South Carolina – Spartanburg County

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1790 Dec 1 Peter Bennett hires John Gowen to dispose of property owned by Abner Nash decd in Spartanburg SC
1786 Nov 22 Abner Nash Esq late of Craven made his last will and testamentand appt Jacob Blunt Sr, Alford Moore, Thomas Pearson, and William Blunt his executors of will. Peter Bennett the attorny of Whiteright Pearson, appoint John Gowen of Spartanburg my attorney and attorney for Whitewright Pearson executor. Signed P. Bennett.
Wits: William Easley, Allen Gowen.  Spartanburg Co, SC Conveyance books, v. C-E 1792-1797. Book C pg 230 (pg 132 of FamilySearch).
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1791 April 7 Philemon Martin and William Rush to John Gowen, Esquire 200 acres in Spartanburg Co SC
Between William Rush of North Carolina and John Gowen of South Carolina and Pinckney Dist. Re a grant to Jesse Martin Gov of NC conveyed to Timothy Terrill on Nov 25 1771 200 acres on both sides of the Mill Creek waters of the N side of South Pakotate where John McNeel formerly lived. Later fell into hands of William Rush who sells for 30 pounds to John Gowen 200 acres.  Spartanburg Co SC, Conveyance books, v. 1A-B 1785-1792. pg 450 (pg 363 in FamilySearch).
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1791 April 11 Treasurers of State from John Gowen commissioned as Sheriff in Spartanburg Co SC Bk B, pg 472.  John Gowen to The Treasurers of South Carolina Bond of Office No 392.
Know all men by these presents that we John Gowen, William Benson and Andrew Thomas are held and firmly bound unto the commissioners of the Treasury of the State aforesaid, for the time being their heirs and successors in said office, in the sum of fifteen hundred pounds lawful money, to be paid to the said Treasurers or their successors aforesaid, to which payment will and truly to be made and done, we bind ourselves and each of us, our heirs executors and administrators firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated the 11th day of April, AD 1791.
The condition of the above obligation is each that if the above bounded John Gowen lately appointed and commissioned Sheriff of the County of Spartanburgh in the State abovesaid, shalll will and faithfully execute the office of Sheriff of the County aforesaid and collect all fees and taxes to him delivered, and pay the same according to law. And in all other things observe and execute his said office, during the term of his being Sheriff of said county. Then the above obligation to be void and of none effect. Otherwise to remain in full force in law.
Signed: John Gowen, William Benson, Andrew Thomson. Sign’d seal’d and delivered in open court. Spartanburg County, SC. Bk B, pg 472.

1792 July 6 John Gowen recd 249 acres from Wm Jamison in Spartanburg Co SC.   John Gowen of Pinckney Dist from William Jamison of Washington Dist, recd land granted April 5 1790 to William Jamison containing 249 acres on N fork of Mill Creek of the S fork of Paccolate. Signed William Jamison. Wits James Jordan, Thomas Binson, and William Martin. Spartanburg Co, SC Conveyance books, v. C-E 1792-1797. Book C pg 115 (pg 74 of FamilySearch).
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1794 March 18 John Gowan to Bartholomew Grogan 150 acres on Beaverdam. Whereas by a certain grant bearing date Nov 25, 1771, from his excellency Joseph Martin Esq Governer and Commander in and over the State of North Carolina . . . granted Abigail Terrel a tract of land containing 150 acres on both sides of the Beaver Dam Creek of S Packolate, including the plantation that said Grogin bought of Isaac Spevey. Such grant has since been transferred in unto said Gowen. John Gowen sells unto said Grogin the above mentioned tract. Signed: John Gowen. Wits: Isaac Spivey, James(?) Gowen.   Spartanburg Co SC, Bk D, pg 9

1796 Oct 10 Allen Gowen to Bobo Burrell 300 acres on Tygar River.  Allen Gowen of Tennessee State and County of Davidson to Burrell Bobo of Spartanburg County, South Carolina, 300 acres, it being originally granted to Joseph Gowen by his Excellency Lord Charles Granville Montague Capt. Genl. and Commander in Chief December 23, 1771, then descended to Allen Gowen his lawful heir by lineal decent at his decease, land situate lying and being in Spartanburg County, SC, on the N side of Tyger River, NE on Thomas Fletcher’s land, all other sides vacant when surveyed. Signed: Allen Gowen. Wits: Martin Newman, Charity Newman, Simpson Newman. Recd the 20th Oct 1796 of Burrell Bobo the full consideration sum for the within land 300 acres. Signed: Allen Gowen.  Proved up on Oct 22, 1796. Spartanburg Co SC, Bk E, pg 75.

1797 Jan 10 John Gowen to Abner Hona 100 acres on Mill Cr.  John Gowen of Spartanburg County, to Abner Hona of Spartanburg County, a tract of land in Spartanburg County on both sides of the S Fork of the Mill Creek . . . between the N Fork and the S Fork of said Mill Creek . . . containing 100 acres including the plantation commonly called McNeals Old Place. Signed: John Gowen. Wits: John Easley, John Robuck.
Spartanburg Co SC, Bk E, pg 22

1797 July 19 John Gowen Sheriff to William Dalton 200 acres on N Pacolet R.   John Gowen late Sheriff of Spartanburg County, SC to William Dalton of Spartanburg County, whereas John Moore was lately seized in fee simple to him . . . a tract of land containing 200 acres in the District of Pinckney, Spartanburg County, on both sides of N Pacolet River . . . whereas Winthrop Todd attained a judgment in Spartanburg County at the Jan Term 1792 against John Moore for 86 pounds, 19 shillings sterling money, and costs. Levy against John Moore for judgment . . . said John Gowen Sheriff did seize and execute the tract of land after notice, and sold at auction on June 13, 1792. William Dalton won bid. John Gowen conveyed land to William Dalton. Signed: John Gowen, Sheriff. Wits: S Farrow, John Lancaster. Proved up July 19, 1796. Spartanburg Co SC, Bk F, pg 178

1800 Oct 28 John Gowen to James McDowell 250 acres on Lawsons Fork.  John Gowen of Spartanburg County, SC to James McDowell of Spartanburg County, a tract of land on the branches of S Pacolate River and Lawsons Fork containing 250 acres originally granted to James Rutherford, by him conveyed to Major John Gowen on Jan 19, 1793. Signed: John Gowen. Wits: William Anderson, Robert McDowell. Proved up Oct 28, 1800. Spartanburg Co SC, Bk G, pg 134

1800 US Census in Spartanburg County, SC with John Gowen, 1 white male over 45, 1 white male 16 to 25, 2 white males 10 to 15, 1 white female over 45, 1 white female 16 to 25, 1 white female 10 to 15, 1 white female under 10.

1801 William M Gowen from B F Bush 54 acres in Spartanburg Co SC, Bk OO, pg 177
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1803 June 9 John Gowen to Robert Black 268 acres on S Pacolet R.  John Gowen of Spartanburg Dist to Robert Black of York District, SC, a parcel of land in Spartanburg Dist on the S side of South Pacolet containing 268 acres. Signed: John Gowen. Wits: And. Ferguson, Richard Venables. Proved up Aug 15, 1818. Spartanburg Co SC, Bk Q pg 150.

1804 Feb 29 John Gowen from Anthony Simons, etal 1450 acres on S Pacolet Riv.  Benjamin Bonner Simons and Anthony Simons of the City of Charleston, SC, to John Gowen of Spartanburg Dist, SC, . . . convey two tracts of land containing 1450 acres in Craven County, originally granted to Henry Bonneau and Peter Cidean a tract of 1000 acres bounding on the NW on land belonging to Lord Charles Granville Montague, W on Cherokee land, S on the S Pacolate River, SE on lands of Anthony Simons, and SE on vacant land. The other tract containing 450 acres in Craven County butting and bounding NW and SW on land laid out to Henry Bonneau, NE on vacant land, and S on the South Pacolate River . . . the two tracts of land were conveyed to Henry Bonneau and Peter Cedean, then to Anthony Simons on Oct 10, 1774, and on the second and third day of April 1788. Signed: Benj B Simons, A. Simons. Wits: Jeremiah Brown, William Gowen. Proved up Feb 29, 1804. Spartanburg Co SC, Bk K, pg 16

1808 March 29 John Gowen to James Southerland 150 acres on Mill Cr.  John Gowen of Spartanburg District to James Sutherland of Pendleton Dist, a tract of land in Spartanburg Dist on both sides of Mill Creek on E side of the Creek . . . adjacent Wm Emry’s corner . . . by estimation 150 acres including the dwelling house and plantation whereon Nelly White now lives. Signed: John Gowen. Wits: John Whitten, Willey Brown. Proved up March 2, 1810. Spartanburg Co SC, Bk M, pg 207.

1808 April 19 John Gowen to Richard Vennable 582 acres on S Pacolet R.  John Gowen of Spartanburg District to Richard Vennable of Spartanburg Dist, SC a parcel of land containing 582 acres on S Pacolet River bounding on Robert Hawkins land, on land granted to John McGuin, on Robert Black’s land by S Pacolate River, and by James McClure’s land, being part of a tract of land originally granted to John Gowen on June 6, 1800. Signed: John Gowen. Wits: Gal Benson, John Gowen Jr. Proved up Oct 3, 1808.  Spartanburg Co SC, Bk L, pg 335.

1809 Feb 1 John Gowen to Jonathan Stokes 542 acres on S Pacolet R.  John Gowen of Spartanburg District to Jonathan Stokes of Spartanburg District, a tract of and in Spartanburg Dist, on the S side of South Pacolate River . . . along Moulton’s line, containing 542 acres, being part of two tracts . . . the North end originally granted to George Thompson by patent June 5, 1786 and including the plantation whereon Polly Saunders now lives. The other end or tract granted to John Gowen on July 1, 1783. Signed: John Gowen. Wits: Lemuel Stokes, Willey Brown. Proved up April 6, 1812. Spartanburg Co SC, Bk N, pg 95

1809 Aug 20 John Gowen to Atlanta Saunders etal 100 acres and 100 acres.  I John Gowen do give and bequeath unto Atlanta and Dounda, daughters of Polly Saunders, each 100 acres of land . . . on the River at my cross fence . . . for Atlanta . . . for Dounda . . . so as to strike the upper corner of Bartholomew Grogan’s land. Signed: John Gowen. Wits: Theron Earle, C W McVay, Willey Brown. Proved up Jan 8, 1810.Spartanburg Co SC, Bk M, pg 303.

1810 US Census Spartanburg with James Gowen, 1 white male 26 to 44, 1 white female 16 to 25, 1 white female under 10.

1813 May 22 John Gowen, WB etal to Henry Grogan 100 acres on Beaverdam Cr.  John Gowen, James Blasingame, Street Thurston, and Winn B. Gowen all of Greenville Dist, SC executors of the last will and testament of John Gowen decd by Henry Grogan of Spartanburg Dist, convey a tract of land in Spartanburg Dist to Henry Grogan on both sides of Beaver Dam Creek, a branch of South Pacolatte River on the N bank of the River at John Grogan’s corner . . . on Bartholomew Grogan’s line, to Dounda’s corner . . . containing est 100 acres . . . part of a tract of 450 acres granted to Peter Vidion and certified on Oct 6, 1772 whereon the said Henry now lives. Signed: John Gowen, James Blasingame, Street Thurston, W B Gowen. Wits: Willey Brown, John Lucas. Proved up Nov 20, 1813.  Spartanburg Co SC, Bk O, pg 47

1813 May 24 James Gowen to Willey S Brown 800 acres on Mile Cr of Pacolet R.  James Gowen of Greenville Dist to Willey Brown of Spartanburg Dist . . . a tract of land in Spartanburg Dist, SC, on both sides of Mill Creek a branch of S Pacolate River . . . on the N side of said River at a ford between where Capt John Lucas now lives, and Brown . . . to James Sutherland’s line . . . containing 800 acres including a field known by Lawrences . . . being part of a survey granted Oct 6, 1772 to Henry Bouneau, willed unto my father John Gowen before his death. Signed: James Gowen. Wits: Julius Nichols, James Blassingame. Elizabeth Gowen, wife of James Gowen relinquished her dower on the 7th day of (?) 1813. Signed: Elizabeth Gowen. Proved up Sept 25, 1813. Spartanburg Co SC, Bk O, pg 25

1814 May 24 John Gowen, WB etal to Bartholomew Grogan 100 acres on S Pacolet River.  John Gowen, James Blasingame, Steet Thurston, and Winn B Gowen to Bartholomew Grogan of Spartanburg Dist . . . a tract of land in Spartanburg Dist, on the S side of South Pacolate River known by James Bradens plantation . . . Rui Ross’ corner . . . along John Lucas’ land . . . containing 100 acres formerly belonged to John Gowen decd, now with John Gowen, James Blasingame, Street Thurston, and Winn B Gowen. Signed: John Gowen, W B Gowen, Street Thurston, James Blasingame. Wits: Henry Wolf, Henry Grogan. Proved up Feb 16, 1815. Spartanburg Co SC, Bk O, pg 219

1818 March 31 John Gowen, WB etal to Thomas Grogan 100 acres on S Pacolet River.  John Gowen, Winn B Gowen, Street Thurston, and James Blassingame (all of Greenville Dist) appointed by the last will and testament of John Gowen, decd, convey to Thomas Grogan of Spartanburg Dist . . . convey land in Spartanburg Dist on the N side of South Pacolate River, on the North side thereof . . . to Brown’s corner . . . to a branch known as Pennington’s Mill House (or Still House) . . . est 100 acres including the house where the said Thomas now lives . . . part of a tract originally granted Henry Bruneau for 1000 acres . . . part of the estate of said John Gowen decd. Signed: John Gowen, W B Gowen, Street Thurston, James Blasingame. Wits: Asa Crowder, Minor Brown. Proved up Sept 12, 1818.  Spartanburg Co SC, Bk Q, pg 118

1821 Dec 1 John Gowen and Winn B Gowen exrs to John Lucas 1357 acres on S Pacolet River. John Gowen and Winn B Gowen two executors of the estate of our father John Gowen decd, late of Spartanburg Dist., both of Greenville Dist, convey to John Lucas a tract of land mostly in Spartanburg Dist, small part in Greenville Dist, on both sides of S Pacolate River . . . Bartholomew Grogan’s corner . . . near the District road . . . William Archer’s corner . .. W S Brown’s corner . . . containing and estimated 1357 acres being part of our father’s land including the dwelling where John Lucas now lives. Signed: John Gowen, W B Gowen. Wits: John Gowen Jr, Ambrose Williams Sr. Proved up Dec 20, 1823.  Spartanburg Co SC, Bk T, pg 246

1822 Nov 6 John Gowen and Winn B Gowen exrs to John Lucas 120 acres on S Pacolet River.  John Gowen and Winn B Gowen of Greenville Dist, SC executors of John Gowen, decd convey to John Lucas of Spartanburg Dist . . . a tract of land in Spartanburg Dist on the N side of South Pacolate . . . at a corner made by Willey S Brown on the N side of the river, for James Gowen between the Jamison’s fields, and the long bottom, thence with said Gowen’s line near Brown’s line . . . with the line of John Gowen decd’s land to Thomas Grogan’s corner . . . containing 120 acres. Signed: John Gowen, W B Gowen. Wits: B Dunham, John Stokes. Proved up May 3, 1826.  Spartanburg Co SC, Bk T, pg 246

1837 Aug 31 Williams Goans from Joseph Laurens 166 acres on Green Cr.  Joseph Laurence of Spartanburg Dist, SC to William Goan of Spartanburg Dist, 166 acres of land in Spartanburg Dist, SC, on the waters of Greens Creek, it being the waters of Lawsons Fork. Signed: Joseph Lawrence. Wits: John Snoddy, John Gramlin. Proved up April 2, 1838. Spartanburg Co SC, Bk W, pg 517.

