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Anthony Austin

Birthplace: Bishopstoke, Hampshire, England
Death: Died in Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Austin, Jr; Richard Austin; Elizabeth Austin and Elizabeth "Betsy" Austin
Husband of Esther Austin
Father of Capt. Richard Austin; Ensign Anthony Austin; John Austin, Sr., Lt.; Dr. Nathaniel Austin; Elizabeth Austin and 6 others
Brother of Richard Austin, Sr.; Mathias Austin; Richard Austin; Robert Austin; Catherine Austin and 4 others

Occupation: Captain
Managed by: Private User
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About Capt. Anthony Austin

Richard Austin of Charlestown, Massachusetts Compiler: Jim & Liz Austin Carlin

Anthony Austin Sex: M

Born: 1636 at Titchfield,Hampshire,England Died: 22 AUG 1708 at Suffield,Hampshire,MA Buried: at Suffield,Hampshire,MA

Marriage Wife: Esther Huggins (1642/1643 - 7 MAR 1697/1698) Married: 19 OCT 1664 at Rowley,Essex,MA

Children Richard Austin (22 SEP 1666 - 29 OCT 1733) Anthony Austin (7 DEC 1668 - 9 JAN 1732/1733) John Austin (22 OCT 1672 - 18 MAY 1737) Nathaniel Austin (20 MAY 1678 - 12 DEC 1760) Elizabeth Austin (8 JUL 1681 - 2 OCT 1682) Elizabeth Austin (20 APR 1684 - 7 OCT 1752) Esther Austin (11 JAN 1686 - 20 MAY 1761)

Parents Father: Richard Austin (1598 - 1638) Mother: Elizabeth Betsy _____ (1610 - )

Siblings Richard Austin (1632 - 15 AUG 1703) Anthony Austin (1636 - 22 AUG 1708)


BIRTH-DEATH: Austin, Robert K., GOODLY HERITAGE;1598-1986; Private pub'd, 1986, Wilmington, DE; pp 17-34; NOTES: 1) Photocopy in poss of AFAOA, 2) Subsequent correspondence, author to AFAOA, dtd 5 May 1990, states that Harris M. Austin found in church records that Titchfield was his birthplace, rather than Bishopstoke, England.


BIRTH-DEATH: Austin, Eugene K., AUSTIN FAMILY IN AMERICA; Hand written manuscript currently archived at the NY Public Library, NY, NY; pages un-numbered, but Anthony appears on the 1st page; NOTE: Typewritten version prep'd by Mrs. Eloise Austin Newell, Certified American Lineage Specialist, Long Beach, CA, 1972, p 10. [CS71 A93], in poss of AFAOA.

IMMIGRATION: Hotten, John Camden, THE ORIGINAL LISTS OF PERSONS OF QUALITY, ETC.; 1638; Geneal Pub Co., Baltimore, 1962; p 298; TEXT: "Richard Austin, Taylor of Bishopstoke, his wife and 2 children", also lists Annis Littlefield (Richard's sister) with 6 children and two servants.

MARRIAGE: Torrey, Clarence Alman, NEW ENGLAND MARRIAGES PRIOR TO 1700; 1620-1700; Geneal. Pub Co, Baltimore, 1985; p 25; RESIDENCES: Rowley & Suffield MA/CT.

RELATIONSHIP-MARRIAGE-RESIDENCES-OCCUPATION-MILITARY: Sheldon, Hezekiah Spencer, DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF SUFFIELD IN THE COLONY AND PROVINCE OF THE MA BAY IN NEW ENGLAND; 1660-1749; Clark Bryan Co., Springfield, MA, 1879; pp frontispiece (house lot map), 21, 26, 29, 66, 124-125; NOTE: Sheldon's book (also on LDS microfilm) is based on the Suffield "OLD BOOK, for recording the Acts of the Committee for settling the Town: for recording lands, and the Town Acts".

