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    JOSEPH C. HAYWORTH, farmer; P.O. Laura; was born July 18, 1817, in Newton Township; he is the son of James and Ann (Coppock) Hayworth, who had a family of sixteen children, fourteen of whom grew up and reared families. James emigrated to Ohio in 1806, located on Sec. 29; after residing here for a time, he purchased a farm in Sec. 34; here he died in 1828, at the age of 54 years; his wife died September, 1870, at the age of 90 years. The subject of this sketch has followed farming as a life occupation, with success, as his present possessions attest; his father dying when he was yet a small boy, he was bound out for a short time, and then was thrown upon his own resources; after working some four or five years he went to Clay Co., Ind., remained four years, and returned to his native place; in 1845, he purchased his present place. Mr. H. was one of the expert hunters of Newton Township in the pioneer period of its existence, and much wild game has been brought down by the well-directed aim of his rifle; he killed a bear near his present place as late as 1839. He has been married twice; first to Elizabeth Coate, by whom he had a family of twelve children, four of whom are now dead. His second marriage was with Victoria Gall, Aug. 29, 1874; she was born in Germany in 1845; they have one child. Mr. H. was reared in the Friends' Church, and is now identified with it.

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