1840 Sept 7 Williams Goans from Joseph Lawrence 93 acres on Lawson Fork.  Joseph Lawrence of Spartanburg Dist to William Goan of Spartanburg Dist a tract of land containing 93 acres in Spartanburg Dist, SC on waters of Grands Creek, it being the Waters of Lawsons Fork. Signed: Joseph Lawrence. Wits: W G Gramling, John Snoddy Jr. Proved up May 3, 1841.Spartanburg Co SC, Bk X, pg 499

1841 March 19 Williams Goans from Peggy Lawrence dower release.  Peggy Lawrence wife of Joseph Lawrence released her dower for land deeded to William Goan. Signed Peggy Lawrence. Wit: John Chapman Spartanburg Co SC, Bk X, pg 452

1845 Sept 4 William Gowin to John Linder 166 acres and 93 acres on Greens Cr.  William Gowin to John Linder a tract of land lying on the waters of Greene Creek of Lawson’s Fork, one tract containing 93 acres, also an adjoining tract containing 166 acres. Signed: William Gowin. Wits: William B Bishop, Joseph Lawrence. Proved up Oct 6, 1845.Spartanburg Co SC, Bk Z, pg 88

1846 Apr 20 Priscilla Gowin wife of William Gowin to John Linder her dower release.  Spartanburg Co SC, Bk Z, pg 253

1849 Jan 1 William Goins to Wm Carver 180 acres.  Spartanburg Co SC, Bk AA, pg 131

1849 Jan 1 William Goens from Wm Carver 180 acres.  Spartanburg Co SC, Bk CC, pg 80

1854 Feb 10 William Goins from Priscilla Stone 10 acres on Lawson Fork.  Spartanburg Co SC, Bk DD, pg 477

1857 William Goins from E M Cooper 142 acres on Clark Rd.  Spartanburg Co SC, Bk EE, pg 527
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1857 William Goins from Alexander Wingo sheriff 100 acres.  Spartanburg Co SC, Bk GG, pg 28
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1857 Wm Goins from Jas Tapp 280 acres.  Spartanburg Co SC, Bk YY, pg 447
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1858 Martin Goins from Joseph Lawrence 100 acres on Howard Gap Rd.  Spartanburg Co SC, Bk XX, pg 38
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1858 William Goin from E M Cooper 1 tract on Green Cr.  Spartanburg Co SC, Bk FF, pg 264
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1858 William Goin to E M Cooper 171 acres on Lawson Fork Cr.  Spartanburg Co SC, Bk FF, pg 265
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1858 Thomas Goins from Jas M Bowden 75 acres on Howard Gap Rd.  Spartanburg Co SC, Bk FF, pg 380
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1859 Simon Goin from William Goin 177 acres.   Spartanburg Co SC, Bk FF, pg 403
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From Gowen Manuscript:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms106.htm

David Gowen was listed as a member of the Spartan Regiment commanded by Col. James Myrick during the Revolutionary War. David Gowen was later killed in action. The organiza-tion was later known as Roebuck’s Regiment. The roster was compiled by Col. Robert B. Walker and was published in the “Spartanburg Herald.” The transcription was contributed by Frank Scott. The roster of the regiment, taken on an un-known date, lists the soldiers who composed the regiment.

“Colonel:
John Thomas

Captains:
Daniel McCleary
Benjamin Roebuck
James Elder
William Wood
Joseph Wofford
William Wofford

Lieutenants:
Allen Sarrat
James Reynolds

Sergeant:
Robert Thomas

Privates
Hopkins Bright
Tob Bright, Jr.
Isaac Brooks
James Brown, Jr.
Jesse Brown
Charles Bruce
Aaron Casey
Chris Casey
Wm Castleberry
Gib Champaigne
Ric Champaigne
Daniel Chandler
Jeremh Chandler
John Chisom
Chrstphr Clark
John Clayton
Jermiah Delton
Moses Duncan
Thomas Dunlap
Bayllis Earle
John Easley
Millington Easley
John Elder
Thomas Elder
William Elder
Jebens Evans
John Farrow
Landon Farrow
Thomas Farrow
Samuel Farrow
Daniel French
Ambrose Finnell
Alexander Floyd
Elisha Ford
John Ford
Isham Foster
Sol Forrester
Moses Fowler
Paul Fountain
Samuel Fowler
Joseph French
Lofford French
Michael French
Simon French
John Fryer
James Cage
William Gaston
John Gibbs
James Gillespe
Francis Gilmore
Joseph Gilmore
David Golightly
Hugh Golightly
John Golightly
Shan Golightly
Wm Golightly
David Gowen
Ignatis Griffin
Daniel Griggs
David Grimes
William Grimes
Joseph Grissell
George Grissell
John Harden
James Hamilton
Gale Hampton
John Harris
Matthew Harris
Samuel Harris

Thomas Harriss
West Harris
Hene Hardgraves
George Hayes
John Head
Thomas Hainey
James Ham
Alex Henderson
Thomas Hightower
John Hillers
Robert Hobbs
Joseph Holcom
Moses Holcom
Sherrill Holcom
Thomas Holcom
Jesse Holden
Jon Holloway
Edward Hooker
Enoch Hooker
Thomas Howard
Josph Howell
James Hughes
James Hulsey
Rich Hutchins
Chas James
Elisha James
Wm Jamison
Benj Ingram
Eds Inman
Benj Jones
James Jones
Matthew Jones
Jas Johnson
Noel Johnson
Jacob Isom
Amos Justice
Levi Kearsey
Rndlph Kearsey
Benj Kavil
Alex Kilpatrick
Jon Kilpatrick
Thom Kimball
John King
San Kitcart
Jacob Langston
Jon Lanston
Jesse Lackston
James Lee
James Lees
David Lewis
Ephramin Lewis
David Leech
Rich Lewis
Elias Leggett
Jon Lucas
Jeremiah Lucas
James Lynch
John Lynch
Wm Lynch
Nath McCarrell
Matias McBee
Vardrey McBee
Thom McKee
Jon McIlroy
Wm Mackey
Thos Manson
Geo Martin
Jos McCarter
Jon McClure
Sam McClure
Daniel McCollum
James McCord
James McDowell
James McHaffy
Alex McIheeny
Jas McIhenny
David McIllroy
Thom McKee
James McMaghorn
Robt McMillen
Wm McKnight
Daniel Mather
Wm Merchant
Thom Miles
James Miller
Jon Miller
Michael Miller
Nat Miller
Edw Mitchison
Matthew McAboy
Henry Moffitt
Abram Moore
Burt Moore
Francis Moore
Hugh Moore
Jason Moore
Jon Moore
Jooseph Moore, Jr.
Thom Moore
Thom Peden
Anthony Pearson
Hen Pennington
Jacb Pettington
Henry Pettit
Joshua Pettit
James Pharis
Cas Phillips
Stnph Phillips
Christ Plunket
Francis Pryor
Jon Pryor
Sam Randals
Dudley Redd
Sam Redman
Benj Rhodes
Chris Rhodes
James Rhodes
William Richman
James Richey
Obediah Roberts
Nat Robinson
Rich Robinson
George Roebuck
John Roebuck
John Luke Roy*
Jon Sarratt
Jeremiah Salmon
Edw Shurley
Wm Silversides
Wm Simmons
Aaron Smith
Flemming Smith
Giles Smith
Hancock Smith
James Smith
Jon Smith
Nathan Smith
Roger Smith
Thom Smith
Sam Smith
Zopher Smith
Jon Snoddy
Samu Snoddy
Moses Spann
Benj Stone
Daniel Stevens
Wm Stevens
Peter Sullivant
Drury Taylor
Jas Taylor
Lewis Taylor
Jesse Taylor
Jesse Temple
Jon Thomas , Jr
Wm Thomas
Absalom Thompson
Burrill Thompson
Moses Thompson
Sam Thompson
Sam Thompson
Josiah Thompson
[…] Timmons
Phillip Tippins
Abram Toney
Chas Toney
Crurey Toney
Erasms Tollison
Jon Turner
Jonathn Turner
Sam Turner
John Twitty
Jsph Vennible
Tom Vicary
Chas Wakefield
Shadrck Waldrop
Geo Walker
Jon Walker
Thom Walker
Larrus Wallace
Jon Ward
Moses Ward
Thom Ward
Wm Waring
Hugh Warren
James Warren
Wm Warren
Benj Vaughn
Chas Waters
Joseph Watts
Wm Watson
Naval Wayland
John Welch
James White
Joseph White
Pndl Whitsworth
Jon Williams
Thom Williams
Nathaniel Williford
Richard Willis
James Wilson
Wm Wier
John Wood
James Wofford
George Wolf
William Young”
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Goen Childress , fourth child of of David Childress and Annie [Goen?] Childress, was born June 6, 1798 in South Carolina, probably Spartanburg County. David Childress was born there about 1768 and was married in South Carolina about 1789. David Childress was referred to March 3, 1804 in Stewart County, Tennessee Deed Book 1. Humphreys County, Tennessee was organized in 1809 with land from Stewart County and Smith County, and the Childress family found themselves in Humphreys County. Annie was born about 1774 in North Carolina, according to her enumeration in the 1850 census of Humphreys County, Tennessee. David Childress died there in October 1850.
Goen Childress was married about 1818 to Orpha Box, daughter of Moses Box and Nancy Box. She was born in South Carolina February 6, 1799.
“Goin Childress” was enumerated in the 1820 census of Humphreys County, page 5:
“Goin, Childress white male 26-44
white female 16-25
white female 45+”

Goen Childress reappeared in the 1830 cenus of Humphreys County as the head of a household.
An early lexicon gave a description of early days in Humphreys County:
“Waverly, the county seat of Humphreys County, is a flourishing inland town of about 800 inhabitants, and is situated very near the center of the county on the St. Louis branch of the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway, 67 miles west of Nashville and 11 miles east of Johnsonville on the Tennessee River. Trace Creek flows through the north portion of the town, and is spanned by a substantial foot bridge, 320 feet in length. At the time the commissioner elected Waverly for the new county seat, where the town now stands was an open field embracing 40 acres, which was owned by Gowan Childers and Christopher Wagoner, the former owning the northeast 10 acres and the latter the balance. In the summer of 1836 the above gentlemen donated the entire forty-acre tract without reserve to the county, and in the following fall the town was surveyed and laid out into town lots. Some time during December of the same year the lots were sold to the highest bidder, all being thus disposed of except one, which was donated or deeded to Gowan Childers, on which to erect a residence.”
“Gowen Childress” was enumerated at the head of Household 403-403 in the 1850 census of Marshall County, page 237.
“Childress, Gowan 51, farmer, $1700 real estate,
born in SC
Eliza 51, wife, born in SC
Isaac 31, born in TN
Ellen 30, born in TN
Lucy 22, born in TN
Burtin 20, born in TN
Albert 17, born in TN
Gowen 13, born in TN
John 12, born in TN
H.R.M. 11, male, born in MS
Martha 9, born in MS
Eliza 7, born in MS”

Goen Childress was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1860 census at Tyro, Mississippi in Marshall County, page 50. “Goon Childress” was also enumerated at Wyatt, Missis-sippi, page 40 in the 1860 census of Marshall County.
Goen Childresss died January 18, 1870 in nearby Tate County, Missis-sippi. Orpha Box Childress died there March 17, 1871. They were buried in Tyro Cemetery in Marshall County.

Children born to them include:

Isaac L. Childress born in April 1821
Ellen Childress born February 11, 1826
Lucy Childress born about 1828
Burton M. Childress born about 1830
Albert W. Childress born about 1833
Goen Childress, Jr. born about 1837
John David Childress born March 5, 1838
H. R. W. Childress born about 1839
Martha Childress born about 1841
Eliza M. Childress born about 1842
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Gowan Clayton was enumerated in the 1790 census for the Greenville area of the District 96, according to the research of Mrs. Betty Clayton Hilton of Charlotte, North Carolina. She wrote:
“I believe Gowan Clayton to be the son of “Jaermeiah Claton” who was also enumerated in the 1790 Spartan-burg area of District 96. He was living with one female over 16, probably his wife. I have not found Jeremiah in any census thereafter. The next time I find him is in 1825. In the records of Spartanburg County Commis-sioners of the Poor the following is reported: ‘Paid Gow-in Cleaton, Agent for Jeremiah Clayton $12.50. Paid Goin Clayton in full to the present time $12.00.’ This continues through Aug. of 1826.

Gowan Clayton was in the 1790 and 1800 Census in the Greenville District, but not appear in Spartanburg Dis-trict until 1810. Then there were two Gowan Claytons in the 1810 and 1820 Census in Spartanburg District. There is a Gowan Clayton, Jr. on a land grant which indicates that there must have been a Gowan Clayton,Sr. somewhere around. The 1790 census gives Gowan Clayton’s age as 32. So where was he during those 32 years? Was this Gowan Clayton the “junior” on the land grant and the Gowan Clayton listed in Spartanburg, age 27, actually Gowan Clayton the “Third?”

