083 Massachusetts

MASSACHUSETTS

John Goings was listed in Foote’s 5th Regiment of the Massachusetts militia in the War of 1812, according to the War of 1812 military roster.
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Alpheus Gowen served in Nowel’s 1st Regiment of the Massa-chusetts militia in the War of 1812, according to the War of 1812 military roster.
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Amos S. Gowen was listed in the 48th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.
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John Gowen was a soldier from Massachusetts who served in the American Revolution. He received three “certificates of final settlement” from the U. S. Government between 1783 and 1785. These certificates were used to acknowledge back pay due a soldier for services in the Continental Line when the Continental Congress did not have funds to compensate him. Men who served in state militia regiment were not eligible to receive the certificates since they were compensated by their state governments.

John Gowen received Certificate No. 10672 for $60.60 for services in the Seventh Massachusetts Regiment. John Brooks was his commanding officer; J. Tucker was agent for John Gowen.

John Gowen received Certificates No. 39556 for $18.74 and No. 40276 for $53.30 for services in the Fourth Massachusetts [old] Regiment under Col. H. Jackson for pay to January 1, 1784.
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Charles Gowen appeared as No. 87 in a list of Invalid Pensioners of Massachusetts in 1813. Pvt. Gowen received an annual pension of $30. Disabled veterans of the Revolutionary War in Massachusetts in 1813 include:

Names Rank or Quality Annual Stipend

1 George Airs matross $ 50
2 Caleb Atherton private 40
3 John Adams do 40
4 Aaron Abbott do 26.66
5 Malachi Allen do 20
6 Luke Aldrich do 30
7 Gustavus Aldrich sergeant 60
8 Spafford Ames private 60
9 Robert Ames do 60
10 Isaac Abbot lieutenant 96
11 Ebenezer Bancroft captain 72
12 John Bryant lieutenant 200
13 Elias Barron dragoon 60
14 Joseph Brown sergeant 60
15 Jonathan Ball do 48
16 Perez Bradford do 24
17 Nathaniel Bowen do 60
18 John Barberie corporal 60
19 John Bean do 40
20 Benjamin Berry private 60
21 Abner Briggs do 60
22 Phineas Butler do 60
23 Peter Barrows do 28
24 Jonas Blodget do 40
25 Nathaniel Baker do 40
26 Squire Bishop, jr. do 40
27 Josiah Ball do 26.66
28 George Bacon do 48
29 Ephraim Bailey do 60
30 Robert Bancroft do 10
31 James Bacheldore do 15
32 John Berry do 60
33 Elijah Brainard do 60
34 Ebenezer Brown sergeant 60
35 Joshua Clapp lieutenant (dead)
36 Josiah Chute sergeant 40
37 Abel Carpenter do 26.66
38 Jonas Childs private 60
39 Job Carwell do 60
40 Timothy Chase do 40
41 William Conant do 40
42 Moses Cass do 40
43 Levi Chadbourne do 60
44 Solomon Cole do 26.66
45 Noah Clough do 15
46 Nathan Cook do 14
47 Richard Crouch do 60
48 James Campbel do 15
49 Caleb Chadwick do 15
50 Barnabas Chapman do 20
51 Richard Chase do 30
52 Joseph Coxe sergeant 40
53 Thomas Crowell private 60
54 George Cammell do 30
55 John Careton do 30
56 Henry Carver do 60
57 William Clark do 30
58 Seth Delana sergeant 32
59 Thomas Doty private 60
60 Jonathan Davis do 30
61 John Duncan do 26.66
62 Jonathan Doty marine 33.32
63 Robert Elvell bombardier 60
64 William Earle marine 60
65 John Elgerly private 60
66 Henry Farwell captain 80
67 Jonas Farnsworth do 120
68 John Francis do 60
69 William Foster sergeant 48
70 Samuel Fowle private 40
71 Jedediah Fuller do 40
72 Jacob Frost do 30
73 Levi Farnsworth do 30
74 Moses Fitch do 12
75 Frederick Follet do 30
76 Joseph Frost do 7.50
77 Benjamin Farnham captain 80
78 Thomas Foot private 40
79 John Gould do 60
80 Jonathan Gleason do 60
81 Silas Gill do 40
82 Samuel Green do 20
83 Isaac Greer do 10
84 Henry Gates do 60
85 Uriah Goodwin do 15
86 Deborah Gannett do 48
87 Charles Gowen do 30
88 Edward Grant do 44.40
89 Elijah Hudson sergeant 48
90 Solomon Hayward do 48
91 Daniel Horn do 20
92 John Hicks private 60
93 Daniel Hickey do 60
94 Peter Hopkins do 40
95 Joseph Handy do 30
96 Josiah Howard do 26.66
97 Daniel Hemmenway do 20
98 William Hubbard marine 60
99 Joseph Hale private (dead)
100 Gamaliel Handy do 40
101 Peter Hemmenway do 60
102 Jesse Holt corporal 7.50
103 Ambrose Homan private 30
104 William Jacobs private 60
105 Joseph Johnson do 60
106 Josiah Jones do 48
107 Moses Knowland do 60
108 Abner Kent do 60
109 John Knowles do 20
110 Ephraim Lane Lt.colonel 20
111 Thomas Linnen corporal 20
112 William Lucas private 60
113 Crosby Luce gunner 30
114 Nathaniel Ladd private 30
115 Reuben Mitchell do 60
116 Neil McArthur do 60
117 Isaac McKinney do 40
118 Benjamin Moody do 40
119 Benjamin Mastick do 60
120 Alexander Murray do 30
121 Benjamin Merrill do 40
122 Filley Mead do 15
123 Elisha Munsell do 30
124 John Maynard lieutenant 72
125 Samuel Mears, jr. private 30
126 Christopher Newbitt do 60
127 John Nickless do 10
128 Daniel Nutting do 24
129 Timothy Northam do 20
130 Joseph Noyes lieutenant 30
131 John Paul sergeant 48
132 Joseph Patterson do 30
133 George Parker private 48
134 Solomon Parsons do 48
135 John Priest do 40
136 Nathan Putnam do 5
137 Ebenezer Perkins marine 60
138 William Parker private 30
139 Joseph Peabody do 20
140 Amos Peirson sergeant 12
141 Job Preist ensign 40
142 Thomas Pratt private 40
143 Jonathan Patch do 60
144 Shephard Packard do 36
145 Joseph Roberts carpenter 60
146 Elisha Rice corporal 60
147 Abner Rose matross 33.32
148 Moses Ramsdale private 60
149 Benjamin Rider do 60
150 Eliphas Reed do 60
151 Benjamin A. Richardson do 40
152 William Rideout do 60
153 Jeremiah Robbins do 40
154 Joseph Rumrill do 40
155 Ebenezer Rowe seaman 60
156 John Slewman captain 300
157 Eli Stearns sergeant 60
158 Ezekiel Spalding do 24
159 Joseph Saunders corporal 60
160 Jonathan Stevens do 30
161 John Stoak private 60
162 Anthony Shoppe do 60
163 Jonas Shattuck do 60
164 Zenas Sturdivant do 60
165 Moses Smith do 60
166 Enoch Stocker do 40
167 Anthony Starbard do 40
168 William Symms do 37.50
169 Daniel Stearns do 36
170 Abraham Sawyer do 30
171 William Spooner bombardier (dead)
172 Amasa Scott private 15
173 Robert Smith do 40
174 Sylvanus Snow do 20
175 Abner Snow do 45
176 Moses Sanderson do 40
177 Peleg Smith do 40
178 Jonathan Taft do 60
179 Lemuel Trafton do transferred
180 Israel Thomas do 60
181 Noah Taylor do 60
182 Ephraim Taylor do 60
183 Charles Thrasher do 40
184 John Tolman do transferred
185 Peleg Tallman yeoman 51
186 Philip Taber private 60
187 Eliphalet Taylor private 20
188 Josiah Temple do 40
189 George Ulmer lieutenant 160
190 John Union private 30
191 Amariah Vose sergeant 60
192 David Vickery private 20
193 Moses White captain 240
194 James Warner lieutenant 120
195 Joseph Whittemore do 120
196 David Wood sergeant 48
197 Elijah Williams corporal 60
198 William Watts private 60
199 Isaac Whitcomb do (dead)
200 Joshua Winn do 48
201 Joseph Ware do 60
202 Asa Ware do 60
203 Josiah Wright do 48
204 Elisha Ward private 40
205 Samuel Woodbury marine 40
206 Wareham Warner private 36
207 Moses Wing drummer 60
208 Samuel Warner private 30
209 Samuel Willington do 30
210 Nahum Wright sergeant 7.50
211 William Warren lieutenant 90
212 James Wesson colonel 300
213 William Cushing lieutenant 120
214 Wm. Leaver,aka Lavar private 30
215 Oliver Russell corporal 30
216 James Walsh matross 60
217 Jas. Gallute private 36

Total of annual stipends 10,602.33

Gordon Byers who compiled the above list wrote:

“There were 19 states and the District of Columbia listed on the 1813 Pension Schedule. The annual pen-sion cost to the U.S. government was slightly less than $97,000 and about 1770 total pensioners were listed. Due to transfers, some pensioners are listed in two states.

Many of these invalid pensioners(one virtually had to be an invalid to receive a pension) appear on later pension listings and other records, some of their widows may have years later requested a pension themselves. I know from research for my 1883 Pensioners Online site, a handful of widows were still on the pension roll for Revolutionary War service!”
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James E. Gowen, 22, of Hamilton, Massachusetts, a wheelwright, enlisted in Company K, Fortieth Massachusetts Infantry Regiment as a private August 15, 1862, according to Massachusetts Civil War Records. He was discharged July 7, 1865.
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Charles W. Gowen, age 21, a cordwainer [shoemaker], enlisted December 22, 1863 in Company B, Second Massachusetts Infantry Regiment as a private, according to Massachusetts Civil War Records. He was discharged September 3, 1865.
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Daniel Gowen was a colonial soldier who fought in King Philip’s War in 1675-76, according to “Irish Settlers in America” by Michael J. O’Brien. He was referred to as being from Norfolk and Essex Counties in “King Philip’s War” by George M. Bodge. Maj. Simon Willard of County Kent in England was the commander of the Middlesex County soldiers. He had arrived in Boston in May 1634 and settled at Cambridge. His company was stationed at the Brookfield garrison from August 7, 1674 to January 25, 1675.

On August 25, 1675 Daniel Gowen was “credited with £1:17:04” for his services.

The great swamp fight of King Philip’s War was fought December 19, 1675, according to the “Pilgrim Newsletter,” publication of the National Society of Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims. King Philip was chief of the Wampanoag Indians of the Narragansett Bay area of Rhode Island. He was the son of Massosoit [1580-1661] who was the sachem of the Wampanoag tribe.

Massosoit negotiated the first treaty with the Pilgrams in 1621. The indian word “wampum” is derived from Wampanoag name, and was the word used to describe the beads used by the North American Indians as currency and as ornaments.
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George F. Gowen was listed in the 40th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.
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James E. Gowen was listed in the 40th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.
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John Gowen was listed in the Fifth Massachusetts Infantry Regiment for 100 days in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.
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John T. Gowen was listed in the 38th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.
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John W. Gowen was listed in the 17th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.
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Luther W. Gowen was listed in the 26th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.
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Moses Gowen was listed with Hobbs 1st Regiment in the Massachusetts militia in the War of 1812, according to the War of 1812 military roster.
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Nathan Gowen was listed in Nowell’s 1st Regiment in the Massachusetts militia in the War of 1812, according to the War of 1812 military roster.
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Asa Gowin was listed in Comings’ 4th Regiment in the Massachusetts militia in the War of 1812, according to the War of 1812 military roster.
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Isarel Gowin, No. 922, an American seaman in the Revolutionary War was included in an exchange of prisoners of war in November 1782. Included with him in the exchange were:

901 Geo: Brown
902 Geo: Rooney
903 Aaron Bul
904 W’m Blackley
905 Jn’o Pratt
906 Rufus Johnson
907 John Wootman
908 Jos’h Webb
909 Geo: Rownday
910 Alex’r Ross
911 Eben’r Johnson
912 John Johnson
913 Tho’s Leach
914 Eben’r Pike
915 Jos’h Bradon
916 Ja’s Emerson
917 Caleb Austin
918 Elisha Vorn
919 Alex’r Scammell
920 Rob’t Barkley
921 Isaac Duntley
922 Israel Gowin
923 Benj: Evans
924 John Ropes
925 Benj: Jeffries
926 Edw’d Smith
927 John Dixon
928 Adney Randall
929 Fred’k Follet
930 Geo: Townsend
931 John Naples
932 Ralph Kelly
933 Henry Marshall
934 John Barnett
935 Rich’d Hodjes [sic]
936 Benj: Cocks
937 John Shillaber
938 John Bowden
939 Nath’l Ramsdell
940 Dav’d Shillaber
941 Nath’l Farrington
942 Blanor Lindsey
943 Rufus Johnson (2)
944 W’m Watts

[signed]
H. Mowat, Captain
Geo. Harris, Purser
Corn’s Hossington, Boatswain

NOTE: Henry Mowat was no longer Master & Commander of HMS ‘Albany’ at the time of this voyage having been posted as Captain of HMS ‘La Sophia’ on 25 Oct 1782 leaving Lieutentant Robert Vardon in command. Vardon was court martialled on March 27, 1783 for disobedience of orders plus the loss of HMS ‘Albany’ and was sentenced to be dismissed from the British Navy.
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John Gowin was listed in Foote’s 5th Regiment in the Massachusetts militia in the War of 1812, according to the War of 1812 military roster.
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Joseph Gowin was listed in Coming’s 4th Regiment in the Massachusetts militia in the War of 1812, according to the War of 1812 military roster.
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Joseph Gowin was listed in Brimblecom’s Regiment of the Massachusetts Militia in the War of 1812, according to the War of 1812 military roster.

BARNSTABLE COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS

John Gowin was married about 1668 to Mary Otis who was baptized in 1650, according to “Colonial Families of the United States.” She was the daughter of John Otis, a resident of Barnstable, Massachusetts, about 1668. He was born in 1620 in Barnstable, Devonshire, England. Children born to John Gowen and Mary Otis Gowin are unknown.

BERKSHIRE COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS

Thomas Gowin and Weathy Danes Gowin were residents of Stockbridge, Massachusetts in 1801 where a son was born. Later they removed to Vermont where Thomas Gowin died.

Children born to them include:

Thomas Gowin, Jr. born September 5, 1801

Thomas Gowin, Jr, son of Thomas Gowin and Weathy Danes Gowin, was born in Stockbridge September 5, 1801. He removed to New York and was married there to Elizabeth Lord. Children born to Thomas Gowin, Jr. and Elizabeth Lord Gowin are unknown.

BRISTOL COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS

John Goings, 36, single, laborer was married to Susan Scott, 18, July 29, 1828, according to “Vital Records of New Bedford, Massachusetts.” Susan Scott Goings was the daughter of William Scott and Frances Scott. Both bride and groom were residents of New Bedford.
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Horace B. Gowen and Adelle Cummings, daughter of Mrs. Ed­win Cummings of Attleboro, Massachusetts were married in 1934. In 1953 he was a real estate dealer in Attleboro. In its July 5, 1953 edition the “Boston Herald” carried an article which made a play on their surnames. The writer wondered if Gowen and Cummings were “going and coming.”
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Martha L. Gowen was married to Charles Ricketson August 24, 1800, according to “Vital Records of New Bedford, Massachusetts.” Both were residents of New Bedford.

ESSEX COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS

Gowen Dockum, a farmer, operated a boarding house in his home on High Street in Newburyport, “above Wesley and opposite Spofford,” according to the 1891 city directory of Newburyport. Mary L. Dockum, a widow, perhaps Gowen Dockum’s mother, “boarded” at his boardinghouse.
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John Goin was born May 2, 1780 and was married to Sally Story March 16, 1806, according to a descendant, Richard Sherman in a message of March 20, 1999.

Children born to John Goin and Sally Story Goin include:

Hannah Goin born July 29, 1806
Sally Goin born September 6, 1808
Mary G. Goin born November 5, 1810
Adeline Goin born May 15, 1813
Addison Goin born April 4, 1815
Lucy Goin born February 28, 1817
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Abigail Going, daughter of Benjamin and Abigail Going, was born April 17, 1730 in Lynn according to Massachusetts Town birth records.
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Benjamin Going, son of Benjamin and Abigail Going, was born October 4, 1731 in Lynn according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Elizabeth Going/Goen of New Ipswitch, New Hampshire and David hill of Lynn filed a letter of marriage intent in Essex County November 3, 1839.
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Joseph Going, son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth Going, was born January 4, 1725 in Shirley according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Samuel Going, son of Benjamin and Abigail Going, was born September 17, 1726 in Shirley according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Samuel Goings was enumerated as the head of a household in Gloucestertown in the 1790 census of Essex County, page 70, according to “Heads of Families, Massachusetts, 1790:”

“Goings, Samuel white male over 16
white female
white male under 16”
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John Cole was married about 1830 to Mary Ann Gowan, prob-ably in Salem, Massachusetts where they lived in 1835.
Children born to them include:

John Francis Cole born May 16, 1835

John Francis Cole, son of John Cole and Mary Ann Gowan Cole was born in Salem May 16, 1835. He was married there September 18, 1862 to Ann Felt Pulsifer. She was born there August 7, 1838 to Joseph Pulsifer and Susan Felt Pulsifer. John Francis Cole became city treasurer of Somerville, Massachu-setts and died in Salem October 19, 1886.
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Mahlon C. Gowan, a wood turner, boarded at 39 Pearl Amesbury, Massachusetts in 1891 according to Amesbury directories.
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In 1890 Austin C. Gowen, an edge setter, lived at 47 Porter, Lynn, Massachusetts according to Lynn city directories.
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Caroline Augusta Gowen, daughter of James and Sally N. Gowen, was born April 22, 1830 in Lynn according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Charles Gowen, a laborer for Wm. Lavery’s, boarded at Merrimacport in Amesbury, Massachusetts in 1891 according to Amesbury city directories.
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Charles A. Gowen, son of James Gowen and Abigail Gowen, was born in 1822. He, a laborer of Sandford, Maine, was married July 3, 1845 to Maria L. Robinson, also 23, daughter of John Robinson and Deborah Robinson, according to Essex County marriage records.
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D. Smith Gowen, a shoemaker lived at 6 Newhall Place, Lynn, Massachusetts in 1890 according to Lynn city directories.
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Daniel Gowen, a stonecutter, lived at 492 Lynnfield, near Lynnfield line, Lynn, Massachusetts in 1890 according to Lynn city directories.
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David Franklin Gowen, son of David and Mary Ann Gowen, was born May 23, 1845 in Lynn according to Massachusetts town birth records.

