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Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 – 1900

GROOM BRIDE COUNTY DATE VOL/PAGE LIC. NO.

GOAN, ENOCH W (SEE GOWIN) BUTLER, ELIZABETH COLES 02/19/1866 E/29
GOANE, MICHAEL ROWLEY, ELEANOR MC LEAN 01/04/1857 C/303
GOANS, WILLIAM L DICKMAN, CAROLINE CALHOUN 09/16/1882 3/ 267 412
MANNING, CHARLES W GOANS, FANNIE ALICE RICHLAND 03/27/1887 3/129 40

GOEN, EARLST MCLEAN, MARTHA LAWRENCE 12/21/1848 CD/228
GOEN, EDWARD COLE, MARY LAWRENCE 09/17/1828 B/18
GOEN, HARVEY ANGLIN, NANCY E TAYLOR CLAY 10/07/1897 2/28 361
GOEN, JAMES W. ROSE, ELLEN MARION 12/25/1870 D/71 71/252
GOEN, JOSEPH PRICE, HARRIETTE ANN EFFINGHAM 01/31/1869 B/49
GOEN, JOSEPH D DILLMAN, NANCY CLAY 08/01/1878 D/292
GOEN, NEELY FRY, JOSEPHINE CLAY 09/17/1884 1/92 1166
GOEN, THOMAS SMITH, SUSAN LAWRENCE 01/12/1834 B/73
GOENNE, ERNEST LOENSER, BERTHA ROCK ISLAND 04/23/1878 D/80 10369
GOENS, HARRIFORD HICKLIN, MARY EDGAR 02/06/1851 LA/222 SA 1776
GOENS, HENRY BRAASCH, LENA EFFINGHAM 04/30/1916 3/418
GOENS, JAMES YEWELL, SUSAN POPE 02/17/1872 D/6 211
GOENS, JOHN RASHER, MARY DE WITT 09/07/1890 D/156
GOENS, JOHN H HEATH, MINNIE M EFFINGHAM 10/02/1879 1/28 362
GOENS, LAWSON HARPER, RUTHEY POPE 05/16/1865 B/516
GOENS, PRESTON ROGERS, SARAH CLARK 08/20/1863 E/141

MYERS, PERRY GOEN, BESSIE EFFINGHAM 03/12/1919 3/557
HYDE, JOSHUA W GOEN, C E CLAY 05/22/1871 C/322
NEEMAN, HENRY GOEN, DOROTHEA IROQUOIS 11/17/1879 B/38 3008
YATES, WILLIAM GOEN, ELLEN WHITE 9/27/1900 21
ADAMS, JOHN GOEN, HETTY CLAY 11/16/1878 D/324
PERDUE, EDWARD GOEN, JANE LAWRENCE 10/21/1833 B/70
PEARSON, GEORGE W GOEN, JENNIE CLAY 09/14/1891 1/179 2396
HANSON, FREDERICK GOEN, MARGARET LUCRETIA A EFFINGHAM 09/13/1868 B/58
ADAMS, ABRAM GOEN, MARY E. CLAY 09/26/1878 D/308
ANDERSON, ARCHABEL GOEN, MATILDA LAWRENCE 03/13/1827 B/5
ANDERSON, SION GOEN, NANCY LAWRENCE 02/13/1823 00A/0044
FINCH, J W GOEN, NETTIE EFFINGHAM 08/17/1907 2 /228
MILLER, J S GOEN, NEVADA FAYETTE 09/27/1899 000/0120
HELLORIS, MASON GOEN, PATIENCE LAWRENCE 02/27/1827 00B/0004
MARTIN, JOHN GOEN, VEDA EFFINGHAM 04/29/1902 2 /139
STONE, WILLIAM GOEN, VICTORIA EFFINGHAM 04/28/1913 3 /279
HENRICHSEN, HENRY AUGUST GOENNE, DOROTHEA E ROCK ISLAND 05/12/1888 00E/0046 00014254
MEEKS, JOHN GOENS, MARIAH CRAWFORD 02/18/1885 1 /97
HENDERSON, JOHN O F GOENS, MARTHA EDGAR 03/09/1869 B/ 89
ARTIST, ANDERSON GOENS, MARY EDGAR 12/30/1875 01A/0011
MASON, GEORGE W GOENS, MARY A POPE 12/31/1891 A-1/0168 00001384
READE, JOHN W GOENS, SMITHEY RICHLAND 12/22/1880 002/0186 00000221

GOIN, ABEDIAH ANDERSON, RACHAEL LAWRENCE 03/14/1826 00A/0129
GOIN, ALBERT A PAYNOR, SARAH F ALEXANDER 06/05/1888 G /227
GOIN, ALFRED ALEXANDER, RITCHIE SANGAMON 08/22/1894 006/0595
GOIN, CHAS. H REDSHAW, ROSA (HOBROCK) CASS 09/12/1908 / 00007559
GOIN, CLIFTON WOODBURY SMITH, MARY CHRISTINA WILL 06/09/1896 / 00016945
GOIN, CRIT FOLLMER, LIZZIE ADAMS 01/12/1889 / 00005886
GOIN, DANIEL T L LEWIS, SUSAN B MASSAC 02/22/1877 002/0339 0000
GOIN, JOHN M ALEXANDER, HENRIETTA MACON 01/09/1894 /
GOIN, TAYLOR JUSTICE, MATTIE PIATT 10/08/1894 00B/0133 00002223
GOINES, WILLIAM SMITH, ALICE MACOUPIN 05/18/1893 002/0147 00004528
GOING, ADONIRAN J. CLENDENING, MARY JO DAVIESS 10/13/1847 004/0002
GOING, CHARLES A CURRY, MARY KANE 06/25/1890 000/0000 00007006
GOING, FRANK C CHISHOLM, CHRISTINA COOK 12/10/1884 OOO/ 00088008
GOING, HENRY FRICKE, ANNA ST. CLAIR 08/15/1861 / 00000847
GOING, JAMES LISTER, SARAH ANN ST. CLAIR 10/20/1888 / 00003155
GOING, JOHN SHOOK, ABEGAIL RANDOLPH 12/14/1810 001/0006
GOING, JOHN WARREN, ELLEN (MISS) KANKAKEE 04/11/1872 00B/0097 00003044
GOING, JOHN F QUERTERMOUS, ROSA L POPE 12/29/1897 A-1/0237 00002277
GOING, LEVI HARRIS, REBECCA POPE 02/04/1835 00A/0188 00000000
GOING, THOMAS BEACH, RHODA (MRS) RICHLAND 08/23/1846 001/
GOING, WILLIAM WHITEHEAD, ANNE MADISON 08/06/1817 006/0003 00000102
GOING, ZENAS H CORMODE, ANNIE COOK 12/29/1875 094/ 00024706
GOINGS, A L RADER, ELSIE PIKE 04/05/1900 004/0046 00000376
GOINGS, AMOS SMITH, KATY ST. CLAIR 04/26/1884 / 00000397
GOINGS, ANDREW WATKINS, BELLE ALEXANDER 10/22/1880 E /183
GOINGS, ANTHONY CONN, NARCISIS L (MRS) FORD 03/19/1870 00A/0016 00000469
GOINGS, CHARLES SHOEMAKER, MARY CHAMPAIGN 07/20/1881 001/0092
GOINGS, EDWARD CARPENTER, MAHALA TAZEWELL 05/18/1845 00A/0121 00001137
GOINGS, ELISHA R. FORSTER, JULIA A. LA SALLE 11/07/1876 E / 1776
GOINGS, ISAAC S MINTON, MARY J ADAMS 06/30/1887 / 00005017
GOINGS, ISAAC S. MINTON, MARY J. PIKE 05/02/1890 /0251 00001012
GOINGS, ISAAC V PARRISH, NANCY MRS CHAMPAIGN 01/17/1900 / 1104
GOINGS, JAMES GREEN, MAGGIE (MCCARTEY) JOHNSON 12/15/1881 00D/0049 00000627
GOINGS, JOHN A SNOW, ISABELLE (MISS) GREENE 05/25/1872 00F/0022 00006802
GOINGS, JOHN J KNAPP, SARAH ANN GREENE 12/07/1871 00F/0016 00006690
GOINGS, JOHN W DUNFORD, SUSAN J PIKE 08/17/1855 I/ 217
GOINGS, JONAS MURRY, MARY GREENE 04/17/1851 001/0099 00002943
GOINGS, JOSEPH H. GOINGS, REBECCA D. LA SALLE 07/01/1854 B / 797
GOINGS, JOSEPHUS MCCOY, MARY E MC LEAN 11/25/1852 C/ 68
GOINGS, MARION JOHN ROOT, LITTLE LUCETTA MONTGOMERY 12/22/1888 001/0155 00008649
GOINGS, NATHAN G LEE, MARY ANN ELIZABETH MACOUPIN 12/23/1858 / 00003273
GOINGS, PLEASANT HILL, WINNY ST. CLAIR 06/25/1815 B/ 24 PER COLL
GOINGS, PLEASANT HILL, WINNY ST. CLAIR 06/21/1815 B/ 21 PER COLL
GOINGS, SHADRICK DUNCAN, ELIZABETH ANN EDWARDS 05/02/1844 00A/0134
GOINGS, THOMAS WILLIAMS, FLORA E OGLE 11/06/1872 00C/ 00004187
GOINGS, WILLIAM BREWSTER, MARY A MONTGOMERY 12/07/1870 / 00004267
GOINGS, WILLIAM F HOGAN, CARRIE ALEXANDER 03/29/1889 H /323
GOINGS, WM ALLEN, ELIZA PIKE 06/10/1879 / 00000455
GOINIAS, WILLIAM R HUDDLESTONE, CLARISSA MACOUPIN 11/23/1859 / 00003474
GOINS, ALBERT (SEE GAINS) BARLOW, SARAH FULTON 02/17/1839 A/ 51 18
GOINS, ALBERT C GANN, SOPHRONIA H POPE 03/17/1887 0A1/0109 00000623
GOINS, ALEX F KUSTER, LUCIDA SANGAMON 09/10/1895 007/0047
GOINS, CHARLIE R MILLER, ROSETTA MC LEAN 02/26/1896 00K/0149 00011835
GOINS, FRANK COLBURN, CLARA (ABRAMS) (MRS) FORD 08/10/1899 /0010 00005998
GOINS, LEVI COOK, ANNA CRAWFORD 04/16/1893 1 /203
GOINS, MONROE CLAYPOOL, REBECCA CLARK 05/03/1849 1 /194
GOINS, STEWARD W HILL, EUNICE DOLL PULASKI 02/28/1897 1 /181
GOINS, STEWART W SHAFER, LULA PULASKI 06/11/1899 1 /197
GOINS, THOMAS J PARKER, MARY A SANGAMON 10/27/1887 006/0187
GOINS, WILLIAM P LAFFERTY, LYDIA E CLARK 10/20/1878 F /340
GOINS, WILLIS HATLEY, MARY MACON 09/06/1896 /
GOINS, ZACHARIAH LEAR, GEORGIANNA MRS KNOX 03/12/1891 F/ 220 9576

HOLLAND, JAMES B GOIN, BETTIE E MASSAC 12/12/1900 / 00005080
WATSON, LOUIS N GOIN, CORA ALEXANDER 03/29/1893 I /146
BURNET, HENRY GOIN, MARY WHITE 05/31/1843 002/
HARRIS, GEORGE R GOIN, MARY A MORGAN 02/20/1853 B/ 89 2763
MCCORD, ISAAC GOIN, RACHEL JASPER 02/15/1881 00D/0039
MANEY, MICHAEL GOINAN, KATHERINE COOK 11/11/1883 / 00076834
TREAGUE, STEPHEN A GOINE, EMILY JO DAVIESS 10/29/1868 C /188
MACONM, JULIUS GOINE, NELLIE CHRISTIAN 10/30/1884 00B/0208 00005967
FLYNN, EDWARD J GOINES, (GAINES) VIRGINIA MC LEAN 12/06/1892 00J/0312
REYNOLDS, S T GOINES, ANNIE MASSAC 06/04/1895 / 193 3518
JACKSON, JOHN C GOINES, CYNTHIA ANN GREENE 10/24/1872 00F/0024 00006868
SPERREY, JOHN A GOINES, JANE MASSAC 09/18/1867 /0081 2096
MYERS, CHARLES E GOING, BELLE ALEXANDER 07/21/1884 F /108
HANCOCK, EDWARD GOING, HATTIE C JO DAVIESS 08/25/1872 D/ 98
PILCHER, E WILLIAM GOING, MARY C COOK 04/27/1893 / 00200260
BARNES, RUEBEN K GOING, POLENIA A MACOUPIN 11/19/1859 / 00003472
BATERMAN, WILLIAM GOING, POLLY BOND 01/10/1827 A/ 115
PHELPS, JONATHON GOING, SALLY LAWRENCE 09/27/1821 00A/0014
JESTER, CHARLEY E GOINGS, ALICE PIKE 12/21/1899 /0042 00000301
MEYER, JOHN H GOINGS, ANNA PULASKI 08/01/1886 1 /116
CUTTS, CHARLES GOINGS, CLARINDA MRS PIKE 01/22/1852 I/ 169
LOVEJOY, WILBUR C GOINGS, EDITH SCOTT 09/05/1895 /0107 00005475
COHAGAN, SAMUEL W GOINGS, EDITH SCOTT 11/28/1900 /0309 00005880
DANIELS, JOHN W GOINGS, EDNA ST. CLAIR 01/04/1894 / 00002496
GREGORY, JAMES W. GOINGS, ELIZA JANE LA SALLE 12/19/1865 C / 3551
KNAPP, JAMES R GOINGS, ELIZABETH PIKE 02/27/1845 I/ 94
PRICE, ANDREW GOINGS, ELLEN PULASKI 01/26/1885 1 /110
HAMMONDS, BEVERLY GOINGS, FANNY EDWARDS 09/10/1844 00A/0136
WILSON, ALEXANDER GOINGS, FLORA WILL 06/08/1891 / 00014154
BALEY, BARNARD GOINGS, FRANCES ALEXANDER 12/22/1886 G /70
LOVELACE, ALBERT C GOINGS, FRANCES R PIKE 02/24/1898 /0014 00003236
SADLER, STEPHEN GOINGS, HESTER ST. CLAIR 07/09/1812 B/ 10 PER COLL
JOHNSON, MARCUS GOINGS, MAGGIE MENARD 05/01/1874 B/ 13 3084
ATTERBERRY, GEORGE W GOINGS, MARGARET MENARD 03/31/1878 B/ 28 4475
WITTY, JAMES D. GOINGS, MARY E. LA SALLE 12/17/1874 E / 671
GILPIN, JOHN H GOINGS, MARY J SANGAMON 08/31/1876 005/0108
NEIGHBARGER, JOHN GOINGS, NANCY MC LEAN 07/02/1856 C/ 259
DOVER, NICHOLAS GOINGS, POLLY ANN PULASKI 10/12/1879 1 /89
GOINGS, JOSEPH H. GOINGS, REBECCA D. LA SALLE 07/01/1854 B / 797
FRANCIS, RAYMOND P. GOINGS, SARAH E. LA SALLE 03/11/1861 C / 1431
BURIN, WILLIAM H. GOINGS, SUSANNAH LA SALLE 03/06/1856 B / 2391
TYLER, WALTER S GOINS, AGNES COOK 04/28/1874 087/ 00016037
WRIGHT, SAM GOINS, AGNES J COOK 12/23/1880 / 00050617
STEVENSON, ROBERT C GOINS, AMELIA C FORD 01/28/1884 001/0071 00001012
BARNEY, JOHN GOINS, ANN CATHARINE PIKE 02/29/1844 I/ 85
PRUITT, ABRAM GOINS, DRUSILLA GREENE 09/17/1866 00E/0035 00008876
GILES, WILLIAM GOINS, ELIZA J WILLIAMSON 07/20/1878 D /309
ASHMORE, HENRY GOINS, ELIZABETH GALLATIN 03/21/1843 001/0229
FLETCHER, JOHN GOINS, JANE CLINTON 03/13/1844 001/0112
CASEY, WALTER T GOINS, LULA M MACON 03/10/1889 /
WHITNEY, SAMUEL E GOINS, MARGARET R PULASKI 03/18/1880 1 /90
CLARDY, BENJAMIN GOINS, MARY E GREENE 11/16/1856 001/0127 00003786
DEVLIN, IRVIN P. GOINS, MARY E (MRS.) MARION 03/24/1865 00D/0027 00000916
VANBOBER, JESSE GOINS, NANCY T POPE 10/27/1881 00A/0049 00000102
BERRY, LINFORD GOINS, RUTH POPE 06/12/1899 00B/0015 00002483
RYANS, JACK GOINS, SALLIE POPE 01/13/1898 A-1/0238 00002280
PHALEN, WILLIAM GOINS, SARAH PULASKI 09/11/1881 1 /97

