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Below is a family biography included in The History of Warrick County, Indiana published by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co. in 1885.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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B. F. OWENS, a native of Virginia, was born July 25, 1839, a son of Matthew and Katie (Sowders) Owens. In 1858 he came to Warrick County, Ind., where he has been engaged in agricultural pursuits to the present time. In 1865 he moved on the farm owned by Jacob Johnson, with whom he is living at the present time, caring for the estate and looking after the best interests of Mr. Johnson, besides attending to the duties of his own farm. Mr. Owens was married May 17, 1859, to Minerva Wilson, who died in May, 1861, having borne one daughter that lived to be married, but is now deceased. March 29, 1863, he was united in matrimony with Irene Hall, by whom he is the father of nine children, named Mattie, Thompson J., Everett A., Effie A., Minnie A., Harry D., Dora Estella, Josie L. and Mamie. Mr. Owens is a Democrat, and he and wife belong to the Baptist Church.

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This family biography is one of 274 biographies included in The History of Warrick County, Indiana portion of the book: History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties Indiana published in 1885 by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Warrick County, Indiana History and Genealogy

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