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 William Owston

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William Owston

  • Birth 30 May 1803 England
  • Death 15 Sep 1866 Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot Sunnyside Section, Lot 16
  • Memorial ID 32898069

William Owston of Delaware, Ohio was the ancestor of the largest group of Owston families in the United States.

The son of Thomas Owston and Ann Hunter, he was born at Sherburn, East Riding, Yorkshire and christened at the same place on June 5, 1803.

He was married three times:

1. to Jane Spink at Rillington, East Riding, Yorkshire on December 10, 1825. All of his children were born to this union.

2. to Betsey Burnham on January 3, 1854 at Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio, USA.

3. to Elizabeth Ann Kolbflesh, the widow of Seneca Perry Wentz, on September 6, 1865 at Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio, USA.

He came to New York circa 1831 and settled in Delaware, Ohio circa 1833.

A stone mason by trade, he built many of the early buildings in Delaware, Ohio.

His children included:

Mary Ann Owston Maxwell
Margaret Owston
Martha J. Owston Kruck
Thomas Hunter Owston
Henry H. Owston
William Harrison Owston
Charles Vickerman Owston



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  • Created by: Dr. James M. Owston
  • Added: 13 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32898069
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Owston (30 May 1803–15 Sep 1866), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32898069, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Dr. James M. Owston (contributor 47059231) .