Cemeteries in Lincoln County, Missouri
Nelson Watts Cemetery
Source: Gone But Not Forgotten, Vol. VIII, p. 172..
Census by: (unknown).
Location (in GBNF): Located on South Sixth street, Elsberry, Missouri.
Nelson Watts was a wealthy bachelor and owned many slaves. He lived in the first brick house built in Lincoln County, which was
situated on the hillside sloping down from the east to the Bluff Road, now Seventh street, about where the Church Of God In Christ
now stands. His orchard in which, according to the customs of the time, he and his slaves were buried extended east from the
bluff road. When South Sixth street was surveyed through it from Broadway to Lost Creek, the new street bisected both the orchard
and the old cemetery, and for many years the limestone markers could be seen in the street. All others are gone with the
exception of Nelson Watts stone, located between the margin of the street and the sidewalk in the second block from Broadway,
which bears the following inscription.
"Nelson Watts", Born in Albemarle County, (Virginia) March 12, 1790 Died-March 2. 1868.
References: Census, History Of Elsberry, 1673-1955, by Clarence Cannon.
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