Owen (who was known as O. H. R.) Carden was born 1820 in Pike County, Georgia.
Owen was married to Nancy Ann McLeod-Carden, and they had EIGHT children of record according to FAG source.
He joined the Missionary Baptist Church in 1853. He was upright in his dealings, was an affectionate husband, a kind father and punctual in attending his meetings. After he became a member of the army he tried to adorn the profession he had made, and was truly a shining light in the touted field. R A Timmons, Southern Christian Advocate.
Owen (O.H.R.) was a private assigned to Company C 5th Battalion of Cavalry and Hilliard's Alabama Legion in the CSA. during the Civil War. 
It was 1862 when Owen passed away from wounds suffered during battle in the Civil War in Atlanta, GA. He died at Alexander's Hospital in Atlanta and was buried on July 18,1862 under the name Owen H. Carden.
↑ "Alabama Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XXKN-LGD : 27 November 2014), Owen H K Carden, 1862; from "Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Alabama," database, Fold3.com (http://www.fold3.com : n.d.); citing NARA microfilm publication M311 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1961), roll 485.
↑ "United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FSPK-DTY : 4 December 2014), Owen H.K. Carden, Private, Company C, Hilliard's Legion, Alabama Volunteers, Confederate; citing NARA microfilm publication M374 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 8; FHL microfilm 821,956.
1. 31 October 1850 Pike County, Georgia Census, (ED: 68, Stamped 179, Sheet 357, Family #786, Line 15), Head of Household, Owen H R Carden.
2. Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950, P 247: Groom: Owen N. K. Carden. Bride: Nancy Mcleod. License: 10 January 1843. County Clerk: Wilsy E Mangham. Married: 19 Jan 1843. Place: Pike County, Georgia. Officiated: Justice of the Peace, John E Dicks. Recorded: 18 March 1848. County Clerk: W E Mangham.
3. Company C 5th Battalion of Cavalry Hilliard's Alabama Legion CSA.
4. Southern Christian Advocate, 16 October 1862, v25, #40, p160, c15:
age 30 "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZYZ-PZL : 4 April 2020), Owen H R Carden, Pike county, Pike, Georgia, United States; citing family 786, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).