Texas – Guadalupe County

From Gowen Manuscript:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms120.htm

GUADALUPE COUNTY, TEXAS

Robert G. Goings, a native of Indiana, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Guadalupe County, Enumeration District 73, page 3, precinct 2:

“Goings, Robert G. 55, born in Indiana, husband
Elizabeth 47, born in Indiana, wife
Solomon 17, born in Indiana, son
Fink, Mary C. 7, born in Texas, daughter
Cox, Angeline 18, born in Texas, niece
Haywood 2, born in Texas, grand-
nephew”
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Laura A. Gowing, page 281 was enumerated as the head of a household living in Seguin, Texas in the 1860 census of Guadalupe County.
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R. Gowing appeared as head of a household in Guadalupe County in the 1860 census, page 1. He was a male, age 29, born in South Carolina and was the head of Household No. 15.
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William Charles Gowing was born in Mississippi in 1857 of parents unknown, according to one source. According to the birth record of his son, Archibald Beck Gowing, William Charles Gowing was born at Seguin, Texas in 1862.

He was married to Miss Sarah Augusta Markwardt August 26, 1884, according to Mason County, Texas Marriage Book 1, page 115 and 194. Sarah Augusta Markwardt Gowing was born in 1863 at Fredericksburg, Texas.

A son was born to William Charles Gowing and Sarah Au-gusta Markwardt Gowing May 12, 1885 in Mason County, according to BVS File No. 8405. William Charles Gowing, “constable of Mason County,” was tried in Llano County Court in Case No. 70, styled “W. C. Gowing vs the State of Texas” for “failing to execute process.” He was found guilty and fined $1 and court costs, according to Llano County Court Minute Book A, page 222.

A son was born to William Charles Gowing and Sarah Augusta Markwardt Gowing October 8, 1887 in Mason County, according to BVS File No. 9403. A third son was born to them January 10, 1890 in Mason County, according to BVS File No. 8404.

On June 6, 1893, William Charles Gowing purchased at auction three plots in the city of Mason from the James E. Ranck Estate for $796.50. William Charles Gowing and Sarah Markwardt Gowing received a deed from the estate to Lot 19, Block A; Lot 24, Block A; Lot 28, Block A, according to Mason County Deed Book Q, page 540. This land had been originally deeded to James E. Ranck through the Fisher and Miller Colony.

William Charles Gowing gave a lease to C. C. Smith Octo-ber 22, 1894 to “a house on the north side of the square, west of the saloon” for $26 per month, according to Mason County Deed Book 5, page 439. William Charles Gowing received a warranty deed from Marshall Fulton February 28, 1894 to Lot 7, Block A for $600, according to Mason County Deed Book R, page 302. This plot had also be-longed to the James E. Ranck estate.

He gave a warranty deed to P. C. Baird March 16, 1895 to Lot 28, Block A “at East Street and Ranck Avenue” for $300, according to Mason County Deed Book R, page 368. On September 11, 1895, he gave a warranty deed to the Methodist Episcopal Church, South to two acres of land, Lot 24, Block A for $300, according to Mason County Deed Book T, page 127.

William Charles Gowing gave a warranty deed to C. C. Smith December 7, 1895 to Lot 7, Block A, “a lot on the public square, north side,” according to Mason County Deed Book R, page 409.

It is believed that William Charles Gowing and Sarah Markwardt Gowing were divorced about this time. William Charles Gowing was remarried to Fannie Chap-man Gowing. William Charles Gowing and Fannie Chap-man Gowing “of Brown County, Texas” gave a warranty deed to A. H. Murchison and E. R. Murchison, dba as Mur-chison & Bro. in Menard, Texas, August 7, 1897, according to Menard County Deed Book M, page 132. Fannie Chap-man Gowing had inherited the property “Lots 1, 2, 5 & 6 Block 40, city of Menardville” from Dr. B. D. George, de-ceased.

On August 9, 1897, Fannie Chapman Gowing received a deed from M.D. Trammel to Lot 16, Block 3, Hogan’s Ad-dition, Brownwood, Texas for $500, according to Brown County Deed Book 51, page 135.

William Charles Gowing sued King and Smith for back rent on a saloon building, according to Mason County Court Minute Book 4, page 292 and 314. The court found in favor of the defendant and awarded him $46 back rent and $509 in court costs. He also sued Henry Leifeste April 1, 1898 and recovered $300, according to Mason County Court Minute Book 5, page 575.

