Sunday, August 30, 2009

Florida Wilford Null 1877-1894

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.

Florida Wilford, son of Josiah and Hannah Null was born in Jefferson Co., MO, January 14th 1877, died in Piney T., Pulaski Co., MO, Oct. 20th 1894 at 8 p.m., aged 17 ys, 9 ms and 6 ds. A funeral sermon was preached at his fathers residence, from Psalms 89X48 by J.J. Watts, Oct 22d 1894 at 1 p.m., after which he was taken to the McCortney Cemetery where religious service was held by Rev. A Hendrix before he was buried at 3 p.m. Father, mother, 4 brothers, and 5 sisters survives him.

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