Mississippi – Smith County

SMITH COUNTY, MS:

1833 Smith County was created 23 December 1833 from the Choctaw Cession.
County seat: Raleigh

Smith Co MS map

 

FamilySearch Wiki Page: https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Smith_County,_Mississippi_Genealogy

FamilySearch Catalogue Page: https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=75&placeId=192874&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Mississippi%2C%20Smith%22

Record Loss
1892, 1915 Some records were lost.  (Note:  The Deed records prior to 1892 are not available on FamilySearch, so may have been destroyed …. Probate records start at 1893 so again, may have been destroyed.  Fortunately the Gowens received many land grants, so there are records in the US Bureau of Land Management for those patents, and one of the patent books for Smith County survived as well).  

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Burned Counties Research in the FamilySearch Research Wiki.
Arlene Eakle, When the Records are Gone in the Tennessee Genealogy Blog.
Michael John Neill, Burned Counties in Family History Circle.

(Search Aids): 

LAND:

Land and property records, 1832-1909: https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/246162?availability=Family%20History%20Library

Tract book 1833-1909: https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/005831843?cc=2036959&cat=246162

Land deed record, 1892-1898; index to land conveyances, 1892-1906: https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/250011?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(appears that deeds prior to 1892 were lost in one of the fires)

Land records, 1898-1938: https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/786040?availability=Family%20History%20Library

COURTS:

Court records, 1893-1928: https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/786039?availability=Family%20History%20Library

PROBATE:

Probate records, 1893-1947: https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/246149?availability=Family%20History%20Library

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

1) MARION COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA
2) ROBESON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
3) COLUMBUS COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
4) SMITH COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI
5) ATTALA COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI
6) COPIAH COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

(See):  John Gowen who married Edith Faulk appears to have been born some time between 1771-1780, and lived most of his life in the Robeson County and Columbus County, North Carolina area.

PARENTS:

John Gowen  b. abt 1750-55 m. Nancy

CHILDREN:

Elias Gowan b. abt 1798-1881
Garrett Gowan b. abt. 1800 – 1845 m. Nancy Ann Terry
Meredith Gowan b. abt. 1803-1838 married to Nancy Powell about 1825 at Simpson Co., Ms.
William Gowan b. abt 1807
Adaline Gowan b. abt. 1808 – 1860 married to James Hill about 1827.
Jesse Gowan b. abt. 1811
John M Gowin b. abt. 1812-1864 married to Mariah Jane Peacock (see Smith Co, MS).
Richard Asbury Gowan b. abt. 1813-1890 married to Susan Peacock (see Smith Co, MS).
Alexander Gowan b. abt. 1816-1869 married to Martha Samantha Nichols about 1834 at South Carolina (see Attala Co, MS)

SOURCES and EVENTS:

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

FACTS and SOURCES:  

Below are Plat Maps of the lands granted to the Gowen families of Smith County, MS (click them to enlarge):

Smith County MS plat map with Richard John and Jesse Gowen lands 1st

Smith County MS plat map with Richard John and Jesse Gowen lands 2d

Smith County MS plat map with Ebenezer Gowin close up

Smith County MS plat map with Richard John and Jesse Gowen lands little further out

Smith County MS plat map with Ebenezer Gowen far out to show he is furthest north in relation to other Gowens in Smith County

Smith County MS plat map with Richard John and Jesse Gowen in comparison w other counties in MS and western AL

FACTS and SOURCES:  (Chronological Order of Sources, etc): 

1836 Smith County MS taxrolls
Richard Gowin
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Smith/1836/Combined/4

1836 Aug 31 – Richard Goins purchaser of SW qtr, SW qtr, Section 20, TS2, R8E, 40.01 acres, $1.25 per acre, cost $50.02, certificate no. 4903. Patent book Smith Co, MS. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9Q6-7P6P?i=144&cc=2036959&cat=246162

1837 Smith County MS taxrolls
R Gowen
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Smith/1837/Combined/4

1837 Jan 16 – Jesse Gowan purch SE qtr, SE qtr, Sec 30, TS2, R9, 40.05 acres, 1.25 per acre, 50.06 cost. Cert No. 6523. Patent book Smith Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9Q6-7PVS?i=180&cc=2036959&cat=246162

