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C. Wayne Austin (#47030909)
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Bio Photo I am retired and when not busy with
family and church matters I spend
my time on family history and genealogy.
I try to visit old graveyards before
others who tend to focus only on their own
family or short change the survey
due to the effort required.
This has been a favorite pastime
since 2001, before Findagrave or

I am closely related to but a few
folks I add listings and photos for.
Obviously I don't know your family history so if you want it added send it in or request a transfer.
I have and support hundreds of thousands of listings and photos on my site and here.
I welcome anyone needing help on this or any other site I support including these two:

Southern Middle Tennessee:

North Middle Alabama:

My emphasis is cemetery location, or getting the grave listing into the correct cemetery. Please don't guess at it. I see so many errors on this site regarding that. If you are having problems with location feel free to ask me; I know about where every graveyard is located; and the proper cemetery name in northern Alabama and southern middle Tennessee. In other words I have cemetery books on the following counties and use these as my references:
Maury Co. Tennessee - Giles Co. Tennessee -Lincoln County Tennessee - Marshall Co. Tennessee - Bedford Co. Tennessee - Lawrence Co. Tennessee
Madison Co. Alabama Vol 1 & 11 - Limestone Co. Alabama - Bits and peices on Lawrence Co. Al Colbert Co. Alabama and Lauderdale County Al.

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JC Wilson
RE: William Young , b. 1793
Thanks for the info on William Young!! Let me know how I can help. It should be fairly simple to add the photo to William's page here:

Just click "add a photo for this person."

I'd love to know the location of this grave so I can help keep an eye on it; I don't live too far away. Let me know if I can help you in any way, or share information.
Added by JC Wilson on May 18, 2015 10:40 PM
RE: Florence Cem
That is fine. It is on the other one. I did not see it first before I saw yours!
Added by Oliver on May 04, 2015 6:35 PM
Martha Scott
Dance Cemetary
I know the pictures are recent but do you have plans to upload them to this site? I stumbled onto the rootsweb page where you have posted them after searching for them here.

Thanks for saving my DAR Supplement!

Martha Scott
Added by Martha Scott on Apr 17, 2015 8:02 PM
Kathleen Hill
Reaves Family Cemetery
Mr. Austin,
Thank you very much for approving my edit request to Link Alexander, George and John Reaves to their mother Elizabeth Caldwell Reaves.
Your great tombstone photos are much appreciated.
Kathleen Hill
Added by Kathleen Hill on Apr 16, 2015 10:15 PM
Donnie Stanford
Wayne, do you know who owns the land that Holt Cemetery is on?

Added by Donnie Stanford on Mar 31, 2015 8:07 PM
Marilyn Eddins Collins
RE: Photo contribution
Thanks so much - I really appreciate your help.
Added by Marilyn Eddins Collins on Mar 16, 2015 3:12 PM
Terry Magyar
East Cyruston Cemetery
Thanks for your informative reply. I really don't know if John Milligan was a slave owner or not. His will listed quite a few household items, most of which were purchased by his children, but it wasn't a huge list.

Sounds like this cemetery isn't maintained and might be overgrown. Visiting these cemeteries just after the Winter snows are gone, but before Spring blossoms, may be best.

Good luck to you. I hope you can find time to stop at this cemetery and take a few photos for sharing at Find A Grave. Thanks again.

Added by Terry Magyar on Mar 11, 2015 7:37 AM
Terry Magyar
dirty, muddy tombstones
informal, free advice, lol

I always photograph tombstones as I find them, but they can be difficult to read. So, I take a two gallon plastic garden sprayer with me and a couple gallons of water in milk jugs. This sprayer doesn't yield any water pressure, but spraying dirty tombstones may make them easier to read. It may simply wash off some dirt.

Simply adding some water makes some stones more reflective in the sun. Spraying water on a black marker will make it easier to read. I don't believe this has ever damaged any tombstones.

For tombstones laying down, I inspect them again after some of the water has evaporated. Water may have puddled in the engraved letters, which results in a more readable tombstone photo.

On hot days I take plenty of water for myself. I use plastic water bottles, which are filled 1/4 to 1/2 with frozen water. I fill the remainder of the bottle with tap water. Keep them in a small cooler or a shady spot at the cemetery and you'll have cool drinking water all day.

Good luck in all your adventures.
Added by Terry Magyar on Mar 09, 2015 12:00 PM
Terry Magyar
East Cyruston Cemetery
I have the only memorial for East Cyruston Cemetery, Lincoln Co., TN, #87984824. I didn't make this cemetery, I simply added one memorial to an empty cemetery. So, I was thinking the name may have changed ?

At this moment, I don't remember my source for this cemetery name, but I didn't make it up. I do know names change, cemeteries have multiple names and sometimes they get lost, lol.

If you have any advice regarding this, I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
Added by Terry Magyar on Mar 09, 2015 11:38 AM
Terry Magyar
Pinkney Lee Pylant
I can hardly believe you found old Pinkney. Thank you so much for taking this photo.

If you ever come across John and Isabella Milliken, please photograph their tombstones. They lived their married life on a farm in Lincoln Co., TN.

See memorial# 87984824

You made my day,

Added by Terry Magyar on Mar 09, 2015 11:28 AM
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