Alabama – Jackson County

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

Jane Goens, “20, born in Tennessee,” was recorded in the household of William Frady, No. 213-213, November 8, 1850 in the federal census.
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John W. Goens died June 23, 1913 in Jackson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 12, certificate 265, role 1.
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Tom Goens died May 3, 1913 in Jackson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 12, certificate 266, role 1.
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Elzie H. Goin, born April 21, 1890–died April 27, 1965 was buried in Paint Rock Cemetery, Paint Rock, Alabama. Beside him was buried his wife, Bethel M. Goin, born September 17, 1896–died April 17, 1980.
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Clifton Goines, 22, was born in Tennessee. He was married about 1919 to Bessie Dodson 19, who was born in Alabama, according to Jackson County Marriage Book 6, page 105. They lived at Hollywood where he was a farmer.
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Cas Goins died July 23, 1915 in Jackson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 13, certificate 194, role 1.
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Corvil Goins was married to Nellie Goins May 3, 1903, ac­cording to Jackson County Marriage Book I, page 130. A. L. Starkey was bondsman for the marriage. Of Corvil Goins and Nellie Goins Goins nothing more is known.
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Edward Lee Goins, born November 23, 1945 at Scottsboro, Alabama. He enlisted in the U. S. Navy November 21, 1965 at Newport, Rhode Island and was discharged November 16, 1967, according to the Jackson County Discharge Book 14, page 453.
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Harrison Goins, 21 was married May 28, 1912 to Annie Holder, age 16 or 17 at Wannville, Alabama, according to Jackson County Marriage Book 3, page 512. Carter Goins and R. O. Starkey, were bondsmen for the marriage. Children born to Harrison Goins and Annie Holder Goins are unknown.
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Howard Pete Goins, born September 3, 1928, in Jackson County Alabama. He lived in Hollywood, Alabama. He served in the U. S. Navy for seven years and was once sta­tioned in Guam. He was discharged April 8, 1953, according to the Jackson County Discharge Book 10, page 150.
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J. C. Goins died August 15, 1913 in Jackson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 12, certificate 264, role 1.
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Joseph Goins, 29 was married to Eva Goins, 19 at Limrock, Alabama, August 19, 1916, according to Jackson County Marriage Book 5, page 639.
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Paul Goins died February 1923 in Jackson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 7, role 2, page 3251.
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Robert Lee Goins, 19, was married to Jessie Boulding, 24 November 28, 1914 at Fackler, Alabama, according to Jackson County Marriage Book 4, page 363. Children born to Robert Lee Goins and Jessie Boulding Goins are unknown.
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Vannel H. Clay Goins, 21, white male, born in Tennessee and a farmer, was married October 21, 1916, at Hollywood, Alabama to Carrie Goins 18, white female, born in Tennessee, according to Jackson County Marriage Book 5, page 24. Of Vannell H. Clay Goins and Carrie Goins Goins nothing more is known.
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William Goins was married to Hellena Henry December 22, 1875, according to Jackson County Marriage Book B, page 542. Witnesses for the marriage were William Goins and T. F. Henry. Children born to William Goins and Hellena Henry Goins are unknown.
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B. S. Gowan was a resident of Scottsboro, Alabama in 1888.
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Anderson B. Gowen, “21, laborer, born in Tennessee” was enumerated in the household of Asa Crawley, “24, laborer, born in Tennessee,” No. 434-434 in the census of Jackson County taken December 9, 1850.
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William Gowen was born between 1770 and 1780 of parents unknown. He appeared as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Jackson County, page 128:

“Gowen, William white male 50-60
white female 50-60
white male 15-20
white male 15-20
white male 10-15
white male 10-15
white female 5-10”

No slaves were reported in the enumeration.

William Gowen purchased 40 acres from the federal government September 10, 1834 in township 3 South, Range 3 East in Jackson County.

It is believed that children born to William Gowen include:

David Gowen born about 1800
Martin Gowen born about 1805

David Gowen, believed to be a son of William Gowen was born about 1800. He was married April 25, 1820 to Elizabeth Gibson, daughter of Hiram Gibson and Rachel Gibson, ac­cording to Jackson County Marriage Book G, page 68.

He was listed in the 1830 census of Jack­son County, northern District, page 128, as the head of a household adjoining the location of William Gowen. The family was composed of:

“Gowen, David white male 20-30
white female 20-30
white male 0-5
white male 0-5
white male 0-5”

David Gowen and Elizabeth Gibson Gowen were mentioned in the will of Hiram Gibson dated November 11, 1865. Hiram Gibson, “father of Elizabeth Gibson Gowan and the husband of Rachel Gibson, formerly a widow,” was married about 1820, probably in Jackson County, according to Jackson County Probate Minute Book K.

