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Roth Cemetery is located out west of
Boonsville on land now owned by Ron & Teresa Ray of Arkansas.
It's a small, (9 headstones) over-grown cemetery, but there's lots of history in the area. It's the site where the original town of Boonsville was located on Boons Creek. The town moved to its present location and took its name with it.
To get there, you go west out of Boonsville on CR 3840 and then turn right on CR 3737. At a "T" turn left on CR 3838. You will see the gray, pipe pasture gate straight ahead as the road makes a turn north. The gate is kept locked and you will need to contact someone to enter. Thank you to Brad & RayAnn Gentry for showing us around.
You go about a half mile west on the pasture road and then turn to the right. On the left you will see a rock chimney. This is what remains of old Boonsville. The cemetery is about a quarter mile to the north of the cabin remains. It is fenced and brushy.
Below is an old newspaper picture of the cabin that was the Boonsville Post Office. Joseph Roth was the first postmaster (see his family history in the data table below). The building was finished in the summer of 1876 and became a post office and stage coach stop in 1878. The "stage coach roads" are still visible a little ways to the north and south in the woods.
In March of 2001 we didn't find one of the 9 headstones, but did find the footstone with initials on it. It is suppose to be one of the Roth children. The added information in the table below came from a newspaper article (see article at bottom of page) interview with Mrs. R.P. Hardy of Missouri, a granddaughter of Joseph Roth. This information, not on the headstones, is in parenthesis ( ).
|#||Name||Born||Date of Death||Information Notes||Link to Headstone picture|
|9||Roth, C.N. (Charles Nelson)||(Feb ?, 1879)||(Mar 11, 1879)||(Son of J. & M.C.- Info from Roper's 1959) 2001-Stone was missing from its base - Footstone with C.N.R. initials||Roth-09.jpg|
|9||Roth, C.N. (Charles Nelson)||Additional Picture||Roth-09a.jpg|
|1||Roth, Joseph (Henry Joseph, Sr.)||Feb 8, 1835 (Born in Germany)||Feb 2, 1913||(Finished cabin on Boons Creek in 1876 that became Post Office in 1878 - Stayed when town moved - Owned 1850 acres)||Roth-01.jpg|
|1||Roth, Joseph (Henry Joseph, Sr.)||Additional Picture||Roth-01a.jpg|
|1||Roth, Joseph (Henry Joseph, Sr.)||Additional Picture||Roth-01b.jpg|
|2||Roth, Melina C. (Bogy)||Aug 19, 1838||Sept 26, 1901||Wife of Joseph - Requiescat in Pace||Roth-02.jpg|
|2||Roth, Melina C. (Bogy)||Additional Picture||Roth-02a.jpg|
|2||Roth, Melina C. (Bogy)||Additional Picture||Roth-02b.jpg|
|7||Roth, Stefanie||Aug 17, 1878||Aged 7 yrs, 8 mos, 2 dys - Daughter Joseph & Melanie C. Roth (There were 6 children. 5 lived to adulthood - Josephine Roth married Dr. Claude N. Workman of Miss. He practiced medicine in Willow Point for many years - Their daughter married Roy P. Hardy June 26, 1919)||Roth-07.jpg|
|7||Roth, Stefanie||Additional Picture||Roth-07a.jpg|
|7||Roth, Stefanie||Additional Picture||Roth-07b.jpg|
|7||Roth, Stefanie||Additional Picture||Roth-07c.jpg|
|8||Taylor, Zacharias||May 31, 1858||Oct 29, 1882||Brother of Creed Taylor (One of the 3 children of Melina Roth by 1st marriage - She was widowed before the Civil War)||Roth-08.jpg|
|8||Taylor, Zacharias||Additional Picture||Roth-08a.jpg|
|8||Taylor, Zacharias||Additional Picture||Roth-08b.jpg|
|8||Taylor, Zacharias||Additional Picture||Roth-08c.jpg|
|6||Vogt, Bertha||Aug 18, 1897||Nov 19, 1909||Daughter of August & Mary||Roth-06.jpg|
|6||Vogt, Bertha||Additional Picture||Roth-06a.jpg|
|6||Vogt, Bertha||Additional Picture||Roth-06b.jpg|
|6||Vogt, Bertha||Additional Picture||Roth-06c.jpg|
|4||Vogt, Charle||Dec 23, 1888||Jan 9, 1890||Roth-04.jpg|
|4||Vogt, Charle||Additional Picture||Roth-04a.jpg|
|4||Vogt, Charle||Additional Picture||Roth-04b.jpg|
|5||Vogt, Emma||Jan 3, 1884||June 27, 1884||Roth-05.jpg|
|5||Vogt, Emma||Additional Picture||Roth-05a.jpg|
|5||Vogt, Emma||Additional Picture||Roth-05b.jpg|
|3||Vogt, Mary K.||Aug 29, 1866||Dec 21, 1898||Wife of A. (August - From Germany) (Sister of Melina Roth)||Roth-03.jpg|
|3||Vogt, Mary K.||Additional Picture||Roth-03a.jpg|
|3||Vogt, Mary K.||Additional Picture||Roth-03b.jpg|
|Information came from a newspaper article interview with Mrs. R.P. Hardy, now of Missouri|
|Information from Aug 26, 1959 listing by Mr. & Mrs. Homer L. Roper and Mr. C.P. Allen|
|Land Owner Was C.N. Workman, Now:|
|Ron & Teresa Ray|
|N. Little Rock, Ark 72116|