Is Tizwal Tignal Owens an ancestor of Ronald Owens?

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I am looking at my father's line, Ronald Owens. Some genealogy websites (that want you to pay to join) mention a Tizwal Tignal Owens, but I do not find him on Family Search. No information after Drewry (or Drury) Owens on Family Search, the line ends there. And WikiTree has no info I can find on Drewry or Tizwal, either. Where should I look? Thanks for your assistance!
WikiTree profile: Ronald Owens
in Genealogy Help by Corryne Drake G2G Crew (460 points)

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Hello Corryne.

According to your fam. tree Ronald Owens was the grandson of Reverda Owens. Reverda was born in Sullivan Co., MO on 1864.

Reverda was the grandson of Tignel Owens. Tignel was born in NC ab. 1781.

Sources of the aforementioned:

  • Reverda (Reverdy) Owens on the 1870 US Census, Sullivan Co., MO:

Reverdy (Listed in line No. 11), is 4 y/o. The head of the house is his mother Lethe, Reverdy named one of his daugthers after her. His paternal grandmother Rebecca is listed in line No. 12, Rebecca was 85.

  • Rebecca Owens on the 1860 US Census, Sullivan Co., MO:

Rebecca (Listed in line No. 18) is 74. She is the wife of Tignel Owens, 79 y/o, born in NC.


by Rubén Hernández G2G6 Pilot (843k points)
selected by Corryne Drake
Thanks, Ruben! This will really help! Much appreciated.
You´re welcome Corryne.

Many thanks for Best Answer Corryne.

It took me awhile but I finally got back to all these answers to my question last night, and yours gave me clues that do look like it's my family so naturally it IS the best answer. You have been so helpful, Ruben, thank you!
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Tigual Owens

United States Census, 1820

Name Tigual Owens
Event Type Census
Event Date 1820
Event Place Chatham, North Carolina, United States
Page 196

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1820," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 12 May 2018), Tigual Owens, Chatham, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 196, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 82; FHL microfilm 162,798.


View the original document. The original may contain more information than was indexed.

United States Census, 1820

Affiliate Name The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number M33
Affiliate Film Number 82
GS Film Number 0162798
Digital Folder Number 005156905
Image Number 00114
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.7m points)
Oh my gosh! Again I don't know which of your answers are best, I do appreciate all of them! You're an amazing helper, Frank!!
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Taziwell Owen

United States Census, 1870


birth: from 1857 to 1858 Virginia, United States

residence: 1870 Virginia, United States

other: Betty Owen, Clifton Owen    

Tegwill H Owen

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005


marriage registration: 1930 Corwen, Merionethshire, Wales

spouse: Davies

other: Marguarite O Davies  

Tegwill H Owen

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005


marriage registration: 1945 Chester, Cheshire, England

spouse: Cox

other: Enid E R Cox  

Tegwill Hart Owen

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008


birth registration: 1896 Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales  

Tegwill Owen



England and Wales Census, 1911


birth: 1897 Ruthin, Denbighshire

residence: 1911 , The Grammar School Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales   

Tegwill Hart Owen

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007


birth: 21 July 1896

death registration: August 1989 Chester & Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England  

Tegwill Owen



England and Wales Census, 1901


birth: 1897 Ruthin, Denbighshire

residence: 31 March 1901 Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales

father: E Tegid Owen

mother: Sarah J Owen

other: Kathleen M Owen, Kendrick O Owen, Ada M Jones, Marie Vicars, Minnie O'Shaughnessey, Buddig Ellis...   

Alexander Tazwell Owen

North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000


birth: 6 August 1926 Vance, North Carolina

father: Bailey T Owen

mother: Lena Gooch  

Alex Tazwell Owen

Find A Grave Index


birth: 26 May 1858

death: 31 May 1943

burial: 1943 Huddleston, Bedford, Virginia, United States of America
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.7m points)

There seem to be several with the same surname from Wales.

Last name: Owen

SDB Popularity ranking: 536

Recorded as Owan, Owen, Owens, Owin, Howen, and according to the International Genealogical Index - Oen, Oene, Onn, this famous name is most strongly associated with Wales. It is said to derive from the pre 7th century Celtic personal name Ouein, which itself was either from the word 'oen' meaning a lamb, or the Roman (Latin) 'eugerius, meaning well-born. Both may have contributed, because in any case the surname is first recorded, not in Wales, but far away in the English county of Warwickshire as shown below.However for the past seven centuries at least, Owen has been probably the most popular of all Welsh personal names and is probably second to Jones in the list of surname popularities within the country. Some forty nameholders are featured in ancient Welsh legends and these include Owen Gwynedd, a 12th century chieftain, and Owain Glyndwr, 1353 - 1416, the greatest hero of Welsh history. He was the true Prince of Wales who established the Welsh parliaments and nearly became an independent King of Wales. He was defeated by the overwhelming forces of King Henry 1V of England. Other recordings which claim association with the name and taken from the early surviving registers of the city of London include Richard Oen, a christening witness at St Brides Fleet Street, on August 30th 1730, and Ann Onn who married Roger Smith at St Dunstans in the East, Stepney, on July 3rd 1791. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Ralph Owein. This was dated 1221, in the Warwickshire Assize Rolls, during the reign of King Henry 111rd of England, 1216 - 1272. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was sometimes known as the Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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