Perkins, Tarrant A.

Born: 1809-08-17 Hopkinton, New Hampshire

Died: 1881-09-27 Tremont, Illinois

Flourished: Tremont, Illinois

Tarrant A. Perkins was a physician and military surgeon. He received his pre-medical education at Phillips Exeter Academy. Perkins studied medicine with physicians in Concord, New Hampshire, and he attended Pittsfield Medical College in Massachusetts. After receiving his medical diploma, Perkins moved to Quebec, where he opened a medical practice in Richmond. In 1833, he married Mary Lovejoy, with whom he had four children. Perkins moved his family to Tazewell County, Illinois, opening a medical practice in Tremont, In 1850, he was living and practicing medicine in Tremont and owned real estate valued at $400. In the 1850s, Perkins moved his family and medical practice to Chicago, Illinois. In 1860, he was living in Chicago's Fifth Ward and owned real property valued at $1,000. From September 1861 to March 1862, Perkins served as a surgeon in the U.S. volunteers.

C. C. Lord, Life and Times in Hopkinton, N. H. (Concord, NH: Republican Press, 1890), 449; New Hampshire Registrar of Vital Statistics, Index to births, early to 1900, New Hampshire Registrar of Vital Statistics, Concord, New Hampshire; Gabriel Drouin, comp., Drouin Collection (Montreal: Institut Généalogique Drouin); Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Tremont, Tazewell County, IL, 140; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Ward 5, Chicago, Cook County, IL, 79; Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1903), 1:784; Gravestone, Mount Hope Cemetery, Tremont, IL.