Carter/Mabry/Bagby Family
My Carter/Mabry/Bagby Family Line

Hi, my name is Jane Owens.
I am one of the co-creators of this website.
I thought the best way to introduce my genealogy would
be to tell you all a little bit about myself. And how I got so interested
in my family history. I was born 6 Feb. 1970.
I was adopted by the two most wonderful parents any child could ask for,
Jerry Edward Owens born 26 Feb. 1944 and
Sandra Jean (Carter) Owens born 16 July, 1943.
They had one daughter Jennifer Elizabeth (Owens) Keel,
born 7 Feb. 1966. I’m quite sure I wasn’t the birthday present
she was expecting.

For as long as I can remember I knew I was adopted.
My parents were very good about explaining that to me
in a way a small child could understand. I suppose that knowing
that you are adopted stirs something in you, the desire to know
who you are and where you come from. My dad had a couple of
family history books about his side of the family. The one that I absolutely loved
was written by my Great Grandfather Charles Owens.
He was born 24 Feb. 1887 in Pond Creek Township,
Greene County Missouri. It is simply called “Memoirs?
and I literally destroyed my fathers copy reading it so many times.
In fact several years ago my parents had a copy of it made for me.
That was it, I was hooked. I was bound and determined to
continue where my Great Grandfather left off, and trace
the family back as far as I could. So, this website and genealogy is dedicated to my Great
Grandfather Charles Owens. Thank you for starting me
on this wonderful journey. And to my parents.
Thank you for making me a part of this amazing family.
I love you.

Jane E. Owens

My Grandparents
Frank Carter and JonAnnette (Mabry) Carter
They were Married in Kansas City on the 6th of December, 1941.

Frank Carter was born on the 19th of June, 1922 to Frank C. Bagby and Mildred Shepherd. Frank was raised by a man named Carter and was given his name. Frank died on 4 December, 1992.

JonAnnette Mabry was born on the 17th of April, 1925 to John Larson Mabry and Eva Elizabeth Miller in Wyandotte county Kansas. JonAnnette died on the 19th of June, 2003.

On the 16th of July 1943, Frank and JonAnnette had the first of 3 children. My Mother, Sandra Jean Carter.

This is my favorite picture of my Grandmother (JonAnnette *Mabry* Carter) and me.

My Great Great Grandfather, Charles Lee Shepherd was born 11 January, 1868 in Andrew County Missouri. He was the son of William Shepherd and Mary Ann (Yates) Shepherd. Charles married Martha Sarah Minick on 6 March, 1885. He died on 20 March, 1907.

My Great Great Grandmother, Martha Sarah Minick was born on the 30th of November, 1867 to William H. Minick and Elizabeth Martin. She died on 28 August, 1927.

My Great Great Grandmother Minnie D. (Bronsema)(Heustis) Mabry, was born on the 4th of August 1881 to John W. Bronsema and Augusta (Franz) Bronsema. She first married John Heustis somewhere around 1899. He died when a locomotive engine exploded. She then Married his brother Frank. C. Heustis, but divorced him shortly after my Great Grandfather John Larson (Heustis) Mabry was born. She met and married George Otto Mabry, and he adopted my Great Grandfather. George Otto and Minnie had another child Ethyl who died young. Minnie died 21 October, 1951.

Minnie D. (Bronsema) (Heustis) Mabry.

Frank Heustis, Minnie D.(Bronsema) (Heustis) Mabry and John Larson Mabry.

John Heustis, Minnie's first husband who died in a gunfight.

George Mabry, Minnie D. (Bronsema) (Heustis) Mabry, John Larson Mabry and Ethyl Mabry.

George Mabry and Minnie D. (Bronsema) (Heustis) Mabry.

Ethyl Mabry, John Larson (Heustis) Mabry and an unknown neighbor girl.

My Great Grandfather John Larson Mabry was born to Minnie D. (Bronsema) (Heustis) Mabry and Frank Heustis on 24 April 1902. When Minnie D. divorced Frank Heustis and married George Otto Mabry, George adopted John. John married my Great Grandmother Eva Elizabeth Miller on 29 November 1920. John Died in December of 1964 in San Diego, California.

My Great Grandparents. Wedding picture of John Larson (Heustis) Mabry and Eva Elizabeth (Miller)>

My Great Great Grandmother Anna (Jardon) (Miller) Hale and her Second husband Alfred J. Hale. Anna was born to Arsain Jordan and Harriett (Beavins) Jordan in 1882 in Kansas. She died in 1960.

My Great Great Grandmother Anna (Jardon) (Miller) Hale, my Great Grandmother Eva Elizabeth Miller and my Great Aunt Faye Miller. Eva was born to Anna (Jardon) (Miller) Hale and George Miller on 15 April 1902 in Wyandotte County Kansas. She married John Larson Mabry on 29 November, 1920. Eva died 15 March 1964 in San Diego, California.

My Great Aunt Faye Miller was born to Anna (Jardon) (Miller) Hale and George Miller abt. 1904. She later married Leo Callahan. I do not know her death date.

My Great Grandmother Mildred (Shepherd) Bartelt was born 28 October, 1899 to Charles Lee Shepherd and Martha Sarah (Minick) Shepherd in Andrew County, Missouri. She died on 9 November, 1979 in Wyandotte County, Kansas.

Mildred (Shepherd) Bartelt, My Grandfather Frank (Bagby)Carter, I'm not sure who the gentleman is but it could be Harvey Carter who's name was given to my Grandfather. We have since learned that my Grandfathers, fathers name is Frank C. Bagby.

John and Ethel Heustis Mabry

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