In 1898, William Charles Gowing, “cotton buyer,” and Fan-nie Chapman Gowing were living on East Baker Street, Brownwood when their “fifth child” was born, according to Brown County Birth Book 17, page 45. The record indi-cates that this was the fifth child of the mother, but might be in error.

William Charles Gowing received a deed from W. N. Ad-ams February 18, 1899 to a lot in Brownwood’s Hurling Survey for $600, according to Brown County Deed Book 52, page 472. On February 12, 1900 they sold the property to Mrs. S. J. Groom for $50, according to Brown County Deed Book 59, page 284. At the same time they received a piece of property from Mrs. Groom for $50, according to Brown County Deed Book 55, page 205.

William Charles Gowing received a lease from Hill and McGhee December 13, 1900, according to Brown County Lease Book 36, page 393. William Charles Gowing ap-peared in the 1902-03 city directory of Ft. Worth, Texas, as the proprietor of Crown Saloon, 715 Main Street, Ft. Worth, Texas. He resided at 1305 Bessie with seven mem-bers of his family.

William Charles Gowing received a deed from W. N. Ad-ams June 1, 1904 to property in Huling Survey, according to Brown County Deed Book 60, page 30. William Charles Gowing and Fannie Chapman Gowing “of Brown County” gave a deed to B. S. Boysen July 2, 1907 to lots 198 and 201, Huling Survey, according to Brown County Deed Book 101, page 67. The signature of Fannie Chapman Gowing was notarized in Tarrant County, Texas, suggest-ing that she was a resident of Ft. Worth at that time.

In 1907, William Charles Gowing was “rooming at 507 Hemphill” according to the city directory of Ft. Worth. In the 1909-10 edition, William Charles Gowing, Fannie Chapman Gowing and three other members of the family were living at 307 Taylor.

William Charles Gowing received a warranty deed from Alexander Rabyor August 16, 1907 to Lots 3 & 4, Block 5, Field-Welch Addition, Ft. Worth, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 271, page 129. He sold the property August 29, 1908 to Lee L. Russell for $4,500, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 207, page 29.

In 1911 Fannie Chapman Gowing operated a boarding house at 812 Bois d’Arc Avenue, according to the Ft. Worth city directory. William Charles Gowing lived in Bethany, Oklahoma, October 18, 1939.

Sarah A. Markwardt Gowing, “widow of W. C. Gowing,” was listed in the 1909 city directory of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, living at 804 West California. In the 1911 edi-tion, her residence was shown as 604 West California. From 1912 through 1923, she lived at 800 East Fifth street, according to the directory. From 1925 through 1927, she lived at 704 East 9th Street.

Children born to William Charles Gowing and Sarah A. Markwardt Gowing were believed to include:

Glenn Eugene Gowing born May 12, 1885
Archibald Beck Gowing born October 8, 1887
Rodney Charles Gowing born January 10, 1890
William Charles Gowing, Jr. born about 1895

Children born to William Charles Gowing and Fannie Chapman Gowing include:

Fannie Edna Gowing born in 1898

Glen Eugene Gowing, regarded as the first child of William Charles Gowing and Sarah A. Markwardt Gowing, was born in Mason County May 12, 1885, according to BVS File No. 8405. He was listed in the 1907 edition of the city directory of Oklahoma City as night depot agent, Wells Fargo & Company, boarding at 34 East Grand. He contin-ued his employment with Wells Fargo & Company through 1928 in capacities as clerk, cashier, route agent and chief clerk. In the 1928 edition the company was listed as Amer-ican Railway Express Company.

Glenn Eugene Gowing was married November 24, 1910 to Ruth E. McRee, who was born in 1891, according to Okla-homa County Marriage Book 16, page 252. In 1911 Glenn Eugene Gowing and Ruth E. McRee Gowing lived with his mother at 604 W. California, according to the city direct-ory. In 1915 Glenn Eugene Gowing and Ruth E. McRee Gowing lived at 828 West 9th Street, and in 1920 they lived at 818 East 7th. From 1920 through 1930 they lived at 724 East 12th Street, according to the city directory.

Glenn Eugene Gowing, who lived at 2757 NW 18th Street, Oklahoma City, died in 1970 at the age of 75. His obituary stated that “he was survived by his widow, a brother, Arch-ibald Beck Gowing of Ardmore, Oklahoma, a brother, Rod-ney Gowing, and a son Bill Gowing, an insurance adjuster of Lawton, Oklahoma.”

