- Existence: 1757? - 1794
Austin was an enslaved man who worked as a waiter at George Washington's Mount Vernon. He was owned by the estate of Martha Washington's first husband, Daniel Parke Custis. He passed away in 1794 after sustaining injuries during travel, trying to cross a river near Harford, Maryland.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
In this letter Martha asks Fanny to send with Austin, her servant, several muslin borders which Charlot was to hem. Also, Martha insists that "you must let me know if you are in a certain way and when the event will happen,..." Expects to be home "about the first of August" and wonders "... is B[etty] Lewis married -".