Gowan Clayton is listed as the agent for Jeremiah Clay-ton. Jeremiah Clayton was listed on the 1755 Tax list for Granville County, North Carolina and also listed on the muster roll for Col. William Eaton’s Militia Regi-ment, Capt. John Sallis’ company in 1754 [along with the Gowen individuals.]

I am descended from:

Gowan Clayton, Jr. and Frances Clayton
Solomon Clayton and Nancy Brashears Clayton
John Gowan Clayton and Sarah Elizabeth Barnett
Joseph Washington Clayton and Nancy Jane Babb
Roman Gowan Clayton and Allie Cole Clayton”
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“Goan Clayton” deeded 150 acres on Wolfe Swamp Branch to James Clayton in 1816, according to Spartanburg County Deed Book Q, page 73.
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The obituary of John Gowan Clayton appeared in the January 20, 1930 edition of the “Spartanburg Herald:”

“Greer–Funeral services for John Gowan Clayton who died at his home were held last Monday at the Holly Springs Baptist church conducted by Rev. W. Y. Hen-derson. Interment will follow in the churchyard beside his wife who preceded him 11 years ago. Mr. Clayton was a successful farmer of the Holly Springs section and has made his home in the community all his life.

He was a Confederate veteran and served four years in Company C, 22nd South Carolina Infantry Regiment and was held in high esteem by all that knew him. Early after the war he was married to Miss Sarah Bar-nett and is survived by the following children: J. W. Clayton, G. L. Clayton, J. N. Clayton, Mrs. Jane Barn-ett of Campobello and Mrs. Nancy Neal of Spartanburg and a large number of grandchildren and great-grand-children. He was a faithful member of the Holly Springs Baptist Church for about 70 years.”
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William Gowan Brashear, son of William Brashear and Mary Elizabeth Clayton Brashear, was born January 13, 1807 in Spartanburg County. He was married about 1827 to Rosannah “Rosa” Wood. She was born September 24, 1809 in Spartan-burg County to James Wood and Susanna Burnett Wood, according to Joanne Scoby Morgan.

They left after 1826 for Ralls County, Missouri where they lived in 1831 and then removed to Hancock County, Illinois about. After a short residence there, they removed to Adams County, Illinois before 1836. In 1841 they relocated to Adair County, Missouri where William Gowan Brashear owned a large tract of land. He died there May 10, 1862. She died August 27, 1900 in Adair County.

Children born to William Gowan Brashear and Rosannah “Rosa” Wood Brashear include:

Millicent Brashear born October 15, 1826
Coleman Brashear born March 18, 1829
Mary Jane Brashear born September 30, 1831
Nancy Catherine Brashear born January 13, 1832
James William Brashear born April 15, 1836
Thomas Alexander Brashear born March 30, 1840
Susan A. Brashear born in 1843
Richard Matson Brashear born January 13, 1846
Cynthia Brashear born September 11, 1848
John W. Brashear [twin] born July 26, 1851
Martha E Brashear [twin] born July 26, 1851
George W. “Bruce” Brashear born July 26, 1855
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James B. Goin was born in South Carolina in 1818, according to the research of Hoyt Leroy Goin, a descendant of Russell-ville, Arkansas and a member of the Editorial Board of Gowen Research Foundation. He was married about 1843 to Mary Vaughn who was also born in South Carolina in 1814. In 1846 they were residents of Spartanburg County. James B. Goin died September 2, 1877.

Children born to James B. Goin and Mary Vaughn Goin include:

Jesse George William Goin born August 16, 1843
John James Goin born March 22, 1846
Thomas Wesley Goin born August 16, 1848
Sarah Elizabeth Goin born in 1850
Nancy M. Goin born in 1853
James Tilmann “Tim” Goin born in 1855
Sandford Vandiver Goin born in 1858

Jesse George William Goin, son of James B. Goin and Mary Vaughn Goin, was born August 16, 1843 in South Carolina, according to the research of Gail Coberly. He enlisted in Co. B, Fifth Alabama Infantry Regiment in April 1861 from Calhoun County, Alabama.

He was married December 4, 1866 to Henrietta Harrison who was born in 1852. He died March 2, 1921.

Children born to Jesse George William Goin and Henrietta Harrison Goin include:

James Tillman Goin born about 1868
Joseph Fletcher Goin born about 1872
Robert Goin born about 1877
Bertha Goin born about 1884
Laura Goin born about 1890
Lillie Goin born about 1892
Woodson Goin born about 1894

James Tillman Goin, son of Jesse George William Goin and Henrietta Harrison Goin, was born about 1868 in Mississippi, according to Gayle Coberly. He was married June 30, 1889 to Nattie Reynolds. He was remarried January 10, 1903 to Annie Smith. James Tillman Goin died in 1938.

Children born to James Tillman Goin and Nattie Reynolds Goin include:

Tom Alvin Goin born February 12, 1893
Mabel Goin born in 1896
Hubert Hugh Goin born in 1897
George Grundy Goin born about 1902

Children born to James Tillman Goin and Annie Smith Goin include:

James Tillman Goin, Jr. born in 1903
Bill Goin born in 1905
Floy Goin born in 1908
Sarah Etta Goin born in 1911
Mamie Goin born in 1913
Louise Goin born in 1917
Mary Lee Goin born in 1919
Myrtle M. Goin born June 10, 1922
Clyde Thomas Goin born in 1925

Tom Alvin Goin, son of James Tillman Goin and Nattie Reynolds Goin, was born February 12, 1893 in Mississippi. He was married November 9, 1915 to Alma Pruitt who was born November 10, 1894. Tom Alvin Goin died in 1932. Children born to Tom Alvin Goin and Alma Pruitt Goin include:

Wade D. Goin born in 1916
Verna D. Goin born in 1918
Lorene D. Goin born in 1919
Marie Goin born in 1922
Lucy Goin born in 1925
Polly Goin born in 1926
Rose Goin born in 1930
Ruby Goin born in 1932

Wade D. Goin son of Tom Alvin Goin and Alma Pruitt Goin, was born in 1916, according to Hoyt Leroy Goin. He died in 1984.

Verna D. Goin, daughter of Tom Alvin Goin and Alma Pruitt Goin, was born in 1918. She died in 1921 at age three.

Lorene D. Goin, daughter of Tom Alvin Goin and Alma Pruitt Goin, was born in 1919. She died in 1975, according to Hoyt Leroy Goin.

Mabel Goin, daughter of James Tillman Goin and Nattie Reynolds Goin, was born in 1896.

Hubert Hugh Goin, son of James Tillman Goin and Nattie Reynolds Goin, was born in 1897.

George Grundy Goin, son of James Tillman Goin and Nattie Reynolds Goin, was born about 1925 to Nettie Gray. Children born to George Grundy Goin and Nettie Gray Goin are unknown.

James Tillman Goin, Jr, son of James Tillman Goin and Annie Smith Goin, was born in 1903. He was married about 1926 to his cousin, Irene Jamison. No children were born to James Tillman Goin, Jr. and Irene Jamison Goin.

Bill Goin, son of James Tillman Goin and Annie Smith Goin, was born in 1905.

Floy Goin, daughter of James Tillman Goin and Annie Smith Goin, was born in 1908.

Sarah Etta Goin, daughter of James Tillman Goin and Annie Smith Goin, was born in 1911.

Mamie Goin, daughter of James Tillman Goin and Annie Smith Goin, was born in 1913.

Louise Goin, daughter of James Tillman Goin and Annie Smith Goin, was born in 1917,

Mary Lee Goin, daughter of James Tillman Goin and Annie Smith Goin, was born in 1919.

Myrtle M. Goin, daughter of James Tillman Goin and Annie Smith Goin, was born June 10, 1922, according to her daughter, Molly Studenroth.

Clyde Thomas Goin, son of James Tillman Goin and Annie Smith Goin, was born in 1925. He was married about 1946 to Beulah Adams who was born May 28, 1928.

Children born to Clyde Thomas Goin and Beulah Adams Goin include.

Jerry Goin born in 1948
Larry Goin born in 1951
Lynn Goin born in 1953
Rickey Goin born in 1956
Dennis Goin born in 1964

Joseph Fletcher Goin, son of Jesse George William Goin and Henrietta Harrison Goin, was born about 1872 in Mississippi. He was married December 2, 1894 to Rose Luella Burford who was born in 1893. He was remarried September 10, 1914 to Corrie Ray Moncrief who was born November 15, 1878. He died in 1954 in Mississippi. Corrie Ray Moncrief Goin died February 28, 1968.

Children born to Joseph Fletcher Goin and Rose Luella Burford Goin include:

Jessie Alvestor Goin born in December 1898
Leona Essie Goin born April 11, 1900

Children born to Joseph Fletcher Goin and Corrie Ray Moncrief Goin include:

Byron Goin born in 1906
Donzie Goin born about 1907
Jack Goin born about 1908
Bessie Goin born about 1910
Ollie Goin born about 1913
Ruby Goin born about 1916
Mary Goin born about 1918
Thomas Goin born about 1922

Leona Essie Goin, daughter of Joseph Fletcher Goin and Rose Luella Burford Goin, was born April 11, 1900. She was married about 1918 to Glynn David Caldwell.

Children born to them include:

Anne Marie Caldwell born September 9, 1921
Ella Mae Caldwell born about 1923
Glynette Caldwell born about 1926

Anne Marie Caldwell, daughter of Glynn David Caldwell and Leona Essie Goin Caldwell, was born September 9, 1921 at Spadra, Arkansas in Johnson County. She was married about 1945 to Robert Thenius Lovelady. He was born November 5, 1920 at Linden, Texas. She died May 13, 1997 at Snyder, Texas.

Children born to them include:

Gayle Frances Lovelady born February 28, 1947
David Fletcher Lovelady born October 27, 1951
Robert Keith Lovelady born June 1, 1957

Gayle Frances Lovelady, daughter of Robert Thenius Lovelady and Anne Marie Caldwell Lovelady, was born February 28, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois. She was married about 1975 to Andrew Jefferson Coberly who was born January 7, 1947 in Holtville, California.

Children born to Andrew Jefferson Coberly and Gayle Frances Lovelady Coberly include:

Alina Ann Coberly born July 30, 1977
Anita Marie Coberly born May 12, 1981

David Fletcher Lovelady, son of Robert Thenius Lovelady and Anne Marie Caldwell Lovelady, was born October 27, 1951 in Snyder, Texas. He was married to Betty Richardson about 1973.

Children born to them include:

Jarin Lynn Lovelady born February 18, 1975
Robert Matthew Lovelady born November 22, 1982

Robert Keith Lovelady, sonb of Robert Thenius Lovelady and Anne Marie Caldwell Lovelady, was born June 1, 1957 at Snyder, Texas. He was married about 1980 to Laura Marie Fohn.

Children born to them include:

Virginia LouAnn Lovelady born December 2, 1983
Janlyn Marie Lovelady born October 27, 1987

Robert Goin, son of Jesse George William Goin and Henrietta Harrison Goin, was born about 1877.

Bertha Goin, daughter of Jesse George William Goin and Henrietta Harrison Goin, was born about 1884. She was married about 1902 to M. R. L. Jamison.

Children born to them include:

Irene Jamison born about 1904
Bilbo Jamison born about 1906
Larry T. Jamison born about 1908
Christine Jamison born about 1911
Louise Jamison born about 1915

Laura Goin, daughter of Jesse George William Goin and Henrietta Harrison Goin, was born about 1890.

Lillie Goin, daughter of Jesse George William Goin and Henrietta Harrison Goin, was born about 1892.

Woodson Goin, son of Jesse George William Goin and Henrietta Harrison Goin, was born about 1894.

John James Goin, son of James B. Goin and Mary Vaughn Goin, was born March 22, 1846 in Spartanburg County. He enlisted in Co. B, Fifth Alabama Infantry Regiment in 1863. He was married April 13, 1876 in Mississippi to Sarah Jane Freeze who was born March 2, 1850 in DeSoto County, Mis-sissippi. She was the daughter of Jacob Freeze and Sarah Freeze of North Carolina. In 1889 they lived in White Coun-ty, Arkansas, according to Hoyt Leroy Goin. Sarah Jane Freeze Goin died July 24, 1921 in Brookland, Arkansas, and he died there April 23, 1936.

Children born to them include:

Eugenia Gertrude Goin born February 2, 1878
John Alexander Goin born December 6, 1879
Minnie Lea Goin born December 31, 1883
Maggie Eula Goin born January 29, 1886
James Wilson Goin born May 16, 1889

Eugenia Gertrude Goin, daughter of John James Goin and Sarah Jane Freeze Goin, was born February 2, 1878 in Mississippi. She was married about 1898 to Alphonso Bertram Barrett who was born March 1, 1878. She died July 20, 1963, and he died March 20, 1969.

Children born to them include:

Syrilda Isabel Barrett born August 26, 1900
William Theodore Barrett born May 12, 1902
Herman Clyde Barrett born March 29, 1905
Estel Delaney Barrett born March 24, 1908
Major Elmer Barrett born January 12, 1911
Velma Daisy Barrett born August 9, 1913

John Alexander Goin, son of John James Goin and Sarah Jane Freeze Goin, was born December 6, 1879. He died March 4, 1946 unmarried.

Minnie Lee Goin, daughter of John James Goin and Sarah Jane Freeze Goin, was born December 31, 1883 in Missis-sippi. She considered marriage about 1899, prospective hus-band’s name Young. She was married about 1903 to Henry Mack Lary who was born June 22, 1875.

Children born to Minnie Lee Goin Young include:

Audrey Wayne Young born August 12, 1900

Children born to Henry Mack Lary and Minnie Lee Goin Young Lary include:

Kenneth Earl Lary born October 8, 1904
Pearl Lary born about 1906
Vernon Melvin Lary born April 4, 1914

James Wilson Goin, son of John James Goin and Sarah Jane Freeze Goin, was born May 16, 1889 in Coldwater, Mississippi. He was married October 25, 1911 to Ida Elizabeth Raines who was born December 4, 1893 in Humboldt, Tennessee. She was the daughter of Albert Leroy Raines and Samantha Elizabeth Roseman Raines, Tennesseeans. In 1923 they lived in Jonesboro, Arkansas. James Wilson Goin died May 26, 1960 in Wichita, Kansas, and Ida Elizabeth Raines Goin died October 20, 1979 in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Children born to them include:

Verna May Goin born July 31, 1912
Vera Elizabeth Goin born in 1913
Lowell Wilson Goin born November 25, 1914
Maggie Irene Goin born in 1917
George Eugene Goin born May 9, 1918
Hoyt Leroy Goin born March 3, 1923

Verna May Goin, daughter of James Wilson Goin and Ida Elizabeth Raines Goin, was born July 31, 1912. She was married about 1930 to William Stanley Doak who was born June 1, 1905. He died January 30, 1983 and she died October 16, 1988.

