Silas Austin

Male18 March 1789–31 March 1844

Brief Life History of Silas

When Silas Austin was born on 18 March 1789, in Dracut, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, David Austin Sr., was 50 and his mother, Elizabeth Whittemore, was 36. He married Lydia Briggs on 7 February 1811, in Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He died on 31 March 1844, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Rockton, Winnebago, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Silas Austin
1789–1844
Lydia Briggs
1786–1860
Marriage: 7 February 1811
Henry Sewall Austin
1812–1892
Lydia Briggs Austin
1813–1813
Melissa Jane Austin
1814–1887
Elizabeth Austin
1818–
Hadassah Austin
1819–1880
Lydia Griggs Austin
1884–1972

Sources (7)

  • Silas Astens, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Silas Austin, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Silas Austin in entry for Hadassah_ Austin, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 February 1811Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1791

    Age 2

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    1791 · The Bill of Rights

    Age 2

    After the Constitution was made, some objections were raised by Anti-Federalists. So, in response ten amendments were discussed and voted on to become The Bill of Rights. These rights were made to clarify and guarantee certain freedoms of residents of the country.

    1804

    Age 15

    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

    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.

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