From Ireland they came to America to find a better life for them selves and their family. In early 1700's John Owens came to the Maryland Colony to find a better way of life. It is said by some he came with his two brother's others say he came with his Father and Mother and sister's and brother's after fourhunderd years it is hard to find facts to prover who is right and who is wrong about the facts,I am still finding facts everyday on the family,a tree in the woods grows everyday throught out the year or years as the Great Spirit's look down on us and help guide us in our growth as the trees grow we also grow in size and in the wisdom of life.
As mentioned in many articles published by many others John Owens I,was listed as a Indian Trader at Fort Pitt,and a Militiaman under Boquet,and was connected to The Tenile Country,of what was then the District of West Augusta,a part of Va. John Owens I owned many Tracts of land and sold some of his holding,on December 12,1757,he sold a tract of land “Situated on the Monongahela,between Enoch's Run(afterward John Swan's run or Pumpkin Run)and near the mouth of Muddy Creek,”to Abraham Teagarden of Frederrick County,Maryland,with William Teagarden and John Owens,Jr.,as witnesing the deed.(See Washington County Deed Book—1-A—214.) Many of the Owens Famiy lived around Fort Jackson and are mentioned in eary land transactions of the area's around what is now Waynesburg,Green County,Pa.,as it is known today. Captain David Owens son of well known Indian Trader John Owens I,was said to be a”Notorious Character” in quotations from reliable sources,as Quotations in “Hanna's “Wilderness Trail”(pp.386). He first showed up in writings in April 1764,in Philadelphia,when Governor Penn gave him a pass to Lancaster and Carlisle,with letter to Boquet. Also in letter from Sir William Johnson,in regards to his “Character”,the Baronet wrote the Governor Penn,June 16,1764,David Owens was a corporal in Captain McClean's Coumpany,deserted several times and had going to live with the Indians,”Delawares and Shawnees” with whose Language's he was acquainted,his Father and Mother have lived and traded among them for many year's and Mother said to be the daughter of the “Half King”Chief Tanacharisson a Seneca Chief at Logs Town 1748 on the Ohio.