||Seek info and proof! on Samuel Edwin ONeal d. 1847 in Fairfax,
SC, grandson of Hugh ONeall from Ireland? Samuel Edwin ONeal married
Charlotte Riley. Children: Parker, Thomas Miles, James T., William
Owen, Samuel, John, Nancy, Judith, Elizabeth, Mary Jane. 9 Oct.
||S. R. Brooks
|| Looking for information on and descendants of Solomon Owens,
c1740-1818, who lived in southern Barnwell District c1782 (or earlier) to
his death there in 1818. Solomon was active on juries, road maintenance,
and civil litigation in Winton/Barrnwell, as well as a substantial planter
of cotton and stockman of swine and cattle. He and his wife Margaret had
at least five children, listed in his 1818 will: William (m Sarah Overstreet),
Stephen (m Elizabeth ?), and John (Jr.--?) (m Elizabeth ?), with Susannah
(m Wm Hargroves) and Martha (m Rigdon). Stephen, my GGGGgrandfather, settled
in the "Jackson's Branch" area as a cotton planter. William and John sued
his estate after his death, effectivly depriving Stephen's widow and children
(at least one minor) of any inheritance. Stephen's children: Solomon, b1794
(m Sarah ?), Branwick, b 1796 (m Nancy Celia Williams), Jane, b c1800, Margaret
Ann, b c1803 (m George W. Allen), Thomas, b c1805, Mary Mahala, b 1810, Stephen
Wesley, b 1814, Eliza, b1815. Branwick moved to Beaufort Distr, Solomon and
Stephen Wesley to Gadsden County, Florida. Don't know about Jane or Margaret
Ann. Others married in Barnwell Distr/Allendale Co.......I feel like I am
the only person researching this line. Would like any info and encouragement.
12 April 2001
||Scott W. Owens
|| I noticed that in Mills' Atlas that "Owen's Store" was at the location
of present Fairfax, indeed some roads are almost exactly as they were in
1825. Now I read on the First Baptist Church of Fairfax history that
the community was earlier known as Owens Crossroads. Might there be a Fairfax
community history which details the early Owens settlers there?
Mills' Atlas give the location of numerous "meeting houses" (identified as
MH on the maps) in Barnwell, and my GGGgrandfather even uses a meeting house
as a part of land description in his 1823 will, not shown on Mills' Atlas.
Are these churches, community centers, or what?
27 Sept. 2003
| Scott W. Owens