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Perigo, Ephraim Y.

Transcribed from the book "History of Warrick County" by Goodspeed, Chicago: Goodspeed Bros., 1885, p. 172, submitted by Judy.

"Ephraim Y. Perigo, farmer and stock raiser, was born in Wamck County, md., November 16, 1842, and is a son of Jonathan and Mary (Baker) Perigo, who were also natives of the Hoosier State, and the parents of five children, the subject of this sketch being next to the youngest. The father settled in this county when it was yet in a primeval state, and followed blacksmithing and farming successfully until his death, which occurred when Ephraim was two years of age. Mrs. Perigo is yet living, the wife of Henry Wilkerson. About two years after her second marriage, Ephraim Y. Perigo began life's battle on his own responsibility as a farm hand. On the breaking out of hostilities between the North and the South in 1861, he volunteered his services in the preservation of the Union, and was made a private in Company K, Forty-second Regiment Indiana Infantry but after serving faithfully until the close of the war, was discharged as First Lieutenant of his company. He was an active participant in the battles of Perryville, Stone River, Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, Mission Ridge, through the entire Atlanta campaign, and was wounded slightly four times. Since the close of the war, Mr. Perigo has been engaged in agricultural pursuits east of Boonville, now owning a farm of eighty-seven acres of well improved land. In January, 1867, he was married to Miss Annie E. Hiley, a native of Perry County, this State, and the following five of their six children are yet living: John W., Mary M., James F., Albert P., and Oliver. He is a Republican, a member of the G.A.R. and he and wife belong to the Methodist Episcopal Church."



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