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  4) Emma Jane Keesling:
                 born 23 Oct 1870 Stones Crossing, Johnson, IN; 
                 died 28 Jun 1942 Stones Crossing, Johnson, IN; obituary;
                 death certificate; cause of death: arterosclerosis, diabetes;
                 buried Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo;   
                 census records for Emma;
                 married Frank Tilford Perkins on 16 Sep 1891 Johnson Co, IN
                            (born 27 May 1868 Morgantown, Morgan, IN; 
                            died 21 Jan 1908 White River, Johnson, IN; death notice;
                            death certificate; cause of death: diabetic coma;  
                            buried Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo
                            no draft card found;
son of Bery F Perkins and Hariett Hickey)
                 marriage certificate for Emma and Frank;
                 children:
                     1) Clancy C Perkins - born 30 Aug 1892 White River Twp, Johnson, IN; 
                             died 15 Dec 1953 Indianapolis, Marion, IN; obituary
                             death certificate; cause of death: coronary occlusion, acute heart failure;   
                             buried Washington Park North Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion, IN; crypt photo;
                             WWI and WWII draft registration cardscensus records for Clancy;
                             signature:

                             

                              married Frances Ethel Peffley on 23 Jun 1915 Louisville, Jefferson, KY
                                            (born 12 Aug 1895 Bridgeton, Parke, IN;
                                            died
20 Aug 1971 Danville, Hendricks, IN; obituary;
                                            death certificate; cause of death: carcinoma of pancreas, metastatic;   
                                            buried Washington Park North Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion, IN; crypt photo
                                            daughter of Robert Peffley (1868-08 May 1938) and Jennie Lola Belt (1874-10 Nov 1957);
                                            Robert and Jennie buried Clear Run Cemetery, Bridgeton, Parke, IN; tombstone photo)
                             marriage record for Clancy and Frances;   
                             children: 
                                   1) Jack Tilford Perkins - born 27 Mar 1916 Indianapolis, Marion, IN; birth certificate;   
                                             died 12 Sep 1981
Danville, Hendricks, IN; obituary; death record;  
                                             death certificate; cause of death: stroke, cerebral arteriosclerosis; 
                                             buried Washingto
n Park North Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion, IN; crypt photo;
                                             census records for Jack; WWII draft registration;  
                                             Jack married (1) Margaret Lavon McKenzie on 29 Jun 1940 Indianapolis, Marion, IN (living?);
                                             marriage record for Jack and Margaret;
                                             children? 

                                             Jack married (2) Mary Bernice Fogleson on 28 Dec 1952 Marion Co, IN 
                                                        (born 02 Dec 1915 Toledo, Lucas, OH;
                                                        died 04 Feb 2000 IN Greenwood, Johnson, IN; death record; obituary;
                                                        death certificate; cause of death: carcinoma of ovary;
                                                        buried Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood, Johnson, IN;
                                                        Social Security record;
                                                        Mary also married ____ Curtis;
                                                        daughter of William O Fogleson (1885-1960; buried Estates of Serenity, Marion, Grant, IN; tombstone photo) and
                                                        Mary Alice Circle (20 Aug 1890 IN-31 Oct 1984 IN; buried Washington Park East, Indianapolis, Marion, IN;  
                                                        Mary married (2) ____ McKay));
                                             marriage record for Jack and Mary;
                                             children?
                                             Jack married (3) Carrie E Johnson (likely not maiden name) on 26 Mar 1965 Indianapolis, Marion, IN (living?);
                                             marriage record for Jack and Carrie;
                                             children?
                                             Jack married (4)
Etta Viola Caldwell on 02 Jun 1978 Rochester, Fulton, IN
                                                       (born 10 Mar 1910 Westmoreland, Sumner, TN;
                                                       died 23 Jan 1991 Indianapolis, Marion, IN; obituary
                                                       death certificate; cause of death: brain death, hypertension, right incraparenchymal hemorrhage;
                                                       buried Maple Hill Cemetery, Plainfield, Hendricks, IN; tombstone photo;
                                                       daughter of John
Wesley Caldwell (10 Apr 1862 TN- Apr 1912 TN) and
                                                       Francis Jane Anderson (23 Jun 1870 TN-28 Nov 1945 TN);
                                                       John and Francis buried Caldwell Cemetery, Sumner Co, TN; tombstone photo;
                                                       Etta married (1) Vernon Winings)
                                             marriage record for Jack and Etta;  
                                             no indication of children

