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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Indiana Genealogy|Indiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Owen County''' <br>  
  
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Guide to '''Owen County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{INDC}} {{Infobox U.S. County | county = Owen County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1818 | founded date = December 21 | seat = Spencer | building image = | building address = [http://www.owencounty.in.gov/ Owen County Courthouse]<br>Main Street PO Box 146<br>Spencer, IN 47460<br>Phone: 812.829.5015 <br> [http://www.Owencounty.us/ '''Website'''] | adoption_sign = Adoption Indiana Genealogical Society}}  
  
== County Courthouse ==
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== Historical Facts ==
  
[http://www.owencounty.in.gov/ Owen County Courthouse]<br>Main Street PO Box 146<br>Spencer, IN 47460<br>Phone: 812.829.5015 <br>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1819*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1882*</center>
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try... [[Owen County, Indiana#Church_Records|'''Church''']] &#124; [[Owen County, Indiana#Obituaries|'''Obituaries''']] &#124; [[Owen County, Indiana#Cemeteries|'''Cemeteries''']]
  
County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882. <br>County Clerk has marriage and court records from 1819, divorce records from 1832 and probate records from1833. <br>County Recorder has land records from 1819.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Owen County, Indiana 215 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed 21 December 1818 from [[Daviess County, Indiana Genealogy|Daviess]] and [[Sullivan County, Indiana Genealogy|Sullivan]] Counties.<br><ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
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*'''County Seat: ''' Spencer <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Owen County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owen_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>
  
Owen County, Indiana was formed 1 Jan 1819 from Daviess and Sullivan Counties.
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The first county seat was to be on land owned by John Dunn on the bend of White River, but this was quickly relocated to a new location across the river from the land of John Bartholemew. This new site, which became known as Spencer, was approved by the county commissioners at a meeting at John Dunn's house on 12 Feb 1820.
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
Owen County was named for Abraham Owen, a Kentucky officer who was killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe. Some sources refer to him as a colonel, but Blanchard's 1884 county history refers to him as Major Abraham Owen.
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[[Clay County, Indiana Genealogy|Clay]] {{•}} [[Putnam County, Indiana Genealogy|Putnam]] {{•}} [[Morgan County, Indiana Genealogy|Morgan]] {{•}} [[Monroe County, Indiana Genealogy|Monroe]] {{•}} [[Greene County, Indiana Genealogy|Greene]]
  
The county seat, Spencer, derives its name from a Captain Spencer, a Kentucky soldier who was also killed in the same battle.&nbsp;
 
  
==== Parent County  ====
 
  
'''1818--'''Owen County was created 21 December 1818&nbsp;from [[Daviess County, Indiana|Daviess]] and [[Sullivan County, Indiana|Sullivan]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Spencer <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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The first county seat was to be on land owned by John Dunn on the bend of White River, but this was quickly relocated to a new location across the river from the land of John Bartholemew. This new site, which became known as Spencer, was approved by the county commissioners at a meeting at John Dunn's house on 12 Feb 1820.
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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Owen County was named for Abraham Owen, a Kentucky officer who was killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe. Some sources refer to him as a colonel, but Blanchard's 1884 county history refers to him as Major Abraham Owen.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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The county seat, Spencer, derives its name from a Captain Spencer, a Kentucky soldier who was also killed in the same battle.
  
==== Townships ====
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==== Boundary Changes ====
  
