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Name:Samuel Hunter Austin
Affiliation:Class of 1861
Biography & Genealogy:Born- March 18, 1840 Augusta Co. Va. Father- Dr. Samuel McClanahan Austin; Mother- Mary Hunter. Pat. Grandfather- Morris Austin; Pat. Grandmother- Letitia McClanahan; Mat. Grandfather- Samuel Hunter; Mat. Grandmother- Sarah Dalhouse. Married- Mary Copland McPherson, daughter of Col. Joseph McPherson. Children- 1-Amanda Austin Byrne, who married W.E.R. Byrne; 2-Mary Alexander Austin Caperton, who married W. Caston Caperton; 3-Addie Lewis Auston Pugh, who married John D. Pugh; 4-Samuel McPherson Austin, who married Mary Pole; 5- Charlie Virginia Austin Mann, who married D. Meade Mann; 6- Earle Harris Austin, who married Alliene Brown; 7- Hale Blanche Austin Caperton, who married G.H. Caperton, Jr. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Aug. 16, 1856; Dismissed- Feb. 26, 1857 for excessive demerits. Graduated from the Richmond Medical College ca. 1860 Civil War Service: Enlisted for Confederate Service July 1861; Private in Co. B. of 22nd Virginia Cavalry Regiment; Elected 2nd Lieut. Sept. 1861; Promoted to 1st Lieut. May 23, 1862; Resigned Jan. 5, 1863; Was a contract surgeon for Lewisburg (WV) and Wytheville, Va. Careers: School Official; physician in Lewisburg, WV; Surgeon for the WV National Guard. Died: Nov. 16, 1926 in Charleston, WV
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