Ezekial Perigo1

#8545, (6 August 1802 - 5 January 1891)
Father*Romey Perigo2
Mother*Rhoda Hinman3 (1774 - 1822)


Margaret Hudson b. 1806, d. 1878
Child 1.Romey Perigo9 (c 1824 - bt 1861 - 1865)
Birth*6 August 1802He was born on 6 August 1802 at KentuckyG.4,3 
1820He appeared on the census of 1820 in the household of Romey Perigo and Rhoda Hinman at Warrick Co., IndianaG, age 16-25; nei. Samuel Hinman (26-44.)5 
Marriage*7 March 1822He married Margaret Hudson, daughter of Absalom Hudson Jr and Susannah McDonald, on 7 March 1822 at Warrick Co., IndianaG.6 
1830He and Margaret Hudson appeared on the census of 1830 at Boon Twp., Warrick Co., IndianaG; nei. Jonathan Perigo, George Williams, Noe Williams.7 
14 August 1850He and Margaret Hudson appeared on the census of 14 August 1850 at Boon Twp., Warrick Co., IndianaG.4 
Death*5 January 1891He died on 5 January 1891 at Warrick Co., IndianaG, at age 88.8 
Burial*circa 7 January 1891He was buried circa 7 January 1891 at Maple Grove Cemetery, Boonville, Warrick Co., IndianaG.8 


  1. [S648] Indiana Marriages 1811-1959/2007/2019 (index and images), online FamilySearch.org, img 7/64, p. 5 of Book I of Warrick Co. (begins 4 Jun 1819), no. 48; Ezekiel Perigo and Margaret Hudson, m. 7 Mar 1822 by Joseph Williams, JP.
  2. [S523] Marsha Bryant, compiler, "Marsha's Warrick Web", online marshaswarrickweb.com; First Families, Romey Perigo: "Submitted by Sharon Shafer. It was written by Irvin E. Perigo for the Perigo Reunion, Lincoln City Park, September 20, 1936. This story also appeared in one of the local newspapers. Romey Perigo was my 4xgrgrandfather.
    The early history of our family is so full of romance & adventure that it is quite as interesting as many a story told of the early pioneers of America.
    To many of us, the tales we've heard of the first Perigo, whose name was Romey, are more or less a legend.
    The first we know of Romey Perigo was when he was a boy in France, and about 6 or 7 years of age. One day Romey's mother left him to take care of his baby brother for awhile. Romey, becoming tired of his task, accidentally turned over the cradle. Fearing that he would be severely punished for his carelessness, the boy ran away. Just where he wandered or what he did is not known, but not long after he left his home, Romey was picked up by some French sailors who were preparing to sail for America. The boy was unable to tell them anything of himself, except that his name was Romey Perigo. They brought him along with them from France to America.
    We do not know much of the history of Romey from the time of his sailing for America, but it is known that he was cared for by someone in Maryland until he was about 18 years of age. Romey then went to Kentucky, later moving to Indiana - the home for most Perigos. While still young, this first Perigo, Romey, was married to Rhoda Hinman. To this union three children were born. Ezekial was the oldest and was born in 1802. The two others were Jonathan and Samuel. Most of us assembled here today are descendants of these three Perigos. Quite a while after the death of his wife, Rhoda, this first Perigo, Romey, married Rachael McGill. There were four children by this marriage. The oldest was Aunt Jane Bates, followed by Charles and Aunt Mary Davis. The youngest child, Richard, died early in life.
    Of the later generations of Perigos, we have accurate accounts, and find them taking responsible places in the settlement and development of Kentucky, but mainly Indiana. The Perigos of the last hundred years have engaged in farming and a very large number have been teachers. Our people have engaged in various other professions. The Perigos are also well known as singers.
    And wherever one sees a Perigo, he is easily recognized, and a person whom we can be glad to claim - not because of his long nose, but because of his typical Perigo qualities. It is that sincere, honest, and upright spirit which has brought many of us here today.

    Irvin E. Perigo",.
  3. [S1000] HinmanFamily.com, online \www.hinmanfamily.com\, 710. Rhoda Hinman (Mary Harris Hinman, Jonah (Jonas), Edward , Edward, hypothetical Father ) was born 4 Nov 1774 in Newark, Essex Co, NJ. She died 1822 and was buried 1822 in Warrick Co, IN.
    Rhoda married Romey Perigo on 1 Oct 1800 in Ohio Co., KY. Romey was born about 1779 in France. He died 25 May 1830 in Warrick Co. IN and was buried in Hinman Cemetery, Boonville, IN.
    According to http://us-gen.org/in/warrick/firstfamilies/perigoromey.htm, Romey was lost in France and picked up by French sailors who brought him to Maryland.

    They had the following children:
    i Jonathan Perigo, b. 25 Feb 1798 and d. 4 Mar 1844.
    ii Ezekiel Perigo, b. 6 Aug 1802 and d. 5 Jan 1891.
    iii Samuel Hinman Perigo, b. 1804 and d. 3 Jan 1892.

    Some old differences of opinion had Asahel as the son of James. This error was fostered by Royal Hinman in his Genealogy of the Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut (1852), p. 881. See also p. 865 on which he omitted Asahel's birth but showed the birth of his twin Asher. The Goshen vital records clearly show that Asahel and his twin brother were children of Samuel Hinman. Goshen VR Births 1-255.. Hereinafter cited as HinmanFamily.com.
  4. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Ezakiel (48), farmer, b. KY; Pegga (44), b. NC. [img 5/53, fam 12]
  5. [S115] 1820 U.S. Federal Census. Romeo Perigo (26-44); F 26-44) [Rhoda]; M (16-25) [prob. Ezekial], m (10-15) [prob. Samuel]. [Img 5/9]
  6. [S1276] J. Oscar Phillips and Opal Phillips, compilers, Warrick County, Indiana, Marriages, Early Book 1813-1817 and Book I 1818-1847 (n.p.: n.pub.), P. 5 of Book I of Warrick Co., no. 48; Ezekiel Perigo and Margaret Hudson, m. 7 Mar 1822 by Joseph Williams, JP. Hereinafter cited as Warrick County IN Marriages 1817-1847. Online FamilySearch.org.
  7. [S116] 1830 U.S. Federal Census. Ezekiel (20-29); F (20-29) [Margaret]; m (5-9) [Romey]. [sh 262, p 522, img 7/10]
  8. [S1628] FindAGrave.com, online findagrave.com, Shared standing grave marker. Ezekiel Perigo, d. 5 Jan 1891, aged 88y 1m 29d; Margaret, wife of E. Perigo, d. 29 Jun 1878, aged 72y 8m 23d. Maple Grove Cemetery, Boonville, Warrick Co. IN. Memorial# 50203028, created by and photo added by ladyN70.
  9. [S1000] HinmanFamily.com, online www.hinmanfamily.com, Romey Perigo b. 1824, d. in Civil War, Atlanta, Fulton Co, GA.