Benjamin Austin & Mary Bradburn Gravesite
Located off Antioch Church Rd. Antioch Church can be seen in the background
New road [leading off Antioch Church Rd] that passes the cemetery
This gravesite has been preserved for future generations by Benjamin Austin's descendants.
A large boulder was placed on the gravesite in 2004. The stone was unearthed during the grading for a new road that
passes the graves of Benjamin and Polly. Small rocks were placed on the gravesite in June 2006.
1840 Burke Co Census Revolutionary Pensioners: Benjamin Austin age 81
The above two photos show the original grave markers that currently serve as foot markers.
Before adding rocks
Location of gravesite
Benjamin Dillery Austin
Benjamin Austin was the eldest son of Wm Austin and 2nd wife Ann Jones.
In 1782 Benjamin Austin settled in Burke Co, which is now the Antioch Church area of Alexander County.
Benjamin Austin's home was built about 1790. One large room of the original structure (right side of house) still remains intact (2006), although the house has been remodeled twice.
Photo from Alexander Co Historical Calendar provided by Susie Barkley
Six generations of of the Benjamin Austin family have lived in this house.
Benjamin Austin Elijah "Sharper Lige" Austin Elijah Tilman Ausitn Robert Sherman Austin Wayne Reid Austin
Children of Wayne & Ellen Austin Mrs Ellen Austin continues to live in this historical home(2006)
(Source: Benjamin Austin - Alexander County Heritage Bk- 1986 by Wayne R Austin)
For more information on the Austin family please visit:
William Austin Genealogy by James Austin
Benjamin Dillery Austin born 21 Jan 1760 MD died 1840 Burke Co NC. He married 1782 Burke Co NC, Mary “Polly” Bradburne, young widow of Isaac Bradburne. She died Mar 1837.
They had 6 children:
Mary Austin was born in 1783 Burke Co NC.
Benjamin Austin Jr. was born 1785 Burke Co NC. He died in 1789 Burke Co NC.
William Austin born 1785.
Catherine Austin born 1787.
Elijah Austin born 1792
Elijah Austin was born in 1792 in Burke Co NC. He married 7 Nov 1821 Cassandra Austin in Burke Co NC.
Elijah & Cassandra's 4th child was Elijah Tillman Austin.
Elijah Tillman Austin was born 17 Jul 1845 and died 19 Feb 1879 Alexander Co NC. He married Judith Brown.
Elijah Tillman & Judith's 2nd child was Robert Sherman Austin.
Robert Sherman Austin was born 24 Jan 1867 and died 2 Aug 1949 Alexander Co NC. He married 4 Oct 1896 Rebecca Louetta Reid born 14 Mar 1872 and died 17 Jul 1951 Alexander Co NC.
Robert & Rebecca's 8th child was Wayne Reid Austin.
Wayne Reid Austin was born 9 Oct 1911 and died 15 Nov 1992 Alexander Co NC. He married Ellen Hollar in 1934.
Digging for AUSTIN records, I located the following:
Burke Co NC Marriages
Groom Bride Date of Bond
Austin, Benjamin Austin, Mary Nov 1 1827 Samuel Austin Abner Payne
Austin, Benj Jr. Ellis, Sally G. Mar 17 1810 Charles Duncan Philip Austin
Austin, Eligah Payn, Temperance Aug 8 1809 Nathan Austin Philip Austin
Austin, Elijah Austin, Kisire Nov 7 1821 Samuel Austin James Allen
Austin, Merrit Booth, Lucinda Jun 9 1839 George W. Barn Jesse B. Own
Austin, Nathan Kagle, Milly Oct 31 1816 Moses Bently Philip Austin
Austin, William Bently, Margaret Dec 24 1812 Benjamin Austin Philip Austin
Alexander County Census Records
NOT a complete listing
Alexander County Census
Judith Austin age 48 widow head of house [Elijah Tillman Austin (Benjamn's
son) married Judith Brown]
Mary C Austin age 15
Robert S Austin age 13
Amanda K Austin age 7
# 3-3 # 22-22
Austin age 73 Elijah T Austin age 24 (Miller)
Juda age 38
Mary K age 4
S age 2
# 70-70 # 71-71
Mary age 75 Margaret
Austin age 75
Temperance Austin age 71
1870 Ellendale Twp
# 142-142 # 143-143
John Austin age 73 farmer William Austin age 30 farm labor
Rebecca age 63 keeping house Mary
age 25 keeping house
Mary A age 25 James P age 3
Martha R age 2
John C age 5mos
1860 Little River PO
Elijah Austin age 69
Azear Austin age
Austin age 61
Rebecca age 57
Mary age 22
J E (male) age 7
J N (male) age 22
C T (male) age 16
J B (male) age 3
W D (male) age 20
J B (male) age 13
A (fem) age 10
C (fem) age 9
1860 Witttenberg Twp
Isabel Austin age 57
Sam Austin age 69 Margaret
Austin age 66 J L Austin age 71
C F (male) age 10
Martha age 59
Jane age 60
B P (male) age 17
R Austin (male) age 17
J R V
(male) age 14
1860 Taylorsville PO
Wm Austin age 42
Nancy age 40
Mary age 18
Martha age 16
Sarah age 14
Mag age 12
Nancy age 8
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