Martin Gowen, believed to be a son of William Gowen, was born about 1805. He was married to Rachel Simpson March 18, 1826 in Madison County, according to Madison County Marriage Book 3, page 441. He was shown as the head of a household in the 1830 census of the northern district of Jackson County, page 128, adjoining William Gowen.

His household was composed of:

“Gowen, Martin white male 20-30
white female 20-30
white male 20-30
white male 0-5”

Martin Gowen purchased 80.18 acres in Jackson County from the federal government May 21, 1831.

On March 5, 1840 Martin Gowen purchased items at the estate sale of Elias Bayless in Madison County, according to Madison County Orphans Court Minute Book 8, page 45.

It is believed that children born to Martin Gowen and Rachel Simpson Gowen include:

William Gowen born in 1830

William Gowen, only known son of Martin Gowen and Rachel Simpson Gowen, was born in 1830 in Alabama, prob­ably Jackson County. He was married at age 16, wife’s name Elizabeth.

William Gowen was the only member of the family to head a household in Jackson County in the 1860 census. His house­hold, No. 71-71, Division 4, was enumerated June 4, 1860:

“Gowan, William 30, born in Alabama, blacksmith, $65
personal property
Elizabeth 31, born in Alabama, illiterate
Alivera 14, born in Alabama”

In the Jackson County Court records, term of October 1861, it was reported that “William Gowan” of District 17 had vol­unteered to serve in the Mead Company of the Twentieth Alabama Infantry Regiment and had left his home in Octo­ber 1861. The record states that he had left behind “his wife, age 35, a daughter, age 16 and a son, age 10”, according to “Valley Leaves of Alabama,” a genealogical publication. Eliza­beth Gowen participated in a distribution of $700 worth of pro­visions which were doled out in District 17 by the county.

William Gowan appeared in the Jackson County Court records, term of November 1861. The record stated that “William Gowan of Nashville, Alabama” was a volunteer in Con­federate service and that he had left a wife and one child, age 11, who were in need of assistance. It is assumed that Alivera Gowan, at 16 by this time, had married or was away with relatives.

On October 13, 1862 the Jackson County Court approved a list of Confederate volunteers from Jackson County whose families were in need of assistance. “William Gowin” was in­cluded in the list from District 17 of the county. The record mentioned that his wife and one child were left. They were assisted in a share of “50 sacks of salt” provided by the state of Alabama, according to “Valley Leaves of Alabama,” Volume 8. Apparently William Gowen died during the Civil War.

“Elizabeth Gowans,” widow, age 41, appeared in the 1870 census of Jackson County, liv­ing in District 4, Subdivision 1 in Long Island, Alabama. The household, No. 72-73, was enumerated as:

“Gowans, Elizabeth 41, born in Alabama, illiterate, $100
real estate, $150 personal prop
erty
David A. 9, born in Alabama”

It is believed that children born to William Gowen and Eliz­abeth Gowen include:

Alivera Gowen born in 1846
[son] born in 1851
David A. Gowen born in 1861

Alivera Gowen, believed to be a daughter of William Gowen and Elizabeth Gowen, was born in 1846. She appeared as a 16-year-old in the 1860 census of Jackson County living in her parents’ household. Nothing more is known of this individual.

A son born in 1851 was the couple’s second known child. Of this individual nothing is known.

David A. Gowen, son of William and Elizabeth Gowen, was born in 1861. He appeared living in his mother’s household as a nine-year-old in the 1870 census of Jackson County.
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Joe F. Gowen died October 17, 1914 in Jackson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 13, certificate 98, role 1.
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William Gowen was enumerated as the head of a household in the District 21, Jackson County October 31, 1850:

“Gowen, William 23, born in North Carolina, illiterate
Elizabeth 22, born in Alabama, illiterate
Gilly, Albert G. 18, born in Alabama, laborer
Peggy A. 15, born in Tennessee”
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Mary Gowen was enumerated as the head of a household in the census of Jackson County December 9, 1850. The family, No. 429-429 which adjoined that of John Berry was recorded as:

“Gowen, Mary 29, born in Tennessee
Lucinda 6, born in Alabama
Marianna 2, born in Alabama
Berry Wiet 22, born in Tennessee, laborer
Sidney 19, born in Alabama, female”
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Carter J. Gowin, Company F, Eighth Tennessee Infantry Regiment, was buried in Price Cemetery, Riverview Church, Jackson County.
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Mary Gowin was married to William C. Isbell January 6, 1854, according to “Jackson County, Alabama Marriages, 1851-1892.”
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Lee Gowins, 18 was married to Margie Welch, 17 July 4, 1913, according to Jackson County Marriage Book 4, page 134. R. O. Starkey was bondsman. Children born to Lee Gowins and Margie Welch Gowins are unknown.
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Winford Gowins died August 1927 in Jackson County according to Alabama Death index, volume 32, role 2, page 15857.

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