PERLEY M. HAYWORTH, a farmer and stockraiser in Curry township, Sullivan county, is a native of Vigo county, Indiana, born October 22, 1863, a son of Albert and Julia (Rowe) Hayworth, both of whom were natives of Vigo county. Albert was the son of Sanford and Elizabeth (Smith) Hayworth, and they were natives of South Carolina. Sanford Hayworth was a Methodist minister and also followed farm life. He came to Vigo county immediately after his marriage, in about 1838, entering a tract of government land, and started to till the soil. Later he entered the ministry. Albert was the only son who remained at home with his father until his marriage, after which event he went onto one of his father's farms in Vigo county and lived there until his death, in August, 1887. He was a very extensive stock raiser and highly successful as a farmer, owning two hundred and fifty acres of choice land, all within Vigo county. Perley M. is one of the two children born to his parents, who are now living. His sister, Mary L., was born August 28, 1873, and now resides in Terre Haute, the wife of W. J. Smith.

Perley M. Hayworth obtained a common school education by attending school winters and farming summers. He was united in marriage December 4, 1884, to Media Hess, born October 16, 1861, in Vigo county, the daughter of Washington and Malinda (Killian) Hess, now deceased. Mr. Hayworth stayed at his father's home after his marriage until the death of his father. He then purchased thirty-five acres near his father's, and there began housekeeping in a log house, in which he lived until 1899, then moved to Terre Haute and resided there until 1900. At the last named time he purchased one hundred and twenty acres of land in Curry township, Sullivan county. Here he erected in 1905 a fine modern farmhouse, with all needful outbuildings, making the entire premises one of the most up-to-date within the township. Besides his general farming he raises and sells much stock, especially hogs. In addition to the revenue derived from his farm, Mr. Hayworth is a stockholder in the Citizens' State Bank at Farmersburg.

In stature Mr. Hayworth is the largest man within Sullivan county, his weight being three hundred and sixty-five pounds, while his height is six feet and two inches, yet he is an active, energetic man, possessed of a robust constitution. In his political views he is a Republican. He was elected trustee of Curry township in 1904, being the first man in this political party to be elected to office within the township on a strict party vote. He is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, belonging at Farmersburg, and also belongs to the Elks and Eagles at Sullivan. Of the strict secret societies he is a member of the Masonic and Knights of Pythias orders. In church relations he is in sympathy with, though not a member of, the Methodist Episcopal church, of which his wife is a member in full connection.

Mr. Hayworth was married, as above referred to, in 1884, and their children are: Dudley B., born February 8, 1891; Albert W., born July 8, 1892; Audrey G., born February 26, 1899, all born in Vigo county, Indiana, and all at home at this time.