Anita, your Peter Austin is an uncle to my Peter Austin, 1847-1911. Your Peter's brother Silas Vanentine is my g-g-g grandfather. He is burried in Love Cemetery in St. Joe Arkansas. My Peter's son was William Silas, his son (my grandfather) was Jesse Austin, my father was Austin Joseph. I am Donald Carson Gates. My son is Austin Reid Gates and his son (my grandson) is Jesse Austin Gates.
If you find any good information on the Gates Family in Buncombe County NC, I would certainly appreciate your sharing.