Cortland Owen

Cortland Owen is a son of John Owen who was born in OTSEGO county, of Welsh 
ancestry. When sixteen years of age, Cortland enlisted in Co K 86th NY Vols,
serving two years. He was in the battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville,
and at the latter place was slightly wounded, taken prisoner and sent to Libby,
but was paroled and exchanged after two weeks captivity. He was born at Cameron
(Steuben co, NY-AC), in 1846. Two years later his father moved to Jasper and
engaged in farming. In 1865 he purchased a saw mill and carried on a lumber
business. Mr. Owen worked with his father until 1871, when he married Martha
Harwood, and in 1872 he bought his father's lumber business with which he has
been extensively engaged ever since. He came to Addison in 1886 and built a
planing mill, which furnishes employment for several men, and is one of the
important enterprises of the town. He has two children: George, born in 1872,
and Ella, born in 1870. From "Landmarks of Steuben County" by Hon. Harlo Hakes 1896
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