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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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Judy B. Forgos
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RE: Frances Smith Sandidge
Thanks, I appreciate the Sandidge Cemetery update. I wonder if the surrounding land still belongs to the Stegar family. The area is called Stegar's Bend. Their grocery stood there until about 1970, I think, when a tornado hit it. The moved away but I think I can locate one of the daughters. I'll try to go to Madison Co Courthouse sometime and look up the current ownership record. Then we'd know for sure.
Question: where did you get the photos of the Sandidge stones?
Thanks again.
Added by Grayson on Dec 06, 2014 3:19 PM
charles klingel
Phagan Jane
Wayne thanks for the photo for Jane.
Added by charles klingel on Oct 29, 2014 7:57 AM
David Birdsong
McDaniel Cemetery Lincoln County TN
Hello Mr Austin,
My name is David Birdsong and I'm in Nashville, TN. I have just learned of this site and done some looking and found this cemetery. I have been maintaining this cemetery for close to 10 years now. My mother was Jean March Birdsong and was born just down the road about 1/2 mile and raised in Delina. I never knew this cemetery existed but Mom asked me to go down there and clear it off. It was a real mess. I believe that it was around 2007 when I covered it with the gravel so that it would be easier to keep cleared of the weeds. It is a labor of love for me.
Mom has since passed now and she and dad are buried nearby in the Medium Cemetery.
My contact info is and my cell is 615-519-4482
Added by David Birdsong on Oct 25, 2014 9:10 PM
Shirley Patrick
Preuit cemetery

would you give me exact location of this cemetery.

and also the location of Oakwood Cemetery
my grandmother was a Bates and her half brother was a Preuit.

Thanks you

Shirley Patrick

Added by Shirley Patrick on Oct 21, 2014 8:30 PM
RE: Messed up
Thanks, Wayne. I'm thinking that find a grave probably won't want to mess with clearing up Old Mount Hermon Cemetery. Stick with what your sure of, I guess.
Added by Genealogist on Oct 13, 2014 7:56 PM
Judy Montoya Curbow
Mary Barlar Ayers
I have made the correction to her bio that you suggested (corrected the spelling of Phillips). Thank you for noticing the error and letting me know. Best regards, Judy
Added by Judy Montoya Curbow on Aug 30, 2014 3:59 PM
Gene Bivins
Find A Grave Memorial# 125336696
Jemima Crockett Bivens (correct sp.) is my 4th great grandmother. I can't tell from the page who is currently maintaining the memorial. I would be willing to take it over if no one else is. I currently have charge of several of the Bivens/Bivins family memorials.
Added by Gene Bivins on Jul 25, 2014 2:13 AM
Dennis Little
Horace Jerry Hollan
Mr. Austin,

Thank you for your post on Findagrave for Horace Jerry Holland. He was my grandfather's first cousin and I remember him and his second wife, Mildred, with great affection.

May I have your permission to add your bio on Horace to and, of course, credit you?

Kind regards,
Dennis Little
Added by Dennis Little on Apr 01, 2014 12:03 PM
Hello C. Wayne Austin. Thank you for all your work, it is impressive. I wondered, do you search your Bedford Co. Cem. Books for people? I have been unable to locate a few graves of my Freeman and Dixon ancestors from Bedford County. I have been to both Bedford, TN, and Izard, AR and cannot locate them either place. They are; Russell Freeman (wife Celia Good)
and Polly Hill-Dixon (husband Matthew). Thank you. If you happen to find either, it would be great. Genealogist47336229
Added by Genealogist on Mar 07, 2014 10:17 AM
Tonya Wallace
Alexander black cemetery
Thank you very much sir for posting where my families cemetery is.Now Im going on the hunt for more info. Many blessings
Added by Tonya Wallace on Jan 09, 2014 11:01 AM
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