1645 John Gowing, son of Robert Gowing and Elizabeth Brock Gowing, was born November 13, 1645, probably at Dedham.

John Gowing, son of Robert Gowing and Elizabeth Brock Gowing, was born November 13, 1645, probably at Dedham m. Johannah Darling

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Siblings:

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

FACTS and NOTES: 

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

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

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

Children born to John Gowing and Johannah Darling Gowing, according to “Genealogical Guide to the Early Settlers of America” include:

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

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

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

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

Children born to Daniel Gowing and Esther Damon Gowing in­clude:

  • Daniel Gowing born October 28, 1729

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

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

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

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

Children born to Daniel Gowing and Sarah Burnap Gowing in­clude:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Daniel Gowing, Jr. died in Wilmington in 1835.

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

  • Micajah Gowing born September 27, 1790

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

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

Micajah Gowing was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Tewsbury, Massachusetts, page 158.

Chil­dren born to Micajah Gowing and Clarissa Hosmer Gowing in­clude:

  • Daniel Gowing born March 20, 1821

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

Children born to Daniel Gowing and Sarah Ames Gowing in­clude:

  • Robert Hosmer Gowing born May 28, 1867

Robert Hosmer Gowing, son of Daniel Gowing and Sarah Ames Gowing was born in Wilmington, May 28, 1867. On August 14, 1888 he was married to Mary A. Humphrey, daughter of Ben­nett Blake Humphrey and Adeline Pike Humphrey. Later the couple moved to Peabody, Massachusetts. Nothing more is known of Robert Hosmer Gowing and Mary A. Humphrey Gowing.