North Carolina – Buncombe County

(Below are different Going, Goyen, Gowen related sources for those people were in the Virginia, North Carolina, or South Carolina areas in the early 1700’s to early 1800’s)

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From Gowen Manuscript:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms095.htm

“Thomas Goanes, 100 acres, 1802,” page 115, was included in a “List of Grants for lands in Buncombe County which have been perfected since and including April 1802 to the 1st of June, 1807,” according to “Transylvania Beginnings: A History” by Mary Jane McCrary.
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“William Gonas [Goans], 100 acres, 1802,” page 114, was included in a “List of Grants for lands in Buncombe County which have been perfected since and including April 1802 to the 1st of June, 1807,” according to “Transylvania Beginnings: A History” by Mary Jane McCrary.
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Residents of Asheville, North Carolina in September, 1971, according to the telephone directory include: Louis L. Gowan, 322 Riverview Drive; K. A. Gowan, Mt. Carmel Road; Ervin Gowan, 33 Camp Ground Road; and Mrs. Ernest R. Gowan, Leicester Highway.
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Lon Hugh Gowan, with residence at 21 Fairview Avenue, Biltmore, North Carolina, the address of Mrs. E. U. Gowan, was a sophomore theology student at Southern Methodist University, living at 3409 Binkley, Dallas, Texas, according to the 1959 student directory. Mrs. E. U. Gowan continued there in 1971, according to the telephone directory.
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Daniel Gowan, a farmer, appeared as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Buncombe County, page 187. The family was listed as:

“Gowan, Daniel white male, 50-60
white female, 50-60
white male, 30-40
white female, 20-30
white female, 20-30
white female, 15-20
white male, 10-15
white female, 5-10
white female, 0-5”
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Mrs. Kay Lovelace Gowan of Spartanburg was listed as a daughter of Lt. Col. James Hicks Lovelace, 67, and Cecile Coates Lovelace in his obituary published in the January 16, 1979 edition of the “Spartanburg Herald.”
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William Gowan who was born about 1816 in South Carolina was married in Buncombe County about 1843 to Vina Russell, according to the research of Richard Gosnell of Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Vina Russell Gowan was born in Tennessee in 1826. They lived near Warm Springs [now called Hot Springs], North Carolina.

Richard Gosnell wrote February 6, 1985, “William Gowan may have possibly been a brother-in-law to Mariah Gowan. Her son, Robert Vance Gowan [1852-1934] was the grandfather of Burnett Gowan [1903-1935] who married Sue Cummings, sister of my maternal grandfather.”

Children born to them include:

Daniel N. Gowan born in 1844
James H. Gowan born in 1848
William R. Gowan born in 1849
Martha Gowan born in 1852
John B. Gowan born in 1853
Frank L. Gowan born in 1859
Jefferson Gowan born in 1861
Sallie Gowan born in June 26, 1865
Alexander Gowan born in 1867

Daniel N. Gowan, son of William Gowan and Vina Russell Gowan, was born in Buncombe County in 1844. He died in 1898 and was buried in Bonnie Hill Church Cemetery, according to Richard Gosnell.

James H. Gowan, son of William Gowan and Vina Russell Gowan, was born in Buncombe County in 1848. When he died he was buried in Bonnie Hill Church Cemetery.

William R. Gowan, son of William Gowan and Vina Russell Gowan, was born in Buncombe County in 1849.

Martha Gowan, daughter of William Gowan and Vina Russell Gowan, was born in Madison County, North Carolina in 1852.

John B. Gowan, son of William Gowan and Vina Russell Gowan, was born in Madison County in 1853. He was buried in Bonnie Hill Church Cemetery.

Frank L. Gowan, son of William Gowan and Vina Russell Gowan, was born in Madison County in 1859.

Jefferson Gowan, son of William Gowan and Vina Russell Gowan, was born in Madison County in 1861.

Sallie Gowan, daughter of William Gowan and Vina Russell Gowan, was born in Madison County June 26, 1865. She was married about 1884 to George R. Ellenburg. She died February 14, 1936 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina and was buried in Cannon’s Campground United Methodist Church Cemetery, according to Richard Gosnell.

Alexander Gowan, son of William Gowan and Vina Russell Gowan, was born in Madison County in 1867.
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Linsey Gowen was the head of a household enumerated in the 1880 census of Buncombe County, Enumeration District 28, page 25, Upper Hominy Township, as:

“Gowen, Linsey 53, born in NC
Elizabeth 40, born in NC
Verges L. 6, born in NC, son
Cadarate 3, born in NC, daughter”
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Pleasant Linsey Gowan purchased land jointly with N. B. Gowan in 1890, according to Buncombe County deed records. Pleasant Linsey Gowan released his 2/3 interest in the land in 1895, and N. B. Gowan sold his land in 1896, according to the research of LaFay E. Gowan of Birmingham, Alabama.
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Peter B. Gowing lived at 24 Harris Avenue, Asheville, North Carolina, according to the 1871 telephone directory.

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