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.
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.