Bells Mills School, Cleburne County, Alabama History of Cleburne County, Alabama Families Bells Mill School burned in about 1926
The Teacher is Mr. Boyd Left to Right Back Row: 1. Lavada Champion 2. * Ellie (Owen) Kennedy 3. unknown 4. Angie Richardson 5. Dulsie Butterworth Left to Right Front Row: 1. Ethel Richardson 2. Pearl Edwards 3. Mary Brown 4. unknown 5. Myrtle Jordon 6. Zena Mae Wheeler 7. Martha Brown Identifications: Thanks To: My Champion Cousins and the Blundell Family.
* There were three Owen sisters: Ellie b: 1908 Anne b: 1910 Bernice b: 1912. Ellie's children were Naomi, Jerrone, Hobart, Owen, Anne, Charles, Gail.Ellie was the daughter of James T. T. Owen and Gertrude Leona (Tennessee) Steen.The couple had three daughters--Ellie, Anne, and Bernice Lovelia. James T. T. Owen was the son of W. K. Owen.W K Owen 30 May 1835 - 29 Dec 1928 buried at Pine Grove Cemetery, Cleburne County, Alabama. Georgia A Owen 8 May 1848 - 10 May 1917 buried at Pine Grove Cemetery, Cleburne CO., AL. W. K. Owen was the brother of Judge Bartlett Owen. The parent of W. K. Owen were Thadeus Owen and Elizabeth Jane Thompson. Both born in North Carolina. Moved at some point to Cleburne County, AL. Both buried in Edwardsville, AL. Thadeus and Elizabeth Jane had a number of children. Bartlett was born first in South Carolina. William Kimsey was the last, born in Coweta County, GA. William Kimsey Owen married Georgia Ann Burgess. Georgia's parents were Thompson Marion Burgess and Nettie Arrena Hughes. William Kimsey and Georgia Ann had a number of children, two of whom were James Thomas Thadeus Owen and his brother, William Hazzie Owen. Anne and Bernice moved to the Cincinnati area; Anne married Archie Whitman. Bernice married Cyril Hachman from the Evansville, IL (St. Louis) area.