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John Owen II. (1755 - 1808)

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John Owen II.
Born [location unknown]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Harrison County, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Champaign County, Ohiomap
Owen-1321 created
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Contents

Biography

This biography is a rough draft. It was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import and needs to be edited.

Residence

Residence:
Date: 1803
Place: Came To Ohio
Residence:
Date: 1806
Place: Moved To Champaign County, Ohio

Occupation

Occupation: Indian trader, farmer

User ID

User ID: C21437F0457F4CD4A4F544CCA76EEDFB87BD

Data Changed

Data Changed:
Date: 3 Nov 2011
Time: 01:11

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Note

Note: #NI1554[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18]

Sources

  • WikiTree profile Owen-1321 created through the import of Cheney 21 Feb 2012.ged on Feb 21, 2012 by Deborah Mayes. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Deborah and others.
  • Source: S14 Media: Web Site Abbreviation: The Cheney Family 1603-2000 Title: The Cheney Family 1603-2000 Publication: URL: www.pages.prodigy.com/QJNT72A/cheney Date: accessed 14 January 2007 Paranthetical: Y
  • Source: S169 Abbreviation: Harrison County, West Virginia Deed Records 1785 - 1810 Title: Harrison County, West Virginia Deed Records 1785 - 1810 Text: "Harrison County, West Virginia Deed Records 1785 - 1810" compiled by John David Davis, located in the DAR library in Washington DC: Paranthetical: Y
  • Source: S170 Abbreviation: John & Mary Owens of Harrison Co., Virginia, to John Elder Title: John & Mary Owens of Harrison Co., Virginia, to John Elder Text: 16 February 1801, page 367. John & Mary Owens of Harrison Co., Virginia, to John Elder of Harrison Co., Virginia, for 100 pounds, 132 acres...part of two tracts patented by said Owens, 20 April 1784 for 400 acres and 20 Dec 1784, for 400 acres. Signed John Owens and Mary Owens. Recorded February 1801. Paranthetical: Y
  • Source: S173 Abbreviation: John Owen, Booth's Creek, p. 48, History of Harrison County, West Virginia, Henry Haymond, Acme Publishing Company, Morgantown, West Virginia Title: John Owen, Booth's Creek, p. 48, History of Harrison County, West Virginia, Henry Haymond, Acme Publishing Company, Morgantown, West Virginia Text: John Owen, Booth's Creek, p. 48, History of Harrison County, West Virginia, Henry Haymond, Acme Publishing Company, Morgantown, West Virginia Paranthetical: Y
  • Source: S188 Media: Web Site Abbreviation: Lawler/Owen.ged Title: Lawler/Owen Author: Peggy F Rufner , rnfpeg@aol.com Publication: Ancestry Family Trees (Ancestry.com, www.ancestry.com): accessed 16 June 2007. Italicized: Y Paranthetical: N
  • Source: S278 Abbreviation: Christian Keener et al (and David Keener) vs Heirs of John Owens Title: Christian Keener et al (and David Keener) vs Heirs of John Owens Text: Record Book 26, Page 35-Filed 31 August 1854-Petition, Christian Keener et al (and David Keener) vs Heirs of John Owens, Public Records of Champaign County, Ohio. Chancery Record of the Common Pleas Court Record Books 24 through 38 Researched and compiled by Pat Stickley and Denise Kay Moore, Vol. 2, p. 31, 32. Paranthetical: Y
  • Source: S304 Abbreviation: History of Champaign Co. (Ohio), 1881, p. 214 Title: History of Champaign Co. (Ohio), 1881, p. 214 Text: History of Champaign Co. (Ohio), 1881, p. 214 Paranthetical: Y
  • Source: S307 Abbreviation: www.rootsweb.com/~ohchampa/owens, accessed 14 January 2007 Title: www.rootsweb.com/~ohchampa/owens, accessed 14 January 2007 Text: www.rootsweb.com/~ohchampa/owens, accessed 14 January 2007 Paranthetical: Y
  • Source: S32 Abbreviation: Cheney, Thomas 08, Owens, John 06 1790 Census Title: Cheney, Thomas 08, Owens, John 06 1790 Census Text: Cheney, Thomas 08, Owens, John 06 1790 Census Monongalia County, Virginia rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/wv/monongalia/census/census1790. Submitted by Sherrett Rae W= white (1st set of #'s) B= black(2nd set of #'s) HEADS OF FAMILIES--- VIRGINIA,1782 FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES (1790) Paranthetical: Y
  • Source: S35 Abbreviation: Owens, John, 1800 HARRISON COUNTY, (WEST) VIRGINIA, LAND TAX Title: Owens, John, 1800 HARRISON COUNTY, (WEST) VIRGINIA, LAND TAX Text: Owens, John, 1800 HARRISON COUNTY, (WEST) VIRGINIA, LAND TAX Originally compiled by the WPA from the land tax books on file in the county courthouse in Clarksburg. Provided for digitizing by the West Virginia Archives and History Library. Digitized by Charlotte Fleming on behalf of the Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants, 2000. www.hackerscreek.com/files/1800LAND.txt Paranthetical: Y
  • Source: S36 Abbreviation: William C. Cheney, Taxes 1802 Title: HARRISON COUNTY, (WEST) VIRGINIA, LAND TAX BOOKS - 1802 Publication: Originally compiled by the WPA from the land tax books on file in the county courthouse in Clarksburg. Provided for digitizing by the West Virginia Archives and History Library. Digitized by Charlotte Fleming on behalf of the Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants, 2000. Copyright HCPD 2000. www.hackerscreek.com/files/1802LAND.txt, accessed January 28, 2007 Text: Chaney, William Chaney, Benjamin Chaney, Jonathan Chaney, Ebenezer, Owen, John, Owen Owen Paranthetical: Y
  • Source: S37 Abbreviation: 1796 Harrison County, (West) Virginia, Land Tax Books Originally compiled by the WPA Title: 1796 Harrison County, (West) Virginia, Land Tax Books Originally compiled by the WPA Text: 1796 Harrison County, (West) Virginia, Land Tax Books Originally compiled by the WPA from the land tax books on file in the county courthouse in Clarksburg. Provided for digitizing by the West Virginia Archives and History Library. Digitized by Charlotte Fleming on behalf of the Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants, 2000. Copyright, HCPD 2000. www.hackerscreek.com/files/1796LAND.txt, accessed January 28, 2007 Owen, Owens Owens, John Paranthetical: Y
  • Source: S38 Abbreviation: Harrison County, (West) Virginia, Land Book Year 1797 Title: Harrison County, (West) Virginia, Land Book Year 1797 Text: Harrison County, (West) Virginia, Land Book Year 1797 Originally compiled by the WPA from the land tax books on file in the county courthouse in Clarksburg. Provided for digitizing by the West Virginia Archives and History Library. Digitized by Charlotte Fleming on behalf of the Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants, 2000. A list of the Land Tax, within the District of Joseph Davisson and Benjamin Bartlett Comm. In the County of Harrison for the Year of 1797. www.hackerscreek.com/files/1797LAND.txt: accessed January 28, 2007 Chaney, Thomas Own, Owens, Owen, John Paranthetical: Y
