Biography of Tilman Wilkins
Allen County, OH Biographies

TILMAN WILKINS, farmer, P. O. Spencerville, was born in Licking County, Ohio, April 7, 1837; son of Jonathan and Scattie çWilson) Wilkins, natives of Virginia and early settlers of Licking County, Ohio. Our subject's facilities for obtaining an education were limited to the common schools, his time in early life being employed in assisting upon the homestead farm, and having been raised a farmer he has always followed agricultural pursuits, in connection with which he has worked more or less at the carpenter's trade. He was married, September 5, 1861, to Alwilda Classon, who was born in Auglaize County, Ohio, August 10, 1844, died August 20, 1866. She bore him two children: Carabel (deceased), and Charles M. Mr. Wilkins then married, October 27, 1867, Sarah E. Biner, who was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, February 7, 1846, and by this union were ten children: Alva (deceased), Albert (deceased), Lora (deceased), Alice, John E., Annie, Byron, Lillie, Leroy and Elmer. Mr. Wilkins came to this county in 1864, and in November, 1877, located where he now resides. He is looked upon as one of the leading agriculturists of the township, and has placed his farm under a state of cultivation second to none in this vicinity, and its thrifty appearance denotes him to be a practical farmer as well as an energetic and enterprising man. He has lately become interested in the raising of short horn Durham cattle and Poland China hogs. He took no part in the war other than to help clear the township in which he lived of the draft, and to assist the soldiers' families. He was formerly a member of the Christian denomination, but of late years has joined the Methodist Episcopal Church. He takes an active part in all enterprises that tend to the development of the county, and especially those for the advancement of religion and educational privileges; has held several offices of trust. In politics he is identified with the Democratic party.

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