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Dr Nathaniel Shaw Perkins

Death 25 May 1870 (aged 78)
Burial New London, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Plot Section 11
Memorial ID 127676496 · View Source
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Son of Elias & Lucretia Shaw Woodbridge. Married Ellen Richards, May 10, 1818. Barbour vital records for New London, vol. 3 page 118, 170

Nathaniel Shaw Perkins was born in New London, Conn., 11 February, 1792. His parents were Elias Perkins, M.C. (Yale Coll. 1786), and Lucretia Shaw, daughter of Rev. Ephraim Woodbridge (Yale Coll. 1765), of New London.

He pursued the study of medicine with Dr. Elisha North of New London, and settled in his native place, where he passed the remainder of his life in the practice of his profession.

He married, in 1818, Ellen Richards, of New London, who survives him. They were parents of 14 children, 6 of whom are yet alive. One fell in the attack on Kinston in the war of the rebellion. Another graduated at this college in 1842.

After a life of great usefulness, Dr. Perkins died in the house in which he was born, 25 May, 1870, aged 78.

The honorary degree of Doctor of Medicine was given him by Yale College in 1829.

Source: Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale College Deceased During the Academical Year Ending in July 1870.


Son of Elias & Lucretia Perkins, age 78 years




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