BEAL, Caleb*
(abt 1800-bef 1872)
NEAL, Mary*
(cir 1802-1859)
SMITH, William F.*
(cir 1823-bef 1892)
BREWER, Mary*
(1831-after 1910)
BEAL, Caleb Robert*
(1841-1924)
SMITH*, Sarah Frances
(1864-1945)

BEAL, Oppie Jane*
(1887-1950)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. COUNCILMAN, John Manley*

BEAL, Oppie Jane* 5417,5419,5420

   Other names for Oppie were BEAL, Oppia J.,5424 BEAL, Oppie,291,2919,4942,5415 BEAL, Oppie Jose,2915 BEALE, Oppie,5431 COUNCELMAN, Oppie,4937 COUNCILMAN, Oppie,4938,5414,5423,5434,5444 COUNCILMAN, Oppie B.,2916 COUNCILMAN, Oppie Beal,4652,5456 COUNCILMAN, Oppie J. 297,5421 and COUNCILMAN, Oppie Jane.2797

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  Birth Notes:

Tombstone shows birthdate 25 Jun 1887.

  Burial Notes:

Tombstone says "Oppie Beal wife of John M Councilman June 25 1887 Feb 22 1950"

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  Noted events in her life were:

Alt. Birth, Jun 1886, North Carolina. 2919

Alt. Birth, 4 Jun 1887, Chatham Co, NC. 2915



Census, 14 Jun 1900, Bear Creek Twp, Chatham Co, NC. 2919
1) Beal, Clem B., head of household, born June 1842, age 57, married 18 years, born NC, parents born NC, farmer, owns his farm free\\\\
2) Beal, Sarah F., wife, born Oct 1864, age 35, married for 18 years, 7 children, 7 living, born NC, parents born NC
3) Beal, Charlie, son, born May 1881, age 19, born NC, parents born NC, farm laborer
4) Beal, Sallie, daughter, born June 1882, age 17, born NC, parents born NC
5) Beal, George, son, born Dec 1883, age 16, born NC, parents born NC, farm laborer, attends school for 2 months, cannot read or write
6) Beal, Oppie, daughter, born June 1886, age 13, born NC, parents born NC, attends school for 2 months, can read and write
7) Beal, Samuel, son, born Mar 1890, age 10, born NC, parents born NC, attends school for 2 months, cannot read or write
8) Beal, John, son, born Jan 1892, age 8, born NC, parents born NC, attends school 2 months
9) Beal, Herbert, son, born Mar 1894, age 6, born NC, parents born NC
10) Beal, Newby, son, born Feb 1896, age 4, born NC, parents born NC
11) Beal, Addie, daughter, born Mar 1898, age 2, born NC, parents born NC.



Census, 6 May 1910, Bear Creek Twp, Chatham Co, NC. 5414
1) Councilman, John, head of household, age 28, married for 1st time for 5 years, born NC, parents born NC, general farmer, owns his farm free
2) Councilman, Oppie, wife, age 22, married for 1st time for 5 years, 4 children, 4 living, born NC, parents born NC
3) Councilman, Charles, son, age 4, born NC, parents born NC
4) Councilman, Marvin, son, age 3, born NC, parents born NC
5) Councilman, Wilburn, son, age 1 8/12, born NC, parents born NC
6) Councilman, Melvin, son, age 0/12, born NC, parents born NC.

Property: Sold 1 acre, 31 Aug 1914, Bear Creek Twp, Chatham Co, NC. 5434 John M. Councilman and Oppie Councilman his wife sold to B. J. Brewer 1 acre in Bear Creek Twp adjoining the lands of John H. Dunlap on the Siler City road. It was sold "in consideration of that it shall remain in the possession of the white race and twenty dollars." Lot was 120 feet on the road and 363 feet deep.

Property: Sold 130 acres and 20 acres, 12 Oct 1914, Bear Creek Twp, Chatham Co, NC. 5435 John M. Councilman and Oppie Councilman his wife sold to Fannie Phillips, for $3110, 2 tracts in Bear Creek Twp. First tract is 130 acres, being Lot #5 in the division of the late Wm. M. Harper land allocated to Fannie Phillips, adjoining John H. Dunlap, Ralph Harper, Libbie A. Smith, and the Siler City Road. Second tract is 20 acres, being allotted to A. S. Phillips by an order of court until final settlement of the said Wm. M. Harper land division, except B. J. Brewer lot on Siler City Road.

[This land had been purchased on 30 Mar 1914]

Appearance in Document, 20 May 1915, Chatham Co, NC. Will of C R Beal mentions daughter Oppie, wife of John M Councilman, $25.



Census, 4 Feb 1920, Bear Creek Twp, Chatham Co, NC. 5421
1) Councilman, John M., head of household, owns his farm free, age 38, married, can read and write, born NC, parents born NC, general farmer
2) Councilman, Oppie J., wife, age 32, married, can read and write, born NC, parents born NC
3) Councilman, Charlie M., son, age 14, attends school, born NC, parents born NC
4) Councilman, Milo M., son, age 12, attends school, born NC, parents born NC
5) Councilman, Caleb W., son, age 11, attends school, born NC, parents born NC
6) Councilman, Herbert N., son, age 9, attends school, born NC, parents born NC
7) Councilman, Leola C., daughter, age 7, attends school, born NC, parents born NC
8) Councilman, Odell J., son, age 3 8/12, born NC, parents born NC
9) Councilman, Sarah M., daughter, age 9/12, born NC, parents born NC.

