William L. Astin

9 January 1792–14 January 1843 (Age 51)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of William L.

When William L. Astin was born on 9 January 1792, in South Carolina, United States, his father, Robert Aston, was 27 and his mother, Susannah Mapp, was 23. He married Sarah Parish on 24 May 1814, in Greene, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons. He registered for military service in 1812. He died on 14 January 1843, in Coweta, Georgia, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Palmetto, Fulton, Georgia, United States.

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William L. Astin
Sarah Parish
Marriage: 24 May 1814
James Parrish Astin
Joel Henry Astin
John M. Astin
Robert J. Astin
William Jabry Astin
Joseph Hillman Astin
Samuel F Astin

Spouse and Children

24 May 1814
Greene, Georgia, United States


    James Parrish Astin


    John M. Astin


    Robert J. Astin


    Joel Henry Astin



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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1795 · Yazoo Land Fraud

Age 3

As Georgia had been weakened during the Revolutionary War, it was unable to defend its Yazoo lands, or land west of the Yazoo River. Thirty-five million acres were sold to four companies for $500,000 as Governor George Mathews signed the Yazoo Act on January 7, 1795. Angry Georgians protested in the streets as they felt bribery and corruption were involved and the sale was far below market value. The legislation tried to rescind the Yazoo Act, but much of the land had been sold to third parties. The issue made its way to the United States Supreme Court and it was determined that rescinding the law was an unconstitutional infringement on a legal contract. The government took full possession of the territory by 1814 and awarded its claimants over $4,000,000.

Age 16

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English: from a reduced form of the Anglo-Norman French personal name Asketin, a diminutive of Old Norse Ásketill, composed of the elements áss ‘god’ + ketill ‘kettle’, ‘helmet’ ( see Haskell , Askin ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • William L Aston, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Wm L Aston, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • William L. Aston, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"

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