During 1784, Brackett Owen moved from Virginia to Shelby county Kentucky and built "Owen Station" . On December 18 1801, Brackett Owen signed his last will and testament; an abstract of that will follows: I Brackett Owen of Shelby county in the Commonwealth of Kentucky being in perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this instrument of writing to be my last will and testament in manner and form following; that is to say I recommend my soul to God who give it me and my body to be buried in a decent christian like manner at the discretion of my executors hereafter named an as to my worldly goods which it hat been please God to bless me with I will dispose of the same in manner and form following viz: Item I give unto my son William Owen, one negro boy named York. Item I give unto my son Jesse Owen, one negro boy named Ben, two cows and calves and feather bed and furniture. Item I give unto my son Samuel Owen, one negro boy named Willis, two cows and calves, a feather bed and furniture and a horse, saddle and bridle to be worth on hundred dollars. Item I further give unto my two last mentioned children and my daughter Sally Glass, all that tract of land (description followed) equaled to that land already given my other children. Item it is further my will that after my just debts and credits are paid, the remaining part of my estate is to be sold and equally divided between all of my children to wit, Jacob Owen, Nancy Givens, John Owen, Abraham Owen Drury Owen, Joseph Owen, Robert Owen, William Owen, Jesse Owen. Sally Glass, and Samuel Owen. I do hereby appoint my son-in-law Thomas I Givens and my son Abraham Owen, Executors of my last will and testament. 15 Dec 1801 his Brackett X Owen mark