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Arkansas Territory was organized in 1819 with a population of 14,000.
D. M. Gowan was listed in the Sixth Arkansas Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.
D. M. Gowen was listed in the 12th Arkansas Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.
G. W. Gowen was listed in the 27th Arkansas Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil war military roster.
James Gowen was listed in the 24th Arkansas Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.
Levi B. Gowen was listed in the Seventh Arkansas Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.
J. F. Gowin was listed in the 24th Arkansas Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.
ARKANSAS COUNTY, ARKANSAS
Enumerated in a sheriff’s census in 1823 in Arkansas County were William Goings, Sr, William Goings, Jr, John Goings and Pleasant Goings. The first three were enumerated in Mis-sissippi Township. Pleasant Goings was listed in Arkansas Township. It is believed that these families later moved to Monroe County, Arkansas.
In the census of 1830 Henry Goings, John Goings, Mary Goings, Pleasant Goings and William Goings were listed as heads of households in Monroe County, according to “Index to 1830 Census, Territory of Arkansas” by Bobbie Jones McLane.
John Goings and William H. Goings were listed as heads of households in Monroe County in the 1840 census, according to “Index of the 1840 Arkansas Census” by McLane.
Elizabeth Gowins, age 73, born in Virginia, appeared in the 1850 census of Arkansas County, Prairie Township.
BENTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS
Levy Gowen, “white, age 22, born in Arkansas, father born in Arkansas, mother born in Tennessee” died in July 1880 in Benton County, according to “1880 Mortality Schedules of Arkansas” by Capitola Hensley Glazner and Bobbie Jones McLane.
BRADLEY COUNTY, ARKANSAS
No Gowens or spelling variations were enumerated in the 1850 census of Bradley County.
James L. Goins was born about 1827 in Mississippi, accord-ing to his 1880 census enumeration. He was married to Margaret Elizabeth Ward, according to Marlene Cottrell, a great-granddaughter.
James L. Goins was summoned to serve as a petit juror Sep-tember 9, 1861, according to Bradley County Circuit Court records.
“J. L. Goins” was a registered voter in Pennington township in 1867 in Bradley County.
James L. Goins was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Bradley County:
“Goins, James L. 53, born in MS
Mary 40, born in AR
Henry 20, born in AR
Thata 18, born in AR
Sarah C. 16, born in AR
Ema 12, born in AR
Jes A. 10, born in AR
Alb P. 8, born in AR
Ruth 4, born in AR
George 3, born in AR
Mary E. 2, born in AR”
George Cabot Goins, son of James L. Goins, was born about 1877, probably in Bradley County, according to Marlene Cottrell a granddaughter. He was married about 1900 to Jo-die Hiser, daughter of Henry C. Hiser and Martha Hamaker Hiser.
A news item in the “Warren Democrat-News” of May 25, 1914 recorded:
“George Goins has double-luck around his place. He has two pairs of twins, and the other day his best Jersey cow brought and delivered to him two fine bull calves.”
George Cabot Goins was registered for the draft during World War I in Bradley County.
Lummie Goins, [black] was registered for the draft during World War I, according to Bradley County Selective Service records.
E. L. Gowen bought a broad axe for $1.50 at the estate sale of Washington B. Smith December 20, 1865, according to Bradley County probate records.
The obituary of Oscar Koehler, son of Oscar August Koehler, Jr. and Beatrice Goins Koehler, was carried in the “Eagle Democrat” 28 November 2001.
“Oscar A. Koehler, Jr., age 79, of Warren, died Monday, November 19, 2001, at Wagnon Place Nursing Home.
He was born November 15, 1922, at Warren, a son of the late Oscar August Koehler, Jr., and Beatrice Goins Koehler.
He was a World War II U. S. Army Veteran, a member of the Warren Lions Club, a member of First Presbyter-ian Church, the American Legion, VFW and the retired owner of Koehler’s Barber Shop.
Surviving is his wife, Willie Belle Gorman Koehler, whom he married April 30, 1950, at Moro Bay.
Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home of Warren. Active pallbearers were James Troy Goins, Clifton Poole, Benny Johnson, Charles Goins, Phillip Derryberry, Monty Johnson and George Freeman.”
CALHOUN COUNTY, ARKANSAS
No Gowens [or spelling variations] were indexed in Calhoun County Marriage Books A and B, according to “Calhoun County Arkansas Marriages, 1851-1879” by M. Maye Hill Amon.
CARROLL COUNTY, ARKANSAS
No Gowens or spelling variations were enumerated in the 1850 census of Carroll County.
Levi Gowen, a native of North Carolina and his wife Susan Mary Gowen, a native of Georgia, were residents of Carroll County about 1886, according to Sharon Gowens Gabel, a great-granddaughter of Amarillo, Texas.
Children born to them include:
William Henry Gowen born November 23, 1874
William Henry Gowen, son of Levi Gowen and Susan Mary Gowen, was born November 23, 1874 near Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He was married about 1908 in Hempstead County, Arkansas to Georgie Annie Sprigs. In 1910 they lived at Hope, Arkansas, and in 1916 they lived at Ashton, Arkansas. Georgie Annie Sprigs Gowen died about 1925 at Idabell, Oklahoma and was buried there. William Henry Gowen died January 16, 1940 at Clayton, New Mexico.