Property: Sold 42 acres, 5 May 1923, Gulf Twp, Chatham Co, NC. 5444 J. M. Councilman and Oppie Councilman his wife sold to Isaac H. Dunlap, for $1500, 42 acres in Gulf Twp adjoining Mrs G. G. Emerson.

[This land had been purchased on 17 Feb 1921]

Property: Sold 92 acres, 2.5 acres, and 24 acres, 23 Jun 1924, Bear Creek Twp, Chatham Co, NC. 5447 John M. Councilman and Oppie Councilman his wife sold to Ambrose Smith and Mary Smith, for exchange of land and $450, three tracts in Bear Creek Twp, adjoining Mrs N. O. Cox and George C. Councilman. First tract is 92 acres, from Milo Councilman original SE corner and Maple Branch. Second tract, 2.5 acres bordering George C. Councilman. Third tract, Lot 1a in division of Milo Councilman lands, about 24 acres. Timber is excepted for 2 years from 1 Jan 1926. Registered 19 Aug 1925.

Property: Sold 30 acres and 40 acres, 15 Nov 1924, Chatham Co, NC. 5449 Deed made 15 Nov 1924 by J. M. Councilman and Oppei Councilman his wife of the first part, and Earl Smith of the second part. The Councilmans sold to Smith, for $1600, a parcel of land in Bear Creek Township adjoining lands of W. H. Hilliard, W. J. Smith, two tracts. First tract containing 30 acres. Second tract containing 40 acres. Registered 30 Jan 1925.

[This land had been acquired on 23 June 1924]



Census, 17 Apr 1930, Bear Creek Twp, Chatham Co, NC. 4937
1) Councelman, John, head of household, owns his home on Anson Road in Bonlee town, home value $3000, has a radio, not on a farm, age 48, married at age 24, born NC, parents born NC, salesman at hardware store, not a veteran
2) Councelman, Oppie, wife, age 42, married at age 17, born NC, parents born NC
3) Councelman, Leola K., daughter, age 17, attends school, born NC, parents born NC
4) Councelman, Odell J., son, age 14, attends school, born NC, parents born NC
5) Councelman, Marie S., daughter, age 11, attends school, born NC, parents born NC;
6) Councelman, Ledford J., son, age 9, attends school, born NC, parents born NC
7) Councelman, Howard L., son, age 8, attends school, born NC, parents born NC
8) Councelman, Osborn, son, age 6, attends school, born NC, parents born NC
9) Councelman, Martha J., daughter, age 4 6/12, born NC, parents born NC
10) Councelman, Lester D., son, age 3 1/12, born NC, parents born NC.

Property: Sold Lot in Bonlee, 23 Feb 1932, Bonlee, Chatham Co, NC. 5450 J. M. Councilman and Oppie Councilman his wife sold to Charles C. Routh, for $10 and other valuable considerations, land and buildings in Bonlee. This is the same land as 27 Sep 1923 transaction above, except the railroad is now the A&Y Railroad instead of Southern RR.

[Bob Lindley says Charles C. Routh owned the roller mill adjoining this land.]

Property: Sold 24 acres (Lot 4), 6 Oct 1936, Bear Creek Twp, Chatham Co, NC. 296 Deed made 6 Oct 1936 by John M. Councilman & wife Oppie Councilman, George Councilman & wife Claytie Councilman of Chatham County, W. L. Cole & wife Della Cole of Montgomery County, C. S. Davis & wife Annie C. Davis of Moore County, Ada McManus, a widow, C. W. McManus & wife Bessie McManus, J. R. Councilman & wife Isabel Councilman of Lee County, Glenn Scott & wife Virginia Scott of Guilford County of the first part, and Marvin R. Lambert of Chatham County of the second part. For $175, sell land in Bear Creek Township adjoining the lands of B. N. Welch, Steve Scott and others, being Lot No. 4, the same being allotted to Ethel R. Councilman in the division of the Milo Councilman lands, ... containing 24 acres. Registered March 22 1937.

Story, 2 Oct 1938. Shirley has a photo showing Oppie with her mother Sarah, son Charlie, and granddaughter Shirley (the oldest of each generation). The photo is dated 2 Oct 1938.



Census, 9 Apr 1940, Bonlee, Chatham Co, NC. 4938
1. Councilman, John M., head of household, owns his home, valued at $1500, not a farm, age 58, married, completed 7th grade, born NC, lived at same house on 1 April 1935, worked 72 hours during week of 24-30 March, occupation retail grocery, works on own account, worked 52 weeks during 1939, receives other income
2. Councilman, Oppie, wife, age 53, married, completed 7th grade, born NC, engaged in home housework
3. Councilman, Marie, daughter, age not listed, single, not attending school, completed 1 year of high school, born NC
4. Councilman, Howard, son, age 18, single, attends school, completed 3 years of high school, born NC
5. Councilman, Osborne, son, age 16, attends school, completed 1 year of high school, born NC
6. Councilman, Martha Jane, daughter, age 14, attends school, completed 6th grade, born NC
7. Councilman, Lester, son, age 12, attends school, completed 5th grade, born NC.

