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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Owen County''' <br>
  
''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Indiana|Indiana]]&nbsp;&gt; Owen County''
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| county = Owen County
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| state = Indiana
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| founded year = 1818
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| founded date = December 21
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| seat = Spencer
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| building address = [http://www.owencounty.in.gov/ Owen County Courthouse]<br>Main Street PO Box 146<br>Spencer, IN 47460<br>Phone: 812.829.5015 <br>
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.owencounty.in.gov/ Owen County Courthouse]<br>Main Street PO Box 146<br>Spencer, IN 47460<br>Phone: 812.829.5015 <br>
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County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882. <br>County Clerk has marriage and court records from 1819, divorce records from 1832 and probate records from1833. <br>County Recorder has land records from 1819.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Owen County, Indiana 215 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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Owen County was named for Abraham Owen, a Kentucky officer who was killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe. Some sources refer to him as a colonel, but Blanchard's 1884 county history refers to him as Major Abraham Owen.  
 
Owen County was named for Abraham Owen, a Kentucky officer who was killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe. Some sources refer to him as a colonel, but Blanchard's 1884 county history refers to him as Major Abraham Owen.  
  
The county seat, Spencer, derives its name from a Captain Spencer, a Kentucky soldier who was also killed in the same battle.&nbsp;
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The county seat, Spencer, derives its name from a Captain Spencer, a Kentucky soldier who was also killed in the same battle.&nbsp;  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss ====
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==== Record Loss ====
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Townships  ====
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The county's original townships were Washington, Franklin, and Montgomery. Various changes were made to townships and township boundaries over the years. Owen County's current townships are as follows:
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*Clay: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/claytwp.htm Clay Township] (RootsWeb) | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clay_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Franklin: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/franktwp.htm Franklin Township] (RootsWeb) | [http://www.city-data.com/township/Franklin-Owen-IN.html City-Data.com] |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Harrison: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/harr.htm Harrison Township] (RootsWeb) | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrison_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Jackson: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/jacktwp.htm Jackson Township History] (RootsWeb) | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Jefferson: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/jeffersontwp.htm Jefferson Township] (RootsWeb) | [http://www.city-data.com/township/Jefferson-Owen-IN.html City-Data.com] |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Jennings:&nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/jenntwp.html Jennings Township History] (RootsWeb) | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennings_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Lafayette: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/lafayetttwp.htm Lafayette Township History] (RootsWeb) | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lafayette_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Marion (formerly Grayson): [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/mariontwp.htm Marion Township History] (RootsWeb) | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Montgomery: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/montgomtwp.htm Montgomery Township History] (RootsWeb) | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montgomery_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Morgan: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/morgantwp.htm Morgan Township History] (RootsWeb) | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Taylor: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/taylort.htm Taylor Township] (RootsWeb) | [http://www.city-data.com/township/Taylor-Owen-IN.html City-Data.com] | [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Taylor-Township-Owen-County-Indiana/104107006291676 Facebook] |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Washington: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/washingttwp.htm Washington Township History] (RootsWeb) | [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-Township-Owen-County-Indiana/105545082812996 Facebook] |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Wayne: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/wayntwp.htm Wayne Township] (RootsWeb) | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/history/township_list.html Townships and Township Lists] (Owen Co. IN GenWeb)
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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*Patricksburg  
 
*Patricksburg  
 
*Quincy
 
*Quincy
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See also:
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*[http://www.us-places.com/Indiana/Owen-County.htm Owen County, Indiana Places and People]
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/cemeteries/index.html Cemeteries] (Owen County INGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/cemeteries/index.html Cemeteries] (Owen County INGenWeb)  
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*[http://www.us-places.com/Indiana/Owen-County.htm Cemeteries] (scroll down for list; Owen County Places and People)
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=851 Find A Grave]: Owen County, Indiana  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=851 Find A Grave]: Owen County, Indiana  
 
*[http://www.mindspring.com/~kellcin/indcem.htm Madaris . . . Buried in Owen County, Indiana Cemeteries]  
 
