ANDREWS COUNTY, MISSOURI
Leslie Lee Goins and Maggie Mae Goins were buried in Ca-ples Cemetery, Amazonia, Missouri. He was born in 1883 and died in 1959, and she was born in 1883 and died in 1967, ac-cording to their headstone. The stone was photographed by Sandy Nehrling of Bolingbrook, Illinois.
AUDRAIN COUNTY, MISSOURI
J. A. Goings was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Audrain County, Household 123-123:
“Goings, J. A. 35, born in IL, mother born in NC,
F. D. 28, born in MO, father born in OH
mother born in OH, white
William Goings was enumerated in the 1880 census of Audrain County, South Salt River Township, June 24, 1880. He was recorded as “age 22, white, single, farmer, born in Missouri, father born in Missouri, mother born in Missouri.
James Gowan, age about 40, died December 10, 1909, according to “Audrain County, Missouri Obituaries, 1904-1916.”
Mrs. M. Gowan, a housekeeper, was born in Ireland. She died in March 1860 and was buried at Saline Township, Audrain County.
John C. Gowen, a Kentuckian, appeared as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Audrian County, Cusore Township. The household was enumerated June 22, 1880 as:
“Gowen, John C. 49, farmer, born in KY, father born in KY, mother _ born in KY
Martha 45, born in IL, father born in PA, mother born in IL
Mary E. 21, born in IL, father born in KY, mother born in IL
Anna J. 14, born in MO, father born in KY, mother born in IL
Sylvester 11, born in MO, father born in KY, mother born in IL
Joseph T. 9, born in MO, father born in KY, mother born in IL
Alice 7, born in MO, father born in KY, mother born in IL
Sallie 5, born in MO, father born in KY, mother born in IL
Susan 2, born in MO, father born in KY, mother born in IL”
John C. Gowen and Martha Gowen were apparently married in Illinois about 1858, lived there through 1859 and moved to Missouri prior to 1866. “John C. Gowan,” age about 74, died January 22, 1906, according to “Audrian County, Missouri Obituaries, 1904-1916.”
John W. Gowen, a farmer, was married to S. A. Faddis Gowen in Audrain County. Children born to John W. Gowen and S. A. Faddis Gowen include Lena May Gowen, the second child, born October 15, 1883. The physician attending was J. B. Scholl, M.D., of Youngs Creek. John was 28 and S. A. was 24 when Lena Gowen was born, according to “Missouri Birth and Death Records,” roll number C414.
Mrs. Mary Ellen Gowin Pendleton died in Hereford, Missouri in 1940 and was buried in Mexico, Missouri. She was the widow of James William Pendleton, according to Katy Huxford, a great-granddaughter.
BARRY COUNTY MISSOURI
Absalom Goins and his wife, Margaret Babbs Goins homesteaded 40 acres and built a log cabin on it in March 1886, according to Dan Saults writing in “The Ozarks Mountaineer.”
“Absalom built the cabin with the help of his brothers from surrounding white oaks; logs, shingles and boards were fashioned by hand with broad axes, drawing knives and other hand tools. There was one room up and one room down; here Absalom and Margaret raised three daughters while gradually adding outbuildings including a spring house, barn and smokehouse. They raised cows, hogs, chickens, mules, sheep and geese; grew apples and cherries, and packed wild fruits; drove their mare and buggy to shop in Seligman on festive occasions.
There was a rail fence around the buildings, reported Daisy Goins Parker, the first daughter. She said the family made feather beds from the geese, and the three girls slept upstairs on those beds. There were shelves for each child; they hung clothes from the ceiling and stored trunks under the eaves.”
Burrell Gowen married Sarah Trulove on January 11, 1872, according to Barry County marriage records.
Martha R. Gowan married John B. Arnold on April 1, 1859 according to Barry County marriage records.
James Austin Gowen and his wife, Lucy Maddox Gowen, both natives of Missouri, lived in Ridgeley and St. Joseph, Missouri. He was a freightwagon driver who made the trip to California goldfields in 1849.
Children born to James Austin Gowen and Lucy Maddox Gowen include:
James Austin Gowen, Jr. born December 9, 1854
James Austin Gowen, Jr, son of James Austin Gowen and Lucy Maddox Gowen, was born at Ridgely, Missouri December 9, 1854. He attended school at St. Joseph, Missouri. He was married about 1878, probably in Nebraska to Anna Marie Brestel, second child of Hans Christian Brestel and Eva Rosina Wahl Brestel, according to the research of Mary Louise Gerkin. Anna Marie Brestel was born in Wisconsin September 17, 1861. Hans Christian Brestel was born June 18, 1837 in Baden, Germany and emigrated to the United States in 1855. He was married November 3, 1857 in Barton, Wisconsin to Eva Rosina Wahl who was born October 27, 1841 in Wurttemburg, Germany. She emigrated in 1854. They moved to Nebrasaka and lived in a mud house. Hans Christian Brestel died May 14, 1899 in Gothenburg, Nebraska, and she died there June 27, 1916.
In 1883 James A. Gowan, Jr. appeared as a stonecutter at Oatmanville Quarry, near Austin, Texas. He was on the Capitol Pay Roll there and was probably employed in the reconstruction of the state capitol, which had burned November 9, 1881. After completion of the reconstruction May 6, 1888, the couple settled in Ft. Worth, Texas. In the 1889 edition of the Ft. Worth city directory James Austin Gowen, Jr. and Anna Marie Brestel Gowen were living at 806 Violet.
On March 19, 1891 James Austin Gowen, Jr. bought a lot in Rosedale Addition, Ft. Worth, from C. R. Field, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 80, page 78. He received a release of vendor’s lein on the property November 15, 1898, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 141, page 205. James Austin Gowen was listed in the 1898 city directory of Dallas, Texas living in the National Hotel.
James Austin Gowen, Jr. appeared as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Ft. Worth, Texas residing at 366 East Violet Street. The family was recorded in Enumeration District 106, page 4 as:
“Gowen, James A. 45, born December 1854 in MO
Anna 37, born on September 1862 in WI”
On February 3, 1903 James Austin Gowen, Jr. and Anna Marie Brestel Gowen received a warranty deed from David O. Griggs to a lot in Patillo Addition, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 177, page 374. On August 28, 1903 they sold a portion of a block in Rosedale Addition to James Beasley for $700, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 183, page 233.
In 1904-05 they were living at 1704 May Avenue, Ft. Worth. Their family was composed of three members at that time. On February 8, 1909 they received a warranty deed from J. N. Winters to a lot in Fairmont Addition, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 312, page 202.
James Austin Gowen, Jr. and Anna Marie Brestel Gowen received a deed from H. R. Zuwer November 29, 1913 to a lot in Oakwood Cemetery for $25, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 372, page 567. Anna Marie Brestel Gowen received a warranty deed from W. R. McKey November 14, 1917 to a lot in the Stewart Addition, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 528, page 306.
James Austin Gowen, Jr. received a warranty deed from P. H. Memer March 18,1919 to a lot in Lawn Place Addition, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 559, page 622. James Austin Gowen, Jr. and Anna Marie Brestel Gowen gave a warranty deed to R. H. Kirkpartick August 15, 1919 for $1800 to lots 45-46, Block 17, Fairmont Addition, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 621, page 119.
James Austin Gowen, Jr, George E. Nies and Mrs. F. G. Cole gave an affidavit to the public regarding ownership of land by St. Paul’s Methodist Episcopal Church, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 839, page 566. In the affidavit James Austin Gowen, Jr. stated that “on and prior to March 5, 1889 he was a resident of Ft. Worth”.
James Austin Gowen, Jr. and Anna Marie Brestel Gowen continued to live at 1704 May Avenue until his death January 3, 1927. Anna Brestal Gowen gave an affidavit to the public September 12, 1927 in proof of her heirship in which she stated that no children were born to them, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 996, page 596.
James Austin Gowen, Jr. was listed in “Who’s Who in Texas” page 118, as a master stonecutter and labor leader. From 1904 until 1918 he was employed by John Bardon, a building contractor. In 1920 he worked for J. B. Huffman, contractor. From 1912 until his death he worked for J. G. Henderson.
She gave an endowment to Oakwood Cemetery Association of $120 to “keep the south half of Lot 54, Block 103, Oakwood Cemetery in perpetuity”, on March 28, 1928, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 1012, page 149.
Anna Marie Brestal Gowen and Mrs. J. O. Duckett received a transfer of deed of trust from Ft. Worth Investors Mortgage Company November 30, 1931, to Lot 16, Block 36, Union Depot Addition, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 1158, page 39 and 136.
Anna Marie Brestel Gowen made a contract with Investors Mortgage Company on March 8, 1932. This contract was later involved in litigation which affected real estate in Lamar, Tarrant Lubbock, Hamilton and Taylor counties in Texas. A certificate copy of court procedings of a case tried in the 48th District Court in Tarrant County May 9, 1932 appeared in the deed records of the above counties.
Anna Marie Brestel was declared “non compus mentis” February 17, 1938, according to Tarrant County Probate File 13486. She wrote her will September 30, 1938.
Anna Marie Brestel Gowen continued to live at 1704 May Avenue until her death in July 4, 1941. She died leaving an estate of $5,368.90 according to Tarrant County Probate File 14925. Her will named her brothers and sisters as beneficiaries. Included were William Herman Brestel, Bertha Brestel Hespen, Fred Brestel, Henry Brestel, Herbert Brestel and Frank Brestel.
On April 30, 1943 the estate of Anna Marie Brestel Gowen received an assignment from Investors Mortgage Company to a lot in Ellis Addition, Ft. Worth, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 1566, page 355. The property was sold to Virginia Smith July 19, 1945, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 1726, page 108.
Christena Gowin married Pleasant M. Frost on September 9, 1869, according to Barry County marriage records.
BATES COUNTY, MISSOURI
Willie Gowan, son of W. T. Gowan and S. A. Gowan, was born in 1887, according to “Cemetery Records of Bates County, Missouri, Volume III.” He died in the same year.
BENTON COUNTY, MISSOURI
Mary Lou Hudson-Goans of Claypool, Indiana wrote December 20, 1996:
“I am searching for the parents of Jesse Robert Goans, born March 3, 1856 [per bible records], 1860 MO census report; died March 24, 1942, Willow Springs, MO; mc1890 Melissa Jane Arledge [1865-1941]. Death records did not reveal names of parents. According to 1900 Benton Co, MO census, Jesse’s parents were born in TN.”
Jesse Robert Goans and Melissa Jane Arledge Goans were the parents of:
Edna Goans born in 1892
Fannie Goans born in 1894
Toney Goans born in 1897
Manuel Goans born in 1898
William H.Goans born in 1904
Paul F. Goans born in 1906
Edna Goans, daughter of Jesse Robert Goans and Melissa Jane Arledge Goans, was born in 1892 and died in 1895.
Fannie Goans, daughter of Jesse Robert Goans and Melissa Jane Arledge Goans, was born in 1894. She died in the following year.
Toney Goans, son of Jesse Robert Goans and Melissa Jane Arledge Goans, was born in 1897. He died in 1968
Manuel Goans, son of Jesse Robert Goans and Melissa Jane Arledge Goans, was born in 1898. He died in 1921.
William Henry Goans, son of Jesse Robert Goans and Melissa Jane Arledge Goans, was born in 1904. He was married about 1927 to Rosa Buchanan. He died in 1978.
Children born to William Henry Goans and Rosa Buchanan Goans include:
Henry Dean Goans born about 1929
John Wilford Goans born about 1931
Barbara Ella Goans born about 1933
Robert Herchel Goans born about 1936
Wanda Violet Goans born about 1939
Newell Goans born about 1942
Paul Francis Goans, son of Jesse Robert Goans and Melissa Jane Arledge Goans, was born in 1906. He died in 1982.
BUTLER COUNTY, MISSOURI
Grace Goins was married to Clarence Nye Davis in Poplar Bluff, Missouri on September 23, 1911, according to records of the Second Baptist Church there.
Martha Goins was married February 3, 1912 to Arch McDaniel in Poplar Bluff, according to records of the Second Baptist Church there.
Julia Ann Gowen was married to Henry Arthur Wisdom. In 1929 they lived at Neelyville, Missouri, near Poplar Bluff.
Children born to Henry Arthur Wisdom and Julia Ann Gowen Wisdom include:
Thelma Maxine Wisdom born July 29, 1929
Thelma Maxine Wisdom, daughter of Henry Arthur Wisdom and Julia Ann Gowen Wisdom, was born at Neelyville July 29, 1929, according to “Claiborne Dandridge West.”
Louise M. Gowen, a junior student at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas in 1955, showed a home address of 926 Mary, Poplar Bluff, Missouri. She reappeared in the 1958 S.M.U. student directory with local residence at 716 Dumont, Richardson, Texas.
Living in Poplar Bluff in October in 1971, according to the telephone directory, were:
Goin, Orpha 123 South 10th Street
Goins, M. L. 1002 South 11th Street
Goins, Raymond Rt. 2, Braseley
Goins, Mrs. Georgia 1648 West Harper
Goins, Earl Route One, Dudley, MO
Goins, Jane 506 Hazel
Goins, Luther R 324 N. Riverview
Goins, Thelma 2014 Fair
Goins, Viola 729 Vine
Gowan IGA Super Market Highway 53 & Marshall
Gowan, John E. 1030 Ivadene
Gowin, Sarah 2315 Mangold
BOONE COUNTY, MISSOURI
James W. Cook married Margaret L. Goins on January 15, 1857 according to Boone County marriage records.
William W. Goin appeared as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Boone County, Enumeration District 6, page 6, Bourbon township:
“Goin, William H. 46, born in Missouri
Eliza J. 43, born in Missouri
Emma 20, born in Missouri
Byron 17, born in Missouri
Idelle 13, born in Missouri
Archie 7, born in Missouri
Zepheniah W. 4, born in Missouri”
Harvy Goin was married December 4, 1856 to Eliza Sweeney, according to Boone County marriage records.
Margaret L. Goins was married January 15, 1857 to James W. Cook, according to Boone County marriage records.
David Goin married Emily Wheatly on February 4, 1853, according to Boone County marriage records.
BUCHANAN COUNTY, MISSOURI
W. E. Goins was a taxpayer at Agency, Missouri in Buchanan County from 1896 through 1900, according to the county tax records.
James E. Goowin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Buchanan County, Enumeration District 68, page 4, Marion township:
“Goowin, James E. 35, born in NH
Fannie 25, born in IN
James E. 3, born in IA
Leroy 1, born in MO”
Carrie Gowen, a laundress was employed in 1919 at Missouri State Hospital No. 2 in St. Joseph, Missouri, according to “Missouri State Offices, Political and Military Records, 1919-1920.”
CALDWELL COUNTY, MISSOURI
Martha Goins of Breckenridge township was married August 2, 1874 to John C. Bennett, also of Breckenridge. Henry Summers, minister of the gospel officiated, according to Caldwell County marriage records, page 69.
CALLAWAY COUNTY, MISSOURI
Samuel Henry Gowen was married to Lucy Ann Gilmore in 1877, according to Calloway County marriage records. Children born to Samuel Henry Gowen and Lucy Ann Gilmore Gowen are unknown.
Ira Claton Gowin was born June 12, 1879 and died in Callaway County August 11, 1950, according to “Callaway County, Missouri Obituaries, 1920-1955.”
Everett Harrison Gowin was born October 16, 1888 and died May 11, 1952, according to “Callaway County, Missouri Obituaries, 1920-1955.”
Mrs. Myrtle Gowin Flowers died September 11, 1931, according to “Callaway County, Missouri Obituaries, 1920-1955.”
CAMPBELL COUNTY, MISSOURI
Charley Goins was a resident of Campbell County in 1920 when he was married to Mrs. Ollie Medley of Gideon, Missouri, according to informtion on their Dunklin County marriage license. Children born to Charley Goins and Ollie Medley Goins are unknown.
CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MISSOURI
Cape Girardeau County Marriage Book B, which covers 1839 to 1854, contains no members of the Gowen family [or spelling variations], according to Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, who published an index to the volume.
Pvt. James Gowan participated in the Battle of the Sink Hole in 1814 in Cape Girardeau County. In May and June, 1814, a company of mounted rangers was recruited by Peter Craig.
The company was enlisted for one for service on the frontiers of Missouri and Illinois and was attached to Col. William Russell’s regiment.
Officers of the company include:
Peter Craig, captain; Drakeford Grey, first lieutenant; Wilson Able, ensign; John Rodney, Enos Randol, Daniel Harklerood, William Fugate, William Blakeney, sergeants; Abraham Letts, Perry Wheat, Jeremiah Able, William McCarty, Charles Sexton and Thomas Rodney, corporals.
James Atkinson, John Able, Stephen Boyd, Jonathan Brickey, John Brown, Tessant Barkume, James Brown, William Bush, George Bush, Peter Barrado, Francois Baraboe, Thomas Boyce, Burrell Castly, John Cameron, Charles Cardinal, William Crump, John Cooper, Jesse Cochran, Baptiste Cotie, Alexander Cotie, James Gowan, Hung Dowlin, Elias Davis, Ludwell Davis, John Dotson, Samuel Foster, Able Gallan, Alexander Giboney, Louis Guiliah, Charles Hamilton, Louis Heneaux, Abijah Highsmith, John Houk, Ben Hail, John Holcomb, James Hamilton, Frederick Hector, Thomas Hail, John Hodfe, Stephen Jarboe, Jehoida Jeffery, Andrew Johnson, Baptiste Janneaux, Jr. and Sr, William King, Charles Lloyd, Francis Lemmey, Joseph Lemmey, John Langston, Baptiste LaCroy, Baptiste Labeaux, Stephen McKinzie, James Massey, Nathan McCarty, James Masterson, Mark Murphy, Wm. Martin, Ben Ogle, Samuel Parker, James Putney, Sam Philip, John Patterson, Antonie Pelkey, John Roach, Tessant Reeves, Robert Robertson, Joshua Simson, John Sorrells, John Sheperd, Alex St. Scott, Joseph Sivwaris, Edward Stephenson, Solomon Thorn, Hubbard Tayon, John Upham, John Vance, Louis Vanure, Pascal Valle, George Wilt, John Watkin, Isaac Williams, John Wiggs, David Wilt, William. Watkin, Jenkin Williams, William Wells, Levi Wolverton, Michael Wigo, Frederick Webber, Isaac Gregory, George Vanleer.
The company was completed and mustered into service July 2 and was engaged in guarding the frontiers when the Battle of Sink Hole occurred. The battle was fought in what is now Lincoln County, Missouri not far from Cap au Gris.
CASS COUNTY, MISSOURI
W. Pleasant Goin was married to Priscilla Miller January 6, 1853, according to Cass County Marriage Book B, page 210. Of W. Pleasant Goin and Priscilla Miller Goin nothing more is known.
Susan Gowing was married to James S. Cox April 17, 1853, according to Cass County Marriage Book B, page 167.
CLAY COUNTY, MISSOURI
Daniel Gohen was the head of Household No. 1119-1119 enumerated in the 1850 census of Clay County:
“Gohen, Daniel 24, birth place unknown, laborer
Nancy 20, birth place unknown
John 2, born in Missouri”
CHARITON COUNTY, MISSOURI
William R. McGowem, farmer, was married to Catherine D. Stewart McGowen, of Kentucky. A male child, the seventh, was born to William McGowen and Catherine McGowen February 25, 1884 in Chariton County according to “Missouri Birth and Death Records Database,” roll number C1629, page 18, number 196. William was 37 when the child was born. The attending physician is listed as J. Knott of Westville.
DADE COUNTY, MISSOURI
Viola Gowan was born March 9, 1870 in Dade County. She was married October 31, 1886 in Fannin County, Texas to John Edmiston Cox. He was born there November 17, 1859 to Edmiston Cox and Dorcas Anderson Brown Cox. Edmiston Cox was born May 3, 1809 in Bowling Green, Kentucky and died at Randolph, Texas in Fannin County July 23, 1861. Dorcas Anderson Brown Cox was born August 10, 1819 in Kentucky and died October 16, 1888 at Randolph.
John Edmiston Cox died in Fannin County September 22, 1894, and Viola Gowan Cox was remarried shortly afterward. Later she was married for a third time.
DADE COUNTY, MISSOURI
Viola Gowan was born March 9, 1870 in Dade County. She was married October 31, 1886 in Fannin County, Texas to John Edmiston Cox. He was born there November 17, 1859 to Edmiston Cox and Dorcas Anderson Brown Cox. Edmiston Cox was born May 3, 1809 in Bowling Green, Kentucky and died at Randolph, Texas in Fannin County July 23, 1861. Dorcas Anderson Brown Cox was born August 10, 1819 in Kentucky and died October 16, 1888 at Randolph.
John Edmiston Cox died in Fannin County September 22, 1894, and Viola Gowan Cox was remarried shortly afterward. Later she was married for a third time.
DAVIESS COUNTY, MISSOURI
John B. Goins was married to Elizabeth A. Lay October 7, 1883, according to Daviess County marriage records. Children born to John B. Goins and Elizabeth A. Lay Goins are unknown.
DUNKLIN COUNTY, MISSOURI
George W. Going was married to Lorena Evaline Golightly on September 29, 1874 according to Dunklin County marriage records.
Lafayette Goins was born in Alabama in February 1852, according to his enumerated in the 1900 census. He was married first about 1875, wife’s name unknown. He was remarried 1890, wife’s name, Clem A.
They were enumerated in the 1900 census of Dunklen County:
“Goins, Lafayette 48, born in February 1852 in AL
Clem A. ??, born in MO
John F. 22, born in May 1878 in IL
Lilly M. 7, born in Oct. 1894 in AR
Emiline 5, born in Dec. 1896 in MO
Elizabeth 3, born in Dec. 1896 in MO”
John F. Goins, son of Lafayette Goins and his first wife, was born in May 1878 in Illinois. He was enumerated as a 22-year-old living in his father’s household in the 1900 census. He was married about 1901 to Dollie Bryant, daughter of Daniel Harvey Bryant and Nellie Jane Dunivan Bryant. Nellie Jane Dunivan Bryant died in 1924 in Dunklin County.
Children born to John F. Goins and Dollie Bryant Goins include:
Robert A. Goins born about 1903
Robert A. Goins, son of John F. Goins, was born about 1903 in Dunklin County. He was married about 1926 to Martha Shoptaw.
