When Joel Owen was born about 1838, in Ancram, Columbia, New York, United States, his father, Harmon Owen, was 25 and his mother, Maria Betsey Silvernail, was 23. He married Lucy E Weston on 19 August 1865, in Lapeer, Lapeer, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Lapeer, Lapeer, Michigan, United States in 1860. He died on 11 September 1876, in Mayfield Township, Lapeer, Michigan, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Lapeer Township, Lapeer, Michigan, United States.
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 .