Eunice WING

Female 1797 - 1863  (65 years)


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  • Name Eunice WING 
    Born 9 Jul 1797  Hinsdale, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 8 Sep 1797  Partridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    LifeSketch History of Eunice Wing  [2
    _FSFTID KWJ1-GDH 
    Died 1863  Three Mile Creek, Box Elder, Utah Territory, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah Territory Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I17  YOUNG, Richard Perry
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2017 

    Father Elisha WING,   b. 3 Mar 1755, Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1835, Hinsdale, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Anna BOARDMAN,   b. 27 Mar 1757, Wethersfield, Hartford, Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1825, Hinsdale, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 6 Nov 1783  Hinsdale, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gustavus Adolphus PERRY,   b. 4 Jan 1797, Wilton, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1868, Three Mile Creek, Box Elder, Utah Territory, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married Abt 1816  Lewis, Essex, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Orrin Alonzo PERRY,   b. 11 Sep 1817, Lewisberry, York, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1901, Perry, Box Elder, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +2. Rosalia Elvira PERRY,   b. 18 Nov 1819, Lewis, Essex, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1841, of , Adams, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
    +3. Amanda Melvina PERRY,   b. 11 Sep 1821, Lewis, Essex, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1864, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    +4. Lorenzo PERRY,   b. 8 May 1824, Lewis, Essex, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1886, Three Mile Creek, Box Elder, Utah Territory, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +5. Henry Elisha PERRY,   b. 24 Aug 1827, Lewis, Essex, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1875, Three Mile Creek, Box Elder, Utah Territory, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     6. Cornelia PERRY,   b. Abt 1830, Lewis, Essex, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1830, Lewis, Essex, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    +7. Lucy Ann PERRY,   b. 20 May 1839, Adams, Adams, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1893, Bennington, Bear Lake, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2009 10:09:00 
    Family ID F16  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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    Histories
    Wing, Eunice
    Wing, Eunice
    Records from Nauvoo Land and Records CD
    July 2006
    Gustavus Adolphus Perry
    Gustavus Adolphus Perry
    Conversion and immigration information about Gustavus Adolphus Perry's family

  • Notes 
    • «u»«b»Life Sketch«/u»«/b»

      History of Eunice Wing

      I, Eunice Wing wish in some way to let my posterity know that I was a person. That I lived, that I was a real flesh and blood little girl, who played and laughed and learned just as all little girls do. That I went to school and church. I had my troubles and joys. That I romanced and loved. I had my dreams and aspirations. But never in my wildest dreams had I any idea that my feet would trod in such strange paths. I am a very vital part of your lives as you are of mine. I am a grandmother in your family chain.

      I write thus because a search of the records reveal very little of my life and doings.«tab»

      I was born 9 July 1797 at Hinsdale, Berkshire, Mass. To Elisha Wing and Anna Boardman. I was taken by my parents to the Congregational Church at partridge, mass and christened 8 Sep 1797 by the Rev William Briggs. My family was very religious and were among those early settlers who came seeking freedom of thought, freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

      I am the seventh child of a family of nine, four sisters and four brothers, all born in Hinsdale, Mass. There was Lydia, Anna, Olive, Abner, Polly, Zeri and Daniel Elishia.

      My Wing emigrant ancestor was John Wing born 1613 at Farmouth, Hants, England. A son of John Wing and Deborah Batchelder. John (1613) married Elizabeth Dillingham in Sandwich, Barnstaple, Mass. Elizabeth was a midwife of the area. She was always helping someone be he friend or stranger. She became know as 'Goody Wing' throughout all the settlements.

      My mother's people were Daniel Boardman and Mary Betts. They came from Claydon, Oxford, England 1641 and settled in Wetherfield, Hartford, Conn.

      When I was growing up in our town, the men hunted, fished, chopped trees, built houses and barns, cleared the land for crops and roads. They swapped stories at the trading post. Served in city and county offices and kept a tight rain on all school and religious affairs. They also fought the Indians.

