Martha Ann Shutt was married to Elias Owens in Sangamon County in 1845, they had six sons: William H (b1849), James, Hosea, John Malcolm, Green Berry (b1856), and Lincoln M.(b1860). Martha Ann (Shutt)Owens married second a William Leite(Luth) in Sangamon County 10/20/1862. That lead me to believe that Elias must have died prior to that time. Elias and Martha first lived in Sangamon County (1850 Census), but at least some of their sons were born in Virden, Macoupin County, IL. I am searching for any information I can find on Elias Owens or what happened to his sons. Both of Martha Ann's marriage records are listed in Sangamon County.