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William R Owen, Wife Ruth Morton

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Re: William R Owen, Wife Ruth Morton

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Familysearch has the following marriage record:

W. R. Owen [widower], son of Wylie and Mary Owen, born 1846 in Pittsylvania Co., VA to Ruth H. Merton/Morton on 19 Jun 1894 in Lunenburg Co., VA

Two posts on had the following.

Wiley Owen was born Pittsylvania Co in 1802 and died somewhere near Danville VA @1897. He married Mary Woodson, daughter of Drury Woodson and Nancy Adams. Mary Woodson's parents were Drury Woodson and Nancy Adams. The Woodson line is very well documented I believe they go back to the Jamestown area. Again, Nancy Adams parents were Elkanah (Cain) Adams and Mary Ann Pigg, daughter of Paul Pigg and Sarah UNK.

A response to that post listed this:

...Wiley had 12 children: Miles W. Owen (1827-28),Martha J. Owen (1830), Mary E. Owen (1833), Lucy Owen (1834), Amanda J.Owen (1835), Letetia Owen (1838), Fanny Owen (1840), George Rufus Owen(1839), Nancy Owen (1840), Beverly B. Owen (1842) James Jefferson Owen(1843), and William Roy Owen (1846).

When Wiley Owen married Mary Ann Woodson, daughter of Drury Woodson and Nancy Adams, on that same day (Thursday, 2 Dec 1824) at the same church (Shockoe Baptist Church ) and by the same minister (Rev David Nowlin), Royall Owen also married Letita Woodson. Today, the ground for Shockoe Church contains an unmarked cemetery that is referred to as the "Owen burial ground". The present day church and that cemetery sit on land that belonged to Julius Owen and later, his son Miles Owen.

Wiley Owen lived in Pittsylvania County except for a brief period of timein 1850 when he farmed in Halifax County. Wiley was listed as an "overseer"in census records prior to the Civil War, but as a "farmer" after the War.

Here are the links to the posts:

1850 Halifax Co., NC (note this is the same family as in 1860, however, William is not listed, although he should be)
Wyley Owen 50
Mary 50
Martha 18
Mary 16
Lucy 14
Letitia 12
Amanda 10
Fanny 8
Nancy 6
James 4
Rufus 2
Beverly 1

1860 census for Pittsylvania Co. has the following
Wiley Owen 58
Mary 58
Martha 30
Amanda 25
Fannie 22
Nancy 20
James 19
Beverly 18
William 14
Mary Hall 27
Lucy Hall 4

1870 Pittsylvania Co., VA
Wiley 67
Mary 67
Martha 35
AManda 27
Nancy 25

This may be William R.
William 23
Margaret 23
Elizabeth 2

If this his William R. the in 1880 this his household in Pittsylvania Co.
William B. 25
Margaret 34
Elizabeth J. 11 (this could be the Julia E. who is in the household with William R. in 1900, however, the birth year is off by a few years.)
Fanny H. 8
Willie Owen 78
Solomon Burch 22

Marriage for Wiley Owen to Polly Woodson 2 Dec 1824 in Pittsylvania Co.

William's first wife, Margaret, died 20 May 1888 in Pittsylvania Co.

Hope this helps.
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