Vera Elizabeth Goin, daughter of James Wilson Goin and Ida Elizabeth Raines Goin, was born in 1913 and died in 1914.

Lowell Wilson Goin, son of James Wilson Goin and Ida Elizabeth Raines Goin, was born November 25, 1914. He was married about 1937 to Helen Lohman. He died July 11, 1985.

Maggie Irene, daughter of James Wilson Goin and Ida Elizabeth Raines Goin, was born in 1917 and died in 1918.

George Eugene Goin, son of James Wilson Goin and Ida Elizabeth Raines Goin, was born May 9, 1918. He was married about 1941 to Edith Johnson who was born January 8, 1919. She died in 1982, and he died May 4, 1984.

Children born to George Eugene Goin and Edith Johnson Goin include:

Dorothy Jean Goin born in 1942
James Eugene Goin born in 1945

Hoyt Leroy Goin, sixth child of seven of James Wilson Goin and Ida Elizabeth Raines Goin, was born March 3, 1923 in Brookland, Arkansas who he grew up on his father’s farm. He was graduated from high school at Trumann, Arkansas and en-listed in the U.S. Navy the following year. He served in the Aleutian Islands and the Philippines. He was married May 24, 1945 in San Jose, California to Ruth May Jones who was born February 8, 1924 in Swifton, Arkansas. Six months later, he received his discharge, and they moved to Jonesboro where he became a commercial photographer.

In 1947, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served in Ha-waii, Korea and domestic bases. He retired as a master ser-geant June 20, 1966. In 1966 he purchased a photography stu-dio in Russellville, Arkansas and operated it for seven years before retirement. They continued there in 1998. He died there of a massive heart attack April 7, 2003, according to his cousin, Molly Studenroth

Children born to Hoyt Leroy Goin and Ruth May Jones Goin include:

Charles Gregory Goin born December 31, 1945

Charles Gregory Goin, son of Hoyt Leroy Goin and Ruth May Jones Goin, was born December 3, 1945. He was married about 1971, wife’s name, Susan. In 1990, Maj. Charles Greg-ory Goin was a U.S. Air Force pilot.

A daughter was adopted by Charles Gregory Goin and Susan Goin:

Cassie Goin born about 1975

Thomas Wesley Goin, son of James B. Goin and Mary Vaughn Goin, was born August 16, 1848 in Georgia. He was married April 17, 1875 to Mary Smith who was also born in 1848. She died in 1890, and he died November 20, 1924 in Arkansas.

Children born to Thomas Wesley Goin and Mary Smith Goin include:

Maggie Eula Goin born January 29, 1876
Clyde Goin born January 8, 1880
Hugh Trevy Goin born about 1881
Daisy L. Goin born November 8, 1883
Nettie Ola Goin born March 12, 1884
Bert Goin born in 1886
Samuel Norwood Goin born February 2, 1889

Maggie Eula Goin, daughter of Thomas Wesley Goin and Mary Smith Goin, was born January 29, 1876 in Mississippi. She was married October 10, 1897 to Oliver Perry Bennett who was born November 12, 1876. He died November 6, 1937, and she died August 19, 1963 in Arkansas.

Children born to them include:

Susan Elizabeth Bennett born July 23, 1898
Mary Beulah Bennett born October 11, 1900
Oliver Martin Bennett born in 1902
James T. Bennett born February 9, 1905
Eula Estella Bennett born March 2, 1907
Luther Bennett born in 1909
Maggie Mae Bennett born March 13, 1912
Dorothy Marie Bennett born in 1913
Lawson Wilson Bennett born in 1916
Samuel Edgar Bennett born June 8, 1918

Clyde Goin, son of Thomas Wesley Goin and Mary Smith Goin, was born January 8, 1800.

Hugh Trevy Goin, son of Thomas Wesley Goin and Mary Smith Goin, was born about 1881 in Arkansas. He was mar-ried about 1899 to Dovie Henderson. He died March 26, 1901 in Arkansas.

Children born to Hugh Trevy Goin and Dovie Henderson Goin include:

Walter Hugh Goin born December 22, 1900

Walter Hugh Goin, son of Hugh Trevy Goin and Dovie Henderson Goin, was born December 22, 1900. He was married about 1923 to Frances Potoka who was born July 7, 1903. He died January 13, 1935. Children born to Walter Hugh Goin and Frances Potoka Goin are unknown.

Daisy L. Goin, daughter of Thomas Wesley Goin and Mary Smith Goin, was born November 8, 1883. She was married about 1899 to Fred M. Comstock who was born August 7, 1881. He died in 1952, and she died in 1960.

Children born to them include:

Herbert Nelson Comstock born March 25, 1900
William Horace Comstock born October 5, 1902
Walter Augusta Comstock born August 4, 1904

Nettie Ola Goin, daughter of Thomas Wesley Goin and Mary Smith Goin, was born March 12, 1884 in Arkansas. She was married about 1909 to Arthur C. Treadway who was born January 20, 1880. She died June 9, 1933, and he died August 10, 1940.

Children born to them include:

Roy Delton Treadway born November 6, 1910.
Troy Lee Treadway born in 1910
Inez M. Treadway born November 2, 1913
Thelma Treadway born about 1916
Cleo Treadway born about 1919
Ida Jo Treadway born February 3, 1929

Bert Goin, son of Thomas Wesley Goin and Mary Smith Goin, was born in 1886. He was married about 1904, wife’s name Dorsey. He died in 1923.

Children born to Bert Goin and Dorsey Goin include:

Percy Goin born in November 1905
Clarence Goin born about 1912

Samuel Norwood Goin, son of Thomas Wesley Goin and Mary Smith Goin, was born February 2, 1889 in Arkansas. He was married about 1920 to Paralee Marie Tippit who was born May 3, 1898. He die dApril 13, 1966.

Children born to Samuel Norwood Goin and Paralee Marie Tippitt Goin include:

Hazel Marie Goin born February 18, 1922

Hazel Marie Goin, daughter of Samuel Norwood Goin and Paralee Marie Tippitt Goin, was born February 18, 1922. She was married February 13, 1943 to Carl H. Prince who was born November 15, 1917.

Sarah Elizabeth Goin, daughter of James B. Goin and Mary Vaughn Goin, was born in 1850 in Georgia. She was married about 1867 to Drew McNair who was born in Janury 1848 in North Carolina.

Children born to them include:

Sallie McNair born in July 1876
Rush McNair born in 1879
Estell McNair born in February 1885
Lee McNair born in March 1887
Milton McNair born in 1889
Belle McNair born in January 1891

Nancy M. Goin, daughter of James B. Goin and Mary Vaughn Goin, was born in 1853 in Georgia. She was married about 1870 to J. L. Berry.

James Tilmon “Tim” Goin, son of James B. Goin and Mary Vaughn Goin, was born in 1855 in Georgia. He was married February 11, 1888 to Augusta Moore. Children born to James Tilmon “Tim” Goin and Augusta Moore Goin are unknown.

Sandford Vandiver Goin, son of James B. Goin and Mary Vaughn Goin, was born in 1858 in Alabama. He was married about 1886 to Sarah V. Mason who was born in March 1861. She died April 22, 1929, and he died August 7, 1931 in Arkan-sas.

Children born to Sandford Vandiver Goin and Sarah V. Mason Goin include:

Jessie Nolan Goin born in June 1888
Ethel Lenora Goin born in September 1889
Bertha Goin born in May 1892
Eula Goin born in January 1896

Jessie Nolan Goin, son of Sandford Vandiver Goin and Sarah V. Moody Goin, was born in June 1888. He was married about 1913, wife’s name Julia. He died December 22, 1943.

Chidren born to Jessie Nolan Goin and Julia Goin include:

Sandford Goin born about 1915
Shirley Goin born about 1917
Lois Ann Goin born about 1920
Bonnie Goin born about 1924

Ethel Lenora Goin, daughter of Sandford Vandiver Goin and Sarah V. Moody Goin, was born in September 1889. She was married about 1904 to John claude Conrad Thornburg who was born in 1876. She died in 1963, and he died in 1964.

Children born to them include:

Ethel Evelena Thornburg born in November 1906
Viola Mae Thornburg born in 1908
Nathan Sanford Thornburg born in 1910
Chester Yale Thornburg born in 1912
Bert Owen Thornburg born in 1914
Vernon Thomas Thornburg born in 1917
John Claude Thornburg born in 1919

Bertha Goin, daughter Sandford Vandiver Goin and Sarah V. Moody Goin, was born in May 1892. She was married in 1909 to William A. Wegman.

Children born to them include:

Irene Wegman born about 1911
Margaret Wegman born about 1913
Willimina Wegman born about 1916
Henry James Wegman born about 1920

Eula Goin, daughter of Sandford Vandiver Goin and Sarah V. Moody Goin, was born in January 1896. She was married about 1920 to Vernie E. Carroll. She died in 1983.

Children adopted by Vernie E. Carroll and Eula Goin Carroll include:

Doris Ann Carroll born June 19, 1928
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Martin Goin headed a family in the 1880 census of Spar­tanburg County, Enumeration District 138, page 83, Beech Springs township:

“Goin, Martin 46, born in South Carolina
Lou E. 34, born in South Carolina
Nancy 18, born in South Carolina
George N. 16, born in South Carolian
Cornelius M. 13, born in South Carolina
Naoma L. 11, born in South Carolina
Margaret A. 10, born in South Carolina
Nora M. 5, born in South Carolina”
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Gowan & Davis Market of Spartanburg was mentioned in a newspaper article in “The Spartanburg Free Lance” of July 29, 1904:

“A hard rain fell in this city Thursday afternoon about 5 o’clock lasting about an hour. Henry H. Murph, a paint-er was painfully cut across the forehead, shoulders and arms by a large glass 4 feet square blowing from the panel of a door upon his head at Gowan & Davis mar-ket.”
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Miss Amy Gowan, 19, was married to Frank Rainwater, 27, “both of Cherokee, Route 1” September 19, 1925 at Cherokee, South Carolina, according to the “Spartanburg Journal & Carolina Spartan.”
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Mrs. Anna Gowan, a widow of Spartanburg was married in 1914, according to Spartanburg County Marriage Book 2, page 26.
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Josephine Gowan, a 4-H Clubgirl of the Buck Creek community, was awarded second place for clothing design, according to the May 8, 1950 edition of the “Spartanburg Herald.”
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Christopher Gowan was also in Enumeration District 138 in 1880, page 86, Beech Springs township and recorded as the head of a household:

“Gowan, Christopher 44, [birth place not reported]
Anna Lou 40, born in SC
Joseph 14, [birth place not reported]
William W. 12, [birth place not reported]
J. Madison 10, [birth place not reported]
Ellis 4, [birth place not reported]

Children born to Christopher Gowan and Anna Lou Gowan include:

Joseph Gowan born about 1866
William W. Gowan born about 1868
J. Madison Gowan born about 1870
Ellis Gowan born about 1876
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Dela E. Gowan of Union, South Carolina was married to Dr. Manning T. Smith of Spartanburg Sunday, October 8, 1882 at the residence of Capt. John W. Wofford by Rev. R. H. Reid, according to the October 11, 1882 edition of the “Carolina Spartan.”
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Earl Gowan of Spartanburg County, was the father of Sgt. Melvin Gowan and Curtis Gowan.

Curtis Burgess Gowan, 21, of Inman was married December 11, 1914 to Lillie Stone, 18, of Inman, according to Marriage Book B in the Spartanburg County Probate Office. Children born to Curtis Burgess Gowan and Lillie Stone Gowan are unknown.

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George Washington Gowan was married November 23, 1884 at the residence of “S. Gowan at Inman, South Carolina” to Miss Frances Jane Dill by the Rev. R. A. Brock. The groom and bride were both from Spartanburg, South Carolina.

George Washington Gowan and his wife Frances Jane Dill Gowan were residents of Spartanburg in 1885. He served as a mail carrier from 1885 to 1890 in Spartanburg. He died in that year as the result of an accidental gunshot wound, according to Elaine Kitchen. George Washington Gowan had a kinsman, Martin Van Buren Gowan who lost a leg in the Battle of Man-assas during the Civil War. In reference to Martin Van Buren Gowan, Judy Bennett wrote August 24, 2001, “I have heard that Vincent Gowan and Nancy Reid Gowan of Virginia may be his parents, but there is no source other than LDS search results.”

Frances Jane Dill Gowan was remarried to John Calvin Turner and removed to Kearney County, Nebraska.

Children born to George Washington Gowan and Frances Jane Dill Gowan include:

Sherman Gowan born about 1886
Mary Gowan born about 1888
Carrie Gowan born July 28, 1890

Sherman Gowan, son of George Washington Gowan and Frances Jane Dill Gowan, was born about 1886 in Spartan-burg.

Mary Gowan, daughter of George Washington Gowan and Frances Jane Dill Gowan, was born about 1888.

Carrie Gowan, daughter of George Washington Gowan and Frances Jane Dill Gowan, was born July 28, 1890 in Spartan-burg. She was married December 26, 1917 to Albert Rastus Davenport who was born October 6, 1886 in Republic County, Kansas.

Martin Van Buren Gowan was married to Eliza Emmaline Burnett, according to the research of Judy Bennett. He was still living in December 1912, according to a letter written by his son.

“M. V. Gowan and Simeon Gowan of Inman, South Carolina were included in a list of jurors who were chosen to serve “in the second week of the month,” according to the “Carolina Spartan” published October 10, 1888.

“Mr. and Mrs. Martin Gowan of Pauline” attended the Wingo family reunion in 1936, according to the September 1, 1936 edition of the “Carolina Spartan.”

