"Olivia Austin" ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: I'm an Austin wondering about my heritage
My name is Olivia Austin. I'm a college student originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, but my dad's side of the family is from Luzerne County in Pennsylvania. I was wondering if you knew of which Austins moved to PA coal country that could be my ancestor? My grandfather's name is James Austin if that helps (I am 19. My grandpa passed quite a few years ago). I think what you are doing is really cool and I would love to help explore the Pennsylvania branch of the Austin family since your website doesn't seem to have much on us. I don't really know the first thing about researching genealogy, but I love going to the library (I'm in Philadelphia for school so I have access to a great library) but I don't even know what to look for. I am so glad I stumbled upon this website while looking for POWs I am related to while bored this Friday evening. Any information and tips on researching genealogy you have are much appreciated! I honestly enjoy researching things.
"Stacy Lynn Austin Falkner" ~ email@example.com
Subject: Benjamin W. Austin (1808-1864) My 3rd GGF
Benjamin W. Austin who was married to Catherine A. Countryman (1823-1865) on 9th of June 1844 in Stark, Herkimer, NY. Children; James Almond Austin(1845-1936), Melville Dayton Austin (1846-1933), Willard Trask Austin (1848-1928), Medora Matilda Austin (1850-1942) & Ersa Zora Austin (1852-?). my line is through Melville. I need proof of who Benjamins parents are. Is he a descendant of Richard Austin of Charleston MA ? I have the book The Descendants of Richard Austin of Charlestown, MA, 1638 & Countryman Genealogy Book By Alvin Countryman, 1925. The Family is in the Countryman book but not the Austin book unless he is the Benjamin listed as son to Margaret Shaver & Benjamin Austin on pg 49-52. ? thanks for any help.
"Mary Jo Meyer" ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Jane Nelson's parents
I am looking for information on Jane Nelson's parents and their line. Jane was the wife of William Anderson Austin (1778-1865). I am pretty sure their names were Elisha Nelson and Elizabeth ?. I do have a paper that has Elizabeth as the widow of Elisha and on the paper W A Austin son-in-law. Has anyone been able to trace this line? My email address is email@example.com. Thank you.
"Joe Perry" ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Margaret Awstine
In the Cranbrook, Kent, UK Parish Registers there is mentioned a marriage:
"1561 Nov 19 Ambrose Sheaffe et Margaret Awstine"
Ambrose died the following year. Do you know when Margaret died, and whether she remarried?
Later in the Register there is mentioned under burials:
"1579 May 31 Widdowe Sheaffe"
and I was wondering if this was Margaret?
Thanks for your help
"Tonia Bartlett Porter" ~ email@example.com
Subject: Jackson Austin b. ~1816 Va or Ga
Hello! I am Tonia Porter. I am a descendant of Jackson Austin and his wife Britannia Cook. They were married in 1843 Barbour CO., AL. I cannot find them in 1850. But in 1860 they are in Coffee Co., AL. On that census he lists his birthplace as Va. However, on the muster roll for enlistment into the 3rd battalion reserves (AL CSA) he listed it as Wahsington CO., GA.
I believe he and his eldest son died in Talledega Co., AL in 1869. But his wife and other children can be found in 1870 Coffee Co., AL.
In 1840 there is a John Austin in Barbour Co., AL. He has 2 sons that the right age to be Jackson. Do you happen to have any information on this John Austin. A lot of researchers say this John is John Austin who married Sarah Youngblood. I think she can be found in the 1850 Dale CO., AL census in the household of RJ Cooper. I'm not sure if this is accurate or not.
Any help and guidance is greatly appreciated!
"Timothy Austin" ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Thomas S Austin (1812-1878)
I've had troubles researching my lineage. I hit a roadblock with a Thomas S. Austin (1812-1878). The 1860 census lists his residence as Hornby, New York (also his place of death) and his birthplace as Connecticut. I can find no information on his parents or possible siblings.
He married Ann Jane Russell in 1835-1840. They had 6 children, Oren, Sarah, Wallace (my 2nd great grandfather), Harriet, Augusta, and Mary.
If you have any information that could further my search I would be very appreciative.
I-293 "Cindy Hall Driscoll" ~ email@example.com
Subject: Ransom Austin
I am a descendant of Ransom Austin through his son Miles Austin (of York, Campbell, & Franklin Counties in VA). In my research of the past few weeks I have stumbled on something that has been intriguing.
Name: Ransom Austin
Birth Year: abt 1791
Home in 1850: Caswell, North Carolina, USA
Family Number: 735
Ransom Austin 59
Agnes Austin 56
Ransom Austin 23
Mary Austin 18
John Austin 16
Joseph Austin 13
George A Austin 11
Year: 1850; Census Place: Caswell, North Carolina; Roll: M432_623; Page: 222B; Image: 451
Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
This Ransom (Sr) being born c1791 (per census) would make him a contemporary of Miles Austin (of York, Campbell, & Franklin Co.) who was b. c1794.
