State – North Carolina

North Carolina map of state and counties

Rotating Formation of North Carolina Boundary Maps:  http://www.mapofus.org/northcarolina/

NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY LINKS: 

FACTS and SOURCES (in chronological order):

1694 Jan 1 – Albemarle ss. Richard Cragge, planter, 500 a., Pasquotank Precinct, for transportation of 1 person for every 50 a., 1 Jan. 1694. The persons Imported are Richard Crag, James Armestrong, Hanah Farmer, Wm. Sanderson, Wm. White, Wm. Sympson, Jonathan Taylor, John Lacy, John Anthony, Cornelius Gowin
1694 Apr. 20 – Mathew Kelly proved 5 rights: Cornelius Gowin and two transportations for himselfe, the other two sold to Rich. Crag. Certified 20 Apr. 1694. Warrant given for 150 a. Pasquotank.
1694 Apr – On page 121 James and Cornelius Gowin are listed among headrights for Richard Cragg, April 1694, Albemarle – 650a. On page 155, Cornelius Gowin is listed for Cragge on 500a grant Pasquotank District 1 Jan 1694. On page 133-4 James and Cornelius Gowin listed July 1694 in a Craig grant for 500a. Immigration: headright for Richard Craig, Apr 1694, Pasquotank, North Carolina, USA. http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/21179.htm
1694 Apr – James Gowin and Cornelius GowinPasquotank District 1 Jan 1694.
1694 July 11 – Albemarle ss. Rich. Craig, 650 a., for transportation of 13 persons, 11 July 1694. The persons viz. Rich. Craig, James Armestrong, Hanah Farmer, Wm. Sanderson, Wm. White, Wm. Sympson, Jonath. Taylor, John Lacy, Jno. Anthony, Cornelius Gowin, James Gowin, Sarah Mason, Eliz. Cob. Survey and return for Rich. Craig, 500 a., 25 July 1694.

1725 Aug 2: Joseph Gowen “alias Smith” of Chowan Precinct was indicted August 2, 1725 for larceny. He was charged by Patrick Ogilby of Edenton, North Carolina in the theft of a pair of shoes, according to “Colonial Records of North Carolina,” Volume 2, page 591. The indictment read:
“William Little, Esq: Attorney General comes to prosecute the Bill of Indictment found by the Grand Jury against Joseph Gowen, alias Smith of Chowan Precinct, Mariner for Larceny in these words, viz:
The Jurors of Our Sovereign Lord the King on their Oath doe present that Joseph Gowen alias Smith, not having the fear of God before his Eyes, but moved by the instigation of the Devill in the precinct of Chowan aforesaid on or about the seventeenth day of this instant July in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred & twenty-five by force and armes did fradulently and feloniously Steal, take, and carry away from the house of Patrick Ogilby of Edenton of the Precinct of Chowan aforesayd one payr of shoes of the value of eleven pence against the peace of Our Sovereign Lord the King that now is his Crown and dignity etc.
Upon which Indictment the said Joseph Gowen alias Smith was arraigned and upon his arraignment pleaded [Not Guilty] and for tryall thereof put himself upon God and the Country and the said William Little on the behalf of our Lord the King likewise.
Whereupon the Marshall was commanded that he should cause to come twelve good and honest men etc…and there came viz: Capt, John Pettifer, Mr. Thomas Luton, Junr, John Harlee, Thos. Matthews, J. Pratt, Const. Luton, John Lewis, William Benbury, John Adderly, Thos. Stubbs, Edward Patchett and John Ward who being impannelled and sworn etc…do say upon their Oath, ‘Wee of the Jury find the Prisoner Guilty.’
Then the sayd Gowen alias Smith being asked if he had anything to say why sentence should not pass against him as the Law in that Case has provided and he offering nothing in avoydance thereof, It was then and there Considered and Adjudged that he should be carried to the publick Whipping post and there receive twenty-one lashes on his bare back well layd on & to remain in custody till fees are payd.” http://docsouth.unc.edu/csr/index.html/document/csr02-0279

1728 March 25 – Christopher Gowen, Jr. purchases 150 acres “on the north side of Roanoke River” in Bertie County, North Carolina, March 25, 1728, according to Bertie County Deed Book C, page 23. Bertie Co, NC (Note: Typically, if there is a “Jr.”, this means their parent had the same name as the “Sr.” For me, this confirms that Christopher Gowen, Jr.’s father was Christopher Gowen, Sr – living close to locations Christopher Gowen, Jr. lived).

1739 Feb 25: Monday the 25th of Feb 1739 (1740).
Bertie and Edgecomb List of Jurymen
(Included was):
Christ Gowen
The Colonial Records of North Carolina Vol. IV 1734 to 1752
https://archive.org/stream/colonialrecordso04nort#page/524/mode/2up/search/Gowen

1748 John Going 1 tithe unk Granville Co NC
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Granville.htm

1748 April 2 Christopher Gewin will in Edgecombe County, NC
February Court, 1749. Son and Executor: Christopher. Daughter and executrix: Mary Harrell. Grandsons: Lot, Abell and Christopher Harrell. Wits: James Braswell, Benj Braswell, Abraham Dew.
Clerk of Ct: Benj Wynns.
https://digital.lib.ecu.edu/viewer.aspx?pid=13766&n=74
1748….Christopher Ginn (Gewinn) made his will in Edgecombe Co. on April 2. His son and executor was Christopher Ginn (Gewin). His daughter and executrix was Mary Harrell. Grandsons Lott, Abel and Christopher Harrell were also executrix. The will was witnessed by James Braswell, Benjamin Braswell, and Abraham Dew. Lott was to getplantation where Christopher lived on Tar River, Conetoe Swamp, and Burton’s lines. Abel and Christopher were to get remainder of land.  (Note:  This appears to actually be the surname of Guinn or Ginn – often Christopher spelled his name Gewin it appears, and sometimes it appears this has been transcribed as “Gowin” – I am not certain, but an leaning towards this person not being a Gowen variant name).  

1750 Relatively complete tithe lists, but not providing racial breakdown and not naming the subsidiary tithes in most cases. List of Edwd. Jones, Michel Gooin 2, Granville Co, NC. http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1750 March 5: Robert Jones Jr of Surry County, Virginia, conveys 910 acres land on both sides of Grassey Creek to William Gowing of Granville County, North Carolina. Land joins Williams’ line. Signed by Robert Jones, Jr in presence of Willm Eaton pub regs. Cert by Dan Weldon. (Book A p. 343) Granville County, North Carolina.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99CR-26DD?i=123&cat=360398

1751 (Tithe Lists do not seem to be complete, and give no racial breakdown, but do appear to tax mixed-race wives in most cases List of Saml Henderson; William Going 2, Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1752 May 3: John McKissock of Granville County, North Carolina conveys 225 acres to Mical (Michael) Going. Land on both sides of Taillors Creek. Previously granted to John MicKissock by deed of 600 acres on May 2, 1752. Wits: Theo Hunter, Broadhead Trulow, Francis Mabry. Signed: John McKisock. Proved up in June 1752 Court by Theophilus Hunter. Test: Willm Eaton, pub regs. (Book B p. 73) Granville County, North Carolina.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99CR-26DD?i=123&cat=360398
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1752 May 30 –“Thomas Going” received a deed May 30, 1752 to 150 acres “on both sides of Taillors Creek, being the lower part of a grant [of 600 acres] to McKisick for “six pounds Virginia money,” from John McKisick, according to Granville County Deed Book B, page 53. Witnesses were Theo Hunter, Francis Mabry and Broadhead Trulove. (Book B p. 53). Granville County, North Carolina.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99CR-26DD?i=123&cat=360398
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99C5-1JLV?mode=g&i=45&cat=360398
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1753 List of Robert Harris (“one of his lists”)
George Anderson 0 1
William Going and his son 2 0
Robt. Mitchell, John Going 2 tithes
List of Osborn Jeffreys
Robert Davis 0 1
Thomas Going 1 1
Michal Going 0 1
Edward Going 0 1
List of Lemuel Lanier
Thomas Going 1
Michall Going 1
Michall Going 1
Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1753 Sept – Alexander Going first appeared in the records of Orange County in September 1753, according to “Orange County, North Carolina Court Minutes, 1753-1761,” Book 1, by Weynette Parks Haun. Orange Co, NC

1753 Sept 5 – Ann Gowen, in Granville County September 5, 1753 when the Granville County Court ordered her “mulattoe child, Cooper” be bound to John Parnall.

1753 Sept 11 Alexander Going was a deed witness for James Muse, Orange, North Carolina, USA. Deed of property from James Muse Sr and James Muse Jr. ; Land: grant 640 acres Hogan’s Creek, Bigg Branch, 26 Feb 1755, Orange, North Carolina, USA. Provenance. http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/1753_alex_as_witness_nc_p_1y2.jpg

1753 Sept – Court of Sept. 1753 – Page 7, Deed of gift from James Muse, Sr. to James Muse, Jr. for negroes, hogs, horses, cattle, beds & furniture, etc… Wit: Giles Tillet, Charles Steel, ALEX GOING ? or Young? Orange County, North Carolina Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions of September 1752 – August 1766. By Ruth Herndon Shields. http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html

1753 Dec – Second Tues – James M. Gowen Sr. A deed of sale from James M. Gowen Srunto (torn page), Jun for 250 acres of land was acknowledges (torn page) and ordered to be registered. Orange Co, NC
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/DGS-004770551_00492?cc=1867501&wc=32L6-DPD:169812501,169923101
(NOTE: DIRECTLY ABOVE is a transaction regarding sale to Henry and Alexander (torn page – so can’t see last name)(ALSO – this could be McGowen) with Morris Cooper – 320 acres

1754 John Gomme or John Goine (bad handwriting) in Tyrrel County, North Carolina
Last will and testament
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9GW-89Z3?i=467&cat=353956

1754 Oct 8 – Muster roll of the regiment in Granville, under the command of Colo William Eaton, as taken at a general muster of the said regiment on Oct 8, 1754 William Person, Lieut. Col. James Paine, Major Capt Osborn Jeffrey’s Company:
78. THOMAS GOWAN – Malatto
79. MICHAEL GOWAN – Malatto
80. EDWARD GOWAN – Malatto
Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1754 Oct 18 – Capt John Sallis’ Company:
47. WILLIAM GOWEN
78. JOSEPH GOWEN
Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1754 Oct 29 – Title: Yancey, James. Granville Co. Provenance: Class: State Records [Collection], Group: Secretary of State Record Group; Series: Granville Proprietary Land Office: Land Entries, Warrants, and Plats of Survey; Box: Granville County, Wh-Z; Years: 1754, 1755, 1760; Creator: Secretary of State, Office of Granville Proprietary Land OfficeSecretary, Office of the; Call Number: S.108.270—S.108.283; Location: MFR; MARS Id: 12.12.40.66 (Folder); Genres / Forms: Warrants, Warrants, Plats, Deeds; Scope / Contents: Warrant: 1754 October 29. 640 acres. Descriptive references for land: Jonathan Creek Warrant: 1754 October 29. 640 acres. Descriptive references for land: Jonathan Creek Plat: 1755 February 14. 618 acres. Descriptive references for land: Jonathan Creek; Chain carriers: John Gowing, Bartlet Yancey. Surveyor: Sherwood Haywood Deed: 1760 March 14. Note: The first warrant (no. 321) is marked “Now Land to be found.” For deed see 12.13.61.16. Granville Co, NC.
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html
http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/DisplaySearchResult.aspx

1755 summary list (from microfilm) C.044.70012 NC Archives
Thomas Going 0/1/1
Edward Gowen 0/1/1
Michael Gowen 0/1/1
Joseph Gowen 0/1/1
William Going & Son Joseph 2/0/2
William Going & Son Joseph 2/0/2
Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1755 – The names of Edward Going, David Going and William Going appeared on the muster roll of Edgecombe County militia in 1755.

1755 – Richard Goans – 2 whites ; Orange County Tax List 1755: A List of Tythables for the year 1755. Richard Goans 2 whites – blacks; Moses Ginn 1 white (listed on 2 different pages); “Loose Records for Orange County, State Archives of North Carolina at Raleigh” Orange Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html

1755 – Ezekiel Goins was a resident of Wilkes County about 1755, living in the northern part in the vicinity of Traphill, North Carolina.

1755 Feb 26 – Page 4; 1755 Feb 26 – Alexander Goin warrant for 640 acres in Orange Co, NC – 26 Feb. 1755, 640 acres, on both side Hogan’s Creek; includes the 4 mile lick, entered 1 Jan. 1755, issued 15 July 1760. Orange County, North Carolina Records, Vol. III
Granville Proprietary Land Office. Miscellaneous Records; By William D. Bennett, C.G.
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html 1757 Feb 10 – Page 6; 1757 Feb 10 – Alexander Gowin survey for 640 acres – Orange Co, NC – 10 Feb. 1757, 640 acres on both sides Hogan’s Creek; Wm Armstrong & Notley Holis, SCC, entered 1 Jan. 1755. Orange County, North Carolina Records, Vol. III. Granville Proprietary Land Office. Miscellaneous Records; By William D. Bennett, C.G. http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html

1755 March 5 – Court: sued by Robert Jones, Mar 1755, Granville, North Carolina, USA. “In March 1755, William Going was sued by Robert Jones for “trespass,” according to Granville County Court records. Granville, NC

1755 Sept 5 – Military: militia muster, 5 Sep 1755, Granville, North Carolina, USA. “On October 8, 1754 William Gowen and Joseph Gowen appeared in a militia company commanded by Capt. John Sallis in Granville County. The company was part of a regiment commanded by Col. William Eaton. The two appeared on the com-pany’s muster roll dated September 5, 1755, according to “Colonial Granville County and Its People” by Ray.” Granville, NC Militia

1755 Dec 17 – Court, 17 Dec 1755, Granville, North Carolina, USA. 2 “A charge of trespassing was filed against “William Gowen” December 17, 1755 by William Eaton, Jr, according to “Court Minutes of Granville County, North Carolina” by Zoe Hargett Gwynn. On March 1, 1757 he was sued by Charles Trumbull.” Granville Co, NC

1756 Aug – Edward Gowen was prosecuted in Edgecombe County in August 1756 for concealing his tithables [Haun, Edgecombe County Court Minutes, I:131; CR 44.601.23]. Edgecombe Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1756 Nov 29: Earl of Granville to James Going of Granville County, North Carolina, planter. 529 acres of land on Whartons Branch bounded by land of Melone, Winningum, and Roberts. Wits: Thos Jones, Richard Vigers, Robt Lyre (or Bird), William Hunt, Isaac Edwards. Proved up by Isaac Edwards in August Ct 1762. Signed: Thos Child. (Book E p. 439) Granville County, North Carolina.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89CR-26C6?i=124&cat=360398
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9C5-X92Z?mode=g&i=361&cat=360398

1757 Tax List of Richard Harris
William Gowen List Son Joseph & William 3 0
List of Samuel Henderson
Joseph Gowen 1
Gideon Gowen 1
List of Gid. Macon
Thos: Goeing, Jno. Seemore [torn]
List Retd. by William Johnson [shf.]: perhaps insolvents
Chrisr. Goin 1
Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1757 Feb 10 – Page 6; 1757 Feb 10 – Alexander Gowin survey for 640 acres – Orange Co, NC – 10 Feb. 1757, 640 acres on both sides Hogan’s Creek; Wm Armstrong & Notley Holis, SCC, entered 1 Jan. 1755. Orange County, North Carolina Records, Vol. III; Granville Proprietary Land Office; Miscellaneous Records; By William D. Bennett, C.G. Orange Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html

1757 May 12 – Page 7; 1757 May 12 – Alexander Gowing warrant for 640 acres in Orange Co, NC – 12 May 1757, 640 acres on north side Dan River, begin at Mayho’s line, entered 26 Apr. 1757, issued 25 July 1760. Orange County, North Carolina Records, Vol. III. Granville Proprietary Land Office. Miscellaneous Records; By William D. Bennett, C.G.
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html

1757 June 7 – Court: sued by Robert Parks, Granville, North Carolina, USA. On June 7, 1757 “Edward Gowen, Joseph Gowen, William Gowen and John Gowen” were sued by Robert Parks, according to the court minutes.” Granville, NC

1757 Sept 6 – Court: William Gowen and his son W. M. Gowen are sued by Charles Turnbull, 6 Sep 1757, Granville, North Carolina, USA. “On September 6, 1757 a suit was filed by Charles Turnbull against “William Gowen, James Boyd and W. M. Gowen.” Granville Co, NC (Note: This appears to be the white William Gowen, as the white William Gowen is the only one listed on the tithe records with a son also named William – which W. M. Gowen is likely William Jr).

1757 Nov 10 – Title: Mills, Robert. Granville Co. Provenance: Class: State Records [Collection]; Group: Secretary of State Record Group; Series: Granville Proprietary Land Office: Land Entries, Warrants, and Plats of Survey; Box: Granville County, Mas-My; Years: 1757, 1760; Creator: Secretary of State, Office ofGranville Proprietary Land OfficeSecretary, Office of the; Call Number: S.108.270—S.108.283; Location: MFR; MARS Id: 12.12.34.17 (Folder); Genres / Forms: Warrants, Plats, Deeds; Scope / Contents: Warrant: 1757 November 10. 640 acres. Descriptive references for land: Tar River, Thomas Jones Plat: 1760 May 21. 369 acres. Descriptive references for land: Tar River; Chain carriers: Thomas Adderson, Joseph Going; Surveyor: Thomas Person Deed: 1760 December 2; Note: Warrant validated for six additional months on February 7, 1760, because its execution had been prevented by the “late Disturbances.” For deed see 12.13.48.27. Granville Co, NC http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1758 List of Jas. Yancey; William Gowing, son William 2 0; Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1758 Jan 15 – Page 7 – Alexander Gowing Survey for 248 acres in Orange Co, NC – 15 Jan. 1758, 248 acres on north side of Dan River, joins Mayo; Moses Holles and Enoch Robison, SCC, entered 26 Apr. 1757. Orange County, North Carolina Records, Vol. III. Granville Proprietary Land Office. Miscellaneous Records; By William D. Bennett, C.G. http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html 1760 July 25 – Alexander Gowing 248 acres on the N side of the Dan River – Orange Co, NC. Along Meghus line. Orange Co, NC
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.95.625&qid=82726&rn=1
http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/1760grantalexandergoingorangeconc2.jpg
Land Grant Records of North Carolina Vol. I, Orange County 1752-1885. By Pat Shaw Bailey. Page 18; File 628. Grant 95, Issue Date: 25 July 1760. Book 14, Page 407.
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.95.625&qid=82726&rn=1
http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/1760grantalexandergoingorangeconc2.jpg
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html 1760 July 25 – Alexander Gowin, planter, ten shillings, on N Side Dan R., begin at an ash standing on bank of river, N10E 60p. to a pine in Mayo’s line, by his line S88E 270 p. to a black walnut on bank of river, S13W 134 p., up it to beginning, 248 acres, nine shillings eleven pence half-penny rent per year, surveyed 14 January 1758 Moses Hollis & Enoch Robinson, SCC. (SSLG 91-C) [Ed. note: see also N.C. Patent Book 14:407]. Orange Co, NC http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html

1758 June 19: William Gowen of Granville, North Carolina conveys to William Allen of Hanover County, Virginia 455 acres of land being part of a tract of 910 acres lying on both sides of Grassy Creek in a location where William Allen now dwells, along south side of Grassy Creek. Wits: Jno Bowie, Jonath Knight. Signed: William Gowen and Sarah Gowen. Proved up by John Bowie on June 20, 1758. (Book C Letter G from 1756 to 1760 – p. 469 and 474). Granville County, North Carolina
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1758 June 19: William Gowen of Granville County, NC to Drury Allen of Lunenburg County, Virginia conveys 455 acres of land to Drury Allen on both sides of Grassy Creek, being part of the 910 acre tract upon which the above William Allen his brother have divided betwixt themselves. Wits: Jno Bowie, Jonath Knight. Signed: William Gowen. Proved up by John Bowie on June 20, 1758. (Book C Letter G from 1756 to 1760 – p. 470 and 471). Granville County, North Carolina.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9C5-FQGV?i=368&cat=360398

1758 Sept 4 – Title: William Gowin. Granville Co. Provenance: Class: State Records [Collection]; Group: Secretary of State Record Group; Series: Granville Proprietary Land Office: Land Entries, Warrants, and Plats of Survey; Box: Granville County, Go-Har; Years: 1758, 1760; Creator: Secretary of State, Office of Granville Proprietary Land Office Secretary, Office of the; Call Number: S.108.270—S.108.283; Location: MFR; MARS Id: 12.12.30.4 (Folder); Genres / Forms: Warrants, Plats, Deeds; Scope / Contents: Warrant: 1758 September 4. 640 acres. Descriptive references for land: James Yaneres, Jonathan Creek Plat: 1760 May 21. 667 acres. Descriptive references for land: none; Chain carriers: James Gowin, John Hart; Surveyor: Thomas Person Deed: 1760 December 2; Note: Warrant validated for six additional months on February 12, 1760, because its execution had been prevented by the “late Disturbances.” For deed see 12.13.40.2. Granville Co, NC http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html 1758 Sept 4 – Title: William Gowin. Granville Co. Provenance: Class: State Records [Collection]; Group: Secretary of State Record Group; Series: Granville Proprietary Land Office: Land Entries, Warrants, and Plats of Survey; Box: Granville County, Go-Har; Years: 1758, 1760; Creator: Secretary of State, Office of Granville Proprietary Land OfficeSecretary, Office of the; Call Number: S.108.270—S.108.283; Location: MFR; MARS Id: 12.12.30.5 (Folder); Genres / Forms: Warrants, Plats, Deeds; Scope / Contents: Warrant: 1758 September 4. 640 acres. Descriptive references for land: Dogwood Spring Branch, Robert; Harrison Plat: 1760 May 21. 650 acres. Descriptive references for land: Charles Harris, Dogwood Spring; Branch; Chain carriers: Robert Harrison, James Gowin; Surveyor: Thomas Person Deed: 1760 December 2; Note: Warrant validated for six additional months on February 7, 1760, because its execution had been prevented by the “late Disturbances.” For deed see 12.13.40.3. Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1759 List of John Pope
Joseph Goin, Mulattoe 1
Edward Goin, Mulattoe 1
Thomas Goin, William Gray White 2
James Goin Mulattoe, William Goin Mulattoe 2
Michael Goin, Mulattoe, John Wilson, Mulattoe 2
Delinquent and insolvent list
Going, James 2
Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html ; http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Granville.htm

1759….John Ginn listed on Rowan Co. tax list.

1759….George Ginn listed on Rowan Co. tax list.

1759….Joshua Ginn listed as Private in Capt. James Leslie’s Co. of Col. Richard Richardson’s Regt. For Cherokee Expedition. Served from Oct. 8 to Jan. 8 1760.

1759 August 14 – Deed: proof, Aug 1759, Orange, North Carolina, USA. Alexander Gowing 258 acres sale from Earl of Granville ’96 deed proved August Court 1759 p.41
http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/21093.htm . 1759 Aug 14 – Page 14; Aug. 14 1759. Earl of Granville to ALEXANDER GOWING, 258 acres Deed of sale, witness: (blank). Register of Orange County, North Carolina Deeds 1752-1768 & 1793. By Eve B. Weeks
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html

1760 Feb 7 – Title: William Gowin. Granville Co. Provenance: Class: State Records [Collection]; Group: Secretary of State Record Group; Series: Granville Proprietary Land Office: Land Entries, Warrants, and Plats of Survey; Box: Granville County, Go-Har; Years: 1758, 1760; Creator: Secretary of State, Office of Granville Proprietary Land Office Secretary, Office of the; Call Number: S.108.270—S.108.283; Location: MFR; MARS Id: 12.12.30.6 (Folder); Genres / Forms: Warrants, Plats, Deeds; Scope / Contents: Warrant: 1758 September 4. 640 acres. Descriptive references for land: Aarons Creek, Spring Branch Plat: 1760 May 21. 630 acres. Descriptive references for land: Aarons Creek
Chain carriers: John Pettypool, John Senford; Surveyor: Thomas Person Deed: 1760 December 2; Note: Warrant validated for six additional months on February 7, 1760, because its execution had been prevented by the “late Disturbances.” Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1760 April 21 – Title: Barrett, Jonathan. Granville Co. Provenance: Class: State Records [Collection]; Group: Secretary of State Record Group; Series: Granville Proprietary Land Office: Land Entries, Warrants, and Plats of Survey; Box: Granville County, A-Be; Years: 1760, 1754; Creator: Secretary of State, Office ofGranville Proprietary Land OfficeSecretary, Office of the; Call Number: S.108.270–S.108.283; Location: MFR; MARS Id: 12.12.25.41 (Folder); Genres / Forms: Land entries, Warrants, Plats, Deeds; Scope / Contents: Land Entry: 1760 April 21. 700 acres.
Descriptive references for land: Island Creek, Nathaniel Henderson. Warrant: 1754 January 30. 640 acres.
Descriptive references for land: Thomas Cook, Spewmarrow Creek Plat: 1754 May 28. 645 acres. Descriptive references for land: Spewmarrow Creek, Thomas Cook, William Gowing; Chain carriers: William Gregg, John Ozbin; Surveyor: Sherwood Haywood Deed: 1760 November 28; Granville Co, NC
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1760 July 15 – Abstract No. 3897, Grant Book Page No. 405. Lord Granville to Alexander Going, 600 acres in Orange County in the Parish of St. Matthews on both sides of Hogan’s Creek. Original Record: /signature/ Wits: Jas. Watson, Willm Nunn. Examined by Tho Jones and Richd Vigers. Surveyed February 10, 1757. Sworn Chain Carrier: Wm Armstrong, Notley Holis. Sher’d Haywood, Deputy Surveyor. Patent Bk. 14. [Ibid]” 1760 July 15 – Alexander Gowin, planter, ten shillings, on both sides of Hogans Cr., begin on SE side ad. creek at a white oak, S to a pine, N 320 p. to a pine, E 300 p. to beginning, 600 acres, twenty four shillings rent per year, surveyed 10 Feb 1757, Wm Armstrong and Notley Hollis, SCC. (SSLG 91-B) [Ed. note: see also N.C. Patent book 14:405]. http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html . 1760 July 15 – Alexander Going 600 acs on both sides of Hogans Cr – Orange Co, NC. NC Land Trans –Orange County, NC
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1760 July 25 – Alexander Gowing, 248 acres in Orange County in the Parish of St. Matthews on the north side of Dan River, joining Mayoes line and the courses of the said river. Original Record: /signature/. Witnesses: W. Churton, Henry Cool (?). Examined by: Tho. Jones and W. Churton. Sworn Chain Carrier: Moses Hollis, Enoch Robinson. Sher’d Haywood D Survey, Patent Book 14. [Margaret M. Hofman, “The Granville District of North Carolina, 1748-1763, Abstracts of Land Grants,” Vol. II, 1987] Book 14, Page 407; 248 Acres on North side of Dan River. Orange Co, NC. http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.95.625&qid=82726&rn=1
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1760 Nov 29 – Title: File No. 1078, James Going; Parent Records: State Records; Secretary of State Record Group; Land Office: Land Warrants, Plats of Survey, and Related Records; Granville County; Years: 1760; Call Number: S.108.718; Frames:201-202; Site: Archives Search Room (Raleigh); MARS Id: 12.14.66.1120 (Folder); Genres / Forms: Plats
Land Grant Info: Acres: 229; Grant Number: 114; Issued: Nov. 29, 1760; Book, Page: 14:108; Location: On Whartons Branch; Granville Co, NC; 1760 Nov 29 – Title: Gowen, James. Granville Co. Provenance: Class: State Records [Collection]; Group: Secretary of State Record Group; Series: Granville Proprietary Land Office: Granville Grants of Deed; Box: Granville Co. Years: 1760; Creator: Secretary of State, Office of Granville Proprietary Land Office Secretary, Office of the; Call Number: SSLG 61J; Location: MFR; MARS Id: 12.13.61.27 (Folder); Genres / Forms: Deeds, Plats, Indexes; Scope / Contents: November 29, 1760 529 acres Location: On Whartons Branch beg. at a red oak 2 copies Deed #114; Granville Co, NC http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html ; 1760 Nov 29 – It appears that William Gowen‘s son, James “Going” may have received land on 1760 November 29. James Going received a patent to 529 acres in Granville County located in St. John’s parish, “adjoining Winnirgum’s line, Melone’s line and Robert’s line,” according to Surveyor’s Book 14, page 108. The survey was signed by James Gowen. “William Going, sworn chain carrier” was a witness. Granville County, NC
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1760 Dec 1 – Title: Gowing, Joseph. Granville Co. Provenance: Class: State Records [Collection]; Group: Secretary of State Record Group; Series: Granville Proprietary Land Office: Granville Grants of Deed; Box: Granville Co. Years: 1760; Creator: Secretary of State, Office of Granville Proprietary Land OfficeSecretary, Office of the; Call Number: SSLG 39H; Location: MFR; MARS Id: 12.13.39.28 (Folder); Genres / Forms: Deeds, Plats, Indexes; Scope / Contents: December 1, 1760 680 acres Location: Both sides of Taylors Creek 2 copies Deed #199; Granville Co, NC. http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html 1760 Dec 1 – Title: File No. 294, Joseph Gowing; Parent Records: State Records; Secretary of State Record Group; Land Office: Land Warrants, Plats of Survey, and Related Records; Granville County; Years: 1760; Call Number: S.108.717; Frames:690-693; Site: Archives Search Room (Raleigh); MARS Id: 12.14.66.292 (Folder); Genres / Forms: Warrants, Plats. Land Grant Info: Acres: 680; Grant Number: 199; Issued: Dec. 1, 1760; Book, Page: 11:367; Location: On both sides Taylors Creek beginning at a hick; Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html 1760 Dec 1 – On December 1, 1760 Joseph Gowen received a patent to 680 acres “on both sides of Taylor’s Creek,” according to Granville County Deed Book E, page 143. 1760 Dec 1 – Joseph Gowing – Granville County, NC – 680 acres on both sides of Taylors Creek beginning at a hickory. Along Newell line, Mills line, Ballinger line, Meghus line, Ford line. Granville County, NC.
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1760 Dec 1: Earl of Granville to Joseph Going of Granville County, North Carolina, planter. 680 acres of land located on both sides of Taylors Creek, bounded by land of Neville, Ballinger, Megahor, Efford, and Parker. Wits: Robt Eyre, Will Hurst, Isaac Edwards. Signed: Thomas Child. Proved up by Isaac Edwards in May Court 1762. (Book E p. 143). Granville County, North Carolina
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1760 Dec 2 – William Gowen receives 667 acres adjacent to Johnson, Stovall, in Granville County, NC, 1760 Dec 2 – Title: Gowen, William. Granville Co. Provenance: Class: State Records [Collection]; Group: Secretary of State Record Group; Series: Granville Proprietary Land Office: Granville Grants of Deed; Box: Granville Co.; Years: 1760 Creator: Secretary of State, Office ofGranville Proprietary Land Office Secretary, Office of the; Call Number: SSLG 40A; Location: MFR; MARS Id: 12.13.40.2 (Folder); Genres / Forms: Deeds, Plats, Indexes; Scope / Contents: December 2, 1760 667 acres Location: Beginning at a pine 2 copies Deed #160; Granville Co, NC. 1760 Dec 2 – William Gowen – Granville County, NC – 667 acs; Adj: Johnson, Stovall, Granville County, NC
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1760 Dec 2 – William Gowen receives 650 acres adjacent to Charles Harris land in Granville Co, NC: 1760 Dec 2 – Title: File No. 283, William Gowen; Parent Records: State Records; Secretary of State Record Group; Land Office: Land Warrants, Plats of Survey, and Related Records; Granville County; Years: 1760; Call Number: S.108.717; Frames:679; Site: Archives Search Room (Raleigh); MARS Id: 12.14.66.281 (Folder); Personal Names: Gowen, William, Harris, Charles; Note: There were no documents in the shuck at time of filming. Land Grant Info: Acres:650; Grant Number: 150; Issued: Dec. 2, 1760; Book, Page: 11:365; Location: Beginning at a white oak on Charles Harris line, Granville Co, NC. http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1760 Dec 2 land grant to William Gowen two grants
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1760 Dec 2: Earl of Granville to William Gowine of Granville County, North Carolina, planter. 650 acres of land located on the Dogwood Spring Branch, bounded by land of Charles Harris. Wits: Thos Jones. Will Hurst. Robt Eyre, Isaac Edwards. Signed: Thomas Child. Proved up by Isaac Edwards in Aug Ct 1762. (Book E p. 440, p 447-448). Granville County, North Carolina.
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1760 Dec 5: William M Gowan (or McGowan), granted 150 acres in New Hanover between Jonathan Evans, Thomas Brice and William McGowan Sr’s lands. Book 15 pg 332. New Hanover County, North Carolina http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.92.1315&qid=82716&rn=5

1760 Dec 18 – Page 9 – William Gladden survey for 623 acres adj to Alexander Going, Orange Co, NC – 18 Dec. 1760, 623 acres on both sides of Moon’s Creek; joins Hugh Dobbin: ALEXANDER GOING, & William Morris, SCC. Orange County, North Carolina Records, Vol. III. Granville Proprietary Land Office. Miscellaneous Records; By William D. Bennett, C.G. http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html

1761 whites/Blacks male/Blacks f/ Blacks 12-16
List of John Pope
Thomas, Moses Gowin. Refuses to List his wife 2 tithes
Michael Gowin, John Wilson. Refuses to list his wife 2
Joseph Gowin. Refuses to list his wife 1
List of Robt. Harris for Granville Parish
Edward Going sons Edwd. Reeps 0 white/3black males
Country Line District by Larkin Johnston
William Gowin, James Gowin 2
William Gowin Junr, Jesse Chandlor 2
Granville Co, NC
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1761 Ann Gowen was living in nearby Cumberland County, North Carolina in November 1761 when the County Court ordered her to “keep in her possession a mulattoe boy which she now has in order that she may have him here next court. Paul Heinegg suggests that she may have been the “Ann Goin” who received 100 acres “on Broad River and both sides of Fannin’s Creek” in District 96, South Carolina September 23, 1786. When Union County, South Carolina was created in 1798 the land lay in that county, according to Union County Deed Book B, page 112.

1761 Jan 19 – Title: Moore, John. Granville Co. Provenance: Class: State Records [Collection]; Group: Secretary of State Record Group; Series: Granville Proprietary Land Office: Land Entries, Warrants, and Plats of Survey; Box: Granville County, Mas-My; Years: 1761, 1762; Creator: Secretary of State, Office of Granville Proprietary Land Office Secretary, Office of the; Call Number: S.108.270—S.108.283; Location: MFR; MARS Id: 12.12.34.52 (Folder); Genres / Forms: Land entries, Warrants, Deeds; Scope / Contents: Land Entry: 1761 January 19. 700 acres. Descriptive references for land: Jonathan Creek, William Gowing Warrant: 1761 January 19. 700 acres. Descriptive references for land: Jonathan Creek, Drewry Smith. William Gowing Deed: 1762 January 4; Granville Co, NC.
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1761 Feb – Deed: proof 600 acres, Feb 1761, Orange, North Carolina, USA. Alexander Going 600 acres recd – Orange Co, NC – sale from Earl of Granville ’96 deed proved Feb Court 1761 p. 48 http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/1761_alex_600_ac_from_granville_proved.jpg 1761 Feb 13 – Page 16, Alexander Gowing recd 600 acres in Orange Co, NC. Earl of Granville to ALEXANDER GOWING, 600 acres. Wit William Churton Register of Orange County, North Carolina Deeds 1752-1768 & 1793. By Eve B. Weeks
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1761 Feb 6 – Title: Matthews, John. Dobbs Co. Series: Granville Proprietary Land Office: Land Entries, Warrants, and Plats of Survey; Box: Dobbs County, B-W; Years: 1761, 1763; Creator: Secretary of State, Office of Granville Proprietary Land Office Secretary, Office of the; Call Number: S.108.270–S.108.283; MARS Id: 12.12.11.32 (Folder); Genres / Forms: Warrants, Deeds, Plats; Scope / Contents: Warrant: 1761 February 6. 700 acres. Descriptive references for land: White Oak Swamp, Benjamin Sherrod, John Going. Deed: 1763 April 1. Geographic Names: Dobbs County; White Oak Swamp
Personal Names: Matthews, John; Sherrod, Benjamin; John Going; Dobbs Co, NC
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1761 Feb 17 – Court – Page 64. Grand Jury impaneled and sworn-to wit:
Thomas Stagg, Benjamin Carter, Moses Hollis, Richard Simpson, Joseph Atkins, Hugh Porter, Jesse Brashear, John Hunter, Ephraim Gold, Henry Reynolds, Wm Willson, Phillip Preather, Nathaniel Reynolds, ALEXANDER GOING, Thomas Willson. Orange County, North Carolina Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions of Sept 1752 – August 1766. By Ruth Herndon Shields. http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html

1761 March 4 – Title: William Gowin. Granville Co. Provenance: Class: State Records [Collection]; Group: Secretary of State Record Group; Series: Granville Proprietary Land Office: Land Entries, Warrants, and Plats of Survey; Box: Granville County, Go-Har; Years: 1761, 1762; Creator: Secretary of State, Office ofGranville Proprietary Land OfficeSecretary, Office of the; Call Number: S.108.270—S.108.283; Location: MFR; MARS Id: 12.12.30.7 (Folder); Genres / Forms: Land entries, Warrants, Plats, Deeds; Scope / Contents: Land Entry: 1761 March 4. 700 acres. Descriptive references for land: William Allen, Drewry Allen, James; Smith, Jonathan Barret Warrant: 1761 March 4. 700 acres.
Descriptive references for land: William Allen, Drewry Allen, James; Smith, Jonathan Barret. Plat: 1761 August 27. 640 acres. Descriptive references for land: Spewmarrow Creek; Chain carriers: John McCargan, William Allen, Jr. Surveyor: Thomas Person Deed: 1762 February 6. Granville Co, NC
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1761 May 19 – Page 11, John McMillion warrant, 700 acres (694 acres) on Hogn’s Creek, begin at ALEXANDER GOWING’S line, includes his own and Stephen McMillion’s improvements, executed 17 Aug. 1761, issued 6 Oct. 1761. Orange County, North Carolina Records, Vol. III. Book 12, pg 7. Grant 46. Granville Proprietary Land Office. Miscellaneous Records; By William D. Bennett, C.G. http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html , http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.95.31&qid=266488&rn=142

1761 Aug 11: Joseph Gowing of Granville County, North Carolina to Thomas Person of same, conveys 680 acres located on both sides of Taylors Creek, bounded by lands of Neville, Mill, Ballinger, McGeher, and Parker. Wits: Ben Person, James Pierce. Signed: Joseph Going. Proved up by Benjamin Persons on Aug 11, 1761. Deed Book D, page 253. Granville County, North Carolina.
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1761 November – Ann Gowen was living in Cumberland County, North Carolina in November 1761 when the County Court ordered her to “keep in her possession a mulattoe boy which she now has in order that she may have him here next court”. [Minutes 1759-65, 75]. Cumberland County, North Carolina

1761 December 30 and 1762 July 6 – Other records show that William, son of John Going, moves from Lunenburg County to Orange County, North Carolina between December 30, 1761 and July 6, 1762. This is proof that William Going of Orange County was the son of John Going and Mary Keith Going of Lunenburg County, Va.

1762 Bare Swamp District; List of John Pope for St. Johns Parish
Michael Gowin, Mulattoe, John Willson 2 tithes
Thomas Gowin, Moses Gowin 2
Edward Gowin Senr. Mulla., Reps Gowin, Edward Gowin 3
Fishing Creek District
James Gowing, Son William, Refs. to list his wife
2 whites, 0 blacks, 2 males, 0 females, 2 over 16, 2 total
Country Line District
William Gowin Junr 2 white
Granville Parish by Robert Harris
Joseph Going Mulato not listed his wife
List of insolvents
Gowen, James 2
Going, Michael 2
Going, Edward 2
Going, Jos. 1
Granville Co, NC
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1762 land grant for William Gowen for 640 acres, North Carolina
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1762 Feb – Deed: proof 80 acres, Feb 1762, Orange, North Carolina, USA. Deed of sale Moses Hollis to Nortley Hollis 80 ac proved by Alexander Going – Orange Co, NC – Feb Court 1762 p.54
http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/1762-alex_proves_hollis_deed.jpg 1762 Feb 9 – Page 19, Feb. 9, 1762; Moses Hollis to Nortley Hollis, 80 acres; Deed of sale, witness ALEXANDER GOING; Register of Orange County, North Carolina Deeds 1752-1768 & 1793; By Eve B. Weeks. Orange Co, NC.
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The transaction was not recorded until 1780 Va Bedford Co Goen, William 20 Jul 1780
240 acres on both sides of Island Creek. Land office Patents E, 1775-1776, 1780-1781 (v.2 p. 463-930), p. 178 (Reel 46). Bedford County, Virginia.

1762 Feb 6 – William Gowen receives 640 acs on both sides of Spew Marrow Creek adjacent to Allen’s line in Granville County, NC. 1762 Feb 6 – Title: File No. 298, William Gowen; Parent Records: State Records; Secretary of State Record Group; Land Office: Land Warrants, Plats of Survey, and Related Records; Granville County; Years: 1762; Call Number: S.108.717; Frames:697; Site: Archives Search Room (Raleigh); MARS Id: 12.14.66.296 (Folder); Land Grant Info: Acres:640; Grant Number: 28; Issued: Feb. 6, 1762; Book, Page: 11:368; Location: On both sides of Spew marrow Creek; Granville Co, NC. 1762 Feb 6 – Title: Gowen, William. Granville Co. Provenance: Class: State Records [Collection]; Group: Secretary of State Record Group; Series: Granville Proprietary Land Office: Granville Grants of Deed; Box: Granville Co. Years: 1762. Creator: Secretary of State, Office of Granville Proprietary Land OfficeSecretary, Office of the; Call Number: SSLG 40A; Location: MFR; MARS Id: 12.13.40.1 (Folder); Genres / Forms: Deeds, Plats, Indexes; Scope / Contents: February 6, 1762 640 acres Location: Both sides of Spewmarrow Creek 2 copies Deed #28; Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html 1762 Feb 6 – William Gowen – Granville County, NC – 640 acs on both sides of Spew Marrow Cr, Adj: Allen’s line, Granville County, NC. http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.66.296&qid=82718&rn=9

1762 April 7 – William Gladden granted 311 acres to Alexander Going – Orange Co, NC. William Gladden had been granted the land on 1761 June 7. This is recorded in Deed recorded on 1775 Nov 5 – granting John Dismukes and Samuel Paul this land – both sides of Moon Creek. This is part of the larger tract granted to Gladden and Going.
Deed: acquired 311 acres on Moons Creek, 7 Apr 1762, , Orange, North Carolina, USA. 7 Apr 1762 Wm Gladden sold 311 acres land on Moons Creek to Alexander Gowen — next record 25 Nov 1775 Dismurker to Paul — conflicting information in deed 22 Mar 1779 says land was Gladden to William Gowing.
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____ ? date – William Gowing William Glading, John Wood, Roberts, Ingrim
Deed: 311 acres on Moons Creek, 22 Mar 1779, Caswell, North Carolina, USA. 16 22 Mar 1779 James Roberts of Pittsylvania, Va. to John Ingrim of NC for L100 sold tract of 311 acres on both sides Moone Creek in Caswell Co., NC., being part of a tract of 622 acres of John Earl Granville deed to William Glading, who had sold to William Gowing, and by Gowing to John Wood, and by Wood to James Roberts and by Robers to John Ingrim. Caswell Co, NC
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1762 April 7 – Deed: 311 acres on Moons Creek, 18 Sep 1779, Caswell, North Carolina, USA. 18 Sep 1779 Samuel Paul of Caswell Co, NC sold to William Leek of Caswell Co for L300 230 acres on both sides of Moon Creek part of larger track granted to William Gladdin 7 Jun 1761 and the part which Gladden sold to Alexander Gowen on 7 Apr 1762. Caswell Co, NC
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1762 April 7 – Deed: 311 acres on Moons Creek, 22 Mar 1790, Caswell, North Carolina, USA. 22 Mar 1790 William Leek of Caswell NC sold to Charlton Ingram of Caswell for L300 230 acres on both sides of Moons Creek being part of a larger tract granted to William Gladden on 7 Jun 1761 which Gladden sold to Alexander Gowen on 7 Apr 1762. Caswell Co, NC
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1762 July 6, William Going (John Going Sr’s son) of Orange County, North Carolina sells his 100 acres in Lunenburg County, Virginia on Great Branch of Allen’s Creek adjacent to William Sandifur. William Going, son of John and Mary Keith Going of Lunenburg County, Virginia, moved to Orange County, North Carolina by July 6, 1762. William had previously sold his 100 acres, gift of his parents, while still living in Lunenburg County. “July 6, 1762, William Going of Orange County, North Carolina to Francis Norvell of Lunenburg County, Virginia, 45 pounds, 100 acres, Lunenburg County, Great Branch of Allen’s Creek, adjacent Wm Sandefur. Signed: William [W] Going. Recorded: 6 July 1762. Deed Bk. 7, pp. 302-04. [June Banks Evans, “Lunenburg County, Virginia, Deed Book 7,
1760-1761, Bryn Ffyliaid Publishers, NO, La., 1990]. http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/GOWEN/2001-08/0996862999 1762 July 6, – William Going (John Going Sr’s son) of Orange County, North Carolina sells his 100 acres in Lunenburg County, Virginia on Great Branch of Allen’s Creek adjacent to William Sandifur. Lunenburg Co, Va. http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/GOWEN/2001-08/0996862999

1762 October 4 –”William Gowen sells 640 acres of his land October 4, 1762, according to Granville County Deed Book F, page 382, in Granville Co, NC 1762 October 4 – Land: sold 640 acres, 4 Oct 1762, , Granville, North Carolina, USA. “William Gowen sold 640 acres of his land October 4, 1762, according to Granville County Deed Book F, page 382. Granville Co, NC.

1762 December 11 – John Going Sr., receives title to 700 acres of land on Moon Creek near the Dan River in Orange County, North Carolina – just on the other side of the border from Virginia to North Carolina. The land is adjacent to land owned by William Gladin – 505 acres of the land received appears to be from William Gladin’s plat. His son, William Going is the chain carrier for the transaction (measurement device used). 1762 Dec 11 – Page 13, GOING, JOHN, SENIOR. Warrant 11 Dec. 1762, 700 acres on Moon’s Creek, adjoins Samuel Pool and William Glading. Orange County, North Carolina Records, Vol. III; Granville Proprietary Land Office; Miscellaneous Records; By William D. Bennett, C.G. Orange Co, NC
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1762 Dec 11 John Going 700 acres Orange Co
On December 15, 1762 John Going Sr. records the deed for 700 acres. Orange Co, NC.
1762 Dec 15 John Going Sr 505 acres Orange Co NC

1763 List of Insolvents
Gowen, James 2
Going, Edward 2
Going, Wm. 1 Rong listed 1
Granville Co, NC
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1763 Feb 2 – Title: Harrison, Robert. Granville Co. Provenance: Class: State Records [Collection]; Group: Secretary of State Record Group; Series: Granville Proprietary Land Office: Land Entries, Warrants, and Plats of Survey; Box: Granville County, Go-Har; Years: 1763; Creator: Secretary of State, Office ofGranville Proprietary Land OfficeSecretary, Office of the; Call Number: S.108.270—S.108.283; MARS Id: 12.12.30.83 (Folder); Genres / Forms: Warrants, Plats, Plats. Scope / Contents: Warrant: 1763 February 2. 700 acres. Descriptive references for land: William Gowin, Charles Harris, William Royster Plat: 1763 May 24. 700 acres. Descriptive references for land: Jonathans Creek, Charles Harris, William Gowin; Chain carriers: John James, John Pendergrass; Surveyor: Thomas Person Grant not ripened. Granville Co, NC. http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1763 April 27 ….Christopher Ginn’s (Guin) old 100 acre tract of land on the north bank of Tar River and on Indian Creek adjoining Drew Smith which he sold to Nathaniel Hickman was resold to Thomas Spellby Hickman on April 27 in Edgecombe Co.. This land originally was purchased as part of a 2000 acre tract by John Green on Dec. 6, 1732. It was later conveyed to Francis Bettis, from Bettis to Charles Evans, from Evans to Christopher Ginn (Guin).

1763 June 11 – Page 14, GOING, JOHN, SENIOR. Survey 11 June 1763, 505 acres on Moon’s Creek of Dan River joins Gledden: WILLIAM GOING and William Land, SCC. (2 copies); Orange County, North Carolina Records, Vol. III; Granville Proprietary Land Office; Miscellaneous Records; By William D. Bennett, C.G. Orange Co, NC.
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1763 Aug – Page 90, Court – Richard Finch v. Alexander Going – Orange Co, NC
T.A.B. (personal quarrels). Orange County, North Carolina Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions of Sept 1752 – August 1766. By Ruth Herndon Shields
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1763 Oct 3: Christopher Gewin of Anson, for 30L, to John Carr of same, . . . 100 acres on SW side Pee Dee, where Carr now lives . . . adj. line run by John Shepard . . . Christopher Gewin (SEAL), Wit: Thomas Williamson, Thefehus Baxter, (TB). Vol 3. pg. 96, Anson County, North Carolina.

1763 Oct 11 – David Going was a witness to a deed dated October 11, 1763 in which Abraham Whitworth [no wife] sold to Isaac Whitworth “both of Rowan County” 170 acres on the south side of Dan River for £100. David Going and John Sharp proved the deed in October 1762. North Carolina.

1763 Nov – In November 1763, William Going and Alexander Going were sued in the same Orange County, North Carolina Court. William’s case is filed in Debt Folio 116 and Alexander’s in Case Folio 123. [Ruth Herndon Shields, op cit] 1763 Nov Page 94; Court – James Lesslye v. Alexander Going – Orange Co, NC. Orange County, North Carolina Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions of Sept 1752 – August 1766. By Ruth Herndon Shields
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1763 Nov – Page 116; Court of Nov. 1763; George Lumpkin vs WILLIAM GOING – Debt; Orange County, North Carolina Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions of Sept 1752 – August 1766; By Ruth Herndon Shields
Orange Co, NC. http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html

1763 Nov 8 – Page 27; Alexander Going sells 311 1/2 acres to John Woods, Orange Co, NC. Deed of sale, witness James Woods. Register of Orange County, North Carolina Deeds 1752-1768 & 1793. By Eve B. Weeks
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1764 Granville Co, NC
Jas. Gowen, James Lunceford 2 white
Thomas Going and Moses Going 2 white
Joseph Going and James Harrison mulattoe 1 white 1 mulattoe
Edward Going and Edward Going 2 mulattoe
Yancey’s List ( part missing)
Gowen, Joseph 1-0-0-0
Gowen, William 1-0-0-0
List of Robert Harris
John Cape and William Gowen 2-0-0-0

Jos. Gowen 2 insolvent
James Gowen 2 insolvent
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html ; http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Granville.htm

1764 May – In 1764 May until the May 1765 court session, Alexander Going, and John Going are both involved in separate court cases in Orange County, NC. – McCaul, Lytle & Co. vs ALEXANDER GOING – T.A.B. (personal quarrels); Thomas Moore vs JOHN GOING – Case. Orange County, North Carolina Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions of Sept 1752 – August 1766. Page 102; Court of May 1764. By Ruth Herndon Shields. Orange Co, NC. (This may possibly be John Going, Jr.).

1764 May: William Gladen sells 311 and a half acres to William Gowen in Orange Co NC deeds registry
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1764: William Gladden sells 311 and a half acres to William Going in Orange Co NC 1765 William Gladden sells 311 and a half acres to Alexander Going in Orange Co NC
1779 roberts to ingram land that was william goings from gladen 311 acres
John Going appears in Orange County in May 1765 Court Records. [Folio 383] [Shields, op cit. (This may be John Going Jr or Sr here).

1764 May 15 – On May 15, 1764, William Going was granted 311 ½ acres in Orange County, North Carolina. [Eve B. Weeks, “Register of Orange County, North Carolina Deeds, 1752-1768,” & 1793, Heritage Papers, 1984] William Gladden conveys the full 623 acres of his tract to William Gowen and to Alexander Going. Gladden conveys 311 and 1/2 acres of land to William Gowen recorded in 1764, and then the transaction with Alexander Going for 311 and 1/2 acres of land is recorded in 1765.

1764 July – Aaron Going gave a deed of trust to Thomas Underwood. It was proved in court by George Gowen.
1787 May 16: “Aron Going” received 410 acres in the County of Guilford “on the head of Matrimony Creek a branch of the Dan River and on Paw Paw Creek of Mayo River” bounded by the lines of Samuel Gates, near Hamilton’s line, from the State of North Carolina May 16, 1786, according to Rockingham County Deed Book A, page 33. Rockingham Co, NC. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98Q-SSWJ?i=14&cat=161485

1764 Aug – Page 109; Court of Aug. 1764 Aug – Robert Lytle v. Alexander Going & ALEXANDER GOING vs WILLIAM GOING – Petition. Orange County, North Carolina Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions of Sept 1752 – August 1766. By Ruth Herndon Shields
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1764 August 14 – John Gowen conveyed land to Edmund Bearden, his brother-in-law, according to Granville County deed records. Granville Co, NC.

1764 Nov 9 – William Gowen – 300 acs on both sides of Pocket Cr. Cumberland, NC. Cumberland Co., NC. http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.51.503&qid=82718&rn=6 1764 Nov 9 – Crown to WILLIAM GOWEN, 300 ac in Cumberland on both sides of the Pocket (?) Cr. (Patent Bk 17, p 116, #7448) (Hofmann, Margaret M. Colony of NC, 1735-1764, Abstracts of Land Patents, Vol 1, 1982, p 527). Moore Co, NC http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/11/moore-county-nc-early-records.html

1765 William Burford’s District
William Going Molatto not listed 2
County Line district by James Yancy
Joseph Gions 1, 0
Wm. Gions 1,0
Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1765 Feb – Page 119; Court: James Lesslie v. Alexander Going – Orange Co, NC
Orange County, North Carolina Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions of Sept 1752 – August 1766. By Ruth Herndon Shields
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html

1765 May – Court: jury, May 1765, Granville, North Carolina, USA. William Gowen, Joseph Gowen and John Gowen were included in a jury panel in May 1765, according to Granville County Court minutes.” Granville Co, NC

1765 May – Page 126; Court – John Williams Esq. v. Alexander Going – Orange Co, NC
Thomas Moore vs JOHN GOING -Case. Orange County, North Carolina Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions of Sept 1752 – August 1766. By Ruth Herndon Shields
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html

1765 May – Page 127; Court – Abner Nash, Esq. v. Alexander Going – Orange Co, NC
Orange County, North Carolina Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions of Sept 1752 – August 1766. By Ruth Herndon Shields
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html

1765 Aug – Deed: Alexander Going 300 acres to John Thomas – Orange Co, NC – August Court 1765 p. 111
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1765 Aug – Deed: Alexander Going 311 ½ acres from William Gladden proved by Moses Hollis – Aug Court 1765 p. 120. Orange, NC
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1765 Aug 7: William Gowen of Granville County, North Carolina, in consideration of the good will and affection I have to my son Joseph Gowen of Granville County, in the province aforesaid . . . grant 350 acres bounded by land of Gowen, Wits: Stephen Jett, James Davenport. Signed: William Gowen. Proved up by James Davenport in August Court 1765. Deed Book H, page 28-29. Granville County, North Carolina.
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1765 Aug 13 – Page 42; William Golden (Gladden) to Alexander Going 311 1/2 acres. Deed of sale, witness Moses Hollis. Register of Orange County, North Carolina Deeds 1752-1768 & 1793. By Eve B. Weeks
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1766 Box CR 44.601.20 1766 gives alphabetical summary only:
Goin, Joseph 2
Gowin, Thomas 1
Gowing, Joseph 1
Gowin, Edward 1
Gowin, Reps 1
Memo of those as has not listed with John Pope
Joseph Gowin (Mullattoe, has a wife and other Family not listed)
Edward Gowin (Mullattoe, has a wife &c not listed)
Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html , http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Granville.htm

1766 May 13 – Deed: Alexander Going 248 acres to Roger Adkinson – Orange Co, NC. proved by Alex’r Going May Court 1766 p. 130
http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/1766_alex_sale_248_ac_to_adkinson,_proved.jpg 1766 May 13 – Alexander Going; Page 45; May 13 1766; ALEXANDER GOING to Roger Adkinson, 248 acres; Deed of sale, witness ALEXANDER GOING; Register of Orange County, North Carolina Deeds 1752-1768 & 1793; By Eve B. Weeks
Orange Co, NC. http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html (Note: This record indicates that Alexander ‘Going’ Jr. had reached the age of majority. Thus, he was born prior to 1745).

1766 Aug – Page 141; Court – John Williams Esq v. Alexander Going – Orange Co, NC
Orange County, North Carolina Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions of Sept 1752 – August 1766. By Ruth Herndon Shields
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html

1767 List of Philips Pryor
Joseph Gowen, Presley Harrison John Cunningham, Minor Cockram 4w, 0B
list of John Pope (white, Black male, Black female)
Thomas Gowin 2-0-0
Moses Gowin 1-0-0
Joseph Gowin 0-2-0
Edward Gowin 0-1-0
Edward Gowin Jr.0-1-0
Separate List later in reel, Philip Pryors List
Joseph Gowen, Prisly Morrison, John Cunningham, Minor Cocer? 4 white
Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1767 William Goins
1755-1786 NC Taxpayers
1767, Cumberland Co, WM GOINS.
Cumberland Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/11/moore-county-nc-early-records.html

1767 Joseph Gowin to Isaac Winfree in Granville Co NC (Book H Letter G p. 359)
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1767 Jan 6 – Some time between 1765 – 1767 William Goyne moves from Orange County, NC, to the Craven District, South Carolina – in what will be Fairfield County, SC on the border of Chester County, SC – on Wateree Creek. He receives a 300 acre grant.

1767 May 12 – Page 49; May 12 1767; JOSHUA GOING to Henry Bremer, 156 acres; Deed of sale, witness Thomas Horn. Register of Orange County, North Carolina Deeds 1752-1768 & 1793; By Eve B. Weeks. Orange Co, NC
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1767 Oct 7: Joseph Gowin of Granville County, North Carolina to Isaac Winfree same, 350 acres in Granville County, bounded by William Gowin’s old line. Wits: John Cunningham. Signed: Joseph Gowin. Proved up by John Cunningham in the November Court 1767. p. 359-361. Granville County, North Carolina.

1768 list of John Pope
Thomas Gowin, John Gowin, Alston Hopkins 3 tithes
Moses Gowin [torn]
Joseph Gowin his Nat 2
Granville Co, NC
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1768, pp.4-9 Robeson Co NC Mulatoes: Isom Skipper, Arthur Lamb, Simon Cox & Adam Ivey, William Wilkins, Rasses Goen, Thomas Cairsey, Junr., Aaron Drake, Ishamel Chevers & wife, Cannon Cumbo & wife, James Carter & son Isaac, James Lowery & wife: Jas Hunt & William Jones, Cudworth Oxendine, James Clarke & wife, Cooper Clarke & wife, Jas. Doyal & wife & Arthur Evans, John Wilson, Solomon James, Moses Walker & wife, Thomas Russel, Isaac Lamb & son Needham, Daniel Wharton & wife & Son Richard Wharton, Isaac Johnston, Jacob Lockliar & wife, Joshua Perkins & two sons & wife, William Sweat & son Benj., Joseph Ivey, Major Lockliar, Joshua Braveboy & son Lewis, Solomon Johnston Junr. & wife, Thomas Sweat, Gilbert Cox, Peter Cairsey & son David, Richd. Jones & wife, Thomas Cairsey Senr., Moses Skipper. Robeson Co, NC http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/robeson_tax.htm

1768 – “John Going, one tithable” appeared in the 1768 tax list of Rowan County in the Dan River District, according to “Some Colonial Tax Lists of Rowan County, North Carolina, 1768-1775” by Jo White Linn, Sherburne Laughlin and Ransom McBride. Their compilation was published in “North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal,” Vol. 8, February 1982. Rowan co, NC.

1768 Feb 2: William Gray of Granville County, planter, of North Carolina to Moses Jewel alias Gowin of same. One hundred acres of land located on the south side of Tarr River and both sides of Midle Creek. Bounded by Ballingers line, Sheppards line, and Samuel Ware. Wits: John Pope, Crafford Pope. Signed: William Gray. Proved up by John Pope on Jan 18, 1769. (Book H p. 481) Granville County, North Carolina.
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1768 March 14 – On March 14, 1768, William Hatsel sold the land he had purchased from William Going . William Hatsel of Mecklenburg County to Martin Phillips of Mecklenburg County for 50 pounds, a certain tract of land in Mecklenburg on both sides of the Long (Great) Branch that makes out of Allen’s Creek, bounded by John Going, new lines, John Ruffin, about 100 acres. Signed: William Hatsel. Witness: none. The deed was acknowledged by William Hatsel and Christiana Hatsel, his wife. Recorded in Deed Book 1, p. 547. Mecklenburg County, Virginia Deeds, 1765-1771, 1990. Mecklenberg Co, Va.
(Note: The John Going mentioned in the above deed was John Going, Sr., as John Going, Jr. had moved to Orange Co., North Carolina by 1765).

1768 June 11 – 0-155: Alexander Gowen of North Carolina 461 acres on Pohick in Fairfax Co. Surv. William West. Adj . Col. Carter. 11 June 1768. p. 197. Land: grant 461 acres, 11 Jun 1768, , Fairfax, Virginia, USA. 461 acres of waste and ungranted land on the branches of Pohick surveyed by Wm West, and touching a corner of Col Carter’s land. Fairfax Co, Va. (Note: This appears to possibly be Alexander Gowen Jr – son of Alexander Gowen).
http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/1768grantalexandergowenfairfaxcova.jpg

1769 Summary list from microfilm white/ Black/ Carriage wheels
Gowen, Thomas 3/0/0
Gowen, Moses 2/0/0
Gowen, William 1/0/0
Gowen, Edward 0/1/0
Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1769 May 5 – Cumberland Co: Crown to Conner Doud and Cornelius Tyce, 200 ac in Cumberland on both sides of Pocket Cr, joining WILLIAM GOWANN. (Patent Bk 20, p 483, #1887) (Hofmann, Margaret M. Colony of NC, Vol 1, op cit). Cumberland Co, NC. http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/11/moore-county-nc-early-records.html

1770, pp.24-46 Molatoes: Isaac, Jno., Eliza & Hannah Hayes, John Combow, John Johnston & wife, Titus Overton & wife, John Bullard & Gutridge Lockelier, Benja. Lamb, Simon Cox, Gilbert Cox & James Percey, Cannon Cumbo, James Carter Senr. & Junr. & Isaac Carter, Frederick Goan & wife, John Waldon, Adam Ivey, John Phillips, Isaac & Needham Lamb, Arthur Lamb, Wm Wilkins, Charles Oxendine, Elisha Sweeting, Sarah & James Sweet, Daniel Wharton & wife, David Braveboy, Peter Causey & son David, Joseph Clark, Ishmael Cheeves, James Doyel & Wife, Thos. Groom, John Hammons, Richd. Jones & wife, Solomon James, Solomon Johnston & wife, Solomon Johnston Junr. & wife, Major Locklier, James Lowry & Wm Jones, Jacob Lockleer, John Lockleer & wife & son Wm. Robeson County, NC. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/robeson_tax.htm

1771 Thomas Gowin 2 unk Granville Co NC.
Moses Gowin 1 unk
John Gowin 1 unk
Edward Gowin 1 unk
Joseph Gowin 2 unk
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Granville.htm

1770 May 30 – Page 56 – Deed Book 3, Page 285; 30 May 1770, ALEXANDER GOWEN of Orange to John Dismukes of same, fifty six pounds five shillings, 311 ½ acres, on both sides of Moons Cr., granted William Gladden 7 June 1761, Gladden to GOWEN 7 April 1762, (no description); signed ALEXANDER (x) GOWEN: witness John Hamilton, Hugh Armstrong, Ephriam Dismukes; proved July Term 1770 by Armstrong. {Ed. note: no record of this deed in the surviving deeds from the Granville Land Office. Orange County, North Carolina Records, Vol. III; Deed Book 3 Abstracts; By William D. Bennett, C.G. Orange Co, NC. http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html

1771 -List of Granville Co Militia.
Company of Capt Sol. Alston, dec’d.
Soldiers:
THOMAS GOING, Sen
THOMAS GOING, Jun
JOHN GOING
MOSES GOING
JOSEPH GYNE
EDWARD GYNE, absent
NATHANIEL GYNE
Capt Sol. Alston now dead, returned by his Lt Sol. Fuller. (Clark, Walter. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of NC, The State Records of NC, Vol XXII, p 162, 1907). Granville Co, NC.
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1771 – The 1771 Pay Roll of “Capt Nathaniel Hart’s Company of the Orange County Regiment of Militia that were in the late expedition against the Insurgents of this Province.”
Name No. Days
Daniel Gwin 73
Hugh Gwin 73 [Walter Clark, “The Colonial Records of North Carolina,” Vol. 17, p. 416) Orange Co, NC

1771 – Deed: Daniel Gowin 270 acres to George Deathrage, 1771, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA. Daniel Gowin of Pittsylvania Co., VA to George Deathrage of Surry Co., NC, 270 acres in Pittsylvania Co., VA., on Russel Cr a branch of Mayo in current Patrick Co., VA (about 61 mi west of Moons Creek and Dan River in Caswell Co., NC). Pittsylvania Co., VA. Deed Book 3, p. 48. Pittsylvania Co., Va. (Note: Some have read the deed to say “Daniel Gowin” instead of “David Gowen”).

1773 – Nathaniel Gowen and Robert Locklear were arrested in Granville County in 1773, but were released upon paying “their prison charges” when no one appeared to press charges. Granville Co, NC.

1773 Several persons signed a petition for the partition of the north part of Orange County. Among them were Alexander Gowen, Sr, Alexander Gowen, Emos [Amos] Gowen, Daniel Gowen and John Gowen, according to “The Colonial Records of North Carolina, 1771-1775,” Vol. 9, by Sanders. “Petition from inhabitants of Orange County concerning county boundaries; Sanders, James; Et Al. 1773, Volume 09, Pages 809-810. [From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.] Orange Co, NC. 1773 Amos Goyen joined other members of his family in signing a petition for the partitioning of Orange County, according to “Colonial Records of North Carolina, 1771-1775” Volume 9. His signature was written “Emus Gowen,” suggesting that it was written for him. Orange Co, NC. (Note: William ‘Going’, son of John and Mary [Keith] ‘Going’ of Lunenburg / Mecklenburg Couny, Virginia, did not sign the 1773 petition. Evidently, he had moved from that area of Orange County, North Carolina prior to the date of the petition). http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/guynes/246/ ,
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/gowenms005.htm , https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1744-amos-goyen/

1773 Jan 19 – William Gowing – 1775 Feb 28 – 150 acrs both sides of Wards Creek of First Broad River. Tryon Co, NC. http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.116.1351&qid=82726&rn=9 , https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1733-william-goyne/

1773 April 10: The deposition of Alexander Gowin of lawfull age taken at the house of Mr. John Dix in the County of Pittsylvania the tenth day of April 1773 in a suite . . . . now depending and undetermined in the County Court of Halifax between John Mayo of the County of Cumberland, plantr and William Armstrong of Pittsylvania County, deft. . . .
This deponant deposeth and saith that to his certain knowledge Mr. James Terry acted as agent for the above sd. John Mayo in full to that part of his estate that lay in Orange County, North Carolina for many years beginning about the year 1759 and continued untill the sd. Mayo sold his land and estate in that County and further saith not . . .
Alexander (his “A” mark) Gowin. Pittsylvania County, Va
This day came Alexander Gowin before me and made oath to the trouth of the above deposition certified under my hand this 10th day of April 1773. Pittsylvania Co, Va.

1773 May 22 – William Going was a witness to a writ in the Court of Tryon County, North Carolina concerning land on Ward’s Creek, according to “Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Counties, 1769-1786,” Deed Books A and AD by Brent H. Holcomb. Subsequently, other records connected William Going with land on Ward’s Creek and First Broad River in the area that became Rutherford County. William Going records gave his wife’s name as Hester. Tryon Co, NC https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1733-william-goyne/

1774 – Thomas Gowen appeared in Granville County Court in August 1774, according to court minutes. Granville Co, NC

1774 July The King vs. Wm Going; recognizance; Philemon Bracket bound in £100 to prosecute; x; x. Tryon County, North Carolina crown docket July 1769-April 1776. p. 31 Tryon Co, NC

1774 July The King vs. William Going; assault; true bill; John Lusk, John Stanford; not guilty p defendt – principle bound in £20 security – subpeona for John Lusk for the pros.
Tryon County, North Carolina crown docket July 1769-April 1776. p. 32. Tryon Co, NC.

1774 Oct The King vs. Wm Going; recognizance; x; Philemon Brackett bound in £100 to prosecute; x; x. Tryon County, North Carolina crown docket July 1769-April 1776. p. 33 Tryon Co, NC

1774 Oct The King vs. Wm Going; assault; true bill; John Lusk, John Stanford; not guilty —principle bound in £20; plea withdrawn – submitted and fined /ld and cost – fees paid to A M A M. Tryon County, North Carolina crown docket July 1769-April 1776. p. 34 Tryon Co, NC

1774 Nov 23 – “Thomas Gowin” was a purchaser at the estate sale of James McGehee, deceased, November 23, 1774, according to Granville County Will Book 1, pages 114 and 115. Granville Co, NC

1775: Estate record for David Goven
North Carolina
County of Cumberland
Know all men by these presents that we James Worth, Thomas Rutherfurd & Robert Mylne are held and bound unto Josiah Martin Esqr. Governor & of said province………………….in the Just and full sum of Two hundred pounds……………..proclamation money to be paid 10. pounds………….the sd Governor.
His Sucessors or Assigns For the which payment well and truly to be made. We Bond Ourselves. Our heirs. Executors and Administrators. Jointly and severally. Formly by these presents. Seal with our Seal. This 28th Day of Jan. for Anno Dom. 1775 –
The condition of this Obligation is such that if the above Counsen James Worth –Administrator of all and Singular the Good and Chattels Rights and Credits of David Goven………………………….Deceased. do make or Cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all singular the Goods and Chattels, Rights and Credits of the Deceased which have or Shall Come to the Hands knowledge or possession of the said James Worth.
Of into the Hands or possession of any other person or persons for him and the same to made do Exhibit or Cause to Exhibit into the Secretary’s Office and one attested copy thereof to the County Court where Orders for administration passed within ninty Days after the date of these presents and the same Goods Chattels and Credits and all others the Goods Chattels and Credits of the Deceased at the time of Death which at anytime hereafter shall Come into the Hands or possession of the Said James Worth………………..Or unto the Hands or possession of any other person or persons for do well and truly Administer According to Law and further do make or Cause to be made A true and Just account of his said Administration within one year after the date of these Presents and all the rest and Residue of the said Goods Chattels and Credits which shall be found remaining upon the said Administras Account the same being first examined and allowed by the Govenor and Counsil General Court or County Court shall Deliver and pay unto such person or person Respectfully as the same shall be due pursuant to the true Intent and meaning of the Act in that Case made and provided and if it shall appear that any will and Testament was made by the said Deceased and the Executor or Executors Herein named do Exhibit the same into Court making Request to have it allowed and approved according by if the said James Worth
Above bounded being thereunto required to under and deliver the said Letters of Administration Approbation of such Testament being first had and made in the said Court. Then this Obligation to be paid and none Effect or Else to remain in full force and virtue
James Worth (Seal)
Tho Rutherford (Seal)
Robert Mylne (Seal)
Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence of Tho Gray
From the Cumberland County USGenWeb http://www.rootsweb.com/~nccumber/cumberland.htm
Index to Cumberland County, NC Estate Records

1775 Jan The King vs. William Going; Recognce.; x; Philemon Bracket bound in £100 to prosecute; x; Discharged. Tryon County, North Carolina crown docket July 1769-April 1776. p. 37 Tryon Co, NC.

1775 Feb – Alexander Going – probate inventory
Estate: Inventory Alexander Going, Feb 1775, , Orange, North Carolina, USA. citing: Orange County Records at the NC State Archives, Raleigh July 2012
Inventories Sales & Accounts of Estates, in 24 Volumes : First Volume (1756-1785) p. 297
An Inventory of the Estate of Alex’r. Gowing Dec’d. which is as follows
A Negroe Fellow Sam, 1 Ditto Bob, a Negroe Woman Luce, 1 Ditto Sary, a Negroe Boy Will, a Negroe Girl Hannah, a Negroe Boy Frank, 5 head of Horses, 29 head of Cattle, 48 head of Hoggs, 12 old Sheep & 5 lambs, 5 Feather Beds & Furniture & about 30 cc new Feathers, 5 Bedsteads & bords, 3 potts, a Dutch Oven, 1 pan, a small Skillet, 2 Dishes, 12 plates, 5 Basons, 9 porringers, 20 spoons, a pr. Spoon moulds, 1 Earthen Dish, 20 Earthen plates, 12 Bowls, 2 Tin potts, 34 Cups & Sawsers, 1 Coffee Pott, 2 Cannisters, 10 Mugs, 1 Quart Tin, 9 Bottles, 2 Jugs, 1 looking Glass, 5 Viols, a small (Gilt) Trunk, 2 Tables, 5 Chairs, 8 Knives, 11 Forks, 1 pair money Scales, 2 Razors, 1 Strop & Hone, 1 Mans Saddle & Bridle & Saddle Bags, Womans Saddle, 1 Rifle Gun, 1 pr (Stalyards), 1 xCut Saw, 1 foot Adze, 2 Drawing Knives, 4 Augers, 1 Chisell, 1 Small Still, 1 old Waggon & Gears, 7 Bells, 5 Axes, 3 Wedges, 10 Hoes, 1 Shear & (Colter), 2 Clovises, 5 plow hoes, 2 pr Shears, 1 (spice) morter & pessell, 1(Inkstand), 1 Linen Wheel, 1 Woollin Wheel, 3 pr Cards, 1 Sayne (seine?), 1 Bar Iron & Heaters, 2 Sifters, 5 (pails), 1 Churn, 22 Geese, 24 Ducks, 21 old Barrels, 2 Curry Combs & 3 Brushes, 1 pr. Candle Snuffers, 5 Books, a large quantity Meat, a parcel old Tobacco, 1 Loom, Slay & Harness, 7550 cc of Tob’o Inspected, a large quantity of Corn, 70 or 80 Barrels, 15 Bushels, Oats, 77 Bushels Wheat.
A true Inventory returned by Sophia Going Adm’x.
Orange County, February Court 1775. The above Inventory was returned in open Court and ordered to be Recorded. Test.
From Orange County Records at the NC State Archives, Raleigh July 2012
Inventories Sales & Accounts of Estates, in 24 Volumes : First Volume (1756-1785) p. 297
Orange Co, NC
1775 May 2 – Alexander Gowing – estate sale
Estate: Sale Alexander Going, 2 May 1775, , Orange, North Carolina, USA
citing: Orange County records at the NC State Archives in Raleigh July 2012 – Inventories Sales & Accounts of Estates, in 24 Volumes : First Volume (1756-1785) ) p. 305-307
“Transcription of “Acct of Sales of the Estate of Alex’r Going decd. May 2d 1775?
Buyers: Daniel Going, Jas. Gulaspey, Kennoday, John Going Jun, Sophia Going, James Galaspey, Alexander Going, Henry Dixon, James Sanders Sen, Robert Terry, Saml. Robertson, John Cannoday, Thomas Rogers.
Orange County May Co 1775. The above acct. of Sales was returned in open Court and ordered to be Recorded. Test.
From Orange County records at the NC State Archives in Raleigh July 2012
Inventories Sales & Accounts of Estates, in 24 Volumes : First Volume (1756-1785) ) p. 305-307” Orange Co, NC
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1775 Feb 28 – William Gowing 150acr both sides of Wards Cr of First Broad River. Tyron Co, NC https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1733-william-goyne/ ,
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.116.1351&qid=82710&rn=24

(1775 to 1782): Goings in the Revolution: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/revolutionary-war-goings-in-the-revolution/

1776 – James Goyne was first called to serve in the Fairfield County, South Carolina militia in 1776. His granddaughter, Susan Goynes Dickerson, stated in a newspaper interview in 1905 that her grandfather and his four brothers had served in the Revolution. This suggests that a mix of Going brothers and cousins moved from Orange County, North Carolina to Fairfield County, South Carolina by 1776.

1777 – Tax Record, Caswell, North Carolina, USA. “Copy of a list for 1777 in Richmond District, Caswell County NC, showing “Scythe & Danl” Gowin listed together. They are mother and son; Daniel’s father Alexander died several years earlier. Daniel’s brother John appears on the same page, and brother Jesse appears on the previous page; neither has any numbers next to his name. There is some question as to what the numbers in the columns refer to; Caswell County has just been formed and it may be a survey of acreage of the residents, and number of horses or cattle. It seems unlikely that the second column refers to number of white polls as some of the numbers are very large. Unfortunately the columns are not labeled on any of the pages found for this record. 1777 NC State Archives, Raleigh NC 1777 Tax List – Caswell County, North Carolina.
1777-Caswell District. pg 4
Jesse GOWIN n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, 0
1777-Richmond District Page 12
Alexander GOWIN n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, 0
John GOWIN n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, 0
Caswell County, North Carolina Tax List 1777, 1780, 1784
Scythe Gowin and Daniel Gowin 1468 acres 2 tythes
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1777 Feb 29 – George Gowan deed in York Co SC. Conveyance between George Gowan of the State of North Carolina on the one part, and John Foster of Ninety Six District and Province of South Carolina of the other part John Foster paid 200 pounds to George Gowan for a tract of land on the East side of Broad River near Lafferty’s Creek being patented to George Gowan by a patent bearing the date of the ninth day of November 1774. Signed: Geo. Gowan. Witnesses: Jno Nuckols, Richard Nuckols. Proved up April 8, 1779 by John Nuckols in York County, South Carolina. John Tagert J.P. Conveyances, deeds and bills of sales, 1786-1950 Conveyances, etc., vol. A-D 1786-1797. p. 95-96 (p. 516-517 on FamilySearch) York Co, SC.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89CR-7XD8?i=515&cat=297336

1777 April 24 -Page 323. Land transaction from John Bynum (Buynum) of P, to Daniel Gowin of Orange County, North Carolina, for 65 £, all that tract of land in P on Rattlesnake Cr or Run, and joining Country line, and bounded by [trees], about 400 acres. Signed – John Bynum. Wit – none. [No recording date mentioned].
Extracted from: Pittslyvania County, Virginia Deed Book 4 (1774-1778), by T.L.C. Genealogy
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/01/pittsylvania-county-va-early-records.html 1777 April 24 –Deed: John Benjamin 400 acres to Daniel Gowin, Orange, North Carolina, USA. John Benjamin of Pittsylvania Co., VA. and Daniel Gowin of Orange Co., NC. 400 acres on Rattle Snake Cr north of state/county line. 1777 April 24 –Deed: John Benjamin 400 acres to Daniel Gowin, Orange, North Carolina, USA. John Benjamin of Pittsylvania Co., VA. and Daniel Gowin of Orange Co., NC. 400 acres on Rattle Snake Cr north of state/county line. Orange Co, NC.
http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/1777deeddanielgowinpittscova.jpg

1777 June 21: Thomas Person of Granville County, North Carolina to John Guinn of same conveys 100 acres located in the Fork of Mill Creek and Tar River, part of a larger tract formerly granted to Andrew Hampton by Earl of Granville, bounded by lands of Phipps, Bradford, Knowland. Wits: WIlliam Jones, Mathew Dewty. Signed: Thomas Person. Proved up by William Jones in May Court of 1778. Granville County, North Carolina. (Note: The location, and the transaction with “Thomas Person” makes me think this “may” be a “Goin” variation – worth reviewing).

1777 June 21: Thomas Person of Granville Co, NC to John Guinn 100 acres in the Fork of Mill Creek and Tar River, formerly in a larger grant to Andrew Hampton by Earl of Granville, bounded by lands of Phipps, Bradford. Wits: William Jones and Mathew Dewty. Signed: Thomas Person. Proved up by William Jones in May Ct 1778. (Book L p. 281) Granville Co, NC. (Note: The location, and the transaction with “Thomas Person” makes me think this “may” be a “Goin” variation – worth reviewing).
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9CR-2DPB?mode=g&i=125&cat=360398
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99C5-XWMP?i=197&cat=360398

1778 Jenkins Goins was a seventeen-year-old “mullato” who enlisted in Captain John Rust’s Company of Granville County militia in 1778 [The North Carolinian VI:726 (Mil. TR 4-40)]. Granville Co, NC.
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1778 – Thomas Goins was a land owner in Wilkes County in 1778, according to “Land Entry Book, Wilkes County, North Carolina” by Mrs. W. O. Absher. Wilkes County, NC. (Note: These actually appear to be “Gaines”).

1778 April The State vs. Danl. Singleton; Recog.; x; Richd. Singleton prosecutor bound in £100; Principle in £100, Wm. Going in 100; Discharged. Tryon County, NC, State Docket. October 1777- January 1779. p. 44 Tryon, NC.

1778 Jun 3 – Granville Co Will Bk 1, p 193. Deed of Gift-MICHAEL GOWIN of Pr Geo Parish, Craven Co, South Carolina, planter, for love & good will, to JENKINS GOWIN of Granville Co, NC, 80 acres being part of 600 ac lying and being in Bute Co, NC & part in Granville Co, NC at William McBees line on south side of Taylor’s Creek, EDWIN GOWIN & his wife to live on sd land until their dec’d, then to sd JENKINS GOWIN. Wits: John McKipock (McKissock), William McBee. (Johnson, NC Genealogy, Spring-Summer 1970, p 2503. Also, Gwynn, Abstracts of the Wills and Estate Records of Granville Co, NC, 1746-1808, 1973, p 60. Bk 1, p 193-4). Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1778 July The State vs. William Going; Recog.; x; Principle in £100 – Wm. Munro 100; Christopher Walbert bound in £100 to Prosecute; x. The State vs. Wm. Going & Wm. Brackett; Recog.; x; Principles in £250 each – Joseph Good & Richd. Singleton 250 each; Jonathan Price in £250 to prosecute. Tryon Co, NC.
The State vs. Wm. Going; Petty Larceny; True Bill; Jonathan Price in £50 —Saml. Wallace in behalf of his wife Sarah Wallace 50; Princple in £300 – Phinehas Creyton & Wm. Henry each 150. Tryon County, NC, State Docket. October 1777- January 1779. p. 45 Tryon Co, NC.

1778 Sept 14 – On September 14, 1778 Thomas Goins in Entry No. 406 was referred to as “adjoining William Hill.” In Entry 494 Thomas Goins entered 100 acres on Big Elkin Creek November 5, 1778. In Entry No. 497 Thomas Goins entered 100 acres “on a branch that runs into the East fork of Roaring River.” Ap­parently he received this land from Joseph Vaughn November 10, 1778. Wilkes County, NC

1778 Oct The State vs. William Going; Petty Larceny – 17 recog.; True Bill; Jonathan Price in £50 Saml. Wallace in behalf of his wife Sarah Wallace 50; Not Guilty – Principal in £300 Phinehas Creyton & Wm. Henry each 150 – Motion in arrest of Judgt.; Verdict the Jury find the Deft. Guilty in manner & form as charged in the Indictmt.
The State vs.s James Cook; Recog.; x; Princ_l.bound £500 – Perregrinn Magness, Andw.
Milliken, John Huddleston 166.. l3..4; Wm. Going bound in £50 to give Evidence. Appeared & Discharged. To answer an assault committed on the body of Wm. Henry & be of Good behaviour to him.
The State vs. Wm. Going; Recog. paid; x; Princple in £250; Wm. Whitesides, Steven
Iangford 125 Each to appear at next April’Court; appear’d & Recog. Discharged.
The State vs. Wm. Going; Recog. paid; x; _Prir_1ciplein £500 – Uel Lamkin & John
Mackness 250 each. To be of good behaviour to 1118w1fe; Appeared & Recog. Discharged.
The State vs. Wm. Going; Recog. paid; x; Principle in £500 -‘Davd. Abernathy & Richd_
Singleton 250 each —To appear at next court 8; be of good behaviour towards the Subjects of this State; Appeared and Recog. Discharged.
Tryon County, NC, State Docket. October 1777- January 1779. p. 46 Tryon Co, NC.

1778 Nov 3: Walter Ownby of Bute County, NC to William Going of Granville County, NC conveys 150 acres on North side of Taylors Creek, Granville County, NC, originally granted March 13, 1760 to Wm Mackey (or Mackby). Mackey sold to Randolf Sandling, and Sandling to Ownby, and Ownby to Going. Wits: John Gowing, Bird Driver. Signed: Walter Ownby. Proved up by Bird Driver in the Nov 1778 Court. (Book M p. 91) Granville County, North Carolina.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9CR-2DPB?mode=g&i=125&cat=360398
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1778 Nov 18 – Isaac Gion receives 127 acres on the south side of the SW branch of New River. Other names: Stephen Williams, Jesse Williams, Benjamin Williams, John Baptist Ash, Onslow Co, NC
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.94.1386&qid=82753&rn=1

1779: Richmond District “Inventory of the Taxable property Richmond District 1779”
First page: Atkinson, Roger “248 acres Going” (appears to be land formerly owned by Goings)
“G” page:
Widow Going – Horses L 350/-/-, 20 Cattle 200/-/-, 4 Horses (see above), 8 negroes of which 4 is under 10 4400/-/-,112 Dollars 15/- Silver 45/11/-, (Total) 4995/11.-
Alexander Going – 1 Horse L (100)/-/-, (2) Cattle 20/-/-, L 122.9.0 122/9/-
“P & G” page:
Daniel Going – Horses 470/-/-, 546 1/4 Dollars 218/10/-, 3 Horses (see above), 3 Cattle 30/-/-, 7 Fellow 700/-/-, (Total) 1418/10/-
John Going – Horses 700/-/-, 2 Horses (see above), 7 Dollars 2/16/-
Oct 28/29. Caswell County, North Carolina
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1779 Wm Going charged and convicted by crown of petty larceny in Tryon Co NC
Tryon County, North Carolina crown docket July 1769-April 1776.
July ct 1778 p. 136, 137
Oct ct 1778 p. 138, 140,
April ct 1779 p. 142 Tryon Co, NC.
https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE3657601

1779 Feb 4 – 507-(347) Peter Lee Jr & his wife Elizabeth of Duplin Co North Carolina to Drury Going of Brunswick Co. 4 Feb 1779. £26s15 VA. 223 acres on the north side of Fountains Creek, joining Ridly, Goodrich, Forgason, Branscob, Allin. Wit: William Goodrich, John Camp, Briggs Goodrich, John Forgason. Proved 26 Jul 1779 & again 23 Aug 1779. P. Pelham Jr CC. Brunswick Co, Va.
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/06/brunswick-county-va-early-records.html

1779 Feb 22: Entered. 1783 Oct 14: Issued. – James Going receives 400 acr both sides of Pawpaw Creek. Other names: William Kellum, in Guilford Co, NC. File No. 713. Grant No. 714. Book 54 pg 34. Call No: S.108.721;Frames 1244-1247. MARS ID: 12.14.68.713. Guilford County, North Carolina.
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.68.713&qid=82710&rn=11

1779 April: The State vs. Wm. Going; Petty Larceny —17 recog.; True Bill; Jonathan Price £50 – Saml. Wallace in behalf of his wife Sarah Wallace 50; Principle in £250 – Wm. Whitesides & Steven Lanlcford 125 Each; Verdt. in October Term That the Deft. is Guilty in manner and Form as charged in the Bill of Indictmt. Judt. arrested. Verdt. set aside. Deft. paying costs. Costs pd. A. N. Atty. pd. Lincoln County, NC, State Docket. April 1779 – April 1780. p 47. Lincoln Co, NC.

1779 July 1 – Reeps Goins was taxable in the Granville County household of his father Edward Goins in 1761 (with his brother Edward). He was called Rapes Going when he enlisted in the Second South Carolina Regiment under Captain Thomas Hall on 1 July 1779 [Moss, Roster of S.C. Patriots in the American Revolution, 367]. Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1779 July 14 – Goins, Ezekial and Sarah Gunter – From World Vital Records. North and South Carolina Marriage Records, From the Earliest Colonial Days to the Civil War by William Montgomery Clemens. Rowan Co, NC. Ezekil Goins was married to Sarah Gunter July 14, 1779 in Rowan County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 1157, bondsman William Butler, witness Jo Brevard, bond No. 125211. Rowan Co, NC  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-6QY9-32D?i=1281&cc=1726957&cat=179352  (Note: This appears to be Ezekiel “Joines” rather than Goins – Even though he signed his name “Goins”, the research of “Joyce Joines Newman” appears to show this is actually Ezekiel “Joines” – see:   http://www.ibiblio.org/mtnivy/BAJ/will.htm).  ,  http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/06/rowan-county-nc-early-records.html

1779 July 14 – Goins, Ezekial and Sarah Gunter – From World Vital Records. North and South Carolina Marriage Records, From the Earliest Colonial Days to the Civil War by William Montgomery Clemens. Rowan Co, NC. Ezekil Goins was married to Sarah Gunter July 14, 1779 in Rowan County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 1157, bondsman William Butler, witness Jo Brevard, bond No. 125211. Rowan Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-6QY9-32D?i=1281&cc=1726957&cat=179352  (Note: This appears to be Ezekiel “Joines” rather than Goins – Even though he signed his name “Goins”, the research of “Joyce Joines Newman” appears to show this is actually Ezekiel “Joines” – see:   http://www.ibiblio.org/mtnivy/BAJ/will.htm).    http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/06/rowan-county-nc-early-records.html

1779 Aug 23 Wm Going and Hester his wife sell 200 acres to Samuel Stockton in Rutherford Co NC. Part of a tract granted to Robert Collingwood. Benjaman Bracket suit in Tryon County, NC against Robert Collingwood, to Moses Moore dated 22 May 1773, from Moor to William Going by deed Oct 24, 1774. On both sides of Wards Creek, of First Broad River. Wits: Thomas Whitesides, Davis Whitesides. Signed: William Going, Hester Going. Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965. Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 196 (p 108 on FamilySearch). Rutherford County, NC.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898Q-Q939?mode=g&i=107&cat=183242

1779 Sept 30 – In Entry No. 1219 Thomas Goins entered 50 acres of land adjoining Randolph Holbrooks September 30, 1779. In Entry No. 1220 he entered 50 acres of land adjoining. In Entry No. 1221 he entered 100 acres of land adjoining John Burgey. Wilkes County, North Carolina

1779 Oct 19 – One year later, Nathan Goins was among the signors of a petition dated October 19, 1779 signed by residents of Lincoln County which requested that a portion of Burke County, North Carolina be annexed to Lincoln County, according to North Carolina Legislature Papers, Box 27, North Carolina Archives. “Burke County, North Carolina Land Records 1779-1790 and Important Miscellaneous Records 1777-1800,” Volume II by Edith Warren Huggins also carried this list. Lincoln County, NC.

1779 Nov 13 – In Entry 1286 Thomas Goins was referred to as a neighbor in the entry of Thomas Payne, Jr. November 13, 1779. A similar entry was made in No. 1287. On February 5, 1780 Thomas Goins entered 50 acres “near Big Elkin Creek, adjoining his old entry” according to Entry 1595. Entry No. 1596, also dated February 5, 1780, was made by Thomas Goins for 100 acres of land adjoining. Wilkes County, NC. (Note: These actually appear to be “Gaines”).

1779 Nov 15: Among Amos Goyen’s estate papers was a note dated November 15, 1779 cosigned by “Amos Goyne” and “John Goyne,” identified as his older brother.Another note date February 24, 1780 showed that the signature of Amos Gowen was an “A.”
http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/guynes/246/
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/gowenms005.htm 1779 Amos Goyen was married to Mary Anne Baxter in North Carolina in 1779 and removed soon afterward to Fairfield, South Carolina where a son, Amos Gowen, Jr. was born the following year.His brother, Jeremiah Gowen was born there in 1782.
http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/guynes/246/
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/gowenms005.htm

1780-Richmond District Page 35
Jesse GOING n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, 139.16.0
John GOING n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, 295.11.4
Suffiah GOING n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, 4546.17.8
Caswell County, North Carolina
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1780 In 1780, called Thomas Gowen Sr., he was taxed on an assessment of 997 pounds, and he was taxed on 150 acres in 1785. Granville Co, NC. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1780 Feb 5 – Entry No. 1597, also dated February 5, 1780, was made by Thomas Goins on 100 acres of land on Big Elkin Creek. Apparently this property was transferred to Timothy Izell. Entry No. 1598, also dated February 5, 1780, was made by Thomas Goins for 50 acres on Big Elkin Creek, adjoining Thomas Payne, Jr. Surry County, NC (Note: These actually appear to be “Gaines”).

1780 Feb 17: Entered. 1784 Feb 17: (other listed date). 1787 May 16: Issued. State of North Carolina to Aron Going 410 acres head of Matrimony Creek of Dan River on or near the head of Pawpaw Creek of Mayo River, adjoining former line of Samuel Gates & Hamiltons line, near the Virginia line. Wits: William Roling, Samuel Hamilton. Signed: Joshua Smith. Other names: Samuel Gaterer, Hamilton. File No. 1321. Grant No. 1279. Entry No. 1372. Book 65 pg 78. Call No: S.108.722; Frames: 1733-1736. MARS ID: 12.14.68.1321. Deed Book A, Page 33. Guilford Co., NC http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.68.1321&qid=82747&rn=1 , http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/rockingham-county-north-carolina-early.html

1780 May: William Gowen signer or the Cumberland Compact [ref. 49a].
Davidson County, North Carolina
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/3006/censuscumberland-001201_44?pid=953&backurl=http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DPXv360%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26gss%3Dangs-c%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26msT%3D1%26gsln%3DGoin%26gsln_x%3D0%26msypn__ftp%3DNorth%2520Carolina,%2520USA%26msypn%3D36%26msypn_PInfo%3D5-%257C0%257C1652393%257C0%257C2%257C0%257C36%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C%26msypn_x%3D1%26msypn__ftp_x%3D1%26cpxt%3D1%26cp%3D12%26catbucket%3Drstp%26MSAV%3D1%26MSV%3D0%26uidh%3Dm37%26pcat%3DCEN_1790%26h%3D953%26recoff%3D8%252020%26dbid%3D3006%26indiv%3D1%26ml_rpos%3D1&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=PXv360&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=censuscumberland-001201_44

1780 May 12 – Levy Goines – Enters Revolutionary War (affids below from 1852 application for pension):
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Revolutionary War Pension of Levi Goines
Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the acts of Congress for the benefit of Revolutionary Soldiers.
State of North Carolina
County of Moore
On this 26th day of April AD1852 personally appeared before the court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions held for the county and State of aforesaid, Levi Goines a resident of said County of Moore, and State of N.C. aged, about ninety years, who being first duly sworn according to Law, doth on his oath, make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit, of the provision made by the acts of Congress for Soldiers who served in the Revolutionary war. That he volunteered in Fairfield County, State of South Carolina, and agreed to serve until the end of the war, the time he entered the service he does not recollect, but believes it was about the time that the British took Charleston that he served as a private in a Company Commanded by Captain John Gray and was attached to a Regiment which was Commanded by Col. John Winn, and Gen. Richard Winn. He continues in actual service for about the time of twelve months though his recollection is not very distinct as to the time he served but he was honorably discharged as he believes, at the close of the sad Revolutionary War by his said Captain, having been marched back to said Fairfield County, which was also the residence of his Captain. He obtained no written discharge. He was engaged in a battle near the confluence of the Congaree and Santee Rivers. Gen. Lee he (note at bottom of page reads “He thinks two year, but is determined to be written bounds”) believes was the commander though his memory as to this is indistinct. Says the town surrendered here without much fighting. His services was entirely confined to the Sate of South Carolina, marching from Wyns borough to the Congaree Fort. And various other parts of said state under his officers. He recollects the names of many officers and soldiers with whom he served but does not know any regulars the following are some of them. Gen. Sumpter, Majr John Pearson, William W. Morey, James Steel, Joseph Kennedy, John Greggs, Liut Andrew Gray, & Saml Croslin (the latter was a regular). He knows of no person living, whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his service having removed from the state of South Carolina to North Carolina Moore County soon after the close of the Revolutionary War where he has resided ever since he has never been positive until recently that he was entitled to a Pension. Several years since a gentleman informed him that he was entitled to anything and made no further effort until now. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state.
Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid in open court.
Test. Aron A. F. Leavell Levi (X) Goines
Sworn to in open court this 26th day of April A.D. 1852. A. C. Curry clerk of Moore County Court.
State of North Carolina
Moore County
On this 19th day of February A.D. 1852 personally appeared before me a justice of the peace, within and for the County and the state aforesaid Duncan Murchison, who, being duly scorn according to Law, declares that he has been acquainted with Levi Goines for forth five years during which time he has resided in the County and state aforesaid. That when he came to this county he understood and believed that he came from the state of South Carolina. He is a man of good character where oath may be relied on, he is reputed to have been a soldier in the Revolutionary War while living in south Carolina of which there is no doubt.
Sworn to and subscribe before me this 19th day of February AD 1852.
Duncan Murchinson
Jno. C Jackson JP
State of North Carolina
Moore County
Pension office department
The declaration of Levi Goines, a Revolutionary Soldier, with the proof of his services here unto annexed, is respectfully submitted for you consideration, it is believed that under the several acts of Congress he is entitled to a Pension for life from the 4th day of March 1831. To back pay since that time and to bounty lands having volunteered during the war and served as he believes until its close or until discharged by his officers which several claims he respectfully asks the department to allow him. He has no living nor documentary evidence of his services but has transmitted a correct statement under oath showing as near as frail memory will allow the time place and manner of his services the officer under whom he served and with whom he was acquainted. He also produces the certificate of three of the most respectable and intelligent men in his county who establish beyond doubt his food character and general reputation as a soldier and I imagine there are but few of those Veterans who have been mercifully spared until this day that would swear falsely. This proof I trust will be sufficient to establish his claim. Time has so reduced the number of Veterans and of the witnesses of their services and sufferings that to require of them positive proof independently of their own statement would be to deprive them of the benefit of the act. An early investigation of this claim is respectfully solicited. If consistent with the regulations of the department, his humble condition in life and very feeble health require it. All of which is respectfully subscribed. My address is Carthage, N.C.
W. C. Thagard
State of North Carolina
Moore County
On the 28th day of June A.D. 1852 personally appeared before me a justice of the peace within and for the county and state aforesaid Gen W. D. Dawd who being duly sworn according to law declared that he is well acquainted with Levi Goines of said county and from his general character has no hesitation in saying that he is entitled to full credit upon his oath. That he has recently been requested to examine said Goines relation to his services as a soldier in the Revolutionary war. That he has examined and conversed with him on that subject at various times and with great particularity and has no doubt that said Goines volunteered in the state of So. Carolina for and during the war and continued in actual service in the Revolutionary war for nearly or quite two years. That he inquired of said Goines when he entered the service. Said he could not tell but it was about the time the British took Charleston that he inquired what was his age now, he said he was ninety years this month. That he discovered he discovered he must have been under twenty one years when Charleston was surrendered to the British, that without making a single interaction to said Goines of that fact (nor can he read a word of history) that he inquired how old he was when he volunteered, to which he replied that he was about nineteen years old, that he then referred to the history of the revolution and found that the time Charleston was surrendered (12th May 1780). Said Goines was about nineteen. That he then inquired what general officers he knew. He said Green, Sumpter, Wynn, Lee. That he then inquired what battles he was in. He said he was in but one which was at the Cangaree fort. That he again referred to the history and finds that this fort was called Moltes near the confluence of the Congaree & Santee Rivers. Gen Lee was dispatched to this place. That from these facts together with many other incidents of said war related by said Goines. The conclusion was irresistible that said Goines is one of these Veterans who stood up for his country in the hour of danger and has never yet received a pension. That said Goines with his aged companion are living alone in a very humble condition in life barely able to afford themselves the comforts which their advanced age require. That it is in the universal opinion of all who conversed with him that he was a faithful soldier in the Revolutionary war.
W. D. Dowd
Sworn to and subscribed before me this day and was above written.
D Street JP (Seal)
By reference to history I find that the battle of Kings Mountain was fought 7th October 1780 after which Lord Cornwallis left Charlotte and fell back to Winnsboro: the very place and years that Mr. Goines mentions in his declaration
W. C. T.
State of North Carolina
Moore County
On this 16th day of July AD1852 personally appeared before me a justice of the peace within and for the County and State aforesaid Duncan M. R. McIntosh Esqr who being duly sworn according to law declare that he has been acquainted with Levi Goines for about twenty five years. That he is a man of good character for truth and veracity. There are but five men whom to be believed upon on there oath than he is. He is reputed to have served as a soldier in the Revolutionary war in the state of South Carolina. That he has no doubt of that fact. He is a man about ninety years of age.
D. M. R. McIntosh
Sworn to and subscribed before me the day and year above written.
Wm Barrett
State of North Carolina
Moore County
I Alexander C. Curry Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in and for the county and state aforesaid do herby certify that the declaration of Levi Goines hereunto annexed was duly executed and sworn in open court by the identical Levi Goines named in said declaration who is reputed and believed to have been a Revolutionary soldier. I further certify that Duncan Murchison Esq, D.M.R. McIntosh Esq, and Genl W. D. Dowd whose names appear to the annexed certificate are citizens of said county of high standings whose varsity for truth cannot be doubted. Said Murchison is a prominent elder in the Presbyterian Church and each of them have been promoted to distinguished places of trust in their county and state. Said signatures being in their own proper handwriting. I further certify that John C. Jackson, William Barret and Donald Street whose names appear to the annexed certificates of Duncan Murchison, D.M.R. McIntosh and W.D. Dawd were at the time of signing the same acting justices of the peace in and for the county aforesaid duly confirmed and qualified accordingly to law and that their signatures to the same are genuine. In testimony wherof I have hereunto affirmed my seal of office and subscribed my name the 6th day of August A.D. 1852
A. C. Curry clerk
Of Moore County Court
Carthage N.C Apr 8th 1853
Dear Sir.
Some months since I presented (through Gen Dockery) to the department the declaration of Levi Goines a soldier in the war of the Revolution asking to be allowed a pension for his services in said war. I stated in my letter that the advanced age and feeble health of the old Veteran presents strong claims to the department for an early investigation. I have waited with great patience and as yet the department has not seen fit to address me on the subject. If there is any informality in the declaration or any lack of testimony that prevents the claim being allowed will the department please to inform me or if it has not yet been investigated or has been allowed and no information given. I ask respectfully to be informed thereof.
Very Respectfully
W. C. Thagard
Original documents for the above can be viewed at Footnote. Moore Co, NC.

