John Owens I born about 1720 most likely in Ireland; his son is said to be Irish (see image)
In 1744 Logstown, Pennsylvania John Owens Sr. witnessed a transfer of land. He may have married the Half King's daughter around this time?
Unlicensed Indian Trader Shawneetown now Greenup County, Kentucky 1747-1748.
John Owens Sr. was at Logstown, Pennsylvania and witnessed a 1751 Treaty with the Indians
John Owens Sr. was a trader working for Croghan in Aughwick, Pennsylvania in 1754.
The only mention I've found of John Owens Sr.'s wife is in this Pennsylvania Gazette Article 1756.
John Owens losses during the French and Indian Wars 1756 as reported to the Ohio Company.
In 1758 said to have been a guide for Bouquet.
John I at Fort Pitt in 1761 with a woman, no children. Likely Indian wife. I wonder if he actually had any children with her that carried the Owens name?
John Owens purchased property in Bedford, Pennsylvania in 1762. The property was located on the trading path.
John Owens I explains his title to land.
We know John Owens Sr. was still living in 1769 when he is granted some land.
A transcript of a 1772 Deed seems to suggest John Owens Sr. was still living in 1772 (although there is some disagreement about when this deed was made? May have been earlier?)
We need to fill in this timeline gap for John Owens Sr.
A 1781 Taxlist for Washington County, Pennsylvania mentioning a Judith Owens might refer to John Owens Sr.'s Widow and suggests he was dead by 1781