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John Gustavus Perry
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Birth: Jul. 1, 1806
Washington County
Georgia, USA
Death: Nov. 18, 1850
Stewart County
Georgia, USA

John Gustavus Perry is the third of five known children of William Perry and his first wife Sarah (LNU). No further information is known regarding Sarah other than when she is shown in the deed as William and Sarah sell land in Jones County, GA on 2 Feb 1815. Her burial place remains unknown. Please contact me if you have further information.

John G. Perry is said to have been born either in Washington, Webster or Jones County, GA. There is also variation in what is published as his birth and death dates. If anyone has actual substantiation for when and where he was born, please contact me. It is more likely Washington County, GA as his father is shown as 'of' Washington Co., GA when he purchased land in Jones County, GA in 1807.

On May 26, 1831 in Crawford County, GA, John G. Perry married Cassandra Holloman, daughter of Eaton Holloman b. 1772 and his wife Sarah Dixon/Dickson b. 1793.

1850 Census - Stewart Co. - 19th District - Georgia - pg. 105
Dwelling #913 Family #913
John Perry................44...M.......NC
Cassandra ...............33...F........NC {probable census error, likely b. GA or SC
A.N...??...................3/12.M..?....GA {May be an infant son that died young, or possibly a census error, this is may be their daughter Amanda Ellen Jackie Ann Perry.

John G. Perry is buried in the John G. Perry Family Cemetery on his former property in Stewart County, GA. GPS location N31 59.76 W84 44.28

There is a published list of burials for this cemetery that includes birth and death dates. However, it is provable that at least some of the dates on their list are not correct. For John Perry, it lists: "John G. Perry, born July 1, 1806, died Dec. 11, 1853" which is proven incorrect as the exact death date is listed in the courthouse records of the Minutes of Open Court in Stewart Co, GA.

Recorded at the Stewart County Courthouse:
Last Will & Testament of John G. Perry - Stewart Co., Ga. - Written March 2, 1848 - Recorded 27th day of January, 1851 - J. S. Wimberly C.C.O. [provided by Norma Johnston]

"The History of Stewart County, Georgia Vol. 1" lists his death date as Dec. 11, 1850. There are other varied and inaccurate death dates given in different published and online accounts. Other places list more obviously incorrect dates. However, his EXACT Death Date of 18 Nov 1850 is given within Stewart Co. GA Court records in a motion to set aside his will because it did not include a daughter born after the will was written. [provided by Lindy Hard]

This death date here is additionally supported in that he died prior to the final settlement of his father William Perry's estate, as the final settlement sum was paid to the administrator of John Perry's estate:
Meriwether Co., Ga Estate records 1850, final amounts paid to 13 legatees of William Perry dec'd [William Perry died 14 Dec 1837]---one share being $1616.20 pd to M Holloman Exr J G Perry decd--- [provided by Lindy Hard]

John and Cassandra Perry had 8 known children, several of which died young. All of the published lists and dates of their children also need to be verified rather than taken at face value. 
Family links: 
  William Perry (____ - 1837)
  Cassandra Holloman Parker (1814 - 1870)
  Sarah William Perry Copeland (1832 - 1906)*
  Amanda Ellen Perry (1834 - 1850)*
  John Nicholas Perry (1839 - 1906)*
  Noah Smith Perry (1846 - 1848)*
  Amelia Cassandra Perry Vontree (1848 - 1910)*
  Amanda Ellen J. A. Perry (1850 - 1853)*
  Shadrick G. Perry (____ - 1842)*
  Francis A. Perry (____ - 1837)*
  Thomas J. Perry (____ - 1837)*
  John Gustavus Perry (1806 - 1850)
  Mary A. Perry Holloman (1812 - 1857)*
  Elizabeth M. Perry Greene (1812 - 1863)*
*Calculated relationship
John G. Perry Family Cemetery
Stewart County
Georgia, USA
Created by: Linda
Record added: Jan 07, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103206576
John Gustavus Perry
Added by: Bobby Williams
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