Monday, August 31, 2009

Elizabeth (Miller) Steward 1829-1902

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.

Elizabeth Steward born in Hart Co., KY, May 3d 1829, died near Tribune, Pulaski Co., MO, March 10th 1902, aged 72 ys, 10 ms, & 7 ds. Sister Steward was a daughter. of Jacob & Lydia Ann Miller & of a family of 10 children, one bro. living, Fielding H. Miller, was living when last heard from in Hart Co. May 17th 1849, sister Steward was married to Bro. James Steward in Hart Co., KY, and unto them were born 12 children, 9 of whom survive. Her grand children No. 51, 14 of that No. are dead and 37 living. Her great grand children No. 11, 2 of them are dead and 9 living. Aug. 31st 1902 at 11 a.m. at Friendship Church her funeral sermon was by J.J. Watts, from Phil 1X21. Estimated 300 people present. Hymns used "The bosom where I oft have lain"

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  1. Elizabeth Miller Steward and husband James Steward are buried at Friendship Cemetery which is presently located on Fort Leonard Wood property.