From History of Huntington County, 1887, page 559
ALFRED C. WILKERSON is a native of Allen County, this State, and was born November 17, 1847. He was the tenth in a family of thirteen children, born to Thomas and Nancy (Lawrence) Wilkerson, the former of whom was born near Fayetteville, North Carolina, and the latter was born in Clinton County, Ohio, both of English descent. The boyhood and youth of our subject were spent in his native county, working upon his father's farm. In winter he attended the public school, receiving a good common school education. He was married September 18, 1870, to Amanda E. Slater, a native of Warren County, Ohio, born of English descent, January 13, 1852. She was the ninth in a family of twelve children, all of whom are living, grown and married. The parents of Mrs. Wilkerson were Joseph and Mary Ann (Thompson) Slater, the former a native of Kentucky, and the latter a native of Ohio. Two years after his marriage Mr. Wilkerson moved to Decatur, Adams County, but a year later he returned to his father's farm, in Allen County, and during the five years which followed he farmed the old home place. In January, 1879, he came to Huntington and operated a saw mill until the following September, when he removed to Whitley County. There he had charge of a saw mill until the following December. He then came to Roanoke, this county, but in September, 1883, he returned to Huntington, where he has since continued to reside. Since returning to this county he has given his entire attention to his saw milling interests and to the lumber business in general. He and wife are the parents (sic) two children: Bertha D., and Effie B.; Bertha D., born February 22, 1871, and Effie B., born September 21, 1872, both living. Our subject is a member of the I. O. O. F. Lodge.