HENDERSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE

 

Sarah Going[?] appeared as the head of Household 95-76 in the 1850 census of Henderson County:

 

                "Going[?],              Sarah                      70, born in NC

                                                                Cynthia  38, born in TN

                                                                Minerva 35"

                                             ==O==

William C. Gowan was enumerated in the 1840 census of Henderson County, page 327 as the head of a household composed of:

 

                "Gowan, William C.              white male             50-60

                                                                                                                white female          50-60

                                                                                                                white female          20-30

                                                                                                                white male             15-20

                                                                                                                white male             15-20

                                                                                                                white male               5-10

                                                                                                                white male               5-10"

 

One transcriber showed the name of the householder as "William H. Gowan."  Three members of the family were en­gaged in agriculture.  All members over 20 could read and write.  There were no deaf, blind, pensioners or insane.

 

HENRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE

 

Cora Goin was married to Samie Egman June 11, 1898 in Henry County according to Tennessee Marriage records (1851-1900).  Nothing more is known of Samie Egman and Cora Goin Egman.

==O==

Louise Gowan was born about 1812 in South Carolina [or Vir­ginia] of parents unknown, according to Jenny Lou Penick Garner, a great-great-granddaughter of Decatur, Georgia.  Louise Gowan was married about 1830 in South Carolina to William Roland Altom/Altum.  By 1835 they were living in Henry County.  He died about 1905.

 

Children born to William Roland Altom and Louise Gowan Altom include:

 

                Evaline Altom                                                                                                       born about 1831

                Emily Louise Altom                                                                                             born July 27, 1835

                Frances Altom                                                                                                      born about 1841

                Martha Jane Altom                                                                                              born about 1843

                Milton Pollock Altom                                                                          born about 1845

 

Emily Louise Altom, daughter of William Roland Altom and Louise Gowan Altom, was born July 27, 1835 in Tennessee.  She was married in Henry County July 18, 1850 to Henry Babb Walters.  She died there in Manleyville, Tennessee December 7, 1867.

 

Children born to Henry Babb Walters and Emily Louise Altom Walters include:

 

                William Roland "Bink" Walters                                         born in 1851

                Louisa Walters                                                                                                     born in 1853

                Anna Walters                                                                                                                       born in 1856

                John Henry Walters                                                                                            born in 1858

                Thomas Babb Walters                                                                        born in 1860

                Minnie Walters                                                                                                    born in 1861

                Mary Witt "Mollie" Walters                                                              born in 1866

 

Anna Walters, daughter of Henry Babb Walters and Emily Louise Altom Walters, was born in 1856.  She was married about 1874 to William Quincy Lee.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Charles Franklin Lee                                                                                            born about 1880

 

Charles Franklin Lee, son of William Quincy Lee and Anna Walters Lee, was born about 1880.  He was married about 1910 to Ruby Evett Loyd.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Joe Herbert Lee                                                                                                    born about 1922

 

Joe Herbert Lee, son of Charles Franklin Lee and Ruby Evett Loyd Lee, was born about 1922.  In 1997 he, a member of the Foundation, lived in Weatherford, Texas.

 

Mary Witt "Mollie" Walters, daughter of Henry Babb Walters and Emily Louise Altom Walters, was born in 1866.  She was married about 1885 to Elijah Warren "Lige" Penick who was born in 1856.  He died in 1918, and she died in 1946.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Eliza Ann Penick                                                                                                                  born in 1886

                Mary Emily Penick                                                                                                               born in 1888

                Enloe Penick                                                                                                                                         born in 1890

                John Henry Walters Penick                                                                                born in 1893

                Elijah Charles Penick                                                                                           born in 1895

                William Jennings Bryan Penick                                                         born in 1896

                Joe Newton Penick                                                                                                              born in 1902

                Roland Altom Penick                                                                                           born in 1904

 

Elijah Charles Penick, son of Elijah Warren "Lige" Penick and Mary Witt "Mollie" Walters Penick, was born in 1895.  He was married about 1936 to Betty Lou McDonald who was born in 1908.  He died in 1977, and she died in 1983.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Charlene Penick                                                                                                                    born in 1938

                Jenny Lou Penick                                                                                                                 born in 1939

 

Jenny Lou Penick, daughter of Elijah Charles Penick and Betty Lou McDonald Penick, was born in 1939.  She was married about 1960 to Phillip Edward Garner who was born in 1938.  In 1995 they lived in Decatur, Georgia where she, a member of Gowen Research Foundation, was active in the research of her family.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Philip Andrew Garner                                                                                          born in 1962

                Julie Ann Garner                                                                                                                  born in 1964

                                               ==O==

Louisa Gowen was married to William A. Rowland of Altum, Tennessee in Henry County, according to Mrs. Webb A. Walker of Portageville, Missouri.  She advised in 1961 that she was a descendant.

 

HICKMAN COUNTY, TENNESSEE

 

Isaac Goin was magistrate in Hickman County in 1885 according to “Spence’s History of Hickman County, Tennessee.”

                                             ==O==

Alvin Daniel Goins was born July 13, 1913 in Hickman County, and died August 15, 1946 in Williamson TN, according to Tennessee birth records.

                                             ==O==

Angeline Goins was born in April 1887 in Hickman County, according to Tennessee birth records.

                                             ==O==

Daniel Fletcher Goins was born January 18, 1886 in Hickman County, and died September 9, 1946 in Nashville TN, according to Tennessee birth records.

                                             ==O==

Elizabeth Jane Goins was born September 12, 1932 in Hickman County, and died June 23, 1984 in Hickman, according to Tennessee birth records.

                                             ==O==

Emma Goins was born in January 1884 in Hickman County, according to Tennessee birth records.

                                             ==O==

Etta Mae Goins was born February 21, 1879 in Hickman County, and died December 5, 1905, according to Tennessee birth records.

                                             ==O==

Eugenia A. Goins was married December 20, 1877 to Andrew J. Anglin, according to "Hickman County, Tennessee Marriages, 1813-1896."  "A. J. Anglen" was enumerated at age 23 in the 1860 census of Hickman County.

                                             ==O==

Fletch Goins was born in August 1895 in Hickman County, according to Tennessee birth records.

                                             ==O==

George C. Goins was born in October 1890 in Hickman County, according to Tennessee birth records.

                                             ==O==

Hattie May Goins was bornt October 25, 1923 in Hickman County and died May 30 1997 in Madison TN, according to Tennessee birth records.

                                             ==O==

James Howard Goins was born October 9, 1915 in Hickman County, and died June 8, 1986 in Dearborn Michigan, according to Tennessee birth records.

                                             ==O==

J. Goins and J. G. Goins were listed in the Muster roll of the 48th Tennessee Infantry Regiment during the Civil War, according to “Spence’s History of Hickman County, Tennessee.”

                                             ==O==

J. R. Goins was listed in the Muster roll of the 24th Tennessee Infantry Regiment of Hickman County during the Civil War,  according to “Spence’s History of Hickman County, Tennessee.”

                                             ==O==

John A. Goins was born in February 1889 in Hickman Count, according to Tennessee birth records.

                                             ==O==

John Hensley Goins was born December 30, 1909 in Hickman County and died January 27, 1910, according to Tennessee birth records.

                                             ==O==

Jordan (Pea) Lewis Goins was born about 1883 in Hickman County, and died in 1952 in Texas, according to Tennessee birth records.

                                             ==O==

Isaac Chambers Goins was born September 12, 1870 in Hickman County, and died July 3, 1958 in Hickman County, according to Tennessee birth records.

                                             ==O==

L. L. Goins was married to Elizabeth Garton February 17, 1866 in Hickman County according to Tennessee Marriage records (1851-1900).  Nothing more is known of L. L. Goins and Elizabeth Garton Goins.

==O==

Leonard A. Goins died in 1908 in Hickman County according to “Tennessee Deaths,” number 44541.

                                             ==O==

Lester B. Goins was born August 1, 1919 in Hickman County and died January 24, 1993 in Hickman County, according to Tennessee birth records.

                                             ==O==

Lucy May Goins was born July 13, 1888 in Hickman County and died October 10, 1971 in Nashville TN, according to Tennessee birth records.

                                             ==O==

Mary P. Goins was married to Virgil J. Martin December 23, 1875 in Hickman County according to Tennessee Marriage records (1851-1900).  Nothing more is known of Virgil J. Martin and Mary P. Goins Martin.

                                             ==O==

Oma Francis Goins was born May 11, 1920 in Hickman County, and died August 22, 1996 in Nashville, according to Tennessee birth records.

                                             ==O==

Otto Goins was born in November 1892 in Hickman County, according to Tennessee birth records.

                                             ==O==

Sarah Ann Elizabeth Goins was born December 1, 1910 in Hickman County, and died August 21, 1987 in Madison TN, according to Tennessee birth records.

                                             ==O==

Susie Ann Goins was born in February 1878 in Hickman County, and died in 1968 in Texas, according to Tennessee birth records.

                                             ==O==

Theodora (Dorie) Goins was born in January 1869, and died in 1957 in Texas, according to Tennessee birth records.

                                             ==O==

Thomas Goins was married to Nancy J. Jenkins December 30, 1873 in Hickman County according to Tennessee Marriage records (1851-1900).  Nothing more is known of Thomas Goins and Nancy Jenkins Goins.

 

HUMPHREYS COUNTY, TENNESSEE

 

Isaac Goen paid tax on "one white poll" in 1837 and 1838 in Humphreys County, according to "Humphreys County, Tennessee Records."

                                        ==O==

Thompson B. Goun was enumerated as the head of a house­hold in the 1830 census of Humphreys County, page 300.  The family was rendered as:

 

                Goun,     Thompson B.                        white male             30-40

                                                                                                                                white female          20-30

                                                                                                                                white male               5-10

                                                                                                                                white female            0-5

                                                                                                                                white male               0-5

                                                                                                                                white male               0-5

                                                                                                                                female slave            0-10"

 

JACKSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE

 

Ada J. Goins was born in Tennessee in August 1879.  She died of meningitis at age eight months in Jackson County in April 1880, according to "Tennessee Mortality Schedules." 

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE

 

Anna Chilton Goan was born in 1815.  She was married about 1840 to Alexander Felknor, son of James Felknor and Anne Guthrie Felknor.  He was born 1818 in Hawkins County, Tennessee and died in Jefferson County.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Louis H. Felknor                                                                   born in 1852

 

Lewis H. Felknor, son of Alexander Felknor and Anna Chilton Goan Felknor, was born in 1852 in Jefferson County.  He died in 1906 in Hamblen County, Tennessee.

                                             ==O==

White Goan was married September 7, 1841 to Hannah Snoddy, according to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1774-1850."  Of White Goan and Hannah Snoddy Goan nothing more is known.

                                             ==O==

Anna C. Goans was married September 23, 1841 to Alexander Felknor, according to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Mar­riages, 1774-1850."

                                             ==O==

Eliza Goans was married October 21, 1847 to William Ham­mond, according to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Mar­riages, 1774-1850."

                                             ==O==

Shadrach Goans was born about 1808 in Tennessee.  He was recorded in the 1850 census of Jefferson as the head of House­hold 12-658:

 

                "Goans,  Shadrack                                                42, born in TN

                                                                Margaret                                                27, born in TN"

                                             ==O==

"Daniel Goan" was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Jefferson County, Enumeration District 174, page 24, Civil District 12.  The household was recorded as:

 

                "Goan,                    Daniel                                     46, born in TN

                                                                Terressa                 47, born in TN

                                                                William                   20, born in TN

                                                                Hanner L.                               16, born in TN

                                                                Emley                                     12, born in TN

                                                                Margrate                                10, born in TN

                                                                Marthy                     8, born in TN

                                                                John J.                                      6, born in TN

                                                                Harden                     6, born in TN"

                                             ==O==

"Ezekiel Goins" received Tennessee State land grant No. 13622 for 50 acres in Jefferson County January 10, 1827.

 

"Ezekial Goan" was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Jefferson County, page 281.  The family was enumerated as:

 

                "Goan, Ezekial                       white male             20-30

                                                                                                                white female          20-30

                                                                                                                white male               0-5"

 

Ezekial Goan, a farmer, reappeared in the 1840 census of Jef­ferson County, page 325:

 

                "Goan, Ezekial                       white male             30-40

                                                                                                                white female          20-30

                                                                                                                white male             10-15

                                                                                                                white male               5-10

                                                                                                                white male               5-10

                                                                                                                white female            0-5

                                                                                                                white male               0-5

                                                                                                                white male               0-5

                                                                                                                white male               0-5"

 

One adult in the household was illiterate.

 

"Ezekiel Goan" was recorded as the head of Household 1891-914 in the 1850 census of nearby Johnson County:

 

                "Goan,                    Ezekiel                    47, born in TN

                                                                Leannor                 43, born in TN

                                                                William M.             21

                                                                Nancy J.                                 18

                                                                Daniel J.                                 15

                                                                Robert                                    15

                                                                Rufus                                     13

                                                                Shadrach                               11

                                                                Ezekial                      9

                                                                Fanny A.                                 7

                                                                Prudence                                 5

                                                                Josiah                                       3"

                                        ==O==

John J. Goan, son of Daniel Goan and Terressa Goan, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Jefferson County, Enumeration District 45, page 8, 5th Civil District:

 

                "Goan,                    John J.                    25, born in June 1874 in TN

                                                                Dosia                      18, born in May 1882 in TN, wife"

                                             ==O==

Shadrack Goans was born about 1808 in Tennessee.  He was recorded in the 1850 census of Jefferson as the head of House­hold 12-658:

 

                "Goans,  Shadrack                42, born in TN

                                                                Margaret                27, born in TN:

                                             ==O==

Ezekiel Goen was married January 12, 1828 to Leanna McLanahan, according to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1774-1850."  Children born to Ezekiel Goen and Leanna McLanahan Goen are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Polly Goen was married March 21, 1818 to George Curry, ac­cording to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1774-1850."

                                             ==O==

William Goen was married June 27, 1809 to Betsy Jones ac­cording to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1774-1850."  Of William Goen and Betsy Jones Goen nothing more is known.

                                             ==O==

Bengamen Goens was married to Anny Jones December 15, 1799, according to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1774-1850."  Children born to Bengamen Goens and Anny Jones Goens are unknown.

                                             ==O==

James Goens was married to Mary Williams May 5, 1858, according to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1774-1850."  Of James Goens and Mary Williams Goens nothing more is known.

                                             ==O==

Van Goens was married November 23, 1895 to Cordie Campbell, according to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1774-1850."  Of Van Goens and Cordie Campbell Goens nothing more is known.

                                        ==O==

Ann Goin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Jefferson County, page 286, as:

 

                "Goin, Ann                            white female                          60-70

                                                                                                white female                          20-30"

 

"Ann Going" reappeared as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Jefferson County.  The household, No. 229, was composed of:

 

                "Going, Ann                         white female                          70-80

                                                                                                white female                          40-50

                                                                                                white male                             20-30

                                                                                                white male                             20-30

                                                                                                white female                          20-30

                                                                                                white female                          20-30

                                                                                                white male                             80-90"

                                             ==O==

Mary Goin was married July 23, 1806 to Job Self, according to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1774-1850."

                                             ==O==

A. Going deeded land to S. A. Going in Jefferson County Jan­uary 4, 1937 [confirm with copy], according to Jefferson County Deed Book 426, page 391.  The land was originally from the D. Easley estate.

                                        ==O==

David Goin was married to Priscilla Jarnagin June 27, 1795 by Thomas Snoddy, justice of the peace, according to Jefferson County marriage records.  Of David Goin and Priscilla Jarnagin Goin nothing more is known.

                                             ==O==

Benjamin Goins was married December 15, 1799 to Ann Jones, according to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1774-1850."  Children born to Benjamin Goins and Ann Jones Goins are unknown.

                                             ==O==

James Goins was married September 11, 1815 to Peggy Midget, according to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Mar­riages, 1774-1850."  Children born to James Goins and Peggy Midget Goins are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Susanna Goins was married to Daniel Campbell in 1819, ac­cording to records of the Presbyterian Church in Jefferson County.

                                             ==O==

William Goins was born about 1793, parents and place unknown.  He was married April 21, 1817 in Jefferson County, Tennessee to Mrs. Priscilla Mayes Daniel, widow of Edward Daniel, Jr.

 

A Daniel couple, Edward Daniel and Ann Daniel, regarded as the parents of Edward Daniel, Jr, were received June 2, 1804 in Claiborne County, Tennessee by Big Springs Baptist Church, according to the church minutes.

 

Vickie Lomon, a Daniel descendant wrote May 19, 2003:

 

“Edward Daniel and Anne Daniel were members of the Holy Matrimony Creek Church in Rockingham Coun-ty, North Carolina in 1776.  This church was situated right on the North Carolina and Virginia state lines.  Edward's sister, Ester Daniel who married Philemon Lacy were also members of the church.

 

Edward Daniel and Anne Daniel lived in Henry Coun-ty, Virginia from about 1776 to 1800 when they migra-ted to Clairborne County, Tennessee.  Edward was a messenger to the Bethel Church.

 

Edward Daniel and Anne Daniel were closely asso-ciated with James Goins and Hannah Goings and Ra-chel Moody.  Whenever they were received by a church or dismissed by letter, these individuals were frequently with them.  Edward Daniel died in 1833 Grainger County.

 

Most of Edward Daniel’s children married into the family of Henry Mayes and Phoebe Mayes.  One of his sons, William Daniel was married in 1822 to Martha Mayes in Grainger County.  John Daniel, son of Wil-liam Daniel and Martha Mayes Daniel, was born about 1823.  He was married in 1842 to Mary Annah Jef-freys, daughter of Marmaduke Norfleet Jeffreys and Hannah Louise Hill Jeffreys. 

 

John Daniel and Mary Annah Jeffreys Daniel removed to Benton County, Arkansas.” 

