Apollos Austin

31 March 1762–20 December 1842 (Age 80)
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Apollos

When Apollos Austin was born on 31 March 1762, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Caleb Austin, was 44 and his mother, Phebe King, was 33. He married Sarah Leonard on 18 April 1793. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Beekmantown, Clinton, New York, United States in 1820. He registered for military service in 1777. His occupation is listed as mercantile, banking, land & timber businesses w/bro. josiah. in Vermont, United States. He died on 20 December 1842, in Orwell, Addison, Vermont, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Orwell, Addison, Vermont, United States.

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Apollos Austin
Sarah Leonard
Marriage: 18 April 1793
Paulina Austin
Apollos Austin Jr.
Erasmus Darwin Austin
Gustave Apollos Austin
Charles Lee Austin

Spouse and Children

18 April 1793
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts


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World Events (8)


Age 14

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

Age 14

New York is the 11th state.
1783 · A Free America

Age 21

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

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 .

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

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  • Apollos Austin, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Apollos Austin, "United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872"
  • Apollos Austin, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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