The picture is of Woodcock Cemetery, and shows how our volunteers aren't just photographing, but are actually finding the tombstones sometimes. In the picture you can see three stones which have been literally dug up, and some of the holes they came from, plus the shovel. I would like to show people how dedicated our volunteers are, and how much exciting information is going to be available as a result. Woodcock was an uncatalogued cemetery, and we have found 23 legible stones, representing over 25 people. ~ Monica, in the early days of the project. The mission of this website is to provide pictures of every known tombstone in Andrew County, Missouri. Much research and field work has gone into finding the known cemeteries and then locating and photographing the stones, but we are always eager to make updates or corrections. Please contact us if you know of other cemeteries or tombstones, or of corrections to the information provided.

We stopped regularly photographing tombstones around 2006. A few volunteers have gone back since then and taken some newer pictures, but for the most part, there aren't pictures of markers placed after our original surveys. We try to add to the "Also reportedly buried here" lists from obituaries and other sources, but this is by no means complete information.

In the first stage of this site, we provided a list of each and every existing tombstone in each and every cemetery in Andrew County, Missouri. For ease of research, the lists are alphabetical. We realize that this doesn't give a full true transcription of the cemetery, because most people would like to know which other markers are beside and around any given stone. We later provided information, through row tables, on the location of each stone, and its relationship to other markers.

The photograph number will usually give you some idea of proximity to other stones. For instance, a picture numbered 114 shows a marker that probably is between the markers in picture number 113 and picture number 115. (There are some numbering exceptions.)

We would like to post historic photographs (before 1950) of Andrew County churches and cemeteries. If you have pictures which you would share, please contact us. See the Bethel Baptist Cemetery for a wonderful example.

Privacy Policy

We purposely have not posted transcriptions of anyone living, or of any tombstone with a death date uncarved, which could belong to someone one hundred years old or less. The information after a living person is marked [private]. However, the links still work to the photograph of the tombstone. If any individual or family member wishes to have the working link removed, it will be done immediately.

To have a link removed, please contact Kris.

February 2015 Update

After over ten years of hard work and devotion to PACT, Monica is handing over the management of the website to Kris who, among other things, is the County Coordinator for several USGenWeb projects.

If you find broken links, or have questions, comments or updates, please use the cousin.collector@gmail.com email address to submit them.

The PACT project has been an invaluable resource for anyone with family connections in Andrew County or its neighbors because of Monica's determination, and that of all the volunteers who helped her make it happen. (SNAKES! ACK!) It's extremely humbling to be entrusted with "her baby!"

What's New?!

December 2016
Blount, William T. Rochester Cemetery Reported, d. Nov 24 1925
Means, Timothy (aka Manes)+ Bennett Lane Cemetery, Section 2 Added Obituary
Hanner, Marcus Alonzo. Fillmore Cemetery Reported, d. May 30 1962
Hanner, Everett Jack Fillmore Cemetery, Section 1 New Burial/Existing Marker
Latham, Rose Bennett Lane Cemetery, Section 3-4 New Burial/Existing Marker
Harman, Henry Lower Neely Cemetery Added Obit and Corrected Date(s)
Riley, Jimmie J. Fillmore Cemetery, Section 11 New Burial/Existing Marker
Cole, Horace Ray Savannah Cemetery Reported, d. Nov 2 2016
Way, Henry L., Sr. Helena Cemetery Reported, d. Nov 20 2016
Steeby, Jason L. Bennett Lane Cemetery Reported, d. Nov 23 2016
Erickson, Harold St. John's Cemetery Reported, d. Nov 25 2016
Steeby, Jason L. Bennett Lane Cemetery Reported, d. Nov 23 2016
Wallace, Jerry Dean Bolckow Baptist Cemetery New Burial/Existing Marker
Moutray, Shirley Kay (Clements) Savannah Cemetery, Section 15 New Burial/Existing Marker
Trimmer, Ernest Dean Savannah Cemetery Reported, d. Oct 27 2016
Sticken, Barbara Sue (Keiffer) Savannah Cemetery Reported, d. Sep 17 2016
Wrigley, Eva Mae Fillmore Cemetery, Section 8 New Burial/Existing Marker
Gordon, Mary Laura+ (Stilfield)+ Green Cemetery Reported, d. Jul 6 1901
Gardner, Sarah M.+ Green Cemetery Reported, d. Jun 22 1901
Shuman, Pamela Jean (Freeman), Reported d. Aug 14 2016 Savannah Cemetery Reported, d. Aug 14 2016
Krull, Brandon Rylee Savannah Cemetery Reported, d. Aug 9 2016
Krull, Vodre E. Chief Long Branch Cemetery, Section 1 New Burial/Existing Marker
Rolland, Autumn "Autie" Rain Savannah Cemetery Reported, d. Jul 20 2016
Thompson, Patricia Lee (Stinnet) Fillmore Cemetery Reported, d. Jul 16 2016
Hutson, Donald G. Bolckow Baptist Cemetery Reported, d. Jul 14 2016
Bryan, Jo Ann (Noland) Savannah Cemetery Reported, d. Jul 16 2016
Glidewell, Jo Dean (Holland) Savannah Cemetery Reported, d. Jul 9 2016
Layton, Sarah Jane (Easthope or Estep)+ Savannah Cemetery Reported, d. Nov 18 1904
Scheib, Bonnie Jane (Rasnic) Fillmore Cemetery, Section 1 New Burial/Existing Marker
Ensor, Thomas H.+ Savannah Cemetery, Section 3 Conflicting obit death year of 1904
Leidy, John W.+ Helena Cemetery, Section 2 Date Correction/Added Obit
Taylor, John Clayton "Clate"+ Green Cemetery Reported, d. Oct 1903
Kennedy, Paddy Jean (Venable) Fillmore Cemetery, Section 13 New Burial/Existing Marker
Gray, Richard Marion Savannah Cemetery, Section 15 New Burial/Existing Marker
Ridgeway, Holland (Vanschoiack)+ Vanschoiack Cemetery East Reported, d. Nov 5 1905
Munkres, John+ Savannah Cemetery Reported, d. Oct 29 1905
Freeman, Larry Lee Savannah Cemetery Reported, d. Jun 4 2016
McCauley, Winifred E. (Saunders) Whitesville Cemetery, Section 1 New Burial/Existing Marker
Sanders, Rosa Lee+ Green Cemetery Reported, d. Apr 7 1905
Herpel, Harold William Zion Methodist Cemetery Reported, d. May 20 2016
Howell, Elizabeth Savannah Cemetery, Section 1 Obit, date updated
Davison, Nancy+ Daily Cemetery Reported, d. Dec 4 1906
Heller, Wilma May (Cogdill) Shaw Fillmore Cemetery, Section 10 New Burial/Existing Marker
Knorr, Robert Eugene Savannah Cemetery Reported, d. May 17 2016
Reilly, Luella (McConnell) Fillmore Cemetery, Section 12 New Burial/Existing Marker
Tipton, Steven Fillmore Cemetery Reported, d. May 4 2016
Chandler, Lavetta I. (Anderson) Fillmore Cemetery, Section 11 New Burial/Existing Marker
Ziegler, Arnold+ Oak Ridge Cemetery Reported, d. Jul 24 1907
Jinkins, Mary Virginia (Hoover) Cash Savannah Cemetery Reported, d. Apr 26 2016
Beattie, Beattie, Lillian Erma (Glenn) Savannah Cemetery, Section 12 New Burial/Existing Marker
Rich, Donna Jean (Ziolkowski) Fillmore Cemetery, Section 11 New Burial/Existing Marker
Baker, Lucille Ruth (Watson) Savannah Cemetery Reported, d. Apr 23 2016
Holt, Joyce Edith (Miller) Savannah Cemetery, Section 16 New Burial/Existing Marker
Bradbury, Cyntha? (Reno)+ Whitesville Cemetery Reported, d. Dec 23 1922

