William Austin

Male10 March 1800–3 July 1887

Brief Life History of William

When William Austin was born on 10 March 1800, in Westfield, Washington, New York, United States, his father, William Gilmore Austin, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Stevenson, was 27. He married Agnes "Nancy" Nicol on 1 January 1822, in Hammond, Hammond, St. Lawrence, New York, United States. He lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 3 July 1887, in Trenton, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Cornish, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Austin
Agnes McIntier
Marriage: 15 July 1853
William McIntyre Austin
Maurice Austin
Robert E. Lee Austin
Agnes Elizabeth Austin
Isabel Catherine Austin
Jennett Amelia Austin
Mary Stevenson Austin
Violet Nicol Austin

Sources (45)

  • Wm Austin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wm Austin in entry for Robert Austin and Blanche Miller, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • William Austin in entry for Violet Austin Jensen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 July 1853Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    1803 · The U.S doubles in size

    Age 3

    The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 25

    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.

    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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    William Austin by Narlynn N. Dickson

    WILLIAM AUSTIN By Narlynn N. Dickson 2004 1. BIOGRAPHY 2. RESEARCH - Family Records Temple Records Correspondence 1967 Published Histories The Webb 3. R …

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