=========================================================== SOURCE: Historical sketches of the Baptists of Southeast Missouri (1888) ===========================================================
Rev. J. C. PERKINS, is a native of Shelby County, Kentucky. He was born September 30th, 1831. He came with his parents to this state (Missouri) when about two years old, and settled in St. Francois County, Missouri, where he was brought up. When about twenty-two years of age, he professed faith in Christ, and was baptized into the fellowship of the Colony Baptist Church by the beloved Wm. Polk. By the order of the same church, he was first ordained to the office of deacon; and sometime after to the full work of the Gospel ministry. He has since been a faithful helper among the churches of the good old Bethel Association. He resides on a farm a few miles east of Farmington, and is lived and respected for his zealous, but meek and quiet life. ===========================================================
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