Rosetta Jane Owen

Brief Life History of Rosetta Jane

When Rosetta Jane Owen was born on 21 January 1840, in Forsyth, Georgia, United States, her father, Michael Wiley Owens, was 21 and her mother, Mary Ann Quarles, was 18. She married George Wilkes Stovall on 6 January 1859, in Forsyth, Monroe, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in District 841, Forsyth, Georgia, United States in 1900 and Chestatee, Forsyth, Georgia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 18 December 1926, in Forsyth, Georgia, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Gainesville, Hall, Georgia, United States.

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George Wilkes Stovall
Rosetta Jane Owen
Marriage: 6 January 1859
John Clinton Stovall
William Wiley Stovall
Thomas Jefferson Stovall
Charles Allison Stovall
Edward B. Stovall
Alice Isadora Stovall
Walter Louis Stovall Sr.

Sources (18)

  • R J Stovall in household of George W Stovall, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rosetta J. Owen, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Roseta Jane Stovall, "Georgia Deaths, 1914-1927"

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U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Welsh: from the personal name Owain, from Latin Eugenius (see Eugene ). This Welsh personal name is cognate with Old Irish Eogán, see 2 and 3.

Scottish and Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eoghain ‘son of Eoghan’. See McEwen .

Irish: from Ó hEoghain, ‘descendant of Eoghan’. See Ewen .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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