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Society of Indiana Pioneers

This is a list of pioneers who settled in Perry County. Some settlers stayed, some moved on. This is not a complete list and more are added as they are discovered. If you have further information to add, or have questions about a family listed here, please contact Molly Hall, geneaology director, with our online form.


Ancestor Report for Perry County

Peter Adams; b. Kentucky, ca. 1788; To Perry Co., by 1820

Thomas Green Alvey; born in Maryland came to Perry County, IN from Kentucky around 1811

Reuben Frederick Bates; b. 1792; To Perry Co., by 1812

Charlotte Claycomb Bryant; b. Perry Co., 1813

Baizer (Balser) Claycomb; b. Germany, 1745.50; To Perry Co. from Kentucky, 1820

Drusilia James Claycomb; b. Virginia?, ca. 1782; To Perry Co. from Kentucky, 1810

John Claycomb; b. Pennsylvania?, ca. 1770; To Perry Co. from Virginia, 1810-16

Nancy Walker Colby; b. Kentucky, 1811; To Perry Co., by 1813

Terrence Connor; b. Virginia; To Perry Co. from Kentucky, by 1815
(In War of Revolution)

Jacob Crist (Criss); To Perry Co. from Kentucky, by 1811

John Crist; b, Kentucky, 1793; To Perry Co., ca. 1813
(In Battle of Tippecanoe)

Nancy Crist; b. N. Carolina; To Perry Co. from Kentucky, ca. 1813

Priscella Reed Rowe Crist; b. Maryland, ca. 1774; To Perry Co. from Kentucky, by 1811

Thomas Cummings; To Perry Co. from Kentucky, ca. 1807
(In War of Revolution)

Uriah Cummings; b. Virginia ca. 1785; To Perry Co. born Kentucky, ca. 1810

Jacob Davis; To Perry Co. from Kentucky, 1817

Joseph Drinkwater, Sr.; b. England, 1778; To Perry Co. from Virginia, by 1816

Joseph Drinkwater, Jr.; b. Virginia, 1812; To Perry Co., 1814

Hiram Esarey; b. Perry Co., 1813

John Esarey (Essary): b. England, Wales, or Pennsylvania, 1744: To Perry Co. from Kentucky. 1810
(In War of Revolution)

Barbara Flie Black Faulkenborough: b. South Carolina, ca. 1790: To Perry Co. from Kentucky. ca. 1816

Cassandria Crist Faulkenborough; b. Perry Co., 1811

James Faulkenborouh (Falkenburg): b. South Carolina, 1785: To Perry Co. from Kentucky. ca. 1816

William Faulkenborough; b. Kentucky, ca. 1814; To Perry Co., ca. 1816

John S. Frakes, Jr.: b. Kentucky, 1786: To Perry Co., by 1817

Casper S. Gardner; b. Perry Co., 1823

Robert Gardner; b. Pennsylvania, 1790; To Perry Co. from Ohio, 1821

John S. Gilliland; b. Perry Co., 1801-02

Daniel Goble; b. Perry Co., 1821

Louisa Lanman Goble; b. Perry Co., 1825

Isaac Hardin (Harding); b. Perry Co., 1825-26

Samuel Harding: b. Kentucky, 1789; To Perry by 1815

Frances "Fanny" Brewner Harris; b. Kentucky, ca. 1792; To Perry Co., 1818

James Harris; b. Perry Co., 1818

Mary Adams Harris; b. Perry Co., 1825

Nathaniel Harris; b. 1775-94; To Perry Co. from Kentucky. by 1818

Daniel Hays: b. 1797; To Perry Co., by 1822

Abraham Hiley, Sr.: b. Virginia. 1757: To Perry Co. from Kentucky. 1803
(In War of Revolution) (Survived Lochry massacre)

Abraham Hiley, Jr.: b. Kentucky. ca. 1797; To Perry Co., 1803

Eda Hinton Hiley; b, Kentucky; To Perry Co., 1813

Mary "Polly" Riley: To Perry Co. from Kentucky, 1803

Daniel Hinton; b. Maryland or Kentucky, ca. 1775; To Perry Co. from Kentucky, 1813

Rachael Banfield Hinton: b. Maryland or Kentucky; To Perry Co. from Kentucky, 1813

William Nix (Hicks); b. Virginia. 1775; To Perry Co. from Kentucky, prior to 1815

Joshua Brannon Huckeby: b. Virginia. 1802: To Perry Co. from Kentucky. 1823

James Kellems: b. Tennessee, 1786: To Perry Co., prior to 1815
(To Crawford Co. by 1820) (Justice of peace)

Catherine Keysacker; To Perry Co. from Kentucky, by 1820

George Keysacker: b. Pennsylvania. 1749-50: To Perry Co. from Kentucky, by 1820
(To Crawford Co., 1821) (In War of Revolution)

William Keysacker; b. Kentucky, 1802; To Perry Co., by 1820
(To Crawford Co., by 1821)

Peter Kinder; b. Kentucky, ca. 1795; To Perry Co., 1820
(In War of 1812)

Elias Lanman; b. Perry Co., 1817

James Lanman; b. Virginia, 1752; To Perry Co. from Kentucky, 1815
(In War of Revolution)

