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These are the decendants of John Henry Austin who moved to Natural Bridge Virgina in the late 1880's to build the railroad. He married Mary Elizabeth Wright. They had 12 children.
One of those children, John Laird Austin married Ethel Fay Morris of McDowell county North Carolina. They are my grandparents.
The Morris family tree is also listed. It is fascinating.

The way to read this site is the patriarch is listed on the left side
then the children down the middle
then the child who becomes the next generation's patriarch becomes the person listed on the left side
and this repeats until we get to you !

surnames Pocahontas, Gibbs, Elliott, Mcguire, Apgar, Binkley,connelly, England,Foley, Arroyo,Lakey, Raburn,Wright Phipps,Hunter

Austin Family Tree

this info from http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=REG&db=patknight&id=I868
Mary was born in England, and died in Ireland.
She married John ASTON.
He was born in England, and died in Ireland.

Children
1-John ASTON was born 1653 in Lougher, Limerick, Ireland, and died in Ireland.
He married in 1680 in Limerick, Ireland to Esther CONNOR
She was born 1655 in Lougher, Limerick, Ireland, and died in Ireland

The following info is from
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/a/u/s/John-J-Austin/GENE7-0006.html
JOHN ASTON was born Abt. 1650 in Birmingham, England

Children
1-GEORGE ASTON , SR., b. Abt. 1671, Birmingham, England; d. 1728, Dowington, Chester Co., Pa.

GEORGE ASTON , SR. was born Abt. 1671 in Birmingham, England, and died 1728 in Dowington, Chester Co., Pa..
He married ELIZABETH HUNTER Abt. 1690 in Dowington, Chester Co., Pa., daughter of PETER HUNTER. of Middleton

alt info on http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=REG&db=patknight&id=I868
states:
was born 27 May 1682 in Wicklow Co, Ireland,
and died 1738 in Downingtown, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
He married Elizabeth HUNTER 24 Feb 1705 in Wicklow Mm, Wicklow Co, Ireland,
daughter of Peter HUNTER and Jane LEE.

She was born 27 May 1682 in Rathdrum, Wicklow, Ireland, and died Aft 1735

Notes for GEORGE ASTON , SR.: Came to America before 1682 and took up 1500 acres of land in Pennsylvania in that year.
He was a member of The Church of England, an Espicopalian

George Sr. served as Justice of the Peace and owned land in Cain Township of Chester Co., Pa. before he died in 1728.

George Aston Sr m:Elizabeth Hunter Came from Birmingham Eng In 1682
& took up 1000 acres of land at Downingtown, Pa Built Hunt Mansion
& was Justice of Peace in 1727-1728 in Cain Twp , Chester Co Pa.


5 Children of GEROGE ASTON and ELIZABETH HUNTER are:
1- MARY ASTON, b. Abt. 1710; m. JOSEPH FEW, February 18, 1732/33.
Mary ASTON was born Abt 1712 in Downingtown, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA.
She married Joseph FEW 18 Feb 1733.
2-SUSANNA ASTON, b. Abt. 1710.
Susanna ASTON was born in Downingtown, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
3- ESTHER ASTON, b. Abt. 1710; m. ROGER HUNT and lived in the original Aston home then know as Hunt Mansion.
Esther ASTON was born in , Chester, Pennsylvania, USA.
She married Roger HUNT. He died Abt 1764
4-GEORGE ASTON , JR. was born Abt. 1715 in West Nantmill, Chester Co., Pa.. He married ESTHER THOMAS Abt. 1730, daughter of OWEN THOMAS.
5-PETER ASTON, b. Abt. 1720 married Hannah Jones in Lancaster, PA and had children Ester, Jospehs, Francis and Henry.
Peter ASTON was born in Downingtown, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA.
He married Hannah JONES 1744 in , Chester, Pennsylvania, USA, daughter of Samuel JONES.

GEORGE ASTON , JR. was born Abt. 1715 in West Nantmill, Chester Co., Pa..
He married ESTHER THOMAS Abt. 1730, daughter of OWEN THOMAS.

George ASTON was born in Downingtown, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA,
and died Aft 1766 in Cumberland Co, PA.

Notes for GEORGE ASTON , JR.:
From: "The Boterourt County History Before 1800", by The Bicentennial Committee.
Served under Col. William Moore in 1755 and fought Indians in the Deleware Valley.
From: "The Fleming Papers", Washington & Lee Library. “On June 29, 1774 those present at a meeting with the Indians at Pittsburg were: Capt. Aston, Mr. McCulloch, Capt. Crawford, Valentine Crawford, Maj. Cook,
John Stevenson, Capt. hogeland, Mr. David Shepherd, Capt. hewitt,
Rev. Mr. Whittaker, Mr. Innis, Mr. McRay and Mr. Joseph Simons.
Indians present were: Capt. White Eyes, Wyandahila, Capt. Jonny and a sundry of other young men. “

3 Children of GEORGE ASTON and ESTHER THOMAS are:
1- WILLIAM ASTON was born Abt. 1732 in West Nantmill, Chester Co., Pa., and died Abt. 1787 in Botetourt Co., VA.
He married MARGARET PHIPPS born Abt. 1754 in West Nantmill, Chester Co., Pa.,
daughter of JOSEPH PHIPPS and MARY HELSBY

click here to follow the Phipps back to the 1400's !

2- GEORGE ASTON III, b. Abt. 1734, West Nantmill, Chester Co., Pa.; d. Bef. 1820, Madison Co., KY.
Was a Captain in George Connolys Penn Regiment in 1775.
Hannah PHIPPS 5 Nov 1763 in St Michael's & Zion Lutherian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA,
daughter of Joseph PHIPPS and Elisabeth.
She was born 1734 in , Chester, Pennsylvania, USA, and died Aft 1771.
and remarried Ester Keyser.
3- OWEN ASTON, b. Abt. 1735, West Nantmill Chester Co., Pa.married Rachel Phipps daughter of Josephs Phipps of of Chester Co, PA.

WILLIAM ASTON was born Abt. 1732 in West Nantmill, Chester Co., Pa., and died Abt. 1787 in Botetourt Co., VA.
He married MARGARET PHIPPS born Abt. 1754 in West Nantmill, Chester Co., Pa., daughter of JOSEPH PHIPPS and MARY HELSBY

He later married (2) MARGARET COMPTON April 16, 1780 in Botetourt Co., VA, daughter of JOSEPH COMPTON.

Notes for WILLIAM ASTON: From: Related Familes of Botetourt Co. Virginia Wm. Aston, b. ca 1720-25, d. ca. 1787, wed 1st Margaret Phipps.
His brothers married Phipps' and he appeared in Botetourt Co., along with the Phipps.
He married 2nd to Margaret Compton in Botetourt Co. Jul 16th, 1780.
Wm. had owned property in West Nantmill, PA and was taxed there from 1747-1764.
From letters of Administration he lived in West Nantmill in Jan. 1770. (We suspect that possibly about this time he lost his first wife.) He appeared in Botetourt Co., in 1772 and in 1773 he lived in the Tinker Creek area, near the Joseph Phipps family.
Wm. Aston was listed of draft age between 1781-1786, which indicated that he said he was under 50 yrs. of age.
Wm. wed Margaret Compton, the dau. of Joseph Compton,
and buying land from Joseph 12-4-1780, 281 acres on Long Run for 200 pounds.
Wm. & Margaret lived on the Compton homestead near Eagle Rock where Craigs Creek joins the James River and consisted of a home & 2 other major buildings, after their marriage.
Wm. Aston had no children by this 2nd marriage, but 2 of his children of the 1st marriage lived in Botetourt Co.: Isaac & Sarah Aston Jones.
(With this generation in Botetourt the spelling of the name evolved from Aston to Austin.)
The other of William Aston's children remained in the Chester County, PA area.

From the "Annals of Southwest Virginia": p. 246:
At a court held for Botetourt County the 11th of July, 1775: Andrew Woods, Geo. Skillern, Benjamin Estill & Richard May, Gentleman Justices:
"Wm. Aston this day personally appeared in court agreeable to recognizance to answer a certain complaint against him wherewith he stands charged.
On consideration whereof the court are of opinion that he shall be fined the sum of 10 pounds for insulting the Magistrates in the executing of their (mission), and fined 2 securities to bound himself in the sum of 50 pounds
and his said securities in the sum of 25 pounds each that he shall be of good behavior to all His Majesties liege subjects for and during the term of twelve months from this day."
"Wm. Aston, Joseph Phipps & Hugh McNutt came into court & acknd. themselves severally indebted to our Sovereign Lord the King and his heirs & successors...
Joseph Phipps & Hugh McNutt in the sum of 25 pounds eaach...to be levied to our said Lord & King...the minutes of these proceeding were signed by Geo. Skillern."
Wm. Aston & Joshua Phipps served with Capt. John Mills in his Company of the Militia in 1783:
Joshua Phipps furnished 10 horses & 8 cattle: Wm. Aston furnished 9 horses & 4 cattle. Also Wm. Aston was on Capt. Thos. Rowlands list of those paid for services and horses in 1777.
CD#2 lists marriage of Wm. Acton - Margaret Compton Botetourt Early Settlers- Fiche 6015637
Wm. Aston 1782 tax on 281 acres DB3-287,12-4-1780, 281a, James River from Joseph Comptin DB3-321, 5-13-1784, 281a, James River to George Hancock DB4-61, 12-9-1788, 130a, to John Snap

Children of WILLIAM ASTON and MARGARET PHIPPS are:
1- JOHN ASTON, b. Abt. 1755.
2- SAMUEL ASTON, b. January 26, 1756, West Nantmill, Chester Co., Pa.; d. Abt. 1834, Armstrong Co., PA.
3- SARAH AUSTIN, b. April 1762, Pennsylvania1; d. February 19, 1853, Botetourt Co., VA; m. DAVID JONES.
4-ISAAC R. AUSTIN, b. Abt. 1763, West Natmill, Chester Co., Pa.; d. 1828-1835, Botetourt Co., VA.
5- JANE ASTON, b. Abt. 1765; m. HUGH THOMPSON.
6- REBECCA ASTON, b. Abt. 1767; d. Bef. 1770; m. AARON RETEW.
7- HANNA ASTON, b. Abt. 1769.
8- MARGARET ASTON, b. Abt. 1770.

ISAAC R. AUSTIN was born Abt. 1763 in West Natmill, Chester Co., Pa.2, and died 1828-1835 in Botetourt Co., VA
Some info from http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/a/u/s/John-J-Austin/GENE7-0006.html
Additional info from http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/j/o/h/Janet-R-Johnson/GENE1-0001.html ISAAC R.1 AUSTIN, SR. was born Abt. 1755 in West Natmill, Chester Co, PA, and died Abt. 1830 in Botetourt Co, VA. He married MARTHA G. HALCOMB1 December 16, 1787 in Somerset Parish, Md.1.
He married (1) REBECCA Abt. 1791.
He remarried (2) MARTHA G. MALCOMB December 17, 1797 in Somerset Co., MD3.

Notes for ISAAC R. AUSTIN:
1820 Census Isacc Austin Botetourt Co., VA
Christrian; David/Andrew; ;William/Isaac Dianna; ;Sarah/Rebecca; Jane John? Mary?
Mary Austin b.1800 appears in the household next/with Dianna 1820 (sister/mother/aunt?) 1850 Bot. page 149
William Acton 1820 appears in the 1850 Census Bot. page 137 (possible son of David)
John m-AnnBooze ---age? 1805-1811

Isaac Austin served in First Virginia Regiment -War Department 27,6. Captain in 4th Co., 1st Batallian, PA Militia 1777-----???? in Va 1772
Bought 100 acers on Lapsley's Run from David Jones in 1804.
CD#2 Marriage - Somerset Co., MD
Mary G. Malcomb Dec 16, 1797
Martha G. Halcomb Dec 17, 1797
Fiche 6087745
Martha G. Malcomb Dec 17, 1797
Belive correct name is Malcomb as no other occurance of Halcomb in peroid
- peroid mariage of possible sister Betty

Children of ISAAC AUSTIN and REBECCA are:
1- JANE AUSTIN, b. 1792, Botetourt Co., VA; d. July 23, 1857, Botetourt Co., VA. Married Nov 9, 1825 to Samuel Crawford
the son of Josiah Crawford and Elizabeth Tootle (born 1770) who were married Dec 9, 1784.
2- SARAH AUSTIN, b. 1793, Virginia.
Alt info SARAH AUSTIN, b. 1805 m. JOHN S. HAMBRICK, March 20, 1828, Botetourt County, VA10. 3- WILLIAM AUSTIN, b. 1795, Botetourt Co, VA. Married on April 27, 1824 to Sarah Custard born 1802.

ISAAC AUSTIN remarried MARTHA MALCOMB

Children of ISAAC AUSTIN and MARTHA MALCOMB are:
1- FIELDER AUSTIN, b. January 22, 1799, Somerset Co., Maryland4; m. MARY JANE COLLIER, May 05, 1850, Somerset Co., Maryland5.
2- MARY AUSTIN, b. 1800.
3- ISAAC AUSTIN JR, b. September 29, 1801, Botetourt Co., VA; d. September 25, 1877, Botetourt Co., VA.
Married Nov 27, 1844 to Susan Adams (born 1799) daughter of Sgt John Adams. See http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/e/i/Albert-Heitkamper/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0123.html
4- DAVID AUSTIN, b. Abt. 1802, Virginia; d. 1847-1850.
DAVID AUSTIN, b. December 07, 1799, Bedford Co., VA; d. March 19, 1881, Bedford Co., VA. Married Frances Mcguire.

5- JOHN AUSTIN, b. Abt. 1805; d. Bef. 1850. ….alt info JOHN AUSTIN, b. 1811.
Married Nov 30, 1843 to Ann booze (born 1814) daughter of Abraham Booze (born 1787) and Rebecca Linkenhoger (born 1787) daughter of Elias Linkenhoger Sr.
6- ANDREW AUSTIN, b. 1810, Botetourt Co., VA. Married Aug 28th 1833 to Mary Ann Kimberling born 1813, who was daughter of John Kimberling and Jane Clapsaddle married on March 8, 1810.
John Kimberling was the son of Paulser and Sarah Wright Kimberling. Sarah is the daughter of Peter Wright.
7- REBECCA AUSTIN, b. September 09, 1811, Botetourt Co., VA; d. November 20, 1855, Botetourt Co., VA married Aug 29th 1833 to Jordan Horne.
8- CHRISTIAN AUSTIN, b. Abt. 1813 married. CHRISTINA SHAVER, August 22, 1833, Botetourt Co., VA.
Alt info CHRISTIAN AUSTIN1,2, b. 1796, Botetourt Co, VA2; married. CHRISTINA SHAVER, August 22, 1853, Botetourt County, VA4.
9- DIANNA AUSTIN, b. 1820, Virginia

DAVID AUSTIN was born Abt. 1802 in Virginia, and died 1847-1850.
Alt info DAVID AUSTIN, b. December 07, 1799, Bedford Co., VA; d. March 19, 1881, Bedford Co., VA.

He married (1) MARY Abt. 1829.
Mary is noted as being born about 1805 in Botetourt, Virginia

He remarried (2)
FRANCES MCGUIRE on June 18, 1834 in Botetourt Co., VA, daughter of JOHN MCGUIRE and NANCY HAMRICK.
click here to read about the Mcguires !

Alt info from From: Related Familes of Botetourt Co. Virginia
http://books.google.com/books?id=I2Id_1zGXvgC&pg=PA13&lpg=PA13&dq=%22david+austin+married+francis+mcguire%22&source=bl&ots=CD-xCkMAhM&sig=LcSDw1tTfe80kiI6HdE4b4HTf-s&hl=en&ei=7y6iTevVMYSitgebq8CDAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBcQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false
states married May 18, 1835 but likely false and list her parents as William Mcguire and Elizabeth Adams who were married Nov 27 1797.
Alt info from http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/j/o/h/Janet-R-Johnson/GENE1-0003.html
DAVID AUSTIN was born December 07, 1799 in Bedford Co., VA and died March 19, 1881 in Bedford Co., VA. He married (1) MARY ? 1819 in Bedford County, VA.
He married (2) FRANCES MCGUIRE May 18, 1832, daughter of WILLIAM MCGUIRE and ELIZABETH ADAMS. --------this info seems to be false

Notes for DAVID AUSTIN:
1840 Census Frances Botetourt Co. 268
John/Wm.; Isaac Nancy; Mary; Sarah; Frances;
1850 Census Frances (head) living Northern District, Big Island, Bedford Co. 152
1860 Census Frances living with William, Northern District, Bedford Co. 423
Notes for FRANCES MCGUIRE: I860 Census shows Frances living with son William & wife along with daughter Frances A. FRANCIS MCGUIRE was born on 07 Jul 1799 in Botetourt County, Virginia, USA.
She died on 19 Mar 1881 in Bedford County, Virginia, USA.
She married DANIEL DAVID AUSTIN on 18 Jun 1834 in Botetourt County, Virginia, USA, son of Isaac R AUSTIN Sr and Martha G MALCOMB.
He was born about 1802 in Botetourt County, Virginia, USA. He died on 10 Mar 1881 in Bedford County, Virginia, USA.


Children of DAVID AUSTIN and MARY don’t seem to be listed in order:
1- SARAH7 AUSTIN, b. Abt. 1830, Botetourt Co., VA22; m. JOHN WILLIAM RHODES, July 02, 1856, Rockbridge Co., VA.
2- ISAAC A. AUSTIN, b. May 09, 1832, Virginia; d. August 23, 1910, Rockbridge Co., VA.
3- MARY AUSTIN, b. 1833; m. HIRAM CRAWFORD, January 27, 1854, Rockbridge Co., VA.
Alt info possibly remarried a Rhodes
4-DIANA AUSTIN, b. 1820, Botetourt Co. VA. Married May 7, 1841 to Jacob Barger (born 1815) the son of John Barger Sr (born 1790) and Christina Wilhelm (born 1790) was the daughter of George Wilhelm.
5- WILLIAM R. AUSTIN, b. 1820; Married July 14, 1838 to ELIZABETH WOOD daughter of Thomas Wood of Bedford Co..

Alt info Children of DAVID AUSTIN and FRANCES MCGUIRE comes from http://burelison.com/branches/mcguire_ft.htm

Children of DAVID AUSTIN and FRANCES MCGUIRE are:
1- JOHN HENRY AUSTIN was born about 1838 in Botetourt County, Virginia, USA. He died of accidental gunshot wounds on 03 Jul 1876 in Bedford County, Virginia, USA.
He married MARTHA JANE TOLLEY about 1867 in Bedford County, Virginia, USA, daughter of Archibald TOLLEY and Susan WORLEY. She was born about 1846 in Botetourt County, Virginia, USA. She died on 30 Oct 1934 in Covington, Alleghany, Virginia, USA.
2- NANCY ANN AUSTIN was born between 1835 or 1837 in Botetourt County, Virginia, USA. She died on 13 Dec 1897 in Bedford County, Virginia, USA. She married THOMAS MILTON TOLLEY on 15 Feb 1860 in Bedford County, Virginia, USA. He was born in Feb 1830 in Bedford County, Virginia, USA. He died on 05 Jun 1900 in Bedford County, Virginia, USA.
Married a Tolley
3- EMMALINE AUSTIN, b. 1839 , of Botetourt, Virginia.
4- WILLIAM R AUSTIN was born on 05 Oct 1840 in Botetourt, Virginia, USA. He died on 01 Mar 1931 in Waugh, Bedford County, Virginia, USA.
He married SUSAN PERTHINIA TOLLEY

on 05 Apr 1860 in Bedford County, Virginia, USA, daughter of Joseph TOLLEY and Mary WORLEY.
She was born on 04 Apr 1839 in Bedford County, Virginia, USA. She died on 17 Apr 1915 in Bedford County, Virginia, USA.
5- JOSEPH AUSTIN, b. 1841, of Botetourt, Virginia.
6- JAMES A. F. AUSTIN, b. 1846, of Botetourt, Virginia.
7- FRANCES A. AUSTIN, b. 1847 or 1846 in Botetourt County, Virginia, USA.

WILLIAM R AUSTIN was born on 05 Oct 1840 in Botetourt, Virginia, USA. He died on 01 Mar 1931 in Waugh, Bedford County, Virginia, USA.
He married SUSAN PERTHINIA TOLLEY

on 05 Apr 1860 in Bedford County, Virginia, USA, daughter of Joseph TOLLEY and Mary WORLEY.
She was born on 04 Apr 1839 in Bedford County, Virginia, USA. She died on 17 Apr 1915 in Bedford County, Virginia, USA.

William R AUSTIN and Susan Perthinia TOLLEY had the following children:
1- JOSEPH RICHARDSON AUSTIN SR was born about 1862 in Bedford County, Virginia, USA. He died in 1932 in Waughn Bedford County, Virginia, USA. He married SUSAN E RICE in 1888, daughter of James RICE and Laticia M LN-UNK. She was born about 1870 in Virginia, USA.
2- JOHN HENRY AUSTIN was born about 1864 in Bedford County, Virginia, USA.
3- MARY C AUSTIN was born about 1866 in Bedford County, Virginia, USA.
4- ELIZABETH AUSTIN was born about 1868 in Bedford County, Virginia, USA.
5- EMMA H AUSTIN was born in Sep 1872 in Bedford County, Virginia, USA. She died on 10 Dec 1873 in Bedford County, Virginia, USA.
6- WILLIE ANN AUSTIN was born on 11 Dec 1873 in Bedford County, Virginia, USA. She died on 01 Jul 1878 in Bedford County, Virginia, USA.
7- CASSIE B AUSTIN was born in Jan 1876 in Bedford County, Virginia, USA. She married ROBERT T WITT after 1910. He was born about 1876 in Virginia, USA.
8- FRANCIS AUSTIN was born in Mar 1886 in Bedford County, Virginia, USA.

