|Birth: ||Dec. 13, 1832|
|Death: ||Apr. 19, 1899|
AUSTINS OF AMERICAM by BERT AUSTIN
Nicodemus (Nicholas) Austin was born 13 December 1832 in Casey County, Kentucky. He was married to Nancy Jane Staton, possibly in Lebanon, Marion County, Kentucky. The Lebanon Court House burned once during the Civil War and again later, and nearly all its records were destroyed. Nancy, the daughter of Reuben and Jane Staton, was born 11 September 1843 in Casey County. Nicholas Austin and his brother-in-law Joshua L. Bradshaw (husband of Sarah Austin) owned a blacksmith shop in Lincoln County, Kentucky, before the Civil War. Nicholas joined as a Private in Company l, the 8th Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry, Union Army, while Joshua became a Confederate soldier. They never spoke to each other again. Nicholas served from 28 July 1862 to 17 September 1863. He was injured in the war, his hip and shoulder were displaced, his address was Mt. Salem. Nancy died on 18 January 1891 in Lincoln County, and was buried with her only daughter Sciota at the edge of Mt. Salem, Lincoln County, in a cemetery that can no longer be found.
When I visited the cemetery in 1971 the stones were piled in the center of a cow pasture. These stones were gone on my second visit in 1977. The church that this cemetery belonged to was moved many years ago, on wagon wheels, to another site about two miles away. It is now known as the New Salem Baptist Church. William Clarence (Bud) Austin helped move this church. Kenneth Austin was the Church Secretary in 1979. According to his Pension Record 623711 in the National Archives, Washington, D. C., Nicholas died on 19 April 1899 in Lincoln County, and is buried there in the McKinney Cemetery.
Nancy Jane Staton Austin (1843 - 1891)*
Archibald Burton Austin (1861 - 1918)*
George Jefferson Austin (1864 - 1937)*
William Clarence Austin (1866 - 1941)*
Sciota Austin (1870 - 1881)*
Created by: Joyce Tinsley
Record added: Jan 12, 2012
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