Monday, August 31, 2009

Elizabeth Caroline (Wofford) Trout 1825-1898

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.

Elizabeth Caroline Trout, was born in Henry county, Tennessee, July 31, 1825, died at Baldridge, in Pulaski county, Missouri, Nov. 19, 1898 at sunrise, aged 73 ys, 3 ms and 18 ds. Grandmaw Trout was a Wofford and in 1850 she married John R. Trout and had 8 girls and one boy. 4 girls and the boy survive her namely: Wm. W. Trout, Mrs. D. D. Boyt, Mrs. Elijah Noakes, Mrs. Tom Haley and Mrs. Julia Ann Lane. Nov. 20, 1898 at 3 p.m. she was buried at the Trout grave yard after service by Watts. Singing prayer and remarks. J. J. Watts

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