Name: Ransom Austin
Company: 4 REG'T (GREENHILL'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.
Rank - Induction: PRIVATE
Rank - Discharge: PRIVATE
Roll Box: 7
Microfilm Publication: M602
Direct Data Capture, comp. U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.
Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M602, 234 rolls.
The above citation would appear to be for Ransom (Sr.) and the following info was provided by one of my cousins:
Colonel Greenhill's regiment consisted of seven company sized units from the counties of Pittsylvania, Halifax and Charlotte
Ransom (Sr.) was married to an Agnes Gregory. His son, Ransom B., was married to a Lucy (Lucinda) Scott who was born in VA.
Due to the above military record Ransom was, at the very least, associated with a Regiment located in VA and his son marries a woman from VA, and who comes (back) to VA, specifically Pittsylvania Co. to spend the remainder of his life. This being one county over from Miles.
Personally, this seems too much to be a coincidence. I have to wonder if this (c1791) Ransom is the son of (c1769) Ransom of York, and the brother of Miles. Of course I'm well aware that my gut instinct doesn't prove anything! : )
I'm wondering if there are any researchers who may have gone down this road before me, or if there is anyone from this family who might have tested their DNA.
"Gerald" ~ Here365@aol.com
Subject: Katherine Austin (Katie)
Hello. I'm attempting to locate Katherine Austin whose last known residence in 1944 was in Mass (Springfield?). She has two daughters. One is named Jane. She may have worked for Pratt and Whitney during the war effort. She may have a brother whose name may be Francis Bacon? I may be a family member? Any assistance would be appreciated. Thank you.
"Lowe Farm" ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Harris Austin 1811 NY or William Harrison Austin 1815 IL
I'm Louise Austine, named for my father Louis Austin Rouse. His mother was Betty Elizabeth Austin. My Grandfather (her father) was Thomas Jefferson Austin, born Illinois 14 Nov 1834, Married Eliza Jane Carr.
Thomas Jefferson Austin's father is the mystery, have two handwritten and typed family notes saying his father was Harris Austin born NY 9 Jun 1811, married Keziah Parmly (KY) in Pope co. IL on 8 Oct 1833. On marriage records his first name as Harris. His son TJA list his birthplace as NY on 1900 and 1910 census. Other children list his birthplace as TN, AL, IL, VT.
Only records I can find thru Ancestry are for William Harrison Austin born in Illinois 17 Jan 1815.
"Jamie Austin" ~ email@example.com
Subject: Searching for father of Benjamin Harrison Austin
My name is Jamie Austin. I've been trying to find information out about my family but can't seem to find much prior to Benjamin Harrison Lee Austin. Some of what I've been able to find seems to indicate his father was John Austin who seems to have come from Virginia. If you have any information about this I'd greatly appreciate it. I'll give you a little of what I know (or what I think I know at least).
John Austin (born 1828? Possible VA), married Mary Jane Barrett (born January 28 1836? Likely in TN)
-Benjamin Harrison Lee Austin (born May 19 1865? Probably in TN, died March 25 1907), married Martha Jane Early (though I believe this was a second marriage)
-James Walter Austin (born June 21, 1898 in OK, died January 17 1982), married Georgia M. Austin (I don't think I know her maiden name. Born October 1894 in Mississippi?)
If you need any other information let me know!
"Joyce Giordano" ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Ellis and/or Benjamin Austin
In researching the descendents of Robert Austin (1713-1749) from Rhode Island. I have found information regarding 2 sons, born in Rhode Island, who may be the same person: Benjamin (1840-1810) and Ellis (1738-1810). There is information showing the death dates as the same but burial in 3 different cemeteries in Rensselaer County, NY. Also there is information showing marriage to the same person, Sarah Aylesworth, on August 6, either 1761 or 1765. However, I see no documentary evidence showing a combined name such as Ellis Benjamin Austin or Benjamin Ellis Austin. I would appreciate any help you might have to clear this up for me.
Thank you very much.
"David Holbrook" ~ Lexbrook1@aol.com
Subject: Looking for parents of Mary H Austin b. abt 1797
My mother's family (Tyler/ Paddock) descended from a variety of early settlers of Massachusetts and the Connecticut River valley. One of these descendents is Joseph Paddock born in October 1791 in Middletown, Connecticut. He married Mary H Austin on March 2, 1817 in Middletown, Connecticut. Mary's birth was abt 1797 (place unknown) and death January 7, 1881 in Middletown, Connecticut.
