Monday, August 31, 2009

Francis Marion Mathis 1856-1909

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.

Mr. Francis Marion Mathis, died near Waynesville, MO, Mar. 7th 1909 at 20 minutes to 4 p.m., aged 52 ys., 11 ms., & 6 ds. Was taken to the Smith Cemetery near Edgar Springs, Mar. 9th and buried by the side of his mother & father at 4 p.m., service at the cemetery by Watts, Mar. 9th 1909 at 4 p.m., Tues.

1 April, 1856 - 7 March, 1909

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