1737 Joseph Gowen b. 1737 in Granville NC and Spartanburg SC

Joseph Gowen b. abt 1737 in Granville NC and Spartanburg Co, SC – Bef Oct 10, 1796.

Parents:

Children:

Siblings:

  • Joseph Gowen b. 1737 (not in will, but listed as son in tithes in Granville NC)
  • John Gowen b. 1736 (listed in will)
  • James Gowen b. 1737 (not confirmed, but there does records show related in some way)
  • Anne Gowen Easley b. 1738 (listed in will)
  • William Gowen Jr b. 1739 (not in will, but listed as son in tithes in Granville NC – appears to have predeceased father)

Compare to others with name of Joseph “Gowen” or similar name:                                   (Click link):       Various people named Joseph Gowen

(Below are different Going, Goyen, Gowen related sources for those people were in the Virginia, North Carolina, or South Carolina areas in the early 1700’s to early 1800’s)

Map of North Carolina and Virginia border area and locations of families living in those areas (click to enlarge)

FACTS:

(IS JOSEPH son of WILLIAM GOWEN b. 1712 who m. Sarah Allen) (Confirmed through tithe records in Granville Co, NC that Joseph is son of William Gowen and Sarah Allen).  (See tithe records in Granville Co, NC on this website).

1753 Granville Co NC Tax Lists
A List of Taxables for the Year 1754 taken by the subscriber – John Sollis Esqr List 1754
The Names of the Masters, Mistresses or Overseers together with the names of there taxables
William Goeing, Joseph Goeing – 2 white persons
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVR-K3QX-V?i=394&cat=353959

1754 Granville Co NC Tax Lists
William Going, Joseph Going – 2
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVR-K3QX-V?i=394&cat=353959

1754 Oct 18 – Capt John Sallis’ Company:
47. WILLIAM GOWEN
78. JOSEPH GOWEN
Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1755 Sept 5 – Military: militia muster, 5 Sep 1755, Granville, North Carolina, USA. “On October 8, 1754 William Gowen and Joseph Gowen appeared in a militia company commanded by Capt. John Sallis in Granville County. The company was part of a regiment commanded by Col. William Eaton. The two appeared on the company’s muster roll dated September 5, 1755, according to “Colonial Granville County and Its People” by Ray.” Granville, NC Militia

1755 Sept 6 – Joseph Gowin – North Carolina Militia – Muster Roll of Captain John Sallis’ Company, Granville County, NC

1755 Granville Co NC Tax Lists
summary list (from microfilm) C.044.70012 NC Archives
whites/ Blacks/ Total
Thomas Going 0/1/1
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLF-D9YG-V?i=8&cat=353959
Edward Gowen 0/1/1
Michael Gowen 0/1/1
Joseph Gowen 0/1/1
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLF-D9YG-R?i=9&cat=353959
William Going & Son Joseph Going 2/0/2
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLF-D9YL-C?i=10&cat=353959

1755 Edward Gowen a Michael Gowen a Joseph Gowen tithe list in Granville Co NC

1755 Thomas Going on tithe list in Granville Co NC

1755 William Going and son Joseph Going on tithe list in Granville Co NC

1757 Granville Co NC Tax Lists
List of Richard Harris
William Gowen List Son Joseph Gowen & William Gowen 3 0
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVR-K37G-8?i=464&cat=353959

1760 May 21 – (Survey) – surveyed for William Gowine 650 acres of land according to the above plan lying in Granville County beg. … in Charles Harrison’s line near the head of the Dogwood Spring Branch … then W to Charles Harrison’s line …
Signed: Thomas Person
Chain Carriers: Robert Harrison, James Gowine
From GRANVILLE PLAT, Dated: 21 May 1760, Acres: 650, MARS: 12.12.30.5
https://nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.66.281&qid=829964&rn=2 (Survey)
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1760 Dec 2 – (Deed) … Earl of Granville to William Gowine of Granville County … North Carolina planter … Parish of Saint John … on Charles Harris’ line near the head of the Dogwood Spring Branch … 650 acres …
Signed: William Gowen
Wit: Daniel Weldon, Joseph Gowen
Land Patent Book 11 page 365 as grant # 150
https://nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.66.281&qid=829964&rn=2 (Deed)
PATENT BOOK, Issued: 02 Dec 1760, Grant no.: 150 (or 159), Book: 11 pg: 365
https://nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.66.282&qid=829964&rn=3 (Patent Book)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89CR-26C6?i=124&cat=360398
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9C5-X92Z?mode=g&i=361&cat=360398
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99C5-X9G7?mode=g&i=367&cat=360398  1760 Dec 2 – William Gowen – index card no 283, 650 acres, Grant 150, Bk 11 pg 365.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89WN-M9SP-S?i=1667&cat=695114
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9WK-C4PK?i=686&cat=695114 (empty shuck)

1760 Dec 2 Earl of Granville to William Gowing 650 acres in Granville Co NC

1760 May 21 – (Survey) – Surveyed for William Gowine 667 acres of land according to the above plan, lying in Granville County, beginning …. by Johnson’s land … by Stovall’s line …
Chain Carriers: John Hart, James Gowine
From GRANVILLE PLAT, Dated: 21 May 1760, Acres: 667, MARS: 12.12.30.4
https://nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.66.282&qid=829964&rn=3
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1760 Dec 2 – (Deed) – Earl of Granville to William Gowine of Granville County, North Carolina planter … by Johnson’s line … by Stovall’s line … 667 acres …
Signed: William Gowen
Wit: Daniel Weldon, Joseph Gowen
GRANVILLE DEED, Issued: 2 Dec 1760, Acres: 667, Deed #: 160 (2 copies), Box: SSLG 40A, MARS: 12.13.40.2
https://nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.66.282&qid=829964&rn=3 (Deed)
PATENT BOOK, Issued: 02 Dec 1760, Grant no.: 160, Book: 11 pg: 365
https://nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.66.282&qid=829964&rn=3 (Patent Book)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89CR-26C6?i=124&cat=360398
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9C5-X92Z?mode=g&i=361&cat=360398
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99C5-X9G7?mode=g&i=367&cat=360398  1760 Dec 2 – William Gowen – index card no 284, 667 acres, grant 160, Bk 11, pg 365, Granville Co, NC
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99WN-M9SX-7?i=1666&cat=695114
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99WK-C4NC?i=687&cat=695114 (empty shuck)

