m. BEF 1773
Facts and Events
Silas d. intestate in 1813 and was bd. in Harrisburg, New York. Letters were granted to his widow Sarah 30 Aug. 1813. [TT 1990:166]. He and his son took a bond from Robert Livingston ca. 1785 in the amount of £35/6. [NYHS]. On 14 Feb. 1785 he was noted in the H. Beekman records as "By cash from Silas Austin £8/7/0 and Silas and Benjamin Austin jont bond for the balance including £5 for sale money £90/24/12."
This was for a farm of of 105 acres and 140 rods in lot 8 that formerly was leased by Rowland Stafford, then by Daniel Ross and finally in 1785 by Austin. [ELP box 124, Rent book 'C' 235]. He was granted an ear mark in Beekman on 16 May 1789; "a slit in the end of the right ear, & a half-penny in the under side of the left." [BTR 131].
Jonathan and Silas Austin took over a farm in lot 8 in Pawling after William Bunker had leased it in 1777. Silas Austin was a witness to the will of Ebenezer Marcy of Pawling dated 6 July 1802 [DCW C:301] proved 16 Mar 1809
In 1790 he was listed in the Beekman census as 2-3-3 and was adjacent to his brother Jonathan and John Tibbetts. In 1800 he was again listed next to his brother and Tibbetts with 1-1-2-0-1 and 3-1-1-0-1. In 1799 he had a house and land in Beekman valued at $1570 and personal estate worth $156. He was a customer at the Dunkin store in Dover.