Monday, August 31, 2009

Sarah Henderson February 28 - September 14, 1901

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.

Sarah, daughter of John and the late Bertha (Sparks) Henderson, (the only child), was born at Arlington, Feb. 28th 1901 and died at Arlington, Sept. 14th 1901, aged 6 ms & 16 ds, was brought to the Pisgah Ch. where a funeral sermon was preached at 12-30 p.m ., Sun., Sept. 15th 1901 from Matt. 18X10 using hymns on page 7, "Alas how changed that lovely flower". Only a father surviving.

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