Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sarah Merrell 1840-1897

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 1882-1912.

Mrs. Sarah, wife of Benjamin Franklin Merrell, was born in Fulton County, Ark. Nov. 15, 1840, died on the Woodland Hollow, near Moab Post Office, Pulaski County, MO, Jan’y 26, 1897, at 8:35 p.m., aged 56 ys, 2 ms, and 11 ds. Service at Watts Lawn Cemetery, Jan’y 28, 1897 at 3 p.m. and a funeral sermon at Pleasant Hill Church May 23, 1897 at 11 a.m. Sunday, from 21X25. J. J. Watts

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