FINDING JASON OWEN'S PARENTS
Mar 15, 2018
Finding who our Jason Owen's parents were was a lifelong ambition of my father Dr. Lyle Owen. Now, finally I believe I've accomplished this task and found them. The logical process I used is as follows.
Family history states Jason was born May 12, 1792 in Virginia and the first actual record for him is his March 13, 1814 marriage to Elizabeth Thompson in Patrick Co. All subsequent records of him prior to his ~1840 move to Kentucky are also from Patrick, Grayson, Giles and Lee counties in the same general area or a little west. Therefore it's reasonable to search for his birth and parents in Virginia, likely in the same general area of western Virginia. The first complete Virginia census is the 1810 US census. Jason who would have been 18 doesn't appear in that as a head of household. Therefore we can reasonably assume he was living with his parents in 1810. Thankfully the 1810 census records male and female family members in each of 5 age categories though only the head of household and county of residence are named.
So what I did was to search for all Owen households in Virginia in the 1810 census who had a male child in the 16 to 25 age range where Jason, 18 would fit. There are 37 matches. So it's almost certain that one of these 37 head of household Owens was the father of Jason.
I then went exhaustively through listed sources and family trees on Ancestry.com to match each of these head of household Owens for consistency with Jason. There was only one clear match with no inconsistencies. That was an Owen Owen (1742 - 1819) in Campbell Co. Campbell Co is just 2 counties NE of Patrick Co. and he also appears in Carroll Co which borders Patrick Co. on the west.
So he and Jason clearly lived in the same area at the same time.
He would have been 50, and his wife Jane Hughes 32 in 1792 so they are both of fertile ages.
There is also a 1792 gap in Owen and Jane's listed children when Jason could have been born.
There are actually two boys listed in the 16-25 age range in the 1810 Owen Owen census record. One is probably William Owen (1785 - 1875), a listed son of Owen Owen, who would have been 25. The other son is unlisted in any trees so Jason then 18 is the logical candidate to be this unlisted son. And there are no listed Owen Owen children born near 1792 so there is a gap that Jason would fit into quite well.
One tree states Owen Owen opened a circulating library of 2000 books in Lynchburg, Campbell Co. in 1791 so this suggests Jason was most likely born in Lynchburg, Campbell Co. VA.
So since Jason was almost certainly born in Virginia and most likely in the general Patrick Co. area where he was married, and his parents had to be one of the 37 households with a son his age in 1810, and Owen Owen is the only one of those 37 that shows no inconsistencies and is in the right area of the right ages of husband and wife and whose trees show a 1792 gap in listed children it is almost certain that Owen Owen and his wife Jane Hughes are in fact the long lost parents of my Jason Owen.
OWEN OWEN - Jason Owen's father
Father Robert Owen 1708-1765, Mother Rachel Hook 1712-1786 https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/44479532/person/6217479771/facts?_phsrc=rmn215&_phstart=successSource . THIS MOTHER 30 WHEN OWEN OWEN BORN SO OK.
However source 3 below has mother as Rebecca Humphrey (1699 Co Merionethshire, Wales - >1750Now, Montgomery, PA) as mother [43 PROBABLY TOO OLD & MARRIED IN WALES] and Robert III Owen (1697 Duck Creek, New Castle, DE - Mar 1754 Merion, Philadelphia, PS) as father and only Jane Hughes as wife married 1729 Fron Goch, Merionethshire, Wales. This is the tree I've recorded abv. SO LIKELY WRONG DAD & MOM. BUT USED THEM IN TREE ABOVE.
However The History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania (1876) by William Watts Hart Davis writes that our Bucks Co, PA Griffith Owen (from Wales in 1721 m. Margaret Morgan prob. of New Britain) had four children including an Owen Owen Sr, who married Catherine Jones and had 4 sons and 4 daughters, the eldest son being our Owen Owen, jr. who married Jane Hughes, daughter of Christopher Hughes of Bedminster and they had 8 daughters, Catherine, Elizabeth, Ann, Jane, Mary, Margaret, Zillah and Hannah. He also states that Owen Owen Jr. was a man of active, vigorous mind, of influence in his day, and lived to the age of ninety [he was actually 77 so an inconsistency here] So this has a 3rd alternative father and mother. (See source 4 below for image.)
Source 5 below has yet other parents who seem too old as they both died around the time of Owen Owen's birth.
OWEN OWEN LIFE EVENTS
AGE DATE EVENT COMMENTS
0 1742 BIRTH New Castle, Lawrence Co, PA (date on gravestone, other sources say 1747,1750)
13 25 Feb 1765 d. FATHER Robert Owen in Frederick, Frederick Co, MD
13 25 Feb 1765 INHERITANCE10 Robert Owen's will names 10 kids: John Owings, Thomas Owings, Jeremiah (Jemimah?) Owings Folsom?, Robert Owings, Rachel Harper,
Lydia Pyles, James Owings, David Owings, Margret Cherk, Owen Owings. Robert owned Horseshoe Plantation in Frederick Co., MD
29 1771 MARRIAGE 1 To Mary Goode (1756-1810) Bedford, Bedford Co, VA
30 20 Dec 1772 b. DAUGHTER Rachel Owen (1772-1845) by Mary Goode?
30 1772 MARRIAGE 2 To Jane Hughes (1748/1760-1835) Bedford, Bedford Co, VA (2 simultaneous wives?)(12 years at marriage? son at 16?)
31 1773 b. DAUGHTER (Mary?) Ann Owen (1773-1850) by Mary Goode?
33 1775 b. DAUGHTER Sally Owen (1775-) by Mary Goode?
34 1776 b. SON Septimus Davis/Davies Owen M.D. (1776-1840) by Jane Hughes
34 1776 b. DAUGHTER Polly Owen (1776-1856) by Mary Goode
34 1776 MILITARY Staunton, Augusta, VA 5th regiment, Private in Captain John Abner's Company (patrollers of Staunton) Augusta Co Militia.
(another Owen Owen 1777 Military private in PA - perhaps his KY land grant below?)
37 1779 INHERITANCE10 From his brother Thomas Owen who left Horseshoe Plantation to his remaining brothers including Owen Owen.
38 1780 b. SON Thomas Owen (1780-1857) by Mary Goode
38 1780 b. SON Benjamin Franklin Owen (1780-1850) by Jane Hughes (source 3 below)
39 9 Oct 1781 LAND PATENT 1000 acres in VA for 1600 pounds (Have image) (likely purchased with his 1779 inheritance)
42 1784 b. DAUGHTER Mary Sarah Hughes (Owen?) (1784-1821) by Jane Hughes
43 1785 b. SON Owen Owen (1785-1867) by Mary Goode? (or is he same as William O(wen?) next?