  • Source: S39 Abbreviation: William C. Cheney, HARRISON COUNTY, VIRGINIA, LAND TAX BOOKS - 1799 Title: HARRISON COUNTY, VIRGINIA, LAND TAX BOOKS - 1799 Publication: Originally compiled by the WPA from the land tax books on file in the county courthouse in Clarksburg. Provided for digitizing by the West Virginia Archives and History Library. Digitized by Charlotte Fleming on behalf of the Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants, 2000. Copyright HCPD 2000.A List of Land Tax within the District of Benjamin Bartlette and Joseph Davisson Commr, in the County of Harrison for the Year 1799. hacker's Creek (www.hackerscreek.com/files/1797LAND.txt): accessed January 28, 2007 Text: Chany, Ebinezer Chany, William Owen, John Owin, Owens Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y
  • Source: S40 Abbreviation: Owen, John, Owen, Owen, HARRISON COUNTY, (WEST) VIRGINIA LAND TAX - 1803 Title: Owen, John, Owen, Owen, HARRISON COUNTY, (WEST) VIRGINIA LAND TAX - 1803 Text: Owen, John, Owen, Owen, HARRISON COUNTY, (WEST) VIRGINIA LAND TAX - 1803. Originally compiled by the WPA from the land tax books on file in the county courthouse in Clarksburg. Provided for digitizing by the West Virginia Archives and History Library. Digitized by Charlotte Fleming on behalf of the Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants, 2000. Copyright HCPD 2000. www.hackerscreek.com/files/1803LAND.txt, accessed Janaury 28, 2007 Paranthetical: Y
  • Source: S41 Abbreviation: HARRISON COUNTY, (WEST) VIRGINIA, LAND TAX - 1804 Title: HARRISON COUNTY, (WEST) VIRGINIA, LAND TAX - 1804 Text: HARRISON COUNTY, (WEST) VIRGINIA, LAND TAX - 1804 Originally compiled by the WPA from the land tax books on file in the county courthouse in Clarksburg. Provided for digitizing by the West Virginia Archives and History Library. Digitized by Charlotte Fleming on behalf of the Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants, 2000. Copyright HCPD 2000. www.hackerscreek.com/files/1803LAND.txt, accessed January 28, 2007 Owens, John Paranthetical: Y
  • Source: S42 Abbreviation: 1805 Harrison County, (West) Virginia, Land Tax Books Title: 1805 Harrison County, (West) Virginia, Land Tax Books Text: 1805 Harrison County, (West) Virginia, Land Tax Books Originally compiled by the WPA from the land tax books on file in the county courthouse in Clarksburg. Provided for digitizing by the West Virginia Archives and History Library. Digitized by Charlotte Fleming on behalf of the Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants, 2000 www.hackerscreek.com/files/1805LAND.txt, accessed January 28, 2007 Cheny, William Cheny, Benjamin Cherry, Jonathan Owen, John Owen, Owen Paranthetical: Y
  • Source: S43 Abbreviation: 1806 Harrison County, (West) Virginia, Land Tax Books Title: 1806 Harrison County, (West) Virginia, Land Tax Books Text: 1806 Harrison County, (West) Virginia, Land Tax Books Originally compiled by the WPA from the land tax books on file in the county courthouse in Clarksburg. Provided for digitizing by the West Virginia Archives and History Library. Digitized by Charlotte Fleming on behalf of the Hacker's Creek Pioneer Descendants, 2000. Copyright HCPD 2000. www.hackerscreek.com/files/1805LAND.txt, accessed January 28, 2007 Chenny, Ebinezer Chenny, William Orvin, John Owin, Owin Chaney, William Chaney, Benjamin Chaney, Jonathan Chaney, Ebenezer Owen, John Owen, Owen Paranthetical: Y

