Monday, August 31, 2009

William Pugh 1810-1899

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.

Bro. William Pugh, was born in Carroll Co., Ohio, April 6th 1810, was of a family of 3, one survives. Bro. Pugh, married in Ohio to Miss Margaret Parmer and from their marriage 9 children were born unto them of whom 5 survive him. 5 ys ago he came to Phelps Co., MO, to live with his son-in-law, John Faulk & where he was cared for until he died June 15th 1899 at 6 a.m., aged 89 ys, 2 ms, & 10 ds. I preached his funeral sermon at John Faulk’s house June 16th 1899 at 2 p.m. Fri. from 1st Thess. 4X13 & 14 verses & hymns 382 & 293 vocalist - after which we followed him to the C. Ousley Cemetery and laid him to rest at 4 p.m. on Fri June 16th 1899.

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