The earliest permanent settlement in what is now Paradise Precinct was made in the year 1827. The earliest settler was probably David Dial who came from Tennessee with his wife and six children two boys and four girls. He squatted and built a cabin on sec 28 in the edge of the timber and afterward entered land in section 21 purchasing the improvements of David Rees who had there erected a round log cabin. The two sons and two of the daughters are dead. The others live in Franklin county Illinois.