Christopher Gowen born abt 1649 married Ann.
John Gowing b. abt 1600-1615 (Note: It is unknown if John Gowing b. 1600-15 had any children. The following are noted in Virginia, and appear to have been transported from Maryland, or are not noted as being transported – meaning possibly born in Virginia. They are the age that his children would be – a best guess based on information available).
FACTS and SOURCES:
Christopher Gowen Sr appears to have been born about 1649. He was married to Anne (unknown maiden name).
1681 – Christopher Gowen, married, wife’s name Anne.
In 1673 Christopher Gowin is an indentured servant. His indenture is in York Co, Virginia. The source indicates his date of birth is about 1649. Source Citations: Benjamin B. Weisiger, York County, Virginia Records 1672-1676 (n.p.: n.p., 1991), 60, quoting York County, Virginia Record Book 5:49 http://www.pricegen.com/immigrantservants/servant/show.php?servant=7908
1673 June 24 – Deposition of Christopher Gowin, age 24, saith that several times after John Williams, who drove away his mater’s mares out of the hundred, came to his mater’s house and came to deponent in the field, where he was at work, and told him he had brought home the old mare; whereupon deponent went to his mistress, his master not being at home, and she bid deponent go along with John Williams and see her, which he did; and went to Goodman Gill’s fence, where said Williams told him he had left her, but deponent saw none of her. Since, said Williams told deponent several times he would find her. Sworn at Ct. 24 June 1673. Christopher (CC) Gowin
York County Virginia Records 1672-1676. Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III.
It is unclear from the above records whether Christopher was indentured due to his being an orphaned minor taught a trade, a debt owed, or new to America.
Christopher Gowen was married about 1678, wife’s name, Anne. Christopher Gowen and Anne Gowen were living in Abingdon Parish in January 1679 when their son, Michael Gowen was born, according to “Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Register.”
1702 July 4 – “Michael Gowin” and “Phillip Gowin” were serving in the militia in nearby New Kent County. They were serving under Col. John Lightfoot. Created in 1654, New Kent County then encompassed territory included in the present counties of King William, King and Queen, Hanover, and New Kent. Va Miltia – New Kent County. https://books.google.com/books?id=0RpcjJQBm6AC&pg=PA219&lpg=PA219&dq=James+Gowing,+John+Gowing,+William+Gowing,+dragoons&source=bl&ots=aUYdKZese1&sig=1y0EvkT1Z-TVNYDRCyOxHMcXFQU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CB4Q6AEwAGoVChMIz9iSs5GZyQIVhiomCh3KLA1E#v=onepage&q&f=false
1702 “Michael Gowin” and his brother “Phillip Gowin” were serving in the militia July 4, 1702 in nearby New Kent County. They were serving under Col. John Lightfoot.