Jeremiah Austill (1794-1879) was one of 11 militiamen accompanying U.S. Army Captain Samuel Dale during the Canoe Fight, a skirmish of the Creek War of 1813-14 that took place in Clarke County in November 1813. After the war, Austill remained in southwestern Alabama as a merchant, planter, county court clerk, and state legislator.
Jeremiah Austill brought his young bride Martha to Burnt Corn. He lost her only a few years later when, while sitting on a fence
rail, she was startled by a small group of Indians and fell, hitting her head. She died later and Jeremiah buried her behind their home