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From: "Garry Owens" <>
Subject: Re: [OWENS] Henry Morgan Owen and his 3 brother immigrants
Date: Mon, 5 May 2008 15:32:05 -0500
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Thank you, Tammy, marvelous information. What is the source or reference?
Garry

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From: Tammy
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Subject: [OWENS] Henry Morgan Owen and his 3 brother immigrants


HENRY MORGAN OWENS, actively engaged in
practice in San Francisco since his admission to the
California bar in 1896, was born in Mason county,
Kentucky, February 19, 1867, a son of John S. and
Anna E. (Power) Owens, who were also natives of
that county. The father is now a resident of Fleming
county, Kentucky, but for a number of years lived in Kansas. His
wife, who came of a prominent Kentucky family, died in 1879. She
had three brothers : Christopher C., who for sixteen years was county
judge of Bracken county; John S., county judge of Fleming county,
Kentucky, for seventeen years; and Joseph H., who for twenty
years was county attorney of Fleming county and is now practicing
law at Flemingsburg, Kentucky. In tracing the ancestral line of
Henry M. Owens it was found that his great-grandmother was a
daughter of Sir Francis Wyatt, one of the colonial governors of Virginia.
The Owens family in America is descended from the family
of Owains in Wales. Three brothers of that family, William, John
and Jeremiah, crossed the Atlantic to Farquar county, Virginia, in
1740, and in 1790 with the Boones and Kentons they migrated to what
is now Mason county, Kentucky. The ancestral line can be traced
back to the thirteenth century.
Henry M. Owens was educated in the public schools of Kentucky
and remained upon his father's farm until his sixteenth year, when
he went to Galatin, Tennessee, where he resided for a year. He was
afterward at Palatka, Florida, as clerk and messenger for the Southern
Express Company and for a number of years he did clerical
work. Entering the steamboat service he was pilot on the Ohio river
for a time but military life made strong appeal to him and he enlisted
in the regular army as a private of Company E, of the First United
States Infantry. Within a few months he was promoted to the rank
of first sergeant and was later offered the rank of sergeant major
of his regiment but declined. He served with distinction through the
Sioux Indian campaign of 1890-91 in South Dakota and at length
upon his own request was honorably discharged in June of the latter year.
Mr
Owens then came to San Francisco where he entered the employ of the Sutter
Street Railway Co as a gripman until 12/1895

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