JACKSON COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

James Gawin appeared as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Jackson County, Georgia.

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LINCOLN COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

Martha Going was listed as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Lincoln County, page 62, according to "Index to 1830 Census of Georgia" by Delwyn Associates.

 

The household was enumerated as:

 

    "Going, Martha           white female    30-40

                              white female    20-30

                              white male       15-20

                              white male       10-15"

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Moses Going, free colored, appeared in the 184th District of Lincoln County in the 1830 census, page 74, as the head of a household composed of:

 

    "Going, Moses        free colored male     55-100

                           free colored female  24-36

                           free colored male     0-10"

 

LOWNDES COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

Denise G. Gowan, a senior student at Valdosta State College, lived at 316 Eager Road, Valdosta, Georgia, according to the 1974 student directory.

 

 

LUMPKIN COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

Ambrose Goin was married to Mrs. Lydia Thompson May 3, 1840, ac­cording to "Lumpkin County, Georgia Marriage Records. 1833-1852."  Children born to Ambrose Goin and Lydia Thompson Goin are unknown.

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W. J. Goin was married to Hannah Trammell August 3, 1844, ac­cording to "Lumpkin County, Georgia Marriage Records. 1833-1852."  Of W. J. Goin and Hannah Thompson Goin nothing more is known.

 

MACON COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

James Goan was a member of Hepzibah Primitive Baptist Church in 1853, located three miles west of Oglethorpe, Geor­gia, according to "History of Macon County Georgia" by Louise Frederick Hayes.

 

MARION COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

Jefferson Goins, "male, age 12, born in Georgia" died in Mar­ion County in November 1850, according to "Georgia Mortal­ity Schedule, 1850."

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T. A. Goyne appeared in the 1840 census of Marion County as the head of a household.

 

MERIWETHER COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

No families of Gowen or spelling variations appeared in the 1840 census of Meriwether County.

 

MONROE COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

Two Goen men, suggested as kinsmen, appeared in the 1880 census of Monroe County, enumeration District 88, page 31 as:

 

    Goen,  Daniel          34, born in Georgia

           Mary G.      29, born in Georgia

           William A.     8, born in Georgia

           James W.      6, born in Georgia

           John T.          4, born in Georgia

           Kirby S.        1, born in Georgia"

 

    Goen, Elisha F.      30, born in Georgia

           Ira E.           29, born in Georgia, wife

           Mary L.         8, born in Georgia

            Fannie O.    5, born in Georgia

           Annie E.        2, born in Georgia

           John T.         8/12, born in Georgia"

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W. G. Gowens and D. Going appeared in the 1840 census of Monroe County as heads of households.

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John J. Goins served in the War of 1812 in the Georgia militia companies of Captains Irwin and Mercer.  He enlisted Novem­ber 24, 1814 and was discharged as a private April 28, 1815, ac­cording to the "List of Pensioners of the War of 1812" pre­pared by the National Archives.

 

John J. Goins was married first to Betsey Holland. Of Betsey Holland Goins nothing more is known.  He was remarried to Mrs. Winefred M. Rush on November 22, 1865 in Pike County, Georgia.

 

John J. Goins stated in his pension application that he was a "substitute for Benjamin Holliday."  He received Bounty Land Warrant No. 46333 in 1850 for 80 acres and in 1855 received Bounty Land Warrant No. 19098 for an additional 80 acres.

 

In 1852 and 1855 he was living in Monroe County. He died June 8, 1868 in Bibb County, Georgia.  Winefred M. Rush Goins died September 2, 1907.

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John Goyen was married to Mary Ann Eliza Harp March 2, 1848, according to "Monroe County, Georgia Marriage Records. 1824-1850."  Children born to John Goyen and Mary Ann Eliza Harp Goyen are unknown.

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Martha Goyn was married to Hamilton Littleton July 12, 1846, according to "Monroe County, Georgia Marriage Records. 1824-1850."

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David F. Goynes was married to Mary Jane Story September 1, 1850 in Monroe County according to "Early Georgia Mar­riages" by Joseph T. Maddox.  Of David F. Goynes and Mary Jane Story Goynes nothing more is known.

 

MORGAN COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

Dr. R. A. Gowan was married to Martha Ann Jennette July 22, 1858, according to "Death and Obituary Notices from the Southern Christian Advocate, 1867-1878." by Brent H. Holcomb.  Th obituary also mentions that Martha Ann Jennette Gowan was born June 16, 1838 "and died in Morgan County on 30th March 1867, aged 28 years, 7 months and 14 days.  Her mother came to see her the next day [after her marriage?] and remained till her death" whose].  [Submitted by] R. A. Gowan.  The "Southern Christian Advocate" was the official publication for the Methodist Conferences in the states of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

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Mattie Gowan appeared in the 1880 census of Morgan County, Enumeration District, page 25:

 

    "Gowan, Mattie              28, born in Georgia

               Brown               2, born in Georgia, son"

 

Of Mattie Gowan and Brown Gowan nothing more is known.

 

MURRAY COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

The announcement of the marriage of Nancy Goins to Ralph Poteet of Cleveland, Tennessee  appeared in the January 3, 1948 edition of the “Cleveland Banner.”

 

“Mr. and Mrs. Elija Goins announced the marriage of their daughter, Nancy, to Ralph Poteet, which was solemnized on December 19th in Dalton, Georgia with the Rev. W. F. Smith officiating.  The couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Eunice Goins, James and Roy Goins, of this city.  She is employed with Cabin Crafts of Cleveland.  Mr. Poteet is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Poteet and a brother of James Allen Poteet, of this city.  He is employed at Brown Stove Works.  After the wedding trip to Nashville, Mr. and Mrs. Poteet are residing at 304 Twenty-Third Street.”

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The household of Amanda Gowan, appeared in the 1880 census of Murray County, Enumeration District 152, page 18, Shuck Pen District:

 

    "Gowan, Amanda   44, born in Alabama

               Nancy      13, born in South Carolina, daughter

               William      8, born in Georgia

               John H.     2, born in Georgia"

 

It is believed that the husband of Amanda Gowan was Jacob P. Gowan who was away at the time of the enumeration.  Angela Gowan Oldham, a descendant of Madison, Tennessee wrote September 17, 1997 that he was a wanderer, moving back and forth between Georgia, Memphis, Tennessee and Oklahoma "where he disappeared."

 

Amanda Gowan may have been a daughter of Margaret McRight Green who was enumerated in the 1900 census of Murray County with "Henry Gowan, grandson" living in her household.

 

It is believed that children born to Jacob P. Gowan and Amanda Gowan include:

 

    Nancy Gowan                        born about 1867

    William Harrison Gowan         born December 3, 1870

    John Henry Gowan                 born July 22, 1878

    Margaret Gowan                     born in 1885

 

Nancy Gowan, regarded as a daughter of Jacob P. Gowan and Amanda Gowan, was born about 1867 in South Carolina.  She was recorded at age 13 in the 1880 census of her mother's household.

 

William Harrison Gowan, son of Jacob P. Gowan and Amanda Gowan, was born December 3, 1870, probably in Murray County.  He appeared there as an eight-year-old in the 1800 census.  He was married there July 17, 1890 to Ida Nations, according to Angela Gowan Oldham. Ida Nations Gowan was born in 1875. William Harrison Gowan died November 7, 1945.

 

Children born to William Harrison Gowan and Ida Nations Gowan include:

 

    Annie Gowan                                 born in 1890

    John Henry Gowan [twin]                   born in 1892

    Amanda "Mandy" Gowan [twin]         born in 1892

    Charlie Gowan                           born about 1894

    Roy Gowan                               born about 1896

    Effie Gowan                                  born in 1899

    Ike Gowan                                 born about 1902

    Grover Gowan                           born about 1906

    Lucia Bell Gowan                           born about 1910

 

John Henry Gowan, twin son of William Harrison Gowan and Ida Nations Gowan, was born in 1892, according to Angela Gowan.  He was married about 1915 to Emma Lee. Children born to John Henry Gowan and Emma Lee Gowan are unknown.

 

Amanda "Mandy" Gowan, twin daughter of William Harrison Gowan and Ida Nations Gowan, was born in 1892, according to Angela Gowan,  She was married about 1908, husband's name Bennett.

