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Moses Austin
(1761-1821)

Died aged c. 60

Moses Austin (October 4, 1761 – June 10, 1821) was an American businessman who played a large part in the development of the lead industry in the U.S. He was the father of Stephen F. Austin, a leading American settler of Texas, then part of Mexico. After receiving a land grant from the Spanish Crown in 1820, Moses Austin planned to be the first to establish an Anglo-American settlement in Spanish Texas, but died before his dream was realized. His son, Stephen F. Austin, led the colony to a now sovereign Mexico, and in time, the settlers demanded autonomy and won independence in 1836 from the Mexico under President Antonio López de Santa Anna thereby establishing the Republic of Texas. - DbPedia

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Commemorated on 8 plaques

Photo of Moses Austin black plaque
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Photo of Moses Austin black plaque
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