The following data is extracted from Biographical Sketches, Coles County, Illinois - Paradise Township.
Thomas Hart, farmer; P. O. Paradise is the son of Miles H. and Catharine C. Hart, of Coles Co.; was born in Hardin Co., Ky., Sept. 5, 1824; moved to Coles Co. with his parents March 12, 1826; was Assessor, School Trustee, Overseer of the Poor and Road Overseer. Was married to Vianna Sexson, of Coles Co., March 2, 1851; names of children: Mary E., Hallie B.; deceased-Annie Hart. His father, Miles Hart, was born in North Carolina July 24, 1796; was married to Catharine C. Yocum, of Kentucky, and moved to Wayne Co., Ill., and then to Coles Co.; names of children - boys, Thomas, Joseph B., John D., Ambrosa; girls, Eliza A., Martha P., Mary H., Fanny M.; deceased, Joseph B. (died in Paradise, Coles Co., Jan. 26, 1874); all living in this county with the exception of Mary H., and she now lives in Harrison Co., Mo.
Source: Biographical Sketches, Coles County, Illinois - Paradise Township