|Birth: ||Jan. 9, 1844|
|Death: ||Dec. 1, 1932|
Benjamin was the son of Benjamin Perry and Eliza Kimbrough (or Kimbro). He married Hanna Catherine Copeland of Tennessee on 24 March 1861 near Georgetown, Williamson County Texas. She was born 07 June 1847 to Jefferson and Mary Copeland. At this time, it is unknown where Hanna is buried. She died 01 October 1897 in Burnet or Williamson County, Texas.
Benjamin T. Perry first enrolled into the Confederate service 27 August 1861 at Brenham, Texas. He was mustered into service in San Antonio, Texas on 04 September 1861 as a Private in Captain H.A. McPhaill's Co. E 5th Regiment, Sibley's Brigade Texas Mounted Volunteers. During the course of the war, he was also a member of the Light Artillery Company Val Verde Battery, commanded by Joseph D. Sayers. Following the Civil War, Sayers went on to become the Governor of the State of Texas.
While with the Val Verde Battery, Benjamin T. Perry was wounded in the face and right leg at Camp Bisland Louisiana in April of 1863. The wound to his face subsequently caused his blindness in the later years of his life.
Perry remained in the service of the Confederate Army until the end of the war in June of 1865.
From The Brady Standard, Dec. 2, 1932:
Aged Citizen Passes Away Thursday
Death came peacefully to B. T. Perry, aged and highly-esteemed citizen of
this county, at 3:00 o'clock yesterday morning at the home of his son, E.
O. Perry, in the Carroll Colony community. At the time of his passing, Mr.
Perry was aged past 89 years.
Deceased was born in Alabama, and served with distinction in the
Confederate Army, He had been a resident of Texas for the past half
century or more, locating first in Williamson county and having made his
home in McCulloch for the past 35 years, coming here following the death of
his wife some 35 years ago. For the past 16 years he had been blind, and
as a consequence traveled about but little, remaining for the most of the
time at the home of his son. He was a life-long member of the Baptist
He was first taken seriously ill last Sunday, his death being attributed to
flu and bronchial pneumonia.
Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the family
home, with interment to follow in Carroll Colony cemetery.
Mourning his passing are five children, two boys and three girls, of whom
E. O. Perry is the only one living in this county.
Benjamin Perry (1801 - 1891)
Mary Elizah Perry Mayhall Norton (1864 - 1929)*
Sarah Catherine Perry Mayhall (1869 - 1934)*
Lee E. Perry (1869 - 1942)*
Edgar Orlando Perry (1875 - 1956)*
Martha Lena Perry McNett (1877 - 1934)*
Otha Bernice Perry Gabbert (1880 - 1926)*
Cordelia Josephine Perry Gabbert (1886 - 1964)*
Martha Rebecca Perry Barker (1831 - 1877)*
John Montgomery Perry (1836 - 1920)*
Benjamin Tichner Perry (1844 - 1932)
Carroll Colony Cemetery
Brady (McCulloch County)
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Record added: May 29, 2000
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D. E. Beeson
Added: Mar. 21, 2013
REST IN PEACE, SIR.|
Added: Dec. 7, 2003
Sir, What an interesting face you had while on this earth..very appealing.I'm sure though you were much more than even that.|
May you have found comfort and happiness on the 'other-side.'
Added: Jul. 8, 2003
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