|Owens Family History|
We are currently working on the Owens side of the family. William Owens was b. 1815, census say Ireland and in later census, from Wales. He was married to Jane (we think) Hughes b. 1826. They had 8 sons-James H. b. 1848, Hugh G. b. 1849, Albert J. b. 1852, Andrew b. 1853, Charles W. b. 1857, David M. b. 1858, Mathew B. b. 1864, and Fredrick E. b. 1867. William and Jane started in Rochester New York and moved to Marshall Michigan. William died in 1870 and Jane in 1890.
Our direct line stems off of Mathew B. who m. 1890 in Cook County, Illinois, Martha Kilpatrick b. 1867 Canadian/English. They had Pearl, William, Hattie, and Arnold. William is our Grandfather and had Dorothy, Lorraine, Robert, Herbert, Harriet and Delores. Our biggest problem is we can't get across the big pond to Ireland.
If anyone has any information we would appreciate it.