Biography of Daniel S. Austin

from Lewis County Historical Society’s Shakin & Diggin, Vol. 15 #4 Daniel S. Austin was born in England on 25 March 1842. He enlisted in the Union Army as a private on 7 August 1862 in Cleveland, Ohio, with Company A, 7th U.S. Infantry, 2nd Division. He participated in battles at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Suffering from measles, he was sent to Fort Schuyler, New York, on March 1864. After a ten-day furlough in the spring of 1864, he rejoined his company. He was promoted to corporal in December 1864 and was discharged on 7 August 1865 at Fort Clinch, Florida. Mr. Austin went to Lewis County, Kentucky, following his discharge and was married on 7 August 1866 to Alice Haselton, the daughter of Frederick and Nancy Smith Haselton. Daniel Austin was the son of Thomas and Hannah French Austin. Nine children were born to Daniel and Alice Austin: Lois L., Darwin F., Minnie A., Charles P., Esther V., George F., Hannah P., Hiley M., and Lorenzo C. After moving to Lewis County, Kentucky, Daniel Austin was engaged in farming. He made an application for a Civil War pension, but it is unknown if it were approved. How to Cite This Article Mann, Jean, “Daniel S. Austin,” The Nassau County Genealogist, 5 (Apr 1998): 37-38; html, Amelia Island Genealogical Society. (: accessed [date-today])….

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