Monday, August 31, 2009

Roanna Elizabeth (McMahan) Ashworth 1867-1904

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.

Roanna Elizabeth (McMahan) widow of Joseph Ashworth, Sen., died near Duke, MO, June 11th 1904 at 5 p.m., aged 36 ys, 11 ms, & 6 ds. Living 3 children and 3 children dead before her. Was of a family of 13 children, 9 of that No. still survive. A funeral discourse was delivered at the Watts Lawn Cemetery, June 12th 1904 at 3 p.m., from Rev. 21X25 & hymns 34 "Further on" & 75 "I will sing you a song" & 101 "My Heavenly home is bright & fair" were used, and at 4 o'clock the interment was completed.

5 July, 1867 - 11 June, 1904

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