Monday, August 31, 2009

Sherden Maze 1814-1902

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.

Sherden Maze born in Pulaski Co., KY, Dec. 28th 1814, and died near Moab, Pulaski Co., MO, Aug. 11th 1902 at 9 p.m., aged 87 ys, 7 ms, and 13 days. Was four times married and was father of 11 children. Two by first wife, 3 by second wife, 4 by third wife and two by 4th wife. She survives him. 3 children survive, Mrs. Nancy Ann Ferrell, James R. and George W. Maze. 13 grand children, 11 living. Bro. Maze was of a family of 11 child., 8 boys and 3 girls. On Wednesday Aug 13th at 10 o'clock a.m. service was held at the house by singing & prayer, after which his remains were taken charge of by the Masons and conveyed to the Dry Creek Cemetery where a funeral discourse was delivered by Watts, from Rev. 21X25. Then the Masonic ceremonies by Waynesville Lodge. Burial completed at 1-30 p.m.

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