 

John Henry Gowan, son of Jacob P. Gowan and Amanda Gowan, was born July 22, 1878 in Murray County.  He was enumerated there as a two-year-old in the 1880 census of his mother's household.  He was married May 21, 1900 to Tecoa Vaughn who was born February 27, 1875.  Angela Gowan wrote that John Henry Gowan "stole her and they were married on a boat."  Angela Gowan stated that she was a midwife.  They attended church at Connasauga Baptist Church in Murray County. John Henry Gowan died September 26, 1958. 

 

Children born to John Henry Gowan and Tecoa Vaughn Gowan include:

 

    Robert Gowin                            born about 1902

    John Frank Gowin                      born about 1904

    Charles Eugene Gowin                   born May 16, 1906

    William Gowin                       born about 1909

    Monnie Gowin                       born about 1910

    Burton Gowin                        born about 1915

    Abbie Gowin                             born in 1918

 

Robert Gowin, son of John Henry Gowan and Tecoa Vaughn Gowan, was born about 1902.  He was blind and mute and died in his teens.

 

John Frank Gowin, son of John Henry Gowan and Tecoa Vaughn Gowan, was born about 1904.  He was married about 1929 to Geraldine Lane Pickle who was born in 1912.

 

Children born to John Frank Gowin and Geraldine Louise Pickle Gowin include:

 

    Ernest Henry Gowin                           born about 1928

    John Frank Gowin, Jr.                    born about 1930

    Winfred Drew Gowin                     born about 1936

    Mary Gowin                                  born about 1939

    Arloo Gowin                                  born about 1940

    Thomas Eugene Gowin                      born in 1942

    Joanne Gowin                                born about 1949

    Morris Gowin                                born about 1952

 

Charles Eugene Gowan, son of John Henry Gowan and Tecoa Vaughn Gowan, was born May 16, 1906.  He was married about 1927 to Dora Viola Ogle who was born in 1903.

 

Children born to Charles Eugene Gowan and Dora Viola Ogle Gowan include:

 

    Charles Henry Gowan                    born in 1928

    Helen Gowan                             born in 1930

    Ella Sue Gowan                          born in 1932

    Geneva Gowan                          born in 1941

 

Charles Henry Gowan, son of Charles Eugene Gowan and Dora Viola Ogle Gowan, was born in 1928, according to Angela Gowan.  He was married about 1948 to Myrtle Elizabeth Isenhower who was born in 1926.

 

Children born to Charles Henry Gowan and Myrtle Elizabeth Isenhower Gowan include:

 

    Charles Rickey Gowan                       born in 1949

 

Charles Rickey Gowan, son of Charles Henry Gowan and Myrtle Elizabeth Isenhower Gowan, was born in 1949.  He was married about 1969 to Belinda Sue Brock who was born in 1953.

 

Children born to Charles Rickey Gowan and Belinda Sue Brock Gowan include:

       

        Angela Gowan                        born in 1970

        Alesha Michelle Gowan                  born in 1978

 

Angela Gowan, daughter of Charles Rickey Gowan and Belinda Sue Brock Gowan, was born in 1970.  She was married about 1989 to Matthew Charles Hodgson.  Later she was remarried to Anthony Eugene Oldham.

 

Alesha Michelle Gowan, daughter of Charles Rickey Gowan and Belinda Sue Brock Gowan, was born in 1978 in Bradley County, Tennessee.

 

William Gowin, son of John Henry Gowan and Tecoa Vaughn Gowan, was born about 1909.  He died young.

 

Monnie Gowin, daughter of John Henry Gowan and Tecoa Vaughn Gowan, was born about 1912.  She was married about 1929 to Earl Cox.

 

Burton Gowin, son of John Henry Gowan and Tecoa Vaughn Gowan, was born about 1915.

 

Abbie Gowin, daughter of John Henry Gowin and Tecoa Vaughn Gowin, was born in 1918.  She was married about 1938 to Tom Green.

 

Margaret Gowan, daughter of Jacob P. Gowan and Amanda Gowan, was born in 1885.  She was married about 1902  to Charlie Birch in Murray County.

 

Children born to them include:

 

    Hattie Birch                        born about 1904

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According to "Genealogical History of Original Murray County, Georgia," Volume 1, by Mrs. Raymond H. White­head, William C. Gowan was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Murray County:

 

    "Gowan, William C.    white male   20-30

                           white female 20-30

                           white male     0-5

                           white male   0-5"

 

Whitfield County, Georgia was created in 1851 from Murray County, and it is believed that William C. Gowan found himself in the new county at that time.

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No Gowens or spelling variations appeared in the 1850 census of Murray County.  No Gowens or spelling variations appeared in the Murray County Marriage Books 1 and 2 or in Murray County Deed Book 1.

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B. Goyens won Lot 134 in Murray County in the Georgia land lottery in 1834.

 

MUSKOGEE COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

Individuals listed in the 1961 city directory of Columbus, Geor­gia and Phenix City, Alabama include:

 

Mrs. Addie F. Gowan, a maid for Jordon Vocational High School, lived at 1706 6th Avenue.

 

Edward L. Gowan, foreman at Sou Building Materials and his wife Faye Gowan, were living at 1915 51st Street.  Faye Gowan was a beautician.

 

E. M. Gowan was a mechanic for city public works, according to the 1961 city directory.

 

Frank B. Gowan and Patricia G. Gowan were living at 1604-15th Street in 1961.  She was employed at the Diamond Horse­shoe.

 

Paul E. Gowan, U. S. Army, and his wife Nancy C. Gowan were living at 2514 Walker.

 

NEWTON COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

"Newton County, Georgia Marriages, Book I- Book XI [1822-1912]" by Jewel Moats Lancaster lists several marriages of interest to Gowen chroniclers:

 

Charley Goen was married to Altoona Estes April 29, 1892, ac­cording to Newton County Marriage Book 9.  Of Charley Goen and Altoona Estes Goen nothing more is known.

 

Alexander Goings was married to Mary Wright August 2, 1847, according to Newton County Marriage Book 3.  Of Alexander Goings and Mary Wright Goings nothing more is known.

 

James D. S. Goins was married to Marcena Sparks September 19, 1850, according to Newton County Marriage Book 5.  Of James D. S. Goins and Marcena Sparks Goins nothing more is known.

 

Mary Goins, was married to Emory J. Fincher November 23, 1892, according to Newton County Marriage Book 9.  He was born in Georgia about 1874, according to "Fincher in the U.S.A. 1683-1900" by Evelyn Davis Fincher and Ann Wilson Fincher.  Mary Goins was born to Berry D. Goins in Georgia in November 1869. Children born to them include Florence Fincher who was born in Georgia in September 1893.

 

Walter Goins was married to Florence Maddox October 6, 1892, according to Newton County Marriage Book 9.  Of Wal­ter Goins and Florence Maddox Goins nothing more in known.

 

PIKE COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

John Goins was born in Pike County in 1852, according to the research of Kendall Clark.  He was married about 1875 to Nancy Hambrick who was born there in 1857. Clark was searching for information on William Goins, son of Rachel Floyd Goins and Elizabeth Gunn in March 2000.

 

PULASKI COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

W. A. Goin was married June 4, 1899 to Cora Collins, according to "Pulaski County, Georgia Marriage Records. 1808-1899."  Children born to W. A. Goin and Cora Collins Goin are unknown.

 

RICHMOND COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

Mrs. Martha Wilson Gowan of St. Simons Island, Georgia was mentioned in the obituary of her brother, Ronald Wilson, which was published in the "Augusta Chronicle" September 25, 1998. They were born in Anderson, South Carolina.

 

STEWART COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

Allen Goins was married to Rebecca Goins April 7, 1795, according to "Stewart County, Georgia Marriages. 1790-1864."  Children born to Allen Goins and Rebecca Goins Goins are unknown.

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John W. Goins was married to Nancy Nelson May 27, 1849, according to "Stewart County, Georgia Marriages. 1823-1864."

 

SUMTER COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

Margaret Jane Goings was married to William L. Bryan March 7, 1850, according to "Sumter County, Georgia Marriages. 1830-1867."

