The inscription on Thomas Austin's headstone in the Old Reformed Church Graveyard in Sharpsburg, Washington Co., Maryland reads: "Thomas Austin Who departed this life, March 2nd 1843, Aged 75 years, 9 months and 1 day." This would yield a birth date of 1 Jun 1767.
Thomas married first a woman (name unknown) and had four children. The names of only two are known: Joseph B. and Nancy. Thomas married second Mary Shirley on 13 Dec 1816 in Hagerstown, Washngton Co., Maryland and had two more children: Thomas Gilmore and another child whose name is unknown. Mary Shirley was born 7 Jan 1772 in Jefferson Co., Virginia and died 7 Oct 1839 in Sharpsburg.
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