Patrick County court records of April 1853 reveal:


“Jacob Gowing, a free man of color proven to be free born by the oath of Gersham G. Hagood in the county of Patrick, in the State of Virginia, this day presented himself according to law for registration, and the said Gowing measures five feet, eight and one-quarter inches in height and of a dark brown color and weight about 145 pounds and has no apparent mark about his face, head and hands.”




Jean Grider, 1734 Salem Church Rd, Cave City, KY, 42127

Raymond Doyle Gowen, Star Rt. 1, Box 84, Hudson, KY, 40145

Steve Gowen, Carriage House #2, 437 W. 2nd St, Lexington, KY, 40507

William Ralph Gowen, Jr, No. 91548, Box 6, LaGrange, KY, 91548

Martha Gowen Herbert, Rt. 1, Box 50, Ekron, KY, 40117

Lisa Marie Jones, 1669 Poplar Dr, Mesquite, TX, 75149, 214/285-4485

Barbara Jean Mitchell Ludwig, 9848 W. Gardner Rd, Bloomington, IN, 47403

Martha Ann Gowen McGrath, 507 Wendover, Louisville, KY, 40207

Mrs. Roy D. Morrison, 466 Northside Estate, Cave City, KY, 42127

Connie Jo Gowen Sager Powell, 1516 Peaceburg Rd, Weaver, AL, 36277, 256/820-4251

Kevin E. D. Smith Route 3, Box 310, Boones Mill, VA, 24065




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