The county's original townships were Washington, Franklin, and Montgomery. Various changes were made to townships and township boundaries over the years. Owen County's current townships are as follows:
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For animated maps illustrating Indiana County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ "Rotating Formation Indiana County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1873) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
*Clay: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/claytwp.htm Clay Township] (RootsWeb) | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clay_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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==== Record Loss  ====
*Franklin: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/franktwp.htm Franklin Township] (RootsWeb) | [http://www.city-data.com/township/Franklin-Owen-IN.html City-Data.com] |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Harrison: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/harr.htm Harrison Township] (RootsWeb) | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrison_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Jackson: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/jacktwp.htm Jackson Township History] (RootsWeb) | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Jefferson: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/jeffersontwp.htm Jefferson Township] (RootsWeb) | [http://www.city-data.com/township/Jefferson-Owen-IN.html City-Data.com] |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Jennings:&nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/jenntwp.html Jennings Township History] (RootsWeb) | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennings_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Lafayette: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/lafayetttwp.htm Lafayette Township History] (RootsWeb) | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lafayette_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Marion (formerly Grayson): [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/mariontwp.htm Marion Township History] (RootsWeb) | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Montgomery: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/montgomtwp.htm Montgomery Township History] (RootsWeb) | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montgomery_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Morgan: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/morgantwp.htm Morgan Township History] (RootsWeb) | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Taylor: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/taylort.htm Taylor Township] (RootsWeb) | [http://www.city-data.com/township/Taylor-Owen-IN.html City-Data.com] | [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Taylor-Township-Owen-County-Indiana/104107006291676 Facebook] |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Washington: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/washingttwp.htm Washington Township History] (RootsWeb) | [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-Township-Owen-County-Indiana/105545082812996 Facebook] |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Wayne: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/wayntwp.htm Wayne Township] (RootsWeb) | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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See also:  
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For a list of record loss in Indiana Counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/in-counties/#courthouse Indiana Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/history/township_list.html Townships and Township Lists] (Owen Co. IN GenWeb)
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== Resources  ==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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=== Bible Records ===
  
*Gosport: [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=261676 ePodunk] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gosport,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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=== Biographies ===
*Spencer (county seat): [http://www.spencer.in.gov/ official site] | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=5724 ePodunk] |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spencer,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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Unincorporated:
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*Coal City
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*Freedom
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*Patricksburg
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*Quincy
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See also:
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*[http://www.us-places.com/Indiana/Owen-County.htm Owen County, Indiana Places and People]
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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*[[Clay County, Indiana|Clay]]
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=== Cemeteries  ===
*[[Greene County, Indiana|Greene]]
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*[[Monroe County, Indiana|Monroe]]
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*[[Morgan County, Indiana|Morgan]]
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*[[Putnam County, Indiana|Putnam]]
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== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/cemeteries/index.html Cemeteries] (Owen County INGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/cemeteries/index.html Cemeteries] (Owen County INGenWeb)  
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*[http://indiana.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,cemetery,scfips,18119.cfm Owen County, IN Cemeteries] (IN Home Town Locator)
 
*[http://indiana.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,cemetery,scfips,18119.cfm Owen County, IN Cemeteries] (IN Home Town Locator)
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Census Records ===
  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/in/owen/census/1820/1820cen.txt 1820 census transcription] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/in/owen/census/1820/1820cen.txt 1820 census transcription] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
===== '''''1880'''''  =====
 
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*[http://indgensoc.blogspot.com/2011/01/owen-county-1880-ddd-database-added-to.html Defective, Dependent, &amp; Delinquent Census for Owen County] (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*[http://indgensoc.blogspot.com/2011/01/owen-county-1880-ddd-database-added-to.html Defective, Dependent, &amp; Delinquent Census for Owen County] ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{IN Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/churches/index.html Churches] (Owen County INGenWeb)
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/churches/index.html Churches] (Owen County INGenWeb)
  
==== Court  ====
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{{IN Church End}}
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{{IN Church Repositories|572845}}
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=== Court Records ===
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*[http://www.indianahistory.org/our-collections/collection-guides/owen-county-court-records-1863-1897.pdf Owen County Court Records, 1863-1897] (IN Historical Society)
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*Criminals Convicted in Owen County (1897-1907) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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=== Directories  ===
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*Directory of Businesses in Owen County, Indiana ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
*[http://www.indianahistory.org/our-collections/collection-guides/owen-county-court-records-1863-1897.pdf Owen County Court Records, 1863-1897] (IN Historical Society)
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
  
==== Directories ====
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=== Ethnic and Religious Groups ===
  
*Directory of Businesses in Owen County, Indiana (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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=== Gazetteers  ===
  
==== Genealogies and Biographies  ====
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=== Genealogies and Biographies  ===
  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/biographies/index.html Biographies] (Owen Co. IN GenWeb)<br>  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/biographies/index.html Biographies] (Owen Co. IN GenWeb)<br>  
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ind/owen/bios.html Owen County, Indiana Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ind/owen/bios.html Owen County, Indiana Biographies] (Genealogy Trails)
  
==== Land ====
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=== History ===
 
