Greenville County, South Carolina Cemeteries
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Austin Cemetery

Information retrieved from "Mauldin's Legacy and It's People" by Walker, Forrester, Clyde and Fisher.

Transcribed by Andrew Staton

This cemetery is the oldest in this area and is located at Holly Tree Country Club, left side of the #13 hole. This was teh original site of the Nathaniel Austin Homestead, off Highway 14, east of Simpsonville, where Nathaniel Austin settled in 1760. It is near Gilder's Creek. Every vestage of the original home, and the second home that Nathaniel built on the same site, has now disappeared.

Family tradition is that Mary Austin, who was killed by Indians, is buried there. She was Nathaniel's daughter. He had 10 sons who fought in the American Revolution and his descendents still own part of the property, and have built several homes on it.

There were several graves marked by fieldstones. Only one stone is named and dated. It is: Nathaniel Austin S., Captain S. C. Militia, 1720-1800 Revolutionary War.

 

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