OWEN, James, (1784 - 1865)

OWEN, James, a Representative from North Carolina; born near Wilmington, Bladen County, N.C., on December 7, 1784; educated at Bingham’s Academy, Pittsboro, N.C.; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of commons 1808-1811; served as president of the Wilmington & Raleigh Railroad Co.; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1819); died in Wilmington, N.C., September 4, 1865; interment in Oakdale Cemetery.