Also known as Moss Cemetery, Boland Cemetery, Paint Rock Cemetery, Bowen Cemetery.


 Deslet Shannon  Co MO


CR 626 Reynolds/Shannon County Line


Paint Rock Map


Take highway 106 to highway HH.  Take a left on HH and go approximately 3.1 miles to the Current River Conservation sign on the left at the top of a steep hill. Take this left at the sign onto Trail 15 for approximatley 2.4 miles. Arrive at Trail 16 on the right. Turn right and travel approximately 2 miles to a "T" in the road. This road is Paint Rock Road or at some point, County Road 626. (There are no road signs at this point to indicate) Take a left at this "T" and travel approximately 4/10th mile to a road on the right that goes uphill and forks. If the blue "Cemetery" sign is still there, it will be on the left fork. Follow this road approximately 1/10th mile to the fenced in cemetery.
A car should be able to travel this. If it has been raining alot, some of the creeks will be running, so take this into consideration before heading out. Most of it is NOT mowed. Wear long pants and bring bug spray. You might need something to knock down the weeds if you are looking to take pictures.



Updated Jan 27, 2014



Adair, BetsAnn Elizabeth 'Annie' Hedrick    Oct. 16, 1867 - Nov. 24, 1959.    Daughter of Wesley Hedrick and Margaret Hanger. Memorial


Adair, John    Dec. 9, 1897 - Aug. 1, 1936.    Son of Henry Adair of Arkansas and Betsy Ann Hedrick of Missouri. Husband of Leona. He was a tie maker. Died in an accident. Apparently he was riding on a log truck when the truck went off the road and the logs crushed him.


Adier, John Henry, Jr.    Nov. 25, 1862 - May 16, 1940.    Son of John Henry Adier, Sr., of Arkansas and Caroline Dawson of Missouri. Husband of Anna. Died of interstitial nephritis and hypertension.

1910 census Reynolds county
Head: Henry Adier M 47 Arkansas, Wife: Annie Adier F 36 Missouri; Son: John W Adier M 14 Missouri

1930 census Carter county
Head: Henry Adair M 67 Missouri; Wife Annie Adair F 57 Missouri

1940 census Carter county
Head: John H Adair M 77 Arkansas; Wife: Annie L Adair F 73 Missouri


Baty,  Elmer Abe     Mar. 17, 1863 - Nov. 17, 1940.     MO Death Cert.#44050: Widower of Addie. Son of Alfred Baty (Iowa) & Sarah Clark (Iowa). Born at Jackson Co IA; died at Eminence. Elmer W. Baty of Van Buren was informant.


Note: Elmer Baty's wife was Syntha Adaline Saig or some variation therof. Her death certificate states she was born in Nov., 1871, in Iowa, and died Jul. 8, 1921, at Bowlan in Shannon Coiunty.  She was the daughter of Zachariah Saig of Kentucky & Elizabeth Hawkins. Elmer was the informant on her death certificate and listed his address as Van Buren. The undertaker was from Ellington.

The 1900 census for Otter Creek, Jackson Co IA, has the following:

Marriage Year: 1888
Years Married: 12 

Household Members:
Name Age
Elmer Baty 37
Cyntha Baty 28
Sarah Baty 10
Walter Baty 7
Elmer Baty 5
Reba Baty 3
Gladys Baty 0/12


In 1920 Cynthia and children are still living at Bowlan.

Household Members:

Name Age
E L Baty 52
C A Baty 48
Elmer W Baty 25
Alfred Baty 15
Ara Baty 12
Virgie Baty 7
Lilia Barton 4 [5] 


Britt, Rolla    Mar. 4, 1857 - Feb. 18, 1923.    Husband of Julia Britt. Death certificate states he is a son of Rolla Britt and Julia Fissel, but his name is Rolla and his wife is Julia. It is my guess that is incorrect. Died of gastric carcinoma, acute bronchitis. 


Dodson, Dwayne Lee    1953 - 2006.    Son of Raye Catherine Campbell Dodson.


Dodson, Raye Catherine Campell    May 6, 1926 - Mar. 26, 2000.   


