Austin was born in APR 1836 in Georgia, the son of unknown parents.
He died on 22 MAY 1915 in Benton County, Arkansas.
His wife was Martha J. Woods, who he married on 15 SEP 1867 in Benton County, Arkansas. Their six known children were Edward T (1869-1954), James H (1870-1946), Mary Elizabeth (1875-1903), Laura J. (1879-1958), Nettie (c1882-1901) and William Henry (c1886-1894).
|Death||22 MAY 1915||
|Census||16 JUL 1860||
|Census||11 JUN 1870||
|Census||14 JUN 1880||
|Census||27 JUN 1900||
|See Note 1|
|Other Event||FROM 1861 TO 1865||
In 1871 Capt. Austin Kimsey Etris purchased 40 acres of land (NW1/4 of SE1/4 of Section 30, Township 20N, Range 29W) located about three miles north of Rogers by way of the Old Wire Road, and one-half mile west of the Pleasant Hill Church.
After Mr. Etris acquired the above land, he established a cemetery in the southwest corner of the 40 acres. It became a beautiful spot with iris and flowering shrubs around the graves. There were about twenty-five graves, some marked with tombs and others with just brown sandstones. Most of the graves were of the Etris family, but he did permit some of his neighbors to make burials there.
After Mr. Etris died in 1915, the family sold the farm to another family - I have been told to a Mr. Degree. In 1929, my family came here from Oklahoma and purchased this land; and for the forty years my family owned this land, the Etris family came many times to visit the cemetery, usually on Memorial Day.
My family sold this forty acres to the City of Rogers for the Rogers Municipal Airport, the last parcel being sold in 1973. The Cemetery no longer exists since it was bulldozed out when the airport was built. The stones cannot be found for reading, but in our effort to preserve all the cemetery records of Benton County, we can furnish the following:
This information was secured from several sources: Mrs. Sadie Etris Hayes, Donald Etris, Bryant Funeral Home Records of Rogers, other Benton County and historical records, my parents, R.W. and Jessie M. (Fimple) Davis, and my own personal memory.
/S/ Mavis (Davis) Carden
Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society
findagrave MEMORIAL ID 21374671