The Volunteers

This project could not have happened without its volunteers. Some inspired us. Some shared information and expertise. Some donated funds for postage and supplies. Some pointed. Some braved poison ivy, over-friendly dogs, unfriendly cattle, snakes, electric fences, heat, cold, traffic, bad directions and buried stones. They have done all of this without financial compensation, in order to preserve this part of the history of Andrew County, Missouri. A heartfelt "Thank you!" to these volunteers.

Kelly Alvarado
Beverly Banks
John & Helen Bennett
Pam Boesiger
Donald Bowland
Amy Bryson & friends
Vickie Burkman
Martin Carneal
Gregg, Suzanne & Herb Clizer
Amy Coats
Christopher Cox
Marian Davis
Peggy Durand
Marlyn & Monica Eshelman
Kathie Felsted
Carol & Robert Ferguson
Rodney K. Field
Betty Halvorsen
Darrell Holt
Gary Hurst
Betty James
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Jordan
George Kemp
Tyson Keller
Mike & Trudi Kepner
Darcy Lammers
Lorine Lea, deceased
Dr. Stefan Leiner
Rev. John Middleton
Sharlene Miller
Mary Moffatt
Nancy Myer
Mary Nagel
Steve Nigh
Chris Oder
Donna Holmes Palkowsky
Cleo W. Parker
Ben & Carol Pierce
Mischa Pascal Reichhardt
Jim & Randy Riley
Dakota Roach Eagle Scout Project*
Pryor Schottel
Sandy Skillman Sealey
Andrew Sinclair Eagle Scout Project*
Jacob Sinclair Eagle Scout Project*
Joe & Keith Stanton
Nathan Stone Eagle Scout Project*
Nancy Sween
Eldon Swensson & Dee Swensson, deceased
Donna J. Taylor
Cecile Coats Talley
Dave Thompson
Nadine Taylor
Gary & Bonnie Weekly

* Linked articles © The Savannah Reporter and used with permission.

Some Words about THE Transcriptions

The transcriptions of the tombstones are ultimately mine. Whenever possible, I have checked the information against obituaries, census records, death records, Bible records or any other information available.

Often, someone in the cemetery itself can read a stone that just isn't legible in even the best photograph. Betty Halvorsen and Nadine Taylor were invaluable with this difficult work, and Nadine also did independent research from other sources. So I could not have done most of these transcriptions without them. Hence, "THE Transcriptions," for Taylor, Halvorsen and Eshelman.

There are misspellings and other errors on stones. I have left these as they appear.

If you find any discrepancies or errors in a transcription, please let me know. I will do my best to make corrections as quickly as possible so that bad information is not spread.

You are free to use these transcriptions in your personal or historical research. It is against the principles of this project, however, for anyone to sell the transcriptions.

Monica Schirmer Eshelman

The volunteers who photographed these cemeteries have agreed that their work can be used by you for your personal research. This means that you can save them, add them to your family tree, and you can also upload them to Find A Grave memorials, with proper credit and attribution to The Photograph Andrew County Tombstones (PACT) Project, and the original photographer, if known.

What you can't do is copy the transcriptions for your own website or publication. You also do not have permission to reproduce, duplicate or compile the photos for sale or profit.

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