Sunday, August 30, 2009

Mrs. Eliza Ellen (Wilson) Perkins 1865-1895

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 1882-1912.

Mrs. Eliza Ellen Perkins, wife of Edward Perkins and daughter of Sally Merrell, maiden name Wilson. She was born in Piney Township, Pulaski County, MO, Feb. 15, 1865, died on the Elbow Hollow, in Pulaski County, MO, July 16, 1895, aged 30 ys, 5ms, and 1 day. Her remains were taken from her home to the cemetery at the Wagon Ford School House where I preached a funeral sermon from Rev. 21X25 at 4 p.m., July 17, 1895 after which her remains were laid at rest at 5 p.m. Relatives: Mother, 4 brothers and 1 sister. J.J. Watts

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