A. A. PERKINS. The father of A. A. Perkins, of Webster, was Jacob Perkins, a native of New York state, who came as a young man to Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania. He married Elizabeth Kemerer, and eight children were born to them, of whom A. A., mentioned hereafter, alone survives. Mr. Perkins died at a comparatively early age, and the children were reared by the self-denying exertions of their mother.
A. A. Perkins, son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Kemerer) Perkins, was born August 19, 1829, where Harrison City now stands, and was educated in the common schools. In 1854 he engaged in the milling business, and in 1866 purchased his present mill in Webster, where he has since carried on an extensive trade. Although never desiring or seeking office he has always taken the interest of a good citizen in public affairs, and has steadfastly adhered to the Republican party. He is an elder in the Presbyterian church. Mr. Perkins married, February, 1852, Lucinda C. Baker, and their children are: Amanda J., wife of Evan Caldwell, of Forward township; Abbie A., lives in Swissvale, Allegheny county; John N., deceased; Eva, married J. V. Shafer, of Swissvale, has one child, Kenneth; and Millie, wife of Henry Cropp, of Swissvale, had five children: Fred, Lizzie, Elmer, Winston, and Carrie, deceased. Mrs. Perkins died in 1863, and in 1864 Mr. Perkins married Elizabeth, widow of Robert Manes, and daughter of William Fleming. Their children are: Emma M., Margaret S., William F., employed in his father's mills, married Amy Mills, has two children, William H. and Elizabeth Elma; and Ella. All the daughters are at home with their parents.
Source: History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Volume II, by John N. Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906, Page 298.
Transcribed by Carol C. Eddleman for the Westmoreland County History Project.
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