AUSTIN AND BLEVINS FAMILY REUNION BETWEEN GRAPEVINE AND

KELLER, TEXAS IN JULY 1909

Austin and Blevins Family

Austin and Blevins Family

 

The occasion was in celebration of two Austin kinsmen who were visiting from Georgia, namely James Franklin “Jim” Austin and William Blevins “Weaver” Austin. The two men were brothers and were sons of Jonathon Asbury Austin. They were grandsons of Hezekiah Daniel Austin and Nancy Jane (Blevans) Austin. They had traveled to Texas to meet as many of their kinspeople as possible who had, years earlier, migrated from Georgia, and to see all of those who had been born since.

 

On a sunny day in July 1909 they all met at the home of Michael Lee Morrison “Mike” Austin and his wife Margaret Jane “Burkhalter) Austin. It was here that this photograph was made.

 

The following identifications and accompanying information is keyed to the numbers superimposed on the identification photograph. It is not intended as a complete run down on these peoples lives (Nor does this writer possess all of such information). Rather it is intended to be of some help to those who may wish to pursue genealogical research further, to help in identifying the lines from which they came, and to establish their kinship.

 

  1. Hezekiah Holman Austin – Aug. 6, 1843 – Nov. 15, 1913, known as “Uncle Kiar” (pronounced Kar) to many people. Eldest son of Stephen Blevins Austin, and great grandfather of Jack Dalton Reynolds.

 

  1. Michael Lee3 Morrison “Mike” Austin – Sept 17, 1849 – Jan 12, 1931 son of Stephen Blevins Austin.

 

  1. Margaret Jane (Burkhalter) Austin – Nov. 26, 1846 – Feb.10, 1916 “Mike” Austin’s wife.

 

  1. James Franklin “Jim” Austin – Oct. 30, 1862 – Feb. 20, 1925 was visiting from Georgia. Son of Jonothan Asbury Austin, brother of William Blevins “Weaver” Austin.

 

  1. Maude (Wilson) Austin – 1886 – Feb. 9, 1972. Wife of Dalton Ernest Austin.

 

  1. L. D. Austin – b. Mat. 6, 1909 son of Stephen Blevins “Blev” Austin. “Blev” also had a son named Keller.

 

  1. Stephen Blevins “Blev” Austin – Oct 24, 1866 – Sept12, 1932 son of James Scruggs Austin, and grandson of Hezekiah Daniel and Nancy Jane (Blevans) Austin.

 

  1. William Blevins “Weaver” Austin – May 16, 1855 – Mar. 2, 1948 was visiting from Georgia. Brother of “Jim” Austin and grandfather of Charles Edwin Austin.

 

  1. William Rhodes Austin – Dec. 17, 1846 – Oct. 20, 1930 son of Stephen Blevins Austin and great grandfather of Frances Louise (Price) Anderson.

 

  1. Elisabeth “Betty” Levisa (Tatum) Austin – Dec. 1, 1842 – Mar. 9, 1911. Wife of William Rhodes Austin and great grandmother of Frances Louise (Price Anderson.

 

  1. Gaines Blevins, son of Jonothan Blevins and great uncle of Iona “Onie” (Blevins) Austin.

 

  1. Julia May (Throop) Blevins 0 b. ca 1870, wife of Gaines Blevins.

 

  1. Benjamin McKenzie Wilkinson – b. Aug 14, 1893, eldest son of John Austin Wilkinson.

 

  1. Clinton Oscar “Clint” Austin – Nov 14, 1884 – Nov 2, 1965, son of Hezekiah Holman and Sarah Frances (Cannon) (Jones) Austin, (known as “Uncle Kiar” and “Aunst Fannie” to many people). Grandfather of Jack Dalton Reynolds.

 

  1. Sarah Ann “Sallie” (Bracken) Austin Feb. 6, 1877 – Sept 3, 1964. Mother of Cecil Ray, Vesta Eunice, Elsie Vernice, Clara Ola, Mary Myrtle, and Willie “Billye” Dora Austin. Wife of William Jefferson “Will” Austin.

 

  1. William Jefferson “Will” Austin – Sept. 29, 1873 – Dec 1, 1954, husband of “Sallie” father of Ray Vesta, Elsie, Clara, Myrtle, and “Billye” Austin.

  1. ed shull

    Is there Cherokee from Michael Lee Austin (1849) & wife Margeret Jane Burkhalter. How much if known. Their kid Judy Anna Austin (1879) Was my G-G’ma. Was told 100x’s she was 1/2 Cherokee since I was little. I knew her husband Omus Katrid Shuman (1874). Have more on Shuman if asked all the way across to late 1700′s.

  2. neva Jean (nee Blevins) Kusch

    I dont have a website,but I have the Bleving lineage all the way back Blevins Joanthan to 1700s My direct decendent.We hail from Mo,Ok,coming from Tn,Ky,And Va.I also have the Blythes,and Fields.Blythes back to the early 1700s and the Fields to 600 ad in England.My gfather was Burrell blevins,ggrandfather was Joseph.gfather Plesant and my dad was name James.I would very much like to hear from any of u….Sincerely Neva Jean Kusch




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