Mary Owens

Female24 September 1823–24 November 1872

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Owens was born on 24 September 1823, in Missouri, United States, her father, Robert Marion Owens, was 30 and her mother, Martha Hampton Herring, was 25. She married Menoah J. Beamer about 1840, in Carroll, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Saline, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Middleton Township, Lafayette, Missouri, United States in 1860. She died on 24 November 1872, in Blackburn, Saline, Missouri, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Blackburn, Saline, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Menoah J. Beamer
Mary Owens
Marriage: about 1840
William Richard Beamer
James Henry Beamer
Nancy Missouri Beamer
Martha Virginia Beamer
Laura Elizabeth Beamer
Phillip Robert Beamer
Viola Temer
Mary L. Beamer
Tiney R. Beamer
Rebecca Beamer

Sources (11)

  • Mary Owens in entry for Laura Elizabeth Cropp, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Mary Beamer in household of Robert Owens, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Temer in household of Vanilla Temer, "United States Census, 1870"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1840Carroll, Virginia, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (5)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 2

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 7

    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.


    Age 23

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: variant of Owen , with post-medieval excrescent English -s.

    Irish: adopted as an Anglicized form by bearers of the Gaelic surname Mac Eoghain (see McEwen ).

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

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