43 1785 b. SON William O(wen?) SR Owen MD (1785-1875) by Jane Hughes (source 3 below). Other sources say by Mary Goode
- 23 Jan 1786 LAND GRANT 1000 acres on Brush Creek, Nelson Co, KY (Book Number 5 Kentucky Land Grants)(but no evidence of him in KY
so perhaps another of the several Owen Owens)
44 1786 RESIDENCE Staunton, Bedford, VA (source 3 below)
44 9 Nov 1786 d. MOTHER Rachel Hook (1712-1786) dies Frederick, Frederick, MD
44 9 Nov 1786 INHERITANCE Rachel's will probated in Frederick Co, MD
48 1790 RESIDENCE Lynchburg, Campbell Co, VA (moved from Staunton. source 3 below)
49 1791 OCCUPATION Lynchburg, Campbell Co, VA (Established a circulating library of about 2000 volumes. source 3 below)
50 3/12/1792 b. SON Jason Owen prob. Lynchburg, Campbell Co, VA
59 1801 b. SON? C M Owen (1801-) VA (but only a single FEMALE <10 shows in 1810 census)(Jane Hughes barely young enough only if b. 1760)
68 1810 CENSUS Lynchburg, Campbell Co, VA
68 1810 b. GIRL Rebecca Jane Owen (c 1810-<1879) Campbell Co. (but both wives too old so perhaps granddaughter?) This is the girl <10 in 1810 census?
77 3 Jun 1819 DEATH Lynchburg, Campbell Co, VA (confirmed on gravestone)
77 5 Jun 1819 BURIAL Lynchburg, Campbell Co, VA (confirmed on gravestone) Old City Cemetery.(date source 3 below)
- 1820 CENSUS Floyd Co, KY (son Owen (1785-1867) Missing older bro of Jason)(see linked trees at source 1. below.)
- 1835 d. WIFE Jane Hughes (?-1835) Lynchburg, Campbell Co, VA (confirmed on gravestone)
OWEN OWEN LIFE AND PROBABLE ANCESTRY
According to Nancy Owen family tradition, her Lynchburg Owen Owen was of Welsh Quaker descent. If so he most likely descended from the original Welsh Quaker's of Merion, PA, which was the center of Welsh Quakers in the 1600's. What is today Lower Merion Township, a western suburb of Philadelphia, was part of the Welsh Tract given to early Welsh immigrants by William Penn, himself a Quaker. Griffith Owen and several Owen Owens originally from there became prominent Philadelphia citizens documented by a number of primary sources.
However I've found no direct line of descent of my Owen Owen from these early Pennsylvania Owens documented in primary sources though there are a number of Ancestry.com trees without stated sources that make this connection.
And even though the Quaker Meeting house (now restored on the Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church property) was the first house of worship established in Lynchburg c. early 1700's, there is no evidence that my Lynchburg Owen Owen was a practicing Quaker as he doesn't appear in any of the meeting records during his life in Lynchburg. A few other Owens do appear who could possibly be related.
As for my Owen Owen himself, the only primary source records I've found, other than his Revolutionary War military service as a 5th Regiment Private in Captain John Abner's Company 'The Raiders of Staunton' (Staunton just a few miles NW of Lynchburg), are from the same area, possibly even the same location. The 1771 and 1772 marriages are from Bedford Co., and he appears in the 1810 VA Census in Lynchburg. However he could well have lived in the exact same place as Campbell Co was formed from the eastern section of Bedford Co in 1781, and Lynchburg Town was chartered from the 45 acre John Lynch property in northern Campbell Co. in 1786.
The only other primary source record I've found is the Owen Owen gravestone (Owen-Owen-stone-best.jpg) in the Lynchburg Old City Cemetery, Plot 102 W.
In Memory of?
??ied In Lynchburg(e)
1742 Died June 3 1819
Jane Hughes Owen
His wife Died 1835
Mary Owen Hughes
His Daughter Died 1821
M.D. his Son Died 1840
? 1802 ?
[Here repaired break in stone]
Owens great grand Son
Robert L. Owen (Nancy Owen says this is Robert Latham Owen, the 1st Senator from Oklahoma, that repaired the stone)
The Lynchburg(e) line on the stone is particularly intriguing as it suggests he did something in Lynchburg in 1742 but I can't decipher that apparently 5 letter word. One would think it might reference his birth, or perhaps just says 'Lived', or possibly 'Moved' but I can't make any of these possibilities work. A clearer photo of the stone is needed.
As for possible parents and ancestry of the Lynchburg Owen Owen there are several candidates.
1. Robert Owen (Owings) (c1708 Prince George's Co, MD - 1765 Frederick Co, MD)
s/o Robert Owen (s/o Edward Owen), wife Rachel Hook (c1712 - 1786 Frederick Co) owner of Horseshoe Planation in Frederick Co, MD. He and wife are right age and an old two page tree (Robert-Owen-father-Owen-Owen.jpg & Owen-Owen-MD.jpg) lists an Owen Owen (c1747/50 - ) as his eldest son. A wife Mary is listed which is consistent with Mary Goode, 1st wife of my Owen Owen. This report also lists a brother John that moved to Bedford Co., VA by 1750's and purchased 180 acres there.
While a secondary source this is all consistent with my Owen Owen and first marriage to Mary Goode. However primary sources say that an Owen Owen and John Owen were briefly in Jail in VA as suspected Tory sympathizers. And later an Owen Owen and John Owen appear together in West Virginia. This lends weight to the possibility that there may have been two Owen Owens marrying two different wives in Bedford Co. in 1771 and 1772 as there is the Owen Owen wife Jane Hughes 1819 stone in Bedford and that Owen and John Owen may have moved to West VA after their stay in jail. Solving the mystery of the two Owen Owen wives might help solve this, as well as following up the links in the tree.
Second page of this tree states Owen Owen (1747/50 - > 22 May 1826 Floyd Co, KY) moved to Bedford abt 1771 (marriage date to Mary Good), then to Floyd Co, KY abt 1801. 1820 census lists him there.
If this is all correct then this is the first Bedford Co. Owen and likely not Jason's father as my analysis was based on the Owen Owen showing in Bedford in the 1810 census.
So even though the ages of Robert Owen m. Rachel Hook are right and they had a son Owen Owen in Bedford he is probably not my Owen Owen. However his brother John is listed as puchasing land in Bedford in 1782, and witnessing purchase of land in 1787 when one might expect John to have moved with Owen to W. VA ~1801 as stated abv. (Unless that's another John Owen?)
Finding death records or gravestones of this Owen Owen, John Owen and Mary Goode might help. CHECK THIS.
These parents do have reasonable dates. Owen (Owings), Robert  c1708 • Prince George's County, MD - <25 FEBRUARY 1765 • Frederick County, MD married 25 Feb 1729/30 Prince George's Co to Rachel Hook, b c1712, d 1786 Frederick Co. d/o James Hook and Margaret Thrasher (d/o Benjamin Thrasher). James Hook b c 1680-85 Prince George's co and s/o Thomas Hooke and Annaple Magruder. Thomas was b c 1645 Bristol Somerset, England ad d c 1697-98 Prince George's o. Thomas was s/o Humphrey Hooke and Florence Smith. The source for them seems to be Robert-Owen-father-Owen-Owen.jpg.
Robert Owings will of 14 May 1762 was proven 25 Feb Frederick Co, MD naming 10 Owings including an Owen Owings.
9 Nov 1786. Wife? Rachel's will probated in Federick Co.
Son Owen Owen b. c. 1747/50 m. Mary ____Goode, one of 10 children mentioned.
More info mentioned including m. of Delilah Owen in Bedford Co. 1803 to her 1st cousin Owen Owen a son of my Owen Owen.