Children born to William Henry Gowen and Georgie Annie Sprigs Gowen include:
Alma Gowens born in 1910
Elmer Happy Gowens born in 1916
Alma Gowens, daughter of William Henry Gowen and Georgie Annie Gowen, was born in 1910. She was married at Hope in 1926, husband’s name Henderson. He was a far-mer and a sawmill employee. Children born to them in-clude:
Lillie May “Giddy May” Henderson born about 1928
CHICOT COUNTY, ARKANSAS
The 1850 census of Chicot County listed no families of interest to Gowen chroniclers.
Thomas B. Goins, born in 1815, appeared in Chicot County in 1855.
CLARK COUNTY, ARKANSAS
William Goin, negro, 33, was married July 26, 1870 to Lucy Bridgett, negress 25, according to Clark County Negro Marriage Book, page 66. Children born to William Goin and Lucy Bridgett Goin are unknown.
Robert Goins, age 32, was married May 4, 1854 to Levina Holder, age 20, at the residence of Violet [?] Holder, according to Clark County Marriage Book C, page 312. Children born to Robert Goins and Levina Holder Goins are unknown.
James M. Gowen was married September 21, 1856 to Dian-ah Wilson, age 21, according to Clark County Marriage Book C, page 418. Children born to James M. Gowen and Dianah Wilson Gowen are unknown. James M. Gowen and his wife “Dicy Ann Gowen” deeded 160 acres of land to Isaac Wilson, perhaps a kinsman, August 11, 1857 for $200, according to nearby Sevier County, Arkansas Deed Book I-6, page 199.
Mary C. Gowin, 18, was married December 7, 1873 to James T. Rayburn, 26, according to Clark County Marriage Book 7, page 235, as transcribed by Bobbie Jones McLane in “Clark County, Arkansas Marriage Records, 1821-1879,” covering Marriage Books A-H.
Rachel Gowin, 15 was married to John Brownly, 19, No-vember 15, 1856, according to Clark County Marriage Book C, page 439.
CLAY COUNTY, ARKANSAS
John Goins was married in 1915 to Mrs. Mary McLeskey Merrett Bainter, according to Sherry Troupe.
Fushia Gowen was mentioned in the “Clay County Cour-ier” in 1930:
“Miss Fushia Gowen of Datto left here last Tuesday for Little Rock where she is a guest of Mrs. E. E. Ash-baugh for a few days. Later, Miss Fushia will go to Seminole, Oklahoma for an extended visit to her bro-ther, O. H. Gowen and his family.”
Joy Gowen was graduated from the eighth grade at Corning, Arkansas in May 1930, according to the “Clay County Courier.”
L. Adele Gowen, daughter of Henry Gowen and Mattie Brown Gowen, was born September 19, 1915 near Datto. She was married about 1933 to Roscoe Dalton and later to Clyde McIlroy. In 2001 she lived at Florisant, Missouri. She died there at Delmar Gardens Nursing Home in St. Louis November 7, 2001 at the age of 86. She was buried in Masonic Cemetery there.
Vivian Rawlings Gowen, 88 of Datto, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at Oakdale Nursing Facility in Jonesboro. She was born Aug. 13, 1912 near Datto, a daughter of the late George Raw-lings and Nellie Morgan Rawlings. Her husband, Willie E. Gowen, pre-ceded her in death on Feb. 2, 1997. Funeral ser-vices were held Tuesday at Datto Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Boyce Cate officiating. Burial followed in Nelson Cemetery near Reyno under direction of Ermert Funeral Home of Corning.
William E. Gowen received permission from the Clay County Rationing Board in 1943 to buy one Class 3 tire, according to an article in the “Clay County Courier.”
COLUMBIA COUNTY, ARKANSAS
John Gowen was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1860 census of Columbia County, page 43. The household, No 275-282 appeared June 1, 1860 in Taylor township:
“Gowen, John 48, born in AL, farmer
Francis 40, born in TN, female
Mary 16, born in MS
Jane 14, born in MS
Sealy 12, born in MS
Benna 11, born in MS, female
Sarah 9, born in MS”
John Gowin, age 2, born in Arkansas, died in September 1859 “of worms,” according to the 1860 mortality schedule of Co-lumbia County. He was “sick 3 days.”
T. J. Goynes, “24, born in Alabama,” was enumerated September 13, 1860 in the household of Albert Smith, No. 197-199 in Clay township in the census of Columbia County.
CONWAY COUNTY, ARKANSAS
Mary J. Goen, 20 was married June 6, 1886 to W. R. Black-shear, according to Conway County Marriage Book E, page 405.
CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, ARKANSAS
No Gowens or spelling variations appeared in the 1860 census of Craighead County, according to a transcript of that enumeration which appeared in “History of Craighead County, Arkansas” by Harry Lee Williams.
Margaret Goans gave a warranty deed March 2, 1901 to J. B. Gregg for $100, according to Craighead County Deed Book 20, page 248.
John P. Goens, appeared in the 1870 census of Craighead County on August 24, 1870, living in the town of Jonesboro. Both John P. Goens and James Gowen were enumerated on the same day, indicating that they were living in adjacent locations.
The household, No. 6-6, appeared as:
“Goens, John P. 43, born in TN, blacksmith
personal property $125
Margaret C. 33, born in GA”
A. Goin deeded lots in Jonesboro January 2, 1900 to J. A. Johnson for $400, according to Craighead County Deed Book 22, page 372.
Hazel B. Goin, daughter of W. I. Goin and V. Goin, was born June 22, 1897 and died November 22, 1900, according to her tombstone in Jonesboro City Cemetery.
Isaac Goin and Hazel Goin have burial markers in Jonesboro City Cemetery with no dates engraved.
