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  • ID: I201
  • Name: Phoebe Bailey
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: ABT 1815 in Tennessee, USA
  • Death: BET 1870 AND 1873 in Lewis County, Tennessee, USA
  • Note: Last seen on 01 June 1870 census. Husband remarried 03 March 1873 in Lewis County, Tennessee.
  • Note:
    Phoebe Bailey Beckum
    Birth: unknown
    Death: unknown

    w/o Alexander Beckum

    Family links:
    James Bailey (1787 - 1866)
    Elizabeth Bailey (1786 - 1842)

    Alexander Beckum

    Elizabeth Ann Beckum Tune (1839 - 1922)*
    Adeline J Beckum Jones (1843 - 1921)*
    Mary E. Beckum Jones (1847 - ____)*
    Nancy Jane Beckum McClain (1848 - 1881)*
    Martha E. Beckum Pickard (1851 - 1883)*
    James L Beckum (1856 - 1889)*

    Phoebe Bailey Beckum
    Mary Bailey Beckum (1810 - 1845)*
    Nancy L. Bailey Williams (1817 - 1859)*
    John Harvey Bailey (1819 - 1868)*

    Body lost or destroyed

    Created by: Mary Bob McClain
    Record added: Jul 18, 2014
    Find A Grave Memorial# 132973994


    Transcribed by Gloria J. Tune 13 September 2017
    from what appears to be a copy from a book, likely the transcription of the original letter by the below mentioned Jill K. Garrett, a well known researcher & author in Maury County, Tennessee. Shared with me by another descendant of James & Elzabeth Bailey's son John Harvey Bailey whose son John Frank Bailey wrote the letter to his brother Claiborne Lee Bailey.

    Letter written by Frank Bailey to C. L. Bailey (Clabe Bailey), Hampshire, Tenn. Letter postmarked, Los Angeles, California, 31 August 1935. This letter copied in 1963 by Jill K. Garrett. Letter in possession at that time of Miss Suzanne Bailey, Columbia, Tennessee.

    “Grandmother Turnbo's maiden name was Coffey. Grandmother Bailey's maiden name, I don't know. Uncle Nathan was married twice, had one son by first wife and one girl married Dr. Wolf.”

    “Our great grandfathers were Revolutionary soldiers. Great grandfather Turnbo was in the battle of Kings Mountain.”

    “I forgot to mention that the third girl (of Turnbo's) married a man named Clint Laforty and lived in West Tennessee. I don't know how many children they had. I was at his house once after his wife was dead. I know very little about them. Our ancestors were slave holders on both sides and were agricultural people. I never knew of any criminals among them.”

    “We had five relatives in the Civil War (first cousins) Jones and Tune on Father's side - three on mother's side. The 2 Sims boys, and one killed, as above said. James was shot through the leg at the battle of Richmond, Ky., 1862. Uncle Nathan had a son by his first wife, who was in the war. If some of Uncle Andy's children are living they are the only first cousins that we have.”

    “James Bailey, Grandfather, was born 24 May 1787, died 12 March 1866. Grandmother, Elizabeth Bailey was born 12 March 1786, died 18 August 1842. To them was born four children, three girls and one son (father). Father was born 18 Nov. 1819, and died 26 February 1868.”

    “One of the girls married a Buckner and had one child Henrietta, our first cousin. She married Cates as you know.

    “Second girl married an Alsoybrooks. He died leaving her one child (girl). She afterwards married a Beckum and had two children, Jim and Bob Beckum.”

    [note by Gloria - we know from marriage records that Mary Bailey married first to Stephen Beckum, then second to Kindon Alsobrook]

    [at bottom of this page is the number] -201-


    “Third girl, AUNT P, married ALEX BECKUM, whom you know. To them was born 5 girls and one boy (LUTHER). ADELINE married a JONES, MARY ELIZA a JONES. JANE married MART McCLAIN. LIZZIE a TUNE, LOONEY'S mother.”

    “James Turnbo, grandfather, was born 22 March 1780, died 19 August 1826. Grandmother Felilia was born 13 March 1787, died 18 May 1865. Mother was born 20 March 1824, died 18 August 1899. To them was born seven children - 3 boys, 4 girls.”