So if all this is correct then this Robert Owen and Rachel Hook look like the most likely parents of my Owen Owen. Therefore I've used them in my direct ancestor tree.
FREDERICK & PRINCE GEORGE'S CO, MD BRANCH1
Robert Owen (c1708 Prince George's Co, MD - <1765 Frederick Co, MD) Owned Horseshoe Plantation in Frederick Co, MD.
(married 25 Feb 1729/30)
Rachel Hook (c1712 - ) d/o James Hook () & Margarent Thrasher (d/o) Benjamin.
Owen Owen (c1747/50 - ) married Mary (Goode? Bedford Co, VA 1771) [and/or Jane Hughes (Bedford Co, VA 1772)]
Rachel Owen (c1755 Prince George's Co, MD - 1819 KY) m(1). Josiah Harper 1771. m(2) Henry Musgrove
Thomas Owen (? Prince George's Co, MD -1779). Will (1 Jan 1777) left property to mother & brothers John, James, Owen, David.
Lydia Owen (1740 - ) m. 1757
John Owen (? - ?) Moved to Bedford Co, VA by 1750's
Robert Owen ( - d. by 1777)
2. Robert III Owen (1690 - ) [6} and wife (1699 - )
Owen, Robert III  1697 Duck Creek, New Castle, DE - Mar 1754 Merion, Philadelphia, PA m. Humphrey, Rebecca  (1697 Duck Creek, New Castle, Delaware, USA - Mar 1754 Merion, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. These have very interesting and illustrious trees going far back but their birth dates are too early to be my Owen Owen's parents.
This is Nancy Owen's choice of parents. However the main problem here is they seem to old to be the parents of Owen Owen (1742 - 1819). The wife would have been 43, possible I suppose but extremely unlikely. There are two possible ways around this problem. First one could suspect an intermediate generation between this couple and my Owen Owen (1742 - ) which would work age wise but I find no records to suggest anyone. The second is that Owen Owen was born 1724 rather than 1742 and the last two digits were reversed on his stone. There is in fact a different documented Owen Owen (1724 - ) which we consider next.
NANCY OWEN TREE: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/7201668/person/-1104642198/facts
3. Owen Owen (Sr.) s/o Griffith Owen
were prominent and well documented Owens of Welsh Quaker Merion Co, PA then in Philadelphia. Owen Owen (Sr.) married Catherine Lewis (1690 - 1741) in 1722 just 2 years prior to the 1724 birth of Owen (Jr.). The 1876 Bucks County History even states that Owen Owen (Jr.) married a Jane Hughes, the name of my Owen Owen's wife on his stone. However the history also goes on to say they had 8 daughters. If this is correct then it had to be a different Jane Hughes, d/o Christopher Hughes of Bedminster, and in fact there is another Jane Hughes stone that is apparently hers. A secondary source but if correct then this is impossible.
However this Owen Owen (Jr.) is the PA one born 1724, died 1845. And trees state he died 1845 in Carroll Co., VA. However there is also a Carroll Co, MD a lot closer and just east of Frederick Co. where Horseshoe Planation was. However if he did move to VA to Bedford which is close to Carroll, VA he is certainly a good candidate for my Owen Owen. That would take only the single correction of switching the last two digits on his Lynchburg stone, which could be a routine typo transcription error by the stone carver. In any case if he was born 1724 his listed 1845 death date at age 121 is clearly in error, and 1819 would be much more reasonable. This would also be consistent with the 1876 Bucks Co History which states "he was a man of active, vigorous mind, of influence in his day, and lived to the age of ninety" as he would have been 95 at his death in 1819. There is also one tree which has Owen Owen (1750-1845 Carroll, VA) and another Owen Owen (1724-1775).
Also if he still married Jane Hughes (1760 - 1835) at age 12 in 1772 when he was 48, which is unusual but certainly possible, she would still be young enough to be Jason Owen's mother in 1792 at age 30 he being age 68, which is again unusual but certainly possible. He would certainly be young enough to father the listed children the first b. 1776 when Jane was 16 which is quite reasonable.
So this scenario is certainly possible though somewhat unlikely on several points. And it does require only the single reversal of the Owen Owen stone birthdate to be consistent with fairly well documented data. And in fact a number of trees give this as the Owen Owen that married Jane Hughes, though some give her birth date as 1748, which would make her 44 in 1792 too old to be Jason's mother.
However a possible fly in the ointment of this scenario is the 1876 Bucks County history that states that Owen Owen (Jr.) married a Jane Hughes and had 8 daughters (Catharine, Elizabeth, Ann, Jane, Mary, Margaret, Zillah and Hannah). However this 1876 secondary source could be erroneously listing the children of the other Jane Hughes rather than my Jane Hughes. So this Owen Owen (Jr) is still a reasonable possibility.
To test this scenario should try to find him in Carroll Co, MD. If there then not my Owen Owen. Also finding the Other Jane Hughes and her husband. Checking none of the PA Jane Hughes appear to have married any Owen, most Hughes is married name, so find no other viable Jane Hughes, in particular any with 8 daughters.
Has Owen Owen 1728 Baptism but where?
Owen Owen (1732 - 1809) & Catherine Lewis both died 1809 stone but where?:
Trees have Owen Owen (Sr.) born Frederick, MD 1717-1741 Carroll, VA. m. Mary Goode (Goad) & lots of different dates:
ORIGINAL PHILADELPHIA GRIFFITH OWEN WELSH QUAKER BRANCH2
Griffith Owen ( ) Colonial Council 1685-1707
Griffith Owen (Bucks Co, PA) from Wales 1721. in Assembly 1749-60. So NOT son of Griffith abv? Surveyor & clerk. m. Margaret Morgan (New Britain?)
Owen Owen m. Catherine Jones
Owen (Jr.) m. Jane Hughes d/o Christopher Hughes of Bedminster had 8 daughters (IF NO SONS CAN'T BE MY OWEN OWEN & DIFFERENT JANE HUGHES ???)
Catharine m. Abel H. James
OTHER EARLY PA OWENS2
Owen Owen son Griffith? Coroner Philadelphia 1730, Sheriff there 1728
John Owen son Griffith? () Sheriff of Chester Co, 1729-31
4. Owen Owen sailing from Wales
There is also an Owen Owen that came through Virginia after sailing directly from Wales, but he is fairly well documented as marrying a Sophia Wade he apparently met on the ship and then traveling on to TN???? So they also seem not to be my Owen Owen parents.
5. Owen Owen s/o Owen Owen s/o Robert Owen
I think this is the double gravestone Owen Owen and Catherine (Lewis?).
THIS POSSIBLE OWEN OWEN
Robert Owen (1657 - 1697) m. Rebecca Humphrey
Owen Owen son? (21 Feb 1690 Phila, PA - 6 Jun 1741 Chester, PA) (m. 1st, 23 Mar 1714 Merion, PA)? Anne Wood (1688-1743))
(m. 2nd, 24 Oct 1722) Catherine Lewis (21 Feb 1690 Phila, PA - 6 Jun 1741 Phila, PA suspicious same dates as husband)
Owen Owen (1750-1845). But if mother m. 1722 a 1724 b. of 1st child seems right.
