Anthony Austin

Anthony Austin (1635 - 1708)

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Captain Anthony Austin
Born in Hampshire, Englandmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of and [half]
Husband of — married in Rowley, Essex, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Suffield, Hampshire County, Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified | Created 4 Dec 2012 | Last significant change: 13 Dec 2018
11:49: Michael Stills edited the Biography for Anthony Austin (1635-1708). [Thank Michael for this]
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Categories: Suffield, Connecticut.

Biography

Anthony Austin was born in 1636 in in Bishopstoke, Hamshire, England.. He was the son of Richard Austin and wife Betsy. He was brought to New England in 1638 by his parents on the ship the "Bevis" when he was only two years old. He passed away after 1703.

Anthony Austin and his wife Esther were original settlers of Suffield, Massachusetts which was annexed by Connecticut in 1749. In 1674, they were granted 50 prime acres next to Major Pynchos.

Due to King Phillips War in 1675, all land grants were suspended and the area temporarily abandoned. The settlers buried their belongings in the ground or in wells and vacated to Springfield, Massachusetts. Everything the first settlers had built was burnt to the ground by the Indians. In the spring of 1677, the residents returned and rebuilt their town. Capt. Anthony Austin was among the first in a long line of Indian fighters. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1681 and Captain in 1687.

In 1682, Suffield elected a body of five Select Men to take over town responsibilities. This would be the equivalent of a City Council today. A Lieutenant at the time, Anthony was elected the town clerk or recorder. He held the position for 27 years. In 1688 he was elected Commissioner and Town Assessor, and was so until his death in 1694 or 22 August 1708. He also became the schoolmaster of Suffield's first free school.

Austin Notable Descendants

It is a tribute to the pioneer spirit in the Austin blood stream that his Great-grandson Moses Austin and his Great-Great Grandson Stephen F. Austin were the founders of the first Anglo colony in Texas. It is for them that Austin,Texas bears its name.

After several speculative ventures in the southwest, Moses Austin obtained a large land grant from the Spanish government in 1820 with plans to form the first Anglo colony in Texas. Austin died in May of 1822, his son, Stephen Fuller Austin went to Texas and took possession of his father's land grant and laid out the town of Austin, Texas which was afterward the seat of government. He was the founder of Texas. He was a commander-in-chief of the army and was for a time at the head of affairs in Texas. He died in 1836 in West Columbia, Texas and General Samuel Houston was his successor. Stephen F. Austin never married and had no children. He willed all of his property to his sister, Emily Austin Bryan Perry.

  • Fact: Burial Old Center Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA


Sources


  • Capt Anthony Austin (1630-1703) on Find A Grave: Memorial #7415317 Retrieved 28 January 2018.

See also:

  • American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)

Name: Anthony Austin Birth Date: 1635 Birthplace: Eng, Connecticut Volume: 05 Page Number: 398 Reference: Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941.( The greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): Oct 13, 1926, 4637; Mar 19, 1928, 6599; Mar 19, 1930, 9619; Jun 2, 1930, 191; Sep 3, 1930, 191 Source Information: Godfrey Memorial Library, comp.. American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999. Original data: Godfrey Memorial Library. American Genealogical-Biographical Index. Middletown, CT, USA: Godfrey Memorial Library.

  • Family Data Collection - Births

Name: Anthony Austin Father: Richard Austin Birth Date: 1636 City: Bishopstocke County: Hampshire Country: England Source Information: Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Births [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001.

  • Family Data Collection - Births

Name: Anthony Austin Father: Richard Austin Mother: Elizabeth Betsy Austin Birth Date: 1636 City: Bishopstoke Source Information: Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Births [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001.

  • Family Data Collection - Individual Records

Name: Anthony Austin Spouse: Esther Huggins Parents: Richard Austin Birth Place: England, IN Birth Date: 1636 Marriage Place: Rowley, Essex Co, MA Marriage Date: 19 Oct 1664 Death Place: Suffield, Hartford Co, CT Death Date: 22 Aug 1708 Source Citation: Birth year: 1636; Birth city: England; Birth state: IN. Source Information: Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Individual Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.

  • Millennium File

Name: Anthony Austin Gender: Male Birth Date: 1636 Birth Place: Bishopstoke, Hamps, England Death Date: 22 Aug 1708 Death Place: Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Marriage Date: 19 Oct 1664 Marriage Place: Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Father: Richard Austin Mother: Elizabeth Betsy Spouse: Esther Huggins Children: Anthony Austin; Nathaniel Austin Source Information: Heritage Consulting. Millennium File [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2003. Original data: Heritage Consulting. The Millennium File. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Heritage Consulting.

  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

Name: Anthony Austin Gender: Male Birth Place: En Birth Year: 1635 Spouse Name: Esther Huggins Spouse Birth Place: Ne Spouse Birth Year: 1642 Marriage Year: 1664 Marriage State: MA Number Pages: 1 Source Citation: Source number: 404.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: RH1. Source Information: Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived from an array of materials including pedigree charts, family history articles, querie.

  • U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700

Name: Anthony Austin Gender: Male Birth Year: 1636 Marriage Date: 19 Oct 1664 Death Year: 1708 Marriage Place: New England, United States Spouse's Name: Esther Huggins Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2012. Original data: Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004.

  • Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850

Name: Anthony Austine Gender: Male Spouse: Esther Huggins Marriage Date: 19 Oct 1664 City: Rowley County: Essex Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0496782. Source Information: Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp. Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Original data: With some noted exceptions all marriage records in this collection can be found at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and may be available through Family History Centers throughout the United States.

  • U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s

Name: Anthony Austin Arrival Year: 1669 Arrival Place: Massachusetts Source Publication Code: 9450 Primary Immigrant: Austin, Anthony Annotation: Published extracts from The Magazine of American Genealogy, section 4, nos. 1-27 (1929 - [1932]). Good compilation but incomplete, since publication of the magazine was suspended; it contains names from beginning of alphabet through 'Battles' only. Source Source Bibliography: VIRKUS, FREDERICK A., editor. Immigrants to America before 1750. An Alphabetical List of Immigrants to the Colonies, before 1750, Compiled from Official and Other Records. Surnames 'A through Battles.' Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965. 220p. Page: 98 Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010. Original data: Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2012.

  • U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970

Name: Anthony Austin SAR Membership: 31043 Birth Date: 1636 Death Date: 1708 Spouse: Esther Austin Children: Nathaniel Austin Source Citation: Volume: 156; SAR Membership Number: 31043. Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls.

  • Connecticut, Deaths and Burials Index, 1650-1934

Name: Captain Anthony Austin Birth Date: abt 1630 Age at Death: 73 Death Date: 22 Aug 1703 Death Place: Suffield, Connecticut Gender: Male FHL Film Number: 3365 Source Information: Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Deaths and Burials Index, 1650-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772–1934." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

  • Family Data Collection - Deaths

Name: Capt Anthony Austin Death Date: 22 Aug 1708 City: Suffield State: CT Country: USA Source Information: Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Deaths [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001.



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    On 5 Jul 2016 at 22:32 GMT Michael Stills wrote:

    I believe, son Daniel is actually the son of Dr. Nathaniel Austin, looking for a solid source.

    As it stands now, Daniel has a birth after the death of his Father Anthony.

    On 4 Jul 2016 at 22:33 GMT Marie Chantigny wrote:

    Austin-2090 and Austin-5090 appear to represent the same person because: all information.... expect for the year of birth on both profile are different.



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