=========================================================== SOURCE: History of southeast Missouri. Embracing an historical account of the counties of Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, Perry, Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Madison, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Dunklin, Scott, Mississippi, Stoddard, Butler, Wayne and Iron. 1888 ===========================================================
REUBEN H. PERKINS was born in North Carolina, in 1849, where his father was also born, coming from there to Missouri in 1858, and locating in the northern part of this county, where he purchased a home for his family, the same upon which he died in 1879. His wife's name was Jemima Cline. They had six children, five living: Julius F. Perkins; William F. Perkins; Reuben H. Perkins; Harriet E. Perkins and John H. Perkins. Reuben H. Perkins married, in 1872, his first wife: Mary E. Whitener, and had one child. His second wife was Miss Catherine Skaggs, whom he married in 1876, and by this union there were five children, four living: Jemima E. Perkins; John T. Perkins, William H. Perkins and Adolphus F. Perkins. He lost his second wife in 1882. He then married Mrs. Nancy J. Conner, by whom he has two children, Sarah L. Perkins and Willoughby C. Perkins. In 1876 he purchased his present home, on Asker Creek, a small farm of ninety-one acres. It is good bottom land, with about thirty-five acres in cultivation. He is a member of the Farmers' Alliance. His wife is a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. ==========================================================
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