Stephen F Austin
By: Heather Hux And Lucy Martinez
Austin Was a Great Man But Never Married
BY late 1825, Austin had brought the first 300 families to his settlement, the Austin Colony
Death and Estate
In December 1836, Austin was the new capitol of Columbia where he caught a severe cold; his condition worsened. Doctors were called in, but could not help him. Austin died of pneumonia on December 27,1836.He was at the home of George B McKinstry near what is now West Columbia,Texas. He was 43.
Stephen F. Austin's Contribution to Texas
Stephan F. Austin (November 3, 1793-December 27, 1836) was an American empresario born in Virginia and raised in southeastern Missouri. Known as the Father of Texas, he led the second, and ultimately successful, colonization of the region by bringing 300 families from the United States to the region in 1825.