Monday, August 31, 2009

Cora Catherine (Ballard) Hamilton 1872-1902

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.

Mrs. Cora Catherine, wife of Thomas Felix Hamilton, was born in Pulaski Co, MO, July 31st 1872, died on Piney (3 miles below Spring Creek) Pulaski Co., MO, Oct 5th 1902 at 3 a.m., aged 30 ys, 2 ms, & 4 ds, leaving a husband and 6 children & step mother, and was of a family of 10 children, and daughter of the late Bland N. and Sarah Margaret Ballard. Mr. Ballard was twice married by his 1st wife they had 6 children, 3 now living. And by his 2d marriage there was 4 children, all living. In the family of 10 children, 7 survive. A funeral discourse was preached at the R.A. Hamilton Cemetery, Oct 6th at 2 p.m.,Mon., from 1st Cor. 13X12. Hymns "Further on" & on page 25, "Come my dear friends and mourn with me".

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