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William David OWEN (1810-1903)

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William David OWEN

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Rhoda Owen (nee Moss)

William David OWEN,1 son of David Morgan OWEN (1765-1850) and Elizabeth TAYLOR (1770?-1860), was born on 14 June 1810 in Paddington (London), Middlesex (pre-1888).1,2,3,4 He married Rhoda MOSS on 16 July 1842 in London, Middlesex (pre-1888).5 He was baptised on 16 March 1845 in an unidentified place or church. He was baptised together with Rhoda by James Albion and was Confirmed on the same day by Henry Savage.1 He was a sailor . It's believed he served in the British Navy for nine years.1,6 On 16 March 1845 he was a follower of the the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints faith . He and Rhoda converted to the religion and were baptised together.He was ordained an Elder in the Melchezidec Priesthood before leaving England. He was prominent in the Church for most of his life and was ordained to the office of High Priest on 25 October 1890 by George B Wallace.7

before 1868 he and Rhoda MOSS lived in London.2

he migrated from England to Salt Lake City, Utah in USA arriving in 1868. He and Rhoda arrived in Salt Lake City on 2 September 1868.1

William and Rhoda had 13 children :

- William David OWEN (b. 20 Sep 1843 England; d. 1 Jul 1916). He married Marianne SANDERS on 5 Nov 1865 Utah, USA. They had 11 children. (Marianne b. 28 Mar 1846 Bishop's Stortford, England; d. Oct 1933; Migrated to USA 3 Jun 1864 on the "Hudson")

- Mary Ann OWEN (b. 9 Dec 1845 London; d. Jul 1935). She married Thomas R JACKSON and they had 5 children

- Rhoda OWEN (b. 1 Nov 1847 London, Middlesex; d. 3 Jul 1931 in Nephi, Juab, Utah) She married Henry Ulric FORREST 1867 Salt Lake City and they had 5 children)

- Horatio OWEN (b. 20 Sep 1849 London, Middlesex; d. Feb 1852 in London, Middlesex)

- Lavina OWEN (b. 6 Nov 1851 London, Middlesex; d. 19 May 1852 in London, Middlesex)

- Silina OWEN (b. 3 May 1853 London, Middlesex; d. 14 May 1854 in London, Middlesex)

- Alice Caroline OWEN (b. 4 Jun 1855 London, Middlesex, England; d. 7 Jun 1863 in London, Middlesex)

- Alvin Cyrus OWEN (b. 24 Jul 1857; d. 25 Nov 1906). He married Margaret Ann HARVEY, Sarah NAYLOR and Alice ELLIS

- Susan Elizabeth OWEN (b. 16 Mar 1859 London, Middlesex; d. 6 Mar 1863 London, Middlesex)

- Clarissa OWEN (b. 11 Sep 1861 Bermondsey, Surrey; d. 1 Jun 1917 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA). She married James JENKINS 1887 Nephi, Juab, Utah, USA and they had 2 children)

- Sarah OWEN (b. 23 Jul 1864 Bermondsey, Surrey; d. 31 Dec 1946). She married George LUFF and John COLEMAN

- Daniel Whitney OWEN (b. 5 Mar 1867 London, Middlesex; d. 22 Nov 1937 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA). He married Margaret 'Maggie' KENDALL and they had 6 children

- Rosina OWEN (b. 29 Aug 1869 Logan, Cache, Utah, USA; d. 9 Oct 1870 Utah, USA.2,8

William died (aged 93) on 23 December 1903 in a place still to be located.8,9

 

William is known to have joined the Mormon Church and immigrated to Utah, USA.3

Citations

1{S0199}, Internet : General. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lcowen/OWEN/william_david_owen1.htm. Cit. Date: 24 October 2010. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
2{S0394}, Biography : OWEN, William David (1454) and MOSS, Rhoda (1491) (https://869789182725854870-a-edparkerfamily-org-s-sites.googlegroups.com/a/edparkerfamily....). Cit. Date: 21 March 2010. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
3{S0369}, Internet (Ancestor Notes) : OWEN Ancestors (Site : http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lcowen/ancestor_notes.htm#OWEN). Cit. Date: 16 September 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
4{S0574}, Message Board (ancestry.com) : William David Owen born 1810 in Paddington, London (http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames.owen/1470/mb.ashx?pnt=1). Cit. Date: 15 April 2012. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
5{S0199}, Internet : General. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lcowen/OWEN/william_david_owen1.htm. Cit. Date: 24 October 2010. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: "They were married in London on July 16, 1842, he being 32 years old and she was 17. His late marriage may be attributed to his long service in the British Navy"
6{S0394}, Biography : OWEN, William David (1454) and MOSS, Rhoda (1491) (https://869789182725854870-a-edparkerfamily-org-s-sites.googlegroups.com/a/edparkerfamily....). Cit. Date: 21 March 2010. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: "One record says that great grandfather, William David Owen was a sailor in the British Navy for nine years"
7{S0199}, Internet : General. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lcowen/OWEN/william_david_owen1.htm. Cit. Date: 24 October 2010. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: "He was prominent in the Church for most of his life and was ordained to the office of High Priest on October 25, 1890 by George B Wallace"
8{S0199}, Internet : General. http://home.comcast.net/~zkeith.phillips/family1/aqwg32.htm. Cit. Date: 21 March 2010. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
9{S0394}, Biography : OWEN, William David (1454) and MOSS, Rhoda (1491) (https://869789182725854870-a-edparkerfamily-org-s-sites.googlegroups.com/a/edparkerfamily....). Cit. Date: 21 March 2010. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: "... lived a long time, in his nineties, passing away about 1904"

Compiler of this family history is : John Owen

              

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Updated : 23 Mar 2014