                                   2) Robert Paul Perkins - born 26 Apr 1918 Indianapolis, Marion, IN; birth certificate;
                                             died 05 Sep 199
4 Indianapolis, Marion, IN; obituary;
                                             death certificate
; cause of death: fulminate acute lymphatic leukemia, renal failure, etc.;  
                                             burie
d Washington Park North Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion, IN; crypt photo
                                            
U.S. Army - WWII;
                                             census records for RobertSocial Security record;

                                             married Mabel Lou
ise Hirstein on 25 May 1946 Marion Co, IN (living?);
                                             marriage record for Robert and Mabel 
                                             children:
                                                  1) Stephen
Wayne (Dr) Perkins - living?;
                                                                married C
hristine Lynn Clauss on 04 Apr 1975 Indianapolis, Marion, IN (living?);
                                                                marriage record for Stephen and Christine
                                                                children:
                                                                       1)
Stephen Bradley Perkins - living?; married?; children?
                                                  2)
Robert Lewis Perkins - living?;
                                                                Robert married (1) Violetta Malina Arczynska on 15 Nov 1989 Indianapolis, Marion, IN (living?);
                                                                marriage record for Robert and Violetta;  
                                                                divorced Oct 1992
                                                                children?
                                                                Robert marri
e
d (2) Doris E VanCurler on 24 Jun 1993 Avon, Hendricks, IN (living?);
                                                                marriage record for Robert and Doris;  
                                                                children?
                                                  3) Sally Jo Perkins - living?;
                                                                Sally married
(1) Theodore Farquhar Holland on 26 Jun 1971 Indianapolis, Marion, IN (living?);
                                                                marriage record for Sally and Theodore;  
                                                                divorced Apr 1995;
                                                                children?
                                                                Sally married (2) Thomas E Robison on 09 May 2000 Indianapolis, Marion, IN (living?);
                                                                marriage record for Sally and Theodore

                                                                children?

                     2) Clyde Perkins - born 27 Aug 1894 Johnson Co, IN; birth record;
                             died 01 Feb 1957 Speedway, Marion, IN; obituary;
                             death certificate
; cause of death: coronary thrombosis;  
                             buried Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo;
                             WWI and WWII draft registration cardscensus records for Clyde;
                             signature:

                              ;   

                              married Goldie Marie Weddle on 22 Oct 1927 Hancock Co, IN
                                      (born 15 Dec 1904 Spencer, Owen, IN; birth record;
                                      died 10 Jan 1991 Speedway, Marion, IN; obituary;
                                      death certificate; cause of death: leukemia, polycythemia rubra vera;   
                                      buried Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo
                                      Goldie married (2) Eugene Leon Duncan on 20 Nov 1964 Hendrocks Co, IN;
                                      daughter of James D Weddle (19 Jun 1869 IN-05 Apr 1947 Marion Co, IN;  
                                      buried Chambersville Cemetery, Spencer, Owen, IN - tombstone photo) and 
                                      Amy VanDeventer (12 Jul 1883 IN-10 Jul 1964 Spencer Co, IN));
                             marriage record for Clyde and Goldie;  
                             children: 
                                   1) Betty Lou Perkins - living?; married ____ Byram (living?); children?
                                   2) Loretta Marie Perkins - living?; married ____ Chasteen (living?); children? 
                     3) Dale Perkins - born 02 Sep 1896 Stones Crossing, Johnson, IN; birth record;
                             died 28 Nov 1968 Cleveland, Bolivar, MS; obituary
                             buried New Cleveland Cemetery, Cleveland, Bolivar, MS; tombstone photo;        
                             WWI draft registration card; census records for Dale; signature:

                            

                              Dale married (1) Dorothy Cardwell 25 Jul 1916 Hamilton Co, IN
                                            
(born 10 Aug 1896 Canada;
                                             died 07 Aug 1922 Indianapolis, Marion, IN;
                                             death certificate; cause of death: cardiac dilitation;  
                                             buried unknown cemetery, Eagletown, Hamilton, IN;
                                             daughter of Andrew Cardwell and Elizabeth Lucas)
                             marriage record for Dale and Dorothy;  
                             children: 
                                  1) Lloyd George Perkins - born 30 Sep 1918 Indianapolis, Marion, IN; birth certificate;  
                                            died 20 Mar 1980 Sacramento Co, CA; death notice; death record;  
                                            buried Camellia Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA; tombstone photo;
                                            U.S. Army (03 Feb 1941-07 Mar 1943); enlistment record;
                                            census records for Lloyd; Social Security application;  
                                            married Irene ____ (living?);
                                            children:
                                                1) Robin Perkins - living?; married?; children?
                                  2) Betty Alice Perkins - born 04 Sep 1920 Indianapolis, Marion, IN; birth certificate;
                                             died 28 Oct 1992 Indianapolis, Marion, IN; obituary
                                             death certificate; cause of death: urosepsis, UTI, fracture right femur, coronary artery disease;
                                             buried Washington Park East, Indianapolis, Marion,
IN; burial (unmarked);
                                             Social Security record;
                                             married ____ Taylor (living?);
                                             children
                                                1) Larry "Augie" Taylor - living?; married?; children? 
                                  3) Lucile Perkins - born 13 Aug 1921 Indianapolis, Marion, IN; birth certificate;  
                                             died 20 Jun 1923 Indianapolis, Marion, IN;
                                             death certificate; cause of death: laryngeal and nasal diptheria;
                                             buried Little Eagle Creek Cemetery, Eagletown, Hamilton, IN; 
                                  4) Dale Jr Perkins - born 20 Jul 1922 Indianapolis, Marion, IN; birth certificate;  
                                             died 26 Apr 1923 Indianapolis, Marion, IN;  
                                             death certificate; cause of death: lobar pneumonia;
                                             buried Little Eagle Creek Cemetery, Eagletown, Hamilton, IN; 

                          These two children are listed as survivors of Dale Perkins, but they cannot be Dorothy's children. They are possibly Jane's children:

                                   5) Janet Dale Perkins - living?; married ____ Cloud (living?); children? 
                                  6) Dewey Rodney Perkins - living?; married?; children?     
                             Dale married (2) Jane Smith
                                         (born 1920;
                                         died 09 Oct 1985 Cleveland, Bolivar, MS; obituary;  
                                         buried New Cleveland Cemetery, Cleveland, Bolivar, MS; tombstone photo
                                         Jane also married Robert Jones);
                             children?
                     4) Ruby Vesper Perkins - born 09 Mar 1898 Greenwood, Johnson, IN; birth record (states 09 Feb 1898);  
                             died 27 Oct 1985 South Bend, St Joseph, IN; obituaries;
                             death certificate; cause of death: pulmonary embolism, fixation of left hip and recumbancy;   
                             buried Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo;
                             census records for Ruby;   
                             married Tull Sullivan Marvin on 11 Jun 1961 South Bend, St Joseph, IN (can't find this record)
                                       (born 31 Jan 1881
Idaville, White, IN;
                                       died 04 Dec 1972
South Bend, St Joseph, IN; obituary;
                                       death certificate; cause of death: hypostatic pneumonia, congestive heart failure;  
                                       buried St Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger, St Joseph, IN; tombstone photo;
                                       WWI and WWII draft registration cards; signature:

                                         ;

                                       son of Henry Delaney Marvin (04 Dec 1845 Jennings Co, IN-04 Apr 1923 White Co, IN) and
                                       Cynthia R Durham (07 Apr 1860 White Co, IN-17 Oct 1952 White Co, IN); Henry and Cynthia buried

                                       Idaville Cemetery, Idaville, White, IN; tombstone photo;
                                       Tull married Ruby Sibbitt on 06 Mar 1910 White Co, IN
(20 Jan 1886 White Co, IN-17 Jun 1959; obituary;
                                       buried St Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger, St Joseph, IN; tombstone photo)
);
                              no children mentioned in either obituary

