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Sarah Jane Wilkinson Beckner
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Birth: Sep. 15, 1860
Putnam County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 8, 1947
Kanawha County
West Virginia, USA

The Register of Births of Putnam Co, Virginia (now WV) lists Sarah as Sarah J "Wilkerson," born 15 Sep 1860, on the Left Fork of Pocatalico, Virginia (now WV). Her parents were listed as William T & Martha A Wilkerson, residents of Putnam Co. Note alternate spelling of Wilkinson. Sarah's WV Death Certificate INCORRECTLY lists her date of birth as 6 Nov 1861.

Since West Virginia was not a state when Sarah was born, she was actually born in Putnam County, Virginia (now WV).

She married William "Bill" M Beckner on 28 Jul 1881, in Kanawha County, West Virginia. From 1926-1931, she was among the first midwifes to be licensed by the WV Health Dept. She must have functioned as a midwife before licensing was required & then later without licensing. She was a lifetime resident of Kanawha County, WV.

In the 1900 census, Sarah was listed as having 11 children and seven living. The seven living children were Volley Franklin, John Campbell, Matthew, Elben A, James Washington, Bessie E & Laura B. After the 1900 census Elben died, and she had a 12th child that died young.

In the 1910 census, Sarah was listed as having 12 children and six living. These six living children all lived to adulthood: Volley, John, Matthew, James, Bessie, & Laura.

Known children of William & Sarah Wilkinson Beckner:

-Rev Volley Franklin Beckner
-John Campbell Beckner
-Matthew Beckner
-Elben A Beckner last noted in 1900 census
-Rev James Washington Beckner
-Bessie Ethel Beckner Boggess
-M E Beckner (twin) last noted 1895 WV Birth Record
-Masel E Beckner (twin) last noted 1895 WV Birth Record
-Laura Belle Beckner Shultz
-Infant Beckner 1900/1910 - 1900/1910

Daughter of William Tomblin Richard Wilkinson & Martha Ann Breeden Patterson.

Her WV Death Certificate states she died at home in Poca Dist, Charleston Rt 4, Kanawha County, WV and was buried in Beckner Cemetery, which is on Frog's Creek Road, Rt 4, Charleston, WV, near her home.

Buried beside her is husband William M. Beckner.

Researched & contributed by great granddaughter Jean Clayton Charles
Family links: 
  Martha Ann Breeden Wilkinson (1831 - 1875)
  William M Beckner (1855 - ____)*
  Volley Franklin Beckner (1882 - 1961)*
  John Campbell Beckner (1883 - 1948)*
  Matt Beckner (1886 - 1969)*
  Elben A Beckner (1888 - ____)*
  James Washington Beckner (1891 - 1972)*
  Bessie Ethel Beckner Boggess (1892 - 1974)*
  M E Beckner (1895 - ____)*
  Masel E Beckner (1895 - ____)*
  Laura Belle Beckner Schultz (1896 - 1988)*
  Infant Beckner (1900 - ____)*
  Ambrose B. Wilkinson (1853 - 1910)*
  Nancy K Wilkinson Derrick (1855 - 1945)*
  James Harvey Wilkinson (1857 - 1947)*
  Sarah Jane Wilkinson Beckner (1860 - 1947)
  Benjamin Franklin Wilkinson (1868 - 1948)*
*Calculated relationship
Beckner Cemetery
Kanawha County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Jean Clayton Charles
Record added: Nov 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100510176
Sarah Jane <i>Wilkinson</i> Beckner
Added by: Jean Clayton Charles
Sarah Jane <i>Wilkinson</i> Beckner
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Sarah Jane <i>Wilkinson</i> Beckner
Added by: Jean Clayton Charles
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Asleep in Jesus-until we meet with him in the air.
- Great-Great-Great Niece Dorothy Clark
 Added: Oct. 23, 2015

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