Monday, August 31, 2009

Abi (Hendrix) Sneed 1864-1902

This entry is from the J.J. Watts collection. John J. Watts hailed from Warren, Maine and moved to the northern Ozarks of Missouri sometime after the Civil War. He was a circuit-riding Baptist Minister and his territory covered Phelps, Pulaski, and Texas Counties and parts of Maries and Dent Counties. He established a cemetery, Watt’s Lawn, which is located 1 mile West of J Highway, near the Pulaski County-Phelps County line. This collection covers 1878-1912.

Sister Abi, wife of Thomas Sneed, and daughter of Rev. A. Hendrix, born in Rush Co., Indiana, May 23d 1864, and died in Rogers, Benton Co., Arkansas, April 30th 1902 at 7 o'clock p.m., aged 37 ys, 11 ms, & 7 ds. Sister Sneed was of a family of 7 children:
Elizabeth Jane, John Finley, Wm. A., Daniel F., Abi, our lamented sister, Mary Josephene, and Andrew J. 4 of whom survive, namely: Wm. A., Daniel T., Mary Josephene, & Andrew J. Nov. 4th 1883 our sister was united in marriage with Bro. Thomas Sneed, who survives her. She was mother of 6 children: Herbert E., Zina E., Perry E., Estella May, Alexander H., Leroy L. 4 surviving, Zina E.,Perry E., Alex. H., & Leroy L. Her oldest child Herbert Eugene Hendrix since the death of his mother has passed away. He died at W.W. Huffs at Coalhill, in Johnson Co., Ark., Sept. 11th 1902 at 11 o'clock a.m., aged 20 ys. 11 ms, & 22 ds. Herbert was raised by his grand parents and was dearly beloved by them. A funeral discourse was delivered at the Hopewell Ch. at Newtown, O ct. 2d 1902 at 11 a.m., from the text found in Phil. 1X21 Hymns on page 176, 2d hymn "Why should our tears in sorrow flow", & "We'ar floating down the stream of time". J.J. Watts

23 May, 1864 - 30 April, 1902

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