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Stephen S. AUSTIN

Male Abt 1769 - Aft 1850  (~ 81 years)


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  • Name Stephen S. AUSTIN 
    Born Abt 1769  Halifax County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 15 Sep 1850  Bedford County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Bell Buckle, Bedford County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Source: Jean Shroyer /.

      (2) James C. "Jim" Hankins, "Early Southside Virginia Families" <http://www.cottagehill.com/descendants/f19.htm#f12700>:

      Stephen S. Austin and Rebecca Hankins

      Husband Stephen S. Austin

      Born: 1770 - Pittsylvania Co., VA
      Died: aft 1860 - Bell Buckle, Bedford Co., TN
      Buried: Lynch Gap Cem., Bell Buckle, TN

      Father: Joseph Champness Austin (1730-1810)
      Mother: Ann Prewitt (1742-abt 1776)

      Marriage: Apr 24, 1800 - Pittsylvania Co., VA

      Wife Rebecca Hankins

      Born: 1778 - VA
      Died:
      Buried: Lynch Gap Cem., Bell Buckle, TN

      Father: William J. Hankins, Sr. (1750-bef 1824)
      Mother: Elizabeth Davis (1756-bef 1824)

      Children [of Stephen S. Austin and Rebecca Hankins, not necessarily in birth order]:

      [i] Lebinda B. Austin

      Born:
      Died:
      Buried:

      [ii] Saunders Austin

      Born:
      Died:
      Buried:

      [iii] Elizabeth Ann Austin

      AKA: Eliza
      Born: May 2, 1801 - Pittsylvania Co., VA
      Died: Nov 29, 1872 - Bedford, Bedford Co., TN
      Buried: Lynch Gap Cem., Bell Buckle, TN

      Spouse: Champness Terry Austin, Jr. (1797-____)
      Marr: Oct 31, 1826 - Pittsylvania Co., VA

      Spouse: William Wilson Dearing (1798-1882)
      Marr: Sep 6, 1827 - Pittsylvania Co., VA

      [iv] Owen Edward Austin

      Born: 1803 - Pittsylvania Co., VA
      Died: aft 1850 - a ship at sea
      Buried: DeWitt Co., TX

      Spouse: Talitha Jane Covington (1812-aft 1860)
      Marr: Nov 23, 1829 - Rutherford Co., TN

      [v] Mary W. Austin

      Born: 1804 - Pittsylvania Co., VA
      Died:
      Buried:

      Spouse: Joseph G. Johns (____-____)
      Marr: Oct 18, 1827 - Pittsylvania Co., VA

      [vi] Sarah Austin

      Born: 1810 - Pittsylvania Co., VA
      Died:
      Buried:

      [vii] James W. Austin

      Born: 1814 - Pittsylvania Co., VA
      Died:
      Buried:

      Spouse: Susan Unknown (1818-____)

      (3) "John Austin, Sr. of Southside Region, Virginia," Compiler: Liz Austin Carlin, Genealogy Content Copyright © 2011 Austin Families Association of America (genealogy may be freely distributed, but not sold in any form for profit):

      Stephen S. Austin
      Sex: M

      Born: Abt 1769
      Died: Aft 1850
      Buried: at Bell Buckle, Bedford, TN

      Marriage
      Wife: Rebecca Hankins (1780 - Aft 1850)
      Married: 23 APR 1800 at Pittsylvania Co., VA

      Children
      Mary W. Austin (____ - ____)
      Sarah Austin (____ - ____)
      Lebinda B. Austin (____ - ____)
      Elizabeth "Eliza" Ann Austin (2 MAY 1801 - 29 NOV 1872)
      Owen Ed Austin (Abt 1803 - Aft 1852)
      James Austin (Abt 1813 - ____)

      Parents
      Father: Joseph Austin (Abt 1727 - Bef 20 MAY 1811)
      Mother: _____ Terry (____ - ____)

      Siblings
      John Austin (Abt 1760 - 4 OCT 1827)
      William Austin (Abt 1765 - Bef 1830)
      Stephen S. Austin (Abt 1769 - Aft 1850)
      Champness Austin (1769 - Aft 1850)
      David Austin (Aft 1775 - Aft 1850)

      Notes

      BIRTH-MARRIAGE-DEATH: In an article appearing in "Austins of America," Dr. Michael Austin, Editor, August 1982 edition, p 37, entitled "Pruit Alias Austin," Janet Austin Curtis states: " Stephen Austin, b. 1769-71, d. probably in Rutherford County, Tennessee. He m. 23 April 1800 Rebecca Hankins, daughter of Wm. & Elizabeth Hankins, who was b. Pittsylvania County 1780 and was living in 1850."