                      5) Donald Sr Perkins - born 10 Apr 1903 Providence, Johnson, IN;  
                             died 27 Nov 1960 Columbus, Bartholomew, IN; obituary;
                             death certificate; cause of death:coronary occlusion with decompensation, coronary artery disease;   
                             buried Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo;
                             census records for Donald;
                             married Maglean M Herron  
                                       (born 08 Sep 1909 Griffin, Posey, IN; birth certificate;  
                                       died 11 Nov 2003 Bryant, Saline, AR; obituary;
                                       buried Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo
                                       on 02 Feb 1966 Maglean married (2) Harvey Strietelmeier (26 Mar 1905-
                                       27 May 1986 possibly Columbus, Bartholomew, IN; buried
                                       St Johns Lutheran Church Cemetery, Columbus, Bartholomew, IN; tombstone photo
)
                                       daughter of Frank Marion Herron (1879 Posey Co, IN-1972)  and Rachel Brewer (1885 Gibson Co, IN-1972);
                                       Frank and Rachel buried Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo);
                             children: 
                                  1) Donald Jr Perkins - born 31 Mar 1927 Indianapolis, Marion, IN; birth certificate;  
                                               died 20 Mar 1992
; obituary;  
                                               buried Rest Haven Memorial Park, Russellville, Pope, AR; tombstone photo;
                                               U.S. Navy - WWII; Social Security record; census records for Donald
                                               married Laura Mae Crain
                                                           (born 17 Mar 1929 London, Pope, AR; 
                                                           died 13 Nov 2005 Russellville, Pope, AR; obituary;  
                                                           buried Rest Haven Memorial Park, Russellville, Pope, AR; tombstone photo
                                                           Social Security record
                                                           daughter of John Crain and Jeanette Blackard;
                                                           Laura married (2) Don W Geier);
                                               children: 
                                                   1) Teresa G Perkins - living; married Kenneth Jones (living?); children?  
                                  2) Gene JEAN? Francis (male) Perkins - born (___); died by Nov 2003 (in NY in 1960);
                                            census records for Gene;
                                            married?; children? 
                     6) Troy Jay Perkins - born 02 Aug 1904 Johnson Co, IN; birth record;
                             died 30 Mar 1984 Beech Grove, Marion, IN; obituary;
                             death certificate; cause of death: congestive heart failure and shock, cardiomyopathy;  
                             buried Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo;
                             census records for Troy; photos from 1938 and 1947 Rush Family Reunion;
                             married Gladys Angeline Beck on 28 Jul 1930  Hancock Co, IN
                                         (born 07 Jul 1910 Johnson Co, IN; birth certificate;  
                                        
died 14 Feb 1987 Franklin, Johnson, IN; obituary;
                                         death certificate; cause of death: carcinoma of ovary, uremic dehydration;  
                                         buried Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo
                                         photos from 1938 and 1947 Rush Family Reunion;
                                         daughter of Gottlieb Ernest Beck* and Nora Cordia Rush*)

