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Joseph Porter Owenby
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Birth: Feb. 22, 1788
Rutherford County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 15, 1875
La Plata
Macon County
Missouri, USA

Joseph P. Ownbey was one of the first settlers in Morrow Township, Macon County, Missouri. In 1832 he was in "Owenbey Settlement," where Bloomington, Mo. is now. Joseph later purchased land in La Plata, which extended south to the cemetery. He buried his wife, Hannah, here in 1847. Hers was the first grave in the La Plata Cemetery (Original Block 4 Row 7) and when Joseph died, he was buried beside her.

Joseph Porter Ownbey was too old to serve in the Civil War, but furnished another man a horse, saddle and bridle to go.

Joseph and his wife Hannah Wright had nine children. 
Family links: 
  John Ownbey (1735 - 1824)
  Nancy Porter Ownbey (1743 - 1818)
  Hannah Wright Owenby (1790 - 1847)
  Canada Ownbey (1811 - 1894)*
  Joseph Porter Ownbey (1815 - ____)*
  Powell Ownbey (1826 - 1897)*
  James Ownbey (1761 - 1850)*
  Elizabeth Ownbey Owenby (1763 - ____)*
  Ambrose Ownbey (1770 - ____)*
  Arthur Ownbey (1771 - 1861)*
  Porter Owenby (1774 - 1853)*
  Thomas Ownbey (1776 - ____)*
  John Ownby (1781 - 1869)*
  Nancy Ann Ownbey Hills (1784 - 1852)*
  Joseph Porter Owenby (1788 - 1875)
  Nicholas Ownbey (1794 - 1873)*
*Calculated relationship
La Plata Cemetery
La Plata
Macon County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Original Block 4 Row 7
Maintained by: rchaprave
Originally Created by: Devastated Land Owner in...
Record added: Aug 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41228941
Joseph Porter Owenby
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Joseph Porter Owenby
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- Blytha & Donald Ellis
 Added: Jul. 12, 2014
May you rest in peace.
- Adora Donato Croft
 Added: Apr. 28, 2013
Children of Joseph & Hannah: Canada, Joseph Porter, John, Ambrose, James, Powell, Elizabeth, Nancy and Louise.
- Devastated Land Owner in NEMO.
 Added: Aug. 12, 2012
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