Biography of Charles B. Owen
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Owen, Charles B., was born on the old homestead near Jacksonville, July 15, 1822. He was educated in his father's select school at home, with six months at the Friends' Nine Partners Boarding School and is one of the leading farmers of his town. He married, May 15, 1844, Sarah Otis, of Sherwood, Cayuga county, and of their children two survive: Herman F., and Rebecca. The former married Jane Aldrich, of Steuben county, and the latter married Jesse Mekeel. Mrs. Owen died February 29, 1876, and he married second Flora A. House], of Ithaca, born at Townsendville, Seneca county, and they have one daughter, Mary A. Mr. Owen's father, Aaron K., was born in Orange county, in 1794, and came here with his parents when a boy. His first wife was Mary Dunham, and his second was Martha Carman, by whom he had six children: Parvis W., Mary, Charles B., Deborah, Martha, and Freelove. Mrs. Owen was born in Greene county in 1795. Aaron K. Owen died May 15, 1847, and his wife November 7, 1871.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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