Friday, January 13, 2017

Ida’s grandfather Stephen Perry

You can read about Ida, one of my favorite people, here:

The Story of Ida Perry
Thank you, Mary!
Ida Perry

John Ames has in his possession a photo of Ida’s grandfather (my 3rd great-grandfather) Stephen Oliver Perry. He was born about 1819 in Robeson County, North Carolina and died between 01 December 1873 and 03 May 1878 in Pascagoula, Jackson County, Mississippi. He was a Civil War veteran.

Perry, Stephen Oliver 01Photograph courtesy of the John Ames collection, used with permission


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  1. Michele, you and I need to compare notes. You and I are researching in some of the same areas of Mississippi.

    1. Send me an email at and we will see if we have any family overlap :)

  2. Loved your Ida story. Coincidently, I live just a few miles north of Pascagoula and many of husband's family and ancestors are buried in Coaltown Cemetary.