Austin

about 1824–
Jefferson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Austin

When Austin was born about 1824, in Jefferson, Tennessee, United States, her father, Joseph Austen, was 28 and her mother, Alice Curry, was 30.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Austen
1796–1838
Alice Curry
1794–1859
Mary Austin
1818–1848
Austin
1820–
Austin
1822–
Austin
1824–
Austin
1826–
Austin
1828–
Austin
1830–
Rebecca Austin
1821–1903

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Mary Austin

    Female1818–1848Female

    Female1820–Female

    Female1821–1903Female

    Male1822–Male

    Female1824–Female

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World Events (3)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 6

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 11

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

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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