JAMES M. DERRY, farmer, son of Christian and Susannah (Carnes) Derry, was born in Loudoun Co., Va., Sept. 19, 1822, and came to Illinois about 1849, locating in Springfield. He ws married to Miss Cordelia A. Kalb, of Springfield, in April, 1851. She died Oct. 5, 1854, leaving two children. He married his present wife in 1861, she was Miss Martha J. Pallock, of this county. Mr.Derry located upon his present farm, in 1866, which consists of 280 acres of excellent land. Mr. and Mrs. Derry are members of the Free Methodist Church.