William Owens was the son of William and Eleanor Evans Owens. He was born at Marianshire, North Wales. He was baptized on November 30, 1848 at Fistinog, Wales, by David Eames.
William came to America with his parents in the spring of 1849. He was stricken with cholera while on the boat going up the Mississippi River. He died and was buried on the banks of the river on May 8, 1849.
Written by Lucy W. Wright