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Ransom AUSTIN

Male Abt 1805 - Aft 1870  (~ 65 years)


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  • Name Ransom AUSTIN 
    Born Abt 1805  SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 30 Jun 1870  Greene County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Ransom AUSTIN is not listed as a son of Stephen AUSTIN, Sr. and Dorcas PINSON in the AFAOA database entitled "John Austin, Sr. of Southside Region, Virginia," but Ransom is placed here as a son of Stephen and Dorcas in order to stimulate further research.

      (2) It appears from Note (3) below that Ransom AUSTIN was closely related to Stephen AUSTIN, Jr. Stephen is listed as a son of Stephen AUSTIN, Sr. and Dorcas PINSON in the AFAOA database entitled "John Austin, Sr. of Southside Region, Virginia."

      (3) Rowland, George W., Fathers of the Ridge, Vol. 1, Paragould, AR: College Bookstore and Press, 1978 <http://files.usgwarchives.net/ar/greene/bios/ridge/v1a_c.txt>:

      Austin (UPDATED 8/22/1998)

      The patriarchs of the Austin family in Greene County [Arkansas] were Stephen and Ransom Austin both natives of South Carolina. Stephen was born in that state in 1797 and Ransom was born there in 1805. Both of these men were in Greene County by 1840; this places them among the very early settlers of the County. In their long journey from South Carolina, Stephen and Ransom paused for some years in McNairy County, Tennessee where records show their presence in 1830. They arrived in Greene County sometime during the 1830's. Both Stephen and Ransom settled in that part of the County then known as St. Francis Township. As time passed their descendants scattered to other parts of the County.

      Stephen Austin was born on July 16, 1797, his wife was named Martha and she was born in Tennessee on August 19, 1810. Stephen Austin died June 10, 1863. Their known children were: Joseph, 1830; Sarah, 1832; Ransom, 1833; Margaret, 1835; Robert, 1840; Stephen, 1843; Lucinda, 1845; and George W., 1849. Of these children Joseph, the oldest, was born in Tennessee; all of the others were born after the family's arrival in Arkansas.

      One of their children was George Washington AUSTIN, born July 8, 1849 in Greene county, Married Martha Louise Susanne WITCHER, born Sept. 3, 1850 in Calhoun county, Georgia (parents Henry & Martha WITCHER). Their children: Stephen Henry, May 1876-Feb. 1, 1918, John William Nov. 25, 1880-Feb. 11, 1952. Stephen married Mary MORROW, born Feb 7, 1880 in Tennessee, died April 4, 1973 in St. Louis, MO. They had 8 children, all born in Beech Grove or O'Kean.

      In a limited space, it is impossible to trace all of the Austin descendants down to the present day. However, Joseph Austin married in Greene County and his wife was Roda M. Roda was a native of Alabama born in 1833. Their known children were: John W., 1858; William H., 1861; Charles N., 1863; Stephen C., 1865; and E. J. C., 1869.

      Stephen C. Austin, son of Joseph, was known to George Rowland, writer of the Father's of the Ridge, and was commonly addressed by his middle name, Carroll. Carroll was married three times. He had one son, Ezra, by his first wife. There were no children born of the second marriage. By his third wife, Janie Robinson Austin, he had three daughters: Mary Lee, Edna and Hazel. Of the four children only one, Hazel, survives at the present time.

      During the 1930's Carroll Austin lived for several years near Shiloh Church in the Center Hill Community. He and Janie moved to West Court Street in Paragould where they spent the last few years of their lives. Carroll died first and both are buried, side by side, at the Center Hill Cemetery.

      Mary Lee Austin, daughter of Carroll, married Brad Curry and they had two children, Pauline and Ronald. Both Pauline and Ronald were born during the 1920's. Mary Lee died when Ronald and Pauline were children. From the time of Mary Lee's death Ronald and Pauline lived with their grandparents, Carroll and Janie Austin. After the grandparent died, Ronald lived with his sister Pauline.

      Ransom Austin, born 1805, married a woman by the name of Martha who, like himself, was a native of South Carolina. This Martha is not to be confused with the wife of Stephen Austin who was also named Martha. Both these women had the same name and were of the same age; however, Stephen's wife was born in Tennessee while Ransom's wife was born in South Carolina.

      Ransom and Martha Austin had eight known children: Elizabeth, born 1834; Thomas, 1836; Stephen, 1838; Wesley, 1839; Martha A., 1841; Nancy, 1846; Robert C., 1848; and Smith, 1850.

      (4) A household headed by Ransom AUSTIN is listed in the 1830 census of McNairy County, TN, next to a household headed by Stephen AUSTIN.

      Listed in Ransom's household are 1 free white male between 20 and 30 years of age; and 1 free white female between 20 and 30 years of age.

      Since only 1 free white male is listed in Ransom's household in the 1830 census, he must be that male. He was born between 1800 and 1810, according to the 1830 census.

      Assuming that Ransom's wife is the free white female listed in the 1830 census as then being between 20 and 30 years of age, she would have been born between 1800 and 1810, according to the 1830 census.

      (5) A household headed by Rainsom AUSTIN is listed in the 1840 census of Cache Township, Greene County, AR, next to a household headed by Stephen AUSTIN. [The compiler believes that Rainsom AUSTIN was really Ransom AUSTIN.]

      Listed in Rainsom???s household are 3 free white males under 5 years of age; 1 free white male between 5 and 10 years of age; 1 free white male between 30 and 40 years of age; 2 free white females under 5 years of age; 2 free white females between 5 and 10 years of age; and 1 free white female between 20 and 30 years of age.