The census page says "Lines reserved for absent members of household who did not return and were unumerated elsewhere", and leaves 3 empty lines.

Property: Sold share of 51.7 acre tract and 8 acre tract, 13 Sep 1941, Bear Creek Twp, Chatham Co, NC. 297 Deed made 13 Sept 1941 by Minnie P. Councilman, a widow, of Guilford County, J. M. Councilman and Oppie J. Councilman his wife, G. C. Councilman and wife Clatie Councilman, of Chatham County, Della Cole a widow of Randolph County, Annie C. Davis and husband C. S. Davis of Moore County, Ada McManus a widow, Bessie McManus and husband C. W. McManus, J. R. Councilman and wife Isabelle Councilman of Lee County of the first part, and W. G. Scott and wife Virginia Scott of Guilford County of the second part. Assigns a 8/9 undivided interest in land in Bear Creek Township, adjoining the lands of B. N. Welch, C. R. Lambert, Effie Welch, Bessie McManus, Aaron Brooks, J. R. Councilman and others. First Tract: 51-7/10 acres more or less. Second Tract: 8 acres more or less. For further reference see record in the Office of the Clerk of Superior Court of Chatham County, intitled Minnie P. Councilman dower and being the widow of Milo Councilman. Registered Oct 14 1941.

Property: Sold lot to Lester Councilman, 28 Jun 1949, Bonlee, Chatham Co, NC. 4953 Deed made 28 June 1949 by J. M. Councilman and wife Oppie Beal Councilman, parties of the first part, to Lester Councilman, party of the second part. Land in the Town of Bonlee, Chatham County, beginning at a point on the northern side of Main Street, which point is located in the center line of a brick wall which is th edividing wall between this property and the property located immediately East, being 42 feet 7 inches from the western side of the street now known as Highway 421; and running thence with the northern line of Main Street approximately 25 feet to the southeastern corner of the lot now owned by A. R. Brooks, thence with Brooks' line about North 100 feet to a stake, thence at right angles in an eastern direction approximately 25 feet, thence in s southern direction to the point of beginning. There is a brick building located upon the lot herein conveyed. However, A. R. Brooks, the owner of the property immediately west of this property, owns wall privileges to the said West wall of the building. Registered 23 Aug 1949.

[This lot had been purchased by J. M. Councilman on the same day]

Residence, 1950, Bonlee, Chatham Co, NC. 4652 Oppie Beal Councilman was resident of Bonlee when she died on Feb 22 1950.

Obituary: News and Observer, 24 Feb 1950, Raleigh, Wake Co, NC. 2916 Siler City -- Mrs. Oppie B. Councilman, 62, wife of John M. Councilman of Bonlee, died at her home at 10:05 o-clock Wednesday night following four weeks of serious illness and three years of failing health. A native of Chatham County, she was a daughter of the late Caleb Beal and Sarah Smith Beal. Funeral services will be held at the Bonlee Baptist CHurch, of which she was a member, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made in the Hope Cemetery at Bonlee. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are: three daughters, Mrs. Harold Haught of Washington, Mrs. George Allred of Greensboro and Mrs. Floyd Maness of Durham; eight sons, Charlie M., Howard L., and Lester W. Councilman, all of Bonlee, Marvin M. Councilman of Fayetteville, Wilburn C. Councilman of Portsmouth, Va., Odell J. Councilman of Chapel Hill, Ledford H. and Osborne J. Councilman, both of Greensboro; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Scott of Bear Creek and Mrs. Henry Neal of Detroit, Mich., three brothers; Herbert E. Beal of Goldsboro, N. C. Beal of Sanford and Joe Beal of Greensboro, two half-brothers: Leon Beal of High Point and Charlie Beal of Bear Creek; and nine grandchildren.

Alt. Death, 12 Jun 1965. 2915

Story. 4785 Pronounced "AH-pee", not "OH-pee".

Religion: Baptist.


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Oppie married John Manley* COUNCILMAN, son of Milo* COUNCILMAN and Martha Jane* WELCH, on 8 Jan 1905 in Bear Creek Twp, Chatham Co, NC 5414.,5415 (John Manley* COUNCILMAN was born on 4 May 1881 in Moore Co, NC,299,4937,4938,5414,5421,5422,5423 died on 12 Jun 1965 in Sanford, Lee Co, NC 4942,5422 and was buried on 14 Jun 1965 in Bonlee, Chatham Co, NC 4942,5422.)

  Noted events in their marriage were:

Marriage, 8 Jan 1905, Bear Creek Twp, Chatham Co, NC. 5415 John M. Councilman married Oppie Beal.

Marriage: Bear Creek Twp, Chatham Co, NC. Married at the Beal home.




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