The following is from "The History Of Clark County, IL." Does anyone have any comments about the name change from Perry to Peery? or is this an error?
pg 395 The Peerys, Kuykendalls, Hawks and Joel Cowen came also in 1816. Samuel Peery was from Ohio, and was a relation of Commodore Perry, but for some reason had changed his name from Perry to Peery. He improved a large farm and was quite a stock-raiser and trader. Several brothers came about the same time. Peery was a wheelwright, and used to make spinning wheels for the settlers. He died in 1832 from a cancer in his face. Mr. Kuykendall still has one of his wheels in his possession.