Sunday, August 30, 2009

Luther McCown 1879-1891

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.

Luther, son of George Sidney and Vitula McCown born in Butler Co., KY, Feb. 24th 1879, died in Piney Township, Pulaski Co., MO, July 26th 1891, aged 12 ys. 5 ms. and 2 ds. Singing, prayer, and remarks at the Watts Lawn Cemetery by J.J. Watts and Rev. A. He ndrix, July 27th 1891.

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