Monday, August 31, 2009

James C. Wood 1855-1905

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.

James C. Wood died on Baldridge, Feb. 16th 1905 at 3 p.m., aged 49 ys, 2 ms, & 19 ds. Burial at the Wood Cemetery on Sat., Feb. 18th 1905, burial completed at 2 p.m. He left companion 7 children, one brother, Rufus M. Wood and 2 sisters, Mrs. Philander Tate, and Mrs. Wiley McLaughlin. Funeral service by me at the cemetery at 1 p.m., Sat. Feb. 18th.

28 November, 1855 - 16 February, 1905

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