James Madison Perrin
Dr. James Madison Perrin was born in Garrard County, Kentucky October
2, 1813.  He studied medicine under his brother, Isaac Newton, and then
graduated at Columbus, Ohio in the first class of 7 in 1839.  He then
married Temperance Ann Elizabeth Virginia Gardner on April 6, 1841 in
Tennessee.  Prior to July 1, 1845, he came to Peters Colony (Texas) with
brothers Isaac and William, as a family man, but left before receiving a
land certificate.  Hunt County, Texas, land records show that he obtained
4 and a half sections of land in and around the area that became Celeste.

In 1850 his son, Columbus, was born on a Mississippi steamboat during a
trip to Tennessee.  James and his family, with Columbus, are listed in the
1850 census for Weakley County, Tennessee.

In 1852 James buried his son, Columbus, in the Compton Cemetery, south
of Roxton, Lamar Co., Texas.  Isaac had already buried two sons there,
John G. in 1850, and James M. in 1852.  The Compton Cemetery would
eventually be the resting place of Isaac and his wife Louisa Anne Carney,  
and two more of Isaac's sons, Galen and Christopher Columbus; and C.C.'s
wife, Ella Braly.

James was listed in the 1860 census in Titus Co., Tx as a farmer with his
family.  The household included his wife, T.A.E. Virginia, and children
Alfred C., Catharine, Victoria, Susan, and James Ed.  In 1861, they had
another son, William Joseph.  James appears also in the 1870 Titus Co.
census as a "Physician retired" with children Susan, James, William and
Alfred as an adult (James' wife is not listed).   In 1875, the portion of Titus
County where they resided was formed into Franklin Co.  The 1880
Franklin Co. Census lists James M. Perrin as a Physician with Susan and
William Joseph as the only family remaining there.

James Madison Perrin, his wife, and other family members are buried at
Perrin Family Cemetery in Franklin County, Texas.  The cemetery
is on the land once owned by the Perrin family.
Alfred Curtis
James Edward
William Joseph
Son of
Dr. J.M. & VA
Jan. 5, 1850
Oct. 1852
Columbus Perrin was born on a Mississippi
steamboat. He died in Lamar County, Texas
and is buried at Compton Cemetery near
Roxton in Lamar County, TX.
see above
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Dallas Morning News, Sept. 18, 1890
The county where he was born is Garrard County,
Joyce Newton Fuller, great great grandaughter of
James M. Perrin, received the above certificate
from the
Daughters of the Republic of Texas
on February 19, 2008.