Alexander County

Biography - D D C Hargis

D. D. C. HARGIS, farmer, P. O. Sandusky, was born in Pike County, Tenn., July 29, 1829, and is a son of Dennis and Drucilla Ann (Shaw) Hargis. Our subject received his education in the old subscription schools, and when twenty, he and his father moved to Alexander County, where the father lived until his death, in 1858. The son settled down on a tract of land in Section 19, Town 15, Range 2 west. He now owns about 300 acres, of which ninety are in cultivation. Mr. Hargis was married on June 10. 1849, to Ann Elizabeth Lancaster, a daughter of William Lancaster, who was a native of Virginia. She was the mother of four children, two of whom are now living — Loniel D. and Francis M. This lady died in 1857, and he was married the second time, in March, 1858, to Arzilla Nelson, a daughter of James and Susan Nelson. She is the mother of four children, two of whom are living — Sydney S. and Webster. Our subject enlisted in the One Hundred and Ninth Regiment, Company B, Capt. McClure, but was transferred to the Eleventh, where he remained until the close of the war. In politics, Mr. Hargis is a Democrat.

Extracted 29 Mar 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, page 246.

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