Saturday, September 18, 2010

Surname Saturday - Owen Family - Post 4

Transcription of page 4 of the Owen Family letter

 In a stone at Copp's Hill is this inscription:
 Here lies the Body of
Mrs. Mary Owen wife of
Mr. William Owen
 Who departed this life December ye 14th
Aged 66 years.

From Rev. Rolls, Mass. Archives:
Ebenezer Owen - Private, Capt. Peter Warren's Company, Col. Jonathan Mitchell's Regiment; enlisted July 1, 1779; served in Bagaduce Expedition; also in Capt. Joseph Pride's Company, Col. Joseph Prince's Regiment, April 27 - Dec 6, 1780; also in Lieut. Joseph McLellan's Company of same regiment Dec 6 - 1780 - Feb 23, 1781; service at Eastward

Town records show Ebenezer Owen was appointed Hogg Reeve 1766. He is buried in the Eastern Cemetery on Munjoy Hill, Portland.

William Owen and Mary Brown Owen had: 
Mary b. 1727 m - Emerton
Hannah & William, b. 1733, unmarried
Rebekah b. 1734 m - Hersey
John b. 1737 a cooper
Ebenezer b. 1738 a tailor (see above)
Joseph b. 1740 a joiner
and five who died in infancy

© 2010, copyright William C. Haskell

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