Native American Austin Families


Jacob Vastine Austin

Tribe: Choctaw by marriage
Sex: M

Born: 26 Feb 1869 at Raleigh, Smith, MS
Died: 9 Sep 1926 at Memphis, Shelby, TN
Buried: 10 Sep 1926 at McComb City, Pike, MS1


Wife: Rogers, Edna M (31 Oct 1871 - 14 Aug 1941)
Married: 22 Dec 1896 at Sharkey Co., MS.


Austin, Edna Manila (Apr 1898 - )
Austin, Rogers Vastine (30 Dec 1899 - 9 Feb 1945)


AFAOA Project Case #20
DAWES CARD MCR2843 Mississippi Choctaw Rejected. Refused Feb 13, 1903 office Meridian, MS. Application by the wife of J. B. Austin. Her name was Edna M. Austin age 29. Residence was Nittayuma, MS near Vicksburg, MS. Her testimony was dated July 2, 1901. Her parents were John M. Rogers, non-citizen and Lucinda M. Rogers, who claims Choctaw. Edna said her mother was 1/4 Choctaw. Edna's grandfather was Frank Womack, a Choctaw. Pushamanta and Tandy Walker were his cousins.
Edna said her husband, J. B. Austin was white and part German.
Edna's children were Edna M. Austin, daughter age 3. She was 1/16 blood Choctaw.
Rogers V. Austin, son, age 1 1/2 yrs. was 1/16 blood Choctaw as a descendant of Choctaw, Frank Womack and wife, Annie.

NAME: Note by Helen C Austin. The DAWES report has his name as J. B. Austin. Considering that the name was recorded by a clerk from the oral testimony of his wife, a mistake of the sound-alike initial is possible. The census records and marriage record for the husband of Edna M Rogers Austin show that his true name was Jacob V. Austin. The middle initial stands for Vastine, as his son has a middle initial V that also stands for Vastine, according to the WWIDraft Card dated 9-12-1918.

ANCESTRY: AFAOA database for William Austin of Craven Co, SC submitted by compiler, Joy Anita Shaw, includes Jacob Vastine Austin, his wife Edna Rogers and their two children.

MARRIAGE: Mississippi State Marriages data from; J. V. Austin m Edna Rogers 22 Dec 1896 in Sharkey Co, MS.

MILITARY: CSA records for a J. V. Austin 1st Battalion MS Sharpshooters, Co. D, Pvt in and Pvt out.

CENSUS: 1870 U. S. Census, Smith Co, MS Twp 3, R8, 10 Aug 1870, dwelling 60, fam 58.
Josiah Austin, 39, w, m, SC, merchant ret.; Jane C. 28, f, w, keeping house SC; Laura L. 7, f, w, MS; John C 5, m, w, MS; Elizabeth B 3, w, f, MS; Jacob V Austin 1, w, m, MS. Note that the Austin and Rogers family live only 4 dwellings apart.

CENSUS: 1880 U S Census, Smith Co, MS, 15 Jun 1880, Page 276, Dwelling 36, Fam 37.
Austin, Josiah, w, m, 49, head, merchant, SC, SC, SC; Jane C. w, f, 38, wife, housekeeping, SC, SC, SC; John C. w, m, 15 son, farm laborer, MS, SC, SC; E. B. w, f, 14, dau, MS; J. V., w, m, 11, son, MS; Virginia, w, f, 8, dau, MS; S. M., w, m, 6, son, MS; Jodie, w, f, 4, MS; Katie, w, f, 1 dau, MS.

CENSUS: 1900 U S Census, Warren Co, MS, Beat 2, Jun 15-16, 1900,p 39A,Dwelling 298, Fam 305.
Jacob V Austin 31, head, w, m, Feb 1869, married 3 years, MS, SC, SC, section foreman; Edna Austin, 29, wife, Oct 1870, w, f, MS, SC, MS; Manila (Edna M.) 2, dau, Apr 1898, MS, MS, Ms; Roger V Austin 5/12, son, Dec 1899 MS; Addie Ford 29, servant, black, f, Nov 1870, cook; Katie Ford 14, servant, b, f, Aug 1885, house servant; Amanda Ford, 11, servants child, b, f, Jan 1889; Minnie Ford 7, servant’s child, Mar 1893.

CENSUS: 1920 U S Census, Tunica Co, MS, Dist 131, Tunica City, Beat 2, 3 Jun 1920, p 160, Dwelling 16, Fam 16. Austin, Jacob, head, rents, m, w, 50, MS, SC, SC, foreman, group?
Austin, Edna, wife, f, w, 49, MS, SC, MS.
Dwelling 16, Fam 17. Austin, Rogers V., head, rents, 20, m, w, MS, MS, MS, signal man, railroad;
Austin, Frances, wife, 20, f, w, DE, DE, AL.

DEATH-NAME-SPOUSE-BURIAL: Tennessee Death Certificate. Original available on Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955 for Jacob Bastine Austin

Name:Jacob Bastine Austin (note: Middle name of Vastine is typed incorrectly)
Event Date: 09 Sep 1926
Event Place: Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Race or Color: White
Age: 57
Estimated Birth Year:
Birth Date: 1869
Birthplace: Raleigh, Miss.
Father: Joe Austin
Father's Birthplace: S.C.
Mother: Katherine Kanard (Catherine Kinnard)
Mother's Birthplace: Don't Know
Occupation: Asst Yard Master Business: Y & M V Railroad
Street Address: Non-resident of Memphis
Residence: Lake Cormorant, Miss.
Cemetery: no name given
Burial Place: McComb City, Miss.
Burial Date: 10 Sep 1926
Informant: wife Mrs. Austin of Lake Commorant Miss.
Digital Folder Number: 4183294
Image Number: 271
Film Number: 1876719
Volume/Page/Certificate Number: cn 22764
Cause of death: Acute myocarditis, contributory, chronic Nephritis.


1. Tennessee Death Certificate , Cert File No. 22764. {Note: State of TN State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Memphis, Shelby County.}

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