1760 Dec 2 Earl of Granville to William Going 667 acres in Granville Co NC

1761 Aug 12 – Granville Co NC Tax Lists
A List of Taxables sumd by Gawin Black in the County Lin District for the year 1761
William Gowin – William Gowin Junr – Joseph Gowin
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVR-K37J-B?i=680&cat=353959

1761 Granville Co NC Tax Lists
Country Line District by Larkin Johnston – Aug Court 1761
Joseph Gowin – 1
William Gowin Junr, Jesse Chandler – 2
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVR-K37K-T?i=618&cat=353959

1762 Granville Co NC Tax Lists
Taxables in the Country Line District
Joseph Gowin – 34
William Gowin – 56
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVR-K33G-X?i=741&cat=353959

1762 Granville Co NC Tax Lists
Countryline District
Joseph Gowin with John Moore – 2
William Gowin with William Gowin Jr – 2
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVR-K33L-T?i=790&cat=353959

1764 Granville Co NC Tax Lists
Mr Yanceys List
John Easley – 1
Joseph Gowen – 1
William Gowen – 1
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVR-K3WT-1?i=960&cat=353959

1764 Granville Co NC Tax Lists
A List of taxables taken by James Yancey
whites.blacks.total
Joseph Goine – 1.0.1
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVR-K33B-8?i=946&cat=353959

1765 Granville Co NC Tax Lists
by James Yancey
Joseph Goine – 1.0.1
John Easley – 1.0.1
William Goine – 1.0.1
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVR-K3Q3-V?i=989&cat=353959
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVR-K3WW-F?i=990&cat=353959

1765 Granville Co NC Tax Lists
Constables list returned to James Yancy for the Countryline District
Joseph Goine – 1
William Goine – 1
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVR-K3W7-J?i=987&cat=353959

1765 May – Court: jury, May 1765, Granville, North Carolina, USA.  William Gowen, Joseph Gowen and John Gowen were included in a jury panel in May 1765, according to Granville County Court minutes.” Granville Co, NC.

1765 Aug – In the action of Trespass on the case between William Hamilton the Plt and Joseph Gowen and —– Deft a jury being elected tried and sworn will and truly to enquire of the damages upon their oath do say that they find for the Plt Twelve pounds fourteen shillings procd money damages wherefore it is considered by the Court that the Plt recover agst the Deft the damages afsd inform afsd assessed with costs. Minutes 1754-1764. pg 140 Granville Co, NC.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLK-ZSWD-F?i=109&cat=157946

1765 Aug 7 – Land: deed 350 acres to son Joseph, 7 Aug 1765, Granville, North Carolina, USA. “On August 7, 1765 “William Gowing of Granville County deeded 350 acres “to loving son Joseph Gowing,” according to Granville County Deed Book H, page 28-29. A sheriff’s sale took another 350 acres of his land for debt February 5, 1767, according to Granville County Deed Book H, page 226.” Granville Co, NC.  1765 Jos Gowen fr Wm Gowen in Granville Co NC (Book H p. 28)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89CR-26C6?i=124&cat=360398
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99C5-6C2W?mode=g&i=23&cat=360398

1765 Aug 7 Jos Gowen 350 acres fr Wm Gowen in Granville Co NC p1

1765 Aug 7 Jos Gowen 350 acres fr Wm Gowen in Granville Co NC p2

1766 Dec 3 – Joseph Gowen survey 250 acs of land next to John Easley’s and also bounded by Joseph Gorson, survey on North side of the Tyger River in Craven County, SC. SC Land Trans – Craven County, SC. The Tyger River basin is in area running between Spartanburg, Greenville, and Union SC. http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=107088 (Easely is name of Anne Gowen Easely’s husband).

1766 Granville Co NC Tax Lists
A List of Taxables taken by James Yancey. Countryline District.
white.black.total
Joseph Goine – Melunton Easley – 2.0.2
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVR-K37V-N?i=1037&cat=353959

1767 Oct 7 Joseph Gowin 350 acres to Isaac Winfree in Granville Co NC
… between Joseph Gowin of the County of Granville, NC of the one part and Isaac Winfree of the County & Province afsd of the other … in consideration of the sum of 100 pounds … confirm unto the said Isaac Winfree … land containing in estimation 350 acres . in the County of Granville .. bounded … along William Gowin’s old line …
Signed: Joseph Gowen
Wit: John Cuningham, John Winfree
(Deed Book H Letter G p. 359)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9C5-YC86?mode=g&i=124&cat=360398
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Y-P9Z3?i=204&cat=360398
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G983-F9S4?mode=g&i=379&cat=360398

1767 Oct 11 Joseph Gowin 350 acres to Isaac Winfree in Granville Co NC p1

1767 Oct 11 Joseph Gowin 350 acres to Isaac Winfree in Granville Co NC p2

1767 Oct 11 Joseph Gowin 350 acres to Isaac Winfree in Granville Co NC p3

1766 Dec 3 – Joseph Gowen survey 250 acs of land next to John Easley’s and also bounded by Joseph Gorson, survey on North side of the Tyger River in Craven County, SC. SC Land Trans – Craven County, SC. The Tyger River basin is in area running between Spartanburg, Greenville, and Union SC. (Easely is name of Anne Gowen Easely’s husband). https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1767 Feb 17: JOHN EASELEY, PLAT FOR 250 ACRES IN CRAVEN COUNTY.
Series: S213184 Volume: 0015 Page: 00020 Item: 02. Names indexed: EASELEY, JOHN; ELLIOTT, THOMAS; JOSEPH GOWEN; TROUP, JOHN; WOFFORD, JAMES
Document type: PLAT Locations: CRAVEN COUNTY; TYGER RIVER, South Carolina.
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/ (Image)

