From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 431, Round Grove Township, White County, Indiana.
"HILLIS HAWKINS was born in Benton County, Indiana, March 22, 1847, and is the third of the nine children born to ROBERT and SARAH (CARTER) HAWKINS, both natives of Butler County, Ohio, and of English descent. About 1826, when some nine years old, ROBERT HAWKINS came to Tippecanoe County, this State (Indiana), and was there reared; after his father's death, he farmed on the home place until about 1840, when he moved to Benton County, where he herded cattle and farmed two years, then returned for two years to Tippecanoe County, and then, in 1844, bought a partially improved farm of 200 acres in Benton County, which he subsequently traded for other land in the same township, Pine, on which he still lives; he is now the owner of 920 acres in Benton and 800 acres in White County. HILLIS HAWKINS was employed on the home farm until twenty-seven years of age, and then, from 1874 to 1878, farmed a part of his father's lands in this township; then bought 330 acres of these lands, and has resided thereon since 1879. In politics, MR. HAWKINS is a Republican."