He m. Mary Hughes ( 1782 - 1826 ), daughter of the Llwyn-glas household and the two young people went to live at Cerrig-cyrannau where, contrary to the wishes of their respective families, they joined the Independents . He began to preach at Tal-y-bont , which was then under the ministry of Azariah Shadrach (q.v.) . In 1811 he took charge of the churches at Towyn , Llanegryn , and Llwyngwril, Mer. He was ordained in the open air at Towyn , March 1813 , and the following year received a call to Graig , Machynlleth , where he remained until 1836 . During his stay there he established branches at Soar , Uwchygarreg ; Pennal ; Llanwrin ; Penegoes ; and Glasbwll . In 1836 he moved to Gartside chapel , Manchester , and in 1839 to Llanfyllin , where he remained until his retirement in 1857 . He d. at Oswestry 14 July 1858 , and was buried in the Pendref chapel burial ground at Llanfyllin .
His daughter, Ann , m. Thomas Bynner , Llanfyllin , draper , and they had a son, David Morgan Bynner who m. Catherine Jones , daughter of Owen Daniel , Caethle , Tywyn in 1877 (see article on John Daniel Jones) . Catherine's first husband was Joseph David Jones .
He was one of the leaders of his denomination and was a well-known and active Liberal . He wrote a great deal to the Dysgedydd and was one of those who contributed articles to John Roberts of Llanbryn-mair 's ‘ Blue Book .’ But it was as an historian that he came into greatest prominence. His chief work was Hanes yr Eglwys Gristnogol . He also published ten parts of Hanes Ymneillduaeth yn Nghymru , which is mostly the story of the Independent churches , but was unable to complete this work. His other book was a commentary, Esboniad ar Lyfr y Datguddiad, a rhannau o Broffwydoliaeth Daniel .
Reverend Richard Griffith Owen, M.A., (1890-1973), Bangor
Published date: 1959