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Historical Marker: William Tennant Austin2020-01-23T15:28:32-06:00

William Tennant Austin (January 30, 1809 - February 25, 1874)

Historical Marker

3001 57th Street, Galveston, TX (Directions)

One of over 200 historical markers on the island, this marker is located at the final resting place of William Tennant Austin. The marker was erected in 1971 by the Texas Historical Commission.

William Tennant Austin Historical Marker

Inscribed

“Born in Connecticut. Moved to Texas in 1829. Took part in Texas Revolution, participating in Siege of Bexar, 1835. Served as aide to Stephen F. Austin, “The Father of Texas” (a distant relative), Gens. Edward Burleson and Sam Houston. Commander at Port of Velasco.”

“Was elected clerk of Brazoria County, 1837. Later collector of customs at Velasco. In 1854 moved to Galveston, becoming commission merchant, cotton factor. Officer under Confederacy, Civil War (1861-65).”

“Recorded-1971”


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