Archibald Austin (1772-1837) was born in Buckingham County, Virginia. He practiced law in Buckingham County until being elected as a member of the Virginia State House of Delegates, 1815-1816, 1835-1837. He served as a Democrat to the fifteenth Congress, 1817-1819 and also as a presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1832 and 1836. He and his wife, Grace R. (Booker) Austin had several children including the following: James M. Austin, John Austin, Bernard Austin, Martha E. (Austin) Twyman, Grace Austin and Frances (Austin) Wright. Archibald Austin's son-in-law, Doctor Iverson Lewis Twyman (1810-1864) married first, Mary Lavinia Horsley and second, Martha E. Austin. Their children were Iverson Lewis Twyman, Jr. (1849-1921); John Austin Twyman, Superintendent of Schools in Buckingham County; Samuel Rogers Twyman; Augusta Giles Twyman and Mabel Booker Twyman. James Madison Spiller was the father-in-law of Iverson Lewis Twyman, Jr.
Materials in the Special Collections Research Center
- Austin-Twyman Family in SCRC Database
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