Owens,  Sheriff Nathaniel

Owens, Sheriff Nathaniel

Male 1766 - 1844  (78 years)

Personal Information    |    Media    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Owens, Nathaniel  [1
    Title Sheriff 
    Born 1766  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1844  Green Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I28984  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 

    Father Owens, Nathaniel,   b. 1730, Fauquier, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1807, Fauquier, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother (Marder), Ann,   b. 1735, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1770  (Age 35 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F10821  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Grayham, Nancy,   b. Abt 1770 
    Married 08 Dec 1795  Green Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 21:29:03 
    Family ID F10818  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Yates, Mary Ann,   b. Abt 1794 
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 21:29:03 
    Family ID F10820  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1766 - Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 08 Dec 1795 - Green Co., Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1844 - Green Co., Kentucky Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    nathaniel owens home in Green Co
    nathaniel owens home in Green Co

    Histories
    Nathaniel Owens Story_1.ftms
    Nathaniel Owens Story_1.ftms

  • Notes 

    • William, Allan B,A history of Kentucky : embracing gleanings, reminiscences, antiquities, natural curiosities, statistics, and biographical sketches of pioneers, soldiers, jurists, lawyers, statesmen, divines, mechanics, farmers, merchants, and other leading men, of all occupations and pursuits (Louisville, Ky. : Bradley & Gilbert, 1872)

      HISTORY OF KENTUCKY. pages 383-384

      The first high sheriff of Green County was Nathaniel Owens. He was a farmer of good education for the times, and of a high order of native intellect He was a man of untiring perseverance and industry, and acquired considerable wealth. He bestowed great attention to the education of his children, sent them from home to the best schools, and occasionally employed in his family a private teacher for their instruction. He was among the earliest pioneers to Green County, and participated largely in the hardships which the first settlers had necessarily to encounter. He was thought by many to be selfish in his disposition, and like the old
      woman, who, after keeping house many years, bought her a tea-kettle, and determined from that period that she would
      neither borrow or lend. He was a close, economical, money making man, but punctiliously honest in all his dealings. He
      dispensed but little, if any, of his property to his children in his life-time, but they and their descendants received it all
      after his death. Mr. Owens acted for a time as justice of the peace, and also as a judge of the Green County Quarter Session Court previous to 1801, when the Circuit Court system was established. Mr. Owens lived to be eighty odd years of
      age, and died about the year 1846, at his residence, on Little Brush Creek, where he lies buried.

  • Sources 
    1. [S682] Owens family of Virginia, David Hatfield Owens, (Name: D.H. Owens; Location: Ann Arbor, MI (1540 Broadway, Ann Arbor 48105); Date: 1991;), Page L-5.