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O'NEAL Seek info and proof! on Samuel Edwin ONeal d. 1847 in Fairfax, SC, grandson of Hugh ONeall from Ireland?  Samuel Edwin ONeal married Charlotte Riley. Children: Parker,  Thomas Miles, James T., William Owen, Samuel, John, Nancy, Judith, Elizabeth, Mary Jane.  9 Oct. 1999.  S. R. Brooks  
OWENS   Looking for information on and descendants of Solomon Owens, c1740-1818, who lived in southern Barnwell District c1782 (or earlier) to his death there in 1818. Solomon was active on juries, road maintenance, and civil litigation in Winton/Barrnwell, as well as a substantial planter of cotton and stockman of swine and cattle. He and his wife Margaret had at least five children, listed in his 1818 will: William (m Sarah Overstreet), Stephen (m Elizabeth ?), and John (Jr.--?) (m Elizabeth ?), with Susannah (m Wm Hargroves) and Martha (m Rigdon). Stephen, my GGGGgrandfather, settled in the "Jackson's Branch" area as a cotton planter. William and John sued his estate after his death, effectivly depriving Stephen's widow and children (at least one minor) of any inheritance. Stephen's children: Solomon, b1794 (m Sarah ?), Branwick, b 1796 (m Nancy Celia Williams), Jane, b c1800, Margaret Ann, b c1803 (m George W. Allen), Thomas, b c1805, Mary Mahala, b 1810, Stephen Wesley, b 1814, Eliza, b1815. Branwick moved to Beaufort Distr, Solomon and Stephen Wesley to Gadsden County, Florida. Don't know about Jane or Margaret Ann. Others married in Barnwell Distr/Allendale Co.......I feel like I am the only person researching this line. Would like any info and encouragement. 12 April 2001 Scott W. Owens 
 OWENS   I noticed that in Mills' Atlas that "Owen's Store" was at the location of present Fairfax, indeed some roads are almost exactly as they were in 1825.   Now I read on the First Baptist Church of Fairfax history that the community was earlier known as Owens Crossroads. Might there be a Fairfax community  history which details the early Owens settlers there?

Mills' Atlas give the location of numerous "meeting houses" (identified as MH on the maps) in Barnwell, and my GGGgrandfather even uses a meeting house as a part of land description in his 1823 will, not shown on Mills' Atlas. Are these churches, community centers, or what?

27 Sept. 2003

 Scott W. Owens 

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