James E. Goin was married to Eloise June Lamberson in 1971, according to Craighead County Marriage Book B-8, page 315. Of James E. Goin and Eloise June Lamberson Goin nothing more is known.
Maggie I. Goin was born January 23, 1917 and died August 24, 1918, according to her tombstone in Pine Hill Cemetery.
Mexia Goin, daughter of E. J. Goin and M. A. Goin, was bornSeptember 20, 1894. She died January 15, 1897 and was buried in the city cemetery of Jonesboro.
Vern E. Goin was born November 17, 1913 and died January 28, 1914, according to his tombstone in Pine Hill Cemetery, as recorded in “Craighead County, Arkansas Cemetery Records.”
W. S. Goin was born April 8, 1858 and died September 2, 1904, according to his/her tombstone in Jonesboro City Cemetery.
Willie Goin was married to Ida Rains in 1911, according to Craighead County Marriage Book N, page 185. Children born to Willie Goin and Ida Rains Goin are unknown.
James W. Going was born May 16, 1889 and died May 26, 1960, according to his tombstone in Pine Hill Cemetery. Chil-dren born to him include:
Verne Going born about 1912
Eugene Going born about 1914
Lowell Going born about 1917
Hoyt Going born about 1921
Sybil Going born about 1925
L. C. Going and Birdie Going were the parents of Lelan Clay Going, born in 1899 and died in 1900, according to his tomb-stone in Jonesboro City Cemetery.
L. C. Going gave a warranty deed to J. S. Starns April 26, 1900 for $1,000, according to Craighead County Deed Book 20, page 77.
Miss E. E. Gowan was married in 1909 to E. F. Dickson, according to Craighead County Marriage Book L, page 364.
F. M. Gowan was married about 1850 to Melvina J. Gibson, daughter of Dr. E. W. Gibson and Elizabeth Lane Gibson. Elizabeth Lane Gibson died in 1865, according to “History of Craighead County, Arkansas.”
“F. M. Gowen” was a witness in Craighead County Court April 12, 1879. He was called as a grand juror November 1, 1879. He served two days as an election judge in Brookland township February 12, 1893, according to Book E, page 603. He served as an election judge two years later on February 12, 1895, according to Book F, page 352. On April 16, 1898 he again serve on the grand jury.
Children born to F. M. Gowan and Melvina J. Gibson Gow-an include:
Eva Gowan born about 1854
Gertrude Gowan born about 1856
Eva Gowan was married about 1874 to Edward Dickson as his second wife. Gertrude Gowan was married about 1906 to Jewel Dickson, brother of Edward Dickson.
H. B. Gowan, 27 of Brookland, Arkansas was married Sep-tember 25, 1910 to Ethel Smith, 20, of Brookland, according to Craighead Marriage Book M, page 365. Children born to H. B. Gowan and Ethel Smith Gowan re unknown.
Mollie J. Gowan, “widow of Morris P. Gowan” was listed in the Jonesboro, Arkansas city directory of 1951.
Cara L. Gowen was married in 1984 to Gregory S. Stone, according to Craighead County Marriage Book B25, page 607.
Howard Bruce Gowen was married in 1941 to Naomi Harland, according to Craighead County Marriage Book A10, page 104. Children born to Howard Bruce Gowen and Na-omi Harland Gowen are unknown.
Iva D. Gowen was married in 1979 to Frankie D. Lammers, according to Craighead County Marriage Book B20, page 12.
John Gowen was a witness in the trial of “State of Arkansas vs. Henry Daniel April 8, 1895, according to Court Minute Book E, page 292.
Ora D. Gowen, 20 was married November 13, 1956 to Donald Louis Novak, 21, both of Jonesboro, according to Craighead County Marriage Book A24, page 259.
Priscilla N. Gowen was married in 1961 to Donald R. Rippy, according to Craighead County Marriage Book A27, page 522.
R. F. Gowen was married in 1896 to Manervia Norton, according to Craighead County Marriage Book F, page 389. Children born to R. F. Gowen and Manervia Norton Gowen are unknown.
Sada M. Gowen was married in 1945 to L. C. Ruffin, according to Craighead County Marriage Book A14, page 66.
Virginia L. Gowin was married in 1944 to Raymond Mayes, according to Craighead County Marriage Book A12, page 451.
CRAWFORD COUNTY, ARKANSAS
The 1830 census and the 1840 census of Crawford County contained no Gowens or spelling variations.
Everitt H. Goines, who was born April 7, 1897, died April 9, 1952 in Crawford County, according to “History in Headstones, Crawford County, Arkansas.”
Dan Gowan was listed in the 1971 Ft. Smith, Arkansas telephone directory living at 3315 Avenue M, Ft. Smith.
Mary Ann Gowen, 28 was married to Samuel E. McMahon November 30, 1879, according to Crawford County Marriage records.
Nathan Gowin was born about 1808, probably in Tennessee. He was married about 1840, wife’s name Louisa. She was also born in Tennessee, in 1810. Nathan Gowin deserted his wife and children, according to Tim Gowin, a descendant of Stigler, Oklahoma. Tim Gowin suggests that the family lived in Whitfield County, Georgia near the Tennessee state line.
Louisa Gowin was enumerated in the 1850 census as the head of a “Mulatto” household with four children, “one named Charles, one named Mary and two older children,” according to Taryn Gowin.
Louisa Gowin appeared at age 70 in the 1880 census of Craw-ford County, Arkansas living in the household of her son, Charles Albert Gowin. She died there shortly afterward and was buried in Salem Cemetery.
