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Indian trader,MIlitiaman,gunsmiths,guide and interpreter

John Owens I (son of Unknown Owens and UNKNOWN Unknown)4482 was born Abt. 1701 in IN IRELAND OR IN WALES4483, 4483, 4484, 4485, 4486, 4487, and died Jun 1778 in Was killed and scalped by some Indians, as they were going to their cornfield on Booth’s creek, Marion County, Va. { NEAR FAIRMONT, VA. NOW WV.}4488, 4489, 4489, 4490, 4491, 4491, 4491. He married (1) UNKNOWN Unknown on Aft. 1730 in IN IRELAND OR IN WALES4491. He married (2) Maths Tanacharisson on Abt. 1745 in Blanket Marriage Seneca: Nundawaono "great hill people." The "keepers of the western door."4492, 4493, 4494, 4494, 4494, daughter of Chief Tanacharisson and Indian Maiden.

 Includes NotesNotes for John Owens I:
Alias: Indian /Trader/
Cause of Death: KILLED BY INDIANS AND SCALPED.JUNE 1778.
ARVL: 1763Pennsylvania@S005128@@S005095@Date of Import: Oct 22, 2004
REFN: 1
[THE OWENS FAMILY TREE 08/30/03.FTW]
THE FIRST OWENS TO COME TO AMERICA ARRIVED FROM IRELAND IN THE MID 1700'S
.
THREE BROTHERS SETTLED IN THE MARYLAND COLONY.
HERE THEY SEPARATED WITH ONE,JOHN OWENS GOING WEST TO FORT PITT AND THE T
EN MILE COUNTRY.( NOW WHAT IS GREENE
CO.PA.)
RECORD NO.1 FOUND IN {"THE TEN MILE COUNTRY AND ITS PIONEER FAMILIES." } A
CCORDING TO HOWARD LECKEY'S HISTORY.
JOHN OWENS BECAME A TRADER WITH THE INDIANS WITH A POST AT FORT PITT.
HIS SONS, CAPT GEORGE, CAPT DAVE,AND JOHN,JR. LIVED ON TEN MILE CREEK.
CAPT DAVE OWENS,ONCE WED TO AN INDIAN MAIDEN,WAS A CAPTAIN OF THE FRONTI
ER RANGERS AS WAS HIS BROTHER GEORGE BEFORE HIM.
LECKEY'S HISTORY IS RICH IN THE OWENS FAMILY HISTORY WITH SEVERAL ACCOUN
TS RECORDED.
NEIGHBORS OF THE OWENS ON TEN MILE WERE JOHN ANKROM,FATHER OF JACOB ANKR
OM AN EARLY SETTLER OFTYLER COUNTY
AND ROBERT GORRELL THE FOUNDER OF MIDDLEBOURNE,WV.{MIDDLEBOURNE ESTABLISH
ED IN 1813 ON LANDS OF ROBERT GORRELL, THEN OHIO CO,VA.}
RECORD NO.2: ALEXANDER WITHERS,IN HIS CHRONICLES OF BORDER WARFARE.
ALEXANDER WITHERS IN HIS CHRONICLES OF BORDER WARFARE RECOUNTS THREE SEP
ARTE ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN THE OWENS AND THE HOSTILE INDIANS.
ONE ENCOUNTER BEING THE DEATH OF JOHN OWENS SR. FACT:ABT1778,Booth's Cree
k,Marion County, WV.
FACT #1 JOHN OWENS.
JOHN OWENS JR. NARROW ESCAPE ON BOOTH'S CREEK { NEAR FAIRMONT,VA. NOW WV.}
WHILE GOING WITH OTHERS TO WORK THEIR CORN FIELDS.THIS WAS IN June 1778.
FACT #2 JOHN OWENS.
JOHN OWENS JR. CAME TO TYLER COUNTY EARLY IN THE 1800 AS TAX RECORDS INDI
CATE HE PAID PROPERTY TAXES IN 1809.
TYLER COUNTY WAS AT THAT TIME PART OF OHIO COUNTY,VA.
FACT # 3 JOHN OWENS
JOSEPH OWENS WAS BORN AT MCKIM, July 20, 1816.HE WED JOANNA DAVIS,BORN Ju
ne 06, 1818,AT MCKIM,VA.NOW WV.TO THIS UNION WAS BORN,
WILLIAM OWENS BORN: 1839
ISABELLE OWENS BORN : ABT 1840
JOHN TURNER OWENS BORN: 1844
IRWIN OWENS BORN: 1846
ELIZA OWENS BORN: UNKNOWN
CLEMENT OWENS BORN SEPTEMBER 28,1852
SALINA OWENS BORN OCTOBER 30,1853
HAMILTON DUTY BORN: 1853
CATHERINE OWENS BORN: JAN 1860
WILLIAM AND JOHN TURNER AND IRWIN WERE IN THE CIVIL WAR SERVING IN THE CON
FEDERATE ARMY. THEY WERE CAPTURED AND HELD PRISONER AT CAMP CHASE,COLUMBUS
,OHIO.
UPON RELEASE FROM PRISONER OF WAR CAMP CHASE, IN COLUMBUS OHIO,THEY RETURN
ED TO TYLER COUNTY,NOW WEST VA. AND WILLIAM THEN WED AMY BROWN AND JOHN
TURNER OWENS WED RACHAEL PARRISH,AND IRWIN WED JULIA MUSGRAVE.
OTHER CHILDREN MARRIED:
ISABELLE WED CASE GRIM,
ELIZA WED A HART,
CLEMENT WED ROSE WILLIAMSON,
SALINA WED MARTIN HAMILTON,
HAMILTON DUTY WED MARY MADELINE MUSGRAVE,
CATHERINE WED URN SMITH MUSGRAVE.