Children born to them include

Cornelius Mack Gowan born January 20, 1867
Naomi Luella Gowan born about 1869

Children born to Martin Van Buren Gowan and his second wife include:
Seinie Parthenay Gowan born about 1875

Cornelius Mack Gowan, son of Martin Van Buren Gowan and Eliza EmmalineBurnett Gowan, was born January 20, 1867. He was married about 1880, wife’s name Azzie. Azzie Gow-an died of a heart attack at age 42, according to Betty Jane Foster Dill of Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Cornelius Mack Gowan wrote a letter to John Henry Dill and Margaret “Maggie” Cook Dill December 30, 1912:

“Inman, SC Dec. 30, 1912

Dear Johny & Maggie
I have thought many times of you all, since I seen you and would be so glad to see you now. I have had lots of trouble since I seen you but there is always some way for any one that will try to get along. When Azzie died and left me with 8 children — one 5 months old, I could not see what to doo but I at once made up my mind to keep them all together. The baby died 10 days after Az-zie did. and the rest of the children and myself are toga-ther and getting along nicely. All are in school but one little girl 4 years old. She stays with Buddy Blackwell’s wife during school hours then they all come home and do the work of housekeeping. I am carrying the mail on RFD and am at home until 8:30 am and get back by 3:30 pm, so you see I can be at home most of the time when the children are. I guess you can hardly realize that 3 of my children are nearly grown. Olive is grown. Guy is 15 and weighs 135#. Bessie is almost as large as Olive, and best of all each does their part of the work cheerfully.

Well Johny I have just come from the burial of Mr. Wm. Bridges. There has been several deaths of old people that I suppose you remember. Adam Ballenger was buried a week ago. B. B. Chapman also about 10 days ago. Mr. T. E. Moore, Pres. of Tucapau Mills also died a short time ago.

About 4 weeks ago we thought Pa would die for 3 or 4 days but he is up again, but very feeble. Can’t last many months more.

Your Father was up to see me 2 weeks ago, he is very well and jovial as can be. Johny there were several South Carolinians left here for Okla few days ago. Joe Wingo and Family, Judd Hammett and Joe Suttle, they are at Wynne Wood.

Well Johny, I will close. Write me soon. I would be glad to hear from all often. Best Wishes for you & Maggie as you start on the new year.
C. M. Gowan.

”Johny” is John Henry Dill, son of James Edward Dill and his first wife. James Edward Dill married second, Seinie Parthenay Gowan, half sister of Columbus Mack Gowan [the letter writer]. Maggie is Margaret Cook, wife of John Henry. “Pa” is Martin Van Buren Gowan.

Naomi Luella Gowan, daughter of Martin Van Buren Gowan, and Eliza Emmaline Burnett Gowan, was born in 1869. She was married about 1886 to James Wayne Walden who was born in Spartanburg County in 1866 to Beecher Walden, Southern Railway Company agent and Vesta Taylor Beecher.

James Wayne Walden was employed as a bookkeeper at Bal-lenger’s Store, according to Judy Bennett, a great-grand-daughter. He died of pneumonia in 1901 at age 35 and was buried in First Baptist Church Cemetery in Inman, South Carolina, according to Judy Bennett. She wrote August 22, 2001 that both of them were violinists and that “He died young, and she took in boarders to provide a living for her family.

A news article in the “Spartanburg Journal” of 1903 men-tioned that “Mrs. Walden is building an addition to her house.” Her home stood in the area when the First Baptist Church of Inman stood in 2002.

Naomi Luella “Sweet Granny” Gowan Walden died in 1915 and was buried beside her husband.

Children born to them include:

Gladys Angella Walden born in 1888
Robert Fulton Walden born in 1890
George DeWitt Beecher Walden born in 1892
Grace Darlin Walden born in 1894
Ruth Walden born in 1899

Gladys Angella Walden, daughter of James Wayne Walden and Naomi Luella Gowan Walden, was born in 1888. She died in 1976.

Robert Fulton Walden, son of James Wayne Walden and Na-omi Luella Gowan Walden, was born in 1890 and died in the following year.

George Dewitt Beecher Walden, son of James Wayne Walden and Naomi Luella Gowan Walden, was born in 1892 at Inman. He died in 1942.

Grace Darlin Walden, daughter of James Wayne Walden and Naomi Luella Gowan Walden, was born in 1894. She was married about 1912 to Buford Collins, according to Judy Collins, her granddaughter.

Faye Walden, daughter of James Wayne Walden and Naomi Luella Gowan Walden, was born in 1896. She died in 1898.

Ruth Walden, daughter of James Wayne Walden and Naomi Luella Gowan Walden, was born in 1899 in Inman. She died in 1917.
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Curtis Gowan was married in December 1914 to Miss Lillie Stone, according to the “Spartanburg Herald.” Children born to Curtis Gowan and Lillie Stone Gowan are unknown.
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Furman Lee Gowan, 22 and Mrs. Nannie Shults, divorcee, 23 both of Drayton, South Carolina, were married May 9, 1920 by Rev. J. Foster Farr, according to the May 12, 1920 edition of the “Journal and Carolina Spartan.”

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Herbert Gowan was listed as a pallbearer in the obituary of William Pinckney Lancaster, 67 who died in August 1954. The obituary was published in the August 6, 1954 edition of the “Spartanburg Journal.”

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Horbert David Gowan was born November 20, 1946 in Spar-tanburg. He enlisted in the U. S. Air Force in 1966 and was discharged March 6, 1970 as a staff sergeant, according to Caddo Parish, Louisiana discharge records. He showed his residence at 14 Lenard Street, Inman, Spartanburg, at the time of his discharge.
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J. H. Gowan “died of natural causes in 1925,” according to the “Carolina Spartan.”
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J. J. Gowan of Inman was selected to serve as a juror July 27, 1908, according to “Spartan Daily Herald” of July 22, 1908.
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James Gowan was married December 27, 1870 to Miss Mar-ietta Fleming, “all of Spartanburg” by Rev. I. L. West, accord-ing to the “Carolina Spartan” in its January 5, 1871 edition. Children born to James Gowan and Marietta Fleming Gowan are unknown.
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James Gowan headed a household enumerated in the 1880 census of Spartanburg County, Enumeration District 139, page 69, Campobello township:

“Gowan, James 38, born in SC
Francis 24, born in SC
Thomas 2, born in SC
Atkins, Sallie 14, born in SC, niece”
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John V. Gowan was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Spartanburg County, Enumeration District 139, page 1, Campobello township:

“Gowan, John V. 25, born in SC
Jesse M. 6, born in SC
Calvin W. 4, born in SC
Emily A. 1, born in SC
King, Emily 43, born in SC, mother-in-law
Sizemore, Adrain 18, born in SC, no relation”
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Josephine Gowan, a 4-H Clubgirl of the Buck Creek community, was awarded second place for clothing design, according to the May 8, 1950 edition of the “Spartanburg Herald.”
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Mrs. Juanita Lee Gowan was mentioned in the obituary of her father, Hayden Carl Lee who died in May 1955. His death notice was published in the May 12 edition of the “Spartanburg Herald:”

“Hayden Carl Lee, 64, died at Mary Black Hospital. Mr. Lee, resident of Rt. 5 at Stone Station, had been in declin-ing health for some time.

He was a native of Spartanburg County, the son of the late A. A. and Ettie Sumner Lee. For 45 years he had been a well construction contractor. His wife, Mrs. Bertha Lee died in September 1940.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Juanita Gowan and Miss Gwendolyn Lee of Route 5 and Mrs. Elaine Fow-ler of Bishopville; one son, Wendell Lee, Rt.5, a brother M. S. LeeE of Rt.4 and 8 grandchildren. Funeral ser-vices are scheduled at Floyd Mortuary and burial in Greenlawn.”
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M. Gowan of Inman, South Carolina was listed as a Class B pensioner [Civil War?] in the April 28, 1907 edition of the “Spartanburg Herald.”

The newspaper reported that a total of $20,670.28 was paid out in 1907 to pensioners in Spartanburg County, the largest sum paid out to any county in South Carolina.
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Martin Gowan was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Beech Springs, South Carolina in Spartan-burg County
Gowan, Martin 46, farmer, born in SC, father,
born in SC, mother born
in SC
Lou E. 34, wife, keeping house, born
in SC, father born in SC,
mother born in SC
Nancy 18, daughter, born in SC, father
born in SC, mother born in
SC
George M. 16, son, laborer, born in SC,
father born in SC, mother
born in SC
Cornelius M. 13, son, laborer, born in SC,
father born in SC, mother
born in SC
Naoma L. 11, daughter, born in SC, father
born in SC, mother born in
SC
Margaret A. 10, daughter, born in SC, father
born in SC, mother born in
SC
Nora M. 5, daughter, born in SC, father
born in SC, mother born in
SC
Brown, Newton 28, laborer, born in SC, father
born in SC, mother born in
SC
Robert 3, born in SC, father born in
SC, mother born in SC?

Members of this family were buried at Inman Baptist Church Cemetery, according to Judy Bennett, a descendant.

Nora M. Gowan, daughter of Martin Gowan and Lou E. Gowan, was born about 1875 in South Carolina. “Nora Gowan” was married to P. B. Miller about 1890. He died January 1, 1930, according to his obituary in the January 2 edition of the “Carolina Spartan:”

“January 2 P. B. Miller, 63, prominent citizen of In-man, died at his home last night following an illness of a few days of pneumonia.

Mr. Miller was born in Spartanburg County and spent practically all his life in Inman. He was the operator of a mill there and had been engaged in this business for a number of years.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nora Gowan Miller, 3 daughters, Mrs. Carrie Bruce, Greer; Mrs. Julia Ech-ols, Sptbg; Miss Grace Miller, Inman and 5 sons, W. B, F. D, C. B, Edward, and T. L. MILLER of Greer.

Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Inman tomorrow.”
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Mary Ann Gowan was born in 1873, place and parents unknown. She was married to Boyd Kimbrell about 1890 and was later married to Fred Abernathy. She died in October 1942, according to her obituary in the October 11, 1942 edition of the “Spartanburg Herald:”

“Mrs. Mary Ann Gowan Kimbrell Abernathy, 69 of In-man died after a long illness. She is survived by her husband, Fred Abernathy, two sons from her first mar-riage, Boyd Kimbrell of Boiling Springs and Lonzo Kimbrell of Rutherfordton; four daughters from her first marriage, Mrs. Paul Abernathy of Chesnee, Mrs. Venie Roberson of Chesnee, Mrs. Dessie Blackwell of Haynes Shop and Mrs. Ola Can-trell of Chesnee; two children from her second marriage, Mrs. Lula Cantrell of Inman, and Buford Abernethy of In-man; two sissters, Mrs. Landrum Cash of Chesnee and Mrs. Jane Blackwell of Inman; three brothers, Henry Gowan of Chesnee, John Gowan of Mayo, and Perry Gowan of Inman and 32 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. The funeral service was conducted at Buck Creek Baptist Church, and burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Furman Mathis, Clyde Mathis, Luther Gowan, Wallace Go-wan, Early Gowan and Curtis Gowan.”
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Minnie Gowan was married “at the Methodist parsonage” to William Donahoo, “both of Inman Mills, and “were to honeymoon in Knoxville, Tennessee,” according to the April 1, 1921 edition of the “Carolina Spartan” as transcribed by Nancie O’Sullivan.
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The death of Mrs. Lizzie Gowan Thomas, 49 was reported in the April 1, 1921 edition of the “Carolina Spartan:”

“Mrs. Lizzie Gowan Thomas, 49, died at her home on Forest Street last night after a long illness. She is sur-vived by 6 children, Mrs. Lillie Mahaffey, Mrs. Maud Rowland, Miss Ruth Thomas, Miss Wilholmina Thom-as, Miss Sible Thomas and Setzler Thomas, all of the city; 2 brothers, J. T. Gowan and Rome Gowan and one sister, Mrs. Bertha Gowan Moseley, all of this city. Funeral was held at Green Street Baptist Church. In-terment took place at Middle Tyger Church , near Duncan.”
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Miss Rhoda Gowan “came forward with little William DuPre Bogan in her arms. She sang a most charming and beautiful lullaby. Children’s Day services were observed at Bogansville on Sunday, according to the “Spartanburg Herald.” [files of 1916]
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Sarah Gowan was a householder in the 1880 census of Spar-tanburg County, Enumeration District 139, page 68, Campo-bello township:

“Gowan, Sarah 56, born in SC
Mary 33, born in SC, daughter
Richard 18, born in SC, son
Balus [Bayliss?] 2, born in SC, grandson”
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T. S. Gowan was selected in 1903 as an overseer of the road from Campobello to Columbus, suggesting that he lived in that area.
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Rev. T. V. Gowan performed the wedding ceremony of William V. Floyd of Laurens County and Miss Mary E. Floyd of Spartanburg County on October 24, 1880, according to the “Carolina Spartan” of November 3, 1880. He also performed the marriage ceremony of F. M. Hammett and Miss Mary E. Collins, “all of Spartanburg” on November 21, 1880, according to the same newspaper. He also performed the marriage ceremonty of Zenas L. Martin and Miss Nancy Bishop, both of Spartanburg County on March 29, 1881.

Rev. T. V. Gowan performed the marriage ceremony of William A. Stone and Nancy A. Bruce, both of Spartanburg County, on September 18, 1881, according to the “Carolina Spartan” of October 5, 1881. Rev. T. V. Gowan also performed the marriage ceremony of James A. Brock of nearby Buncombe County, North Carolina and Nannie S. Bush of Spartanburg County on March 12, 1882. Rev. T. V. Gowan also performed the marriage of James H. Simmons and Miss Barbary Cook, both of Spartanburg on December 20, 1882. Rev. T. V. Gowan performed the wedding of E. K. Carver and Miss K. U. O. Peace, “all of Spartanburg County” December 23, 1883, according to the January 2, 1884 edition of the “Carolina Spartan.”
Jennie V. Gowan was married February 14, 1884 to M. R. King, both of Inman by Rev. R. A. Brock, assisted by Rev. T. V. Gowan. On February 21, 1884 Rev. T. V. Gowan per-formed the marriage ceremony of Barney T. Cheek and Miss Victoria Allbright, all of Spartanburg County, according to the “Carolina Spartan” of March 5, 1884.

Rev. Thomas V. Gowan performed the marriage December 24, 1885 of Nimrod E. Rogers and Corrie E. Waddle, “all of Spartanburg County.”

Rev. Thomas V. Gowan served as the temporary preacher for a new church that was organized at the Pisgah School, “about six miles from town,” according to the October 29, 1884 edition of the “Carolina Spartan.” The newspaper stated, ”They have also started a flourishing temperance organization and are really doing a good work in that neighborhood. Temperance, honesty, industry and the Christian religion will save people in this world and the world to come.”

