Philip Austin is the third son of Solomon Austin and m Mary Slaght, a sister of his eldest brother’s (Solomon Jr.) wife, and had a family of 16 children.
In the War of 1812, true to their principles of loyalty, Solomon Sr., having previously fought in the American Revolutionary War, along with his four sons, Solomon Jr., Jonathan, Phillip and Moses shouldered their muskets and marched under Brock to fight the hated “Yankees,” once more.
They fought at Malcolm’s Mills (Oakland), Fort Malden, and Lundy’s Lane. In the 2nd Regiment Norfolk Militia two of the sons soon obtained the rank of captain.
Veteran SummaryPhillip Austin
Unknown, 2nd Regiment Norfolk Militia
Place of Birth
Orange County, NC, USA
Place of Death
Woodstock, Norfolk, ON, CAN
Died on: 17 OCT 1876
Reason: Old Age
Location of Grave
Woodhouse United Church Cemetery, Halfway House Corner
Haldimand-Norfolk Regional Municipality, ON, CAN
Latitude: 42.784049N Longitude: -80.284088