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J. C. Austin
Born 1827
J. C. AUSTIN, farmer, Hale Twp., Sec. 10; P.O. Hale Village; born in Orange Co., Vt., in 1827, and, in 1836, came to Kane Co., Ill., and remained there until 1854, when he came to Iowa and entered 600 acres, and now owns 400 acres, on which he has made all of the improvements. He has been Road Supervisor and Justice of the Peace. Enlisted in August, 1862, and was elected Captain of Co. G, 31st I.V.I.; mustered out in February, 1863, on account of disability. His wife, Helen M. Thurston, was born in Genesee Co., N.Y., in 1832; came to Illinois and was married, in 1851, at Dundee, Ill.; they have three children—Frank E., agent of the C.M.&St.P.R.R., at Hale; Edmond F., merchant at Olin; George T., attending the farm with his father. In politics, Republican; in religion, liberal.

Source: From History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 637.


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