“PERKINS, PAUL, b. 13 March, 1810, at Exeter R.I., son of Newman, came to Ox. in boyhood to learn the trade of a carpenter, m. 31 Jan., 1833, Persis Ware of Franklin; removed 1837 to Detroit, Mich, returned to Ox 1841, remained until 1850; removed to Binghampton, N.Y., where he d. 21 Dec., 1866 .
He was a worthy, exemplary, man representative in 1849; at Binghampton; he was an architect and builder… Children: MARY JANE, b. 31 Dec., 1835 at Ox., m. 8 May, 1860, James New, she d. 22 Aug., 1862 at Binghamton; MARTHA A., b. 1839, d. 1840 at Detroit; HENRY C., b. 7 may 1842, at Ox. m. 14 Sept., 1864, Mary E. Lloyd, residence Binghamton; CHARLES A., b. 28 May, 1844, m. Lucy A. Hall, dentist at Binghamton; HELEN E., b. 23 Nov., 1846, m. 3 April, 1867, William H. Mosher, merchant at Binghamton; FRANK, b. 1853, d. 1856.”
Source: History of the Town of Oxford, Massachusetts, Vol. 1, by George Fisher Daniels, published by author, Oxford, 1892, pages 640-1