ALABAMA, GENERAL

 

James John Goin, regarded as a native of East Tennessee, which later became Claiborne County, was born about 1780 of parents unknown.  He removed to Hamilton County and then across the state line into Alabama Territory which had been formed from Mississippi Territory in 1798. He was married there about 1803 to Rhoda Duncan, according to Patricia Lykins, a descendant.

 

According to the research of Carolyn A. Ostroff, a great-great-great-granddaughter of Bellmore, New York, children born to James John Goin and Rhoda Duncan Goin include:

 

Sandell Goins                                       born about 1805

Mary "Polly" Goins                            born about 1806

Martin Goins                                        born about 1809

Asa Goins                                                   born about 1811

Sanford Goins                                      born about 1815

Nathan Goins                                       born about 1818

Jack Goins                                            born about 1821

Thomas Goins                                      born about 1825

 

Sandell Goin, daughter of James John Goin and Rhoda Duncan Goin, was born about 1805, probably in Grainger County, Tennessee.  She was married about 1828 to George Fields, a widower whose wife Cassandra Fields had died.  George Fields died about 1840 in Marion County, Tennessee, according to an affidavit made in 1889 by Polly Goins.

 

Sandell Goin Fields was remarried in Hamilton County to George Still about 1841.  He died about 1857, and she removed to Pope County, Illinois where three of her children lived.  She died there about 1878.

 

According to Polly Fields Goins, who was born about 1835, children born to George Fields and Casandra Fields were:

 

John Fields                                                 born about 1802

Vilinta Fields                                               born about 1803

Polly Fields                                                 born about 1805

Rhoda Fields                                              born about 1807

Issippi Fields                                              born about 1809

Corzania [Casandra] Fields                      born about 1812

James Fields                                               born about 1815

Riley Fields                                                 born about 1818

Martin Fields                                              born about 1822

 

Children born to George Still and Sandell Goins Fields Still include:

 

Allen Still                                                    born about 1843

Andrew Still                                                born about 1845

Elizabeth Still                                              born about 1849

 

Polly Fields, daughter of George Fields and Cassandra Fields, was born about 1805.  She was married to Nathan Goins about 1822.

 

Rhoda Fields, daugher of George Fields and Cassandra Fields, was born about 1807.  She was married about 1835 to Henry Goins.

 

Issippi Fields, daughter of George Fields and Cassandra Fields, was born about 1809.  She was married about 1826 to Calvin Bolin.

 

Cassandra Fields, daughter of George Fields and Cassandra Fields, was born about 1812. She was married to James Goins about 1830.

 

Martin Fields, son of George Fields and Cassandra Fields, was born about 1822.  He was married about 1845 to Cythianna Goins, daughter of Preston Goins and Betsy McGill of Hamilton County.

 

Children born to Martin Fields and Cynthianna Goins Fields include:

 

Tennessee Fields                                born in 1870

Jeanie Fields                                         born about 1871

James Fields                                         born about 1876

Julia Fields                                            born about 1878

 

Tennessee Fields, daughter of Martin Fields and Cynthianna Goins Fields, was born in 1870.

 

Jeanie Fields, daughter of Martin Fields and Cynthianna Goins Fields, was born about 1871.

 

James Fields, son of Martin Fields and Cynthianna Goins Fields, was born about 1876.

 

Julia Fields, daughter of Martin Fields and Cynthianna Goins Fields, was born about 1878.

 

Allen Still, son of George Still and Sandell Goins Fields Still, was born about 1843. About 1862, his family removed to Pope County, Illinois, perhaps to escape the Civil War.

 

Andrew Still, son of George Still and Sandell Goins Fields Still, was born about 1845.  At about age 17, his family removed to Pope County, Illinois.

 

Elizabeth Still, daughter of George Still and Sandell Goins Fields Still, was born about 1849. She was married about 1866 to Carter Goins.

 

Mary "Polly" Goins, daughter of James John Goin and Rhoda Duncan Goins, was born about 1805, probably in Grainger County, Tennessee.  She was married about 1823, husband's name Helton.  Later she was remarried, husband's name Clark, according to Sarah E. Boulden of Muskogee, Oklahoma in an affidavit dated September 21, 1908.

 

Martin Goins, son of James John Goin and Rhoda Duncan Goins, was born about 1809.

 

Asa Goins, son of James John Goin and Rhoda Duncan Goins, was born about 1811.

 

Sanford Goins, son of James John Goin and Rhoda Duncan Goins, was born about 1815.

 

Nathan Goins, son of James John Goin and Rhoda Duncan Goins, was born about 1818 in Hamilton County. He was married about 1841, to Mary McGill, according to an Internet report.  The report reads:

 

"Minta Cobb, mother of Maude Bell Cobb and Johnnie Cobb, was the child of an unknown Goins.  Minta's paternal grandfather and grandmother were Nathan Goins and Mary McGill [1/2 Cherokee].  Nathan's father was James Goins [1/2 Cherokee].  The parents of Mary McGill were an unknown Big Dollar, 'full blood' and Hannah Big Dollar, 'half breed.'"

 

Children born to Nathan Goins and Mary McGill Goins include:

 

Joe Goins                                              born about 1844

Jackson Goins                                      born in 1851

 

Joe Goins, son of Nathan Goins and Mary McGill Goins, was born about 1844 in Hamilton County. He was married about 1867 to Sally Goins, a cousin of Dekalb County, according to Carolyn A. Ostroff.

 

Jackson Goins, son of Nathan Goins and Mary McGill Goins, was born about 1851.  Jackson Goins was a native of Hamilton County, according to his affidavit published in "Cherokees by Blood: Records of Eastern Cherokee Ancestry in the U. S. Court of Claims, 1906-1910" by Jerry Wright Jordon:

 

"My name is Jackson Goins; I was born in Hamilton County, Tennessee in 1851; I am fifty-seven years old; I am the uncle of Marshall Goins; his father, Joe Goins, was my brother; I have applied for participation in this fund; I do not remember my application number; I have heard the testimony of Marshall Goins, and it is sub­stantially true to my best knowledge.  I have not further testimony to help prove this claim.

 

Jackson [X] Goins

Dayton, Tenn, June 23, 1908"

 

His nephew, Marshall Goins gave a deposition on the same date:

 

My name is Marshall Goins; I was born in Wilson County, Tennessee; I am twenty-eight years old; I claim my Indian blood through my father and mother; my fa­ther's name is Joe Goins; my mother's maiden name was Sally Goins. My father was born in Hamilton County, Tennessee.  I do not know what year he was born; my mother was born in Dekalb County, Tennessee. I do not know what year.  My mother claimed her Indian blood through her father and mother.  My father claimed his Indian blood through his mother.  I do not know where my grandfather and grandmother were born, but I think they were born in the state of Tennessee.  I do not know when they were born.  Neither my father or mother were enrolled, but I think my grandfather, Nathan Goins was enrolled.  Neither my father or mother or grandparents were never considered as a member of an Indian tribe and never received any money.  I have never received any money.  I never heard of any of my ancestors being held as slaves.  I first learned of my Indian blood from my mother, and she said I was part Cherokee, but she never said how much.  My father and ancestors through [whom] I claim were regarded as white people in the community in which they lived.  I am regarded as a white man and associate with white people.  I was twenty-one years old when my mother died and five years old when my father died. My father and mother never had an Indian name.  I never heard of any ances­tors through whom I claim as having an Indian name.  My grandmother on my father's side resided in Hamilton County, Tennessee in 1851.  I do not know why my ancestors were never enrolled.

 

Marshall [X] Goins

Dayton, Tenn, June 3, 1908"

 

Jack Goins, son of James John Goin and Rhoda Duncan Goins, was born about 1821.

 

Thomas Goin, son of James John Goins and Rhoda Duncan Goins, was born in Mississippi Territory [later to become Alabama] about 1825, according to Pam Parker, a descendant of Boise, Idaho.  He, a Cherokee, was married about 1848 to Jamima Sinnes, the daughter of Benjamin Sinnes, according to Carolyn A. Ostroff.  She stated that she found record of Benjamin Siness in 1835.  At that time, he stated that he was 65 and a ferry boat owner.

 

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No members of the Gowen family or spelling variations ap­peared in the 1820 census of Alabama.

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Sixteen households of interest to Gowen chroniclers appeared in ten different counties in the 1830 census of Alabama:

 

Householder         County                   Page    Wh      Sl         FC

 

Goane, Abraham        Shelby                   260

Goin, Riley                   Lawrence        289                          2

Going, John                 Tuscaloosa     330       7                 12

Goings, Thomas         Tuscaloosa     328       1

Gowan, David             Jackson           128       5

Gowan, Martin            Jackson           128       4

Gowen, Frederick Lauderdale      206                          4

Gowen, Joseph           Lauderdale                  5

Gowen, Rebecca         Morgan           222                          7

Gowen, Thomas         Madison         135       5

Gowen, William          Jackson           128       7

Gowen, Wynn B.        St. Clair            225       8           12

Goyne, Benjamin        Jefferson         178       7

Goyne, Harrison W.   Jefferson         185       4

Goyne, James              Jefferson         166       9

Goyne, John                Jefferson         164       5             6

 

Twenty-three households of interest to Gowen chroniclers appeared in the 1840 census of Alabama:

 

Householder  County            Page    Township

 

Goin, Aron            Montgomery  201       City of Montgomery

Goin, Elizabeth     Tuscaloosa     209

Goin, Elizabeth     Tuscaloosa     209

Goin, Polly            Lauderdale      111

Goin, William  Tuscaloosa     208

Goings, Berry       Russell            28

Goins, Manuel      Montgomery  159

Goins, Pleasant    Autauga          17

Gouen, Daniel       Madison         125

Gouen, John         Madison         130

Gouen, Levi          Madison         125

Gouen, Martin      Madison         130

Goun, Marion       Talledega        278

Gowan, Christopher   Mobile      120       City of Mobile

Gowan, Ezekiel     Tuscaloosa     209

Gowen, James       Mobile             139       City of Mobile

Gowin, James        Montgomery  201       City of Montgomery

Goyne, Andrew C.     Jefferson   182

Goyne, Byrum C.  Jefferson         193

Goyne, John R.     Jefferson         181

Goyne, Mrs. Nancey Jefferson   204

Goyne, Thomas B.     Tuscaloosa             207

 

Thirty-four households of interest to Gowen chroniclers ap­peared in the 1850 census of Alabama:

 

Householder               County            Page    Township

 

Goens, Jane                 Jackson           119

Goin, Doctor               Franklin           201

Goin, John                   Greene                   302

Goin, Milton                Baldwin           83

Goin, Riley                   Lawrence        401

Goin, William        Lawrence        408

Goin, William        Franklin           201

Goin, William        Greene                   294

Goin, William        Greene                   345

Goine, Elizabeth          Tuscaloosa     256

Going, Mary                Pickens            65       Southern

Going, Rebecca          Pickens            114       Southern

Goings, Berry              Russell            48       Beat 6

Goings, Eady              Marshall          204

Gowen, James M.       Montgomery    88

Gowen, Mary              Montgomery  143

Gowen, Mary              Jackson           134

Gowen, Roda              Limestone       30

Gowen, Sarah              Henry              397       Southern

Gowen, Sarah              Cherokee         54

Gowen, T. M.              Baldwin           91

Gowen, W. B.              Montgomery  136

Gowen, William          Jackson           112

Gowen, William          Montgomery  136

Gowen, William B.      Talladega        385       Talledega

Gowen, William J.       Limestone       30

Gowen, Winn B.         Montgomery  124       Montgomery

Gowin, William           Fayette            60

Gown, Menting          Henry              397       Southern

Goyne, Benjamin        Jefferson         206       Powels

Goyne, Biddy              Tuscaloosa     266

Goyne, Martha           Tuscaloosa     246

Goyne, Thompson     Jefferson         201       Powels

Goyne, William           Jefferson         172       Bethlehem

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John Goings of the provost guard of Company B, Fifth Al­abama Battalion was among the soldiers surrendered at Ap­pomattox, Virginia, according to  "The Appomattox Paroles, April 9-15, 1865" by William G. Nine and Ronald G. Wilson.

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G. W. Gowan and Levi Gowan were listed as privates in Com­pany E, Snodgrass Battalion of the Alabama soldiers who fought in the Creek War in 1836 and 1837.

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W. N. Gowen was shown as a private in the Second Alabama Infantry Regiment and the Forty-Second Alabama Infantry Regiment, CSA.

 

BARBOUR COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Austin Goins died December 1928 in Barbour County according to Alabama Death index, volume 57, role 2, page 28203.

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David F. Goins who served in Company F, 5th Georgia Infantry Regiment during the Civil War later lived in Barbour County, Alabama.

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Pvt. Jeff Goins enlisted in Company A, 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment March 29, 1862.  “He started to the hospital at Lynchburg, [Virginia] and probably died on the way,” according to “History of the Fifteenth Alabama Infantry Regiment.”

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Nancy Goins died June 1924 in Barbour County according to Alabama Death index, volume 24, role 2, page 11941.

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Cora Gowan died June 9, 1940 in Barbour County according to Alabama Death index, volume 27, certificate 13086, roll 4.

 

BIBB COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

William Gowen was married to Olif Latham September 19, 1835 by Willis Clark, justice of the peace, according to Bibb County records.  Of William Gowen and Olif Latham Gowen nothing more is known.

 

BLOUNT COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Dillard Gowen applied for a marriage license to wed Lucinda Orr on January 1, 1863, according to Blount County marriage records.  The license was issued, but no return was made of the marriage which was not performed.  J. R. Wynn and Dillard Gowen were the bondsmen.

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Ezekial Gowen was married in 1818 to Mahaley Dunn in Blount County, according to the research of Sally Johnston.  Children born to Ezekial Gowen and Mahaley Dunn Gowen are unknown.

 

Michael Burleson was married in 1820 in Blount County to Edie Fritwell. Ezekial Burleson was married in 1824 in Blount County to Rachel Hartgraves.  John Burleson was married to Zeziah Case in Blount County in 1825.

 

BULLOCK COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Charlie Goins died January 17, 1917 in Bullock County according to Alabama Death index, volume 12, role 1, page 548.

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Parent Goins died October 16, 1913 in Bullock County according to Alabama Death index, volume 2, certificate 929, role 1.

 

CALHOUN COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Hattie Goins died January 16, 1911 in Calhoun County according to Alabama Death index, volume 2, certificate 486, role 1.

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Harral Lee Gowans died November 1936 in Calhoun County according to Alabama Death index, volume 51, role 3, page 25381.

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Albert Gowen Jones died June 1926 in Calhoun County according to Alabama Death index, volume 27, role 2, page 13452.

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Eva B. Gowen died April 16, 1950 in Calhoun County according to Alabama Death index, volume 23, certificate 11069, role 5, and volume 14, certificate 6609, role 5.

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B. W. Gowens died February 1928 in Calhoun County according to Alabama Death Index, volume 6, role 2, page 2787.

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Clarence W. Gowens died August 1937 in Calhoun County according to Alabama Death index, volume 37, certificate 18338, role 3.

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Ep Gowens died February 22, 1913 in Calhoun County according to Alabama Death index, volume 3, certificate 375, role 1.

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Estell C. Gowens died April 14, 1953 in Calhoun County according to Alabama Death index, volume 15, certificate 7247, role 5.

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George F. Goens died March 1927 in Calhoun County according to Alabama Death index, volume 9, role 2 page 4001.

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J. W. Gowens died January 10, 1940 in Calhoun County according to Alabama Death index, volume 1, certificate 230, role 4.

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James N. Gowens died May 18, 1920 in Calhoun County according to Alabama Death index, volume 19, role 2, page 9482.

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Joe W. Gowens died February 5, 1940 in Calhoun County according to Alabama Death index, volume 36, certificate 17831, role 4.

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L. B. Gowens died April 12, 1917 in Calhoun County according to Alabama Death index, volume 11, role 1, page 248.

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Larence C. Gowens died September 1929 in Calhoun County according to Alabama Death index, volume 45, role 2, page 22194.

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Margaret Gowens died February 1931 in Calhoun County according to Alabama Death index, volume 6, role 2, page 2546.

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Margaret A. Gowens died January 25, 1946 in Calhoun County according to Alabama Death index, volume 5, certificate 2099, role 4.

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Mark J. Gowens died April 9, 1955 in Calhoun County according to Alabama Death index, volume 14, certificate 6620, role 5.

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Neven E. Gowens died November 14, 1958 in Calhoun County according to Alabama Death index, volume 48, certificate 23869, role 5.

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William Gowens died September 5, 1921 in Calhoun County according to Alabama Death index, volume 32, role 2, page 15763.

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Rayford Gowin died March 14, 1919 in Calhoun County according to Alabama Death index, volume 3, role 1, page 381.

 

CHAMBERS COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

R. Gowen maintained a residence at Cusseta, Alabama in Chambers County in October 1853.

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Levingston Goins was married to Elizabeth Ann Williamson July 15, 1841, according to Chambers County Marriage Book 2, page 167.  Green Williamson was listed as L.S. [license se­curity] for Levingston Goins and Elizabeth Ann Williamson Goins.

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Jacob Goins was "L.S." for the marriage of Daniel Coggins and Nancy Burdette December 10, 1841, according to Chambers County Marriage Book 2, page 202.

 

CHEROKEE COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Frank Goins died September 1927 in Cherokee County according to Alabama Death index, volume 35, role 2, page 17417.

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Eliza R. Gowan was born in Tennessee July 4, 1814.  She was married to William McCullough about 1832 and died in Chero­kee County June 9, 1887.  William McCullough was born in Tennessee February 9, 1804 and died November 7, 1881.  He was also buried in Cherokee County.

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Benjamin W. Gowens was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Cherokee County, Enumer­ation District 117, page 7, Rock Run precinct:

 

      "Gowens, Benjamin W.   39, born June 1860 in AL

                         Rachel S.         22, born March 1878 in AL

                         Elijah M.            5, born December 1894 in AL,

son

                         Charley M.        3, born March 1897 in AL, son

                         Henry N.       1/12, born in April 1900 in AL,

 son"

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Edgar Lee Gowens was born October 12, 1881 at Rock Run, Alabama, according to "Moragnes in America" by Neil H. Howard.  He was married November 11, 1900 to Ada Jennie Ashley, second child of Whit W. Ashley and Lula Whorton Ashley.  Ada Jennie Ashley Gowens was born July 23, 1884 at Whorton, Alabama.

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George L. Gowens was recorded as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Cherokee County, Enumeration District 120, page 8, Spring Creek township:

 

      "Gowens, George L.  24, born in September 1875 in AL

                         Anna A.    20, born in July 1879 in Georgia

                         Ellis              3, born in January 1896 in AL

                         Fred             1, born in November 1898 in AL"

 

Ellis Kyle Gowens, son of George L. Gowens and Anna A. Gowens, was born in Centre, Alabama December 30, 1896.  He was married about 1919, wife's name Mary E.  Ellis Kyle Gowens was killed in an automobile accident December 14, 1944.  He was buried in Lot 1302 in Athens, Alabama City Cemetery, according to "Limestone County, Alabama Cemeteries." An adjoining marker showed that Mary E. Gowens was born in 1894.

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J. W. Gowens died March 1930 in Cherokee County according to Alabama Death index, volume 11, role 2, page 5103.

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James Gowens was reported as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Cherokee County, Enumeration District 119, page 14, precinct 4, Spring Garden township:

 

      "Gowens, James        40, born in February 1860 in AL

                         Margaret   35, born in January 1865 in AL

                         Daniel        10, born in January 1890 in AL

                         Phillip        8, born in February 1892 in AL

                         Samuel        6, born in March 1894 in AL

                         Isabella       4, born in May 1896 in AL

                         Emma           2, born in February 1898 in AL

                         James       6/12, born in December 1899 in AL"

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An infant of James W. Gowens died November 1927 in Cherokee County according to Alabama Death index, volume 44, role 2, page 21740.

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John Gowens was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Cherokee County, Enumeration District 117, page 6, Rock Run precinct:

 

      "Gowens, John          55, born in February 1845 in GA

                         Mary L.     44, born in November 1855 in GA

                         Johnie       19, born in December 1880 in AL

                         Daniel M.  18, born in August 1881 in AL

                         Ella             11, born in August 1888 in AL

                         Delphia     10, born in July 1889 in AL

                         Ebbie L.       8, born in April 1892 in AL, son

                         Lona            4, born in August 1895 in AL,

daughter

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John H. Gowens was listed as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Cherokee County, Enumeration District 119, page 13, Spring Garden township:

 

      "Gowens, John H.     40, born in July 1859, in AL

                         Mack         35, born in January 1865 in GA, wife

                         Hattie        16, born in August 1883 in AL

                         Luther       11, born in March 1889 in AL

                         Arthur 10, born in April 1890 in AL

                         Oscar           7, born in April 1893 in AL

                         Carrie           2, born in September 1897 in AL

                         Nora         7/12, born in November 1899 in AL

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Mary J. Gowens died June 1930 in Cherokee County according to Alabama Death index, volume 28, role 2, page 12956.

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Suzin B. Gowens died January 1933 in Cherokee County according to Alabama Death index, volume 1, certificate 00185, role 3.

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Virgil S. "Babe" Gowens was born in January 1856, according to Bob Schimmel, Foundation researcher of Cottonwood, Arizona in a message written August 20, 1999.  He was married about 1877 to Susan Lowe who was born about 1861.  Children born to Virgil S. "Babe" Gowens and Susan Lowe Gowens include:

 

      Mark Gowens                                             born about 1879

      Virgil Gowens                                       born about 1881

      Walter Gowens                                          born about 1884

      Estelle Gowens                                           born about 1887

      Junior Gowens                                           born about 1890

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William A. Gowens died January 18, 1946 in Cherokee County according to Alabama Death index, volume 9, certificate 4228, role 4.

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Willie Gowens died July 1938 in Cherokee County according to Alabama Death index, volume 30, certificate 14955, role 3.

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Ebb Gowins died July 4, 1916 in Cherokee County according to Alabama Death index, volume 4, certificate 596, role 1.

 

CHILTON COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Jesse E. Gowan died September 23, 1957 in Chilton County according to Alabama Death index, volume 36, certificate 17798, role 5.

 

CHOCTAW COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Warty Goins died January 1926 in Choctaw County according to Alabama Death index, volume 1, role 2, page 297.

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Florence E. Gowin died January 1926 in Choctaw County according to Alabama Death records, volume 6, role 2, page 2738.

 

CLARKE COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Thomas J. Gowan, born February 24, 1838, died May 24, 1915 and his wife Margaret J. Coale Gowan, born August 24, 1846, died January 18, 1926, were buried in Jackson Ceme­tery, Jack­son, Alabama.

 

COFFEE COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

John Goins died February 1927 in Coffee County according to Alabama Death index, volume 5, role 2, page 2327.

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Mittie Goins died November 1923 in Coffee County according to Alabama Death index, volume 41, role 2, page 20285.

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Mollie S. Goins died February 1931 in Coffee County according to Alabama Death index, volume 6, role 2, page 2683.

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Nem Gowens died July 28, 1918 in Coffee County according to Alabama Death index, volume 18, role 1, page 1.

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Ebb Goyen, "21, negro, born May 1879, hireling of W. C. Jones," was enumerated in the 1900 census of Coffee County, Enumeration District 52, page 6, Centerville, Alabama.

 

COLBERT COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

George W. Goin was recorded as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Colbert County, Enumeration District 9, page 7:

 

      "Goin,        George W.      42, born in February 1858 in AL

                         Josia                38, born in April 1862 in AL, wife

                         Bell                   14, born in September 1885 in

AL, daughter

                         John W.            9, born in Aug. 1890 in AL, son"

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James W. Goin was listed as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Colbert County, Enumeration District 9, page 7, living in Wheeler township:

 

      "Goin,        James W.        54, born in Sept. 1845 in GA

                         Easter M.        40, born in August 1859 in AL

                         Charley            16, born in November 1883 in AL

                         Leslie W.         14, born in September 1885 in AL

                         James                 6, born in February 1894 in AL

                         Hannah D.        3, born in May 1897 in AL"

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William G. Goin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Colbert County, Enumeration District 9, page 7:

 

      "Goin,        William G. 45, born in March 1855 in GA

                         Frances E. 40, born in March 1860 in AL

                         Thomas L.       24, born in January 1876 in AL

                         William G. 20, born in February 1880 in AL

                         Lela                  17, born in March 1883 in AL

                         Hattie B.          15, born in October 1884 in AL

                         Jodie E.            12, born in March 1888 in AL

                         Ollie L.             10, born in April 1890 in AL

                         George W.        7, born in February 1893 in AL

                         Joseph               4, born in October 1895 in AL

                         Rubie A.            1, born in January 1899 in AL,

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An infant Goings died November 8, 1918 in Colbert County according to Alabama Death index, volume35, role 1, page 197.

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Angie Goins died July 14, 1913 in Colbert County according to Alabama Death index, volume 6, certificate 55, role 1.

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B. S. Goins died November 5, 1914 in Colbert County according to Alabama Death index, volume 7, certificate 169, role 1.

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Birtha Jim Goins died March 1930 in Colbert County according to Alabama Death index, volume 11, role 2, page 5219.

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Dewey E. Goins was born October 1, 1937 in Tuscumbia, Al­abama.  In 1958 he was a resi­dent of Albuquerque, New Mex­ico.  He was married February 3, 1958 to Mary Lee Lowance, age 18, a resident of Albuquerque, according to Bernalillo County, New Mexico Marriage Book 77, page 46668.  Mary Lee Lowance Goins was born January 27, 1940 at Taos, New Mexico.

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Easter Munro Goins died January 1928 in Colbert County according to Alabama Death index, volume 1, role 2, page 0377.

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Edwin Goins died February 26, 1913 in Colbert County according to Alabama Death index, volume 6, certificate 64, role 1.

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Eliza Goins was married December 26, 1872 to Charles N. Wheeler, according to "Colbert County, Alabama Marriages, 1870-1900."

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Emma Floyd Goins died January 1928 in Colbert County according to Alabama Death index, Volume 1, Role 2, page 0375.

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An infant son of Jim Goins died March 1929 in Colbert County according to Alabama Death index, volume 16, role 2, page 7509.

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J. Monroe Goins died December 1929 in Colbert County according to Alabama Death index, volume 59, role 2, page 29454.

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James Smith Goins was born about 1883 of parents unknown.  He was married about 1906 to Ginny Mae Inman.  Ginny Mae Inman was the daughter of Napoleon Bonaparte Inman and Sarah Ramsey Inman, according to Jack Ray Goins, a descendant of Lewes, Delaware in a letter written December 15, 1997.  In 1913 they lived in Tuscumbia where a son was born.

 

Children born to James Smith Goins and Ginny Mae Inman Goins include:

 

James Wallace Goins                                born in 1913

 

James Wallace Goins, son of James Smith Goins and Ginny Mae Inman Goins, was born in Tuscumbia in 1913, according to his son Jack Ray Goins.  He described his father as "dark skinned like a Turk or a Greek, but he had azure eyes, blue as a saphire."

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Mary Goins died August 1926 in Colbert County according to Alabama Death index, volume 37, role 2, page 18433.

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Walter Goins died December 25, 1917 in Colbert County according to Alabama Death index, volume 7, role 1, page 317.

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R. H. Gowan died October 10, 1918 in Colbert County according to Alabama Death index, volume 18, role 1, page 493.

 

COVINGTON COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Maud Grayham Goins died September 1924 in Covington County according to Alabama Death index, volume 39, role 2, page 19100.

==O==

No Gowens or spelling variations appeared in the 1850 cen­sus of Covington County, Alabama.

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Dewayne Gowin died February 3, 1944 in Covington County according to Alabama Death index, volume 14, certificate 2557, role 4.

 

CRENSHAW COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

James G. Goins was born about 1867 in Alabama and lived most of his life in Crenshaw County, according to to Kenneth R. Jones, a great-grandson of Southaven, Mississippi. He wrote February 13, 1995 that James G. Goins was married to Laura Crysell and that they had nine or ten children.  He suggests that the mother of James G. Goins was a Harrison.  Laura Crysell Goins died in 1911 and was buried at Honorville, Alabama in Crenshaw County.  James G. Goins died in 1949 in adjoining Butler County, Alabama.

                                               ==O==

Margaret Goins was born in 1822, place and parents unknown, according to a letter written in 1994 by Rex Addison, a great-great grandson of Altha, Florida.  She was married about 1840 to Lewis W. Bryant who was born in 1820.  He died in 1864, and she died January 9, 1903 in Crenshaw County and was buried in Panola Methodist Church Cemetery.  Children born to them include: Mary Ann Bryant, born April 30, 1857. She was married about 1876 to William Henry Davis, born February 22, 1851 to Franklin Wesley Davis and Mary Tabitha Schofield Davis who were married March 9, 1848 in Pike County, Alabama. Mary Ann Bryant Davis died September 26, 1920, and he died July 18, 1934.

==O==

Willie Goins died November 22, 1920 in Crenshaw County according to Alabama Death index, volume 43, role 2, page 211990.

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Jim Gowens was recorded as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Crenshaw County, Enumeration District 42, page 14:

 

"Gowens,        Jim       30, born in October 1869 in AL

Jim       9, born in May 1891 in Alabama

Millie         8, born in April 1892 in AL

Ora             6, born in January 1894 in AL

Annie        2, born in April 1898 in AL

Marcus       4, born in February 1896 in AL"

==O==

James S. Gowins died April 19, 1911 in Crenshaw County according to Alabama Death index, volume 4, certificate 401, role 1.

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Laura Gowins died February 25, 1911 in Crenshaw County according to Alabama Death Index, volume 4, certificate 402, role 1.

 

CULLMAN COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

D. Gowen died February 3, 1917 in Cullman County according to Alabama Death index, volume 4.

==O==

Bulah Tollna Gowens died April 12, 1920 in Cullman County according to Alabama Death index, volume 15, role 2, page 7406.

 

DALE COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Mary C. Gowan died July 1936 in Dale County according to Alabama Death Index, volume 33, role 3, certificate 16386.

 

DALLAS COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Alice Charlie Goins died January 1931 in Dallas County according to Alabama Death index, volume 2, role 2, page 530.

==O==

Nick Goins died March 5, 1914 in Dallas County according to Alabama Death index, volume 9, certificate 149, role 1.

