Ambrose Y. Hart, Jr., farmer; P. O. Paradise; is the son of Miles H. and Catharine C. Hart; was born in Effingham Co., Ill., Nov. 15, 1834; moved to Coles Co. Feb. 12, 1836; is the owner of fifty acres of land, valued at $2,000. Is Justice of the Peace, and has been for twelve years; also Town Clerk, School Treasurer and Commissioner of Highways. Was married to Nancy Sexson of Coles Co. Jan. 22, 1857; the result of this marriage is -David S., John M.; deceased, Miles O., Willie A., Catharine C. and Ada. Mr. Hart was in the late war, serving as Corporal of Co. D, 123d Ill. Reg. His father, Miles H. Hart, died in Coles Co. Feb. 17, 1855, in the 59th year of his age; his mother, Catherine C. Hart, died in Coles Co. Nov. 12, 1872, in the 68th year of her age; they were one of the three first families who settled in this township.