A Guide to the J. Walker Austin Papers, 1803, 1822-1869, 1881
J. Walker Austin (1803-1881), realtor, financier, and proprietor, and his wife Euphemia McKinney moved from Missouri to Texas in 1857, along with his daughter, Sallie Ann, and her husband, Archibald J. Rose, known for his efforts with the Texas State Grange. Austin lived and worked in Travis County from 1857 through 1858, and Bastrop County from 1858 through 1860, before settling in San Saba County.
Source: Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Rose, Archibald Johnson," http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/RR/fro70.html (accessed June 30, 2010).
"Euphemia McKinney Austin." Find a Grave. Accessed February 17, 2012. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=32127640.
Composed of correspondence, deeds, notes, bills, and tax receipts, the J. Walker Austin Papers, 1803, 1822-1869, 1881, chronicle the life and career of Austin. The papers consist of documents relating to both J. Walker Austin and the McKinney family, including a Confederate soldier’s discharge.
This collection is open for research use.
J. Walker Austin Papers, 1803, 1822-1869, 1881, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Barbara Dilts, October 1978. Subsequent revisions were made by Sara Clark, April 1984.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers