Henry Beeker Sr.
Barbara Garner
(Abt 1767-1840)
Henry Beeker Jr.
(Abt 1803-Aft 1870)
Susanna Grady
(Abt 1803-Bef 1850)
Samuel Beeker


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1. Ellen J. Gallimore

Samuel Beeker 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 14 Jul 1829, , Davidson, NC, USA 1 2 10
  • Marriage (1): Ellen J. Gallimore
  • Died: 4 May 1909, Mill Bridge, Rowan, NC, USA at age 79 2 3 10
  • Buried: 5 May 1909, Mill Bridge: Thyatira Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rowan, NC, USA 2 3

   FamilySearch ID: KZ31-STN.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1850 in , Davidson, NC, USA. 1 The 1850 census recorded in Southern Davidson county: Henry Beaker, farmer, 47, living with daughter Barbara, 17; son Samuel, laborer, 20; and Elizabeth, 15. Henry's land was valued at $400. Everyone was born in North Carolina.

Next door is Henry's daughter, Susannah, 19, living with her husband, Henry Row, laborer, 26, and daughters Mary A., 3, and Martha E., 9 months when then census was recorded on 1 Nov 1850. Henry had no real estate value, indicating he was probably on his father-in-law's land. Everyone was born in North Carolina.

2. Census in 1860 in Lee Township, Brown, IL, USA. 11 The 1860 census recorded Saml. Becker, farmer, 30, living with wife Mrs. Ellin, 28; son D. M., 6; daughter S. E., 3; and daughter Almira, 1. All were born in North Carolina except Almira in Illinois. Samuel's land was valued at $300. Saml. could not read or write.

3. Census in 1870 in Cotton Grove, Davidson, NC, USA. 12 The 1870 census recorded Samuel Beeker, farm laborer, 41, living with wife Elinor, 37; Daniel, farm laborer, 16; Sarah, 13; Elmira, 11; Henry, 6, and John, 2. Also in the home is Jane Miller, 21, domestic servant. Next door is Elinor's mother, Sarah Galimore, 60, widow, and her daughters Barbara, 25, Mary, 20, and son Thomas, 11. Everyone was born in North Carolina.

4. Census in 1880 in Boone Township, Davidson, NC, USA. 13 The 1880 census recorded Samul Buker, farmer, 52, living with wife Ellen, 48; Almira, farm laborer, 21; William, farm laborer, 16; John H., farm laborer,12; and Charles, farm laborer, 10. Also in the home is boarder Nancy Staily, farm laborer, 24. Everyone and their parents were born in North Carolina.

Next door is Danial Buker, farmer, 25, with wife Lundy, 28; and sons Albert, 5; Wilmorth, 3; Carly, 2; and Oscar, 6 months old born in December, 1879. Everyone and their parents were born in North Carolina.

5. Newspaper: North Carolina Herald: "Mr. Samuel Beeker, of Mill Bridge, yesterday (Sunday) handed the Herald 50 cents which he requested sent to the Brunswick sufferers. His request will be complied with.", 8 Nov 1898, Salisbury, Rowan, NC, USA. 14

6. Census in 1900 in Steele Township, Rowan, NC, USA. 15 The 1900 census recorded Samuel Beeker, farmer, 71, born Jul 1829, living with wife Ellen J., 69, Sep 1831; grandson Freddie, farm laborer, 14, Sep 1885; grandson Samuel P., 9, Jan 1890; grandson John S. Cornelison, farm laborer, 20, May 1880; servant Nancy Beaver, cook, widowed, 45, May 1855; and sister-in-law Sarah Halman, widowed, 66, May 1834. Samuel and Ellen were married for 50 years and she had birthed 7 children, 3 alive in 1900. Everyone and their parents were born in North Carolina.

Next door is John Beeker, farmer, 32, Mar 1868, with wife Nannie, 31, Apr 1869; daughters Corrie, 8, Nov 1891; May L, 6, Nov 1893; Ola, 4, Nov 1895; and Hallie, 1, Mar 1899. Everyone and their parents were born in North Carolina.

7. Newspaper: Evening Sun: Mr. Samuel Beeker tells a snake story. A king snake swallowed another snake larger than itself, or rather tried to swallow it but only halfway succeeded. When some boys found the snakes they looked like one snake with a tail at each end., 9 Jul 1900, Salisbury, Rowan, NC, USA. 16

8. Pension Military Pension Application on 4 Jul 1902 in Salisbury, Rowan, NC, USA. 17 County of Rowan
On this 4th day of July A. D. 1902 personally appeared before me, W. G. Walson, C. S. C., in and for the said County and State, and who, being duly sworn, makes the following declaration in order to obtain the pension under the provision of an act entitled "An Act to amend chapter 198 of the Laws of 1889, for the relief of certain Confederate Soldiers and Widows," ratified March 2, 1901: That he is the identical Samuel Beeker who enlisted in Capt. John G. Brown's Company of Detailed Men at Silver Hill, working in lead for the government. Affiant states that in the year 1862 the miners and others at the Silver Hill Mines organized a company with John M. Brown as Captain but by an order from Hdqrs. at Richmond the whole company composed of miners, engineers, and men detailed and detained to continue at the mine getting out lead for the Government. Affiant is now on account of age and other infirmities unable to do more than ? of a days work and is therefore disabled 2/3 rd.

