AUSTIN HAD NO GREATER CHAMPION THAN HIS COUSIN

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by Bartee Haile

Mary Austin Holley landed at Galveston on Feb. 6, 1843 on her fifth and final visit to her dead cousin’s former colony.

When Stephen F. Austin was 11 years old, his father Moses sent him back east to stay with relatives the boy barely knew. From 1804 until 1807, the future “Father of Texas” studied at an academy in New Haven, Connecticut and got acquainted with his kinfolks.

 

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