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AUSTIN

Little Walkers Creek

Austin Family

 

A vernacular (the standard native language of a country or locality). form from Old French Aoustin, ultimately derived from Ausustine “majestic”.[1]

 

The Austin family is one of the African-American families who lived and bought land on Little Walkers Creek in Pulaski County. James Young Austin bought land from the Z. W. Cecil heirs. It was conveyed on November 5, 1897 from Z. S. Cecil and Sallie, Mrs. Mary A. Cecil, Mrs. Julia Lackey of Wytheville, Virginia; Mrs. Lou N. Cecil of Norfolk, Virginia; Irene Holbrook and G. L. Holbrook of Bluefield, Virginia; Nannie C. Boyd and Thomas I. Boyd of Florida No acreage listed.[2]

 

James Young Austin was born October 18473; he was married to Mary (maiden name unknown) born May 1850[3].  Their children were:

1.       Lucy born 29 September 1874 in Pulaski County.[4]

2.       Martha born 29 August 1876 in Pulaski County.[5]

3.       Mollie born 04 May 1878 in Pulaski County.[6]

4.       James born 17 February 1880 in Pulaski County.[7]

5.       Isaac born 10 November 18819 married Fannie Brown They had children:

5.1.        Percy Lee.

5.2.        Sarah Peggy.

5.3.        Lillie Mae.

5.4.        Mollie.

5.5.        Kate.[8]

6.       Isabella born 13 May 1885 in Pulaski County.[9]

7.       Willie born 31 May 1889 in Pulaski County.[10]

8.       Malinda born 17 February 1891 in Pulaski County.[11]



[1] What is in Your Name? Vitalog.net. website http://www.vitalog.net/cgi-bin/select_name.cgi

[2] Pulaski County, VA Deed Book 22, p. 87.

[3] 1900 Pulaski County, VA Census.

[4] Pulaski County, VA Births, Pulaski County Courthouse.

[5] Pulaski County, VA Births, Pulaski County Courthouse.

[6] Pulaski County, VA Births, Pulaski County Courthouse.

[7] Pulaski County, VA Births, Pulaski County Courthouse.

[8] Isaac’s children found in obituary of Lillie Mae Austin Morris, Published on September 7, 2003; The Roanoke Times.

[9] Pulaski County, VA Births, Pulaski County Courthouse.

[10] Pulaski County, VA Births, Pulaski County Courthouse.

[11] Pulaski County, VA Births, Pulaski County Courthouse.

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