Monday, August 31, 2009

Iona Tennessee Underwood 1894-1897

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.

Iona Tennessee, daughter of P.M. and Sarah E. Underwood, was born in Piney Township, Pulaski County, MO, Sept. 30, 1894 and died at the same place Sept. 18, 1897 at 12 noon, aged 2 ys, 11 ms, and 18 ds. A funeral discourse was preached at the Watts Lawn Cemetery from the text found in Matthew 18X10, Sept. 19, 1897, at 3 o’clock p.m. Sunday. Father, Mother, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, Grandmother and husband all living and present. J. J. Watts

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