Owen, Thomas Harvey
25 June 1797–27 Feb. 1880. Farmer, stockman, ferry boat owner, religious professor, clergyman. Born in Buncombe Co., North Carolina. Son of Mosby Owen. Moved to Frankfort Township, Franklin Co., Illinois, 1816. Married Mary Paine Wren, 2 Apr. 1818. Moved six miles east of Carthage, Hancock Co., Illinois, 1831. Represented Hancock Co. in Illinois House of Representatives, 1834–1836, 1842–1844. Represented Hancock Co. in Illinois Senate, 1836–1838. Appointed elisor in trial of those accused of murdering JS and Hyrum Smith, 1845. Moved to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., 1846, and appointed postmaster. Moved to California, 1849–1850. Moved to Solano Co., California. Elected to California legislature, 1852. Moved to Zem Zem, Lake Co., California, 1867; to Coyote Valley, Lake Co., by June 1870; and to Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., California, 1876. Died in Santa Rosa.