Joseph Owens
Rebecca Dent
(Abt 1802-1843)
Jane Elizabeth Owens
(Abt 1836-)


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1. Philip Sparks Beeker

2. Joseph L. Wilson

Jane Elizabeth Owens 2 3 4 5

  • Born: Abt 1836, , Rowan, NC 6
  • Marriage (1): Philip Sparks Beeker on 8 Nov 1855 in , Rowan, NC 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Joseph L. Wilson on 6 Mar 1866 in , Rowan, NC 3

   FamilySearch ID: MYGD-2G3.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1850 in , Rowan, NC. 6 The 1850 census recorded in School District 18: Joseph Owens, farmer, 46, living with wife Mary J. 43; Jane E., 16; Joseph F., 14; William R., 10; Henry C., 8; James A., 2; and Mary A. R., 0 months old when the census was recorded on 4 Sep 1850. Everyone was born in North Carolina. Joseph's real estate was valued at $1500.

2. Newspaper: Republican Banner: Marriage of Phillip Beeker and Jane E. Owens, 13 Nov 1855, Salisbury, Rowan, NC, USA. 2 Marriages.
In this County, on the 8th inst., by Obadiah Woodson, Esq., Mr. PHILLIP BEEKER, of Davie County, and Miss JANE E. OWENS, daughter of the late Joseph Owens, Esq., of this County.

3. Census in 1860 in Rowan Mills, Rowan, NC, USA. 7 The 1860 census recorded P. S. Beeker, farmer, 30, living with wife Jane E., 27. Both were born in North Carolina. His real estate was valued at $1519 and personal estate $661. Their child Joseph is not listed with them, but does appear on the following census page where...

Katharine Rary, 50, is living with Joseph Beeker, 3; J. F. Owens, 24; and Barbara H. Beeker, 22. All were born in North Carolina. [This listing spans 2 census pages.]

An explanation for this unusual household is that Joseph Beeker is the son of J. F. Owens' sister, Jane E. Owens who married Philip Beeker and sired a child Joseph of the same age. The presence of a Barbara Beeker in the household suggests she is the brother of Philip Beeker, since they are about the same age. This would make Barbara's father the elder Philip Beeker Sr.

Katharine Rary may be the sister of Jane's father, Joseph Owens Sr., or mother Mary J., or a Beeker who married a Rary.

Katharine Rary had no real estate value, meaning she didn't own the land, so she was likely living on the land owned by a neighbor who is a relative. The previous listed neighbor is William Gardner, 38, and his wife Angeline, or, the next listed neighbor, M. Cowan, 51, and his wife Rebecca, 49. It's also possible Katharine's land adjoined P. S. Beeker's land, even though the census taker visited households in another order.

The census location was "county north of the N.C. rail road" and the post office was Rowan Mills.

4. Census in 1870 in Mount Ulla, Rowan, NC, USA. 8 The 1870 census recorded in Mount Ulla Township: Joseph O. Beeker, at school, 11, and John Henry Beeker, at home, 8, living in the household of Joseph L. Wilson, farmer, 30; wife Jane E. Wilson, 33; daughter Mattie J., 4; and son William W., 2. Also in the home is a black farm laborer Madison Pritchett, 18. Everyone was born in North Carolina. Joseph's real estate was valued at $800 and personal estate $409. The post office was Salisbury. [Note: in online census the Beekers are indexed Becker].

5. Census in 1880 in Mount Ulla, Rowan, NC, USA. 9 The 1880 census recorded Jos. L. Wilson [indexed in census as Jas. L. Wilson], farmer, 43, living with wife Jane, 46; daughter Matta, 13; son Willie, farm laborer, 11; son Burton, 8; and daughter Emma, 6. Everyone and their parents were born in North Carolina.

Jane married Philip Sparks Beeker, son of Philip Beeker and Catharine Snider, on 8 Nov 1855 in , Rowan, NC.1 2 (Philip Sparks Beeker was born in 1830 in , Davidson, NC, USA,10 died on 20 Nov 1862 in Front Royal, Warren, VA, USA 10 and was buried in Front Royal: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Warren, VA, USA 10.)

Jane next married Joseph L. Wilson on 6 Mar 1866 in , Rowan, NC.3 (Joseph L. Wilson was born about 1840 in , , NC.)


1, North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979, Philip Beeker and Jane E Beeker, 03 Nov 1855; citing Rowan County, North Carolina, reference ; FHL microfilm 500,950.

2 Republican Banner (Salisbury, NC), 13 Nov 1855, page 3. Marriage of Phillip Beeker and Jane E. Owens.

3, North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979, Joseph L Wilson and Jane E Beeker, 1866.

4, North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994, John Henry Becker, 12 Feb 1931; citing Cleveland, Rowan, North Carolina, fn 1456 cn 347, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,943,032.

5, North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979, John H Beeker and Annie Hill, 1889.

6 1850 United States Census, Joseph Owens, Rowan county, Rowan, North Carolina, United States; citing family 805.

7 1860 United States Census, Households of P. S. Beeker, and Katharine Rary, County North of the N C Rail Road, Rowan, North Carolina.

8 1870 United States Census, Joseph L Wilson, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 25, family 205, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,657.

9 1880 United States Census, Jas L Wilson, Mount Ulla, Rowan, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district ED 239, sheet 282C.

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