John Perry a native of Massachusetts was born in 1792; Charity (Pugh) Perry a native of Kentucky, of German descent. The marriage of John and Charity (Pugh) Perry occurred about 1818. He was a shoemaker by trade, and served his apprenticeship in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After their marriage John and Charity Perry located in Jessamine County, Kentucky, and in 1836 came to McLean County, Illinois, and engaged in farming pursuits, and John Perry died in 1865, in Dry Grove Township, McLean County, Illinois. Charity (Pugh) Perry was born about 1801 in Kentucky, and survived her husband about six years. In religious belief John Perry was a Presbyterian, and Charity (Pugh) Perry a devoted member of the Christian Church. The family of John and Charity Perry consisted of seven children included the following: Nathaniel, who married Polly M McCullough; Mary A, who married Roswell Munsell; John, who married Miss Susan Hiatt, who died about 1872, and his second wife was formerly Mrs Sarah (Noble) Bethel; Zerelda married Eleazer Munsell; Susan became the wife of Joseph Myers; Louisa first married Stephen McQuarter who died two years afterward, and her second husband is Edward Wilson, of Dale Township, McLean County, Illinois; Samuel married Miss Rebecca Hiatt, who died in September, 1886.