Philip Beeker
(Bet 1801/1810-Abt 1848)
Catharine Snider
(Bet 1801/1810-Bef 1840)
Joseph Owens
Rebecca Dent
(Abt 1802-1843)
Philip Sparks Beeker
Jane Elizabeth Owens
(Abt 1836-)
Joseph Owens Beeker


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1. Ella Baker

Joseph Owens Beeker 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 8 Oct 1857, , Rowan, NC 1 7
  • Marriage (1): Ella Baker on 31 Dec 1885 in , Leon, TX, USA
  • Died: 30 May 1926, , Leon, TX, USA at age 68 7
  • Buried: Buffalo: Buffalo Cemetery, Leon, Texas, United Sta 7

   FamilySearch ID: L5NR-QN1.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Rowan Mills, Rowan, NC, USA. 8 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.

2. Census in 1870 in Mount Ulla, Rowan, NC, USA. 1 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].

3. Census in 1900 in Buffalo, Leon, TX, USA. 9 The 1900 census recorded owning a home: Joseph Beeker, farmer, 43, born Oct 1857, living with wife Ella, 32, Feb 1868; Mary, 14, Nov 1886; Henry, 12, Mar 1888; and Minnie, 7, May 1893. Ella and Joseph were married for 14 years and she had birthed 3 children, all alive in 1900. Joseph and his parents were born in North Carolina. Ella and her children were born in Texas, and her father in Alabama and mother in Tennessee. A neighbor is Ella's mother, Mary Baker, farmer, widow, 58, May 1842, and her son Albert, 18, Mar 1882. Mary and her mother were born in Tennessee and her father in North Carolian. Albert was born in Texas and his father in Alabama.

4. Census in 1910 in Justice Precinct, Ellis, TX, USA. 10 The 1910 census recorded Joseph Beaher [indexed wrong due to poor handwriting], farmer, widowed, 51; living with daughter Mary J. 23; son Henry A., 21; daughter Minnie M., 16; and son Edwin R., 8. Joseph and his parents were born in North Carolia. The children and their mother were born in Texas.

5. Census in 1920 in Buffalo, Leon, TX, USA. 11 The 1920 census recorded Joe Becker [indexed wrong due to poor handwriting], 62, farmer, widowed, living with son Edward R., farm laborer, 17. Also with them is son, Henry Becker, 31, grocery store salesman, with his wife Katie, 30. Henry and his parents were born in North Carolina, and the others in Texas. Next door is Joe's mother-in-law, Mary L. Baker, widowed, 78, born in Tennessee.

Joseph married Ella Baker, daughter of Robert Baker and Mary Louise Smith, on 31 Dec 1885 in , Leon, TX, USA. (Ella Baker was born on 4 Feb 1868 in , , TX,2 12 died on 28 Jun 1909 in Waxahachie, Ellis, TX, USA 2 12 and was buried in Midlothian: Midlothian Cemetery, Ellis, TX, USA 2 12.)


1 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.

2 Texas State Registrar Office, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database, (,; Certificate 17368. Edwin R. Beeker. Father Joe O. Beeker. Mother Ella Baker. Informant: Mrs. Clifford Bell, daughter.

3 Texas State Registrar Office, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database, (, Mary Jane Dillard, 18 Apr 1966; citing certificate number 23936.

4 Texas State Registrar Office, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database, (, Minnie Beeker Parker, 28 Jul 1970; citing certificate number 56368.

5, "Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981," Henry Allen Beeker b. 2 Mar 1889 Buffalo Tx father J. O. Beeker mother Ella.

6, "Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981," Minnie Beeker b. 14 May 1892 Buffalo TX father Joe Beeker mother Ella Baker.

7 Find A Grave,

8 1860 United States Census, Households of P. S. Beeker, and Katharine Rary, County North of the N C Rail Road, Rowan, North Carolina.

9 1900 United States Census, Joseph Beeker, Justice Precinct 8 Buffalo town, Leon, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 50, sheet 3B, family 54.

10 1910 United States Census, Joseph O Beaher, Justice Precinct 6, Ellis, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 143, sheet 11A, family 184.

11 1920 United States Census, Joe Becker, Buffalo, Leon, Texas, United States; citing ED 77, sheet 7B, line 84, family 147.

12 Find A Grave,

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