      CENSUS: 1820 US Census for Pittsylvania Co., VA, p 61, shows Stephen Austin as head of household with female 26-45 years, and 9 children (6 females and 3 males).

      CENSUS: 1840 TN, Rutherford Co.; 1850 US Census for Bedford Co., TN, shows Stephen Austin 81 VA and Rebecca 79 VA.

      MARRIAGE: Pittsylvania Co. Marriage Records, married by Rev. Clement Moore, Surety Reuben Hankins.

      [Note by compiler: Based on census information relating to Stephen and his family, the number of children listed in this Note (2) appears to be understated.]

      (3) A household headed by Stephen AUSTIN is listed in the 1820 census of Pittsylvania County, VA.

      Listed in Stephen's household are 2 free white males under 10 years of age; 1 free white male between 16 and 18 years of age; 1 free white male between 16 and 26 years of age [which son is also included in the 16-to-18 age bracket]; 1 free white male over 45 years of age; 3 free white females under 10 years of age; 2 free white females between 10 and 16 years of age; 1 free white female between 16 and 26 years of age; and 1 free white female between 26 and 45 years of age.

      Assuming that Stephen is the free white male listed in the 1820 census as then being over 45 years of age, he would have been born before 1775, according to the 1820 census.

      Assuming that Stephen's wife is the free white female listed in the 1820 census as then being between 26 and 45 years of age, she would have been born between 1775 and 1794, according to the 1840 census.

      Assuming that the other persons in Stephen's household are children of Stephen and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of 3 sons (2 of which sons would have been born between 1910 and 1920, and 1 of which sons would have been born between 1802 and 1804, according to the 1820 census) and 6 daughters (3 of which daughters would have been born between 1910 and 1920, 2 of which daughters would have been born between 1804 and 1810, and 1 of which daughters would have been born 1794 and 1804, according to the 1820 census). Assuming further that all of such persons are children of Stephen and/or his wife, the number of children listed in Note (2), above, is understated.

      (4) A household headed by Stephen AUSTIN is listed in the 1850 census of District 4, Bedford County, TN. [His surname is listed as AUTHER in the index to the 1850 census.] The actual enumeration date of the 1850 census was 15 September 1850.

      Stephen is listed in the 1850 census as a cooper who was then 81 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1769. According to the 1850 census, he was born in VA.

      Listed with Stephen is his wife, Rebecca, who was then 70 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1780. According to the 1850 census, she was born in VA.
    Person ID I26486  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 29 May 2018 

    Father Joseph AUSTIN,   b. Abt 1727, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 20 May 1811, Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother --- TERRY 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1760 
    Family ID F11530  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca HANKINS,   b. Abt 1780, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 24 Aug 1870, Bedford County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years) 
    Married 23 Apr 1800  Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Marriage Fact 24 Apr 1800  Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Ann AUSTIN,   b. 2 May 1801, Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1872, Lynch Gap, Bedford County,TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
     2. Owen Edward AUSTIN,   b. Abt 1803, Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1852  (Age ~ 50 years)  [natural]
     3. James W. AUSTIN,   b. Abt 1813, Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Lebinda Banks AUSTIN,   b. 12 Dec 1824, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1914, Bell Buckle, Bedford County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [natural]
     5. Mary W. AUSTIN,   b. Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Sarah AUSTIN,   b. Pittsylvania County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 May 2018 13:23:14 
    Family ID F11582  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Virginia, Marriages, 1660-1800 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997: Name: Stephen Austin Spouse: Rebecca Henkins Marriage Date: 23 Apr 1800 Marriage Location: Pittsylvania County, Virginia [Note by compiler: The compiler believes that Rebecca's maiden name was really Hankins.].

    2. Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) James C. "Jim" Hankins, "Early Southside Virginia Families" : Surety for the marriage was provided by Reubin Hankins, and they were married by Reverend Clement Nance. The minister's return dated the marriage as occuring on April 24, 1800.