Biography of Adoniram Austin
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Austin, Adoniram, Colchester, is a farmer and was born in Milton, Vt., on February 15, 1826, and died May 10, 1886. He was a son of Henry and Polly (Starr) Austin. His paternal grandfather, Job Austin, was a pioneer of Milton. Adoniram Austin was educated in Milton, where he remained until 1853, when he came to Colchester, Vt., where he was engaged in farming. He was in the late War of the Rebellion, enlisting on September 16, 1861, in Co. C, 5th V. I, and was promoted from sergeant to second lieutenant, then to first lieutenant and then to captain; A. Q. M. on April 17, 1864, and to brevet major on March 13, 1865. He participated in all of the engagements of the Army of the Potomac and was honorably discharged on June 1, 1865. He held several minor offices of the town of Colchester, Vt.

From:
History of Chittenden County, Vermont
Edited by: W. S. Rann
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, New York. 1886


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