1780 May 29: Entered. 1782 Oct 22: Issued. No 418. Benjamin Going recd a grant from the State with 188 acres on the waters of Double Creek on Fishers Creek near Thomas Grogan’s corner William Steptoe’s line, James Joyce’s line. grant Book B pg 292. File No. 527. Grant No. 518. Entry No. 2059. Book 48 pg 86. Call No. S.108.721; Frames: 500-503. MARS ID: 12.14.68.527. Guilford County, North Carolina.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G983-XHRS?i=315&cat=332719 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G983-XHRS?i=315&cat=332719 http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.68.527&qid=82710&rn=5

1780/81: David Goins (variously Goin, Goings), killed by Indians at Mansker’s Station. He had slept late on the morning Mansker’s Station was broken up and was shot in bed by Indians shooting through the portholes. [ref. 44a].
Davidson County, North Carolina
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1781: Benjamin Going of North Carolina served in the Revolutionary War out of the 1st Regiment and Light Horse militia.

1781 May 18: Grant #1071 to John Lawson..200 ac..Little Peters Creek.. James Gains line.. Wit: Samuel Johnston Esq, Governor. Vol 1 p. 124. Stokes County, North Carolina

1782 – Alexander Going – Census, 1782, Rutherford, North Carolina, USA. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=nccen&h=17253453&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=7590 . North Carolina, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890. about Alexander Going Name: Alexander Going

1782 NC Rutherford Co – re: William Going as Tory:
On 11/24/07, Jeff Renner wrote: “Bob and Shiron, I found the following while tracking some Tory sources. Jeff” [Note: Name “William Hall” highlighted by shb (along with a few others that caught my eye)–I am forwarding to a couple of former correspondents whose Hall ancestors had land in Pulaski County,Kentucky, near where Stephen Langford lived–‘have no indication this William connects to my William Halls–shb]:
“William Going was one of 116 Rutherford County men who aligned with the Tories during the Revolutionary War. They served in the defeated army of Lt. Col. Patrick Ferguson in the Battle of Kings Mountain. Because of their action they were charged with treason by the Rutherford County Court, and their property was confiscated by the state. It is assumed that all of these men fled the state.
“In the battle 225 loyalists were killed, 163 were wounded and 715 were taken prisoner. As to patriots casualties, 28 were killed and 68 were wounded.
“The information below comes from “Morgan District, NC Superior Court of Law & Equity; Misc. Records, Book III” and is a transcription of court proceedings against suspected Tories.
“‘State of North Carolina }
Rutherford County }
“‘At a County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions began and held for said county on the Second Monday of July in the year of our lord one thousand Seven Hundred & Eighty two, before the Worshipfull William Gilbert, James Whithrow & Jonathan Hampton and Other Justices asigned & Duly Commd. With full Power and Authority and Jurisdiction to hold the Said Court and to hear try and determine all petit larceny, assault, Batteries, trespasses, breaches of the peace and Other Misdemeanors of What Kind So ever of an inferior nature and also duly Authorised and Impowered by an Act of Assembly in such case made & provided to hear try adjudge & Determine all Cases of Confiscated Property in the County aforesaid, The Jurors for the State on their Oath present & Say that William Mills, William Going, Arthur Taylor, Moses Whitly, Freeman Jones, Thomas Townsend, Phelemon Hankins, Joseph McDaniel, Jeremiah McDaniel, John Hendrix, James Kelly, James Lemar, William Adams Sen, William Adams Jur, James Upton, Benjamin Adams, Benjamin Adams Junr, John Morgan, Moses Wright, William Henson Jur, Giles Williams, Essex Capshaw, John McDaniel, Joseph Clark, John Thomason, John Owins, Thomas George, William Thompson, Jeremiah Webb, John Walburt, Isaiah Blackwell, William Webb, John Webb, Thomas Camp, Micajah Proctor, John Camp, James Camp, John Camp Jur, David Morgan, William Nettle Jur, Alexander Coulter, Joseph Moore, William Morgan, Thomas Goodbread, John King, Elias Morgan Senr, James Cook Senr, John Goodbread, George Revis, William Duning, Phillip Goodbread Jur, Federick Jones, Isham Revis, John Davice, Neel Wilye, Ambros Mills, George Davice, George Davice Jur, Gideon Rucker, Stophen Walburt, James Chitwood Sen, Joseph Chitwood, Richard Chitwood, William Battle, James Capshaw, John Richardson, Stephen Langford, Joseph Lawrence, Joseph Underwood, Stephen Shelton, Andrew Poor, John Hutson, John Morris, William Hall, Shadrack Nettle, Tho. Whitesides, Elias Brock, Mark Powell, William Henry, Barna King, Giles Reynolds, Samuel Moore, Daniel Singleton, Jonas Bedford, Samuel Thompson, William Green, Isaac Cooper, Abel Langham, Benjamin Bigerstaff, Joseph Baily, Muphord Wilson, Caleb Taylor, Peter Dills, George Cox Jur, Edward Francis, Shadrack Avery, Arthur Owensby, George Cox, John Jones, Samuel Hendrix, John Cox & Joel Cox, David George, John Felts, Jesse Nettle, William Henson Sen, Brock Davice, James Patterson, William Shephard, Benjamin Moored, William Capshaw, Robert Taylor of Whiteoak, all late of the County of Rutherford, Planters, not reguarding the Duty of their Allegance to the said State & her laws or fearing the pains & penalties therein Contained on the first day of October in the year of Our lord One thousand Seven Hundred & Eighty with force & Arms in the County aforesaid Wickedly & treacherously entending and Designing as for as in them lay to Overturn the present free Government of this State & reduce the Inhabitants thereof Under the Power of the Army of Great Britain then & now at Open War with this State and the United States of America did then & there with force and Arms feloinously & treacherously Knowingly & Willfully did aid & assist the said King by Joining his Army Commanded by Major [Patrick] Ferguson and by bearing Arms in the Service of the said King Against the Good Government Peace and Dignity of this State; and the Jurors aforesaid on their Oath aforesaid do further Present & say that by their felony and treason by them respective in Manner & form aforesaid Committed have Severally forfeited their Goods & Chattels lands & tenements to the State according to a form of An Act of Assembly in Such Case made & provided.
“‘A True Bill – William Porter, foreman. A true Copy of the Inquisition found by the Grand Jury – Certified by me, Felix Walker C.C.’” –shb 24 Nov 2007
POST ABOUT TORY STEPHEN LANGFORD (WITHOUT IDENTIFYING WHICH ONE). As posted at http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~cmddlton/lgdfmnc.html#anchor1094802, accessed 9 Jan 2007, by shb [bolding mine–shb]:
“Husband: Stephen Langford
“LifeNotes: He was a Tory.
“From Poldi Tonin: ‘Abstracts of Sales of Confiscated Loyalist Land and Property in North Carolina’ Dewey No. R929.3756P 971A 1989 Rowan and Rutherford Cos. [Morgan Dist. Superior Court Miscellaneous Records–DSCR 205.428.2] : 577. Rutherford Co. Pleas & Quarter Sessions Court second Monday in Jul. 1782 before william Gilbert, James Withrow, Johnathan Hampton, and other justices a Grand Jury say the following people, all late of Rutherford Co. planters, ‘aided and joined’ the army of Maj. Ferguson and are convicted as tories ‘a true bill’ [signed] William Porter, foreman, before Felix Walker. Stephen Langford, (others by surname only) Mills, Goings, Taylor, Whitly, Townsend, Hawkins, McDaniel, Kelly, Lemar, Adams, Morgan, Wright, Capshaw, Whiteoak, Owins, Gore, Thomason, Clark, Blackwell, Webb, Camp, Coulter, Moore, Cook, Goodbread, Jones, Revis, Davice, Chitwood, Rucker, Richardson, Battle, Lawrence, Poor, Morris, Underwood, Whiteside, Hutson.
“Rutherford Co.585F p. 105 John Walker esq. on petition vs Ambros Mills, Elias Brock, Thomas Townsend, Jeremiah McDaniel, Joseph McDaniel, Benjamin Biggerstaff, Stephen Langford, Jonas Bedford, James Chitwood, Abram Green & William Green, William Morrison, William Porter, William Withrow, Thomas Welch, James Adair, Robert Rankin, Stephen Willis, jr., James Gray, James McDaniel of ‘the Cove’, John Twitty, James McDaniel of Broad R. and James Armstrong summoned, impaneled, and duly sworn to try the enquiry: find for the plaintiff against the several defendants and assess damages to L 540 specie and costs.
“585T p. 115-118 Whereas summons have issued to the sheriff to notify the following persons to appear and answer an inquistion of treason, felony and forfiture found against them by the Grand Jury to wit: Stephen Langford (among a long list of men names or surnames for the most part recited above but more added.)” –shb 9 Jan 2007
https://sherlene.wordpress.com/category/virginia-langfords/page/2/

1782 Tax List of Rutherford County, Capt. Whiteside’s Company, listed William Going as owning 350 acres of land and Alexander Going as owning no land. They were listed in consecutive order, probably indicating that they lived in the same or adjacent dwellings, according to “The 1782 Tax List of Rutherford County, North Carolina” by Brent H. Holcomb. Rutherford Co, NC

1782 May 4 – On May 4, 1782 the General Assembly approved the annexation of a portion of Burke County to Lincoln County. A further annexation of part of Burke County to Lincoln County occurred in 1784. The area annexed in 1784 was the same area that in December 1842 became the new county of Catawba. Nathan [X] Goins signature was one of the signatures on the petition.
North Carolina

1782 August 22 –Alexander Going was paid £2 on a military clothing ticket in Rutherford County. The military service would indicate that this was Alexander Going, Jr. Rutherford Co, NC. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/gowenms.htm

1782 Oct 29: Thomas Baxter recd 300 acres in Caswell County, North Carolina on Moon Creek, bounded by James Ingram, Samuel Paul. Signed: Alex Martin. File No 366. Caswell County, North Carolina.

1782 Nov 20 – Thomas Gowens receives 300 acrs on Big Creek waters of Little River. Montgomery Co, NC
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.89.489&qid=82734&rn=5

1783 Census Fayette Dist, Moore Co, NC:
WILLIAM GOYNE: FWM 16 & up=1, FWM under 16=4; FWF=5
Moore Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/11/moore-county-nc-early-records.html

1783 March 4: William Goings was granted administration of David Goins estate (David Goins killed by Indians at Mansker’s Station) by the Committee of the Cumberland Association. [ref. 44b]. Davidson County, North Carolina
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1783 April: ..Between Larkin Cleveland and Thomas Goines of Surry Co., N. C.
50 lbs. gold & silver..Larkin Cleveland & wife (not named)…tract of land
called James Creek..Middle Fork Roaring River .. including Larkin Cleveland improvement.. 639 acres….Wits: Jesse Franklin, Jas. Bunyard, Richard Allen. Signed: Larkin Cleveland. Book A-1 pg 273. Wilkes County, North Carolina.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Q-4V9H?i=143&cat=309529 (Gaines?) (Note: Following the link, the spelling is obviously Gaines – not sure where they are getting Goines – will look for surveys).

1783 July 1: William Gowen plaintiff in lawsuit against John Gibson concerning cattle belonging to the estate of David Gower, deceased, before the Committee of the Cumberland Association [ref. 49b]. Davidson County, North Carolina
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1783 Sept: Benjamin Goin of Guilford County to Eliz Strong 188 acres on the waters of Double Creek of Fishers Creek near Thomas Grogan, Wm Steptoe, Stephens line, James Login(sp?). Wits: James Holderness, James Harrison, McKinnie Holderness. Signed: Benjamin Goin. (p 24, book C). Guilford County, North Carolina.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-9983-XZVH?i=28&cat=332719

1783 Oct 7: William Gowen North Carolina land grant [ref. 49d].
Davidson County, North Carolina
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1783 Nov William Going – Dec’d, died in Chatham County, North Carolina in 1783. An inventory of the estate of “William Goan” was itemized in the Moore County Will Book A, page 322 and 323. Chatham Co, NC 1783 Nov – 1785 May: Several Going/Gowing children of William Going, decd, are bound out as orphans:
Pg. 52B – Nov., 1783 NANCY GOING, O_______ (probably Orphan), of WILLIAM GOING be bound to WILLIAM CAPE, untill she comes to lawfull age to learn the business of House Wifery she now being adjudg’d to be thirteen years of age.
Pg. 52B – Nov., 1783 WILLIAM GOING, Orphan of WILLIAM GOING be bound to GEORGE DISMUKES untill he come of lawfull age to learn the Art of farming, he now being adjudged Eight Years of age.
pg. 53A – Nov., 1783 JOHN GOING Orphan of WILLIAM GOING, dec’d be bound to WILLIAM RIDDLE to learn the art of farming untill he come to lawful age, he now being adjudged to be Twelve Years of age.
Pg. 68B – May, 1784 MARY GOING, Orphan of WILLIAM GOING being heretofore bound to WILLIAM CAPE be removed from the said CAPE
Pg. 90A – Nov., 1784 ELIZABETH GOWING, and orphan of WILLIAM GOWING, dec’d be bound to WILLIAM DOUGLASS, Esq., untill she come to lawfull age, she being now about twelve years to learn the mistry of housewifery.
Pg. 90A – Nov., 1784 ANN GOWIN, an orphan of WILLIAM GOWING be bound unto JAMES HOWARD, untill she come to lawfull age to learn the mistry of housewifery. She being on or about 10 years of age.
Pg. 99B – Feb., 1785 Any further proceeding to be stopped as to binding out ELIZABETH GOWING to WILLIAM DOUGLASS & that WILLIAM DOUGLASS have notice to show cause why the order should not be discharged.
Pg. 110A – May, 1785 JOHN GOWING, orphan of WILLIAM GOWING, be bound unto JAMES SUTTEN, the said GOWIN being given up by WM. RIDDLE, to whom he was formerly bound, untill lawfull age he being judged twelve years now, to learn the trade of a planter.
ORPHAN’S INDENTURES & GUARDIANSHIP RECORDS IN COURT MINUTES
Taken from Chatham Co. Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions- 1774-1800
NC State Archives film # C.022.30001
Updated 11-21-2000
Copyright 2000 – Sue Ashby
From http://www.ncgenweb.us/chatham/orphan.htm
NOTE: This William Going may have been the William Gowen that was born before 1748 since he was taxable in the Granville County household of his father James Gowen in 1759.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/gowenms.htm

1783 Nov 16 – William Goyer. Notes from Pelagie Lane
Cumberland County, North Carolina Land Entries 1778-1795. Library of Virginia. Page 29
[Entry number] 564 (9) (no date) John McDuffy enters 150 ac. on Great Pocket Cr; border: Wm Goyer and Wm Berreman; includes his own improvement. [Probable date of Nov. 16, 1783 (entries above and below). This could be William Goings/Gowen and William Berryman, neighbors on Pocket Creek (pertaining to Richard Goins/Goings b. 1836). Moore Co, NC. http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/11/moore-county-nc-early-records.html

1783 Nov 18 – Sitha Going m. David Logan, bondsman Jesse Going
Marriage: bond, 18 Nov 1783, Caswell, North Carolina, USA. David Logan to Sitha Going
bondsmand Jesse Going. Caswell Co, NC
http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/sitha_&_david_logan_marriage_cert_.jpg

1784-St. Lawrence District Page 67
Gutrick GOING 1, 0.175, Cane Creek 158.6.8
Caswell County, North Carolina

1784- St. Luke’s District Page 70
Edward GAINS 1, 0.100, Hico Waters 133.6.8
Caswell County, North Carolina

1784 St Lawrence District
Gutrich Going 175 acres Cane Creek 1 white poll – black polls amt. of property 158.6.8
Caswell County List of Taxables, Volume 1, NC State Archives, Raleigh NC
Caswell County, North Carolina

1784 Tax List. Page 141.
St. Lawrence District: Gutrich GOING 175 acres, Cane Creek, 1wp
St. Luke’s District: Edward GOINS 100 acres, Hico Creek, 1wp
Caswell County, North Carolina Will Books 1777-1814

1784 Jan 15 – John Gowan receives 640 acr on the E side of Mill Creek. Other names: Levi Gowan, David Gowan. 1793 June 26. Davidson Co., TN. http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.2.1816&qid=82716&rn=3
North Carolina

1784 Jan 15 – William Gowan receives 640 acr on the Et. branches of Mill Creek. Other names: Ebenezer Titus, 1787 Apr 17. In Davidson Co., TN. http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.2.1043&qid=82716&rn=4
1787 Apr 17 – William Gowan 640 acres – east side Mill Cr, adj to Ebenezer Titus. Davidson Co, TN
http://interactive.ancestry.com/2882/33118_290595-00004?pid=15545&backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2f%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3findiv%3d1%26db%3dTNNCLandRecordc%26gss%3dangs-d%26new%3d1%26rank%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gsln%3dgoin%26gsln_x%3d0%26MSAV%3d0%26uidh%3dm37%26pcat%3d36%26fh%3d31%26h%3d15545%26recoff%3d9%26ml_rpos%3d32&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true
1793 Jun 26 – John Gowen . wits: William Gowen, Luke Anderson. John Buchanan warrant. 640 acres to John Gowen – on the east side of Mill Creek, on the NW corner of James Mences land, adj to Ebenezer Titus west land (on east). Witnessed by William Gowen, and Luke Anderson. Warrant by John Buchanan. Davidson Co., TN
http://interactive.ancestry.com/2882/33118_290595-00094?pid=15895&backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2f%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3findiv%3d1%26db%3dTNNCLandRecordc%26gss%3dangs-d%26new%3d1%26rank%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gsln%3dgoin%26gsln_x%3d0%26MSAV%3d0%26uidh%3dm37%26pcat%3d36%26fh%3d37%26h%3d15895%26recoff%3d9%26ml_rpos%3d38&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true
North Carolina

1784 Jun 9: GOING, JOHN married Seeley Bairding wit: JESSE GOING
Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1778-1868 (Note: see entry below – there may be some confusion as to who the actual groom was here – Jesse or John)

1784 Jun 9: GOING, JESSE married Selley Bairding wit: JOHN GOING
Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1778-1868

1784 Sept 25: William Going granted 100 acres in Burke County, North Carolina, on Brier Creek. Signed: R Caswell. 1784 Sept 25: grant to William Gowing for 100 acres on east side of Briar Creek watters of the first Broad River including the forks for complement entered Oct 2, 1778. Signed: Charles McDowell. Issued Aug 7, 1787. Survey done April 21, 1786 by Fins Riggs. Wits: William Going, Junr, William Boothe – chain bearers. Burke County, North Carolina. Grant No. 1023. Burke County, North Carolina.
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.36.1023&qid=82710&rn=19

1784 Nov 1: Page 61, Deed Book C, Page 3. James Fletcher of Caswell County to GOODRICH GOING, for 112 lbs, 175 acres on Cain Creek part of larger tract granted Fletcher by State adjoining Thos Miles, James Robertson, Arch Murphey’s line. Wit: Archd Murphey, D. Mackfort, William Smith. Caswell County, North Carolina Deeds 1777-1817

1784 November 8- Elizabeth Gowen, was bound apprentice by the Chatham County Court to William Douglass November 8, 1784. Chatham Co, NC

1784 November 8 – Ann Gowen, was bound apprentice to James Howard by the Chatham County Court November 8, 1784. Chatham Co, NC

1783 November 10 – William Gowen, was bound as an apprentice farmer to George Desmukes Nov 10, 1783 by the Chatham County Court. Chatham Co, NC

1784 NOVEMBER 26 FAIRFIELD COUNTY, SC
“Philip Hinson’s will was proved in Cheraw Dist. by Thomas Dickson before Wm Pegues, 20 Nov 1784. Warrant of Appraisement, 26 Nov 1784 to John King, John Wats, Thomas Gaven [Gowen], Charles Johnston & John Hollis. Sworn 10 Dec 1784: John King, John Woods, and Thomas Gaven, before Chas. Pickett, JP. Appraisement, 10 Dec 1784. Purchasers at sale 20 Dec 1784: John Henson, Obadiah Henson, Bartlett Henson, Thomas Gaven, John Hollis Junr., Isaac Gibson, Charles Graham, Nathan Sanders, Henry Sanders, Charles Pickett, John Lewis. Balance due from Jeremiah Jaggars, John Chasnut. Dedimus to William Pegues Esqr. of Cheraw District, to qualify Exr. 10 Nov 1784. Qualified John Henson, 20 Nov 1784.” “Notes for Philip Hinson and Mary,” Janet and Robert Wolfe Genealogy (http://www-personal.umich.edu/~bobwolfe/gen/mn/m673x31042.htm#FN56 : accessed 27 June 2015), citing Rutherford Co., NC “Deed (Books-page) 20-21-N63” and “Camden,
South Carolina estate Book A1-257, [FamilySearch_Image]; and South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Camden District South Carolina will A1-257, Apt 31, Pck 1112, reports prove date 1785.” (Note: Worth reviewing the “Gaven” name above since King, Johnston, Hollis, and Watts are all names closely related to “Gowen” in this area).

1784 Nov 29 William Going sells 150 acres to Mark Brown, land on both sides of Wards Creek of First Broad River. Wits: Hu Lamkins, Benj Buckit, Abraham Cape. Signed: William Going and Hester Going. Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965. Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 470 (p 247 on FamilySearch), Rutherford County, NC.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Q-QHH?mode=g&i=246&cat=183242

1785 St Lawrence Dist
Goodrich Going 1 white poll – slaves 175 acres total value 158.6.8
Caswell County List of Taxables, Volume 1, NC State Archives, Raleigh NC
Caswell County, North Carolina

1785 Jan 10: Page 64, Deed Book C, Page 66. James Fletcher Junior of Caswell County to William Smith of same, for 200 lbs, 308 acres on middle prong of Cain Creek adjoining Thomas Miles, GOODRICH GOING, James Robinson, Rachel Gold, Archd Campbell. Wit: Archd Murphey, Richd Currier. Caswell County, North Carolina Deeds 1777-1817

1785 March 18 – William Going of Rutherford Co, NC, planter, buys 200 acres from Thos Wallas and Margaret Wallas of Rutherford Co, NC. Land located on both sides of first Broad River adj Collingwood. Wits: Mathew Black, William Going. Signed: Thomas Wallas and Margaret Wallas. Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965. Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 304 (p 162 on FamilySearch)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898Q-QF8?mode=g&i=161&cat=183242

1785 May 22: Entered. 1789 Mar 21: Issued. Benjamin Gowing receives 100 acr on the waters of Pawpaw Creek of Mayo River. File No. 1212. Grant No. 1605. Entry No. 2416. Book 64 pg 498. Call No: S.108.722; Frames 1289-1292. MARS ID: 12.14.68.1212. Guilford County, North Carolina
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.68.1212&qid=82726&rn=2

1785 July 1 – 1 Jul 1785, Moore Co. Surveyed 100 ac; formerly Fredrick Greg’s property; on both sides of Pocket Cr and WILLIAM GOYNS [sic]; [signed] W Finley, surveyor; chain carriers John Gilmore & Matthew Kitching; purchased for L13 by G J McRee & Curtis Ivy. (Pruitt, Dr. A B. Abstracts of Sales of Confiscated Loyalists Land and Property in NC, 1989, p 78) (Clayton Lib, Nov 1997)
Moore Co, NC. http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/11/moore-county-nc-early-records.html

1785 July 8 – “July 8, 1785, Benjamin Bracket of Rutherford County, planter, & Ann to Edward Francis of same, for 40 pounds … 200 acres both sides of Ward’s Creek, including the mouth of Coxes Creek & his own improvements … granted to said Bracket July 25, 1774. Benjamin Bracket [seal] Witnesses: William Goings, Sr, William Goings, Jr. [Holcomb, Deeds Abstracts, op cit, pp. 440-41]

1785 July 14 – William Going, Jr. (William Goyne’s son) was married July 14, 1785 to Polly Griffin, according to Rutherford County, North Carolina Marriages, 1783-1850.” “William Goinges” was their bondsman and signed Bond No. 13360. F. Walker was a witness to the marriage of William Going, Jr. and Polly Griffin Going. [Record: 086 01 103, NC Marriage Bonds, NC Dept. of Cultural Resources, Division of Archives & History] Rutherford Co, NC

1785 July 27 – William Going recveives 100 acres on the middle fork of No Business Creek – on the middle fork of Know Business joining the North Fork of said Creek. Surveyed Jan 6, 1786. Issued Aug 9, 1787. Rutherford, NC
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.108.305&qid=82710&rn=20

1785 July 27: Entered. 1786 Oct 23: Surveyed. 1787 Aug 9: Issued. William Going and Spruce McCoy buy 200 acres from State in Rutherford Co NC, on the head of Stoney Run next to Moors corner, adj to their own line Going. Wits: Richard Caswell, Esq our Governor, Captain, General, and Commander in Cheif at Kingston. Chain Carriers: John Going, William Going, Jr. Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965. Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 489 (p 256 on FamilySearch). Rutherford County, North Carolina.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Q-Q7G?mode=g&i=255&cat=183242
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.108.327&qid=82710&rn=15

1785 Oct – In October 1785 “William Going” along with Morris Roberts came into court to post bond of £500 as securities for Drury Logan who was to receive “Letters of Administration on the goods, chattels, rights and credits of Benjamin Moore, Dec’d.” Rutherford Co, NC.

1785 Oct – In October 1785 “William Going” was sued by John Wood. John Wood, Jr, a witness in the trial, came into court and “proved his attendance in behalf of the plaintiff, sixteen days at sundry courts.” Rutherford Co, NC

1786 St Lawrence Dist
Guthridge Gowing 1 white – black 175 acres
William Gowing 1 white – black – acres
Caswell County List of Taxables, Volume 1, NC State Archives, Raleigh NC
Caswell County, North Carolina

1786 Thomas Gowen was head of a Granville County household of 4 free males and 5 free females in the 1786 state census in Dutch District. Granville Co, NC. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1786 Thomas Gowing was enumerated as the head of a household in the state census of North Carolina of 1786, according to “State Census of North Carolina of 1786” compiled by Mrs. A. K. Register. His household was reported in Oxford District, page 2 as:
“Gowing, Thomas white male 21-60
white male under 21 or over 60
white male under 21 or over 60
white male under 21 or over 60
white female
white female
white female
white female
white female”
Oxford Dist, NC

1786 Jan – In January 1786, on the motion of “William Going,” the court ordered that “the orphan children of Dianah Canady be brought to our next Court Court in April and that the Constable produce them there.” Rutherford Co, NC.

1786 Jan – In January 1786 the court ordered that “William Going” be one of the jurors “to lay off and mark a publick road near the ford on First Broad River and near the Burke line.” Rutherford Co, NC

1786 March 2: ROTHMAHLER, JOB, PLAT FOR 1,200 ACRES ON DROWNING CREEK, GEORGE TOWN DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY JOHN HENDERSON. Series: S213190 Volume: 0014 Page: 00143 Item: 000 Names indexed: GOWING, JOHN; HENDERSON, JOHN; ROTHMAHLER, JOB Document type: PLAT Locations: DROWNING CREEK; GEORGETOWN DISTRICT; NORTH CAROLINA. South Carolina
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=185610

1786 March 10 – William Going and David Miller reveive 200 acres on the head of a branch of Ward Creek in Rutherford Co, NC
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.108.167&qid=82710&rn=22

1786 April 10: Entered. 1786 Oct 3: Survey date. 1787 Aug 9: Issued. William Going recd 150 acres including the cross roads on his own improvements, from the State in Rutherford Co NC. Wits: Richard Caswell, Esq our Governor, Captain, General, and Commander in Cheif at Kingston. 1786 April 10: Entered. Chain carriers: John Going and William Going Jr. Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965. Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 490 (p 257 on FamilySearch) p. 76 (p. 530 on FamilySearch). Rutherford County, North Carolina.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Q-3NF5?mode=g&i=529&cat=183242
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.108.320&qid=82710&rn=21

1786 July 10: Page 89, Deed Book E, Page 49. James Robinson (Robertson) of Caswell County to Frederick Deboe of same, for 50 lbs. 67 ½ acres on Cain Creek of Hico adjoining GUTRIDGE GOING, Deboe’s line. Wit: Ad. Murphey. Caswell County, North Carolina Deeds 1777-1817

1786 July 31 – Edward Goins – Page 23. Deed Book B, Page 191-3
Thomas Palmer, Jun. & Joseph Palmer both of CC, to John Wheeley of same, for 15 lbs, 72 acres on Flat R adj Daniel Malone, said Wheeley, Terrel, EDWARD GOINS, Kelly. 31 July 1786. Wit. Richard Burch Sen., EWD GOINS. Person County, North Carolina Deeds 1792-1825 By Katherine Kerr Kendall. Person Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/04/person-county-nc-early-records.html

1786 October 6 – James Goings
Deed Book E, Page 33
James Goings to Thomas Henderson for 100 pds (no land
description)
Wit :Joshua Smith, Turbyfield Barns, James Pratt
Rockingham Co, NC https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Q-SQ77?i=30&cat=161485
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/rockingham-county-north-carolina-early.html

1786 Oct 21 – William Goings and Spruce McCoy receive 500 acres including Lampkins old improvement in Rutherford Co, NC
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.108.404&qid=82710&rn=16

1786 Oct 21 – William Goings and Spruce McCoy receive 500 acres including Lampkins old improvement in Rutherford Co, NC
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.108.404&qid=82710&rn=16

1786 October 21- “Aaron Gowen” is noted to have sold the land for £200 in a transcation of Turbefield Barnes selling several tracts to a Robert Donald on October 21, 1786. The land purchased of Aaron Gowen to Turbefield Barnes was bounded by Thomas Henderson, Matrimony Creek, Paw Paw Creek, and the Virginia line, 100 acres according to Rockingham County Deed Book A, page 139. Rockingham Co, North Carolina. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98Q-SSCS?i=68&cat=161485

1786 Oct 26 – Thos Goin received 225 acres joining Tipton’s Line upon the waters of Cherokee Cr. Washington Co., Tenn.
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.20.660&qid=82710&rn=17

1786 Nov 24 William Going sells 200 acres to Peter Woodward in Rutherford Co NC
Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965. Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 436 (p 229 on FamilySearch)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Q-QZC?mode=g&i=228&cat=183242

1786 Dec 12 William Goings and David Millar recv 200 acres from State in Rutherford Co NC on the head of a branch of Wards Creek, the head of the 2d fork on the S side of Stoney Run. Along Goings and Mays lines. Wits: John Going, William Going, Jr. . Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965. Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 339 (p 207 on FamilySearch)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Q-QDG?mode=g&i=206&cat=183242

1787 St Lawrence District
Gutrich Going 175 acres 1 white poll – black polls
Caswell County List of Taxables, Volume 1, NC State Archives, Raleigh NC
Caswell County, North Carolina

1787 – “Thomas Joins” was listed in the 1787 tax list of Wilkes County and was also enumerated in the 1790 census of Wilkes County. His family included “1 white male over 16, 1 white male under 16 and 7 white females.”
North Carolina

1787 Jan 17 – Turbafield Barnes (asignee of Aaron Goings) – 21 acr on the waters of Paw paw Cr. Rockingham Co., NC
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.106.102&qid=82710&rn=18

1787 May 16: “Aron Going” received 410 acres in the County of Guilford “on the head of Matrimony Creek a branch of the Dan River and on Paw Paw Creek of Mayo River” bounded by the lines of Samuel Gates, near Hamilton’s line, from the State of North Carolina May 16, 1786, according to Rockingham County Deed Book A, page 33. Rockingham Co, NC. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98Q-SSWJ?i=14&cat=161485

1787 June 10 – John Going was recorded June 10, 1787 as the head of a household in the state census of Wilkes County. “Going, John white male 21-60
white female
white male 21-60
white female
white male 21-60
white female
white male 21-60
white female
white male 21-60”
North Carolina

1787 July 7 – “Thomas Goin” was enumerated July 7, 1787 in the state census of Wilkes County. His household was recorded as: “Goin, Thomas white male 21-60
white female
white female
white female
white female
white female” (Note: These actually appear to be “Gaines”).
North Carolina

1787 Aug 9 Wm Going and Spruce McCoy buy 500 acres from State in Rutherford Co NC. No. 530. Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965. Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 490 (p 257 on FamilySearch). Rutherford County, North Carolina.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Q-QZP?mode=g&i=256&cat=183242

1787 September 20 – John “Buck” Gowen and Allan Gowen were witnesses to a power of attorney executed September 20, 1787 by John Combs of Washington County, North Carolina to John Molen of Greenville County, according to Greenville County Deed Book A, page 213. Greenville Co, SC. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms007.htm

1787 Sept 20 – Thomas Gooin is granted 300 acres in Greene Co., NC
http://interactive.ancestry.com/2882/33118_290588-00057?pid=162837&backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2f%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3findiv%3d1%26db%3dTNNCLandRecordc%26gss%3dangs-d%26new%3d1%26rank%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gsln%3dgoin%26gsln_x%3d0%26MSAV%3d0%26uidh%3dm37%26pcat%3d36%26fh%3d25%26h%3d162837%26recoff%3d9%26ml_rpos%3d26&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true

1787 Oct 25: Page 101, Deed Book E, Page 252. William Smith of Caswell County to Patrick Carnal of same, for 160 lbs., 280 acres on middle fork Cain Creek, adjoining Carnal’s line, GOODRICH GOING, James Robertson, Rachel Gold. Wit: Ad Murphey, H. Haralson. Caswell County, North Carolina Deeds 1777-1817

1787 Nov 14: Deed of Trust from James Gains to Richard Goode, Esq. 357 acres where I live..Peters Cr..negro wench named Ill and a penknife a collateral by Gains for 140 pds, 18 sh, 5 pence received from Richard Goode.. Wits: A Robinson, Jo. Williams. Signed: James Gaines. Vol 1 p. 79. Stokes County, North Carolina

1787 Dec 6: Page 101, Deed Book E, Page 257. Moses Walker of Caswell County to Robert Brooks of same, for 20 lbs., 30 acres east side Castle Creek adjoining Atkinson. Wit: JOHN GUIN, Artha Brooks. Caswell County, North Carolina Deeds 1777-1817

1788 St Lawrence District
Gutridge Going 175 acres 2 white 0 black
Caswell County List of Taxables, Volume 2, NC State Archives, Raleigh NC
Caswell County, North Carolina

1788 Jenkin Gowin
Granville County Tax List
1 taxable
Granville Co, NC
http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/granville/court/tax1788.txt

1788 Thomas Going to John Simmons in Granville Co NC index (Book O Letter G p. 555)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89C5-YCHB?i=127&cat=360398
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Y-P97F?i=208&cat=360398
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9C5-ZST2?mode=g&i=442&cat=360398

1788 Jan 25 – Thomas Going of Granville County deeded to John Simmons, Sr. “of this county” the 150 acres on both sides of Taylor’s Creek that he had received from John McKissick in 1752. Wits: John Carrel (or Cassel), John Simmonds, Thos Symmonds. Granville Co, NC. [DB O:555]. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1788 Feb 7 – Thomas Gowen deeded 250 acres to John Simmons, Jr. February 7, 1788, according to Granville County deed records. John Simmons witnessed the deed. Granville Co, NC

1788 February 20 – John “Buck” Gowen received power of attorney February 20, 1788 from Hugh Lewis, “I Hugh Lewis, about to remove from South Carolina to Cumberland River of North Carolina, appoint my friend, John Gowen my attorney to sell my land,” according to Greenville County Deed Book A, page 215. Greenville Co, SC. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms007.htm

1788 April 12 William Going conveys 400 acres of land to David Roper in Rutherford Co NC. Land located on both sides of Crooked Run of the First Broad River, from said Roper’s to John Millers. Wits: Thomas Nummally (sp?), John Walhurt, Wm Guin. Signed: William Going. No. 1123. Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965. Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 131 (p 558 on FamilySearch)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Q-3NN8?i=557&cat=183242

1788 July 14 – William ‘Going’ resigned from road maintenance duty in Rutherford County, North Carolina, suggesting that he was preparing to move. This is proof that William ‘Going’ lived on or near the public road. Old maps depict this road as an east-west road that crossed Ward’s Creek near the Lincoln-Rutherford County line.
“William Going comes into open court & resigns being Overseer of the Public Road & appoints William Lewis Queen overseer in his place. To have the same hands and distance of road as said Going”. [Rutherford County Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, July 14, 1788]

1788 July 29: Between Charles Hickerson and David Hickerson 75 lbs 150 ac
Mulberry Creek being survey Charles Hickerson now lives on.. . Wits: Philip Goins, Nath’l Gordon, Charles Gordon. Signed: Charles X Hickerson, Mary X Hickerson. Book B-1 pg 35. Wilkes County, North Carolina.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Q-4VMN?i=329&cat=309529 (Gains?)(Note: Following the above link, obviously the spelling is Gains – not sure where the transcribers found “Goins”).

1788 Oct 1, William Goings sells to Benjamin Brocket for 20 pounds, the tract on the middle fork of No Business Creek 100a, the same William Going purch on Jan 5, 1786. Wits: Nathaniel Tracy, James Shepard. Signed: William Going. Deed No. 954. Deed Book A, 1779-1786, Rutherford Co, NC. Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965. Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 409 (p 469 on FamilySearch). Rutherford County, North Carolina
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Q-3NRM?mode=g&i=468&cat=183242

1788 October 14 – Know all men by these presents that I Edward Gowen of the County of Granville for divers good causes and considerations thereunto [me] moving more especially for the sum of £25 to me in hand paid, the receipt of which I do hereby acknowledge, hath bargained, sold & made over, and by these presents, do bargain, sell and make over to my nephew, Thomas Gowen all the estate, right and interest I have or hereafter may have to the estate of Elizabeth Bass, deceased, or any part thereof, and do hereby make over the same to the said Thomas Gowin, his heirs and assigns from the claim of me, the said Edward Gowen or any other person whatever claiming under me. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the 15th day of October, 1786. Edward Going . Witnesses:
Henry Meghe
Allin Hudson
Jhn. [X] Simmons”
John Simmons later appeared in Granville County Court to prove the deed of “Edward Gowing” to “Thomas Gowing,” according to “Court Minutes of Granville County, North Carolina, 1746-1820,” page 28 by Zoe Hargett Gwynn. Edward Gowen of Granville County, North Carolina, regarded as a kinsman of Thomas Goin, was also named an heir of Elizabeth Bass. On October 14, 1788 he conveyed his interest in her estate to “his nephew, Thomas Gowen,”according to Granville County Will Book 2, page 79. Granville Co, NC.

1788 Oct 14 – Know all men by these presents that I Edward Gowen of the County of Granville for divers good causes and considerationsthereunto [me] moving more especially for the sum of A25 to me in handpaid, the receipt of which I do hereby acknowledge, hath bar? gained, sold& made over, and by these presents, do bargain, sell and make over to my nephew, Thomas Gowen all the estate, right and interest I have or hereafter may have to the estate of Elizabeth Bass, deceased, or any part thereof, and do hereby make over the same to the said Thomas Gowin, his heirs and assigns from the claim of me, the said Edward Gowen or any other person whatever claiming under me. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the 15th day of October, 1786. Edward Going Witnesses: Henry Meghe, Allin Hudson, Jhn. [X] Simmons” Granville Co, NC.

1788 November 8, – Deed Book C, Page 13. Aaron Going to Turbyfield Barns for 200 pds, 410 acres on head of Matrimony Creek and head of Paw Paw Creek adjoining Hamilton. Wit: Gibeon Johnson, Luci Thomas, Hardy Piner. Rockingham Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/rockingham-county-north-carolina-early.html , https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98Q-SSK2?i=295&cat=161485

1788 Dec 13: Sto. Donelson of Danl Gowen’s heirs on both sides of the pond branch the waters of Keers Creek to includ a spring about half a mile above the mouth of the branch. W 2609- L 6150- A 1000- D 13. Surveyed by John Donelson. Records of Davidson County. Land Records 1788-1793. p. 118. North Carolina
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77TV-TGC4?i=276&cat=266136

1788 Dec 17: Colo. Reading Blunt – Assee. of David Gowers Sargt on Round Lick Creek the south side of the Cumberland beginning below a fork called Plume Fork which runs in on the west side thence up both forks for compt. Payton. W 2609- L 3927- A 1009.
Records of Davidson County. Land Records 1788-1793. p. 6. North Carolina
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77TV-TGSD?i=71&cat=266136

1789 St Lawrence District
Goodrich Going – acres 1 white
William Going – acres 1 white
Caswell County List of Taxables, Volume 2, NC State Archives, Raleigh NC
Caswell County, North Carolina

1789 Jan 4: Page 110, Deed Book F, Page 153-4. GUTRIDGE GOING of Caswell County to Stephen Oliver of same, for 100 lbs., 175 acres on Cain Creek adjoining Patrick Carnal, James Robertson, Archibald Murphey. Wit: H. Haralson, Benj. Debo. Caswell County, North Carolina Deeds 1777-1817

1789 February 21, – Deed Book C, Page 37. Patrick Neely and W. Hamilton were witnesses to a Rockingham County deed in which Hance McKeen of Guilford County, North Carolina sold land to George Harston of Henry County, Virginia. Conveyed for £25 was 155 acres on Paw Paw Creek of Mayo River, adjoining the Virginia line. James Goings was mentioned as the owner of adjoining land. Rockingham Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/rockingham-county-north-carolina-early.html , https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898Q-SSTH?i=308&cat=161485

1789 Nov 3: Between Joseph Herndon and Hilliar Rousseau 200 lbs 178 ac S side YadkinRiver.. John Profits line.. Wits: Sarah Herndon, Henry Goins, Richard George Goins. Signed: Joseph Herndon. Book B-1 pg 69. Wilkes County, North Carolina
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Q-4JLT?i=346&cat=309529 (Gains?)(Note: following the above link, spelling is obviously Gains, not “Goins”. Will need to review to see if some other reason the transcriber used “Goins”).

1789 Nov 4 – John Gowen received 120 acres on Jouis prong of Buffalo Cr. Wake Co, NC.
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.119.1309&qid=82734&rn=3

1790 NC Caswell Co US Cen Gutridge Going
1790 NC Granville Co US Cen Jenkin Gowin
1790 NC Moore Co US Cen William Goings 10 free colored
1790 NC Moore Co US Cen William Goings 1 m over 16, 4 m under 16, 5 f.
1790 NC Randolph Co US Cen William Gowin 2 m over 16, 3 m under 16, 4 f, 1 slave.
1790 NC Rockingham Co US Cen Jas Gowing 1 m over 16, 3 m under 16, 3 f.
1790 NC Stokes Co US Cen Joseph Goans 1 m over 16, 3 m under 16, 3 f, 2 slaves.

1790 St Lawrence District
Gutridge Going 0 acres 2 white 0 black
Caswell County List of Taxables, Volume 2, NC State Archives, Raleigh NC
Caswell County, North Carolina

1790 US Census Moore County, North Carolina – William Goings
Number of All Other Free Persons: 10
Number of Household Members: 10

1790 US Census Moore County, North Carolina – William Goings
Free White Persons – Males – Under 16: 4
Free White Persons – Males – 16 and over: 1
Free White Persons – Females: 5
Number of Household Members: 10
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/11/moore-county-nc-early-records.html
http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790h-02.pdf

1790 US Census Rockingham County, North Carolina – Jas. Gowing
Free White Persons – Males – Under 16: 3
Free White Persons – Males – 16 and over: 1
Free White Persons – Females: 3
Number of Household Members: 7
http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790h-05.pdf

1790 US Census Randolph County, North Carolina – William Gowin.
Free White Persons – Males – Under 16: 3
Free White Persons – Males – 16 and over: 2
Free White Persons – Females: 4
Number of Slaves : 1
Number of Household Members: 10
http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790h-03.pdf

1790 US Census Rowan County, North Carolina – Joseph Goans
1 males over 16, 3 males under 16, 3 females – white. 2 slaves.
http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790h-05.pdf

1790 US Census Caswell County, North Carolina – Gutridge Going
0 males over 16, 0 males under 16, 0 females – white. 0 slaves.
http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790h-03.pdf

1790 US Census Granville County, North Carolina – Jenkins Gowin
0 males over 16, 0 males under 16, 0 females – white. 0 slaves.
http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790h-03.pdf

1790 US Census Montgomery County, North Carolina – Thomas Gain
3 white males and 5 white females
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1790 US Census Stokes County, North Carolina – Joseph Goans.
Free White Males under 16: 3
Free White Mailes over 16: 1
Free White Persons – Females: 3
Number of Slaves : 2
Number of Household Members: 9

1790 Mar 22: Page 123, Deed Book G, Page 94. William Leak of Caswell County to Charleton Ingram of same, for 300 lbs., 230 acres both sides Moon’s Creek being part of larger tract granted William Gladden 7 June 1761 and which Gladden sold to ALEX GOWEN 7 Apr. 1762. Also signed by Providence Leak. Wit: Wm. Donoho, William Quine.
Caswell County, North Carolina Deeds 1777-1817

1790 June 30: Page 121, Deed Book G, Page 59-60. Roger Atkinson the elder of Dinwiddie County, Virginia to Roger Atkinson, Jr. his son of Chesterfield County, Virginia for 100 lbs., 1330 acres north side Dan River in Caswell County consisting of 2 tracts adjoining each other, 1000 acres conveyed to Atkinson by Mayo by deed 17 Aug. 1778; also 228 acres conveyed by ALEXANDER GOING 1 Aug. 1765 and recorded in Orange County; and 82 acres purchased of Moses Hollis. Wit: Joseph Jones, James Hinton, John Dixon. Caswell County, North Carolina Deeds 1777-1817

1790 Dec 3: Mason, Patrick married PATSEY GOING wit: Zachary Hill
Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1778-1868

1791 Jan 20: bet. Peter Hairston and to Robert Gains & Mildred his wife..126 pds, 13 sh, 4 pence…400 ac ..Snow Creek..crossing Mtn. Branch plantation whereon the sd Robert Gains now lives.. Wits: Abraham Scales, Nicholas Dalton, James Rea. Signed: Robert Gains. Vol 1 p. 158-159. Stokes County, North Carolina

1791 Mar 9: bet. Richard Goode & Rebekah his wife, and Isaiah Gymon..64 pds 200 acres..both sides 3 fork Little Yadkin,, Wit: George Crisman. Signed: Rich. Goode, Rebekah Goode. Vol 1 p. 81. Stokes County, North Carolina

1791 Mar 28: James Gains & wf Elizabeth to James Gibson 200 pds Va money 200 acres surveyed for Joe Tate, Esq both sides Peters Ck adj Thos Lankford Wits: Robert Gains, Jas Bohannon, John Farmer. Signed: Jas Gains, Elizabeth Gains. Vol 2 p. 123. Stokes County, North Carolina

1791 Mar 28: James Gains & Wf Elizabeth to James Gibson 10 pds 150 acres adj tract surveyed for Jos Tate Peters Ck, his own line & Thos Lankford Wits: Jas Bohannan, Robt Gains. Signed: Jas Gains, Elizabeth Gains. Vol 2 p. 123. Stokes County, North Carolina

1791 Apr 27: James Gains to Jason Isbell 75 pds N C money 216 acres Bakers Br part survey madeby James Tilley adj cor near Dan River Wits: Robert Gains, Thomas Gains. Signed: James Gains. Vol 2 p. 214. Stokes County, North Carolina

1791 May 7: Mathews, Exekial married Sarah Cumbo wit: ALLEN GOING
Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1778-1868

1791 July 14: Robert Irvin Esq., High Sheriff of Rutherford Co. to David Miller of same, per execution against William Going for 12 pounds, 15 shillings recovered by Joseph Carpenter, 200 acres at the head of a branch of Ward’s Creek including the head of the second fork on the south side of Stoney Creek run, ½ of a tract originally granted to David Miller and William Going, also 100 acres on Bryer Creek, also an entry of 200 acres on No Business, also ½ of 500 acres entered by Spruce McCoy and William Going on the head of ____ Creek. David Miller became high bidder-20 shillings. Witnesses: John Irving, L. Moor. 27 May 1793. Deed Book J, p. 33. [“Bulletin of the Genealogy Society of Old Tryon County, North Carolina, Vol. XXII, No. 1, Feb. 1994]

1791 July 14 – Robert Irvin Esq., Sheriff of Rutherford County to David Miller as highest bidder at 20 shill, one-half tract of original grant of David Miller & William Going on head of a branch of Ward’s Creek including the second fork on the south side Stoney Creek, joining Going’s & Macay’s line, also the other tract of 200 acres entered by Spruce McCay & William Goings lying on Stoney Run including the head of Stoney Run and running down for complement; also one-half tract of 500 acres entered by Spruce McCoy & William Goings on head of Crooked Run begin at Moses Moor’s line. Recorded 27 May 1793. Witnesses: John Irvin, L. Moore” . Deed Book J, p. 35. No. 1029. [C. H. Davis, op cit, p. 67]

1791 Sep 6: GOING, GOODRICH married Betsey Matthews wit: ALLEN GOING
Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1778-1868

1792 – Affidavit / appointment of John Goyen as power of atty to sell land in Davorson County, NC – as David Goyen (father of Levi), had gone to the Cumberland River and was killed by Indians some 14 years earlier – 640 acres of land). Levi called “Mulatto” – John Goyen called “Gentleman”. (see links below for full text – very difficult to read due to shadows on document):
Fairfield County:
“Before me personally appeared Becky Elliot formerly Becky Gowen by a former husband David Gowen and after be duly sowrn deposith and said that she had a son by the afore David ____ David Goyen who about fourteen years ago left this county land as she was informed went to Cumberland River in N Carolina and was there killed by the Indians. The deponent further saith on oath that Levi Gowen who now appoints John Gowen of his attorney is the full and oldest brother to the aforesaid David Gowen.
Sworn tby affidavit this 17th day of Sept 1792 before me Benj Boyd J. FC.
Becky Elliot (x her mark)
Fairfield County: I hereby certify that the above named Levi Gowen ___ as the County for a free Mulatto got i ward was born her.
Given under my hand this 17th day of September 1792.”
Benj Boyd J. FC. Fairfield Co, SC
http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Deeds/Bond_A/Bond_A_0135a.tif
http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Deeds/Bond_A/Bond_A_0136a.tif

1792 Aaron Lockart of Chester, SC buys 50 acres from Robert Wilson of York, on N. side of Broad River. Adj to Joseph Robertson, Francis Ray, Robert Black, and Drury Going. This was tract granted to Hugh Wilson in 1771 by North Carolina. Chester Co, SC. (Aaron Lockert is father in law of Job Going)

1792 March: Page 23 At the first session of the Person County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, March 1792, the estate records of John McNeill (Niell) were proved. A merchant, John McNeill’s store was near the Caswell-Person border and very near Leasburg. From file number C.R. 078.801.1, Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina.
“A list of the debts which appears to be due to the estate of John McNeill, dec. according to the ledger formerly kept by the said deceased, known by the name of ledger C.”
Note: The amount of debt was omitted from the following list.
The list is very long and includes the name of EDWARD GOING.
Person County, North Carolina Compilations, 1792-1820
Land Grants; 1794-1805-1823 Tax Lists. Record Book Abstracts 1792-1820. Letters of Attorney; By Katherine Kerr Kendall. Person Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/04/person-county-nc-early-records.html

1792 March 6 – Aaron Lockart of Chester, SC buys 50 acres from Robert Wilson of York, on N. side of Broad River. Adj to Joseph Robertson, Francis Ray, Robert Black, and Drury Going. This was tract granted to Hugh Wilson in 1771 by North Carolina. Chester Co, South Carolina.

1792 Sept 17: Affidavit / appointment of John Goyen as power of atty to sell land in Davorson County, NC – as David Goyen (father of Levi), had gone to the Cumberland River and was killed by Indians some 14 years earlier – 640 acres of land). Levi called “Mulatto” – John Goyen called “Gentleman”. (see links below for full text – very difficult to read due to shadows on document):
Fairfield County, South Carolina:
“Before me personally appeared Becky Elliot formerly Becky Gowen by a former husband David Gowen and after be duly sworn deposith and said that she had a son by the afore David ____ David Goyen who about fourteen years ago left this county land as she was informed went to Cumberland River in N Carolina and was there killed by the Indians. The deponent further saith on oath that Levi Gowen who now appoints John Gowen of his attorney is the full and oldest brother to the aforesaid David Gowen. Sworn by affidavit this 17th day of Sept 1792 before me Benj Boyd J. FC.
Becky Elliot (x her mark)
Fairfield County: I hereby certify that the above named Levi Gowen ___ as the County for a free Mulatto got i ward was born her. Given under my hand this 17th day of September 1792.” Benj Boyd J. FC. Fairfield Co, SC
http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Deeds/Bond_A/Bond_A_0135a.tif
http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Deeds/Bond_A/Bond_A_0136a.tif

1792 Oct 3: Between Henry Goins, Newberry County, S. C. and William Johnson
150 lbs 639 ac Middle fork Roaring River called Jones‘ Creek. .including Plantation whereon Wm. Johnson now lives. . Wits: Benjamin Adams, Thomas Johnson, Theophilus Johnson. Signed: Henry Goins. Book B-1 pg 488. Wilkes County, North Carolina
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898Q-4VLY?i=557&cat=309529 (Gains?)(Reviewing above link, the spelling is obviously Gains. Need to review to see if reason the transcriber spelled it “Goins”).

1792 Oct 10: bet Stephen Fields of Sullivan County, western territory, south of Ohio River, and Joseph Cloud of Stokes Co.. 50 pds..2OO ac..Peters Cr..Perkins Branch.. Wits: Robert Gains, Jeremiah Cloud, Wm Henderson. Signed: Stephen Fields. Vol 1 p. 338. Stokes County, North Carolina

1792 Nov 29: bet. Nancy Easley, widow & Execx. of Warham Easley, decd., Patrick Co, Va. & Joseph Easley and Benjamin Hawkins, 100 pds.. 157 and 1/2 acres..Snow Cr..Wm. Hickmans line..crossing Snow Cr., Matthew Moores corner..meeting house branch.. Wits: James S. Gains, Geo Cloud, Matt. Deatherage. Signed: Nancy Easley, Joseph Easeley. Vol 1 p. 253. Stokes County, North Carolina

1793 Jan 14: grant to James Gownes (or Gardner – difficult to read) in Hawkins County, North Carolina, 340 acres on the south side of the Halston River and on Baileys Fork of Buck Creek between the second and third ridge of Bays Mountains. Wit: R S Spaight. No. 494. Hawkins County, North Carolina.

1793 Apr 30: Sherwood GOING, married Ruth Bennett wit: James Gillaspy
Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1778-1868

1793 May 20: a grant unto Sampson Williams, assignee of Thomas Baxter, a private in the Continental Line of North Carolina. Grant of 640 acres in Davidson County, Tennessee, on Stewarts Creek next to lands of John Buchanan (sp?), John Ford. Issued in North Carolina. Davidson County, Tennessee.

1793 June 26: grant to John Gowen 640 acres on east side of Mill Creek, adjacent James Mences and Ebenezer Titus in Davidson County, North Carolina. Signed: J Glasgow, secretary, Richd Dobbs Spaight. Warrant No 115. pg 188 to 189. No 395. John Buchanan (surveyor?). C C: William Gowen, Luke Anderson (chain carriers). Davidson County, North Carolina.

1793 Sept or Oct: Marriage of William Goings to Elizabeth. 1839 June 8: William Going’s pension claim:
State of Tennessee, Hawkins County:
Personally appeared before me the under signed as Justice of the Peace in & for said County Peter Goings and Agga Goings who being first duly sworn according to law deposith I saith as following towit Agga Goings declares that she is about fifty years of age, that she has been well acquainted with the late William Goings as Pensioner of the United States and also with his widow Elizabeth Goings, that the said William and Elizabeth were married in Caswell County North Carolina about the time stated by the said Elizabeth in her said declaration wich is the month of October 1793 and that they ever afterwards lived together as man & wife until the time of said Williams death. Which took place on the 23rd day of august 1827 – and that his said widow has not been married since – And the said Peter Goings states that he has been acquainted with the said William & Elizabeth ever since he was a small boy, applicant being man aged about thirty years, and he believes said William & Elizabeth were married as she states, in Caswell County North Carolina and at the time stated, and ever since he was acquainted with them they lived together as man & wife and were so until?? By their neighbours the said William died in his house in Hawkins County on or about the 23 day of August 1827 – and that his said widow has not been married since the death of her said husband, and further depnant (???) say not.
Agga X (her mark) Goings
Peter X (his mark) Goings
Sworn to & subscribed before me this 8 day of June 1839
David Reynolds JP
Extraction from Nancy Lemmons Testimony on September 25, 1839
On the 25th day of September 1839 testimony was given by Nancy Lemmons stating that she was 69 years old and that she was well acquainted with William and Elizabeth Goings and that she was present when they did get married in Caswell at the house of William Rainey in the month of September or October in the year 1793. She further stated that she lived about twelve miles from the Goings when he died and her husband said that neither one of them could read or write and did not have a family bible and they kept no word of their marriage or births of their children.

1793 Oct 10: bet. George Watkins of Surry Co. and Wm.Chandler..10 pds..100 ac..S branch of Little Snow Creek.. Wits: George X Dockery, Ambrose Gaines. Signed: George Watkins. Vol 1 p. 63. Stokes County, North Carolina

1793 Nov 10: William Edgman to Ansellam Goodman 66:6:8 for 200 ac N side Dan River on Barnes Branch Wits: Joseph Cloud, James Gains. Signed. William Edgman. Vol 2 p. 213. Stokes County, North Carolina

1794 Mar 1: John Deatherage to Matthew Deatherage 100 pds two tracts lst 43 and 3/4 ac Peters Ck incl John Deatherage’s Mill, part survey of George Deatherage; 2nd 150 ac adj John Dyke & Geo Deatherage, being survey made for John Deatherage 31 Mar 1779 Wits: Wareham Easley, James Gains. Signed: John Deatherage. Vol 2 p. 83. Stokes County, North Carolina

1794 Aug 29: William Bingham to James Nelson parcel of land on Buck Island Ck incl sd Binghams improvement Wits: Mattw Deatherage, Robert Gaines. Signed: William Bingham. Vol 2 p. 212. Stokes County, North Carolina

1794 Nov 12: Survey. 1796 May 28: Entered. 1802 Dec 15: Issued. No. 1415. Grant No. 1890. Entry No 2139. Book 110 pg 153. William Gowen recd 100 acres of land on waters of Cedar Creek on the East side of the Little River, joining William Gowin’s own lower corner of his 75 acre tract. Chain Carriers: John Sowell, Little Berry. Signed: Thos Cotton, surveyor. Montgomery County, North Carolina.

1794 Dec 4: Joseph Goin of Patrick County, Virginia to Abner Eules, for 65 pounds lawful money of Virginia, paid by Abner Eckles, 150 acres on Peters Creek, being part of John Lankford old survey. Wits: Matthew Deathrage and Malcom McCurry. Signed: Joseph Goin. Proved up in open court in the March term 1796 by the acknowldgement of Joseph Goin. Vol 2 p 222. Stokes County, North Carolina.

1795 – Edward Goins – Page 44
Tax List 1795
St. Luke’s District
Edward Goins
Person County, North Carolina Compilations, 1792-1820
Land Grants; 1794-1805-1823 Tax Lists
Record Book Abstracts 1792-1820
Letters of Attorney; By Katherine Kerr Kendall
Person Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/04/person-county-nc-early-records.html

1795 Jan 12: Entered. 1797 Aug 23: Survey Ordered. 1797 Sept 10: Survey done. 1799 June 7: Issued. File No. 1229. Grant 1181. Entry No. 1379. Book 102 pg 240. Henry Gowen granted 100 acres in Moore County, North Carolina on the South East side of Dry Fork. Survey for Henry Goyen adj to William Goyen’s line on the West side and on a branch of the Pocket Creek called the Dry Fork. Survey on Sept 10, 1797 showed land was adjacent to 300 acres of Henry Goyen’s own line (with no mention of William Goyen). Also spelled Henry Goyne. Chain Carriers: Benjamin Stephens, Jacob Stephens. Moore County, North Carolina.

1795 Jan 23: Order to survey land. 1798 Aug 17: Survey done. 1799 Dec 17: Issued. No. 1989. Grant 1926. Entry 705. Book 106 pg 209. Joseph Going recd 50 acres in Surry County, North Carolina, ordered for survey to be on waters of Stony Creek adjoining himself (Joseph Going). Chain Carriers: William Becknel, Johnston Going. (also spelled Joseph Guine in parts of survey orders). Surry County, North Carolina.

1795 Feb 2: Entered. 1796 Aug 13: Survey ordered. 1796 Aug 25: Survey. 1799 March 16: Issued. No. 1124. Grant 1076. Entry No. 1383. Book 101 pg 38 (or 30). William Gowen receives 150 acres on both sides of Cranes Branch the waters of the Big Pocket Creek. Survey for William Goyne ordered for 150 acres joining his own line, and joining Robert Boaz (sp?) line, in Moore County, NC, ordered by James Mathews entry officer of claims for land in Moore County. Survey indicates the 150 acres of land is adjacent to William Gowen’s former corner of 300 acres, and Boals’s (sp?) line and other corner. Chain Bearers: William Beriman, Stephen Beriman. Signed by surveyor: John Matthews. (Paperwork also spells name Goin and Goyen). Moore County, North Carolina.

1795 April 1 – Deed Book C, Page 61-2. Page 35. State of NC-#86-to Robert Dickens and William Waite, for 30 shillings per 100 A, 150 A on Flat R adj William Hawkins near Orange County line, said Dickens & Waite. Survey 1 Apr 1795, registered 2 Dec 1797. Chain Carriers; EDWARD GOINS, Joshua Step. Person County, North Carolina Deeds 1792-1825, By Katherine Kerr Kendall. Person Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/04/person-county-nc-early-records.html

1795 Oct 31: James Huddleston of Rutherford Co, NC to Alexander Going of Rutherford Co, NC, for 100 pounds Huddleston grants Alexander Going 200 acres of land in Rutherford on Wards Creek including Walberts old improvements, where Thomas Robertson married an Roben once lived, near McCauleys line. Granted to James Huddleston by patente on 1794 July 9. Wits: John Huddleston, John Smith. Signed: James Huddleston. No. 1708. pg 330-331. Rutherford County, North Carolina.

1795 Nov 24: John GOIN married Betsey Hickman wits: BURBAGE GOING & William Rainey. Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1778-1868

1796 Oct 12: John Williams, Hawkins Co Tenn to Matthew Deatherage 100 pds 100 acs Dan River adj Joseph Ship Wits: Richard Gains, John Gains. Signed: John Williams.
Vol 2 p. 346 to 347. Stokes County, North Carolina

1796 Nov 30: N C grant William Boyls 100 ac adj Valentine Gibson (now sd Boyls line) John Williams former line, sd Boyls line formerly James Gains & Thomas Ship
Vol 2 p. 358 and 359. Stokes County, North Carolina

1797 will – Thomas Going – will (1740-1750) probate ppw: Will names: son Bungee Going (1770s), Burton Going (b. 1778 – census repts), daughter Hale Going (1770s), daughter Elizabeth Going (1770s), Executors: Thomas Pledger and Eben Ham. Wits: William Bailey, Jeremiah Bailey. Randolph Co, NC
http://interactive.ancestry.com/9061/007640057_01488?pid=933533&backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2f%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fgss%3dangs-c%26new%3d1%26rank%3d1%26gsln%3dGoing%26gsln_x%3d0%26msypn__ftp%3dNorth%2bCarolina%252c%2bUSA%26msypn%3d36%26msypn_PInfo%3d5-%257c0%257c1652393%257c0%257c2%257c3245%257c36%257c0%257c0%257c0%257c0%257c%26cp%3d0%26MSAV%3d0%26uidh%3dm37%26msypn__ftp_x%3d1%26msypn_x%3dPAS%26pcat%3dCLP_WILLS%26h%3d933533%26db%3dUSProbateNC%26indiv%3d1%26ml_rpos%3d2&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true#?imageId=007640057_01489

1797 Feb 7 – Randolph County – Will of Thomas GOING:
Transcribed by Tracy Hutchison. Not to be copied or reproduced in any format for profit.
(I have attempted to transcribe as acurately as possible, however I am sure there is probably some errors).
In the Name of God Amen, I Thomas Going of Randolph County and State of No. Carolina, being sick and weakley in body but in perfect mind and memory, do construh this my last will and testament. First my body to be buried at the durecion of my executor he or after ministered and after my last debts are paid, I give all my estate bail(?) and heirs and as follows my land. Where on I now live, I give to my two youngest sons, Burges Going and Burton Goings to be equally divided, I give my horse sadle and bridle to my son Burges Going and my fille I give to my son Burton Going. I give to my daughter Hali Going my no home & white faced heffer and all the rest of my property to be equally divided between my sons Burgess and Burton and my daughters Vini Hardester and Hali and Elizabeth Going and I do hear by appoint my trusty friend Thomas Pledger and Ebin Harn my executors to this my last will and testament. Signed and acknowledge in the presents of us this 7th day of February 1797. His Thomas T(mark) Going
William Bailey (????), Jerimiah Bailey, Randolph Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/randolph-county-nc-early-records.html

1797 Mar 4 – Dempsy Going & Mourning Goodson, 4 Mar. 1797 (Edward Going)/
Person County, North Carolina Marriages 1792-1868
By Katherine Kerr Kendall Page 35. Person Co, NC
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1797 Nov 22: PINCKNEY, GOV. CHARLES, MESSAGE, WITH ENCLOSURES, ENCLOSING THE REPORT OF H. M. WOOD AND L. J. ALLSTON, COMMISSIONERS TO REVIEW A PART OF THE ROAD FROM CHARLESTON TO TENNESSEE WORKED ON BY ELIAS EARLE, INCLUDING A CERTIFICATE OF W. W. SMITH WHO USED THE ROAD AND ORDERS FROM A BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. COURT GIVING EARLE PERMISSION TO WORK ON THE ROAD. Series: S165009 Message: 0702 Page: 00000 ignore: 000 Names indexed: ALSTON, LEMUEL; BARNARD, JOB; EARLE, ELIAS; GOWENS; JEWEWELL, JAMES; PINCKNEY, CHARLES; SMITH, W. W.; WOOD, HENRY M. Topics: STREETS, ROADS, AND HIGHWAYS Document type: MESSAGE Locations: BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NC; CHARLESTON; FRENCH BROAD RIVER; HOT SPRINGS, NC; NORTH CAROLINA; TENNESSEE, South Carolina.
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1797 Dec 2 – Page 35: Deed Book C, Page 62-3: State of NC-#87-to Robert Dickens & William Waite, ? A on Flat R adj Elizabeth Step, James Rimmer, EDWARD GOINS. 2 Dec. 1797. Chain Carriers; EDWD GOINS, Joshua Step. Person County, North Carolina Deeds 1792-1825. By Katherine Kerr Kendall. Person Co, NC. http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/04/person-county-nc-early-records.html

1797 Aug 28: Entered. 1798 July 25: Survey. 1798 Dec 21: Issued. Grant No. 566. File No 535. Book 97 pg 266. Entry No. 7321. Elias Earl and John Gowan are granted 300 acres
in Buncombe County, North Carolina located on the S side of French Broad River, on the south branch of said river. Chain Carriers: Jesse Bibbs, Samuel McCrary. Surveyor: Hance McWhorter. Buncombe County, North Carolina.

1798 May 21- Sophia Going Sr, John Going, Jesse Going, and Sherwood Going sued by George Clompton on testimony of James Saunders of Caswell County, North Carolina. Sophia, Sr., was apparently living on land claimed by George Clopton on 21 May 1798 when he sued Sophia, John, Jesse and Sherwood Going as tenants [Orders 1783-7, 354; 1795-8, 461, 479, 486; 1798-1801, 23, 59]. Pittsylvania Co, Va
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1798 Dec – Page 54 (Names involved: George Eubanks, Betty Eubanks, Thomas Eubanks, George Eubanks, Frances Wyatt, Mary Carlton, Catherine Eubanks, Betsy Eubanks, James Eubanks, George Burch, Edward Goins). Person County Record Books, book 2, page 133. December Court 1798. George Eubanks-will-dated 15 July 1798. Wife Bettey; sons Thomas, George, daughter Frances Wyatt of King and Queen Co., Va.; daughter Mary Carlton of King and Queen Co., Va.; daughters Catherine and Betsy; James Eubanks. Exec. Wife and Thos. Eubanks. Test. George Burch and EDWARD GOINS. Person County, North Carolina Compilations, 1792-1820. Land Grants; 1794-1805-1823 Tax Lists. Record Book Abstracts 1792-1820. Letters of Attorney; By Katherine Kerr Kendall. Person Co, NC. http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/04/person-county-nc-early-records.html

1799 Thomas Going – Dec’d
1799 Randolph Co Tax List
THOMAS GOING, decd–120 ac.
Randolph Co, NC
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1799 April 3 – The Robeson County Court ordered John Ford Esquire of South Carolina to take the deposition of Ann Gowen in connection with the case “James Terry vs. William Barfield.” Robeson Co, NC

1799 Nov 19: Entered. 1800 May 22: Survey. 1800 June 10: Survey Ordered. No. 0189. Warrant No. 582. Levy Goyen recd 14 acres on the drains of the Big Pocket Creek, joining his own line (Levy Goyen). Surveyer notes adj to Dowd, Cameron, Cofer, and Levy Goyen’s own land of 100 acres. Chain Carriers: Henry Goyen, William Elliott. Surveyor: Neil McLeod. Moore County, North Carolina.

1799 Nov 19 – NC Archives; Title: File No. 1124, William Gowen. Parent Records: State Records; Secretary of the State Record Group; Land Office: Land Warrants, Plats and Survey, Related Records; Moore County. Call Number: S.108.886; Frames: 808-813. Site: Archives Search Room (Raleigh). MARS Id: 12.14.90.1112 (Folder). Genres/Forms :Warrants, Plats. Index Terms: Geographic Names: Crains Creek – Personal Names: William Gowen. Land Grant Info: Acres: 150 – Grant Number: 1076 – Issued Mar 16, 1799 – Entry Number: 1383 – Entered: Feb 2, 1795 – Book Page: 101:38 – Location: On both sides of Cranes branch. Entered Nov 19, 1799 14 acres on the drains of the Big Pocket Creek to Levy GOYEN (NC Archives http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/archives/) Moore Co, NC. http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/11/moore-county-nc-early-records.html 1799 Nov 19 – Entered for 14 acres on the drains of the Big Pocket Creek to Levy GOYEN (NC Archives http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/archives/) Moore Co, NC http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/11/moore-county-nc-early-records.html

1799 Nov 28: Joseph Going of Patrick County, Virginia conveys 120 acres located in Stokes County, North Carolina to Abner Eckols of Franklin County, Georgia. Land located on Pilves(sp?) Creek . . . of Dan River. Land part of original survey of 350 acres for John Lankford. Wits: George Bland, Hugh Ford. Signed: Joseph Going. Proved up in March term 1800. Vol 3 p 286. Stokes County, North Carolina.

1799 Dec 25 – Deed Book D, Page 402. Thomas Price of Orange Co to John Thomas of Person Co for $100, 120 A on Bushey Fork Flat R adj Orange Co. line, Aldridge, Wm Waite, EDWARD GOINS, Philip Burch, D. Durham, Benj Wheeley; a line intersects tract as 20 A already sold to Robert McNab; tract conveyed to Price by Daniel Malone./s/ Thos Wm Price. 25 Dec 1799. wit: Samuel Serrett, B. Douglas. Both witnesses removed from state; proved by oath of John Whitfield who was present when deed was sriten; (sic) Cary Williams proved handwriting of B. Douglas. Person County, North Carolina Deeds 1792-1825. By Katherine Kerr Kendall. Person Co, NC
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1800 NC Burke Co US Census Samuel Goin 26 to 44 yrs
1800 NC Craven Co US Census William Goen (maybe Goon) is over 45 yrs
1800 NC Hallifax Co US Census Judith Goins w 1 other free
1800 NC Montgomery Co US Census William Goin is over 45 yrs
1800 NC Moore Co US Census Hennery Goin w 5 other free
1800 NC Moore Co US Census Levy Goin w 5 other free
1800 NC Moore Co US Census William Goin in Moore Co NC w 9 other free
1800 NC Orange Co US Census Isham Gowing in w 4 other free
1800 NC Person Co US Census Allin Goin in w 7 other free
1800 NC Person Co US Census Edward Goin w 6 other free
1800 NC Person Co US Census Gudrich Goin with 7 other free
1800 NC Randolph Co US Census Burges Going 16 to 25 yrs
1800 NC Robeson Co US Census John Goin age 45 yrs or older
1800 NC Robeson Co US Census Oliva Goin w 2 other free
1800 NC Rutherford Co US Census Alexander Going in 45yrs or older
1800 NC Rutherford Co US Census John Going 16 to 25
1800 NC Stokes Co US Census Jacob Going in 6 other free
1800 NC Stokes Co US Census James Going in 26 to 44 yrs
1800 NC Surry Co US Census Anthony Going in 26 to 44 yrs
1800 NC Surry Co US Census Jesse Going 26 to 44 yrs
1800 NC Surry Co US Census Jesse Goings 26 to 44 yrs
1800 NC Surry Co US Census William Going 16 to 25 yrs

1800 Feb 19: John Gowen last will and testament. Leaves estate to his loving wife to remain on plantation, until son John Gowen, comes to the age of twenty one years, at which time son to take possession of land and plantation, and all personal estate and residue thereof to my loving wife. Wits: Saml Bridgers, Saml Bridgers. Signed: John Gowen. pg 60-61. Robeson County, North Carolina. (Note: This appears to be John Gowen Jr’s will that was born about 1755-60).

1800 March 20: Entered. 1800 Oct 30: Survey ordered. 1800 Nov 27: Survey. 1802 Aug 20: Issued. No. 1768. Grant No. 1646. Entry No. 630. Book 115 pg 144. William Goyen recd 230 acres on East side of Big Pocket Creek on the North side of the Dry Branch, adj William Goyen’s old land, being surplus land in his, William Goyen’s, old tract of 300 acres entred 20th of March 1800. Chain Bearers: Daniel McDuffie, William Goyen, Junr. Surveyor: Neil McLeod. Moore County, North Carolina.

1800 April Court: Page 69. Book C, Page 446.
Deed of Gift: Robert Burton to Wm. B. Burton, gifts of livestock & household furniture for to discharge any debts against his estate. Wit: John McAden, RICHARD GOIN, Richard Kiggins. Caswell County, North Carolina Will Books 1777-1814

1800 May 8: Entry. 1800 Aug 27: Survey ordered. 1800 Sept 8: Survey. 1803 Dec 21: Issued. No. 2410. Grant No. 2351. Entry No. 876. Book 117 pg 93. Anthony Going recd 100 acres on Stoney Creek a branch of Stewarts Creek, joining Joseph Going’s land and William Golden’s, and the Virginia line. Chain Carriers: Nathan Going, Johnston Going. Surveyor: Moore (sp?). Surry County, North Carolina.

1801 Mar 11 – Deed Book C, Page 280-1. FREDERICK GOIN of Mecklenburg, Va, to EDMUND GOIN of Person Co., for 6/, 124 A on Bluewing Cr adj Waite, Francis Ford, on Cattail Br to Baird line. 11 Mar 1801. Wit: Jeremiah Johnson, Francis Ford, Wm. Thaxton. Person County, North Carolina Deeds 1792-1825. By Katherine Kerr Kendall. Person Co, NC. http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/04/person-county-nc-early-records.html

1801 July 6 – Page 52. Deed Book C, Page 290-1. FREDERICK GOWEN of Mecklenburg Co., to William Thaxton of Halifax Co., VA, for 40 lbs, 120 A on Blewing Cr adj Francis Ford, Reubin Jones, William Baird, 6 July 1801. Wit: James Thomson, Zachariah Averett, Charles Thaxton. Person County, North Carolina Deeds 1792-1825. By Katherine Kerr Kendall. Person Co, NC. http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/04/person-county-nc-early-records.html

1801 Aug 17: Entered. 1802 May 27: Survey. 1803 Aug 20: Issued. No. 1433. Grant No. 1907. Entry No. 5653. Book 110 pg 411. William Gowin receives 250 acres on the East side of the Little River on the Dry Fork of Cedar Creek, joining William Gowin’s own line of his 75 acre tract. Chain Carriers: Pleasant Gowin, William Gowin. Surveyor: Thos Cotton. Montgomery County, North Carolina.

1802 Jan 5: Warf, Roger married Betsey Gilaspy wit: JESSE GOING
Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1778-1868

1802 Jan 8 – Page 56. Deed Book C, Page 331-2. John Thomas to Jacob Thomas, for $104, 120 A on Bushy Fork of Flat R on Orange County Line adj Aldridge, EDWARD GOINS old line, Phillip Burch, D. Durras, reserving a dividing line to 100 A to Thomas & balance to Robert McNabb and was sold to McNabb by Thos Price-tract conveyed John Thomas by Thomas Price & to Price by Daniel Malone. 8 Jan 1802. Wit: John Farrar, B. Douglas. Person County, North Carolina Deeds 1792-1825. By Katherine Kerr Kendall. Person Co, NC. http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/04/person-county-nc-early-records.html

1803 Jul 19: Pryor, William married HEATY GOING wit: JESSE GOING & Nathl. Pass
Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1778-1868

1803 Oct 15: Palimon Lawson, Lilly Lawson, Randall Hall, John Lawson, Thomas Lawson, and Clement Lawson of Stokes County, NC to Thomas Gains for 31 pounds Va money by Thos Gains for a tract of land on the Little Peters Creek running West on James Gaines’ line, and William Boils. Wits: William D. Gains, and George Gains. Signed: Palmant Lawson, Lilly Lawson, Randall Hall, John Lawson, Thomas Lawson, Clement Lawson. Proved up in June term 1807 by George Gains. Stokes County, North Carolina.

1803 Nov 12: Entered. 1804 Nov 14: Survey. No. 010. Entry No. 6062. William Gowing (Gowen) receives a warrant for 350 acres on both sides of Cabbin Creek, and joining William Gowen’s own line. Chain Carriers: Pleasant Gowen, Levy Gowen. Surveyor: Jas Chappell. Montgomery County, North Carolina.

1803 Dec 9: Thomas Gains, granted Twenty Acres on the Waters of the Dan River on his own corner, adjacent to John Deathrage’s old line. Signed: James Turner, Esq, Governer Captain General and Commander in Cheif at Raleigh. Stokes County, North Carolina.

1804 Dec 31: Sherwood GOING married Betsey Coventon wit: James Gillaspy
Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1778-1868

1804 June 5 – Edmund Gowen – Page 67
Deed Book C, Page 453
EDMUND GOWEN to William Baird of Prince George Co., VA, for 90 lbs 17/2 as debt is due for this amt., negro girl Patty age about 14 yrs; horses, cattle. 5 June 1804. Wit: Samuel Ward, Anselem Bugg, James Thomson. Person County, North Carolina Deeds 1792-1825. By Katherine Kerr Kendall. Person Co, NC
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1804 Aug: ..Between John Jones and Richard Goines . . $47 . . 47 acres waters of
Cub Creek..Reeves old line..Turner Hamptons line..Gilreaths line. Wits: William Rousseau, William Sebastian, John Humphries. Signed: John Jones. (Note: within the Deed the name Thomas Goines is mentioned once along with Richard Goines). Book F-1 pg 157. Wilkes County, North Carolina.
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1805 July Court: Page 98. Book E, Page 197.
Insolvents for 1804 given by Samuel Johnston high Sheriff.
THOMAS GOINS – 1wp. Caswell County, North Carolina Will Books 1777-1814

1806 Jun 21: Chapman, Richard married SALLY GOING wit: James Vaughan
Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1778-1868

1806 July Court: Page 103. Book E, Page 275
Insolvents for 1804.
RICHARD GOING. Caswell County, North Carolina Will Books 1777-1814

1806 Jul 28: Stephens, George married RHODA GOING wit: Joseph Flippa
Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1778-1868

1806 Dec 30: Vincent GOWING married Nancy Reed
Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1778-1876

1807 July 4: Richard GOWIN married Polly Bennett
Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1778-1876

1807 Nov 12: Jesse GOING married Polly Draper wit: VINCENT GOING
Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1778-1868

1807 Dec 16: Samuel Arnett, assignee of Ambrose Gains received 100 acres on the waters of Snow Creek next to Smith’s corner and Webb’s line. Entered the 8th June 1790, as by the plat hereunto annexed doth appear. Wit: B. Williams, Govrn. Stokes County, North Carolina.
(Directly below, another entry for Samuel Arnett 1807 Dec 16: recd 100 acres as assignee of Jesse Mauphin, on Snow Creek on Boyd’s line, Mauphin’s old line, and Shelton’s line. Improvements entered Jan 13, 1779 and annexed. Wit: B Williams, Govrn. Stokes County, North Carolina).

1808: Litha Logan (maiden name Goins), buyer – Estate Sale of Phillip Cox
Caswell County, North Carolina

1808 Nov 3: Page 301, Deed Book Q, Page 118. Nathaniel Shaw of Pittsylvania County, Virginia to William Dix of same, for $25, 17.75 acres north side Dan River on State line adjoining land allotted to George Crittendon of estate of Philip Cox dec’d, Rachel Cox. Wit: Achilles Whitlock, Absolem Shackleford, JESSE GOING, Lewis Cox. Caswell County, North Carolina Deeds 1777-1817

1809 Jan 3: Tulloh, William married ALSEY GOING wit: JOHN GOING
Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1778-1868

1810 NC Buncombe Co US Census Arless Goen 45 yrs or older
1810 NC Caswell Co US Census John Going 45 yrs or older
1810 NC Columbus Co US Census J Going 26 to 44 yr female
1810 NC Guilford Co US Census William Goen 26 to 44 yrs
1810 NC Halifax Co US Census Thomas Goings w 6 other free
1810 NC Moore Co US Census Edward Goyne w 2 other free
1810 NC Moore Co US Census Henry Goyne w 9 other free
1810 NC Moore Co US Census Levi Goyne w 8 other free
1810 NC Moore Co US Census William Goyne w 6 other free
1810 NC Person Co US Census Allin Going 10 other free
1810 NC Person Co US Census Edmond Going 3 other free
1810 NC Person Co US Census Fanny Goin 45 yrs or older
1810 NC Randolph Co US Census Burges Going 26 to 44 yrs
1810 NC Randolph Co US Census Burten Going 26 to 44 yrs
1810 NC Randolph Co US Census Elizabeth Going 45 yrs or older
1810 NC Robeson Co US Census John Goins 16 to 25 yrs
1810 NC Robeson Co US Census William Goens w 3 other free
1810 NC Rockingham Co US Census Fredrick Going 45 yrs or older
1810 NC Rockingham Co US Census Jesse Going 45 yrs or older
1810 NC Rockingham Co US Census Zepheniah Going 45 yrs or older
1810 NC Rutherford Co US Census Alexander Gowin 45 yrs or older
1810 NC Rutherford Co US Census Benjamin Going 26 to 44 yrs
1810 NC Rutherford Co US Census James Gowin 26 to 44 yrs (first James)
1810 NC Rutherford Co US Census James Gowin 26 to 44 yrs (second James)
1810 NC Rutherford Co US Census William Gowin 45 yrs or older
1810 NC Surry Co US Census Anthony Going 26 to 44yrs
1810 NC Surry Co US Census Benjamin Going 45yrs or older
1810 NC Surry Co US Census Joseph Going 26 to 44 yrs
1810 NC Surry Co US Census Joseph Going 45 yrs or older
1810 NC Surry Co US Census Nathan Going 16 to 25 yrs
1810 NC Surry Co US Census William Going 26 to 44 yrs

1812 April Court: Page 126. Book F, Page 272
Inventory Estate of William Richardson, dec’d, taken 21 Mar. 1812. Bonds due estate from John Dix, SHEROD GOWEN, William Gattis, Joshua Wall, James Ware, Terry Dickerson, Fendal Roland, Ebans Knight, Rich R. Kennon, Wm. Quine, James Paul, John Fargerson, Edmund Richardson, et al. Caswell County, North Carolina Will Books 1777-1814

1814 Dec 15: Henry Pendleton Gains of Stokes County, NC to Johnson Clements of same, for 400 dollars paid by Clements, conveyed land bounded on the West by the Dan River and John Dyke’s line including 182 and 1/2 acres of land and additional on Deatherages line containing 15 acres. Total 197 and 1/2 acres. Wits: Thomas Ruffin, Henry Farmer. Signed: H P Gains. Proved up in the March term 1815. Vol 5 p 660. Stokes County, North Carolina.
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1815 April 29: Entered. 1815 Nov 1: Survey ordered. 1815 Nov 29: Issued. No. 6827 (or 6027). Grant No. 3616. Entry No. 125. Book 128 pg 416. Richard Gowin receives 60 acres in Bladen County joining lands of E Mulford, on the North East side of the North West River. (possibly Garvin or Gawin spelling is difficult to determine). Bladen County, North Carolina.

1816 Dec 24: Abraham Branan sells 50 acres of land to Hugh Going, both of Rutherford County, North Carolina, land being on the Waters of Nob Creek on the South Side of a branch of said creek, adj to William Swafford’s line. Wits: Joel Johnston, Edmond Going. Signed: Abraham Brandon. Rutherford County, North Carolina.

1817 Jan 7: William Gains of Patrick County, Virgina, to John Simmons of Stokes County, NC, for 300 dollars paid to William Gains, convey to John Simmons a tract of 200 acres of land in Stokes County on both sides of the Dan River bounded in the NW corner of Surry, made for George Deatherage, Jesse Simmons Corner, said Gaines’ corner, Shadrack Prescott in Edgemeres former line, Jonas Harvey’s line, William Lankford’s line, Deatherages’s corner. Wits: Henry P. Gaines, Joseph Cloud, Jaco Ketcham. Signed: William D. Gaines. Proved up in the Sept term of 1818 by Joseph Cloud. Vol 6. pg 189. Stokes County, North Carolina.
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1818 Feb 23: Alexander Gowan of Rutherford County, NC sells 200 acres of land to Robert Wells of same. Land located on Wards Creek, and includes the house and improvements of said Alexander Gowan where he now lives. Adj to Walbert’s line, near McCurtey’s line, to a tract of land granted to Jas. Huddleston on July 9, 1794. Wits: John C Elliott, Hugh Gowan. Signed Alexander Gowan. Rutherford County, North Carolina.

1818 Oct 20: Estate Sale of William Goin decd’s property. Buyers listed: William Fleming, Robert Thompson, Elijah Goin, Nancy Goin, James Fale, Joseph Goin, John Snow, Jr, Anthony Goin, Lewis Goin, J H McCraw, James McCraw, Mitchel Thompson, Samuel McCraw, David Burns, Polly Goin, Levi Johnson, and George McCraw. Surry County, North Carolina.

1820 July 28: Page 47. Book H, Page 389. Sales property of Peggy Nealey to: John Lay, Penny Cox, Edward Busey, Robert Ware, Samuel White, Lucinda Dudley, Greenbury Willson, James Swan, Polly Carver, William Walker, Brockman Nichols, Obediah Owen, John Shields, James Burns, Pleasant Voss, Hezekiah P. Smithson, Nathan Duncan, Jesse Abel, Elijah Sims, David A. Browder, Benjamin Loafman, Charles Sims, William Crews, Henry Ruark, Henry Baldwin, Elizabeth Nighton, James Durham, Robert Alverson, John Badget, William Trigg, Major Price, Matthew Mills, Jonathan Foxdale, James Roberts, John Nichols, Peggy Nighton, Peter Stibblefield, David Lay, Thomas Eudaley, Caleb Anglin, John W. Grant, RICHARD GOING, at al. Caswell County, North Carolina Wills 1814-1843

1820 Dec 1: Page 52. Book I, Page 10. Inventory Estate of Benjamin Norman on 17 July 1820. Note on John Gibson. Sales Estate on 1 Dec 1820 by Westley Norman exec to: Roseman Norman, Brockman Nichols, Hannah Bastin, John Ford, John Bastin, William Crews, Smith Overby, Westley Norman, Nathan Norman, Thomas Bastin, Judith Norman, Thomas Henderson, Peter B. Stubblefield, James Abels, Sally Russell, George Harden, Reuben Cannon, Lewis Whitemore, Caron Norman, RICHARD GOING, et al.
Caswell County, North Carolina Wills 1814-1843

1821 Jan 2: Entered. 1821 March 17: Survey. 1821 April 4: Survey ordered. No. 0320. Entry No. 8344. Burten Goins recd 50 acres on the E side of Uhary River, joining his own line and Steed’s line. Chain Carriers: Agrippa Steed, John Hall. Signed: L Simmons, surveyor. Montgomery County, North Carolina.

1823 Jan 15: Stephen Poe’s will
Chatham Co. Wills
Vol. B. pg. 365 (86,87)
NC State Archives film # C022.80001
In the name of God Amen I Stephen Poe of the County of Chatham and
State of North Carolina being of sound and perfect mind and memory
blessed by God do this fifteenth day January one thousand eight hundred
and twenty three make and publish this My last will and testament in
Manner following that is to say first My will is that all My just
debts be paid I lend unto My beloved wife Fanny Poe all the land and
plantation during her life time I give and bequeath unto My wife the
following property
Viz. one feather bed and furniture one cow and calf one sow and pigs
all the corn and bacon one fine chest two pots One Dutch Oven one
spining wheel & My earthen ware and puter (pewter) All my sittin chairs
Item I give Unto My son Hasten Poe five shillings.
I give Unto my daughter Polly Goings five shillings I give Unto my
daughter Elizabeth Hatley five shillings I give Unto My daughter Sarah
Smith five shillings I give Unto My daughter Ann Kirksy five shillings
I give Unto My daughter Happy Poe One feather bed and furniture One
weavers loom I give and bequeath Unto My daughter Susean (or Lufear ?)
one feather bed and furniture One black walnut chest I give and
bequeath Unto My son Stephen Poe one bay horse one heifer one sow and
pig I give and bequeath Unto my son William Poe One gray horse one bed
and furniture one cow and yearling One sow and pigs My will is that
after the death of My wife that My land be equally divided between my
three youngest sons Namely Reuben, Stephen and William Poe My will
further is that after the death of My wife all the perishable property
that I have left her be sold and equally divided between Happy Poe
Stephen Poe (marked through) Luffier (this is the same name as above
that I cannot make out) Poe, Reuben Poe, Stephen Poe, & William. My
will further is that My debts be collected and all the ballance of My
estate that is ot will away be sold and all My just debts be paid and
the ballance after paying my debts be equally divided between my wife
Fanny My son Reuben My daughter Happy My daughter Luffhen
(Suffhen/Susshen) My son Stephen and My son William. I hereby make and
ordain My son Reuben for executor of this My last will and Testament In
witness whereof the said Stephen Poe have to this My last will and
testament set my Hand and seal this day and year above written signed
sealed and published and delivered by the said Stephen Poe the testator
as his last will and testament in the presents of Us who were present
at the time signing and sealing thereof.
Thos Farror
J. Burnett
A. E. Forshee Stephen “G” (his mark) Poe
Proved Novem. Sessions 1824
Chatham County, North Carolina

1823 March 5: Entry. 1823 June 5: Survey ordered. No. 0321. Entry No. 8516.
Burton Goins recd 50 acres on the E side of Uharie River, adj to Helkiah Steed (Hill Steed) and Claton Steed lines, on waters of Wymrd Branch and Duncomb Branch. Chain Carriers: Agrippa Steed, John Hall. Surveyor: L Simmons. Montgomery County, North Carolina.

1824 Jan 28: Entered. 1827 Jan 26: Issued. Grant Number: 5212. Entry Number: 8483. File No. 4555. Book, Page: 137:115. MARS Id: 12.14.36.4582. Call Number: S.108.559; Frames: 436-441. David Goins 50 acre warrant/plat, near Johns River. Burke County, North Carolina. http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/archives/

1824 Feb 17: Entered. 1824 Aug 26: Survey. 1825 Nov 30: Issued. No. 4047. Grant No 3224. Entry No. 326. Book 136 pg 230. Richard Gowen recd 200 acres on waters of Buffalow Creek, adj Andrew Tucker’s line, and Charlotte Elliot’s corner. Chain Carriers: Andrew Tucker, William Holeman. Surveyor. John Little (sp?). Rowan County, North Carolina.

1825: Page 72. Book K, Page 27. List of notes and inventory of estate of Stephen Moore dec’d. Notes on: Edmund Alley, Absolem Amos, Mary Bason, Joel Fogg, Andrew Joyce, John C. Overton, Elias Potter, Joseph Scales, George Tucker, Wm. M. Wall, Lewis White, Phillip Alley, Lyde Bacon, John Baker, Noah Cardwell, Philip Gates, Theophilus Lacy, William Pratt, Elizabeth Phillips, John Seal, Jr., Reuben Thacker, Saml Welsh, William Whitworth, Samuel Ayers, Pleasant Black, Robert Boze, Thomas Dalton, William Goff, Nicholas McMillon, Clement Nance, Thomas Reed, A.M. Scales, Tavender Thacker, Pleasant Webster, Richard Gentry, Richard C. Alley, Chiby Barnes, Henry Botts, David Ellick, Calvin Gossett, Edward Murphey, Charles Plummer, Mark Sharp, Beverly Thacker, John Thacker, Jas Webb, JOHNSON GOWING. Caswell County, North Carolina Wills 1814-1843

1827-1828: Page 88. Book L, Page 243. JOHN GOIN orphan now age of 11 years bound to Charles Willson. Caswell County, North Carolina Wills 1814-1843

1830 July Court: Page 100. Book L, Page 554. JOHN GOIN orphan now age of 15 years bound to John J. Oliver. Caswell County, North Carolina Wills 1814-1843

1831 July Court: Page 105. Book M, Page 23. Thomas Bennett-Will-w. 22 Jan. 1831. Sons Dodson and Tarpley Bennett; daughters Nancy Worsham and POLLEY GOIN. Sons John, Mumford, Thomas, William Moore Bennett. Wife Milley to have all estate during her life then divided to 3 youngest children: Eluta Elizabeth Bennett, Louisiana Jackson Bennett, and Edward Warren Bennett. Exec: friend Doctor C. Williams Esq. and William Lyon. Wit: Edward Rudder, Alexander Gillespy, Labon M. Gillespie, James S. Nunnally. William Lyon qualified. Caswell County, North Carolina Wills 1814-1843

1833 Jan: EDWARD GOING, GRANVILLE COUNTY, PRIVATE, 5TH REGIMENT, COL. EATON
$40.00 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE, $120.00 AMOUNT RECEIVED, MAY 29, 1833 PENSION STARTED. AGE 92. State of North Carolina County of Granville. First Munday of Agt. 1832. Personly appeared in open court before the worshipful the justice of the court of Pleas and quarter sessions for the county of aforesaid now sitting Edward Going a resident of sd. County aged between 90 and 100 years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832 – that he entered the army of the United States in the war of the Revolution under the following circumstances (to wit).
He enlisted under Robert Temples as Captain at Warren Court house in the state of North Carolina at what time he does not recollect but that he did enlist in the nine months service, was marched from Warren Court house to Halifax, where he joined the regular troops in the 5th Regiment under Colonel Pink Eaton [Pinketham Eaton] & Mumford, he was stationed at Halifax about two months, he was marched from there to Kingston or Elizabeth town on Neuse River where he was stationed from six to eight weeks, from there he marched to Leesburg on Savanna River [Savannah River] where he was stationed from one to two months, then marched from there up the river to a place called the black swamp, where he was taken sick and sent from there to the Hospital in Charleston where he lay seven or eight weeks. Then he was removed over the Ashby River to Sullivan’s Island where he remained about three weeks when he was furtowed [furloughed] and directed to come home, his time of service being nearly out. After being at home a few days he went to the City of Warren to General or Colo. Guthrie Sumner [sic, Jethro Sumner] who gave him his discharge for the sd. tower of nine months. He kept his discharge several years and sold it to a W. Jno. Hall for six dollars that he does not know of any person by whom he can prove this service.
After he had been at been at home about two years he enlisted again in the three months service under Capt. Benjamin Eaves at Lewisburg in the state of North Carolina, where he imediately marched up the country, through a part of Virginia and again into North Carolina to the county of Guilford. There they joined the army commanded by General Green [Nathanael Greene] where he remained but a few days before the Guilford fight took place. He was in that fight [Battle of Guilford County Court House, March 15, 1781] and recollects that a Colo. Williams [Otho Holland Williams] on the day of the fight commanded that part of the army that he was in after the fight our company was confused and scattered. We were collected again near Rocky River, while the British army made a short stay at Ramsey’s Mill. We understood they stayed but a short time moved on towards Halifax North Carolina. We made but a short stay at Rocky River. We were marched from there to Camden town in South Carolina where we stayed but a few days. We were then marched over the Catawba River where we stayed but a few days before our term of service expired and we received our discharges but by what officer they were granted I do not now recollect. I took care of my discharge for several years & was told that it was no account and what has become of it now I know not. I know of no person now living by whom I can prove this three months service. My messmates while in the service or a part of them whose names I recollect were Ozzy Ball, Drew Jones & William Smith. I have heard of the death of Ball & Jones. I cannot tell what has become of Smith. I have continued since I left the army to live in the counties of Franklin and Granville in North Carolina. I have no documentary evidence by which I can prove any part of this service. I hereby relinquish every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declare that my name is not on the pension role of the agency of any state.
Signed and sworn to in open court.
Edward (X) his mark Going
We Samuel Rust of Weakley County of the state of Tennessee, and Anderson Paschall & Wm. M. Sneed, both of the county of Granville & state of North Carolina do testify and declare that the said Samuel Rust declares that he has been acquainted with Edward Going who has taken, subscribed & sworn to the forgoing declaration for about fifty years and that he has ever supported the character of an honest man and an industrious and good citizen & that he served as a soldier in Revolutionary war.
The said Anderson Paschall declares that Edward Going who has made the written declaration has lived on the land this applicant since 1827 and that he has been well acquainted with him during that time. That he has often heard him state his services in the Revolutionary war, that his statements have been uniformly the same or substantially the same and that they corroborate the statement made in the foregoing declaration sworn to by him. He further declares that he has ever demeaned himself so far as he knows as an honest & industrious will meaning man.
William M. Sneed declares on oath that he has been acquainted with Edward Going the maker of the within declaration for now that fifteen years that he has ever supported the character of an honest industrious well disposed man & that he considers him to be such.
Sworn to & subscribe in open court.
Saml. Rust
Anderson Purshall
W. M. Sneed
And the said court do hereby declare this opinion after investigation of the matter and after putting the interrogatories presented by the war department that the above mentioned applicant was a revolutionary war soldier and served as he testifies. And the court further certifies that Saml. Rust now of Tennessee state formerly of Granville County and Anderson Paschall and Wm. M. Sneed, who has signed the proceeding certificate are residence of the said county of Granville & are credible persons and that their statement is entitled to credit.
James Wyche, Chairman pro tem
Jacob Taylor J. P.
Lewis Green J. P.
I Stephen K Sneed clerk of the court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of the county of Granville and State of North Carolina do hereby certify that the forgoining contains the original proceedings of the said court in the matter of the application of Edward Going for a pension.
In testimony whereas I have proceeded to set my hand and seal of office at office in Gxford this the 10th day of August A D 1832.
Step K Sneed ??
State of North Carolina Granville County: The 30th day of January 1833
This day Edward Going Personally appeared before Dennis T Paschall one of the Justices of the Peace in and for the County aforesaid, who being duly sworn deposeth & saith that by reason of old age and the Consequent loss of memory he cannot swear positively as to the precise Length of his Service but according to the best of his recollection he served not less than those periods mentioned below and in the following Grade for Eight months and fifteen days in the first Tower [tour] and fully three months in the Second Tower making the Term of Eleven months and fifteen days I served as a private, for which Term of Service I Claim a Pension.
Sworn to & subscribed before me the day & date above written
Test. S/ D. T. Paschall, JP S/ Edward Going, X his mark
[Veteran was pensioned at the rate of $40 per annum commencing March 4th, 1831, for service as a private for one year in the North Carolina Continental line.]