 

Priscilla Mayes was born about 1795 on the South Holston River in Hawkins County, Tennessee [North Carolina].  She was married first December 27, 1811 in Hamblen County, Tennessee to Edward Daniel, Jr. who was born about 1793.  Priscilla Mayes Daniel Goins died about 1849 in Grainger County, Tennessee.  Children born to them are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Andrew Gowan was married to Mary Reneau July 22, 1800, according to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1774-1850."  Children born to Andrew Gowan and Mary Reneau Gowan are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Martha Gowan was married to Joseph Denson February 9, 1797, according to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1774-1850."

                                             ==O==

James Gowan was married to Peggy Russell May 5, 1795, ac­cording to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1774-1850."  Of James Gowan and Peggy Russell Gowan nothing more is known.

                                             ==O==

James Gowan was married to Betsy Doherty May 6, 1796, ac­cording to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1774-1850."  Of James Gowan and Betsy Doherty Gowan nothing more is known.

                                             ==O==

Nancy Gowan was married to Thomas Baker April 9, 1818. according to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1774-1850."

                                             ==O==

Thomas J. Gowin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Jefferson County, Enumeration District 74, page 12, 3rd Civil District:

 

                "Gowin, Thomas J.                              30, born in TN in February 1870

                                                                Louisa                                    66, born in SC in February 1834,

                                                                                                                                                grandmother"

                                             ==O==

Sarah McGowan was married February 1, 1822 at White Pine, Tennessee in Jefferson County to Christopher Moyers, Jr.  He was born about 1798 to Christopher Moyers. and Susannah Moyers, according to Nancy Dodge.

 

Children born to Christopher Moyers, Jr. and Sarah McGowan Moyers include:

 

                John Alexander Moyers                                                     born about 1824

 

John Alexander Moyers, son of Christopher Moyers, Jr. and Sarah McGowan Moyers, was born about 1824.  He was mar-ried July 29, 1849 to Nancy Gann.  He changed his name to Myers shortly afterward.

 

 

  Gowen Research Foundation                                 Phone:806/795-8758, 795-9694

  5708 Gary Avenue                                                          E-mail: gowen@sbcglobal.net

  Lubbock, Texas, 79413-4822                  GOWENMS.120, 10/01/02

Internet: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gowenrf

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gowenrf

 

 

 

 

Descendant Researchers:

 

                Willis T. Finley, 307 Fairview Dr, Longview, TX, 75604, 903/759-0415

                Bonnie Goan Good, Box 331, Wellington, MO, 64097

 

JOHNSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE

 

Margaret Goins was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1870 census of Johnson County:

 

                "Goins,   Margaret                31, born in NC, mulatto

                                                                Lititia                      13, born in NC, mulatto

                                                                Elizabeth                11, born in NC, mulatto

                                                                Margaret                  9, born in NC, mulatto

                                                                Rebecca   5, born in NC, mulatto

                Bass,                      Abecca  21, born in NC, mulatto

                                                                James                     65, born in NC, mulatto, farm

                                                                                                                                laborer, $400 real estate"

 

KNOX COUNTY TENNESSEE

 

No families of interest to Gowen chroniclers appeared in the 1820 census of Knox County.  William Gowns, John Gowns and Edward Gowns were listed as heads of households in the 1830 census of Knox County.

==O==

Dollie Goin died in 1910 in Knox County according to “Tennessee Deaths,” record number 48040.

==O==

Pete Goings died in 1909 in Knox County according to “Tennessee Deaths,” record number 48367.

==O==

Sallie Goings died in 1911 in Knox County according to “Tennessee Deaths,” record number 49489.

                                             ==O==

Civil War veterans who served as Union troops of the U. S. Army who were living in Knox County in 1890 include:

 

Last                  First                       Rating    Regiment                                              Co.         

          Goins,     Asa                         Pvt.                         7th KY Infantry      D            

                Goins,                     Canedy  Pvt.                         49th KY Infantry    G

                Goins,                     Galloway                Pvt.                         18th KY Infantry    E

                Goins,     John                       Corp.                      55th KY Infantry    F

                Goins,                     Joseph                   Pvt.                         7th KY Infantry      D

                Goins,                     Lemuel   Pvt.                         18th KY Infantry    E

==O==

Felex Goins died in 1910 in Knox County according to “Tennessee Deaths,” record number 48314.

==O==

Willie Clurton Goins died in 1910 in Knox County according to “Tennessee Deaths,” record number 48175.

                                        ==O==

Mary Goan was married to Jonathan Courtney October 15, 1805, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Albert S. Goans was recorded as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Knox County, Enumeration District 92, page 7, Civil District 18:

 

                "Goans,  Albert S.                32, born in TN in June 1867

                                                                Ella R.     29, born in TN in December 1870

                                                                Jennie                     13, born in TN in March 1887

                                                                Felix                        10, born in TN in November 1889

                                                                Katy                         7, born in TN in August 1892"

                                             ==O==

Arthur F. Goans was a resident in Knox County in December 2000 when his wife, Mabel Lorena Walls Goans died, according to her obituary in the December 20, 2000 edition of “The Oak Ridger:”

 

“Mabel Lorena Walls Goans, 83, of Knoxville, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at Baptist Hospital in Knox-ville.  Mrs. Goans was a member of Beech Park Baptist Church of Oliver Springs and had been a member of the choir for many years.  She graduated in the first class of the American Red Cross Gray Ladies in 1943.  Her family said she gave of herself to the Knoxville area Red Cross for 58 years and still attended the an-nual gatherings of the organization.

 

During World War II, she worked at Oak Ridge in sup-port of the war efforts.  She was the daughter of Algie Walls and Pearl Giles Walls.  She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Arthur F. Goans; her son, Derrick Scott Lunsford of Morris Plains, N.J.; her sister, Barba-ra Walls Hensley and her hus-band, Frank V. Hensley, of Clinton; her brother, Benjamin T. Walls and his wife, Edna Walls, of Oliver Springs; and by many nieces and nephews.

 

The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, in the Broadway Chapel of Rose Mortuary, 1421 Broad-way N.E., Knoxville, with the Rev. Earl Wilson offici-ating.  Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Fri-day, Dec. 22, at the main entrance at Highland Mem-orial Cemetery, Knoxville, for an 11 a.m. graveside service.”

                                             ==O==

Drury Goans was born in South Carolina served in Churchman's Company of Tennessee militia in the War of 1812, according to "War of 1812 Pensioners" by Virgil D. White.  He lived in Knox County from 1851 to 1871.  His wife died prior to March 1871, and he died prior to July 1, 1889.

 

Samuel C. Goans, 19, was enumerated in the 1850 census of household of Drury Goans, No. 379-241.

                                             ==O==

Eliza J. Goans was married October 23, 1877 to Jacob Miller, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Hattie Goans was married November 16, 1886 to Robert Wal­lace, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

James C. Goans was married to Susannah White October 31, 1850, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Children born to James C. Goans and Susannah White Goans are unknown.

                                             ==O==

James W. Goans was married to Margaret Louise Reed Au­gust 31, 1890, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Mar­riages, 1784-1900."  Children born to James W. Goans and Margaret Louise Reed Goans are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Martha Goans was married August 22, 1850 to William H. McCampbell, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Mar­riages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Martin R. Goans was married April 11, 1880 to Alice A. Cobb, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Martin R. Goans and his wife, Alice A. Cobb Goans were residents of adjoining Loudon County, Tennessee in 1882 and in 1901.

 

Children born to Martin R. Goans and Alice A. Cobb Goans include:

 

                Katie Goans                                                                          born September 29, 1882

 

Katie Goans, daughter of Martin R. Goans and Alice A. Cobb Goans, was born in Loudon County September 29, 1882.  She died October 8, 1883 and was buried in Starkee Creek Ceme­tery.

 

An infant born to Martin R. Goans and Alice A. Cobb Goans De.­cember 9, 1901 died December 13, 1901 and was also buried in Starkee Creek Cemetery.

                                             ==O==

Sarah C. Goans was married to Thomas J. Coram February 22, 1866, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  On the same day, perhaps in a double ceremony, Mary E. Goans was married to Wilson A. Coram.

                                             ==O==

Alex Goins was recorded as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Knox County, Enumeration District 63, page 9, Civil District 1, living at 118 Hudson Street in Knoxville:

 

                "Goans,  Alex                        45, born in TN in 1855

                                                                Tina                        40, born in TN in 1860

                                                                Chas. L.  17, born in TN in September 1883

                                                                M. E.                       15, born in TN in July 1886

                                                                Ella                            8, born in TN in October 1891"

                                             ==O==

Drury Goans was enumerated as the head of Household 379 in the 1850 census of Knox County:

 

                "Goans,  Drury                                      57, born in Tennessee

                                                                Mary                                      52, born in Tennessee

                                                                Martha J.                               22, born in Tennessee

                                                                Samuel C.               19, born in Tennessee

                                                                Priscilla                  16, born in Tennessee

                                                                Manerva A.           15, born in Tennessee

                                                                Rufus                                     13, born in Tennessee

                                                                Mary A.                                 11, born in Tennessee

                                                                Pleasant                   9, born in Tennessee

                                             ==O==

Stewart Goens was married to Eliza Alexander, November 5, 1897, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Of Stewart Goens and Eliza Alexander Goens nothing more is known.

                                             ==O==

Annie Goin was married December 1, 1891 to William B. Karnes, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

George Goin was married to Susan Cox June 23, 1857, ac­cording to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Children born to George Goin and Susan Cox Goin are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Mary L. Goin was married to John T. Ammond September 1, 1892, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Preston Lee Goin was married to Prudence Ann “Prudy” Cox, daughter of Richard Cox, October 17, 1850, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  

 

Her 103rd birthday was reported in the February 7, 1924 edition of the “Leon Reporter” of Leon, Iowa:

 

“Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa

Thursday, February 7, l924

 

The Oldest Lady in Mercer County, Celebrated the Event at Her Home, Jan. 25

 

Mrs. Prudy Ann Goins celebrated her l03rd birthday Friday, Jan. 25 at her home in the southeast part of Princeton.  She is probably the oldest lady in the State.  Although she has attained an age which is seldom reached, she still retains all her mental faculties.  Her memory is wonderful, not only of dates that transpired years ago, but incidents that are happening daily. 

 

She is very jovial and always ready to greet her many friends with a smile.  She carries on a very interesting conversation.

 

"Aunt Prudy," as she is familiarly called, was born twelve miles east of Knoxville, Tennessee where she grew to womanhood, receiving what little education was afforded by the schools of that time, most of which were subscription and lasted only a few months of the year.

 

In 1841, [1850?] she was married to Preston Lee Go-ins.  In 1860, she and her husband, with the Dykes and Brogans, there being fifty-two in the caravan, moved to Mercer County, making the trip overland with oxteams, settling  north of Princeton.  The dwellings of the pio-neers were made of logs with little furniture.  So far as money was concerned, the demand was supplied by wolf scalps and beeswax.  Deer, wild turkey and game of all kinds were plentiful.

 

Mrs. Goins is the mother of nine children.  Those liv-ing are: William Goins and Mrs. J. N. Faulkner, of Princeton, Albert Goins and Jesse Goins, of Kansas City.  She has nine grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

 

Mr. Goins died 48 years ago, and she moved to Prince-ton shortly after his death.  Besides raising her own children, she has raised three other sets of children, one being the children of her sister, and one each for two of her sons.

 

Those who enjoyed the l2 o'clock dinner with her were her husband's cousin, Robert Griffin of Princeton, her daughter-in-law, Mrs. May Walters of Kansas City, Kansas; her granddaughter, Mrs. Pearl Dayer, of Kan-sas City, and her great grandson, Eddie White of Kan-sas City, Mrs. Rachel Ragan of Mercer; Leora Holmes; Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Spencer.

 

The family has always been known for their longevity.  Her father, Richard Cox, lived to be 105 years old and his father was 110.  Her mother died in Princeton at the age of 98 years.

 

She united with the Methodist Church at the age of l5 and feels that  everyone should devote their whole life to Him who doeth all things well.  She told each caller Friday that she wants them to live so they can meet her on the other shore.

 

All day Friday her friends could be seen going to and from the home of "Aunt Prudy" carrying tokens of love and remembrances to this beloved lady.  Over sixty-five persons brought and sent presents which ranged from flowers and fruit, etc., to a dress pattern.  The teachers and their pupils in the grades sent her a lovely miscellaneous shower.

 

She wishes to thank everyone who so kindly remem-bered her.”

 

[From the “Princeton Telegraph.]”

 

[This article was sent to the “Leon Reporter” by the “Princeton Telegraph,” and kindly copied by Nancee [McMurtrey] Seifert, with permission from the “Leon Journal Reporter.”]

                                             ==O==

William B. Goin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Knox County, Enumeration District 82, page 15, Civil District 12:

 

                "Goin,     William B.              25, born in TN in May 1876

                                                                Minnie A.              20, born in TN in May 1880"

                                             ==O==

Mrs. Hester Goines was baptized March 10, 1861 into the First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville, Tennessee, according to "Nineteenth Century Tennessee Church Records" by Byron Sistler.

                                        ==O==

Calvin Goings was married May 1, 1843 to Milly Henderson, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Children born to Calvin Goings and Milly Henderson Goings are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Niss S. Goings was married December 23, 1841 to James M. Pryor, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Sarah J. Goings was married to James M. Pryor December 25, 1841, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Dr. Goins, a surgeon from Tennessee serving in the U. S. Army, was captured by the Confederates and imprisoned in Knoxville, Tennessee, according to "War Department Re­ports" Series II, Volume 5.

 

Dr. K. C. Devine, a Confederate surgeon, wrote a report November 22, 1862 describing the difficulty he had in rejoining his regiment after he had been captured by Union forces.  Following a battle near Perryville, Kentucky Dr. K. C. Devine had stayed behind to care for wounded.  Devine stated that he and a fellow doctor were imprisoned as hostages for a fellow doctor [USA] named "Goins" whom, a citizen, Dr. Hall, reported was in a dungeon on bread and water at Knoxville.  The ill-treatment accorded Dr. Goins was the result of his being a Tennesseean who the Confederates considered a traitor.

                                        ==O==

Albert S. Goins was married December 27, 1885 to Ella A. Reed, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Of Albert S. Goins and Ella A Reed Goins noth­ing more is known.

                                             ==O==

Alice E. Goins was married to Jerry T. Logan November 17, 1881, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Arthur Goins, negro, 12, born in Tennessee, "birth date un­known," was enumerated in the household of his uncle, Thomas Tate in the 1900 census of Knox County, Enumera­tion District 69, page 16, Civil District 2.

                                             ==O==

Bettie Goins was married November 23, 1876 to McMillan P. Sherrod, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Cassie E. Goins was married to Hugh A. Garrett August 1, 1874, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Clinton A. Goins was married to Alice E. Mason July 1, 1875, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Children born to Clinton A. Goins and Alice E. Mason Goins are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Eliza Goins was married to Elihu Boggs August 14, 1862, ac­cording to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Emma Goins was married to Robert Morrison April 11, 1881, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Felix W. Goins was married January 14, 1866 to Martha Maget, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Of Felix W. Goins and Martha Maget Goins nothing more is known.

                                             ==O==

Henry Goins was married August 18, 1894 to Lucy Ferguson, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Children born to Henry Goins and Lucy Ferguson Goins are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Hiley Goins was married to Perry C. Childress July 6, 1899, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Children born to Hiley Goins and Perry C. Childress Goins are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Ibby [Abbie?} A. Goins was married to Ples C. Conner De­cember 7, 1898, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Mar­riages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

J. C. Goins, a veteran of the Fifth-Eighth Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Company F, CSA, was a resident of Knox County in 1914 according to his reply to a questionnaire circulated by the Tennessee Historical Society.

                                        ==O==

James Goins was married to Lucy Johnson July 4, 1890, ac­cording to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Children born to James Goins and Lucy Johnson Goins are unknown.

                                             ==O==

James Goins was married to Bertha E. Scott November 11, 1897, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Of James Goins and Bertha E. Scott Goins noth­ing more is known.

                                             ==O==

John Goins was married August 8, 1897 to Rhoda Badgett, ac­cording to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Of John Goins and Rhoda Badgett Goins nothing more is known.

                                             ==O==

John Thomas Goins and his wife, Lottie Morton Goins were residents of Knox County February 22, 1901 when a daughter,

Carrie Jane Goins was born.  She was married about 1922 to Horace Lee Vowell.  Carrie Jane Goins Vowell died May 8, 1994.  Her obituary appeared in

 

 

 

“Carrie Jane Goins Vowell, 93, of Lake City died Sun-day, May 8, in Lake City Health Care Center, where she has resided several years.

 

Mrs.Vowell was born February 22, 1901, in Knoxville to John Thomas Goins and Lottie Morton Goins. She was a home-maker.  She was a member of Longfield Baptist Church.

 

She was survived by one sister, Ethel Goins Woods of Lake City.  Mrs.Vowell was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Lee Vowell,in 1972 and a son, Claude H. Vowell in 1956. Burial was Tuesday morning at Oak Grove Cemetery.”

                                             ==O==

Joseph Goins was married March 22, 1882 to Harriet Ander­son, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Children born to Joseph Goins and Harriet An­derson Goins are unknown. 

                                             ==O==

Livie Goins was married February 6, 1884 to Jack Strong, ac­cording to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Maggie Goins was married to John Hoss February 10, 1881, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Malvina Goins was married to Thomas Bird April 11, 1835, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                        ==O==

Martha Ann Goins was married February 2, 1873 to John David Weeden, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."x

                                             ==O==

Martha J. Goins was married December 5, 1858 to Samuel Burris, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Mary Goins was married to Henry Evans January 11, 1891, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Mary H. Goins was married to Calvin C. Wallace July 29, 1875, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Matilda A. Goins was married to Shadrick F. Callaway Jan­uary 7, 1866, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Mar­riages, 1784-1900,"

                                             ==O==

Mollie Goins was married to Washington Hall August 7, 1882, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Nancy Goins was married to Jubilee Bradley April 13, 1837, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Jubilee Bradley was born in Virginia in 1808, according to "Dade County Missouri Families" by Dorothy Anderson York. 

