Submitted by Jimmy W. Perkins
is Elias R. Davis, my Great Great Grandpa.
was married to Magaret Perkins Davis who was first cousin
to my Great Great Grandpa Squire Perkins, Peter Perkins' father,
who was killed by Confederate troops and married to Margaret
Douglass Perkins Hayes.
Davis Perkins, my Great Grandma is a daughter of Elias Davis
and wife to Peter Perkins.
R. Davis was in the TN Nat'l Guard as a Union soldier, signing
in Corbin, KY and serving (?) in Roane Co. TN just below where
Oak Ridge lies today and in the same county as Harriman and
owned land in Whitley Co, KY and Elk Fork (Elk Valley) near
Newcomb, TN. He owned land in the Powell Valley now known
as Davis Chapel. The Primitive Baptist Church and Davis Chapel
school on the corner of Davis Chapel Rd. and Carr Wynn Rd
was loaned to the county for the purpose of a church and school.
(Elias R. Davis and Margaret Perkins Davis and my Great Grandma
and her sister Ruthie are buried in Oswego, TN north of Newcomb,
TN very near Jellico, TN.) Peter Perkins is buried at Glade
Spring Baptist Church off old hwy 63 at Chapman Lane going
north up Powell Valley.
of Elias R. Davis' sons, Aaron Davis (Spanish American War
veteran) & J. Caleb Davis, married two of William Harrison
Roach's daughters. (William Harrison Roach is my Great Great
Grandpa. He joined the Union Cavalry in Corbin, KY.) Heatherly's
are also married into the family through Elias R. Davis' daughters.
george heatherly, bought my Grandpa's, Lewis Franklin Perkins,
land right after his mother, Rachel C Davis Perkins died,
which left him and his siblings orphaned, which led to them
being farmed out to other families, adopted,or sent to orphanges
and out on their own.
Harrison Roach, my Great Great Grandpa married Mary Chapman
Roach my Great Great Grandma. Their son, David Harrison Roach,
married Josie Carroll (daughter of Mattison Carroll, my other
Great Great Grandpa, a confederate soldier, ) and their daughter
W. Elizabeth Roach married Lewis Franklin Perkins (grandson
of ER Davis). My Grandpa Lewis Franklin Perkins and my Grandma,
W. Elizabeth Roach Perkins, were related through the marriages
of the families; Perkins, Roachs, and Carrolls.
is the generations as I know them.
Davis & Margaret "Peggy" Perkins Davis had Rachel
C. Davis married Peter Perkins. He was the son of Squire Perkins,
who was son of William Perkins and Grandson of Rev. Peter
Perkins). His Mother was Margaret Douglass Perkins Hayes.
She married a Hayes and went to Whitley Co, KY after Squire
was killed in 1862.
Harrison Roach married to Mary Chapman had two daughters that
married two of ER Davis' sons, Aaron & J. Caleb.
Harrison Roach, son of William Harrison Roach, married Josie
Carrol. Her father was Mattison Carroll my Great Great Grandpa.
H. Roach and Josie Carroll Roach had a daughter named W. Elizabeth
Elizabeth Roach married my Grandpa, Lewis Franklin Perkins.
son, Luther Lafayette Perkins, was my Dad.
you can see that in three generations the Douglass, Roachs,
Perkins, Davis, Carrolls, and Chapmans were all very closely
related and lived in very close proximity to each other on
the south side of the Powell Mountain close to the Powel and
those generations however, the blood line has thinned significantly
leaving little trace with us except as cousins to some degree.
However, we all remain related through blood and Jesus Christ,
reply if you have further information or comment.
Jimmy Wayne Perkins; 1401 Holston Dr.; Bristol, TN 37620 is
the sole owner of this photograph / picture and permission
must be granted by owner before it is shared or reproduced
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Commercial use by anyone for any reason will not be permitted
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May 31, 2002