Monday, August 31, 2009

Mary Jane Peterson 1840-1903

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 Jane, wife of Rev. W.C. Peterson, died in Waynesville Oct. 30th 1903, aged 63 ys, 7 ms, & 2 ds. Funeral sermon at Stoutland Oct. 30th 1904 by Watts from Psalms 35X14. Three sons & 1 sister, husband present.

28 March, 1840 - 30 October, 1903

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