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Franklin B "Frank" Austin
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Birth: Apr. 10, 1844
Fairfield County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 7, 1921
Columbia
Richland County
South Carolina, USA

CSA, Company F, 12th South Carolina Inf, McGowans Brigade.

Son of Bartholomew Austin (b.c.1805) & Rebecca (maiden name unknown b.c.1802).

Franklin was employed as a farm laborer for Margaret Nelson in 1870. He and his second wife moved to Richland County between 1900 and 1910.

Civil War Service Records Record
Name: Franklin B. Austin
Company: F
Unit: 12 South Carolina Infantry.
Rank - Induction: Private
Rank - Discharge: Private
Allegiance: Confederate

(special thanks to Anna O'Quinn Richter for the following obituary)

FRANK B AUSTIN DIES AT RESIDENCE

Veteran of Confederate War Succumbs After Long and Useful Life

After a long and useful life Frank B Austin, a well known Columbian and Confederate veteran, died yesterday morning at his residence at 2211 Park Street.

Mr Austin was 76 years old, having been born April 10, 1844. As a lad he enlisted in the Confederate army. Beginning his service April 1861, shortly after war was declared and serving with distinction throughout the continuance of hostilities. He was a gallant soldier, true to every tradition of the South, a worthy follower of his great commander, "Stonewall" Jackson, his company F Twelfth South Carolina Infantry, Metiowan's [? spelling?] Brigade, being a part of Jackso's corps. Mr Austin was wounded at the battle of the Wilderness.

His comrades of Camp Hampton, UCV, deploring his passing, yesterday paid a simple tribute to his memory, eulogizing him as "a brave soldier, true gentleman, who lived and fought for what he thought was right - a gentleman of the Old South, whose civilization is "as sweet as remembered kisses after death."

Mr Austin was a faithful and consistent member of the Arsenal Hill Presbyterian church, serving well his God, his country, and his church.

Mr Austin is survived by his widow and one son, Wallace Austin, both of Columbia.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the residence on Park Street. Interment to be in the Aimwell Presbyterian churchyard, Fairfield county.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Susan H Huston Austin (1833 - 1892)
 
 Children:
  James Wallace Austin (1870 - 1925)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Aimwell Cemetery
Ridgeway
Fairfield County
South Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: Cousins by the Dozens
Originally Created by: Anna
Record added: Jul 02, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 113209213
Franklin B Frank Austin
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The next time I go out there to Aimwell, I will look for you and hopefully get a picture of your photo up here. I am a SCV Guardian for several Confederate troops buried here. DEO VINDICE
- Drew Blanton, SCV Camp 1026, Horry Rough & Readys
 Added: Sep. 2, 2015
Your sacrifice has not been forgotten!
- Martha Reid 19 UDC
 Added: Sep. 1, 2013
 
 
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