1837 April 1 – By 1837 – 1839 Drury B. Goyen appears to have moved and obtained land grants in Pickens County, Alabama – near where several Goyen (several spelling their names Goyne or Going) aunts, uncles and cousins had already settled. He and his family lives in the Pickens County, Alabama area until at least the mid 1840s. His uncle, Thomas B. Goyen receives a land grant in 1840 in Alabama.
(Plat Map of Alabama with Drury B. Goyen’s 1837-1839 grants marked in Pickens County, Alabama – showing proximity to Lowndes County, Mississippi – where he appears next).
From Gowen Manuscript: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms058.htm
Al Going was married to Mollie Wells December 24, 1886, according to “Pickens County, Alabama Marriages, 1881-1892.” Children born to Al Going and Mollie Wells Going are unknown.
On the same day and probably in a double wedding, Lewis Going was married to Rebecca Wells December 24, 1886, according to “Pickens County, Alabama Marriages, 1881-1892.” Of Lewis Going and Rebecca Wells Going nothing more is known.
Mattie J. Going was married to J. K. P. [James Know Polk?} Martin May 7, 1886, according to “Pickens County, Alabama Marriages, 1881-1892.”
Stephen Going was married to Cynthia Winn September 20, 1859, according to “Pickens County, Alabama Marriages, 1821-1860.” Children born to Stephen Going and Cynthia Winn Going are unknown.
W. S. Going was married to Miss S. E. Johnston April 9, 1887, according to “Pickens County, Alabama Marriages, 1881-1892.” Children born to W. S. Going and S. E. Johnston Going are unknown.
W. N. Gowen, a private in Second Alabama Infantry Regiment and Forty-Second Alabama Infantry Regiment, was mentioned in “History of Pickens, County, Alabama,” page 36.