 

TELFAIR COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

James Gawn appeared as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Telfair County, Georgia.

 

TWIGGS COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

John Going was a landowner in Twiggs County, February 2, 1845.  His land was mentioned as adjoining that of Frederick Williams in a deed description in "Abstracts of Twiggs County, Georgia" by Eleanor D. McSwain.

 

UPSON COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

Pvt. William Goens of Upson County, appeared on a muster roll of Company I, 32nd Georgia Infantry Regiment, CSA, dur­ing the Civil War.

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Polly Goings was married to Isaac Bankston December 2, 1785, according to "Upson County, Georgia Marriages. 1701-1867."

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Solomon Gowan was married to Lucinda Adeline Hightower May 1, 1851 in Upson County, according to Mrs. L. L. Baker of Childress, Texas.  She was a daughter of John Judge Hightower and his first wife, Charlotte Gibson Hightower.  Upon the death of Solomon Gowan, Lucinda Adeleine Hightower Gowan was married to his brother, "Sterling Capers Gowan" July 29, 1854, according to Mrs. Baker.

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Elizabeth Goyens [or Goins] was probably born in Georgia.  She was married about 1800 to James Thomas Ogletree who died 1833.  Elizabeth Goyens Ogletree died in 1883.  They lived in Upson County.

 

Children born to Elizabeth Goyens Ogletree and James Thomas Ogletree include:

 

    Seaborn Ogletree                born December 26, 1821

 

Seaborn Ogletree, son of James Thomas Ogletree and Elizabeth Goyens Ogletree was born December 26, 1821 in Upson County. Seaborn Ogletree was married a second time to Re­becca Jane Taylor who was born about 1836.  Seaborn Ogletree served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War and died March 16, 1866 at Columbus, Georgia.  Rebecca Jane Taylor Ogletree died in Hartsell, Alabama in 1911.

 

The only child born to Seaborn Ogletree and Rebecca Jane Taylor Ogletree was:

 

    George William Ogletree     born August 2, 1854

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Other individuals mentioned in Upson County records include, Adeline Goyens, Basil Goyens, Baswell Goyens, Berry Goyens, John Goyens, Mary Goyens, Penina Goyens, Penny Jane Goyens, Polly Ann Goyens and William Goyens.

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John Goyens appeared as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Upson County, page 96, according to "Index to the 1830 census of Georgia" by Delwyn Associates.  The house­hold of John Goyens was enumerated as:

 

    "Goyens, John white male   30-40

                       white female 30-40

                       white male   10-15

                       white female   5-10

                       white male     5-10

                       white male     0-5

                       white female 0-5"

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Drury Goyen was listed as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Upson County, page 95.  It is uncertain which of the men enumerated was the head of the household.

 

The family was registered as:

 

    Drury Goyen   white male   60-70

                   white female 60-70

                   white male   20-30

                   white male   0-5"

 

It is possible that both of the men were named Drury Goyen.  If the younger man were Drury Goyen, then it is likely that he was a widower living with his parents and his younger son.

 

A Drury Goyen was married to Martha Worthington November 15, 1838, according to Upson County marriage records.  Of Drury Goyen and Martha Worthington Goyen nothing more is known.

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Williamson Goyen was born about 1826, probably in Upson County.  He was married to Sarah A. Dickson November 23, 1856, according to Upson County marriage records.  In 1860 and 1862 Williamson Goyen and Sarah A. Dickson Goyen lived in Mississippi.  She was born in South Carolina in May 1830, ac­cording to her enumeration in the 1900 census of Up­shur County, Texas.  She appeared in the 1900 census of Up­shur County as a 70-year-old living in the household of her son, John Bell Goyen.

 

Children born to Williamson Goyen and Sarah A. Dickson Goyen include:

 

    John Bell Goyen          born March 3, 1860

    William S. Goyen        born in July 1862

 

John Bell Goyen, son of Williamson Goyen and Sarah A. Dick­son Goyen, was born March 3, 1860 in Mississippi.  He was mar­ried to Ella Green Parker about 1883, probably in Missis­sippi.  She was born in Mississippi in 1865.

 

In 1894 John Bell Goyen, a lumber teaming contractor, and Ella Green Parker Goyen were living in Gilmer, Texas.  He contin­ued to live in Upshur County in 1897 and was listed as a build­ing contractor.

 

John Bell Goyen received a warranty deed December 31, 1896 to a lot in Gilmer, according to Upshur County Deed Book 3, page 108.  He received a release of a vendor's lien December 26, 1898, according to Upshur County Deed Book 6, page 229.

 

John Bell Goyen appeared as the head of the household in the 1900 census of Upshur County.  Two separate, conflicting and confusing enumerations appeared for him, one in precinct one and another in precinct four. 

 

The enumerations read:

 

    "Goyen,   John B.    40, born in MS in March 1860

               Emma      35, born in MS in Mar. 1865, wife

               Carrie M. 13, born in MS in January 1887

               Frank B.  10, born in MS in November 1889

               John P.      6, born in TX in April 1894

               Anna V.     2, born in TX in June 1897

    Goyen, Sarah       70, born in SC in May 1830"

 

    "Goyen,   John B.    43, born in MS in March 1857

               Ella      36, born in MS in January 1864, wife

               Lester      16, born in TX in April 1884

               Carrie      13, born in TX in January 1887

               Frank       10, born in TX in November 1889

               John      6, born in TX in April 1894

               Annie         3, born in TX in July 1896

    Goyen, Sarah       70, born in SC in Aug. 1829, mother"

 

John Bell Goyen appeared as vice president of Texas Building and Investment Company, Houston, Texas, according to the 1910-1911 city directory of Houston.  His sister-in-law Catherine N. Goyen also lived at 218 West 20th Avenue, Houston Heights.

 

John Bell Goyen was shown as a general contractor in the 1912 directory living at the same address.  Four children were shown in the household.  Four other children had died prior to 1897.  John Bell Goyen died October 10, 1912 in Harris County, Texas, according to BVS File 19966.

 

Children born to John Bell Goyen and Ella Green Parker Goyen are believed to include:

 

    William Leslie Goyen      born May 13, 1884

    Carrie M. Goyen             born in January 1887

    Frank B. Goyen              born in November 1889

    John Parker Goyen         born April 28, 1894

    Anna Vernice Goyen           born July 1, 1897

    John Bell Goyen, Jr.            born about 1901

 

William Leslie Goyen, son of John Bell Goyen and Ella         Green Parker Goyen, was born in Mississippi May 13, 1884,         according to BVS File 416841.  He was listed in the 1910-        1911 city direc­tory of Houston as residing in his parents home at 218 West 20th Avenue, Houston Heights.  In the 1911-1912 edition he was listed as a clerk continuing to  live at 218 West 20th Avenue.  In the 1915 edition he was listed as a general contractor with his business located at 1017

He was the father of a son born in Harris County May 16, 1914, according to BVS File 16402.

 

William Leslie Goyen, 1311 Yale, Houston, attested to the birth certificate application of John Parker Goyen January 25, 1941 and to the birth certificate application of Anna Vernice Goyen Melton September 14, 1957.

 

Carrie M. Goyen, daughter of John Bell Goyen and Ella Green Parker Goyen, was born in January 1887.  She was listed in her father's household in the 1910-1911 city directory of Houston, at 218 West 20th Avenue, Houston Heights.  She continued at that address in the 1912 edition.  In the 1915 edition she was shown as "boarding" at 636 West 20th Avenue, Houston Heights, the address given by William Leslie Goyen, her brother.

 

Frank B. Goyen, son of John Bell Goyen and Ella Green Parker Goyen, was born in November 1889.  He was listed in the household of his father in the 1910-1911 edition of the city di­rectory of Houston at 218 West 20th Avenue, Houston Heights.  In the 1912 edition he was listed as a clerk.  Frank B. Goyen died November 24, 1940 in Harris County, according to BVS File 55766.

 

John Parker Goyen, son of John Bell Goyen and Ella Green Parker Goyen, was born in Gilmer, Texas, April 18, 1894, ac­cording to Upshur County Delayed Birth Book 14, page 227.

