Stephen F Austin to Emily Perry, 05-16-1830

Summary: Inscription for tomb of Moses Austin and wife, by Austin. Biographical.

This Sacred to the memory of Moses Austin and Maria his wife; who departed this life at Hazel Bun St Francis County: the first, on the 10 of June 1821. and the latter on the 8 of January 1824.

Moses Austin was born at Durham, New Haven County State of Connecticut on the 4 of October 1765. and was the youngest child of the Family of Elias Austin

Maria his wife was born in Sussex County State or New Jersey 1 of Jany, 1768 and was the eldest daughter of Abia Brown— They emigrated to upper Louisiana from Virginia in 1798 and settled the Mine A Burton now called Potosi— in 1821 he opened a door for the settlement of Texas by North American Emigrants He was distinguished for enterprise, liberality, and an honorable character. She, by all the virtues of an affectionate wife and Mother

I wish my dear sister to shew the rough draft on the other page to Mr. Carr, and get his opinion, and such alterations as he may deem proper in fact I have only put the dates etc. without giving it a proper form. Mr. Perry can tell you that I have not even time to eat in quiet and I am now intruding upon the hours of sleep to commune a little with you—

May 16, 1830

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