Monday, August 31, 2009

Mary Keeton March-June 1897

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, daughter of William Lenox, and Sarah Keeton, was born in the Ramsey Bend, in Piney Township, Pulaski County, MO March 6, 1897 and died at the same place, June 18, 1897, aged 3 ms and 12 ds. Was buried at Watts Lawn, June 19, 1897 at 11 a.m., Sat., after, reading, remarks, singing and prayer by Watts. Father, Mother, and one brother survive. J. J. Watts

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