US Flag The Valley Where I Was Born! US Flag

Home > E. RAY's - FAMILY PICTURES > GENEALOGY PICTURES
       

GENEALOGY PICTURES

A few pictures from different family members.

erayaustin@outlook.com
 
Austin Plantation - Lost Creek, White Co., TN

John Austin moved into Tennessee and located a plantation in Hickory Valley around 1807 or 1808. John’s first recorded property tax was in 1811. John’s brother, Nathaniel Austin, moved into Tennessee sometime prior to 1817. Nathaniel paid taxes on 175 acres in 1817, and through the next few years, accumulated 1200 acres in an area known as Lost Creek which is located approximately 7 miles southeast of the city of Sparta, Tennessee. A cemetery for the John and Nathaniel Austin families was established and located on the Nathaniel Austin plantation on a knoll approximately 150 yards west of the plantation home of Nathaniel Austin. The first family member buried in the cemetery was probably Rachael Denny, first wife of John Austin. Rachael was believed to have died in 1818. Jackson Austin, 5 year old son of Nathaniel, was the first documented family member to be buried in the cemetery in 1823. The last family member to be buried in the cemetery was James Frazier, son of Susan Austin, and grandson of Nathaniel. James was buried in 1916. Eleven-year-old Clifford Holman was the last person buried in the cemetery. He was no relation to the Austin’s, but was living on the remaining acreage of the plantation at the time of his accidental death in 1939. Clifford’s parents were given permission to bury their son on the grounds. Perhaps the most tragic time for the Austin family was the loss of three of Nathaniel Glenn Austin’s children within a thirteen-month time period. Nathaniel Glenn was the youngest son of Nathaniel. Four-year-old Nathan was buried on July 7, 1854, followed by 6-month old Susan on September 7, 1854. On August 27, 1855, another daughter, 3-year-old Isabelle was buried in the family cemetery. A typhoid epidemic devastated the population in the area during this time frame, but it is not known that these children died of this disease. Upon his death, Nathaniel Austin Willed the remaining plantation property to his daughters, Susan Frazier and Elizabeth Austin (who never married). His Will also stipulated that his grandson, James Frazier and wife Catherine remain and manage the property, and that the plantation was to support both his daughters and the James Frazier family. On April 8, 1888, Susan and Elizabeth conveyed the title to the one acre cemetery tract to a committee of Austin’s for the perpetuation of the cemetery “to be used forever as a family grave yard.” Susan Frazier died in 1889. It is assumed that Elizabeth Austin Willed the remaining plantation property to her nephew, James Frazier upon her death in 1896, since he was living there at the time. Since James had no heirs, he must have Willed the property to another Austin line upon his death in 1916, if indeed he was the owner. The Plantation, with the exception of the cemetery, was sold out of the Austin family in 1924. The Lost Creek Austin Cemetery Association was formed in 1964 by a group of Austin descendants in order to preserve the cemetery. The State of Tennessee granted them a charter to operate as a perpetual and nonprofit Association on August 16, 1978. On August 21, 1978, a trust fund was set up to be used solely for the maintenance and beatification of the Austin cemetery. Recognition must be given to the late Bess Austin Machtley, who was the prime mover in 1964 to restore the cemetery, and in forming the association. A monument was prepared and erected in 1971 to honor the deeds and perpetuate the memory of John and Nathaniel Austin families. Bess Machtley speculated that James Austin, 2nd son of Nathaniel, may be buried in this cemetery. Written by: Ralph Leroy Austin (deceased), Oct 1991.

Album was created 7 years 2 months ago and modified 2 years 1 month ago
erayaustin@outlook.com
 
BUSSELL-CLOUSE-ELROD-HOWELL

If you want copies, contact me via email or telephone, and tell me what photo (Photo Number of each photo), what size, and how many of each. I can Up-Load them to a Walmart One-Hour Photo Lab near you and you pick them up and pay them - not me!

Please get in touch with me if you can identify any of these photos or if you have additional information to share.

Album was created 7 years 2 months ago and modified 1 year ago
    • No comments
    •  Today:  6 views
    • 6 visitors
    • 101 files
erayaustin@outlook.com
 
BUSSELL and SAYLOR Family-1

If you want copies, contact me via email or telephone, and tell me what photo (Photo Number of each photo), what size, and how many of each. I can Up-Load them to a Walmart One-Hour Photo Lab near you and you pick them up and pay them - not me!

Please get in touch with me if you can identify any of these photos or if you have additional information to share.

Album was created 7 years ago and modified 9 months ago
    • No comments
    •  Today:  6 views
    • 6 visitors
    • 120 files
erayaustin@outlook.com
 
BUSSELL and SAYLOR Family-2
Album was created 6 years 8 months ago and modified 8 months ago
    • No comments
    •  Today:  10 views
    • 8 visitors
    • 47 files
erayaustin@outlook.com
 
BROWN-1 - Pictures of the Francis Marion Brown and Dovie Ellen (AUSTIN) Brown family

Old Family Photographs entrusted to me by friends and family member - to share with others.

If you recognize someone and need to give me their name, or you want to correct me on something, please feel free to contact me via email or leave a comment at the bottom of THE picture in question and I will be notified.

Album was created 7 years 2 months ago and modified 2 years 10 months ago
erayaustin@outlook.com
 
BROWN-2 - Pictures of the Francis Marion Brown and Dovie Ellen (AUSTIN) Brown family

Old Family Photographs entrusted to me by friends and family member - to share with others.

If you recognize someone and need to give me their name, or you want to correct me on something, please feel free to contact me via email or leave a comment at the bottom of THE picture in question and I will be notified.

Album was created 3 years 1 month ago and modified 2 years 8 months ago
    • No comments
    •  Today:  3 views
    • 3 visitors
    • 92 files
erayaustin@outlook.com
 
FORD Pictures from Sherry FORD Durbin
Album was created 2 years ago and modified 9 months ago
    • No comments
    •  Today:  4 views
    • 4 visitors
    • 20 files
erayaustin@outlook.com
 
OAKS-1 - Pleas & Nina OAKS family

Old Family Photographs entrusted to me by friends - to share with others.

Album was created 7 years 4 months ago and modified 2 years 2 months ago
erayaustin@outlook.com
 
OAKS-12- Pleas & Nina OAKS family
Album was created 6 years 8 months ago and modified 1 year 11 months ago
erayaustin@outlook.com
 
B. Christian Cemetery at SIlver Point - TN

B. Christian Cemetery, near Silver Point, Putnam County, TN.

Album was created 6 years 1 month ago and modified 4 years 10 months ago
    • No comments
    •  Today:  2 views
    • 2 visitors
    • 5 files


Copyright © 1999-present. All rights reserved. This website is designed and maintained by me. E. Ray Austin, the Webmaster.

"The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsements by me or products or services contained therein"