Joshua Austin

1718–1792 (Age 74)
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Joshua

When Joshua Austin was born on 6 February 1718, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Anthony Austin, was 49 and his mother, Abigail Holcomb, was 36. He married Tryphena Hathaway on 10 June 1747, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 9 May 1792, in Shickshinny, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

Photos & Memories (1)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Joshua Austin
1718–1792
Tryphena Hathaway
1729–1802
Marriage: 10 June 1747
Joshua D Austin
1747–1828
Deborah Austin
1755–1840
Elijah Austin
1764–1846
Tryphena Austin
1749–1752
Ralph Austin
1751–1842
Tryphena Austin
1753–1825
Ruth Austin
1761–
Shadrach Austin
1770–1850

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
10 June 1747
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
children

(8)

+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(14)

+9 More Children

World Events (2)

1776

Age 58

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 58

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Story Highlight

I. Julius A. C. Austin Ancestors

Julius Augustus Ceasar Austin, the subject of this sketch, descended from a long line of hardy New Englanders. Richard Austin and his wife, Elizabeth "Betsy", with their two sons, Richard and Anthony, …

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Sources (3)

  • Joshua in entry for Tryphenia Austin, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Joshua Austin, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Joshua in entry for Tryphenia Austin, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account
Create a free account to view more about your family.
Share this with your family and friends.