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office] (Owen County land patents can be searched and retrieved online)
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/deeds/index.html Deeds] (Owen County INGenWeb)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/in/owen/deeds.html Owen County Deeds]&nbsp;(USGenWeb Archives)
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*''Plat Book of Owen County, Indiana''. W.W. Hixson &amp; Company, 192?.
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*Blanchard, Charles, ed. ''Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana: Historical and Biographical''. Chicago: F.A. Battey &amp; Company, 1884. Digital copy in [http://books.google.com/books?id=1VLWAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=Owen+Counties+Indiana&hl=en&ei=WKq9Tb_fBMX40gGRtuDUBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CEYQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books]; may be downloaded in pdf or epub formats. Digital copy in [http://www.archive.org/details/countiesofclayow00blan Internet Archive]; may be read online or downloaded in several formats.  
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*Blanchard, Charles, ed. ''Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana: Historical and Biographical''. Chicago: F.A. Battey ompany, 1884. Digital copy in [http://books.google.com/books?id=1VLWAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=Owen+Counties+Indiana&hl=en&ei=WKq9Tb_fBMX40gGRtuDUBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CEYQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books]; may be downloaded in pdf or epub formats. Digital copy in [http://www.archive.org/details/countiesofclayow00blan Internet Archive]; may be read online or downloaded in several formats.  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/history/index.html History] (Owen County INGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/history/index.html History] (Owen County INGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.owencounty.org/hist1.html History of Owen County] (Owen County Online)  
 
*[http://www.owencounty.org/hist1.html History of Owen County] (Owen County Online)  
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*Peterson, Roger. "[http://www.owen.in.us/owenhist/owenhis2.htm General History of Owen County, Indiana]." (OCHGS site)
 
*Peterson, Roger. "[http://www.owen.in.us/owenhist/owenhis2.htm General History of Owen County, Indiana]." (OCHGS site)
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Land and Property  ===
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{{IN Land}}
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office] (Owen County land patents can be searched and retrieved online)
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/deeds/index.html Deeds] (Owen County INGenWeb)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/in/owen/deeds.html Owen County Deeds](USGenWeb Archives)
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*''Plat Book of Owen County, Indiana''. W.W. Hixson &amp; Company, 192?.
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{{IN Land End}}
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{{IN Land and Property Other Repositories|Owen|470879}}
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=== Maps  ===
  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/indiana/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Indiana]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://www.in.gov/library/2567.htm Owen County Maps] (bibliography from IN State Library)
 
*[http://www.in.gov/library/2567.htm Owen County Maps] (bibliography from IN State Library)
  
==== Miscellaneous  ====
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=== Miscellaneous  ===
  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/diaries/index.html Directories] (Owen County INGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/diaries/index.html Directories] (Owen County INGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/funeral_homes/index.html Funeral Homes] (Owen County INGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/funeral_homes/index.html Funeral Homes] (Owen County INGenWeb)  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/in/owen/dir.html Owen County Directories] (USGenWeb Archives)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/in/owen/dir.html Owen County Directories] (USGenWeb Archives)  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/owen/photos.html Owen County Photographs] (USGenWeb Archives)
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/owen/photos.html Owen County Photographs] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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War of 1812
  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/military/index.html Military] (Owen County INGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/military/index.html Military] (Owen County INGenWeb)  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/owen/military.html Owen County Military] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/in/owen/military.html Owen County Military] (U.S. GenWeb Archives)  
*Veterans in Owen County, Indiana (1913)&nbsp;(members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Veterans in Owen County, Indiana (1913)($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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*Military Service of Residents of Owen County (1775-1848) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
 
'''''Civil War'''''  
 
'''''Civil War'''''  
  
Civil War servicemen from&nbsp;Owen County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in&nbsp;Owen County.  
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Civil War servicemen from Owen County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Owen County.  
  
 
*[[1st Regiment, Indiana Heavy Artillery|1st Regiment]], Indiana Heavy Artillery, Company B  
 
*[[1st Regiment, Indiana Heavy Artillery|1st Regiment]], Indiana Heavy Artillery, Company B  
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Resources:  
 
Resources:  
  
