Hi, Gail, I believe that the parents of H.T. (Houston T.) Owens were Thomas and Rebecca (Jordan) Owens but this is not yet proven. Thomas was born c1780 in Virginia and Rebecca born c1793 in Tennessee; they migrated to Alabama probably about 1830. Thomas died there in 1855. There is some evidence that they were in South Carolina in the early 1810s. Another child Stewart Owens was reportedly born in SC; he also migrated to Bienville Pr. Another family that is interconnected is the Caskeys who came from South Carolina. This is not much but hopefully it will give you some clues.