Monday, August 31, 2009

Marion Houston Ousley 1870-1899

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.

Marion Houston Ousley, was born at the C. Ousley home on Piney River - 3 miles below Pillman’s store on May 22, 1870, in Pulaski County, Missouri, and died up on the hill on same farm, but in Phelps County, Missouri, April 26, 1899 at 10 minutes past 2 p.m., aged 28 ys, 11 ms and 4 ds. Burial and funeral sermon preached by me at the C. Ousley Cemetery, April 28, 1899 at 11 a.m. Rev. 7X9 to 17. J. J. Watts

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