William Hanks, Jr.

  • Born January 19, 1796 in Hardin County, Kentucky.
  • Married Mary Quinn in 1825, and together they had 4 children.
  • Came to Decatur in 1829, and lived for a time at what is now 452 W. Main St.
  • Owned farmland in Spangler Heights, and had a home on the former campus of Lakeview High School.
  • Cousin of Abraham Lincoln
  • Cast first vote in the first courthouse on August 2, 1830.
  • Supervisor of Road District #1
  • Died on January 10, 1846, and was buried in Spangler Cemetery.