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Austin Family Bible Records

(Many thanks to Joe Newcomb, who sent me a copy of this)

From the Natchez Trace Traveler, Vol. 12, No.2, May 1992.

The following records were hand copied from a Bible in the possession of the late Grace Paulk (Mrs. Goodwin) YOUNG. The Bible was published by Kimber and Sharples in 1826. Its present location is not known.

James B. CraddockMartha Austin was married Dec. 21, 1848

Martha Young daughter of Jesse Young and Elizabeth his wife was born November the 15th, 1791

John Austin, son of Stephen Austin and Dorcas, his wife was born August the 23rd 1789

Jesse Y. Austin, son of John Austin & Martha his wife was November the 2 day 1819

Robert Austin, son of John Austin & Martha his wife was born Dec. 28th 1822

Rachel Austin daughter of John Austin & Martha his wife was born Dec. 28 1822

Martha Austin, daughter of John Austin & Martha his wife was born March the 18th 1833

Dorcas Austin departed this life April 12, 1836

Daniel Shipman departed this life 1838 (or 1835)

Elizabeth Shipman departed this life March about the 15th 1858

John Austin departed this life Dec. 9th 1872

Martha Austin departed this life July 13th 1875

Martha Cradock departed this life Aug the 1st 1879


My mother's paternal grandfather was Walter Shipman. Walter was the grandson of Wilson Shipman, who was the son of Daniel and Elizabeth Shipman. Elizabeth was the daughter of Stephen and Dorcas Austin.