David F. Gowen, a driver for H.R.R., lived at 202 Walnut, Lynn, Massachusetts in 1890 according to Lynn city directories.
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Elisabeth Gowen, age 20, was enumerated in the 1860 census of Essex County, Ward 3, in Household No. 1203. She was described as a domestic. Others listed in the household were Julia A. Hale, 40; Mary Quinn, 19; Todd Francis, 81; retired merchant; Julia Hale, 23;
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Eliza Ann Gowen, daughter of James and Sally N. Gowen, was born December 25, 1822 in Lynn according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Elizabeth Ellen Gowen, daughter of James and Sally N. Gowen, was born January 20, 1833 in Lynn according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Emelus S. Gowen worked for the police while boarding at 43 Merrimac Amesbury, Massachusetts in 1891 according to Amesbury city directories.
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George L. Gowen, a hatter, boarded at 43 Merrimac Amesbury, Massachusetts in 1891 according to Amesbury city directories.
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Howard L. Gowen, a machine agent, lived at 40 Estes, Lynn, Massachusetts in 1890 according to Lynn city directories.
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James Gowen was born April 15, 1800 in Lynn according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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John Emery Gowen, son of James and Sally N. Gowen, was born March 6, 1824 in Lynn according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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John H. Gowen, a stonecutter, lived at 56 Lynnfield, Lynn, Massachusetts in 1890 according to Lynn city directories.
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Joseph Gowen, “apothecary in Ipswich, Massachusetts,” placed an advertisement in the April 28, 1772 edition of “The Essex Gazette,” according to “Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony” by Thomas Franklin Waters.
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Miss Lilla Gowen, a dressmaker, lived at 97 Market, Lynn, Massachusetts in 1890 according to Lynn city directories.
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Mary Jane Gowen, daughter of James and Sally N. Gowen, was born April 18, 1826 in Lynn according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Nathaniel Gowen, a hostler, lived at 202 Walnut, Lynn, Massachusetts in 1890 according to Lynn city directories.
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Orrin A. Gowen, a hatter, boarded at 55 Merrimac Amesbury, Massachusetts in 1891 according to Amesbury city directories.
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Sarah Maria Gowen, daughter of James and Sally N. Gowen, was born June 27, 1835 in Lynn according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Symon Gowen of Rowley, Massachussetts died December 19, 1675. He was killed in King Phillip’s War. He was serving under Capt. Samuel Appleton in a company organized December 10, 1675

Included in the company were :

Thomas Davis
John Ford
Israel Thorn

Thomas Waite
Francis Young, Corp
Ezekiel Woodward

Samuel Rust
Sylvester Hayes
Stephen Gullifer

Thomas Hastings
Roger Vicar
Stephen Butler

Robert Sibly
William Knowlton
Thomas Brown

Thomas Ferman
Isaac Ilsley
Samuel Brabrook

Athur Neale
John Boynton
Israel Henerick

Robert Simson
Samuel Very
Philip Mattoone
Philemon Dean
Gershom Browne
Andrew Heding
Robert Downes
Robert Pease
Thomas Tenny

Thomas Hazen
William Webb
Solomon Watts

Nathaniel Masters
Isaac Ellery
Daniel Ringe, Corp

John Pengally, Corp
Stephen Greenleaf
Richard Hancock

John Whicher, Serg
William Williams
Joseph Blancher

George Stedman
Thomas Sparke
John Raymond

Samuel Foster
Henry Cooke
Samuel Hebard

John Davis
Samuel Ierson
Joseph Eaton

James Brearly
Abial Sadler
William Wainwright

Benjamin Webster
John Warner
Ephraim Cutter

Thomas Abbey
John Dennis
Josiah Bridg

Roger Markes
Timothy Breed
Thomas Chase

John Parker
John Wheeler
John Conant

Edmond Sheffield
John Robins
Anthony Williams

John Gamdig
Elias Tatingham
Eleazor Flagg

Samuel Pepar
Seth Story
Nathaniel Wood

John Newell
Joseph Mansfield
Benjamin Chadwell

John Pickering, Lt
Richard Sutton, Corp
John Riley

Michael DeReeke
Jeremiah Swaine, Lt
Benjamin Langdon

Richard Bryar
William Stanly
Joseph Richardson

Henry Bedwell
John Tappin
Caleb Richardson

Edward Ardway
Thomas Parlor
Daniel Hawes

Robert Dutch
Samuel Ingolls
Jonathan Copp

John Davis
Samuel Brabrooke
Isaack Ilsley

Roger Markes
Ben Leington
John Reylie

Solomon Watts
Eliezer Flagg
John Warner

Thomas Firman
Will Knowlton
Nath Masters

Michaele Derrick
Thomas Davis
Calleb Richardson

John Boynton
Seth Story
Ben Webbster

Edward Ardaway
Samuel Ruste
Silvester Haz

Will. Russel
Sam. Peirce
Sam. Buttrick

Ephraim Cutter
George Stedman
Edmund Sheffield

John Ford
Thomas Parlor
John Davis

Simond Gowin
Daniell Somersby

Christopher Bartlet
Edmond Browne
Jonathan Emerie

Christopher Kenniston
Christopher Cole
John Straton

John Harvey
George Maier
Nicholaz Rollings

Thomas Roggers
Cornelius Davis
Jonathan Clarke

Will’m Sayward
William Warrin
John Shepard

John Guylie
Morgain Joanes
Richard Priar

Ben Newman
Will Hodskin
Sam Taylor

Amos Goddin
Samuell Lovewell
Steven Swet

Izrah Roff
Sam. Poore
Henry Poore

61 new men, 75 old souldjers, 136 total

The official account read:

“A List of Major Saml Apleton Souldjers yt slayne & wounded The 19th Decemb ’75 at the Indian fort at Narragansett

Samuell Taylor of Ipswich, Isaac Illery of Glocester, Daniel Rolfe on Newberry, Samuel Taylor of Rowley,- 4 men slayne

Lieft. Jerrimyah Swayne of Redding, Roger Markes of Andiver, Isaac Ilsley of Newberry, Wm Standley of Newberry, Dani. Somersby of Newberry, Jonathan Emery of Newberry, Jn. Dennison of Ipswich, Jn Harvey of Newberry, George Timson of Ipswich, Tho: Dowe of Ipswich, Symon Gowen of Rowley, Benj. Webster of Salem, Ellja Thathan of Oborne, Tho: Abey of Wenham, Benj. Langdon of Boston, Solomon Watts of Roxbury, Jn. Warner of Charlestowne, Samuell Boutericke of Cambridge, eighteen men wounded who are at Road Island except ye Left. & Roger Marks – January 6 ’75”
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In the January 17, 1909 edition of “New York Times” was carried an account of the death of Mrs. A. T. Gowan of Lynn. According to the article, she was killed in a “mountain runaway” at Freshwater, Colorado, 35 miles west of Canyon City. She was riding with her husband, A. T. Gowan, an electrical engineer for Mica Mining Company, when the accident occurred. She was the daughter of F. W. Jones, capitalist of Boston and Chicago. She was described as a beautiful woman and a leader in Boston society.
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Mrs. Elisa Gowan was married to Nehemiah Jewett in Ipswich, Massachusetts, according to the February 20, 1833 edition of the “Columbia Centinel” published in Boston.
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Amos S. Gowen, age 18, a hatter of Amesbury, Massachusetts, enlisted as a private in the Forty-Eighth Massachusetts Infantry Regiment September 23, 1862, according to “Massachusetts Soldiers in the Civil War,” Volume 4. He was discharged December 27, 1862 because of a disability. His name is also rendered as Emelius S. Gowen.
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“Charles Gouin” and Abigail Henderson were married June 7, 1752, according to Essex County Marriage Book, page 434.

Charles Gowen was a resident of Salem, Massachusetts in 1759. Children born to Charles Gowen, according to the baptismal record of St. Peters Episcopal Church, include:

Abigail Gowen baptized February 25, 1759
Ann Gowen baptized September 20, 1761

Naby Gowen, the daughter of Charles Gowen, was baptized January 2, 1783 at St. Peters Episcopal Church, according to Salem birth records.

Susannah “Anna/Nancy” Gowen was born about 1763, perhaps in Salem, Massachusetts of parents unknown. “Anna Gowen” and John Jackson received a marriage certificate September 8, 1780, according to “Salem, Massachusetts Marriage Rec-ords,” page 540. A few days earlier they had signed a letter of intent which was also published.

Her “true” name was almost certainly Susanna. Anna is, of course, an obvious contraction/nickname for Susanna. “Nancy” was a common nickname for Ann(e)/Anna, etc., however, and is derived from the centuries-old English practice of creating nicknames of given names commencing with a vowel by pre-fixing an “N,” thus:

Ned for Ed(ward), Ed(win) and Ed(mund),
Nan and Nancy for Ann(e) and that whole complex of
names,
Nabbie” for Abigail,
Nell and “Nora” for Eleanor, etc.

Upon his death, “Susannah Jackson, widow” was remarried to Joseph Byard October 4, 1800.

After the death of Joseph Byard, she remained a widow. She died in 1849, according to Salem death records:

“Byard, Nancy [Gowan], widow of Joseph, formerly widow of John Jackson, died May 1, 1849, at 86 years.”

Children born to John Jackson and Susannah “Anna/Nancy Gowen Jackson, according to Salem birth records include:

John Jackson baptized in November 1782
Nancy Jackson baptized in January 1783
Knabby Jackson baptized in June 1787

All of the children were baptized in North Church.

Other children might include:

Mary Jackson baptized March 1, 1782
Betsy Jackson baptized January 22, 1785

Betsy Jackson was buried in Harmony Grove Cemetery.

John Jackson, “son of John and Nancy” became a mariner. He died September 29, 1869 at age 68 “of apoplexy,” according to Salem Death Records, page 356.
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Daniel Gowen of Haverhill, Massachusetts was married May 20, 1806 in Sophia Dodge at Bradford, Massachusetts, according to “Bradford, Massachusetts Vital Records.”

Children born to Daniel Gowen and Sophia Dodge Gowen include:

Sophia Gowen born in November 1810

“Sophia Gowing, daughter of Daniel Gowing and Sophia Dodge Gowing” was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts in November 1810, according to Haverhill birth records. She was married January 5, 1837 to Edmund Billings. “Sophia Gowing Billings” died at Lunenburg, Massachusetts December 26, 1862.
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George F. Gowen, age 25, a shoemaker of Amesbury, enlisted August 11, 1862 in Company I, Fortieth Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, according to “Massachusetts Soldiers in the Civil War,” Volume 4. He was discharged June 16, 1865 as a sergeant. He is possibly related to Emelius S. Gowen.
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George L. Gowen was enlisted June 21, 1898 in Company B, 8th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment at Amesbury and was mustered out April 28, 1899, according to “Eighth Massachusetts Infantry in the Service of the United States” by Harry E. Webber. Of the men who answered Pres. McKinley’s call for soldiers to fight in the Spanish-American War, only 292 lost their lives. Nine were killed on the battlefield, and 283 died of disease.
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Harold C. Gowen was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts February 1, 1929. He was married June 1, 1953 to Marjorie L. Combs in Albuquerque, New Mexico, according to Bernalillo County Marriage Book 64, page 37985. He was an airman sta­tioned at Sandia Air Force Base. Marjorie L. Combs Gowen was born March 22, 1928 in Peabody, Massachusetts. They showed their home in Newburysport in 1953.
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Harry W. Gowen was enlisted May 5, 1898 at Amesbury in the 8th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, Company B, for service in the Spanish-American War. He was mustered out April 28, 1899.

Harry W. Gowen wrote the “Story of the Right Worshipful Joseph Montford, provincial grand master of Masonry of and for America from A. L. 5771 to A. L. 5776, His Lodge and His Temple” about 1907. This 23-page book was pub­lished at Halifax, North Carolina.
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James Gowen was born in 1800, according to his tombstone lo­cated in Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn. He was married about 1823 to Sarah Lewis. James Gowen died in 1862, and Sarah Lewis Gowen died in 1882 and was buried beside her husband.

Other graves adjoining those of James Gowen and Sarah Lewis Gowen include:

Augustus Edgcomb, born in 1829, died in 1890
Sarah M. Gowen, born in 1835, died in 1907
Moses Varney, born in 1820, died in 1901
Elizabeth E. Gowen, wife of Moses Varney, born in
1833, died in 1909
Nellie M. Varney Bolton, born in 1859, died in 1909
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Samuel Gowen was married in Gloucester, Massachusetts to Judith Singer in 1787, according to Essex County marriage records. Children born to Samuel Gowen and Judith Singer Gowen are unknown.
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Simond Gowen was shown in a company of Massachusetts troops under the command of Maj. Samuel Appleton in 1675, according to “Massachusetts Archives,” Volume 68. In the attack on an Indian fort at Narraganset on the Rhode Island Sound December 19, 1675, Simond Gowen was injured. When the troops withdrew, he was left in Rhode Island to recover. He was shown as a native of Rowley, Massachusetts near the New Hampshire line. He was listed as Simon Gowing in “Genealogical Guide to Early Settlers in America.”

“Simon Gawin” was a soldier in Capt. Samuel Appleton’s Company December 10, 1675, according to “King Philip’s War” by George Madison Bodge. “Simon Gowen of Rowley” was one of 18 wounded men who “were left at Rhode Island December 19, 1675.”

The great swamp fight of King Philip’s War was fought December 19, 1675, according to the “Pilgrim Newsletter,” publication of the National Society of Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims. King Philip was chief of the Wampanoag Indians of the Narragansett Bay area of Rhode Island. He was the son of Massosoit [1580-1661] who was the sachem of the Wampanoag tribe.
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William B. Gowen, a hatter, boarded at 67 Merrimac Amesbury, Massachusetts in 1891 according to Amesbury city directories.
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William M. Gowen, a clerk located at 16 Market Square, boarded at 67 Merrimac Amesbury, Massachusetts in 1891 according to Amesbury city directories.
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Five Gowing families were living in Essex County at the time of the 1790 census. The householders, Charles Gowing at Salem; Ezra Gowing at Lynnfield; Gideon Gowing at Danvers; Joseph Gowing at Lynnfield and Nathan Gowing at Lynnfield are assumed to be descendants of Robert Gowing, the first emigrant of the name in Massachusetts.
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Abigaile Gowing, daughter of Nathaniel and Martha Gowing, was born September 9, 1706 in Lynn according to Massacusetts town birth records.
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Annis Gowing, daughter of John and Johannah, was born March 13, 1683 in Lynn according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Benjamin Gowing, son of Nathaniel and Martha Gowing, was born February 5, 1700 in Lynn according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Betty Gowing, daughter of Gideon and Elizabeth Gowing, was born October 11, 1749 in Lynn according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Charles Gowing, a hostler, boarded at 273 Common Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1888 and 1889.
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Danell Gowing, son of Daniell and Sarah Gowen, was born October 11, 1692 in Lynn according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Daniel Gowing, son of John and Johannah Gowing, was born September 2, 1688 in Lynn according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Daniel Gowing, son of Gideon and Elizabeth Gowing, was born May 26, 1759 in Lynn according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Daniel Gowing and Martha “Marcy” Lamberd declared a marriage intent at their church June 9, 1754, according to “Lynn Records,” Volume II. The marriage was opposed by her parents who declared that she should have no dowery. Apparently all parties remained firmly resolved. After waiting almost eight months for her parents to relent, the couple went ahead with their marriage plans the following Christmas.

On December 25, 1754, they were married. “Said Daniel Gowing took the said Marcy naked; except a sheet and a shift that she borrowed.”

Children born to Daniel Gowing and Martha “Marcy” Lamberd Gowing include:

Ezra Gowing born November 4, 1765

Ezra Gowing, son of Daniel Gowing and Martha “Marcy” Lamberd Gowing, was born November 4, 1765 in Lynn, ac­cording to the town’s birth records.

He appeared as the head of a household in the 1790 census of Lynfield, Massachusetts, according to “Heads of Families, Massachusetts, 1790:”

“Gowing, Ezra white male over 16
white female
white male under 16
white male under 16
white male under 16
white female
white female
white female”
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Ezra Gowing was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Essex County, page 294, living in Danvers, Massachusetts.
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Deliverance Gowing, daughter of Joseph and Deliverance Gowing, was born February 28, 1768 in Lynn according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Miss E. Alice Gowing boarded at 325 Essex in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1890 and 1891 according to Lawrence, Massachusetts directories. Mrs. E. Alice Gowing was married sometime between 1890 and 1892 taking the name Mrs. E. Alice Gowing McCann. Mrs. Gowing McCann was still boarding at 325 Essex in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1891 and 1892 according to Lawrence, Massachusetts directories.
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Ebenezer Gowing, son of Nathaniel and Martha Gowing, was born May 10, 1702 in Lynn according to Massachusetts town birth records.f
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Elizabeth Gowing, daughter of John and Johannah Gowing, was born April 26, 1694 in Lynn according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Elizabeth Gowing, daughter of Gedian and Elizabeth Gowing, was born June 6, 1743 in Lynn according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Ezekiel Gowing, son of Ezekiel and Deliverance Gowing, was born August 8, 1736 in Lynn according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Ezekiel Gowing, son of Nathaniel and Martha Gowing, was born March 17, 1703 in Lynn according to Massachusetts town records.
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Ezra Gowing of Lynnfield was married to Rebecca Floyd Octo­ber 10, 1836, according to Lynnfield marriage records. Of Ezra Gowing and Rebecca Floyd Gowing nothing more is known.
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Frank Gowing, worked in a stable for Hale’s Court, boarded at 2 do. Amesbury, Massachusetts in 1891 according to Amesbury directories.
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Gideon Gowing was born in 1721, probably in Lynn of parents unknown. On May 23, 1742, he and Elizabeth Gowing, perhaps a cousin, filed a marriage intent. They continued to live in Lynn for the remainder of their lives.

