The following data is extracted from Biographical Sketches, Coles County, Illinois - North Okaw Township.
Martin Price, farmer; P. O. Cook's Mills; one of the early settlers; was born in Alabama March 4, 1827; came to this State in 1830, to Coles Co. in 1842, and settled in North Okaw. He was married Feb. 15, 1849 to Miss Mary J. Hoskins, who was born in Illinois Jan. 7, 1830; they have ten children, viz., Mary Ann, Margaret M., Martha J., Lucinda D., Joseph A., Nancy M., .Lowery M., Ruth, Belle, William E. and James F. Since Mr. Price's residence in the township he has held the office of Commissioner of Highways four years, School Director twenty years, and is at present Supervisor, this being his fourth term in that office. His farm consists of sixty acres, valued at $2,000.
Source: Biographical Sketches, Coles County, Illinois - North Okaw Township