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Below is a family biography included in The History of Lawrence County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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David M. Hayworth, a substantial farmer of Vineyard Township, Lawrence Co., Mo., is a native of Tennessee, and was born in Jefferson County on October 2, 1842. He descended from a long line of Quaker ancestry, and is a son of William and Sarah J. (Daniel) Hayworth, both also natives of Tennessee. At the outbreak of the Civil War David M. Hayworth fled from his native State to Missouri. As he held strong Union sentiments and was plain spoken it was not safe for him to remain in his native State. He served in the Federal army and is now a worthy member of the G. A. R. Like the most of the Quakers he is a stanch Republican. He is also a member of the Odd Fellows lodge at Forest Home, and is president of the Farmers’ Alliance at that place. From early boyhood he has been engaged in farming, and is now the owner of 100 acres of good land, which is well improved. When we consider that he started in life with no capital except his hands and the will to use them, and view his home and surroundings, we must concede that he has been quite successful. In his native county, on March 27, 1873, he was united in marriage with Mary J. Sculley, who is also a native of Tennessee, born on March 11, 1856. Their union has been blessed by the birth of four children: Henry E., Cord M., Charles T. and William R. The family are highly respected by all who know them. Mr. Hayworth takes much interest in educational matters, and has served as clerk of the school board for six years.

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This family biography is one of 272 biographies included in The History of Lawrence County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Lawrence County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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