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1890 Bertha Austin Cottrell signed Photo, Charlottesville Albemarle VA


#779 Austin, Cottrell African American Genealogy:

On reverse: "Bertha Austin, 724 Estes St." is handwritten in old period pencil. (Estes Street is in Charlottesville, Virginia, where this photo was taken) Photo type: 1890's Small format Dry Mount Photograph. Photographer: Holsinger at University Studio, Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia (known to be prolific photographer Rufus W. Holsinger or Rufus Holsinger 1866–1930, of which more than 9,000 of his photographic plates are archived at the University of Virginia)

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
LuBertha Cottrell 1878–1957 (Lu Bertha Cottrell, Bertha Cottrill)
Born in Albemarle County, Virginia
Died in Dinwiddie, Dinwiddie County, Virginia
Her Father: Granville Cottrell 1822–1913
Her Mother: Georgeanna Williams 1842–1913 (Georgianna Williams)
Her Siblings:
Charles William C.W. Cottrell 1864–1931
Jerry Cottrell born 1866
Granville Cottrill Jr. 1870–1938
Delphia Cottrell 1871–1872
Nathaniel Randolph Cottrell 1875–1937
James P. Cottrell 1879–1917
George L. Washington Garfield Cottrell 1880–1959
Molly Cottrell 1882–1887
John Cleveland Cottrell 1884–1965
Her Half Siblings
Horace Cottrell 1847–1932
Margaret Cottrell born 1852
Augustine Cottrell born 1854
Lucy Ann Cottrell 1855–1931

Her Spouse
Charles Hampton Austin 1882–1947
Her children:
James Henry Austin 1905–1947
Mary Austin 1915–1992

Bertha Austin in the 1910 United States Federal Census
Age in 1910: 32
Birth Year: abt 1878
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1910: Charlottesville, Ward 4, Virginia
Street: Nalls Street
Race: Black (African American)
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Charles Austin
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Native Tongue: English
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Years Married: 7
Number of Children Born: 6
Number of Children Living: 1
Household Age Birthplace
Charles Austin 32
Bertha Austin 32
James H Austin 5

Bertha Austin in the United States Census 1930
Event Place: Charlottesville, Virginia
Age: 48
Marital Status: Married
Race: Negro
Relationship to Head of Household Wife
Birth Year (Estimated): 1882
Birthplace: Virginia
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Charles Austin, Head M 49 Virginia (Occupation: RR Railroad Yard Man)
Bertha Austin, Wife F 48 Virginia
James Austin, Son M 23 Virginia
Mary Austin, Daughter F 15 Virginia
Frazia Clegg, Roomer M 30 Virginia
George Clinton, Roomer M 31 Virginia
William Brown, Roomer M 38 Virginia

Charles Hampton Austin in Virginia Death Records 1912-2014
Race: Black
Age at Death: 65
Birth Date: 12 Apr 1882
Death Date: 5 Sep 1947
Death Place: Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 9 Sep 1947
Father: Federick Austin
Mother: Mary Kemp Austin
Spouse: Bertha Austin

Charles Hampton Austin
Birth: Apr. 12, 1882 Nelson County, Virginia
Death: Sep. 5, 1947 Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia
Son of Frederick Austin & Mary Kemp Austin
Husband of Bertha Austin
Buried at Lincoln Cemetery, Hydraulic, Albemarle County, Virginia

Young Bertha wears a beautiful striped dress, and appears to be 16-18 years old. This photo was found in Hampshire County Massachusetts. She may have some New England ties. Her father is also known as Granville Cattrell, Granville Cottrill, or Granville Cottrille in census records, born in 1822. This is a wonderful signed photograph of a beautiful young girl with African American roots. We wish she could talk, would love to hear her story. A rare piece. We constantly search for signed 19th c. African American material, which is hard to come by. It is assumed this family has southern American Slavery and Civil War roots.

Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy        Note: The original is sold, but you may still purchase large, detailed and intimate 300 dpi high resolution scans of front and back, sent immediately via email. Please check our site carefully, as many may be related to each other that we are unaware of. Click scan to place in your cart. Thank you, enjoy! ~debra (please also join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. contact info on top bar)

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