Monday, August 31, 2009

Sarah G.(Duncan) Henson 1829-1906

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.

Died at her home near Tribune, Post Office in Pulaski Co., MO, Sept. 26th 1906, Sarah G., wife of Andrew Jackson Henson, aged 76 ys., 10 ms., & 25 days. She was born in Jefferson Co., MO, Oct. 31th 1829 and was a daughter of the late Richard and Mary Duncan and was of a family of 11 children, 6 sons, & 5 daughters, all supposed to have passed away. Oct. 19th 1858 she was united in marriage with A.J. Henson at Oak Hill Methodist Church in Jefferson Co., MO, who survives her. One daughter was born unto them, Mary Alice Henson and who died Dec. 16th 1890, aged 26 ys, 4 ms, & 7 days. One grand-son survives, John Andrew Henson, born Sept. _0th 1888. Sister Henson & her twin sister Mary embraced a hope in Christ early in life & joined 1st the M.E. Church & later the Free Baptist Ch. I delivered a memorial discourse at Rolling Heath Ch. house Nov. 25th 1906 at 11 a.m. Text Phil. 1X21.

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