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Pleasant Goins, was born about 1793 in Tennessee, according to "Our Kith and Kin" by Helen B. Wasson quoting Miss Fannie Littleton and Miss Louisiana Littleton of Point, Louisiana.  They reported that he was "about 75 years old when he died about 1863."  Ella Lafay "Fay" Bullock Kitchens, a descendant researcher of Monroe, Louisiana, suggests that he was born about 1799 in Tennessee or Virginia.  James Thomas Ballard places his date of birth as about 1788.

 

"Pleasant Gowen" was married to Temperance Cooper November 27, 1821, according to Dallas County Marriage Book D, page 76..  "Pleasant Gowing" appeared in Shelby County, Alabama October 20, 1832 where he received land in Section 6, Township 19, Range 1 West. The land grant was recorded in "Tuscaloosa Land Office Register," according to "Old Tuskaloosa Land Office Records & Military Warrants, 1821-1855" by Marilyn Davis Barefield.

 

“Temperance Cooper Gowen” was enumerated in the 1840 census of Taledega County, Alabama along with a son and a daughter.

 

Pleasant Goins was remarried in Tuscaloosa County to Louisa Alice "Ally" Webb "of Georgia" August 25, 1846.  “Pleasant Goings was married to L. Webb August 24, 1846 in Shelby County, Alabama,” according to the research of Gay Kinney.  Louisa Alice “Ally” Webb was the daughter of John Webb who died there about 1860, according to the research of Fay Kitchens.

 

"Pleasant Gownes" obtained additional land there in 1854.  He was reported to be a stagedriver.  He died there about 1863. 

 

“Loualley Gowings” was enumerated as the head of Household 236-236 in the 1870 census of Autauga County, page 27, living in Autaugaville, Alabama:

 

“Gowings,             Loualley          50, widow, white, born in AL

Margaret         19, white, born in AL

Martin             17, white, born in AL

Susan              15, white, born in AL

Feeby              13, white, born in AL

Ellen                 11, white, born in AL”

 

Children born to Pleasant Goins and Temperance Cooper Goins include:

 

Elizabeth Gooing                           born about 1822

Andrew Martin Gooing                born November 23, 1823

David Gooing                                born about 1826

William Gooing                              born about 1832

 

Children born to Pleasant Goins and Louisa Alice "Ally" Webb Goins include:

 

Matilda Jane Gooing                                 born June 11, 1848

Margaret Gooing                                       born about 1852

Martin B. Gooing                                       born about 1853

 

Elizabeth Gooing, daughter of Pleasant Goins and Temperance Cooper Goins was born about 1822. She was married January 7, 1839 to Robert R. Davidson, according to Autauga County Marriage Book 1, page 53. Pleasant Goins gave his consent to the marriage.

 

Andrew Martin Gooing, son of Pleasant Goins and Temperance Cooper Goins, was born November 23, 1823 in Dallas County.  He was enlisted June 13, 1846 in the U.S. Army at Mobile, Alabama for one year's service in the Mexican War as a private in Capt. William Coleman's Company in the First Alabama Regiment under Col. J. R. Coffey.  His service record describes him as "5'10," fair complexion, black eyes and light hair."  He was discharged at New Orleans May 27, 1847.

 

Helen B. Wasson wrote,

 

"The next record we have of Andrew Martin Gooing is an affidavit, dated September 27, 1847, sworn to in Marion, Perry County, Alabama, preparatory to filing for bounty land.

 

On October 27, 1847, in a letter headed Perryville, Alabama, he requested that his warrant for bounty land be sent "to my ad­dress at Maplesville, Bibb County, Alabama."  On April 25, 1848, he was awarded 160 acres of land in Bibb County.

 

On  November 30, 1848, Andrew M. Gooing married Miss Areminta Barnett, according to File 2020, Perry County, Ala-bama marriage records. She was the daughter of Thomas Bar-nett and Phebary Bishop Barnett.

 

According to the 1850 census, Andrew and Areminta Gooing resided in Perry County, Alabama in Perryville Beat, in the eastern part of the county.  Andrew is listed as being 26 years old, a pumpmaker, Areminta is 24, and they have one child, William, age 1.

 

In 1858, the estate of Thomas Barnett, Areminta's father, was settled.  In Minute Book I 1858, page 43, State of Alabama, Perry County, we find Areminta and her husband mentioned. Their part was $1,272.95.  Having received $342.53 prior to the settlement, were due $990.42.

 

Shortly thereafter, Andrew and Areminta Gooing came to Lou-isiana, we suppose, with a caravan of settlers.  They first lived at Old Shiloh in Union Parish.  Emest Edward Ballard, grand-son of Andrew M. Gooing, told me that Andrew M. Gooing had a gin, a blacksmith shop, and that he was a carpenter.

 

Martha A. Gooing Ballard's letter states: 'Father was a farmer, wood workman, a fine blacksmith, and a mason.'

 

We have a certified copy of Conveyance Record K, page 190‑-191, Union Parish Deed, dated February 27, 1863, a deed from Alfred Honeycutt to 'A. M. Goings' for 360 acres of land. This deed confirms the following story that was told to me. Alfred Honeycutt had a son, Bob, who was of army age. Honey-cutt could not bear to see his son to go to war.  He told Andrew M. Gooing he would deed 360 acres to him if he would take the boy's place.  Andrew agreed to do this.  On the day of his en-listment, the deed was made.  They moved from the Old Shiloh to the Honeycutt place on DeLoutre.  That is how the Ballard homeplace was acquired.

 

Following is Andrew M. Gooing's Confederate States war record, taken from Booth's 'Records of Louisiana Confeder­ate Soldiers and Commands,' Book 1, Page 44:

 

'Guing, Andrew M. Pvt. Co. I, 31st Infantry. Enlisted February 27, 1863, Monroe, Louisiana.  Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, captured and paroled at Vicksburg, Mississippi, July 4, 1863.

 

The photostat of Andrew M. Gooing's CSA record shows the same dates as above. It shows he enlisted for three years, or the war. There are two interesting notes; 'he has never been paid,' and 'the duplicate roll carries his name as Going instead of Gooing.'

 

Martha A. Gooing Ballard's letter gives us the following: 'Father went through the Vicksburg hard battle and was wounded in head and shoulder which shortened his life . . .'

 

Aunt Rosalie Ballard White has heard Areminta Gooing say that during the war, in the middle of the night, some Yankees came and burned the cotton gin and cotton bales.  They took all their chickens, livestock and bed covering.  [The gin was on that part of the place they call the 'old sand field.']

 

Andrew M. Gooing returned from the war on a horse someone had let him have.  It is said he was so ill when he returned that he could hardly climb down from the horse.  He died December 9, 1867.

 

On September 14, 1957, I visited Andrew M. Gooing's grave at Old Tennessee Graveyard in Union Parish, Louisiana. E. E. Ballard took me there.  The gravestone is Masonic, shaped like a pyramid and in perfect condition. On the side opposite the Masonic insignia there is sculptured an ear of corn.  The front of the stone is marked 'Andrew M. Gooing Born November 15, 1823, Died December 9, 1867.  Erected by his Wife.'

 

Andrew M. Gooing deeded the 360 acres to William Sanders Gooing, his son whom he had taught the carpentry trade. Wil-liam took over the shop after his father's death.  E. E. Ballard told me that 'Uncle Will' could build anything and was espe-cially good at cabinet work.  He also stated that William S. Gooing built the Gus Hartman House at Farmerville. In 1890, William S. Gooing was murdered by a man named Deas.  His death, we are told, caused Areminta, his mother to grieve for him for the rest of her life.  William S. Gooing's grave is adjacent to his father's and is marked.

 

William S. Gooing left the place to Martha Angeline Gooing, our grandmother, who had married John Ballard.  This caused friction in the family, so Martha A. and John Ballard put the land up for sale and John Ballard bought it in.

 

Areminta made her home with Martha and John Ballard. I have heard my father speak of her many times and said he had ridden into town with her to get her pension check.

 

This pension check was a great puzzlement to me. I had been told it was a CSA widow's pension. I made many fruitless efforts to verify it. The CSA Pension Act was not approved until 1898 ‑ then, one day, upon rereading Martha A. Ballard's letter, it occurred to me that perhaps it was a widow's pension from Andrew's service in the Mexican War. This proved to be true, and as a consequence, I was able to acquire from National Archives Andrew's military records which gave me much valuable information.

 

Areminta Barnett Gooing was well educated.  We are told she was a school teacher.  She was a Baptist; her bible was beauti­fully kept, and she wrote exceedingly well.

 

We found the following in her handwriting:

 

"Areminta Gooing                                     Aug. the 9, 1900

 

Back to the old home viewing scenes of childhood

There is where I know no care or pain

There in my childish glee

Under the woodland tree

0, how I long to go to the old home once again

Though I am old now,

I love to linger on happy thoughts of bygone days

When through the [illegible], I roamed

Far from my dear old home

Gathering the scented flowers that grew along the way

Now I am alone, no loving hands ... "

 

That is all that is on the scrap of paper, but it does give one in­sight to the character of Areminta Barnett Gooing.

 

Areminta died March 4, 1902, while she was visiting in the home of her daughter, Phebery Jane Gooing Tugwell [Mrs. George Tugwell]. She is buried at Blanchard Springs, Ar-kansas, where she died.  I have been told her grave is marked.  [Her grave was found in 1990 by Carroll Heard Goyne, Jr, Foundation Editorial Boardmember of Shreveport.  It is located in an almost abandoned wooded cemetery in Section 32, Township 19S, Range 3W in Union County.  The cemetery is about 1/4 mile northwest of the present Blanchard Springs Church.  A smaller wooded cemetery is about 1/2 mile south of this one, according to James Thomas Ballard.]

 

Blanchard Springs is in Union County, Arkansas. The old house in which Areminta Gooing, Martha A. and John Ballard lived, burned in November, 1955.  At the time it was occupied by E. E. Ballard and his wife, Ossie.  The 360 acres of the old home place presently belong to E. E. Ballard."

 

Arementa Barnett Gooing was the daughter of Thomas Barnett and Pheraby Bishop Barnett, according to the research of a great-grandson, James Thomas Ballard, a Foundation member of Vicksburg, Mississippi.  He wrote:

 

"Andrew Martin Gooing came to Union Parish as a member of the Thomas Barnett family. Thomas Barnett was born March 6, 1786 and died in Perry County, Alabama March 3, 1857, leaving a widow and seven daughters and a substantial estate, according to Perry County Probate Book 1, page 43.  His daughters were:

 

Areminta Barnett                                       born about 1825

Agnes Barnett                                                  born about 1826

Harriet Barnett                                            born about 1828

Narcissa Barnett                                        born about 1830

Sarah Barnett                                              born about 1833

Margaret Barnett                                       born about 1836

Jane Barnett                                                born about 1840

 

Children born to Andrew Martin Gooing and Areminta Barnett Gooing include:

 

William Sanders Gooing                     born August 25, 1849

Phebery Jane Gooing                                born January 16, 1851

Sarah Agnes Gooing                          born April 4, 1852

Pleasant Thomas Fillmore Gooing    born April 15, 1854

  [infant]                                                born Sept. 10, 1856

Mary Alabama Gooing                       born March 14, 1858

Martha Angeline Narcissa Gooing   born August 19, 1860

Andrew Jackson Gooing                    born Sept. 24, 1863

 

William Sanders Gooing, son of Andrew Martin Gooing and Areminta Barnett Gooing, was born August 25, 1849 in Al­abama.  He was murdered May 5, 1890, according to Helen B. Wasson.  He was unmarried.  He was buried in an ad­joining plot with his father.

 

Phebery Jane Gooing, daughter of Andrew Martin Gooing and Areminta Barnett Gooing, was born January 16, 1851.  She was married November 1, 1870 to George W. Tugwell.  Children born to them included Lethia Tugwell, born about 1875. She was married about 1894, husband's name Collier.  They lived in Lexington, Kentucky.

 

Sarah Agnes Gooing, daughter of Andrew Martin Gooing and Areminta Barnett Gooing, was born April 4, 1852.  She died at age three, November 15, 1855.

 

Pleasant Thomas Fillmore Gooing, son of Andrew Martin Gooing and Areminta Barnett Gooing, was born April 16, 1854.  He was married to Alice McCoy February 15, 1883 in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.  She was born about 1860 to David McCoy and Nancy Dollar McCoy.  They lived at Marion, Louisiana in 1883, at Jacksboro, Texas in 1887, at Ft. Gibson, Oklahoma in 1888 and in Oklahoma City in 1891.  They were in Chadwick, Oklahoma in 1893 and back in Ft. Gibson in 1895.

 

Following a divorce, she was remarried to Robert Henry Rixon, according to Helen B. Wasson. She died July 2, 1938 in Bonner Springs, Kansas and was buried at Independence, Missouri.

 

Pleasant Thomas Fillmore Gooing was remarried, wife's name unknown.  He became a Mormon and died February 3, 1932 at Parma Canyon, Idaho. Children born to the second marriage are unknown.

 

Children born to Pleasant Thomas Fillmore Gooing and Al­ice McCoy Gooing include:

 

Mary Odessa "Mollie" Gooing   born November 16, 1883

Troy Angus Gooing                     born January 10, 1887

Harvey Thornton Gooing            born June 11, 1888

Thomas Andrew Gooing             born December 9, 1889

Jedediah Gooing                           born September 2, 1891

Ruby Gooing                                 born September 1, 1893

Homer Virgil Gooing               born February 11, 1895

 

Mary Odessa "Mollie" Gooing, daughter of Pleasant Thomas Fillmore Gooing and Alice McCoy Gooing, was born November 16, 1893 in Union Parish, Louisiana.  She was married March 16, 1904 to William Sapp. She died Septem­ber 5, 1959.

 

Troy Angus Gooing, son of Pleasant Thomas Fillmore Goo­ing and Alice McCoy Gooing, was born in Jack County, Texas January 10, 1887.  He was married about 1910 to Mary Estelle Cox.  Children born to Troy Angus Gooing and Mary Estelle Cox Gooing are unknown.

 

Harvey Thornton Gooing, son of Pleasant Thomas Fillmore Gooing and Alice McCoy Gooing, was born June 11, 1888 in Muskogee County, Oklahoma.  He died at age 14, June 19, 1902.

 

Thomas Andrew Gooing, son of Pleasant Thomas Fillmore Gooing and Alice McCoy Gooing, was born December 9, 1889 at Chadwich, Oklahoma.  He died at age 17, April 6, 1907.

 

Jedediah Gooing, son of Pleasant Thomas Fillmore Gooing and Alice McCoy Gooing, was born September 2, 1891 in Oklahoma City.  He was married about 1914 to Vivian Leigh Cox.  In 1915 they lived at St. John, Kansas.

 

Children born to Jedidiah Gooing and Vivian Leigh Gooing include:

 

Roy Elwyn Gooing     born December 14, 1915

 

Roy Elwyn Gooing, son of Jedidiah Gooing and Vivian Leigh Gooing, was born December 14, 1915 in Stafford County, Kansas.  He was married January 10, 1944 to Barbara Bigelow.  He died June 23, 1995 in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

 

Children born to Roy Elwyn Gooing and Barbara Bigelow Gooing include:

 

Vance Elwyn Gooing born September 14, 1944

Joel Allen Gooing             born June 24, 1946

Nancy Lee Gooing           born December 29, 1947

Dennis Wayne Gooing    born January 18, 1948

 

Ruby Gooing, daughter of Pleasant Thomas Fillmore Gooing and Alice McCoy Gooing, was born September 1, 1893 at Chadwick.  She died April 24, 1896 at age two.

 

Homer Virgil Gooing, son of Pleasant Thomas Fillmore Gooing and Alice McCoy Gooing, was born February 11, 1895.  He was married June 15, 1918 to Veda Hodgson.  Children born to Homer Virgil Gooing and Veda Hodgson Gooing are unknown.

 

An infant of Andrew Martin Gooing and Areminta Barnett Gooing was born September 10 and died shortly afterward.

 

Mary Alabama Gooing, daughter of Andrew Martin Gooing and Areminta Barnett Gooing, was born March 14, 1858.  She was married about 1875 to William Henry Ogletree.  She died October 12, 1883.

 

A note in the family bible states, "Mary 'Bama Ogletree started back to Texas and died on the way," [from Louisiana] according to Helen B. Wasson.  Place of burial is un­known.

 

Children born to them include:

 

Charles Thomas Ogletree      born May 19, 1877

James Edward Ogletree          born January 7, 1880

 

Martha Angeline Narcissa Gooing, daughter of Andrew Martin Gooing and Areminta Barnett Gooing, was born Au­gust 19, 1860 in Union Parish.  She was married October 26, 1882 to John Ballard.  He was the son of Andrew Jackson Ballard and Margaret Jane Furlow Ballard of Morehouse Parish, Louisiana.

 

He died in May 5, 1936, and she died February 22, 1949, according to Jim Ballard.

 

Children born to them include:

 

Areminta Jennie Ballard         born September 12, 1884

Edgar Leonard Ballard           born December 15, 1886

Rosa Lee Ballard                     born January 20, 1889

John Thomas Ballard             born January 9, 1893

Hansford Heard Ballard         born June 22, 1895

Emest Edward Ballard            born March 17, 1897

Collins Ballard                         born November 11, 1898

Olive Fay Ballard                    born May 29, 1902

 

Edgar Leonard Ballard, son of John Ballard and Martha Angeline Narcissa Gooing Ballard, was born December 15, 1886 in Union Parish, Louisiana.  He was married June 30, 1909 at Landerneau, Louisiana to Laura Dociere, daughter of Irenee Dociere and Lucretia B. Richardson Dociere.  He died in August 1938.  Laura Dociere Ballard died April 7, 1974 at Monroe, Louisiana.

 

Children born to them include:

 

Helen Louise Margaret Ballard         born June 4, 1910

Stephen Dociere Ballard                     born April 19, 1912

Edgard Leonard Ballard, Jr.                born June 11, 1914

John Irenee Ballard                             born April 10, 1916

Joseph Armand Ballard                      born Nov. 20, 1918

Marie Rosalie Ballard                          born 1921

Annie Laurie Ballard                           born 1923

 

Helen Louise Margaret Ballard, daughter of Edgar Leonard Ballard and Laura Dociere Ballard, was born at Farmerville, Louisiana June 4, 1910.  She was married December 30, 1933 to Stanley E. Wasson.  They were divorced June 13, 1958 at Monroe, Louisiana.

 

In 1986 she published "Our Kith and Kin," a genealogical account of her ancestral families of Ballard, Farrar, Heard, Going/Gooing, Barnett, Bishop, Lewis, Douciere, Smith, Richardson, Kent, Youngblood and Collins families.  In September 1992 she lived in Baton Rouge where she continued her research.  She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, National Society of Colonial Dames and Gowen Research Foundation.

 

John Thomas Ballard, son of John Ballard and Martha Angeline Narcissa Gooing Ballard, was born January 9, 1893 at Conway, Louisiana in Union Parish.  He was married there December 21, 1916 to Alethia Mae Ramsey. She was born November 15, 1894 to John Fletcher Ramsey and Mary Winifred "Mollie" Taylor of Union Parish. John Thomas Ballard died April 26, 1946 at Conway, and his wife died there March 6, 1949.

 

Children born to them include:

 

Ingram Ramsey Ballard                born November 2, 1917

Ralph Irving Ballard                      born July 22, 1919

Sunshine Ballard                           born September 16, 1923

Pleas Laine Ballard                        born February 6, 1920

James Thomas Ballard                  born August 17, 1936

 

Ingram Ramsey Ballard, son of John Thomas Ballard and Alethia Mae Ramsey Ballard, was born November 2, 1917 in Union Parish.  He was married December 26, 1938 to Catherine Canterberry.  He died November 11, 1965 at Baton Rouge and was buried in Conway Cemetery in Union Parish.

 

Ralph Irving Ballard, son of John Thomas Ballard and Alethia Mae Ramsey Ballard, was born July 22, 1919 in Union Parish.  He was married October 2, 1940 to Lillian Gilliland.  He died November 16, 1950 in West Monroe, Louisiana and was buried in Chapel Hill Cemetery.

 

Sunshine Ballard, daughter of John Thomas Ballard and Alethia Mae Ramsey Ballard, was born September 16, 1923 in Union Parish.  She was married March 2, 1942 to Wilson Lloyd Albritton, Jr.

 

Pleas Laine Ballard, son of John Thomas Ballard and Alethia Mae Ramsey Ballard, was born February 6, 1920 in Union Parish.  He was married July 4, 1965 to Evelyn Simpson Senn.  He died October 13, 1991 and was buried in Conway Cemetery.

 

James Thomas Ballard, son of John Thomas Ballard and Alethia Mae Ramsey Ballard, was born August 17, 1936 near Marion, Louisiana.  He was married October 8, 1960 in Alexandria, Virginnia to Nancy Lou Hall of Franklin, Pennsylvania.  In 1997 they lived in Vicksburg, Mississippi where he, a member of Gowen Research Foundation is active in the research of his family history.

 

Andrew Jackson Gooing, son of Andrew Martin Gooing and Areminta Barnett Gooing, was born September 24, 1863.  He died at age one, April 13, 1865.

 

Matilda Jane Gooing, daughter of Pleasant Goings and Louisa Alice "Ally" Webb Goings, was born June 11, 1848, in Shelby County.  She was married to James D. Lee about 1866.  She died September 26, 1928 in Union Parish, Louisiana.

 

Children born to James D. Lee and Matilda Jane Goins Lee in­clude:

 

Emma Susan Lee        born April 24, 1868

 

Emma Susan Lee, daughter of James D. Lee and Matilda Jane Goins Lee, was born April 24, 1868 in Autauga County or Talapossa County, Alabama.  She was married to Robert Alexander McLeod about 1890 in Union Parish. Emma Susan Lee died June 15, 1948 in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.

 

Children born to Robert Alexander McLeod and Emma Susan Lee McLeod include:

 

Sandy McLeod                 born August 23, 1892

 

Sandy McLeod, son of Robert Alexander McLeod and Emma Susan Lee McLeod, was born August 23, 1892 in Union Parish.  He was married to Lillian Ada Albritton, December 9, 1914 in  Union Parish.  He died April 23, 1973 in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.

 

Children born to Sandy McLeod and Lillian Ada Albritton McLeod include:

 

Vivian Lafay McLeod      born August 30, 1917

 

Vivian Lafay McLeod, daughter of Sandy McLeod and Lil­lian Ada Albritton Mcleod, was born August 30, 1917 in Union Parish.  She was married to James Howard "Jim" Bullock, June 12, 1937 in Franklin Parish, Louisiana.  She died November 7, 1984 in Richland Parish, Louisiana.

 

Children born to James Howard "Jim" Bullock and Vivian Lafay McLeod Bullock include:

 

Ella Lafay "Fay" Bullock born November 25, 1940

 

Ella Lafay "Fay" Bullock, daughter of James Howard "Jim" Bullock and Vivian Lafay McLeod Bullock was born in Franklin Parish, Louisiana.  She was married to William F. Kitchens, June 11, 1961 in Franklin Parish, Louisiana.  In 1992 they continued in Monroe, Louisiana where she was active in family history research.

 

David Gooing, son of Pleasant Goins and Temperance Cooper Goins, was born about 1826.

 

William Gooing, son of Pleasant Goins and Temperance Cooper Goins, was born about 1832.  He was enumerated in the 1870 census of Autauga County, Alabama, adjoining the household of his step-mother, Louisa Alice “Ally” Webb Goins.

 

Matilda Jane Gooing, daughter of Pleasant Goins and Louisa Alice “Ally” Webb Goins, was born June 11, 1848.

 

Margaret Gooing, daughter of Pleasant Goins and Louisa Alice “Ally” Webb Goins, was born about 1852. She was married August 4, 1870, shortly after the census was taken, to Joseph L. Littleton.   “Joseph Littleton and Pink Littleton were living next door to Louisa Alice “Ally” Webb Goins when the 1870 census was taken,” according to Gay Kinney.

 

Children born to them include:

 

Fannie Littleton          born about 1872

Louisiana Littleton     born about 1875

Charlie Littleton         born about 1878

 

Martin B. Gooing, son of Pleasant Gooing and Louisa Alice "Allie" Webb Gooing, was born about 1853, according to Gayle Kinney, a great-great granddaughter in a message dated May 7, 1998.

 

Children born to Martin B. Gooing include:

 

Fred B. Goins                           born in 1878

 

Fred B. Goins, railroad carpenter, who was born in 1878, and his wife, Ina Phillips Goins, a nurse, who was born at Junction City, Arkansas in 1890, were residents of Eros, Louisiana in 1908.

 

In 1920 Fred B. Goins, an inspector, and Ina Phillips Goins, a nurse roomed at 200 West Exchange, according to Ft. Worth, Texas city directory.  In 1923 they lived at 282 Baltimore.  He was employed as a car repairman for Ft. Worth & Denver Rail­road.

 

They received a warranty deed from J. R. Black January 27, 1923 to a lot in Ft. Worth, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 688, page 509.  They sold the property back to J. R. Black November 28, 1923, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 812, page 152.

 

Children born to Fred B. Goins and Ina Phillips Goins are believed to include:

 

Hazel Goins                                    born about 1905

Howard Martin Goins                   born February 16, 1908

 

Howard Martin Goins, second child of Fred B. Goins and Ina Phillips Goins, was born February 16, 1908 at Eros, Louisiana.  He was married to Irene Kimbel December 24, 1933, according to Gregg County, Texas Marriage Book N, page 528.  Of Irene Kimbel Goins nothing more is known.

 

Howard Martin Goins was married to Evelyn Rosenbaum September 23, 1939, according to Freestone County, Texas Marriage Book 15, page 133.  Later Howard Martin Goins and Evelyn Rosenbaum Goins lived near Dallas, Texas.  His birth certificate was recorded in Dallas County Birth Book 23, page 401.  Hazel Goins Jeanes, believed to be his sister, of Dallas was the informant.

 

Howard Martin Goins received a warranty deed from J. E. Par­riette April 2, 1945 to a lot in White Settlement, Texas, accord­ing to Tarrant County Deed Book 1700, page 221. He and Evelyn Rosenbaum Goins lived at 615 Silver Creek Road from 1949 through 1962 in White Settlement.  He was employed by Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation from 1949 through 1954, by Convair, its successor, from 1957 through 1961 and by Ft. Worth General Dynamics, its succes­sor in 1962. No children were born to Howard Martin Goins and Evelyn Rosenbaum Goins.  She died in May 1969.

 

Howard Martin Goins gave a warranty deed to J. N. Medley March 3, 1971 to his residence in White Settlement, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 5019, page 217.

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Nettie Alberta Goins died July 1924 in Dallas County according to Alabama Death index, volume 30, role 2, page 14776.

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Randolph Goins died November 18, 1918 in Dallas County according to Alabama Death index, volume 36, role 1, page 265.

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Lucile Gowan died October 25, 1917 in Dallas County according to Alabama Death index, volume 2, role 1, page 373.

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P. Gowan was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Dallas County, with post office at Selma, Al­abama:

 

Gowan,      P.                37, born in South Carolina

Sarah L.     39, born in South Carolina, no

      relation

Sarah L.     3, born in Alabama"

==O==

Tommie E. Gowan died March 1931 in Dallas County according to Alabama Death index, volume 11, role 2, page 5312.

 

Descendant Researchers:

 

John Thomas Ballard, 6219 E. Indiana Ave, Vicksburg, MS, 39180-5421

Barbara Bigelow Gooing, 3950 Homedale Road, #78, Klamath Falls, OR, 97603

Gay Kinney, 5kbz@bayou.com

Ella Lafay "Fay" Bullock Kitchens, 101 Jolly Roger, Monroe, LA, 71203, 318/343-6401

Helen B. Wasson, 326 Kenwood, Baton Rouge, LA, 70806, 504/926-6267

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Ethel C. Gowen died July 28, 1953 in Dalls County according to Alabama Death Index, volume 32, certificate 15938, role 5.

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Frances Wingfield Gowen died December 1924 in Dallas County according to Alabama Death index, volume 52, role 2, page 25738.

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Julien W. Gowen died February 1, 1941 in Dallas County according to Alabama Death index, volume 7, certificate 3225, role 4.

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Thomas B. Gowen July 13, 1951 in Dallas County according to Alabama Death index, volume 28, certificate 13926, role 5.

 

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

William A. Gowan died July 1934 in Escambia County according to Alabama Death index, volume 35, role 3, page 17468.

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Ernest A. McGowan was married to Sharon L. Johns December 15, 1969 in Escambia County.

 

ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

William Henry Goen and Charlotte Ewing/Ewers Goen were residents of Gadsden, Alabama in 1863.

 

Children born to William Henry Goen and Charlotte Ewing Goen include:

 

Willie Mae Goen                     born May 17, 1863

 

Willie Mae Goen, daughter of William Henry Goen and Charlotte Ewing Goen, was born May 17, 1863 in Gadsden, according to the research of Paula Sue Martin Willett . She was married about 1880 and removed to Texas.  Children born to them are unknown.

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Martha J. Goens died July 1937 in Etowah County according to Alabama Death index, volume 33, certificate 16376, role 3.

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Daris F. Gowen died January 23, 1946 in Etowah County according to Alabama Death index, volume 10, certificate 4547, role 4.

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Elizabeth Gowen was received in December 1856 by Old Harmony Baptist Church of Etowah County, according to the minutes of the church as transcribed by Gail Brown.

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Bessie D. Gowens died June 15, 1947 in Etowah County according to Alabama Death index, volume 27, certificate 13362, role 5.

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Catherine T. Gowens died October 7, 1959 in Etowah County according to Alabama Death index, volume 43, certificate 21098, role 5.

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Charles M. Gowens died December 21, 1957 in Etowah County according to Alabama Death index, volume 52, certificate 25672, role 5.

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Clara A. Gowens died January 1925 in Etowah County according to Alabama Death index, volume 2, role 2, page 555.

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Henry N. Gowens died January 4, 1944 in Etowah County according to Alabama Death index, volume 2, certificate 524, role 4.

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Rachel S. Gowens died November 1928 in Etowah County according to Alabama Death index, volume 53, role 2, page 26403.

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Stevie D. Gowens died June 30, 1953 in Etowah County according to Alabama Death index, volume 33, certificate 16102.

