Captain Richard Owings "the Settler"
Rachel Beale
(Abt 1662-Bef 1729)
Justice Thomas Randall
(Abt 1685-1722)
Hannah Bale
Samuel Owings [Sr.]
Urath Randall
Richard Owings


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1. Ruth Howard Warfield

Richard Owings 1

  • Born: 16 Jul 1749
  • Marriage (1): Ruth Howard Warfield in 1774
  • Died: 20 Jan 1819 at age 69

  Research Notes:

There may have been two children named Richard Owings, one who died in infancy (born 26 Aug 1746) and this one, apparently born on 16 Jul 1749. To confuse matters, according to, the Richard Owings born on 26 Aug 1746 (death date unknown) married Ruth Warfield. Until I learn otherwise, I am keeping this Richard Owings with b. 16 Jul 1749.
From :

Richard Owings, b. Saturday, 16 July 1749 at 8 a.m.; d. 20 Jan. 1819; m. 1774 Ruth Howard WARFIELD (18 June 1756-25 May 1830), daughter of Dr. Joshua Warfield (d. 1769) a "practioner of physic" and mill owner and his wife Rachel (HOWARD) (1732-1792), sister of Ephraim Howard, apparently no relation to our Howards, but children of Henry Howard (1707-1773) and his wife Sarah DORSEY (daughter of John Dorsey who d. 1761). Richard inherited from his father 207 ac. of "Rich Meadow", "Robert's Chance", part of "Baker's Discovery" in Balt. Co., and 162 ac. "Mount Pleasant" and 33 ac. of "Strawberry Patch" in Frederick Co.[33] Richard was a farmer, miller, and merchant who took over the Warfield mill after Joshua's death. Holland says he bought his father-in-law's mill at Simpsonville in 1795 and changed its name to Owings Mill on the Middle Patuxent River. The village became known as Owingsville. His house, built in 1776, still stands. Richard signed the oath of fidelity 6 June 1776 and was appointed Capt. of Soldiers' Delight Battalion of the Baltimore Co. Militia, fought in the Revolution, and resigned 1779. Richard served in the Lower House in 1789 and 1790. His estate was valued at $69,139.08 and included 25 slaves, $52 worth of silver, over $1000 worth of flour at the mills. The estate was not settled until 1842, with a final balance of $10,468.33, not including his wife's estate and various bequests that were paid out.

Children: Beal, Mary "Polly", Samuel, James (b. 1780; d. 1 May 1859), Richard, Thomas, Joshua Warfield, Ann, Basil, and (Maj.) Henry Howard.

Richard married Ruth Howard Warfield, daughter of Dr. Joshua Warfield and Rachel Howard, in 1774. (Ruth Howard Warfield was born on 18 Jun 1756 and died on 25 May 1830.)


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