Submitted by Donna Manley - 4⁄20⁄1997
Andrew PERRY was born in 1797, in Ohio, according to later censuses. His wife Nancy WOLF was born in Ohio, also. They married in Wayne Co, Indiana 16 Feb 1837. Andrew may have had an earlier marriage, as he had children born before this point.
The first boy of Nancy and Andrew was named Henry. Siblings include Minerva J. and Rachel (who may have been twins), Mary E., Albert, Lorinda, Sally Ann, Eli, William M. and Nancy E. All children were born in Indiana.
In 1840, Andrew Perry is in Wayne Co Ind census, in Washington Twp. Slightly younger and living close by are Samuel and Milton Perry. Samuel lives with an older woman, possibly his mother?
In 1850, Andrew appears in the 1850 census in LaPorte County, Indiana. Remaining in Wayne Co. are Milton, Samuel and Lewis. I feel that Andrew has a tie to these Perrys as he was a blacksmith and so Lewis. Lewis and Andrew both had twins.
Andrew moved to Mercer Co. Illinois and worked as a blacksmith. He died sometime between 1853 and 1855. His widow remarried, to a William SABIN