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Tom J. Gowens died March 1934 in Etowah County according to Alabama Death index, volume 11, role 3, page 5409.

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W. H. Gowens died February 1939 in Etowah County according to Alabama Death index, volume 6, certificate 2987, role 3.

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Wayne Gowens died November 1932 in Etowah County according to Alabama Death index, volume 46, role 2, page 22507.

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William "Billy" Gowens was born about 1855.  He was mar­ried about 1878, wife's name Minnie.  In 1885, they were residents of Etowah County.

 

Children born to William "Billy" Gowens and Minnie Gowens include:

 

Wes Gowens              born about 1880

Will Gowens               born about 1882

Ira Leford Gowens     born about 1885

Lula Gowens               born about 1890

 

Ira Leford Gowens, son of William "Billy" Gowens and Min­nie Gowens, was born about 1885 at Gadsden, Alabama.  He was married about 1908 to Daphne McGinnis.  They died in the 1950s at Cedartown, Georgia.

 

Children born to Ira Leford Gowens and Daphne McGinnis Gowens include:

 

James William Gowens    born April 24, 1909

Troy Roland Gowens             born October 7, 1911

Ira Elbert Gowens             born April 28, 1913

Pauline Gowens                born August 22, 1914

Florence Gowens              born September 24, 1917

Christine Gowens             born January 3, 1921

Ruth Gowens                    born about 1927

 

James William Gowens, son of Ira Leford Gowens and Daphne McGinnie Gowens, was born April 24, 1909 at Gadsden, according to the research of Timothy Eugene Gowens of Lawtey, Florida.

 

Troy Roland Gowens, son of Ira Leford Gowens and Daphne McGinnis Gowens, was born October 7, 1911 at Gadsden.  He was married about 1934, wife's name Pearl, at Cedartown, Georgia. 

 

Children born to Troy Roland Gowens and Pearl Gowens in­clude:

 

Margaret Gowens                                      born about 1937

Fred Gowens                                        born about 1942

 

Ira Elbert Gowens, son of Ira Leford Gowens and Daphne McGinnis Gowens, was born April 28, 1913 at Gadsden.  He was married about 1934 to Eunice Elmer Stevens who was born July 3, 1916 to Perry Stevens.  In 1946 they continued at Gadsden.

 

Children born to Ira Elbert Gowens and Eunice Elmer Stevens include:

 

Elbert Eugene Gowens    born February 5, 1936

Doris Faye Gowens          born October 7, 1945

Carolyn Sue Gowens       born June 2, 1946

 

Elbert Eugene Gowens, son of Ira Elbert Gowens and Eu­nice Elmer Stevens Gowens, was born February 5, 1936 at Gadsden.  He was married about 1959 to Gwendolyn Jones.  Five children, names unknown were born to Elbert Eugene Gowens and Gwendolyn Jones Gowens.

 

Elbert Eugene Gowens was remarried June 9, 1971 to Linda Lorene Michael.  She was born February 19, 1953 to Howard Michael and Irval Lorene Youngblood Michael.  In 1992 they lived at Lawtey, Florida.

 

Children born to Elbert Eugene Gowens and Linda Lorene Michael include:

 

Timothy Eugene Gowens            born September 26, 1974

Christopher Wayne Gowens             born January 17, 1978

Jennifer Lynn Gowens                 born July 12, 1979

 

Doris Faye Gowens, daughter of Ira Elbert Gowens and Eu­nice Elmer Stevens Gowens, was born October 7, 1945.  She died in the following year.

 

Carolyn Sue Gowens, daughter of Ira Elbert Gowens and Eunice Elmer Stevens Gowens, was born June 2, 1946 at Gadsden.

 

Pauline Gowens, daughter of Ira Leford Gowens and Daphne McGinnis Gowens, was born August 22, 1914 at Gadsden.  She was married about 1933 to James Shaw.

 

Florence Gowens, daughter of Ira Leford Gowens and Daphne McGinnis Gowens, was born September 24, 1917 at Gadsden.  She was married about 1937 to Allen Bolden.

 

Christine Gowens, daughter of Ira Leford Gowens and Daphne McGinnis Gowens, was born January 3, 1921 at Gadsden.  She was married about 1941 to George Shaw, brother to James Shaw.

 

Ruth Gowens, daughter of Ira Leford Gowens and Daphne Mcginnis Gowens, was born about 1925. She was married about 1946 to John Stubbs..

==O==

Raymond Marlowe Gowens, second child of Elijah Mancil Gowens and Pearl Patterson Gowens, was born at Piedmont, Alabama March 28, 1919, according to Dallas County, Texas Birth Book 56, page 431.  Elijah Mancil Gowens was born in Alabama in 1895 and Pearl Patterson Gowens was born in 1900 in Alabama.

 

FAYETTE COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Lou Gowen, negress, was enumerated as the head of a house­hold in the 1880 census of Fayette County, Enumera­tion Dis­trict 81, page 7:

 

"Gowen,    Lou            73, born in Alabama, female

Thomas       7, born in Alabama, nephew

Mack         8, born in Alabama, nephew

Maberry      5, born in Alabama, grandson

Louis   6/12, born in Alabama, grandson"

 

FRANKLIN COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Doctor Goin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Franklin County, page 201. Doctor Goin, a Tennesseean with post office address at Florence, Alabama was the head of Household 313-313 in District 2, in the 1860 census of Lauderdale County:

 

"Goin,        Doctor             42, laborer, $800 real estate, $20 per­

sonal property

Nancy       42, born in Alabama

Robert A.  18, born in Alabama, laborer

John F.      14, born in Alabama

Eliza C.      11, born in Alabama"

==O==

Riley Goin, free colored, had an undeliverable letter waiting for him at the post office at Tuscumbia, Alabama from January 1, 1824 to April 1, 1824, according to the "Franklin Inquirer" in its edition of March 27, 1824.  Tuscumbia, at the time, was lo­cated in Franklin County.  Later when Colbert County was organized, it was located in the new county.

 

Riley Goin, free colored, appeared as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Lawrence County, Alabama, page 289:

 

"Goin, Riley    free colored male        24-36

free colored female     10-24"

 

GARTH COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Ed Goin, 28, born in Tennessee, farmer was married to Bethel Thomas Goin [no relation to bride], according to Garth County, Alabama Marriage Book 5, page 215.  Bethel Thomas Goin Goin 22, was born in Alabama.

 

GREENE COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Thorn Goin was enumerated as the head of a negro house­hold in the 1880 census of Greene County, Enumeration District 76, page 32:

 

"Goin,        Thorn                     38, born in Alabama

Harriett                  35, born in Alabama

Amma                    15, born in Alabama, daughter

William                    5, born in Alabama, son"

==O==

J. L. Goins was married September 8, 1897 to Sarah C. Scott, according to "Franklin County, Alabama Marriages, 1890-1902."  Children born to J. L. Goins and Sarah C. Scott Goins are unknown.

==O==

James M. Goins was married to Miss R. T. Richardson March 25, 1896, according to "Franklin County, Alabama Marriages, 1890-1902."  Of James M. Goins and R. T. Richardson Goins nothing more is known

==O==

Sarah J. Goins was married October 16, 1895 to W. A. Petree, according to "Franklin County, Alabama Marriages, 1890-1902."

 

HALE COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Christopher C. Gowin appeared as the head of household in the 1880 census of Hale County, Enumeration District 56, page 15:

 

"Gowin,     Christopher C.      30, born in Alabama

Julia R.                   28, born in Alabama

Sada P.                     8, born in Alabama

Sadie L.                    7, born in Alabama

Edwin E.                  4, born in Alabama

Alice V.                    2, born in Alabama

Willie C.              5/12, born in Alabama

Kerr,          Lewis                     30, born in Alabama, brother

-in-law"

 

HENRY COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Ambrose Going was married to Mary Page November 20, 1854 in Henry County, according to "Henry County, Alabama Marriages, 1821-1871." .  Of Ambrose Going and Mary Page Going nothing more is known.

                                             ==O==

Daniel Gowan, "negro, 19, born in July 1880 in South Car­olina, railroad construction camp grader" was a resident of Dothan, Alabama when enumerated in the 1900 census of Henry County.

==O==

Anthony Gown was married to Margaret Woodham Febru­ary 28, 1854 in Henry County.  Of Anthony Gown and Mar­garet Woodham Gown nothing more is known.

 

HOUSTON COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Ida May Gowens died July 1925 in Houston County according to Alabama Death index, volume 41, role 2, page 20254.

 

JACKSON COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Jane Goens, "20, born in Tennessee," was recorded in the household of William Frady, No. 213-213, November 8, 1850 in the federal census.

==O==

John W. Goens died June 23, 1913 in Jackson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 12, certificate 265, role 1.

==O==

Tom Goens died May 3, 1913 in Jackson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 12, certificate 266, role 1.

==O==

Elzie H. Goin, born April 21, 1890--died April 27, 1965 was buried in Paint Rock Cemetery, Paint Rock, Alabama.  Beside him was buried his wife, Bethel M. Goin, born September 17, 1896--died April 17, 1980.

==O==

Clifton Goines, 22, was born in Tennessee.  He was married about 1919 to Bessie Dodson 19, who was born in Alabama, according to Jackson County Marriage Book 6, page 105.  They lived at Hollywood where he was a farmer.

==O==

Cas Goins died July 23, 1915 in Jackson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 13, certificate 194, role 1.

==O==

Corvil Goins was married to Nellie Goins May 3, 1903, ac­cording to Jackson County Marriage Book I, page 130. A. L. Starkey was bondsman for the marriage.  Of Corvil Goins and Nellie Goins Goins nothing more is known.

==O==

Edward Lee Goins, born November 23, 1945 at Scottsboro, Alabama.  He enlisted in the U. S. Navy November 21, 1965 at Newport, Rhode Island and was discharged November 16, 1967, according to the Jackson County Discharge Book 14, page 453.

==O==

Harrison Goins, 21 was married May 28, 1912 to Annie Holder, age 16 or 17 at Wannville, Alabama, according to Jackson County Marriage Book 3, page 512.  Carter Goins and R. O. Starkey, were bondsmen for the marriage.  Children born to Harrison Goins and Annie Holder Goins are unknown.

==O==

Howard Pete Goins, born September 3, 1928, in Jackson County Alabama.  He lived in Hollywood, Alabama.  He served in the U. S. Navy for seven years and was once sta­tioned in Guam.  He was discharged April 8, 1953, according to the Jackson County Discharge Book 10, page 150.

==O==

J. C. Goins died August 15, 1913 in Jackson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 12, certificate 264, role 1.

==O==

Joseph Goins, 29 was married to Eva Goins, 19 at Limrock, Alabama, August 19, 1916, according to Jackson County Marriage Book 5, page 639.

==O==

Paul Goins died February 1923 in Jackson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 7, role 2, page 3251.

==O==

Robert Lee Goins, 19, was married to Jessie Boulding, 24 November 28, 1914 at Fackler, Alabama, according to Jackson County Marriage Book 4, page 363.  Children born to Robert Lee Goins and Jessie Boulding Goins are unknown.

==O==

Vannel H. Clay Goins, 21, white male, born in Tennessee and a farmer, was married October 21, 1916, at Hollywood, Alabama to Carrie Goins 18, white female, born in Tennessee, according to Jackson County Marriage Book 5, page 24.  Of Vannell H. Clay Goins and Carrie Goins Goins nothing more is known.

==O==

William Goins was married to Hellena Henry December 22, 1875, according to Jackson County Marriage Book B, page 542.  Witnesses for the marriage were William Goins and T. F. Henry.  Children born to William Goins and Hellena Henry Goins are unknown.

==O==

B. S. Gowan was a resident of Scottsboro, Alabama in 1888.

==O==

Anderson B. Gowen, "21, laborer, born in Tennessee" was enumerated in the household of Asa Crawley, "24, laborer, born in Tennessee," No. 434-434 in the census of Jackson County taken December 9, 1850.

==O==

William Gowen was born between 1770 and 1780 of parents unknown.  He appeared as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Jackson County, page 128:

 

"Gowen, William        white male             50-60

white female          50-60

white male             15-20

white male             15-20

white male             10-15

white male             10-15

white female            5-10"

 

No slaves were reported in the enumeration.

 

William Gowen purchased 40 acres from the federal government September 10, 1834 in township 3 South, Range 3 East in Jackson County.

 

 It is believed that children born to William Gowen include:

 

David Gowen                                 born about 1800

Martin Gowen                                born about 1805

 

David Gowen, believed to be a son of William Gowen was born about 1800.  He was married April 25, 1820 to Elizabeth Gibson, daughter of Hiram Gibson and Rachel Gibson, ac­cording to Jackson County Marriage Book G, page 68.

 

He was listed in the 1830 census of Jack­son County, northern District, page 128, as the head of a household adjoining the location of William Gowen.  The family was composed of:

 

"Gowen, David     white male       20-30

white female   20-30

white male         0-5

white male         0-5

white male         0-5"

 

David Gowen and Elizabeth Gibson Gowen were mentioned in the will of Hiram Gibson dated November 11, 1865.  Hiram Gibson, "father of Elizabeth Gibson Gowan and the husband of Rachel Gibson, formerly a widow," was married about 1820, probably in Jackson County, according to Jackson County Probate Minute Book K.

 

Martin Gowen, believed to be a son of William Gowen, was born about 1805.  He was married to Rachel Simpson March 18, 1826 in Madison County, according to Madison County Marriage Book 3, page 441.  He was shown as the head of a household in the 1830 census of the northern district of Jackson County, page 128, adjoining William Gowen.

 

His household was composed of:

 

"Gowen, Martin   white male       20-30

white female   20-30

white male       20-30

white male         0-5"

 

Martin Gowen purchased 80.18 acres in Jackson County from the federal government May 21, 1831.

 

On March 5, 1840 Martin Gowen purchased items at the estate sale of Elias Bayless in Madison County, according to Madison County Orphans Court Minute Book 8, page 45.

 

It is believed that children born to Martin Gowen and Rachel Simpson Gowen include:

 

William Gowen           born in 1830

 

William Gowen, only known son of Martin Gowen and Rachel Simpson Gowen, was born in 1830 in Alabama, prob­ably Jackson County.  He was married at age 16, wife's name Elizabeth.

 

William Gowen was the only member of the family to head a household in Jackson County in the 1860 census.  His house­hold, No. 71-71, Division 4, was enumerated June 4, 1860:

 

"Gowan,    William      30, born in Alabama, blacksmith, $65

personal property

Elizabeth   31, born in Alabama, illiterate

Alivera      14, born in Alabama"

 

In the Jackson County Court records, term of October 1861, it was reported that "William Gowan" of District 17 had vol­unteered to serve in the Mead Company of the Twentieth Alabama Infantry Regiment and had left his home in Octo­ber 1861.  The record states that he had left behind "his wife, age 35, a daughter, age 16 and a son, age 10", according to "Valley Leaves of Alabama," a genealogical publication.  Eliza­beth Gowen participated in a distribution of $700 worth of pro­visions which were doled out in District 17 by the county.

 

William Gowan appeared in the Jackson County Court records, term of November 1861.  The record stated that "William Gowan of Nashville, Alabama" was a volunteer in Con­federate service and that he had left a wife and one child, age 11, who were in need of assistance. It is assumed that Alivera Gowan, at 16 by this time, had married or was away with relatives.

 

On October 13, 1862 the Jackson County Court approved a list of Confederate volunteers from Jackson County whose families were in need of assistance.  "William Gowin" was in­cluded in the list from District 17 of the county.  The record mentioned that his wife and one child were left.  They were assisted in a share of "50 sacks of salt" provided by the state of Alabama, according to "Valley Leaves of Alabama," Volume 8. Apparently William Gowen died during the Civil War.

 

"Elizabeth Gowans," widow, age 41, appeared in the 1870 census of Jackson County, liv­ing in District 4, Subdivision 1 in Long Island, Alabama.  The household, No. 72-73, was enumerated as:

 

"Gowans,  Elizabeth  41, born in Alabama, illiterate, $100

real estate, $150 personal prop

­erty

David A.   9, born in Alabama"

 

It is believed that children born to William Gowen and Eliz­abeth Gowen include:

 

Alivera Gowen            born in 1846

  [son]                           born in 1851

David A. Gowen         born in 1861

 

Alivera Gowen, believed to be a daughter of William Gowen and Elizabeth Gowen, was born in 1846. She appeared as a 16-year-old in the 1860 census of Jackson County living in her parents' household. Nothing more is known of this individual.

 

A son born in 1851 was the couple's second known child.  Of this individual nothing is known.

 

David A. Gowen, son of William and Elizabeth Gowen, was born in 1861.  He appeared living in his mother's household as a nine-year-old in the 1870 census of Jackson County.

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Joe F. Gowen died October 17, 1914 in Jackson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 13, certificate 98, role 1.

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William Gowen was enumerated as the head of a household in the District 21, Jackson County October 31, 1850:

 

"Gowen,    William      23, born in North Carolina, illiterate

Elizabeth   22, born in Alabama, illiterate

Gilly,          Albert G.   18, born in Alabama, laborer

Peggy A. 15, born in Tennessee"

==O==

Mary Gowen was enumerated as the head of a household in the census of Jackson County December 9, 1850. The family, No. 429-429 which adjoined that of John Berry was recorded as:

 

"Gowen,    Mary         29, born in Tennessee

Lucinda       6, born in Alabama

Marianna    2, born in Alabama

Berry         Wiet          22, born in Tennessee, laborer

Sidney             19, born in Alabama, female"

==O==

Carter J. Gowin, Company F, Eighth Tennessee Infantry Regiment, was buried in Price Cemetery, Riverview Church, Jackson County.

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Mary Gowin was married to William C. Isbell January 6, 1854, according to "Jackson County, Alabama Marriages, 1851-1892."

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Lee Gowins, 18 was married to Margie Welch, 17 July 4, 1913, according to Jackson County Marriage Book 4, page 134.  R. O. Starkey was bondsman.  Children born to Lee Gowins and Margie Welch Gowins are unknown.

==O==

Winford Gowins died August 1927 in Jackson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 32, role 2, page 15857.


JEFFERSON COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Jacob Goen, negro was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Jefferson County, Enumeration District 113, page 14:

 

"Goen,       Jacob               26, born in December 1873 in

AL, negro

Minnie             35, born in April 1865 in MS

Kemilla            2, born in March 1898 in MS,

son

Frank Elwin       9, born in September 1891 in                                                                     MS, son

Josie                  5, born in September 1894 in

MS, son"

==O==

Amos Goins died February 1925 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 7, role 2, page 3203.

==O==

Carlton Goins died August 28, 1912 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 13, certificate 359, role 1.

==O==

David Goins died February 1928 in Jefferson County acccording to Alabama Death index, volume 8, role 2, page 3705.

==O==

George Goins died July 6, 1916 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 18, certificate 153, role 1.

==O==

Harrison Goins died April 13, 1921 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 13, role 2, page 6489.

==O==

John Goins died November 1931 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 49, role 2, page 24329.

==O==

John Calhoun Goins was born in Jefferson County in 1851.  He served in an Alabama infantry regiment according to "Tennessee Confederate Widows and Their Families"  abstracted by Edna Weifering.  He was married in 1871 in Lawrence County, Alabama to Rhoda Elizabeth Payne.

 

They were enumerated as the heads of a household enumeration in the 1880 census of Lawrence County, Enumeration District 168, page 22, Moulton District as:

 

"Gowen,    J. C.                        29, born in Alabama

Rhoda                    24, born in Alabama

John C.                    7, born in Alabama

Marberry                 5, born in Alabama

Mariette                   1, born in Alabama"

 

He died in Lauderdale County, Tennessee in 1923.  Rhoda Elizabeth Payne Goins applied for Confederate Widows Pension No. 7958 and died there in 1934.

==O==

Lucy Goins died August 1928 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 40, role 2, page 19601.

==O==

Mary Jane Goin, negro was the head of a household recorded in 1900 in Jefferson County, Enumeration District 146, page 15, living on Fifth Avenue, Birmingham, Alabama:

 

"Goin,        Mary Jane             60, born in May 1840 in AL

John H.            33, born in October 1866 in AL,

son

Logwood U.   28, born in November 1871 in

AL, son

Blanche E.       23, born in July 1876 in AL,

      daughter-in-law"

Binford,     Sadie                12, born in September 1897 in

AL, granddaughter."

==O==

William Goin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Jefferson County, Enumeration District 146, page 15, living on 26th Street, Birmingham:

 

"Goin,        William            34, born in February 1866 in MS

Maggie            23, born in March 1867 in AL

Woodliff,  Robert             34, born in April 1866 in AL,

brother-in-law

Anna               29, born in December 1870 in MS,

sister"

Curry,        Charley            14, born in December 1885 in MS,

nephew

Jessie               12, born in September 1887 in

MS, niece 

Goin,          Carleton          25, born in July 1875 in MS,

brother"

                                        ==O==

Abbe Going was married November 24, 1875 to Mollie Kyle in Birmingham by G. Ellington, minister of the gospel, according to Jefferson County marriage records.  Children born to Abee Going and Mollie Kyle Going are unknown.

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Allen Johnston Going, son of Clarence Johnston Going and Louise Thornbury Going, was born in Birmingham, Alabama September 29, 1917.  He received an M.A. degree in 1940 and in 1947 received his Ph.D. degree from the University of North Carolina.  He was married to Dora Alice Henly August 21, 1954.

 

From 1942 to 1957 he was a history professor at the University of Alabama.  He taught history at the University of Houston, Houston, Texas from 1957 to 1967.  He was a visiting professor at the University of North Carolina in 1954-1955.  He was a Phi Beta Kappa, a democrat and a Presbyterian.  He wrote "Bourbon Democracy in Alabama, 1874-1890."  In 1972 he and Alice Dora Henley Going lived in Houston, according to "Who's Who in America 1972-1973."

 

William Thornbury Going, another son of Clarence Johnston Going and Louise Thornburg Going, was born in Birming­ham June 3, 1915.  He was graduated from the University of Al­abama in 1936 with an A.B. degree.  He received an M.A. de­gree from Duke University in 1938.  He was married to Mar­garet Moorer December 15, 1951.

 

He received an Ed.D. degree from the University of Michigan in 1954.  He was an English teacher at West End High School, Birmingham in 1938-39.  He was assistant professor of educa­tion at Howard College, Birmingham in the summer of 1939.  He was professor of English at the University of Alabama from 1939 to 1957.  He was teaching fellow at the University of Michigan in 1952 and 1953. He was an English professor at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois from 1957 to 1972, according to "Who's Who in America, 1972-73."  He was a Democrat and a Presbyterian.  In 1972 he and Margaret Moorer Going lived at Edwardsville.

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Arthur Lee Gowan died August 1931 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 36, role 2, page 17924.

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Barney Gowan was recorded in the 1900 census of Jefferson County, Enumeration District 123, page 10 as a "boarder with Mr. Ellery."

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George A. Gowan died July 29, 1952 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 29, certificate 14393, role 5.

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Jack Arthur Gowan was born August 17, 1931 at Hoover, Ala-bama of parents unknown, according to the research of Lisa Michelle Eastman Looney.  He was married June 10, 1955 in Orange County, Florida to LaFay Ann Eastman who was born December 3, 1936 in Orange County. She was the daughter of Rufus John Eastman and Beatrice Alena Tanner Eastman.

 

Jack Arthur Gowan was an officer in First National Bank of Birmingham. LaFay Ann Eastman Gowan was a descendant of Burgess Going, son of Thomas Gowen who wrote his will in Randolph County, North Carolina February 7, 1797.  She did extensive research in her North Carolina ancestors and pub-lished her work about 1990.

 

In April 1994 LaFay Ann Eastman Gowan sustained a broken ankle in a fall and was confined to a wheelchair.  At the same time Jack Arthur Gowan underwent by-pass surgery on his heart.  In 1996 they were divorced.

 

Children born to them include:

 

      Jack Arthur Gowan, Jr.                 born November 22, 1955

      Hugh Edward Gowan                   born September 13, 1958

 

Jack Arthur Gowan, Jr, son of Jack Arthur Gowan and LaFay Ann Eastman Gowan, was born July 25, 1957 in Tallahassee, Florida.  He was married May 28, 1977 to Marilyn Veta Gor-don at Homewood, Alabama.  She was born November 22, 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio.  In 1994 they lived in Wilmington, North Carolina.

 

Children born to Jack Arthur Gowan, Jr. and Marilyn Veta Gordon Gowan include:

 

John Arthur Gowan                born November 16, 1994,

 

Hugh Edward Gowan, son of Jack Arthur Gowan and LaFay Ann Eastman Gowan, was born September 13, 1958 at Jack-sonville, Florida.  He was married in June 1983 in Jefferson County to Sharon E. Rylee who was born October 13, 1958.

 

Children born to Hugh Edward Gowan and Sharon E. Rylee Gowan include:

 

Hugh Edward Gowan, Jr. born November 2, 1983

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Odis E. Gowan died May 26, 1951 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index,  volume 25, certificate 12131, role 5.

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Sudie F. Gowan died April 1939 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 17, certificate 8330, role 3.

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Mrs. Susie Gowan, "33, born in April 1867 in Tennessee" and her daughters, Lora Gowan, "13, born in October 1886 in Ten­nessee" and Gertha Gowan, "11, born in August 1888 in Al­abama" were recorded in the home of her father, A. D. Fergu­son in the 1900 census of Jefferson County, Enumeration Dis­trict 149, page 2, living on South 25th Street in Birmingham.

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Virginia Gowan died October 10, 1916 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 18, certificate 265, role 1.

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William Jones Gowan died April 8, 1918 in Jefferson County according to Alabam Death index, volume 50, role 1, page 54.

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Adrien D. Gowen died November 8, 1957 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 47, certificate 23356, role 5.

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John Gowen died April 1928 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 19, page 2, page 9069.

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Kathleen N. Gowen died September 11, 1945 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 34, certificate 16966, role 4.

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Thomas Gowen received a patent from the federal government June 1, 1858 to 40 acres in Jefferson County.

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William Gowen was the surety for the marriage of James Gowen to Mary Ann Wood December 14, 1823, according to Jefferson County Marriage Book 1, page 5, license No. 907. Of William Gowen, James Gowen and Mary Ann Wood Gowen nothing more is known.

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Ina Gowens died May 1930 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 23, role 2, page 11386.

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An infant of John Gowens died June 1925 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 28, role 2, page 13829.

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Lillie Gowens died January 1934 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 3, role 3, page 1019.

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Mac Gowens died January 26, 1940 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 3, certificate 1123, role 4.

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Bessie Gowin died June 1929 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 32, role 2, page 15982.

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A. C. Goyne, Benjamin Ayres and B. E. Grace witnessed the will of William Ayers, Sr. August 12, 1839, according to Jefferson County Will Book 1818-1840, page 174.

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Benjamin Goyne was born about 1780 in North Carolina, according to his 1850 enumeration in the census of Jefferson County.  He lived in Tennessee in 1816 when a daughter was born.

 

"Benjamin Goyne" was listed as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Jefferson County, page 178:

 

"Goyne, Benjamin      white male                   40-50

white female                50-60

white female                15-20

white male                   15-20

white female                10-15

white male                     5-10

white male                     5-10"

 

“Benjamin Gowin” was married to Mary “Polly” Campbell May 26, 1845, according to "Jefferson County, Alabama Marriages, 1815-1859."  He was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Jefferson County, page 206-B, Powel’s Beat, District 32, Household No. 96:

 

      “Goyne,    Benjamin               70, born in NC

                         Mary                      35,

                         John                         4, born in AL

                         Rebecca                   1, born in AL”

 

Living in an adjacent location was his son-in-law, Nathan F. Wheatley pages 204-A and 204-B and, Powel’s Beat, District 32, in Household No. 97:

 

      “Wheatley,     Nathan            34, born in GA, farmer

Elizabeth         34, born in TN

Arena A.         14, born in AL

Benjamin         12, born in AL

Mary A.          10, born in AL

Rhoda A.          9, born in AL

Nancy C.           7, born in AL

William J.   5, born in AL

 

Thomas Niswonger, a descendant, provided the 1850 census enumerations.  Benjamin Goyne reappeared in the 1860 census return of Jefferson County.

 

Children born to Benjamin Goyne include:

 

Meshack Gowen                                        born about 1804

Elizabeth Gowen                                        born about 1816

 

Children born to Benjamin Goyne and Mary “Polly” Campbell Gowen, according to the research of Frances Fleming of Carthage, Missouri, include:

 

John Gowin                                                 born about 1847

Rebecca Gowin                                          born about 1850

 

Meshack Gowen, son of Benjamin Gowen, was born about 1804.  "Mashac Gowen" was married to Sarah Sears [Spivis?] May 6, 1827, according to Jefferson County Marriage Book 1, page 132, License No. 579.

 

Meshac Gowing was a taxpayer in Civil District 10 of Shelby County, Tennessee in 1837, paying a tax on "1 poll," according to the research of Frances Fleming, Foundation member of Carthage, Missouri.

 

He appeared on the Chickasaw County, Mississippi tax roll from 1841 through 1845. He also appeared on the "personal roll" for 1845 and the "land roll" in 1845, but did not appear in the deed records.

 

"Meshack Goin" appeared in the 1841 Chickasaw County, Mississippi state census, according to Frances Fleming.  She reported that he was enumerated as:

 

"Goin,        Meshack   white male       21-45

white male         0-18"

 

It is believed that Sarah Sears Gowen was deceased before the census.

 

Elizabeth Goyne, daughter of Benjamin Goyne, was born about 1816 in Tennessee, according to her 1850 census enumeration.  She is possibly the “white female, 10-15” who appeared in the 1830 census of her father’s household.  She was married July 3, 1833 to Nathan F. Wheatley, according to Jefferson County marriage records.

 

They were enumerated as the head of a family in the 1850 census of Jefferson in an adjacent location with Benjamin Goyne. They were recorded on 204-A and 204-B, Powel’s Beat, District 32, in Household No. 97:

 

      “Wheatley,     Nathan            34, born in GA, farmer

Elizabeth         34, born in TN

Arena A.         14, born in AL

Benjamin         12, born in AL

Mary A.          10, born in AL

Rhoda A.          9, born in AL

Nancy C.           7, born in AL

William J.   5, born in AL

 

Children born to Nathan F. Wheatley and Elizabeth Goyne Wheatley include:

 

Arena  A.  Wheatley              born about 1836

Benjamin Wheatley                born about 1838

Mary A. Wheatley                 born about 1840

Rhoda A. Wheatley               born about 1841

Nancy C. Wheatley                born about 1843

William J. Wheatley               born about 1845

 

Arena A. Wheatley, daughter of Nathan F. Wheatley and Elizabeth Goyne Wheatley, was born about 1836 in Jefferson County.  She was married December 15, 1850 to Washington A. Bates in Jefferson County, according to Thomas Niswonger.