GOWAN, EUGENE KNAPP, AMELIA ST. CLAIR 04/12/1902 / 00001142
GOWAN, GEORGE T MCNERNEY, MAGGIE COOK 09/28/1885 / 00095820
GOWAN, JAMES E YATES, HARRIET MASSAC 01/06/1864 A/ 360 1557
GOWAN, JOHN G JAMISON, LILLIAN V MASSAC 10/26/1890 000/0120 00002403
GOWAN, OLIVER MCFADDEN, CORA MAY COLES 10/09/1900 /293
GOWAN, VICTOR D MORSE, ELIZABETH COOK 07/10/1867 001/ FINK
GOWAN, VICTOR D MAURAN, FRANCES T (MRS) COOK 03/08/1890 / 00149997
GOWAN, WILLIAM MARTIN, VESTA ADELINE SHELBY 05/31/1848 1/ 22
GOWAN, WILLIAM S POTTS, NANCY SALINE 01/03/1875 D/ 29
GOWANS, WALTER DUNN, MARY ST. CLAIR 02/20/1868 / 00002901
GOWANS, WILLIAM T EDWARDS, EMMA COOK 07/07/1891 / 00169824

CORLIS, J EDWIN GOWAN, ANNER MASSAC 06/05/1894 / 176 3257
DELANY, DANIEL GOWAN, BRIDGET A COOK 05/21/1873 082/ 00009677
CLARK, JAMES H GOWAN, CATHARINE PEORIA 02/11/1871 4 /77 59
WHITLEY, ALBERT W GOWAN, CLARA M COLES 12/19/1900 /299
BUSH, JOHN GOWAN, DELILA POPE 11/01/1854 00A/0451 00000000
GALLIMORE, WILLIAM (23) GOWAN, ELIZABETH (17) POPE 11/25/1875 00D/0022 00000843
KERR, S BARTLETT GOWAN, EVELINE E MASSAC 12/22/1889 000/0111 00002232
ROE, LAWRENCE GOWAN, JULIA R LIVINGSTON 01/17/1883 G / 1588
ECKSTEIN, MAX GOWAN, MARTHA COOK 08/28/1887 / 00117630
JOHNSON, CHRISTOPHER J GOWAN, SUSAN COOK 05/05/1877 / 00030829
MOORE, WALTER GOWAN, SUSANNA COOK 01/03/1894 / 00212610
SCHMIDT, FRED GOWANS, CLARA ST. CLAIR 03/01/1904 / 2906
THOMAS, MICHAEL GOWANS, JULIA HANCOCK 09/01/1857 002/0046 00003011

GOWEN, ALLEN BROWN, NANCY SHELBY 02/25/1841 1/ 21
GOWEN, CHARLES M FARTHING, MARTHA J CHRISTIAN 12/23/1888 00C/0046 00006834
GOWEN, DAVID SUMNER, REBECCA POPE 03/20/1846 00A/0382 00000000
GOWEN, DRURY RASH, ELIZABETH CRAWFORD 10/20/1841 00A/0085 00000767
GOWEN, E L HALEY, MARY M COOK 01/03/1867 001/ FINK
GOWEN, EZEKIAL BARKER, FANNY LAWRENCE 01/22/1846 0CD/0146
GOWEN, HENRY HARPER, SINA/LINA POPE 07/08/1866 00B/0580
GOWEN, HENRY C DANIELS, ADA MACON 07/27/1880 /
GOWEN, ISAAC T MILES, CATHARINE VERMILION 10/24/1850 A /164
GOWEN, ISAIAH ELLSTON, MARY RICHLAND 01/23/1851 001/
GOWEN, JACOB LAWRENCE, MARY LAWRENCE 07/15/1825 00A/0114
GOWEN, JAMES WILLIAMS, WADIE (MRS) RICHLAND 05/12/1906 003/0172 00000064
GOWEN, JAMES FALLON, CATHARINE COOK 07/27/1893 / 00204576
GOWEN, JAMES FALLON, CATHARINE COOK 07/27/1893 / 00204576
GOWEN, JAMES M HUDGEONS, JANE FRANKLIN 04/12/1838 1/ 19
GOWEN, JAMES T DILLS, ELSIE E MACON 05/22/1883 /
GOWEN, JETSON MORRIS, NANCY LAWRENCE 08/07/1821 00A/0009
GOWEN, JOHN R. (21) RAMSEY, NANCY (19) POPE 12/14/1876 00D/0027 00001013
GOWEN, OSCAR F REED, SARAH L LAWRENCE 10/26/1848 0CD/0224
GOWEN, RICHARD A SEWALD, ROSA ST. CLAIR 07/10/1890 / 00000041
GOWEN, RICHARD W BRADSHAW, GEORGE ELLA COLES 03/08/1870 E/ 268
GOWEN, SAMUEL COFFMAN, SUSAN LAWRENCE 03/29/1840 00B/0156
GOWEN, TILLMAN) HENDERSON, NANCY E SALINE 01/01/1892 A 1/ 207 (BK F PG 509
GOWEN, W F EVANS, DORA A SALINE 03/29/1896 A 1/0288
GOWEN, W S SPRINGS, ASALEE TURNER SALINE 04/12/1893 A 1/0230
GOWEN, WILLIAM RICH, MARY CRAWFORD 04/23/1885 1 /98
GOWEN, WILLIAM EDWARDS, SUSAN J WILLIAMSON 12/17/1877 D /254
GOWEN, WILLIAM LATTENWELL, SARAH J SALINE 05/15/1873 C/ 172
GOWEN, WILLIAM BRANDON, SIBELLA SHELBY 03/24/1842 1/ 21
GOWEN, WILLIAM BRYSON, ELIZA ANN SHELBY 06/23/1861 C/ 71
GOWEN, WILLIAM H HIGHSMITH, JESSEY C CRAWFORD 06/29/1871 B /270
GOWEN, WILLIAM L DENNISON, ELLEN M WHITESIDE 07/31/1861 / 00000629
GOWEN, WILLIAM S SPRINGS, ASALEE MRS SALINE 04/12/1893 H/ 36
GOWENLICK, HENRY LATHER, BARBARA COOK 05/16/1878 000/ 00035686
GOWENLOCK, DAVID CHANCE, NEORE O JEFFERSON 10/26/1887 006/0043
GOWENLOCK, JAMES E HERDMAN, ELLEN A JEFFERSON 11/15/1884 006/0042
GOWENLOCK, THOMAS ALLEN, EMMA M JEFFERSON 01/17/1876 006/0039
GOWENS, CARTER STILL, ELIZABETH POPE 02/17/1869 00D/0004 00000130
GOWENS, GALLEN WILLIAMS, SARAH WILLIAMSON 04/04/1872 C /159
GOWENS, GEORGE EVANS, ALLIE COLES 05/07/1890 00K/0399
GOWENS, JOHN GOWENS, LOUANSA POPE 01/26/1868 00C/0163
GOWENS, JOHN MENS/MUNS, HANNA M. POPE 09/07/1872 00D/0013 00000499
GOWENS, JOHN VAN HEEST, MARY JANE COOK 07/17/1884 / 00083770
GOWENS, JOHN F MORLEN, ADALINE CALHOUN 04/05/1891 3/ 554 989
GOWENS, ROBERT GOWENS, ELVIRA POPE 10/25/1872 00D/0013 00000501
GOWENS, ROLLIN PAARLBERG, ANNIE COOK 07/17/1882 OOD/ 00063495
GOWENS, TAYLOR GOWENS, JANE POPE 03/24/1870 00C/0365
GOWENS, THOMAS GOWENS, MARTHA JANE POPE 10/05/1872 00D/0014 00000528
GOWENS, WILLIAM KENNEDY, NELLIE CRAWFORD 10/30/1888 1 /143
GOWENS, WILLIAM STORY, SUSAN POPE 03/18/1869 00C/0263

GORDAN, JOSEPH GOWEN, ADA MACON 11/18/1899 /
ODELL, JAMES C GOWEN, ALICE MAUDE COOK 09/19/1892 / 00189151
LANDON, WILLIAM D GOWEN, ALVIRA GREENE 03/30/1837 001/0037 00001105
MITCHELL, WILLIAM B GOWEN, CHARLOTTE CRAWFORD 11/08/1877 C /13
OVERSTAKE, JOHN F GOWEN, CLARA SALINE 01/13/1884 A 1/0080
REYNOLDS, JOHN P GOWEN, CORDELIA LAWRENCE 12/03/1846 0CD/0179
JUDD, SYLVESTER R GOWEN, ELIZA VERMILION 12/02/1835 A /38
JUDD, SYLVESTER R GOWEN, ELIZA VERMILION 12/02/1835 A /38
MILLER, WILLIAM GOWEN, ELIZA S MRS FULTON 08/20/1874 00E/0010 00000192
BOWEN, THOMAS GOWEN, ELIZABETH SHELBY 12/22/1844 1/ 12
STEWART, GEORGE W. GOWEN, ELIZABETH CRAWFORD 01/20/1856 B63/ 0000B619
REEVES, HENRY R GOWEN, ELIZABETH VERMILION 02/19/1832 A /21
REEVES, HENRY R GOWEN, ELIZABETH VERMILION 02/19/1832 A /18
RENINGTON, ISAAC GOWEN, ELSIE MACON 06/14/1887 /
SLAGLE, P W GOWEN, GRACE W MACOUPIN 04/02/1893 002/0142 00004465
MEYERS, JOHN H GOWEN, HATTIE WILL 05/26/1878 / 00007245
CARROLL, WILLIAM GOWEN, HESTER JERSEY 09/05/1842 A /3
MCDONALD, JOSEPH W GOWEN, JULIA D POPE 08/07/1881 00A/0046 00000061
LEWIS, TENNYSON GOWEN, LAURA SALINE 11/16/1882 E/ 190
LUMSDEN, HOWARD W GOWEN, LENA M MACOUPIN 12/22/1886 /0210 00002256
MEMMOTT, AMOS GOWEN, MARGARET GREENE 04/08/1834 001/0024 00000717
WOODALL, ALEXANDER GOWEN, MARRET EMILY POPE 06/12/1890 A-1/0145 00001089
BLAKENEY, JAMES W GOWEN, MARTHA VERMILION 02/19/1843 A /94
BROTHERS, CHARLES T GOWEN, MARY RICHLAND 02/09/1859 002/
MILLER, JOHN GOWEN, MATILDA LAWRENCE 01/01/1831 00B/0040
GREENLY, MARTIN L GOWEN, MINERVA JANE IROQUOIS 03/15/1877 00A/0171 00002358
HENRY, WILLIAM GOWEN, MORIA L PEORIA 11/13/1869 4 /47 434
PERBOLTE, LENDER GOWEN, NELLIE COOK 01/18/1881 / 00051176
WOODS, WILLIAM GOWEN, PATSY LAWRENCE 06/02/1829 00B/0024
BURNS, JOHN GOWEN, PRUDENCE COOK 09/08/1881 / 00055685
VAUANDEL, CHAS W GOWEN, RENA JERSEY 11/29/1885 00B/ 00001124
CROSS, THOMAS GOWEN, RODA VERMILION 03/05/1846 A /119
ALEXANDER, JOSEPH GOWEN, SALINA E WAYNE 04/25/1881 C /7 78
RUSSELL, WILLIAM A GOWEN, SARAH JANE (ALSO AT B 45) SALINE 03/02/1878 A 1/ 3
WILLIS, JOHN GOWEN, SARAH JANE MRS SALINE 01/15/1875 D/ 34
STEWARD, JAMES GOWENS, DELILAH POPE 10/11/1855 00A/0460 00000000
LAWS, JOHN GOWENS, DOLLY LAWRENCE 07/21/1821 00A/0005
HELTON, GEORGE GOWENS, ELIZA POPE 05/06/1860 00B/0125
NICHOLS, JOHN N GOWENS, ELIZABETH A MACOUPIN 07/30/1859 / 00003417
WEST, JAMES GOWENS, ELIZABETH ANN GREENE 03/14/1850 001/0093 00002778
CAMPBELL, ADOLPHUS GOWENS, ELIZABETH JANE MRS MADISON 09/02/1847 006/0075 00000968
GOWENS, ROBERT GOWENS, ELVIRA POPE 10/25/1872 00D/0013 00000501
GOWENS, TAYLOR GOWENS, JANE POPE 03/24/1870 00C/0365
GOWENS, JOHN GOWENS, LOUANSA POPE 01/26/1868 00C/0163
BARTLETT, GEORGE GOWENS, MAHALA POPE 11/29/1832 OOA/0166 00000000
GOWINS, JOHN GOWENS, MALISSA POPE 12/20/1866 00C/0068
GOWENS, THOMAS GOWENS, MARTHA JANE POPE 10/05/1872 00D/0014 00000528
DEGROFF, CHRIS GOWENS, MARY COOK 10/26/1893 / 00208606
SHARP, WILLIAM GOWENS, MOLLIE CRAWFORD 08/31/1897 1 /262
WILSON, AZARIAH H GOWENS, NANCY IROQUOIS 07/07/1876 00A/0145 00002149
ANKER, PETER GOWENS, NELLIE COOK 05/11/1887 00O/ 00114063
BOWLIN, CALVIN GOWENS, SARAH POPE 04/02/1865 00B/0465

GOWIN, ARNETS E NEMEYER, RICKEY MONTGOMERY 10/11/1882 001/0089 00007102
GOWIN, CHARLES LITTLEJOHN, MARY ANN CRAWFORD 09/12/1897 1 /262
GOWIN, CURTIS C ROBERTS, MAY MACOUPIN 07/14/1897 2 /256 5926
GOWIN, DOLL BARTON, MELISSA EVALINE POPE 10/29/1894 A-1/0200 00001797
GOWIN, ELLIS BEEMAN, MARY E JERSEY 04/24/1879 00B/
GOWIN, ENOCH W (SEE GOAN) BUTLER, ELIZABETH COLES 02/19/1866 E/ 29
GOWIN, ERNEST E NEMYER, CALLIE CHRISTIAN 12/03/1880 00B/0154 00004932
GOWIN, FRANK HUNT, SARAH MACOUPIN 03/05/1889 2 /31 3026
GOWIN, GEORGE SENTNEY, JENNIE CRAWFORD 07/14/1889 1 /150
GOWIN, GEORGE P SHAFFER, ELIZABETH JERSEY 05/13/1891 00B/ 00001783
GOWIN, GEORGE R MCGLOTHLAN, MARGARET A JASPER 03/14/1861 003/0122
GOWIN, HAMMET BARROW, ELIZABETH ANN GREENE 12/13/1838 001/0045 00001339
GOWIN, HEZEKIAH COUCH, MARY ANN (MRS) RICHLAND 08/22/1901 003/0105 00000094
GOWIN, JOHN WALLACE, LULA JERSEY 12/18/1898 00B/ 00000004
GOWIN, JOHN C STONE, MARTHA COLES 08/18/1855 B/ 97
GOWIN, JOHN H. SHELTON, MARY E. CRAWFORD 10/26/1865 00B/0180 000B1823
GOWIN, JOHN WESLEY SKILES, FRANCIS ANN POPE 07/10/1898 00B/0005 00002347
GOWIN, LOUIS A LITTLETON, MARY J REED (MRS) UNION 08/01/1896 3 /18 4971
GOWIN, SAMUEL STEPHENS, OLLIE ALLENA POPE 09/27/1900 00B/0031 00002687
GOWIN, STEPHEN L SMITH, ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY 11/22/1892 001/0203 00009762
GOWIN, STEPHEN LINCOLN PILCHER, LOUISA MARIA FAYETTE 08/08/1888 A/ 209
GOWIN, WILLIAM D BOATMAN, ANNA E RICHLAND 11/16/1882 002/ 00000148
GOWIN, WILLIAM M WILLIAMS, LORA COOK 10/20/1886 / 00107818
GOWINGS, GEORGE ANDERSON SEAGO, ELIZABETH JANE GREENE 01/17/1839 001/0046 00001367
GOWINGS, HENRY M HIGHFILL, FRANCES B JERSEY 08/26/1896 00B/ 00002431
GOWINS, JAMES F DOAN, MINNIE E RICHLAND 09/14/1892 003/0195 00000126
GOWINS, JOHN MILLER, MAGGIE DE WITT 08/30/1874 00C/0050
GOWINS, JOHN HUESTIS, MARY E MADISON 04/22/1852 6/ 104 126
GOWINS, JOHN GOWENS, MALISSA POPE 12/20/1866 00C/0068
GOWINS, JOSEPH BARBER, ADDA PULASKI 09/03/1890 1 /139
GOWINS, LEWIS LACY, POLLY CRAWFORD 09/09/1819 00A/0006 00000050
GOWINS, WILLIAM BARR, DONA COLES 01/17/1872 00F/0084
GOWINS/GOINS, JAMES GOWINS/GOINS, FRANCES POPE 05/22/1869 00C/0274