ADDED NOTES:
JUNE 1778
In June, John Owens, John Juggins and Owen Owens were attacked by some Ind
ians, as they were going to their cornfield on Booth’s creek; and the t
wo former were killed and scalped. Owen Owens being some distance behind t
hem, made his escape to the fort. John Owens the younger, who had be
en to the pasture field for the plough horses, heard the guns, but not sus
pecting any danger to be near, rode forward towards the cornfield. As he w
as proceeding along the path by a fence side, riding one and leading anoth
er horse, he was fired at by several Indians, some of whom afterwards rush
ed forward and caught at the bridle r




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More About John Owens I:
Burial: Unknown, UNKNOWN WV..4495, 4496, 4496, 4496
Confirmation 1: CHRONICLES OF BORDER WARFARE.4497, 4498, 4499
Confirmation 2: HALF-BROTHER OF GEORGE OWENS.4500
Confirmation 3: The Compatriot Members, past and present, of the Blair County Chapter, SAR claim the following Patriots of the American Revolutionary War as their direct-line ancestors:.4501
Confirmation 4: May 28, 1751, On 28 May 1751 he was reported to be an Indian trader operating in the Ohio territory in or near Logstown..
Medical: 4502, 4503, 4503, 4503
Military service 1: MIlitiaman under Boquet.pp.3 The Tenmile Country And Its Pioneer Families..
Military service 2: John Owens Sr (Private, Capt. Samuel Fulton's Co, York County Militia) Edward R. Brown.4504
Occupation 1: INDIAN TRADER FOUND IN The Tenmile Country And Its Pioneer Families., pp.6 &7..
Occupation 2: French and Indian Wars, John Owens was frontier traders and gunsmiths, (see S.K. Bailey [ed.] The Ohio Company Papers, pp.150-51).
Occupation 3: Bet. 1747 - 1748, In 1747 and 1748 John Owens was listed as an unlicensed trader from Chester County.Pa..
Occupation 4: 1754, In 1754 he was a guide to George Croghan at Aughwick..
Occupation 5: 1758, In 1758 he was a guide and interpreter in the army of General Forbes, moving on Ft. DuQuesne. (Bausman, History of Beaver County II, 978; 5 Col Rec 532.
Property 1: 1774, John Owens, 400 a. on Booth's Creek, including settlement made in 1774.
Property 2: 1796, 1796 Harrison County, (West) Virginia, Land Tax BooksOriginally compiled by the WPA from the land tax books on file in the county courthouse in Clarksburg..
Residence 1: 1774, John Owens, 400 a. on Booth's Creek, including settlement made in 1774.4505, 4505
