|Birth: ||Aug. 24, 1876|
|Death: ||Jun. 22, 1948|
Los Angeles County
Mary Ellor (or Ella) was probably born in Itawamba County, MS, where her Mauldin grandparents lived for a while, or possibly in the Pontotoc, MS area. In the 1880 census, just before moving westward, the family was in Itawamba County.
Dr. Nicholas P. Mathews (or Matthews)
Born about 1838 in TN, died circa 1881/1882, but we don't know where.
Narcissa T. (Mauldin) Mathews (or Matthews)
Born some time between 1847 and 1860 in Alabama (possibly in Lawrence County) and died about 1884, but again we don't know where. Narcissa was a daughter of Ransom Mauldin (# 95196115) by his second marriage. Myrtis A. Perkins (# 75894971) said that Nicholas and Narcissa both died in their thirties, somewhere along their intended migration route from Mississippi to the Pueblo, Colorado area (where a sister of Narcissa, Marriah/Maria Johnson, is buried). The family has never been able to find out exactly how/when/where they died or are buried.
Following the deaths of Nicholas and Narcissa, the girls were raised by an uncle, Narcissa's step-brother Edwin A. Mauldin, who had been living with them back in Itawamba County, MS at the time of the 1880 census. However Mary Ellor said they were treated about like slaves by their uncle. One sister, Lizzie, married a Clayton and moved to Indian Territory to get away from her uncle. Myrtis Perkins said that Mary Ellor told her she was married to Mat Perkins in the town of Manassa, Conejos County, Colorado (probably in 1892 or 1893), the area where the Perkins family was located at the time. However we have not found a marriage record to prove this.
Also according to Myrtis Perkins and her son, Mary Ellor told them that she was one-quarter Cherokee (although it could be Choctaw). She said her maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Mariah (Barbee) Mauldin, Ransom's second wife, was a Cherokee and was on the Trail of Tears as a young girl. The present-day family has not been able to verify this though. She married "Mat" Perkins, a sawmill worker and gambler, who was shot and killed in 1908 at age 34 in Louisiana (possibly as a result of a gambling dispute). Mary had to put most of her children in an orphanage in Lake Charles, LA for a time, but was able to get them back later. For a number of years Mary Ellor lived in the Choctaw areas of pre-statehood Oklahoma, in what is now Pushmataha, Le Flore and McCurtain Counties. Three of her sons were born there: William Clarence Perkins, Sr., # 75894970, in Albion in Dec 1894; Henry Marvin Perkins (who later legally changed his name to William M. Perkins), # 35967155, in Lenox (now a ghost town) in Nov 1896; and Edward Randolph "Dolph" Perkins, (no memorial), in Eagletown in Sep 1899. The other four younger children were born in Louisiana in 1901-1907/1908. She never remarried following her husband's death. She did cooking and laundry for lumber crews for a while, and later worked as a janitor, cleaning the Franklin Building in downtown Oklahoma City. She came out to California in her final years.
William M Perkins (1874 - 1908)
William Clarence Perkins (1894 - 1974)*
Ella Mae Perkins Ball (1901 - 1966)*
Oscar E. Perkins (1905 - 1972)*
Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park
Los Angeles County
Plot: Lot 3, Section 2008, Block B
Created by: M_D_Perkins
Record added: Sep 26, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 117653322
For my great-grandmother, whom I never met, but heard a lot about from my relatives.|
Added: Oct. 13, 2013