HILL, LOUIS M GOWIN, ALICE J COLES 11/19/1871 00F/0089
HILL, BASIL GOWIN, ANN FRANCIS COLES 11/17/1867 E/ 132
BROWN, S C GOWIN, CORNELIA COLES 02/22/1888 001/0209
HUNT, JOHN GOWIN, ELIZA JASPER 04/08/1858 003/0010
SCARLETT, STEPHEN GOWIN, ELIZA CRAWFORD 01/12/1843 00A/0093 00000844
WALDROP, HARRISON GOWIN, ELIZA JANE CRAWFORD 09/12/1869 00B/0242 000B2444
MACK, JESSE A GOWIN, EVA MAE RICHLAND 01/22/1902 003/0111 00000009
EASTON, JAMES L GOWIN, FANNIE M COLES 12/03/1900 /298
WALDIN, JAMES GOWIN, JANE WHITE 12/03/1829 001/
JONES, GREENBERY GOWIN, LIZA SHELBY 11/01/1874 00E/0042
SWISHER, ROY GOWIN, LORA RICHLAND 01/22/1902 003/0111 00000010
MURRY, HENRY GOWIN, MARGARET CRAWFORD 02/24/1847 00A/0132 00001131
KELLY, JAMES M GOWIN, MARGARET MRS COLES 01/22/1876 00G/0204
MATTHEWS, SMITH GOWIN, MARTHA E COLES 11/04/1867 E/ 127
GERMAN, EDWARD GOWIN, MARY A MONTGOMERY 10/11/1882 001/0089 00007101
GETTINGS, ROBERT A GOWIN, MINNIE A JERSEY 08/29/1883 00B/
HELTON, JAMES GOWIN, NANCY POPE 06/17/1855 00A/0458 00000000
GRUNDY, WALTER GOWIN, NANCY T (MISS) MONTGOMERY 09/20/1871 006/0110 00004447
SANDERS, JESSE E GOWIN, SARAH A RICHLAND 08/02/1888 003/0143 00000071
MOORE, JAMES M GOWIN, SUSAN LAWRENCE 03/15/1838 00B/0119
MCBRIDE, GABRIEL GOWIN, VIRGINIA (SEE GOVEN) COLES 03/07/1867 E/ 97
SMITH, GEORGE F GOWINS, ALICE (SMITH) (MRS) MACOUPIN 07/18/1897 002/0256 00005930
GETTING, I N GOWINS, ELLA N JERSEY 06/21/1893 00B/ 00002044
RAYBURN, FRANK M GOWINS, ETTIE RICHLAND 04/14/1887 003/0129 00000045
MORGAN, JASPER A GOWINS, LOUISA I JERSEY 07/02/1882 00B/
TAYLOR, REUBEN T GOWINS, MARY JANE COLES 12/27/1871 00F/0088
CARROLL, SAMUEL GOWINS, NELLIE COLES 06/26/1880 00H/0410
GOWINS/GOINS, JAMES GOWINS/GOINS, FRANCES POPE 05/22/1869 00C/0274

GOYEN, JAMES IVEY, ELIZABETH JO DAVIESS 07/03/1857 B /123
GOYEN, JOHN IVEY, EMILY JO DAVIESS 11/12/1863 B /425
GOYENS, ALEXANDER HANKINS, EMELINE F MASSAC 02/14/1878 000/0002 00000025

FRASER, FRED GOYEN, LAURA E JO DAVIESS 01/25/1883 E/ 348

Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database

Sale Legal Sect- Twn- Ra- Meri- Acres Price Total Soc. Date Co. or State of
Name of Purchaser Type Description ion ship nge dian Bought Per Acre Price Stat Purchased Purchaser Vol. Page

GOWAN JAMES B FD NENW 08 12S 07E 3 40.00 000.00 WARRANT MALE 06/21/1854 UNKNOWN 105 176
POPE

GOWAN JESSE MT NW 13 05N 05W 4 0160.00 000.00 WARRANT MALE 09/01/1818 VIRGINIA 808 534
HANCOCK

GOWEN EZEKIEL MT SE 23 12N 03E 4 0160.00 000.00 WARRANT MALE 01/03/1818 UNKNOWN 807 310
KNOX

GOWEN JOHN SW SWNE 18 04S 10E 3 40.00 .75 30.00 MALE 02/09/1855 UNKNOWN SWP 030
WHITE

GOWEN JOHN MT NE 11 14N 07E 4 0160.00 000.00 WARRANT MALE 01/07/1818 UNKNOWN 807 209
STARK

GOWEN LEWIS FD W2NW 01 03N 11W 2 88.10 1.25 110.13 MALE 11/06/1827 LAWRENCE 291 015
LAWRENCE

GOWEN NATHAN FD NWSW 27 07N 12W 3 40.00 1.25 50.00 MALE 04/27/1836 GREENE 325 020
JERSEY

GOWEN NATHAN FD SENE 30 07N 10W 3 40.00 1.25 50.00 MALE 08/19/1836 GREENE 339 099
JERSEY

GOWEN NATHAN FD SESW 28 07N 13W 3 40.00 1.25 50.00 MALE 02/04/1836 UNKNOWN 324 164
JERSEY

GOWEN OSCAR FD NWNE 22 03N 11W 2 40.00 1.25 50.00 MALE 09/03/1853 LAWRENCE 291 249
LAWRENCE

GOWEN OSCAR FD W2SW 01 03N 11W 2 80.00 1.25 100.00 MALE 05/27/1853 LAWRENCE 291 235
LAWRENCE

GOWEN SHADRACH FD SESW 17 05N 11W 2 40.00 1.25 50.00 MALE 04/11/1836 CRAWFORD 291 115
CRAWFORD

GOWEN SHADRACK FD SWSE 17 05N 11W 2 40.00 1.25 50.00 MALE 10/15/1836 CRAWFORD 291 133
CRAWFORD

GOWEN THOMAS FD NESW 12 03N 14W 2 40.00 1.25 50.00 MALE 11/08/1836 LAWRENCE 291 138
RICHLAND

GOWEN THOMAS FD E2NE 02 03N 14W 2 80.00 1.25 100.00 MALE 09/01/1838 LAWRENCE 291 202
RICHLAND

Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database

STATE WIDE

Sale Legal Sect- Twn- Ra- Meri- Acres Price Total Soc. Date Co. or State of
Name of Purchaser Type Description ion ship nge dian Bought Per Acre Price Stat Purchased Purchaser Vol. Page
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
GOWIN ENOCH RR W2SW 26 13N 08E 3 80.00 9.48 759.00 MALE 04/03/1869 UNKNOWN 793 077
COLES

GOWIN GEORGE A FD SESE 15 06N 08W 3 40.00 1.25 50.00 MALE 01/22/1848 UNKNOWN 326 067
MADISON

GOWIN GEORGE A FD NE 07 10N 03W 3 160.00 .13 20.80 MALE 09/22/1854 MADISON 340 141
MONTGOMERY

GOWIN JAMES G FD W2NW 09 12S 07E 3 80.00 000.00 WARRANT MALE 05/10/1853 UNKNOWN 105 142
POPE

GOWIN MINOR S FD W2SE 19 11N 03W 3 80.00 1.25 100.00 MALE 11/22/1853 JERSEY 340 113
CHRISTIAN

GOWINES GEORGE A FD NWNW 28 07N 12W 3 40.00 1.25 50.00 MALE 06/25/1838 GREENE 340 007
JERSEY

GOWING SAMUEL MT SE 07 08N 02W 4 0160.00 000.00 WARRANT MALE 01/31/1818 UNKNOWN 807 335
WARREN

GOWINGS DAVID FD S2SE 13 16S 05E 3 80.00 1.25 100.00 MALE 08/27/1836 POPE 110 068
MASSAC

War of 1812 Veterans Database Search

NAME OF VETERAN RANK COMPANY PLACE OF ENLISTMENT

GOING, PLEASANT PVT MOORE3
GOING, WILLIAM PVT JUDY
GOING, WILLIAM PVT MOORE3
GOING, WILLIAM PVT MOORE4
GOINGS, PLEASANT PVT MOORE1
GOINGS, PLEASANT CPL MOORE2
GOINGS, PLEASANT PVT MOORE4
GOINGS, WILLIAM PVT MOORE1

Mexican War Veterans Database Search

NAME OF VETERAN RANK COMPANY REGIMENT PLACE OF ENLISTMENT
GOWEN, GEORGE A PVT LITTELL ALTON

Illinois Civil War Veterans Database Search

NAME RANK COMPANY UNIT RESIDENCE

GOANS, MICAJAH C PVT H 32 IL US INF

GOING, JOHN PVT K 29 USC INF
GOINGS, EDWARD PVT C 4 IL US CAV TONICA
GOINGS, ISAAC V CPL I 35 IL US INF FAIRMOUNT
GOINGS, JOHN REC G 28 IL US INF CON
GOINGS, JOHN PVT B 16 IL US CAV CHICAGO
GOINGS, JOHN L B PVT B 2 IL US CAV CON
GOINGS, JOHN L B PVT K 2 IL US CAV PITTSFIELD
GOINGS, JONAH PVT B 2 IL US CAV CON
GOINGS, JONAH REC K 2 IL US CAV PITTSFIELD
GOINGS, THOMAS PVT K 11 IL US INF LA SALLE
GOINS, ELISHA PVT H 6 IL US CAV MC LEANSBORO
GOINS, JOHN PVT G 29 USC INF WALTHAM
GOINS, SHADRICK PVT K 63 IL US INF CHARLESTON
GOINS, STEPHEN PVT H 113 IL US INF KANKAKEE

GOWAN, GEORGE PVT K 67 IL US INF PEORIA
GOWAN, JAMES M REC K 9 IL US INF
GOWANS, ROBERT PVT H 9 IL US CAV CHICAGO

GOWEN, GEORGE W SGT A 128 IL US INF FRANKLIN CO
GOWEN, HENRY PVT CHICAGO IL US LT I
GOWENS, BENJAMIN PVT H 29 USC INF
GOWENS, JOHN W PVT A 87 IL US INF HAMILTON CO

GOWIN, ENOCH W PVT A 54 IL US INF MATTOON
GOWIN, JAMES M REC A 54 IL US INF FARMINGTON
GOWIN, JOHN C SGT H 123 IL US INF NEOGA
GOWIN, JOSEPH J PVT E 96 IL US INF APPLE RIVER
GOWIN, WILLIAM E PVT C 63 IL US INF OLNEY
GOWIN, WILLIAM W PVT A 54 IL US INF MATTOON
GOWINGS, THOMAS PVT G 7 IL US INF (NEW) FLINT
GOWINS, JOHN R PVT A 122 IL US INF CARLINVILLE
GOWINS, SHADRICH REC F 5 IL US CAV PETTIS

GOYNES, MICAGER C PVT C 32 IL US INF WAVERLY

Illinois Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home
&
Illinois Soldiers’ Widows’ Home

NAME COUNTY DATE ADMITTED NUMBER COMPANY UNIT
GOINS, WILLIAM H VERMILION OCTOBER 27, 1909 8831 B 24 IN INF

GOWAN, JAMES T MADISON JULY 28, 1903 6393 B 15 KY INF

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J. Going, “white female, over 45” appeared in the 1810 census of Grand Tower, Illinois, according to “Illinois Census Returns, 1810 and 1818” by Margaret Cross Norton. Also in the household was a “white male, 16-26”.

Adjoining the household of J. Going was one headed by W. Going, according to the volume.

The family was composed of:

“Going, W. white male over 45
white female 16-26
white male 16-26
white female 10-16”
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Enoch W. Gowen was listed in the 54th Illinois Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.
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Corporal Francis Gown was listed in the Sixth Illinois Cavalry Regiment in the Civile War, according to the Civil War military roster.
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John R. Gowen was listed in the 122nd Illinois Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.
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William W. Gowen was listed in the 54th Illinois Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.
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Samuel Gowing, a musician in Cummings Fourth Infantry [state unknown] received a patent to 160 acres in Illinois in 1818. The patent was “delivered to the Hon. J. S. Smith [in Congress?], according to “War of 1812 Bounty Lands in Illinois” by Lowell M. Volkel.

ADAMS COUNTY, ILLINOIS

E. H. Goings, a farmer was listed in the 1892 Adams County directory at Maywood, Illinois.
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James A. Goings, a farmer was listed in the 1892 Adams County directory at Durham, Illinois.
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John L. Goings, a machinist was listed in the 1892 Adams County directory at Durham, Illinois.

BOND COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Polly Goings was married to William Bateman January 11, 1827, according to “Bond County, Illinois Marriages, 1817-1827.”
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Charles Goins was married July 31, 1875 in Bond County to Mrs. Matilda “Mattie” Shelton, according to Bond County marriage records. She had previously been married to Augustus Jones Shelton who was born in 1823 in Tennessee and who died November 26, 1870 in Bond County. Matilda “Mattie” Shelton Goins died March 22, 1880 and was buried beside Augustus Jones Shelton in the Burgess Cemetery there, according to Jim Chandler.

BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS

George McGowan, age 14, appeared in the household of Hugh Larney, a policeman born in Ireland in the 1880 census of De Pue, Illinois, page 314-B. George McGowan, a worker in a glass factory, was born in Illinois of parents who were both born in Ireland.

CALHOUN COUNTY, ILLINOIS

William L. Goans was married to Caroline Dickman in Calhoun County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of William L. Goans and Caroline Dickman Goans.
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John F. Gowens was married to Adaline Morlen April 5, 1891 in Calhoun County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of John F. Gowens and Adaline Morlen Gowens.

CHRISTIAN COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Charles M. Gowen was married to Martha Farthing December 23, 1888 in Christian County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Charles M. Gowen and Martha Farthing Gowen.

CLAY COUNTY, ILLINOIS

In Enumeration District 147, page 12, Eskaloosa Township in Clay County, was the household of:

“Goen, Joseph D. 37, born in VA
Nancy 34, born in KY
Daniel 12, born in IL, stepson
R. A. 10, born in IL, daughter
J. W. F. 8, born in IL, son
Elizabeth 6, born in IL, step-daughter
D. C. 5, born in IL, son
Dora J. 9, born in IN, daughter
Hannah 5, born in IL, daughter
Sanford 2, born in IL, son”

COLES COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Gowen Adkins purchased two parcels of land in Illinois Public Domain Land in Coles County, one in 1849 and one in 1852. His land lay in Section 27, Township 12N, Range 9E. On December 24, 1849 he was awarded 40 acres at $1.25 per acre. On October 25, 1852 he received another 40 acres, price not stated.
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Enoch W. Goan/Gowin was married to Elizabeth Butler in Coles County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Enoch W. Goan/Gowin and Elizabeth Butler Goan/Gowin.
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Charles Goin Adkins, white, who was born August 24, 1877, was registered for the World War I draft in Coles County.
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Gowen Walter Adkins, white male, was born March 25, 1878 in Coles County, Illinois according to WWI Civilian Draft Registration records.
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Richard W. Gowen was married to George Ella Bradshaw March 8, 1870 in Coles County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Richard W. Gowen and George Ella Bradshaw Gowen.
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George Gowens was married to Allie Evans May 7, 1890 in Coles County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of George Gowens and Allie Evans Gowens.
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Alice J. Gowin was married to Louis M. Hill November 19, 1871 in Coles County according to Illinois marriage records Volume F, page 89. Nothing more is known of Louis M. Hill and Alice J. Gowin Hill.
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Ann Francis Gowin was married to Basil Hill November 17, 1867 in Coles County according to Illinois marriage records Volume E, page 132. Nothing more is known of Basil Hill and Ann Francis Gowin Hill.
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Cornelia Gowin was married to S. C. Brown February 22, 1888 in Coles County according to Illinois marriage records, Volume 1, page 209. Nothing more is known of S. C. Brown and Cornelia Gowin Brown.
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John C. Gowin was married to Martha Ann Stone August 18, 1855, according to Coles County marriage records. Children born to John C. Gowin and Martha Stone Gowin are unknown..
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Margaret Gowin was married to James M. Kelly January 22, 1876 in Coles County according to Illinois marriage records, Volume G, page 204. Nothing more is known of James M. Kelly and Margaret Gowin Kelly.
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Martha E. Gowin was married to Smith Matthews November 4, 1867 in Coles County according to Illinois marriage records, volume E, page 127. Nothing more is known of Smith Matthews and Martha E. Gowin Matthews.
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Virginia Gowin was married to Gabriel McBride March 7, 1867 in Coles County according to Illinois marriage records, volume E, page 97. Nothing more is known of Gabriel McBride and Virginia Gowin McBride.
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Mary Jane Gowins was married to Reuben T. Taylor December 27, 1871 in Coles County according to Illinois marriage records, volume F, page 88. Nothing more is known of Reuben T. Taylor and Mary Jane Gowins Taylor.
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Nellie Gowins was married to Samuel Carroll June 26, 1880 in Coles County according to Illinois marriage records, volume H, page 410. Nothing more is known of Samuel Carroll and Nellie Gowins Carroll.

COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Devonte Goens, a 16-year-old resident of Chicago was con-victed of killing a woman in Benton Harbor, Michigan and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. A newspaper article in the “South Bend Tribune” supplied the details:

“Devonte Goens, a 16-year-old convicted murder from Chicago, had the next 20 years of his life planned for him in Berrien Trial Court Monday. Last month, Goens confessed to second-degree homicide for shooting and killing a woman in Benton Harbor last summer, then with a friend tried disposing of the body by incinerating it in a makeshift barbecue pit.