 

They removed to Missojuri about 1846.  The family appeared in the 1860 census of Dade County Missouri:

 

                “Bradley,                               Jubilee                                    52, born in VA

                                                                                Nancy

                                                                                William                   18, born in TN

                                                                                Thomas D.             17, born in TN

                                                                                John W.                                 13, born in MO

                                                                                Mary A.                                 10, born in MO

                                                                                Hamilton                                  6, born in MO”

                                             ==O==

Priscilla Jane Goins was married October 24, 1858 to Samuel Larew, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Rebecca P. Goins was married to Temple H. Coram Decem­ber 29, 1867, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Mar­riages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Robert Goins was married to Catharine Hardin June 24, 1889, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Children born to Robert Goins and Catharine Hardin Goins are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Robert Goins was married to Mary Pages September    23, 1896, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Of Robert Goins and Mary Pages Goins nothing more is none.

                                             ==O==

Sam R. Goins and Anna Wilburn Goins were the parents of Hattie Ethel Goins who was born November 5, 1899, according to Jo Ann Pierce of Clinton, Washington, a granddaughter of Hattie Ethel Goins.

                                             ==O==

Sarah Goins was married to Alexander Franklin September 28, 1893, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Shedrick Goins was married January 14, 1868 to Susan Burchell, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Children born to Shedrick Goins and Susan Burchell Goins are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Thomas Goins was married to Sue Davis April 21, 1900, ac­cording to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Of Thomas Goins and sue Davis Goins nothing more is known.

 

Tiney Goins was married to George W. Bailey November 24, 1884, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Tobias Goins was married to Annie Tipton August 24, 1891, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Children born to Tobias Goins and Annie Tipton Goins are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Washington Goins was married to Carrie Brice December 30, 1886, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Children born to Washington Goins and Carrie Brice Goins are unknown.

                                             ==O==

William Goins was married March 2, 1879 to Lottie Bowman, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Three months later James Goins, possibly a brother, was married to Jane Bowman on June 5, 1879.  Lottie Bow­man Goins and Jane Bowman Goins are regarded as sisters.

                                             ==O==

William Goins was married to Ella Bettis June 15, 1887, ac­cording to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Children born to William Goins and Ella Bettis Goins are unknown.

                                             ==O==

William Goins was married to Casander Brokes [{Brooks?] January 22, 1896, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Children born to William Goins and Casander Brokes Goins are unknown.

                                             ==O==

William Goins was married to Minnie Ann Horton October 16, 1898, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Of William Goins and Minnie Ann Horton Goins nothing more is known.

                                             ==O==

George Washington Gowan was a resident of Knoxville about 1880.  He was married about 1884, to Lillie Harvey.  He was living in Redfield, Arkansas in 1885 when their first child was born.  He was living in Commerce, Texas in 1896 when their second child was born.  It is believed that Lillie Harvey Gowan died about this time.

 

On November 17, 1900 George Washington Gowan and his second wife, Sallie R. Gowan received a warranty deed to a lot in Hundley Park Addition, Commerce, according to Hunt County, Texas Deed Book 107, page 293.  On April 15, 1902 George Washington Gowan received a deed to a lot in Commerce from Sanger Bros, according to Hunt County Deed Book 172, page 9.

 

George Washington Gowan and Sallie R. Gowan gave a warranty to J. A. Crawford March 12, 1903 to their property in Hundley Park Addition, according to Hunt County Deed Book 125, page 219.  George Washington Gowan had other real estate transactions in Commerce to the time of his death in 1906.

 

Probate of George Washington Gowan is covered in Hunt County Probate Book J, pages 265, 266, 322, 324, Book 0, pages 294, 299 and Book T, pages 401, 402, and 403.

 

Between the time of his death and the time of the probate Sal­lie R. Gowan had remarried to H. D. Speaks.  On November 18, 1912 Sallie R. Gowan Speaks, "widow of George Washington Gowan" was appointed guardian of the minor children, according to Hunt County Probate Book J, pages 265 and 266.  She posted bond of $1,600.

 

H. D. Speaks took over the management of the estate and on May 10, 1913 sold a residence formerly owned by George Washington Gowan for $1,000 as down payment for "poor land" in Rains County, Texas and later lost it all when the land was sold for the indebtedness against it.  H. D. Speaks died before April 4, 1918.

 

Children born to George Washington Gowan and Lillie Harvey Gowan include:

 

                Lee Edwin Gowan                                                                born in 1888

                Libby Gowan                                                                                        born October 12, 1896

 

Children born to George Washington Gowan and Sallie R. Gowan include:

 

                Neville Otto "Frank" Gowan                              born in 1901

                Lillian J. "Libby" Gowan                     born May 23, 1904

                Julia Gowan                                                                                           born about 1908

                B. J. Gowan                                                                                           born about 1910

 

Lee Edwin Gowan, son of George Washington Gowan and Lillie Harvey Gowan, was born at Redfield, Arkansas in 1888.  He received a 1/20 interest in 10 acres of land in Orange County, Texas March 4, 1909 from J. P. Eddleman, according to Orange County Deed Book 5, page 298.

 

He received a deed from M. L. Linscomb April 5, 1910 to four acres of land in Shelton Survey for $2,200, according to Orange County Deed Book 3, page 506.  About 1912 he was married to Lillian Olive Harris, a teacher, who was born at Cooper, Texas in 1888.  Lee Edwin Gowan and Lillian Olive Harris Gowan received a deed from W. B. Simmons, Jr. and a release from W. H. Stark in connection with the land he pur­chased in Shelton Survey, according to Orange County Deed Book 15, page 189, page 471.

 

In 1915 Lee Edwin Gowan was the manager of a lumber yard at Checotah, Oklahoma and lived at 612 West First Street there.

 

Lee Edwin Gowan received a deed from D. M. Matthews July 3, 1920, according to Palo Pinto County, Texas Deed Book 104, page 369.  He and Lillian Alice Harris Gowan gave a deed of trust to Matthews for a lot in Slaughter & Barber Ad­dition to the city of Mineral Wells, Texas, according to Palo Pinto County Deed of Trust Book 20, page 564.

 

Lee Edwin Gowan received a release on real estate from R. E. Good, June 14, 1922, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 117, page 535.  Lee Edwin Gowan and Lillian Alice Har­ris Gowan received an extension on property in Mineral Wells from O. L. Swift July 1, 1922, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 115, page 539.

 

Lee Edwin Gowan was married to Miss Emma Francis McGe­hee July 3, 1924, according to Palo Pinto County Mar­riage Book 7, page 53.  In 1925 Lee Edwin Gowan, a sales­man for Packard-Scruggs Com­pany, and Emma Francis McGehee Gowan, lived at 1572 Lipscomb Avenue in Wichita Falls, Texas, ac­cording to the city directory.  In 1926 he ap­peared in the Wichita Falls directory as a salesman for Lloyd Weaver Company, residing at 1804 Monroe.

 

He gave a lease contract on his residence in Mineral Wells to H. B. Chaney January 9, 1926, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 135, page 592.

 

In 1926 Lee Edwin Gowan was listed in the Abilene, Texas city directory living at 300 Grape.  In 1928 he appeared living in Abilene, and his wife, at that time was Ola Epley Gowan.  They lived at 416 Or­ange according to the directory.  On April 13, 1928 Ola Epley Gowan received a deed from A. E. Pool for a lot in Abilene, consideration was $1,000.

 

In 1929 Lee Edwin Gowan was listed in the city directory as secretary-treasurer of Carothers Motors, Inc. and lived at 1134 South 8th Street.  In 1931 through 1935 Lee Edwin Gowan was listed as president of Gowan Motors, a DeSoto-Plymouth agency operating at 1390 North First Street, and lived at 517 Grape.  Ola Epley Gowan was listed as vice-president of the corporation.  In 1934 and 1935 his residence was shown at 1641 Belmont.

 

On May 19, 1937 Lee Edwin Gowan and Ola Epley Gowan gave a deed of trust to Standard Savings & Loan Association in Abilene in the purchase of a residence according to Taylor County Deed Book 113, page 347.  In 1942 through 1944 they lived at 1918 South 9th Street in Abilene.

 

In 1946 he was listed in the city directory as the owner of Gowan Real Estate, and lived at 390 Meander.  In 1948 the real estate firm was listed as Gowan and Sloan Real Estate.  In the 1951 and 1953 editions of the directory Lee Edwin Gowan was the owner of Gowan Real Estate and lived at 1718 Bel­mont.

 

Lee Edwin Gowan continued in the real estate business, ac­cording to the 1955 city directory, which showed him to live at 1035 Amarillo.  In 1969 he received a deed of trust from William L. Burke to property in Cason Cove, according to Brown County, Texas Deed of Trust Book 140, page 194.

 

Children born to Lee Edwin Gowan and Lillian Alice Harris Gowan include:

 

                Carrie Bess Gowan                                                               born November 27, 1915

 

Carrie Bess Gowan, daughter of Lee Edwin Gowan and Lil­lian Alice Harris Gowan, was born November 27, 1915 at Checotah, Oklahoma.  In 1931 she was listed in the Abilene city directory living in the home of her father at 517 Grape.  Her birth record was recorded October 19, 1948 in Lubbock County, Texas, ac­cording to Lubbock County Birth Book 19, page 272.  In 1935 she was a student at the University of Texas living in the Scot­tish Rite Dormitory, according to the Austin, Texas city direc­tory.

 

Libbie Gowan, daughter of George Washington Gowan and Lillie Harvey Gowan, was born October 12, 1896 in Fannin County, according to Fannin County Birth Book 23, page 1262.  It is believed that both she and mother died shortly af­terwards.

 

Children born to George Washington Gowan and Sallie R. Gowan include:

 

                Neville Otto Gowan                                                                                             born in 1901

 

Neville Otto "Frank" Gowan son of George Washington Gowan and Sallie R. Gowan, was born in 1901 at Commerce.  He was first married about 1930, wife's name Lucille.  Later he lived at Wapanucki, Oklahoma and at Atoka, Oklahoma.

 

He was employed by Rock Island Railroad for 43 years.  "Mr. Harrison of Clinton, Oklahoma" was mentioned as a cousin to Neville Otto "Frank" Gowan.  On May 17, 1958 he was married to Mrs. Sylvia Didier and lived at 1029 West 6th Street, Elk City, Oklahoma, according to Wheeler County, Texas Marriage License 69898.

 

Neville Otto "Frank" Gowan died on Thanksgiving Day, 1970.  Sylvia Didier Gowan continued to lived in Elk City in September 1971 when she was visited by Arlee Claud Gowen.

 

Children born to Neville Otto "Frank" Gowan and Lucille Gowan include:

 

                Wynona Lee Gowan                                                                            born in 1926

 

Wynona Lee Gowan, daughter of Neville Otto "Frank" Gowan and Lucille Gowan, was born about 1926.  She was married June 6, 1945 to John Horace Stringer in Elk City, ac­cording to Beckham County, Oklahoma Marriage Book 24, page 163.  Wynona Gowan Stringer was married second, hus­band's name Leleune.  In 1971 Wynona Gowan Stringer Leleune lived at Duncan, Oklahoma.

 

Children born to George Washington Gowan and Sallie R. Gowan include:

 

                Lillian J. "Libbie" Gowan                                                    born May 23, 1904

                Julia Gowan                                                                                                                           born about 1908

                B. J. Gowan                                                                                                                           born about 1910

 

Lillian J. "Libbie" Gowan, daughter of George Washington Gowan and Sallie R. Gowan, was born May 23, 1904 at Com­merce, according to Hunt County Birth Book 1, page 120.

 

She was married September 23, 1916 to D. O. Whaley, ac­cording to Hunt County Marriage Book S, page 179.  They lived at Bonham, Texas on April 4, 1918.  She died in 1970 at McAllister, Oklahoma.

 

Julia Gowan, daughter of George Washington Gowan and Sal­lie R. Gowan, was born at Commerce about 1908.  She was mentioned in the probate of her father's will in 1912, 1913 and 1918.

 

B. J. Gowan, son of George Washington Gowan and Sallie R. Gowan, was born at Commerce about 1910.  He was men­tioned as deceased in the probate proceedings of his father in 1918.

                                             ==O==

Julia Ella Gowan was married to Samuel E. Lowrance on Octo­ber 12, 1899 in Knox County, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900.".

                                             ==O==

R. Wilson Gowan was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Knox County, Enu­meration District 58, page 16:

 

                "Gowan,                 R. Wilson              55, born in NC in August 1844

                                                                                Ella                          55, born in IN in October 1844

                                             ==O==

Richard N. Gowan also listed as Richard W. Gowan, re­ceived Tennessee state Confederate Pension No. 10564 for service in the Forty-Second North Carolina Infantry Regi­ment.  He was living in Knox County in 1915.

                                             ==O==

W. T. Gowan was married to Susie Cheatman December 29, 1894 in Knox County.  W. V. Newman was the bondsman.  Of W. T. Gowan and Susie Cheatham Gowan nothing more is known.

                                             ==O==

William Gowan was listed as the head of a household enu­merated in the 1850 census of Knox County, Household No. 563-563:

 

                "Gowan,                 William                   60, born in Maryland, farmer,

                                                                                                                                                $2,000 real estate

                                                                Mary                                      54, born in TN

                                                                Sarah                                      26, born in TN

                                                                Margarett                              23, born in TN

                                                                Robert                    18, born in TN, farmer,

                                                                                                                                                attending school

                                                                Mary Ann             15, born in TN

                                                                William                   13, born in TN"

                                             ==O==

William T. Gowan, age 24, was married to Ellen G. Salmon, age 21 June 13, 1899 in Knox County.  R. A. McClure was the bondsman.  William T. Gowan was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Knox County, Enumeration District 58, page 16, living on Cumberland Street in Knoxville:

 

                "Gowan,                 William T.              25, born in NE in September 1874

                                                                E. Gertrude            23, born in Eng. in January 1877"

 

Children born to William T. Gowan and Ellen Gertrude Salmon Gowan are unknown.

                                        ==O==

John Gowans was listed as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Knox County, Household No. 608-608:

 

                "Gowans,               John                                       60, born in Maryland, farmer

                                                                Elizabeth                                50, born in TN

                                                                Sarah R.                 24, born in TN

                                                                Latica Ann            20, born in TN

                                                                Narcisia Bell          15, born in TN

                                                                Ailsey                                    12, born in TN

                                                                Joseph                                   0, born in TN

                                                                Mahala                     8, born in TN

                                                                Malinda                   8, born in TN

                Smith,                     William                   10, born in TN

                                                                James                                       8, born in TN

                                                                Catherine                                 5, born in TN"

                                        ==O==

Adeline Gowens negro, was married to John Russell July 28, 1859, according to "Knox County, Ten­nessee Marriages" by Rosco Carlisle d`Armand and Virginia Carlisle.

                                             ==O==


 

KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE--B

 

Daniel Gowin was married December 23, 1839 to Maria Cole, according to "Knox County Tennessee, Marriages. 1784-1900"  "Daniel Gowns", a blind man, was listed as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Knox County, Household No. 561:

 

                "Gowns,                 Daniel                                                     52, born in VA, blind, cooper

                                                                Mariah                                   60, born in NC

                                                                William B. A.                         21, born in NC"

 

Children born to Daniel Gowin and Maria Cole Gowin include:

 

                William B. A. Gowin                                                                            born about 1829

                                             ==O==

Jesse Harrison Gowin was born about 1840 in Knoxville, Tennessee, according to a tradition in the family of Mary R. McKenney, Foundation member of Dallas, Texas.  About 1860 he was married to Sarah Jane Hicks who was born in April 1843, and in 1862, they lived in Loudon County, Tennessee where a son was born.

 

Shortly afterward, Jesse Harrison Gowin enlisted in Confederate service, died during the Civil War and was buried at Biloxi, Mississippi, according to a family legend.  "Harrison H. Gowen" served as a private in the 26th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Company I.  "J. Gowens" served as a private in Company C, 28th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment.  Kenneth Sid­ney Reeves, a descendant of Oklahoma City reports that he has been told that Jesse Harrison Gowin was a schoolteacher and was killed in his classroom during the Civil War.

 

Sarah Jane Hicks Gowin was remarried to Robert R. Redpath who removed to Richland County, Illinois about 1868.  They were enumerated in the 1870 census of Marion County at Omega, Illinois and reappeared in the 1880 census.  By 1900, Sarah Jane Hicks Gowin Redpath was in Aurora Township, Lawrence County, Missouri, living near her youngest son, Bert Redpath who was enumerated with David Corliss and Amanda Robertson Corliss.  Amanda Robertson Corliss was a sister to Sarah Ann "Sally" Robertson Gowin.

 

Children born to Jesse Harrison Gowin and Sarah Jane Hicks Gowin include only one known son:

 

                Jesse Harrison Gowin, Jr.                    born July 28, 1862

 

Jesse Harrison Gowin, Jr, son of Jesse Harrison Gowin and Sarah Jane Hicks Gowin, was born July 28, 1862 in Loudon County.  He was taken to Marion County, Illinois about 1867 by his stepfather.  He was married about 1887 in Seymour, Missouri to Sarah Ann "Sallie" Robertson.  She was born February 27, 1871 at Lebanon, Missouri in Laclede County to William Robertson and Sarah Jane Fetters Robertson.

 

In 1893 they lived in Lawrence County, Missouri and by 1895 were back in Laclede County.  They removed to Muskogee County, Oklahoma about 1902 and lived their until their deaths.  He died about 1939 of a heart attack and was buried in Muskogee County.  When she died, she was buried beside her husband.

