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Diana Skolfield Austin
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Birth: Aug. 15, 1807
Cumberland County
Maine, USA
Death: Nov. 14, 1889

Dinah3 Skolfield (Joseph2, Thomas1) was born 15 August 1807 in Brunswick, Maine; married Samuel Austin, son of Edward Austin and Sally Pochard, on 1 October 1829 in Bath, Maine. She died 14 November 1889 in Dresden, Maine, and was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, West Dresden, Maine. According to her nephew, James E. Skolfield, she was "a big, tall woman." She signed her name Dianah to a deed on 9 December 1828 but it is spelled Dinah in the Brunswick records. Samuel Austin was born 26 March 1803 in Dresden, Maine. He died in 1893 in Dresden, and was
buried in Forest Hill Cemetery with his wife.
The children of Dinah3 Skolfield and Samuel Austin were:

i. Sanford Newton4 Austin died 24 December 1863.

ii. Samuel Edward Austin was born 13 July 1832 in Dresden, Maine; died 21 April 1883.

iii. Henry Osgood Austin was born 20 June 1834; married, first, May A. (); married, second, Mary Elizabeth Tribble.

iv. Matthew Amory Austin was born 13 June 1836 in Dresden, Maine. He was a pioneer in the coasting trade, having gone around Cape Horn in a sailing vessel in 1861. He commanded a vessel belonging to Goodall, Perkins and Company and went to British Columbia, the Sandwich Islands, Japan and other countries. He afterward sailed his own vessels, the Frank Austin and the Caroline. One note says that when in California he bought a bark and sold it to the Peruvian government. In 1879 he settled on a ranch near Saratoga in Santa Clara County, California. In 1886 he moved to a farm near Santa Cruz, California. After 1890 he went to San Jose and engaged in business with Wesley Fanning under the name of Fanning and Austin.

v. Martha Jane Austin was born 13 September 1840; died 13 September 1872.

vi. Robert Watts Austin was born 1 March 1842.

vii. John Gorham Austin was born 19 July 1846. He worked at a shoe shop in Richmond, Maine; died in 1914.

viii. Benjamin Franklin Austin was born 11 August 1847; died 21 April 1849.

ix. Sarah Antoinette Austin was born 25 August 1849; died 13 June 1850.

x. Lizzie Allen Austin was born 18 August 1851. In some notes her middle name is given as Ellen. In some records there is an entry for a Fannie E. with the same birth date. 
Family links: 
  Joseph Skolfield (1757 - 1815)
  Margaret H. Hall Rogers (1763 - 1852)
  Samuel Austin (1803 - 1893)
  Samuel Edward Austin (1832 - 1883)*
  John Gorham Austin (1846 - 1914)*
  Thomas Skolfield (1799 - 1885)*
  Robert Skolfield (1800 - 1821)*
  John Skolfield (1803 - 1833)*
  Mathew Skolfield (1805 - 1864)*
  Diana Skolfield Austin (1807 - 1889)
  Samuel Skolfield (1810 - 1837)*
  Sarah Hall Skolfield Conant (1813 - 1836)*
  Joseph Skolfield (1815 - 1902)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Hill Cemetery
Lincoln County
Maine, USA
Created by: Stuart Strout Woodside S...
Record added: Jan 16, 2010
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Diana <i>Skolfield</i> Austin
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 Added: Jan. 16, 2010

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