1767 Feb 17 JOHN EASELEY, PLAT FOR 250 ACRES IN CRAVEN COUNTY w Joseph Gowen

1767 Feb 17 JOHN EASELEY, PLAT FOR 250 ACRES IN CRAVEN COUNTY w Joseph Gowen

1769 Oct 3 – Joseph Gowen survey for 300 acres in Craven County on N side of Tyger River and bounded on N side by Thomas Fletcher’s land. Craven Co., SC. https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1770 Feb 19: Joseph GOWEN, PLAT FOR 300 ACRES IN CRAVEN COUNTY.
Series: S213184 Volume: 0016 Page: 00174 Item: 01 Names indexed: BREMAR, JOHN; FLETCHER, THOMAS; GOWEN, JOSEPH; WOFFORD, JAMES Document type: PLAT Locations: CRAVEN COUNTY; TYGER RIVER, South Carolina. https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/ (Images)

1770 Feb 19 Joseph GOWEN, PLAT FOR 300 ACRES IN CRAVEN COUNTY

1770 Feb 19 Joseph GOWEN, PLAT FOR 300 ACRES IN CRAVEN COUNTY

1771 Dec 23: JOSEPH GOWEN, LAND GRANT FOR 300 ACRES IN CRAVEN COUNTY.Series: S213019 Volume: 0024 Page: 00539 Item: 000. Names indexed: GOWEN, JOSEPH. Document type: LAND GRANT Locations: CRAVEN COUNTY, South Carolina. 1771 Dec 23: Joseph Gowen recd 300 acres on N side of Tygar River bounded by Thos Fletcher, cert on Sept 3, 1771, granted Dec 23, 1771, witnessed by James Wofford on March 21, 1772. Recorded Feb 2, 1773. Craven Co, South Carolina.
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1772 March 21: JOSEPH GOWEN, MEMORIAL FOR 300 ACRES ON TYGAR RIVER, CRAVEN COUNTY. Series: S111001 Volume: 0011 Page: 00171 Item: 002 Names indexed: FLETCHER, THOMAS; GOWEN, JOSEPH Document type: MEMORIAL Locations: CRAVEN COUNTY; TYGER RIVER, South Carolina.
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1773 April 1: FLATCHER, THOMAS, PLAT FOR 250 ACRES ON TYGER RIVER.
Series: S213184 Volume: 0015 Page: 00157 Item: 02 Names indexed: BREMAR, JOHN; FLATCHER, THOMAS; JOSEPH GOWAN; THOMSON, ANDREW Document type: PLAT Locations: BROAD RIVER; CRAVEN COUNTY; TYGER RIVER, South Carolina.
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/ (Image)

1773 April 1 FLATCHER, THOMAS, PLAT FOR 250 ACRES ON TYGER RIVER. w Joseph Gowan

1773 April 1 FLATCHER, THOMAS, PLAT FOR 250 ACRES ON TYGER RIVER. w Joseph Gowan

1775 Jan 28: FLETCHER, THOMAS, MEMORIAL FOR 250 ACRES ON TYGER RIVER, CRAVEN COUNTY. Series: S111001 Volume: 0013 Page: 00261 Item: 003 Names indexed: FLETCHER, THOMAS; JOSEPH GOWAN, Document type: MEMORIAL Locations: BROAD RIVER; CRAVEN COUNTY; TYGER RIVER, South Carolina.
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1775 June 16: ELLIOTT, THOMAS, MEMORIAL FOR 13 TRACTS MAKING A TOTAL OF 2,950 ACRES IN S. C. Series: S111001 Volume: 0013 Page: 00514 Item: 005 Names indexed: ABNEY, MICHAEL; AINSWORTH, JAMES; BRIGHT, TOBIAS; BROWN, BARTLETT; BROWN, BENJAMIN; BULLOCK, ZACHARIA; EASHAND, THOMAS; EDWARDS, JOHN; ELLIOTT, THOMAS; FLETCHER, WILLIAM; JOSEPH GOWENS; GRAY, ISAAC; HANNAH, ROBERT; HICKMAN, JOSHUA; HUTSON, WILLIAM; MCELIVEEN, JAMES; MULKEYS, PHILIP; NEWTON, JOHN; SOMMERVILLE, RICHARD; TILLET, GILES; TURNER, WILLIAM; WOMACK, JACOB Document type: MEMORIAL Locations: BEAVER DAM CREEK; BROAD RIVER; CRAVEN COUNTY; DURBIN CREEK; ENOREE RIVER; FAIR FOREST CREEK; FERGUSON CREEK; JEFFREYS CREEK; LITTLE RIVER; NINETY SIX DISTRICT; PACOLET RIVER; RABON CREEK; REEDY RIVER; SALUDA OLD TOWN; SALUDA RIVER; SANTEE RIVER; TYGER RIVER; WATEREE CREEK, South Carolina.
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1780 – Private Joseph Goins served in Captain William Harrod’s Company in 1780 at the “Station near the Falls area,” now in Jefferson and Shelby Counties, according to “Pioneer Soldiers of Kentucky.”

1786 March 1 Francis Bremar and Peter Freneau plat for 565 acres on Tygar River, Ninety Six Dist, SC w Joseph Gowen
Archives ID: Series: S213190 Volume: 0010 Page: 00288 Item: 000
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1786 March 1 Francis Bremar and Peter Freneau plat for 565 acres on Tygar River, Ninety Six Dist, SC w Joseph Gowen

1786 March 1 Francis Bremar and Peter Freneau plat for 565 acres on Tygar River, Ninety Six Dist, SC w Joseph Gowen

1786 Aug 17 Absolem Lancaster plat for 451 acres on Dutchmans Creek, Ninety Six Dist. w Joseph Gowin
Archives ID: Series: S213190 Volume: 0018 Page: 00180 Item: 000
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1786 Aug 17 Absolem Lancaster plat for 451 acres on Dutchmans Creek, Ninety Six Dist. w Joseph Gowin

1786 Aug 17 Absolem Lancaster plat for 451 acres on Dutchmans Creek, Ninety Six Dist. w Joseph Gowin

1786 Nov 9 Daniel Brown plat for 293 acres on Dutchmans Creek, Ninety Six Dist, SC w Joseph Gowen
Archives ID: Series: S213190 Volume: 0011 Page: 00154 Item: 001
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1786 Nov 9 Daniel Brown plat for 293 acres on Dutchmans Creek, Ninety Six Dist, SC w Joseph Gowen

1786 Nov 9 Daniel Brown plat for 293 acres on Dutchmans Creek, Ninety Six Dist, SC w Joseph Gowen

1788 Dec 26:  JOHN GOWEN, PLAT FOR 340 ACRES ON GEORGES CREEK, NINETY SIX DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY JOSEPH WHITNER ON OCTOBER 13, 1785.  Series: S213190 Volume: 0024 Page: 00089 Item: 000 Names indexed: BEARDEN, EDMUND; DUNCUM; GOWEN, JOHN; WHITNER, JOSEPH Document type: PLAT Locations: GEORGES CREEK; NINETY SIX DISTRICT; SALUDA RIVER, South Carolina
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=191197

(NOTE: William Gowen Sr’s father dies in 1792. He does not mention sons Joseph of William in his will written in 1785, who appear to be living in Tennessee at this time. He may have given them their share of his estate when they moved out of state and helped them set up in Tennessee).

(Father of this William Gowen)
1792 April 10 – William Gowen – died – probate/Will:
Sarah Gowen, John Gowen, Anne Gowen Easely,
Estate: will, 10 Mar 1785, 96th District, North Carolina, USA. “William Gowen wrote his will March 10, 1785:
The will read:
In the name of God, Amen: I William Gowen of Ninety Six District in the State of South Carolina, planter, being in a low state of health, but of perfect mind and memory and calling to mind the Immortality of my Soul and That it is appointed for all men once to Die, Do make and ordain this my Last Will & Testament in manner & form following.
“1st. I recommend my soul into the hand of Him who gave it & my Body to Be Buried in a Christian Like manner at the Discretion of Executors.
“2nd. I Do Constitute and appoint my Son, John Gowen, and my wife, Sarah Gowen, Executors of this my last will and Testament. And as for my worldly goods which it has been please God to Bestow me I Dispose of them in the manner and form following: Viz:
“Item: I Give & Bequeath to my well Beloved Wife, Sarah Gowen, all my Stock of Cattle, Hogs & Horses [Except Two Cows & Calves for my Daughter, Anne Easily] which with all my household furniture, she, my said wife, is to hold as her property during her Life and after her death to be the property of my said son, John Gowen.
“Item: I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter, Anne Easily, Two Hundred and seventy acres of land, more or less, it being part of a survey of Three Hundred and Ninety-five acres Run for me on the Sink Hole fork of Tyger River, Beginning for the Dividing Line at a stump agreed upon by her and John Gowen & running a south course to the other line of said tract.”
“Item: I Give & Bequeath to my son, John Gowen, All the Remaining part of said tract of land above mentioned, and for the true performance of these presents I have hereunto set my hand and seal to this my Last Will & Testament This Tenth Day of March in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Five the Ninth year of American Independence.”
William [X] Gowen
Signed & Sealed in the presence of us the undernamed Witnesses by him, the Said William Gowen as his Last Will & Testament. Wits: David Jackson, Millington Easley”
It is reported that William Gowen died April 10, 1792. The Spartanburg County, South Carolina probate court accepted the will of William Gowen in its session of April 1792. The following entry was made in the court minutes:
Carolina Spartanburgh County April Court, 1792
“This Last Will & Testament of William Gowen, deceased, being proven by the Evidence of Millenton Easley & approved by the Court at the term aforesaid, was thereupon admitted to record, a true copy of which is this day transcribed & this Original filed in office 8 June 1792.
by M. Lancaster, S.C.S.
Wm. Gowen, decd, Last Will & Test’t. Copyed, 8 June, 1792″
96 Dist, SC

DAVIDSON & RUTHERFORD CO, TENNESSEE:

(NOTE: Allen Gowen of Davidson Co, TN appears to be the son of Joseph Gowen of Spartanburg Co, SC – based on the following 1796 deed. Obviously, Joseph Gowen is deceased by 1796. Another Joseph Gowen is in Davidson County, TN often in records with Allen Gowen. This appears to be the son of Allen Gowen).

1796 Oct 10 Allen Gowen to Bobo Burrell 300 acres on Tygar River.  Allen Gowen of Tennessee State and County of Davidson to Burrell Bobo of Spartanburg County, South Carolina, 300 acres, it being originally granted to Joseph Gowen by his Excellency Lord Charles Granville Montague Capt. Genl. and Commander in Chief December 23, 1771, then descended to Allen Gowen his lawful heir by lineal decent at his decease, land situate lying and being in Spartanburg County, SC, on the N side of Tyger River, NE on Thomas Fletcher’s land, all other sides vacant when surveyed. Signed: Allen Gowen. Wits: Martin Newman, Charity Newman, Simpson Newman. Recd the 20th Oct 1796 of Burrell Bobo the full consideration sum for the within land 300 acres. Signed: Allen Gowen.  Proved up on Oct 22, 1796. Spartanburg Co SC, Bk E, pg 75.  (Note:  This deed confirms that Joseph Gowen has died by the time this deed is given).

