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Aaron Owen
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Birth: 1819
Death: Dec. 18, 1885

He was born in Kentucky and
died in Newton County, AR
Son of William Owen and Susanah Fizer Owen
Husband of Nancy Jane Moody Owen
He was my 3rd great grandpa on my Sparks families*

received the below by email from Everett Mefford..thank you for sharing...
Family Legend #1 about Aaron's cause of death:

At this time Aaron was a minister and also a farmer. It seems a group of Missouri
bushwhackers were on the prowl and came to the farm of Aaron and Jane looking for
food, money, chickens or any other thing that was edible or of value. Aaron was sick
in bed. They told him of their intentions to kill him. He begged to be allowed to lay
on the fire place hearth so it would not make a bloody mess for his wife to have to
clean. They granted him this favor and then killed him on the hearth. It was Dec 18,
1886. This story was passed to me by Aaron's gg-grandson, Stan Taylor, Pastor of the
Lurton Assembly Church at Pelsor, AR.

Family Legend #2 about Aaron's cause of death:

Although Aaron was a primitive Baptist preacher, he was known to "hit the sprits
jug" a little too much on occasion and could be a pretty nasty guy afterwards. He
did this once too often and after coming in drunk and causing a fuss, he passed out
and afterwards his wife Nancy drug him over by the fireplace and poured molten lead
into his ear which killed him. They then made up the story about the
"bushwhackers" and how they were "kind enough" to lay him by the fire
place hearth before putting a bullet in his head. (e.g. lead in his ear]. 
Family links: 
  Nancy "Jane" Jane Moody Owen (1826 - 1914)*
  Rachel Owen Dial (1846 - 1934)*
  Susan Anna Owen Wood (1853 - 1930)*
  Joseph Alexander Owen (1871 - 1953)*
*Calculated relationship
Lone Hill Cemetery
Newton County
Arkansas, USA
Created by: Rosa Cline
Record added: Jan 25, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17680678
Aaron Owen
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Aaron Owen
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Aaron Owen
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Rest is peace gg-granduncle Aaron. Note that there is no documented evidence that his mother's maiden name was Fizer. (Contact me for an explanation)
- William Gorman
 Added: Sep. 27, 2012

- Rosa Cline
 Added: May. 1, 2012
Military service: February 12, 1863, Aaron and his son William were in the First Regiment of the Arkansas Infantry Volunteers (Union), Company C. They were in service from 2/12/1863 until the Regiment was mustered out, probably in 1865.
- Everett Mefford
 Added: May. 1, 2012
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