Eaton, Stanley Alfred    Dec. 23, 1928 - Oct. 14, 2008.    Memorial


Ford, Ray Franklin    Nov. 12, 1915 - Jan. 2, 1916.     Grave Photo


Ford, William Oral    Jan. 5, 1911 - Mar. 6, 1931.    Son of Isaac and Mary Ford. Died of mitrol stenosis, contributory epilepsy. 



Hedrick, Margaret Hanger    Mar. 15, 1845 - Nov. 1, 1911.    Daughter of Peter Hanger and Rebekah "Betsy" Ann Messes. Died of broncho pneumonia.   Memorial

Hedrick, Wesley    Died 1891    Memorial


Hedrick, Neoma     Aug. 19, 1898 - Aug. 27, 1911.     Age 13y 8d.     Daughter of Zimriah Hedrick (MO) & Syntha Emeline Lane (Reynolds Co MO). Died at Bowlan Shannon Co MO. Burial Aug. 28, 1911. Informant on d.c. Edward Martin Bowen (Syntha Emeline's 2nd husband).


HUSBAND & WIFE: Married ca. 1865.
Morris, Joshua    Born ca. 1810 - 1814, KY; died 1897 Shannon Co MO. Son of Moses Morris & Susanna Unknown. Grandson of Robert Morris of Philadelphia PA. Married 1838 Luvey Hyatt. Children Susan (1852, Mariah (1856) and Martin (1864).
Morris, Martha Lorene (Parcus?)     Daughter of Walking Rain, an Osage Indian Chief. Born ca. 1835 MO. Children Sarah 'Caroline' (1867), Mercy E. (1868), Hettie (1868), Sadie (03 Jun. 1869 - m. James Collier), Sabra (Jun. 1870), Alfred (1872), Julia A. (1876) Ruth (1878) & Sira Morris (Sep 1883, born Ozark MO). All his children born in MO.


A communication was received from Jim Morris regarding the inaccuracy of this listing. Follow this link for more information.

In doing a little further digging, I found some interesting links:

These links regard Walking Rain, Osage Indian Chief:

These links are concerning the Morris family:



Moss, Amelia Elizabeth 'Bessie' Marsden    Mar. 14, 1865 - Apr. 30, 1938.    Memorial 

Moss, Thomas Hennon    1859 - Apr. 27, 1943.    Memorial



Potts, Catherine E. Duer    1860 - 1941. 

Potts, James Jefferson    1858 - 1923.



Short, Ada Moss    Dec. 28, 1882 - Jan. 11, 1930.    Memorial

Short, John M.    Oct. 15, 1874 - Nov. 11, 1916.    Memorial


Skaggs, Lula Belle Roderman    Nov. 21, 1889 - Nov. 21, 1930.    Daughter of Frank Roderman.


Tinker, Anderson    Oct. 17, 1883 - Feb. 6, 1919.   Born in Ellington; died in Carter County. Son of F M Tinker & Sarah Hanger (or Hauger). Woodcutter.



Tripp, John Elliot     Dec. 16, 1853 - Apr. 26, 1929.     (aka John Ellis Tripp)    Son of Wyle Tripp and Jane Hart. Died of acute myocarditis, contributory severe cold. Death certificate states birthday is 16 Nov 1856, then a supplementary DC changes that to 16 Nov 1852.    Photo     Descendancy Report
Tripp, Ruth Sullivan Williams    Apr. 15, 1867 - Nov. 18, 1940.   (2nd wife)  She was the daughter of Henry Sullivan and Rachel Smedly of Ohio. She was divorced from Charles Williams. She died of apoplexy. Informant was Thomas Wilson Tripp of Ruble, Missouri.  Photos


Tripp, Mary E. Britt     Aug. 4, 1894 - Jul. 10, 1934.    Died from injuries to being struck by an auto. Death certificate states birthday as 12 August 1894. Photo


Underwood, Elmer    Aug. 1, 1916 - Apr. 5, 1918.    Died from measles. Son of Everett H. Underwood & Esther E Bunch.


Underwood, Everett H.    Apr. 2, 1890 - Jul. 1, 1919.    Son of William Morgan Underwood and Alice Ferguson. Married Esther E. Bunch. Died from pulmonary tuberculosis.  Memorial


Wakefield, Edna    Died Mar. 20, 1919.


Wakefield, Stella Moss    Died Mar. 20, 1919



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