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Thomas Ausbrook
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Birth: Apr. 13, 1813
Warren County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 27, 1902
Clay City
Clay County
Illinois, USA

Thomas Ausbrook was an early pioneer settler in southern Illinois. Born the son of Michal Ozbrooks and Sarah (Crickman) Ozbrooks at Warren County, Kentucky, near present day Bowling Green, KY. His father Michal was a "long hunter" and during one of his trips in early 1813 was believed to have died. Thomas was born to Sarah, believed to have been a widow on 13 April 1813, and they remained in Warren County for several succeeding months. On 13 October 1813 Sarah married a widower named Jacob Tinker. In the "History of Fayette County, IL." it states that Thomas Osbrooks came to Fayette County in 1829 with his stepfather Jacob Tinker. After taking up farm land in Otego Township, Fayette County, Illinois and working it for more than two years, Thomas volunteered in 1832 for federal military service with Captain Ewing's Spy Brigade during the "Black Hawk Indian War" serving as a Corporal during the conflict. Upon his release from military service he relocated to Clay County, Illinois where he acquired farm land in Stanford Township. Nearly two years later, 13 February 1834, he was married to Alcey Ann Apperson, daughter of Richard Apperson and Margaret S, (Aiken) Apperson at Clay City, Illinois. To this union eight children were born: Alfred G.(1836-1847); John M. 1840-1913); Sarah R.(1843-1844);Julia M. (1846-1901); William T. (1848-1853); Gilbert A. (1852-1892);Alice M. (1861-1882)and James M. (1853-1916). Thomas farmed his land in Stanford Township until the death of his wife in 1888 at which time he moved into Clay City with his daughter and son-in-law Julia and Harvey T. Barre. Thomas remained there until his death at age 88. 
Family links: 
  Alcie Ann (Apperson) Ausbrook (1816 - 1888)
  Alfred G. Ausbrook (1836 - 1847)*
  John M. Ausbrook (1840 - 1913)*
  Sarah R. Ausbrook (1843 - 1844)*
  Julia M. Ausbrook Barre (1846 - 1901)*
  William T. Ausbrook (1848 - 1853)*
  Alice May Ausbrook (1861 - 1882)*
*Calculated relationship
Thomas Ausbrook
Corporal - Houston & Ewings Company;
Spy Battalion, 3rd Brigade, Illinois Militia Federal Volunteers;
Indian Wars;
April 13, 1813 - January 27, 1902
Black Hawk War
Mount Zion Cemetery
Clay City
Clay County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Ausbrook Family Plot
Maintained by: John E. Bartos
Originally Created by: Lady In Black
Record added: Feb 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24953731
Thomas Ausbrook
Added by: Lady In Black
Thomas Ausbrook
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 Added: Mar. 28, 2009
Veteran of Black Hawk War. Thank you for your service.
- Lady In Black
 Added: Feb. 29, 2008

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