Patrick Owens (1804-1886) and his wife Julia O’Rourke (1806-1889) had buried four children before they left Ireland with their only surviving child to settle in Quincy, Massachusetts. Theirs is one of a million of emigrant stories  from period of the Great Famine.

Patrick found work in the granite quarries and the couple added an American-born daughter to the family, Rose Anne Owens (1853-1934).

I’m descended from their son, Michael Owens (1841-1910), who as a youth, went to sea and visited exotic lands. He returned to Quincy, started a family and became a granite mogul.

Have a look at the Owens Pedigree Chart to see of you are a cousin, or if we share research interests.

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