Gideon Gowen died February 17, 1775, “in his 54th year, after a lingering illness of about three months occasioned by his overdoing himself,” according to the church records of Lynn.

Children born to Gideon Gowing and Elizabeth Gowing Gow­ing, according to “Vital Records of Lynn, Massachusetts” include:

Elizabeth Going born June 6, 1743
Gideon Going born September 30, 1745
Rebecca Going born October 12, 1747
Betty Gowing born October 11, 1749
Gideon Gowing born February 25, 1751
Mary Going born April 4, 1754
Joanna Gowing born December 28, 1756
Daniel Gowing born May 26, 1759
Nathaniel Gowing born March 5, 1762

Elizabeth Gowing, daughter of Gideon Gowing and Eliza­beth Gowing Gowing, was born September 30, 1745. She probably died before 1749 because in that year another child was named “Betty.”

Gideon Gowing, son of Gideon and Elizabeth Gowing Gowing, was born at Lynn September 30, 1745. He probably died be­fore 1751 because in that year another son was named “Gideon.”

Rebecca Gowing, daughter of Gideon Gowing and Elizabeth Gowing Gowing, was born at Lynn October 12, 1747. “Rebakah Gowing” was married to Benjamin Twist of Dan­vers, Massachusetts October 11, 1770.

Betty Gowing, daughter of Gideon Gowing and Elizabeth Gowing Gowing, was born at Lynn October 11, 1749. She was married at age 18, September 9, 1767 to David Whitte­more of Danvers, Massachusetts. She died in Fitchburg, Massachusetts before 1800.

Gideon Gowing, son of Gideon Gowing and Elizabeth Gowing Gowing, was born February 25, 1751, at Lynn. He was married to Mrs. Anna Waldon, a widow of Danvers, February 18, 1773 at Lynn. He was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1790 census of Danvers, Massachusetts, according to “Heads of Families, Massachusetts, 1790.”

His household was composed of:

“Gowing, Gideon white male over 16
white female
white male under 16
white female”

Children born to Gideon Gowing and Anna Waldon Gowing are believed to include:

Gideon Gowing born in 1785

Gideon Gowing, son of Gideon Gowing and Anna Waldon Gowing, was born in 1785 at Danvers. He was married to Nancy Preston September 10, 1806 by Rev. Samuel Stillman, according to “Boston Marriages.” Gideon Gowing died in Boston “Sunday” [July 26, 1817] at age 32, according to the July 30, 1817 edition of the “Columbia Centinel.” Children born to Gideon Gowing and Nancy Preston Gowing are un­known.

Mary Gowing, daughter of Gideon Gowing and Elizabeth Gowing Gowing, was born April 4, 1754 at Lynn. Of this in­dividual nothing more is known.
Joanna Gowing, daughter of Gideon Gowing and Elizabeth Gowing Gowing, was born December 28, 1756. Of this indi­vidual nothing more is known.

Daniel Gowing, son of Gideon Gowing and Elizabeth Gowing Gowing, was born May 26, 1759 at Lynn. He appeared as a private in Capt. Gideon Foster’s Company, Col. John Mans­field’s Regiment on a muster roll dated August 1, 1775. He had enlisted at age 16 May 9, 1775 and saw two months and 27 days service, according to “Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution.” On October 27, 1775 he served in a company commanded by Capt. John Baker in Col. Mansfield’s Nineteenth Regiment. At Winter Hill, Mas­sachusetts, he received an order “for a bounty Coat or its equiv­alent in money” on that date.

Daniel Gowing was married to Hannah Butler of Danvers at Danvers April 24, 1781. He did not appear as a householder in the 1790 census of Massachusetts. Children born to Daniel Gowing and Hannah Butler Gowing are unknown.

Nathaniel Gowing, son of Gideon Gowing and Elizabeth Gowing Gowing, was born May 26, 1759 at Lynn. Pvt. Nathaniel Gowing enlisted July 6, 1778 in Capt. James Berry’s Company in Col. Thomas Poor’s Regiment. He was discharged January 29, 1779 after service of seven months, five days, travel included, “at North River,” according to “Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution.” He also appeared on a military payroll “at Fort Clinton” in September 1778 in Capt. Berry’s Company. He appeared on the military payroll of Capt. Berry’s Com­pany in November and December, 1778 at King’s Ferry.

“Nathan Gowing”, believed to be Nathaniel Gowing, appeared as the head of a household in the 1790 census of Lynnfield, Massachusetts, according to “Heads of Families, Massachusetts, 1790:”

“Gowing, Nathan white male over 16
white female
white female
white female”
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Henry Gowing was a resident of Newbury, Massachusetts in 1893.
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Hiram Gowing was enumerated in the 1830 census of Essex County, page 281, living in Danvers, Massachusetts.

James Gowing lived in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1888 and 1889 according to Lawrence city directories.
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Johanna Gowing, daughter of John and Johannah Gowing, was born August 30, 1699 in Lynn according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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John Gowing, a farmer, was recorded in the 1886 city directory of Peabody, Massachusetts with his “house in Lynnfield, near the town line.”
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John Gowing, son of John and Johannah Gowing, was born May 1, 1686 in Lynn according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Lois Gowing, daughter of John and Johannah Gowing, was born December 29, 1700 in Lynn according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Mrs. Lovisa D. Gowing operated a boarding house at 30 Atlantic Corporation Canal Lawrence, Massachusetts from 1888 to 1890. From 1890 to 1892 Mrs. Lovisa D. Gowing operated a boarding house located at 325 Essex according to Lawrence, Massachusetts directories.
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Robert H. Gowing, a “bookkeeper for A. B. Clark’s,” was “boarding at Wilmington,” according to the 1886 city directory of Peabody.
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Samuel Gowing, son of John and Johannah Gowing, was born March 10, 1695 in Lynn according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Thomas Gowing, son of John and Johannah Gowing, was born October 30, 1690 in Lynn according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Timothy Gowing, son of John and Johannah Gowing, was born September 22, 1704 in Lynn according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Walter W. Gowing lived in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1890 and 1891 according to Lawrence, Massachusetts directories.
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William Gowing, a farmer, had his “house on Pine, near West,” according to the 1886 city directory of Peabody.
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William E. Gowing partnered with Joshua W. Higgins working as a wholesaler of beef, pork, and other meats for “Gowing & Higgins,” located at 413 and 415 Haverhill. William E. Gowing boarded at 43 Jackson in Lawrence, Massachusetts from 1888 to 1892. Joshua W. Higgins was President of “Gowing & Higgins,” and lived at 168 Jackson in Lawrence, Massachusetts according to Lawrence Massachusetts directories. “Gowing & Higgins,” were affiliated with Arlington National Bank from 1888 to 1892.
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William W. Gowing worked as a clerk at 415 Haverhill, while boarding at 43 Jackson Lawrence, Massachusetts from 1888 to 1890.
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James R. McGowing, son of Robert and Alvira McGowing, November 2, 1847 in Lynn according to Massachusetts town birth records.

FRANKLIN COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS

Fred E. Gowing, employed by N.H.S.M. Company and “living on Prospect” was listed in the 1895 and 1896 editions of the city directory of Orange, Massachusetts.
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Harold Frank Gowing was born August 1, 1886 in Orange, Massachusetts in Franklin County, according to his draft registration for World War I. He, a white man, was registered in Gooding County, Idaho.

HAMPDEN COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS

Gilbert Patney and Margaret Goen Patney, both born in Canada, were the parents of Hannah Patney who was born June 15, 1872 in Holyoke, Massachusetts, according to Hampden County birth records.

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS

The name of Shawmut, Massachusetts was changed September 16, 1730 to Boston.
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An inference from the 1790 census suggests that the Middlesex County families of Daniel Gowen, Daniel Gowen, Jr, Jabez Gowen, John Gowen, Jr. and Joseph Gowen, all of Wilmington, Massachusetts and William Gowen of Medford, Massachusetts, William Gowen of Shirley, Massachusetts and Joseph Gowen of Weston, Massachusetts were all related and possibly all were descended from William Alexander Gowen, the Scottish emigrant of Kittery, Maine
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Charles Gowen was enumerated as the head of a household

William Gowen Cutter was married to Elenor Cutter April 29, 1772 in Medford according to Massachusetts town vital records collection.
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Abigail Going, daughter of Samuel and Charlotte Going, was born April 17, 1730 in Lynn according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Abigail Going, “wife of Wm. Going died in Charlestown,” according to the April 21, 1821 edition of the “Columbia Centinel.”
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Adeline Going was married to Lester Rice “of Natchez, Mississippi” in Boston in May 1836, according to the May 21, 1836 edition of the “Columbia Centinel.”
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Almira Going filed a marriage intent with Andrew Derby of Fitchborg, Massachusetts December 11, 1829 at Shirley, according to Shirley marriage records.
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Bathsheba Going, daughter of Ezekiel and Lucy Going, was born September 17, 1803 in Shirley according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Eliab H. Going, a stable worker, was listed residing at 1 Broadway and 32 Lincoln, in Somerville in 1889 according to “Somerville, Massachusetts Directories, 1889-90, 1892.” He resided at the same address in 1890-91, and in 1892, according to the same source.
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Henry B. Going, a clerk, was listed as residing at Chas’n, boards 21, Lincoln, in Somerville in 1892 according to “Somerville, Massachusetts Directories, 1889-90, 1892.”
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Henry K. Going, a clerk, was listed residing at rooms 32 Lincoln, in Somerville in 1889 according to “Somerville, Massachusetts Directories, 1889-90, 1892.”
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Myron F. Going, livery stable and provisions worker, was listed as residing at 1 Broadway, 335 Main, Casn’n, and house 21 Lincoln, in Somerville in 1889 according to “Somerville, Massachusetts Directories, 1889-90, 1892.” He resided at 255 Main in 1890-91, and in 1892, according to the same source.
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Lt. Ebenezer Gowen was on of the earliest residents of Shirley, Massachusetts. He was married to Abigail Simmons on April 27, 1757 in Shirley. The names of the members of the family of Lt. Ebenezer Gowen appeared many times in the legal records of the town and Middlesex County, and the spelling was render-ed sometimes Gowen, sometimes Gowing and sometimes Going.

According to “Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution,” “Second Lieutenant Ebenezer Gowing,” was enlisted in Capt. Henry Haskell’s company of Minutemen, Col. James Prescott’s regiment, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; returned home May 5, 1775; service, 18 days, travel included.”

“Pvt. Ebenezer Gowing” was enlisted April 1, 1778 for three months service in Capt. John Holmes company, a unit of Col. Jonathan Reed’s First Regiment of Guards. He appeared on the muster roll of that company June 1, 1778.

“Corp. Ebenezer Gowing” was enlisted June 1, 1779 in Capt. Jacob Haskins Light Infantry Company. His service record shows that he was discharged January 31, 1780 after “seven months, 10 days service, travel included.” The company was raised to join Col. John Jacob’s Regiment to serve until April 1, 1780 “unless sooner discharged, but formed into a separate corps for above service.” His military record shows “service at Rhode Island.”

“Ebenezer Gowin” was enumerated as the head of a household adjoining that of “William Gowin” in the 1790 census of Shirley, page 153:

“Gowin, Ebenezer white male over 16
white female
white female
white female”

William Gowin was recorded in an adjacent location as the head of a household, also on page 153:

“Gowen, William white male over 16
white female
white male under 16
white female”

Children born to Ebenezer Gowen and Abigail Simonds Gowen include:

Joseph Gowen born November 25, 1757
Ebenezer Gowen born March 10, 1761.
Ebenezer Gowen II born September 29, 1762
Ezekiel Gowen born March 2, 1764
Bapt. March 17, 1765
William Gowen born January 4, 1767
Nabby Gowen born April 26, 1769
Thomas Gowen born April 11, 1772
Elizabeth Gowen born April 5, 1773
Asa Gowen born October 9, 1775
Thomas Gowen, [twin] born April 28, 1778
Joseph Gowen [twin] born April 28, 1778.
Molly Gowen born October 8, 1780.

Ebenezer Gowing, son of Ebenezer and Abigail Gowing, was born September 29, 1762 in Shirley according to Massachusetts’s town birth records.

William Gowen, son of Ebenezer Gowen and Abigail Gowen, was born January 4, 1767 in Shirley according to Massachusetts town birth records. William Gowen was a resident of Shirley, Massachusetts in 1787. “William Gowing” filed a marriage intent with Lucy Heald January 8, 1787 at Shirley, according to “Shirley, Massachusetts Birth Records.”

According to “History of Groton, Massachusetts” by Caleb Butler [1848] children born to William Gowen and Lucy Heald Gowen include:

William Gowen baptized July 4, 1795
Rhoda Heald Gowen baptized July 4, 1795
Lucy Gowen baptized July 4, 1795
Alva Gowen baptized September 13, 1795
Comfort Gowen baptized August 27, 1797
“Eliza Going” baptized July 27, 1801
“Going [son]” baptized December 7, 1803

Alva Gowen, son of William Gowen and Lucy Heald Gowen, was born September 13, 1795 in Shirley according to Massa-chusetts’s town birth records.

Later, the “Going estate” was sued by Joseph Reed, who named “Alvah Going” as the defendant. “Alva Going” was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Shirley, Massachusetts, page 278.

William Gowen, son of William Gowen and Lucy Heald Gowen, was born July 4, 1795 in Shirley according to Massachusetts’s town birth records.

Joseph Gowen, son of Ebenezer Gowen and Abigail Simonds Gowen, was born in Shirley November 25, 1757. He was married about 1777, wife’s name unknown. He appeared in the first census of 1790 as: “Joseph Gowin, one male over 16, two males under 16 and 6 females,” in Weston Township, Middle-sex County.

“Joseph Gowen” died at age 18, September 2, 1776.

Ebenezer Gowen, son of Ebenezer Gowen and Abigail Simonds Gowen, was born in Shirley March 10, 1761. He died a few days later.

Ebenezer Gowen II, son of Ebenezer Gowen and Abigail Simonds Gowen, was born in Shirley January 4, 1767. Ebenezer Gowen, Jr. was married to Sarah Smith April 16, 1785 in Shirley according to Massachusetts’s town marriage records. Children born to Ebenezer Gowen, Jr. and Sarah “Sally” Smith Gowen include:

Nathaniel Gowen – Nathaniel Gowen, only known child of Ebenezer Gowen, and Sarah Smith Gowen was baptized September 10 1786 at Shirley, Massachusetts. About 1807 he was married to Eunice Dodge and the couple continued to make their home in Massachusetts. Children born to Nathaniel Gowen and Eunice Dodge Gowen included:

T.A. Gowen, only known child of Nathaniel Gowen and Eunice Dodge Gowen was born about 1808 in Massachusetts. On March 24, 1862 he was living at Lexington, Massachusetts and wrote in a letter on that date in reply to a genealogical query sent to him by a researcher.

Ezekiel Gowen, son of Ebenezer Gowen and Abigail Simonds Gowen, was born in Shirley March 2, 1764.

Ezekiel Gowen enlisted in the Massachusetts Continental Line during the War of 1812 for which service he received Bounty Land Warrant No. 28566-160-55. He also showed naval service in his military record, according to “Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files” abstracted by Virgil D. White.

He was married December 4, 1784 to Lucy Douglass. Both were “of Pepperell in Middlesex County.”

Ezekiel Gowen served as a private in Bailey’s Thirty-fourth Infantry Regiment during the War of 1812, according to “War of 1812 Bounty Lands in Illinois.” On January 3, 1818 Land Patent No. 13802 was issued to him for 160 acres in Illinois and delivered “to Mr. Holmes of Massachusetts in Congress” according to “War of 1812 Bounty Land in Illinois” by Lowell M. Volkel.

The quarter section was described as Section 23, Township N, Range 3 East. To stimulate enlistments Congress authorized bounty land to be given to veterans of federal service in the war with England. Every man who enlisted for five years or “the duration” was offered a cash bonus of $16 and 160 acres of land. Non-coms and officers were to receive 320 acres. After the war, the Bounty Land Warrants were issued only in Illinois, Michigan and in Louisiana Territory [which later became part of Arkansas.] Many soldiers did not locate on the land.

Ezekiel Gowen applied for a pension April 15, 1818 in Worcester County, Massachusetts. In a corroborating affidavit made in 1820 he stated that he had a wife “aged 55 & children, Naby, 20; Bathsheba, 16 and Eli, 14. He died November 24, 1847. Lucy Douglass Gowen, “widow, aged 83[?], resident of Shirley, Massachusetts,” applied for a Bounty Land Warrant in Middlesex County April 3, 1855.

Children born to Ezekiel Gowen and Lucy Douglass Gowen in­clude:

Naby Gowen born about 1800
Bathsheba Gowen born about 1802
Eli Gowen born October 17, 1805

“Eli Going,” son of Ezekiel Gowen and Lucy Douglass Gowen, was born October 17, 1805 in Shirley according to Massachusetts town birth records.

William Gowen, son of Ebenezer Gowen and Abigail Simonds Gowen, was born in Shirley January 4, 1764.

Nabby Gowen, daughter of Ebenezer Gowen and Abigail Simonds Gowen, was born in Shirley April 26, 1769.

