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Beverly Basil Owens, I
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Birth: Jun. 11, 1815
Laurens County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Oct., 1887
Sulphur Rock
Independence County
Arkansas, USA

Possibly a son of William Owens, born 1789 in South Carolina.

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

1840 Coffee County, Tennessee Census
pg 187
20-30 male 1 Beverly
under5 female 1 Sarah
15-20 female 1 Jane
Name Beverley Owen
Home in 1840 (City, County, State) Coffee, Tennessee

1850 -White River Independence County Arkansas
John B Brannon is Dwelling 261
Beverly B Owens is Dwelling 272
David Gibson is Dwelling 276

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.

Company I – Capt. Beverly B. Owens — Independence county. This company was organized in Barren township, Independence county, Arkansas, by Captain Beverly B. Owens. The company enlisted for 30 days on November 19, 1861, and was discharged on December 19, 1861, at Camp Borland, near Pocahontas, Arkansas. Most of these men were from Independence county. Many of them subsequently enlisted in Cos. I and K, 38th Arkansas Infantry. Endorsement on Company I muster roll—“Muster Roll of Capt. B. B. Owens’ Co. of Vol. Inf., raised in response to Col. Borland’s call of Nov. 5; mustered into the Confederate service Nov. 19 for 30 days, and discharged Dec. 19, 1861; entitled to pay from date of muster to the time set opposite their respective names and to transportation and subsistence from Pocahontas to Barren Township, Independence County, Ark., 60 miles.

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', Among them - :

Several in the family, and friends 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.

Hugh Bevley Graham grandson of John Byrd Brannan & Permilla (Owens) Brannan. Hugh Bevley Graham would name a son Hugh Basil.

Beverly Bazel OWENS & Mattie WAYMAN - George Beverly Owens.

Francis M Cherry named son William Beverly.


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
pg 187
20-30 male 1 Beverly
under5 female 1 Sarah
15-20 female 1 Jane
Name Beverley Owen
Home in 1840 (City, County, State) Coffee, Tennessee
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture 1
Free White Persons - Under 20 2
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49 1
Total Free White Persons 3
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves 3

1850 White River Township Independence County Arkansas Census
Dwelling 272
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, Independence, Arkansas
Name Beverly B Owen
Age 45
Birth Year abt 1815
Gender Male
Birth Place South Carolina
Home in 1860 White River, Independence, Arkansas
Post Office Sulphur Rock
Family Number 956
Household Members
Name Age
Beverly B Owen 45
Jane Owen 37
John G Owen 16
Benjamin W Owen 14
William C Owen 12
Thomas J Owen 9
Francis M Owen 4
Martha J Owen 1
Stephen L Harris 22

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.

Rhoda Keeney was neice to Cassandra (Cherry) Brannan.
Rhoda was dau to Louisa (Cherry) Keeney.Thomas Jefferson Owens
married Rhoda Ellen Keeney.William Brannan was brother
to John Byrd Brannan, who married Permilla Owens.

Name Rhoda Keney
Age in 1870 18
Birth Year abt 1852
Birthplace Arkansas
Home in 1870 White River, Independence, Arkansas
Race White
Gender Female
Post Office Sulphur Rock
Household Members
Name Age
William Brannan 56
Casandra Brannan 57
Benjamin Brannan 22
Francis M Brannan 20
Thomas J Brannan 17
Rhoda Keney 18

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: 
  Jane Gibson/Gipson Owens (1823 - 1895)
  Sarah Owens Barnett (1840 - 1874)*
  Margaret Owens Long (1841 - 1866)*
  John Gideon Owens (1843 - 1888)*
  Benjamin W Owens (1845 - 1900)*
  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)*
*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
Find A Grave Memorial# 45255231
Beverly Basil Owens, I
Added by: Jude
Beverly Basil Owens, I
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Beverly Basil Owens, I
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- BeNotForgot
 Added: Sep. 23, 2015
My maternal GGG too
- Toni
 Added: Jun. 27, 2010
My Gr Gr Grandpa. RIP
- Jude
 Added: Dec. 9, 2009

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