Sadly there seem to be no primary records of the birth of my Owen Owen anywhere, even in the extensive Quaker meeting records. I did find one that is described as a 1742 birth of an Owen Owen but when one looks at the original it is clearly the death of an Owen Owen in 1748. This discrepancy needs to be explained. Is there an actual 1742 birth record somewhere?
There are a number of primary records for Owen Owens in the MD, PA and DE areas but so far I haven't found any that logically link to my Lynchburg Owen Owen. These are listed for consideration next.
EARLY OWEN DESCENDANT TREES
NEW CASTLE CO, DE OWENS 1702 +_10 YEARS5
Lewis 1704 Land, 1708 2x Wills & Probate
NEW CASTLE CO, DE OWENS 1722 +_10 YEARS4
Griffith 1713, 1714, 1722 - Land, residence
Richard 1723 - Land, residence
Evan 1726 - Land, residence
William c1716 - Will
NEW CASTLE CO, DE OWENS 1742 +_10 YEARS3 (All land, residence)
Mary (= Widow Owen?) 1741 2x (apparent widow of one of men above)
Griffith 1737, 1740, 1746, 1750
Owen 1738, 1739 2x [THIS OWEN OWEN ONLY on these dates. CONSISTENT W A 1724 OWEN OWEN > VA, but at 14 & 15 too young to own land unless bought for him?]
Owen(only 1 name) 1749 [Age OK to be mine & own land if b. 1724. Or same as Owen Owen abv?]
John 1748,1749 2x, 1750 2x
Hugh 1748, 1749 2x
NEW CASTLE CO, DE OWENS 1762 +_10 YEARS6 (All land, residence)
Guinee 1762 marriage
Rebecca 1753 marriage, 1771 marriage
Chrisy 1763 marriage
Elisabeth 1758 marriage
George 1753 marriage
Hugh 1755 land
Robert Will 3x
John wife Elenor multiples, 1772 Quaker meeting
Elenor 4 Sep 1772 Death
James Jr. (26 Aug 1772 - 20 Dec 1774) Quaker
James Sr. 22 Dec 1774 Death (confusion with son above?)
ALL OWEN OWEN PRIMARY RECORDS IN US 1720 - 17407
LEHIGH JUST NW OF BUCKS
1738 Lehigh Co, PA, 45 acres land > son David Owen in 1769
1741 LeHigh, 90 acres land > son Thomas Owen in 1759
1743 Saucon Twsp, Lehigh Owen Owen, Thomas Owen signed petition to found it
BUCKS JUST N OF PHILADELPHIA
1732 - 12 Mar 1809. b. 1732? Double gravestone8 of Owen Owen + Catherine Lewis both d. 1809.
Perkasie, Bucks Co. s/o Griffith & Margrot (Margaret) Owen, children Owen Owen, Griffith Owen (9 Feb 1758 - 5 Feb 1840. buried same cemetery
Parents of Owen Owen (1770 - 1786) buried same cemetery. So NOT my ancestor.
1734 Land Bucks Co, PA
1734 Bucks, Land
1738 Bucks, Land
1738 Bucks Co, Land
1740 Sacoon, Bucks Land
1740 Bucks, 50 acres Land
LOOKS LIKE AT LEAST 2 OWEN OWEN BRANCHES. 1 ABV, 1 BELOW IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS FROM PHILA
1722 Phila, m. Katherine Lewis [M1]
1722 Phila, Quaker
1723 Phila, Quaker
1734 Phila, Newspaper, 2 runaway slaves [M2]
1735 Phila, m. Priscilla Hammingham [M2]
CHESTER CO, PA BORDERS NEW CASTLE, DE, SW OF PHILA.
1724 Chester, Will [D1]
1724 Chester, Quaker
1725 Chester, Quaker
1725 Whitland, Chester, Will - lists wife Katherine, siblings & children
1728 Chester, Will [D2]
1738 Chester, Quaker
NEW CASTLE, DE. BORDERS CHESTER CO, PA TO N. (The Duck Creek, New Castle, DE Owens)
1738 New Castle, DE, Land 2x
1739 New Castle, DE, Land 2x
More trees in member stories dox
ALL OWEN OWEN PRIMARY RECORDS IN US 1740 - 17607
LEHIGH JUST NW OF BUCKS
1742 Bucks, Quaker monthly meeting at Richland, Bucks********
1748 Bucks, Land (seems same as Phila? as same date)
1748 Bucks?, Quaker. Death of Owen Owen. REFERENCES HIS BIRTH 21 EIGHTH 1742, BUT IMAGE IS A DEATH 21 AUG 174821 ****
1739 Phila, Newspaper, Horse stolen or missing13.
1740 Phila, Newspaper, Camel on display14.
1741 Phila, Carpenter
1741 Phila, Will19. (1690-1741) Names wife Anne, children including another? Owen Owen?***
1742 Phila, Newspaper, his Publick House where he recently deceased lived11.
1742 Phila, Newspaper, Widow of Owen Owen is Ann Owen. Notes estate, debtors, 2 land parcels for sale.
1743 Phila, Will [same as above or different one?]
1748 Phila, Land [A SON OF THE ABOVE DIED 1741?]
1748 Phila, 500 acres land
1751 Phila, 500 acres land
1741 Chester, Quaker. "Difference" w another member 30Fourth1741 (says Jun but April?)
1751 Chester, Will (so not the 1741 Phila died Owen Owen) but also listed in Phila same dates, acres [same? land Phila, d. Chester?]
1740 birth VA22
1753 Prince William Co, VA Rent Role (VA Early Census Index)
1754 Prince William Co, VA Rent Role (VA Early Census Index)
1814 Savannah, GA. Death record20. Planter aged 63 (1750/1 - 23 Feb 1814), inflammation of lungs,
"buried from the house of his son Mr. GW (George Welshman) Owens, attorney at law Anson Square".
(Possible other Bedford Owen Owen wife Mary Goode?)
ALL OWEN OWEN PRIMARY RECORDS IN US 1760 - 17807
BLADEN, NC [COULD BE THE M. 1771 MARY GOODE OWEN OWEN?]
1769 Craven Co. Census subs. No Township listed.
1773 Land 400 acres
1774 Craven, NC. Probate (Martha wife, previous husband Gosper Granade - separate record 1767?) several separate records/dates26
1778 Land Washington Co, NC,sup>27
1780 Petition to governor [NOT MY OWEN OWEN]
CUMBERLAND CO, PA
CHESTER CO, PA
1761 Will28. Owen Owens half brother. From or to Ezekiel Owens, weaver, 12 Dec 1752. Notes other half bros etc.
1775-83 Military PA 5th Regiment Private.
1777 Military rolls 6 Sep 1777 PA 5th Regiment Private. Several dates in 1777
1778 Military rolls several dates
1779 Church records. residence. purchase of 10 yards of woolen cloth for 60c.
1780 Church records. residence. purchase of linen. 3 records
PHILA CO, PA
1761/72? Abigail, Owen Owen (widow?)
BUCKS CO, PA
1778 Hilltown Tax records
1780 Tax & exoneration records
1786 Died, (1770 - 1786) died aged 16. [Owen-Owen-PA-gravestone.tiff & Owen-Owen-PA-gravestone2.tiff]
buried Hilltown Baptist Church Cemetery Upper Perkasie, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
MD [THE HORSESHOE PLANTATION OWENS?] WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM OR ARE THEY SAME AS NEW CASTLE, DE OWENS?]
