Aaron Austin, farmer, P. O. Randolph, was born in Randolph Township, this county, February 22, 1829, the son of Bissell and Artemesia Austin, natives of New York. Bissell Austin was in the war of 1812, and immediately after that struggle he removed to and settled in this county. Here he and his wife died, aged fifty-five and eighty years respectively. Our subject was united in marriage, November 9, 1867, with Sarah Pendleton, born in Brimfield Township, this county, December 25, 1840, daughter of Hubbard and Betsey Pendleton, natives of Connecticut and Ohio respectively, and who settled in this county in a very early day, and here remained until their death, the father dying in 1857, the mother in 1844, Our subject, who has been engaged in farming all his life, has bought and sold considerable property and now owns eighteen acres improved land where he and his family reside. He has filled the office of Township Trustee with credit to himself and to the satisfaction of his constituents.
History of Portage County, Ohio, Warner, Beers & Co., Chicago, 1885