084 Suffolk Co, Massachusetts

SUFFOLK COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS

James Going of Lunenberg, Massachusetts, was married to Abigail Hill about 1720 according to “History of Dublin, New Hampshire.” Abigail Hill Going was born August 31, 1700.
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Mrs. Sarah Going “died in Boston Wednesday, aged 52 years,” according to the June 2, 1821 edition of “Columbia Centinel.”
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Aaron Gowan was born in 1826, probably in Boston, Mas­sachusets. He enlisted December 24, 1861 in Company B, Twenty-Eighth Massachusetts Infantry Regiment as a private. He was listed as a teamster, age 35, from Boston.
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In a list of officers of regiments raised for the defense of Boston in 1776 was included ____ Gowen, a surgeon, according to “Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War” Volume 6. He served in Col. Nicholas Dike’s regiment. He was commissioned August 16, 1776.
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Frederick Arthur Gowen was born in Boston July 8, 1923. He was married in 1953. In 1960 Dr. Frederick Arthur Gowen lived in Lincoln, Nebraska where he taught in the horticulture department at the University of Nebraska.
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John Gowen had a hard time adjusting to Army life. His Massachusetts State Regiment of Train of Artillery consisted of 10 companies raised for the defense of Boston in April 1776 under the command of Lt. Col. Paul Revere. The regiment took part in the Battle of Tiverton, Rhode Island shortly after the beginning of the Revolutionary War, and John Gowen thrived on that kind of action.

But the regiment was back on Castle Island in Boston Harbor in 1777 doing garrison duty—and he hated every minute of it. It was nothing but marching, close order drill and standing guard duty in disagreeable weather. And to make matters worse his company had Sgt. Griffith, a spit-and-polish, by-the-book regular army man. Foot-slogging around a parade ground was no way to win a war, and John Gowen dropped out whenever possible.

To make matters worse, Sgt. Griffith had confiscated his bottle of whiskey during a surprise inspection! That was the last straw!

Once, at the end of a particularly galling day, when Sgt. Griffith was bent over a camp table, intently polishing his musket, a chunk of firewood came whistling out of the shadows and hit him in the back with a thud. Despite the pain, he turned just in time to see a shadowy figure disappear in the darkness.

The next morning John Gowen was on report. “Prt. John Gowin” was charged in a court martial “for being drunk, deserting a file of men and abusing Sgt. Griffith.”

Lt. Col. Paul Revere who made the “midnight ride” presided over the trial. He raced his horse on the night of April 18, 1775 to warn the Boston area that “the British are coming.” His feat was immortalized in a ballad written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The next morning on Lexington Green “the embattled farmers stood and fired the shot heard ‘round the world.”

Two years earlier, Paul Revere had donned Indian regalia and joined 50 other patriots in the Boston Tea Party. The “Indians” boarded a ship in the harbor and threw its cargo of tea overboard to protest Parliament’s policy of “taxation without representation.”

Later during the war, the British captured and occupied Newport, Rhode Island. Col. Revere’s artillery was attached to a land force under Gen. John Sullivan to drive the British out of Newport in August 1778. The French Navy under the Comte d’Estaing was to combine with Gen. Sullivan to dislodge the English.

Before the French troops could be landed, however a British Fleet appeared in the Bay, and d’Estaing halted the landing and set out in pursuit. Two days later, before the fleets actually engaged, a powerful storm erupted and dispersed the adversaries.

The American ground forces, now lacking French assistance, were forced to retreat from the island. At Butt’s Hill they fought a strong rear guard action that became known as the Battle of Rhode Island. It was in this battle that a battalion of freed Negro slaves distinguished itself with the support of Pvt. John Gowen’s artillery company.

After a long, frustrating march, Col. Revere’s artillery was back on Castle Island in Boston Harbor in March 1779, and Pvt. John Gowen was again being oppressed by Sgt. Griffith.

At the end of the war, the artillery regiment was disbanded, and Pvt. John Gowen, returned to civilian life and got married.

John Gowen was enumerated in Franklin, Massachusetts in Suffolk County as the head of a household in the 1790 census:

“Gowen, John one male over 16
one female
one male under 16”

The Court Martial . . . ?

At the end of the trial on September 6, 1777, Col. Revere announced that there was “insufficient evidence to convict Pvt. Gowin,” and he was returned to duty [and in agitating Sgt. Griffith.]
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Dr. Thomas Gowing was born in 1734, according to “The Richardson Memorial.” He came from Lynn to Leominster, Massachusetts about to succeed Dr. Jacob Peabody in his medical practice. He was married to Esther Richardson January 17, 1763 at Leominster, Massachusetts, according to Leominster marriage records.

Esther Richardson Gowing was born to James Richardson and Sarah Fowle Richardson in Leominster about 1736. In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Gowing represented Leominster in the state legislature in 1796, 1797 and 1798. He practiced medicine in Leominster for about 40 years and died there in 1800, age 66. His widow died February 7, 1812 at age 78.

One child was born to them:

Esther Gowing born September 10, 1778

Esther Gowing, daughter of Dr. Thomas Gowing and Esther Richardson Gowing, was born September 10, 1778 at Leomin­ster. She was married about 1798 to Col. Israel Nichols of Leominster. She died January 1, 1852 in her 74th year.
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Austin C. Gowen, a salesman for Kennedy’s, Inc., lived in Boston in 1958, according to the city directory.
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Brian P. Gowen, a caption writer for the “Boston American” lived at 27 College Avenue, according to the 1958 city directory of Boston.
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Earl E. Gowen, a teacher at Grover Cleveland School, and his wife, Madeline E. Gowen, lived at 144 Foster, Brighton, Mas­sachusetts, according to the 1958 city directory of Boston.
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Ernest L. Gowen, a shipper, and his wife, Elivor S. Gowen, lived at 42 Fox, Dorchester, Massachusetts, according to the 1958 city directory of Boston.
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Fred L. Gowen, Jr, an instructor at Boston University, lived at 124 Euclid Avenue, Lynn, Masssachusetts, according to the 1958 city directory of Boston. In 1964 Fred L. Gowen, Jr., an employee of General Electric River Works, and his wife Edna L. Gowen, lived at 174 Euclid in Lynn, according to the Boston city directory.
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Ethel M. Gowen, a clerk in the office of Massachusetts Register of Motor Vehicles, lived at 83 Curtis Street, Somerville, Massachusetts, according to the 1958 city direc­tory of Boston.
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Harold B. Gowen and his wife Elizabeth E. Litchfield Gowen were residents of Boston in 1924 when a son was born to them. Children born to them include:

Richard L. Gowen born February 24, 1924
Mildred Gowen born about 1927
Kenneth Gowen born about 1930

Richard L. Gowen, son of Harold B. Gowen and Elizabeth E. Litchfield Gowen, was born in Boston February 24, 1924. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army in the Eu­ropean, North African and Middle Eastern theatres. He was awarded the Bronze Star “for exemplary conduct in ground combat against the armed enemy on December 24, 1944” in the European theatre.

He was married about 1950 to Mrs. Helen E. “Chickie” Gal­lagher Donnelly. He worked for 45 years in the maintenance department of the Brookline, Massachusetts Public School De­partment until his retire­ment in 1987. In 1967 he removed his homehold to Medway, Massachusetts. He died there August 3, 1992 at his home. He was buried in Walnut Hills Cemetery in Brookline. No children were born to him.

Mildred Gowen, daughter of Harold B. Gowen and Elizabeth E. Litchfield Gowen, was born about 1927. She was married about 1950, husband’s name Wilson. In 1992 Mildred Gowen Wilson lived in Long Beach, California.

Kenneth Gowen, son of Harold B. Gowen and Elizabeth E. Litchfield Gowen, was born about 1930. In 1992 he lived in Houston, Texas.
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Louise Gowen, housekeeper at Hotel Lucerne, lived at 99 Washington, Charlestown, Massachusetts, according to the 1958 city directory of Boston.
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Madelon M. Gowen, teacher at Cary School, “boards at 49 Williams,” according to the 1890 and 1892 city directories of Chelsea, Massachusetts.
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Marguerite L. Gowen was born in 1909 in Medway, Massachusetts of parents unknown.

Marguerite L. Gowen, clerk at Long Island Hospital, lived at 203 Atlantic Avenue, Quincy, Massachusetts, according to the 1958 city directory of Boston.
Marguerite L. Gowen died at age 88 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, according to her obituary which was published October 6, 1997 in “The Patriot Ledger” of Quincy, Massachusetts.

“Marguerite L. Gowen, 88, of Quincy, a retired librarian, died Saturday at the Life Care Center of Plymouth after a long illness. Miss Gowen had been a librarian in the medical records department of Long Island Hospital.

She was born and educated in Medway and also lived in Roslindale. She is survived by a sister, Mary H. Gowen Rockwood of Quincy; a nephew, John Rockwood of Plymouth; a niece, Phyllis Rockwood of Indianapolis. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Medway.”
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Richard H. Gowen, owner of Gowen’s Pharmacy, and his wife, Genevieve M. Gowen, lived in Swampscott, Massachusetts, according to the 1964 city directory of Lynn.
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Ebenezer Gowin of Lunenburg wrote his will in 1781, according to Worcester County records.
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James Gowing, of Scotch ancestry, was born January 18, 1736 of parents unknown. He was married about 1775 to Lydia Wellman, of Welsh ancestry, who was born May 7, 1735.

In 1763 James Gowing and Lydia Wellman were living in Lynnfield, Massachusetts, according to “History of Dublin, New Hampshire” by Rev. Levi W. Leonard published in 1920.

James Gowing and Lydia Wellman Gowing removed to Jaffrey, New Hampshire prior to 1777. James Gowing died June 6, 1805. Lydia Wellman Gowing died January 4, 1826, probably at Jaffrey.

Children born to James Gowing and Lydia Wellman Gowing include:

Lydia Gowing born August 13, 1760
Samuel Gowing born January 6, 1762
James Gowing, Jr. born April 16, 1763
Benjamin Gowing born January 4, 1765
William Gowing born March 1, 1767
Azel Gowing born June 10, 1769
Levi Gowing born May 16, 1771
Rosannah Gowing born May 10,, 1773
Simeon Gowing born July 3, 1775 [twin]
Tizrah Gowing born July 3, 1775 [twin]
Joseph Gowing born December 12, 1777
Esther Gowing born June 27, 1780

Lydia Gowing, daughter of James Gowing and Lydia Wellman Gowing, was born August 13, 1760, probably in Lynnfield. She was married to Joab Evleth in 1794. Five children were born to Joab Evleth and Lydia Gowing Evleth.

Lydia Gowing Evleth died September 30, 1830, and Joab Evleth died August 29, 1847.

Samuel Gowing, son of James Gowing and Lydia Wellman Gowing, was born January 6, 1762. He was married about 1785 to Betsy Hill. Samuel Gowing and Betsy Hill Gowing removed to Vermont, before 1853.