1835 Nov 2: Benjamin Going probate papers: Joseph Forkner v. Thos Pinion and his wife Patsy, Gemima Goings, Malinda Goings, Martin Goings and his wife Jincy, the heirs of Isaac Goings decd, Forkner’s petition alleges Benjamin Goings died in Surry County, NC seized of a tract of land of 180 acres adjoining William Goings and others, and also Richard Going son and heir at law of said Benjamin Going decd. Land was sold at execution by Sheriff and purchased by petitioner Forkner. Forkner is now a tenant in common with defendants, and wishes court to divide and partition the said land on the waters of Archus Creek. John A Gilmer, Attorney. Court ordered that F R Armstrong be appointed Guardian for the heirs of Isaac Going decd. Surry County, North Carolina

1836 Oct 1: James Gowing writes his last will and testament. Wife: Rebecca. Daughters: Jane, Martha, Mary. Bought land from Collins and Ingram that is to be distributed to daughters. If daughters all die without children, then estate to Mary E H Southall of Gates County, sister to Thomas J. Southall. Thomas J. Southall is executor. Wits: Joseph Collins, Elisha W. Allen, James H Crump. Signed: James Gowing.
I further wish the suit v. my brother Benjamin Gowing in Virginia to be brought to a close soon . . Proved up in court December 1836 by oaths of Elisha Allen and James H Crump. Northampton County, North Carolina

1837 Sept 5: Entered. 1838 Jan 29: Issued. No. 2776. Grant No. 3140. Entry No. 11465. Book 143 pg 535. Burgess Goin receives 100 acres adj Abraham Luther, Thomas Shaw, John Reed, the Randolph County line, and his own line on the waters of Dunkam Creek, waters of the Dan River. Chain Carriers: Elijah Hardester, Lewis Shaw. Surveyor: W H Randle. Montgomery County, North Carolina

1839 June 8: William Going’s pension claim:
State of Tennessee, Hawkins County:
Personally appeared before me the under signed as Justice of the Peace in & for said County Peter Goings and Agga Goings who being first duly sworn according to law deposith I saith as following towit Agga Goings declares that she is about fifty years of age, that she has been well acquainted with the late William Goings as Pensioner of the United States and also with his widow Elizabeth Goings, that the said William and Elizabeth were married in Caswell County North Carolina about the time stated by the said Elizabeth in her said declaration wich is the month of October 1793 and that they ever afterwards lived together as man & wife until the time of said Williams death. Which took place on the 23rd day of august 1827 – and that his said widow has not been married since – And the said Peter Goings states that he has been acquainted with the said William & Elizabeth ever since he was a small boy, applicant being man aged about thirty years, and he believes said William & Elizabeth were married as she states, in Caswell County North Carolina and at the time stated, and ever since he was acquainted with them they lived together as man & wife and were so until?? By their neighbours the said William died in his house in Hawkins County on or about the 23 day of August 1827 – and that his said widow has not been married since the death of her said husband, and further depnant (???) say not.
Agga X (her mark) Goings
Peter X (his mark) Goings
Sworn to & subscribed before me this 8 day of June 1839
David Reynolds JP
Extraction from Nancy Lemmons Testimony on September 25, 1839
On the 25th day of September 1839 testimony was given by Nancy Lemmons stating that she was 69 years old and that she was well acquainted with William and Elizabeth Goings and that she was present when they did get married in Caswell at the house of William Rainey in the month of September or October in the year 1793. She further stated that she lived about twelve miles from the Goings when he died and her husband said that neither one of them could read or write and did not have a family bible and they kept no word of their marriage or births of their children.

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Sources and Outside Links for North Carolina:

Info on North and South Carolina – good maps, and history info:
http://www.carolana.com/NC/home.html

North Carolina:
NC Land Grants database: http://www.nclandgrants.com/
NC Info general info: http://www.ncgenweb.us/county-list/
Granville Co Taxlists: http://www.mindspring.com/~baumbach/index.html
North Carolina Pioneers: http://www.virginiapioneers.net/ (click on NC tab)
North Carolina: http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/DisplaySearchResult.aspx
Info on North and South Carolina – good maps, and history info:
http://www.carolana.com/NC/home.html

Abstracts of North Carolina Wills: https://digital.lib.ecu.edu/13766#details

North Carolina, civil action court papers, 1737-1968
Format:
Manuscript/Manuscript on Digital Images
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1930242
This collection includes digital images of civil court records filed in North Carolina counties between 1737 and 1968. Civil court actions contain a variety of records with information of genealogical and historical value whether in adversary or ex parte proceedings. Civil suits were generally brought to settle questions of land ownership, unpaid debts, unfulfilled contracts, and unperformed agreements. Suits concerning dower, breach of contract, and slander were frequent. Divorces were included. The legitimating of bastard children fell within the province of this court. The records also include some records of slave emancipation and of naturalization proceedings. This collection is being published as images become available.
(Lots to review – county by county)

Webster Parry’s collection : abstracts of Quaker records, 1671-1917
Statement of Responsibility:
Webster Parry
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/237032?availability=Family%20History%20Library

The Colonial records of North Carolina : published under the supervision of the trustees of the public libraries, by order of the General Assembly
Title Also Known As:
North Carolina
Colonial and state records of North Carolina
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/641486?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(28 volumes of info)

Index to the Colonial and State Records of North Carolina, Covering volumes I-XXV : published under the supervision of the trustees of the public libraries, by order of the General Assembly
Statement of Responsibility:
collected and edited by William L. Saunders, Secretary of State
Authors:
Weeks, Stephen B. (Stephen Beauregard), 1865-1918 (Added Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/660634?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Index to above recs)

ndex to the Colonial and State Records of North Carolina, Covering volumes I-XXV : published under the supervision of the trustees of the public libraries, by order of the General Assembly
Title Also Known As:
Index to the Colonial and State records of North Carolina covering volumes I-XXV
Statement of Responsibility:
compiled and edited by Stephen B. Weeks
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2305664?availability=St.%20George%20Utah%20FamilySearch%20Library

Abstract of conveyances : [Bertie and Hertford counties to 1712, Tyrrell and Washington counties to 1729 and Gates county to 1778]
Format:
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https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2290112
Records from Book W and Book B, no. 1. Includes date of conveyance, number of acres of land or number of town lot and the names of the witnesses to the instrument. Compiled from the office of Register of Deeds, for Chowan County, at Edenton, North Carolina.

Abstract of conveyances : [Bertie, Hertford, Tyrrel, Washington, Gates Counties in North Carolina]
Format:
Journal Article
Records include deeds and conveyances for Bertie and Hertford Counties to 1722, Tyrrel and Washington Counties to 1729 and Gates County to 1778. Names, date, acres, town lot number and witnesses are listed.
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2300193

Abstract of conveyances : [Book W]
Format:
Journal Article
“Compiled from the office of Register of Deeds, for Chowan County, at Edenton, North Carolina. These records Include all deeds and conveyances for Bertie and Hertford Counties to 1722, Tyrrell and Washington Counties to 1729, and Gates County to 1778. The names of the Bargainor and Bargainee are given, the date of the conveyance, number of acres of land or number of town lot, and the names of the witnesses to the instrument.”
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2298785

Abstract of conveyances : [from an old book, not numbered or lettered]
Format:
Journal Article
Conveyances listed in the early 1700s in North Carolina. Includes names, place, description, date, witnesses.
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2300240

Land grants, land entries and warrants and list of grants for various counties of North Carolina, 1764-1853
Authors:
North Carolina. Secretary of State (Main Author)
Format:
Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/348108?availability=Family%20History%20Library
Microfilm of originals at the North Carolina Historical Commission in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Land records, North Carolina and Tennessee; indexes, 1600-1959
Authors:
North Carolina. Secretary of State. Land Grant Office (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/695114?availability=Family%20History%20Library
Microfilm of originals in the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
(LOTS of records)

List of land grants of various counties of North Carolina, 1735-1804
Format:
Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/349171?availability=Family%20History%20Library
Microfilm of originals at the North Carolina Secretary of State’s Office in Raleigh, North Carolina.

List of North Carolina land grants in Tennessee 1778-1791
Authors:
North Carolina. Secretary of State (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/201972?availability=Family%20History%20Library
Microreproduction of records located with General Land Office records in the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
Includes number of the grant, name of the grantee, number of acres, year grant was made, county land situated in and location of land.

List of warrants for various counties of North Carolina, 1769-1771
Format:
Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/347950?availability=Family%20History%20Library
Microfilm of originals at the North Carolina Historical Commission in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Includes index.

Miscellaneous bonds of North Carolina
Format:
Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/349174?availability=Family%20History%20Library

North Carolina court of claims of land records, 1755-1774
Format:
Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/348042?availability=Family%20History%20Library
Microfilm of originals at the Secretary of States Office in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Records are listed by patent no. with acres and county of patentee.

North Carolina headrights : a list of names, 1663-1744
Statement of Responsibility:
compiled by Carolina B. Whitley ; prepared for publication by Susan M. Trimble
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1022043?availability=Family%20History%20Library
Includes index.
Also available on digital images.
(Review at FamilyCenter)

Notes on the patroonships, manors and seigneuries in colonial times
Statement of Responsibility:
by Montgomery Schuyler
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2146209?availability=Family%20History%20Library

Abstract of North Carolina wills : compiled from original and recorded wills in the Office of the Secretary of State, 1690-1760
Statement of Responsibility:
by J. Bryan Grimes
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/295138?availability=Family%20History%20Library
Includes index.
Also available on microfilm and digital images.

Abstract of North Carolina wills from about 1760 to about 1800
Statement of Responsibility:
prepared from the originals and other data by Fred A. Olds
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/239949?availability=Family%20History%20Library
Microreproduction of typescript (360 leaves) copied in 1925 from a 1836 edition on file in the Library of Congress.
To access an index to this work, see “References” & “Indexed in” on this page. To access a CD edition of this work, see “References” & “Other editions” on this page. To access book copies, see “References” & “Related” on this page.

Abstract of Wills : [executed and probated prior to 1760 in North Carolina]
Format:
Journal Article
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2300119
Alphabetical listing of deceased individuals before 1760 and probate information including family members, witnesses and executors. Compiled from the originals in the office of the Secretary of State at Raleigh, North Carolina.

Abstract of wills : [executed and probated prior to 1760]
Format:
Journal Article
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2299044
Alphabetical listing of wills executed and probated prior to 1760. Compiled from the originals in the office of the Secretary of State at Raleigh, N. C. The later date indicates the day of probate alphabetically arranged for the convenience of the reader.

Apprentice bonds and records, 1716-1921
Authors:
North Carolina. Division of Archives and History (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/766317?availability=Family%20History%20Library
Microfilm of originals in the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Some pages soiled, faded, hard to read.

Colonial estate papers, 1669-1759
Authors:
North Carolina. Division of Archives and History (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/772580?availability=Family%20History%20Library
Microfilm of original in the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Includes index.
Names of cities, counties, districts and precincts are included if possible.
Alphabetically arranged.
Unbracketed dates refer to a year when an individual presumably was alive. Bracketed dates indicate the date of execution, administration, or probation of the estates as indicated by the papers. Names of cities, counties, districts and precincts are included if possible.

North Carolina wills and inventories copied from original and recorded wills and inventories in the office of the secretary of state
Statement of Responsibility:
by J. Bryan Grimes
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/182122?availability=Family%20History%20Library
his title is part of the Family History Center Microfiche Project. Ask your Family History Center director for more information.
Includes the years 1733-1773. Indexed.
Also available on microfilm, microfiche, and digital images.

North Carolina wills, 1663-1789
Authors:
North Carolina. Secretary of State (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/352536?availability=Family%20History%20Library
Microfilm of originals at the North Carolina Historical Commission in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Alphabetically arranged.

North Carolina, estate files, 1663-1979
Authors:
North Carolina. Division of Archives and History (Main Author)
North Carolina. Division of Archives and History (Repository)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1911121
Digital images of originals housed at the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Index and images of estate files from North Carolina counties. The originals were filmed at the North Carolina Department of Archives and History. The estate records contain loose papers relating to the settlement of estates including such matters as provision for heirs including minor children as well as distribution of funds, land and property, including slaves. This project was indexed in partnership with the North Carolina Genealogical Society and Library.

North Carolina, probate records, 1735-1970
Format:
Manuscript/Manuscript on Digital Images
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1867501
Includes probate matters recorded at county courthouses in North Carolina. Includes wills, guardianships and estate records in bound volumes. Although the coverage dates include a larger span of years, most of the records in this collection are from 1800-1930.

Wilkes County, North Carolina, will abstracts
Statement of Responsibility:
abstracted, compiled, and indexed by Mrs. W.O. Absher, Mrs. J.A. Simpson
Authors:
Absher, W. O., Mrs., 1915-2001 (Main Author)
Simpson, J. A., Mrs. (Added Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2508343?availability=Family%20History%20Library
Includes index.
Book 1. 1778-1799. — Book 2. 1800-1811.
Also available on digital images.

Wilkes County, North Carolina, wills, deeds, tax lists, etc.
Authors:
Daughters of the American Revolution (North Carolina) (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/453793?availability=Family%20History%20Library
Microreproduction of original typescript (459 leaves) written in 1972.
Many of these records are from publications of the Genealogical Society of the Original Wilkes County.
Includes index.

Wills, 1663-1789
Authors:
North Carolina. Division of Archives and History (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/457752?availability=Family%20History%20Library
Microfilm of originals in the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Secretary of State original wills: The Secretary of State was the official repository for wills and estates during the colonial times. In about 1760, it was ordered that wills would be filed with clerks of court, but some wills were filed with the Secretary of State until 1789. The wills listed under the above title is the collection of the existing wills that were filed with the Secretary of State.
Some pages faded and hard to read.

094 Brunswick Co, NC

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

John Gowan was born about 1755, place and parents unknown. He was married about 1879, wife’s name Nancy. They lived near Ashpole Swamp in Marion County, South Carolina. When the border between South and North Carolina was altered, the Gowans found themselves living in Brunswick County, North Carolina. They had not moved to North Carolina‑‑‑North Carolina had moved to them.

Little is known of John Gowan. other than the fact that he made his will at the turn of the century and probably died about 1800. His wife survived him, but nothing more is known of her.

Children born to John Gowan and Nancy Gowan include:

John Gowan, Jr. born about 1780
Hugh M. Gowan born about 1782

John Gowan, Jr, son of John Gowan and Nancy Gowan was born about 1780. About 1802, John Gowan, Jr. was married to Edith Faulk, the daughter of Richard Faulk and Sarah Hinnant Faulk. They remained in Brunswick County and Columbus County for most of their lives. Columbus County was formed from Brunswick County in 1808, and the family found themselves in the new county. The family owned a farm near the present town of Cerro Gordo.

John Gowan, Jr. was not a prosperous man, nor was he a good provider for his family, and early records of Columbus County indicate that he was in “Debtor’s Jail” on more than one occasion. When his wealthy father‑in‑law died about 1808, he left Edith Faulk Gowan’s share of his estate to her children with the stipulation that they not receive their shares until after their parents were deceased. One presumes that this was done to prevent their father from squandering the legacy of Richard Faulk.

John and Edith Faulk Gowan were parents of eight sons and a daughter. These were, in order of birth, Elias, Garrett, Meredith, William, Ada, Jesse, John M, Richard and Alexander. All lived to maturity, and living descendants of all but Garrett, William and Jesse have been located to date. In the 1820s the children began to scatter.

Elias Gowan went to Decatur County, Georgia where he was successful in the Georgia gold lottery. Elias Gowan had become a widower about the time of his parents’ deaths, and he made the decision to return to Columbus County where he lived the rest of his life. He has an enormous list of descendants still living on and near the ancestral homeplace.

Garrett Gowan went to Horry County, South Carolina where he was elected sheriff in the 1840s. Garrett Gowan died in Horry County about 1845, after which his family returned to Columbus County.

Ada Gowan was married, husband’s name Hill, and removed to Georgia. When Ada Gowan Hill’s husband died in Georgia, she brought her family to Sylvarena, Mississippi. Later she moved to Sallis, Mississippi and finally to Nacogdoches, Texas where she died in the 1860s.

But it was Meredith Gowan’s move which would most significantly influence the future of the family. About 1826 he set out alone for Mississippi and made his way to the settlement of Westville in Simpson County. There he was married to Nancy Powell, and they lived most of their life in Copiah County, Mississippi. During the 1830s and 1840s most of the Gowans followed Meredith to Mississippi. At one time or another, all except Garrett Gowan and Elias Gowan lived in Simpson or Smith Counties.

In the late 1830s John and Edith Faulk Gowan also left North Carolina and made their way to what would be their final home‑‑Sylvarena, Mississippi. John apparently died about 1841, and Edith died in 1842. Later that year her children began to lay claim to the estate of their Grandfather Faulk in North Carolina. All in Mississippi sold their inheritance, and none returned to their native state.

Meredith Gowan died in 1838 in Copiah County, Mississippi.

William Gowan and Jesse Gowan were both enumerated in central Mississippi in 1840, but disappeared after that census.

John M. Gowan changed his name to “Gowin,” and his descendants continue to use this spelling to this day. He died in Sylvarena in 1864.

Richard Gowan left Mississippi after the Civil War and became a prosperous cattleman in Navarro County, Texas where he died in 1890.

Alexander Gowan settled near Sallis in Attala County, Mis­sissippi.

Today, descendants of this family live in at least 40 states and several foreign countries with the largest numbers of descen­dants in North Carolina, Mississippi and Texas. On the first Saturday of even numbered years, descendants of all branches of this family gather in reunion in Kosciusko, Mississippi.

Children born to John Gowan, Jr. and Edith Faulk Gowan include:

Elias Gowan born about 1804
Garrett Gowan born about 1805
Meredith Gowan born about 1806
William Gowan born about 1807
Ada Gowan born about 1808
Jesse Gowan born about 1809
John Gowan born about 1810
Richard Asbury Gowan born about 1813
Alexander Gowan born about 1816

Elias Gowan, son of John Gowan, Jr. and Edith Faulk Gowan, was born about 1804 in Marion County, South Carolina.

Elias Gowan went to Decatur County, Georgia where he was successful in the Georgia gold lottery. Elias Gowan had become a widower about the time of his parents’ deaths, and he made the decision to return to Columbus County where he lived the rest of his life. He has an enormous list of descendants still living on and near the ancestral homeplace.

Garrett Gowan, son of John Gowan, Jr. and Edith Faulk Gowan, was born about 1805, probably in Marion County, South Carolina.

Garrett Gowan went to Horry County, South Carolina where he was elected sheriff in the 1840s. Garrett Gowan died in Horry County about 1845, after which his family returned to Columbus County.

Meredith Gowan, son of John Gowan and Edith Faulk Gowan, was born about 1806, probably in Marion County, South Carolina. About 1822, he set out alone for Mississippi and made his way to the settlement of Westville in Simpson County. There he met Nancy Powell, daughter of James Powell and Patience Powell. When he came calling, the Powells disapproved. When he asked for her hand in marriage, the Powells were appalled—she was only 14! But true love won out, and they were married.

Prior to 1830 Meredith Gowan moved his family to Copiah County, Mississippi where his household appeared in the 1830 census. His household and that of “William Goins,” regarded as his brother, were the only members of the family in Copiah County in 1830.

Meredith Gowan was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Copiah County:

“Gowan, Meredith white male 20-40
white female 10-20
white female 0-10
white male 0-10
white female 0-10
white male 0-10
white female 0-10
white male 40-60”

In the 1830 census she, the mother of five, was still under 20 years old!

It is believed that the “white male, 40-60” living in the house­hold of Meredith Gowan was his uncle, Hugh M. Gowan who had probably preceded him to Mississippi. Sometime after 1820, Hugh M. Gowan was a witness for Elizabeth Lott who relinquished her dower rights in nearby Marion County, Mississippi, according to Marion County Deed Book B, page 154.

Meredith Gowan moved his family to Simpson County, Mississippi. He died there in March l835, survived by “widow, Nancy, and children, James, Ann, Rose, John, Henry and Ebenezer Gowan,” according to “Mississippi Court Records, 1799‑1859” by Hendrix.

Nancy Powell Gowan was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Simpson County, page 219:

“Gowan, Nancy white female 20-30
white male 15-20
white male 10-15
white male 10-15
white male 5-10
white male 5-10
white female 0-5
white female 50-60”

The “white female, 50-60” is probably Patience Powell, the mother of Nancy Powell Gowan.

Nancy Gowan completed her role as executrix of the estate of Meredith Gowan in l848. A study of her file in Drawer 95, Case 4014, Simpson County records might reveal more genealogical data. She died there in 1855

Children born to Meredith Gowan and Nancy Powell Gowan include:

[daughter] born about 1825
James A. Gowan born January 26, 1826
Rose Gowan born about 1827
John C. Gowan born about 1828
Ann Gowan born about 1830
Ebenezer Jahue Gowan born about 1833
Henry Gowan born about l834
Thomas Robert Gowan born about 1838

A daughter, name unknown, was born to Meredith Gowan and Nancy Powell Gowan about 1825 in Mississippi. She was enumerated in the 1830 census of her father’s household as one of three daughters under 10.

James A. Gowan , second child of Meredith Gowan and Nancy Powell Gowan, was born in Copiah County, January 26, 1826. He removed with other members of his family to Navarro County, Texas. He became a dentist.

Dr. James A. Gowan of Navarro County, Texas received a deed from Lucy Ann Cullum of Navarro County on March 10, 1868 for 320 acres of land located 16 miles south and 10 miles west of Waco, Texas, according to McLennan County deed records, consideration for the land was $640.

On February 1, 1871 Dr. James A. Gowan bought 960 acres of land from the John Shackelford estate in Ellis and Navarro County Deed Book U, page 125. The trade was made with A. E. Shackelford at $1.05 per acre and totaled $1,008. On July 15, 1871 he transferred half of the land to C. P. Kerr, according to Ellis Couny Deed Book K, page 170, and on December 21, 1883 he transferred the remainder to him, according to Ellis County Deed Book 36, page 72.

James A. Gowan was married May 16, l871 to Louise Emily Powell, his first cousin, according to Navarro County Marriage Book A, page 364. She was the daughter of Henry W. Powell and Louise M. Benton Powell, who was born in Texas in 1855, 28 years after the birth of her husband.

On March 10, 1871, Louise Emma Powell Gowan had received a deed from her father, Henry W. Powell to 6 acres of land located one mile north of Corsicana, according to Navarro County Deed Book X, page 433.

For “300 gold dollars” Dr. James A. Gowan received a deed to Lot 13, Block 33, Corsicana, from Baker & Groesbeck October 2, 1871, according to Navarro County Deed Book V, page 457.

On May 18, 1872 he received a deed from J. C. Croom to 19 acres lying 3/4 mile north of Corsicana for $225, according to Navarro County Deed Book W, page 585.

Louise Emma Powell Gowan received a deed from Beall & Bro. December 4, 1872 to a drugstore, saloon and restaurant building located at the corner of Jefferson Street and Beaton Street in Corsicana for $1,920, according to Navarro County Deed Book Y, page 338.

Dr. James A. Gowan received a deed from C. P. Kerr of Navarro County on November 7, 1874 to Kerr’s one-half interest in the 960 acres they purchased on Chambers Creek lying in Navarro and Ellis Counties July 1, 1871, according to Navarro County Deed Book Z, page 505.

Dr. James A. Gowan gave a deed to his uncle, Richard Gowan to 480 acres of land located in Navarro and Ellis County, Texas, located on Chambers Creek. Consideration was $960 in gold, according to Navarro County Deed Book 26, page 15.

Dr James A. Gowan gave a warranty deed to Beal Bros. December 4, 1873 on 320 acres of land in Wise County, Texas, according to Wise County Deed Book A2/page 616.

Dr. James A. Gowan gave a warranty deed to T. J. Beall June 2, 1876 on 120 acres of land in Wise County, Texas, according to Wise County Deed Book N, page 86.

Dr. James A. Gowan went to court on October 20, 1879 to perfect his title to 120 acres of land in Cook County located on Callett’s Creek, 22 miles northwest from Alton Texas. The court decree giving ownership of the disputed title to him is recorded in Wise County Deed Book 5, page 403.

Dr. J. A. Gowan gave a warranty Deed to E. Gowan [believed to be his brother, Ebenezer G. Gowan] of Navarro County for 100 acres of land in Wise County for $200, according to Wise County Deed Book W, page 141.

On January 31, 1883 he provided a new deed to N. C. Read to replace one which had been lost to 100 acres in Wise County, according to Wise County Deed Book Z, page 595.

Dr. James A. Gowan and Louisa Emma Powell Gowan gave a deed to Houston & Texas Central Railroad Company November 30, 1875 to 6.5 acres located one mile north of Corsicanna for $950, according to Navarro County Deed Book 76, page 171.

Louisa Emma Powell Gowen for “$1.00 and the love I bear for my daughter” received the deed of a lot on Church Street, Corsicana from her father, Henry W. Powell June 29, 1876, according to Navarro County Deed Book 26, page 307. She and her husband conveyed the lot to E. H. Townsand January 30, 1877 for $272, according to Navarro County Deed Book 26, page 310.

The household of Dr. James A. Gowan, No. 3994412 was enumerated in the 1880 census of Navarro County, Texas in 1880 in Enumeration District 128, page 46, precinct 1, living on Beaton Street in Corsicana, Texas on June 11, 1880 as:

“Gowan, James A. 53, dentist born in MS, father
born in NC, mother .born
in NC, dentist
Lou E. 25, born in TX, father born in SC
mother born in TN,
disabled
Richard H. 8, born in TX, father born in MS
mother born in TX”

Two boarders, John F. McCommas and Drury B. Hood were shown living in the household of Dr. James A. Gowan. Dr. James A. Gowan died in Corsicana January 6, 1888, according to the “Ft. Worth Daily Gazette,” edition of January 8, 1888, page 4, column 4.

Emma Louise Powell Gowan continued to live in Corsicana. In the 1894-95 city directory, the 1902 edition and in the 1910 Corsicana city directory she was living at 206 East 4th Street with her son. In the 1911 edition the two were living at the same address. In 1913 they moved to 319 West 3rd Avenue. She continued to live there through 1926. In 1928 her address was shown as 418 North 13th Avenue. In the 1931 edition she was shown living at 625 North Commerce.

A legal case styled “Gowan vs. Oliver” which may have involved Dr James A. Gowan was moved from Navarro County to Galveston, Texas according to the “Dallas News”, page 1, column 4, in its March 1884 edition. The Texas Supreme Court in session at Galveston, Texas “took the case under advisement” and transferred it to Austin, Texas. The case was also mention in the “Dallas Herald,” page 6, Column 1 on July 3, 1884 in which it was stated that the Supreme Court refused a rehearing of the case.

Dr. James A Gowan died January 6, 1888, at the age of 62, at Corsicana, Texas. He was buried in Oakwood Cemetery.

Louise Emma Powell Gowan was enumerated in 1900 as the head of a household living at 206 Fourth Avenue, Corsicana, Enumeration District 99, page 24. The family as listed as:

“Gowan, Louise E. 43, born January 1856 in TX
Richard H. 26, born April 1874 in TX”

Children born to Dr. James A. Gowan and Louise Emma Powell Gowan include:

Richard Harry Gowan born in April 1874

Richard Harry Gowan, son of Dr. James A. Gowan and Louise Emma Powell Gowan, was born at Corsicana in April 1874, according to his 1900 census return. He was erroneously shown in his father’s household in the 1880 census as an eight-year-old. He appeared in the 1894-95 city directory of Corsicana as “Richard Henry Gowan.” He appeared at age 26 in the 1900 census of his mother’s household.

In the 1902 city directory of Corsicana he was listed as residing in the home of his mother at 206 E. 4th Avenue. He appeared in the 1906 edition of the Dallas, Texas city directory as a student rooming at 211 Royal Lane. He appeared in his mother’s household in the 1910, 1911 and 1913 editions of the Corsicana city directory. In the 1915 edition of the directory he was listed “in real estate,” living at 319 W. Third Avenue, the address of his mother.

Richard Harry Gowan died in 1918 unmarried at Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

Rose Gowan, daughter of Meredith Gowan and Nancy Powell Gowan, was born about 1827 in Copiah County. She was mentioned in the probate records of her father in 1848 in Simpson County, Mississippi.

John C. Gowan, fourth child of Meredith Gowan and his wife, Nancy, was born in Copiah County, about 1828. He was married about 1851 to Mary Patience Gibson, first child of Lewis C. Gibson and and Dolly Powell Gibson. Dolly Powell Gibson was a daughter of Rev. James Powell. Mary Patience Gibson was one of 14 children born to Lewis C. Gibson and Dolly Powell Gibson.

Irene Gibson, sister of Mary Patience Gibson, was married to Judge Thomas R. Gowan, brother to John C. Gowan.

Lewis C. Gibson, a carpenter, was born in 1815 in Darlington South Carolina. He was married second to Carolina S. Murray April 14, 1867 Rose Gowan, daughter of Meredith Gowan and Nancy Powell Gowan, was born about 1827 in Mississippi, and three additional children were born to this union. Lewis C. Gibson built a palatial home in Simpson County, Mississippi requiring three years to construct.

John C. Gowan was a storekeeper at Westville, Mississippi in Simpson County.

“John M. Gowan” held a public office in Mississippi in 1853 and 1854, according to the Mississippi Secretary of State Records, page 639, in the Mississippi State Archives at Jackson.

John C. Gowan was remarried about 1861, wife’s name Liddy, according to Phillip Alan Gowan. John C. Gowan died during the Civil War, and Liddy Gowan died about 1865. It is believed that John C. Gowan, Mary Patience Gibson Gowan and Liddy Gowan were buried in Gibson Cemetery located across the road from the residence of Lewis C. Gibson.

Children born to John C. Gowan and Mary Patience Gibson Gowan are believed to include:

Mary Gowan born about 1853
Susan Gowan born about 1855

Ann Gowan, believed to be the fifth child of Meredith Gowan and his wife, Nancy Powell Gowan, was born about 1830 in Copiah County. She was enumerated in her father’s household in the census of l830 as one of three daughters under 10. She was also mentioned in her father’s probate procedings in 1848. She appeared in the 1850 census of Simpson County, Mississippi.

Ebenezer Jahue Gowan , sixth child of Meredith Gowan and Nancy Powell Gowan, was born in Copiah County in January 1833, according to his 1900 census enumeration. About 1858 he was married in Smith County, Mississippi to Louisa E. Carr a native of Scott County, Mississippi and a daughter of Isaac Carr and Lucretia Coleman Carr. He appeared in the 1850 census of Simpson County, Mississippi. He was enumerated in Smith County, Mississippi in 1860 and 1870.

Corporal Ebenezer Jahue Gowan served in the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment in Companies D and G during the Civil War. Company G was organized March 15, 1862 as the Yancey Guards of Smith County. The Yancey Guards were incorporated into the 27th Infantry Regiment when it was organized in Columbus, Mississippi April 28, 1862.

He was captured in the Battle of Vicksburg on July 4, 1863 and was taken to Maryland as a prisoner-of-war. He was later paroled and returned to his home in Sylvarena, Mississippi. He continued there in farming until the reconstruction policies of the North made his residence there unbearable. In 1777 he removed with other members of his family to Navarro County, Texas. He was enumerated in the 1880 census of Ellis County, Texas, Enumeration District 49, page 65:

“Gowan, Ebenezer 40, born in MS, father born in
NC, mother born in NC,
farmer
Lousa 34, born in MS, father born in
MS, mother born in MS
Thomas 18, born in MS, father born in MS
mother born in MS, works on
farm
Meridy 16, born in MS, father born in
MS, mother born in MS,
Annie 13, born in MS, father born in
MS, mother born in MS
Rose 12, born in MS, father born in
MS, mother born in MS
Susan 8, born in MS, father born in
MS, mother born in MS
Asbury 5, born in MS, father born in
MS, mother born in MS
James 2, born in MS, father born in
MS, mother born in MS”

On December 1, 1881, “E. Gowan of Navarro County,” believed to be Ebenezer Jahue Gowan, received a warranty deed to 100 acres of land in Wise County, Texas from his brother, Dr. James A. Gowan for $100, according to Wise County Deed Book W, page 14. On December 20, 1881 “E. Gowan of Ellis County” gave a warranty deed to the property to J. A. & William Renshaw, according to Wise County Deed Book 2, page 129. Consideration again was $100.

On November 3, 1882, “E. Gowan of Navarro County” gave a warranty deed to N. C. Reed to 160 acres, according to Wise
County Deed Book 2, page 593. Dr. James A. Gowan and M. E. Kerr witnessed the transaction.

Ebenezer Jahue Gowan appeared as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Navarro County, Enumeration District 100, page 7, precinct 2:

Gowen, E. 67, born in MS in January 1833
Louisa 56, born in MS in 1844
James 21, born in TX in July 1878
Henry 18, born in TX in December 1881
Nettie 14, born in TX in March 1886
Eveline 12, born in TX in May 1888,
granddaughter
William 8, born in TX in March 1891,
grandson”

Ebenezer Jayue Gowan was engaged in farming in Navarro County at Blooming Grove and Hester communities until his death October 29, 1903. He died at age 71 of nephritis at Hester, according to Navarro County Death Book 1, page 18.
Ebenezer was a “small, thin man with a long white beard who refused ever to have his picture taken, according to “Gowan-Morley” by Phillip Allan Gowan.

He was buried at New Chatfield Cemetery in Navarro County. Louise Carr Gowan survived her husband until November 24, 1919 and was buried beside him.

Children born to Ebenezer Jahue Gowan and Louisa E. Carr Gowan include:

Albert G. Gowan born December 30, 1860
Thomas Isaac Gowan [twin] born March 7, 1862
[twin son] born March 7, 1862
Meredith Gowan born February 4, 1864
Nancy Roseanna Gowan born August 4, 1867
Rosa Altha Gowan born September 6, 1869
Susan C. Gowan born September 4, 1875
Richard Asbury Gowan born September 27, 1876
James Oliver Gowan born July 11, 1878
Henry Harrison Gowan born January 27, 1882
Nettie Loula Gowan born March 18, l886

Albert G. Gowan, first child of Ebenezer Jahue Gowan and Louisa E. Carr Gowan, was born December 30, 1860 at Sylvarena, Mississippi. He removed with his father’s family about 1877 to Blooming Grove.

On January 1, 1888, he was married to Miss S. Emma Beaubieu, age 15, of Navarro County who was born in 1873. In 1889 they received a deed to land located 17 miles northwest of Comanche, Texas, according to Comanche County Deed Book 28, page 250.

On December 17, 1789, they received a release from B. F. Clark on 40 acres of land, according to Comanche County Deed Book 28, page 252. On June 24, 1890, Albert G. Gowan and S. Emma Beaubieu Gowan “of DeLeon, Texas” sold the 40 acres to to J. W. Pittman for $165, according to Comanche County Deed Book 29, page 261.

On August 5, 1890 Albert G. Gowan received a deed to Lots 1, 3 and 4, Block 13 in DeLeon from Texas Central Railway Company, according to Comanche County Deed Book 41, pages 196-198. They sold Lot 4, Block 13 to J. T. Warren for $40, according to Comanche County Deed Book 41, page 195. They also gave a warranty deed to J. R. McAdams December 13, 1890, according to Comanche County Deed Book 41, page 199. In 1890 Albert G. Gowan was described as an “inventor and house builder.”

S. Emma Beaubieu Gowan died about the end of 1890, perhaps in childbirth. A son, unnamed, was born to her December 20, 1890 and died the same day.

Albert G. Goway was married second to Mrs. Naomi Lee Dossett Gill, probably in Shackelford County, Texas August 20, 1891. She was born in Kentucky in August 1869.

Albert G. Gowan purchased 99 acres of land from Mrs. S. F. Harbin, “a feme sole of Dublin, Texas,” according to Comanche CountyDeed Book 53, page 155. He paid $450 for the farm.

Albert G. Gowan appeared as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Comanche County, Enumeration District 27, page 11:

“Gowan, A. G. 40, born in MS in December
1860
Lee 30, born in KY in August 1869
Carrie 8, born in TX in July 1892
Victor 5, born in TX in September
1894
Benjamin 2, born in TX in June 1897”

Albert G. Gowan and NaomI Lee Dossett Gill gave a warranty deed to M. G. Gaines October 17, 1901 to the Harbin land, according to Comanche County Deed Book 53, page 156. He received an affidavit Aujgust 25, 1915 from Fleet Gill attesting to this transaction, according to Comanche County Deed Book 103, page 374.

About 1902, Albert G. Gowan removed to Eastland County, Texas where he resumed farming.

Albert G. Gowan gave a release to property in Dallas County, Texas to Henry Schaerdel January 14, 1927, according to Dallas County Deed Book 1420, page 59.

Albert G. Gowan died July 10, 1927 at Dallas, according to BVS File 22794. He was buried in the DeLeon Cemetery.

On January 20, 1939 Naomi Lee Dossett Gill Gowan sold a lot in Waxahachie, Texas to her son-in-law, Frank Sailing and his wife, Carrie Louise Gowan Sailing, according to Ellis County Deed Book 341, page 346. She gave them a release on the vendor’s lein February 19, 1942. At that time, she lived at 2201 Taft, Ft. Worth, Texas. By 1952, she had returned to Comanche, Texas.

She died September 21, 1959 in Dallas, according to BVS File 49000.

Children born to Albert G. Gowan and Naomi Lee Dossett Gill include:

Carrie Louise Gowan born July 4, 1892
Victor Thomas Gowan born September 2, 1894
Ben Cecil Gowan born June 21, 1897
Albert G. Gowan, Jr. born about 1898
Rufus James Gowan born October 11, 1900
Carr Gowan born July 22, 1903
Vyda Lee Gowen born May 2, 1905
Golder Gotch Gowan born July 7, 1907
Warren Gowan born September 3, 1909

Carrie Louise Gowan, daughter of Albert G. Gowan and Naomi Lee Dossett Gill, was born July 4, 1892, according to Comanche County Birth Book 20, page 434. She was married about 1910, husband’s, name Davis. Later she was remarried to DeWitt Travis.

Move this section below that of Meredith Gowan

William Gowan, son of John Gowan, Jr. and Edith Faulk Gowan, was born about 1807. He was enumerated in the 1830 census of Copiah County, along with his brother, Meredith Gowan. He was enumerated in the 1840 census of Mississippi, but disappeared after that census.

Ada Gowan, daughter of John Gowan, Jr. and Edith Faulk Gowan, was born about 1808. She was married about 1827, husband’s name Hill, and removed to Georgia. When Ada Gowan Hill’s husband died in Georgia, she brought her family to Sylvarena, Mississippi. Later she moved to Sallis, Mississippi and finally to Nacogdoches, Texas where she died in the 1860s.

Jesse Gowan, son of John Gowan, Jr. and Edith Faulk Gowan, was born about 1809. He was enumerated in the 1840 census in Mississippi.

John M. Gowan, son of John Gowan, Jr. and Edith Faulk Gowan, was born about 1810. He removed to Mississippi. He changed his name to “Gowin,” and his descendants continue to use this spelling to this day. He died in Sylvarena in 1864.

Richard Asbury Gowan, son of John Gowan, Jr. and Edith Faulk Gowan, was born about 1813. He removed to Mississippi. He left Mississippi after the Civil War and became a prosperous cattleman in Navarro County, Texas where he died in 1890.

Alexander Gowan, son of John Gowan, Jr. and Edith Faulk Gowan, was born about 1816. He settled in Attala County, Mississippi near Sallis, Mississippi.

Hugh M. Gowan, son of John Gowan and Nancy Gowan, was born about ……..

It is believed that the “white male, 40-60” living in the house­hold of Meredith Gowan was his uncle, Hugh M. Gowan who had probably preceded him to Mississippi. Sometime after 1820, Hugh M. Gowan was a witness for Elizabeth Lott who relinquished her dower rights in nearby Marion County, Mississippi, according to Marion County Deed Book B, page 154.

……………………………………ictor Thomas Gowan born September 2, 1894

Albert G. Gowan, Jr. born about 13nn
Ben Cecil Gowan born about 1901
Golder G. Gowan born about 1910
Roy Gowan born about 1912
Carrie L. Gowan born about 1915
Melvin Lawrence Gowan born about 1916

Agee M. Gowan, Jr. , believed to be the first child of Agee M. Gowan , was born about 1900 at Tupelo (Navarro County~ Texas. About 1920 he was married, wife’s name Parker. Nothing more is known of this couple or descendants.
Ben Cecil Gowan , second known child of Agce M. Gowan was born about 1903, probably at Eastland County, Texas. About 1913 he was married to Ruth Mabel Hayes . In April 1972 Ben Cecil Gowan was living at Corpus Christi, Texas.
Children born to 9en Cecil Gowan and Ruth Mabel Hayes 6Owan include:

Vyda Lee Gowan born March lS, 1919 at Eastland,Tx.
Golder G. Gowan , believed to be the third child of Agee M. Gowan and Lee Dossett Gill Gowan was born about 1910, probably in E~stland County, Texas. In April 1972 he was living in Dallas, Texas. Nothing more is known of this individual or descendants.

Roy Gowan , believed to be the fourth child of Agee M. Gowan and Lee Dossett Gill Gowan , was born about 1912. It is believed that this individual lived at 1427 West First Avenue, Corsicana, Texas [B72‑2357] in April, lg72.
T. A. Gowan, unidentified, also lived at Corsicana in April, 1972 at 312 ‘~est Park Avenue [a74‑‑50a6].
Carrie L. Gowan , believed to be thE fifth child of Agee M. Gowan and Lee Dossett Gill Gowan , was born about l91S, probably in Eastland County, Texas. She was married first to a man by the name of Tevis and second to a man by the name of Kersh. In ~pril 1972 Carrie L. Gowan Tevis Kersh lived at Corpus Christi, Texas.
Melvin Lawrence 6Owan believed to be the sixth child of Agee M. Gowan and Lee Dossett Gill Gowan was born about 1916, probably in Eastland County, Texas. He was married about 1935 to Hazle Dean Huddleston . Nothing more is known of Melvin Lawrence Gowan . Hazle Dean Huddleston Gowan or descendants.
Children born to them include:
Glenda Dean Gowan born January 9, 1937 in Eastland County
Other unidentified members of the familv who lived in Eastland County include: Alberta Gowan who married Hal Robert in 1920, according to Marria~e Book 9, page 469, Lera Gowan who married H. M. Iley in 1922, according to Marriage Book 10, page 387, Jimmie Gowan who married William Harris in 1939 according to Marriage ~ook 16, page 178, Pauline Gowan who married W. L. Tillery in 1944, according to Marriage ~ook 17, page ~ o Nell Gowan who married M. E~don Shipman in 1945, according to Book 17, page 192, and Doris Mari~ Gowan who married William Morrow in l9S9, according to Marriage

Book 20, page a4.
Will Gowan, unidentified, Ellis County, Texas was the father of a child born there January 31, 1919. Martha Gowan, unidentified, died in ~llis County April 16, 1942. James Gowan, Jr., unidentified, died in Ellis County, October 9, 1943.
Raymon L. Gowan, unidentified, lived in Corsicana at 1818 Beverly Drive West [872‑Z394] in Maroh 1972. His adopted daughter, Eeborah Lynn Gowan, ne Ellis, 1954, lived at the same address.

Thomas I. Gowan , second child of Ebenezer G. Gowan and Louisa Carr Gowan was born March 7, 1862 at Sylvarena, Smith County, Mississippi.
He removed with his father’s family about 1877 to Blooming Goove, Navarro County, Texas. On September 5, 1889 he was married to Willie A. Parker in Navarro County. He was married a secodd time, wife’s name Dora, also in Navarro County. He died there in the Hester Community on ~uly 27, 1931.
Children born to Thomas I. Gowan, Willie A. Parker Gowan and Dora Gowan include:

Thomas Agee Gowan born about 1890
Ida Gowan born about 1~95 first

Thomas Agee Gowan , ~ w~‑child of Thomas I. Gowan was born about 1890 in Navarro County, Texas. About 1920 he was married to Clara Jane Ford at Trinity, Texas. She died in 1965 and he died shortly afterwards.
Children born to Thomas Agee Gowan and Clara Jane Ford Gowan include:
David Earl Gowan born August 27, 1921
MA~ ~EL~ G ~ irJ l~rr ~
David Earl Gowan , ~ n child of Thomas Agee Gowan and Clara Jane Ford Gowan, was born Aggust 27, 1921 at Montfort, Navarro County, Texas. About 1946 he was married, wife’s name Margaret. In No­vember 1971 he operated a Texaco service station at Odessa, T~xas.
Ida Gowan, second known child of Tdomas I. Gowan was born about 1895 in Navarro County, Texas. About 1920 she was married, husband’s name Lewis. In November 1971 Ida Gowan Lewis lived zt Odessa, Texas, and had a collection of ~owan family records, according to her nephew, David Earl Gowan
Unidentified members of the family in Odessa are George Gowan who lived there in June 1970 and Charles Gowan who die~ there June 9, 1970.

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Mary Nell Gowan, believed to be the second child of Thomas Agee Gowan and Clara Jane Ford Gowan, was born April 19, 1924 in Eastland County. Nothing more is known of this individual or descendants.

Meredith Gowan, third child of Ebenezer G. Gowan and Louise Carr ~owan and a namesake of his grandfather, Meredith Gow~n was born February 4, 1864 at Sylvarene, Smith County, Mississippi.
He removed with hi~ father’s family about 1877 to ~looming Grove, Navarro County, Texas. One June 3, 1886 he was married to Anna Adelina Pickering probably in Navarro County. On December 22, 1894 he was married again to Alice L. Morley, the daughter of Stephen K. Morley in Georgetown, Texas.

Meredith Gowan farmed in Eastland County, Texas for several
years before his death theee at Ranger, Texas on September 13, 1937. Alice

L. Morley Gowan survived her husband until May 14, 1946, age71.

At the time of her death she lived at 200 Plummer Street. She was buried in

Eastland Cemetery.

Children born to Meredith Gowan and Anna Adelina Pickering

~se Gowan are unknown.

Children born to Meredith Gowan and Alice L. Morley Gowan

include:

Leslie Morley Gowan born October 18, 1396

Elaine Gowan born September 19, 1397

daughter, unnamed born in 1399

Emma Louise Gowan born January 10, 1901

Mar~aret Gowan born February 14, 1903

Erma Pauline Gowan born June 2a, 1907

Edward Wood Gowan born March 4, 1905

Theodore Phillip Gowan born September 24, 1910

Ormand Gowan born September 20, 1912

Geneva Gowan born March 18, 1914

Stephen K. Gowan born April 17, 1916

Jimmie Katherine Gowan born May 9, lglB

Leslie Morley~ Gowan , first son of Meredith Gowan and

Alice L. Morley Gowan was born October 18, 1896 at Chatfield,

Navarro County, Texas.

On September 16, 1925 he was married to Arzella Davis in

Navarro County. Nothing more is known of Leslie Morley ~owan a~d

Arzella Davis Gowan or descendants.

Elaine Gowan, second child of Meredith Gowan and

Alice L. Morley Gowan was born September 19, 1397 at Chatfiel~,

Navarro County, Texas. On June 24, 1916 she was married to Robert Lee
388 Jones in Navarro County, Texas. Nothing more is known of Robert Lee Jones, Elaine Gowan Jones or descendants.
The third child of Meredith Gowan and Alice L. Morley Gowan was an unnamed daughter who died in infancy.
Emma Louise Gowan, fourth child of Meredith Gowan and and Alice L. Morley Gowan was born January 10, 1901 at Chatfield, Navarro County, Texas. On March 9, 1920 she was married to Frank Ford Seton in Navarro County. Nothing more is known of Frank Ford Seton Emma Louise Gowan ~eton or descendants.
Margaret Gowan, fifth child of Meredith Gowan and Alice Morley Gowan was born February 14, 1903 at Chatfield, Navarro County, Texas One June 4, 1928 she was married to Charles ~. Vess in Navarro County, Texas. Nothing more is known of Charles B. Vess Margaret Gowan Vess orx descendants.
Erma Pauline Gowan, sixth child of Meredith Gowan and Alice L. Morley Gowan was born March 4, 1905 at Chatfield, Navarro County, Texas~ On Nov~mber 27, 1924 she was married to Clyde M. Kelly in Navarro County, Nothing more is known of Clyde M. Kelly, Erma Pauline Gowan Kelly or descendants.

Edward Wood Gowan, seventh child of Meredith Gowan and Alice L. Morley Gowan, was born June 28, 1907 at Chatfield, Navarro County, Texas. On October 24, 1936 he was married to Leta Hazel Glad~ Cockerell in Navarro County. Edward Wood Gowan died December 26, 1995, according to Phillip Alan Gowan, a nephew. Children born to Edward Wood Gowan and Leta Hazel Gladys Cockerell Gowan are unknown.

Theodore Phillip Gowan, eighth child of Meredith Gowan and Alice Lo Morley Gowan was born September 24, 1910 at Chatfield, Navarro County, Texas. He was married first about 1933 to Willie Brown English. He was married second to Julia Thedia Morris at Corsicana, Texas. She was born November 1, 1920 in Bazette, Texas.

In September 1972 Theodore Phillip Gowan lived at 102 North 3rd Street in Corsicana where he operated a plumbing business.

Julia Thedia Morris died at Corsicana August 22, 1997 of a brain tumor. She was buried beside her husband in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery near Retreat, Texas. She was survived by her son, Phillip Alan Gowan, a brother Jack H. Morris of Corsicana, sisters-in-law Myrta Morris of Garland, Texas and Mrs. Roy Baggs of Corsicana.

Children born to Theodore Phillip Gowan and Julia Thedia Morris Gowan include:

Phillip Alan Gowan born October 17, 1952

Phillip Alan Gowan, son of Theodore Phillip Gowan and Julia Thedia Morris Gowan, was born October 17, 1952 at Corsidana. He was graduated from Corsicana High School in 1971 and was a freshman in Corsicana Junior College in September 1972. He made a study of the history of his branch of the family, doing intensive genealogical research and correspondence, and has supplied most of the data used in this section.

In 1997 he lived at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where he was a telephone company executive.

OrmandGowan, ninth child of Meredith Gowan and Alice L. Morley Gowan was born September 20, 1912 at Chatfield, Navarro County, Texas. He was married first about 1935, wife’s name unknown. He was mariied second about 1940, wife’s name Carmen. Nothing more is known of Ormand Gpwan, Earmen Gowan, or descendants.
Geneva Gowan, tenth child of Meredith Gowan and Alice L. Morley Gowan was born March 18, 1914 at Chatfield, Navarro County, Texas. On July 14, 1934 she was married to George Finley in Stephens County, Texas. Nothing more is known of George Finley Geneva Gowan Finley or descendants.
Stephen K. Gow~n, eleventh child of Meredith Gowan and Alice K L. Morley Gowan was born April 17, 1916 at Chatfielc, Navarro County, Texas. He was married first in 1937 to Pauli~e Grace . He was married second to Elizabeth von der Lieth on July 8, 1945 in Navarro County, Texas. Nothing more is known of Stephen K. Gowan , Pauline Grace Gowan or Elizabeth von der Lieth or descendants.
Jimmie Katherine Gowan, twelfth child of Meredith Gowan and Alice L. Morley Gowan, was born May 9, l91B at Chatfield, Navarro County, Texas. She was married first to ~ill Harris 390. about 1939. Jimmie Katherine Gowan Harris was married second toRoy ~oggs Novmmber 7, 1942 in Limestone County, Texas. Nothin~ more is known of Roy ~oggs, Jimmie Katherine Gowan Harris Bo~gs or descendants.

Ann~ Gowan, fourth chiid of Ebenezer G. Gowan and Louise Carr Gowan, was born August 4, 1867 in Sylvarena, Smith County, Mississippi.
She was married about 1889 to Noah Douglass. Later the couple lived in Lawton, Oklahoma where she died, date unknown.
Children born to Noah Douglass and Ann Gowan Douglass are unknown.
Ross Altha Gowan, fifth child of Ebenezer G. Gowan and Louise Carr Gowan was born about la70 in Smith County, Miss­ississippi. On January 21, la91 she was married to Lee Mathis in Navarro County, Texas. She died March 15, 1917 and was buried at Sands Chapel in Navarro County. Children born to Lee Mathis and Rose Altha Gowan Mathis are unknown.
5usan C. Gowan, sixth child of Ebenezer G. Gowan and Louise Carr Gowan was born Septmmber 4, 1875 at Sylvarena, Smith County, Mississippi. On October 26, 1892 she was married to Christopher Larene Thomas in Navarro County, Texas. She died October 15, 1924 at Ennis, Texas. Children born to Christopher Larene Thomas and Susan C. Gowan are unknown.
Richard Asbury Gowan, seventh child of Ebenezer G. Gowan Louise Carr 60wan, was born September 27, 1876 at Sylvarena, Smith County, Mississippi. About 1900 he removed to East­land County, Texas alon~ with his brothers. There he was married to Mary Ella Westmoreland, the daughter of J. P. Westmoreland and Jargie Martindale Westmoreland on Novmmber 17, 1901. lary Ella Westmoreland Gowan was born December 1, 1883 in Arkansas.
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Richard Asbury Gowan was a farmer in Eastland County, until his death December 14, 1960, at a~e B4. He was buried at Oaklawn Cemetery, Gorman, Texas.
Mary Ella Westmoreland Gowan died February 24, 1965 from in­juries received in a fall as a result of a stove explosion in her home.
Children born to Richard Asbury Gowan and Mary Ella Westmoreland Gowan include:
Zetta Marie Gowan born May 25, 1905
Floyd Gowan born June 14, l90B
Zetta Marie Gowan, believed to be the first child of ~ichard Asbury Gowan and Mary Ella Westmoreland Gowan was born May 25, 1905 in Eastland County, Texas In 1925 she was married to Drville ~attenfield in Eastland County, according to Marriage Book 11, page 446. Nothing more is known of Orville ~attenfield, Zetta Mar~e Gowan or descendants.
Floyd Gowan, believed to be the second child of Richard Asbury Gowan and 0ary Ella Westmoreland Gowan was born June 14, l90a in Eastland County, Texas. In 1926 he was married to Lyda Adcock. In Eastland County, according to Marriage ~ook 12, page 238. Nothing more is known of Floyd Gowan and Lyda Adcock Gowan or descendants.
Audrey Viola Gowan, unidentified, was married to William R. Faubas in 1935 in Eastland County, Texas, according to Marriage Book 14, page 351, and in 1942 Audrey Viola Gowan Faubas was married second to Eugene Pullin ~X in Eastland County, according to ~ook 15, page 464.
James Uliver Gowan, eighth child of Ebenezer G. Gowan and Louise Carr Gowan, was born June 11, lB7B at ~looming Grove Navarro County, Texas. He was married first to Mattie Davis December 22, 1901 in Navarro County. He was married second to Mattie

Inez Griffin, daughter of‑Sam Griffin and Fannie Powell
392 Griffin on March 3, 1907, according to Eastland County Marriage ~ook 5, page 22. Mattie ~nez Griffin was born August lB, 1872.

James Oliver Gowan was a farmer near Gorman, Texas throughout his lifetime. He died there at age B9 on August 23, 1967 and was buried at Oaklawn Cemetery. Mattie Inez Griffin Gowan died there July 24, 1957, age as, at the home of Jim Johnson her son‑in‑lww.

Children born to James Oliver Gowan, Mattie Davis Gowan and Mattie Inez Griffin Gowan are unknown.

One daughter, Willie Gowan was married to Jim Johnson August 22, 1919 at the First Baptist Church in Carbon, Texas. ~othing more is known of the de­scendants of Willie Gowan Johnson.

Henry H. Gowan ninth ghild of Ebenezer G. Gowan and Louise Carr Gowan was born January 27, 1882 at Hester, Navarro County, Texas. About 1905 he was married to Clara Pearl Box and lived at Lawton, Oklahoma until his death May 17, 1937. Children born to Henry H. Gowan and Clara Pearl ~ox Gowan are unknown, however Lawton residents in June 1972 included Daryl Gowan, Cameron College [357‑3724]; Captain James F. Gowan; Ernest Gowan; and V. T. Gowan, 311 North 5th Street [353‑8871].
Nettie Loula Gowan, tenth child of Ebenezer G. Gowan and Louise Carr Gowan was born March 18, 1886 at Hester, Navarro County, Texas March 18, 1886. She was married July 3, 1904 to Jonathan B. Evans in Navarro County. Nothing more is koown of Jonathan ~. Evans, Nettie Loula Gowan Evans or descendants.

H~nry Gowan, believed to be the seventh child of Meredith Gowan and his wife, Nancy, was born about 1834 in Cppiah or Simpson County, Mississippi. He appeared in the 1850 census of Simpson County, Mississippi. Nothing more is known of this individual.

Thomas Robert Gowan, believed to he the eighth child of Meredith
393. Gowan and his wife, Nancy, was born about 183~ in Copiah or Simp­son County, Mississippi. He died at a young age in Simpson County, ac­cording to Phillip Allan Gowan. 5ince he was mot mentioned in his father’s probate procedings, he may not have been born prior to his father’s death.
However, a T. R. Gowan later appeared as a public official in Mississippi, I holding various officis in the state government from lB53 to 1895. Sev­eral references are made to him in the Mississippi State Archives records: page 249, 250, 3S3, Secretary of State file 18S3‑57; page 9, Secretary of State Register of Commissions, 1871‑lB74; page 278, Secretary of State Register of Commissions, 1878‑lB81; page 302, Secretary of State Register of Commissions, 1887‑1891; and page 295 Secretary of State Register of Commissions 1892‑1~95. T. R. Gowan was chancellor of the 17th District in Mississippi in lB70 and 1874.
Contemporary with T. R. Gowan was William Gowan, also unidentified, who was granted a license by the state of Mississippi to operate a saloon in Corinth, Mississippi in March, 1868.

Ada, Gowan, believed to be second child of John Gowan was born about 1807, probably in North Carolina. She was married about 1827, husband’s name Hill, and shortly afterwards accompanied the family of ~f brother, Meredith Gowan to Mississippi. She later appeared in the 1850 census of Smith County, Mississippi, according to Phillip Alan Gowan. Nothing more is known of Ada Gowan ~ill or descendants.
John Gowan, believed to be the third child of John Gowan was born about lB10 probably in North ~arolina or South Carolina. About 1835 he removed with other members of the family to Copiah County, Miss­issippi. Later he lived in Smith County, Mississippi.

About 1845 he was married to Mariah Peacock, a sister of 5usan
393. 60wan and his wife, Nancy, was born about lB3~ in Copiah or Simp­son County, Mississippi. He died at a young age in Simpson County, ac­cording to Phillip Allan Gowan. Since he was mot mentioned in his father’s probate procedings, he may not have been born prior to his father’s death.
However, a T. R. Gowan later appeared as a public official in Mississippi, I holding various officis in the state government from lB53 to 1895. Sev­eral references are made to him in the Mississippi State Archives records: page 249, 250, 353, Secretary of State file 18S3‑57; page 9, Secretary of State Register of Commissions, 1871‑lB74; page 278, Secretary of State Register of Commissions, 1878‑1~81; page 302, Secretary of State Re~ister of Commissions, 1887‑1891; and page 295 Secretary of State Register of Commissions 1892‑1~95. T. R. Gowan was chancellor of the 17th District in Mississippi in lB70 and 1874.
Contemporary with T. R. Gowan was William Gowan, also unidentified, who was granted a license by the state of Mississippi to operate a saloon in Corinth, Mississippi in March, 1868.

Ada, Gowan, believed to be second child of John Gowan was born about 1807, probaoly in North Carolina. She was married about 1~27, husband’s name Hill, and shortly afterwards accompanied the family of h~ brother, Meredith Gowan to Mississippi. She later appeared in the 1850 census of Smith County, Mississippi, according to Phillip Alan Gowan. Nothing more is known of Ada Gowan Hill or descendants.
John Gowan tG5/2.3), believed to be the third child of John Gowan was born about lB10 probably in North Carolina or South Carolina. About 1835 he removed with other members of the family to Copiah County, Miss­issippi. Later he lived in Smith County, Mississippi.

About 1545 he was married to Mariah Peacock, a sister of 5usan
394.
About 1845 he was married to Mariah Peacock, a sister of Susan Peacock who married Richard Gowan.
Children born to John Gowan and Mariah Peacock Gowan ~P5/1.2)
include:
Catharine Gowan born about 1841
Albert Gowan born about 18~6
Cornelia “Pinky” Gowan born about 1854
Ida Gowan born about 1858
Jesse Gowan born about 1860
Catharine Gowan, first known child of John Gowan and Maria Peacock Gowan, was born about 1841 in Smith County, Mississippi. About 1866 she was married to Darius Welch. Of Darius Welch and Catharine Gowan Welch and descendants nothing more is known.
Albert Gowan, second known child of John Gowan and Maria Peacock Gowan, was born about 1846 in Smith County, Mississ­ippi. He died as a child.
Cornelia “Pinky” Gowan, third known child of John Gowan and Maria Peacock Gowan, was born about 1854 in Smith County, Mississippi. She appeared in the 1860 and 1870 census reports of Smith County. Nothing more is known of this individual.
Ida Gowan, fourth known child of
John Gowan and Maria Peacock Gowan, was born about 1858 in 5mith County, Mississippi. Shje died between 1870 and 1880 unmarxie~.
Jesse Gowan, fifth known child of John Gowan and Maria Peacock Gowan, was born about 1860 in Smith County, Miss­issippi. About 1888 he was married in Clay County, Texas, wife’s name Elliott. Nothing more is known of this individual. Children born to Jesse Gowan include:
39 5 , Boyd Gowan born about 1894
Boyd Gowan, only known child of Jesse Gowan was born in Clay County, Texas about lB94 and in 1972 continued to make his resi­dence in Bellevue, Texas. Nothing more is known of this individual or descendants.

Richard Asbury Gowan, son of John Gowan, was born about 1812 in North Carolina. About 1835, he removed with other members of his family to Simpson County, Mississippi. Later he lived in Smith County, Mississippi . About 1839, he was mar­ried in Simpson County to Susan Peacock, a native of Louisiana, according to “History of North & West Texas” published in 1906 by Capt. B. Paddock. She was a sister to Mariah Peacock who was mar­ried to John Gowan, brother to Richard Gowan.

Richard Asbury Gowan “had peculiar business ability and tire­less en­ergy and soon became one of the wealthiest planters of Smith County, owning many slaves and having a large amount of land and other property,” accord­ing to Capt. Paddock. The history further states that he was primarily interested in the breeding of blooded livestock.

The family of Richard Asbury Gowan and Susan Peacock Gowan was enumerated in the 1850 and 1860 census of Smith County, Mis­sissippi. Richard Asbury Gowan lost all of his wealth during the Civil War and elected to “start over” in Navarro County, Texas, moving there about 1866.

Richard Asbury Gowen was enumerated in Navarro County in 1870 as the head of a household:

“Gowan, Richard A. 58, born in NC, farmer
Peacock 50, born in LA, wife
Richard 14, born in MS
John 11, born in MS
Alice 9, born in MS
Melissa 5, born in MS
Hollingsworth, D. Y. 45, born in SC, farmer”

Richard Asbury Gowan died in Navarro County in 1890 at age 77. Susan Peacock Gowan died there at age 83 in 1903.

Children born to Richard Asbury Gowan and Susan Peacock Gowan in­clude:

Matilda “Tillie” Gowan born December 18, 1840
Samantha Gowan born about 1844
Garrett Hubert Gowan born March 29, 1845
William Gowan born about 1847
Terry Gowan born about 1850
Richard R. Gowan born about 1856
John W. Gowan born about 1859
Alice Gowan born about 1861
Melissa [Mississippi?] Gowan born about 1865

Matilda “Tillie” Gowan, first child of Richard Gowan and Susan Peacock Gowan, was born December 18, 1840 in Smith County, Mississippi. She accompanied her father’s family in the move to Navarro County, Texas and there was married to John Young February 2, 1860 at the age of 19. The couple made its residence in the Blooming Grove community. She died in Navarro County August 20, 1908 at the age of 67.

Children born to John Young and Matilda “Tillie” Gowan Young include:

Mary Young born August 31, 1867

Mary Young, daughter of John Young and Matilda “Tillie” Gowan Young, was born in Navarro County August 31, 1867. She was married September 3, 1889 to John Dabney Cunningham, according to Col. John D. Cunningham, a great-grandson of Manassas, Virginia in a message dated February 27, 1999. Mary Young Cunningham died September 28, 1927.

Samantha Gowan, second child of Richard Gowan and Susan Peacock Gowan, was born about 1844 in Smith County, Miss­issippi. She was still living at home when her father elected to make a new start in Navarro County, Texas. Thcre, about 1868, she was married to G. W. Thomason. She was deceased prior to 1927. Nothing more is known of G. W. Thomason, Samantha Gowan Thomason or descendants.
Garrett Hubert Gowan, third child of Richard Gowan and Susan Peacock Gowan )P4/1.1), was born March 29, 1845 in Smith County, Mississippi. He was a namesake of the family of his great‑grandmother. He appeared in the 1850 and 1860 census reports of that county.
Much biographical material is presented on this individual in “History of North ~ We$t Texas” from which the following is taken:
“~ was a student of Sylvareno Academy in his native county when t~e
war If the rebellion came on, was amon~ the first to enlist there at|the
397. ag~ of 16 and left the county w~h the first company it furnished 1~ the Co~federate army. His was Company H, Sixteenth Infantry, under Cc~tain W.IH. Hardy, Colonel Posey’s regiment, Trimmell’s brigade and, lat~r, in Ja~kson’s brigade and Longstreet’s corps. He went with his compan~ into Vi~ginia, reaching the front just after the first battle of Manass~s. He wa~ detailed there, being so young and immature, on provost guard iuty under Major Payne at Warrenton for six months and then rejoined hi~ com­pany in the valley of Virginia, where under Jackson’s command, the| were engaged in the battle at Cross Keys. The seven days’ fight follow|d and inlthe desperate battle of Malvern Hill he also participated. Whil~e the ar~y was resting up from its hard work Mr. Gowan was discharged fror the arly on an order from the War Department issued in pursuance of an lact oflthe Confederate Congress for the discharge of all soldiers underl18 ye~rs of ags. He remained at home for ten months and having then r~ached th~ required enlistment age, he returned to Virginia and resumed hi~ place in his old company. His first regular engagement after his return ~as at !~pottsylvania Court House, during which he received a severe wou~d in |the leg and was sent to the hospital for treatment. He soon recovered anl, six months later, in a battle on the Weldon and Petersburg RaiLroad in|North Carolina, was taken prisoner and sent to Point Lookout, Marlyland whlre he wa ~ oled the ensuing winter.
He made his home trip by boat and soon thereafter became a member of a~company of the Home Guard and remained out of active service durin~ the relmainder of the war. The work of his father~s farm occupied him th~ r~mainder of his stay in Missi~sippi and early in the year followinglthe d~claration of peace he took the step which established him in Texas a~d identified him with the west
~ay 16, 1866 Mr. 60wan married Mary E. Lyles, a daughter of John T|

Ly~es, a prominent merchant, farmer and man‑of‑affairs, who served w:th dis ~nction during the war in the Twenty‑seventh Mississippi Infantr~; anc wh ~ ied in 1~74, from the effects of a terrible wound in the neck
39 ~ . r ~eived during the Vicksburg siege the day before the surrender~ He was of a family prominent in the state, had creditably filled public~,office i~ Noxubee and Smith Counties, Mississippi, and was universally el teemed. H~s brother, Dr. W. D. Lyles, was surgeon general in the Confeder~te Army a~d was a conspicuous figure in his profession. The wife of JohnlThorp L~les, whose maiden name was Julia A. Davis, was noted not only f~r her alttractive personality and numerous accomplishments, but was dist|nguished by her marked intellectuality, charm of manner and yifted conversalltional pcwers.~
“Mr. and Mrs. Gowan were married of the 16th of Mayat Raleigh, ~ississ­ippi)and on the 20th of the month, having heard of the bett~r opportunities offered in the west, and especially in the newer state of Texas, and being o enterprising and adventurous dispositmon, they determined to remove hither~ and, by rail, departed from Lake s,’ation,lor Vicksburg. [Upon their arrival in Vicksburg they stayed in the S. S. Prentiss Hotel iJntil the Steamboat “Madam Ruth arrived to take them to Little Rock, Arkansas where they joined a sister of Garrett Hubert Gowan, unidentified, and her busband for theremainder of the trip to Texas.] On the Madam Ruth they steamed to Napoleon, Arkansas, and the “Linnie Drown” took thbm on up the Arkansas River to Little Rock. ~rriving there they were only entering the really difficult stage of their journey. Mr. Gowan be~an his repaaration for the overland trip by buying a good yoke of steers and one of the old Illinois wagons and laying in a supply of st!uff for their commissary started bravely forth. ~lessed by favoragie cqnditions and delayed by no untoward incident, he made his tiresome way t~ Milford, Ellis County, Texas, where they halted with a relative, Gqorge Da~is, and there put forth his f~rst act as a citizen of the Lone Star St~te.
‘IShortly after reaching Ellis county he purchased of Mr. Davis the ‘|UD” bra~d of cattle, which the latter had acquired about the beginning of ~he
399. wa~ and had taken no account of them and their increase during al~ that epcch. He paid for them in gold and began a rounding‑up process wlhich resul in~his finding some six hundred head scattered over a wide territory. Be­fo|r he had really finished his round‑up he began the business o~ d~iving b~nches of them to the New Orleans market and it was while so empl~yed in 1~67‑6a that cattlemen from Kansas and Missouri came down, bought ~attle iI the southern part of the state and drove them north, on their w~y out p~cking up all unguarded animals they could possibly mix with thei~ her~, ald by this system of robbery Mr. Gowan was practically “stolen outll.” It w~s on this account mainly that he decided to seek another locationl. He f~rst moved to Navarro County where he was a ranchman for nearly fi~e yeiars. [Here he built the first wire fence in Navarro County. Mary Eliza L~les Gowan [L4/1.1~ taught the first school organized at Dresden, ~exas in’ Navarro County. They appeared in the 1870 census of Navarro Cou~ty.]
“Energetic and industrious, he was prospering reasonably well wher the opening of those lands to settlemtnt caused an influx of immigration which treatened the curtailment of the cattle range and caused him tb think of removal. He decided to locate at Eufala, Indian Territory ~nd transferred all his interest there, [nine miles north on the North C~nad­ian River] but after four and one‑half years again came to Texas and;in lB76 found himself beginning his long residence in Clay County. Ret~rning here, he bought a quarter section of land on East Fork, the site of o~d Caimp Wichita, a post erected for the protection of the settlers from hms­tile Indians and occupied by a company of Rangers commanded by Captain Ik~ard. When the post was abandoned and preparation was being made to open the land to settlement, this locality was surveyed by Colonel WiL­liam Howett and Dr. Eldridge. Then began a wild scramble for cattle ll ra~ge, small farmers, or “nester,” were bought out and wild lands secu~ed.
M~. Gowan devoted himself almost entirely to the handling of stock, ~n whic~ he could rightly claim to be an expert. ~y wise management he ~ ad‑
uall~ increased his holdings, buying up adjoining lands until his real holdings amounted to a princely estate. He was the first to intr~duce wire fences for pastures and thereby keep his cattle in and stran3e cattle out ~f his here. In proof of the success, the result of his unremitting care, and almost faultless system of business it may be stated t~at in 1901, desiring to shift much of his responsioilities to younger ~houlders, he divided among his children his a~ooo‑acre ranch, fence~, cros$‑fenced and supplied with tenements and bas since amused himself with hi little stock ranch of aoo acres within a mile of Henrietta. He has her a ranth‑farm stock with sheep, cattle, hogs and horses and in 1891 when he begcme interested up here, erected a nine‑room brick residence, he only one of ~i its kind in Clay County, and here he and his estimable wife are 3urrounded with all the necessities to make life comfortable and enjo~able.”
In i~ the 1920’s the couple retired and moved to Ft. Worth, Texas
where they lived at 2300 Sixth Street. Garrett Hubert Gowan, Sr.

died there in March 1930.

Children born to Garrett Hubert Gowan, Sr. and Mary Eliza

Liles Gowan include:

Teedo Gowan born ~bout 1867
Robert Sherwood Gowan born August 8, 1869
~ichard Thorp Gowan born December 2, 1873
Maggie Gowan born about 1877
Susan &owan born about 1881
Mary Gowan born about 1886
Garrett Hubert Gowan, Jr. born about 1892
Eddie Gowan born about 1895

Teedo Gowan, first child of Garrett Hubert Gowan, Sr. and Mary Eliza Liles Gowan, was born about 1867 at Milford, Texas. About 1898 she was married to M. L. Putty of Henrietta,

uall~ increased his holdings, buying up adjoining lands until his real holdings amounted to a princely estate. He was the first to intr~duce wire fences for pastures and thereby keep his cattle in and stran3e cattle out ~f his here. In proof of the success, the result of his unremitting care, and almost faultless system of business it may be stated t~at in 1901, desiring to shift much of his responsibilities to younger $houlders, he divided among his children his 8,000‑acre ranch, fenced, cros~‑fenced and supplied with tenements and bas since amused himself with hi little stock ranch of 800 acres within a mile of Henrietta. He has her a ranth‑farm stock with sheep, cattle, hogs and horses and in 1891 when he begcme interestet up here, erected a nine‑room brick resioence, he only one of ~i its kind in Clay County, and here he and his estimable wife are 3urrounded with all the necessities to make life comfortable and enJo~able.”
In ~ the 1920’s the couple retired and moved to Ft. Worth, Texas where they lived at 2300 Sixth Street. 5arrett Hubert Gowan, Sr. died there in March 1930.
Children born to Garrett Hubert Gowan, Sr. and Mary Eliza Liles Gowan include:

Teedo Gowan born ~bout 1~67
Robert Sherwood Gowan born August 8, 1869
Richard Thorp Gowan born December 2, 1873
Maggie Gowan born about 1877
Susan &owan born about 1881
Mary Gowan born abou~ 1886
Garrett Hubert Gowan, Jr. born about 1892
Eddie Gowan born about 1895

Teedo Gowan, first child of Garrett Hubert Gowan, Sr. and Mary Eliza Liles Gowan, was born about 1867 at ~ilford, Texas. About 1893 she was married to M. L. Putty of Henrietta, Texas. Children born to M. L. Putty and Teedo Gowan Putty include:

Rose Putty born about 1900
Gowan Putty born about 1902
Cecil Putty born about 1905
Malcomb Putty born about 1908

Rob ett Sherwood Gowan, second child of Garrett Hubert Gowan and Mary Eliza Liles Gowan was born Aggust 8, 1869 in Navarro County, Texas. Two years later his father moved his fa~ily to Eufala, Indian Territory, and in 1876 moved again to Clay County, Texas.
Robert Sherwood Gowan inherited 1,819 acres of ranchland from his father and he owned a home in the village of ~ellevue, Texas.
Robert Sherwood Gowan was educated at Methodist College at Georgetown, Texas and Mahanls ~usiness College at Sherman, Texas.
On October 15, 1891 he was married to Hettie Harbison, a daughter of S. ~. Harbison and M. E. Smith Harbison who in 1905 lived at Hereford, Texas. Hettie Harbison Gowan was born October 17, 1872.
Children born to Robert Sherwood Gowan and Hettie Harbison
Gnwan include:

Clifton ~rentz Gowan born September 17, 1892
Robert Elmer Gowan born March 14, 1396
Lewis Buford Gowan born December 22, 1598
Edna May Gowan born November 1, 1900
Frances Josephine Gowan born February 23, 19054
Edd Gowan born about 1907

Clifton ~rentz Gowan, fi~st child of Robert Sherwood Gowan and Hettie Harbison Gowan, was born September 17, 1~92 in Clay County, Texas. Nothing more is known of this individual or de­scendants.

Robert Elmer Gowan, second child of Robert Sherwood Gowan and Hattie Harbison Gowan was born March 14, 1696 in Clay County, Texas. Nothing more is known of thi~ individual or descen­dants.
Lewis Buford Gowan, third child of Robert Sherwood Gowan and Hattie Harbison Gowan was born December 22, 1898 in Clay County, Texas. Nothing more is known of this individual or descen­dants.
Edna May ~owan, fourth child of Robert Sherwood Gowan and Hettie Harbison Gowan, was born November 1, 1900 in Clay County, Texas. Nothing more is known of this individual or descendants.
Frances Josephine Gowan, fifth child of Robert Sherwood Gowan and Hettie Harbison Gowan was born February 23, 1904 in Clay County, Texas. Nothing more is known of this individual or descendants.
Edd Gowan, sixth child of ~obert Sherwood Gowan and Hettie Harbison Gowan was born about 1907 in Clay County, Texas. In May 1972 he was living at 3004 Speedway, Wichita Falls, Texas [766‑1549.] An Eddie Gowan, believed to be a son of Edd Gowan li~ed at 900 Chance in Wichita Falls [766‑1289.~
Richar~ Thorp Gowan, third child of Garrett Hubert Gowan and Mary Eliza Liles Gowan, was bnrn December 2, 1873, on the North Canadian River, nine miles from Eufala, Indian Territory.
In October lB76 he was brought to Clay County to his new home on the East Fork of the Little Wichita River. He attended school at ~ellevue, Texas and college at Marmaduke Academy, Sweet Springs, Missouri where he was graduated in 1893.
On December 2, 1896 he was mariied in Grinesville, Texas to Mary Myrtle Crozier, a daughter of Andrew Crozier and Arona Mat­thew Corzier. Mary Myrtle Crozier Gowan ~C3/1.1) was oorn in Collin County, Texas ~anuary 16, 1876.
Children born to Richard Thorp Gowan and Mary Myrtle Crozier Gowan include:

William Crozier Gowan born April 22, 1898
Robert E. Lee Gowan born January 22, 1900
Hattie Lucille Gowan born November 11, 1903

Of William Crozier Gowan, first child of Richard Thorp Gowan and Mary Myrtle Crozier Gowan, born April 22, 1898 at ~ellevue, Texas nothing more is known.
Robert E. Lee Gowan, second child of Richard Thorp Gowan and Mary Myrtle Crozier Gowan, was born at ~ellevue, Texas January 2Z, 1900. For many years he was a physician at Graham, Texas, bur r~tired about 1970 and removed to Houston, Texas where he lived in September 1972 at 541 Pinehaven [688‑3380.]
A son, Dr. Robert E. Lee Gowan, Jr., a dentist also resided in Houston at that time at 22 Willowron [46B‑3391~.
Hattie Lucille Gowan, third child of Richard Thorp Gowan and Mary Myrtle Crozier Gowan, was born November 11, 1902 at Bellevue, Texas. Nothing more is known of this individual or descendants.
Maggie Gowan, fourth child of Garrett Hubert Gowan and Mary Eliza Liles Gowan, was born about 1877 in Clay County. Texas. About 1900 she was married to Ed Kerr and in 1905 was a widow living a~ Corsicana, Texas. One child Marguerite Kerr was born to Ed Kerr and Maggie Gowan Kerr .

Susan Gowan , fifth child of Garrett Hubert Gowan and Mary ~liza Liles Gowan, was born about 1881 in Clay County, Texas. About 1900 she was married to John L. Cecil. To the~ was born a daughter, Mary Vivian Cecil.
Mary Gowan, sixth child of Garrett Hubert 60wan, ~ and Mary Eliza Liles Gowan, was born about 1886 in Clay County,

~xas. In 1905 she was living in her parents home. Nothing more is known of this individual.
Garrett Hubert Gowan, Jr., seventh child of Garrett Hubert

Gowan, was born in 1892 in Olay County, Texas. In 1916 he was
married to Hallie Moody May. In 1923 the couple was living in
Ft. Worth, Texas. He died there May 10, 1960.

Children born to Garrett Hubert Gowan, Jr. and Hallie Moody May include:

Garrett Hubert Gowan III born ~e~‑lg June ~, 1923
Moody Gowan born about 1925
Maggie Gowan born about 1927

Garrett Hubert Gowan III, first child of Garrett Hubert Gowan Jr. and Hallie Moody May Gowan was born June 3, 1923 in F~ Worth, Texas. He was married about 1946, wife’s name ~illie. Later the couple moved to Abilene, Texas where he died in 1963. Children born

to Garrett Hubert 60wan III include:

Janice Gowan born about 194~
Deborah G~wan born about 1953
W William Hubert 60wan born in 1955

Janice Gowan, first child of Garrett Hubert Gowan III was born about 1948 probably in Abilene, Texas. About 196~ she was married to Bryan Vaughn. Nothing more is known of ~ryan Vaughn,

Janice Gowan Vauglln or descendants.

Deborah Gowan, second child of Garrett Hubert Gowan III

was born about 1953, probably in Abilene. About 1970 she was ~arried to Charles Pruitt and lived at Pleasanton, Texas. Nothing more is known of Charles Pruitt, Deborah Gowan Pruitt or descendanis. William Hubert Gowan, third child of Garrett Hubert Gowan III

was born in 1955 probably in Abilene. In 1971 he was a ~high school student there.

Moody Gowan, second child of Garrett Hubert Gowan, Jr. and Hallie Moody May Gowan was born about 1925, probably in Ft. Worth, Texas. In 1972 he was living in Arlington, Texas. Nothing more is

known of this individual or descendsnts.

Maggie Gowan, third child of Garrett Hubert Gowan, Jr. and Hallie Moody May Gowan, was born about 1927, probably at Ft. Worth, Texas. About 1946 she was married, husband’s name Carter. Nothing

more is known of Maggie Gowan Carter or descendants.

Eddie Gowan eighth child of Garrett Hubert Gowan and

Mary Eliza Lyles Gowan was born about 1895 in Clay County, Texas

and died as an infant.

William Gowan, fourth child of Richard Gowan and Susan

47 Peacock Gowan was born about lB~ in Smith County, Mississippi.
Nothing more is known of this individual. According To t’History of North and West Texas~ published in 1906 William 60wan died young.
Terry Gowan, fifth child of Richard Gowan and Susan Peacock Gowan was born about 1850 in Smith County, Mississippi. Her father brought her to Navarro County, Texas in 1866 and there she was married about la72 to Ca~tain J. V. Hodges of Blooming Grove, Texas. Nothin~ more is known of Captain J. V. Hodges, Terry

Gowan Hodges or descendants.

Richard R. Gowan, sixth child of Richard Gowan and Susan Peacock Gowan |P5/1.1) was born about 1852 in Smith County, Mississ­ippm. He moved to Navarro County, Texas with his father’s family in 1866.

In 1905 he was living in Seattle, Washington. Nothing more is known of this individual or descendants.

John W. Gowan), seventh child of Richard Gowan and Susan Peacock Gowan ,was born about 1855 in Smith County, Miss­issippi. He was brought to Navarro County, Texas in 1866. In 1~ 1905 he was living near Lawton, Dklahoma. Nothing more is known of this indi­vidual or descendants.

A John W. Gowan died February 17, 1933 and was buried at Pawhuska, Okla­homa in Section a, Lot 4, according to the cemetery sexton’s record. The cemetery is located at the west edge of Pahuska in Osage Cou~ty.
A George,Gowan, unidentified, possibly a son of John W. Gowan appeared in the legal records of 6rady County, Oklahoma about 1900 when he was sued by John Morris on Grady County Court Dockett No. 1103.
Ernest Gowan, unidentified, who in 1972 lived at 1307 Dearborn, Lawton,
[284‑1466] and ~thel Q. Gowan, also of Lawton, are possible descendants of

John W. Gowan .
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Alice Gowan, eighth child of Richard Gowan and Susan Peacock Gowan, was born about 1~57 in Smith County, Mississippi. She accompanied her parents to Navarro County, Texas in 1866. Gnly July 30, la7s she was married to Professor Jonathan ~3una Jones. In 1905 Professor Jonathan ~una Jones and Alice Gowan Jones were livmng at Georgetown, Texas. He lived in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1933. She died about 1955. Names of descendants are unknown.
Mississippi Gowan, ninth child of Richard Gowan and Susan Peacock 60wan w~s born about 1860 in Smith County, Mississ­ippi. She died in her childhood.

Alexander Gowan, believed to be the seventh child of John Gowan, was born in North Carolina in 1816, according to Phillip Alan Gowen. Isaac Gowan stated that his parents were born in North Carolina in the 1800 census enumeration. However the American Historical Society in its “History of Alabama,” page 672, states that “Alexander Gowan was a native of South Carolina,” probably quoting Dr. Jesse Earl Gowan, a grandson, a less reliable source.

Alexander Gowan was married about 1835 in South Carolina to Martha McCarter, according to “History of Alabama.” According to Phillip Alan Gowan he was married about 1834 in Attala County, to Martha Samantha Nichols. She was born in Georgia in 1817.

Alexander Gowan, a farmer, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Attala County, page 10.

The family was enumerated as:

“Gowin, Alexander white male 20-30
white female 20-30
white female 20-30
white male 5-10
white female 0-5
white male 0-5”

The household of Alexander Gowan was also enumerated in the 1850 and 1860 census returns of Attala County near Sallis, He died there April 28, 1969 and was buried in the Ellington Cemetary near Sallis.

Children born to Alexander Gowan and Martha Samantha Nichols Gowan include:

Edith Elizabeth Gowan born June 20, 1835
Lott Gowan born about 1837
Sarah “Sally” Gowan born May 20, 1839
Garrett CrawfordGowan born July 2, 1841
Isaac Gowan born January 10, 1844
Jesse Cledy Gowan born September 24, 1846
Mary “Polly” Gowan born August 4, 1849
Richard Gowen born May 24, 1852
Martha Ann Gowan born July 2, 1854
Alexander Gowan, Jr. born September 28, 1859

Edith Elizabeth Gowan, first child of Alexander Gowan and Martha Samantha Nichols Gowan, was born June 20, 1835 in Attala County. She appeared in the 1840, 1850, 1860 census returns in her father’s household.

[***consequently, Attala County is named after an Indian Princess named “Attala.”**** ]

Edith Elizabeth Gowan Crittenden Dickens died January 27, 1899 and was buried in Attala County.

[For details on the descendants of Edith Elizabeth Gowan see “Gowan-Morley” by Phillip Alan Gowan.

Lott Gowan, second child of Alexander Gowan and Martha Samantha Nichols Gowan was born about 1837. He was married about 1866 to Johnnie Teague. He died about 1868.

Children born to Lott Gowan and Johnnie Teague Gowan include:

Lottie Gowan born about 1867

Lottie Gowan, only known child of Lott Gowan and Johhnie Teague Gowan, was born about 1867, probably in Attala County.

Sarah “Sally” Gowan, third child of Alexander Gowan and Martha Samantha Nichols Gowen, was born May 20, 1839. She was married 1866 to Samuel Davis Teague, a nephew of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy. Samuel Davis Teague died in 1895, and Sarah “Sally” Gowan Teague died January 8, 1915.

Children born to Samuel Davis Teague and Sarah “Sally” Gowan Teague include:

Charles Gowan Teague born May, 1868
Ped B. Teague born November 26, 1869
Mary Nichols “Dittie” Teague born January 23, 1873
Zelda Jabez Teague born March 2, 1875
Otho Singleton Teague born April 15, 1877
Gilliland Davis Teague born August 17, 1879

[For details on descendants of Sarah “Sally” Gowan Teague see “Gowan-Morley” by Phillip Alan Gowan.]

Garrett Crawford Gowan, fourth child of Alexander Gowan and Martha Samantha Nichols Gowan, was born July 2, 1841 in Attala County. He appeared in his father’s household in the 1850, 1860 and 1870 census returns of Attala County.

In 1880 was enumerated in Grayson County, Texas, Enumeration District 115, page 31, Precinct 7, as:

“Gowan, Garrett C. 29, born in MS
Mattie L. 19, born in Texas
Allen A. 2, born in Texas”

Upon his death the body of Garrett C. Gowan was returned to Sallis for burial.

Children born to Garrett C. Gowan and Mattie L. Gowan include:

Allen A. Gowan born in 1878

Allen A. Gowan, only known son of Garrett C. Gowan and Mattie L. Gowan, was born in 1878, probably in Grayson County.

Alexander Gowan, fifth known child of Alexander Gowan and Martha McCarter Gowan, was born in Attala County.

About 1875 he was married to Mattie Lurania Trousdale in Attala County. She was born in 1860. Garrett Crawford Gowan died October 20, 1888 in Attala County and Mattie Lurania Trousdale Gowan died in 1895.

Children born to them include:

Allen Alexander Gowan born December 7, 1877
Robert Isaac Gowan born June 26, 1879
Lillie May Gowan born February 3, 1883
Nellie Samantha Gowan born September 26, 1886
William Garrett Gowan born May 7, 1888

Allen Alexander Gowan, first child of Garrett Crawford Gowan and Mattie Lurania Gowan, was born December 7, 1877 in Attala County. About 1897 he was married to Stella Ann Guthrie. He died January 29, 1954.

Children born to Allen Alexander Gowan and Stella Ann Guthrie Gowan include:

Robert Gowan born in 1905
Ruby Lorena Gowan born January 4, 1907
Evelyn Gowan born about 1909
Leon Gowan born about 1912
Roy Gowan born about 1915
Allen Alexander Gowan, Jr. born about 1918
E.B. Gowan born about 1920

Robert Gowan, first child of Allen Alexander Gowan and Stella Ann Guthrie Gowan, was born in 1905, probably in Attala County. He was married about 1940, wife’s name unknown. In 1975 Robert Gowan lived in Sulphur, Oklahoma.

Children born to Robert Gowan include:

Bobbie Gowan born about 1948

Bobbie Gowan, only known child of Robert Gowan, was born about 1948.

Ruby Lorena Gowan, second child of Allen Alexander Gowan and Stella Ann Guthrie Gowan, was born January 14, 1907. She was married October 7, 1931 to Glen Edwards. In 1975 Glen Edwards and Ruby Lorena Gowan Edwards lived in Shafter, California.

Children born to them include:

Bernard Darrell Edwards born July 30, 1932
Erma Collene Edwards born December 12, 1934

Evelyn Gowan, third child of Allen Alexander Gowan and Stella Ann Guthrie Gowan, was born about 1909.

Leon Gowan, fourth child of Allen Alexande Gowan and Stella Ann Guthrie Gowan, was born about 1912.

Roy Gowan, fifth child of Allen Alexander Gowan and Stella Ann Guthrie Gowan, was born about 1915.

Allen Alexander Gowan, Jr., sixth child of Allen Alexander Gowan and Stella Ann Guthrie Gowan, was born about 1918.

E.B. Gowan, seventh child of Allen Alexander Gowan and Stella Ann Guthrie Gowan, was born about 1920.
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Robert Isaac Gowan, second child of Garrett Crawford Gowan and Mattie Lurania Trousdale Gowan, was born June 26, 1879, probably in Attala County. He was married September 22, 1907 to Dovie Pearl Hudson, who was born in 1885. Dovie Pearl Hudson Gowan died in 1932. Robert Isaac Gowan, a resident of Missouri, died December 16, 1945.

Children born to them include:

Milton Clayton Gowan born June 17, 1908
Garrett Truitt Gowan born May 17, 1910
James Robert Gowan born March 25, 1912
Clarence Griffin Gowan born December 8, 1914
Mary Lorraine Gowan born July 19, 1919
Martha Louise Gowan born April 19, 1925
Mildred Joyce Gowan born August 27, 1926

Milton Clayton Gowan, first child of Robert Isaac Gowan and Dovie Pearl Hudson Gowan, was born June 17, 1908. He was married about 1929 to Mary Detchmendy. Milton Clayton Gowan died August 28, 1973.

No children were born to Milton Clayton Gowan and Mary Detchmendy Gowan.

Garrett Truitt Gowan, second child of Robert Isaac Gowan and Dovie Pearl Hudson Gowan, was born May 17, 1910. He was married about 1931 to Marguerite Laymond. In 1975 Garrett Truitt Gowan and Marguerite Laymond Gowan were residing in Laramie, Wyoming.

Children born to them include:

Barbara Sue Gowan born in 1937

Barbara Sue Gowan, only child of Garrett Truitt Gowan and Marguerite Laymond Gowan, was born in 1937. About 1955 she was married to Lester L. Samford.

Children born to Lester L. Samford and Barbara Sue Gowan Samford include:

Lisa Lynn Samford born in 1956
Kimberly Ann Samford born in 1958
Kent Gowan Samford born in 1960
Christopher Garrett Samford born in 1969

James Robert Gowan, third child of Robert Isaac Gowen and Dovie Pearl Hudson Gowan, was born March 25, 1912. He was married Dcember 31, 1931, to Ruth Meusner. In 1975 James Robert Gowan and Ruth Meusner Gowan lived in Boonville Missouri.

Children born to them include:

James Robert Gowan II born February 8, 1934
Dorothy Pearl Gowan born October 23, 1935
Jerome Dean Gowan born January 23, 1937
Susan Dianne Gowan born February 26, 1943

James Robert Gowan II, first child of James Robert Gowan and Ruth Meusner Gowan, was born February 8, 1934. He was married June 3, 1957 to Ramona Flaspholer.

Children born to James Robert Gowan II and Ramona Flaspholer Gowan include:

Dianne Katherine Gowan born May 11, 1958
Tracy Lea Gowan born December 28, 1959
James Robert Gowan III born April 9, 1960
Paul Bryan Gowan born October 31, 1962
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Dorothy Pearl Gowan, second child of James Robert Gowan and Ruth Meusner Gowan, was born October 23, 1935. She was married February 28, 1954 to Wilbur Reuben Clark.

Children born to Wilbur Reuben Clark and Dorothy Pearl Gowan include:

Mark Gowan Clark born December 3, 1955
Cynthia Kay CLark born March 10, 1962
Stuart Dean Clark born March 14, 1964

Jerome Dean Gowan, third child of James Robert Gowan and Ruth Meusner Gowan, was born January 23, 1937. In May of 1957 he was married to Marjorie Ann Jones.

Children born to Jerome Dean Gowan and Marjorie Ann Jones Gowan include:

Anthony James Gowan born May 27, 1964
Troy Dean Gowan born June 29, 1966
[child] born January 1975

Susan Dianne Gowan, fourth child of James Robert Gowan and Ruth Meusner Gowan, was born February 26, 1943. She was married November 26, 1962 to Billie Joe Brooks.

Children born to Billie Joe Brooks and Susan Dianne Gowan include:

Blake Jay Brooks born September 29, 1964
Belinda Jayne Brooks born July 1, 1966
Bradley Jon Brooks born March 12, 1969

Clarence Griffin Gowan, fourth child of Robert Isaac Gowan and Dovie Pearl Hudson Gowan, was born December 8, 1914. He was married May 26, 1942 to Hellen L. Haller. In 1975 they lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Children born to Clarence Griffin Gowan and Hellen L. Haller Gowan include:

James G. Gowan born April 29, 1943
Robert D. Gowan born August 12, 1953

John G. Gowan, first child of Clarence Grriffin Gowan and Halen L. Haller Gowan, was born April 29, 1943. He was married February 10, 1968 to Ann E. Stewart.

Children born to John G. Gowan and Ann E. Stewart Gowan include:

Sharon L. Gowan born December 17, 1968
Matthew P. Gowan born October 10, 1970
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Robert D. Gowan, fifth child of Robert Isaac Gowan and Dovie Pearl Hudson Gowan, was born July 19, 1919. She was married first about 1940 to Harold Cook, and second to Jack Downs. In 1975 Jack Downs and Mary Lorraine Gowan Cook Downs lived in Jacksinville, Florida.

Children born to Harold Cok and Mary Lorraine Gowan Cook include:

Bill Cook born about 1941
Tom Cook born about 1943

Children born to Jack Downs and Mary Lorraine Gowan Cook Downs include:

Timothy Downs born about 1950
[child ] born about 1953

Martha Louise Gowan, sixth child of Robert Isaac Gowan and Dovie Pearl Hudson Gowan, was born April 19, 1925. She was married February 10, 1945 to George Edward Neale. In 1975 George Edward Neale and Martha Louise Gowan Neale lived in Kansas City, Missouri.

Children born to them include:

Barbara Lynn Neale born October 29, 1949
Richard Allen Neale born December 17, 1951
Deborah Anne Neale born July 14, 1954
David Hudson Neale born May 11, 1959
John Steven Neale born December 5, 1960

Mildred Joyce Gowan, seventh child of Robert Isaac Gowan and Dovie Pearl Hudson Gowan, was born August 27, 1926. She was married in January 1945 to Dr. William A. Abele. In 1975, Dr. William A. Abele and Mildred Joyce Gowan Abele lived in Boonville, Missouri.

Children born to them include:

Douglas Abele born about 1947
Bruce Abele born about 1949
Christopher Abele born about 1951
Andrew Abele born about 1954

Lillie May Gowan, third child of Garrett Crawford Gowan and Mattie Gurania Trousadle Gowan, was born February 3, 1883, probably in Attala County. She was married to John Otto Auwen about 1903. Later Lillie May Gowan Auwen was remarried to William Potter. Lillie May Gowan Auwen Potter died September 10, 1965.

Children born to John Otto Auwen and Lillie May Gowan Auwen include:

Otto Auwen born June 26, 1904
Mattie Catherine Auwen born June 22, 1909

Children born to William Potter and Lllie May Gowan Auwen Potter include:

Lena Potter born about 1915
Frank Potter born about 1917
Florence Potter born about 1920
Melvin Potter born about 1922

For additional information regarding the descendants of Lillie May Gowan Auwen Potter see “Gowan-Morley” by Phillip Allen Gowan.

Nellie Samantha Gowan, fourth hild of Garrett Crawford Gowan and Mattie Lurania Trousdale, was born September 26, 1886. She was married April 14, 1903 to Montie Montell Hagar. Nellie Samantha Gowan Hagar died January 28, 1942.

Children born to them include:

Jennie Winifred Hagar born January 19, 1904
Robert Henry Hagar born December 6, 1905
Eugene Montell Hagar born June 8, 1909
Elsie Margaret Hagar born November 6, 1911
Lander Thomas Hagar born May 9, 1914
Montie Montell Hagar, Jr. born October 13, 1919
Alene Marie Hagar born May 26, 1924
Theran Leroy Hagar born May 20, 1927
W.G. Hagar born March 15, 1931

[For more information regarding the descendants of Nellie Samantha Gowan see “Gowan-Morley” by Phillip Alan Gowan. ]

William Garrett Gowan, fifth child of Garrett Craford Gowan and Mattie Lurania Trousdale, was born May 7, 1888, probably in Attala County. He was married in June, 1929 to Laura Salois. He died December 27, 1971 in Irving, Texas.

Children born to William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan include:

Robert Gowan born March 28, 1930
Walter Gowan born August 19, 1932
William Edward Gowan born March 8, 1934
James Gowan born August 17, 1935
Ruby Gowan born July 9, 1937
Eva Gowan born December 29, 1939
Joyce Gowan born April 27, 1941
June Gowan born June 20, 1943
Roy Gowan born February 4, 1945
Bettie Gowan born January 6, 1947
Arnold Gowan born June 29, 1951

Robert Gowan, first child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born March 28, 1930. He was married about 1950 to Pauline Lamere. Robert Gowan died in July, 1960, probably in Irving, Texas.

Children born to Robert Gowan and Pauline Lamere Gowan include:

William John Gowan born about 1951
Joyce Gowan born about 1952
Allen Gowan born about 1954
Laurie Gowan born about 1956
Debbie Gowan born about 1958
Robert Gowan born about 1960

William John Gowan, first child of Robert Gowan and Pualine Lamere Gowan, was born about 1951, probably in Irving, Texas. He was married about 1971, wife’s name Cathy. Nothing is known of the descendants of William John Gowan and Cathy Gowan.

Joyce Gowan, second child of Robert Gowan and Pauline Lamere Gowan, was born about 1952, probably in Irving, Texas. She was married about 1973 to Kenneth Morris. In 1975 Kenneth Morris and Joyce Gowan Morris lived in Irving, Texas.

Children born to them include:

Christopher Cain Morris born about 1974
Allen Gowan born about 1954

Allen Gowan, third child of Robert Gowan and Pauline Lamere Gowan, was born about 1954, probably in Irving, Texas. In 1975 he was living in Seattle, Washington in the home of Percy Fabel.

Laurie Gowan, fourth child of Robert Gowan and Pauline Lamere Gowan, was born about 1956, probably in Irving, Texas. In 1975, she was living in Seattle, Washington in the home of Percy Fabel.

Debbie Gowan, fifth child of Robert Gowan and Pauline Lamere Gowan, was born about 1958, probably in Irving, Texas. In 1975, she was living in Seattle Washington in the home of Percy Fabel.