Children born to Robert A. Goins and Martha Shoptaw in-clude:
John F. Goins born about 1930
John F. Goins, son of Robert A. Goins and Martha Shoptaw Goins, was born about 1930.
Endora [Eudora?] Gowen was married April 22, 1893 to W. M. McCracken, according to Dunklin County marriage records.
J. R. Gowen was married to Lorretta Kinder July 17, 1887, according to Dunklin County marriage records. Children born to J. R., Gowen and Lorretta Kinder Gowen are unknown.
M. M. Gowen was married to Miss M. E. Pickens October 4, 1894, according to Dunklin County marriage records. Children born to M. M. Gowen and M. E. Pickens Gowen are unknown.
Matilda Gowens married William S. Sullinger on December 10, 1882, according to Dunklin County marriage records.
GASCONADE COUNTY, MISSOURI
Henry Gowen was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Gastonade County.
GENTRY COUNTY, MISSOURI
Leroy Goen was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Gentry County, Enumeration District 276, page 8, Howard township:
“Goen, Leroy 33, born in TN
Catherine 29, born in TN
John 9, born in TN
Levi 8, born in TN
Goen,Elizabeth 71, born in TN, mother”
GREENE COUNTY, MISSOURI
William W. Goans was married to Amanda I. Postin December 17, 1846, according to Greene County Marriage Book A, page 146. Of William W. Goans and Amanda I. Postin Goans nothing more is known.
Mrs. Amanda P. Goins was married October 4, 1854 to Jesse Mason, Jr, according to Greene County marriage records.
Rebecca Goun was married to Calvin Weatherman December 14, 1854, according to Greene County Marriage Book B, page 18.
GRUNDY COUNTY, MISSOURI
John M. Coleman, a merchant, was married to Katie McGowen Coleman in Trenton, Grundy County. A male child was born to them December 11, 1884 in Trenton according to “Missouri Birth and Death Records Database,” roll number C2591, number 429. At the time of the birth, John was 25 and Katie was 25. The medical attendant at the birth was W.R. Berry of Trenton.
HARRISON COUNTY, MISSOURI
William Goen was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Harrison County, Enumeration District 289, page 13, Colfax town-ship:
“Goen, William 32, born in Ohio
Martha 25, born in Indiana
Charles 4, born in Missouri”
HENRY COUNTY, MISSOURI
Isaac T. Gouin was enumerated as the head of a househole in the 1880 census of Henry County, Enumeration District 173, page 33, Clinton township:
“Gouin, Isaac T. 51, born in Illinois
Catherine 47, born in Ohio
Charles 27, born in Illinois
Sherman 6, born in Missouri
Thomas 8, born in Missouri
Liddy 6, born in Missouri
Walls, Ellen 23, born in Missouri, daughter
James 24, born in Missouri, son-in-law
Isaac H. 3/12, born in Missouri, grandson”
Thomas S. Gowan was born at Clinton, Missouri of parents unknown September 22, 1870. He was married to Mandy Margy Gates, daughter of Peter Gates and Rickie Schultz Gates. She was born November 30, 1869 in Ohio.
Thomas S. Gowan and Mandy Margy Gates Gowan were residents of Big Spring, Texas at 1816 West Third Street, according to the 1929 city directory. In the 1936-37 edition they lived at 1411 West Second Street. Mandy Margy Gates Gowen died of heart disease May 13, 1937 in Big Spring, after a nine-year residence there, according to Howard County Death Book 7, page 334. She was buried in the cemetery at Coahoma, Texas.
From 1942 through 1949 Thomas S. Gowan lived at 1910 West Third Street, according to Big Spring city directories. He died July 7, 1953, at age 83, the result of a fall July 3, 1953 while getting off a city bus in Big Spring. The fall produced a fractured left hip and left shoulder and a congestive heart condition. He was buried in Big Spring Cemetery.
HOWARD COUNTY, MISSOURI
The will of John Goin was probated May 26, 1824. In his will he named his wife, Agnes Goin and his sons, Thomas Goin and Pollard Goin. Witnesses to the will were Stephen Goin and June Goin. John Harvey and John Walker were named executors.
IRON COUNTY, MISSOURI
Allen Gowen and his wife, Nancy Elizabeth Reed Gowen, who was born in October 1829, were residents of Iron County in 1854, according to a descendant. Iron County was created in 1857 from six neighboring counties. He was murdered by one of his wife’s brothers, according to family tradition. Nancy Elizabeth Reed Gowen appeared in the June 1900 and the 1910 census as a widow.
Children born to Allen Gowen and Nancy Elizabeth Reed Gowen include:
William Henderson Gowen born October 5, 1854
William Henderson Gowen, son of Allen Gowen and Nancy Elizabeth Reed Gowen, was born October 5, 1854 in Iron County. He was married about 1877 to Sarah Ann Anderson. He died March 9, 1943 and was buried in Anderson Cemetery. Children born to William Henderson Gowen and Sarah Ann Anderson Gowen are unknown.
JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI
E. J. Goins was a resident of Jackson County October 24, 1919 when he received a quit claim deed from J. N. Moore to 640 acres in Brewster County, Texas. The deed described the land as Section 32, Block 235, according to Brewster County Deed Book 39, page 355. On November 24, 1922 E. J. Goins and his wife Belle Goins gave a warranty deed to the land to L. M. Hargus, according to Brewster County Deed Book 43, page 122.
E. J. Goins, a “single man of Jackson County” received a warranty deed for 160 acres in Curry County, New Mexico from John N. Moore, also of Jackson County, March 17, 1923, according to Curry County Deed Book 28, page 223. E. J. Goins gave a quit claim deed to the property to R. M. Sheppard July 30, 1923, according to Curry County Deed Book, 28, page 291.
Charles R. Gowan was a driver and resided at 738 Locust and later at 2114 Bales in Kansas City, Missouri according to the Kansas City directory [1889-91].
Ellen Gowan resided at 1509 Jackson in Kansas City, Missouri according to the Kansas City directory [1889-91].
Ida Gowan was listed as a domestic residing at 619 East 13th Street in Kansas City, Missouri in the Kansas City directory [1889-91].
Ira Gowan was listed as a driver for American Express Co. residing at 1009 East 17th Street in Kansas City, Missouri in the Kansas City directory [1889-91].
Ella Gowen resided at Blue Avenue, Southeast Corner in Kansas City, Missouri according to the Kansas City directory [1889-91].
Mrs. J. A. Gowen resided at 1300 McGee in Kansas City Missouri according to Kansas City directory [1889-91].
Wayne Gowen was a foreman and resided at 511 East 6th Street in Kansas City, Missouri according to the Kansas City directory [1889-91].
C. V. Gowing of Jackson County received an oil & gas lease on property located in Hopkins County, Texas in 1916, according to Hopkins County Deed Book 96, page 630. He gave an assignment on the lease to George Stough April 5, 1917, according to Hopkins County Deed Book 97, page 37.
John R. Gowing was listed as a clerk employed by G. A. Smith residing at Tracy between 18th and 19th Streets in Kansas City, Missouri in the city directory. He was later listed as a clerk employed by I. L. Haas & Son residing at 210 West 5th Street in Kansas City Missouri. Both entries are from the 1889-91 Kansas City, Missouri city directories.
M.A. Going was married to Mariah C. West On February 15, 1875, according to Jackson County marriage records.
JASPER COUNTY, MISSOURI
Carline Gowen was married November 5, 1871 to Lilbum Arthur, according to Jasper County Marriage Book C-D, page 68.
Clement Gowen was born February 24, 1927 and died August 17, 1999 according to the August 18, 19, and 20, 1999 issues of “Columbus Daily Advocate.” He was buried in Coffeyville, Kansas.
Mary B. Gowen was married to M. H. Fisher December 17, 1871 in Carthage, Missouri, according to Jasper County Marriage Book C-D, page 82.
L. Gowing, a resident of Jasper County in 1908 received a warranty deed from James R. DeLay and J. E. Lancaster to 160 acres in Floyd County, Texas for $2,800 November 9, 1908, according to Floyd County Deed Book 17, page 569. L. Gowing and his wife, Artie M. Gowing of Carthage, Missouri sold the property to Jasper Young, August 13, 1917 for $4,000 according to Floyd County Deed Book 41, page 86. They gave a transfer to Temple Trust Company June 10, 1925, according to Floyd County Book 10, page 193.
JEFFERSON COUNTY, MISSOURI
Adelle Gowan, born in 1886, died in 1953, according to her tombstone in Richardson Cemetery in Jefferson County
Ben Gowan was one of the signatories to the statement written February 11, 1878 and published in the “Jefferson Democrat:”
“De Soto, Mo., Feb’y 11, 1878 – Mr. Warren A. White – Dear Sir: — We the undersigned qualified voters of the town [coming city], respectfully request you to become a candidate for Mayor at the ensuing April election, and promise you our support.”
Contained in the September 10, 1880 edition of the “Jef-ferson Democrat” in a county court proceedings column appeared the following report:
“September 6, 1880: Report of coroner’s inquest over body of Benjamin Gowan approved, and bill of $21.20 costs allowed, and ordered certified to the railroad company for pay.”
Catherine Gowan, born 1848 and died 1921, was buried in the City Cemetery at DeSoto, Missouri.
Frank M. Gowan, born 1886, died 1926 and Hannah L. Gow-an, born in 1889, died 1970 were buried in the City Cemetery at DeSoto.
Fred Gowan was born about 1903 at DeSota of parents unknown. He was married about 1921 to Eva Peebles who was born at Barda, Nebraska about 1903. In January 1926 they were living at 234 South Emporia, Wichita, Kansas where he was employed as a cook, according to a son’s birth certificate.
William Fred Gowan, their third son, was born to them there January 10, 1926, according to Kansas BVS File 287-21533 filed by Dr. F. E. Kunce.
About 1928 they had “willfully abandoned the child and neglected to provide proper care and maintenance for a period of more than two years,” according to the minutes of Jackson County, Missouri Circuit Court, Kansas City Juvenile Division, No. A-6733. On October 18, 1930 Fred Gowan signed a consent form for the child to be put up for adoption. Of Fred Gowan and Eva Peebles Gowan nothing more is known.
Children born to them include:
Bob Gowan born about 1923
Don Gowan born about 1924
William Fred Gowan born January 10, 1926
Bob Gowan, son of Fred Gowan and Eva Peebles Gowan, was born about 1923. Of this individual nothing more is known.
Don Gowan, son of Fred Gowan and Eva Peebles Gowan, was born about 1924. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
William Fred Gowan, son of Fred Gowan and Eva Peebles Gowan, was born January 10, 1926 in Wichita, according to his birth certificate. On November 6, 1930 he was adopted by a realtor, Calvin F. Troupe and Margaret E. Troupe of Kansas City, Missouri. The Jackson County Circuit Court granted a request for the child’s name to be changed to Calvin F. Troupe III.
In 1994 Calvin F. Troupe III, a resident of Brooklyn, New York placed a request with Gowen Research Foundation for assistance in locating his brother, Don Gowan and other members of his Gowan family
Ervin F. Gowan, born August 29, 1855, according to his tombstone in Gowan Cemetery at DeSoto, Missouri.
“Irvin F. Gowan” was married to “Miss Mary J. Gowan” on December 9, 1877 by Rev. J. L. McFarland, according to the December 21, 1877 edition of the “Jefferson Democrat.”
Mary J. Gowan was born July 29, 1860, according to her tombstone adjoining her husband’s.
“Augusta Ray Gowen” was born May 14 1886 in Jefferson County, the seventh child of Irving Gowen and Eugenia Gowen. Irving Gowen, a farmer was 30, at the time of the birth, and Eugenia Gowen was 26. The medical attendant at the birth was a Mrs. Kraemer, a midwife, according to “Missouri Birth and Death Records Database,” Roll Number C3422, page 85, No. 1042.
“Mrs. Irving Gowen” was the mother of a daughter born May 14, 1886, according to the June 9, 1886 edition of the “Jefferson Democrat” published in Hillsboro, Missouri.
Ervin F. Gowan died April 4, 1914, and Mary Jane Gowan Gowan died June 3, 1937.
A male child was born October 17, 1886 to Emma Gowen [also listed as Gowan] of De Soto County. Emma Gowen was 24 at the time of the birth. A Mrs. Kraemer was the medical attendant at the birth, according to “Missouri Birth and Death Records Database,” roll number C3422, page 62, number 1188. The identity of the father is not recorded.
Ettie R. Gowen was born April 4, 1889 in Jefferson County, the eighth child of Erwigne Gowen and Eugenie Gowen. Erwigne Gowen, a carpenter, was 33 at the time of the birth, and Eugenie Gowen was 29. A Mrs. Kraemer of DeSoto was the medical attendant at the birth, according to “Missouri Birth and Death Records Database,” roll number C3422, page 65, number 2057. This birth is also recorded on page 163 of the same database.
Burials in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Jefferson County.
Hazel A. Gowen McKenzie buried February 14, 1936.
Lee Matthew Gowen, born April 4, 1, 1895, died March 22,
Effie E. Mae Gowen, born August 6, 1906, died May 27,
Ruby Gowen Watson, born August 7, 1940
PFC Raymond Edward Gowen, U. S. Army, born February 8,
1925, died March 28, 1998
Ruby M. Gowen, born July 30, 1930, married February 25,
1946, [no death date]
Ryan Matthew Gowen, “ 9 / 6 / 1987”
Homer I. Gowen, born 1892, died 1963, was buried in Desoto City Cemetery. Adjoining was the grave of Nettie E. Gowan, born in 1898, died in 1993.
J. E. Gowan of Windsor Harbor, Missouri was listed as a tax defaulter of 1874 taxes in the June 18, 1875 edition of the “Jefferson Democrat.”
James Gowan and John Gowan were listed as tax defaulters for the year of 1875 in the June 9, 1876 edition of the “Jeffer-son Democrat.”
James F. Gowan was paid $1.75 for appearing as a witness in a court case tried May 14, 1880, according to the Statement of Witness and Jury Script issued by the Clerk of Circuit Court of Jeffrson County for the year ending February 1, 1881. The statement was printed in the February 4, 1881 edition of the “Jefferson Democrat.”
R. Gowan and Gowan Black were listed in the Friday, June 9, 1876 edition of “The Jefferson Democrat” as being tax de-faulters.
John Gowan was paid $29.50 for juror service in Jefferson County, according to the February 20, 1880 edition of the “Jefferson Democrat.”
He was paid $15.90 for petit jury duty on September 21, 1881, according to the February 24, 1882 edition of the “Jefferson Democrat.”
The residence of John Gowan, father of Cora A. Gowan, was the site of her wedding January 27, 1887, according to the February 2, 1887 edition of the “Jefferson Democrat:”
“On the 27th, at the residence of John Gowan, father of the bride, Miss Cora A. Gowan and Mr. James L. Irvin of Plat-tin, were united in marriage by Rev. J.T. Mc-Mullin. A houseful of friends were in attendance, and after the cer-emony a good dinner was served. The presents were num-erous, ornamental and useful.”
John Gowan “had his pension increased,” according to the December 14, 1887 edition of the “Jefferson Democrat.”
The obituary of Cora A./L. Gowen Irvin was published in the “Jefferson Democrat” of Wednesday, February 22, 1888:
“Obituary:- Departed this life, in St. Louis, February 14, 1888, Cora L. Irvin, aged 22 years leaving a little babe on-ly 9 days old, a fond husband, brothers, sisters and friends, to mourn her early death. She was the daughter of Mr. John Gowan of DeSoto, and was buried from his resi-dence on the 16th inst., the interrment taking place at John Gowan’s family burying ground, east of DeSoto. She was married about two years ago to Mr. James Irvin, of Plattin township, and a few months ago went with her husband to St. Louis to live. Four years ago she united with the Meth-odist Episcopal Church, and lived a devoted Christian life until called to her eternal rest.”
John Gowan deeded to E. F. Gowan 17 acres in Section 6, Township 39, Range 5 “for one dollar,” according to a list of conveyances published in the “Jefferson Democrat” of September 26, 1888.
Mrs. John A. Gowan was the mother of a boy born November 15, 1886 in Hillsboro, according to the December 1, 1886 edition of the “Jefferson Democrat.”
John O. Gowan was married March 11, 1877 to Pauline E. Washburn “at the residence of Henry Washburn” by Rev. J. T. McMullin, according to the March 16, 1877 edition of the “Jefferson Democrat.” Children born to John O. Gowan and Pauline E. Washburn Gowan are unknown.
Lemuel Gowan was selected as petit juror, according to the “Jefferson Democrat” of Wednesday, December 7, 1887.
Lemuel Gowan of Valle, Missouri was named as a delegate to the Republican convention to be held in Hillsboro on May 5, 1888, according to the April 25 edition of the newspaper.
Norman H. Gowan was born January 16, 1927, according to his tombstone in DeSoto City Cemetery. He served in the U.S. Army as a Tech 5 during World War II. He died September 3, 1927. An adjoining tombstone was provided for Alma L. Gowan, born September 3, 1927. The death date was left blank.
Buried in DeSoto City Cemetery are:
Leonard O. Gowan 1866 – 1941
Mary M. Gowan 1868 – 1949.
Ernest O. Gowan 1895 – 1921
Company A, 113th Engineers, A.E.F.
Susan Gowan 1888 – 1928
Norman H. Gowan, son of Homer I. Gowan and Nettie Rey-nolds Gowan, was born January 16, 1927 in DeSoto. He died at age 73 at DeSoto, March 11, 2000, at his residence. He was a retired glassworker for Pittsburgh Plate Glass Industries. He was also a retired sergeant in the U. S. Army, having served during the Korean Conflict.
He was survived by his wife, Alma Lee Bourbon Gowan of DeSoto, two daughters: Toni Gowan Gallaway and her hus-band Bob of Hillsboro, Missouri and Linda Gowan Pinkston and her husband Lester of Cadet, Missouri; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was buried in DeSoto City Cemetery.
James Gowen, a farmer, was married to Jane Black Gowen in Jefferson County. Children born to James Gowen and Jane Black Gowen include a daughter, their fifth child, born August 21, 1886 in Jefferson County according to “Missouri Birth and Death Records Database,” roll number C3422, page 61, No. 1138. Dr. B. Stevens of Vineland was listed as the attending physician for the birth. The birth is also listed under page 92 of the same records database.
J. T. McMullin made a statement regarding the death of Thomas B. Gowan which was published in the October 1, 1880 edition of the “Jefferson Democrat:”
“Thomas B. Gowan, aged 24 years and 8 months was born in Indiana, came to Missouri 18 years ago, lived with the undersigned, nearly 6 years. By industry and kindness he endeared himself to many, and his death is lamented by the entire neighborhood. He seemed as a member of my family as I shall never forget the kind care he took of me; but is gone, never more to return.
William Gowan deeded property to May E. Paul for a consideration of $700 in 1911, according to the June 29, 1911 edition of the “Jefferson County Record.”
Malcolm McGowan was born in 1875 and died in Jefferson County in 1936. His wife, Ella R. McGowan was born in 1877 and died in 1959. She was buried beside her husband in DeSoto City Cemetery.
JOHNSON COUNTY, MISSOURI
Martha Gowen was married March 15, 1866 to Johnathan Proctor, according to Johnson County marriage records.
Sarah E. Goen was married March 17, 1875 to John G. Smith, according to Johnson County marriage records.
Benjamin Goin, born in Tennessee in 1837, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Johnson County, Enumeration District 111, page 9:
“Goin,Benjamin 43, born in TN
Mary 46, born in TN
Melvina 25, born in TN
Mary A. 24, born in TN
Goins, Juda L. 18, born in TN, son
Benjamin F. 12, born in TN, son
Elen 8, born in TN, daughter”
[No explanation was given for the change in the spelling of the surname in the enumeration.]
Emily Goin was married July 1, 1851 to Jacob Barnett, according to Johnson County marriage records.
Polly Ann Goins married Peter Gipe on August 5, 1858, according to Johnson County marriage records.
A. D. Gowans was married on February 22, 1871 to Mary McConnell, according to Johnson County marriage records. Children born to A. D. Gowans and Mary McConnell Gowans are unknown.
Andrew Gowans was born in Ohio September 25, 1834, according to “History of Johnson County, Missouri.” He enlisted in Company H, 94th Ohio Infantry Regiment in 1862 as a private. He moved through several promotions to captain and was found in several battles with his regiment. He received an honorable discharge following the end of the Civil War and removed to Illinois. He remained there until 1867 when he moved to Johnson County where he became a farmer operating 120 acres there. In 1872 he was married to Carrie A. Lorimer who was born in Ohio. She was the daughter of Alexander Lorimer.
“Miss M. H. Gowans was married [about September 23, 1871] to I. M. Richmond at Capt. Andrew Gowans’ in Johnson County, Missouri,” according to the September 27, 1871 edition of “Missouri Republican” of St. Louis.
“Andrew Gowans, Esquire” died in 1881 at the age of 47.
Children born to Andrew Gowans and Carrie A. Lorimer Gowans include:
Grace Gowans born about 1874
Mary E. Gowans born about 1876
Katie I. Gowans born about 1879
Margaret Gowans married Issac Richmond on September 20, 1871, according to Johnson County marriage records.
Samuel W. Gowans was married in Johnson County to Mary E. Stitt in 1870, according to John County marriage records. Children born to Samuel W. Gowans and Mary E. Stitt Gowans are unknown.
Martha Gowen married Johnathan Proctor on March 15, 1866, according to Johnson County marriage records.
Thomas I. Goin married Margaret P. Caroll on September 25, 1862 according to Johnson County marriage records.
Walter Gowans was born in Scotland December 10, 1799. He died in Johnson County, Centerview township January 12, 1887 at the age of “87 years, 1 month, 13 days,” and was buried “in U. P. Cemetery,” according to Johnson County death records.
Eliza J. Gowins married George T. Hayes on August 24, 1855, according to Johnson County marriage records.
William Gowin, a Kentuckian born in 1832, was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Johnson County, Enumeration District 109, page 15, Washington Township:
“Gowin,William 48, born in Kentucky
Rebecca 49, born in Kentucky
Sarah 23, born in Missouri
John P. 20, born in Missouri
William 18, born in Missouri
Grant 13, born in Missouri
Joseph 6, born in Missouri”
LACLEDE COUNTY, MISSOURI
Zerelda E. Goans, age 1, born in Missouri, died in August 1860 in Laclede County, according to the 1860 mortality schedule. Cause of death was unknown.
