A research project to take existing knowledge of my ancestors and add to it, as well as posting it on the net where others linked to my family tree will also have access to it if needed.
A copy of my family tree as I know it now will be included
as well as pictures at a later date and other info as it becomes
On Oct. 1, 1696, one John Perry (note spelling), from Chester County, Pa., and two partners, all apparently claiming to be from the Tipperary, Ireland area, purchased 50,000 acres of land near Alloway, New Jersey. One of the partners had been in the colonies since 1672 so it can be presumed the others had been here for some time too.
John Perry had four sons: John Peery,(note spelling) and
his wife Mary; William; Samuel; and Thomas. Son John was born
in Loch Knofty, Tipperary, Ireland in 1640 and died in Alloway,
N.J. in 1703.
It is not known when the older John Perry died.
William stayed in the Alloway area and his descendants settled in Delaware.
Nothing is known by this author of Samuel's descendants.
Thomas and his descendants settled in Maryland.
John and Mary's descendants are unknown to this author
accept for one, William, born in 1692 in Chester County, Pa.,
then living for awhile in Alloway, N.J.
His activities are then unknown until about 1715 when his
first son Thomas, was born in Augusta County, Va.
No wife information is known for William.
William stayed in the area and between 1715 and 1723 he had
five sons, Thomas, John, George, James, and Joseph.
Joseph moved to Botetourt County, Va., while the other four
stayed in Augusta county, near what is now Staunton, Va., and
their descendants migrated to Tazewell County, Va., and by the
1830's began migrating to Missouri.
This migration lasted until the 1850's, when Peerys began
migrating again to parts westward such as Utah, California,
Nebraska, and Oregon.
Today, there are Peerys in almost every state in the union.