North Carolina – Madison 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/Gowenms096.htm

C. M. Gowan was the head of a household recorded in the 1880 census of Madison County, Enumeration District 123, page 18. They lived in Marshall Township in the household of a Burkendall family and were recorded as:

“Gowan, C. M. 29, born in NC
Sarah 25, born in NC
Brecht M. 5, born in NC
Nancy J. 4, born in NC
Mary E. 2, born in NC
Martha A. 6/12, born in NC
Gowan, Cassy A. 16, born in NC”
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Mrs. Callie Gowan Shelton, 78, died October 25, 1959 in Madison County. She was survived by five sons, a brother, Joe Gowan and a sister Mary Jane Gowan Willis. She was buried in Bonnie Hill Cemetery.
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Mary Gowan, age 9, born in North Carolina, was enumerated August 19, 1870 in the household of “Sarah Gorenflo” in the 1870 census of Madison County, page 442, according to John B. Lisle. They lived in Warm Springs township. “Sarah Gorenflo” was identified as the widow of Lewis Garrenfloe who was enumerated in the 1850 census of Buncombe County, page 246, August 14, 1850:

“Garrenfloe, L 42, gardner, born in Dutchy of
Baden
Sarah, 26, born in SC
Frederick 6, born in NC
Adelia 5, born in NC
Elizabeth 1, born in NC
Steadman, Eliza 17, born in NC
Whitaker, Elizabeth 17, born in NC
Perry, Wm. 22, laborer, born in NC
McPary Chas. 21, laborer, born in NC
Murray Lem’l 21, laborer, born in NC
Whitaker John 23, laborer, born in NC”

Madison County was organized from Buncombe County in 1851.
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Daniel Harry Gowen was born in 1846, probably in Madison County. He enlisted in Company H, North Carolina Second Infantry Battalion at age 18 on January 20, 1864.

The military record of “Daniel H. Gowin” reveals that he was admitted to the hospital May 11, 1864 at Farmville, Virginia with “vul. sclop.” He was returned to duty two months later on July 11, 1864. He was captured at Winchester, Virginia September 19, 1864 and was confined at Point Lookout, Maryland. He was released after taking the oath of allegiance on October 18, 1864 and joining the U. S. service.

Daniel Harry Gowen was married March 1, 1873 to Elizabeth Miller, according to “Madison County, North Carolina Marriages.”

“Daniel Gowen” was the head of a household recorded in the 1880 census of Madison County, Enumeration District 129, page 5, Little Pine Township as:

“Gowen, Daniel 34, born in NC
Elizabeth 27, born in NC
Newton 4, born in NC
Harry 2, born in NC
William 1, born in NC”

The name “Newton Gowen” suggests a relationship with Capt. Benjamin Newton and Nancy McCall Newton.

Children born to Daniel Harry Gowen and Elizabeth Miller Gowen include:

Perry Newton Gowen born December 27, 1875
Harry Gowen born about 1878
William Gowen born about 1889

Perry Newton Gowen, son of Daniel Harry Gowen and Elizabeth Miller Gowen, was born December 27, 1875 in North Carolina. He was married about 1899 to Emmaline Blankenship who was born June 23, 1877 to Sydney C. Blankenship in Madison County.

They removed to Hamblen County, Tennessee where he died December 2, 1954 at Wolf Creek, Tennessee. Emmaline Blankenship Gowen died January 20, 1967 in Morristown, Tennessee. She was buried n Fairview Cemetery in Madison County, North Carolina.

Children born to Perry Newton Gowen and Emmaline Blankenship Gowen include:

Hilliard Gowen born about 1901
Nova Gowen born about 1902
Opal Gowen born about 1905
Perry William Gowen born August 27, 1907

Hilliard Gowen, son of Perry Newton Gowen and Emmaline Blankenship Gowen, was born about 1901 in Madison County.

Nova Gowen, daughter of Perry Newton Gowen and Emmaline Blankenship Gowen, was born about 1902 in Madison County. She was married about 1920, husband’s name Trollinger.

Opal Gowen, daughter of Perry Newton Gowen and Emmaline Blankenship Gowen, was born about 1905 in Madison County. She was married about 1923 to Carl Holt.

Perry William Gowen, son of Perry Newton Gowen and Emmaline Blankenship Gowen, was born August 27, 1907 in Madison County. He was married about 1930 to Ella Mae Wyatt. He died January 16, 1993 in Madison County and was buried in Bonnie Hill Cemetery there.

Living nearby was the household of Henry Gowen, possibly a brother to Daniel Harry Gowen, in the 1880 census of Madison County, Enumeration District 129, page 7, Little Pine township as:

“Gowen, Henry 31, born in NC
Mary 19, born in NC, wife
Charley 5, born in NC, son
Ida 2, born in NC, daughter
Rosa 1/12, born in NC, daughter
Mitchell, John 17, born in NC, brother-in-law”
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James Gowen was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Madison County, Enumeration District 128, page 6, Sandy Wash Township, as:

“Gowen, James 32, born in NC
Mary M. 32, born in NC
William 8, born in NC
Marion 6, born in NC
Mary E. 4, born in NC
Robert G. 1, born in NC
Wells, Sara 23, born in NC, sister-in-law
James H. 4, born in NC”
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Mariah Gowen was married to George Washington Proter [Porter?] January 13, 1854 in Madison County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” Record 1005, bondsman A. A. Duncan, witness James Nichols, bond 78863. The marriage was performed by J. A. Fagg, JP.
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Vance Gowen [or Gawen] was listed as the head of a house­hold in the 1880 census of Madison County, Enumeration District 129, page 7, Little Pine Township as:

Gowen, Vance 29, born in NC
Rachael 24, born in NC
Thomas 7, born in NC
Sallie 5, born in NC
Isham 2, born in NC
Juliar 1/12, born in NC”
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Mary Gowens was married January 3, 1856 to Andrew Scronce, according to a descendant, Bob G. Scronce of Vale, North Carolina. Andrew Scronce was a son of Charles Scronce [born 1788, died after June 1880] of Lincoln County, North Carolina and Mary A. “Polly” Pitts Scronce [daughter of Conrad Pitts]

Children born to them include:

Mary Ann Scronce born about 1858
Deline Scronce born about 1860
Conrad A. Scronce born about 1862
Rosanna Scronce born about 1866
Pinkney Scronce born about 1869
Martha Scronce born about 1873

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