LAFAYETTE COUNTY, MISSOURI
James N. Falkner married S. Lottie Goins on November 6, 1893 according to Lafayette County marriage records.
Annie L. Goens was married March 3, 1898 to George W. Waggoner, according to Lafayette County marriage records.
George Goings was married December 22, 1868 to Elin Young, according to Lafayette County marriage records. Children born to George Goings and Elin Young Goings are unknown.
Nancy J. Goins, wife of George Goins, died in Lafayette County May 13, 1896 at the age of 41, according to her obit-uary in the “Higginsville Advance.”
S. Lottie Goins was married to James M. Falkner November 6, 1893, according to Lafayette County marriage records.
William J. Goins was married October 8, 1890 to Mary J. Daugher, according to Lafayette County marriage records. Of William J. Goins and Mary J. Daugher Goins nothing more is known.
Delnora Evan Gowan was married about 1891 to Ulysses S. Grant Kesterson who was born in 1868 to John Henry Kesterson and Malinda Jacques Kesterson in Lafayette County. He died in 1950.
Billy McGowan attended school in Dover, Missouri in Lafayette County from 1926 through 1938. Edward McGowan attended school there in 1921-22.
LAWRENCE COUNTY, MISSOURI
James W. Goings was born about 1838 in Tennessee of parents unknown. He was married by A. A. Young, M.C.P. to Diana “Dicey” Myers December 27, 1859 in Zion Cumberland Presbyterian Church, according to Lawrence County Marriage Book ABC, page 217.
In the 1850 census, “Dicy Myers, age 10, born in Missouri,” was an orphan living in the home of Thomas Cary with her four brothers, according to the research of W. B. Landers.
“James W. Gowens” was enumerated there in the 1860 census of Spring River Township:
“Goins,James W. 21, born in TN, farmer
Goins,Isaac 16, born in TN, farmer”
“Isaac Goins” is regarded as a brother of the householder. The family bible lists “Jamesy Goins” and refers to his service in the Confederacy.
Children born to James W. Goings and Diana “Dicey” Myers Goings include:
Sara Goings born about 1858
Virginia June Goings born about 1864
Mary Ody Goings born about 1872
Sara Goings, daughter of James W. Goings and Diana “Dicey” Myers Goings, was born about 1858. It is believed that she died in childhood.
Virginia June Goings, daughter of James W. Goings and Diana “Dicey” Myers Goings, was born about 1864. She was married about 1882 to Ed Flynn. They removed to Sangamon County, Illinois where her husband became mayor of Springfield, Illinois
Mary Ody Goings, daughter of James W. Goings and Diana “Dicey” Myers Goings, was born about 1872. She was married about 1889 to James Morton Vermillion of Lawrence County.
Children born to James Morton Vermillion and Mary Ody Goings Vermillion include:
James Edward Vermillion born about 1891
Frederick Jennings Vermillion born about 1893
Vilettia Vermillion born about 1896
Frances Vermillion born about 1900
Isaac Gowing, “age 26, born in Indiana,” was enumerated in the 1870 census of Lawrence County.
LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI
Rev. D. L. Goins was mentioned in the November 27, 1977 edition of the “Troy Free Press.”
Jane Holiday Goins was married June 8, 1874 in Lincoln County to Willis M. Reynolds as his third wife. He was born about 1800 and died in 1888, according to the research of Nancy Wortman.
LIVINGSTON COUNTY, MISSOURI
No families of Gowen [or spelling variations] appeared in the 1850 census of Livingston County.
MADISON COUNTY, MISSOURI
Albert D. Gowin was born about 1828 in Indiana. He was married about 1846 to Nancy Reed, kinsman of Thomas H. Reed, according to Karlyn May, a descendant.
“Albert Gowin” was listed as the head of the family in the 1850 census of Madison County, Household 607-607:
“Gowin, Albert 22, born in Indiana
Nancy 19, born in Missouri
George W. 3, born in Missouri
Francis W. 8/12, born in Missouri”
The family later appeared in adjoining Wayne County, Mis-souri. They were not found in the 1860 census of Missouri.
Karlyn May wrote August 23, 2003:
“I have two stories of my ancestors:
One is reported to have been published in a Wayne County, Missouri newspaper as follows: ‘Thomas H. Reed was shot in Texas. On his deathbed, August 6, 1874, he admitted to having been the leader of the gang that robbed the Iron Mountain train at Gads Hill in Wayne County.’ Thus the Jesse James gang was ab-solved of the blame. This article was published about August or September 1874. Elder family members said he died in Summerville [Somerville], Texas.
The other family legend [in two different versions] is as follows:
Albert D. Gowen/Gowan/Gowin) was returning from Texas where he was an heir to an estate. He was am-bushed and killed having left a widow Nancy [nee Reed] and several small children back in Wayne County.
The second version is as follows:
Albert D. Gowen went to the Panhandle of Texas to receive his portion of an estate. Upon his return, he was ambushed and killed. His wife, Nancy [nee Reed] packed up their children and returned to Missouri.
I have no idea where in Texas either of these accounts may have occured, however, the time frame is 1863-1870.”
Children born to Albert D. Gowin and Nancy Reed Gowin include:
George Washburn Gowin born about 1847
Francis W. Gowin born about 1849
George Washburn Gowin, son of Albert D. Gowin and Nancy Reed Gowin, was born in Missour, perhaps Madison County about 1847. He was supposedly killed during the Civil War, according to Carlyn May.
MADRID COUNTY, MISSOURI
Dr. Robert Ernest Going, a dentist, was born at Parma, Missouri April 15, 1928 of parents unknown. He was a graduate of Valparaiso University and University of Illinois, receiving his A.B, B.S. and D.D.S. degrees. Later he became a captain in the U. S. Air Force. On July 3, 1954 he was married to Carol Ione Christensen. In 1957 he was practicing dentistry in Denver, Colorado. In 1958 they were living at 1403 South Prospect Park, Park Ridge Illinois where he was receiving additional instruction, according to “Who’s Who in Colorado” of 1958.
Children born to Dr. Robert Ernest Going and Carol Ione Christensen Going include:
Robert Ernest Going, Jr. born about 1956
Kimberly Kay Going born about 1958
MARION COUNTY, MISSOURI
Lula Ann Goens was born April 30, 1892, according to a descendant, Ethan Bruce. She was married about 1908 to William H. Garner who was born October 22, 1888. They lived in Marion County. William H. Garner died in December 1970. Lula Ann Goens Garner died in September 1978.
Children born to them include:
Ella Heneritta Garner born June 30, 1912
Ella Heneritta Garner, daughter of William H. Garner and Lula Ann Goens Garner, was born June 30, 1912. She was married about 1930 to Floyd Charles Bruce who was born May 16, 1906. Floyd Charles Bruce died February 2, 1963, and Ella Heneritta Garner Bruce died in January 1982.
Children born to them include:
Robert Bruce born December 13, 1930
Robert Bruce, son of Floyd Charles Bruce and Ella Heneritta Garner Bruce, was born December 13, 1930, according to his
Grandson, Ethan Bruce. He died in August 1982.
William Goings was the only person of interest to Gowen chroniclers who was enumerated in the 1850 census of Marion County. He was recorded in the household of William M. Sparks, Household No. 1488-1488 as:
“Goings, William 23, born in Kentucky”
MC DONALD COUNTY, MISSOURI
No families of Gowen [or spelling variations] were enumerated in the 1850 census of McDonald County.
MERCER COUNTY, MISSOURI
Rev. Jesse Goins was chosen pastor of Providence Baptist Church at Half Rock, Missouri in Mercer County in May 1854, according to the church minutes. The church, organized in 1844, was the oldest in Mercer County.
Children born to Rev. Jesse Goins and his wife, Susannah Goins include:
Sarah Jane Goins born about 1849
Sarah Jane Goins, daughter of Rev. Jesse Goins and Susannah Goins, was born about 1849 in Missouri. She was married about 1869 to Daniel Peyton Baker who was born May 5, 1841 in Clark County, Indiana. He was the eighth child of James Baker and Elizabeth Peyton Baker.
MILLER COUNTY, MISSOURI
Malinda Goin, perhaps a widow, appeared as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Miller County, Enumeration District 103, page 10, Saline Township:
“Goin, Malinda 30, born in TN
Judilla 9, born in MO”
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, MISSOURI
William S. Fourrow married Statie Goings on February 6, 1900 according to Mississippi County marriage records.
George R. Goens was married November 20, 1870 to Mary J. Cannon, according to Mississippi County marriage records. Children born to George R. Goens and Mary J. Cannon Goens are unknown.
Alex Goings was married to Mrs. Martha Storey January 13, 1898, according to Mississippi County marriage records. Children born to Alex Goings and Martha Storey Goings are unknown.
Annie Goings was married to George S. Hancock November 15, 1899, according to Mississippi County marriage records.
Emma Goings was married February 5, 1885 to Ira Hutchinson, according to Mississippi County marriage records.
Statie Goings was married February 6, 1900 to William S. Fourrow, according to Mississippi County marriage records.
Hew C. Goin married Susan Ann Goin on October 10, 1871, according to Mississipi County marriage records.
James H. Goins was married May 6, 1881 to Josephean A. Staffert, according to Mississippi County marriage records. Of James H. Goins and Josephean A. Staffert Goins are unknown.
Arra Hutchinson was married February 5, 1885 to Emma Goings, according to Mississipi County marriage records
George S. Hancock married Annie Goings on November 15, 1899 according to Mississippi County marriage records.
MONITEAU COUNTY, MISSOURI
Sylver Gowan was married March 29, 1868 to William Mays, according to Moniteau County Marriage Book D, page 182.
MONROE COUNTY, MISSOURI
Hetty Jane Margaret Gowin was born of unknown parents October 25, 1899 in Florida, Missouri in Monroe County. She was married October 5, 1946 to Robert William Love. She died in January 1976 in Bellflower, Missouri in Montgomery County.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MISSOURI
Montgomery County was organized December 14, 1818 from St. Charles County, and Pinckney, Missouri was designated as its county seat. The townsite is now located in Warren County. Eight years later Lewiston, Missouri became the county seat, and Pinckney disappeared.
The first sheriff of the county was Irvine S. Pittman, and the first punishment he executed was a flogging, according to Joanne Scobee Morgan. She wrote:
“The first criminal case tried in Pinckney was against a man named Jim Goen, who had stolen a pair of shoes from his sweetheart. He was sentenced by the court to receive twenty-nine lashes at the whipping post, which at the time was a familiar instrument of justice, as there was one at every court house in the state. As soon as the sentence was pronounced, the prisoner started to run, and the sheriff gave chase. It was a pretty close race until they came to a fence, which Goen attempted to jump, but failed, and fell on his back. Pitman secured him, took him back to the whipping post, and inflicted the punishment, which was the first and last sentence of the kind ever executed at Pinckney.”
MORGAN COUNTY, MISSOURI
Thaddeus Gowen Bridges, a physician and surgeon, was married to Sarah Francis Inge Bridges in Morgan County. Children born to Thaddeus Gowen Bridges include a female born December 24, 1883 in Morgan County according to “Missouri Birth and Death Records Database,” roll number C4767, number 76. Thaddeus was 40 at the time of the birth and Sarah was 34.
NEW MADRID COUNTY, MISSOURI
New Madrid County gained fame when it was the epicenter of three large earthquakes in 1811 and 1812. They are regarded as the strongest shocks to be recorded in the United States. There were 1,874 lesser quakes associated with the “Big Three” which were felt in Louisville, Kentucky, 200 miles away. The quakes were strong enough to shake down chimneys in Cincinnati, Ohio, 400 miles away and were felt in Canada and on the headwaters of the Missouri River and the Arkansas River.
The tract of greatest shaking, comprised about 40,000 square miles southerly from New Madrid, Missouri. A region 150 miles long and 40 miles wide, later called the “Sunken Country,” sank from three to nine feet, and the river rushed in.
The town of New Madrid was built on the bank of the Mississippi River, but the quakes changed the course of the river, leaving New Madrid “high and dry.” When the river moved away, New Madrid was also moved to follow it.
Reelfoot Lake was formed overnight across the River in Tennessee when the land beneath it sank and river water rushed in.
New Madrid, named for Madrid, Spain, was an Indian trading post as early as 1783. In 1789 Col. George Morgan of New Jersey received a large land grant in the area on the provision that he would influence the American settlers there into becoming part of Spanish Louisiana.
The Battle of New Madrid was fought in the area March 13, 1862 between the Union and Confederate forces. After the fall of Ft. Donelson and Ft. Henry, the Confederate forces withdrew 60 miles downriver to Island No. 10, a heavily fortified position of great natural strength at a sharp bend in the river. New Madrid, seven miles farther downriver, was also fortified by the Confederates.
NEWTON COUNTY, MISSOURI
Thomas H. Gowan who was born June 21, 1848 and died September 22, 1905, was buried in Bethel Cemetery, according to “Neosha Area Cemeteries.”
OREGON COUNTY, MISSOURI
Dock Goins was a resident of Oregon County in 1859. His daughter, Nancy An Goins Harris, was the mother of Mary Jane Harris [Norris?] was married in her grandfather’s home to William Dillard January 9, 1859, according to the research of Arlie Sipe and Ionia Sipe, Foundation members of Tucson, Arizona.
G. W. Goins was married to Mary A. Stubblefield about 1850, according to Oregon County Marriage Book A, page 204. Children born to G. W. Goins and Mary A. Stubblefield Goins are unknown.
Minnie “Mittie” Goins was born in 1883 at Myrtle, Arkansas to parents unknown. She was married May 18, 1905 to Wil-liam Joseph Brewer who was born in 1883 at Myrtle to James Thomas Brewer and Sarah Louisa Sammons Brewer. William Joseph Brewer died January 9, 1950 in Oregon County. Min-nie “Mittie” Goins Brewer died there in 1962.
Mattie Martha Goins was married in 1905 to Alexander Jeffersaon “Jeff” Hall, according to Mike Landwehr. She was his second wife, he having been married to Elizabeth Jane Brewer in 1887.
OZARK COUNTY, MISSOURI
Ezra Gowan was married about 1866 to Mary J. Thompson who was born in 1847 to Jonathan O. Thompson and Lucinda Ann Thompson, according to Terry Gregory. In 1880 Ezra Gowan, “clerk in a drygoods store” was enumerated as the head of a household in Gainesville, Missouri.
Children born to Ezra Gowan and Mary J. Thompson Gowan are unknown.
PERRY COUNTY, MISSOURI
Thomas Goin became a second lieutenant in Company E, 12th Missouri Cavalry Regiment organized March 28, 1862 with men recruited in Perry County.
PEMISCOT COUNTY, MISSOURI
William Henry Gowan, son of William Gowan, was born November 21, 1863 in Tennessee, according to his death certificate. He was married about 1886 to Dee Tennessee “Tennie” Duncan.
They were living in Pemiscot County in 1910, according to Lauretta Allen Dickherber of Arnold, Missouri. They may have lived in Stoddard County, Missouri in 1918 where a daughter was born.
William Henry Gowan died about 1923 in La Font, Missouri in adjoining New Madrid County and was buried in Portageville Cemetery in Pemiscot County.
Children born to William H. Gowan and Dee Tennessee “Tennie” Duncan Gowan include:
William G. Gowen born about 1898
Jessie Mae Gowen born in 1902
William G. Gowen, son of William H. Gowan and Dee Tennessee “Tennie” Gowan, was born about 1898.
Jessie Mae Gowen, daughter of William H. Gowan and Dee Tennessee “Tennie” Gowan, was born in 1902, according to Lauretta Allen Dickherber. She was married December 2, 1918 in Conran, Missouri to James V. Marion of adjoining Stoddard County, Missouri, 63010. He was the son of Luke Marion and Lena Bell Marion. They lived in Portageville, Missojuri.
Howard S. Gowan of Camas, Washington died October 30, 1999, and his obituary was carried in the “Daily Columbian:”
“Howard S. Gowan, who loved bingo and watching trains and airplanes, died in Vancouver Saturday, October 30, 1999. He was 81. Mr. Gowan was a cook at the veterans hospital in Vancouver. His wife, Angelina Pensa Gowan, died October 10, 1999. She was born Feb. 14, 1922, in Napolie, Italy and had lived in Clark County for 53 years.
Survivors of Howard S. Gowan include three sisters, Opal Gowan Stewart of Blytheville, Ark., Doris Gowan McCollum of Columbus, Mississippi and Barbara Gowan of St. Louis; and two brothers, T. Eugene Gowan of Oak Harbor, Washington and James Gowan of Steele, Missouri.
Mr. Gowan was born March 30, 1918, in Steele and lived in Camas 53 years. There will be no service. Brown’s Funeral Home in Camas is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1425 N.E. Irving St, Portland, Oregon 97232.”
Angelina Gowan died October 10, 1999 according to “The Columbian”.
“Angelina Gowan, a homemaker who lived in Clark County for 53 years, died in Vancouver on Sunday, October 10, 1999. She was 77.
Mrs. Gowan was born February 14, 1922, in Napolie Italy. Her maiden name was Pensa. Survivors include her husband, Howard S. Gowen; four sisters, Clorinda Pesapani, Sofia Pensa, Carmelina Pensa and Elisa Pensa, all of Naples Italy.
She loved playing bingo.
There will be no service. Inurnment will be in Camas Cemetery later. Browns’ Funeral Home in Camas is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial Cotributions may be made to the American Cancer Societ, P. O. Box 371, Vancouver, WA 98666.”
PETTIS COUNTY, MISSOURI
Ellen Goen, negro, was the head of a household enumerated in the 1880 census of Pettis County, Enumeration District 122, page 31 living on Jefferson Street in Sedalia, Missouri:
“Goen, Ellen 28, born in Virginia
Lucey 10, born in Missouri
Mollie 9, born in Missouri
William 8, born in Missouri”
Judith Goings was married about 1832 to Anthony Stover who was born in Kentucky in January 1808. They lived in Peittis County about 1840. He was a son of Joseph Stover who was born in Germany. They removed to Denton County, Texas about 1846, according to “One Hundred Twelve Years in Little Elm Community.”
Thomas J. Gowin was married May 7, 1871 to Mary E. McGuire, according to Pettis County marriage records. Children born to Thomas J. Gowin and Mary E. McGuire Gowin are unknown.
PHELPS COUNTY, MISSOURI
Thomas Jefferson Going, a Kentuckian who was born in 1833, and his wife, Sarah Breen Going, were residents of Rolla, Missouri in October 1862. At approximately this time he joined a Missouri regiment and served in the Union Army during the Civil War. He was discharged as a lieutenant. At the war’s end he moved his family to Salina, Kansas in 1886. He was elected sheriff of Salina County, Kansas later. Thomas Jefferson Going died in Topeka, Kansas January 10, 1910 at the age of 77. Sarah Breen Going died a few years later at about age 60.
Children born to them include:
James William Going born October 19, 1862
James William Going, son of Thomas Jefferson Going and Sarah Breen Going, was born at Rolla October 19, 1862, according to a biographical sketch published in “Kansas Biography:”
“James William Going, who long held a prominent position among the businessmen of Topeka, served as president of the Kansas State Fair Association and vice-president and manager of the Shawnee Fire Insurance Company of Topeka, was born at Rolla, Missouri October 19, 1862, and is a son of Thomas Jefferson Going, a native of Kentucky, who became a soldier in the Union Army, being a lieutenant in a Missouri regiment, and who after his removal to Kansas at the close of the Civil War, located at Salina, where he served as sheriff of Salina, County. He died at the home of his son, James W. in Topeka, January 10, 1910 aged 77 years. Sarah Breen Going, the mother of James William Going, was born in Ireland, was of Scotch-Irish descent, and came to America with her parents, John and Jane Breen, when she was a little girl. She died in Kansas City, Missouri a few years ago, age about 60 years.
James William Going was but four years of age when his parents came to Kansas and located in Salina. He was educated in the Kansas public schools and in the University of Kansas at Lawrence, Kansas. Mr. Going began his business career when he reached the age of 21 as editor of the “Salina Herald.” For several years in his early manhood he was engaged in the insurance and loan business at Salina, and in 1893 he organized the Shawnee Fire Insurance Company of Topeka, with which he was officially connected until he removed to San Diego, California in 1911. For several years he was secretary and manager of the company, but later became vice-president and manager. He was one of the organizers of the Kansas State Fair Association and its president. He was also interested in farming in Shawnee County. Beside those interests already mentioned Mr. Going was vice-president and a director of the Topeka Woolen Mills Company.
Mr. Going married Miss Georgia Elgin Goodwin of Salina, Kansas. She is a daughter of Rev. Aaron D. Goodwin, a Christian minister, formerly pastor of the Christian Church at Salina. Mr. and Mrs. Going have two children–Margaret and James Dale. Mr. Going was identified with various commercial, social and fraternal organizations of Topeka, being a member of the Commercial Club and the Topeka Country Club. He is a Thirty-second degree Scottish Rite Mason, a Knight Templar, and a Noble of the Mystic Shrine. His political allegiance is given to the Republican party. He is a member of the First Christian Church of Topeka and chairman of its official board.”
Children born to James William Going and Georgia Elgin Goodwin Going include:
Margaret Going born about 1895
James Dale Going born about 1898
Miss E. McGowen, born about 1868 at Rolla, Missouri. She was was married about 1884 to Sig Riley, a farmer. They were residents of Rolla when their first child, Charley W. Riley was born March 14, 1886. She was 18, and he was 19.
Bluford Jackson McGowan was born in 1827 in Kentucky. He was married about 1850 to Elizabeth Wesley. They removed from Kentucky to Missouri about 1858. He was enumerated in the 1870 census of Phelps County, Missouri as the head of a household, Rolla township, page 716A:
“McGowan, Blufton 43, farmer, born in KY, $300
real estate, $247 personal property
Elizabeth 39, wife, born in KY, illiterate
Priscilla 17, daughter, born in KY,
attended school within
Nancy J. 16, daughter, born in KY,
attended school within
Anderson 12, son, works on farm,
illiterate, born in MO
John 5, son, born in MO
Clementine 3, daughter, born in MO
Mary E. 1, daughter, born in MO”
Children born to Bluford Jackson McGowan and Elizabeth Wesley McGowan include:
Shadrack Wesley McGowan born about 1852
Priscilla McGowan born about 1853
Nancy J. McGowan born about 1854
Andrew J. McGowan born about 1858
John McGowan born about 1865
Clementine McGowan born about 1867
Mary E. McGowan born about 1869
James Wesley born about 1871
PLATTE COUNTY, MISSOURI
Henry. C. Goen was married to Virginia C. Pancake February 24, 1884, according to Platte County marriage records. Virginia Pancake Goen was born November 8, 1863, the daughter of Argelius Pancake and Martha May Pancake.