Children born to Nathan Gowin and Louisa Gowin include:
Charles Albert Gowin born April 22, 1844
Mary “Polly” Gowin born about 1847
Charles Albert Gowin, son of Nathan Gowin and Louisa Gowin, was born in Tennessee April 22, 1844. He served as a Confederate infantryman during the Civil War, according to the research of a descendant, Quentin Walkup and his wife Ruby Gowin Walkup of Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Taryn Gowin shows him as an aide to Gen. John Brown Gordon of Walker County, Georgia.
John Brown Gordon was born February 6, 1832 in Georgia. Though he was a lawyer with no military training before the Civil War, John Brown Gordon proved to be an excellent commander in battle. After recovering from five bullet wounds in the Battle of Sharpsburg, the native Georgian even looked the part of a fierce fighter, sporting a deep scar on the side of his face from one of his wounds.
Gordon was given command of a Georgian brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia and fought in the Battle of Chan-cellorsville and in the Battle of Gettysburg. At Gettysburg Gordon helped the wounded Union Gen. Francis Barlow, with whom he established a lifelong friendship.
As a brigadier general in the Battle of the Wilderness on May 6, 1864, Gordon planned and carried out a brilliant attack. According to an onlooker, “Driving on furiously, he struck back the Federal front . . . forced them off the field in utter rout. Brigade after brigade fled from the Federal works.”
Promoted to major general on May 14, 1864, Gordon led a division during the Battle of Spotsylvania. He was an active combatant until the end of the war, fighting in the Battle of Cold Harbor; in the Shenandoah Valley; outside Washing-ton, D. C, at Monocacy; at Winchester; at Fisher’s Hill; and at Cedar Creek.
He commanded the attack on Fort Stedman at Petersburg and led his men in the Battle of Appomattox in the last charge of the Army of Northern Virginia.
After the Confederacy surrendered, the distinguished general returned to Georgia, where he resumed his law practice in Atlanta. Elected a U.S. senator in 1873 and 1879, Gordon resigned in May 1880 to promote a railroad venture. He was elected governor of Georgia in 1886, and returned to the U.S. Senate from 1891 to 1897. In 1903 Gordon published an account of his Civil War service entitled “Reminiscences of the Civil War.” He was elected Commander-in-Chief of the United Confederate Veterans in when the group was first organized and held the office until his death. He died in Miami, Florida January 9, 1904 at the age of 71 and was buried in Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta.
Charles Albert Gowin was married about 1870 to Serena I. Evatt. They were enumerated in the 1870 census of Walker County, Georgia, according to the research of Taryn Gowin. They removed to Crawford County, Arkansas prior to 1872. Serena I. Evatt Gowin died March 22, 1874, perhaps in child-birth and was buried in Salem Cemetery. Charles Albert Gow-in was remarried about 1876, wife’s name Li Adeline. She was a widow with two children whom Charles Albert Gowin adop-ted.
They were residents of Cedarville, Arkansas in 1877 when a son, John Gordon Gowin was born. “Elder C. A. Gowin” was a resident of Crawford County in 1879.
The family of Charles Albert Gowin, appeared in the 1880 census of Crawford County, Jasper Civil District, near Ft. Smith:
“Gowin, C. A. 36, born in TN
Li Adeline 28, born in AR
Mary L. 8, born in AR
William 6, born in AR
Millissa 5, born in AR
John G. 3, born in AR
Cassie C. 1, born in AR
Gowin, James A. 10, born in AR, orphan
Jones B. 7, born in AR, step-son
Georgia L. 6, born in AR, step-
Gowing, Louisa 70, born in TN, mother”
“Elder C. A. Gowin” performed the marriage ceremony of Claude B. Coble, age 23 and Elva Harris, age 15, January 17, 1892, according to Crawford County Marriage Book D, page 75.
“My grandfather was a Baptist minister and aided in es-tablishing several churches in Crawford County,” Tim Gowin wrote March 13, 1991. “He later went to Okla-homa as a missionary to the Indians of Eastern Indian Territory. He died in 1903 at the age of 70.” Tim Gowin wrote May 17, 1991, “Our Aunt Serepta Gowin Walker was buried near our grandfather.”
Children born to Charles Albert Gowin and Serena I. Evatt Gowin include:
Mary L. “Polly” Gowin born about 1871
William Alexander Gowin born about 1873
Millisa Gowin born about 1874
Children born to Charles Albert Gowin and Li Adeline Gowin include:
John Gordon Gowin born January 22, 1877
Cassie C. Gowin born about 1879
Garland D. Gowin born about 1884
Children born to Li Adeline Gowin include:
Jones B. Gowin born about 1873
Georgia L. Gowin born about 1874
An orphan adopted by Charles Albert Gowin and Li Adeline Gowin was identified as:
James Gowin born about 1870
Mary L. “Polly” Gowin, daughter of Charles Albert Gowin and Serena I. Evatt Gowin, was born in Arkansas about 1871. She appeared as an eight-year-old in the 1880 census of her father’s household. She was married about 1891, husband’s name Clarke.
William Alexander Gowin, son of Charles Albert Gowin and Serena I. Evatt Gowin, was born in Arkansas about 1873. He was recorded in the 1880 census of his father’s household as a six-year-old.
Millissa Gowin, daughter of Charles Albert Gowin and Serena I. Evatt Gowin, was born in Arkansas about 1874. She was recorded as a five-year-old in the 1880 census of Crawford County. She was married about 1892, husband’s name Wellington. “Melissa L. Gowen” was married December 16, 1894 to Joseph L. Oliver, according to Crawford County marriage records.