      The women tended the house and the garden, milked the cows, raised chickens, churned, sewed, corded wool, did the weaving, washed, ironed, cooked and raised the children. They were also the family doctor and nurse as well as being a comfort to their husbands. A good wife obeyed her husband in all things, including her beliefs in God and her attitude toward her fellow man.

      The area comprising Hinsdale was purchased from Boston at auction the 2 June 1782. Nine townships were purchased. It was called Patridgefield from 1771\endash 1806, when it received its present name of Peru.

      Hinsdale was situated on west side of Green mountains, Winsor on the North, Peru on the east, Washington on the south and on the west by Dalton. It is watered by a branch of the Housaeonic River. It contains much valuable meadow. The soil is generally good. This made good grazing for our cattle and cows. The greater part of the inhabitants were farmers. Later sheep were brought in and became a good industry. In 1795 the area was incorporated as a parish of Partridgefield and in 1804 was made into the town of Hinsdale.

      The congregational Church was established with 32 members, 13 males and 19 females. This was the environment into which I made my entrance in 1797.

      In the town at this time there were five school districts for the support of which the sum of from 300 to 350 shillings was set aside. This was to hire teachers who were boarded by the people whose children attended. Wood was also furnished without drawing from the public monies. A select school was kept in winter, which taught higher branches of study.

      In school our main text was the bible and the ever ready stick to keep the unruly boys in line.

      My main accomplishments were reading and writing, learning verses from the Bible and the Catechism. I learned to sew, cook and keep house. The skills of my great grandmother was handed down through the family and these I learned. These skills stood me in good need later on during various events in my life.

      Any pleasures, just for fun were very sparse in my childhood and our social life was very meager, especially viewed in light of the things my posterity find to do. Sunday afternoons were spent quietly reading from my Bible.

      I loved to steal away by myself for a walk or to the bank of a gurgling brook and hide from everyone and just think, or imagine pictures in the clouds floating overhead, listen to the birds, the sun dancing on the leaves or a fish splashing as he jumped for his dinner.

      When I was nineteen I married Gustavus Adolphus Perry, a son of Abijah Perry and Elisabeth Tippets and a grand son of Abijah Perry Sr. A Revolution War Soldier in Capt William Barron's Co. We lived on a farm in Lewis, Essex, N.Y. We had three sons and four daughters; Orin Alonzo, Rosalie Alvira, Melvina Amanda, Cornelia, Lorenzo, Henry Elisha and Lucy Ann, all born in Lewis, Essix, N.Y.

      Our conversion to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints came about in a strange way.

      One dark stormy evening in 1830 the family were all gathered in the kitchen, the latchstring drawn for the night. The front door opened and they heard someone coming through the house toward the kitchen. An old man with a white beard entered. Although it was raining, yet there were no signs of raindrops on his clothes. He said "God bless you" and ask for food and if he could spend the night. We had little food to give him, but I prepared the best I had for him. When he came into the house he was carrying a knapsacks on his back. He opened it and reached in. He took out a small puppy, which he gave to the children. As we sat talking the stranger took a book from his picket and read a few excerpts from it. He told us it was soon to come forth and admonished us to get a copy at the first opportunity. We talked late. He was up early the next morning to be on his way. As he was leaving he promised u we should never want for bread. This promise was literally fulfilled many times. Although it was broad daylight, no one saw him leave. None of the neighbors or townspeople saw him leave, he just disappeared. Some time after this visit two young Saints called at our home with a copy of "the Book of Mormon" My husband bought a copy and we spent much time reading and studying it. We recognized many passages the stranger had read to us. We as a family joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. My husband and I were baptized in 1832 and the children in the years following, so they all had been baptized by the time we arrived in Utah.

      My husband was ordained a High Priest in 1834 in Bolton, N.Y. where we had gathered with a body of the Saints. We both received a blessing at the hands of John Smith at Macadonia, Iowa.

