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  1. Moses Austin (October 4, 1761 – June 10, 1821) was an American businessman and pioneer who played a large part in the development of the lead industry in the early United States. He was the father of Stephen F. Austin, one of the earliest American settlers of Texas, which was at the time part of Mexico.

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  3. Moses Austin - Wikipedia

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    Moses Austin (October 4, 1761 – June 10, 1821) was an American businessman and pioneer who played a large part in the development of the lead industry in the early United States. He was the father of Stephen F. Austin, one of the earliest American settlers of Texas, which was at the time part of Mexico.

  4. Moses Austin | Humanities Texas

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    Moses Austin, the patriarch of Anglo settlement in Texas, died before his colonial dream became a reality. Austin was born in Connecticut in 1761. As a young man, he opened dry goods stores in Philadelphia and Richmond. After winning the contract to roof the new Virginia capitol, Austin acquired the state's richest lead deposit and brought miners from England.

  5. TSHA | Austin, Moses - Handbook of Texas

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    Moses Austin, founder of the American lead industry and the first man to obtain permission to bring Anglo-American settlers into Spanish Texas, son of Elias and Eunice (Phelps) Austin, was born in Durham, Connecticut, on October 4, 1761. He was in the fifth generation of his line of Austins in America.

  6. Moses Austin asks Spain for Texas colony - HISTORY

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    December 26 Moses Austin asks Spain for Texas colony Hoping to recover from bankruptcy with a bold scheme of colonization, Moses Austin meets with Spain authorities in San Antonio to ask...

  7. Moses Austin - SHSMO Historic Missourians

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    Moses Austin was an important businessman and community builder on America’s frontier. He helped found Austinville in Virginia, and Washington County and the cities of Potosi and Herculaneum in Missouri. He improved transportation, trade links, and mining methods in these areas, and brought national attention to their mineral wealth.

  8. Moses Austin (c.1765 - 1821) - Genealogy - geni family tree

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    Moses Austin was a leading figure in the development of the American lead industry and the father of Stephen F. Austin, a pioneer settler of Texas. He was the first to obtain permission for Anglo Americans to settle in Spanish Texas. He also established the first Anglo-American settlement west of the Mississippi River.

  9. Moses Austin was born in Durham, Connecticut, on October 4, 1761. He was the youngest of nine children born to Elias Austin and Eunice Phelps Austin. As a child, Moses attended Durham’s small community schoolhouse. Although his formal education was limited, he developed a love of books. Both of his parents died by the time he was fifteen.

  10. 33 Moses Austin Facts: The Person Who Led The Industrial ...

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    Moses Austin, who played an important part in the development of the lead and mineral industry in the United States, was born in Connecticut. When Moses Austin received a grant from the Spanish government in the year 1820, he had a full-fledged plan to be the first person to set up an Anglo-American settlement in Spanish Texas.

  11. Moses Austin Historical Marker

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    The initiator of Anglo-American settlement in Texas. Moses Austin was a native of Durham, Connecticut. After his marriage to Mary Brown in 1785, Austin became a leading figure in the development of the American lead industry. His business took him to Virginia and then west to the Mississippi Valley.

  12. A Look Back • Undertaker from Texas tried to move Moses ...

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    The tomb of Moses Austin, a pioneer in Missouri lead mining and a founder of Potosi, Mo., in a cemetery in Potosi. Buried with his are the remains of his wife, Maria.