*Burns, Judi,&nbsp;[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/familytrees/mckee_brothers.htm Honorable Careers of Seven Brothers] (Owen County INGenWeb)  
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*Burns, Judi,[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/familytrees/mckee_brothers.htm Honorable Careers of Seven Brothers] (Owen County INGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/diaries/index.html Civil War Diaries of Robert Thomas McKee] (Owen County INGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/diaries/index.html Civil War Diaries of Robert Thomas McKee] (Owen County INGenWeb)  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/in/owen/military.html Company B, Twenty-First Indiana First Heavy Artillery] (under Owen County Military, USGenWeb Archives)<br>  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/in/owen/military.html Company B, Twenty-First Indiana First Heavy Artillery] (under Owen County Military, USGenWeb Archives)<br>  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/ingreene/military/civilwar/cw_mckee/mckee_john_p_cw.htm John P. McKee Civil War Pension Papers] (in Greene County-related site)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/ingreene/military/civilwar/cw_mckee/mckee_john_p_cw.htm John P. McKee Civil War Pension Papers] (in Greene County-related site)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/ingreene/military/civilwar/cw_mckee/mckee_robert_t_cw.htm Robert Thomas McKee Civil War Pension Papers] (in Greene County-related site)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/ingreene/military/civilwar/cw_mckee/mckee_robert_t_cw.htm Robert Thomas McKee Civil War Pension Papers] (in Greene County-related site)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/diaries/index.html Vincent Anderson War Diary] (with index) (Owen County INGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/diaries/index.html Vincent Anderson War Diary] (with index) (Owen County INGenWeb)  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/in/owen/diaries.html Vincent Anderson War Diary] (with index) (USGenWeb Archives)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/in/owen/diaries.html Vincent Anderson War Diary] (with index) (USGenWeb Archives)  
 
*Zollinger, Vivian, ed., "'I Take My Pen in Hand:' Civil War Letters from Owen County Indiana," Indiana Magazine of History, Vol. 93, No. 2 (June 1997, pp. 111-196 [various Owen County soldiers, Owen County 135h, 14th, 19th, 21st, 59th, 97th, 149th Indiana Volunteer Infantries, 1861-1865]. [http://www.indiana.edu/~imaghist/online_content/vcsfrmpst/voices_cvlwr/owencounty.html Abstract and bibliographic citation] | [http://www.indiana.edu/~imhfiles/Civil_War_VFP/Pen_in_Hand.pdf article] (pdf)
 
*Zollinger, Vivian, ed., "'I Take My Pen in Hand:' Civil War Letters from Owen County Indiana," Indiana Magazine of History, Vol. 93, No. 2 (June 1997, pp. 111-196 [various Owen County soldiers, Owen County 135h, 14th, 19th, 21st, 59th, 97th, 149th Indiana Volunteer Infantries, 1861-1865]. [http://www.indiana.edu/~imaghist/online_content/vcsfrmpst/voices_cvlwr/owencounty.html Abstract and bibliographic citation] | [http://www.indiana.edu/~imhfiles/Civil_War_VFP/Pen_in_Hand.pdf article] (pdf)
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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World War II
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
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=== Newspapers  ===
  
 
*[http://gosportexpressnews.com/ Express News], Gosport (current newspaper for Owen, Morgan, and Monroe Cos.)  
 
*[http://gosportexpressnews.com/ Express News], Gosport (current newspaper for Owen, Morgan, and Monroe Cos.)  
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*[http://www.spencereveningworld.com/ Spencer Evening World]&nbsp;(current newspaper)
 
*[http://www.spencereveningworld.com/ Spencer Evening World]&nbsp;(current newspaper)
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Obituaries  ===
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{IN Probate Intro|Owen}}<br>
  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/wills/index.html Wills] (Owen County INGenWeb)
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/wills/index.html Wills] (Owen County INGenWeb)
  
==== Taxation  ====
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{{IN Probate Repositories}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Public Records  ===
  
'''''Births'''''
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==== School Records  ====
  
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/births/index.html Births] (Owen County INGenWeb)
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*Students and Teachers of Spencer High School, Owen County, Indiana (1929, 1930) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])<br>
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*Directory of Teachers for Owen County (1936) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ind/owen/births1882.html Owen County, Indiana Births 1880-1882] (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Voter Registration  ====
  
'''''Deaths'''''
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=== Repositories  ===
  
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/death/index.html Deaths] (Owen County INGenWeb)
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/in-society-archive/ Indiana Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]  
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/in/owen/funeral.htm Funeral Parlor Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
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==== Archives ====
  
*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
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==== County Courthouse  ====
  
*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
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[http://www.owencounty.in.gov/ Owen County Courthouse]<br>Main Street PO Box 146<br>Spencer, IN 47460<br>Phone: 812.829.5015 <br>  
  