John Gordon Gowin, son of Charles Albert Gowin and Li Adeline Gowin, was born January 22, 1877 at Cedarville. He was married at Stigler, Oklahoma October 14, 1900 to Martha Missouri Bullin who was born November 30, 1881 in Franklin County, Alabama to James Polk Bullin and Mary Tiffin Bullen.
In 1902 John Gordon Gowin and Martha Missouri Bullin Gowin operated a grocery store in Belmont, Oklahoma in Pottawatomie County. He was a Baptist preacher in Okla-homa until 1929 when he moved to Briscoe County, Texas to join his son, Charles Gowin, who had moved there earlier.
John Gordon Gowin bought a cemetery lot in the Quitaque, Texas Cemetery December 16, 1935. Martha Missouri Bullin Gowin died at Wynona, Oklahoma July 30, 1954.
John Gordon Gowin died of atherosclerosis May 25, 1973 at the age of 96 in Swisher Memorial Hospital, and he was bur-ied in Resthaven Cemetery, Quitaque, according to Swisher County, Texas Death Book 7, page 30.
Children born to John Gordon Gowin and Martha Missouri Bullin Gowin include:
Charles Gowin born August 20, 1902
John W. Gowin born about 1904
Harvey Gordon Gowin born December 23, 1906
Fannie Gowin born about 1910
Grace Vera Gowin born October 18, 1912
Mary Neva Gowin born December 11, 1914
Charles Gowin, son of John Gordon Gowin and Martha Mis-souri Bullin Gowin was born August 20, 1902 at Belmont where his father operated a grocery store. He was married in Perryton, Texas to Mary Ellen Montgomery December 23, 1921, according to Ochiltree County Marriage Book 2, page 78. She was born July 4, 1909 at Rumus, Oklahoma to James Elick Montgomery and Emmaline Bullen Mont-gomery. Emmaline Bullen Montgomery was a daughter of James Polk Bullen and Mary Tiffin Bullen.
Charles Gowin appeared in Briscoe County in 1927. He purchased 160 acres of land from J. M. Wise December 2, 1938, according to Briscoe County Deed Book 36, page 483. He was listed in the 1949 rural directory of Briscoe County as the owner of 241 acres of land located two miles east and one mile north of Quitaque. He appeared in the 1952 direct-ory.
Subsequent to that time he had a leg amputated. In 1971, at the age 69, he continued to live in Quitaque.
Children born to Charles Gowin and Mary Ellen Montgomery Gowin include:
Reba Pearl Gowin born October 21, 1922
James Gordon Gowin born December 15, 1927
Reba Pearl Gowin, daughter of Charles Gowin and Mary Ellen Montgomery Gowin, was born October 21, 1922 in Beaver, Oklahoma. In 1947 “Reba P. Gowin, clerk at the Fair Store,” lived in Ft. Worth, Texas at 1625 Hammond, according to the city directory.
She was married January 26, 1949 at Pampa, Texas to Mar-ion W. Wilson, son of Otis Wilson and Ruth Bradshaw Wil-son, according to Briscoe County, Texas Marriage Book 4, page 19. He was born January 25, 1923 at Gasoline, Texas. In 1973, Reba Pearl Gowin Wilson, a teacher, lived at Pampa.
James Gordon Gowin, son of Charles Gowin and Mary Ellen Montgomery Gowin, was born December 15, 1927 at Quitaque. He was married, at age 16, to Martha G. Sutton November 25, 1927 by Rev. John F. Johnston, minister of the First Baptist Church, Turkey, Texas, according to Bris-coe County Marriage Book 3, page 206. A divorce was granted to James Gordon Gowin and Martha G. Sutton Gowin January 15, 1945.
James Gordon Gowin was remarried to Mrs. Juanita Ann Reed Phelps December 17, 1945, according to Briscoe County Mar-riage Book 4, page 226. The bride was born October 9, 1922 at Bonita, Texas to Isom Francis Reed and Elva Watson Reed. James Gordon Gowin was shown as a driver for Lee Way Mot-or Freight Lines in the 1952, 1953 and 1955 editions of the Amarillo, Texas city directory. He and his wife, Juanita Ann Reed Phelps Gowin lived at 2812 Northwest 3rd Street in 1952. In 1953 they lived at 109 Central Avenue, and in 1955 they lived at 2636 Northwest 12th Street in Amarillo. The couple was divorced shortly afterwards.
James Gordon Gowin was married to Mrs. Leona Francis Shockley November 18, 1958, according to Parmer County, Texas Marriage Book 3, page 340.
Mrs. Juanita Ann Reed Phelps Gowin was remarried March 5, 1959 to George Washington Reynolds, according to Pot-ter County, Texas Marriage Book 27, page 84. James Gordon Gowin died in 1988. Of Leona Francis Shockley Gowin nothing more is known.
Juanita Ann Reed Phelps Gowin died at age 78 July 1, 2001 at Hale Center, Texas. Her funeral was held July 3 at the First Baptist Church in Quitaque, Texas and she was buried in Flomot Cemetery, Flomot, Texas. She was survied by five brothers, James Reed of Hominy, Oklahoma, E. G. Reed of Flomot, George Reed of Silverton, Texas, Leo Reed of Amarillo, Texas and Cecil Reed of Whitesboro, Texas.