To Berrien Trial Judge Paul Maloney, it was a crime of ‘unspeakable violence,’ committed by a young man de-ceived by the allure of drug commerce and violence.

‘It’s another example of violent death . . . because of drug trafficking,’ Maloney said. ‘This is another exam-ple of a young person committing a murder . . . an adult crime.’

The judge sentenced Goens to a minimum of 20 years in prison, but said he would have extended the minimum were it not for the 20-year cap contained in Goens’ plea agreement reached with prosecutors last month. As it is, Goens will serve at least 20 years , will not be eligible for parole until he does, but will not serve more than 80 years, Maloney said.

In court Monday, Goens showed no emotion, and barely managed a wave to his mother, father and siblings as a bailiff led him from the courtroom. However, in a letter submitted to the court Monday, Goens apologized to the family of the victim, Shona R. Williams, and said he was sorry for his actions.

For most people involved in the case, there are few logical explanations behind the shooting and the grue-some manner Goens and his co-defendant, William Har-vey, tried to dispose of the body. Statements from both men indicate the violence stemmed from a quarrel over drug money and stolen jewelry.

Authorities say it’s clear from interviews with both men that Harvey hatched the plan to kill Williams and sup-plied the gun. It was Goens, they say, who pulled the trigger sometime late afternoon on Aug. 17, after all three had returned to the Maple Street home Williams was renting.

Williams was shot once in the neck and died immediately. But just before leaving the house to return home to Chicago, Goens and Harvey rolled Williams’ body inside a rug, hauled the body to the back yard and placed it inside a 500-gallon, steel barbecue pit. One of them soaked the rug with gasoline then lit it on fire.

The fire was discovered by a Benton Harbor policeman on routine patrol of the neighborhood. The body was not discovered until firefighters doused the blaze. The body was burned beyond recognition and pathologists needed dental records to determine an identity.

Goens and Harvey, 19, friends since childhood, were arrested just days after the incident by Chicago police. For weeks leading up to their trials, the two men tried pinning the crime on the other. But on the eve of his trial last month, Goens pleaded guilty to second-degree hom-icide and agreed to testify against Harvey as part of a deal with prosecutors. In return, prosecutors agreed to a minimum sentencing cap of no more than 20 years. Three weeks later, on the day of his trial, Harvey also pleaded guilty to second-degree homicide. He will be sentenced May 1.”
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Cary Goins died in Chicago July 4, 1904, according to Cook County Coroner’s Inquest Book 66, page 13.
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“Elizabeth Goins, beloved wife of Henry S. Goins and sister of Henry Glick, departed this life September 22, 1930, 8:10 p.m. Services are to be held at funeral parlors, 3800 S. Michigan, Thursday, September 23, at 1 p.m,.” according to her obituary in the “Chicago Tribune” edition of September 24, 1930.
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John G. Goins died in Chicago February 5, 1907, according to Cook County Coroner’s Inquest Book 79, page 79.
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Alice C. Gowan was born August 8, 1894 in Chicago of parents unknown. She was a resident of Amarillo, Texas when she applied for a marriage license with Clarence F. Brown, also of Amarillo, according to Curry County, New Mexico marriage records. Brown was born in Union County, Mississippi August 23, 1890. After their marriage, the couple couple resided at 4005 East 16th Street in Amarillo.
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Bridget Gowan was married to Daniel Delany May 21, 1873 in Cook County according to Illinois marriage records, Volume 82.
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George T. Gowan was married to Maggie McNerney September 28, 1885 in Cook County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of George T. Gowan and Maggie McNerney Gowan.
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Martha Gowan was married to Max Eckstein August 28, 1887 in Cook County according to Illinois marriage records.
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Patrick Gowan who was born in Ireland in 1844, was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Cook County, Enumeration District 178, page 31. The family, living at 234 North Sedgwick Street, Chicago was recorded as:

“Gowan, Patrick 36, born in Ireland
Mary 32, born in Ireland
Mary 4, born in Illinois
Rosa 3, born in Illinois
James 2, born in Illinois
Margaret 4/12, born in Illinois”
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Susan Gowan was married to Christopher J. Johnson May 5, 1877 in Cook County according to Illinois marriage records.
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Susanna Gowan was married to Walter Moore January 3, 1894 in Cook County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Walter Moore and Susanna Gowan Moore.
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Victor D. Gowan was married to Elizabeth Morse July 10, 1867 in Cook County according to Illinois marriage records, volume 1. Nothing more is known of Victor D. Gowan and Elizabeth Morse Gowan.
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James Gowanlock was married to Elizabeth McAdams in Cook County according to Illinois marriage records.
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William T. Gowans was married to Emma Edwards July 7, 1891 in Cook County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of William T. Gowans and Emma Edwards Gowans.
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R. Gowen lived at 1752 West Catalpa, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Chicago.
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Alice Maude Gowen was married to James C. Odell September 19, 1992 in Cook County according to Illinois Marriage Records. Nothing more is known of James C. Odell and Alice Maude Gowen Odell.
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Bessie Gowen, lived at 3401 West Admore, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Chicago.
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Cal W. Gowen lived at 5424 26th Street, Cicero, Illinois, ac­cording to the 1972 telephone directory of Chicago.
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Derrick M. Gowen was born about about 1986, place and parents unknown. In November 1997 he was a senior electrical engineering student at Illinois Institute of Technology. At that time, he was a member of National Society of Black Engineers, Union of Concerned Black Students and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
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E. L. Gowen was married to Mary M. Haley January 3, 1867 in Cook County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of E. L. Gowen and Mary M. Haley Gowen.
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Ernest L. Gowen, attorney officed in Midlothian, Illinois, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Chicago. His residence was at 14334 Stewart, Chicago.
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G. A. Gowen of Chicago received a royalty deed to 1,448 acres in Gregg County, Texas September 30, 1931 from Ollie L. Cole of Smith County, Texas, according to Gregg County Deed Book 124, page 432.
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Guy Howard Gowen, who was born in 1900, wrote a thesis for his Ph.B. degree in 1938 at the university of Illinois en­titled “Appraisal and Analysis of Public Health Department of LaSalle, Peru and Oglesby, Illinois.”
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James Gowen was married to Catharine Fallon July 27, 1893 in Cook County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of James Gowen and Catharine Fallon Gowen.
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John T. Gowen, Jr. lived at 18 South Spring, La Grange, Illinois, according to the 1972 city directory of Chicago.
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Nellie Gowen was married to Lender Perbolte January 18, 1881 in Cook County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Lender Perbolte and Nellie Gowen Perbolte.
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Prudence Gowen was married to John Burns September 8, 1881 in Cook County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of John Burns and Prudence Gowen Burns.
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Robert H. Gowen lived at 1128 Ohio, Glenwood, according to the 1972 city directory of Chicago.
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Robert M. Gowen lived at 426 Langwood, Glenwood, Illi­nois, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Chicago.
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S. A. Gowen lived at 14812 Evans, according to the 1972 city directory of Chicago.
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William Gowen and Anastasia Gowen both died April 1, 1892 in Chicago, perhaps in a murder-suicide event, according to Cook County Coroner’s Inquest Book 26. page 8-10.
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Annie Gowendt was married to Richard Schrent November 8, 1875 in Cook County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Richard Schrent and Annie Gowendt Schrent.
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Henry Gowenlick was married to Barbara Lather May 16, 1878 in Cook County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Henry Gowenlick and Barbara Lather Gowenlick.
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Albert Gowens lived at 16830 South Park Avenue according to the 1972 telephone directory of South Holland, Illinois. He continued there 25 years later in 1997.
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Donald Gowens lived at 45 West 109th Street, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Chicago.
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Mary Gowens was married to Chris Degroff October 26, 1893 in Cook County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Chris Degroff and Mary Gowens Degroff.
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Nellie Gowens was married to Peter Anker May 11, 1887 in Cook County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Peter Anker and Nellie Gowens Anker.
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Dr. Perry C. Gowens lived at 8428 South Drexel and officed at 10 South Palina, according to the 1972 city directory of Chicago.
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Albert J. Gouwens and thirty other householders with the same spelling were listed in the Chicago telephone direc­tory in 1972.
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Rollin A. Gouwens was married to Annie Paarlbery about 1882. They were residents of South Holland, Illinois in 1886.

Children born to Rollin A. Gouwens and Annie Paarlbery Gouwens include:

Teunis Earl Gouwens born July 13, 1886

Teunis Earl Gouwens, son of Rollin A. Gouwens and Annie Paarlbery, was born at South Holland, July 13, 1886.

He received a M.A. degree from Hope College in Holland, Michigan in 1912. He was associate pastor and later pastor of the Fort Washington Reformed Church in New York, New York from 1913 to 1914. He was married to Alma F. Staelin in New York September 29, 1914.

In 1915 he took a pastorate in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey. He did graduate work at Princeton University, New Brunswick University and Union Theological Seminary, Rutgers University and Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, where he received his D.D. degree.

His longest pastorate was the second Presbyterian Church, Louisville, Kentucky, where he served from 1921 until his retirement in 1948. Teunis Earl Gouwens died May 18, 1960 at Sarasota, Florida at the age of 77, according to the “New York Times,” edition of May 18, 1960.

They are also listed as Rollin Gowens and Annie Paarlberg in Illinois marriage records.

Children born to Teunis Earl Gouwens and Alma F. Staelin Gouwens include:

Tenuis Earl Gouwens, Jr. born about 1916
Hope C. Gouwens born about 1919

Teunis Earl Gouwens, Jr. son of Teunis Earl Gouwens and Alma F. Staelin Gouwens was born about 1916, probably in New Jersey. In 1960 he lived in at Scarsdale, New York.

Hope C. Gouwens, daughter of Teunis Earl Gouwens and Alma F. Staelin Gouwens, was born about 1919, probably in New Jersey.
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John Gowens was married to Mary Jane Van Heest July 17, 1884 in Cook County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of John Gowens and Mary Jane Van Heest Gowens.
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Edward Gowing died January 8, 1893 in Chicago, according to Cook County Coroner’s Book 9, page 61.

CRAWFORD COUNTY, ILLINOIS

[The following submitted by Anna—confirm]

Edward Goen was recorded as the head of a household composed of two whites in the 1820 census of Crawford County, page 36
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Isaac Goen appeared as the head of a household in the 1818 state census Crawford County, page 36 with eight members who were “free people of color.” Isaac Goen appeared as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Crawford County, page 47. The Crawford County Court ordered on December 11, 1820 that “Isaac Gowin be allowed four dollars for killing two wolves,” according to “Crawford County Court Minutes, 1817-1824.”
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Lewis Gowens was born in 1796 in Kentucky, parents and place unknown, according to L. Hill.

“Lewis Gowins” was married to Mary “Polly” Lacey September 9, 1819 in Crawford County, according to Crawford County Marriage Book A, page 6.

“Lewis Goen” appeared as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Crawford County, page 37 which was composed of “1 white male over 21.”

In November 1827 “Lewis Gowen” entered 88 acres of land in adjoining Lawrence County where family members of Mary “Polly” Lacey Gowen lived.

The family was enumerated in the federal census from 1850 to 1880.

Lewis Gowens died after 1850 in Allison Township in Lawrence County.

Children born to Lewis Gowens and Mary “Polly” Lacey Gowens include:

[son] born in 1820
Oscar F. Gowens born in 1823
Lewis Gowens, Jr. born in 1826
John Gowens born in 1828
Charles Gowens born in 1830
Thomas Gowens born in 1835
Martha Gowens born in 1838

A son was born in 1820 in Illinois to Lewis Gowens and Mary “Polly” Lacey Gowens. Apparently he died young.

Oscar F. Gowens, son of Lewis Gowens and Mary “Polly” Lacey Gowens was born in 1823 in Illinois, according to L. Hill. “Oscar F. Gowen” was married to Sarah L. Reed October 26, 1848 in Lawrence County according to Illinois marriage records. They appeared in Lincoln County, New Mexico in 1880.

Children born to Oscar F. Gowens and Sarah L. Reed Gowens include:

Theodore Gowens born in 1849
Charles Gowens born in 1854
Ira Gowens born in 1856
Theodore Gowens born in 1880

Theodore Gowens, son of Oscar F. Gowens and Sarah L. Reed Gowens, was born in Illinois in 1849. He apparently died young because a later son was named Theodore Gowens also.

Charles Gowens, son of Oscar F. Gowens and Sarah L. Reed Gowens, was born in 1854. He was probably a namesake of his uncle Charles Gowens who was born in 1830.

Ira Gowens, son of Oscar F. Gowens and Sarah L. Reed Gowens, was born in 1856.

Theodore Gowens, son of Oscar F. Gowens and Sarah L. Reed Gowens, was born in 1880 in Lincoln County, New Mexico.
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Lewis Goins was born February 8, 1832, place and parents unknown. He was married about 1855, wife’s name Julia Ann. She was born in Lawrence County in 1826. Julia Ann Goins died in 1900, and Lewis Goins died in 1902.
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Jacob Goen was enumerated in the 1820 census of Crawford County, page 38, as the head of a household composed of “8 whites.”
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Edward Goins was enumerated as the head of a household of “1 white male over 21 in the 1820 census of Crawford County, page 50.
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Walter Gowen, Jr. was married to Elizabeth Donnan December 11, 1823, according to “Crawford County, Illinois Marriages, 1818-1835.” Children born to Walter Gowen, Jr. and Elizabeth Donnan Gowen are unknown.
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Drury Gowen was married to Elizabeth Rash October 20, 1841 in Crawford County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Drury Gowen and Elizabeth Rash Gowen.
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Elizabeth Gowen was married to George W. Stewart January 20, 1856 in Crawford County according to Illinois marriage records.
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Eliza Gowin was married to Stephen Scarlett January 12, 1843 in Crawford County according to Illinois marriage records, Volume A, page 93.
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Eliza Jane Gowin was married to Harrison Waldrop September 12, 1869 in Crawford County according to Illinois marriage records, Volume B, page 242.
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Margaret Gowin was married to Henry Murry February 24, 1847 in Crawford County according to Illinois marriage records, volume A, page 132.
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Samuel Carlton Gowin was married in 1908 to Lizzie Mabel Mallow. The marriage license was filed in Crawford County and in nearby Franklin, Indiana in Johnson County. Children born to Samuel Carlton Gowin and Lizzie Mabel Mallow Gow-in are unknown.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, ILLINOIS

John Marshall Ward kept a ledger of the men he employed to work for him. On page 16 of the ledger is an entry for Harrison
N. Gowan who contracted to butcher for Ward:

“1885, butcher Spring & otem (autumn?) Clayborn

Harison Gowan comenst work for me on the 6th of April of the rates of $14 per month for 5 months & if shorter time than 5 months at the rates of $12 per month.

1/2 3/4 1 1 1 1 1 1 3/4
Apr the 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 15

April the 15, 1885 total amount is “seteled” in full & I the undersigned have rec’d pay for the same total amt of work is $4.00.

[Signed] H. N. Gowan”

The first row of numbers above indicate the portion of the day worked for the date of work, which is the second row of numbers, according to Ruth Blankenbaker, great-granddaughter of Ward who provided the document to the Foundation.

DEWITT COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Harold W. Goin was born October 26, 1909 in Illinois of parents unknown. He was married June 10, 1931 in Clinton, Illinois to Dessa Perkins.

They removed to Tucumcari, New Mexico about 1955 where he operated a gift and curio shop. She died there April 28, 1995, and he died there at age 91, December 20, 2000. They were buried in Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery.

His obituary from the Tucumcari newspaper stated:

“Surviving him is one daughter, Mickey Goin Page and her husband, Earl Page of Tucumcari, two sisters, Ruby Goin and Mary Jane Goin Neimann, both of Gamdenton, Missouri, three grandchildren, Bruce Page and wife Regina Page of Keller, Texas, Michael Page and wife Elizabeth Page of Lovington, New Mexico and Rebecca Page of Albuquerque.”

Children born to Harold W. Goin and Dessa Perkins Goin include:

Mickey Goin born about 1936

Mickey Goin, daughter of Harold W. Goin and Dessa Perkins Goin, was born about 1936. She was married about 1956 to Earl Page. In 2000 they lived in Tucumcari.

Children born to them include:

Bruce Page born about 1958
Michael Page born about 1960
Rebecca Page born about 1965

DOUGLAS COUNTY, ILLINOIS

In the 1880 census of Enumeration District 89, page 13, Tuscola Township, Douglas County was the family of:

“Gowin, Richard W. 35, born in North Carolina
Ella 28, born in Indiana
Mollie E. 7, born in Nebraska
William T. 5, born in Nebraska”

EDGAR COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Mary Goens was married December 30, 1875 to Anderson Artist, according to Edgar County marriage records.
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Martha Goens was married March 9, 1869 to John O. F. Henderson, according to Edgar County marriage records.
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Harriford Goens was married to Mary Hicklin February 6, 1851, according to Edgar County marriage records. Children born to Harriford Goens and Mary Hicklin Goens are unknown.

