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Jonas Owens + Hannah WHITE ~ son John d. 1874 + Martha Black~son Jonas?
Posted by: jc (ID *****5058) Date: July 04, 2010 at 12:56:46
In Reply to: John Owens + Sarah Young Perryville Port Deposit MD & Cecil Co MD by jc of 924

Hannah + Jonas Owens 1800 Cecil MD ~ son John d. 1874 + Martha Black~son Jonas?

Jonas OWENS 23 FEB 1768 d. 8 JUL 1829 buried: JUL 1829 St. Mary Anne's Episcopal Church, North East, Cecil County, MD + Marriage: 2 FEB 1800 Cecil Co., Maryland + Hannah WHITE b: 30 OCT 1776 d. 1 AUG 1836 in Cecil Co., Maryland

I am seeking parents of Hannah White, who may be the mother of Hazlett Owens of Perryville, Port Deposit, MD. He was born 6 Oct 1800 and I suspect that his parents were Jonas and Hannah WHITE OWENS.

Need children's names of Hannah and Jonas Owens.

Need census records showing John who died in 1874.

White, Hannah M Jonas Owens
1800, February 5
Marriage Licenses 1777-1840, p. 119

The record below states that Hannah,last name unknown at the time of publishing, and Jonas Owens are the parents of John Owens who died in 1874.

John Owens was married in Cecil County, Maryland, November 26, 1835, by the Rev. Mr. Finney, to Martha Jane Black.

1. John Edwin, of whom further.
2. Ann R.
3. Hannah Louise, whose will was dated September 1, 1894 in Cecil County

(Ibid. Cecil County, Maryland, Marriage Licenses, 1777-1840. Cecil County, Maryland, Wills, Liber I, Folio 223.)

Crerar, Owens, and allied families : a study in genealogical history

Owens as a surname was first used to indicate the "son of Owen." A large number of the bearers of this name are of Welsh origin, the usual source of surnames in Wales being the personal or baptismal name.
Maryland being the ancestral State of the greater number of the family it is fitting to say Kent County claims the honors of being the most ancient settlement and of inheriting the oldest organized government in Maryland. Kent County originally included the whole Eastern Shore and was under the Government of an officer styled the “Commander of the Isle of Kent.” Talbot County was taken from Kent in 1661, Somerset in 1666, Cecil in 1674, and in 1695 Kent Island was attached to Talbot, but in 1706 it was given to Queen Ann County.
(Bardsley: Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames.)

JONAS OWENS, progenitor of the family in America, came in the early part of 1800, settling in Maryland, probably in or near Baltimore. He was deceased in October, 1836, as is shown by the following record:

Bond—Know all men that we John Owens, James N. Black and Hugh Browne of Cecil County are firmly held . . . . in the sum of ten thousand dollars . . . . The condition of the above obligation being that the above John Owens and James Hasson shall well and truly perform the office of Administrator . . . . of Jonas Owens late of Cecil County, Deceased.
In presence of
October 1836.              (Signed) JOHN OWENS
Recorded 5th,        JAMES HASSON

The record given below indicates that the wife of Jonas Owens was Hannah:

Bond—Know all men that we John Owens, James Hasson, N. Black and Hugh Browne, are firmly held and bound . . . . The conditions of the obligation being that the above bound John Owens and James Hasson shall well and truly perform the office of Administrator of Hannah Owens late of Cecil County, deceased.
Signed and record as above.

Jonas Owens married Hannah. They were the parents of a son:
I. John, of whom further.

(Records in possession of the descendants of the family. Cecil County, Maryland, Administration Accounts, Vol. XII, Folio 84.)

>> JOHN OWENS, son of Jonas and Hannah Owens, died in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1874. A graduate of Dickinson College, at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, he might easily have followed a successful professional career, but preferred the life of the plantation, to which he was accustomed from early childhood. He became a planter with extensive land holdings at Charlestown, Cecil County, and was owner of many slaves. He hunted, having his own hounds. Soon after the close of the Civil War, mr. Owens removed to Baltiimore, but retained his land holdings in the country.
>> John Owens was married in Cecil County, Maryland, November 26, 1835, by the Rev. Mr. Finney, to Martha Jane Black.

1. John Edwin, of whom further.
2. Ann R.
3. Hannah Louise, whose will was dated September 1, 1894 in Cecil County

(Ibid. Cecil County, Maryland, Marriage Licenses, 1777-1840. Cecil County, Maryland, Wills, Liber I, Folio 223.)


