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John AUSTIN

Male 1789 - 1872  (83 years)


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  • Name John AUSTIN 
    Born 23 Aug 1789  Grayson County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN XZ3B-6N 
    Died 9 Dec 1872  Lauderdale County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Austin Cemetery, Lauderdale County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) "John Austin, Sr. of Southside Region, Virginia," Compiler: Liz Austin Carlin, Genealogy Content Copyright © 2013 Austin Families Association of America (genealogy may be freely distributed, but not sold in any form for profit):

      John Austin
      Sex: M

      Born: 23 AUG 1789
      Died: 9 DEC 1872 at Lauderdale Co., Alabama
      Buried: at Austin Cemetery, Lauderdale Co., Alabama

      Marriage
      Wife: Martha Patsy Young (15 NOV 1791 - 18 JUL 1875)
      Married: 13 NOV 1818 at Madison Co., AL

      Children
      Jesse Young Austin (2 NOV 1819 - 9 OCT 1889)
      Robert Austin (29 JAN 1821 - 13 FEB 1901)
      Rachel Austin (28 DEC 1822 - 8 DEC 1843)
      Martha Elizabeth Austin (18 MAR 1833 - 1 AUG 1879)

      Parents
      Father: Stephen Austin (NOV 1755 - 1850)
      Mother: Dorcas Pinson (1760 - 13 APR 1836)

      Siblings
      Stephen Austin ( - )
      William Austin (Abt 1777 - 1853)
      Saunders Austin (1782 - OCT 1860)
      Robert Austin (1785 - )
      Elizabeth Austin (Abt 1786 - 15 MAR 1858)
      John Austin (23 AUG 1789 - 9 DEC 1872)
      Rebecca Austin (1795 - )

      Notes

      BIRTH-RESIDENCES: In an article entitled "Southside Virginia Austins," appearing in the "Virginia Genealogist," Vol. 5, pp 147, 148, Janet Austin Curtis states that he was in Wayne Co., TN in 1820 and that he "was about the same age as his brother Saunders."

      CENSUS-RESIDENCE: 1820 US Census for Wayne Co., TN, p 327 lists John Austin, son of Stephen and Dorcas. John Austin listed in the 1830 and 1840 US Census for Lauderdale Co., AL.

      CENSUS: 1850 TN, Lauderdale Co., p 246; 1860 TN, Lauderdale, Wesmorelandville, p 116

      BIRTH-DEATH-SPOUSE-CHILDREN: " NATCHEZ TRACE TRAVELER" Vol 12 No. 2 May 1992, p 70. AUSTIN FAMILY BIBLE RECORDS Contributed by: William L. McDonald, 2207 Berry Avenue, Florence, ALA 35630. "The following records were copied from a Bible in the possession of the late Grace Paulk (Mrs Goodwin) YOUNG. The Bible was published by Kimber and Sharpless in 1826. Its present location is not known.".

      MARRIAGE: Madison County, Alabama Marriage Records.

      (2) A household headed by John AUSTIN is listed in the 1820 census of Wayne County, TN. [Wayne County, TN is north of and adjacent to Lauderdale County, AL.]

      Listed in John's household are 1 free white male under 10 years of age; 1 free white male between 26 and 45 years of age; and 1 free white female between 26 and 45 years of age.

      Assuming that John is the free white male listed in the 1820 census as then being between 26 and 45 years of age, he would have been born between 1775 and 1794, according to the 1820 census.

      Assuming that John'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 1820 census.

      Assuming that the other person in John's household is a child of John and/or his wife, that child would have consisted of 1 son (which son would have been born between 1810 and 1820, according to the 1820 census).

      (3) A household headed by John AUSTIN is listed in the 1830 census of Lauderdale County, AL.

      Listed in John's household are 2 free white males between 5 and 10 years of age; 1 free white male between 10 and 15 years of age; 1 free white male between 40 and 50 years of age; 1 free white female between 5 and 10 years of age; and 1 free white female between 30 and 40 years of age.

      Assuming that John is the free white male listed in the 1830 census as then being between 40 and 50 years of age, he would have been born between 1780 and 1790, according to the 1830 census.

      Assuming that John's wife is the free white female listed in the 1830 census as then being between 30 and 40 years of age, she would have been born between 1790 and 1800, according to the 1830 census.

      Assuming that the other persons in John's household are children of John and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of 3 sons (2 of which sons would have been born between 1820 and 1825, and 1 of which sons would have been born between 1815 and 1820, according to the 1830 census) and 1 daughter (which daughter would have been born between 1820 and 1825, according to the 1830 census).

      [Note by compiler: It appears from the 1830 census that John and/or his wife may have had 3 sons, all of whom were born before 1830. However, only 2 sons of John and his wife are listed in Note (1), above.]

