Ephriam Owen (also Ephraim Owen) received 130 acres of land by Land Warrant #129 August 12,1735. The land was in Bladen County (then the Bladen Precinct of Bath county) on the SW side of the NW River (based on later deeds, this was the Cape Fear River). Ephriam received a further 150 acres August 28, 1735 by Land Warrant #151.
During the same period (1739-1749-1752), a John Owen received similar warrants in the same area, at least some of which bordered on Ephriam's land.
Does anyone know how these two men were related, or where they came from? Does anyone know how they were related to other Owens in the area, such as the John Owen who was later Governor?
By late 1760's Ephriam, or his son by the same name, seem to be shown as living in Cumberland County. Was this because that area had been split off, or would they have had to move?