Austin, Thomas D.,



                                      Farmer, and proprietor of Spring Valley Farm, S. 7; P.O. Marshalltown; owns 360 acres of land, valued at $45 per acre; born Jan. 14, 1810 in Davie Co., N.C.; remained there until Dec. 1830, when he moved to Clinton Co., Ohio, where he followed farming and carpenter and joiner work to some extent; came from there to this county in the Fall of 1864, and on to his present farm in the Spring of 1865. He was married to Mary J. Austin in March, 1833, in Ohio; she was born June 29, 1809, in Charleston, West Va., have five children living—Samuel J., Alexander M., Elsworth S., Lydia E. and Mary E.; lost four—William F., Isabel A., Melinda E., Thomas J. Mr. Austin has been a member of the M.E. Church since 1832, and for many years has been a local minister in the Church; Republican.

                                      p.591, Le Grand Township




                             --Taken from “The History of Marshall County Iowa, Containing A History of the County, its Cities, Towns, &r.,” and published by Western Historical Company of Chicago in 1878.


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