John Owen

John Owen

Male 1695 - 1804  (108 years)

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  • Name John Owen 
    Born 15 Nov 1695  Henrico Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Aug 1804  Granville Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4198  avefamily
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2012 

    Father Thomas Owen,   b. 1667, Surry Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1741, Henrico Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Brookes,   b. 1665, Henrico Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1272  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mildred Grant 
    Married 8 Dec 1750 
    Notes 
    • found on web - unsourced:

      Birth* 29 Aug 1719 She was born on 29 Aug 1719 at Saint Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., Virginia.1
      Married Name 8 Dec 1750 As of 8 Dec 1750, her married name was Owen.2
      Marriage* 8 Dec 1750 She married John Owen at Henrico Co., Virginia, on 8 Dec 1750 at age 31. (In addition to the children detailed, there were two other sons (Thomas Owen and Richardson Owen) and four other daughters (Mary Owen Allen Montague, Isabella Owen Gill, Mildred Owen and Elizabeth Owen Smith).3,4
      Birth of Son 25 Mar 1754 Her son John Owen Jr. was born on 25 Mar 1754 at Henrico Co., Virginia.2
      Death of Father circa Jul 1774 Her father Thomas Grant died circa Jul 1774 at Granville Co., North Carolina.5
      Death of Spouse 9 Aug 1804 Her husband John Owen died on 9 Aug 1804 at Henrico Co., Virginia.2,6
      Death* 1806 She died at Wilkes Co., Georgia, in 1806.1
      Biography* Dr. Richardson Owen, grandson of Mildred Grant wrote in 1844 his recollection of her. "She was a woman of large frame, rather taciturn, industrious to a proverb, frugal, economical, keen in her observations, kind to all children, not easily moved in distress, but firm, and remarkably staid in her mind, in all emergencies, pious, methodical, and had a great contempt for a mean character."2
      Family
      John Owen (15 Nov 1691 - 9 Aug 1804)
      Marriage* 8 Dec 1750 She married John Owen at Henrico Co., Virginia, on 8 Dec 1750 at age 31. (In addition to the children detailed, there were two other sons (Thomas Owen and Richardson Owen) and four other daughters (Mary Owen Allen Montague, Isabella Owen Gill, Mildred Owen and Elizabeth Owen Smith).3,4
      Children

      Frances Owen+2 (23 May 1752 - 15 Sep 1812)
      John Owen Jr. 2 (25 Mar 1754 - 8 Dec 1824)
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    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Owen,   d. 1824
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F1268  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • GRANVILLE COUNTY, NC - WILLS - John Owen, 1 Oct 1798
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      JOHN OWEN WILL

      In the name of God amen. I John Owen of the County of Granville being of
      sound mind and memory set my hand this the first day of October in the year
      of our Lord One thousand seven hundred ninety eight and publish this my last
      will and testament in a manner following.
      First I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Owen my Negroe boy named Patrick to
      him and his heirs forever.
      Secondly I give and bequeath to my son Richardson Owen increase of a Negroe
      girl I formerly gave in his possession to him and his heirs forever
      Thirdly I give and bequeath to my son John Owen a Negroe Girl named Ruby and
      her increase and a Negroe boy named A___ I give at the death of my wife
      Mildred Owen this house where I now live to him and his heirs forever.
      Fourth I give and bequeath unto my son in law Joseph Gill a Negroe Girl named
      Amy that I gave into his possession past and her increase to him and his heirs
      forever
      Fifth I give to my daughter Mary Morison a Negroe Girl she has now in her
      possession named Judy and her increase to her and her heirs forever.
      The following sentence is difficult to dechipher. This is a close
      abstraction.
      I bequeath unto my son in law George Marsem a Negroe boy named Sam and I
      bequeath Negroes named Jenny and Ann and their increase to him and his heirs
      forever.
      I give unto my daughter Frances Grant a Negroe man named Abraham and girl
      named Hester that she has now in possession and her increase to her and her
      heirs forever.
      I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Smith a Negroe boy named Charles to her and
      her heirs forever.
      I give and bequeath unto Mildred Harden a Negroe boy named Billy whom she
      retains to the age of eighteen years and she knows about my last desire is
      that my son Richardson Owen should have the said Negroe boy Billy and I also
      give unto the aforesaid Mildred Harden one feather bed and furniture to her
      and her heirs forever.
      Tenth I give and bequeath to my Grand children Thomas Gill, Robert Gill,
      Richardson Gill and Milliy Williams eight pounds Virginia monney, a piece to
      be paid to them by my executors. After the death of my wife Mildred Owen to be
      made out of my stock and household furniture.
      I leave the rest and remainder of my Estate as followeth. My Negroes,
      Peter, Aggy, Dottie and Jenney to be given out annually during the life of my
      aforesaid wife and my stock of every kind. Except one horse and all my
      Household Furniture except one
      Featherbed and furniture and a dozen plates, knives and forks Chairs tables
      and Chests to be sold and the monney from the horses together with the money
      arising from the hire of the Negroes to be kept for the support and disposal
      of my wife during her life and at her death the aforesaid Negroes Peter,
      Aggy, Dottie and Jenny, House, furniture, feather bed and furniture, for
      dozen plate and knives and forks chairs tables and chests to be sold at twelve
      months credit and equally divided amongst my surviving children and after
      paying my just debts and charges the balance of the money raised for the
      support of my aforesaid wife together with that arising from the said of the
      aforesaid Negroes and horses and furniture to be equally divided into five
      parts.
      One fifth part I give to my Daughter Mary Morrison
      One fifth part I give to my Daughter Frances Grant.
      One fifth part I give to my Daughter Elizabeth Smith.
      One fifth to be divided equally amongst the surviving children or the heirs of
      my deceased Daughter Isabell Gill.
      One fifth part to be equally divided amongst the surviving children of the
      heirs of my deceased daughter Milley Marsem.
      12 I give my plantation and carpenter tools to be equally divided between my
      two sons Thomas Owen and John Owen
      13 Jointly I appoint constitute and ordain my two sons Thomas Owen, John Owen
      to be Executors to this my Last Will and Testament. I also revoke, disanull
      and by presents make void. I disallow all others wills testaments gifts in
      writing Except Lawful deeds of gifts by me made before this day of the date
      hereof. I witness and have signed dated published and declared this my will
      and testament the day and year above written.


      Signed Sealed Published
      Declared in presence of his
      Lewis Hening John X Owen
      John Webb mark
      John Norman

      Codicil to my within Will Memorandum that a Negro child named Hal as
      listed in the last clause of my written will and testament. I leave to the
      sale, use and disposal of my within mentioned wife Mildred Owen in witness
      whereof I have hereunto lend and seal the day and year within mentioned.

      Signed sealed Published in the presence of his
      John X Owen
      mark
      John Webb
      Lewis Hening
      John Norman

      State of North Carolina} November Court 1804
      Granville County
      The foregoing settlement and codicil was rendered into open court by the oath
      of John Webb and Lewis Henning who was thereto and ordered to be recorded. At
      the same time came Thomas Owen and John Owen and ordered as Executors to the
      same