 

Children born to Jesse Harrison Gowin, Jr. and Sarah Ann "Sallie" Robertson Gowin include:

 

                Charles Dottson Gowin                                       born May 24, 1889

                John Roy Gowin                                                                   born December 7, 1890

                Mabel Melissa Gowin                                         born July 5, 1893

                Edith Clara Gowin                                                                born July 12, 1895

                Jessie Flossie Gowin                                                           born November 6, 1897

                Edward Guy Gowin                                                              born December 22, 1900

                Nettie Gladys Gowin                                                            born July 27, 1902

                Alta Marie Gowin                                                 born September 15, 1905

                Bert Gowin                                                                                            born June 4, 1908

                George Richard Gowin                                        born March 30, 1911

 

Charles Dottson Gowin, son of Jesse Harrison Gowin, Jr. and Sarah Ann "Sallie" Robertson Gowin, was born May 24, 1899 in Missouri.  He was married about 1922, wife's name Della.  He was later remarried, wife's name Minnie.  He died April 12, 1953 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.  Children born to Charles Dottson Gowin, Della Gowin and Minnie Gowin are unknown.

 

John Roy Gowin, son of Jesse Harrison Gowin, Jr. and Sarah Ann "Sallie" Robertson Gowin, was born December 7, 1890 in Missouri.  He died there January 1, 1947.

 

Mabel Melissa Gowin, daughter of Jesse Harrison Gowin, Jr. and Sarah Ann "Sallie" Robertson Gowin, was born July 5, 1893 at Aurora, Missouri, in Lawrence County.  She was mar­ried about 1913 to Dan Johnson.  Later she was remarried to Vernon L. Knapp.  She died September 4, 1970 in Tulsa, Okla­homa.

 

Edith Clara Gowin, daughter of Jesse Harrison Gowin, Jr. and Sarah Ann "Sallie" Robertson Gowin, was born July 12, 1895 at Lebanon, Missouri.  She was married June 1, 1914 to Guy W. Griffith.  She died October 14, 1984.

 

Jessie Flossie Gowin, daughter of Jesse Harrison Gowin, Jr. and Sarah Ann "Sallie" Robertson Gowin, was born November 6, 1897 in Missouri.  She was married about 1918 to Stephen Brown.  She was remarried to William Sidney Reeves.

 

Children born to William Sidney Reeves and Jessie Flossie Gowin Reeves include:

 

                Kenneth Sidney Reeves                                     born about 1926

 

Kenneth Sidney Reeves, son of William Sidney Reeves and Jessie Flossie Gowin, Reeves was born about 1926, place un­known.  He was married about 1949, wife's name Joyce.  In 1997 they lived in Oklahoma City where they as Foundation members are active in the research of their family history.  It is through their courtesy that much of the information in this sec­tion appears.

 

Edward Guy Gowin, son of Jesse Harrison Gowin, Jr. and


 

Sarah Ann "Sallie" Robertson Gowin, was born December 22, 1899.  He was enumerated in the 1900 census.  He was married about 1922 to Naomi Ward Allen.  He died December 15, 1962.  Children born to Edward Guy Gowin and Naomi Ward AllenGowin are unknown.

 

Nettie Gladys Gowin, daughter of Jesse Harrison Gowin, Jr. and Sarah Ann "Sallie" Robertson Gowin, was born July 27, 1902 in Muskogee.  She was married about 1931 to William Meeks.  She died in Tulsa January 9, 1993.

 

Alta Marie Gowin, daughter of Jesse Harrison Gowin, Jr. and Sarah Ann "Sallie" Robertson Gowin, was born September 15, 1905 in Oklahoma.  She was married about 1923 to Jack Kelly.  Later she was remarried to Ernest Cobb.  She died January 15, 1940.

 

Bert Gowin, son of Jesse Harrison Gowin, Jr. and Sarah Ann "Sallie" Robertson Gowin, was born June 4, 1908 in Muskogee.  He was married about 1931, wife's name Grace.  Later he was remarried, wife's name Zelma.  He died in March 1972.  Children born to Bert Gowin, Grace Gowin and Zelma Gowin are unknown.

 

George Richard Gowin, son of Jesse Harrison Gowin, Jr. and Sarah Ann "Sallie" Robertson Gowin, was born March 30, 1911 in Oklahoma.  He was married about 1934 to Mae Wilburton.  He died May 3, 1995.  Children born to George Richard Gowin and Mae Wilburton Gowin are unknown.

 

"George Richard Gowin," age 84, "retired from Sheffield Steel," died in 1995, according to the "Tulsa World."  He was buried at Collinsville, Oklahoma.

                                             ==O==

Ritter Gowin was married to John Roddy January 18, 1839 in Knox County, according to Knox County, Tennessee Marriages,1784-1900."  Jesse R. Brock was the bondsman.  Jesse R. Brock was also the bondsman for the wedding of Daniel Gowin to Maria Cole December 23, 1839 in Knox County.

 

John Roddy was mentioned as a landowner in Spartanburg County, South Carolina in the will of Major John "Buck" Gowen written November 10, 1809.

 

Goan Morgan was married to Malinda Nevilles December 27, 1797 in Knox County, according to the research of Ryan D. Neaveill of Champaign, Illinois.

 

Researchers:

 

                Mary R. McKenney, 3421 Amherst, Dallas, TX, 75225, 214/691-5384

                Kenneth Sidney & Joyce Reeves, 621 SW 32nd, Oklahoma City, OK, 73109,

                                405/634-8977

 

 

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gowenrf

 

 

The bible, in the possession of Mattie Lou Gowan Lane of Memphis, Tennessee, records that James Marion Gowan died February 29, 1932.  He, a farmer, died of pneumonia at age 70, according to Tennessee DVS Death Certificate No. 5429.  He was buried at Booneville, according to Mrs. Sterling Mills, informant of Fayetteville.

 

Mary Matilda Thompson Buntley Gowan died "sitting in her chair" in her home in Mimosa May 31, 1938, according to Ten­nessee DVS Death Certificate No.10409.  She was buried be­side her husband, ac­cording to her daughter, Bettie Eliza­beth Gowan Mills, informant of Fayetteville.

 

In another volume of bible inscriptions, complied by Wilma Swing, Ruth C. Morgan, Lee Hudson, Pamela Joy Swing and Mattie Lou Gowan Lane, several individuals of interest to Gowen chroniclers are mentioned.

 

Children born to James Marion Gowan and Mary Matilda Thompson Buntley Gowan include:

 

                Jacob Hirman Gowan                                           born May 6, 1883

                James William Gowan                                          born September 12, 1884

                Bettie Elizabeth Gowan                                       born April 6, 1888

                Mattie Lou Gowan                                                               born October 7, 1889

                Berry Curlee Gowan                                                             born November 8, 1894

                Annie Jane Gowan                                                               born December 12, 1896

                Samuel Hipps Gowan                                          born February 8, 1902

                Ena May Gowan                                                                   born December 9, 1904

 

Jacob Hirman Gowan, son of James Marion Gowan and Mary Matilda Thompson Buntley Gowan, was born May 6, 1883 probably in Lincoln County.  He did not marry.

 

James William Gowan, son of James Marion Gowan and Mary Matilda Thompson Buntley Gowan, was born Septem­ber 12, 1884, probably in Lincoln County.  He was married to Ruthie Warden August 15, 1907.

 

Children born to James William Gowan and Ruthie Warden Gowan include:

 

                Harold Gowan                                       born about 1909

                Katherine Gowan                                 born about 1911

                Forrest Gowan                                      born about 1914

 

Bettie Elizabeth Gowan, daughter of James Marion Gowan and Mary Matilda Thompson Buntley Gowan, was born April 6, 1888.  She was married December 30, 1907 to Ster­ling Mills.  In 1938 they lived at Fayetteville

 

Mattie Lou Gowan, daughter of James Marion Gowan and Mary Matilda Thompson Buntley Gowan, was born October 7, 1889.  She was married to Ezell Lane August 30, 1900.  Later Mattie Lou Gowan Lane lived in Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Berry Curlee Gowan, son of James Marion Gowan and Mary Matilda Thompson Buntley Gowan, was born November 8, 1894.  He did not marry.  He died March 5, 1930, at age 35 "of cerebro spinal meningitis," according to his Tennessee BVS Death Certificate No. 6294, signed by T. A. Patrick, M.D.  He was buried in Booneville Cemetery, according to Sam Gowan of Mulberry, Tennessee, informant

 

An unnamed infant daughter of Sam Gowan was born February 8, 1910 and died the following day, according to Tennessee Death Certificate No. 54368.

 

The tombstone at the grave of Berry Curlee Gowan erroneously states that he was the "son of A. Berry Gowan and Ophia Faulkner Gowan."  A. Berry Gowan was born August 10, 1865.

 

"A. B. Gowan" was married to S. E. Hudson October 15, 1892, according to Lincoln County Marriage Book 2, page 69.  Apparently Mrs. S. E. Hudson Gowan died within the decade.  A. Berry Gowan was remarried September 14, 1901 to Ophia Faulkner by J. E. Poindexter, Court Clerk, according to Lincoln County Marriage Book 3, page 74.

 

Also located in Booneville Cemetery are the graves of "A. Berry Gowan, born August 10, 1865, died May 11, 1945;" "Ophia Faulkner Gowan, born April 14, 1880, died August 15, 1938;" "Mary B. Gowan, 1865-1938" and "D. Ernest Gowan, born February 4, 1910 and died April 15, 1950."

 

Children born to A. Berry Gowan and Ophia Faulkner Gowan, according to "Lincoln County, Tennessee Bible Records," Volume 4, by Mabel Abbott Tucker and Jane Warren Waller, include:

 

                William Cowden Gowan                                      born December 3, 1904

 

William Cowden Gowan, son of A. Berry Gowan and Ophia Faulkner Gowan was born December 3, 1904 in Lincoln County.  He was married December 11, 1927 to Mildred Adana Smith, who was born April 25, 1909.

 

Children born to William Cowden Gowan and Mildred Adana Smith Gowan include:

 

                Hirman Cowden Gowan                                      born March 20, 1935

 

Hirman Cowden Gowan, son of William Cowden Gowan and Mildred Adana Smith Gowan was born March 20, 1935.  He was married December 23, 1962 to Linda Faye Brown.  Of Hirman Cowden Gowan and Linda Faye Brown Gowan and de­scendants nothing more is known.

 

Annie Jane Gowan, daughter of James Marion Gowan and Mary Matilda Thompson Buntley Gowan, was born Decem­ber 12, 1896, probably in Lincoln County.  She was married to William C. Robyn in 1921.

 

Apparently Annie Jane Gowan was married earlier to Everett Bedwell because they were the parents of Mabel Bedwell, who was born September 11, 1912.

 

Samuel Hipps Gowan, son of James Marion Gowan and Mary Matilda Thompson Buntley Gowan, was born February 8, 1902.  He was married to Mary Louise Little August 9, 1923.

 

Children born to Samuel Hipps Gowan and Mary Louise Lit­tle Gowan include:

 

                Evelyn Louise Gowan                                         born September 29, 1924

 

Evelyn Louise Gowan, daughter of Samuel Hipps Gowan and Mary Louise Little Gowan, was born September 29, 1924.  She was married to James David Lane August 21, 1950.

 

Ena Mae Gowan, daughter of James Marion Gowan and Mary Matilda Thompson Buntley Gowan, was born December 8, 1904, probably in Lincoln County.  She was married to Charles Holland June 9, 1930.

 

According to another bible owned by Lee Hudson, Mimosa Road, Fayetteville, Tennessee, Mattie Francis Gowan was married to William Bell Hudson July 10, 1877.  She was born in Lincoln County December 24, 1859.  William Bell Hudson was later married to Alice L. Thomison November 8, 1896.

                                        ==O==

James D. Gowan was married to Maggie Daniel January 22, 1872, according to Lincoln County marriage records.  Children born to James D. Gowan and Maggie Daniel Gowan are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Gary H. Gowan, son of Sam Gowan and Mary Prosser Gowan, was born March 8, 1864 in Tennessee.  In 1929 he was farming near Mimosa, Tennessee in Lincoln County.  He died there of "heart trouble, with no physician attending," ac­cording to Ten­nessee BVS Death Certificate 27289.  He was buried there in Prosser Graveyard, according to Jim Gowan, informant of Fayetteville.

                                             ==O==

Mattie F. Gowan was married to W. B. Hudson July 10, 1877 in Lincoln County according to Tennessee Marriage records (1851-1900).

==O==

Nancy Ann Gowan was married to Benjamin Bedford November 21, 1855 in Lincoln County according to Tennessee Marriage records (1851-1900).

==O==

S. H. Gowan was married to Mattie Raney December 3, 1891 in Lincoln County according to Tennessee Marriage records (1851-1900).

                                             ==O==

Daniel H. Gowen was married September 10, 1841 to Mary Ann Myrick by John Moore, J. P, according to "Lincoln County, Tennessee Marriages, 1823-1850."  Children born to Daniel H. Gowen and Mary Ann Myrick Gowen are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Mary Ann Gowen, a widow, appeared in the 1880 census of Lincoln County as the head of a household in Enumeration District 123, page 30, Fayetteville District 8, enumerated as:

 

                "Gowen,                 Mary Ann                             36, born in TN, father born in

                                                                                                                                                TN, mother born in TN,

                                                                                                                                                common laborer, illiterate"

                                                                Dovey E.                                  3, born in TN, father born in

                                                                                                                                                TN, mother born in TN,

                                                                                                                                                daughter

                                                                Dilmer          10/12, born in TN, father born in

                                                                                                                                                TN, mother born in TN, son,

                                                                                                                                                born in July"

 

Children born to Mrs. Mary Ann Gowen include:

 

                Dovey E. Gowen                                                                  born about 1877

                Dilmer Gowen                                                                       born about 1879

                                             ==O==

S. H. Gowan was married to Mattie Ramsey December 2, 1891, according to Lincoln marriage Records.  "S. H. Gowen" was involved in land transactions in Lincoln County September 9, 1901 and October 7, 1907, according to Lincoln County Deed Book JJ, pages 73 and 386.  He deeded 72 acres of land to John A. Keith for $880.  Children born to S. H. Gowan and Mattie Ramsey Gowan are unknown.

==O==

Frances Gowen was married to Merdica Reed January 6, 1870 in Lincoln County according to Tennessee Marriage records (1851-1900).

                                             ==O==

Hamilton Gowen was married to Frances Prosser January 4, 1859 in Lincoln County according to Tennessee Marriage records (1851-1900).

                                             ==O==

J. C. Gowen was married to Miss S. D. McAfee September 16, 1893, according to Lincoln County marriage records.

                                             ==O==

Samuel E. Gowen was married Mary E. Prosser April 19, 1859 in Lincoln County according to Tennessee Marriage records (1851-1900).  Nothing more is known of Samuel E. Gowen and Mary E. Prosser Gowen.

                                               ==O==

Buried in Porch Cemetery at Bookhill, Tennessee was "W. H. C. Gowen."  No dates were given on his headstone.  Adjoining were the graves of "William H. Porch, died Sep. 1870" and "Pheby" whose grave was marked with a fieldstone, according to "Cemetery Inscriptions of Lincoln County, Tennessee."

 

LOUDON COUNTY, TENNESSEE

 

Virginia Goins was born July 2, 1920.  She died May 28, 1963 and was buried in Davis Cemetery in Loudon County.  James Albert Goins was born July 27, 1915.  He died January 25, 1928 and was buried in Davis Cemetery.

 

MADISON COUNTY, TENNESSEE

 

Carl Gowan died in 1911 in Madison County according to “Tennessee Deaths,” record number 60187.

                                             ==O==

Mary Gowan, regarded as a widow, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Madison County:

 

                "Gowan, Mary                      47, born in Tennessee

                                                                Martha   23, born in Arkansas

                                                                Ella                          18, born in Tennessee

                                                                Ada                        12, born in Tennessee

                                                                Lutha                        8, born in Tennessee"

                                             ==O==

Mary E. Gowan died in 1911 in Madison County according to “Tennessee Deaths,” records number 60191.

                                             ==O==

Mary Susan Gowan was married to William Andrew Poteete May 29, 1870 in Madison County according to Tennessee Marriage Records [1851-1900].

                                             ==O==

Robert Gowan and his wife, Etta Gowan were believed to be residents of Madison County about 1890.  Children born to them include:

 

                James Roscoe Gowan                          born about 1890

 

James Roscoe Gowan, son of Robert Gowan and Etta Gowan, was born about 1890, probably in Madison County.  He was married in 1914 in Carroll County to Murlene Marion Wood, daughter of Lonnie Wood, born 1876 and Addie Stubbs Wood.  Lonnie Wood died in 1940 and was buried in Friendship Cemetery in Gibson County, Tennessee.  Addie Stubbs Wood was born in 1878 and died in 1964.  She was buried beside her husband.

 

James Roscoe Gowan died in July 1967 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Milan, Tennessee.

 

Later she was remarried, husband’s name Bailey.  Murlene Marion Wood Gowen Bailey died in January 1976 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery at Milan, Tennessee

 

Children born to James Roscoe Gowan and Murlene Marion Wood Gowan include:

 

                Frances Patricia Gowan                       born October 12, 1917

                Maudene Gowan [twin]                      born about 1920

                Maurene Gowan [twin]                       born about 1920

 

Frances Patricia Gowan, daughter of James Roscoe Gowan and Marion M. Wood Gowan, was born October 12, 1917 in Jackson, Tennessee.  Frances Patricia Gowan Black Bixler died in 1953 at Dallas, Texas and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Milan, Tennessee, according to Brenda Black McCaskill, her granddaughter..

                                             ==O==

Pleasant Gowan was married to Mary A. E. Harris July 30, 1849, according to "Madison County, Tennessee Marriages, 1827-1850."  Children born to Pleasant Gowan and Mary A. E. Harris Gowan are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Lillie Gowen, "age 24, born in December 1875 in South Carolina" and "Margurite Gowen, "age 6, born in March 1894 in Indiana" were recorded as lodgers with Susan Ellen Fryer in the 1900 census of Carroll County, Enumeration District 138, page 8.

                                             ==O==

Mary Gowen was married to Lemuel Day July 26, 1849, according to "Madison County, Tennessee Marriages, 1827-1850."