 

He was born about 1830 in Georgia to John Bates and Frances Bates.  The Bates family was enumerated in the 1850 census of Jefferson County, page 217-A, Green’s Beat, District 32:

 

“Bates,      John                       45, born in SC

Frances                  45, born in SC

Washington A.    20, born in GA

Mary A.                 17, born in GA

Nancy                          14, born in GA

Melissa J.                    10, born in AL

Lucinda F.               6, born in AL

John W. [twin]       3, born in AL

Newton B. [twin]    3, born in AL”

 

John W. Bates, twin son of John Bates and Frances Bates, was born about 1847 in Alabama.  He was married about 1870 to Mary Jane Standland. She was born January 26, 1849 to James H. Standland and Lisa Jane Farley Standland.  Lucy Ann Bates, daughter of John W. Bates and Mary Jane Standland Bates, is the great-grandmother of Thomas Niswonger.

 

Lucinda F. Bates, daughter of John Bates and Frances Bates, was born about 1844 in Alabama. She was married about 1866 to James M. Goins.

 

John Gowin, son of Benjamin Goyne and Mary “Polly” Campbell Goyne, was born about 1847, according to Frances Fleming.  Of this individual nothing more is known.

 

Rebecca Gowin, daughter of Benjamin Goyne and Mary “Polly” Campbell Goyne, was born about 1850, according to Frances Fleming.  Of this individual nothing more is known.

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Samuel Gowin, possibly a son of Benjamin Goyne, was born about 1815 in Tennessee.  Laura Conner, a great-great-granddaughter of Garland, Texas identifies him as "Samuel B. Gowin/Goins" and states that his daughter, Melissa Belle Gowins Adams showed his birthplace as "Georgia" on her enumeration in the 1810 census.  Samuel Gowin named a son “Benjamin.”

 

"Samuel Gowen" was married to Mary Ann "Polly" Wood October 14, 1838 by S. W. Youngblood, justice of the peace, according to Jefferson County Marriage Book 2, page 74.  He was enumerated in the 1840 census of Pontotoc County, Mississippi, according to the research of Peggy Ann White, a descendant.  His family consisted of “a wife and a daughter, age 0-5.

 

James E. Gowen, age 40-50, was enumerated in the household adjoining in the 1840 census of Pontotoc County.

 

"Samuel Gowin" appeared on the 1844 tax roll and the 1845 ad valorem tax roll of Chickasaw County, Mississippi.

 

"Samuel Goin," "age 35, born in Tennessee" appeared as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Chickasaw County:

 

      "Goin, Samuel                   35         born in TN, farmer

                   Mary                      30         born in AL     

                   Felicity J.               10         born in MS

                   Nancy                      9         born in MS

                   Francis A.             7         born in MS

                   Benjamin F.           3         born in MS

                   William H. H. 8/12     born in MS

      Goin,   Catherine              14         born in TN"

 

He reappeared on the real estate 1852 tax roll in Chickasaw County.  He did not reappear in the Chickasaw County records after that date.

 

In 1861 they were residents of Arkansas, probably Hot Springs County.  It is believed that Mary Ann “Polly” Wood Gowin died in that year, perhaps in childbirth.  Samuel B. Gowin was remarried November 4, 1863 to Mrs. Martha Roland Holloway Bailey who was also born in Tennessee, about 1835, according to the research of Peggy Ann Davis White.  He is regarded as her second husband.

 

She is regarded as the widow of John W. Bailey who was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1860 census of Hot Springs County.  It is believed that two children were born to them.

 

They removed to Texas immediately after the Civil War, and they were located in Van Zandt County, Texas by 1870.  Peggy A. White, a descendant of 109 Underwood Drive, Hopkinsville, Kentucky provided census enumerations on Samuel B. Gowin who was recorded in Van Zandt County in 1870 and 1880.  In 1870 his household, No. 1035-1188, was recorded as:

 

"Gowin,           Samuel      54, born in TN, white male

Martha      40, born in TN, white female

Mary E.     13, born in MS, white female

Rebecca      9, born in AR, white female

James        8, born in AR, white male

Martha      5, born in AR, white female

Lucinda       4, born in TX, white female

Holloway,       Lou            18, born in AR, white female"

 

The household reappeared in the 1880 census living in Enu­meration District 122, Precinct 4:

 

"Gowins,   Sam'l          63, born in TN

Martha      45, born in TN

Lucy          14, born in TX, daughter

Melissa       8, born in TX, daughter

Bailey,       Rebecca    18, born in TX, step-daughter"

 

"Sam Goins" was a Socialist Party candidate for the office of Cotton Weigher at Alba, Texas, according to the September 7, 1916 edition of "Wood County Democrat."

 

In the early 1900s Samuel B. Gowin operated Clark's Ferry across the Sabine River, according to William Jackson "Willie" Gowin of Forney, Texas who reported that he was buried in Dunbar Cemetery in Rains County. 

 

Children born to Samuel B. Gowin and Mary Ann "Polly" Wood Gowin include:

 

Felicity J. Gowin                            born about 1840

Nancy Gowin                                 born about 1841

Francis A. Gowin                          born about 1843

Benjamin F. Gowin                        born about 1847

William Henry Harrison Gowin   born about 1849

Mary E. Gowin                               born about 1857

James Richard Clay Gowin          born July 7, 1861

 

Children born to Samuel B. Gowin and Martha Roland Gowin include:

 

Rebecca Gowin                              born about 1861

Martha Gowin                                born about 1864

Lucinda Gowin                              born March 17, 1866

Melissa Belle Gowin [twin]          born about 1871

 [twin son]                                      born about 1871

 

Felicity J. Gowin, daughter of Samuel B. Gowin and Mary Ann "Polly" Wood Gowin, was born about 1840 in Mississippi.  She appeared as a 10-year-old in the 1850 census of Chickasaw County.

 

Nancy Gowin, daughter of Samuel B. Gowin and Mary Ann "Polly" Wood Gowin, was born about 1841 in Mississippi.  She appeared as a nine-year-old in the 1850 census of Chickasaw County.

 

Francis A. Gowin, son of Samuel B. Gowin and Mary Ann "Polly" Wood Gowin, was born about 1840 in Mississippi.  He appeared as a seven-year-old in the 1850 census of Chickasaw County.

 

Benjamin F. Gowin, son of Samuel B. Gowin and Mary Ann "Polly" Wood Gowin, was born about 1840 in Mississippi.  He appeared as a three-year-old in the 1850 census of Chickasaw County.

 

William Henry Harrison Gowin, son of Samuel B. Gowin and Mary Ann "Polly" Wood Gowin, was born about 1840 in Mississippi.  He appeared at age eight months in the 1850 census of Chickasaw County.  He accompanied his father in the move to Van Zandt County, Texas.

 

He was married to Delia McNite [McKnight?] May 28, 1872, according to Van Zandt County marriage records.  William H. H. Gowin and Delia McNite Gowin appeared in the 1880 census of Van Zandt County, Enumerated District 122, page 26, precinct 4:

 

"Gowins,   William            29, born in Mississippi

Delila               28, born in Mississippi

Sam                    5, born in Texas

John                   2, born in Texas

Mary                14, born in Texas"

 

Children born to William Henry Harrison Gowin and Delia Knight Gowin include:

 

Lou Gowin                                      born about 1874

Samuel Collier Gowin             born June 25, 1876

John Gowin                                    born about 1878

 

Lou Gowin, daughter of William Henry Harrison Gowin and Delia Knight Gowin, was born about 1874. She was married about 1893, husband's name Bizzell.  Lou Gowin Bizzell later lived and died in Dallas, Texas.

 

Samuel Collier Gowin, son of William Henry Harrison Gowin and Delia Knight Gowin, was born June 25, 1876 at Grand Saline, Texas.  He was orphaned at an early age and was reared by a man named Ezell who provided a home for 13 other orphans.

 

He was married November 2, 1902 in Wood County, Texas to Myrtie Mae Price, according to Wood County Marriage Book D, page 492.  She was the daughter of John R. Price, who was born in Georgia, and Martha Dutton Price, who was born in Al­abama.  Myrtie Mae Price was born October 25, 1884 in Hood County, Texas.  [One report states Fannin County, Texas.]  From 1903 through 1920 Samuel Collier Gowin and Myrtie Mae Price Gowin lived at Alba, Texas where he was engaged in farming.

 

Samuel Collier Gowin and Myrtie Mae Price Gowin received a warranty deed November 24, 1904 from D. K. Robinson to 40 acres of land located near Mineola, Texas for $425, according to Wood County Deed Book 58, page 494.  They received a warranty deed from H. M. Whitus and M. K. Whitus October 21, 1909 to 1/8 interest in the estate of John R. Price, deceased for $125, according to Wood County Deed book 107, page 118.  M. K. Whitus was also a daughter of John R. Price.  On January 16, 1912 Samuel Collier Gowin and Myrtie Mae Price Gowin received an 1/8 interest in the estate of John R. Price for $300 from J. M. Price et ux in the property located three miles southeast of Alba, Texas, according to Wood County Deed Book 106, page 154.

 

Samuel Collier Gowin and Myrtie Mae Price Gowin sold 3/8 interest in the estate of John R. Price to T. B. Whitus October 31, 1913 for $700, according to Wood County Deed Book 239, page 215.  During the early years of their marriage, they lived at Alba, Texas where all of their children were born, according to Naomi Lucile Gowin Burgin, a granddaughter of Rincon, Georgia

 

Later Samuel Collier Gowin moved to Runnels County and farmed near Winters, Texas. In 1936, they moved to Brownwood, Texas.  In 1939 Samuel Collier Gowin, a retired farmer, made his home in Brownwood.  He died of asthma April 5, 1939, according to Brown County Death Book 8, page 54.  He was buried in Greenleaf Cemetery, Brownwood.  Floyd C. Embree, Church of Christ minister, officiated at the funeral.

 

The heirs of Samuel Collier Gowin gave a royalty deed on one-half acre of land in Wood County, part of the estate, to Gerson M. Haesly April 16, 1943, according to Wood County Deed Book 234, page 277.

 

Myrtie Mae Price Gowin continued to make her home at 2016 Coggin through 1941.  In 1947 and 1949 she lived at 2518 Waco, according to the Brownwood city directory.  In 1955 her address was listed as 2520 Waco.

 

Myrtie Mae Price Gowin died of pneumonia February 21, 1955, according to Brown County Death Book 13, page 532.  She was buried in Greenleaf Cemetery.

 

Children born to Samuel Collier Gowin and Myrtie Mae Price Gowin include:

 

John Henry Gowin                        born August 23, 1903

Lonnie Gowin                          born about 1905

Edwin General Gowin                   born March 12, 1907

Lula Gladys Gowin                        born July 14, 1910

.     Benjamin Franklin Gowin             born February 16, 1913

Bessie Mae Gowin [twin]             born July 7, 1916

Jesse Ray Gowin                           born July 7, 1916

Samuel Collier Gowin, Jr.       born January 27, 1920

 

John Henry Gowin, first child of Samuel Collier Gowin and Myrtie Mae Price Gowin, was born August 23, 1903 at Alba.  His family continued to live at Alba until after 1920.  In the 1920s, the family moved to Runnels County.

 

"John Gowin," believed to be John Henry Gowin, was married to May Gardner February 5, 1929, according to Runnels County Marriage 7, page 59.  Of May Gardner Gowin nothing more is known.

 

John Henry Gowin was married to Marie Allen October 31, 1936, according to Runnels County Marriage Book 8, page 285.  He lived in Brown County in 1943, and she lived in Tar­rant, County, Texas.  Marie Allen Gowin moved to Ft. Worth, Texas. Apparently they were divorced about 1945.  On November 14, 1945 John Henry Gowin gave a warranty deed to Marie Allen, who must have resumed her maiden name, to a lot in University Hill Addition, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 1745, page 226.  In 1945 Marie Allen Gowin was listed as an inspector living at 3515 8th Avenue, ac­cording to the city directory.

 

On January 5, 1946 John Henry Gowin and Marie Allen Gowin were remarried, according to Tarrant County Marriage Book 93, page 489, but apparently the second try did not succeed. "Mrs. Marie Gowin," believed to be Marie Allen Gowin, was married to C. A. Rampy May 9, 1946, according to Tarrant County Marriage Book 94, page 537.

 

John Henry Gowin and Marie Allen Gowin received a re­lease from H. P. Copeland August 19, 1946 to a lot in University Hill Addition, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 1827, page 437. John Henry Gowin and Marie Allen Gowin lived at 3515 8th Avenue, according to the city directory.

 

In 1949 John Henry Gowin, a roofer for Lydick Roofing Com­pany, lived at 2518 Waco Boulevard, Brownwood, the address of his mother, according to the city directory.  John Henry Gowin was married to Mrs. Nora Ray Morris February 9, 1950, according to Brown County Marriage Book 12, page 72.

 

John Henry Gowin and Nora Ray Morris Gowin gave a war­ranty deed to four lots in Eastlawn Memorial Park Cemetery to S. F. Porter for $300 December 23, 1953, according to Brown County Deed Book 428, page 532.  John Henry Gowin received a quit claim deed from R. T. Collins March 1, 1950 to a lot in Brownwood Heights Addition for $300, according to Brown County Deed Book 380, page 576.

 

On March 12, 1954 John Henry Gowin was married to Mrs. Susie May Graves Kinsey, according to Brown County Mar­riage Book 21, page 271.  Susie May Graves, the daughter of Ira Edgar Graves and Susie Morgan Graves, was born at Tyson, in Bell County, Texas May 23, 1914.  She was brought to Brownwood at the age of five by her parents.

 

In 1954 John Henry Gowin was a roofer employed by Kelly Construction Company and made his home at 2625 Main Boulevard.  Following the death of his mother in 1955 John Henry Gowin joined his brothers and sisters in filing their proof of heirship, according to Brown County Deed Book 434, page 510.

 

Susie May Graves Kinsey Gowin stated that she was born in Hill County, Texas when she filed a birth certificate for her thirteenth child in 1955.  In 1959 John Henry Graves and Susie May Graves Kinsey Gowin continued to live at 2625 West Boulevard.

 

On May 31, 1960 they gave a deed of trust to Joe Steele for a lot in Brownwood Heights Addition, according to Brown County Deed of Trust Book 106, page 439.  On August 2, 1962 they gave a warranty deed to Joe Steele to the property in Brown­wood Heights, ac­cording to Brown County Deed Book 499, page 373.  In 1964 they lived at 408 Elm, ac­cording to the Brownwood city directory.  In 1968 they lived at 105 Hickory, Brown­wood.

 

John Henry Gowin died February 5, 1969 of a vascular acci­dent at age 65, according to Brown County Death Book 1969, page 24.  His residence at that time was listed as 109 East Lee Street.  He was buried in Greenleaf Cemetery, according to Susie May Graves Kinsey Gowin, informant.

 

Susie May Graves Kinsey Gowin lived at 2501 Main Boule­vard, according to the 1969 city directory of Brownwood.  She died November 18, 1969, at age 55 of a cerebral hemor­rhage, according to Brown County Death Book 1969, page 292.  She had lived in Brown County 50 years and her resi­dence at the time of her death was Park Homes.  She was buried in Green­leaf Cemetery, according to Mrs. Ella Mae Burkett, infor­mant.

 

Children born to John Henry Graves and Susie May Graves Kinsey Gowin include:

 

Donna Darlene Gowin                  born July 16, 1954

Johnny Dale Gowin                      born September 25, 1955

Susie Ann Gowin                          born November 1, 1957

 

Donna Darlene Gowin, daughter of John Henry Gowin and Susie May Graves Kinsey Gowin, was born July 16, 1954 at Brownwood, according to Brown County Birth Book 22, page 66. She was the 15th child of her mother. Twelve children were still living. In 1969 she was a junior high student living at 2613 West Main Boulevard, the address of her uncle, Benjamin Franklin Gowin, according to the Brownwood city directory.

 

Johnny Dale Gowin, son of John Henry Gowin and Susie May Graves Kinsey Gowin, was born September 25, 1955 at Brown­wood, according to Brown County Birth Book 22, page 419, the sixteenth child of his mother.  On December 25, 1974 he was married to Teresa Ann Benson, according to Brown County Marriage Book 29, page 105.  Of Johnny Dale Gowin and Teresa Ann Benson Gowin nothing more in known.

 

Susie Ann Gowin, daughter of John Henry Gowin and Susie May Graves Kinsey Gowin, was born November 1, 1957, according to Brown County Birth Book 1957, page 937.  She was the seventeenth child of her mother.

 

Lonnie Gowin, son of Samuel Collier Gowin and Myrtie Mae Price Gowin, was born about 1905 and died in infancy.

 

Edwin General Gowin, son of Samuel Collier Gowin and Myrtie Mae Price Gowin, was born March 12, 1908 at Alba.  He was brought to Runnels County by his parents in the 1920s. "Edwin Gowin" was married to Irene Fulton June 12, 1926, according to Runnels County Marriage Book 6, page 243.  Of Irene Fulton Gowin nothing more in known.

 

Edwin General Gowin was married to Jimmie Lee Lankford Oc­tober 15, 1938, according to Rains County Marriage Book 6, page 244.  He was a farmer there in 1940.  In 1943 they lived in Wood County.  In 1945 Edwin General Gowin and Jimmie Lee Lankford Gowin who was born in 1920 in Wood County, Texas, were living at 2630 Waco, Brownwood where he was employed as a plumber's helper.  On October 21, 1946 they gave a war­ranty deed to Mrs. Dovie Lankford, ac­cording to Wood County Deed Book 293, page 36.

 

In 1947 Edwin General Gowin and Jimmie Lee Lankford Gowin lived at 2516 Waco.  He was employed by Brownwood Shelling, according to the city directory.  From 1949 through 1959 he was employed as a laborer by Swift & Company.

 

On April 24, 1952 they gave a warranty deed to a lot in Brown­wood Heights Addition for $400, according to Brown County Deed Book 406, page 50.  On June 21, 1952 they received a warranty deed from O. R. Watkins to a lot in Brownwood Heights for $450, according to Brown County Deed Book 406, page 114.  In 1955 they lived at 2508 Waco.

 

On March 5, 1955 they joined his brothers and sister in giving a warranty deed to Raymond L. Bible to a lot in Brownwood Heights, according to Brown County Deed Book 434, page 571.  In 1959 they lived at 2211 Temple, according to Brown­wood city directory.  Five children below age 16 were in­cluded in the household.  In 1961 and 1964 Edwin General Gowin was em­ployed by the City of Brownwood Sanitation Department and lived at 2508 Waco.

 

On February 17, 1964 Edwin General Gowin, truck driver for the City of Brownwood, was admitted to the McKnight State Tuberculosis Hospital, according to Brown County Pro­bate Book 74, page 129.  Jimmie Lee Lankford Gowin showed an in­come of $200 monthly.  Edwin General Gowin died May 9, 1965 of tuberculosis at the hospital, according to Tom Green County Texas, Death Book 39, page 20.  He was buried in Brownwood.

 

Jimmie Lee Lankford Gowin, an employee of Brownwood Manufacturing Company, lived at 2508 Waco, according to the 1969 city directory of Brownwood.  She continued to live at that address in 1972.

 

Children born to Edwin General Gowin and Jimmie Lee Lank­ford Gowin include:

 

Ray Edwin Gowin                          born August 14, 1940

Perry Glenn Gowin                        born June 17, 1945

 

Ray Edwin Gowin, son of Edwin General Gowin and Jimmie Lee Lankford Gowin, was born August 14, 1940 at Alba, accord­ing to Wood County Birth Certificate No. 6839.  He was enlisted in the U. S. Army December 31, 1958 showing his residence at 2508 Waco Street, Brownwood.  He was dis­charged as a private first class in 1962, according to Brown County Discharge Book 10, page 270.  In 1969 he was listed as a construction worker liv­ing at 2508 Waco, the address of his mother, according to the Brownwood city directory.

 

Ray T. Gowin, a truck driver for Shaw's Laundry, lived at 2508 Waco, the address of Edwin General Gowin and Jim­mie Lee Lankford Gowin, in 1959. In 1961 and 1964 he con­tinued at the same employment and lived at 807 Melwood, according to the city directory.

 

Edwin General Gowin, a truck driver residing at 2508 Waco Street, Brownwood, Texas, died May 9, 1965 at McKnight State TB Hospital. He was the son of Sam Gowin and Myrtie Mae Gowin and was born March 12, 1908 in Texas.  His widow survived, according to the Tom Green County Death Book 39, page 208.  E. G. Gowin was listed in the Brownwood telephone directory in February 1972.

 

Perry Glenn Gowin, son of Ray Edwin Gowin and Jimmie Lee Lankford Gowin, was born June 17, 1945 at Brownwood, ac­cording to Brown County Birth Book 16, page 338.  He later enlisted in the U. S. Army and served as a military policeman.  He was dis­charged August 13, 1965, showing his civilian occupation as policeman, his address as 2508 Waco.  He was single, accord­ing to Brown County Discharge Book 10, page 478.

 

In 1969, Perry Glenn Gowin, a salesman for Gibson Depart­ment Store, and his wife, Ora Mae Turner Gowin, lived at 1813 Dallas Avenue, according to Brownwood city directory. She was em­ployed by Brownwood Manufacturing Company.  In 1971 Perry Glenn Gowin continued at Gibson's and lived at 1813 Dallas Avenue.

 

Children born to Perry Glenn Gowin and Ora Mae Turner Gowin include:

 

Shelley Denise Gowin                  born February 15, 1971

 

Shelly Denise Gowin, first child of Perry Glenn Gowin and Ora Mae Turner Gowin, who was born in 1948 in Texas, was born February 15, 1971, according to Brown County Birth Book 1971, page 54.

 

Lula Gladys Gowin, assumed to be the second child of Samuel Collier Gowin and Myrtie Mae Price Gowin, was born about 1907 at Alba.  She was married to William J. Gardner June 25, 1933 at Brownwood, according to Brown County Marriage Book 12, page 73.  In 1943 they lived in Harris County, Texas.  In 1968 she lived at 2609 West Main Boulevard, Brownwood, Texas. In March 1975 she continued in Brownwood.

 

Benjamin Franklin Gowin, fourth child of Samuel Collier Gowin and Myrtie Mae Price Gowin, was born February 16, 1913 at Alba, according to Wood County Birth Certificate No. 1292. He was brought to Runnels County in the early 1920s by his parents.  In 1936 they moved to Brownwood.

 

Benjamin Franklin Gowin was married to Beadie Beatrice Har­well January 9, 1937, according to Brown County Mar­riage Book 12, page 619.  She was born in Dallas in 1920.  In 1938 Benjamin Franklin Gowin and Beadie Beatrice Gowin lived at 2016 Coggin Street, Brownwood, according to the city direc­tory.

 

In 1940 he was employed as a laborer for the Santa Fe Rail­road and lived at 1616 Edwards Street. In 1941 he was em­ployed by Northcut Wrecking Yard and lived at 2619 Main Boulevard.  He received a warranty deed from Jose Zaragosa May 12, 1942 to a lot in Brownwood Heights, according to Brown County Deed Book 312, page 605. In 1944 Ben­jamin Franklin Gowin, a la­borer, lived on Rt. 1.

 

On January 29, 1945 Benjamin Franklin Gowin received a quit claim deed from Bill Mitchell to a lot in Brownwood Heights, according to Brown County Deed Book 332, page 424. In 1947 he was employed by Brownwood Shelling and lived at 2611 West Boulevard, an address he maintained through 1969.  Benjamin Franklin Gowin received a deed to a lot in Greenleaf Cemetery January 15, 1948, according to Brown County Deed Book 361, page 127.  He was listed as a dockman for Swift & Company in 1949, according to the Brownwood city directory.

 

In 1955 he was a weigher for Central Tex Pipe & Supply Com­pany.  On March 5, 1955 he joined his brothers and sis­ter in giving to Raymond L. Bible a warranty deed to a lot in­herited from his parents, according to Brown County Deed Book 434, page 571.  In 1959 and 1961 he was employed by Williamson Salvage.  In 1964 Beadie Beatrice Harwell Gowin was em­ployed as an ironer by Shaw's Laundry.  Benjamin Franklin Gowin re­ceived a sheriff's deed to a lot in Brown­wood Hills Addition for $50, according to Brown County Deed Book 561, page 209.

 

He was an employee of Williamson Salvage and lived at 2611 West Main, according to the 1969 city directory of Brown­wood.  He received a sheriff's deed from Angelita Mindieta September 22, 1971 to a lot in Brownwood Heights, accord­ing to Brown County Deed Book 617, page 207.  In 1972 he lived at 2611 West Main Boulevard. In March 1975 Ben­jamin Franklin Gowin and Beadie Beatrice Harwell Gowin continued to live in Brownwood.

 

Children born to Benjamin Franklin Gowin and Beadie Beat­rice Harwell Gowin include:

 

Nettie Louise Gowin                     born March 8, 1940

Buddy Wayne Gowin                   born July 15, 1944

Warren Collier Gowin                   born October 8, 1947

Naomi Lucille Gowin              born November 10, 1949

 

Nettie Louise Gowin, first child born to Benjamin Franklin Gowin and Beadie Beatrice Harwell Gowin, was born March 8, 1940 in Brownwood, according to Brown County Birth Book 10, page 303.  On December 10, 1957 she was married to Leo Daniel Barnett, ac­cording to Brown County Marriage Book 22, page 138.

 

Buddy Wayne Gowin, second child of Benjamin Franklin Gowin and Beadie Beatrice Harwell Gowin, was born July 15, 1944 in Brownwood, according to Brown County Birth Book 15, page 493.  He was married to Helen Kay Vo­gel February 20, 1965, according to Co­manche County Marriage Book 15, page 233.  Helen Kay Vogel, age 15, was born in Texas in 1950.  In 1965 and 1969 Buddy Wayne Gowin, a butcher for Samuels & Company lived at 2611 West Main Street, Brown­wood, accord­ing to the city directory.

 

Apparently the couple was divorced shortly after the birth of their son.  Buddy Wayne Gowin was married to Deborah Sue Bishop September 3, 1965, according to Brown County Mar­riage Book 23, page 555.  Mrs. Helen Kay Vogel Gowin was mar­ried to James Albert Storey January 22, 1966, ac­cording to Brown County Marriage Book 23, page 594.

 

A child born to Buddy Wayne Gowin and Helen Kay Vogel Gowin was:

 

Johnny Wayne Gowin                 born May 20, 1965

 

Johnny Wayne Gowin, only child of Buddy Wayne Gowin and Helen Kay Vogel Gowin, was born May 20, 1965, ac­cording to Brown County Birth Book 1965, page 6045.

 

Warren Collier Gowin, third child of Benjamin Franklin Gowin and Beadie Beatrice Harwell Gowin, was born Octo­ber 8, 1947 and died January 16, 1948, of acute entercolitis ac­cording to Brown County Death Book 12, page 19.  He was buried at Brownwood in Green­leaf Cemetery.

 

Naomi Lucille Gowin, fourth child of Benjamin Franklin Gowin and Beadie Beatrice Harwell Gowin, was born Novem­ber 10, 1949, according to Brown County Birth Book 19, page 282. On August 14, 1965 she was married to Stanley Joe Rob­bins, according to Brown County Marriage Book 23, page 545.

 

Bessie Mae Gowin, assumed to be the fifth child of Samuel Col­lier Gowin and Myrtie Mae Price Gowin, was born at Alba about 1914.  She was brought to Runnels County by her parents in the early 1920s.  She was married to Elvin Slawson July 13, 1934, according to the Runnels County Marriage Book 7, page 633.  She died in 1935 without children.

 

Jesse Ray Gowin, sixth child of Samuel Collier Gowin and Myrtie Mae Price Gowin, was born in 1916 at Alba.  He was brought to Runnels County by his parents in the early 1920s.

 

He was listed as an employee of Cate Brothers living at 2016 Coggin, the address of his parents, according to the 1939 city directory of Brownwood.  In 1941 Jesse Ray Gowin lived at 2518 Waco, the address of his widowed mother.  During World War II he served in Company C, 176th Engineers.  He was married June 5, 1946 to Lila Belle Reeder, according to Coleman County Marriage Book 12, page 437.  She was born in Texas in 1930.  In 1947 Jesse Ray Gowin was employed by Brownwood Shelling Company.

 

On September 2, 1947 Jesse Ray Gowin and Lila Belle Reeder Gowin received a quit claim deed from M. W. Ford to a lot in Brownwood Heights Addition for $400, according to Brown County Deed Book, page 307 and Book 357, page 76.  In 1950 Jesse Ray Gowin was listed as a laborer.  On September 1, 1951 Jesse Ray Gowin and Lila Belle Gowin gave a warranty deed to Mrs. Eula Lee to lots in Brownwood Heights for $120, accord­ing to Brown County Deed Book 398, page 588.  On March 5, 1955 he joined his brothers and sister in giving a warranty deed to Raymond L. Bible to the property they had inher­ited from his mother, according to Brown County Deed Book 434, page 571.

 

In 1957 Jesse Ray Gowin was an employee of Swift & Com­pany.  He continued with the company in 1961 and lived at 2211 Temple through 1969. In 1969 Lila Belle Reeder Gowin was a machine operator for Brownwood Manufacturing Com­pany.  They continued to live in Brownwood in March 1975.

 

Children born to Jesse Ray Gowin and Lila Belle Reeder Gowin include:

 

Sandra Gail Gowin                  born May 14, 1947

Brenda Darnell Gowin            born October 17, 1948

Danny Ray Gowin                  born October 21, 1950

Debbie Kay Gowin                 born August 4, 1957

 

Sandra Gail Gowin, first child of Jesse Ray Gowin and Lila Belle Reeder Gowin, was born in Brownwood May 14, 1947, according to Brown County Birth Book 17, page 522.  She was married to Danny Joe Saunders June 5, 1965, according to Brown County Marriage Book 23, page 510.