<br> '''''Marriages'''''
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County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882. <br>County Clerk has marriage and court records from 1819, divorce records from 1832 and probate records from1833. <br>County Recorder has land records from 1819.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Owen County, Indiana 215 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Bloomington Indiana Family History Center|Bloomington Indiana Family History Center]]
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For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator Family History Center directory].
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==== Societies and Libraries  ====
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*[http://www.owen.in.us/owenhist/owen.htm Owen County, Indiana Historical and Genealogical Society]
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*[http://www.owenlib.org/ Owen County, Indiana Public Library]
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*[http://www.tenoclocklinetreatymuseum.blogspot.com/ Ten O'Clock Line Treaty Museum], Gosport
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==== Museums  ====
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=== Taxation  ===
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{{IN Tax Intro}}
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{{IN Tax End}}
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{{Template:IN Tax Records Repositories|577314}}
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=== Vital Records  ===
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{{IN Vital Intro}}
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==== Births Records  ====
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/births/index.html Births] (Owen County INGenWeb)
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ind/owen/births1882.html Owen County, Indiana Births 1880-1882] (Genealogy Trails)
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==== Marriages Records  ====
  
 
Blanchard's 1884 county history mentions that the first wedding in the county was a double wedding that predates the recording of marriages in the county record books. This was the marriage of two daughters of Philip Hart to James Bigger and Thomas Allen. The date of this marriage is unknown. The first recorded marriage is dated 4 Oct 1819.  
 
Blanchard's 1884 county history mentions that the first wedding in the county was a double wedding that predates the recording of marriages in the county record books. This was the marriage of two daughters of Philip Hart to James Bigger and Thomas Allen. The date of this marriage is unknown. The first recorded marriage is dated 4 Oct 1819.  
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/marriages/index.html Marriages] (Owen County INGenWeb)
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/marriages/index.html Marriages] (Owen County INGenWeb)
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/in/owen/marriages.html Marriages] (USGenWeb Archives)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/in/owen/marriages.html Marriages] (USGenWeb Archives)
  
 
*''Owen County, Indiana Marriage Record 1819-1849''. (No further information). Digital copy in [http://www.archive.org/details/owencountyindian00slsn Internet Archive] (can be read online or downloaded in several formats).
 
*''Owen County, Indiana Marriage Record 1819-1849''. (No further information). Digital copy in [http://www.archive.org/details/owencountyindian00slsn Internet Archive] (can be read online or downloaded in several formats).
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*[http://www.owen.in.us/owenhist/bks123j.htm Owen County, Indiana Marriages Before 1850, Surnames J-Z]<br>
 
*[http://www.owen.in.us/owenhist/bks123j.htm Owen County, Indiana Marriages Before 1850, Surnames J-Z]<br>
  
*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892 - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892-[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7852&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Ancestry.con ]$ <br>
  
*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
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*Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992-[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1674830 FamilySearch] <br>
  
*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959&nbsp; -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
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*Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959-[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397 FamilySearch] <br>
  
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==== Deaths Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/death/index.html Deaths] (Owen County INGenWeb)
  
*[http://www.owen.in.us/owenhist/owen.htm Owen County, Indiana Historical and Genealogical Society]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/in/owen/funeral.htm Funeral Parlor Records] (USGenWeb Archives)
*[http://www.owenlib.org/ Owen County, Indiana Public Library]
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*[http://www.tenoclocklinetreatymuseum.blogspot.com/ Ten O'Clock Line Treaty Museum], Gosport
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 -&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1947977 FamilySearch]
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Archives ]for Death, E-Publication, Institution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
  
== Web Sites<br>  ==
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{{IN Vital Repositories|Monroe|397550}}
  
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Owen|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}<br>  
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=== Web Sites  ===
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*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Owen|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}<br>  
 
*[http://ocpl.webs.com/genealogy.htm Genealogy] (Owen County Public Library)<br>  
 
*[http://ocpl.webs.com/genealogy.htm Genealogy] (Owen County Public Library)<br>  
 
*[http://www.indianahistory.org/our-services/local-history-services/local-history-contacts/owen-county Owen County] (contacts, from Indiana Historical Society)  
 
*[http://www.indianahistory.org/our-services/local-history-services/local-history-contacts/owen-county Owen County] (contacts, from Indiana Historical Society)  
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*[http://www.owen.in.us/ Owen County Interlink]  
 
*[http://www.owen.in.us/ Owen County Interlink]  
 
*[http://www.owencounty.org/index.html Owen County Online]  
 