EDWARDS COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Pleasant Goings made a land payment December 18, 1818, according to “Shawneetown Land District Records, 1814-1820” by Lowell M. Volkel. He paid $16 on account toward the purchase of 160 acres in Edwards County. He paid an additional $64 on his land contract February 5, 1819. In that year Jefferson County, Illinois was created from land in Edwards County, and Pleasant Goings found himself in the new county. Pleasant Goings appeared in the 1820 census of Jefferson County, page 73, Moore Prairie township, as the head of a family composed “of three white males over 21” and three other members of the family.

John Goings is believed to have accompanied Pleasant Goings to Edwards County. “John Going” appeared an adjacent location in the 1820 census of Jefferson County, page 73, Moore Prairie township, as a “white male, over 21 with three other persons in his family.

William Goings is believed to have accompanied Pleasant Goings in settling in Edwards County. He made a land payment of $80 December 4, 1817 on 160 acres of land, according to “Shawneetown Land District Records, 1814-1820.” He paid an additional $16 on the account October 7, 1818 and another $64 November 14, 1818.

“William Going, white male over 21,” appeared in the 1820 census of Jefferson County, page 73, Moore Prairie township, as the head of a household which contained seven other members of the family.

FRANKLIN COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Ella May Goins, 19, was married October 23, 1920 at Benton, Illinois to McKinley Oldham, 24, according to Franklin County Marriage Book 4, page 544.
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James M. Gowen was married to Jane Hudgins April 12, 1838, according to “Franklin County, Illinois Marriage Records” by Frank Rademacher who cited the marriage record in Franklin County 1836 Marriage Book, page 19. James M. Gowen and Jane Hudgins Gowen were the only individuals listed in the volume of interest to the Gowen chroniclers.

FULTON COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Mrs. Eliza S. Gowen was married to William Miller August 20, 1874 in Fulton County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of William Miller and Eliza S. Gowen Miller.

GALLATIN COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Aaren Goin was enumerated as the head of a household of “1 white male over 21” and “1 other white inhabitant” in the census of 1818 of Gallatin County.

GREENE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Jonas Goings was married April 17, 1851 to Mrs. Mary Murry by William Young, minister of the gospel, according to Greene County marriage records. She was his second wife, according to Helen Montgomery of Whitehouse, Texas. They had applied at Carrollton, Illinois April 17, 1851 for a marriage license. Children born to Jonas Goings and Mary Murry Goings are unknown.
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Alvira Gowen was married to William D. Landon March 30, 1837 in Greene County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of William D. Landon and Alvira Gowen Landon.
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Elizabeth Ann Gowens was married to James West March 14, 1850 in Greene County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of James West and Elizabeth Ann Gowens West.
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Margaret Gowen was married to Amos Memmott April 8, 1834 in Greene County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Amos Memmott and Margaret Gowen Memmott.
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George Gowin was married in January 1839 in Greene County to Elizabeth Jean Seago, according to the research of Martha Heinrichs. Children born to George Gowin and Elizabeth Jean Seago Gowin are unknown.
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HAMILTON COUNTY, ILLINOIS

In Enumeration District 22, page 11, Shelton Precinct in the 1880 census of Hamilton County was listed:

“Goin, Elmira 29, born in Illinois
A. James 5, born in Illinois
Louela 5, born in Illinois
C. Charles 2, born in Illinois”
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In the 1880 census Enumeration District 22, page 5, Shel­ton Precinct of Hamilton County, was located:

“Gowen, John 23, born in Illinois
Roda 20, born in Illinois
John 2, born in Illinois
William 5/12, born in Illinois

In the 1880 census of Hamilton County, Enumeration Dis­trict 24, page 40, Flannigan Precinct was the household of:

“Gowen, Robert 50, born in Tennessee
Easter E. 43, born in Illinois
John J. 18, born in Illinois
Lucinda 16, born in Illinois
David L. 14, born in Illinois
Louiza J. 9, born in Illinois”

In the 1880 census of Hamilton County, Enumeration Dis­trict 23, page 28 in Knights Prairie Township was the household of:

“Gowin, James 52, born in Illinois
Elizabeth 48, born in Tennessee
John A. 24, born in Illinois
Lucy D. 8, born in Illinois
Clark, Delila 35, born in Illinois, sister-in-law”

Nearby in Enumeration District 23, page 28, Shelton precinct, was the house­hold of:

“Gowin, James 24, born in Illinois, farm laborer
Sarah J. 23, born in Illinois
William E. 1, born in Illinois”
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William Gowin was enumerated as the head of Household No. 85 at Walpole, Illinois in the 1870 census of Hamilton County:

“Gowin, William 41, born in TN, white, farm
laborer, married in April
Mary J. 28, born in IL, married in April
William 16, born in KY
Jane 13, born in KY
Laura 12, born in KY
Clarinda 6, born in KY
Solomon 4, born in KY
Tilman 3, born in KY”
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William Gowin was recorded in the 1870 census of Hamilton County at McLeansboro, Illinois, as the head of Household No. 143:

“Gowin, William 42, born in Kentucky, white,
carpenter, $1,500 real estate,
$400 personal property
Eliza 33, born in Kentucky
George 15, born in Kentucky
Louisa 11, born in Kentucky
Jackson 9, born in Kentucky
James 4, born in Kentucky
Sarah 7/12, born in Kentucky, in January”

HANCOCK COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Julia Gowans was married to Michael Thomas September 1, 1857 in Hancock County according to Illinois marriage records, volume 2, page 46. Nothing more is known of Michael Thomas and Julia Gowans Thomas.

HENRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Lorenzo Dow Gowen Wade was born December 29, 1867 at Galva, Illinois. He was married about 1890 to Margaret Boothe who was born January 8, 1876 in Athens County, Ohio.
She was the daughter of Andrew Franklin Booth and Nancy Anne Irwin Boothe. Margaret Boothe Wade died June 9, 1906 in Colfax, Iowa. Lorenzo Dow Gowen Wade died in Colfax, Iowa May 15, 1937.

IROQUOIS COUNTY, ILLINOIS

A “mulatto family” [perhaps Melungeon] was recorded in Enumeration District 135, page 42, Middleport Township, Iroquois County in the 1880 census as:

“Gowen, Cornelius 45, born in Illinois
Sarah 37, born in Indiana
Dora 19, born in Illinois
Sarah E. 17, born in Illinois
Cornelius J. 14, born in Illinois
Samuel N. 9, born in Illinois
Lloyd 7, born in Illinois
Osborne 4, born in Illinois”
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Minerva Jane Gowen was married to Martin L. Greenly March 15, 1877 in Iroquois County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Martin L. Greenly and Minerva Jane Gowen Greenly.
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Nancy Gowens was married to Azariah H. Wilson July 7, 1876 in Iroquois County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Azariah H. Wilson and Nacy Gowens Wilson.

JASPER COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Eliza Gowin was married to John Hunt April 8, 1858 in Jasper County according to Illinois marriage records, Volume 3, page 10. Nothing more is known of John Hunt and Eliza Gowin Hunt.
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Pfc. Harry Dale Gowin, U.S. Marine Corps, I.D. No. 2448748, was killed in action by artillery fire in the Viet Nam War June 18, 1969. He was born February 11, 1949. He was 20 and a caucasian. He was married, and it is believed that his wife lived in their home at Wheeler, Illinois. His name is inscribed on the Vietnamese War Memorial in Washington D.C. on Line 76, Panel 22 West.
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George R. Gowin was married in March 1861 to Margaret A. McGlothlar in Jasper County, according to the research of Martha Heinrichs. Children born to George R. Gowin and Margaret A. McGlothlar Gowin are unknown.
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Samuel Gowin was married in 1893 to Maria D. Kimmel, according to Jasper County marriage records. Children born to Samuel Gowin and Maria D. Kimmel Gowin are unknown.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, ILLINOIS

David Gowenlock was married to Neore O. Chance October 26, 1887 in Jefferson County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of David Gowenlock and Neore O. Chance Gowenlock.
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James E. Gowenlock was married to Ellen A. Herdman November 15, 1884 in Jefferson County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of James Gowenlock and Ellen A. Herdman Gowenlock.
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Thomas Gowenlock was married to Emma M. Allen January 17, 1876 in Jefferson County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Thomas Gowenlock and Emma M. Allen Gowenlock.

JERSEY COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Rena Gowen was married to Charles W. Vauandel November 29, 1885 in Jersey County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Charles W. Vauandel and Rena Gowen Vauandel.
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George W. Gowin was married in September 1845 to Frances Butler in Jersey County, according to the research of Martha Heinrichs. Children born to George W. Gowin and Frances Butler Gowin are unknown.
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Ella Nora Gowins, daughter of Nathan Gowins and Nancy Ann Lee[?] Gowins was born August 6, 1876 in Illinois, probably Jersey County. She was married June 21, 1893 in Jerseyville, Illinois to Isaac Newton Gettings who was born April 12, 1865, according to Diane Lee Stark Thurman, a Gowins researcher of Wichita, Kansas. She reported that he was born in Otterville, Illinois to Ozias Denton Gettings and Rebecca Ann Allen Gettings.

Ella Nora Gowins Gettings died December 6, 1953 and was buried in Vahlia Memorial Gardens in Otterville, Illinois. He died February 16, 1955 and was buried beside his wife.

Children born to them include:

William A. Gettings born October 29, 1896
James Newton Gettings born June 21, 1906
Ione Gettings born July 17, 1900
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Louisa I. Gowins was married to Jasper A. Morgan July 2, 1882 in Jersey County according to Illinois marriage records, Volume B. Nothing more is known of Jasper A. Morgan and Louisa I. Gowins Morgan.
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Paris Gowins was born about 1830, place and parents unknown. He was married about 1855 “to a Miss Patton,” according to the research of Diane Lee Stark Thurman. In 1863 they lived in Illinois, probably Jersey County.

Children born to them include:

Minnie Augusta Gowins born in 1863

Minnie Augusta Gowins, daughter of Paris Gowins, was born in 1863 in Illinois, probably Jersey County. She was married in 1882 (August 29, 1883 according to Illinois marriage records, Volume B) to Robert Allen Gettings, son of Ozias Denton Gowins and Rebecca Ann Allen Gowins who was born in Tennessee July 16, 1860. They continued in Jersey County until about 1900 when they moved to St. Charles County, Missouri. In 1903, they were living in Logan County, Oklahoma. Minnie Augusta Gowins Gettings died April 9, 1905 in Longdale, Oklahoma, and Robert Allen Gettings died in Okeene, Oklahoma March 16, 1947.

Children born to them include:

Myrtle Ann Gettings born January 28, 1884
Pearl A. Gettings born September 18, 1885
Marie Gettings born about 1887
Cecil Clark Gettings born June 11, 1888
Daisy Gettings born in 1889
William McKinley Gettings born May 25, 1890
Newton Allen Gettings born about 1895
Dorothy Opal Gettings born December 25, 1903
[daughter] born about 1905

Dorothy Opal Gettings, daughter of Robert Allen Gettings and Minnie August Gowins Gettings, was born December 25, 1903 at Guthrie, Oklahoma. She was married September 14, 1931 at Taloga, Oklahoma to Asa Bryant Thurman. She died January 24, 1970 at Wichita, Kansas and was buried at Elk Falls, Kansas.

Children born to them include:

James Robert Thurman born January 9, 1933

James Robert Thurman, son of Asa Bryant Thurman and Dorothy Opal Gettings Thurman, was born January 9, 1933 at Canton, Oklahoma. He was married August 8, 1958 to Dianne Lee Stark. In 1991 they lived in Wichita, Kansas.

JOHNSON COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Guy E. Goins was born in 1918 in Johnson County. He was married in 1939 to Ora Marie White who was born in 1919. Children born to Guy E. Goins and Ora Marie White Goins are unknown.

Jackson Goins was married to Grace Murrie, born November 22, 1886 in Johnson County to Charles Monroe Murrie and Annie E. Simpson Murrie, about 1903, according to Barbara Bruce. Children born to Jackson Goins and Grace Murrie Goins are unknown.
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James McGowen was born in Illinois May 4, 1829. He was married about 1852, wife’s name Evelyne J. She was born in Kentucky June 5, 1830. After the Civil War, they removed to Stoddard County, Missouri where he died January 3, 1897.

Children born to James McGowen and Evelyne J. McGowen include:

Sarah E. McGowen born about 1861
James Marshall McGowen born March 4, 1862
Mary C. McGowen born about 1866
William E. McGowen born about 1870
Francis M. McGowen born about 1875
Charles H. McGowen born about 1878
David R. McGowen born in May 1880
Joseph H. McGowen born November 17, 1881

Gowin Harris was issued a land patent in Johnson County April 1, 1856 in the Shawneetown District, according to “Land Patents Issued Between 1820 and 1908.” His Document No. was 23307.

LAWRENCE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Cordelia Gowen was married to John P. Reynolds December 3, 1846 in Lawrence County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of John P. Reynolds and Cordelia Gowen.
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Ezekial Gowen was married to Fanny Barker January 22, 1846 in Lawrence County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Ezikial Gowen and Fanny Barker Gowen.
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Jacob Gowen was married to Mary Lawrence July 15, 1825 in Lawrence County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Jacob Gowen and Mary Lawrence Gowen.
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Jetson Gowen was married to Nancy Morris August 7, 1821 in Lawrence County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Jetson Gowen and Nancy Morris Gowen.
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Matilda Gowen was married to John Miller January 1, 1831 in Lawrence County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of John Miller and Matilda Gowen Miller.
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Patsy Gowen was married to William Woods June 2, 1829 in Lawrence County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of William Woods and Patsy Gowen Woods.
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In Enumeration District 193, page 34, Petty Township of Lawrence County in 1880 was enumerated:

“Gowen, Samuel 43, born in Illinois
Susanna 38, born in Illinois
Mary E. 19, born in Illinois
Adaline 16, born in Illinois
Drury 14, born in Illinois
Samantha J. 12, born in Illinois
Ezekiel 8, born in Illinois
Nora 7/12, born in Illinois”
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Samuel Gowen was married to Suasan Coffman March 29, 1840 in Lawrence County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Samuel Gowen and Susan Coffman Gowen.
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Dolly Gowens was married to John Laws July 21, 1821 in Lawrence County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of John Laws and Dolly Gowens Laws.
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Samuel Gowin was enumeraed as the head of a household in the 1910 census of Lawrence County, Christy township:

“Gowin, Samuel 38, born in IL, father born in TN,
mother born in TN, married 16 years,
Marie 37, born in IL, father born in OH,
mother born in IL, wife, 6 children
Minnie M. 15, born in IL.
Roscoe B. 12, born in IL.
Bessie M. 9, born in IL.
Jessie S. 6, born in IL, son.
Lester D. 4, born in IL
Sophia 3/12, born in IL”

Samuel Gowin and Marie Gowin had been married for 16 years and had six children born to them.
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Susan Gowin was married to James M. Moore March 15, 1838 in Lawrence County according to Illinois marriage records, volume B, page 119. Nothing more is known of James M. Moore and Susan Gowin Moore.
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Hezekiah Gowin was born about 1830 in Illinois. He was married in Lawrence County in 1902 to Mrs. Ardelia Cardwell Mank.

Heckiah [Hezekiah?] Gowin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1910 census of Lawrence County, Christy township:

“Gowin, Heckiah 70, born in IL, father born in TN,
mother born in TN
Ardelia 68, born in TN, father born in TN,
mother born in TN
Cardwell, Lee 58, born in TN, father born in TN,
mother born TN, brother-in-law”

Heckiah Gowin and his second wife Ardelia Cardwell Gowin had been married eight years. She was the mother of five children.

Ardelia Cardwell was born January 15, 1842 in Tennessee to Varnel L. Cardwell and Frances “Fanny” Cardwell. She was the granddaughter of Thomas Cardwell who died in 1853 in Calloway County, Kentucky, according to the research of Karen Mank.

The family was enumerated in the 1850 census of Weakley County, Tennessee, Household 10-10:

Cardwell V. L. 35, farmer, born in TN.
Frances 35
John 14, blind
George 13
Nancy 11F
Aula 9, [Ardelia]
Mary 5, blind
Lavicia 2”

Ardelia Cardwell was enumerated in the 1860 census of Smith County, Tennessee, Dixon Springs township, Civil District 2, page 21 dwelling 167, living in the household of a cousin, Sally Cardwell Adams:

“Adams, Henry 33, stone mason
Sallie 23
Henry 1
Cardwell, Ardelia 21, spinner”

Ardelia Cardwell was married about 1862 to James Mank
Children born to them include:

John William Mank born April 16, 1864
James Jasper Mank born Apr 12, 1866
Joseph L. Mank born March 28, 1868
George Marnk born May 15, 1870
LeAndrew B. Mank born July 15, 1871
Andrew J. Mank born December 3, 1873
Marion L. Mank born May 4, 1875
Elizabeth B. Mank born September 28, 1877
Mary F. Mank born February 2, 1881
Anna L. Mank born January 28, 1884

LOGAN COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Logan County Circuit Court Criminal Case Files Index (1857-1945)
Search Results

Defendant Date filed Case No Box No Type of Case

GOWAN, HENRY 1873 844 6 TO KEEP THE PEACE
GOWIN, MARGARET 1874 1 IN CHANCERY BILL FOR DIVORCE
GOWIN, THOMAS 1874 1 IN CHANCERY BILL FOR DIVORCE

MACON COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Thomas Gowan, who was born in Kentucky in 1842, was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Macon County, Enumeration District 150, page 63 in Decatur, Illinois:

“Gowan, Thomas 38, born in Kentucky
Richard H. 11, born in Kentucky, son
John 8, born in Kentucky, son”

Nearby, also in Enumeration District 150, page 62 in Decatur, Illinois was a family enumerated in the 1880 census of Macon County. Henry Gowan, head of the household, was possibly a brother to Thomas Gowan. Apparently the two had moved to Illinois from Kentucky about 1873.

