Sunday, August 30, 2009

Bessie May Page February 29, 1896 - July 10, 1896

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 1882-1912.

Bessie May, daughter of Joseph Franklin and Annie Jane Page, was born in Piney Township, Pulaski County, MO, Feb. 29, 1896 and died at same place, July 10, 1896, aged 4 ms and 11 ds. I preached a funeral sermon at the Hopewell Church from Rev. 7X9 verse, July 11, 1896 at 1 p.m. Burial at Bayou Grave Yard. Father, Mother, 2 children, 2 grand parents survive. J. J. Watts

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