                                             ==O==

A negro, William Gowin, age 18, a servant born in Tennessee, whose parents were born in Tennessee, was living in the Household of Mary A. Johnson in the 1880 census of Carroll County, Enumeration District 18, page 5.

 

MARION COUNTY, TENNESSEE

 

Daniel Goin was enumerated as the head of Household No. 444-444, Seventh Civil District in the 1850 census of Marion County.  The family was enumerated as:

 

                "Goin,     Daniel                     53, born in NC, farmer, illiterate

                                                Charlotte                40, born in TN

                                                Daniel                     18, born in Tennessee, farmer

                                                Malinda 14, born in TN

                                                Lucinda  11, born in Tennessee

                                                John                         8, born in TN

                                                Martha     5, born in TN

                                                Charlotte                  3, born in TN

                Goin,       Elizabeth                30, born in TN

                                                Daniel                       5, born in TN

                                                Nancy                      2, born in TN"

                                             ==O==

Andrew J. Going was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Marion County, Enumeration District 96, page 14, Civil District 12:

 

                "Going,  Andrew J.              48, born in December 1851 in TN

                                                                Millie R.                 46, born in March 1854 in TN"

                                             ==O==

Mrs. Essie Ware Goins died November 24, 1985 at South Pittsburg, Tennessee.  She was born in 1901 in Alabama to Joseph Ware and Ellen Landers Quarles Ware.  Ellen Landers Quarles was the daughter of Francis Quarles and Delia Summey.  Essie Ware was married to Lee Goins about 1919.

                                             ==O==

Maude Goins, aunt of John Lee Bray II, recorded the following birth records in her bible.  They were submitted October 24, 2000 by Linda Bray York who reported that her father was married to Laura Goins, daughter of Madge Irwin Goins.  She also mentioned that Rhoda Caroline Goins, daughter of John Goins [below] of Marion County, was married to Joseph Eaton Beaty.  Many of this family were buried in Rankin’s Cove Cemetery in Jasper, Tennessee.

 

Bible entries were:

 

                John Goins                                                                            born June 5, 1865

                Thomas Goins                                                      born August 25, 1869

                Mary Goins                                                                           born February 24, 1871

                Susan Goins                                                                          born July 17, 1876

                Martha June Goins                                              born December 1, 1879

                                                                                                                                                died December 7, 1881

                Nancy Goins                                                                         born June 29, 1881

                Eliza Goins                                                                             born January 7, 1873

                Shirley Goins                                                                        born February 10, 1876

                William Albert Goins                           born March 14, 1878

                James Goins                                                                          born January 25, 1878

               

 

 

 

William Goins was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Marion County.  His household was recorded as:

 

                "Goins, William                    white male             30-40

                                                                                                                white female          30-40

                                                                                                                white female          10-15

                                                                                                                white male               5-10

                                                                                                                white female            5-10

                                                                                                                white male               0-5

                                                                                                                white male               0-5

                                                                                                                white male               0-5"

                                             ==O==

Three young men, apparently brothers, composed Household 41-41, 4th Civil District in Marion County, Tennessee in the 1870 census.  The enumeration taken on August 8, 1870, page 6, showed Jasper, Tennessee as the post office address of:

 

                "Gowen, Alexander                              20, farm laborer, born in TN

                                                                David                                     18, farm laborer, born in TN,

                                                                                                                                                illiterate

                                                                George W.             16, farm laborer, born in TN

 

MARSHALL COUNTY, TENNESSEE

 

Mary Ann Gowen was married to Thomas Smith March 15, 1846, according to "Marshall County, Tennessee Marriages, 1836-1870."

                                               ==O==

Samuel W. McGowan was married February 27, 1879 to Dillie T. Shupe, according to Marshall County marriage records.  Children born to Samuel W. McGowan and Dillie T. Shupe McGowan are unknown.

 

 

 

 

 

  Gowen Research Foundation                                 Phone:806/795-8758, 795-9694

  5708 Gary Avenue                                                          E-mail: gowen@sbcglobal.net

  Lubbock, Texas, 79413-4822                  GOWENMS.112, 01/09/02

Internet: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gowenrf

 

 

 

 

 

Membership Application

 

Gowen Research Foundation                       806/795-8758 or 795-9694

5708 Gary Avenue                                     E-mail: gowen@sbcglobal.net

Lubbock, Texas, 79413                                            

                                                                                               

Website: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gowenrf

 

I enclose payment as indicated below for

[  ] New Membership,

[  ] Renewal Membership

in Gowen Research Foundation.

 

$15          [  ] Member

$25          [  ] Contributing Member

$100        [  ] Sustaining Member

 

  [  ] Please E-mail a sample copy of the Electronic Newsletter to the family

      researcher(s) listed on sheet attached.

 

  [  ] Please send Gift Membership(s) as indicated above to individual(s)

      listed on sheet attached.

 

  Name(s)_________________________________________

 

  Address______________________Phone_______________

 

  City________________State_____Zip________[+4]______

 

  E-mail Address____________________________________

 

HENDERSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE

 

Sarah Going[?] appeared as the head of Household 95-76 in the 1850 census of Henderson County:

 

                "Going[?],              Sarah                      70, born in NC

                                                                Cynthia  38, born in TN

                                                                Minerva 35"

                                             ==O==

William C. Gowan was enumerated in the 1840 census of Henderson County, page 327 as the head of a household composed of:

 

                "Gowan, William C.              white male             50-60

                                                                                                                white female          50-60

                                                                                                                white female          20-30

                                                                                                                white male             15-20

                                                                                                                white male             15-20

                                                                                                                white male               5-10

                                                                                                                white male               5-10"

 

One transcriber showed the name of the householder as "William H. Gowan."  Three members of the family were en­gaged in agriculture.  All members over 20 could read and write.  There were no deaf, blind, pensioners or insane.

 

HENRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE

 

Cora Goin was married to Samie Egman June 11, 1898 in Henry County according to Tennessee Marriage records (1851-1900).  Nothing more is known of Samie Egman and Cora Goin Egman.

==O==

Louise Gowan was born about 1812 in South Carolina [or Vir­ginia] of parents unknown, according to Jenny Lou Penick Garner, a great-great-granddaughter of Decatur, Georgia.  Louise Gowan was married about 1830 in South Carolina to William Roland Altom/Altum.  By 1835 they were living in Henry County.  He died about 1905.

 

Children born to William Roland Altom and Louise Gowan Altom include:

 

                Evaline Altom                                                                                                       born about 1831

                Emily Louise Altom                                                                                             born July 27, 1835

                Frances Altom                                                                                                      born about 1841

                Martha Jane Altom                                                                                              born about 1843

                Milton Pollock Altom                                                                          born about 1845

 

Emily Louise Altom, daughter of William Roland Altom and Louise Gowan Altom, was born July 27, 1835 in Tennessee.  She was married in Henry County July 18, 1850 to Henry Babb Walters.  She died there in Manleyville, Tennessee December 7, 1867.

 

Children born to Henry Babb Walters and Emily Louise Altom Walters include:

 

                William Roland "Bink" Walters                                         born in 1851

                Louisa Walters                                                                                                     born in 1853

                Anna Walters                                                                                                                       born in 1856

                John Henry Walters                                                                                            born in 1858

                Thomas Babb Walters                                                                        born in 1860

                Minnie Walters                                                                                                    born in 1861

                Mary Witt "Mollie" Walters                                                              born in 1866

 

Anna Walters, daughter of Henry Babb Walters and Emily Louise Altom Walters, was born in 1856.  She was married about 1874 to William Quincy Lee.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Charles Franklin Lee                                                                                            born about 1880

 

Charles Franklin Lee, son of William Quincy Lee and Anna Walters Lee, was born about 1880.  He was married about 1910 to Ruby Evett Loyd.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Joe Herbert Lee                                                                                                    born about 1922

 

Joe Herbert Lee, son of Charles Franklin Lee and Ruby Evett Loyd Lee, was born about 1922.  In 1997 he, a member of the Foundation, lived in Weatherford, Texas.

 

Mary Witt "Mollie" Walters, daughter of Henry Babb Walters and Emily Louise Altom Walters, was born in 1866.  She was married about 1885 to Elijah Warren "Lige" Penick who was born in 1856.  He died in 1918, and she died in 1946.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Eliza Ann Penick                                                                                                                  born in 1886

                Mary Emily Penick                                                                                                               born in 1888

                Enloe Penick                                                                                                                                         born in 1890

                John Henry Walters Penick                                                                                born in 1893

                Elijah Charles Penick                                                                                           born in 1895

                William Jennings Bryan Penick                                                         born in 1896

                Joe Newton Penick                                                                                                              born in 1902

                Roland Altom Penick                                                                                           born in 1904

 

Elijah Charles Penick, son of Elijah Warren "Lige" Penick and Mary Witt "Mollie" Walters Penick, was born in 1895.  He was married about 1936 to Betty Lou McDonald who was born in 1908.  He died in 1977, and she died in 1983.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Charlene Penick                                                                                                                    born in 1938

                Jenny Lou Penick                                                                                                                 born in 1939

 

Jenny Lou Penick, daughter of Elijah Charles Penick and Betty Lou McDonald Penick, was born in 1939.  She was married about 1960 to Phillip Edward Garner who was born in 1938.  In 1995 they lived in Decatur, Georgia where she, a member of Gowen Research Foundation, was active in the research of her family.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Philip Andrew Garner                                                                                          born in 1962

                Julie Ann Garner                                                                                                                  born in 1964

                                               ==O==

Louisa Gowen was married to William A. Rowland of Altum, Tennessee in Henry County, according to Mrs. Webb A. Walker of Portageville, Missouri.  She advised in 1961 that she was a descendant.

 

HICKMAN COUNTY, TENNESSEE

 

Isaac Goin was magistrate in Hickman County in 1885 according to “Spence’s History of Hickman County, Tennessee.”

                                             ==O==

Clagget Goins was born about 1872 in Hickman County TN, and died in 1953 in Texas, according to Tennessee birth records.

                                             ==O==

Eugenia A. Goins was married December 20, 1877 to Andrew J. Anglin, according to "Hickman County, Tennessee Marriages, 1813-1896."  "A. J. Anglen" was enumerated at age 23 in the 1860 census of Hickman County.

                                             ==O==

Gertie May Goins was born June 19, 1913 in Hickman Tennesse and died March 5, 1964 in Nashville TN, according to Tennessee birth records.

                                             ==O==

John Lewis Allen Goins was born in 1926 in Hickman TN, and died February 7, 1997 in Davidson TN, according to Tennessee birth and death records.

                                             ==O==

John Gilford Goins was born September 26, 1842 in Hickman County, and died February 21 in Wichita TX, according to Tennessee birth records.

                                             ==O==

J. Goins and J. G. Goins were listed in the Muster roll of the 48th Tennessee Infantry Regiment during the Civil War, according to “Spence’s History of Hickman County, Tennessee.”

                                             ==O==

J. R. Goins was listed in the Muster roll of the 24th Tennessee Infantry Regiment of Hickman County during the Civil War,  according to “Spence’s History of Hickman County, Tennessee.”

                                             ==O==

L. L. Goins was married to Elizabeth Garton February 17, 1866 in Hickman County according to Tennessee Marriage records (1851-1900).  Nothing more is known of L. L. Goins and Elizabeth Garton Goins.

                                             ==O==

Mary P. Goins was married to Virgil J. Martin December 23, 1875 in Hickman County according to Tennessee Marriage records (1851-1900).  Nothing more is known of Virgil J. Martin and Mary P. Goins Martin.

                                             ==O==

Thomas Goins was married to Nancy J. Jenkins December 30, 1873 in Hickman County according to Tennessee Marriage records (1851-1900).  Nothing more is known of Thomas Goins and Nancy Jenkins Goins.

 

HUMPHREYS COUNTY, TENNESSEE

 

Isaac Goen paid tax on "one white poll" in 1837 and 1838 in Humphreys County, according to "Humphreys County, Tennessee Records."

                                        ==O==

Thompson B. Goun was enumerated as the head of a house­hold in the 1830 census of Humphreys County, page 300.  The family was rendered as:

 

                Goun,     Thompson B.                        white male             30-40

                                                                                                                                white female          20-30

                                                                                                                                white male               5-10

                                                                                                                                white female            0-5

                                                                                                                                white male               0-5

                                                                                                                                white male               0-5

                                                                                                                                female slave            0-10"

 

JACKSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE

 

Ada J. Goins was born in Tennessee in August 1879.  She died of meningitis at age eight months in Jackson County in April 1880, according to "Tennessee Mortality Schedules." 

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE

 

Anna Chilton Goan was born in 1815.  She was married about 1840 to Alexander Felknor, son of James Felknor and Anne Guthrie Felknor.  He was born 1818 in Hawkins County, Tennessee and died in Jefferson County.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Louis H. Felknor                                                                   born in 1852

 

Lewis H. Felknor, son of Alexander Felknor and Anna Chilton Goan Felknor, was born in 1852 in Jefferson County.  He died in 1906 in Hamblen County, Tennessee.

                                             ==O==

White Goan was married September 7, 1841 to Hannah Snoddy, according to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1774-1850."  Of White Goan and Hannah Snoddy Goan nothing more is known.

                                             ==O==

Anna C. Goans was married September 23, 1841 to Alexander Felknor, according to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Mar­riages, 1774-1850."

                                             ==O==

Eliza Goans was married October 21, 1847 to William Ham­mond, according to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Mar­riages, 1774-1850."

                                             ==O==

Shadrach Goans was born about 1808 in Tennessee.  He was recorded in the 1850 census of Jefferson as the head of House­hold 12-658:

 

                "Goans,  Shadrack                                                42, born in TN

                                                                Margaret                                                27, born in TN"

                                             ==O==

"Daniel Goan" was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Jefferson County, Enumeration District 174, page 24, Civil District 12.  The household was recorded as:

 

                "Goan,                    Daniel                                     46, born in TN

                                                                Terressa                 47, born in TN

                                                                William                   20, born in TN

                                                                Hanner L.                               16, born in TN

                                                                Emley                                     12, born in TN

                                                                Margrate                                10, born in TN

                                                                Marthy                     8, born in TN

                                                                John J.                                      6, born in TN

                                                                Harden                     6, born in TN"

                                             ==O==

"Ezekiel Goins" received Tennessee State land grant No. 13622 for 50 acres in Jefferson County January 10, 1827.

 

"Ezekial Goan" was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Jefferson County, page 281.  The family was enumerated as:

 

                "Goan, Ezekial                       white male             20-30

                                                                                                                white female          20-30

                                                                                                                white male               0-5"

 

Ezekial Goan, a farmer, reappeared in the 1840 census of Jef­ferson County, page 325:

 

                "Goan, Ezekial                       white male             30-40

                                                                                                                white female          20-30

                                                                                                                white male             10-15

                                                                                                                white male               5-10

                                                                                                                white male               5-10

                                                                                                                white female            0-5

                                                                                                                white male               0-5

                                                                                                                white male               0-5

                                                                                                                white male               0-5"

 

One adult in the household was illiterate.

 

"Ezekiel Goan" was recorded as the head of Household 1891-914 in the 1850 census of nearby Johnson County:

 

                "Goan,                    Ezekiel                    47, born in TN

                                                                Leannor                 43, born in TN

                                                                William M.             21

                                                                Nancy J.                                 18

                                                                Daniel J.                                 15

                                                                Robert                                    15

                                                                Rufus                                     13

                                                                Shadrach                               11

                                                                Ezekial                      9

                                                                Fanny A.                                 7

                                                                Prudence                                 5

                                                                Josiah                                       3"

                                        ==O==

John J. Goan, son of Daniel Goan and Terressa Goan, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Jefferson County, Enumeration District 45, page 8, 5th Civil District:

 

                "Goan,                    John J.                    25, born in June 1874 in TN

                                                                Dosia                      18, born in May 1882 in TN, wife"

                                             ==O==

Shadrack Goans was born about 1808 in Tennessee.  He was recorded in the 1850 census of Jefferson as the head of House­hold 12-658:

 

                "Goans,  Shadrack                42, born in TN

                                                                Margaret                27, born in TN:

                                             ==O==

Ezekiel Goen was married January 12, 1828 to Leanna McLanahan, according to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1774-1850."  Children born to Ezekiel Goen and Leanna McLanahan Goen are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Polly Goen was married March 21, 1818 to George Curry, ac­cording to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1774-1850."

                                             ==O==

William Goen was married June 27, 1809 to Betsy Jones ac­cording to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1774-1850."  Of William Goen and Betsy Jones Goen nothing more is known.

                                             ==O==

Bengamen Goens was married to Anny Jones December 15, 1799, according to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1774-1850."  Children born to Bengamen Goens and Anny Jones Goens are unknown.

                                             ==O==

James Goens was married to Mary Williams May 5, 1858, according to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1774-1850."  Of James Goens and Mary Williams Goens nothing more is known.

                                             ==O==

Susan Goens was married August 31, 1819 to Daniel Campbell, according to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1774-1850."  

                                             ==O==

Van Goens was married November 23, 1895 to Cordie Camp­bell, according to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1774-1850."  Of Van Goens and Cordie Campbell Goens nothing more is known.

                                        ==O==

Ann Goin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Jefferson County, page 286, as:

 

                "Goin, Ann                            white female                          60-70

                                                                                                white female                          20-30"

 

"Ann Going" reappeared as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Jefferson County.  The household, No. 229, was composed of:

 

                "Going, Ann                         white female                          70-80

                                                                                                white female                          40-50

                                                                                                white male                             20-30

                                                                                                white male                             20-30

                                                                                                white female                          20-30

                                                                                                white female                          20-30

                                                                                                white male                             80-90"

                                             ==O==

Mary Goin was married July 23, 1806 to Job Self, according to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1774-1850."

                                             ==O==

A. Going deeded land to S. A. Going in Jefferson County Jan­uary 4, 1937 [confirm with copy], according to Jefferson County Deed Book 426, page 391.  The land was originally from the D. Easley estate.