1797 Dec 23: Joseph Gowen received a deed December 23, 1797 to 126 acres on Mill Creek from John Buchanan, according to Davidson County Deed Book D, page 311.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4R-1S9H-5?i=185&cat=229234

1797 Dec 23 – Joseph Gowen fr John Buchanan of Davidson and State of Tennessee… in consideration of 200 dollars in hand paid by the said Joseph .. convey unto the sd Joseph … a certain tract or parcel of land containing by estamation 126 acres ... on the waters of Mill Creek and bounded .. an elm on Jason Thompson’s south boundary line being William Corbitts NW corner … was granted originally to sd John Buchanan … Signed: John Buchanan. Wits: Allen Gowen, Allen Whitehead. Deed bk D, p 311. Davidson County, TN. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4R-1S9H-5?i=185&cat=229234

1797 Dec 23: Allen Gowen recd deed for 50 acres on Mill Cr. Wit: Joseph Gowen and Allen Whitehead. Bk D, pg 298. Davidson Co, TN
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4R-1S9C-5?i=179&cat=229234

1797 Dec 23 – Allen Gowen fr John Buchanan … in considerstion of 50 dollars … paid by the sd Allen …. conveyed unto the sd Allen ... a certain tract or parcel of land containing … 50 acres lying in the waters of Mill Creek and bounded .. NW corner of a survey of 180 granted to John Buchanan and William Terrell in John Singletary’s south boundary line … Signed: John Buchanan LS. Wits: Joseph Gowen, Allen Whitehead. Deed bk D, p 298. Davidson County, TN.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4R-1S9C-5?i=179&cat=229234

1797 December 23 – John Buchanan of Davidson County, TN of the one part and Allen Gowen of the County and State aforesd of the other part … John for and in consideration of the sum of 200 dollars paid by the sd Allen … conveyed unto the sd Allen .. a certain tract or parcel of land containing by estamation 118 acres lying on the waters of Mill Creek … bounded … west corner of a survey of sd John Buchanan, joined Jason Thompson on the south … Signed: John Buchanan LS. Wits: Allen Whitehead, Joseph Gowen. Deed bk D, p 298. Davidson County, TN.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4R-1S9C-5?i=179&cat=229234

1798 Feb 2: Allen Gowen recd deed for 118 acres on Mill Cr. Bk D, pg 298. Davidson Co, TN  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4R-1S9C-5?i=179&cat=229234

1799 Jul 19 – Joseph Gowen to William Phillips … Joseph for and in consideration of 150 dollars to him in hand paid by the sd William .. confirmed a certain tract or parcel of land containing by estimation 126 acres lying in the County aforesaid on the waters of Mill Creek and bounded … on Jason Thomasons South boundary line being William Corbitts NE corner .. originally granted to John Buchanan … Signed: Joseph Gowen. Wit: John Buchanan and James Tatem. Deed bk E, p 165. Davidson County, TN.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4R-1SQD-7?i=366&cat=229234

1800 Jan – Inventory of Allen Gowen decd estate, admin William Gowen. Bk 2. pg 166. Davidson Co, TN  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77TV-1MCH?i=277&cc=1909088&cat=307760

1800 May 14 – Sale of Estate of Allen Gowen decd. Bk 2, pg 171. Davidson Co, TN
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77TV-1MC8?i=280&cc=1909088&cat=307760

1800 July 18 – Joseph Gowen fr Richard Cross … Richard Cross for and in consideration of the sum of 100 dollars to him in hand paid … convey a certain tract or parcel of land lying in the County aforesaid on the waters of Mill Creek and bounded … the SE corner of a 600 acre survey granted to the said Cross the grant No 1961 warrant No 1962 and … by estimation 100 acres … to him the said Joseph Gowen … Signed: Richard Cross. Wit: John Buchanan. Deed bk E, p 216. Davidson County, TN.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4R-1SQ4-8?i=392&cat=229234

1801 Sept 5: Joseph Gowen received another deed to 100 acres on Mill Creek from William Thomas September 5, 1801, according to Davidson County Deed Book E, page 337. Davidson Co, TN

1802 July – Settlement of Estate of Allen Gowen decd, William Gowen admin, Joseph Gowen bond, James and Robert McCuiston. Bk 2, pg 252. Davidson Co, TN. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77TV-1MZP?i=322&cc=1909088&cat=307760

1802 Aug 24 – … between Joseph Gowen of the County of Davidson and State of Tennessee of the one part and William Fisher of the County and State aforesd of the other part .. the said Joseph Gowen for and in consideration of 200 dollars to him the said Joseph Gowen in hand paid by the said William Fisher … confirm unto the said William Fisher … a certain tract or parcel of land containing by estimation 100 acres ... situate lying and being in the County aforesd on the waters of Mill Creek and bounded … the SE corner of a 640 acre survey granted to Richard Cross the Grant No 1961 the Warrant No 1962 … Signed: Joseph Gowen. Wit: B D Wills, James Marlow. Deed bk F, p 11. Davidson County, TN
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4R-1S3H-N?i=521&cat=229234

1806 November 18 – John Gowen fr Elisha Prewett – bounded by … Joseph Gowen … David Howell’s corner… 372 acres … Signed: Elisha Prewett. Wits: Joseph Gowen, James Gowen, Reas Howell. Deed bk E, p 425. Rutherford Co, TN. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKH-CSSK-L?i=220&cat=358486

1806 Dec 18 On December 18, 1806 “John Gowan of Davidson County” purchased from Elisha Prewitt 372 acres on Cripple Creek, land that originally granted to Samuel Pearson, according to Rutherford County Deed Book E, page 425. This land adjoined that of Joseph Gowen. In December 1806 John Gowen bought from Elisha Prewitt 372 acres of land “beginning at Joseph Gowen’s northeast corner,” according to Rutherford County deed records. “Joseph Gowen, James F. Gowen and R. Howell” witnessed the transaction. On December 18, 1806 “John Gowan of Davidson County” completed the transaction, paying Elisha Prewitt $150 for the 372 acres of land located on “Cripple Creek of Stone’s River” which was a part of a tract of land originally granted to Samuel Pearson by the state of North Carolina, probably for military services. This transaction was recorded in Rutherford County Deed Book E, page 425. “Reed Howell, Joseph Gowen and James Gowen” again were witnesses. Joseph Gowen and his son, James F. Gowen are regarded as cousins to John Gowen.

