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.

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