                                        ==O==

David Goin was married to Priscilla Jarnagin June 27, 1795 by Thomas Snoddy, justice of the peace, according to Jefferson County marriage records.  Of David Goin and Priscilla Jarnagin Goin nothing more is known.

                                             ==O==

Benjamin Goins was married December 15, 1799 to Ann Jones, according to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1774-1850."  Children born to Benjamin Goins and Ann Jones Goins are unknown.

                                             ==O==

James Goins was married September 11, 1815 to Peggy Midget, according to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Mar­riages, 1774-1850."  Children born to James Goins and Peggy Midget Goins are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Susanna Goins was married to Daniel Campbell in 1819, ac­cording to records of the Presbyterian Church in Jefferson County.

                                             ==O==

Andrew Gowan was married to Mary Reneau July 22, 1800, according to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1774-1850."  Children born to Andrew Gowan and Mary Reneau Gowan are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Martha Gowan was married to Joseph Denson February 9, 1797, according to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1774-1850."

                                             ==O==

James Gowan was married to Peggy Russell May 5, 1795, ac­cording to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1774-1850."  Of James Gowan and Peggy Russell Gowan nothing more is known.

                                             ==O==

James Gowan was married to Betsy Doherty May 6, 1796, ac­cording to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1774-1850."  Of James Gowan and Betsy Doherty Gowan nothing more is known.

                                             ==O==

Nancy Gowan was married to Thomas Baker April 9, 1818. according to "Jefferson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1774-1850."

                                             ==O==

Thomas J. Gowin was enumerated as the head of a house­hold in the 1900 census of Jefferson County, Enumeration District 74, page 12, 3rd Civil District:

 

                "Gowin, Thomas J.                              30, born in TN in February 1870

                                                                Louisa                                    66, born in SC in February 1834,

                                                                                                                                                grandmother"

                                             ==O==

Sarah McGowan was married February 1, 1822 at White Pine, Tennessee in Jefferson County to Christopher Moyers, Jr.  He was born about 1798 to Christopher Moyers. and Susannah Moyers, according to Nancy Dodge.

 

Children born to Christopher Moyers, Jr. and Sarah McGowan Moyers include:

 

                John Alexander Moyers                                                     born about 1824

 

John Alexander Moyers, son of Christopher Moyers, Jr. and Sarah McGowan Moyers, was born about 1824.  He was mar-ried July 29, 1849 to Nancy Gann.  He changed his name to Myers shortly afterward.

 

 

  Gowen Research Foundation                                 Phone:806/795-8758, 795-9694

  5708 Gary Avenue                                                          E-mail: gowen@sbcglobal.net

  Lubbock, Texas, 79413-4822                  GOWENMS.120, 07/07/00

Internet: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gowenrf

 

 

 

 

Descendant Researchers:

 

                Willis T. Finley, 307 Fairview Dr, Longview, TX, 75604, 903/759-0415

                Bonnie Goan Good, Box 331, Wellington, MO, 64097

 

JOHNSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE

 

Margaret Goins was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1870 census of Johnson County:

 

                "Goins,   Margaret                31, born in NC, mulatto

                                                                Lititia                      13, born in NC, mulatto

                                                                Elizabeth                11, born in NC, mulatto

                                                                Margaret                  9, born in NC, mulatto

                                                                Rebecca   5, born in NC, mulatto

                Bass,                      Abecca  21, born in NC, mulatto

                                                                James                     65, born in NC, mulatto, farm

                                                                                                                                laborer, $400 real estate"

 

KNOX COUNTY TENNESSEE

 

No families of interest to Gowen chroniclers appeared in the 1820 census of Knox County.  William Gowns, John Gowns and Edward Gowns were listed as heads of households in the 1830 census of Knox County.

                                             ==O==

Civil War veterans who served as Union troops of the U. S. Army who were living in Knox County in 1890 include:

 

Last                  First                       Rating    Regiment                                              Co.         

          Goins,     Asa                         Pvt.                         7th KY Infantry      D            

                Goins,                     Canedy  Pvt.                         49th KY Infantry    G

                Goins,                     Galloway                Pvt.                         18th KY Infantry    E

                Goins,     John                       Corp.                      55th KY Infantry    F

                Goins,                     Joseph                   Pvt.                         7th KY Infantry      D

                Goins,                     Lemuel   Pvt.                         18th KY Infantry    E

                                        ==O==

Mary Goan was married to Jonathan Courtney October 15, 1805, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Albert S. Goans was recorded as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Knox County, Enumeration District 92, page 7, Civil District 18:

 

                "Goans,  Albert S.                32, born in TN in June 1867

                                                                Ella R.     29, born in TN in December 1870

                                                                Jennie                     13, born in TN in March 1887

                                                                Felix                        10, born in TN in November 1889

                                                                Katy                         7, born in TN in August 1892"

                                             ==O==

Arthur F. Goans was a resident in Knox County in December 2000 when his wife, Mabel Lorena Walls Goans died, according to her obituary in the December 20, 2000 edition of “The Oak Ridger:”

 

“Mabel Lorena Walls Goans, 83, of Knoxville, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000, at Baptist Hospital in Knox-ville.  Mrs. Goans was a member of Beech Park Baptist Church of Oliver Springs and had been a member of the choir for many years.  She graduated in the first class of the American Red Cross Gray Ladies in 1943.  Her family said she gave of herself to the Knoxville area Red Cross for 58 years and still attended the an-nual gatherings of the organization.

 

During World War II, she worked at Oak Ridge in sup-port of the war efforts.  She was the daughter of Algie Walls and Pearl Giles Walls.  She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Arthur F. Goans; her son, Derrick Scott Lunsford of Morris Plains, N.J.; her sister, Barba-ra Walls Hensley and her hus-band, Frank V. Hensley, of Clinton; her brother, Benjamin T. Walls and his wife, Edna Walls, of Oliver Springs; and by many nieces and nephews.

 

The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, in the Broadway Chapel of Rose Mortuary, 1421 Broad-way N.E., Knoxville, with the Rev. Earl Wilson offici-ating.  Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Fri-day, Dec. 22, at the main entrance at Highland Mem-orial Cemetery, Knoxville, for an 11 a.m. graveside service.”

                                             ==O==

Drury Goans was born in South Carolina served in Churchman's Company of Tennessee militia in the War of 1812, according to "War of 1812 Pensioners" by Virgil D. White.  He lived in Knox County from 1851 to 1871.  His wife died prior to March 1871, and he died prior to July 1, 1889.

 

Samuel C. Goans, 19, was enumerated in the 1850 census of household of Drury Goans, No. 379-241.

                                             ==O==

Eliza J. Goans was married October 23, 1877 to Jacob Miller, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Hattie Goans was married November 16, 1886 to Robert Wal­lace, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

James C. Goans was married to Susannah White October 31, 1850, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Children born to James C. Goans and Susannah White Goans are unknown.

                                             ==O==

James W. Goans was married to Margaret Louise Reed Au­gust 31, 1890, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Mar­riages, 1784-1900."  Children born to James W. Goans and Margaret Louise Reed Goans are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Martha Goans was married August 22, 1850 to William H. McCampbell, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Mar­riages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Martin R. Goans was married April 11, 1880 to Alice A. Cobb, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Martin R. Goans and his wife, Alice A. Cobb Goans were residents of adjoining Loudon County, Tennessee in 1882 and in 1901.

 

Children born to Martin R. Goans and Alice A. Cobb Goans include:

 

                Katie Goans                                                                          born September 29, 1882

 

Katie Goans, daughter of Martin R. Goans and Alice A. Cobb Goans, was born in Loudon County September 29, 1882.  She died October 8, 1883 and was buried in Starkee Creek Ceme­tery.

 

An infant born to Martin R. Goans and Alice A. Cobb Goans De.­cember 9, 1901 died December 13, 1901 and was also buried in Starkee Creek Cemetery.

                                             ==O==

Sarah C. Goans was married to Thomas J. Coram February 22, 1866, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  On the same day, perhaps in a double ceremony, Mary E. Goans was married to Wilson A. Coram.

                                             ==O==

Alex Goins was recorded as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Knox County, Enumeration District 63, page 9, Civil District 1, living at 118 Hudson Street in Knoxville:

 

                "Goans,  Alex                        45, born in TN in 1855

                                                                Tina                        40, born in TN in 1860

                                                                Chas. L.  17, born in TN in September 1883

                                                                M. E.                       15, born in TN in July 1886

                                                                Ella                            8, born in TN in October 1891"

                                             ==O==

Drury Goans was enumerated as the head of Household 379 in the 1850 census of Knox County:

 

                "Goans,  Drury                                      57, born in Tennessee

                                                                Mary                                      52, born in Tennessee

                                                                Martha J.                               22, born in Tennessee

                                                                Samuel C.               19, born in Tennessee

                                                                Priscilla                  16, born in Tennessee

                                                                Manerva A.           15, born in Tennessee

                                                                Rufus                                     13, born in Tennessee

                                                                Mary A.                                 11, born in Tennessee

                                                                Pleasant                   9, born in Tennessee

                                             ==O==

Stewart Goens was married to Eliza Alexander, November 5, 1897, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Of Stewart Goens and Eliza Alexander Goens nothing more is known.

                                             ==O==

Annie Goin was married December 1, 1891 to William B. Karnes, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

George Goin was married to Susan Cox June 23, 1857, ac­cording to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Children born to George Goin and Susan Cox Goin are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Mary L. Goin was married to John T. Ammond September 1, 1892, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Preston L. Goin was married to Prudence A. Cox October 17, 1850, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Of Preston Goin and Prudence A. Cox Goin nothing more is known.

                                             ==O==

William B. Goin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Knox County, Enumeration District 82, page 15, Civil District 12:

 

                "Goin,     William B.              25, born in TN in May 1876

                                                                Minnie A.              20, born in TN in May 1880"

                                             ==O==

Mrs. Hester Goines was baptized March 10, 1861 into the First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville, Tennessee, according to "Nineteenth Century Tennessee Church Records" by Byron Sistler.

                                        ==O==

Calvin Goings was married May 1, 1843 to Milly Henderson, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Children born to Calvin Goings and Milly Henderson Goings are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Niss S. Goings was married December 23, 1841 to James M. Pryor, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Sarah J. Goings was married to James M. Pryor December 25, 1841, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Dr. Goins, a surgeon from Tennessee serving in the U. S. Army, was captured by the Confederates and imprisoned in Knoxville, Tennessee, according to "War Department Re­ports" Series II, Volume 5.

 

Dr. K. C. Devine, a Confederate surgeon, wrote a report November 22, 1862 describing the difficulty he had in rejoining his regiment after he had been captured by Union forces.  Following a battle near Perryville, Kentucky Dr. K. C. Devine had stayed behind to care for wounded.  Devine stated that he and a fellow doctor were imprisoned as hostages for a fellow doctor [USA] named "Goins" whom, a citizen, Dr. Hall, reported was in a dungeon on bread and water at Knoxville.  The ill-treatment accorded Dr. Goins was the result of his being a Tennesseean who the Confederates considered a traitor.

                                        ==O==

Albert S. Goins was married December 27, 1885 to Ella A. Reed, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Of Albert S. Goins and Ella A Reed Goins noth­ing more is known.

                                             ==O==

Alice E. Goins was married to Jerry T. Logan November 17, 1881, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Arthur Goins, negro, 12, born in Tennessee, "birth date un­known," was enumerated in the household of his uncle, Thomas Tate in the 1900 census of Knox County, Enumera­tion District 69, page 16, Civil District 2.

                                             ==O==

Bettie Goins was married November 23, 1876 to McMillan P. Sherrod, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Cassie E. Goins was married to Hugh A. Garrett August 1, 1874, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Clinton A. Goins was married to Alice E. Mason July 1, 1875, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Children born to Clinton A. Goins and Alice E. Mason Goins are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Eliza Goins was married to Elihu Boggs August 14, 1862, ac­cording to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Emma Goins was married to Robert Morrison April 11, 1881, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Felix W. Goins was married January 14, 1866 to Martha Maget, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Of Felix W. Goins and Martha Maget Goins nothing more is known.

                                             ==O==

Henry Goins was married August 18, 1894 to Lucy Ferguson, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Children born to Henry Goins and Lucy Ferguson Goins are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Hiley Goins was married to Perry C. Childress July 6, 1899, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Children born to Hiley Goins and Perry C. Childress Goins are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Ibby [Abbie?} A. Goins was married to Ples C. Conner De­cember 7, 1898, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Mar­riages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

J. C. Goins, a veteran of the Fifth-Eighth Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Company F, CSA, was a resident of Knox County in 1914 according to his reply to a questionnaire circulated by the Tennessee Historical Society.

                                        ==O==

James Goins was married to Lucy Johnson July 4, 1890, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Children born to James Goins and Lucy Johnson Goins are unknown.

                                             ==O==

James Goins was married to Bertha E. Scott November 11, 1897, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Of James Goins and Bertha E. Scott Goins noth­ing more is known.

                                             ==O==

John Goins was married August 8, 1897 to Rhoda Badgett, ac­cording to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Of John Goins and Rhoda Badgett Goins nothing more is known.

                                             ==O==

Joseph Goins was married March 22, 1882 to Harriet Ander­son, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Children born to Joseph Goins and Harriet An­derson Goins are unknown. 

                                             ==O==

Livie Goins was married February 6, 1884 to Jack Strong, ac­cording to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Maggie Goins was married to John Hoss February 10, 1881, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."x

                                             ==O==

Malvina Goins was married to Thomas Bird April 11, 1835, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                        ==O==

Martha Ann Goins was married February 2, 1873 to John David Weeden, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Mar­riages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Martha J. Goins was married December 5, 1858 to Samuel Burris, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Mary Goins was married to Henry Evans January 11, 1891, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Mary H. Goins was married to Calvin C. Wallace July 29, 1875, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Matilda A. Goins was married to Shadrick F. Callaway Jan­uary 7, 1866, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Mar­riages, 1784-1900,"

                                             ==O==

Mollie Goins was married to Washington Hall August 7, 1882, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Nancy Goins was married to Jubilee Bradley April 13, 1837, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Jubilee Bradley was born in Virginia in 1808, according to "Dade County Missouri Families" by Dorothy Anderson York. 

 

They removed to Missojuri about 1846.  The family appeared in the 1860 census of Dade County Missouri:

 

                “Bradley,                               Jubilee                                    52, born in VA

                                                                                Nancy

                                                                                William                   18, born in TN

                                                                                Thomas D.             17, born in TN

                                                                                John W.                                 13, born in MO

                                                                                Mary A.                                 10, born in MO

                                                                                Hamilton                                  6, born in MO”

                                             ==O==

Priscilla Jane Goins was married October 24, 1858 to Samuel Larew, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Rebecca P. Goins was married to Temple H. Coram Decem­ber 29, 1867, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Mar­riages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Robert Goins was married to Catharine Hardin June 24, 1889, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Children born to Robert Goins and Catharine Hardin Goins are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Robert Goins was married to Mary Pages September    23, 1896, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Of Robert Goins and Mary Pages Goins nothing more is none.

                                             ==O==

Sam R. Goins and Anna Wilburn Goins were the parents of Hattie Ethel Goins who was born November 5, 1899, according to Jo Ann Pierce of Clinton, Washington, a granddaughter of Hattie Ethel Goins.

                                             ==O==

Sarah Goins was married to Alexander Franklin September 28, 1893, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Shedrick Goins was married January 14, 1868 to Susan Burchell, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Children born to Shedrick Goins and Susan Burchell Goins are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Thomas Goins was married to Sue Davis April 21, 1900, ac­cording to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Of Thomas Goins and sue Davis Goins nothing more is known.

 

Tiney Goins was married to George W. Bailey November 24, 1884, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."

                                             ==O==

Tobias Goins was married to Annie Tipton August 24, 1891, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Children born to Tobias Goins and Annie Tipton Goins are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Washington Goins was married to Carrie Brice December 30, 1886, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Children born to Washington Goins and Carrie Brice Goins are unknown.

                                             ==O==

William Goins was married March 2, 1879 to Lottie Bowman, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Three months later James Goins, possibly a brother, was married to Jane Bowman on June 5, 1879.  Lottie Bow­man Goins and Jane Bowman Goins are regarded as sisters.

                                             ==O==

William Goins was married to Ella Bettis June 15, 1887, ac­cording to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Children born to William Goins and Ella Bettis Goins are unknown.

                                             ==O==

William Goins was married to Casander Brokes [{Brooks?] January 22, 1896, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Children born to William Goins and Casander Brokes Goins are unknown.

                                             ==O==

William Goins was married to Minnie Ann Horton October 16, 1898, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900."  Of William Goins and Minnie Ann Horton Goins nothing more is known.

                                             ==O==

George Washington Gowan was a resident of Knoxville about 1880.  He was married about 1884, to Lillie Harvey.  He was living in Redfield, Arkansas in 1885 when their first child was born.  He was living in Commerce, Texas in 1896 when their second child was born.  It is believed that Lillie Harvey Gowan died about this time.

 

On November 17, 1900 George Washington Gowan and his second wife, Sallie R. Gowan received a warranty deed to a lot in Hundley Park Addition, Commerce, according to Hunt County, Texas Deed Book 107, page 293.  On April 15, 1902 George Washington Gowan received a deed to a lot in Commerce from Sanger Bros, according to Hunt County Deed Book 172, page 9.

 

George Washington Gowan and Sallie R. Gowan gave a warranty to J. A. Crawford March 12, 1903 to their property in Hundley Park Addition, according to Hunt County Deed Book 125, page 219.  George Washington Gowan had other real estate transactions in Commerce to the time of his death in 1906.

 

Probate of George Washington Gowan is covered in Hunt County Probate Book J, pages 265, 266, 322, 324, Book 0, pages 294, 299 and Book T, pages 401, 402, and 403.

