Augustus Owens

7 October 1842–27 July 1887 (Age 44)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Augustus

When Augustus Owens was born on 7 October 1842, in Virginia, United States, his father, John Owens, was 38 and his mother, Sophia Gard, was 37. He married Joanna Chichester on 23 November 1870, in Wood, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in West Virginia, United States in 1870 and Williams District, Wood, West Virginia, United States in 1880. He died on 27 July 1887, in Wood, Virginia, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Wood, Virginia, United States.

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Augustus Owens
Joanna Chichester
Marriage: 23 November 1870
Henry Thomas Owens
John McCarty Owens
Charles Albert Owens
James Michael Owens
Andrew Herbert Owens

Spouse and Children

23 November 1870
Wood, West Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 2

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 19

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: patronymic from Owen , with English patronymic -s.2 Irish: adopted as an Anglicized form by bearers of the Gaelic surname Mac Eoghain ( see McEwen ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Augustus Owens, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Augustus Owens in household of John Owens, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Augustus Owens in household of John Owens, "United States Census, 1850"

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