Austin, James B
Austin, James B., a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Surrey County, N. C., Aug. 16, 1806. He experienced religion at the age of ten; received license to exhort in 1824, to preach in 1826, and in 1828 was admitted into the Ohio Conference. He became a supernumerary in 1848, in 1853 retired from active service, and, finally settled at Logan, O. where he died, Sept. 27, 1857. Mr. Austin was a plain, practical man, uniform in piety, and an earnest, devout minister. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1858, p. 294; Simpson, Cyclop. of Methodism, s.v.