The household was listed as:

“Gowan, Henry 29, born in Kentucky
Eliza A. 62, born in Kentucky, mother
Willie Theo 7, born in Illinois, nephew”
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Ada Gowen was married to Joseph Gordan November 18, 1899 in Macon County, according to Illinois Marriage Records. Nothing more is known of Joseph Gordan and Ada Gowen Gordan.
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Elsie Gowen was married to Isaac Renington June 14, 1887 in Macon County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing else is known of Isaac Renington and Elsi Gowen Renington.
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Henry C. Gowen was married to Ada Daniels July 27, 1880 in Macon County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Henry C. Gowen and Ada Daniels Gowen.
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James T. Gowen was married to Elsie E. Dills May 22, 1883 in Macon County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of James T. Gowen and Elsie E. Dills Gowen.

MACOUPIN COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Grace W. Gowen was married to P. W. Slagle April 2, 1893 in Macoupin County according to Illinois marriage records. Noth-ing more is known of P. W. Slagle and Grace W. Gowen Slagle.
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Lena M. Gowen was married to Howard W. Lumsden Decem-ber 22, 1886 in Macoupin County according to Illinois mar-riage records. Nothing more is known of Howard W. Lumsden and Lena M. Gowen Lumsden.
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Elizabeth A. Gowens was married to John N. Nichols July 30, 1859 in Macoupin County according to Illinois marriage rec-ords. Nothing more is known of John N. Nichols and Elizabeth A. Gowens Nichols.
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Alice Gowins was married to George F. Smith July 18, 1897 in Macoupin County according to Illinois marriage records, volume 2, page 256. Nothing more is known about George F. Smith and Alice Gowins Smith.

MADISON COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Pvt. William A. Goins of Company C, 43rd Confederate Tennessee Infantry Regiment was captured May 4, 1863 at Grand Gulf, Mississippi. He was imprisoned at the Federal Military Prison at Alton, Illinois. He died there July 2, 1864 “of chronic diarrhea” and was buried on the prison grounds.

The Alton prison opened in 1833 as the first Illinois State Penitentiary and was closed in 1860, when the last prisoners were moved to a new facility at Joliet. By late in 1861 an urgent need arose to relieve the overcrowding at two St. Louis prisons. On December 31, 1861, Major General Henry Halleck, Commander of the Department of the Missouri, ordered Lieutenant-Colonel James B. McPherson to Alton for an inspection of the closed penitentiary. Col. McPherson reported that the prison could be made into a military prison and house up to 1,750 prisoners with improvements estimated to cost $2,415.

The first prisoners arrived at the Alton Federal Military Prison on February 9, 1862, and members of the 13th U.S. Infantry Regiment were assigned as guards, with Col. Sidney Burbank commanding.

During the next three years over 11,764 Confederate prisoners would pass through the gates of the Alton Prison. Of the four different classes of prisoners housed at Alton, Confederate soldiers made up most of the population. Citizens, including several women, were imprisoned here for treasonable actions, making anti-Union statements, aiding an escaped Confederate, etc. Others, classified as bushwhackers or guerillas, were imprisoned for acts against the government such as bridge burning and railroad vandalism.

Conditions in the prison were harsh and the mortality rate was above average for a Union prison. Hot, humid summers and cold Midwestern winters took a heavy toll on prisoners already weakened by poor nourishment and inadequate clothing. The prison was overcrowded much of the time and sanitary facilities were inadequate. Pneumonia and dysentery were common killers but contagious diseases such as smallpox and rubella were the most feared.

Up to 300 prisoners and soldiers died and are buried on the island, now under water. A cemetery in North Alton that belonged to the State of Illinois was used for most that died. A monument there lists 1,534 names of Confederate soldiers that are known to have died. An additional number of civilians and Union soldiers were victims of disease and illness.

The prison closed July 7, 1865 when the last prisoners were released or sent to St. Louis. The buildings were torn down over the next decades and the land was eventually used by the city as a park named after the Joel Chandler Harris character, “Uncle Remus,” from “Song of the South.”
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William Going appeared as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Madison County, page 128, Greenfield township.
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Harvey C. Gowan Sr., age 91, died December 6, 1999, according to his obituary published in December 7, 1999 edition of “St. Louis Post-Dispatch.” Fine and Quinn Funeral Home handled his visitation at 1 p.m. Burial followed at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates.
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Laura M. Gowan Daniels, age 83, died April 7, 1999, according to her obituary published in April 8, 1999 edition of “St. Louis Post-Dispatch.” Saksa Mateer Funeral Home handed her funeral at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Gowens was married to Adolphus Campbell September 2, 1847 in Madison County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Adolphus Campbell and Elizabeth Jane Gowens Campbell.
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George A. Gowin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Madison County:

“Gowin, George A. 35, born in TN
Catherine 24, born in NY
James F. 1, born in IL”

Nellie P. Richey Gowin, 93, died Monday August 3, 1998. Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday August 5, 1998 and the funeral was held 10 a.m. Thursday, both at Thomas Memorial Mortuary. She was buried at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, according to her obituary in the “St. Louis Dispatch.”

MARION COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Mrs. Nettie Goen was reported in a “critical condition” in March 1942, according to a birth announcent which appeared in the “Kinmundy Express.” Nettie Goen was in the home of her son-in-law, Estel Jamison.

Mrs. Della Simmons was in the home of Estel Jamison at Miletus, Illinois caring for his wife and new baby daughter, Joan Jamison who was born March 7, 1942. Mrs. Jamison, unnamed, was the daughter of Nettie Goen.

MASSAC COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Alexander Goines was born in January 1854 in Tennessee or Kentucky to John Goines and Mary J. Thompson Goines, according to Catherine L. Short, a granddaughter of Corpus Christi, Texas in a letter written September 7, 1991 “Alexander Goyens” was married for the second time February 13, 1878 in Massac County to Emeline F. Hankins. It was her first marriage. She was a daughter of Irvin B. Hankins and Mary J. Cartwright Hankins.

They were enumerated in the 1900 census of Scott County, Missouri. Children born to them include:

Frank Goines born in December 1883
Arrie Goines born in October 1889
Alice Ida May Goines born January 29, 1893

Four other children born to them had died prior to the 1900 census.

Alice Ida May Goines, daughter of Alexander Goines and Emeline F. Hankins Goines, was born January 29, 1893. She was working in a boardinghouse in Chaffee, Missouri in 1910. She was married October 23, 1914 in Benton, Missouri to John Campbell. She died June 25, 1968 in Texas. Children born to them include Catherine L. Campbell.
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Reuben Goins, age 70, a black farmer was married to Judia Rachel February 13, 1878 in Massac County, Illinois.
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Anner Gowan was married to J. Edwin Corlis June 5, 1894 in Massac County according to Illinois marriage records, page 176.
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Eveline E. Gowan was married to S. Bartlett Kerr December 22, 1889 in Massac County according to Illinois marriage records, page 111. Nothing more is known of S. Bartlett Kerr and Eveline E. Gowan Kerr.
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James Gowan was recorded as the head of a household in Enumeration District 59, page 12, George’s Creek Township, Massac County in 1880:

“Gowan, James 28, born in Illinois
Sarah 29, born in Illinois
John W. 8, born in Illinois
Mary A. 5, born in Illinois
Susan B. 3, born in Illinois
Nancy D. 3/12, born in Illinois”
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James E. Gowan was married to Harriet Yates January 6, 1864 in Massac County according to Illinois marriage records, volume A, page 360. Nothing more is known of James E. Gowan and Harriet Yates Gowen.
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John G. Gowan was married to Lillian V. Jamison October 26, 1890 in Massac County according to Illinois marriage records, page 120. Nothing more is known of John G. Gowan and Lillian V. Jamison Gowan.
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Audrey Gowins, age 23, of Metropolis, Illinois was married February 22, 1935 to Horace Brown, age 32 of Boswell, Ok­lahoma in Choctaw County, according to Carter County, Oklahoma Marriage Book 24, page 96.
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Alexander Goyens was married to Emeline F. Hankins February 14, 1878 in Massac County according to Illinois marriage records, volume L, page 2, license 25.

MC LEAN COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Michael Goane was married to Eleanor Rowley in McLean County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Michael Goane and Eleanor Rowley Goane.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Mary A. Gowin was married to Edward German October 11, 1882 in Montgomery County according to Illinois marriage records, volume 1, page 89. Nothing more is known of Edward German and Mary A. Gowin German.
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Nancy T. Gowin was married to Walter Grundy September 20, 1871 in Montgomery County according to Illinois marriage records, volume6, page 110. Nothing more is known of Walter Grundy and Nacy T. Gowin Grundy.

MONROE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

An excerpt from “History of Randolph, Monroe, and Perry
Counties, Illinois” published in 1883, gives a glimpse of the
difficulties early settlers in the New Design community had.

“In the years 1796 and 1797 important additions were made in the NewDesign settlement. Soloman shook and Mr. Borer arrived from Virginia in 1796, and the next year witnessed the coming of a large colony from the county adjacent to the south branch of the Potomac and Hardy county, Virginia. A year or so previous David Badgeley, Leonard Carr, Daniel Stookey, Abraham Eyeman, Mr. Whetstone and Abraham Stookey, made the journey
from Virginia on horseback and thoroughly explored the county with the view
of selecting a good location for their neighbors in Virginia. David
Badgeley, who was a Baptist preacher, held religious meetings in the
American settlements.
The summer in 1797 was uncommonly wet and rainy, and the streams
between Fort Massacre and Kaskaskia were all swollen beyond their banks.
After arranging their wagons and horses and making all things ready for the
journey, they sent out from Fort Massacre for New Design. The ravages of
disease carried off almost one half of this Virginia colony during the first
summer and fall of their arrival. The prevailing sickness was a malignant
fever supposed to be contagious. Scarcely a household but mourned the loss
of one or more of its members.
After 1797 the county was healthy, and that part of the colony which
remained did well, and many furnished many valuable citizens. The Carr,
Stookey, Eyeman, Shook, Mitchell, Clark, Badgeley, Teter, Miller and other
families left numerous respectable descendants. About 1800 many, among whom
were Edward and Thomas Todd, moved from New Design to the American Bottom.
The neighborhood of the present city of Belleville in St. Clair county
received a number of early settlers from this colony.

Samuel H. Gowen appeared as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Monroe County, page 209.

PERRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS

No individuals of interest to Gowen chroniclers appeared in “Perry County, Illinois Marriages, 1827-1850” by Elizabeth Eiker Spurgeon.

PIKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

“Miss Goens” was married about 1850 to Henry A. Reynolds, according to the marriage register of Pike County. Their daughter, Mrs. Louisa Reynolds Mullen, was married November 18, 1885 at Martinsburg, Illinois to Stephen S. Thorn, a laborer of Pittsfield, Illinois. He was a son of Alex Thorn, and the marriage was his first.
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Mrs. Clarinda Goings was married January 22, 1852 to Charles Cutts, according to “Pike County, Illinois Marriages, 1827-1859.”
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John L. Goings was born in April 1842 in Ohio, according to his enumeration in the 1900 census of Pike County. He was married in 1864, wife’s name Sarah C. She was also a native of Ohio.

“James L. Goings,” laborer and Sarah C. Tootle Goings were the parents of Marie Goings who was born at Griggsville, Ohio July 18, 1879, according to Pike County Birth Book 1, page 88. The baby, a “male,” was shown as their fifth child. Both parents were “born in Ohio.” E. R. Stoner of Griggsville was the medical attendant.

They were enumerated in the 1900 census of Pike County, Illinois in Enumeration District 115, page 6 on June 5, 1900 in the Griggsville township:

“Goings, John L. 58, white male, born in April 1842 in
Ohio, father born in Ohio, mother
born in Delaware, teamster, mar-
ried 36 years, literate, owns home,
unemployed 3 months during year
Sarah C. 58, white female, wife, born in Janu-
ary 1842 in Ohio, father born in
Maryland, mother born in Dela-
ware, married 36 years, mother of
7, 4 living, literate
Louella R. 20, white female, single, born in July
1879 in Illinois, father born in
Ohio, mother born in Ohio,
illiterate”

Two errors appeared in the birth registry. Louella R. Goings who was born in “July 1879” was the “male” who was born July 29, 1879. Her father most likely was John L. Goings, not “James L. Goings.
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John W. Goings and Margret Cox Goings were residents of Indiana in 1849 when a son was born. He was remarried to Susan J. Dunford August 17, 1855, according to “Pike County, Illinois Marriages, 1827-1859.” Children born to John W. Goings and Susan J. Dunford Goings are unknown.

Children born to John W. Goings and Margret Cox Goings include:

William Goings born about 1849

William Goings, son of John W. Goings and Margret Cox Goings, was born about 1849 in Indiana. At age 29, he, a farmer, was married for the second time to Mrs. Eliza Bernard Allen, age 35. She was the daughter of James M. Bernard and Martha A. Griffith Bernard of Eldara, Illinois. Children born to William Goings and Eliza Bernard Allen Goings are unknown.

POPE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

John S. T. Goins was born in Tennessee about 1830 of parents unknown. He was married before 1865 to Casandra Gowen [or Goins], according to Patricia Jackson Sharkey, a descendant of McAllen, Texas. From 1865 to 1869 they were living in Kentucky. By 1872 they had returned to Tennessee, and in 1875 they were in Illinois.

On July 5, 1880, he was listed as the head of a household enumerated in the 1880 census of Pope County, Enumeration District 86, page 39, Golcando Precinct. They were possibly Melungeons or Indians. The family was listed as:

“Goin, John S. T. 50, born in TN, father born in TN,
mother born in TN, farmer,
Indian
Casandra 40, born in TN, father born in TN,
mother born in TN, wife,
keeping house, Indian
William L. 15, born in KY, father born in TN,
mother born in TN, son, farm
laborer, Indian
Orlander 14, born in KY, father born in TN,
mother born in TN, son, works
on farm
James M. 11, born in KY, father born in TN,
mother born in TN, son, works
on farm,
Mary E. 8, born in TN, father born in TN,
mother born in TN, daughter
Adam C. 4, born in IL, father born in TN,
mother born in TN, son
Alice 9/12, born in IL, father born in TN,
mother born in TN, daughter”

Imani Greene, a great-great-granddaughter, wrote March 24, 1998 that also living in the same residence was a brother of Henry Goins, William Goins and his wife Susan Goins and a housekeeper by the name of Mary Spoon.

Children born to John S. T. Goins and Casandra Gowen Goins include:

William L. Goins born about 1865
Orlando Goins born about 1866
James Milo Goins born in 1869
Mary Eva Goins born February 4, 1873
Adam F. Goins born about 1876
Alice Goins born in August 1879
Andrew “Buck” Goins born in October 1884

Imani Greene reports that there were two other children, Ruth Goins and Sarah Goins, her great-grandmother.

William L. Goins, son of John S. T. Goins and Casandra Goins, was born about 1865 in Kentucky. He was enumerated as a 15-year-old farm laborer in the 1880 census of his father’s household.

Orlando Goins, son of John S. T. Goins and Casandra Goins, was born about 1864 in Kentucky. He appeared at age 14 in the 1880 census of Pope County, Illinois.

James Milo Goins, son of John S. T. Goins and Casandra Goins, was born about 1868 in Kentucky, according to the 1880 census. He was then recorded at age 11 in the census of Pope County. He was born in 1869 at Nowata, Indian Territory, according to the research of Patricia Jackson Sharkey, a great-granddaughter of McAllen, Texas in 1991 when she prepared her ancestor chart.

He was married April 4, 1890 to Sarah Frances Cleaver who was born June 15, 1873 to James Washington Cleaver and Susan Hodge Cleaver in Wright County, Missouri. James Milo Goins died in August 1891 at Jacksonport, Arkansas in Jackson County. Sarah Francie Cleaver Goins died January 28, 1938 at Spring Valley, Missouri in Shannon County and was buried in Oakside Cemetery at Summersville, Missouri.

One son was born to James Milo Goins and Sarah Frances Cleaver Goins:

James Milo Goins born August 29, 1891

James Milo Goins, son of James Milo Goins and Sarah Frances Cleaver Goins, was born August 29, 1891 at Newport, Arkansas in Jackson County. He was married there October 9, 1915 to Rhoda Edith Davis who was born in White County, Arkansas to Thomas Jefferson Davis and Charlotte Hager Davis. James Milo Goins died there in November 1960. Rhoda Edith Davis Goins died May 30, 1971 in McAllen, Texas. They were buried in Newport.

