Monday, August 31, 2009

Sarah Elizabeth (York) Shockley 1866-1903

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.

Sister Sarah Elizabeth Shockley, beloved wife of Wm. Wesley Shockley, was born at the S.H. Stuart farm in Pulaski Co., MO, Oct. 10th 1866, and died Oct. 20th 1903 at 15 min past midnight (morning) near Decker P.O., age 37 ys, and 10 ds. Sister Shockley was a daughter of the late Jasper and Nancy Jane York (nee Logan) ___ had 2 children Rufus & Sarah E. And of the Atterberry _____ there were 8 child. making 10 child in all. 6 are living. Burial service at the Dry Creek Cemetery Oct. 20th 1903 at 5 p.m. Tues. Oct 15th 1882 she was united in marriage with Wm. W. Shockley, and the mother of 10 children, all living.

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