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Letha Austin (1891-??) - Carter County, TN
Posted by: Josh Hanson (ID *****0291) Date: October 20, 2012 at 12:02:21
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My great-great grandmother Letha Austin was born on 2 Dec 1891 to William Henry Austin and Emily Rebecca Trivette. Siblings were Christopher Columbus Austin, Nancy A. Austin, Joseph W. Austin, and John H. Austin. She married Brownlow Clifford Potter of Carter County, TN in 1911 and had my great grandmother Grace Ellen Potter.

The story goes that shortly after Grace's birth, Letha developed some sort of mental problem and was put into a sanitarium (unknown location). Grace was then taken by her grandparents (Will & Becky Austin) and raised in Greenbrier County, WV.

I've not been about to find any other information about Letha. I thought I had found a Social Security Death Index record from Lynch Station, VA, but it appears to be for someone else. The Letha Austin in that SSDI record appears to be the same Letha Austin in the 1930 Campbell County, VA census who was listed as being African-American.

Does anyone have any leads for more information about my Letha?

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