Children born to Glenn Eugene Gowing and Ruth E. Mc-Ree Gowing include:

William “Bill” Gowing born about 1912.

William “Bill” Gowing, son of Glenn Eugene Gowing and Ruth E. McRee Gowing, was born about 1912 in Oklahoma City. In 1970 he was an insurance adjuster at Lawton, Ok-lahoma.

Archilbald Beck Gowing, son of William Charles Gowing and Sarah A. Markwardt Gowing, was born in Mason County October 8, 1887, according to BVS File 9403. In 1909, he and his wife Alta Gowing lived with his mother at 804 West California, Oklahoma City, according to the city directory.

He was listed as a clerk for Wells-Fargo & Company at that time. He continued with this company, like his brother, in various capacities, agent, depot agent and assistant cashier through 1927. From 1920 forward, the name of the com-pany was listed as American Railway Express Company.

In the 1911-12 edition of the directory, they continued to live with his mother at 604 West California. They contin-ued to live with her at 800 East 5th Street until 1922. In 1923, they were shown at 1011½ East 6th Street. in the 1925 through 1927 editions of the Oklahoma City direct-ory, Archibald Beck Gowing was listed as assistant cashier for American Railway Express Company, and he and his wife lived at 711½ 9th Street. In 1971, they lived in Ard-more, Oklahoma.

Rodney Charles Gowing, son of William Charles Gowing and his wife, Sarah A. Markwardt Gowing, was born in Mason County January 10, 1890. In the 1911 and 1912 city directories of Oklahoma City, he was listed as a driver for American Express Company, living with his mother at 604 West California. In 1912, he was listed as a clerk for the company living at 800 East 5th Street with his mother. In 1915, he was listed as a clerk for Wells-Fargo & Com-pany, still living at home.

From 1920 through 1923, he was listed as a clerk for An-derson Clayton & Company, still living at 800 East 5th Street. In 1925, he moved with his mother to 704 East 9th Street. In 1926 he was a bookkeeper with Clay W. Han-cock & Company, continuing to live at 704 East 9th Street, according to the directory. In 1927 and 1928 editions, he was listed as a salesman for Nix Real Estate. In 1927 he lived at his mother’s address and in 1928 he lived at 124 East 11th Street. In 1929 and 1930, he was a clerk for Standard Sales Company and lived at 209 West 2nd.

William Charles Gowing, Jr, son of William Charles Gow-ing and Sarah A. Markwardt Gowing, was born about 1895. In 1920, he lived at 810 West 9th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. On June 27, 1920, he was married to Mrs. Elizabeth “Betty” Sanders at Wheeler, Texas, according to Wheeler County Marriage License 910.

In 1922, William Charles Gowing, Jr. and Elizabeth E. “Betty” Sanders Gowing roomed at 105 East 4th Street, according to the city directory of Oklahoma City. In the editions covering 1923 to 1928, he was listed as a cotton broker. In 1923, they lived at 105 East 4th Street. In 1925, they were listed at 123 East 8th Street. In 1926, they lived at 621 East 6th Street. In 1927, they lived at 805 West Av-enue F, and in 1928, and 1929, they lived at 219 East 6th Street. In 1930, they lived at 514 West 6th Street.

Elizabeth E. “Betty” Sanders Gowing, William Charles Gowing, Jr, et al, were the grantors in a sheriff’s deed to Continental Supply Company on 440 acres of land in Wheeler County, September 15, 1936, according to Wheel-er County Deed Book 92, page 304. They also gave a deed of trust to Republic Insurance Company January 1, 1937, according to Wheeler County Deed Book 22, page 236 and 255. Later they gave a quit claim deed on Lots 16 and 17, Block 8, Shamrock, Texas, according to Wheeler County Deed Book 103, page 352. They were involved in other real estate transactions in 1942, 1943, and 1944, according to Wheeler County Deed Books 105, pages 212, 538, and 563 and Deed Book 109, page 13.

Fannie Edna Gowing, daughter of William Charles Gowing and Fannie Chapman Gowing, was born in 1898 on East Baker Street, Brownwood, Texas, according to Brown County Birth Book 17, page 45. The birth was attested by Nina G. Nelson, Cochise County, Arizona, September 30, 1952 in a delayed birth registration. Mertie B. Johnson, Imperial County, California, also attested to the birth Oc-tober 3, 1952.