Thomas Gowen, son of Ebenezer Gowen and Abigail Simonds Gowen, was born in Shirley April 11, 1772. He was baptized June 10, 1771. He died August 20, 1773.

Elizabeth Gowen, daughter of Ebenezer Gowen and Abigail Simonds Gowen, was born in Shirley April 5, 1773. She died October 11, 1775.

Asa Gowen, son of Ebenezer Gowen and Abigail Simonds Gowen, was born in Shirley October 9, 1775.

Thomas Gowen, twin son of Ebenezer Gowen and Abigail Simonds Gowen, was born in Shirley April 28, 1778. He died six months later, November 9, 1778.

Joseph Gowen, twin of Ebenezer Gowen and Abigail Simonds Gowen, was born in Shirley April 28, 1778.

Molly Gowen, daughter of Ebenezer Gowen and Abigail Sim-monds Gowen, was born in Shirley October 8, 1780.
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Eliab Going was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Townsend, Massachusetts, page 267.
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Eliza Going, daughter of William and Lucy Going, was born July 27, 1801 in Shirley according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Eliza Going was married in November 1829 in Boston to Herbert Proctor, according to the November 29, 1820 edition of the “Columbia Centinel.”

Rev. Ezra Going “of Sidney” was married to Nancy Burrill in Bangor, Maine in January 1829, according to the January 10, 1829 edition of the “Columbia Centinel.” Children born to Rev. Ezra Going and Nancy Burrill Going are unknown.
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Frederick R. Going of Arlington, Massachusetts was married June 10, 1893 to Julia C. Moore, also of Arlington, according to Massachusetts BVS records. Children born to Frederick R. Going and Julia C. Moore Going are unknown.
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Hannah Going, daughter of Jonathan Going, was born February 22, 1779 in Shirley according to Massachusetts’s town birth records. She was baptized February 22, 1779 at Shirley, Mass. Jonathon Going, son of Jonathon and Anna Going was born September 25, 1762 at Shirley, Mass.
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Henry Barrett Going, son of John K. Going, Jr. and Harriet Going, was born March 7, 1839 in Shirley according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Horace Wilder Going was born about 1850, place and parents unknown. He was married about 1874 to Clara Ida Stone. They lived in Sutton, Massachusetts from about 1876 to 1911, according to Mary Seabolt, a descendant of Rudy, Arkansas.

Mrs. Seabolt wrote January 12, 1998 that six children were born to them there:

Leona Mary Going born in 1876
Albertus Wilder Going born in 1878
Leonice M. Going born in 1881
Walter Robert Going born in 1884
Milton Winthrop Going born in 1888
Bernice Hazel Going born in 1893

Leona Mary Going, daughter of Horace Wilder Going and Clara Ida Stone Wilder, was born in 1876 in Sutton. She died in infancy, according to Mary Seabolt.

Albertus Wilder Going, son of Horace Wilder Going and Clara Ida Stone Wilder, was born in Sutton in 1878. He was married about 1904 to Eldora Vaughan. After the death of Eldora Vaughan Going in 1939, he removed to Leicester, Massachusetts where he died in 1945.

Leonice Going, daughter of Horace Wilder Going and Clara Ida Stone Wilder, was born in Sutton in 1881. She was married about 1898 to George Randles.

Walter Robert Going, son of Horace Wilder Going and Clara Ida Stone Wilder, was born in Sutton in 1884. He was married about 1902 to Hattie Maria Humes, according to Mary Seabolt, their granddaughter. Children born to Walter Robert Going and Hattie Maria Humes Going are unknown.

Milton Winthrop Going, son of Horace Wilder Going and Clara Ida Stone Wilder, was born in Sutton in 1888. He was married about 1911 to Marion McLean. He died in Florida in 1949. Children born to Milton Winthrop Going and Marion McLean Going are unknown.

Bernice Hazel Going, daughter of Horace Wilder Going and Clara Ida Stone Wilder, was born in Sutton in 1893. She died there in 1912 at age 18.
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Ivory Going was recorded as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Townsend, also on page 267.
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James Going was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Shirley, Massachusetts, page 276.
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John Kendall Going, son of John K. and Mary Going, was born December 14, 1810 in Shirley according to Massachusetts town birth records. He was married to Harriet Barrett May 7, 1837 according to Massachusetts town marriage records.
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Jonathan Going was married to Anne Bennett April 15, 1760 according to Massachusetts town marriage records.
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Jonathan Going, son of Jonathan and Anna Going, was born September 25, 1762 in Shirley according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Mary Flagg Going, daughter of John K. and Mary Going, was born October 3, 1814 in Shirley according to Massachusetts town birth records. She was married to William G. Linsted May 19, 1846 in Shirley according to Massachusetts town marriage records.
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William Going and his wife, Nancy Going, were residents of Charlestown in 1822. Children born to them include:

Augustus K. Going born in 1822

Augustus K. Going, son of William Going and Nancy Going, was born at Charlestown in 1822. In 1848 he was a tinware manufacturer. On July 4, 1848 he filed a marriage intent with Mrs. Amanda A. Clark Heald, a widow, age 30 at Shirley, Massachusetts. Of Augustus K. Going and Mrs. Amanda A. Clark Heald Going nothing more is known.
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William Going filed a marriage of intent with Mrs. Lucretia Holbrook at Shirley, August 27, 1837, according to Shirley marriage records. “William Going, Esq.” was married to Mrs. Lucretia Holbrook in Boston in September 1837, according to the September 23, 1837 edition of the “Columbia Centinel.”

Children born to William Going and Lucretia Holbrook Going include:

Harriett E. Going born May 1844

Harriett E. Going, daughter of William Going and Lucretia Holbrook Going, was born in May 1844, according to Salem, Massachusetts birth records.
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William Going was born December 7, 1803 in Shirley according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Wilson Going was married in December 1816 to Nancy Fernald in Kittery, Maine, according to the “Columbia Centinel” in it December 18, 1816 edition. Children born to Wilson Going and Nancy Fernald Going are unknown.
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“Alex. Gowan, merchant, died in Norfolk,” according to the “Columbia Centinel,” edition of October 15, 1803.
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Mary Gowan was born in 1825 in Framingham according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Arthur Gowans and Ellen O’Keefe Gowans were residents of Billerica, Massachusetts in 1903. A son was born to them there:

Bradford Arthur Gowans December 3, 1903

Bradford Arthur Gowans, son of Arthur Gowans and Ellen O’Keefe Gowans, was born in Billerica December 3, 1903, according to his Social Security records. He was married about 1927 to Juliette Maloris and became a jazz musician, according to the research of Cheryl Stromdahl of Palmdale, California. He died in 1954.

Children born to Bradford Arthur Gowans and Juliette Maloris Gowans include:

Shirley Micheline Gowans born about 1930

Shirley Micheline Gowans, daughter of Bradford Arthur Gowans and Juliette Maloris Gowans, was born about 1930. She was married about 1950 to Harold J. McSweeney, Jr.
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Abigail Gowen was born in Shirley according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Alva Gowen, was born September 13, 1795 to William Gowen and Lucy Heald Gowen in Middlesex County.
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Betsy Gowen died December 27, 1789 in Medford, according to Massachusetts Town Death Records.
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Charles Gowen of Salem, Massachusetts was listed as a private in Capt. Thomas Barnes’ Company in Col. Mansfield’s regiment, according to “Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War,” Volume 6. He received an order for advance pay at Cambridge, Massachusetts. Charles Gowen was included in a roster of the Nineteenth Massachusetts Regiment. Private Charles Gowen was listed in the Fourth Massachusetts Regiment stationed at North Castle, Massachusetts November 9, 1776. Also included in the military record of Charles Gowen are receipts for military pay for September to December, 1776 and a receipt for mileage, etc. dated February 1, 1777.

Charles Gowen, of Salem, was listed as a carpenter aboard the brigantine “Cutter,” a privateer commanded by Capt. Samuel Croel, according to “Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War,” Volume 6, page 604. The descrip­tive list of the officers and crew, dated August 15, 1780 at Salem showed Charles Gowen as “age 25 years; stature 5’9″; complexion, light, residence, Salem.”

Charles Gowen was enumerated as the head of family in the 1790 census of Salem:

Gowen, Charles white male over 16
white female
white male under 16
white female
white male under 16
white female”
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Comfort Gowen, child of William Gowen and Lucy Gowen, was born August 27, 1797 in Shirley according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Daniel Gowen and John Gowen, assumed to be brothers, were “hired of town, farm at Beaverdam” in 1702. The farm con­sisted of 90 acres. Daniel Gowen was married to Ester Damon March 20, 1709-10, according to “Charlestown Genealogies & Estates.” Both were of Reading, Massachusetts. Daniel Gowen and John Gowen were involved in an estate settlement at Lynn, Massachusetts in 1714. Children born to Daniel Gowen and Ester Damon Gowen are unknown.
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Daniel Gowen was serving under Maj. Williard Simon of Massachusetts in King Phillip’s War on September 23, 1676, according to “King Phillip’s War,” page 126, by G. M. Bodge.
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Daniel Gowen was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1790 census of Wilmington. The household was recorded as “one white male over 16, and one female”, according to “Heads of Families, Massachusetts, 1790,” page 159.

Children born to Daniel Gowen include:

Daniel Gowen, Jr.

The household of Daniel Gowen, Jr. was enumerated in the 1790 census as “one white male over 16, one white male under 16 and five white females,” according to “Heads of Families, Massachusetts, 1790,” page 159.
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David Franklin Gowen, son of David and Mary Ann Gowen, was born May 23, 1845 in Lynn according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Eleanor Gowen, daughter of William and Eleanor Gowen, was born January 19, 1773 in Medford according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Eliab Gowen Hartwell was born August 27, 1797 to Jonathan and Molly Gowen in Middlesex County.
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Elizabeth Gowen, daughter of William and Eleanor Gowen, was born January 22, 1778 in Medford according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Elizabeth Ellen Gowen, daughter of James and Sally N. Gowen, was born January 20, 1833 in Lynn according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Ellinor Gowen died June 3, 1826 in Medford according to Massachusetts town death records.
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Ezekiel Gowen was born March 2, 1764 to Ebenzer and Abigail Gowen in Middlesex County.
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Fred Gowen, a railroad train hand, “boards at 22 Hadley,” according to the 1888 city directory of Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1890 Cambridge had a population of 50,000 including the students at Harvard University. Herbert, a timekeeper for the railroad was a boarder at the same address.

Nathaniel Gowan, lived at 169 Gore, according to the 1888 city directory of Cambridge.

Mrs. Rebecca S. Gowin lived at 37 Mellen in 1887 and in 1890, according to the Cambridge city directory.

James H. Gowing, a life insurance agent, lived at 314 Pearl, according to the Cambridge city directory of 1888.
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Hammon Gowen, son William Gowen and Eleanon Gowen , was born July 6, 1786 in Medford according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Hamond Gowen, son of William and Eleanor Gowen, was born August 26, 1774 in Medford according to Massachusetts town birth records. He died in 1850 according to Massachusetts town vital records collection.
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Hannah Gowen was married in 1806 in Wilmington to John Stiles, Jr, according to Cheryl Koopman, a descendant of Day­ton, Ohio. He was born in 1786 in Lyndeborough, New Hamp­shire. His family originally came from Boxford, Mas­sachusetts. He died in 1845 in Winhall or Brattleboro, Ver­mont, according to Cheryl Koopman. Children born to them include John L. Stiles, born in 1809 in Winhall, Vermont.

Julia Angeline Gowing, who was born at Wilmington September 3, 1853 of parents unknown, was married in Boston, March 23, 1875 to George Hartwell of Reading, Massachusetts.
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Hebe Gowen was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Charlestown, page 42.
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James Gowen was born April 15, 1800 in Lynn according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Jane Gowen was baptized September 7, 1739, according to “Charlestown Genealogies & Estates.”
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John Gowen of Lynn was a sergeant in Capt. Ezra Newhall’s company of Minute-men which “marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775.” He served for 21 days during this emergency, ac­cording to “Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War,” Volume 6, page 604.
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John Gowen was a “seaman or marine” aboard the brigantine “Hazard” commanded by Capt. Simeon Samson, according to “Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War” Volume 6, page 604. He appeared in a muster roll made for advance pay, dated Boston, November 13, 1777.
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John Gowen was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1790 census of Wilmington, according to “Heads of Families, Massachusetts, 1790,” page 159:

“Gowen, John white male over 16″
white female
white male under 16
white female”

Adjoining was the household of Joseph Gowen, also page 159:

“Gowen, Joseph white male over 16
white female”

Nearby was the household of John Gowen, Jr, also page 159:

“Gowen, John, Jr. white male over 16
white female
white male under 16
white female
white male under 16
white female
white female
white female”

Mary Gowen, regarded as a daughter of John Gowen, was born July 22, 1769, probably in Massachusetts, according to the research of Elizabeth Kenoyer Davis, a descendant of Aptos, California. Mary Gowen announced a marriage intent with Jeremiah Blanchard May 13, 1795, according to “Boston Marriages.” “Mary Gowing of Wilmington” was married June 17, 1795 in Reading, Massachusetts to Jeremiah Blanchard, according to “Vital Records of Billerica, Massachusetts.” She was identified as “Mary Going” in “History of Billerica, Massachusetts,” by Henry A. Hazen. Mary Gowen Blanchard died in 1847, according to Elizabeth Kenoyer Davis.

Children born to them include:

John Gowen Blanchard born about 1800

John Gowen Blanchard, son of Jeremiah Blanchard and Mary Gowen Blanchard, was born about 1800, probably in Massachusetts. He became an Episcopalian priest and was rector of St. Anne’s in Annapolis, Maryland. His grandson, also named John Gowen Blanchard, was the grandfather of Elizabeth Kenover Davis.
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John Gowen was born in 1846, probably in Charlestown. He enlisted July 14, 1864, at age 18, as a baker from Charlestown in Company H, Fifth Maine Infantry Regiment. He was dis­charged November 16, 1864.
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John Emery Gowen, son of James and Sally N. Gowen, was born March 6, 1824 in Lynn.
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John T. Gowen was born in Massachusetts in 1844. He, a teamster enlisted August 14, 1862 at age 18 in the Thirty-Eighth Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, listing his hometown as Stoneham, Massachusetts. He died “of disease” March 19, 1863 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Joseph Gowen, son of Ebenezer and Abigail Gowen, was born November 25, 1757 in Shirley according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Lemuel Gowen was baptized April 8, 1759, according to “Charlestown Genealogies & Estates.”
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Lucretia Gowen, daughter of William and Eleanor Gowen, was born January 22, 1781 in Medford according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Lucy Gowen, daughter of William and Lucy Gowen, was born July 4, 1795 in Shirley according tp Massachusetts town birth records.
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Mary Gowen was married May 20, 1773 to David Vinton, ac­cording to “Vital Records of Medford, Massachusetts.”
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Molley Gowen, daughter of Ebenezer Gowen and Abigail Gowen, was born October 8, 1780 in Shirley, according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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A Mrs. Gowen died April 12, 1843 in Medford according to Massachusetts town death records.
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Nabe Gowen, daughter of Ebenezer Gowen and Abigail Gowen, was born April 26, 1769 in Shirley, according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Polly Gowen, daughter of William and Eleanor Gowen, was born October 1, 1776 in Medford, according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Rhoda Heald Gowen, daughter of William Gowen and Lucy Heald Gowen, was born July 4, 1795 in Shirley, according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Samuel Gowen was married in Cambridge, Massachusetts February 26, 1792 to Elizabeth Hill of Cambridge, according to “Vital Records of Medford, Massachusetts.” They were remarried in the following year in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Children born to Samuel Gowen and Elizabeth Hill Gowen are unknown.
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Samuel Gowen was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Essex County, page 288, living in Danvers, Massachusetts.
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William Gowen was married to Naomi Harris November 8, 1716 at Charlestown, Massachusetts, according to “Early Massachusetts Marriages” by Rev. Frederic W. Bailey. Naomi Harris Gowen “owned the covenant” January 5, 1717-8. A false report was made in 1727 that William Gowen was killed by negroes in Honduras, according to “Charlestown Genealogies & Estates,” by Thomas Wyman. William Gowen paid taxes in 1734, 1737, 1741, 1744, 1748 and 1756. His taxes were abated in 1740 while he was serving “on board King’s ship.”

Children born to William Gowen and Naomi Harris Gowen in­clude:

William Gowen born about 1717

William Gowen, son of William Gowen and Naomi Gowen was born about 1717, probably at Charlestown. He was bap­tized January 12, 1717-18, one week after his mother affiliated with the church. He was married about 1737 and paid taxes in 1742.

Children born to William Gowen include:

William Gowen born June 18, 1739
Abigail Gowen born August 6, 1741
Joseph Gowen born July 1, 1744
William Gowen [twin] baptized June 3, 1750
Abigail Gowen [twin] baptized June 3, 1750

William Gowen, son of William Gowen, was born June 18, 1739, according to “Charlestown Genealogies & Estates.” It is believed that he died prior to 1750 because another child was named “William Gowen.”

Abigail Gowen, daughter of William Gowen, was born August 6, 1741, according to “Charlestown Genealogies & Estates.” It is believed that she died prior to 1750 because another child was named “Abigail Gowen.”

Joseph Gowen, son of William Gowen, was born July 1, 1744, according to “Charlestown Genealogies & Estates.”

