IOOF - Hugh Pearce Owens, age 66, born in Wales, died in Salem of epilepsy & paralysis, "Hugh Owens was a true friend, a kind neighbor, a good man".
1850 KY CENSUS -Hugh Owens, age 30, occupation blacksmith, b. Wales, is enumerated with Alexandria Owens, age 18, b. Austria. They are enumerated in the home of They are enumerated in the home of Catherine Uzafovage, age 41, b. Poland, along with Charles Uzafovage, age 13, b. New York, Veronica Manning, age 20, b. Poland, Frank Manning, age 35, occupation bookbinder, b. New York, Sarah A. Manning, age 1, b. Kentucky, Ellen Wallace, age 22, b. Kentucky, Elizabeth Medlicott, age 18,. b. Ireland, and Louisa Uzafovage, age 11. b. Kentucky.
BIOGRAPHICAL: "Hugh Owens was a well known merchant of South Salem, about where the Daue (grocery) store is now. He platted the Owens addition there".
From Bits for Breakfast, by R. J. Hendricks in Oregon Statesman 23 Mar 1941 4:1.