*[http://www.mindspring.com/~kellcin/indcem.htm Madaris . . . Buried in Owen County, Indiana Cemeteries]  
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/in/owen/census/1820/1820cen.txt 1820 census transcription] (USGenWeb Archives)
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===== '''''1820'''''  =====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/in/owen/census/1820/1820cen.txt 1820 census transcription] (USGenWeb Archives)
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===== '''''1880'''''  =====
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*[http://indgensoc.blogspot.com/2011/01/owen-county-1880-ddd-database-added-to.html Defective, Dependent, &amp; Delinquent Census for Owen County] (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.indianahistory.org/our-collections/collection-guides/owen-county-court-records-1863-1897.pdf Owen County Court Records, 1863-1897] (IN Historical Society)
 
*[http://www.indianahistory.org/our-collections/collection-guides/owen-county-court-records-1863-1897.pdf Owen County Court Records, 1863-1897] (IN Historical Society)
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==== Directories  ====
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*Directory of Businesses in Owen County, Indiana (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
==== Genealogies and Biographies  ====
 
==== Genealogies and Biographies  ====
  
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/biographies/index.html Biographies] (Owen Co. IN GenWeb)
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/biographies/index.html Biographies] (Owen Co. IN GenWeb)<br>
*[http://www.combs-families.org/combs/records/in/owen.htm Combs &amp;c Families of Owen Co., IN]
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*[http://www.combs-families.org/combs/records/in/owen.htm Combs &amp;c Families of Owen Co., IN]  
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/familytrees/index.html Family Trees Index] (Owen Co. IN GenWeb)
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/familytrees/index.html Family Trees Index] (Owen Co. IN GenWeb)  
*[http://www.genealogy.com/genealogy/users/r/a/n/Marion-Dale-Ranard/index.html Marion Dale ("Pete") Ranard of Owen County, Indiana] (Genealogy.com)
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*[http://www.genealogy.com/genealogy/users/r/a/n/Marion-Dale-Ranard/index.html Marion Dale ("Pete") Ranard of Owen County, Indiana] (Genealogy.com)
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/owen/bios.html Owen County Biographies] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/owen/diaries.html Owen County Diaries] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ind/owen/bios.html Owen County, Indiana Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office] (Owen County land patents can be searched and retrieved online)  
 
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office] (Owen County land patents can be searched and retrieved online)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/deeds/index.html Deeds] (Owen County INGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/deeds/index.html Deeds] (Owen County INGenWeb)  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/in/owen/deeds.html Owen County Deeds]&nbsp;(USGenWeb Archives)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/in/owen/deeds.html Owen County Deeds]&nbsp;(USGenWeb Archives)  
 
*''Plat Book of Owen County, Indiana''. W.W. Hixson &amp; Company, 192?.
 
*''Plat Book of Owen County, Indiana''. W.W. Hixson &amp; Company, 192?.
  
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/diaries/index.html Directories] (Owen County INGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/diaries/index.html Directories] (Owen County INGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/funeral_homes/index.html Funeral Homes] (Owen County INGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/funeral_homes/index.html Funeral Homes] (Owen County INGenWeb)  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/in/owen/dir.html Owen County Directories] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/in/owen/dir.html Owen County Directories] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/owen/photos.html Owen County Photographs] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/military/index.html Military] (Owen County INGenWeb)
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/military/index.html Military] (Owen County INGenWeb)
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/owen/military.html Owen County Military] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
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*Veterans in Owen County, Indiana (1913)&nbsp;($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Military Service of Residents of Owen County (1775-1848) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
'''''Civil War'''''  
 
'''''Civil War'''''  
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*Burns, Judi,&nbsp;[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/familytrees/mckee_brothers.htm Honorable Careers of Seven Brothers] (Owen County INGenWeb)  
 
