So They Came
To America

Link Checked February 14, 2015

Owen County was established by an act of the Indiana Legislature, 1818-1819, but was being settled as early as 1816. Indiana became a state in 1816, and was settled from the bottom up by land-hungry, adamantly independent Scotch-Irish, German and English folk with Appalachian frontier roots, including veterans of the American Revolution and the War of 1812. Comrades of Kentuckian Abraham Owen, who dies in the Battle of Tippecanoe, named the county in his honor.

For this reason, I have decided to create a page dealing with the resources most helpful in researching in the countries of origin of our ancestors. It is my hope that some of the links on these pages will assist you in further searching.

Should you have any ancestors to submit please do so for our migrations database and I will include the country here if it is not already.

Should you find any really great links to these listed countries, please let us know!!

These pages will be a work in progress as long as links are found useful

Germany  Ireland  Scotland 
England   Wales