Joel Owen

about 1838–11 September 1876 (Age 38)
Ancram, Columbia, New York, United States

The Life of Joel

When Joel Owen was born about 1838, in Ancram, Columbia, New York, United States, his father, Harmon Owen, was 24 and his mother, Maria Betsey Silvernail, was 22. 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 38, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Lapeer Township, Lapeer, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joel Owen
Lucy E Weston
Marriage: 19 August 1865
Lillian May Owen
Winnie J. Owen

Spouse and Children


    Lucy E Weston


19 August 1865
Lapeer, Lapeer, Michigan, United States


    Lillian May Owen


    Winnie J. Owen


Parents and Siblings

    Harmon Owen


    Maria Betsey Silvernail





    Abram Owen



    Bradley Owen



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World Events (7)


Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 9

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 16

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

Some derive this name from the Irish name Eogan, signifying "youth." Others think it comes from the name Eugenius or from the name Owain, signifying "apt to serve or minister." Owein is an Anglo-Norman form of Owen.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Joel Owen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joel Owen in household of Harman Owen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joel Owen in household of Hannon Owen, "United States Census, 1860"

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