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Rebecca Wade Owen
Birth: 1629
Death: Dec. 9, 1711
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA

Rebecca Wade Owen was the daughter of Robert and Jemima Wade of Windsor, Ct. Her husband John Owen is considered one of the founding settlers of Windsor. One of their great, great, great-grandsons was John Brown who led the abolitionist raid on Harper's Ferry in 1859, one of the events that led to the Civil War.

The exact location of Rebecca Wade Owen's grave is not recorded, but her husband John was buried in this cemetery, so it is very likely she was interred there as well (however, a search conducted on July 15, 2013 by a Find A Grave member could not locate a grave for a photo request).

Rebecca's husband John Owen was born Dec. 25, 1624, Oswestry, Shropshire, England and died Feb. 18 (or 1?), 1698/9, Windsor, CT. He first landed in Massachusetts and then arrived in Windsor, CT., ca. 1641-2.

Rebecca and John married 3 Oct. 1650 at Windsor.

- Josiah, I (b. Sept. 8 1651);
- John (b. 5 Nov. 1652, died as an infant);
- John (b. April 23, 1654; d. Jan 15 1670);
- Nathan (b. Aug. 9, 1656);
- Daniel (b. March 28, 165 ;
- Joseph (Oct. 23, 1660);
- Mary (b. Dec. 5, 1662);
- Benjamin (b. Sept 20, 1664; d. May 26 1665);
- Rebecca (b. March 28, 1666);
- Obadiah (b. Dec 12, 1667);
- Isaac (b. May 27, 1670 Windsor, CT; d. Jun. 13, 1736, Simsbury, CT.; he married on Dec. 20, 1694 Sarah Holcomb, b. Feb. 1, 1673; d. Jan. 22, 1763, daughter of Benajah Holcomb and Sarah Eno.

---- Children of Isaac and Sarah Owen:
---- Sarah, married Ephraim Phelps, Jr.;
---- Eunice;
---- Deborah, married James Eno IV;
---- Rebecca, possibly married Matthew Copley, Jr.;
---- Ann(a), married David Higley, son of Brewster Higley and Esther Holcomb;
---- Ens. Isaac, married Mary Ellsworth;
---- Elijah, married Hannah Higley, daughter of Brewster Higley and Esther Holcomb (Elijah and Hannah's daughter Hannah married Capt. John BROWN and was the grandmother of JOHN BROWN of Harper's Ferry fame).


What follows is John Brown's genealogy from the arrival of his Brown ancestors in the colonies.

- The great, great, great-grandparents of famed abolitionist John Brown were Peter and Mary (Gillet) Brown. Their son John was born in 1668, and he later married Elizabeth Loomis.

- John and Elizabeth (Loomis) Brown's son John was born in 1700, and he later married Mary Eggleston.

- John and Mary (Eggleston) Brown's son John was born in 1728, and he later married Hannah Owens (great-granddaughter John Owen and Rebecca Wade).

- Hannah (Owens) Brown's husband John lost his life serving in the Revolutionary War as Captain of "Train Band 9" of the 18th Connecticut regiment. The 48-year-old captain's widow had already given birth to 10 other children by the time of her husband's demise in 1776.

- It was probably in the early 1790's when one of John and Hannah's sons, Owen Brown, married Ruth, daughter of Gideon Mills. And when Owen and Ruth moved down to Ohio in 1805, they had already been parents of a half-dozen children.

Their four known children
1. Salmon (#1) was born to Owen and Ruth; and he died later in 1796. Another Salmon was later born to the family.
2. Levi Blakeslee was adopted by Owen and Ruth when he was only two years old.
3. An infant son of Owen and Ruth died at birth.
4. JOHN BROWN was born to Owen and Ruth in 1800.

Family links: 
  John Owen (1622 - 1698)
  Josiah Owen (1651 - 1722)*
  Mary Owen Williams (1662 - 1712)*
  Obadiah Owen (1667 - 1751)*
  Isaac Owen (1670 - 1736)*
*Calculated relationship
Palisado Cemetery
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Created by: Steven Showers
Record added: Jan 07, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103259647
Rebecca <i>Wade</i> Owen
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9th Great Grandmother through son Josiah
- Kip L Keckler
 Added: Sep. 11, 2016
9th Great Grandmother through son Obidiah.
- P. Hamilton
 Added: Jul. 8, 2016
10th generation Grand son
- Richard K. Owen
 Added: Jul. 6, 2016
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