Rev. Thomas V. Gowan who served in the South Carolina 1st Artillery Unit in the Civil War was chosen September 4, 1891 to enroll the names of all members of his Unit in a meeting of surviving Confederate veterans, according to a news article in the “Spartanburg Herald:”

“Sept. 4, 1891, the meeting of the Confederate Survi-vors took place at the encampment grounds. Col. Jos. Walker, Pres. of the Association, called the meeting to order.

A plan was proposed by which the survivors of the county might be enrolled. One person was to be ap-pointed from each company organized in this county to get up all the names of all the survivors now in the county.

These reports must embrace the name, postoffice, time of enlistment and command in which the soldier was mustered in, all transfers, when wounded, when cap-tured and when imprisoned; when and how discharged from service. This report applies to every Confederate survivor living in the county, although he may have never been in a South Carolina Regiment. DR. J. B. O. Landrum was elected historian of the Association.”

The fate of the compilation, if completed is unknown.
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Rev. Toy F. Gowan was a resident of Spartanburg County in 1946, according to the “Spartanburg Herald” of December 13, 1946.
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Mrs. W. Boyce Gowan of Enoree, South Carolina was listed as a daughter of James Franklin Thompson and Ida Thompson in the obituary of her father which was published in 1943 in the “Spartanburg Herald.” James Franklin Thompson was buried in the Cedar Spring Baptist Church Cemetery, according to the research of Nancie O’Sullivan.
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Wade Hampton Gowan was born in South Carolina in 1856. He was married in 1874 to Emmeline Frances Amos, sixth child of Charles Amos and Mary McElreath Amos, according to Dennis Amos, a descendant of Rock Hill, South Carolina and a member of Gowen Research Foundation. She was born in 1856 in South Carolina. She appeared as a six-year-old in the 1860 census of Spartanburg County, page 175. She reap-peared at age 14 living at Campobello, South Carolina in the 1870 census, page 350

Wade Hampton Gowan headed a household in the 1880 cen-sus of Spantanburg County, Enumeration District 139, page 15, Campobello township:

Gowan, Wade H. 24, born in SC
Emaline F. 22, born in SC
William D. 4, born in SC
Hester 1, born in SC”

Children born to Wade Hampton Gowan and Emmeline Frances Amos Gowan include:

William D. Gowan born in 1876
Hester Gowan born in 1879
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John C. Gowan headed a household enumerated in Enum-eration District 140, page 45, Cherokee township of Spar-tanburg County:

“Gowan, John C. 40, born in SC
Tennessee 40, born in SC
Henry 12, born in SC
Selena 11, born in SC
Perry 9, born in SC
Mary A. 7, born in SC
Alta Mina 5, born in SC
John 2, born in SC
Kimrell, Jane 18, born SC, step daughter”
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Myrtle S. Gowan, who was born in 1899, died in 1964. She was buried in Sunset Cemetery in Spartanburg County, ac-cording to Nancie O’Sullivan.
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William M. Gowan was enumerated as the head of a house-hold in the 1800 census of Spartanburg District. The house-hold consisted of:

“Gowan, William M. white male over 45
white female 26-45
white male 26-45
white male 10-16
white male 0-10
white female 0-10
white male 0-10”
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James Gowen was enumerated as the head of household in the 1840 census of Spartanburg County, page 119:

“Gowen, James white male 20-30
white female 20-30”
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William Gowin appeared as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Spartanburg County, page 116:

“William Gowin, white male 20-30
white female 20-30
white male 15-20
white female 15-20
white male 5-10
white male 5-10
white male 0-5
white male 0-5”
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James Going, listed at West Park Drive, according to the 1972 telepone directory of Spartanburg.
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Mary Going, was listed at 415 Stevens, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.
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Rev. Thomas Baxter Going and his cousins, Isaac Newton Going and James Robert Going are believed to be the “Gow-an” individuals mentioned in a newspaper article published in September 1891 by the “Spartanburg Herald:”

The article was extracted by Nancie O’Sullivan and analyzed by Kenneth Belcher. The article reports on a meeting of the Confederate Veteran Survivors Association of Spartanburg County that were still alive as of Sept. 1891.

“Friday, September 4, 1891, the meeting of the Confederate survivors took place at the encampment grounds. Col. Joseph David Walker, president of the Association called the meeting to order.”

Of Col. Walker, Kenneth Belcher wrote: He was born in 1831, married Anne M. Thorne, was enumerated in 1860 census, served in Palmetto Sharpshooters, died in 1902 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery at Spartanburg.

“Capt. John Wesley Wofford made the Chairman’s report. Capt. A. J. Glynn, chairman of the by-laws committee, made his report.”

Of Capt. Wofford, Belcher wrote: He was born in 1842, enumerated in 1860 census, captured, paroled at Greensboro, N.C.

“A plan was proposed by which the survivors of the county might be enrolled. One person was to be appointed from each company organized in this county to get up all the names of all the survivors now in the county.

These reports must embrace the name, post office, time of enlistment and command in which the soldier was mustered in, all transfers, when wounded, when captured and when imprisoned; when and how discharged from service. This report applies to every Confederate survivor living in the county, although he may have never been in a South Carolina Regiment.

The committee had invited Maj. David Robinson Duncan and David Johnson , Jr. to address the assembly.

Maj. Duncan was born in 1837, served on the staff of the 13th Cavalry Regiment, died before 1907 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery.

Dr. John B. Oneal Landrum, 5th Rifle Regiment and Company E, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, author of “History of Spartanburg, South Carolina,” was elected historian of the Association.

The following names are the veterans appointed to enroll the names of the survivors:

John W. Ward, 1st Cavalry Regiment.

Rev. Thomas V. Going, 1st Artillery Battery. [listed as Rev. Thomas B. Gowan.] Also in the battery was James A. Going [J. A. Gowan] and his brother, Isaac Newton Going [Newton Gowan].

Minor W. Page, 1st Artillery Battery, Company B.

Minor W. Page was born September 15, 1841, died May 7, 1935, buried in Landrum Cemetery, pensioned in 1933, wife Mary Ann.

John W. W. Sparks, 1st Artillery Battery, Company A,

John W. W. Sparks was born December 22, 1845, died May 28, 1913, buried at Bethel Baptist Church, Cherokee County, SC, married Mary Ann Jones.

Dr. John B. Oneal Landrum, 2nd Cavalry, Company F.

George Bobo Dean, 2nd Cavalry, Company E.

Capt. J. W. Wood.

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Capt. W.M. CHOICE, (William M. Choice, 5KBR/5KAR, b. 1838, d. bef 1907, b. Oakwood Cem. Spartanburg

C. C. TURNER. (Claudius calhoun Turner, 5fBR/5IAR, b10/18/34, d. 6/4/1907, b. Mt. Zion Baptist, CSA Mkr on grave. W. Nannie C. chapman

Capt. W.J. MEANS (William J. Means, 5CaK, b. 8/11/31, d. 5/14/1911, b. Nazareth Presbyterian Church, ww. Margaret Evins.

-Capt. J.W. CARLISLE, (John Wilson Carlisle, 13C, b. 1827, d. 1944 [If these dates are right, he died at age 117], b. Oakwood Cem. Spartanburg, w. Louisa Bobo.)

B.F. NEIGHBORS, (B F. Neighbors, 13I, b. ?, d. 2/11/92, w. Mary Barnett

John Dewberry, Company E. Thirteenth South Carolina In-fantry was POW. He lost an arm, but survived. He was born in 1830 and died after September 1991. He was survived by his widow, Louisa Dewberry.

F.A. WEST, (Francis A. West, 13F, Paroled at Appomattox, b. ?, d. aft 9/91

J. C. EDGE, (John C. Edge, 13B, b. 5/26/42, d. 1923, b. Nazareth Presbyterian Church, w. Sarah L. Dobbins

ADAM BALLENGER. 13C/H/G and Dunlop’s Sharpshooters, b. 1/17/44, d. 2/18/1912, b. Inman Baptist Church. Adam was a true hero and the following comes from Landrum’s History of Spartanburg.

Adam Washington Ballanger Not on Landrum’s list, but the following comes from his sketch in the text. Born in 1844 in Inman. Entered the service in Co. C, 13th SCV as a Sergeant, and remained such until 1863. “By order of Gen. Lee, he was promoted for distinguished gallantry on the battlefield.” At 2nd Cold Harbor (31 May – 12 June 1864), in a charge against the enemy when the latter was thrown into confusion and were in the act of retreating, young Ballenger, separating himself from his command and alone, rushed forward and mounted one of the guns of the enemy’s artillery. This bold daring caused the driver of the horses conveying the piece to jump off on the tongue. Ballenger immediately, in order to secure the capture of the gun, jumped off the piece , cut loose the traces and unfastened the off-horse, which he mounted. In returning to his command he met his Captain (J. W. Carlisle), who informed him that his brother Joseph was wounded and had been left in the rear. B!
allenger then went in quest of his brother. But in the meanwhile a party of the enemy had whipped around one wing of the Confederate forces, but finding they were liable to be cut off retreated, but carried Joseph Ballenger away with them, who was imprisoned at Point Lookout, and soon died. Lt. Ballenger never saw his brother again after he left him before the beginning of the charge.

“The gallant conduct on the part of young Ballenger had been witnessed by Gen. McGowan, who sent for him in a day or two afterwards to report to his headquarters. Young Ballenger obeyed the orders and reported. Having no idea for what purpose he was wanted. On arriving at the headquarters of Gen. McGowan, he was congratulated by the General, whop informed him that he had recommended that he be commissioned a 1st Lt. Receiving his commission, he was assigned to Co. H of the 13th regiment, but in a ferw months thereafter he was appointed to one of the companies of Dunlop’s Battalion of Lee’s Sharpshooters, three companies of which were made up of McGowan’s Brigade. Here he remained in command of its first company of this organization, rendering distinguished service until the 27th of March 1865, when he was severely wounded in the arm and hip on the picket line in front of Petersburg. He was conveyed to Richmond, and was there when the surrender at Appomattox took place a few !
days afterward. While in the Jackson Hospital at Richmond still suffering from his wounds, he was taken with typhoid fever, from which he came very near losing his life. During this time he was visited and administered to by three daughter of Gen. R. E. Lee, a daughter of Gen. Ewell, and Miss Rosa Lee Powers. after some four four months of suffering he recovered sufficiently to return home. He was ordered to the State Capitol building to take the oath of allegience. Not relishing this, however, slipped away, bringing with him his army sword, and after walking several miles out of the city he boarded the train, and after many trying difficulties reached his home.”

The story must have had a happy ending because he married Emma Wingo in 1866, and they had 14 children.

Capt. H.P. GRIFFITH. (Harrison P. Griffith, 14E, b. ?, d. aft 1919. Pension roll in 1919 for Cherokee Co.

REV. T.J. GWIN. (This would be John T. Gwinn, 16F, Baptist Preacher, attended Furman University and originally from York Co.)

Capt. J.W. STRIBLING, ( James Madison Stribling, 18E, b. 10/1/31, d. 7/17/1904, b. New Unity Baptist Church, CSA Mkr.)

CHAS. BRIDGES, (Charles Bridges, 18K, Paroled at Appomattox, b. 4/5/46, d. 1917, b. Oakland Cem. Gaffney.)

P.D. PHILLIPS. Pinckney D. Phillips, 18F, b. ?, d. aft 1917, drawing pension in 1917 in cherokee Co.

J. M. RUDISALL. (James Madison Rudicil, 6CaH, b. 8/6/40, d. aft 1910, b. Mt Zion Baptist Church. Drawing a pension in 1910.)

JERIMIAH O’SULLIVAN Can not find a Jerimiah O’Sullivan in SC records (7 men served). No O’Sullivan from NC.

W.R. LIPSCOMB. 19th Btln SC Cav, Co. E Short history of unit. 19th Cavalry Battalion was formed in Janaury, 1865, by consolidating five independent cavalry companies. It served in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and skirmished in various conflicts in South Carolina. Later the unit was active in the North Carolina Campaign and surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. Lieutenant Colonel William L. Trenholm was in command. Sparks was probably Company Commander of a Spartanburg Company thgat was consolidated in this unit. Have no one from this unit.Must have been others since they were looking for survivors.. Have several Sparks, but not A. D. Sparks, haven’t added him to list.

JAMES A. COLLINS. James A. Collins, 1CBB/G/27K/5KAR, paroled at Appomattox, b. 1831, d. 9/91, w. Mary Caroline Bishop.

Major A.B. WOODRUFF, HLE, no further info other than d. aft 9/91

T.L. BRYANT (Turtulas L. Bryant, HLB, b. 1840, d. aft 9/91, w. Nancy J. Brown.)

JOHN N. MILLER, (John Nichols Miller, HLA, b. 5/10/24, d. aft 1910, on pension in 1910

R.A. WALDEN, (Robert Alonzo Walden, 5RH/HLC, b. 6/17/41, d. bef 1910. His widow Mary C. was drawing pension in 1910.)

CAPTAIN SCRUGGS.(There were 2 Captain Scruggs in the Legion. Calvin was in HLA. he survived, but I don’t believe he is the right one. A second was Richard M. Scruggs in HLA/K. I am sure he lived beyond 1891because he was drawing a pension in 1910. He was born in 1828.

F. WALDEN (Fielden Walden, PSSK, Paroled at Appomattox, b. 6/8/36, d. 8/3/94, b. New Unity Baptist, Woodruff, CSA Marker, w. , Amanda M.

THOMAS EWBANKS, (Probably Thomson Eubanks, Co. 5ABR/PSSA. Don’t have him on the list but will add.)

C.P. BROWN, (Caleb P. Brown, Co. PSSH, Paroled at Appomattox, b. 1836, d. aft 9/92

WYATT HAWKINS, ( This would be John Wyatt Hawkins, 5FBR/PSSD, Paroled at Appomattox, b. 3/18/42, b. 1923, b. Philadelphia Cemetery,drawing pension in 1907.

W. D. McPherson [William P. McPherson], 5GBR/PSSM, Paroled Appomattox, born in 1837, died after 1907 and before 1917. His widow, M. F. McPherson was drawing Widow’s Pension in 1917.

MOSES WOOD. (Co. 15F, Paroled at Greensboro, NC. d. aft 1919, drawing pension in 1919.

DAVID THOMAS. (There was a David Thomas in Capt Jeter’s Co, McBeth’s Light Art. A David L. also D. L. Thomas in Capt. Gregg’s Co. of the McBeth Art. Don’t have either, so which one to add? I have Robert Boyce in the McBeth LA.

