Gertrude B. Austin

Female1 March 1844–1853

Brief Life History of Gertrude B.

When Gertrude B. Austin was born on 1 March 1844, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Seneca Austin, was 45 and her mother, Julia Ann Burnett, was 31. She lived in Mill Creek Township, Hamilton, Ohio, United States in 1850. She died in 1853, at the age of 9.

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Family Time Line

Seneca Austin
1798–1880
Julia Ann Burnett
1812–1873
Edward Burnet Austin
1842–1910
Gertrude B. Austin
1844–1853
William Burnet Austin
1847–1903
Mary S. Austin
1849–1920
Calvin Austin
1853–1927
Austin
1856–1860

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  • Gertrude Austin in household of Seneca Austin, "United States Census, 1850"

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Siblings (6)

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World Events (2)

1846

Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 6

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

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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