Monday, August 31, 2009

William C. Turley 1823-1900

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.

Mr. William C. Turley was born near Moorefield, in Hardy Co., West Virginia. Married Miss Sue McMakin and died at Mr. Jeremiah Hedricks near Arlington, Phelps Co., MO, Dec. 26th 1900, aged 66. He was buried at the Glover Cemetery Dec. 28th 1900 and January 21st 1901 was taken up and taken to the Pisgah Ch. near Dixon, Pulaski Co., MO, and reburied Jan'y 22d 1901 after a funeral discourse at the Pisgah Ch. from Phil 1X23. Hymns on page 101-122 at 11 o'clock and reburied at 12:30 p.m. Father of 2 children a boy and a girl. The son survives and lives in Washington. His wife and daughter both are dead. J.J. Watts

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