CHAS. PETTY, Secretary (Charles P. Petty, 13C)
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and JOS WALKER, President. (PSSH)
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First Cavalry-(75 served, 50 survived, 25 died during war, 21 survivors a/o 9/91, 23 unsure, no data, 6 had died before 9/91)

First Artillery- (12 served, all survived and all were alive beyond 1891.)

First Regulars-(Butler’s) (53 people served , 2 died, 13 transfered to other unit, 40 survived and 10 of these survived to after 9/91. The others I am sure when they died.)

Second Cavalry- (92 people served, 7 died (2 POW, 5 DOD), 85 survived, 35 of these survived until 9/91 and 39 I am unsure when they died.)

Third infantry- (392 served and 219 survived the war.)

Fifth Reg. -(The 5th regiment had over 1200 records which amounted to some 600 men.. Many of them left the regiment in 1862 to go to the Palmetto Sharpshooters. I estimate there were over 200 still surviving in 1891)

Fifth Cavalry-(18 served in the unit and at least 9 were still alive in 1891)

Thirteenth Reg. I have records for 727 who served with the 13th Inf. 435 of these survived the war. Many of these would have been alive in 1891. 74 men of the 13th were surrendered at Appomattox.

Fourteenth Reg. (36 men served, 20 survived the war and at least 14 of these were still alive in 9/91.)

Sixteenth Reg.- (I have 54 names of those who served and about 40 survived the war)

Eighteenth Reg.- ( 240 men served, 263 survived the war. Many were still alive in 1991.

Sixth Calvary- ( 78 served and 63 survived the war.)

Spark’s Cavalry- (Captain A. D. Sparks, Co. E, 19 Btn SC Cav)
Avery’s Battalion (Can’t identify the unit.)

27th Reg.- (217 men served, 114 survived the war and many would have been alive in 1891.)

Holcombs Legion- (575 served and at least 341 survived the war.)

Palmetto Sharp Shooters- (488 men served in the Palmetto sharpshooters an at least 270 of these survived the war. Notice below that 4 of the 5 men were at Appomattox and were paroled there. That is not an accident. the PSS had the largest number of any SC regiment to surrender there and 110 of these were Spartans.)

15th Reg.- (66 men served and 47 of these survived. Only 2 surrendered at Greensboro which shows the significance of the large percentage of the Sharpshooters.

(This was not all the SC units, i.e., 7th Cavalry had 12 to serve and all of these survive and most were still alive in 1891. There were other [Orr’s Rifles, Hampton’s legion, etc. None of the Reserve units were listed and there were 100s to serve in those units and most of these people were still alive in 1891.)

Boyces Battery- Captain Robert Boyce, McBeth’s Light Art. Have 27 spartans in the McBeth LA and 23 of them survived. Sure several were still alive in 1891.)

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Barbara Sue Goings, was listed at 212 Howard Aden Apartments, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.
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Curtis Goings, was listed at Rolling Greens, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.
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Mrs. Evelyn Goings, was listed at 581 North Center, accord­ing to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartan­burg.
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I. M. Goings, was listed on Route 9, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.
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James Goings, was listed at 567 N. Center, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.
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Annie Elizabeth Goins was born in Greenville County, South Carolina in 1886, according to Nelda Percival, a great-grand-daughter. She was married about 1908 to Wilton Jones who later abandoned his family. She died in 1951. She had a sister named Mary Goins. Children born to Wilton Jones and Annie Elizabeth Goins Jones include:

Azerine Elizabeth Jones born in 1910

Azerine Elizabeth Jones, only child of Wilton Jones and Annie Elizabeth Goins Jones, was born in 1910. She was married about 1928 to Wendle Steele. She died in 1993.

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Alvin Gowan, was listed at Route 10, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.
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Mrs. Ammie F. Gowan, was listed at 519 El Paso, according to the 1972 telephone of Spartanburg.
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Mrs. Ann Gowan, was listed at 251 Folsom, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.
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Miss Barbara Gowan, was listed at Glendale, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.
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Burnett C. Gowan, was listed at 736 Beaumont, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.
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C. M. Gowan and Arthur V. Dill left Monday for a ten days trip to Oklahoma, according to a news item in he July 4, 1929 edition of the “Spartanburg Herald.”
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Mrs. Callie J. Gowan, was listed at 10 Beverly Hills Drive, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.
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Carolyn Gowan, was listed at 120 Cleveland, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.
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Cecil Gowan, was listed at 108 Elliott, according to the tele­phone directory of Spartanburg.
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Charles C. Gowan, was listed on Route one, Duncan, South Carolina, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.
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Charles E. Gowan, office assistant for Swift & Company and his wife Dorothy Gowan, lived at 341 Lankfort, according to the 1951 city directory of Spartanburg.
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Thomas Gowan was mentioned in the “The Free Lance” of Spartanburg in its May 1, 1903 edition:

“BERRY BRIEFS:
[April 18]
Last Sunday morning, as Thomas Gowan and Charlie Emory were driving a young mule, it became fright-ened and ran away throwing both out of the buggy and bruising them considerably.”
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Charlie Gowan, a machine operator for the county highway department and his wife Minnie L. lived on Route 4. accord-ing to the 1951 city directory. Charlie Gowan, was listed at Route 5, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spar-tanburg.
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Clara R. Gowan, an employee of Spartan Mills, lived at 464 Mill, according to the 1951 city directory. Claude C. Gowan, her husband, was also employed by Spartan Mills and lived at the same address. In March 1972 they continued to live at the same address.
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Curtis E. Gowan, a driver for Spartan Grain & Mill, lived in Fairview Heights, according to the 1951 city directory.
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Donald Otis Gowan was listed at 210 Yorkshire Drive, ac­cording to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartan­burg.
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E. G. Gowan, a textile worker for Drayton Mills, lived at Drayton, according to the 1951 Spartanburg city directory.
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E. Ruth Gowan, a spinner for Startex Mills, lived at 16 Damson, WM, according to the 1951 Spartanburg city directory.
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Eber E. Gowan, a machine operator for Andrews Com­pany, lived at 24 Pond, WM, according to the 1951 city directory of Spartanburg.
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Elaine Gowan, a clerk for Spartan Grain & Mill, lived at 177 Oakland, according to the 1951 city directory.
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Emily Gowan was listed at Canaan Road, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.
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Ernest G. Gowan, was listed at 642 Maywood, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.
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Ernest Larry Gowan, was listed at 748 Whitlock, ac­cording to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.
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Eulas W. Gowan, an employee of Mayfair Mills, and his wife, Rowena O. Gowan lived at 987 Hayne, according to the 1951 Spartanburg city directory. In March 1972 they continued to live at the same address.
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Flave D. Gowan and his wife Frances B. Gowan lived at 118 Franklin Village, according to the 1951 city directory of Spartanburg.
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Frank H. Gowan lived on Route 5, Spartanburg, ac­cording to the 1972 telephone directory.
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Frankie Gowan lived in Linwood Hills, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.
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Freeman O. Gowan, a weaver for Spartan Mills, and his wife, Gladys O. Gowan, lived at 372 Oliver in 1951. In March 1972 they lived at 433 Burnett.
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G. Walter Gowan, an agent for Life Insurance Company of Georgia, lived at Inman, South Carolina, according to the 1951 city directory of Spartanburg.
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George T. Gowan, and his wife Virginia E. Gowan lived at 251 Folsum, according to the 1951 city directory of Spar­tanburg. In March 1972 they continued to live at the same address.
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Gerald Gowan lived on Canaan Road, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.
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Mrs. Grace H. Gowan, a mail clerk for South Carolina Mills, lived at 160 Collins in 1951.
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Gregg Gowan, was listed at Reidville, Lyman, South Car­olina, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spar­tanburg.
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H. W. Gowan lived at 102 South Club Drive, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.
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Harold M. Gowan lived at 231 St. Matthews Lane, accord­ing to the 1972 Spartanburg telephone directory.
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Hattie L. Gowan, a machine operator for Ellis Weaving Mills, lived at 144 Druid Avenue in 1951.
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Herbert L. Gowan, a textile worker for Beaumont Mills, lived on Route 5, according to the 1951 city directory of Spartanburg.
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J. B. Gowan, was listed at Little Mountain Community, Ly­man, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spar­tanburg.
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J. D. Gowan, a warehouseman for Hammond-Brown-Jen­nings, and his wife Eliz Gowan, a photo finisher for Jackrabbit Studio, lived on Route 5, according to the 1951 city directory of Spartanburg.
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J. E. Gowan lived at 417 Whitney Road, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.
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J. G. Gowan lived at Stone Station, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.
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J. Manning Gowan, a department manager for Estes Gro­cery, and his wife, Grace H. Gowan, a mail clerk for South Carolina Mills, lived at 160 Collins in 1951. In March 1972 they lived at 324 Quiet Acres Drive, according to the Spartanburg telephone directory.
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J. W. Gowan, a textile worker for Drayton Mills, lived at Drayton in 1951, according to the city directory of Spartanburg.
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Jack D. Gowan, an employee of Fairfax Cleaners, and his wife, Slyvia S. Gowan, lived at 24 Pond, MN in 1951. In 1963 and 1972 they lived at 409 Houston, Spartanburg.
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James C. Gowan, Sr, a carpenter and his wife, Pauline M. Gowan, lived at 109 Coldbrook Drive, according to the 1963 city directory of Spartanburg. In March 1972 they lived at the same address.
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James C. Gowan, Jr. an agent for Atlantic Coast Insurance Company, and his wife, Sarah B. Gowan, lived at 585 Wild­wood Drive in 1963, according to the city directory of Spar­tanburg. In March 1972 they lived at Quiet Acres Drive, according to the telephone directory.
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James H. Gowan, a farmhand for Startex Mills and his wife, Anna Mae Gowan lived on Route 5, according to the 1951 city directory. In 1963 he was employed by Saxon Mills and lived at 3 Maple in Una, South Carolina. His wife was listed as Mae H. Gowan.
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James L. Gowan, assistant foreman for Spartan Grain & Mill lived at Chesnee, South Carolina in 1951, according to the Spartanburg city directory.
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Jasper W. Gowan, a corder for Drayton Mills, and his wife Leonra D. Gowan, lived at 224 Grainview, FH, ac­cording to the Spartanburg city directory in 1963.
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Jerry Gowan and his wife, Emily C. Gowan lived on Coroon Church Road, Route 5, according to the 1963 city directory of Spartanburg.
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Jewel Gowan, an employee of John Dritz & Sons, lived at 989 Haynie, according to the 1963 city directory of Spar­tanburg.
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Joanne M. Gowan, a student, lived at 433 Burnett, accord­ing to the 1963 Spartanburg city directory.
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John E. Gowan, lived at 16 Damson, WM, according to the 1951 and 1963 city directories of Spartanburg.
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John E. Gowan, a bookkeeper for American Agriculture Chemicals, and his wife, Nancy M. Gowan, lived at 663 Old Whitney Road, W. Hts, according to the 1963 city di­rectory of Spartanburg.
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The obituary of Johnnie Hansel Gowan, 77, who died Novem-ber 9, 1982 appeared in the November 10, 1982 edition of “The State” of Columbia, South Carolina:

