Deborah Austin

1721–1802 (Age 80)
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Deborah

When Deborah Austin was born on 17 December 1721, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Anthony Austin, was 53 and her mother, Abigail Holcomb, was 40. She married Simeon Hathaway on 11 November 1742, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 16 January 1802, in Bennington, Vermont, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Old Bennington Cemetery, Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, United States.

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Deborah Austin
Simeon Hathaway
Marriage: 11 November 1742
Deborah Hathaway
Simeon Hathaway
Shadrach Hathaway
Lucy Hathaway
Levi Hathaway
Abraham Hathaway
Alfred Hathaway
Elizabeth "Betsey" Hathaway
Erastus Hathaway
Joshua Hathaway
Nathan Hathaway
Baron Silas Hathaway
Hannah Hathaway

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11 November 1742
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America


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Age 55

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 55

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 65

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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.

Sources (3)

  • Deborah Austin in entry for Simeon Halloway or Hathaway, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Deborah Ausby or Austin, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Deborah Austin, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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