Name: Martin Van Buren Owens
Given Name: Martin Van Buren
Birth: 1838/1839 in , Fentress, Tennessee
Death: 7 Sep 1885 in Jamestown, Fentress, Tennessee of Knife wounds
Burial: ABT 9 Sep 1885 Livingston Cemetery, Jamestown, Fentress, Tennessee
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Change Date: 27 Sep 2012 at 22:27:44
1870 in Kentucky.
1880 Fentress Co, TN census Martin V. Owens 38 TN 1841-1842 m District 3 #066.
Martin Owens ws stabbed five times and died 7 Sep 1885 in Jamestown. According to Wilma (Reagan) Pinckley, he was murdered by Delks in Jamestown, TN.
1910 Fentress Co, TN census Margrett J. Owens 67 TN b. 1842-1843; widow; 9 of 10 living; District 9 #42 living with son in law George W. Stowers.
1880 1900 1910
Martin V. Owens 38 TN 1841-1842
Margaret Owens 37 TN 1842-1843
John W. Owens 17 TN 1862-1863
George T. Owens 15 KY 1864-1865
Mary E. Owens 13 KY 1866-1867
Sarah C. Owens 11 KY 1868-1869
Nancy J. Owens 9 KY 1870-1871
Eliza E. Owens 8 KY 1871-1872
Laurah A. Owens 6 KY 1873-1874
James I. Owens 4 KY 1875-1876
Loranza D. Owens 3 KY 1876-1877
Flora B. Owens 9/12 TN 1879
"Murder at Jamestown" -- Jamestown, TN, Sept 10 -- "This little village was shocked Monday afternoon about 4 o'clock by the commission of a horrible murder. Lemuel Delk, David Delk Junior and John A. Taylor murdered Martin V. Owens by stabbing him several times in the back and twice in the neck with pocket knives. The murderers were all prominent well-to-do citizens, and trouble is feared because the Sheriff refuses bail pending a hearing before the judge. There has been talk of a rescuing party. The cause of the tragedy has not been learned. All the parties were drinking at the time. Owens leaves a large family in indigent circumstances. Chattanooga Daily Times, Friday, 11 September 1885. Fentress County.
David R. Davidson -- Martin Owens is my great grandfather; he is buried in the Livingston Cemetery in Jamestown.
Father: John Wesley Owens b: 1819/1820 in Little Crab, Fentress, Tennessee
Mother: Susan Livingston b: 1821/1822 in , Overton, Tennessee
Margaret Jane Paul b: 17 Jan 1842 in , Morgan, Tennessee
- John Wesley Owens b: 5 Oct 1863 in Allardt, Fentress, Tennessee
- George Thomas Owens b: 1864/1865 in Dunville, Casey, Kentucky
- Mary Elizabeth Owen b: 7 Feb 1869 in Dunville, Casey, Kentucky
- Sarah Catherine Owens b: 21 May 1870 in Dunville, Casey, Kentucky
- Nancy Jane Owens b: 10 Mar 1870 in Dunville, Casey, Kentucky
- Elizabeth Ellen Owens b: ABT 29 Jun 1871 in Dunville, Casey, Kentucky
- Laura Alice Owens b: 15 Jun 1877 in Monticello, Wayne, Kentucky
- James Isaac Owens b: 1 Dec 1876 in Dunville, Casey, Kentucky
- Loranza Dow Owens b: 7 Jun 1877 in Dunville, Casey, Kentucky
- Flora Bell Owens b: 25 Jul 1879 in Jamestown, Fentress, Tennessee