James Gowing, Jr., son of James Gowing and Lydia Wellman Gowing, was born at Lynnfield, April 16, 1763, according to “History of Dublin, New Hampshire.” James Gowing, Jr. settled in Dublin, New Hampshire in 1788 on lots 6 and 7, range 2.

He was married in 1792 to Abigail Greenwood, born April 27, 1774, daughter of Moses Greenwood, Sr. Following her death January 10, 1817, he was remarried to Mrs. Lucy Wilder of Keene, New Hampshire in February 1818.

James Gowing, Jr. died January 15, 1836, according to his tombstome in Dublin Cemetery.

Children born to James Gowing, Jr. and Abigail Greenwood Gowing include:

Anna Gowing born May 20, 1793
Elmira Gowing born November 21, 1794
Moses Greenwood Gowing June 25, 1797
Almerin Gowing born October 1, 1799
Harriet Gowing born about 1801
Lyman Gowing born about 1803
Betsey Gowing born September 22, 1805
James Gowing born about 1807
Jonathan Gowing born about 1809
Abigail Greenwood Gowing born May 15, 1811
James Gowing born about 1812
Harriet Gowing born March 4, 1814

Children born to James Gowing, Jr. and Lucy Wilder Gowing include:

James R. Gowing born December 14, 1818

Anna Gowing, daughter of James Gowing and Abigail Green­wood Gowing, was born May 20, 1793, according to “History of Dublin New Hampshire.” She was married about 1820 to Col. Rufus Piper, who was a resident of Dublin, New Hampshire. He died March 4, 1874 age 83. She died April 24, 1885, age 91 years, 11 months. Both were buried in Dublin Cemetery.

Children born to Col. Rufus Piper and Anna Gowing Piper in­clude:

Henry Curtis Piper born February 1, 1823

Henry Curtis Piper, son of Col. Rufus Piper and Anna Gowing Piper, was born February 1, 1823, at Dublin. He was later re­ferred to as a captain.

Elmira Gowing, daughter of James Gowing, Jr. and Abigail Greenwood Gowing, was born November 21, 1794, according to “History of Dublin, New Hampshire.” She was married about 1814 to Jackson Greenwood, as his first wife. He was the son of Isaac Greenwood. He was born May 4, 1796 in Dublin and died in 1872. She died May 11, 1895.

Two children were born to Jackson Greenwood and Elmira Gowing Greenwood.

Jackson Greenwood, age 54, born in New Hampshire appeared as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Chesshire County, New Hampshire. His wife, perhaps his second, Hannah Greenwood, age 40, born in New Hampshire, also appeared.

Moses Greenwood, son of James Gowing Jr. and Abigail Greenwood Gowing and a namesake of his maternal grandfa­ther, was born June 25, 1797, in Dublin. He was married March 17, 1824 to Lucy Derby, born November 27, 1801. She was the daughter of Samuel Derby. Moses Greenwood Gowing and Lucy Derby Gowing lived in Dublin “where Miss Adele Thayer’s house stands,” according to “History of Dublin, New Hampshire.”

Moses Greenwood Gowing appeared as the head of a household in 1850 census of Chesshire County, New Hampshire.

The household was enumerated as:

“Gowing, Moses G. 51, born in NH
Lucy 48, born in NH
Betsey M. 25, born in NH
Calvin C. 18, born in NH”

Moses Greenwood Gowing died September 11, 1860 and Lucy Derby Gowing died October 13, 1884.

Children born to Moses Greenwood Gowing and Lucy Derby Gowing include:

Maria B. Gowing born March 16, 1825
Lucy Gowing born June 7, 1827
Calvin Clark Gowing born August 14, 1831

Maria B. Gowing, daughter of Moses Greenwood Gowing and Lucy Derby Gowing, was born March 16, 1825, probably at Dublin. She appeared as a 25-year old in the household of her father in the 1850 census of Chesshire County, New Hamp­shire.

Lucy Gowing, daughter of Moses Greenwood Gowing anf Lucy Derby Gowing, ws born June 7, 1827, probably at Dublin. She died six days later, June 13, 1827.

Calvin Clark Gowing, son of Moses Greenwood Gowing and Lucy Derby Gowing, was born August 14, 1831, probably at Dublin. He appeared as an 18-year old in the household of his father in the 1850 census of Chesshire County, New Hamp­shire. He was married about 1864, wife’s name E. Maria. She was born in 1843. E. Maria Gowing died January 27, 1867 at age 33 years, 5 months, according to her tombstone in Dublin Cemetery.

Almerin Gowing, son of James Gowing, Jr. and Abigail Greenwood Gowing, was born October 1, 1799, at Dublin. He was married September 19, 1826 to Sarah “Sally” Sanders, daughter of Samuel Sanders, according to “History of Dublin, New Hampshire.” Sarah “Sally” Sanders was born in Jaffery August 9, 1806.

Almerin Gowing became the captain of a militia company. He was a selectman at, Dublin in 1837. He was a member of The First Congregationalist Church in Dublin in 1850.

He appeared as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Chesshire County:

“Gowing, Almerin 50, born in New Hampshire
Sally 43, born in New Hampshire
George A. 22, born in New Hampshire
Ellen A. 17, born in New Hampshire
Elbridge J. 12, born in New Hampshire
Adelainde L. 8, born in New Hampshire”

Sarah “Sally” Sanders Gowing died August 18, 1877, at age 71, according to her tombstone in Dublin Cemetery. Almerin Gowing died September 9, 1882, at age “82 years, 11 months,” according to his tombstone in Dublin Cemetery.

Children born to Almerin Gowing and Sarah “Sally” Sanders Gowing include:

George Almerin Gowing born December 8, 1827
Elizabeth Melville Gowing born July 13, 1829
Ellen A. Gowing born December 10, 1832
Elbridge Joseph Gowing born Jan. 26, 1838 [twin]
Albert James Gowing born Jan. 26, 1838 [twin]
Adelaide L. Gowing born March 8, 1842

George Almerin Gowing, son of Almerin Gowing and Sarah “Sally” Sanders Gowing , was born at Dublin December 8, 1827, according to “History of Dublin, New Hampshire.” He was listed in the 1850 census of Chesshire County, as a 22- year old living in his father’s household. He was married October 15, 1850 to Lydia Sheldon Perry, who was born in Dublin March 31, 1829, the daughter of Benjamin Perry and Susan Sheldon Perry. He became a farmer and the proprietor of a livery stable at the rear of his residence in Dublin and his sons, Clifford Gowing and Clesson Elbridge Gowing continued it after his death.

George Almerin Gowing enlisted in Peterborough Cavalry July 28, 1876. He opened a boarding house at Dublin about 1878. He was a member of the Sexton Church in 1870.

George Almerin Gowing died June 21, 1911 at Dublin, according to his tombstone in Dublin Cemetery.

Lydia Sheldon Perry Gowing was “Still living as these pages go to the press, beloved by a large circle of friends,” according to “History of Dublin, New Hampshire.”

Children born to George Almerin Gowing and Lydia Sheldon Perry Gowing include:

Ellen Gowing born August 9, 1851
Clifford Gowing born October 2, 1858
Clesson Elbridge Gowing born November 15, 1865

Ellen Gowing, daughter of George Almerin Gowing and Lydia Sheldon Gowing, was born at Dublin, August 9, 1851, accord­ing to “History of Dublin, New Hampshire.”

She was married in Dublin to Milton Dexter Mason, Esquire June 11, 1871. He was postmaster and representative to Gen­eral C. T. Court 1917-1918.

Children born to Milton Dexter Mason and Ellen Gowing Ma­son include:

Florence Gowing born December 16, 1871

Florence Gowing, daughter of Dexter Mason Gowing and Ellen Gowing Mason, was born December 16, 1871. She was married February 3, 1891 and of this union three children were born. Nothing more is known of this individual or descendents.

Clifford Gowing, son of George Almerin Gowing and Lydia Sheldon Perry Gowing, was born at Dublin October 2, 1858, according to “History of Dublin, New Hampshire.” He was married about 1880 to Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” Hardy, who was born in Peterborough, New Hampshire July 30, 1860.

Clifford Gowing enlisted May 13, 1879 in Peterborough Cav­alry as bugler and first sergeant. He was, later promoted to first lieutenant.

Clifford Gowing was a farmer and the operator of livery stable in Dublin. He was a selectman from 1896 to 1900 and chair­man of the selectman of Dublin in 1901. He was a representa­tive in 1902 and moderator in 1913, 1914, 1915, and 1916. School trustree in 1915.

Mary Elizabeth Hardy Gowing died in Peterborough, New Hampshire March 4, 1912, according to her tombstone in Dublin Cemetery.

Children born to Clifford Gowing and Mary Elizabeth Hardy Gowing include:

Marguerite Gowing born February 9, 1881

Marguerita Gowing, daughter of Clifford Gowing and Mary Elizabeth Hardy Gowing, was born February 9, 1881 “at H” [perhaps Harrisville, New Hampshire], according to “History of Dublin, New Hampshire.” She was married January 1, 1900 to Marshall Ellon Willard. Four daughters were born to them. Nothing more is known of this individual or her descendents.

Clesson Elbridge Gowing, son of George Almerin Gowing and Lydia Sheldon Perry Gowing, was born in Dublin, November 15, 1865, according to “History of Dublin, New Hampshire.” He was married about 1890 to Mary Kate McIntosh, daughter of Ebenezer W. McIntosh and Ruth A. Vose McIntosh.

Clesson Elbridge Gowing was a member of the Dublin Town Improvement Society in 1898. He was member of the Dublin School Board in 1910. She was a member of the school board in 1903. Clesson Elbrigde Gowing lived in Dublin where he operated a livery stable and a garage.

Children born to Clesson Elbridge Gowing and Mary Kate McIntosh Gowing include:

Almerin M. Gowing born March 19, 1896.

Almerin M. Gowing, son of Clesson Elbridge Gowing and Mary Kate McIntosh Gowing, was born March 19, 1896, ac­cording to “History of Dublin, New Hampshire.” He enlisted February 5, 1918, as a signal corps, U. S. Army, single. He was promoted to corporal in 1919 before going over seas. He was an art student at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, in 1920.

Elizabeth Melville Gowing, daughter of Almerin Gowing and Sarah “Sally” Sanders Gowing, was born at Dublin July 13, 1829. She was married in Dublin September 29, 1846 to Jonas Brooks Piper, Jr, son of Jonas Brooks Piper. The groom was born at Dublin, March 30, 1821, according to “History of the Town of Lexington, Massachusetts,” Volume 2, page 541, by Charles Hudson. She joined the Dublin Congregational Church May 5, 1867.

Jonas Brooks Piper, Jr. was a shoemaker, farmer and mechanic. He served on the school board at Peterborough for one term.