Georgia A. Goins was married December 19, 1880 to William H. Hull, according to Platte County marriage records.
Woodford Gowin was married November 29, 1857 to Mary Dollins, according to Platte County marriage records. Chil-dren born to Woodford Gowin and Mary Dollins Gowin are unknown.
“Woodford Gowen” received a payment from the Platte County Clerk August 19, 1858.
PUTNAM COUNTY, MISSOURI
Stella M. Wentworth was born October 21, 1883 in Unionville, Putnam County to Frealing H. Wentworth and Albia R. McGowen Wentworth. She was the third child born to the couple according to “Missouri Birth and Death Records Database,” roll number C5578, page 46, number 73. Frealing was 39 at the time of the birth and Albia was 36. Berry P. Brumpaugh of Unionville was the medical attendant at the birth.
RANDOLPH COUNTY, MISSOURI
James Goin was listed as the head of a household enumerated in the 1880 census of Randolph County, Enumeration District 103, page 27, Prairie Township:
“Goin, James 33, born in Missouri
Rebecca 23, born in Missouri
Dora 1, born in Missouri
Sophia 69, born in Kentucky, mother”
Dewey Goins was a resident of Higbee, Missouri in 1913 when his baseball team was victorious over the Glasgow High School team, according to a news item in the “Higbee News:”
“Friday, 20 June 1913–ALL STARS WON–the Hig-bee All-Stars, an aggregation of coming professionals, put it all over the Glasgow High School team here Sun-day by a score of 24 to 4 in three innings, when the vis-itors, seeing there was no hope, threw up the sponge and quit in disgust.
The Higbee team, which is managed by Ira Kirby, is composed of the following players: Paul and Earl Murphy, Will Nichols, Will Crawford, Heck Bohanan, Alfred Towles, Dewey Goins, Claude Reed and Claude Steveson.”
Miss Ethel Goins and Miss Sophia Goins had parts in a play, “In the Shadow of the Rockies” as reported in the March 17, 1911 edition of the “Higbee News.”
John Goins sold his Goins Restaurant in Higbee to Edward E. Thomas and W. E. Jones of Bevier “last Saturday,” according to the “Higbee News” of February 24, 1911.
Mrs. John Goins and family were among the 70 individuals who attended the surprise 63rd birthday dinner for Mrs. Cordelia Rule. The family and friends had gathered while Mrs. Rule was attending church services, according to the May 11, 1923 edition of the “Higbee News.”
Mary Goins was identified as a schoolgirl in the “Higbee News” of April 9, 1897.
Stephen H. Gowen was married to Gennatta Brooks January 13, 1830 in Randolph County. Of Stephen H. Gowen and Gennatta Brooks Gowen nothing more is known.
RAY COUNTY, MISSOURI
Daniel W. Goan was married September 20, 1882 to Lizzie Weiss, in Ray County according to “Missouri Marriages, 1851-1900.” Children born to Daniel W. Goan and Lizzie Weiss Goan are unknown.
Joseph C. Goans was married December 31, 1897 to Hulda Shelton, according to Ray County marriage records. Children born to Joseph C. Goans and Hulda Shelton Goans are unknown.
Martha J. Goans was married November 20, 1887 to Samuel Carroll, according to Ray County marriage records.
Joseph Goen was married December 27, 1887 to Fannie Riley, according to Ray County marriage records. Children born to Joseph Goen and Fannie Riley Goen are unknown.
REYNOLDS COUNTY, MISSOURI
Mary Going married B. McPolk on September 24, 1885, according to Reynolds County marriage records.
Maudie Della Gowen was married about 1937 to Delmar Lacy Barton. In 1941 they lived at Centerville, Missouri where a daughter was born:
Irene Glenda Barton born June 16, 1941
Irene Glenda Barton, daughter of Delmar Lacy Barton and Maudie Della Gowen Barton, was born in Centerville June 16, 1941. She died March 29, 2003. Her obituary appeared in the “Potosi Independent-Journal” of Potosi, Missouri in its April 3, 2003 edition:
“Irene Glenda DeClue of Fletcher, Missouri, was born at Centerville, Missouri June 16, 1941, the daughter of the late Delmar Lacy Barton and Maudie Della Gowen Barton. She departed this life at the St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri Friday, March 28, 2003, having reached the age of sixty-one years, nine months and twelve days.
She was united in marriage to Thomas F. DeClue on June 17, 1970 in Hillsboro, Missouri.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas DeClue of Fletcher, Missouri; three daughters, Kathy Reed and Jinetta Kart of Cresent City, California and Lori Koon and husband John of Reno, Nevada; seven sons, Mike Kaboos of Richwoods; Randy Kaboos of Cresent City, California; Carl Kaboos of Cresent City; Tom DeClue of Sullivan, Missouri; Stacy DeClue of Richwoods; Kelly DeClue and wife Kathy of Robertsville, Missouri and Kevin DeClue and wife Julie of Richwoods; step-daughter, Lisa DeClue of St. Louis and stepson, Jessey DeClue of Lonedell, Missouri; four sisters, Mary Davis of Godfrey, Illinois; Janet Byington and husband Ron-ald of Martin, Tennessee; Delores Thurmond and hus-band Louis of Blackwell, Missouri and Barbara Davis and husband Don of Potosi; three brothers Ronnie Bar-ton and wife Connie of Potosi; Don Barton and wife Kathy of Park Hills, and Russell Barton and wife Mary of Blackwell
In addition to her parents, a sister, Louella Rogers and brothers, Alvie and Ricky Barton, preceded her in death.
A funeral service was held at 1 P.M. Monday, March 31, 2003 at the Moore Memorial Chapel with Rev. David Godat officiating. Burial was in the Horine Cemetery, Richwoods, under the direction of Moore Funeral Homes, Potosi.”
George Gowin was married on October 4, 1876 to Gingonety Johnson, according to Reynolds County marriage records
ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MISSOURI
Isham Gowan was married to Maria O. Johnson on January 27, 1870 according to St. Charles County marriage records.
Isam Gowan married Sallie Thomas on February 13, 1873, according to St. Charles County marriage records.
Wallace Gowan was listed as the head of a household enumerated in the 1880 census of St. Charles County, Enumeration District 202, page 12, Portage Township:
“Gowan, Wallace 35, born in Missouri
Carolina 35, born in Missouri
Eiler, John 13, born in Missouri, stepson
Elizabeth 10,born in Missouri, stepdaughter
Isabella 8,born in Missouri, stepdaughter”
Francis Aloysius Gowen and his wife, Alice Fitzwater Gowen, lived at St. Charles, Missouri in 1907.
Children born to them include:
Frank Gowen born 1907
Frank Gowen, son of Francis Aloysius Gowen and Alice Fitzwater Gowen, was born at St. Charles, Missouri in 1907. In 1940-41 he lived in Connecticut. In 1971 he lived in Lebanon, Tennessee where he was employed by Lux-Clark Time Division.
Children born to Frank Gowen include:
Lee Gowen born in 1941
Lee Gowen, son of Frank Gowen, was born in 1941 in Connecticut. In 1971 he lived on Nashville Pike, Lebanon, Tennessee.
Amanda A. Gowen married George F. Pearson on March 10, 1883, according to Reynolds County Marriage records.
Isom Gowen was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of St. Charles County, Enumeration District 202, page 10, Portage Township:
“Gowen, Isom 54, born in Indiana
Sally 29, born in Missouri
William 6, born in Missouri
Theodore 4, born in Missouri
Virgy 1/12, born in Missouri”
Dale Edward Gowen of Andes, New York wrote September 19, 1994 that his grandfather, William Theodore Gowen was born in 1879, place and parents unknown and died in Carthage, Missouri in Jasper County in 1921.
Mary Ann Gowen married G.W. Sherots on December 24, 1868, according to St. Charles County marriage records.
ST. CLAIR COUNTY, MISSOURI
James Columbus Gowen, a farmer, was married to Catharine Margaret Bieujoth Gowen in St. Clair County. Children born to James Columbus Gowen and Catharine Bieujoth Gowen include their sixth child: a male Gowen born October 10, 1885. James was 31 at the time of the birth, and Catharine was 29, according to “Missouri Birth and Death Records Database,” roll number C9978, number 40. A Dr. West, M.D., was the name appearing on the birth certificate.
James Gown was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of St. Clair County, Enumeration District 229, page 5, Monagan Township:
“Gown, James 26, born in Missouri
Margaret 23, born in Illinois
Rosa 4, born in Missouri
Sarah J. 3, born in Missouri
Emma 10/12, born in Missouri”
Thomas Gown appeared as the head of the household in the 1880 census of St. Clair County also. His family was enumerated in Enumeration District 229, page 11:
“Gown, Thomas 24, born in Iowa
Oscar 1, born in Illinois”
Haymond Henry was married to Alice McGowen Henry in St. Clair County. A male Henry child was born to them August 21, 1896 according to “Missouri Birth and Death Records Database,” roll number C9979. Haymond was 52 at the time of the birth and Alice was 41. A.C. Marques completed the birth certificate.
Joseph William Reasoner, a farmer, was married to Nannie Ann Gowens Reasoner in St. Clair County. A female Reasoner child was born to them December 23, 1884. She was their sixth child according to “Missouri Birth and Death Records Database,” roll number C9978, number 23. Joseph was 35 at the time of the birth, as was Nannie. A.M. Zebold, M.D. of Johnson City was the medical attendant whose name appears on the birth certificate.
ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MISSOURI
Charles Goin and his wife, Mary Robert Goin lived in Bonne Terre, Missouri in St. Francois County in 1871 when a daughter was born. He died there in 1905, according to D. Naumann, a great-great granddaughter.
Children born to them include:
Mary Louise “Maria” Goin born in 1871
Mary Louise “Maria” Goin, daughter of Charles Goin and Mary Robert Goin, was born at Bonne Terre in 1871. She was married about 1888, husband’s name Bequette. Mary Louise “Maria” Goin Bequette died there in 1952.
STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY, MISSOURI
Charles F. Goin was a merchant in 1802 in St. Michaels, Missouri. The name of the town was later changed to Fredericktown, Missouri. He enlisted August 30, 1812 in the Missouri militia company of Captains Dodge and Henry. He was discharged October 19, 1812. He was married to Matilda Aubuchon at St. Genevieve, Missouri May 30, 1819.
Charles F. Goin was the only individual of interest to the Gowen chroniclers who appeared in the 1830 census of Missouri. He was a resident of St. Genevieve County at that time.
Charles F. Goin died July 13, 1835 at Detroit, Michigan. He was listed in the “War of 1812, Index of Pensioners.” Matilda Aubuchon Goin was a resident of St. Genevieve, Missouri in 1850 when she received Bounty Land Grant No. 52556 for 40 acres of land. In 1855 she received Bounty Land Grant No. 45607 for 120 acres. In 1872 she continued as a resident of St. Genevieve, Missouri. She died February 27, 1886.
The following slave interviews were conducted during the decade of 1929-1939 in St. Genevieve County:
Interview with James Goings:
“Teresa Cannon was my mammy. She belonged to old Dr. Cannon, of Jackson; when I was born. Tom Goings was my Daddy: He lived on a near-by plantation. Mrs. Dunn bought my mammy and me. Den ‘Massa’ Lige Hill got us fum her. I growed up out der near White-water. Dey was ’bout twenty slaves on de place, ‘on we was all living pretty good– planty to eat, an’ clothes enuf. Dey wuzn’t no school out dere, an’ I didden know nothin’ ’bout readin’ ’bout writin’–mostly, I jes’ done ‘chores’ carrin’ in de wood ‘en water en’ sech like.”
State: Missouri Interviewee: Goings, James
I was ’bout ten years old wen de war was over, so I ‘members well-nuf. They was a battle over at White water, I didden see it, but I heard de shooting and seed some o’ de wounded men. De Southern soldiers had been round de place for ’bout a week. ‘Massa’ had a grist mill ‘en he had lots o’ corn. Dey was takin’ our corn en’ grindin’ it for dey own use. Dey was killin’ our hogs, an’ helpin’ der selves to whut we had. Den word came dat de ‘Yankees’ was comin’. ‘Old George’ was sent to take de horses to de woods ‘en hide ’em. Back in de woods he met two neighbor boys, ‘Willis’, ‘en Columbus Bain’, en’ dey showed him where to hide de hosses, an’ de sojers never did fin’ ’em. Our young ‘Massa Billie’ ‘en de two ‘Bain’ boys got away–but de ‘Yanks’ druv de army clear to Bloomfield ‘en furder.
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State: Missouri Interviewee: Goings, James
De dead was laying all long de road an’ dey stayed dere, too. In dem days it wuzn’t nuthin’ to fin’ a dead man in de woods, De’Yankees’ took (Old Massa’ ‘en all de uddor mon in to Cape Girardeau ‘en made ‘um help build de forts.
State: Missouri Interviewee: James Goings
We often seed sojers on de roads, but dey didden bother us much, but de bushwackers, ‘de was bad. One day, Bill Noeman ‘en his step-mother; fun White water Station, cum up to our place. She had on a print dress ‘en a sunbonnet, ‘en dat was all she had left in de world. Dey had burned up everything for ‘um-dey house, dey gristmill–everything. But sumtimes de sojers got de Bushwackers. Dere was one fella named ‘Bolen’ dey got him ‘en tuck him to de Cape. Dere dey hung him on a high gate-post, jest outside ‘er town. “My ‘mammy’, Teresa Cannon lived here in dis house wid us for a long time. She died nine year ago at de age of one hundred ‘en fifteen.”
State: Missouri: Interviewee: Goings, Rachal
My full name was Rachal Exelina Mayberry (Mabrey) an’ my mammy’s name was Cynthy Minerva Jane Logan. You see I carried de name Mayberry cause dat was my masta’s name. Masta’ Josiah Layberry. My mammy carried de name Logan ’cause dat was de famly she belonged to fo’ Masta’ bought her down in Buckskull, Arkansas. Masta had three sons, Dosh, his wife was Roberta, Alf his wife was Malissa and Byrd, his wife was Cully. In dem days we called ’em all by dere first name. We honored de ole Masta’, but de younger folks, we didden call Masta’ Dosh, or Masta’ Byrd–or Missus Cully. It was jes Dosh, Byrd or Cully, ??didden’ know de ole Missus. Dey tole me she went crazy and kilt herself shortly after was borned ’cause she though I was white. We was de only slave famly Masta’ had en ?? was good to us. We all liked him, all o’ us but cynthy, dat’s my mammy I allus called ??or Cynthy till after de war was over. Cynthy always called him. “Ole Damn”o-she hated him ’cause he brought her fum Arkansas and left her twins an dey poppy down dere. Cynthy’s daddy was a full Cherrokee. She was alwys mad and had a mean look in her eye. When she got her Indian up de white folks let her alone. She usta run off to de woods till she git over it. One time she tuk me and went to de woods an’ it was nigh a month fore dey found her–and I was nigh dead. Dey kept me at de white folks house till I got strong again. Only one time masta’ whip me. We made lots o’ molasses on our place. OH! lots of molasses en’ dey was allus some barrels standin’ up right wid bungs in close to de bottom so de’lasses run out. One day I seed one o’ de men fix him some sweetened tobacey. He had his tobaccy in a box about so big, en he push de bung des way, en dat way–den down, den up den he hol’ it jes loose enough so de ‘lasses trickle out over his tobaccy. I watched him an thought I’d fix me some, too. I got my box fixed en’ I pushed at de bung, I pushed dis way, en dat way like I seed him do when all at once dat bung flew out en’ dat lasses flew all over de place. De barrel was full en’ itcum out so fast I couldn’t get de bung back in. I tried till I was wadin’ lasses to my knees. Den I run call Masta’ and tell him a bung dun bust out. He say how you to dat? I tell him I jes knock again’ ‘en it flew out. Den he seed my box and he knowed how I done it. Den he laid me on de floor an’ he put his foot on my haid. He took his switch and he gave me one good out. Den he kept beatin on de floor. I guess dat was to make de others think he was giving me a big beatin’. But I didden want that big foot on my haid no more. De big couse stood facing de road. It was built like lots o’ houses was in dem days, de kitchen and dinin’ room on one side. Masta’s room on de udder with a big open hallway between cross de front was a big porch. We called it a gallery. Across de road, back a piece ways was our cabin. Cynthy did all de cookin, an she was a good cook. We allus had plenty good things to eat. De white folks would sit down en eat, enwhen dey’s through we’d sit down at de same table. I members de first shoes I ever had. One of de men had got em fo’ his little girl, en’ dey was too small. So he giv’ ’em to my step-daddy for me. Dey uz too big but I wore em en was proudof em. They was so big fo’ me, they went dis way en’ dat way en’ den de heels went allcrooked. I wore ’em till bout de time de first snow came den I guess I though I’d wore ’em long enuf an’ I throwed em away. My step daddy whipped me for dat and made me wear ’em all winter.
State: Missouri Interviewee: Goings, Rachal
I must a been bout eight year old when de war start. Fust I knowed, one day Masta said to me. “Childgo out to de gate an see if anyone comin.” I went to de gate like he tole me an’ dere was men comin down de road. Whew! I never seed so many men in all my life. I went back en’ tole him. He didden’ say nuthin’ but lit out the back way across the fields an we didden see him again fo’ some time.
State: Missouri Interviewee: Goings, Rachal
After that we saw lots o’ sojers–dey’d stop at our place but dey never bother nuthin. Masta told us allus to have plenty cookin’ an bakin’ ready when de sojers came. Cynthy’d have de kitchan cupboard piled full o’ lightbread and cakes and pies–sometime dey’s Rebel sojers an sometimes dey’s Reublicans–We called de Northerns Republicans. He cud allus tell ’em. The Rebels wore brown coats and the Northerners wore blue suits wid pretty gold pieces on dey shoulders. My! But dey was pretty.
State: Missouri Interviewee: Goings, Rachal
Masta’ ud come home once en awhile –an den one day he come home I can see him yet asittin by de kitchen stove. De stove sat back in de big fireplace far enuf so de pipe go up de flue but not too far so you could look in de oven. Dere sat de Masta Skin’ like he had sumthin’ to teml mammy but was skeered to. She had her mad up that ??y-I jes foun’ a hen’s nest an’ was runnin’in to tell her. I hollered “Cynthy, Cynthy”– masta’ put up his hand en say, slow like–Stop chile! You mustin’ call her Cynthy no more. The war is over and you no more slaves. Now you must call her mammy”. But dat ?? de difference it made–we kep’ on livin dere just de same, till Masta’ died two year after de war.
State: Missouri Interviewee: Goings, Rachal
One day a mule kicked him on de laig what was burt in de war. It got so bad de doctor couldn’ do nuthin for it. Masta’ wud holler wii pain–It was in de fall of de mr. one day I came in and sed, “Masta’ you know dat big yellow apple tree? It’s bloomin again, ??its got little green apples on it.” He looked at me an aez-‘Chile, youre lyin”, was, “No Masta I aint.” He say “If your lyin’ to me, I’ll get up and lick you again”, I runs and gets him a branch wid flowers on, and little green apples, an when he sees it, he cries. He knows he’s gonna die cause de tree is bloomin out of season. But I didden un it. I says “Masta’ if dem apples gits ripe, we’ll have good eatins’ ’cause de big ??lo mealy ones wen dey fall, dey bust wide open.”
State: Missouri Interviewee: Goings, Rachal
Masta’ died en if I’d a know’d what I know now I could have saved him. I’d a took ??g elder leaves en boiled em to make a tea–den I’d a poured dat in de sore en it ud got well.
State: Missouri Interviewee: Goings, Rachal
Masta’ musta had hundreds a acres–cause he give each o’ his boys a big farm-en dey was a dotter Caroline, by his fust wife–I forgit bout her–he give her a farm, too–Des a down in Stoddard County, near Advance. Shortly after dat Dosh died, on de rest sold at en’ went to Texas.
State: Missouri Interviewee: Goings, Rachal
We seed Masta’ lots a times after he died. I sez it was Masta’ cause it looked like ?? One day I was standin lookin thru de bars o’ de gate wen I seen out in de road de largest dog I ever seed in all my life. He was standin’ der lookin’ at me. I seys to my other, Look! he’s got thick sandy red hair like Masta’s, on he’s got a nose like Masta’s, on he’s gos eyes like Masta’s, an he sho’ do like like Masta’–Den I run back mto de gallery where de adder folks is. Dat dog stan’ dere lookin at us, de big brush on his tail jes a wavin’, den he reach thru de gate wid one paw, en onlatch it, and walked right in. he gate went shut agin but it didden make no noise. Den he cum up de walk en go rite across de gallery in front of us. He jump over de side fence, en run across de field, en go inter de woods. We know’d it was Masta’, jes cum to look aroun, en it git so he’d cum every day ’bout noon, jes when Masta’ always cum in fo’ dinner. We ain’t never seed him cum outer de grave yard, but he always com frum dat way. En one day I was playing in de doorway of our cabin an I looked across to de big house, and dere sat Masta’ in his big chair on de gallery. I called Mammy en she says–“If youre lyin’, I’ll whup you”. But she cum en look, en she seed him too, he had his white shirt-sleeve rolled up to his elbow and his red flannel undershit sleeve down to his wrist jes like he uster wear it. Der he sat en while we wus lookin he got up en walked off around the house.
State: Missouri Interviewee: Goings, Rachal
I members one evenin’ bout dusk I was commimthru de cotton patch, an’ I run plum into the crawlin’ along–Dat was durin’ de war, en der he was crawlin’ on his hands en knees. he had de biggest hands I ever seed on a human, an his feet wasn’t ever touchin de groun’–ley dey was jes floppin’ one over de udder, dis way. An his face!–I’ve seed false faces but this was de worst I ever seed–dere was big red en white stripes all across his face. He rared up an looked at me like a dog rare on his haunces, and jes’ dat way he was taller den I was. I didden stop to look again’ but I lit out en run through dat cotton patch. Lawd ha’ mercy! how I did run. I jes’ knocked dat cotton one way er nother–en dey didden whip me for it when I tole em bout it nuther. Nex’ mornin’ we went down der to look, move seed de tracks where his knees had made-thru de cotton patch, cross the road, en enter de woods. But no body else never did see him. I often studied, was he natchel, or jes a ghost.
