From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 413, West Point Township, White County, Indiana
"ROBERT F. IRION was born in Fayette County, Ohio, January 3, 1847, and is one of the ten children of ANDERSON and SOPHIA (DRAGOO) IRION. When six years of age, ROBERT IRION removed with his parents to West Point Township, White County, Indiana, where he yet resides, on his present place since 1871. On October 2, 1870, he was married to LAVINA CARR, by whom he had three children - MINNIE, BERTIE and MINTA, of whom the eldest is dead. MR. IRION resides on Grand Prairie, five and a half miles southeast of Wolcott, on a farm of 320 acres, 220 of which are under cultivation; he makes a specialty of cattle and hogs. MR. IRION is one of the early settlers, and recalls the time when wolves and deer were his closest neighbors. He is an industrious and thrifty farmer, and an honored and worthy citizen."