Saturday, December 11, 2010

Surname Saturday - Owens

Madison Crawford Owens and Cecilia Owens

Madison Crawford "Matt" Owens was born on 4 Jun 1836 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. He was the youngest of 3 children born to Alfred Owens and Rebecca Mullins. 

Cecila "Celia" Owens was born on 27 Apr 1839 in Rockcastle County. She was the 9th of 10 children born to Wesley Owens and Louis A. Mullins.

Matt and Celia were married on 7 May 1863 in Rockcastle County and lived their entire lives there. Matt was a farmer but also worked as a tavern keeper when he was younger (probably before he and Celia were married). Matt and Celia lived in the Freedom community where they raised 6 children. A 7th child died in infancy.

Celia died on 18 Nov 1908 and was buried in Roberts/Old Freedom Cemetery. Matt died on 21 Mar 1920 and was buried next to Celia. 

Matt and Celia's children:
Elizabeth was born on 3 Jun 1865 in Rockcastle County. She married Alfred Gillis Craig on 4 Feb 1880 and they had one son. Elizabeth died on 5 Mar 1937 but the location is not known. Even though death certificates had been required in Kentucky since 1911, one can not be found for Elizabeth. Her husband had died in Rockcastle County in 1905 and Elizabeth lived with their son after that in Rockcastle and Garrard Counties. She was buried in Lawrence Proctor Cemetery in Rockcastle County.

George Washington was born on 6 Dec 1866 in Rockcastle County. He married Sibbie Jane Hamm on 1 Feb 1888. They had 3 children and were divorced before 1898. Sibbie Jane was married twice more but George never remarried. George died on 12 May 1950 in Rockcastle County and was buried there in New Freedom Cemetery.

Sarah A. "Sallie" was born on 25 Jan 1868 in Rockcastle County. She married Mack Fount Craig (brother of Elizabeth's husband). Sallie and Mack did not have children. She died on 9 Nov 1945 in Rockcastle County and was buried in Lawrence Proctor Cemetery.

Wesley Alfred was born on 29 Apr 1872 in Rockcastle County. Wesley never married and had no children. He died on 10 Jan 1934 in Rockcastle County and was buried next to his parents in Roberts/Old Freedom Cemetery.

An unnamed daughter was born on 1 Feb 1874 in Rockcastle County and died there 12 days later. Her burial location is unknown.

William David was born on 5 Apr 1875 in Rockcastle County. He married Ida Belle Owens on 19 Apr 1895 and they had 5 daughters. Dave died on 16 Jun 1953 in Rockcastle County and was buried in New Freedom Cemetery.

Emma Jane was born on 16 Apr 1882 in Rockcastle County. She married John Cook Taylor on 16 Jan 1900 and had three children. Emma Jane died on 17 Mar 1968 in Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle County and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.

Matt and Celia were my 2nd great-grandparents through their daughter, Emma Jane. Click on the links above for sources and additional information. 

Related Surname Saturday Post:
John Cook Taylor and Emma Jane Owens


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