John Lanman; b. North Carolina, 1783; To Perry Co. from Kentucky, by 1817

Martha Thrasher Lanman: b. Virginia, 1788: To Perry Co. from Kentucky, by 1817

Nancy L Miller Lanman; b. Perry Co., 1820

Sytha Blake Summers Lanman: b. North Carolina?. 1756: To Perry Co. from Kentucky. ca. 1815

David Main; b. Connecticut. 1797; To Perry Co., by 1817

Samuel Main; b. Connecticut. ca. 1765; To Perry Co. from Pennsylvania, by 1815

Lemuel Mallory: b. Connecticut, 1763; To Perry Co. from New York. 1809
(In War of Revolution)

Nancy Ann Woodson Mattingly; b. Maryland. ca. 1801: To Perry Co. from Kentucky. by 1820

Thomas Mattingly: b. Mississippi, ca. 1798: To Perry Co. from Kentucky. by 1820

James McDaniel, Sr.; To Perry Co., 1814
(Perty and Spencer Co. Judge)

James McDaniel. Jr.: b. Virginia?, 1765; To Perry Co. from Ohio. by 1815
(Donated land for county seat at Troy)

Charles Miler (Myler): b. Virginia?; To Perry Co. from Kentucky. by 1824

Abraham Miller; b. Pennsylvania, 1786; To Perry Co. from Kentucky, by 1820

John M. Miller; b. Maryland or Ohio. ca. 1795: To Perry Co. from Ohio, by 1815
{Baptist minister}

Samuel Miller; b. Kentucky, ca. 1794; To Perry Co., by 1820

Thomas Mills: b. Virginia, ca. 1795; To Perry Co., ca. 1823

Robert C. Mosby; b. Kentucky, 1770?; To Perry Co.. 1806-13

Mary Eliza Keysacker Myler; b. Kentucky, 1810; To Perry Co., by 1820
(To Crawford Co., l821)

Thomas Myler; b. Virginia, 1806-09; To Perry Co. from Kentucky. by 1824
(In Civil War)

Charles Polk; b. Pennsylvania. 1770; To Perry Co. from Kentucky. 1808
(Member 1816 Constitutional Convention) (Baptist minister)

Thomas Polke; b. Pennsylvania, 1768; To Perry Co. from Kentucky. 1813
(Associate Judge; County Commissioner)

James Reily; b. Virginia. 1781: To Perry Co. from Kentucky. 1817
(Judge) (Teacher)

Ebenezer Richardson; b. Maryland, 1785; To Perry Co. from Kentucky, 1815

Thomas Richardson: b. Virginia. 1762: To Perry Co. from Kentucky, ca. 1812
(In War of Revolution)

Nancy Ann Simonson Sandage; b. S. Carolina, 1788: To Perry Co., 1812

Thomas Sandage: b. S. Carolina, 1776: To Perry Co., ca. 1812
(Baptist minister: Founded Gilead Baptist Church at Millstone)

Adam Shoemaker; b. Pennsylvania, 1779; To Perry Co. from Kentucky, ca. 1814
(Baptist minister)

John Chapman Shoemaker: b, Perry Co., 1826
(Member State Legislature)

Arad L. Simons: b. Connecticut. 1783: To Perry Co. from Kentucky. 1809

Comfort Walker Springer; b. Pennsylvania?. 1790-1800; To Perry Co. from Kentucky. prior to 1810

John Stephenson: b. Scotland; To Perry Co. from Kentucky. by 1808
(Judge; Justice of peace)

Ann Howell Stonemets; b. Pennsylvania, 1767: To Perry Co. from Ohio. by 1820

Casper Stonemets; b. ca. 1765; To Perry Co. from Pennsylvania, by 1820

John Daniel Taylor; b. Virginia. ca. 1770; To Perry Co. from Kentucky. 1814

Elias Terry; b. Virginia, 1807; To Perry Co., 1815

Esther Brown Terry; b. Virginia?; To Perry Co. from Ohio, ca. 1815

John Terry; b. ca. 1755; To Perry Co. from Virginia, 1815
(In War of Revolution)

Mary Po11y Claycomb Thompson; b. Kentucky, 1802; To Perry Co., 1810

Joseph Tobin; b. Virginia, 1788; To Perry Co., 1818
{In War of 1812)

Polly Creager Woodson Trenary; b. Holland: To Perry Co. from Kentucky, 1816

Delilah Phillips Walker; b. Pennsylvania, ca. 1774; To Perry Co. from Kentucky, ca. 1810

Robert Walker; b. Pennsylvania. 1740: To Perry Co. from Kentucky. prior to 1810

Henry Weatherholt; b. Kentucky, 1796; To Perry Co., 1808

Jacob Weatherholt; b. Pennsylvania, 1758; To Perry Co. from Kentucky. 1807
(In War of Revolution)

Elizabeth Wheatley; born in South Carolina came to Perry County, IN from Kentucky around 1820.  Moved to Dubois Co., IN by 1840.

John Wheatley; born in Virginia came to Perry County, IN from Kentucky around 1820 and moved to Dubois Co., IN by 1840.

William R. Wheeler: b. Perry Co, 1826

John Winchel (Winchell): b. New York, 1760; To Perry Co, 1809
(In War of Revolution)

Smith Winchell; b. New York, 1786; To Perry Co, 1809