Jonas Brooks Piper, Jr. died at Peterborough, New Hampshire September 3, 1910 and Elizabeth Melville Gowing Piper died at Peterborough October 28, 1910. Both were buried in Dublin Cemetery.

Children born to Jonas Brooks Piper and Elizabeth Melville Gowing Piper include:

George Almerin Piper born January 1, 1851
Granville Edwin Piper born June 27, 1853
Charles Elbridge Piper [twin] born April 19, 1857
[son, twin] born April 19, 1857
[daughter] born December 30, 1862
Fred Smith Piper born September 21, 1867

Fred Smith Piper, son of Jonas Brooks Piper and Elizabeth Melville Gowing Piper, was born at Dublin November 21, 1867, according to “History of the Town of Lexington, Mas­sachusetts.”

Ellen A. Gowing, daughter of Almerin Gowing and Sarah “Sally” Sanders Gowing, was born December 10, 1832 at Dublin, according to “History of Dublin, New Hampshire.” She was married to Joseph Granville Evleth October 15, 1850. He was born February 13, 1824, the son of Joseph Evleth. He died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania March 6, 1866. She died July 26, 1904.

Elbridge Joseph Gowing, twin son of Almerin Gowing and Sarah “Sally” Sanders Gowing, was born January 26, 1838. He appeared in the 1850 census of Chessire County, as a 12-year old living in the household of his father. He enlisted at age 23 in Company K, 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry Corps September 2, 1861. He was taken prisoner at Sulphur Springs, Virginia October 12, 1863, remained imprisoned near Richmond, Virginia until March 4, 1864 and then transferred to notorious Andersonville Prison until released April 28, 1865, when captured he was an orderly sergeant in command of his company.

Albert James Gowing, twin son of Almerin Gowing and Sarah “Sally” Sanders Gowing, was born January 26, 1838, according to “History of Dublin, New Hampshire.” He died three week later February 18, 1838, according to his tombstone in Dublin Cemetery.

Adelaide “Addie” Gowing, daughter of Almerin Gowing and Sarah “Sally” Sanders Gowing, was born March 8, 1842. She died unmarried November 20, 1863 at “age 21 years, 8 months, and 21 days” according to her tombstone in Dublin Cemetery.

Harriet Gowing, daughter of James Gowing, Jr. and Abigail Greenwood Gowing, was born about 1801. She died in in­fancy.

Lyman Gowing, son of James Gowing, Jr. and Abigail Green­wood Gowing, was born about 1803. He died in infancy.

Betsey Gowing, daughter of James Gowing, Jr. and Abigail Greenwood Gowing, was born September 22, 1805 at Dublin. She was married October 19, 1824 to Samuel Twitchell, III. Samuel Twitchell, III and Betsey Gowing Twitchell lived in Pe­terborough, New Hampshire. She died March 29, 1851. Six children were born to this union.

James Gowing, son of James Gowing, Jr. and Abigail Green­wood Gowing, was born about 1807 in Dublin. He died in in­fancy.

Jonathan Gowing, son of James Gowing, Jr. and Abigail Greenwood Gowing, was born about 1809 in Dublin. He died in infancy.

Abigail Greenwood Gowing, daughter of James Gowing, Jr. and Abigail Greenwood Gowing, was born May 15, 1811 in Dublin, according to “History of New Hampshire.” She was married May 27, 1835 to Col. Charles Whitney Pierce. She died in Dublin March 10, 1890. Twelve children were born to them. They moved from Jaffery to Dublin in 1838 where he was a manufacturer of woodenware.

James Gowing, son of James Gowing, Jr. and Abigail Green­wood Gowing, was born about 1812 at Dublin. He died in in­fancy.

Harriet Gowing, daughter of James Gowing Jr. and Abigail Greenwood Gowing, was born March 4, 1814, according to “History of Dublin, New Hampshire.” She died unmarried June 4, 1859.

James R. Gowing, son of James Gowing, Jr. and Lucy Wilder Gowing, was born December 14, 1818, according to “History of Dublin, New Hampshire.” He died at age 24 in Boston, September 7, 1842.

Benjamin Gowing, son of James Gowing and Lydia Wellman Gowing, was born January 4, 1765, probably at Lynnfield. He was married about 1790 to Polly Emery at Jaffery, New Hampshire in Cheshire County. Benjamin Gowing and Polly Emery Gowing later moved to Vermont.

William Gowing, son of James Gowing and Lydia Wellman Gowing, was born March 1, 1767, probably at Lynnfield. He was brought to Jaffery by his parents prior to 1777. He was married about 1800 to Abigail Miller and lived in Peterborough. William Gowing died in October 1854. Children born to William Gowing and Abigail Miller Gowing are unknown.

Azel Gowing, son of James Gowing and Lydia Wellman Gowing, was born June 10, 1769, probably in Lynnfield. He was brought to Jaffrey by his parents prior to 1777.

He was married about 1790 to Nancy Taggart and continued to live in Jaffrey. Following the death of Nancy Taggart Gowing, Azel Gowing was remarried to Betsey Gibson. Azel Gowing and Betsy Gibson Gowing removed to New York state, according to “History of Dublin, New Hampshire.”
Children born to Azel 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, probably in Lynnfield. He was brought to Jaffrey by his parents prior to 1777. He was married about 1795 to Achsah Hill. Levi Gowing and Achsah Hill Gowing later removed to Vermont.

Rosannah Gowing, daughter of James Gowing and Lydia Wellman Gowing, was born May 10, 1773, probably in Lynnfield. She was brought to Jaffrey by her parents prior to 1777. She was married to Oliver Hale. Oliver Hale and Rosannah Gowing Hale later removed to Vermont.

Simeon Gowing, twin son of James Gowing and Lydia Wellman Gowing, was born July 3, 1775, probably in Jaffrey. He was married about 1800 to Mary Frost. Simeon Gowing and Mary Frost Gowing later removed to Vermont.

Tizrah Gowing, a twin daughter of James Gowing and Lydia Wellman Gowing, was born July 3, 1775, probably at Jaffrey. She was married about 1793 to Samuel White. Samuel White and Tizrah Gowing White made their home in Peterborough.

Joseph Gowing, son of James Gowing and Lydia Wellman Gowing, was born December 12, 1777, probably at Jaffrey. He was married November 17, 1807 to Hephzibah Fairbanks, daughter of Asa Fairbanks. She was born March 31, 1785.

He settled in Dublin in 1806 on lots 6 and 7, range 2, purchased from his brother, William Gowing. He was a steward in the Masonic Lodge of Dublin in 1815. He was a captain in Dublin Grenadier Regiment.

Joseph Gowing died January 26, 1838, according to his tomb­stone in Dublin Cemetery. Hephzibah Fairbanks Gowing died October 13, 1843.

Children born to Joseph Gowing and Hepzibah Fairbanks Gowing include:

Asa Fairbanks Gowing born December 8, 1808
Joseph M. Gowing born April 8, 1810
Zaman A. Gowing born November 10, 1811
Louisa Hepzibah Gowing born June 7, 1814
Anna Abigail Gowing born March 21, 1817
Charles Wellman Gowing born December 21, 1819
Lavater L. Gowing born January 17, 1827
Lydia Roancy Gowing born December 1, 1829

Asa Fairbanks Gowing, son of Joseph Gowing and Hephzibah Fairbanks Gowing, was born December 8, 1808 at Dublin, ac­cording to “History of Dublin, New Hampshire.” He was mar­ried at age 37 to Agnes Robbe. Agnes Robbe Gowing died May 20, 1852 at age 37. He was remarried to her sis­ter, Catherine Robbe, May 31, 1853.

Asa Fairbanks Gowing lived at Peterbrough. He died there June 30, 1872.

Children born to Asa Fairbanks Gowing and Agnes Robbe Gowing include:

Lizzie R. Gowing born December 15, 1847
Frederick Gowing born August 15, 1851

No children were born to Asa Fairbanks and Catherine Robbe Gowing.

Lizzie R. Gowing, daughter of Asa Fairbanks and Agnes Robbe Fairbanks, was born December 15, 1847, probably at Peterborough.

Frederick Gowing, son of Asa Gowing and Agnes Robbe Gowing, was born August 15, 1851 in Peterbrough. He died December 4, 1851.

Joseph M. Gowing, son of Joseph Gowing and Hephzibah Fairbanks Gowing, was born April 8, 1810 in Peterbrough. He was married about 1836 to Harriet M. Brown. He left Dublin prior to 1853. Joseph M. Gowing and Harriet M. Brown Gowing later lived in Batavia, New York.

Zaman A. Gowing, son of Joseph Gowing and Hephzibah Fairbanks Gowing, was born in Dublin November 10, 1811. He was married October 11, 1842 to Mary Greenwood, who was born December 24, 1818. Zaman A. Gowing appeared as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Chesshire County, New Hampshire. The family was listed as:

“Gowing, Zaman A. 38, born in NH
Mary 31, born in NH
Emily A. 1, born in NH
Greenwood, Mary 67, born in NH, mother-in-law
Gowing, Lavater L. 23, born in NH”

Zaman A. Gowing died in Dublin May 12, 1855. About 1857 Mary Greenwood Gowing was remarried to Joseph Willard Powers, who was previously married to Lydia R. Gowing. Mary Greenwood Gowing Powers died January 17, 1868.

Children born to Zaman A. Gowing and Mary Greenwood Gowing include:

Eugene Lavater Gowing born May 11, 1844
Emily Amelia Gowing born March 28, 1849

Eugene Lavater Gowing, son of Zaman A. Gowing and Mary Greenwood Gowing, was born in Dublin May 11, 1844. He died there December 30, 1847 at age three.

Emily Amelia Gowing, daughter of Zaman A. Gowing and Mary Greenwood Gowing, was born March 28, 1849 at Dublin. She was married January 15, 1880 to John Parr Nicholson, who was born in Delaware October 7, 1844, the son of Robert Nicholson and Sarah Burgess Nicholson.

John Parr Nicholson and Emily Amelia Gowing Nicholson lived at Fairlee, Kent County, Maryland where he was a lawyer and a member of the Maryland state legislature in 1897. Later he was Judge of the Orphan’s Court in Kent County, Maryland.

Children born to John Parr Nicholson and Emily Amelia Gow­ing Nicholson include:

Mary Burgess Nicholson born January 28, 1881
Howard Parr Nicholson born August 27, 1882
Mabel Gowing Nicholson born January 27, 1887
Florence Frances Nicholson born January 27, 1887

Louisa Hephzibah Gowing, daughter of Joseph Gowing and Hephzibah Fairbanks Gowing, was born June 7, 1814 at Dublin. She was married September 27, 1842 to James Adams, as his third wife. She died at Bolsa, California January 5, 1902.

Anna Abigail Gowing, daughter of Joseph Gowing and Hephzibah Fairbanks Gowing, was born March 7, 1817 at Dublin. She was married November 6, 1845 to Abel Wilder, Jr. and lived in Peterborough.

Charles Wellman Gowing, son of Joseph Gowing and Hephz­ibah Fairbanks Gowing, was born December 21, 1819 in Dublin. He was a farmer, a representative to the General Court and a selectman in Dublin for several years. He was an agent of the Appleton Fund for 14 years, according to “History of Dublin, New Hampshire.” He was married May 24, 1846 to Julia Foster, daughter of Ephraim Foster and Julia Rider Foster, who was born in Walpole, Massachusetts, September 5, 1826.

Charles Wellman Gowing appeared in the 1850 census of Chesshire County, New Hampshire as the head of a household. The family was listed as:

“Gowing, Charles W. 30, born in NH
Julia 23, born in NH”

Julia Foster Gowing died April 27, 1903, according to her tombstone in Dublin Cemetery. Charles Wellman Gowing died September 8, 1909, according to his tombstone in Dublin Cemetery.

Children born to Charles Wellman Gowing and Julia Foster Gowing include:

Fred Charles Gowing born October 23, 1855
Mary Abbie Gowing born April 21, 1860
George Foster Gowing born July 8, 1864s

Fred Charles Gowing, son of Charles Wellman Gowing and Julia Foster Gowing, was born in Dublin October 23, 1855. He was married about 1880 to Jennie Newton, daughter of Martin Luther Newton and Sarah Maria Strong Newton. Jennie Newton was born at Marlborough, New Hampshire September 3, 1855. Fred Charles Newton and Jennie Newton Gowing joined the Congregational Church March 29, 1881, according to the “History of Dublin, New Hampshire.”

Fred Charles Gowing was a farmer and operated the family farm he inherited from his father on the east side of Dublin. He was a representative to the General Court in 1893 and 1895. He was a selectman in Dublin for three years, 1890, 1891, 1892. He was on the school board in 1911.

Children born to Fred Charles Gowing and Jennie Newton Gowing include:

Alice Mary Gowing born November 28, 1884
Henry Newton Gowing born October 17, 1886
Albert Charles Gowing born June 2, 1889

Alice Mary Gowing, daughter of Fred Charles Gowing and Jennie Newton Gowing, was born in Dublin, November 28, 1884.

Henry Newton Gowing, son of Fred Charles Gowing and Jennie Newton Gowing, was born in Dublin October 17, 1886. He was married December 27, 1909 to Belle Lesley Fairbanks, daughter of Joseph L. Fairbanks and Louisa F. Caswell Fairbanks. Belle Lesley Fairbanks was born in Keene, New Hampshire September 17, 1883.

Henry Newton Gowing became a farmer and operated the family farm. Served on the school board in 1915. Henry Newton Gowing took a 2-year course at New Hampshire College of Agriculture & Mechanic Arts.

Albert Charles Gowing, son of Fred Charles Gowing and Jennie Newton Gowing, was born in Dublin June 2, 1889. He was graduated from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1913.

Children born to Albert Charles Gowing include:

Barbara Shaw Gowing born about 1919

Barbara Shaw Gowing, daughter of Albert Charles Gowing, was born about 1919. She was married about 1940, husband’s name Benson. In 2003 she lived in Lubbock, Texas.
Children born to Barbara Shaw Gowing Benson include:

Darla Benson born about 1963

Mary Abbie Gowing, daughter of Charles Wellman Gowing and Julia Foster Gowing, was born April 21, 1860, according to “History of Dublin, New Hampshire.” She was married June 7, 1886 to James Henry Hamill and Ann Beirne Hamill.

James Henry Hamill died in Washington, D. C. in 1916.

Children born to James Henry Hamill and Mary Abbie Gowing Hamill include:

Charles Bernard Hamill born May 4, 1892

Charles Bernard Hamill, son of James Henry Hamill and Mary Abbie Gowing Hamill, was born at Washington, D. C. May 4, 1892. He was graduated from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute of Troy, New York.

George Foster Gowing, son of Charles Wellman Gowing and Julia Foster Gowing, was born in Dublin July 8, 1864. He died there December 7, 1881, at age 17 years, 5 months, according to his tombstone in Dublin Cemetery.

Lavater L. Gowing, son of Joseph Gowing and Hephzibah Fairbanks Gowing, was born January 17, 1827 at Dublin. He appeared as a 21-year old in the household of his brother, Zaman A. Gowing, in the 1850 census of Chesshire County, New Hampshire. He died September 19, 1851.

Lydia Roancy Gowing, daughter of Joseph Gowing and Hephzibah Fairbanks Gowing, was born December 1, 1829 at Dublin. She was married June 30, 1850 to Joseph Willard Powers, as his second wife. She died in Dover January 10, 1856.

Esther Gowing, daughter of James Gowing and Lydia Wellman Gowing, was born June 2, 1780, probably at Jaffrey. She was married to Perley Fassett about 1800 and lived in Winchester, New Hampshire. Esther Gowing Fassett was later remarried to Josiah Burbank.
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Rev. John C. Gowan was married December 2, 1869 to Laura Worthing, who was born January 27, 1842, according to “History of Sanbornton, New Hampshire.” Rev. John C. Gowan was a member of the Providence Conference, Methodist Church. Later they resided at Attleborough, Mas­sachuseets.

Children born to Rev. John C. Gowan and Laura Worthing Gowan include:

Fannie Maud Gowan born February 8, 1872
Annie Josephine Gowan born February 4, 1874
John Stevenson Gowan born September 7, 1875
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Sarah Gowan was “baptized and admitted to the church” June 25, 1727, according to “Records of the First Church in Boston.”
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Anthony Gowing was born in 1776 of parents unknown. An­thony Gowen was married to Rebecca Pierce by the Rev. John Lathrop March 20, 1806, according to “Boston Marriages.”

Anthony Gowing died in Boston at age 56, February 23, 1822, according to the February 27, 1822 edition of the “Columbia Centinel.”

Children born to Anthony Gowing and Rebecca Pierce Gowing are unknown.
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Lucinda Gowin was married to Francis Tulley, Jr. November 25, 1824, according to “Records of the First Church in Boston.”
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William Gowing was married to Abigail Sawyer June 22, 1806, according to “Records of First Church of Boston.” Of William Gowing and Abigail Sawyer Gowing nothing more is known.
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Thomas F. Gowing, of Wilmington, Massachusetts was married to Louisa Durin December 16, 1868 in Boston, Massachusetts, according to “History of Sanbornton, New Hampshire.”

Louisa Durgin Gowing, was the head nurse for four years in the General Hospital in Boston before her marriage.

In 1881 Thomas F. Gowing and Louisa Durgin Gowing lived in Lawrence, Massachusetts where he was in the meat business.

Childrem born to Thomas F. Gowing and Louisa Durgin Gow­ing include:

Alice Emily Gowing born November 28, 1873

Alice Emily Gowing, daughter of Thomas F. Gowing and Louisa Durgin Gowing, was born November 28, 1873, according to “History of Sanbornton, New Hampshire.”
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Roswell Gowing appeared as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Chesshire County, New Hampshire. The family was enumerated as:

“Gowing, Roswell 38, born in NH
Jane B. 33, born in NH
Roxanna C. 13, born in NH
Ruthen A. 11, born in NH
Gowing, Harriet 35, born in NH, sister?”

This family left Durham before January 1, 1853.
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Elizabeth Gowen was married to Samuel Bemis July 5, 1779, according to “Boston Marriages.”
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Mary Ann Gowan was married to John Cale in Boston, according to the April 5, 1834 edition of the “Columbia Centinel.”
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Mrs. Mary Ann Gowen died in Boston at age 29, according to the July 21, 1827 edition of the “Columbia Centinel.”
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Mrs. Sally Gowen died in Boston at age 74, according to the March 1, 1827 edition of the “Columbia Centinel.”
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William C. Gowen, “Formerly of Boston” died at Matanzas, Cuba, on the north coast of the island, according to the August 23, 1826 edition of the “Columbia Centinel.”
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Abigail Going, widow, died in Portsmouth, at age 85 years, according to the April 16, 1817 edition of the “Columbia Centinel.”
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Abigail Going, the wife of William Going, died in Charlestown, according to the April 21, 1821 edition of the “Columbia Centinel.”
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Mrs. Sarah Going, died in Boston Wednesday, age 52 years, according to the June 2, 1821 edition of the “Columbia Centinel.”

WORCESTER COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS

Mary Going, “wife of John F. Going of Lunenburg, died in Charlestown, age 39 years,” according to the September 8, 1824 edition of the “Columbia Centinel.”
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Jonathan Going was married to Anne Bennett in Lunenburg, Massachusetts April 15, 1760. Children born to Jonathan Going and Anne Bennett Going include:

Jonathan Going, Jr. born September 25, 1762
Thomas Going born April 9, 1764
[infant] born April 31, [sic] 1769
Benjamin Going born June 14, 1774
Hannah Going born February 22, 1779

Jonathan Going, Jr, son of Jonathan Going and Anne Bennett Going, was born September 25, 1762 in Lunenburg, Massachusetts, according to “Shirley, Massachusetts Birth Records.” He enlisted as a private June 5, 1780 in the Massachusetts Continental Line, according to Ruth Wadsworth Galvana, DAR No. 485661, a descendant.

On July 11, 1780 he was serving at Springfield, Massachusetts under Gen. John Glover in the company commanded by Capt. George Webb, according to “Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution.” He was described as “age 18, stature 6 feet, complexion light.” He was discharged January 10, 1781 with six months and 12 days service.

He was married February 2, 1785 to Sarah Kendall Going who was born June 8, 1765 in Dunstable, Massachusetts. Kenneth B. Swenson, a descendant states that the marriage was to Hannah Kendall.

According to “Heads of Families, Massachusetts, 1790,” he appeared as the head of household in the 1790 census of Lunenberg, page 226:

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

In 1802 they removed to Vermont and in 1814 moved again to Hinsdale, New York, according to “Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files” abstracted by Virgil D. White. He applied June 19, 1834 in Cataraugus County, New York at age 73 for a Revolutionary pension. He received Pension No. S13179. He died August 25, 1848 in Dunstable, Massachusetts.

Children born to Jonathan Going and Sarah Kendall Going in­clude:

John Kendall Going born March 7, 1786
James Going born September 15, 1788
Eliab Going born December 5, 1790
Ezra Going born June 20, 1795
Sarah Going born March 18, 1797

John Kendall Going, son of Jonathan Going and Sarah Kendall Going, was born March 7, 1786. About 1805 he was married to Mary Flagg. Later he was a farmer at Shirley, Massachusetts.

Children born to John Kendall Going and Mary Flagg Going include:

John Kendall Going, Jr. born December 14, 1810
Mary Flagg Going born October 3, 1814

John Kendall Going, Jr, son of John Kendall Going and Mary Flagg Going, was born at Shirley December 14, 1810, according to “Ancient Middlesex” by Gould and according to “Shirley, Massachusetts Birth Records.” He signed a marriage intent with Harriett Barrett May 7, 1837, and on May 29, 1837 the couple was married at Shirley.

John Kendall Going, Jr, was elected a selectman in 1845, 1848, 1849 and 1852. He was elected as a represenative to the state leg­islature in 1846. He was named as a county commissioner and served from 1853 until 1860. He died December 20, 1866 at Shirley at age 56.

Children born to John Kendall Going, Jr. and Harriett Barrett Going in­clude:

Henry Barrett Going born March 7, 1839

Henry Barrett Going, son of John Barrett Going and Harriett Barrett Going, was born March 7, 1829 at Shirley.

Mary Flagg Going, daughter of John Kendall Going and Mary Flagg Going, was born October 3, 1814, at Shirley. On May 19, 1846, she, at age 31, was married to William G. Linsted, age 29. He, a farmer and a Bostonian, was the son of Robert Linsted and Sarah Linsted.

James Going, son of Jonathan Going and Sarah Kendall Going was born September 15, 1788. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Eliab Going, son of Jonathan Going and Sarah Kendall Going, was born December 5, 1790. He was married about 1810 to Sarah Freeman. Of Eliab Going and Sarah Freeman Going nothing more is known.

Eliab Hamilton Going was born in 1854 in Leominister, Massachusetts of parents unknown. He was married about 1879 to Rose Felton who was born January 24, 1858 in Stoddard, New Hampshire. Eliab Hamilton Going died June 25, 1938 in Townsend, Massachusetts. Rose Felton Going died in October 1949 in Hollywood, Florida.

Ezra Going, son of Jonathan Going and Sarah Kendall Going, was born June 20, 1795. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Sarah Going, daughter of Jonathan Going and Sarah Kendall Going, was born March 18, 1797.
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Thomas Going, son of Jonathan Going and Anne Bennett Go­ing was born April 9, 1764, according to Shirley birth records. Jonathan Going and Anne Bennett Going were the parents of an infant, name unknown, born to them, April 31, [sic], 1769, according to Shirley birth records. Hannah Going, daughter of Jonathan Going, and Anne Bennett Going, was born February 22, 1779, according to Shirley birth records.
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Lucy Gowing of Keene, New Hampshire was named as an administrator of a will probated in Worcester County in 1851.
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Patience Gowing was married to Elijah Brigham, Jr. February 5, 1784 at Grafton, Massachusetts, according to Grafton marriage records.
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Thomas Gowing of Leominster, Massachusetts was named as the administrator of a will in Worcester County in 1800.
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Gowen B. Newman was born about 1768 in Massachusetts of parents unknown. He was married about 1791, wife’s name Lucy. She was born about 1771.

Gowen B. Newman was included in the voter list of Lancaster, Massachusetts in 1807, according to “History of Lancaster, Massachusetts” by Rev. Abijah P. Marvin.

Gowen B. Newman died December 9, 1833 at age 65. Mrs. Lucy Newman, “widow of the late G. B. Newman, died June 2, 1842 aged 71 yrs, dropsy.”

Members of the family of Gowen B. Newman were mentioned in “The Birth, Marriage and Death Register, Church Rec-ords and Epitaphs of Lancaster, Massachusetts” by Henry S. Nourse, 1890

“Edward Selfridge Newman, son of Gowen B. New-man & Lucy his wife, died October 24, 1803.

Daniel Newman, son of Gowen B. Newman & Lucy his wife, died December 20, 1807, aged 3 yrs.

Samuel Newman, son of Gowen B. Newman & Lucy his wife, died March 17, 1813. Samuel Newton and young Mr. Felton of Marlboro were, on the evening of April 18, 1815 both drowned in Sandy Pond by the upsetting of a canoe.”

MICHIGAN

No families of Gowen [or spelling variations] appeared in the 1830 census of Michigan.
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Isaac Gowen was listed in the 26th Michigan Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.
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Monroe Gowen was listed in the 26th Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.
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Maroni Gowen was listed in the 20th Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.
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William Goins was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Michigan, county unknown, Enumeration District 19, page 71, St. Joseph’s Township. The family was composed of:

“Goins, William 62, born in Kentucky
Alice 33, born in Indiana
Josephine 13, born in Indiana
Charles 3, born in Michigan”

ALLEGAN COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Benjamin Goen, was listed as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Allegan County, Michigan, Leighton Township, according to “Index to the 1850 Federal Population Census of Michigan.”

BARRY COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Jonathan Going appeared as the head of a household enumer­ated in the 1850 census of Barry County, Prairieville Township. According to “Index to the 1850 Federal Population Census of Michigan.”

BAY COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Jill Carol Gowing was born January 21, 1946 at Midland, Michigan. She was married August 30, 1967 to James Bernard Mocho who was born August 18, 1935 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, according to Bernalillo County, New Mexico Marriage Book 116, page 71511. At that time they lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico. No return was made of the license.

BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Emma Goines, daughter of William Goines and Alice Goines was born in Indiana in January 1873. She died in Madison County, Indiana July 19, 1873 at the age of “6 months, 14 days,” according to Berrien County death records.
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John Goins, a mulatto, was listed as the head of a family enu­merated in the 1880 census of Berrien County, Enumeration District 3, page 22, Berrien Township. The family was recorded as:

Goins, John 48, born in Ohio
Mary 33, born in Michigan
Mary 12, born in Michigan
John 9, born in Michigan
Thomas 8, born in Michigan
Charles 5, born in Michigan
Isaac 3, born in Michigan
Joseph 9/12, born in Michigan”

CASS COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Staples Goens appeared as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Cass, County, Howard Township, according to “Index to the 1850 Federal Population Census of Michigan.”
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John Goins was married to Delilah Rickman May 10, 1896 in Dowagiac, Michigan by Cornelius Lawson, J. P. Witnesses were James Steward and Jenetta Hill of Cassopolis, Michigan.
John Goins was remarried to Delilah Rickman Goins November 23, 1910 in Cassopolois by Lowell H. Glover, J. P. Witness by W. S. Eby of Cassopolis.
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Rosa E. “Rosie” Goins, of Cassopolis, was married June 11, 1925 to Howard Virgil Haines, one of the 14 children born to Alma B. Cottman Haines and Loda Ellsworth Haines, according to Tanya Williams in an E-mail message dated March 22, 2000.

Children born to Howard Virgil Haines and Rosa E. “Rosie” Goins Haines include:

Leona Haines born about 1927
Howard Virgil Haines, Jr. born about 1930
Virgil Haines born about 1934

CHEBOYGAN COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Three Goin men, perhaps brothers, appeared as heads of households in the 1880 census of Cheboygan County.

Michael Goin appeared as the head of a household enumerated in the 1880 census of Cheboygan County, Enumeration District 35, page 9, Inverness Township:

“Goin, Michael 46, born in Canada
Margaret 42, born in Canada
Armazen 17, born in Canada
Jeremiah 15, born in Michigan
Isaac 14, born in Michigan
Phillip 11, born in Michigan
Amos 9, born in Michigan
Matilda 7, born in Michigan
George 6, born in Michigan
William 3/12, born in Michigan”

David Goin appeared as the head of aa family in the 1880 cen­sus of Cheboygan County, Enumeration District 35, page 10 Inverness Township:

“Goin, David 38, born in Canada
Mary 27, born in Canada
Louisa 9, born in Michigan
Emery 8, born in Michigan
Moses 4, born in Michigan
Felimon 3, born in Michigan, son
Sulamany 2, born in Michigan, daughter”

Charles Goin was recorded as the head of a family in the 1880 census of Cheboygan County, Enumeration Diestict 35, page 9, Inverness Township:

“Goin, Charles 30, born in Canada
Lenora 30, born in Canada
Matilda 11, born in Michigan
Albert 10, born in Michigan
Virginia 7, born in Michigan
Cornelia 5, born in Michigan
Delima 4, born in Michigan, daughter
John 3, born in Michigan”

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, MICHIGAN====

Thomas Gowan, an Irish emigrant, was enumerated as the heard of a household in the 1880 census of Chippewa County, Enumeration District 40, page 29, living on Ashman Street in Sault Sainte Marie. Apparently the family had arrived in Michigan from Canada between 1874 and 1878.

The family was recorded as:

“Gowan, Thomas 45, born in Ireland
Elizabeth 35, born in Ireland
William 12, born in Canada
Annie 13, born in Canada
John 11, born in Canada
Rachel 8, born in Canada
Maggie 6, born in Canada
Harry 2, born in Michigan”
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Elizabeth Gowen of Sault Sainte Marie received a mortgage from W. Lee Drake, his wife, Rachel E. Drake and A. Millie Drake, widow, believed to be his mother February 1, 1901 in the amount of $1,000 with 380 acres of Madison County, Alabama land as collateral, according to Madison County Mortgage Book 53 1/2, page 156.

HOUGHTON COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Evil M. Gowan died January 8, 1874 in Houghton County, according to Michigan Bureau of Vital Statistics.

INGHAM COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Donald Goins and his wife, Elizabeth Adams Goins, were residents of Lansing, Michigan in 1967 when her father, James L. Adams, Jr, a native of Girta, West Virginia, died.
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Isaac Gowen was enlisted in the Union Army August 12, 1862 as a private at Williamston, Michigan at age 20.
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Monroe Gowen was enlisted in the Union Army February 9, 1864 as a private at Williamston, Michigan at age 30, according to “American Civil War Soldiers.”

Monroe Gowen appeared as the head of a household enumer­ated in the 1880 census of Ingham County, Enumeration Dis­trict 143, page 3, living in Williamston, Michigan. The family was recorded as:

“Gowen, Monroe 45, born in Michigan
Emma J. 25, born in Michigan
J. C. 4, born in Michigan
Ora A. 2, born in Michigan”

IONIA COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Ivory Going appeared as the head of a household enumerated in the 1850 census of Ionia County, Ionia Township, according to “Index to the 1850 Federal Population Census of Michigan.”
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Edward McGowan and Anna E. McGowan lived at 317 E. Main Street in Ionia, Michigan in 1891, according to the Ionia city directory, page 251. She was shown as a saleslady for G. F. Whitney & Sons, and he was identified as “mach car sh” which might be interpreted as “machine car shop.”

