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Little Flock Baptist Church

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Date: 1842 [unknown]
Location: Owen County, Indianamap
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The current church outside Louisville, KY http://www.littleflock.com/
Note there is also an Owen County in Kentucky
The similarly named church in Sullivan County, IN

For historical context on the County: [[2]] This is the same church as referred to by the name Missionary Baptist Church in [Section on Owen County, Morgan Township]. Many such histories cite [Blanchard's] history of the area.

Beamans in Carolina Church Owen County, Indiana

Many of the Beaman family members joined in worship with others from North Carolina in a group known as "Little Flock Baptist Church." They organized formally in November 1842 as the New Union Baptist Church (commonly called Carolina) in the northern part of Morgan Township at the home of Jacob Beaman. Samuel's wife, Sarah "Sary" Beaman was a charter member.

Other charter members were Jacob Beaman and wife Winna (Langdon) Beaman, Elijah Beaman and wife Mary (Singleton) Beaman, Polly (Lucas) Beaman (wife of John W.), Catherine (Randol) Beaman (wife of Zachariah), Penelope Beaman, Rachel Hicks (daughter of Jacob Beaman, wife of Elias), Elizabeth Haltom (daughter of Isaac Beaman, wife of John), Sarah Hicks (daughter of Jacob Beaman, wife of James B.), Wealthy (Beaman) Trent (wife of William).

Of the seventeen charter members, twelve were Beamans. Of the next six persons joining, all were Beamans or spouses. Although not amongst the charter members, Eli Beaman was ordained a deacon on 22 January 1843. Samuel Beaman senior and junior were early members. Noah Randle was listed as the 32nd person to become a member of Carolina, no comments, no wife (possibly "Patty" Randall, charter member, was "Polly", whom he married in 1840). James B. Hicks was another early member, baptised in November 1842, along with John Beaman and Allen H. Hicks.

One of very few unidentified Beamans in Owen County, Penelope Beaman was a charter member of Carolina Church in November 1842, on the list following Mary Beaman. Who was Penelope? Was she one of Jacob and Winney Beaman's missing females, born circa 1800 or 1821-25? There are no comments in the church record, so maybe Penelope died by 1850, as she is not in that census, and a marriage was not recorded for her.

There were no comments regarding Mary Beaman, a charter member. Who was Mary? Only two Mary Beamans in Owen County by 1842 were old enough to be considered. They were: the wife of John W. Beaman, aka Polly (married 1840) and the wife of Elijah Beaman (married 1840). Polly Beaman, a charter member, received a letter of dismissal in March 1852, so she could have been the wife of John [John W.], who also received a letter of dismissal in March 1852. Elijah was a charter member of Carolina; Elijah Beaman and wife (in comments, no name) received a letter of dismissal in 1852; was his wife the charter member Mary for whom there are no comments?

Conclusion: since Carolina Church was organized at the home of Jacob Beaman, it is likely that Mary was the wife of Elijah, and that Penelope was part of Jacob's family, while Polly was the wife of John W. Beaman, and Wealthy was also of Jacob's family.

(wp/beaman89.fac) Date prep/updtd: 16 Feb 1998

Carolina Church

This history of the New Union (Carolina) Baptist Church was written by Arbelle Ogles Casida, Cloverdale, IN, and published in the B'man Family Newsletter, Volume 4, page 109-111.

Regardless of the church affiliation, the Beamans were settled and active in Owen County, Indiana in the years 1829-1850 as evidenced by their marriage records:[1]

Beaman, Elizabeth; Holtan, John; May 18, 1829; Isaac Heaton, J.P.
Beaman, Isaac; Langdon, Patsy; May 18, 1833; Zach. Beaman, J.P.
Beaman, Elizabeth; Haltom, Elijah; May 30, 1833; Zach. Beaman, J.P.
Beaman, Elijah; Alexander, Nancy; Aug 18, 1829; Benjamin Arnold
Beaman, James; Helms, Lydia; Oct 27, 1831; Elijah Beavins
Beaman, Welthy; Stephens, James; Jun 18, 1829; Elisha Bevins, Pr.
Beaman, Eli; Langdon, Terre; Nov 03, 1831; Elijah Beavins
Beaman, Sarah; Hicks, James; Nov 23, 1831; Oliver Cromwell, J.P.
Beaman, Rachel; Hicks, Elias; Dec 22, 1831; Oliver Cromwell, J.P.
Beaman, Nancy; Reynolds, Gilliam; Jan 30, 1828; E. Beavins, Preacher
Beaman, Mary; Holton, Henry; Feb 07, 1828; E. Beavins, Preacher
Beaman, Zariah; Randol, Catharine; Mar 12, 1830; Oliver Cromwell, J.P.
Beaman, Polly; Parrish, John; Jul 20, 1839; James Beaman, J.P.
Beaman, John; Lucas, Mary; Jul 05, 1840; John Case, Min.
Beaman, Malinda; Houk, Alfred; Dec 12, 1839; Thos Johnson, M.G.
Beaman, Jacob; Lucas, Linna; May 03, 1840; Z. Beaman, J.P.
Beaman, Susan; Singleton, Henry; Aug 29, 1838; J. G. Doyle, J.P.
Beaman, Samuel; Rogers, Lucinda; Jul 06, 1837; Zach. Beaman, J.P.
Beaman, Polly; Randall, Noah; Dec 06, 1840; James Beaman, J.P.
Beaman, Sally; Cook, George W.; May 15, 1845; James Beaman, M.G.
Beaman, Alvin; Langdon, Winney; Oct 16, 1834; Jas. W. Haltom, J.P.
Beaman, Abraham; Cheney, Mary; Mar 13, 1845; Henry Singleton, J.P.
Beaman, Jacob; Hicks, Rachel; Mar 10. 1836; James W. Haltom,J.P.
Beaman, Eady; Hicks, Reubin; May 09, 1836; James W. Haltom J.P.
Beaman, Bryant; Lucas, Dicy Ann; Oct 26, 1848; John Walker, J.P.
Beaman, Ezekial; Nichols, Polly; Mar 19, 1843; James Beaman, J.P.
Beaman, Elijah; Singleton, Mary; Mar 15, 1840; Z. Beaman, J.P.
Beaman, Eli; Starns, Mary Sophiah; Nov 01, 1849; Jacob Hon, M.G
  1. [[1]] Note: James Beaman was a Justice of the Peace during this period.

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