Nathaniel Austin

Male 1781 - 1869  (88 years)

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  • Name Nathaniel Austin 
    Born 8 Feb 1781  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Sep 1869  Lost Creek, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I47155  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2017 

    Family Mary Ann Todd 
    Married Y  [1
     1. William Henry Austin,   b. 30 Sep 1805, (White County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1878, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. James Austin,   b. 0___ 1807,   d. 0___ 1895  (Age ~ 88 years)
     3. Elizabeth Austin,   b. 17 Aug 1808,   d. 26 Jun 1896  (Age 87 years)
     4. John Wesley Austin,   b. 23 Oct 1809,   d. 0___ 1833  (Age 23 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F17307  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Feb 1781 - Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Sep 1869 - Lost Creek, White County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    'Austin Family Association of Lost Creek'
    "Austin Family Association of Lost Creek"
    submitted by Angelia Bratcher Bess, January 5th, 2017

  • Notes 
    • Biography

      Source: John Clinard .

      (2) "Austins of White County Tennessee," 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):

      Nathaniel Austin Sex: M

      Born: 8 FEB 1781 at VA Died: 27 SEP 1869 at Lost Creek, White, TN Buried: at White Co., TN

      Marriage Wife: Mary _____ (1784 - 29 JUN 1870) Married: Abt 1804 at VA

      Children William Henry Austin (30 SEP 1805 - 28 NOV 1878) James "Jim" Austin (1807 - 1895) Elizabeth Austin (17 AUG 1808 - 26 JUN 1896) John Wesley Austin (23 OCT 1809 - 1833) Nancy Austin (11 JAN 1811 - 1 DEC 1843) Susan Austin (18 APR 1812 - 8 DEC 1889) Raleigh "Rollin" Austin (1 AUG 1815 - Abt 1894) Jackson Austin (Abt 1818 - Abt 1823) Mary "Polly" B. Austin (1820 - ) Thomas Wynn Austin (20 DEC 1821 - 27 JUL 1874) Roberson Cummins Austin (11 APR 1826 - 5 FEB 1912) Nathaniel Glenn Austin (10 SEP 1827 - 5 OCT 1898)

      Parents Father: Unknown Austin ( - )

      Siblings Josiah Austin (16 JAN 1770 - ) Elizabeth Austin (9 SEP 1772 - ) Lucy Austin (4 OCT 1774 - ) William Austin (23 DEC 1776 - ) John Austin (6 JAN 1779 - 27 FEB 1858) Nathaniel Austin (8 FEB 1781 - 27 SEP 1869) David Austin (23 AUG 1783 - ) Hannah Austin (18 JAN 1786 - ) Robin Austin (10 JAN 1788 - )


      BIRTH-DEATH-SPOUSES-BURIAL: Austin Cemetery, Lost Creek, White County, TN.

      BIRTHDATE: "List of children in family record of Henry (Frank?) Pleasant Austin, youngest son of Pleasant Austin, who purchased John Austin Sr's home" per Bess Austin Machtley. All said to have been born in Virginia. Recorded in AFAOA Tennessee Notebook A, page 282, White Co., TN. This list of children is recorded in a family Bible in the possession of Col.Jimmie L. Akin of Denver, Colorado and also a Bible in the possession of Sula Matthew Swafford of Georgia (a photocopy of this hand-written page is also kept in AFAOA Tennessee Notebook , White Co., TN.

      NATHANIEL AUSTIN HOME: "The Way Effie Elizabeh (Hale) Johnson remembers the Nathaniel Austin Place," booklet, no year, in possession of AFAOA, Nathaniel Notebook.