Residence 2: Allegheny County, PA.4506, 4507
Residence 3: Ireland.4508, 4509
Unknown-Begin 1: MARRIED MATHS TANACHARISSON CHILD OF CHEIF TANACHARISSON, CALL HALF KING, BY ENGLISH..4510, 4511, 4511, 4511
Unknown-Begin 2: HISTORY OF TYLER COUNTY, WV, TO 1984, PAGE406 & 407, SUBMITTED BY WILLIAM OWENS.4511, 4511
Unknown-Begin 3: MARYLAND COLONY MID 1700'S.4511, 4511, 4511
Unknown-Begin 4: THREEBROTHERS SETTED IN MARYLAND COLONY.
Unknown-Begin 5: Bet. 1774 - 1778, TRADER WITH THE INDIANS AT FORT PITT, HOWARD LECKEY'S HISTORY " THE TENMILE COUNTRY AND ITS PIONEER FAMILIES".4512, 4513, 4513, 4513
Unknown-Begin 6: Jun 1778, FOUND IN THE CHRONICLES OF BORDER WARFARE CHAPTER XII.4514, 4515, 4516, 4516, 4516
Will: Apr 06, 1781, WASHINTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, WILL BOOK NO.1, PP.51.

More About John Owens I and UNKNOWN Unknown:
Marriage: Aft. 1730, IN IRELAND OR IN WALES.4516

More About John Owens I and Maths Tanacharisson:
Marriage: Abt. 1745, Blanket Marriage Seneca: Nundawaono "great hill people." The "keepers of the western door.".4517, 4518, 4519, 4519, 4519

 Includes NotesMarriage Notes for John Owens I and Maths Tanacharisson:
_DETSWft Est 1770-1775Booth's Creek, Marion County, W.va@S005099@Date of Import: Sep 9, 2003@S005091@Date of Import: Sep 16, 2004@S005087@Date of Import: Sep 16, 2004@S005095@Date of Import: Oct 22, 2004
REFN2515

Children of John Owens I and UNKNOWN Unknown are:
  1. +Agnes Owens, b. 1748, IN IRELAND OR IN WALES4520, 4521, 4521, 4522, 4523, 4523, 4523, d. WFT Est. 1797-18434524, 4525, 4525, 4526, 4527, 4527, 4527.
  2. +Susannah Owens, b. 1750, IN IRELAND OR IN WALES4528, 4529, 4529, 4529, d. Bef. Dec 01, 1827, in Bracken, KY4530, 4531, 4531, 4531.
  3. +Sarah Owens, b. Abt. 1773, ON SHIP COMING TO THE U.S.A.4531, 4531, 4531.

Children of John Owens I and Maths Tanacharisson are:
  1. James Owens, b. Abt. 1762, Owens Run, Waynesburg, Pa.4531, 4531, 4531, d. 1778, Ft. Powers, located about 1 mile north of the town of Bridgeport, on Simpson's Creek, in Harrison Co. (Cook)--now in Simpson District4531, 4531, 4531.
  2. +John Owens II, b. Abt. 1763, Owens Run, Waynesburg, Pa.4532, 4533, d. Apr 1781, TenMileCreek, Washington Co., PA killed by Indians, Spring of 17814533, 4534.
  3. +Hannah Owens, b. Bef. 1781, Owens Run, Waynesburg, Pa.4535, 4536, 4536, 4536, d. Bef. Feb 14, 1822, Bracken Co, KY.
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