Uriah Austin

1711–1799 (Age 88)
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Uriah

When Uriah Austin was born on 25 December 1711, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Anthony Austin, was 43 and his mother, Abigail Holcomb, was 30. He married Abigail Case on 8 February 1742, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 28 December 1799, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Uriah Austin
1711–1799
Abigail Case
1715–1789
Marriage: 8 February 1742
Abigail Austin
1745–1783
Benajah Austin
1747–1779
Rhoda Austin
1751–1810
Uriah Austin
1757–1820

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
8 February 1742
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
children

(4)

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siblings

(14)

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World Events (4)

1776

Age 65

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

Age 65

"""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."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 70

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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)

  • Uriah Austin, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Jeremiah Austin in entry for Abigaill Case, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Jeremiah or Uriah Austin, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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