1776 Census subs. Dorchester Co, Transquakin Hundred Twnship. MD.
1790 Co? 1st US Census MD.
SUSSEX, NJ [WRONG PLACE & WIFE NOT MINE]
1768 Marriage to Desiah Doud
ONEIDA, NY [TOO LATE TO BE MINE]
1827 Death Owen H Owens (1774 - ) Wife Mary.
1885 NY State census (~1773 - ) wife Margrett Owens, son Owen Owens age 48 ( - 1833)
1776 NY, NY Military. Col. C. Wynkoop's Reg't
BEDFORD CO, VA [IF THEY TO WV BY 1785 THEN NOT MY OWEN OWEN, MAYBE MARY GOODE ONE?]
1780 Bedford, Tory Prisoner list9, Owen Owen & John Owen
1780 Bedford, Tory Prisoner list, Owen Owen & John Owen
1787 Land. Augusta Co, Staunton, VA.
1790 Co? 1st US Census VA.
WV (THEN PART OF VA**)
1785 Harrison Co. Owen Owen, John Owen. 6 & 4 white souls. 1 dwelling, 1 other bldg. [likely same Owen & John from VA abv Mary Goode??]
1786 KY Land17. (Oct 1746 Bala, N Wales - 1810 Washington Co, KY) w info on wife Sophia Wade (1750 Wales/Ireland-)
dad Thomas (1712-1809) mom Margaret Thomas (1726-1796), son John Mason (1775-). [APPEARS TO BE SEPARATE OWEN OWEN NOT MINE]
1691+10 Merion, Land+. Robert f/o Evan > f/o Gainor, Evan, OWEN, Elizabeth, John, Robert, some born in Wales
**BIO & ANCESTRY OF FATHER ROBERT OWEN B. WALES OF PHILA OWEN OWEN (1690-1941)15
Bio16. of An Owen Owen in Washington Co, KY in 1810. Perhaps the other from VA? Or the 3rd one from ship >VA>KY w Irish wife Sophia? Wade?
***THE OWEN OWEN DATA ABV SUGGESTS 1 OWEN OWEN IN CHESTER, PA WILL 1724-5 (ALSO WILL 1728 MADE & PROBATED DATES OR DIFFERENT PERSONS?), A SON B. <1725 MOVING FROM CHESTER TO NEW CASTLE, DE IN 1738 & 1739. THEN HE GONE FROM NEW CASTLE BY 1740. THAT WOULD BE JUST IN TIME FOR HE TO APPEAR IN BEDFORD, VA BY 1742.
ALSO, ANOTHER OR SAME?, WILL 1751 IN CHESTER). SO THIS COULD ALSO BE THE NEW CASTLE ONE MOVING BACK TO CHESTER. SO 2 POSSIBILITIES FOR HIM HERE.
NEED TO CHECK WILLS, MADE VS PROBATED & STONES..... ALSO this all depends on dates of PA, MD, DE border & the counties within.
The Mason-Dixon line was surveyed 1763-1767 to settle border dispute between PA, MD & DE. Prior to this MD claim extended N to 40th parallel which crosses PA N of Phil. And in 1682 Penn was granted the three lower counties which later became DE Colony. However MD considered these part of its original grant. In 1732 MD agreed to cede these counties to PA. As part of the agreement the Mason-Dixon line was surveyed to settle the matter.
Likewise West Virginia was long a part of Virginia, and only separated in 1862. Until then references to VA could actually refer to WV.
Mason-Dixon map: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a9/Marycolony.png
Delaware Colony: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delaware_Colony
WV 1861 statehood vote by county: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Virginia#/media/File:October_24,_1861_county_vote_for_West_Virginia_statehood.jpg
8. Owen-Owen-Catherine-Lewis-stone.jpg. Reads "OWEN OWEN AND CATHERINE HIS WIFE / ??? departed from this life March ??th AD 1809 Aged 77? /
She/he ?? March 19?th AD 1809 Aged 77/8? years / Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord // Their bodies now ?? / / with God ' There Remain / etc. ?? // The kindly worms? / then Shall rise ? /
their Jerusalem ????
INFO AT: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=60525&h=96680818&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=oeD53&_phstart=successSource
4 more photos of stone at https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/14490416#view-photo=35713840
12. ANCESTORS OF GRIFFIN, SIR HUGH < KING LLEWYN OF WALES, MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT ETC. (NOT IN ABV) https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/34683784/person/18924279601/media/e5ff4b8f-a66c-4621-afec-cc408d019df9?_phsrc=Woa5&_phstart=successSource
18. Will of KY Owen Owen with kids, wife: https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/2419960/person/-685211187/media/c47da7e6-f43d-46e9-8699-443ed4e1e205?_phsrc=Woa6&_phstart=successSource. More info on him https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/2419960/person/-685211187/media/673f328b-a9e8-4dc0-b396-f8670c047c77?_phsrc=Woa6&_phstart=successSource MORE https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/80414852/person/34418834635/media/1fbcc58f-0526-4545-90ec-54691ad8bcd5?_phsrc=Woa6&_phstart=successSource
MAP BALA WALES https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/80414852/person/34418834635/media/cc400690-eaa8-4349-aae4-3821c93d96b8?_phsrc=Woa6&_phstart=successSource MORE BAPTIST & SMALL MAN https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/22499761/person/1249744451/media/5ac7c04d-c504-4a54-ad84-442c68761ab5?_phsrc=Woa6&_phstart=successSource
MORE ON GA OWEN OWENS with sons, positions, etc. https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/8687865/person/6992771122/media/d82320fa-41fa-4c1a-bd11-373a48bfd216?_phsrc=Woa7&_phstart=successSource MORE W TAX (1809-1813), COURT (1806) ETC https://www.ancestry.com/search/?name=owen_owen&event=1814_savannah-chatham-georgia-usa_18029&count=50&event_x=10-0-0_1-1-a&location=2&name_x=s_s&priority=usa WILL DOESN'T NAME WIFE LIKELY PREDECEASED. ONLY SON GEORGE W., & OTHERS https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8635/005759792_00152?pid=160597&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D8635%26h%3D160597%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DWoa4%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=Woa4&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true GIVES BIRTH WALES, MARGARET MACINTOSH AS WIFE SO LIKELY NO VA CONNECTION https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/78962390/person/180055659149/facts?_phsrc=Woa5&_phstart=successSource HERE LOTS OF PRIMARY SOURCES https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/8687865/person/6992771122/facts?_phsrc=Woa5&_phstart=successSource
21. TOWARDS BOTTOM SCROLL OF https://www.ancestry.com/search/?name=owen_owen&event=1750_USA_2&pg=4&count=50&event_x=10-0-0_1-0&location=2&name_x=s_s&priority=usa
22. (Historical reg. Of Virginians in the Rev., soldiers, saliors and marines, 1775-1783. Volume 128, p. 516. Ed. By John H. Gwathmey. Richmond, Va. 1938. (13, 872p.):599)
23. AN OWEN J OWEN (1785 VA - 1867 AZ), B. TO MARY GOODE (GOAD) (<1753 BEDFORD -1810 FLOYD KY) https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/114734794/person/360133974606/facts
24. Owen Owen stone broken & displaced. (Jan? 179? - Died Jun? 18??) link says 1770-1839. Where? Owen-Owen-stone2.jpg
25. Several hard to read pages. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/5327/32364_225622-00511?pid=8949&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D5327%26h%3D8949%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DWoa7%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=Woa7&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=32364_225622-00513
HISTORY OF LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA
Lynchburg was named for its founder, John Lynch, who at the age of 17 started a ferry service across the James River in 1757. In 1786, the Virginia General Assembly granted Lynch a charter for a town, which took in the 45 acres of land that Lynch owned. Lynchburg was incorporated as a town in 1805, and as a city in 1852.
