Sunday, August 30, 2009

Mrs. Sarah Jane Thompson 1852-1893

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. Sarah Jane, wife of Joseph A. Thompson, born in near Spring Creek Post Office, Phelps Co., MO, Nov. 11th 1852, died on Big Piney, Pulaski Co., Feb. 28th 1893, aged 40 ys. 3 ms. and 14 ds. A funeral sermon was preached at the Thompson Cemetery from Isaiah 48 X 10 by J.J. Watts, March 2d 1893 at 12 noon. Husband, Mother, 5 children living and 1 dead.

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