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JASPER CALLAN AUSTIN

AUSTIN, JASPER CALLAN, merchant, lumberman, farmer and legislator, was born March 9, 1876, at Rising Fawn, Dade County, Georgia; son of Henry Daniel and Rebecca (Burkhalter) Austin, the former a farmer and stock raiser; grandson of Jonathan A. and Elisabeth (Henry) Austin, the latter a direct descendant of Patrick Henry, and of D. Branson Burkhalter and wife, a Miss Newman, of Flat Rock and Dear Head Cave; great-grandson of John A. Austin, a soldier in the Revolutionary War.

Mr. Austin was educated in the common schools of Flat Rock; Bridgeport Training School; and at Pisgah Male and Female College.

He is a merchant, lumberman, farmer; was justice of the peace 1911 to 1915; elected to the house of representatives of 1919, from Jackson County; local chairman liberty loan and war savings thrift stamps committees during the World War; chairman board of trustees Flat Rock High School. He is a Democrat; Methodist; and an Odd Fellow.

Married:
June 24, 1909, at Crossville, to Lola B., daughter of J. C. and Zemili (Morton) Crump, of Boaz.

Children:
1. Edward C.;
2. Annie Ruth;
3. Jasper Leon.

Residence: Flat Rock.



Source: History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, by Thomas McAdory Owen, LL. D., Volume III,
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, 1921







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