State: Missouri Interviewee: Goings, Rachal
When my little brother was borned, I members dat day. Mammy and I was working out in the corn patch. She was coverin corn, an she jes had bout three or four more rows to coverthen she ran to de house. Dey was jes one room en she tried to made de udder children go outside but dey wouldn’ go, so she ran out side in de chimney corner, en soon dey heard a baby holler. Dey called me to o um quick cause Mammy found a baby. by de sping house stood a ole tree–en I seed it had blown down an in de branches was a big nest an de nest was empty. I sez -“Rite dere’s where mammy found her baby–rite outer dat nest”. Dey sex, “No suh! She done found it in de chimny corner, ouse we heard it dere.” No, mammy didden need nobody to help tend to her. Aunt Hannah Erwin was a doctor woman. She could sure cure a woman if she had child-bed fever–but my mammy didden need her.”
State: Missouri Interviewee: Goings, Rachal
Rachal Goings, lives at end of Bodean Lane adjoining Community Gardens, Cape Girardeau,Missouri, no street number.
Frank Maxwell Gowen wrote in a letter dated October 8, 1974:
“About 1970 my wife and I stopped in French Village, Missouri [St. Francis County] and contacted George Gowen. He was a man about 65 years old. From him I learned that his line of Gowens had lived in Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri for many years and that some of his family had engaged in the Civil War.”
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MISSOURI
John Goans, a driver, lived in the rear of 4205A Kennerly Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1890 according to St. Louis directories.
Alexander Goin, a Scotch emigrant, was enumerated in the 1880 census of St. Louis County, Enumeration District 36, page 11, as the head of a living at 919 Glasglow Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri:
“Goin, Alexander 28, born in Scotland
Mariah 24, born in Missouri
Emiline M. 3, born in Missouri
Jesse M. 2, born in Missouri”
Betty Jean Goin was born January 17, 1950 in St. Louis. In 1973 she was a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was married August 20, 1973 to C. Eric Mason who was born in Oklahoma October 24, 1938, according to Bernalillo County, New Mexico Marriage Book 152, page 93888.
Emily Ann Going was married to Francis Marion Meloy about 1887. In 1907 they were residents of St. Louis, Missouri. On December 27, 1907 their daughter, Jennie Katherine Meloy was married to Harry Decatur Fagin.
Fred Malloy Going enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve in St. Louis July 23, 1918. He died two months later, September 28, 1918 in Brooklyn Naval Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, according to “Officers and Enlisted Man of U.S. Naval Service who Died During the World War.” He died of pneumonia during the influenza epidemic.
Frederick J. Going, a driver, lived at 730 S. 2First, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1890 according to St. Louis directories.
Henry Going, a driver, lived in the rear of 2010 Market, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1890 according to St. Louis directories.
John Going was the head of a household enumerated in the 1850 census of St. Louis County, Ward 5, page 184. Members of the family included Thomas Going, John Going, Ann Going, Catherine Going, George Going, John Going, and Thomas Going.
Patrick Going, a laborer, lived at 2110 Division, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1890 according to St. Louis directories.
William Going, a driver, lived at 730 S. 2First, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1890 according to St. Louis directories.
Emma Goings was married to Robert Story October 11, 1874 in St. Louis County according to St. Louis County Marriage Book, volume 16, page 478. Nothing more is known of Robert Story and Emma Goings Story.
Thomas Goings was married to Sarah Stephenson October 2, 1865 in St. Louis County according to St. Louis County Marriage Book, volume 12, page 270. Nothing more is known of Thomas Goings and Sarah Stephenson Goings.
David D. Goins, a barber, lived at 2217 Arsenal, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1890 according to St. Louis directories.
Edward Goins, a porter, lived at 530 Argyle, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1890 according to St. Louis directories.
Elwyn L. Goins died June 13, 1996 in St. Louis, according to his obituary in the June 14, 1996 edition of the “St. Louis Dispatch.” He was the husband of Dorothea E. Goins who preceded him in death. He was the grandfather of Heather Johnson and the late Debra J. Goins, and he was a brother to the late Melvin S. Goins, Jr. Elwyn L. Goins was survived by a son, Gary Goins. He was buried in Valhalla Cemetery.
Julia Goins was married to Adam Lewis February 13, 1873 in St. Louis County according to St. Louis County Marriage Book, volume 15, page 522. Nothing more is known of Adam Lewis and Julia Goins Lewis.
LeRoy Goins, “aged 28 years & 6 mo.” died October 2, 1871, according to the “Missouri Republican,” edition of October 9, 1871. He lived at 822 N. 7th Street in St. Louis. The announcement requested “Cincinnati, Ohio and Clinton, Iowa papers please copy,” suggesting that the decedent had family connections there.
Michael Goins was born in St. Louis February 1, 1945. While stationed at Cannon Air Force Base in Curry County, New Mexico, he was married to Mary Lee Wilkins of St. Louis, according to Curry County Marriage Book 74, page 34225. She was born there December 25, 1945. Children born to Michael Goins and Mary Lee Wilkins Goins are unknown.
Robert Goins, a porter, lived at 408 S. 15th, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1890 according to St. Louis directories.
Rosie Marie Goins was born in St. Louis February 15, 1929. In 1953 she was a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was married to Charles Edward Loden February 14, 1953, according to Bernalillo County, Marriage Book 63, page 37503. Charles Edward Loden was born in Chicago, Illinois April 4, 1928.
William H. Goins, a car cleaner, lived at 530 Argyle Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1890 according to St. Louis directories.
Alexander Gowan was married to Maria Speed October 12, 1871 in St. Louis County according to St. Louis County Marriage Book, volume 15, page 182. Nothing more is known of Alexander Gowan and Maria Speed Gowan.
Barbara H. Gowan was living at 4316A Detente Avenue, according to the 1959 city directory of St. Louis.
Elizabeth Gowan was married to Ransom Matthews June 27, 1867 in St. Louis County according to St. Louis County Marriage Book, volume 12, page 633. Nothing more is known of Ransom Matthews and Elizabeth Gowan Matthews.
Sarah Elizabeth Gowan was born May 22, 1858 in St. Louis County of parents unknown. She was married about 1880 to William Evans who was born April 10, 1858, also in St. Louis. He died June 7, 1919 in Newport Beach, California. She died there December 17, 1922.
Children born to them include:
Oscar Elmer Evans born January 25, 1882
Otis Frank Evans born January 24, 1884
Lillie May Evans born August 26, 1887
Clarence Menefee Evans born about 1890
Leroy R. Evans born June 22, 1891
Felon Gowan, “a coremaker” was listed in the 1860 city directory of St. Louis, living at 237 N. 9th Street.
George W. Gowan, service manager for Olivetti Underwood Corporation, and his wife, Diane J. Gowan, lived at 246 South Old Orchard Avenue, according to the 1966 city directory of St. Louis.
Harvey C. Gowan, Sr, age 91, died December 6, 1999, according to his obituary in the December 7 edition of the “St. Louis Post-Dispatch.” He was buried in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates.
John A. Gowan, an upholsterer, lived at 815 Ware Avenue, St Louis, Missouri, in 1890 according to St. Louis directories.
John N. Gowan, a foreman for St. Louis Shipbuilding and Steel Company and his wife, Theresa Gowan lived at 5733 Finkman, according to the 1959 city directory of St. Louis.
Leslie Gowan, a sales representative for N&W Railroad and his wife, Martha Gowan lived at 9950 Cambria Drive, according to the 1966 city directory of St. Louis.
Louis A. Gowan, an electrician and his wife, Edna F. Gowan lived at 1033 Childress Avenue, according to the 1959 city directory.
Mary Gowan was married to Timothy Clancy January 13, 1859 according to St. Louis County Marriage Book, Volume 10, page 13. Nothing more is known of Timothy Clancy and Mary Gowan Clancy.
Ralph L. Gowan, owner of Gowan Package Liquor Store located at 3805 South Kingshighway Boulevard and his wife, Garnet S. Gowan lived in St. Louis County, according to the city directory. She was office secretary for Anheuser-Busch Company at that time. In 1966 Ralph L. Gowan, a government employee, and Garnet S. Gowan lived at 6600 Hurstgreen Lane, according to the city directory.
Raymond E. Gowan, a city policeman and his wife, Joan E. Gowan lived at 415 Caroline Avenue, according to the 1966 city directory of St. Louis.
Richard L. Gowan, a brakeman with Missouri-Pacific Railway and his wife, Genenieve Gowan lived at 1958-A Senate Avenue, according to the 1959 city directory of St. Louis.
Sarah Gowan was married to John Henry Crocker June 29, 1873 in St. Louis County according to St. Louis County Marriage book, volume 16, page 28. Nothing more is known of John Henry Crocker and Sarah Gowan Crocker.
Susan Gowan, a machine operator for Joyce Hat Company lived at 2653 Shenandoah Avenue, according to the city directory of St. Louis.
Alex Gowans, an office worker for the U.S. government, lived at 7550 Page Avenue, Apt. 1, according to the 1966 city directory of St. Louis.
Dr. Charles Gowans, a physician, and his wife Hermine Gowans lived at 6013 Cates Avenue, according to the 1959 city directory of St. Louis. His office was in the same location.
Albert D. Gowen, a laborer and his wife, Fay N. Gowen lived at 2012-A Allen Avenue, according to the 1959 city directory of St. Louis.
Arth A. Gowen, a freight handler for Flynn Forwarding and his wife, Jean Gowen lived at 5746 Labadie Avenue, according to the 1959 city directory of St. Louis. Ronald Gowen, a machinist for Central Sewing Machine Supply and his wife, Louise Gowen also lived at 5746 Labadie Avenue, according to the 1959 city directory of St. Louis. In 1966 he was a clerk for Jones Trucking Company and they lived at 1875 Clover Lane.
Curtis B. Gowen, sales representative for Electro Motive Company and his wife, Vivian F. Gowen lived in St. Louis County, according to the 1959 city directory of St. Louis. She was listed as a pen addresser for Multiplex Display Furniture living at 911 Lafayette Avenue.
Darwin G. Gowen, a factory worker at Fisher Body Works and his wife, Mary A. Gowen lived at 9 Becker Drive, according to the 1966 city directory of St. Louis.
Edward G. Gowen, U. S. Air Force lived at 6314 Upper Brandon Drive, according to the 1966 city directory of St. Louis.
Jeffrey Gowen and Dr. Rose Gowen of St. Louis were the parents of Logan M. Gowen, age eight, whose poem “His Holy Day” was published in “Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans,” 1993, published by the American Academy of Poetry, Asheboro, North Carolina.
Joseph H. Gowen and his wife, Eunice D. Gowen, employees of Tip-Top Cleaners lived at 5460 North Kingshighway Boulevard, according to the 1959 city directory of St. Louis. In 1966 she lived at 6380 Lillian Avenue [rear], according to the 1959 city directory.
Lyman B. Gowen, an employee of Southside Roofing lived in Bloomdale, Missouri, according to the 1966 city directory of St. Louis.
Robert J. Gowen, a clerk for Chicago Pneumatic Company and his wife, Betty Gowen lived at 2303-A Bellvue Avenue, according to the 1966 city directory of St Louis.
Webb W. Gowen, a machinist and his wife, Nedra N. Gowen lived at 827-A Bremen Avenue, according to the city directory of St. Louis.
William Gowen, who was born in Tennessee in 1833, was the head of a household enumerated in the 1880 census of St. Louis County, Enumeration District 187, page 30, in the Merrimac Township:
“Gowen, William 47, born in TN
Susan 37, born in Missouri
William 17, born in Missouri
Dolly 13, born in Missouri
Katie 11, born in Missouri
James M. 9, born in Missouri
Peter 7, born in Missouri
John 3, born in Missouri”
Apparently William Gowen had migrated to Missouri about the start of the Civil War.
William E. Gowen, a mechanic for McDonnell Aircraft Corporation and his wife, Elma M. Gowen lived at 1824 North 20th Street, according to the city directory of St. Louis. In 1966 he continued as a mechanic for McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, living at 6314 Upper Brandon Drive, the address given by Edward G. Gowen, presumed to be his son. Mrs. Minnie E. Gowen was shown to be the wife of William E. Gowen in 1966. She was listed as a cafeteria worker at Berkley Junior High School.
John C. Gowens and his wife Eva Gowens lived at 1918-A Sheridan Avenue, according to the 1959 city directory of St. Louis.
Arnold G. Gowins, owner of Gowins Contracting and his wife Mary E. Gowins lived at 4616 Roxie Avenue, according to the 1966 city directory of St. Louis.
SCOTLAND COUNTY, MISSOURI
Robert E. S. McGowan, a farmer born in Iowa, was married to Sarah Brooks McGowan, born in Iowa, in Scotland County. Children born to Robert E. S. McGowan and Sarah Brooks McGowan include one female child born December 25, 1884 in Scotland County. She was the seventh child born to the couple. At the time of the birth, Robert was 32 and Sarah was 34, according to “Missouri Birth and Death Records,” roll number C6375, number 311.
SCOTT COUNTY, MISSOURI
Minnie Goins was married June 21, 1905 to Jasper N. Dovers as his third wife. He was born in December 1856 in Illinois. He died in 1916 in Sikeston, Missouri, according to Ernie Dovers.
Children born to them include:
Jasper Dovers born about 1907
Laura Dovers born about 1910
Harvey Dovers born about 1914
SHANNON COUNTY, MISSOURI
STODDARD COUNTY, MISSOURI
Joseph Goins [Gains?] was listed as the head of a household enumerated in the 1850 census of Stoddard County:
“Goins, Joseph 28, born in TN, farmer, illiterate
Elizabeth 23, born in SC, illiterate
William 7, born in TN
James 4, born in TN
John 3, born in TN
Goins, William 16, born in TN”
Apparently the family had emigrated to Missouri between 1847 and 1850. William Goins is probably a brother of Joseph Goins.
SALINE COUNTY, MISSOURI
Richard Marshall, Jr.[1799-1872] was married to Jane Goin in 1825 [1803-1863]..
Mary A. Gowen was married January 20, 1880 to Ambrose Parks, according to Saline County Marriage records.
SULLIVAN COUNTY, MISSOURI
Fred Goin, son of Fred Goin and Martha Goin, was born October 12, 1913 at Harris, Missouri, according to his obituary which was published January 9, 1993 in the “Casper Star-Tribune,” Casper, Wyoming:
“Buffalo–Services for Fred Goin, 79, will be con-ducted at the Amie Holt Care Center at 10 a.m. Monday at the Adams Funeral Home by Rev. Danny Francis. Private graveside services will be conducted at the Kearny Cemetery.
Mr. Goin was born Oct. 12, 1913 in Harris, Mo., the son of Fred and Martha Goin. The family moved to Denver where he attended grade school, later moving to Midwest where he graduated from high school in 1931.
In 1931, he married Fern Erwin. They made their home in Midwest while Mr. Goin was employed in the oilfields. In 1945, they moved to Buffalo and he worked as an artist, paint contractor and sign painter.
On Sept. 5, 1952, he married Grace Huggins in Jackson Hole, and they then lived in Buffalo. He was involved in a debilitating, snowmobile accident in 1973. Mr. Goin enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting. A member of the Sheridan Elks Lodge, he was also past master of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Midwest.
Survivors include his wife, one son, Dr. Donald Goin of Denver; three daughters, Mary L. Bullock and Wanda Sell, both of Gibharbor, Wash., and Linda Rose of Houston, Texas; three stepdaughters, Patricia Hepp of Sheridan, Elizabeth Rice of Gillette and Rosemary Loeber of Las Vegas, Nev.; 13 grandchildren and nine great‑grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one infant sister and one stepdaughter.”
Rev. Zachariah Goins was born in 1840. He died January 10, 1890 at the age 50 and was buried in Harris Cemetery, Sullivan County.
TANEY COUNTY, MISSOURI
William Gowan served as a Civil War soldier from Taney County.
A. L. Gowen, defendant and Henderson & Wilkey of Greene County, Missouri, plaintiff were involved in a lawsuit October 25, 1893, according to Taney County Deed Book 8, page 560. The case involved a contract on land in Section 3, Township 24, Range 17. A lis pendens judgement was awarded to the plaintiff.
TEXAS COUNTY, MISSOURI
Oleta Fay Gowin was born December 25, 1927 at Simmons, Missouri. In 1948 she lived in Amarillo, Texas where she was employed as a clerk for Sears. In the 1951 edition of the Amarillo city directory she was a clerk for Montgomery Ward & Company and lived at 508 W. 16th Street. She applied for a marriage license at Clovis, New Mexico with William Bates Trotter who was born in Abilene, Texas May 2, 1915. No return was made of the license, according to Curry County Marriage Book 34, page 8758.
A. D. Gowing was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Texas County, Household No. 133:
“Gowing, A. D 34, born in TN, male
Nancy 31, born in Missouri
George W. 13, born in Missouri
Francis M. 9, born in Missouri
William H. 7, born in Missouri
Alice A. 5, born in Missouri
Malinda C. 3, born in Missouri
[unnamed] 6/12, born in Missouri [female]”
VAN BUREN COUNTY, MISSOURI
Deborah Goins was married to John E. Wallace June 12, 1843, according to the Van Buren County Marriage Book A, page 66.
Sarah Ann Goins was married to Joseph Cummings February 19, 1846 at the residence of George Goins, according to Van Buren County Marriage Book A, page 98.
WARREN COUNTY, MISSOURI
David M. Gowan was born March 7, 1808. He was married about 1833, wife’s name Nancy S. Gowan who was born September 13, 1809 and died January 18, 1881. They lived in Camp Branch Township, Warren County and in St. Charles County, Missouri and St. Louis, Missouri.
WASHINGTON COUNTY, MISSOURI
George J. Gowen who was born March 9, 1921 died June 29, 1982 and was buried in Big River Cemetery in Washington County. He was married about 1946 to Alma Lucille Parks, daughter of Linuel Parks and Lottie Warren Parks. She was born October 8, 1924 and died January 5, 1992. She was buried beside her husband in Big River Cemetery. Children born to George J. Gowen and Alma Lucille Parks Gowen are unknown.
WAYNE COUNTY, MISSOURI
Martin Gowan appeared as the head of a household in the Wayne County 1880 census, Enumeration District 183, page 16, Benton Township:
“Gowan, Martin 26, born in Missouri
Mary 25, born in Missouri
Charity 7, born in Missouri
William 5, born in Missouri
Martha 2, born in Missouri”
Nancy Gowen appeared as the head of a household in the 1870 census of Wayne County, according to the research of Karlyn May. Her husband, Thomas Gowen had returned to Texas to claim an inheritance, and was ambushed and killed on his trip back to Missouri.
Children born to Thomas Gowen and Nancy Gowen include:
Hannah Elizabeth Gowen born February 11, 1861
Hannah Elizabeth Gowen, daughter of Thomas Gowen and Nancy Gowen, was born February 11, 1861. She was married about 1879 to Francis Marion Clark. She died February 6, 1937. Heather Martini wrote June 12, 2001 to identify them as her maternal great-great-grandparents.
WEBSTER COUNTY, MISSOURI
Jesse H. Gowan was married in 1887 at Seymour, Missouri to Sallie Ann Robertson who was born February 27, 1871 in Lebanon, Missouri to William Robertson and Sarah Fetters Robertson. Sallie Ann Robertson Gowan of Muskogee County, Oklahoma died September 8, 1956 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
WORTH COUNTY, MISSOURI
John R. Goin was married to Tilda Chapman on February 10, 1895, according to Worth County marriage records.
Levi Goin married Ida B. Killingsworth on December 21, 1899, according to Worth County marriage records.
WRIGHT COUNTY, MISSOURI
Louisa W. Gowan, who was born in North Carolina in 1796 was listed as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Wright County Missouri:
“Gowan, Louisa W. 54, born in NC
Jessie 26, born in TN
Martin 24, born in TN, farmer
Francis 16, born in TN, female
Morgan 22, born in TN, laborer
James 20, born in TN, laborer
Robert 13, born in TN, laborer
Sealy 21, born in TN, female
Charity 18, born in TN, female
Gowan, Madison Sanders 7, born in TN, female”
Zachinas Gowen, a Tennesseean who was born in 1817, was listed as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Wright County, Household No. 449-449:
“Gowen,Zachinas 33, born in TN
Mary 23, born in TN
Rebecca 14, born in TN
William 11, born in TN
James 9, born in TN
Mary 4, born in MO
Willymere 3, born in MO
Samantha 2, born in MO”
CASCADE COUNTY, MONTANA
Alva Goings died April 12, 1977 at age 90 in Cascade County, according to file number 1569
Dean V. Goings died December 13, 1979 at age 83 in Cascade County, according to file number 5860.
Helen H. Goings died June 1, 1974 at age 76 in Cascade County, according to file number 2643.
Jean Gowans died January 1, 1957 at age 68 in Cascade County, according to file number 1.
Sylvia H. Gowin died March 14, 1992 at age 65 in Cascade County, according to file number 1241.
GALLATIN COUNTY, MONTANA
Elvera L. Gowen died December 22, 1997 at age 96 in Gallatin County, according to file number 7257.
Emma C. Gowin died September 15, 1980 at age 69 in Gallatin County, according to file 4545.
Gertrude L. Gowin died January 15, 1993 at age 67 in Gallatin County, according to file number 189.
Joseph Gowin died April 12, 1981 at age 72 in Gallatin County according to file number 1864.
HILL COUNTY, MONTANA
William G. Gowan and Florence Salois Gowan were residents of Dupuyer, Montana in 1931. She was the daughter of Solomon Salois, a Cree Indian. Florence Salois Gowan died of cancer November 24, 1960 and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Havre, Montana.
