Businessman. Born– April 4, 1856, in St. Mary’s Parish, La. Parents– Richard Augustus and Margaret Adams (Minge) Wilkins. Lived in Virginia, 1860-1870; moved to Selma, Ala. Education– private tutors and Richmond schools. Married– Mattie Kent. Children– One. Married– Janie B. Weeden in 1898. Children– One. Married– Mary D. McDavid Foster of Florence. Employed as bank messenger and as jobber. Commissioned a captain in Alabama National Guard; served twenty years. Operated overalls manufacturing plant, Nashville, 1892; established the Tennessee Overalls Company, Tullahoma, 1905.
Encyclopedia of American Biography, New Series, Vol. 15.
War Boy; a True Story of the Civil War and Reconstruction Days. Tullahoma, Tenn.; Wilson Brothers, 1938.