Written: March 6, 1818
NW quarter of Section 9, township 3 S, Range 8W, of the 4th Prime Meridian
For service in the War of 1812
The Adams County histories all record Justus I Perigo as the first white settler in Adams County. One records a story that he also brought the first white wife, having courted her with his claim of owning 160 acres with 1,000 blooming, productive apple trees. True, except they were all wild crabapple trees! Poor wife!