Believe it or not, 3 days ago I had never heard of Newton James Perrigan. Since visiting my Aunt (who is our other family geneaologist) and doing a little research on my own over the last day I have learned that he was most likely my G-G-Grand Uncle. Here's the data from the 1850 Census of Panola Co., Miss:
John Perigin - 35 - M - Tenn
Elizabeth - 40 - F - NC
Goloring? Galding? B. - 19 - M - NC
Sasalia? - 13 - F - NC
Willis M. - 12 - M - NC
John H. - 11 - M - NC
Sarah A. - 5 - F - NC
Newton J. - 2 - M - NC
(By the way, I believe the census-taker marked the birth locations of all or some of the children incorrectly. He has them all with ditto marks under the mother, who is listed as being from NC. All of the censuses of John H and Newton that come later list them as being born in TN)
John H Perrigan (if it was THIS John H. -- my John H later married Sarah Campbell in Johnson Co., IL and had an Edward Perrigan (among others)) is my GG-Grandfather. Up until yesterday I thought his father was named James but this 1850 census shows his (and Newton's) father as another John.
One of the documents my Aunt had for me was a photo of Newton with several of his "children", which was supplied to her by Newton's granddaughter. The granddaughter named all the people in the photo, including Edward Perrigan and his wife Rosa Bell Carter. The problem is that Edward is not Newton's son -- he's John H's son. The finding of this census record yesterday straightened that out. If John H and Newton were brothers then Newton probably took care of Edward after John H died. (John H died before 1900 and probably closer to 1880. Newton lived until 1929)
So now I have Newton's (and John H's) parents but so far I'm stuck there. Anyone have anything else?
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