Owen Family Graves in Chepachet, RI

Acotes Hill Cemetery in Chepachet, RI (Historical Cemetery #23)
OWEN
Benjamin Owen was a descendant of Samuel & Priscilla (Belcher) Owen who emigrated from Wales to New England in 1685.
Benjamin Owen
1794 - 1869
His Wife
Betsey Brown
1804 - 1855
1899
Benjamin T. Owen
1848 - 1919
Solomon A. Owen
1856 - 1922
Amey L. Dexter
1857 - 1921
1899
Benjamin T. Owen
1848 - 1919
Solomon A. Owen
1856 - 1922
Amey L. Dexter
1857 - 1921
Edward J. Moore
1874 - 1936
His Wife
Nellie Owen
1878 - 1946
Their Daughter
Dorothy E. Moore
1910 - 1933
Their Children  [children of Benjamin and Betsey (Brown) Owen]
John B. F.
1835 - 1836
Alfred H.
1838 - 1839
Infant Son
1844 - 1844
Susan E.
1842 - 1862
Lawton Owen
1789 - 1871
Marcy Owen
His Wife
1792 - 1833
Their Children
Mary B. Owen
1816 - 1819
Sabin Owen
1828 - 1843
James M. Owen
1819 - 1890
Lawton Owen
1789 - 1871
Marcy Owen
His Wife
1792 - 1833
Their Children
Mary B. Owen
1816 - 1819
Sabin Owen
1828 - 1843
James M. Owen
1819 - 1890
Charles H. Rose
1850 - 1896

Ellen J. Rose
His Wife
1849 - 1929

Their Infant Daughter
Born & Died 1874

Sabin A. Owen
1847 - 1897
Flora M. Owen
His Wife
1855 - 1917
Walter B. Owen
1876 - 1931
Helen M. Goddard
His Wife
1884 - 1917
Nellie Crandall
His Wife
1886 - 1959
Job Owen
1821 - 1905
Cordelia S. Owen
His Wife
1829 - 1893
Their Son
Walter B. Owen
1859 - 1872
William W. Owen
1859 - 1953
James M. Owen
Born
March 5, 1819.
Died
July 24, 1890.

Weep Not, He Is At Rest

B. T. Owen
[The same James M. Owen mentioned on the monument]

FISH
Frederick Thomas
Aug. 9, 1895 - Aug. 21, 1993
Helen Owen Moore
July 4, 1898 - Nov. 21, 1993
[Helen Owen Moore was the daughter of Edward and Nellie (Owen) Moore.]
 

NOTES from the photographer Margaret E. Potter: These are not all of the Owen family photos in Hist. Cem. #23--I'm sure there are others.  These are just all that I found in the short time that I had.

The initial photos are of an Owen family monument, which has inscriptions on 4 sides.  This monument says that "Benjamin Owen was a descendant of Samuel & Priscilla (Belcher) Owen who emigrated from Wales to New England in 1685."  This information was apparently based on a family genealogy prepared sometime in the 1850s which may be erroneous.

Benjamin T. Owen was a marble sculptor who, I believe, is the person who sculpted many, if not all, of the Owen monuments/gravestones in Acotes Hill Cemetery.  He is definitely the person who contributed the funds for the Owen Soldiers Monument that stands in North Scituate, RI.  Information about that monument, commemorating Scituate men who died in the Civil War, and about Benjamin, is already on the Rootsweb RI website.


 Images, information & transcription by Margaret E. Potter, 2004

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