KALAMAZOO COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Andries Anderson was listed as residing in Kent County in the 1890 city directory of Grand Rapids.
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James Anderson was listed as as residing in Kent County in the 1890 city directory of Grand Rapids.
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Ole Anderson was listed as residing in Kent County in the 1890 city directory of Grand Rapids.
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Mary A. Gowan was the only Gowan listed in the 1850 census of the state of Michigan. She appeared as the head of a house­hold in Kalamazoo County, according to “Index to the Federal Population Census of Michigan.”
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Benjamin F. Gowen was listed as a laborer residing at west side of Diamond, 1 block north of East Fulton in Grand Rapids according to the 1889 city directory.
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Claude Gowen, Social Security No. 303-09-1210, was born August 28, 1909 and died in March 1980, according to the Social Security Death Index.

KENT COUNTY, MICHIGAN

James Goings, a Negro, was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Kent County, Enumeration District 139, page 24 living at 160 Lafayette Street, Grand Rapids, Michigan:

“Goings, James 33, born in Canada
Malinda 19, born in Canada
Robert 9/12, born in MI”
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Elizabeth Gowan was married May 27, 1869 to Thomas M. Henry, according to Kent County marriage records.
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E. George Gowen, an English emigrant, appeared as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Kent County, Enumera­tion District 116, page 5, Courtland Township:

“Gowen, E. George 33, born in England
Mary Ada 26, born in MI
Mary Ann 4, born in MI
Ellen E. 2, born in MI”
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William A. Gowens lived at 121 Canton, SW, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Grand Rapids.
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Michael Goyne, Janet Plessinger Goyne and their daughter, Claire Goyne were residents of Grand Rapids in December 1999. Janet Plessinger Goyne was a granddaughter of Olive Marie Van Meter Plessinger who died December 18, 1999 at age 90 in Guthrie, Oklahoma, according to her obituary in the “Guthrie News-Leader” of December 21, 1999.

JACKSON COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Wesley Goins, a Negro, was listed as the head of a household enumerated in the 1880 census of Jackson County, Enumera­tion District 117, page 13, living at 135 Clinton Street, Jackson, Michigan:

“Goins, Wesley 36, born in Illinois
Fanny 28, born in Indiana
Henrietta 13, born in Michigan
Lester 13, born in Michigan
George A. 8, born in Michigan
Charles 7, born in Michigan
Harry W. 3, born in Michigan”
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William Goings arrived in Brooklyn, Michigan in 1910. He “partnered for a while” in a blacksmith shop with Mike Donahue and then went out on his own, according to Lacey. A great-granddaughter.

He helped to build the first popcorn factory in Brooklyn. From his blue eyes Lacey concluded that he was a Melungeon, and his wife was regarded as an Indian. All of his children stayed in Michigan except his son, Russell Going.

Children born to William Going include:

Albert Going born about 1883
Lester Going born about 1884
Vern Going born about 1886
Robert Going born about 1888
Leota Going born about 1891
Blanche Going born about 1894
Russell Going born about 1898

LENAWEE COUNTY, MICHIGAN

William Goins was born July 16, 1838 in Virginia of parents unknown. He was married about 1866 to Sarah Rickman who was born in Virginia in 1828. They lived in Tecumseh, Michi-gan about 1869. William Goins died in Ripley County, Indi-ana in 1901.

Children born to William Goins and Sarah Rickman Goins in-clude:

Alice Goins born about 1869

Alice Goins, daughter of William Goins and Sarah Rickman Goins, was born about 1859 in Tecumseh, Michigan. She was married about 1875 to John Penn, half Cherokee, who was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to William Penn and Belle Mason Penn, according to “Sherry in Sandusky.”
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Americus Gowing was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Lenawee County, Enumeration District 157, page 17. The family residing in Hudson, Michigan was recorded as:

“Gowing, Americus 35, born in MI
Mary 35, born in MI
Addie 18, born in MI
John 8, born in MI
Francis 10, born in MI, son”

LIVINGSTON COUNTY, MICHIGAN

J. L. Going was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Livingston County, Enumeration District 193, page 22, Marion Township:

“Going, J. L. 55, born in New York
Susan 40, born in Ohio
Nettie 14, born in Michigan
Malvina 11, born in Michigan
Anna 8, born in Michigan
George 6, born in Michigan
Mary 3, born in Michigan”

William Going, assumed to be a son of J. L. Going, was also enumerated as the head of a household recorded in the 1880 census of Livingston County, Enumeration District 193, page 25, Marion Township:

“Going, William 26, born in New York
Pheba 25, born in Michigan
Harry 3, born in Michigan
[unnamed] 1, born in Michigan”

MARQUETTE COUNTY, MICHIGAN

William Goyen, regarded as a native of Cornwall, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Marquette County, Richmond Township, in Palmer, Michigan, a short distance from Marquette, Michigan, according to a letter written March 19, 1993 by Gladys M. White. William Goyen was recorded as an iron ore miner. Both of his parents were born in England. He had come to the United States in 1865 and was identified as a “naturalized alien” who had been married for 33 years.

His wife, Katherine was born in August 1849 in Missouri. She was the mother of 12 children, seven of whom were living. At the time of the enumeration, she had eight boarders and one servant. The family was recorded as:

“Goyen, William 53, born in September 1846, England
Katherine 50, born in August 1849, MO
Arthur T. 19, born in March 1881, Illinois
Robert C. 16, born in May 1884, Michigan
William 22, born in April 1878, Illinois
Edward 14, born in May 1886, Michigan
Albert S. 10, born in Sept. 1889, Michigan
John F. 8, born in June 1891, Michigan”

MONTCALM COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Gowen, Michigan is the name of a post office in Montcalm County. The community was once called Gregory’s Mill, and the community was settled by people from Denmark, according to Robertson Augustine who wrote of them:

“The Danish Invasion

The history of the Flat River in Montcalm County would be far from complete if the story of the “invasion” by the Danes was not included.

A young emigrant to America from Denmark, Christian Jens-en, a veteran of the Danish and Dutch War of 1849, found his way into the wilds of Michigan along the Flat River in 1853. He finally reached what later became the village of Gowen, but was then known as Gregory’s Mill from the name of the owner of a sawmill at that time. To the north of the hamlet, Jensen found a piece of level land with good quality soil, only partially lumbered off. He decided to settle, and his letter home described his prospects:

‘Here are cheap and plenty of good timber land, good wages, earnest people, good government, nice girls; I am going to marry one of them.

He did marry one, and they set up housekeeping in his small, rough shack. She was not a Danish girl; there were none of his nationality there beside himself, and she had to learn his language, and he had to learn hers. He Americanized his name from Jensen to Johnson.’”

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Walter Gowan Jr., 71, of Norton Shores, Michigan died Aug-ust 28, 2002 at his home. He was the husband of the late De-lores Gowan and was retired from Sargent Sand Mining Com-pany in Ludington, Michigan . Walburn-Sytsema Funeral Home handled the funeral in Muskegon, Michigan, according to Hope Engelmann, a step-daughter.

ROSCOMMON COUNTY, MICHIGAN

John Williams Gowen, white male, was born July 30, 1886 in Cedar Springs, Missouri, and resided at Roscommon County, Michigan at the time of service, according to WWI Civilian Draft Registration records.

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Edward Goines, an Irish emigrant. was listed as the head of a household enumerated in the 1880 census of St. Clair County, Enu­meration District 393, page 9, Wales Township:

“Goines, Edward 65, born in Ireland
Patience 63, born in Ireland
Cornelius 38, born in York State
Curry, Archie 11, born in Canada, grandson
Agnes 8, born in York State, granddaughter”
==O==
William H. Gowan, an Irish emigrant, was listed as the head of a household enumerated in the 1880 census of St. Clair, Enumeration District 366, page 30, living in Brockway, Michigan:

“Gowan, William H. 26, born in Ireland
Mary L. 25, born in Michigan
Herbert W. 3, born in Michigan
Lula M. 3/12, born in Michigan
Gowan, William 47, born in Ireland”
==O==
Richard Gowing appeared as the head of a household enumer­ated in the 1850 census of St. Clair County, Clyde Township, according to “Index to the 1850 Federal Population of Michigan.”

SANILAC COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Alfred Gawn was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Sanilac County, Enumeration District 327, page 20, Buel Township:

“Gawn, Alfred 34, born in Canada
Olive 25, born in Michigan
Grafton 10, born in Michigan
Alma 8, born in Michigan
George 5, born in Canada
Cyrus 3, born in Canada
Laura 1, born in Michigan”

VAN BUREN COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Benjamin Goins, a mulatto, was enumerated as the head of a household recorded in the 1880 census of Van Buren County, Enumeration District 210, page 18, Covert Township:

“Goins, Benjamin 38, born in Virginia
Rosetta 24, born in Indiana
James W. 3, born in Michigan”

Levi Gowens, a mulatto, believed to be a brother to Benjamin Goins, was listed as the head of a household enumerated in the 1880 census of Van Buren County, Enumeration District 210, page 18, Covert Township:

“Gowens, Levi 28, born in Indiana
Lucy 26, born in Ohio
Frederick 9, born in Michigan
Rosa Lee 7, born in Michigan
Frank 5, born in Michigan
Gracie 2, born in Michigan”
==O==
John Goins was born about 1823, parents and place unknown. He was married about 1846 and lived in the area of Hartford, Michigan.

Children born to him, according to Jackie Goins Hammond, a descendant, include:

George Riley Goins born about 1848
Andrew Goins born about 1850
Lucy Goins born about 1852
Jasper Goins born in 1856

Jasper Goins, son of John Goins, was born in 1856. He was married about 1880. He died in 1932.

Children born to Jasper Goins include:

Almond Tecumseh Goins born in 1888

Almond Tecumseh Goins, son of Jasper Goins, was born in 1888. He was married about 1912.

Children born to Almond Tecumseh Goins include:

Jack Clark Goins born about 1918

Jack Clark Goins, son of Almond Tecumseh Goins, was born about 1918. He was married about 1946.

Children born to Jack Clark Goins include:

Jackie Goins born about 1950

Jackie Goins, daughter of Jack Clark Goins, was born about 1950. She was married about 1970, husband’s name Hammond. In 2000 Jackie Goins Hammond was actively researching her Goins family history.
==O==

Stephen Gowens, a Civil War veteran of Covert township in Van Buren County was enumerated in the 1894 Michigan census of Civil War soldiers.

WASHTENAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Elijah McCoy, Automatic lubricating device.

Elijah Goins, son of George Goins and Mildred Goins, was born a slave in May, 1843 in Canada. Both of his parents, who had been slaves in Kentucky, escaped to Canada in the Fall of 1837 through the underground railroad. After settling in Canada, McCoy’s father joined the Canadian Army serving the British. Upon his honorable discharge he was given 160 acres of farmland in Cholchester in Essex County, Ontario.

