Monday, August 31, 2009

Lenna Elizabeth Ousley 1893-1900

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.

Lenna Elizabeth, daughter of James S. and Leean Ousley, born in Liberty T., Phelps Co., MO, Sept. 15th 1893, died on the L. Black farm, near Spring Creek Post Office in Phelps Co., March 12th 1900, 10 min past 9 a.m., aged 6 ys, 5 ms, & 27 ds. A funeral sermon was delivered by me at the C. Ousley Cemetery, March 13th 1900 at 2 p.m., Tues. from 1st Cor. 13X12 using hymns "As vernal flowers that scent the morn" 2d "Mary to the Saviours Tomb" & 3d "My Heavenly home is bright & fair". Survived by father & mother, 4 brothers & 4 sisters.

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