William Gowen and Abigail Gowen, children of William Gowen, were baptized June 3, 1750, according to “Charlestown Genealogies & Estates.”
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William Gowen was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1790 census of Medfordtown, Massachusetts, according to “Heads of Families, Massachusetts, 1790,” page 149:

“Gowen, William white male over 16

William Gowen was married to Abigail Goodwin about 1815. Children born to William Gowen and Abigail Gowen in­clude:

Oren B. Gowen born about 1818

Oren B. Gowen, son of William Gowen and Abigail Gowen, was born about 1818. He, a stonecutter of Lowell, Mas­sachusetts at age 30, was married January 11, 1848 at Dracut, Massachusetts to Martha R. Mills, according to “Vital Records of Dracut, Massachusetts.” She, age 24, was born to John Mills and Martha Mills of Lowell.
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Samuel Gowen was married to Elizabeth Hibbert February 26, 1792 in Medford according to Massachusetts town vital rec-ords collection. Nothing more is known of Samuel Gowen and Elizabeth Hibbert Gowen.
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William Gowen died September 30, 1775 in Medford, according to Massachusetts town death records.
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William Gowen was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Essex County, page 288, living in Danvers, Massachusetts.
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William Cutter Gowen, son of William and Eleanor Gowen, was born September 21, 1783 in Medford according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Joseph Gowin was recorded as the head of a household in the 1790 census of Westfordtown, Massachusetts, page 158:

“Gowin, Joseph white male over 16
white female
white male under 16
white female
white female
white female
white male under 16
white female
white female”
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Annie L. Gowing, of Wilmington, filed an adoption document in 1883, according to probate index number 15810.
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Asa Gowing, son of Ebenezer and Abigail Gowing, was born October 9, 1775 in Shirley according to Massachusetts’s town birth records.
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Carrie E. Gowing, of Hudson, New Hampshire filed a document for an administrator to sale personal estate foreign in 1908, according to probate index number 79125.
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Charles M. Gowing, of Wilmington, filed a document regarding his will in 1904, according to probate index number 65596.
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Charlotte E. Gowing, of Wilmington, filed a document regarding a guardian to the will of Charles M. Gowing in 1904, according to probate index number 64761. Charlotte also filed a document regarding the administration of the will in 1904, according to probate index number 64938.
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Earle U. Gowing, of Reading, filed a document regarding a will in 1909, according to probate index number 83334.
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Edith P. Gowing, of Wakefield, filed a document regarding a guardian in 1899, according to probate index number 50048.
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Elinor Gowing died June 3, 1826 in Medford at the age of 72, from apoplexy, according to Massachusetts’s town vital records collection.
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Emily A. Gowing, of Wilmington, filed a document regarding a guardian in 1880, according to probate index number 4411.
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Emma G. Gowing, of Reading, filed a document regarding a will in 1893, according to probate index number 35193.
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Eugene G. Gowing, of Carroll County Missouri, filed a document regarding the sale of real estate foreign guardian in 1891, according to probate index number 31329.
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Eva L. Pettengill Gowing was born in 1864 and died in 1928 in Cambridge according to Mt. Auburn Cemetery Records. She was buried with George Gowing.
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Ezekiel Gowing, son of Ebenezer and Abigail Gowing, was born March 17, 1765 in Shirley according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Franklin A. Gowing, of Wakefield, filed a document regarding administration in 1899, according to probate index number 50148.
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George Gowing was listed in the 1890 city directory of Malden, Massachusetts living at 5 Winthrop. He also owned a home in Boston at 51 Franklin.
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Gilman Gowing, of Wilmington, filed a document regarding administration in 1894, according to probate index number 37591.
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Harriet Gowing, of Wilmington, filed a document regarding a will in 1902, according to probate index number 60282.
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Harriet G. Gowing, of Hudson New Hampshire, filed a document regarding the sale of personal estate foreign administrator in 1894, according to probate index number 38174.
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Harry Gowing was recorded as the “assistant janitor at the Opera House” in the 1890 city directory of Lowell, Massachusetts, boarding at 172 Central.
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Hattie L. Gowing, of Medford, filed a document regarding a partition in 1907, according to probate index number 74958.
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Henry A. Gowing, of Weston, filed a document regarding a will in 1894, according to probate index number 38620.
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Hitty Gowing, of Reading, filed a document regarding a will in 1874, according to probate index number 4412.
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Horace Gowing, of Wakefield, filed a document regarding administration in 1893, according to probate index number 35063.
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Jacob Gowing, of North Reading, filed a document regarding administration in 1876, according to probate index number 4413.
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Jaques Gowing, of Reading, filed a document regarding administration in 1900, according to probate index number 52821.
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Jonathan Gowing was born April 31, 1769 in Shirley according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Jonathan Gowing, of Wilmington, filed a document regarding administration in 1878, according to probate index number 4414.
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Joseph Gowing was married to Hannah Bancroft April 10, 1722 at Salem, according to Massachusett marriage records. Children born to Joseph Gowing and Hannah Bancroft are unknown.
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Joshua Gowing, of Wilmington, filed a document regarding administration in 1880, according to probate index number 4415.
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Joshua R. Gowing, of Carroll County Missouri, filed a document regarding sale of real estate foreign guardian in 1891, according to probate index number 31329.
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Lucinda D. Gowing, of North Reading, filed a document regarding administration in 1882, according to probate index number 13901.
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Margaret Gowing, of Reading, filed a document regarding adoption in 1895, according to probate index number 39132.
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Margaret E. Gowing, of Reading, filed a document regarding guardian in 1909, according to probate index number 83335.
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Mary Gowing, of Reading, filed a document regarding guardian in 1874, according to probate index number 4417.
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Mary Gowing, of Billerica, filed a document regarding administration in 1880, according to probate index number 4416.
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Mary D. Gowing, of Everett, filed a document regarding a will, according to probate index number 17065.
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Merton O. Gowing, of Groton, filed a document regarding administration in 1890, according to probate index number 27885.
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Nathaniel Gowing, son of Ebenezer Gowing, Jr. and Sally Gowing, was born September 10, 1786 in Shirley according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Robert Gowing, regarded as the first individual to bear the name in America, was born in Scotland April 6, 1618 of parents unknown, according to “American Ancestry.” He emigrated from Edinburgh, Scotland to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1634 as a “man servant” and settled in Watertown, Massachusetts in Middlesex County.

Angela Case-Campbell on May 19, 2003 wrote:

“I am looking for information on William Gowen, born May 7, 1598, Starston, Norfolk, England. He was mar-ried to Mary Hulter. They had at least 3 children: Rob-ert Gowing born April 6, 1618, Mary born April 2, 1620 and Thomas. Robert Gowing arrived in America in 1634, at the age of sixteen. I am trying to find out what ship he arrived on, and if any of his siblings came with him.”

In 1636 Robert Gowing removed to Dedham, Massachusetts in Norfolk County. In 1639 Robert Gowing, “man servant, joined the church in full communion,” according to “Dedham Town Records” Volume II, page 21. He attended the Dedham town meetings from 1640 to 1647 and was granted land prior to 1642. He became a freeman in 1644, four years after attending his first town meeting, according to “Genealogical Guide to Early Settlers in America” by Henry Whittemore.

Robert Gowing was married to Elizabeth Brock, daughter of Henry Brock and Elizabeth Brock October 31, 1644, “at age 31”, according to “Pioneers of Massachusetts” by Pope. The bride was born in Stradbrook, England. Anita Gowing George, a descendant of Springfield, Oregon stated that the bride’s full name was Elizabeth Aldous Brock.

Eleanor Tucker wrote:

“Robert Gowing arrived in America in 1634, at the age of 16, setting first at Watertown, according to “New England Historical & Genealogical Register.” The Register article states that Robert was from Scotland, a native of Edinburgh, and this has always been the assumption. However, recent research by Helen Ullmann of Acton, Massachusetts and by Myrtle Hyde of Ogden, Utah and her sister Nelean Meadows of Salt Lake City, using probate files and the parish register of Stradbroke, Wingfield and Fressingfield, County Suffolk has disclosed some interesting things. Appearing in those records were entries for “Gowyn,” Goweing,” “Gowen” “Goodwyn” and “Gowinge.”

There were also quite a few Gowing references in the nearby parish of Starston, Norfolk, including a “Robert Gowen, late of Stradbrooke” who was buried 2 Jan 1609. Also among these is “Robert, son of William and Mary Gowen, baptized 6 Apr 1618,” the same year that Robert Gowing was born, it is believed. The will of Elizabeth Aldous, “widow of Fressingfield” dated 11 April 1566 is witnessed by Thomas Gowyn. Also the will of Richard Aldous, of Fressingfield, dated 31 March 1612, proved September 11, 1612 at the Suffolk Archdeaconry, mentions the lands of “the widowe Goweing.”

Richard Aldous was the great‑grandfather of Elizabeth Brock, later Robert’s wife. Her grandfather, James Aldous, christened 30 July 1567, married 1592 Elizabeth Barber. Daughter Elizabeth, christened 6 January 1593, married in 1618, Henry Brock, according to “Suffolk Manorial Families,” Vol. I. Could it be that the Gowings and the Brocks were neighbors in the homeland? Myrtle Hyde who has done considerable work on Aldous families in England, is preparing an article on the ancestry of Elizabeth Aldous Brock, daughter of James Aldous and Elizabeth Barber Aldous.”

Robert Gowing was a resident of Wenham, Massachusetts in 1650 when he was required to appear in court to answer for the sale of a gun to an Indian.

“Records of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay in New England” reveal, “23 May 1650, Robert Gowen, of Wenham, havinge sould a gunne to the Indians, & in so doeinge havinge forfeited by law ten pounds, vppon a petition proferred to this court, hath the one halfe of his fine remitted, vizt, five pounds, P. Curia.”

A week later the following entry was made in the court records,

“30 May 1650, In answer to the petition of Robert Gowing for remittment of the fine of tenne pounds for selling a gunne to the Indians, the court remitts the one half therof.”

Later Robert Gowing and Elizabeth Brock Gowing lived at, Watertown, Lynnfield in 1660 and Lynn, Massachusetts. Thomas B. Wellman writing in “History of the Town of Lynfield, Massachusetts, 1635-1895” stated that the Gowing family was “one of the most prominent in the town for generations.”

The Gowing Family Association, formed in 1889, began publishing in 1940 a series of booklets on the family history “researched by the late Winfield Scott Ripley,” according to Eleanor Tucker. Four issues were published and are available at New England Historical & Genealogical Society library and at the Lynnfield Public Library.

He died in Lynn June 7, 1698 and was probably buried there. His death was recorded in Lynn Church Records as “Roberd Gowing.” Elizabeth Brock Gowing died after June 7, 1698 at Lynn.

Children born to Robert Gowing and Elizabeth Brock Gowing include:

John Gowing born November 13, 1645
Elizabeth Gowing born before in April 1647
Hannah Gowing born before February 1648
Mary Gowing born about 1650
Abigail Gowing born about 1652
Sarah Gowing born about 1653
Priscilla Gowing born about 1655
Daniel Gowing born about 1657
Elizabeth Gowing born about 1660
Nathaniel Gowing born about 1662

John Gowing, son of Robert Gowing and Elizabeth Brock Gowing, was born November 13, 1645, probably at Dedham. He was baptized there December 9, 1645, according to “Genealogical Guide to Early Settlers in America.”

He appeared in the legal records of Lynn, in 1682 and took a prominent part in the activities of the community, according to the official records. John Gowing “of Lynn” was married in 1682, at age 37 to Johannah Darling.

On March 1, 1702 he was chosen as “fence viewer.” On March 15, 1703 he was appointed “conservationist” and served again in that capacity on April 9, 1705. He served on the grand jury on November 15, 1706, and five days later the records reveal that he got a “new road, three poles wide” alongside his property. He was chosen “fence viewer” again March 5, 1710. He was made surveyor May 6, 1711 and was commissioned to “establish a pound” March 3, 1712. John Gowing died May 28, 1720. Johannah Darling Gowing died after May 28, 1720.
Children born to John Gowing and Johannah Darling Gowing, according to “Genealogical Guide to the Early Settlers of America” include:

Anis Gowing born March 13, 1683
John Gowing born May 1, 1686
Daniel Gowing born September 2, 1688
Thomas Gowing born October 30, 1690
Elizabeth Gowing born April 26, 1694
Samuel Gowing born March 10, 1695-6
Johanna Gowing born August 30, 1699
Lois Gowing born December 29, 1700
Timothy Gowing born September 22, 1704

Anis Gowing, daughter of John Gowing and Johannah Darling Gowing, was born March 13, 1683 at Lynn, according to the research of Janice Irene Palmer Reid. She was married to John Bates [Bales?] May 25, 1708 at Lynnfield. She died there June 12, 1716.

John Gowing, son of John Gowing and Johannah Darling Gowing, was born May 1, 1686 at Lynn. He was married to Hannah White June 3, 1712 at Reading, Massachusetts. Children born to John Gowing and Hannah White Gowing are unknown.

Daniel Gowing, son of John Gowing and Johannah Darling Gowing, was born September 2, 1688 at Lynn. He was married March 20, 1709-10 to Esther Damon, daughter of Samuel Damon and Mary Damon of Reading, Massachusetts. Later he removed his family to Wilmington where he died on August 5, 1764.

Children born to Daniel Gowing and Esther Damon Gowing in­clude:

Daniel Gowing born October 28, 1729

Daniel Gowing, son of Daniel Gowing and Esther Damon Gowing, was born October 28, 1729 at Wilmington. On October 3, 1753 he was married to Sarah Burnap, daughter of Robert Burnap of Reading.

Daniel Gowing was a private in a militia company commanded by Capt. Timothy Walker of Wilmington and in the group which responded to the “alarm at Lexington.” He was a member of the Committee of Safety for Wilmington.

“Daniel Gowen” appeared as the head of a household in the 1790 census of Wilmington composed of “one white male over 16 and one female,” according to “Heads of Families, Massachusetts, 1790,” page 159. He died at Wilmington May 6, 1809 at age 79.

He was a sergeant in the Massachusetts Revolutionary militia and died May 6, 1809, according to “Lynn, Massachusetts Historical Records,” volume I.

Children born to Daniel Gowing and Sarah Burnap Gowing in­clude:

Daniel Gowing, Jr. born July 5, 1754
Jabez Gowing born March 9, 1757

Daniel Gowing, Jr, son of Daniel Gowing and Sarah Burnap Gowing, was born July 5, 1754 at Wilmington. He, like his father, was a private in the militia company commanded by Capt. Timothy Walker, Col. Green’s regiment, which responded to the attack on Lexington, April 19, 1774. He served six and a half days in the engagement.

On March 5, 1776 he was married to Abigail Batchelder, daughter of Nathaniel Batchelder and Abigail Nichols Flint Batchelder of Reading.

Later he served in Capt. Cadwallader Ford’s Company, Col. Eleazer Brooks regiment of guards. He enlisted February 10, 1778 and served to April 3, 1778. He was stationed at Fort No. 2, Cambridge, Massachusetts “guarding troops of con­vention.” A receipt dated May 22, 1778 at Wilmington “for wages, etc, for service to Capt. Cadwellader Ford’s Company” appears in his military record.

He appeared as the head of a household in the 1790 census of Wilmington, according to “Heads of Families, Massachusetts, 1790,” page 159:

“Gowen, Daniel, Jr. white male over 16
white female
white male under 16
white female
white female
white female
white female”

Daniel Gowing, Jr. died in Wilmington in 1835.

Children born to Daniel Gowing, Jr. and Abigail Batchelder Gowing include:

Micajah Gowing born September 27, 1790

Micajah Gowing, son of Daniel Gowing and Abigail Batchelder Gowen, was born in Wilmington, September 27, 1790. Micajah Gowing “of Wilmington” was married January 2, 1814 in Bedford to Clarissa Hosmer, according to “Vital Records of Bedford, Massachusetts.” She was the daughter of John Hosmer and Anna Fosgett Hosmer.

John Hosmer had achieved fame as a member of the company of Minutemen commanded by Capt. Parker at Lexington and was one of the “embattled farmers who stood and fired the shot heard around the world.”

Micajah Gowing was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Tewsbury, Massachusetts, page 158. Chil­dren born to Micajah Gowing and Clarissa Hosmer Gowing in­clude:

Daniel Gowing born March 20, 1821

Daniel Gowing, son of Micajah Gowing and Clarissa Hosmer Gowing, was born at Wilmington, March 20, 1821. On March 26, 1848 he was married to Sarah Ames, daughter of William Ames.

Children born to Daniel Gowing and Sarah Ames Gowing in­clude:

Robert Hosmer Gowing born May 28, 1867

Robert Hosmer Gowing, son of Daniel Gowing and Sarah Ames Gowing was born in Wilmington, May 28, 1867. On August 14, 1888 he was married to Mary A. Humphrey, daughter of Ben­nett Blake Humphrey and Adeline Pike Humphrey. Later the couple moved to Peabody, Massachusetts. Nothing more is known of Robert Hosmer Gowing and Mary A. Humphrey Gowing.
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Jabez Gowen, son of Sgt. Daniel Gowen and Sarah Burnap Gowen, was born March 9, 1757 in Wilmington, Massachusetts. He served as a private in the Massachusetts troops, according to “Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files” abstracted by Virgil D. White.

“Jabez Gowing” was a private in Capt. Timothy Walker’s company in Col. Green’s regiment which “marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, service two and one half days.” He and his father appeared on a list of soldiers “who were responsible for turns of service on the Crown Point [New York] expedition. On July 8, 1776, “Jabez Gowing and his father, Sergt. Daniel Gowing were credited with 1 turn.”

