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 Aaron Perryman

Aaron Perryman

Death 3 Aug 1907 (aged 86)
Burial Thompsonville, Franklin County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 40340051 · View Source
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Aaron Perryman was born to Alexander Perryman and Elizabeth Brown Perryman on April 14, 1821. He married Martha J. White in Saline County, Illinois, on November 19, 1854.

The 1870 census lists the following household of Aaron and Martha Perryman:

1) Elvira, age 13
2) Sarah E., age 12
3) Wesley C., age 10
4) Cordelia, age 6
5) William, age 4
6) James A., age 2

The 1880 census reads:

1) Elvira, age 23
2) Crittendon, age 19
3) Cordelia, age 17
4) William S., age 14
5) James A., age 11
6) Montraville, age 9
7) Martha O., age 7
8) Isadora, age 4
9) Ada E., age 2

Sarah is not listed in the 1880 census, so it is reasonable to assume that she was either married and out on her own, or that she had died between the years 1870 and 1880. Wesley C., of the 1870 census and Crittendon of the 1880 census are the same person, namely Wesley Crittendon Perryman.

According to an article appearing in the Southern Illinoisan on May 28, 2005, Aaron and Martha Perryman donated the land where the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and cemetery are located. The article reads, in part:
History of the church: The church was organized in 1848 by eight people meeting at the home of Aaron Perryman. Although he was not a member of the church, Perryman, who homesteaded a large acreage of land, deeded enough ground for the church and its adjoining cemetery. He and his wife Martha, a charter member of the church, are buried in the cemetery. Ground for a second cemetery, across the road from the church, was donated by Granville "Bird" Abisher (sic). One of the organizers of the church was a Baptist preacher named Henry Waller who came to Illinois with his family from Tennessee in an ox-drawn wagon. The current church building, built in August 1975 after a fire destroyed its predecessor on April 4, 1975, is the fourth building to house the members of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

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DEC. 6, 1839
JULY 14, 1920

APR. 14, 1821
AUG. 3, 1907






  • Created by: Thomas Higgerson
  • Added: 6 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40340051
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Aaron Perryman (14 Apr 1821–3 Aug 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40340051, citing Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Thompsonville, Franklin County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Thomas Higgerson (contributor 46778801) .