Sunday, August 30, 2009

James McMahan 1820-1893

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 1882-1912.

James McMahan, was born in Lawrence Co. Illinois, May 6th 1820, died in Piney Township, Pulaski Co., MO, Oct. 10th 1893, aged 73 ys. 5 ms. and 4 ds. Singing, prayer, and remarks were made at the Watts Lawn Cemetery, by J.J. Watts assisted by Rev. A. Hendri x, Oct. 11th 1893. A funeral sermon was at the Hopewell Baptist Church from Psalms 84 X 48 by Rev. A Hendrix, Aug. 19th 1894 at 11 a.m., Sun. assisted by J.J. Watts.

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