Robert Gowan, sixth child of Robert Gowan and Pauline Lamere Gowan, was born in 1960, probably in Irving, Texas. In 1975 he was living in Seattle, Washington in the home of Percy Fabel.

Walter Gowan, second child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born August 19, 1932. He was married about 1953 to Shirley Denny. In 1975 Walter Gowan and Shirley Denny Gowan lived in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Children born to Walter Gowan and Shirley Denny Gowan include:

Wally Gowan born about 1956
Darrell Gowan born about 1959
Wayne Gowan born about 1962

William Edward Gowan, third child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born March 8, 1934. He was married March 9, 1954 to Ima Jean Franks. In 1975 they lived in Irving, Texas.

Children born to William Edward Gowan and Ima Jean Franks Gowan include:

William Edward Gowan II born January 9, 1956
James Roy Gowan born January 22, 1957
Laura Jean Gowan born March 18, 1961

James Gowan, fourth child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born August 17, 1935. He was married about 1955 to Margaret Cordis. In 1975 they lived in Irving, Texas.

Children born to James Gowan and Margaret Cordis Gowan include:

Carla Renee Gowan born about 1957
Edward Gowan born about 1960

Ruby Gowan, fifth child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born July 9, 1937. She was married about 1957, husband’s name McBryde. In 1975 Ruby Gowan McBryde lived in Montana.

Children born to Ruby Gowan McBryde include:

Charlotte McBryde born about 1959
Linda McBryde born about 1961
Melody McBride born about 1963
Merlin McBryde born about 1965
Richard McBryde born about 1970

Eva Gowan, sixth child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born December 29, 1939. She was married about 1960, husband’s name Evans. In 1975 Eva Gowan Evans lived in Washington state. Two children were born to her.

Joyce Gowan, seventh child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born April 27, 1941. About 1961 she was married to Frank Nordglen.

Children born to Frank Nordglen and Joyce Gowan Nordglen:

Glen Nordglen born about 1963
Everett Nordglen born about 1964
James Nordglen born about 1966
Jody Nordglen born about 1969
Velvet Nordglen born about 1972

June Gowan, eigth child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born June 20, 1943. She died at the age of three on June 10, 1946.

Roy Gowan, ninth child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born February 4, 1945, probably at Irving, Texas. He was married about 1965 to Dovie Glen. In 1975 they lived in Irving, Texas.

Children born to Roy Gowan and Dovie Glenn Gowan include:

Robert Gowan born about 1967
Roger Gowan born about 1970

Bettie Gowan, tenth child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born January 6, 1947, probably in Irving, Texas. About 1967 she was married to David Moore. In 1975 they lived in Parrish, Alabama.

Children born to David Moore and Bettie Gowan include:

Tammy Moore born about 1969
Trenton Lee Moore born about 1971

Arnold Gowan, eleventh child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born June 29, 1951, probably in Irving, Texas. He was married about 1972, wife’s name Patricia.

Children born to Arnold Gowan and Patricia Gowan include:

Misty Gowan born about 1974

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Isaac Gowan, fifth child of Alexander Gowan and Martha Samantha Nichols Gowan, was born January 10, 1844 in Attala County. He appeared in the 1850, 1860 and 1870 census enumerations of that county, living in his father’s household. About 1873, he was married to Sarah E. Shelley.

He appeared in the 1880 census of Attala County, Enumeration District 13, Page 16, as the head of a household enumerated as:

“Gowen, Isaac 37, born in Miss, father born in N.C., mother born in N.C., farmer
S.E. 30, born in MS, father born in TN, mother born in MS
Lewis 1, born in MS, father born in MS, mother born in MS
Isaac 5, born in MS, father born in MS mother born in MS”

Included in the household was one servant, a negro, age 16.

After 1800, Isaac Gowan was remarried to Frances Sudduth who was born in 1861, 17 years his junior. Isaac Gowan died February 23, 1914 and was probably in Attala County. Frances Sudduth Gowan died in 1942.

Children born to Isaac Gowan and Sarah E. Shelley Gowan include:

Richard Isaac Gowan born July 21, 1874
Louis Gowan born October 30, 1878

Children born to Isaac Gowan and Frances Sudduth Gowan include:

Fenton Ethelyn Gowan born September 30, 1886
Julia Isabella Gowan born July 20, 1889
Ruth Gowan born March 27, 1892
Sally Melissa Gowan born June 8, 1898

Richard Isaac Gowan, first child of Isaac Gowan and Sarah E. Shelley Gowan, was born July 21, 1874, probably in Attala County. He appeared in the 1880 census in his father’s household as a five-year-old in the census of that county. He was married at age 41 to Estelle McAdams on April10, 1915. Richard Isaac Gowan died December 28, 1958.

Chidren born to Richard Isaac Gowan and Estelle McAdams Gowan include:

Jessie Loyce Gowan born February 24, 1917
James Isaac Gowan born February 6, 1919
Frederick Austin Gowan born June 12, 1921

Jessie Loyce Gowan, first child of Richard Isaac Gowan and Estelle McAdams Gowan, was born February 24, 1917. She was married April 10, 1939 to Robert W. Goss. Jessie Loyce Gowan Goss died February 1, 1967.

Children born to them include:

Lydia Ann Goss born November 24, 1943

James Isaac Gowan, second child of Richard Isaac Gowan andd Estelle McAdams Gowan, was born February 6, 1919. In April 1940 he was married to Hattie Maude Payne. In 1975 James Isaac Gowan and Hattie Maude Payne Gowan lived in McAdams, Mississippi.

Children born to them:

Richard Isaac Gowan born January 1941
Louis Payne Gowan born August 1945
Marion Francis Gowan born July 14, 1953

Richard Isaac Gowan, first child of James Isaac Gowan and Hattie Maude Payne Gowan, was born in January, 1941. He was married in January 1962 to Susan Sanders.

Children born to Richard Isaac Gowan and Susan Sanders Gowan include:

Richard Marcus Gowan born January 1970
Suzanne Gowan born August 18, 1973

Louis Payne Gowan, second child of James Isaac Gowan and Hattie Maude Payne Gowan, was born in August 1945. He was married in February, 1966 to Janice Burrell.

Children born to Louis Payne Gowan and Janice Burrell Gowan include:

Jeffrey Gowan born December 1967
Michael Louis Gowan born June 1969

Marion Francis Gowan, third child of James Isaac Gwan and Hattie Maude Payne Gowan, was born July 14, 1953. He was married June 8, 1974 to Joyce Boutwell. A child, name unknown, was born to them January 19, 1975.

Louis Gowan, second child of Isaac Gowan and Sarah E. Shelly Gowan, was born October 30, 1878. He appeared in the household of his father in the 1880 census as a one-year-old. About 1905 he was married to Patricia Sudduth. Louis Gowan died September 6, 1945.

Children born to Louis Gowan and Patricia Sudduth include:

Louis Lamar Gowan born November 7, 1907
Frank Young Gowan born May 4, 1909

Louis Lamar Gowan, the first child of Louis Gowan and Patricia Sudduth Gowan, was born November 7, 1907. He was married May 1934 to Carrie Ellen Mitchell. In 1975 Louis Lamar Gowan and Carrie Ellen Mitchell lived in McAdams. No children were born to them.

Frank Young Gowan, second child of Louis Gowan and Patricia Sudduth Gowan, was born May 4, 1909, probably in Attala County. He was married August 1, 1939 to Inez Gunter Gowan. In 1975 they lived at McAdams.

Children born to Frank Young Gowan and Inez Gunter Gowan include:

Patsy Inez Gowan born July 4, 1939
Ellen Ivylyn Gowan born June 6, 1940
Frank Young Gowan, Jr. born February 17, 1942
Edna Catherine Gowan born May 8, 1943
Mary Beth Gowan born August 4, 1945
Gloria Nell Gowan born October 10, 1946
Timothy Lamar Gowan born July 24, 1951

Patsy Inez Gowan, first child of Frank Young Gowan and Inez Gunter Gowan, was born July 4, 1939. She was married November 8, 1958 to Richard Leonard Carroll. In 1975 Richard Leonard Carroll and Patsy Inez Gowan Carroll lived n Memphis, Tennessee.

Children born to them include:

Richard Duane Carroll born July 21, 1960
Jane Kimberly Carroll born June 15, 1964

Ellen IvyLyn Gowan, second child of Frank Young Gowan and Inez Gunter Gowan, was born June 6, 1940. She was married June 2, 1962 to George Leon Long. In 1975 they lived in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Children born to George Leon Long and Ellen Ivylyn include:

Terri Lynn Long born February 20, 1963
Tonia Beth Long born June 29, 1967
Frank Ronald Long born September 7, 1971

Frank Young Gowan, Jr., third child of Frank Young Gowan and Inez Gunter Gowan, was born February 17, 1941 in Attala County. He was married to Shirley Ann Horne on May 17, 1962, who was born April 6, 1942 at Durant, Attala County, according to Holmes County, Mississippi, Marriage Book 8, page 228. After their wedding they made their home in McAdams.Frank Young Gowan, Jr. and Shirley Ann Horne Gowan continued to live in McAdams in 1975.

Children born to them include:

Stephen Lamar Gowan born January 16, 1964
Louis Gunter Gowan born January 25, 1973

Edna Catherine Gowan, fourth child of Frank Young Gowan and Inez Gunter Gowan, was born May 8, 1943. She was married June 1, 1963 to David Emmett Bozone, Jr. [Ub k8 ] IN 1975 they lived in Winona, Mississippi.

Children born to David Emmett Bozone, Jr. and Edna Catherine Gowan include:

David Martin Bozone born January 4, 1964
Robert Gowan Bozone born October 21, 1966
Leta Kay Bozone born November 6, 1969

Mary Beth Gowan, fifth child of Frank Young Gowan and Inez Gunter Gowan, was born August 4, 1945. She was married August 27, 1966 to Louis Bennett Burghard. In 1975 they lived in Crystal Springs Mississippi.

Children born to Louis Bennett Burghard and Mary Beth Gowan include:

Angelica Celeste Burghard born September 1, 1967
Louis Ivan Burghard born July 20, 1969
Mary Kathryn Burghard born November 3, 1972

Gloria Nell Gowan, sixth child of Frank Young Gowan and Inez Gunter Gowan, was born October 10, 1946. She was married in January 1966 to Richard Leonard Cain. In 1975 they lived in Jackson, Mississippi.

Children born to Richard Leonard Cain and Gloria Nell Gowan Cain include:

Christi Carol Cain born May 8, 1969
Richard Bradley Cain born March 12, 1973

Timothy Lamar Gowan, seventh child of Frank Young Gowan and Inez Gunter Gowan, was born July 24, 1951. He was married December 26, 1974 to Nancy Jones. In 1975 Timothy Lamar Gowan and Nacy Jones Gowan lived in Jackson.

Fenton Ethelyn Gowan, third child of Isaac Gowan and the first of his marriage to Frances Sudduth Gowan, was born September 30, 1886 in Attala County. She was married December 17, 1905 to Harvey Little Adcock, who was born in 1880. Fenton Ethelyn Gowan died September 5, 1924, and Harvey Little Adcock died in 1945.

Children born to them include:

Harold Isaac Adcock born October 8, 1906
Mary Belle Adcock born February 11, 1908
Frances Elizabeth Adcock born January 17, 1910
Louise Ruth Adcock born March 3, 1912
Harvey Little Adcock born December 15, 1913
Vera Webb Adcock born January 12, 1919

[For details on descendants of Fenton Ethelyn Gowan, see “Gowan-Morley” by Phillip Alan Gowan. ]

Julia Isabella Gowan, fourth child of Isaac Gowan and the second of his marriage with Frances Sudduth Gowan, was born July 20, 1889 in Attala County. She was married to Arthur Luther Adcock December 20, 1908. In 1975 Julia Isabella Gowan lived in Huntsville, Alabama.

Children born to Arthur Luther Adcock and Julia Isabella Gowan include:

Pauline Adcock born June 27, 1911
Vivian Ethelyn Adcock born May 17, 1924

[For details on the descendants of Julia Isabella Gowan Adcock see “Gowan-Morley” by Phillip Alan Gowan. ]

Ruth Gowan, fifth child of Isaac GOwan and the third of his marriage with Frances Sudduth Gowan, was born March 27, 1892 in Attala County. She was married to Abram Lampkin Greer February 7, 1915.

Children born to Abram Lampkin Greer and Ruth Gowan Greer include:

Mary Ethelyn Greer born October 16, 1917
Joe Gowan Greer born June 25, 1920

[For details on the descendants of Ruth Gowan Greer, see “Gowan-Morley” by Phillip Alan Gowan. ]

Sallie Melissa Gowan, sixth child of Isaac Gowan and the fourth of his marriage with Frances Sudduth Gowan, was born June 8, 1898. She was married July 20, 1921 to Frank Benjamin Mitchell. Sallie Melissa Gowan Mitchell died August 28, 1971.

Children born to them include:

Franklin Davis Mitchell born Februray 8, 1923
Zelda Gowan Mitchell born February 25, 1925
Ellander Mitchell born August 5, 1927
Auris Frances Mitchell born September 2, 1930

[For details on the descendants of Sallie Melissa Gowan Mitchell, see “Gowan-Morley” by Phillip Alan Gowan. ]
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Jesse Cledy Gowan, sixth child of Alexander Gowan and Martha Samantha Nichols Gowan, was born September 24, 1846 in Attala County, , according to his tombstone.

He was married in January, 1870 to Francis Rogers [“Fannie” Dodd ], age 15. She was the daughter of William W. Dodd and Martha F. Teague Dodd. Frances Roger “Fannie” Dodd was born November20, 1855. The American Historical Society’s “History of Alabama” gives her mother’s name as Mary Teague, however her tombstone inscription renders it correctly as “Martha F. Dodd.” The volume also shows Jesse Clecy Gowan to be Jesse D. Gowan.

Martha F. Teague Dodd was born August 6, 1823 and died August 7, 1879. William W. Dodd was born March 6, 1806 in Kentucky, the son of a Revolutionary War soldier, and died August 12, 1874.

Jesse Cledy Gowan and Frances Rogers “Fannie” Dodd Gowan maintained their home in Kosciusko, throughout their lifetimes.

In 1880 the household of Jesse Cledy Gowan was enumerated in the census of Attala County, Enumeration District 17, page 15, Newport District as:

“Gowan, Jesse 32, born in MS, father born in NC, mother born in N.C, farmer
F. R. 24, born in MS, father born in KY,
mother born in AL, wife
J. C. 9, born in MS, father born in MS,
mother born in MS
G. E. 7, born in MS, father born in MS,
mother born in MS, son
M. M. 5, born in MS, father born in MS,
mother born in MS, son
W. A. 3, born in MS, father bborn in MS,
mother born in MS, son
Jesse 1, born in MS, father born in MS,
mother born in MS, son
Dodd, E. C. 14, born in MS, father born in MS,
mother born in MS, brother-
in-law”
Jesse Cledy Gowan was a farmer and a realtor in Kosciusko, according to the American Historical Society’s “History of Alabama” in 1927 when the volume was published. He died February 6, 1928. Frances Rogers “Fannie” Dodd Gowan died January 30, 1937. Both were buried in the Gowan-Dodd Cemetery five miles south, one mile west of Kosciusko.

The Mississippi Geneaological Society transcribed the tombstone inscription in the cemetery in its “Mississippi Cemetery and Bible Records,” Volume 7 as:

“William F. Dodd, born March 16, 1806, died August 12, 1874, son of a Revolutionary soldier.
Martha F. Dodd, born March 16, 1823, died August 7, 1879, daughter of M. Teague and Jane Davis Teague.”
Son, George A. Dodd, born May 4, 1839, died December 29, 1849.”
Daughter, Fannie D. Dodd, born November 20, 1855, died January 30, 1937, wife of Jesse C. Gowan.”
Son-in-law Jesse C. Gowan, born September 24, 1846, died February 26, 1928.”
Granddaughter, Mary D. Gowan, born August 5, 1895, died September 12, 1895.”
Granddaughter, Mattie M. Gowan, born March 29, 1875, died October 11, 1890.”

Nine children were born to Jesse Cledy Gowan and Frances Rogers “Fannie” Dodd Gowan:

Jennie Coffey Gowan born May 13, 1871
Garrett Everett Gowan born January 26, 1873
Matilda Rose Gowan born March 29, 1875
William Alexander Gowan born February 24, 1877
Jesse Earl Gowan born February 20, 1879
Luther Morris Gowan born October 11, 1881
Amzi Meek Gowan born February 16, 1885
Eleanor Fannie “Nell” Gowan
born June 29, 1892
Mary Dodd Gowan born August 5, 1895

Jennie Coffey Gowan, first child of Jesse Cledy Gowan and Frances Rogers “fannie” Dodd Gowan, was born May 13, 1871 at Kosciusko. She was married December 27, 1893 to Richard Ephrain Dickens. Jennie Coffey Gowan Dickens died January 18, 1946.

Children born to them include:

Martha Eva Dickens born May 3, 1895
Fannie Dodd Dickens born September 30, 1898
Jesse Gowan Dickens born December 15, 1903

[For details on the descendants of Jennie Coffey Gowan Dickens see “Gowan-Morley” by Phillip Alan Gowan.]

Garrett Everett Gowan, second child of Jesse Cledy Gowan and Frances Rogers “Fannie” Dodd Gowan, was born January 26, 1873 at Kosciusko. He appeared in the 1880 census as a seven-year-old living in the household of his father in Attala County.

He was married in 1896 to Alice Wooten, who was born in 1878. Alice Wooten Gowan died August 28, 1921 and was buried at County Line Baptist Church in Leakes County. County Line Baptist Church Cemetery is located south of Kosciusko, 1/4 mile south of the Leake County Line.

In 1926 Garrett Everett Gowan was remarried to Edith Brower. Garrett Everett Gowan died January 18, 1945. In 1975 Edith Brower Gowan continued to lived in Kosciuscko.

Children born to Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan include:

Richard Everett Gowan born January 5, 1897
Jesse Thomas Gowan born October 2, 1898
Joseph Veto Gowan born April 16, 1900
Samuel Teague Gowan born August 20, 1902
Bedford Rand Gowan born August 20, 1902
William Travis Gowan born August 5, 1904
Albert Earl Gowan born September 12, 1906
Coleman Louis Gowan born Jamuary 9, 1910
Johnson J. Gowan born March 14, 1911
Jane Gowan born May 11, 1913
Ruth Gowan born about 1915
Paul Chatman Gowan born August 3. 1917
George McClain Gowan born about 1920

Children born to Garrett Everett Gowan and Edith Brower Gowan include:

Marvin Glenn Gowan born July 6, 1923

Richard Everett Gowan, first child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born January 5, 1897. He was married to Sammie Allie Jones June 1, 1921. He was remarried to Lois Waugh May 19, 1929. Richard Everett Gowan died October 14, 1959.

Children born to Richard Everett Gowan and Sammie Allie Jones Gowan include:

Dixie Azalea Gowan born November 21, 1923

Dixie Azalea Gowan, only child of Richard Everett Gowan and Sammie Allie Jones Gowan, was born November 21, 1923. She was married February 11, 1944 to John Haywood Reat. In 1975, they lived in Lexington, Texas.

Children born to Johnm Hayword Reat and Dixie Azalea Gowan include:

Richard Arvel Reat born February 23, 1946
Samye Jane Reat born November 7, 1947

Jesse Thomas Gowan, second child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born October 2, 1898, probably in Kosciusko. He was married, at age 49, to Johnnye Kate Miller. In 1974 Jesse Thomas Gowan and Johnnye Kate Miller lived at Delhi, Louisiana.

Children born to Jesse Thomas Gowan and Johnnye Kate Miller Gowan include:

Edith Stanhope Gowen born July 7, 1948
Ellen Thomas Gowan born September 3, 1951

Edith Stanhope Gowan, first child of Jesse Thomas Gowan and Johnnye Kate Miller Gowan, was born July 7, 1948. She was married August 24, 1969 to Daniel Howard Bachmon. In 1975 Daniel Howard Bachmon and Edith Stanhope Gowan lived in Mt. Clemens, Michigan.

Ellen Thomas Gowan, second child of Jesse Thomas Gowan and Johnnye Kate Miller Gowan, was born July 20, 1973 to Gary Wayne McKay. In 1975 Gary Wayne McKay and Ellen Thomas Gowan, lived in Delhi, Louisiana.

Joseph Veto Gowan, third child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born April 16, 1900. On February 13, 1929, he was married to Dura Elizabeth Holt. Joseph Veto Gowan died September 14, 1967.

Children born to Joseph Veto Gowan and Dura Elizabeth include:

Betty Jane Gowan born May 6, 1935

Betty Jane Gowan, only child of Joseph Veto Gowan and Dura Elizabeth Holt Gowan, was born May 6, 1935. She was married January5, 1964 to James O. Pierce. In 1975 they lived in Huntington Beach, California.

Children born to James O. Pierce and Betty Jane Gowan Pierce include:

Susan Charlene Pierce born September 3, 1966

Samuel Teague Gowan, fourth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born August 20, 1902. He was married June 2, 1927 to Mary Alice Gray. Samuel Teague Gowan died May 26, 1955.

Children born to Samuel Teague Gowan and Mary Alice Gray Gowan include:

Claude Everett Gowan born July 21, 1931
Alice Clare Gowan born February 15, 1936

Claude Everette Gowan, first child of Samuel Teague Gowan and Mary Alice Gray Gowan, was born July 21, 1931. He was married November 1, 1958 to Joanne Audry Bennett. In 1975 they lived in Lexington, Virginia.

Children born to Claude Everett Gowan and Joanne Audry Bennett Gowan include:

Daniel Rand Gowan born October 21, 1959
Claude Samuel Gowan born April2, 1963
Jennifer Nell Gowan born September 6, 1970

Alice Clare Gowan, second child of Samuel Teague Gowan and Mary Alice Gray Gowan, was born February 15, 1936. She was married August 30, 1957 to Gordon Bard Martin. In 1975 Gordon Gard Martin and Alic Clare Gowan Martin lived in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Children born to them include:

Mary Teague Martin born September 23, 1959
Alice Ashley Martin born April 29, 1964

Bedford Rand Gowan, fifth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born August 20, 1902 probably in Kosciuscko. He was married Janaury 24, 1934 to Estelle Gates. In 1975 Bedford Rand Gowan and Estelle Gates Gowan were living in Pioneer, Louisiana. No children were born to this union.

William Travis Gowan, sixth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born August 5, 1904 probably in Kosciuscko. He died unmarried November 9, 1930 and was buried in County Line Baptist Church Cemetery south of Kosciusko in an adjacent grave to his parents.

Albert Earl Gowan, seventh child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born September 12, 1906. He was married August 14, 1932 to Mildred B. Taylor. In 1975 Albert Earl Gowan and Mildred B. Taylor Gowan lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. No children were born to this union.

Coleman Louis Gowan, eighth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born January 9, 1910, probably at Kosciuscko. He was married April 22, 1939 to Katherine Robinson, who was born in 1916. Katherine Robinson Gowan died in 1960. Coleman Louis Gowan was remarried January 27, 1965 to Nannie Lee Madison. In 1975 Coleman Louis Gowan and Nannie Lee Madison Gowan lived in Delhi, Louisiana.

Children born to Coleman Louis Gowan and Katherine Robinson Gowan include:

George Everett Gowan born December 22, 1939
Alice Jane Gowan born January 5, 1946

George Everett Gowan and Katherine Robinson Gowan, first child of Coleman Louis Gowan, was born December 22, 1939. He was married in July 1962 to Carolyn Kay Grice. In 1975 George Everett Gowan and Carolyn Kay Grice Gowan, lived in Winnsboro, Louisiana.

Children born to George Everett Gowan and Carolyn Kay Grice Gowan include:

James Coleman Gowan born May 3, 1963
William Garner Gowan born June 2, 1965
John Quitman Gowan born March 19, 1968
Katherine Lanier Gowan born September 7, 1970

Alice Jane Gowan, second child of Coleman Louis Gowan and Katherine Robinson Gowan, was born January 5, 1946.

Johnson J. Gowan, ninth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born March 14, 1911, probably in Kosciusko. He was married September 2, 1940 to Laura Margrite Bertram. In 1975 they lived in Delhi, Louisiana.

Children born to Johnson J. Gowan and Laura Margrite Bertram include:

John David Gowan born August 7, 1941

John David Gowan, only child of Johnson J. Gowan and Laura Margrite Bertram Gowan, was born August 7, 1941. He was married March 14, 1963 to Elizabeth Lambert.

Children born to John David Gowan and Elizabeth Lambert include:

John Mark Gowan born about 1966

Jane Gowan, tenth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born May 11, 1913. She was married August 14, 1938 to William Jackson Cole. In 1975 William Jackson Cole and Jane Gowan cole were living in Delhi, Louisiana. No children were born to them.

Ruth Gowan, eleventh child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born about 1915. She was married about 1935 to Joseph Paul O’Neal. In 1975 Joseph Paul O’Neal and Ruth Gowan O’Neal.

Alice Clare Gowan, second child of Samuel Teague Gowan and Mary Alice Gray Gowan, was born February 15, 1936. She was married August 30, 1957 to Gordon Bard Martin. In 1975 Gordon Gard Martin and Alic Clare Gowan Martin lived in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Children born to them include:

Mary Teague Martin born September 23, 1959
Alice Ashley Martin born April 29, 1964

Bedford Rand Gowan, fifth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born August 20, 1902 probably in Kosciuscko. He was married Janaury 24, 1934 to Estelle Gates. In 1975 Bedford Rand Gowan and Estelle Gates Gowan were lving in Pioneer, Louisiana. No children were born to this union.

William Travis Gowan, sixth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born August 5, 1904 probably in Kosciuscko. He died unmarried November 9, 1930 and was buried in County Line Baptist Church Cemetery South of Kosciusko in an adjacent grave to his parents.

Albert Earl Gowan, seventh child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born September 12, 1906. He was married August 14, 1932 to Mildred B. Taylor. In 1975 Albert Earl Gowan and Mildred B. Taylor Gowan lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. No children were born to this union.

Coleman Louis Gowan, eighth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born January 9, 1910, probably at Kosciuscko. He was married April 22, 1939 to Katherine Robinson, who was born in 1916. Katherine Robinson Gowan died in 1960. Coleman Louis Gowan was remarried January 27, 1965 to Nannie Lee Madison. In 1975 Coleman Louis Gowan and Nannie Lee Madison Gowan lived in Delhi, Louisiana.

Children born to Coleman Louis Gowan and Katherine Robinson Gowan include:

George Everett Gowan born December 22, 1939
Alice Jane Gowan born January 5, 1946

George Everett Gowan and Katherine Robinson Gowan, first child of Coleman Louis Gowan, was born December 22, 1939. He was married in July 1962 to Carolyn Kay Grice. In 1975 George Everett Gowan and Carolyn Kay Grice Gowan, lived in Winnsboro, Louisiana.

Children born to George Everett Gowan and Carolyn Kay Grice Gowan include:

James Coleman Gowan born May 3, 1963
William Garner Gowan born June 2, 1965
John Quitman Gowan born March 19, 1968
Katherine Lanier Gowan born September 7, 1970

Alice Jane Gowan, second child of Coleman Louis Gowan and Katherine Robinson Gowan, was born January 5, 1946.

Johnson J. Gowan, ninth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born March 14, 1911, probably in Kosciusko. He was married September 2, 1940 to Laura Margrite Bertram. In 1975 they lived in Delhi, Louisiana.

Children born to Johnson J. Gowan and Laura Margrite Bertram include:

John David Gowan born August 7, 1941

John David Gowan, only child of Johnson J. Gowan and Laura Margrite Bertram Gowan, was born August 7, 1941. He was married March 14, 1963 to Elizabeth Lambert.

Children born to John David Gowan and Elizabeth Lambert include:

John Mark Gowan born about 1966

Jane Gowan, tenth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born May 11, 1913. She was married August 14, 1938 to William Jackson Cole. In 1975 William Jackson Cole and Jane Gowan Cole were living in Delhi, Louisiana. No children were born to them.

Ruth Gowan, eleventh child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born about 1915. She was married about 1935 to Joseph Paul O’Neal. In 1975 Joseph Paul O’Neal and Ruth Gowan O’Neal were living in Delhi, Louisiana.

Children born to them include:

Joe Mack O’Neal born December 8, 1941
William Fred O’Neal born October 15, 1958

Paul Chatman Gowan, twelvth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born August 3, 1917, probably to Kosciuscko. He was married January 25, 1945 to Norma Faye Marsh. In 1975 Paul Chatman Gowan and Norma Faye Marsh Gowan, were living in Epps, Louisiana.

Children born to Paul Chatman Gowan and Norma Faye Marsh Gowan include:

Paul Chatman Gowan II born January 8, 1949
James Earl Gowan born October 17, 1952

Paul Chatman Gowan II, first child of Paul Chatman Gowan and Norma Faye Marsh Gowan, was born January 8, 1949. He was married September 5, 1970 to Donna Dean LaPrairie.

Children born to Paul Chatman Gowan II and Donna Dean LaPrairie include:

Kathryn Michele Gowan born September 14, 1972
George McClain Gowan, thirteenth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born about 1920, probably in Kosciuscko. He was married to Maxine Boutwell in 1947. In 1975 George McClain Gowan and Maxine Boutwell lived in Epps, Louisiana.

Children born to them include:

Sandra Alice Gowan born about 1946
Janice Gowan born about 1949

Marvin Glen Gowan, fourteenth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born July 6, 1923. He was married about 1948 to Juanita Elizabeth Smith. In 1975 Marvin Glenn Gowan and Juanita Elizabeth Smith lived in Epps, Louisiana.

Children born to Marvin Glenn Gowan and Juanita Elizabeth Smith Gowan include:

Stephen Lynn Gowan born November 15, 1955

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Matilda Rose “Mattie” Gowan, third child of Jesse Cledy Gowan and Frances Rogers “Fannie” Dodd Gowan, was born March 29, 1875. She appeared as “M. M. Gowan, a five-year-old, in the household of her father in the 1880 census of Attala County. She died October 11, 1890 unmarried.

She was buried in the Gowan-Dodd Cemetery located five miles south, one mile west of Kosciuscko, near the graves of her parents.

William Alexander Gowan, fourth child of Jesse Cledy Gowan and Frances Rogers “Fannie” Dodd Gowan, was born February 24, 1877 in Kosciuscko. He appeared as a three-year-old in the household of his father in the 1880 census of Attala County.

He was married to Rose Harget Harkens December 29, 1909. She was born in 1887. William Alexander Gowan died January 14, 1936, and Rosa Margaret Harkins Gowan died in 1971.

Children born to them include:

Martha Theresa Gowan born October 31, 1911
William Alexander Gowan born January 3, 1915
Hugh Lee Gowan born August 29, 1929

Martha Theresa Gowan, first child of William Alexander Gowan and Rosa Margaret Harkins Gowan, was born October 31, 1911. She was married June 30, 1935 to Alexander Morriss Warwick. No children were born to Alexander Morriss Warwick and Martha Theresa Gowan Warwick.
William Alexander Gowan, Second child of William Alexander Gowan and Rosa Margaret Harkns Gowan, was born January 3, 1915. He was married November 25, 1935 to Mary Elizabeth Wright. Mary Elizabeth Wright Gowan was born in 1916 and died in 1961. William Alexander Gowan was married second to Lynnie S. Smith November 30, 1962. In 1975 William Alexander Gowan and Lynnie S. Smith Gowan lived in Jackson.

Children born to William Alexander Gowan and Mary Elizbeth Wright Gowan include:

Rosemary Gowan born August 21, 1938
William Alexander Gowan born December 2, 1942
Elizabeth Ann Gowan born May 13, 1950

Rosemary Gowan, first child of William Alexander Gowan and Mary Elizabeth Wright Gowan, was born August 21, 1938. She was married June 11, 1960 to James Thomas Guglielmo.

Children born to James Thomas Guglielmo and Rosemary Gowan Guglielmo include:

Elizabeth Lea Guglielmo born June 6, 1963
James Thomas Guglielmo, Jr. born September 10, 1969

William Alexander Gowan, second child of William Alexander Gowan and Mary Elizabeth Wright Gowan , was born December 2, 1942. He was married June 4, 1966 to Donna Louise Brawley. In 1975 William Alexander Gowan and Mary Elizabeth Gowan were living in Jackson.

Children born to them include:

Lauren Elizabeth Gowan born January 29, 1967
William Alexander Gowan born August 8, 1969

Elizabeth Ann Gowan, third child of William Alexander Gowan and Mary Elizabeth Wright Gowan, was born May 13, 1950. On May 1, 1972 she was married to Guy Gurnbow, Jr.

Nothing more is known of Guy Gurnbow, Jr, Elizabeth Ann Gowan or descendants.

Hugh Lee Gowan, third child of William Alexander Gowan and Rosa Margaret Jarloms Gowan, was born August 29, 1929. He was married August 18, 1951, wife’s name unknown. In 1975 Hugh Lee Gowan lived in Pickens, Mississippi.

Children born to Hugh Lee Gowan include:

Hugh Gowan born August 21, 1957
Meredith Ann Gowan born July 23, 1961

Jesse Earl Gowan, fifth child of Jesse Cledy Gowan and Frances Rogers “Fannie” Dodd Gowan, was born February 20, 1879. He appeared in the 1880 census of Attala County as a one-year-old living in the household of his father. After attending public school at Kosciuscko he enrolled at Birmingham Dental College and was graduated there in 1906 as a doctor of dental surgery. In 1906 he opened a dental office in Clanton, Alabama.

On April 20, 1908 he was married to Ruth Johnson, daughter of Dr. Joseph S. Johnson and Sallie Strock Johnson, according to “History of Alabama.” Phillip Alan Gowan records the date as April 23, 1909.

In “History of Alabama,” page 672, appears the following paragraph:

“Dr. Gowan is properly proud of his ancestral records, which shows loyal and patriotic service on both sides of the family in the American Revolution. His grandfather, Alexander Gowan, was a native of South Carolina, and the first name of the grandmother was Martha, and they were married in South Carolina, from which state they later moved to Mississippi. The paternal great-grandfather, Gen. John Gowan, served as an officer in the American Revolution. The maternal grandfather was William W. Dodd, born in Kentucky in 1806, and he married Meary Teague, born at Montgomery Alabama.”

Dr. Jesse Earl Gowan died September 23, 1957, probably at Clanton, Alabama.

Children born to Dr. Jesse Earl Gowan and Ruth Johnson Gowan include:

Jesse Samuel Gowan born April 30, 1910
Joe Earl Gowan born July 6, 1914
Ruth Johnson Gowan born January 18, 1919
Paul Martins Gowan born January 15, 1923
Sallie Dodd Gowan born September 23,1930

Jesse Samuel Gowan, first child of Dr, Jesse Earl Gowan and Ruth Johnson Gowan, was born April 30, 1910, probably in Clanton.

He was married April 23, 1939 to Miriam Baker Dunn. In 1940, Dr. Jesse Samuel Gowan, a dentist, like his father, and Miriam Baker Dunn Gowan were living at 613 Locust Avenue, Huntsville, Alabama. His office was located at 601 Times Building. Miriam Baker Dunn Gowan was employed by the Department of Public Welfare at that time.

The Huntsville city directory carried listings for the couple in its 1940, 1943, 1947, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1961 and 1971 editions. In the 1971 edition Miriam Baker Dunn Gowan, a teacher at the Huntsville High School, residing at 1016 McClung Avenue SE, was listed alone.

In 1975 Dr. Jesse Samuel Gowan and Miriam Baker Dunn Gowan continued to live in Huntsville, Alabama.

Children born to Dr. Jesse Samuel Gowan and Miriam Baker Dunn Gowan include:

JoAnna Gowan born January 23, 1941
Jesse Paul Gowan born October 6, 1943
Joe Perry Gowan born June 13, 1945

JoAnna Gowan, first child of Dr. Jesse Samuel Gowan and Miriam Baker Dunn Gowan, was born January 23, 1941 at Huntsville, Alabama. She was married November 7, 1959 to William LaVern Burkett.

Children born to William LaVern Burkett and JoAnna Gowan Burkett include:

William Earl Burkett born November 19, 1961
Martha Ann Burkett born May 19, 1968

Jessie Paul Gowan, second child of Dr. Jesse Samuel Gowan and Miriam Baker Dunn Gowan, was born January 23, 1941, at Huntsville, Alabama. He was married in May 1965 to Yolanda Lee. He was employed as a technician at Brown Engineering Company, Huntsville. He died May 15, 1969.

Children born to Jessie Paul Gowan and Yolanda Lee Gowan include:

Paul Alan Gowan born April 14, 1966
Audra Elizabeth Gowan born December 26, 1967
Michael David Gowan born October 1, 1969

Yolanda Lee Gowan in 1971 continued to live at 1010 McClung Avenue SE in the same block with her husband’s parents.

Joe Pery Gowan, third child of Dr. Jesse Samuel Gowan and Miriam Baker Dunn Gowan, was born June 13, 1945 at Huntsville, Alabama. In 1971 he was shown in the city directory as a student living at the home of his mother at 1016 McClung Avenue S.E. in Huntsville.

He was married to Sarah Clark May 2, 1973. Nothing more is known of Joe Perry Gowan, Sarah Clark Gowan or descendants.

Joe Earl Gowan, second child of Dr. Jesse Earl Gowan and Ruth Johnson Gowan, was born July 6, 1914, probably at Clanton. He was married February 11, 1942 to Elizabeth Warrick, who was born in 1918. Elizabeth Warrick Gowan died in 1971, and Joe Earl Gowan, a dentist, was remarried to Lucylle Nelson Lolley. In 1975 Joe Earl Gowan and Lucylle Nelson Lolley Gowan lived on Gowan Road in Clanton.

Children born to Dr. Joe Earl Gowan and Elizabeth Warrick include:

Walter Earl Gowan born December 2, 1945
Barnette Dodd Gowan born April 23, 1950

Walter Earl Gowan, first child of Dr. Joe Earl Gowan and Elizabeth Warrick Gowan, was born December 2, 1945, probably in Clanton. He was married September 2, 1972 to Carole Frances Railey. Names of children born to Walter Earl Gowan and Carole Frances Railey Gowan are unknown.

Barnett Dodd Gowan, second child of Dr. Joe Earl Gowan and Elizabeth Warrick Gowan, was born April 23, 1950 in Clanton.

Ruth Johnson Gowan, third child of Dr. Jesse Earl Gowan and Ruth Johnson Gowan, was born January 18, 1919, probably at Clanton. She was married January 1, 1939 to John Manning Higgins. In 1975 they lived in Clanton.

Children born to John Manning Higgins and Ruth Johnson Gowan include:

Ruth Mary Higgins born February 13, 1955
Sallie Juliet Higgins born April 6, 1959

Paul Mertins Gowan, fourth child of Dr. Jesse Earl Gowan and Ruth John Gowan, was born January 15, 1923 at Clanton. He was married January 8, 1949 to Ellen Shiff.

Children born to Paul Mertins Gowan and Ellen Shiff Gowan include:

Earl Harrington Gowan born July 13, 1950
Paul Mertins Gowan, Jr. born March 5, 1953
Karl Strock Gowan born September 24, 1956

Earl Harrington Gowan, first child of Paul Mertins Gowan and Ellen Shiff Gowan, was born July 13, 1950. He was married July 1, 1972 to Diana Ruth Driver. Names of children born to Earl Harrington Gowan and Diana Ruth Driver Gowan are unknown.

Paul Mertins Gowan, Jr., second child of Paul Mertins Gowan and Ellen Shiff Gowan, was born March 5, 1953.

Karl Strock Gowan, third child of Paul Mertins Gowan and Ellen Shiff Gowan, was born September 24, 1956.

Sallie Dodd Gowan, fifth child of Dr. Jess Earl Gowan and Ruth Johnson Gowan, was born September 23, 1930.

She was married January 29, 1949 to Francis William Speaks. In 1975 Francis William Speaks and Sallie Dodd Gowan Speaks lived in Clanton.

Children born to them include:

Susan Leigh Speaks born December 16, 1950
Francis William Speaks born August 12, 1952
Christopher Gowan Speaks born March 7, 1965
Ellen Dodd Speaks born April 28, 1971

Luther Morris Gowan, sixth child of Jesse Cledy Gowan and Frances Rogers “Fannie” Dodd Gowan, was born October 11, 1881, at Kosciusko. He was married to Leila Ann Biggs December 13, 1903.

In 1975 Luther Morris Gowan at age 93 lived in Weir, Mississippi. Children born to Luther Morris Gowan and Leila Ann Biggs Gowan include:

Willie Andrew Gowan born February 26, 1905
Myrven Everett Gowan born December 27, 1906
Morris Biggs Gowan born September 2, 1910
Jesse Meek Gowan born June 5, 1921

Willie Andrew Gowan, first child of Luthr Morris Gowan and Leila Ann Biggs Gowan, was born February 26, 1905. He was married March 1, 1937 to Katherine Farish.

Children born to Willie Andrew Gowan and Katherine Farish Gowan include:

Daphine Gowan born February 2, 1930

Daphine Gowan, only child of Willie Andrew Gowan and Katherine Farish, was born February 2, 1930. She was married about 1951 to C. P. Strong, Jr.

Children born to C. P. Strong, Jr. and Daphine Gowan Strong include:

Vickey Strong born August 3, 1953

Myrven Everett Gowan, second child of Luther Morris Gowan and Leila Ann Biggs Gowan, was born December 27, 1906. In 1975 he lived in Weir.

Morris Biggs Gowan, third child of Luther Morris Gowan and Leila Ann Biggs Gowan, was born September 2, 1910. He was married June 15, 1963, at age 53 to Pauline Gilbert Cook. In 1975 Morris Biggs Gowan and Pauline Gilbert Cook Gowan lived in Weir. No children were born to them.

Jesse Meek Gowan, fourth child of Luther Morris Gowan and Leila Ann Biggs Gowan, was born June 5, 1921. He was married March 15, 1947 to Elizabeth Jinkins. In 1975 they lived in Edwards, Mississippi.

Children born to Jesse Meek Gowan and Elizabeth Jinkins Gowan include:

Billy Morris Gowan born July 14, 1948

Billy Morris Gowan, only child of Jesse Meek Gowan and Elizabeth Jinkins Gowan, was born July 14, 1948.

Amzi Meek Gowan, seventh child of Jesse Cledy Gowan and Frances Rogers “Fannie” Dodd Gowan, was born February 16, 1885 at Kosciuscko. He was married September 20, 1911 to Kathryn Nell Mullins. Amzi Meek Gowan died July 31, 1965.
Children born to Amzi Meek Gowan and Kathryn Nell Mullins Gowan include:

William Amzi Gowan born July 11, 1913
Mildred Nell Gowan born July 11, 1913
Sarah Frances Gowan born October 14, 1929

William Amzi Gowan, first child of Amzi Meek Gowan and Kathryn Nell Mullins Gowan, was born July 11, 1913. He died July 18, 1934 unmarried.

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Alexander Gowan, believed to be the fifth child of John Gowan was born in North Carolina in lB16, according to Phillip Alan Gowan. However the American Historic al Society in its “History of Alabama,” page 672, states that “Alexander Gowan was a native of South Carolina,” probably quoting Dr. Jesse Earl Gowan, a grandson.
Alexander Gowan was married about 133$ in South Carolina to Martha McCarter, according to “History of Ala~ama.” According to Phillip
4U~ . Alan Gowan they were married in Attala County, Mississippi.
Alexander Gowan appeared in Attala County, Mississippi in the late la30’s. His family was enumerated in the 1840, lB50 and 1260 census reports of that county. He died there April 28, 1869.
Children born to Ale~ander Gowan and Martha McCarter Gowan
include:

Eda Gowan born in 1835
Garrett Gowan born July 2, 1841
Isaac Gowan born January 10, 1844
Dr. Jesse D. Gowan born in 1845
Alexander Gowan born September 28, 1859

Eda Gowan, believed to be the first child of Alexander Gowan
was born in either South Carolina or Attala County, Mississippi
in 1835. She appeared in the 1850 and 1860 census reports of Attala
County, according to Phillip Alan Gowan. About 1860 she was
married, husband’s name Dic~ens, Nothing more is known of Eda Gowan
Dicens or descendants.
Garrett Gowan, second known child of Alexander Gowan and Martha McCarter Gowan and apparently a namesake of his grandmother’s family, was born July 2, 1841 in Attala County, Mississippi.
He appeared in the Attala County, Mississippi census returns of 1850, 1860 and 1870, and was enumerated in Grayson County, Texas in 188~0. Upon his death, his body was returned to Sallis, Attala County, Mississippi for burial. Names of descendants are unknown.
Isaac Gowan, third known child of Alexander Gowan and Martha McCarter Gowan was born in Attala County, Mississippi January 10, 1844. About 1866 he was married to Sarah Shelly and later was married to Frances Sudduth. He appeared in the 1850 and 1860 census reports of Attala CountyO He died February 23, 1914, place unknown.
Children born to Isaac Gowan include:
R. Isaac “Ike” Gowan born in 1874
R. Isaac “Ike” Gowan, only known child of Isaac Gowan and Sarah Shelly Gowan, was born in la74, probably in Attala, County, Mississippi. He died in 1958, place unknown.
Children born to R. Isaac “Ike~ Gowan include:
Austin Gowan born about 1904
Austin Gowan, only known child of R. Isaac ~Ike” Gowan was born about 1904. Nothing more is known of this individual or descen­dants.
Jesse D. Gowan, fourth known child of Alexander Gowan and Martha McCa~ter Gowan, was born about 1~45 in Attala County, ~lississippi.
About 1869 he was married to Fannie Dodd, daughter of William Dodd and Mary Teague ~odd at Kosciusko, Mississippi, where they maintained their home thooughout their lif~times.
Jesse D. Gowan was a farmer and a realtor there, according to the American Historical Society,” “History of Alabama,” in 1927 when the volume was published.
Nine children were born to Jesse D. Gowan and Fannie Dodd
Gowan:

Jennie Gowan born about 1871
Everett Gowan born about 1873
Mattie Gowan born about 1875
Will Ellis Gowan born about 1877
Jesse Earl Gowan born February 20, 187g
Amzi Gowan born about la82
Nell Gowan born about 1886
Mary Gowan born about 1899
Morris Gowan born about 1892

Jennie Gowan, first child of Jesse D. Gowan and Fannie Dodd Gowan, was born about 1871 at Kosciusko, Mississippi.
409 . Abput 1895 she was married to Dr. R. E. Dickens. Three children, names unknown were born to Dr. R. E. Dickens and Jennie 60wan Dickens.
Everett Gowan, second child of Jesse D. Gowan and Fannie Dodd Gowan, was born about 1~73 at Kosciusko, Mississippi. About 1895 he was married to Alice Wooten. Fourteen children, names unknown, were born to Everett Gowan and AlicE Wotten Gowan.
Mattie Gowan, third child of Jesse D. Gowan and Fannie Dodd Gowan, was born about 1~75 at Kosciusko, Mississippi. He died at age 16.
Will Ellis Gowan, fourth child of Jesse ~. Gowan and Fannie Dodd Gowan, was born about 1~77 at Kosciusko, Mississippi.
About 1900 he was married to Ros~ Harkins. Four children, names unknown, were born to Will Ellis Gowan and Rosa Harkins Gowan.
Dr. Jesse Earl Gowan, fifth child of Jesse D. Gowan and Fannie Dodd Gowan, was born February 20, 18~79 at Kosciusko, Mississippi.
After attending public schools at Kosciusko he enrolled at the ~rrming­ham Dental College and was graduated in 1906 as a doctor of dental surgery. In 1906 he opened a dental office at Clanton, Mississippi.
On April 20, 1906 he was married to Ruth Johnson J3/1.1), daughter of ~r. Joseph 5. Johnson and Sallie Strock Johnson.
In “History of Alabama, page g 672, appears the following paragraph:
“Dr. Gowan is properly proud of his ancestral records, which shows loyal and patriotic service on both sides of the family in the American Revolution. His grandfather, Alexander Gowan, was a native of South Carolina, and the first name of the grandmother ~v was Martha, and they were married in South Carolina, from which state they later moved to Mississippi. The paternal great‑grandfather, General John Gowan, served ae an officer in the American Revolution. The maternal grandfather was William Dodd, a native of Kentucky, and he married Mary Teague, Montgomery, Alabama.”
Nothing more is known of Dr. Jesse Earl Gowan and Ruth Johnson Gowan. Children born to them include:

Jesse Sam Gowan born about 1910
Joe Earl Gowan born about 1912
Ruth Gowan born about 1915
Paul Mertins Gowan born about 1918

Amzi Gowan, sixth child of Jesse D. Gowan and Fannie
. Dodd Gowan, was born about 1382 at Kosciusko, Mississippi.
About 1905 he was married to Nell Mullins. Two children, names unknown, were born to Amzi Gowan and Nell Mullins Gowan. Nothing more is known of this couple or descendants.
Nell Gowan, seventh child of Jesse D. Gowan and Fannie Dodd Gowan was born about 1866 at Kosciusko, Mississippi. About 1906 she was married to Ross Mullins, believed to be a brother to Nell Mullins Gowan. Two children, names unknown, were born to this union before the untimely death of Ross Mullins. Later ~ell Gowan Mullins was m~ried to Oscar Jones and one son was born to this union before 1927. Nothing more is known of Oscar Jones, Nell Gowan Mullins Jones or descendants.
Mary Gowan, eighth child of Jesse D. Gowan and Fannie Dodd Gowan, was born about 1889 at Kosciusko, Mississippi. She died at nine months.
Morris Gowan, ninth child of Jesse D. Gowan and Fannie Dodd Gowan was born about 1892 at Kosciusko, Mississippi. He was married to Lela Biggs about 1912. Four children, names unknown, were born to Morris Gowan and Lela Biggs Gowan Alexander Gowan, fifth known child of Alexander Gowan and Martha McCarter Gowan, was born in Attala County, Mississippi
411 . September 2a, 1859. On April 11, 1894 he was married to Sallie ~ood in Attala County, Mississippi. He died ~xe November 2Z, 1904, place unknown. Children born to Alexander 60wan and Sallie Wood Gowan are unknown.
A Frank Young Gowan, a son of Lewis Gowan, both unidentified, but possibly a son and grandson of Alexander Gowan, were living in Kosciusko, Mississippi in 1972. m Hugh M. Gowan, believed to be third child of John Gowan was born about 1785 probably in Orange County, North Carolina. He appeared in Rutherford County, North Carolina in 1820 where he received land from Abraham Brandon, according to Deed ~ook 32‑3~, page 19~.
On February 23, lBl~ he witnessed the transfer of 200 acres of land in Rutherford County from Alexander ~owan, believed to be his brother, Alexan­der Gowan, to Robert Wells~ Hugh M. Gowan signed his name with an “X”, indicating illiteracy.

Hugh M. Gowan next appears in ~arion County, Mississippi in 1826 where he witnessed a legal instrument for Elizabeth Lott, according to ~ook ~, page 154.
He did not appear as the head of a household in the census of Mississippi for either 1~20 ~ or 1830, indicating perhaps that he did not marry. In the 1830 census of Copiah County, Mississippi a “white male, age 40‑60” appearea in the household of Meredith Gowan, a ne~phew of Hugh M. Gowan and this individual is believed to be Hugh M. Gowan ~56/3.3).
Nothing more is known of this individual or descendants.
Daniel Gowen, believed to be the fourth child of Alexander Gowen was born about 1757 probably in Virginia. He removed with his father to Orange County, North Carolina about 1770.
He appeared in the 1790 census of Fairfield County, Camden District, South Carolina as the head of a household composed of “one male over 16 years,
412. three males under 16 and two females.”
Notheng more is known of this individual or descendants.
Henry Gowen, believed to be the fifth child of Alexander Eowen was born about 1760, probably in Virginia. He ~ removed with his father to Orange County, North Carolina about 1770.
He appeared in the 1790 census of Fairfield County, Camden Di~trict, South Carolina as “Henry Gowin” head of household composed of “one male over 16, one male under 16 addthree females.”
Nothing more is known of this individual or descendants.

Alexander Gowen is believed to have been born in Virginia about 1720 of parents unknown. He was married about 1745, wife’s name unknown, and shortly afterwards removed to Orange Couuntyt North Carolina

Alexander Gowen appeared in the legal records of tkrtx~u Orange County when he and his son, Alexander Gowen, Jr. ~iqx signed a petition requesting thtt Orange C~ nty be divided and the boundar­ie ~ early defined!~according to “Colonial Records of North Carolina~by Clarke, Volume 9, page 80~. Since the petition was granted and

Count~was carved from Orange County in 1771, it is believed that the Gowen signatures were affi~ed about 1770. The ~etition was addressed to the last royal governor of the colony.
Other signors included John 60wen Daniel Gowen and Enas Gowen, unidentified.
Chatham ) ~ount~,
_hildrr‑rl 1~3rn to i;lrxandtr ~owen are belitvr~tJ to incluo’s:
Alt‑~xandL~r ‘,olJ~rn, Jr. hf7rn a’~out 175C
Jesse O~c~ n ~ born about 17’‑2
~_ ~ horn abou t 1754
ani. 1 . o wc n (~,7/1‑4) b o rn about 1757
Hcnry .~owcr ( ‘~7/1. 5 ) born 2.00U t 1761J
.ilc~xandcr ‘,ol~c~n, ~r. (~7/1.1), l~clii_ved to bc~ thc first child of al.~x­an~ r Ju~c~n ( ,r~’/l.lJ ~,~a/i barn abou‑t 1753, probably ir ‘~ir~inia. I‑~r rf~­movec’ ~ his fa~h~r’r f2mily to i~range _ounty, ”orth ~ olin2 .!~hcrr ‘.­sit‑Jfilc~c’ thc~ ‑)c‑’‑i‑ ion for par’Lit‑’on. Foll~win~ tnQ .’~.f~volu’i3n~ry .ar h~ rernov .d alorln wi th his bro‑thcrs to ~ar7df n ii~‑trict~ . outh Carnl.’ na, .~rhaps to land rrcc7 vcd for r.7ilitary sc~rvicn.s.
Hc app.n2r ~d ~n thc 17~30 ccnsus of f‑Lirfif lc‑l ~;ounty as “i~1clX ~3W~ .ns ~ale ovc 1′, ~an~ m~le undcr lG, ‑threc frr7alt‑s, n3 ~lavrs and n;~ f‑ !C’ co1or~J · r..~ s ns . ”
.’il_x2nr 3~‑rn, ~Ir. (:~7/l.L) app~arcd in July 17~31 in thc ‘ DS ~
~=‑.’2~ Hf. receiv d Z lan.’ f3rant from ‘tfSE /t2tn ~ r Tenrl.~sscc~ i n
1~314, an~l i.t i ~ nawn ‑tr7at this rt~cipir‑~nt harl Torr7r~rly 1~ vcl’ in Lrc~nnc~
_ount~, ~o‑th .~arclin2. I’iothin~ mor~ is known of this inc~iv. c’uzl r ‘ his
descendants.
Jesse ~owen, helieved to be the second child of Alexandr Gowen, was born about 1752 probably in Virginia. He removed w*th his father’s family to Orange County, North Carolina. Following the ~evolutionary War he re~oved along with his brothers to Camden District, Fairfield County, South Carolina. His household was enumerab ted in the 1790 census of that county as “Je~se Goin, one male over 16, two males under 16, one female, no slaves and no free colored persons.”
It is believed that among the children born to Jesse Go~en wass
Jesse Gowen s born about 1772.
Jesse 60wen, assumed to be the son of Jesse Gowen was born about 1772 probably in Orange County, North Carolina. Later he lived in C~mden District, Fairfield County, South Carolina when his ~atherls household was snumerated in the 1790 census.
/ It i8 believed that he removed to Mississippi in the 15305 along with other members of the family. A”Je ~ ~ en~’l appeared in then
4 \ 1840 census of Smith County, adjoining the ouseholds of John M. G~ ­\ e~c~ an ~ and Richard Gowan, assumed to he his \ first cousins once‑removed.
The household was enumerated in the 1840 census of Smith County, page 228 as:
“Gowens, Jesse white male 60‑70 white female 60‑70 white male 20‑30 white male 5‑10”
Jesse Gowen, a farmer, owned two slaves at the time of the 1840 census.

John Gowen believed to be the third son of Alexander Gowen, was born about 1754, probably in Virginia. He removed with his father’s family to Orange County, North Carolina, living there about 1770. It is believed that he served in the Revolutiona War as a North Carolina soldier. During the Revolutionary War the spelling of his name was changed from Gowen to Gowan. Following the war he removed with his brothers to Camden District, Fairfield County, South Carolina. His household W.IS 1 scad in ~he 1790 census of that county as: “Goin, John white male over 16 white male under 16 three females No slaves and no free colored persons were members of the household. It is believed that children born to John Gowan include:

Alexander Gowan born about 1775
John Gowan born about 1780
Hugh M. Gowan born about 1785
Garrett Gowan born about 1790

The following article was wntten Phillip Gowan, a former Corsicana resident now living in Hermitage, Tenn. The reading class referred to by Gowan in the piece was at Drane Junior E [igh School in Corsicana, and the teacher was Mrs. Ella Fultun. Derek Rogers, who is referred to in the article, spent his first week in America in 1979 in Corsicana. Gowan grew up in Corsicana and graduated from Corsicana High School in 1971.

Like so many things in life, the voyage was the result of happen­stance. It was a stormy afternoon in the 1960s and tornado warn­ings had been issued for north­eastern Texas. Our reading teach­er had a difficult time keeping her class under control and in exas­peration she sentenced each of us to write a report based on Nation­a~ Geographic Magazine articles. ~y eyes fell randomly on the sto­ry of a small group of people returning to an island called Tris­t;an da Cunha after a volcanic eruption had forced their exile in 1961. The destination was described as the ~41i~ i61and in the world.” Thus began my deep and enduring interest in a tiny speck in the South Atlantic Ocean.
For nearly 30 years I enter­tained the hope of someday walk­ing on the soil of Tristan da Cunha and for 20 of those years made serious inquiries in an attempt to secure passage. But this island is unlike any other in the world. There are no regularly scheduled ships traveling to this remote out­post, located 1,800 miles south­west of Cape Town, South Africa. The distance and topography of the island make air travel impos­sible. On occasion fishing boats venture out in search of spiny lob­sters which thrive in Tristan waters, but the owners of these vessels were difficult to identify, and when I did make contact, they ~latly refused to consider trans­porting me. Even worse, the 320 souls on Tristan comprise a society closed to tourism and permission is required (and routinely denied) ~o would‑be visitors.
But for many years I had nur­~ured an ace in my deck of cards. As a child I established a friend­$hip with a little island boy named ~ereck Rogers. We corresponded as best we could as mail takes as long as six months to arrive on Tristan. After reaching adulthood I managed to bring him him to Nashville to visit on several occa‑

:jIUI~ ~IU vve Uel;~lle Llle vel~ ue:: L
of friends. ~e was the first person from Tristan da Cunha ever to come to America.
In November of 1992 I discov­ered that a fishing boat would be leaving Cape Town for Tristan in January. A British mailboat would also be making a brief call on the island late in the same month and would continue on to South Africa. A flurry of calls, letters and telegrams to that country and to England finally yielded per­mission to travel. And my long­time friend intervened and secured permission from the Tris­tan island council for an outsider to visit. I would be the first person ever to be allowed to vacation on Tristan da Cunha.
On a sunny summer day in the southern hemisphere, I am an oddity among the rough South African crew of a small fishing vessel sailing through the back­waters of Nowhere. After a 29­hour flight from Nashville to Cape Town, I had watched the city slip away on the horizon and for seven endless days there was nothing to see but he swells and valleys of a treacherous span of ocean known as the Roaring ~orties. By the fourth day ou$ ~here was not a single sea bird to be seen. The fishing vessel was small, dark, damp and dirty. I was provided with one towel and no washcloth to last the week and the water from the taps of the shower was rusty.
Near to Tristan a huge body of air flows to the northeast over a body of water running down to the southwest. This produces “abnormal waves” resulting in the violent waters and dreaded anchorage of Tristan da Cunha. The ocean grew progressively worse the final three days of the trip and we feared we wouldn’t be able to get ashore even after arriv­ing. But a rare calm spread across the waters during the early mom­ing of January 21 and by daybreak Tristan lay just ahead, lush and inviting.
Glancing across the water to the little island settlement, my consciousness surrendered to a single sight and wordless emotion. I did not think of the 30 years of dreaming of this moment. What remained of them was a quiet and solemn feeling. The feeling was a sum, and I did not have to count the parts that had gone to make it.
The sight was its own meaning and pur~pose with no further end to reach.
It was not a town, only a cluster of houses scattered at random

ol tne mountain a~ove thelr roo~. The mountain was a stretch of rocks ground against one another with boulders hanging in precar­ious formations, with long dark crevices and other contorted shapes. The cliffs were blanketed with lush green grass, fern and moss. The coastline was a wall of sheer and jagged black cliffs pat­terned with vast lumps of broken stone and wildly raging foam blown into sheets by down draughts and whipped up to lash towards the albatrosses that glid­ed smoothly overhead.
To the east of the settlement my eyes fell on an ominous, black protrusion from the green earth– the volcano. It looked like a puffed, venomous mushroom with slop­py, unspecific fingers groveling toward the ocean. It was ugly, but coupled with my disdain for the sight was the realization that if this thing did not exist, I would never have heard of Tristan da Cunha.
Tristan was settled first in 1816 by a British garrison to prevent loyalists of Napoleon from a rescue attempt. Over the years various sailors shipwrecked in the waters and at one time five “duskie wom­en” volunteered to come from St. Helena Island to become wives. The present population is a mix­ture of Dutch, British, Scottish, American, Italian and “duskie” ancestry. There are only eight family names–Glass, Green, Hagan, Lavarelio, Patterson, Repetto, Rogers and Swain, and everyone is related through inter­marriage. There is no mental retardation, no childhood diseases and until sugar became more available in recent years, many
onginai teetn–witn no cavities. Life expectancy is 80 and even islanders in their 90s retain their original hair color.
The people speak an oddly Vic­torian form of English with a num­ber of peculiar aspects. All words beginning with vowels are pro­nounced beginning with an ~h” sound. It was good to know this in advance as I heard a baby referred to as h’ugly, an old woman addressed as h’Agnes, and my friend’s little daughter was admonished to h’eat her h’eggs. and no question of morals was involved when a little boy accused another of stealing his h’oar.
The population has a reputation of being shy and unfriendly to outsiders. But from the moment of my arrival I was treated like roy­alty. Tristan seems to be a micro­cosm of the outside world. They have an island gvssip, an island hypochondriac, an island drunk and an island “scary womanr (known to the children as ~Old Boo”). “Old Boo” is terrified of cam­eras and as I had mine around my neck most of the time, she avoided me like smallpox. My father provided Tristan with its first Polaroid in the 1970s snd many of the elderly people (includ­ing a br~vther of ~Old Boo”) thought it to be magic and fled whenever they saw it.

In 1961 the entire population of Tristan was exiled to England when a “flaming bubble” arose at the side of the settlement. The emergency evacuation of the island left the people with little more than the clothes they could witn tne ommous ~DuDDIe Deicn­ing lava they shed no tears and their faces tightened into retaining walls against the agony they felt. Upon arrival in South Africa they saw television, skyscrapers, hors­es and many other marvels as they drank in the sights of civi­lization in stunned amazement. But after 18 months of exile in England, they handed the mod­ern world a profound rebuke and voted almost unanimously to return to Tristan.
Prior to the volcano, Tristan da Cunha was largely ignored by the world. Women washed clothes in the island stream and dried them on boulders. There was no elec­tricity and bird fat was used in lamps. If one ventured out at night a firebrand was heated and waved in front of the feet to provide some meager light.

Today there is electricity [from 7 a.m. to midnight] and one finds most homes furnished with many modern conveniences. there are no telephones, only three motor vehicles, and televisions are worthless unless one owns a VC~ The people show little interest in events of the outside world or pol­itics although there is at least one Rush Limbaugh fan on the island and some of the people refer to Hillary Clinton as “America’s Cookie Monster.”

There has never been a divorce on Tristan and the doors of the homes are never locked. Although there is a jail, it has never been used. During my stay a violent gale blew in from the east with howling winds unll any I had

sanK ana ~ne ~nree people aDoara made it to shore bnnging along a squirrel monlcey. As Tristan is a disease‑free island an order was issued to destroy the monkey. The owners resisted and were arrest­ed. Theirs was the first cnme in the history of the island. They were sent directly offthe idand to a mailboat (which brou~ht the first mail since June) so the jail’s record of non‑use is intact.
My final day on Tnstan am~ed all too soon. The chief islanter, Lewis Glass, came to tell me I’d always be welcome back on Tris­tan. “Old Boo” stayed behint closed doors, safely away from my Minolta. Numerous i81anders came to give me presonts and Hilary Rogers boiled a bowl full of lobster tails for me. I thought about the long days I faced on the ocean and how far away my home was. But even the loneliest i~land­on the globe boasts proof that it is a small world–via the mailboat someone had sent two fruitcakes to the island council from my hometown of Corsicana, Texaa ·
I departed for Cape Town on January 28 in the lab aften~n. As Tristan became a va~ dlad­ow in the distance I wa~ pictur~ the people settling down to read their long‑awaited mail, gossip­ing about the arrest of the
key people,” and baskin~ in the silence broken only by the occa­sional crow of a rooster. And ~ I reached for my camera to take one final shot of the honzon, I fdt ca~ tain that a sigh of relief was echo­ing through the cotta~ze of ~OId Boo.”
carry as ~ney were wmsKea away to Cape Town. Fewer than a dozen had ever seen the outside world
Alexander Gowan, assumed to be the first child of John Gowen was born in North Carolina, proably Orange (or Chatham) County about 1775. Later his father’s family removed to Fairfield County, South Carolina. Later he returned to his native state, purchased land in Rutberford County, North Carolina in 1796. Th is transaction was recorded in Rutherford County Deed Book M‑Q, page 330 as “Alexander Going, grantee” of land from “James Huddleston, grantor.”

Garrett Hubert Gowan Needed
Elbowroom as He Moved West

Garrett Hubert Gowan, son of Richard Gowan and Susan Peacock Gowan, was born March 29, 1845 in Smith County, Mississippi. He was a student at Sylvarena Academy there at the outbreak of the Civil War, and at the age of 16 immedi­ately volunteered in the first Confederate company raised in Smith County for the Sixteenth Mississippi Infantry Regi­ment.

His regiment quickly moved to Virginia and reported to Gen. Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson just in time to partici­pate in the Battle of Cross Keys in June 1862. This engage­ment was followed in quick succession by the Battle of Seven Days, and the desperate Battle of Malvern Hill. During the battle, Pvt. Gowan was ordered to the rear and handed a dis­charge–the army had become aware that he was underage.

Garrett Hubert Gowan was sent home where he stewed in im­patience until his eighteenth birthday. On March 18, 1863 he re-enlisted, and because of the spirit of this eager young vol­unteer, he was allowed to return to Virginia to resume his place in his old company in the Sixteenth. Because of his youth, he was assigned to provost guard duty upon his return, but was finally allowed into combat in the Battle of Spotsylva­nia Courthouse. Here in May 1864 the armies of Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant grappled with each other for two weeks in hand-to-hand combat.

Young Gowan received a severe leg wound in the battle and was sent to the hospital. Six months later, after recovering from his wound, he was retreating with his regiment.

He was taken prisoner in North Carolina in a battle on the Wel­don & Petersburg Railroad. He was confined in Pt. Lookout, Maryland where he was paroled and exchanged in the fol­lowing winter.

Garrett Hubert Gowan returned home and was married May 16, 1866 to Mary Elizabeth Lyles, his classmate and childhood sweetheart. She was born June 6, 1849 to John Tharp Lyles and Julia A. Davis Lyles. John Tharp Lyles was an outstand­ing citizen, according to “History of North & West Texas,” published in 1906 by Capt. B. B. Pad­dock:

“He was a prominent merchant, farmer and man-of-af­fairs who served with distinction in the Twenty-seventh Mississippi Infantry. He died in 1874 from the effects of a terrible wound in the neck received during the Vicks­burg siege the day before the surrender. He had cred­itably filled public office in Noxobee and Smith Coun­ties. His brother, Dr. W. D. Lyles was Surgeon General of the Con­federate Army. Mrs. Julia A. Davis Lyles was noted not only for her attractive personality and numer­ous accomplishments, but was dis­tinguished by her marked intellectuality, charm of manner and gifted con­versational powers.”

Immediately, the young couple left for Texas, hoping to rid themselves of the oppression of the carpetbaggers who were flooding into Mississippi.

“Being of enterprising and adventurous disposition, they removed thither, and departed by rail for Vicksburg. Upon their arrival there, they boarded the Steamship “Madam Ruth” for Little Rock where they joined his sister and her husband for the difficult part of the jour­ney to Texas. Mr. Gowan be­gan his preparation for the overland trip by buying a good yoke of oxen and an old Illinois wagon. Dressed in homespun but each with a belt of $20 gold pieces around the waist, they started bravely forth.”

He began ranching in Ellis County and Navarro County, Texas and drove his herds to New Orleans when ready for sale. Ranchers allowed their cattle to roam on the open range making them easy prey for rustlers and horsethieves in the lawless post-war period. To reduce his losses to theft, Gar­rett Hubert Gowan strung the first barbed-wire fences in Navarro County about 1872. Settlers began pouring into Navarro County and breaking out the land for cultivation. Feeling crowded, he removed to Eufala, Indian Territory and started over in ranching amidst the Choctaws and Cherokees.

The threat of Sooners and Oklahoma land rushes convinced him that his future lay farther west. In 1876, he resettled in Clay County, Texas near the site of old Camp Wichita, a post erected for the protection of settlers from the Indians. Here he acquired 8,000 acres of grassland.

Thirty years after he arrived in Clay County, Garrett Hubert Gowan found himself again surrounded by “sodbusters.” His 8,000 acres had become an oasis of grass surrounded on all sides by sod and settlers, and he again felt the pressures of civ­ilization. At that time his family convinced him that a 63-year-old cowboy had no business in moving and starting over again farther west. They prevailed up him to buy a home in Ft. Worth and become a “city dude.” The women in his fam­ily enjoyed the cultural advantages that “Cowtown,” a metropolitan city with 27,000 inhabitants, street­cars and an opera house could provide. Garrett Hubert Gow­an stewed and longed for the open range.

In 1912, when he could stand it no more, he bought a three-section ranch in Gaines County, Texas, on the New Mexico line for $12,000 cash. Garrett Hubert Gowan and Mary Eliz­abeth Liles Gowan were influenced by their children to re­turn to Ft. Worth frequently. They observed their golden wedding anniversary there in 1916 and came back again in 1924 for their 58th wedding anniversary.

In 1918, Garrett Hubert Gowan became a pioneer again. He applied for a federal land grant on New Mexico ranchland. After four years of “proving up” on his claim, Pres. Woodrow Wilson signed a land patent in 1922 to the 76-year-old settler. Through all the years, Garrett Hubert Gowan had retained a small ranch just south of Henrietta, the county seat of Clay County. Whenever he began to feel “hemmed in,” he could recapture the pioneering spirit by returning to Henrietta.

He died there May 10, 1930, according to Clay County Death Book 2, page 23. He was buried in Bellevue Cemetery, ac­cording to “Cemeteries of Clay County, Texas” by Walter Speakman. His widow died in the same year and was buried beside her husband.

Children born to them include:

Terrie Eudora “Teedo” Gowan born January 17, 1868
Robert Sherwood Gowan born August 8, 1869
Edward Elexandria Gowan born March 9, 1871
Richard Tharp Gowan born December 2, 1873
Maggie Julia Gowan born January 1, 1876
Susan Maude Gowan born March 18, 1878
Mary Eolian Gowan born October 8, 1881
Garrett Hubert Gowan, Jr. born September 13, 1893

By Col. Michael O. Beck

On June 13, 1865, Wayne Gowin took the Oath of Alle­giance to the United States, while a prisoner of Federal sol­diers at Point Lookout, Maryland. He had been a prisoner of war less than two months then, having been captured along with 250 other men of his unit, the Six­teenth Missis­sippi Volun­teer Infantry Regiment at Battery Gregg in the gallant de­fense of Petersburg, Virginia. There he had fought his last battle of the war to buy Robert E. Lee and his shadow of an army, 28,000 men, precious time in their final withdrawal to­ward a meeting with destiny at Appomattox April 9, 1865.

His military service was distinguished by many of the great­est battles of that tragic civil war–Bull Run, Antietam, Chancel­lorsville and Gettysburg, to name a few. His record shows he served his cause continuously over four years, ex­cept for one brief fur­lough. The fact that he survived con­tinuous battle for that long is remarkable. On June 23 he was released from prison for “Transportation to Jackson, Mississippi.”

Wayne’s first priority after the war was to resume a rela­tionship with Cornelia Agee, 24 years old and new to the community when he joined the Confederate army.

In the first of 10 love letters of Wayne and Cornelia that sur­vive, he wrote from his home in Smith County in Octo­ber 1866:

“I respectfully ask for an interview next Saturday morn­ing. In justice to you and alsow [sic] to my self wee [sic] should come to a tacit understanding ow­ing to the im­presion [sic] that is prevalent in the county that we will marry. I hope you will grant the desired interview when I hope to know my fate.”

Seven months later, May 19, 1867, Wayne wrote again to his sweetheart, a student at Sylvarena Female Institute in Syl­varena, Mississippi reiterating an earlier mar­riage proposal:

“Miss Cornie,
After compliments the undersigned would respect­fully ask the pleasure of an interview for next Satur­day, the 26th at 5 pm.
Miss Cornie, I hope you have given my interrogato­ries suffi­cient thought to give me an answer or at least to give me some data from which I may form some idea of your inten­tions. This I assure you is no matter of secondary importance but one that has caused great anxiety. Indeed my future happi­ness depends on it to a greater or less extent. And I hope you will weigh the matter well in all of its lights and shades, and if I should be the happy recipient of your love, I will ex­cert [sic] my humble ability to make you happy in the posi­tion.
Yours as ever,
Wayne Gowin”

Cornelia was graduated from the Institute and delivered the valedictorian address there in July of 1867. In December 1867, Wayne wrote from Shubuta, Mississippi:

“My Dear Miss Cornie,
I write you a few lines this morning to inform you that I have reached home in good health and with whole bones. Times were very dull here during Christmas. Nothing but egg nogs and turkey din­ners though we are anticipating quite a nice time here New Years night. The Shubuta Cowbellions are all gowing [sic] to turne [sic] out in mask or dis­quise [sic] and march all over town with a band of music and trans­parent lights. At twelve o’clock they will throw off their masks and welcome New Year in and have a nice supper to which every body is invited. After supper is over they will spend the night in dancing or any other way they see right and proper. I wish you could be here to witness it.
May Heaven’s blessing attend you. Come, come, soon.
Your devoted Wayne”

Wayne was still courting Cornelia in March of 1868, but the relationship was upon rocky shoals at his writing on the 19th:

“Dear friend,
Your letter notifying me of your change of mind was re­ceived on the return of Mr. and Mrs. Welch [sister of Cor­nelia] from Smith.
In reply I will say your will bee don [sic]. I have lived for a different state of things but it has bin [sic] to no purpose. In the future we will meet only as friends. I think I understand the whole. In con­clusion, I will say if you love mee [sic] you will marry and risk the conse­quence. May the lamp of heaven guide you through this life and finally bring you safely to the Haven of Eternal Rest is the prare [sic] of a friend.
Wayne”

The relationship was patched up by the start of the New Year for they were married shortly afterward. Their first child, Charlie V. Gowin was born December 11, 1869 in Shubuta. A second son was born to them July 25, 1872, ac­cording to the family bible.

Wayne Gowin died January 2, 1873 at age 32. The second son died shortly afterward while Cornelia was living with her par­ents, X Joseph Agee and Elizabeth Kate McRae Agee. They were from Montgomery County, South Car­olina. Cor­nelia and Charlie continued with her father when he re­moved to Arkansas about 1875 seeking to escape the carpet­baggers who had bankrupted his lumber business. The move was made by steamboat up the Arkansas River to Little Rock and then by wagontrain to Logan County where they bought land. Later Cornelia and Charlie removed with fam­ily mem­bers to Haskell, Texas where she died in 1887. Char­lie V. Gowin went on to marry and father 10 children. His surviv­ing chil­dren now live in the Texas towns of Kyle, Sealy, Shamrock and Andrews.

Thanks to Edna Gowin of Kyle, daughter of Charlie V. Gowin, for preserving the love letters and giving them to a fourth-generation descendant of Wayne Gowin, patriot and star-crossed lover.

J. Lafayette Gowin, fifth child of John M. Gowan and Mariah J. Peacock Gowan was born at Brandon (Rankin County), Mississippi in 1847, according to family records. Hill County Probate Birth Book 27, page 556, records that he was born in Jasper County, Mississippi. The 1900 census of Hill County, Texas records his birth as “September 1851 in Mississippi.”

He came to Texas in 1873 and to Hillsboro, Texas in 1877 along with his brother, Wilson Walter Gowin. He was elected county clerk of Hill County about 1880. Another source states that he appeared in the 1880 census of Navarro County, Texas.

J. Lafayette Gowin purchased Lot 12, Block 6, Hillsboro from S. E. Carter January 7, 1881, according to Hill County Deed Book 4, page 169. He purchased a lot on the east side of the court house square in Hillsboro, the county seat August 25, 1881 from E. O. Call, giving him a note for $1OO, according to Hill County Deed Book 1, page 574.

He gave a deed to William B. Robinson to the west half of Lot 1, Block 6 December 2, 1881 for $475, according to Hill County Deed Book 4, page 82. On December 17, 1881 he re­ceived a deed to seven and one‑half acres of land on Hack­berry Creek in Lunsford Survey for $550 from John Barfield, according to Hill County Deed Book 4, page 1O4.
On the same day, he received a deed from W. C. Newman to Lots 1 & 6, Block 6, Hillsboro for $1,600, paying S600 in cash, according to Hill County Deed Book 4, page 116.

J. Lafayette Gowin received an agreement from W. R. Robin­son December 26, 1881 to build a “brick store house” on the west half of Lot 1, Block 6, according to Hill County Deed Book 5, page 32. He gave a deed to J. Maddox and Napoleon Stroud December 31, 1881 to the east half of Lot 6, Block 6 for $525, according to Deed Book 4, page 134.

He gave a deed to J. R. Thompson April 15, 1882 to the west half of Lot 2, Block 6, Hillsboro for $400, according to Hill County Deed Book 4, page 560. He gave a deed to J. R. Thompson May 16, 1882 to a strip of land six inches wide and eighty feet long on which to construct a brick wall for a store building, according to Hill County Deed Book 5, page 234.

J. Lafayette Gowin gave a deed to 0. Stroud January 5, 1883 to Lot 2, Block 6, on Ellen Street, Hillsboro, for $3,000, accord­ing to Hill County Deed Book 7, page 339.
On February 10, 1883 he received a deed to a lot in Mc­Mullen Addition, Hillsboro from S. C. Upshaw for $200, ac­cording to Hill County Deed Book 7, page 464. On the same day he transferred this property to his mother, Mrs. Mariah J. Peacock Gowan.

J. Lafayette Gowin was married to Ada Marie Thompson, his second cousin, November 9, 1885, according to Bosque County Marriage Book E, page 10. She, the daughter of Joe Thompson and Lou Vick Thompson, both natives of Missis­sippi, was born in Jasper County.

In 1886 J. Lafayette Gowin was listed as a real estate agent. On September 8, 1886 he gave a deed to S. E. Carter to a lot in Hillsboro for $250, according to Hill County Deed Book 15, page 271. He received a deed from S. A. Reavis September 15, 1886 to Lot 3, Steiner Addition, Hillsboro for $125, ac­cording to Hill County Deed Book 16, page 163.

In 1888 J. Lafayette Gowin was listed as a grocery merchant in Hillsboro. On April 28, 1888 J. Lafayette Gowin and Ada Marie Thompson Gowin gave a deed to Hillsboro property to J. T. Kirksey for $2,250, according to Hill County Deed Book 20, page 270. J. Lafayette Gowin and Ada Marie Thompson Gowin gave a deed to Hillsboro property to G. B. Hays, ac­cording to Hill County Deed Book 23, page 166.

On March 3, 1889 he received a deed to Survey 187, Block 2, Hudson Addition, Amarillo, Texas from George B. Hudson of Logan County, Illinois for $150, according to Potter
County Deed Book 4, page 538. On March 7, 1889 he re­ceived a deed from W. V. Newlin of to Lot 6, Block 6 in the town of Amarillo, according to Potter County deed records. Consideration was $175.

J. Lafayette Gowin “of Hill County” received a deed to Lot 2, Block B, Millers Addition, Seymour, Texas, from H. C. Bow­man, according to Baylor Count, Texas Deed Book 10, page 590. Consideration was $150. In 1891 J. Lafayette Gowin re­ceived a deed to 640 acres located 10 miles south of Seymour on Millers Creek for $3,040, according to Baylor County Deed Book 12, page 32. This land had been granted originally to Texas & New Orleans Railroad. In 1890 he and Ada Marie Thompson Gowin removed to Seymour.

On January 3, 1891 J. Lafayette Gowin sold his equity in Sec­tion 33 to G. H. Smith for $832, according to Baylor County Deed Book 13, page 482.

On January 25, 1891 J. Lafayette Gowin received a deed from Texas & New Orleans Railroad to 532 acres located on Pony Creek, six miles north and four miles east of Seymour in Sur­vey 19 for $1,998, according to Baylor County Deed Book 14, page 135.

J. Lafayette Gowin received a deed from H. D. Isenburg Jan­uary 12, 1892 to a section of land in the Bailey Survey for $2,000, according to Baylor County Deed Book 16, page 172. On June 6, 1892 J. Lafayette Gowin “of Baylor County” sold his equity in the property to J. I. Isenburg and Preston Perrill of Tazewell County, Illinois, according to Baylor County Deed Book 16, page 593.

On February 23, 1891 J. Lafayette Gowin and Ada Marie Thompson Gowin received a deed from G. C. Orenbaun to property in Hillsboro, according to Hill County Deed Book 28, page 596.

On April 17, 1893 J. Lafayette Gowin “of Seymour, Texas” gave a warranty deed to Preston Perrill, Tazewell County, Illi­nois to the property he received from George B. Hudson, ac­cording to Potter County Deed Book 8, page 158.

On March 6, 1894; J. Lafayette Gowin “of Hill County, gave a deed to W. A. Bennett to Lots 1&2, Block B, Millers Addi­tion, Seymour, according to Baylor County Deed Book 17, page 375.

J. Lafayette Gowin received a deed from A. E. Harris June 8, 1895 to property in Hillsboro, according to Hill County Deed Book 48, page 81. On November 5 he received a deed from E. B. Stroud to Lot 1, McMullen Addition, on Franklin Street, Hillsboro, according to Hill County Deed Book 48, page 481.

On March 23, 1896 J. Lafayette Gowin “of Hill County” gave a deed to his equity in Baylor County land to J. A. Nabers for $10, according to Baylor County Deed Book 19, page 42.

On February 4, 1898, J. Lafayette Gowin “of Hill County” re­ceived a deed from D. F. Welch to Lot 5, Block 13, Harris Addition, Hillsboro for $400, according to Hill County Deed Book 55, page 416.

In a judgement dated May 13, 1898 the Baylor County sheriff gave a deed to the property on Miller Creek purchased by J. Lafayette Gowin from Texas & New Orleans Railroad back to the railroad, according to Baylor County Deed Book 21, page 296. The railroad’s judgement against J. Lafayette Gowin and J. N. Porter, amounted to $2,756.66, according to Baylor County Deed Book 31, page 304.

J. Lafayette Gowin “of Hill County” received a deed to 20 acres of land located seven miles south of Hillsboro in the Maxwell Survey from 0. S. Carroll on January 2, 1900 for $25, according to Hill County Deed Book 58, page 151. On July 2, 1900 he re­ceived a sheriff’s deed from Glover Earbee to Lot 6, Block 40, Harris Addition, Hillsboro for $50, according to Hill County Deed Book 64, page 292.

He appeared as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Hill County, Texas, Enumeration District 38, page 5, precinct 1, living at 137 Line Street, Hillsboro, Texas:

“Gowin, Lafayette 48, born in Mis­
sissippi in
September 1851

Ada M. 32, born in Mississippi in
November 1867

John I. 14, born in Texas in
February 1886

Blanche 12, born in Texas in
February 1888

Lo 10, born in Texas in
February 1890

Lafayette, Jr. 8, born in Texas in August
1891”

J. Lafayette Gowin moved his family to Ft. Worth, Texas in 1904. On October 14, 1905 J. Lafayette Gowin and Ada Marie Thomp­son Gowin “of Potter County,” executed a deed of trust in the purchase of property in Amarillo, according to Potter County Deed of Trust Book 5, page 490. On June 10, 1912 they received a release on the property from Standard Savings & Loan, accord­ing to Potter County Deed Book 50, page 599.

J. Lafayette Gowin “of Potter County” received a deed from J. T. Mont­gomery of Wichita County, Texas to Lot 189, Block 2, in Amarillo December 4, 1906, according to Potter County Deed Book 31, page 432. On December 29, 1906 Albert C. Perrill of Chicago, Illinois also conveyed his interest in the property to J. Lafayette Gowin, according to Potter County Deed Book 31, page 433.

J. Lafayette Gowin “of Potter County” was joined by his wife, Ada Marie Thompson Gowin in deeding this property July 29, 1907 to Lee Bivins, according to Potter County Deed Book 35, page 70. Consideration was $325. Wilson Walter Gowin, Amar­illo attorney and notary public, bother to J. Lafayette Gowin took the acknowledgements in the transaction.

About 1908 J. Lafayette Gowin moved his family to Ft. Worth. On September 19, 1908 he joined his brothers and sister, “W. W. Gowin of Potter County; Mrs. Pinkie Gowin Denham and P.F. Denham of Scott County, Mississippi and J. C. Gowin of Clay County, Texas, sole heirs of Mrs. Mariah Gowin, late of Hill County, Texas” in giving a quit claim deed to Lot 48, McMullen Addition, Hillsboro to B. B. Cochran, according to Hill County Deed Book 112, page 76.

In the 1909‑1910 city directory of Ft. Worth J. Lafayette Gowin and Ada Marie Thompson Gowin were listed at 808 West Leuda. Eight other members of their family lived with them at the time. In 1911 J. Lafayette Gowin was listed in the city directory as a grain dealer continuing to live at 808 West Leuda with three other members of his family.

On June 29, 1912 J. Lafayette Gowin and Ada Marie Thomp­son Gowin “of Tarrant County” gave a warranty deed to Leachman & McKinley to Lot 4, Block 178, Plemons Addi­tion, located on Pierce Street in Amarillo for $2,500, accord­ing to Potter County Deed Book 49, page 278. They later gave a warranty deed on the same property to E. E. Shell according to Potter County Deed Book 52, page 114.

In the 1912‑1913 edition of the Ft. Worth city directory J. Lafayette Gowin showed his residence at 525 West Terrell Av­enue, telephone number 2683.

Apparently J. Lafayette Gowin died in 1913. He was 63 at the time of his death in Ft. Worth. His body was returned to Hills­boro for burial. According to a faded clipping from a Hills­boro newspaper found in the family bible, the funeral party which ac­companied the casket from Ft. Worth to Hillsboro was composed of the widow, Ada Marie Thompson Gowin, Jesse Cledy Gowin, a brother; D. F. Welch, an uncle of Cle­burne, Texas; Lucille Vick Gowin, Jack Duke “Johnny” Gowin, and J. Lafayette Gowin, Jr, three of his four children.

Ada Marie Thompson Gowin, “widow of J. Gowin,” was listed in the city directories of Ft. Worth from 1914 to 1920 contin­uing to live at 525 West Terrell. She and her son, Jack Duke “Johnny” Gowin received a warranty deed from Lee L. Russell and L. B. Comer to a residence in Ft. Worth Addition May 14, 1914, ac­cording to Tarrant County Deed Book 446, page 108.

Ada Marie Thompson Gowin received a warranty deed from Pearl F. Garth September 10, 1915 to a lot in Ft. Worth Addi­tion, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 463, page 406.

Ada Marie Thompson Gowin gave an agreement to J. E. Tansey January 26, 1920 regarding Lot 10, Block 3, in the Field‑Welch Addition of Ft. Worth, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 640, page 81.

On November 23, 1920 she gave a sheriff’s deed to L. B. Comer et al to the property described as Lot 10, Block 3, Field‑Welch Addition, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 422, page 420. She received a warranty deed from Rus­sell & Comer November on the same day, to a lot in Ft. Worth Addition, ac­cording to Tarrant County Deed Book 686, page 443.

Ada Marie Thompson Gowin received a warranty deed from Pauline F. Bock January 7, 1921 to a residence in Field-Hill­side Addition, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 612, page 50. She sold the property to J. P. Barcroft January 25, 1921, accord­ing to Tarrant County Deed Book 667, page 209.

Ada Marie Thompson Gowin gave a transfer of vendor’s lien to T. P. Wilkes March 17, 1921 to Lot 4, Block 6, South Main Addi­tion of Ft. Worth, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 501, page 589. In the transaction she received a warranty deed from Wilkes to a residence in Forest Park Addition, ac­cording to Tar­rant County Deed Book 692, page 532.

In 1923, Ada Marie Thompson Gowin, a saleslady, lived at 1407 Denver Avenue, according to the Ft. Worth city direc­tory.

On February 2, she received a warranty deed from F. W. Mc­Cray to a lot in North Ft. Worth Addition, according to Tar­rant County Deed Book 688, page 554. In 1928 she was living at 1307 Lipscomb, according to the Ft. Worth city directory.

On September 1, 1928 she was married to Walter Gilliam, ac­cording to Tarrant County Marriage Book 67, page 348. Fol ow­ing the death of Walter Gilliam, Ada Marie Thompson Gowin Gilliam resumed her former name.

From 1936 to 1945, she lived at 3245 Townsend Drive. In the 1941 city directory she was shown as an employee of Ft. Worth Linen Service.

On May 16, 1944 “Ada Marie Gowin, a widow, formerly Ada Marie Gowin Gilliam” received a warranty deed to Lot 12, Block 18, Byers & McCart Addition from her children: J. Lafayette Gowin, Jr. and his wife, Marie B. Gowin; from Jack Duke “Johnny” Gowin and his wife, Lura Johnston Gowin; from R. D. Smith and his wife, Blanche Smith; and from Lu­cille Kinard, a widow, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 1641, pages 110 and 112. On the same day she sold the property to Henry Ozro Goyne and Maude Mae Wilson Goyne.

Ada Marie Thompson Gowin appeared in the 1945 city di­rectory at 3245 Townsend Drive.

She died August 24, 1948, according to Tarrant County Death Book 48, page 1841. She had a book on the genealogy of the Gowin family, according to her niece, Cornelia Elizabeth Gowin Allison of Amarillo, Texas, however descendants in 1974 knew nothing of such a volume.

Children born to J. Lafayette Gowin and Ada Marie Thomp­son Gowin include:

Jack Duke “Johnny” Gowin born February 22, 1886
Blanche Mariah “Marie” Gowin born February 22, 1888
Lucille Vick Gowin born February 1, 1890
J. Lafayette Gowin, Jr. born August 10, 1891

Jack Duke “Johnny” Gowin, first child of J. Lafayette Gowin and Ada Marie Thompson Gowin was born in Hill County, February 22, 1886, according to Texas Bureau of Vital Statis­tics File No. 880525.

In the 1911 city directory of Ft. Worth he was listed as a travelling freight agent for Frisco Lines and lived at 808 West Louda, the address of his father.

In 1912 he was listed in the city directory of Dallas, Texas as a commercial agent for Ft. Worth & Denver City Railway Company living at 612 North Marsaillis. He continued in the same capacity in 1913 and was listed at 336 Lancaster Avenue in the city direc­tory for that year. In 1914 he was listed in the Ft. Worth city di­rectory in an advertisement as the commer­cial agent for Ft. Worth & Denver Railroad. His residence was in the Westbrook Hotel.

Jack Duke “Johnny” Gowin was married to Lura Johnston, daughter of Dr. E. A. Johnston in Amarillo, Texas August 10, 1910. Lura Johnston was born in Mulberry, Arkansas May 10, 1886. Jack Duke “Johnny” Gowin and Lura Johnston Gowin were the parents of Jack Duke Gowin, Jr. born in Amarillo April 10, 1917, according to Potter County Birth Book 3, page 562. Jack Duke “Johnny” Gowin and Lura Johnston Gowin were resi­dents of Kansas City, Missouri at the time of the birth of their son. Lura Johnston Gowin had come to Amar­illo to have her baby because her father Dr. E. A. Johnston was practicing there at that time.

Jack Duke “Johnny” Gowin and Lura Johnston Gowin were resi­dents of Harris County, Texas July 10, 1918 when they gave a warranty deed to J. E. Tansey to Lot 10, Block 3, Field-Welch Addition in Ft. Worth for $3,900, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 582, page 14.

Jack Duke “Johnny” Gowin was a resident of Houston July 9, 1942 when he gave an affidavit regarding the birth of Jack Duke Gowin, Jr. Jack Duke “Johnny” Gowin died in Ander­son County, Texas August 10, 1964, according to Texas Bu­reau of Vital Statistics File No. 54197.

Children born to Jack Duke “Johnny” Gowin and Lura John­ston Gowin include:

Jack Duke Gowin, Jr. born April 10, 1917

Jack Duke Gowin, Jr., only child of Jack Duke “Johnny” Gowin and Lura Johnston Gowin, was born in Amarillo April 10, 1917, according to Potter County Probate Birth Book 3, page 562.

He was married about 1937 to June Ardis [Ardin?] Schlee. They received a deed from Carl E. Swenson March 3, 1959 to Lot 34, Block 6, Green Acres Addition in Austin, Texas, ac­cording to Travis County Deed Book 2012, page 449.

They lived in Austin in 1972. They received a deed January 18, 1973 to Lot 11, Block 1, Travis Landing from James Doss, ac­cording to Travis County Deed Book 4540, page 1354. On February 21, 1973 they gave a mechanic’s lien on the property to their son, Gary Lynn Gowin, according to Travis County Deed Book 4620, page 624.

Three sons were born to Jack Duke Gowin, Jr. and June Ardin Schlee Gowin:

Scott E. Gowin born January 22, 1946
Gary Lynn Gowin born November 12, 1948
Ted Atchison Gowin born February 6, 1953

Scott E. Gowin, son of Jack Duke Gowin, Jr. and June Ardin Schlee Gowin, was born January 22, 1946. He was married Jan­uary 24, 1970 to DeLois Cline.

Children born to Scott E. Gowin and DeLois Cline include:

Alexander Duke Gowin born November 12, 1973

Gary Lynn Gowin, son of Jack Duke Gowin, Jr. and June Ardin Schlee Gowin was born November 12, 1948 in Houston. He en­listed in the U.S. Army March 27, 1969, showing his home ad­dress as 6820 Vine Street, Austin, After two years service as a typewriter repairman, he was discharged March 5, 1971, accord­ing to Travis County Discharge Book 39, page 208.

Ted Atchison Gowin, son of Jack Duke Gowin, Jr. and June Ardin Schlee Gowin, was born February 6, 1953.

Blanche Mariah “Marie” Gowin, second child of J. Lafayette Gowin and Ada Marie Thompson Gowin, was born February 22, 1886 at Hillsboro. She was married to Ralph D. Smith April 26, 1910 at Ft. Worth, according to Tarrant County Marriage Book 24, page 1.

Ralph D. Smith and Blanche Mariah “Marie” Gowin Smith joined her brothers and sister May 16, 1944 in deeding prop­erty her mother, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 1541, pages 110 and 112. Blanche Mariah “Marie” Gowin Smith lived in Ft. Worth in 1962 at the time of the funeral of her sister, Lucille Vick Gowin Kinard. She died about 1966.

One child was born to Ralph D. Smith and Blanche Mariah “Marie” Gowin Smith:

Ada Marie Smith born May 27, 1911

Ada Marie Smith, only child of Ralph D. Smith and Blanche Mariah “Marie” Gowin Smith, was born May 27, 1911 in Ft. Worth. She was married January 27, 1937 to James Ragsdale Stratton. In 1974 James Ragsdale Stratton and Ada Marie Smith Stratton lived in Ft. Worth. No children were born to them. She died about 1981.

Lucille Vick Gowin, a namesake of her grandmother and third child of J. Lafayette Gowin and Ada Marie Thompson Gowin, was born February 1, 1890 at Hillsboro.

She was married September 19, 1913 to William Richard Kinnard. She appeared in the 1914 city directory of Ft. Worth “boarding” in the home of her mother at 523 West Terrell Av­enue.

The Kinnards lived in New York City and West Palm Beach, Florida later. They were active in the Florida land boom during the 1920s. Lucille Vick Gowin Kinnard was an interior decorator with Arnold Constable Company in New York City for 20 years. She moved back to Ft. Worth in 1935, after an absence from her home town of 30 years.

Lucille Vick Gowin Kinnard, “a widow” joined her sister and her brothers May 16, 1944 in deeding property to her mother, ac­cording to Tarrant County Deed Book 1641, pages 110-112.

Lucille Vick Gowin Kinnard died in Ft. Worth November 6, 1962. Her body was cremated at Laurel Land Cemetery. Survivors in­cluded one child, 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

One child was born to William Richard Kinnard and Lucille Vick Gowin Kinnard:

Blanche Ann Kinnard born July 6, 1919

Blanche Ann Kinnard, daughter of William Richard Kinnard and Lucille Vick Gowin Kinnard, was born July 6, 1919 in New York City. She accompanied her mother on her return to Ft. Worth in 1935. She was married to John M. Scott, an attorney July 2, 1937. In 1975 they continued in Ft. Worth. He died there July 2, 1985. She continued in Ft. Worth in December 1992.

Children born to John M. Scott and Blanche Ann Kinnard Scott include:

James Frederick Scott born February 13, 1940
Celia Ann Scott born September 7, 1942
Rebecca Kathryn Scott born November 9, 1949

James Frederick Scott, son of John M. Scott and Blanche Ann Kinnard Scott, was born February 13, 1940, according to “Gowan-Morley” by Phillip Alan Gowan. James Frederick Scott was married February 14, 1961 to Susan Shattuck. Following a divorce, he was remarried to Sue Johnson of Elgin, Illinois. In 1992 they lived in Ft. Worth.1

Children born to them include:

Louisa Ann Scott born October 10, 1962
Susan Kristin Scott born March 1, 1964
John Morris Scott born March 17, 1966

Louisa Ann Scott, daughter of John M. Scott and Blanche Ann Kinnard Scott, was born October 10, 1962. She was married February 3, 1980 to William Joseph Powers. In 1984 they lived in Ft. Worth, and in 1990 they lives in Mesa, Arizona.

Children born to them include:

William Christopher Powers born March 26, 1984
John Scott Powers born September 11, 1990

Susan Kristin Scott, daughter of John M. Powers and Blanche Ann Kinnard Scott, was born March 1, 1964. She was married in 1982 to Dan Dixon. They were divorced by 1992.

One son was born to them:

Boyd Lee Dixon born August 22, 1982

Celia Ann Scott, daughter of John M. Scott and Blanche Ann Kinnard Scott, was born September 7, 1942. She was graduated from the University of Texas, Austin in 1964. She was married July 1, 1964 to George Timothy Boswell, an attorney. He was graduated from University of Texas and Baylor University Law School. They lived in Waco from 1972 to 1985. In 1987 they removed to Mine­ola, Texas where she in 1992 was a member of Gowen Research Founda­tion.

Children born to them include:

Marjory Ann Boswell born October 8, 1966
John Frederick Boswell [twin] born December 15, 1968
David Scott Boswell [twin] born about 197

Marjory Ann Boswell, daughter of George Timothy Boswell and Celia Ann Scott Boswell, was born October 8, 1966. She was graduated in 1989 from A&M University. In 1992 she lived in Houston where she was employed as a claims consultant for a commercial insurance firm.

John Frederick Boswell, twin son of George Timothy Boswell and Celia Ann Scott Boswell, was born December 13, 1968. In 1992 he was a senior student at Stephen F. Austin University at Nacogdoches, Texas.

David Scott Boswell, twin son of George Timothy Boswell and Celia Ann Scott Boswell, was born December 13, 1968. In 1992 he was graduated from Baylor University. Later that year he lived in Ft. Worth where he was employed by Small Business Administration as a loan officer.

Rebecca Kathryn Scott, daughter of John M. Scott and Blanche Ann Kinnard Scott, was born November 9, 1949. Of this individ­ual nothing more is known.

J. Lafayette Gowin, Jr, fourth child of J. Lafayette Gowin and Ada Marie Thompson Gowin, was born at Seymour, Texas Au­gust 10, 1891.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army August 22, 1918 at Ft. Worth and served as a private in the Quartermaster Corps. When he en­listed he was 27 and single. He was commissioned as a first lieu­tenant May 27, 1918. He was discharged December 3, 1918 at Camp Joseph E. Johnston in Florida, according to Tarrant County Discharge Book 2, page 390. His military record showed no battle service.

