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Stephen Austin
Stephen Fuller Austin is an empresario born in the United States. Known as the "Father of Texas" and the founder of Anglo Texas, he led the second and eventually successful colonization in the area by bringing 300 families from the United States to the region in 1825. Born in Virginia and raised in southeastern Missouri, Austin served in the Missouri Territory Legislature before moving to Arkansas Territory and later Louisiana. His father, Moses Austin, received an empresario grant from Spain to settle in Texas. After the death of Moses Austin in 1821, Stephen Austin obtained an empresario recognition scholarship from the newly independent Mexican state. Austin persuaded many Americans to move to Texas, and by 1825 Austin had brought the first 300 American families to the territory. Throughout the 1820s Austin sought to maintain good relations with the Mexican government and he helped quell the Fredonian Rebellion.
BornStephen Fuller Austin, November 3, 1793, Wythe County, Virginia, United States, present-day Austinville, Virginia
DiedDecember 27, 1836, West Columbia, Brazoria County, Republic of Texas
Cause of deathpneumonia
NationalityAmerican, Spanish, Mexican, Texian
RelationsRichard Austin (colonist)
ParentsMoses Austin, Mary Brown Austin
Occupationpolitician, empresario
Known forBeing the "Father of Texas"
PresidentSam Houston
Preceded byWilliam Houston Jack
Succeeded byJames Pinckney Henderson

About Stephen Austin

Stephen Austin
Stephen Austin

Explorer Stephen Austin was born in Austinville, Virginia, United States on November 3, 1793. He dies at the age of 70, on December 27, 1863.

He is known as the"Father of Texas" since he led the first legal settlement expedition of 300 families to the region, thus"founding" the state for the early Americans.

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Stephen Austin before becoming famous

Stephen Austin was born in the Zodiac sign Scorpio (The Scorpion), and 1793 is also the year of Ox (牛) in the Chinese Zodiac.

He was elected to the Missouri Territory legislature at the age of 21.

Achievement of Stephen Austin

He was granted Mexican citizenship while living in Texas.

Stephen Austin's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

He grew raised west of Richmond, Virginia, with his parents Moses and Mary.

Stephen Austin Collabed with

Along with Religious Leader Brigham Young, he was inducted into Oklahoma City's Hall of Great Westerners.

Stephen Austin Income & Net worth

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Latest information about Stephen Austin updated on March 14 2023.