Children born to James Milo Goins and Rhoda Edith Davis Goins include:

Alice LaVerne Goins born April 4, 1920

Alice LaVerne Goins, daughter of James Milo Goins and Rhoda Edith Davis Goins, was born April 4, 1920 at Midco, Missouri. She was married April 20, 1939 to Ned Tyler Jackson.

Mary Eva Goins, daughter of John S. T. Goins and Casandra Goins, was born in February 1873. She was married about 1890 to John T. Julian, a man 19 years older than she, as his second wife. He was born in December 1883 in Indiana.

They were enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Jackson County, Arkansas, Enumeration District 52, page 9 as:

“Julian, John T. 46, born in December 1853 in IN,
Mary E. 27, born in February 1873 in TN
Will 24, born in January 1876 in IN
Cassie 8, born in September 1891 in AR
Otto 3, born in June 1896 in AR
McGee, William 16, born in December 1883 in
MO, boarder
Goins, Alice 19, born in August 1880 in IL,
sister-in-law
Goins, Andrew 15, born in October 1884 in IL,
brother-in-law”

William McGee, the 16-year-old boarder in the household is identified as a kinsman, according to Patricia Jackson Sharkey who advised that he died from “Bright’s disease.”.

Children born to John T. Julian and Mary Eva Goins Julian include:

Will Julian born January 6, 1877
Casandra “Cassie” Julian born September 7, 1891
Otto Julian born June 3, 1896

Adam F. Goins, son of John S. T. Goins and Casandra Goins, was born in Illinois about 1876. He appeared as a four-year-old in the 1880 census of Polk County.

Alice Goins, daughter of John S. T. Goins and Casandra Goins, was born about 1878 in Illinois. She appeared in the 1880 census of Polk County at the age of nine months. She reappeared in the 1900 census at “age 19” in the household of her brother-in-law John T. Julian in Jackson County, Arkansas.

Andrew “Buck” Goins, son of John S. T. Goins and Casandra Goins, was born in October 1884 in Illinois. He reappeared in the 1900 census at age 15 living in the household of his brother-in-law John T. Julian in Jackson County.
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Levi Going recorded an intent of marriage with Rebecca Harris February 4, 1835, according to “Pope County Illinois Marriages, 1816-1839” bu Janet Schonert. Of Levi Going and Rebecca Harris Going nothing more known.
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Delila Gowan was married to John Bush November 1, 1854 in Pope County according to Illinois marriage records, volume A, page 451. Nothing more is known of John Bush and Delila Gowan Bush.
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Elizabeth Gowan, 17, was married to William Gallimore, 23, November 25, 1975 in Pope County according to Illinois marriage records, Volume D, page 22. Nothing more is known of William Gallimore and Elizabeth Gowan Gallimore.
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David Gowen was married to Rebecca Sumner March 20, 1846 in Pope County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of David Gowen and Rebecca Sumner Gowen.
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Delilah Gowen was married to James Steward October 11, 1875 in Pope County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of James Steward and Delilah Gowen Steward.
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Henry Gowen was married to Sina/Lina Harper July 8, 1866 in Pope County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Henry Gowen and Sina/Lina Harper Gowen.
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John R. Gowen, 21, was married to Nancy Ramsey, 19, December 14, 1876 in Pope County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of John R. Gowen and Nancy Ramsey Gowen.
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Julia D. Gowen was married to Joseph W. McDonald August 7, 1881 in Pope County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Joseph W. McDonald and Julia D. Gowen McDonald.
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Marret Emily Gowen was married to Alexander Woodall June 12, 1890 in Pope County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Alexander Woodall and Marret Emily Gowen Woodall.
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Carter Gowens was married to Elizabeth Still February 17, 1869 in Pope County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Carter Gowens and Elizabeth Still Gowens.
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Eliza Gowens was married to George Helton May 6, 1860 in Pope County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of George Helton and Eliza Gowens Helton.
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James Gowens died in Pope County about 1859. He had previously received a land warrant and a land grant in Pope County. Cassandra Gowens Fields Still, a daughter of Bledsoe County, Tennessee made her power of attorney to Nathan Gowens, regarded as her brother and as a son of James Gowens, and in the document stated that James Gowens was deceased. Another son of James Gowens was identified as Martin Gowens, according to the research of Coy R. Benton.
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John Gowens was married to Hanna M. Mens/Muns September 7, 1872 in Pope County according to Illinois Marriage records. Nothing more is known of Jon Gowens and Hanna M. Mens/Muns Gowens.
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John Gowens was married to Louansa Gowens January 26, 1868 in Pope County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of John and Louansa Gowens.
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Mahala Gowens was married to George W. Bartlett November 29, 1832, according to “Pope County, Illinois Marriages, 1816-1839” by Janet Schonert, according to Coy R. Benton, a descendant of Searcy, Arkansas. Mahala Gowens was born in Tennessee in 1815, and George W. Bartlett was born in 1811 in Kentucky.

In 1851 they were living in Fulton County, Kentucky where a daughter was born. Both George W. Bartlett and Mahala Gowens Bartlett died there in May 1864. Children born to them include:

Elizabeth Bartlett born in 1851

Elizabeth Bartlett, daughter of George W. Bartlett and Mahala Gowens Bartlett, was born in Fulton County in 1851. She was married there in 1868 to William J. Wiggs. He was born in Tennessee March 4, 1843. In 1878 they lived in White County, Arkansas. He died February 11, 1921 in Cleburne County, Texas and was buried in Rio Vista Cemetery. She died during the 1890s at Harmony, Arkansas in White County.

Children born to them include:

Franklin D. Wiggs born September 20, 1878

Franklin D. Wiggs, son of William J. Wiggs and Elizabeth Bartlett Wiggs, was born September 20, 1878 at Harmony, Arkansas. He was married October 30, 1901 at Searcy, Arkansas to Alice Jessie James who was born January 27, 1881 to Thomas C. James and Nannie M. Turner James in Arkansas. She died December 17, 1935, and he died June 22, 1959 at Harmony.

Children born to them include:

Bessie H. Wiggs born October 18, 1909

Bessie H. Wiggs, daughter of Franklin D. Wiggs and Alice Jessie James Wiggs, was born October 18, 1909 at Harmony. She was married December 17, 1926 to Everett L. Benton, who was born February 28, 1904 to Ellerd L. Benton and Letha L. Heffington Benton. Everett L. Benton died February 1, 1977 and was buried in Pleasant Grove Cemtery, Pleasant Grove, Arkansas. His wife died July 17, 1991 and was buried beside her husband.

Children born to them include:

Coy R. Benton born March 28, 1939.
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Robert Gowens was married to Elvira Gowens October 25, 1872 in Pope County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Robert Gowens and Elvira Gowens.
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Taylor Gowens was married to Jane Gowens March 24, 1870 in Pope County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Taylor Gowens and Jane Gowens.
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Thomas Gowens was married to Martha Jane Gowens October 5, 1872 in Pope County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Thomas Gowens and Martha Jane Gowens.
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William Gowens was married to Susan Story March 18, 1869 in Pope County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of William Gowens and Susan Story Gowens.
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William Goins was born in June 1865 in Pope County of parents unknown, according to the research of Vicki Permenter, great-grandaughter and Foundation member of Santa Fe, Texas. His parents are regarded as Tennesseeans.

He was married in 1889 to Carrie Elizabeth [or Ann] Hogan, daughter of Harry Hogan and Jane Harper Hogan in Hardin County, Illinois. She was born there in March 1872. She died there about 1909, and he died there about 1922. Both are buried in Stone Church Cemetery near Rosiclare, Illinois.

Children born to William Goins and Carrie Elizabeth Hogan Goins include:

Sarah Jane Goins born March 9, 1890
John Henry Goins born May 22, 1891
Lillie Mae Goins born October 7, 1893
Thomas Jefferson Goins born April 12, 1895
Josephine “Josie” Goins born December 29, 1896
Lloyd Goins born in January 1900
Charles Franklin “Frank” Goins born December 30, 1904
Margaret “Maggie” Goins born May 15, 1906
Katherine Marie “Katie” Goins born June 19, 1908

Sarah Jane Goins, daughter of William Goins and Carrie Elizabeth Hogan Goins, was born March 9, 1890. She was married in 1918 to Willis Eichorn in Hardin County. They lived in Cave-in-Rock, Illinois. She died July 15, 1971.

Children born to them include:

Fowler Eichorn born about 1920
Raymond Eichorn born about 1924

John Henry Goins, son of William Goins and Carrie Elizabeth Hogan Goins, was born May 22, 1891. He was married December 22, 1911 to Clara Osmond. He died January 8, 1924 at Rosiclare.

Children born to John Henry Goins and Clara Osmond Goins include:

Wanda Goins born about 1914
Arlin Goins born about 1916
Gordon Goins born about 1920
Mildred Goins born about 1924

Lillie Mae Goins, daughter of William Goins and Carrie Elizabeth Hogan Goins, was born October 7, 1893. She was married November 5, 1923 to James “Pete” Deweese. She died June 8, 1959 at Golconda, Illinois.

One child was born to them:

Ruby Geraldine Deweese born about 1916

Thomas Jefferson Goins, son of William Goins and Carrie Elizabeth Hogan Goins, was born April 12, 1895. He was married about 1923 to Dorothy Reyhan and divorced shortly afterward. He was remarried August 14, 1928 to Lessie Duncan. He died May 25, 1965 in Lyon County, Illinois. No children were born to Thomas Jefferson Goins and Dorothy Reyhan Goins.

Children born to Thomas Jefferson Davis and Lessie Duncan Goins include:

William Thomas Goins born about 1930
John Stanley Goins born about 1931
Norma Ruth Goins born about 1933
Charles Bunton Goins born about 1935
Marion Ann Goins born about 1938
Jimmy Lloyd Goins born about 1941
Rachel Jean born about 1947
Robert Goins born about 1950
William “Billy” Goins born about 1952
Ronald Goins born about 1955
Linda Carolyn Goins born about 1958

Josephine “Josie” Goins, daughter of William Goins and Carrie Elizabeth Hogan Goins, was born December 29, 1896. She was married April 8, 1924 to John “Buck” Stacey. She died September 5, 1978 in Hardin County..

Children born to them include:

Hattie Stacey born about 1928
Stella Stacey born about 1932

Lloyd Goins, son of William Goins and Carrie Elizabeth Hogan Goins, was born in Janurary 1900. He was married about 1923 to Betty Hamp. He was remarried, wife’s name Estella. He died in 1948. No children were born to Lloyd Goins, Betty Hamp Goins and Estella Goins.

Charles Franklin “Frank” Goins, son of William Goins and Carrie Elizabeth Hogan Goins, was born December 30, 1904. He lived his entire life in Hardin County and was never married. He died April 8, 1949.

Margaret “Maggie” Goins, daughter of William Goins and Carrie Elizabeth Hogan Goins, was born May 15, 1906. She was married about 1923 to Jimmy Graham. She died October 6, 1973 in Elizabethtown, Illinois..

Katherine Marie “Katie” Goins, daughter of William Goins and Carrie Elizabeth Hogan Goins, was born June 19, 1908. After her mother’s death, she was reared by an aunt and uncle, John Hogan and Margaret Goins Hogan in Hardin County. She was married June 19, 1928 to George Delano. She died March 15, 1968 in Evansville, Indiana.

Children born to them include:

Juanita Delano born about 1930
Georgia Delano born about 1932
Eloise Delano born about 1934
Dorothy Delano born about 1937
Jean Delano born about 1940
Mike Delano born about 1942
Robert “Bobby” Delano born about 1945
Richard Delano born about 1948
John Delano born about 1954
==O==
John Gowens was married to Louansa Gowens January 26, 1868 in Pope County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of John Gowens and Louansa Gowens.
==O==
Malissa Gowens was married to John Gowins December 20, 1866 in Pope County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of John Gowins and Malissa Gowens Gowins.
==O==
Robert Gowens was married to Elvira Gowens October 25, 1872 in Pope County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Robert Gowens and Elvira Gowens.
==O==
Sarah Gowens was married to Calvin Bowlin April 2, 1865 in Pope County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Calvin Bowlin and Sarah Gowens Bowlin.
==O==
Taylor Gowens was married to Jane Gowens March 24, 1870 in Pope County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Taylor Gowens and Jane Gowens.
==O==
Thomas Gowens was married to Martha Jane Gowens October 5, 1872 in Pope County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Thomas Gowens and Martha Jane Gowens.
==O==
Nancy Gowin was married to James Helton June 17, 1855 in Pope County according to Illinois marriage records, Volume A, page 458.
==O==
Frances Gowins/Goins was married to James Gowins/Goins May 22, 1869 in Pope County according to Illinois marriage records, Volume C, page 274.
==O==
Lawson Gowins who was born about 1839 in Tennessee was a resident of Pope County, Illinois in 1883, according to the research of Connie Gowins Kommer, a great granddaughter of Altamont, Illinois. He was married about 1870 to Ruth Ann Harper who was born in Pope County May 25, 1845 to Jess Harper and Elizabeth Yewel Harper. Lawson Gowins died August 3, 1900, and Ruth Ann Harper Gowins died June 16, 1922.

Children born to them include:

James Arthur Gowins born October 6, 1883

James Arthur Gowins, son of Lawson Gowins and Ruth Ann Harper Gowins, was born October 6, 1883 in Golconda, Illinois. He was married about 1900 to Manda May Vaughn who was born November 4, 1883 in New Burnside, Illinois to Henry Vaughn and Mary Jane Satterfield, according to Connie Gowins Kommer, Foundation member. They continued in Pope County in 1903.

Children born to James Arthur Gowins and Manda May Vaughn Gowins include:

Harold McKinley Gowins born May 17, 1903

Harold McKinley Gowins, son of James Arthur Gowins and Manda May Vaughn Gowins, was born May 17, 1903 in Pope County.

Researchers:

Jaymie Friedman Frederick, Box 361, Scobey, MT, 59263, 406/487-2738
Carson Goings, Rt. 6, Box 116, Hardy, AR, 72542, 501/856-3127
Don Goings,
Connie Gowins Kommer, 105 S. 10th St, Altamont, IL, 62411
Louise Goins Richardson, 2207 E. Lake St, Paragould, AR, 72450, 501/239-4763
Patricia Jackson Starkey, 250 Chinkapin Dr. S, Pangburn, AR, 72121

PULASKI COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Isaac Goins was born about 1860. He was married bout 1883 to Amanda Gertner in Pulaski County, according to Carol Webb. Children born to Isaac Goins and Amanda Gertner Goins are unknown.

RICHLAND COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Fannie Goans was married to Charles W. Manning March 27, 1887 in Richland County according to Illinois marriage records, Volume 3, page 129. Nothing more is known of Charles W. Manning and Fannie Goans Manning.
==O==
Isaiah Gowen was married to Mary Ellston January 23, 1851 in Richland County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Isaiah Gowen and Mary Ellston.
==O==
In Enumeration District 172, page 11, German Township of Richland County in 1880 lived James Gowen, age 9, in the household of Mary Earnest.
==O==
James Gowen was married to Wadie Williams May 12, 1906 in Richland County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of James Gowen and Wadie Williams Gowen.
==O==
Mary Gowen was married to Charles T. Brothers February 9, 1859 in Richland County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known ofCharles T. Brothers and Mary Gowen Brothers.
==O==
Eva Mae Gowin was married to Jesse A. Mack January 22, 1902 in Richland County according to Illinois marriage rec-ords, volume 3, page 111. Nothing more is known of Jesse A. Mack and Eva Mae Gowin Mack.
==O==
Lora Gowin was married to Roy Swisher January 22, 1902 in Richland County according to Illinois marriage records, volume 3, page 111. Nothing more is known of Roy Swisher and Lora Gowin Swisher.
==O==
Sarah A. Gowin was married to Jesse E. Sanders August 2, 1888 in Richland County according to Illinois marriage records, volume 3, page 143. Nothing more is known of Jesse E. Sanders and Sarah A. Gowin Sanders.
==O==
Ettie Gowins was married to Frank M. Rayburn April 14, 1887 in Richland County according to Illinois marriage records, volume 3, page 129. Nothing more is known of Frank M. Rayburn and Ettie Gowins Rayburn.

ROCK ISLAND COUNTY, ILLINOIS

George Gowen was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Rock Island County, Enumeration District 252, page 11 living on Fourth Avenue in Rock Island, Illi­nois.

The family was recorded as:

“Gowen, George 37, born in New York
Florence 30, born in New York
Earnest 6, born in Illinois
Hirman 4, born in Illinois
Ada 2, born in Illinois”
==O==
George Gowen was occupied as a superintendent at the saw mill from 1882-1885, according to the city directory.
Richard H. Gowen was employed as a porter at Rock Island House according to the 1891 city directory.

