80. Nathaniel AUSTIN Jr. (Capt.)
was born on 23 May 1703 in Sheffield, Berkshire, Mass. He was a Captain,
U.S.Revolutionary War. Source includes" History of Day, Austin and Root".
Captain Nathaniel Austin came to Sheffield, Mass from Suffield, Conn. He came with his cousin, Anthony Austin. The family was prominent in Suffield, Conn., where his Grandfather anthony austin, Sr. was town Clerk for many years. In Sheffield, Nathaniel was one of the leading men of the town.
In the year 1944, there was still standing in the town, a house, the rear part of which was bult by Nathaniel Austin. "The front part was later built by an ensign." In 1726, he took title to his father's property in suffield.
Nathaniel Austin was a early settler of Sheffield, Mass. He and His cousin anthony austin were appointed on a committee for building a meeting house at the first town meeting of Sheffield, held on 16 Jan 1733. He held the title of Lieutenant at the time of the death of his first wife on 2 Oct 1754. Later, in Town Records, he is listed as a Captain.
Captain Austin was an active Patriot in the American revolution. This is shown by the following: He was a Delegate from Suffield to the Berkshire County convention (Mass.) in 1774. It was convened at Stockbridge, Mass., on 6 July 1774. It was this Convention (or Congress) that advised the inhabitants of the County of Berkshire to adopt the non-consumption of British manufactured goods.
He was member of the committee that make the report to the Town meeting held on 18 June 1776, upon the adoption of which, "the inhabitants resolved to take up arms."
State of Connecticut-County of Hartford; Nathaniel Austin of Suffield and County of Hartford, Private in Captain Jonathan Wadsworth Connecticut Regiment of militia commanded by Colonel Thaddeus Cook at "Stillwater" in the state of New york, disabled in the service of the United States. On Pension Rolls of the State of connecticut as invalid pensioner, 20 March 1810. The Battle of Stillwater was on or about 19 Sept 1777.
Sources include, but are not limited to:
records of the Town of Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass. History of the County of Berkshire, Mass, 1829, pages 114-118. He died on 13 Apr 1777 in Sheffield, Berkshire, Mass. He has reference number 80. Served in the Mil., under Gen. Gates. to the northward 1777. Was wounded at Stillwater. Was on the Pens Roll of Ashtabula Co., Ohio 1831, for services in the Conn Continental Line. Br 1752 Torrington, Conn. Mar Annie Bidwell. D 1844, Austinburg. Bur Austinburg; center of the town. Ref: Conn Men in the Rev; Lin Bk Bol 48. Fur infor Mary Stanley Chap.l He was married to Agnes ADAMS on 16 May 1732 in Suffield, Hampshire, Ma.
81. Agnes ADAMS was
born on 4 Feb 1710 in Sheffield, Berkshire, Mass. She died on 2 Oct 1754 in
Sheffield, Conn.. She has reference number 81. Children were:
i. Gad AUSTIN was born on 15 Oct 1733 in Sheffield, Berkshire, Mass. (2)
ii. Nathaniel III AUSTIN was born in 1734 in Sheffield, Berkshire, Mass. (3) He died in 1807.
iii. Phoenix AUSTIN was born on 4 Sep 1735 in Sheffield, Berkshire, Mass. (2)
iv. Diadama AUSTIN was born on 3 Jun 1737 in Sheffield, Berkshire, Mass. (2)
40 v. John AUSTIN.
vi. Joab AUSTIN was born on 29 Jul 1740 in Sheffield, Berkshire, Mass. (2) He died on 25 Mar 1820 in Homer, Cortland, New York. (2)
vii. Levi AUSTIN was born on 26 Jun 1743 in Dedham, Suffolk, Mass.. Fought in the U.S. Revolutionary War. He died on 4 Oct 1823 in Richmond, Berkshire, Mass. Levi Austin Woldier, U.S.Revolutionary War. Levi served as a Private in Captain Aaron Rowley's Company, Colonel John Brown's regiment of the Berkshir, Massachusetts Militia. His service was for periods; 30 Jun to 26 Jul and 05 Sep to 20 sept, 1777; Private (same Company) Colonel David Rossiter's Regiment, Berkshire County, Massachusetts militia. Periods; 13 to 20 aug, 1777 at Bennington, Vermont. Private, Captain John Bacon's Company, same Regiment. Periods; 17 to 19 Oct, 05 to 07 Nov, 1780 and 13 to 22 Oct 1781. Served at "Stillwater" to reinforce General Stark.
His will mentions a widow "Catherine".
Descendent; Frank Howard Lord (Reference; Sons of the American Revolution" yearbook 1925.
viii. Judah AUSTIN was born on 26 Jun 1743 in Sheffield, Berkshire, Mass. (2) Source includes, but is not limited to: "Great Barrington, Massachusetts Congregational Church Records".
ix. Elijah I AUSTIN was born on 27 Oct 1746 in Sheffield, Berkshire, Mass. (2) He was killed by lightning. He died on 31 Aug 1784 in "Killed by lightning".
x. Agnes AUSTIN was born in 1748 in Sheffield, Berkshire, Mass. (2)
xi. Mary "Polly" AUSTIN was born between 23 Aug 1750 and 1760 in Sheffield, Berkshire, Mass.(2) She died in Aug 1829 in Suffield, Berkshire, MA.(2)
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