 

He was married about 1920 to Velma M. Vern. She was born in 1900.  In 1925 they lived in Cisco, Texas.  John Parker Goyen, district warehouseman for Humble Oil & Refining Company and Velma M. Vern Goyen lived at 803 West Dobbs, Tyler, Texas, according to the 1932 city directory of Tyler.  He contin­ued with Humble Oil in various management capacities through 1952.  In 1932 they lived at 911 South Donnybrook.  In 1934-1935 they lived at 837 South Kennedy.  From 1936 through 1947 they lived at 1115 West Mockingbird. In 1938 they were shown with two children, in 1945 with one.  In 1950 they lived on Swann Highway.  In 1952 they lived on the Mine­ola Highway.  In 1954 John Parker Goyen and Velma M. Vern Goyen operated Zesto of Tyler and lived on Rt. 5.

 

John Parker Goyen died May 10, 1955 in Smith County, Texas at the age of 61, according to BVS File 25441.  His estate was valved at $20,000 according to Smith County Probate File 9918.

 

In 1956 Velma M. Vern Goyen, widow, operated the Tastee Malt Shop and lived on Rt. 5.  Velma M. Vern Goyen received a deed to a residence, according to Tarrant County, Texas Deed Book 3938, page 596.  On October 17, 1972 she was given a warranty deed to a residence in Arlington, Texas, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 5333, page 810.

 

In 1973 Velma M. Vern Goyen was living at 2109 Menefee Street, Arlington, according to the city directory.  J. P. Goyen living at the same address is believed to be her son.

 

Children born to John Parker Goyen and Velma M. Vern Goyen include:

 

    John Parker Goyen, Jr.           born August 4, 1925

    Norma Irene Goyen            born December 4, 1927

 

John Parker Goyen, Jr, son of John Parker Goyen and Velma M. Vern Goyen, was born August 4, 1925 in Cisco, according to Eastland County, Texas Birth Book 4, page 125.

 

John Parker Goyen, Jr. enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corps November 3, 1943.  He was listed as a student, single.  He left the United States July 6, 1944 and arrived in Europe February 14, 1945.  He participated in the battles of Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, Normandy and Southern France.  He was awarded the Air Medal.  He was listed as a rifle instructor.  He was discharged as a staff sergeant October 15, 1945, according to the Smith County Discharge Book 3, page 557.  He appeared in the 1947 edition of the Tyler city directory living in the home of his parents at 1115 Mockingbird.

 

John Parker Goyen, Jr. and his wife Peggy Jean Goyen lived at 2233 Huntington Lane Ft. Worth, Texas in 1951, according to the city directory.  He was a draftsman for Acme Brick Com­pany in 1951 and 1952.  He received a deed to land on the Tyler-Mi­neola Highway August 16, 1955 from his mother, Velma M. Vern Goyen, a widow, according to Smith County Deed Book 813, page 414.

 

Peggy Jean Goyen, Harris County, Texas and Frances L. Jack­son, Galveston County, Texas gave a warranty deed to Ervin Hughes to one acre of land, according to Van Zandt County, Texas Deed Book 758, page 287 and Deed Book 762, page 415.

 

In 1956 John Parker Goyen, Jr, manager of Acme Brick Com­pany at Tyler and Peggy Jean Goyen lived at Mineola, accord­ing to the Tyler city directory.  A son was born to them in Smith County in 1959.

 

In 1973 they lived at 2109 Menefee, Arlington, according to the 1973 city directory.

 

Children born to John Parker Goyen, Jr. and Peggy Jean Goyen include:

 

    John Parker Goyen III            born January 18, 1959

 

John Parker Goyen III, only known child of John Parker Goyen, Jr. and Peggy Jean Goyen, was born January 18, 1959 in Smith County, according to BVS File 15160.

 

Norma Irene Goyen, daughter of John Parker Goyen and Velma M. Vern Goyen, was born at Cisco, December 4, 1927, accord­ing to BVS File 83609.  She was brought to Tyler by her parents.  She was married in 1947 to Patrick Hester, according to Smith County Marriage Book 44, page 241.

 

Anna Vernice Goyen, daughter of John Bell Goyen and Ella Green Parker Goyen, was born at Gilmer, July 1, 1897, accord­ing to Upshur County Delayed Birth Book 49, page 248.  Only three children of John Bell Goyen and Ella Green Parker Goyen were living at that time.

 

Anna Vernice Goyen appeared in the 1917 city directory of Dal­las as a housekeeper living at 1208 Powhattan.  In 1918 she, was a seamstress, was employed by Rose Rogers Company and roomed at 509 North Ervay.  In 1919 she lived at 811 North Pearl.  She was married to W. H. Melton July 25, 1922, accord­ing to Dallas County Marriage Book 34, page 198.  They lived at 2929 Crutcher Street, Dallas after their marriage.  She ap­plied for a birth certificate in 1957.

 

John Bell Goyen, Jr. son of John Bell Goyen and Ella Green Parker Goyen, was born about 1901.  He was listed as a student in the household of his father living at 218 West 20th Avenue, Houston Heights in the 1911-1912 city directories of Houston. In the 1915 edition of the directory he was shown as a clerk for "I&GN."  He was "boarding at 636 West 20th Avenue, Houston Heights, the address given by William Leslie Goyen, his brother.

 

William S. Goyen, assumed to be a son of Williamson Goyen and Sarah A. Dickson Goyen, was born in Mississippi in July 1862, according to his enumeration in the 1900 census.  He was married about 1888, wife's name, Katherine N.  In 1890, 1891 and 1893 they continued to live in Mississippi.  They arrived in Texas, probably Upshur County, before 1895.

 

Katherine N. Goyen received a warranty deed from J. F. John­son October 20, 1897 to some lots in Gilmer for $100, accord­ing to Upshur County Deed Book 3, page 401.  On October 6, 1899 she received a correction deed from Mrs. E. F. Johnson to the lots, according to Upshur County Deed Book 2, page 245.

 

Katherine N. Goyen was residing in the home of her brother-in-law John Bell Goyen at 218 West 20th Avenue, Houston Heights, according to the 1910-1911 city directory of Houston.  "Katherine Goyne, nurse", lived at 1511 Holly, Dallas, Texas, ac­cording to the 1918 and 1919 city directories.

 

William S. Goyen was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Upshur County, Enumeration District 123, page 8, precinct 8.

 

The family was listed as:

 

    "Goyen,   William S.    37, born in MS in July 1862

               Katie N.       32, born in AL in August 1867

               John W.        8, born in MS in November 1891

               Charlie P.      6, born in MS in August 1893

               Hazel L.         4, born in TX in August 1895

               Bessie A.     2, born in TX in January 1897

                [son]            0, born in TX in February 1900"

 

Katherine N. Goyen died April 12, 1935 in Harris County, ac­cording to BVS File 51155.  "W. S. Goyen" died September 3, 1943 in Harris County, according to BVS File 42085.

 

Children born to William S. [Simon?] Goyen and Katherine N. Goyen include:

 

    William Eugene Goyen        born in February 1890

    John Wilson Goyen        born in November 1891

    Charles Provine Goyen       born in August 1893

    Hazel L. Goyen               born in August 1895

    Bessie A. Goyen             born in January 1897

    Nina L. Goyen            born February 14, 1900

     [son]                         born October 22, 1904

 

William Eugene Goyen, son of William S. Goyen and Kather­ine N. Goyen, was born in February 1890 in Mississippi.  He ap­peared in the 1900 census enumeration of his father's house­hold in Upshur County as a ten-year-old.  He was a resident of Harris County in 1923.

 

Children born to William Eugene Goyen include:

 

    William Eugene Goyen, Jr.  born June 19, 1923

 

William Eugene Goyen, Jr, son of William Eugene Goyen, was born June 19, 1923 in Harris County, according to BVS File No. 33425. He gave a warranty deed October 23, 1957 to 64 acres of land in Freestone County, Texas, according to Free­stone County Deed Book 284, page 302.  In 1965 he lived in Harris County.

 

Children born to William Eugene Goyen, Jr. include:

 

    William Eugene Goyen III   born August 20, 1965

 

William Eugene Goyen III, son of William Eugene Goyen, Jr, was born August 20, 1965, according to BVS File 124691.

