Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tombstone Tuesday

Headstone of Samuel Allen Austin. Digital photograph. Privately held by Thomas MacEntee, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Chicago, Illinois. 2008.

Samuel Allen Austin, my 2nd cousin 6 times removed, was born on April 28, 1815 at Denmark in Lewis County, New York. He was the son of Isaac Austin and Betsey Kidney who had migrated from Kent County, Rhode Island to Saint Lawrence County, New York during the Yankee Migration.

Samuel Austin married Dolly Rice sometime around 1837. Dolly died shortly after birth of their first and only child on April 6, 1838. The unnamed child had been born on March 14, 1838 and died a day after its mother on April 7, 1838.

Samuel remarried on July 5, 1840 to Eliza Maria Hazleton at Fowler, Saint Lawrence, New York. Eliza Hazleton was born on February 16, 1815 at Gouveneur in Saint Lawrence County.

Together Samuel and Eliza had at least six children (three others have not been confirmed) between 1841 and 1856:

- Hannah A. Austin (1841 - 1852)
- Izelia Austin (1846 - 1866)
- Lyman Lorenzo Austin (1848 - 1927)
- Isaac A. Austin (1850 - 1851)
- Rosalie Melissa Austin (1854 - 1926)
- Allora Eliza Austin (1856 - 1901)

Eliza died on August 21, 1890 at Fowler. Samuel died on March 12, 1895. Both are buried, along with several children at the Fowler Baptist Church Cemetery in Fowler, Saint Lawrence, New York.

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