Mary Ann Beasley

18 February 1809–11 December 1878 (Age 69)
Warren, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Beasley was born on 18 February 1809, in Warren, North Carolina, United States, her father, John Pitts Beasley Jr., was 32 and her mother, Lucy Ellis, was 27. She married Reddick Godwin on 17 November 1831, in Williamson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Williamson, Tennessee, United States in 1850. She died on 11 December 1878, in Perry, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Godwin Cemetery, Perry, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reddick Godwin
Mary Ann Beasley
Marriage: 17 November 1831
William George Godwin
John J Godwin
Simon M Godwin
Mary D Godwin
Joseph H Godwin
Martha Jane Elizabeth Godwin
Sarah M Godwin
Sina M Godwin
Redrick Henry Godwin
Nancy California Godwin

Spouse and Children

    Reddick Godwin



17 November 1831
Williamson, Tennessee, United States


    William George Godwin


    Martha Jane Elizabeth Godwin


    John J Godwin


    Sarah M Godwin


    Simon M Godwin


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Pitts Beasley Jr.





+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 3

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 21

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Lancashire named Beesley, perhaps from Old English bēos ‘bent grass’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary An Godwin in household of Redick Godwin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary A Godwin in household of R Godwin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Maryann Godwin in household of Reddick Godwin, "United States Census, 1850"

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