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Emily  Perry 



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Emily Perry
5/29/1807 - 7/31/1895
(Shown at age 48)
Emily Perry was born on May 29, 1807 somewhere in Tennessee and died on July 31, 1895 in an unknown place. She lived to be 88 years old.

Parents are believed to be Burrell Perry (2/16/1767-5/13/1851 of Franklin Co. NC) and Hester Bird (9/8/1767-6/23/1855 of Davidson Co. NC) who were married 21/11/1789 in Bute Co. NC.

  1. Burrell Perry (9/6/1824 -10/1846),
  2. James Turner "Jim" (12/3/1825 -1/26/1897),
  3. Lucian Franklin(1828 -1895),
  4. Eleazar B. (1829),
  5. John Hall "Jack" (1831-1897),
  6. Mary Esther (1833- ),
  7. Elizabeth Temperance "Lizzie" (1835 - ),
  8. Alexander Bird (1837 - ),
  9. Joseph Porter ( 1939 - ),
  10. Henry Clay (1840 - ),
  11. David Dickerson (1842 - ), and
  12. Tolbert Fanning (1846 - ).
Emily died at her home on Stewart's Ferry Road, which is still standing, the date of 1840 on the chimney. The room on the east side of the Hamilton house was called the "Bride's Room". When the Hamilton sons married, they lived there until they established their own home.
Marriage11/15/1823 TN (Rutherford County) 16 yrs old 
The marriage of Eleazer Hamilton and Emily Perry is recorded in Rutherford County, TN. 
Graveyard/Tombstone11/5/1871 Stewarts Ferry Pike TN (Davidson County) 64 yrs old 
The Hamilton Cemetery at Stewarts Ferry Pike, Tennessee contains the tombstones of Emily and Eleazer Hamilton. The land where the cemetery is located was the property of the Eleazer Hamilton family in the 19th century. Eleazer Hamilton was born in 1793 and died in 1871. Emily Hamilton, his wife, died in 1895. The property was sold following the death of Emily Hamilton in 1896 to L. B. Castleman who lived there with his family until 1984.  Source:
Other1/1/1930 TN  35 yrs after death 
From HAMILTON HISTORY, by Catherine Hamilton: "In later years when Emily asked why she was permitted to marry while so young, a neighbor woman replied that if she hadn't, she would have missed 'Lazar'! Their first home was said to have been on Stones River near what was then called Hamilton's Ford, and very comfortable home -- in those early days considered to be very nice indeed. Through the years he accumulated considerable property -- land, negroes, etc. (Eleazer)He was able to give his children much better than ordinary educational advantages. He was well read and highly regarded in the district. When about 20 years of age he served under Andrew Jackson in the Creek Indian War, Battle of Horseshoe, Muckafall, Alabama, following the massacre of all the whites at Fort Mimms by the Indians. He was a Whig and was very much opposed to the South's seceding from the Union -- was a strong Unionist. However, four of his sons were in the Confederate Army. The war stripped him of much of his property, but his negroes had been kindly treated and many of them did not want to leave the old place."  Source:  Unpublished manuscripts by Catherine Hamilton(grand-daughter of Eleazar Jr.) written in the 1930's.

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Emily Perry's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Emily, her family, and friends. For example, Emily is 4 years old when By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
7 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
23 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
32 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
37 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
46 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
49 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
52 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
58 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
62 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
70 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
72 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
82 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
88 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
4 1811 NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
5 1812 NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
21 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
27 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
54 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
55 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
75 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
78 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
4 1811 By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
13 1820 The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
23 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
28 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
30 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
33 1840 Oregon Trail is established
35 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
48 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
53 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
55 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
56 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
58 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
61 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
68 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
69 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
26 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico
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Emily & Eleazar Hamilton's graves
Emily & Eleazar Hamilton's graves

Eleazer Hamilton
Born on October 10, 1793 and died on November 5, 1871.
They were married 11/20/1823.

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The Children of Emily Perry

Eleazer 'Dent' Blackburn Hamilton
Born in Davison Co., Tennessee about 1829 and died in Camp Butler, Illinois about 1862. He was about 33 years old.

He was a private in the CSA Co.D, 30 Tennessee Infantry also in the CSA Co.H. 55th Infantry and taken prisoner during his first battle at Ft. Donelson located at Dover, Tennessee. It was said that whe...
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58 years old
David Dickerson Hamilton
Born in Davidson Co., Tennessee on July 24, 1842 and died in Davidson Co., Tennessee on May 11, 1922. He was 79 years old.

He married Margaret Amanda Page (12/10/1852 - 1/30/1931 Davidson Co. TN).

Their children were:
  1. Emily A. Hamilton (1871 1924),
  2. Paul Perry Hamilton (1875 ...
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