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Robert Vance Carlin1,2

b. 26 February 1834, d. 16 June 1916

Father Robert E. Carlin1 b. circa 1796, d. 1868
Mother Sarah Perky1 b. 13 January 1804, d. 26 September 1865
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Family Maria N. Kinney b. 18 November 1831, d. 6 April 1906

News/Obit*   From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana pages 668-669

R.V. Carlin, Superintendent of the schools of Steuben County, was born in Wayne County, Ohio, Feb. 26, 1834, a son of Robert and Sarah (Perkey) Carlin, his father born in 1806 and his mother in 1811. They were early settlers of Ohio, and in 1840 moved to Indiana and located in Richland Township, Steuben County, thus becoming pioneers of two States. The mother died in 1865 and the father in 1868. They had a family of thirteen children, twelve of whom are living. R.V. Carlin was reared and educated in Steuben County. His father was in limited circumstances with a large family to support, and aside from his early attendance at the district schools his education was obtained by his own efforts. When eighteen years old he attended Mount Union College, Stark Co., Ohio, and afterward Hillsdale College, Mich., from wich he graduated in 1866. After his graduation he was employed four years as Principal of the Angola High School. In 1870 he was elected County Recorder, and served eight years. He then again engaged in teaching till June, 1883, when he was elected to his present position. Mr. Carlin was married March 31, 1868, to Miss Maria Kinny, who was born Nov. 18, 1831, a daughter of Joseph J. and Emily (Hitchcock) Kinny, natives of Vermont, who moved to Ohio in 1830, and to Steuben County, Ind., in 1851, where the father died in 1853, and the mother in 1879. Mr. and Mrs. Carlin have one son -- Clyde C., born July 28, 1870. They have an adopted daughter, Cora, a daughter of Mr. Carlin's brother. Mr. Carlin is a member of the Odd Fellow's order, lodge and encampment, and in 1874 represented his lodge in the Grand Lodge of the State. He and his wife are members of the Christian church. In politics he is a Republican.3 
Birth* 26 February 1834  Wayne Co., OH1,2 
Marriage* 31 March 1868  Principal=Maria N. Kinney2 
Death* 16 June 1916  2 
Burial* after 16 June 1916  Circle Hill Cemetery, Angola, Steuben Co., IN2 
(Subject) News/Obit 1920  From the History of Northern Indiana

Clyde C. Carlin. Through a period of three-quarters of a century Steuben County has been able to appreciate the services of the Carlin family, at first as pioneer farmers and homemakers, later as influential figures in educational and other phases of professional and public affairs. Of those still living in the county there are Robert V. Carlin, who for many years was superintendent of education in the county, and his son Clyde C., long one of the prominent members of the bar in Angola.

The family was founded here by Robert Carlin, who was born in one of the eastern states in 1806. He married Sarah Perkey, whose birth occurred in 1811. They were early settlers in Wayne County, Ohio, and from there came to Steuben County, Indiana, in 1840 and located in the woods of Richland Township. They made a home there and Sarah Carlin died in 1865 and her husband in 1868. Of a family of thirteen children twelve reached mature years.

Robert V. Carlin was born in Wayne County, Ohio, February 26, 1834, and was six years old when brought to Steuben County, where he was reared and educated. After the limited advantages accorded by the district schools of Richland Township he entered at the age of eighteen Mount Union College at Alliance, Ohio, where he came under the instruction of the noted Professor Holbrook, afterward founder of the National Normal University at Lebanon, Ohio. Robert V. Carlin graduated from Hillsdale College in Michigan in 1866, and during the next four years was principal of the Angola High School. In 1870 he was elected county recorder, and filled that office with characteristic efficiency for eight years. He then resumed teaching, and in 1883 was elected county superintendent of schools and filled that office continuously for fourteen years. His is one of the longest records in the educational annals of Steuben County. For the past twenty years he has lived retired. He is a republican, is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and he and his wife both active members of the Christian Church.

March 31, 1868, Robert V. Carlin married Miss Maria Kinney. She was born November 18, 1831, daughter of Joseph J. and Emily (Hitchcock) Kinney, natives of Vermont, who moved to Ohio in 1830 and to Steuben County, Indiana, in 1851. Joseph Kinney died in 1853 and his wife in 1879. Robert V. Carlin and wife had two children, Emily dying in infancy and Mrs. Carlin died April 8, 1916.

Clyde C. Carlin was born at Angola, July 28, 1870, and had a liberal education as the foundation for his professional career. He attended the Angola High School, graduated in 1888 from the Tri-State Normal College at Angola, and in 1892 received his diploma from his father's alma mater, Hillsdale College. He was associated with E. O. Rose in founding the Angola Magnet in 1893, and was connected with that paper about a year. He then diligently pursued the study of law with William M.Brown, and in 1898 formed a partnership with his preceptor, and for twenty years has been one of the busy lawyers of Steuben County. Mr. Carlin is a republican, is a member of the Masonic Order and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and has been one of the influential men in his community. October 1, 1911, he married Gertrude Hauver, of Angola, daughter of Henry Hauver, a former county sheriff., Principal=Robert E. Carlin4

Last Edited 8 Feb 2013

  1. [S246] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  2. [S630] Steuben Co. INGenWeb, online,
  3. [S630] Steuben Co. INGenWeb, online,
  4. [S1486] IN, History of Northeast Indianaonline

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