He was listed in the 1909‑1910 city directory of Ft. Worth as a clerk at the Fair Store, living in the home of his parents at 808 West Leuda. In 1911 he was a shipping clerk at Washing Broth­ers, continuing to live at 808 West Leuda. In 1918 he was listed as a travelling salesman living in the home of his mother at 525 West Terrell.

On March 29, 1919 J. Lafayette Gowin, Jr. received a mineral as­signment on 200 acres of land in Jack County, Texas from J. S. Coe, according to Jack County Deed Book E‑15, page 80. J. Lafayette Gowen, Jr. was listed in the 1919 city directory of Dal­las as a special representative of Murphy‑Bodanz Land & Loan Company living in the Adolphus Hotel.

He received a deed to 77 acres of land in Jack County from T. F. Bray, according to Jack County Deed Book E‑18, page 41. On January 29, 1920 he was living in New York city with his sister, Lucille Vick Gowin Kinnard.

J. Lafayette Gowin, Jr. was married April 30, 1921 to Jennie Marie Betts who was born at Mountain Grove, Missouri Au­gust 26, 1897. The marriage was performed at Mineral Wells, Texas. In 1922 J. Lafayette Gowin, Jr. was listed in the Ft. Worth city directory residing at 616 Hemphill.

On March 30, 1923 he received a transfer of a vendor’s lien from G. W. Key to a lot in Rosen Heights of Ft. Worth, ac­cording to Tarrant County Deed Book 703, page 525.

J. Lafayette Gowin received a warranty deed from Edward Laird April 6, 1923 to a residence in Ft. Worth Addition for $4,500, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 694, page 603. On April 11, 1923 he received a transfer of a vendor’s lien from P. H. Reaves to a lot in Rosen Heights Addition, ac­cording to Tarrant County Deed Book 715, page 222.

In the 1924 edition J. Lafayette Gowin Jr, a salesman for Percy Garrett Motor Company, and Jennie Marie Betts Gowin were living at 1307 Lipscomb, the address of his mother, Ada Marie Thompson Gowin. They continued living at this address through 1930.

J. Lafayette Gowin, Jr. gave a warranty deed to Guy Jones March 7, 1924 to a residence, Lot 18, Block 123, Rosen Heights Addition, for $2,951.27, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 818, page 411.

J. Lafayette Gowin gave a release of a vendor’s lien to E. M. Sessom March 4, 1924, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 810, page 110.

In 1925 J. Lafayette Gowen continued as a salesman for Percy Garrett Motor Company and lived at 1307 Lipscomb Avenue. On February 3, 1325 he received a warranty deed from W. W. Wharton to a lot in Ft. Worth, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 845, page 212.

J. Lafayette Gowin and Jennie Marie Betts Gowin gave a war­ranty deed to H. M. Cummings June 1, 1925 to Lot 3, Block 1, Greenwood Addition for $5,000,
according to Tarrant County Deed Book 877, page 64.

J. Lafayette Gowin and Jennie Marie Betts Gowin gave a war­ranty deed tn Jesse M. Williamson June 17, 1925 to a lot in the Field‑West Addition, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 877, page 153. At the same time he received a warranty deed from Williamson for another lot in Field‑West Addition, accord­ing to Tarrant County Deed Book 877, page 153. He was living in West Palm Beach in the latter part of 1925 and was associated with his brother-in-law William Richard Kinnard in real estate dur­ing the Florida land boom.

J. Lafayette Gowin and Henry L. Cagle gave a sheriff’s deed to the Commissioner of Banking of Texas March 2, 1926 to Lot 14, Block 1 of Provine & Maple Addition, Ft. Worth. Compensation was $50, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 758, page 265.

In 1927 J. Lafayette Gowin a salesman for Globe Laborato­ries, and Jennie Marie Betts Gowin continued to live at 1307 Lip­scomb. He was listed as a salesman in the 1928 and 1929 city di­rectories of Ft. Worth.

In 1930 he was listed as a salesman for H. H. Roberts & Com­pany, continuing at 1307 Lipscomb. J. Lafayette Gowin and Jennie Marie Betts Gowin gave a warranty deed to Mrs. Nel­lie Hanson September 29, 1930 to a residence in the Field‑West Ad­dition of Ft. Worth, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 1102, page 301. They received a warranty deed from W. L. Wilkes September 14, 1934 to 30 acres of land in Tarrant County, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 1221, page 65.

J. Lafayette Gowin, Jr. and Lee L. Pandres received a deed from Charles Stanley to land in Parker County, Texas De­cember 6, 1934, according to Parker County Deed Book 150, page 478. On April 18, 1936 J. Lafayette Gowin and Jennie Marie Betts Gowin received a warranty deed from Claude A. Arthur to 20 acres of land in Tarrant County, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 1289, page 441.

J. Lafayette Gowin, Jr. appeared in the 1935-36 edition of the Ft. Worth city directory as “tax supervisor, state comptroller’s district office. ” He maintained that capacity in 1936‑1937 and showed residence at Haltom City, Texas. From 1937 to 1939 he contin­ued with the state comptroller’s office and his resi­dence was shown as Route 1, Box 194.

In 1941 J. Lafayette Gowin and Jennie Marie Betts Gowin were listed as Lafayette Gowin Company, Birdville, Texas and also at 120 South Main Street, Ft. Worth. In 1943 the city di­rectory listed Gowin Tractor Company, owned by J. Lafayette Gowin, Jr, Route 1, Ft. Worth. In 1945, 1946 and 1947 the tractor company was located at 2125 North Main Street, Ft. Worth, and
they continued living on Route 1.

J. Lafayette Gowin, Jennie Marie Betts Gowin and J Lee Pardres, “all of Tarrant County,” deeded land on Highway 80 in Parker County to Dan Phelps on August 8, 1944, according to Parker County Deed Book 194, page 533.

J. Lafayette Gowin received a warranty deed from William Cameron & Company to a residence in North Ft. Worth June 30, 1945, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 1716, page 591.

J. Lafayette Gowin and Jennie Marie Betts Gowin were listed as the owners of Gowin Tractor Company located at 2125 North Main Street in Ft. Worth from 1947 through 1952.

J. Lafayette Gowin and Jennie Marie Betts Gowin showed an ad­dress as Rt. 1, Box 228 in 1947 through 1951. The address was also given as Midway Road.

J. Lafayette Gowin, Jr. died of a stroke August 30, 1953 in Des Moines, Iowa, according to Tarrant County probate records. He was shown as a resident of Tarrant County at the time of his death with an estate valued at $127,395.93. His property con­sisted of 60 acres of land in Tarrant County [on East 28th Street in Birdville], eight lots in North Ft. Worth Addition [Gowin Tractor Co.] and 61 Shetland ponies. His widow lived at Apt. 530, Westchester House, Ft. Worth at that time.

Jennie Marie Betts Gowin and her children gave a warranty deed to Grady M. Coker to the eight lots in North Ft. Worth Addition June 11, 1958, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 3215, page 194. They also gave a deed to E. F. Abott August 12, 1960 to 60.4 acres of land in the Akers Survey of Tarrant County for $55,000, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 3472, page 340. They gave him a release on the property April 28, 1964, ac­cording to Tarrant County Decd Book 3925, page 156.

Jennie Marie Betts Gowin was listed in the Ft. Worth city direc­tory from 1969 through 1974 as “retired” and living at 1810 Rockbridge Terrace in Ft. Worth,

Children born to J. Lafayette Gowin and Jennie Marie Betts Gowin include:

Laura Fay Gowin born September 2, 1922
Dixie Bob Gowin born December 11, 1925

Laura Fay Gowin, first child of J. Lafayette Gowin and Jennie Marie Betts Gowin, was born at Ft. Worth September 2, 1922.
She attended North Texas Agricultural College at Arlington, Texas in 1940 and 1941. She was listed in the 1942 student di­rectory of the University of Texas, living in the Scottish Dormi­tory in Austin. She was graduated there in 1943.

Laura Faye Gowin was married to Walter E. Nixon February 19, 1944 in Dallas, according to Dallas County Marriage Book 52, page 546. They were residents of Harlingen, Texas, living at 1205 Bowie Avenue August 6, 1954. Later the couple was di­vorced.

Laura Fay Gowin Nixon “a femme sole of Dallas County” joined her mother and brother in deeding property to Grady M. Coker June 11, 1958. She was remarried May 4, 1962 to William Fur­low Seitz, Jr. She was later an account executive and an analyst with Goodbody & Company in Dallas, where they lived in 1974.

Children born to Walter E. Nixon and Laura Fay Gowin Nixon include:

Lawrence Walter Nixon born April 11, 1949
Randolph Nixon born February 19, 1952

Children born to William Furlow Seitz, Jr. and Laura Fay Gowin Nixon Seitz include:

Pamela Seitz born about 1964

Dixie Bob Gowin, second child of J. Lafayette Gowin, Jr. and Jennie Marie Betts Gowin was born December 11, 1925 at West Palm Beach, Florida. He was single and a pre‑med stu­dent when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy September 14, 1944, showing his mail address as 2125 North Main Street, Ft. Worth, the address of Gowin Tractor Company.

He was discharged from the U.S. Navy July 2, 1946 as a pharma­cist’s mate third class having served on the USS Okaloosa, APA‑219, according to Tarrant County Discharge Book 61, page 385. In 1947 he was listed in the Austin, Texas city directory as a student at the University of Texas, living at 2804 White Street.

He was a graduate student at Stanford University when he was married August 5, 1950 to Dorothy Gifford Vancroft, daughter of a physician who resided on Long Island, New York.

On August 5, 1954 Dixie Bob Gowin and Dorothy Gifford Van­croft Gowin lived at 224A Whitney Avenue, New Haven, Con­necticut where he received his PhD. degree at Yale Uni­versity. In 1974 he was a member of the faculty at Cornell University at Ithica, New York.

JesseCledy

Gowin, sixth child of John M. Gowan and Mariah J. Peacock Gowan, was born June 12, 1849 in Smith County Mississippi, according to Phillip Alan Gowan. His tombstone records his date of birth as October 22, 1865, according to “Cemeteries of Clay County, Texas” by Walter Speakman. He removed to Texas in the 1870s with members of his family

Jesse Cledy Gowin, a single man, applied to the State of Texas for a land grant of 20 acres in Clay County July 30, 1879. The application, No. 2324 in the Fannin District, was granted ac­cording to the Texas Land Office Records, with the provision that Jesse Cledy Gowin improve the place and homestead it for three years.

Since he did not prove up on his claim located 15 miles south­east of Henrietta, Texas it was later carried on the land office records as “abandoned.” In the meantime Jesse Cledy Gowan sold his 20 acres to Mrs. Lucy Sanzenbacher, a widow. Mary Elizabeth Lyles Gowan was a witness to the transaction. The state refused to acknowledge the Gowin claim to the land, and after several exchanges of correspondence between her attorney and Jesse Cledy Gowin, Lucy Sanzenbacher concluded that she had been “took.”‘

Jesse Cledy Gowin was married to Miss Lorena I. Elliot Jan­uary 8, 1884, according to Clay County Marriage Book 1, page 168. She was born in Texas August 8, 1861.

Jesse Cledy Gowin appeared as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Clay County, Enumeration District 16, page 10, precinct 5:

“Gowin, Jesse 51, born in Mississippi in June 1849
Lorena I. 34, born in Texas in October 1865
Ida K. 15, born in Texas in October 1884
Birdie F. 13, born in Texas in July 1886
Tulie H. 12, born in Texas in January 1888
Lukie L. 9, born in Texas in August 1890
Lorena 4, born in Texas in December 1895
Mima 3, born in Texas in May 1897
John C. 2, born in Texas in April 1898
Jessee 7, born in Texas in January 1893,
daughter”

Jesse Cledy Gowin of “Clay County” bought a lot in Paris, Texas from 0. S. Hitchcock of Clay County for $600 March 27, 1900, according to Lamar County, Texas Deed Book 93, page 58. He sold the lot for $700 October 27, 1902 to C. H. Stiff of Lamar County. The lot was located on the south side of Pine Bluff Street, according to Lamar County Deed Book 103, page 495.

Jesse Cledy Gowin “of Clay County” gave a quit claim deed to C. E. Latham to 142 acres in Foard County, Texas February 11, 1907 for $800, according to Foard County Deed Book 15, page 447.

Lorena I. Elliott Gowin died January 10, 1915 at age 55 at Bellvue, according to “Cemeteries of Clay County” by Walter Speakman. She had written her will April 7, 1914, naming Jesse Cledy Gowin as executor, according to Clay County Probate Book 5, page 313. The community estate consisted of “1,645 acres of land in Clay County, Lots 13‑18, Block 25, Bellvue, Texas, 70 horses and 15 shares of stock in First National Bank.”,

Jesse Cledy Gowin lived all of his adult life at Bellevue, Texas and died there in October 1927, according to Phillip Alan Gowan in “Gowan-Morley.” His date of death was shown as December 13, 1930 in “Cemeteries of Clay County.” which erroneously showed his date of birth as October 22, 1865.

Jesse Cledy Gowin and Lorena I. Elliott Gowin were the par­ents of two sons and eight daughters:

Ida Catherine Gowin born October 12, 1884
Birdye F. Gowin born July 5, 1886
Tulia H. Gowin born January 1, 1888
Lukie “Luke” Gowin born July 13, 1889
Jessie Mozelle Gowin born January 17, 1892
Lorena Gowin born December 25, 1894
Mima “Dick” Gowin born May 9, 1896
John Cledy Gowin born April 4, 1898
Thomas Boyd Gowin born November 22, 1900
Daisy B. Gowin born May 3, 1903

Ida Catherine Gowin, first child of Jesse Cledy Gowin and Lorena I. Elliott Gowin, was born at Bellvue October 12, 1884. She was married to Sept Burnett Arnold April 29, 1903. Ida Catherine Gowin Arnold died May 1, 1955.

Children born to Sept Burnett Arnold and Ida Catherine Gowin Arnold include:

Flossie Inez Arnold born January 31, 1904
Joe Cecil Arnold born May 1, 1905
Nina Lorena Arnold born November 20, 1909
Frances Kathryn Arnold born March 15, 1918

Flossie Inez Arnold, first child of Sept Burnett Arnold and Ida Catherine Gowin Arnold, was born January 31, 1904. She was married about 1924 to Homer W. Raney. Flossie Inez Arnold Raney, after 19 years the wife of Homer W. Raney, was re­married to Ray Smith. No children were born to either
union. She died May 1, 1955.

Joe Cecil Arnold, second child of Sept Burnett Arnold and Ida Catherine Gowin Arnold, was born May 1, 1905. He was married to Miss Kathleen Ann Hall December 16, 1925. In 1974 they lived in Grants Pass, Oregon.

One child was born to them:

Clinton H. Arnold born March 25, 1922

Clinton H. Arnold only child of Joe Cecil Arnold and Kath­leen Ann Hall Arnold, was born March 25, 1922. He was married to Miss Joanne Harris in May 1949.

Children born to Clinton H. Arnold and Joanne Harris Arnold include:

Timothy Clinton Arnold born April 10, 1950
Jody Colleen Arnold born December 6, 1957

Nina Lorena Arnold, third child of Sept Burnett Arnold and Ida Catharine Gowin Arnold, was born November 20, 1903. In her early years she was employed by the telephone com­pany. She was married about 1924 to Glenn E. Valentine. In 1974 Glenn E. Valentine and Nina Lorena Arnold Valentine lived at Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The only child of Glenn E. Valentine and Nina Lorena Arnold Valentine is:

Jo Ann Valentine born June 3, 1937

Jo Ann Valentine, only child of Glenn E. Valentine and Nina Lorena Arnold Valentine, was born June 3, 1937. She was married to Robert J. Tinkle July 21 1957.

Children born to Robert J. Tinkle and Jo Ann Valentine Tinkle include:

Robert Scott Tinkle born May 9, 1958
Jacqueline Tinkle born May 19, 1960
Kerry Lenette Tingle born November 12, 1969

Robert Scott Tinkle, first child of Robert J. Tinkle and Jo Ann Valentine Tinkle, was born May 9, 1958. He was killed by a hit‑and-run driver June 10, 1971.

Frances Kathryn Arnold, fourth child of Sept Burnett Arnold and Ida Catharine Gowin Arnold, was born March 15, 1918. She was married to Ted Schreivogel about 1938. She died Au­gust 3, 1963.

One child was born to Ted Schreivogel and Frances Kathryn Arnold Schreivogel:

Kathryn Frances Schreivogel born April 4, 1945

Kathryn Frances Schreivogel, only child of Ted Schreivogel and Frances Kathryn Arnold Schreivogel, was born April 4, 1945. About 1965 she was married to Derrell Stovall.

Children born to Derrell Stovall and Kathryn Frances Schreivogel Stovall include:

Sean Stovall born about 1967
Shan Stovall born about 1969
Phil Stovall born about 1971

Birdye Gowin, second child of Jesse Cledy Gowin and Lorena I. Elliott Gowin, was born at Buffalo Springs, Texas July 5, 1886. She was married to Forrest Luther Wright March 4, 1909, according to Clay County Marriage Book 3, page 346. Birdye Gowin Wright died May 2, 1964. No children were born to the couple.

Tulia Gowin, third child of Jesse Cledy Gowin and Lorena I. Elliott Gowin, was born at Buffalo Springs January 1, 1888. She was married to Homer Davis about 1908. Tulia Gowin Davis died in 1926. No children were born to this union.

Lukie Lee “Luke” Gowin, fourth child of Jesse Cledy Gowin and Lorena I. Elliott Gowin, was born at Buffalo Springs, July 13, 1889. On January 22, 1909 she was married to Raymond Wiley, according to Clay County Marriage Book 3, page 338. Lukie Lee “Luke” Gowin Wiley died September 2, 1970 at age 81.

Children born to Raymond Wiley and Lukie Lee “Luke” Gowin Wiley include:

Don Wiley born about 1910
Kell Wiley born about 1912
Pat Wiley born about 1915

Jessie Mozelle Gowin, fifth child of Jesse Cledy Gowin and Lorena I. Elliott Gowin, was born at Buffalo Springs January 17, 1892. She was married July 18, 1916 to Arch J. McNeill. In 1942 and in 1974 they lived in Seymour, Texas.

Children born to them include:

Edwin Loyd McNeill born November 9, 1921
William McNeill born November 12, 1924
Kenneth McNeill born in 1932

Lorena Gowin, sixth child of Jesse Cledy Gowin and Lorena I. Elliott Gowin, was born at Buffalo Springs December 25, 1894. She did not marry.

In 1930 she was living at 713 Baylor Avenue, Wichita Falls, Texas with her sister, Daisy B. Gowin. In the 1970 and 1971 editions of the city directory she lived at 1501 7th Street and was listed as retired. In 1974 she lived in a convalescent home in Wichita Falls.

Mima “Dick” Gowin, seventh child of Jesse Cledy Gowin and Lorena I. Elliott Gowin, was born at Buffalo Springs May 9, 1896. She was married to Rex Odice Davis October 12, 1920, according to Clay County Marriage Book 5, page 129. In 1974 Rex Odice Davis and Mima “Dick” Gowin Davis lived in Bel­lvue, Texas.

Children born to Rex Odice Davis and Mima “Dick” Gowin include:

Harry Rex Davis born November 9, 1921
Nell Davis born November 12, 1924
Ann Davis born in 1932
Charles Gowin Davis born July 25, 1929

Harry Rex Davis, first child of Rex Odice Davis and Mima “Dick” Gowin Davis, was born November 9, 1921, probably in Clay County. Hew was married September 6, 1947 to Ruth Elizabeth Greenlee. In 1974 he lived in Beloit, Wisconsin.

Children born to them include:

Peter Gowin Davis born April 26, 1950
Scott Andrew Davis born February 25, 1952
Martha Greenlee Davis born July 14, 19545

Nell Davis, second child of Rex Odice Davis and Mima “Dick” Gowin Davis, was born November 12, 1924, probably in Clay County. In 1974 she lived at Denton, Texas.

Charles Gowin Davis, third child of Rex Odice Davis and Mima “Dick” Gowin Davis, was born July 25, 1929, probably in Clay County. He was married about 1951 to Dawn Echols. In January 1975 he was an attorney living in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Children born to them include:

Rebecca Dawn Davis born in July 1954
Amy Davis born about 1956

Ann Davis, fourth child of Rex Odice Davis and Mima “Dick” Gowin Davis, was born in 1932, probably in Clay County. She was married about 1950 to John Powell. In 1974 they lived in Austin, Texas.

John Cledy Gowin, eighth child of Jesse Cledy Gowin and Lorena I. Elliott Gowin, was born April 4, 1898 at Buffalo Springs, according to Clay County Birth Book 4, page 44.

He enlisted in the U. S. Army at Austin while a student there at the University of Texas October 2, 1918. He showed his civilian occupation as a “stockyardman.” Since his military ca­reer lasted only two months, it is believed that he did not leave the university campus. He was discharged as a private November 26, 1918, according to Baylor County, Texas Dis­charge Book 1, page 219.

He was married January 9, 1924 to Lucille Gray, according to Baylor County Marriage Book 5, page 188. He was employed as a banker in Seymour, Texas in 1925 and in 1928.

He received a deed from Arch J. McNeill and his wife, Jessie Mozell Gowin, his sister and brother-in-law, to Lot 10, Block 8, Morris Addition, Seymour August 19, 1924, according to Baylor County Deed Book 68, page 23. He paid $2,350 for the house and lot.

John Cledy Gowin and Lucille Gray Gowin “of San Diego County, California” sold the property 20 years later, Novem­ber 15, 1944 for $3,500 to E. H. Balch, according to Baylor County Deed Book 104, page 212. John Cledy Gowin died January 8, 1971.

Children born to John Cledy Gowin and Lucille Gray Gowin include:

Jack Donald Gowin born October 2, 1925
Dorothy Helen Gowin born January 19, 1928

Jack Donald Gowin, first child of John Cledy Gowin and Lu­cille Gray Gowin was born October 2, 1925 in Baylor County, according to Baylor County Birth Book 7, page 280.

He was married to Beverly Enola Mattala December 20, 1947. In 1974 they lived at Hector, Arkansas where he was principal of Hector Elementary School. Jack Donald Gowin, a realtor and a member of Gowen Research Foundation continued there in 1992.

Children born to Jack Donald Gowin and Beverly Enola Mattala Gowin include:

Cathy Lou Gowin born March 11, 1949
Marjorie Enola Gowin born September 24, 1951
John Walter Gowin born October 13, 1956
Philip Wayne Gowin born September 27, 1961

Cathy Lou Gowin, first child of Jack Donald Gowin and Bev­erly Enola Mattala Gowin, was born March 11, 1949. She was married to Jerry W. Hurley in May, 1966.

Children born to Jerry W. Hurley and Cathy Lou Gowin Hurley include:

Michael John Hurley born May 23, 1967
Bryan Scott Hurley born December 24, 1969
Marjorie Lou Hurley born May 29, 1971

Michael John Hurley, son of Jerry W. Hurley and Cathey Lou Gowin Hurley, was born May 23, 1967. He was married about 1987 to Carrie Ann Frawley.

Children born to them include:

Lauren Victoria Hurley born May 31, 1988

Marjorie Enola Gowin, second child of Jack Donald Gowin and Beverly Enola Mattala Gowin, was born September 24, 1951. She was married to Frank L. Gilbert December 20, 1969.

Children born to them include:

Luke Cyrus Gilbert born October 24, 1971
Leah Enola Gilbert born January 10, 1977

John Walter Gowin, third child of Jack Donald Gowin and Beverly Enola Mattala Gowin, was born December 13, 1956. He was married March 7, 1981 to Cynthia Jane Howell.

Children born to John Walter Gowin and Cynthia Jane How­ell Gowin include:

Travis Howell Gowin born May 27, 1979
Ashley Lynn Gowin born August 9, 1982

Phillip Wayne Gowin, fourth child of Jack Donald Gowin and Beverly Enola Mattala Gowin, was born September 27, 1961. of this individual nothing more is known.

Dorothy Helen Gowin, second child of John Cledy Gowin and Lucille Gray Gowin, was born January 19, 1928 in Baylor County, according to Baylor County Birth Book 7, page 281. She was married about 1948 to James Bruce Wilson. She was remarried to Edward F. Shannon September 27, 1958. He died in 1965. Dorothy Helen Gowin Wilson Shannon in 1974 lived in Hector, Arkansas.

Children born to them include:

Karen Yvonne Wilson born November 10, 1950
Eileen Ann Wilson born February 19, 1953

Karen Yvonne Wilson, first child of James Bruce Wilson and Dorothy Helen Gowin Wilson, was born November 10, 1950. She was married about 1973 to Berley Steele Snider.

Children born to them include:

Allison Yvonne Snider born June 8, 1975
Zane Snider born December 3, 1979

Eileen Ann Wilson, second child of James Bruce Wilson and Dorothy Helen Gowin Wilson, was born February 19, 1953. She was married Michael James Davis August 2, 1969. She was remarried about 1978 to Jeral Edward Coffman.

Children born to Michael James Davis and Eileen Ann Wil­son Davis include:

Edward James Davis born December 22, 1969
Joshua James Davis born July 1, 1974

Children born to Jeral Edward Coffman and Eileen Ann Wil­son Davis Coffman include:

Bethany Ann Coffman born May 26, 1979
Megan Eileen Coffman born October 13, 1982.

Thomas Boyd Gowin, ninth child of Jesse Cledy Gowin and Lorena I. Elliott Gowin, was born at Buffalo Springs Novem­ber 22, 1900, according to Clay County Birth Book 4, page 44. He was married to Genevieve Coffield about 1930. They lived at 1514 Polk Street, Wichita Falls, Texas, according to the 1935 city directory. In 1938 and 1939 he was listed as an oil­field worker and lived on Iowa Park Road in Wichita Falls. In 1972 they lived in Bellvue, Texas, and in 1974 they lived in Edinburg, Texas. No children were born to Thomas Boyd Gowin and Genevieve Coffield Gowin.

Daisy B. Gowin, tenth child of Jesse Cledy Gowin and Lorena I. Elliott Gowin, was born May 3, 1903 at Buffalo Springs, ac­cording to Clay County Birth Book 4, page 45. She appeared in the 1925 city directory of Wichita Falls living at 1107 Polk Street. She was listed as a student at Cline’s Commercial College at that time. In 1929 and 1930 editions she was a bookkeeper for Wichita Falls Radio Supply and lived at 713 Baylor with her sister Lorena Gowin.

Daisy B. Gowin was married to Thomas Jefferson Hooser August 1, 1943. He died in 1961. No children were born to this couple. Daisy B. Gowin Hooser in 1974 continued in Wi­chita Falls.

Wilson Walter Gowin seventh child of John M. Gowan and Mariah J. Peacock Gowan, was born in March 1853, probably in Smith County, Mississippi.

Descendants state that he related to them that he was born on a plantation located between Vicksburg and Jackson, Missis­sippi. His daughter, Cornelia Elizabeth Gowin Allison stated that he was graduated from Harvard Law School, the first law school to be established in the United States. He was a great admirer of Charles William Eliot who served as the university’s president from 1869 to 1909. Following the Civil War, Wilson Walter Gowin removed to Hillsboro, Texas.

On July 29, 1889 he received a quit claim deed to 640 acres of land located four miles east of Amarillo, Texas, from J. W. Davidson, according to Potter County Deed Book 5, page 509. Consideration for the section of land was $400. W. B. Ple­mons was listed as a co-signor with Wilson Walter Gowin in the purchase.

Wilson Walter Gowin was a taxpayer in Potter County from 1890 to 1895 and was listed as a notary public in Amarillo on March 3, 1890.

On November 9, 1894 Wilson Walter Gowin received a quit claim deed from W. W. Wetsel to Lot 3, Block 126, Plemons Addition, Amarillo, according to Potter County Deed Book 11, page 557. Consideration was $75.

On September 18, 1899 Wilson Walter Gowin received a war­ranty deed from W. H. Bush of Cook County, Illinois to three lots in Block 30 in Glidden & Sanborn Addition, Amarillo for $150 cash.

On January 16, 1900 Wilson Walter Gowin was married, at age 46, to Lillie May Klahr, age 22, who was born near Columbus, Ohio May 27, 1878. She became the first bride in Potter County in the 20th century.

Wilson Walter Gowin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Potter County, Enumeration District 80, page 3, Precinct 1:

“Gowan, W. W. 47, born in Mississippi in March 1853
Lillie M. 22, born in Ohio in May 1878

On April 5, 1901 Wilson Walter Gowin received a warranty deed to five acres of land in Potter County for $100, according to Potter County Deed Book 13, page 605. They sold property in Amarillo for $1,500 on August 2, 1902, according to Potter County Deed Book 15, page 337.

Wilson Walter Gowin and Lillie May Klahr Gowin gave a quit claim deed to Frank T. French to Lot 1, Block 16, Plemons Addition, Amarillo, according to Potter County Deed Book 21, page 312. Consideration was $15.

On May 31, 1906 Wilson Walter Gowin and Lillie May Klahr Gowin received $1,000 from A. Davidson for Survey 170, Block 2, Amarillo, according to Potter County Deed Book 24, page 352. On March 30, 1907 Wilson Walter Gowin received a deed to Lot 171, Block 2, located on 22nd Street in Amarillo, according to Potter County Deed Book 31, page 38.

Wilson Walter Gowin wrote the first charter for the City of Amarillo and in 1907 ran for Potter County Judge. Among his friends and legal clients was Col. Charles Goodnight who owned a large cattle ranch in Palo Duro Canyon. This pio­neer rancher and Indian-fighter was well known and re­spected throughout the county, and when he threw his influ­ence behind his friend, his election was assured.

In the 1908 city directory of Amarillo Wilson Walter Gowin was listed as an attorney with “office in the courthouse, resi­dence at 505 Fillmore.”

Wilson Walter Gowin and Lillie May Klahr Gowin sold Lot 171, Block 2, located at Van Buren and 22nd Street, Amarillo to Mrs. Kate Veach of Lawrence County, Pennsylvania for $2,6OO September 29, 1908, according to Potter County Deed Book 17, page 388.

He received a deed from W. M. Warren and wife to Lot 2, Block 226, Holland Addition, Amarillo for $1,350, according to Potter County Deed Book 36, page 644.

In the city directory of 1909 and 1910 Wilson Walter Gowin was listed as “attorney and notary” with his office in his resi­dence at 505 Fillmore.

Wilson Walter Gowin died January 6, 1911 “of Brights dis­ease,” at age 57. He was buried in Block 11‑6, Llano Ceme­tery, Hays Avenue and East 27th Street in Amarillo.

Lillie May Klahr Gowin continued to live at 505 Fillmore, ac­cording to the Amarillo city directory. On September 22, 1914 she received a warranty deed from S. D. Crittenden and wife to Lot 7, Block 117, Plemons Addition, Amarillo, according to Potter County Deed Book 55, page 190. On September 19, 1918 Lillie May Klahr Gowin, “femme sole,” gave a warranty deed to this property to J. H. Langford for $2,650, according to Potter County Deed Book 67, page 386.

In 1921 Lillie Mae Klahr Gowin was listed in the city directory offering “furnished rooms” at 505 Fillmore. She operated a rooming house in her residence at this address which was lo­cated across the street from the Potter County Courthouse.

In September 1921 Lillie May Klahr Gowin was remarried to Thomas Jefferson Scott, a traveling salesman. They continued to live at 505 Filmore, according to the 1924, 1925 and 1926 city directory.

On June 8, 1942 Lillie May Klahr Gowin Scott signed an affi­davit to enable Wilson Wilks Gowin, her son to obtain a birth certificate, according to Potter County Probate Birth records.

Lillie May Klahr Gowin Scott died July 1, 1957, after 58 years of residence in Amarillo. At the time of her death her resi­dence was located at 1101 Buchanan.

Children born to Wilson Walter Gowin and Lillie May Klahr Gowin include:

Wilson Wilks Gowin born November 6, 1900
Cornelia Elizabeth Gowin born September 4, 1904

Wilson Wilks Gowin, first child of Wilson Walter Gowin and Lillie May Klahr Gowin, was born November 6, 1900, ac­cording to Potter County Probate Birth Book 3, page 307.

Wilson Wilks Gowin was listed in the Amarillo City Directory for the first time in its edition of 1916, living at the home of his mother. In 1917 he was shown as a clerk for City Light & Water Company. In 1918, 1919, 1920, and 1921 he was shown as a salesman for City Light & Water Company, residing at 505 Fillmore. In the 1922 edition he was shown as an electri­cal engineer. In 1923 he was listed as an electrician’s helper employed by City Light & Water Company. He was still liv­ing at 505 Fillmore, the residence of Thomas Jefferson Scott and Lillie May Klahr Gowin Scott. In 1924 he was “rooming” with the Scotts.

In the 1927, 1928 and 1929 edition of the directory he was shown as an engineer with Southwestern Public Service Com­pany, still residing at 505 Fillmore. He was transferred by his company to Roswell, New Mexico about this time.

On June 19, 1932 Wilson Wilks Gowin, “age 31, Box 677, Roswell, New Mexico,” filed in the Potter County Clerk’s a “Notice of Intention to Marry” with Louise Emily Townes. “age 20,” of Amarillo. They were later married in Amarillo, according to Potter County Marriage Book 9, page 415.

Louise Emily Townes Gowin died on October 25, 1940 and was buried beside her father‑in‑law in Llano Cemetery. Her tombstone inscription reads “born June 24, 1911‑‑died Octo­ber 25, 1940.

Wilson Wilks Gowin did not remarry after the death of his wife. He later retired from Southwestern Public Service Company at Roswell and continued to make his home there at 305 North Michigan Avenue in July, 1974. Later he removed to Albuquerque, New Mexico where he died April 3, 1976.

Children born to Wilson Wilks Gowin and Louise Emily Townes Gowin include:

Wilson Wilks “Pat” Gowin, Jr. born June 1, 1934
Charles Allen Gowin born about 1936

Wilson Wilks “Pat” Gowin, first child of Wilson Wilks Gowin and Louise Emily Townes Gowin, was born about 1934, prob­ably in Roswell. On December 27, 1955 he was married to Annie Anastasia Lucero “of Roswell,” according to Chavez County Marriage Book 33, page 19243. He became a draftsman.

Two years later Wilson Wilks “Pat” Gowin, Jr. was drowned in a “bottomless lake” near Roswell June 22, 1957. Annie Anastasia Lucero Gowin was later remarried to Bob Wegener and in July 1974 lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

One daughter was born to Wilson Wilks “Pat” Gowin, Jr. and Annie Anastasia Lucero Gowin:

Carla Marie Gowin born March 5, 1957

Carla Marie Gowin, child of Wilson Wilks “Pat” Gowin, and Annie Anastasia Lucero Gowin, was born March 5, 1957 at Roswell, according to Chavez County birth records. She was married June 16, 1979 to Tim W. Brooks. In 1993 they lived in Albuquerque.

Children born to them include:

Jenna Leanna Brooks born December 29, 1982
Kaylie Lauren Brooks born December 2, 1986

Charles Allen Gowin, second child of Wilson Wilks “Pat” Gowin, Jr. and Louise Emily Townes Gowin, was born about 1936, prob­ably in Roswell. About 1955, he was married, wife’s name Martha. In July 1974 they were living in Etowah, Tennessee where he was employed as a draftsman.

Children born to Charles Gowin and Martha Gowin include:

Patricia Ann Gowin born in June 1956
Wilks Michael Eugene Gowin born in 1957
Mark Allen Gowin born in August 1959
Nanette Louise Gowin born in October 1960

Cornelia Elizabeth Gowin, second child of Wilson Walter Gowin and Lillie May Klahr Gowin, was born in Amarillo September 4, 1904. She recalled, in an interview with Arlee Claud Gowen in July 1974, running errands for her mother on Taylor Street in Amarillo as a child and seeing Indians from the nearby reservation sitting cross­legged on the Taylor Street boardwalk wrapped in their blankets.

She appeared in the 1918, 1919 and 1920 city directories of Amarillo living at 505 Fillmore, the family residence. She was married to James Elmer Allison at Polk Street Methodist Church May 9, 1921, according to Potter County Marriage Book 5, page 402.

James Elmer Allison operated the first drive‑in service station in Amarillo following return from his service in the U.S. Navy following World War I. He later went into the oil leasing business in Amarillo. He died there June 6, 1963.

In July 1974 Cornelia Elizabeth Gowin Allison, a widow, lived at 2301 South Austin, Apartment 106, Amarillo. Later she lived at 2004 South Lipscomb. She, a member of Gowen Research Foundation, died there February 7, 1991.

Children born to James Elmer Allison and Cornelia Elizabeth Gowin Allison include:

Ada Cornelia Allison born April 07, 1922
James Wilson Allison born March 26, 1925
Betty Jean Allison born January 11, 1928
Frances Lillian Allison born February 12, 1930

Ada Cornelia Allison, first child of James Elmer Allison and Cornelia Elizabeth Gowin Allison, was born in Amarillo April 17, 1922. She remained unmarried, living at 2004 South Lipscomb, Amarillo in July 1974. She was an employee of Dia­mond Shamrock Corporation. She died March 26, 1992 in Amarillo.

James Wilson Allison, second child of James Elmer Allison and Cornelia Elizabeth Gowin Allison, was born in Amarillo March 27, 1925. On December 31, 1953 he was married to Margaret Pettit. They lived in Moriarity, New Mexico. He died April 27, 1989.

Children born to James Wilson Allison and Margaret Pettit Allison include:

Virginia Elizabeth Allison born October 11, 1954
James Hastings Allison born March 17, 1957

Virginia Elizabeth Allison, daughter of James Wilson Allison and Margaret Pettit Allison, was born October 11, 1954. She was married August 23, 1982. In January 1993 they lived in Yuma, Arizona.

James Hastings Allison, son of James Wilson Allison and Margeret Pettit Allison, was born March 17, 1957. In 1993 he was employed in the African nation of Nigeria. Later he was in Indonesia.

Betty Jean Allison, third child of James Elmer Allison and Cornelia Elizabeth Gowin Allison, was born in Amarillo Jan­uary 11, 1928. In 1959 she was married to Wilber Jones. No children were born to this union. In July 1974 they made their home in Houston, Texas where she was employed by National Gas Pipeline Company. In December 1992, she, a member of Gowen Research Foundation, again lived in Amarillo at 2004 South Lipscomb.

Frances Lillian Allison, fourth child of James Elmer Allison and Cornelia Elizabeth Gowin Allison, was born in Amarillo February 12, 1930. On May 27, 1955 she was married to Don D. Krabbe. In 1974 and in 1993 they lived in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Children born to them include:

Cynthia Dean Krabbe born November 3, 1956
Michael Eugene Krabbe born October 23, 1958

Cynthia Dean Krabbe, daughter of Don D. Krabbe and Frances Lillian Allison Krabbe, was born November 3, 1956. She was married June 15, 1973 to Michael Fordyce. In 1993 they lived in Buyckeye, Arizona.

Children born to Michael Fordyce and Cunthia Dean Krabbe Fordyce include:

Sandra D. Fordyce born January 17, 1974

Michael Eugene Krabbe, son of Don D. Krabbe and Frances Lillian Allison Krabbe, was born October 23, 1958. He was married to Teri Watson April 30, 1983. In 1993 they lived in Chandler, Arizona.

Cornelia “Pinkie” Gowin, eighth child of John M. Gowan and Mariah J. Peacock Gowan, was born about 1858, probably in
Smith County, Mississippi. She appeared there in the 1860 and 1870 census enumerations.

Cornelia “Pinkie” Gowin was married to P. F. Denham about 1875. In 1908 P. F. Denham and Cornelia “Pinkie” Gowin Denham were living in Scott County, Mississippi.

She joined her brothers in giving a quit claim deed to her mother’s homestead in Hillsboro, Texas to B. B. Cochran September 19, 1908, according to Hill County Deed Book 112, page 76. “Mrs. Pinkie Denham and P. F. Denham of Scott County, Mississippi; L. Gowin, Tarrant County, Texas; W. W. Gowin of Potter County, Texas; and J. C. Gowin of Clay County, Texas, sole heirs of Mrs. Mariah Gowin, late of Hill County, Texas” deeded Lot 48, McMullen Addition to B. B. Cochran.

Horace Denham who later lived at Bellvue, Texas is believed to be the son of P. F. Denham and Cornelia “Pinkie” Gowin Denham. Of other descendants nothing more is known.

Ida Gowan, ninth child of John M. Gowan and Mariah J. Pea­cock Gowan, was born about 1860, probably in Smith County, Mississippi. She died between 1870 and 1880 unmar­ried.
Descendant Researchers:

Leah Putty Albers, 8320 Glenwood, Oklahoma City, OK, 73114, 405/848-0861
Col. Michael O. Beck, 824 Holbrook Circle, Ft. Walton Beach, FL, 32549, 904/862-1464
Celia Ann Scott Boswell, 413 N. Pacific, Mineola, TX, 75773, 903/569-6968
Phillip Alan Gowan, Box 5777, Nashville, TN, 37208, 615/834-0910
Jack Donald Gowin, Route 1, Box 361, Hector, AR, 72843, 581/284-2902
Betty Allison Jones, 2004 S. Lipscomb, Amarillo, TX, 79109
Phyllis J. Poe, 15406 Ashburton, Houston, TX, 77040, 713/466-4149.

Richard Gowan, believed to be the sixth child of John Gowan was born March 6, 1813 in North Carolina. When he was 16 years old, he moved to Louisiana to work on a plantation. About 1835 he removed with other members of his family to Simpson County, Mississippi.

He was married February 2, 1840 to Susan Peacock in Simpson County. Susan Peacockc was born in Louisiana in 1817, according to “History of North & West Texas” published in 1906 by Capt. B. B. Paddock. She was a sister to Mariah Peacock was married John Gowan, a brother to Richard Gowan. John Peacock, the father of Susan Peacock had emigrated to Louisiana with his parents from Ireland. John Peacock married a French woman and they were the parents of four children‑‑two sons and two daughters.

Richard Gowan, a farmer, appeared as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Simpson County, page 228:

“Gowens, Richard white male 20‑30
white female 15‑20”

Richard Gowan owned one female slave at that time. His enumeration was in adjacent entries to “John M. Gowens and Jesse Gowens.” These individuals are believed to be John M. Gowan, his brother and Jesse Gowan, his cousin.

Richard Gowan “had peculiar business ability and tireless energy and soon became one of the wealthiest planters of Smith County, owning many slaves and having a large amount of land and other property,” according to Captain Paddock. The history further shows that he was primarily interested in the breeding of blooded livestock.

The family of Richard Gowan and Susan Peacock Gowan was enumerated in the 1850 and 1860 census returns of Smith County. Richard Gowan lost all of his wealth at the close of the Civil War and elected to “start over” in Navarro County, Texas, moving there in 1867. His family was enumerated there in the 1870 federal census.

Richard Gowan received a deed from J. A. Davis February 5, 1870 to 26 acras located 13 miles west of Corsicana on Rusk Creek for $170, according to Navarro County Deed Book T, page 136.

He purchased additional land from B. F. Cummings located 12 miles west of Corsicana on Richland Creek for $100, according to Navarro County Deed Book T, page 239. The deed was filed in May of 1870.

He purchased additional land from W. B. Thompson October 1, 1870 on Cottonwood Creek, located 11 miles south and five miles west of Corsicana. Purchase price was $389.40, according to Navarro County Deed Book U, page 467.

Richard Gowan gave a bill of sale to D. W. Pierce October 26, 1870 for 11 head of cattle “branded U.D.”, according to Navarro County Deed Book T, page 615. Richard Gowan received a deed from W. B. Thompson and Elizabeth Jane Thompson to 135 acres of land located on Cottonwood Creek, 11 miles south of Corsicana, according to Navarro County Deed Book X, page 481. Consideration was $2,400.

Richard Gowan received a deed from his nephew, James A. Gowan July 16, 1874 to 480 acres located in Navarro and Ellis County, Texas. Consideration was $960 in gold, according to Navarro County Deed Book 26, page 15.

On January 10, 1876 he deeded land located 12 miles west of Corsicanna to J. W. Simpson for $1,276, according to Navarro County Deed Book 27, page 631.
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In the September 1, 1877 edition of the “Dallas Herald” on page 3, column 1 appeared a news item regarding the death of a daughter of Richard Gowan. The article stated simply that “Miss Gowan, [Mississippi Gowan] a young lady about 14, the daughter of Richard Gowan near Dresden, died very suddenly last Saturday night. [8/15/1877].”

On January 1, 1887 Richard Gowan gave a deed of trust to J. S. Doughterty for seven acres of land in Ellis County, Texas, according to Ellis County Deed Book J, page 338. On April 12, 1888, he gave a deed of trust to R. M. and Bettie Burris for 100 acres of land in Ellis County, according to Deed Book L, page 289.

On January 17, 1889 he gave a deed of trust to Prof. Jonathan Buna Jones, his son‑in‑law for 100 acres in Ellis County, according to Deed Book M, page 533. On July 29, 1890 he deeded 100 acres in Ellis County to James T. Calvin, according Deed Book 68, page 174.

He died in Navarro County December 21, 1890 at age 77. His Ellis County estate was settled in 1891, accordigg to Ellis County Deed Book 65, page 447. In that year Susan Peacock Gowan “of Navarro County, Texas” joined her children in sellins her interest in 960 acres of land in Ellis County to her sons, Garrett Hubert Gowan and John W. Gowan.

Susan Peacock Gowan died at the age of 83, January 28, 1900 and was buried in White Church Cemetery beside her husband.

Children born to Richard Gowan and Susan Peacock Gowan include:

Matilda Gowan born December 18, 1840
Samantha Jen Gowan born December 1, 1843
Garrett Hubert Gowan born March 29, 1845
William Thomas “Bud” Gowan born March 9, 1847
Terry Edith Gowan born June 10, 1849
Mary Ann Gowan born born in 1852 d1854
Richard R. Gowan born July 13, 1856
John Wyeatt Gowan born about 1858
Rose Alice Gowan born August 16, 1860
Lula Mississippi “Missie”Gowan
born May 31, 1865, d1877

Matilda Gowan, first child of Richard Gowan and Susan Pealcock Gowan, was born about 1842 in Smith County. She was married to John Young February 2, 1860, probably in Smith County. They accompanied her father’s family in the move to Navarro County, living in Blooming Grove community.

John Young died in 1888. About 1891 Matilda Gowan Young “of Navarro County” sold her interest in her father’s estate of 960 acres in Ellis County, Texas toher brothers Garrett Hubert Gowan and John Wyeatt Gowan, according to Ellis County Deed Book 65, page 447.

Children born to John Young and Matilda Gowan Young include:

Emmar Rosalie Young born March 24, 1861
Matthew Garrett Young born November 5, 1864
Mary “May” Young born August 31, 1867
Susa Fannie Young born March 14, 1870
Tillie Mae Young born May 13, 1873
Terrie Pearl Young born October 27, 1875
Frank Richard Young born November 7, 1878

(((For information on above children, consult “Gowan-Morley”))

Samantha Jane Gowan, second child of Richard Gowan and Susan Peacock Gowan, was born December 1, 1843 in Smith County, Mississippi. She was married, probably in Smith County, to George Washington Thomason who was born in 1835. They accompanied her father in his move to Navarro County.

George Washington Thomason and Samantha Jane Gowan Thomason, joined by their son William Henry Thomason, entered into the transaction to sell her part of 960 acres of land in Ellis County, Texas that she inherited from her father’s estate to her brothers, Garrett Hubert Gowan and John Wyeatt Gowan about 1891, according to Ellis County Deed Book 65, page 447.

Samantha Jane Gowan Thomason died February 19, 1893 in Navarro County, and he survived until 1910.

Children born to them include:

Richard Obadiah Thomason born February 19, 1843
William Henry Thomason born May 1, 1869
Mattie Alice Thomason born November 3, 1871
Alexander Gowan Thomason born March 22, 1874
Joshua Elliott Thomason born January 28, 1876
Fleta Mae Thomason born January 8, 1878
Susan Eullina Thomason born June 30, 1880

(((For information on above children, see Gowen-Morley Mattie Alice Thompson was born November 3, 1871 in Lonoke County, Arkansas)))

Garrett Hubert Gowan, son of Richard Gowan and Susan Peacock Gowan, was born March 29, 1845 in Smith County, Mississippi. He was a student at Sylvarena Academy there at the outbreak of the Civil War, and at the age of 16 immedi­ately volunteered in the first Confederate company raised in Smith County for the Sixteenth Mississippi Infantry Regi­ment.

His regiment quickly moved to Virginia and reported to Gen. Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson just in time to partici­pate in the Battle of Cross Keys in June 1862. This engage­ment was followed in quick succession by the Battle of Seven Days, and the desperate Battle of Malvern Hill. During the battle, Pvt. Gowan was ordered to the rear and handed a dis­charge–the army had become aware that he was underage.

Garrett Hubert Gowan was sent home where he stewed in im­patience until his eighteenth birthday. On March 18, 1863 he re-enlisted, and because of the spirit of this eager young volunteer, he was allowed to return to Virginia to resume his place in his old company in the Sixteenth. Because of his youth, he was assigned to provost guard duty upon his return, but was finally allowed into combat in the Battle of Spotsylva­nia Courthouse. Here in May 1864 the armies of Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant grappled with each other for two weeks in hand-to-hand combat.

Young Gowan received a severe leg wound in the battle and was sent to the hospital. Six months later, after recovering from his wound, he was retreating with his regiment.

He was taken prisoner in North Carolina in a battle on the Wel­don & Petersburg Railroad. He was confined in Pt. Lookout, Maryland where he was paroled and exchanged in the fol­lowing winter.

Garrett Hubert Gowan returned home and was married May 16, 1866 to Mary Elizabeth Lyles, his classmate and childhood sweetheart. She was born June 6, 1849 to John Tharp Lyles and Julia A. Davis Lyles. John Tharp Lyles was an outstanding citizen, according to “History of North & West Texas,” published in 1906 by Capt. B. B. Pad­dock:

“He was a prominent merchant, farmer and man-of-affairs who served with distinction in the Twenty-seventh Mississippi Infantry. He died in 1874 from the effects of a terrible wound in the neck received during the Vicksburg siege the day before the surrender. He had creditably filled public office in Noxobee and Smith Counties. His brother, Dr. W. D. Lyles was Surgeon General of the Con­federate Army. Mrs. Julia A. Davis Lyles was noted not only for her attractive personality and numerous accomplishments, but was dis­tinguished by her marked intellectuality, charm of manner and gifted conversational powers.”

Immediately, the young couple left for Texas, hoping to rid themselves of the oppression of the carpetbaggers who were flooding into Mississippi.

“Being of enterprising and adventurous disposition, they removed thither, and departed by rail for Vicksburg. Upon their arrival there, they boarded the Steamship “Madam Ruth” for Little Rock where they joined his sister and her husband for the diffi­cult part of the journey to Texas. Mr. Gowan be­gan his preparation for the overland trip by buying a good yoke of oxen and an old Illinois wagon. Dressed in homespun but each with a belt of $20 gold pieces around the waist, they started bravely forth.”

He began ranching in Ellis County and Navarro County, Texas and drove his herds to New Orleans when ready for sale. Ranchers allowed their cattle to roam on the open range making them easy prey for rustlers and horsethieves in the lawless post-war period. To reduce his losses to theft, Gar­rett Hubert Gowan strung the first barbed-wire fences in Navarro County about 1872. Settlers began pouring into Navarro County and breaking out the land for cultivation. Feeling crowded, he removed to Eufala, Indian Territory and started over in ranching amidst the Choctaws and Cherokees.

The threat of Sooners and Oklahoma land rushes convinced him that his future lay farther west. In 1876, he resettled in Clay County, Texas near the site of old Camp Wichita, a post erected for the protection of settlers from the Indians. Here he acquired 8,000 acres of grassland.

Thirty years after he arrived in Clay County, Garrett Hubert Gowan found himself again surrounded by “sodbusters.” His 8,000 acres had become an oasis of grass surrounded on all sides by sod and settlers, and he again felt the pressures of civ­ilization. At that time his family convinced him that a 63-year-old cowboy had no business in moving and starting over again farther west. They prevailed up him to buy a home in Ft. Worth and become a “city dude.” The women in his family enjoyed the cultural advantages that “Cowtown,” a metropolitan city with 27,000 inhabitants, street­cars and an opera house could provide. Garrett Hubert Gow­an stewed and longed for the open range.

In 1912, when he could stand it no more, he bought a three-section ranch in Gaines County, Texas, on the New Mexico line for $12,000 cash. Garrett Hubert Gowan and Mary Eliz­abeth Liles Gowan were influenced by their children to return to Ft. Worth frequently. They observed their golden wedding anniversary there in 1916 and came back again in 1924 for their 58th wedding anniversary.

In 1918, Garrett Hubert Gowan became a pioneer again. He applied for a federal land grant on New Mexico ranchland. After four years of “proving up” on his claim, Pres. Woodrow Wilson signed a land patent in 1922 to the 76-year-old settler. Through all the years, Garrett Hubert Gowan had retained a small ranch just south of Henrietta, the county seat of Clay County. Whenever he began to feel “hemmed in,” he could recapture the pioneering spirit by returning to Henrietta.

He died there May 10, 1930, according to Clay County Death Book 2, page 23. He was buried in Bellevue Cemetery, ac­cording to “Cemeteries of Clay County, Texas” by Walter Speakman. His widow died in the same year and was buried beside her husband.

Children born to them include:

Terrie Eudora “Teedo” Gowan born January 17, 1868
Robert Sherwood Gowan born August 8, 1869
Edward Elexandria Gowan born March 9, 1871
Richard Tharp Gowan born December 2, 1873
Maggie Julia Gowan born January 1, 1876
Susan Maude Gowan born March 18, 1878
Mary Eolian Gowan born October 8, 1881
Garrett Hubert Gowan, Jr. born September 13, 1893

Descendant Researchers:

Leah Putty Albers, 8320 Glenwood, Oklahoma City, OK, 73114, 405/848-0861
Col. Michael O. Beck, 824 Holbrook Circle, Ft. Walton Beach, FL, 32549, 904/862-1464
Celia Ann Scott Boswell, 413 N. Pacific, Mineola, TX, 75773, 903/569-6968
Harry Rex Davis, 735 Harrison Ave, Beloit, WI, 53511, 608/362-6246
Phillip Alan Gowan, 614-C 35th Avenue N, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577-803/626-6384
Jack Donald Gowin, Route 1, Box 361, Hector, AR, 72843, 581/284,
Betty Allison Jones, 2004 S. Lipscomb, Amarillo, TX, 79109
Phyllis J. Poe, 15406 Ashburton, Houston, TX, 77040, 713/466-4149.
Casey Wiley, 1914 71st St, Lubbock, TX, 79412, 806/745-7713, EWBL66A@prodigy.com

About 1773, the inhabitants of the northern part of Orange County petitioned the North Carolina House of Burgesses to partition off their area as a separate county, according to “Colonial Records of North Carolina.” The petition was granted in 1777 with the creation of Caswell County. In 1791 Caswell County was divided to create Person County. Their petition read:

“To His Excellency Josiah Martin, Esquire, Captain General, Governor in and over the Province of No. Carolina, the Honorable Council and Gentlemen of the House of Burgesses:

The Petition of the North Part of Orange County Humbly Sheweth that whereas by the large Extent of the County, it renders it very Burdensome to attend Courts, General Musters etc, We pray that a line Be­ginning where Granville County line corners on the Virga. line, then Running South with Granville County line 25 miles, then west to Guilford line, then with Guilford line North to the Virginia line, then sd. line East to the first station. And your Petitioners as in Duty Bound shall ever pray.”

Among the 148 men who signed the 1773 petition were the signatures of Alexander Gowen, John Gowen, Daniel Gowen, Emas Gowen and Alexander Gowen, Sr.

CATAWBA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

Spurgeon I. Goins who was born in 1913 at Brookford, North Carolina, was inducted into the U.S. Army during World War II in San Francisco, California. His discharge, recorded in Ector County, Texas, showed him to be married and a taxi driver.

CHATHAM COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

Rebecca Goin was married October 4, 1837 to William Dungil, according to “Marriages of Chatham County, North Carolina.”
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Lucy Goins was married October 22, 1867 to Ephriam Nixon, according to “Marriages of Chatham County, North Car­olina.” by Brent H. Holcomb.
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William Goins was born between 1810 and 1820. He, a farmer appeared as the head of a household in the 1840 cen­sus of Chatham County, page 186:

“Goins, William white male 20-30
white female 20-30
white male 0-5
white female 0-5”
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John Gowins was married November 13, 1862 to Jane Gowins, according to “Marriages of Chatham County, North Carolina.” Children born to John Gowins and Jane Gowins are unknown.

CHOWAN PRECINCT, NORTH CAROLINA

No Gowens [or spelling variations] were listed in “Chowan County North Carolina Deed Book W #1” by Margaret M. Hofmann.
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Joseph Gowen “alias Smith” of Chowan Precinct was indicted August 2, 1725 for larceny. He was charged by Patrick Ogilby of Edenton, North Carolina in the theft of a pair of shoes, according to “Colonial Records of North Carolina,” Volume 2, page 591. The indictment read:

“William Little, Esq: Attorney General comes to Prosecute the Bill of Indictment found by the Grand Jury against Joseph Gowen, alias Smith of Chowan Precinct, Mariner for Larceny in these words, viz:

The Jurors of Our Sovereign Lord the King on their Oath doe present that Joseph Gowen alias Smith, not having the fear of God before his Eyes, but moved by the instigation of the Devill in the precinct of Chowan aforesaid on or about the seventeenth day of this instant July in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred & twenty-five by force and armes did fradulently and feloniously Steal, take and carry away from the house of Patrick Ogilby of Edenton of the Pre­cinct of Chowan aforesayd one payr of shoes of the value of eleven pence against the peace of Our Sovereign Lord the King that now is his Crown & dignity etc . . .

Upon which Indictment the said Joseph Gowen alias Smith was arraigned and upon his arraignment pleaded [Not Guilty] and for tryall thereof putt himself upon God and the Country and the said William Little on the behalf of our Lord the King likewise.

Whereupon the Marshall was commanded that he should cause to come twelve good & honest men etc. . . and there came viz: Capt. John Pettifer, Mr. Thomas Luton, Junr, John Harlee, Thos. Matthews, J. Pratt, Const. Luton, John Lewis, William Benbury, John Adderly, Thos. Stubbs, Edward Patchett and John Ward who being impannelled and sworn etc. . . do say upon their Oath, ‘Wee of the Jury find the Pris­oner Guilty.’

Then the sayd Gowen alias Smith being asked if he had any­thing to say why sentence should not pass against him as the Law in that Case has provided and he offering nothing in avoydance thereof, It was then and there Considered and Adjudged that he should be carried to the publick Whipping post and there to receive twenty-one lashes on his bare back well layd on & to remayne in Custody till fees are payd.”

Joseph Gowen “alias Smith” of Chowan Precinct was indicted August 2, 1725 for larceny. He was charged by Patrick Ogilby of Edenton, North Carolina in the theft of a pair of shoes, according to “Colonial Records of North Car­olina,” Volume 2, page 591. The indictment read:

“William Little, Esq: Attorney General comes to Prosecute the Bill of Indictment found by the Grand Jury against Joseph Gowen, alias Smith of Chowan Precinct, Mariner for Larceny in these words, viz:

The Jurors of Our Sovereign Lord the King on their Oath doe present that Joseph Gowen alias Smith, not having the fear of God before his Eyes, but moved by the instigation of the Devill in the precinct of Chowan aforesaid on or about the seventeenth day of this in­stant July in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred & twenty-five by force and armes did fraud­ulently and feloniously Steal, take and carry away from the house of Patrick Ogilby of Edenton of the Precinct of Chowan aforesayd one payr of shoes of the value of eleven pence against the peace of Our Sovereign Lord the King that now is his Crown & dig­nity etc . . .

Upon which Indictment the said Joseph Gowen alias Smith was arraigned and upon his arraignment pleaded [Not Guilty] and for tryall thereof putt him­self upon God and the Country and the said William Little on the behalf of our Lord the King likewise.

Whereupon the Marshall was commanded that he should cause to come twelve good & honest men etc. . . and there came viz: Capt. John Pettifer, Mr. Thomas Luton, Junr, John Harlee, Thos. Matthews, J. Pratt, Const. Luton, John Lewis, William Benbury, John Adderly, Thos. Stubbs, Edward Patchett and John Ward who being impannelled and sworn etc. . . do say upon their Oath, ‘Wee of the Jury find the Prisoner Guilty.’

Then the sayd Gowen alias Smith being asked if he had anything to say why sentence should not pass against him as the Law in that Case has provided and he offering nothing in avoydance thereof, It was then and there Considered and Adjudged that he should be carried to the publick Whipping post and there to re­ceive twenty-one lashes on his bare back well layd on & to remayne in Custody till fees are payd.”

CLEVELAND COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

David Goings of Orlando, Florida stated in a letter Septem­ber 9, 1989 that he was a fifth-generation descendant of John Gowen of Cleveland County.
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Alfred Newton Goins was serving as a justice of the peace in Cleveland County when he took the acknowledgments of Ebenezer Newton, George Newton and Margaret Newton Goins regarding the Revolutionary service of their father, Capt. Benjamin Newton March 31, 1852:

“State of North Carolina }
County of Cleveland }

On this 31st day of March, 1852 personally appeared before the undersigned Justice of the Peace in an for said Cleveland County and state of North Carolina George Newton, aged about 60 years, and Ebenezer Newton, aged about 21 years and Mrs. Margaret Goins, aged about [not enstated] all of whom are residents of said county and who on their oath make the following declaration in order to secure from the United States in the rite of their Mother Nancy Newton and the widow of the late Captain Benjamin an allowance of the amount of the pension that was originally allowed to their Mother in 1845, being only forty dollars a year under Act of Congress as of 4th July, 1836 which was allowed to their Mother in rite of their Father, the said Captain Benjamin Newton and affiants would further state–

That they always understood from their father from their earliest recollection that he was in the services of the United States during the Revolutionary War, that he first entered the service as a Private in the early part of the war and served —– tours, that he was then promoted to an Ensign, and then was promoted to a Leutenant, and from Leutenant he was acting Captain and was acting in this capacity for considerable time.

That during all his services he had in Lincoln County, North Carolina after he had acted as express rider, he was appointed or elected a Captain and raised a company, which company he continued to command for a six-months tour,

That they always understood from their Father that he served as Captain the greater part of his time and was almost constantly kept in services for nearly the whole of a year Seventeen Hundred and Eighty-one, 1782 and 1783.

That he belonged to the Lincoln County Regiment and that he continued to serve until the close of the War in 1783 and therefore believe from what they always understood from that he served at least as much as two years as Captain besides the various tours he served as Private, Ensign and Leutenant. Altho they cannot now give the particulars of his service, that they have often heard him say that during the time he was an express rider, he swam the rivers as many as fourteen times and affiants further state that previous to their Fathers death he was an applicant for a pension under the Act of June 1832 in which application they suppose contains in full an account of his service and to which they now refer.

They further declare that after the death of their Father, his widow, Nancy Newton applied for a pension in rite of her husband and in 1845 was allowed a pension of forty dollars and that after she had received said pension, she died in the County of Cleveland on the 12th day of May 1845.

That on the time of her death she was still the widow of their Father, the said Captain Benjamin Newton and that she left the following named children, to wit: Jane Queene, formally Jane Newton; Elizabeth McGlamery, Ebenezer Newton, Mary Newton, Margaret Goins, George Newton, Nancy Queen, Sinthia Lewis, all of whom are still living and who are the only surviving children of her, the said Nancy Newton, and that they therefore make this declaration to receive an increase of said pension from the original amount allowed their Mother in that year to the full pay of a Captain of Cavalry as they always understood that he commanded a light horse company.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this date above stated.

Alfred N. Goins, JP Ebenezer [X] Newton
George [X] Newton
Margaret [X] Goins

I, Alfred N. Goins, a Justice of the Peace in and for the County do hereby certify that I am well acquainted with Ebenezer Newton, George Newton and Mrs. Margaret Goins who have this day appeared and made oath to the above declaration before me, that they are persons of trust and veracity and that full faith and credit is due and ought to be given to these statements, and I further state that they are the children of Nancy Newton, the widow of Captain Benjamin Newton.”

Posey E. Downs, writing in “Capt. Benjamin Newton, William Downs and Other Lineages History” stated that Capt. Newton was born February 3, 1748 and was married January 24, 1775 in Orange County, North Carolina to Nancy McCall, daughter of John McCall. Nancy McCall was born January 22, 1760. Capt. Newton died February 20, 1835, and his wife died May 12, 1845. Both were buried in Clover Hill Methodist Church Cemetery.

Children born to them include:

Jane Newton born January 17, 1777
Elizabeth “Betsy” Newton born November 27, 1778
Ebenezer Newton born November 22, 1780
Patience “Patsy” Newton born September 4, 1783
Mary “Polly” Newton born July 2, 1785
John McCall Newton born October 4, 1787
Margaret “Peggey” Newton born October 19, 1789
Benjamin Newton, Jr. born September 28, 1791
George Newton born July 27, 1793
Nancy McCall Newton born September 22, 1795
Cinthy Newton born February 12, 179[8?]
Calvin Newton born September 4, 1801

Margaret “Peggey” Newton, daughter of Capt. Benjamin Newton and Nancy McCall Newton, was born October 19, 1789. “Pegay” Newton was married March 3, 1808 in Caswell County to “Robard Goans.” Robert Goins was identified by Posey E. Downs as the son of Alexander Goins and Jane Booth Goins [GOWENMS.096]. William Hunt, bondsman assisted in posting Bond No. 13354. Dad Hugh was a witness to the ceremony.

Children born to Robert Goins and Margaret “Peggey” Newton Goins include:

Patsey Goins born about 1810
Jane Goins born about 1813
Nancy Goins born about 1815
Alfred Newton Goins born about 1818

Patsey Goins, daughter of Robert Goins and Margaret “Peggey” Newton Goins, was born about 1810. She was married about 1828 to Charlie Queen. They removed to McDowell County, North Carolina.

Jane Goins, daughter of Robert Goins and Margaret “Peggey” Newton Goins, was born about 1813. She was married about 1831 to John Aiken, and they lived on the waters of Little Knob Creek in Cleveland County. No children were born to them.

Nancy Goins, daughter of Robert Goins and Margaret “Peggey” Newton Goins, was born about 1815. She was married about 1835 to Stephen White, “the son of Nathaniel White of Virginia,” according to Posey E. Downs.

Children born to them include:

Mary Elmina White born about 1836
Sarah M. White born about 1837
Fannie White born about 1838
Elizabeth “Betsy” White born about 1840
William White [Sgt.] born about 1841
Graham White [Sgt.] born about 1843
James White [Sgt.] born about 1845
Andrew S. White born about 1848
Alfred White born about 1851
Martha White born about 1855

Alfred Newton Goins, son of Robert Goins and Margaret “Peggey” Newton Goins, was born about 1818. He was married May 20, 1854 to Martha Jones, daughter of Dr. G. B. Jones. She was born in Cleveland County in 1939. Alfred Newton Goins was “a noted surveyor in his day, and it is thought that not many land deeds were made in his general community without his having written them and done the surveying,” according to Posey E. Downs.

Alfred Newton Goins served in Co. E, 32nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment during the Civil War and was stationed at Salisbury, North Carolina. Later he served as justice of the peace in Cleveland County. Alfred Newton Goins died in Cleveland County in 1901.

Children born to Alfred Newton Goins and Martha Jones Goins include:

Sim Goins born about 1856
Thomas Goins born August 26, 1857
John Goins born about 1859
Ella Goins born about 1861
Nancy Goins born about 1867

Sim Goins, son of Alfred Newton Goins and Martha Jones Goins, was born about 1856. He was married about 1879 to Dovie Queen, daughter of Joe Queen and Margaret Cook Queen. Sim Goins was buried in Clover Hill Methodist Church Cemetery.

Thomas Goins, son of Alfred Newton Goins and Martha Jones Goins, was born August 26, 1857 at Shelby, North Carolina in Cleveland County, according to a descendant, Connie Sue Goins Ardrey of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma in a letter written June 4, 1997. He was married September 14, 1876 in Cleveland County to Sarah Gantt, daughter of Iley Gantt and Mary Gantt. The bride was Roxanna Elizabeth Gantt, according to Mrs. Ardrey. Thomas Goins removed to Oklahoma. Roxanna Elizabeth Gantt died in Okfuskee, Oklahoma April 17, 1910. Thomas Goins was remarried to Alice Sexton. He died in Oklahoma September 16, 1929. No children were born to Thomas Goins and Alice Sexton Goins.

where he died September 16, 1929.Arkansas. One son, Asbury Goins, returned to Cleveland County on a visit about 1904.

Children born to Thomas Goins and Roxana Elizabeth Gantt Goins include:

Amos Goins born about 1879
Asbury Goins born about 1881

Amos Goins, son of Thomas Goins and Roxanna Elizabeth Gantt, was born about 1879.

Asbury Goins, son of Thomas Goins and Roxanna Elizabeth Gantt, was born about 1881. He returned to Cleveland County on a visit about 1904.
John Goins, son of Alfred Newton Goins and Martha Jones Goins, was born about 1861. He was married about 1884 to Margaret Hudson and removed to Rutherford County, North Carolina.

Children born to John Goins and Margaret Hudson Goins include:

George Goins born about 1886

George Goins, son of John Goins and Margaret Hudson Goins, was born about 1886. He was married about 1910 to Manthie Newton, daughter of William Abraham Newton and Nancy Elizabeth Crotts Newton.

Ella Goins, daughter of Alfred Newton Goins and Martha Jones Goins, was born about 1861. She was married about 1880 to W. Pink White.

Children born to them include:

Elizabeth “Lizzie” White born about 1882
Charlie White born about 1883
Walter White born about 1885
Marvin White born about 1887
Lonie White born about 1890
Fannie White born about 1894

Nancy Goins, daughter of Alfred Newton Goins and Martha Jones Goins, was born about 1867. She was married to Joseph Walker about 1886. They made their home on her father’s farm.

Children born to them include:

Vangie Walker born about 1888
Fanny Walker born about 1889
Kenneth Walker born about 1890
Jesse Reton Walker born about 1892
Yates Walker born about 1895
Ezell Walker born about 1898
Norma Lee Walker born about 1902

Nancy McCall Newton, daughter of Capt. Benjamin Newton and Nancy McCall Newton, was born September 22, 1795. She was married about 1814 to Daniel Goins, brother to Robert Goins who was married to her sister, according to “Ancestral Biography” written in 1906 by P. L. Newton. They were sons of Alexander Goins and Jane Booth Goins. After the death of Daniel Goins, Nancy McCall Newton Goins was remarried to John Queen.

Children born to Daniel Goins and Nancy McCall Newton Goins include:

John B. Goins born about 1816
Cynthia Goins born about 1820

John B. Goins, son of Daniel Goins and Nancy McCall Newton Goins, was born about 1816. He was a justice of the peace March 24, 1853 when he performed the wedding of William Proctor and Nancy Ledford.

Cynthia Goins, daughter of Daniel Goins and Nancy McCall Newton Goins, was born about 1820. She was married about 1839 to John Queen.

Children born to them include:

Merideth Queen born about 1841
Laban Queen born about 1843
Joe Queen born about 1844
Nancy Queen born about 1846
Jean Queen born about 1849
George Queen born about 1851
Margaret Queen born about 1854
William Queen born about 1857
Sarah Queen born about 1861

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA–C

Second Lt. B. A. Gowan, Fifty-first North Carolina In­fantry Regiment of Columbus County was among the prisoners of war at Morris Is­land in the harbor of Charleston, South Car­olina from September 7 to October 21, 1864.

The Federal troops used the prisoners of war as a human screen so that any incoming shells from the Confederate bat­teries on the shore would have to pass over the heads of their fellows to strike the Union position.

Whiteville, North Carolina in Columbus County was the resi­dence of Lt. B. A. Gowan, according to “North Carolina Regi­ments,” Volume 4.
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A negro family headed by Christian Gowan was enumerated in Fair Bluff Township, Enumeration District 51, page 34 of the 1880 census of Columbus County. The family was recorded as:

“Gowan, Christian 32, born in NC
Ervin 13, born in NC
Mary 12, born in NC
Eliza T. 10, born in NC
Joshua 6, born in NC
James M. 3, born in NC”
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Pvt. Henry F. Gowan of Columbus County enlisted in Con­federate service prior to March 26, 1864 and served in Com­pany K, Thirty-sixth North Carolina Infantry Regiment and in the Second North Carolina Artillery Regiment. He was captured at Ft. Fisher January 15, 1865 and was con­fined in Federal prison at Point Lookout, Maryland. He took the oath of allegiance to the Union June 27, 1865 and was re­leased.
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Samuel Gowan, a Georgian, was the head of a household listed in the 1880 census of Columbus County, Enumeration District 51, page 7. The family living at Fair Bluff, North Carolina, was recorded as:

“Gowan, Samuel 40, born in GA
S. Elizabeth 36, born in NC
Joseph R. 12, born in NC
Robert D. 11, born in NC
Vance E. 7, born in NC, daughter
Nimpa J. 5, born in NC, daughter
Sam H. 3, born in North Carolina”
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John Gowens was listed as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Columbus County, page 15, according to Dorothy Williams Potter in “Index to the 1820 cen­sus of North Carolina.”
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Elias Gowins, owner of four slaves, was the head of the only household of interest to Gowen chroniclers in the 1840 cen­sus of Columbus County, page 62. He was born between 1800 and 1810. His house­hold was enumerated as:

“Gowins, Elias white male 30-40
white female 10-15
white female 10-15
white female 5-10”

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Alexander Gowen is believed to have been born in Virginia about 1720. He was married about 1745, wife’s name unknown and shortly afterwards removed to Orange County, North Carolina. He appeared in legal records of that county when he and is son, Alexander Gowen, Jr. signaed a petition requesting that Orange County be divided and the boundaries be clearly defined, according to “Colonial Records of North Carolina” by Clarke, volume 9, page 809. since the petition was granted and Chatham County was carved from Orange County in 1771, it is believed that the Gowen signatures were affixed about 1770.

Alexander Gowen died about 1785 probably in Orange (or Chatham) County,

Childern born to Alexander Gowen are believed to include:

Alexander Gowen, Jr. born about 1750
Jesse Gowen born about 1752
John Gowen born about 1754
Daniel Gowen born about 1757
Henry Gowen born about 1760

Alexander Gowen, Jr., believed to be the frist child of Alexander Gowen was born about 1750, probably in Virginia. He removed with his father’s family to Orange County, North Carolina where he signed the petition for partition. Following the Revolutionary War he removed along with his brothers to Camden District, Fairfield County, South Carolina, perhaps to land received for military services.

He appeared in the 1790 census of Fairfield County as “Alex Gowin, one male over 16, three females, no slaves and no free colored persons.”

Alexander Gowen, Jr. appeared in July 1791 in the Nashville, Tennessee area. He received a land grant from the State of Tennessee in 1814, and it is known that this recipient had formerly lived in Orange County, North Carolina. Nothing more is know of this individual or his descendents.

Jesse gowen, believed to be the second child of Alexander Gowen, was born about 1752 probably in Virginia. He removed with his father’s family to Orange County, North Carolina. Following the Revolutionary War he removed along with his brothers to Camden District, Fairfield County, South Carolina. His household was enumerated in the 1790 census of that county as “Jesse Goin, one male over 16, two males under 16, one femail, no slaves, and no free colored persons.”

Nothing more is known of this individual or descendents.

John gowen, believed to be the third son of Alexander Gowen was born about 1754, probably in Virginia. He removed with his father’s family to Orange County, North Carolina, living there about 1770. It is believed that he served in the Revolutionary War as a North Carolina soldier. During the Revolutionary War the spelling of his name was changed from Gowen to Gowan. Following the war he removed with his brothers to Camden District, Fairfield County, South Carolina. his household was listed in the 1790 census of that county as “John Goin, one male over 16, one male under 16, three females, no slaves and no free colored persons.”

It is believed that children born to John Gowan include:

Alexander Gowan born about 1775
John Gowan born about 1780
Hugh M. Gowan born about 1785

Alexander Gowan, assumed to be the first child of John Gowen was born in North Carolina, probably Orange (or Chatham) County about 1775. Lather his father’s family removed to Fairfield County, South Carolina. Later he returned to his native state, purchasing land in Rutherford County, North Carolina in 1796. The transaction was recorded in Deed Book M-Q, page 3300 as “Alexander Going, grantee” of land from “James Huddleston, grantor.”

He appeared in the 1810 census of Rutherford County as the head of a household “over 45” with famil. In 1818 he sold his land in Rutherford Count to Robert Wells. Deed Bood 29-31 records, “Februarty 23, 1818 Alexander Gowan of Rutherford County, North Carolina conveys th Robert Wells of same county 200 acres in Rutherford County. Consideration $200.” The deed was signed with an”X” and was witnessed by Hugh Gowan who also signed with and “X”, indicating that both were illiterate.

Notheng more is known of Alexander Gowan or descendants.

A Benjamin Gowan, unidentified, also appeared in the 1810 Rutherford County census as the head of a household, age 26-45.

John Gowan, assumed to be the second son of John Gowan was born in North Caroina, probably Orange or Chatham County about 1780. Later he moved with his father’s family to Camden District, Fairfield County, South Carolina. Later he returned to North Carolina, probably Rutherford County. He was married about 1804, wife’s name assumed to be Garrett.

“General John Gowan served as an officer in the American Revolution,” according to a statement about the military career of John Gowan in the “History of alabama” published by the American Historical Society of Chicago and New York in 1927. The field editor who wrote the article received his information in an interview with Dr. Jesse Earl Gowan, DDS, of Clanton, Alabama, and apparently did not bother to document the statement.

Based on additional genealogical material presented by the articl it is belived that “General” John Gowan served as a soldier in the War of 1812, perhaps even as an officer, however no military records have been discorverd thus far showing any member of the family in “flag rank.”

Nothing more is know of John Gowan. It is believed that children born to him include:

Meredith Gowan born in 1804
William Gowan born about 1805
Ada Gowan born about 1807
Zilpha Gowan born about 1809
John M. Gowan born about 1810
Richard Gowan born March 6, 1813
Alexander Gowan born about 1816
James A. Gowan born about 1820
Jesse Gowan born about 1823

Meredith Gowan, believed to be the first child of John Gowan, was born about 1804, probably in Fairfield County, South Carolina. Philip Alan Gowan in his book “Gowan-Morley” states that he was born in North Carolina.

Meredith Gowan was married about 1825 to Nancy Powell who was born about 1811 in Norht Carolina. Phillip Alan Gowan states that she was a daughter of Javes Powell and Patience Powell of South Carolina.

In the 1830 census she, the mother of five, was still under 20 years old!

Prior to 1830 Meredith Gowan moved his family to Copiah County, Mississippi where his household appeared in the 1830 census as “one male 20-40, two males under 10, one male 40-60, three females under 10 and one female 10-20. His household and that of “William Goins” were the only members of the family in Copiah County.

Shortly after 1830 Meredith Gowan moved his family to Simpson County, Mississippi. He died there in March 1835, survived by “widow, Nancy, and children, James, Ann, Rose, John Henry and Ebenezer Gowan,” according to “Mississipps Court Records, 1799-1859” by Hendrix. Phillip Alan Gowan fixes the date of death of Meredith Gowan as March 1838 in Copiah County, however.

ORANGE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

Nancy Powell Gowan was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Simpson County, page 219.

The family was enumerated as:

“Gowin, Nancy white female 20-30
white male 15-20
white male 10-15
white male 10-15
white male 5-10
white male 5-10
white female 0-5
white female 50-60”

The “white female 50-60” is probably Patience Powell, the mother of Nancy Powell Gowan

When Meredith Gowan came calling on Nancy Powell, her family disapproved. When he asked for her hand in marriage, James and patience were appalled…she was only 14! But true love won out, and they were married in 1825 in North Carolina. Shortly afterward, Meredith Gowan announced plans to move to Mississippi…more consternation for the Powells.

By 1830, Meredith Gowan had moved his family to Copiah County, Mississippi where they were enumerated in the 1830 census. Nancy Powell Gowen was listed as the mother of five and still had not reached her 20th birthday!

Meredith Gowan died there in March 1838, according to Phillip Alan Gowan of Nashville, and Nancy Powell Gowan became the head of a household of eight people…at the age of 27! She died in Simpson County, Mississippi in 1855 at the age of 44.

Children born to Meredith Gowan and Nancy Powell Gowan include:

[daughter] born about 1825
James A. Gowan born January 26, 1826
Rose Gowan born about 1827
John C. Gowan born about 1828
Ann Gowan born about 1830
Ebenezer Jahue Gowan born about 1833
Henry Gowan born about 1834
Thomas Robert Gowan born about 1836

Nancy Powell Gowan completed her role as executrix of the estate of Meredith Gowan in 1848 in Simpson County, Mississippi. A study of her file in Drawer 95, Case 4014, Simpson County records might reveal more genealogical data. She died there in 1855.

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Two Gowin daughters appeared in the 1870 census of Simpson County, Mississippi, Household 60-60:

“Bell, Warren 26, farmer
Liddy 29, keeping house
Lue 8/12, daughter
Gowin, Susan 8
Mary E. 6”

Alexander Gowan, believed to be the seventh child of John Gowan, was born in North Carolina in 1816, according to Phillip Alan Gowen. Isaac Gowan stated that his parents were born in North Carolina in the 1800 census enumeration. However the American Historical Society in its “History of Alabama,” page 672, states that “Alexander Gowan was a native of South Carolina,” probably quoting Dr. Jesse Earl Gowan, a grandson, a less reliable source.

Alexander Gowan was married about 1835 in South Carolina to Martha McCarter, according to “History of Alabama.” According to Phillip Alan Gowan he was married about 1834 in Attala County, Mississippi to Martha Samantha Nichols. She was born in Georgia in 1817.

Alexander Gowan, a farmer, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Attala County, page 10.

The family was enumerated as:

“Gowin, Alexander white male 20-30
white female 20-30
white female 20-30
white male 5-10
white female 0-5
white male 0-5”

The household of Alexander Gowan was also enumerated in the 1850 and 1860 census returns of Attala County near Sallis, Mississippi.

He died there April 28, 1969 and was buried in the Ellington Cemetary near Sallis.

Children born to Alexander Gowan and Martha Samantha Nichols Gowan include:

Edith Elizabeth Gowan born June 20, 1835
Lott Gowan born about 1837
Sarah “Sally” Gowan born May 20, 1839
Garrett CrawfordGowan born July 2, 1841
Isaac Gowan born January 10, 1844
Jesse Cledy Gowan born September 24, 1846
Mary “Polly” Gowan born August 4, 1849
Richard Gowen born May 24, 1852
Martha Ann Gowan born July 2, 1854
Alexander Gowan, Jr. born September 28, 1859

Edith Elizabeth Gowan, first child of Alexander Gowan and Martha Samantha Nichols Gowan, was born June 20, 1835 in Attala County, Mississippi. She appeared in the 1840, 1850, 1860 census returns in her father’s household.

(***consequently, Attala County is named after an Indian Princess named “Attala.”****)

Edith Elizabeth Gowan Crittenden Dickens died January 27, 1899 and was buried in Attala County, Mississippi.

(For details on the descendants of Edith Elizabeth Gowan see “Gowan-Morley” by Phillip Alan Gowan.

Lott Gowan, second child of Alexander Gowan and Martha Samantha Nichols Gowan was born about 1837. He was married about 1866 to Johnnie Teague. He died about 1868.

Children born to Lott Gowan and Johnnie Teague Gowan include:

Lottie Gowan born about 1867

Lottie Gowan, only known child of Lott Gowan and Johhnie Teague Gowan, was born about 1867, probably in Attala County, Mississippi. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Sarah “Sally” Gowan, third child of Alexander Gowan and Martha Samantha Nichols Gowen, was born May 20, 1839. She was married 1866 to Samuel Davis Teague, a nephew of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy. Samuel Davis Teague died in 1895, and Sarah “Sally” Gowan Teague died January 8, 1915.

Children born to Samuel Davis Teague and Sarah “Sally” Gowan Teague include:

Charles Gowan Teague born May, 1868
Ped B. Teague born November 26, 1869
Mary Nichols “Dittie”
Teague born January 23, 1873
Zelda Jabez Teague born March 2, 1875
Otho Singleton Teague born April 15, 1877
Gilliland Davis
Teague born August 17, 1879

(For details on descendants of Sarah “Sally” Gowan Teague see “Gowan-Morley” by Phillip Alan Gowan.)

Garrett Crawford Gowan, fourth child of Alexander Gowan and Martha Samantha Nichols Gowan, was born July 2, 1841 in Attala County, Mississippi. He appeared in his father’s household in the 1850, 1860 and 1870 census returns of Attala County.

He appeared in the 1860 and 1870 census returns of Attala County, and in 1880 was enumerated in Grayson County, Texas, Enumeration District 115, page 31, Precinct 7, as:

“Gowan, Garrett C. 29, born in Mississippi
Mattie L. 19, born in Texas
Allen A. 2, born in Texas”

Upon his death the body of Garrett C. Gowan was returned to Sallis, Attala County, Mississippi for burial.

Children born to Garrett C. Gowan and Mattie L. Gowan include:

Allen A. Gowan born in 1878

Allen A. Gowan, only known son of Garrett C. Gowan and Mattie L. Gowan, was born in 1878, probably in Grayson County, Texas. Nothing more is known of this individual.

Alexander Gowan, fifth known child of Alexander Gowan and Martha McCarter Gowan, was born in Attala County, Mississippi.

About 1875 he was married to Mattie Lurania Trousdale in Attala County. She was born in 1860.

Garrett Crawford Gowan died October 20, 1888 in Attala County and Mattie Lurania Trousdale Gowan died in 1895.

Children born to them include:

Allen Alexander Gowan born in December 7, 1877
Robert Isaac Gowan born June 26, 1879
Lillie May Gowan born February 3, 1883
Nellie Samantha Gowan born September 26, 1886
William Garrett Gowan born May 7, 1888

Allen Alexander Gowan, the first child of Garrett Crawford Gowan and Mattie Lurania Gowan, was born December 7, 1877 in Attala County. About 1897 he was married to Stella Ann Guthrie. He died January 29, 1954.

Children born to Allen Alexander Gowan and Stella Ann Guthrie Gowan include:

Robert Gowan born in 1905
Ruby Lorena Gowan born January 4, 1907
Evelyn Gowan born about 1909
Leon Gowan born about 1912
Roy Gowan born about 1915
Allen Alexander Gowan, Jr. born about 1918
E.B. Gowan born about 1920

Robert Gowan, first child of Allen Alexander Gowan and Stella Ann Guthrie Gowan, was born in 1905, probably in Attala County, Mississippi. He was married about 1940, wife’s name unknown. In 1975 Robert Gowan lived in Sulphur, Oklahoma.

Children born to Robert Gowan include:

Bobbie Gowan born about 1948

Bobbie Gowan, only known child of Robert Gowan, was born about 1948. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Ruby Lorena Gowan, second child of Allen Alexander Gowan and Stella Ann Guthrie Gowan, was born January 14, 1907. She was married October 7, 1931 to Glen Edwards. IN 1975 Glen Edwards and Ruby Lorena Gowan Edwards lived in Shafter, California.

Children born to them include:

Bernard Darrell Edwards born July 30, 1932
Erma Collene Edwards bornDecember 12, 1934

Evelyn Gowan, third child of Allen Alexander Gowan and Stella Ann Guthrie Gowan, was born about 1909. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Leon Gowan, fourth child of Allen Alexande Gowan and Stella Ann Guthrie Gowan, was born about 1912. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Roy Gowan, fifth child of Allen Alexander Gowan and Stella Ann Guthrie Gowan, was born about 1915. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Allen Alexander Gowan, Jr., sixth child of Allen Alexander Gowan and Stella Ann Guthrie Gowan, was born about 1918. Of this individual nothing more is known.

E.B. Gowan, seventh child of Allen Alexander Gowan and Stella Ann Guthrie Gowan, was born about 1920. Of this individual nothing more is known.
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Robert Isaac Gowan, second child of Garrett Crawford Gowan and Mattie Lurania Trousdale Gowan, was born June 26, 1879, probably in Attala County, Mississippi. He was married September 22, 1907 to Dovie Pearl Hudson, who was born in 1885. Dovie Pearl Hudson Gowan died in 1932. Robert Isaac Gowan, a resident of Missouri, died December 16, 1945.

Children born to them include:

Milton Clayton Gowan born June 17, 1908
Garrett Truitt Gowan born May 17, 1910
James Robert Gowan born March 25, 1912
Clarence Griffin Gowan born December 8, 1914
Mary Lorraine Gowan born July 19, 1919
Martha Louise Gowan born April 19, 1925
Mildred Joyce Gowan born August 27, 1926

Milton Clayton Gowan, first child of Robert Isaac Gowan and Dovie Pearl Hudson Gowan, was born June 17, 1908. He was married about 1929 to Mary Detchmendy. Milton Clayton Gowan died August 28, 1973.

No children were born to Milton CLayton Gowan and Mary Detchmendy Gowan.

Garrett Truitt Gowan, second child of Robert Isaac Gowan and Dovie Pearl Hudson Gowan, was born May 17, 1910. He was married about 1931 to Marguerite Laymond. In 1975 Garrett Truitt Gowan and Marguerite Laymond Gowan were residing in Laramie, Wyoming.

Children born to them include:

Barbara Sue Gowan born in 1937

Barbara Sue Gowan, only child of Garrett Truitt Gowan and Marguerite Laymond Gowan, was born in 1937. About 1955 she was married to Lester L. Samford.

Children born to Lester L. Samford and Barbara Sue Gowan Samford include:

Lisa Lynn Samford born in 1956
Kimberly Ann Samford born in 1958
Kent Gowan Samford born in 1960
Christopher Garrett Samford born in 1969

James Robert Gowan, third child of Robert Isaac Gowen and Dovie Pearl Hudson Gowan, was born March 25, 1912. He was married Dcember 31, 1931, to Ruth Meusner. In 1975 James Robert Gowan and Ruth Meusner Gowan lived in Boonville Missouri.

Children born to them include:

James Robert Gowan II born February 8, 1934
Dorothy Pearl Gowan born October 23, 1935
Jerome Dean Gowan born January 23, 1937
Susan Dianne Gowan born February 26, 1943

James Robert Gowan II, first child of James Robert Gowan and Ruth Meusner Gowan, was born February 8, 1934. He was married June 3, 1957 to Ramona Flaspholer.

Children born to James Robert Gowan II and Ramona Flaspholer Gowan include:

Dianne Katherine Gowan born May 11, 1958
Tracy Lea Gowan born December 28, 1959
James Robert Gowan III born April 9, 1960
Paul Bryan Gowan born October 31, 1962
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Dorothy Pearl Gowan, second child of James Robert Gowan and Ruth Meusner Gowan, was born October 23, 1935. She was married February 28, 1954 to Wilbur Reuben Clark.

Children born to Wilbur Reuben Clark and Dorothy Pearl Gowan include:

Mark Gowan Clark born December 3, 1955
Cynthia Kay CLark born March 10, 1962
Stuart Dean Clark born March 14, 1964

Jerome Dean Gowan, third child of James Robert Gowan and Ruth Meusner Gowan, was born January 23, 1937. In May of 1957 he was married to Marjorie Ann Jones.

Children born to Jerome Dean Gowan and Marjorie Ann Jones Gowan include:

Anthony James Gowan born May 27, 1964
Troy Dean Gowan born June 29, 1966
(child) born January 1975

Susan Dianne Gowan, fourth child of James Robert Gowan and Ruth Meusner Gowan, was born February 26, 1943. She was married November 26, 1962 to Billie Joe Brooks.

Children born to Billie Joe Brooks and Susan Dianne Gowan include:

Blake Jay Brooks born September 29, 1964
Belinda Jayne Brooks born July 1, 1966
Bradley Jon Brooks born March 12, 1969

Clarence Griffin Gowan, fourth child of Robert Isaac Gowan and Dovie Pearl Hudson Gowan, was born December 8, 1914. He was married May 26, 1942 to Hellen L. Haller. In 1975 they lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Children born to Clarence Griffin Gowan and Hellen L. Haller Gowan include:

James G. Gowan born April 29, 1943
Robert D. Gowan born August 12, 1953

John G. Gowan, first child of Clarence Grriffin Gowan and Halen L. Haller Gowan, was born April 29, 1943. He was married February 10, 1968 to Ann E. Stewart.

Children born to John G. Gowan and Ann E. Stewart Gowan include:

Sharon L. Gowan born December 17, 1968
Matthew P. Gowan born October 10, 1970
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Robert D. Gowan, fifth child of Robert Isaac Gowan and Dovie Pearl Hudson Gowan, was born July 19, 1919. She was married first about 1940 to Harold Cook, and second to Jack Downs. In 1975 Jack Downs and Mary Lorraine Gowan Cook Downs lived in Jacksinville, Florida.

Children born to Harold Cok and Mary Lorraine Gowan Cook include:

Bill Cook born about 1941
Tom Cook born about 1943

Children born to Jack Downs and Mary Lorraine Gowan Cook Downs include:

Timothy Downs born about 1950
(child) born about 1953

Martha Louise Gowan, sixth child of Robert Isaac Gowan and Dovie Pearl Hudson Gowan, was born April 19, 1925. She was married February 10, 1945 to George Edward Neale. In 1975 George Edward Neale and Martha Louise Gowan Neale lived in Kansas City, Missouri.

Children born to them include:

Barbara Lynn Neale born October 29, 1949
Richard Allen Neale born December 17, 1951
Deborah Anne Neale born July 14, 1954
David Hudson Neale born May 11, 1959
John Steven Neale born December 5, 1960

Mildred Joyce Gowan, seventh child of Robert Isaac Gowan and Dovie Pearl Hudson Gowan, was born August 27, 1926. She was married in January 1945 to Dr. William A. Abele. In 1975, Dr. William A. Abele and Mildred Joyce Gowan Abele lived in Boonville, Missouri.

Children born to them include:

Douglas Abele born about 1947
Bruce Abele born about 1949
Christopher Abele born about 1951
Andrew Abele born about 1954

Lillie May Gowan, third child of Garrett Crawford Gowan and Mattie Gurania Trousadle Gowan, was born February 3, 1883, probably in Attala County, Mississippi. She was married to John Otto Auwen about 1903. Later Lillie May Gowan Auwen was remarried to William Potter. Lillie May Gowan Auwen Potter died September 10, 1965.

Children born to John Otto Auwen and Lillie May Gowan Auwen include:

Otto Auwen born June 26, 1904
Mattie Catherine Auwen born June 22, 1909

Children born to William Potter and Lllie May Gowan Auwen Potter include:

Lena Potter born about 1915
Frank Potter born about 1917
Florence Potter born about 1920
Melvin Potter born about 1922

For additional information regarding the descendants of Lillie May Gowan Auwen Potter see “Gowan-Morley” by Phillip Allen Gowan.

Nellie Samantha Gowan, fourth hild of Garrett Crawford Gowan and Mattie Lurania Trousdale, was born September 26, 1886. She was married April 14, 1903 to Montie Montell Hagar. Bekk Nellie Samantha Gowan Hagar died January 28, 1942.

Children born to them include:

Jennie Winifred Hagar born January 19, 1904
Robert Henry Hagar born December 6, 1905
Eugene Montell Hagar born June 8, 1909
Elsie Margaret Hagar born November 6, 1911
Lander Thomas Hagar born May 9, 1914
Montie Montell Hagar, Jr. born October 13, 1919
Alene Marie Hagar born May 26, 1924
Theran Leroy Hagar born May 20, 1927
W.G. Hagar born March 15, 1931

(For more information regarding the descendants of Nellie Samantha Gowan see “Gowan-Morley” by Phillip Alan Gowan.)

William Garrett Gowan, fifth child of Garrett Craford Gowan and Mattie Lurania Trousdale, was born May 7, 1888, probably in Attala County, Mississippi.

He was married in June, 1929 to Laura Salois. He died December 27, 1971 in Irving, Texas.

Children born to William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan include:

Robert Gowan born March 28, 1930
Walter Gowan born August 19, 1932
William Edward Gowan born March 8, 1934
James Gowan born August 17, 1935
Ruby Gowan born July 9, 1937
Eva Gowan born December 29, 1939
Joyce Gowan born April 27, 1941
June Gowan born June 20, 1943
Roy Gowan born February 4, 1945
Bettie Gowan born January 6, 1947
Arnold Gowan born June 29, 1951

Robert Gowan, first child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born March 28, 1930. He was married about 1950 to Pauline Lamere. Robert Gowan died in July, 1960, probably in Irving, Texas.

Children born to Robert Gowan and Pauline Lamere Gowan include:

William John Gowan born about 1951
Joyce Gowan born about 1952
Allen Gowan born about 1954
Laurie Gowan born about 1956
Debbie Gowan born about 1958
Robert Gowan born about 1960

William John Gowan, first child of Robert Gowan and Pualine Lamere Gowan, was born about 1951, probably in Irving, Texas. He was married about 1971, wife’s name Cathy.

Nothing is known of the descendants of William John Gowan and Cathy Gowan.

Joyce Gowan, second child of Robert Gowan and Pauline Lamere Gowan, was born about 1952, probably in Irving, Texas. She was married about 1973 to Kenneth Morris. In 1975 Kenneth Morris and Joyce Gowan Morris lived in Irving, Texas.

Children born to them include:

Christopher Cain Morris born about 1974
Allen Gowan born about 1954

Allen Gowan, third child of Robert Gowan and Pauline Lamere Gowan, was born about 1954, probably in Irving, Texas. In 1975 he was living in Seattle, Washington in the home of Percy Fabel.

Laurie Gowan, fourth child of Robert Gowan and Pauline Lamere Gowan, was born about 1956, probably in Irving, Texas. In 1975, she was living in Seattle, Washington in the home of Percy Fabel.

Debbie Gowan, fifth child of Robert Gowan and Pauline Lamere Gowan, was born about 1958, probably in Irving, Texas. In 1975, she was living in Seattle Washington in the home of Percy Fabel.

Robert Gowan, sixth child of Robert Gowan and Pauline Lamere Gowan, was born in 1960, probably in Irving, Texas. In 1975 he was living in Seattle, Washington in the home of Percy, Fabel.

Walter Gowan, second child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born August 19, 1932. He was married about 1953 to Shirley Denny. In 1975 Walter Gowan and Shirley Denny Gowan lived in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Children born to Walter Gowan and Shirley Denny Gowan include:

Wally Gowan born about 1956
Darrell Gowan born about 1959
Wayne Gowan born about 1962

William Edward Gowan, third child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born March 8, 1934. He was married March 9, 1954 to Ima Jean Franks. In 1975 they lived in Irving, Texas.

Children born to William Edward Gowan and Ima Jean Franks Gowan include:

William Edward Gowan II born January 9, 1956
James Roy Gowan born January 22, 1957
Laura Jean Gowan born March 18, 1961

James Gowan, fourth child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born August 17, 1935. He was married about 1955 to Margaret Cordis. In 1975 they lived in Irving, Texas.

Children born to James Gowan and Margaret Cordis Gowan include:

Carla Renee Gowan born about 1957
Edward Gowan born about 1960

Ruby Gowan, fifth child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born July 9, 1937. She was married about 1957, husband’s name McBryde. In 1975 Ruby Gowan McBryde lived in Montana.

Children born to Ruby Gowan McBryde include:

Charlotte McBryde born about 1959
Linda McBryde born about 1961
Melody McBride born about 1963
Merlin McBryde born about 1965
Richard McBryde born about 1970

Eva Gowan, sixth child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born December 29, 1939. She was married about 1960, husband’s name Evans. In 1975 Eva Gowan Evans lived in Washington state. Two children were born to her.

Joyce Gowan, seventh child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born April 27, 1941. About 1961 she was married to Frank Nordglen.

Children born to Frank Nordglen and Joyce Gowan Nordglen:

Glen Nordglen born about 1963
Everett Nordglen born about 1964
James Nordglen born about 1966
Jody Nordglen born about 1969
Velvet Nordglen born about 1972

June Gowan, eigth child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born June 20, 1943. She died at the age of three on June 10, 1946.

Roy Gowan, ninth child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born February 4, 1945, probably at Irving, Texas. He was married about 1965 to Dovie Glen. In 1975 they lived in Irving, Texas.

Children born to Roy Gowan and Dovie Glenn Gowan include:

Robert Gowan born about 1967
Roger Gowan born about 1970

Bettie Gowan, tenth child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born January 6, 1947, probably in Irving, Texas. About 1967 she was married to David Moore. In 1975 they lived in Parrish, Alabama.

Children born to David Moore and Bettie Gowan include:

Tammy Moore born about 1969
Trenton Lee Moore born about 1971

Arnold Gowan, eleventh child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born June 29, 1951, probably in Irving, Texas. He was married about 1972, wife’s name Patricia.

