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AUSTIN family in Pike Co, OH (Newfain) 1830s
Posted by: Greg Robson Date: October 02, 2001 at 13:43:40
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Seeking information on the parents of Silas Prater (or Prather) AUSTIN and his wife Martha Jane McDANIEL.

Silas P. Austin (who also had a son by the same name) was born 12 July 1809 in Decatur, Brown Co, OH. He married Martha Jane McDaniel on 17 November 1831 in Brown Co, OH. He died in December 1889 – probably in Pike Co, OH.

Martha Jane McDaniel was born 15 June 1813 in Mason, KY. She died 8 February 1896 in Decatur, Brown Co, OH.

At some point in the 1830s (?) they moved to the community called “Newfain” on Dry Bone Road in western Pike Co, OH. Their children included William Thomas, Alpheus, Mary Elizabeth, John Nelson, Wylie (1842–1929, my ancestor), Franklin, Silas P. Jr. (1848–1923), Liddie, Jane, Ellena, Martha, and Edward. According to the obituary of Silas, Jr., these last five all died prior to 1923. Most, if not all, were born in Perry Twp, Pike Co, OH.

I will be happy to share information I have regarding the descendants of Silas, Sr., and Martha Jane. Please e-mail me, as I do not check these boards often enough: Thanks!

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