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Jesse Austin and
Margaret Douglas

Jesse Austin b 5 JAN 1797 Ashe Co NC d 19 Jun 1890 Pound, Wise Co VA; s/o Bartholomew Austin and Ann Reeves. Jesse Austin m. Margaret Douglas b 24 Mar 1818 d 9 Jan 1895; d/o John Douglas and Margaret Cox. Children of Jesse Austin and Margaret Douglas;

1. Matilda Austin b 4 Dec 1835 NC d 23 Jul 1919 Wise Co VA; buried Austin Cemetery, Wise Co VA; m. 1858 1st to Solomon Bentley b 1829 KY d May 1860 age 31 of Scrofula (tb of lymph nodes in neck) death certificate states died of lung disease; s/o Benjamin Bentley and Elizabeth Crace. Matilda Austin m. 2nd to Levi Sanders b 1843 d before 1865 as captured by "Yankees" held POW in Rock Island Prison in the Civil War; s/o Greenville Sanders and Rhoda Potter. Matilda Austin m. 3rd to James B "Jim Boy" Bryant b 29 Aug 1840 d 27 May 1927.

2. Surilda Austin b 24 Sept 1837 VA d 17 Feb 1896; m. 1859 to Benjamin Wright b 1839 d 17 Nov 1863; buried Austin Cemetery, Wise Co VA; s/o John Wright and Mary Bentley.

3. Andrew Jackson "Jack" Austin b 29 Jan 1840 VA d as a prisoner of war in Camp Douglas, Oak Wood Cemetery, Cook Co., IL; possibly buried in mass grave with other Confederate soldiers. He died of yellow fever while imprisoned there; m. Lucinda "Lucy" Bryant.

4. Ann Reeves Austin b 12 Jun 1842 Ashe Co NC d 7 Mar 1873 Wise Co VA age 30; buried Austin Cemetery, Wise Co VA; m. Granville Cox; s/o David Cox and Annie Unknown.

5. Margaret Jane Austin b 30 Jun 1844 Ashe Co NC d 30 May 1914 Wise Co VA; m, John Wesley "Devil John" Wright b 17 May 1844 d 30 Jun 1931 Pound Wise Co VA 87 years of age, s/o Joel Ellis Wright and Eliza Agnes Bates.

6. Jesse Franklin Austin b 12 Mar 1847 d 3 Jan 1899; buried Austin Cemetery, Wise Co VA; m. Almeda Wheatley.

7. David Washington Austin b 12 Apr 1849 d 5 Jul 1939; buried Austin Cemetery, Wise Co VA; m. Lovina Bentley b 12 Oct 1857 d 2 Jul 1937; buried Austin Cemetery, Wise Co VA.

8. William Douglas Austin b 6 AUG 1851 Grayson Co VA d 1 Mar 1917 Wise Co VA; m. 26 Dec 1881 to Martha Jane Gilliam b 20 Nov 1862 d 12 Jun 1907 Wise Co VA; buried Austin Cemetery, Wise Co VA; d/o Martin Gilliam and Sarah Jane Skeen Ward

9. Julia Austin b 13 Jun 1854 d 10 Oct 1930; m. James Troy McPeek b 21 Jan 1847 Pike Co KY d 10 Mar 1929 Pound, Wise Co VA; buried Baker-Birchfield Road Cemetery, Pound, Wise Co VA; s/o George Washington McPeek and Rebecca Mullins.

10. Mahala Elizabeth Austin b 15 Nov 1856 Grayson Co VA d 6 Feb 1950 Wise, Wise Co VA; m. 6 Jan 1881 Wise Co VA to Henry D Mullins. Mahala Elizabeth Austin m. 2nd to Francis Bradley.

11. Thomas Jefferson Austin b 30 Jul 1859 Pike Co KY d 4 Dec 1899 Wise Co VA; buried Austin Cemetery, Wise Co VA. He was an invalid and died at the age of 40. His tombstone inscription reads: "He's gone where the lame can walk and the dumb can talk"

12. Jerusha Austin b 11 Jun 1863 VA d 27 Mar 1900; m. Samuel Harrison Branham b 22 JUL 1856 Wise VA; s/o Martin Branham and Matilda Hall.

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