WILLIAM JACKSON OWENS born 3 Oct. 1815, son of HORNER OWENS who died in Missouri, county unknown. William's mother was SARAH, and he may have had a sister named MAHULDA. William may have attended the University of Missouri soon after it was establised. William may have been a school teacher in Missouri. He married Frances Davis, daughter of Jesse & Catherine Davis who were imigrants from Holland and early settlers of Van Buren Co., AR. From the marriage of William and Frances there were 7 children of whom 5 were deaf mutes. One of their children, SARAH CATHERINE OWENS, married WILLIAM EPPY REED in Polk Co., AR after the Civil War.