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Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

William Tennant Austin

(January 30, 1809 - February 25, 1874)

 
 
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Photographed By Brian Anderson, December 16, 2018
1. William Tennant Austin Marker
Inscription.  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

 
Erected 1971 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9927.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, Texas IndependenceWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1829.
 
Location. 29° 16.364′ N, 94° 49.551′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker can be reached from 57th Street. Marker is located in Galveston's Lakeview Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3015 57th Street, Galveston TX 77551, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
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other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Rev. Henry P. Young (within shouting distance of this marker); Burial Site of David G. Burnet (1788-1870) (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Greek Orthodox Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Valentine T. Dalton (approx. ¼ mile away); The Italian Vault (approx. ¼ mile away); Peter Leroy Colombo (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Ducky's Beach" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rosewood Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
Also see . . .  Austin, William Tennant - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on December 20, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.) 
 
William Tennant Austin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, December 16, 2018
2. William Tennant Austin Marker
William Tennant Austin Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, December 16, 2018
3. William Tennant Austin Grave Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 20, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.

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