He also saw service in the company commanded by Capt. Jesse Wyman in Col. Josiah Whitney’s regiment. The regiment was raised for two month’s service in Rhode Island. The record states that “Jabez Gowen arrived at destination May 10, 1777; discharged July 10, 1777 at Point Judith; service, 2 months, 9 days, travel included”

He was married to Sarah Jacques “of Wilmington” May 4, 1784. “Jabez Gowen” was enumerated in the 1790 census of Wilmington, along with “Daniel Gowen, Daniel Gowen, Jr, and John Gowen, Jr,” all on page 159, as the head of a household, according to “Heads of Families, Massachusetts, 1790:”

“Gowen, Jabez white male over 16
white female
white female
white female
white female”

Jabez Gowing, along with Daniel Gowing, Joshua Gowing, and Nathan Gowing, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Wilmington, all on page 116. Jabez Gowing died there September 25, 1830 at age 73. Sarah Jacques Gow­ing applied for a Revolutionary widow’s pension September 3, 1838 at age 75. She received Widow’s Pension 14805. Chil­dren born to them are unknown.
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Jabez Gowing was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Essex County, page 298, living in Danvers, Massachusetts.
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Jabez Gowing and his wife Hittie Eames Gowing were resi­dents of Charlestown May 22, 18?? when their daughter Clara Gowing was born. Clara became a Baptist missionary and worked with the Delaware Indians at Mission, Kansas. She wrote “Life Among the Delaware Indians.”
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Jacques Gowing was born in 1830. In 1861 he was a butcher residing in Winchenden, Massachusetts. He enlisted as a private in Company A, Twenty-First Massachusetts Infantry Regiment August 12, 1861, according to Massachusetts Civil War Records. He later served in Company K, Thirty-sixth Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. He re-enlisted in Company D, Fifth-Sixth Massachusetts Infantry Regiment January 1, 1864 and apparently served for the duration.

Pvt. Jacques Gowing, Company K, 36th Massachusetts Regi­ment, Volunteer Infantry, was shown in his uniform in a bust portrait taken during the Civil War. His photograph survives today, 133 years after the end of the war, maintained by U.S. Army preservation specialists in a temperature and humidity controlled, acid-free environment. It is part of a collection of 27,000 photographs of Union Civil War soldiers that have been catalogued and placed online by U.S. Army Military History Institute. The portraits, some full length and some head-and-shoulders view, generally were taken by professional photogra­phers and show the soldiers in their uniforms with military in­signia and accoutrement.

Thomas Gowing, son of John Gowing and Johannah Darling Gowing, was born October 30, 1690 at Lynn. He was married December 27, 1720 to Sarah Hawkes. She was born December 14, 1699 at Lynn to John Hawkes and Abigail Floyd Hawkes.

He died December 19, 1769 at Lynn. Children born to Thomas Gowing and Sarah Hawkes Gowing are unknown.

Elizabeth Gowing, daughter of John Gowing and Johannah Darling Gowing, was born April 26, 1694 at Lynn. She was married there April 24, 1729 to Ens. Samuel Parker. She died October 28, 1768 at Lynnfield.

Samuel Gowing, son of John Gowing and Johannah Darling Gowing, was born March 10, 1695/96 at Lynn. He filed a marriage intent there with Patience Bancroft December 21, 1729. She was born July 4, 1708 to Ebenezer Bancroft and Abigail Eaton Bancroft at Lynn. She died August 22, 1759 at Lynnfield, and he died there September 3, 1773.

Children born to Samuel Gowing and Patience Bancroft Gow-ing include:

Mehitable Gowing born May 29, 1732
Patience Gowing baptized September 23, 1733
Martha Gowing baptized July 4, 1736
James Gowing born January 18, 17386
Sarah Gowing born about 1740

Mehitable Gowing, daughter of Samuel Gowing and Patience Bancroft Gowing, was born May 29, 1732 at Lynnfield. She was married there to Abraham Wellman October 31, 1865. She died at Lynnfield November 24, 1801.

Patience Gowing, daughter of Samuel Gowing and Patience Bancroft Gowing, was baptized September 23, 1733 at Lynn­field. She was living in 1773.

Martha Gowing, daughter of Samuel Gowing and Patience Bancroft Gowing, was baptized January 18, 1736 at Lynnfield. Of this individual nothing more is known.

James Gowing, son of Samuel Gowing and Patience Bancroft Gowing, was born January 18, 1736 at Lynnfield. He was mar­ried there to Lydia Wellman June 10, 1760. She was born April 26, 1735 to Jonathan Wellman and Esther Newhall Wellman at Lynnfield.

James Gowing died June 6, 1805 at Jaffrey, New Hampshire, and she died there January 24, 1826.

Children born to James Gowing and Lydia Wellman Gowing include:

Lydia Gowing born August 15, 1760
Samuel Gowing born January 6, 1762
James Gowing born April 16, 1763
Benjamin Gowing born January 4, 1765
William Gowing born March 1, 1766
Azeal Gowing born June 10, 1769
Levi Gowing born May 16, 1771
Rosannah Gowing born May 10, 1773
Simeon Gowing [twin] born July 3, 1775
Thirza Gowing [twin] born July 3, 1775
Joseph Gowing born December 12, 1777
Esther Gowing born June 5, 1780

Lydia Gowing, daughter of James Gowing and Lydia Bancroft Gowing, was born August 15, 1760 at Lynnfield. She was mar­ried about 1794 to Joab Evleth at Jaffrey, New Hampshire. She died September 30, 1830 at Dublin, New Hampshire.

Samuel Gowing, son of James Gowing and Lydia Bancroft Gowing, was born January 6, 1762 at Lynnfield. He was mar­ried February 26, 1792 to Elizabeth “Betsy” Hill at Cambridge. Children born to Samuel Gowing and Elizabeth “Betsy” Hill Gowing are unknown.

James Gowing, son of James Gowing and Lydia Bancroft Gowing, was born April 16, 1763 at Lynnfield. He was mar­ried in 1792 to Abigail Greenwood, daughter of Moses Green­field and Elizabeth Greenfield. In 1818, he was remarried to Mrs. Lucy Wilder. He died January 15, 1836 at Dublin, New Hampshire. Children born to James Gowing, Elizabeth “Betsy” Greenfield Gowing and Lucy Wilder Gowing are unknown.

Benjamin Gowing, son of James Gowing and Lydia Bancroft Gowing, was born January 4, 1765 at Lynnfield. Benjamin Gowing, identified as a descendant of “the emigrant Robert Gowing” in “The Emery Family” published in “The Essex Genealogist,” 1988-1989, was proba­bly born in Middlesex County. He was married May 29, 1793 at Windham, New Hampshire to Mary “Polly” Emery who was born about 1775.

He was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1820 cen­sus of Rockingham:

“Gowing, Benjamin white male over 45
white female over 45
white male 16-26
white female 16-26
white male 16-18
white male 10-16
white male 10-16
white female 10-16
white female 0-10
white male 0-10
white female 0-10
white female 0-10

The family reappeared in the 1830 census of Rockingham:

“Gowing, Benjamin white male 60-70
white female 50-60
white male 20-30
white male 15-20
white female 15-20
white female 10-15
white female 10-15”

About 1835 they removed to Essex County, New York to join some of their children there. Children born to Benjamin Gow­ing and Mary “Polly” Emery Gowing include:

Benjamin Gowing born June 29, 1794
Levi Sabin Gowing born February 16, 1796
James Gowing born February 24, 1798
Samuel Emery Gowing born March 12, 1800
Lydia Gowing born March 21, 1803
Curtis Gowing born August 18, 1805
Esther Gowing born November 18, 1807
Alphonzo Gowing born August 26, 1809
Ruth Gowing born December 24, 1813

Benjamin Gowing, son of Benjamin Gowing and Mary “Polly” Emery Gowing, was born June 29, 17 at Rockingham. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Levi Sabin Gowing, son of Benjamin Gowing and Mary “Polly” Emery Gowing, was born February 16, 1796 in Rockingham. He was married there April 8, 1821 to Mary Ann Davis. Chil­dren born to Levi Sabin Gowin and Mary Ann Davis Gowing are unknown.

James Gowing, son of Benjamin Gowing and Mary “Polly” Emery Gowing, was born February 24, 1798 at Rockingham. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Samuel Emery Gowing, son of Benjamin Gowing and Mary “Polly” Emery Gowing, was born March 12, 1800 in Rocking­ham. He was married December 5, 1822 to Polly Raymington, and he was remarried February 16, 1847 to Laura Roundy. Of Samuel Emery Gowing, Polly Raymington Gowing and Laura Roundy Gowing nothing more is known.

Lydia Gowing, daughter of Benjamin Gowing and Mary “Polly” Emery Gowing, was born March 21, 1803 in Rockingham. She was married May 2, 1822 to Osborn Parmeter. In 1830 Osborn Parmeter was enumerated as the head of a household in Moriah, New York in Essex County.

Osborn Parmeter was living in an adjacent location to Hezekiah Ernest Mason, Sr. His son Hezekiah Ernest Mason, Jr, born April 23, 1808 at Moriah, had married Ruth Gowing, born De­cember 24, 1814 in Vermont, possibly a younger sister to Lydia Gowing. By 1846 they had removed to Scott County, Iowa. Ruth Gowing Mason died in Middlefork township, Worth County, Missouri August 22, 1866, according to Janet Irene Payne Reid, a descendant of Grass Valley, California and a member of Gowing Research Foundation. Hezekiah Ernest Mason, Jr. died November 7, 1883 and was buried beside her.

Children born to them include:

Otis Ernest Mason born about 1835
Jonathan Fletcher Mason born about 1836
Hezekiah P. Mason born about 1840
Sarah A. Mason born March 9, 1842
Sophia A. Mason born about 1846
Eliza Mason born about 1848
Jane Mason [twin] born in August 1850
Julia Mason [twin] born in August 1850
Martha E. Mason born about 1853
Carrie Mason born about 1861
Laura Mason born about 1864

Sarah A. Mason, daughter of Hezekiah Ernest Mason, Jr. and Ruth Gowing Mason, was born March 9, 1842 at Moriah, New York. She was married April 7, 1870 in Omaha, Nebraska to Robert Mathewson who was born December 10, 1831 in Brooke County, Virginia. She died October 8, 1907 in Fulton County, Illinois. He died April 1, 1910 at Prescott, Arizona.

Children born to them include:

Roberta Ethyl Mathewson born June 2, 1871

Roberta Ethyl Mathewson, daughter of Robert Mathewson and Sarah A. Mason Mathewson, was born June 2, 1871 in Omaha. She was married September 17, 1897 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Franklin Crosby Paine who was born August 15, 1860 in Eastham, Massachusetts. She died March 4, 1915 in Prescott, Arizona, and he died there January 29, 1929.

Children born to them include:

Mason Lawrence Paine born July 9, 1898

Mason Lawrence Paine, son of Franklin Crosby Paine and Roberta Ethyl Mathewson Paine, was born July 9, 1898 at Prescott. He was married March 19, 1926 in Riverside, Cali­fornia to Maude Helen Woodard who was born August 3, 1898 in Lawrence, Kansas. She was the daughter of Charles Over­man Woodard and Sarah Melvina Gardner Woodard. Mason Lawrence Paine died December 13, 1971 in Goleta, California.

Children born to them include:

Janet Irene Paine born June 7, 1927

Janet Irene Paine, daughter of Mason Lawrence Paine and Maude Helen Woodard Paine, was born June 7, 1927 in Los Angeles. She was married February 20, 1965 in Canoga Park, California to Donald Lee Reid. In 1992 they lived in Grass Valley, California.

Curtis Gowing, son of Benjamin Gowing and Mary “Polly” Emery Gowing, was born August 18, 1805 at Rockingham. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Esther Gowing, daughter of Benjamin Gowing and Mary “Polly” Emery Gowing, was born November 18, 1807 in Rockingham. She was married August 16, 1833 to Samuel Chapman.

Alphonzo Gowing, son of Benjamin Gowing and Mary “Polly” Emery Gowing, was born August 26, 1809 at Rockingham.

Ruth Gowing, regarded as a daughter of Benjamin Gowing and Mary “Polly” Emery Gowing, was born December 24, 1813 in Vermont, according to Janet Irene Paine Reid. For details of her life, see her husband’s file above.

William Gowing, son of James Gowing and Lydia Wellman Gowing, was born March 1, 1766 at Lynnfield. He was married to Abigail Miller January 6, 1795. He was remarried March 25, 1830 to Lucy Adams. He died October 25, 1854 at Peterbor.­ough, New Hampshire. Children born to William Gowing, Abigail Miller Gowing and Lucy Adams Gowing are unknown.

Azeal Gowing, son of James Gowing and Lydia Wellman Gowing, was born June 10, 1769 at Lynnfield. He was married about 1798 to Nancy Taggart at Jaffrey. They removed to New York. Later he was remarried to Betsey Gibson. Children born to Azeal Gowing, Nancy Taggart Gowing and Betsey Gibson Gowing are unknown.

Levi Gowing, son of James Gowing and Lydia Wellman Gow­ing, was born May 16, 1771 at Lynnfield. He was married about 1799 to Achsah Hill. Later they removed to New York. Children born to Levi Gowing and Achsah Hill Gowing are unknown.

Rosannah Gowing, daughter of James Gowing and Lydia Wellman Gowing, was born May 10, 1773. She was married about 1791 to Oliver Hill. They removed to Vermont.

Simeon Gowing, twin son of James Gowing and Lydia Well­man Gowing, was born July 3, 1775 at Lynnfield. He was mar­ried about 1803 to Mary Frost. They removed to Vermont. Children born to Simeon Gowing and Mary Frost Gowing are unknown.

Thirza Gowing, twin daughter of James Gowing and Lydia Wellman Gowing, was born July 3, 1775 at Lynnfield, MA. She was married about 1793 to Samuel White of Peterborough, New Hampshire. She died March 18, 1851.

Joseph Gowing, son of James Gowing and Lydia Wellman Gowing, was born December 12, 1777. He was married about 1807 to Hepsibah Fairbanks, daughter of Asa Fairbanks. He died January 26, 1838. Children born to Joseph Gowing and Hepsibah Fairbanks Gowing are unknown.

Esther Gowing, daughter of James Gowing and Lydia Wellman Gowing, was born June 5, 1780 at Jaffrey. She was married about 1800 to Perley Fassett. Later she was remarried to Josiah Burbank.

Sarah Gowing, daughter of Samuel Gowing and Patience Ban­croft Gowing, was born about 1740 at Lynnfield. She was mar­ried October 22, 1772 to Benjamin Goldthwait. She died shortly afterward.

Johanna Gowing, daughter of John Gowing and Johannah Darling Gowing, was born August 30, 1699 at Lynn. She was married to Peletiah Crocker February 23, 1724/25 at Lynn.

Lois Gowing, daughter of John Gowing and Johannah Darling Gowing, was born December 29, 1700 at Lynn. She was married there to John Darling April 5, 1722. He was born in 1702 to Daniel Darling and Sarah Bean Darling. She died at Lunenburg, Massachusetts. Gary Darling, a descendant of Sacramento, California wrote December 29, 2000 that “grand-mother Lois celebrated her 300th birthday today.”

Children born to John Darling and Lois Gowing Darling include:

Sara Darling born in 1727
John Darling baptized April 28, 1728
Joseph Darling baptized April 28, 1728
Benjamin Darling baptized April 28, 1728
Timothy Darling born in March 1731

Sara Darling, daughter of John Darling and Lois Gowing Darling, was born in 1727 at Pepperell, Massachusetts. She was married November 8, 1751 to Oliver Blood . He was born July 9, 1729 in Groton, Massachusetts to John Blood and Joanna Nutting Blood. She died October 12, 1812. Seven children were born to them.

John Darling, son of John Darling and Lois Gowing Darling, was baptized April 28, 1728. He was married October 13, 1744 to Ruth Boynton. She was born March 31, 1727 at Lunenburg to Hilikaiah Boynton and Priscilla Jewell Boynton.

Joseph Darling, son of John Darling and Lois Gowing Darling, was baptized April 28, 1728. He died at age five August 5, 1733.

Benjamin Darling, son son of John Darling and Lois Gowing Darling, was baptized April 28, 1728. He was married to Mary Holt June 26, 1766 at Lunenburg. Eight children were born to them.

Timothy Darling, son of John Darling and Lois Gowing Darling, was born in March 1731 at Lynn. He was married February 8, 1753 in Pepperell, Massachusetts to Joanna Blood. She was born July 7, 1727 to John Blood and Joanna Nutting Blood. Timothy Darling died September 25, 1776 at Mt. Independence, Massachisetts. She died October 12, 1812. Nine children were born to them.

Timothy Gowing, son of John Gowing and Johannah Darling Gowing, was born September 2, 1704 at Lynn. He died there August 16, 1720 at age 15.

Elizabeth Gowing, daughter of Robert Gowing and Elizabeth Brock Gowing, was born in April 1647 at Dedham. She died in childhood. Later another daughter was named Elizabeth.

Hannah Gowing, daughter of Robert Gowing and Elizabeth Brock Gowing, was born December 21, 1648 at Dedham.. .Of this individual nothing more is known.

Mary Gowing, daughter of Robert Gowing and Elizabeth Brock Gowing, was born about 1650. She was married about 1670 to Samuel Snow, son of Thomas Snow and Milcam Snow at Reading, Massachusetts.

Abigail Gowing, daughter of Robert Gowing and Elizabeth Brock Gowing, was born about 1652. She was married 1672 to John Wilkinson at Malden, Massachusetts. She was living in 1698.

Sarah Gowing, daughter of Robert Gowing and Elizabeth Brock Gowing, was born about 1653 to Ezekial Jenkins at Malden. She continued to live in 1698.

Priscilla Gowing, daughter of Robert Gowing and Elizabeth Brock Gowing, was born about 1655 at Wenham. She was married to William Robbins July 2, 1680 at Reading.. He, a veteran of King Philip’s War, died in 1725.

The great swamp fight of King Philip’s War was fought De­cember 19, 1675, according to the “Pilgrim Newsletter,” pub­lication of the National Society of Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims. King Philip was chief of the Wampanoag Indians of the Narragansett Bay area of Rhode Island. He was the son of Massosoit [1580-1661] who was the sachem of the Wampanoag tribe.

Priscilla Gowing Robbins died March 5, 1744/45 in Walpole, Massachusetts.

Daniel Gowing, son of Robert Gowing and Elizabeth Brock Gowing, was born about 1657 at Wenham. He was married to Sarah Streetur in 1691. He was remarried May 20, 1698 to Mrs. Mary Sallas Williams at Lynn. Children born to Daniel Gowing, Sarah Streetur Gowing and Mary Sallas Williams Gowing are unknown.

