Monday, August 31, 2009

Vitula McCown (Snell) 1856-1905

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.

Vitula McCown died near Edenville May 9th 1905, at 4-30 p.m., aged 47 ys, 10 ms, & 5 days, daughter of Perry & Ellender A. Snell, was born in Warren Co., KY, July 4th 1856, was of a family of 9 children, 3 surviving, namely: Wm. P. Snell, Nancy Ann Beck, & Sarah Cohorn all of KY. Mar. 3d 1874 was married to Geo. Sidney McCown and unto them were born 8 children, 7 still living and 7 grand child., 5 still living. Funeral sermon at the Watts Lawn Cemetery on Thurs. May 11th 1905 at 12-30 past noon from Isaiah 48X10. All the children present.

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