Re: Trecy Edwards/Jean Jo
I'm pretty sure Jo's suggestion is correct. I have Treasy Felton -
first husband Thomas W. Edwards and second husband Thomas Wesley
Owens. The Reddin in the 1880 census (who is 10 years older than the
other children) is her son by her first husband. And, in the 1870
census, you'll find the other Edwards children from her first
marriage listed as well.
North Carolina Marriage Bonds
Groom: Thomas W. Edwards
Bride: Treasy Felton
Bond Date: 18 Dec 1854
Bond #: 000043486
Marriage Date: 21 Dec 1854
Record #: 01 059
Bondsman: Elias (X) Sumer
Witness: W.S. Pitt, Cl
Performed by: J. R. Pitt, Justice of the Peace
1860 U.S. Federal Census, Edgecombe, NC
Tarboro post office, p. 156 (268), dwelling 1350, family 1267, Thos
W Edwards household; National Archives microfilm publication M653,
Thos W Edwards, 32
Treacy Edwards, 22
Gray W, 4
Catharine E., 3
1870 U.S. Federal Census, Otters Creek, Edgecombe, NC
Sparta post office, p. 13 (89), dwelling 103, family 103, Wesley
Owens household; National Archives microfilm publication M593, roll
Wesley Owens, 26
Trecey Owens, 30
Malichi R. Owens, 1
Charles H. Owens, 4/12
Gray Edwards, 15
Catherine Edwards, 12
Redding Edwards, 11
Sally A.S. Edwards, 8
Louisy Brinkley, 80
In 1850, Treasy Felton is listed with her parents - Thomas Felton
and Telitha Sparkman in the Edgecombe census.
A few things I'm curious about...
What is your source for Lazarus as the father of Thomas Wesley
Owens? I've never been able to find Thomas W prior to the 1870
census. There is a Lazarus Owens in Georgia in 1850 with a son
Thomas W of the right age, but he came to Georgia from Haywood
County, NC and his son Thomas W was born in Ga. Lazarus, son of
Elias, I know nothing about except that he married Sarah Burris and
I don't believe that he is the Lazarus living in Georgia. If you
have any info on Lazarus or Elias, I would LOVE to share!
What is your source for Robert Malachi Owens marrying Mary Elizabeth
Langley? I have a Mary Elizabeth Langley married to Robert F. Owens
and Malachi R. Owens married to Annie Corbett. Annie's mother
Jeanette Corbett is living with Annie and the children in the 1900
census, after the death of Malachi (Mack) R. Owens in 1899 (his
estate is in the NC archives under Edgecombe County) and is the head
of household with the kids in the 1910 census (I guess Annie died
too). B.F. Eagles is appointed guardian of Malachi and Annie's four
children as well as the minor children of Thomas Wesley on 9 Nov
What is your source for Catherine Bridgers as second spouse of
Thomas Wesley? I always thought there was a spouse between Treacy
and Mahala, but wasn't sure. Did Catherine die in childbirth with
Fred Exum? Thomas W. was listed as a widow in the 1900 census.
Do you know anything about Wesley Gray Owens' first wife Annie? He's
listed with her in the 1910 and 1920 censuses and appears to have
married Maggie abt. 1922. Is that correct?
You also mentioned the son, Charlie. Here's what I have on him:
Charles H. Owens b. abt. 1870 d. bef 1906
Mirtha Webb b. abt. Oct 1871 (I think you listed the marriage date
incorrectly...by 1916 Charles was deceased).
Walter Owens b. abt Sep 1892 prob. died bef Oct 1906 (not mentioned
in father's estate and would have still been a minor child)
William Gaston Owens b. 4 Sep 1895
Charles David Owens b. abt. Jun 1899
Mirtha Blanche Owens b. abt. 1903
Mirtha remarried abt. 1909 to Thaddeus (Thad) C. Cale and she and
the three children are listed with him in the 1910 Edgecombe census.
Full names of the children came from the 1906 estate of Charles H.
Owens found in the NC Archives (I have a copy if you want it).
Hope this helps,
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, eahsr16@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 3/31/2005 9:23:55 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> jowgen@e... writes:
> 1860 census - Edgecombe Co, NC pg 156
> There is a Thos W Edwards 32 with Treasy 22.
> Is it possible that Trecy was married first to Thomas Edwards??
> 1880 census in Otters Creek, Edgecombe Co, NC pg 209:
> T W Owens 35
> Terecy 40
> Reddin 20
> Mack 11
> Charlie 9
> Joseph 7
> Thomas 5;
> Ephrum 3
> Hannah? 3/12
> Jean "Jo"
> I was working on graphics tonight and installing filters when your
> came in, so saw it right away. I haven't been able to find Trecy
Edwards at all.
> Thomas Wesley Owens was married 3 times.
> Descendants of Thomas Wesley Owens
> Generation No. 1
> 1. Thomas Wesley5 Owens (Lazarus4, Elias Sr.3, John II 2, John
> born 1846 in Edgecombe Co, NC, and died Bef. 1903 in Edgecombe Co,
> married (1) Trecy Edwards November 05, 1867 in Edgecombe C., NC.
She was born
> Abt. 1846. He married (2) Catherine Bridgers April 02, 1885.
He married (3)
> Mahala Webb October 30, 1900.
> Notes for Thomas Wesley Owens:
> Corporal Born in Edgecombe County where he resided as a farmer
> enlisting in Edgecombe County at age 16, January 25, 1862.
Mustered in as Private
> Company E, 43rd Regiment. Promoted to Corporal on November 1,
1864. Present or
> accounted for until he surrendered at Appomattox Court House,
> 9, 1865.
> Children of Thomas Owens and Trecy Edwards are:
> 2 i. Robert Malachi6 Owens. He married Mary Elizabeth Langley.
> 3 ii. Ephram Owens, born 1876.
> 4 iii. Fanny Owens, born February 11, 1880. She married Hymrick
> Children of Thomas Owens and Catherine Bridgers are:
> 5 i. Eddie Brooks6 Owens.
> 6 ii. Sara Elizabeth Owens, born December 22, 1886. She married
> Harrell Abt. 1915. She married (2) Hymrick Hyman Harrell Abt.
> 7 iii. Wesley Gray Owens, born June 12, 1888; died December 07,
> married Magnolia Edmondson.
> 8 iv. Dora Bessie Owens, born March 02, 1890. She married Grover
> 9 v. Fred Exum Owens, born 1891 in Edgecombe Co, NC; died 1944 in
> Co, NC. He married Lula Edwards December 22, 1916 in Edgecombe
> It looks as if half sisters Fannie Owens married Hymrick Hyman
> well as her half sister, Sara Elizabeth Owens.
> I am interested in Charlie Owens, grandson of Thomas Wesley Owens
> Edwards. Charlie married Myrtha Webb Nov 17, 1916 in Edgecombe
> daughter of Wiley Webb and Sarah Cobb. Charlie's occupation is
shown on 1900
> Edgecombe County, Sparta Township, Census as a merchant.
> Their children were:
> Walter Owens b September 1892.
> Gaston Owens, born September 1895.
> Charles D. Owens, born June 1899.
> I hope I have this listed right, there is a lot of activity going
> right now. My 9 year old grandson is trying to carry on a
conversation with me, I
> have my mind concentrated on a graphics program and filters, and
> sort out this Owens family.
> Corrections and additions appreciated.
> Faye Hays
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