1838 Smith County MS taxrolls
Richard Gowins
Jesse Gowins
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Smith/1838/Combined/3

1838 July 27 – Jesse Gowen purchaser NE qtr, SW qtr, Sec 24, TS2, R9, 36.92 acres, $1.25 per acre, cost $46.02. Cert No. 6817. Patent book Smith Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99Q6-7GKT?i=179&cc=2036959&cat=246162

1839 Smith County MS taxrolls
Jesse Gowin
John Gowin
J M Gowin
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Smith/1839/Combined/5

1840 US Census – Name: Jesse Gowens
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Smith, Mississippi
Free White Persons – Males – 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 20 thru 29: 1 (1811-1820 dob)
Free White Persons – Males – 60 thru 69: 1  (1771-1780 dob)
Free White Persons – Females – 60 thru 69: 1
Slaves – Males – 24 thru 35: 1
Slaves – Females – 36 thru 54: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2
Free White Persons – Under 20: 1
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 1
Total Free White Persons: 4
Total Slaves: 2
Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 6
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=kUu1639&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&db=1840usfedcenancestry&gsln=Gowen&gsln_x=NP_NN_NS&cp=12&msypn__ftp=smith,%20mississippi,%20usa&msypn__ftp_x=1&msypn=2721&msypn_x=1&new=1&rank=1&redir=false&uidh=m37&gss=angs-d&pcat=35&fh=0&h=3601925&recoff=6&ml_rpos=1

(Note:  The above Jesse Gowens is a son of John Gowen of Robeson/Columbus County, NC (along with the other Gowen families in Smith County).  John Gowen was born about 1774-1780.  Jesse would have been born close to 1805-1815.  It appears that Jesse may have had his parents John Gowen and Edith Faulk Gowen living with him at the time of the US Census in 1840).  

1840 US Census – Name: John M Gowens
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Smith, Mississippi
Free White Persons – Males – Under 5: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 20 thru 29: 1  (1811-1820 dob)
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 14: 1
Slaves – Males – Under 10: 1
Slaves – Females – 10 thru 23: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 2
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 1
Total Free White Persons: 3
Total Slaves: 2
Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 5
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=kUu1639&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&db=1840usfedcenancestry&gsln=Gowen&gsln_x=NP_NN_NS&cp=12&msypn__ftp=smith,%20mississippi,%20usa&msypn__ftp_x=1&msypn=2721&msypn_x=1&new=1&rank=1&redir=false&uidh=m37&gss=angs-d&pcat=35&fh=1&h=3601924&recoff=7&ml_rpos=2

1840 US Census – Name: Richard Gowens
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Smith, Mississippi
Free White Persons – Males – 20 thru 29: 1  (1811-1820 dob) 
Free White Persons – Females – 15 thru 19: 1
Slaves – Females – 10 thru 23: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 1
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 1
Total Free White Persons: 2
Total Slaves: 1
Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 3
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=kUu1639&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&db=1840usfedcenancestry&gsln=Gowen&gsln_x=NP_NN_NS&cp=12&msypn__ftp=smith,%20mississippi,%20usa&msypn__ftp_x=1&msypn=2721&msypn_x=1&new=1&rank=1&redir=false&uidh=m37&gss=angs-d&pcat=35&fh=2&h=3601923&recoff=6&ml_rpos=3

1840 Smith County MS taxrolls
Jesse Gowins
Richard Gowins
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Smith/1840/Combined/6

1841 Smith County MS taxrolls
Richard Gowins
Jesse Gowins
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Smith/1841/Combined/4

1841 Jan 5 – Patentee: Richard GOINS
Patent Date 1/5/1841
Accession STA MS0710__.200
Location Smith County, MS
Township 2-N
Range 8-E
Section 20
Aliquot SW SW
Meridian Choctaw
Authority April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Longitude -89.5068526962558
Latitude 31.9919637209816
Smith County, MS
https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx

