Moniteau County Missouri
Dowell Cemetery listings
Located in Section 25, Range 17, Township 44.
On page 120 of the Recordings of Burris Fork, Harrison and
Pilot Grove Township Cemeteries published by the Moniteau County Historical
Society, it states:
The Smith Fork divides Willow Fork and Pilot Grove Townships.
After crossing Smith Fork on the old Latham-Fortuna Road, and turning east, the first house on the right at the top of the hill, is known as "the Old Dowell Place." The Dowell's family burial plot is a few 100 feet south of the house. The sad part about it is there are no markers and never were any. Long ago an old cedar tree once marked this grave yard, but it too, is gone.
Elmer, Walter, Ervin, and Clara Welty were neighbors on the east of the Dowell place and often played among the graves under the cedar trees.
Mona Knife Hofstetter was raised on the farm, the first house east on the north side of the road, she too recalls the graves under the cedar tree, but she, like the Welty's, recalls there were never any markers.
If anyone has more information or know the names of the Dowell's buried here, please contact the Moniteau County Historical Society, 201 E High St., California, Missouri 65018.
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