    “Uncle Nathan and Andy you know. Uncle Claiborne died in middle life. Of Aunt Gracy you know. One girl married a Mathews - two children. One girl Polly married Paris Simms and had six children - 5 boys and one girl. James, Frank, Ned, Paris, and one son killed at battle of Chicamauga. Baileys were from Virginia. Turnbos from North Carolina.”

    Named in the will of her father James Bailey......

    Photocopies on file...........
    Tennessee, Probate Court Books, 1795-1927
    Maury Wills, 1848-1874, Vol. F, page 305 (image 185)
    Located at https://familysearch.org

    Transcription of will by Gloria J. Tune, 01 July 2014

    James Bailey's Will
    Proved 4th June 1866

    In the name of God, Amen. I, James Bailey of Maury County, Tennessee being of sound mind, but in delicate health & uncertain of how long I have to live do make and ordain this as my last will & testament hereby revoking all other wills by me made.

    Item 2nd - I further will to my daughter Phebe Beckem & her children all my land on the west side of the creek where she now lives, known as the Jennings tract, and that she shall have two hundred dollars in money & her husband Alexander Beckem's note. I further will that Adaline Jones my granddaughter shall have the balance of my Jennings tract of land which lies on the east side of the creek.

    Maury County, Tennessee was formed in November 1807 from Williamson County.

    1840 United States Federal Census about Alexander Beckum
    Enumeration date: 01 June 1840
    Name: Alexander Bookham
    [Alexander Beckum]
    [Alexander Beckam]
    Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Maury, Tennessee
    Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 2 (b. 1811-1820)-Alexander & ?

    Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1 (b. 1835-1840)-Elizabeth Ann
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1 (b. 1826-1830)-?
    Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1 (b. 1811-1820)-Phoebe Bailey Beckum

    Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2
    Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3
    Total Free White Persons: 5
    Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 5
    Source Citation: Year: 1840; Census Place: Maury, Tennessee; Roll: 532; Page: 333; Image: 674; Family History Library Film: 0024548.
    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. 1840 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
    Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
    Original data: Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. (NARA microfilm publication M704, 580 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

    Lewis County was formed in 1843 from parts of Perry, Hickman, Lawrence, Maury and Wayne counties.

    1850 United States Federal Census
    Name: Phoebe Beckum
    Age: 34
    Estimated birth year: abt 1816
    Birth Place: Tennessee
    Gender: Female
    Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): District 4, Lewis, Tennessee
    Husband's Occupation: Farmer
    House and Family number 511
    Household Members: Name, Gender, Age, Place of birth
    Alexander Beckum, male, 1813, North Carolina
    Phoebe Beckum(nee Bailey), female, 34, Tennessee
    Elizabeth A. Beckum, female, 11, Tennessee
    Adline J. Beckum, female, 7, Tennessee
    Mary E. Beckum, female, 5, Tennessee
    Nancy J. Beckum, female, 2, Tennessee

    Neighbors in household number 506 were Joshua Tune, age 39, born in Virginia, Rhody(sic) Tune(nee Pickard), age 28, born in Tennessee and family; William P. Tune, male, 15(farmer); Louisa J., female, 13; Nancy L., female, 11; Elizabeth, female, 9; Theoderick(sic), male, 7; James E., male, 4----all children born in Tennessee.

    Neighbors in house 512 were Matthew, age 43 and Mahala, age 43, Pickard, both born in North Carolina and family, Elizabeth, female, 16;
    Sidney S., male, 11; William J., male, 6--all children born in Tennessee.

    Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: District 4, Lewis, Tennessee; Roll: M432_887; Page: 426; Image: 77(9 of 12)
    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432, 1,009 rolls.

    1860 United States Federal Census
    Name: Phoebe Beckum
    Age in 1860: 45
    Birth Year: abt 1815
    Birthplace: Tennessee
    Home in 1860: District 4, Lewis, Tennessee
    Gender: Female
    Post Office: Newburgh
    Value of real estate: $2500
    Value of personal estate: $500
    Husband's Occupation: Farmer
    House and family number 112
    Household Members: Name, Age, Gender, Place of Birth
    Alexander Beckum 47, male, North Carolina
    Phoebe (seen as "Phebia") Beckum 45, female, Tennessee
    Adeline J Beckum 17, female, Tennessee
    Mary E Beckum 15, female, Tennessee
    Nancy J Beckum 12, female, Tennessee
    Martha E Beckum 9, female, Tennessee
    James L Beckum 4, female, Tennessee

    Neighbors in household number 109 were Joshua Tune, age 49, presumed widower, born in Virginia and his children: Nancy, Elizabeth, Theodrick(sic), James, Mahala, and Joshua.