1807 Apr 6 – Elisha Prewett to David Howell – 263 acres – Begin at Joseph Gowen’s NE corner … Wits: Magness Teague, R Howell, James Gowen, John Knall, Robert Baker. Deed bk E, p 491.

1808-1809 – Joseph Gowen – Elisha Prewett – bk G, p 229. Rutherford County, TN (Deed bk G was lost or stolen during the Civil War, but the index survived).

1809 March 1 – … between Joseph Gowen of the County of Bedford of the one part and William Gowen of the County of Rutherford and State of Tennessee of the other part … said Joseph Gowan for and in consideration of the sum of 150 dollars to him in hand paid by the said William Gowan … convey and confirm unto the said William Gowen … a certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Rutherford and State aforesaid on the South side of Cumberland River on the Waters of the East for of Stones River the waters of Cripple Creek where William Gowen now lives. … the corner of Teageu Lot fence on the bank of the branch … David Howels line … 150 acres … Signed: Joseph Gowan. Wit: Elijah Smith, Magness Teague, Joseph Teague, Benjamin Todd. – Deed bk H, p 24 Rutherford County, TN https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4H-DCMH?i=12&cat=358486

1810 TN Rutherford Co US Census Joseph Gowen 26 to 44 yrs 1st one

1810 TN Rutherford Co US Census Joseph Gowen 26 to 44 yrs 2nd one

1810 Oct 1st ? – … between William Nash … Rutherford and State of Tennessee … and Joseph Gowen of the County and State aforesaid of the other part … William Nash for and in consideration of 112 dollars and 50 cents … convey unto the said Joseph Gowen … a certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County of Rutherford in the second District … Cripple Creek a branch of the … Stones River adjoining the western boundary line … tract granted to James Pearson … 150 acres of land … Signed: William Nash. Wits: Benjamin Yardley, and ??? (faded copy, hard to read). Deed bk H, p 159 Rutherford Co, TN. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4H-DH2F?i=78&cat=358486

1813 July 16 – … between Joseph Gowen of the County of Rutherford and State of TN on the one part and William Gowen of the County and State aforesaid of the other part … the said Joseph Gowen for and in consideration of the sum of 100 dollars paid to him in hand by the said William … sold unto him the said William Gowen … a certain tract or parcel of land situate … in the County and State aforesaid on the waters of Cripple Creek, the Waters of the East Fork of the Stones River, bounded … Benjamin McFarlins SW corner … Samuel Howell’s line … William Gowen’s corner … branch of Cripple Creek … containing 40 acres … Wits: Francis Youril, Charles Lowe … bk K, p 38. Rutherford Co, TN. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4H-DHW9?i=254&cat=358486

1814 April 11 – … between Joseph Gowen of the County of Rutherford … of the one part and William Gowen of the County and State aforesaid … Joseph Gowen for and in consideration of the sum of 100 dollars paid to him by the said William … sold unto him the said William Gowen … a certain tract or parcel of land situated … in the County and State aforesaid on the waters of Cripple Creek, the waters of the East fork of Stones bounded as follows … on the North bank of the branch, one of said William Gowen’s corners … Samuel Howell… containing 10 acres more or less … Signed: Joseph Gowen. Deed bk K, p 44 Rutherford Co, TN. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4H-DH42?i=257&cat=358486

1817 – Taxables of Williamson Co, TN.
Allen Gowen heirs listed on Mill Creek.
Willaim H Gowan listed with 1 poll
Williamson Co, TN. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4T-X9KG-Q?i=316&cat=234786

1818 March 10 – Allen Gowen received warranty deeds to two pieces of land located on the headwaters of Mill Creek in Davidson County on December 23, 1797, one for 118 acres and one for 50 acres.  Both plots came from John Buchanan, and both transactions were witnessed by Joseph Gowen, son of Allen Gowen.  Joseph Gowen and George Gibson later acquired the 118-acre farm which lay in Williamson County, Tennessee when it was created from Davidson County.  Joseph Gowen and George Gibson “of Warren County, Kentucky” sold the farm to Joseph Mason for $600 on March 10, 1818, according to Williamson County Deed Book E, page 444. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSK6-1WLC-1?i=227&cat=231874

1830 Feb 22 – … between Joseph Gowen of the County of Rutherford and the State of Tennessee of the one part and Jeremiah Lawrence of the County and State aforesaid of the other part … the said Joseph Gowan for and in consideration of the sum of 150 dollars …. convey a certain tract or parcel of land lying in the County aforesaid on the Waters of Cripple Creek and bounded as follows … the SE corner of a 10 acre survey granted to said Gowen … containing by estimation 50 acres … Signed: Joseph Gowen. Deed bk S, p 214. Rutherford Co, TN. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4R-MQLT-J?i=631&cat=358486

1832 TN Rutherford Co Benjamin Todd pension app w Joseph Gowen and Alfred P Gowen as wits for him

1832 TN Rutherford Co Stephen Duboise pension app with Joseph Gowen witness affid

1834 April 30 – between Joseph Gowen and Alfred P Gowen and William Lowe all of the County of Rutherford and State of Tennessee… Joseph Gowen is indebted to the said Alfred P Gowen and William Lowe by reason of the said Afred P Gowen and William Lowe … to the said Joseph Gowen for the sum of 500 dollars … payable the 1st day of March next, said notes being made to share or sell the said Joseph Gowen …for the purpose of sucuring the said Alfred P Gowen and William Lowe … and n trust … tract of land of 150 acres lying in Rutherford County … on Cripple Creek … East for of Stones River … tract of land granted to James Pearson … Signed: Joseph Gowen. (poor copy, more info but was difficult to read) – Deed bk U, p 193 Rutherford Co, TN https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ7-V9Z6-W?i=100&cat=358486

