Monday, August 31, 2009

Mary Blanch Welch 1900-1904

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.

Mary Blanch, daughter of James A. and Sarah Ann Welch, was born on the Freeman farm on Big Piney River August 24th 1900 and died same place Feb. 24th 1904, 11 a.m., aged 3 ys & 6 ms. Was of a family of 9 children, 7 of whom survive. Was buried at Newtown (Big Piney P.O.) Pulaski Co., MO, on Thur. Feb. 25th 1904 at 3 O'clock p.m. Service of singing, remarks, and prayer by J.J. Watts.

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