Children born to James Gordon Gowin and Juanita Ann Reed Phelps Gowin include:
Betty Ann Gowin born December 8, 1946
James Edward Gowin born January 3, 1948
Linda Susan Gowin born July 7, 1950
Douglas Wayne Gowin born February 16, 1953
Betty Ann Gowin, first child of James Gowin and Juanita Ann Reed Phelps Gowin, was born in Matador, Texas December 14, 1948, according to BVS File 169617. “Betty Anne Gow-in” was married to Edward Earl Johnston August 25, 1966 in Amarillo, according to Potter County Marriage Book 34, page 339. “Betty Gowin” was listed as a “carhop” in the 1967 edition of the Amarillo city directory.
Children born to them include:
Charles Scott Johnston born September 29, 1968
Edward Roy Johnston born September 11, 1970
Amanda Mariann Johnston born August 23, 1978
James Edward Gowin, son of James Gordon Gowin and Juan-ita Ann Reed Phelps Gowin, was born January 3, 1948 at Mat-ador, Texas. He was married about 1968, wife’s name, Mary. In 1969 they lived at Newton, Kansas and in 1970 at Ft. Worth, Texas. In 2001 he lived in Plattsburg, Missouri.
Children born to James Edward Gowin and Mary Gowin include:
Charles James Gowin born February 26, 1969
Tammy Sue Gowin born June 29, 1970
Linda Susan Gowin, daughter of James Gordon Gowin and Juanita Ann Reed Phelps Gowin, was born July 7, 1950 in Childress, Texas, according to Childress County Birth Certificate No. 9497. She was married in July 1966 to Ronald Mack Hughes. In 1971 they lived in Plainview, Texas and in 1971 at Hale Center, Texas. In 2001 they continued at Plainview.
Children born to them include:
Marty Lynn Hughes born August 1, 1967
Mary Melisa June Hughes born November 30, 1971
Douglas Wayne Gowin, son of James Gordon Gowin and Juanita Ann Reed Phelps Gowin, was born February 16, 1953 in Amarillo. He was married December 28, 1974 to Linda Marie Sampley. In 1975 they lived at Tulia, Texas. In 1976 they were at Ardmore, Oklahoma. In 1978 they lived at Decatur, Texas where in died in that year.
Children born to Douglas Wayne Gowin and Linda Marie Sampley Gowin include:
Ty Wayne Gowin born June 16, 1975
Jim Tom Gowin born May 1, 1976
Brandi Marie Gowin born May 15, 1978
Harvey Gordon Gowin, son of John Gordon Gowin and Martha Missouri Bullin Gowin, was born December 23, 1906 at Prague, Oklahoma. He died May 3, 1933.
Fannie Gowin, daughter of John Gordon Gowin and Martha Missouri Bullin Gowin was born about 1910 at Prague. She was married about 1930 to A. W. Shulte. In 1973, she lived at Mercedes, Texas.
Grace Vera Gowin, daughter of John Gordon Gowin and Martha Missouri Bullin Gowin, was born October 18, 1912 at Prague. She was married about 1940 to Archie Lee Tar-ter. She died August 20, 1959 at Friona, Texas and was bur-ied at Muleshoe, Texas. In 1973, a Grace Gowin Newell lived at Shawnee, Oklahoma. Tim Gowin referred to “Mae Newell” in a letter dated May 17, 1991.
Children born to them include:
David Lee Tarter born December 26, 1942
Joe Neal Tarter born June 1, 1944
Mary Neva Gowin, daughter of John Gordon Gowin and Martha Missouri Bullin Gowin, was born December 11, 1914 at Prague. She was married September 14, 1935 at Turkey, Texas to Clarence Eugene Barrett who was born March 2, 1915 at Courtney Flats, Oklahoma. He was a son of Arthur Clarence Barrett and Virgie Roberson Barrett. He was killed in an automobile accident. She died November 21, 1964 at Tulia, Texas and was buried at Quitaque.
Children born to them include:
Charles Eugene Barrett born April 17, 1944
John W. Gowin, son of John Gordon Gowin and Martha Missouri Bullin Gowin, was born in Oklahoma about 1904. In 1973 he lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma at 471 South 94th East Avenue.
“John Wilson Gowin,” who was born March 15, 1921 at Prague, Oklahoma was discharged from the U. S. Navy June 1, 1943. At that time he showed his residence at Waynoka, Oklahoma. His discharge was recorded in Briscoe County, Texas where he was shown to be single and a rancher at the time of his discharge.
Cassie C. Gowin, daughter of Charles Albert Gowin and Li Adeline Gowin, was born in Arkansas about 1879. She appeared as a one-year-old in the 1880 census of her father’s household.
Garland D. Gowin, regarded as the son of Charles Albert Gowin and Li Adeline Gowin, was born about 1884. Gar-land D. Gowin was a resident of Stigler, Oklahoma in 1924, according to the research of Hoyt L. Goin of Russellville, Arkansas in 1990.
Sons born to Garland D. Gowin include:
Melvin Gowin born about 1924
Tim Gowin born about 1926
Melvin Gowin, son of Garland D. Gowin, was born at Stig-ler about 1924. He was deceased by 1990, survived by a wife who was a professor at Arkansas Tech University at Russellville.
Tim Gowin, son of Garland D. Gowin was born at Stigler about 1926. He continued there in 1990. Tim Gowin had a niece, Ruby Gowin Walkup of Sapulpa, Oklahoma. “Tim Gowins,” a retired ironworker died July 22, 1996 at Stilwell, Oklahoma and was buried in Antioch Cemetery at Mallory, Oklahoma, according to the July 23, 1996 edition of the “Tulsa World.”