1835 Feb 21 – … between Joseph Gowen of the one part and William Lowe of the other part, both of Rutherford County, State of Tennessee … Joseph Gowen has this day sold and delivered unto the said William Lowe a certain negro girl about 18 years old named Julia as a slave for life for the sum of 300 dollars … Signed: Joseph Gowen. Wit: Walter S Lowe. James Todd. Deed bk U, p 410 Rutherford Co, TN. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ7-V9C2-R?i=210&cat=358486

1836 May 2 – An inventory of the Estate of James F Gowen deceased returned by Joseph Gowen administrator … – Record Bk No 9, p 336. Rutherford County, TN https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89G1-6C2H?i=427&cat=263162

Joseph Gowen and others – William Murray – bk V, p 459 (Deed bk V is missing)

Joseph Gowen and others – William H Murray – bk V, p 551 (Deed bk V is missing)

GOWEN MANUSCRIPT INFO:

Joseph Gowen, [William5, John4, William3, Thomas2, Mihil1] son of William Gowen and Sarah Gowen, was born about 1735, perhaps in Stafford County.  He was brought to Brunswick County, Virginia about 1747.  Three years later the family moved across the state line into Granville County, North Carolina.

Joseph Gowen was a taxable in his father’s household in the 1757 tax list of Richard Harris.  On August 7, 1765 “William Gowing of Granville County” deeded 350 acres “to loving son Joseph Gowing,” according to Granville County Deed Book H, page 28-29.

Joseph Gowen was taxed for the last time in 1767 in Granville County.  Three other taxable white males, Presley Harrison, John Cunningham and Minor Cochram, were living in his household, according to the tax list of Phillips Pryor.

It appears that he remained there until he was awarded land in the “Apex Cession” in South Carolina in 1770, possibly for colonial militia duty.  Several Gowen families removed to the western tip of South Carolina immediately following the cession which wrested that area from the Cherokee Indians.  They pioneered in the area which lay on the headwaters of the Tyger River.

Three hundred acres of land was “admeasured and laid out unto Joseph Gowen February 19, 1770 in Craven County, South Carolina, on the north side of Tyger River, bounded southwardly by said River, northwardly by Thomas Fletcher’s land and all other sides vacant land.”  The land grant was probably in compensation for militia duty.  Craven County at that time encompassed land that later became District 96 [and Spartanburg County when it was organized in 1785.]  Description of the land grant is contained in South Carolina Archives, Colonial Plats.  The surveyor’s record reads:

“South Carolina, Craven County

Pursuant to a Precept from under the hand and seal of John Bremar, Esquire, Deputy Surveyor General dated October third day AD 1769, I have admeasured and laid out unto Joseph Gowen, a plantation or tract of land containing three hundred acres situate, lying and being on the North side of Tyger River, bounded Southwardly by said river, Northwardly by Thomas Fletcher’s land and on all other sides by vacant land and hath such form and shape as the above plat represents.  Certified under my hand this 19th day of February AD 1770.

James Wofford, Deputy Surveyor”

His land grant from King George III is recorded in South Carolina Archives, Royal Grants Volume:

“South Carolina:  George the Third by the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith and so forth, To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting: Know ye, that we of our special Grace, certain Knowledge and mere Motion, have given and granted, and by these Presents for our heirs and successors, Do Give and Grant unto Joseph Gowen, his heirs and assigns, a plantation or tract of land containing one hundred acres situate on the South fork of Pacolet River bounded all sides by vacant land, and hath such shape, form and marks, as appear by a plat thereof, hereunto annexed:

Together with all woods, under-woods, timber and timber-trees, lakes, ponds, fishings, waters, water-courses, profits, commodities, appurtenances and hereditaments whatsoever, there unto belonging or in anywise appertaining: Together with privilege of hunting, hawking and fowling in and upon the same, and all mines and minerals whatsoever; saving and reserving nevertheless, to us, our heirs and successors, all white pine-trees, if any there should be found growing thereon; and also saving and reserving, nevertheless, to us, our heirs and successors, one tenth-part of mines of gold and silver only: To have and to hold, the said tract of three hundred acres of land and all singular other the premises hereby granted unto the said Joseph Gowen, his heirs and assigns for ever, in free and common foccage.  The said Joseph Gowen, his heirs and assigns yielding and paying therefor, unto us, our heirs and successors, or to our Receiver-General for the time being, or to his Deputy or Deputies for the time being, yearly, that is to say, on the twenty-fifth day of March, in every year at the rate of three shillings sterling, or four shillings proclamation money, for every hundred acres, and so in proportion, according to the number of acres, contained therein the same to commence at the expiration of two years from the date hereof.  Provided always, and this present Grant is upon condition, nevertheless that the said Joseph Gowen, his heirs and assigns, shall and do yearly, and every year, after the date of these presents, clear and cultivate at the rate of three acres for every hundred acres of land, and so in proportion, according to the number of acres herein contained; And also shall and do enter a minute or docket of these our letters-patent in the office of our Auditor General for the time being, in our said Province, within six months from the date hereof; And upon condition, that if the said rent, hereby reserved shall happen to be in arrear and unpaid for the space of three years, from the time it shall become due, and no distress can be found on the said lands, tenements, and hereditaments hereby granted; if the said Joseph Gowen, his heirs or assigns shall neglect to clear and cultivate yearly and every year, at the rate of three acres for every hundred acres of land, and so in proportion, according to the number of acres herein contained, or if a minute or docket of these our Letters-patent, shall not be entered in the Office of our Auditor-General for the time being, in said Province, within six months from the date hereof, that then and in any of these cases, this present Grant shall cease, determine and be utterly void, and the said lands, tenements and hereditaments hereby granted, and every part and parcel thereof, shall revert to us, our heirs and successors as fully and absolutely, as if the same had never been granted.

