William Perry
2 Sep 1838-18 Jan 1915


William Perry was born in Yates County, New York on 2 Sep 1838. He was the son of Enos and Debby (Terry) Perry. He married Mary Priscilla Tribbey on 11 Dec 1890 in Montcalm County, MI (Marriage book C, p. 63). They had a son Maurice Vernon Perry (1890-1958) husband of Madge Christinson.

Service William Perry enlisted 15 Aug 1862 from Elmira, NY when he was 24 as a private in Company B, 161st New York Volunteer Infantry, 3d Brigade, 1st Division, 19th A. C. He participated in the battles of Plain Stores, 21 May 1863, Siege of Port Hudson, 21 May to 8 July 1863, Cox Plantation, Sabine Pass, Sabine Cross Roads, Pleasant Hill, Cane River, Siege of Mobile and Mansura. He was sick with camp fever 25 Nov 1862, and was forced to seek hospital care at City Hospital, New York City. He returned to his regiment about 10 Dec 1862, at Long Island City, New York. He received his honorable discharge 20 Sep 1865, at Fort Jefferson, FL. He was pensioned.
GAR Andrew Macomber Post # 141
Siblings Two brothers served in the war, Thomas Perry, in the 10th New York Heavy Artillery, and George Perry who also served in a New York Regiment, both of whom were alive in 1894.
Records 1850 Census    
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1890 Veteran Census Cato Township, Montcalm County, MI Lakeview
1900 Census Cato Township, Montcalm County, MI Washington, Ave., Lakeview
1910 Census Cato Township, Montcalm County, MI Lakeview
Burial Lakeview Cemetery
Lakeview, Montcalm County, MI
Find A Grave #55087655
  Some biographical information from Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen Vol II, 1892.