Monday, August 31, 2009

James A. Steward 1831-1908

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.

Bro. James A. Steward died at Wesley Logan's near Fyan Post Office, Pulaski Co., MO., April 18th 1908 at 6 p.m., aged 76 ys., 8 ms., & 1 day. I attended his burial at Friendship Ch. April 20th 1908 at 12 noon. And his funeral sermon was preached at Friendship Ch . Sept. 6th 1908 at 11 a.m. from Isaiah 48X10. His children were all present, but Hardin & John Steward.

1831-18 April, 1908

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