Austin, Henry Jr: Fourth Generation in America
The following data is extracted from The ABC Family Chronicles.
Like father, like son, Henry Jr. became a military man. At the age of seventeen he enlisted in the First Virginia Regiment as a drummer and fifer. He continued serving through November 1779 in the Tenth Virginia Regiment also as a drummer and fifer. After the war, he met Nancy Ann Watts, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Durrett Watts. Her father Jacob likewise served in the War of the Rebellion. Henry and Nancy were married 2 January 1788 in Albemarle County, Virginia. They had twelve children before Henry died in October or November 1809.
"(Nancy) Ann Watts died leaving a will dated 12 March 1821 and recorded in Albemarle County, Virginia, 3 Dec. 1821. She married 2 January 1788, Albemarle Co*, Va., Henry Austin who died before 6 Nov. 1809. The estates of Henry and Ann Austin were both settled 7 April 1823, with total value of $2521.26j. By her will Ann made certain bequests and the balance was divided into twelve parts to Eli Austin, Sarah White, David Austin, Betsey Goodall, Garrett Austin, Willis Austin, Mildred Wood, Durrett Austin, Walker Austin, Caroline Austin, Ann Austin, and Henry Austin, her children." (p. 98 "Durrett Family" by Mrs. Bert Harter. Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 16 #2, 1972.)
Albemarle County Will Book #7, p. 152.
DAR Records National # 236801
Crozier's Va. Col. Militia
1782-87, 1810, 1820 Census of Albemarle Co., Va.
Families of Orange Co., Va. Vol. III, p. 24.
History of Albemarle Co., Va.
Revolutionary Pay Pay Vouchers
Source: The ABC Family Chronicles