Augustine Austin Hackworth

Augustine Austin Hackworth was one of five brothers who fought together in the American Revolution and are honored by a monument in Bedford County, VA according to Col. David Hackworth. (Col. Hackworth told me he is descended from Augustine Austin's brother, John.) Augustine Austin applied for a pension as a Revolutionary veteran at the age of 86. Here is the abstract from DAR records, obtained by Burney Parker from Louise Birchfield

AUSTIN HACKWORTH R4410, VA Line, applied 21 November 1832, Marion Co., TN, aged 86. He lived in Bedford Co., VA at enlistment and later moved to Greene Co. (now in TN) NC and also enlisted there. After his service, he moved to Botetourt Co., VA for six years. He then returned to Greene Co., NC (now TN) for a few months, then to Buncomb Co., NC for one year, then returned to Greene Co. NC (TN) one year, then to Knox Co. (now Anderson Co.) TN for 33 years, then to Marion Co. TN. Soldier was born in 1746 in Caroline Co., VA. A son, Nickademus Hackworth, made affidavit 24 October 1852 in Morgan Co., AL, aged 73, and stated soldier died about 1846 or 1847 leaving 4 children: Austin, Samuel, Ruth, and Nickademus all over age 21.

Augustine Austin Hackworth's parents are thought by some researchers to be George Hackworth and Ann Leftwich. His wife was not Mary Ruth Rigney, as previously stated here, but rather Ruth Keeth or Keath or Keith. (No connection has been established to our other Keith family at this time.) The Leftwich family has been traced by some researchers back to England and possibly to the Low Countries before that, as de Leftewyk. However, at this time I do not have any reliable information about George Hackworth's background other than some statements by several researchers that several Hackworth brothers emigrated together from England in 1622. Also, it is not proven that George Hackworth married Ann Leftwich, although there are several intermarriages between later generations of Hackworths and Leftwiches in Bedford Co. Research continues.

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