Joseph Owen, Jr.

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Joseph Owen, Jr.

Birthplace: Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: circa 1759 (34-43) (Disappeared and never seen again)
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Owen and Elizabeth Owen
Husband of Elizabeth Owen
Father of Jerusha Jane Marsh; Esther Hollis; Elizabeth (Betty) Marsh; Nancy Ann curtis; Sarah Hollis and 2 others
Brother of Elizabeth Owen and John Owen

Occupation: Blacksmith/soldier
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Immediate Family

About Joseph Owen, Jr.

Town Records:

  • Joseph, the son of Joseph Owen & Elizabeth, his wife was born ye 17th August, 1720
  • Joseph Owen junr. & Elizabeth Newcomb, were married April 23d ,1742 - pg.738

Source: Records of the Town of Braintree 1640-1793; Town of Braintree; Randolph, Mass.; Daniel H. Huxford, Printer;1886



He was a soldier as shown by probate records in two counties, Suffolk and Hampshire and had evidently gone to New Salem to settle before entering the army from which he never returned, there being a possibility of his being taken to Canada as a captive in 1759.

S.P.56-38 - Ebenezer Newcomb made administrator of Joseph Owen, husbandman, Jan.11,1760.

56-129, Inventory of Joseph Owen, blacksmith, deceased, Jan.23,1760 taken by John Ruggles, Joseph Field, Thomas Newcomb: Household goods only - includes - To money paid for his wages (in the army?).

57-38 - Estate insolvent and distributed to creditors Dec.5,1760.

Also Hampshire Probate Box 107 #41, Springfield, Jun.26,1759: My son Joseph Owen lately deceased left some estate in New Salem. Desires Richard Marks to be administrator. Administration given Mary Marks wife of Richard Marks of Western (now Warren) Worcester Co. On estate of Joseph Owen of New Salem, Jan.10,1760. Whereas by information for our above said administratrix, there is some ground to hope the above said Joseph Owen is now alive, a prisoner in Canada, and may return, 4 now the delay is allowed.

See Boston Transcript Note 4292, Feb.7, Mar.28, Apr.2, Apr.4,1938.


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Joseph Owen, Jr.'s Timeline

August 17, 1720
Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
June 16, 1747
Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 38