Monday, August 31, 2009

Minnie Manes (February 24, 1899) & Merilda May Manes( 1895-1896)

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.

Minnie, daughter of James and Menerva Manes was born dead on Feb. 24, 1889. Taken up from the farm of Sam’l Brookshire Jan’y 10, 1896 and reburied at the Watts Lawn Cemetery. Also Meridla May, daughter of James and Menerva Manes was born on December 31, 1895 at sunrise and died in the same place Teasly Hollow, Phelps County, MO 5:30 p.m. January 8, 1896, aged 8 days. Both children were buried in one box at the Watts Lawn Cemetery, January 10, 1896 at 2 p.m. Prayer and remarks by Rev. J. J. Watts. Father, Mother, and 8 children survive.

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