Lydia Austin

Brief Life History of Lydia

When Lydia Austin was born on 17 November 1757, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Caleb Austin, was 39 and her mother, Phebe King, was 29. She married William MacClure in 1808. She died on 14 June 1834, in McClure, Sanford, Broome, New York, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in McClure, Sanford, Broome, New York, United States.

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William MacClure
1726–1826
Lydia Austin
1757–1834
Marriage: 1808

Sources (4)

  • Lydia, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Lydia Austin MacClure, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Lydia Austin, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776

New York is the 11th state.

1781 · The First Constitution

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

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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