Monday, August 31, 2009

Robert Sidney McCown 1898-1900

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.

Robert Sidney, son of Perry Eli and Matilda Ellen McCown, born in Piney T., June 18th 1898, died in Piney Township, Pulaski Co., MO, Sept. 13th 1900 at 2 a.m., aged 2 ys, 2 ms, and 25 ds. A funeral discourse was preached at the McCourtney Cemetery, from Rev. 7X9 to 17 and hymn page 6 "Almighty Maker of my frame", Sept 13th 1900 at 5 p.m., we laid him to rest.

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