DR. JOHN EDWIN OWENS, son of John and Martha Jane (Black)
Owens, was born at Charlestown, Cecil County, Maryland, October 16, 1836,
and died in Chicago, Illinois, December 20, 1922. He spent his early years on


his father’s plantation at Charlestown. His preliminary education he received in private schools of the county, and subsequently attended West Nottingham and Elkton academies. He completed his academic training under Dr. Edwin Arnold, of Mt. Washington, Maryland, a noted scholar of the day, and thereafter began the study of medicine at Elkton with Dr. Justice Dunnott, the most distinguished surgeon of the section, and his son, Dr. Thomas J. Dunnott. In further preparation for his chosen career, he completed two full courses at Jefferson Medical College, in Philadelphia, from which he was graduated with the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1861. During this period it was his priviledge to study surgical anatomy and operative surgery with Dr. D. Hayes Agnew, a famous Philadelphia surgeon.
After his graduation from Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Owens was appointed resident physician at Blockley Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he remained for thirteen months. He was determined to render the fullest service possible to his profession and accordingly was moved to disregard the tradition of prominent Maryland families whereby the sons, even when educated to a profession, returned to the family seat and settled there at the completion of their education.
Early in 1863, Dr. Owens volunteered his services to the hospital branch of the medical department of the Union Army, and was assigned to duty in Chicago at the military hospital there. From that time until his death, almost sixty years later, his activities centered in this city. Shortly after his arrival, he became one of the founders of the newly organized St. Luke’s hospital and was the attending surgeon at this institution from 1865 until 1912. Thereafter he was senior consulting surgeon. His precision of mind, conscientiousness and native aptitude all were reflected in his professional success. He became not only one of Chicago’s most prominent surgeons, but a respected leader of his profession throughout the country. As a colleague wrote of him more than forty years ago:

Dr. Owens stands in the front of his profession in which he is conceded to be not only a leader in Chicago, but to rank amongst the eminent surgeons of this country. He is an indefatigable worker and an enthusiast in his profession, devoting to it his ripe experiences, his untiring energy and his great skill.

Throughout his career, he gave generously of his time and energy to the advancement of his profession as a whole and the training of younger men on whom the future must necessarily depend, wining a reputation as an educator

Which was no less distinguished than his fame as a practitioner. From 1867 to 1871 he was a lecturer on surgical diseases of the urinary tract in Rush Medical College, and from 1871 to 1882 lectured at the same institution on the principles and practice of surgery. From 1879 to 1882 he was professor of orthopedic surgery there, and from 1877 to 1883 professor of principles and practice of surgery in the Woman’s College. In 1882 he accepted the chair of operative surgery and surgical anatomy in the Chicago Medical College, now the medical department of Northwestern University, and in 1891 became professor of the principles and practice of surgery and clinical surgery at Chicago Medical College. Following his retirement, he became professor emeritus of surgery of Northwestern Medical School.
Dr. Owens’ professional accomplishments brought him his professional honors. He was elected a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Surgical Association, the American Medical Association and the Chicago Surgical Society. He was appointed medical director of the World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893 and performed the executive duties of that office with notable zeal and efficiency. Dr. Owens was also a member of the Chicago Medico-Historical Society. For a quarter of a century he was superintending surgeon of the Illinois Central Railway, and at the time of his death had been, for many years, chief consulting surgeon of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway. He was an active member of the American Association of Railway Surgeons, and an honorary member of the Association of Chief
Surgeons of Railroads. He contributed freely to the medical literature of the period and was the author of many papers on surgical subjects. Apart from his professional interests, he was keenly alive to the varied pleasures of the mind and was fond of outdoor life, particularly hunting and shooting. He was a member for some years of the Tolleston Shooting Club and of The Calumet
Club of Chicago. In regard to his personal characteristics, the following revealing paragraph, written by a contemporary, may be quoted:

He is a man of broad reading, liberal culture and keen perceptions,to whom travel in this country and abroad has been a potent factor in storing with knowledge a receptive and reflective mind. He is a clear thinker, a logical reasoner, and speaks well and to the point on any subject under consideration. He is genial in disposition and social by nature, possesses generous impulses combined with deliberate judgment and has a large circle of warm friends and admirers, both within and outside of the medical fraternity.
He died in his eighty-seventh year. The honors which came to him in his long life were hardly less numerous than the years he bore. His career constitutes a chapter in the development of American surgery and his name occupies a lasting place in the record he helped to write.
Dr. John Edwin Owens married, December 30, 1869, at Elkton, Maryland, Alethia Sophia Jamar. (Jamar IV.)
I. Marie Girvin, of whom further.
II. (Records in possession of the family.)

MARIE GIRVIN OWENS, daughter of Dr. John Edwin and Alethia Sophia (Jamar) Owens, born November 29, 1871, Chicago, Illinois married John Crerar. (Crerar III.)

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