Genealogy of Henry Austin, Jr.

Like father, like son, Henry Jr., son of Henry Austin, Sr. and Sarah Harrison, became a military man. At the age of seventeen he enlisted in the First Virginia Regiment as a drummer and fifer. He continued serving through November 1779 in the Tenth Virginia Regiment also as a drummer and fifer. After the war, he met Nancy Ann Watts, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Durrett Watts. Her father Jacob likewise served in the War of the Rebellion. Henry and Nancy were married 2 January 1788 in Albemarle County, Virginia. They had twelve children before Henry died in October or November 1809.

“(Nancy) Ann Watts died leaving a will dated 12 March 1821 and recorded in Albemarle County, Virginia, 3 Dec. 1821. She married 2 January 1788, Albemarle Co., Va., Henry Austin who died before 6 Nov. 1809. The estates of Henry and Ann Austin were both settled 7 April 1823, with total value of $2521.26. By her will Ann made certain bequests and the balance was divided into twelve parts to Eli Austin, Sarah White, David Austin, Betsey Goodall, Garrett Austin, Willis Austin, Mildred Wood, Durrett Austin, Walker Austin, Caroline Austin, Ann Austin, and Henry Austin, her children.” (p. 98 “Durrett Family” by Mrs. Bert Harter. Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 16 #2, 1972.)

401 Henry Austin, Jr. born 1760 Albemarle Co., Va. married 2 Jan. 1788 Nancy Ann Watts born circa 1769 died 12 March 1821 Albemarle Co., Va. died November 1809 Albemarle Co., Va.

Children of Henry Austin, Jr. and Nancy Ann Watts:

  1. 501 Eli Austin married Harriet Wood, 10 Dec 1838 Albemarle, Co. VA
  2. 502 Sarah Austin married Crenshaw White son of Conyers White Family moved to Missouri 1825.
  3. 503 David Austin born circa 1790 married 27 Dec. 1810 Fanny Williams Orange County, VA
  4. 504 Elizabeth Austin married Goodall
  5. 505 Garrett Austin
  6. 506 Willis Austin born circa 1796 Albemarle Co., Va. married before Jane Malone died after 1850 Va. or Mo.
  7. 507 Mildred Austin married 22 Dec. 1822 William Wood
    ch: Jesse, Mildred
  8. 508 Durrett Austin
  9. 509 Walker AustinOn 1818 Pension Roll of Virginia
  10. 510 Caroline Austin
  11. 511 Nancy Ann Austin born 1807 Albemarle Co., Va. married 2 Jan. 1827 Benjamin W. Catterton died 15 Jan. 1872.
    1. 621 Robert Walker Catterton born 6 March 1836 married Nancy Anna Mayfield died 22 Jan. 19 09
      1. 721 Brittle Catterton married John W. Fitzgerald
        1. 821 Ruth Fitzgerald married Meredith S. Vaughn
  12. 512 Henry Austin married 26 Jan. 1830 Henrietta Dickerson.

Sources for the Genealogy of Henry Austin, Jr.:

  • Albemarle County Will Book #7, p. 152.
  • DAR Records National # 236801
  • Crozier’s Va. Col. Militia
  • 1782-87, 1810, 1820 Census of Albemarle Co., Va.
  • Families of Orange Co., Va. Vol. III, p. 24.
  • History of Albemarle Co., Va.
  • Revolutionary Pay Pay Vouchers



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