Another numerous family of the county is the Perritt family. Of the old Perritts, there were four
brothers known to the writer, viz: David, Joseph, Jesse and John David. David only has left posterity;
he married a Miss Smith, a sister of old Mr. Hugh Smith, and he in turn married a sister of David Perritt
(this latter is according to my information, may be wrong). The old man Perritt raised a family, mostly
sons, David B., Needham, William, Bennett, Jesse, John E. and Asa and one daughter, if no
--A History of Marion County, W.W. Sellers (1902)
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