I read Moses Austin left Austinville with his son Stephen F Austin (of Texas fame)after the panic of 1800 something or other they lost it all and left Virginia (more or less).
What happened to Moses brother (also named Steven)? Together with Moses they shared the lead business there. Stephen F Austin was named after Moses brother and partner.
Did Stephen stay in Austinville, in Virginia? He may be a relation to my Joseph Austin, who I am told is related to Stephen F Austin of Texas somehow. I think it may be Moses Austin's brother that is my more or less my direct line as Stephen F Austin of Texas left no heirs. Stephen F Austin of Texas did have a brother James which is the other path I am following. Thanks!