Monday, August 31, 2009

Michael Woods 1858-1903

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.

Michael Woods died on Woodland Valley, near Moab P.O. in Pulaski Co., MO, March 25th 1903 at 11-30 p.m., aged 45 ys & 25 ds. A funeral at Pleasant Hill Church July 5th 1903 at 3 p.m.. Mr. Woods was born in Washington Co., MO, Feb. 28th 1858 and was a son of Mr. Michael M. & Susannah Woods and was of a family of 11 children as follows: By first wife.
1st Elvira Woods, born in Washington Co., MO, married & lives in Montage, Texas.
Children by 2d wife:
2d Julia Woods born in Washington Co., MO, died, aged 2 ys.
3d Michael Woods-subject of this notice
Children by 3rd wife:
4th Joseph
5th Alice A.
6th Benjamin Woods born Feb. 17th 1872.
7th Justina
8th Crocia
9th John Wesley Woods born Jan'y 22d 1878.
10th Andy Anderson Woods born Aug. 2d 1880
11th James Monroe Woods born ____, died ______.
8 of whom survive
March 5th 1883, he was united in marriage with Miss Amanda Jane Burgett & unto them were born 9 children, 7 surviving. A funeral discourse was preached at Moab S.H. July 5th 1903 at 3 p.m. from Isa. 48X10.

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