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The Perrys of Rhode Island, and Tales of Silver Creek, Vol. 1

Excerpt from The Perrys of Rhode Island, and Tales of Silver Creek, Vol. 1: The Bosworth-Bourn-Perry Homestead, Revised and Enlarged From a Lecture Before the Ondawa Chapter of the D. A. R. And Their Guests of the S. A. R., At the Public Library, Cambridge, N. Y., April 13, 1909 To this peace-loving Quaker, friends and neighbors were accustomed to refer their disputes. They seldom questioned his decisions. This good old man, Judge Freeman Perry, now lay in a corner chamber, overlooking his one-storied Office. In this same room where he lay dying he had been born eighty years before. Probably in this room he witnessed and watched the death Of his father, Benjamin Perry, who built the house where he fled to Roger Williams' refuge for the persecuted. His older brother, Samuel Perry, had fled hither from Sandwich, Mass, a few years before and had built his house on the adjoining farm. From another home in the neighborhood, that of Oliver Hazard, Judge Perry had taken to wife Mercy Hazard. For their sons and daughters when grown and married, it would appear from Old deeds, Judge Perry had built homes on the broad acres of this ancestral farm. Judge Perry's house, enclosed by a stone wall and a zigzag Virginia rail fence with arched gateway, was called The Perry Manor House, SO designated in the Judge's will and so named, not because of large dimensions or stately halls, but because it was the father's house - the family homestead. Even after the Judge's children had scattered and had made homes for themselves, they loved to return and have their children born in the Old homestead. Hither the Judge's son George Hazard brought his wife, probably from Whitestone, Oneida co., N. Y., to give birth to his oldest son, John Chris topher, and a few years later to give birth to his youngest son who became a wellknown priest in the Episcopal Church, Rev. Dr. Gideon Babcock Perry, familiarly known as Boaner ges because Of his power as a preacher. In this same room was born to the Judge another son, Christopher Raymond, who preferred to the quiet Settled life of his ancestors, a soldier's career and a life on the ocean wave. While a prisoner on the North of Ireland in the home of her uncle at Newry, he first saw an Irish lassie, Sarah Wallace Alexander, who when she came to America years later, became his wife. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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