Owens, George Welshman, 1786-1856

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George Welshman Owens (1786-1856) was the son of Owen Owens (1751-1814), a native of Wales. He married Sarah Wallace (1789-1865). Their children were Mary Wallace Owens (1819-1903), Sarah J. Owens (1820-1900), John Wallace Owens (1821-1862), George Savage Owens (1825-1897), Margaret Wallace Owens (1829-1925), and Richard W. Owens. George Savage Owens married Elizabeth Gordon Wayne (1825-1903). Their children were Sallie G. Owens (1851-1920), George Welshman Owens (1853-1924), Annie W. Owens 91854-1925), Elizabeth W. Owens (1856-1940), Maggie W. Owens, (1857-1941), Julia C. Owens (1859-1930), Virginia S. Owens (1861-1936), William Wayne Owens (1863-1917), Clifford W. Owens (1865-1891), and J. Floyd Owens (1870-1925). Margaret Wallace Owens married Dr. James Gray Thomas. Their children were Sallie J. Thomas (1866-1925), Maud Bedford Owens (1868-1917), and Margaret Gray Thomas (1871-1951), known as Meta. As the last surviving member of the family, she bequeathed the Owens-Thomas house to the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences to be operated as a house museum.

From the description of Owens and Thomas family papers, 1837-1954. (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 123765637

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referencedIn Georgia. Superior Court. Georgia Superior Court, Eastern Judicial Circuit signatures, 1794-1832. Georgia Historical Society
referencedIn Hughes, William, b. 1794. A delineation of Col. G.W. Owens's new rice fields in Camden County. Georgia Historical Society
referencedIn Hughes, William, b. 1794. [Ivanhoe Plantation plot, Camden County, Georgia]. Georgia Historical Society
creatorOf Owens, George Welshman, 1786-1856. Owens and Thomas family papers, 1837-1954. Georgia Historical Society
creatorOf Owens family. Wallace and Owens family papers, 1766-1885 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Wallace and Owens Family Papers, ., 1766-1885 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Calhoun, James S., 1803-1852. Letters, 1850. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Calhoun, James S., 1803-1852. person
associatedWith Ellis, Henry, 1721-1806. person
associatedWith Georgia. Superior Court. corporateBody
associatedWith Hughes, William, b. 1794. person
associatedWith Owen family. family
associatedWith Owens family. family
associatedWith Owens-Thomas House (Savannah, Ga.) corporateBody
associatedWith Thomas family. family
associatedWith Wallace family. family
associatedWith Wallace, John, fl. 1810-1814 person
associatedWith Wallace, Michael, fl. 1803-1824 person
associatedWith Wright, James, Sir, 1716-1785. person
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Savannah (Ga.)
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Birth 1786-08-29

Death 1856-03-02




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