 

John Wilson Goyen, son of William S. Goyen and Katherine N. Goyen, was born in November 1891 in Mississippi.  He ap­peared in the 1900 census enumeration of his father's house­hold in Upshur County as an eight-year-old.  He died in Harris County December 28, 1944, according to BVS File 51155.

 

Children born to John Wilson Goyen include:

 

    John Wilson Goyen, Jr.       born about 1924

 

John Wilson Goyen, Jr, son of John Wilson Goyen, was born about 1924.  He was married about 1944 to Joan Robertson.

 

John Wilson Goyen Jr. and his wife Joan Robertson Goyen of Harris County gave a deed to lots in Stamford, Texas, accord­ing to Jones County, Texas Deed Book 276, page 48.  Consid­eration was $2,500 according to the deed which was notarized in Maver­ick County, Texas about 1945.  They gave another deed to Jones County property on February 13, 1945, according to Jones County Deed Book 279, page 367.  They gave a deed April 17, 1945, according to Jones County Deed Book 284, page 41.  They continued to be residents of Harris County at that time.  They gave a deed to a lot in Stamford on August 18, 1945, according to Jones County Deed Book 285, page 75.

 

Joan Robertson Goyen received a deed to property January 30, 1946, according to Jones County Deed Book 292, page 79.

 

John Wilson Goyen, Jr. and Joan Robertson Goyen gave a min­eral deed November 29, 1948, according to Jones County Deed Book 334, page 51.  John Wilson Goyen, Jr. and Joan Robert­son Goyen "of Harris County" gave a deed to the State of Texas June 10, 1960, according to Jones County Deed Book 495, page 501.

 

On November 27, 1964, Joan Robertson Goyen, "wife of Johnny Goyen" made agreement with James C. Brady, attorney "to attempt to collect from the Davenports," on a residence lo­cated in Stamford according to Jones County Deed Book 534, page 585.

 

Joan Robertson Goyen, lived at 3717 Rolando Street, Waco, Texas, according to the 1971 and 1972 city directories of Waco.

 

Children born to John Wilson Goyen, Jr. and Joan Robertson Goyen include:

 

    John Wilson Goyen III           born July 1, 1949

 

John Wilson Goyen III, was born July 1, 1949 in Harris County, according to BVS Files.

 

Charles Provine Goyen, son of William S. Goyen and Kather­ine N. Goyen, was born in August 1893 in Mississippi.  He ap­peared in the 1900 census enumeration of his father's household in Upshur County as a six-year-old.  He was married about 1913 to Mary Inez Trow.  In 1915 they were residents of Trin­ity, Texas.  In 1928 and 1945 they lived in Harris County.

 

Charles Provine Goyen "of Harris County" gave a warranty deed August 13, 1945, according to Comal County, Texas Deed Book 82, page 88.

 

Children born to Charles Provine Goyen and Inez Trow Goyen include:

 

    Charles William Goyen           born April 25, 1915

     [infant]                          born July 6, 1928

    Jimmy C. Goyen                 born about 1930

 

Charles William Goyen, son of Charles Provine Goyen and Mary Inez Trow Goyen, was born April 25, 1915 at Trinity, Texas.  He was graduated from Rice University in 1937 with a B.A. degree and received an M.A. degree there in 1939.  He was married to Doris Roberts November 10, 1963. He became a writer.  He was an associate professor of English at Columbia University from 1964 to 1966.  He was the senior editor of McGraw-Hill Publica­tions from 1966 to 1971. Children born to Charles William Goyen and Doris Roberts Goyen are un­known.

 

An infant, name unknown, was born to Charles Provine Goyen and Mary Inez Trow Goyen July 6, 1928, according to BVS File 52684.

 

Jimmy C. Goyen, son of John Provine Goyen and Mary Inez Trow, was born about 1930, probably in Trinity County.  Jimmy C. Goyen, "son of C. P. Goyen, 614 Merrill, Houston," was listed in the student directory of Southern Methodist Uni­versity, Dal­las from 1945 through 1948.  He applied for a mar­riage license to marry Joyce I. Pasquerella April 22, 1971, ac­cording to Dallas County marriage records.  Children born to Jimmy C. Goyen and Joyce I. Pasquerella Goyen are unknown.

 

Hazel L. Goyen, daughter of William S. Goyen and Katherine N. Goyen, was born in August 1895 in Texas, according to her enumeration in the 1900 census.  She appeared then as a four-year-old in her father's household in Upshur County.  Of this individual nothing more is known.

 

Bessie A. Goyen, daughter of William S. Goyen and Katherine N. Goyen, was born in January 1897 in Texas.  She appeared as a two-year-old in the 1900 census enumeration of her father's household in the 1900 census of Upshur County.  Of this indi­vidual nothing more is known.

 

Nina L. Goyen, daughter of William S. Goyen and Katherine N. Goyen, was born February 14, 1900 in Upshur County.  She ap­peared in the 1900 census of her father's household as "age 0."  She died January 30, 1906 and was buried in Oak Grove Ceme­tery according to "Nacogdoches County Cemetery Records, Volume II, by Carolyn Reeves Ericson.

 

William S. Goyen and Katherine N. Goyen were the parents of a son born at Caro, Texas October 22, 1904, according to Nacog­doches County, Texas birth records.  His name is un­known.

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Adeline Goyen was married to Acey Stilwell January 14, 1842, according to "Upson County, Georgia Marriages. 1701-1867."

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Drury Goyen was married to Martha Worthington November 15, 1838, according to "Upson County, Georgia Marriages. 1701-1867."  Children born to Drury Goyen and Martha Worthington Goyen are unknown.

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Mary Goyen was married October 1, 1837 to John B. ingram, according to "Upson County, Georgia Marriages. 1701-1867."

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Noyal Goyen was married to Elizabeth Ann Gunn September 10, 1841, according to "Upson County, Georgia Marriages. 1701-1867."  Children born to Noyal Goyen and Elizabeth Ann Gunn Goyen are unknown.

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Williamson Goyen was married November 23, 1856 to Sarah A. Dickson, according to "Upson County, Georgia Marriages. 1701-1867."  Children born William Goyen and Sarah A. Dickson Goyey are unknown.

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Penina Goyens was married to George A. Driggers November 19, 1840, according to "Upson County, Georgia Marriages. 1701-1867."

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Polly Ann Goyens was married to Andrew D. Arrant Augut 29, 1847, according to "Upson County, Georgia Marriages. 1701-1867."

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Hiram Goyne was married to Polly Allen January 4, 1818, according to "Upson County, Georgia Marriages. 1701-1867."  Children born to Hiram Goyne and Polly Allen Goyne are unknown.

 

WALTON COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

Susannah Gowen and William Alexander Gowens are believed to be brother and sister from the research of Marjorie D. Wright, Shreveport, Louisiana, a descendant of Susannah Gowen.  They were born in Virginia:

 

    Susannah Gowen                           born about 1782

    William Alexander Gowens                born about 1784

 

Susannah Gowen was born in Virginia about 1782, according to the research of Marjorie Wright.  She was married November 5, 1800 in Warren County, Georgia to Pierce Castley who operated a distillery there.  She appeared in the 1850 census of Georgia, but he did not, having died prior to that time.

 

Susannah Gowen Castley sustained herself as a widow by con­tinuing to operate the distillery with the help of her daughters and sons-in-law.  Later, completely alone, she built and oper­ated a bakery in her advanced years.  She died between 1860 and 1870 in Coweta County, Georgia.

 

Children born to Pierce Castley and Susannah Gowen Castley include:

 

    Elizabeth Castley             born in 1801

    Lucinda Castley              born in 1803

    Pierce Castley, Jr.               born about 1804

    [son]                        born about 1806

    [daughter]                 born about 1808

 

Elizabeth Castley, daughter of Pierce Castley and Susannah Gowen Castley, was born in 1801, probably in Warren County.  About 1819 she was married to Jason Tomlin who served an apprenticeship as a distiller in the firm of his father-in-law. Later, following the death of Pierce Castley, Jason Tomlin re­moved to a new location and took much of the distillery equip­ment with him.

 

Lucinda Castley, daughter of Pierce Castley and Susannah Gowen Castley, was born in 1803, probably in Warren County.  About 1820 she was married to George King.

 

Pierce Castley, Jr, son of Pierce Castley and Susannah Gowen Castley, was born about 1804, probably in Warren County.