Given under the Great Seal of our said Province.”

By 1771 he was in South Carolina where he received a land grant in District 96, probably for militia service in North Carolina.  When Spartanburg County was created from District 96 in 1785, Joseph Gowen was located in the new county.

In the grant in District 96, presently in Greenville and Spartanburg Counties, Joseph Gowen received land on the Tyger River, according to Spartanburg County Deed Book 23, page 539.

Children born to Joseph Gowen include:

Allen Gowen                                                                 born about 1750

FROM Gowen Manuscript:

Joseph Gowen, son of William Gowen and Sarah Gowen, was born about 1735, perhaps in Stafford County.  He was brought to Brunswick County, Virginia about 1747.  Three years later the family moved across the state line into Granville County, North Carolina.

Joseph Gowen was a taxable in his father’s household in the 1757 tax list of Richard Harris.  On August 7, 1765 “William Gowing of Granville County” deeded 350 acres “to loving son Joseph Gowing,” according to Granville County Deed Book H, page 28-29.

Joseph Gowen was taxed for the last time in 1767 in Granville County.  Three other taxable white males, Presley Harrison, John Cunningham and Minor Cochram, were living in his household, according to the tax list of Phillips Pryor.

It appears that he remained there until he was awarded land in the “Apex Cession” in South Carolina in 1770, possibly for colonial militia duty.  Several Gowen families removed to the western tip of South Carolina immediately following the cession which wrested that area from the Cherokee Indians.  They pioneered in the area which lay on the headwaters of the Tyger River.

Three hundred acres of land was “admeasured and laid out unto Joseph Gowen February 19, 1770 in Craven County, South Carolina, on the north side of Tyger River, bounded southwardly by said River, northwardly by Thomas Fletcher’s land and all other sides vacant land.”  The land grant was probably in compensation for militia duty.  Craven County at that time encompassed land that later became District 96 [and Spartanburg County when it was organized in 1785.]  Description of the land grant is contained in South Carolina Archives, Colonial Plats.  The surveyor’s record reads:

“South Carolina, Craven County

Pursuant to a Precept from under the hand and seal of John Bremar, Esquire, Deputy Surveyor General dated October third day AD 1769, I have admeasured and laid out unto Joseph Gowen, a plantation or tract of land containing three hundred acres situate, lying and being on the North side of Tyger River, bounded Southwardly by said river, Northwardly by Thomas Fletcher’s land and on all other sides by vacant land and hath such form and shape as the above plat represents.  Certified under my hand this 19th day of February AD 1770.

James Wofford, Deputy Surveyor”

His land grant from King George III is recorded in South Carolina Archives, Royal Grants Volume:

“South Carolina:  George the Third by the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith and so forth, To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting: Know ye, that we of our special Grace, certain Knowledge and mere Motion, have given and granted, and by these Presents for our heirs and successors, Do Give and Grant unto Joseph Gowen, his heirs and assigns, a plantation or tract of land containing one hundred acres situate on the South fork of Pacolet River bounded all sides by vacant land, and hath such shape, form and marks, as appear by a plat thereof, hereunto annexed:

Together with all woods, under-woods, timber and timber-trees, lakes, ponds, fishings, waters, water-courses, profits, commodities, appurtenances and hereditaments whatsoever, there unto belonging or in anywise appertaining: Together with privilege of hunting, hawking and fowling in and upon the same, and all mines and minerals whatsoever; saving and reserving nevertheless, to us, our heirs and successors, all white pine-trees, if any there should be found growing thereon; and also saving and reserving, nevertheless, to us, our heirs and successors, one tenth-part of mines of gold and silver only: To have and to hold, the said tract of three hundred acres of land and all singular other the premises hereby granted unto the said Joseph Gowen, his heirs and assigns for ever, in free and common foccage.  The said Joseph Gowen, his heirs and assigns yielding and paying therefor, unto us, our heirs and successors, or to our Receiver-General for the time being, or to his Deputy or Deputies for the time being, yearly, that is to say, on the twenty-fifth day of March, in every year at the rate of three shillings sterling, or four shillings proclamation money, for every hundred acres, and so in proportion, according to the number of acres, contained therein the same to commence at the expiration of two years from the date hereof.  Provided always, and this present Grant is upon condition, nevertheless that the said Joseph Gowen, his heirs and assigns, shall and do yearly, and every year, after the date of these presents, clear and cultivate at the rate of three acres for every hundred acres of land, and so in proportion, according to the number of acres herein contained; And also shall and do enter a minute or docket of these our letters-patent in the office of our Auditor General for the time being, in our said Province, within six months from the date hereof; And upon condition, that if the said rent, hereby reserved shall happen to be in arrear and unpaid for the space of three years, from the time it shall become due, and no distress can be found on the said lands, tenements, and hereditaments hereby granted; if the said Joseph Gowen, his heirs or assigns shall neglect to clear and cultivate yearly and every year, at the rate of three acres for every hundred acres of land, and so in proportion, according to the number of acres herein contained, or if a minute or docket of these our Letters-patent, shall not be entered in the Office of our Auditor-General for the time being, in said Province, within six months from the date hereof, that then and in any of these cases, this present Grant shall cease, determine and be utterly void, and the said lands, tenements and hereditaments hereby granted, and every part and parcel thereof, shall revert to us, our heirs and successors as fully and absolutely, as if the same had never been granted.

Given under the Great Seal of our said Province.”

By 1771 he was in South Carolina where he received a land grant in District 96, probably for militia service in North Carolina.  When Spartanburg County was created from District 96 in 1785, Joseph Gowen was located in the new county.

In the grant in District 96, presently in Greenville and Spartanburg Counties, Joseph Gowen received land on the Tyger River, according to Spartanburg County Deed Book 23, page 539.

Children born to Joseph Gowen include:

Allen Gowen                                                                 born about 1750

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