William R. Austin

18 October 1830–22 July 1877 (Age 46)
Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, United States

The Life of William R.

William R. Austin was born on 18 October 1830, in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, United States. He married Lucinda S. Tardy on 10 April 1856, in Clarke, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Clark, Greene, Mississippi, United States in 1860. He died on 22 July 1877, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, United States.

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William R. Austin
Lucinda S. Tardy
Marriage: 10 April 1856
Ann Elizabeth Austin
L. A. Austin

Spouse and Children


    Lucinda S. Tardy


10 April 1856
Clarke, Mississippi, United States


    Ann Elizabeth Austin


    L. A. Austin


World Events (8)

1831 · Dedication of Jackson County

Age 1

In August 1831, Latter-day Saint Sidney Rigdon dedicated Jackson County, Missouri, for the gathering place of Zion.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Age 16

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English, French, and German: from the personal name Austin, a vernacular form of Latin Augustinus, a derivative of Augustus . This was an extremely common personal name in every part of Western Europe during the Middle Ages, owing its popularity chiefly to St. Augustine of Hippo ( 354–430 ), whose influence on Christianity is generally considered to be second only to that of St. 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 St. Augustine of Canterbury ( died c.605 ), an Italian Benedictine monk known as ‘the Apostle of the English’, who brought Christianity to England in 597 and founded the see of Canterbury.2 German: from a reduced form of the personal name Augustin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • W R S Austin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • W S H Austin in entry for Charles H Austin and May Maree Stevens, "Louisiana Parish Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • William Smith Richard Austin in entry for William Gaines Austin, "Alabama, Friends of Magnolia Cemetery, Funeral Books, 1911-1965"

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