 

William Alexander Gowen was born in 1784 in Virginia, accord­ing to his enumeration in the 1850 census of DeKalb County, Georgia. His descendants later used the name "Gowens."  He was married about 1814 and lived in South Car­olina in 1816.  "Alexander Gowen" was listed as a non-slave owner in Walton County in 1819, according to "Wayfayers of Walton County, Georgia."

 

He appeared in the 1820 census of Walton County as the head of a household composed of:

 

    "Going, Alexander      white male       26-45

                              white female    16-26

                              white male       0-10

                              white female    0-10

                              white male       0-10"

 

"William Goings" was enumerated nearby in the 1820 census as the head of a household composed of:

 

    "Goings, William         white male       26-45

                              white female    16-26

                              white female    10-16

                              white male       0-10

                              white male       0-10

                              white female    0-10

                              white male       0-10"

 

William Alexander Gowens was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of adjoining Newton County, Georgia, page 28:

 

    "Going, Alexander   white male   30-40*

                           white female 40-50

                           white male   15-20

                           white female 10-15

                           white male     5-10

                           white female  5-10

                           white female   0-5

                           white female 0-5"

 

*It is believed that his age bracket was recorded in error. 

 

Newton County had been created partly with land from Walton County in 1821, and it possible that William Alexander Gowens found himself in the new county without moving.

 

He appeared in the 1840 census of the county:

 

    "Goings, Allensander      white male       50-60

                              white female    30-40

                              white female    20-30

                              white female    15-20

                              white female    15-20

                              white male       10-15

                              white female    10-15

                              white female    90-100"

 

His wife died about 1845, and William Alexander Gowens was remarried August 2, 1847 to Mrs. Mary Wright, according to Newton County marriage records.  She was born in 1815.

 

He reappeared in the 1850 census of adjoining DeKalb County in an ad­joining location with his son, Solomon Gowens, page 144 as Household 14-14:

 

    "Gowens,    Alexander            66, born in Virginia, farmer

               Mary               34, born in Georgia

               Walter             30, born in Georgia

    Wright,    Lucinda J.           21, born in Georgia

               Joshua             15, born in Georgia"

 

Lucinda J. Wright reappeared as the head of a household in the 1860 census of Polk County, Georgia, Household 258:

 

    "Wright,  Lucenda      33, born in Georgia

               Mary E.       11, born in Georgia"

 

Adjoining was the household of "Alexander Gowins" in the 1860 census of Polk County, Household 259:

 

    "Gowins, Alexander            74, born in Virginia

               Mary               60, born in Georgia

     Wright,   Elizabeth         26, female, born in Georgia

               Jesse A.            4, male, born in Alabama"

 

His son-in-law Abel Pope was enumerated as the head of Household 16-16 on page 144.  Also on page 144 was recorded Felix Pope, heading up Household 17-17.

 

Children born to William Alexander Gowens include:

 

    Solomon Gowens               born June 8, 1815

    Mariah Gowens              born September 2, 1817

    William Walter Gowens      born in 1818

    Rhoda Anna Gowens          born August 25, 1822

    Sterling Capers Gowens      born about 1824

    Sarah Gowens            born in 1825 

    Martha Caroline Gowens born June 9, 1826

    James D. S. Gowens           born about 1830

    Elizabeth Gowens           born about 1834

 

Solomon Gowens, son of William Alexander Gowens, was born in South Carolina June 8, 1815, according to the research of Kenneth Lucian Newman, a descendant of Jacksonville, Al­abama.   He was married about 1840 to Martha Pope Collins, sis­ter to Abel Pope, Felix Pope and James M. Pope, according to Lois Owens Newman in "History of the Popes."  She was born January 18, 1816 and had been previously married, hus­band's name Collins.

 

"Solomon Gowan" enlisted as a private in the Columbus Guards who went to Mexico in a Georgia regiment of volun­teers [no date given], according to "Historical Collections of Georgia" published in 1854 by Rev. George White.  It is as­sumed that the regiment fought in the Mexican War in 1846.

 

The household of Solomon Gowens was enumerated in the 1850 census of DeKalb County, page 144 as Household 13-13:

 

    "Gowens,    Solomon             34, born in SC, farmer

               Martha            33, born in GA

    Collins,    Martha A.               12, born in GA

    Gowens,  Louisa M.                 9, born in GA

               Sarah E.                7, born in GA

               William A.             5, born in GA

               Frances J.                 2, born in GA

               Emily                 1/12, born in GA

               Chary [Charity?]      32, born in GA"

 

Bob Schimmel of Dewey, Arizona wrote October 25, 1996, "Martha Ann Collins, step-daughter of Solomon Gowens, was born December 30, 1836 and was my wife's great-grandmother.  In the 1850 census the household of Solomon Gowens was enumerated adjoining James Collins.  William Collins was living nearby in the household of Charles W. Connelly."

 

In the 1860 census of Cherokee County Alabama, Solomon Gowens was listed in household No. 700:

 

    "Gowens,    Solomon     45, male, born in SC

               Martha     44, female, born in GA

               William        15, male, born in GA

               Missouri        7, female, born in GA

               John          3, male, born in GA

 

"Solomon Gowns" received Land Grant No. 23507 in Cherokee County June 19, 1861, according to the research of Kenneth Lucian Newman.  The land was located just south of Rock Run, Al­abama in Section 9, Township 12S, Range 11E.

 

He was enumerated in the 1870 census of Cherokee County:

 

    "Gowens,    Solomon     54, born in SC

               Martha     55, born in GA

               Missouri      18, born in GA

               Benjamin     11, born in AL"

   

He reappeared in the 1880 census of Cherokee County:

 

    "Gowens,    Solomon  64, born in SC, father born in VA,

                              mother born in SC

               Martha 63, born in GA, father born in SC,

                              mother born in SC

               Benjamin  18, born in AL, father born in SC,

                              mother born in GA"

 

Henry Gordon Gowens, a descendant of Houston, Alabama showed the date of the death of Solomon Gowens as March 3, 1886.  Bob Schimmel wrote that Solomon Gowens died in a tornado which occurred in the Goshen community in Cherokee County in 1884. Lois Owens Newman wrote in 1979, "About 1969 I visited Union Grove Methodist Church Cemetery near Rock Run, Alabama in Cherokee County.  On a small slate slab I found this inscription, "Sol Gowens born June 8, 1815; died March 10, 1885."  I later visited the cemetery again, but work had been done improving the burial ground, and the slate marker was gone.  Subsequent visits found the marker still missing."  Martha Pope Collins Gowens died in 1900.

 

Children born to them in include:

 

    Benjamin W. Gowens     born June 24, 1860

 

Benjamin W. Gowens, son of Solomon Gowens and Martha Pope Collins Gowens, was born June 24, 1860 in Alabama, ac­cording to the research of Henry Gordon Gowens.  He was mar­ried about 1920 to Rachael Savannah Presley who was born March 2, 1877 to Michael Presley and Liza Jane Taylor Presley.  He died Febru­ary 4, 1928 and was buried in Youngs Chapel Cemetery in Etowah County, Alabama.  She died November 1, 1928 and was buried beside her husband.

 

Children born to Benjamin W. Gowens and Rachael Savannah Presley Gowens include:

 

    Henry Nathan Gowens        born April 13, 1900

 

Henry Nathan Gowens, son of Benjamin W. Gowens and Rachael Savannah Presley Gowens, was born April 13, 1900 in Cherokee County, according to his son, Henry Gordon Gowens.  He was married July 23, 1923 to Evelyn Maranda Johnson who was born in Alabama February 24, 1905.  He died January 4, 1944 and was buried in Crestwood Cemetery in Etowah County. She died October 25, 1979 and was buried beside her husband.

 

Children born to Henry Nathan Gowens and Evelyn Maranda Johnson Gowens include:

 

    Henry Gordon Gowens          born about 1926

 

Henry Gordon Gowens, son of Henry Nathan Gowens and Eve­lyn Maranda Johnson Gowens, was born about 1926.  In 1990 he was an accountant in Houston, Alabama.

