|Goronwy Owen, a highly regarded classical Welch Poet came to America to Become the Headmaster of the Grammar School at William & Mary College in 1758.After two years he resigned (due to his merry habits) and was appointed to be a minister at Brunswick County on the Virginia frontier.|
He was a scholar, a preacher, and the most notable Welch poet of his age.He died in 1769 and his will names four sons, Robert, Richard Brown, Goronwy, and John Lloyd.His descendents are likely numerous today and this Homepage is an attempt to provide a means to define his Geneaology. From the frontier of colonial Virginia his Owen line spread to NC, GA, Al, FL, LA, PA and elsewhere.Several grandsons died in the Civil War.
In addition to the Goronwy Owen family, there were two other Owen/s families present in Brunswick Co. in the late 1700s.I would like to estabilish their Geneaology also.I am also interested in the Parham, Clifton, Hutchins, and Brame surnames as they relate to the Owen line.
This page is also dedicated Rev. James Parham Owen (1807-1851),a Circuit Riding Methodist who claimed to be descended from Goronwy Owen. It remains to be seen when the connection can be proven beyond a doubt.I have located nearly 300 related individuals and wish to extend the knowledge of this line.