                                       * Gottlieb and Nora's full information is found here

                             marriage record for Troy and Gladys;
                            children:
                                1) Richard Sidney Perkins - born 13 Mar 1932 Johnson Co, IN; birth certificate;   
                                             died 08 Jul 2002 Johnson Co, IN; obituary
                                             death certificate; cause of death: metastatic renal cell cancer; 
                                             buried Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, I
N; tombstone photo;
                                             U.S. Army; census records for Richard; Social Security record;  
                                             Richard married (1) Edna Mae Lautenbach on 29 May 1952 Greenwood, Johnson, IN see also married #2
                                                     (born 14 Sep 1933 Indianapolis, Marion, IN; birth certificate
                                                     died Jan 2019 Indianapolis, Marion, IN; obituary;
                                                     buried Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, I
N; tombstone photo;
                                                     daughter of Fred Lautenbach (15 Feb 1906-08 Sep 1998 IN) and
                                                     Susie Vandenburg (13 Jan 1911 IN-01 Apr 1992 IN);
                                                     Fred and Susie buried Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood, Johnson, IN; crypt photos
);
                                             divorced Aug 1959 Brevard Co, FL; divorce record; or   
                                             divorced Jan 1969 Sarasota Co, FL; divorce record; (unsure if only one, or both of these divorces apply)    
                                             children:  
                                                  1) Russell Duane Perkins - born 29 Aug 1955 Franklin, Johnson, IN;    
                                                            died 16 Feb 2009 Indianapolis, Marion, IN; death record; obituary;   
                                                            death certificate; cause of death: cardiomyopathy, renal failure, diabetes;
                                                            buried Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo
                                                            married Joan M "Jodi" Simpson on 04 Jul 1977 Greenwood, Johnson, IN (living?);
                                                            marriage record for Russell and Joan;
                                                            children: 
                                                                 1) Richie D Perkins - living?; married?; children?    
                                                                 2) Barbara A Perkins - living?; married?; children?    
                                                  2) Randall E Perkins - living?;
                                                           married Nila Jean Guffey on 24 Nov 1978 Franklin, Johnson, IN (living?);
                                                           marriage record for Randall and Nila;  
                                                           children?  
                                                  3) Connie S Perkins - living?; married?; children? 
                                                  4) Trudy Jo Perkins - living?;
                                                            married Jeffrey Dean Perry on 19 Jul 1987 Franklin, Johnson, IN (living?);
                                                            marriage record for Trudy and Jeffrey;  
                                                            children? 
                                             Richard married (2) Edna Mae Lautenbach on 28 May 1985 Greenwood, Johnson, IN see also marriage #1
                                             marriage record for Richard and Edna
                                2) Ronald Duane Perkins - born 17 Sep 1935 White River, Johnson, IN; birth certificate;  
                                          died 25 Apr 1997
Indianapolis, Marion, IN; obituary
                                          death certificate; cause of death: respiratory failure, chronic obstructive lung disease;
                                          buried Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo;  
                                          Social Security record; census records for Ronald;
                                          Ronald married (1) Gloria Ilene Terhune on 26 Jun 1955
                                                      (born 29 Mar 1937 Franklin, Johnson, IN; birth certificates;
                                                      died 02 Jul 1985 Indianapolis, Marion IN; obituary;
                                                      death certificate; cause of death: lung carcinoma metastatic, pneumonitis
;
                                                      buried Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo;   
                                                      daughter of Harry Terhune (1896-1980) and Hazel Bell Fergeson (1903-1971);
                                                      Harry and Hazel buried Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo
);
                                          children:  
                                                  1) Rosalind Perkins - living?; married ____ Vanhandle (living?); children?  
                                                  2) Ronda Perkins - living?; married ____ Foust (living?); children?  
                                                  3) Troy Alvin Perkins - living?;
                                                             married Kimberley Sue Lepper on 11 Jun 1989 Greenwood, Johnson, IN
                                                             marriage record for Troy and Kimberley;  
                                                             children?  
                                                  4) Jeff Perkins - living?; married?; children?   
                                          Ronald married (2) Alice Louise Stephens on 27 Feb 1993 Stones Crossing, Johnson, IN 
                                                        (born 04 Dec 1931 Indianapolis, Mairon, IN; birth certificate;
                                                        died 26 Nov 2016 likely FL; obituary;
                                                        buried Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens, Ocala, Marion, FL;
                                                        Alice also married ____ Burdsall;
                                                        daughter of Thomas Howard Stephens (05 Feb 1906 MO-19 Dec 1986 IN) and
                                                        Audrey Mae Fischer (31 Aug 1907 IN-19 Jun 1981 IN);
                                                        Thomas and Audrey buried Weeping Willow Cemetery, Beanblossom, Brown, IN; tombstone photo);
                                          marriage record for Ronald and Alice
                                          children? 
                                3) Rosemary Lee Perkins - living?; photo from 1947 Rush Family Reunion;
                                          married Richard Allen Wilham (living?);
                                          children:   
                                                  1) Michael Anthony Wilham - living?; married?; children?
                                                  2) Teresa J Wilham - living?; married?; children?
                     7) Martha Harriet Perkins - born 27 Apr 1906 Johnson Co, IN;
                            died 12 Feb 1981 Bargersville, Johnson, IN; obituary;
                            death certificate; cause of death: coronary occlusion, arteriosclerotic heart disease, hypertension;   
                            buried Bluff Creek Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo;
                            census records for Martha;
                            married Oris Rex Dunn on 18 Aug 1926 
                                     (born 18 Aug 1905 Johnson Co, IN; 
                                     died 27 May 1979 Franklin, Johnson, IN; obituary;
                                     death certificate; cause of death: metastatic carcinoma lung, emphysema;
                                     buried Bluff Creek Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, IN;
tombstone photo;
                                     son of Omer Shelby Dunn (13 Dec 1876-04 Aug 1958 Johnson Co, IN) and 
                                     Martha Hardin
(Jul 1879-08 Apr 1972 possibly Johnson Co, IN); Omer and Martha buried
                                     Bluff Creek Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, IN; tombstone photo
);
                            City Directory listings for Rex and Martha;  
                            children: 
                                1) Anna May Dunn - living?; married ____ Brown (living?); children?