1841 Jan 5 – Patentee – Jesse GOWAN
Patent Date 1/5/1841
Accession STA MS0740__.294
Location Smith County, MS
Township 2-N
Range 9-E
Section 30
Aliquot SE SE
Meridian Choctaw
Authority April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Longitude -89.4083682987504
Latitude 31.9778901385053
https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx

1842 Smith County MS taxrolls – no taxrolls available

(NOTE:  The following entries were made in Columbus Co, NC and Robeson Co, NC – showing John Gowen b. abt 1774 and his wife Edith Faulk Gowen as the parents are of these men):  

1819 May 27 – Garret Gowing for $200 convey to Hynant Faulk a negro girl named Charlote which was conveyed by deed of gift to my mother during her life and at her death to be mine, but my father, John Gowing, having recd other consideration for the claim of my mother and it appearing that my Grandfather Richard Faulk willed the said girl Charlotte to his son Hynant, I do for the above consideration for ever relinquish all manner of claim to the said girl by virtue of said deed of give which deed cannot be removed from record but its virtue as repects my claim shall be hereby destroyed. Signed: Garrat Gowin. Wit: Archd McKay, Charles Babson. bk C p 196. Columbus County, NC.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98L-Q3RH?i=115&cat=374138
(Garrett Gowing’s father is John Gowing m. Edith Faulk – grandfather is Richard Faulk – must be father of mom – must be Edith’s mom)

1842 Sept 26 – State of Mississippi, Smith County. Jesse Gowins and John M Gowens of Smith County MS appoint Henry Flowers of same county and state our lawful agents in fact and authd to make settlement and receipt to Kenant Faulk of North Carolina a legacy of the estatae of Sarah Faulk decd. Signed: Jesse Gowin. John M Gowin. bk Y, p 180. Robeson Co, NC.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898R-PCYL?i=105&cat=167161

1842 Nov 10 – State of Mississippi, Smith County. Know all that I Richard Gowen of Smith County, MS appoint Levi Coleman of the county aforesaid my true and lawful attorney for money due me in North South Carolina to recover same and negotiate such satisfaction for same. Signed: Richard Gowen. bk Y, 195. Robeson Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898R-PZ9W?i=114&cat=167161

1843 May 13 – Comes Alexander Gowen legatee named in the last will of Richard Faulk late of Columbus County, NC, and among other things give Raich Faulk, his wife, a certain portion of his estate during her natural life and at her death the said estate so bequeathed to his wife is to be equally divided amongst the children of tow of the said Richard Faulk’s daughters – Elizabeth Godwin wife of Jesse Godwin, and Edith Gowen, wife of John Gowen, and whereas the said Alexander Gowen is one of the sons of the said Edith Gowen and John Gowen, and as such is entitled to a portion of said estate so bequeathed as aforesaid, and partitioning specified in the said last will and testament of the said Richard Faulk – appoinged Jesse Faluk and Dewart Faulk executors . . . I do appoint Avorit Nichols Jr of Marion Dist, South Carollina my true and lawful attorney. to recover and receive of and from the estate of Faulk from said executors. . . Signed: Alexander Gowen.
The State of Mississippi, County of Attala – Alexander Gowin’s signature witnessed by Saml Munson, clk.
Alexander Gowen to Averit Nichols Jr, bk Y, p 349. Robeson Co, NC.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98R-PCTJ?i=202&cat=167161

1843 Smith County MS taxrolls
Richard Gowans
J M Gowans
Jesse Gowans
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Smith/1843/Personal/8

1844 Smith County MS taxrolls
John M Gowans
Richard Gowans
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Smith/1844/Personal/4

1845 Smith County MS taxrolls
Richard Gowens
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Smith/1845/Personal/9

1845 Smith County MS taxrolls
John M Gowin
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Smith/1845/Personal/10

1846 Smith County MS taxrolls
John Gowin
Richard Gowin
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Smith/1846/Personal/9

1846 Sept 1 – Patentee – Jesse GOWENS
Patent Date 9/1/1846
Accession STA MS0750__.217
Location Smith County, MS
Township 2-N
Range 9-E
Section 24
Aliquot NE SW
Meridian Choctaw
Authority April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Longitude -89.3320267186065
Latitude 31.9962200135544
https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx

1847 Smith County MS taxrolls
John M Gowin
Richard Gowin
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Smith/1847/Personal/9

1849 Smith County MS taxrolls
John M Gowin
Richard Gowin
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Smith/1849/Personal/5

1849 Feb 7 – Richard Gowen purch SE qtr, NE qtr, and SE qtr, NW qtr, Sec 24, TS2, R9, 73.64 acres, $1.25 per acre, cost $92.05. Cert No. 8055. Patent book Smith Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99Q6-7GKT?i=179&cc=2036959&cat=246162

1849 Dec 1 – Patentee – Richard GOWIEN
Patent Date 12/1/1849
Accession STA MS0770__.407
Location Smith County, MS
Township 2-N
Range 9-E
Section 24
Aliquot SE NE
Meridian Choctaw
Authority April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Longitude -89.3241057688146
Latitude 31.9999192861185
https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx

1849 Dec 1 – Patentee – Richard GOWIEN
Patent Date 12/1/1849
Accession STA MS0770__.407
Location Smith County, MS
Township 2-N
Range 9-E
Section 24
Aliquot SE NW
Meridian Choctaw
Authority April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Longitude -89.3320167245451
Latitude 31.9998675352685
https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx

1850 Smith County MS taxrolls
John M Gowen
Richard Gowen
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Smith/1850/Personal/9

1850 US Census – Name: Albert Gowen
Age: 40
Birth Year: abt 1810
Birthplace: Mississippi
Home in 1850: Smith, Mississippi, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 501
Household Members:
Name Age
John Gowen 40
Maria Gowen 27
Wayne Gowen 11
Catherine Gowen 9
Mary Gowen 6
Albert Gowen 40
Jesse Power 2
Warren Hill 20
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=kUu1633&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&db=1850usfedcenancestry&gsln=Gowen&cp=12&msypn__ftp=smith,%20mississippi,%20usa&msypn__ftp_x=1&msypn=2721&msypn_x=1&qh=96PWCW%2B0tLpwp9QZ4Qq4bQ%3D%3D&new=1&rank=1&redir=false&uidh=m37&gss=angs-d&pcat=35&fh=0&h=3549303&recoff=&ml_rpos=1

1850 US Census – Name: Richard Gowen
Age: 36
Birth Year: abt 1814
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1850: Smith, Mississippi, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 504
Household Members:
Name Age
Richard Gowen 36
Susan Gowen 31
Tilla Gowen 10
Martha Gowen 8
Garret Gowen 5
William Gowen 3
Terry Gowen 1
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=kUu1633&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&db=1850usfedcenancestry&gsln=Gowen&cp=12&msypn__ftp=smith,%20mississippi,%20usa&msypn__ftp_x=1&msypn=2721&msypn_x=1&qh=96PWCW%2B0tLpwp9QZ4Qq4bQ%3D%3D&new=1&rank=1&redir=false&uidh=m37&gss=angs-d&pcat=35&fh=2&h=3549315&recoff=&ml_rpos=3

1850 Dec 1 – Richard Gowing by Andrew J Burkett, purch NW qtr, NE qtr, Sec 24, TS2, R9, 36.82 acres. Patent book Smith Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99Q6-7GKT?i=179&cc=2036959&cat=246162

1851 Oct 29 – Richard Gowen purchaser of E qtr, SW qtr and NW qtr, SW qtr, Sec 13, and N half, SE qtr, Sec 14, TS2, R9, 154.05 acres, $1.25 per acre, total purch $192.56. Cert Nos. 9171 and 64240. Patent book Smith County, MS. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99Q6-7GLW?i=177&cc=2036959&cat=246162

1851 Oct 29 – Richard Gowen sold SW qtr, SE qtr, Sect 14, TS2, R9, sold along with a tract in Sec 24. Patent book Smith Co, MS. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99Q6-7GLW?i=177&cc=2036959&cat=246162

1853 June 14 – John Gowin purch SW qtr, NW qtr, Sec 24, TS2, R9, 36.82 acres, $1.25 per acre, $46.02 cost, Cert No. 8546. Patent book Smith Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99Q6-7GKT?i=179&cc=2036959&cat=246162

