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DORANCE AUSTIN - Presidents, Soldiers & Statesmen - Vol II - Steuben Edition

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DORANCE AUSTIN - Presidents, Soldiers & Statesmen - Vol II - Steuben Edition

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Classification: Biography
Edited: 993170629000
Volume II - Steuben Co., NY edition
H.H. Hardesty, Publishers,New York, Toledo and Chicago(1896)
Contributed by: "Steuben Co. Historian's office" Bath, NY (3/6/99)

pg. 1183 & 1184

Born in Susquehanna county, Pa., Jan. 11, 1832, was a son of Rufus and Polly (GREEN) AUSTIN, long ago deceased. Samantha A. HOWE, who became his wife May 23, 1851 in West Union, N.Y., was born there Aug. 21, 1835; her father, Lemuel HOWE, is deceased, but her mother whose maiden name was Permelia HAUBER, still survives. By this marriage there were twelve children, their births occurring in the order named: Mary J., Adelbert A., Nancy V., Chancy A., Fred C., Ida D., Anna P., George W., William., May, Phoeba E. and David W. Comrade AUSTIN was 32 years old and his occupation was that of a farmer when he enlisted Sept. 10, 1864, as a private, joining Co. H, 141st N.Y.V.I., 2d Brig., 1st Div., 20th A.C. In December, 1864 he was forced to seek hospital rest and care at Savannah, Ga., and Davids Island till June, 1865, suffering with chronic diarrhea. When able, he was furloughed for thirty days from hospital and was honorably dischared June, 1865 at Elmira, N.Y. he took part with Sherman on his March to the Sea. His father was a soldier in the War of 1812 and his wife's grandfather, Frederick HAUBER, also served in the same war. Our subject's brother, Alonzo who served in N.Y. Regt. (pg. 1184) and Rufus who was killed in action, were in the army. Two half-brothers of his wife, Alfred and Etzel BURGHER, served in the war. Comrade Austin belongs to Sawyer Post, 333, he is a farmer by occupation and his address is Wileysville, N.Y.
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