Ira Perkins

Ira Perkins (1841 - 1899)

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Ira Perkins
Born in Clinton, Putnam, Indianamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married (to ) in Putnam County, Indiana, USAmap [uncertain]
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Raub, Benton County, Indiana, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 27 Nov 2014
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Ira Perkins served in the United States Civil War.
Enlisted: Jul 18, 1862
Mustered out: Jul 2, 1865
Side: USA
Regiment(s): Indiana 18th Artillery

In 1850, he was living in Clinton Township, Putnam County, Indiana. [1]

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
William Perkins M 35 Delaware
Maria Perkins F 35 Delaware
Mary A Perkins F 11 Indiana
Ira Perkins M 9 Indiana
George Perkins M 7 Indiana
Misny Perkins M 4 Indiana
Lydia Perkins F 2 Indiana

1860 Census [2]: He is living in Clinton Township, Putnam County, Indiana, United States

Household Sex Age Birthplace
Wm Purkins M 45 De
Marier Purkins F 45 De
Mary Purkins F 21 Ind
Ira Purkins M 18 Ind
George Purkins M 16 Ind
Wesley Purkins M 14 Ind
Liddy Purkins F 12 Ind
Hanna Purkins F 10 Ind
William Purkins M 8 Ind
Ervin Purkins M 4 Ind
Oran Purkins M 1 Ind

In the 1880 Census, the household was in Raub, Benton, Indiana, United States. [3]

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
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[4], 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.[5]

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). [6]

Ira died on December 1, 1899 in Raub, Benton County, Indiana. [7]

Burial: Fleming Cemetery, Benton County, Indiana. [8]


  1. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 November 2014), Ira Perkins in household of William Perkins, Clinton, Putnam, Indiana, United States; citing family 1226, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2015), William Purkins in entry for Wm Purkins, 1860.
  3. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 24 August 2017), Emma Perkins in household of Ire Perkins, Raub, Benton, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 1, sheet 254B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0266; FHL microfilm 1,254,266.
  4. "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 January 2016), Ira Perkins and Sarah A Gibson, 18 Apr 1866; citing Putnam, Indiana, United States, various county clerk offices, Indiana; FHL microfilm 1,315,786.
  6. "The Full Wiki." Raub, Indiana : Wikis (The Full Wiki). Accessed May 22, 2017.,_Indiana.
  7. "Indiana Death Index, 1882-1920," database, FamilySearch ( : 3 December 2014), Ira Perkins, 01 Dec 1899, Raub, Indiana; from "Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920," database, Ancestry ( : 2003); citing "The source of this record is the book CSS-2 on page 113 within the series produced by the Indiana Works Progress Administration." County Health Office, Benton.
  8. Ira Perkins (1841 - 1899) - Find A Grave: Memorial #50801380. Accessed March 28, 2017

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