NameBenjamin Franklin Perry
Birthabt 1859, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Deathbef 1930, Wayne Co., Indiana
Marriage10 Aug 1890, Rowan Co., Kentucky
SpouseEary Thornsburg or Thornsberry
BirthJun 1873, Bath Co., Kentucky
Deathaft Apr 1930, prob. Wayne Co., Indiana
BirthJan 1898, Morgan Co., Kentucky
BirthMay 1900, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Birth27 Apr 1902, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death2 Sep 1998, Wayne Co., Indiana
Birth27 Jun 1912, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Notes for Eary Thornsburg or Thornsberry
Her name was spelled as Thornsberry on her marriage record, but that seems to be mostly due to Thornsberry being a name that was common in Carter and Elliott counties. The Bath county families tended to prefer the Thornsburg, Thornsberg or even Thornburg spellings.
Notes for Benjamin Franklin & Eary (Family)
Rowan Co., Ky marriage register A, b. 34, records the marriage on 10 Aug 1890 of Ben F. Perry and Eary Thornsberry.
1900 census of Morgan Co., Ky, district 6, enumerated 18 June, lists on p. 15A as family #241/242:
Perry, Benjamin F., 40, b. Nov 1859, farmer; Eary, wife, 26, b. June 1873, married 9 years, mother of 4 children, 4 living; Willis G., son, 17, b. Dec 1882; Milliard, son, 7, b. Nov 1892; Thomas N., son, 5, b. May 1885; Virgie, dau, 2, b. Jan 1898; Dortha, dau, 0/12, b. May 1900; Cyrus, father, 79, b. Nov 1820; Dortha, mother, 76, b. May 1824, married 60 years, mother of 7 children, 6 living. All listed as born Ky Ky Ky.
Listed on this same census page are:
Another Benjamin F. Perry, age 24, with wife Julia A. (Perry), at household 239/241
Another Cyrus Perry, age 27, with wife Lou E. (Ratliff), at household 240/241
Another Willis G. Perry, age 47, with wife Lucy (Sargent), at household 238/240
I cannot find this family in the 1910 census
1920 census of Richmond, Wayne Co., Indiana, enumerated 13 Jan, lists on p. 16A as family #354/388, at 818 N. 16th St:
Perry, Benjamin F., 62, cement worker; Eary, wife, 42, dishwasher for baking co; Thomas N, son, 23, laborer at construction co; Dorothy, dau, 18; Walter R., son, 17, laborer at garage; Benjamin, son, 12; Effie, dau, 10; Clyde, son, 7. All born Ky Ky Ky.
Also living in the same household, as family #354/389, is their son Millard, age 26, with wife Katie, age 18, born Ky Ky Ky, and son Clarence E., 1 2/12, b. Indiana Ky Ky.
1930 census of Richmond, Wayne Co., Indiana, enumerated 8 April, lists on p. 6B as family #132, at 814 N. 8th St:
Perry, Eary, 57, widowed; Benny, son, 23, laborer at factory; Effie, dau, 20; Clyde, son, 17. All born Ky Ky Ky.