 

Mariah Gowens, daughter of William Alexander Gowens, was born in DeKalb County September 2, 1817, according to "History of the Popes."  She was mar­ried about 1837, proba­bly in DeKalb County, to James M. Pope, brother to Abel Pope who married her sister.  The DeKalb County courthouse burned in 1843, and no record of the mar­riage has been found.  He was enumerated in the 1840 census of DeKalb County as the head of a household which included a wife and two sons under age 5. 

 

She died January 12, 1845, probably in DeKalb County, accord­ing to the bible record of a son, Coleman C. Pope.  In 1979 the bible was owned by Clyde F. Pope of Huntsville, Al­abama.  James M. Pope was remarried to Elizabeth Tomlin September 8, 1846, according to DeKalb County Marriage Book A, page 186.  Afterwards they removed to Cherokee County, Alabama where they died. They were buried in Union Grove Methodist Church Cemetery.  Three sons were born to James M. Pope and Mariah Gowen Pope.

 

William Walter Gowens, son of William Alexander Gowens, was born in 1818 in Georgia, according to his enumeration in the 1880 census of Cherokee County, Alabama.  He was recorded at age 62 and stated that his father was born in Vir­ginia and his mother was born in South Carolina.

 

He appeared at "age 30" in the 1850 enumeration of his father's household in DeKalb County.  He was married about 1851 to Mrs. Arbeizinie Norton.

 

"Walter Gowan" appeared in the 1860 census of Cherokee County in Household 641 as:

 

    "Gowan, Walter             40, male, born in GA

               Arbezna          35, female, born in AL

               Mathew           16, male, born in AL

               Nancy             13, female, born in AL

               Betsy A.            6, female, born in AL

               Virgil [twin]       4, male, born in AL

               John [twin]      4, male, born in AL

               Rhoda           2/12, female, born in AL"

 

William Walter Gowens and Arbeizinie Norton Gowens were enumerated in the 1870 census of Cherokee County, Pleasant Gap community, page 52, Household 46:

 

    "Gowen,  William W.  51, born in GA

               Arbezena     45, born in AL

               Mathew       25, born in AL

               Nancy         23, born in AL

               George    19, born in AL

               Ann         17, born in AL

               Samuel    14, born in AL

               John C.       12, born in AL

               Andrew         4, born in AL

               Allice         2/12, born in AL"

 

"John Gowens" received title to the southwest quarter of the southeast quarter of Section 15, Township 12 South, Range 11 East in Cherokee County November 29, 1897, according to Warrant No. 11256. Kenneth L. Newman advised that he "lived in Jacksonville."

 

Rhoda Anna Gowens, daughter of William Alexander Gowens, was born in DeKalb County August 25, 1822, according to "History of the Popes."  She was married December 22, 1842 to Abel Pope, according to DeKalb County Marriage Book A, page 49.  He was born November 6, 1810 in North Carolina.

 

They were enumerated in the 1850 census of DeKalb County, page 144, Household 16-16:

 

    "Pope, Abel        39, born in North Carolina

           Rhoda         28, born in Georgia

           William T.     5, born in Georgia

           John C.         3, born in Georgia

           Marie C.        1, born in Georgia"

 

They removed in 1855 to Cherokee County and settled near Pleasant Gap.  He appeared as the head of Household 705 in the 1860 census of Cherokee County:

 

    "Pope,     Able        50, born in North Carolina

               Rhoda         37, born in Georgia

               William        15, born in Georgia

               John C.       13, born in Georgia

               Lydia           11, born in Georgia

               Martha       9, born in Georgia

               Sarah             7, born in Georgia

               Polly             4, born in Alabama

    Pope,      Abram       9, born in Georgia"

 

He appeared as the head of a household in the 1870 census of Cherokee County, page 373, Household 3:

 

    "Pope, Abel        57, born in South Carolina

           Rhoda         47, born in Georgia

           Lucy           20, born in Georgia

           Martha     19, born in Georgia

           Sarah E.      17, born in Georgia

           Olly A.    14, born in Alabama

           James            9, born in Alabama

           Jane           1, born in Alabama

    *Pope, Abram     19, nephew, born in Georgia 

 

*Abram Pope was a son of Felix Pope, deceased.

 

Abel Pope died in Cherokee County February 7, 1871. She lived in the home of a son, James Waldon Pope until she died January 20, 1905.  Tombstones were placed at their graves in 1972 by descendants, according to "Cherokee Bits and Pieces."  Nine children were born to them.  A great-great-great grand­daughter, Mary Pope White lived at Cave Springs, Geor­gia in 1983 and in 1991.

 

Children born to them include:

 

    William Thomas Pope         born in 1844

    John Calvin Pope                born in 1846

    Mary Lydia M. Pope              born in 1848

    Martha Ann Pope                   born in 1853

    Polly Ann Pope                  born in 1856

    James Waldon Pope               born in 1860

    Frances Emaline Pope         born in 1862

    Louisa Jane Pope                born in 1869

 

Sterling Capers Gowens, son of William Alexander Gowens, was born about 1824.  He was married to a widow, Lucinda Adeline Hightower Gowens, according to Mrs. L. L. Baker, a descendant of Childress, Texas.

 

Sarah E. Gowens, daughter of William Alexander Gowens, was born in 1825, according to the 1850 census.  Kenneth Lucian Newman shows her date of birth as May 29, 1929, She was mar­ried July 7, 1844 to Felix Pope, according to "De Kalb County, Georgia Marriages. 1840-1869." He was a brother to Abel Pope who mar­ried her sister.  He was born in North Carolina in 1822.

 

He appeared as the head of a household in the 1850 census of DeKalb County, page 144, Household 16-16:

 

    "Pope, Felix        28, born in North Carolina, farmer

           Sarah           25, born in Georgia

           Rhoda Ann    3 [?], born in Georgia

           Susan M.       2, born in Georgia

           William D.     1, born in Georgia

           Isaac H.         1/12, born in Georgia"

 

Felix Pope died May 29, 1853 at age 31 and was buried "under an oak tree at Old Smyrna Church," according to his daughter, Rhoda Ann Pope.  She recalled that Stone Mountain could be seen from their home.

 

Following the death of Felix Pope, his widow allowed the chil­dren to be taken into the homes of his brothers.  Sarah E. Gowens Pope removed to Cherokee County, Alabama and was remarried to Dave Jones, according to "History of the Popes."  She died in 1873, according to a slip of paper found in the bible of her daughter, Susan Pope Murdock.

 

Children born to Felix Pope and Sarah E. Gowens Pope in­clude:

 

    Rhoda Ann Pope    born January 10, 1845

 

Rhoda Ann Pope, daughter of Felix Pope and Sarah E. Gowens Pope, was born in DeKalb County, according to the re­search of Kenneth Lucian Newman.  She was married October 19, 1865 to James Newman who was born January 28, 1841 in Newberry County, South Carolina to Jesse G. Newman and Re­becca Mangum Newman. He died April 11, 1886 in Haralson County, Georgia.  She died there February 16, 1919.

 

Children born to them include:

 

    Samuel Jesse Newman    born November 3, 1869

 

Samuel Jesse Newman, son of James Newman and Rhoda Ann Pope Newman, was born in Haralson County November 3, 1869.  He was married November 26, 1892 to Mary Ann Fincher.  She was born in Haralson County July 31, 1869 to William Jasper Fincher and Sarah E. Munroe Fincher. They continued there in 1895.  He died June 16, 1959 in Calhoun County, Alabama, and she died September 4, 1959 in Baldwin County, Georgia.

 

Children born to them include:

 

    John Madison Newman       born December 22, 1895

 

John Madison Newman, son of Samuel Jesse Newman and Mary Ann Fincher Newman, was born in Haralson County De­cember 22, 1895. He was married February 24, 1924 to Lois Lenora Owens who was born November 17, 1904 in Cleburne County, Alabama. He died in Haralson County June 18, 1975.

 

Children born to them include:

 

    Kenneth Lucian Newman born January 26, 1926

 

Kenneth Lucian Newman, son of John Madison Newman and Lois Lenora Owens Newman, was born January 26, 1926.  He was married December 21, 1954 to Betty Marie North who was born in Carroll County, Georgia November 23, 1935.