Jones B. Gowin, son of Li Adeline Gowin and her first husband, was born in Arkansas about 1870. He appeared in his step-father’s household in the 1880 census as a 10-year-old.
Georgia L. Gowin, daughter of Li Adeline Gowin and her first husband, was born in Arkansas about 1874. She was recorded in the 1880 census living in household of her step-father.
James A. Gowin, orphan and adopted son of Charles Albert Gowin and Li Adelline Gowin, was born about 1870 in Arkan-sas. He appeared as a 10-year-old in the 1880 census of Craw-ford County.
John William Gowin of Lawton, Oklahoma was an unidentified descendant of Charles Albert Gowin and Li Adelline Gowin.
Children born to him include:
Debbie Suzanne Gowin born April 5, 1956
David Kyle Gowin born May 5, 1957
William Chris Gowin born October 18, 1958
Mary “Polly” Gowin, daughter of Nathan Gowin and Louisa Gowin, was born about 1847, perhaps in Whitfield County, Georgia.
William A. Gowin was married to Ellen Rogers December 16, 1894, according to Crawford County marriage records. Children born to William A. Gowin and Ellen Rogers Gowin are unknown.,
Oren Gowing, who was born February 3, 1908 and died April 16, 1934 and Ester Gowing, assumed to be his wife, who died May 3, 1964 were buried in Dora Cemetery, Dora, Arkansas, according to “History in Headstones, Crawford, County, Arkansas.”
DALLAS COUNTY, ARKANSAS
No members of the Gowen family or spelling variations appeared in the 1850 census of Dallas County, Arkansas.
William Henry Goyne who was born about 1900, was a resident of Fordyce, Arkansas in 1926. William Henry Goyne, Jr, son of William Henry Goyne, was born at Fordyce March 19, 1926. He enlisted in the U. S. Navy during World War II and was stationed at San Diego, California. There he was married to Edith Dean Alexander, a native of Texas.
William Henry Goyne, Jr, driver for Curry Motor Freight Lines, and Edith Dean Alexander Goyne lived in Lubbock, Texas in 1947, according to the city directory. In 1950 he was listed as a mechanic living at 411 Avenue G. In 1952 the directory carried him as a clerk living at 1122-46th Street in Lubbock. From 1954 to 1959 he was plant foreman for Brown Supply Company, living at 512-55th Street. In 1961 he was a trucker for Caprock Sand & Gravel. In 1962 he was a mechanic for Durham Construction Company and continued to live at 512-55th Street. In 1963 and 1964 he was a salesman for Yellowhouse Machinery Company living at 913-44th Street.
In 1966 and 1967 William Henry Goyne, Jr. was employed by Tilson-Godsey, Inc. as a salesman and lived at 5016 An-drews Highway, Odessa, Texas, according to the city direc-tory. In 1967 they lived at 3214 N. W. County Road.
William Henry Goyne, Jr, salesman for Yellowhouse Machinery Company and his wife lived at 1307-49th Street from 1968 through 1972, according to the Lubbock city directory. In 1974 and 1976 he continued with Yellowhouse Machinery Company in Lubbock and lived at 5403-8th Street, Lubbock.
DESHA COUNTY, ARKANSAS
No members of the Gowen family or spelling variations appeared in the 1850 census of Desha County.
Anna Goins died September 16, 1933, according to Desha County death index.
Mrs. Polly Gowens was married to William T. Hughs No-vember 28, 1850, according to Desha County marriage records.
DREW COUNTY, ARKANSAS
No members of the Gowen family or spelling variations appeared in the 1850 census of Drew County.
J. E. Goings, a South Carolininan who lived in Mississippi from 1851 to 1857 was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1860 census of Drew County:
“Goings, J. E. 32, born in South Carolina
Eliz. 29, born in Georgia
Nancy 9, born in MS
Charz 8, born in MS
Jes W. 5, born in MS
Raft 3, born in MS
B. F. 1/12, born in Arkansas”
John Goins was born about 1835, place and parents un-known. He volunteered into Confederate forces about 1862 in an Arkansas regiment. It is believed that he was serving in Gen. John Morgan’s raiders which was ravaging the coun-tryside of central Kentucky in the fall of that year. He died there in Bowling Green, Kentucky February 13, 1863, per-haps as the result of enemy action. He was a member of Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church of Drew County, according to the “Due West Telescope,” a church paper published in Due West, South Carolina, which reported his death.
William Goins appeared as the head of a household in the 1860 census of Drew County:
“Goins, William 24, born in Alabama
Nancy 23, born in Mississippi
John W. 6/12, born in Arkansas”
John B. Goyins, a Georgian, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Kemper County, Mississippi and in the 1860 census of Drew County as:
“Goyins, John B. 50, born in Georgia
Eliz. 28, born in Kentucky
James 15, born in Alabama
Nancy E. 17, born in Alabama
Selina 13, born in MS
George 11, born in MS
Jefferson 8, born in MS”
FAULKNER COUNTY, ARKANSAS
Oscar Goin, 19, was married June 5, 1898 to Lula Palmore, 16, according to Faulkner County Marriage Book G, page 415, Children born to Oscar Gowen and Lula Palmore Gowen are unknown.
FRANKLIN COUNTY, ARKANSAS
No members of the Gowen family or spelling variations appeared in the 1840 census of Franklin County.
