Thanks Darroll, I found a record of Ben Gray Chowning buried at Oak Hill Cemetery which is located at Butler, MO in Bates county. I also have a family photo of Ben and his children and grandchildren taken in Kansas City, Kansas in 1906. So I think he did end up in MO eventually. I'm very new at researching the Chowning family and I don't know any of them personally. Ben's daughter is my great-great grandmother. Thanks again.