Elizabeth Gowing, daughter of Robert Gowing and Elizabeth Brock Gowing, was born about 1660. She was married about 1680 to John Feltch, son of Henry Feltch and Hannah Feltch at Reading.

Nathaniel Gowing, son of Robert Gowing and Elizabeth Brock Gowing, was born about 1662 at Lynn. He was married “22nd, 7th month, 1686” at Reading Massachusetts to Martha Proctor, daughter of John Proctor and Elizabeth Proctor, according to “Early Massachusetts Marriages” by Frederick W. Bailey. Another report states that they were married at Sherburn, Mas­sachusetts on Nantucket Island.

Children born to Nathaniel Gowing and Martha Proctor Gowing include:

Benjamin Gowing born February 5, 1700

Benjamin Gowing, son of Nathaniel Gowing and Martha Proctor Gowing, was born about February 5, 1700. He was married about 1728 to Abigail Wyman. According to Angela Case Campbell, they were the parents of:

Nathanial Gowing, born June 26, 1734

Nathaniel Gowing, son of Benjamin Gowing and Abigail Wyman Gowing was born June 26, 1734 in Sutton, Massachusetts according to christening records. He was married about 1759 to Patience Richardson.

Children born to Nathanial Gowing and Patience Richardson Gowing include:

Jonathan Gowing born September 25, 1761

Jonathan Gowing, son of Nathanial Gowing and Patience Richardson was born September 25, 1761 in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was married about 1785 to Sarah Kendall. In 1788 they lived I Waterford Township, Vermont.

Children born to Jonathan Gowing and Sarah Kendall Gowing include:

James Going born March 7, 1788

James Going, son of Jonathan Gowing and Sarah Kendall Gowing, was born March 7, 1788 in Waterford Township, Vermont. He was married about 1815 to Annie Young. In 1825 they lived in Rushford, New York.

Children born to James Going and Annie Young Going include:

James L. Going born 1825

James L. Going, son of James Going and Annie Young Going, was born in 1825 in Rushford, New York. About 1866 he was married to Susannah Poester [Boulster]. In 1869 they were living in Marion, Michigan.

Children born to James L. Going and Susannah Poester Going include:

Melvina Going born June 8, 1869

Melvina Going, daughter of James L. Going and Susannah E Poester [Boulster], was born June 8, 1869 in Marion, Michigan. She was married there to Abram Whitbeck June 17, 1886 in Marion, Livingston, Michigan.

Children born to them include:

Jay Whitbeck born Sept 12, 1887
L. May Whitbeck born January 14, 1895
Hazel Frances Whitbeck born January 1, 1897
Vera A. Whittbeck born July 12, 1899
Lena Whitbeck born September 26, 1907
Anna Whitbeck born August 5, 1911

Lena Whitbeck, daughter of Abram and Melvina Going Whitbeck was born Sept 26, 1907. She was married January 2, 1924 to Ernest James Finn.

Angie, a granddaughter of Lena Whitbeck Finn, wrote August 5, 2003:

“While going through a box of my grandmother’s papers, I found a funeral home announcement. It was for Allen A. Going, born April 8, 1889 in Clinton County, Michigan. He was enumerated in the 1930 census of Clinton. He was born in Michigan; his father was born in Pennsylvania and his mother was born in Michigan. He died January 4, 1975 in St. Johns, Michigan. Does anyone know where he fits into the family?”

Children born to Ernest James Finn and Lena Whitbeck Finn include:

Ernest Fenn born December 15, 1924
Jay William Finn born about 1927
Wilbert Charles Finn born about 1929
Murvin Arthur Finn born Feb 16, 1937
Ina Finn born about 1940
Richard Clyde Finn born Dec 5, 1945

Ina Finn, daughter of Ernest James Finn and Lena Whitbeck Finn was born about 1940. She was married about 1962 to Junior Case.

Children born to Junior Case and Ina Finn Case include:

Angela Case born about 1967

Angela Case, daughter of Junior Case and Ina Finn Case, was born about 1967. She was married to Louis Campbell August 14, 1999. Angela Case Campbell, an accomplished family historian, provided the data for this branch of the family.
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Ezra Gowing was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Essex County, page 311, living in Lynfield, Massachusetts.
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James Gowing was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Essex County, page 241, living in Lynn, Massachusetts.
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Joseph Gowing was enumerated in Lynnfield in the 1790 census as the head of a household composed of:

“Gowing, Joseph white male over 16
white female
white male under 16
white female
white female”
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Joseph Gowing was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Essex County, page178, living in Weymouth, Massachusetts.
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Leonard Gowing was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Essex County, page 311, living in Lynfield, Massachusetts.
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Margaret Gowing was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Essex County, page 64, living in Newberryport, Massachusetts.
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Robert Gowing was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Essex County, page 311, living in Lynfields, Massachusetts.
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Rollin Gowing, of Wakefield, filed a document regarding guardianship in 1900, according to probate index number 52465.
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Ruth Gowing, of Wakefield, filed a document regarding guardian in 1900, according to probate index number 52465.
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Samuel Gowing, of Hudson, filed a document regarding administration in 1881, according to probate index number 12466.
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Samuel Gowing, of Burlington, filed a document regarding a will in 1891, according to probate index number 29730.
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Samuel H. Gowing, of Wakefield, filed a document regarding a will in 1906, according to probate index number 72156.
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Sarah Gowing, of Hudson New Hampshire, filed a document regarding administration in 1887, according to probate index number 22204.
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Sarah Gowing, of Nashua New Hampshire, filed a document regarding administration in 1888, according to probate index number 24525.
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Sarah F. Gowing, of Hudson New Hampshire, filed a document regarding administration in 1904, according to probate index number 65152.
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Sumner H. Gowing, of Carroll County Missouri, filed a document regarding sale of real estate foreign guardian in 1891, according to probate index number 31329.
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Thomas Gowing, of Hudson, filed a document regarding administration in 1874, according to probate index number 4418.
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Thomas Gowing and Samuel Gowing helped to establish the town of Sutton, Massachusetts in the early 1700’s, according to “History of Sutton, Massachusetts, 1704-1876” by Benedict and Tracy:

“Two families, those of Thomas Gowing and Samuel Gowing were among the original 30 settlers. Thomas drew the lot adjoining that of Benjamin Marsh upon the east. Samuel drew lot 28, known in later years as the Tenney place. The name Gowing is found among the early settlers of Lynn, and these families undoubtedly came from that town.”

“Benjamin Gowing lived upon the lot drawn by Samuel Gowing, but whether he was his son is unknown. His wife was Abigail Wyman Gowing who accompanied him to Sutton.”

Children born to Benjamin Gowing and Abigail Wyman Gow­ing include:

Benjamin Gowing born about 1730
Abigail Gowing born about 1732
Nathaniel Gowing born June 26, 1734

Benjamin Gowing, son of Benjamin Gowing and Abigail Wyman Gowing, was born about 1730 in Sutton. He died un­married.

Abigail Gowing, daughter of Benjamin Gowing and Abigail Wyman Gowing was born about 1732 in Sutton. She was mar­ried to Jeremiah Richardson March 23, 1758.

Nathaniel Gowing, son of Benjamin Gowing and Abigail Wyman Gowing was born June 26, 1734 in Sutton. He was married to Patience Richardson March 17, 1757, according to “Early Massachusetts Marriages” by Rev. Frederic W. Bai­ley. They were married at Woburn, Massachusetts [formerly Charlestown Village, Massachusetts]. Patience Richardson was the eighth child of Jacob Richardson and Elizabeth Wyman Richardson, according to “The Richardson Memorial” by John Adams Vinton. She was a granddaughter of Jacob Richardson and Hannah Convers Richardson and a grand­daughter of Capt. Benjamin Wyman and Elizabeth Hancock Wyman of Woburn. Patience Richardson Gowing participated in the settlement of her father’s estate November 12, 1771.

Nathaniel Gowing appeared as the head of a household in the 1790 census of Chester Township, Windsor County, Vermont. The household was enumerated as:

“Gowing, Nathaniel white male over 16
white female
white male under 16
white female”

Children born to Nathaniel Gowing and Patience Richardson Gowing include:

Hannah Gowing born July 28, 1758
Patience Gowing born July 30, 1761
Samuel Gowing born November 29, 1763″

Hannah Gowing, daughter of Nathaniel Gowing and Pa­tience Richardson Gowing, was born July 28, 1758. Of this individ­ual nothing more is known.

Patience Gowing, daughter of Nathaniel Gowing and Pa­tience Richardson Gowing, was born July 30, 1761. About 1780 she was married to Ezekial Brigham. Ezekial Brigham and Pa­tience Gowing Brigham later moved to Chester, Vermont, per­haps at the same time as her parents.

Samuel Gowing, son of Nathaniel Gowing and Patience Richardson Gowing, was born November 29, 1763. Later he was married, wife’s name unknown, and then accompanied his father in the move to Vermont.

In the 1790 census Samuel Gowing was recorded at Dummer­ston, Vermont in Windham County, Vermont, which adjoined Windsor County, Vermont, some 30 miles distant from the household of his father.

In the enumeration the family was recorded as:

“Gowing, Samuel white male over 16
white female
white male under 16
white female
white female”
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Thomas Gowing, son of Jonathan Gowing and Anna Gowing, was born April 19, 1764 in Shirley according to Massachusetts town birth records. A child of Jonathan Gowing was baptized April 31, [sic] 1769.
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Thomas Gowing, son of Ebenezer Gowing, was born June 10, 1771 in Shirley according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Thomas Gowing, son of Ebenezer and Abigail Gowing, was born April 17, 1772 in Shirley according to Massachusetts town birth records.
==O==
Thomas Gowing, son of Ebenezer and Abigail Gowing, was born April 28, 1778 in Shirley according to Massachusetts town birth records.
==O==
Thomas F. Gowing, of Wilmington, filed a document regarding a will in 1880, according to probate index number 4419.
==O==
James Gowin was recorded as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Wilmington, page 115.
==O==
Mary Jane Gowing was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of the city of Boston, Ward 2, page 55.
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Rebecca Gowing was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of the city of Boston, Ward 2, page 56.
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John Gowing and Silvester Gowing were enumerated as heads of households in the 1830 census of Wilmington, page 117.
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Mary E. Gowing, “wife of Calvin Gowen” was born March 21, 1802. She was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery at Salem, according to Salem birth records.
==O==
Mehitable Gowing and Jonathan Eames, both of Wilmington, were married there December 13, 1784, according to “Revolutionary War Records” published by Chan Ed­mondson of Dallas. Jonathan Eames, a Revolutionary soldier was born in Wilmington June 11, 1761 and died there July 2, 1841. He applied for a Revolutionary pension. Mehitable Gowing Eames, a widow died in 1855 at age 96.
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Charles Gowing was born in 1828. He, a butcher, enlisted September 17, 1862 in the U. S. Army at age 36, showing his hometown as Wilmington, Massachusetts. He was discharged August 24, 1863 as a private.
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Gayton Gowing was born in 1837. He enlisted September 17, 1862, the same day as Charles Gowing, in Company D, Fiftieth Massachusetts Infantry Regiment as a hospital nurse, showing his hometown as Wilmington. He was discharged August 24, 1863.
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Gilman Gowing was born in 1844. He, a farmer, enlisted Au­gust 11, 1864 at age 20 in Company E, First Battalion, Mas­sachusetts Volunteer Heavy Artillery, listing his hometown as Wilmington, Massachusetts. He was discharged as a private June 28, 2865.
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John Gowing was born April 17, 1732 in Wilmington, Mas­sachusetts of parents unknown. He served in the Crown Point Expedition in September 1755 in the regiment of Col. Eleazer Tyng, according to “Massachusetts Soldiers in French & In­dian Wars” by Robert E. McKay. John Gowing was married about 1756 to Lydia Rich, according to Massachusetts DAR records. He died September 25, 1804. Children born to John Gowing and Lydia Rich Gowing are unknown.
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Sally Gowing was married December 31, 1818 to Joseph Butters of Burlington, Massachusetts, according to “Vital Records of Woburn and Lexington, Massachusetts.”
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Gowing & Higgins, “wholesale meats” was listed in the 1888-89 city directory of Essex, Massachusetts with locations at 188 Winter and 413 Haverhill.
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Eliab Gowen Hartwell, child of Jonathan Hartwell and Molly Gowen Hartwell, was born August 27, 1979[?] in Shirley according to Massachusetts town birth records.

Descendant Researchers:

Lisa Gorman, lgorman01@snet.net
Jean Cathryn Schalck Kimball, 34 Meadowlake Dr, Mexico, MO, 65265-3505
Janet Irene Paine Reid, 16237 Patricia Way, Grass Valley, CA, 95949
Evelyn J. Seabolt. 10782 W. Old Belfair, Bremerton, WA, 98312, 360-275-5059

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Elroy Going Heselton, son of Mansel Heselton and Lucy Ann Heselton, was born August 23, 1849 in Shirley according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Harriet Going Longley, daughter of Artemas Longley and Elizabeth Longley, was born August 19, 1849 in Shirley according to Massachusetts town birth records.
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Elenor Gowen Sprague, daughter of Isaac and Rebecca Gowen, was born January 24, 1817 in Medford according to Massachu-setts town birth records.

NANTUCKET COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS

Thomas Goyn “of New York” was married at Nantucket, Mas­sachusetts in 1827 to Emma Drew, daughter of Gershom Drew and Abigail Gardner Drew, according to William C. Folger ge­nealogical records. Emma Drew Goyn died November 17, 1842.

NORFOLK COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS

John Gowen, the immigrant ancestor, was born in Scotland about 1755, according to “New England Families” by William Richard Cutter. He came to this country about the time of the revolution. Several of the name “John Gowen” served in the Revolutionary army, but it is not known whether or not he was a soldier. He settled in Franklin, Massachusetts where he was married about 1775, wife’s name Lydia. Lydia Gowen died November 18, 1785, according to “Vital Records of Franklin, Massachusetts.” He was remarried to Mary Cook June 14, 1786. He died February 10, 1794 in Franklin.

The following, dealing with John Gowen, is an excerpt from “The History of Franklin, Massachusetts” by Mortimer Blake; published in 1879; pp. 124 and 125:

“Franklin was not only intolerant of royalists and their sympathizers, but showed some special favors to British subjects who succeeded in escaping from the British armies. Tradition has it that more than one deserter found a safe hiding place in the scattered houses of this precinct. John Adams, ancestor of the Adams family in this town, was not the only victim of an English press­gang who found refuge here and a home.

John Newton was perhaps a more striking case. He was a native of England, born about 1755. He had regularly learned the trade of ship carpenter, and had also served his full time as a soldier in the British army. But he was impressed on board a man‑of‑war at the beginning of the Revolution and brought to America. Feeling that he had a right to his freedom, he succeeded in communicating a plan of escape to some of the Yankees in or near Boston, who promised him as­sistance.

On a stormy and dark night, while his ship was blockad­ing the harbor, he slid overboard undetected, and, guided by a beacon light which had been burning two or three evenings, he swam ashore, a distance of three miles. When he landed he could neither walk nor stand, but his waiting friends car­ried him to a shelter till he was re­cruited [sic] suffi­ciently to flee into the country. On his way to Dedham he was stopped by a sentry who ques­tioned who he was. He an­swered promptly, ‘John Going,’ and so he was, as rapidly as possible, until finally he reached Franklin. The name which served him once so well he retained, and was known among our fathers as John Going, now modernized into Gowen.

He married, according to the town records, 14th June, 1786, Mary Cook of Bellingham, and had four sons ‑ Benjamin, Asa, John and Luther. Luther remained in town on the paternal farm, married a neighbor’s daughter, Elvira Metcalf, and had also four sons -‑ Warren, George, Charles and Horace, of whom the third is still a resident of Franklin, and the son of another keeps the Franklin House. The others have gone.”

According to Susan B. Liedell, Foundation Editorial Boardmember of Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts, “History of Franklin, Massachusetts” was written while Charles Gowen, son of Luther Gowwen and nephew of Benjamin Gowen, Asa Gowen and John Gowen, was still alive and living in town. On July 18, 1995, she wrote:

“Presumably, therefore, it is accurate as to the number and names of the sons of John [Newton] Gowen. The mother of the boys was not Mary Cook, however. The births of John, Jr. [9 Aug 1780]) and Luther [14 Aug 1782] are recorded in the vital records of Franklin. Their mother is listed as Lydia —–. I believe she was the mother of all four boys. Since she died 18 November 1785 [Franklin Vital Records] and John married Mary Cook 14 June 1786, it was probably easy for people to assume the young boys were Mary’s. The town of Franklin was split from Wrentham in 1777 so the births of Benjamin and Asa may have been missed or recorded elsewhere.”

Children born to John Gowen and Lydia Gowen include:

Asa Henry Gowen born about 1776
Benjamin Franklin Gowen born February 18, 1777
John Gowen, Jr. born August 9, 1780
Luther Gowen born August 14, 1782

Asa Henry Gowen, son of John Gowen and Lydia Gowen, was born about 1776, probably at Franklin. He was married about 1805, wife’s name Mary. He acquired the military rank of major, according to “New England Families.”

Children born to them include:

Mary Ann Gowen born April 9, 1807
Horatio Kingsbury Gowen born July 11, 1811
Louisa Marena Gowen born June 9, 1815

Benjamin Franklin Gowen, son of John Gowen and Lydia Gowen, was born February 18, 1777 at Franklin, according to Susan B. Liedell, a sixth-generation granddaughter. She wrote that Benjamin Franklin Gowen later removed to Union, Maine where two daughters were born. Benjamin Franklin Gowen was married about 1805, wife believed to be Mary Tift of Oldtown, Maine. He died September 18, 1865 at Worcester, Massachusetts, according to his death certificate.

