James Owen's ancestry might be associated with the Owens of Brogyntyn (Porkington) near Selattyn.
James Owen's father, Thomas, may have been born in Kinnerly, Shropshire.
James Owen was born at Llansantffraid and married Susannah Morgan on 21 April 1829 at Llansantffraid-Ym-Mechain.
Susannah Morgan was born and christened at Llandysilio, as was Isabel(la), James & Susannah's daughter.
James & Susannah lived at Sarney (Sarnau), Deythur (Deuddwr) & Domgay during the early years of their marriage.
Their eldest son Elias Owen was born in or near Llandrinio.
Elias & Elijah Owen were christened at Domgay Independent & Congregational Chapel which is between Landysilio & Llandrinio.
Elias was curate of Holy Trinity Church, Oswestry 1875 - 1876
Elias lived at Llanfwrog near Ruthin when he was an HMI 1876 - 1881
... before becoming ...
vicar of Efenechtyd 1881 - 1892 when he continued as an HMI
From then until the end of his life he was vicar of Llanyblodwel