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You are correct in the statement that John Bowie (brother to Jim Bowie) is buried in Desha County. His grave is located at the Baptist church in Halley, Arkansas. It is marked with a headstone and is protected by an iron fence. 
My grandfather and grandmother (both now long deceased) purchased land that had once belonged to the Bowies in Halley, and they are buried in the same cemetery as John Bowie.

Richard Barringer
Little Rock, AR