Owen Ragan Moyers

1 February 1815–18 January 1891 (Age 76)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Owen Ragan

Owen Ragan Moyers was born on 1 February 1815, in Virginia, United States as the son of <Unknown>. He married Lucy Ann Stewart on 4 July 1849. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Knox, Kentucky, United States in 1850 and Booneville, Owsley, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years. He died on 18 January 1891, in Owsley, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Owsley, Pike, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Owen Ragan Moyers
Lucy Ann Stewart
Marriage: 4 July 1849
Isaac Anderson " Stewart" Moyers
Benjamin Jordan "Wood" Moyers
Sarah E. Moyers
Rebecca Susan Moyers
Mary F. Moyers
Mattie Florence Moyers
William Allison Moyers
Lewellen Ellen Moyers
Emma Rose Moyers
Charles Benton Moyers
Margaret Theresa Moyers

Spouse and Children

4 July 1849



    Benjamin Jordan "Wood" Moyers


    Sarah E. Moyers


    Rebecca Susan Moyers


    Mary F. Moyers


+6 More Children

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 9

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 21

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized form of German Mayer with an excrescent -s.2 Dutch: variant of Moyer 3, or of Moyaers, a nickname for a dandy, from a derivative of Middle Dutch moy, moeie ‘fine’, ‘handsome’.3 Shortened form of Irish MacMoyers ( see Moyer ).

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

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Story Highlight

O.R.Moyers was a rural country doctor.

Sources (3)

  • Owen R Mayers, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Owen R Mayers, "United States Census, 1880"
  • O R Myers in household of Isaac Stewart, "United States Census, 1850"

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