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Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs:

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[This information is from Vol. III, p. 1356 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

This branch of the Perry family came into Fulton county from Saratoga county, where John Darrow Perry was a prosperous farmer of the town of Wilton. John D. Perry was born in that town and educated in the district schools. About 1852 he moved to Rensselaer county where he owned a farm of ninety-four acres, which he operated as a fruit and vegetable farm, shipping a great deal of produce to New York City. He was a Republican and served as school commissioner. In religious faith he was a Methodist and for many years was steward and trustee of the Wilton church. He married Eliza E. Herrick who bore him three children:

  1. Margaret, married Oliver Van Der Heyden and had two children, Viola and Lewis;
  2. James Herrick, of whom further;
  3. Frank, married Jennie Hoyt.

(II) James Herrick, son of John D. and Eliza E. (Herrick) Perry was born in the town of Milton, Saratoga county, New York, June 9, 1850. He was educated in the public schools and after finishing his studies was employed on the home acres by his father. He afterward rented the farm and operated it on shares. He soon purchased a farm which he sold in 1888 and removed to Gloversville, New York, where for four years he engaged in the trucking business. In 1892 he begun the manufacture of gloves continuing for a short time only. He then established a retail coal business in Gloversville, now the Independent Coal Company of which he is president. He has made a success of his business life and is one of the prosperous men of his city. He is a Republican in politics and a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. He married, March 4, 1874, Anna E., born October 24, 1844, daughter of Reuben Hill, born May 14, 1814, died June 18, 1893, married Caroline Dusting, born April 12, 1823, and had children:

  1. Anna E., born October 24, 1844, married James H. Perry;
  2. Lucretia, born September 4, 1846, married Lemuel Austin;
  3. Priscilla, born June 4, 1848, married Frank M. Cuyler;
  4. Mary F., Harriet J., married David Burton;
  5. Isabella;
  6. Laura S., married Marvin Porter.
  7. Charlotte E.;
  8. Emily L.

Reuben was a son of William and Elizabeth Eagan Hill. John H. and Anna E. Perry have children:

  1. Carrie, born September 10, 1875, married E. N. Snyder;
  2. Bertram, born September 27, 1877, married Linda Bascom;
  3. Oliver Hazard, born July 26, 1880, married Ethel Ann Boss;
  4. Margaret Jane, born November 7, 1878.

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