Alabama – Etowah County

From Gowen Manuscript:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms058.htm

William Henry Goen and Charlotte Ewing/Ewers Goen were residents of Gadsden, Alabama in 1863.

Children born to William Henry Goen and Charlotte Ewing Goen include:

Willie Mae Goen born May 17, 1863

Willie Mae Goen, daughter of William Henry Goen and Charlotte Ewing Goen, was born May 17, 1863 in Gadsden, according to the research of Paula Sue Martin Willett . She was married about 1880 and removed to Texas. Children born to them are unknown.
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Martha J. Goens died July 1937 in Etowah County according to Alabama Death index, volume 33, certificate 16376, role 3.
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Daris F. Gowen died January 23, 1946 in Etowah County according to Alabama Death index, volume 10, certificate 4547, role 4.
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Elizabeth Gowen was received in December 1856 by Old Harmony Baptist Church of Etowah County, according to the minutes of the church as transcribed by Gail Brown.
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Bessie D. Gowens died June 15, 1947 in Etowah County according to Alabama Death index, volume 27, certificate 13362, role 5.
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Catherine T. Gowens died October 7, 1959 in Etowah County according to Alabama Death index, volume 43, certificate 21098, role 5.
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Charles M. Gowens died December 21, 1957 in Etowah County according to Alabama Death index, volume 52, certificate 25672, role 5.
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Clara A. Gowens died January 1925 in Etowah County according to Alabama Death index, volume 2, role 2, page 555.
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Henry N. Gowens died January 4, 1944 in Etowah County according to Alabama Death index, volume 2, certificate 524, role 4.
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Rachel S. Gowens died November 1928 in Etowah County according to Alabama Death index, volume 53, role 2, page 26403.
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Stevie D. Gowens died June 30, 1953 in Etowah County according to Alabama Death index, volume 33, certificate 16102.
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Tom J. Gowens died March 1934 in Etowah County according to Alabama Death index, volume 11, role 3, page 5409.
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W. H. Gowens died February 1939 in Etowah County according to Alabama Death index, volume 6, certificate 2987, role 3.
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Wayne Gowens died November 1932 in Etowah County according to Alabama Death index, volume 46, role 2, page 22507.
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William “Billy” Gowens was born about 1855. He was mar­ried about 1878, wife’s name Minnie. In 1885, they were residents of Etowah County.

Children born to William “Billy” Gowens and Minnie Gowens include:

Wes Gowens born about 1880
Will Gowens born about 1882
Ira Leford Gowens born about 1885
Lula Gowens born about 1890

Ira Leford Gowens, son of William “Billy” Gowens and Min­nie Gowens, was born about 1885 at Gadsden, Alabama. He was married about 1908 to Daphne McGinnis. They died in the 1950s at Cedartown, Georgia.

Children born to Ira Leford Gowens and Daphne McGinnis Gowens include:

James William Gowens born April 24, 1909
Troy Roland Gowens born October 7, 1911
Ira Elbert Gowens born April 28, 1913
Pauline Gowens born August 22, 1914
Florence Gowens born September 24, 1917
Christine Gowens born January 3, 1921
Ruth Gowens born about 1927

James William Gowens, son of Ira Leford Gowens and Daphne McGinnie Gowens, was born April 24, 1909 at Gadsden, according to the research of Timothy Eugene Gowens of Lawtey, Florida.

Troy Roland Gowens, son of Ira Leford Gowens and Daphne McGinnis Gowens, was born October 7, 1911 at Gadsden. He was married about 1934, wife’s name Pearl, at Cedartown, Georgia.

Children born to Troy Roland Gowens and Pearl Gowens in­clude:

Margaret Gowens born about 1937
Fred Gowens born about 1942

Ira Elbert Gowens, son of Ira Leford Gowens and Daphne McGinnis Gowens, was born April 28, 1913 at Gadsden. He was married about 1934 to Eunice Elmer Stevens who was born July 3, 1916 to Perry Stevens. In 1946 they continued at Gadsden.

Children born to Ira Elbert Gowens and Eunice Elmer Stevens include:

Elbert Eugene Gowens born February 5, 1936
Doris Faye Gowens born October 7, 1945
Carolyn Sue Gowens born June 2, 1946

Elbert Eugene Gowens, son of Ira Elbert Gowens and Eu­nice Elmer Stevens Gowens, was born February 5, 1936 at Gadsden. He was married about 1959 to Gwendolyn Jones. Five children, names unknown were born to Elbert Eugene Gowens and Gwendolyn Jones Gowens.

Elbert Eugene Gowens was remarried June 9, 1971 to Linda Lorene Michael. She was born February 19, 1953 to Howard Michael and Irval Lorene Youngblood Michael. In 1992 they lived at Lawtey, Florida.

Children born to Elbert Eugene Gowens and Linda Lorene Michael include:

Timothy Eugene Gowens born September 26, 1974
Christopher Wayne Gowens born January 17, 1978
Jennifer Lynn Gowens born July 12, 1979

Doris Faye Gowens, daughter of Ira Elbert Gowens and Eu­nice Elmer Stevens Gowens, was born October 7, 1945. She died in the following year.

Carolyn Sue Gowens, daughter of Ira Elbert Gowens and Eunice Elmer Stevens Gowens, was born June 2, 1946 at Gadsden.

Pauline Gowens, daughter of Ira Leford Gowens and Daphne McGinnis Gowens, was born August 22, 1914 at Gadsden. She was married about 1933 to James Shaw.

Florence Gowens, daughter of Ira Leford Gowens and Daphne McGinnis Gowens, was born September 24, 1917 at Gadsden. She was married about 1937 to Allen Bolden.

Christine Gowens, daughter of Ira Leford Gowens and Daphne McGinnis Gowens, was born January 3, 1921 at Gadsden. She was married about 1941 to George Shaw, brother to James Shaw.

Ruth Gowens, daughter of Ira Leford Gowens and Daphne Mcginnis Gowens, was born about 1925. She was married about 1946 to John Stubbs..
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Raymond Marlowe Gowens, second child of Elijah Mancil Gowens and Pearl Patterson Gowens, was born at Piedmont, Alabama March 28, 1919, according to Dallas County, Texas Birth Book 56, page 431. Elijah Mancil Gowens was born in Alabama in 1895 and Pearl Patterson Gowens was born in 1900 in Alabama.

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