David Owen

This information is contributed by Charles S. Owens

David Owen, my g-g-g grandfather, was born in Halifax County, VA on 21 September 1759, to William Owen and Mary Meacham. His father moved the family to Wilkes County, NC in 1772. According to his pension records (NA M-804, roll 1855), David joined the the NC Militia in the spring of 1779 and served under Col. Benjamin Cleveland (later promoted to General) at King's Mountain on 7 October 1780, and was with Col. Daniel Morgan (later promoted to General) at Cowpens on 17 Januaty 1781. David served in the NC Militia under Captain William Lenoir until the spring of 1882. He married Winefred Mullins in Wilkes County, NC on 20 December 1780. She was born Halifax County, VA 30 March 1766, to Henry Mullins and Mary Terry. David and Winefred had 13 children: Elisha, b. 9 January 1781, married 1st Lucy Laswell and 2nd Barbara Sumners; Wilmouth, b. 8 December 1784, married John Laswell; Morton, b. 19 February 1787, married Elizabeth "Betty" Farris; Martin, b. 19 January 1789, married Phoebe Knight; Isham, b. 12 December 1790; Samuel, b. 29 January 1792; Allen (my g-g grandfather) b. 24 December 1793, married Mary " Pollie" Kilbourn; Webster, b. 30 July 1795; Burton, b. 1 December 1798, married Lavency Riggs; Wesley, b. 10 May 1801, married Louisa Ann Mullins; Alfred, b. 20 September 1803, married Rebecca Mullins; Logan b. 13 April 1805; and John, b. December 1809. David and Winefred moved their family to what is now Rockcastle County, KY in 1803. David died there in 1822 and Winefred died on 26 February 1842.

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