 

Between the time of his death and the time of the probate Sal­lie R. Gowan had remarried to H. D. Speaks.  On November 18, 1912 Sallie R. Gowan Speaks, "widow of George Washington Gowan" was appointed guardian of the minor children, according to Hunt County Probate Book J, pages 265 and 266.  She posted bond of $1,600.

 

H. D. Speaks took over the management of the estate and on May 10, 1913 sold a residence formerly owned by George Washington Gowan for $1,000 as down payment for "poor land" in Rains County, Texas and later lost it all when the land was sold for the indebtedness against it.  H. D. Speaks died before April 4, 1918.

 

Children born to George Washington Gowan and Lillie Harvey Gowan include:

 

                Lee Edwin Gowan                                                                born in 1888

                Libby Gowan                                                                                        born October 12, 1896

 

Children born to George Washington Gowan and Sallie R. Gowan include:

 

                Neville Otto "Frank" Gowan                              born in 1901

                Lillian J. "Libby" Gowan                     born May 23, 1904

                Julia Gowan                                                                                           born about 1908

                B. J. Gowan                                                                                           born about 1910

 

Lee Edwin Gowan, son of George Washington Gowan and Lillie Harvey Gowan, was born at Redfield, Arkansas in 1888.  He received a 1/20 interest in 10 acres of land in Orange County, Texas March 4, 1909 from J. P. Eddleman, according to Orange County Deed Book 5, page 298.

 

He received a deed from M. L. Linscomb April 5, 1910 to four acres of land in Shelton Survey for $2,200, according to Orange County Deed Book 3, page 506.  About 1912 he was married to Lillian Olive Harris, a teacher, who was born at Cooper, Texas in 1888.  Lee Edwin Gowan and Lillian Olive Harris Gowan received a deed from W. B. Simmons, Jr. and a release from W. H. Stark in connection with the land he pur­chased in Shelton Survey, according to Orange County Deed Book 15, page 189, page 471.

 

In 1915 Lee Edwin Gowan was the manager of a lumber yard at Checotah, Oklahoma and lived at 612 West First Street there.

 

Lee Edwin Gowan received a deed from D. M. Matthews July 3, 1920, according to Palo Pinto County, Texas Deed Book 104, page 369.  He and Lillian Alice Harris Gowan gave a deed of trust to Matthews for a lot in Slaughter & Barber Ad­dition to the city of Mineral Wells, Texas, according to Palo Pinto County Deed of Trust Book 20, page 564.

 

Lee Edwin Gowan received a release on real estate from R. E. Good, June 14, 1922, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 117, page 535.  Lee Edwin Gowan and Lillian Alice Har­ris Gowan received an extension on property in Mineral Wells from O. L. Swift July 1, 1922, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 115, page 539.

 

Lee Edwin Gowan was married to Miss Emma Francis McGe­hee July 3, 1924, according to Palo Pinto County Mar­riage Book 7, page 53.  In 1925 Lee Edwin Gowan, a sales­man for Packard-Scruggs Com­pany, and Emma Francis McGehee Gowan, lived at 1572 Lipscomb Avenue in Wichita Falls, Texas, ac­cording to the city directory.  In 1926 he ap­peared in the Wichita Falls directory as a salesman for Lloyd Weaver Company, residing at 1804 Monroe.

 

He gave a lease contract on his residence in Mineral Wells to H. B. Chaney January 9, 1926, according to Palo Pinto County Deed Book 135, page 592.

 

In 1926 Lee Edwin Gowan was listed in the Abilene, Texas city directory living at 300 Grape.  In 1928 he appeared living in Abilene, and his wife, at that time was Ola Epley Gowan.  They lived at 416 Or­ange according to the directory.  On April 13, 1928 Ola Epley Gowan received a deed from A. E. Pool for a lot in Abilene, consideration was $1,000.

 

In 1929 Lee Edwin Gowan was listed in the city directory as secretary-treasurer of Carothers Motors, Inc. and lived at 1134 South 8th Street.  In 1931 through 1935 Lee Edwin Gowan was listed as president of Gowan Motors, a DeSoto-Plymouth agency operating at 1390 North First Street, and lived at 517 Grape.  Ola Epley Gowan was listed as vice-president of the corporation.  In 1934 and 1935 his residence was shown at 1641 Belmont.

 

On May 19, 1937 Lee Edwin Gowan and Ola Epley Gowan gave a deed of trust to Standard Savings & Loan Association in Abilene in the purchase of a residence according to Taylor County Deed Book 113, page 347.  In 1942 through 1944 they lived at 1918 South 9th Street in Abilene.

 

In 1946 he was listed in the city directory as the owner of Gowan Real Estate, and lived at 390 Meander.  In 1948 the real estate firm was listed as Gowan and Sloan Real Estate.  In the 1951 and 1953 editions of the directory Lee Edwin Gowan was the owner of Gowan Real Estate and lived at 1718 Bel­mont.

 

Lee Edwin Gowan continued in the real estate business, ac­cording to the 1955 city directory, which showed him to live at 1035 Amarillo.  In 1969 he received a deed of trust from William L. Burke to property in Cason Cove, according to Brown County, Texas Deed of Trust Book 140, page 194.

 

Children born to Lee Edwin Gowan and Lillian Alice Harris Gowan include:

 

                Carrie Bess Gowan                                                               born November 27, 1915

 

Carrie Bess Gowan, daughter of Lee Edwin Gowan and Lil­lian Alice Harris Gowan, was born November 27, 1915 at Checotah, Oklahoma.  In 1931 she was listed in the Abilene city directory living in the home of her father at 517 Grape.  Her birth record was recorded October 19, 1948 in Lubbock County, Texas, ac­cording to Lubbock County Birth Book 19, page 272.  In 1935 she was a student at the University of Texas living in the Scot­tish Rite Dormitory, according to the Austin, Texas city direc­tory.

 

Libbie Gowan, daughter of George Washington Gowan and Lillie Harvey Gowan, was born October 12, 1896 in Fannin County, according to Fannin County Birth Book 23, page 1262.  It is believed that both she and mother died shortly af­terwards.

 

Children born to George Washington Gowan and Sallie R. Gowan include:

 

                Neville Otto Gowan                                                                                             born in 1901

 

Neville Otto "Frank" Gowan son of George Washington Gowan and Sallie R. Gowan, was born in 1901 at Commerce.  He was first married about 1930, wife's name Lucille.  Later he lived at Wapanucki, Oklahoma and at Atoka, Oklahoma.

 

He was employed by Rock Island Railroad for 43 years.  "Mr. Harrison of Clinton, Oklahoma" was mentioned as a cousin to Neville Otto "Frank" Gowan.  On May 17, 1958 he was married to Mrs. Sylvia Didier and lived at 1029 West 6th Street, Elk City, Oklahoma, according to Wheeler County, Texas Marriage License 69898.

 

Neville Otto "Frank" Gowan died on Thanksgiving Day, 1970.  Sylvia Didier Gowan continued to lived in Elk City in September 1971 when she was visited by Arlee Claud Gowen.

 

Children born to Neville Otto "Frank" Gowan and Lucille Gowan include:

 

                Wynona Lee Gowan                                                                            born in 1926

 

Wynona Lee Gowan, daughter of Neville Otto "Frank" Gowan and Lucille Gowan, was born about 1926.  She was married June 6, 1945 to John Horace Stringer in Elk City, ac­cording to Beckham County, Oklahoma Marriage Book 24, page 163.  Wynona Gowan Stringer was married second, hus­band's name Leleune.  In 1971 Wynona Gowan Stringer Leleune lived at Duncan, Oklahoma.

 

Children born to George Washington Gowan and Sallie R. Gowan include:

 

                Lillian J. "Libbie" Gowan                                                    born May 23, 1904

                Julia Gowan                                                                                                                           born about 1908

                B. J. Gowan                                                                                                                           born about 1910

 

Lillian J. "Libbie" Gowan, daughter of George Washington Gowan and Sallie R. Gowan, was born May 23, 1904 at Com­merce, according to Hunt County Birth Book 1, page 120.

 

She was married September 23, 1916 to D. O. Whaley, ac­cording to Hunt County Marriage Book S, page 179.  They lived at Bonham, Texas on April 4, 1918.  She died in 1970 at McAllister, Oklahoma.

 

Julia Gowan, daughter of George Washington Gowan and Sal­lie R. Gowan, was born at Commerce about 1908.  She was mentioned in the probate of her father's will in 1912, 1913 and 1918.

 

B. J. Gowan, son of George Washington Gowan and Sallie R. Gowan, was born at Commerce about 1910.  He was men­tioned as deceased in the probate proceedings of his father in 1918.

                                             ==O==

Julia Ella Gowan was married to Samuel E. Lowrance on Octo­ber 12, 1899 in Knox County, according to "Knox County, Tennessee Marriages, 1784-1900.".

                                             ==O==

R. Wilson Gowan was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Knox County, Enu­meration District 58, page 16:

 

                "Gowan,                 R. Wilson              55, born in NC in August 1844

                                                                                Ella                          55, born in IN in October 1844

                                             ==O==

Richard N. Gowan also listed as Richard W. Gowan, re­ceived Tennessee state Confederate Pension No. 10564 for service in the Forty-Second North Carolina Infantry Regi­ment.  He was living in Knox County in 1915.

                                             ==O==

W. T. Gowan was married to Susie Cheatman December 29, 1894 in Knox County.  W. V. Newman was the bondsman.  Of W. T. Gowan and Susie Cheatham Gowan nothing more is known.

                                             ==O==

William Gowan was listed as the head of a household enu­merated in the 1850 census of Knox County, Household No. 563-563:

 

                "Gowan,                 William                   60, born in Maryland, farmer,

                                                                                                                                                $2,000 real estate

                                                                Mary                                      54, born in TN

                                                                Sarah                                      26, born in TN

                                                                Margarett                              23, born in TN

                                                                Robert                    18, born in TN, farmer,

                                                                                                                                                attending school

                                                                Mary Ann             15, born in TN

                                                                William                   13, born in TN"

                                             ==O==

William T. Gowan, age 24, was married to Ellen G. Salmon, age 21 June 13, 1899 in Knox County.  R. A. McClure was the bondsman.  William T. Gowan was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Knox County, Enumeration District 58, page 16, living on Cumberland Street in Knoxville:

 

                "Gowan,                 William T.              25, born in NE in September 1874

                                                                E. Gertrude            23, born in Eng. in January 1877"

 

Children born to William T. Gowan and Ellen Gertrude Salmon Gowan are unknown.

                                        ==O==

John Gowans was listed as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Knox County, Household No. 608-608:

 

                "Gowans,               John                                       60, born in Maryland, farmer

                                                                Elizabeth                                50, born in TN

                                                                Sarah R.                 24, born in TN

                                                                Latica Ann            20, born in TN

                                                                Narcisia Bell          15, born in TN

                                                                Ailsey                                    12, born in TN

                                                                Joseph                                   0, born in TN

                                                                Mahala                     8, born in TN

                                                                Malinda                   8, born in TN

                Smith,                     William                   10, born in TN

                                                                James                                       8, born in TN

                                                                Catherine                                 5, born in TN"

                                        ==O==

Adeline Gowens negro, was married to John Russell July 28, 1859, according to "Knox County, Ten­nessee Marriages" by Rosco Carlisle d`Armand and Virginia Carlisle.

                                             ==O==


 

KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE--B

 

Daniel Gowin was married December 23, 1839 to Maria Cole, according to "Knox County Tennessee, Marriages. 1784-1900"  "Daniel Gowns", a blind man, was listed as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Knox County, Household No. 561:

 

                "Gowns,                 Daniel                                                     52, born in VA, blind, cooper

                                                                Mariah                                   60, born in NC

                                                                William B. A.                         21, born in NC"

 

Children born to Daniel Gowin and Maria Cole Gowin include:

 

                William B. A. Gowin                                                                            born about 1829

                                             ==O==

Jesse Harrison Gowin was born about 1840 in Knoxville, Tennessee, according to a tradition in the family of Mary R. McKenney, Foundation member of Dallas, Texas.  About 1860 he was married to Sarah Jane Hicks who was born in April 1843, and in 1862, they lived in Loudon County, Tennessee where a son was born.

 

Shortly afterward, Jesse Harrison Gowin enlisted in Confederate service, died during the Civil War and was buried at Biloxi, Mississippi, according to a family legend.  "Harrison H. Gowen" served as a private in the 26th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Company I.  "J. Gowens" served as a private in Company C, 28th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment.  Kenneth Sid­ney Reeves, a descendant of Oklahoma City reports that he has been told that Jesse Harrison Gowin was a schoolteacher and was killed in his classroom during the Civil War.

 

Sarah Jane Hicks Gowin was remarried to Robert R. Redpath who removed to Richland County, Illinois about 1868.  They were enumerated in the 1870 census of Marion County at Omega, Illinois and reappeared in the 1880 census.  By 1900, Sarah Jane Hicks Gowin Redpath was in Aurora Township, Lawrence County, Missouri, living near her youngest son, Bert Redpath who was enumerated with David Corliss and Amanda Robertson Corliss.  Amanda Robertson Corliss was a sister to Sarah Ann "Sally" Robertson Gowin.

 

Children born to Jesse Harrison Gowin and Sarah Jane Hicks Gowin include only one known son:

 

                Jesse Harrison Gowin, Jr.                    born July 28, 1862

 

Jesse Harrison Gowin, Jr, son of Jesse Harrison Gowin and Sarah Jane Hicks Gowin, was born July 28, 1862 in Loudon County.  He was taken to Marion County, Illinois about 1867 by his stepfather.  He was married about 1887 in Seymour, Missouri to Sarah Ann "Sallie" Robertson.  She was born February 27, 1871 at Lebanon, Missouri in Laclede County to William Robertson and Sarah Jane Fetters Robertson.

 

In 1893 they lived in Lawrence County, Missouri and by 1895 were back in Laclede County.  They removed to Muskogee County, Oklahoma about 1902 and lived their until their deaths.  He died about 1939 of a heart attack and was buried in Muskogee County.  When she died, she was buried beside her husband.

 

Children born to Jesse Harrison Gowin, Jr. and Sarah Ann "Sallie" Robertson Gowin include:

 

                Charles Dottson Gowin                                       born May 24, 1889

                John Roy Gowin                                                                   born December 7, 1890

                Mabel Melissa Gowin                                         born July 5, 1893

                Edith Clara Gowin                                                                born July 12, 1895

                Jessie Flossie Gowin                                                           born November 6, 1897

                Edward Guy Gowin                                                              born December 22, 1900

                Nettie Gladys Gowin                                                            born July 27, 1902

                Alta Marie Gowin                                                 born September 15, 1905

                Bert Gowin                                                                                            born June 4, 1908

                George Richard Gowin                                        born March 30, 1911

 

Charles Dottson Gowin, son of Jesse Harrison Gowin, Jr. and Sarah Ann "Sallie" Robertson Gowin, was born May 24, 1899 in Missouri.  He was married about 1922, wife's name Della.  He was later remarried, wife's name Minnie.  He died April 12, 1953 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.  Children born to Charles Dottson Gowin, Della Gowin and Minnie Gowin are unknown.

 

John Roy Gowin, son of Jesse Harrison Gowin, Jr. and Sarah Ann "Sallie" Robertson Gowin, was born December 7, 1890 in Missouri.  He died there January 1, 1947.

 

Mabel Melissa Gowin, daughter of Jesse Harrison Gowin, Jr. and Sarah Ann "Sallie" Robertson Gowin, was born July 5, 1893 at Aurora, Missouri, in Lawrence County.  She was mar­ried about 1913 to Dan Johnson.  Later she was remarried to Vernon L. Knapp.  She died September 4, 1970 in Tulsa, Okla­homa.

 

Edith Clara Gowin, daughter of Jesse Harrison Gowin, Jr. and Sarah Ann "Sallie" Robertson Gowin, was born July 12, 1895 at Lebanon, Missouri.  She was married June 1, 1914 to Guy W. Griffith.  She died October 14, 1984.

 

Jessie Flossie Gowin, daughter of Jesse Harrison Gowin, Jr. and Sarah Ann "Sallie" Robertson Gowin, was born November 6, 1897 in Missouri.  She was married about 1918 to Stephen Brown.  She was remarried to William Sidney Reeves.

 

Children born to William Sidney Reeves and Jessie Flossie Gowin Reeves include:

 

                Kenneth Sidney Reeves                                     born about 1926

 

Kenneth Sidney Reeves, son of William Sidney Reeves and Jessie Flossie Gowin, Reeves was born about 1926, place un­known.  He was married about 1949, wife's name Joyce.  In 1997 they lived in Oklahoma City where they as Foundation members are active in the research of their family history.  It is through their courtesy that much of the information in this sec­tion appears.

 

Edward Guy Gowin, son of Jesse Harrison Gowin, Jr. and


 

Sarah Ann "Sallie" Robertson Gowin, was born December 22, 1899.  He was enumerated in the 1900 census.  He was married about 1922 to Naomi Ward Allen.  He died December 15, 1962.  Children born to Edward Guy Gowin and Naomi Ward AllenGowin are unknown.

 

Nettie Gladys Gowin, daughter of Jesse Harrison Gowin, Jr. and Sarah Ann "Sallie" Robertson Gowin, was born July 27, 1902 in Muskogee.  She was married about 1931 to William Meeks.  She died in Tulsa January 9, 1993.

 

Alta Marie Gowin, daughter of Jesse Harrison Gowin, Jr. and Sarah Ann "Sallie" Robertson Gowin, was born September 15, 1905 in Oklahoma.  She was married about 1923 to Jack Kelly.  Later she was remarried to Ernest Cobb.  She died January 15, 1940.

 

Bert Gowin, son of Jesse Harrison Gowin, Jr. and Sarah Ann "Sallie" Robertson Gowin, was born June 4, 1908 in Muskogee.  He was married about 1931, wife's name Grace.  Later he was remarried, wife's name Zelma.  He died in March 1972.  Children born to Bert Gowin, Grace Gowin and Zelma Gowin are unknown.

