Colonel David Perry

Colonel David Perry

Information comes from research done by Margaret S Hartman and is on file at the Campbell County Historical Society


David Perry was a Virginian born about 1760 and with his brother Samuel Perry, settled in Campbell County in the early 1790's.  Virginia deed books record that Perry received a grant of 1200 acres of land across across Kentucky on the Ohio River opposite the Columbia on September 6, 1787. 

In a deposition given October 18, 1818 by Robert Patterson in Maysville, he stated that David Perry was with him when they came into Kentucky at Salt Lick Creek (now Vanceburg, Lewis Co Ky.) in Nov 1775. The exact date of his death is unknown but he died prior to December 1800.  It is assumed that he was buried on the family property. That area is today Ft. Thomas.

David Perry Deeds and Court Orders

Children of David Perry and Susan

1. David Perry Jr. born about 1780 in Virginia and died 1824 in Newport; m-Sarah McClure 11 May 1809; served in the Corn Stalk Militia in 1801
2. Samuel Perry-born 1789 in Virginia; m Mary B; moved to Cincinnati 1815
3. Joseph Perry-1791 in Virginia; m Betsey Groom-27 Dec 1817; moved to Cincinnati
4. Elizabeth Perry-born Virginia m-Henry Bechtle; moved to Cincinnati
5. Sarah Perry-born Virginia m-___ Hamilton moved to Versailles, Woodford Co Ky.

Mrs. Susan Perry remarried 8 Feb 1841 to Joseph Barlow.

Children of Colonel David Perry Jr. and Sarah McClure

1. Maria E Perry-born 1810 Newport m-Robert D Hayman 26 Aug 1830
2. Robert Coleman Perry-born 1812 Newport
3. Franklin Perry-born 1815 Newport died before 1833
4. Sarah Ann Perry--born 12 June 1818 in Newport died 12 Jan 1909; m-Ira Root 25 Dec 1834
5. Minerva Perry-born 1822 Newport
6. James E Perry-born 1824 Newport m-Maria Washington 17 Mar 1847

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