Dr. Abijah Perkins

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Dr. Abijah Perkins, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born 2 October 1743.1 He died at Marlborough, Ulster Co., New York, before 26 November 1776,2 when he was buried at Marlborough Presbyterian Church, Marlborough, Ulster Co., New York.2

Abijah married Lucy Ely, daughter of William Ely and Elizabeth Perkins, say 1768.1,3

Abijah left a will dated 20 August 1776, but not proved until 21 Sep 1784:
I Abijah Perkins, Surgeon, residing in the Precinct of New Marlborough...
to loving wife Lucy a horse, cow, and half the household furniture excepting books & medicine;
remainder to children Hannah and George Whitefield;
names brothers and sisters: John, Isaac, Seth Perkins, Lucy, Elizabeth Sterlin, Margaret Belden, Sarah Marvin, Hannah & Lydia Perkins;
Wife Lucy, her brother William Ely, son George Whitefield, and Samuel Starlin, his sister Elizabeth's husband, executors;
friends Stephen Case and Lewis Dubois, overseers.
Administration granted to William Ely and "Lucy Cook, late Lucy Perkins."4


Lucy Ely b. 7 Jul 1749, d. 29 Jan 1819
  • Child Perkins5 b. say 1770, d. bef. 18 Oct 1772
  • (…) Perkins5 b. 18 Oct 1772, d. bef. 16 Nov 1774
  • Hannah Perkins5 b. 19 Sep 1773, d. aft. 1776
  • George Whitefield Perkins6 b. 14 Apr 1776, d. 25 Sep 1778
This person was last edited on16 Mar 2022


  1. [S1589] George A. Perkins, The Family of John Perkins of Ipswich, Massachusetts (Salem, Massachusetts: Salem Press Publishing and Printing, 1889), 59, further cited as Perkins, The Perkins Family.
  2. [S842] C. M. Woolsey, History of the Town of Marlborough, Ulster County, New York From its Earliest Discovery (Albany, New York: J. B. Lyon, Printers, 1908), 305,307,367, further cited as Woolsey, History of Marlborough.
  3. [S981] Moses S. Beach, Rev. William Ely and Geo. B. Vanderpoel (ed.), The Ely Ancestry: Lineage of Richard Ely of Plymouth, England, who came to Boston, Mass., about 1655, & settled at Lyme, Conn, in 1660 (New York: The Calumet Press, 1902), 67, 118, further cited as Beach, Ely, and Vanderpoel, The Ely Ancestry.
  4. [S1590] William S. Pelletreau, editor, Abstracts of Wills on File in the Surrogates Office, City of New York, 1665-1801 (17 vols., New York: New-York Historical Society, 1892-1908), 13:12-14, further cited as Pelletreau, New York Will Abstracts.
  5. [S842] Woolsey, History of Marlborough, 365.
  6. [S842] Woolsey, History of Marlborough, 367.