Stephen F. Austin

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Stephen F. Austin

Stephen Fuller Austin (November 3, 1793 – December 27, 1836) was a American empresario born in Virginia and raised in southeastern Missouri.He led the second, and ultimately successful, colonization of the region by bringing 300 families from the U.S.He planned settlement of Texas in 1821 and 1830.In 1822 he managed to claim a large tract between the Colorado and brazos river and started to settle Americans there.In all, more than 1,200 families were brought to the area through Austin's efforts, earning him the title “Father of Texas.”
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