Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - William A. Perrine

to the Memory of
William A. Son of
_eter & Mary Perrin_
Who Departed this life June _
1836 Aged 36 years 10
months & 29 days

Buried Smithland Cemetery, Livingston County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 1 September 2010. The face of the tombstone is flaking and deteriorating badly. It appears to be made of brownstone.

William A. Perrin/Perrine does not appear on any Livingston County census or tax list. The only record found thus far is his tombstone. However, it is possible he was a son of Peter and Mary Perrine, who appear on the 1850 Harrison County, Ohio census. Peter was age 70, a carpenter and born in New York. Mary was age 66 and also born in New York.

Smithland Cemetery has several tombstones for people from states east of Kentucky. They likely worked on the rivers and perhaps died in the marine hospital in Smithland.

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by Brenda Joyce Jerome, CG
Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog

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