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 Elizabeth <I>Newton</I> Austin

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Elizabeth Newton Austin

  • Birth 29 Mar 1806 Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 31 Jul 1878 Alto, Cherokee County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Alto, Cherokee County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 29941106

Elizabeth Newton Huston Austin was the daughter of Thomas Newton Born 12 March 1767 and died 18 Aug 1841 Michigan and Mary Hillsgrove. Elizabeth was first married to Almanzon A Huston. He died 1861, San Augustine, Texas. She married Ira Austin 4 July 1876.



* Elizabeth (Newton) Huston Austin
This entry is made by Find A Grave guidelines; that being, entered by name on the marker - problem is however she has 2 markers, one by each married name.

NOTE: On all her stones the first married name is spelled as HUSTON, not Houston, even though those that are spelled as Houston are immediate family - the variation of the spelling in this family line has caused much confusion on creating entries and/or linking.

One stone reads "Elizabeth Huston wife of Almanzon Huston" but foot stone has "E.A." on it.

Another stone reads as "Elizabeth Austin nee Huston".

Place of birth is either Ohio or Pennsylvania. She fits the profile of Elizabeth Huston in the San Augustine Co census for 1829, 1846, 1850, 1860 but her place of birth varies. She is found in 1870 Cherokee Co census and for first time name is spelled as "Houston", whether a mistake by the census taker or by choice. Cherokee Co is also where her brief 2nd marriage is recorded. The marriage is recorded as "Elizabeth Huston 04 Jul 1876, Cherokee Co,​ Texas, to I. F. Austin" .... Elizabeth being b. 1805/06 apparently remarried at approx age of 70 and was only married to the Austin man for two years before she died. Ira F. Austin was also from NY as was her first husband.
Per Family Data Collections she & Almanzon Huston married 16 Apr 1819 - believed to be in PA.

Pedigree files show she had 14 children.

Her husband Almanzon Huston b. 1799 (a cousin to General Sam Houston), like her, has a variation in place of birth; sometimes seen as PA, sometimes NY. Per a comment left as a correction on Ancestry "A. Huston was born in Lebanon, Madison County, New York. He married Elizabeth Newton in Erie, Pa. He died in Rocky Mount, Louisiana according to a letter Priscilla wrote to General Sam Houston"

Per the 1860 census which is where he was last seen, he/they were in San Augustine Co, TX. It was always presumed he died there.

NOTE: She is linked to the Austin husband from the brief 2nd marriage, however does anyone know the burial location for her first and long time husband, the father of her children, Almanzon Huston?
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  • Maintained by: Diana Enos Hammock
  • Originally Created by: Janis Franklin
  • Added: 20 Sep 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29941106
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Newton Austin (29 Mar 1806–31 Jul 1878), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29941106, citing Alto City Cemetery, Alto, Cherokee County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Diana Enos Hammock (contributor 46863126) .