The Society of Friends, or Quakers, were the first religious group to settle in Lynchburg. The city’s first house of worship was the South River Meeting House of the Society of Friends, located on Fort Avenue. The Meeting House was restored and is now part of Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church. Lynchburg (Susie 434-239-2548)is often called the “City of Churches” for the large number and variety of religious buildings found in the city today.
Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church (http://www.qmpc.org/church.htm) is named in honor of Lynchburg’s early pioneer Quakers, members of the Religious Society of Friends, whose restored eighteenth-century meeting house is located on church property. Sarah Clark Lynch and her son John, founder of the city of Lynchburg, donated land for the South River Meeting House, and the Quaker meeting’s membership grew and flourished. However, financial hardship, accompanied by unpopular Quaker positions on social issues including slavery and their anti-war sentiments, convinced many of the Friends to join the widespread western migration, and the number of Quakers in Lynchburg and the surrounding area dwindled. In 1839, the last meeting was held at South River.The abandoned stone meeting house soon displayed signs of neglect and began to fall into ruins. In 1856, the roof collapsed under heavy snow and little remained except the walls. Nearby, a stout stone wall protected the cemetery of the Quaker dead. This symbol of peace also became a symbol of war when Union army soldiers encamped on the grounds of the abandoned meeting house during the 1864 Battle of Lynchburg.
Tobacco and iron were the chief products of early Lynchburg. The extensive use of Lynch’s ferry system on the James River resulted in Lynchburg becoming one of the largest tobacco markets in the U. S. The James Calloway Furnace, which operated around 1770 until 1779, and the Davie Ross Furnace, which was in business from 1781 until 1837, supplied the Continental Army with pig iron and cannon balls during the American Revolution.
Lynchburg served as a major storage depot during the Civil War, as well as a burial place for many of those killed during the war. Confederate Generals are buried here, including General Jubal Early, who commanded the Confederate forces during the brief Battle of Lynchburg. The breastworks for the defense of the city can still be seen at Fort Early. Lynchburg is also known for its proximity to Appomattox where the Civil War ended on April 9, 1865.
Lynchburg is often called the City of Seven Hills. Each of the hills has an interesting history behind its name. White Rock Hill was named for the beautiful white rocks one could see on the drive up to the hill. Franklin Hill was possibly named for Benjamin Franklin, a frequent visitor to the area. Diamond Hill was perhaps named for the lots on the turnpike that were triangular shaped. Federal Hill could have been named for the Federalist party that was very influential in the early years of Lynchburg’s development. College Hill was named for the military college sponsored by the Methodist Protestants from 1858 until the time of the Civil War. Garland Hill was named for the Garland family that lived there for more than 100 years. Daniel’s Hill was named for Judge William Daniel who owned and subsequently sold most of the land on the hill.
The Seven Hills of Lynchburg are where much of Lynchburg’s history and the projects of the Lynchburg Historical Foundation have taken place. We invite you to read a summary of our mission, programs, coalitions and plans for the future. Please consider helping Lynchburg preserve its past and its future by joining our organization today.
Miller Claytor LN Riverside Park, Lynchburg, VA was lived in by Owen Owen and Jane Hughes Owen. It was originally located at 863 Church St. where the post office is now.
October 15, 2009 photo of Miller Claytor Home in Lynchburg where Owen Owen lived: Owen-Owen-house.jpg
SOME DESCENDANTS OF OWEN OWEN
Here are some selected descendants of the Lynchburg Owen Owen including the most prominent one and my branch. Data comes from the best documented Ancestry.com tree https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/6577935/person/-1221039229/facts, Wikipedia for the famous ones, and my family tree for my branch.
Owen Owen (1942 - 1819 Lynchburg, VA)
m. 1772 Lynchburg
Jane Hughes (1960 - 1835 Lynchburg, VA)
Rachel Owen (1772 - 1845)
Charles McCormack Owen (1775-1880)
Septimus (Davis or Davies) Owen M.D. (1776 - 1840)
Benjamin Franklin Owen (1780 - 1850)
Mary Sarah Owen (1784 - 1821), m. a Mr. Hughes, perhaps a relative of her mother?
William (Owen) Owen M.D. (1785 - 1875). m. Jane Latham
William Otway Owen M.D. (1820 - 1892). Surgeon-in-Chief over 30 Confederate hospitals in Lynchburg.
Robert Latham Owen Sr. (1825 - 1873). Civil engineer, surveyor, VA planation owner, President VA and TN railroad. [Wikipedia, Robert L. Owen Sr.]
m. 4 Oct 1853
Narcissa Clark Chisholm (3 Oct 1831 - 11 Jul 1911). Orphaned daughter of Cherokee chief Thomas Chisholm, granddaughter of Chief John D. Chisholm. [Wikipedia, Narcissa Chisholm Owen]
Maj. William Otway Owen M.D. (1854 TN - 1924). A US Army doctor.
Robert Latham Owen Jr. (1856 Lynchburg - 1947). One of 1st two US Senators from OK. [Wikipedia, Robert Latham Owen]
Jason Owen (12 Mar 1792 VA - 6 Sep 1847 Grayson, Carter Co, KY). (2 males 18-25 show on 1810 census. presumably William & Jason)
Harvey Owen (16 Aug 1838 - 1889)
Edgar Owen (1866 - 1962)
Edgar Lyle Owen, Ph.D. (1906 - 2005). Head of Economics Dept., Univ of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK.
Edgar Lauren Owen (1941 - Living)
Rebecca Jane Owen (1810 - 1879). (1 girl <10 does show on 1810 census, but Jane Hughes would have been 50, too old to be mother)
Records seem to indicate that Owen Owen was married to 2 wives simultaneously. However polygamy was a felony in early Virginia (see Source 2 below) so this seems unlikely. His gravestone has Jane Hughes as his wife. So was the marriage of Mary Goode to another Owen Owen of the same name in the previous year in the same county? This also seems unlikely so the mystery continues for now.
However I think it safe to assume that Jane Hughes was Jason's mother. Only she is on the gravestone, Source 4 below mentions only her as Owen Owen's wife. However both wives would have been young enough assuming that Jane was b. 1760 rather than 1748.
