Monday, August 31, 2009

Mary Emeline (Honeycutt) Hendrix 1830-1898

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 Emeline, wife of Rev. Alexander Hendrix, was born in Stanley County, North Carolina, Oct. 11, 1830, maiden name Honeycutt. Her father died in North Carolina March 26, 1893. She married in Wilks County, North Carolina to Bro. A. Hendrix Feb. 20, 1851. She was the mother of 7 children, 5 of whom survive her, 29 grand children, 22 still living and 3 great grand children all living. 50 years ago sister Hendrix embraced _____, joined the M. E. Church and in a few years joined the old Union Baptist Church of Wilks County, North Carolina. She came with her husband and family to Rush county, Indiana, and joined the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and from there to Pulaski county, Missouri and joined the Friendship Church and from there to the Pleasant Grove Church of Phelps County, where her membership was at the time of her death which took place at New Town near Big Piney Post Office, in Pulaski county, MO, Aug. 10, 1898 at 10 o’clock and 5 min. p.m., aged 67 ys, 9 ms and 29 ds. Singing, prayer and remarks at the Hopewell grave yard Aug. 11, 1898. Hymns used in vocalist No’s 400 and 292. A funeral discourse was preached at Hopewell Church Oct. 16, 1898 at 11 a.m., Sun. by Bro. G. L. Schockley from John 14X1-2-3 and 2nd Tim. 4X6-7-8 assisted by myself using hymns 377-400-4__ and 478 in vocalist and Must Jesus bear the cross Alone. J. J. Watts

1 comment:

  1. Nice to see this! She was my great, great, great grandmother!