Monday, August 31, 2009

Mary (Earhart) Brown 1846-1898

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.

Mrs. Mary Brown, wife of John Brown, was born in Indiana Jan’y 4, 1846, the daughter of Isaac and Mary Earhart, both dead. She married John Brown Oct. 11, 1862. Came to Missouri and died near the Flat Post Office, Phelps County, Missouri, July 1, 1898 at 25 minutes to eleven o’clock p.m., aged 52 ys, 5 ms and 27 ds. She was from a family of 6 children, 4 of whom survives her namely: Mrs. Sarah Etherton of Dixie, Henderson County, Kentucky, Mrs. Nancy Brown of Corning, Clay County, Arkansas; and Mr. William Earheart and Miss Mamie Earhart, half-brother and half-sister, who resides at Eldorado, Saline County, Illinois. Sister Brown had 10 children all now living. Prayer and singing at the house by Bro. T. W. Dotson, sermon at the cemetery by Watts from Psalms 35X14, Sunday June 3, 1898, after which sister Brown was laid to rest. A very large congregation present. Elder J. J. Watts $1.00 paid

No comments:

Post a Comment