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Minnie Goins, age 84, died September 24, 1998, according to her obituary published in the September 25, 1988 edition of “St. Louis Post-Dispatch.” Her funeral was held at Officer, Illinois, and she was buried in Sunset Gardens of Memory in Millstadt, Illinois.
==O==
Eugene Gowan was married to Amelia Knapp April 12, 1902 in St. Clair County, according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Eugene Gowan and Amelia Knapp Gowan.
==O==
Henry Gowan, boiler maker, 338-342 Brady Avenue, East St. Louis, Illinois was listed in the city’s 1889-90 city directory.
==O==
Clara Gowans was married to Fred Schmidt March 1, 1904 in St. Clair County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Fred Schmidt and Clara Gowans Schmidt.
==O==
Walter Gowans was married to Mary Dunn February 20, 1868 in St. Clair County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Walter Gowans and Mary Dunn Gowans.
==O==
Richard A. Gowen was married to Rosa Sewald July 10, 1890 in St. Clair County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Richard A. Gowen and Rosa Sewald Gowen.

SALINE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Goins, Catherine Louise; 76; Eldorado, Illinois died May 2, 2003 of acute myocardial infarction, arteriosclerotic heart disease, according to her obituary.
==O==
William S. Gowan was married to Nancy Potts January 3, 1875 in Saline County according to Illinois marriage records, volume D, page 29. Nothing more is known of William S. Gowan and Nancy Potts Gowan.
==O==
Clara Gowen was married to John F. Overstake January 13, 1884 in Saline County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of John F. Overstake and Clara Gowen Overstake.
==O==
Laura Gowen was married to Tennyson Lewis November 16, 1882 in Saline County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Tennyson Lewis and Laura Gowen Lewis.
==O==
Sarah Jane Gowen was married to William A. Russell March 2, 1878 in Saline County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of William A. Russell and Sarah Jane Gowen Russell.
==O==
Mrs. Sarah Jane Gowen was married to John Willis January 15, 1875 in Saline County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of John Willis and Sarah Jane Gowen Willis.
==O==
Tillman Gowen was married to Nancy E. Henderson January 1, 1892 in Saline County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Tillman Gowen and Nancy E. Henderson Gowen.
==O==
W. F. Gowen was married to Dora A. Evans March 29, 1896 in Saline County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of W. F. Gowen and Dora A. Evans Gowen.
==O==
W. S. Gowen was married to Asalee Turner Springs April 12, 1893 in Saline County accoriding to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of W. S. Gowen and Dora A. Evans Gowen.
==O==
William Gowen was married to Sarah J. Lattenwell May 15, 1873 in Saline County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of William Gowen and Sarah J. Lattenwell Gowen.
==O==
William S. Gowen was married to Asalee Springs April 12, 1893 in Saline County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of William S. Gowen and Asalee Springs Gowen.

SANGAMON COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Mary Jane Goings was married August 31, 1876 to John Henry Gilpin, according to Sangamon County marriage records. He was born about 1846 in Illinois. He was first married August 1, 1865 in Sangamon County to Sarah Ellen Davis who was born January 9, 1845 in Illinois. She died about 1872, and John Henry Gilpin was received into Island Grove Methodist Church as a widower in 1874.
==O==
Alex F. Goins was married to Lucida Kuster September 10, 1895, according to Sangamon County marriage records. Children born to Alex F. Goins and Lucida Kuster Goins are unknown.
==O==
Mary L. Goins was married in 1913 to Clarence Ruble, according to Island Grove Methodist Church records.
==O==
Thomas J. Goins was married to Mary A. Parker October 27, 1887, according to Sangamon County marriage records. Of Thomas J. Goins and Mary A. Parker Goins nothing more is known.
==O==
Mrs. John Gowen was born in 1872, place unknown. She died September 1, 1952 at the age 80 and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois, according to “Sangamon County Cemetery Inscriptions” Volume I, by Decatur Genealogical Society.
==O==
Mrs. Ruth Ann Morris Gowin died February 2, 1995 in Riverton, Illinois, according to her obituary in “The State Journal-Register” of Springfield, Illinois in its edition of February 3, 1995:

“Ruth Ann Gowin, 81, of Riverton, formerly of Decatur and Denver, Colorado died Thursday at her home. She was born January 16, 1913, in Hillsboro, the daughter of John A. and Rose Patton Morris.

Mrs. Gowin was a retired practical nurse, having worked at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur and St. John’s Hospital in Springfield and Spear Hospital and National Jewish Children’s Hospital, both in Denver, Colo. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church and the Aviation Club, both in Denver.

Survivors include a son, James “Jim” Gowin of Springfield and a daughter, Natalie Gowin Payne of Riverton. She is to be buried in Mechanicsburg Cemetery.”

SCOTT COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Elizabeth Goings was married September 5, 1895 to Wilbur C. Lovejoy, according to Scott County Marriage License No. 5475 in Marriage Book 1.
==O==
Elmer Goings was married to Emma Bryan bu F. M. McGlasson April 19, 1902, according to Marriage License No. 6003 in Marriage Book 2. Children born to Elmer Goings and Emma Bryan Goings are unknown.

SHELBY COUNTY, ILLINOIS

William Gowen, who was born in Pennsylvania in 1787, ap­peared as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Shelby County, page 155. The household No. 256 was enumerated August 31, 1850 as:

“Gowen, William 63, born in Pennsylvania, farmer
Mary 58, born in Maryland
[female] 22, born in Maryland
Mary 21, born in Ohio, twin
George 21, born in Ohio, twin
Lacy, Rebecka 26, born in Maryland
Clarana 6, born in Illinois
John 5, born in Missouri
Mary 4, born in Missouri
Thomas 2, born in Missouri”

William Gowen and Mary Gowen were probably married in Maryland and lived there from 1824 through 1829. In 1829 they lived in Ohio and moved to Illinois prior to 1843.

Rebecka Lacy [nee Rebecka Gowen ?] is believed to be the daughter of William Gowen and Mary Gowen since she was living in their household in 1850. Apparently she had married about 1843, lived in Illinois for one year, then moved to Missouri until 1849. It is possible that her husband was deceased, but it is likely that he joined the 49’ers on a trek to the California goldfields.
==O==
William Gowen was married to Schella Orsebella [Sibella?] Brandon in Shelbyville March 24, 1842, according to Shelby County marriage records. Willis Whitfield was a security. Of William Gowen and Schella Brandon Gowen nothing more is known.
==O==
William Gowen was married to Eliza Ann Bryson June 23, 1861 in Shelby County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of William Gowen and Eliza Ann Bryson Gowen.
==O==
James Gowin was appointed as one of the appraisers of the estate of Alex Roberts in Shelby County October 7, 1842, according to Shelby County probate records.
==O==
Liza Gowin was married to Greenbery Jones November 1, 1874 in Shelby County according to Illinois marriage records, volume E, page 42. Nothing more is known of Greenbery Jones and Liza Gowin Jones.
==O==
Hezekiah Gowing appeared as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Shelby County.

The household No. 563, was recorded as:

“Gowing, Hezachiah 32, born in Tennessee
Pheby 31, born in Kentucky
Joseph 9, born in Illinois
Mary 7, born in Illinois
Elizabeth 5, born in Illinois
James 5, born in Illinois
Luiza 2, born in Illinois
Eliza 3/12, born in Illinois”

STARK COUNTY, ILLINOIS

No members of the Gowen family [or spelling variations] were listed in “Stark County Illinois Marriages, 1839-1866” by M. A. Leeson.

TAMPICO COUNTY ILLINOIS

In Enumeration District 213, page 20, Tampico, Illinois in 1880 was listed:

“Gowen, William L. 39, born in Massachusetts
Mary 22, born in Illinois, wife
George 14, born in Illinois, son
Guy 12, born in Wisconsin, son
Chandler 10, born in Illinois, son
Leroy 4, born in Illinois, son
Clyde 3, born in Illinois, son”

VERMILLION COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Jasper Goins narrowly escaped death, and a companion was killed in a train accident July 23, 1903, according to an obituary in a Vermillion County newspaper:

“George W. Clyden, residing in the Bethel neighbor-hood, just this side of Alvin, was struck by the special train car-rying Colonel Oglesby to Danville Sunday [July 23, 1903] and instantly killed. The accident hap-pened about 9 am. about 1 half mile south of West New-ell. Clyden and Jasper Goins were trying to board a north bound freight train. They were on the south bound line and did not see the approach-ing train. Goins hap-pened to step out of the way, but Clyden was struck squarely and instantly killed. The deceased was about fifty years of age. He leaves a wife and six children, as follows: James Clyden, Mrs. Clara Lewin, Mrs. Nettie Crose, and three small sons. The funeral took place Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock, services being held in the Bethel Church by Elder Stanley of this city. The remains were interred in the cemetery nearby.”
==O==
Elizabeth Cowen was married January 19, 1832 to Henry R. Reeves, according to “Vermillion County, Illinois Marriages, 1823-1840.”
==O==
Elizabeth Gowen was married December 2, 1835 to Sylvester R. Judd in Vermillion City, Illinois, according to “Vermillion County, Illinois Marriages, 1823-1840.” Sylvester R. Judd was born March 7, 1812 in Kentucky, according to Jim Judd, a descendant of Hayford, California. He died May 5, 1877 in Georgetown, Illinois.

Children born to them, according to James Judd, include:

Washington Judd born about 1837
Martha E. Judd born about 1840
James H. Judd born June 29, 1844
Thomas Judd born about 1845
Polly J. Judd born about 1847

James H. Judd, son of Sylvester R. Judd and Elizabeth Gowen Judd, was born June 29, 1844. He was married March 19, 1867 to Mary Jane Haworth, according to Vermillion County marriage records.
==O==
Malinda Gowen was married April 5, 1838 to Thomas Cross, according to “Vermillion County, Illinois Marriages, 1823-1840.”

Rhoda Goin Cross, perhaps a kinsman to Malinda Gowen, also married a husband named Thomas Cross. She was born June 11, 1825 in Vermillion County, married March 5, 1846 and died April 4, 1901 in Eldon, Iowa.

Her obituary was carried in an Eldon newspaper:

“A very large number of friends gathered at the Christ-ian Church in Eldon, Saturday afternoon, April 6, 1901 at 2 p.m. to [pay] the last tribute of respect to Mrs. Rho-da Cross, who died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. S. Franklin, about 8 o’clock Thursday morning April 4, 1901.

Rhoda Goin was born in Danville, Illinois, June 11, 1825. She spent a good part of her girlhood in Konkok [Keokuk], Iowa, was married to Thomas Cross March 5, 1846. To them were born 10 children; 5 girls of whom survive. Three, Mrs. James A. Stevens [Margaret A. Cross Stevens, born in Iowa in February 1847 and died in 1938], Mrs. James S. Franklin [Elizabeth “Lizzie” Cross Franklin, born in Keokuk in August 1860] and Mrs. Bird Moles [Birdie Esther Cross Moles, born October 10, 1865, died March 5, 1949] reside in Eldon. She leaves 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She joined the Christian Church in her girlhood and al-ways lived a consistent Christian life. She was a wo-man of great force of character, an earnest worker in the cause of Christ, a kind mother and a friendly neighbor.

The funeral service were conducted by Rev. Vetter. In-terment was in the Eldon cemetery.”

WASHINGTON COUNTY, ILLINOIS

William Going was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1818 census of Washington County.

WHITE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Ellen Goen was married September 27, 1900 to Williams Yates, according to White County marriage records.
==O==
Jane Gowin was married to James Waldin December 3, 1829 in White County according to “Illinois Marriage Records,” volume 1. Nothing more is known of James Waldin and Jane Gowin Waldin.

WHITESIDE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

William L. Gowen was married to Ellen M. Dennison July 31, 1861 in Whiteside County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of William L. Gowen and Ellen M. Dennison Gowen.

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

James Gowan, “plasterer, boards at 116 S. Bluff Street,” was recorded in the 1892 city directory of Joliet, Illinois
==O==
Enumerated in the 1850 census of Will County, Enumeration District 198, page 5, South Joliet Street, Joliet, Illinois was:

“Gowen, Daniel 43, born in Ireland
Ellen 41, born in Ireland
Katie 16, born in Illinois
Robert E. 14, born in Illinois
Thomas 10, born in Illinois
Ellen 8, born in Illinois
Matthew 6, born in Illinois
Edward 4, born in Illinois
James 2, born in Illinois”
==O==
Hattie Gowen was married to John H. Meyers May 26, 1878 in Will County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing else is known of John H. Meyers and Hattie Gowen Meyers.
==O==
George Gowing was listed as a worker for Humphrey & Sons residing in Joliet according to the 1891-92 city directories.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Enumerated in 1850 in Williamson County, Enumeration District 162, page 32, Rock Creek Precinct, Williamson County was:

Gowan, D. W. 24, born in Illinois
Eliza 21, born in Illinois
Nancy A. 3, born in Illinois
Richard 7/12, born in Illinois”
==O==
William Gowen was born October 21, 1827 of parents unknown. He was married to Martha Sims about 1852. She was born January 2, 1833, probably in Kentucky. William Gowen died in August 1882, and Martha Sims Gowen died March 22, 1870 in Williamson County, Illinois.

William S. Gowen, son of William Gowen and Martha Sims Gowen, was born about 1854 in Kentucky. He was married January 3, 1875 in Saline County, Illinois to Nancy Potts. They were enumerated in 1880 in Williamson County, Enumeration District 161, page 14, Marion Township:

“Gowen, William 26, born in Kentucky
Nancy 25, born in Kentucky
Wiley F. 4, born in Illinois
Martha F. 2, born in Illinois”

William S. Gowen was remarried April 12, 1893 to Asalee Turner.

Children born to William S. Gowen and Nancy Potts Gowen include:

Wiley F. Gowen born about 1876
Martha F. Gowen born about 1878

Children born to William S. Gowen and Asalee Turner Potts include:

Oral Gowen born in October 1895

Wiley F. Gowen, son of William S, Gowen and Nancy Potts Gowen, was born about 1876 in Williamson County. He appeared as a four-year-old in the 1880 census. He died at Corning, Arkansas in Clay County, according to Steve Wood.

Martha F. Gowen, daughter of William S. Gowen and Nancy Potts Gowen, was born about 1888 in Williamson County. She died November 11, 1924 in Corning, Arkansas, according to Steve Wood, a great-great-grandson.

Oral Gowen, son of William S. Gowen and Asalee Turner Gowen, was born in October 1895. He died in born 1970.

A daughter was born to Oral Gowen:

Eva Gowen born about 1922
==O==
William Gowen, 47 was married December 17, 1877 to Susan Edwards, 35, according to Williamson County marriage records. In 1880 Susan Edwards Gowen was enumerated as a widow
==O==
Leah Gowin was born in 1841 of parents unknown. She was married October 11, 1859 to James H. Kent in Williamson County, according to Marvin E. Kent, a great-great-grandson, in a message written May 26, 1999. Children born to them include:

Joshua Levi Kent born November 28, 1870

Joshua Levi Kent, son of James H. Kent and Leah Gowin Kent, was born November 28, 1870 at New Dennison, Illinois. He died November 13, 1958 and was buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Marion, Illinois.

WINNEBAGO COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Robert Gowanlock was married to Margaret Wishart in Winnebago County according to Illinois marriage records. Nothing more is known of Robert Gowanlock and Margaret Wishart Gowanlock.
==O==
Larry and Michelle Gowin, Amway distributors, lived at 318 Manderia, Rockford, Illinois, 61109, in 1977, according to Amway Corporation records.

WOODFORD COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Mary Goings was married April 6, 1845 to Isaac Watkins, according to “Woodford County, Illinois Marriages, 1832-1868.”
==O==
Melissa Goings was indicted for murdering her husband in 1857 in Metamora, Illinois and was meeting with her attorney, Abraham Lincoln at the Woodford County Courthouse when he gave her some “legal advice,” according to the “Pentagraph,” a newspaper published in Bloomington, Illinois:

“Imagine it’s 1857 in Metamora. An inviting, two-story red brick building stands next to the town square. Be-neath its graceful cupola, behind four white columns, the business of the eighth judicial circuit is taking place. Clients and lawyers are clustered in knots – on stair-ways, in hallways, out on the lawn.

Abraham Lincoln is meeting with 70-year-old client Melissa Goings. Goings is accused of murdering her husband, a well-to-do, 77-year- old farmer. Testimony indicates that he was choking her and she broke loose, got a stick of stove wood, and fractured his skull. The victim, who had a reputation for hard drinking and a bad temper, died two days later.

Goings was free on $1,000 bail and awaiting trial when she met with Lincoln at the courthouse on October 10, 1857. According to Carl Sandburg’s version of this story, “Mrs. Goings was granted time for a short con-ference with her lawyer, Mr. Lincoln. Then she left the courthouse, and was never again seen in Metamora.”

Mrs. Goings’ disappearance is an often-told bit of Lin-coln lore. Sandburg tells it this way: “A court bailiff, Robert T. Cassell, later said that when he couldn’t pro-duce the defendant for trial, he accused Lincoln of ‘run-ning her off.’ Lincoln replied, “Oh no, Bob. I did not run her off. She wanted to know where she could get a good drink of water, and I told her there was mighty good water in Tennessee.'”

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