Samuel Beeker
(1829-1909)
Ellen J. Gallimore
(1831-1909)
John Cornelison
(Abt 1814-Bef 1873)
Elizabeth Long
(Abt 1816-)
Daniel Monroe Beeker
(1854-1940)
Helen Lunda Cornelison
(1851-1932)
Albert Erastus Beeker
(1875-1958)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Jennie Lou Leonard

Albert Erastus Beeker 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

  • Born: 10 Apr 1875, , Rowan, NC 4 9 10
  • Marriage (1): Jennie Lou Leonard on 8 Oct 1893 in , Rowan, NC 1
  • Died: 13 Mar 1958, Lexington, Davidson, NC, USA at age 82 2 4 9
  • Buried: 15 Mar 1958, Welcome: First Baptist Church Cemetery, Davidson, NC, USA 4

   Another name for Albert was Rass Beeker.4 10

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1880 in Boone Township, Davidson, NC, USA. 14 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.

2. Census in 1900 in Lexington Township, Davidson, NC, USA. 15 The 1900 census recorded Albert E. Beeker, farmer, 25, born Apr 1875, living with wife Jennie L., 27, Nov 1873; Gilferd W., 6, Oct 1894; Ida Susan, 3, May 1897; and uncle Richmond D. Thomason, widowed, 68, Jan 1832.. Everyone and their parents were born in North Carolina. Albert and Jennie were married for 6 years and she had birthed a total of 2 children by 1900.

3. Census in 1910 in Lexington, Davidson, NC, USA. 16 The 1910 census recorded in Lexington Township at 298 Clemmonsville Road: Albert E. Becker, farmer, 35, living with wife Jennie, 36; son Guilford, farmer, 15; daughter Ida, 13; and sons Preston, 9; Harvey, 6; and George, 2. Everyone and their parents were born in North Carolina. Albert and Jennie were married for 16 years and she had birthed 5 children by 1910, all alive that year.

4. Residence: on 13 Dec 1932 in Welcome, Davidson, NC, USA. 17

5. Census in 1940 in Lexington Township, Davidson, NC, USA. 18 The 1940 census recorded 3 Beeker households living on Arnold Road in Lexington Township.

Owning a $1500 house was Ras Beeker, farmer, 64, living with his wife Jennie, 66; and daughter Buelah, 29, single.

Owning a $1000 home was Gilford Beeker, carpenter, 44, living with wife Dora, 42; and daughter Lela M., 9.

Owning a $1000 house was Harvey P. Beeker, construction engineer, 36, with his wife Mae, 38; daughter Imogene, 16; son Boyd, 11; daughter Ann, 9; daughter Martha, 7; and son Billie, 1.
Everyone was born in North Carolina and they lived in the same place in 1935.

6. Residence: on 8 May 1940 in Lexington, Davidson, NC, USA. 19

7. Residence: on 14 May 1944 in Welcome, Davidson, NC, USA. 20

8. Residence: on 13 Jan 1947 in Lexington, Davidson, NC, USA. 21

9. Residence: on 4 Jan 1951 in Lexington Township, Davidson, NC, USA. 13

10. Obituary: Greensboro Daily News: obituary of Albert Beeker on 14 Mar 1958 in Greensboro, Guilford, NC. 9 ALBERT BEEKER
LEXINGTON, March 13 -- Albert Erastus (Rass) Beeker, 82, retired farmer of the Welcome community died today. He was born in Rowan County. He was a member of the Welcome Baptist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harvey Miller of Salisbury and Miss Beulah Beeker of the home; three sons, George Beeker of Raleigh, Preston Beeker of Winston-Salem and Harvey Beeker of Route 8, Lexington; one brother, Oscar Beeker of Albemarle; two sisters, Mrs. Garland Campbell of Sanford and Mrs. Prince Parrish of Aberdeen; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Welcome Baptist Church with the Rev. Oscar Hartman and the Rev. C. E. Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

11. Book: The Heritage of Davidson County 1982: Albert Erastus and Jennie Lou Beeker, 1982. 10
Albert Erastus and Jennie Lou Beeker
by Boyd Beeker

