Monday, August 31, 2009

Dolphus Hermon Mackelfresh 1896-1898

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.

Dolphus Hermon, son of Quiler and Nancy Ann Mackelfresh, was born in Piney Township, July 1, 1896, and died in Piney Township, Feb. 12, 1898, at 11 a.m., aged 1 yr, 7 ms and 11ds. He was buried at the McCourtney Grave Yard Feb. 13, 1898 at 4 p.m. Remarks by Watts---A funeral sermon was preached by Watts at the Ellsworth Church, from the text Rev. 21X4 at 11 o’clock a.m. April 10, 1898. J. J. Watts

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