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
- John Gowing, son of Robert Gowing and Elizabeth Brock Gowing, was born November 13, 1645, probably at Dedham
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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 male under 16
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.