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Beverly Basil Owens, I
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Birth: Jun. 11, 1815
Laurens County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Oct., 1892
Sulphur Rock
Independence County
Arkansas, USA

Beverly Basil OWEN m. Jane GIBSON abt. 1838, Coffee County, TN. Jane was daughter to John G. GIBSON and Margaret MATHEWS.

Some read the stone as date of July 1814/October 1887 or 1892.
1880 Big Bottom Township Independence County Arkansas Census
on this census:Beverly notes his birthplace as SC
birthplace of father-SC and mother-VA

Beverly Basil Owens, served with Captain Benjamin Cherry's
Regiment, Lauderdale's Battalion, Tennessee Mounted
Infantry, Cherokee War (Spies). They were mustered in
at Ross landing 31 Oct. 1837 for six months.Received

Beverly B Owens
United States Index to Indian Wars Pension Files
Name: Beverly B Owens
Event Type: Pension
Event Date: 1892
Event Place: Arkansas
Spouse's Name: Jane Owens
Affiliate Publication Title: Index to Indian Wars Pension Files,1892-1926 , Affiliate Publication Number: T318 , Affiliate Film Number: 9 , GS Film number: 821618 , Digital Folder Number: 005246535 , Image Number: 01613

Captain Beverly Basil Owens of Independence County during Civil War
1st Arkanas Regiment Company I, 30 Day Volunteers, CSA
organized Nov. 23,1861 under Col. James Haywood McCaleb
part of the 25th Militia Regiment.

Independence County AR Archives Military Records
Military Land Grants In Independence County Arkansas
For Soldiers Of The Indian Wars -
Name: Owens, Beverly B.
Regiment: Robert's Company Tennessee Volunteers Florida War
Granted to: Beverly B. Owens
Issue Date: 8/1/1853

Beverly B. OWEN, wid Jane WC-3732 AR 3 Sept. 1892 FL War Srv TN Vols [He was in Coffee Co., TN early and married into the GIPSON family of Franklin County]

Some Military Land Grants In Independence County Arkansas For Soldiers Of The Indian Wars

Name: Owens, Beverly B.
Regiment: Robert's Company Tennessee Volunteers Florida War
Granted to: Beverly B. Owens

Several Beverly Basils' :

Several in the family of Beverly Basil Owens - 1815-1887, named their own children after him.

John Gideon OWENS & Amanda BIBEE - Beverly Basil Owens 1883-1975.

Elbert Gideon OWENS & Loucinda HINES - Basil"BB" Bevley Owens 1921 - 2013.

Thomas Jefferson OWENS & Rhonda KEENY - Beverly Bazel Owens 1868-1961.

Martha Jane OWENS HOLCOMBE - Basil Beverly Holbombe 1885-1941.

Permillia (OWENS) BRANNAN - Beverly Basil "BB" Brannan 1837-1915.

Beverly Bazel OWENS & Mattie WAYMAN - George Beverly Owens 1918 - .


Children of Beverly Basil OWENS and Jane GIBSON :

Sarah OWENS b 1840 m F. M. BARNETT Jan 21, 1858
Independence County AR

Margaret OWENS b 1841 m Henry C. LONG July 29 1858
Independence County AR

John Gideon OWENS b 1844 m 1.Mary E. WELLS December, 13,
m 2.Manda (BILEY/BIBEE) FROST June 06 1875 Independence
County AR. Manda was previous married to Leroy FROST.

Benjamin W. OWENS b 1846 m Sarah A.

William C. OWENS b 1849 m Sarah Ann GAGE and Frances OWENS.

Thomas Jefferson OWENS b 1851 m Rhoda KEENY Feb 06
1872 Independence County AR.

Henry Owens b 1855 m Susan CHERRY

Francis Marion OWENS b 1856 m Sarah Ellen CHERRY

Martha Jane OWENS b 1859 m Thomas Jefferson HOLCOMBE.

George OWENS b 1865 m Ira ROBERTSON.