Source 1: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/44479532/person/6217479771/facts?_phsrc=rmn215&_phstart=successSource
Source 2: https://www.loc.gov/resource/mtj1.001_0327_0328/?sp=1
Source 3: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/7201668/person/-1104642198/facts?_phsrc=rmn184&_phstart=successSource
Source 4: https://EdgarLOwen.com/Owen-Owen-ancestry.jpg
Source 5: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/30825273/person/12473288521/facts?_phsrc=rmn184&_phstart=successSource
Source 6: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/23738952/person/26056365159/facts?_phsrc=rmn184&_phstart=successSource
Source 7: Owen Owen Sr. https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/86371338/person/260072563413/facts?_phsrc=rmn217&_phstart=successSource
Source 8: All trees have Owen Owen Sr. b. 1732 too young to be Owen Owen Jr's dad b. 1742 or even 1750. This Sr. has an Owen Owen son b. 1771 which is OK but not my Owen Owen. So who is correct dad? Robert? as before but what is source. He seems too old. He would be in New Castle, Lawrence Co. PA where my Owen Owen was born in 1742. https://www.ancestry.com/search/categories/42/?name=owen_owen&event=_pennsylvania-usa_41&count=50&event_x=_1-0&location=2&name_x=p_psx&priority=usa&spouse=catherine_jones&spouse_x=1_1
Source 9: ***An Owen Owen in 1739 in right place for my Owen Owen to be born. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?
all owens then and there. but these all in New Castle DE, NOt new castle PA ***, could birth place abv be New Castle DE not New Castle PA? Owen Owen & Griffin Owen show in land records in Newcastle DE*** but History of Bucks co PA places parents there: indiv=1&dbid=61025&h=395778&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rmn221&_phstart=successSource
Source 10: Horseshoe-plantation.jpg https://www.ancestry.com/search/?name=robert_owen&event=_maryland-usa_23&birth=1708&birth_x=10-0-0&child=owen_owen&count=50&event_x=_1-0&location=2&name_x=p_s&priority=usa
LEONARD OWEN - A likely relative of Jason
Leonard Owen was quite possibly an older brother of Jason's. He lived in Patrick Co., VA and was married there by the same Preacher who later married Jason and Elizabeth Thompson. He also had a son named Archibald as did Jason. Supposedly there is an 1802 will in Patrick Co. in which an Elizabeth Owen leaves her entire estate to Leonard in consideration for care given in her old age however I haven't been able to locate this will. If so then this Elizabeth could well have been the mother of Jason. As of Mar 24, 2018 think I've found Jason's parents and his mother is Jane Hughes. Also the slightly older brother of Jason in Owen Owen's 1810 census is probably another Owen Owen. So Leonard may be an uncle or cousin rather than a brother.
LEONARD OWEN LIFE EVENTS
AGE DATE EVENT COMMENTS
- c. 1756 Father born estimated date?
0 c. 1776 Born, VA source 1850 US census. Or 1777 Surry Co, NC? Patrick VA?
16 1792 Birth of Jason possible brother? Where in VA?
25 1802 Inheritance From mother Elizabeth of entire estate, other children (Jason? age 10) excluded.
26 Aug 16, 1803 1st marriage to Jane Quarles in Patrick Co., VA
28 1805 Archibald A. born in Patrick Co., VA
28 1805 Death 1st wife Jane Quarles (in childbirth?)
29 Oct 26, 1805 2nd marriage to Nancy Hampton in Patrick, VA.
30 1806 Birth daughter Jane Owen (1806-1896)
32 Dec 11, 1809 Filed divorce after 2nd wife Nancy Hampton gave birth to biracial child
33 Feb 8, 1810 Divorced Patrick Co., VA
33 Jul 3, 1810 Birth of daughter Lucinda (1810-1831) - by Hannah Landreth prior to marriage?
34 1811 Death of 2nd wife Nancy Hampton - Suspicious timing. Murder/suicide?
34 8/15/1811 3rd marriage to Hannah Landreth in Patrick Co., VA
35 Nov 13, 1812 Enlisted War of 1812 (same Leonard?)
44 1820 Census Hd household Patrick Co., VA
54 1830 Census Hd household Patrick Co., VA
64 1840 Census Hendricks IN
74 1850 Census Washington, Hendricks, IN with 3rd wife Hannah age 70
80 Mar 28, 1857 Death Hendricks Co., IN. Alternate 1856
Source for most data above is: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/101116767/person/290006929442/facts?_phsrc=rmn19&_phstart=successSource
Different dates & mothers for children here: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/26062946/person/1776625858/facts?_phsrc=rmn19&_phstart=successSource
FOOTNOTES TO OWEN ANCESTRY (Some numbers match those in my Owen Documents file)
1. Obituary of Edgar Owen written by Edgar Lyle Owen
2. Lee Co, VA documents with letter by Edgar Lyle Owen
3. Marriage Bond - Jason Owen March 13, 1814 signed by 22 year old Jason Owen and Mitchel Thompson, the apparent father of bride Betsy Thompson his 16 year old daughter. In this folder there is also an 1833 Mitchel Thompson Will in which he leaves most to his son Raleigh by his 2nd wife Nancy Catherine McCraw after his 1st, my Mary Griffin, and an 1820 Catherine Thompson, widow of Robert Thompson, Will both hard to read but see no mention of Elizabeth Betsy in either. Lyle in note thinks this is Catherine (Hammock by previous marriage) Thompson, Mitchel Thompson's mother (my g-g-g-g grandmother) who died 1820.
There is a Mitchell Thompson in Carroll and Grayson Co's, VA b. 1766 (https://www.ancestry.com/search/?name=Mitchell_Thompson&event=_virginia-usa_49&birth=1765&birth_x=10-0-0&count=50&event_x=_1-0-a&location=2&name_x=s_s&priority=usa) who had 2 wives the right age but can find no mention of an Elizabeth Betsy Thompson b. 1798 among the listed children. If this is her father she would be a daughter by first wife Mary (J?/Jane?) Griffin c. 1773 - c. 1840 (married 10/13/1784 Amherst Co, VA) as he married second wife Nancy Catherine McCraw marriage in 1810. There is a 1798 gap in Mary Griffin's listed children so she is the probably mother of Elizabeth Betsey Thompson, wife of my Jason Owen.
Mary Griffin's dates in Mitchell Thompson trees are given as 1773-1840. Father Thomas Griffin. https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/18182134/person/1037694737/facts gives father Cyrus 1748-1810 and Lady Christina Stuart 1749-1807 as parents which seems OK.
There is a Mary Griffin 1763 Williamsburg, Independent Cities, VA - <1810 Fauquier Spring, Fauquier, VA. wife of Mitchell Thompson 1766-1854 (married 10/13/1784 Amherst Co, VA with parents Thomas 1730/45 and Mildred ? 1740. Only 1 child is listed b. 1790 so Elizabeth could well be a later daughter as it would be unusual in those times to have only 1 child. https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/8533900/person/-660115393/facts?_phsrc=eIs157&_phstart=successSource .
See also https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/18182134/person/1037694737/facts?_phsrc=eIs157&_phstart=successSource same with different parents Cyrus Griffin 1749-1810 & Lady Christina Stuart 1749-1807
So this Mary Griffin wife of Mitchell Thompson is most likely mother of Elizabeth Betsey Thompson wife of Jason Owen. And Mitchell Thompson 1766-1854 is almost certainly the father. A Mitchell Thompson signed her marriage bond, and this one is the only one in the right place at the right time.