      (4) A household headed by Jno. AUSTIN is listed in the 1840 census of Lauderdale County, AL.

      Listed in Jno.'s household are 1 free white male between 15 and 20 years of age; 1 free white male between 50 and 60 years of age; 1 free white female between 5 and 10 years of age; 1 free white female between 15 and 20 years of age; and 1 free white female between 40 and 50 years of age.

      Assuming that Jno. is the free white male listed in the 1840 census as then being between 50 and 60 years of age, he would have been born between 1780 and 1790, according to the 1840 census.

      Assuming that Jno.'s wife is the free white female listed in the 1840 census as then being between 40 and 50 years of age, she would have been born between 1790 and 1800, according to the 1840 census.

      Assuming that the other persons listed in Jno.'s household are children of Jno. and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of 1 son (which son would have been born between 1820 and 1825, according to the 1840 census) and 2 daughters (1 of which daughters would have been born between 1830 and 1835, and 1 of which daughters would have been born between 1820 and 1825, according to the 1840 census).

      (5) A household headed by John AUSTIN is listed in the 1850 census of District 1, Lauderdale County, AL.

      John is listed in the 1850 census as a farmer who was then 61 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1789. According to the 1850 census, he was born in VA.

      Listed with John is his wife, Martha, who was then 57 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1793. According to the 1850 census, she was born in SC.

      (6) A household headed by John AUSTIN in listed in the 1860 census of the Western Division, Lauderdale County, AL.

      John is listed in the 1860 census as a farmer who was then 70 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1790. According to the 1860 census, he was born in VA.

      Listed with John is his wife, Martha, who was then 69 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1791. According to the 1860 census, she was born in SC.

      (7) The compiler has not found a listing of John or Martha AUSTIN in the 1870 census.

      (8) Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records <http://www.glorecords.blm.gov>:

      Patent Description
      Names
      Patentee: JOHN AUSTIN
      Survey
      State: ALABAMA
      Acres: 80.27
      Metes/Bounds: No
      Title Transfer
      Issue Date: 6/8/1833
      Land Office: Huntsville
      Cancelled: No
      U.S. Reservations: No
      Mineral Reservations: No
      Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
      Document Numbers
      Document Nr.: 4243
      Accession/Serial Nr.: AL1240__.075
      BLM Serial Nr.: AL NO S/N
      Legal Land Description
      Aliquot Parts
      E??SE
      Sec./Block
      20/
      Township
      1-S
      Range
      12-W
      Fract. Section
      No
      Meridian
      Huntsville
      State
      AL
      Counties
      Lauderdale
      Survey Nr.

      (9) Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records <http://www.glorecords.blm.gov>:

      Patent Description
      Names
      Patentee: JOHN AUSTIN
      Survey
      State: ALABAMA
      Acres: 80.26
      Metes/Bounds: No
      Title Transfer
      Issue Date: 6/8/1833
      Land Office: Huntsville
      Cancelled: No
      U.S. Reservations: No
      Mineral Reservations: No
      Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
      Document Numbers
      Document Nr.: 4395
      Accession/Serial Nr.: AL1240__.236
      BLM Serial Nr.: AL NO S/N
      Legal Land Description
      Aliquot Parts
      W??SE
      Sec./Block
      20/
      Township
      1-S
      Range
      12-W
      Fract. Section
      No
      Meridian
      Huntsville
      State
      AL
      Counties
      Lauderdale
      Survey Nr.

      (10) Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records <http://www.glorecords.blm.gov>:

      Patent Description
      Names
      Patentee: JOHN AUSTIN
      Survey
      State: ALABAMA
      Acres: 40.13
      Metes/Bounds: No
      Title Transfer
      Issue Date: 2/1/1843
      Land Office: Huntsville
      Cancelled: No
      U.S. Reservations: No
      Mineral Reservations: No
      Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
      Document Numbers
      Document Nr.: 12200
      Accession/Serial Nr.: AL3620__.056
      BLM Serial Nr.: AL NO S/N
      Legal Land Description
      Aliquot Parts
      NWNE
      Sec./Block
      20/
      Township
      1-S
      Range
      12-W
      Fract. Section
      No
      Meridian
      Huntsville
      State
      AL
      Counties
      Lauderdale
      Survey Nr.

      (11) Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records <http://www.glorecords.blm.gov>:

      Patent Description
      Names
      Patentee: JOHN AUSTIN
      Survey
      State: ALABAMA
      Acres: 120.48
      Metes/Bounds: No
      Title Transfer
      Issue Date: 3/1/1860
      Land Office: Huntsville
      Cancelled: No
      U.S. Reservations: No
      Mineral Reservations: No
      Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
      Document Numbers
      Document Nr.: 21829
      Accession/Serial Nr.: AL3920__.346
      BLM Serial Nr.: AL NO S/N
      Legal Land Description - Parcel 1
      Aliquot Parts
      E??NW
      Sec./Block
      29/
      Township
      1-S
      Range
      12-W
      Fract. Section
      No
      Meridian
      Huntsville
      State
      AL
      Counties
      Lauderdale
      Survey Nr.
      Legal Land Description - Parcel 2
      Aliquot Parts
      SWNW
      Sec./Block
      29/
      Township
      1-S
      Range
      12-W
      Fract. Section
      No
      Meridian
      Huntsville
      State
      AL
      Counties
      Lauderdale
      Survey Nr.

      (12) John Austin Sr. and Related Austins of Virginia (Southside Region) [a document dated September 3, 2003 which was originated and is maintained by the Austin Families Association]:

      DEATH-HEIRS: Letter from the Lauderdale County Clerk, 2 May 1967. John died 1876. His Will is on file. Next of kin: wife Martha Austin 81; son Jesse Y 53; son Robert 51; and dau Martha Craddock 40, wife of James H. Craddock of Cold Water, Mississippi.

      (13) LAUDERDALE COUNTY, ALABAMA CEMETERIES - TOWNSHIP 1, RANGE 12 <http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~allauder/cem-austin.htm>:

      AUSTIN CEMETERY

      Contributed 3 Feb 2004
      By David Montgomery

      The Austin Cemetery is located in west Lauderdale County, Alabama near the Threets Crossroads community. This cemetery has approximately twenty-five graves marked only with stones. It is said that there are more that are not identifiable at all, even by way of depressions in the ground.

      This survey was completed on November 8, 2003. All records were taken from head stones and/or foot stones and has been checked for accuracy.

      To reach the cemetery from Florence, Alabama, travel Alabama Highway 20 west for 14.6 miles. Turn right onto County Road 5 and go about 4 miles to the cemetery on the right side of the road. The Austin Cemetery originally was in another location on land that the Indians cleared. Due to it being in a low wet area, it was moved to its present location. There are several markers in this cemetery that are very difficult to read. A few were impossible to read due to deterioration of the surface. The cemetery appears to have been targeted by vandals in the past, as many stones are broken or missing. The cemetery is maintained well otherwise. The Liberty Baptist Church, which sits about 2 miles south, started the cemetery, but as time passed, deceased members were buried in other cemeteries. Mr. Robert Austin, who is buried here, gave the land for the cemetery. A large amount of land along the Natchez Trace Parkway & Big Cypress Creek is still owned by members of the Austin family.

      Austin, John, b. 23 Aug 1789, d. 09 Dec 1872
      Austin, Martha (Young), b. 15 Nov 1791, d. 18 Jul 1875

      (14) www.findagrave.com:

      John Austin
      Birth: Aug. 23, 1789, Grayson County, Virginia, USA
      Death: Dec. 9, 1872, Lauderdale County, Alabama, USA

      Family links: Parents: Stephen Austin (1755 - 1850), Dorcas Pinson Austin (1757 - 1836); Children: Robert Austin (1821 - 1901); Spouse: Martha Young Austin (1791 - 1875)

      Burial: Austin Cemetery, Lauderdale County, Alabama, USA

      Created by: Phil & Donna (Stricklan/Brush) Whitaker
      Record added: Oct 22, 2008
      Find A Grave Memorial# 30780762
    Person ID I26458  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 9 May 2021 

    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) 
    Mother Dorcas PINSON,   b. 1757, Laurens County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1836, Hollands Creek, Hardin County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 1775  Grayson County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7535  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha YOUNG,   b. 15 Nov 1791, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1875, Lauderdale County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 13 Nov 1818  Madison County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Marriage License 13 Nov 1818  Madison County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Jesse Young AUSTIN,   b. 2 Nov 1819, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1889, Lauderdale County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. Robert AUSTIN,   b. 29 Jun 1821, Lauderdale County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1901, Lauderdale County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Rachel AUSTIN,   b. 28 Dec 1822, Lauderdale County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1843, Lauderdale County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     4. Martha Elizabeth AUSTIN,   b. 18 Mar 1833, Lauderdale County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1879, Tate County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    Last Modified 9 May 2021 
    Family ID F7534  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    John AUSTIN
    John AUSTIN

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) MADISON CO., ALABAMAMARRIAGE LICENSES GROOM'S INDEX 1809 - 1899, Surnames A - B GROOM: Austin, John BRIDE: Young, Pattsy VOLUME and PAGE: Vol. 2 p. 166 LICENSE DATE: 13 Nov 1818.