Thomas Correll, farmer, P. O. Trimble, was born in Crawford County, Ill., July 30, 1830, to Hiram and Rebecca (Newlin) Correll. The father was a farmer, born August 12, 1807, in North Carolina, and died September 7, 1873, in this county. The mother of our subject is a native of Randolph County, N. C., born July 1, 1810, and is still living in this county. The parents had eleven children-Thomas, Sophia, Alfred, John, Matthew, Margaret, Mary, Irena, Jane, Lucretia and Winfield S. Those deceased are John, Margaret, Jane and Lucretia.

The early schooling of our subject was limited. He started in life as a farmer, and he has always applied himself to farming pursuits. He was married in this county, May 23, 1850, to Susannah York, born in this county July 28, 1828, a daughter of John and Martha (Eaton) York, natives of Kentucky.

In 1855, our subject moved to his present place, having at the time eighty acres, which additional purchases have increased to 345 acres, which is given to general farming and stock-raising. Of late years, he has done considerable outside threshing and has recently purchased a tile-making outfit, including an engine and mill, which he and his sons contemplate operating in the future.

Mr. and Mrs. Correll are the parents of ten children -Albert N., born June 27, 1853; Orlan N., October 15, 1854; Matilda E., June 20,1857, and died June 13, 1867; Sophia I., February 27, 1859, and died August 13, 1860; Celestia J., November 6, 1860, and died in the spring of 1881; Charles M., June 21, 1862; Minnie B., December 20, 1865; Ira H., August 10, 1867, and died April 13, 1869; John A., April 13, 1869, the same day as the latter's death, and William W., August 12, 1873.

Our subject is a member of the Patrons of Husbandry, Science Lodge, No. 1161, and is also, with his wife, a member of the Christian Church. In politics, he is a Republican.