Brownsville Roots
The Short &
Austin Families
1813 To Present Day
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"We are the chosen.  In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors; to put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family their story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.  Genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts; instead, it is breathing life into all who have gone before.  We are the story tellers of the tribe.  All tribes have one.  We have been called as if it were in our genes.  Those who have gone before cry out to us:  Tell our story, and so we do.   In them we find ourselves."

- Author Unknown
       Site created by Lamont L. Beauregard, the great-great grandson of Silla Short, the great grandson of John & Lula Austin.
In Them We Find Ourselves
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        Joseph Austin
     Inez Austin