Transcribed from the book "History of Warrick County" by Goodspeed, Chicago: Goodspeed Bros., 1885, p. 172, submitted by Judy.
"Hon. Robert Perigo, a practical and well-to-do farmer of this
township, was born in Ohio County. Ky September 6,1818, the eldest of
six children born to Jonathan and Isabella (McGill) Perigo, both natives
of Kentucky. Jonathan Perigo, a brother of Ezekiel Perigo came to this
county December 25, 1818. and by an honorable life became prominent as
one of the useful pioneers. He died in 1843, preceded by his wife in
about the year 1830. Robert, subject of this sketch, received but a
limited schooling in youth. but in later years has greatly benefited
himself by private study, observation and reading At the age of nineteen
years he entered the employ of Gen. Joseph Lane, in Vanderburgh County.
remaining until his twenty-first year when he returned to Warrick
County, married, and entering land began farming at which he has ever
since continued, and at which he is yet engaged, now owning a fine farm
of 204 acres.
September 12, 1839, he married Elizabeth J., daughter of Rev. John W Youngblood. and to their union have been born these children: Thomas Benton, Isabella, Mary (deceased), Elizabeth A., Emma J., (deceased), John W., Maria, Alice Jane, Lana, Clara, and Rachel. The mother belongs to the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Perigo is a Mason, a Democrat, and in 1865 was elected to represent his county in the State Legislature. In 1876 he was re-elected, serving four years in all. He is one of the county's best citizens"
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