We have some details
about Owen and his family, thanks to Howard Jenkins and
James A. Quinn, historian for Gwynedd Meeting.
Owen and his son Samuel (who inherited
the house) both listed themselves as "store-keeper" by
occupation. Jenkins says the store was actually in the
house. In the History of Montgomery County Pennsylvania,
Illustrated, a sentence describing the general area
reads, "A store was kept here by Owen Evans before 1765."
Owen was also elected Justice of the
County Court in 1726, and Samuel became
a school teacher in North Wales, PA.
Evans (1687 - 1757) married Ruth Miles (1693 - 1736) on
January 3, 1715 (or 1716). They were married at the Radnor
Meeting in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Ruth's sister was
married to Evan Evans, Owens cousin. Presumably, this is how
Owen met Ruth.
Children of Owen and Ruth: (we may
surmise that Owen, Ruth and the children all lived in the "Meredith House")
After Ruth died, Owen married Mary Nicholas, a preacher at
Children of Owen and Mary:
Rebecca 1745. Born during the diphtheria epidemic of that
year. Died July
will, made in 1757, mentions only Samuel, Amos and Margaret.