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Harris Austin
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Birth: 1805
Death: 1870

Son of Drewy & Betsy Gurley Austin/Auston.
Husband of Amelia/Emily "Milly" Wilhoite Austin also believed to be interred here.

One son James Walter Auston buried in Ulan Oklahoma, Cemetery F-A-G# 16373292. One other daughter was orphaned when his father died in 1872 named Margaret. Census of 1870 finds these Children: Frances b. 1850 Adeline b. 1854 and James W. b. 1856. I am unaware if any other children lived to adulthood.

Deed book "KK", Bedford County, Tennessee.

Page 424 - 16 Mar 1841. H. Austin and A. Bruton to A. W.Reagor. Deed 11 arcres. Harris Austin and Amelia Bruton one part and A. W. Reagor other part, all of Bedford County TN, sold land in Bedford County on waters of Big Flat Creek, being part of the lands which Bruton inherited of her father's estate, John Bruton's interest in same having been sold for debt, Austin purchaser. Land borders Reagor's land, Peter Raney, William Boone, Henry Hart's corner. Wit: William Boone and James Wilson. Reg: 6 Aug. 1841.


Bedford County Court Minutes
Wilhoite, Wiley

Died before 12 July 1838 as shown in the suit of James M. Jones and wife vs John Bruton and others. The wife of James M. Jones was Polly Jones, formely Polly Wilhoit, the sister of Willey Wilhoit who died intestate without issue, but he left brothers & sisters. The suit is against Jacob Wilhoit, Jane Wilhoit, all of Bedford County, and John Bruton whose residence is unknown. James M. Jones has purchased the interest of John Bruton and wife Emily. Jones has purchased 4 shares and also owns the share in right of his wife, Polly, and the other 2 shares are held by Jacob and Jane.

(Bed TN Ch Ct Min 1/370) 28 December 1843 in the suit of Harris Austin & wife Emily vs John Brewton & Pearce Wilhoit, it is stated that Wiley Wilhoit died some 8 or 10 years ago, that he was the brother of Emily Austin, that Pearce Wilhoit was administrator. About the time of the death of Wiley Wilhoit, Emily was the wife of John Brewton and he deserted her & fled to parts unknown and that she married Harris Austin in 1841. She has since heard that John Brewton is still living and she never obtained a divorce from Brewton. The money coming to Emily from the estate of her brother is to be paid to her and neither her former husband nor her new husband is to have any part (IBID 2/275)

 
 
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 Parents:
  Drewry Austin (1755 - 1831)
  Elizabeth Betsy Gurley Austin (1753 - 1833)
 
 Spouse:
  Amelia Wilhoite Austin (1814 - 1870)
 
 Children:
  James Walter Auston (1856 - 1937)*
 
 Sibling:
  Willis Phillip Austin (1790 - 1840)*
  Harris Austin (1805 - 1870)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Wilhoite (Jacob II) Cemetery
Bedford County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: C. Wayne Austin
Record added: Oct 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78003583
 


- Lanie
 Added: May. 27, 2014
 
 
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