John & Louvenia Perry Family 1910

November 30, 2009 at 11:59 pm 2 comments

1910 United States Federal Census John Perry Family

Name: John Perry (Farmer)
Age: 42
Estimated birth year: abt 1868
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father’s Birth Place: Alabama
Mother’s Birth Place: Alabama
Spouse’s name: Louvenia (Laborer)
Home in 1910: Marion, Perry, Alabama (Uniontown Road)
Marital Status: Married
Race: Black
Gender: Male

Household Members: Name Age
John Perry
Louvenia Perry

Ludie J Perry
Emma Perry
Alonzo Perry
Lizzie King (Hired Woman)


John Perry “Big Poppa” and Louvenia (Lula) Perry are my great-grandparents.

Family stories say the Perry family is mixed with Indian and Black. Their Indian ancestors came from the land near the Warrior and Cohabee (Cahaba) Rivers, and were farmers and basket makers. I have visited some of the places mentioned in memory. Grandma Muggie is also said to have been mixed with Indian.

Their daughter, Ora Dee Perry, married Robert (Bud, Spicey) Ford (also called by “Martin”), these are my grandparents.

“Many Native Americans welcomed African Americans into their villages. Even as slaves many African Americans became part of a family group, and many intermarried with Native Americans. Many later became classified as Black Indians” In Alabama, some Indians married into Black families to avoid removal and persecution.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. James  |  May 11, 2012 at 4:26 am

    I’m trying to see if these are my Great -Grandparents Louvenia was my Grandmothers Mother. Louvenia died April 24,1971.

  • 2. James  |  May 11, 2012 at 4:29 am

    Not Louvenia but Carrie died April 24, 1971. Sorry.


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