Watkins, William (Wadkins)
Born: 1803-07-14 Kentucky
Died: 1876-09-30 Menard County, Illinois
Flourished: Menard County, Illinois
Alternate name: Wadkins
The assignee of a promissory note from Abraham Lincoln and his mercantile partner William F. Berry, Watkins sued Lincoln & Berry to recover the debt in 1834. In 1840, Watkins lived with his family in Menard County, where he was a farmer. By 1860, Watkins was still farming in Menard County, and owned $6,000 in real estate, with over $2,000 in personal property.
Promissory Note of Lincoln & Berry to Knapp & Pogue;