Children born to Arnold Gowan and Patricia Gowan include:

Misty Gowan born about 1974

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Isaac Gowan, fifth child of Alexander Gowan and Martha Samantha Nichols Gowan, was born January 10, 1844 in Attala County, Mississippi. He appeared in the 1850, 1860 and 1870 census enumerations of that county, living in his father’s household. About 1873, he was married to Sarah E. Shelley.

He appeared in the 1880 census of Attala County, Enumeration District 13, Page 16, as the head of a household enumerated as:

“Gowen, Isaac 37, born in Miss, father born in N.C., mother born in N.c., farmer
S.E. 30, born in Miss, father born in Tenn.,mother born in Miss.
Lewis 1, born in Mississippi, father born in Miss., m. born in Miss.
Isaac 5, born in Mississippi, father born in Miss., m. born in Miss.”
Included in the household was one servant, a negro, age 16.

After 1800 Isaac Gowan was remarried to Frances Sudduth who was born in 1861, seventeen years his junior.

Isaac Gowan died February 23, 1914 and was probably in Attala County. Frances Sudduth Gowan died in 1942.

Children born to Isaac Gowan and Sarah E. Shelley Gowan include:

Richard Isaac Gowan born July 21, 1874
Louis Gowan born October 30, 1878

Children born to Isaac Gowan and Frances Sudduth Gowan include:

Fenton Ethelyn Gowan born September 30, 1886
Julia Isabella Gowan born July 20, 1889
Ruth Gowan born March 27, 1892
Sally Melissa Gowan born June 8, 1898

Richard Isaac Gowan, first child of Isaac Gowan and Sarah E. Shelley Gowan, was born July 21, 1874, probably in Attala County, Mississippi. He appeared in the 1880 census in his father’s household as a five-year-old in the census of that county.

He was married at age 41 to Estelle McAdams on April10, 1915. Richard Isaac Gowan died December 28, 1958.

Chidren born to Richard Isaac Gowan and Estelle McAdams Gowan include:

Jessie Loyce Gowan born February 24, 1917
James Isaac Gowan born February 6, 1919
Frederick Austin Gowan born June 12, 1921

Jessie Loyce Gowan, first child of Richard Isaac Gowan and Estelle McAdams Gowan, was born February 24, 1917. She was married April 10, 1939 to Robert W. Goss. Jessie Loyce Gowan Goss died February 1, 1967.

Children born to them include:

Lydia Ann Goss born November 24, 1943

James Isaac Gowan, second child of Richard Isaac Gowan andd Estelle McAdams Gowan, was born February 6, 1919. In April 1940 he was married to Hattie Maude Payne. In 1975 James Isaac Gowan and Hattie Maude Payne Gowan lived in McAdams, Mississippi.

Children born to them:

Richard Isaac Gowan born January 1941
Louis Payne Gowan born August 1945
Marion Francis Gowan born July 14, 1953

Richard Isaac Gowan, first child of James Isaac Gowan and Hattie Maude Payne Gowan, was born in January, 1941. He was married in January 1962 to Susan Sanders.

Children born to Richard Isaac Gowan and Susan Sanders Gowan include:

Richard Marcus Gowan born January 1970
Suzanne Gowan born August 18, 1973

Louis Payne Gowan, second child of James Isaac Gowan and Hattie Maude Payne Gowan, was born in August 1945. He was married in February, 1966 to Janice Burrell.

Children born to Louis Payne Gowan and Janice Burrell Gowan include:

Jeffrey Gowan born December 1967
Michael Louis Gowan born June 1969

Marion Francis Gowan, third child of James Isaac Gwan and Hattie Maude Payne Gowan, was born July 14, 1953. He was married June 8, 1974 to Joyce Boutwell. A child, name unknown, was born to them January 19, 1975.

Louis Gowan, second child of Isaac Gowan and Sarah E. Shelly Gowan, was born October 30, 1878. He appeared in the household of his father in the 1880 census as a one-year-old.

About 1905 he was married to Patricia Sudduth. Louis Gowan died September 6, 1945.

Children born to Louis Gowan and Patricia Sudduth include:

Louis Lamar Gowan born November 7, 1907
Frank Young Gowan born May 4, 1909

Louis Lamar Gowan, the first child of Louis Gowan and Patricia Sudduth Gowan, was born November 7, 1907. He was married May 1934 to Carrie Ellen Mitchell. In 1975 Louis Lamar Gowan and Carrie Ellen Mitchell lived in McAdams, Mississippi. No children were born to them.

Frank Young Gowan, second child of Louis Gowan and Patricia Sudduth Gowan, was born May 4, 1909, probably in Attala County, Mississippi.

He was married August 1, 1939 to Inez Gunter Gowan. In 1975 they lived at McAdams, Mississippi.

Children born to Frank Young Gowan and Inez Gunter Gowan include:

Patsy Inez Gowan born July 4, 1939
Ellen Ivylyn Gowan born June 6, 1940
Frank Young Gowan, Jr. born February 17, 1942
Edna Catherine Gowan born May 8, 1943
Mary Beth Gowan born August 4, 1945
Gloria Nell Gowan born October 10, 1946
Timothy Lamar Gowan born July 24, 1951

Patsy Inez Gowan, first child of Frank Young Gowan and Inez Gunter Gowan, was born July 4, 1939. She was married November 8, 1958 to Richard Leonard Carroll. In 1975 Richard Leonard Carroll and Patsy Inez Gowan Carroll lived n Memphis, Tennessee.

Children born to them include:

Richard Duane Carroll born July 21, 1960
Jane Kimberly Carroll born June 15, 1964

Ellen IvyLyn Gowan, second child of Frank Young Gowan and Inez Gunter Gowan, was born June 6, 1940. She was married June 2, 1962 to George Leon Long. In 1975 they lived in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Children born to George Leon Long and Ellen Ivylyn include:

Terri Lynn Long born February 20, 1963
Tonia Beth Long born June 29, 1967
Frank Ronald Long born September 7, 1971

Frank Young Gowan, Jr., third child of Frank Young Gowan and Inez Gunter Gowan, was born February 17, 1941 in Attala County, Mississippi. He was married to Shirley Ann Horne on May 17, 1962, who was born April 6, 1942 at Durant, Attala County, according to Holmes County, Mississippi, Marriage Book 8, page 228. After their wedding they made their home in McAdams, Mississippi.Frank Young Gowan, Jr. and Shirley Ann Horne Gowan continued to live in McAdams in 1975.

Children born to them include:

Stephen Lamar Gowan born January 16, 1964
Louis Gunter Gowan born January 25, 1973

Edna Catherine Gowan, fourth child of Frank Young Gowan and Inez Gunter Gowan, was born May 8, 1943. She was married June 1, 1963 to David Emmett Bozone, Jr. (Ub k8) IN 1975 they lived in Winona, Mississippi.

Children born to David Emmett Bozone, Jr. and Edna Catherine Gowan include:

1. David Martin Bozone born January 4, 1964
Robert Gowan Bozone born October 21, 1966
Leta Kay Bozone born November 6, 1969

Mary Beth Gowan, fifth child of Frank Young Gowan and Inez Gunter Gowan, was born August 4, 1945. She was married August 27, 1966 to Louis Bennett Burghard. In 1975 they lived in Crystal Springs Mississippi.

Children born to Louis Bennett Burghard and Mary Beth Gowan include:

Angelica Celeste Burghard born September 1, 1967
Louis Ivan Burghard born July 20, 1969
Mary Kathryn Burghard born November 3, 1972

Gloria Nell Gowan, sixth child of Frank Young Gowan and Inez Gunter Gowan, was born October 10, 1946. She was married in January 1966 to Richard Leonard Cain. In 1975 they lived in Jackson, Mississippi.

Children born to Richard Leonard Cain and Gloria Nell Gowan Cain include:

Christi Carol Cain born May 8, 1969
Richard Bradley Cain born March 12, 1973

Timothy Lamar Gowan, seventh child of Frank Young Gowan and Inez Gunter Gowan, was born July 24, 1951. He was married December 26, 1974 to Nancy Jones. In 1975 Timothy Lamar Gowan and Nacy Jones Gowan lived in Jackson, Mississippi.

Fenton Ethelyn Gowan, third child of Isaac Gowan and the first of his marriage to Frances Sudduth Gowan, was born September 30, 1886 in Attala County, Mississippi. She was married December 17, 1905 to Harvey Little Adcock, who was born in 1880. Fenton Ethelyn Gowan died September 5, 1924, and Harvey Little Adcock died in 1945.

Children born to them include:

Harold Isaac Adcock born October 8, 1906
Mary Belle Adcock born February 11, 1908
Frances Elizabeth Adcock born January 17, 1910
Louise Ruth Adcock born March 3, 1912
Harvey Little Adcock born December 15, 1913
Vera Webb Adcock born January 12, 1919

(For details on descendants of Fenton Ethelyn Gowan, see “Gowan-Morley” by Phillip Alan Gowan.)

Julia Isabella Gowan, fourth child of Isaac Gowan and the second of his marriage with Frances Sudduth Gowan, was born July 20, 1889 in Attala County, Mississippi. She was married to Arthur Luther Adcock December 20, 1908. In 1975 Julia Isabella Gowan lived in Huntsville, Alabama.

Children born to Arthur Luther Adcock and Julia Isabella Gowan include:

Pauline Adcock born June 27, 1911
Vivian Ethelyn Adcock born May 17, 1924

(For details on the descendants of Julia Isabella Gowan Adcock see “Gowan-Morley” by Phillip Alan Gowan.)

Ruth Gowan, fifth child of Isaac GOwan and the third of his marriage with Frances Sudduth Gowan, was born March 27, 1892 in Attala County, Mississippi. She was married to Abram Lampkin Greer February 7, 1915.

Children born to Abram Lampkin Greer and Ruth Gowan Greer include:

Mary Ethelyn Greer born October 16, 1917
Joe Gowan Greer born June 25, 1920

(For details on the descendants of Ruth Gowan Greer, see “Gowan-Morley” by Phillip Alan Gowan.)

Sallie Melissa Gowan, sixth child of Isaac Gowan and the fourth of his marriage with Frances Sudduth Gowan, was born June 8, 1898. She was married July 20, 1921 to Frank Benjamin Mitchell. Sallie Melissa Gowan Mitchell died August 28, 1971.

Children born to them include:

Franklin Davis Mitchell born Februray 8, 1923
Zelda Gowan Mitchell born February 25, 1925
Ellander Mitchell born August 5, 1927
Auris Frances Mitchell born September 2, 1930

(For details on the descendants of Sallie Melissa Gowan Mitchell, see “Gowan-Morley” by Phillip Alan Gowan.)
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Jesse Cledy Gowan, sixth child of Alexander Gowan and Martha Samantha Nichols Gowan, was born September 24, 1846 in Attala County, Mississippi, according to his tombstone.

He was married in January, 1870 to Francis Rogers (“Fannie” Dodd), age 15. She was the daughter of William W. Dodd and Martha F. Teague Dodd. Frances Roger “Fannie” Dodd was born November20, 1855. The American Historical Society’s “History of Alabama” gives her mother’s name as Mary Teague, however her tombstone inscription renders it correctly as “Martha F. Dodd.” The volume also shows Jesse Clecy Gowan to be Jesse D. Gowan.

Martha F. Teague Dodd was born August 6, 1823 and died August 7, 1879. William W. Dodd was born March 6, 1806 in Kentucky, the son of a Revolutionary War soldier, and died August 12, 1874.

Jesse Cledy Gowan and Frances Rogers “Fannie” Dodd Gowan maintained their home in Kosciusko, Mississippi throughout their lifetimes.

In 1880 the household of Jesse Cledy Gowan was enumerated in the censusof Attala County, Enumeration District 17, page 15, Newport District as:

“Gowan, Jesse 32, born in Mississippi, f.b.N.C., m. b.N.C., farmer
F.R. 24, born in Mississippi, f.b. Ky, m.b. Alabama, wife
J.C. 9, born in Mississippi, fa.b. Miss., m.b. Miss., daughter
G.E. 7, born in Mississippi, fa.b. Miss., m.b. Miss, son
M.M. 5, born in Mississippi, f.b. Miss., m.b. Miss, son
W.A. 3, born in Mississippi, f.b. Miss, m.b. Miss, son
Jesse 1, born in Mississippi, f.b. Miss, m.b. Miss, son
Dodd, E.C. 14, born in Mississippi, f.b. Miss, m.b. Miss, brother- in-law”

Jesse CLedy Gowan was a farmer and a realtor in Kosciusko, according to the American Historical Society’s “History of Alabama” in 1927 when the Volume was published. He died February 6, 1928. Frances Rogers “Fannie”Dodd Gowan died January 30, 1937. Both were buried in the Gowan-Dodd Cemetary five miles south, one mile west of Kosciusko, Mississippi in Attala County.

The Mississippi Geneological Society transcribed the tombstone inscription in the cemetary in its “Mississippi Cemetary and Bible Records,” Volume 7 as follows:

“William F. Dodd, born March 16, 1806, died August 12, 1874, son of a Revolutionary soldier.”
“Martha F. Dodd, born March 16, 1823, died August 7, 1879, daughter of M. Teague and Jane Davis Teague.”
“Son, George A. Dodd, born May 4, 1839, died December 29, 1849.”
“Daughter, Fannie D. Dodd, born November 20, 1855, died January 30, 1937, wife of Jesse C. Gowan.”
“Son-in-law Jesse C. Gowan, born September 24, 1846, died February 26, 1928.”
“Granddaughter, Mary D. Gowan, born August 5, 1895, died September 12, 1895.”
“Granddaughter, Mattie M. Gowan, born March 29, 1875, died October 11, 1890/”

Nine children were born to Jesse Cledy Gowan and Frances Rogers “Fannie” Dodd Gowan:

Jennie Coffey Gowan born May 13, 1871
Garrett Everett Gowan born January 26, 1873
Matilda Rose Gowan born March 29, 1875
William Alexander Gowan born February 24, 1877
Jesse Earl Gowan born February 20, 1879
Luther Morris Gowan born October 11, 1881
Amzi Meek Gowan born February 16, 1885
Eleanor Fannie “Nell” Gowan born June 29, 1892
Mary Dodd Gowan born August 5, 1895

Jennie Coffey Gowan, first child of Jesse Cledy Gowan and Frances Rogers “fannie” Dodd Gowan, was born May 13, 1871 at Kosciusko, Mississippi.

She was married December 27, 1893 to Richard Ephrain Dickens. Jennie Coffey Gowan Dickens died January 18, 1946.

Children born to them include:

Martha Eva Dickens born May 3, 1895
Fannie Dodd Dickens born September 30, 1898
Jesse Gowan Dickens born December 15, 1903

(For details on the descendants of Jennie Coffey Gowan Dickens see “Gowan-Morley” by Phillip Alan Gowan.

Garrett Everett Gowan, second child of Jesse Cledy Gowan and Frances Rogers “Fannie” Dodd Gowan, was born January 26, 1873 at Kosciusko, Mississippi.

He appeared in the 1880 census as a seven-year-old living in the household of his father in Attala County, Mississippi.

He was married in 1896 to Alice Wooten, who was born in 1878. Alice Wooten Gowan died August 28, 1921 and was buried at County Line Baptist Church in Leakes County, Mississippi.

County Line Baptist Church Cemetary is located south of Kosciusko, 1/4 mile south of the Leake County Line.

In 1926 Garrett Everett Gowan was remarried to Edith Brower. Garrett Everett Gowan died January 18, 1945. In 1975 Edith Brower Gowan continued to lived in Kosciuscko, Mississippi.

Children born to Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan include:

Richard Everett Gowan born January 5, 1897
Jesse Thomas Gowan born October 2, 1898
Joseph Veto Gowan born April 16, 1900
Samuel Teague Gowan born August 20, 1902
Bedford Rand Gowan born August 20, 1902
William Travis Gowan born August 5, 1904
Albert Earl Gowan born September 12, 1906
Coleman Louis Gowan born Jamuary 9, 1910
Johnson J. Gowan born March 14, 1911
Jane Gowan born May 11, 1913
Ruth Gowan born about 1915
Paul Chatman Gowan born August 3. 1917
George McClain Gowan born about 1920

Children born to Garrett Everett Gowan and Edith Brower Gowan include:

Marvin Glenn Gowan born July 6, 1923

Richard Everett Gowan, first child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born January 5, 1897. He was married to Sammie Allie Jones June 1, 1921. He was married to Lois Waugh May 19, 1929. Richard Everett Gowan died October 14, 1959.

Children born to Richard Everett Gowan and Sammie Allie Jones Gowan include:

Dixie Azalea Gowan born November 21, 1923

Dixie Azalea Gowan, only child of Richard Everett Gowan and Sammie Allie Jones Gowan, was born November 21, 1923. She was married February 11, 1944 to John Haywood Reat. In 1975, they lived in Lexington, Texas.

Children born to Johnm Hayword Reat and Dixie Azalea Gowan include:

Richard Arvel Reat born February 23, 1946
Samye Jane Reat born November 7, 1947

Jesse Thomas Gowan, second child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born October 2, 1898, probably in Kosciusko, Mississippi. He was married, at age 49, to Johnnye Kate Miller. In 1974 Jesse Thomas Gowan and Johhnye Kate Miller lived at Delhi, Louisiana.

Children born to Jesse Thomas Gowan and Johnnye Kate Miller Gowan include:

Edith Stanhope Gowen born July 7, 1948
Ellen Thomas Gowan born September 3, 1951

Edith Stanhope Gowan, first child of Jesse Thomas Gowan and Johnnye Kate Miller Gowan, was born July 7, 1948. She was married August 24, 1969 to Daniel Howard Bachmon. In 1975 Daniel Howard Bachmon and Edith Stanhope Gowan lived in Mt. Clemens, Michigan.

Ellen Thomas Gowan, second child of Jesse Thomas Gowan and Johnnye Kate Miller Gowan, was born July 20, 1973 to Gary Wayne McKay. In 1975 Gary Wayne McKay and Ellen Thomas Gowan, lived in Delhi, Louisiana.

Joseph Veto Gowan, third child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born April 16, 1900. On February 13, 1929 he was married to Dura Elizabeth Holt. Joseph Veto Gowan died September 14, 1967.

Children born to Joseph Veto Gowan and Dura Elizabeth include:

Betty Jane Gowan born May 6, 1935

Betty Jane Gowan, only child of Joseph Veto Gowan and Dura Elizabeth Holt Gowan, was born May 6, 1935.

She was married January5, 1964 to James O. Pierce. In 1975 they lived in Huntington Beach, California.

Children born to James O. Pierce and Betty Jane Gowan Pierce include:

Susan Charlene Pierce born September 3, 1966

Samuel Teague Gowan, fourth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born August 20, 1902. He was married June 2, 1927 to Mary Alice Gray. Samuel Teague Gowan died May 26, 1955.

Children born to Samuel Teague Gowan and Mary Alice Gray include:

Claude Everett Gowan born July 21, 1931
Alice Clare Gowan born February 15, 1936

Claude Everette Gowan, first child of Samuel Teague Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born July 21, 1931. He was married November 1, 1958 to Joanne Audry Bennett. In 1975 they lived in Lexington, Virginia.

Children born to Claude Everett Gowan and Joanne Audry Bennett Gowan include:

Daniel Rand Gowan born October 21, 1959
Claude Samuel Gowan born April2, 1963
Jennifer Nell Gowan born September 6, 1970

Alice Clare Gowan, second child of Samuel Teague Gowan and Mary Alice Gray, was born February 15, 1936. She was married August 30, 1957 to Gordon Bard Martin. In 1975 Gordon Gard Martin and Alic Clare Gowan Martin lived in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Children born to them include:

Mary Teague Martin born September 23, 1959
Alice Ashley Martin born April 29, 1964

Bedford Rand Gowan, fifth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born August 20, 1902 probably in Kosciuscko, Mississippi. He was married Janaury 24, 1934 to Estelle Gates. In 1975 Bedford Rand Gowan and Estelle Gates Gowan were lving in Pioneer, Louisiana.

No children were born to this union.

William Travis Gowan, sixth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born August 5, 1904 probably in Kosciuscko, Mississippi. He died unmarried November 9, 1930 and was buried in County Line Baptist Church Cemetary South of Kosciusko in an adjacent grave to his parents.

Albert Earl Gowan, seventh child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born September 12, 1906. He was married August 14, 1932 to Mildred B. Taylor. In 1975 Albert Earl Gowan and Mildred B. Taylor Gowan lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. No children were born to this union.

Coleman Louis Gowan, eighth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born January 9, 1910, probably at Kosciuscko, Mississippi. He was married April 22, 1939 to Katherine Robinson, who was born in 1916. Katherine Robinson Gowan died in 1960. Coleman Louis Gowan was remarried January 27, 1965 to Nannie Lee Madison. In 1975 Coleman Louis Gowan and Nannie Lee Madison Gowan lived in Delhi, Louisiana.

Children born to Coleman Louis Gowan and Katherine Robinson Gowan include:

George Everett Gowan born December 22, 1939
Alice Jane Gowan born January 5, 1946

George Everett Gowan and Katherine Robinson Gowan, first child of Coleman Louis Gowan, was born December 22, 1939. He was married in July 1962 to Carolyn Kay Grice. In 1975 George Everett Gowan and Carolyn Kay Grice Gowan, lived in Winnsboro, Louisiana.

Children born to George Everett Gowan and Carolyn Kay Grice Gowan include:

James Coleman Gowan born May 3, 1963
William Garner Gowan born June 2, 1965
John Quitman Gowan born March 19, 1968
Katherine Lanier Gowan born September 7, 1970

Alice Jane Gowan, second child of Coleman Louis Gowan and Katherine Robinson Gowan, was born January 5, 1946.

Johnson J. Gowan, ninth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born March 14, 1911, probably in Kosciusko, Mississippi. He was married September 2, 1940 to Laura Margrite Bertram. In 1975 they lived in Delhi, Louisiana.

Children born to Johnson J. Gowan and Laura Margrite Bertram include:

John David Gowan born August 7, 1941

John David Gowan, only child of Johnson J. Gowan and Laura Margrite Bertram Gowan, was born August 7, 1941. He was married March 14, 1963 to Elizabeth Lambert.

Children born to John David Gowan and Elizabeth Lambert include:

John Mark Gowan born about 1966

Jane Gowan, tenth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born May 11, 1913. She was married August 14, 1938 to William Jackson Cole. In 1975 William Jackson Cole and Jane Gowan cole were living in Delhi, Louisiana. No children were born to them.

Ruth Gowan, eleventh child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born about 1915. She was married about 1935 to Joseph Paul O’Neal. In 1975 Joseph Paul O’Neal and Ruth Gowan O’Neal

Alice Clare Gowan, second child of Samuel Teague Gowan and Mary Alice Gray, was born February 15, 1936. She was married August 30, 1957 to Gordon Bard Martin. In 1975 Gordon Gard Martin and Alic Clare Gowan Martin lived in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Children born to them include:

Mary Teague Martin born September 23, 1959
Alice Ashley Martin born April 29, 1964

Bedford Rand Gowan, fifth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born August 20, 1902 probably in Kosciuscko, Mississippi. He was married Janaury 24, 1934 to Estelle Gates. In 1975 Bedford Rand Gowan and Estelle Gates Gowan were lving in Pioneer, Louisiana.

No children were born to this union.

William Travis Gowan, sixth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born August 5, 1904 probably in Kosciuscko, Mississippi. He died unmarried November 9, 1930 and was buried in County Line Baptist Church Cemetary South of Kosciusko in an adjacent grave to his parents.

Albert Earl Gowan, seventh child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born September 12, 1906. He was married August 14, 1932 to Mildred B. Taylor. In 1975 Albert Earl Gowan and Mildred B. Taylor Gowan lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. No children were born to this union.

Coleman Louis Gowan, eighth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born January 9, 1910, probably at Kosciuscko, Mississippi. He was married April 22, 1939 to Katherine Robinson, who was born in 1916. Katherine Robinson Gowan died in 1960. Coleman Louis Gowan was remarried January 27, 1965 to Nannie Lee Madison. In 1975 Coleman Louis Gowan and Nannie Lee Madison Gowan lived in Delhi, Louisiana.

Children born to Coleman Louis Gowan and Katherine Robinson Gowan include:

George Everett Gowan born December 22, 1939
Alice Jane Gowan born January 5, 1946

George Everett Gowan and Katherine Robinson Gowan, first child of Coleman Louis Gowan, was born December 22, 1939. He was married in July 1962 to Carolyn Kay Grice. In 1975 George Everett Gowan and Carolyn Kay Grice Gowan, lived in Winnsboro, Louisiana.

Children born to George Everett Gowan and Carolyn Kay Grice Gowan include:

James Coleman Gowan born May 3, 1963
William Garner Gowan born June 2, 1965
John Quitman Gowan born March 19, 1968
Katherine Lanier Gowan born September 7, 1970

Alice Jane Gowan, second child of Coleman Louis Gowan and Katherine Robinson Gowan, was born January 5, 1946.

Johnson J. Gowan, ninth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born March 14, 1911, probably in Kosciusko, Mississippi. He was married September 2, 1940 to Laura Margrite Bertram. In 1975 they lived in Delhi, Louisiana.

Children born to Johnson J. Gowan and Laura Margrite Bertram include:

John David Gowan born August 7, 1941

John David Gowan, only child of Johnson J. Gowan and Laura Margrite Bertram Gowan, was born August 7, 1941. He was married March 14, 1963 to Elizabeth Lambert.

Children born to John David Gowan and Elizabeth Lambert include:

John Mark Gowan born about 1966

Jane Gowan, tenth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born May 11, 1913. She was married August 14, 1938 to William Jackson Cole. In 1975 William Jackson Cole and Jane Gowan cole were living in Delhi, Louisiana. No children were born to them.

Ruth Gowan, eleventh child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born about 1915. She was married about 1935 to Joseph Paul O’Neal. In 1975 Joseph Paul O’Neal and Ruth Gowan O’Neal were living in Delhi, Louisiana.

Children born to them include:

Joe Mack O’Neal born December 8, 1941
William Fred O’Neal born October 15, 1958

Paul Chatman Gowan, twelvth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born August 3, 1917, probably to Kosciuscko, Mississippi. He was married January 25, 1945 to Norma Faye Marsh. In 1975 Paul Chatman Gowan and Norma Faye Marsh Gowan, were living in Epps, Louisiana.

Children born to Paul Chatman Gowan and Norma Faye Marsh Gowan include:

Paul Chatman Gowan II born January 8, 1949
James Earl Gowan born October 17, 1952

Paul Chatman Gowan II, first child of Paul Chatman Gowan and Norma Faye Marsh Gowan, was born January 8, 1949. He was married September 5, 1970 to Donna Dean LaPrairie.

Children born to Paul Chatman Gowan II and Donna Dean LaPrairie include:

Kathryn Michele Gowan born September 14, 1972

George McClain Gowan, thirteenth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born about 1920, probably in Kosciuscko, Mississippi. He was married to Maxine Boutwell in 1947. In 1975 George McClain Gowan and Maxine Boutwell lived in Epps, Louisiana.

Children born to them include:

Sandra Alice Gowan born about 1946
Janice Gowan born about 1949

Marvin Glen Gowan, fourteenth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born July 6, 1923. He was married about 1948 to Juanita Elizabeth Smith. In 1975 Marvin Glenn Gowan and Juanita Elizabeth Smith lived in Epps, Louisiana.

Children born to Marvin Glenn Gowan and Juanita Elizabeth Smith Gowan include:

Stephen Lynn Gowan born November 15, 1955

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Matilda Rose “Mattie” Gowan, third child of Jesse Cledy Gowan and Frances Rogers “Fanniw” Dodd Gowan, was born March 29, 1875. She appeared as “M.M. Gowan, a five-year-old, in the household of her father in the 1880 census of Attala County, Mississippi. She died October 11, 1890 unmarried.

She was buried in the Gowan-Dodd Cemetary located five miles south, one mile west of Kosciuscko, Mississippi near the graves of her parents.

William Alexander Gowan, fourth child of Jesse Cledy Gowan and Frances Rogers “Fannie” Dodd Gowan, was born February 24, 1877 in Kosciuscko, Mississippi. He appeared as a three-year-old in the household of his father in the 1880 census of Attala County.

He was married to Rose Harget Harkens December 29, 1909. She was born in 1887. William Alexander Gowan died January 14, 1936, and Rosa Margaret Harkins Gowan died in 1971.

Children born to them include:

Martha Theresa Gowan born October 31, 1911
William Alexander Gowan born January 3, 1915
Hugh Lee Gowan born August 29, 1929

Martha Theresa Gowan, first child of William Alexander Gowan and Rosa Margaret Harkins Gowan, was born October 31, 1911. She was married June 30, 1935 to Alexander Morriss Warwick. No children were born to Alexander Morriss Warwick and Martha Theresa Gowan.

William Alexander Gowan, Second child of William Alexander Gowan and Rosa Margaret Harkns Gowan, was born January 3, 1915. He was married November 25, 1935 to Mary Elizabeth Wright. Mary Elizabeth Wright Gowan was born in 1916 and died in 1961. William Alexander Gowan was married second to Lynnie S. Smith NOvember 30, 1962. In 1975 William Alexander Gowan and Lynnie S. Smith Gowan lived in Jackson, Mississippi.

Children born to William Alexander Gowan and Mary Elizbeth Wright Gowan include:

Rosemary Gowan born August 21, 1938
William Alexander Gowan born December 2, 1942
Elizabeth Ann Gowan born May 13, 1950

Rosemary Gowan, first child of William Alexander Gowan and Mary Elizabeth Wright Gowan, was born August 21, 1938. She was married June 11, 1960 to James Thomas Guglielmo.

Children born to James Thomas Guglielmo and Rosemary Gowan Guglielmo include:

Elizabeth Lea Guglielmo born June 6, 1963
James Thomas Guglielmo, Jr., born September 10, 1969

William Alexander Gowan, second child of William Alexander Gowan and Mary Elizabeth Wright Gowan , was born December 2, 1942. He was married June 4, 1966 to Donna Louise Brawley. In 1975 William Alexander Gowan and Mary Elizabeth Gowan were living in Jackson, Mississippi.

Children born to them include:

Lauren Elizabeth Gowan born January 29, 1967
William Alexander Gowan born August 8, 1969

Elizabeth Ann Gowan, third child of William Alexander Gowan and Mary Elizabeth Wright Gowan, was born May 13, 1950. On May 1, 1972 she was married to Guy Gurnbow, Jr.

Nothing more is known of Guy Gurnbow, Jr., Elizabeth Ann Gowan or descendants.

Hugh Lee Gowan, third child of William Alexander Gowan and Rosa Margaret Jarloms Gowan, was born August 29, 1929. He was married August 18, 1951, wife’s name unknown. In 1975 Hugh Lee Gowan lived in Pickens, Mississippi.

Children born to Hugh Lee Gowan include:

Hugh Gowan born August 21, 1957
Meredith Ann Gowan born July 23, 1961

Jesse Earl Gowan, fifth child of Jesse Cledy Gowan and Frances Rogers “Fannie” Dodd Gowan, was born February 20, 1879. He appeared in the 1880 census of Attala County, Mississippi as a one-year-old living in the household of his father. After attending public school at Kosciuscko he enrolled at Birmingham Dental College and was graduated there in 1906 as a doctor of dental surgery. In 1906 he opened a dental office in Clanton, Alabama.

On April 20, 1908 he was married to Ruth Johnson, daughter of Dr. Joseph S. Johnson and Sallie Strock Johnson, according to “History of Alabama.” Phillip Alan Gowan records the date as April 23, 1909.

In “History of Alabama,” page 672, appears the following paragraph:

“Dr. Gowan is properly proud of his ancestral records, which shows Loyal and patriotic service on both sides of the family in the American Revolution. His grandfather, Alexander Gowan, was a native of South Carolina, and the first name of the grandmother was Martha, and they were married in South Carolina, from which state they later moved to Mississippi. The paternal great-grandfather, General John Gowan, served as an officer in the American Revolution. The maternal grandfather was William W. Dodd, born in Kentucky in 1806, and he married Meary Teague, born at Montgomery Alabama.”

Dr. Jesse Earl Gowan died September 23, 1957, probably at Clanton, Alabama.

Children born to Dr. Jesse Earl Gowan and Ruth Johnson Gowan include:

Jesse Samuel Gowan born April 30, 1910
Joe Earl Gowan born July 6, 1914
Ruth Johnson Gowan born January 18, 1919
Paul Martins Gowan born January 15, 1923
Sallie Dodd Gowan born September 23,1930

Jesse Samuel Gowan, first child of Dr, Jesse Earl Gowan and Ruth Johnson Gowan, was born April 30, 1910, probably in Clanton, Alabama.

He was married April 23, 1939 to Miriam Baker Dunn. In 1940 Dr. Jesse Samuel Gowan, a dentist, like his father, and Miriam Baker Dunn Gowan were living at 613 Locust Avenue, Huntsville, Alabama. His office was located at 601 Times Building. Miriam Baker Dunn Gowan was employed by the Department of Public Welfare at that time.

The Huntsville city directory carried listings for the couple in its 1940, 1943, 1947, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1961 and 1971 editions. In the 1971 edition Miriam Baker Dunn Gowan, a teacher at the Huntsville High School, residing at 1016 McClung Avenue SE, was listed alone.

In 1975 Dr. Jesse Samuel Gowan and Miriam Baker Dunn Gowan continued to live in Huntsville, Alabama.

Children born to Dr. Jesse Samuel Gowan and Miriam Baker Dunn Gowan include:

JoAnna Gowan born January 23, 1941
Jesse Paul Gowan born October 6, 1943
Joe Perry Gowan born June 13, 1945

JoAnna Gowan, first child of Dr. Jesse Samuel Gowan and Miriam Baker Dunn Gowan, was born January 23, 1941 at Huntsville, Alabama. She was married November 7, 1959 to William LaVern Burkett.

Children born to William LaVern Burkett and JoAnna Gowan Burkett include:

William Earl Burkett born November 19, 1961
Martha Ann Burkett born May 19, 1968

Jessie Paul Gowan, second child of Dr. Jesse Samuel Gowan and Miriam Baker Dunn Gowan, was born January 23, 1941, at Huntsville, Alabama. He was married in May, 1965 to Yolanda Lee.

He was employed as a technician at Brown Engineering Company, Huntsville. He died May 15, 1969.

Children born to Jessie Paul Gowan and Yolanda Lee Gowan include:

Paul Alan Gowan born April 14, 1966
Audra Elizabeth Gowan born December 26, 1967
Michael David Gowan born October 1, 1969

Yolanda Lee Gowan in 1971 continued to live at 1010 McClung Avenue SE in the same block with her husband’s parents.

Joe Pery Gowan, third child of Dr. Jesse Samuel Gowan and Miriam Baker Dunn Gowan, was born June 13, 1945 at Gybts Huntsville, Alabama. In 1971 he was shown in the citu directory as a student living at the home of his mother at 1016 McClung Avenue S.E. in Huntsville.

He was married to Sarah Clark May 2, 1973.

Nothing more is known of Joe Perry Gowan, Sarah Clark, or descendants.

Joe Earl Gowan, second child of Dr. Jesse Earl Gowan and Ruth Johnson Gowan, was born July 6, 1914, probably at Clanton, Alabama. He was married February 11, 1942 to Elizabeth Warrick, who was born in 1918. Elizabeth Warrick Gowan died in 1971, and Joe Earl Gowan, a dentist, was remarried to Lucylle Nelson Lolley.

In 1975 Joe Earl Gowan and Lucylle Nelson Lolley Gowan lived on Gowan Road, Clanton, Alabama.

Children born to Dr. Joe Earl Gowan and Elizabeth Warrick include:

Walter Earl Gowan born December 2, 1945
Barnette Dodd Gowan born April 23, 1950

Walter Earl Gowan, first child of Dr. Joe Earl Gowan and Elizabeth Warrick Gowan, was born December 2, 1945, probably in Clanton, Alabama.

He was married September 2, 1972 to Carole Frances Railey.

Names of children born to Walter Earl Gowan and Carole Frances Railey Gowan are unknown.

Barnett Dodd Gowan, Second child of Dr. Joe Earl Gowan and Elizabeth Warrick Gowan, was born April 23, 1950 in Clanton Alabama. Nothing more is known of this individual.

Ruth Johnson Gowan, third child of Dr. Jesse Earl Gowan and Ruth Johnson Gowan, was born January 18, 1919, probably at Clanton, Alabama. She was married January 1, 1939 to John Manning Higgins. In 1975 they lived in Clanton, Alabama.

Children born to John Manning Higgins and Ruth Johnson Gowan include:

Ruth Mary Higgins born February 13, 1955
Sallie Juliet Higgins born April 6, 1959

Paul Mertins Gowan, fourth child of Dr. Jesse Earl Gowan and Ruth John Gowan, was born January 15, 1923 at Clanton, Alabama. He was married January 8, 1949 to Ellen Shiff.

Children born to Paul Mertins Gowan and Ellen Shiff Gowan include:

Earl Harrington Gowan born July 13, 1950
Paul Mertins Gowan, Jr. born March 5, 1953
Karl Strock Gowan born September 24, 1956

Earl Harrington Gowan, first child of Paul Mertins Gowan and Ellen Shiff Gowan, was born July 13, 1950. He was married July 1, 1972 to Diana Ruth Driver.

Names of children born to Earl Harrington Gowan and Diana Ruth Driver Gowan are unknown.

Paul Mertins Gowan, Jr., second child of Paul Mertins Gowan and Ellen Shiff Gowan, was born March 5, 1953. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Karl Strock Gowan, third child of Paul Mertins Gowan and Ellen Shiff Gowan, was born September 24, 1956. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Sallie Dodd Gowan, fifth child of Dr. Jess Earl Gowan and Ruth Johnson Gowan, was born September 23, 1930.

She was married January 29, 1949 to Francis William Speaks. In 1975 Francis William Speaks and Sallie Dodd Gowan Speaks lived in Clanton, Alabama.

Children born to them include:

Susan Leight Speaks born December 16, 1950
Francis William Speaks born August 12, 1952
Christopher Gowan Speaks born March 7, 1965
Ellen Dodd Speaks born April 28, 1971
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Luther Morris Gowan, sixth child of Jesse Cledy Gowan and Frances Rogers “Fannie” Dodd Gowan, was born October 11, 1881, at Kosciusko, Mississippi. He was married to Leila Ann Biggs December 13, 1903.

In 1975 Luther Morris Gowan at age 93 lived in Weir, Mississippi. Children born to Luther Morris Gowan and Leila Ann Biggs Gowan include:

Willie Andrew Gowan born February 26, 1905
Myrven Everett Gowan born December 27, 1906
Morris Biggs Gowan born September 2, 1910
Jesse Meek Gowan born June 5, 1921

Willie Andrew Gowan, first child of Luthr Morris Gowan and Leila Ann Biggs Gowan, was born February 26, 1905. He was married March 1, 1937 to Katherine Farish.

Children born to Willie Andrew Gowan and Katherine Farish Gowan include:

Daphine Gowan born February 2, 1930

Daphine Gowan, only child of Willie Andrew Gowan and Katherine Farish, was born February 2, 1930. She was married about 1951 to C.P. Strong, Jr.

Children born to C.P. Strong, Jr. and Daphine Gowan include:

Vickey Strong born August 3, 1953

Myrven Everett Gowan, second child of Luther Morris Gowan and Leila Ann Biggs Gowan, was born December 27, 1906. In 1975 he lived in Weir, Mississippi.

Morris Biggs Gowan, third child of Luther Morris Gowan and Leila Ann Biggs Gowan, was born September 2, 1910. He was married June 15, 1963, at age 53 to Pauline Gilbert Cook. In 1975 Morris Biggs Gowan and Pauline Gilbert Cook Gowan lived in Weir, Mississippi. No children were born to them.

Jesse Meek Gowan, fourth child of Luther Morris Gowan and Leila Ann Biggs Gowan, was born June 5, 1921. He was married March 15, 1947 to Elizabeth Jinkins. In 1975 they lived in Edwards, Mississippi.

Children born to Jesse Meek Gowan and Elizabeth Jinkins Gowan include:

Billy Morris Gowan born July 14, 1948

Billy Morris Gowan, only child of Jesse Meek Gowan and Elizabeth Jinkins Gowan, was born July 14, 1948. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Amzi Meek Gowan, seventh child of Jesse Cledy Gowan and Frances Rogers “Fannie” Dodd Gowan, was born February 16, 1885 at Kosciuscko, Mississippi. He was married September 20, 1911 to Kathryn Nell Mullins. Amzi Meek Gowan died July 31, 1965.

Children born to Amzi Meek Gowan and Kathryn Nell Mullins Gowan include:

William Amzi Gowan born July 11, 1913
Mildred Nell Gowan born July 11, 1913
Sarah Frances Gowan born October 14, 1929

William Amzi Gowan, first child of Amzi Meek Gowan and Kathryn Nell Mullins Gowan, was born July 11, 1913. He died July 18, 1934 unmarried.

Alexander Gowan, believed to be the seventh child of John Gowan, was born in North Carolina in 1816, according to Phillip Alan Gowen. Isaac Gowan stated that his parents were born in North Carolina in the 1800 census enumeration. However the American Historical Society in its “History of Alabama,” page 672, states that “Alexander Gowan was a native of South Carolina,” probably quoting Dr. Jesse Earl Gowan, a grandson, a less reliable source.

Alexander Gowan was married about 1835 in South Carolina to Martha McCarter, according to “History of Alabama.” According to Phillip Alan Gowan he was married about 1834 in Attala County, to Martha Samantha Nichols. She was born in Georgia in 1817.

Alexander Gowan, a farmer, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Attala County, page 10.

The family was enumerated as:

“Gowin, Alexander white male 20-30
white female 20-30
white female 20-30
white male 5-10
white female 0-5
white male 0-5”

The household of Alexander Gowan was also enumerated in the 1850 and 1860 census returns of Attala County near Sallis, He died there April 28, 1969 and was buried in the Ellington Cemetary near Sallis.

Children born to Alexander Gowan and Martha Samantha Nichols Gowan include:

Edith Elizabeth Gowan born June 20, 1835
Lott Gowan born about 1837
Sarah “Sally” Gowan born May 20, 1839
Garrett CrawfordGowan born July 2, 1841
Isaac Gowan born January 10, 1844
Jesse Cledy Gowan born September 24, 1846
Mary “Polly” Gowan born August 4, 1849
Richard Gowen born May 24, 1852
Martha Ann Gowan born July 2, 1854
Alexander Gowan, Jr. born September 28, 1859

Edith Elizabeth Gowan, first child of Alexander Gowan and Martha Samantha Nichols Gowan, was born June 20, 1835 in Attala County. She appeared in the 1840, 1850, 1860 census returns in her father’s household.

[***consequently, Attala County is named after an Indian Princess named “Attala.”**** ]

Edith Elizabeth Gowan Crittenden Dickens died January 27, 1899 and was buried in Attala County.

[For details on the descendants of Edith Elizabeth Gowan see “Gowan-Morley” by Phillip Alan Gowan.

Lott Gowan, second child of Alexander Gowan and Martha Samantha Nichols Gowan was born about 1837. He was married about 1866 to Johnnie Teague. He died about 1868.

Children born to Lott Gowan and Johnnie Teague Gowan include:

Lottie Gowan born about 1867

Lottie Gowan, only known child of Lott Gowan and Johhnie Teague Gowan, was born about 1867, probably in Attala County.

Sarah “Sally” Gowan, third child of Alexander Gowan and Martha Samantha Nichols Gowen, was born May 20, 1839. She was married 1866 to Samuel Davis Teague, a nephew of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy. Samuel Davis Teague died in 1895, and Sarah “Sally” Gowan Teague died January 8, 1915.

Children born to Samuel Davis Teague and Sarah “Sally” Gowan Teague include:

Charles Gowan Teague born May, 1868
Ped B. Teague born November 26, 1869
Mary Nichols “Dittie” Teague born January 23, 1873
Zelda Jabez Teague born March 2, 1875
Otho Singleton Teague born April 15, 1877
Gilliland Davis Teague born August 17, 1879

[For details on descendants of Sarah “Sally” Gowan Teague see “Gowan-Morley” by Phillip Alan Gowan.]

Garrett Crawford Gowan, fourth child of Alexander Gowan and Martha Samantha Nichols Gowan, was born July 2, 1841 in Attala County. He appeared in his father’s household in the 1850, 1860 and 1870 census returns of Attala County.

In 1880 was enumerated in Grayson County, Texas, Enumeration District 115, page 31, Precinct 7, as:

“Gowan, Garrett C. 29, born in MS
Mattie L. 19, born in Texas
Allen A. 2, born in Texas”

Upon his death the body of Garrett C. Gowan was returned to Sallis for burial.

Children born to Garrett C. Gowan and Mattie L. Gowan include:

Allen A. Gowan born in 1878

Allen A. Gowan, only known son of Garrett C. Gowan and Mattie L. Gowan, was born in 1878, probably in Grayson County.

Alexander Gowan, fifth known child of Alexander Gowan and Martha McCarter Gowan, was born in Attala County.

About 1875 he was married to Mattie Lurania Trousdale in Attala County. She was born in 1860. Garrett Crawford Gowan died October 20, 1888 in Attala County and Mattie Lurania Trousdale Gowan died in 1895.

Children born to them include:

Allen Alexander Gowan born December 7, 1877
Robert Isaac Gowan born June 26, 1879
Lillie May Gowan born February 3, 1883
Nellie Samantha Gowan born September 26, 1886
William Garrett Gowan born May 7, 1888

Allen Alexander Gowan, first child of Garrett Crawford Gowan and Mattie Lurania Gowan, was born December 7, 1877 in Attala County. About 1897 he was married to Stella Ann Guthrie. He died January 29, 1954.

Children born to Allen Alexander Gowan and Stella Ann Guthrie Gowan include:

Robert Gowan born in 1905
Ruby Lorena Gowan born January 4, 1907
Evelyn Gowan born about 1909
Leon Gowan born about 1912
Roy Gowan born about 1915
Allen Alexander Gowan, Jr. born about 1918
E.B. Gowan born about 1920

Robert Gowan, first child of Allen Alexander Gowan and Stella Ann Guthrie Gowan, was born in 1905, probably in Attala County. He was married about 1940, wife’s name unknown. In 1975 Robert Gowan lived in Sulphur, Oklahoma.

Children born to Robert Gowan include:

Bobbie Gowan born about 1948

Bobbie Gowan, only known child of Robert Gowan, was born about 1948.

Ruby Lorena Gowan, second child of Allen Alexander Gowan and Stella Ann Guthrie Gowan, was born January 14, 1907. She was married October 7, 1931 to Glen Edwards. In 1975 Glen Edwards and Ruby Lorena Gowan Edwards lived in Shafter, California.

Children born to them include:

Bernard Darrell Edwards born July 30, 1932
Erma Collene Edwards born December 12, 1934

Evelyn Gowan, third child of Allen Alexander Gowan and Stella Ann Guthrie Gowan, was born about 1909.

Leon Gowan, fourth child of Allen Alexande Gowan and Stella Ann Guthrie Gowan, was born about 1912.

Roy Gowan, fifth child of Allen Alexander Gowan and Stella Ann Guthrie Gowan, was born about 1915.

Allen Alexander Gowan, Jr., sixth child of Allen Alexander Gowan and Stella Ann Guthrie Gowan, was born about 1918.

E.B. Gowan, seventh child of Allen Alexander Gowan and Stella Ann Guthrie Gowan, was born about 1920.
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Robert Isaac Gowan, second child of Garrett Crawford Gowan and Mattie Lurania Trousdale Gowan, was born June 26, 1879, probably in Attala County. He was married September 22, 1907 to Dovie Pearl Hudson, who was born in 1885. Dovie Pearl Hudson Gowan died in 1932. Robert Isaac Gowan, a resident of Missouri, died December 16, 1945.

Children born to them include:

Milton Clayton Gowan born June 17, 1908
Garrett Truitt Gowan born May 17, 1910
James Robert Gowan born March 25, 1912
Clarence Griffin Gowan born December 8, 1914
Mary Lorraine Gowan born July 19, 1919
Martha Louise Gowan born April 19, 1925
Mildred Joyce Gowan born August 27, 1926

Milton Clayton Gowan, first child of Robert Isaac Gowan and Dovie Pearl Hudson Gowan, was born June 17, 1908. He was married about 1929 to Mary Detchmendy. Milton Clayton Gowan died August 28, 1973.

No children were born to Milton Clayton Gowan and Mary Detchmendy Gowan.

Garrett Truitt Gowan, second child of Robert Isaac Gowan and Dovie Pearl Hudson Gowan, was born May 17, 1910. He was married about 1931 to Marguerite Laymond. In 1975 Garrett Truitt Gowan and Marguerite Laymond Gowan were residing in Laramie, Wyoming.

Children born to them include:

Barbara Sue Gowan born in 1937

Barbara Sue Gowan, only child of Garrett Truitt Gowan and Marguerite Laymond Gowan, was born in 1937. About 1955 she was married to Lester L. Samford.

Children born to Lester L. Samford and Barbara Sue Gowan Samford include:

Lisa Lynn Samford born in 1956
Kimberly Ann Samford born in 1958
Kent Gowan Samford born in 1960
Christopher Garrett Samford born in 1969

James Robert Gowan, third child of Robert Isaac Gowen and Dovie Pearl Hudson Gowan, was born March 25, 1912. He was married Dcember 31, 1931, to Ruth Meusner. In 1975 James Robert Gowan and Ruth Meusner Gowan lived in Boonville Missouri.

Children born to them include:

James Robert Gowan II born February 8, 1934
Dorothy Pearl Gowan born October 23, 1935
Jerome Dean Gowan born January 23, 1937
Susan Dianne Gowan born February 26, 1943

James Robert Gowan II, first child of James Robert Gowan and Ruth Meusner Gowan, was born February 8, 1934. He was married June 3, 1957 to Ramona Flaspholer.

Children born to James Robert Gowan II and Ramona Flaspholer Gowan include:

Dianne Katherine Gowan born May 11, 1958
Tracy Lea Gowan born December 28, 1959
James Robert Gowan III born April 9, 1960
Paul Bryan Gowan born October 31, 1962
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Dorothy Pearl Gowan, second child of James Robert Gowan and Ruth Meusner Gowan, was born October 23, 1935. She was married February 28, 1954 to Wilbur Reuben Clark.

Children born to Wilbur Reuben Clark and Dorothy Pearl Gowan include:

Mark Gowan Clark born December 3, 1955
Cynthia Kay CLark born March 10, 1962
Stuart Dean Clark born March 14, 1964

Jerome Dean Gowan, third child of James Robert Gowan and Ruth Meusner Gowan, was born January 23, 1937. In May of 1957 he was married to Marjorie Ann Jones.

Children born to Jerome Dean Gowan and Marjorie Ann Jones Gowan include:

Anthony James Gowan born May 27, 1964
Troy Dean Gowan born June 29, 1966
[child] born January 1975

Susan Dianne Gowan, fourth child of James Robert Gowan and Ruth Meusner Gowan, was born February 26, 1943. She was married November 26, 1962 to Billie Joe Brooks.

Children born to Billie Joe Brooks and Susan Dianne Gowan include:

Blake Jay Brooks born September 29, 1964
Belinda Jayne Brooks born July 1, 1966
Bradley Jon Brooks born March 12, 1969

Clarence Griffin Gowan, fourth child of Robert Isaac Gowan and Dovie Pearl Hudson Gowan, was born December 8, 1914. He was married May 26, 1942 to Hellen L. Haller. In 1975 they lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Children born to Clarence Griffin Gowan and Hellen L. Haller Gowan include:

James G. Gowan born April 29, 1943
Robert D. Gowan born August 12, 1953

John G. Gowan, first child of Clarence Grriffin Gowan and Halen L. Haller Gowan, was born April 29, 1943. He was married February 10, 1968 to Ann E. Stewart.

Children born to John G. Gowan and Ann E. Stewart Gowan include:

Sharon L. Gowan born December 17, 1968
Matthew P. Gowan born October 10, 1970
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Robert D. Gowan, fifth child of Robert Isaac Gowan and Dovie Pearl Hudson Gowan, was born July 19, 1919. She was married first about 1940 to Harold Cook, and second to Jack Downs. In 1975 Jack Downs and Mary Lorraine Gowan Cook Downs lived in Jacksinville, Florida.

Children born to Harold Cok and Mary Lorraine Gowan Cook include:

Bill Cook born about 1941
Tom Cook born about 1943

Children born to Jack Downs and Mary Lorraine Gowan Cook Downs include:

Timothy Downs born about 1950
[child ] born about 1953

Martha Louise Gowan, sixth child of Robert Isaac Gowan and Dovie Pearl Hudson Gowan, was born April 19, 1925. She was married February 10, 1945 to George Edward Neale. In 1975 George Edward Neale and Martha Louise Gowan Neale lived in Kansas City, Missouri.

Children born to them include:

Barbara Lynn Neale born October 29, 1949
Richard Allen Neale born December 17, 1951
Deborah Anne Neale born July 14, 1954
David Hudson Neale born May 11, 1959
John Steven Neale born December 5, 1960

Mildred Joyce Gowan, seventh child of Robert Isaac Gowan and Dovie Pearl Hudson Gowan, was born August 27, 1926. She was married in January 1945 to Dr. William A. Abele. In 1975, Dr. William A. Abele and Mildred Joyce Gowan Abele lived in Boonville, Missouri.

Children born to them include:

Douglas Abele born about 1947
Bruce Abele born about 1949
Christopher Abele born about 1951
Andrew Abele born about 1954

Lillie May Gowan, third child of Garrett Crawford Gowan and Mattie Gurania Trousadle Gowan, was born February 3, 1883, probably in Attala County. She was married to John Otto Auwen about 1903. Later Lillie May Gowan Auwen was remarried to William Potter. Lillie May Gowan Auwen Potter died September 10, 1965.

Children born to John Otto Auwen and Lillie May Gowan Auwen include:

Otto Auwen born June 26, 1904
Mattie Catherine Auwen born June 22, 1909

Children born to William Potter and Lllie May Gowan Auwen Potter include:

Lena Potter born about 1915
Frank Potter born about 1917
Florence Potter born about 1920
Melvin Potter born about 1922

For additional information regarding the descendants of Lillie May Gowan Auwen Potter see “Gowan-Morley” by Phillip Allen Gowan.

Nellie Samantha Gowan, fourth hild of Garrett Crawford Gowan and Mattie Lurania Trousdale, was born September 26, 1886. She was married April 14, 1903 to Montie Montell Hagar. Nellie Samantha Gowan Hagar died January 28, 1942.

Children born to them include:

Jennie Winifred Hagar born January 19, 1904
Robert Henry Hagar born December 6, 1905
Eugene Montell Hagar born June 8, 1909
Elsie Margaret Hagar born November 6, 1911
Lander Thomas Hagar born May 9, 1914
Montie Montell Hagar, Jr. born October 13, 1919
Alene Marie Hagar born May 26, 1924
Theran Leroy Hagar born May 20, 1927
W.G. Hagar born March 15, 1931

[For more information regarding the descendants of Nellie Samantha Gowan see “Gowan-Morley” by Phillip Alan Gowan. ]

William Garrett Gowan, fifth child of Garrett Craford Gowan and Mattie Lurania Trousdale, was born May 7, 1888, probably in Attala County. He was married in June, 1929 to Laura Salois. He died December 27, 1971 in Irving, Texas.

Children born to William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan include:

Robert Gowan born March 28, 1930
Walter Gowan born August 19, 1932
William Edward Gowan born March 8, 1934
James Gowan born August 17, 1935
Ruby Gowan born July 9, 1937
Eva Gowan born December 29, 1939
Joyce Gowan born April 27, 1941
June Gowan born June 20, 1943
Roy Gowan born February 4, 1945
Bettie Gowan born January 6, 1947
Arnold Gowan born June 29, 1951

Robert Gowan, first child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born March 28, 1930. He was married about 1950 to Pauline Lamere. Robert Gowan died in July, 1960, probably in Irving, Texas.

Children born to Robert Gowan and Pauline Lamere Gowan include:

William John Gowan born about 1951
Joyce Gowan born about 1952
Allen Gowan born about 1954
Laurie Gowan born about 1956
Debbie Gowan born about 1958
Robert Gowan born about 1960

William John Gowan, first child of Robert Gowan and Pualine Lamere Gowan, was born about 1951, probably in Irving, Texas. He was married about 1971, wife’s name Cathy. Nothing is known of the descendants of William John Gowan and Cathy Gowan.

Joyce Gowan, second child of Robert Gowan and Pauline Lamere Gowan, was born about 1952, probably in Irving, Texas. She was married about 1973 to Kenneth Morris. In 1975 Kenneth Morris and Joyce Gowan Morris lived in Irving, Texas.

Children born to them include:

Christopher Cain Morris born about 1974
Allen Gowan born about 1954

Allen Gowan, third child of Robert Gowan and Pauline Lamere Gowan, was born about 1954, probably in Irving, Texas. In 1975 he was living in Seattle, Washington in the home of Percy Fabel.

Laurie Gowan, fourth child of Robert Gowan and Pauline Lamere Gowan, was born about 1956, probably in Irving, Texas. In 1975, she was living in Seattle, Washington in the home of Percy Fabel.

Debbie Gowan, fifth child of Robert Gowan and Pauline Lamere Gowan, was born about 1958, probably in Irving, Texas. In 1975, she was living in Seattle Washington in the home of Percy Fabel.

Robert Gowan, sixth child of Robert Gowan and Pauline Lamere Gowan, was born in 1960, probably in Irving, Texas. In 1975 he was living in Seattle, Washington in the home of Percy Fabel.

Walter Gowan, second child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born August 19, 1932. He was married about 1953 to Shirley Denny. In 1975 Walter Gowan and Shirley Denny Gowan lived in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Children born to Walter Gowan and Shirley Denny Gowan include:

Wally Gowan born about 1956
Darrell Gowan born about 1959
Wayne Gowan born about 1962

William Edward Gowan, third child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born March 8, 1934. He was married March 9, 1954 to Ima Jean Franks. In 1975 they lived in Irving, Texas.

Children born to William Edward Gowan and Ima Jean Franks Gowan include:

William Edward Gowan II born January 9, 1956
James Roy Gowan born January 22, 1957
Laura Jean Gowan born March 18, 1961

James Gowan, fourth child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born August 17, 1935. He was married about 1955 to Margaret Cordis. In 1975 they lived in Irving, Texas.

Children born to James Gowan and Margaret Cordis Gowan include:

Carla Renee Gowan born about 1957
Edward Gowan born about 1960

Ruby Gowan, fifth child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born July 9, 1937. She was married about 1957, husband’s name McBryde. In 1975 Ruby Gowan McBryde lived in Montana.

Children born to Ruby Gowan McBryde include:

Charlotte McBryde born about 1959
Linda McBryde born about 1961
Melody McBride born about 1963
Merlin McBryde born about 1965
Richard McBryde born about 1970

Eva Gowan, sixth child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born December 29, 1939. She was married about 1960, husband’s name Evans. In 1975 Eva Gowan Evans lived in Washington state. Two children were born to her.

Joyce Gowan, seventh child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born April 27, 1941. About 1961 she was married to Frank Nordglen.

Children born to Frank Nordglen and Joyce Gowan Nordglen:

Glen Nordglen born about 1963
Everett Nordglen born about 1964
James Nordglen born about 1966
Jody Nordglen born about 1969
Velvet Nordglen born about 1972

June Gowan, eigth child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born June 20, 1943. She died at the age of three on June 10, 1946.

Roy Gowan, ninth child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born February 4, 1945, probably at Irving, Texas. He was married about 1965 to Dovie Glen. In 1975 they lived in Irving, Texas.

Children born to Roy Gowan and Dovie Glenn Gowan include:

Robert Gowan born about 1967
Roger Gowan born about 1970

Bettie Gowan, tenth child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born January 6, 1947, probably in Irving, Texas. About 1967 she was married to David Moore. In 1975 they lived in Parrish, Alabama.

Children born to David Moore and Bettie Gowan include:

Tammy Moore born about 1969
Trenton Lee Moore born about 1971

Arnold Gowan, eleventh child of William Garrett Gowan and Laura Salois Gowan, was born June 29, 1951, probably in Irving, Texas. He was married about 1972, wife’s name Patricia.

Children born to Arnold Gowan and Patricia Gowan include:

Misty Gowan born about 1974

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Isaac Gowan, fifth child of Alexander Gowan and Martha Samantha Nichols Gowan, was born January 10, 1844 in Attala County. He appeared in the 1850, 1860 and 1870 census enumerations of that county, living in his father’s household. About 1873, he was married to Sarah E. Shelley.

He appeared in the 1880 census of Attala County, Enumeration District 13, Page 16, as the head of a household enumerated as:

“Gowen, Isaac 37, born in Miss, father born in N.C., mother born in N.C., farmer
S.E. 30, born in MS, father born in TN, mother born in MS
Lewis 1, born in MS, father born in MS, mother born in MS
Isaac 5, born in MS, father born in MS mother born in MS”

Included in the household was one servant, a negro, age 16.

After 1800, Isaac Gowan was remarried to Frances Sudduth who was born in 1861, 17 years his junior. Isaac Gowan died February 23, 1914 and was probably in Attala County. Frances Sudduth Gowan died in 1942.

Children born to Isaac Gowan and Sarah E. Shelley Gowan include:

Richard Isaac Gowan born July 21, 1874
Louis Gowan born October 30, 1878

Children born to Isaac Gowan and Frances Sudduth Gowan include:

Fenton Ethelyn Gowan born September 30, 1886
Julia Isabella Gowan born July 20, 1889
Ruth Gowan born March 27, 1892
Sally Melissa Gowan born June 8, 1898

Richard Isaac Gowan, first child of Isaac Gowan and Sarah E. Shelley Gowan, was born July 21, 1874, probably in Attala County. He appeared in the 1880 census in his father’s household as a five-year-old in the census of that county. He was married at age 41 to Estelle McAdams on April10, 1915. Richard Isaac Gowan died December 28, 1958.

Chidren born to Richard Isaac Gowan and Estelle McAdams Gowan include:

Jessie Loyce Gowan born February 24, 1917
James Isaac Gowan born February 6, 1919
Frederick Austin Gowan born June 12, 1921

Jessie Loyce Gowan, first child of Richard Isaac Gowan and Estelle McAdams Gowan, was born February 24, 1917. She was married April 10, 1939 to Robert W. Goss. Jessie Loyce Gowan Goss died February 1, 1967.

Children born to them include:

Lydia Ann Goss born November 24, 1943

James Isaac Gowan, second child of Richard Isaac Gowan andd Estelle McAdams Gowan, was born February 6, 1919. In April 1940 he was married to Hattie Maude Payne. In 1975 James Isaac Gowan and Hattie Maude Payne Gowan lived in McAdams, Mississippi.

Children born to them:

Richard Isaac Gowan born January 1941
Louis Payne Gowan born August 1945
Marion Francis Gowan born July 14, 1953

Richard Isaac Gowan, first child of James Isaac Gowan and Hattie Maude Payne Gowan, was born in January, 1941. He was married in January 1962 to Susan Sanders.

Children born to Richard Isaac Gowan and Susan Sanders Gowan include:

Richard Marcus Gowan born January 1970
Suzanne Gowan born August 18, 1973

Louis Payne Gowan, second child of James Isaac Gowan and Hattie Maude Payne Gowan, was born in August 1945. He was married in February, 1966 to Janice Burrell.

Children born to Louis Payne Gowan and Janice Burrell Gowan include:

Jeffrey Gowan born December 1967
Michael Louis Gowan born June 1969

Marion Francis Gowan, third child of James Isaac Gwan and Hattie Maude Payne Gowan, was born July 14, 1953. He was married June 8, 1974 to Joyce Boutwell. A child, name unknown, was born to them January 19, 1975.

Louis Gowan, second child of Isaac Gowan and Sarah E. Shelly Gowan, was born October 30, 1878. He appeared in the household of his father in the 1880 census as a one-year-old. About 1905 he was married to Patricia Sudduth. Louis Gowan died September 6, 1945.

Children born to Louis Gowan and Patricia Sudduth include:

Louis Lamar Gowan born November 7, 1907
Frank Young Gowan born May 4, 1909

Louis Lamar Gowan, the first child of Louis Gowan and Patricia Sudduth Gowan, was born November 7, 1907. He was married May 1934 to Carrie Ellen Mitchell. In 1975 Louis Lamar Gowan and Carrie Ellen Mitchell lived in McAdams. No children were born to them.

Frank Young Gowan, second child of Louis Gowan and Patricia Sudduth Gowan, was born May 4, 1909, probably in Attala County. He was married August 1, 1939 to Inez Gunter Gowan. In 1975 they lived at McAdams.

Children born to Frank Young Gowan and Inez Gunter Gowan include:

Patsy Inez Gowan born July 4, 1939
Ellen Ivylyn Gowan born June 6, 1940
Frank Young Gowan, Jr. born February 17, 1942
Edna Catherine Gowan born May 8, 1943
Mary Beth Gowan born August 4, 1945
Gloria Nell Gowan born October 10, 1946
Timothy Lamar Gowan born July 24, 1951

Patsy Inez Gowan, first child of Frank Young Gowan and Inez Gunter Gowan, was born July 4, 1939. She was married November 8, 1958 to Richard Leonard Carroll. In 1975 Richard Leonard Carroll and Patsy Inez Gowan Carroll lived n Memphis, Tennessee.

Children born to them include:

Richard Duane Carroll born July 21, 1960
Jane Kimberly Carroll born June 15, 1964

Ellen IvyLyn Gowan, second child of Frank Young Gowan and Inez Gunter Gowan, was born June 6, 1940. She was married June 2, 1962 to George Leon Long. In 1975 they lived in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Children born to George Leon Long and Ellen Ivylyn include:

Terri Lynn Long born February 20, 1963
Tonia Beth Long born June 29, 1967
Frank Ronald Long born September 7, 1971

Frank Young Gowan, Jr., third child of Frank Young Gowan and Inez Gunter Gowan, was born February 17, 1941 in Attala County. He was married to Shirley Ann Horne on May 17, 1962, who was born April 6, 1942 at Durant, Attala County, according to Holmes County, Mississippi, Marriage Book 8, page 228. After their wedding they made their home in McAdams.Frank Young Gowan, Jr. and Shirley Ann Horne Gowan continued to live in McAdams in 1975.

Children born to them include:

Stephen Lamar Gowan born January 16, 1964
Louis Gunter Gowan born January 25, 1973

Edna Catherine Gowan, fourth child of Frank Young Gowan and Inez Gunter Gowan, was born May 8, 1943. She was married June 1, 1963 to David Emmett Bozone, Jr. [Ub k8 ] IN 1975 they lived in Winona, Mississippi.

Children born to David Emmett Bozone, Jr. and Edna Catherine Gowan include:

David Martin Bozone born January 4, 1964
Robert Gowan Bozone born October 21, 1966
Leta Kay Bozone born November 6, 1969

Mary Beth Gowan, fifth child of Frank Young Gowan and Inez Gunter Gowan, was born August 4, 1945. She was married August 27, 1966 to Louis Bennett Burghard. In 1975 they lived in Crystal Springs Mississippi.

Children born to Louis Bennett Burghard and Mary Beth Gowan include:

Angelica Celeste Burghard born September 1, 1967
Louis Ivan Burghard born July 20, 1969
Mary Kathryn Burghard born November 3, 1972

Gloria Nell Gowan, sixth child of Frank Young Gowan and Inez Gunter Gowan, was born October 10, 1946. She was married in January 1966 to Richard Leonard Cain. In 1975 they lived in Jackson, Mississippi.

Children born to Richard Leonard Cain and Gloria Nell Gowan Cain include:

Christi Carol Cain born May 8, 1969
Richard Bradley Cain born March 12, 1973

Timothy Lamar Gowan, seventh child of Frank Young Gowan and Inez Gunter Gowan, was born July 24, 1951. He was married December 26, 1974 to Nancy Jones. In 1975 Timothy Lamar Gowan and Nacy Jones Gowan lived in Jackson.

Fenton Ethelyn Gowan, third child of Isaac Gowan and the first of his marriage to Frances Sudduth Gowan, was born September 30, 1886 in Attala County. She was married December 17, 1905 to Harvey Little Adcock, who was born in 1880. Fenton Ethelyn Gowan died September 5, 1924, and Harvey Little Adcock died in 1945.

Children born to them include:

Harold Isaac Adcock born October 8, 1906
Mary Belle Adcock born February 11, 1908
Frances Elizabeth Adcock born January 17, 1910
Louise Ruth Adcock born March 3, 1912
Harvey Little Adcock born December 15, 1913
Vera Webb Adcock born January 12, 1919

[For details on descendants of Fenton Ethelyn Gowan, see “Gowan-Morley” by Phillip Alan Gowan. ]

Julia Isabella Gowan, fourth child of Isaac Gowan and the second of his marriage with Frances Sudduth Gowan, was born July 20, 1889 in Attala County. She was married to Arthur Luther Adcock December 20, 1908. In 1975 Julia Isabella Gowan lived in Huntsville, Alabama.

Children born to Arthur Luther Adcock and Julia Isabella Gowan include:

Pauline Adcock born June 27, 1911
Vivian Ethelyn Adcock born May 17, 1924

[For details on the descendants of Julia Isabella Gowan Adcock see “Gowan-Morley” by Phillip Alan Gowan. ]

Ruth Gowan, fifth child of Isaac GOwan and the third of his marriage with Frances Sudduth Gowan, was born March 27, 1892 in Attala County. She was married to Abram Lampkin Greer February 7, 1915.

Children born to Abram Lampkin Greer and Ruth Gowan Greer include:

Mary Ethelyn Greer born October 16, 1917
Joe Gowan Greer born June 25, 1920

[For details on the descendants of Ruth Gowan Greer, see “Gowan-Morley” by Phillip Alan Gowan. ]

Sallie Melissa Gowan, sixth child of Isaac Gowan and the fourth of his marriage with Frances Sudduth Gowan, was born June 8, 1898. She was married July 20, 1921 to Frank Benjamin Mitchell. Sallie Melissa Gowan Mitchell died August 28, 1971.

Children born to them include:

Franklin Davis Mitchell born Februray 8, 1923
Zelda Gowan Mitchell born February 25, 1925
Ellander Mitchell born August 5, 1927
Auris Frances Mitchell born September 2, 1930

[For details on the descendants of Sallie Melissa Gowan Mitchell, see “Gowan-Morley” by Phillip Alan Gowan. ]
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Jesse Cledy Gowan, sixth child of Alexander Gowan and Martha Samantha Nichols Gowan, was born September 24, 1846 in Attala County, , according to his tombstone.

He was married in January, 1870 to Francis Rogers [“Fannie” Dodd ], age 15. She was the daughter of William W. Dodd and Martha F. Teague Dodd. Frances Roger “Fannie” Dodd was born November20, 1855. The American Historical Society’s “History of Alabama” gives her mother’s name as Mary Teague, however her tombstone inscription renders it correctly as “Martha F. Dodd.” The volume also shows Jesse Clecy Gowan to be Jesse D. Gowan.

Martha F. Teague Dodd was born August 6, 1823 and died August 7, 1879. William W. Dodd was born March 6, 1806 in Kentucky, the son of a Revolutionary War soldier, and died August 12, 1874.

Jesse Cledy Gowan and Frances Rogers “Fannie” Dodd Gowan maintained their home in Kosciusko, throughout their lifetimes.

In 1880 the household of Jesse Cledy Gowan was enumerated in the census of Attala County, Enumeration District 17, page 15, Newport District as:

“Gowan, Jesse 32, born in MS, father born in NC, mother born in N.C, farmer
F. R. 24, born in MS, father born in KY,
mother born in AL, wife
J. C. 9, born in MS, father born in MS,
mother born in MS
G. E. 7, born in MS, father born in MS,
mother born in MS, son
M. M. 5, born in MS, father born in MS,
mother born in MS, son
W. A. 3, born in MS, father bborn in MS,
mother born in MS, son
Jesse 1, born in MS, father born in MS,
mother born in MS, son
Dodd, E. C. 14, born in MS, father born in MS,
mother born in MS, brother-
in-law”
Jesse Cledy Gowan was a farmer and a realtor in Kosciusko, according to the American Historical Society’s “History of Alabama” in 1927 when the volume was published. He died February 6, 1928. Frances Rogers “Fannie” Dodd Gowan died January 30, 1937. Both were buried in the Gowan-Dodd Cemetery five miles south, one mile west of Kosciusko.

The Mississippi Geneaological Society transcribed the tombstone inscription in the cemetery in its “Mississippi Cemetery and Bible Records,” Volume 7 as:

“William F. Dodd, born March 16, 1806, died August 12, 1874, son of a Revolutionary soldier.
Martha F. Dodd, born March 16, 1823, died August 7, 1879, daughter of M. Teague and Jane Davis Teague.”
Son, George A. Dodd, born May 4, 1839, died December 29, 1849.”
Daughter, Fannie D. Dodd, born November 20, 1855, died January 30, 1937, wife of Jesse C. Gowan.”
Son-in-law Jesse C. Gowan, born September 24, 1846, died February 26, 1928.”
Granddaughter, Mary D. Gowan, born August 5, 1895, died September 12, 1895.”
Granddaughter, Mattie M. Gowan, born March 29, 1875, died October 11, 1890.”

Nine children were born to Jesse Cledy Gowan and Frances Rogers “Fannie” Dodd Gowan:

Jennie Coffey Gowan born May 13, 1871
Garrett Everett Gowan born January 26, 1873
Matilda Rose Gowan born March 29, 1875
William Alexander Gowan born February 24, 1877
Jesse Earl Gowan born February 20, 1879
Luther Morris Gowan born October 11, 1881
Amzi Meek Gowan born February 16, 1885
Eleanor Fannie “Nell” Gowan
born June 29, 1892
Mary Dodd Gowan born August 5, 1895

Jennie Coffey Gowan, first child of Jesse Cledy Gowan and Frances Rogers “fannie” Dodd Gowan, was born May 13, 1871 at Kosciusko. She was married December 27, 1893 to Richard Ephrain Dickens. Jennie Coffey Gowan Dickens died January 18, 1946.

Children born to them include:

Martha Eva Dickens born May 3, 1895
Fannie Dodd Dickens born September 30, 1898
Jesse Gowan Dickens born December 15, 1903

[For details on the descendants of Jennie Coffey Gowan Dickens see “Gowan-Morley” by Phillip Alan Gowan.]

Garrett Everett Gowan, second child of Jesse Cledy Gowan and Frances Rogers “Fannie” Dodd Gowan, was born January 26, 1873 at Kosciusko. He appeared in the 1880 census as a seven-year-old living in the household of his father in Attala County.

He was married in 1896 to Alice Wooten, who was born in 1878. Alice Wooten Gowan died August 28, 1921 and was buried at County Line Baptist Church in Leakes County. County Line Baptist Church Cemetery is located south of Kosciusko, 1/4 mile south of the Leake County Line.

In 1926 Garrett Everett Gowan was remarried to Edith Brower. Garrett Everett Gowan died January 18, 1945. In 1975 Edith Brower Gowan continued to lived in Kosciuscko.

Children born to Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan include:

Richard Everett Gowan born January 5, 1897
Jesse Thomas Gowan born October 2, 1898
Joseph Veto Gowan born April 16, 1900
Samuel Teague Gowan born August 20, 1902
Bedford Rand Gowan born August 20, 1902
William Travis Gowan born August 5, 1904
Albert Earl Gowan born September 12, 1906
Coleman Louis Gowan born Jamuary 9, 1910
Johnson J. Gowan born March 14, 1911
Jane Gowan born May 11, 1913
Ruth Gowan born about 1915
Paul Chatman Gowan born August 3. 1917
George McClain Gowan born about 1920

Children born to Garrett Everett Gowan and Edith Brower Gowan include:

Marvin Glenn Gowan born July 6, 1923

Richard Everett Gowan, first child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born January 5, 1897. He was married to Sammie Allie Jones June 1, 1921. He was remarried to Lois Waugh May 19, 1929. Richard Everett Gowan died October 14, 1959.

Children born to Richard Everett Gowan and Sammie Allie Jones Gowan include:

Dixie Azalea Gowan born November 21, 1923

Dixie Azalea Gowan, only child of Richard Everett Gowan and Sammie Allie Jones Gowan, was born November 21, 1923. She was married February 11, 1944 to John Haywood Reat. In 1975, they lived in Lexington, Texas.

Children born to Johnm Hayword Reat and Dixie Azalea Gowan include:

Richard Arvel Reat born February 23, 1946
Samye Jane Reat born November 7, 1947

Jesse Thomas Gowan, second child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born October 2, 1898, probably in Kosciusko. He was married, at age 49, to Johnnye Kate Miller. In 1974 Jesse Thomas Gowan and Johnnye Kate Miller lived at Delhi, Louisiana.

Children born to Jesse Thomas Gowan and Johnnye Kate Miller Gowan include:

Edith Stanhope Gowen born July 7, 1948
Ellen Thomas Gowan born September 3, 1951

Edith Stanhope Gowan, first child of Jesse Thomas Gowan and Johnnye Kate Miller Gowan, was born July 7, 1948. She was married August 24, 1969 to Daniel Howard Bachmon. In 1975 Daniel Howard Bachmon and Edith Stanhope Gowan lived in Mt. Clemens, Michigan.

Ellen Thomas Gowan, second child of Jesse Thomas Gowan and Johnnye Kate Miller Gowan, was born July 20, 1973 to Gary Wayne McKay. In 1975 Gary Wayne McKay and Ellen Thomas Gowan, lived in Delhi, Louisiana.

Joseph Veto Gowan, third child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born April 16, 1900. On February 13, 1929, he was married to Dura Elizabeth Holt. Joseph Veto Gowan died September 14, 1967.

Children born to Joseph Veto Gowan and Dura Elizabeth include:

Betty Jane Gowan born May 6, 1935

Betty Jane Gowan, only child of Joseph Veto Gowan and Dura Elizabeth Holt Gowan, was born May 6, 1935. She was married January5, 1964 to James O. Pierce. In 1975 they lived in Huntington Beach, California.

Children born to James O. Pierce and Betty Jane Gowan Pierce include:

Susan Charlene Pierce born September 3, 1966

Samuel Teague Gowan, fourth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born August 20, 1902. He was married June 2, 1927 to Mary Alice Gray. Samuel Teague Gowan died May 26, 1955.

Children born to Samuel Teague Gowan and Mary Alice Gray Gowan include:

Claude Everett Gowan born July 21, 1931
Alice Clare Gowan born February 15, 1936

Claude Everette Gowan, first child of Samuel Teague Gowan and Mary Alice Gray Gowan, was born July 21, 1931. He was married November 1, 1958 to Joanne Audry Bennett. In 1975 they lived in Lexington, Virginia.

Children born to Claude Everett Gowan and Joanne Audry Bennett Gowan include:

Daniel Rand Gowan born October 21, 1959
Claude Samuel Gowan born April2, 1963
Jennifer Nell Gowan born September 6, 1970

Alice Clare Gowan, second child of Samuel Teague Gowan and Mary Alice Gray Gowan, was born February 15, 1936. She was married August 30, 1957 to Gordon Bard Martin. In 1975 Gordon Gard Martin and Alic Clare Gowan Martin lived in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Children born to them include:

Mary Teague Martin born September 23, 1959
Alice Ashley Martin born April 29, 1964

Bedford Rand Gowan, fifth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born August 20, 1902 probably in Kosciuscko. He was married Janaury 24, 1934 to Estelle Gates. In 1975 Bedford Rand Gowan and Estelle Gates Gowan were living in Pioneer, Louisiana. No children were born to this union.

William Travis Gowan, sixth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born August 5, 1904 probably in Kosciuscko. He died unmarried November 9, 1930 and was buried in County Line Baptist Church Cemetery south of Kosciusko in an adjacent grave to his parents.

Albert Earl Gowan, seventh child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born September 12, 1906. He was married August 14, 1932 to Mildred B. Taylor. In 1975 Albert Earl Gowan and Mildred B. Taylor Gowan lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. No children were born to this union.

Coleman Louis Gowan, eighth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born January 9, 1910, probably at Kosciuscko. He was married April 22, 1939 to Katherine Robinson, who was born in 1916. Katherine Robinson Gowan died in 1960. Coleman Louis Gowan was remarried January 27, 1965 to Nannie Lee Madison. In 1975 Coleman Louis Gowan and Nannie Lee Madison Gowan lived in Delhi, Louisiana.

Children born to Coleman Louis Gowan and Katherine Robinson Gowan include:

George Everett Gowan born December 22, 1939
Alice Jane Gowan born January 5, 1946

George Everett Gowan and Katherine Robinson Gowan, first child of Coleman Louis Gowan, was born December 22, 1939. He was married in July 1962 to Carolyn Kay Grice. In 1975 George Everett Gowan and Carolyn Kay Grice Gowan, lived in Winnsboro, Louisiana.

Children born to George Everett Gowan and Carolyn Kay Grice Gowan include:

James Coleman Gowan born May 3, 1963
William Garner Gowan born June 2, 1965
John Quitman Gowan born March 19, 1968
Katherine Lanier Gowan born September 7, 1970

Alice Jane Gowan, second child of Coleman Louis Gowan and Katherine Robinson Gowan, was born January 5, 1946.

Johnson J. Gowan, ninth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born March 14, 1911, probably in Kosciusko. He was married September 2, 1940 to Laura Margrite Bertram. In 1975 they lived in Delhi, Louisiana.

Children born to Johnson J. Gowan and Laura Margrite Bertram include:

John David Gowan born August 7, 1941

John David Gowan, only child of Johnson J. Gowan and Laura Margrite Bertram Gowan, was born August 7, 1941. He was married March 14, 1963 to Elizabeth Lambert.

Children born to John David Gowan and Elizabeth Lambert include:

John Mark Gowan born about 1966

Jane Gowan, tenth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born May 11, 1913. She was married August 14, 1938 to William Jackson Cole. In 1975 William Jackson Cole and Jane Gowan cole were living in Delhi, Louisiana. No children were born to them.

Ruth Gowan, eleventh child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born about 1915. She was married about 1935 to Joseph Paul O’Neal. In 1975 Joseph Paul O’Neal and Ruth Gowan O’Neal.

Alice Clare Gowan, second child of Samuel Teague Gowan and Mary Alice Gray Gowan, was born February 15, 1936. She was married August 30, 1957 to Gordon Bard Martin. In 1975 Gordon Gard Martin and Alic Clare Gowan Martin lived in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Children born to them include:

Mary Teague Martin born September 23, 1959
Alice Ashley Martin born April 29, 1964

Bedford Rand Gowan, fifth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born August 20, 1902 probably in Kosciuscko. He was married Janaury 24, 1934 to Estelle Gates. In 1975 Bedford Rand Gowan and Estelle Gates Gowan were lving in Pioneer, Louisiana. No children were born to this union.

William Travis Gowan, sixth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born August 5, 1904 probably in Kosciuscko. He died unmarried November 9, 1930 and was buried in County Line Baptist Church Cemetery South of Kosciusko in an adjacent grave to his parents.

Albert Earl Gowan, seventh child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born September 12, 1906. He was married August 14, 1932 to Mildred B. Taylor. In 1975 Albert Earl Gowan and Mildred B. Taylor Gowan lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. No children were born to this union.

Coleman Louis Gowan, eighth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born January 9, 1910, probably at Kosciuscko. He was married April 22, 1939 to Katherine Robinson, who was born in 1916. Katherine Robinson Gowan died in 1960. Coleman Louis Gowan was remarried January 27, 1965 to Nannie Lee Madison. In 1975 Coleman Louis Gowan and Nannie Lee Madison Gowan lived in Delhi, Louisiana.

Children born to Coleman Louis Gowan and Katherine Robinson Gowan include:

George Everett Gowan born December 22, 1939
Alice Jane Gowan born January 5, 1946

George Everett Gowan and Katherine Robinson Gowan, first child of Coleman Louis Gowan, was born December 22, 1939. He was married in July 1962 to Carolyn Kay Grice. In 1975 George Everett Gowan and Carolyn Kay Grice Gowan, lived in Winnsboro, Louisiana.

Children born to George Everett Gowan and Carolyn Kay Grice Gowan include:

James Coleman Gowan born May 3, 1963
William Garner Gowan born June 2, 1965
John Quitman Gowan born March 19, 1968
Katherine Lanier Gowan born September 7, 1970

Alice Jane Gowan, second child of Coleman Louis Gowan and Katherine Robinson Gowan, was born January 5, 1946.

Johnson J. Gowan, ninth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born March 14, 1911, probably in Kosciusko. He was married September 2, 1940 to Laura Margrite Bertram. In 1975 they lived in Delhi, Louisiana.

Children born to Johnson J. Gowan and Laura Margrite Bertram include:

John David Gowan born August 7, 1941

John David Gowan, only child of Johnson J. Gowan and Laura Margrite Bertram Gowan, was born August 7, 1941. He was married March 14, 1963 to Elizabeth Lambert.

Children born to John David Gowan and Elizabeth Lambert include:

John Mark Gowan born about 1966

Jane Gowan, tenth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born May 11, 1913. She was married August 14, 1938 to William Jackson Cole. In 1975 William Jackson Cole and Jane Gowan Cole were living in Delhi, Louisiana. No children were born to them.

Ruth Gowan, eleventh child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born about 1915. She was married about 1935 to Joseph Paul O’Neal. In 1975 Joseph Paul O’Neal and Ruth Gowan O’Neal were living in Delhi, Louisiana.

Children born to them include:

Joe Mack O’Neal born December 8, 1941
William Fred O’Neal born October 15, 1958

Paul Chatman Gowan, twelvth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born August 3, 1917, probably to Kosciuscko. He was married January 25, 1945 to Norma Faye Marsh. In 1975 Paul Chatman Gowan and Norma Faye Marsh Gowan, were living in Epps, Louisiana.

Children born to Paul Chatman Gowan and Norma Faye Marsh Gowan include:

Paul Chatman Gowan II born January 8, 1949
James Earl Gowan born October 17, 1952

Paul Chatman Gowan II, first child of Paul Chatman Gowan and Norma Faye Marsh Gowan, was born January 8, 1949. He was married September 5, 1970 to Donna Dean LaPrairie.

Children born to Paul Chatman Gowan II and Donna Dean LaPrairie include:

Kathryn Michele Gowan born September 14, 1972
George McClain Gowan, thirteenth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born about 1920, probably in Kosciuscko. He was married to Maxine Boutwell in 1947. In 1975 George McClain Gowan and Maxine Boutwell lived in Epps, Louisiana.

Children born to them include:

Sandra Alice Gowan born about 1946
Janice Gowan born about 1949

Marvin Glen Gowan, fourteenth child of Garrett Everett Gowan and Alice Wooten Gowan, was born July 6, 1923. He was married about 1948 to Juanita Elizabeth Smith. In 1975 Marvin Glenn Gowan and Juanita Elizabeth Smith lived in Epps, Louisiana.

Children born to Marvin Glenn Gowan and Juanita Elizabeth Smith Gowan include:

Stephen Lynn Gowan born November 15, 1955

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Matilda Rose “Mattie” Gowan, third child of Jesse Cledy Gowan and Frances Rogers “Fannie” Dodd Gowan, was born March 29, 1875. She appeared as “M. M. Gowan, a five-year-old, in the household of her father in the 1880 census of Attala County. She died October 11, 1890 unmarried.

She was buried in the Gowan-Dodd Cemetery located five miles south, one mile west of Kosciuscko, near the graves of her parents.

William Alexander Gowan, fourth child of Jesse Cledy Gowan and Frances Rogers “Fannie” Dodd Gowan, was born February 24, 1877 in Kosciuscko. He appeared as a three-year-old in the household of his father in the 1880 census of Attala County.

He was married to Rose Harget Harkens December 29, 1909. She was born in 1887. William Alexander Gowan died January 14, 1936, and Rosa Margaret Harkins Gowan died in 1971.

Children born to them include:

Martha Theresa Gowan born October 31, 1911
William Alexander Gowan born January 3, 1915
Hugh Lee Gowan born August 29, 1929

Martha Theresa Gowan, first child of William Alexander Gowan and Rosa Margaret Harkins Gowan, was born October 31, 1911. She was married June 30, 1935 to Alexander Morriss Warwick. No children were born to Alexander Morriss Warwick and Martha Theresa Gowan Warwick.
William Alexander Gowan, Second child of William Alexander Gowan and Rosa Margaret Harkns Gowan, was born January 3, 1915. He was married November 25, 1935 to Mary Elizabeth Wright. Mary Elizabeth Wright Gowan was born in 1916 and died in 1961. William Alexander Gowan was married second to Lynnie S. Smith November 30, 1962. In 1975 William Alexander Gowan and Lynnie S. Smith Gowan lived in Jackson.

Children born to William Alexander Gowan and Mary Elizbeth Wright Gowan include:

Rosemary Gowan born August 21, 1938
William Alexander Gowan born December 2, 1942
Elizabeth Ann Gowan born May 13, 1950

Rosemary Gowan, first child of William Alexander Gowan and Mary Elizabeth Wright Gowan, was born August 21, 1938. She was married June 11, 1960 to James Thomas Guglielmo.

Children born to James Thomas Guglielmo and Rosemary Gowan Guglielmo include:

Elizabeth Lea Guglielmo born June 6, 1963
James Thomas Guglielmo, Jr. born September 10, 1969

William Alexander Gowan, second child of William Alexander Gowan and Mary Elizabeth Wright Gowan , was born December 2, 1942. He was married June 4, 1966 to Donna Louise Brawley. In 1975 William Alexander Gowan and Mary Elizabeth Gowan were living in Jackson.

Children born to them include:

Lauren Elizabeth Gowan born January 29, 1967
William Alexander Gowan born August 8, 1969

Elizabeth Ann Gowan, third child of William Alexander Gowan and Mary Elizabeth Wright Gowan, was born May 13, 1950. On May 1, 1972 she was married to Guy Gurnbow, Jr.

Nothing more is known of Guy Gurnbow, Jr, Elizabeth Ann Gowan or descendants.

Hugh Lee Gowan, third child of William Alexander Gowan and Rosa Margaret Jarloms Gowan, was born August 29, 1929. He was married August 18, 1951, wife’s name unknown. In 1975 Hugh Lee Gowan lived in Pickens, Mississippi.

Children born to Hugh Lee Gowan include:

Hugh Gowan born August 21, 1957
Meredith Ann Gowan born July 23, 1961

Jesse Earl Gowan, fifth child of Jesse Cledy Gowan and Frances Rogers “Fannie” Dodd Gowan, was born February 20, 1879. He appeared in the 1880 census of Attala County as a one-year-old living in the household of his father. After attending public school at Kosciuscko he enrolled at Birmingham Dental College and was graduated there in 1906 as a doctor of dental surgery. In 1906 he opened a dental office in Clanton, Alabama.

On April 20, 1908 he was married to Ruth Johnson, daughter of Dr. Joseph S. Johnson and Sallie Strock Johnson, according to “History of Alabama.” Phillip Alan Gowan records the date as April 23, 1909.

In “History of Alabama,” page 672, appears the following paragraph:

“Dr. Gowan is properly proud of his ancestral records, which shows loyal and patriotic service on both sides of the family in the American Revolution. His grandfather, Alexander Gowan, was a native of South Carolina, and the first name of the grandmother was Martha, and they were married in South Carolina, from which state they later moved to Mississippi. The paternal great-grandfather, Gen. John Gowan, served as an officer in the American Revolution. The maternal grandfather was William W. Dodd, born in Kentucky in 1806, and he married Meary Teague, born at Montgomery Alabama.”

Dr. Jesse Earl Gowan died September 23, 1957, probably at Clanton, Alabama.

Children born to Dr. Jesse Earl Gowan and Ruth Johnson Gowan include:

Jesse Samuel Gowan born April 30, 1910
Joe Earl Gowan born July 6, 1914
Ruth Johnson Gowan born January 18, 1919
Paul Martins Gowan born January 15, 1923
Sallie Dodd Gowan born September 23,1930

Jesse Samuel Gowan, first child of Dr, Jesse Earl Gowan and Ruth Johnson Gowan, was born April 30, 1910, probably in Clanton.

He was married April 23, 1939 to Miriam Baker Dunn. In 1940, Dr. Jesse Samuel Gowan, a dentist, like his father, and Miriam Baker Dunn Gowan were living at 613 Locust Avenue, Huntsville, Alabama. His office was located at 601 Times Building. Miriam Baker Dunn Gowan was employed by the Department of Public Welfare at that time.

The Huntsville city directory carried listings for the couple in its 1940, 1943, 1947, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1961 and 1971 editions. In the 1971 edition Miriam Baker Dunn Gowan, a teacher at the Huntsville High School, residing at 1016 McClung Avenue SE, was listed alone.

In 1975 Dr. Jesse Samuel Gowan and Miriam Baker Dunn Gowan continued to live in Huntsville, Alabama.

Children born to Dr. Jesse Samuel Gowan and Miriam Baker Dunn Gowan include:

JoAnna Gowan born January 23, 1941
Jesse Paul Gowan born October 6, 1943
Joe Perry Gowan born June 13, 1945

JoAnna Gowan, first child of Dr. Jesse Samuel Gowan and Miriam Baker Dunn Gowan, was born January 23, 1941 at Huntsville, Alabama. She was married November 7, 1959 to William LaVern Burkett.

Children born to William LaVern Burkett and JoAnna Gowan Burkett include:

William Earl Burkett born November 19, 1961
Martha Ann Burkett born May 19, 1968

Jessie Paul Gowan, second child of Dr. Jesse Samuel Gowan and Miriam Baker Dunn Gowan, was born January 23, 1941, at Huntsville, Alabama. He was married in May 1965 to Yolanda Lee. He was employed as a technician at Brown Engineering Company, Huntsville. He died May 15, 1969.

Children born to Jessie Paul Gowan and Yolanda Lee Gowan include:

Paul Alan Gowan born April 14, 1966
Audra Elizabeth Gowan born December 26, 1967
Michael David Gowan born October 1, 1969

Yolanda Lee Gowan in 1971 continued to live at 1010 McClung Avenue SE in the same block with her husband’s parents.

Joe Pery Gowan, third child of Dr. Jesse Samuel Gowan and Miriam Baker Dunn Gowan, was born June 13, 1945 at Huntsville, Alabama. In 1971 he was shown in the city directory as a student living at the home of his mother at 1016 McClung Avenue S.E. in Huntsville.

He was married to Sarah Clark May 2, 1973. Nothing more is known of Joe Perry Gowan, Sarah Clark Gowan or descendants.

Joe Earl Gowan, second child of Dr. Jesse Earl Gowan and Ruth Johnson Gowan, was born July 6, 1914, probably at Clanton. He was married February 11, 1942 to Elizabeth Warrick, who was born in 1918. Elizabeth Warrick Gowan died in 1971, and Joe Earl Gowan, a dentist, was remarried to Lucylle Nelson Lolley. In 1975 Joe Earl Gowan and Lucylle Nelson Lolley Gowan lived on Gowan Road in Clanton.

Children born to Dr. Joe Earl Gowan and Elizabeth Warrick include:

Walter Earl Gowan born December 2, 1945
Barnette Dodd Gowan born April 23, 1950

Walter Earl Gowan, first child of Dr. Joe Earl Gowan and Elizabeth Warrick Gowan, was born December 2, 1945, probably in Clanton. He was married September 2, 1972 to Carole Frances Railey. Names of children born to Walter Earl Gowan and Carole Frances Railey Gowan are unknown.

Barnett Dodd Gowan, second child of Dr. Joe Earl Gowan and Elizabeth Warrick Gowan, was born April 23, 1950 in Clanton.

Ruth Johnson Gowan, third child of Dr. Jesse Earl Gowan and Ruth Johnson Gowan, was born January 18, 1919, probably at Clanton. She was married January 1, 1939 to John Manning Higgins. In 1975 they lived in Clanton.

Children born to John Manning Higgins and Ruth Johnson Gowan include:

Ruth Mary Higgins born February 13, 1955
Sallie Juliet Higgins born April 6, 1959

Paul Mertins Gowan, fourth child of Dr. Jesse Earl Gowan and Ruth John Gowan, was born January 15, 1923 at Clanton. He was married January 8, 1949 to Ellen Shiff.

Children born to Paul Mertins Gowan and Ellen Shiff Gowan include:

Earl Harrington Gowan born July 13, 1950
Paul Mertins Gowan, Jr. born March 5, 1953
Karl Strock Gowan born September 24, 1956

Earl Harrington Gowan, first child of Paul Mertins Gowan and Ellen Shiff Gowan, was born July 13, 1950. He was married July 1, 1972 to Diana Ruth Driver. Names of children born to Earl Harrington Gowan and Diana Ruth Driver Gowan are unknown.

Paul Mertins Gowan, Jr., second child of Paul Mertins Gowan and Ellen Shiff Gowan, was born March 5, 1953.

Karl Strock Gowan, third child of Paul Mertins Gowan and Ellen Shiff Gowan, was born September 24, 1956.

Sallie Dodd Gowan, fifth child of Dr. Jess Earl Gowan and Ruth Johnson Gowan, was born September 23, 1930.

She was married January 29, 1949 to Francis William Speaks. In 1975 Francis William Speaks and Sallie Dodd Gowan Speaks lived in Clanton.

Children born to them include:

Susan Leigh Speaks born December 16, 1950
Francis William Speaks born August 12, 1952
Christopher Gowan Speaks born March 7, 1965
Ellen Dodd Speaks born April 28, 1971

Luther Morris Gowan, sixth child of Jesse Cledy Gowan and Frances Rogers “Fannie” Dodd Gowan, was born October 11, 1881, at Kosciusko. He was married to Leila Ann Biggs December 13, 1903.

In 1975 Luther Morris Gowan at age 93 lived in Weir, Mississippi. Children born to Luther Morris Gowan and Leila Ann Biggs Gowan include:

Willie Andrew Gowan born February 26, 1905
Myrven Everett Gowan born December 27, 1906
Morris Biggs Gowan born September 2, 1910
Jesse Meek Gowan born June 5, 1921

Willie Andrew Gowan, first child of Luthr Morris Gowan and Leila Ann Biggs Gowan, was born February 26, 1905. He was married March 1, 1937 to Katherine Farish.

Children born to Willie Andrew Gowan and Katherine Farish Gowan include:

Daphine Gowan born February 2, 1930

Daphine Gowan, only child of Willie Andrew Gowan and Katherine Farish, was born February 2, 1930. She was married about 1951 to C. P. Strong, Jr.

Children born to C. P. Strong, Jr. and Daphine Gowan Strong include:

Vickey Strong born August 3, 1953

Myrven Everett Gowan, second child of Luther Morris Gowan and Leila Ann Biggs Gowan, was born December 27, 1906. In 1975 he lived in Weir.

Morris Biggs Gowan, third child of Luther Morris Gowan and Leila Ann Biggs Gowan, was born September 2, 1910. He was married June 15, 1963, at age 53 to Pauline Gilbert Cook. In 1975 Morris Biggs Gowan and Pauline Gilbert Cook Gowan lived in Weir. No children were born to them.

Jesse Meek Gowan, fourth child of Luther Morris Gowan and Leila Ann Biggs Gowan, was born June 5, 1921. He was married March 15, 1947 to Elizabeth Jinkins. In 1975 they lived in Edwards, Mississippi.

Children born to Jesse Meek Gowan and Elizabeth Jinkins Gowan include:

Billy Morris Gowan born July 14, 1948

Billy Morris Gowan, only child of Jesse Meek Gowan and Elizabeth Jinkins Gowan, was born July 14, 1948.

Amzi Meek Gowan, seventh child of Jesse Cledy Gowan and Frances Rogers “Fannie” Dodd Gowan, was born February 16, 1885 at Kosciuscko. He was married September 20, 1911 to Kathryn Nell Mullins. Amzi Meek Gowan died July 31, 1965.
Children born to Amzi Meek Gowan and Kathryn Nell Mullins Gowan include:

William Amzi Gowan born July 11, 1913
Mildred Nell Gowan born July 11, 1913
Sarah Frances Gowan born October 14, 1929

William Amzi Gowan, first child of Amzi Meek Gowan and Kathryn Nell Mullins Gowan, was born July 11, 1913. He died July 18, 1934 unmarried.

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William Gowan, son of John Gowan, Jr. and Edith Faulk Gowan, was born about 1807. He was enumerated in the 1830 census of Copiah County, along with his brother, Meredith Gowan. He was enumerated in the 1840 census of Mississippi, but disappeared after that census.

Ada Gowan, daughter of John Gowan, Jr. and Edith Faulk Gowan, was born about 1808. She was married about 1827, husband’s name Hill, and removed to Georgia. When Ada Gowan Hill’s husband died in Georgia, she brought her family to Sylvarena, Mississippi. Later she moved to Sallis, Mississippi and finally to Nacogdoches, Texas where she died in the 1860s.

Jesse Gowan, son of John Gowan, Jr. and Edith Faulk Gowan, was born about 1809. He was enumerated in the 1840 census in Mississippi.

John M. Gowan, son of John Gowan, Jr. and Edith Faulk Gowan, was born about 1810. He removed to Mississippi. He changed his name to “Gowin,” and his descendants continue to use this spelling to this day. He died in Sylvarena in 1864.