Sources: personal knowledge and relatives

Albert Erastus Beeker was born 10 Apr 1875 in Rowan Co. to Dan and Lundy Cornelison Beeker, married Jennie Lou Leonard (1873-1949), daughter of Preston Lee and Julia McCrary Leonard. They lived on a farm on Center Church Road in the Welcome Community. They were members of Welcome Baptist Church and buried in the Welcome Baptist Church Cemetery.
The first of their 6 children was Gilford Willie Beeker, born 30 Oct 1894, died 3 Jan 1951, buried in Welcome Baptist Church Cemetery, married Dora Hinkle. They had two daughters: Sarah Ann (died in infancy) and Lela Mae.
A daughter, Ida Suzanne, born 7 May 1897, married Harvey Horatio Miller. They live in Salisbury. They had three children: Juanita, Ned (died while serving in the U.S. Army), and Harvey Jr.
Preston Lee, born 7 Jan 1901, died 12 May 1976, buried in Winston-Salem, married Lela Fulk (now deceased) and they had two daughters: Kaye Frances and Linda.
Harvey Pierce, born 1 May 1903, married Mae Greene. They live on Center Church Road in Welcome. They had six children: Imojean, Boyd, Anne, Martha, Bill and Cynthia.
George Albert was born 11 May 1907, married Lyda Beck (now deceased). They had six children: Janet, Sylvia, Beck, Lloyd, Cecilia and George, Jr. Cecilia died in childhood; George, Jr. died while serving in the U.S. Navy. George Albert later married Rose Forte, and they live in Lexington.
Beulah Beatrice, born 21 Jun 1910, lives at N.C. Baptist Home in Albemarle.
The homeplace of "Rass" and Jennie Beeker is presently owned by a grandson, Boyd Beeker, and his wife, Jo Ann. They live there with their four children: Walter, William, Vann and Adelaide.


Albert married Jennie Lou Leonard, daughter of Preston Jerome Leonard and Julia Ann McCrary, on 8 Oct 1893 in , Rowan, NC.1 (Jennie Lou Leonard was born on 3 Nov 1873 in , Rowan, NC,8 10 22 23 died on 18 Mar 1949 in Lexington, Davidson, NC, USA 8 10 22 23 and was buried on 20 Mar 1949 in Welcome: First Baptist Church Cemetery, Davidson, NC, USA 8 10 22 23.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, <i>North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XFS6-PZ2 Albert E Beeker and Jennie Leonard, 1893.

2 FamilySearch.org, <i>North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FP2Y-JZW Albert Erastus Beeker, 13 Mar 1958; citing Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, 6793, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,952,521.

3 FamilySearch.org, <i>North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGVQ-Q6X Harvey Pierce Beeker, 24 May 1987; citing Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, Vol 20A, cn 20234.

4 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=14596934.

5 FamilySearch.org, <i>North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGDL-JP8 George Albert Beeker, 23 May 1991; citing Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, v 20B cn 20941, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,991,843.

6 <i>The Dispatch (Lexington, N.C.)</i> (Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina), 23 Aug 1990, page 12. Obituary of Beulah Beeker.

7 <i>The Dispatch (Lexington, N.C.)</i> (Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina), 25 May 1987, page 7. Obituary of Harvey Pierce Beeker.

8 Ancestry.com, <i>North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1976</i> (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.), Certificate 12323. Jennie Leonard Beeker. Father P. J. Leonard. Mother Julia McCrary. Informant Mr. A. E. Beeker.

9 <i>Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, NC)</i>, 14 Mar 1958, page 4. Obituary of Albert Beeker.

10 <i>The Heritage of Davidson County 1982</i> (Lexington, North Carolina : Genealogical Society of Davidson County, c1982, 794 p. ISBN 0894591827), Albert Erastus and Jennie Lou Beeker 154.

11 FamilySearch.org, <i>Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X51P-K7H Preston Lee Beeker and Lela Fulk, 09 Feb 1935; citing Henry County, Virginia, reference ; FHL microfilm 2,048,457.

12 FamilySearch.org, <i>North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGZK-7MB Ida Beeker Miller, 11 Apr 1989; citing Brevard, Transylvania, North Carolina, v 18B certificate number 18811.

13 <i>Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, NC)</i>, 4 Jan 1951, page 8. Obituary of Guilford W. Beeker.

14 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.

15 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSYH-7GV Albert E Beeker, Lexington Township (northwest part excl. Lexington town), Davidson, North Carolina, United States; citing sheet 2A, family 24.

16 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MLMY-23C Albert E Becker, Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 29, sheet 18A.

17 <i>Greensboro Record (Greensboro, NC)</i>, 13 Dec 1932, page 11.

18 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KWSH-B5W Gilford Becker, Lexington Township, Davidson, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 29-22A, sheet 15A, family 267.

19 <i>Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, NC)</i>, 9 May 1940, page 18. Obituary of Dan Beeker.

20 <i>Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, NC)</i>, 14 May 1944, page 2t6. Obituary of Mrs. Estella Stacy.

21 <i>Greensboro Record (Greensboro, NC)</i>, 13 Jan 1947, page 7. Obituary of Thomas Jefferson Beeker.

22 FamilySearch.org, <i>North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FP4Q-98W Jennie Leonard Beeker, 18 Mar 1949; citing Rural Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, 12323, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,926,700.

23 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=14596941.



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