I am looking for information about a gristmill in or near Sardis City, Marshall Co., Alabama. Sardis City is near Boaz, Alabama.It was owned firstly by Columbus S.Hand, who had the nickname, "Uncle Darlin' Hand" This is my great uncle. He sold the gristmill to Joel Ezra Johnson in 1930 or so. Mr. Johnson later had a grocery store in or near the gristmill.William A. Brown later bought the land in or near the gristmill.His wife owns a feed store there as of 2010.I spoke with her, she does not know about my Uncle Columbus. I found information about the gristmill, in the Etowah Co., Alabama history book in a library.
I am also looking for the burial place of Columbus S. Hand and his two wives, Mary and Minnie Hand, respectively.Columbus was the adoptive father of his own niece, Bertha Mae Hand, she married Otis Gill.They also lived in the Boaz Al. area, I wish to know where they are buried.They may be buried in Arab, Al., I have searched, but did not find their burial places either.
If anyone can cast more information about this and the gristmill's history and my great uncle, Columbus Hand, I will appreciate it.
Many thanks, Lisa.
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