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Perry, John J.

Born: 1811-XX-XX Pennsylvania

Flourished: Woodford County, Illinois

Upon Woodford County's creation in 1841, Perry was appointed county clerk; he later also served as the clerk and deputy clerk of the Woodford County Circuit Court. By 1860, Perry had established himself as a dry-goods merchant in Metamora, and he owned $15,000 worth of real estate and $10,000 worth of personal property.

Cassell for use of Crocker v. Robinson, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009), http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=137044; Hadlock v. Jenkins & Jenkins, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=137076; Hall & Edgett v. Morley, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=137079; Roy L. Moore, History of Woodford County (Eureka, IL: Woodford County Republican, 1910), 97; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Woodford County, IL, 4.