Biography of Harvry Austin
Madison County, NY Biographies





Austin, Harvey O. p. o. Peterboro, was born in Stockbridge, August 3, 1821. a son of Orrin, son of Amos Austin, born in Connecticut in 1752. and who came to Stockbridge about 1820, where he cleared a farm; he died in Smithfield, May 15, 1833. Orrin Austin was born May 26, 1792, and came to Smithfield about 1834, where he lived until his death in 1879; he married Lucy Edson, born in Stockbridge, June 8. 1802, daughter of Calvin Edson, one of the first settlers of Stockbridge. Nathan Edson, father of Calvin. was an early settler of Madison, N. Y., and died in Stockbridge, August 16, 1825. Calvin Edson married Dolly C. May, born in Massachusetts. December 5, 1782, and died December 12, 1882. Harvey 0. Austin was educated in the common schools and carries on farming, having a farm of 108 acres. In politics he is a Republican. July 2. 1884. Mr. Austin married Lillis A. Inman, born in Fenner, December 27, 1844, a daughter of George and Aurilla (Edson) Inman. Her parents were among the early settlers of Fenner, her father died in 1853 and her mother now lives in Smithfield. They had five children, Mrs. Austin the only one now living. Mrs. Austin was educated in Cazenovia Seminary and Utica Academy and followed teaching for about nine years. Mr. and Mrs. Austin have an adopted son, Grover P. Trowbridge.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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