An Owen(s) Odyssey
 Our Genealogy & Family History



This site explores the history and genealogy of Bartholomew Owen, his Owen/Owens descendants, and their related families.

Bartholomew pioneered a 648 acre plantation on Gray's Creek south of the James River about 50 years after the founding of Jamestown, Virginia.
As you can see, the site is still under construction. I think the basic framework is in place but, in the following months, I hope to add new individuals, feature articles, biographies, photos, etc. Some of which have never been published before.

Feature Articles

feature 1 The Viking & the Virgin A personal story of what triggered my interest in our Owens roots.

feature 2 Is Ancestor Name in Your DNA? Recently, some folks have been claiming their DNA infallibly proves their descent from specific ancestors. Sorry folks but your ancestor's name is just not in your DNA. Read on to see the pitfalls in using your DNA matches to find your lineage.

feature 3 Naming Patterns There is a reason why the same names keep showing up multiple times in related families from the 1700's and 1800's. Most families named their children according to a pattern based on birth order and the names of grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. Knowing the pattern can help you break through "brick walls"

feature 4 Owen/Owens Timeline & Source References A timeline of facts, events, source references, and comments for the families of Bartholomew Owen and his descendants in the 1600's and 1700's

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