Monday, August 31, 2009

Isabelle Adelia Ross 1853-1897

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.

Isabelle Adelia, wife of James H. Ross, was born in Pulaski County, MO, Dec. 15, 1853, died in Piney Township, Pulaski County, MO, March 5, 1897 at 7 a.m., aged 43 ys, 2 ms, and 18 ds. Prayer by Bro. Hendrix, exertation by J. J. Watts at the Hopewell Cemetery March 7, 1897 at 3 p.m. Husband-10 children living and 2 dead-of a family of 12-7 living. A funeral discourse at Hopewell Church by T. J. Zumwalt, Sept. 18, 1898 at 11 a.m. Sunday. I assisted text Gal. 3X9. Hymn 299 and 436. J. J. Watts

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