Chloe Gowing was born in Denning, Arkansas in 1916. He became a coal miner at the age of 16 at Altus, Arkansas. He was married about 1936 to Agnes Harris Denning who was born at Hartman, Arkansas in 1920. In 1939 Chloe Gowing and Agnes Harris Denning Gowing lived in Hogan Township near Altus.
Children born to Chloe Gowing and Agnes Harris Denning Gowing include:
Paul Gilbert Gowing born February 7, 1939
Paul Gilbert Gowing, second child of Chloe Gowing and Agnes Harris Denning Gowing, was born February 7, 1939 at Altus, according to his birth certificate.
He was married to Mary Kay Vick April 28, 1962 at Terrell, Texas, according to Kaufman County Marriage Book 26, page 1. She was born November 11, 1939. In 1963 they lived at 616 North Catherine in Terrell, according to the city directory. Paul Gilbert Gowing was a sophomore student at East Texas State University, Commerce, Texas in 1964 and showed his home address as 616 North Catherine in Terrell.
Paul Gilbert Gowing, Jr, was born to the couple, February 7, 1965 in Kaufman, County, according to BVS File No. 148187.
On December 3, 1965 Paul Gilbert Gowing and May Kay Vick Gowing received a warranty deed form Louis H. Roden and wife to a house and lot in Terrell for $14,494.44, accord-ing to Kaufman County Deed Book 486, page 545. They re-ceived a deed from Barrow Corporation to a lot in North Acres Addition, Austin, Texas, March 5, 1971, according to Travis County Deed Book 4017, page 875. Paul Gilbert Gowing and Mary Kay Vick Gowing lived at 906 Floradale, Austin in 1972, according to the telephone directory.
Tom E. Gowing and wife, Marlene Gowing received a warranty deed from Macatee, Inc. on October 5, 1965 to a house and lot in Terrell for $16,750, according to Kaufman County Deed Book 485, page 587.
GREENE COUNTY, ARKANSAS
Mary Ellen Goings was born in Tennessee in August 1871 of parents who were also born in Tennessee. She was enumer-ated June 21, 1900 at age 28, according to the 1900 census of Greene County, Enumeration District 31.
HEMPSTEAD COUNTY, ARKANSAS
James Goen, 23 and Martha E. Barton, 18 were married April 18, 1861, according to Hempstead County Marriage Book B, page 3. Of James Goen and Martha E. Barton Goen nothing more is known.
Bartlett Cornelius Goines was born December 5, 1836 in Ala-bama of parents unknown, according to Mary Gross, a great-great-granddaughter. Bartlett Cornelius Goines was married about 1860 to Margaret Jane Woodul, according to Cathy Straley.
“Bartlet Goine” and John Goine, possibly brothers were enumerated in the 1860 census of Hempstead County.
“Bartlett C. Goine, age 28” was married to Mary Ann Barham, age 18, December 6, 1865, according to Hempstead County Marriage Book B, page 88. Bartlett Cornelius Goines died April 26, 1913 in Hempstead County, Arkansas.
Children born to Barlett Cornelius Goines and Margaret Jane Woodul Goines are unknown. Children born to Bartlett Cornelius Goines and Mary A. Barham Goines include:
John Goynes born about 1868
Henry Goins was married December 28, 1876 to Polly Wal-ker, according to Hempstead County marriage records. Child-ren born to Henry Goins and Polly Walker Goins are un-known.
Martha E. Goins, age 20 was married to James B. Streed, age 23 July 20, 1865, by J. J. Byers, minister of the gospel, ac-cording to Hempstead County Marriage Book B, page 74. [Book A, page 81 shows her age as 22].
J. D. Gowen was married March 31, 1884 to Mrs. Mittie Smith, according to Hempstead County marriage records. Children born to J. D. Gowen and Mittie Smith Gowen are unknown.
HOT SPRINGS COUNTY, ARKANSAS
John Goin, 32 was married to Persler [Priscilla?] Frances Ellis July 19, 1861, according to Hot Springs Marriage Book 3, page 93.
Carl J. Goines died July 20, 1958 and was buried by Mrs. Joyce Jones Goines in Memorial Gardens Cemetery four miles west of Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Nancy Goings was married to William T. Bailey, “both of Lawful age,” September 3, 1860, according to Hot Springs Marriage Book 3, page 51.
Della G. Goins, born February 19, 1897, died September 19, 1938, is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Hot Springs.
Dewey W. Goins, born October 30, 1898, died March 22, 1940, is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Hot Springs.
Dora Ethel Goins, born September 8, 1901, died April 3, 1906, is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Hot Springs.
Jane Goins, 22, was married to Richard Davidson, age 22, December 30, 1861, according to Hot Springs County marriage records.
Thomas H. Goins, born August 28, 1871, died April 13, 1915, is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Hot Springs.
William W. Gowin, age 26 was married February 25, 1851 to Martha A. Davidson, age 16, according to Hot Springs County Marriage Book 3, page 77. Bobbie Jones McLane who published “Hot Springs County Marriage Records, 1825-1880” wrote December 14, 1993 that the marriage of William W. Gowin and Martha A. Davidson Gowin was the only Gowin marriage recorded in Hot Springs County during that 55-year period.
Virginia Wardlaw Goyne who was born September 26, 1915 at Rogers, Arkansas died September 13, 1990 in a nursing home in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was buried in Lockesburg Cemetery. Survivors included two nieces, Sue Smith of Pine Bluff, Arkansas and Jean Ghent of Hot Springs and three nephews, Terry Smith of Pine Bluff, Robert Smith of Lockesburg, Arkansas and Joe King of Texas.
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