Sunday, August 30, 2009

Frances Mary (John) Holcomb 1861-1892

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.

Mrs. Frances Mary, wife of Walter (nee John) Holcomb, was born in Pulaski Co., MO, Feb 24th, 1861, died at Edgar Springs, Phelps Co., March 4th 1892, aged 31 ys. and 9 days. Singing, Prayer and remarks at the Haley/O'Maley Cemetery by J.J. Watts, March 6th 1892 at 2 p.m. Sun. husband and 2 children survive, 2 children dead. son Joshua Franklin born Dec. 6, 1882. Later-Walter Holcomb died in Dixon March 13th 1901, aged 46 ys. born Apr. m. at-22.

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