      Assuming that Rainsom is the free white male listed in the 1840 census as then being between 30 and 40 years of age, he would have been born between 1800 and 1810, according to the 1840 census.

      Assuming that Rainsom???s wife is the free white female listed in the 1840 census as then being between 20 and 30 years of age, she would have been born between 1810 and 1820, according to the 1840 census.

      Assuming that the other persons in Rainsom???s household are children of Rainsom and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of 4 sons (3 of which sons would have been born between 1835 and 1840, and 1 of which sons would have been born between 1830 and 1835, according to the 1840 census) and 4 daughters (2 of which daughters would have been born between 1835 and 1840, and 2 of which daughters would have been born between 1830 and 1835, according to the 1840 census).

      (6) A household headed by Ranson ALSTON is listed in the 1850 census of St. Francis Township, Greene County, AR. [The compiler believes that Ranson ALSTON was really Ransom AUSTIN.]

      Ranson is listed in the 1850 census as a farmer who was the 46 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1804. According to the 1850 census, he was born in SC. Also, according to the 1850 census, he could not read and write.

      Listed with Ranson is his wife, Martha, who was then 41 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1809. According to the 1850 census, she was born in SC. Also, according to the 1850 census, she could not read and write.

      Also listed with Ranson is his daughter, Sarah, who was then 19 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1831. According to the 1850 census, she was born in TN.

      Also listed with Ranson is his son, James, a farmer who was then 18 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1832. According to the 1850 census, he was born in AR.

      Also listed with Ranson is his daughter, Elizabeth, who was then 17 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1833. According to the 1850 census, she was born in AR.

      Also listed with Ranson is his son, Thomas, who was then 14 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1836. According to the 1850 census, he was born in AR.

      Also listed with Ranson is his son, Stephin, who was then 13 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1837. According to the 1850 census, he was born in AR.

      Also listed with Ranson is his son, Merley[?], who was then 11 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1839. According to the 1850 census, he was born in AR. [The compiler believes that Merley was really Wesley.]

      Also listed with Ranson is his daughter, Martha, who was then 9 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1841. According to the 1850 census, she was born in AR.

      Also listed with Ranson is his son, Ranson, who was then 7 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1843. According to the 1850 census, he was born in AR.

      Also listed with Ranson is his daughter, Mary, who was then 5 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1845. According to the 1850 census, she was born in AR.

      Also listed with Ranson is his son, Robert, who was then 2 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1848. According to the 1850 census, he was born in AR.

      Also listed with Ranson is his son, Smith, who was then 2 months old; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1850. According to the 1850 census, he was born in AR.

      (7) A household headed by Rawson AUSTER is listed in the 1860 census of St. Francis Township, Greene County, AR. [The compiler believes that Rawson AUSTER was really Ransom AUSTIN. The census enumerator's handwriting is difficult to read, and the compiler is not certain that he has read it correctly.]

      Rawson is listed in the 1860 census as a farmer who was then 55 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1805. According to the 1860 census, he was born in SC.

      Listed with Rawson is his wife, Martha, who was then 50 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1810. According to the 1860 census, she was born in SC. Also, according to the 1860 census, she could not read and write.

      Also listed with Rawson is his daughter, Elisabett, a domestic worker who was then 26 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1834. According to the 1860 census, she was born in AR. Also, according to the 1860 census, she could not read and write.

      Also listed with Rawson is his son, Thomas, a farmer who was then 24 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1836. According to the 1860 census, he was born in AR.

      Also listed with Rawson is his son, Stephen, a farmer who was then 22 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1838. According to the 1860 census, he was born in AR.

      Also listed with Rawson is his son, Wesley, a farmer who was then 21 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1839. According to the 1860 census, he was born in AR.

      Also listed with Rawson is his daughter, Martha A., a domestic worker who was then 19 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1841. According to the 1860 census, she was born in AR.

      Also listed with Rawson is his daughter, Nancy, who was then 14 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1846. According to the 1860 census, she was born in AR.

      Also listed with Rawson is his son, Robert C. who was then 12 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1848. According to the 1860 census, he was born in AR.

      Also listed with Rawson is his son, Smith, who was then 10 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1850. According to the 1860 census, he was born in AR.

      (8) A household headed by Ransom AUSTIN is listed in the 1870 census of St. Francis Township, Greene County, AR.

      Ransom is listed in the 1870 census as a farmer who was then 66 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1804. According to the 1870 census, he was born in SC.

      Listed with Ransom is his wife, Martha, who was then 60 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1810. According to the 1870 census, she was born in TN. Also, according to the 1870 census, she could not write.

      Also listed with Ransom is his daughter, Betsey, who was then 35 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1835. According to the 1870 census, she was born in AR. Also, according to the 1870 census, she could not read or write.

      Also listed with Ransom is his daughter, Martha A., who was then 27 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1843. According to the 1870 census, she was born in AR. Also, according to the 1870 census, she could not write.

      Also listed with Ransom is his son, Robert C., who was then 20 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1850. According to the 1870 census, he was born in AR.

      Also listed with Ransom is his daughter, Nancey, who was then 21 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1849. According to the 1870 census, she was born in AR.

      Also listed with Ransom is his son, Smith, who was then 18 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1852. According to the 1870 census, he was born in AR.
    Person ID I17491  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2017 

    Father Stephen AUSTIN, Sr.,   b. 4 Nov 1755, Halifax County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, Hollands Creek, Hardin County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Dorcas PINSON,   b. 1760, Laurens County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1836, Hollands Creek, Hardin County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1775  Grayson County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7558  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha (AUSTIN),   b. Abt 1810, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 8 Jun 1880  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married Abt 1830 
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2017 15:31:29 
    Family ID F7821  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart