Genealogy of Samuel Austin

Samuel, only surviving son of Henry and Elizabeth Lyles Austin, continued living in Calvert County, Maryland. By 1730, Samuel was married to Elizabeth Marshall, daughter of Thomas and Margaret Marshall. They had eleven surviving children when Samuel’s will was written in 1763. Some of their children moved to Virginia, specifically Albemarle County.

Samuel Austin’s will of 1763 read:

“In the name of God amen. I Samuel Austin of Calvert County in the province of Maryland, planter being in good health of body and of sound anal perfect mind and memory, I do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following. First I desire that my debts may be paid and discharged at the discretion of my executor hereafter named and as touching the temporal estate that it hath been pleased God to bestow upon me I do give and bequeath in manner and form following.

First I do give and bequeath unto my son William Austin that part of my land to the westward of the church rode and his heirs forever and one negro boy named George and one negro woman named Sarah.

Next I do give and bequeath unto my son James Austin and his heirs forever all my land to the eastward of the church rode and one negro boy named Abraham.

Next I do give and bequeath unto my son Henry Austin one negro woman Priss.

Next I do give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Austin one negro boy named Dick.

Next I do give and bequeath unto my daughter Margaret Austin one negro girl named Rachel.

Next I do give and bequeath unto my daughter Eleanor Austin one negro girl named Sall.

My further will and pleasure is that the above named children may not have these negroes till their mother’s decease and all the remainder of my estate I do give and bequeath unto my loving wife Elizabeth Austin during her life, and after her decease to be equally divided between all my children; that is to say, Elizabeth, Virlinday, Mary, Rebecca, Samuel, Henry, Thomas, James, Margaret, William and Eleanor. And I do hereby constitide ordain and appoint my loving wife Elizabeth Austin whole and sole executrix of this my last will and testament in witness hereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this 21st day of September/December 1763–

Samuel Austin (Seal)
Signed sealed and acknowledged in the presence of us
Thomas (T) Stone His mark
Salley Stone

William (T) Stone His mark

The above will was entered for probate the 29th Jan. 1765by Thomas and William Stone.

201 Samuel Austin born circa 1710 Calvert Co., Maryland married circa 1730 Elizabeth Marshall died before 29 Jan. 1765 Calvert Co. Maryland.

Children of Samuel Austin and Elizabeth Marshall:

  1. 301 Elizabeth married Gibson
  2. 302 William Austin
  3. 303 Mary married Wells
  4. 304 James Austin
  5. 305 Rebecca married Gibson
  6. 306 Henry Austin born 1736 Calvert Co., Md. married 1758 Sarah Harrison died 1821/22 Albemarle Co., Va.
  7. 307 Thomas Austin
  8. 308 Margaret Austin married Evertist
  9. 309 Samuel Austin born 23 Oct. 1739 Calvert Co., Md, married 1764 Mary Deal, dau. of Richard and Sarah Deal died 26 Dec. 1824 Clinton Co., Ohio
    1. 420 Samuel Austin born 1766
    2. 421 Henry Austin born 1771
    3. 422 Thomas Austin born 1773
    4. 423 Elizabeth Austin born 1775 married 1798 Rev. William Austin
    5. 424 William Austin born 1 Jan. 1780 Calvert Co., Md, married 24 Dec. 1799 Edith Dickinson Albernark Co., VA died 10 July 1850 Coles Co., Ill.
      1. 520 William Dickinson Austin born 8 Oct. 1816 Summer CO., Tn. married 4 March 1847 Hester Ann Sousley died 16 June 1898 Coles Co., Ill.
        1. 620 Thornton Christian Austin born 22 Nov. 1850 Coles Coo, Ill. married 6 Nov, 1870 Laura Jane Shaw died 9 Sept. 1936 Coles Co., Ill.
          1. 720 Jesse Hobart Austin born 28 Dec. 1884 Coles Co., Ill, married 12 Aug. 1911 Pearl Ione Petty died 30 April 1966 Orlando, Florida
            1. 820 William T. Austin born 4 April 1913 Chicago, Ill. married 26 June 1937 Anne Yale Welch
              1. 920 Anne Laurie Austin born 14 Dec. 1938 Cook Co., Ill. married 1957-71 Gregory A. Smith
  10. 310 Eleanor Austin married Martin Marshall
  11. 311 Virlinday Austin married ‘Yells

Sources for the Genealogy of Samuel Austin:

  • Will Book d33, p. 114 ff.
  • Marshie Austin Records
  • Laurie Austin Smith Records

Genealogy, Will,

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