1853 Jun 14 – John Gowin purch SE qtr, NE qtr, Sec 23, TS2, R9, 40.15 acres, $1.25 per acre, $50.19 cost, Cert No. 8546. Patent book Smith Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99Q6-7GKT?i=179&cc=2036959&cat=246162

1853 Sept 17 – Richard Gowen purch SW qtr, SE qtr, Sec 13, and N half, NW qtr, and SW qtr, NE qtr, Sec 24, TS2, R9, 147.33 acres, $1.25 per acre, $184.16 cost. Cert No. 8803. Patent book Smith Co, MS. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99Q6-7GKT?i=179&cc=2036959&cat=246162

1853 Sept 17 – John Gowin purch NE qtr, NE qtr, Sec 23, TS2, R9, 40.15 acres, $1.25 per acre, $50.19 cost, Cert No. 8804. Patent book Smith Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99Q6-7GKT?i=179&cc=2036959&cat=246162

1853 Oct 29 – Richard Gowen purchaser of SW qtr, SW qtr, Sec 22, TS2, R9, 40.12 acres, $1.25 per acre, cost $50.15. Cert No. 9172. Patent book Smith Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9Q6-7GL5?i=178&cc=2036959&cat=246162

1853 Dec – Alsberry N Saxon purch, with Richard Gowen to whom patented, NE qtr, NW qtr, Sec 27, TS2, R9, 40.20 acres, Milt Wt 6587. Patent book Smith Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9Q6-7PVS?i=180&cc=2036959&cat=246162

1853 Dec 10 – Richard Gowen purch SW qtr, SW qtr, Sec 13, and SW qtr, SE qtr, Sec 14, and NE qtr, NE qtr, Sec 24, TS2, R9, 113.85 acres, 1.25 per acre, 182.31 cost. Cert No. 9301. Patent book Smith Co, MS. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99Q6-7GKT?i=179&cc=2036959&cat=246162

1853 Dec 10 – Richard Gowen purchaser of SW qtr, SE qtr, Sec 22, TS2, R9, .12 acres. $0.15 cost, No. 42595 & 9302. Patent book Smith Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9Q6-7GL5?i=178&cc=2036959&cat=246162

1854 Feb 17 – Richard Gowen purc of SW qtr, NE qtr, Sec 14, TS2, R9, 40.15 acres, $1.25 per acre, cost $50.19. Cert No. 9483. Patent book Smith Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99Q6-7GLW?i=177&cc=2036959&cat=246162

1854 Feb 17 – John M Gowen purch NW qtr, SE qtr, Sec 22, TS2, R9, 40.12 acres, $1.25 per acre, cost $50.15. Cert no. 9484. Patent book Smith Co, MS.
(Note: John W. Gowens on Oct 23, 1908 recd Pat No. 25705 on this same land).
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9Q6-7GL5?i=178&cc=2036959&cat=246162

1854 March 15 – Patentee – Richard GOWEN
Patent Date 3/15/1854
Accession STA MS0790__.455
Location Smith County, MS
Township 2-N
Range 9-E
Section 24
Aliquot NENE
Meridian Choctaw
Authority April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Longitude -89.324112941609
Latitude 32.0035780133244
https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx

1854 March 15 – Patentee – Richard GOWEN
Patent Date 3/15/1854
Accession STA MS0790__.455
Location Smith County, MS
Township 2-N
Range 9-E
Section 13
Aliquot SW SW
Meridian Choctaw
Authority April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Longitude -89.3359542719791
Latitude 32.0071395662221
https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx

1854 March 15 – Patentee – Richard GOWEN
Patent Date 3/15/1854
Accession STA MS0790__.455
Location Smith County, MS
Township 2-N
Range 9-E
Section 14
Aliquot SW SE
Meridian Choctaw
Authority April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Longitude -89.3443388700433
Latitude 32.0070510422203
https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx

1854 March 15 – Patentee – Richard GOWEN
Patent Date 3/15/1854
Accession STA MS0790__.348
Location Smith County, MS
Township 2-N
Range 9-E
Section 22
Aliquot SW SW
Meridian Choctaw
Authority April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Longitude -89.3698239568574
Latitude 31.9923981421833
https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx

1854 March 15 – Patentee – Richard GOWEN
Patent Date 3/15/1854
Accession STA MS0790__.347
Location Smith County, MS
Township 2-N
Range 9-E
Section 13
Aliquot NW SW
Meridian Choctaw
Authority April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Longitude -89.3359747890208
Latitude 32.0108081346705
https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx

1854 March 15 – Patentee – Richard GOWEN
Patent Date 3/15/1854
Accession STA MS0790__.347
Location Smith County, MS
Township 2-N
Range 9-E
Section 13
Aliquot SE SW
Meridian Choctaw
Authority April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Longitude -89.3320111953413
Latitude 32.0071784949932
https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx

1854 March 15 – Patentee – Richard GOWEN
Patent Date 3/15/1854
Accession STA MS0790__.347
Location Smith County, MS
Township 2-N
Range 9-E
Section 14
Aliquot N½ SE
Meridian Choctaw
Authority April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Longitude -89.3422136133022
Latitude 32.0107283199035
https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx

1854 March 15 – Patentee – John GOWIN
Patent Date 3/15/1854
Accession STA MS0790__.062
Location Smith County, MS
Township 2-N
Range 9-E
Section 23
Aliquot NE NE
Meridian Choctaw
Authority April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Longitude -89.3400637231802
Latitude 32.0034503112124
https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx

1854 March 15 – Patentee – John GOWIN
Patent Date 3/15/1854
Accession STA MS0780__.350
Location Smith County, MS
Township 2-N
Range 9-E
Section 23
Aliquot SE NE
Meridian Choctaw
Authority April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Longitude -89.3400818239377
Latitude 31.9998144119575
https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx

1854 March 15 – Patentee – John GOWIN
Patent Date 3/15/1854
Accession STA MS0780__.350
Location Smith County, MS
Township 2-N
Range 9-E
Section 24
Aliquot SW NW
Meridian Choctaw
Authority April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Longitude -89.3359722024138
Latitude 31.9998416598434
https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx

1854 March 15 – Patentee – Richard GOWIN
Patent Date 3/15/1854
Accession STA MS0790__.061
Location Smith County, MS
Township 2-N
Range 9-E
Section 13
Aliquot SW SE
Meridian Choctaw
Authority April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Longitude -89.3280681186929
Latitude 32.0072174237644
https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx

1854 March 15 – Patentee – Richard GOWIN
Patent Date 3/15/1854
Accession STA MS0790__.061
Location Smith County, MS
Township 2-N
Range 9-E
Section 24
Aliquot N½ NW
Meridian Choctaw
Authority April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Longitude -89.3339786423095
Latitude 32.0034993301387
https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx

1854 March 15 – Patentee – Richard GOWIN
Patent Date 3/15/1854
Accession STA MS0790__.061
Location Smith County, MS
Township 2-N
Range 9-E
Section 24
Aliquot SW NE
Meridian Choctaw
Authority April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Longitude -89.3280612466787
Latitude 31.9998934106935
https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx

1854 July 1 – Patentee – Richard GOWEN
Warrantee SAXTON, ALSBURY N
Patent Date 7/1/1854
Accession MW 0967-460
Location Smith County, MS
Township 2-N
Range 9-E
Section 27
Aliquot NE NW
Meridian Choctaw
Authority February 11, 1847: ScripWarrant Act of 1847 (9 Stat. 123)
Longitude -89.3655395030782
Latitude 31.9887864332587
https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx

1854 Oct 2 – Patentee – Richard GOWEN
Warrantee MCCURDY, WILLIAM H
Patent Date 10/2/1854
Accession MW 0818-332
Location Smith County, MS
Township 2-N
Range 9-E
Section 23
Aliquot SW SE
Meridian Choctaw
Authority September 28, 1850: ScripWarrant Act of 1850 (9 Stat. 520)
Longitude -89.3443629518853
Latitude 31.9925241920993
https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx

1854 Nov 18 – John M. Gowen purch W half, NE qtr, and E half, NW qtr, Sec 23, and NW qtr, SW qtr, Sec 24, TS2, R9, 197.42 acres, .50 per acre, 98.71 cost. Cert No. 11136. Patent book Smith Co, MS. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99Q6-7GKT?i=179&cc=2036959&cat=246162

1854 Dec 10 – Richard Gowen purch NE qtr, NW qtr, Sec 27, TS2, R9, excess 24 acres M Warrant No. 6587, Cert No. 9304.
… Also NE qtr, SW qtr, and SW qtr, NE qtr, Sec 27, TS2, R9, 120.60 acres. Patent book Smith Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9Q6-7PVS?i=180&cc=2036959&cat=246162

1855 Feb 12 – Richard Gowen purch E half, NE qtr, and SE qtr, NW qtr, Sec 14, TS2, R9, 120.45 acres, 50 cents per acre, purch price $60.23. Cert No. 11716. Supplemental payment $60.22 Oct 13, 1857. Patent book Smith Co, MS. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99Q6-7GLW?i=177&cc=2036959&cat=246162

1859 May 2 – Patentee – Richard COWEN (actually Richard Gowen).
Patent Date 5/2/1859
Accession STA MS0800__.169
Location Smith County, MS
Township 2-N
Range 9-E
Section 14
Aliquot SW NE
Meridian Choctaw
Authority April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Longitude -89.3443636904265
Latitude 32.0143502687845
https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx

1860 Apr 2 – Patentee – John M GOUIN
Patent Date 4/2/1860
Accession STA MS0870__.282
Location Smith County, MS
Township 2-N
Range 9-E
Section 23
Aliquot E½ NW
Meridian Choctaw
Authority April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Longitude -89.3486103114365
Latitude 32.0015653581106
https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx

1860 Apr 2 – Patentee – John M GOUIN
Patent Date 4/2/1860
Accession STA MS0870__.282
Location Smith County, MS
Township 2-N
Range 9-E
Section 23
Aliquot W½ NE
Meridian Choctaw
Authority April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Longitude -89.3443415374491
Latitude 32.0015998718514
https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx

1860 Apr 2 – Patentee – John M GOUIN
Patent Date 4/2/1860
Accession STA MS0870__.282
Location Smith County, MS
Township 2-N
Range 9-E
Section 24
Aliquot NWSW
Meridian Choctaw
Authority April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Longitude -89.3359907799032
Latitude 31.9961997408767
https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx

1860 Oct 1 – Patentee – Ebenezer GOWIN
Patent Date 10/1/1860
Accession STA MS0890__.500
Location Smith County, MS
Township 3-N
Range 9-E
Section 3
Aliquot NE NE
Meridian Choctaw
Authority April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Longitude -89.357300667374
Latitude 32.1339034874035
https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx

1860 US Census – Name:   Susan Gowin
Age: 40
Birth Year: abt 1820
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Louisiana
Home in 1860: Smith, Mississippi
Dwelling Number: 453
Family Number: 453
Household Members:
Name Age
Richard Gowin 45
Susan Gowin 40
Martha Gowin 17
Garret Gowin 15
Wm T Gowin 13
Terra Gowin 10
Richard W Gowin 3
John W Gowin 1
James A Gowin 32
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1860 US Census – Name: John M Gowin
Age: 43
Birth Year: abt 1817
Gender: Male
Birth Place: North Carolina
Home in 1860: Smith, Mississippi
Dwelling Number: 447
Family Number: 447
Occupation: Farmer
Real Estate Value: 10000
Personal Estate Value: 14500
Household Members:
Name Age
John M Gowin 43
Mariah Gowin 37
Wayne Gowin 21
Mary Gowin 15
Albert Gowin 14
Jesse Gowin 12
Lafayett Gowin 10
Nelson Gowin 8
Cornelia Gowin 6
Ida Gowin 2
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1860 US Census – Name: Ebenezer Gowin
[Ebenezer Gowan]
Age: 27
Birth Year: abt 1833
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Mississippi
Home in 1860: Smith, Mississippi
Dwelling Number: 332
Family Number: 332
Occupation: Farmer
Real Estate Value: 1600
Personal Estate Value: 3000
Household Members:
Name Age
Ebenezer Gowin 27
Louisa Gowin 18
A G M Gowin 7 Months
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=38859165

 

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