Sworn and subscribed before me this 4 day of July, 1902
W. G. Walson

Samuel Beeker
Signature of Applicant

Let physician here give full and explicit professional information as to the nature of wounds, disability:

Affiant has lost one eye entirely and other eye affected. By reason of age, rheumatism and diseases he is disabled to extent of 3/4 three fourths. Signed, M S Crump, M.D.

9. Obituary: The Evening Mascot: Mr. Samuel Beeker of Mill Bridge Passes Away. On 6 May 1909 in Statesville, Iredell, NC, USA. 3 The death of Mr. Samuel Beeker, of Mill Bridge, occurred Tuesday and the funeral was held Wednesday.
Mr. Beeker was a splendid old man. His life had been long years of toil and for some time he has been almost totally blind, to which was added an incurable physical ailment. He was advanced in years but with the grim determination that had characterized him all his life died in harness, as it were. He was in Salisbury only week before last and stated then to friends that he was nearing the Great Beyond. Mr. Beeker was a good citizen, father and friend. Wherever he was known news of his death will be received with sincere regret.
A family survive him.
Clerk of the Court J. Frank McCubbins for whose father Mr. Beeker was a tenant for years, went to Mill Bridge to attend the funeral.

Samuel married Ellen J. Gallimore, daughter of William Anderson Gallimore Sr. and Sarah Sallie Floyd. (Ellen J. Gallimore was born on 17 Sep 1831 in , Davidson, NC, USA,10 18 died on 15 May 1909 in Mill Bridge, Rowan, NC, USA 10 18 19 and was buried in Mill Bridge: Thyatira Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rowan, NC, USA 18.)


1 1850 United States Census, Henry Beaker, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4BM-FJC Henry Beaker, Davidson county, Davidson, North Carolina, United States; citing family 863, NARA microfilm publication M432.

2 Find A Grave, http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=23566887.

3 The Evening Mascot (Statesville, North Carolina), 6 May 1909, page 1.

4 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XFSF-FJK Silas Mclaughlin and Elmire Beeker, 15 Dec 1886; citing Rowan, North Carolina, United States, county courthouses, North Carolina; FHL microfilm 1,760,526.

5 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FG3Y-NVZ Charlie Turner Becker, 04 Feb 1941; citing Salisbury, Rowan Co., North Carolina, 348, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,943,196.

6 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FPKT-S5Q Dan Beeker, 08 May 1940; citing Gilmer, Guilford,North Carolina, fn 2188 cn 334, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,943,184.

7 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina, Davidson County Vital Records, 1867-1984,, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11566-97845-90?cc=1387049 Marriage licenses > 1872-1883 > image 125 of 873; North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh. Daniel Monroe Beeker and Lundy Kernelison.

8 Ancestry.com, North Carolina, U.S., Death Certificates, 1909-1976 (North Carolina State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics. North Carolina Death Certificates. Microfilm S.123. Rolls 19-242, 280, 313-682, 1040-1297. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina.), Dan Beeker. Father Sam Beeker. Mother Ellen Gallimore. Widowed, wife Lunda Cornelson. Informant Mrs. R. B. Stacy.

9 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FZRV-LRC John Henry Beeker, 22 Dec 1955; citing Salem Cemetery, Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, reference v 31B cn 31751; FHL microfilm 1,927,221.

10 "Bible of Samuel Beeker" (Photo of bible pages found on Ancestry.com), Births, Deaths, Marriages pages with handwritten dates.

11 1860 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-25166-3136-98?cc=1473181 Illinois > Brown > Lee Township > image 10 of 36.

12 1870 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWZ5-1K1 Samuel Beeker, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 19, family 175, NARA microfilm publication M593.

13 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MC6L-684 Samul Buker, Boone, Davidson, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district ED 36, sheet 150B.

14 North Carolina Herald (Salisbury, North Carolina) (Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina), 8 Nov 1898, page 3.

15 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11931-60294-20?cc=1325221 North Carolina > Rowan > ED 118 Steel Township > image 12 of 18; citing NARA microfilm publication T623.

16 Salisbury Evening Sun (Salisbury, North Carolina) (Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina), 9 Jul 1900, page 1.

17 FamilySearch.org, "North Carolina, Confederate Soldiers and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1953," https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLX6-KLP3 Samuel Beeker, 4 Jul 1902; citing Pension, Rowan, North Carolina.

18 Find A Grave, http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=23566958.

19 Salisbury Evening Post (Salisbury, North Carolina) (Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina), 17 May 1909, page 5. Obituary of Mrs. Samuel Beeker.

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