October 10, 1802, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

July 6, 1864, New York, New York.

In early life, Perkins moved to New York, where in 1822 he became editor of the New York Mirror magazine. He is best remembered as a writer of poems, Woodman, Spare That Tree being one of his most famous. His works include:

  1. Man Dieth and Wasteth Away
  2. My Mother’s Bible
  3. Searcher of Hearts, from Mine Erase

Morris’ burial place