Children born to William G. Gowan and Florence Salois Gowan include:
William Gowan (406) 442-3322
Jim Gowan Jasper, Alabama
Robert Alexander Gowan born April 29, 1931
Ruby Gowan Mrs. Brian McBrideChinook, MT
Eva Gowan Mrs. Dale Tuttle,Havre, MT
Joyce Gowan Mrs. Frank Nordgulen, Havre, MT
Robert Alexander Gowan, son of William G. Gowan and Florence Salois Gowan, was born April 29, 1931 in Dupuyer, Montana, according to a daughter, Cherie Welling, 2005 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, California, 95814, 916/446-0200, an adoptee who was seeking information in 1992 on her Gowan family. He served in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War. He, a laborer, died July 21, 1960 of bronchio-pneumonia in Columbus Hospital, Great Falls, Montana and was buried beside his mother.
A son, Robert Alexander Gowan, Jr. was born to him April 1, 1961. The address shown by Rocky Boy Indian Agency records is Route 71, Box 56, Chinook, Montana.
LAKE COUNTY, MONTANA
JONATHAN L. GOWEN DIED DECEMBER 19, 1998 AT AGE 16 IN LAKE COUNTY, ACCORDING TO FILE NUMBER 7486.
TETON COUNTY, MONTANA
Mrs. Esther Marion “Queenie” Drum Gowen of Bynum, Mon-tana was mentioned in the obituary of her father, Samuel Drum which was published in the “Choteau Acantha” in its edition of December 11, 1930:
“Samuel Wilson Drum, 90, died early Saturday morn-ing at the ranch home of his daughter Mrs. Ed. Gowan, near Bynum. [Teton County, Montana] He had been in failing health for several months, bronchitis and a sud-den heart attack being the final cause of death.
He was born Dec. 27, 1840 at Quebec, Canada, his fa-ther William Drum being a lumber merchant and man-ufacturer of that city. He received his education in the schools of Quebec and later established himself in the insurance business. He was married in 1870 and for many years was prominent in the civic and social life of the city; was a Knight Templar and a communicant of the Church of England.
In 1913 he and his wife came west to Victoria, B.C. where they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary two years previous to her death in 1921, after which he came to Bynum to live with his daughter.
Five children survive: Corp. Lorne Drum of the army medical corps at Esquimalt, Canada, and Arthur W. Drum, president of the A.W. Drum Loan & Insurance Company, Quebec; Mrs. Mary Dyke, North Longsdale, B.C; Mrs. C. V. Watson and Mrs. Ed. Gowan of By-num and six grandchildren.
The body was taken to Great Falls, Montana by the undertaker Charles G. Roberts, and from that place it was shipped Tuesday to Victoria, B.C. for interment beside his wife.”
Esther Marion “Queenie” Drum, daughter of Samuel Wilson Drum, was born about 1893 in Quebec City. She was married in 1911 to Edmund Dalkin “Ned” Gowen in Canada. He, the son of Hamond Gowen, an attorney of Quebec City, was born there June 28, 1875. They removed to Bynum, Montana in 1914. He, a rancher, died there in March 1934.
Esther Marion “Queenie” Drum Gowen was a resident of Choteau, Montana in 1978, according to the April 13, 1978 edition of the “Choteau Acantha.” She died December 26, 1979. Both were buried in Choteau Cemetery.
YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MONTANA
Annabell A. Goan died February 8, 1983 at age 83 in Yellowstone County, according to Yellowstone death records.
Morris S. Goan died August 8, 1995 at age 46 in Yellowstone County, according to Yellowstone death records.
Charles T. Gowen died September 21, 1984 at age 89 in Yellowstone County, according to file number 6263.
Ethel I. Gowen died June 12, 1968 at age 72 in Yellowstone County, according to file number 3103.
Phyllis M. Gowen died March 10, 1987, at age 61 in Yellowstone County, according to file number 1560.
Golda G. Gowin died September 15, 1980 at age 65 in Yellowstone County, according to file number 983.
CLAY COUNTY, NEBRASKA
Oliver Gowen appeared as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Clay County, Enumeration District 89, page 8, Logan Township. The enumeration listed the place of birth of Oliver Gowen as “M. E.” presumed to be Maine.
The household was listed as:
“Gowen, Oliver 26, born in M. E.
Eva 19, born in Illinois
Gus E. 2, born in Nebraska”
KEARNEY COUNTY, NEBRASKA
Edward Goins, mulatto who was born in Kentucky in 1843, was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Kearney County, Enumeration District 154, page 4:
“Goins, Edward 37, born in Kentucky, mulatto
Katie 25, born in Mississippi
Ophelia 13, born in Kentucky
Francis 5, born in Kentucky”
Katie Goins is believed to be the second wife of Edward Goins.
LANCASTER COUNTY, NEBRASKA
Dr. Robert Evan Goyne, Lincoln, Nebraska was listed in the in the 1969 edition of “American Medical Directory.”
PAWNEE COUNTY, NEBRASKA
Violet Isa Goin, daughter of Andrew “Dan” Goin and Isa Frances Datson Goin, was born February 27, 1924 in Pawnee County.
OTOE COUNTY, NEBRASKA
William Gowan who was born in New York in 1870 was living in the household of William Feidt, according to the 1880 census of Otoe County, Enumeration District 193, page 15, Wyoming Township.
SHERMAN COUNTY, NEBRASKA
Enoch W. Gowin who was born in North Carolina in 1842 appeared as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Sherman County, Enumeration District 101, page 1, Clear Creek Township:
“Gowin, Enoch 38, born in North Carolina
Eliza 31, born in Ohio
Effie 14, born in Illinois
Ettie 9, born in Illinois
Eskin 7, born in Illinois, son”
The family had lived in Illinois from 1867 to 1871. They reappeared in the 1885 state census of Sherman County, Clear Creek township:
“Gowin, Enoch 39, born in NC, father born in NC, mother born in NC, farmer
Elizabeth 37, born in OH, father born in OH, mother born in PA, wife
Effa 18, born in IL, father born in NC,
mother born in OH, school-teacher, daughter
Etta 16, born in IL, father born in NC, mother born in OH, attending school, daughter
Erskine 14, born in IL, father born in NC, mother born in OH, son
Wharff, John 18, born in IA, father born in OH, mother born in OH, servant farm hand”
All the first names in the family began with “E.”
THOMAS COUNTY, NEBRASKA
Irvin C. Swink, white male, was born November 28, 1888 in Gowen City, Pennsylvania, and resided in Thomas County, Nebraska at the time of service according to WWI Civilian Draft Registration records.
The following individuals were enumerated in the 1880 census of Nevada:
Frank Gowen was born in Louisiana about 1841 to parents who were also born in Louisiana. He, a laborer, was enumerated in 1880 in Churchill County.
Pvt. Benjamin C. Gowen, Nevada Volunteer Cavalry, 1st Battalion, a Union solider wearing a fancy uniform, was photographed in a photographer’s studio before a painted backdrop. 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.
CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA
Frank E. Gowen was born in 1904. He was married about 1927, wife’s name Olga. Both Frank E. Gowen and Olga Gowen died in July 1982 and were buried in Bunker Brothers Memory Gardens in Clark County.
John Gowan was listed in the 18th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.
In New Hampshire seven Gowen households, embracing 32 family members, were enumerated in the census of 1790. Two were located in extreme western Cheshire County at Jaffey Town and Dublin Town, four were located immediately adjacent in extreme eastern Hillsboro County, and one at Loudon, Rockingham County in the extreme southeastern portion of the state—all within 60 miles of Kittery, Maine and Lynn, Massachusetts suggesting that they might all be descendants of William Gowen, the Scotch carpenter of Maine, and Robert Gowen, the Scotch emigrant to Massachusetts.
The earliest record of Gowens in NewHampshire was in 1772.
John Perkins Gowen was born in 1830 of parents unknown probably in New Hampshire. During the Civil War he was colonel of the Twelfth New Hampshire Infantry Regiment.
“John P. Gowen” was listed as a foreman of glue works residing at Cocheco in the 1882-83, 1884-85, 1886-87, 1888-89, and 1892 Dover city directories. He was listed as a farmer residing at Cocheco in the 1890-91 Dover city directory.
Children born to John Perkins Gowen include a least two sons and a daughter. Among them were:
John Knowles Gowen born about 1870
John Knowles Gowen, son of Col. John Perkins Gowen, was born about 1870. He was married about 1890 to Isabel Sophia Moore. “John K. Gowen” was listed as a harnessmaker residing at Cocheco in the 1890-91 Dover city directory. In the 1892 Dover city directory, he was listed as a harnessmaker residing at 495 Central and later at the residence of John P. Gowen”. In 1894 they lived in Dover, New Hampshire.
Children born to John Knowles Gowen and Isabel Sophia Moore Gowen include:
John Knowles Gowen, Jr. born January 27, 1894
John Knowles Gowen, Jr, son of John Knowles Gowen and Isabel Sophia Moore Gowen, was born January 27, 1894 in Dover. He was graduated from Barringer High School of Newark, New Jersey. On August 20, 1913 he was married to Dora Moise Cohen of Charleston, South Carolina.
He was a news reporter for “Elizabeth Times,” “Newark Star,” “Boston Journal,” “Boston American,” “Manchester American,” and “Charleston News” until 1914.
In 1915-1916 he was a telegraph editor of “Brockton Times” in Massachusetts. In 1915-1916 he was managing editor of the “Charleston American.” In 1916-1917 he was sub-editor of the “Boston American.” In 1917 he was make-up editor of the “Rochester Journal.”
He was graduated from Plattsburg, New York Military Training Camp in 1917. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U. S. Signal Corps in 1917. He was graduated from the U. S. Air Service Flying School at the University of Illinois and Ohio State University. He was a pursuit pilot stationed at Rich Field, Waco, Texas where he served as adjutant. He was also editor of the “The Rich Field Flyer.” He was an accident investigation officer and an intelligence officer. He was a member of Conference on Metropolitan Boston, a fellow of the American Geographic Society, member of the Reserve Officers Association of the U. S. and 32nd degree Mason.
In 1922 he was night editor of the “Boston Daily Advertiser.” From 1922 to 1924 he was managing editor of the “Boston Sunday Advertiser.” From 1921 to 1931 he was a publicity reporter for the Republican National Committee. In 1933 he directed the presidential election campaign for eight eastern states. He was Sunday editor of the “New York American” in 1933. He was publisher of “The Microphone” and editor and publisher of “Now” in 1933.
He was appointed a major in the U. S. Army Air Corps February 4, 1941. He was assistant air officer First Corps area, Boston, February 4, to March 13, 1941. He was in the public relations office of the Chief of the Air Corps in Washington, D. C. March 14 to September 30, 1941. He was in charge of North Atlantic Ferry Command in London in October 1941. He was appointed G-2 to Maj.-Gen. George H. Brett and made flights with him to Iraq, Iran, India, Burma, China, Java, Australia. He became G-2 of U. S. Army forces in Australia in 1942 and was promoted to Lt. Col. January 24, 1942. He became full colonel March 1, 1942. Later in 1942 he was stationed at Maxwell Field, Alabama. He commander of Amarillo Army Air Field, Amarillo, Texas from March to November 1943. He was listed in the 1943-44 Amarillo city directory as residing at 1401 Van Buren in the Talmadge Apartments with his wife, Dora M. Gowen. He showed a second address at 507 Van Buren which may have been an office.
In November 1942 he was transferred to the 21st Bomber Command. In 1943 and 1944 he was director of intelligence, Second Air Force Headquarters, Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 1945-1946 he was on the G-2 staff, Headquarters, Army Garrison Force. He won the Bronze Star in the Battle of Iwo Jima.
In May 1946 he became an executive with the Hazeltine Corporation. His address at that time was 1775 Broadway, New York, New York. In 1953 he lived at Great Neck, Long Island, New York.
In a letter dated November 16, 1953, Col. John Knowles Gowen, Jr. wrote about his ancestors, a band of Welshmen who landed at Strawberry Banke Colony in 1634. Strawberry Banke Colony which had been settled by Anglicans in 1630, was located at the mouth of the Piscataqua River. Name of the settlement was changed in 1653 to Portsmouth, and from 1679 to 1775 it was the capital of New Hampshire.
Colonel Gowen wrote:
“Best information I have is that my branch of the Gowen family originated on the coast of Wales. I am afraid they might qualify as “robber barons”, since they pounced on shipping weathering a headland, and exacted tribute. That headland was Gwynne, from which the name Gowen may have been derived.”
“Seven Gowen brothers–tall, heavy, red-headed men–left Bristol, England in 1634 and landed at Strawberry Banke Colony. They had a grant of land extending from the coast to the Canadian border, and proceeded to explore same, settling hither and yon, but mostly in New Hampshire.” [No record of such a grant has been found.]
One of my forebears, Capt. Daniel Gowen, was on staff of Gen. George Washington. Somewhere, I have a copy of Capt. Daniel’s will, in which he bestows such items as the “silver buckles on my shoon” and certain “copper cooking kettles,” among other trifles.
After the Revolutionary War, some of the younger Gowens who had nothing to return to in New Hampshire except hard farming, remained in Pennsylvania and married the comfortable daughters of the Dutch burghers; that branch of the family eventually became wealthy. Other struck south, through Tennessee and into Mexico. Others, with the sea still in their blood, captained vessels that sailed to the Gold Coast of Africa, bought slaves from Barracoons, brought back their black cargo and sold it in the south.”
“Came the Civil War, and so far as I know all my branch of the family was in the Federal forces–the Gowens, Pauls, Perkinses, Moores, Wentworths, etc. My grandfather, John Perkins Gowens, was colonel of the Twelfth New Hampshire Infantry Regiment.”
“When I was stationed for some months in London in 1941 I forgathered with my cousin, Franklin C. Gowen, then first secretary to Tony Drexel Biddle, our ambassador to Poland at that time, and still a State Department career officer.”
“Franklin, who came from Philadelphia, insisted that the original Gowens were Irish, and by way of proof he and I dined with Sir Alan Brooke, then Chief of the Imperial General Staff, and a Captain Mitchell-Innes, both of whom claimed we were distant cousins and were Irish through the Hamilton line.”
“From another source, I hear that it is well established that the Gowens came from Scotland, from the Gow clan. I had a tartan plaid necktie brought me recently in alleged proof.”
“I was born in Dover, New Hampshire. However, I am no stranger in Texas. During World War I, I took my military flying training at Rich Field at Waco. For a time during World War II I commanded Amarillo Army Air Field.”
“Wishing you much success with the ‘family mystery.’
John K. Gowen, Jr.
Col, USAF, Res.”
Col. John Knowles Gowen, Jr. died June 5, 1961 at his home at 74 South Middle Great Neck, Long Island, New York, according to the “New York Times,” June 26, 1961. He was survived by his wife, Dora Moise Cohen Gowen, two sons, a brother, a sister and five grandchildren. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. Dora Moise Cohen Gowen died August 16, 1987 and was buried beside her husband.
Children born to John Knowles Gowen, Jr. and Dora Moise Cohen Gowen include:
John Knowles Gowen, III born May 10, 1914
Paul Roy Gowen born July 10, 1925
John Knowles Gowen, III, son of John Knowles Gowen, Jr. and Dora Moise Cohen Gowen, was born May 10, 1914 in Charleston, South Carolina. He was listed as a survivor of his father June 25, 1961. In 1990 he was a realtor in South Natick, Massachusetts.
Paul Roy Gowen, son of John Knowles Gowlen, Jr. and Dora Moise Cohen Gowen, was born July 10, 1925 in Newton, Massachusetts. In 1943 he was a soldier in the U. S. Army living with his parents in Amarillo, Texas. Paul Roy Gowen in 1960 lived at 5002 Battery Lane, Washington, D. C. He was listed as a survivor of his father June 25, 1961. In 1990 he lived in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Children born to Paul Roy Gowen include:
Bradford P. Gowen born about 1951
Maribeth Gowen born about 1955
Bradford P. Gowen, son of Paul Roy Gowen, was born about 1951. In 1994 he was a pianist living in Washington, D.C. In 1978 Bradford P. Gowen won first prize in the 1978 Kennedy Center-Rockefeller Foundation international competition and made his debut in recital in Alice Tully Hall. He has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Mstislav Rostropovich and Maxim Shostakovich. He is a regular writer for “The Piano Quarterly” and chairman of the piano division of the University of Maryland.
In January 1994 he and his sister, Maribeth Gowen performed together in a concert with the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra.
Maribeth Gowen, daughter of Paul Roy Gowen, was born about 1955. She became a concert pianist and made numerous radio and television appearances. She was a member of Paragon, a chamber ensemble that won the Baltimore Chamber Music Awards in 1990. In 1994 she was a member of the faculty of the Washington Conservatory of Music. At the time she lived in Washington, D.C.
Charles R. Gowen enlisted in the 14th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment on August, 22 1862 at the age of 18, according to the Civil War military roster.
George M. Gowen enlisted in the 14th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment August, 22 1862 at the age of 21, according to the Civil War military roster.
John Gowen enlisted in the 18th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment on October 6, 1862 at the age of 38, according to the Civil War military roster.
John Gowen enlisted in the Civil War on September 13, 1862 at age 40, according to the Civil war military roster.
Otis F. Gowen enlisted in the 15th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment as a Wagoner on September 15, 1862 at the age of 37, according to the Civil War military roster.
CHESHIRE COUNTY, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Azeal Gowing of Jaffrey, New Hampshire filed a marrige intent with “Widow Betsy Hazzen, resident of Dunstable October 9, 1814, according to “Vital Records of Dunstable, Massachusetts.” Children born to Azeal Gowing and Betsy Hazzen Gowing are unknown.
Artemas W. Gowen and Cyntha Elliss, “both of Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire,” were married April 11, 1841, according to “Vital Records of Winchendon, Massachusetts.” Children born to Artemas W. Gowen and Cyntha Elliss Gowen are unknown.
Earl H. Gowen worked as a clerk for Hardy & Co. at 17 Willow according to the 1895 city directory. He later took a job as a drug clerk at 17 Willow.
James Gowing and William Gowing, both of Dublin, New Hampshire, were enumerated as the heads of households in the 1800 census of Chesshire County, page 117. The two were the only individuals of interest to Gowen researchers.
Burton Gowen worked in a shoe shop at 78 Court in Keene, New Hampshire, according to the 1881 city directory.
Fred A. Gowen was employed at a shoe factory on 13 Dunbar in Keene, New Hampshire according to the 1885 city directory. He was also a firman for Fitchburg Railroad in 1891. Three years later he became an engineer for Fitchburg Railroad
George M. Gowen was employeed in a shoe shop on Madison St. in Keene, Newhampshire, according to the 1890 city directory. He was later employeed at hostler Martin’s livery stable. Later, in 1887 he was employeed at the glue factory on 13 Dunbar. In 1899 he worked at Fitchburg Railroad freight house on 166 church. In 1901 he worked with Beaver mills on 166 Church.
Geo M. Gowen was employeed at a teamster glue factory on 13 Dunbar in Keene, New Hampshire according to the 1885 city directory. He later became a teamster in 1889 and a hostler at Buckminister’s in 1891. In 1893 he was listed as a hostler Proctor at 17 Willow. In 1895 he took a job at Fitchburg Railroad freight house also at 17 Willow.
Loami C. Gowen worked as a telegraph operator for Western Union Telegraph office at 21 Willow according to the 1891 city directory for Keene, New Hampshire.
Loomis C. Gowen worked as a telegraph operator for Western Union Telegraph office at 17 Willow in Keene, New Hampshire according to the 1893 city directory. He held the job till at least 1900 when nothing more is known of him.
William Gowen was nearby in the same county at Croydon, New Hampshire. His household contained “two males over 16 and one female”.
GRAFTON COUNTY, NEW HAMPSHIRE
A. C. Gowing and J. E. Collins received a warranty deed from Peter Lassen to 180 acres of land located 17 miles northeast of Ft. Worth, Texas November 15, 1907 for $2,472, according to Tarrant County, Texas Deed Book 271, page 378. On February 3, 1915 they traded the land to W. H. Logan for a residence in Jersey Hill Addition, Ft. Worth, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 462, page 404. A. C. Gowing was joined in the transaction by his wife, Annie M. Gowing. J. E. Collins was joined in the transaction by his wife, Gertrude C. Collins. All four were residents of Grafton County at that time. A. C. Gowing and Annie M. Gowing, along with J. E. Collins and Gertrude C. Collins, sold the residence to L. C. Webb September 19, 1918, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 583, page 57.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, NEW HAMPSHIRE
EBENEZER GOWING WAS SHOWN AS THE HEAD OF A HOUSEHOLD AT HANCOCK, NEW HAMPSHIRE IN THE 1790 CENSUS. HIS FAMILY CONSISTED OF “ONE MALE OVER 16, TWO MALES UNDER 16 AND THREE FEMALES.”
EZEKIEL GOWING LIVED IN NEARBY RABY, NEW HAMPSHIRE. HIS HOUSEHOLD CONSISTED OF “ONE MALE OFVER 16 AND ONE FEMALE” IN THE 1790 CENSUS.
JOHN GOWING WAS ENUMERATED AT NEW IPSWITCH, NEW HAMPSHIRE IN THE 1790 CENSUS OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY. HIS HOUSEHOLD CONSISTED OF “ON WHITE MALE OVER 16 AND ONE FEMALE.”
JOHNG GOWIN, JR., BELIEVED TO BE A SON, LIVED AT NEW IPSWITCH AND HEADED A HOUSEHOLD COMPOSED OF “ONE MALE OVER 16, ONE MALE UNDER 16, AND THREE FEMALES”.
ROXANNE GOWEN, OF NEW IPSWICH, NEW HAMPSHIRE, WAS MARRIED ABOUT 1820 TO DAVID CONN, ACCORDING TO “NEW ENGLAND HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL REGISTER.” HE WAS A CLOTHIER AND A FARMER. ROXANNA GOWEN CONN DIED IN FITZBURG, MASSACHUSETTS FEBRUARY 27, 1876.
MERRIMACK COUNTY, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Ethel Aiken Tufts Gowen, daughter of John Needham Tufts and Sarah Lizzie Lang Tufts, was born in Pittsfield, New Hampshire about 1880. She was a student at Middleburg College in 1896, according to “Middleburg College in the State of Vermont,” and was graduated in 1900.
In 1899 she was a teacher at West Newberry, Massachusetts. She taught at Granville, Massachusetts in 1900 and also at Saugus, Massachusetts in the same year. She was married to Frank Lewis Gowen in 1903. Ethel Aiken Tufts Gowen died at West Newberry, Massachusetts March 17, 1906.