“Johnnie Hansel Gowan was born in Spartanburg County, the son of the late W. M. and Janie Gwinn Gowan. He was a bar-ber for 58 years and was an employee of Fair Forest Hotel Barber Shop at Union. He was married twice, first to the late Colene Hyatt Gowan.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Thelma Owens Gowan; a son Donald Mansel Gowan of Pauline; a daughter Mrs. Elaine Lancaster of Greenville; three brothers, J. H. Gowan of Jonesville and William and Herbert Gowan of Buffalo; two sisters Mrs. Annie Mary Bogan of Jonesville and Mrs. Roda Lancaster of Pauline.”
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Joseph A. Gowan, an employee of Spartanburg Mills, lived at 461 Breeze, according to the 1963 city directory of Spar­tanburg.
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Josephine Gowan, widow of Jones Gowan, lived at 109 Dil­lard [A], according to the 1963 city directory of Spartan­burg.
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Mrs. Juanita L. Gowan, a clerk for Duke Power, lived on Route 5, according to the 1963 city directory of Spartan­burg.
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Karen Gowan, a student, lived at 433 Burnet along with Joanne M. Gowan, according to the 1963 city directory.
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Kenneth E. Gowan was a resident of Cherokee Springs, ac­cording to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartan­burg.
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Lenora Gowan, a spinner for Drayton Mills, appeared in the 1951 city directory of Spartanburg living at Drayton. In the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg she was listed at 224 Granview.
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Larry Gowan was a clerk for Colonial Stores in 1963, according to the city directory.
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Linda M. Gowan, a clerk for Life Insurance Company of Virginia, lived at Inman, according to the 1963 city direc­tory of Spartanburg.
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Mrs. Lois Gowan, was listed at Clifton, South Carolina, ac­cording to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.
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Luther M. Gowan, manager of Southern Shop Produce, and his wife Myrtle S. Gowan, lived at 7415 Maple [SS], ac­cording to the 1963 city directory of Spartanburg. In 1951 Myrtle S. Gowan was a textile worker for Arkansas Mills and lived on Route 6.
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Mae H. Gowan, a textile worker for Beaumont Mills, lived at 649 Clinchfield [BM], according to the 1951 city directory of Spartanburg.
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Mrs. Marion E. Gowan, cashier for Mutual Finance & Thrift Corporation, lived at 1017 Textile Road, according to the 1963 city directory of Spartanburg.
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Margaret G. Gowan, a clerk for Montgomery-Wards, lived on Route 4, according to the 1951 city directory of Spar­tanburg.
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Mrs. Martha Gowan lived at 748 Whitlock, Spartamburg, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartan­burg.
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Martha Gowan was listed at Reidville, Lyman, accord­ing to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.
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Martha W. Gowan, was listed at 5 Spruce, Startex, ac­cording to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.
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Mary A. Gowan, student, lived at 1764 Hillcrest Boulevard [HC], according to the 1963 city directory of Spartanburg.
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Mrs. Mary Ann Gowan lived at 475 Woodley Road, Spar­tanburg, according to the 1972 telephone directory.
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Mary F. Gowan, saleswoman for Kress Department Store, was a resident of Drayton, according to the 1951 city directory of Spartanburg.
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Mildred G. Gowan, assistant office secretary at Beaumont Store, lived at 222 Nash, according to the 1963 city directory of Spartanburg.
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O. Freeman Gowan, a weaver at Spartan Mills, and his wife Gladys L. Gowan, lived at 433 Burnet, according to the 1963 city directory of Spartanburg.
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Otis A. Gowan, an employee of Spartan Mills, and his wife Mary S. Gowan, lived at 472 Jennings, according to the 1951 city directory of Spartanburg. They continued at the same ad-dress in 1963, and in 1972 lived at 461 Jen­nings, according to the 1972 city directory.
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Paul B. Gowan, an employee of Valley Falls Mills and his wife Grace T. Gowan, employed by Beaumont Mills, lived at 740 Beaumont Avenue, according to the 1951 city directory of Spartanburg. They lived at the same address in 1963 and 1972.
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Pauline M. Gowan, a sewing machine operator for Raycord, lived at 118 Millwood Drive, according to the 1951 city di­rectory of Spartanburg. In 1972 Mrs. Pauline Gowan lived at 109 Coldbrook Drive, according to the telephone directory.
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Rachel Gowan was discharged from Spartanburg General Hospital December 2, 1945 to return to her home at 382 Far-ley in Spartanburg, according to the “Spartanburg Herald” of that date.
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Robert Charles Gowan lived at 475 Woodley Road, accord­ing to the 1972 Spartanburg telephone directory.
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Rome G. Gowan, office employee of Pierce Motor Company, and his wife, Allie V. Gowan, lived at 160 Advent, according to the 1951 city directory of Spartanburg. Minnie B. Gowan, “widow of Rome Gowan,” lived at 144 Druid Avenue, accord-ing to the 1951 city directory of Spartanburg. In 1963 Rome G. Gowan was listed as business manager of Pierce Motor Company and lived at 860 S. Church. His wife’s name was listed as Allie L. Gowan, according to the city directory. In 1972 Rome G. Gowan lived on Switzer Lane, according to the telephone directory.
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Mrs. Rowena O. Gowan, a weaver at Mayfair Mills, lived at 987 Hayne, according to the 1951 city directory of Spartan­burg.
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Rev. Roy R. Gowan, pastor of the first Baptist Church, and his wife, Hortense W. Gowan, lived at 69 Spring [A], according to the 1963 city directory of Spartanburg.
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Royce Gowan lived at 112 Old Farm Road, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.
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Miss Ruth Gowan, was listed at Whitney, South Carolina, ac-cording to the telephone directory of Spartanburg.
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Mrs. Shirley W. Gowan lived on Route 10, Spartanburg, ac­cording to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartan­burg.
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Stewart R. Gowan was a helper at Pierce Motor Com­pany. according to the 1951 city directory of Spartan­burg. In 1963 he lived at 119 Hub City Courts, according to the di­rectory. “Stewart Gowan” was listed on Gowan Road, in the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.
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Sue C. Gowan, widow of William Burnett Gowan, a textile worker for Beaumont Mills, lived at 645 Lenox Avenue [BM], according to the 1951 directory of Spartanburg. In 1963 she was listed as a spinner for Beaumont Mills living at the same address. She continued to live at the address, according to the 1972 telephone directory.
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T. Richard Gowan, a helper at P. H. Poteat & Sons, lived at 24 Pond [WM], according to the 1951 city directory of Spartan-burg. In 1951 his wife, Shirley R. Gowan was a waitress at Kress’s. In 1963 he, was staff manager for Atlantic & Coast Life Insurance Company. He and his wife, Shirley R. Gowan, lived at 8453 Taylor, Colquitt Road. In 1972 they continued to live at the same address, according to the telephone directory.
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Thomas Earl Gowan, a textile worker for Arkansas Mills, lived at 2002 Church Extension, according to the 1951 city directory of Spartanburg. Thomas Earl Gowan, a bookkeeper for Arkansas Mills, lived at 2050 South Church Extension, according to the 1963 directory and continued at that address in 1972, according to the telephone directory.
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Vaughn Ray Gowan, a machinist for Arkansas Mills, and his wife Wilma B. Gowan, lived at 1 Cleveland Drive, ac­cording to the 1963 city directory of Spartanburg. In 1972 they lived at 120 Cleveland Road, according to the telephone di­rectory.
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W. Guy Gowan, secretary of Spartanburg Lumber & Millwork Company located at 459 Marion Avenue, and his wife Clara G. Gowan, lived at 525 Woodland in 1951, according to the Spartanburg city directory. They continued in the same ca-pacity and residence in 1963. In 1972 W. Guy Gowan, lum-berman, was living at 709 Fernwood Drive, according to the telephone directory.
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William T. Gowan, an employee of Clifton Mills, and his wife Lois W. Gowan, a spiner for Mayfair Mills, lived at 24 Pond [WM], according to the 1951 telephone directory of Spartan-burg.
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“A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Gowan last Fri-day, according to a 1913 edition of the “Spartanburg Her-ald.”

In the same edition of the newspaper appeared a news article reporting the first known experiment with the “busing” of school children.

“For the first time in Laurens the practical operations of transporting school children by wagon from one district to a consolidated school located in another district was put in effect today when the Renno school in Jack’s Township opened its annual session.

One wagon is sufficient to carry the children and the plan will be watched with interest.

At a cost of $4,000. a handsome brick building has been erected at Renno, located on a beautiful 4 acre lot, the gift of Capt. J. W. C. Bell. Three teachers will be employed.”
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Willis S. Gowan, a well driller, lived at Stone Station, ac­cording to the 1972 telephone directory.
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Woodrow W. Gowan, a carpenter for Littlejohn & Smith, lived on Route 4, according to the 1951 city directory of Spar-tanburg. In 1963 he was listed in the directory as a receiving clerk for Montgomery-Ward, still living at Route 4.
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William Richard Burnett, 80, “grandson of the late Billie Go-wan” died December 19, at his home near Holston Creek Baptist Church at Inman, according to the “Spartanburg Herald” of December 20, 1937.
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David B. Gowan, 48, died at Greer, South Carolina December 19, 1937, according to his obituary which appeared in the “Spartanburg Herald,” edition of December 20, 1937:

“David B. Gowan, 48, died at his home after several months of declining health. He is survived by his wife, Bessie Barker Cox Gowan, four children, Jesse Gowan, William Gowan, Frances Gowan, and Marie Gowan, all of Greer, and five step- children, Arthur Cox, James Cox and Lula Belle Cox Henderson of Tucapau, South Carolina, Gladys Cox Williams of Lyman and Miss Nellie Cox of Greer; . two brothers, J. M. Gowan of Co-lumbia, South Carolina and J. E. Gowan of Whitney, South Carolina and three sisters, Mrs. E. L. Cothran of Greer, Mrs. J. H. Cook of Drayton, South Carolina and Mae Gowan Sizemore of Tucapau. Funeral services are at Victor Methodist Church.”
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Naomi Luella Gowan was born about 1870, place and parents unknown. She was married in 1888 to James Wayne Walden. He was enumerated in 1880 at age 14 living in the household of William D. Harris and Caroline Walden Harris at Campobello, South Carolina. She was his father’s sister and reared James Wayne Walden after the death of his father. James Wayne Walden was a bookkeeper for Ballenger Store in Inman, South Carolina, according to Judy Bennett. He died in 1901.

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Bertie C. Gowans, the widow of Thomas Gowans, lived at 341 Lanford, Spartanburg in 1951.
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F. J. Gowens, a welder for Southern Railway lived on Route 7, Spartanburg, according to the 1951 city directory.
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F. Ray Gowens, a bricklayer for Fiske-Carter Construction Company in 1951 lived on New Valley Falls Road, Spartan­burg, according to the city directory. In 1963 he and his wife, Dorothy B. Gowens, lived at 722 Springhill Avenue, accord-ing to the 1963 city directory. G. Donald Gowens, believed to be a son of F. Ray Gowens, a student, lived on New Valley Falls Road. Route 7, according to the 1951 city directory.
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Harry Gowens, general agent for C&WC Railroad, and his wife, Elizabeth B. Gowens, lived at 112 Connell, according to the 1951 city directory of Spartanburg.
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James W. Gowens, a carpenter for Southern Railway in 1951 lived on Route 7, according to the Spartanburg city directory. In 1963 he, a serviceman for Caro Heating and Air Condition-ing, and his wife Jessie V. Gowens, lived at 7409 Gravely Court, according to the directory. In 1972 James W. Gowens lived at 7423 Lone Oak Boulevard, according to the Spartan-burg telephone directory.
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Math N. Gowens, a carpenter for Southern Railway, and his wife Selma M. Gowens, lived at 237 New Valley Falls Road, according to the 1951 Spartanburg city directory. In 1963 he was listed as a carman for Southern Railway, lived at 7307 Valley Falls Road according to the directory. In 1972 he lived at 7303 New Valley Falls Road, according to the telephone directory.
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Thomas J. Gowens, a carpenter for Southern Railway, and his wife, Maggie S. Gowens, lived on New Valley Falls Road, according to the 1951 city directory. In 1963 they were listed in the directory at 7203 Valley Falls Road, near Math M. Gowens. In 1972 he was listed in the telephone directory at the same address.
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Mrs. Hattie Gowings, a negro, lived at 324 Concord Avenue, Spartanburg, according to the 1951 city directory.
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Miss Rose McGowan has left Spartanburg “to attend school at Abbeville,” according to the October 3, 1883 edition of the “Carolina Spartan.”
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William Harris and Frances Harris were residents of Spartan-burg County as early as 1787, according to a descendant, Ru-bie M. Harris of Metairie, Louisiana, member of Gowen Re-search Foundation in a letter dated November 25, 1989. She speculates that the maiden name of Frances Harris was “Gowen.”

Children born to them include:

Gowen Harris born about 1777
James P. Harris born about 1780

Gowen Harris, son of William Harris and Frances Harris was born about 1777. In 1787 he lived in Spartanburg County on the South Tyger near the site of Maj. John “Buck” Gowen. He was married in 1801 to Francis F. Sharp, daughter of a wealthy and aristocratic family. Gowen Harris became a col-onel in the Mississippi militia and was elected to the Missis-sippi state legislature in 1822. They were divorced in Mis-sissippi in 1826. He removed to Brazoria County, Texas about 1827. He served in the Army of Texas in the Battle of San Jacinto. He wrote his will March 30, 1837 in Brazoria, Texas and died there in that year.

Children born to them include:

Pleasant Harris born about 1807
Permilia Margaret Harris born June 14, 1811

Pleasant Harris, son of Gowen Harris and Francis F. Sharp Harris, was born about 1807 in South Carolina. He was married about 1863 to Mary Louisa Royal who was born in Switzerland. He died in the 1870s.

Children born to them include:

Gowan Joseph Harris born in January 1865
Estelle Harris born in November 1869

Gowan Joseph Harris, son of Pleasant Harris and Mary Louisa Royal Harris, was born in January 1865, according to the research of Steven Michael Harris, great-grandson of New Orleans and a member of Gowen Research Foundation.

Permilia Margaret Harris, daughter of Gowen Harris and Fran-cis F. Sharp Harris, was born June 14, 1811, according to Bev-erly Sue Turner Smith, a descendant of Smyrna, Georgia and a member of Gowen Research Foundation. She was married about 1831 to Rev. James Mortimer Turner who was born No-vember 24, 1809. She died October 28, 1873, and he died September 10, 1893.
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The Gowan Kirby lot was sold by Sheriff Nichols to D. E. Hydrick for $57, according to the February 6, 1889 edition of the “Carolina Spartan.”

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Gowan Rollins of Henrietta, South Carolina was mentioned in the obituary of his sister, Emma Rollins McDaniel which was published in the September 4, 1926 edition of the “Spartan-burg Journal.”
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Goyne L. Simpson was married in 1922 to Jessie Elizabeth Wall, according to the “Spartanburg Journal:”

“A quiet wedding was solemnized Tuesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Lowe, when Miss Jessie Eliza-beth Wall and Goyne L. Simpson, both of the city, were united in marriage.”
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Gowen Styles, a Negro farmer of Spartanburg County was mentioned as one of the cotton tillers who produced early blooms on their cotton crops, according to the June 29, 1881 edition of the “Carolina Spartan:”

“Major S.C. Miller brings us the first cotton bloom this season. It bloomed the 18th instant. We expect to be able to report a cart load next week. Mr. W. C. No-len living near Valley Falls, brought in a bloom, which opened on the 20th; and Gowen Styles, a color-ed man living near Capt. Sam Means, sent in one tak-en from his field last Tuesday, the 21st inst.”

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Spartanburg Co SC FamilySearch notes

Court:

Court journals and minutes, 1800-1900
Authors:
South Carolina. Court of Common Pleas (Spartanburg County) (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/383228?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Online but not ready yet)

From over the mountain
Statement of Responsibility:
by Martha L. Crabb
Authors:
Crabb, Martha L. (Martha Louise Lewis), 1928- (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2466502
(Review at FamilyCenter)

Pleadings and judgements books, 1800-1900; index to judgements, 1800-1920
Authors:
South Carolina. Court of Common Pleas (Spartanburg County) (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/394553?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Online but not ready yet)

Conveyance books (Spartanburg County, South Carolina), 1785-1911; indexes, 1785-1919
Authors:
Spartanburg County (South Carolina). Register of Mesne Conveyance (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/381052?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online – but some still being uploaded)

Probate:

Administrators’ and guardians’ records, 1804-1918
Authors:
South Carolina. Probate Court (Spartanburg County) (Main Author)
South Carolina. Probate Court (Spartanburg County) (Repository)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/173011?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)

Court journals, 1800-1907
Authors:
South Carolina. Probate Court (Spartanburg County) (Main Author)
South Carolina. County Court (Charleston County) (Repository)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/382079?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)

Estate papers, 1787-1900
Authors:
South Carolina. Probate Court (Spartanburg County) (Main Author)
South Carolina. Department of Archives and History (Repository)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2432211?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Online but not ready yet)

Inventories, appraisements and sale bills, 1811-1904
Authors:
South Carolina. Probate Court (Spartanburg County) (Main Author)
South Carolina. County Court (Charleston County) (Repository)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/382995?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)

Warrants of appraisements, 1816-1827
Authors:
Spartanburg District (South Carolina). Ordinary (Main Author)
South Carolina. Department of Archives and History (Repository)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/394549?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)

Will books, 1810-1903
Authors:
South Carolina. Probate Court (Spartanburg County) (Main Author)
South Carolina. County Court (Charleston County) (Repository)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/382167?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)

LIST OF U.S. STATES:

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