Source: H. W. Beckwith, 1881 History of Montgomery County, Indiana (Chicago: Beers) p 519
WILKINS, Clinton, New Richmond, was born in Brown County, Ohio June 23, 1830 and is a son of Henry and Rachel (SLACK) Wilkins. His father is a native of Pennsylvania and his mother of Kentucky. Both moved to Ohio and there married. In 1851 they moved to Indiana and settled in the northern edge of Madison Township, Montgomery County. They then moved to Tippecanoe County where Mrs. Wilkins died about 1859. He has again married, both members of the New Light Church. He was a whig, and of late a republican. July 4,1860 he was married to Charlotte E. WARD, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Ward, whose sketch appears elsewhere. She is a native of Montgomery County., Ind. Mr. Wilkins was somewhat associated with Mr. Thomas Ward (his wife's father) in the stock business for a number of years. He then bought 400 acres of land and began business alone, dealing largely in stock. He is a thorough republican. Mr. & Mrs. Wilkins have one son, Thomas, now a member of the class of 1883 in Wabash College.