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Posted by: Linda Basham-Gilbert (ID *****7098) Date: October 13, 2002 at 08:06:09
In Reply to: Re: Austells of Alabama or South Carolina by Terrie Billuni of 47

Good morning. I'm sure we're all related based on information I recently received from my GrandMother's cousin, Vivian Powers Miller.

My Great-Grandmother was Rhoda Candis Georgia Austell. She was born in Paint Rock. She used Georgia as her given name. Her Father was Columbus Jeptha Austell (according to my Grandmother. He is listed in our geneology files as having been born on February 27, 1833. He died January 1, 1911 in Verden, Oklahoma. I have a picture of my Grandmother, Dovie Lavanus (Powers)[Evans]Mueller (she turned 90 in February), my Great Aunt Gladys Mae Powers Johnson (deceased), and my Great Grandmother, Georgia Austell (deceased), at his gravesite in Oklahoma.

The information I have is:
Columbus (Jeptha) married Mary Jane Riddle. She was born April 4, 1837 and died January 8, 1894 in Carlisle. Unk if that was AL or AR.

Columbus' brothers and sisters are listed:
John William Austell, b. June 20, 1864 - unk date of death in Alabama.
James Robert Austell, b. November 7, 1866 - d. April 17, 1948 in Grand Junction, CO.
Joseph Boston Peter Austell, b. October 5, 1876 - d. November 12, 1950 in Dallas, TX.
Ruben Edward Austell, b. October 30, 1878 - d. January 22, 1889 in Paint Rock, AL.
Mary Mellvine Pearlee (Austell) Shelton, b. May 28, 1869 - unk date of death or location.
Nancy Cliveindy "Nanny" (Austell) Sirratt, b. August 18, 1871 - d. September 11, 1897 in Carlisle, AL or AR.
Pollie Clementine Price (Austell) Lesley, b. April 16, 1874 - d. May 10, 1942 in Myrtle Springs, TX.
Henryettie (Austell) Sirratt, b. February 5, 1881 - d. January 28, 1948 in Dallas TX.

Additional notes:
Mary Mellvine Pearlee Austell married Hence Shelton
Nancy Cliveindy Austell married Bill Sirratt
Pollie Clementine Price Austell married unk first name Lesley
Henryettie Austell married Crate Sirratt

Georgia: b. October 1, 1883 in Paint Rock. Married John Henry Powers on January 29, 1899 in Groesbeck, Limestone County, TX. d. September 11, 1978 in Waco, TX.

Husband: John Henry Powers b. November 7, 1866 - d. October 13, 1949 in Waco, TX.

Children: All are deceased except Cecil and Dovie.

Joseph Walter Powers, Ethel Ettie (Powers) Talley Wyatt, Cecil Merlin Powers, Gladys Mae (Powers) Johnson, Dovie (Powers) Evans Mueller.

Dovie's children: Roy Gardner, died in infancy. Ruth Eleanor (Evans) Basham b. September 26, 1934 d. May 5, 1969 in Tucson, AZ. Ruth married Boyd Ray Basham Aug. 4, 1950.

Ruth's children: Ellen Ruth (Basham)Richardson b. 1952, Linda Basham-Gilbert b. 1953 (me), and David Ray Basham b. 1954.

I have additional family information available.

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