PatronPATRON + A treasured find, the actual words of Jeremiah Austill who was born in 1794 December 15, 2020 November 17, 2020by Donna R Causey To view this content, you must be a member of Alabama Pioneers Patrons's Patreon at $2 or more Unlock with PatreonAlready a qualifying Patreon member? Refresh to access this content. Tags: 1800'sAlabama historyCLARKE COUNTY
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Jeremiah Austill first married Martha Hayes, a (very) distant cousin of mine, in either Conecuh or Monroe County Mar 9, 1819. She died Nov 1, 1820 from a fall off a fence after seeing an Indian in the area. The related Hayes and Oliver families came to Conecuh in 1819.
I had an ancestor, Burwell Stinson, who was there.
Enjoyed reading this first hand observation. Thank you for sharing!
Enjoyed this first hand observation. Thank you for sharing.
I’m glad you enjoyed. We love discovering these treasures.
I REALLY ENJOYED THIS CONNECTION TO NORTH ALABAMA AND THE MUSCLE SHOALS AREA. THANKS! WHEN WILL PART 2 COME OUT?
Marian Patrick Titlestad share with your friend Evan
Paul Tapia, share with Jere Austill Crabtree.
Loved reading this. Thank you. I try to imagine Alabama back then . What it must have been like where I used to live. Thanks
Great story. There are many re: his exploits among the Indians.
Great story…we live a rocks throw from Pendleton S.C.
Very interesting. Great read! Thanks.
Austill claimed that he and his family were on their way through the Creek Nation to Montgomery when they were stopped in Wetumpka in 1810. Montgomery was not founded until 1817, and was not named Montgomery until 1819. It was, unfortunately, not unusual for these larger-than-life frontier characters to pad their resumes with fabrications. Even when reading first person accounts of history, it is a good thing to double check their claims against other available information. Ironically, Austill was one of those people whose known exploits really didn’t require embellishment to be impressive.
He should have not tried to inforce gun control. It was the creek nation, creek law and creeks defending their family.