Jarrett Hawkins lives and works in Deer Park, Ohio. He received his sculpture education at Miami University. In The Pioneer Family, the man is carrying a hoe, which represents agriculture, and a rifle, which represents protection. The woman is standing beside him holding a baby and a Bible. Donated by Dr. John A. Stewart and his wife, Marian Vail Stewart, the faces on the man and woman are taken from a picture of the couple when they were 25 years old.