Memoirs of Georgia, Vol. II, Atlanta, Ga., page 925
Published by The Southern Historical Association in 1895
J. M. Owens, farmer, Mountville, Troup Co., Ga., son of Daniel
and Mary (Prather) Owens, was born in Troup county in 1847.
His paternal grandfather, Henry Owens, was a native of Ireland,
and came to America before the revolutionary war, in which he
served as a soldier in the patriot army. Mr. Owens� father was
born in South Carolina, came to Georgia in ox-carts, in 1832,
and settled where Mountville now stands; and the next year
moved to the place on which Mr. Owens now lives. His mother
was also born in South Carolina, and was the daughter of John
and Mary Prather, of Scotch descent, born in South Carolina.
When the family came to Georgia his mother rode the entire
distance on horseback. Mr. Owens was reared a farmer, and
farming has been his life-occupation. His limited schooling
was restricted to the common schools of the rural districts.
In 1864 he enlisted in Company A, Thirty-seventh Georgia
regiment, but as hostilities ceased soon afterward, his service
was of short duration, and not extra arduous. After the war he
resumed farming operations, in which he has been prosperous,
and is considered one of the best farmers in the county.
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