*Burns, Judi,&nbsp;[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/familytrees/mckee_brothers.htm Honorable Careers of Seven Brothers] (Owen County INGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/diaries/index.html Civil War Diaries of Robert Thomas McKee] (Owen County INGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/diaries/index.html Civil War Diaries of Robert Thomas McKee] (Owen County INGenWeb)  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/in/owen/military.html Company B, Twenty-First Indiana First Heavy Artillery] (under Owen County Military, USGenWeb Archives)<br>  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/in/owen/military.html Company B, Twenty-First Indiana First Heavy Artillery] (under Owen County Military, USGenWeb Archives)<br>  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/ingreene/military/civilwar/cw_mckee/mckee_john_p_cw.htm John P. McKee Civil War Pension Papers] (in Greene County-related site)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/ingreene/military/civilwar/cw_mckee/mckee_john_p_cw.htm John P. McKee Civil War Pension Papers] (in Greene County-related site)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/ingreene/military/civilwar/cw_mckee/mckee_robert_t_cw.htm Robert Thomas McKee Civil War Pension Papers] (in Greene County-related site)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/ingreene/military/civilwar/cw_mckee/mckee_robert_t_cw.htm Robert Thomas McKee Civil War Pension Papers] (in Greene County-related site)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/diaries/index.html Vincent Anderson War Diary] (with index) (Owen County INGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/diaries/index.html Vincent Anderson War Diary] (with index) (Owen County INGenWeb)  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/in/owen/diaries.html Vincent Anderson War Diary] (with index) (USGenWeb Archives)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/in/owen/diaries.html Vincent Anderson War Diary] (with index) (USGenWeb Archives)  
 
*Zollinger, Vivian, ed., "'I Take My Pen in Hand:' Civil War Letters from Owen County Indiana," Indiana Magazine of History, Vol. 93, No. 2 (June 1997, pp. 111-196 [various Owen County soldiers, Owen County 135h, 14th, 19th, 21st, 59th, 97th, 149th Indiana Volunteer Infantries, 1861-1865]. [http://www.indiana.edu/~imaghist/online_content/vcsfrmpst/voices_cvlwr/owencounty.html Abstract and bibliographic citation] | [http://www.indiana.edu/~imhfiles/Civil_War_VFP/Pen_in_Hand.pdf article] (pdf)
 
*Zollinger, Vivian, ed., "'I Take My Pen in Hand:' Civil War Letters from Owen County Indiana," Indiana Magazine of History, Vol. 93, No. 2 (June 1997, pp. 111-196 [various Owen County soldiers, Owen County 135h, 14th, 19th, 21st, 59th, 97th, 149th Indiana Volunteer Infantries, 1861-1865]. [http://www.indiana.edu/~imaghist/online_content/vcsfrmpst/voices_cvlwr/owencounty.html Abstract and bibliographic citation] | [http://www.indiana.edu/~imhfiles/Civil_War_VFP/Pen_in_Hand.pdf article] (pdf)
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
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*[http://gosportexpressnews.com/ Express News], Gosport (current newspaper for Owen, Morgan, and Monroe Cos.)
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/newspapers/index.html Newspapers] (Owen County INGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/newspapers/index.html Newspapers] (Owen County INGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/obituaries/index.html Obituaries] (Owen County INGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/obituaries/index.html Obituaries] (Owen County INGenWeb)  
*[http://www.spencereveningworld.com/ Spencer Evening World]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/owen/obits.html Obituaries] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/owen/news.html Owen County Newspapers] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.spencereveningworld.com/ Spencer Evening World]&nbsp;(current newspaper)
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/births/index.html Births] (Owen County INGenWeb)
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/births/index.html Births] (Owen County INGenWeb)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ind/owen/births1882.html Owen County, Indiana Births 1880-1882] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
'''''Deaths'''''  
 
'''''Deaths'''''  
  
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/death/index.html Deaths] (Owen County INGenWeb)
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/death/index.html Deaths] (Owen County INGenWeb)
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/in/owen/funeral.htm Funeral Parlor Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
  
'''''Marriages'''''  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/in/owen/funeral.htm Funeral Parlor Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
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*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
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<br> '''''Marriages'''''  
  
 
Blanchard's 1884 county history mentions that the first wedding in the county was a double wedding that predates the recording of marriages in the county record books. This was the marriage of two daughters of Philip Hart to James Bigger and Thomas Allen. The date of this marriage is unknown. The first recorded marriage is dated 4 Oct 1819.  
 
Blanchard's 1884 county history mentions that the first wedding in the county was a double wedding that predates the recording of marriages in the county record books. This was the marriage of two daughters of Philip Hart to James Bigger and Thomas Allen. The date of this marriage is unknown. The first recorded marriage is dated 4 Oct 1819.  
  
