I've never seen the George Owens (sons) pension applications (at least that I can now recall). Frontier legend William Grills had a suit pending at the time of his death against George Owens. Grills, whose diary author Allan W. Eckert quotes in his historical novel, THE FRONTIERSMEN.
I called Eckert back in 1978
trying to gain access to the Journal of William Grills, but after a long search
(which included posting a reward to the reference librarians at Google Beta), we
had not been able to locate it at the time of Eckert's death. Grills was a real frontiersman, however, who
had lived among the Shawnees and Ottawas and whose name is there periodically in
the early Jefferson Country Va/Ky records.
Just one of many records I
always figured would surface after internet access became common. I guess I was
I went to Scott County, Indiana, long ago in search of the
Owens/Meranda records. Although they gave me access to the records, they were
not well organized and I spent a long time there finding mention in the order
books but unable to ascertain the locations of the corresponding court cases, if
they still existed.
William Grills' suit against George Owens is in the Archives in Frankfort (Old Jefferson County Va/Ky Common Law Court records) and includes a bill of lading for various expenses hunting, etc.
Friday, November 30, 2012
This is a new blog, prompted by comments on our bookblog, concerning the genealogies of John Owens, Sr. and Jr., of early western Pennsylvania and their descendants who ranged into Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, and pretty much now across the United States.
In INDIAN BLOOD, volumes I and II, we presented a lot of the documentation and genealogies, as we found them. Let's start now with the comments from the bookblog: