HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI

Biographical Appendix

  

WILLIAM HACKWORTH

William Hackworth, farmer, was born in Lewis County, Ky., and is the son of John and Eliza Hackworth.  The father was also a Kentuckian, and followed farming as an occupation. He came here on a visit to his son in 1888, was taken sick, and died leaving twelve children to mourn his loss.  William remained with his father during his younger days, going to school while living in Kentucky, and receiving a good education.  He married, in 1855, Miss Mary Ann Pierpoint.  He concluded in 1868 to come west, and located in Iron County, at Pilot Knob, where he remained two years, but in 1878 he came to Des Arc and purchased eighty acres of land, to which he has added from time to time about 300 acres of fine farming land.  On his land he has some 200 acres of timber, also fine granite deposits and iron and lead. He also owns large bodies of land in Reynolds County. He entered the Confederate service in 1861, but only remained one year, afterward taking the oath of allegiance, and returning home to pursue his farming interest.