 

Martha Caroline Gowens, daughter of William Alexander Gowens, was born in Georgia June 9, 1826, according to the re­search of Rachel Faith Glasscock Finley of Longview, Texas.  She was married in 1843 in DeKalb County, to Uriah L. Laney who was born in 1820.  He served as a private in Loyalls Com­pany of Georgia Mounted Volunteers, according to "Laney Lineage and Legacy" by Guy B. Funderburk. During the Civil War he served in Company I, 36th Alabama Infantry Regiment.  He died February 27, 1863 in General Hospital in Mobile, Al­abama. She died in Cherokee County, Alabama September 10, 1898 and was buried there in Arrington Chapel Cemetery.

 

Children born to Uriah L. Laney and Martha Carolina Gowens Laney include:

 

    Amanda Argaret Laney               born in 1848

    George Columbus Laney            born July 27, 1850

    Andrew Jackson Laney               born in August 1852

    Leonard Uriah Laney                  born about 1855

    James Harrison Laney             born about 1858

    Nancy Sarah Elizabeth Laney      born October 22, 1860

 

Nancy Sarah Elizabeth Laney, daughter of Uriah L. Laney and Martha Carolina Gowens Laney, was born October 22, 1860 in Chambers County, Alabama.  She was married about 1877 to Thomas Glasscock who was born September 18, 1852 in Bibb County, Alabama to Benjamin Glasscock and Margaret Tucker Glasscock. He died May 25, 1925 in Shelby County, Alabama and was buried at Four Mile Baptist Church Cemetery.  She died January 27, 1949 at Sweet Home, Arkansas and was buried in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery in Saline County.

 

Children born to them include:

 

    Monroe Glasscock             born October 4, 1878

    Bessie Caroline Glasscock      born September 20, 1891

    Dewey Gadston Glasscock     born May 14, 1900

 

Dewey Gadston Glasscock, son of Thomas Glasscock and Nancy Sarah Laney Glasscock, was born May 14, 1900 in Shelby County, Alabama. He served in the U.S. Army in World War I.  He was married August 20, 1922 to Nina Bates, according to Catoosa County, Georgia marriage records. They met while at­tending Lincoln Memorial University at Harrogate, Tennessee.  After graduation, he taught in Ohio and Kansas be­fore moving to Little Rock, Arkansas in 1925.

 

He died there March 15, 1964 and was buried in Pine Crest Cemetery in Saline County.  Nina Bates Glasscock, daughter of Tully Democrat Bates and Laura Deck Bates, con­tinued to live in Little Rock at age 96.

 

Children born to them include:

 

    Gladys Nina Glasscock              born in 1924

    Dewey Gadston Glasscock, Jr.       born in 1928

    Laura Carolina Glasscock           born in 1930

    Rachel Faith Glasscock              born in 1931

 

Gladys Nina Glasscock, daughter of Dewey Gadston Glasscock and Nina Bates Glasscock, was born in Catoosa County in 1924.  She was married in 1952 to John Albert Lancaster who was born in 1921.  In 1992 she lived in Kilgore, Texas in re­tirement.  Two daughters were born to them.

 

Dewey Gadston Glasscock, Jr, son of Dewey Gadston Glass­cock and Nina Bates Glasscock, was born in Catoosa County in 1928. He was graduated from the University of Arkansas and became a certified public accountant.  He was married in 1949 to Betty Jean Cothren.  In 1992 he lived in Little Rock where he operated an accounting business.  Four children were born to them.

 

Laura Carolina Glasscock, daughter of Dewey Gadston Glass­cock and Nine Bates Glasscock, was born in Little Rock in 1930. She was graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and became a librarian.  She was married in 1954 to Stewart H. Burgin.  In 1992 she lived in North Little Rock.  Two children were born to them.

 

Rachel Faith Glasscock, daughter of Dewey Gadston Glasscock and Nina Bates Glasscock, was born in 1931 in Catoosa County and was graduated from Little Rock High School and from Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway, Arkansas.  She became a teacher and an actuarial assistant.  She was married May 17, 1958 at Little Rock to Willis Taylor Finley, son of Clyde Finley and Myrtle Opal Inman Finley.  He was born February 12, 1928 in Independence County, Arkansas. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1975 and was employed by the Uni­versity of Texas Petroleum Extension Service until a second re­tirement in 1986.  In 1992 they lived in Longview, Texas where she was employed as a greeter for newcomers.

 

Rachel Faith Glasscock Finley, a member of Gowen Research Foundation and an accomplished genealogist, has furnished much of the data for this section of the manuscript.

 

Children born to them include:

 

    David Taylor Finley            born October 16, 1960

    Carol Faith Finley               born December 31, 1962

 

David Taylor Finley, son of Willis Taylor Finley and Rachel Faith Glasscock Finley, was born October 16, 1960 at Mc­Connell Air Force Base, Wichita, Kansas.  He was graduated from Pine Tree High School in Longview and from Texas A&M University as a civil engineer.  He was married August 18, 1984 in Mont­gomery County, Texas to Linda Ann Bottolf­son. In 1992 they lived in Euless, Texas, and he was employed by HLA Engineers, Inc.

 

Carol Faith Finley, daughter of Willis Taylor Finley and Rachel Faith Glasscock Finley, was born December 31, 1962 at Mc­Connell Air Force Base.  She was graduated from Pine Tree High School in Longview and from Texas A&M University in 1985 with a B.S.A. degree.  She became a certified public ac­countant.  She was married in Dallas November 12, 1988 to Je­tre Allan Schuler. In 1992 they lived in Grapevine, Texas. She was employed in Dallas by Lomas Financial Corp.

 

James D. S. Gowens, son of William Alexander Gowen, was born in Georgia in 1830, according to his enumeration in the 1880 census of Cherokee County, Alabama.  "James D. S. Go­ing" was married in Newton County, Georgia September 15, 1850 to Marcena Sparks, according to the research of Kenneth Lucian Newman.

 

He appeared as the head of Household 642 in the 1860 census of Cherokee County 642:

 

    "Gowan,  James D. S.     30, born in GA

               Marcena          32, born in GA

               Thomas C.        9, born in GA

               Martha         11, born in GA

               Jas.               4, born in AL"

 

"James D. Gowen" was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1870 census of Cherokee County, Pleasant Gap commu­nity, page 49, Household 43:

 

    "Gowen,  James D.     41, born in GA

               Marcena      43, born in GA

               Thomas J.       18, born in GA

               Mary           15, born in AL

               James          13, born in AL

               Levi         10, born in AL

               William J. R.      7, born in AL

               Jane           4, born in AL

               Samuel      1, born in AL"

 

Adjoining were households headed by "Martha Wright, age 20, born in Georgia" and "Mary Gowen, age 70, born in Georgia," both living alone, according to the research of Kenneth Lucian Newman.

 

He appeared in 1880 as "James Gowens, age 50."  He stated that his father was born in Virginia and his mother was born in South Carolina.

 

Elizabeth Gowens, daughter of William Alexander Gowens, was born about 1834 in Georgia, according to Nina Bates Glasscock.  She was married about 1855, husband's name be­lieved to be Wright.  "Elizabeth Wright" was enumerated in the 1860 census of Polk County, Alabama living in the household of William Alexander Gowens with Jesse A. Wright, a four-year-old son.

 

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Descendant Researchers:

   

    Rachel Faith Glasscock Finley, 307 Fairview Drive, Longview, TX, 75604, 903/759-0415

    Henry Gordon Gowens, Box 228 Joy Road, Houston, AL, 35572, 205/489-5313

    Kenneth Lucian Newman, 906 Second St, Jacksonville, AL, 36265, 205/435-8650

    Bob Schimmel, 1294 Palomino Heights, Dewey, AZ, 86327

    Mary Pope White, 7008 Black Bluff SW, Cave Spring, GA, 30124

    Margery D. Wright, 9022 Southwood, Shreveport, LA, 71118

 

 

WARREN COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

Perry G. Going was a witness to a deed in Warren County De­cember 13, 1796, according to Warren County Deed Book A, page 439.

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Polly Goings was married December 2, 1794 to Isaac Bankston, according to Warren County Marriage Book A.

 

WAYNE COUNTY, GEORGIA

 

Florence Goings was married to James Price June 22, 1914 at Jesup, Georgia, according to Wayne County marriage records.

 

 

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