Sunday, August 30, 2009

Maranda Elkins 1858-1894

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.

Maranda, wife of James M. Elkins, born in Pulaski Co., MO, Apr. 17th 1858, died in Piney T. Pulaski Co., Feb. 23rd 1894 aged 35 ys, 10 ms, and 6 days. A funeral sermon was preached at their residence, from 1st Thes. 4X13 & 14 verses, by J.J. Watts Feb. 24th 1894 at 11 a.m., after which the remains were taken to the Bradford Cemetery and buried. Husband, 7 children, and mother survives.

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