Children born to Benjamin Franklin Gowen and Mary Tift Gowen include:

Julia Ann Gowen born about 1806
Erastus Gowen born about 1808
Augustus Gowen born about 1811
Harriet Gowen born July 4, 1813
Luther Gowen born about 1816
Albert Nelson Gowen born July 18, 1822
Mary Jane Gowen born November 8, 1825
Alvira Gowen born April 19, 1827

Julia Ann Gowen, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Gowen and Mary Tift Gowen, was born about 1806, probably at Orono, Maine. She was married May 10, 1844 to Nelson C. Pratt.

Erastus Gowen, of Benjamin Franklin Gowen and Mary Tift Gowen, was born about 1808, probably at Orono. Paul M. Aldrich, Foundation member of Bristol, Maine, shows his place of birth as Oldtown, Maine. He reports that he was married October 5, 1833 to Mary Wiggins of Hartland, Maine who was born at Long Island, Maine July 4, 1813. He was remarried December 3, 1866 to Harriet Davis. Children born to Erastus Gowen, Mary Wiggins Gowen and Harriet Davis Gowen are unknown.

Augustus Gowen, son of Benjamin Franklin Gowen and Mary Tift Gowen, was born about 1811, at Orono/Oldtown. He was married January 2, 1834 to Eliza H. Joy who was born February 22, 1810. She died at Orono December 13, 1868, and he died after 1873. Children born to Augustus Gowen and Eliza H. Joy Gowen are unknown.

Harriet Gowen, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Gowen and Mary Tift Gowen, was born July 4, 1813 at Long Island, Maine, according to Paul M. Aldrich. She was married July 1, 1839 to Francis R. Mayers of Orono. She died April 26, 1902 at Worcester, Massachusetts, according to Susan B. Liedell.

Luther Gowen, son of Benjamin Franklin Gowen and Mary Tift Gowen, was born in 1816, probably at Orono. He was married to Hannah Colton June 22, 1844. Paul M. Aldrich shows the date of the marriage as August 6, 1844.

Albert Nelson Gowen, son of Benjamin Franklin Gowen and Mary Tift Gowen, was born July 18, 1822, probably at Orono. He was married August 8, 1854 to Elizabeth Ring, daughter of David Ring and Catherine Clark Ring. She was born October 21, 1816. Later they removed to Minneapolis, Minnesota. He died March 6, 1885 in New Orleans, Louisiana, and she died March 8, 1888.

Children born to Albert Nelson Gowen and Eliza Ring Gowen include:

Harry Nelson Gowen born July 12, 1855
Fred Herbert Gowen born September 20, 1857
Frank Leslie Gowen born July 25, 1859

Harry Nelson Gowen, son of Albert Nelson Gowen and Eliza Ring Gowen, was born July 12, 1855 in Minneapolis. He died in infancy.

Fred Herbert Gowen, son of Albert Nelson Gowen and Eliza Ring Gowen, was born September 20, 1857 in Minneapolis. He was married April 14, 1881 to Grace Evelyn Benedict and later settled in Little Falls, New York. He died there July 10, 1921, according to Susan B. Liedell, a great-granddaughter. Children born to Fred Herbert Gowen and Grace Evelyn Benedict are unknown.

Frank Leslie Gowen, son of Albert Nelson Gowen and Eliza Ring Gowen, was born July 25, 1859 in Minneapolis. He was married July 26, 1883 to Eva K. Grant. They remained there. Frank Leslie Gowen died March 2, 1934, according to Hennepin County, Minnesota death certificate No. 20856. Children born to Frank Leslie Gowen and Eva K. Grant Gowen are unknown.

Mary Jane Gowen, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Gowen and Mary Tift Gowen, was born November 8, 1825 at Orono. She was married January 16, 1844 to John David Ring, regarded as a brother to Eliza Ring. She died in Minneapolis.

Alvira Gowen, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Gowen and Mary Tift Gowen, was born April 19, 1827 in Orono. Of this individual nothing more is known.

John Gowen, Jr, son of John Gowen and Lydia Gowen, was born August 9, 1780.

Luther Gowen, son of John Gowen and Lydia Gowen, was born August 14, 1782 at Franklin. He was educated in the district schools and became a farmer. He was married December 3, 1811 to Elvira Metcalf. She was a descendant of Michael Metcalf, one of the early pioneers of Dedham, Massachusetts whose descendants have been numerous in Medfield and towns in the vicinity of Franklin. Luther Gowen was remarried to Polly Hartsborn April 10, 1823, after the death of Elvira Gowen. He died in Franklin at an advanced age.

No children were born to Luther Gowen and Polly Hartsborn Gowen. Children born to Luther Gowen and Elvira Metcalf Gowen include:

Artemas Warren Gowen born October 22, 1812
Luther Gowen, Jr. born about 1814
George Metcalf Gowen born August 10, 1816
Charles M. Gowen born December 22, 1819
Horace Gowen born April 30, 1822

Artemas Warren Gowen, son of Luther Gowen and Elvira Metcalf Gowen, was born at Franklin October 22, 1812. He was married to Cynthia Ellis April 11, 1841 according to Massachusetts town vital records collection.

Luther Gowen, Jr, son of Luther Gowen and Elvira Metcalf Gowen, was born at Franklin about 1814. It is believed that he died in infancy.

George Metcalf Gowen, son of Luther Gowen and Elvira Metcalf Gowen, was born at Franklin August 10, 1816. He was a farmer. He went to Hampshire when a young man and spent most of his life in Alstead and Acworth, New Hampshire. He was married about 1840 to Hannah Permelia Chase, daughter of Benjamin Chase of Alstead. George Metcalf Gowen died there about 1886.

Children born to George Metcalf Gowen and Permelia Chase Gowen include:

George Milan Gowen born February 21, 1841
Harriet A. Gowen born about 1842
Lydia A. Gowen born about 1843
Frank Gowen [twin] born about 1845
Frances Gowen [twin] born about 1845
Charles R. Gowen born about 1847
Emily A. Gowen born about 1850

George Milan Gowen, son of George Metcalf Gowen and Permelia Chase Gowen, was born in Alstead February 21, 1841. He attended school in Acworth and became a farmer. On August 22, 1862, he enlisted for the civil war in Company B, Fourteenth New Hampshire Infantry Regiment and was mustered in September 22, 1862. Most of the time during the war he was in Washington, D. C. Severe attacks of rheumatic fever prevented him from active service.

He was honorably discharged for disability October 8, 1863. He was unable to do any work for about two years after he left service. He was married September 13, 1864 to Mary Ellen Loomis who was born in Stoddard, New Hampshire to William F. Loomis and Nancy Green Loomis.

He moved to Keene, New Hampshire in 1865. He worked there as a teamster and then became a fireman on the railroad, being pro­moted to en­gineer after a time. After remaining four years on the railroad he began work for Beaver Mills in Keene, driving a team for them for nine years before retirement active life several years ago.

In 1877 he joined Beaver Brook Lodge No. 36, Odd Fellows, and he also affiliated with John Sedgewick Post, No. G, Grand Army of the Republic of Keene. Mary Ellen Loomis died December 24, 1910. In 1914 he lived at Keene.

Children born to George Milan Gowen and Mary Ellen Loomis Gowen include:

William Loomis Gowen born July 4, 1865
George Burton Gowen born March 7, 1867
Fred Alonzo Gowen born August 21, 1869
Ernest Milan Gowen born March 27, 1872
Loomis Clinton Gowen born September 13, 1875
Earl Henry Gowen born July 11, 1878
Mary Imogene Gowen born July 27, 1880

William Loomis Gowen, son of George Milan Gowen and Mary Ellen Loomis Gowen, was born July 4, 1865. He was married in November 1890 to Hattie Blanchard. He became a farmer at Acworth.

Children born to William Loomis Gowen and Hattie Blanchard include:

Fred Gowen born about 1892

George Burton Gowen, son of George Milan Gowen and Mary Ellen Loomis Gowen, was born March 7, 1867 at Langdon, New Hampshire. He went to school at Keene and worked there as an apprentice in the telegraph office. He was later employed in the railroad depot at South Acton, Massachusetts for two years. At the age of 19, he was appointed the train dispatcher in Boston on the Fitchburg Railroad and continued in that post for 19 years. He was married January 13, 1886 to Carrie Hayward of South Acton. She was a daughter of Cyrus Hayward and Mary Pettingill Edwards Hayward.

In 1901 he was appointed trainmaster at Rutland, Vermont where he continued in 1914. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Fitchburg and the Universalist Church.

One son was born to George Burton Gowen and Carrie Hayward Gowen:

Carroll Alvin Gowen born May 24, 1888

Carroll Alvin Gowen, son of George Burton Gowen and Carrie Hayward Gowen, was born May 24, 1888 at South Acton.

Fred Alonzo Gowen, son of George Milan Gowen and Mary Ellen Loomis Gowen, was born August 21, 1869. He was married May 18, 1893 to Jennie B. Eagles. In 1914 they lived in Waverly, Massachusetts where he was employed as a railroad engineer.

Children born to Fred Alonzo Gowen and Jennie B. Eagles Gowen include:

Burton Walter Gowen born about 1895
George Niles Gowen born about 1897
Daniel Gowen born about 1899
Robert Gowen born about 1902
Evelyn Gowen born about 1905
May Gowen born about 1909

Ernest Milan Gowen, son of George Milan Gowen and Mary Ellen Loomis Gowen, was born March 27, 1872. He died August 9, 1872.

Loomis Clinton Gowen, son of George Milan Gowen, was born September 13, 1875 in Keene, New Hampshire, according to “New England Families.” He became a telegraph operator for the Boston & Maine Railway and was stationed at Lynn, Mas­sachusetts for a time. Later he was transferred to Boston where he worked for the railroad eight years. He was married October 26, 1904 to Minnie Belle Cressey who was born March 11, 1873. to

In 1907 he went to Mankato, Minnesota where he dealt in real estate. He retired in 1909 and returned to Keene where he was living in 1913. No children were born to Loomis Clinton Gowen and Minnie Belle Cressey Gowen.

Earl Henry Gowen, son of George Milan Gowen and Mary Ellen Loomis Gowen, was born July 11, 1878. In 1914, he a railroad man lived in Charlestown, Massachusetts.

Mary Imogene Gowen, daughter of George Milan Gowen and Mary Ellen Loomis Gowen, was born July 27, 1880. She died August 25, 1883.

Harriet A. Gowen, daughter of George Metcalf Gowen and Hannah Permelia Chase Gowen, was born about 1842 in Alstead. She was married about 1860, husband’s name Ruddy and lived in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Lydia A. Gowen, daughter of George Metcalf Gowen and Hannah Permelia Chase Gowen, was born about 1843 at Alstead. She was married about 1866 to John Rogers. In 1914 they lived in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Frank Gowen, twin son of George Metcalf Gowen and Hannah Permelia Chase Gowen, was born about 1845 at Alstead. In 1914 he was living in Warwick, Massachusetts.

Frances Gowen, twin daughter of George Metcalf Gowen and Permelia Chase Gowen, was born about 1845 at Alstead.

Charles R. Gowen, son of George Metcalf Gowen and Permelia Chase Gowen, was born at Alstead about 1847. He was married February 2, 1869 at Franklin to Kate M. Hills. In 1914 they continued at Franklin. Children born to Charles R. Gowen and Kate M. Hills Gowen are unknown.

Emily A. Gowen, daughter of George Metcalf Gowen and Hannah Permelia Chase Gowen, was born about 1850. She was married about 1869 to Charles Emerson. In 1914 they lived in South Acworth, New Hampshire.

Charles M. Gowen, son of Luther Gowen and Hannah Elvira Metcalf Gowen, was born at Franklin December 22, 1819. He was married there June 10, 1841 to Harriet Phillips.

Horace Gowen, son of Luther Gowen and Elvira Metcalf Gowen, was born at Franklin April 30, 1822.
==O==
Anthony Gowen was married to Rebecca Pierce March 20, 1806 by Rev. John Lathrop, D.D, according to “Boston Marriages” compiled by Edward McGlenen. Children born to Anthony Gowen and Rebecca Pierce Gowen are unknown.
==O==
Charles Gowen, a farmer and Charles R. Gowen, a carpenter, were shown as residents of Franklin, Massachusetts in the 1890 city directory. Both lived at 5 Pleasant Street.
==O==
Elizabeth Gowen was married to Samuel Bemis July 4, 1779, according to “Boston Marriages.”
==O==
Lemuel Gowen was married January 5, 1709 to Sarah Mountfort by Rev. Benjamin Wadsworth, according to “Boston Marriages” compiled by Edward McGlenen. Children born to Lemuel Gowen and Sarah Mountfort Gowen are unknown.
==O==
Lydia Gowen, who was born in 1733 of parents unknown, died in Boston in February 1813 at age 80.
==O==
Thomas W. Gowen was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Norfolk County, page 97, living in Taunton, Massachusetts.
==O==
William Gowen died in Dorchester, Massachusetts September 13, 1808, at age 59, according to the September 14, 1808 edi­tion of the “Columbia Centinel.”
==O==
Charles Darrow Gowing was born about 1904 at Brookline, Massachusetts of parents unknown. He was graduated from Country Day School of Brookline and from Harvard College in 1928. He received an architectural degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He was married about 1926 to Ann Locke. At the outbreak of World War II, he joined the Manhattan Project, unaware that its goal was to produce an atomic bomb. Working in guarded, boarded-up quarters at the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts he designed the cyclotron building where the first A-bomb was assembled. He designed a chapel and classroom buildings at Boston College in the 1960s.

Later he was remarried to Mrs. Elizabeth Stuart Pratt and lived in Beacon Hill. They owned another home at Cushing, Maine. He died of pneumonia in Massachusetts General Hospital March 31, 1990 at the age of 85, according to his obituary in the “Boston Globe.” He was buried in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

He was a member of the Society of Colonial Wars and the American Institute of Architects.

No children were born to Charles Darrow Gowing and Elizabeth Stuart Pratt Gowing. Children born to Charles Darrow Gowing and Anne Locke Gowing include:

David Gowing born about 1928
Jeremy Gowing born about 1931

David Gowing, son of Charles Darrow Gowing and Anne Locke Gowing, was born about 1928 in Massachusetts. He was graduated from medical school and was practicing in Salem, Oregon in 1990.

Jeremy Gowing, son of Charles Darrow Gowing and Anne Locke Gowing, was born about 1931. In 1990 he lived in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.
==O==
William Gowing was married to Abigail Sawyer June 23, 1806 by Rev. William Emerson, according to “Boston Marriages.” Children born to William Gowing and Abigail Sawyer Gowing are unknown.
==O==
John McGowen was married November 25, 1779 to Esther Frazier, according to “Boston, Massachusetts Marriages, 1700-1809.” Children born to John McGowen and Esther Frazier McGowen are unknown.

PLYMOUTH COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS

Calib Gowen was enumerated in the 1830 census of Plymouth County, page 218 as a “white male, 20-30” living in Hingham, Massachusetts.
==O==
George F. Gowen, an airfreight agent for American Airlines, lived in Brockton, Massachusetts, according to the 1958 city directory of Boston.
==O==
Edward Gowns served as a Revolutionary soldier, according to “Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files” abstracted by Virgil D. White.

Edward Gowns was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1790 census of Plymouth County, according to “Heads of Families, Massachusetts, 1790:”

“Gowns, Edward white male over 16
white female
white male under 16
white female
white male under 16”

Susannah Gowns, widow of Edward Gowns received Bounty Land Warrant No. 11392-160-55 on the basis of his military service.
==O==
Gowen White “of Scituate” and Elizabeth Ward “were marryed the xvth of October 1638, according to “Records of the Col-ony of New Plymouth Colony, 1633-1689.”

The entry was made in “Marriages in the Court Orders,” page 286.

Pvt. Gowen White served in the militia company of Scituate, Massachusetts in 1643, according to “Pierce’s Colonial List: Civilian, Military & Professional List of Plymouth and Rhode Island Colonies.”

Other members of the Scituate company include:

Charles Chauncey Christopher Winter Peter Collamore
Thomas Hanford Henry Merritt William Wills
Robert Hayward John Merritt Samuel Fuller
Ralph Clemes Isaac Chittenden Isaac Buck
Nathaniel Mote Joseph Coleman William Hatch
Henry Advard John Whitcomb Walter Hatch
William Parker Thomas Lapham Harke Luse
John Hallett Edmund Eddenden Thomas Clay
Gowen White Thomas Hyland Goodman Read [Reed]
William Perry John Rogers Thomas Robinson
Thomas Ensign Richard Curtis Ephriam Kempton
George Willard William Curtis Ephriam Kempton, jr.
Richard_____ Joseph Tilden Walter Woodworth
Walter Briggs Thomas Tilden Isaac Stedman
John Wadfield * George Sutton George Moore
Thomas Allen * Simon Sutton * William Vassell
James Cudworth * Richard Gannett * Resolve White
John Hewes * Thomas Pynson * John Vassell
John Whistons * William Randall * Willilam Pakes
Nicholas Wade * William Hatch * Jacob____
John Tilton * John Lewis * Thomas King
Thomas Symons *Thomas Wyborne * ____Wetherell
Edward Foster * John Winter * Thomas Bryd
Thomas Rawlins * Humphrey Turner * Edward Jenkins
Thoma Rawlins,jr * John Turner * George Kendrick
Robert Brelles * John Turner * ___Garratt
John Witherden * John Hews * Henry Mason
John Beamont * John Williams * Elisha Bisbee
Richard Toute * John Williams,jr * John Bryant
George ____ * Edward Williams * John Hatch
Thomas Tarte * James Cushman * John Stockbridge
John Dammon * James Till * Robert Stetson
John Hammon * Jeremie____ * ___Glass

Gowen White, “one of the Conihasset partners,” gave a deed to William Randall of Scituate December 22, 1658, according to Plymouth Colony Deed Book, page 50-53”

“A certaine Dwelling house, together with a certaine tract of upland and a p’cell of Meddow land . . . in Consideration of a sufficient sume of money in full Satisfaction to me.”

The deed was recorded in 1660.

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