Bio: Austin, Edward John / aka John Edward (1841 - ?)

Contact: Stan


Surnames: Austin, Smith, Roscoe, Westfall, Cleavens


----Sources: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin


Edward J. Austin (1841 -

EDWARD J. AUSTIN, carpenter and builder, Merrillan, was born Feb. 6, 1841 (Springfield, Penobscot, Maine). Came to Wisconsin with his parents in 1858 where they settled in Manitowoc County, where he remained until 1861, when he enlisted in Co. G, 14th Wis. V. I., served for four years and four months, during which time he was promoted to captain by the recommendation of Gen. A. J. Smith, of Wisconsin, for his bravery, shown at Nashville, Tenn. After the war, came back to Wisconsin and settled at Black River Falls, Jackson Co., where he worked at his trade, that of carpentering, and which he has followed ever since; came to Merrillan in 1872. Has held the offices of Town and School Clerk, and is a member of the l. O. O. F. Merrillan Lodge, No. 246, has been a member of the Good Templars for twenty-five years. Was married in 1865 to Miss Sarah M. Roscoe; she was born in New York in 1842, and by whom he has three children living—Eva May, Birdie M. and Edna J.

Family Notes

Edward John Austin was born 6 Feb 1841, the son of John Bailey Austin (b. 1815?) and Orelia Cleavens (2 Jan 1822 - 16 Dec 1895). 

Children of John Bailey & Orelia (Cleavens) Austin

Eliza Austin (Abt 1839 - )
John Edward Austin (Abt 1841 - )
Ernestine Austin (Abt 1843 - )
Ezra B. Austin (Abt 1845 - )
Winfield S. Austin (Abt 1847 - )
Arabella Austin (Abt 1848 - )
Adeline Austin (9 DEC 1851 - )
Adaliza A. Austin (16 DEC 1853 - )
Emma Austin (31 DEC 1854 - )
Clara Austin (Abt 1859 - )
Edith Austin (Abt 1862 - )

1850 Federal Census, U.S. Federal Census for Springfield, Penobscot Co., Maine

John B. Austin 35 Maine

Orelia 28 ME, Eliza 11 Maine

John E. 9 ME

Ernestine 7 Maine
Ezra R. 5 Maine

Winfield S. 3 Maine

Arabella 1 Maine

1860 Federal Census, for Rantoul, Calumet Co., Wisconsin


John B. Austin 45 Maine, farmer, estate: $500, personal: $300

Orilla 38 Maine

Eliza 21 Maine

John 19 Maine

Ernestine 17 Maine
Israel/Ezra 15 Maine

Winfield 13 Maine

Arabella 11 Maine

Adeline 10 Maine

Emma 8 Maine

Clara 1 Wisconsin


1870 Federal Census, Garden Valley, Jackson Co., Wisconsin, United States


John B Austin
estimated birth year: 1816
gender: Male
age in 1870: 54y
color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, indian): White
birthplace: Maine
home in 1870:
Household Gender Age Birthplace
John B Austin M 54y Maine
Orilla Austin F 49y Maine
Winfield Austin M 23y Maine
Ada Austin F 19y Maine
Emma Austin F 17y Maine
Clara Austin F 11y Wisconsin
Edith Austin F 8y Wisconsin

1880 Federal Census, Alma, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 273

E. J. Austin, white, American married male
occupation : Cabinet Maker
father's birthplace : Maine, United States
mother's birthplace : Maine, United States

Household Members
self E. J. Austin M 38 Maine, United States
wife Sarah M. Austin F 36 New York, United States
daughter Eva M. Austin F 13 (1867) Wisconsin, United States
daughter Birdie M. Austin F 11 Wisconsin, United States
daughter Edna Austin F 6 Wisconsin, United States

1900 Federal Census, ED 42 Alma town, east side Merillan village, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 6


E. J. Austin, white, married male
father's birthplace: Maine
mother's birthplace: Maine
years married: 11
estimated marriage year: 1889
page: 6

Household Members
head E J Austin M 58 (Feb 1842) Maine
wife Mary Austin F 32 (Sep 1868) Wisconsin
stepson Archy Austin M 10 (Aug 1890) Wisconsin
stepson Harry Austin M 8 (Jan 1892) Wisconsin


1910 Federal Census, Merrillan, Jackson, Wisconsin, pg. 8, family 35


Edward J Austin, white, married male
father's birthplace: Maine
mother's birthplace: Maine

Household Members
self Edward J Austin M 69y Maine
wife Mary Austin F 41y Wisconsin
son Harry Austin M 17y Wisconsin
son Edward Austin M 9y Wisconsin


Wisconsin Death Records


Sarah M. Austin
gender: Female
burial place: Merrillan, Jackson, Wisc.
death date: 1897
death place: Merrillan, Jackson, Wisconsin
birthplace: Wisconsin
occupation: Housewife
race: White
father's name: Russel Roscoe
mother's name: Mary Westfall
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