Austin Cemetery

Located in a vacant lot on the shore of Watauga River across from 852 Austin Springs Rd., Johnson City, TN. No markers were found.

GPS Location: 36.23.24N  082.20.61W   Elevation: 1227 ft.

Cemetery revisited 13 Sep 2004. The present property owner has cleared and had the cemetery surveyed. Six unmarked graves were found during this visit.

From Washington County Tombstones Inscriptions by Charles M. Bennett and the Watauga Association of Genealogists, Vol. I, with permission from Loraine B. Rae.

(These stones were found in 1976)

Mary J. Austin, May 31, 1884 – Aug. 19, 1886

Franklin C., son of Clisbe, Jr. and Mollie J. Austin, June 9, 1871 – March 3, 1879

Wm. Fredrick, son of Clisbe, Jr. and Mollie J. Austin, Feb. 7, 1876 – April 16, 1876.

Note: This is the Austin family from which Austin Springs took its name. Ben Pollock and others cleaned out this graveyard when young, and he reports there should be at least two more graves, the stones probably being covered with dirt by now. [1976] Arnie Hale.

1880 Census Washington County, Tennessee

Page 532 AUSTIN, Clisbe 77, Jane 67

Page 532 AUSTIN, F.H. 35, Martha A. 32, Sarah J. 11, Fanny H. 7, Jessie G. 8, Willie F. 2/12, Clisbe J. 33, Martha A. 27, Julia C. 7.

From Washington County, Tennessee Death Record Abstracts, 1908-1916 by Eddie M. Nikazy, p.98-99:

Gladis J. Phillips, born:  8 Jan 1914, parents:  W.L. Phillips (Yancey County, NC) and Florence Christie, death cause:  “broncho pneumonia,” buried Austin Springs, died:  6 Mar 1914, record (1914): 95.

Transcribed and photographed 21 Oct 2003 by John Bray, Donna Briggs, Bud Cox, Erica Estep, J.R. Hodges, Betty Jane Hylton, Bob Shell and Chester Willis.

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