Samuel Austin

6 May 1721–
Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Samuel

When Samuel Austin was born on 6 May 1721, in Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Ebenezer Austin, was 58 and his mother, Rebecca Sprague, was 46. He married Mary Williams on 7 November 1746, in Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Austin
1721–
Mary Williams
1726–1768
Marriage: 7 November 1746
Martha Austin
1749–
Jonathan Williams Austin
1751–
Samuel Austin
1760–1847
Jonathan William Austin
1761–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 November 1746Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1776
    Age 55
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 55
    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
    1783 · A Free America
    Age 62
    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    Name Meaning

    English, French, and German: from the personal name Austin, from Latin Augustinus, a derivative of Augustus (see Augustin ). This was an extremely common personal name in every part of Western Europe during the Middle Ages, owing its popularity chiefly to Saint Augustine of Hippo (354–430), whose influence on Christianity is generally considered to be second only to that of Saint Paul. Various religious orders came to be formed following rules named in his honor, including the ‘Austin canons’, established in the 11th century, and the ‘Austin friars’, a mendicant order dating from the 13th century. The popularity of the personal name in England was further increased by the fact that it was borne by Saint Augustine of Canterbury (died c. 605), an Italian Benedictine monk known as ‘the Apostle of the English’, who brought Christianity to southern England in 597 and founded the see of Canterbury.English: variant of Aspden , with which this surname became confused.History: This was the name of a merchant family that became established in eastern MA in the 17th century, notably in Charlestown. Richard Austin came from England and landed at Boston in 1638, and his son Anthony was clerk of Suffield, CT, in 1674. The surname is very common in England as well as America; this Richard Austin was only one of a number of bearers who brought it to North America. — In 1821 Stephen F. Austin (1793–1836), born in Austinville VA, founded the first Anglo colony in TX.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Augustine
    Agostino
    Agoston
    Auston
    Augenstein
    Augustin
    Agustin
    Augustus
    Austen

    Sources (17)

    • Samuel Austin in entry for Jonathan William Austin, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Samuel Austin, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
    • Samuel Austin in entry for Martha Austin, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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