RESIDENCES: Savage, James, A GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY OF THE FIRST SETTLERS OF NEW ENGLAND; Subtitled: "Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692", Geneal Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1965, Vol. 1; p 80.

BIOGRAPHY: Mighill, Benjamin, & Blodgette, Geo., THE EARLY RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF ROWLEY, MA; 1639-1672; Vol. 1, Rowley, MA, 1894, repub'd by Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1984.

MILITARY: Shurtleff, Nat'l B., RECORDS OF THE GOV. & COMPANY OF THE MA BAY IN NEW ENGLAND; 1674-1686; Vol. 5, Wm. White, pub'r, Boston, MA, 1854; p 327; TEXT: "Sarjant Anthony Austin, of Southfeild, is hereby allowed and appointed leift to the ffoote company there, & George Norton his ensigne; that the secretary issue out their comissions."

DEATH: Old Town Records for Suffield, CT; 1674-1749; Births, Marriages, Deaths as indexed in the Barbour Collection for Suffield, 1928, CT State Library, Hartford, CT; Vol. 1, p 3.

CEMETERY: Hayward, Kendall P., SUFFIELD CT CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS; Article in "Ancestral Notes from Chedwato", Box 224, W. Hartford, CT., Vol. 1 No. 3, May 1954; p 54; NOTE: No. #A-87 in Old Center Cemetery next to 1st Cong. Ch. in Suffield, CT. Reads: "CAPT. / ANTHONY AUSTIN / died avgvst / 22, 1708 / aged 73." The disarray of crooked Austin tombstones was realigned for the 1990 AFAOA Reunion in Suffield, CT.

DEATH-BURIAL: Lathrop, Samuel D., RECORDS OF THE OLD CEMETERY, SUFFIELD, CONN.; 1730-1925; Map and grave locations for burials in the Old Center Cemetery including names from the Loomis list, not recorded elsewhere, typewritten manuscript, 1948;p 4; Photocopy in poss of AFAOA correspondence files.

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Anthony Austin was born in March of 1636 in Bishopstoke, Hamshire, England. He was brought to New England in 1638 by his parents, Richard Austin II and his wife Elizabeth, on the ship the "Bevis" when he was only two years old. Capt Anthony Austin and his wife Esther(Huggins) were among the original settlers of Suffield, Massachusetts (which became a part of Connecticut in 1749, long after their deaths). They were married October 19, 1664 in Rowley, Mass. In 1674, They were granted 50 prime acres adjacent to Major Pynchos land. Due to King Philips 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. 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. Capt. Austin was the town council, town clerk or recorder for 27yrs. He was (reluctantly) the Schoolmaster of Suffields first free school. In 1688 he was appointed City Commisioner and Town Assessor where he served until his death 22 August 1708. 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.

Captain Anthony Austin was the son of Richard and Elizabeth Betsy Austin.

Anthony is the brother of Richard Austin Sr.

Anthony married Ms. Esther Huggins in October 19, 1664 in Rowley, Essex County, MA. To this union seven children were born: Captain Richard, Ens. Anthony, Lt. John, Nathaniel, Ms. Elisabeth died young, Mrs. Elizabeth Austin Gillette, and Mrs. Esther Austin Harmon.

At age of 2 years, he sailed with his family from Southampton, England, in April and landing in Massachusetts Settlements on May 16, 1638. In 1697, he was appointed Captain of a Foot Company in Suffield, MA.

Suffield, Hartford, Conn was once within the boundaries of Massachusetts. It was Suffield, Hampshire, Mass. Per Wikipedia

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Capt. Anthony Austin's Timeline

Bishopstocke, Hampshire, England
Bishopstocke, Hampshire, England
Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Bishopstocke, Hampshire, England
March 1636
Bishopstoke, Hampshire, England
September 22, 1666
Age 30
Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
December 7, 1668
Age 32
Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
October 22, 1672
Age 36
Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts
May 20, 1678
Age 42
Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony