Here is what I have - and I am working to make a case that will support it.Let me know what you think.
I agree with you - I have George W. and Leonard Mowen of Greene County, Ohio as the children of Leonard and Mary [?] Mowen of Washington County, Maryland census 1850.
Leonard, the son of Leonard, died in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio 5 June 1915.His death certificate named his father as Leonard Mowen born Maryland and his mother as unknown.Leonard was born 3 March 1842 Maryland.
THe 1860 Concocheague District, Washington County, Maryland is missing from 1860 census.People who were there in 1850 and 1870 are missing in 1860 - which makes it difficult to know when Leonard may have moved to Ohio.However, he is there by 1885 and his sons are there by 1860.
Leonard MOUND d. 5 Dec 1885, Xenia City, widower, age 72y1m25d; resided Xenia City[ b. 10 Oct 1813]b. Maryland/ Penn, occupation Miller, cod dropsy of heart; Vol 2:114 # 4
[SOURCE:Greene County, Ohio Death Records – County 1870-1903Vol. 1-3- LDS Microfilm # 0534104.]
1860 Cedarville, Greene County Ohio p. 282, dw 638, fam 632
Jacob TEACH42 Farmer Pa[b. 1818]
Catherine 44 Pa
Joseph 14 Pa
Catherine 12 PA
Daniel 8 PA
GEORGE MOUNE 17 MD [ son of Leonard b. 1813-1815 MD]
This is where knowing the family connections is helpful.Jacob Teach is the son of Jacob Teach and Catherine MOWEN [b. 1784 PA], daughter of Stephen and Mary Anna [?] Mowen.
Although the name is not spelled correctly - nor is the age consistent with the 1870 census, I believe this is George W. Mowen from the 1850 census.Couple that with Leonard Mowen b. 1813 dying in Greene County and I think this is a match.
Coupled with this information:
1860 Yellow Springs, Miami Township, Greene County, OH
p. 264, dw 358, fam 347
Leonard MOUN 17 b. NY living with W. R. Corry b. Pa
This would mean the boys arrived in Greene County between 1850 and 1860.
Now the question is - WHO does John Mowen b. 1793 belong to?
Stephen Mowen had a son John b. between 1770-1780. Stephen died in 1825 and at that time his son John was still living. Stephen's land was in Montgomery Township, Franklin County PA with a 1 acres plot of land in Washington County, Maryland.
In 1830 there is a John born 1770-1780 and a John born 1790-1800 residing in Montgomery Twp., Franklin County,PA.
Leonard Mowen b. 1813 is on the 1840 census in Hagerstown District, Washington County, Maryland [page 124] next door to John Mowen b. 1790-1800 [40-50].John is also on the 1850 census with Leonard living next door to him.I believe they are father and son.My problem is that John left no probate.I have checked Washington County - and Franklin County,PA as well - with no answers coming forth. John deeded his land to the Brethern church so there was really no estate.
John b. 1793 appears to move from Washington County, MD to Franklin County, PA. [it is only 6 miles from Welsh Run/ Grenecastle to the MD state line and Broadfording where the MD groups lived- so they didn't move far] He is on the 1870 census in Montgomery Twp., Franklin County, PA age 77.He has a wife named Mary.She must be a second wife as he was widowed in 1850.On 10 Feb 1873 in Franklin County, PA, John and wife Mary, of Montgomery Twp. deeded their land to the Brethren Church at Welsh Run in return for maintenance and support.John purchased the land 30 Mar 1864 from Thomas Graham.. I believe that this is Stephen's son John and perhaps a grandson named John as well.
Stephen Mowen purchased land in Washington County, Maryland in 1821 and it was sold by his heirs on 4 Sept 1835.At that time his children were all living in Franklin County, PA. with the exception of son, Leonard, who was living in Stark County, Ohio.
Stephen's brother, Ludwig, also had a son John b. 1790-1800.
Ludwig's children were returned to Franklin County following the death of their father in 1803 in Bedford County, PA.Stephen Mowen was the executor for brother Ludwig's estate and the Mowen orphans appear in the Franklin County, PA Orphan Court Records having guardians assigned.
There is also the possibility that John b. 1793 is a grandson of Stephen's and that that may account for the connection to the Teach family in 1860 Ohio.
The Charles E. you have, son of George W. and Caroline Miller Mowen, listed born 1876 Xenia married Sarah Viola BLAIR, daughter of John Blair and Etta Murray, born 22 June 1886 - died 2 Aug 1917-
[SOURCE:BIRTH RECORDS –Greene County, Ohio1869-1909– LDS MICROFILM 0534095
MOWEN, Edward C.L. b. 25 Dec 1902Xenia, s/o Charles E. Mowen and Viola BLAIR of Xenia; Vol 3:130 # 3 [recorded 1903]
[SOURCE: Death certificate of Sarah V. Mowen, , File No. 51900, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, Ohio.]Her mother, Mrs. Etta Blair of Xenia, Ohio, signed the death certificate.
Charles then married Emma Palmer.
Guess I have given you enough to chew for the moment.Any thoughts you have would be appreciated!