The Heritage of Daniel Haston


Pleasant Austin
Son of John, Sr. and Catherine Haston Austin

Pleasant Austin, a prosperous agriculturist of the Second District, was born September 8, 1820, on the farm upon which he new resides. His parents were John and Catherine (Haston) Austin. The father was born January 6, 1779, in Virginia, of English origin. He immigrated to Tennessee at a very early day, where he died February 28, 1858. The mother is thought to have been of Dutch descent. She was a native of Tennessee and her entire life was passed in the State. Our subject was brought up on the farm, and educated in the school of the vicinity. After attaining his majority he purchased land in the county and farmed about six years. At his father's death he bought the homestead and moved to it, where he has since resided. He is a substantial, honorable and worthy citizen. He is interested in the advancement of education and all beneficial enterprises. He is a Democrat. September 14, 1852, he was united in marriage to Mary E., daughter of Bluford and Sarah (Yates) Warren. The father was raised in Halifax, N. C., and the mother in Halifax, Va. The grandfather Yates lived to the unusual age of one hundred and twelve years. Mrs. Austin was born October 15, 1825, in Tennessee, and is the mother of John W., William Bluford, Robert S., Sarah Alice (wife of Norman Gist, who resides near Sparta), Flora C. (wife of Lewis Akins), James Mc. and Frank P.

Source: Goodspeed's History of White County, Tennessee (Chicago and Nashville: The Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1887)

Note:  Pleasant Austin is buried at the Old Union Cemetery in southern Hickory Valley of White County, TN.