*[http://www.owencounty.org/index.html Owen County Online]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/in/owen/owen.html Owen County USGenWeb Archives]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/in/owen/owen.html Owen County USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=5624 Profile for Owen County, Indiana] (ePodunk)  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=5624 Profile for Owen County, Indiana] (ePodunk)  
 
*[http://www.spencer.in.gov/about.html Spencer, Indiana]: The Official Website of the Town of Spencer, Indiana
 
*[http://www.spencer.in.gov/about.html Spencer, Indiana]: The Official Website of the Town of Spencer, Indiana
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== Places  ==
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=== Townships  ===
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The county's original townships were Washington, Franklin, and Montgomery. Various changes were made to townships and township boundaries over the years. Owen County's current townships are as follows:
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*Clay: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/claytwp.htm Clay Township] (RootsWeb) | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clay_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Franklin: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/franktwp.htm Franklin Township] (RootsWeb) | [http://www.city-data.com/township/Franklin-Owen-IN.html City-Data.com] |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Harrison: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/harr.htm Harrison Township] (RootsWeb) | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrison_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Jackson: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/jacktwp.htm Jackson Township History] (RootsWeb) | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Jefferson: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/jeffersontwp.htm Jefferson Township] (RootsWeb) | [http://www.city-data.com/township/Jefferson-Owen-IN.html City-Data.com] |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Jennings:[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/jenntwp.html Jennings Township History] (RootsWeb) | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennings_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Lafayette: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/lafayetttwp.htm Lafayette Township History] (RootsWeb) | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lafayette_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Marion (formerly Grayson): [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/mariontwp.htm Marion Township History] (RootsWeb) | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Montgomery: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/montgomtwp.htm Montgomery Township History] (RootsWeb) | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montgomery_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Morgan: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/morgantwp.htm Morgan Township History] (RootsWeb) | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Taylor: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/taylort.htm Taylor Township] (RootsWeb) | [http://www.city-data.com/township/Taylor-Owen-IN.html City-Data.com] | [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Taylor-Township-Owen-County-Indiana/104107006291676 Facebook] |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Washington: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/washingttwp.htm Washington Township History] (RootsWeb) | [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-Township-Owen-County-Indiana/105545082812996 Facebook] |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Wayne: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inowen2/wayntwp.htm Wayne Township] (RootsWeb) | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_Township,_Owen_County,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inowen/history/township_list.html Townships and Township Lists] (Owen Co. IN GenWeb)
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=== Populated Places  ===
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*Gosport: [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=261676 ePodunk] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gosport,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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*Spencer (county seat): [http://www.spencer.in.gov/ official site] | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=5724 ePodunk] |&nbsp;[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spencer,_Indiana Wikipedia]
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Unincorporated:
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*Coal City
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*Freedom
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*Patricksburg
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*Quincy
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See also:
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*[http://www.us-places.com/Indiana/Owen-County.htm Owen County, Indiana Places and People]
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=== Web Sites  ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/indiana/owen-county/ Owen County, IN History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116137955399210084448 Indiana Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/208669295836038/ Indiana Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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Guide to Owen County, Indiana ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Founded December 21, 1818
County Seat Spencer
Courthouse
Address Owen County Courthouse
Main Street PO Box 146
Spencer, IN 47460
Phone: 812.829.5015
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Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
1882*
1819*
1882*
1819
1819
*For earlier dates,

try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

  • Parent Counties: Formed 21 December 1818 from Daviess and Sullivan Counties.
    [1]
  • County Seat: Spencer [2]


Neighboring Counties

Clay  • Putnam  • Morgan  • Monroe  • Greene


Owen CountyGreene CountyLawrence CountyMonroe CountyMorgan CountyHendricks CountyPutnam CountyVigo CountyClay CountySullivan CountyParke CountyVermillion CountyBrown CountyINOwen.JPG


The first county seat was to be on land owned by John Dunn on the bend of White River, but this was quickly relocated to a new location across the river from the land of John Bartholemew. This new site, which became known as Spencer, was approved by the county commissioners at a meeting at John Dunn's house on 12 Feb 1820.

Owen County was named for Abraham Owen, a Kentucky officer who was killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe. Some sources refer to him as a colonel, but Blanchard's 1884 county history refers to him as Major Abraham Owen.

The county seat, Spencer, derives its name from a Captain Spencer, a Kentucky soldier who was also killed in the same battle.

