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First Name: Abram

Last Name: Owen

Birthplace: Prince Edward County, VA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Militia - Other Engagements

Date of Birth: 1769

Date of Death: 07 November 1811


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Abram Owen


Abram Owen
Colonel, 1st Militia, 18th Regiment of Kentucky

Abram Owen was born in 1769 in Prince Edward County, VA, son of Brackett and Elizabeth McGehee Owen.

Owen moved to Kentucky in 1785. He served in the wars with the Indians under Generals James Wilkinson and Arthur St. Clair in 1791, and served with Colonel John Hardin.

Owen was surveyor of Shelby County, KY, in 1796. He was in the Kentucky Legislature in 1798 and a member of the State constitutional convention the next year.

Owen served as a Colonel and as Aide-de-Camp to General William Henry Harrison at the Battle of Tippecanoe, where he was killed in 1811.


After his death, counties were named for him in Indiana and Kentucky.

Death and Burial

Colonel Abram Owen was killed in action on 7 November 1811 in Tippecanoe County, IN. He is buried at the Tippecanoe Battlefield Memorial in Battle Ground Tippecanoe County, IN.

Honoree ID: 2928   Created by: MHOH




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