Facts and Events
Owen Owens was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of Owen Owens in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - DECEMBER 17, 1776. - (138) County levy. To John Abner, as above, and then to the following (no doubt Abner's men), viz: John Parell, Henry Hall, William Smith, John Griffin, John Crosswhite, Alexr. McKensey, James Dunn, Thomas Bell, William Evans, Israel Crisby, John Meredith, Robert Shall, Jacob Peck, Robert Gamble, John McDonough, Francis Hall, James Brush, Owen Owens, James Thomas.
- Page 202.- (undated appears to be abt. 1777) - Walter Cunningham and Jane to Alexander Sinclair, lot 1 in Staunton conveyed to Walter by his father, John Cunningham, 30th May, 1761. Teste: Owen Owens.
- Vol. 1 - DECEMBER 16, 1777. - (253) Elizabeth Forris agrees to serve her master, Owen Owens, for one year for purchasing her from her former master.
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST 19, 1778. - (351) Abraham Taylor, child of Thomas Taylor, to be bound to Owen Owens.
- Vol. 2 - List of Tithables for the Town of Staunton to be collected at $4 each to be applied to the Repair of Streets, 1779-1780. Samuel Armstrong: Owen Owens (listed among many others).
- Page 402.--30th May and 10th June, 1783. John McDonough's estate sold at vendue--Sold to, viz: Robt. Cockbeam (burn? brain? rain?), Robt. Aistrop, Wm. Coursey, Geo. Fergason, Peter Heyn, Owen Owens, Peter Hains, Henry Cook, Thos. Stocton, Alex. Fretwell, Nathaniel Harlow, Jno. Devenport, Daniel White, Mat. Glaves, Goodman Baksdal, Marshal Derret, Solomon Below, Jas. Consolive, Jno. Marks, Meshick Hickcock, Jane E. Kyle, Wm. Gouge (Gonge), Wm. Brisco, Fras. Branum, Math. Montgomery, Thos. Pheemster, James Cole (Cale).
- Vol. 1 - MARCH 19, 1784. - (198) Owen Owens, returned no inhabitant.
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1786 (M to P). - Sampson Mathews and Catherine, his wife, late Catherine Parks, late Catherine North, administratrix of Roger North, deceased, and Philip North, eldest son and heir of Roger North, deceased, vs. Owen Owens and Samuel Lewis.--Writ, 10th December, 1783.
- Page 672.--20th March, 1764. Thomas Paxton to James Hughes, of Staunton, £20, lot 14 in Staunton. Teste: John King, Joshua Russell, George Skillern. Delivered: Mr. Owen Owens, 4th May, 1787.
- Page 46.--18th September, 1787. Euphemia Hughes, Sr., Euphemia Hughes, Jr., Owen Owens and Jane, Adam Bickle and Mary, to Sampson Mathews.
- Vol. 1 - Augusta Sec.--On the 9th day of June, 1788, called before me Joseph Bell, coroner for said County, the subscribers being a majority of the within jurors, to take up the said matter from finding further testimony was to be had in the matter, caused to come before us Alexander Humphreys and William Wardlaw. After being sworn, Alexander Humphreys deposeth and sayeth: That about March last that his students, William Wardlaw and James McPheeters, did take from the place of burial a negro and dissect him for their information and that he understood they sewed him up in a bag and put him in the cave within mentioned, and further deposeth that after a negro lays some time in his grave the odds cannot be known between him and a white person as to color. Mr. Wardlaw deposeth and sayeth: That about March Court last him and James McPheeters opened a negro grave and took therefrom the body, in order to dissect the same for their insight in their business, and after doing so, did sew him up in a crokass bag and put him in the cave within mentioned. But sayeth when they took him up he appeared of an ash color and that, while they had him in custody, his color did not change as well as he recollects and further sayeth not. (Signed) Joseph Bell, coroner; Michael Garber, Daniel Donovan, Hugh McDowell Michael Syvert, Hermon Lovingood, Samuel Merritt, John Garden, James Megongal Francis Huff, Owen Owens, James McGlachlin.
- Vol. 2 - SEPTEMBER, 1802 (H to Z). - McPheeters vs. Moffett--Original deed, William McPheeters, Sr., to William McPheeters, Jr., 1755. Copy deed, Beverley, to William Vance, 23d July, 1740. Deposition of Margaret Brown, 25th August, 1798: She lived on the land in dispute 60 years ago. Memorandum, 1790-91. Memorandum for Mr. Williams. Enquire after Elliott Rutherford, executor to his brother, Thomas Rutherford, who died about 20 years ago. Spencer Hill married Mary Rutherford, daughter of Thomas Rutherford, deceased, and her fortune is in the hands of Elliott, who lives about one mile from Rockingham Courthouse. Joseph Borden, letter to Cosen Jacob Peck. Cuthbert Bullett's letter. Alexander Stuart's letter, 12th February, to Mr. John Wilson, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, says John is eldest son and heir of George Wilson, deceased, who sold a lot in Staunton to Mr. Mathew Reid. Part of purchase money is due which Archibald offers to pay upon making a deed. James Russell's letter, 24th March, 1791, brother of Joseph Russell. Edward Day's petition for help in support of his family, three children, one an idiot. Edward is old and infirm. 14th April, 1791. W. Erwin's letter to William Anderson, 17th March, 1791. William is brother of Samuel Anderson. Owen Owens' letter, 29th July, 1791, to James Lyle.
- Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY, 1804 (H to L). - Lyle vs. Stuart.--Original letter of Owen Owens.
Information on Owen Owens
- ID: I8861
- Name: Owen Owens
- Given Name: Owen
- Surname: Owens 1 2
- Name: Owen Owen
- Given Name: Owen
- Surname: Owen 3
- Sex: M
- Birth: 1752 1 3 2
- Death: 2 Jun 1819 in Lynchburg, VA 3 2
- Burial: Old Lynchburg Cem., Lynchburg, , VA 3
- Residence: 1761-1791 Augusta Co., VA 4 5
- Event: He had one or more indentured servants Note: 16 Dec 1777 Augusta Co., VA
- Note: " Elizabeth Forris agrees to serve her master, Owen Owens, for one year for purchasing her from her former master." 6
- Event: Moved 1792 Lynchburg, VA 7 8
- Event: Alt. Death 1813 Lynchburg, VA 1 7
- Marriage 1 Jane Hughes
- William Owens b: Jan 1788
- Sarah Owens
- Benjamin Franklin Owens b: Aft 1789
- Septimus D. Owens b: Aft 1790
- Mary Owens b: Bef 1799
- Rebecca Jane Owens b: Abt 1814 in VA