Person:Silas Austin (9)

m. bef. 1753
  1. Silas Austin1753 - 1813
m. BEF 1773
  1. Grinman Austin1773 - 1834
  2. Agrippa Austin1776 -
  3. Silas Austin1778 - 1852
  4. Sarah AustinABT 1780 - 1863
  5. Beriah AustinABT 1780 -
  6. Elizabeth AustinABT 1789 -
  7. Lucy Austin1795 - 1813
  8. Alva Austin1798 - 1851
  9. Ira AustinABT 1801 - 1872
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Silas Austin
Gender Male
Birth[2] 1753 West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island
Marriage BEF 1773 Rhode Islandto Sarah Crandall
Unknown 7801
Sarah Crandall
Death[1] 1813 Harrisburg, Lewis, New York
Reference Number? 119

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[3]

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.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Moore, Edith Austin. A genealogy of the descendants of Robert Austin of Kingstown, Rhode Island. (United States: unknown, 1951), p. 234.

    "Silas removed to Little Hoosic, MA; thence to Dutchess, New York where he lived several years and reared a family. He moved to Harrisburg, Lewis, New York in 1805 and lived there until his death in 1813. He must have married in Rhode Island as the 1790 census gives him the same family there and in Dutchess, New York that year. His
    wife, Sarah Crandall, had a kind and benevolent disposition and was beloved by all who knew her. "

  2. 2.0 2.1 Doherty, Frank J. The Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Dutchess County, New York: an historical and genealogical study of all the 18th century settlers in the patent. (Pleasant Valley, New York: F.J. Doherty, c1990-), p. 246, 248.

    p. 246 Jedediah4 Austin (son of Edward3) b circa 1730-35 (place not stated) probably married before 1753 an unknown wife and married second to Ann King on 3 Feb 1756 in Charlestown, RI. She was the daughter of Widow Ann King. (this implies that his son Silas was son of the first unknown wife and not his second wife).

  3. Abstracts of Wills, Admins. and Guardianships in NY State, 1787-1835 (Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006.) Original manuscript in:Eardeley Genealogy Collection: New York State Abstracts of Wills, Brooklyn Historical Society: Dutchess p 1324