I was searching, somewhat randomly, using key words "Owens" and "Kildare." I recently discovered that the person likely to have been my great, great, great grandfather was a "Eugene Owens" born in County Kildare in 1775. I would really appreciate the opportunity to learn a bit more about your relatives and the Owens of Kildare! Is there a connection? Your post was some years ago; I hope that you get this message.
Best regards, Evan.