Two Centuries of Owen

Falls Co., Cemeteries of   TX

Submitted by Jim Owen   jimowen@bendbroadband.com

To all those interested in Owen genealogy

I visited Marlin, McClanahan Cemetery, my great grandfather A.J. Owenís old 207 acre farm site at Brushy and Big Creeks last fall and had a great time. I wanted to come back for the Annual Meeting but living now in Oregon it just didnít work out this year. Iím 73 and have taken some time over the last few years to look into my Owen paternal line. I continue to learn more and more. Although it is limited in scope, the results may be of interest to others. Further, you may have additional information that could help me. The chart below reflects the Owen family line I have found and explored. It has been fun although frustrating at times. The last three names are my grandchildren Ė two boys and a girl.

Two Centuries of Owen

1800 1900 2000

Location Ė States / Colonies

VA, SC, AL SC, AL AL, TX TX, AZ AZ, CA, IL, MD MD, IL, MO, CO, CA, OR

* Harrison * Lillian

 

* Jocey * Jeffie

* Nancy * Louis * Margaret * John

Annie & Mary

* David * Josiah * Robert (1) * Elizabeth * Louis (Jack) * James (Jim) * Bill

Sarah Eleanor Mary Ann

* Rebecca * Nancy (1) * George * Mary * Barbara * Robert (Bob) *Nicholas Diann

* Catherine * Jane (1) * Elias * Paul * William

Wendy

* Jackson * Andrew * Willis * Penelope

Elizabeth Lillie

* Dianah * May

(1) From Elizabethís 1st marriage.

* Eve

One of the more interesting things I found was the insistence of some cousins in another branch of the family that Davidís wife Sarah was an elite full blood Choctaw Indian. I found a number of things that supported this. So, I finally took an extended DNA test and found I was 95% N. European (probably Scotch Irish) and five% Native American. That five% is a higher percentage than one would inherit from a gr gr gr grandmother which could mean Davidís mother, who is also named Sarah, could also be Native American. If so, she was probably Cherokee and from Virginia where Thomas Owen, Davidís father, made his home in the mid 1770s. All of this continues to be a fun exploration which I will be glad to share with those who are interested. I also will be delighted if you can add something new to my search.

With personal regards,

Jim Owen

jimowen@bendbroadband.com

2995 NW Starview Dr. Bend, Oregon 97701