 

Brenda Darnell Gowin, second child born to Jesse Ray Gowin and Lila Belle Reeder Gowin, was born in Brownwood October 17, 1948, according to Brown County Birth Book 18, page 476.  She was married to Gary Lynn Chamberlin August 5, 1967, according to Brown County Marriage Book 24, page 228. She appeared living in her parents home at 2211 Temple in 1969, according to the city directory.

 

Danny Ray Gowin, third child of Jesse Ray Gowin and Lila Belle Reeder Gowin, was born in Brownwood October 21, 1950, according to Brown County Birth Book 19. page 595.

 

Danny Ray Gowin was married to Lynn Christine Norwood December 21, 1968, according to Brown County Marriage Book 24, page 519.  Danny Ray Gowin was an employee of 3M Corporation, and Lynn Christine Norwood Gowin was a telephone operator for General Telephone Company.

 

Danny Ray Gowin was married to Glenda Lou Pierce who was born in Texas in 1949.  In January 1971 he was employed as a laborer for Swift & Company.  In 1973 he was listed as a switchman for Santa Fe Railroad and lived at 1204 Phillips Drive.

 

Children born to Danny Ray Gowin and Glenda Lou Pierce Gowin include:

 

Tefanie Lynn Gowin                     born January 17, 1971

Heath Ray Gowin                    born May 1, 1973

Heather Lee Gowin                       born May 1, 1973

 

Tefanie Lynn Gowin, first child of Danny Ray Gowin and Glenda Lou Pierce Gowin, was born January 17, 1971, accord­ing to Brown County Birth Book 1971, page 12.

 

Heath Ray Gowin, second child born to Danny Ray Gowin and Glenda Lou Pierce Gowin, a twin, was born May 1, 1973, accord­ing to Brown County Birth Book 1973, page 147.

 

Heather Lee Gowin, third child born to Danny Ray Gowin and Glenda Lou Pierce Gowin, a twin, was born May 1, 1973, accord­ing to Brown County Birth Book 1973, page 147.

 

Debbie Kay Gowin, fourth child of Jesse Ray Gowin and Lila Belle Reeder Gowin, was born in Brownwood August 4, 1957, according to Brown County Birth Book 1957, page 786.

 

Samuel Collier Gowin, Jr, eighth child of Samuel Collier Gowin and Myrtie Mae Price Gowin, was born at Alba January 27, 1920, according to Wood County Birth Book 18, page 107. He was brought to Runnels County about 1920.  In 1938 he was listed in the Brownwood city directory living at 2016 Coggin, the address of his parents.

 

He was married September 15, 1945 to Dorothy Dell Hoover, who was born at Lorraine, Texas, according to Tarrant County Marriage Book 92, page 540.  In 1946 he was listed as a corpo­ral in the U. S. Army, and Dorothy Dell Hoover Gowin was living at 2613 West Main Boulevard, Brownwood. She contin­ued at the same address in 1947.  In 1948 they lived at 1807 Hemphill, Ft. Worth, Texas, according to the city directory.  Later in 1947 Samuel Collier Gowin, Jr. was employed as a la­borer at Swift & Company Oil Mill.  In 1949 he was employed as a fireman for Swift & Company and lived at 2612 West Main with his wife and three children, according to the city di­rectory.  Later in the year they moved to 2612 North Rainbow Boulevard.

 

On March 5, 1955 Samuel Collier Gowin, Jr. joined his broth­ers and sister in giving proof of heirship, according to Brown County Deed Book 434, page 570 and a warranty deed to Ray­mond L. Bible to a lot in Brownwood Heights for $500, according to Deed Book 434, page 571.

 

Samuel Collier Gowin, Jr. and Dorothy Dell Hoover gave a deed of trust to Peoples State Bank, Clyde, Texas, July 3, 1969, according to Callahan County Deed Book 69, page 32 and 878.

 

Samuel Collier Gowin, Jr. and Dorothy Dell Hoover Gowin "of Taylor County, Texas" gave a deed to Doyle C. Davis June 17, 1971 for a lot in Clyde, Texas, according to Calla­han County Deed Book 374, page 175.  In July 1974 Samuel Collier Gowin, Jr. and Dorothy Dell Hoover Gowin were divorced.  He lived in Abilene, Texas at that time, and she lived in Clyde.

 

Children born to Samuel Collier Gowin, Jr. and Dorothy Dell Hoover Gowin include:

 

Delores Ann Gowin                      born December 20, 1946

Billy Elbert Gowin                         born November 3, 1947

Mary Alice Gowin                         born May 3, 1949

 

Delores Ann Gowin, first child of Samuel Collier Gowin, Jr. and Dorothy Dell Hoover Gowin, was born December 20, 1946 at Brownwood, according to Brown County Birth Book 17, page 340.

 

Billy Elbert Gowin, second child of Samuel Collier Gowin, Jr. and Dorothy Dell Hoover Gowin, was born at Brown­wood November 3, 1947, according to the Brown County Birth Book 18, page 71.  In July 1974 he lived at 507 27th Street, Snyder, Texas.

 

Mary Alice Gowin, third child of Samuel Collier Gowin, Jr. and Dorothy Dell Hoover Gowin, was born May 3, 1949, ac­cording to Brown County Birth Book 19, page 116.

 

John Gowin, son of William Henry Harrison Gowin and Delia Knight Gowin, was born about 1878. Of this individual nothing more is known.

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Mary E. Gowin, daughter of Samuel B. Gowin and daughter of Mary Ann “Polly” Wood Gowin, was born about 1857 in Mississippi.  In 1870 Mary E. Gowin appeared in her parents' household in the federal census of Van Zandt County.

 

She was married to Robert Alexander “Zan” Sharp in Van Zandt County January 11, 1883, according to Shirley Hardee, a great-granddaughter.  They were enumerated in the 1910 census of Kaufman County, Texas.  They removed to Henderson County, Texas where Robert A. Sharp “was waylaid, robbed and killed after selling a $35 bale of cotton about 1917.”

 

Another version of his death was reported in the “Athens Review” of Athens, Texas:

 

“Zan” Sharp was killed by his father-in-law, J. P. Gray January 27, 1927.

 

Shirley Hardee reported, “Mary moved to Kaufman, Texas to live near her children and died there of pneumonia at an old age.”

 

Children born to Robert A. Sharp and Mary E. Gowin Sharp include:

 

Ola Sharp                                        born about 1884

Alonzo Sharp                                 born about 1885

Lonnie Sharp                                 born about 1887

Robert T. Sharp                             born about 1889

William Pinkney Sharp                 born about 1891

Samuel Sharp                                 born about 1894

Pugsey Sharp                                born about 1897

 

Ola Sharp, daughter of Robert Alexander “Zan” Sharp and Mary E. Gowin Sharp, was born about 1884. She was married about 1900 to Isaac Flowers.  Upon his death, she was remarried to Jerd Moseley.  She died in Kaufman County, Texas.

 

William Pinkney Sharp, son of Robert Alexander “Zan” Sharp and Mary E. Gowin Sharp, was born about 1891.  In 1927 he lived in Ellis County, Texas, according to Shirley Hardee, his granddaughter.

 

Rebecca Gowin, step-daughter of Samuel B. Gowin and daughter of Martha Roland Gowin, was born about 1861 in Arkansas.  She appeared as a nine-year-old in the 1870 census of her parents' household.  She reappeared in their household in the 1880 census as "Rebecca Bailey" an 18-year-old "single" female, suggesting that she had resumed the use of her original surname.

 

James Richard Clay Gowin, son of Samuel B. Gowin and Mary Ann “Polly” Wood Gowin, was born July 7, 1861 in Arkansas.  About 1891 he was married to Stacy Ellen Green who was born in Texas in July, 1873. In 1892 they lived at Hot Springs, Arkansas where he was engaged in farming.  In 1894 they lived in Emory, Texas.

 

James Richard Clay Gowin appeared as the head of a house­hold in the 1900 census of Morris County, Texas, Enumeration District 97, page 8, Precinct 3:

 

"Gowin,     James R.          38, born in AR in July 1861

Stacy E.           26, born in TX in July 1873

Lorenzo D.      8, born in TX in January 1892

George W.      6, born in TX in May 1894

Jessie J.             1, born in TX in January 1899"

 

In 1909 they lived in Van Zandt County.  In 1913 they lived at Roane, Texas.  In the 1920s he operated a grocery store north­west of Jacksonville, Texas, according to William Jackson "Willie" Gowin of Forney, Texas.

 

In 1935 he was a resident of Cherokee County, Texas.  He died there of cardio decomposition October 10, 1935, according to Cherokee County Death Book 9, page 96.  He was buried in Jarrett Cemetery.  F. W. Gowin was the informant.  Stacy Ellen Green Gowin died June 19, 1958 in Anderson County, Texas, according to BVS File No. 30905.

 

Children born to James Richard Clay Gowin and Stacy Ellen Green Gowin include:

 

Lorenzo Dow Gowin               born January 11, 1892

George E. Gowin                     born May 1894

Jessie J. Gowin                        born January 1899

Alva Mae Gowin                     born July 23 1903

Garland Hazel Gowin        born October 18, 1909

 

William Jackson "Willie" Gowin on June 11, 1992 wrote, "Clay and Stacy Gowin had four boys.  Their names were Floyd, Vertis, George and Low.  Clay Gowin was Lucinda Gowin's half-brother.

 

Lorenzo Dow Gowin, son of James Richard Clay Gowin and Stacey Ellen Green Gowin, was born January 11, 1892 at Hot Springs, according to Rains County Probate Birth Book 8, page 70. He was married about 1914 to Bunny Essie Watson who was born in Texas in 1898.  In 1915 they were living at Barry, Texas where he was a farmer.

 

Children born to Lorenzo Dow Gowin and Bunny Essie Wat­son Gowin include:

 

William Leon Gowin                     born October 20, 1915

 

William Leon Gowin, first child of Lorenzo Dow Gowin and Bunnie Essie Gowin, was born at Barry October 20, 1915, ac­cording to Navarro County Birth Book 46, page 422.  He en­listed in the U. S. Army at Rusk, Texas October 17, 1940.  He served five years and nine months during World War II in the 143rd Infantry Regiment.  He saw service in the Naples-Foggia campaign, the Rome-Arno campaign and in southern France.  He was awarded three battle stars and the Purple Heart for a wound he received in France September 25, 1944.  He was dis­charged July 18, 1946, according to Cherokee County Dis­charge Book 4, page 517.  At that time he was listed as a farmer, married with one dependent.

 

George E. Gowin, fourth child of James Richard Clay Gowin and Stacy Ellen Gowin, was born May 1, 1894, according to Rains County Probate Birth Book 7, page 146.  He was ren­dered as "George W. Gowin" in the 1900 census of his fa­ther's house­hold in Morris County.  He was living in 1972, according to Cherokee County probate birth records.

 

Jessie J. Gowin, son of James Richard Clay Gowin and Stacy Ellen Green Gowin, was born in January 1899 in Texas, accord­ing to his enumeration in the 1900 census of Morris County.  Of this individual nothing more is known.

 

Alva Mae Gowin, daughter of James Richard Clay Gowin and Stacy Ellen Green Gowin, was born July 26, 1903, ac­cording to Titus County birth records.  Of this individual noth­ing more is known.

 

Garland Hazel Gowin, son of James Richard Clay Gowin and Stacey Ellen Green Gowin, was born October 18, 1909 in Van Zandt County.  He died at age three of an intestinal obstruction October 12, 1913 at Roane, according to Navarro County Death Book 3, page 13.

 

Martha Gowin, daughter of Samuel B. Gowin and Martha Roland Gowin, was born about 1864 in Arkansas. She appeared as a five-year-old in the 1870 census of Van Zandt County.  She did not reappear in the household in the 1880 census.

 

Lucinda Lela Gowin, daughter of Samuel B. Gowin and Martha Roland Gowin, was born in Texas March 17, 1866.  She appeared as a four-year-old in the 1870 census of Van Zandt County.  She reappeared in 1880 at age 14.  She was married about 1884 to Robert B. Gowin, a cousin.  He was born in April 1863 to Robert Gowin and Mary Ann Bullard Gowin, according to his 1900 census enumeration.

 

They lived near Jacksonville in Cherokee County, Texas until their deaths in the 1930s, according to Peggy Ann Davis Jones White.  Lucinda Lela Gowin Gowin, a widow died June 19, 1936, at age 70 of typhoid fever, according to Dr. E. M. Mose­ley who signed her death certificate.  She was buried in Jarrett Cemetery, according to Edgar Floyd Gowin of Turney, Texas, informant. 

 

William Jackson "Willie" Gowin, a descendant wrote June 11, 1992, "Robert 'Bob' Gowin had a brother named Jim Gowin.  Jim Gowin lived around Emory, Texas in Rains County.  In the early 1900s he ran a store at Dunbar, Texas, south of Emory a few miles.  He is buried in Dunbar Cemetery.  Jim had two sons by his first wife; their names were Rance and Bob."

 

Children born to Robert B. Gowin and Lucinda Lela Gowin Gowin, according to William Jackson "Willie" Gowin, a grand­son, include:

 

Mary Lee Gowin                                        born in 1887

Elbert Gowin                                               born in 1888

David Arthur "Dink" Gowin                    born in 1889

Jess Gowin                                                  born about 1891

Edgar Floyd Gowin                                    born about 1897

Paul Gowin                                                  born in 1899

Bryan Gowin                                               born in 1906

 

For details of the descendants of Robert B. Gowin and Lucinda Gowin Gowin, see his section below:

 

Melissa Belle Gowin, daughter of Samuel B. Gowin and Martha Roland Gowin, was born in Texas about 1871.  She ap­peared as an eight-year-old in the 1880 census of her parents' home in Van Zandt County.  She was described as a petite redhead with a fiery temper, according to Peggy Ann Davis Jones White.

 

She was married September 1, 1889 in Rains County, Texas to John Quincy Adams, a full-blooded Choctaw, according to Peggy Ann Davis Jones White, a great-granddaughter.  He was born in March 1862 to John H. Adams who was born in Ken­tucky about 1830 and Martha J. Perry Adams who was born in Tennessee about 1835.

 

John Quincy Adams died between the 1910 federal census of Rains County and 1913.  He is reportedly buried in an old cemetery located in the woods behind Colony Cemetery in Rains County.  She died there July 3, 1930 at Alba, Texas and was buried in the Colony Cemetery.  Her tombstone [erroneously] records her birth in 1877.

 

Children born to John Quincy Adams and Melissa Belle Gowin Adams include:

 

Lear Belle Adams                    born about 1890

Betty Adams                                  born about 1891

Ben Adams                                    born about 1893

Myrtle Adams                               born about 1895

Lula Adams                                    born about 1897

Henry Adams                                born about 1900

Carl Adams                                    born about 1902

Sam Adams                                    born about 1905

Robert "Bob" Adams                         born about 1909

 

Lear Belle Adams, daughter of John Quincy Adams and Melissa Belle Gowin Adams, was born about 1890.  She was married at age 14, November 6, 1904 in Wood County, Texas to John Thomas Robinson, son of Joe T. Robinson.

 

Twenty years later tragedy overtook the Robinson family as de­scribed by Peggy Ann Davis Jones White, granddaughter of John Thomas Robinson and Lear Belle Adams Robinson:

 

"Early in 1924 there was an outbreak of measles in East Texas. Maudie Robinson took the measles first, with the measles spreading from one Robinson child to another until Lear Robinson, who had just given birth to Rowena Elvira got them. Lear, being very weak from doctoring a houseful of sick children, giv­ing birth to the baby and then taking the measles be­came very, very ill. Tom Robinson went into Alba, which is located on the Rains‑Wood County line to get a doctor for Lear. Having ridden horseback into Alba in the cold February night rain, Tom Robinson was drenched and freezing when he returned home.

 

Lear Belle Adams Robinson died February 25, 1924, ac­cording to BVS File 6525.  John Thomas Robinson died two days later on February 27, 1924. Rowena Elvira Robinson died several days later. All died from measles and pneumonia. All three are buried next to the grave of Melissa Belle Gowin Adams in the Colony Cemetery.

 

After the deaths of Tom and Lear Robinson, their chil­dren went to stay with various relatives. Robert Ewell, who was known as Buster; his twin, William Ewele, who was known as Johnson; Archie; Lillard; Clyde and Claude went to stay with their grandmother, Melissa Belle Gowin Adams, who lived nearby.

 

Times were hard and money was short for Melissa Belle Gowin Adams, who already had two or three teenage sons at home to feed. Therefore, it was decided that the four youngest boys would be taken to an orphanage near Lubbock, Texas. It is now believed this was the Milam's Orphans' Home which burned to the ground shortly after the boys arrived there.  All records were reportedly de­stroyed in the fire.  The four boys were then taken from Lubbock to the Children's Home in Amarillo, Texas. The boys arrived in Amarillo in May 1925.

 

Records from the Children's Home show James Clyde Robinson was taken from the home in July 1925 by Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Clemmer of Dalhart, Texas. Archie Green Robinson and his twin Joseph Lillard Robinson were taken from the home in December 1925 by John B. and Maggie G. Helm Davis of Hale County, Texas.  Records also show that Claude Robinson was taken from the home by his aunt, Mrs. M. M. Swindell, Rt. 1, Wilson, Texas, however Matilda Swindell, who was an aunt of Tom Robinson and a great aunt of Claude Robinson had died in December 1926 in Lamar County, Texas. Claude Robinson's widow informed this writer in June 1991 that she had never heard Claude mention an Aunt Matilda; she also told me that Claude was raised by a Mr. and Mrs. King in Hale County Texas.

 

In May 1929 while on a hunting trip near the home of their grandmother, Melissa Belle Gowin Adams in Rains County Robert Newele "Buster" Robinson was accidentally shot and killed by his twin brother, William Newele "Johnson" Robinson. " Buster" was buried be­side his parents and sister in Colony Cemetery.

 

The remaining eight Robinson children were reunited in the mid 1930's. All are now deceased except for Clyde who this writer has never met. It is believed that he lives somewhere in California in 1993."

 

Children born to John Thomas Robinson and Lear Belle Adams Robinson include:

 

Ella Belle Robinson                             born August 24, 1906

Robert Newele Robinson [twin]        born in 1908

William Ewele Robinson [twin]         born March 2, 1908

Maudie Elizabeth Robinson              born May 28, 1910

Bennie Alton Robinson                     born April 17, 1913

Archie Green Robinson [twin]          born January 20, 1917

Joseph Lillard Robinson [twin]         born January 20, 1917

Clyde James Robinson                       born Nov. 19, 1919

Claude Robinson                                 born Feb. 26, 1922

Rowena Elvira Robinson                    born in Feb. 8, 1924

 

Ella Belle Robinson, daughter of John Thomas Robinson and Lear Belle Adams Robinson, was born August 24, 1906.  She was married about 1925 to Henry L. Turner.

 

Robert Newele Robinson, twin son of John Thomas Robinson and Lear Belle Adams Robinson, was born in 1908.  He did not marry.

 

William Ewele Robinson, twin son of John Thomas Robin­son and Lear Belle Adams Robinson, was born in 1908.  He was married about 1931 to Marie Milliorn.

 

Maudie Elizabeth Robinson, daughter of John Thomas Robin­son and Lear Belle Adams Robinson, was born May 23, 1910.  She was married about 1929 to Charlie A. Grant.

 

Bennie Aton Robinson, son of John Thomas Robinson and Lear Belle Adams Robinson, was born was born April 17, 1912.  He was married about 1936 to Olga Champion.

 

Archie Green Robinson, twin son of John Thomas Robinson and Lear Belle Adams Robinson, was born January 20, 1917 in Rains County.  After the death of his parents, he and his twin brother were placed in Milam Orphanage in Lubbock.  Later they were moved to the Childrens' Home in Amarillo.  Archie Green Robinson and his twin Joseph Lillard Robin­son were taken from the home in December 1925 by John B. and Maggie G. Helm Davis of Hale County, Texas.  Peggy Ann Davis White described events of his life:

 

"Archie Green Robinson Davis attended school in Hale County Texas with his twin brother, Joseph Lil­lard Robinson Davis. Archie was on a ball team and enjoyed ballgames.

 

During the summer of 1939 Archie decided to visit his oldest sister, Ella Belle Robinson Turner and her family in Christian County Kentucky.

 

While visiting Ella and her family Archie met and fell in love with Frances Ann "Billie" Warren, who was born in Christian County April 19, 1921.  Billie lived with her parent's, Browder Calvin Warren and Mary Lucille Gray Warren on their farm which was located approximately one mile from the Turner family on the Little River Church Road east of Hopkinsville, Ken­tucky.

 

Archie Green Robinson Davis and Frances Ann "Billie" Warren were married at the Trigg County Courthouse in Cadiz, Kentucky on Monday, February 26, 1940 with Henry L. Turner and Ella Belle Robinson Turner as wit­nesses.

 

While residing in Ralls, Texas, Archie Green Robin­son Davis died April 9, 1962 at Crosbyton Hospital in Cros­byton, Texas. After funeral services were held at the Emma Church of Christ in Ralls April 11, 1962, Archie's remains were placed on a train and trans­ported to Hopkinsville.  He was buried in Rosedale Cemetery at Pembroke, Kentucky in Christian County April 13, 1962."

 

The children of Archie Green Robinson Davis and Frances Ann "Billie" Warren Davis include:

 

Joseph Stone "Ralph" Warren         born May 5, 1937

Jimmie E. Davis                                    born May 3, 1941

Mary Frances Davis                           born Nov. 24, 1942

Peggy Ann Davis                                      born February 5, 1946

Alma Loretta Davis                             born Nov. 28, 1947

Charles Raymond "Butch" Davis     born July 13, 1949

 

Joseph Lillard Robinson, twin son of John Thomas Robinson and Lear Belle Adams Robinson, was born January 20, 1917.  He was married about 1941 to Bonnie Belle Orr.

 

Clyde James Robinson, son of John Thomas Robinson and Lear Belle Adams Robinson, was born November 19, 1919.  He was married about 1949, wife's name Kay.

 

Claude Robinson, son of John Thomas Robinson and Lear Belle Adams Robinson, was born February 26, 1922.  He was married about 1946, wife's name Marzell.

 

Rowena Elvira Robinson, daughter of John Thomas Robin­son and Lear Belle Adams Robinson, was born in February 1924 and died February 29, 1924.

 

Betty Adams, daughter of John Quincy Adams and Melissa Belle Gowin Adams, was born about 1891 in Rains County.  She was married about 1909 to George Ellis.

 

Ben Adams, son of John Quincy Adams and Melissa Belle Gowin Adams, was born about 1893.  He died between 1910 and 1913.

 

Myrtle Adams, daughter of John Quincy Adams and Melissa Belle Gowin Adams, was born about 1895 in Rains County.  She was married about 1914 to Earl Levi.  Children born to them include:

 

Gertrude Levi                                 born in August 22, 1917

 

Gertrude Levi, daughter of Earl Levi and Myrtle Adams Levi, was born August 22, 1917.  She was married about 1940 to Ralph Hanley. They lived in Dallas, Texas.

 

Lula Adams, daughter of John Quincy Adams and Melissa Belle Gowin Adams, was born about 1897 in Rains County.  She was married about 1916, husband's name Allen.  Later she was remarried, husband's name Chapman.  Her third husband was name Van Slyke.

 

Henry Adams, son of John Quincy Adams and Melissa Belle Gowin Adams, was born about 1900.  He was married about 1923, wife's name Mamie.

 

Carl Adams, son of John Quincy Adams and Melissa Belle Gowin Adams, was born about 1902.  He did not marry.

 

Sam Adams, son of John Quincy Adams and Melissa Belle Gowin Adams, was born about 1905.  He died at the age of two.

 

Robert "Bob" Adams, son of John Quincy Adams and Melissa Belle Gowin Adams, was born about 1909 in Rains County.  He was married about 1932 to Ottie Lane.  Later he was remar­ried to Leila Fay Hukill.  He was remarried to Leila Fay Hukill, according to Wood County, Texas marriage records.

 

A twin son, name unknown, was born to Samuel B. Gowin and Martha Roland Gowin, about 1871.  He died at about age five.

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Robert Gowin, possibly a brother to Samuel Gowen, was born about 1824. Mrs. Carlene Gowins Pagliara of Duncanville, Texas wrote December 24, 1995 that she was descended from “Robert H. Gowins” who was born in Jefferson County, Alabama in 1828 and who settled in Rains County, Texas.

 

Robert Gowin was married about 1849 to Mary Ann Bullard.

 

Mrs. Mary Ann Bullard Gowin was a resident of Hunt County, Texas in 1851 when a son was born. Later they lived in  Smith County, Texas.  It is believed that Robert Gowin died about 1863, perhaps in the Civil War.

 

About 1866, she was remarried, husband's name Yancy.  Mary  Ann Bullard Gowin Yancy received a deed from T. C. Kidd and his wife, Martha A. Kidd to 40 acres located 20 miles east of Tyler, Texas in the McFaddin Headright for $1,975, according to Smith County Deed Book 35, page 54.  The property was also described as being 2.5 miles west of Garden Valley, Texas.

 

Children born to Robert Gowin and Mary Ann Bullard Gowin include:

 

James McFadden "Jim" Gowin         born November 9, 1856

Susan Gowin                                        born about 1858

Robert B. Gowin                                  born in April 1863

 

Children born to Mary Ann Bullard Gowin Yancy include:

 

Irene Yancy                                          born about 1868

 

James McFadden "Jim" Gowin, son of Robert Gowin and Mary Ann Bullard Gowin was born in Hunt County in 1851, according to Rains County Death Book 3, page 60.  His son, Rance Garfield Gowin, was the informant. One report states that James McFadden "Jim" Gowin was born in Alabama in 1850.  The 1900 census shows him to be born in Texas in March 1855. His tombstone shows his date of birth as November 9, 1856.  A great-granddaughter, Thalia Ruth Gowin, who supplied his middle name of "McFadden," stated that he, an Indian, was born in Rusk County, Texas.

 

James McFadden "Jim" Gowin was married to Permelia "Mely" Victory Patterson about 1882.  Thalia Ruth Gowin identified her as "an Indian, born in Mississippi." He was remarried to Miss Laura J. Rouse August 27, 1889 by Elder A. W. Awtry, according to Wood County, Texas Marriage Book B, page 288.  His age at that time was 38.  One report states that the bride's age was 14, born in 1875.  In 1894 they lived at Alba, Texas.

 

James McFadden "Jim" Gowin received a  warranty deed from A. J. Simpson of Nacogdoches, Texas to 71 acres in the Osinia Survey April 24, 1895 for $300, according to Rains County Deed Book 16, page 20.

 

James McFadden "Jim" Gowin and his wife Laura J. Rouse Gowin, "of Rains County" gave a deed to T. J. Bailiff to the 40 acres of  land in the McFaddin Headright, Smith County, Texas that he had inherited from his mother, Mary Ann Bullard Gowin Yancy, for $263, according to Smith County Deed Book 109, page 637.  The deed was signed by James McFadden "Jim" Gowin, Laura J. Rouse Gowin, Rance Garfield Gowin and Robert B. Jackson "Bob" Gowin.

 

James McFadden "Jim" Gowin appeared as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Rains County, Enumeration District 75, page 3, precinct one:

 

"Gowin,     James        45, born March 1855 in Texas

Laura J.     27, born February 1873 in Texas

Robert       17, born January 1883 in Texas

Rance        16, born November 1884 in Texas

Horace      10, born May 1890 in Texas

Solamon      8, born June 1891 in Texas

David        7, born May 1893 in Texas

      Loula           6, born July 1894 in Texas

Fannie       3, born February 1897 in Texas

Exie            2, born February 1898 in Texas"

 

"Laura J. Rouse Gowins" died July 7, 1902, according to her tombstone in Dunbar Cemetery.

 

James McFadden “Jim” Gowin received a warranty deed to property in Rains County from Robert B. Jackson Gowin, his son and his wife Emma Magnolia "Maggie" Bullard Gowin October 5, 1909 for $50, according  to Rains County Deed Book 25, page 393.  He received a warranty deed from B. L. Latham  and his wife, Emma Latham October 3, 1910 for 20 acres in Rains County, according to Rains County Deed Book 25, page 524.

 

James McFadden "Jim" Gowin operated a grocery story at Dunbar, Texas, "south of Emory a few miles," according to William Jackson Gowin.

 

James McFadden "Jim" Gowin and his wife Laura J. Rouse Gowin, "of Rains County" gave a deed to T. J. Bailiff to the 40 acres of  land in the McFaddin Headright, Smith County, Texas that he had inherited from his mother, Mary Ann Bullard Gowin Yancy, for $263, according to Smith County Deed Book 109, page 637.  The deed was signed by James McFadden "Jim" Gowin, Laura J. Rouse Gowin, Rance Garfield Gowin and Robert B. Jackson "Bob" Gowin.

 

On February 17, 1917 James McFadden "Jim" Gowin gave a deed to the 40 acres to S. B. Tunnell and A. J. Falkner, according to Smith County Deed Book 133, page 70.

 

James McFadden "Jim" Gowin died June 29, 1934, at age 83, after farming in Rains County, Texas for many years.  He was buried in Dunbar Cemetery.

 

It is  believed that children born to James McFadden "Jim" Gowin and Permelia "Mealey" Victory Patterson Gowin include:

 

Rance Garfield Gowin                         born Nov. 12, 1878

Robert B. Jackson Gowin                   born in January 1883

 

Children born to James McFadden "Jim" Gowin and Laura J. Rouse Gowin include:

 

Horace Dank Gowin                      born May 24, 1889

Solomon Gowin                             born in June 1891

Dave Gowin                                   born in May 1893

Loula Mae Gowin                          born July 4, 1894

Fannie Gowin                                 born in February 1897

Martha Exa "Exie" Gowin             born in February 1898

Eva Emma Gowin                    born September 6, 1901

 

Rance Garfield Gowin, son of James McFadden Gowin and Permelia "Mealey" Victory Patterson Gowin, was born in Smith County Novem­ber 12, 1878, according to Smith County Birth Book 25, page 110.

 

He was married January 10, 1904 to Carrie Belle Giles who was born in Rains County in 1884, according to Rains County Mar­riage Book 3, page 127.  Her death certificate showed her date of birth as September 27, 1887.  She may have exaggerated her age for the marriage license.  She was the daughter of John Giles and Addie C. Rowell Giles.

