Friday, January 4, 2019

Genealogy Found in "The Austin Collection"

The Austin Collection, Vols. I (603 pp.) and 2 (340pp. ), by Jeannette Holland Austin and is available to members of Georgia Pioneers.  It contain abstracts of valuable information discovered by me while tracing the families.  The set has been out-of-print for a number of years, however, is now available online to members of  Georgia Pioneers

Here are a few tidbits of data:

Jacob Autrey, RWS of GA
Jacob Autrey resided on Little Beaverdam Creek in Wilkes County, removed to Greene County.  Some deed records concerning the Autrey families and other information is included.

Reuben Boyette
Reuben Boyette died in a cotton explosion in Chambers County, Alabama in 1858. Before that, he was a resident of Troup County and was among those families who went to Alabama after the removal of the Indians in Georgia.  The Boyette family descends from Thomas Jefferson Boyette who died in Burke County before 1790. 

Jeptha Brantley of Washington County
In 1860, the estate of Jeptha Brantley was divided among the heirs in Washington County. All of the heirs are named in the The Austin Collection.  Also mentioned are the families of Joshua Brantley, Jesse Brantley, Levi Brantley and others.

Tillman Buckner of Putnam County
Tillman Buckner was born ca 1770 and died 1810 in Putnam County.  The names of his heirs as well as other information is found in The Austin Collection.

Paul Castleberry of Georgia Colonial Era
Georgia Colonial Records, Vol. X, p. 257 "Read the petition of Paul Castleberry. He has settled the province and has no land.  Has a wife and four children, and prays for 350 acres on the southside of the Great Kyoka Creek in St. Paul's Parish, at a place called the Hawtree Branch. Granted May 1767."  More information on other Castleberry families is found in The Austin Collection.

Isham Chaffin, Revolutionary War Soldier
Isham Chaffin of Prince Edward County Virginia died in Wilkes County Georgia in 1822. His genealogy has been traced and is in the "Genealogy Vault" on Georgia Pioneers.  Also, More information is found in The Austin Collection.

Rev. John Cleveland died aged 91 years
Rev. Cleveland, a Baptist clergyman well known, of Cleveland's Ferry on the Tugaloo River in South Carolina, died ca 1821.  Family members removed to Carnesville, Georgia, and  more information is found in The Austin Collection.

John Banister Collins of Habersham County
John Collins was born ca 1788 in South Carolina and settled in Habersham County. He was married to Sarah and by her had a large family.  More information is found in The Austin Collection.

The Cowan Families
Details of some of the members of the Cowan families of Jackson County is found in The Austin Collection.

Dickson Families
Dickson families in Hancock and Wilkes County Georgia appear to descend from Michael Dickson of Lunenburg County Virginia.  Details of these families are found in The Austin Collection.

Rountree of Emanuel County
The family was found at Swainsboro, Georgia and descends from Richardson Rountree, born 1751, died 1819 in Georgia.  He was a Captain in the South Carolina Militia, Colonel Brandon's Regiment.  He was a resident of Union County, South Carolina during the Revolutionary War, later removing to Georgia.  4 pages of abstracts of Rountree genealogical information is found in The Austin Collection.

Shepherd and Hillhouse Connecticut and Wilkes County
Andrew Shepherd was born ca 1760 and died 1828 in Wilkes County, Georgia. He was married to Mary Hillhouse, the daughter of David and Sarah Ann Hillhouse of Connecticut who resided in Orange County Virginia.  More information is found in The Austin Collection.

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