Notes

Note DI1554killed by Indians
Note NI1554John Owen, Sr: From the "History of Harrison County": "In June 1780, John Owen, John Juggins and Owen Owen were attacked by some Indians as they were going to their cornfields on Booth's Creek and the two former were killed and scalped. Owen Owens being some distance behind them made his escape to the fort." John was a captain in the Revolutionary War. John Owen paid one payment for 160 acres of the south west quarter of Section 33, Township 6, Range 11 (Union Township, Champaign County) to the Cincinnati Land Office where the parcel purchased was entered. Moved to Ohio in 1806. John's children remained in the area. Elizabeth and husband, Ebenezer Cheney, settled in Union County, Ohio. Mary Ann (Polly) and husband, Benjamin Carter, also settled in Union County, Ohio. (Benjamin is the son of Caleb Carter who married widow Mary Patrick Owen, Mary Ann's mother.) James lived in Union County and Champaign County. The remaining children stayed in, or near Mechanicsburg, Ohio. John was a merchant, opening one of the first stores in Mechanicsburg, and the first bank. He also was active in civic affairs and was appointed a Judge for Champaign County, Ohio. Warret built the second building in Mechanicsburg which was a hotel and tavern. Ebenezer was a physician in Mechanicsburg. Francis had remained at Booth's Creek, VA, but came to Mechanicsburg in 1810 with wife, Sarah and daughter, Mary Ann, born 1808 in Virginia. They lived on the old Ellsworth Farm in Rush Township at corner of Route 36 and Route 559. This was a very large farm with hired hands, many who lived in small homes on the farm. Notes: From the "Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants" (http://image.vtls.com/collections/LO.html): John Owen 20/April/1784, Monongalia County 400a On Boothes Creek adjoining lands claimed by John Owen including his improvement made thereon in the year 1774. Grants L, p156, John Owen 20/Dec/1784, From "Harrison County, West Virginia Deed Records 1785 - 1810" compiled by John David Davis, located in the DAR library in Washington DC: 15 February 1801, page 366. John & Mary Owens of Harrison Co., Virginia to Ebenezer Cheney, of same, for .00, 50 acres...Booths Creek...part of patent to said Owens. Signed John Owens and Mary Owens. Recorded February 1801. (Could this be a wedding Gift?) 16 February 1801, page 367. John & Mary Owens of Harrison Co., Virginia,to John Elder of Harrison Co., Virginia, for 100 pounds, 132 acres...part of two tracts patented by said Owens, 20 April 1784 for 400 acres and 20 Dec 1784, for 400 acres. Signed John Owens and Mary Owens. Recorded February 1801. 19 July 1802, page 171. John & Mary Owens of Harrison Co., Virginia, to Owen Owen, of same, for 0.00, 71 acres...Booths Creek...part of 400 acres patented by said Owen 12 Aug 1782. Signed by John Owen and Mary Owen. Recorded July 1802. Lawler: (Source 270) " Resources: 1. Glenn D. Lough. Now and Long Ago. 1969. pgs . 308 and numerous other pages. 2. Kegley, Mary and F.B. Early Adventures on Western Waters. 3. Helen Evans, formerly of Mechanicsburg, OH and a descendant of the family. What little information I have regarding John Owen that came to Mechanicsburg, Champaign Co. Ohio in about 1803 and who died there in 1808, came from Helen Owen Evans and Nila Blackburn. The two ladies had shared information. It is believed that John served in the Virginia Militia as a Captain during the Revolutinary War. Helen and Nila report that he was the son of John Owen and Janet. His father was killed by Indians. He had one brother, James. It is possible, they say, that another brother, Owen Owens existed and I have heard that name before. Owen Owen married a Mary Thomas. Helen indicates that John Owen was possibly born in Green Co. PA. the year was about 1750. It will be interesting to try to follow this family through Virginia. After all, most of Green Co. was in Virginia prior to the setting of the Mason Dixon Line. At any rate, John continued farming and raised a family of ten children on that farm in what is now known as Harrison Co.WVA. In 1806, he sold his land in VA and moved his family to Champaign Co. OH near Mechanisburg, OH. There are indications that some of the Virginia land went to his son Francis (Frank). He was married at least twice. His first wife is not known, but his second was Mary Patrick born in MA. After the death of John, she remarried to Caleb Carter in 1812. She then moved with her son Ebenezer age 8 to Union Co. OH. Sources: Records of Helen Owen Evans: The records provided me are from Helen's research. She is a descendant of John Owen born in 1813. The records contains the names, birthdates, death dates, marriage information for all of the children of John Owen b. in 1750. She has added resources that she used: Chancery Court Record: The case is named Keener vs. Owen. It is concerned about land owned by John Owen when he came to Ohio and which was granted him by Congress. John died, his wife tried to sell property and it seems as though only one payment was made on the property. The case names all of the children of John Owen by both wives and their children and grandchildren. It is most difficult to read as the print is very small and written in old English fashion. Author: actual Proceedings Aug 1854 Publication: Book 36. Stored in Ohio Historical Society. Found in July 1999 " , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
The next two paragraphs are from "History of Champaign Co. (Ohio), 1881") Those who settled in the county prior to 1805 Included John OWEN. (Page 214) On June 24, 1815, an election was held in Goshen Township to elect three Justices of the Peace. This was probably the first election had in the new township. At that election, 31 votes were cast, of which John Brittin received 21 votes, John OWEN 30 votes, William Bay 31 votes, and those three were declared elected Justices. The Judges at this election were James OWEN, ... October 10, 1815, an election was held for Senator and Representative. ...John OWEN and William Peppers, Clerks. October 8, 1816, at an election for Governor...John OWEN and Theo. Spain, Clerks. Marriages. The following are among the earliest marriages of the settlers of the township...John OWEN to Jane Minturn, September 27, 1808, by John THOMAS...Daniel Rutan to Mary Riddle, February 15, 1810, by John THOMAS, Justice of the Peace [et al]. (Page 593) ,
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