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1761, Oct 41784-18211821, Jun 10
an American businessman and pioneer who played a large part in the development of the lead industry in the early United States. He was the father of Stephen F. Austin, one of the earliest American settlers of Texas, which was at the time part of Mexico. After receiving a land grant from the Spanish Crown in 1820, Moses Austin planned to be the first to establish an Anglo-American settlement in Spanish Texas, but he died before his dream was realized.
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12/26/1820-Moses Austin asks Spanish for Texas colony
01/17/1821-Mexico permits Moses Austin and 300 U.S. families to settle in Texas 
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18211821, Jun 10

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