The following data is extracted from Biographical Sketches, Coles County, Illinois - North Okaw Township.
A. Kitchens, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Cook's Mills; one of the natives of Illinois; was born in Clark Co., Jan. 23, 1843; he is the son of Eli E. Kitchens, deceased, who was one of the early settlers of the State. His farm consists of 100 acres, valued at $2,000. He was married to Miss Nancy E. Hoskins, now deceased; they have had two children, viz., Maria E. and Susan L.
Source: Biographical Sketches, Coles County, Illinois - North Okaw Township