Stephen Fuller Austin (November 3, 1793 – December 27, 1836) was an American-born empresario. Known as the " Father of Texas " and the founder of Anglo Texas,   he led the second and, ultimately, the successful colonization of the region by bringing 300 families and their slaves from the United States to the Tejas region of Mexico in 1825.
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Stephen F. Austin (November 3, 1793–December 27, 1836) was a lawyer, settler, and administrator who played a key role in the secession of Texas from Mexico. He brought hundreds of U.S. families into Texas on behalf of the Mexican government, which wished to populate the isolated northern state. Fast Facts: Stephen F. Austin
Stephen Austin, in full Stephen Fuller Austin, (born November 3, 1793, Austinville, Virginia, U.S.—died December 27, 1836, Columbia, Republic of Texas [now West Columbia, Texas]), founder in the 1820s of the principal settlements of English-speaking people in Texas when that territory was still part of Mexico.
Stephen F. Austin was never a robust man, and his health was weakened by overwork, his experience in prison, and a bout of malaria. In the fall of 1836, he contracted a severe cold. He continued to try to work in spite of his illness.
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Stephen Fuller Austin, founder of Anglo-American Texas, son of Moses and Maria (Brown) Austin, was born at the lead mines in southwestern Virginia on November 3, 1793. In 1798 Moses Austin moved his family to other lead mines in southeastern Missouri and established the town of Potosi in what is now Washington County.