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Lemuel Perham
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Birth: Dec. 28, 1760
Oxford County
Maine, USA
Death: Mar. 1, 1833
Maine, USA

Mar. 1, 1833
. 72

his wife
died Mar. 7, 1841
. 80

Lemuel eldest son and second child of Lemuel and Mary (Butterfield) Perham, was born in Upton, Worcester county, Massachusetts, December 29, 1760, and died in Woodstock, Maine, March 1, 1833.

He was brought up in West Upton, Massachusetts, where his father was a town officer and innkeeper, and he removed to Paris, Oxford county, Maine, where he was an early settler and a farmer.

He married, in May, 1780, Betsey, daughter of Elisha and Jane (Kingman) Gurney, of Worcester, Massachusetts. Elisha Gurney removed from Worcester to Paris, Maine, in 1791, with his family.

Lemuel Perham first lived on what was called the center lot, afterward moved to High street and about 1812 to Woodstock.

The children of Lemuel (2) and Betsey (Gurney) Perham were born in Paris, Oxford county, Maine, as follows:

1. Patty, April 6, 1781, married Abiather Tuel, of Paris. 2. Jonathan, March 22, 1784, married Lucy Felt.
3. Betty, August 28, 1787, died young.
4. Lemuel, November 10, 1788, married Sally T. Chase.
5. Lovicy, February 20, 1794, married Cyprian Cole.
6. Joel born 31 Mar 1797
7. Aziel, July 4, 1805, married Elvira Bowker.(they were still alive in 1880 census of Woodstock, Maine)

Joel, son of Lemuel (2) and Betsey (Gurney) Perham, was born in Paris Hill, Oxford county, Maine, March 31, 1797, and died in Woodstock, Maine, January 24, 1877. He was a farmer, merchant and large raiser of sheep, often caring for six hundred of these animals in his large barns through the long winters. He married Sophronia, born in Paris, Maine, April 1, 1801, died in Woodstock, Maine, November 7, 1865, daughter of Rouse and Hannah (Carroll) Bisbee, granddaughter of Calvin Bisbee and a descendant of Thomas Bisbee, who came from Europe to New England and landed in Scituate Harbor in 1634. The children of Joel and Sophronia (Bisbee) Perham were born in Woodstock, Oxford county, Maine, as follows: 1. Sidney (q. v.). 2. Betsey G., March 13, 1821. 3. Kilborn, August 8, 1822. 4. Joel, May 8, 1826, merchant at Bryant Pond, Maine, 185463; town clerk and treasurer of Woodstock 1856-57; justice of the peace 1852-70; United States commissioner of board of enrollment with the rank of lieutenant in United States army 1863-66; messenger in United States senate 1867; government inspector 1869; real estate dealer, Washington, District of Columbia, Auburn, Maine, Boston, Massachusetts,
and Chicago, Illinois, up to the time of his death in Boston. 5. Viania, April 10, 1832. 6. Cynthia, June 27, 1839.

Family links: 
  Betsey Gurney Perham (1761 - 1841)
  Jotham Perham (1784 - 1864)*
*Calculated relationship
Cushman Cemetery
Oxford County
Maine, USA
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Record added: Mar 21, 2013
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Lemuel Perham
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