Harriet Orilla Austin

3 February 1820–24 May 1891 (Age 71)
Bennington, Wyoming, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Harriet Orilla

When Harriet Orilla Austin was born on 3 February 1820, in Bennington, Wyoming, New York, United States, her father, Robert Robinson Austin, was 26 and her mother, Harriet Rhodes, was 19. She married Myrtillo Shaw Sr. on 17 September 1839, in Vermontville, Franklin, Franklin, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1848 and lived in Weber, Utah, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 24 May 1891, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Myrtillo Shaw Sr.
Harriet Orilla Austin
Marriage: 17 September 1839
Francis Shaw
Harriet Orrilla Shaw
Robert R. Shaw
Polly Mariah Shaw
John Shaw
James Henry Shaw
Pamelia Shaw
Jedediah Morgan Shaw
Myrtillo Shaw Jr
Wilbur Shaw
Welcome Austin Shaw
Crandal Shaw

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 September 1839Vermontville, Franklin, Franklin, New York, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 5
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    Age 26
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    History of Myrtillo and Harriet Orilla Austin Shaw - Norseth

    A Brief and Incomplete History of MYRTILLO SHAW and HARRIET ORILLA AUSTIN SHAW …

    Sources (24)

    • Harriet A Show in household of Myrtille Show, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Harriet Austin in entry for Harriet Shaw Stephens, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Orilla Shaw in household of Mychillo Shaw, "United States Census, 1850"

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