John, Ann and Barbara Austin of Pevensey, Sussex and USA
John Austin, b. 1779 at East Grinstead, Sussex, d. circa 1825 at USA
+Ann (--?--), b. 1775, d. 2 Feb 1811 at Pevensey, Sussex
├── John Austin, b. 23 Jan 1801 at Sussex, d. circa 1825 at USA
├── Sarah Austin, b. 13 Nov 1803 at Sussex
├── Caroline Austin, b. 10 Feb 1808 at Sussex, d. 15 Jan 1882 at USA
└── Elizabeth Austin, b. 12 Feb 1811 at Pevensey, Sussex
+Barbara Elphick, b. circa 1781 at Sussex, m. 31 Mar 1812
├── Charlotte Austin, b. 19 Apr 1812 at Pevensey, Sussex, d. 19 Dec 1870 at Richland, IL, USA
│ +(--?--) Schroeder
├── William Henry Austin, b. 9 May 1814 at Pevensey, Sussex, d. 1880 at TX, USA
│ +Margaret Catherine (--?--)
│ ├── Sarah Elizabeth Austin, b. 1835 at Ohio, d. at Texas
│ ├── Alfred Austin, b. 1839 at Ohio, d. 15 Feb 1862
│ ├── John Young Austin, b. 17 May 1841 at OH, USA, d. 15 Jan 1896 at TX, USA
│ ├── Mary B Austin, b. 23 Aug 1843 at Ohio, d. 25 Nov 1905 at Richland, IL, USA
│ ├── George Austin, b. Oct 1846 at Ohio, d. 30 Jul 1903 at Denton, Texas
│ ├── William Austin, b. 1849 at Ohio
│ ├── Charlotte Austin, b. 9 Oct 1851 at Ohio, d. 11 Oct 1908 at Wise, TX, USA
│ └── Seymour Addison Austin, b. 20 Nov 1852 at Ohio, d. 5 Jun 1925 at Willow, Oklahoma
├── George Henry Austin, b. 4 Jun 1816 at Pevensey, Sussex, d. 1880 at Cook, TX, USA
└── Mary Austin, b. 4 Jan 1822 at PA, USA
Printed on: 22 Aug 2014
This tree is partly speculative. John Austin and his wife Barbara had children in Pevensey before emigrating to Pennsylvania, USA. There were other children in their care as well, John, Caroline, Sarah and Elizabeth. From Caroline's headstone giving her birth date, baptismal dates for John, Sarah and Caroline with their parents, John Austin and Ann have been found in Battle. The link is probable but not proven.
An Ann Austin was buried in Pevensey in 1811. A marriage between widower John Austin and widow Barbara Elphick occurred in Lewes in 1812. A Barbara Elphick was baptised in Willingdon in 1781. The connection looks plausible but is circumstantial.
John's birth to Henry and Elizabeth Austen at East Grinstead is also speculative, yet feasible.
A DNA match has been found to the family of Ambrose Austen (b 1757), of Marden and Ohio in the USA. Ambrose's father is Thomas of Yalding, Kent (d 1802) and we know that he had a nephew John in Penshurst. There is also a match with another austin family connected with Kenardington in Kent.
The search for the link continues.