 

George Richard Gowin, son of Jesse Harrison Gowin, Jr. and Sarah Ann "Sallie" Robertson Gowin, was born March 30, 1911 in Oklahoma.  He was married about 1934 to Mae Wilburton.  He died May 3, 1995.  Children born to George Richard Gowin and Mae Wilburton Gowin are unknown.

 

"George Richard Gowin," age 84, "retired from Sheffield Steel," died in 1995, according to the "Tulsa World."  He was buried at Collinsville, Oklahoma.

                                             ==O==

Ritter Gowin was married to John Roddy January 18, 1839 in Knox County, according to Knox County, Tennessee Marriages,1784-1900."  Jesse R. Brock was the bondsman.  Jesse R. Brock was also the bondsman for the wedding of Daniel Gowin to Maria Cole December 23, 1839 in Knox County.

 

John Roddy was mentioned as a landowner in Spartanburg County, South Carolina in the will of Major John "Buck" Gowen written November 10, 1809.

 

Goan Morgan was married to Malinda Nevilles December 27, 1797 in Knox County, according to the research of Ryan D. Neaveill of Champaign, Illinois.

 

Researchers:

 

                Mary R. McKenney, 3421 Amherst, Dallas, TX, 75225, 214/691-5384

                Kenneth Sidney & Joyce Reeves, 621 SW 32nd, Oklahoma City, OK, 73109,

                                405/634-8977

 

 

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gowenrf

 

 

James Marion Gowan was married June 4, 1882 to Mrs. Mary Matilda Thompson Buntley, according to Lincoln County marriage records.

 

The bible, in the possession of Mattie Lou Gowan Lane of Memphis, Tennessee, records that James Marion Gowan died February 29, 1932.  He, a farmer, died of pneumonia at age 70, according to Tennessee DVS Death Certificate No. 5429.  He was buried at Booneville, according to Mrs. Sterling Mills, informant of Fayetteville.

 

Mary Matilda Thompson Buntley Gowan died "sitting in her chair" in her home in Mimosa May 31, 1938, according to Tennessee DVS Death Certificate No.10409.  She was buried beside her husband, according to her daughter, Bettie Eliza­beth Gowan Mills, informant of Fayetteville.

 

In another volume of bible inscriptions, complied by Wilma Swing, Ruth C. Morgan, Lee Hudson, Pamela Joy Swing and Mattie Lou Gowan Lane, several individuals of interest to Gowen chroniclers are mentioned.

 

Children born to James Marion Gowan and Mary Matilda Thompson Buntley Gowan include:

 

                Jacob Hirman Gowan                                           born May 6, 1883

                James William Gowan                                          born September 12, 1884

                Bettie Elizabeth Gowan                                       born April 6, 1888

                Mattie Lou Gowan                                                               born October 7, 1889

                Berry Curlee Gowan                                                             born November 8, 1894

                Annie Jane Gowan                                                               born December 12, 1896

                Samuel Hipps Gowan                                          born February 8, 1902

                Ena May Gowan                                                                   born December 9, 1904

 

Jacob Hirman Gowan, son of James Marion Gowan and Mary Matilda Thompson Buntley Gowan, was born May 6, 1883 probably in Lincoln County.  He did not marry.

 

James William Gowan, son of James Marion Gowan and Mary Matilda Thompson Buntley Gowan, was born Septem­ber 12, 1884, probably in Lincoln County.  He was married to Ruthie Warden August 15, 1907.

 

Children born to James William Gowan and Ruthie Warden Gowan include:

 

                Harold Gowan                                       born about 1909

                Katherine Gowan                                 born about 1911

                Forrest Gowan                                      born about 1914

 

Bettie Elizabeth Gowan, daughter of James Marion Gowan and Mary Matilda Thompson Buntley Gowan, was born April 6, 1888.  She was married December 30, 1907 to Ster­ling Mills.  In 1938 they lived at Fayetteville

 

Mattie Lou Gowan, daughter of James Marion Gowan and Mary Matilda Thompson Buntley Gowan, was born October 7, 1889.  She was married to Ezell Lane August 30, 1900.  Later Mattie Lou Gowan Lane lived in Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Berry Curlee Gowan, son of James Marion Gowan and Mary Matilda Thompson Buntley Gowan, was born November 8, 1894.  He did not marry.  He died March 5, 1930, at age 35 "of cerebro spinal meningitis," according to his Tennessee BVS Death Certificate No. 6294, signed by T. A. Patrick, M.D.  He was buried in Booneville Cemetery, according to Sam Gowan of Mulberry, Tennessee, informant

 

An unnamed infant daughter of Sam Gowan was born February 8, 1910 and died the following day, according to Tennessee Death Certificate No. 54368.

 

The tombstone at the grave of Berry Curlee Gowan erroneously states that he was the "son of A. Berry Gowan and Ophia Faulkner Gowan."  A. Berry Gowan was born August 10, 1865.

 

"A. B. Gowan" was married to S. E. Hudson October 15, 1892, according to Lincoln County Marriage Book 2, page 69.  Ap­parently Mrs. S. E. Hudson Gowan died within the decade.  A. Berry Gowan was remarried September 14, 1901 to Ophia Faulkner by J. E. Poindexter, Court Clerk, according to Lincoln County Marriage Book 3, page 74.

 

Also located in Booneville Cemetery are the graves of "A. Berry Gowan, born August 10, 1865, died May 11, 1945;" "Ophia Faulkner Gowan, born April 14, 1880, died August 15, 1938;" "Mary B. Gowan, 1865-1938" and "D. Ernest Gowan, born February 4, 1910 and died April 15, 1950."

 

Children born to A. Berry Gowan and Ophia Faulkner Gowan, according to "Lincoln County, Tennessee Bible Records," Volume 4, by Mabel Abbott Tucker and Jane Warren Waller, include:

 

                William Cowden Gowan      born December 3, 1904

 

William Cowden Gowan, son of A. Berry Gowan and Ophia Faulkner Gowan was born December 3, 1904 in Lincoln County.  He was married December 11, 1927 to Mildred Adana Smith, who was born April 25, 1909.

 

Children born to William Cowden Gowan and Mildred Adana Smith Gowan include:

 

                Hirman Cowden Gowan                                      born March 20, 1935

 

Hirman Cowden Gowan, son of William Cowden Gowan and Mildred Adana Smith Gowan was born March 20, 1935.  He was married December 23, 1962 to Linda Faye Brown.  Of Hirman Cowden Gowan and Linda Faye Brown Gowan and de­scendants nothing more is known.

 

Annie Jane Gowan, daughter of James Marion Gowan and Mary Matilda Thompson Buntley Gowan, was born Decem­ber 12, 1896, probably in Lincoln County.  She was married to William C. Robyn in 1921.

 

Apparently Annie Jane Gowan was married earlier to Everett Bedwell because they were the parents of Mabel Bedwell, who was born September 11, 1912.

 

Samuel Hipps Gowan, son of James Marion Gowan and Mary Matilda Thompson Buntley Gowan, was born February 8, 1902.  He was married to Mary Louise Little August 9, 1923.

 

Children born to Samuel Hipps Gowan and Mary Louise Lit­tle Gowan include:

 

                Evelyn Louise Gowan                                         born September 29, 1924

 

Evelyn Louise Gowan, daughter of Samuel Hipps Gowan and Mary Louise Little Gowan, was born September 29, 1924.  She was married to James David Lane August 21, 1950.

 

Ena Mae Gowan, daughter of James Marion Gowan and Mary Matilda Thompson Buntley Gowan, was born Decem­ber 8, 1904, probably in Lincoln County.  She was married to Charles Holland June 9, 1930.

 

According to another bible owned by Lee Hudson, Mimosa Road, Fayetteville, Tennessee, Mattie Francis Gowan was married to William Bell Hudson July 8, 1877.  She was born in Lincoln County December 24, 1859.  William Bell Hudson was later married to Alice L. Thomison November 8, 1896.

                                        ==O==

Gary H. Gowan, son of Sam Gowan and Mary Prosser Gowan, was born March 8, 1864 in Tennessee.  In 1929 he was farming near Mimosa, Tennessee in Lincoln County.  He died there of "heart trouble, with no physician attending," ac­cording to Tennessee BVS Death Certificate 27289.  He was buried there in Prosser Graveyard, according to Jim Gowan, informant of Fayetteville.

                                             ==O==

Mattie F. Gowan was married to W. B. Hudson July 10, 1877 in Lincoln County according to Tennessee Marriage records (1851-1900).

==O==

Nancy Ann Gowan was married to Benjamin Bedford November 21, 1855 in Lincoln County according to Tennessee Marriage records (1851-1900).

==O==

S. H. Gowan was married to Mattie Raney December 3, 1891 in Lincoln County according to Tennessee Marriage records [1851-1900].

                                             ==O==

Daniel H. Gowen was married September 10, 1841 to Mary Ann Myrick, according to "Lincoln County, Tennessee Mar­riages, 1823-1850."  Children born to Daniel H. Gowen and Mary Ann Myrick Gowen are unknown

 

Mary Ann Gowen appeared in the 1880 census of Lincoln County as the head of a household in Enumeration District 123, page 30, Fayetteville District 8, enumerated as:

 

                "Gowen,                 Mary Ann                             36, born in TN, father born in

                                                                                                                                                TN, mother born in TN,

                                                                                                                                                common laborer, illiterate"

                                                                Dovey E.                                  3, born in TN, father born in

                                                                                                                                                TN, mother born in TN,

                                                                                                                                                daughter

                                                                Dilmer          10/12, born in TN, father born in

                                                                                                                                                TN, mother born in TN, son,

                                                                                                                                                born in July"

                                             ==O==

S. H. Gowan was married to Mattie Ramsey December 2, 1891, according to Lincoln marriage Records.  "S. H. Gowen" was involved in land transactions in Lincoln County September 9, 1901 and October 7, 1907, according to Lincoln County Deed Book JJ, pages 73 and 386.  He deeded 72 acres of land to John A. Keith for $880.  Children born to S. H. Gowan and Mattie Ramsey Gowan are unknown.

==O==

Frances Gowen was married to Merdica Reed January 6, 1870 in Lincoln County according to Tennessee Marriage records (1851-1900).

==O==

Hamilton Gowen was married to Frances Prosser January 4, 1859 in Lincoln County according to Tennessee Marriage records (1851-1900).

==O==

Samuel E. Gowen was married Mary E. Prosser April 19, 1859 in Lincoln County according to Tennessee Marriage records (1851-1900).  Nothing more is known of Samuel E. Gowen and Mary E. Prosser Gowen.

                                               ==O==

Buried in Porch Cemetery at Bookhill, Tennessee was "W. H. C. Gowen."  No dates were given on his headstone.  Adjoining were the graves of "William H. Porch, died Sep. 1870" and "Pheby" whose grave was marked with a fieldstone, according to "Cemetery Inscriptions of Lincoln County, Tennessee."

 

LOUDON COUNTY, TENNESSEE

 

Virginia Goins was born July 2, 1920.  She died May 28, 1963 and was buried in Davis Cemetery in Loudon County.  James Albert Goins was born July 27, 1915.  He died January 25, 1928 and was buried in Davis Cemetery.

 

MADISON COUNTY, TENNESSEE

 

Mary Gowan, regarded as a widow, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Madison County:

 

                "Gowan, Mary                      47, born in Tennessee

                                                                Martha   23, born in Arkansas

                                                                Ella                          18, born in Tennessee

                                                                Ada                        12, born in Tennessee

                                                                Lutha                        8, born in Tennessee"

                                             ==O==

Mary Susan Gowan was married to William Andrew Poteete May 29, 1870 in Madison County according to Tennessee Marriage Records [1851-1900].

                                             ==O==

Robert Gowan and his wife, Etta Gowan were believed to be residents of Madison County about 1890.  Children born to them include:

 

                James Roscoe Gowan                                                          born about 1890

 

James Roscoe Gowan, son of Robert Gowan and Etta Gowan, was born about 1890, probably in Madison County.  He was married about 1913 to Murlene Marion Wood, daughter of Lonnie Wood and Addie Stubbs Wood.

 

Children born to James Roscoe Gowan and Murlene Marion Wood Gowan include:

 

                Frances Patricia Gowan                       born October 12, 1917

                Maudene Gowan [twin]                      born about 1920

                Maurene Gowan [twin]                       born about 1920

 

Frances Patricia Gowan, daughter of James Roscoe Gowan and Marion M. Wood Gowan, was born October 12, 1917 in Jackson, Tennessee.  Frances Patricia Gowan died in 1953 at Dallas, Texas.

                                             ==O==

Pleasant Gowan was married to Mary A. E. Harris July 30, 1849, according to "Madison County, Tennessee Marriages, 1827-1850."  Children born to Pleasant Gowan and Mary A. E. Harris Gowan are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Lillie Gowen, "age 24, born in December 1875 in South Carolina" and "Margurite Gowen, "age 6, born in March 1894 in Indiana" were recorded as lodgers with Susan Ellen Fryer in the 1900 census of Carroll County, Enumeration District 138, page 8.

                                             ==O==

Mary Gowen was married to Lemuel Day July 26, 1849, according to "Madison County, Tennessee Marriages, 1827-1850."

                                             ==O==

A negro, William Gowin, age 18, a servant born in Tennessee, whose parents were born in Tennessee, was living in the Household of Mary A. Johnson in the 1880 census of Carroll County, Enumeration District 18, page 5.

 

MARION COUNTY, TENNESSEE

 

Daniel Goin was enumerated as the head of Household No. 444-444, Seventh Civil District in the 1850 census of Marion County.  The family was enumerated as:

 

                "Goin,     Daniel                     53, born in NC, farmer, illiterate

                                                Charlotte                40, born in TN

                                                Daniel                     18, born in Tennessee, farmer

                                                Malinda 14, born in TN

                                                Lucinda  11, born in Tennessee

                                                John                         8, born in TN

                                                Martha     5, born in TN

                                                Charlotte                  3, born in TN

                Goin,       Elizabeth                30, born in TN

                                                Daniel                       5, born in TN

                                                Nancy                      2, born in TN"

                                             ==O==

Andrew J. Going was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Marion County, Enumeration District 96, page 14, Civil District 12:

 

                "Going,  Andrew J.              48, born in December 1851 in TN

                                                                Millie R.                 46, born in March 1854 in TN"

                                             ==O==

Mrs. Essie Ware Goins died November 24, 1985 at South Pittsburg, Tennessee.  She was born in 1901 in Alabama to Joseph Ware and Ellen Landers Quarles Ware.  Ellen Landers Quarles was the daughter of Francis Quarles and Delia Summey.  Essie Ware was married to Lee Goins about 1919.

                                             ==O==

Maude Goins, aunt of John Lee Bray II, recorded the following birth records in her bible.  They were submitted October 24, 2000 by Linda Bray York who reported that her father was married to Laura Goins, daughter of Madge Irwin Goins.  She also mentioned that Rhoda Caroline Goins, daughter of John Goins [below] of Marion County, was married to Joseph Eaton Beaty.  Many of this family were buried in Rankin’s Cove Cemetery in Jasper, Tennessee.

 

Bible entries were:

 

                John Goins                                                                            born June 5, 1865

                Thomas Goins                                                      born August 25, 1869

                Mary Goins                                                                           born February 24, 1871

                Susan Goins                                                                          born July 17, 1876

                Martha June Goins                                              born December 1, 1879

                                                                                                                                                died December 7, 1881

                Nancy Goins                                                                         born June 29, 1881

                Eliza Goins                                                                             born January 7, 1873

                Shirley Goins                                                                        born February 10, 1876

                William Albert Goins                           born March 14, 1878

                James Goins                                                                          born January 25, 1878

               

 

 

 

William Goins was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Marion County.  His household was recorded as:

 

                "Goins, William                    white male             30-40

                                                                                                                white female          30-40

                                                                                                                white female          10-15

                                                                                                                white male               5-10

                                                                                                                white female            5-10

                                                                                                                white male               0-5

                                                                                                                white male               0-5

                                                                                                                white male               0-5"

                                             ==O==

Three young men, apparently brothers, composed Household 41-41, 4th Civil District in Marion County, Tennessee in the 1870 census.  The enumeration taken on August 8, 1870, page 6, showed Jasper, Tennessee as the post office address of:

 

                "Gowen, Alexander                              20, farm laborer, born in TN

                                                                David                                     18, farm laborer, born in TN,

                                                                                                                                                illiterate

                                                                George W.             16, farm laborer, born in TN

 

MARSHALL COUNTY, TENNESSEE

 

Mary Ann Gowen was married to Thomas Smith March 15, 1846, according to "Marshall County, Tennessee Marriages, 1836-1870."

                                               ==O==

Samuel W. McGowan was married February 27, 1879 to Dillie T. Shupe, according to Marshall County marriage records.  Children born to Samuel W. McGowan and Dillie T. Shupe McGowan are unknown.

 

 

 

 

 

  Gowen Research Foundation                                 Phone:806/795-8758, 795-9694

  5708 Gary Avenue                                                          E-mail: gowen@sbcglobal.net

  Lubbock, Texas, 79413-4822                  GOWENMS.112, 01/09/02

Internet: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gowenrf

 

 

 

 

 

Membership Application

 

Gowen Research Foundation                       806/795-8758 or 795-9694

5708 Gary Avenue                                     E-mail: gowen@sbcglobal.net

Lubbock, Texas, 79413                                            

                                                                                               

Website: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gowenrf

 

I enclose payment as indicated below for

[  ] New Membership,

[  ] Renewal Membership

in Gowen Research Foundation.

 

$15          [  ] Member

$25          [  ] Contributing Member

$100        [  ] Sustaining Member

 

  [  ] Please E-mail a sample copy of the Electronic Newsletter to the family

      researcher(s) listed on sheet attached.

 

  [  ] Please send Gift Membership(s) as indicated above to individual(s)

      listed on sheet attached.

 

  Name(s)_________________________________________

 

  Address______________________Phone_______________

 

  City________________State_____Zip________[+4]______

 

  E-mail Address____________________________________