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Joseph Perry OWEN
Julia Ann BRIGHT
Nancy J. Elizabeth SWORDS
Husband:  Joseph Perry OWEN
Birth:  26 Mar 1843, MS
Death:  2 Aug 1920, Algoma, Pontotoc Co., MS
Disposition:  buried Williams Cemetery, Pontotoc, Pontotoc Co., MS
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Thomas Bracket OWEN (1805-1888) of GA
Mother:  Mary S. HUNT (1808-1884) of GA
Marriage-1:  14 Dec 1869, Pontotoc Co., MS
Wife-1:  Julia Ann BRIGHT
Birth:  15 Aug 1846, AL
Death:  10 Apr 1896, Pontotoc Co., MS
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Charles Pate BRIGHT (1810-1854)
Mother:  [Mary] Ann / Anna BENNETT (1815-1894)
Stepfather:  James A. SAUSMAN
Marriage-2:  4 Sep 1898, Pontotoc Co., MS
Wife-2:  Nancy J. Elizabeth "Lizzie" SWORDS
Birth:  Oct 1853, MS
Death apparently:  1920-30, Algoma, Pontotoc Co., MS
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m1.  16 Oct 1822, Pontotoc Co., MS, Elijah H. BROWNING (1860-1885)
Other Child:  Ala J. BROWNING, b. Jun 1885, MS; m. James F. OWEN
Father:  Andrew Jackson SWORDS (1824- )
Mother:  Margaret McCARVER (1824- )
Children with Julia BRIGHT born in Pontotoc Co., MS:
  1.  Charles P. "Charlie" OWEN, b. 22 Sep 1870; d. 21 Mar 1940
  2.  Hardiman / Hardeman Bracket "Hardy / Hardie" OWEN, b. 11 Sep 1873; d. 11 Mar 1934, Pontotoc Co., MS
  3.  Joseph Perry OWEN, Jr., b. 4 Jun 1874; d. 6 Sep 1922, Pontotoc Co., MS; m. 11 Jan 1899, Pontotoc Co., MS, Ophelia McKNIGHT, b. 1877/8, MS
  4.  Alfreda A. OWEN, b. 15 Feb 1876; d. 31 Mar 1923
  5.  James Fontaine OWEN, b. 28 Dec 1878; m. Ala J. BROWNING
  6.  Ara Levonia OWEN, b. 26 Feb 1880
  7.  Susan Elizabeth "Susie" OWEN, b. 16 Apr 1882; d. 1967, Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ
  8.  Sina B. OWEN, b. 3 Jun 1884; d. ca. 14 Sep 1890
  9.  William Bradford OWEN, b. 11 Mar 1886; d. 31 Oct 1942, Pontotoc Co., MS
10.  Adele "Della" OWEN, b. 22 Sep 1888
Children with Nancy SWORDS:
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Sources:

1.  Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935 and 1826-1900 (online at Ancestry.com):
Charles P. Bright Anna Bennett 16 Jul 1831 Rankin Co.
J. A. Sausaman Ann Bright 19 Oct 1856 Pontotoc Co.
J. P. Owens J. A. Bright 14 Dec 1869 Pontotoc Co.
E. H. Browning N. J. Swords 16 Oct 1882 Pontotoc Co.
J. P. Owen N. J. Browning 4 Sep 1898 Pontotoc Co.
Joseph P. Jr. Owen Ophelia McKnight 11 Jan 1899 Pontotoc Co.

2.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Julia BRIGHT (æ 6, b. AL) is living in Pontotoc Co., MS (p. 57A), with her parents, Charles BRIGHT (æ 39, b. SC indexed "Bight") & Ann (æ 35, b. SC), plus siblings.

3.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Julia A. BRIGHT (æ 13, b. AL) and five of her siblings are living in Pontotoc Co., MS (p. 547), with her twice-widowed mother, Ann (BENNETT) BRIGHT SAUSMAN (æ 44, b. SC).

4.  1870 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #23 of 44):  Read Land P.O., Township Eleven (11) Pontotoc Co., MS, Roll M593_746, p. 335A, PN 23, 156/156, enumerated 2 Sep 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Owin Joseph 27 M W Farmer   215 Miss
  "  Julia 24 F W Keeping House     Alabama

5.  1880 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #45 of 63):  5th Dist., Pontotoc Co., MS, Roll 662, p. 135A, PN 49, SD 1, ED 167, enumerated 21 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 21 24 25 26
407 Owen Joseph P W M 37       /   Farmer   MS GA GA
  ____ Julia W F 34   Wife   /   Keeping House   MS SC SC
  ____ C P W M  8   Son /       / MS MS MS
  ____ Hardeman W M  7   Son /       / MS MS MS
  ____ J P W M  6   Son         / MS MS MS
  ____ A A W F  4   Dau /         MS MS MS
  ____ James W M  2   Son           MS MS MS
  ____ Levonia W F 2/12 Apr Dau           MS MS MS
  Montgomery A U W F 81         / Keeping House   NC NC NC
  __________ E S W F 6/12 Dec GDau           MS MS MS
  Naxon Thos R W M 20   GSon /     Farm laborer   MS GA MS
I can't find any obvious genealogical connection between our subjects and Anne Underwood (BATTLE) MONTGOMERY or her grandchildren, so they may simply be boarders.

7.  1900 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #10 of 46):  Randolph Town, Beat 3, Randolph and Robles Pcts., Pontotoc Co., MS, Roll, p. 86B, SN 5, SD 1, ED 88, enumerated 9 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
82 82 Owen Joseph P Head W M Mar 1843 57 M Un     MS GA GA Farmer 0   Y N Y O M F 82
    ____ Nancy J Wife W F Oct 1853 46 M Un 2 1 MS AL NC       Y Y Y        
    ____ Ara L Dau W F Feb 1880 20 S       MS MS MS     0 Y Y Y        
    ____ Susan E Dau W F Apr 1882 18 S       MS MS MS     0 Y Y Y        
    Brown Alor? J Dau W F Jun 1885 14 S       MS MS MS     4 Y Y Y        
    Owen William B Son W M Mar 1887 13 S       MS MS MS Farm laborer 0 4 Y Y Y        
    ____ Adelor Dau W F Sep 1889 10 S       MS MS MS     4 Y Y Y        
    Gregory James Servant W M May 1882 18 S       MS MS MS Farm laborer 0 0 Y Y Y        
"Alor? J. Brown" should be Ala J. BROWNING as Nancy's one surviving child; her relationship should be stepdaughter.  Ala later married Joseph's son, James F. OWEN.

8.  1910 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 38):  Beat No. 2, Pontotoc Co., MS, Roll T624_756, p. 40B, SN 6B, SD 4, ED 96, enumerated 21 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
81 81 Owen Joseph P Sr? Head M W 67 M2 11     MS GA GA Eng Farmer General Farm OA Y Y   O F F 81
    ____ Lizzie Wife F W 48 M2   1 1 MS MS MS Eng None     Y Y          
Listed next to son, Joseph P. OWENS, Jr. (æ 35, b. MS), his wife, Ophelia (æ 32, b. MS), and their children.

9.  1920 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 5):  Algoma Village, Beat 5, Pontotoc Co., MS, Roll T625_891, p. 55A, SN 1A, SD 4, ED 107, enumerated 2 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28 29
Fm 13 18 Owens Joseph P Head O F M W 76 M Y Y MS GA GA Y Farmer General Farm OA 8
      _____ Lizzie Wife     F W 68 M N N AL AL AL Y none      
Listed next to married son, Hardie B. OWENS (æ 47, b. MS), and his family.

10.  1920 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

11.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

12.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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