1840 Coffee County, Tennessee Census
20-30 male 1 Beverly
under5 female 1 Sarah
15-20 female 1 Jane

1850 White River Township Independence County Arkansas Census
Beverly B OWEN 34 Farmer $500 SC
Jane 27 TN
Sarah 11 TN
Margaret 9 TN
John G 7 AR
Ben W 5 AR
William 2 AR

1860 White River Township Independence County Arkansas Census pg 147 Sulphur Rock
Beverly B OWEN 45 Farmer $1000 SC
Jane 37 TN
John G 16 Farmer AR
Benjamin W 14 AR
William B 12 AR
Thomas J 9 AR
Francis M 4 AR
Martha J 1 AR

1870 for Bevely B Owens
Post Office: Sulphur Rock
Independence Co
Name: Bevely B Owens
Estimated Birth Year: 1816
Gender: Male
Age in 1870: 54y
Color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, Indian): White
Birthplace: South Carolina
Home in 1870: Arkansas, United States
Household Gender Age
Bevely B Owens M 54y
Jane Owens F 49y
William C Owens M 22y
Thomas J Owens M 19y
Francis M Owens M 17y
Henry Owens M 15y
Martha J Owens F 12y
George W Owens M 5y

1880 census

Name: Beverly B. Owens
Residence: White River, Independence, Arkansas
Birthdate: 1815
Birthplace: South Carolina, United States
Relationship to Head: Self
Spouse's Name: Jane Owens
Spouse's Birthplace: Tennessee, United States
Father's Birthplace: South Carolina, United States
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia, United States
Race or Color (Expanded): White
Ethnicity (Standardized): American
Gender: Male
Martial Status: Married
Age (Expanded): 65 years
Occupation: Farmer
Household Gender Age Birthplace
SELF Beverly B. Owens M 65 South Carolina, United States
WIFE Jane Owens F 60 Tennessee, United States
DAU Martha J. Owens F 20 Arkansas, United States
SON George W. Owens M 15 Arkansas, United States
GRANDDAU Jennie E. Owens F 8 Arkansas, United States

Children of Thomas Jefferson Owens -

1. Medium/Meade B. Owens November 18,1872 / June 20,1943 m Lillie Wayman
2. Francis Marion Owens November 21,1874 / March 25,1980
3. John D. Owens March 13,1876 / December 10,1876
4. Oscar M. Owens June 4,1882 / January 31,1973
5. Beverly Basil Owens March 22,1878 / March 21,1961 m Mattie Wayman
6. Gaston Aubrey Owens October 19,1880 / June 6,1881
7. Robert Desha Owens January 24,1885 / September 6,1921
8. Edwin Melvin Owens
9. Beulah Lee Owens b: 14 Feb 1889 died in an auto accident about 1928/9.
She married George Washington Browning.
10. Eulah Ellen Owens b: 14 Feb 1889 married Theodore C Northern.

From the Original Book in the Coffee County Archives
October 4, 1841
Page 22 - [All have .50 beside them except for the ones marked Double at 1.00.]

....OWENS Bevelly B.,...........

Family links: 
  John Owens (____ - 1826)
  Jane Gibson Owens (1823 - 1895)
  Sarah Owens Barnett (1840 - 1874)*
  Margaret Owens Long (1841 - 1866)*
  John Gideon Owens (1843 - 1888)*
  Benjamin W Owens (1845 - ____)*
  William Cass Owens (1849 - 1941)*
  Thomas Jefferson Owens (1851 - 1894)*
  Francis Marion Owens (1853 - 1934)*
  Henry C Owens (1854 - ____)*
  Martha Jane Owens Holcombe (1858 - 1939)*
  George W. Owens (1865 - 1929)*
  Beverly Basil Owens (1815 - 1892)
  Permelia Owens Brannan (1818 - 1892)*
  Benjamin Wiley Owens (1819 - 1884)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Both Beverly B. Owens and Jane Gibson Owens are buried right above David and Elizabeth Garner Gibson in the Dugger Cemetery, Independence County, Arkansas.Center of cemetery,near large cedar tree.
Note: Plot: - center of cemetery under huge cedar tree. B.B. Owens MO. circle: Born JUL Died Oct 1881
Dugger Cemetery
Independence County
Arkansas, USA
Created by: Jude
Record added: Dec 08, 2009
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Beverly Basil Owens, I
Added by: Jude
Beverly Basil Owens, I
Added by: Jude
Beverly Basil Owens, I
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My maternal GGG too
- Toni
 Added: Jun. 27, 2010
My Gr Gr Grandpa. RIP
- Jude
 Added: Dec. 9, 2009

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