Children born to Frank Lewis Gowen and Ethel Aiken Tufts Gowen include:
Francis Tufts Gowen born about 1904
ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Benjamin Goings, a mariner was listed in the city directories of Portsmouth living at 6 Sudbury in 1888, 1890 and in 1892. ”Boarding” there in 1890 and 1892 was Frank Goings, a laborer.
William Goins, Loudon New Hampshire was enumerated as “one male over 16, four males under 16 and two females” in the 1790 census.
Abigail Gowen was married to Joseph Jackson, Jr. in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, according to the April 11, 1798 edition of the “Columbia Centinel” published in Boston.
Bertha E. Gowen was married about 1902 to Marshall S. Chase. Children born to them include:
Paul Gowen Chase born August 7, 1904
Mary C. Chase born about 1906
Helen E. Chase born about 1908
Harold M. Chase born about 1912
Florence C. Chase born January 5, 1915
Paul Gowen Chase, son of Marshall S. Chase and Bertha E. Gowen Chase, was born August 7, 1904, according to his obituary published October 30, 1990 in the “Exeter [NH] Newsletter:”
“Paul Gowen Chase, 86, of Hayes Trailer Park died Fri-day, Oct. 26, at Exeter Hospital after a brief illness. Born Aug. 7, 1904, in Stratham, the son of Marshall and Bertha [Gowen] Chase, he was educated in Exeter schools. He formerly lived in Kingston, where he worked for 20 years at Nason’s Store.
He moved to Exeter 40 years ago and worked at the former Kennedy Butter and Egg Store and Phillips Exeter Acade-my. For more than 60 years he and his wife were the own-ers of Bon A Star Kennels raising St. Bernards, Norwegian Elk Hounds and Kairn Terriers. They were the winners of many awards and trophies throughout New England.
He is survived by his wife, Bernice [Lamb] Chase of Exe-ter; one son, Paul G. Chase, Jr. of Salisbury, Massachutts; one daughter, Virginia C. Heath of North Hampton; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Harold M. Chase of York, Maine; three sisters, Mary C. Sewall and Helen E. Chase, both of Stratham, and Florence C. Sanborn of Greenland; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday at Brewitt Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Wyand, pastor of South Hampton Baptist Church, officiating.
Children born to Paul Gowen Chase and Bernice Lamb Chase include:
Paul Gowen Chase, Jr. born about 1928
Virginia Chase born about 1931
Paul Gowen Chase, Jr., son of Paul Gowen Chase and Bernice Lamb Chase, was born about 1928 in Kingston, New Hampshire. In 1990 he lived in Salisbury, Massachusetts.
Virginia Chase, daughter of Paul Gowen Chase and Bernice Chase Lamb, was born about 1931. She was married about 1953, husband’s name Heath. In 1990 they lived in North Hampton, New Hampshire.
Harold M. Chase, son of Marshall S. Chase and Bertha E. Gowen Chase, was born about 1912. In 1992 he lived in York, Maine.
Florence C. Chase, daughter of Marshall S. Chase and Bertha E. Gowen Chase, was born January 5, 1915 in Statham, New Hampshire. After graduation from Robinson Female Seminary of Exeter, New Hampshire and Concord Business School, she was married to Henry H. Sanborn. They lived in Greenland, New Hampshire for more than 50 years. She was employed by the State of New Hampshire in its Unemployment Division. She died March 20, 1992 at her home in Greenland following a long illness, according to the “Exeter Newsletter.” She was buried in the Stratham Congregational Cemetery.
David G. Gowen was born September 12, 1963 in Exeter, the son of Robert L. and Helena Hoik Gowen. He died June 9, 1991 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. His obituary appeared in the June 14, 1991 edition of the “Exeter News-Letter;”
“David G. Gowen attended the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford, Connecticut where he participated in wrestling and football.
He lived in Fort Lauderdale for the past two years and was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Pampano Beach, FL. He was also a member of the Fort Lauderdale Deaf Association.
David G. Gowen, 27, died suddenly Sunday June 9, in Florida.
He is survived by his mother, Helena Jane Gowen of Fort Lauderdale, his father and stepmother, Robert L. and Ruth Gowen of Newmarket; two brothers, Gregory Scott Gowen of Newmarket and Jonathan B. Gowen of West Palm Beach, Fl.; two stepsisters, Christine Lanning and Judi Lanning, both of Newmarket; his maternal Grandmother, Helen Hoik of Newmarket; his paternal grandfather, Lincoln Gowen of Newmarket; and several Aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were held Monday evening at Grace Baptist Church, Pampano Beach. Graveside servicers were held Friday at 11 a.m. in Calvary Cemetery, Newmarket.”
Jane Gowen was baptized on July 12 of 1772 at the South Church of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Her daughter, Sarah Gowen was baptized on July 7, 1772, five days earlier at the same church.
Mrs. Laura Gowing was employed in April 1996 by the American Independence Museum in Exeter, New Hampshire. A native of California, she was graduated from Whittier College. At that time she was completing her graduate history and museum studies at the University of New Hampshire. She had previously worked at Historic Deerfield and as an intern at Colonial Williamsburg and at Strawberry Banke, as well as the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities at Langdon House in Portsmouth and at the American Independence Museum since 1994.
STRAFFORD COUNTY, NEW HAMPSHIRE
William Goen signed a loyalty oath in 1776 in Durham, according to “History of Durham, New Hampshire.”
Benjamin F. Gowen was listed as a clerk residing at the residence of H. G. Hart in Great Falls, New Hampshire in the 1882-83 Dover city directory.
Chas H. Gowen was listed as a laborer residing at the residence of Luke Simpkins’ in the 1882-83 Dover city directory.
Mrs. Daniel Gowen was living in the home of Mrs. J. L. Far-rington, according to the 1890 city directory of Rochester, New Hampshire
Edith A. Gowen was listed as a teacher residing at 220 Wash-ington in the 1888-89 and 1890-91 Dover city directories. She was listed as teaching at Garrison Hill School and living at 220 Washington in the 1892 Dover city directory.
Edwin A. Gowen was listed as a butcher residing at Prospect in the 1882-83 Dover city directory. He was later listed as a butcher residing at Locust and then Prospect in the 1884-85 Dover city directory. He was listed as a butcher and meat market worker residing at Locust and later Belknap in the 1886-87 Dover city directory. In the 1888-89 Dover city directory, he was listed as a butcher and meat market worker residing at 34 Locust and later 48 Belknap. He was listed as a butcher and meat market worker at 34 Locust and later 15 Lexington in the 1890-91 Dover city directory. In the 1892 Dover city directory, he was listed as a grocer and provisions seller residing at 34 Locust and later at 15 Lexington.
Emilius L. Gowen was listed as a farmer residing at Prospect in the 1882-83 and 1884-85 Dover city directories.
Harold Gowen was born April 25, 1902 in Milton, New Hampshire of parents unknown. He was enlisted in the U.S. Navy at Portland, Maine about 1918 and served aboard the U.S.S Nevada. He was discharged from the Navy June 1, 1922. Joseph Dube wrote March 13, 2002 that his “grandmother knew Harold Gowen 80 years ago and kept some of his personal papers. I would like to see these irreplaceable documents” preserved.
Jacob Gowen was listed as a farmer residing on Back River Road near Spruce Lane in the 1882-83, 1884-85, 1886-87, 1888-89, 1890-91, and 1892 Dover city directories.
John Gowen and his wife, Isabel Moore Gowen were residents of Dover in 1896 when a son was born, according to the research of Richard Spacer, a descendant.
Children born to John Gowen and Isabel Moore Gowen include:
John Gowen born January 27, 1894
Brian Paul Gowen born October 3, 1896
John Gowen, son of John Gowen and Isabel Moore Gowen, was born January 27, 1894.
Brian Paul Gowen, son of John Gowen and Isabel Moore Gowen, was born in Dover October 3, 1896. He died in Boothbay Harbor, Maine in 1965, according to Richard Spacer.
Joseph Gowen was listed as residing at Chapel, North St. John in the 1884-85 Dover city directory.
Lewis Gowen was listed as a worker in a glue mill residing at the residence of Mrs. Samuel Goodwin’s in the 1882-83, 1884-85, 1886-87, and 1888-89 Dover city directories. He was listed as boarding at Mrs. Cook’s, U. S. Block in the 1890-91 Dover city directory. He was also listed in the 1892 Dover city directory.
Noe Gowen was listed as residing at Chapel in the 1884-85 and 1886-87 Dover city directory.
Paul W. Gowen, chief of police of Durham, New Hampshire was elected in June 1994 as president of the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police, according to the “Manchester Union Leader” of Manchester, New Hampshire in its June 30, 1994 edition. A 30-year veteran of New Hampshire law enfoercement, Gowen had received an associate degree in criminal justice from St. Anselm College. He was also a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He became Durham police chief in 1979.
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Ira Gowan was married October 15, 1822 to Lura M. Abbott in Charlestown, according to Sullivan County marriage records. Children born to Ira Gowan and Lura M. Abbott Gowan are unknown, according to Janice Farnsworth.
Charles Robbins Gowen, son of George M. Gowen and Hannah A. Robbins Gowen, was born at Acworth, New Hampshire April 30, 1846, according to “Genealogy of John Poore” by Alfred Poore. He enlisted there August 22, 1862 in Company B, Fourteenth New Hampshire Infantry Regiment and served in the Union army for three years. He, a carpenter was married in Dorchester, Massachusetts February 2, 1869 to Kate Maria Williams. She was born April 3, 1851 in New York City to William Henry Williams and Bethiah Sparks Williams. They settled in Franklin, Massachusetts where he operated a hotel, the Central House. They continued there in 1881.
Children born to Charles Robbins Gowen and Kate Maria Williams Gowen include:
Harry Russell Gowen born October 19, 1872
Albert Newton Gowen born January 19, 1875
Gordon Gowen was the subject of an article about the dairy industry of New Hampshire that was published in “New Hampshire Seacoast Times” in its December 5, 1993 edition. Gordon Gowen, president of the New Hampshire Dairymen’s Association, was interviewed by Jeff Symes for his views on the future of dairying in New Hampshire:
“Seated in the compact den, Gordon Gowen talks about the passage of time and the changes that have come with it to the Gowen on Tamarack, the family dairy farm in the town of Ac-worth. Five generations of Gowen’s family have served as stewards of this patch of rock-strewn hillocks on the western edge of the state for more than a century.
The passage of time here can be marked by the pages contain-ed within the diaries of Gowen’s great-grandfather William Loomis who bought Tamarack in 1877. For Gowen, an uncer-tain future for the farm is represented atop a bookcase where the framed 8x10s of his grandchildren are displayed. For the moment, however, the past slips into the den, riding the sweet, thick aroma of maple coming from the kitchen where his wife Betty is boiling a pot of syrup to make sugar cakes.
The history of Tamarack which Gowen relates through the diaries of his ancestor is fairly typical of every century-old farm in New Hampshire. At its beginning, it was a family farm run largely as a self-sustaining operation, producing only enough food to sustain the appetites of those who lived and worked on it. But by the turn of the century Tamarack was becoming more commercial, producing milk to sell to butter along with chickens, eggs and maple syrup in nearby Bellows Falls, Vermont, just several miles to the west.
From the pages of his own history, the 67-year-old Gowen recalls the family’s ’41 Dodge pickup truck and the trips each morning trucking milk cans Tamarack and that of three of its neighbors to the Bellows Falls Cooperative Creamery where it was bottled and shipped to stores like the First National chain in Boston. On the return trip to Acworth they would often pick up grain from a Vermont gristmill and deliver it for a few extra dollars to their local dealer in the neighboring town of Alstead.
Gowen’s oldest son, the fifth generation, Tim now runs Tam-arack, but after him, Gowen’s view into the future of the farm is clouded with doubts as to whether succeeding gener-ations will continue its operations, prompting him to make a reluct-ant admission: ‘I’m not sure that we’re in this forever, This farm in the future–and I don’t know how distant that future will be–probably won’t be milking cows some day.’
Hundreds of dairy farms in New Hampshire have disappeared. Gowen is in his third year as president of the New Hampshire Farm Bureau Federation boasting over 5,000 family members about half of which are farmers of some sort, but only a small number now are dairy farmers. In the past 10 years alone, New Hampshire has lost more than half its dairy farms with only about 275 remaining today.”
Gowin Gilmore was married about 1800 to Sally Grout who died in June 1807 at Acworth, New Hampshire. He was remarried about 1810 to Anna Stebbins of Connecticut.
Children born to them include:
Sally Ann Gilmore born about 1812
Caltha Gilmore born about 1814
Nancy Gilmore born in 1819
No Gowens were listed in the 1790 census for New Jersey.
Proceedings of the Centennial Anniversary of the Presbyterian Church at Sparta, New Jersey November 23, 1886 set forth a history of the village and the state, as well as the struggle between the Dutch and the British for the area:
“The Dutch in 1673 obtained control of the country again, but in 1675, Philip Carteret, the former Governor of New Jersey, returned and found himself bitterly opposed by Andros of New York, who, among other things, laid tribute upon the ships sailing to the Jersey coast. In the meantime Edward Byllings became involved in debt and made an assignment to Gowen Laurie, Nicholas Lucas and William Penn, for the benefit of his creditors.
These Quakers asked Sir George Carteret to divide the province. This he was willing to do, for thereby he would get control of his share without incumbrance. Accordingly, in 1676, a line was agreed upon, drawn from the southern point of land on the east side of Little Egg Harbor, to a point on the Delaware River in latitude 41ø 40′. All east of this line was called East Jersey, and all west of it West Jersey.”
Private Frederick Gowan of Co. D, Thirty-fifth New Jersey Infantry Regiment, enlisted in the Union Army March 11, 1865 and was mustered in March 11, 1865 for one year of service as a substitute according to “New Jersey Civil War Records,” page 1070. He deserted June 21, 1865 at Crystal Springs, D.C.
Michael Gowan, a musician recruit, Company E, Thirty-fourth New Jersey Infrantry Regiment, enlisted in the Union Army June 15, 1864 and was mustered in October 25, 1864 for three years of service according to “New Jersey Civil War Records,” page 1024. He was mustered out April 30, 1966.
Private Andrew J. Gowen of Company I, Third New Jersey Infantry Regiment, enlisted in the Union Army May 10, 1861 and was mustered in May 30, 1861 for three years of service according to “New Jersey Civil War Records,” page 178. He died July 16, 1862 from wounds received in action at the Battle of Gains Farm, June 27, 1862, according to “New Jersey Civil War Records” by Brevet Major General William S. Stryker of New Jersey.
Patrick Allen McGowan and George McGowan, Irish immigrants who landed at Ellis Island, were recorded on Panel 283 of The American Immigrant Wall of Honor. Lillian McGowan Bruno, also of Ireland, was recorded on Panel 494 of the wall.
BERGEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
Gregory Gowen Borg died October 25, 1993 in Stuart, Florida, according to his obituary published in “The Record” in its edition of October 26, 1993:
“Gregory Gowen Borg, who was born into The Record family and spent almost a lifetime working for the company, died Sunday of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 54.
Raised in Hackensack, Mr. Borg was a resident of Stuart, Fla., at the time of his death and also maintained a home in Spring Lake. Mr. Borg was ushered into “The Record” at an early age by his father, Donald G. Borg, who was editor and publisher of the paper he took over from his father, John Borg, in 1949.
Donald Borg’s two sons, Malcolm Borg, currently chairman of the board of “The Record,” and Gregory Borg, worked after school sweeping floors and helping out in the stockroom, chores for which they were paid 10 cents each.
In June 1960, Gregory Borg became a management trainee at “The Bergen Evening Record,” just a few months before the paper was renamed “The Record” to reflect the expansion of its news coverage beyond the county line. Four years later, he was named administrative assistant to the publisher. He was promoted to vice president and assistant publisher in April 1967, working primarily in advertising and production. In that capacity, Mr. Borg helped oversee a major step in the technological evolution of “The Record,” the transition in typesetting from the Linotype, or hot-metal method, to photocomposition, or cold type. Mr. Borg became executive vice president in October 1971 and later became involved in overseeing the company’s Ocean and Monmouth counties newspapers, “The Reporter,” of Toms River, and the “Freehold Transcript.” Both papers later were sold.
In January 1982, Mr. Borg stepped down as executive vice president and divested himself of all stock in The Bergen Evening Record Corp.
Gregory Gowen Borg was born on March 17, 1939, in New York City, the younger of two sons of Donald G. and Flora A. Borg. He graduated from The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvnia in 1957, and later attended Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. In 1965, he received a bachelor of science degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
In June 1976, he married Patricia Maher Hall. The couple has a daughter, Kerri Ramsay of Spring Lake. For nearly three decades, Mr. Borg devoted himself to the St. Joseph’s School and Home for the Blind in Jersey City, a non-sectarian facility run by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace.”
Charles K. Goines and wife, Consuelo Y. Goines of Ridgewood, New Jersey received a deed to minerals in Schleicher County, Texas January 6, 1943 from M. J. Sullivan, Jackson County, Missouri, according to Schleicher County Deed Book 43, page 132. They leased the property to Earl Fain, Jr. January 25, 1954, according to Schleicher County Deed Book 69, page 416. On November 27, 1944 Charles K. Goines and Consuelo Y. Goines of New York City received an assignment of Jones County, Texas minerals, according to Jones County Deed Book 279, page 127 and on January 20, 1945 gave an agreement to each other, according to Jones County Deed Book 278, page 518.
Rose A. Gimino Gowen, 68, of Forked River, formerly of Cliffside Park and Paramus, died August 31, 1992, according to her obituary in “The Record” in its edition of September 1, 1992:
“She was a parishioner of St. Pius X R.C. Church, Forked River, and Annunciation R.C. Church, Paramus, and a member of the Annunciation Church Rosary Society. She was the society editor for the “Paramus Park Post,” president of the Pheasant Run Singles Club and the Junior Chamber of Commerce Auxiliary, and a member of the Pheasant Run Ladies Club, Forked River.
She was a volunteer at Hackensack Medical Center for seven years. Surviving are two sons, William T. Gowen of Shrewsbury and Wayne L. Gowen of Aurora, Colorado a daughter, Terry M. Gowen Dearden of Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania and five grandchildren. Her husband, W. Warren Gowen, died in 1978. Mass will be said Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Annunciation Church, with burial in Grove Cemetery, North Bergen.”
LINGTON COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
Charles Goines, negro, appeared as the head of a household enumerated in the 1880 census of Burlington County, Enumeration District 17, page 12, Burlington Township:
“Goines,Charles 41, born in Maryland
Louisa 40, born in New Jersey
Charles A. 17, born in New Jersey
Horace M. 7, born in New Jersey”
ESSEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
John Gowan resided at 64 River Newark, New Jersey, according to the 1891 city directory.
Patrick Gowan was occupied as a laborer at 52 Bloomfield Avenue in Newark, New Jersey, according to the city directory of 1891.
Walter Mack Gowan, white, who was born December 21, 1892 in East Orange, New Jersey, was registered for the World War I draft in Del Norte County, California.
GLOUCESTER COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
No families of Gowen [or spelling variations] appeared in the 1850 census of Gloucester County, according to “1850 Census of New Jersey” by Millican Press.
HUDSON COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
No families of Gowen [or spelling variations] appeared in the 1850 census of Hudson County, according to “1850 Census of New Jersey” by Millican Press.
Francis Gowan, born in France, appeared on Western Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey, in the 1880 census of Hudson County, Enumeration District 28, page 64 :
“Gowan,Francis 54, born in France
Leone 35, born in France
Francis 9, born in New York
John 7, born in New Jersey
Frederick 5, born in New Jersey
Joseph 3, born in New Jersey
Louis 3/12, born in New Jersey”
Hazel Margaret Gowen, second child of Isaac William Gowen and Margaret Hopper Gowen, was married about 1900 to John Borg. Nothing more is known about descendents of John Borg and Hazel Margaret Gowen Borg.
May Christine Gowen, third child of Isaac William Gowen and Margaret Hopper Gowen, was born about 1881 at North Bergen, New Jersey. About 1905 she was married to Francis E. Wilber. Of Francis E. Wilber, May Christine Gowen Wilber, and descendant nothing more is known.
HUNTERDON COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
No families of Gowen [or spelling variations] appeared in the 1850 census of Hunterdon County, according to “1850 Census of New Jersey” by Millican Press.
Charlotte Elizabeth Gowing was married to Gordon Cooper prior to 1915. In that year she received a bachelor of science degree from Columbia University in New York City. In 1932 Gordon Cooper and Charlotte Elizabeth Gowing Cooper lived at 8 Coryell Avenue, Lambertville, New Jersey, according to Columbia University Alumni bulletin.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
Joseph V. C. Gowen, was recorded living on the east side of Railroad Avenue in New Brunswick, New Jersey in the 1880 census of Middlessex County, Enumeration District 125, page 7:
“Gowen, Joseph V. C. 26, born in New Jersey
Mary J. 22, born in New Jersey
William 6/12, born in New Jersey”
Henry Gowen was born about 1823, place and parents un-known. About 1855 he was married to Margaret Hopper and lived in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Among the children born to Henry Gowen and Margaret Hopper Gowen was:
Isaac William Gowen born December 29, 1858
Isaac William Gowen, only known child of Henry Gowen and Margaret Hopper Gowen, was born December 29, 2858. He was married to Emma Elwell O’Brien August 15, 1875. He was the class historian, class of 1879 at Rutgers and wrote a history of the class to 1917. It was published by Union Hill, Michael & Rank Printers and is listed in the National Union Catalogue.
Isaac William Gowen became a clergyman in 1879. He was ordained a minister of the Reformed Church of America in 1883. He preached at Cold Spring, New York from 1883 to 1885. He became president of the General Synod of the Reformed Church of America in 1915. Later he was on the executive council of the Federated Churches of Christ in America. He received an LLD degree from Central College in Iowa in 1925. His home at the time of his death February 28, 1929 was in North Bergen, New Jersey.
Children born to Issac William Gowen and Margaret Hopper Gowen include:
Wilber Thomas Gowen born in 1877
Hazel Margaret Gowen born in 1879
May Christine Gowen born about 1881
William Winthrop Gowen born about 1883
Henry H. Gown was recorded in New Brunswick, Enumeration District 125, page 4 in the 1880 census of Middlesex County:
“Gown, Henry H. 27, born in New Jersey
Anna E. 24, born in New Jersey
Miamma A. 4, born in New Jersey
Lula 2, born in New Jersey”
Richard J. Gowen, parents unknown, was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey July 6, 1935. He was married in 1955, wife’s name unknown. He was the father of four children, names unknown. He graduated from Rutgers University in 1957 with a BS degree in electrical engineering. He received and MS degree from Iowa State University in 1961 and his PhD. in 1962.