      CENSUS: 1820 TN, White Co., p 359 220010-31010; 1830 TN, White Co. 1-3-0-1-1-0-0-1(male 50-60); 0-1-2-1-0-0-1(female 40-50); 1850 TN, White Co., p 54; 1860 TN, White Co., p 326

      WILL-SPOUSE-CHILDREN-GRANDCHILD: Upper Cumberland Genealogical Association, Inc., Vol. 8, No. 4, Page 116. White County Records, indexed by Charles T. Leonard. Austin, Nathaniel, Inventories BB (1860-62), p. 152-3, recorded 10 April 1869. Wife Catherine Children: William Austin, James Austin, Thomas Austin, Rollen Austin, Roberson Austin, Mary Hudgens, Nathaniel M. Austin, Daughters: Elizabeth and Susan and Nancy. Grandson: James Frasure. Witnesses: H. J. Camp, Alge S. Morgan Nathaniel his X mark Austin

      BIOGRAPHY: A great granddaughter, possibly Mary Attie Austin Anderson, of Nathaniel Austin, who grew up very near his farm, stated: I can remember Aunt Betsy very well and recall her telling many times how her father came driving four white horses to bring his family down the mountain side through "Natty's Pass" into a large cane break on Lost Creek, and there building a small log house, and later the two story log house.

      A story told by Mary Attie Austin Anderson, handed down by her mother, was that Nathaniel Austin had three slaves, Abram and Rachael, who were man and wife, and Gates. One morning at breakfast, Abram was over in the corner of the kitchen mumbling; and Nathaniel asked what was the matter. Rachael replied that Abram was wanting another biscuit. When asked how many biscuits he had already eaten, Abram replied, "Just twelve." Nathaniel said, "Give Abram another biscuit!"

      The Austins went back to North Carolina to visit relatives, and while gone, the house was accidentally set afire by some of the children [Uncle "somebody" asleep upstairs, upon being awakened and told of the fire, replied sleepily, "Just let her burn", and went back to sleep. He was reported to be kind of 'droll'.] The fire was extinguished, but the family never left home again!

      MILITARY: Served in Capt. Tatton's (or Raton) Company.

      BIBLE: The original Bible is in the possession of Col. Jimmie L. Akin (Ret.) of Denver, CO. A copy of the information was furnished by Col. Akin for his cousin, Flora Lillie Mae Farmer Mines, of Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN. Mrs. Mines is the daughter of Mary Annie Akin Farmer whose mother was Flora Elizabeth Austin Akin. Flora Elizabeth Austin's parents were Pleasant Austin and Mary Elizabeth Warren Austin, of Sparta, White Co., TN. The original Bible was damaged by water and smoke.

      (3) A household headed by Nathaniel AUSTIN is listed in the 1820 census of White County, TN.

      Listed in Nathaniel's household are 2 free white males under 10 years of age; 2 free white males between 10 and 16 years of age; 1 free white male between 26 and 45 years of age; 3 free white females under 10 years of age; 1 free white female between 10 and 16 years of age; and 1 free white females between 26 and 45 years of age.

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

      Assuming that the other persons in Nathaniel's household are children of Nathaniel and/or his wife, those children would have consisted of 4 sons (2 of which sons would have been born between 1810 and 1820, and 2 of which sons would have been born between 1804 and 1810, according to the 1820 census) and 4 daughters (3 of which daughters would have been born between 1810 and 1820, and 1 of which sons would have been born between 1804 and 1810, according to the 1820 census).


      Nathaniel Austin Birth: Feb. 8, 1781 Death: Sep. 27, 1869 . . .

      Family links: Spouse: Mary Ann Todd Austin (1793 - 1864) [Note by compiler: Mary Ann Todd AUSTIN was the wife of Nathaniel's brother John, not Nathaniel]; Children: William Henry Austin (1805 - 1878), Elizabert [?] Austin (1808 - 1896), Nancy Austin (1811 - 1843), Nathaniel Glen Austin (1850 - 1854), Matthias Austin (1864 - 1873), Orville C Austin (1894 - 1975)

      Burial: Austin-Anderson [Cemetery], White County, Tennessee, USA

      Reba Bain Record added: Jul 26, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 28546554 [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S33880] "The Families of White County,Tennessee in 1860", reprinted in,"Ansearchin.

    2. [S10203] "Nathaniel Austin (1781 - 1869)" biography, abstracted, downloaded & published Saturday, January 7th, 2017 by David A. H.