Charles N. Austin, M. D.


Photo of Dr. Charles N. Austin submitted by Paul Huffman

CHARLES N. [Newton] AUSTIN, M. D. - was born in Augusta County, Virginia, March 16, 1832. His parents were both natives of that county, Alexander M. AUSTIN, born January 3, 1803, and Mary L. (HUNTER) AUSTIN, born October, 1808. At Jackson C. H., Jackson County, (then) Virginia, April 6, 1858, Dr. C. N. AUSTIN was united in marriage with Martha J. ARMSTRONG, who was born in Jackson County, January 13, 1839. Their children were nine, born: Mary K., December 30, 1858; Charles L., August 28, 1860; Virginia, June 6, 1865; James A., December 31, 1866; Annie R., December 19, 1868; Ernest L., January 20, 1871; Lyle A., April 1, 1874; Samuel C., January 10, 1878; Lorentz M., September 30, 1881. Charles L. is a practicing physician and makes his home in Pocahontas County, this State, and the other children are with their parents at Lewisburg. James ARMSTRONG, born in Preston County, (then) Virginia, died in Jackson County at the age of seventy-five years, was the father of Mrs. AUSTIN. Her mother, whose maiden name was Catharine WEAS, was born in Randolph County, now West Virginia. Charles N. AUSTIN was a graduate, class of 1856, from the Cleveland (Ohio) Medical College. During the war between the States he was in the Confederate service, first as lieutenant, then as surgeon. In 1864 he took up residence and entered into practice in Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, and that is still his residence and post office address.

Source: Hardesty, Henry H. Hardesty's Historical and Geographical
Encyclopedia. New York: H.H. Hardesty and Company, 1884.
Rpt. in West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia. Ed. Jim Comstock.
Richwood: Comstock, 1974.
Transcribed and submitted by Valerie Crook, 1998.

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