The idea to search began roughly in the summer of 2000 after attending a reunion/birthday celebration of an aging cousin. Throughout the day and various conversations, it became apparent how "disconnected" I was with family and family history. This stirred up my quest and determination to research, track and make connections with family.
Most of my research has been conducted in the genealogy sections of various libraries, as well as National Archives. Just like most Americans, my ancestry is comprised of a blending of ethnicities such as Native-American, African and European. This tree’s roots are in North Carolina and Virginia, with branches stretching as far north as Canada.
The Owens tree begins with my paternal great-great grandfather, John Owens; but the tree really takes shape with the union of his grandson General Logan Owens (not military affiliated) and Emma Mills (daughter of Zachary & Martha). Both hailed from Camp Creek District, Rutherford County, NC. There were other branches of Owens’ as well from the counties of McDowell and Henderson.
Family names include:
Alexander - Dexter - Carpenter - Goode - Hooper - Kearse - Keaton- Layton - Mills - Nunez - Owens - Payne - Twitty and Twyman.
Please feel free to contact me if you can be of any assistance or if any individuals listed on my trees are listed on yours as well.
Often times, the genealogical process for African-Americans can be quite tedious to say the least. Due to inaccuracies in recording census information, unrecorded information or the unspoken information, taken to the grave, I have stumbled upon "missing links". In my endeavor to discover those links, my hopes are to become familiarized with family both past and present.