Sunday, August 30, 2009

Jesse Lawrence McMahan 1894-1895

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.

Jesse Lawrence, son of Frona McMahan, was born in Piney Township, Pulaski County, MO, Aug. 13, 1894, died same place on Oct. 20, 1895 at 10 p.m., aged 1 yr, 2 ms, and 7ds. Singing and prayer at the Watts Lawn Cemetery by J. J. Watts on Oct 21, 1895 at 5 p.m. Monday.

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