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.