In 1850, he was living in Clinton Township, Putnam County, Indiana. 
|Mary A Perkins||F||11||Indiana|
1860 Census : He is living in Clinton Township, Putnam County, Indiana, United States
In the 1880 Census, the household was in Raub, Benton, Indiana, United States. 
|Ire Perkins||Self||M||41||Indiana, United States|
|Emma Perkins||Wife||F||32||Ohio, United States|
|Dorry Perkins||Daughter||F||14||Indiana, United States|
|Anne Perkins||Daughter||F||11||Michigan, United States|
|Mary Saiah Perkins||Daughter||F||11||Indiana, United States|
|Ella Perkins||Daughter||F||8||Indiana, United States|
|Coyry Perkins||Daughter||F||4||Indiana, United States|
|Samuel Perkins||Son||M||1||Indiana, United States|
Ira Perkins is a native of Putnam County, Indiana, and was born August 10, 1841. His parents were William and Maria Perkins, who were natives of Delaware. William Perkins was born May 20, 1815, and Mrs. Perkins, February 4, 1815. They were married in Delaware, and thence moved to Putnam County, Indiana. The family was composed of nine children -Mary A., Ira, George, Wesley, Lydia, Hannah, William, Elam and Oren.
Our subject, Ira Perkins, enlisted July 18, 1862, in the Eighteenth Indiana Artillery, and was discharged July 2, 1865, at Indianapolis. After returning to Putnam County, he married April 18, 1866, Miss Sarah A. Gibson, and the same year moved to this county (Benton), where they purchased and settled on the identical farm on which he now lives. Mrs. Perkins died September 4, 1877. On the 16th of May, 1878, he was married to Emma M. Loyer, from which alliance sprang a family of six children -Dora B., Mary J., Maria E., Carrie A., Samuel (deceased), and Emery.
Raub was laid out by merchant and livestock-dealer Adams D. Raub on April 8, 1872 near the railroad which had been completed through the area the previous year. Originally consisting of 71 lots, its first house was that of Ira Perkins (which predated the railroad). 
Ira died on December 1, 1899 in Raub, Benton County, Indiana. 
Burial: Fleming Cemetery, Benton County, Indiana. 
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