York's Fentress County Tennessee

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  • ID: I18638
  • Name: Bailey Owen
  • Surname: Owen
  • Given Name: Bailey
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 21 Sep 1758 in , Bute, North Carolina
  • Death: 26 Dec 1840 in , Fentress, Tennessee
  • _UID: 3F453764A26F6F45AB75A90125AFBC367406
  • Note:
    Revolutionary War Soldier
    The Upper Cumberland Genealogical Association, Inc. Quarterly, Volume 10, #1 by Bob B. Goff, 6310 Stonecress Rd., Knoxville, TN
    Sheila -- bailey@duo-county.com -- As for the Owen side of the tree, I have Bailey with children listed for his first wife, Polly Williamson. They are: John, James, Reuben, Mary (called Polly) and George, born March 2, 1794 in North Carolina. George's mother died two days after he was born. But except for a hand-written paper located at Casey Co, KY Library, and several others who have heard of the first marriage, I come up empty for documented proof of this marriage. But my family is supposed to come from this son, George, through, George's son, Andrew Scroggins, through Andrew's son, William Dow, through Dow's son, Willard Perkins, through Perk's son, Lenville, to me. This unproven fact is one thing that makes me leery of putting information out there for all to read, when I cannot prove it. Am hoping that perhaps you might know of this or at least send me to someone who has the facts.
    Have seen that he was born in Burke Co, NC and Bute Co, NC.
    1830 Fentress Co, TN census Bailey Owen 70-80 b. 1751-1760; 0000000001-10011001; Page 2.
    1833 Fentress Co, TN tax list Baly Owens.
    1840 Fentress Co, TN census Bailey Owen 80-89 b. 1751-1760; 01000000001-010010001; Page 14.
    1850 Fentress Co, TN census Nelson Stephens 8 TN living with Polly Owens; District 2 #251.
    Patsy Cole may have been an Owens.
    1860 Fentress Co, TN census Mary Owens 90 NC living with Spencer M. (farmer) Cole 25 TN 1834-1835 m District 4 #382. Martha Cole may be her daughter.

    1830 1840 1850 1860
    Bailey Owen 70-80 80-90 1750/60
    Mary Owens 50-60 60-70 70 VA 90 NC 1770/80
    daughter 20-30 1800/10
    daughter* 15-20 20-30 1810/15
    female 0- 5 5-10 abt 1830
    Spencer M. Cole 25 TN 1834-1835 (farmer)
    Anna Cole 25 KY 1834-1835
    Genetta Cole 2 TN 1857-1858
    John E. Cole 1 TN 1858-1859
    Martha Patsy Cole* (daughter) 38 TN 52 TN 1807-1808 (domestic)
    Mary Owens 90 NC 1769-1770 (domestic)
    Martin Cole 15 TN 1834-1835
    Nelson Stephens (grandson) 8 TN 1841-1842

    Note: A 1979 letter from Glaydon L. Stephens who was quoting information from a 1932 letter from Martha Stephens Stout. He listed Alvin Solomon 1798 N.C. and Mary Owens 1790 N.C. who had been married to a Bailey and had 7 children by him. he gave a list of children for the Solomon family as  William Travis, Thomas Porter, Julia Ann 1825 she md. Joel Stephens, Chesley Cole 1826 md. Ann, Martin Berry, Mary Potter, md. Drummonds and Ansell Lafayette. Look at 1880 census Salt River, Pike Missouri page 678 B. for Juley A. Stevens. 1850 Overton, Tn. for Joel and Julian Stevens.

    Regarding this:

    Bailey Owens b. 21 Sep 1758 Burke Co, NC d. 26 Dec 1840 Fentress Co, TN married 16 Aug 1797 Chatham Co, NC Mary SOLOMON b. 19 Dec 1774 NC d. after 1860 Fentress Co, TN. Their seven children were:

    Joshua Owens b. 19 May 1798
    Milly Owens b. 1800
    Winnie Owens b. 1803
    Mary Owens b. 24 Jan 1804 - twin
    William Owens b. 24 Jan 1804 ? twin
    Martha Owens b. 1812
    Nicey Ann Owens b. Oct 1813

    From this we can see that it was not Bailey Owens widow who married Alvin Solomon. Bailey?s wife was actually a Solomon and was born in 1774. She was old enough to be an aunt to Alvin Solomon. Mary (Solomon) Owens appears to be still living with Baily Owens in the 1830 and 1840 census and is living in Fentress County in 1850 with what appears to be a daughter, Martha/Patsy Cole, Martin Cole 15 TN (prob gra-son) and Nelson Stephens 8 TN (gr-son). The Mary (Owens) who married Alvin Solomon was with him in the 1850 Overton Co, TN census, so these are two different women.
    Interstingly, Bailey Owens had an earlier marriage to a Polly (Mary) Williamson b. abt 1755-1759. They had five children:

    John Owens b. abt 1774-1784
    James Owens b. abt 1776-1786
    Reuben Owens b. abt 1778-1788
    Mary Owens b. abt 1781-1791
    George Owens b. 2 Mar 1794

    His first wife died in child birth with George.
    It is very possible that the Mary Owens who married Alvin Solomon is child #4 of this marriage ? Mary Owens who was born in the right timeframe to match what Glaydon Stephens or Martha Stephens Stout wrote ? 1790 in NC.
    Pension file: W.3711.
    FENTRESS CO., TN LAND RECORDS, Book E. p. 56-57 November 3, 1849. WINNEY WOOD to WM. OWEN of GREEN CO., MO, Milly DUVALL widow of John DUVALL, Winny WOOD, widow of Spencer WOOD, Mary BOWDEN & Ellis BOWDEN, Patsy COLE, Nisey STEPHENS & Caleb STEPHENS sold all their interest in a track of land on the waters of Obid (sic) River, the east fork, for $60, which descended to us as heirs of BALEY OWEN dec'd. Eli Mullinix Johnathan Wood
  • Change Date: 6 Oct 2013 at 23:50:57

    Father: John Owen b: ABT 1729 in of , Bute, North Carolina

    Marriage 1 Polly Williamson b: ABT 1755
    • Married: in
    1. Has No Children John Owens b: ABT 1774 in , , North Carolina
    2. Has No Children James Owens b: ABT 1776 in , , North Carolina
    3. Has No Children Reuben Owens b: ABT 1778 in , , North Carolina
    4. Has Children Mary Owens b: 1790 in , , North Carolina
    5. Has Children George Owens b: 2 Mar 1794 in , , North Carolina

    Marriage 2 Mary Solomon b: 19 Dec 1774 in , , North Carolina
    • Married: 16 Aug 1797 in , Chatham, North Carolina
    1. Has Children Joshua Owen b: 19 May 1798 in , Pendleton District, South Carolina
    2. Has No Children Milly Owens b: 1800 in , , South Carolina
    3. Has Children Winnie Owen b: 1803 in , , North Carolina
    4. Has Children Mary Owen b: 24 Jan 1804 in , Overton, Tennessee
    5. Has Children William Owen b: 24 Jan 1804 in , , North Carolina
    6. Has Children Martha Owen b: 1812 in , Overton, Tennessee
    7. Has Children Nicey Ann Owen b: Oct 1813 in , Overton, Tennessee
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