Albert Perry.Few, if any, of our American families, can trace their ancestral history further back, through the chronicles of the dim and misty past, through a more honorable lineage than the Perry family. It was in the year of 1653 that three brothers, Benjamin, Edward and Samuel, left the little rock-ribbed country of Wales to seek a home beyond the Atlantic in the new country, which was just being opened up to civilization. The great-grandfather of our subject was Jones Perry, a native of New England, who served in the Revolutionary war three years. To the same family belongs Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, whose immortal words, "We have met the enemy and they are ours," have become the slogan in the American navy. Amos Perry, father of our subject was a physician and minister of the gospel, thus devoting his life to two of the most notable callings, to which men direct their energies. He married Patience Cheney, and both were natives of New York, the former born in 1795, and the latter in 1798. She was a daughter of William Cheney, Jr., who was of English descent and became a soldier in the Colonial Army at the early age of fourteen. His father, Ebenezer Cheney, also served three years in the Revolutionary war. Albert Perry, now deceased, whose name introduces this sketch, was born near Canandaigua, Ontario county, New York, June 18, 1830. He was very young when his parents removed from New York to the Western Reserve, Ohio, locating in Ashtabula county. Here he attended the district school until old enough to enter Chester Academy. He afterwards studied in Oberlin College, and finished his education at Cleveland University. When at the academy at Chester, Ohio, he was a classmate of James A. Garfield. Mr. Perry began the study of law under the preceptorship of Hon. James Hutchins, ex-member of Congress of Warren, Ohio, and was admitted to the Ohio supreme court at Columbus. He followed the practice of law at Warren two years, and in 1857 came to Kansas, settling in Doniphan county, and later removed to Troy, where he practiced law until 1896. In 1860, Mr. Perry married Miss Mildred Leland, of Troy, Kans. She is a daughter of Col. Cyrus and Sarah A. (Howard) Leland, the former a graduate of Harvard University and a prominent citizen of Kansas, who resides at Troy. To Mr. and Mrs. Perry were born three children: Albert L., an attorney of Troy, Kans.; Warren, a physician of Fairbury, Neb., and Mabel, the wife of Dr. William B. Campbell, a sketch of whom appears in this volume. Mr. Perry's political affiliations were with the Democratic party, and in 1906, he was a presidential elector on that ticket. For a number of years he was one of the directors of the Kansas State Penitentiary. Death closed his honorable career, and he passed away April 13, 1906.Pages 233-234 from a supplemental volume of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed October 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM196. It is a single volume 3.
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