HISTORIC BRAMWELL, WV PIONEER BANKER

JOHN BENJAMIN PERRY (1865-1935)

John Benjamin Perry was born in 1865 to Nathan Perry & Caroline Jane Patton Perry in Greenbier County WV. At age 36, on Nov. 2 1901, John Benjamin Perry married 25 year old Sadie Bernheim from Newburg NY, the daughter of Samuel & Charlotte Bernheim. They had 4 children: Charlotte Dubois Perry, John Benjamin Perry Jr, Caroline Perry, and Helen Swift Perry.

In 1902, the President of the Bank of Bramwell, Isaac T. Mann had what is known as the Perry House built beside the Bramwell Bank. This was done to get John Benjamin Perry to relocate from Greenbrier County to Bramwell (Mercer County) and work at the bank. John Perry was one of the Bank of Bramwell's first cashiers. (He was also the secretary for the Bramwell Water Company).

The Historic Perry House in Bramwell, WV was occupied by members of the members of the Perry family for 80 years until 1982. The house later became a Bed & Breakfast in the 1990s. The Perry house was Built in 1902. The house is a 3-story red brick square dwelling with large cross gables. The porch stretches across the entire front of the house. It is in the Revival Tudor style. It sits on Main Street (Brick Steet).

JOHN BENJAMIN PERRY:

BIRTH: 2 Dec 1865 Fort Spring, Greenbrier County, WV

DEATH: 12 Dec 1935 (aged 70), Bramwell, Mercer County, WV

BURIAL: Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell, Mercer County, WV

SADIE BERNHEIM PERRY:

BIRTH: 24 Feb 1879. Newburgh, Orange County, NY

DEATH: 30 Mar 1945 (aged 69), Bramwell, Mercer County, WV

BURIAL: Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell, Mercer County, WV

WIFE OF BANKER JOHN BENJAMIN PERRY: SADIE BERNHEIM PERRY

Sadie B. Perry's life was captured by the 1940 U.S. Census:
Sadie B. Perry was born about 1879. In 1940, she was 61 years old and lived in Bramwell, Rock District, West Virginia, with her 2 daughters: Caroline
P. Perry (Age 30) and Helen S. Perry (Age 27)

HISTORIC PERRY HOUSE

JOHN PERRY - FIND-A-GRAVE

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