EDWARD H. HAWKINS, real estate and abstract office, Louisville, was born in Canada East August 21, 1839, and is a son of Henry Hawkins (deceased), a native of Yorkshire, England, born May 26, 1801, who came to Canada in 1819, and who brought his family to Kane County, Ill, in 1844, and to Clay County in 1857, where he died June 6, 1874. Our subject farmed for the most part until 1878, when he was elected to fill a vacancy in the County Treasurer's office, and was re-elected to the same office in 1879, serving until the fall of 1882. While residing in Barter Township, Mr. Hawkins held various offices of trust in that township. He is now engaged in the abstract and real estate business with B. J. Burns in Louisville. He was married, April 30, 1871, to Miss Sarah I., daughter of Solomon Chambliss (deceased). They have had three children - Ida M. (deceased), Edna, and Henry T. Mr. Hawkins' mother is still living, and is eighty-one years old. Her maiden name was Sarah Shields, who is a cousin to Gen. Shields. Mr. Hawkins is a member in good standing of the Masonic fraternity, and of the Christian Church.
Transcribed by Laurel White from 1884 History of Wayne and Clay Counties, Illinois, Part IV, page 151.