He was married April 16, 1891 to Ella Brown, according to Fannin County Marriage Book G, page 327. Christopher Columbus Goin, Ella Brown Goin and others received a deed from J. F. Blodgett to land in Fannin County, accord-ing to Fannin County Deed Book 50, page 315. Chris-topher Columbus Goin was a farmer at Windom in 1893.

“C. C. Goin,” received a deed to 160 acres in Fisher County, Texas, December 20, 1906 from James Henry and K. K. Leggett for $1,870, according to Fisher County Deed Book 20, page 546.

“C. C. Goin and Laura V. Goin of Fisher County” sold the 160 acres to J. F. Mitchell December 4, 1907, according to Fisher County Deed Book 24, page 287. On the same date they sold to Mitchell Lots 19, 20, 21 Block 32, Sylvester, Texas for $550, according to Fisher County Deed Book 23, page 604. Laura V. Goin is suggested as the second wife of Christopher Columbus Goin.

On September 21, 1909 C. C. Goin received a warranty deed from G. W. Jennings to Lots 19, 20, 21, Block 32, Sylvester, Texas for $500, according to Fisher County Deed Book 31, page 110.

Laura Vandaline Goin, possibly Laura V. Goin above, died in Dallas County, Texas July 4, 1954, according to BVS File 32475.

Children born to Christopher Columbus Goin and Ella Brown Goin include:

Elza Vern Goin born March 7, 1893

Elza Vern Goin, first child of Christopher Columbus Goin and Ella Brown Goin, was born at Windom March 7, 1893. He was married to Jessie L. Moore September 18, 1913, according to Fannin County Marriage Book T, page 28.

Elza Vern Goin, Jessie L. Moore Goin and others deeded land to M. T. Parry, according to Fannin County Deed Book 136, page 264. Elza Vern Goin and Jessie L. Moore Goin deeded land to W. E. Carder, according to Fannin County Deed Book 139, page 448. They deeded land to Myrtle Mathis, according to Fannin County Deed Book 146, page 579. Elza Vern Goin and Jessie L. Moore Goin deeded ad-ditional land to Myrtle Mathis June 13, 1914, according to Fannin County Deed Book 240, page 423.

Elza Verne Goin and Jessie L. Moore Goin lived at 2512 Ryan Avenue, Ft. Worth, Texas in 1949 where he was a store manager for Brigham Young Liquors, according to the city directory. They continued to live at 2512 Ryan Avenue in 1951 and 1952. In 1953 and 1954, he, a salesman, lived at 3120 Proctor, Ft. Worth. In 1956 he was listed as a col-lector for Charlie Hillard Finance Company and lived at 3659 Reed, according to the city directory.

On January 17, 1957, Elza Verne Goin and Jessie L. Moore Goin received a warranty deed from Don E. Stabough, to Lot 5, Block 4, Teal Place, Ft. Worth, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 3072, page 301.

Elza Verne Goin died July 25, 1958 in Howard County, Tex-as according to the BVS File No. 41503. However his death certificate could not be located in the county clerk’s office in Big Spring, Texas.

Jessie L. Moore Goin gave a warranty deed to the Teal Place property January 15, 1959 to C. W. White, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 3283, page 213. In connection with this transaction she gave an affidavit stating “I am the surviving wife of Elza Verne Goin who died July 25, 1958. Only one child, Deloyce M. Goin Baker, wife of Or-ville J. Baker, was born to us.”

In 1959 and 1960 Jessie L. Moore Goin lived at 2000 Terbert Lane, Ft. Worth, according to the city directory. In 1965 and 1968 she was living at 2837 Halbert Street, Ft. Worth.

Jessie L. Moore Goin died May 22, 1968 in Ft. Worth. De-loyce M. Goin Baker Marshall stated to Tarrant County Pro-bate Court that “Jessie L. Moore Goin was married only once and to Elza Verne Goin and that I was the only child born to them,” according to Probate File No. D4582, page 996.

The only child born to Elza Verne Goin and Jessie L. Moore Goin was:

Deloyce M. Goin born August 22, 1914.

Deloyce M. Goin, only child of Elza Verne Goin and Jessie L. Moore Goin, was born August 22, 1914, according to Fannin County Birth Book 12, page 897. She was married prior to 1958 to Orville J. Baker. Later Deloyce M. Goin Baker was remarried to Rufus M. Marshall.
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Myrtle L. McGowan died September 24, 1996 according to Guadalupe County death records.

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