The following data is extracted from Biographical Sketches, Coles County, Illinois - North Okaw Township.
Thomas Smith, farmer and stockraiserP. O. Mattoon was born in Coles Co , Ill., Oct. 19, 1853; he is the son of Mr. W. H. Smith, deceased, and Mary A. Smith, deceased, who was formerly Miss Mary A. Osborn. The estate being unsettled, he is one of seven heirs to the homestead; it contains 680 acres, valued at $20,400; the balance of the heirs, who are brothers and sisters of Mr. Smith, are Isabel, Martha, Delphine, Alice, Willis and Joseph.
Source: Biographical Sketches, Coles County, Illinois - North Okaw Township