
his wife have been born two children, Almon T. and Fred, both of whom are still
at home. Mr. Perry is a Democrat, as he has always been.

Additional Comments:
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Portrait and Biographical Record of Genesee, Lapeer and Tuscola Counties,
Michigan, Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative
Citizens, Together with Biographies of all the Governors of the State, and of
the Presidents of the United States

Chapman Bros.

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