William Tennant Austin

William Tennant Austin (HM2CXX)

Location: Galveston, TX 77551 Galveston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 16.364', W 94° 49.551'

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(January 30, 1809 - February 25, 1874)

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).
Year Placed1971
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, December 20th, 2018 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 322615 N 3239585
Decimal Degrees29.27273333, -94.82585000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 16.364', W 94° 49.551'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 16' 21.84" N, 94° 49' 33.06" W
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Area Code(s)409, 713
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5718 Avenue T 1/2, Galveston TX 77551, US
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