Mississippi – Attala County

ATTALA CO, MS:  (FamilySearch link:   https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Attala_County,_Mississippi_Genealogy )

Attala Co MS map

OTHER SOURCES: For possible other sources for this family’s descendants – see the following pages on this site:

See also: John Gowen https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1755-john-gowan-and-his-line/


1837 Attala Co MS – taxroll w Alexander Gowen (image 5)

1838 Attala Co MS – taxroll w Alexander Gowen (image 7)

1839 Attala Co MS – taxroll w Alexander Gowen (image 8)

1840 Attala Co MS – taxroll w Alexander Gowen (image 8)

1841 Attala Co MS – taxroll (image 10)
Alexr Gowin – 120 acres

1842 Attala Co MS – taxroll (image 10)
Alexander Gowen

1843 Attala Co MS – taxroll (image 13)
Alexander Gowen

1846 Attala Co MS – taxroll (image 19)
Alexander Gowen

1847 Attala Co MS – taxroll (image 23)
Alexander Gowen

1848 Attala Co MS – taxroll (image 21)
Alexander Gowan

1849 Attala Co MS – taxroll w Alexander Gowen (image 23)

(Note:  Deed Records before 1858 appear to be gone from Attala Co, MS.  Some older deeds that just were not recorded until after 1858 may still be found, such as the following 1854 deed.)

1854 Oct 9 – John G Gilliland conveys 80 acres of land to Alexander Gowen fr bk B, p 441. Attala Co, MS.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSR1-LQ3G-3?i=250&cat=253527

1860 Feb 21 – Alex Gowen and Martha his wife convey to the New Orleans and Jackson and Great Northern Railroad Company to pass through his tract of land bk C, p 198.  Attala Co, MS.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSR1-LQ3H-S?i=459&cat=253527

1860 March 30 – S E Nash conveys a described tract of land to Alexander Gowen. bk C, p 368.  Attala Co, MS.

1860 Aug 23 – Alex Gowen conveys 240 acres of land to Lott Gowen. Deed bk C, p 507. Attala Co, MS.
… I Alexander Gowen … in consideration of the sum of 1100 dollars … deliver unto the said Lott Gowen … land to wit, the E 1/2 of the SW 1/4 and the SE 1/4 of Section 3 in Township 13 north of Range 6 E, lying in said State and County and containing 240 acres
Signed: Alexander Gowen

1860 July 7 – Alex Gowen and Martha his wife convey to the New Orleans and Jackson and Great Northern Railroad Company bk C, p 551.  Attala Co, MS.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSR1-LQ7M-K?i=637&cat=253527

1867 March 16 – John C Lucas sheriff at auction conveyed land to Alexander Gowen that had been Charles Land’s, which had been auctioned due to a judgment debt he owed Sidney A Fuller.  bk E, p 169.  Attala Co, MS.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL5-QS4M-8?i=115&cat=253527

1867 May 6 – Alexander Gowen is highest bidder on land sold by John C Lucas bk E, p 209.  Attala Co, MS.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL5-QS4X-L?i=136&cat=253527

1867 July 8 – John C Lucas, sheriff conveys tract of land at auction to Alexander Gowan highest bidder.  bk H, p 23.  Attala Co, MS.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS5D-Y3WJ-C?i=17&cat=253527

1870 Feb 5 – Kenneth McKinnon and his wife Annie McKinnon convey a tract of land to Isaac Gowan  bk F, p 736.  Attala Co, MS.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS5D-TCQX?i=382&cat=253527

1870 Dec 19 – Garrett C Gowen conveys land out of the Estate of Alexander Gowen to J V Dodd bk G, p 424. Attala Co, MS.
… release and convey to the said J V Dodd the following … land laying in the County of Attala State of Mississippi … the S 1/2 of Section 3 E 1/2 of NE 1/4 and SE 1/4 of Section 16 and E 1/2 of NE 1/4 and SW 1/4 of NE 1/5 and SE 1/4 and E 1/2 of SW 1/4 Section 4 and N 1/2 of Section 9 and W of NW 1/4 of Section 10 and W 1/2 of NE 1/4 and NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 11 all in Township 13 Range 6 and all other lands belonging to the Estate of Alexander Gowen, this deed of conveyance is intended by the grantor to convey all his right, title and interest in the Estate of Alex Gowan to the lands herein described and all other lands that of right belong to the Estate of Alex Gowan and all right title and interest as a distributee heir as devisee in the personal assets of said estate both real and personal relinquishing to the said J V Dodd his heirs and assigns all right title and interest in the Estate of Alex Gowen fully and completely …
Signed: G C Gowan

1871 Jan 31 – F Zollicoffer of the first part, and S J Oldham of the second part and J K Coffee guardian of Lottie Gowan (minor) of the third part.  Zollicoffer is indebted $1200 to Coffee as guardian of Lottie Gowen, deed of trust to attach to land of Zollicoffer for him to keep as long as he pays debt, Oldham is trustee of this trust.  bk G, p 520.  Attala Co, MS.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS5D-TDBF?i=675&cat=253527

1871 July 3 – William Dodd conveys land to Jesse Gowan.  bk H, p 189.  Attala Co, MS.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS5D-Y345-C?i=104&cat=253527

1871 Sept 7 – Jesse Gowan of the first part, Marion J Crittenden of the second part and Samuel D Teague of the third part.  Jesse Gowan is indebted to Teague for $180. Gowan agrees to convey tract of land to Crittenden if note payable to Teague not paid off at certain date.   bk H, p 314.  Attala Co, MS.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS5D-Y34N-Q?i=172&cat=253527

1871 Sept 9 – Jessie Gowan conveys land to Ephraim Dodd bk H, p 350.  Attala Co, MS.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS5D-Y342-H?i=190&cat=253527

Mrs Fannie Gowen – 1161 – ex parte p 79, p 168

Isaac Gowen, etall 1261 fr Alexander Gowen – p 395

Isaac Gowen fr Alexander Gowen 494, 544, 546

(Note:  Alexander Gowen below appears to be son of John Gowen b in Fairfield SC abt 1780).

1883 Aug 8 – Probate – final accounting for Alexander Gowen in Attala Co, MS

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