Richard Asbury Gowan, son of John Gowan, Jr. and Edith Faulk Gowan, was born about 1813. He removed to Mississippi. He left Mississippi after the Civil War and became a prosperous cattleman in Navarro County, Texas where he died in 1890.

Alexander Gowan, son of John Gowan, Jr. and Edith Faulk Gowan, was born about 1816. He settled in Attala County, Mississippi near Sallis, Mississippi.

Hugh M. Gowan, son of John Gowan and Nancy Gowan, was born about ……..

It is believed that the “white male, 40-60” living in the house­hold of Meredith Gowan was his uncle, Hugh M. Gowan who had probably preceded him to Mississippi. Sometime after 1820, Hugh M. Gowan was a witness for Elizabeth Lott who relinquished her dower rights in nearby Marion County, Mississippi, according to Marion County Deed Book B, page 154.

095 Buncombe Co, NC

BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

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

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

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

Children born to them include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BURKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

Josephus Goings was married March 27, 1861 to Ruthey E. Canipe, according to “Burke County, North Carolina Marriages,” record 01028, bondsman Eli Hoyle, bond 000005564. Children born to Josephus Goings and Ruthey E. Canipe Goings are unknown.
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Adam E. Goins and his wife, Mary Ross Goins, were residents of Burke County in 1915 and in 1925 when children were born. Born to them were:

Stella Elizabeth Goins born December 20, 1915
Lucy Goins born about 1917
Roy Goins born about 1920
Anna Lee Goins born about 1922
Fred Anderson Goins born January 9, 1925

Stella Elizabeth Goins, daughter of Adam E. Goins and Mary Ross Goins, was born December 20, 1915. She died June 19, 1994 in Burke County and was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery in Burke County.

Lucy Goins, daughter of Adam E. Goins and Mary Ross Goins, was born about 1917. In 1994 she continued in Burke County.

Roy Goins, son of Adam E. Goins and Mary Ross Goins, was born about 1920. In 1994 he continued in Burke County.

Fred Anderson Goins, son of Adam E. Goins and Mary Ross Goins, was born January 9, 1925. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was married about 1947 to Vera Azalee Stamey. He was a self-employed automobile mechanic. He died July 18, 1994 in Burke County and was buried there in Enon Baptist Church Cemetery.

Children born to Fred Anderson Goins and Vera Azalee Stamey Goins include:

Carl Lee Goins born about 1949
Fred Anderson Goins, Jr. born about 1951
Robert Columbo Goins born about 1953
Eugene Goins born about 1954
Susan Goins born about 1956
Debra Goins born about 1959
Sandra Goins born about 1963

Carl Lee Goins, son of Fred Anderson Goins and Vera Azalee Stamey Goins, was born about 1949. He was deceased by 1994.

Fred Anderson Goins, Jr, son of Fred Anderson Goins and Vera Azalee Stamey Goins, was born about 1951. In 1994 he continued in Burke County.

Robert Columbo Goins, son of Fred Anderson Goins and Vera Azalee Stamey Goins, was born about 1953. He was listed as a survivor of his father when he died in 1994.

Eugene Goins, son of Fred Anderson Goins and Vera Azalee Stamey Goins, was born about 1954. He was a survivor of his father when he died in 1994.

Susan Goins, daughter of Fred Anderson Goins and Vera Azalee Stamey Goins, was born about 1956. She was married about 1976, husband’s name Berry.

Debra Goins, daughter of Fred Anderson Goins and Vera Azalee Stamey Goins, was born about 1959. She was married about 1979, husband’s name Buchanan.

Sandra Goins, daughter of Fred Anderson Goins and Vera Azalee Stamey Goins, was born about 1963. She was married about 1983, husband’s name Dale.

Anna Lee Goins, daughter of Adam E. Goins and Mary Ross Goins, was born about 1922. She was married about 1942, husband’s name Green. In 1994 they continued in Burke County.
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Allen Goins and his wife, Louise Goins were residents of Burke County in 1913 when a daughter was born:

Mary Goins born March 30, 1913

Mary Goins, daughter of Allen Goins and Louise Goins, was born March 30, 1913 in Burke County. She was married about 1931 to Clarence Morton Weathers who was born February 14, 1909 to Mark Weathers and Molly Weathers. She died September 6, 1991, and he died August 23, 1992. They were buried in Friendly Chapel at Fallston, North Carolina.

Children born to them include:

Bud Weathers born about 1933
Kemp Weathers born about 1935
John Weathers born about 1937
Sue Weathers born about 1940
Katherine Weathers born about 1944

Edley Grove Goins and his wife Margaret Chapman Goins were residents of Burke County in 1934 when a son was born:

Ralph Kirksey Goins born September 3, 1934

Ralph Kirksey Goins, son of Edley Grove Goins and Margaret Chapman Goins, was born in Burke County September 3, 1934. He served in the U.S. Army. He was married about 1957 to Frances Smith. He died October 23, 1990 and was buried in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. He was survived by his widow and children and a sister, Bessie Mae Goins Chapman.

Children born to Ralph Kirksey Goins and Frances Smith Goins include:

Susan Goins born about 1959
Bennie Goins born about 1963
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Bernard Deno Goins was born July 30, 1930. He was married about 1953 to Newell Worley. He died April 7, 1993 in Burke County and was buried there in Forest Hill Cemetery. He was survived by his widow and children and a sister Pat Goins Hood.

Children born to Bernard Deno Goins and Newell Worley Goins include:

Bill King Goins born about 1955
Gary Goins born about 1958
Debbie Goins born about 1961
Sheila Goins born about 1964
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Henry Gowins was married July 2, 1864 to Elizabeth Bradshaw, according to “Burke County, North Carolina Marriages.” The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 1029, bondsman James K. Tate, Bond No. 5571. Of Henry Gowins and Ruthey E. Canipe Gowins nothing more is known.
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Charles Guinn, Mulatto, son of Champaon Guinn and Dorcas Guinn, was apprenticed to Richard Callaway and Rebeka Hutson May 16, 1791, according to “Burke County, North Carolina Apprentice Bonds and Records, 1784-1873:”

“This Indenture made the Sixteenth day of May in the year of our Lord, one thousand Seven hundred and Ninety one Between Champaon Guinn of the Western Territory and County of Washington, farmer of the one Part and Richard Callaway and Rebekah of the other Part Witnesseth the Said Champaon Guinn and Darcas his Wife Do put their Son Charles Guinn, melato Boy, apprintice to Serve the Said Richard Callaway and Rebeka Hutson untill he Shall be of the age of Twenty one years, the said Charles was Born ye 15th Day of Febuary 1788 therefor he, his master and mistres Shall faithfully Serve for the Term of Eighteen Years Which Will End ye 15th Day of Febuary 1809 During Which Time, the said Charles, his master and mistres Shall obay their Councels, Observe and keep as a faithfull aPrintice aught to Do–he Shall not Embazell his masters Goods nor Contract marrag Without their Consent and the Said Richard Callaway Shall find the Sd Boy Charles meet Drink Cloathing Washing and Lodging and Every other thing Needfull for an Apprintice, and the Richard Callaway Shall give the said apprintice one year schooling; and Larne him the art of Aggriculter and when the Said Boy come to the age of 21 years, the Said Richard Callaway Shall Give him a good sute of cloath [to Wit] a Coat Jacot and Britches Two Shirt a Par of shoes and stockins and a hat, a horse Bridle and Sadle.

In Witness whereof the Parties to these Presents have hereunto Set their their [sic] hand and fixed their Seals the Dat and Day first above Writen–

Witnesses: Champaon [C] Guinn
Richard [X] Callaway
William [+] Baird
Rebecca [R] Hutson
Ezekiel Baird, Jurat”
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Ezekiel Inman was born about 1730, place and parents, un-known, according to Patricia Jean Melton, a descendant of Moline, Illinois. He was married to Henrietta Hardin who was born about 1727 in England. He died in Rockbridge County, Virginia.

Children born to them include:

Shadrach Inman born January 25, 1746
Susannah Inman born about 1754

Shadrach Inman, son of Ezekiel Inman and Henrietta Hardin Inman, was born January 25, 1746. He was married about 1769 to Mary Jane McPheters, who was born January 7, 1848. Mary Jane McPheters Inman died June 11, 1830. Shadrach Inman died October 7, 1831. Willis Finley is descended from them.

Children born to them include:

Hannah Inman born in 1774

Hannah Inman, daughter of Shadrach Inman and Mary Jane McPheters Inman, was born in 1774. She was married Janu-ary 28, 1792 to James M. Campbell who was born about 1772. She died in 1830, and he died in 1853.

Children born to them include:

Daniel W. Campbell born September 22, 1800

Daniel W. Campbell, son of James M. Campbell and Hannah Inman Campbell, was born September 22, 1800. He was mar-ried August 31, 1819 in Jefferson County, Tennessee to Sus-annah Goins who was also born September 22, 1800. They removed to McDonough County, Illinois in 1831. He died in 1843, and she died in 1896.

Children born to them include:

Eliza Ann Campbell born in 1820

Eliza Ann Campbell, daughter of Daniel W. Campbell and Susannah Goins Campbell, was born in 1820. She was married November 24, 1842 to Amos Hendrickson who was born June 14, 1820 and died May 30, 1853.

Children born to them include:

Abbie Hendrickson born October 19, 1848

Abbie Hendrickson, daughter of Amos Hendrickson and Eliza Ann Campbell Hendrickson, was born October 19, 1848. She was married July 1, 1866 to Peter Cross McIntosh who was born May 11, 1846 and died November 28, 1920.

Children born to them include:

John Henry McIntosh born August 16, 1886

John Henry McIntosh, son of Peter Cross McIntosh and Ann Campbell Hendrickson McIntosh, was born August 16, 1886. He was married January 20, 1909 to Mary Cecil Harris who was born July 23, 1890. She died August 22, 1930. He died March 12, 1950.

Children born to them include:

Lillian Louise McIntosh born January 18, 1916

Lillian Louise McIntosh, daughter of John Henry McIntosh and Mary Cecil Harris McIntosh, was born January 18, 1916. She was married in June 1939 to William James Laurie who was born January 4, 1913. He died April 18, 1980, and she died December 23, 1999.

Children born to them include:

Patricia Laurie born February 19, 1950

Patricia Laurie, daughter of William James Laurie and Lillian Louise McIntosh, was born February 19,1950. On April 16, 1966 she was married to Jay Melton who was born November 24, 1947.

In Oct 1782 Daniel Gowin is indicted as a torie along with Shadrach Inman, his brother-in-law and Charles McPeters, the father-in-law of Shadrach Inman. (9) This is an involved situation. Daniel Gowin was from England and really had no animosity toward the mother country. The taxes and problems that had convinced many Americans that independence was the only answer was not as apparent to the frontiersman that were faced with the problems of survival.

Daniel Gowin along with the Inmans soon left the Catawba country and bought land further inland probably around 1785. Leeper states that the Gowins family “lived on a boundary of land on Long Creek” (10) in Tennessee now Jefferson Co.

To refer again to the letter by Nancy Lavenia she says that “Daniel Goans and Anna Goans sons and daughters were Ezekiel, William, Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, Abednigo, Jane, Sarah & Daniel. We know of Shadrach and Francis as mentioned in the will of Susannah. (11)

Daniel Gowin’s estate is administered by his wife Susannah Goin and the inventory returned 6 Sep 1810. (12) Thus Daniel died some time before that date.

Again, one can only conjecture as to the date of Daniel’s birth. If the item is correct involving Samuel Doak then Daniel could have been born in 1735. Susannah’s birth is only conjecture. We know her brother Shadrach was born 27 Jan 1747 and Abednego 1 July 1752. I would probably put Susannah’s birth as about 1744. Daniel II is listed as the last child in Nancy Lavenia’s letter.

Subject: Re: [NCBurke] daniel goans

Charlotte:

I just read your post concerning Daniel Goin who married Susannah Inman,
sister of Shadrack, Meshack and Abendago, et. al, Inman. My interest in the Inman
family comes from my research on the McDowell – McPeeters family. Shadrack Inman married Mary McPeeters, the daughter of Charles and Mary McDowell
McPeeters.

VA records. This Samuel Doak appears to
be the elder Samuel who was married to Jane Mitchell, and were parents of the
well known Revolutionary Presbyterian minister, Rev. Samuel Doak. You may be
aware that Rev. Samuel Doak was noted as giving the invocation at the
gathering at Sycamore Shoals when the “Overmoutain” men gathered prior to the march to
the battle of King’s mountain, NC.

Daniel Goin is named as a “cited” (suspected) Torie in a summons issued 12
December 1782 by the Clerk of Court of Burke Co., NC. His name is written as
“Dan’l Gowin” This court summons sent to the Sheriff to notify the named
suspected Tories in the county to appear the “Third Monday in Janry next” (1783) at
the Court to give reason why they should not have their property confiscated.
There were 121 men named in the summons, among them were Shadrack Inman
(brother in law of Daniel Goin), Charles McPeters (father in law of Shadrack
Inman), Joseph McPeters (son of Charles McPeters), Jonathan McPeters (son of Charles
McPeters), David Melson (Nelson) – relationship to the family is unclear but
Jonathan McPeters became guardian to David Nelson,Jr., three Hyatt men who are
some way intermarried into the Inman family – Hezekiah Hyatt, Seth Hyatt,
Edward Hyatt, and James Barnes, a nephew of Charles McPeters.

I honestly have not been able, as of yet, to completely comprehend why these
men were cited as being suspected Tories or Tory sympathizers, although it is
part of the larger Court martial trial of Gen. Charles McDowell. (Who was the
first cousin of Charles McPeters wife Mary McDowell McPeters). It is an
established fact that both Joseph and Jonathan McPeters served as Patriots during
the Revolution from Burke Co., NC, and I can’t really make sense of why they
were being cited as Tories at the end of the Revolution, but, perhaps further
research will help clarify this.
Charmaine

The bitter animosity engendered during the Revolutionary war between the Whigs and Tories did not subside immediately after the treaty of peace in 1783. The few of the latter who remained in the country were ever after subjected to social ostracism, and were most fortunate if they escaped personal violence. The patriotic inhabitants of the frontier could not so soon forget the manner in which their babes had been taken from the cradle and from the breasts of their mothers, and their brains dashed out, by the hated and despised Tories; nor could they blot from their memory the fact that those foes to their country, while professing friendship to the Whigs, acted as spies for the enemy, and secretly joined the predatory bands of Indians in their incursions against their nearest neighbors of the settlements, and shared in the booty while they excelled their savage allies in deeds of inhumanity. Indeed, this anti-Tory feeling only died out when the last patriot of the Revolution expired. That there would be numerous collisions between the two factions was to be expected, as that would be no more than the legitimate result of such bitter personal resentment; nor could the wranglings cease except with the death of the parties.

Ezekiel Inman was born in Maryland about 1740 to Robert Inman. In 1774 they lived in Burke County. They removed to Jefferson County, Tennessee about 1785.

At that time the area was known as Washington District, North Carolina and had the Mississippi River as its western boundary. The Trans-Blue Ridge community felt isolated and abandoned by North Carolina and organized the Watauga Association to provide their own government and protection. The North Carolina legislature in 1784 tried unsuccessfully to give the settlement to the federal government, and at that time the Tennesseeans organized their own “Free State of Frank-lin” [at first called Frankland].

Daniel Goans arrived just in time to help elect John Sevier governor of the unauthorized new state which petitioned for admission to the United States. The fledgling state of Franklin was ignored by Congress, and Sevier was arrested for treason. A friendly jailor allowed Sevier to escape, and he went out to organize a militia. When the Revolutionary forces needed help in the West, the Americans appointed Sevier a brigadier-general, and his militia soundly defeated the British and the Loyalists in the Battle of Kings Mountain and in the Battle of Cowpens in South Carolina.

On May 26, 1790 the federal government accepted Tennessee with a population of 35,691 into the union as the “Territory south of the River Ohio,” providing the territory could produce a population of 60,000 people. In 1795, a territorial census barely reached the prescribed minimum which undoubtedly included Indians [wherever needed.]

“Daniel Goen, Ezekiel Goen and William Goen” appeared in the 1800 tax list of Jefferson County, enumerated in Capt. McDonald’s Company. Each was recorded as “one white poll.” In addition Ezekiel Goen was assessed taxes on 100 acres of land. They appeared on the tax rolls of Jefferson County, according to “Jefferson County, Tennessee Tax Roll.”

Daniel Goans established his family on the north side of the Nolichucky River above the mouth of Long Creek. “Daniel Goin” died there in 1810. “Susannah Goin, administratrix” prepared an inventory of his estate which was delivered to the Jefferson County Court September 6, 1810, according to “Jefferson County, Tennessee Will Book 1, 1792-1810.” It was received and recorded by County Clerk Joseph Hamilton September 10, 1810.

On October 9, 1816, “Susannah Goin” wrote her own will. In it she mentioned “son, Shadrach Goin” and “daughter, Fanny Evins.” Witnesses were Shadrach Inman, John Inman and John Inman, Jr. The will was presented for probate in the December session, 1816 to the Jefferson County Court, after her death.

Children born to Daniel Goans and Susannah Inman Goans, according to a letter written February 15, 1994 by Ib Jensen of San Antonio, Texas, include:

Daniel Goans, Jr. born in 1774
Ezekiel Goans born about 1776
William Goans born about 1779
Hannah Goans born about 1782
Sarah Goans born about 1785
Fanny Goans born about 1788
Shadrach Goans born in 1790
Meschack Goans born about 1793
Abednego Goans born about 1797

Donna Gowin Johnston, Foundation member of Casper, Wyoming, wrote in 1993 that “Daniel Gowin had a grandson, Drury Goin, who was born out of wedlock to Fanny Goin.”

Daniel Goans, Jr. son of Daniel Goans and Susannah Inman Goans, was born in 1774 in Burke County, North Carolina. He was married June 27, 1794 to Martha Priscilla Jarnigan, according to the research of Sam Kenneth Goans, a descendant and Foundation Editorial Board Member of Knoxville. She was born January 26, 1776 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia to Thomas Jarnigan and Mary Witt Jarnigan.

The Jarnigan family had removed to Tennessee contemp-oraneously with the Goans and had also settled on the Nolichucky where they erected a large gristmill at Mount Har-mony, Tennessee. Historian L. L. Powers records that “while Thomas Jarnigan owned several slaves, he was seeking some-one to run the gristmill and placed young Daniel Goans, Jr. in charge.”

Jarnigan died intestate in 1802, and his estate was divided among his children with Priscilla receiving 338 acres on Richland Creek in adjoining Grainger County as her share of the real estate. Her share of the distribution of his personal property was valued at $639. It included a “negro boy named Henry” and a “whiskey still.” Since rye whiskey was declared an official medium of exchange in early-day Tennessee valued at “2s. 6d. per gallon,” a still was a valuable piece of property.

The couple removed to her inheritance on Richland Creek about 1802, along with her brother Jeremiah Jarnigan. Her brothers Noah Jarnigan and Chesley Jarnigan had preceded them to the new location.

“Daniel Goan white male, 50-60” was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Grainger County, page 398. He was shown as illiterate. The family was composed of eight members:

“Goan, Daniel white male 50-60
white female 40-50
white male 15-20
white female 15-20
white male 10-15
white male 10-15
white male 10-15
white male 5-10”

He reappeared as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Grainger County. Martha Priscilla Jarnigan Goans died sometime prior to the enumeration, and he was remarried shortly afterward to Jane Frazier Dyer, according to the research of Willis T. Finley, Foundation Member of Longview, Texas.

According to Sam K. Goans, “Daniel Goans, Jr. through curtsy rights had only a life estate in his wife’s property, along with a child’s share when it was sold. When he decided to remarry he apparently relinquished his life estate to his children and sold his share to his son Hamilton B. Goans. All of the property was ultimately acquired by Jeremiah Jarnigan.”

“Daniel Goins” was recorded as head of a household in the 1850 census of Grainger County, Household 936-126:

“Goins, Daniel 70, born in NC, illiterate
Jane 43, born in TN
Calvin 16
Alsy E. 7
David 6
Juliat A. C. 5
Abner B. F. 2
Lucy A. 5/12
Dyer, Eliza 22”

Eliza Dyer is regarded as the step-daughter of Daniel Goans, Jr. Calvin Goans may also have been a step-son of Daniel Goans, Jr. In 1860 Daniel Goans, Jr. was shown at age 86. He died in Grainger County in 1866 and was buried in the Jarnigan Cemetery at Poss, Tennessee.

Twelve children were born to Daniel Goans, Jr. and Martha Priscilla Jarnigan Goans, including:

Mary Goans born about 1798
Nancy Goans born about 1800
Jeremiah Riley Goans born about 1803
Martha Goans born about 1805
Samuel C. Goans born about 1808
Pryor L. Goans born about 1809
William Goans born about 1814
Luke L. Goans born about 1815
James R. Goans born about 1817
Hamilton B. Goans born about 1819
John M. Goans born about 1820

Six additional children were reported to Daniel Goans, Jr. and Jane Frazier Dyer Goans:

Calvin Goans born about 1833
Alsy E. Goans born about 1843
David Goans born about 1844
Juliat A. C. Goans born about 1845
Abner B. F. Goans born about 1848
Lucy A. Goans born about 1850

Mary Goans, daughter of Daniel Goans, Jr. and Martha Priscilla Jarnigan Goans, was born about 1798. She was married August 23, 1817 to Drury Goans, believed to be a cousin. “Drury Gowen” was the bondsman for the marriage of “Nancy Gowen,” his sister-in-law to James M. Randolph November 22, 1829 in Grainger County. Drury Goans removed from Grainger County to Knox County.

Drury Goans and Mary Goans Goans were enumerated in the 1850 census of Knox County, Household 379-241:

“Goans, Drury 57, born in TN
Mary 52, born in TN
Martha 22, born in TN
Samuel C. 19, born in TN
Priscilla 16, born in TN
Manerva A. 15, born in TN
Rufus 13, born in TN
Mary A. 11, born in TN
Pleasant 9, born in TN”

Nancy Goans, daughter of Daniel Goans, Jr. and Martha Priscilla Jarnigan Goans, was born about 1800. “Nancy Gowen” was married November 22, 1829 to James M. Randolph. Among their descendants were the founders of the Stokely-Van Camp food empire.

Jeremiah Riley Goans, son of Daniel Goans, Jr. and Martha Priscilla Jarnigan Goans, was born about 1803 in Grainger County. He was married February 28, 1829 to Lavenia Renfro. Children born to Jeremiah Riley Goans and Lavenia Renfro Goans are unknown.

Martha Goans, daughter of Daniel Goans, Jr. and Martha Priscilla Jarnigan Goans, was born about 1805. She was married January 31, 1825 to Henry Weisnor. They removed to Overton County, Tennessee.

Samuel C. Goans, son of Daniel Goans, Jr. and Martha Priscilla Jarnigan Goans, was born about 1808. He was married to Mahala Jarnigan November 11, 1842.

Samuel C. Goans and Mahala Jarnigan Goans were enumerated in the 1850 census of Grainger County, Eighth Civil District, Household No. 860-893 as:

“Goins, Samuel C. 42, born in TN,farmer
Mahala 29, born in TN
William P. 5, born in TN
Mary E. 4, born in TN
Joseph 2, born in TN”

Pryor L. Goans, son of Daniel Goans, Jr. and Martha Priscilla Jarnigan Goans, was born about 1809 in Grainger County. He was married March 2, 1831 to Martha Moore. Pryor L. Goans and Martha Moore Goans removed to Hamilton County, Tennessee.

William Goans, son of Daniel Goans, Jr. and Martha Priscilla Jarnigan Goans, was born about 1814 in Grainger County. He was married to Carolyn Wade May 7, 1840. William Goans and Carolyn Wade Goans removed to Anderson County, Tennessee.

They were enumerated in the 1850 census of Anderson County, Household 355-50:

“Goans, William 36, born in TN
Caroline 30, born in TN
James D. 9, born in TN
Eliza J. 7, born in TN
Masy M. E. 4, born in TN
Matilda Ann 1, born in TN”

Later the family removed to Knox County.

Luke L. Goans, son of Daniel Goans, Jr. and Martha Priscilla Jarnigan Goans, was born about 1815 in Grainger County.

James R. Goans, son of Daniel Goans, Jr. and Martha Priscilla Jarnigan Goans, was born about 1817 in Grainger County. He was married about 1839, wife’s name Martha. James R. Goans and Martha Goans are believed to have been enumerated in the 1850 census of Grainger County, District 12, Household 1147-1090:

“Goins, James P. 33, born in TN, farmer
Martha 28, born in TN
Preston F. 9, born in TN
Mary 6, born in TN
James C. 5, born in TN
John K. 2, born in TN”

Hamilton B. Goans, son of Daniel Goans, Jr. and Martha Priscilla Jarnigan Goans, was born about 1819 in Grainger County. He was married November 29, 1838 to Susannah Inman. Hamilton B. Goans and Susannah Inman Goans removed to Anderson County and were enumerated in the 1850 census, Household 360-51:

“Goans, Hambleton 32, born in TN
Susan 34, born in TN
Abram [twin] 11, born in TN
Felix [twin] 11, born in TN
Lavaney 10, born in TN
Elizabeth 8, born in TN
Arin 6, born in TN
Mary 3, born in TN”

Children born to Hamilton B. Goans and Susannah Inman Goans include:

Abram Goans born about 1839
Felix Goans born about 1839
Lavinia Goans born about 1840
Elizabeth Goans born about 1842
Arin Goans born about 1844
Mary Goans born about 1847

Lavinia Goans, daughter of Hamilton B. Goans and Susannah Inman Goans, was born about 1840 in Claiborne County. She was married about 1848, husband’s name Edwards. Lavinia Goans Edwards wrote a letter dated March 30, 1906 to her granddaughter, Dorothy Reilly. In the letter she stated that she was also a great-granddaughter of Shadrack Inman who was a brother to Susannah Inman Goans and Abednego Inman, according to I. B. Jensen.

John M. Goans, son of Daniel Goans, Jr. and Martha Priscilla Jarnigan Goans, was born about 1820 in Grainger County. He was married about 1840, wife’s name Martha. They were enumerated in the 1850 census of adjoining Jefferson County, Household 470-722:

“Goan, John M. 30, born in TN
Martha 28, born in TN
James A. 9, born in TN
Daniel 7, born in TN
Mariah E. 6, born in TN
William R. 4, born in TN
Sarah Ann 2, born in TN”

Shadrach Goans, son of Daniel Goans and Susannah Inman Goans, was born about 1790 in Jefferson County. He was married January 31, 1809 to Sythey Inman, according to Jefferson County marriage records as transcribed in “Ansearching News,” Vol. 29.

“Sytha Goins” in 1822 was a member of the Presbyterian church in Jefferson County. “Shadrach Goins” was a member of the Presbyterian church in Jefferson County in 1827, according to “Nineteenth Century Tennessee Church Records” by Byron Sistler. Four of his children were baptized February 2, 1828. The four were “Anne Shelton Goins, Daniel Hardin Goins, Jane McKinney Goins and John Inman Goins.”

Shadrach Goan, a farmer, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Jefferson County, page 346, listed as:

“Goan, Shadrach white male 30-40
white female 30-40
white female 20-30
white female 20-30
white male 15-20
white male 10-15
white female 10-15
white female 5-10
white female 0-5
white female 0-5”

In 1850, “Shadrach Goan” was recorded as the head of Household 475-723 in the 1850 census of Jefferson County:

“Goan, Shadrach 60, born in TN
Scytha 56, born in TN
John 26
Shadrach 22
Scytha 20
Frances 18

Sythey Goans wrote her will

“Last Will and Testament of Sytha Goan, Dcsd.
State of Tennessee
Jefferson County

“I Sytha Goan, do make and publish this as my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me at any time made.

First: I desire my body to be decently interred in a manner suitable to my capacity in life by the side of my Dec’d Husband.

Second: I direct that my funeral expenses and all my just debt be paid as soon after my death as possible, out of any money that I may die possessed of or may first come into the hands of my Executors.

Third: I give and bequeath to my Daughter, Jane, wife of Valentine Ervin my 3 year old red and white heifer.”

Children born to Shadrack Goans and Sythey Inman Goans include:

Anne Shelton Goans born about 1811
Daniel Hardin Goans born about 1813
Jane McKinney Goans born about 1815
John Inman Goans born about 1824
Shadrach W. Goan born August 22, 1828
Scytha Goans born about 1830
Frances Goans born about 1832

Daniel Hardin Goans, son of Shadrack Goans and Sythey Inman Goans, was born about 1813 in Jefferson County. “Daniel H. Goan,” a farmer, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Jefferson County, page 343:

“Goan, Daniel H. white male 20-30
white female 20-30
white female 0-5
white female 0-5”

“Daniel Goan” was recorded as the head of Household 474-723 in the 1850 census of Jefferson County:

“Goan, Daniel 37, born in TN
Elizabeth 34, born in TN
Mary Ann 12
Sara J. 10
Orville R. 7
Scytha 6”

Orville Goan was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Jefferson County, Enumeration District 174, page 31, Civil District 12. The household was recorded as:

“Goan, Orville 38, born in TN
Mary E. 29, born in TN
Dora 5, born in TN
David 1, born in TN
Florence 3/12, born in TN
Holloway, Mary 68, born in TN, mother-in-law”

Apparently Orville Goan was married to Mary E. Holloway about 1873.

Shadrach W. Goan, son of Shadrach Goans and Sythia Inman Goans, was born August 22, 1828, according to the research of Bonnie Dean Goan Good, a great-granddaughter of Independence, Missouri. He was married about 1850 to Jane Carden, probably in Jefferson County.

Children born to Shadrach W. Goan and Jane Carden Goan include:

Daniel William Goan born August 20, 1852

Daniel William Goan, son of Shadrach W. Goan and Jane Carden Goan, was born August 20, 1852 in Jefferson County. He removed to Ray County, Missouri and was married there to Elizabeth Clementine Weiss September 20, 1882. She was the daughter of William Wiley Weiss and Nancy Emaline Tribble Weiss of Ray County.

Daniel William Goan died there 20 years later May 22, 1902 and was buried in Sunshine Community Cemetery with a Woodmen of the World tombstone. Elizabeth Clementine Weiss Goan survived until February 14, 1923. She died in Wellington, Missouri and was buried in the City Cemetery there.

Children born to Daniel William Goan and Elizabeth Clementine Weiss Goan include:

William Shadrach Goan born August 2, 1884

William Shadrach Goan, son of Daniel William Goan and Elizabeth Clementine Weise Goan, was born August 2, 1884 in the Sunshine Bottoms community of Ray County. He was married December 7, 1936, at age 52, to Leona Ellen Hufford at Wellington, Missouri in Lafayette County. She was born October 20, 1914 to Samuel Francis Hufford and Winnie Hendrix Hufford in Wellington.

William Shadrach Goan died July 13, 1942 and was buried at Wellington in the City Cemetery. Leona Ellen Hufford Goan died 40 years later, April 17, 1982 and was buried beside her husband.

Children born to William Shadrach Goan and Leona Elloen Hufford Goan include:

Bonnie Dean Goan born June 9, 1937

Bonnie Dean Goan, daughter of William Shadrach Goan and Leona Ellen Hufford Goan, was born June 9, 1937 in Wellington. She was married April 30, 1955 to Clarence B. Good at Harrisonville, Missouri in Cass County. In January 1993 they continued at Wellington where she, a member of Gowen Research Foundation, was active in Goan family research.
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Samuel Goin was listed as the head of a household in the 1800 census of Burke County, page 751.
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Daniel Goin was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Burke County, Enumeration District 44, page 5, Upper Fork Township enumerated as:

“Goin, Daniel 35, born in NC
Margaret 27, bon in NC
Nancy 2, born in NC”
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Henry Goin was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Burke County, Enumeration District 44, page 4, Upper Fork Township enumerated as:

“Goin, Henry 35, born in NC
Elizabeth 45, born in NC, wife
Mary 13, born in NC
J. Alexander 11, born in NC
William 9, born in NC
Rosanna 8, born in NC”
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James Going, “a foundling child about 5 or 6 years old and not having parent or friend known to the court to take care of it” was bound to Joseph Dobson to become a shoemaker, by the Burke County Probate Court in April 1804, according to the Burke County Will Book, page 469.

Descendant Researchers:

Delores Dickson, 47 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT, 84150,
[Argentina Pouch]
Willis T. Finley, 307 Fairview, Longview, TX, 75604, 903/759-0415
Samuel Kenneth Goans, Jr. 5516 Seesaw Road, Nashville, TN, 37211,
901/824-2288
Bonnie Goan Good, Box 331, Wellington, MO, 64097, 816/934-2503
Ib Jenson, San Antonio, TX,

BUTE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

Bute County was organized in 1765 and discontinued in 1779.

CABARRUS COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

Eliza A. Going was married to John Crump December 1, 1866 in Cabarrus County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 1052, bondsman, Henry [X] Phifer , witness J. O. Wallace, Bond No. 7629.
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Emma Gowan, who was born at Kannapolis, North Carolina, was married to John Henry Gorman. Children born to the couple include Carson Gorman, Catherine Gorman who married Robert Hayes, Dorothy Gorman, Emma Gorman, and Gracie Gorman.

CALDWELL COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

Oscar F. Goins was married about 1934 to Nancy Chandler who was born November 18, 1915. Nancy Chandler Goins died March 12, 1994 in Caldwell County.

Children born to them include:

Alma Goins born about 1939

Alma Goins, daughter of Oscar F. Goins and Nancy Chandler Goins, was born about 1939. She was married about 1959 to Danny Starnes. A daughter Karen Starnes was born to them.

CASWELL COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

John Goin was married November 24, 1795 to Betsey Hickman, according to “Caswell County, North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1850.” The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 1108, bondsman Burbage Going, witness William Rainey, Bond No. 15498. Children born to John Goin and Betsey Hickman Goin are unknown.
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Alsey Going was married to William Tulloh January 3, 1809, according to “Caswell County, North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1850,” record 1312, bondsman John [X] Going, witness Ald Murphey, Bond No. 18687. Nothing more is known of William Tulloh and Alsey Going Tulloh.
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Goodrich Going was married to Betsey Matthews September 6, 1791, according to “Caswell County, North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1850.” The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01108, bondsman Allen Going, H. Haralson, Deputy Clerk, bond 000015499. Of Goodrich Going and Betsey Matthews Going nothing more is known.
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Healy (Heaty?) Going was married July 19, 1803 to William Pryor, according to “Caswell County, North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1850.” The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 1245, bondsmen Jesse Going and Nathaniel Pass, witness, H. Haralson, Bond No. 7625.
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Jesse Going was married to Seeley Bairding June 9, 1784, according to “Caswell County, North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1850,” record 1108, bondsman John Going, witness Ald Murphey, Court Clerk, Bond No. 15501. Of Jesse Going and Seeley Bairding Going nothing more is known.
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Jesse Going was married to Polly Draper November 12, 1807, according to “Caswell County, North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1850.” Vincent Going was bondsman, and Ald Murphy was a witness. Children born to Jesse Going and Polly Draper Going are unknown.
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John Going was married to Betsey Hickman in 1795, according to the research of G. C. Waldrep III, Ph.D. of Milton, North Carolina. Children born to John Going and Betsey Hickman Going are unknown.
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Lithe Going was married November 10, 1783 to David Loughlin, according to “Caswell County, North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1850.” They were married November 18, 1783 according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01179, bondsman Jesse “Made his Mark” Going, witness Ald Murphey, bond 16605. Nothing more is known of David Loughlin and Lithe Going Loughlin.
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Rhoda Going was married to George Stephens July 20, 1806, according to “Caswell County, North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1850.”
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Sally Going was married to Richard Chapman June 21, 1806, according to “Caswell County, North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1850.”
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Alexander Gowin was listed in the 1777 tax roll of Caswell County, Richmond District.
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Richard Gowin was married July 4, 1807 to Polly Bennett, according to “Caswell County, North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1850,” record 01110, bondsman James Rainey, witness Ald Murphey, Court Clerk, bond 000015536. Children born to Richard Gowin and Polly Bennett Gowin are unknown.
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John Gowing was married February 15, 1828 to Margaret Stacy, according to “Caswell County, North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1850.” Of John Gowing and Margaret Stacy Gowing nothing more is known
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Vincent Gowing was married to Nancy Reed December 30, 1806, according to “Caswell County, North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1850,” Record No. 1110, bondsman Burch Swan, witness Alex Murphey, Deputy Clerk, Bond No. 15537. Children born to Vincent Gowing, Nancy Reed Gowing and Margaret Stacy Gowing are unknown.
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Allen Going was the bondsman for the marriage of Ezekiel Mathews to Sarah Cumbo May 7, 1793, according to “Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1778-1868” by Katherine Kerr Kendall. In December of that year he was a purchaser at the estate sale of Edmund Hendley in Person County.

“Allen Gowin” paid tax on one white poll in the 1794 tax list of Person County, St. Lawrence District.

“Allen Gowen” was on the 1805 tax list of Person County in Capt. Penicks Company.
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Alsey Going was married January 3, 1809 to William Tulloh, according to “Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1778-1868.” John Going was the bondsman.
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Edward Goins appeared in the 1784 tax of Caswell County, St. Luke’s District as the owner of 100 acres on Hico Creek. In 1791 this district was in Person County when the new county was created.

“Edward Goine & wife, “blacks” were enumerated about 1787 in Caswell County.

“Ed. Goins” paid tax on “two white polls” and 245 3/4 acres of land according to the 1794 tax list of Person County. “Edward Goins” was a taxpayer in 1795 in Person County.
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“Gutrich Going” appeared in the 1784 tax list of Caswell County, St. Lawrence District as the owner of 175 acres on Cane Creek.

Gutridge Going, free colored, was listed in the 1786 census of Hillsborough District, Caswell County, St. Lawrence District, page 83 as the head of a household . Since the household was free colored, no enumeration was made of the individuals in the family.

“Goodrich Going” was married to Betsey Matthews in Caswell County September 6, 1791, according to “Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1778-1868” by Katherine Kerr Kendall . Allen Going was bondsman for the marriage of Gutridge Going and Betsey Matthews Going, posting Bond No. 1549. H. Harralson was a witness.

When Person County was carved from Caswell County in 1791 Gutridge Going found himself in the new county. He was listed in the 1793 tax list, the earliest one, of Pearson County as the owner of 300 acres of land. He paid tax on one poll, according to the St. Lawrence District list, page 93.

“Guthridge Gowin” paid tax on 213 acres in St. Luke’s District, according to the 1794 tax list of Person County. “Guttridge Goen” reappeared on the 1795 tax list of the county.
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“Jesse Gowin” was listed on the 1777 tax roll of Caswell County in Caswell District.

Haley Going was married July 28, 1806 to William Pryor, according to “Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1778-1868.” Jesse Going was bondsman.

Jesse Going was married to Seeley Bairding [Bearden?] June 9, 1784, according to “Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1778-1868.” John Going was bondsman for the marriage of Jesse Going and Seeley Bairding Going, posting Bond No. 15501. Ald Murphy was a witness. Another entry in the volume reverses the positions of the groom and the bondsman. It shows that John Going was the groom and Jesse Going the bondsman.

Jesse Going was the bondsman for the marriage of Betsy Gilaspy to Roger Warf January 5, 1802, according to the same volume.

Jesse Going was married to Polly Draper November 12, 1807, according to the same volume and “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 1108, Bond No. 15500. Vincent Going was bondsman for Jesse Going and Polly Draper Going.
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John Gowin was named executor of the will of John Mann October 30, 1792, according to the will records of Person County.
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John Goin was married November 24, 1795 to Betsey Hick­man, according to “Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1778-1868.” Allen Going was bondsman for the marriage of John Goin and Betsey Hickman Goin. Another record shows Burbage Going as bondsman and William Raney as witness. The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” Bond No. 15498. Nothing more is known of John Goin and Betsey Hickman Harris.

“John Going” appeared as the head of a household in the 1810 census of Caswell County, page 477.
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John Goin, “orphan, now age of 11 years,” was bound to Charles Willson in 1827, according to “Caswell County, North Carolina Will Books 1814-1843” by Katherine Kerr Kendall and Mary Frances Kerr Donaldson.

On October 14, 1827, John Goin, “child of color, age 15” was bound to Charles Willson.
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Judrick Going was listed as a taxpayer in Caswell County in 1784, according to “North Carolina Taxpayers” by Clarence E. Ratcliff.
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Lithe Going was married November 18, 1873 to David Louchlin, according to “Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1778-1868.” Jesse Going was bondsman.
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“Michile Gowine & wife & sons, Michele & David; daughter, Elizabeth & William Wilson, blacks” were enumerated about 1787 in Caswell County.
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Patsey Going was married December 3, 1790 to Patrick Ma­son, according to “Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1778-1868.” Zachary Hill was the bondsman. The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 1194, witness H. Haralson, Bond No. 16836.
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Richard Gowing was listed as “insolvent” in 1804, according to “Caswell County Will Books 1777-1814” by Katherine Kerr Kendall and Mary Frances Kerr Donaldson.

“Richard Gowin” was married July 4, 1807 to Polly Bennett, according to “Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1778-1868.” James Rainey was bondsman for the marriage of Richard Gowin and Polly Bennett Gowin.
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Rhoda Going was married July 28, 1806 to George Stephens July 28, 1806, according to “Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1778-1868.” Joseph Flippa was bondsman. The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 1294, Bond No. 18402. Nothing more is known of George Stephens and Rhoda Going Stephens.
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Sally Going was married June 21, 1806 to Richard Chapman, according to “Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1778-1868.” James Vaughn was the bondsman. The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 1050, bondsman James Vaughan, witness Ald. Murphey, bond 14583.
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“Sythe Gowin & Daniel Gowin” appeared as taxpayers on the 1777 tax roll of Caswell County, Richmond District. Their assessment of £14, 6 shillings, 8 pence included two tithables.

Sythe Going owned 400 acres of land in Pittsylvania County, Virginia in 1782, according to Jack Harold Goins.
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Thomas Goins was listed as “insolvent” in 1804, according to “Caswell County, North Carolina Will Books 1777-1814.”

CATAWBA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

Spurgeon I. Goins, who was born in 1913 at Brookford, North Carolina, was inducted into the U. S. Army during World War II in San Francisco, California. His discharge, recorded in Ector County, Texas, showed him to be married and a taxi driver.

CHATHAM COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

Rebecca Goin was married to William Dungil October 4, 1837, according to “Chatham County, North Carolina Marriages, 1772-1850.” The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01009, bondsman John Dungil, witness N. A. Stedman, bond 000019954. Nothing more is known of William Dungil and Rebecca Goin Dungil.
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Lucy Goins (also “Goings”) was married October 22, 1867 to Epraim Nixon, according to “Marriages of Chatham County, North Carolina,” by Brent H. Holcomb, record 2007, witness R. C. Cotton, Bond No. 21099. The marriage was performed by S. R. Perry, J.P.
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William Goins was born between 1810 and 1820. He, a farmer appeared as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Chatham County, page 186:

“Goins, William white male 20-30
white female 20-30
white male 0-5
white female 0-5”
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Leroy J. Gowins was born in Chatham County about 1919. He died at age 78, October 31, 1997 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Durham, North Carolina. His obituary appeared in the “Greensboro News & Record” in its edition of November 3, 1997.

“His funeral will be at Evans Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church. Mr. Gowins was a native of Chatham County and a member of Evans Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church. He was a World War II veteran. Survivors include wife, Jessie Lee Gowins; sons, Phillip Gowins of Chatham County and Freddy Joe Gowins of Greensboro; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Batts-Gowins. There are seven brothers and seven sisters [unnamed]; three grandchildren, Jonelle, Jessica and Alex; one great-grandchild, Eric, all of Chatham County.”

CHEROKEE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

James R. Goins was married about 1875 to Mrs. Leoni “Nao-mi” Hampton Loudermilk. She was born in 1844 to George Washington Hampton and Mary Ann Blythe Hampton of Brassville, North Carolina, according to Arlene Hampton.

Children born to James R. Goins and Leoni “Naomi” Hamp-ton Loundermilk Goins include:

Albert Goins born about 1877
Thomas Goins born about 1879
Mattie Goins born about 1882
Marshall H. Goins born about 1886
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John Goins, alias John Welch, was identified in 1908 as the father of Ruby Bird in a statement given by Jinnie Axe, a full-blood Cherokee:.

“Miller Application # 8402-Jinnie Axe and 1 grandchild, Tomotla, North Carolina, Admitted

Applicant’s father is enrolled by Chapman # 829. Applicant’s mother is enrolled by Chapman # 1520. Through interperter Ross Smith:

“I am 52 years of age. Both of my parents were full blood. My father is dead, but my mother is yet living. My father died in Polk County, Tennessee when we left there, and that was about 30 years ago. I was born in Polk County. My father was born in Jackson County, North Carolina, Aqualla settlement.

Te-kah-se-ne-kih, was father’s Indian name. My name was Sah-ke-nih or Sah-kin-no. My mother’s English name was Sallie Catt. My mother is real old, but I don’t know how old. She lives in this county. My brother’s wife is Sallie Catt. I had a brother named John, but he is dead. My brother’s wife was named Wa-kin-nih.

My oldest sister was An-nih or Annie. I had a brother called Dau-ne-ta. My father’s father was Wa-sih or We-seh. My grandmother’s name was Ah-wa-ne-kih or Ah-wa-na-skih. I don’t know whether my grandpar-ents were living at the time of the Civil War. I was just a little girl. Cau-he-nie was my mother’s mother. My father was Su-saw-la. I don’t know if he got any mon-ey from the government. The older ones got land, but I was born since that time. My father was not married more than once.

I am a full blood Cherokee. My husband is dead, and his name was John Davis Axe. The Indian is John Def-se. He was a full blooded Cherokee. When my father died he was something like 80 years, and that was about 30 years ago. All I know is that my father spent his life around Ducktown until he died. My English name is Jane Catt. My Indian name was Chin-nih. [Hester 928]

My father had a sister by the name of Wa-leh-a–English name Betsey. Wa-leh-a married Jacob Bird. His Indian name was See-quah-neek. I have a full sister by the name of Na-ca [?] and she is about one year older than I am. I have a sister by the name of Stacy Taylor. Johnson Catt is my full brother.

I have a daughter by the name of Polly Bird. Her father was John Goins–his right name was John Welch. Polly Bird has a daughter by the name of Margaret Catt, who I am raising. Polly Bird is about 22 years old.”

Jinnie Axe,
Murphy, N. C.
July 15, 1908.
Roll P5 #104”
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Leroy Goins was married about 1842 to Rebecca Cline who was born 1823. Her sister, Lethia Cline was born in 1821 to Mrs. Sarah Cline, their mother. Mrs. Sarah Cline was remarried about 1835 to widower John Bailus Standridge of Cherokee County. Lethia Cline was married to Elisha Roberts in the fall of 1840.
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John Gowins was married to Jane Gowins November 11, 1862, according to “Chatham County, North Carolina Marriages, 1772-1850.” The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 2004, witness William F. Foushee, Bond No. 20826. The marriage was performed by A. McIntyre, J.P. Children born to John Gowins and Jane Gowins Gowins are unknown.
CHOWAN PRECINCT, NORTH CAROLINA

No Gowens [or spelling variations] were listed in “Chowan County, North Carolina Deed Book W #1” by Margaret M. Hoffman.
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Joseph Gowen “alias Smith” of Chowan Precinct was indicted August 2, 1725 for larceny. He was charged by Patrick Ogilby of Edenton, North Carolina in the theft of a pair of shoes, according to “Colonial Records of North Carolina,” Volume 2, page 591. The indictment read:

“William Little, Esq: Attorney General comes to prosecute the Bill of Indictment found by the Grand Jury against Joseph Gowen, alias Smith of Chowan Precinct, Mariner for Larceny in these words, viz:

The Jurors of Our Sovereign Lord the King on their Oath doe present that Joseph Gowen alias Smith, not having the fear of God before his Eyes, but moved by the instigation of the Devill in the precinct of Chowan aforesaid on or about the seventeenth day of this instant July in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred & twenty-five by force and armes did fradulently and feloniously Steal, take, and carry away from the house of Patrick Ogilby of Edenton of the Precinct of Chowan aforesayd one payr of shoes of the value of eleven pence against the peace of Our Sovereign Lord the King that now is his Crown and dignity etc.

Upon which Indictment the said Joseph Gowen alias Smith was arraigned and upon his arraignment pleaded [Not Guilty] and for tryall thereof put himself upon God and the Country and the said William Little on the behalf of our Lord the King likewise.

Whereupon the Marshall was commanded that he should cause to come twelve good and honest men etc…and there came viz: Capt, John Pettifer, Mr. Thomas Luton, Junr, John Harlee, Thos. Matthews, J. Pratt, Const. Luton, John Lewis, William Benbury, John Adderly, Thos. Stubbs, Edward Patchett and John Ward who being impannelled and sworn etc…do say upon their Oath, ‘Wee of the Jury find the Prisoner Guilty.’

Then the sayd Gowen alias Smith being asked if he had anything to say why sente4nce should not pass against him as the Law in that Case has provided and he offering nothing in avoydance thereof, It was then and there Considered and Adjudged that he should be carried to the publick Whipping post and there receive twenty-one lashes on his bare back well layd on & to remain in custody till fees are payd.”
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Barbara Gowen [Cowen?] was married June 3, 1790 to Denby Ward, according to “Chowan County, North Carolina Marriages,” page 164. Humphrey Ward and Joseph Blount were securities for the marriage.

CLEVELAND COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

David Goings of Orlando, Florida stated in a letter September 9, 1989 that he was a fifth-generation descendant of John Gowen of Cleveland County.
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Alfred Newton Goins was serving as a justice of the peace in Cleveland County when he took the acknowledgements of Ebenezer Newton, George Newton and Margaret Newton Goins regarding the Revolutionary service of their father, Capt. Benjamin Newton March 31, 1852:

“State of North Carolina
County of Cleveland

On this 31st day of March , 1852 personally appeared before the undersigned Justice of the Peace in an for said Cleveland County and the state of North Carolina George Newton, aged about 60 years, and Ebenezer Newton, aged about 21 years and Mrs. Margaret Goins, aged about [not enstated] all of whom are residents of said county and who on their oath make the following declaration in order to secure from the United States in the rite of their Mother Nancy Newton and the widow of the late Captain Benjamin an allowance of the amount of the pension that was originally allowed to their Mother in 1845, being only forty dollars a year under Act of Congress as of 4th July, 1836 which was allowed to their Mother in rite of their Father, the said Captain Benjamin Newton and affiants would further state—

That they always understood from their Father from the earliest recollection that he was in the services of the United States during the Revolutionary War, that he first entered the service as a Private in the early part of the war and served—-tours, that he was then promoted to an Ensign, and then was promoted to a Lieutenant, and from Lieutenant he was acting Captain and was acting in this capacity for considerable time.

That during all his services he had in Licoln County, North Carolina after he had acted as express rider, he was appointed or elected a Captain and raised a company, which company he continued to command for a six months tour,

That they always understood from their Father that he served as Captain the greater part of his time and was and was almost constantly kept in services for nearly the whole of a year Seventeen Hundred and Eighty-one, 1782, and 1783.

That he belonged to the Lincoln County Regiment and that he continued to serve until the close of the War in 1783 and therefore believe from what they always understood from that he served as least as much as two years as Captain besides the various tours he served as Private, Ensign, and Leutenant. Altho they cannot now give the particulars of his service, that they have often heard him say that during the time he was an express rider, he swam the rivers as many as fourteen times and affiants further state that previous to their Fathers death he was an applicant for a pension under the Act of June 1832 in which application they suppose contains in full an account of his service and to which they now refer.

They further declare that after the death of their Father, his widow, Nancy Newton applied for a pension in rite of her husband and in 1845 was allowed a pension of forty dollars and that after she had received said pension, she died in the County of Cleveland on the 12th day of May 1845.

That on the time of her death she was still a widow of their Father, the said Captain Benjamin Newton and that she left the following named children, to wit: Jane Queene, formally Jane Newton; Elizabeth McGlamery, Ebenezer Newton, Mary Newton, Margaret Goins, George Newton, Nancy Queen, Sinthia Lewis, all of whom are still living and who are the only surviving children of her, the said Nancy Newton, and that they terefore make this declaration to receive an increase of said pension from the original amount allowed their Mother in that year to the full pay of a Captain of Cavalry as they always understood that he commanded a light horse company.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this date above stated.

Alfred N. Goins J. P. Ebenezer [X] Newton
George [X] Newton Margaret [X] Goins

I, Alfred N. Goins, a Justice of the Peace in and for the County do hereby certify that I am well acquainted with Ebenezer Newton, George Newton and Mrs. Margaret Goins who have this day appeared and made oath to the above declaration before me, that they are persons of trust and veracity and that full faith and credit is due and ought to be given to these statements, and I further state that they are the children of Nancy Newton, the widow of Captain Benjamin Newton.”

Posey E. Downs, writing in “Capt. Benjamin Newton, William Downs and Other Lineages History” stated that Capt. Newton was born February 3, 1748 and was married January 24, 1775 in Orange County, North Carolina to Nancy McCall, daughter of John McCall. Nancy McCall was born January 22, 1760. Capt. Newton died February 20, 1835, and his wife died May 12, 1845. Both were buried in Clover Hill Methodist Church Cemetery.

Children born to them include:

James Newton born January 17, 1777
Elizabeth “Betsy” Newton born November 27, 1778
Ebenezer Newton born November 22, 1780
Patience “Patsy” Newton born September 4, 1783
Mary “Polly” Newton born July 2, 1785
John McCall Newton born October 4, 1787
Margaret ‘Peggey” Newton born October 19, 1789
Benjamin Newton, Jr. born September 28, 1791
George Newton born July 27, 1793
Nancy McCall Newton born September 22, 1795
Cinthy Newton born February 12, 179[8?]
Calvin Newton born September 4, 1801

Margaret “Peggey” Newton, daughter of Capt. Benjamin Newton and Nancy McCall Newton, was born October 19, 1789. “Pegay” Newton was married March 3, 1808 in Caswell County to “Robard Goans.” Robert Goins was identified by Posey E. Downs as the son of Alexander Goins [GOWENMS.096]. William Hunt, bondsman assisted in posting Bond No. 13354. Dad Hugh was a witness to the ceremony.

Children born to Robert Goins and Margaret “Peggey” Newton Goins include:

Patsey Goins born about 1810
Jane Goins born about 1813
Nancy Goins born about 1815
Alfred Newton Goins born about 1818

Patsey Goins, daughter of Robert Goins and Margaret “Peggey” Newton Goins, was born about 1810. She was married about 1828 to Charlie Queen. They removed to McDowell County, North Carolina.

Jane Goins, daughter of Robert Goins and Margaret “Peggey” Newton Goins, was born about 1813. She was married about 1831 to John Aiken, and they lived on the waters of Little Knob Creek in Cleveland County. No children were born to them.

Nancy Goins, daughter of Robert Goins and Margaret “Peggey” Newton Goins, was born about 1815. She was married about 1835 to Stephen White, “the son of Nathaniel White of Virginia,” according to Posey E. Downs.

Children born to them include:

Mary Elmina White born about 1836
Sarah M. White born about 1837
Fannie White born about 1838
Elixabeth “Betsy” White born about 1840
William White [Sgt.] born about 1841
Graham White [Sgt.] born about 1843
James White [Sgt.] born about 1845
Andrew S. White born about 1848
Alfred White born about 1851
Martha White born about 1855

Alfred Newton Goins, son of Robert Goins and Margaret “Peggey” Newton Goins, was born about 1818. He was married May 20, 1854 to Martha Jones, daughter of Dr. G. B. Jones. She was born in Cleveland County in 1839. Alfred Newton Goins was “a noted surveyor in his day, and it is thought that not many land deeds were made in his general community, without his having written them and done the surveying,” according to Posey E. Downs.

Alfred Newton Goins served in Co. E, 32nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment during the Civil War and was stationed at Salisbury North Carolina. Later he served as justice of the peace in Cleveland County. Alfred Newton Goins died in Cleveland County in 1901.

Children born to Alfred Newton Goins and Martha Jones Goins include:

Sim Goins born about 1856
Thomas Goins born August 26, 1857
John Goins born about 1859
Ella Goins born about 1861
Nancy Goins born about 1867
Mary Goins born about 1871

Sim Goins, son of Alfred Goins and Martha Jones Goins, was born about 1856. He was married about 1879 to Dovie Queen, daughter of Joe Queen and Margaret Vook Queen. Sim Goins was buried in Clover Hill Methodist Church Cemetery.

Thomas A. Goins, son of Alfred Newton Goins and Martha Jones Goins, was born August 26, 1857 at Shelby, North Carolina in Cleveland County, according to a descendant, Connie Sue Goins Ardrey of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma in a letter written June 4, 1997. He was married September 14, 1876 in Cleveland County to Roxanna Elizabeth Gantt, daughter of James A. Iley Gantt and Mary D. Ledford Gantt.

Thomas A. Goins removed to Missouri about 1885 and was employed as a miner in the Webb City and Joplin areas, according to the oral history of the family. He and his older sons were thus employed.

The family removed to Oklahoma in the late 1890s, probably during the land rush. They also lived in Sparks, Lincoln County, Oklahoma area. Roxanna Elizabeth Gantt died in Okfuskee County, Oklahoma April 17, 1910. Thomas A. Goins was remarried to a Bertha and then to Alice Sexton. He died in Oklahoma September 16, 1929. Both he and Roxanna Elizabeth Gantt Goins were buried in the White Dove Cemetery in Sparks, Oklahoma

Children born to Thomas A. Goins and Roxanna Elizabeth Gantt Goins include:

Esper Goins born about 1879
Asbury Goins born about 1881
Mary Alyce Goins born December 20, 1890
Amos Goins born July 20, 1893

Children born to Thomas A. Goins and Alice Sexton Goins include:

Marie Goins birthdate unknown
Marvin Goins born about 1914
Arvin Goins born about 1914

Esper Goins, son of Thomas A. Goins and Roxanna Elizabeth Gantt Goins, was born about 1879. It is believed that he was brought to Jasper County, Missouri by his parents. He worked in the lead mines there, according to family tradition.

Asbury Goins, son of Thomas A. Goins and Roxanna Elizabeth Gantt Goins, was born about 1881. He was brought to Jasper County, Missouri by his parents. He returned to Cleveland County on a visit about 1904.

Mary Alyce Goins, daughter of Thomas A. Goins and Roxanna Elizabeth Gantt Goins, was born December 20, 1890 at Joplin, Missouri, according to Connie Sue Goins Ardrey

Amos Goins, son of Thomas A. Goins and Roxanna Elizabeth Gantt Goins, was born July 20, 1893 in Webb City, Missouri, according to his obituary in the “Okmulgee Daily Times” of Okmulgee, Oklahoma in its edition of May 10, 1979:

He died in May 1979 at age 85 and was buried in Okmulgee Cemetery. He died at the Okmulgee Memorial Hospital. He came to Okfuskee, Oklahoma and was married to Hazel Southwick in 1912. He was a member of the First Christian Church. A son, Elmo Lee Goins preceded him in death in 1978. Survivors include his wife, Hazel Southwick Goins, of the home, 1509 East 10th, Okmulgee and three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Hazel Southwick Goins, died at age 98 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma April 30, 1992. She was born on April 8, 1894 at Blackwell, Oklahoma. She was a member of the First Christian Church. Survivors include: three granddaughters, Linda Goins Rains, Broken Arrow; Karen Goins Howard, Bartlesville; and Connie Goins Ardrey, Broken Arrow; and six great-grandchildren. She was buried May 4, 1992 in Okmulgee Cemetery.

Children born to Amos Goins and Hazel Southwick Goins include:

Elmo Lee Goins born December 13, 1913

Elmo Lee Goins, son of Amos Goins and Hazel Southwick Goins, was born December 13, 1913 in Okfuskee County, Oklahoma and reared in Morris, Oklahoma, according to his obituary in “Okmulgee Daily Times” in its edition of October 3, 1978.”

He died at age 64 October 1 in a Tulsa hospital. He was graduated from Morris High School. He later moved to Okmulgee and was retired from the furniture business and car sales. He was a member of the Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, Elsie Goins of the home at Rt. 2, Okmulgee, three daughters, Mrs. Karen Anne Howard, Mrs. Linda Kay Rains; Broken Arrow, and Mrs. Connie Sue Ardrey, Marsascola, Island of Malta, his parents Mr. and Mrs. Amos Goins, Okmulgee, and six grandchildren.

Children born to Elmo Lee Goins and Elsie Goins include:

Karen Anne Goins born about 1928
Linda Kay Goins born about 1930
Connie Sue Goins born about 1933

Marie Goins, daughter of Thomas A. Goins and Alice Sexton Goins, died an infant.

Marvin Goins, son of Thomas A. Goins and Alice Sexton Goins, was born about 1914. He may have moved to California and then to Nevada. He died in 1987 in Lovelock, Pershing, Nevada.

John Goins, son of Alfred Newton Goins and Martha Jones Goins, was born about 1861. He was married about 1884 to Margaret Hudson and removed to Rutheford County, North Carolina.

Children born to John Goins and Margaret Hudson Goins include:

George Goins born about 1886.

George Goins, son of John Goins and Margaret Goins, was born about 1886. He was married about 1910 to Manthie Newton, daughter of William Abraham Newton and Nancy Elizabeth Crotts Newton.

Ella Goins, daughter of Alfred Newton Goins and Martha Jones Goins, was born about 1861. She was married about 1880 to W. Pink White.

Children born to them include:

Elizabeth “Lizzie” White born about 1882
Charlie White born about 1883
Walter White born about 1885
Marvin White born about 1887
Lonie White born about 1890
Fannie White born about 1894

Nancy Goins, daughter of Alfred Newton Goins and Martha Jones Goins, was born about 1867. She was married to Joseph Walker about 1886. They made their home on her father’s farm.

Children born to them include:

Vangie Walker born about 1888
Fanny Walker born about 1889
Kenneth Walker born about 1890
Jesse Reton Walker born about 1892
Yates Walker born about 1895
Ezell Walker born about 1898
Norma Lee Walker born about 1902

Nancy McCall Newton, daughter of Capt. Benjamin Newton, was born September 22, 1795. She was married about 1814 to Daniel Goins, brother to Robert Goins who was married to her sister, according to “Ancestral Biography” written in 1906 by P. L. Newton. They were sons of Alexander Goins and Jane Booth Goins. After the death of Daniel Goins, Nancy McCall Newton Goins was remarried to John Queen.

Children born to Daniel Goins and Nancy McCall Newton Goins include:

John B. Goins born about 1816
Cynthia Goins born about 1820

John B. Goins, son of Daniel Goins and Nancy McCall Newton Goins, was born about 1816. He was a justice of the peace March 24, 1853 when he performed the wedding of William Proctor and Nancy Ledford.

Cynthia Goins, daughter of Daniel Goins and Nancy McCall Goins, was born about 1820. She was married about 1839 to John Queen.

Children born to them include:

Meredith Queen born about 1841
Laban Queen born about 1843
Joe Queen born about 1844
Nancy Queen born about 1846
Jean Queen born about 1849
George Queen born about 1851
Margaret Queen born about 1854
William Queen born about 1857
Sarah Queen born about 1861
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Alexander Goins was married to Jane Booth and they lived in Rutherford and Cleveland Counties, North Carolina. At least two sons were born to them—Robert Goins and Daniel Goins. They married sisters—Robert Goins was married to Margaret [Peggy] Newton in 1808 in Caswell County or Cleveland County, North Carolina. Daniel Goins married Nancy McCall Newton in 1814 in Cleveland County, North Carolina.

Two children were born to Daniel Goins and Nancy McCall Newton Goins.

Children born to Robert Goins and Margaret [Peggy] Newton Goins include Patsey Goins, Jane Goins, Nancy Goins and Alfred Newton Goins. They were all born circa 1810 to 1818.
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Mrs. Vernie Mae Lovelace Goins, 82 died April 25, 2003 at Cherryville, North Carolina, according to her obituary in theApril 26, 2003 edition of the “Shelby Star” of Shelby, North Carolina:

“Mrs. Vernie Mae Lovelace Goins, 82, of 111 Harrel-son Road, formerly of Crouse, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at Carolina Care Center. She was a native of Cleveland County, born March 10, 1921, the daughter of the late Miller and Myrtle Jane Weaver Lovelace. She was a homemaker and member of North Brook Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her hus-band, Everette Marion Goins. She is survived by one son, Wayne Goins of Salisbury; five daughters, Frances “Toots” Goins Jones of Statesville, Jean Goins Dellin-ger and Jewel Goins Schronce, both of Lincolnton, Dorothy “Dot” Goinis Russ of Shelby and Jeanette Goins Henley of Cherryville. The funeral will be Sun-day at 3 p.m. at North Brook Baptist Church with the Revs. W. Ray Pennell and Dr. Vine Hefner officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family is at the home of a daughter, Jeanette Goins Henley, 208 Tot Dellinger Road, Cherryville, and they will re-ceive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at Carpenter’s Funeral Home.”

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

Jeremiah “Jerry” Goins was a resident of Columbus County, about 1780, according to the research of Mary M. Browder Barr, a descendant of Florence, South Carolina.

“Jerry Goins came from Cumberland County, North Carolina,” according to the testimony of W. W. Goins, a descendant, in a court case tried in adjoining Robeson County, North Carolina in 1915.

Prior to his residence in North Carolina Jeremiah “Jerry” Goins lived in Virginia, according to an article in “The North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal,” Volume XX, No. 2, May 1994, page 82.

This manuscript traces several Chickasaw Indian traders who lived along the Roanoke River near Plumtree [Mush] Island, the Occoneechee Neck, and Quankey Creek. Using the names of “Licensed Indian traders,” a list of Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina traders was created. A partial list includes Robert Long, Charles Hicks, John Brown, William Gilchrist, Abraham Colson, James Anderson, William Kemp, James Moore, Richard Hyde, John Sims, William Williams, and John Pettygrew.

The Gowen family, in several spelling variations, were associ-ated with the Roanoke River for several generations as it me-andered across southwestern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina for 410 miles. Members of the family were found in each of the counties in the Roanoke River Basin. Included were Montgomery, Roanoke, Floyd, Patrick, Henry, Pittsyl-vania, Halifax, Mecklenburg and Brunswick Counties in Vir-ginia and Warren, Halifax, Northampton, Bertie and Washing-ton Counties in North Carolina before the river flowed into Albemarle Sound, past Roanoke Island and out into the Atlan-tic Ocean.

The Journal article includes:

“One of the first families to live at Sandy Bluff was the Tur-bevilles. North Carolina records show that between 1713 and 1726, the Turbevilles had lived on the Occoneechee Neck of the Morattuck [Roanoke] River [in present day Northampton County.] In May of 1726, William and Walter Turbeville moved to Plumbtree Island [now called Mush Island in Hali-fax County]. In addition to the Turbevilles and Colsons, many other families that had previously lived on the Roanoke River moved to Sandy Bluff. Among them were the Gibsons, Cha-vis [Chavers], Goins [Goings], and Sweets [Sweat].

According to Gregg, Gideon Gibson was one of the wealthiest men at Sandy Bluff. He was also a “Free Man of Color.” So were the Chavis, Goins and Sweat families. All four families were related by marriage. The Goins family had originally come from Virginia before migrating to North and South Car-olina. [Goins Island is located in Lake Gaston on the Roanoke River a few miles up river from Hyde Island and Plumbtree Island.] Chavis [Chavers], on the other hand, lived on the Quankey Creek, which is below Plumbtree Island.

Gideon Gibson had lived near the Occoneechee Neck adjacent to land owned by Arthur Kavanaugh, Ralph Mason, and Rich-ard Turbeville before buying land on Quankey Creek from Robert Long [Lang], a Chickasaw and Cherokee Indian trader. Long also owned land at Elk Marsh and Plumbtree Island. Long had received his land patents at Quankey Creek and Plumbtree Island on 1 March 1719/1720.

According to Gregg, Gideon’s brother, Jordan, went West with Daniel Boone. Benjamin Cutbirth [also known as Calvert/Col-bert] was also a member of Daniel Boone’s entourage. Robert Long and Gideon Gibson were not the only woodsmen who lived at Quankey Creek in North Carolina. Joseph Sims and James Moore also lived there. Like the Colsons and Turbe-villes of Plumbtree Island, these woodsmen traded with the Chickasaws. During the off-season they often rested at Sandy Bluff before returning to North Carolina.

In 1732, Joseph Sims and James Moore witnessed the selling of land between two men from Albermarle County, North Carolina, at Quankey Creek. A third witness was James Lo-gan. William Williams, a former owner mentioned in the above sale, had traded with the Chickasaw Nations since the early 1720s. Peter Jones had accompanied Joseph Colson, Robert Hicks, Major Mumford, and William Byrd II during the survey of “Eden.”

“On the south side of the James below the mountains the fron-tier at this time was represented by the Welsh settlement on the Mcherrin; Col.Byrd’s improvements on the Roanoke above Sandy Creek, including the three charming islands, Sapponi, Occoneechee and Totero; Maj. Mumford’s Quarter near-by; Col. Byrd’s Land of Eden on the Dan and Major Mayo’s Sur-vey adjoining; Richard and William Kennon’s grant on Cub Creek which supplied farmsteads for John Caldwell’s Pres-byterian Colony.

Three years later, on 24 June 1724, Joseph Calvert bought an additional 250 acres from John Gray “on Morratuck River and Plumbtree Island adjoining William Green, near Foltera Fort.” The lands bought by Colson/Calvert, and Turbeville on the north side of the Morratuck [Roanoke] River were near an In-dian path leading to the courthouse in Brunswick County, Vir-ginia, and to the plantation of Maj. Robert Mumford.

Further research revealed that the Turbevilles, Colsons, and Calverts worked for Major Robert Mumford of Brunswick County, Virginia, and with Thomas Whitmell. Major Mum-ford was a large land speculator and the descendant of an Indian trading family. The Mumfords had traded alongside men like Abraham Wood, Benjamin Harrison, Robert Bolling, William Byrd I, Peter Poythress and Robert Hicks since the late 1600s.

The Turbevilles learned of the Occoneechee Neck on the Roa-noke through their association with Arthur Kavanaugh and Maj. Robert Mumford. By 1712, both Kavanaugh and Mum-ford were large landowners in Virginia and North Carolina. Kavanaugh began selling his North Carolina patents in 1713 and Mumford acted as his attorney. Thomas Whitmell, the Indian trader, bought six hundred acres from Kavanaugh on the north side of the Morattuck River in 1715.

Before moving to North Carolina, the Turbevilles sold land they owned in Prince George County, Virginia, to Peter Mit-chell, an Indian trader and land speculator. Mitchell lived high on the Roa-noke River near the Caldwells and James Logan.] Anderson was also an Indian trader and land specu-lator who worked with Mumford. Prior to 1722, Anderson lived with his family on the Occoneechee Neck of the Roan-oke River. Before mov-ing to the Roanoke River and the Oc-coneechee, Anderson had lived in Prince George County, Virginia. Prince George County records reveal that in the 1740 “Rent Roll of all the Lands held in the County,” the fol-lowing names were listed: Jno. Anderson, Lewis Green, Peter Jones, Peter Mitchell, Hu-bert Gibson, Col. Bolling, Col. Har-rison, Arthur Kavanaugh, Francis Poythres, Sr, Dan’l Hickdon [Higdon], Col. Byrd, Rob’t. Hix, Robt. Munford, Rich’d. Tur-berfield, and Wm. Eppes.

In 1722, Maj. Mumford and John Anderson were the first in-dividuals to apply for a patent in present-day Mecklenburg County in Virginia. It was for “2811 acres in the fork of Cock’s [now Poplar] Creek” and the Roanoke River. When Richard Turbeville and his family moved to North Carolina, they lived on the Occoneechee with other Chickasaw traders and next to Anderson, Colson, Pace, Mason, Gibson, Lang [Long] and Thomas Whitmell.

On March 1, 1720, the Lords Proprietors of North Carolina issued patents to Plumbtree Island and on the south side of Plumbtree Swamp abutting the island. These patents went to Thomas Whitmell, William Green, John Cotton, John Geddes, William Reeves, Barnaby Milton, and Robert Lang [Long].”

Jeremiah “Jerry” Goins was married about 1788 to Edie Lucas, described as a Catawba Indian who could speak the language by Charles James McDonald Furman, a newspaper columnist. He wrote that Edie Lucas Goins’ father was an Indian who was killed during the Revolutionary War and her mother a white woman. Jeremiah “Jerry” Goins was described as a “cousin of Tom Burbage, a Baptist preacher over at Wasamasaw and Patsy Burbage who married a Dutchman. He was also related to the Stapletons, Locklears and Cripses.” Some descendants regard Jeremiah “Jerry” Goins, Jr. as a Lumbee.

Charles James McDonald Furman was described as an avid history enthusiast with a taste for ethnology and anthropology in a collection housed in the University of South Carolina, South Caroliniana Society Manuscripts Collections:

McDonald Furman papers

Charles James McDonald Furman [1863-1904], a great-grand-son of the Rev. Richard Furman, was an avid history enthusi-ast with a taste for ethnology and anthropology. Regarded as an eccentric by contemporary South Carolinians, he was held in high regard by the Smithsonian Institution Bureau of Ethno-logy and by bureau members Albert Gatschet and James A. Mooney. Furman’s research into the history and culture of South Carolina blacks and Indians fascinated these noted ethnologists.
Furman’s work is not easily accessible to the modern reader and researcher. He never published a book or even a lengthy article, and declared that his aim was “every now & then, to write short and pointed articles about some historical subject.” Most of his contributions appeared in the “Sumter Watch-man and Southron”, “The Columbia State,” and the “News & Courier.” Today they are scattered through microfilmed news-papers and archival collections of clippings.

Furman’s papers in the South Caroliniana Library are among its earliest and most interesting accessions. The four hundred twenty-four manuscripts include his diary from 1878 until 1903, and photostats and original drafts of a number of his articles. Two boxes of correspondence reflect his lifelong interest in all facets of South Carolina history and politics. They include letters such as those from William A. Courtenay and Edward McCrady concerning preservation and publication of the state’s colonial records and financial backing for Mc-Crady’s “History of the American Revolution.”

Scattered holdings of Furman material relating to his interests in blacks and Indians can also be found in the Smithsonian In-stitution’s National Anthropological Archives. They appear in the papers of ethnologists he corresponded with, notably those of Albert S. Gatschet.

The South Caroliniana Library has recently acquired one hun-dred thirty-three Furman letters and newspaper clippings relating to the Sumter County “Redbones” or “Old Issues.” These strange people fascinated him for many years and the new material includes both letters and articles he produced in his attempts to track down their history. The Redbones lived in Privateer Township not far from Furman’s home, Cornhill plantation, and as he explained to his newspaper audience, “They are a mixed race and have never been slaves. They are supposed to be descendants of Indians and negroes, but noth-ing is definitely known of their origin.”

“It seems the irony of fate,” he continued, “that we should have cyclopaedias giving accounts of races in which we are not interested, and with which we will never come in contact, when right here in our State we have a peculiar race about which comparatively little seems to be known, and yet it is a race which is worthy of ethnological research.”

The manuscripts record Furman’s investigations of common Redbone family names like Goins, Chavis, and Oxendine, and his correspondence with authorities on similar and possibly re-lated ethnic groups. Hamilton McMillan of Red Springs, N. C, sent material concerning the Croatan (Lumbee) Indians, and Dr. Swan Burnett [husband of the children’s writer Fran-ces Hodgson Burnett] sent an article from American Anthro-pologist dealing with the Melungeons of East Tennessee. One of Furman’s clippings recounted James Mooney’s theory of possible Portuguese ancestry for the Pamunkeys, Croatans, Melungeons, and other groups.

Some items are of outstanding historical value. On 27 May 1897, The State published Furman’s biographical sketch of Redbone patriarch James Edward Smiling, a Sumter County legislator in the radical General Assembly from 1868 to 1870. Information on Reconstruction figures like Smiling is often difficult to find.

On 17 May 1893, Bennettsville historian J.A.W. Thomas sent Furman four pages of detailed information on mixed breeds in Marlboro County. “Of course the people of `mixed breed,’ that we have among us in Marlborough,” Thomas wrote, “are not known as `Redbones,’ and not until recently have they been called `Croatans,’ a name which some of them are now adopt-ing. For generations they have claimed to have been of `Portu-gese’ extraction, while more commonly the white people have thought them Mulattoes.” Some families among them had rendered distinguished service during the Revolution and won the respect of the white people. “And the consequence has been,” Thomas explained, “that their complexion, their cir-cumstances and general characteristics wonderfully improved, until now they are scarcely recognized as having `mixed blood’ in their veins.”

Often, however, Furman’s search for information on mixed breed families yielded evidence of criminal activity. His news-paper clippings contained frequent references to murders and lynchings, and sometimes they related bizarre prosecutions under the miscegenation laws of the Jim Crow era.

The Bureau of Ethnology told Furman that if he would write his research as a monograph and supply photographs of the Sumter County Redbones, the bureau would solicit the publi-cation money to print it. But when Furman died in 1904, his best printed summary of his findings was a 27 May 1896 art-icle in the “Sumter Watchman and Southron” titled “The Privateer Redbones.” James Mooney thought the piece sig-nificant and inserted a notice of it in the July 1896 number of “American Anthropologist.”

“While these people are classed with the negroes,” Furman concluded, “their features & color as a race show unmistake-able evidence of white or Indian blood, or both. They are certainly an isolated people & I repeat here what I said in a communication to the “News & Courier” & the “Columbia State” a few months ago—that as a people, they are, if any-thing, more apart to themselves than are the Hebrews of our State.”
“Jerry Goins, a yellow man,” and his wife Edie Lucas Goins were early residents of Sumter County and Williamsburg County, South Carolina. It is believed that he died during the 1820s. During an interview with James Edward Smiling August 1, 1889, Charles James McDonald Furman recorded his statement, “Jerry Goins got burnt up back of where Nettles’ Store now is. I was born about two miles above Sumter. I am now 69 years old.”

Edie Lucas Goins, a “free colored female, age 36-55,” appeared living alone in the 1830 census of Sumter County, page 98. Her enumeration was in a consecutive entry with that of Levicy Goins, her daughter-in-law. Edie Lucas Goins did not reappear in the 1840 census of Sumter County as the head of a household. Carolyn Moore of Salem, Missouri who abstracted data on the Goins family members and their kinsmen from the Furman columns, reported that Edie Goins in her later years lived in the home of Tom Gibbes, Jr.

Children born to them, according to the research of Mary M. Browder Barr include:

Frederick Goins born about 1790
Mary “Polly” Goins born about 1795

Frederick Goins, son of Jeremiah “Jerry” Goins and Edie Lucas Goins, was born about 1790. He was married about 1810 to Levicy Gibbes, daughter of Thomas Gibbes and Sarah Brown Gibbes, according to Carolyn Moore.

She was born about 1794, according to a letter written July 3, 1991 by a g-g-granddaughter, Mary M. Browder Barr. She wrote, “I found her grave marker, and it states that she was about 93 years old when she died in 1887.”

On June 8, 1820 “Levisa Goens” upon payment of $150 received a deed from Moses Timmons “of Cleramont County, Sumter District to land containing 50 acres lying on the Charleston Road & down said road till cornering to Isaac Gideon’s line and then to run said line till cornering to Jesse Timmons 236 acres of land, then to run on his line till cornering to Charleston Road again being a part of a tract of land of 300 acres granted to Peter Kelly by his Excellency William Moultrey,” according to Sumter County deed records. Willis Hudnall, Hiram Wilder and Robert Hudnall were witnesses to the deed which was recorded June 19, 1829.

Frederick Goins and Levicy Gibbes Goins transferred land in 1827, but he is not found in the records of the county after that date.

Levicy Gibbes Goins, a “free colored female,” headed up a household in the 1830 census of Sumter County, also page 98, adjoining Edie Lucas Goins. The household was rendered as:

“Goins, Levicy free colored female 24-36
free colored male 10-24
free colored male 10-24
free colored female 0-10
free colored male 0-10
free colored male 0-10
free colored male 0 10”

The household of Levicy Gibbes Goins reappeared in the 1840 census of Sumter District as:

“Goins, Levicy free colored female 36-55
free colored female 10-24
free colored male 10-24
free colored male 10-24
free colored male 10-24
free colored male 10-24
free colored male 10-24
free colored female 0 10
free colored female 0 10
free colored female 0 10”

Four members of the household were engaged in agriculture. One member, was engaged in “manufacturing and trades.”

Mrs. Barr considers Levicy Gibbes Goins a member of the Redbones, a tri-racial isolated group of people who lived in the Williamsburg County and Sumter County area from the time of the Revolutionary War. She bases her belief on the research conducted by Charles James McDonald Furman and a group of associates who researched the origin of the Redbones for 27 years before his death in 1904. Furman wrote:

“It is my opinion that over half of the 70-80 Redbones are descended from a “yellow man,” Jerry Goins and his wife Edie Goins. Edie Goins was a mixed blood Indian woman who was a well-known fortune teller in her day. Their daughter-in-law, Vicey Goins lived to be a great age and died in 1887. Her son Wade Goins is one of the old people among the Privateer Redbones. He is an interesting character and is considerably mixed with Indian. He is as straight as an arrow, his skin is decidedly copper colored, and his face, I think, looks more like that of an Indian or white man than a Negro. He is now an old man, aged about 70 or 72 and is one of the deacons of Bethesda Church.

Another descendant of the first Goins couple is Tom Gibbes, pastor of the little church in southeastern Privateer which is attended by the Redbones people and which, I may remark, is a member of the colored Wateree Baptist Association, Lower Division. He also shows his Indian blood.

It is interesting to see over what a large area the name Goins is found. This name is found among that peculiar people, the Croatans of North Carolina, which unique race is believed by historical investigators to be the descendants of Sir Walter Raleigh’s famous “lost colony.” It is possible that the “old issues” or properly speaking, Redbones are in part a branch of the Croatans.

Redbones are found in Louisiana. In the spring of 1893 I wrote to one of the parish officials about them. I received an interesting reply. Among the Redbones mentioned in Louisiana was the Goins family.

In a magazine article last summer, Mr. James Nomey, one of the leading ethnological writers in the United States, gave an account of two Goins brothers he knew in Indiana, ‘who although associating by necessity with Negroes, always insisted that they were not of that race or of slave ancestry. They had the appearance of half-blood Indians.’”

Children born to Frederick Goins and Levicy Gibbes Goins include:

Jonathan Goins born about 1822
Wade Goins born in 1824
Matilda Goins born about 1825
Madrey Goins born in October 1827
James Goins [twin] born about 1829
Thomas Goins [twin] born about 1829
Henry Goins born about 1831
Washington Goins born about 1835

An unidentified lady known as the “Umbrella Lady” wrote November 13, 2001:

“I am seeking info on the family of Lavincy Goins and Fred Gibbs. I think they lived in Williamsburg County, SC. They had the following children:

Julia Gibbs
Levina Gibbs, born in May 1872. I think she was my grandfather Sam Barrineau’s mother. And she was married to Tom Barrineau. I can’t seem to find anything on this wo-man.
Georginia Gibbs, born in June 1873
Gilliana Gibbs
Ada Ann Gibbs.

e-mail; umbrellaservice@aol.com”

Jonathan Goins, son of Frederick Goins and Levicy Gibbes Goins, was born about 1822. He was married about 1847 to Jane Winkles, “a white woman,” according to Carolyn Moore. Children born to Jonathan Goins and Jane Winkles Goins in-clude.

John Henry Goins born about 1850

John Henry Goins, son of Jonathan Goins and Jane Winkles Goins, was born about 1850. He was married about 1873 to Cynthia Timmons. Children born to John Henry Goins and Cynthia Timmons Goins include:

Mattie Goins born about 1876

Wade Goins, son of Frederick Goins and Levicy Gibbes Goins, was born in 1824. He was married about 1847 to Abigail Avin, “a white woman,” according to Carolyn Moore. Abigail Avin is believed to be an older woman with a young daughter, Mary Avin.

Later he was remarried to Susan Atkinson, “a white woman.” He lived in the “Chavis Settlement” in Williamsburg County about 1880.

Children born to Wade Goins, Abigail Avin Goins and Susan Atkinson Goins include:

Mary Avin Goins born about 1834

Mary Avin Goins, daughter of Abigail Avin Goins, was born about 1834. She was married “on the 2nd inst. [December 2, 1852 by T. H. Osteen, Esq. to Mr. Charles M. Corbett. Miss Mary, daughter of Mrs. Abigail, wife of Mr. Wade Goins, is of this district,” according to a newspaper report dated December 7, 1852. This item appeared in the “South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research.”

Matilda Goins, daughter of Frederick Goins and Levicy Gibbes Goins, was born about 1825. She was married to James Edward Smiling in 1841. He was “called James Johnson prior to 1838,” according to Carolyn Moore. James Edward Smiling, “free person of color” was a member of the South Carolina State Legislature during the Reconstruction Period.

Charles James McDonald Furman interviewed James Edward Smiling August 1, 1889 and recorded Smiling’s statement:

“I was born about two miles above Sumter. I am now 69 years old. In 1838 I went to the house carpenters’ trade; two years before that I was at the wheelwright and blacksmith’s trade. I joined the Providence Church, then when the Mizpah Church was formed, joined there. It was from this church that I received my license to preach. In July 1868, I was elected a member of the legislature. I was a magistrate under Gov. Scott and was trial justice for about four years.

I was the first chairman of the Republicans of Privateer Precinct. I have been land assessor and often manager at elections.

At the outset of the war I furnished a horse, bridle, saddle and spur for Nettle’s Company. This horse went through the war. My full name is James Edward Smiling.

Jerry Goins had no Negro blood in him. I have seen him. He looked like he was mixed with Indian. I suppose he died full fifty years ago. Old Mr. Joe Gist[?] who was a Revolutionary soldier, has told me that he saw Edie Goins’ father shot down in the war. Edie’s father was an Indian. Jerry Goins got burnt up back of where Nettles’ Store now is. Edie died about 1862 or 1863. She was called a fortune teller. She and Jerry had only two children. Her son was named Frederick; the daughter was Polly. She married James Gibbes. Jerry Goins and his wife lived not more than two or three miles from Nettles’ Store.

Fred Goins, who was son of Jerry & Edie, married Levici Gibbes. They had the following children: James & Thomas who were twins; Jonathan, Matilda, Wade and Madry. Besides these, Levici Goins had the following children after Fred’s death: Henry, Washington and Debretta [Deborah.]

Levici’s children married as follows: Jim Goins married first Martha Gibbes; she was the daughter of James Gibbes who married Polly Goins. Jim Goins had about seven children, among them Manning Goins and Solomon Goins. Jim Goins second wife was Mahala Chavis who was a daughter of Tom Chavis who married Elvira Winkles.

Thomas Goins married Elizabeth Chavis, daughter of Bill Chavis, and among his children was Williams Emons Goins who is now a preacher. Jonathan Goins married Jane Winkles. His children are all down in Williamsburg.

Matilda Goins married me. My children are Mary Magdalen who married Nelson Chavis, Henry who married Harriet Chavis, Jim who married Fannie Knight, Alice Matilda who married Lorenzo Chavis, Augustus Whitfield who married Fannie Thompson from Richland, Angeline who married Leonard Sweat, Shack who married Mary Knight and Cinthia Ann who was the first wife of Ruben Goins, son of Tom Goins.

Wade Goins married Abigail Aven and Susan Atkinson. Madry Goins married Lavina Tucker, and his children are down in Williamsburg. Henry never married. Washington married Agnes Bryant, and his children live in Williamsburg. Debietta [Deborah] married Jackson Chevis. Of the above, Jonathan, Wade, Madry and Wash married white women.

Old Tom Gibbes served in the Revolution. He lived right about here and is buried in my field near my house. All this land through this country was his, several thousand acres, and he also had several black people, and some of them died in this section of the country. His sons, Tom and Jim, staid around here, and he had three daughters that staid in this section of the country; Levici, Workey and Lucy. Levici was the one who married Fred Goins, and Lucy was the mother of West Sweat, [married about 1830 Tom Sweat from Richland].

Tom Gibbes’ son, Tom married a woman named Betsy Perry; she was a white woman. He afterward lived with Jerry Goins’ widow, Edie. I don’t know as he ever had any children living around here. Jim Gibbes married Polly Goins and had several children, among whom are Tom & John. Tom married my sister [Harriet Johna Smiling?]

John Chavis married one of Tom Gibbes daughters who was named Polly [Mary]. He lived about Barnwell, but his family moved about here about 60 years ago. Those of his children that I knew were Billy Chavis who is the father of Betsy Goins; Tom Chavis who married Elvira Winkler; Lucy who never married, she was Jackson Chavis’s mother; Levici who never married; Jimmy Chavis who married Elizabeth Hair, has no children around here.

West Sweat’s father came from over in Richland; his name was Tom. He came here about the thirties. [Angeline Smiling married Leonard Sweat, son of Wesley, son of Tom who married Lucy Gibbes.]”

Furman wrote, “Albert Chavis gave me this information August 30, 1889:

“My grandfather fought in the Revolution. His name was John Chavis. He came from North Carolina, from Roanoke, I think. He lived in Barnwell and Orangeburg. I don’t think he ever came here to settle. He married Polly Gibbes. He was always free.

From what I have heard, I don’t think Jerry Goins had any Negro blood. I served as a cook in the War, didn’t carry any arms. John Gibbs served in the fortifications down in Charleston, and all the Goinses as was able to go, served. Elisha and Elija Chevis served on the fortifications. Caldwell Chavis served as hostler. Highie Oxendine went to serve at Ft. Sumter, he never came back. He lived in Timmonstown. [He married Maria Goins, daughter of Tom Goins and Betsy Chavis Goins.]”

Furman recorded, “Tom Gibbes gave me this information September 13, 1889:”

“Bethesda is a branch of Providence. Rev. David Cuttino dedicated it. Mr. Cuttino, Mr. Hughson and Mr. Graham has preached there for us as pastors. I have been pastor about 8 years. Jim Smiling was pastor before me. Not more than two late freedmen are members of this church, there are about 50 standing members. I think my grandfather was a Revolutionary pensioner. I don’t know what year he moved here. He was a boss carpenter.”

Furman wrote, “Mrs. Harriet Gauley gve me this information February 1, 1890:”

“I have heard Mother say that the oldest Gibbes of all was mixed with Indian. Edie Goins was a great old talker and said she came from the Catawba tribe. Her hair was straight. She would say, ‘Honey, I am an Indian, there ain’t no Nigger in me.’ She had keen looking eyes. I have seen her many a time.”

Furman recorded, “Joseph [Halca] Jacobs told me on August 8, 1890:”

“I was born in the edge of North Carolina. My family was free, they got a bounty for fighting in the Revolution. I was a small boy when I came from North Carolina. My mother was a Wheeler, her mother, they tell me, was white and was raised over in Richland [died in 1902].

“Becca Jacobs, same date, told me: [Rebecca Chavis married Joseph Jacobs]

“Nancy Oxendine came from North Carolina [to Richland County]. She was deeply mixed with Indian. She was a Goins.”

Furman wrote in his notebook, “Wade Goins gave me this information March 11, 1892:”

“They said Jerry Goins was a Dutchman. I think Edie Goins was a Tobias [Catawba]. She was a full Indian. I don’t know where she came from. I don’t think we are any relation to the Goinses in North Carolina. Old man Gibbes was a Revolutionary soldier. He was appreciated by the whites. I don’t think he had any Indian in him.”

Furman recorded an interview with J. E. Smiling, April 2, 1892.

“Edie Goins was a Lucas before she married Jerry Goins. The old woman had to appearance of a full Indian, if she was not that, she must have been near about it. My mother was raised in Barnwell, her mother’s name was Patsy Burbage. Her husband was a Dutchman, Tom Burbage, a Baptist preacher over at Wasamasaw, was my grandmother’s brother. Jerry Goins and my mother were cousins. I never heard any one speak of old Tom Gibbes having Indian blood. I used to hear my mother speak of the Stapletons, the Locklears and Cripses who were her relations.”

On April 26, 1893 Mrs. M. A. Hughson told Furman in an interview that she remembered Edie Goins as a fortune teller.

On April 25, 1893 Tom Gibbes [b1835, son of James Gibbes] was interviewed by Furman:

“Our church has 51 or 52 members. Before we had a church, my people attended Providence. Edie Goins is buried near the church. I have been preaching there about 15 years. J. E. Smiley, Jared Chavis and I were the only ones of my people who have been pastors. Mr. Graham, Mr. Cuttino, Mr. Hughson used to preach for us. Rev. D. W. Cuttino organized the church. My uncle, Tom Gibbes said the Gibbses had Indian blood. No late freedmen, except June Stokes’ son, is a member of our church. I am living on a portion of my father’s land, am about 58 years old. My mother was Edie Goins’ daughter. Our church has always been Baptist and is named Bethesda. Vicey Goins was my aunt.”

J. E. Smiling gave a statement to Furman April 25, 1893:

“Our church has always been called Bethesda and was organized in 1866. It was dedicated by Rev. Davy Cuttino and other white ministers. Mr. Noah Graham was the first minister who preached for us after the church was built. Mr. Davy Cuttino was the next. Preacher Nichols was the next; Mr. Hughson came next. These were supplies. After these men, I was a supply there, after which the Rev. Thomas Gibbes was pastor of the church. I don’t think Jared Chavis was ever pastor of the church. This church has never had but two buildings. The present church building, I think, is on the same grounds where the old Ebenezer Church was. [Elizabeth Smiling, granddaughter of J. E. S. was born August 14, 1829.]”

John Goins gave a deed September 26, 1887 to Ebenezer Free Will Baptist Church and to its members to one acre of land to be used as property for a church building and a one-room school building. The land was located in Williamsburg Coun-ty at Greeleyville, South Carolina. Dr. William Moreau Go-ins, Foundation member of Columbia, South Carolina, photo-graphed the segregated school building which was still stand-ing in 2002 and the deed which has never been recorded in the Williamsburg County Court-house, but was retained in the homes of the members for over a century.

“Most of my people joined at Providence before Bethesda was formed. Old Bethesda Church was built where it now stands, a good half mile from where the present Bethesda stands. It was the old church that Mr. Cuttino and the other white ministers dedicated. The new church has never been dedicated. Tom Goins and myself were the leaders in having the old Bethesda Church built, and it was built as a place for us to have worship in on Sunday afternoons. It was used also as a school-house, and two white men, John Ridgell and Daniel Kelly, taught for us. As our families increased, we formed a church there as a branch of Providence and got our letters from that church. John, Madry, Wash and Wade, sons of Vicy Goins are all legally married to their white wives. Vicey Goins was a member of Bethesda at her death. Old Tom Gibbes is mentioned in a life of Marion. The land where the present Bethesda is built belonged to Vicey Goins.”

Mrs. Harriet Gauley gave an interview to Furman May 29, 1893 in which she stated:

“Edie Goins said she was a Lucas before her marriage. My mother said old Gen. Sumter would go to see old Tom Gibbes, the Revolutionary soldier, and would not let him suffer for anything. Mother said Gibbes was a faithful soldier.”

Nelson Chavis [son of Thomas Chavis] was interviewed by Furman June 24, 1893:

“My grandmother was [Mary] Polly Gibbes, and her father, Tom Gibbes, was the one mentioned in Book D in the Sumter courthouse. My father, Thomas Chaves, was the one who told us this. My grandfather, John Chavis who married Polly Gibbes, fought through the Revolutionary War. My father told me that John Chavis came from Roanoke, near a little town call Halifax. My mother was Elivra Winkles, a clear blooded white woman. Three of my brothers married white women–Albert, Caldwell and Lige. Betsy Goin’s father was my uncle, William Chavis was his name. Mr. Davy Cuttino was the one who organized and named Bethesda Church.”

Mrs. Cynthia Hodge was interviewed by Furman August 5, 1893:

“Edie Goins told me that her mother was a white woman, and her father was an Indian. Jerry Goins was a yellow man. Edie never did tell me that I remember what her father and mother’s names were. Edie said she could talk Indian, but I never heard her. I heard that old Tom Gibbes was a mighty good soldier.”

Betsy [Chavis] Goins was interviewed August 12, 1893:

“John Chavis was the first one I know of. He was free-born, and he and old Tom Gibbes fought through the Revolutionary War. John Chavis settled over Black River. He married Polly Gibbes, old Tom Gibbes daughter. Tabitha Edey comes in here somewhere. My great-grandmother was named Sallie Gibbes [Sarah Brown]. My father was Billy Chavis, John Chavis’ son. My father was married twice. His first wife was Nancy Griffin. She was a clear-blooded white woman and came from Richland. My father’s second wife was Miranda Pane; her mother was Lucy Gibbes. [Lucy Gibbes married Sweat first and then Pane.] Miranda Pane was West Sweat’s half-sister. I and Beccie Jacobs were by the first marriage of my father; Ervin Chavis and Wakey [Chavis] Goins were by my father’s second wife. My mother had two sons named Griffin; they didn’t live around here. I married Tom Goins. Granny [Edie] Goins had the Indian blood as sure as you are born. Jerry Goins died when I was a baby. Uncle Jim Gibbes married his daughter. My older daughter was Maria Goins; she married Hughie Oxendine. He and his mother came from Richland, his mother was Nancy Oxendine who said she was a Goins. They said Hughie Oxendine got destroyed in Ft. Sumter.”

Furman wrote in his notebook, “Pres. Michen gave me this information August 14, 1893:”

“John Chavis came from Roanoke, Virginia, so they tell me. He fought in the Revolution. I have heard my mother say that the old Gibbes fought at Eutaw Springs. My mother used to pass for a white woman, until my birth. Edie Goins could talk Indian. The whole of my people spring from Tabitha Edey [mother of Sarah Brown]. I have heard that John Chavis had Indian blood. My mother was a kind of red looking woman.”

Furman recorded, “Jackson Chavis told me this on August 19, 1893:

“My grandmother was a [Mary “Polly”] Gibbes and married a Chavis. They lived over Vance’s Ferry, so I have heard my great aunt [Vicia] say. My mother was Lucy Chavis [daughter of John Chavis]. I was a teamster in the War, fought for about two months and was in the same company that Mr. Frank Folsome was in. The first of my people to serve in the jury, to my recollection, was Lorenzo Chavis. The next were John Gibbes and Wade Goins.”

Furman recorded, Debrietta [Deborah] Chavis told me this on August 19, 1893:

“My mother gave the land where Bethesda stands. I can’t tell you what year she gave it. I was her youngest child. Tabitha Edey was my mother’s grandmother. I have heard my mother say that she heard Edie Goins say that her name was Edie Lucas before her marriage. My grandmother Gibbes was named Sallie [Sarah], I think. I always heard my mother say that she was the youngest child of my grandfather. Jim Gibbes, Tom Gibbes’ father, was the next youngest to her. I don’t know anything about my grandfather having Indian blood.”

Mary Browder Barr, Foundation researcher of Florence, South Carolina wrote that she discovered a letter written in 1903 by Charles James McDonald Furman. It revealed that Lavina Tucker Goins told Furman that she was the daughter of Jeb Tucker, an Englishman and Ocenee Gayo, a Red Stick woman from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Jeb Tucker fought with the British and Red Sticks in the War of 1812 and was considered a traitor. So he and his new wife removed to Sumter County, South Carolina where Lavina Tucker was born. Lavina was described by Furman as a “small dark-skinned woman with black hair, but with blue eyes, therefore she could pass as a white woman.” After Lavina was married to Madry Goins, her mother felt free to go back to Baton Rouge to be with her people.

Children born to James Edward Smiling and Matilda Goins Smiling include:

Mary Magdalen Smiling born about 1842
Henry Smiling born about 1843
James Edward Smiling, Jr. born about 1845
Alice Matilda Smiling born about 1847
Augustus Smiling born about 1849
Angeline Smiling born about 1852
Shack Smiling born about 1855
Cynthia Ann Smiling born about 1859

Mary Magdalen Smiling, daughter of James Edward Smiling and Matilda Goins Smiling, was born about 1842. She was married about 1861 to Nelson Chavis.

Henry Smiling son of James Edward Smiling and Matilda Goins Smiling, was born about 1843. He was married about 1866 to Harriet Chavis.

James Edward Smiling, Jr, son of James Edward Smiling and Matilda Goins Smiling, was born about 1845. He was married about 1866 to Fannie Knight, daughter of Alexander Knight, “freedman, son of Fannie Hill of Society Hill, North Carolina and Mary Hair Knight of Rockingham County, North Carolina,” according to Carolyn Moore. The mother of Mary Hair Knight was a white woman.

Alice Matilda Smiling, daughter of James Edward Smiling and Matilda Goins Smiling, was born about 1847. She was married about 1866 to Lorenzo Chavis.

Angeline Smiling, daughter of James Edward Smiling and Matilda Goins Smiling, was born about 1852. She was married about 1870 to Leonard Sweet.

Shack [Meshach?] Smiling, son of James Edward Smiling and Matilda Goins Smiling, was born about 1855. He was married about 1880 to Mary Knight, regarded as a sister to Fannie Knight.

Cynthia Ann Smiling, “youngest” daughter of James Edward Smiling and Matilda Goins Smiling, was born about 1859. She was married about 1877 to Ruben Goins as his first wife.

