Albert George Perry
b. 3 July 1807, d. 22 March 1874
- Albert George Perry was born on 3 July 1807 in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.
- He married Harriet Elizabeth Grimes, daughter of Jesse Grimes and Martha Smith, on 8 January 1832, at the Grimes plantation in present-day Grimes County, Texas.
- The following appeared on 24 May 1847 in the Houston Democratic Telegraph and Texas Register: At an adjourned meeting of the citizens of Alta Mira and vicinity, held at the Masonic Collegiate Institute, near Fanthorpe's, on Sunday evening, the 9th day of May, A. D. 1847, the object of the meeting having been previously explained by Mr. M. A. Montrose, in a forcible and interesting address in behalf of Temperance; on motion the meeting was called to order by James W. Barnes, Esq., and O. H. P. Hill appointed secretary.
On motion of A. Buffington, Esq., the meeting proceeded to organize a Temperance Society, to be known and styled the "Grimes County Washingtonian Society."
Mr. M. A. Montrose presented a preamble and constitution for the government of the Society, which was read, and on motion of A. Buffington, Esq., was received, and unanimously adopted.
On motion of A. Buffington, Esq., the meeting proceeded to the election of officers for the year; whereupon James W. Barnes, Esq. was elected president, John Graves, A. G. Perry and G. F. Lester, Vice Presidents; M. A. Montrose, Corresponding Secretary; Franklin Brigance, Secretary; and Wm. C. Roe, Treasurer.
On motion of M. A. Montrose, Resolved, That a copy of the proceedings of this meeting be signed by the chairman and secretary and sent to the editors of the "Texas Banner," at Huntsville, and to the editors of each of the newspapers in Houston, for publication. J. W. Barnes, Chairman. O. H. P. Hill, Sec'y.
- Albert George Perry and Harriet Elizabeth Grimes appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Mary E. Perry, Eugenia V. Perry, Emma Diantha Perry, Horatio G. Perry, Harriet Grimes Perry, Martha Ann Grimes, Sarah Jane Perry, Theny Perry and Ducalion Aldridge Perry Jr. The latter three were children of Albert's deceased brother Ducalion Aldredge Perry. T. A. Perry (male, age 7) has not yet been identified.
- He was a lawyer, according to the 1850 census.
- Albert George Perry and Harriet Elizabeth Grimes appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Marlin PO, Falls County, Texas. Other members of the household included Mary E. Perry, Emma Diantha Perry, Harriet Grimes Perry and Albert Emmet Perry.
- He was a farmer and lawyer, according to the 1860 census.
- Albert George Perry and Harriet Elizabeth Grimes appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Marlin PO, Falls County, Texas. Other members of the household included Harriet Grimes Perry, Albert Emmet Perry and Martha Eugenia McDonald. Also in the household was Mary Keef, age 8, not yet identified.
- He was a lawyer and justice of the peace, according to the 1870 census.
- Albert George Perry died on 22 March 1874 at age 66 in Falls County, Texas.
- His wife Harriet Elizabeth Grimes became a widow at his death.
- He was buried at Beulah Cemetery in Falls County, Texas, between Marlin and Lott.
- The town of Perry, Texas, in Falls County, was named in honor of County Judge Albert George Perry.
- For additional biographical information, see The Texas Handbook Online.
- Last Edited: 12 Oct 2011