      My blessing promised many wonderful things for both me and my posterity.

      Copy of Eunice Wing Perry's Blessing

      Eunice Perry born Berkshire Co, Mass. AD 1797.

      Because thou hast no father I pronunce upon thy head a Fathers blessing. Thou art of the same lineage as they companion and entitled to the Priesthood in common with him. Thou shalt have a numerous offspring, thy sons shall be mighty men and they shall assist in rolling forth the cause of Zion. Thy daughters shall instruct the children of the Lamanities in many arts and sciences. Thou shall heal the sick in their own homes and among thy own sex, when there is no Elder present.. Thou shalt redeem thy dead friends and share in all the blessings and glories of they companion, and assist in spreading the Feast of Fatlings which the Lord will prepare for all people in His Holy Mount. Thy shall be with thy companion when he shall reign over his kingdom of the Lamanities when they come to Zion. Be faithful dear sister and thou shalt inherit all they hearts desires for it. I seal all upon thy head in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

      I tried to live up to the blessings promised me. I do have a numerous posterity. My sons have been stalwart in stature and in living the gospel. Many have served missions to the Lamanite people, bringing many down into the waters of baptism. My daughters have been nursing mothers and teachers to the Indian women. In early pioneer days taking them into their homes nursing the sick and teaching the mothers how to care for their children.

      After joining the Church of Jesus Christ we left our home in New York and followed the trek of the Saints into western Missouri.. We tarried awhile in Farley, Platte, Mo. And in Pottawattamie Co. Iowa 1848-1851.

      While still in New York State we sent money, $6.00 for the purchase of land in Jackson Co. Mo. For the inheritance of the church. My husband along with Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball and others signed a document forwarding this contributation to the church headquarters.

      I was baptized in 1832. Endowed 28 Jan 1846 at Winter Quarters and sealed to my husband 22 Mar 1847. Wit: Wilford Woodruff, Willard Richards and T. Bullock. And entry is found in index to Salt Lake City and Nauvoo Ordnance records as follows:

      G. A. Perry and Eunice Wing solemnized by President Brigham Young at Winter Quarters, sealed 22 Mar 1847 and the above named witnesses. Quote as above. In 1841 I had the privilege of standing proxy for the baptism of my two sisters, Olive who died as a young woman and Polly who died at age 9.

      Brigham Young organized the Saints to cross the plains and we were assigned to Shadrack Roundy Co. Because of the death of Mr. Roundy we did not cross the plains until 1853 with an independent company.

      When we were finally ready to go west, Lorenzo and our youngest daughter Lucy Ann came with us. Our trip was really not too eventful. Just day after day making as many miles as we could.

      We arrived in Salt Lake City and immediately went to North Cottonwood Ward where we stopped to visit friends and relatives and to decide just where we wanted to settle.

           ---  on FamilySearch  23 Apr 2017



      Maiden surname from Sealing Record
      Eunice Wing in Sealing Record. Birth date from Washing and Anointing Record only and recorded as 8 Jul 1797 in Sealing Record.

      !Eunice's first name was given as Polly on the 1850 census of Iowa.

      !SEALING_SPOUSE: Gustavus Adolphus PERRY; took place at Winter Quarters (now
      Florence, Nebraska).

      !SEALING_SPOUSE: Gustavus Adolphus PERRY; 2nd sealing was performed in the Endowment House on 3 Jul 1876. See Film 183401, Ref 2381.
    • (Research):?? IGI: also shows BORN: 8 Jul 1794.

  • Sources 
    1. [S462] Wing, Eunice, Eunice Wing, "Life Sketch" from History of Euncie Wing, as written by herself. (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S22] FamilySearch (http://new.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://new.familysearch.org)), accessed 18 Jan 2017), entry for Eunice Wing, person ID KWJ1-GDH. (Reliability: 3).