Henry Beeker Sr.
Barbara Garner
(Abt 1767-1840)
Philip Beeker
(Bet 1801/1810-Abt 1848)
Elizabeth Beula Shoultz
Barbary Alla Beeker
(Abt 1839-)


Family Links

1. George Deadmon
2. Theodore Freeland H. Morris

Barbary Alla Beeker 3

  • Born: Abt 1839, , Davidson, NC, USA 4
  • Marriage (1): George Deadmon on 18 Feb 1864 in , Davie, NC, USA 1
  • Marriage (2): Theodore Freeland H. Morris on 7 Jan 1875 in Jerusalem, Davie, NC, USA 2

   Another name for Barbary was Barbara Alla M. Beeker.5

   FamilySearch ID: L5V7-QSZ.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1850 in , Davidson, NC, USA. 4 The 1850 census recorded Barbara Beaker, 10, living in the household of Mary Snider, 43; and Mary's children: David H. Snider, 14; Phebi Snider, 12; Sarah C. Snider, 8; Mary J. Snider, 6; and Louisa A. Snider, 4. Everyone was born in North Carolina.

2. Probate: After father Philip's death his 7 children petitioned the court to sell his land, in 1853, in , Davidson, NC, USA. 5 5 State of North Carolina
Davidson County

In Equity
To Fall Term 1853

To The Hon. The Judges of the court of Equity of Davidson county.

This petition of John C. Beeker, Philip S. Beeker of full age, and Henry J. Beeker, Barbara M. Beeker, George W. Beeker, Solomon Beeker & Mary M. Beeker infants who sues by their next friend & brother John C. Beeker.

Hereby petitioning
Show unto your honor your petitions aforesaid that in the year 1838 Henry Beeker made a deed of conveyance in fee simple of the lands below described to the "bodily heirs of Philip Beeker" decd, that your peititioning John C. Beeker, Philip S. Beeker who are of full age, and Henry J. Beeker, Barbara M. Beeker, George W. Beeker, Solomon Beeker & Mary M. Beeker who are infants, are the only children & bodily heirs of said Philip Beeker decd and are tenants in the said land lying in the county aforesaid on the waters of Lick Creek adjoining the lands of Philip Snider, Wesley Snider, James Williams & Marshall Nance containing two hundred acres more or less.
Your petitioners would further show to your honor that, on account of the great inequality of the value of the various parts of said land, the same could not with any sort of equality justice be divided among your petitioners, and that the land is becoming from year to year of less value and the improvements getting out of repair so that it cannot be sorted out to any advantages to your petitioners, and that a sale of the same would essentially immaterally promote the interests of all the parties concerned and especially said infant petitioners.
Lo the end therefore that your petitioners may be relieved in the premises, may it prove your Honor to grant an order & decree of sale of said lands upon such terms and conditions as to your Honor may seem just and proper and all such further orders as the nature of the case may require
And as induly bound will ever pray.

D. A. Starbuck
Sol for Petitioners.

3. She witnessed the will of Philip Beeker in 1854 in , Davidson, NC, USA. 5 5 John C. Beeker Ex Parte

In Equity
Spring Term 1854

To the Honorable the Judge of the Court of Equity in and forsaid County.

In obedience to a decree of this Court of Equity made at the Fall Term 1853 -- after due advertisement I proceeded to sell the lands mentioned in the petition, at public sale on a credit of twelve months, on the the premises, when William Cox became the purchasor, at the sum of five hundred and seventy five dollars and fifty centers - which I report to be a fair price; all of which is respectfully submitted - at office April 4th 1854.

James A. Long, C M C.

4. Census in 1860 in Rowan Mills, Rowan, NC, USA. 6 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.

5. Census in 1870 in Jerusalem, Davie, NC, USA. 7 The 1870 census recorded George Deadman, farmer, 57, living with Barbary, 31. Also in the home was John C. Forrest, farm laborer, 21, and James Pack, 10. Everyone was born in North Carolina.

Barbary married George Deadmon, son of Thomas Griffin Deadmon and Nancy Tatum, on 18 Feb 1864 in , Davie, NC, USA.1 (George Deadmon was born on 9 Mar 1813 in , Davie, NC, USA,8 died on 27 Aug 1872 in , Davie, NC, USA 8 and was buried in Mocksville: Deadman Cemetery, Davie, NC, USA 8.)

Barbary next married Theodore Freeland H. Morris, son of Wyatt Morris and Barbara McMakin, on 7 Jan 1875 in Jerusalem, Davie, NC, USA.2 (Theodore Freeland H. Morris was born in Jul 1848 in , Stanly, NC, USA,9 died on 6 Jan 1922 in Harris Township, Stanly, NC, USA 9 10 and was buried on 8 Jan 1922 in New London, Stanly, NC, USA 9.)


1 Ancestry.com, North Carolina, U.S., Marriage Index, 1741-2011 (North Carolina State Archives. North Carolina County Marriage Indexes. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina.), George Deadman and Barbara Beaker, 18 Feb 1864, Davie NC.

2 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F823-RNL Barbary Deadmon m. 7 Jan 1875 T. F. Harris in Davie Co. NC.

3 Ancestry.com, North Carolina, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998, Davie Co. Will Book Vol. 2, 1868-1921, page 23, will of George Deadman.

4 1850 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4BM-5PY Barbara Beaker in household of Mary Snider, Davidson county, Davidson, North Carolina, United States; citing family 1216.

5 Ancestry.com, North Carolina, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998, Estate of Philip Beeker. 1854. Online images 4288-4301.

6 1860 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD6D-9ZZ Households of P. S. Beeker, and Katharine Rary, County North of the N C Rail Road, Rowan, North Carolina.

7 1870 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWZR-ZG3 George Deadman, Jerusalem, Davie, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 6, family 48.

8 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=153259026.

9 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/186970009.

10 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-68GZ-H Theodora F. Morris d. 6 Jan 1922.

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