Richard Owings (1738 - 1786) MP

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Birthplace: St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore County, Province of Maryland, (Present USA)
Death: Died in Leesburg, Loudon County, Virginia, United States
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About Richard Owings

Rev. Richard Owings 1 2 3 4 Born: 13 Nov 1738, Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) Marriage: Rachel Owings in 1759 Died: 7 Oct 1786, Leesburg, Loudoun, Virginia, United States at age 47 Buried: Old Stone Methodist Church Cemetery, Leesburg, Loudoun, Virginia, United States 5

 Research Notes: 

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 27-41:

"SIGNERS FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE COUNTY SEAT TO BALTIMORE TOWN (1768)...

"...Thomas Cockey...Joshua Owings...Charles Ridgely... Samuel Owings... John Cockey... Thomas Gist, Jr….Benjamin Wells, Charles Wells... George Wells... (Petition endorsed by Benjamin Rogers)… "…Caleb Warfield, Nathaniel Stinchcomb... William Coale...Christopher Randall, Jr.... J. Cockey Owings... William Wells, Jr.... Amon Butler…John Colegate…Absalom Butler…William Wells...Samuel Coale…Thomas Stansbury…John Stinchcome…(Petition endorsed by Benjamin Rogers) "…Richard Colegate…Thomas Stansbury, Thomas Cole, Jr….(Petition endorsed by John Hall and John Merryman, Sr.) "…Edward Talbott... John Stinchcomb, Edward Cockey... Benjamin Talbott... Thomas Cole…(Petition endorsed by Andrew Buchanan) "…Edward Owings…Charles Ridgely (son William)... (Petition endorsed by Jonathan Plowman) "Elisha Dorsey... (Petition endorsed by Charles Rogers) "…Alexander Wells, Nathaniel Owings...Stephen Hart Owings…(Petition endorsed by Alexander Wells) "…Nathaniel Stinchcomb, Sr., Thomas Wells…Richard Wells…(Petition endorsed by Dr. William Lyon) "...Lott Owings... Anthony Arnold... John Calvert (Petition endorsed by William Lux and Benjamin Rogers) "…Richard Owings... William Cockey.(Petition endorsed by Joseph Cromwell, Sr.) "... John Talbott (son Edward)... William Worthington…Larkin Randall…Bale Owings…John Fishpaw…Richard Cole…(Petition endorsed by John Merryman, Jr. and John Leet) "…Edward Dorsey (of BC), Nicholas Dorsey, Jr….Edward Talbot… Vachel Dorsey... Christopher Owings, Richard Owings... William Arnold… Edward Dorsey (son John)... Lancelott Dorsey, Charles Dorsey (son Nathan), Ely Dorsey... Henry Dorsey... James Dorsey… Charles Dorsey… Nicholas Dorsey, Sr…. (Petition endorsed by George Ogg) "…Edmund Talbott… (Petition endorsed by Thomas Jones) "… Samuel Owings (of Thomas)… (Petition endorsed by Abraham Walker and Benjamin Rogers) "… Samuel Dorsey, Jr.... (Petition endorsed by Moses Galloway) "… Joshua Owings, Jr.... (Petition not endorsed) "… Samuel Owings... John Wells... (Petition endorsed by Daniel Bowers) "… Thomas Owings… (Petition endorsed by George Risteau and Benjamin Rogers)

 Burial Notes: 

Memorial plaque inscription: In Memory of Richard Owings First native born Methodist local preacher, born November 13, 1738, Baltimore county, Maryland. Died October 7, 1786, Leesburg, Virginia and was buried on this spot. He was converted under the ministry of Robert Strawbridge and received on trial in 1775. He served Baltimore Circuit, 1775 and was a local preacher in Maryland, 1776-1786. As a local preacher he travelled extensively in the fall of 1783. He was the first Methodist preacher to cross the entire range of the Allegheny Mountains, unfurling the standard of the cross in Redstone, Pennsylvania and gathering a class which became the Redstone Circuit. Ordained deacon in 1786. He served Fairfax Circuit May 21, 1786 to October 7, 1786, during which time he was pastor of the "Old Stone" Methodist Church which stood within the bounds of this cemetery.

Erected by Virginia Methodist Historical Society May 1, 1968


Richard married Rachel Owings, daughter of John Owings and Hannah Stinchcomb, in 1759. (Rachel Owings was born on 11 Nov 1737 in Baltimore Co., Maryland, (United States) and died after Aug 1813 in Bourbon Co., Kentucky.)



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1 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi. Rec. Date: 25 Aug 2001, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2492193&id=I2607.

2 Peden, Henry C., Jr, Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774. (Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1989.)

3 Website - Genealogy, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/southern/owings.html .

4 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi. Rec. Date: 25 Aug 2001, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rakeswells&id=I1120.

5 www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=41&GScid=2236834&GRid=23617959&.

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Rev. Richard Owings's Timeline

1738
November 13, 1738
St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore County, Province of Maryland, (Present USA)
1750
March 14, 1750
Age 11
MD, USA
1759
1759
Age 20
1764
1764
Age 25
Minnesota, USA
1786
October 17, 1786
Age 47
Leesburg, Loudon County, Virginia, United States
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St. Thomas, Baltimore, Maryland
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Leesburg, Loudon County, Virginia, United States