According to the MA death record for my GGG grandmother, Louisa PERRY (Glazier), b. 1798 in Brimfield, MA, her mother was Matilda TIFFANY, m. Micah PERRY. I believe that their Perry and Tiffany families had moved from Douglas, MA to S. Brimfield in the late 1700s, based on the excerpt below. I am specifically looking for information on Matilda and her ancestry, in addition to proving the connection between her and this Douglas/Brimfield Tiffany family.
Excerpt from “An address delivered in Wales, October 5, 1862 : being the centennial anniversary of the municipal organization of the town : with additions and extensions upon some matters needful to bring the history of the town down to January 1, 1866 : to which is annexed a "roll of honor," being a catalogue of the names, etc. of soldiers from this town who served in the armies of our governmemt [sic] in the late Civil War.” Springfield Mass.: S. Bowles & Co., printers, 1991, pages 26-7 (found on Ancestry.com). Note: The town of Wales, MA was officially incorporated on August 23, 1775 as South Brimfield, a name it kept until February 20, 1828.
“The TIFFANY families next command attention. James Tiffany, senior, came to this place [South Brimfield at the time] from Douglas in or about 1780, continued here till 1795, then left. James Tiffany, junior, son of the first James, came here with his father, was here married in 1781, to Mary Howe, succeeded Captain Winchester as owner and occupant of the "Royce Place," and also in merchandising or store-keeping upon a small scale thereof, and died here March 25, 1823, aged 62. His sons, Dexter, Lyman, Bela and Loring, all became noted here and elsewhere in the world of business and trade, manufacturing, merchandising, and otherwise.
Bela Tiffany, Esq., son of James, junior, was here in childhood and youth, and till 1808; was then off elsewhere in business till 1825, at which time he returned hither with his family, and here tarried till 1830, when he left again. He died in August, 1851, aged 66-his death being the result of an injury in being thrown from his wagon as he was returning from Palmer to his home in Southbridge. Though he was not faultless more than others, yet, as the originator of the first manufacturing establishment in this town, he is entitled to the honored...”