After Elijah’s 15th birthday his father sent him to Edinburg, Scotland to study mechanical engineering. It appears that his surname was changed to McCoy while in Scotland. During this time of history most machines had to be stopped when-ever they needed oiling because in early locomotives, the inability to equalize steam pressure within the engine made it impossible to provide proper lubricating to the cylinders while the locomotives were in operation. Machinists would have to stop and start engines to oil them, and that wasted a lot of time. It was also expensive to turn huge engines on and off. McCoy realized that somehow he had to find a way to provide a continuous flow of oil on moving parts of a machine while it was still operating.

He came to the United States after the Civil War and settled near Ypsilanti, Michigan, where he worked in a machine shop, further increasing his mechanical knowledge and skills.

In 1870 McCoy was living in Ypsilanti where he began exper-imenting in his machine shop with lubricators for steam en-gines. At first locomotive enginers objected to use McCoy’s new invention on their engines simply because he was a black man. Eventually McCoy’s lubricating machine was extensive-ly used on stationary engines, and translation liners, and on machinery in factories. By 1920 McCoy had established his own business. Elijah McCoy Manufacturing Company also invented a popular graphite lubricator, known as the ”super-heater,” designed to oil a new locomotive.

In 1870 McCoy was living in Ypsilanti, Michigan where he began experimenting in his machine shop with lubricators for steam engines. At first locomotive enginers objected to use McCoy’s new invention on their engines simply because he was a black man. Eventually McCoy’s lubricating machine was extensively used on stationary engines, and translation liners, and on machinery in factories. By 1920 McCoy had established his own business. Elijah McCoy Manufacturing Company also invented a popular graphite lubricator, known as the” superheater,” designed to oil a new locomotive.

During this period, steam power was rapidly being harnessed as a prime industrial power source. It was the era of the machine age, a period from about 1865 to the early 1900’s. . Many of the inventions of the day involved numerous moving parts requiring lubrication. With all the ingenious devices invented, no one had yet solved the problem of getting oil to moving parts without first having to shut the machinery down, especially railroad engines.

In 1870, McCoy started working on the problem. In 1873, he developed a small, oil-filled container with an adjustable stop-cock that was capable of automatically oiling moving parts while machinery was still in motion. No longer did railroad engines have to stop every few miles while a work-man went around with an oil can oiling all of the parts. No longer did factory machinery have to be shut down for similar maintenance. McCoy’s invention literally revolutionized the railroad industry as well as continuously running factory machinery. His devices were used for years on both stationary and locomotive machinery in the West, especially the great railway locomotives, on steamships and in factories around the world.

He eventually set up the Elijah McCoy Manufacturing Company in Detroit, Michigan to develop and sell his inventions. The continuous hum of so many of the factories of today are due in most part to a self-taught mechanical engineer, son of fugitive slaves who had to leave the U. S. in order to be free.
During his lifetime, McCoy was awarded over 57 patents. In 1928, McCoy’s health began to fail. Because he had sold most of his patents for a fraction of their worth, he was never able to capitalize on his own inventions. McCoy entered an infirm-ary in Eloise, Michigan, for poor and elderly people. He died October 10, 1929.”
==O==
Daniel Gowen appeared in the 1850 census of Washtenaw County, Superior Township, as the head of a household, ac­cording to “Index to the 1850 Federal Population Census of Michigan.”

Harriett Gowen appeared in the 1850 census of Washtenaw County, Superior Township, as the head of a household, ac­cording to “Index to the 1850 Federal Population Census of Michigan.”

WAYNE COUNTY, MICHIGAN

Thomas Goeing was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Wayne County, Detroit City Township, ac­cording to “Index to the Federal Population Census of Michigan.”
==O==
Charles Goins was occupied as a laborer at 816 Beaubien in Detroit, MI, according to the city directory of 1890.
==O==
Thomas Goins, “colored” was listed as a “whitewasher” in Johnston’s 1857-58 city directory of Detroit. He lived at 178 Adams Avenue.
==O==
Wesley Goins was occupied as a laborer at 816 Beaubien in Detroit, MI, according to the 1890 city directory.
==O==
Jack H. Gowan was born November 8, 1918 in Detroit of parents unknown. He was graduated from Wayne State University and entered the U.S. Army Air Corps early in World War II. He retired in 1945 as a Lt. Colonel. He was married about 1943, wife’s name Gertrude. He removed to Venice, Florida in 1985. He died February 8, 2000 at Venice, according to the “Sarasota Herald-Tribune” of February 10, 2000.

He was a member of Sahib Temple, Oriental Band and Venice Shriners. He was a Presbyterian. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Gertrude Gowan; two sons, David L. Gowan of Saginaw, Michigan and Steven Gowan of Schofield, Wis-consin. He was cremated.
==O==
William J. Gowan was a battalion chief in the Detroit Fire Department in 1895, according to an obituary of his half-brother, James Battle who was the Detroit Fire Department Chief. The obituary appeared in the March 25, 1895 edition of the “Detroit News.”

James Battle was born in County Sligo, Ireland July 17, 1830 and was brought to Toronto by his parents in 1831, to Chicago by 1838, to Dresden, Illinois in 1839. His father who died in 1843 was a wholesale pork producer in St. Catherines, Ontario. It is believed that he was married a second time to a “widow Gowan.” James Battle arrived in Detroit in 1848.
==O==
Helicia Gowen was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Wayne County, Detroit City Township, ac­cording to “Index to the 1850 Federal Population Census of Michigan.”
==O==
John W. Gowen was occupied as an engineer at 20 Frank in Detroit, MI, according to the 1890 and 1891 city directories.
==O==
Maud Gowen was occupied as a box maker at 318 Mich Avenue in Detroit, MI, according to the 1890 city directory.
==O==
Donald Proctor Gowing was born in Detroit in January 1925 of parents unknown. He received his B. S. degree from the University of Michigan in 1948 and was married in that year, wife’s name unknown. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1953. Later, he, the father of three children, was in the anatomy department, University of Kansas Medical School, Lawrence, Kansas.

MINNESOTA

ANOKA COUNTY, MINNESOTA

John J. Goan died February 27, 1925 in Anoka County according to “Minnesota Death Records Index,” certificate 1925-MN-000146.

BECKER COUNTY, MINNESOTA

Mary Ann Gowan died August 12, 1910 in Becker County according to “Minnesota Death Records Index,” certificate 1910-MN-358.

BIG STONE COUNTY, MINNESOTA

Beatrice Ann Gowan died May 21, 1926 in Big Stone County according to “ Minnesota Death Records Index,” certificate 1926-MN-1077.

==O==
Etta B. Gowan died December 14, 1950 according to Big Stone County death certificates.
==O==
John Gowan died January 14, 1937 according to Big Stone County death records.
==O==
John Claude Gowan died December 26, 1954 according to Big Stone County death certificates.
==O==
Margaret Gowan died February 23, 1937 according to Big Stone County death certificates.
==O==
William Daniel Gowan was born around 1815 in Ireland, according to Chris Frawley Hill, a great-great-granddaughter. He was married to Ellen Lloyd in 1845, and they emigrated to Canada. In 1870 they were enumerated in St. Croix County, Wisconsin. Later they removed to Minnesota. He died in 1884, and she died in 1887.

Children born to William Daniel Gowan and Ellen Lloyd Gowan include:

Melissia Gowan born in 1845
Ann Gowan born in 1853
Ellen Cecilia Gowan born in 1854
John Gowan born in 1859
William Daniel Gowan, Jr. born in 1861
Catherine Gowan born in 1863
Margaret Emma Gowan born in 1865
George Edward Gowan born in 1868
Mary Elizabeth Gowan born in 1869

Melissa Gowan, daughter of William Daniel Gowan and Ellen Lloyd Gowan, was born in 1845 and died in 1846.

Ann Gowan, daughter of William Daniel Gowan and Ellen Lloyd Gowan, was born in 1853. She was married in 1867, husband’s name Early. Ann Gowan Early died in 1867, and her husband died in the following year.

Ellen Cecilia Gowan, daughter of William Daniel Gowan and Ellen Lloyd Gowan, was born in 1854. She was married in 1880 to Thomas Henry Frawley who was born in 1856. Thomas Henry Frawley was enumerated in the 1870 census of his parents’ household near the William Daniel Gowan household near Eric City, Wisconsin in St. Croix County:

“Frawley, John 40, born in Ireland
Ann 34, born in Ireland
Hannah 16, born in IL
Thomas 14, born in IL
John 12, born in WI
Patrick 9, born in WI
Julia 7, born in WI
Jane 4, born in WI
Charles 2, born in WI
Mary 9/12, born in WI”

Thomas Henry Frawley and Ellen Cecilia Gowan Frawley were residents of Graceville, Minnesota in Big Stone County in 1897, according to Colleen Hargraves, a granddaughter. Ellen Cecilia Gowan Frawley died in 1924, and her husband died in 1936. Family members are buried in St. Mary’s Cem-etery in Beardsley, Minnesota.

Children born to them include:

Edward J. Frawley born in 1897.

Edward J. Frawley, son of Thomas Henry Frawley and Ellen Gowan Frawley, was born at Graceville in 1897, according to his daughter, Coleen Hargraves.

John Gowan, son of William Daniel Gowan and Ellen Lloyd Gowan, was born in 1859. He was married in 1879 to Marga-ret Donovan who was born in 1866. John Gowan died Janu-ary 14, 1937 in Big Stone County according to “Minnesota Death Records Index,” certificate 1937-MN-986.

Margaret Donavan Gowan died February 23, 1937 in Big Stone County according to “Minnesota Death Records Index,” certificate 1937-MN-993.

William Daniel Gowan, Jr, son of William Daniel Gowan and Ellen Lloyd Gowan, was born in 1861. He was married in 1886 to Margaret Ellen McNamara who was also born in 1861. He died in 1924, and she died in 1958. Children born to William Daniel Gowan, Jr. and Margaret Ellen McNamara Gowan are unknown.

Catherine Gowan, daughter of William Daniel Gowan and Ellen Lloyd Gowan, was born in 1863 and died in 1864.

Margaret Emma Gowan, daughter of William Daniel Gowan and Ellen Lloyd Gowan, was born in 1865 and died in 1866.

George Edward Gowan, son of William Daniel Gowan and Ellen Lloyd Gowan, was born in 1868. He was married in 1903 to Mary Ann Regan who was born in 1876. George Edward Gowan was a brother-in-law of Patrick Regan, Jr. who was born in Big Stone County in 1880. George Edward Gowan travelled along with the Regan family, according to Bonita Atkins.

Patrick Regan, Jr. had brothers, William Regan and James Regan who removed to Spokane, Washington. Patrick Regan had three sons and two daughters who died in an explosion caused by cleaning an automobile gas tank.

George Edward Gowan died in 1912, and Mary Ann Regan Gowan died in 1910.

Mary Elizabeth Gowan, daughter of William Daniel Gowan and Ellen Lloyd Gowan, was born in 1869. She was married in 1898 to Thomas McNamara who was born in 1843. She died in 1953.

CARLTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA

Kate Gowan died April 10, 1952 according to Carlton County death certificates.

DODGE COUNTY, MINNESOTA

Soren Martin Gowin died March 6, 1914 in Dodge County according to “Minnesota Death Records Index,” certificate 1912-MN-003700.

HENNEPIN COUNTY, MINNESOTA

William Arva Goin died March 26, 1920, according to Hen-nepin County death certificates.
==O==
Dorance Goings died April 22, 1905, according to Hennepin County death certificates.
==O==
George W. Gowan died November 19, 1924, according to Hennepin County death certificates.
==O==
Harold W. Gowan died January 13, 1954 according to Hennepin County death certificates.
==O==
John Harold Gowan died March 27, 1927, according to Hennepin County death certificates.
==O==
A Gowen baby boy died December 19, 1910, according to Hennepin County death certificates.
==O==
A Gowen baby girl died July 10, 1953 according to Hennepin County death certificates.
==O==
Eva Kate Gowen died May 5, 1950 according to Hennepin County death records.
==O==
Frank L. Gowen was occupied as an inspector for City Water Works at 409 4th Avenue in Minneapolis, MN, according to the 1890 city directory.
==O==
Grace Gowen died May 18, 1919, according to Hennepin County death certificates.
==O==
Herman L. Gowen was employed as a cigar broker at 255 Hennepin Avenue and resided at 1228 Mary Place, according to the 1890 city directory.
==O==
Olive Gowen died April 11, 1944, according to Hennepin County death certificates.
==O==
William Gowens was occupied as a waiter at 410 S. 3rd in Minneapolis, MN, according to the 1890 city directory.

ITASCA COUNTY, MINNESOTA

Graham Euphomia Gowen died August 28, 1950 according to Itasca County death certificates.

KOOCHICHING COUNTY, MINNESOTA

Lydia Louise Goins died February 27, 1919 in Koochiching County according to “Minnesota Death Records Index,” certificate 1919-MN-006445.
==O==
Mrs. Seva Goins died March 14, 1949 according to Koochiching County death certificates.

MURRAY COUNTY, MINNESOTA

Mrs. Edna Margaret Goins died April 29, 1949 according to Murray County death certificates.
==O==
Ben Thomas Gowan died September 26, 1952 according to Murray County death certificates.

MARSHALL COUNTY, MINNESOTA

Rodney James Gowan died August 02, 1953 according to Marshall County death certificates.

NOBLES COUNTY, MINNESOTA

A Goins baby boy died November 07, 1954 according to Nobles County death certificates.
==O==
A Goins baby boy died August 16, 1951 according to Nobles County death certificates.

OLMSTED COUNTY, MINNESOTA

Grace Gowen died October 03, 1955 according to Olmsted County death certificates.

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, MINNESOTA

Theodore Andrew Goen died July 10, 1923 in Otter Tail County according to “Minnesota Death Records Index,” certificate 1923-MN-010937.

PINE COUNTY, MINNESOTA

John M’Gowan, fireman of Engine “69” on the St. Paul & Duluth Railroad, was named among four railroad heroes of the fire in Hinckley, Minnesota, according to “The Review of Reviews,” October 1894, page 360.
RAMSEY COUNTY, MINNESOTA

A Goins baby boy died July 17, 1951 according to Ramsey County death certificates.
==O==
Herbert Goins died September 17, 1918 in Ramsey County according to “Minnesota Death Records Index,” certificate 1918-MN-29980.
==O==
James H. Goins died August 23, 1932 in Ramsey County, according to Minnesota death certificates.
==O==
Martha Ann Francis Goins died January 21, 1919 in Ramsey County according to “Minnesota Death Records Index,” certificate 1919-MN-22442.
==O==
Nathaniel Goins died November 5, 1926 in Ramsey County according to “Minnesota Death Records Index,” certificate 1926-MN-025707.
==O==
A unidentified Gowan baby girl died January 27, 1931 according to Ramsey County death certificates.
==O==
Andrew Gowan died November 23, 1948 according to Ramsey County death certificates.
==O==
John Harold Gowan died March 27, 1927 in Ramsey County, according to Minnesota death certificates.
==O==
John M. Gowan died August 16, 1919 in Ramsey County, according to Minnesota death certificates.
==O==
Albert Stewart Gowen, Jr. died August 10, 1933 in Ramsey County, according to Minnesota death certificates.
==O==
William Walter Gowen died February 6, 1929 in Ramsey County, according to Minnesota death certificates.

REDWOOD COUNTY, MINNESOTA

Albert Gowin died January 2, 1911 in Redwood County according to “Minnesota Death Records Index,” certificate 1911-MN-010818.
==O==
Emma Sophronia Gowin died June 14, 1920 in Redwood County according to “Minnesota Death Records Index,” certificate 1920-MN-012630.
==O==
Robert Gowin died December 19, 1927 in Redwood County according to “Minnesota Death Records Index,” certificate 1927-MN-12020.

RICE COUNTY, MINNESOTA

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MINNESOTA

A male Gowan child died December 16, 1923 in St. Louis County according to “Minnesota Death Records Index,” certificate 1923-MN-013776.
==O==
Henry Patrick Gowan was a soldier of St. Louis County in World War I. He was mentioned in “The Honor List of St. Louis County, Minnesota” published in 1921:

“Henry Patrick Gowan was an enterprising business man of Duluth, member of the firm of Gowan-Len-ning-Brown Company, wholesale grocers of Duluth. His sister, Mrs. Mary Gowan Dacey, lives at 1621 East Fourth Street, Duluth.”

In 1912, Gowan-Lenning-Brown Company was located on South Fifth Avenue West in Duluth, Minnesota, according to Marion Deloach Elliott.
==O==
John H. Gowan died November 16, 1923 in St. Louis County according to “Minnesota Death Records Index,” certificate 1923-MN-26972.
==O==
Leeanor Lillian Gowan died September 16, 1926 in St. Louis County according to “Minnesota Death Records Index,” certificate 1926-MN-27100.
==O==
Margaret S. E. Gowan died October 30, 1927 in St. Louis County according to “Minnesota Death Records Index,” certificate 1927-MN-26053.
==O==
William Gowan died February 23, 1942 in St. Louis County according to “Minnesota Death Records Index,” certificate 1942-MN-26571.

STEARNS COUNTY, MINNESOTA

Robert Goin died March 4, 1912 in Stearns County according to “Minnesota Death Records Index,” certificate 1912-MN-012687.

STEELE COUNTY, MINNESOTA

Clayton Laverne Gowin died June 12, 1944 in Steele County according to “Minnesota Death Records Index,” certificate 1944-MN-015304.

SWIFT COUNTY, MINNESOTA

Enoch Burton Gowin, son of James Madison Gowin and Eliza Burton Gowin, was born at Benson, Minnesota February 23, 1883. He received an M. D. degree from Iowa State Teachers College in 1906 and a Ph.B. degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1909. He was married to Lucy Ada Chase of Milwaukee, Wisconsin September 8, 1911.

Enoch Burton Gowin was listed in “Who’s Who in America” in 1916 residing at 225 West 69th Street in New York, New York.

He received a Ph.D. degree from Columbia University in New York in 1918. Lucy Ada Chase Gowin received an A.M. degree from Columbia University in 1932. In 1932 the address of Enoch Burton Gowin was shown as Allenton House, on East 39th Street, New York City. He was president of the American Executive Institute. He wrote “The Executive and His Control of Men” published in 1915.
==O==
Sarah M. Gowin died January 16, 1924 in Swift County according to “Minnesota Death Records Index,” certificate 1924-MN-014943.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA

Eugene Goings, “colored bell boy” was employed by the Spalding Hotel, according to the 1890-91 city directory of Duluth.
==O==
Amelia Gowan, a domestic, was listed in the 1890-91 city directory of Duluth, Minnesota, living at 72 W. Second Street, Superior, Minnesota.
==O==
Leah Gowan died May 20, 1952 according to Washington County death certificates.
==O==
M. Olivia Gowan was born March 15, 1888 at Stillwater, Min­nesota, the daughter of William Gowen and Margaret Lawler Gowan. She graduated from St. Mary School of Nursing, Du­luth, Minnesota in 1912. She received a B.S. degree from College of St. Scholastic, Duluth, Minnesota in 1925. She received an A.M. degree at Columbia University in 1932.

“Sister M. Olivia Gowan” was listed in “Who’s Who in America in 1948.” At that time she lived at 4801 Sargent Road, N. E. Washington, D. C.
==O==
Capt. Albert S. Gowen was serving in the Minnesota National Guard in the 206th Infantry Regiment in a service company, according to the 1925 “Official National Guard Register.”
==O==
Hannah Curtis Gowen died November 14, 1920 according to Washington County death certificates.
==O==
Josephine Gowen died October 6, 1938 in Washington County according to “Minnesota Death Certificates Index,” certificate 1938-MN-016545.
==O==
William Gowen, lumberman, who was born in Ireland in 1812 appeared in the 1850 census of Stillwater Precinct, Washington County, Minnesota, according to “Minnesota Territorial Census” by Fridley & Holmquist. He was enumerated August 22, 1850 in Household No. 40-43, a hotel operated by William E. Hearthorn, Tavernkeeper.
==O==
J. Parker Gowing was listed in the 1891-92 city directory of Duluth as a shopkeeper “dealing in paints, oils, glass and wall paper” located at 12 & 14 Second Avenue W. in Duluth. Four paperhangers were employed by the firm. J. Parker Gowing roomed at 1216 E. First Street.

WATONWAN COUNTY, MINNESOTA

A female Goins infant died June 2, 1909 in Watonwan County according to “Minnesota Death Records Index,” certificate 1909-MN-013950.
==O==
Teddy W. Going died March 9, 1909 in Watonwan County according to “Minnesota Death Records Index,” certificate 1909-MN-014007.

WILKIN COUNTY, MINNESOTA

Annie Gowin died December 22, 1953 according to Wilkin County death certificates.
==O==
Cynthia Lucille Gowin died October 9, 1938 in Wilkin County according to “Minnesota Death Records Index,” certificate 1938-MN-016714.

WINONA COUNTY, MINNESOTA

Mary Roberta Going died April 04, 1955 according to Winona County death certificates.

WRIGHT COUNTY, MINNESOTA
William “Bud” Goins was married about 1919 to Cora Filicia Fay Mooers, daughter of John Henry Raynear Mooers and Katherine Caroline Louisa Greiner Mooers, probably in Wright County. Cora Felicia Fay Mooers was born there February 19, 1897 in Cokato, Minnesota. She died March 8, 1985 in Santa Rosa, California.

Children born to William “Bud” Goins and Cora Filicia Fay Mooers Goins include:

Leroy Clinton Goins born January 3, 1921
Melvin Clayton born December 14, 1922
Rebecca May Goins born November 4, 1924

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