Monday, August 31, 2009

John Riley Waddle 1830-1890

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 Riley Waddle, was born Feb. 27th 1830, died in Phelps Co., July 3d 1890, at 3 p.m., aged 60 ys. 4 ms. and 6 days. Singing, prayer, and remarks at the Watts Lawn Cemetery July 4th 1890 at 9 a.m. by J.J.. Watts. One son survives in M O and others east. Died at the J.W. Riden ridge place.

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