    In household number 110 are Joshua Tune's oldest son William Tune, age 24 and his wife Elizabeth Beckum Tune, age 20 and their children Luna, female age 3, and Rhoda, female age 1. Note** Luna Tune is believed to be listed incorrectly as a female and believe to be their first child, a son, Abe Looney Tune, born January 11, 1857.

    Household 113 is William Beckum, age 45, born in North Carolina with wife Malinda age 46, born in Tennessee

    Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: District 4, Lewis, Tennessee; Roll: M653_1260; Page: 510; Image: 361(3 of 8)
    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1,438 rolls.

    1870 United States Federal Census
    Name: Phoebe Beckum
    Estimated birth year: abt 1816
    Age in 1870: 54
    Birthplace: Tennessee
    Home in 1870: District 4, Lewis, Tennessee
    Post Office: Newbury(Newburgh)
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Husband's Occupation: Farmer
    Value of real estate: $1000
    Value of personal estate: $400
    Household Members: Name, age, gender, place of birth
    Alex Beckum, 58, male, North Carolina
    Phoebe Beckum, 54, female, Tennessee
    Nancy J. Beckum, 22, female,Tennessee
    Martha E. Beckum, 19, female, Tennessee
    James L. Beckum, 14, male, Tennessee

    Elizabeth A. TUNE(nee Beckum), 30, female, Tennessee
    Looney Tune, 13, male, Tennessee(seen as Luna Tune, age 3, female on 1860 census)
    Malinda J. Tune, 11, female, Tennessee--probably the Rhoda Tune, age 1, seen on the 1860 census
    Sarah E. Tune, 10, female, Tennessee
    Henry G. Tune, 4, male, Tennessee
    Elizabeth Tune, 3, female, Tennessee
    Willie N, Tune, 11 months, female, Tennessee
    Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: District 4, Lewis, Tennessee; Roll: M593_1543; Page: 120; Image: 240(1, 2 of 5)
    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003. Original data: 1870.
    United States. Ninth Census of the United States, 1870. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Administration. M593, RG29, 1,761 rolls.

    Father: James Bailey b: 24 MAY 1787 in Virginia, USA
    Mother: Elizabeth Maiden Name Unknown b: 12 MAR 1786 in presumed in Tennessee, USA

    Marriage 1 Alexander Beckum b: ABT 1812 in Orange County, North Carolina
    • Married: 17 AUG 1836 in Maury County, Tennessee, USA
    • Note:
      Marriages of Maury County, Tennessee, 1808-1852, Marriage Register 1,
      1808-18 37, page 67
      Alexander Beckum to Phebe Bailey, August 16, 1836 (August 17, 1836 )

      Tennessee State Marriages, 1765-2002
      about Alexander Beckum
      Name: Alexander Beckum
      Spouse: Phebe Bailey
      Marriage Date: 17 Aug 1836
      Marriage County: Maury
      Marriage State: Tennessee
      Bondsman: Samuel S. Ricketts
      Solemized by R. Stockard, J. P.
      Source Information:
      Ancestry.com. Tennessee State Marriages, 1765-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Tennessee State Marriages, 1765-2002. Nashville, TN, USA: Tennessee State Library and Archives. Microfilm.
    1. Has Children Elizabeth Ann Beckum b: 03 NOV 1839 in Maury County, Tennessee, USA
    2. Has Children Adaline J. Beckum b: 03 APR 1843 in Lewis or Maury County, Tennessee, USA
    3. Has Children Mary Eliza Beckum b: JAN 1847 in Lewis County, Tennessee, USA
    4. Has Children Nancy Jane Beckum b: 20 MAR 1848 in Maury County, Tennessee, USA
    5. Has Children Martha E. Beckum b: ABT 1851 in Lewis County, Tennessee, USA
    6. Has No Children James L. Beckum b: 05 JAN 1856 in Lewis County, Tennessee, USA
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