 

In 1905 they were living six miles southwest of Emory.  Rance Garfield Gowin and Carrie Belle Giles Gowin on March 25, 1907 gave a war­ranty deed to A. J. Meyer to 53.5 acres of land, according to Rains County Deed Book 24, page 456.  They re­ceived a warranty deed from A. and Leathe Davice for 20 acres December 30, 1907, according to Rains County Deed Book 25, page 546.

 

Rance Garfield Gowin and Carrie Belle Giles Gowin gave a warranty deed to J. J. Turner October 11, 1911, according to Rains County Deed Book 31, page 29. On November 7, 1912 they gave a warranty deed to T. F. Jones to 73.3 acres, accord­ing to Rains County Deed Book 28, page 514.

 

On February 14, 1912 they were temporarily living at Colman, Little River County, Arkansas, just across the Texas line.  In 1914 and in 1925 they were again living in Rains County.

 

Rance Garfield Gowin died at Grand Saline, Texas December 10, 1949, according to Van Zandt County Death Book 6, page 229.  He was listed as a retired farmer living at Emory, and his death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage, according to his death certificate.  He was buried in Dunbar Cemetery.

 

Carrie Belle Giles Gowin was married at age 64 to Will North­cutt who was born in 1884. The marriage was performed September 25, 1960, according to Gregg County, Texas Mar­riage Book 27, page 612.  Will Northcutt showed Kilgore, Texas as his home at that time.  Apparently the marriage did not last.  Carrie Belle Giles Gowin retained the name she used prior to the marriage.

 

Carrie Belle Giles Gowin died June 14, 1972 of a stroke, ac­cording to Wood County Death Certificate No. 8521. She was

buried in Dunbar Cemetery at Emory.

 

Children born to Rance Garfield Gowin and Carrie Belle Giles Gowin include:

 

Jessie Lee Gowin                    born November 12, 1905

 [daughter]                               born February 13, 1908

Elmer Gowin                             born July 7, 1909

George Alfie Gowin                born February 14, 1912

Elige Gowin                              born March 20, 1914

James Lawrence Gowin          born April 21, 1916

Leon Gowin                             born May 23, 1920

W. D. Gowin                            born September 14, 1925

 

Jessie Lee Gowin, first child of Rance Garfield Gowin and Car­rie Belle Giles Gowin, was born November 12, 1905, according to Rains County Birth Book 1, page 77.  She was married to Bill Brimer July 20, 1925, according to Rains County Marriage Book 5, page 61.

 

A daughter, name unknown, was the second child born to Rance Garfield Gowin and Carrie Belle Giles Gowin on Febru­ary 13, 1908. She died in childhood.

 

Elmer Gowin, third child of Rance Garfield Gowin and Carrie Belle Giles Gowin, was born July 7, 1909, according to Rains County Probate Birth Book 1, page 274.  Elmer Gowin was married to Sarah Rachel Wade who was born in Rains County June 8, 1919.  Elmer Gowen died August 17, 1980, according to his tombstone and was buried in Dunbar Cemetery..

 

Children born to Elmer Gowin and Sarah Rachel Wade Gowin include:

 

Wendell Wayne Gowin         born February 25, 1936

Kenneth Wayne Gowin         born November 4, 1940

Dannie Pat Gowin                   born December 5, 1945

 

Wendell Wayne Gowin, first child of Elmer Gowin and Sarah Rachel Wade Gowin, was born February 25, 1936, according to Rains County Birth Book 4, page 299.  On November 12, 1956 he was married to Linda Lou Fleming, according to Rains County Marriage Book 7, page 141.  Of Linda Lou Fleming Gowin, nothing more is known.  Later Wendell Wayne Gowin was married to Sandra Kay Taylor.  In 1993 he continued at Emory, Texas.

 

Children born to Wendell Wayne Gowin and Sandra Kay Tay­lor Gowin include:

 

Wendell Wayne Gowin. Jr.   born October 23, 1969

Connie Jean Gowin                 born November 10, 1970

 

Wendell Wayne Gowin, Jr, first child of Wendell Wayne Gowin and Sandra Kay Taylor Gowin, was born October 23, 1969 in Hunt County, according to Hunt County Birth Certifi­cate No. 32508.

 

Connie Jean Gowin, second child of Wendell Way‑ne Gowin and Sandra Kay Taylor Gowin, was born November 10, 1970 in Hunt County, according to Hunt County Birth Certificate No. 33374.

 

Kenneth Wayne Gowin, second child of Elmer Gowin and Sarah Rachel Wade Gowin, was born November 4, 1940, ac­cording to Rains County Probate Birth Book 9, page 85.

 

He was married to Doris Fay Langley October 28, 1960, ac­cording to Rains County Marriage Book 7, page 205. Nothing more is known of Kenneth Wayne Gowin and Doris Fay Lang­ley Gowin.

 

Dannie Pat Gowin, fourth child of Elmer Gowin and Sarah Rachel Wade Gowin, was born December 5, 1945, according to Rains County Birth Book 6, page 24.  He was born in Dallas County, according to BVS File 148709.

 

Dannie Pat Gowin was married to Sherian Kay Dane June 17, 1965, according to Rockwall County Marriage Book 42, page 366.  Sherian Kay Dane Gowin and Danny Pat Gowin of Dallas County, Texas joined other members of her family in giving a warranty deed to property in Parker County, Texas February 24, 1967, for $5,000, according to Parker County Deed Book 417, page 651.

 

Carla Renee Gowin, daughter of Danny Pat Gowin  and Sherian Kay Dane Gowin, was born February 13, 1968, according to Dallas County Birth Record B68001, page 711.  Darrin Eugene Gowin was born to them August 26, 1963, according to Birth Book B71002, page 1444.

 

George Alfie Gowin, fourth child of Rance Garfield Gowin and Carrie Belle Giles Gowin, was born at Coleman, Arkansas in Little River County, February 12, 1912, according to Rains County Probate Birth Book 3, page 246.  On February 17, 1945 he was married to Mrs. Loreta McQueen Rogers who was born in Hunt County January 6, 1929, according to Rains County Marriage Book 6, page 467.  He died October 15, 1978, according to his tombstone in Dunbar Cemetery.

 

Children born to Alfie George Gowin and Loreta Rogers Gowin include:

 

Fred Lavon Gowin            born November 13, 1945.

 

Fred Lavon Gowin, first child of Alfie George Gowin and Loreta Rogers Gowin, was born November 13, 1945, according to Rains County Probate Birth Book 8, page 509.  He was mar­ried May 26, 1966 to Vicki Lyn Dougherty, according to Rains County Marriage Book 7, page 306. She was the daughter of Samuel Alfred Dougherty.

 

Vicki Lyn Dougherty Gowin died July 5, 1972, according to Hunt County Death Certificate No. 17952. She was buried in Dunbar Cemetery. On June 4, 1973 Freddie Lavon Gowin of 3706 Wesley Street, Apartment 202, Canton, Texas, was married to Mrs. Patricia Ann Thorn who was born in 1950, according to Van Zandt County Marriage Book 25, page 152.  Later in 1973 Freddie Lavon Gowin and Patricia Ann Thorn Gowin were living at Quinlan, Texas

 

Children born to Fred Lavon Gowin and Vicki Lyn Dougherty Gowin include:

 

Clinton Paul Gowin          born July 5, 1972

 

Clinton Paul Gowin, first child of Fred Lavon Gowin and Vicki Lyn Dougherty Gowin, was born July 5, 1972, the date of his mother's death, according to Hunt County Birth Certificate 34606.

 

Elige Gowin, fifth child of Rance Garfield Gowin and Carrie Belle Giles Gowin was born March 20, 1914, according to Rains County Probate Birth Book 3, page 240.  On September 4, 1944 he was married to L. Oleta Powell, according to Rains County Marriage Book 6, page 459.  She was born in 1928   Children born to Elige Gowin and L. Oleta Powell Gowin are unknown. He died January 17 1993 at age 78 in Hopkins County Memorial Hospital at Sulphur Springs, Texas and was buried in Dunbar Cemetery.  His pall bearers were Wayne Gowin, Ronnie Gowen, Laverl Brimer, Billy Brimer, Don Gowin and Kenny Gowin.

 

Children born to Elige Gowin and L. Oleta Powell Gowin include:

 

Cindy Gowin                                        born about 1947

 

James Lawrence Gowin, seventh child of Rance Garfield Gowin and Carrie Belle Giles Gowin, was born April 21, 1916 in Rains County, according to Rains County Probate Birth Book 1, page 846.  Four children of his parents were still living at that time.

 

On January 13, 1939 he was married to Thelma Elizabeth Lee, according to Rains County Marriage Book 6, page 258.  At that time, he was listed as a laborer.  She was born October 27, 1920 to Bird Lillard Lee and Carrie Lela Elizabeth Shalton Lee, according to Thalia Ruth Gowin.  Bird Lillard Lee was born September 2, 1877 in Pikesville, Kentucky. Carrie Lela Elizabeth Shalton was born April 4, 1898 to Elvin M. Shalton and Alice Lee Shalton.

 

In 1943 both James Lawrence Gowin and Thelma Elizabeth Lee Gowin were listed as employees in a defense plant.

 

He enlisted in the U.S. Army April 13, 1945 and served in the Asiatic-Pacific theatre.  He was discharged July 28, 1946 showing three dependents and returning to his profession as a farm hand.

 

"Thelma Elizabeth Lee Gowins" died April 29, 1993 and was buried in Dunbar Cemetery. "James [Dugan] Gowins" died June 12, 1994 and was buried beside his wife. 

 

Children born to James Lawrence Gowin and Thelma Elizabeth Lee Gowin include:

 

Ferrell Don Gowin                         born January 3, 1940

Elvin Pryor Gowin                         born December 14, 1948

James Leroy Gowin                       born November 17, 1952

Thalia Ruth Gowin                        born January 28, 1960

Allen Lee Gowin                            born October 23, 1963

 

Ferrell Don Gowin, first child of James Lawrence Gowin and Thelma Elizabeth Lee Gowin, was born in 1989, according to Rains County Birth Book 5, page 202.  He was married March 11, 1961 to Kathy Ann Burchett, according to Rains County Marriage Book 7, page 213.  Ferrell Don Gowin and Kathy Ann Burchett Gowin later lived at Point, Texas.

 

Children born to them include:

 

Marrina Gowin                        born about 1964

 

Elvin Pryor Gowin, second child of James Lawrence Gowin and Thelma Elizabeth Lee Gowin, was born December 14, 1948, according to Rains County, Birth Book 5, page 408.  He was married to Vera Kathryn Harvey about 1965, according to Rains County Marriage Book 7, page 319.  She was born in Texas in 1950.  In 1967 and 1968 he was employed by LTV Corporation as an assembler and lived at Emory.

 

Children born to Elvin Pryor Gowin and Vera Kathryn Harvey Gowin include:

 

Stephen Shane Gowin                  born January 26, 1967

Gregory Pryor Gowin             born May 15, 1968

Shalla Elaine Gowin                      born December 16, 1971

Rance Gowin                                  born about 1975

 

Stephen Shane Gowin, first child of Elvin Pryor Gowin and Vera Kathryn Harvey Gowin was born January 26, 1967, ac­cording to Wood County Birth Certificate No. 16035. Appar­ently Stephen Shane Gowin died in infancy.

 

Gregory Fryor Gowin, second child of Elvin Pryor Gowin and Vera Kathryn Harvey Gowin, was born May 15, 1968, accord­ing to Wood County Birth Certificate No. 17072.

 

Shalla Elaine Gowin, daughter of Elvin Pryor Gowin and Vera Kathryn Harvey Goin, was born December 16, 1971, according to Hunt County Birth Certificate 34203.  She died January 27, 1972 and was buried in Dunbar Cemetery.

 

Rance Gowin, son of Elvin Pryor Gowin and Vera Kathryn Harvey Gowin, was born about 1975.

 

James Leroy Gowin, third known child of James Lawrence Gowin and Thelma Elizabeth Lee Gowin, was born probably at Greenville, Texas November 17, 1952, according to Hunt County Birth Certificate No. 19647.  He was married about 1975 to Linda Middleton. 

 

Children born to James Leroy Gowin and Linda Middleton Gowin include:

 

Jacob Gowin                            born about 1977

Joshua Gowin                                born about 1980

 

Thalia Ruth Gowin, fourth known child of James Lawrence Gowin and Thelma Elizabeth Lee Gowin, was born probably at Greenville, January 28, 1960, according to Hunt County Birth Certificate No. 25776.

 

Allen Lee Gowin, fifth child of James Lawrence Gowin and Thelma Elizabeth Lee Gowin, was born October 23, 1963.

 

Leon Gowin, son of Rance Garfield Gowin and Carrie Belle Giles Gowin, was born May 23, 1920 at Emory, according to his military discharge record.  "Leon Gowins, son of R. G. and Carrie Gowin" was recorded in the 1936 and 1937 "Rains County, Texas School Census, 1936-1939.”

 

He enlisted July 21 1942 in the U. S. Army and served as a cannoneer in the 590th Field Artillery Battalion. He fought in six battles in the Tunisia, Naples‑Foggia and Rhineland‑Central Europe theatres. He was discharged October 11, 1945 and re­turned to his profession as a farmer, according to Rains County Discharge Book 2, page 70.

 

He was married in Mineola, Texas May 19, 1946 to Bobby Lee Tadlock, according to Wood County Marriage Book M, page 46.  She was born in Texas November 27, 1930, according to her tombstone.  In 1947 they lived at Route One, Grand Saline, Texas where he was an instructor for an automotive training school.  She died April 15, 1979 and was buried in Dunbar Cemetery in Rains County.

 

Children born to Leon Gowin and Bobby Lee Tadlock Gowin include:

 

Cherylan Kay Gowin                    born December 25, 1947

 

Cherylan Kay Gowin, first child of Leon Gowin and Bobby Lee Tadlock Gowin, was born in Grand Saline December 25, 1947, according to Van Zandt County Birth Book 31, page 436. She was married January 16, 1967 to Jerry Lee Daugherty who was born in 1943, according to Rains County Marriage Book 7, page 339.

 

W. D. Gowin, eighth child of Rance Garfield Gowin and Carrie Belle Giles Gowin, was born September 14, 1925, according to Rains County Birth Book 3.  "W. D. Gowins, son of R. L. and Carrie Gowins" were enrolled at Dunbar School in 1936 and 1937, according to "Rains County, Texas School Census, 1936-1939" by Elaine Nall Bay and Henrietta Welch. "W. D. Gowin, son of Rosco G. and Carrie Gowin" was enumerated there in 1938 and 1939.

 

He enlisted in the U. S. Army December 24, 1944 and served as a physical therapy technician in the Ryukyus Campaign and in the Occupation of Japan. He was discharged May 21, 1946, according to Rains County Discharge Book 2, page 232.  He was remarried to Norma Lee Kennemer May 15, 1948, ac­cording to Rains County Marriage Book G, page 562.

 

Children born to W. D. Gowin and Norma Lee Kennemer Gowin include:

 

Russell Lane Gowin                      born November 16, 1948.

 

Russell Lane Gowin, first child of W. D. Gowin and Norma Lee Kennemer Gowin, was born November 16, 1948, in Hunt County, Texas, according to Hunt County Birth Certificate No. 15906.

 

Robert B. Jackson Gowin, son of James McFadden "Jim" Gowin and Permelia "Mealey" Victory Patterson Gowin, was born in January 1883 in Smith County. He was married to Emma Magnolia "Maggie" Bullard at Emory October 29, 1905, according to Rains County Marriage Book 3, page 250.  She was born in 1889, according to her tombstone.

 

Robert B. Jackson Gowin received a warranty deed from W. H. McClendon December 24, 1908, according to Rains County Deed Book 27, page 369.  On October 6, 1909 he gave a war­ranty deed to Katie Kennemer, according to Rains County Deed Book 29, page 423 and Deed Book 30, page 497.

 

In 1914 and in 1918 Robert B. Jackson Gowin was a farmer in Rains County.  "Bob Gowins" died in 1930, according to his tombstone in Dunbar Cemetery.

 

After his death, Emma Magnolia "Maggie" Bullard Gowin lived with her son, Robert Burey Gowin in Ft. Worth, Texas, according to the 1947 edition of the Ft. Worth city directory.  She died in 1961 and was buried in Dunbar Cemetery.

 

Children born to Robert B. Jackson Gowin and Emma Magno­lia "Maggie" Bullard Gowin include:

 

Gracie Dell Gowin                                born August 2, 1908

Ocie Lee "Buddy" Gowin                   born January 28, 1911

George Amos Gowin                           born January 4, 1914

Robert Burey Gowin                           born January 12, 1918

Wesley Gowin                                     born December 1, 1921

Gertie Lee Gowin                                 born April 6, 1925

 

Gracie Dell Gowin, first child of Robert B. Jackson Gowin and Emma Magnolia "Maggie" Gowin was born August 2, 1908 in Rains County, according to Rains County Probate Birth Book 4, page 416.

 

Ocie Lee "Buddy" Gowin, second child of Robert B. Jackson Gowin and Emma Magnolia "Maggie" Gowin, was born January 28, 1911 in Rains County, according to Rains County Probate Birth Book 3, page 286. He was married September 15, 1934 to Tennessee Josephine "Tennie" Hall, according to Rains County Marriage Book 6, page 63.  In 1935 he listed his profession as a farmer. In 1938 he was employed as a laborer by the Works Progress Administration. 

 

Ocie Lee "Buddy" Gowin, retired, and Tennessee Josephine "Tennie" Hall Gowin, lived at 219 Mt. Nebo, Dallas, according to the 1972 city directory of Dallas.  He died July 25, 1973 and was buried in Rains County.

 

Children born to Ocie Lee "Buddy" Gowin and Tennessee Josephine "Tennie" Hall Gowin include:

 

Robert Kenneth Gowin                       born August 31, 1935

Virginia Darlene Gowin twin]             born March 26, 1938

Eugenia Carlene Gowin [twin]           born March 26, 1938

Leonard Dale Gowin                           born July 5, 1945

 

Robert Kenneth Gowin, first child of Ocie Lee Gowin and Ten­nessee Josephine "Tennie" Hall Gowin, was born August 31, 1935 in Rains County, according to Rains County Birth Book 4, page 261.  Robert Kenneth Gowin was married to Willie Ruth Abney August 3, 1956, according to Dallas County Mar­riage Book 133, page 393.  Of Robert Kenneth Gowin and Willie Ruth Abney Gowin nothing more is known.

 

Virginia Darlene Gowin, a twin, and second child of Ocie Lee Gowin and Tennessee Josephine "Tennie" Hall Gowin, was born March 26, 1938, according to Rains County Birth Book 5, page 20.

 

Eugenia Carlene Gowin, a twin and third child of Ocie Lee Gowin and Tennessee Josephine "Tennie" Hall Gowin, was born March 26, 1938, according to Rains County Birth Book 5, page 20.

 

Leonard Dale Gowin, fourth child of Ocie Lee Gowin and Ten­nessee Josephine "Tennie" Hall Gowin, was born July 5, 1945, according to BVS File 73851.  Leonard Dale Gowin was enu­merated as a member of his father's household in the 1972 city directory of Dallas and was employed by Plastics Manufactur­ing Co.

 

George Amos Gowin, third child of Robert B. Jackson Gowin and Emma Magnolia "Maggie" Bullard Gowin, was born in Rains County January 4, 1914, according to Rains County Pro­bate Birth Book 1, page 86.  In 1946 he lived with his mother at 1601 University, Ft. Worth, according to the city directory.

 

Robert Burey Gowin, fifth child of Robert B. Jackson Gowin and Emma Magnolia "Maggie" Bullard Gowin, was born in Rains County January 12, 1918, according to Rains County Probate Birth Book 1, page 358.  Of the family's four prior children, three were still living at that time   Robert Burey Gowins in his adult years always spelled his name with an "s" on the end.

 

He was married before 1946 to Yvonne Flanigan.  In 1946 Robert Burey Gowins, a "caller" for the Texas & Pacific Railway, was listed in the city directory of Ft. Worth.  They lived at 1601 College Avenue.

 

In 1947 Robert Burey Gowins, a mail trucker for Texas and Pacific Railway and Yvonee F. Gowins, an employee of Montgomery Ward & Company, continued to live at 1601 College Avenue, according to the directory.

 

In 1948 Robert Burey Gowins was listed as a clerk, continuing to live at 1601 College Avenue. In 1951 Robert Burey Gowins was listed as a mechanic at Chance-Vought Aircraft.  Robert Burey Gowins and Yvonne F. Gowins gave a warranty deed to J. F. Barlous January 30, 1952 to property in Tarrant County, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 2395, page 44.

 

In the 1953-54 city directory of Ft. Worth, Robert Burey Gowins was listed as a blueprint operator at Chance-Vought, living at 3801 Oak Hill Avenue, an address they maintained through 1973.

 

In 1955 he was listed as a "leadman" for Chance-Vought.  From 1956 through 1961 he was employed by Convair Aircraft Corporation. In 1962 and 1963, he was employed by Ft. Worth General Dynamics. In 1964 and 1965, he was listed as a mechanic at Meacham Field.   From 1965 until 1970, he worked for Long-Tempco-Vaught Corporation.

 

Robert Burey Gowins died in Cleburne Memorial Hospital, Cleburne, Texas, September 26, 1970 at age 52, according to Tarrant County Probate Book 96, page 83, File A-11209. His will was written October 16, 1961 and was probated December 10, 1970.  He was buried in Dunbar Cemetery in Rains County.

 

In the probate records it was stated that Yvonne F. Gowins was a daughter of Margaret Flanigan and a sister to Delories Lucille Siefel.  His estate was valued at $7,000.

 

In the 1972 and 1973 city directory of Ft. Worth, Yvonne Flanigan Gowins, an employee of Glen Park Day Care Center, continued to live at 3801 Oak Hill Street.

 

Children born to Robert Burey Gowins and Yvonne Flanigan. Gowins, according to the probate records, include:

 

Roderick Guy Gowins                                      born about 1949

Tia Leslie Gowins                                             born about 1953

Tanya Marie Gowins                                       born in 1958.

 

Wesley Gowin, sixth child of Robert B. Jackson Gowin and Emma Magnolia "Maggie" Bullard Gowin, was born December 1, 1921 at Emory.  "Wesley Gowins, son of Maggie Gowins" was recorded in the 1935 school census of Waskom School, according to "Rains County, Texas School Census, 1936-1939."  "Weseley Gowin, son of Maggie Gowins" reappeared there in the 1938 and 1939 school census.

 

He served in the military in World War II, according to his discharge recorded in Rains County Discharge Book 2, page 37.  He died February 22, 1988 and was buried in Dunbar Cemetery.

 

Gertie Lee Gowin, seventh child of Robert B. Jackson Gowin and Emma Magnolia "Maggie" Bullard Gowin, was born April 6, 1925, according to Rains County Probate Birth Book 3, page 263.  "Gertie Gowins, daughter of Maggie Gowins," was recorded in the 1936 "Rains County, Texas School Census, 1936-1939."  "Girta Lee Gowin, daughter of Maggie Gowins" reappeared there in the 1938 and 1939 school census.

 

On November 22, 1941 she was married to G. W. Luckett, Jr, according to Rains County Marriage Book 6, page 385.

 

Horace Dank Gowin, first known child of Jim M. Gowin and Laura Rouse Gowin was born May 24, 1889 in Smith County, according to BVS File 958756. He was a veteran of World War I. He was a farmer on Bluff Route, Soper, Oklahoma in Choctaw County.

 

He died September 7, 1961 at Wills Point, Texas of uremia, ac­cording to Van Zandt County Death Book 8, page 215.  He was buried in Dunbar Cemetery at Emory, according to Fannie Wade, informant.

 

Solomon Gowin, son of James McFadden "Jim" Gowin and Laura J. Rouse Gowin, was born in June 1891. He appeared as an eight‑year‑old in the household of his father in the 1900 census of Rains County. It is believed that he died about 1902.

 

Dave Gowin, son of James McFadden "Jim" Gowin and Laura J. Rouse Gowin, was born in May 1893 at Alba, Texas, according to Rains County Probate Birth Book 3, page 190. He was married January 29, 1913 to Dora Isabell Thornhill who was born in Texas in 1893.

 

Dave Gowin was a farmer. He died of tuberculosis September 2, 1919 at Emory and was buried in Dunbar Cemetery, accord­ing to Rains County Death Book 2.

 

Included among the children born to Dave Gowin and Dora Is­abell Thornhill Gowin was:

 

Maggie Gowin                         born in 1914

Robert Edward Gowin            born November 8, 1916

Fannie Gowin                          born about 1920

 

Maggie Gowin, daughter of Dave Gowin and Dora Isabell Thornhill Gowin, was born in 1914, according to Carlene Gowins Pagliara.

 

Robert Edward Gowin, second child of Dave Gowin and Dora Isabell Thornhill Gowin, was born November 8, 1916, accord­ing to Rains County Probate Birth Book P3, page 190.

 

He was married to Dora Juanita Reynolds July 10, 1936, ac­cording to Rains County Marriage Book 6, page 151.  She was born in Texas in 1921.

 

Children born to Robert Edward Gowin and Dora Juanita Reynolds Gowin include:

 

  [child]                                     born in 1937

  [daughter]                              born February 24, 1938

Robert Eugene Gowin            born August 14, 1940

 

A child, name unknown was born to Robert Edward Gowin and Dora Juanita Reynolds Gowin, about 1937 and assumed to have died in infancy.

 

A daughter, name unknown, the second child of Robert Edward Gowin and Dora Juanita Reynolds Gowin, was born February 24, 1938 at Alba, according to Rains County Birth Book 5, page 8.  The first child died before this date.

 

Robert Eugene Gowin, third child of Robert Edward Gowin and Dora Juanita Reynolds Gowin, was born August 14, 1940, according to Fannin County Birth Book 7, page 274.  He died of colitis November 13, 1941, according to Fannin County Death Book 5, page 1087.

 

Fannie Gowin, daughter of Dave Gowin and Dora Isabell Thornhill Gowin, was born about 1913. She was married to Joe Strebeck February 4, 1933, according to Rains County Marriage Book 6, page 244.  In 1998 they continued to live in Rains County.

 

Loula Mae Gowin, daughter of James H. "Jim" Gowin and Laura J. Rouse Gowin, was born July 4, 1894.  She appeared as a six‑year‑old in the 1900 census of Rains County living in her father's household.  She was married abou 1918, husband's name Champion.  Later she was remarried, husband's name Reece.  She was married for the third time to a man by the name of Frances.  They lived in Emory, Texas.

 

In 1966 she lived in Grand Saline, Texas.  She died there March 20, 1972 of cardio-respiratory arrest as a widow, according to Van Zandt County Death Book 12, page 41.  Her death certificate showed her date of birth erroneously as July 4, 1895.  She was buried in Dunbar Cemetery in Emory, according to Fannie Gowin Wade, informant, her sister.

 

Grandchildren of Loula Mae Gowin Champion, Reece Frances include Jenice Robinson Wells, Cordelia Robinson Whitener, Curtis Robinson, Coy Robinson, Alton Robinson and Morgan Buglier.

 

Fannie Gowin, daughter of James McFadden "Jim" Gowin and Laura J. Rouse Gowin, was born in Texas in February 1897. She ap­peared as a three‑year‑old in the 1900 census of Rains County in her father's household.   She was married to Quillie C. Wade about 1923..

 

Exa Gowin, daughter of James McFadden "Jim" Gowin and Laura J. Rouse Gowin, was born in Texas in February 1898.  She appeared as a two‑year‑old in the 1900 census of Rains County in her father's household.  She was married October 9, 1914 to Richard Covington, according to Rains County Marriage Book 4, page 3.

 

Eva Emma Gowin, seventh child of Jim M. Gowin and Laura J. Rouse Gowin, was born September 6, 1901, according to Rains County Probate Birth Book 8, page 109.  Two of their previous children were dead at this time.

 

Susan Gowin, daughter of Robert Gowin and Mary Ann Bullard Gowin, was born about 1854.  She was married about 1873 to James Cameron. Of this couple and descendants noth­ing more is known.

 

Robert B. Gowin, son of Robert Gowin and Mary Ann Bullard Gowin, was born in Texas in April 1863, according to his 1900 census enumeration.  He was married April 18, 1886, to a cousin, Lucinda Lela Gowin, according to Smith County Mar­riage Book J, page 126.  She was the daughter of Samuel B. Gowin and Martha Roland Gowin. Lucinda Lela Gowin Gowin was born in Texas in March 1866, according to her 1900 census enumeration. She was born in Texas March 17, 1868, according to her death certificate.

 

Robert B. Gowin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Smith County, Enumeration district 108, page 14, Precinct 5:

 

Gowin,       Robert B.         37, born in TX in April 1863

Lucinda L.       34, born in TX in March 1866

Mary L.           13, born in TX in February 1887

David A.         10, born in TX in May 1890

Linney                     7, born in TX in July 1892

Jessie               5, born in TX in April 1895

Edgar               3, born in TX in May 1897

Carter,       Mollie               8, born in TX in Jan. 1892, ward

George             6, born in TX, May 1894, ward"

 

They lived near Jacksonville, Texas in Cherokee County until their deaths in the 1930s, according to Peggy Ann Davis Jones White.  Robert B. Gowin died about 1933.

 

Lucinda Lela Gowin Gowin lived at Turney, Texas during her widowhood, according to Edgar Floyd Gowin, her son. She died July 10, 1936 of typhoid fever and was buried in Jarrett Cemetery, according to Cherokee County, Texas Death  Book 9, page 331.

 

William Jackson "Willie" Gowin,  a descendant wrote June 11, 1992, "Robert 'Bob' Gowin  had a brother named Jim Gowin.  Jim Gowin lived around Emory, Texas in Rains County.  In the early 1900s he ran a store at Dunbar, Texas, south of  Emory a few miles.  He is buried in Dunbar Cemetery.  Jim had two sons by his first wife; their names were Rance and Bob."

