Robert Hastings Hunkins was an American politician.
Hunkins was born in Vermont on September 15, 1774, the third son of Captain Robert Hunkins and his second wife, Lydia Chamberlin.
He was an early settler of the Wisconsin territory and served in the Vermont House of Representatives. In 1806 Hunkins was both a selectman and treasurer for the town of Navy, Vermont. From 1811 to 1812 Hunkins was Town Representative to the Vermont General Assembly for the town of Charleston, Vermont.
In 1811, the Vermont General Assembly was an unicameral legislature.
In 1836, the Vermont Senate was added and the Vermont General Assembly became a bicameral legislature. Three of Hunkins" sons, Sargeant, Robert and Benjamin, moved to the Wisconsin Territory.
In 1839 Hunkins followed them and set up a large farm that he worked alongside his two other sons James and Hazen. Hunkins died in New Berlin, Wisconsin in 1853.
On November 15, 1798 Hunkins married Hannah, the daughter of Watts Emerson and Lois Trussel.
They had five sons:
Sargeant Roger Hunkins (born March 12, 1802), who married Rebecca Whitcher (born September 6, 1807) on September 25, 1825;
Robert West. Hunkins;
Benjamin Hunkins, born 1810. Benjamin was called twice to service in the territorial legislature of Wisconsin. He was a delegate to the first constitutional convention of Wisconsin and served in the State Legislature in 1860;
Hazen Hastings Hunkins
Carrie Arvilla Hunkins, who married Eugene West. Chafin.