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Perry, Richardson (b. ABT 1817, d. 6 MAR 1836)

Note: He took part in the seige and battle of Bexar and remained in Bexar as a member of Carey's Company. Died in the Alamo.

Burrel Perry, Father of Richardson Perry, arrived in Hancock County, Ms. before 1809. He settled on land which is now the community of Henleyfield. Named for one of Burell Perry's sons in law, Jeremiah Henley. The 1820 census shows a total of 17 people living in his household - not all his children. Local Ms. oral history identifies one of these people as Burrell's brother Jeremiah.

Before the 1830 census, Burrell Perry had moved west, leaving at least 4 married daughters in Hancock County, Ms. He arrived in the Austin Colony, Texas in November 1830, and eventually settled in Washington County, Texas where he lived until his death in 1840, and where he married Jane Butts in 1838.

Richardson was born in Hancock County, Ms. about 1817. Richardson and an older brother, Orville Perry, each sold their 'Half League' of Texas land on the 16th day of October, 1835. Richardson's father was appointed as administrator of the estate of his son on January 29, 1838.

Richardson Perry
Age 19, rank, private; native of Texas. Sources: Bexar, 539
I Travis, 445; I Milam, 1636; Muster rolls, pp 20, 22;
C.M.S.R. No. 9564
Received an original land grant in Brazos County, Texas October 10, 1835 Located between Bryan and Harvey. Deceased; Washington County Affidavit; Land Certificate; was a resident of Texas before the Declaration of Independence; veteran of the Texas Army and died at the Alamo, single.

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Killed in the Battle of the Alamo. His heirs received land grant from state of Texas.

Received Bty Wnt. 9345 for 1280 acres from S. War on 10 Dec. 1839 " for his service from 14 Dec. 1835 until 6 Mar. 1836 and having fallen in the Alamo."
1280 acres in Coleman Cty. were ptd. to his heirs on 8 Dec. 1847.
Pat 382 Vol. 4 Abst 557 GLO File Bexar Bty. 539.
Note: The above Patent was canceled and
Pat #391 Vol. 52A issued in lieu thereof on 19 May 1933.


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Perry, Louranea (b. 1806, d. 1875)
Burial: Date: 1875
Place: McNeill Cemetery, Hancock County, Ms.

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Megehee, Carl Smith (b. 26 JUN 1906, d. 5 FEB 1925)
Cause: Lobar Pneumonia

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Nicholson, Catherine (b. 10 JAN 1802, d. 15 OCT 1884)
Burial: Place: Pine Grove Cemetery, Pine Grove Community, Pearl River County, Ms.

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Smith, Peter (b. BEF 8 OCT 1777, d. AFT 1853)
Note: Both Peter and Elenor are buried at "a grave site on this creek one mile or more from the old Salem Church and School" - note written by Louisa Jane Smith Megehee. [Peter & Elenor had 10 children, but only four, Andrew, Kennon, Elisa and Lott came with them to Mississippi - It is presumed the others had married and chose to remain in Bladen County, North Carolina.

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