Monday, August 31, 2009

George Sidney McCown 1851-1892

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 1878-1912.

George Sidney McCown born in Butler Co., KY, Aug. 13th 1851, died near Pine Hollow in Texas Co., MO, March 12th 1892, aged 42 ys. 6 ms. and 29ds. Singing and prayer by J.J. Watts at the Watts Lawn Cemetery. Remarks by Rev. A Hendrix, Mar. 14th 1892 at 3 p .m. Widow and 6 children, 2 brothers and 2 sisters survives him. Buried by the Hopewell Union.

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