 

Children born to Robert B. Gowin and Lucinda Lela Gowin Gowin include:

 

Mary Lee Gowin                                  born February 12, 1887

Elbert Gowin                                         born in 1888

David Arthur "Dink" Gowin              born in May 1890

Linney Gowin                                born in July 1892

Jessie Gowin                                        born in April 1895

Edgar Floyd Gowin                             born in May 1897

Dink Gowin                                           born Nov. 22, 1900

Paul Jones Gowin                                born January 17, 1901

Bryan Gowin                                        born in 1906

 

Mary Lee Gowin, daughter of Robert B. Gowin and Lucinda Gowin Gowin, was born February 12, 1887 in Cherokee County, Texas.  Mary Lee Gowin was married April 9, 1907 to Alex C. McDaniel.

 

Mary Lee Gowin died from childbirth complications July 1, 1918, and her brother, Elbert Gowin and his wife, Cecilia Ann “Celia” Phillips Gowin adopted the baby and raised her. 

 

Alex C. McDaniel was remarried to Mrs. Alice Jones September 10, 1920 in Rusk, Texas.  His household was enumerated in the 1920 census of Rusk County:

 

      McDaniel        Alex C.      30[?]

      Jones               Alice          38

Grace         16, step-daughter, born in OK

Coda            5, step-daughter, born in OK”

 

Alex C. McDaniel died June 1, 1960, according to his newspaper obituary:

 

“A. C. McDaniel 77, of Lindale, died at his home at 11 a.m. Thursday after a short Illness. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Sabine Methodist Church.  The Rev. Frank Cady will officiate.  Assisting will be the Rev. Truitt Praytor.  Burial will be in the Sabine Cemetery under direction of the Youk-Caudle Funeral Home.

 

A retired farmer, he was a long-time resident of Lindale, Smith County.  Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Grace Sowders of Eldorado, Ark and Mrs. Coda Gilstap.”

 

Children born to Alec C. McDaniel and Mary Lee Gowin McDaniel include:

 

Opal McDaniel                              born November 19, 1910

Edgar McDaniel                            born about 1912

Mae McDaniel                               born about 1915

Mary Lillie Gowin McDaniel born April 12, 1918

 

Children born to Alex C. McDaniel and Alice Jones McDaniel include:

 

      Clovis Ely McDaniel                           born May 23, 1923

      [daughter]                                           born in February 1927

 

Edgar McDaniel, son of Alex C. McDaniel and Mary Lee Gowin McDaniel, was born in Kaufman County November 19, 1910.

 

Mary Lillie Gowin McDaniel, daughter of Alex C. McDaniel and Mary Lee Gowin McDaniel, was born in Kaufman County July 1, 1918, according to Amy Cantrell, a granddaughter.  She was married to James Rolen Cantrell November 6, 1935 in Van Zandt County, Texas.  He was born October 30, 1917.  He died June 30, 1892 in Smith County, Texas.  Mary Lillie Gowen McDaniel Cantrell died February 21, 1997 in Midland County, Texas.

 

Clovis Ely McDaniel, son of Alex C. McDaniel and Alice Jones McDaniel, was born May 23, 1923. He died July 6, 1992 in Harris County, Texas, according to Amy Cantrell.

 

Elbert Gowin, son of Robert B. Gowin and Lucinda Gowin Gowin, was born in Texas in 1888.  He was married to Miss Cecilia Ann "Celia" Phillips March 6, 1912, according to Van Zandt County Marriage Book 10, page 312.  She was born in 1891 in Texas.  They were residents of Jacksonville, Texas in Cherokee County where he was a farmer in 1921.  He became a Baptist preacher.

 

"Rev. Elbert Gowin" officiated at the wedding of Billie Jean Gowin who was married to Ralph Neal Munden August 13, 1966, according to Kaufman County Marriage Book 26, page 516.  Billie Jean Gowin was born in Kaufman County Novem­ber 8, 1947, according to BVS File 147637.

 

Elbert Gowin died September 9, 1984 according to Kaufman County death records.

 

They adopted a niece, Mary Lillie Gowin McDaniel, daughter of Mary Lee Gowin McDaniel, who died shortly after her daughter's birth.

 

Children born to Elbert Gowin and Cecilia Ann "Celia" Phillips Gowin include:

 

Lola Elberta Gowin                              born January 2, 1913

Hollis Gowin                                         born September 7, 1915

William Jackson Gowin [twin]           born February 12, 1921

Millie Gowin [twin]                              born February 12, 1921

 

Lola Elberta Gowin, daughter of Elbert Gowin and Cecilia Ann “Celia” Phillips Gowin, was born January 2, 1913.  She died at age 14 months.

 

Hollis Gowin, son of Elbert Gowin and Celia Phillips Gowin, was born September 7, 1915.  He died in 1985.

 

William Jackson "Willie" Gowin, twin son of Elbert Gowin and Cecilia Ann "Celia" Phillips Gowin, was born February 12, 1921, according to Cherokee County Birth Book 24, page 120.

 

He purchased a lot in Forney, Texas from Newt S. Trail, September 16, 1957, according to Kaufman County Deed Book 412, page 433.  He, "a single man" sold the property to Huey P. Moore, Jr. August 2, 1958 for $525, according to Kaufman County Deed Book 418, page 131.  William Jackson "Willie" Gowin gave a release on property in Forney, Texas to Forney Missionary Baptist Church November 9, 1964, according to Kaufman County Deed Book 485, page 159.

 

William Jackson "Willie" Gowin, at age 47, was married Au­gust 17, 1968 at Forney to Mildred Louise Miller who was born March 21, 1925, according to Kaufman County Marriage Book 27, page 202.  In 1993 William Jackson "Willie" Gowin and Mildred Louise Miller Gowin lived in Forney, Texas.

 

Millie Gowin, twin daughter of Elbert Gowin and Celia Phillips Gowin, was born in 1921.  In 1993 she lived at Midlothian, Texas [214/775-3496].

 

David Arthur "Dink" Gowin, son of Robert B. Gowin and Lu­cinda Lela Gowin Gowin, was born in Texas in May 1890, ac­cording to his 1900 census enumeration in Smith County. He appeared as a 10‑year‑old in his father's household at that time. He was blind.  He died within a few days of his mother's death in 1936, also of typhoid fever.

 

Linney Gowin, daughter of Robert B. Gowin and Lucinda Lela Gowin Gowin, was born in July 1892, according to her enu­meration in the 1900 census. She appeared as a seven-year‑old in her father's household at that time.  It is believed that she died in childhood.

 

Jessie Gowin, son of Robert B. Gowin and Lucinda Lela Gowin Gowin, was born in Texas in April 1895, according to his enumeration in the 1900 census of Smith County. He appeared as a five‑year‑old in his father's household at that time.  He died about 1982.

 

Edgar Floyd Gowin, son of Robert B. Gowin and Lucinda Lela Gowin Gowin, was born in May 1897, according to his enu­meration in the 1900 census. He appeared as a three-year‑old in his father's household in Smith County at that time. It was re­ported that he was born at Van, Texas. 

 

About 1918 he was married to Mary Ola Watson who was born in Rusk County, Texas in 1900. In 1923 he was a farmer at Turney, Texas.  He died in 1980.

 

Children born to Edgar Floyd Gowin and Mary Ola Watson Gowin include:

 

Travis Gowin                                              born about 1919

 [son]                                                           born about 1921

Arlon Douglas Gowin                               born May 24, 1923

 

Travis Gowin, son of Edgar Floyd Gowin and Mary Ola Wat­son Gowin, was born about 1919.  In 1992 he lived near Tur­ney, Texas.

 

A son, name unknown, was born to Edgar Floyd Gowin and Mary Ola Watson about 1921 and died in infancy.

 

Arlon Douglas Gowin, third child of Edgar Floyd Gowin and Mary Ola Watson Gowin, was born May 24, 1923, at Turney, according to Cherokee County Book 23, page 399.  He was married to Ella Virginia Cribbs who was born in Texas in 1924.  In 1954 and 1955 he was a lumber stacker for Brown-Pavletich Lumber Company.  In 1972 he was listed in the telephone di­rectory of Turney.  He continued there in 1992.

 

Children born to Arlon Douglas Gowin and Ella Virginia Cribbs Gowin include:

 

Douglas Arlon Gowin                  born December 17, 1946

Ray Gowin [twin]                    born June 26, 1954

Roy Gowin [twin]                    born June 26, 1954

Debra Ann Gowin                         born November 16, 1955

 

Douglas Arlon Gowin, first child of Arlon Douglas Gowin and Ella Virginia, was born December 17, 1946, according to BVS File 159518.  About 1967 he was married to Janis Lee Sadler who was born in Texas in 1948. In 1968 he was a shipping clerk for an archery company at Jacksonville. In 1972 he was listed in the Turney telephone directory.

 

Children born to Douglas Arlon Gowin and Janis Lee Sadler Gowin include:

 

Robert Joel Gowin            born August 6, 1968

 

Robert Joel Gowin, first child of Douglas Arlon Gowin and Ja­nis Lee Sadler Gowin, was born August 6, 1968 at Jacksonville.

 

Ray Gowin and Roy Gowin, twin sons of Arlon Douglas Gowin and Ella Virginia Cribbs Gowin, were born June 24, 1954.  Both were 30-week babies born prematurely, and both died on the day of their birth, according to Cherokee County Birth Book 54, page 174.  Both were buried in Jarrett Cemetery.

 

Debra Ann Gowin, fourth child of Arlon Douglas Gowin and Ella Virginia Cribbs Gowin, was born November 16, 1955, ac­cording to Cherokee County Birth Book 55, page 283.

 

Dink Gowin, son of Robert B. Gowin and Lucinda Lela Gowin Gowin, was born November 22, 1900, probably in Smith County. He farmed in Cherokee County in his later years. He died June 29, 1939 of typhoid fever, according to Cherokee County Death Book 9, page 276. He was buried in Jarratt Cemetery.  Edgar Floyd Gowin, Jacksonville was informant for the death certificate.  Children born to Dink Gowin are un­known.

 

Paul Jones Gowin, eighth child of Robert B. Gowin and Lu­cinda Lela Gowin Gowin, was born January 17, 1901 at Tur­ney.  Four of the eight children of his parents were deceased at the time he was born, according to George E. Gowin, informant for his death certificate who lived in Jacksonville July 21, 1959.  V. M. Vaughn, female, also attested to the probate birth record of Paul Jones Gowin recorded in Cherokee County Birth Book 62, page 175.  Paul Jones Gowin in 1972 lived at 1410 South Bolton, Jacksonville. He died in 1989.

 

Bryan Gowin, son of Robert B. Gowin and Lucinda Lela Gowin Gowin, was born in 1906.  He was also blind and also died of typhoid fever in 1936.

==O==

Elizabeth Ann Gowin was born November 2, 1957, according to her tombstone in Rains County.

==O==

Evie Gowin was married to Jesse Porter July 17, 910, accord­ing to Rains County Marriage Book 4, page 49.

==O==

Benjamin F. Gowins died February 24, 1945 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, Jefferson County, volume 6, certificate 2776, role 4.

==O==

Catherine Goins died February 20, 1946 in Jefferson County according to the Alabama Death index, volume 6, certificate 2705, role 4.

==O==

George A. Gowins was born in 1914 and died in 1953, according to his tombstone in Dunbar Cemetery in Rains County.

==O==

Janet Lee Gowin was born October 23, 1953 in Dallas County, according to BVS File 174033. She said married December 29, 1971 to Madison Gregg Mitchell, according to Rains County Marriage Book 7, page 458.

==O==

Benjamin F. Gowins died August 1930 in Jefferson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 38, role 2, page 18968.

==O==

Mrs. Laura M. Gowins was born March 13, 1864 and died June 29, 1939, at the age of “75 years, 4 months, 13 days,” according to Rains County Death Book 3, page 225.  She, the daughter of John Vick, was born in Texas during the Civil War.  The name of her mother was unknown to Mrs. Will Northcutt, informant.  She was a widowand was buried in Dunbar Cemetery.

==O==

Lynn Denise Gowin was born July 10, 1951 in Dallas County, according to BVS File 98948. She was married February 13, 1971 to Glyn Michael Briggs, according to Rains County Mar­riage Book 7, page 437.

==O==

Margie G. Gowin was married to John Allen Jackson October 21, 1944, according to Rains County Marriage Book 6, page 461.

                                             ==O==

Mrs. Mollie Gowin was married to L. C. Clewis July 7, 1919, according to Rains County Marriage Book 4, page 163.

==O==

Perry Paul Gowin was born December 12, 1950 in Dallas County, according to BVS File 184653. Perry Paul Gowin was married January 16, 1970 to Judy Carol Roberts, according to Rains County Marriage Book 7, page 412.

 

Children born to them include:

 

Julie Michele Gowin         born September 18, 1971

 

Julie Michele Gowin, first child of Perry Paul Gowin and Judy Carol Roberts Gowin, was born September 13, 1971, according to Hunt County Birth Certificate No. 34042.

==O==

Rhonda Karen Gowin, who was born July 12, 1952 in Dallas County, Texas, according to BVS File 98495. She was married June 13, 1969 to Jack Don Adcock, who was born in 1949, ac­cording to Rains County Marriage Book 7, page 399.

==O==

Ona B. Gowins was born August 8, 1924, according to her tombstone in Dunbar Cemetery in Rains County.

==O==

Dewey W. Goins, born October 30, 1898, died March 22, 1940, is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Hot Springs.

                                        ==O==

Dora Ethel Goins, born September 8, 1901, died April 3, 1906, is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Hot Springs.

==O==

Thomas H. Goins, born August 28, 1871, died April 13, 1915, is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Hot Springs.

==O==

William W. Gowin, age 26 was married February 25, 1851 to Martha A. Davidson, age 16, according to Hot Springs County Marriage Book 3, page 77. Bobbie Jones McLane who published "Hot Springs County Marriage Records, 1825-1880" wrote December 14, 1993 that the marriage of William W. Gowin and Martha A. Davidson Gowin was the only Gowin marriage recorded in Hot Springs County during that 55-year period.

                                             ==O==

Virginia Wardlaw Goyne who was born September 26, 1915 at Rogers, Arkansas died September 13, 1990 in a nursing home in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  She was buried in Lockesburg Cemetery.  Survivors included two nieces, Sue Smith of Pine Bluff, Arkansas and Jean Ghent of Hot Springs and three nephews, Terry Smith of Pine Bluff, Robert Smith of Lockes­burg, Arkansas and Joe King of Texas.

 

 

 

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Descendant Researchers:

 

Naomi Lucile Gowin Burgin, 154 Waldhour Rd, Rincon, GA, 31326-3755,

 912/754-7662,        E-mail: jburgin@ix.netcom.com

Gary Covington, 2426 Housley, Dallas, TX, 75228, 214/328-3601

Frances Fleming, 1827 S. Garrison, Carthage, MO, 64836, 417/358-2342

Danny Pat & Sherian Kay Dane Gowin, Route 2, Box 110, Emory, TX, 75440,

903/903-2871

William Jackson Gowin, Box 515, Forney, TX, 75126, 903/552-3166

Darlene Gowins McCracken, 13514 Country Circle, Tomball, TX, 77375

Thomas Niswonger, niswont@eritter.net

Charlene Gowins Pagliara, 210 Robin Hill, Duncanville, TX, 75137, 214/296-4356,

pagliara@flash.net

Innettia Marie Davis Moore, Route 4, Box 83-B, Greenville, TX, 75041,

903/885-4440

Peggy Ann Davis Jones White, 398 Hargrove Rd, Herndon, KY, 502/886-0432, pegwhite@apex.net

 

Goyne Researchers

 

Gowan, LaFay E, 2157 Shadybrook Lane, Hoover, AL, 35226, 205/823-9248

Velma S. Brassell Beuerle, 3317 Clairmont St, Flint, MI, 48503,

Charles Eugene Blakeley, 211 Gatewood Circle West, Burleson, TX, 76028

Sammy Craig Duncan, 2107 Division, Greenville, TX, 75401

Col. Carroll Heard Goyne, 10019 Canterbury Drive, Shreveport, LA, 71106

Elbert & Joan Goyne, 3812 49th St, Lubbock, TX, 79413, 806/795-5041

Evelyn Sandifer Hall, 4319 Colonial Drive, Shreveport, LA, 71119, 318/636-3191

Iva Hunneycutt, 1607 Fowler, Irving, TX, 75061.

Timothy Dean Hudson, 3400 S. Evans St, #C, Greenville, NC, 27034, 919/355-5750

Virginia R. Kerr, 5098 Gibson Rd, McComb, MS, 39648, 601/684-1655

Tommy Knox, 2319 Blanton, San Antonio, TX, 78209, 512/822-4119

Pamala Hearne McCunn, 7414 Matranga, Hitchcock, TX, 77563

Margaret Frances Goynes Olson, 303 E. Hoffman, Kingsville, TX, 78363,

512/592-4665

Gwen Caldwell Quickell, Box 868, Lake Jackson, TX, 77566

Cynthia Hudson Reed, 1752 Willowbrook Lane, Simi Valley, CA, 93065,\

805/581-1306

John A. Sands, 6144 N. 12th Road, Arlington, VA, 22205

Eva Smith, Route 1, Box 449, Jena, LA, 71342

Jane J. Williams, 60 Porter's Chapel Road, Vicksburg, MS, 39180, 601/646-9465

 

LAMAR COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Harvey Lee Goins died September 1923 in Lamar County according to Alabama Death index, volume 39, role 2, page 19093.

 

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Betsy Going was married to Burrell Burnett February 8, 1822, according to "Lauderdale County, Alabama Marriages, 1818-1882."

                                             ==O==

Nancy Going was married to Littleton Richardson Septem­ber 26, 1827, according to Lauderdale County Marriage Book 2, page 50.  She is mentioned in "History of Florence, Al­abama" by Jill K. Garrett.

                                        ==O==

Martha A. Goings was married to Edmond Bailey January 1, 1843, according to Lauderdale County Marriage Book 5, page 85.

==O==

Alvie Sam Goins died September 1932 in Lauderdale County according to Alabama Death index, volume 38, role 2, page 18866.

==O==

Loannie Goins, a sister to Samuel Goins, was married about 1910 to John Smith, according to Francis Smith.  They lived in Florence, Alabama in 1912.  Loannie Goins Smith died about 1920, and her children went to live with Samuel Goins, their uncle.

 

Children born to John Smith and Loannie Goins Smith include:

 

William Earl Smith                         born in March 1912

Roy D. Smith                                  born about 1918

==O==

Myrtle E. L. Goins died June 1930 in Lauderdale County according to Alabama Death index, volume 43, role 2, page 21458.

==O==

Bunch Gowan died July 20, 1916 in Lauderdale County according to Alabama Death index, volume 22, certificate 489, role 1.

==O==

Annie Gowen was married December 27, 1893 to John W. Whitehead, according to Lauderdale County marriage records.

==O==

Beauford Gowen died March 23, 1918 in Lauderdale County according to Alabama Death index, volume 11, role 1, page 324.

==O==

Clifford Gowen died April 8, 1918 in Lauderdale County according to Alabama Death index, volume 11, role 1, page 304.

==O==

Frederick Gowen, "free colored male" was listed in the 1830 census of Lauderdale County, page 206, as the head of a household:

 

" Gowen, Fred      free colored male        55-100

colored female            55-100

colored male                24-36

colored female            24-36"

 

On March 21, 1838 he lived in Lawrence County, Alabama where he made an application for a pension. He received Pension No. R4167.

 

Frederick Gowen of Lawrence County, Alabama made an application for a Revolutionary War pension in a "non-military capacity."  The pension was rejected, according to "Report on Rejected and Suspended Pensions Reported to Congress" in 1852.  The report was printed in "Revolutionary Soldiers in Alabama."

==O==

Grace Gowen died August 15, 1916 in Lauderdale County according to Alabama Death index, volume 21, certificate, 482, role 1.

==O==

Joseph Gowen was listed in the 1830 census of Lauderdale County as the head of a household:

 

Gowen, Joseph     white male       50-60

white female   15-20

white male       15-20

white female   10-15

white female   10-15"

                                        ==O==

Individuals who were buried in the Florence Cemetery include:

 

Goines, Evie                [wife of T. J.] died June 24, 1930, age

48, [mother]

Goins, Albert S.          1891-1966

Goins, Bernice            born September 6, 1882, died March

16, 1918

Goins. C. G.                 born 1849, died April 25, 1929 at age

80

Goins, Florence E.      born 1903

Goins, Hazel M.          April 23, 1914-December 26, 1915

Goins, Jack                  October 16, 1888-October 23, 1944

Goins, Joe C.               born November 28,1886, died April

14, 1955

Goins, Rev. John B.   born July 23, 1882, died March 11,

1954

Goins, John B.            born September 7, 1914

      Goins, Laura                born April 12, 1898, died July 27,

1936

Goins, Lilly                  born August 18, 1894, died March 5,

1942

Goins, Pearl Odel        born September 30, 1892

Goins, Pearlie M.        born September 6, 1916

==O==

Individuals who were listed in the February 1972 telephone di­rectory of Russellville, Alabama, Lauderdale County, include:

 

Goins, Barbara                  Frankfort Road

Goins, Mrs. Florence       Frankfort Road

Goins, Fred                        Five Points

Goins, Homer                    Leighton Highway

Goins, James & Kathy     Waco

Goins, Orbie                      Frankfort Road

==O==

Lawrence Goins was a member of the Lauderdale County Board of Education in the 1940s.

 

LAWRENCE COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

No Gowens or spelling variations appeared in the 1820 Census of Lawrence County.

==O==

Benjamin F. Goin, negro, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Lawrence County, Enumera­tion District 78, page, living at Panhook, Alabama:

 

"Goin,              Benjamin F.     66, born in April 1834 in

Alabama, negro

Rotha               70, born in April 1830 in

Virginia

Shackelford,   Francis            22, born in November 1877 in

Alabama, grandson

Tennis                   20, born in September 1879 in

Alabama, grandson"

==O==

Martha Goin was married to Wiley Priner November 9, 1840, according to "Lawrence County, Alabama Marriages, 1818-1858."

 

Riley Goin was married to Cynthia Wisner September 20, 1829, according to "Lawrence County, Alabama Marriages, 1818-1858."  Children born to Riley Goin and Synthis Wisner Goin are unknown.

 

Low Gowen, negro, age 73, appeared in the 1880 census of Lawrence County, as the head of a household in Enumera­tion District 81, page 7, Civil District 17:

 

"Gowen,    Low           73, born in Tennessee, negro

Thomas       7, born in Tennessee, negro

Mack         8, negro

Frank         15, grandson, negro

Louis   6/12, grandson, negro"

 

William Gowen, mulatto born Alabama in 1832, was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Lawrence County, Enumeration District 168, page 16, Moulton Dis­trict as:

 

"Gowen,    William            48, born in Alabama

Elizabeth         37, born in Alabama

John                 18, born in Alabama

Alfred              15, born in Alabama

James Allen    14, born in Alabama

Emmett            9, born in Alabama

Arthur       7, born in Alabama

Willie                 5, born in Alabama

Tom     5/12, born in Alabama"

==O==

H. H. Goins died June 19, 1910 in Lawrence County according to Alabama Death index, volume 15, certificate 231, role 1.

==O==

Rotha Gowen died February 10, 1911 in Lawrence County according to Alabama Death index, volume 14, certificate 181, role 1.

==O==

Robert Gowens died July 31, 1911 in Lawrence County according to Alabama Death index, volume 14, certificate 178, role 1.

==O==

Charley Gowin, negro, was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Lawrence County.  The family was found in Enumeration District, page 19, Beat 1.

==O==

James Gowin, negro, age 18, born in August 1881 in Alabama was enumerated in the 1900 census of Lawrence County, Enu­meration District 80, page 4 as a "boarder with Riley T. Stover."

 

Mahosa Gowin was married September 30, 1830 to Henry Biva, according to "Lawrence County, Alabama Marriages, 1818-1858."

 

LEE COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Ella Goings was married to C. C. McCullough June 1, 1884, ac­cording to Lee County mar­riage records as transcribed in "Tap Roots of Alabama" Volume 6, No. 1 published by the Ge­nealogical Society of Eastern Alabama.

                                             ==O==

Berry Goins was born in 1800 in South Carolina of parents un­known.  An earlier Littleberry "Berry" Goins appeared in the le­gal records of Henry County, Virginia during the colo­nial pe­riod. It is known that he left the area shortly after the Revolu­tionary War.  "Berry Goins" was listed as a tax de­faulter in Burke County, Georgia, just across the Savannah River from South Carolina in 1790 and in 1796, according to the "Augusta Chronicle" in its edition of October 22, 1796. "Berry Goyn" drew a lot in the Cherokee land lottery of 1827 in Georgia.  He was awarded land in 1835 in Upson County, Georgia.

 

Berry Goins was married about 1824 to Nancy Brown, per­haps in Georgia.  She was born in 1805 in South Carolina.  He was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 and 1850 census returns of nearby Russell County, Alabama.  Berry Goins and Nancy Brown Goins are mentioned as resi­dents of adjoining Lee County in "History of Opelika, Alabama," by Rev. L. C. Cherry.

 

Henry Goins is suggested as a son of Berry Goins and Nancy Brown Goins by Frances Fleming, a descendant of Carthage, Mis­souri.  Henry Goins was born in 1824 in South Carolina and was married about 1842, wife's name Elizabeth.  They lived in Al­abama in 1842 and 1845 and had removed to Mis­sissippi by 1846. They were enumerated in the 1850 and 1860 census of Chickasaw County, Mississippi:

 

"Goin,        Henry        36, mechanic, born in SC

Eliz             27, born in AL

Martha J.   8, born in AL

Nancy       6, born in AL

Mary         4, born in MS"

 

They reappeared in the 1860 enumeration of Chickasaw County:

 

"Goen,       Henry        40, blacksmith, born in SC

Eliza           37, born in SC

Mary         13, born in MS

Fannie   5, born in MS"

 

Children born to Henry Goins and Elizabeth Goins include:

 

Martha J. Goins                             born in 1842

Nancy A. Goins                             born about 1844

Mary Goins                                    born in 1846

Fannie Goins                                  born in 1855

 

Martha J. Goins, daughter of Henry Goins and Elizabeth Goins, was born in 1842.  "Martha J. Goins" was married December 5, 1858 to Samuel Burris in Knoxville, according to Knox County, Tennessee marriage records.

 

Nancy A. Goins, daughter of Henry Goins and Elizabeth Goins was born in Alabama about 1844, according to the re­search of Frank and Frances Fleming of Carthage, Missouri. She appeared as a five-year-old in the 1850 enumeration of her father's household.  Family tradition claims that she had "Indian blood."  She was married about 1860, probably in Chickasaw County to Montgomery Dickinson Parker who was born March 8, 1834 in Washing­ton County, Tennessee.  He enlisted in a Mississippi infantry company in adjoining Monroe County early in the Civil War.  He appeared on the tax roll of Chickasaw County in 1867, 1869 and 1873.

 

They were enumerated in the 1870 census of Chickasaw County:

 

"Parker,     M. D.         36, born in Tennessee

Nancy A.  26, born in Alabama

William      10, born in Mississippi

Leuda        7, born in Mississippi

Henry        4, born in Mississippi

Betty E.     1, born in Mississippi"

 

About 1890, the family was living in Drew County Arkansas.  He died October 18, 1902, and she died there October 19, 1904. Children born to them include:

 

William Parker                         born about 1860

Leuda Parker                            born about 1863

Henry Parker                            born about 1866

Betty E. Parker                         born October 15, 1869

 

Betty E. Parker, daughter of Montgomery Dickinson Parker and Nancy A. Goins Parker, was born October 15, 1869 in Chickasaw County.  She was married about 1890 in Drew County, Arkansas to Hezekia Rash who was born July 12, 1865.  Children born to them include:

 

Lois Rash                                 born May 25, 1895

 

Lois Rash, daughter of Hezekia Rash and Betty E. Parker Rash, was born May 25, 1895.  She was married about 1920 to Robert Wilson Fleming who was born in August 1890.  Children born to them include:

 

Frank Fleming                          born April 1, 1931

 

Frank Fleming, son of Robert Wilson Fleming and Lois Rash Fleming, was born April 1, 1931. He was married about 1954, wife's name Frances.  In 1993, they lived in Carthage, Missouri.

                                        ==O==

George Ray Goins, born November 28, 1885, died June 2, 1964 is buried in Union Primi­tive Baptist Church Cemetery in Lee County.

==O==

J. J. Goins was married to Emma Slaughter September 14, 1879, according to Lee County marriage records.  Of J. J. Goins and Emma Slaughter Goins nothing more is known.

==O==

L. J. Goins who was born in Alabama in 1844 and his wife Mary Ann Renfro Goins who was born in Alabama in 1850, were res­idents of Phenix City, Alabama where he was em­ployed as a textile worker in 1877.

 

Children born to them include:

 

John Love Goins                     born December 4, 1887

 

John Love Goins, fourth child of L. J. Goins and Mary Ann Renfro Goins, was born at Phenix City December 4, 1877, ac­cording to Navarro County, Texas Birth Book 18, page 76. He was married about 1900 to Pearl Sterling who was born in Texas in 1883.  In 1904 John Love Goins and Pearl Sterling Goins were residents of Corsi­cana, Texas where he was em­ployed as a textile worker at a cotton mill.

 

John Love Goins, an employee of Corsicana Cotton Mills, was listed in the 1922 city directory of Corsicana rooming at 714 East 8th Street.  For the next 16 years he con­tinued with the firm, working up to foreman. In the 1924 edition he roomed at 718 South 11th Street.  In 1938 he lived at 2040 South Main Street.  In 1951 he lived at 116 North 12th Street.

 

Children born to John Love Goins and Pearl Sterling Goins in­clude:

 

Shirley Daniel Goins                     born April 19, 1904

 

Shirley Daniel Goins, first child of John Love Goins and Pearl Sterling Goins, was born at Corsicana April 19, 1904, according to Navarro County Birth Book 18, page 75. Shirley Daniel Goins, a machinist apprentice was employed by American Well & Prospect­ing Company and boarded at 714 East 8th Avenue, the address given by John Love Goins, ac­cording to the 1922 city directory.  He was married June 23, 1927, to Irene Prewitt, a native of Mississippi who was born in 1908, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 27, page 490.

