Monday, August 31, 2009

John Perry Shackelford 1882-1904

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.

John Perry, son of Thomas B. & the late Sarah Ann Shackelford, died in Rolla, Phelps Co., MO, Tues. eve., at half past 8 o'clock April 19th 1904, aged 22 ys, & 12 ds. Was of a family of 8 children, 5 of whom survive him, with their father. His remains were taken to Franks by train & out to Pisgah Ch. where I preached a funeral discourse from Rev. 22X25 after which he was buried in the Pisgah Cemetery at 5 p.m., Thur. eve., April 21st 1904. The father, Thomas B., died in Rolla, Feb. 27th 1905 aged 67 ys.

7 April, 1882 - 19 April, 1904

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