Caleb Austin

1718–1792 (Age 74)
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Caleb

When Caleb Austin was born on 6 February 1718, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Anthony Austin, was 49 and his mother, Abigail Holcomb, was 36. He married Phebe King on 14 November 1751, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 9 May 1792, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Caleb Austin
1718–1792
Phebe King
1728–1820
Marriage: 14 November 1751
Phebe Austin
1752–1810
Austin
1754–1754
Paulina Austin
1755–1825
Lydia Austin
1757–1834
Caleb Austin
1759–
Apollos Austin
1762–1842
Gustavus Austin
1764–1855
Josiah Austin
1768–1819
Seth Austin
1772–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
14 November 1751
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
children

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siblings

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World Events (2)

1776

Age 58

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 63

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Story Highlight

I. Julius A. C. Austin Ancestors

Julius Augustus Ceasar Austin, the subject of this sketch, descended from a long line of hardy New Englanders. Richard Austin and his wife, Elizabeth "Betsy", with their two sons, Richard and Anthony, …

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Sources (3)

  • Caleb Austin, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Caleb Austin in entry for Phebe King, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Caleb in entry for Caleb Austin, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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