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From The Family of John Perkins of Ipswich, MA; by Geo. A. Perkins, MD; pub. 1889; p. 87

Jeremiah Staniford was born in Ipswich, Mass., Apr. 13, 1797. He married, first, Sarah Millett, M'ch 24, 1822; she was born in Feb. 11, 1799, and died June 25, 1835. He married, second, Elizabeth Millett, Apr. 11, 1837; she was born Apr. 15, 1808, and was the sister of his first wife. Both of his wives were daughters of Benjamin and Mary (Peele) Millett. He resides in Salem.

He was a tailor, and learned that trade of the late Asa Wiggin, of Salem. He was for five years a partner in the tailoring business with Mr. Samuel Chamberlain, and afterward with his own brother, Daniel, and then with his son, Jeremiah. For the last thirty-six years, he has been the superintendant of burials for the city of Salem. He has served as a member of the city council, and has also represented the city in the state legislature. He has been the commander of the Salem Mechanic Light Infantry, and is now, at the age of eighty-six years, able to attend to his business, and has again been appointed superintendent of burials for the present year, 1883.

Children of Jeremiah and Sarah (Millett) Perkins (Standiford) were:

    419 Jeremiah Staniford, b. July 6, 1822; d. Feb. 26, 1861. 
    420 Sarah, b. Apr. 21, 1824; m. William Cheever. 
    421 Benjamin Millett, b. Dec. 22, 1827; m. Martha C. Very. 
    422 Mary Ann, b. March 5, 1832; d., aged 1 1/2 yrs. 
    423 Mary Ann, b. Feb. 11, 1833. 
    424 Frances Ellen, b. May 22, 1835; d. in September, 1835. 

     Children by Elizabeth (Millett) Perkins (and Jeremiah Staniford) were

    425 Ellen Lander, b. April 6, 1838. 
    426 Joseph Augustine, b. July 1, 1840; m. Anna U. Waters. 
    427 Charles, b. Apr. 20, 1843; d. in 1880. 
    428 Aaron, b. Feb. 10, 1846; m. Kate Dalrymple. 

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Augustine Staniford was born in Ipswich, Mass., May 13, 1813. He removed from Ipswich in 1820, and resided in Gardiner with his parents for some years. He married, October, 1837, Lucy Ann Jones, of Portsmouth, N. H. She was born Nov. 4, 1815, and died Feb. 28, 1858. He married, second, Catherine (Macomber) Congdon, widow, of New Bedford, Oct. 27, 1862. She was born Feb. 10, 1821, and died Nov. 9, 1883.

He was for many years an energetic and successful shipmaster, sailing from Salem. He commanded the Bark Eliza, which sailed December, 1848, and was one of the first vessels that went to California at the time of the gold discovery. He retired from active sea life a few years ago, and now resides in Salem, Mass.

Children of Augustine and Lucy (Jones) Perkins were:

    444 Ellen Anstiss, b. May 16, 1838; d. Sept. 25, 1838. 
    445 Augustine Staniford, b. Nov. 16, 1841; d. Feb. 15, 1846. 
    446 Louisa Anna, b. Jan. 6, 1843; d. Feb. 15, 1847. 

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