Monday, August 31, 2009

William Walton McDonald 1821-1896

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.

William Walton McDonald, was a son of James A. and Lucinda (Hawkins) McDonald, and was born in St. Louis County, MO, near Bridgeton, March 24, 1821 and died in Piney Township, Pulaski County, MO, Oct. 23, 1896, aged 75 ys, 6 ms, and 29 ds. A funeral discourse was preached at the Hopewell Church in Piney Township, May 30, 1897 by Rev. T. J. Zumwalt from 1st Thess. 4X14 assisted by Rev. J. J. Watts at 11 a.m., Sunday, May 30, 1897--2 sisters, 3 brothers, widow, 7 children living. J. J. Watts

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