*Franklin, Charles M. ''Owen County, Indiana Marriages, 1819-1844''. Indianapolis: Ye Olde Genealogie Shoppe, 1979. Digital copy in [http://www.archive.org/details/owencountyindian00fran Internet Archive] (can be read online or downloaded in several formats).  
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*Franklin, Charles M. ''Owen County, Indiana Marriages, 1819-1844''. Indianapolis: Ye Olde Genealogie Shoppe, 1979. Digital copy in [http://www.archive.org/details/owencountyindian00fran Internet Archive] (can be read online or downloaded in several formats).
*''Index to Owen County, Indiana Marriage Records, 1819-1920''. Spencer, Indiana: Owen County Historical &amp; Genealogical Society, [2000?].  
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/marriages/index.html Marriages] (Owen County INGenWeb)  
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*''Index to Owen County, Indiana Marriage Records, 1819-1920''. Spencer, Indiana: Owen County Historical &amp; Genealogical Society, [2000?].
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/in/owen/marriages.html Marriages] (USGenWeb Archives)  
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*''Owen County, Indiana Marriage Record 1819-1849''. (No further information). Digital copy in [http://www.archive.org/details/owencountyindian00slsn Internet Archive] (can be read online or downloaded in several formats).  
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/marriages/index.html Marriages] (Owen County INGenWeb)
*[http://www.owen.in.us/owenhist/bks123a.htm Owen County, Indiana Marriages Before 1850, Surnames A-J]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/in/owen/marriages.html Marriages] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*''Owen County, Indiana Marriage Record 1819-1849''. (No further information). Digital copy in [http://www.archive.org/details/owencountyindian00slsn Internet Archive] (can be read online or downloaded in several formats).
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*[http://www.owen.in.us/owenhist/bks123a.htm Owen County, Indiana Marriages Before 1850, Surnames A-J]
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*[http://www.owen.in.us/owenhist/bks123j.htm Owen County, Indiana Marriages Before 1850, Surnames J-Z]<br>
 
*[http://www.owen.in.us/owenhist/bks123j.htm Owen County, Indiana Marriages Before 1850, Surnames J-Z]<br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
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*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
  
 
*[http://www.owen.in.us/owenhist/owen.htm Owen County, Indiana Historical and Genealogical Society]  
 
*[http://www.owen.in.us/owenhist/owen.htm Owen County, Indiana Historical and Genealogical Society]  
*[http://www.owenlib.org/ Owen County, Indiana Public Library]
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*[http://www.owenlib.org/ Owen County, Indiana Public Library]  
 
*[http://www.tenoclocklinetreatymuseum.blogspot.com/ Ten O'Clock Line Treaty Museum], Gosport
 
*[http://www.tenoclocklinetreatymuseum.blogspot.com/ Ten O'Clock Line Treaty Museum], Gosport
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites<br>  ==
 
== Web Sites<br>  ==
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*[http://www.countyhistory.com/owen/start.html Owen County] (Crossroads of America: Early Indiana History)  
 
*[http://www.countyhistory.com/owen/start.html Owen County] (Crossroads of America: Early Indiana History)  
 
*[http://www.in.gov/library/3047.htm Owen County] (family history resources, from Indiana State Library)  
 
*[http://www.in.gov/library/3047.htm Owen County] (family history resources, from Indiana State Library)  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/owen/owen.html Owen County] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/owen/owen.html Owen County] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
 
*[http://ingenweb.org/inowen/ Owen County InGenWeb Project]  
 
*[http://ingenweb.org/inowen/ Owen County InGenWeb Project]  
 
*[http://www.countyhistory.com/owen/ Owen County, Indiana] (County History Preservation Society)  
 
*[http://www.countyhistory.com/owen/ Owen County, Indiana] (County History Preservation Society)  
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*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/in/owen/ Owen County, Indiana Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/in/owen/ Owen County, Indiana Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*[http://www.genealogylinks.net/usa/indiana/owen.htm Owen County, Indiana Genealogy Links] (GenealogyLinks.net)  
 
*[http://www.genealogylinks.net/usa/indiana/owen.htm Owen County, Indiana Genealogy Links] (GenealogyLinks.net)  
*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/county/in-county-owen.html Owen County, Indiana History, Records, Facts, and Genealogy] (Family History 101)  
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*[http://www.familyhistory101.com/county/in-county-owen.html Owen County, Indiana History, Records, Facts, and Genealogy] (n2genealogy)  
 