----------------------- backing up just a bit for al info--------------------------
this info is from Emily Morris and Doris Morris Slate who got hand written info from a Ms Bowers, who is a descendent of the first generation listed below.

Francis McGuire...a descendent of immigrants from Dublin Ireland...in Franklin County Virginia...
Married a Mr. Austin and lived in Botetourt County Virginia.

Mr. Austin died when children where small…Francis relocated to Greenlee VA (then Glennwood Va)


7 children
1-Isaac Austin born 1832?
2-Sarah Austin Rhodes born 1834?
3-Mary Austin Crawford Rhodes born 1836?
4-William R Austin born 1838?..On written papers....born 1832 per 1880 census records
5-Nancy Austin Tolley, born 1840? Moved to Bedford and Rockbridge county
6-John Austin born 1842? ..lived in Bedford county
7-Joe Austin born 1845?..lived in Lynchburg, Va


5 children
1-Joseph B Austin...born 1862?
2-John Henry Austin ...born 7-11-1863...died 10-22-1921
3-Mary C...born 1866
4-Elizabeth Austin...born 1868
5-Cassie B Austin...born 1876

John Henry Austin...born 7-11-1863..died 10-22-1921
buried at Baptist church cemetery Natural Bridge, Va
born either Appomattox or Campbell county Virginia

John Henry Austin came to Natural Bridge in late 1880's as a railroad worker for Norfolk & Western on the eastern side of the James River. After the railroad was built, John Henry Austin and Thomas (Bud) Wright remained as Section Chiefs of two adjoining seven mile sections. The sections began at natural Bridge Station and went southward.
John Henry Austin married Thomas (Bud) Wright's sister Mary Elizabeth Wright.

John Henry Austin married Mary Elizabeth Wright 12-23-1886...Rocky Point
Mary Elizabeth Wright…born 6-20-1871..died 11-29-1943

John Henry Austin was found dead lying beside the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad tracks underneath the Norfolk and Western railroad bridge before it extends across the James river. An obituary from October 1921 states "left home on Saturday morning to go squirrel hunting..did not return..sixty friends and neighbors searched all night....body found Sunday morning...some doubt as to casue of death. Some think he fell from the bridge while others say that since the body was not bruised,he probably suffered an attack of some kind."

Pictured…about 1920 Mary Elizabeth Wright , John Henry Austin, niece Daisy Wright and sister Florence Wright Hanger

After death of John Henry, Mary Elizabeth moved to Winston Salem NC where her son Robert and daughter Margaret had families. This was the only time she had electricity and indoor plumbing. She rented out the home in Natural Bridge which still stands.

Mary Elizabeth remarried Charles Hanger (he made her laugh) and lived on his 70 acres in Waynesboro, Va where she milked cows, tended garden...goods sold at general store Dooms, Va...four hogs raised a year and butchered in fall...Mary Elizabeth would can tenderloin portions…hams would cure in smokehouse for a year...in a good year, 2 yearling calves would be sold at livestock market.. Seeds were saved from prior crops...never purchased...crops were rotated...2 horses provide power.

Daughter Ruth Austin Ring's son Jack Ring asked Charlie Hanger why he didn’t buy a tractor...he replied “cause when I say ‘whoa’ I want it to stop.” The Austin children often visited the farm and Mary Elizabeth kept in close touch with all the children.
Charlie Hanger's brother, John Hanger was married to Mary Elizabeth's sister Florence Wright.
See Wright info & census

see family Bible pages....Family Bible purchased for $5 from door to door salesman…now in possession of Jack Ring….703-273-8563….son of Ruth Austin Ring


Mary Elizabeth Wright Austin Hanger late 1930’s

12 children
(click on the name to read and see more !!)

1-Harry Burkes Austin
born 1-13-1888…died 3-22—1942 White Sulphur Springs..
married 5-28-1913 Pearl Amanda Totten

2-William Floyd Austin born 5-21-1889 died 8-26-1890…Natural Bridge cemetery

3-Margaret Virginia Austin Morris
born 6-4-1891 died 6-5-1951..Winston-Salem…
married 2-5-1910 Charlie Nicholas Morris..railroad engineer
click here to read more about her descendants !!

4-Minnie Iola Austin Lotts
born 7-30-1893..died 1960’s Woodbridge, Va?…
married 12-23-1910 Howard Lotts...buried Shenandoah, Va…

5-Thomas R Austin...born 7-25-1895 died 11-12-1897
buried Natural Bridge Baptist church

6-Robert David Austin...uncle Roy/Pete)
born 10-28-1897…died 3-1980…
buried Forsyth Memorial Park…
married 5-23-1920 Elizabeth "Lizzie Ila" Morris
Elizabeth "Lizzie Ila" Morris born 2-22-1898
see Morris family tree
Ila and Roy

7-Ruth Florence Austin-Ring
born 3-18-1899..died 4-20-1981..
worked at factory in Lynchburg
married Tage Ring

8-John Laird Austin

born 6-1-1902...died 3-2-1962 lung cancer
buried Stanleyville/Winston Salem NC
moved to Winston Salem, NC in 1930's to work Southbound Railroad
married 5-25-1925 Ethel Faye Morris
Ethel Fay Morris
born 5-26-1903 died 7-1-1975
see Morris family tree

9-Lillie Frances Austin Owen

born 9-4-1904...died 12-13-1930 Nance, Va
married 11-6-24 W.B. Tom Owen

10-Aubrey Clay Austin

born 8-21-1906…died 9-1-1976 Greensboro NC
married 11-3-1925 to Vera Ann Legge

11-Lelia E Austin Whitt

born 9-14-1908…died 4-28-1974 Winston Salem
married 4-6-1927 to Ralph E Whitt

12-Beryl Clore-Austin-Christel-Peterson

born 2-22-1911..died 8-14-1965 Wash DC
married 4-10-1928 Fred Christel


Austin sisters...Margaret, Ruth, Lelia and Beryl in the late 1920's

continuing with my grandparents

John Laird Austin born 6-1-1902..died 3-2-1962


pictured 1918 age at 17, John Laird Austin joins Navy

married 5-25-1925 to
Ethel Faye Morris
born 5-26-1903 died 7-5-1975
see Morris family tree


Fay and John holding grandsons Mike and Steve


John Laird Austin, as a teen


4 children of Ethel Faye Morris and John Laird Austin

1-Ethel June Austin...died as infant

2-Joseph Grayson Austin "Railroad Joe"
born 1-4-1930 died 1-10-1990

married 4-12-1937 Troy Binkley
Click here for Binkley family tree and for Joe and Troy’s children
Info given by Troy Binkley Austin at 924-4463

3-Bobby Gene Austin
mr. big himself
married
Dorothy Jean Smith Austin
see Smith and Snider family trees

4-Carolyn Austin Wheeling married Ray Wheeling
Click here to follow this tree

Bobby Gene Austin
mr. big himself
married
Dorothy Jean Smith Austin
see Smith and Snider family trees

4 children

1-Stephen Eugene Austin
married Cheryl Wooten-Goins-Austin

son Benjamin Adam Austin

2-Michael Robert Austin
married Kathy Sheilds

3-Thomas Edward Austin

4-Jeffrey Scott Austin
Author of this site. Visit www.alternativefolk.com


pictured with children in 1960 right to left
Carolyn Austin Wheeling, Joe Austin & Troy Binkley-Austin
John Laird Austin, Melinda Wheeling, Ethel Faye Morris-Austin, Stephen Eugene Austin
Dorothy Jean Smith-Austin & Bobby Gene Austin, Michael Robert Austin,
John and Rick

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Wright family tree

Alt info from http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=278&id=I832 shows the following

Robert Wright
Marriage 1 Mary


Children
1- John Wright
John Wright
Death: 1811 in Virginia
Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown

Children
1- Daniel P. Wright b: Abt 1801

married
- Elizabeth Pulliam b: Abt 1802
(click here to read about the Pulliams>

Married: 1823 in Henry County, Virginia
Children
1-William P. Wright b: Abt 1825 in Virginia
2-Cynthia A. Wright b: Abt 1829 in Virginia
3-Elizabeth A. Wright b: Abt 1831 in Virginia
4- Robert Daniel Wright b: 23 Apr 1836 in Prince Edward County, Virginia
Married Margaret Davis Jennings born Abt 1844 in Appomattox County, Virginia

5-John D. Wright b: Abt 1839 in Virginia
6-Henry D. Wright b: Abt 1841 in Virginia
7-Mary A. Wright b: Abt 1845 in Virginia
8- Nancy M. Wright b: 1847 in Virginia

Robert Daniel Wright
Birth: 23 Apr 1836 in Prince Edward County, Virginia
Death: 13 Jul 1923 in Green Township, Guilford County, North Carolina
Burial: 14 Jul 1923 Smithwood Cemetery, Liberty, Guilford County, North Carolina
Marriage 1 Elizabeth Snow 23 Apr 1861 in Greene County, Tennessee

Marriage 2 Margaret Davis Jennings
Born Abt 1844 in Appomattox County, Virginia

previously married to a Mr. Jennings...1 son...Jno Jennings
Married Robert Daniel Wright on 17 Apr 1867 in Appomattox County, Virginia 5

Children
1-Henry Clay Wright b: 1867 in Perryville, Virginia
2-Thomas Daniel Wright b: 2 Mar 1870 in Campbell County, Virginia
click here to read more on his descendents
3- Mary Elizabeth Wright
who married John henry Austin

4-Emma Lelia Wright b: 15 Apr 1875 in Concord, Virginia
5-Virginia Florence Wright b: 25 Dec 1878 in James River District, Bedford County, Virginia

Marriage 3 to Margaret G. Murray b: Abt 1862 in Guilford County, North Carolina
Married 21 Dec 1882 in Guilford County, North Carolina
Children

1-Roxie Pocahontas Wright b: 8 Nov 1883 in Guilford County, North Carolina
2-Willie Josephine Wright b: 16 Oct 1885 in Guilford County, North Carolina
3-Henry Deskins Wright b: 9 Mar 1887 in Guilford County, North Carolina
4-Earl Hicks Wright b: 17 Jul 1890 in Guilford County, North Carolina
5-Lacy Monroe Wright b: 15 Oct 1890 in Guilford County, North Carolina
6- Eithel E. Wright b: 14 Jan 1893 in Guilford County, North Carolina
7-Arthur Glen Wright b: 29 Nov 1894 in Guilford County, North Carolina
8-Callie Donie Wright b: 9 Oct 1896 in Guilford County, North Carolina
9-Aline Erie Wright b: 6 Jun 1899 in Guilford County, North Carolina

------------Alt info based on the census record link below and research done by Jack Ring-----

Margarette Davis Jennings Wright remarried Robert Doss Wright

but before we get to Robert Doss Wright

Robert Wright Sr of Campbell county
had a son
Charles Wright
had a son
Robert D Wright of Amherst county
had a son
Robert Doss Wright who married Margarette Davis Jennigs Wright

Robert Doss Wright
born 4-23-1836 Appomattox or Campbell County
died 7-13-1923 Liberty NC
RD Wright & family moved to Tenn. where a second son was born
RD Wright enlisted in Confederate Army Calvary Company B 12th Tennessee Calvary...Calvary men had to furnish their own horse.
Captured at Jacksboro, Tenn 8-27-1863. A letter to Pension Board states he gave himself up to the US Army. No significant military action recorded at Jacksboro Tenn.
POW at Camp Chase, Ohio 4 months then transferred to Rock Island Ill.
RD Wright enlisted in US Army Company G 2nd US Volunteer Infantry on 10-6-1864. "Galvanized Yankees” were not put into combat against Confederacy...assigned frontier duty. Click to see enlistment papers.
Honorable discharge Ft Leavenworth , KS on 11-16-1865. Rank of Private.

Oral history says RD Wright then disappeared. His wife Margarette got his US Army pension stopped.
Record # 676 445 at Pension Bureau in Wash DC show he got it reinstated from a residence in North Carolina. He drew $8 month in 1904 and $72 a month by his death in 1923. His North Carolina window with drew $30 per month until her death 3-4-1927.
RD Wright abandoned family 1881 and married Margaret G Murray 12-21-1881 … 9 children from 11-8-1883 to 6-6-1899…3 sons served in US Army WWI

Poor squatters, Margarette Wright visited by Ruth Austin Ring who describe cabin as a hovel. Robert David Austin (uncle Roy) visited Margaret Wright in 1909 when he was 12 and said she cooked over an open fireplace

1880 census Bedford Co. Virginia…..Forest Mag. District June 10-11 1880…dwelling #194 family #196
Robert Doss Wright…born 1838?…wrong date...farmer
Margarette Davis Wright born 1840

Mary Elizabeth Wright...born 6-20-1871..died 11-19 1943
married on 12-25-1886
John Henry Austin born 7-11-1863..died 10-22-1921
See previous listing of 12 children and descendants

Info complied from
Research done by Jack Ring (census, War Dept. and family Bible) on John Henry Austin and Mary Elizabeth Wright.
Contact Jack Ring at 703-273-8563 2957…Fairlee Dr Fairfax Va 22031-1201
Interviews at Austin-Wright reunion …held on even number years at Natural Bridge Hotel, Va…every mid July ..come on out!!
Clippings and photos from Ethel Faye Morris Austin…in possession of by Bobby Gene Austin…Kernersville, NC
Contact Jeff Austin at 336-595-4478 or by email at emailjaustin@yahoo.com

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Morris family tree


here is a detailed website on the Morris name
http://www.themorrisclan.com/GENEALOGY/FAMILY%20STUDIES/MORRIS%20FAMILIES%20OF%20CHESHIRE.html

Edward Morris born 1455 in Wales died
click here to follow another extensive website
info fro the above linked site
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/a/r/Mary--J-Martin/GENE24-0001.html
The Morris family is of Welsh origin and come from Ellystan Godydd,
a powerful British Chieftain who founded the fourth royal Tribe of Wales,
and who was born in 933 A.D.
The early name "Mawr Rwyce" means strong in battle.


children

1-Alice Morris married John Hammond


2-Thomas Morris born 1481 in Berkshire England 1556 or 1550
Married about 1507 to Alice Wynninge born about 1483 in Wadley, Bershire England, died unknown

Thomas Morris born 1481 in Wales died 1556 or 1550
Married about 1507 to Alice Wynninge born about 1483 in Wadley, Bershire England, died unknown
daughter of Robert Wynninge


children

1-JAMES3 MORRIS4, b. 1511, Coxwell, Berkshire, England4; d. Unknown.


2-ALEXANDER MORRIS4, b. Abt. 1515, Coxwell, Berkshire, England4; d. Unknown.


3-GILES MORRIS4, b. Abt. 1517, Coxwell, Berkshire, England4; d. Unknown.


4-MARGARET MORRIS4, b. Abt. 1519, Coxwell, Berkshire, England4; d. Unknown.


5-KATHERINE MORRIS4, b. Abt. 1521, Coxwell, Berkshire, England4; d. Unknown.


6-JANE MORRIS5, b. 1523, Coxwell, Berkshire, England5; d. 28 Oct 1598, Chute, Wilts, England5; m. THOMAS CORDEROY6, 1548, Coxwell, Berkshire, England6; b. 1520, Coxwell, Berkshire, England6; d. Unknown, Coxwell, Berkshire, England6.


7-ANNE MORRIS6, b. 1525, Coxwell, Berkshire, England6; d. Unknown.


8-HUGH MORRIS7, b. 15297; d. Unknown.


9-ANTHONY MORRIS I, b. 1530; d. Bef. 1620.
married about 1849 to Elizabeth ? at Waltham Abbey in Essex England

Anthony Morris born 1530 died 1620
married about 1849 to Elizabeth ? at Waltham Abbey in Essex England

It is said that "Anthony" since at least the early 1600's was a
distinguishing Christian name used in the Morris family---the family is
thought to have come from Leicestershire of London.
Much of the following is quoted verbatim from the book"The American
Heritage of James Norman Hall", by Robert Leland Johnson, 1968. A copy is in the Denver Public Library.
"During the reign of Queen Elizabeth in the year 1600 at Reading, in the
county of Berkshire, England, a baby was born, later to be baptized
Anthony Morris, the First known bearer of a name that would be carried
down through the years and whose bearers would make monumental
contributions to the foundations of a new republic to someday be known a s the United States of America.
When Anthony Morris was born on the banks of the Thames, below the
juncture with the Kennet River, William Shakespeare was at the apogee of
his playwright career and England enjoyed civil harmony under
Queen Elizabeth, who had reigned since 1558. Protestantism, which the Queen
espoused, had become the doctrinal basis of the Church of England and
Parliament had enacted it into law be carious acts between 1559 and 1563.
During the year 1588 the Spanish Armada was defeated off the coast of England,
leaving England to replace Spain a The great colonizer of the
New world and as the superior sea power of the world. With this new
position as a colonial power, England took to the shores she colonized
the religion of the Church of England.
One of the first to enter into the spirit of these exciting times was
Anthony Morris--let me call him Anthony Morris I--who left his home in
Reading and emigrated to Barbados, ion the West Indies. There he began
the mercantile enterprises which were to occupy his family for generations".
In 1630 Anthony Morris I became the father on Anthony Morris II who
became a mariner, dividing his time between residences in Barbados and
London, carrying on the business begun by his father.


children

1-MARY4 MORRIS11, b. 1550, England11; d. Unknown.

2-CHARLES MORRIS, b. 1555, England; d. 1608, England.
married Elizabeth Hollowell, daughter of John Hollowell

3-WILLIAM MORRIS11, b. 155711; d. Unknown.

4-ANTHONY MORRIS II, b. Abt. 1559, England; d. Unknown.

5-ELIZABETH MORRIS11, b. 156711; d. Unknown.

CHARLES MORRIS, b. 1555, England; d. 1608, England.
married Elizabeth Hollowell, daughter of John Hollowell


children

1-CHARLES WILLIAM5 MORRIS13, b. 1575, Wales13; d. Unknown.

2-Edward Morris born 1580 died 1607 at Jamestown (alt info has him living til 1662)

Edward Morris born 1580 died 1607
sent by King James…after a storm, landed in the James River at Jamestown……a carpenter

Info transcribed over the phone by Jeff from Shirley Fay Morris 717-299-4125
faymorris@aol.com daughter of Mike Morris …
granddaughter of Joseph Grayson Morris….
This info from handwritten notes from her uncle Floyd James Morris’s Bible,
son of William Columbus Morris ……

the above sketchy info is referring to:
Corporal Edward Morris from Blutisham town in Huntington County (the Hunts) in southeast Wales...referred to title as gentleman
Recruited by Edward-Maria Wingfield …
sailed to Jamestown Dec. 1606 aboard the “Susan Constant”…arrived Jan 1607…
Military Rank Corporal
Edward Morris died suddenly in August 14 1607 likely of disease
links that mention Edward Morris
http://www.wingfield.org/EMW/EMW.htm (recruiting settlers)
www.virtualjamestown.org/percy_time.html
www.virtualjamestown.org/census_main.html
www.nps.gov/colo/Jthanout/JTRES.html
here's a map of Blunitsham
www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huntingdonshire#Famous_People_from_Huntingdonshire )
Click her for more info on the settlers


children
1-JOHN6 MORRIS21, b. 1600, Wales21; d. Unknown.
2-EDWARD MORRIS21, b. 1603, Wales21; d. Unknown.

3-NICHOLAS MORRIS, SR., b. 29 Sep 1605, England; d. 1664.
Married Martha Mottrom born 1609 died 1683


4-THOMAS MORRIS22, b. 1606, England22; d. Unknown

Nicholas Morris born 1605 died 1664
Married Martha Mottrom born 1609 died 1683



Came to America 1639?...13 years later followed by brother Edward
Nicholas Morris 1st Morris to be citizen of the Americas
Commander Nicholas Morris was born in England in 1605 and died in 1664.
His wife Martha was born in 1609, and after Nicholas’
death she married Thomas Lane, a wealthy land owner of Northumberland Co.
She signed her Morris inheritance over to her son, Anthony, on 15 July 1665.
It is most likely that Nicholas came to Virginia in 1639;
his first daughter Anne was born in England that year, and
according to the will of John Upton he was living on land in James City County which Upton leased to him in that same year.
above info from http://maykensaw.org/twmorrisgenealogy.html Nicholas and a number of other colonists, including Capt. John Haynie,
signed an oath to the Commonwealth of England on 13 April 16 52 :3
Wee whose names are subscribed doe promise & engage ourselves to be true & faithfull to the Commonwealth of England
as it is now established wit hout KING or HOUSE of LORDES...www.jstor.org/pss/4245063

Nicholas patented 182 acres in Northumberland County, Virginia in November 1652.
He also patented 512 acres of land on the Great Wicomico Riv er on 1 June 1654
a patent which was issued to him for the importation of 11 people to the colony.
His land was located next to that of John Hudnall.
Nicholas was a justice of the County Court from 1652 until he died in 1663
He and Colonel Mottrom were leaders of the settlement, now Coan, Coan Mill, etc.,
and among the justices who helped organize this county.
this info is from http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/y/e/Ron-C-Myers/GENE31-0141.html


children

1- Anne Morris born 1639

2-Jane Morris born about 1630 married Capt. John Haynie
click here to follow this link http://www.royalblood.co.uk/D312/I312303.html
or http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/y/e/Ron-C-Myers/GENE31-0118.html#CHILD134611204
or http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mysouthernfamily/myff/d0092/g0000083.html#I100604

3-Hamilton Morris
Justice of the Peace...founder of O? Baptist Church

4-Anthony Morris born 1645 died 1685 (alt info died 1682
Married Dorothy Sanford born 1644 (alt info 1645) in Virginia died 1670
remarried Mary Jones born 1675
Anthony is identified as a son in the will of his father.
On 3 January 1696, following his death, the court ordered Anthony's estate to be divided between his wife, Dorothy, and his sister, Jane Haynie, an heir.
Anthony probably died without children.

website http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mysouthernfamily/myff/d0093/g0000083.html#I100605 lists children as
Thomas Morris
John Morris
George Morris
Abraham Morris
Mary Morris
Elizabeth Morris
Edward Morris b. Bet. 1626 - 1652
Nickolas Morris b. Bet. 1626 - 1652
William Morris b. Bet. 1628 - 1642
Jane Morris b. About. 1630 in VA
Anthony Morris b. 1645 in Northumberland Co., VA m.Dorothy Samford (Wife) Marriage: 1665

A Bible listed Hamilton Morris as next patriarch
but other info shows Anthony Morris as the next patriarch

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/o/r/Alex-Morris-Oklahoma-City/PDFGENEO4.pdf
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/o/r/H-glenn-Morris/tree1.html


male children

1-Edward Morris Sr born 1665 in N Farnham Parish, PA died 1717
Married about 1687 to
Elizabeth Pressledy Elder born about 1666

Edward Morris born 1665 died 1717
Married Elizabeth Pressledy Elder


male children

1-Edward Morris Jr born 1733 died 1752
alt info shows
(b: Abt. 1708 in N Farnham Parish, VA
d: 1752 in N Farnham Parish, VA)
Married m: 25 May 1727 in Richmond Co, VA to
Elizabeth Hammond, born 1710 in N Farnham Parish, VA
died 1742 in N Farnham Parish, VA

Edward Morris Jr born 1733 died 1752
alt info shows
(b: Abt. 1708 in N Farnham Parish, VA
d: 1752 in N Farnham Parish, VA)
Married m: 25 May 1727 in Richmond Co, VA to
Elizabeth Hammond, born 1710 in N Farnham Parish, VA
died 1742 in N Farnham Parish, VA
Married Elizabeth Hammond


Children

1-alt info lists William Drury Morris born 1728 in Va died 1806
married Sarah Viney born 1730 died Unknown
click here to see this family tree http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/o/r/Alex-Morris-Oklahoma-City/PDFGENEO4.pdf


2-Hammond Morris born 1733 died 1810
Married Mary Tuttle Brown born? Died 1778
Click here to follow this tree

3-John Morris born 1748-1810
married in Rutherford co. to Joana Drake born 1749
click here to read more on his descendants

4-Anthony Morris,

5-Jesse Morris, “founded Morristown, TN,”
(website of Morristown TN makes no mention of him), click here to read what I think is his Rev War pension

6-William Morris born 1738? or 1740? died 1849?
Born November 19, 1750 died April 1844

“great great great grandfather of Floyd Morris”

William (Buck) Morris...born 1738 or 1740? or 1750 per his pension....died 1849?
descendent of “Immigrant form Wales and pioneered Forest City area of NC” date?
(from great grandson uncle Willam Columbus Morris’s obituary)
got land grant from King of England
Burke county North Carolina…from which Mcdowell county was formed in 1842
Burke and Mcdowell county websites http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncburke/
ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/mcdowell/census/1850/pg0255b.txt
http://www.mcdowellcounty.org/
“great great great grandfather of Floyd Morris” whose Bible info came from

Click here to read his Revolutionary War testimony for his pension for service under Capt Kemp’s company
Col. Mcdowell’s Regt of Burke co NC

Oral info says he got a land grant because he refused to sign the Declaration of Independence when his brothers did.
But 2 Morris names on Declaration are not ones listed here.

William “Buck” Morris
Married after 1762 to
Sally Raburn daughter of Kiziah and Thomas Rayburn (click here to read more on the Raburns, Rayburn, Rabourne)

(alternate info adds….1st or 2nd marriage Nellie Mackey
children Logan and Burgin)

children
need 1850 census to verify (alternate info from Leslie Morris Ritz gives children Polly, Fannie, Isaac, Will Jr as“Buck”, John)

1-James Morris

2-Mary “Polly” Morris born between 1762-1782
Married after 1774 to Mr Bradley

3-Nancy Morris born between 1762-1782
Married after 1774 to Hugh Spurling

4-Keziah (Kizziah) Morris born between 1762 and 1790
Married after 1774 Mitchell Parham
Click here to follow this tree

Married December 8, 1791 to Phillip Huggins

6-Henry Morris born about 1774 in Burke co.
died 1844 in Kings Mt, SC
Married between 1796-1801 to Catherine Walton Goodbread
Click here to follow this tree

7-William Morris Jr, born about 1781
Married after 1795 to Sarah Mitchell
Click here to follow this tree

8-John David Morris born 4-26-1786...died 4-25-1866
married Margaret “Peggy” Patton Morris from Burke co. born 2-17-1799...died 11-25-1848

Alt marriage to Frances Stroud

9-Hardy Morris could be Hardy that relocated to Georgia per descendent Cheryl Bridges
or is this Henry?...order unknow

10-Bryce Morris…order unknown

11-Thomas Morris born 1781
click for more info about his descendants

11-Elijah Morris born 1791 died ? in Texas
Married after 1805 to Nancy Allen
click her to read more !

Married after 1806 to Sarah Pope

13-Isaac Morris
born 1-27-1793 died 3-11-1859 …click for more info
married 2-29-1829 to Charity Patton (sister of Margaret "Peggy" Patton)
Alt info has spouse as Nancy Cheek

again some of this info may not be accurate…Hardy? Bryce? and Buck Senior’s birth and death dates

Bethel Baptist Church McDowell Co, NC www.rfci.net/wdfloyd/bethelmc.html Take I-40 to 221 south at toward Rutherfordton…4 miles right on Mud Cut rd…left on Bethel Church rd
website www.rfci.net/wdfloyd/bethelmc.html
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2169844&CScnty=1706&

continuing with my great great great grandparents

John David Morris
born 4-26-1786...died 4-25-1866
married to
Margaret “Peggy” Patton Morris from Burke co.
born 2-17-1799...died 11-25-1848
settled near Mud Cut rd Sugar Hill McDowell county
buried at www.rfci.net/wdfloyd/bethelmc.html Bethel Baptist McDowell county
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2169844&CScnty=1706&


children
2 girls and 2 boys
Elbert (had 13 kids) and Avery (had 11 kids)

5-Mary Polly Morris
born 1829
married 12-26-1849 to
John P Whitesides

6-William A Morris
born 4-27-1833...died 5-5-1869 or 5-15-1867
married 8-21-1860
Clarissa J. Little Morris
born 1-22-1833...died 8-15-1869

7-Emily S Morris Corpening
born 1838
married 6-10-1856
E. H. Corpening

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continuing on with my great great grandparents

Capt. John H Morris...born 3-16-1828...died 10-24-1875…

buried at Bethel Baptist Church McDowell County, NC
www.rfci.net/wdfloyd/bethelmc.html
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2169844&CScnty=1706&
“Capt” is from uncle William Columbus Morris’s obit..
Regiment Name 58th North Carolina Infantry
Side Confederate Company F
Soldier's Rank_In 2 Lieutenant
Soldier's Rank_Out 2 Lieutenant
Notes Film Number M230 roll 28 Morris, John H.
Born in McDowell County where he enlisted on July 14, 1862.
Elected a second lieutenant on that date.
Mustered into Company F, 58th North Carolina Troops on July 29, 1862.
Was 34 years old at the time of enlistment.
Resigned on January 24, 1863, by reason of “pulmonary consumption.”
Resignation accepted on February 25, 1863.
click here to read about the 58th


Elmira Jane Elliot...born 4-10-1839...died 12-28-1922


Morris old home place...burned down 1950’s?


Morris cabin behind homeplace

1850 census Burke County and other research show Elmira’s family
Nimrod Elliot age 67 …purchased 100 acres in Burke co 11-16-1810
Rebecca M “maiden Gibbs” Elliot age 45
Alney B. Elliot age 22
Caleb Elliot age 19 born 1833? On other record
Nimrod Elliott Jr age 16 born 10-21-1834 died 4-22-1859
Selina Elliott born 9-29-1837 died 9-19-1912 married Isaac Elijah Morris born 1831.
Matilda Elliot born 1838? married Mr Allen.
“Almira” Jane Elliot age 12
Margaret age 10 born 1840
click here to read much more about the Elliotts !!

Nimrod and Rebecca M Gibbs Elliot buried at Gardin-Haney cemetery
http://www.rfci.net/wdfloyd/Gard-Han.html

Elmira Jane Elliot and John H Morris had 1100 acres of land divided by 6 sons and son Jeff Davis took the money.


Morris’ left to right Zebulon Vance, Joseph Grayson, William Columbus, Elmira Jane, John Harvey, Caleb Gibbs, George Ralf, Jeff Davis
photo copied at a Morris reunion in Forest City NC


7 children



1-William Columbus Morris “uncle Willie”
born 11-16-1857 …died 1-14-1948
on McDowell county board of commissioners
married 12-20-1888 to
Harriet Melissa Anthony Morris “aunt Lissy”
born 5-29-1868 died 9-11-1953
aunt Lissy was adopted daughter of Thomas Parks

uncle Willie and aunt Lissy maintained the old homeplace
and were the cornerstone of the Morris’


2-Zebulon Vance Morris
born 8-11-1859 died 10-6-1920
buried at Round Hill (Union Mills, Rutherford County) married
Selina Allen 7-23-1860 died 4-12-1928
click here for long list of children


3-Jefferson Davis Morris
born 6-20-1861 died 8-3-1943
buried Round Hill cem#2
married
Laura Nanney born 1-19-1868 died 2-1-1958
(in uncle Willie’s obit as J. D. Morris of Spindale)


4-Caleb G Morris
born 3-16-1864…died 11-11-1942…..lived in Marion
married 2-10-1887
Sallie Maggie Allen Morris born 5-30-1867 died 4-24-1922
8 children…click to read much more


5-George Ralf Morris
born 3-20-1867


6-John Harvey Morris born 3-15-1871 died 12-25-1953
buried Roound Hill cem#2
married
Willie Ida Mashburn born 12-2-1869 died 12-28-1961 (Union Mills, NC)


7-Joseph Grayson Morris born 3-28-1873 died 11-11-1941
married
Mary I....or Mary L Grayson Morris
born 9-29-1872…died 6-12-1905

continuing on with my great grandparents Joseph G Morris and Mary G Morris

Joseph Grayson Morris born 3-28-1873 died 11-11-1941
Veteran Spanish American War
Treated at veterans hospitals in Columbia, Augusta and Atlanta
General Store owner Forest City 30 years
General Store with railroad tracks in back sold hay & seed
Funeral at First Baptist Church Forest City
buried Cool Springs sec #3

married
Mary I....or Mary L Grayson Morris
born 9-29-1872…died 6-12-1905
died 4 weeks after 3rd child was born

Joseph Grayson Morris remarried to
Mamie Sue Goforth
10-2-1887 died 2-23-1920

4 more children 2nd marriage

4-Carl Cornelius Morris 6-13-1909

5-Mary Sue Morris Dorn 12-2-1910
married W P dorn of Henderson NC

6-Myra Morris Pitts
married W Denny Pitts of Greenville SC

7-Nan Morris Viar Starr
married Mrs Curtis Viar...lived in Washington DC
remarried Mr Starr of Cupertino Ca

Joseph Grayson Morris
remarried again to Ruth Musteller
the “wicked witch of Forest City”
no children


Joseph Grayson Morris


in Forest City, NC


clockwise back...Sue, Joesph, Myra, Nan and Fay upfront


early 1970's Sue, Carl, Myra, Mike, Fay


Walter P Dorn, Carl Morris, Sue Morris Dorn, Carl's wife Lib,
Fay Morris Austin, Myra Morris Pitts, Denny Pitts, Mary and Mike Morris

continuing with my grandmother

Ethel Fay Morris
born 5-26-1903 died 7-5-1975

pictured 1920's
Beryl Clore Austin Christel
cousin Elizabeth "Ila" Morris (daughter of Zebulon Morris)
Ila is also wife of Robert David (Roy/Pete) Austin
and Ethel Fay Morris


brother Clarence, cousin Leota, brother Mike and Fay

Ethel Fay Morris
married 5-25-1925 to
John Laird Austin born 6-1-1902..died 3-2-1962


Fay and John holding grandsons Mike and Steve

4 children of Ethel Faye Morris and John Laird Austin

1-Ethel June Austin...died as infant

2-Joseph Grayson Austin "Railroad Joe"
born 1-4-1930 died 1-10-1990
married 4-12-1937 Troy Binkley
Click here for Binkley family tree and for Joe and Troy’s children
Info given by Troy Binkley Austin at 924-4463

3-Bobby Gene Austin
mr. big himself
married
Dorothy Jean Smith Austin
see Smith and Snider family trees

4-Carolyn Austin Wheeling married Ray Wheeling
Click here to follow this tree

Bobby Gene Austin
mr. big himself
married
Dorothy Jean Smith Austin
see Smith and Snider family trees

4 children

1-Stephen Eugene Austin
married Cheryl Wooten-Goins-Austin

son Benjamin Adam Austin

2-Michael Robert Austin
married Kathy Sheilds

3-Thomas Edward Austin

4-Jeffrey Scott Austin
Author of this site. Visit www.alternativefolk.com


Tom Katie Dot Kathy Ben Jeff Gene Mike Steve

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