Melissa Jane Austin

24 August 1814–9 September 1887 (Age 73)
Jay, Franklin, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Melissa Jane

When Melissa Jane Austin was born on 24 August 1814, in Jay, Franklin, Maine, United States, her father, Silas Austin, was 25 and her mother, Lydia Briggs, was 27. She married William Carleton on 23 September 1840, in Winnebago, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 9 September 1887, in Port Townsend, Jefferson, Washington, United States, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

William Carleton
1802–
Melissa Jane Austin
1814–1887
Marriage: 23 September 1840
Harriet Elizabeth Carleton
1841–1928
Phoebe Abbott Carleton
1843–1908
William Edward Carlton
1850–1918

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 5
With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820
Age 6
Maine is the 23rd state.
1836 · Remember the Alamo
Age 22
Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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.

Possible Related Names

Augustus
Augustin
Agosti
Agoston
Agustin
Augenstein
Augustine
Augustyn
Austen
Auston
Autin
Costain
Hastings
Stein
Stien
Stine

Sources (3)

  • Melissa Jane Austin, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Melissa Austin in entry for Harriet Elizabeth Phillips, "Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960"
  • Melissa Jane Austin, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

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