*[http://gminternal.wordpress.com/category/long-family/ Owen County, Indiana Longs and Other Matters] (Genealogy &amp; History Notes)  
 
*[http://gminternal.wordpress.com/category/long-family/ Owen County, Indiana Longs and Other Matters] (Genealogy &amp; History Notes)  
 
*[http://www.owen.in.us/ Owen County Interlink]  
 
*[http://www.owen.in.us/ Owen County Interlink]  
 
*[http://www.owencounty.org/index.html Owen County Online]  
 
*[http://www.owencounty.org/index.html Owen County Online]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/in/owen/owen.html Owen County USGenWeb Archives]  
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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Owen County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1818 | founded date = December 21 | seat = Spencer | building image = | building address = Owen County Courthouse
Main Street PO Box 146
Spencer, IN 47460
Phone: 812.829.5015

County Courthouse

Owen County Courthouse
Main Street PO Box 146
Spencer, IN 47460
Phone: 812.829.5015

County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882.
County Clerk has marriage and court records from 1819, divorce records from 1832 and probate records from1833.
County Recorder has land records from 1819.[1]

History

Owen County, Indiana was formed 1 Jan 1819 from Daviess and Sullivan Counties.

The first county seat was to be on land owned by John Dunn on the bend of White River, but this was quickly relocated to a new location across the river from the land of John Bartholemew. This new site, which became known as Spencer, was approved by the county commissioners at a meeting at John Dunn's house on 12 Feb 1820.

Owen County was named for Abraham Owen, a Kentucky officer who was killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe. Some sources refer to him as a colonel, but Blanchard's 1884 county history refers to him as Major Abraham Owen.

The county seat, Spencer, derives its name from a Captain Spencer, a Kentucky soldier who was also killed in the same battle. 

Parent County

1818--Owen County was created 21 December 1818 from Daviess and Sullivan Counties.
County seat: Spencer [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Townships

The county's original townships were Washington, Franklin, and Montgomery. Various changes were made to townships and township boundaries over the years. Owen County's current townships are as follows:

See also:

Populated Places

Unincorporated:

  • Coal City
  • Freedom
  • Patricksburg
  • Quincy

See also:

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Owen County, Indiana Genealogy census records online, see: Indiana Census.

1820
1880

Church

Court

Directories

Genealogies and Biographies

Land

Local Histories

  • Blanchard, Charles, ed. Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. Chicago: F.A. Battey & Company, 1884. Digital copy in Google Books; may be downloaded in pdf or epub formats. Digital copy in Internet Archive; may be read online or downloaded in several formats.
  • History (Owen County INGenWeb)
  • History of Owen County (Owen County Online)
  • Owen County, Indiana. Town and Country Publishing Company, 1977.
  • Owen County, Indiana: A History. Owen County Historical and Genealogical Society, 1994.
  • Peterson, Roger. "General History of Owen County, Indiana." (OCHGS site)

Maps

Miscellaneous

Military

Civil War

Civil War servicemen from Owen County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Owen County.

Resources:

Newspapers

Probate

  • Wills (Owen County INGenWeb)

Taxation

Vital Records

Births

Deaths

  • Indiana State Digital Achives for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)


Marriages

Blanchard's 1884 county history mentions that the first wedding in the county was a double wedding that predates the recording of marriages in the county record books. This was the marriage of two daughters of Philip Hart to James Bigger and Thomas Allen. The date of this marriage is unknown. The first recorded marriage is dated 4 Oct 1819.

  • Franklin, Charles M. Owen County, Indiana Marriages, 1819-1844. Indianapolis: Ye Olde Genealogie Shoppe, 1979. Digital copy in Internet Archive (can be read online or downloaded in several formats).
  • Index to Owen County, Indiana Marriage Records, 1819-1920. Spencer, Indiana: Owen County Historical & Genealogical Society, [2000?].
  • Owen County, Indiana Marriage Record 1819-1849. (No further information). Digital copy in Internet Archive (can be read online or downloaded in several formats).


Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Owen County, Indiana 215 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).