Biography of

Esther Alexander Austin


Born Abt 1754, Rockbridge, VA
Died 04 Mar 1815, Bedford, VA
Married Capt William Washington Austin, 1781
Children Born
Ann Austin 10 Mar 1758
Catherine Austin 1785
Peter Austin 15 Oct 1791
Alexander Austin 03 Sep 1784
William Washington Austin 26 Oct 1787
Charlotte Austin 05 Oct 1781
Esther Austin 25 May 1783
Susan Austin 1790
Archibald Austin 1789


Esther Beard died in 1769. The Rockbridge County History says that Robert Alexander died in 1787.


the founder of the first classical school in the Valley, was a brother of Captain Archibald Alexander, and preceded the latter to America and to the Valley. He married, in Pennsylvania, Esther Beard. His children wereŚ

1. William, who died in Rockbridge, in 1829, leaving children; 2; Robert, who lived in Campbell county, and was clerk of the county court for many years, being succeeded in office by his son, and he by his son, both called Jack Alexander; 3. Peter, who, it is believed, went to the West; 4. Hugh, who died unmarried; 5. James, who married Peggy Lyle, of Rockbridge, and removed to Greenbrier; and daughters, Ann, Esther, Ellen and Sally. The last-named was the second wife of Colonel John Wilson, of Bath county.