I know there were several Austin family members living in Connecticut and Massachusetts by 1640. Would anyone be able to provide information on Mary H Austin (my ggg Grandmother)? I am not sure of her birth place but have very good information for her husband and children, one of which was named Joseph Austin Paddock.
"Robert Paul" ~ email@example.com
Subject: John H. Austin born 1828, New Jersey
My name is Bob Paul and I am the fourth great grandson of John H. Austin, born 1828 in New Jersey. He was a private in company G in the Fourth New Jersey Volunteer Infantry and is one of just seven privates that survived from mustering in in August 1861 to the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse in 1865 (he was on the field there the day of the surrender). In between he was in 42 engagements and early in the war was on a special detail that resulted in the first untethered aeriel reconnaissance—by balloon—in the history of warfare. The Austin family of southern New Jersey is well known as being descended from Francis Austin, but my research tells me John H Austin does not descended from him and his family.
His father was apparently "Professor" Lewis/Louis Austin, who came to the United States in 1920 from Germany. I would appreciate tips on how to research this line of the Austin family. The variation "Augustin" is one that I have tried to locate in records, as it is a German variant of Austin. Are there other common variants of which you are aware? I suspect Lewis Austin would have been born about 1800 and died around 1860, as John sent money to his "widowed mother" during the war. I am working on a theory that he would have lived in the Camden, NJ-Philadelphia, PA area from 1820-1860. If anyone has researched a family resembling this one I would appreciate the support.
Among Lewis Austin's descendants are Samuel W. Downs, his grandson who was a breveted captain in the 40th NJ Volunteer infantry regiment; Frank Rose Austin, first mayor of Tuckerton, NJ; and LeRoy Austin, a successful orange grower in Riverside, California.
Thanks so much for any information you may be able to provide.
Gary Townsend ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Austin-Townsend family
Hello,my name is Gary Townsend. In a 1870 census of Cambria, Niagara Co .NY, I found my great, great, great, grandmother Henah Townsend. She was living with Elijah Austin his wife Rachel her daughter. I believe Elijah parents were Jonathan 1771-1851 and his wife Mary (Perry). I believe they all came from Dutchess Co..
I would like to get any information on Rachel of this time period living in Cambria.
Michelle Head ~ email@example.com
Subject: Connections to Stephen F. Austin?
My name is Michelle and I am discovering my family tree and was told growing up that we were related to Stephen F. Austin and was hoping to confirm this story so I can leave a correct lineage for my children.
I have traced back to John Austin (born 1751 in Virginia; Died 6/19/1833 in Sumner Co., TN). He was married to Lucy Shelton (B: 12/3/1764; Died Oct. 1803) and they had a son named David Shelton Austin (B: 2/16/1792 in Louisa Co., VA; D: in Tenn.) David was married to Mary A. 'Polly' Lowrey. David's father was Albert Warren Austin (B: 1/16/1826 in Louisa Co., VA; D: 4/3/1895 in Tempe, AZ). Albert Warren Austin was married to Martha Adeline Wilson (D: 4/17/1919 in Temp, AZ). Albert had a daughter named Laura Lavinia Austin (B: 1861 in Texas; D: 1931). Laura was married to Jacob Monroe Lewis (B: 1858, Alabama; D: 1930). One of Laura's son's name was Ernest Harris Lewis (B: 10/18/1890 in Phoenix, AZ; D: 4/13/1986 in Texas). Ernest was my mom's grandfather. Whew that seems long, lol.
I can't seem to get further than John Austin, and while searching, there were a lot of John Austin's!
I have searched Stephen F. Austin's lineage as well and he never had children; his brother James had one son who died when he was 8; and his sister Emily I haven't searched yet, but she wouldn't leave the name Austin in her down line. So, I was hoping you could search Moses Austin's brother's (Stephen Austin) lineage for a possible connection.
Thank you so much for this great website to search!
John Hinkle ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Samuel Austin, Colebrook, Ct
Looking for information on Samuel Austin (cannot find and information on him) , married to Ruth, she was born in 1733 and died 1820 in Colebrook, buried in the Baptist Cem.
They had one son , Samuel , born 1776 in Colebrook , Married Dorcus Belden , from Sandisfield, Ma.
L. M. Austin ~ Aulo00@aol.com
Subject: Nathan Austin of Athens County Ohio
I am looking for the family of Nathan Austin born in or before 1800 and died 1833. In 1820 while living in Lee Township he married Delia Gorsline, daughter of William Gorsline of Alexander Township. They had two children (unnamed), according to his probate records. His widow and children disappeared afterwards, having produced no marriage or death records in the county.
In August, 1990 a query printed in the publication "Austins of America" posted the following:
"359-6. Nathan Austin of Lee Township, Athens County, Ohio married Delia Gorsline on 9 December 1820, they had two children: William and Molly. On 26 March 1832, Nathan sold 100 acres to William Austin of Suffolk County, Charlestown, Massachusetts. Nathan died in 1833. Seeking Nathan's ancestry and any information on his family."
Unfortunately, the person who posted this cannot be found but apparently knows more than is easily found online. Maybe this is someone who descended from Molly Austin.
I am interested because I have recently found my Great Grandfather, William Austin. His 1888 Ohio obituary covers his early years as a child in Athens County and mentions that he and his sister were orphaned at an early age, and soon after, separated forever. I would like to prove whether or not this circumstantial connection leads back to Nathan and Delia Austin. Thank you to anyone who can contribute any information 25 years after the original post.
Edward Stiles ~ email@example.com
Subject: Ruth Austin
Can you give me any information about my ancestor Ruth Austin.
Born Suffield, CT between 1756-1759
Died Feb. 2, 1813 in Russell, St. Lawrence, NY
Married Simeon Stiles in Westfield, MA in 1783.
I cannot find her parents or lineage. Any information will help!
Thanks, Edward Stiles
Joanne Malone ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Austin Connection
My grandmother passed in 1989 and her maiden name was Austin. The family of Austin's she was a part of were mainly located in Philadelphia, PA in 1800 and 1900. Her parents lived and owned property in Burlington County New Jersey. They owned a small farm there in the late 1800's. I also have a photo of my Great-grandfather Joseph Manning Austin and from what I could discover he was descended from Joseph P Austin (1801-1850) and his second wife Elizabeth Y Rest (1831-1916). I am not a professional Genealogist but I found clues linking my great-grandfather to Joseph. It's been a desire of mine to discover my Austin roots and would love to share my information and connect with other Austin families.
Again, I have photos and text to share and would love my family to be part of the Association.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Grand daughter of
Edna Elizabeth Austin
Michael Roberts ~ email@example.com
Subject: Roberts family
I am looking for a publication/research paper written by Mrs. Jessie Austin Reynolds titled "The pedigree of Jessie Austin Reynolds." The paper is cited in the Austin Family records and a note said a copy of that paper is on file with the Austin Family Association. I was wondering if you would be able to tell me that you have a copy of this and, if possible, what the cost of obtaining a copy of this would be. Mrs. Reynolds is my great-grandfathers cousin on her mothers side (her mother was Sarah Jane nee Roberts). Any information would be greatly appreciated!
Karen Halliday ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Frank Lynn Austin
My mother passed away March 2014 and left me a letter that my father was Frank Austin. They worked together at Challenge Cream and Butter in San Francisco, California where he was a driver. I was conceived December 1958 according to my mom's letter. I was born September 9, 1959 in San Francisco. I would really like to Learn about my birth father. Frank Lynn Austin sounds like he could be a possibility. My middle name is Lynn which might mean something. Any information would be great.
Karen Talcott ~ email@example.com
Subject: Delancy Austin
I am searching for any information on the following:
Delancy Austin (1791-1880) possibly born in New Youk State, lived in Elba, Wisconsin when he died; his son, Amos Austin (1813-1897) born in New York and married Lucina Murch in Cortland County, New York, and died in Wisconsin. Amos's son, Delancy T. Austin, Sr. (1851-1903) born in Wisconsin and died in Richmond, Virginia; and Delancy T. Austin, Jr. (1895-1935), born in Richmond, Virginia and died in Watkins Glen, New York.
My father, Albert Hugh Franklin Austin, was the son of Delancy Austin, Jr. I am fairly confident about the information back to his grandfather, Delancy Sr. I know that Amos Austin lived in Cortland County, New York, as the obituary for his wife and some census records confirm this. However, I cannot find any information about the first Delancy Austin. Has anyone come across these names in their research?
Mary Greene ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Rebecca Putnam Austin and Jonathan Russell Green- Moravia, NY
I am looking for information about Jonathan Russell Green (e)'s ancestry.
On 4/15/1852 in Moravia, NY J Russell Green born 9/11/1826 at 12 Corners Sempronius, Cayuga Co., NY
married Rebecca Putnam Austin born 11/1/822 in Killingly , Conn.
Rebecca died 4/27/1893 in Dresserville, NY. She and J Russell are buried at Indian Mounds Cemetery in Moravia, NY
Rebecca's father was Joseph Austin and her mother was Abigail Woodward. Jospeh died 7/20/1846 in Moravia, NY.
I am interested also in knowing when and why Joseph Austin moved his family to NY from Conn.
Thank you for any help.