Samuel C. Gown was living in New Brunswick in 1880 on the east side of French Street, Middlesex County, Enumeration District 125, page 4:
“Gown,Samuel C 30, born in New Jersey
Hettie A. 36, born in New Jersey
Sarah H. 6/12, born in New Jersey”
Mrs. Gowen Nette was mentioned in the will of John Harrison of Perth Amboy, New Jersey dated March 2, 1723-24 as “the wife of my brother, William Harrison, according to “Calendar of New Jersey Wills,” Volume I [1630-1730].
MONMOUTH COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
Marriage bonds were announced October 1, 1742 between William Goyon and Wynea Langstraet, according to New Jersey Marriage Bond Book G, page 14. William Goyon was a laborer of Monmouth County in the Dutch settlement. Wynea Langstraet was born about 1721 in Freehold, New Jersey to Adriaen Langstraet and Styntie Jansen Langstraet.
Wynea Langstraet Goyon was remarried to Michael Demott. “Wynea Demott, widow of Michael Demott” of Readington, New Jersey wrote her will in 1792 in which she mentions her “daughter Stintje, wife of Peter Decker.”
William Gowin was a witness at the wedding of Daniel Tilton and Elizabeth Powell September 6, 1717 at Shrewbury Monthly Meeting, Shrewbury, New Jersey, according to “Historical & Genealogical Miscellany” by John E. Stillwell.
MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
Timothy Goin, an Irish emigrant who headed a household living on Phoenix Avenue, Morristown, New Jersey, appeared in Enumeration District 124, page 7, of the 1880 census of Morris County, New Jersey:
“Goin, Timothy 38, born in Ireland
Ellen 32, born in Ireland
Edward 4, born in New Jersey
Joseph N. 5/12, born in New Jersey”
PASSAIC COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
Edward Going was enumerated on Madison Avenue, Patterson, New Jersey, in the 1880 census of Passaic County, Enumeration District 158, page 39:
“Going, Edward 29, born in New York
Mary H. 24, born in New Jersey
Emma 5, born in New Jersey”
John Gowan, born in Ireland, appeared on Close Street, Patterson, New Jersey, in the 1880 census of Passaic County, Enumeration District 173, page 16:
“Gowan, John 50, born in Ireland
Mary 46, born in New Jersey
Ellen 28, born in New Jersey
Bridget 20, born in Pennsylvania
John 18, born in New Jersey
Jane 16, born in New Jersey
George 14, born in New Jersey
Thomas M. 12, born in New Jersey
Agnes 10, born in New Jersey
James 5, born in New Jersey”
Charles S. Gowen, wrote “Report of the Passaic River Flood District Commission” which was published in Patterson, New Jersey December 1, 1906 by the Patterson Chronicle Company.
SUSSEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
John Gowan, born in Ireland, appeared in 1880 census of Gloucester, New Jersey, Sussex County, Enumeration District 62, page 47:
Gowan, John 45, born in Ireland
Mary 41, born in Ireland
Sarah 25, born in Pennsylvania
John 23, born in New Jersey
Edward 22, born in New Jersey
Mary E. 22, born in New Jersey
Annie E. 20, born in New Jersey
Thomas 11, born in New Jersey
William 9, born in New Jersey”
James MacGown was a resident of Sussex County in 1793 in Montague, New Jersey, according to Nancy Thoben, a great-great-great-granddaughter of Hemet, California in a letter dated March 24, 1998. A daughter was born to him:
Mary MacGown born in 1797
Mary MacGown, daughter of James MacGown was born in Montague in 1797. She was married about 1813 to Joshua Westfall. They were living in Montague in 1827.
UNION COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
John M. Gowan was listed in the 1890-91 edition of the city directory of Elizabeth, New Jersey, as “boarding on Union.”
BERNALILLO COUNTY, NEW MEXICO
No members of the Gowen family appeared in the 1850 census of Bernalillo County.
Paul Lynn Goen was born January 17, 1936 in Albuquerque. He lived at 9300 Snowheights N.E. Albuquerque in 1970. He was married to Sally Hidalgo March 16, 1970, according to Bernalillo County Marriage Book 130, page 79930. Sally Hidalgo Goen was born December 10, 1939 in Costillo, New Mexico.
Martha Gowans was born in Scotland September 15, 1873. She died at age 97 in Albuquerque March 4, 1971, according to Bernalillo County death records.
Norma Jean Gowens lived at 1416 Dorothy N.E. according to the 1972 city directory of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
John Joseph Going died February 24, 1950 at Albuquerque, according to Bernalillo County Probate File No. 6442. He was a resident of Albuquerque January 3, 1948 when he wrote his will. The will mentioned his wife, Mrs. Mary H. Going and son John Edward Going, who at that time, lived at 1612 Liberator Street, San Diego, California. He left an estate valued at $1,042.21.
Alma M. Goins was born in Illinois August 17, 1894. She died in Albuquerque July 30, 1976, according to Bernalillo County death records.
L. Gowing lived at 385 Pueblo Solano, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Albuquerque.
Shirley L. Gowing lived at 1310 Turquoise Trail N.E, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Albuquerque.
Blanche L. Gowins died in Albuquerque May 20, 1975, according to Bernalillo County death records. Her date of birth was shown as June 6, 1950.
Tom D. Goyne lived at 8016 Kathryn Avenue, S.E. according to the 1972 telephone directory of Albuquerque.
CHAVES COUNTY, NEW MEXICO
Calvin Henry Goins was married to Violet Christene Taylor September 7, 1943, according to Chaves County Marriage Book R, page 9978. Of Calvin Henry Goins and Violet Christene Taylor Goins nothing more is known.
Clarence Goins and Elsie Moore, both residents of Roswell, were married August 24, 1915, according to Chaves County marriage records. Of Clarence Goins and Elsie Moore Goins nothing more is known.
James Allen Goins, a truck driver, was married to Lena Mae Wright. In 1942 they were residents of Roswell. It is believed that James Allen Goins was killed in that year, perhaps in World War II.
Children born to James Allen Goins and Lena Mae Wright Goins include:
Stanley Joe Goins born April 14, 1942 [twin]
Kenneth Ray Goins born April 14, 1942 [twin]
Stanley Joe Goins, twin son of James Allen Goins and Lena Mae Wright Goins was born April 14, 1942. He was married to Cecil Cherie Kirkpatrick November 26, 1960 at Roswell, according to Chaves County Marriage Book 37, page 22345. He was a painter there in 1964.
Children born to Stanley Joe Goins and Cecil Cherie Kirkpatrick Goins include:
Stanley Allen Goins born May 24, 1964
Kenneth Ray Goins, apparently a twin, son of James Allen Goins and Lena Mae Wright Goins was born April 14, 1942.
James Carol Goins, highway department laborer, was married to Vera Mae Brown April 7, 1948 in Roswell, according to Chaves County Marriage Book X, page 13431. In 1949 they continued to live in Roswell where he was a cabdriver.
Children born to James Carol Goins and Verna Mae Brown Goins include:
Shirley Ann Goins born May 20, 1948
Carroll Wayne Goins born May 14, 1949
Kenneth Edward Goins of Roswell was married to Pearl Daubert of Dexter, New Mexico, March 13, 1941, according to Chaves County Marriage Book 9, page 8127. They were residents of Dexter, in 1942 where Kenneth Edward Goins, was a millhand at an alfalfa mill.
Children born to Kenneth Edward Goins and Pearl Daubert Goins include:
Edith Faye Goins born July 22, 1942
Louise H. Goins was born in Roswell, New Mexico September 13, 1928. She was married in Albuquerque, New Mexico March 15, 1958 to Leonard F. Loebel who was born in Highland, Illinois November 23, 1956, according to Bernalillo County, New Mexico Marriage Book 78, page 46863. They were residents of Albuquerque at that time.p
William Edward Gowan, U. S. Air Force, was married to Mary Nell Shannon June 29, 1955, according to Chaves County Marriage Book 32, page 318887. Both were residents of Roswell, New Mexico at that time.
Children born to William Edward Gowan and Mary Nell Shannon Gowan include:
Bert John Gowan born July 30, 1956
Bert John Gowan, son of William Edward Gowan and Mary Nell Shannon Gowan [her name was rendered as Donna Nell Shannon Gowan on the birth certificate] was born in Roswell July 30, 1956.
James William Gowans was discharged from the U. S. Air Force at Roswell, according to Chaves County Discharge Book 128, page 157.
Demetria Guynes was born in Roswell in 1962 of parents unknown. She broke into network drama with a role in “General Hospital” under the stage name of Demi Moore. In 1990 she stared in “Ghost.”
CURRY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO
Hobart F. Goins, U.S. Air Force and his wife, Barbara Goins, lived at 1309 Oak Street, Clovis with their son, Stephen Goins who was born in 1962, according to the Clovis 1971 city directory.
Marie Gowans was born August 16, 1928, place and parents unknown. In 1959 she was living at 2101 W. Grand, according to the Clovis, New Mexico city directory. She was married November 21, 1961 to Raymond Menifee of Clovis who was born at Atoka, Oklahoma March 22, 1930, according to Clovis County Marriage Book 69, page 31135. They lived at 509 Calhoun, Clovis at that time.
George M. Gowing received a patent from the federal government for 160 acres in Curry County, June 8, 1911, according to Curry County Deed Book 2, page 1562. On March 19, 1916 George M. Gowing and his wife, Bernice Gowing, “of Orrick, Ray County, Missouri, “gave a warranty deed to J. W. Wilkinson of Curry County to the 160 acres. Consideration was $800, according to Curry County Deed Book 12, page 270. A federal patent indicated a four-residency in New Mexico.
DONA ANA COUNTY, NEW MEXICO
Maxine Goan was married to Ernest C. Clerk December 20, 1930 at Las Cruces, according to Dona Ana County Marriage Book 16, page 462.
Ruth Goan was married to Lawrence Lacey January 15, 1931 at Las Cruces, according to Dona Ana County Marriage Book 16, page 530. Ruth Goan was married to Solon Neal April 22, 1941 at Las Cruces, according to Dona Ana County Marriage Book 33, page 6864.
Carolyn Sue Goans was married to James H. Wright June 14, 1963, according to Dona Ana County Marriage Book 96, page 47110.
E. W. Goans was married to Dorris Louise Webster December 3, 1932 at Las Cruces, according to Dona Ana County Marriage Book 20, page 199. Of E. W. Goans and Dorris Louise Webster Goans nothing more is known.
Linda Lee Goin was married to Malcolm Lee Fowler October 11, 1961 in Las Cruces, New Mexico, according to Dona Ana County Marriage Book 94, page 453.
Connie Goins was married to Kay B. Harrison June 14, 1949 in Las Cruces, according to Dona Ana County Marriage Book 52, page 18536.
Luther Marshall Goins was married to Mary Floy Norris October 25, 1962 in Las Cruces, according to Dona Ana County Marriage Book 95, page 46542. Of Luther Marshall Goins and Mary Floy Norris Goins nothing more is known.
Marie Goins was married to Richard Alvarez August 12, 1949 at Las Cruces, according to Dona Ana County Marriage Book 52, page 18813.
Peggy Shenwell Goins was married to Thomas Joe Hill January 6, 1967 in Las Cruces, according to Dona Ana County Marriage Book 101, page 50286.
Steve Allen Goins was married to Jan Craig August 23, 1972 in Las Cruces, according to Dona Ana County Marriage Book 109, page 55363. Children born to Steve Allen Goins and Jan Craig Goins are unknown.
Virginia Renate Goins was married to Ronald Allen Hendrix in Las Cruces June 13, 1972, according to Dona Ana County Marriage Book 109, page 55142.
Mrs. Zetta L. Goins was married to Wilbur George Root July 13, 1924 in Las Cruces, according to Dona Ana County Marriage Book 9, page 95.
Mary Lee Gowns was born November 27, 1927 at Las Cruces. She applied for a marriage license with John Robert Matthews August 12, 1965, according to Curry County New Mexico Marriage Book 72, page 33618. No return was made of the license.
GRANT COUNTY, NEW MEXICO
William Henry Goins was born August 6, 1929 at Hurley, New Mexico of parents unknown. He attended school at Truth or Consequences [formerly Hot Springs] New Mexico, and lived at Winston, New Mexico from 1944 to 1946. he was married to Claudia Page April 14, 1947, at Las Cruces, New Mexico, according to Dona Ana County Marriage Book 51, page 18253. She was born January 15, 1934 at Forest, New Mexico. William Henry Goins was inducted into the U. S. Army June 9, 1948 and was stationed at Ft. Lewis, Washington. He was discharged as a corporal March 1, 1950, according to Don Ana County Discharge Book 6, page 403. William Henry Goins and Claudia Page Goins lived at 1715 Smith Avenue, Las Cruces from 1963 through 1969.
LEA COUNTY, NEW MEXICO
John R. Goin received a warranty deed to 320 acres in Lea County November 3, 1920 from A. A. Dearduff and Anemone Dearduff for $2,700, according to Lea County Deed Book 3, page 330.
George W. Goins and his wife, Jewel Goins lived at 227 South Coleman, Hobbs, according to the 1951, 1952 and 1955 city directory. George W. Goins was superintendant of the city garbage department.
Source: “Albuquerque Journal,” February 6, 2000
Taxidermist, butcher and African big-game hunter are not likely to top most people’s list of politically correct vocations. But Mike Goins, owner of Sparks Custom Slaughtering and Taxidermy, doesn’t worry about that sort of thing. In his view, “Hunting is an important part of wildlife management. Processing the meat from the animal provides food, and preserving the hide is an act of conservation and art.”
Goins lives on a five-acre property in Meadowlake, east of Los Lunas, where he operates a small custom slaughtering plant complete with meat smoker and a walk-in freezer. Adjacent to the plant is his taxidermy studio. There, mixed with the usual complement of mounted heads and pelts from animals hunted in New Mexico, are more exotic kills from South Africa, Botswana and Mozambique. Among them are
kudu, wildebeest, wart hogs, impala, steenbok, eland and orix. About half the animals were hunted by Goins. The other half were preserved by Goins for customers who hunted in Africa on trips that Goins helped to organize.
A former high school teacher and coach, Goins quit his job two years ago to devote more time to his taxidermy and safari-booking business.
Raised on a cattle ranch south of Eunice, Goins began hunting at age 7, “pretty much since I was old enough to carry a gun,” he said. At 15, he began learning the art of taxidermy, studying with established craftsmen and experimenting on his own. He now mounts more than 400 animals a year.
Goins visited Africa for the first time in the late 1970s, participating in a hunting safari to Tanzania, Kenya and Botswana.
“I love the atmosphere and wide open spaces and the abundance of species and animals,” Goins said. “Just the whole culture I fell in love with it.”
He began making regular hunting trips to Africa, and in 1990 he met Sandy McDonald, a co-owner of McDonald Pro-Hunting, a major South Africa outfitter. In 1995, he and McDonald became business associates.
“He needed a Southwest booking agent,” Goins said, “and in return I get free hunts and trips and lots of taxidermy work.”
Goins now books about 25 trips a year for customers, three-quarters of whom are from New Mexico.
“Conservation is of the utmost concern to the African people,” Goins said. “Each of the hunt areas has quotas for each species. In none of the countries are endangered species hunted.” And culling the herds, especially in areas hit by periodic drought, is especially important, he said. “If there is no water, the animals suffer,” Goins said. “They compete for the same water and food sources, they become weak and then disease sets in. Hunting controls the population, and most of the animals taken, the ones that tend to become weak and sick, are the older animals that are no longer of breeding age.”
Consequently, Goins said, the hunts have minimal effect on future animal populations. And the governments of the African nations where the hunts are conducted fully sanction them, he said, because they control game herds and generate income.
In South Africa, for example, “Hunting is the No. 1 source of income, especially for the people,” he said. “It provides some of the higher paying jobs, and the jobs are pretty much year round.”
Goins is now accepting bookings for mid-June through mid-August African hunts, which range from seven to 21 days. The seven-day hunt in South Africa, Botswana and Mozambique costs $3,950 per person, plus air fare of about $1,600 from Albuquerque to Johannesburg. The hunt fee includes lodging, meals and drinks, trophy preparation, a vehicle and the services of a tracker, skinner and professional hunter.
Goins also books non-hunting photo safari trips that cost $150 a day. For an extra fee, travelers can arrange outings to Kruger National Park in South Africa and Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Separate ocean-fishing trips off the coast of Mozambique can also be arranged for $150 a day plus boat rental fees. Hunting safaris are limited to groups of no more than eight, while photo safari and fishing trips are limited to groups of up to 15.
People interested in hunting and photo safaries in Africa are invited to attend a free open house February 11 at Sparks Custom Slaughtering and Taxidermy in Meadowlake, east of Los Lunas. Owner Mike Goins will be joined by Sandy McDonald of McDonald Pro- Hunting, a South Africa outfitter. Hunting videos and photos will shown, and exotic foods will be served. Reservations are required, by calling Goins at 865-9722. Directions to the site will be provided.
George Gwain Goins of Hobbs, New Mexico was born about 1980, place and parents unknown. He died September 22, 2003 in Andrews County, Texas. His funeral was conducted September 24 in Griffin Funeral home in Hobbs, according to his obituary in the “Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.”
A news account of his death appeared in the newspaper:
“Two residents of Hobbs died early Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash in western Andrews County. A passenger in the Chevrolet Trail Blazer, George Goins, 24, died at the scene. The Chevrolet’s driver, Monik Mendoza, 23, was taken to Odessa Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at 5:25 a.m., according to the Department of Public Safety’s Midland office.
About 3 a.m, Mendoza was westbound on Texas 176 when she drove off the side of the roadway about 27 miles west of Andrews, the DPS said.
She over-corrected, causing the Chevrolet to overturn and flip several times. Mendoza and Goins, who were not wearing seat belts, were thrown from the vehicle, the DPS said.”
Robert A. Gowan, an employee of Halliburton’s and his wife Eunice Gowan, lived at 507 1/2 East Alston, Hobbs, New Mexico, according to the 1943 directory.
Emmett Gowen, a laborer for the Hobbs city sanitation department, and his wife, Hazel Gowen, lived at 104 North Willow, according to the 1963 city directory of Hobbs. From 1966 through 1968 he continued at the same employment and lived at 1621 Oak Street.
Barney H. Guynes was married December 8, 1924 to Eris Holsenbeck at Lovington, New Mexico, according to her obituary published January 15, 1993 in the “Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.” She was born in Kaufman County, Texas in 1908. They moved to Snyder, Texas in 1949. He died January 16, 1990. She died at age 85 January 13, 1993. They were members of the Church of Christ and were buried in Hillside Memorial Gardens at Snyder.
According to the obituary, survivors included seven sons, “Billy J, Willie R, J. T, Walter, Tommie nd Donnie, all of Snyder and B. C. of Wickett, Texas; three daughters, Sue Guynes Look and Shirley Guynes Slaughter, both of Snyder and Margaret Guynes McDaniel of Ruidoso, New Mexico; a brother, William Holsenbeck of Clarksville, Arkansas; a sister Fern Holsenbeck Bethel of Farwell, Texas, 37 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.”
OTERO COUNTY, NEW MEXICO
Henry Going was married to Ophelia Maxwell November 5, 1903, according to Otero County Marriage Book 1, page 102. Both were residents of Tularosa, New Mexico. Children born to Henry Going and Ophelia Maxwell Going are unknown.
QUAY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO
Ray Goen and his wife, Margaret Goen announced the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jessica R. Goen of Tucumcari, New Mexico to Ryan D. Kettler, son of Dale Kettler and Bonnie Kettler of Sidney, Nebraska, according to the June 27, 1998 edition of the “Quay County Sun.” The wedding was scheduled for August 15 in the alameda Baptist Church in Albequerque. The bride elect was graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1996. Both she and the groom were students at Wayland Baptist University.,
ROOSEVELT COUNTY, NEW MEXICO
Brian David Goins, a teacher of Portales, New Mexico filed for bankruptcy, according to a New Mexico newspaper in a legal notice column published August 28, 1999. He listed assets of $14,370 and liabilities of $38,994.
In 1959 Elbert K. Goyne was listed as a salesman for Clovis Automotive Supply, living at Portales, New Mexico, according to the Clovis, New Mexico, city directory. Elbert K. Goyne and his wife, Joan F. Goyne, received a warranty deed from Robert A. Malone December 19, 1960 to a lot in Clovis, according to Curry County Deed Book 106, page 65.
From 1961 through 1967 he was listed as a salesman for Clovis Automotive Supply living at 925 Mora, according to the directory. In 1967 he was listed as parts manager for Volkswagon, Inc. and lived at 925 Mora with his wife and two children. From 1972 through 1974 he was parts manager for O’Conner Motor, Lubbock, Texas and lived at 3812 49th Street, according to the city directory. In 1973 and 1974 Joan F. Goyne was a seamstress for Cecil Draperies. They continued in Lubbock where he was the owner of Import Auto Parts Company in 1990.
Children born to Elbert K. Goyne and Joan F. Goyne include:
Troy Goyne born in 1955
Paula Goyne born in 1957
SAN MIGUEL COUNTY, NEW MEXICO
Dr. B. S. Gowen, East Las Vegas, New Mexico, received a warranty deed from Edwin J. Carlin, Clovis, New Mexico, for six lots in Clovis March 13, 1908, according to Curry County Deed Book B, page 43. This entry was copied from Roosevelt County, New Mexico Deed Book D, page 403.
SANTA FE COUNTY, NEW MEXICO
No members of the Gowen family were enumerated in the 1850 census of Santa Fe County.
TORRANCE COUNTY, NEW MEXICO
“Jess Goen is excavating the basement preparatory to building a house on his ranch,” according to a column entitled “Barton News” in theMarch 14, 1912 edition of the “Moriarty Mes-senger” published in Moriarty, New Mexico.
Jess Goen was mentioned again in the June 20, 1912 edition of the newspaper: “Jess Goen visited Willie Voyles Sunday,” according to a column entitled “Barton News” Barton was a community in Torrance County.
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