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Indiana County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Indiana County Boundary Maps" (1790-1873) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Indiana Counties see: Indiana Counties with Burned Courthouses

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Cemeteries

Census Records

For tips on accessing Owen County, Indiana Genealogy census records online, see: Indiana Census.


1820
1880

Church Records

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository.


For more information about these major repositories, see Indiana Church Records.


Finding More Church Records

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Owen County, Indiana Genealogy Church Records in online catalogs like:


Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies and Biographies

History

Local Histories

  • Blanchard, Charles, ed. Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. Chicago: F.A. Battey ompany, 1884. Digital copy in Google Books; may be downloaded in pdf or epub formats. Digital copy in Internet Archive; may be read online or downloaded in several formats.
  • History (Owen County INGenWeb)
  • History of Owen County (Owen County Online)
  • Owen County, Indiana. Town and Country Publishing Company, 1977.
  • Owen County, Indiana: A History. Owen County Historical and Genealogical Society, 1994.
  • Peterson, Roger. "General History of Owen County, Indiana." (OCHGS site)

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

After land was transferred from the government to private ownership, subsequent transactions were recorded at the courthouse, where records are currently housed.


See Indiana Land and Property for additional information about early Indiana land grants and patents.


Finding More Land Records

Additional land records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Owen County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:


Maps

Miscellaneous

Military Records

War of 1812

Civil War

Civil War servicemen from Owen County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Owen County.

Resources:

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate Records

In most counties in Indiana, probate records have been kept by the county clerk of the circuit court. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.


  • Wills (Owen County INGenWeb)
Finding More Probate Records

Additional probate records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Owen County, Indiana Genealogy Probate Records in online catalogs like:


Public Records

School Records

Voter Registration

Repositories

See also a List of Indiana Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Archives

County Courthouse

Owen County Courthouse
Main Street PO Box 146
Spencer, IN 47460
Phone: 812.829.5015

County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882.
County Clerk has marriage and court records from 1819, divorce records from 1832 and probate records from1833.
County Recorder has land records from 1819.[3]

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the Family History Center directory.

Societies and Libraries

Museums

Taxation

Indiana tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties.


For more information see the wiki page Indiana Taxation.

Finding More Tax Records

Additional tax records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Owen County, Indiana Genealogy Tax Records in online catalogs like:

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Indiana law in 1882 required registration of births and deaths in counties. The Indiana Department of Health has birth records filed after October 1907 and death records filed after January 1900 for deaths. Copies may be obtained from the county health department or the Indiana State Division of Vital Records. See also How to order Indiana Vital Records or order electronically online.

Marriage licenses were required by counties beginning in 1800. Original marriage records are held at the office of the Owen County, Indiana Genealogy County Clerk with divorce records located with the Owen County, Indiana Genealogy Clerk of Courts.

Births Records

  • Births (Owen County INGenWeb)

Marriages Records

Blanchard's 1884 county history mentions that the first wedding in the county was a double wedding that predates the recording of marriages in the county record books. This was the marriage of two daughters of Philip Hart to James Bigger and Thomas Allen. The date of this marriage is unknown. The first recorded marriage is dated 4 Oct 1819.

  • Franklin, Charles M. Owen County, Indiana Marriages, 1819-1844. Indianapolis: Ye Olde Genealogie Shoppe, 1979. Digital copy in Internet Archive (can be read online or downloaded in several formats).
  • Index to Owen County, Indiana Marriage Records, 1819-1920. Spencer, Indiana: Owen County Historical & Genealogical Society, [2000?].
  • Owen County, Indiana Marriage Record 1819-1849. (No further information). Digital copy in Internet Archive (can be read online or downloaded in several formats).

Deaths Records

  • Deaths (Owen County INGenWeb)
  • Indiana State Digital Archives for Death, E-Publication, Institution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)

Finding Vital Records at Other Repositories

Additional vital records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Owen County, Indiana Genealogy Vital Records in online catalogs like:



Web Sites

Places

Townships

The county's original townships were Washington, Franklin, and Montgomery. Various changes were made to townships and township boundaries over the years. Owen County's current townships are as follows:

See also:

Populated Places

Unincorporated:

  • Coal City
  • Freedom
  • Patricksburg
  • Quincy

See also:

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Owen County, Indiana" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owen_County,_Indiana (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Owen County, Indiana 215 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.

 

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