There are some discrepancies in the information on Owen.His father married Malissa Myrick as indicated. In 1870 Owen was listed as born 1862.In 1880 he was 12 yrs old and living with parents in Halifax County N.C. An Owen M. Gupton was listed in 1900, 35 (1864) yrs old and married to Lucy M. Gupton (30 (May 1970) and listed in Nash County. They had two children William M. 5, Oct. 1895 and Oscar O. (1, Feb. 1899). I believe they are all probably the same family but haveno real valid proof. The datesare in the range frequently seen in census reports.The names are different but I have seen greater variations in data in other family groups. Perhaps Jimmy hasanother guess.Also what was the name of William and Malissa's youngest son--I have Fauskon which is as close as I could read.