Saturday, 6 April 2013

Stephen F. Austin

  • Born on November 3, 1793 to Moses and Mary Austin in Wythe County, Virginia
  • Died December 27, 1836 in West Columbia, Texas
  • He never married
  • He started the Texas Rangers in 1823 but it was actually formed on October 17, 1835
  • Austin, Texas is named after him
  • He is known for bringing the second, but first legal and ultimately successful colonization of the region by bringing 300 families from the United States.

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