 

In 1928 Shirley Daniel Goins and Irene Prewitt Goins lived at 309 East 12th Avenue, according to the Corsicana city direc­tory.  In the 1931 and 1936 editions he was listed as a ma­chinist for American Well & Prospecting Company.  In 1936 he lived at 900 South 18th Avenue.  In 1938 Shirley Daniel Goins, an en­gineer, Irene Prewitt Goins and two children lived at 619 South 14th Avenue.  From 1947 through 1958 he was listed as a plant superinten­dent for Bethlehem Supply Company, living at 208 Southeast 31st Street.

 

In 1960 and 1961 he was listed as operations manager for Bash-Ross, an Odessa, Texas firm, still living at 308 South­east 31st Street.  From 1963 through 1969 he was listed as one of the owners of Goins-Weatherby Ford Sales, Corsi­cana, living at 208 31st Street. In 1969 he lived at 1105 Wood­castle Drive.

 

Children born to Shirley Daniel Goins and Irene Prewitt Goins include:

 

Shirley Audrey Goins      born April 19, 1920

John Daniel Goins            born November 11, 1930

 

Shirley Audrey Goins, first child of Shirley Daniel Goins and Irene Prewitt Goins, was born April 19, 1920 in Navarro County, according to BVS File No. 277449.  In 1947 she was living in her parents home at 308 South 31st Street.  She was married August 30, 1947 to George H. Weatherby, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 34, page 525.

 

John Daniel Goins, son of Shirley Daniel Goins and Irene Pre­witt Goins, was born November 11, 1930 at Corsicana, ac­cording to Navarro County Birth Book 5, page 350.  In 1946 he was listed as a student at Southern Methodist University.  He was married to Laura Jean Cox June 12, 1954, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 36, page 294.

 

John Daniel Goins, a construction worker for A. A. Cox, con­tractor, and Laura Jean Cox Goins lived at 403 North 37th Street, Corsicana, according to the 1956 city directory.  He continued with the firm through 1969.  From 1958 through 1969 they lived at 1420 Princeton Drive, Corsicana.

 

Children born to John Daniel Goins and Laura Jean Cox Goins include:

 

Atwell Cox Goins born October 9, 1957

 

Atwell Cox Goins, first child of John Daniel Goins and Laura Jean Cox Goins, was born at Corsicana October 9, 1957, according to BVS File 197095.

                                        ==O==

Buried in Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery is William T. Goins, born April 19, 1920, died August 29, 1955.  He served in World War II. The government marker reads "TEC 5 7775 Signal SVC Co."  The cemetery is located in Range 27E, Township 17 North.

 

LIMESTONE COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

James F. Gowan was listed as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Limestone County.

==O==

Ellen Gowen died May 1936 in Limestone County according to Alabama Death index, volume 63, role 3, page 31094.

==O==

Elvira T. Gowen was born about 1820.  She was married November 24, 1837 to Jacob M. Couch, according to "Limestone County, Alabama Marriages, 1821-1862."  She died April 10, 1883 and was buried in Ray Cemetery, Rogersville, Alabama.

==O==

Ike Gowen died January 1935 in Limestone County according to Alabama Death Index, volume 8, role 3, page 3889.

==O==

James S. Gowen was married to Rhoda Sentz September 12, 1863, according to Limestone County marriage records.  Of James S. Gowen and Rhoda Sentz Gowen nothing more is known.

==O==

Thomas J. Gowen was married to May Yearwood February 12, 1861, according to Limestone marriage records. Of Thomas J. Gowen and May Yearwood Gowen nothing more is known.

==O==

Ellis K. Gowens died December 24, 1944 in Limestone County according to Alabama Death index, volume 49, certificate 24263, role 4.

 

LOWNDES COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Mary Goins was married September 19, 1830 to Sion Skipper, son of Barnabas Skipper and Temperance Skipper in Lowndes County, according to Denise Skipper, family researcher.  They were enumerated in the 1850 census of Butler County, Alabama, page 206, Household No. 417.

 

 

MADISON COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Fred Goens died November 13, 1947 in Madison County according to Alabama Death index, volume 45, certificate 22150, role 5.

==O==

William Floyd Goens, Jr. was born December 7, 1930 at Al­bertsville, Alabama.  He was employed by Lincoln Mills, Huntsville when he enlisted in the U. S. Army March 20, 1951.  He was discharged March 13, 1953, according to Madi­son County discharge records.

==O==

Arthur Goin was married to Maggie Self November 16, 1923, according to Madison County Marriage Book 49, page 241.  Of Arthur Goin and Maggie Self Goin nothing more is known.

==O==

Clayton E. Goin was born September 5, 1904.  He was married to Gladys Everett December 19, 1925, according to Madison County Marriage Book 57, page 268.  Clayton E. Goin died February 13, 1973 and was buried in Donnell Cemetery, one mile north of Lofton, Tennessee, according to "Rutherford County, Tennessee Cemetery Records" Volume 2, by Rutherford County Historical Society.  Of Gladys Everett Goin nothing more is known.

==O==

William Goines, "negro, 7, born in July 1892 in Alabama" was recorded in the 1900 census of Madison County, Enumeration District 121, page 8 in the household of William Dockery, ne­gro.  Both of the parents of William Goines were born in Al­abama.

==O==

Harry Goings was married to Violet Cobb December 21, 1917, according to Madison County Marriage Book 43, page 368.  Of Harry Goings and Violet Cobb Goings nothing more is known.

==O=

John B. Goings received a deed to Madison County land from Carl G. Gorde in 1917, according to Madison County Deed Book 110, page 147.  John B. Goings and his wife, Pearl O. Goings, gave a mortgage to John L. Sims in 1918 to 162 acres, according to Madison County Mortgage Book 161, page 11.  Carl G. Gorde was married about 1934 to Annie Belle Gowen.  John B. Goings and his wife, Bernice Goings received a deed in 1918 from Yance C. Hausted, according to Madison County Deed Book 116, page 423.

==O==

Melvin Going, negro, was married to Callie Lankford De­cember 31, 1871 in Madison County.  Of Melvin Going and Callie Lankford Going nothing more is known.

==O==

Eddie Goings and Elizabeth Goings, his wife received a deed from J. R. Thrift in 1918, according to Madison County Deed Book 112, page 261.

==O==

Delia Goins died April 1929 in Madison County according to Alabama Death index, volume 23, role 2, page 11221.

==O==

Emma Tom Goins died April 1932 in Madison County according to Alabama Death index, volume 17, role 2, page 8241.

                                        ==O==

Napoleon Goins, negro was born December 23, 1928 at Huntsville.  He enlisted in the U. S. Navy July 25, 1950 and was discharged October 12, 1950, according to Madison County Discharge Book 18, page 50.

==O==

Robert Floyd Goins, born May 10, 1900, died November 16, 1962, was buried in Fowlkes Cemetery in Madison County, ac­cording to "Cemeteries of Madison County, Alabama," Vol­ume I by Dorothy Scott Johnson.

==O==

The household of Elijah Goun was enumerated in the 1870 census of Madison County, Township 2, Range 2, post office New Market, Alabama, Household No. 5-5 on September 3, 1870 as:

 

"Goun,      Elijah                32, born in Georgia, farmer,

illiterate

Frances           30, born in Alabama, illiterate

Margaret         34, born in Georgia, "cooks and

washes," illiterate

John                 11, born in Alabama

Margaret         8, born in Alabama

Watson E.               6, born in Alabama

Willie N.            5, born in Alabama

Elbert           6/12, born in Alabama

==O==

Ann Gowan of New Hope was a cook at the Picadilly Cafete­ria, according to the 1971 city directory of Huntsville.

==O==

Miss Ena M. Gowan was "boarding at 210 West Holmes," according to the 1930 edition of the city directory of Huntsville.

==O==

Martin Gowan was married March 18, 1826 to Rachel Simp­son, according to Madison County Marriage Book 3, page 441.  Children born to Martin Gowan and Rachel Simpson are un­known.  He purchased items at the estate sale of Elias Bayless March 15, 1840, according to Madison County Orphans Court Minute Book 8, page 45.

==O==

Robert Gowan was married to Nancy Talliaferro, "over 18" January 29, 1873, according to Madison County Marriage Book 6, page 462.  Davis M. Neely was security.

 

Robert Gowan was probably underage at the time.  A handwrit­ten note reads:

 

"The State of Alabama    January 25, 1873

 Madison County

 

To Hon. Lewis M. Douglass, Judge of the Probate Court of said county: You are hereby authorized to issue license to Robert Gowan to marry Miss Nancy Talia­ferro, he being my son and under the age of twenty-one years.

                         Mary E. Ellett

Witnesses:     Davis M. Neely

                         John Loid

 

The "Huntsville Advocate" made a mention of the wedding of Robert Gowan and Nancy Talliaferro Gowan in its February 7, 1873 edition.

==O==

In the 1971 edition of the Huntsville city directory Robert Gowan of New Hope, Alabama was a checker at Picadilly Cafeteria in Huntsville,

==O==

Wilson Gowans, negro was married to Manerva Gowans June 3, 1878, according to Madison County Marriage Book 9, page 488.  Of Wilson Gowans and Manerva Gowans nothing more is known.

==O==

Miss Amanda Gowen "over 18" was married to William H. Irby November 25, 1879, according to Madison County Mar­riage book 10, page 915.  George D. Rodgers was the bonds­man.  He was the same individual who sold land to William Benjamin Gowen five years earlier.

==O==

Ben P. Gowen and Laura B. Gowen purchased a lot in East Huntsville addition from J. R. Boyd and gave a mortgage on it December 1, 1902, according to Madison County Mort­gage Book 77, page 324.

==O==

John Gowen "over 21" was married to Miss E. A. Worley, "over 18" June 2, 1898, according to Madison County Marriage Book 22, page 481.  T. T. Eddings was the bondsman.  Of Mrs. E. A. Worley Gowen nothing more is known.

 

John Gowen "over 21," perhaps the above, was married to Lizzie Phillips, "over 18" October 26, 1906, according to Madison County Marriage Book 31, page 583. W. F. Worley was bonds­man. [Note repetition of Worley Name]. "Lizzie Gowan," per­haps Lizzie Phillips Gowen, was married to W. T. Fisk May 30, 1909, according to Madison County Marriage Book 34, page 401.

                                        ==O==

Lillian S. Gowen, "widow of R. L. Gowen," was a typist at Red­stone Arsenal, according to the 1953 city directory of Huntsville.  She lived at 401 6th Avenue in 1953 and 1955.  In the 1968 and 1971 editions she appeared at 2901 6th Avenue SW.

==O==

Michael J. Gowen, U. S. Army, was living at 3008 North Morgan Circle SW, Huntsville, according to the 1971 city di­rectory.

==O==

Solomon Gowen bought one acre of land at the estate sale of James Taylor, deceased, February 18, 1817 for $2.50, ac­cording to the probate records of Madison County.

==O==

Thomas Gowen appeared as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Madison County, page 128. The household was rendered as:

 

"Gowen, Thomas       white male       50-60

white male       15-20

white female   15-20

white female   10-15

white female   10-15"

==O==

Elizabeth Gowin died February 25, 1918 in Madison County according to Alabama Death records, volume 5, role 1, page 100.

==O==

Jim Gowin, negro was married to Nancy Humphry March 29, 1877, according to Madison County Marriage Book 9, page 72.  Melvin Gowin and Stephen Watson were bondsmen.  Of Jim Gowin and Nancy Humphry Gowin nothing more is known.

==O==

Mira Gowin, age 12, female, born in Alabama appeared in Huntsville, Ward No. 1 on July 20, 1870 when the household of John Rison, druggist, No. 231-283 was enumer­ated.

==O==

Louisa A. Reddick was married February 24, 1853 to William P. McBride, according to Madison County marriage records.

 

MARENGO COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

No Gowens or spelling variations appeared in the 1830 cen­sus of Marengo County.

==O==

Nancy Goin, negro, was recorded as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Marengo County, Enumeration District 70, page 7:

 

"Goin,        Nancy 25, born in October 1874 in AL, negro

Leona    4, born in February 1896 in AL,

daughter

Tuly      1, born in June 1898 in AL, daughter"

==O==

Alonza Goins died May 1930 in Marengo County according to Alabama Death index, volume 44, role 2, page 21672.

==O==

Edna Goins died June 1924 in Marengo County according to Alabama Death index, volume 3, role 2, page M273.

==O==

Jerry Goins died November 1929 in Marengo County according to Alabama Death index, volume 57, role 2, page 28242.

==O==

Zack Goins died September 1926 in Marengo County according to Alabama Death index, volume 44, role 2, page 21848.

==O==

Alonso Gowen, negro was enumerated as the head of a house­hold in the 1900 census of Marengo County, Enumera­tion Dis­trict 76, page 11, living in Sweetwater, Alabama:

 

"Gowen,    Alonso      19, born in February 1881 in

Alabama, negro

Doce          18, born in January 1882 in Alabama,

negro"

==O==

Jack Gowen, negro, was enumerated as the head of a house­hold in the 1900 census of Marengo County, Enumeration District 76, page 1:

 

"Gowen,    Jack           55, born in May 1845 in VA, negro

Easter        50, born in June 1850 in AL, negro

Joe             18, born in Sept. 1881 in AL, son

Andrew     14, born in Nov. 1885 in AL, son"

==O==

Willie Gowen, Jr. died October 1934 in Marengo County according to Alabama Death index, volume 46, role 3, page 22760.

==O==

Sadie Gowing died March 1926 in Marengo County according to Alabama Death index, volume 25, role 2, 12498.

 

MARION COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

James A. Goins was born January 10, 1858 in Marion County.  He was married November 23, 1876 to Elizabeth Hamer, accord­ing to "Once Upon a Time" by David Michael Hall.  He died November 28, 1928 in Chambers County, Al­abama and was buried in Fortson Cemetery, ac­cording to Mrs. Oscar T. Jetter, a daughter. Eleven children were born to James A. Goins and Elizabeth Hamer Goins, and all were living in 1928 when he died.

 

William Franklin Hamer, believed to be a brother to Eliza­beth Hamer Goins, was born November 3, 1857 in Harris County, Georgia.  He was married to Mary Ethel Goins March 28, 1906 as his third wife. Following his death she was remarried, hus­band's name Jetter.  She was married for the third time to a man named Sturkie, according to "Once Upon a Time."

 

MARSHALL COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Curnell B. Goens died March 1937 in Marshall County according to Alabama Death index, volume 14, certificate 6868, role 3.

==O==

Emma Goens died September 1939 in Marshall County  according to Alabama Death index, volume 41, certificate 20190, role 3.

==O==

No families of Gowen or variant spellings appeared in "Marshall County, Alabama Marriage Records, 1836-1848" Volume I by Christine Pendleton Jones.

                                        ==O==

Andrew Goings, mulatto appeared in the 1870 census of Mar­shall County as the head of Household 550-550, Subdivi­sion 45, page 70, enumerated July 26, 1870 near Gun­tersville:

 

"Goings,   Andrew     52, born in Tennessee, mulatto,

                                            farmer, illiterate

Lucinda     60, born in Virginia, keeping house,

illiterate, mulatto

Elizabeth   26, born in Tennessee, mulatto"

==O==

Albert Goins, Jr. died January 1932 in Marshall County according to Alabama Death index, volume 3, role 2, page 1451.

==O==

William Goins, mulatto, a farm laborer born in 1857, was living in the household of Thomas Baker, negro, No. 88-88, Subdivi­sion No. 44, Township 7, Range 3, page 18 near Ken­nainer, Al­abama.  He was enumerated June 30, 1870 as "William Goins, 13, farm la­borer, mulatto, born in Alabama, illiterate."

==O==

Pinkney Gowin, born in 1855, was enumerated in the 1870 cen­sus of Marshall County, page 2 in Household No. 7-9 on July 26, 1870 near Warrenton, Alabama as "Pinkney Gowin, 15, white male, born in Alabama."

 

MOBILE COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Asa Goins died in 1930 in Mobile County according to Alabama Death index, volume 30, role 2, page 14707.

==O==

Carrie Goins died October 1929 in Mobile County according to Alabama Death index, volume 8, role 2, page 3705.

==O==

Henry Goins died May 15, 1916 in Mobile County according to Alabama Death index, volume 29, certificate 148, role 1.

==O==

Josie Goins died August 23, 1915 in Mobile County according to Alabama Death index, volume 26, certificate 139, role 1.

==O==

Paul G. Goins, a laborer and his wife Emma Goins, were living at 961 Lyons, according to the 1926 city directory of Mobile.

==O==

Pauline C. Goins died June 1932 in Mobile County according to Alabama Death index, volume 26, role 2, page 12839.

==O==

Alfred Gowan, negro, was enumerated as the head of a house­hold in the 1900 census of Mobile County, Enumera­tion District 102, page 3:

 

"Gowan,    Alfred        44, born in May 1856 in NY, negro

Lucy          40, born in March 1860 in AL, negro

Maggie     15, born in July 1884 in AL, negro"

==O==

Alva E. Gowan died April 26 1947 in Mobile County according to Alabama Death index, volume 17, certificate 8062, role 5.

==O==

Sam H. Gowan was enumerated as the head of a household in the census of Mobile City, of 1830:

 

"Gowan, Sam H.   white male       40-50

white female   40-50

white male       20-30

white male       10-15"

==O==

Julius Gowens died July 27, 1908 in Mobile County according to Alabama Death index, volume 6, certificate 512, role 1.

==O==

Lt. J. A. Gowin who died September 1, 1863 was buried in Row 14, Grave No. 41, Ceme­tery No. 768, Confederate Sec­tion of Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, according to "Magnolia Cemetery" by Helen A. Thompson.

==O==

Francois Guyon was a resident of Mobile at its founding, according to William W. Clark, 3173 Wayside Plaza, #118, Walnut Creek, California, 945906, a descendant. Mobile was founded in 1702 and was the capitol of the French province of Louisiana until 1720.

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Alice Goins died August 1931 in Montgomery County according to Alabama Death index, volume 38, role 2, page 18780.

==O==

Charley B. Goins died September 1, 1915 in Montgomery County according to Alabama Death index, volume 28, certificate 449, role 1.

==O==

Gertrude Goins died January 14, 1912 in Montgomery County according to Alabama Death index, volume 25, certificate 139, role 1.

==O==

Hattie Goins died June 22, 1914 in Montgomery County according to Alabama Death index, volume 29, certificate 520, role 1.

==O==

J. D. Goins died August 1927 in Montgomery County according to Alabama Death index, volume 34, role 2, page 16801.

==O==

Jim Goins died July 23, 1916 in Montgomery County according to Alabama Death index, volume 32, certificate 185, role 1.

==O==

John D. Goins died July 30, 1910 in Montgomery County according to Alabama Death index, volume 20, certificate 434, role 1.

==O==

Julia A. Goins died May 30, 1911 in Montgomery County according to Alabama Death index, volume 19, certificate 318, role1.

==O==

Marie C. Goins died December 1931 in Montgomery County according to Alabama Death index, volume 56, role 2, page 27573.

==O==

Mittie Goins died August 27, 1917 in Montgomery County according to Alabama Death index, volume 34, role 1, page 539.

==O==

Sally Goins died April 1923 in Montgomery County according to Alabama Death index, volume 18, role 2, page 8667.

==O==

Samuel Berry Goins died December 1923 in Montgomery County according to Alabama Death index, volume 53, role 2, 26055.

==O==

Cecil W. Gowan died April 12, 1957 in Montgomery County according to Alabama Death index, volume 17, certificate 8306, role 5.

==O==

Garnie Lou Gowan died September 1934 in Montgomery County according to Alabama Death index, volume 42, role 3, page 20821.

==O==

Nannie B. Gowan died January 4, 1959 in Montgomery County according to Alabama Death index, volume 4, certificate 1584, role 5.

==O==

An infant Gowin child belonging to James I. Gowin, died March 1931 in Montgomery County according to Alabama Death index, volume 14, role 2, page 6913.

==O==

Rebecca Gowing, "mulatto woman about 19 years of age raised by me," was given her freedom December 28, 1832 by John Recik [sic], according to Montgomery County Orphans Court Book 1, page 34.  The document apparently was writ­ten at Tuskeegee, Alabama and recorded in Macon County courthouse also.

 

MORGAN COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Rebecca Goen, free colored, was listed as the head of a house­hold of seven people in the 1830 census of Morgan County:

 

"Gowen, Rebecca       free colored female     55-100

free colored female     10-24

                         free colored female     10-24

free colored female       0-10

free colored male    0-10

free colored male    0-10

free colored male    0-10"

==O==

Mrs. D. E. Goins died in 1916 in Morgan County according to Alabama Death index, volume 33, certificate 324, role 1.

==O==

Frank Goins died July 1927 in Morgan County according to Alabama Death index, volume 36, role 2, page 17631.

==O==

James N. Goins December 12, 1916 in Morgan County according to Alabama Death index, volume 33, certificate 331, role 1.

==O==

Lizzie Goins died March 9, 1918 in Morgan County according to Alabama Death index, volume 8, role 1, page 220.

 

PICKENS COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Al Going was married to Mollie Wells December 24, 1886, according to "Pickens County, Alabama Marriages, 1881-1892." Children born to Al Going and Mollie Wells Going are unknown.

 

On the same day and probably in a double wedding, Lewis Going was married to Rebecca Wells December 24, 1886, according to "Pickens County, Alabama Marriages, 1881-1892."  Of Lewis Going and Rebecca Wells Going nothing more is known.

==O==

Mattie J. Going was married to J. K. P. [James Know Polk?} Martin May 7, 1886, according to "Pickens County, Alabama Marriages, 1881-1892."

                                             ==O==

Stephen Going was married to Cynthia Winn September 20, 1859, according to "Pickens County, Alabama Marriages, 1821-1860."  Children born to Stephen Going and Cynthia Winn Going are unknown.

                                               ==O==

W. S. Going was married to Miss S. E. Johnston April 9, 1887, according to "Pickens County, Alabama Marriages, 1881-1892."  Children born to W. S. Going and S. E. Johnston Going are unknown.

                                        ==O==

W. N. Gowen, a private in Second Alabama Infantry Regi­ment and Forty-Second Alabama Infantry Regiment, was mentioned in "History of Pickens, County, Alabama," page 36.

 

PIKE COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Henry Gowan died January 15, 1918 in Pike County according to Alabama Death index, volume 2, role 1, page 21.

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Vallria Gowens died August 14, 1945 in Randolph County according to Alabama Death index, volume 32, certificate 15811, roll 4.

 

RUSSELL COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Mary E. Humphrey Goins, who was born April 18, 1877 and died April 13, 1947 is mentioned in the legal records at Dade-ville, Alabama.

 

SHELBY COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Abraham Goane appeared as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Shelby County, page 260.

==O==

Albert J. Gowens died April 2, 1951 in Shelby County according to Alabama Death index, volume 18, certificate 8921, role 5.

 

SUMTER COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

James A. Going was married January 25, 1888 to Ella Gaines Parker, according to Sumter County marrige records. Children born to James A. Going and Ella Gaines Parker Going are unknown.

==O==

Emma Lee Gowen died March 1928 in Sumter County according to Alabam Death index, volume 16, role 2, page 7713.

 

TALLEDEGA COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

Emmer Going was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Talladega County, Enumeration District 90, page 11:

 

"Going,     Emmer       30, born in December 1866 in AL

Cleveland E.   15, born in May 1885 in MS

Gordon W.      10, born in June 1889 in AL, son

Will D.               6, born in March 1894 in AL,

 son"

==O==

Marion Goun appeared in the 1830 census of Talledega County, as the head of a household composed of:

 

"Goun, Marion     white male       20-30

white female   20-30

white female   5-10"

==O==

Leto Gowan died May 1923 in Talleddega County according to Alabama Death index, volume 23, role 22, page 11152.

 

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

D. W. Goin headed a family listed in the 1880 census of Tuscaloosa County, Enumeration District 152, page 1 at Mar­comville as:

 

Goin,   D. W.               33, born in Alabama

Mariah             33, born in Alabama

Mary Ann             14, born in Alabama

Fannie             13, born in Alabama

Palestine         9, born in Alabama

M. O.                 8, born in Alabama

Mariah             6, born in Alabama

M. L.                  3, born in Alabama

Brazie O.         3/4, born in Alabama female"

==O==

Mrs. Jane Ross Goin, negro, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Tuscaloosa County, Enumera­tion District 117, page 9:

 

"Goin,        Jane           40, born in May 1860 in AL

Lenell        8, born in January 1892 in AL,

daughter

Albert        6, born in February 1894 in AL, son

Leila           4, born in April 1896 in AL,

daughter

Edna           2, born in May 1898 in AL,

daughter

Walter   1, born in January 1899 in AL, son

 Ross,        Alabama   14, born in May 1886 in AL, sister"

==O==

Ruthy Goin, negress, age 2, born in July 1897, was enumer­ated in the 1900 census of Tuscaloosa County, Enumeration District 114, page 2, living with her mother, Mrs. Maggie Thomas.

==O==

Daniel W. Going was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Tuscaloosa County, Enumeration Dis­trict 122, page 6:

 

"Going,     Daniel W.        57, born in December 1842 in AL

Mariah E. 52, born in March 1848 in AL

Ella                   20, born in February 1878 in AL

James W.        15, born in May 1885 in AL"

 

Permelia Going was married to William Lang December 20, 1827, according to Tuscaloosa County Marriage Book 1, page 126, as transcribed in "Marriage Record of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama" by Pauline Jones Gandrud.

==O==

Stephen Going was married to Cynthia Winn September 20, 1859, according to "Pickens County, Alabama Marriages, 1821-1860."  Children born to Stephen Going and Cynthia Winn Going are unknown.

==O==

Thomas Goings, white male 40-50, living alone was listed in the 1830 census of Tuscaloosa County, page 328.  He was living in the same area with Job Going [see Chester County, South Carolina].

==O==

Charles H. Goins died December 1926 in Tuscaloosa County according to Alabama Death index, volume 59, role 2, page 28489.

==O==

Harvey Goins died February 8, 1914 in Tuscaloosa County according to Alabama Death index, volume 37, page 185, role 1.

==O==

Lucy Goins died December 1924 in Tuscaloosa County according to Alabama Death index, volume 56, role 2, page 27954.

==O==

Minerva Goins died February 1928 in Tuscaloosa County according to Alabama Death index, volume 11, role 2, page 5017.

==O==

Paralee Goins died March 10, 1921 in Tuscaloosa County according to Alabama Death index, volume 11, role 2, page 5430.

==O==

Westley Goins died May 12, 1921 in Tuscaloosa County according to Alabama Death index, volume 19, role 2, page 93??.

==O==

Elizabeth Gowen was married to John Simpson July 7, 1850, according to Tuscaloosa County Marriage Book IIIA, page 99.

==O==

Fred Gowen, negro was born in Alabama in September 1855, according to his enumeration in the 1900 census of Tuscaloosa County, precinct 9:

 

"Gowen,    Fred           44, born in September 1855 in AL,

negro.

Martha      46, born in May 1853 in AL, negro

Vela           11, born in May 1889 in AL, son

negro

Bessie       7, born in June 1893 in AL,

 daughter, negro

Woolsey   11, born in May 1889 in AL, stepson

negro"

==O==

Ned Gowen, negro, was born in Tennessee in January 1829.  He was recorded as the head of a household in the 1900 cen­sus of Tuscaloosa County, Enumeration District 115, page 2:

 

"Gowen,    Ned            70, born in January 1829 in TN,

negro

Melissa     61, born in May 1839 in AL, negro"

==O==

Walker Gowen was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1866 Alabama State Colored Census.

==O==

Annie W. Gowins died October 1937 in Tuscaloosa County according to Alabama Death index, volume 50, certificate 24926, role 3.

==O==

Ezekiel Goyen was married to Rhoda Robertson January 26, 1854, according to "Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Marriages, 1821-1860."  Children born to Ezekiel Goyen and Rhoda Robertson Goyen are unknown.

==O==

Elizabeth A. Goyne was married to John Hauhey February 8, 1838 according to Tuscaloosa Marriage Book 2, page 60.

==O==

James Goyne was married to Malinda Booth March 3, 1841, according to "Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Marriages, 1821-1860."  Children born to James Goyne and Malinda Booth Goyne are unknown.

 

"Malinda Goyne" was married to John Perrygin September 21, 1856 "at the residence of Malinda Goyne," according to Tuscaloosa County Marriage Book 4, page 133.

==O==

Martha Cordelia Goyne was married to Henry W. Thornton July 31, 1839, according to Tuscaloosa County Marriage Book 2, page 170.

 

WALKER COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

London Goins died September 1929 in Walker County according to Alabama Death index, volume 49, role 2, page 24245.

==O==

Marie Goins died December 1926 in Walker County according to Alabama Death index, volume 60, role 2, page 29561.

==O==

Pinkie Goins died March 1929 in Walker County according to Alabama Death index, volume 20, role 2, page 9667.

==O==

Dorothy M. Gowan died May 1927 in Walker County according to Alabama Death index, volume 22, role 2, page 10523.

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY, ALABAMA

 

An infant of B. Frank Goins died August 1927 in Washington County according to Alabama Death index, volume 35, role 2, page 17160.

 

ARIZONA

 

MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA

 

Leroy V. Goiens, a plant manager for Swift & Company and his wife, Elizabeth W. Goiens, lived at 10842 Abbott Avenue, Sun City, Arizona from 1971 through 1973, ac­cording to the Sun City directory.

 

PIMA COUNTY, ARIZONA

 

Mrs. Bertha Gowen died February 26, 2000 and was buried in East Lawn Palms Cemetery, according to her obituary in “The Tucson Citizen:”

 

“Bertha Gowen, born March 16, 1920 in Wise County, Texas, died Saturday, February 26, 2000.  Loving wife of Kenneth Gowen; beloved mother of Jerry Quinn; sister to Harvel Phillips; will be greatly missed by her numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.  A graveside farewell will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at East Lawn Palms Cemetery, 5801 E. Grant Rd.”

 

YAVAPAI COUNTY, ARIZONA

 

Marvin Gowan was born at Chino Valley, Arizona October 9, 1909.  He was married February 7, 1943 at Albuquerque, New Mexico to Priscilla Keel, according to Bernalillo County, New Mexico Marriage Book 35, page 19792.  She was born October 13, 1922 at Clarksdale, Arizona.  Marvin Gowan and Priscilla Keel Gowan lived at 429 Apache Trail in Albuquerque.

 

 

 

 

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