HIX, William S.

WILLIAM S. HIX, farmer, was born May 14, 1825, and is the son of Demarcus D. and Malinda (Stewart) Hix.  The father of our subject was born in Halifax County. Va., in 1801, and when only five years of age he, with his father, immigrated to Tennessee and settled in Bedford County.  He was a farmer and stock raiser, and was married when quite young.  He was the father of twelve children, all of whom were reared to maturity.  He died September 19, 1872, a pious member of the Primitive Baptist Church.  His wife followed him April 30, 1874, and was a member of the same church.

Our subject has always been a farmer, and in 1847 was married to Miss Martha A. Word, a native of Bedford County.  The result of this union was twelve children, viz.: John A. (deceased), James H. (deceased), Benjamin F., Asenith M. (deceased), Demarcus D., William W., Martha W. J. (deceased), Ailsey C., Louisa F. (deceased), Mary E., Joseph J. and Lillie A.   Mr. Hix owns 474 acres of land in the Twenty-third  District of Bedford County, is a member of the Primitive Baptist Church and a leading citizen.

Transcribed by Kathryn Hopkins

Goodspeed Publishing Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present: Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson, Bedford & Marshall Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Reminescences [Sic], Observations, Etc., Etc. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1988.