5. Catherine Hammock apparently was Mitchell's 2nd wife and he her 2nd husband after a William Hammock so Hammock may not be her maiden name. https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/43390163/person/13096286711/facts
9. ALTERNATE PARENTS FOR ROBERT THOMPSON: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/89292027/person/48585846378/facts
10. ALTERNATE WIFE OF ROBERT THOMPSON II: JEAN VIA https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/4306036/person/6150317621/facts
11. JANE HESCOTT VIA ALTERNATIVES (HESCOTT BY PRIOR MARRIAGE?): https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/1067957/person/6927666420/facts
12. ALTERNATE PARENTS & WIFE TO ROBERT THOMPSON SR. https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/46574000/person/6949982311/facts
13. MORE MARY GRIFFIN ANCESTRY HERE: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/8533900/person/150930779/facts
14. Grave of Jason Owen & Betsy (Elizabeth) Thompson reported by Delores Shaffer to be in small 1/2 acre cemetery on west side of Grayson, KY called variously the Old County Cemetery or Old Grayson cemetery. Mrs. Shaffer said she had seen years ago (from 11/13/1989) in it a small Owen stone maybe 8 or 10 inches high, then still standing with the name Jason on one side and Elizabeth on the other, and their were dates on the stone. She said she thought it now likely fallen or covered with leaves since the cemetery was much neglected. 11/13/1989 letter14 of Lyle Owen to Mrs. Shaffer recording what she had told him in a telephone call the day before. The stone doesn't show up on Burial or Cemetery searches on Ancestry so the stone may not now be known.
15. Land deed to Catron Thompson of land formerly owned by her son Mitchell Thompson. Sold for delinquent Taxes. I think another property same. https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/4869687/person/25780859587/media/5690a1e8-e48f-4cfb-a998-2933e3436ebf
16. Old map of VA including Lee Co. where Lyle Owen marked the location of Jason Owen property by matching landmarks on the deed. There is also a Station Creek mentioned. This is no doubt a reference to one of the Stations of the Wilderness Road that ran through there. Could this have been Owen Station where Ewing is today? See notes on Owen Station in the JASON OWEN section above. This folder also includes 2 letters from Lyle with more info.
17. The Douglas Archives Website: http://douglashistory.co.uk/history/index.htm
18. Harvey Owen Bible. Copy of family history pages.
18. Typed copy of this in folder 18 includes Xeroxed copy of photo of George and family with Lyle Owen notes
19. Lee County, Virginia Order Book 4, p. 45. November, 1834. "The court doth asign to Charles Sage overseer of the old road from James Allens to the top of Powels Mountain the following list of hands. Claibaum Young, William Young, Prestion Rogers, ___ Rogers, William B. Duff, James M. Duff, Jasin Owins, Presley Owins, James B. Sage, Ruebin Fanning, Andrew Sturgeon, John Larimore, Henry Lambert, James Allen two hands, John Query, Robert Query, John Hall, Abraham Young, and James Young two hands." Copy in folder 19.
20. Lee County Order Book 4, page 418, July, 1839. Jason Owens appelant against Jacob Spencer appellee. Copy in folder 20.
21. Jason Owen private in War of 1812. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=4281&h=99495&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=eIs277&_phstart=successSource
Source: War of 1812 Service Records Administration, Index to Compiled Military Service records for Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812, Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Administration. Rolls M602 Data Base is a listing of men mustered into the Armed forces between 1812 and 1815. Saunder's was apparently one of 11 companies in this regiment. Companies were apparently manned from specific areas of Virginia. Best info is at http://1812va.org/significant-war-of-1812-events-in-virginia/.
22. Copy of letter from William B. Owen (Jul 18, 1824 - ) to brother Harvey describing his difficult Jan. 1857 journey from MO to KA in the dead of winter at Univ. of VA. http://lva-linux-temp.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com:8991/F/NPE8XTV631HQ2VHS8A6EKP9KMEGIFMACUE6SGD3KH3XM4VJK71-60668?func=full-set-set&set_number=001271&set_entry=000001&format=999
23. Presley Owen folder. Contains an 1839 deed of land in Lee Co. in repayment of $4 15c from Presley.
24. Jesse Owen folder. Contains a Jul 24, 1989 Lyle Owen letter with data about Jesse. https://www.ancestry.com/search/?name=Jesse_Owen&event=_lee-virginia-usa_1731&birth=1816&birth_x=5-0-0_1-0&count=50&event_x=0-0-0_1-1-a&location=2&name_x=s_ps&priority=usa
25. Source for details is Society of the War of 1812 in Virginia http://1812va.org/significant-war-of-1812-events-in-virginia/
Mike Lyman says:
March 15, 2018 at 9:44 am
Edgar: He got married in March 1814 before his tour of duty started in August 1814, thus you should accept Patrick County as where he was when he entered service. He was then in Captain Abraham Penn’s Company from Patrick County. This company had duty from August 9 1814 to 7 Sep 1814 under command of Lt Col Saunder’s 7th VA Militia Regt. Thus he was not eligible for a pension or bounty land
If you need his service records order them from NARA More info regards his property may be in the Patrick County records. Penn's Company saw no combat in the war.
26. Cyrus Griffin bio. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyrus_Griffin
1. Photo of George Owen, brother of my great grandfather Harvey.
2. Photo of Margaret Ann Smith, wife of George Owen, brother of my great grandfather Harvey.
ADDITIONAL NOTES & REFERENCES
***HAS LOTS OF DUCK CREEK, NEW CASTLE, DE OWENS https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/82552317/person/48583236265/facts?_phsrc=Woa12&_phstart=successSource
& HERE https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/10718698/person/-588818033/facts?_phsrc=Woa12&_phstart=successSource
****HORSESHOE PLANTATION ROBERT > OWEN (M. MARY) & JOHN MOST LIKELY SOURCE OF BEDFORD CO OWEN OWEN THAT MOVED TO W VA BY 1785 https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/104087348/person/300037489841/media/86dbe2bf-f186-40f1-ba4d-0fdd9f0309f4?_phsrc=Woa13&_phstart=successSource
**Rachel (1772 - 1845) d/o Owen Owen & Mary Goode. CARROLL CO VA. https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/2635696/person/260028160675/facts
**Owen Owen (1775 - ?) s/o my Owen Owen Lynchburg 1830/40 > Franklin KY 1850. https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/2635696/person/260028160784/facts?_phsrc=Woa19&_phstart=successSource
**LoTS OF MIXED OWEN OWEN & BRO JOHN INFO https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/79276625/person/40398846261/facts?_phsrc=Woa19&_phstart=successSource
I'm trying to learn more about our common ancestor Owen Owen (1750-1819) and hope you can help.
You have his first wife Mary Good (Goad) dying before 1772. Do you have a source for that or just assuming it based on Owen Owen's marriage to Jane Hughes in that year? That would solve the problem of seemingly having 2 wives at the same time but I had thought maybe there were 2 Owen Owens that married these two separate wives? What is your source for Mary Goode's death date please? I've tried in vain to find a death record or stone for her...
Also if you are interested I can provide a couple of corrections to your Owen Owen entry if you like....
Edgar L. Owen
Robert Latham Owen, Sr. Stone with railroad info. Other sources. Owen Owen children.
**OWEN OWEN PARENTS - NEW INFO**
*****BOOK ON OWENS OF PA***
Owen Family of Wales and Pennsylvania
Wales and Pennsylvania
Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography Genealogical Publishing company 1981 Edition from Baltimore Maryland Pg 539