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Perkins and Vert family papers

 Collection — Folder: S0795
Identifier: S0795

Scope and Contents

This collection includes an inventory of the personal estate of William Perkins of Lawrence County, Indiana (January 31, 1853); an indenture from James Hall of Indianapolis to John F. Vert of Marion County, Indiana regarding a lease of a sawmill in Lawrence Township in Marion County (June 27, 1853); a discharge paper for William H. Vert after completing his one year service with Company B, 150th Illinois Infantry Regiment (January 16, 1866); and a letter written by Lurania Goodman from Grayson (Marshall Township), Indiana to her niece, Mrs. Jenny Kinney that relates family news (June 17, 1895).


  • 1853-1895


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

William Perkins (1798-1852) was a farmer in Lawrence County, Indiana. His daughter, Mary Polly (1819-1903) married John F. Vert on January 6, 1839. Their son, William H. (1843-1937), served from January 25, 1865 to January 16, 1866 in Company B, 150th Regiment of the Illinois Infantry. William's sister, Julia, had a son named Charles W. Kinney and his wife's name was Jenny Kinney. Lurania Goodman (1823-1896?) was also a daughter of William Perkins and was a lifelong resident of Lawrence County.


Information within collection. "William Perkins." 1850 United States Federal Census. Accessed February 23, 2017. "John F Vert." 1860 United States Federal Census. Accessed February 23, 2017. "John F. Vert." Indiana Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993. Accessed February 23, 2017. "Mary Vert." Find a Grave Index.Accessed February 23, 2017.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Roy Lacy on 1955/06/23.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/02/24 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/02/24 by Laura Eliason.


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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.