Madrey Goins, son of Frederick Goins and Levicy Gibbes Goins, was born in October 1827 in Williamsburg County, according to Mary M. Browder Barr. He was married to Lavinia Tucker who was born in South Carolina in March 1835. Mrs. Barr wrote, “I have a 98-year-old cousin who knew my great grandfather, Madrey Goins before he died in 1910.” She states that he was a Confederate veteran and drew a South Carolina pension for a disability received in a leg wound.

Madrey Goins lived in the Chavis Settlement about 1880, according to Carolyn Moore. He was buried in Goins Cemetery at Greeleyville, South Carolina. When Lavinia Tucker Goins died, she was buried beside her husband.

Children born to Madrey Goins and Lavinia Tucker Goins include:

Ceny Goins born July 15, 1875

Ceny Goins, daughter of Madrey Goins and Lavinia Goins, was born at Greeleyville, South Carolina July 15, 1875. She was married about 1900 to Jessie Benjamin Browder who was born September 9, 1878 in Clarendon County, South Carolina to Adam Browder and Margaret A. McCall Browder. In 1903 they lived at Greeleyville. She died in Florence County, South Carolina March 26, 1932, and he died there March 31, 1942. She was buried in Garden of Memories Cemetery, and he was buried in Bethel Church Cemetery, Olanta, South Carolina.

Children born to Jessie Benjamin Browder and Ceny Goins Browder include:

William Benjamin Browder born July 23, 1903

William Benjamin Browder, son of Jessie Benjamin Browder and Ceny Goins Browder, was born July 23, 1903 at Greeleyville. He was married September 4, 1925 in Florence County to Ozella Barineau who was born there October 4, 1903 to Sanders Barineau and Mary Lundy Barineau. William Benjamin Browder died there August 6, 1965 and was buried in Garden of Memories Cemetery. She died November 10, 1974 and was buried in Mt. Elon Cemetery.

Children born to them include:

Mary M. Browder born April 12, 1928

Mary M. Browder, daughter of William Benjamin Browder and Ozella Barineau Browder, was born April 12, 1928. She was married secondarily August 6, 1964 to W. Cooper Barr who was born April 22, 1944 in Florence. They continued there in 1991.

Mary M. Browder Barr has done extensive research on her Goins family and supplied the data on them for the manuscript. She wrote,

“I have found documents on my branch of the family which have recorded the surname as Gowens, Goens, Gowins, Goings, Goan, and Goins. To further com-plicate the matter, the family lived in the community populated by the mixed-race Redbones. Charles James McDonald Furman, author and lecturer [1863-1904] spent many years researching the origin of this mys-terious, isolated people whose history parallels that of the Melungeons. He referred to them as a ‘mixed breed people who were never slaves and who had Indian blood in their veins.’ He considered them to be a branch of the Croatans and perhaps descendants of the lost colony of Sir Walter Raleigh.”

James Goins, twin son of Frederick Goins and Levicy Gibbes Goins, was born about 1829. He was married about 1850 to his cousin, Martha Gibbes, daughter of James Gibbes and Polly Goins Gibbes. Following her death, he was remarried to Mahala Chavis, daughter of Tom Chavis and Elvira Winkles Chavis.

Seven children were born to James Goins, Martha Gibbes Goins and Mahala Chavis Goins, including:

Manning Goins born about 1852
Solomon Goins born about 1855

Thomas Goins, twin son of Frederick Goins and Levicy Gibbes Goins, was born about 1829. He was married about 1850 to Elizabeth Chavis.

Maria Goins born about 1849
William Goins born about 1850

Maria Goins, daughter of Thomas Goins and Elizabeth Chavis Goins, was born about 1849. She was married about 1866 to Hughie Oxendine, son of Nancy Oxendine, a North Carolinian who stated that she was a Goins descendant, according to Furman who described her as “Indian.”

William Goins, son of Thomas Goins and Elizabeth Chavis Goins, was born about 1850. He became a preacher. He is identified as “the ancestor of the Goins brothers who filed a lawsuit at Pembroke” by Carolyn Moore. The reference pertains to an Indian school in Robeson County, North Carolina, near the South Carolina state line.

Evelyn McKinley Orr wrote of the school at Pembroke:

“The early Lumbees used the term “Melungeon.” An instance of their probable ties to the Sumter County Redbones appears in the 1915 North Carolina Supreme Court case of “W. B. Goins et al vs. the Board of Trustees, Indian Normal School.” Children of the Redbones Goins families had been denied entrance into the Indian Normal School for Croatan/Cherokee [now called Lumbee] Indians in Pembroke, North Carolina. The Goins families claimed they were sometimes called Redbones sometimes called Croatan Indians. They were asked to prove that they were “not of Negro blood to the fourth generation.

Harold McMillan, a former North Carolina state senator and Lumbee historian, was called to testify in the case. He had written and introduced the legislation in 1887 which provided for the “establishment of a school for the people who descended from the tribes on Croatan Island.” In 1885 he had written the legislation which gave the Indians living near Lumberton, North Carolina the official name of Croatan. Prior to that legislation, they called themselves Malungeans. The term Malungean was also used to describe a member of the Redbone Goins family in the transcript.”

Tim Hashaw wrote March 9, 2002,

The book “Lumbee, Indian Histories; Race, Ethnicity, and Indian Identity in the Southern United States” by Gerald M. Sider, Cambridge University Press reveals much. The au-thor has very esteemed credentials and you may come to the understanding that the so-called “Indians” known as Croatans and Lumbees, are in fact, early Melungeons.

Sider presents evidence that Lumbees, Smilings, Croatans of the Carolinas first called themselves “malungeans” before claiming to be Indians. To begin the story I quote:

“In 1913, three brothers, A. A. Goins, W. W. Goins and W. D. Goins who were born and lived in Sumter County, South Carolina before moving to Robeson County about 1907 sought to enroll their children in the Indian normal school. Their sis-ter had gone to this school and was teaching in an Indian grad-ed school in the county.

Despite their sister’s position and personal history, their own children were denied admissions by the Indian school commit-tee and the case went to the superior court where they won. The normal school committee then appealed to the state su-preme court. The following excerpts from the case records bring to the foreground how history was involved and how it became crucial to the construction of what was called a “pedi-gree” – a genealogy of social and ethnic relations as well as relatives.

“Plaintiff’s petition, superior court:

10. That the order denying admission adopted by the defend-ant board of trustees was upon the alleged ground that the plaintiffs had not proved their “Pedigrees” meaning thereby that they had not establised to the satisfaction of the said trus-tees that they were of “pure” Indian blood . . . that the plaintiff W. W. Goins, at said time went to Sumter County from which place he had removed to Robeson County, and secured docu-mentary evidence… ”

A white man named Dr. Furman had worked up W. W. Goins’ ancestry purportedly showing their Indian ancestry:

“He traced up our origin and found out that our parents went from North Carolina, some of the older ones, and there were a lot of names–Oxendine, Hunt, Chavis and Goins–he having traced them up first give me a little light and that was what I found out about it.”

W. W. Goins testified:

“I am a brother of W. D. Goins. I was born and raised in Sumter County, South Carolina. My Mother is there. I have been living in Robeson County, North Carolina for the past eight years. I have one child of school age.

Dr. Furman traced up our origin and found out that our parents went from North Carolina. Some of the older one, and there were a lot of names—Oxendine, Hunt, Chavis and Goins. Names of the families in the Indian families down there were Smilings, Chavis and Goins. The Oxendines are dead.

Old Bill Chavis, my great-grandfather, went from this [Robe-son] County. Tom and Bill Chavis came from Robeson County, and old man Goins came from Cumberland County, North Carolina. My wife’s name was Pauline Epps. Her father’s name was Edward Epps, and her mother was Adeline Epps. Her mother was supposed to be half white and half Indian.”

Counsel then calls Fannie Chavis, the sister who had gone to the Lumbee Normal school. She was requested to look at the certificate from Sumter County which said:

“I, L. I. Parrott, clerk of the court for Sumter county, said state, do hereby certify that the families of Smilings and Goins of this county have been known as ‘Red Bones’ ever since I have been acquainted with the people. Mr. McDonald Fur-man, now deceased, took a great deal of trouble several years ago to establish the fact that they were of the Indian race. They are looked upon as a separate race, neither white nor Negro.”

Thereafter several Lumbee Indians of Robeson County with names like Chavis, Locklear, Bell, etc. and even a state legis-lator who testified he had gone down to Sumter County South Carolina to investigate the Goins’ claims. They had question-ed several neighbors, old timers etc., learning of their past and how they were traditionally viewed. The Lumbee, as Lock-lear testified:

“I know William Goins, father of these parties. I visited them in South Carolina once about 6 years ago. The general reputa-tion I got down there was that they were Indian people. They were supposed to be Indians. I have lived in Robeson County all my life, and I am perfectly familiar with the Indian people up here from my association, being in the home of old man Goins and his family and from the investigation I have made of the people there. My opinion is that on the mother’s side plaintiffs are Indians and on the father’s side Malungeans. The Rev. William Goins is not a typical indian by feature, he is a mixture between white and Indian.”

Another witness, Lizzie Brown was called. Brown had been accepted as a Lumbee even though she had come from Carolina Melungeon people

“I am a sister of the plaintiffs. I have been living at Pates in Robeson County for five years. I was raised in Sumter Coun-ty, South Carolina. sc. My boy goes to the public Indian school at Pates. He has also gone to the normal school. We are Indians in the North, but they gave us the name of ‘Red Bones’ down here.”

Finally we come to Hamilton McMillan, witness for the defendants:

“I am a resident of Robeson County. I am now 78 years of age. I represented Robeson County in the state legislature in 1885 and 1887. I am familiar with the Act of 1885 designat-ing certain Indians of Robeson County as Croatan Indians; I introduced the bill myself. I was acquainted with the Indians of Robeson County at the time the Act of 1885 was passed de-signating them as Croatan Indians.

I had been investigating their history for several years before that. I have given them the designation of Croatan Indians in the Act. I wanted to give them some designation. There was a tribe known as Croatan tribe on Croatan Island. It was an honorable name and it was a complete designation.

The Indians designated as Croatan Indians were living in Robeson County. None of them lived in Sumter County, South Caroliina as far as I know. I had the Act of 1887 passed to establish a normal school for the Croatan Indians of Robe-son County.

“Question by the court to McMillan: Do these people here call themselves Croatans?

Answer: No sir, they call themselves Malungeans.

Question: Were they never called Croatans until this Act was introduced in here?

Answer: No sir.

Question: Where were they from anyway?

Answer: The traditions all point to the residence west of Pamlico Sound, beyond Cape Hatteras [in the northern part of North Carolina].

“The plaintiffs won- they were Indians of Robeson County in the eyes of the court, but the county replied by building them a separate school: an Indian school in the midst of the ‘settle-ment’ area but a school for ‘different Indians.’

“Further complexities in the role of Whites in the social con-struction of Indian separateness and the accompanying his-tories, are suggested in the testimony of Hamilton McMillan, who as senator in the state legislature of 1885 sponsored the legislation that accorded the Indian people of Robeson County legal recognition as Indians and also provided–actually in-vented–as Whites have invented all “tribal” names for Native Americans–their first official name: Croatan. The name was a transformation of what he claimed they called themselves [both Croatan and Melungean refer to a prior intermixture with Whites, the first specific, the second [Melungeon general.]”

So, we have people intermarrying with Lumbees who prior to 1885 referred to themselves generally as Melungeons in North and South Carolina.

The migration trend was from the Carolinas into Tennessee and Kentucky, not vice versa. Here is an implication that these people had been known in the Carolinas as Melungeons for a time prior to 1885. A generation would require they were known as Melungeons in the Carolinas at least by 1810 and likely earlier.

Later on Siler writes about the need to deny the “black” ances-try in the red-white-black mix among these people in the Car-olinas.

“Both this ‘Indian removal’ and the disfranchisement of free persons of color happened in a context where one’s ‘racial’ identity played a crucial role in the reproduction over time of the social relations of production. To be Black, or Indian, or White or less specifically but no less significantly, one of the multiple different socially recognized mixes: a mustee [mixed Indian and Black]; a mulatto [mixed Black and White]; a mes-tizo, or more commonly a ‘half breed’ or ‘half blood’ [mixed Indian and White]; or Melungeon [mixed Indian, white and black] plus the legal categories ‘free persons of color’ [which included all the above and more] and ‘free Negro’– all meant a great deal, not just in terms of political rights and pro-tections, but in terms of the kinds of positions one could and could not have in the processes of production and the kinds of returns for one’s labor one might reasonably expect.”

Henry Goins, son of Frederick Goins and Levicy Gibbes Goins, was born about 1831.

Washington Goins, son of Frederick Goins and Levicy Gibbes Goins, was born about 1835.

Frederick “Fed” Goins, son of Jeremiah “Jerry” Goins, was born about 1780. He was married about 1800 to Lavicia Gibbs, daughter of Thomas Gibbs.

Children born to Frederick “Fed” Goins and Lavicia Gibbs Goins, according to Mary M. Browder Barr, include:

Thomas Goins [twin] born about 1802

Polly Goins, daughter of Jeremiah “Jerry” Goins and Edy Lucas Goins, was born about 1795. She was married about 1815 to James Gibbes, son of Thomas Gibbes and Sarah Brown Gibbes, according to Carolyn Moore.

Children born to them include:

Martha Gibbes born about 1830

Martha Gibbes, daughter of James Gibbes and Polly Goins Gibbes, was born about 1818. She was married about 1837 to a cousin, James Goins, twin son of Frederick Goins and and Levicy Gibbes Goins. For details of her life, see his account.

Mary “Polly” Goins, daughter of Jeremiah “Jerry” Goins and Edie Lucas Goins, was born about 1795. Of this individual nothing more is known.
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Second Lt. B. A. Gowan, Fifty-first North Carolina Infantry Regiment of Columbus County was among the prisoners of war at Morris Island in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina from September 7 to October 21, 1864.

The Federal troops used the prisoners of war as a human screen so that any incoming shells from the Confederate batteries on the shore would have to pass over the heads of their fellows to strike the Union position.

Whiteville, North Carolina [Columbus County] was the residence of Lt. B. A. Gowan, according to “North Carolina Regiments,” Volume 4.
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A negro family headed by Christian Gowan also lived in Fair Bluff Township, Enumeration District 51, page 34 of the 1880 census of Columbus County. The family was recorded as:

“Gowan, Christian 32, born in NC
Ervin 13, born in NC
Mary 12, born in NC
Eliza T. 10, born in NC
Joshua 6, born in NC
James M. 3, born in NC”
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Pvt. Henry F. Gowan of Columbus County enlisted in Con­federate service prior to March 26, 1864 and served in Company K, Thirty-sixth North Carolina Infantry Regiment and in the Second North Carolina Artillery Regiment. He was captured at Ft. Fisher January 15, 1865 and was confined in Federal prison at Point Lookout, Maryland. He took the oath of allegiance to the Union June 27, 1865 and was released.
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Samuel Gowan, a Georgian, was the head of a household listed in the 1880 census of Columbus County, Enumeration District 51, page 7. The family living at Fair Bluff, North Carolina, was recorded as:

“Gowan, Samuel 40, born in GA
S. Elizabeth 36, born in NC
Joseph R. 12, born in NC
Robert D. 11, born in NC
Vance E. 7, born in NC, daughter
Nimpa J. 5, born in NC, daughter
Sam H. 3, born in NC”
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John Gowens was listed as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Columbus County, page 15, according to Dorothy Williams Potter in “Index to the 1820 census of North Carolina.”
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Elias Gowins, owner of four slaves, was the head of the only household of interest to Gowen chroniclers in the 1840 census of Columbus County, page 62. He was born between 1800 and 1810. His household was enumerated as:

Gowins, Elias white male 30-40
white female 10-15
white female 10-15
white female 5-10″

096 Craven Co, NC

CRAVEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

Gowen Cuthrell was born before 1766 of parents unknown and died about 1797 in Craven County, according to Sammy A. Pierce of Hobe Sound, Florida in a message dated July 15, 2002. Children born to him include:

Jesse Cuthrell born about 1784
James Cuthrell born about 1786
Milly Cuthrell born about 1789
Zilpha Cuthrell born about 1793
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John Gowing was married to Margaret Stacy February 14, 1828 at New Bern, North Carolina, according to the “Raleigh Register” in its edition of February 22, 1828. The marriage date was February 15, 1820, according to “Craven County, North Carolina Marriages, 1773-1850,” record 1136, bondsman Peter Merkel, bond No. 26565.

John Gowing appeared in the 1820 census of Craven County, page 3, as the head of a household, according to Dorothy Williams Potter in “Index to 1820 North Carolina Census.”

The household was recorded as:

“Gowing, John white male 26-45 manufacturing”
white female 26-45″

“Mrs. John Gowing”, believed to be Margaret Stacy Gowing, died January 30, 1829 at New Bern, according to the “Raleigh Register.” Carrie L. Broughton indexed the marriages and death notices of the “Raleigh Register” in her book, “Marriages & Death Notices in North Carolina, 1826-1845.”

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

Charles Goings was married June 3, 1851 to Sarah Terry, according to “Cumberland County, North Carolina Marriages, 1801-1860,” record 1104, bondsman John Simmons, witness J. McLaurin, Bond No. 32445. The marriage was performed by C. F. Harris. Children born to Charles Goings and Sarah Terry Goings are unknown.
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Jacob Goings was married to Elizabeth Spencer June 3, 1851, according to “Cumberland County, North Carolina Marriages, 1801-1860.” Jacob Goings was remarried to Rosanna Millender [record No. 1104] January 7, 1857, according to the same volume. According to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 1104, bondsman Josiah Cook, witness J. McLaurin, Bond No. 32446, they were married May 28, 1855. Children born to Jacob Goings, Elizabeth Spencer Goings and Rosanna Millender Goings are unknown.
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William Goins appeared as “1 white tithable” in the 1767 tax list of Cumberland County.
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[Move Jerry Goins and Edie Goins to this point.]

DAVIDSON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

Deed Books 1 and 2 of Davidson County contained no mention of the Gowen family [or spelling variations], according to “Davidson County, North Carolina Deeds” by Catherine C. Middleton.

DAVIE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

Thomas B. Goings was married to Rebeca Casy August 9, 1844 in Davie County, according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 1064, bondsman J. P. Gowan, witness Barbara C. Gowan, bond 40775. Nothing more is known of Thomas B. Goings and Rebeca Casy Goings.
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Mary A. Gowan was married to Francis A. Cheshire December 20, 1855 in Davie County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 1015, bondsman, Thomas B. Tucke, witness J. B. Jones, bond 000040153. The marriage was performed by J. B. Jones, JP. Nothing more is known of Francis A. Cheshire and Mary A. Gowan Cheshire.
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Nancy C. Gowan was married to Alfred Shoemaker November 4, 1856 in Davie County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01071, witness A. A. Harbin, bond 40867. The marriage was performed by J. B. Jones, J.P.
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Rowan M. Gowan was the head of a household enumerated in the 1880 census of Davie County, Enumeration District 57, page 24, Mocksville Township, as:

“Gowan, Rowan M. 29, born in NC
Mary E. 38, born in NC
Julia E. 3, born in NC
James N. 2, born in NC”
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Simeon Gowan was married to Lucy Ann Bowls May 17, 1866, according to “Davie County, North Carolina Marriages, 1801-1870,” record 1039, witness Eph. Gaither, bond 000040458. The marriage was performed by C Anderson, JP. Of Simeon Gowan and Lucy Ann Bowls Gowan nothing more is known.
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Martha E. Gowens was married to James D. Boles February 21, 1866 in Davie County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 1107, bondsman Eph. Gaither, bond 000040041. Nothing more is known of James D. Boles and Martha E. Gowens Boles.

DOBBS COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

Alonzo Goines was married to Mrs. Mary Jane Nichols November 17, 1897, according to “Dobbs County, North Carolina Marriages, 1801-1900.” Children born to Alonzo Goines and Mary Jane Nichols Goines are unknown.

DUPLIN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

Joseph D. McGowen was born May 3, 1824 in Duplin County. He was married about 1848 to Elizabeth McWil-liams, and he was remarried to Elizabeth “Bettie” Crawford, age 17, November 6, 1861. She was born March 25, 1843 in Georgia to Elihue Crawford and Mary Pauline “Polly” Starr Crawford, according to the “Arkansas Family Historian.” They removed to Union County, Arkansas.

Children born to Joseph D. McGowen and Elizabeth “Bettie” Crawford McGowen include:

Robert L. McGowen born in 1863
Mattie Martha McGowen born in 1865

Joseph Parks McGowen born April 12, 1868

Robert L. McGowen, son of Joseph D. McGowen and Elizabeth “Bettie” Crawford McGowen was born in 1863 in Union County, Arkansas.

Mattie Martha McGowen, daughter of Joseph D. McGowen and Elizabeth “Bettie” Crawford McGowen, was born in 1865 in Union County. She was married July 21, 1887 to B. S. Shaw.

Joseph Parks McGowen, son of Joseph D. McGowen and Elizabeth “Bettie” Crawford McGowen, was born April 12, 1868 in Union County, Arkansas. He was married Novembeer 4, 1894 to Nancy Jane Stewart who was born November 14, 1878. He died November 14, 1948 at El Paso, Texas. She died there November 17, 1945.
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William McGowen was married to Mary Dickson in Duplin County in 1769. Of William McGowen and Mary Dickson McGowen nothing more is known.

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

The names of Edward Going, David Going and William Go­ing appeared on the muster roll of Edgecombe County militia in 1755.
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Mary Agnes Gowan was married to Charles H. Jordan about 1859, according to the “Rocky Mount Evening Telegram.” Children born to them include Dainie E. Jordan who was born in 1861. She was married about 1877 to Thomas Weldon Braswell.

FORSYTH COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

Alexander Goin was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Forsyth County, Enumeration District 85, page 28. He lived in the city of Winston, North Carolina on Main Street:

“Goin, Alexander 28, born in NC
Martha 29, born in NC
Nancy 7, born in NC
Reuben 5, born in NC
Mary Jane 3, born in NC
Lucy 1, born in NC”

Samuel Goin was the head of a household also living on Main Street in Winston in the 1880 census of Forsyth County, Enumeration District 85, page 28:

“Goin, Samuel 25, born in NC
Nancy 24, born in NC
Virginia 6, born in NC
Robert 4, born in NC
Ada 1, born in NC
Verison, Jane 48, born in NC, mother-in-law
William 19, born in NC, brother-in-law”

Apparently Samuel Goin was married to Nancy Verison about 1873. Nancy Verison Goin was born in 1856.
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Elizabeth Goin, mulatto, was the head of a household in the 1880 census of Forsyth County, Enumeration District 85, page 23. She also lived in Winston on Fifth Street. The family was recorded as:

“Goin, Elizabeth 39, born in NC
Joseph 23, born in NC
Josephine 19, born in NC
Anna 16, born in NC
Madison 15, born in NC
George 9, born in NC
Miley 23, born in NC, daughter
Sylvester 7, born in NC, grand daughter”
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Thurmond “Woody” Goins of Walkertown, North Carolina died August 14, 2001 at the age of 64.

GASTON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

Ray Goins, son of J. T. Goins, was married about 1926 in Gaston County to Mary Jane Fredell. She was born December 16, 1907 in Gastonia, North Carolina and died in 1982.

Children born to Ray Goins and Mary Jane Fredell Goins include:

Geraldine Goins born about 1928
Claude Goins born about 1931

Geraldine Goins, daughter of Ray Goins and Mary Jane Fredell Goins, was born about 1928 near Fredonia. She was married October 2, 1948 to Walter James Beaver.

Children born to them include:

Larry Beaver born about 1950
Barry Beaver born about 1952
Steven Beaver born about 1955
Dennis Beaver born about 1958

GATES COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

James Gowin, “engaged in commerce” was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Gates County, page 13:

“Gowin, James white male 16-16
white female 16-26
1 slave”

GRANVILLE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

Colonial North Carolina, particularly Granville County, was an area where a good relationship existed between whites and “free colored individuals.” A number of prominent individuals petitioned the state legislature for tax relief for inter-racial marriages, according to “Colonial and State Records of North Carolina,” Volume 5, [1755]:

“Records of the Legislature: The petition of sundry Inhabitants of the Counties of Northampton, Edge­combe, and Granville was read, setting forth that by the Laws now in force, free negroes and Mulattoes In­termarrying with white women are obliged to pay Taxes for their Wives and Families Praying Relief etc, on which the House Resolved that the Matters in the said petition contained are reasonable and that the Committee appointed to Revise the Laws receive a Clause or Clauses to be inserted in the laws for their relief.”

The matter was taken up again by the legislature in 1762, ac­cording to Volume 6:

“To the Worshipful the Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assembly. The petition of Sundry of the Inhabitants of the Counties of Northampton, Edgecombe and Granville Humbly Sheweth:

That by one Act of the Assembly passed in the year 1723, Intitled ‘An Act for an Additional Tax on all free Negroes, Mulattoes, Mustees and such Persons, Male & Female, as now are or hereafter shall be intermarried with any such Person resident in the Government. It was enacted That all free Negroes etc, that were or should thereafter be Inhabitants of this Province being of the Age of twelve Years & upwards should be deemed Tythables and as such should yearly pay the same Levies and Taxes as other Tythable Inhabitants.”

That many Inhabitants of the sd Counties who are Free Negroes & Mulattoes and persons of Probity & good Demeanor and chearfully contribute towards the Dis­charge of every Public Duty injoined them by Law. But by reason of being obliged by the sd Act of As­sembly to pay Levies for their Wives and Daughters as therein mentioned are greatly Impoverished and many of them rendered unable to support themselves and Families with the common Necessaries of Life.

Wherefore your Petitioners would humbly pray in be­half of the Sd free Negroes etc, That so much of the said recited Act as compels such of them as Intermarry with those of their own complection to pay Taxes for their Wives & Daughters may be repealed or that they may be other relieved as to your Worships in your great Wisdom seem meet. And you Petitioners as in Duty bound shall ever pray, etc.”

Granville County
William Eaton [colonel] John Hawkins
Phil[emon] Hawkins George Jordin
Thomas Lowe Jno Sallis [captain]
Patrick Lashley Phil. Pryor
Fras King Jno Bowie
Aaron Fassol John Jones
Thomas Dulaney John Wade
Zack Bullock George Cuttler
John Williams, Junr. Thomas Woodlief
John Gibb William Forkner
Andw Hampton Marton Dickson
Moses Coppack Amanwall Forkner
Wm Johnson Leopold Fallon
Jonas Parker James Smith
Richd Harris Wm Smith
Amos Newsom Jos Brantly
Shurley Whatley James Brantly
Jno Glover Edw Young
John Martin

Edgecombe County
Jos Jno Alston Wm Irby
Thos Wood Benja Sherrod
John Jones Jacob Strickland
Augustin Curtis Nathan Joyner
John Noland Ebenezer Folsom
Benj Nevill Wm Adams
John Cheney William Richason
John Fish Richard McKinne
James Brown”
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Historians sometime refer to mulattos in this area as Melun­geons. Colonial recorders, upon occasion, listed them as “white” and, at other times, recorded them as mulattos because of the color of their skin. The term “Melungeon” was a more recent appellation and was probably not widely used in colo­nial times. A large colony of Melungeons by the name of Gowen [and other spelling variations] existed in Melungia, the area where Virginia, Tennesseee, North Carolina and Kentucky come together.
==O==
The Granville County tax list of 1755 showed 1,322 taxpayers. Included in the rendition submitted to the Granville County Court in September 1755 included:

“Thomas Going 0-1-1
William Going & son Joseph 2-0-2
Edward Gowen 0-1-1
Joseph Gowen 0-1-1
Michael Gowen 0-1-1”
==O==
“Free African Americans Taxable in Colonial Granville County” was forwarded to the Foundation by Judith Lang:
1746[?]_ 25 August:

Lewis Anderson 2 tithes
George Anderson 2 tithes adjacent
Larence Peteford 1 tithe

1748 [?] list of Jonathan White [part torn]

John Going 1 tithe

John Chavers 1

Lewis Anderson 1

George Anderson 1

1749
List of John Martin

William Chaves 6 tithes

List of Jonathan White

George Anderson 2

Larrance Petteford 1

Lewis Anderson 2

Bartholomew Chaues 1

William Bass 1

1750 Relatively complete lists, but not providing racial breakdown and not naming the subsidiary tithes in most cases.

List of Edwd. Jones

Michel Gooin 2
175[0?] List of Wm. Eaton
List of Saml. Henderson

Gibion Bunch 2

List of William Person

James Turner & his wife Mary & son David mollatoes & Two negroes Tom & Phill [torn]

List of Jonathan White

Edward Harris 2

Lawrence Pettiford 1

George Anderson 4

Lewis Anderson 4

Joseph Hawley 2

Richard Chaves 2

1751 [Lists do not seem to be complete, and give no racial breakdown, but do appear to tax mixed-race wives in most cases.

List of Jonathan White (alphabetized)

Anderson, Lewis son Shadrick Elisha Daughtr & Mary Daughter 4

Anderson, Geo. Wife & Son George Son Jeremiah & Daughter Kate 5

Bass, Wm. and wife 2

Hally, Joseph & wife 2

Hawly, Nathll. 1

Hawly, Wm.1

Harris, Ed. and wife 2

Petterford, Lawrance 1

List of Wm. Person

James Turner & Mary his Wife & Daughter Moll, Negroes Phil

& Tom 0 white 2 negro, 3 mol.

List of Saml Henderson

William Going 2

1752 A number of districts provide a racial breakdown beginning in this year.

List of Robt. Harris

Anderson, George his wife and Sons George, Jermiah and Daughter Kate 0 white 5 black

Bass, William 1 0

Pettiford Lawrence and his wife Mary 0 2

List of Jonathan White

Luis ander Son (sic) 0 4

mallichy Reeves 0 1

James Turner 0 2

List of _____

Edward Harris negro 1

1753 List of Robert Harris (“one of his lists”)

George Anderson 0 1

William Going and his son 2 0

Lewis Anderson & son Shadrach Daughters Lisha and Mary 1 4

Edward Harris negro and Refuseth to list his wife 1 1

Robt. Mitchell, John Going 2 tithes

Richard Chavers negro 1

List of Robert Harris [another district]

Anderson, George and his Wife son Jeremian and Daughter Kathrine 0 4

Bass, Wm 1 0

Holly, William 1 0

Holly, William 1 0

Holly, Nathaniel and negro Peter 1 1

Petiford, Lawrence and his wife 0 2

List of Jno. Brantly

William Chavis tenn himself and sons Gibbin & William & Negro slaves Peter:
Gordon:Noon:Frank:Moll: Pomp & Gilly

List of Osborn Jeffreys

Robert Davis 0 1
Thomas Going 1 1
Michal Going 0 1
Edward Going 0 1

List of Lemuel Lanier

Wm. Chavis 7 tithes

Philip Chavis 1

Joseph Halley 1

Thomas Going 1
Michall Going 1
Michall Going 1

1754 list of Gideon Macon
Jno. Davis 0 1
Wm. Lewes & his wife Betty 1 1
Jno. Stroud, Micajah Bunch & Liddy Bunch1 2

List of Osborn Jeffreys
William Burnal 0 1

Michal Going 1 0

Robert Davis, Marget Davis, Ephrim Davis & Sarah Davis 0 4

Thomas Going 0 1

List of John Sallis (categories are: white tithes, free male negros or mulattos, free
female negros or mulattos, slaves)

Lewis Anderson, his Wife Sarah, Son Shadrach, Daughters Elisha, Mary, Tamer0-2-4-0

Joseph Holley, his wife Matthew 0-1-1-0

List of Edwd. Moore

Wm. Chavis Francis Gibeon William Jur. Lettis Gesier Francis Sons & Wife and Daughters
Negroes Gordin Peter Nune Frank Alce mol 13 total

List of Robt. Harris (alphabetized)

Anderson, George and his wife and son Jerh: and Daughter Kate 0 4

Bass, William 1 0

Holly, Nathll. Negro Peter 1 1

Harris, Edward negro and his wife black 0 2

Locus, James and his wife 0 2

Pettiford, Laurence and his wife 0 2

Pettiford, George 0 1

Pone, John and his wife 0 2

1755 summary list (from microfilm) C.044.70012 NC Archives

whites/ Blacks/ Total

George Anderson & wife

Son Jerry & daughter Catherine 0/4/4

Lawrence Pettiford & wife 0/2/2

Lewis Anderson & wife, son

Shadrack & daughters Mary and

Tamer 0/5/5

Wm Bass 1/0/1

George Pettyford & wife 0/2/2

Thomas Ash & Wife Abigail 0/2/2

Wm Burnal & wife Ann 0/2/2 ? (ink blot)

Thomas Going 0/1/1
Joseph Holly & wife Patt 0/2/2
John Pons & wife Patt 0/2/2
Robert Day 1/0/1
Gilbert Chavos 1/0/1
Edward Gowen 0/1/1
Michael Gowen 0/1/1
Joseph Gowen 0/1/1
William Chavos, Son Wm, Aquillar Snelling, John

Huins// Peter

Gordon, Nanney?, Frank Moll, Pomp 0/10/10

William Going & Son Joseph 2/0/2

William Going & Son Joseph 2/0/2

Abigail Jones 0/3/3

1756 No free Blacks

1757 The tax lists are well preserved for this year, but mostly do not give racial identity
directly.

List of Richard Harris

William Gowen List Son Joseph & William 3 0

Nathaniel Halley List Son Julias Negro Peter 2 1

Benjamin Chavus & Jane his wife 2 total

George Petteford and Luce his wife 2 tithables

Larance Petteford and mary his wife 2

George Anderson Son Jere daughter Cathrine 3

Lewis Anderson & Sarah is wife Shadrach Lewis sons

Elisha & Sare Daughters 6

List of Samuel Henderson

William Bass 1 tithe

Wm. Chavers 10

Phil Chavers 3

Joseph Halley 2

Joseph Gowen 1

Gideon Gowen 1

Geo Anderson Neo. Peter & Dina 4

List of John Martin

Gibbia Chavers 1

Richard Chavers 1

Edward Harris 1

List of Gid. Macon

Thos: Goeing, Jno. Seemore [torn]

List Retd. by William Johnson [shf.]: perhaps insolvents

Goin, Chrisr. 1

Hawly, Joseph 2

Insolvent list retd. by William Johnson, Shf.

Chavers, Benj. 1

1758 List of Thos. Person

Alexander Anderson 1

Jos. Bass 1

List of Jas. Yancey

Nathaniel Halley son Julius Robert Sorril Negro Peter 3 1

William Gowing Son William 2 0

List of Nathl. Harris

Wm. Holley 1 0

George Anderson (Blackman) 0 1

Lawrence Petteford (Do) 0 1

Lewis Petteford (Do) 0 1

George Petteford (Do) 0 1

Natt. Harris, Harriss Amey 1 2

James Reaves and son James and Mary Anderson negro 0 3

Wm. Bass 1 0

Saml. Bass 1 0

List of Wm. Johnson Shf, [insolvent list]

Hally, Joseph (insolvent) 2 tithes

1759 List very incomplete

List of John Pope

Edward Hulin, Mary Hulin Mulattoes 2 tithes

Joseph Goin, Mulattoe 1

Edward Goin, Mulattoe 1

Thomas Goin, William Gray White 2

William Anderson, John Anderson whites 2
James Goin Mulattoe, William Goin Mulattoe 2
Michael Goin, Mulattoe, John Wilson, Mulattoe 2
William Anderson, John Anderson whites 2

Delinquent and insolvent list

Petiford, Lewis 1

Huland, Edward 2

Going, James 2

Anderson, Geo. 1

Anderson, Wm I believe twice listd. 2

1758-9? undated list of Phil. Hawkins filed as “undated” in box 19

Phillip Chaves, wife Selah, Nego. Jordin 3 tithes

Edwd. Harris, Wife Sary N 2

1760 almost no original lists preserved

1761 whites/Blacks male/Blacks f/ Blacks 12-16

Fishing Creek District

Joseph Hawley Wife Martha & Daughters Sarah & Mary 0/1/3/0

William Chavers Junr & Slave Gorden 0/2/0/0

John Griffin Wife Miles & Fanny Bunch 0/1/2/0

Gideon Bunch Son William 0/2/0/0

Aquilla Snelling Wife Lettice & hired woman Amey 0/1/2/0

Gibbea Chavers wife Nanny 0/1/1/0

List of Fishing Creek District by Daniel Harris

Mulattos:

Samuell Hay Susannah hay wif 2

John Tomson Hannar Tomson wif [torn]

Epping Forest District

William Chavers, Wife Francis, Daughters Keziah & Janny,

John Hewens & Slaves Peter Frank Jig Moll & Nooney 0/3/7/0

Edward Harris Wife Sarah Daughter Amey 0/1/2/0

Oxford District

James Reeves, son Jeremiah & negro Charles 2/0/0/1

Lewis Anderson. Wife Sarah, Sons Shadrack & Lewis, Daughters

Lishia, Mary & Sarah 0/3/4/0

George Anderson, Wife Mary, Sons Jeremiah & Nehemiah 0/3/1/0

George Pettiford, Wife Lucy0/3/1/0

George Harris, WIfe Cathrine 0/1/1/0

Lawrence Pettiford, Wife Mary 0/1/1/0

Edward Bass, Wife Tamer 0/1/1/0

Benjamin Bass, Wife Mary & Brother James 0/2/1/0

Samuel Bass0/1/0/0

William Bass, Son Thomas 0/2/0/0

Joseph Bass, wife Janay 0/1/1/0

Goodwin’s District by Gideon Macon: total/whites/male slaves

16+/male slaves 12-16/female slaves/ free black

Jesse Ingram 4 total 1(white)

Richd. Ingram 1(white)

moll Beb a mollatto woman 1 free black

Charles 16+ male slave

List of John Pope

Thomas, Moses Gowin. Refuses to List his wife 2 tithes

William Hewlin 1

Edward Hewlin, Mary Hewlin 2

Michael Gowin, John Wilson. Refuses to list his wife 2

Joseph Gowin. Refuses to list his wife 1

List of Robt. Harris for Granville Parish

Edward Going sons Edwd. Reeps 0 white/3black males

Country Line District by Larkin Johnston

William Anderson 1

William Gowin, James Gowin 2

William Gowin Junr, Jesse Chandlor 2

Babtist District by Daniel Harris

Masters white black mulatto

___Hay & Sarah Hay wife

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Bash Jones

ann Jones wif

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Richard Acock, George Night

Marey Acock wife, Elizabeth

Ledbetter mother, Richard Acock son,

____Acock daughter, Sarah Acock

daughter, Elizabeth Acock daughter

James Prince

Sisle Prince wife

John Prince son

Nance Prince daur.

Cross Road District by Jas. Paine

masters free men male slaves female slaves male slaves mulattos&c

Mary Gill

Mary Jones

Thos Jones

Mary Jones

John Jeffries

Mary Jeffries

Robert Callier Peter Nan, Frank Joseph Jeffries

Ruth Jeffries

John Davis

Marget Davis

Joseph Allen Alexr. Burnham Charles Goodman

Jane Goodman

1762 Bare Swamp District

Masters whites free male male female total

blacks slaves

16+ 12-16

Phillip Chavers & Celea Chavers & Negr. Pegg & Parrott

2 2 4

Richard Chavers & wife Lucrese & son John & Daughter Mille

4 4

List of John Pope for St. Johns Parish

Michael Gowin, Mulattoe, John Willson2 tithes

Thomas Gowin, Moses Gowin 2

William Hewlin 1

William Bass 1

Edward Gowin Senr. Mulla., Reps Gowin, Edward Gowin 3

Sampson Bass 1

Thos. Hulin 1

Epping Forest District [Note that male & female categories

include those listed in the white & black categories]

Edward Harris & wife Sarah daughtr. Amey 3 blacks, 1 male, 2

females 1 over 16, 3 total

William Chavers & wife Frances, John Hewens, daughters Kezia

& Fanny, Slaves Joe, Frank, Gordan, Newney, Jigg & Moll

1 white, 10 black, 5 males, 6 females, 5 over 16, total 11

Fishing Creek District

James Gowing, Son William, Refs. to list his wife

2 whites, 0 blacks, 2 males, 0 females, 2 over 16, 2 total

Gibiah Chavers, his wife Nancy

0 whites, 2 blacks, 1 male, 1 female, 1 over 16, 2 total

Aquila Snelling & wife Lettice

0 white, 2 blacks, 1 male, a female, 1 over 16, 2 total

Gibiah Bunch Son William. Refs. to list his wife &c

2 white, 0 blacks, 2 males, 0 females, 2 over 16, 2 total

John Griffin & wife Miles

0 white, 2 black, 1 male, 1 female, 1 over 16, 2 total

William Chavers Jur.

0 white, 1 black, 1 male, 1 over 16, 1 total

James Shoemake & wife Mary

0 white, 2 black, 1 male, 1 female, 1 over 16, 2 total

Country Line District

William Gowin Junr 2 white

List of _____

masters free men male slaves female slaves mulattos&c

Thomas Hawtorn Tom Frank Joe Jeffries, Ruth

Jeffries

Jno. Jefferas, Mary

Jefferas

List of Daniel Harrris for Little Fishing Creek District

Arthur Robison, Francis Kington Shadrick Brewer

Granville Parish by Robert Harris

Joseph Going Mulato not listed his wife

List of Saml. Benton for Oxford District & Fishing Creek

George Anderson, wife Mary, sons Jeremiah,

Nehemiah 4 blacks, 3 males, 1 female, 3 over 16, 4 total

George Pettiford, wife Lucy & Rachel Butler

3 blacks, 1 male, 2 females, 1 over 16, 3 total

George Harris, wife Catherine, Daughter mary

3 blacks, 1 male, 2 females, 1 over 16, 3 total

Joseph Bass & wife Jane

2 blacks, 1 male, 1 female, 1 over 16, 2 total

Joseph Hawley & wife Martha, daughters Sarah, mary &

Martha 5 blacks, 1 male, 4 females, 1 over 16, 5 total

Lawrence Pettiford & wife Mary

2 blacks, 0 males, 1 female, 1 over 16, 2 total

Edward Bass & wife Tamer

2 blacks, 1 male, 1 female, 1 over 16, 2 total

Lewis Anderson, wife Sarah, sons Shadrick, Lewis,

daughters Leshea, mary, & Sarah

7 blacks, 3 males, 4 females, 3 over 16, 7 total

Benja. Bass, wife Mary, daughter Selah & brother

James 4 blacks, 2 males, 2 females, 2 over 16, 4 total

Baptist District by Daniel Harris

James Prince master, John prince Mulatto

Bash Jones master, Wm Jones, John Jones, Ann Jones Mulattos
Shocco District

Solomon Alston Junr. & Willm. Black, Negroes

Wm. Nichols, Daniel & Sharper, females

Fillis Moll Venus & Little Fillis

1 Master, 1 white, 1 free black, 2 male slaves 16+, 4 female

slaves

Smiths Creek District by Jas. Paine

Charles Goodman Master, Jane Goodman Mulattos &c

Mulattos &c: Mary Jones, Thos. Jones, Mary Jones

Mulattos &c: Mary Gill

List of Phil. Pryor

John Portee Senr., John Portee Junr. Uriah Portee, Rachael

Portee Milly Portee Sarah Ason Lucy Wilson, Basel Wilson

0W, 0B, 6 total

Goodwins District

William Hawley 1 tithe

Jacob Bass, son Alexr & negro Dick 3

list of insolvents

Bunch, Gibbey 2

Gowen, James 2

Going, Michael 2

Going, Edward 2

Going, Jos. 1

Harris, Edward 3

Hawley, Jos. 5

list of insolvents for 1762 taxremaining in arrears as of

7 Sept. 1771

Gowen, Michael 2

Gowen, Edward 3

Gowen, Joseph 1

Harris, Edward 3

Hawley, Joseph 5

1763 only a few lists extant

Bare Swamp District

Thos. Smith & son Wm. & John Anderson & Negr. Peter Ebo

peter Jack Bett & Lucy 8

Will. Eaves & son Will. & Benjamin & Thos. Cheaves 4

Richard Chavers & sons John Lurany Milly Suffiah 4

List of Insolvents

Chavers, Richard 5

Evans, Major 2

Gowen, James 2

Going, Edward 2

Going, Wm. 1 Rong listed 1

Hawley, Joseph 5

Harris, Jane 1

Jones, Bash 5

Jefferis, Joseph 3

Jones, Mary Negro4

Jefferis, Jno. 2

Petiford, Geo. 2

1764 Good lists survive. In most all districts the categories are

white males, Black males, black females and “boys” ie. black

males aged 12-16.

Person’s List

Pettiford, George & wife Lucy 0-1-1-0

Yancey’s List ( part missing)

Gowen, Joseph 1-0-0-0

Gowen, William 1-0-0-0

Jones, Ambrose, James Jones & Ambrose Jones.

Negro Luse & Luse 3-0-2-0

List of Robert Harris

Cape, John and William Gowen 2-0-0-0

List of Samuel Benton (extant in two forms, one alphabetized. The unalphabetized list
os given, but this is damaged in some places ane is supplemented from the other list, in
square brackets.

Jas. Gowen, James Lunceford 2-0-0-0

Edwd. Harris his wife Sarah daughter Amy Lucy & Nancy 0-1-40

Lewis Anderson & his sons Lewis Shadrick his Wife &

Daughters Lisha & Sarah 0-3-3-0

Larrance Peteford his wife & son Isham 0-1-1-0

[Benjamin Bass Wife Mary & Daughters Saley & Winney 0-1-3-0

[Jeremia]h Anderson his Wife Margt & David Melche(?) 0-2-1-0

Edward Bass & Wife Taimer 0-1-1-0

Edwd. Harris WIfe Catheren & Daughter Mary 0-1-2-0

Henry Fuller, Thos. Smith & William Bunch 2-1-0-0

Geo. Anderson Wife Mary & Son Nehemiah 0-2-1-0

List of Smauel Benton (another district, but on same alph.

summary)

Aquilla Snelling Wife Lattace & Thos. Huland 0-2-1-0

James Shomake, his wife Marry 0-1-1-0

Mayer Evens Wife Martha & Arther Evens 0-2-1-0

Wm. Chaves [junr.] his wife Elender 0-1-1-0

Richd. Jones Wife Barshaba 0-1-1-0

Jos. Bass & Wife Jenney 0-1-1-0

Wm. Chavis, his wife Francis daughter Kasiah slaves

Joe Gordon Frank nooney Jigg & moll 0-4-5-0

Reubin Bass & wife Mary 0-1-1-0

[Gib]by Chavis & wife Nanny 0-1-1-0

[Joseph] Hawley Wife Martha & son Jacob 0-2-1-0

[Ri]chd. Chavis Wife Luraner son Jno Daughter

Milly & Soffe 0-2-3-0

Lewis Peteford & Wife Catherin & daughter 0-1-2-0

Wm. Hugland 0-1-0-0

List of John Pope(categories as in Benton’s lists)

Going, Thomas & Moses 2-0-0-0

Going, Joseph & James Harrison Molatto 1-1-0-0

Going, Edward & Edward Molatto 0-2-0-0

Harris, Gillam, Edward David William Hewet Jean Taylor 4-0-1-0

List of Thos. Person

George Petteford & wife Lucey 2 tithes

List of insolvents

Bass, Joseph2

Chavers, Richard 2

Gowen, Jos. 2

Gowen, James 2

Pettyford, George 2

Shoemake, James 2

1765 William Burford’s District

Joseph Oke Molatto 2 tithes

William Going Molatto not listed 2

County Line district by James Yancy

Ambroos Jones, James Jones Jur., Ambroos Jones Junr.,

negro Luse luse 3W, 2B

Joseph Gions 1, 0

Wm. Gions 1,0

John James 1,0

List of Sanuel Benton for Oxford District (categories are

whites, male Blacks, female Blacks, boys)

Jane Braswell Negro woman 0-0-1-0

Lawrence Petteford Wife Mary & son Isham 0-2-1-0

Lewis Anderson WIfe Sarah Son Shadrach & Lewis, Daughters

Lesha & Sarah 0-3-3-0

Benjamin Bass & wife Tamer 0-1-1-0

David Mitchel & wife Silvey 0-1-1-0

George Anderson Wife Mary & Son Nehemiah 0-2-1-0

Reubin Bass Wife Mary 2-0-0-0

List of Samuel Benton for Epping Forest District

Edward Harris Wife Sarah Daughter Nann Amy & Lucy 0-1-4-0

List of Wm. Bullock

Solomon Harris, Sarah his wife & William his son 0w, 3B

Randolph Lockalear & Sarah his wife 0w. 2B

Susanah Chavers 0w, 1B

176(5?) List of Reuben Searcey

Lewis Petiford, wife Catherine 0w, 2B

George Petiford, wife Lucy 0w, 2B

Box CR 44.601.20 1766 gives alphabetical summary only:

1766 Anderson, Lewis 5

Anderson, George 3

Anderson, Jeremiah 2

Bass, Benjamin 4

Bass, Reubin 2

Bass, Edward 2

Chavers, Gabriel 3

Chavers, William 9

Chavers, William Junr. 2

Chavers, Luraner 3

Evans, Major 2

Goin, Joseph 2

Gowin, Thomas 1

Gowing, Joseph 1

Gowin, Edward 1

Gowin, Reps 1

Hawley, Joseph 4

Harris, Edward 4

Harris, Edward 1

Jones, Ambrose 6

Jones, Richard 1

Lockelear, Randolph 3

Mitchel, David 10

Mitchel, David 2

Petteford, George 2

Petteford, Lewis 2

Petteford, Lawrence 3

Snelling, Aquillus 2

Tyler, Bartlet 2

Tyler, William 2

Memo of those as has not listed with John Pope

James Matthews (Mullattoe, has a wife and Daughter not listed)

Joseph Gowin (Mullattoe, has a wife and other Family not listed)

Edward Gowin (Mullattoe, has a wife &c not listed)

1767 list of Philips Pryor

Joseph Gowen, Presley Harrison John Cunningham, Minor Cockram 4w, 0B

list of John Pope (white, Black male, Black female)

Thomas Gowin 2-0-0

Moses Gowin 1-0-0

James Matthews 0-3-0

Joseph Gowin 0-2-0

Edward Gowin 0-1-0

Edward Gowin Jr.0-1-0

Edward Harris 1-0-1

Richard Jones 0-2-1

Aabraham Jones 0-1-1

List of Stephen Jett

Edward Harris & wife Sarah Harris, Daughters

Molly, Lucy & Nanny Harris 5

Joseph Hauley wife Marthew Harris &

Daughters Sarah, Mary & Marthew S sons

Jacob & Nathan Hauley 7

Archibald Mitchell & Wife Sealia Mitchell 2

Aquilla Snelling, Wife Lettiss & Neg. Bull 3

Benjamin Bass wife Mary, Son Hardey &

Daug. Winney 4

Reuben Bass & Wife Mary 2

Lawrence Pettiford Wife Mary & son Isham 3

Lewis Anderson, Wife Sarah & sons Shadrach,

Elijh. & Lewis 5

George Anderson Wife Mary & son Nehemiah

& Nathan Bass 4

Gibb Chavers & wife Ann 2

Major Evans & wife Martha 2

Alexander Snelling & James Blackley 2

Edward Bass & wife Tamer 2

Richard Tyler Neg Bennet 2

William Chavers Jur. & wife Ellendor 2

Susannah Chavers, Sons John, Robert, Daughts.

Milley & Charity 5

John Dickerson, Thomas Dickerson, John Easter,

Shadrack Chavis & Negro Cate 5

Willian Chavers, wife Francis Daugr. Fanny

Joh, Gordon, Nanny, Frank, Moll 8

Lewis Pettiford Wife Catarean daugr.

Coartney, Nelly, & Easter Mitchell5

Ann Bullock Dick, Jack, Sarah, Jenny, Dill 6 Blacks

list of ______(torn)

Benjamin Ragland, Rasmus Evans & Wife Mary, Squire & Hannah 1W, 4B

List of?

William Tyler Free Negro wife Frankey 2 Blacks

Separate List later in reel, Philip Pryors List

Joseph Gowen Prisly Morrison John Cunningham Minor Cocer?

4 white

1768 list of David Mitchell

George Pettiford & wife Lucy 0w, 2B

list of Jonathan Kittrell

Alexander Snelling & James Blackley 2

Gibeon Chavers & his wife Ann 2

Major Evans & his wife Ann 2

Edward Harris, Wife Sarah, son Ned Daughters Nanna Luce Nell 6

Willm Chavers & Wife Frances – Daughter Fanny Negros Jo. &

Gordon, Frank, Moll & Dila 8

Joseph Holley & Wife Martha sons Jacob & Nathan Daughters

Mary & Martha 6

John Dickerson, Thomas Dickerson John Hester Shadrach Chavers

Negroes Luce Barshaba & Cate 7

list of John Pope

Thomas Gowin, John Gowin, Alston Hopkins 3 tithes

Abraham Jones – wife Charity 2

Edward Harris, Nego. Girl Pegg 2

Richard Jones, his Wife Mary, his son Epheraim 3

Moses Gowin [torn]

Joseph Gowin his Nat 2

Laurance Petteford his wife Mary, Isam Petteford, Phelimon

Petteford [torn]

Archabald Mitchel, his wife Sealey [torn]

list of Stephen Jett

Edward Bass & Wife Tamer 2

Lewis Pettyford, wife Catharen & Daughter Cortney 3

Lewis Anderson, Wife Sarah sons Shadarick, Elisha & Lewis 5

Benjamin Bass, wife Mary, sons Hardy & Benjamin Daughters

Winney & Morning 6

Reuben Bass & Wife Mary 2

George Anderson wife Mary & Nathan Bass 3

list of Len Henley Bullock

David Mitchell (Negro) lists Self & Wife 0w. 2B

Sarah Smith (Malato) 0,1

list of Robert Harris

Bartlet Tyler his Wife and Sister Jane

1769 summary list from microfilm

white/ Black/ Carriage wheels

Anderson, George 0/3/0

Anderson, Lewis 0/5/0

Bass, Benjamin 0/6/0

Bass, Edward 0/2/0

Bass, Reuben 0/2/0

Chavers, William 0/8/0

Chavers, Gibea 0/3/0

Chavers, Luranah 1/4/0

Chavers, Shadrack 0/2/0

Chavers, William Jr 0/1/0

Evans, Major 0/2/0

Gowen, Thomas 3/0/0

Gowen, Moses 2/0/0

Gowen, William 1/0/0

Gowen, Edward 0/1/0

Hawley, Joseph 0/8/0

Harris, Edward 0/6/0

Jones, Richard 0/2/0

Jones, Ambrose 0/1/0

Pettiford, Lawrence 0/5/0

Pettiford, George 0/4/0

Snelling, Aquilla 1/2/0

Snelling, Alexander 2/0/0

Tylor, Bartlet 0/2/0

1771 Granville Taxables, summary from microfilm

Total

Anderson, Lewis 6

Bass, Nathan 3

Bass, Reuben 2

Bass, Edward 3

Bass, Benjamin 5

Chavers, Gibea 6

Chavers, William Sr 9

Gowin, Thomas 2

Gowin, Moses1

Gowin, John 1

Gowin, Edward 1

Gowin, Joseph 2

Harris, Edward 7

Hawley, Joseph 5

Jones, Ambrose 6

Jones, Richard 2

Mitchell, David 2 (F.N.)

Pettiford, Lawrence 5

Snelling, Aquilla 3

Snelling, Alexander 2

Tylor, Bartlet 1

Tiner, Samuel 3

Taber, Ezekiel 2

John Going 1 tithe

John Chavers 1

Lewis Anderson 1

George Anderson 1

1749 (incomplete lists with no breakdown by race and subsidiary

tithes not named)

List of John Martin

William Chaves 6 tithes

List of Jonathan White

George Anderson 2

Larrance Petteford 1

Lewis Anderson 2

Bartholomew Chaues 1

William Bass 1

1750 Relatively complete lists, but not providing racial breakdown and not naming the
subsidiary tithes in most cases.

List of Edwd. Jones

Michel Gooin 2

175[0?] List of Wm. Eaton

List of Saml. Henderson

Gibion Bunch 2

List of William Person

James Turner & his wife Mary & son David mollatoes & Two negroes Tom & Phill [torn]

List of Jonathan White

Edward Harris 2

Lawrence Pettiford 1

George Anderson 4

Lewis Anderson 4

Joseph Hawley 2

Richard Chaves 2

1751 (Lists do not seem to be complete, and give no racial breakdown, but do appear to tax
mixed-race wives in most cases.

List of Jonathan White (alphabetized)

Anderson, Lewis son Shadrick Elisha Daughtr & Mary Daughter 4

Anderson, Geo. Wife & Son George Son Jeremiah & Daughter Kate 5

Bass, Wm. and wife 2

Hally, Joseph & wife 2

Hawly, Nathll. 1

Hawly, Wm.1

Harris, Ed. and wife 2

Petterford, Lawrance 1

List of Wm. Person

James Turner & Mary his Wife & Daughter Moll, Negroes Phil

& Tom 0 white 2 negro, 3 mol.

List of Saml Henderson

William Going 2

1752 A number of districts provide a racial breakdown beginning in this year.

List of Robt. Harris

Anderson, George his wife and Sons George, Jermiah and Daughter Kate 0 white 5 black

Bass, William 1 0

Pettiford Lawrence and his wife Mary 0 2

List of Jonathan White

Luis ander Son (sic) 0 4

mallichy Reeves 0 1

James Turner 0 2

List of _____

Edward Harris negro 1

1753 List of Robert Harris (“one of his lists”)

George Anderson 0 1

William Going and his son 2 0

Lewis Anderson & son Shadrach Daughters Lisha and Mary 1 4

Edward Harris negro and Refuseth to list his wife 1 1

Robt. Mitchell, John Going 2 tithes

Richard Chavers negro 1

List of Robert Harris [another district]

Anderson, George and his Wife son Jeremian and Daughter Kathrine 0 4

Bass, Wm 1 0

Holly, William 1 0

Holly, William 1 0

Holly, Nathaniel and negro Peter 1 1

Petiford, Lawrence and his wife 0 2

List of Jno. Brantly

William Chavis tenn himself and sons Gibbin & William & Negro slaves Peter:
Gordon:Noon:Frank:Moll: Pomp & Gilly

List of Osborn Jeffreys

Robert Davis 0 1

Thomas Going 1 1

Michal Going 0 1

Edward Going 0 1

List of Lemuel Lanier

Wm. Chavis 7 tithes

Philip Chavis 1

Joseph Halley 1

Thomas Going 1

Michall Going 1

Michall Going 1

1754 list of Gideon Macon

Jno. Davis 0 1

Wm. Lewes & his wife Betty 1 1

Jno. Stroud, Micajah Bunch & Liddy Bunch1 2

List of Osborn Jeffreys

William Burnal 0 1

Michal Going 1 0

Robert Davis, Marget Davis, Ephrim Davis & Sarah Davis 0 4

Thomas Going 0 1

List of John Sallis (categories are: white tithes, free male negros or mulattos, free
female negros or mulattos, slaves)

Lewis Anderson, his Wife Sarah, Son Shadrach, Daughters Elisha, Mary, Tamer0-2-4-0

Joseph Holley, his wife Matthew 0-1-1-0

List of Edwd. Moore

Wm. Chavis Francis Gibeon William Jur. Lettis Gesier Francis Sons & Wife and Daughters
Negroes Gordin Peter Nune Frank Alce mol 13 total

List of Robt. Harris (alphabetized)

Anderson, George and his wife and son Jerh: and Daughter Kate 0 4

Bass, William 1 0

Holly, Nathll. Negro Peter 1 1

Harris, Edward negro and his wife black 0 2

Locus, James and his wife 0 2

Pettiford, Laurence and his wife 0 2

Pettiford, George 0 1

Pone, John and his wife 0 2

1755 summary list (from microfilm) C.044.70012 NC Archives

whites/ Blacks/ Total

George Anderson & wife

Son Jerry & daughter Catherine 0/4/4

Lawrence Pettiford & wife 0/2/2

Lewis Anderson & wife, son

Shadrack & daughters Mary and

Tamer 0/5/5

Wm Bass 1/0/1

George Pettyford & wife 0/2/2

Thomas Ash & Wife Abigail 0/2/2

Wm Burnal & wife Ann 0/2/2 ? (ink blot)

Thomas Going 0/1/1

Joseph Holly & wife Patt 0/2/2

John Pons & wife Patt 0/2/2

Robert Day 1/0/1

Gilbert Chavos 1/0/1

Edward Gowen 0/1/1

Michael Gowen 0/1/1

Joseph Gowen 0/1/1

William Chavos, Son Wm, Aquillar Snelling, John Huins// Peter

Gordon, Nanney?, Frank Moll, Pomp 0/10/10

William Going & Son Joseph 2/0/2

William Going & Son Joseph 2/0/2

Abigail Jones 0/3/3

1756 No free Blacks

1757 The tax lists are well preserved for this year, but mostly do not give racial identity
directly.

List of Richard Harris

William Gowen List Son Joseph & William 3 0

Nathaniel Halley List Son Julias Negro Peter 2 1

Benjamin Chavus & Jane his wife 2 total

George Petteford and Luce his wife 2 tithables

Larance Petteford and mary his wife 2

George Anderson Son Jere daughter Cathrine 3

Lewis Anderson & Sarah is wife Shadrach Lewis sons

Elisha & Sare Daughters 6

List of Samuel Henderson

William Bass 1 tithe

Wm. Chavers 10

Phil Chavers 3

Joseph Halley 2

Joseph Gowen 1

Gideon Gowen 1

Geo Anderson Neo. Peter & Dina 4

List of John Martin

Gibbia Chavers 1

Richard Chavers 1

Edward Harris 1

List of Gid. Macon

Thos: Goeing, Jno. Seemore [torn]

List Retd. by William Johnson [shf.]: perhaps insolvents

Goin, Chrisr. 1

Hawly, Joseph 2

Insolvent list retd. by William Johnson, Shf.

Chavers, Benj. 1

1758 List of Thos. Person

Alexander Anderson 1

Jos. Bass 1

List of Jas. Yancey

Nathaniel Halley son Julius Robert Sorril Negro Peter 3 1

William Gowing Son William 2 0

List of Nathl. Harris

Wm. Holley 1 0

George Anderson (Blackman) 0 1

Lawrence Petteford (Do) 0 1

Lewis Petteford (Do) 0 1

George Petteford (Do) 0 1

Natt. Harris, Harriss Amey 1 2

James Reaves and son James and Mary anderson negro 0 3

Wm. Bass 1 0

Saml. Bass 1 0

List of Wm. Johnson Shf, [insolvent list]

Hally, Joseph (insolvent) 2 tithes

1759 List very incomplete

List of John Pope

Edward Hulin, Mary Hulin Mulattoes 2 tithes

Joseph Goin, Mulattoe 1

Edward Goin, Mulattoe 1

Thomas Goin, William Gray White 2

William Anderson, John Anderson whites 2

James Goin Mulattoe, William Goin Mulattoe 2

Michael Goin, Mulattoe, John Wilson, Mulattoe 2

William Anderson, John Anderson whites 2

Delinquent and insolvent list

Petiford, Lewis 1

Huland, Edward 2

Going, James 2

Anderson, Geo. 1

Anderson, Wm I believe twice listd. 2

1758-9? undated list of Phil. Hawkins filed as “undated” in box 19

Phillip Chaves, wife Selah, Nego. Jordin 3 tithes

Edwd. Harris, Wife Sary N 2

1760 almost no original lists preserved

1761 whites/Blacks male/Blacks f/ Blacks 12-16

Fishing Creek District

Joseph Hawley Wife Martha & Daughters Sarah & Mary 0/1/3/0

William Chavers Junr & Slave Gorden 0/2/0/0

John Griffin Wife Miles & Fanny Bunch 0/1/2/0

Gideon Bunch Son William 0/2/0/0

Aquilla Snelling Wife Lettice & hired woman Amey 0/1/2/0

Gibbea Chavers wife Nanny 0/1/1/0

List of Fishing Creek District by Daniel Harris

Mulattos:

Samuell Hay Susannah hay wif 2

John Tomson Hannar Tomson wif [torn]

Epping Forest District

William Chavers, Wife Francis, Daughters Keziah & Janny,

John Hewens & Slaves Peter Frank Jig Moll & Nooney 0/3/7/0

Edward Harris Wife Sarah Daughter Amey 0/1/2/0

Oxford District

James Reeves, son Jeremiah & negro Charles 2/0/0/1

Lewis Anderson. Wife Sarah, Sons Shadrack & Lewis, Daughters

Lishia, Mary & Sarah 0/3/4/0

George Anderson, Wife Mary, Sons Jeremiah & Nehemiah 0/3/1/0

George Pettiford, Wife Lucy0/3/1/0

George Harris, WIfe Cathrine 0/1/1/0

Lawrence Pettiford, Wife Mary 0/1/1/0

Edward Bass, Wife Tamer 0/1/1/0

Benjamin Bass, Wife Mary & Brother James 0/2/1/0

Samuel Bass0/1/0/0

William Bass, Son Thomas 0/2/0/0

Joseph Bass, wife Janay 0/1/1/0

Goodwin’s District by Gideon Macon: total/whites/male slaves

16+/male slaves 12-16/female slaves/ free black

Jesse Ingram 4 total 1(white)

Richd. Ingram 1(white)

moll Beb a mollatto woman 1 free black

Charles 16+ male slave

List of John Pope

Thomas, Moses Gowin. Refuses to List his wife 2 tithes

William Hewlin 1

Edward Hewlin, Mary Hewlin 2

Michael Gowin, John Wilson. Refuses to list his wife 2

Joseph Gowin. Refuses to list his wife 1

List of Robt. Harris for Granville Parish

Edward Going sons Edwd. Reeps 0 white/3black males

Country Line District by Larkin Johnston

William Anderson 1

William Gowin, James Gowin 2

William Gowin Junr, Jesse Chandlor 2

Babtist District by Daniel Harris

Masters white black mulatto

___Hay & Sarah Hay wife

Bash Jones

ann Jones wif

Richard Acock, George Night

Marey Acock wife, Elizabeth

Ledbetter mother, Richard Acock son,

____acock daughter, Sarah acock

daughter, Elizabeth acock daughter

James Prince

Sisle Prince wife

John Prince son

Nance Prince daur.

Cross Road District by Jas. Paine

masters free men male slaves female slaves male slaves mulattos&c

Mary Gill

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Mary Jones

Thos Jones

Mary Jones

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John Jeffries

Mary Jeffries

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Robert Callier Peter Nan, Frank Joseph Jeffries

Ruth Jeffries

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John Davis

Marget Davis

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Joseph Allen Alexr. Burnham Charles Goodman

Jane Goodman

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1762 Bare Swamp District

Masters whites free male male female total

blacks slaves

16+ 12-16

Phillip Chavers & Celea Chavers & Negr. Pegg & Parrott

2 2 4

Richard Chavers & wife Lucrese & son John & Daughter Mille

4 4

List of John Pope for St. Johns Parish

Michael Gowin, Mulattoe, John Willson2 tithes

Thomas Gowin was listed as a purchaser at the estate sale of James McGehee on November 23, 1774, according to “Granville County, North Carolina Wills, 1746-1808.”

Other purchasers included: Joseph McGehee, John Champion, Charles McGehee, Joseph Wade, John Neville, William McGehee, Ferrel McGehee, Amstead Roberts. According to by John Pope, Sheriff.

Thomas Gowin, Moses Gowin 2

William Hewlin 1

William Bass 1

Edward Gowin Senr. Mulla., Reps Gowin, Edward Gowin 3

Sampson Bass 1

Thos. Hulin 1

Epping Forest District [Note that male & female categories

include those listed in the white & black categories]

Edward Harris & wife Sarah daughtr. Amey 3 blacks, 1 male, 2

females 1 over 16, 3 total

William Chavers & wife Frances, John Hewens, daughters Kezia

& Fanny, Slaves Joe, Frank, Gordan, Newney, Jigg & Moll

1 white, 10 black, 5 males, 6 females, 5 over 16, total 11

Fishing Creek District

James Gowing, Son William, Refs. to list his wife

2 whites, 0 blacks, 2 males, 0 females, 2 over 16, 2 total

Gibiah Chavers, his wife Nancy

0 whites, 2 blacks, 1 male, 1 female, 1 over 16, 2 total

Aquila Snelling & wife Lettice

0 white, 2 blacks, 1 male, a female, 1 over 16, 2 total

Gibiah Bunch Son William. Refs. to list his wife &c

2 white, 0 blacks, 2 males, 0 females, 2 over 16, 2 total

John Griffin & wife Miles

0 white, 2 black, 1 male, 1 female, 1 over 16, 2 total

William Chavers Jur.

0 white, 1 black, 1 male, 1 over 16, 1 total

James Shoemake & wife Mary

0 white, 2 black, 1 male, 1 female, 1 over 16, 2 total

Country Line District

William Gowin Junr 2 white

List of _____

masters free men male slaves female slaves mulattos&c

Thomas Hawtorn Tom Frank Joe Jeffries, Ruth

Jeffries

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Jno. Jefferas, Mary

Jefferas

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List of Daniel Harrris for Little Fishing Creek District

Arthur Robison, Francis Kington Shadrick Brewer

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Granville Parish by Robert Harris

Joseph Going Mulato not listed his wife

List of Saml. Benton for Oxford District & Fishing Creek

George Anderson, wife Mary, sons Jeremiah,

Nehemiah 4 blacks, 3 males, 1 female, 3 over 16, 4 total

George Pettiford, wife Lucy & Rachel Butler

3 blacks, 1 male, 2 females, 1 over 16, 3 total

George Harris, wife Catherine, Daughter mary

3 blacks, 1 male, 2 females, 1 over 16, 3 total

Joseph Bass & wife Jane

2 blacks, 1 male, 1 female, 1 over 16, 2 total

Joseph Hawley & wife Martha, daughters Sarah, mary &

Martha 5 blacks, 1 male, 4 females, 1 over 16, 5 total

Lawrence Pettiford & wife Mary

2 blacks, 0 males, 1 female, 1 over 16, 2 total

Edward Bass & wife Tamer

2 blacks, 1 male, 1 female, 1 over 16, 2 total

Lewis Anderson, wife Sarah, sons Shadrick, Lewis,

daughters Leshea, mary, & Sarah

7 blacks, 3 males, 4 females, 3 over 16, 7 total

Benja. Bass, wife Mary, daughter Selah & brother

James 4 blacks, 2 males, 2 females, 2 over 16, 4 total

Baptist District by Daniel Harris

James Prince master, John prince Mulatto

Bash Jones master, Wm Jones, John Jones, Ann Jones Mulattos

Shocco District

Solomon Alston Junr. & Willm. Black, Negroes

Wm. Nichols, Daniel & Sharper, females

Fillis Moll Venus & Little Fillis

1 Master, 1 white, 1 free black, 2 male slaves 16+, 4 female

slaves

Smiths Creek District by Jas. Paine

Charles Goodman Master, Jane Goodman Mulattos &c

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Mulattos &c: Mary Jones, Thos. Jones, Mary Jones

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Mulattos &c: Mary Gill

List of Phil. Pryor

John Portee Senr., John Portee Junr. Uriah Portee, Rachael

Portee Milly Portee Sarah Ason Lucy Wilson, Basel Wilson

0W, 0B, 6 total

Goodwins District

William Hawley 1 tithe

Jacob Bass, son Alexr & negro Dick 3

list of insolvents

Bunch, Gibbey 2

Gowen, James 2

Going, Michael 2

Going, Edward 2

Going, Jos. 1

Harris, Edward 3

Hawley, Jos. 5

list of insolvents for 1762 taxremaining in arrears as of

7 Sept. 1771

Gowen, Michael 2

Gowen, Edward 3

Gowen, Joseph 1

Harris, Edward 3

Hawley, Joseph 5

1763 only a few lists extant

Bare Swamp District

Thos. Smith & son Wm. & John Anderson & Negr. Peter Ebo

peter Jack Bett & Lucy 8

Will. Eaves & son Will. & Benjamin & Thos. Cheaves 4

Richard Chavers & sons John Lurany Milly Suffiah 4

List of Insolvents

Chavers, Richard 5

Evans, Major 2

Gowen, James 2

Going, Edward 2

Going, Wm. 1 Rong listed 1

Hawley, Joseph 5

Harris, Jane 1

Jones, Bash 5

Jefferis, Joseph 3

Jones, Mary Negro4

Jefferis, Jno. 2

Petiford, Geo. 2

1764 Good lists survive. In most all districts the categories are

white males, Black males, black females and “boys” ie. black

males aged 12-16.

Person’s List

Pettiford, George & wife Lucy 0-1-1-0

Yancey’s List ( part missing)

Gowen, Joseph 1-0-0-0

Gowen, William 1-0-0-0

Jones, Ambrose, James Jones & Ambrose Jones.

Negro Luse & Luse 3-0-2-0

List of Robert Harris

Cape, John and William Gowen 2-0-0-0

List of Samuel Benton (extant in two forms, one alphabetized. The unalphabetized list
os given, but this is damaged in some places ane is supplemented from the other list, in
square brackets.

Jas. Gowen, James Lunceford 2-0-0-0

Edwd. Harris his wife Sarah daughter Amy Lucy & Nancy 0-1-40

Lewis Anderson & his sons Lewis Shadrick his Wife &

Daughters Lisha & Sarah 0-3-3-0

Larrance Peteford his wife & son Isham 0-1-1-0

[Benjamin Bass Wife Mary & Daughters Saley & Winney 0-1-3-0

[Jeremia]h Anderson his Wife Margt & David Melche(?) 0-2-1-0

Edward Bass & Wife Taimer 0-1-1-0

Edwd. Harris WIfe Catheren & Daughter Mary 0-1-2-0

Henry Fuller, Thos. Smith & William Bunch 2-1-0-0

Geo. Anderson Wife Mary & Son Nehemiah 0-2-1-0

List of Smauel Benton (another district, but on same alph.

summary)

Aquilla Snelling Wife Lattace & Thos. Huland 0-2-1-0

James Shomake, his wife Marry 0-1-1-0

Mayer Evens Wife Martha & Arther Evens 0-2-1-0

Wm. Chaves [junr.] his wife Elender 0-1-1-0

Richd. Jones Wife Barshaba 0-1-1-0

Jos. Bass & Wife Jenney 0-1-1-0

Wm. Chavis, his wife Francis daughter Kasiah slaves

Joe Gordon Frank nooney Jigg & moll 0-4-5-0

Reubin Bass & wife Mary 0-1-1-0

[Gib]by Chavis & wife Nanny 0-1-1-0

[Joseph] Hawley Wife Martha & son Jacob 0-2-1-0

[Ri]chd. Chavis Wife Luraner son Jno Daughter

Milly & Soffe 0-2-3-0

Lewis Peteford & Wife Catherin & daughter 0-1-2-0

Wm. Hugland 0-1-0-0

List of John Pope(categories as in Benton’s lists)

Going, Thomas & Moses 2-0-0-0

Going, Joseph & James Harrison Molatto 1-1-0-0

Going, Edward & Edward Molatto 0-2-0-0

Harris, Gillam, Edward David William Hewet Jean Taylor 4-0-1-0

List of Thos. Person

George Petteford & wife Lucey 2 tithes

List of insolvents

Bass, Joseph2

Chavers, Richard 2

Gowen, Jos. 2

Gowen, James 2

Pettyford, George 2

Shoemake, James 2

1765 William Burford’s District

Joseph Oke Molatto 2 tithes

William Going Molatto not listed 2

County Line district by James Yancy

Ambroos Jones, James Jones Jur., Ambroos Jones Junr.,

negro Luse luse 3W, 2B

Joseph Gions 1, 0

Wm. Gions 1,0

John James 1,0

List of Sanuel Benton for Oxford District (categories are

whites, male Blacks, female Blacks, boys)

Jane Braswell Negro woman 0-0-1-0

Lawrence Petteford Wife Mary & son Isham 0-2-1-0

Lewis Anderson WIfe Sarah Son Shadrach & Lewis, Daughters

Lesha & Sarah 0-3-3-0

Benjamin Bass & wife Tamer 0-1-1-0

David Mitchel & wife Silvey 0-1-1-0

George Anderson Wife Mary & Son Nehemiah 0-2-1-0

Reubin Bass Wife Mary 2-0-0-0

List of Samuel Benton for Epping Forest District

Edward Harris Wife Sarah Daughter Nann Amy & Lucy 0-1-4-0

List of Wm. Bullock

Solomon Harris, Sarah his wife & William his son 0w, 3B

Randolph Lockalear & Sarah his wife 0w. 2B

Susanah Chavers 0w, 1B

176(5?) List of Reuben Searcey

Lewis Petiford, wife Catherine 0w, 2B

George Petiford, wife Lucy 0w, 2B

Box CR 44.601.20 1766 gives alphabetical summary only:

1766 Anderson, Lewis 5

Anderson, George 3

Anderson, Jeremiah 2

Bass, Benjamin 4

Bass, Reubin 2

Bass, Edward 2

Chavers, Gabriel 3

Chavers, William 9

Chavers, William Junr. 2

Chavers, Luraner 3

Evans, Major 2

Goin, Joseph 2

Gowin, Thomas 1

Gowing, Joseph 1

Gowin, Edward 1

Gowin, Reps 1

Hawley, Joseph 4

Harris, Edward 4

Harris, Edward 1

Jones, Ambrose 6

Jones, Richard 1

Lockelear, Randolph 3

Mitchel, David 10

Mitchel, David 2

Petteford, George 2

Petteford, Lewis 2

Petteford, Lawrence 3

Snelling, Aquillus 2

Tyler, Bartlet 2

Tyler, William 2

Memo of those as has not listed with John Pope

James Matthews (Mullattoe, has a wife and Daughter not listed)

Joseph Gowin (Mullattoe, has a wife and other Family not listed)

Edward Gowin (Mullattoe, has a wife &c not listed)

1767 list of Philips Pryor

Joseph Gowen, Presley Harrison John Cunningham, Minor Cockram 4w, 0B

list of John Pope (white, Black male, Black female)

Thomas Gowin 2-0-0

Moses Gowin 1-0-0

James Matthews 0-3-0

Joseph Gowin 0-2-0

Edward Gowin 0-1-0

Edward Gowin Jr.0-1-0

Edward Harris 1-0-1

Richard Jones 0-2-1

Aabraham Jones 0-1-1

List of Stephen Jett

Edward Harris & wife Sarah Harris, Daughters

Molly, Lucy & Nanny Harris 5

Joseph Hauley wife Marthew Harris &

Daughters Sarah, Mary & Marthew S sons

Jacob & Nathan Hauley 7

Archibald Mitchell & Wife Sealia Mitchell 2

Aquilla Snelling, Wife Lettiss & Neg. Bull 3

Benjamin Bass wife Mary, Son Hardey &

Daug. Winney 4

Reuben Bass & Wife Mary 2

Lawrence Pettiford Wife Mary & son Isham 3

Lewis Anderson, Wife Sarah & sons Shadrach,

Elijh. & Lewis 5

George Anderson Wife Mary & son Nehemiah

& Nathan Bass 4

Gibb Chavers & wife Ann 2

Major Evans & wife Martha 2

Alexander Snelling & James Blackley 2

Edward Bass & wife Tamer 2

Richard Tyler Neg Bennet 2

William Chavers Jur. & wife Ellendor 2

Susannah Chavers, Sons John, Robert, Daughts.

Milley & Charity 5

John Dickerson, Thomas Dickerson, John Easter,

Shadrack Chavis & Negro Cate 5

Willian Chavers, wife Francis Daugr. Fanny

Joh, Gordon, Nanny, Frank, Moll 8

Lewis Pettiford Wife Catarean daugr.
Coartney, Nelly, & Easter Mitchell5
Ann Bullock Dick, Jack, Sarah, Jenny, Dill 6 Blacks

list of ______(torn)
Benjamin Ragland, Rasmus Evans & Wife Mary, Squire & Hannah 1W, 4B

List of?
William Tyler Free Negro wife Frankey 2 Blacks

Separate List later in reel, Philip Pryors List
Joseph Gowen Prisly Morrison John Cunningham Minor Cocer?

4 white

1768 list of David Mitchell

George Pettiford & wife Lucy 0w, 2B

list of Jonathan Kittrell

Alexander Snelling & James Blackley 2

Gibeon Chavers & his wife Ann 2

Major Evans & his wife Ann 2

Edward Harris, Wife Sarah, son Ned Daughters Nanna Luce Nell 6

Willm Chavers & Wife Frances – Daughter Fanny Negros Jo. &

Gordon, Frank, Moll & Dila 8

Joseph Holley & Wife Martha sons Jacob & Nathan Daughters

Mary & Martha 6

John Dickerson, Thomas Dickerson John Hester Shadrach Chavers

Negroes Luce Barshaba & Cate 7

list of John Pope

Thomas Gowin, John Gowin, Alston Hopkins 3 tithes

Abraham Jones – wife Charity 2

Edward Harris, Nego. Girl Pegg 2

Richard Jones, his Wife Mary, his son Epheraim 3

Moses Gowin [torn]

Joseph Gowin his Nat 2

Laurance Petteford his wife Mary, Isam Petteford, Phelimon

Petteford [torn]

Archabald Mitchel, his wife Sealey [torn]

list of Stephen Jett

Edward Bass & Wife Tamer 2

Lewis Pettyford, wife Catharen & Daughter Cortney 3

Lewis Anderson, Wife Sarah sons Shadarick, Elisha & Lewis 5

Benjamin Bass, wife Mary, sons Hardy & Benjamin Daughters

Winney & Morning 6

Reuben Bass & Wife Mary 2

George Anderson wife Mary & Nathan Bass 3

list of Len Henley Bullock

David Mitchell (Negro) lists Self & Wife 0w. 2B

Sarah Smith (Malato) 0,1

list of Robert Harris

Bartlet Tyler his Wife and Sister Jane

1769 summary list from microfilm

white/ Black/ Carriage wheels

Anderson, George 0/3/0

Anderson, Lewis 0/5/0

Bass, Benjamin 0/6/0

Bass, Edward 0/2/0

Bass, Reuben 0/2/0

Chavers, William 0/8/0

Chavers, Gibea 0/3/0

Chavers, Luranah 1/4/0

Chavers, Shadrack 0/2/0

Chavers, William Jr 0/1/0

Evans, Major 0/2/0

Gowen, Thomas 3/0/0

Gowen, Moses 2/0/0

Gowen, William 1/0/0

Gowen, Edward 0/1/0

Hawley, Joseph 0/8/0

Harris, Edward 0/6/0

Jones, Richard 0/2/0

Jones, Ambrose 0/1/0

Pettiford, Lawrence 0/5/0

Pettiford, George 0/4/0

Snelling, Aquilla 1/2/0

Snelling, Alexander 2/0/0

Tylor, Bartlet 0/2/0

1771 Granville Taxables, summary from microfilm

Total

Anderson, Lewis 6

Bass, Nathan 3

Bass, Reuben 2

Bass, Edward 3

Bass, Benjamin 5

Chavers, Gibea 6

Chavers, William Sr 9

Gowin, Thomas 2

Gowin, Moses1

Gowin, John 1

Gowin, Edward 1

Gowin, Joseph 2

Harris, Edward 7

Hawley, Joseph 5

Jones, Ambrose 6

Jones, Richard 2

Mitchell, David 2 (F.N.)
Pettiford, Lawrence 5
Snelling, Aquilla 3
Snelling, Alexander 2
Tylor, Bartlet 1
Tiner, Samuel 3
Taber, Ezekiel 2
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Elizabeth Goine was married to Edmund Emory February 23, 1807, according to Granville County marriage records. Bryant Cash was bondsman.
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Edward Going was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1810 census of Granville County, page 143.
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Henry Going was bondsman for the marriage of Charles Pet­tygrew and Elizabeth Cash December 6, 1810, according to “Granville County, North Carolina Marriages, 1753-1868” by Brent Holcomb. Fanny M. Sneed witnessed the ceremony.
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“State of North Carolina vs. Archibald Gowen” was tried in Granville County about 1783, according to “Abstracts of Granville County Court Minutes, 1791-1795.”
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Moses Gowen was born about 1710, probably in Virginia. He later moved to Granville County, thought to be around 1750. He was recorded in the 1762 tax list, page 42. His family appeared in the Granville County tax list of 1769 with “two whites.” He reappeared as “one white poll” in the 1771 tax list.
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George Gowin “of Granville County” received a deed to 604 acres from Henry McCulloh “of Great Britain” August 19, 1763, according to Granville County Deed Book G, page 181.
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On August 1, 1762 James Gowin was “sworn chain carrier” on the survey of a patent for Ebenezer Wilson, according to Surveyor’s Book 14, page 107.
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M. I. Gowin received a deed from William Gray, according to Granville County Deed Book H, page 481.
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Thomas Goin was mentioned in “Drummers and Fifers in North Regiment of Militia Commanded by Col. Maurice Smith” August 15, 1815, according to Granville County Will Book 7, page 545.
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Susannah Gowan, daughter of William Gowan, was born Ap-ril 23, 1769, according to “Greenway and Related Families” by Billy L. Smith. She was married in 1793 to John Green-way, a neighbor to William Gowan in Island Creek District of Granville County. John Greenway and Susannah Gowan Greenway removed to Rutherford County, North Carolina in 1805, according to Susan Georgion, a descendant. Five chil-dren were born to them in Granville County and three more in Rutherford County.
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There were many Allen individuals who appeared in Granville County suggesting that this was one of the places where the Gowen family intermarried with the Allen family. Individuals recorded there include: Arondall [Arundel?] Allen, Champion Allen, Charles Allen, David Allen, Drury Allen, Gresham Al-len, John Allen, Reynold Allen, Reginald Allen, Richard Al
len, Robert Allen, Sr, Robert Allen, Jr, Samuel Allen, “Wid-ow” Allen, William Allen, William and Mary Allen, William Allen, Jr, Young Allen and Zachariah Allen.

“William Allin” bequeathed property to “my second wife, Frances for her lifetime,” in his will written May 4, 1781, ac­cording to Granville County Will Book 1, page 515.
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Gowin Black received a land grant of 470 acres July 28, 1761, according to Granville County Deed Book E, page 457.
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Goin Clayton and John Clayton were witnesses October 24, 1763 to a deed in which William Clayton conveyed 65 acres on Jonathan’s Creek to Jeremiah Clayton, according to Granville County Deed Book F, page 489.
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Mourning Hunt, widow of John Hunt made an agreement with William Hicks, Sr, widower whom she is about to marry, on May 30, 1778 that she will claim no part of his estate if he preceded her in death, according to Granville County Will Book I, page 514. They were married May 27, 1778 with John Searcy as bondsman, according to “Granville Pot­pourri” by Virginia Reavis Lyle.

Robert Hicks received 300 acres for “100 pounds, Virginia money” March 4, 1752, according to Granville County Deed Book B, page 439.

Descendant Researchers:

Cheryl Allen, 9857 W. Alliance, Boise, ID, 83704, 208/378-0714

GUILFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

Benjamin Goin “of Guilford County” deeded 188 acres “on Double Creeks of Fishers Creek adjoining Thomas Grogan and William Stephens” to Elizabeth Strong for 50 pounds in a deed dated September 1783, according to Guilford County Deed Book 3, page 24. The transfer was probably made in anticipation of a grant which was dated October 22, 1783.
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Alsey Goings was married to Chelsey Ketter November 3, 1848 in Guilford County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 02244, bondsman Charles Dempsey, witness R. N. McCulloch, bond 56967.
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Edy Goings was married to John Arnold March 27, 1839 in Guilford County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” Record 1017, bondsman Jesse X. Pedigre, witness John M. Logan, Bond No. 53192.
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George Washington Goings was born in Guilford County about 1810 and removed to Surry County, according to “The Heritage of Surry County, North Carolina.” “George W. Gowins” was licensed to marry Elizabeth Partain September 13, 1838, according to “Rockingham County, North Carolina Missing Marriage Bonds,” Vol. 3 by Don Hoover. One report shows the marriage occurring in nearby Carroll County, Virginia.

“George Going” was enumerated in the 1840 census of Surry County as the head of Household 290, composed of:

“Going, George white male 20-30 illiterate
white female 20-30 illiterate

In his old age George Washington Goings went blind. On the day of his death on a severely windy day, he insisted that his two little granddaughters take him to his bean patch. As they led him to his garden, they noticed that a huge old tree on the trail was about to be uprooted by the wind and tried to pull him out of danger. He ignored their warnings and proceeded alone. They watched in horror as the tree came crashing down, crushing him.

Children born to them include:

William Pinkney Goings born August 8, 1839
George Washington Goings, Jr. born about 1840
James Goings born about 1842

William Pinkney Goings, son of George Goings, was born August 8, 1839 in Carroll County, Virginia. He was married about 1866 to Lorina J. Davis who was born February 21, 1845. He operated a farm and a tannery which was located on New River in Carroll County. Additionally he busied himself as a Primitive Baptist preacher.

Lorina J. Davis Goings died October 20, 1876, and he was remarried January 18, 1877 to her first cousin, Charity M. Davis.

After some discouraging times in Missouri and later Nebraska, they returned to Carroll County. Later they removed across the state line to Surry County. He died there September 2, 1893 and was buried at Crooked Creek, Virginia.

Children born to William Pinkney Goings and Lorina J. Davis Goings include:

Guy M. Goings born October 25, 1867
White S. Goings born September 4, 1869
Guiles T. Goings born January 29, 1871
Mary Etta Goings born April 5, 1874
[daughter] born January 18, 1876
[son] born October 19, 1877

Children born to William Pinkney Goings and Charity M. Davis Goings include:

Sarah Alice Goings born January 27, 1878
Nancy Emmaline Goings born May 31, 1880
Emmett Monroe Goings born January 5, 1883
Joseph Goings born July 20, 1885
Dora E. Goings born October 18, 1886
Isaac J. Goings born July 20, 1887
James Wyatt Goings born June 13, 1891
William P. Goings born November 2, 1893

Emmett Monroe Goings, son of William Pinkney Goings and Charity M. Davis Goings, was born January 5, 1883. He was married December 19, 1904 to Elizabeth “Betty” Mayes. He was a farmer and very active in the Primitive Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and clerk. He died March 11, 1963.

Children born to Emmett Monroe Goings and Elizabeth “Betty” Mayes Goings include:

Emmett Elmer Goings born October 26, 1905
Mary Edna Goings born May 17, 1907
William Henley Goings born October 28, 1908
Dorothy Emma Goings born July 27, 1910
Boyd Grant Goings born November 7, 1913
Grady Easter Goings born April 4, 1915
Wallace Rabon Goings born November 21, 1919
Roland Goings born about 1920
Dora Alice Goings born February 20, 1924

Emmett Elmer Goings, son of Emmett Monroe Goings and Elizabeth “Betty” Mayes Goings, was born October 26, 1905. He was married about 1927 to Rosie Amburn. After seven children they were divorced.

Children born to Emmett Elmer Goings and Rosie Amburn Goings include:

Ida Mae Bryant Goings born about 1930
William Monroe Goings born about 1932
Thelma Goings born about 1934
Louise Goings born about 1937
Loretta Floyd Goings born about 1940
Frances Worth Goings born about 1943
Clayton Goings born about 1947

Mary Edna Goings, daughter of Emmett Monroe Goings and Elizabeth “Betty” Mayes Goings, was born May 17, 1907. She was married about 1930 to Elbert Clifton. They were di­vorced shortly afterward. One son, Emmett Edward Clifton, was born to them about 1932.

William Henley Goings, son of Emmett Monroe Goings and Elizabeth “Betty” Mayes Goings, was born October 28, 1908. He was married about 1931 to Zella Lee Lowe.

Children born to them include:

William Clarence Goings born about 1933
Gray Lowe Goings born about 1935
Elizabeth Ann Goings born about 1938
Linda Marie Goings born about 1942

Dorothy Emma Goings, daughter of Emmett Monroe Go­ings and Elizabeth “Betty” Mayes Goings, was born July 27, 1910. She was married about 1930 to Charlie Jackson Car­son.

Two children were born to them

Charles Monroe Carson born about 1932
Betty Gail Carson born about 1936

Boyd Grant Goings, son of Emmett Monroe Goings and Eliz­abeth “Betty” Mayes Goings, was born November 7, 1913. He was married about 1938 to Vera Gladys Gentry.

Two children were born to Boyd Grant Goings and Vera Gladys Gentry Goings:

Nancy Lee Goings born about 1940
Janie Sue Goings born about 1944

Grady Easter Goings, son of Emmett Monroe Goings and Elizabeth “Betty” Mayes Goings, was born April 4, [Easter Sunday] 1915. He was married November 2, 1942 to Aileen Haveline Atkins who was born February 16, 1920 in Surry County to Charlie Marshall Atkins and Dorothy Ida Hodges Atkins.

Dorothy Emma Goings, daughter of Emmett Monroe Goings and Elizabeth “Betty” Mayes Goings, was born July 27, 1910. She was married about 1930 to Charlie Jackson Carson.

Two children were born to them

Charles Monroe Carson born about 1932
Betty Gail Carson born about 1936

Boyd Grant Goings, son of Emmett Monroe Goings and Eliz­abeth “Betty” Mayes Goings, was born November 7, 1913. He was married about 1938 to Vera Gladys Gentry.

Two children were born to Boyd Grant Goings and Vera Gladys Gentry Goings:

Nancy Lee Goings born about 1940
Janie Sue Goings born about 1944

Grady Easter Goings, son of Emmett Monroe Goings and Elizabeth “Betty” Mayes Goings, was born April 4, [Easter Sunday] 1915. He was married November 2, 1942 to Aileen Haveline Atkins who was born February 16, 1920 in Surry County to Charlie Marshall Atkins and Dorothy Ida Hodges Atkins.

Children born to them include:

Aubrey Clane Lowe born about 1948
Avery Dean Lowe born about 1951
Randy Mitchell Lowe born about 1955
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Parthena Goans was married to Seth G. Climer February 11, 1834, according to “Guilford County, North Carolina Marriages, 1753-1850.” The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 1083, bondsman William M. Fittes, witness W. W. Woodburn, Bond 54275.
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Jonas Goin was married June 11, 1865 to Sary E. Calhoon. according to “Guilford County, North Carolina Marriages, 1753-1850.” The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01167, bondsman Tommas H. X. Par, witness J. A. Davis, bond 000055674. Children born to Jonas Goin and Sary E. Cal­hoon Goin are unknown.
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Thompson Going was married to Syndia Cobb September 1, 1838 in Guilford County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01168, bondsman Seth G. Climer, witness John H. Logan, bond 000055676. Nothing more is known of Thompson Going and Syndia Cobb Going.
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Ailsy Goings was married November 13, 1848 to Chesley Ketter, according to “Guilford County, North Carolina Marriages, 1753-1850.”
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Drury Goings was married October 23, 1827 to Sally Petti­grew, according to “Guilford County, North Carolina Mar­riages, 1753-1850,” record 01167, bondsman James Petigrew, witness John Hanner, bond 000055675. Children born to Drury Goings and Sally Pettigrew are unknown.

Henry Goings, Jr. was married to Rebecca Pettigrew Septem­ber 6, 1827 in Guilford County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01168, bondsman Henry Goings, Sr., witness John G. Hammer, bond 000055677. Henry Goings and Rebecca Pettigrew Goings may have been a brother and sister to Drury Going and Sally Pettigrew Goings.
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Edy Goings was married March 27, 1839 to John Arnold, ac­cording to “Guilford County, North Carolina Marriages, 1753-1850.”
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Elizabeth M. Goings was married January 29, 1845 to William Bell, according to “Guilford County, North Car­olina Marriages, 1753-1850,” record 01028, bondsman William R. Stor, bond 000053386. Nothing more is known of William Bell and Elizabeth M. Goings Bell.
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Henry Going was married August 14, 1811 to Nancy Pedi­grew, according to Granville County Bond No. 7780. Ellis Walker was bondsman. Children born to Henry Going and Nancy Pedigrew Going are unknown.

“Henry Goings” appeared as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Guilford County, North Carolina, page 28 ac­cording to “Index to the 1820 Census of North Carolina.”

He reappeared in the 1840 census of Guilford County, page 316, as the head of a household composed of:

“Goings, Henry white male 50-60
white female 40-50
white female 15-20
white female 10-15”

Nearby was enumerated the household of Thompson Goings, possibly a son of Henry Goings. His family was composed of:

“Goings, Thompson white male 20-30
white female 20-30
white female 0-5”

“Thompson Going” had been married January 9, 1838 to Syndia Cobb, according to “Guilford County, North Car­olina Marriages, 1753-1850.”

Henry Goings, Jr. was married to Rebecca Pettigrew Septem­ber 6, 1827. Henry Goings and Rebecca Pettigrew Goings may have been a brother and sister to Drury Going and Sally Pettigrew Goings.
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Edy Goings was married March 27, 1839 to John Arnold, ac­cording to “Guilford County, North Carolina Marriages, 1753-1850.”
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Elizabeth M. Goings was married January 29, 1845 to William Bell, according to “Guilford County, North Car­olina Marriages, 1753-1850.”
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Thompson Goings was married to Polly Pritchett May 15, 1839, according to “Guilford County, North Carolina Marriages, 1753-1850,” record 01168, bondsman Camron Story, witness James M. Logan, bond 000055678. Thompson Going removed to Ashe County, North Carolina, according to the research of Sharon Miller of Pylesville, Maryland.

“Thompson Goyne” was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Jefferson County, Alabama, Powell’s township, page 201.

Thompson Goings was married for the third time about 1855, wife’s name Mary. They were enumerated in the 1860 census. “Thompson Gowin” received a land grant July 3, 1883 in Jefferson County, Alabama. The land was described as the “south half of the northwest quarter of Section 4, Township 16 South, Range 3 West of Huntsville Meridian.” On December 5, 1884 “Thompson Gowin” received a second grant which adjoined his first grant.

Children born to Thompson Going and Syndia Cobb Going are unknown.

Children born to Thompson Goings and Polly Pritchett Goings, according to the research of Sharon Miller, include:

N. C. Goings born about 1840
Martha L. Goings born about 1842
Rebecca Catherine Goings born about 1844
Mary P. Goings born about 1846
Henry Goings born about 1849
Ann Goings born about 1850
Jane Goings born about 1852

Children born to Thompson Goings and Mary Goings include:

Oreany Goings born about 1869

N. C. Goings, son of Thompson Goings and Polly Pritchett Goings, was born about 1840 according to Rick Miller, a great-great-grandson of Thompson Goings. He did not appear in the 1860 census of his father’s household.

Martha L. Goings, daughter of Thompson Goings and Polly Pritchett Goings, was born about 1842. She was married in 1861 to James P. Cates.

Rebecca Catherine Goings, daughter of Thompson Goings and Polly Pritchett Goings, was born about 1844. “Rebecca Goens” was married to “Hesekiah McGrady” June 4, 1861 in Ashe County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” records 1034 and 2005. Bond Nos. 1075 and 2011 were posted.

Children born to Hezekiah McGrady and Rebecca Catherine Goings McGrady are believed to include:

Martha “Mattie” McGrady born about 1866

Martha “Mattie” McGrady, regarded as a daughter of Hezekiah McGrady and Rebecca Catherine Goings McGrady, was born about 1866. She was married about 1883 to Stephen D. Reedy.
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Mary P. Goings, son of Thompson Goings and Polly Pritchett Goings, was born about 1846. She did not appear in the 1860 census.
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Henry Goings, son of Thompson Goings and Polly Pritchett Goings, was born about 1849. He appeared at “age 13” in the 1860 census. According to Rick Miller, Henry Goings was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 in Peak Greek township, [state not given] as:

“Goings, Henry 30, born in 1850
Catherine 23, born in 1857, wife
James P. 2, born in 1878, son
D. Franklin 0, born in 1880, son
Goings, Jemima 64, born in 1816
Arrina 11, born in 1869, sister-in-law

Ann Goings, daughter of Thompson Goings and Polly Pritchett Goings, was born about 1850.

Jane Goings, daughter of Thompson Goings and Polly Pritchett Goings, was born about 1852.

Oreany Goings, daughter of Thompson Goings and Mary Goings, was born about 1869.
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Tilda Goings was married December 26, 1837 to Martin Milton, according to “Guilford County, North Carolina Marriages, 1753-1850,” record 02306, bondsman James Chapman, witness James M. Logan, bond 000058012. Nothing more is known of Martin Miton and Tilda Goings Milton.
==O==
Leroy Goins, a native of Guilford County was born about 1946. He was living in New York C.city when he died June 13, 1993. His obituary was carried in the “Greensboro News & Record:”

“Funeral for Leroy Goins, 47, of 4 W. 103rd St., Manhattan, New York, formerly of Greensboro, who died June 13, 1993, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. James Baptist Church. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

A native of Greensboro, he was a self-employed fruit-and-vegetable vendor. Surviving are son, Dominique Leroy Goins of Philadelphia; mother, Mrs. Isabelle Goins of Greensboro; brothers, Charles Goins, Garland Goins, Mitchell Goins, Michael Goins, all of Greensboro, Raymond Goins of New York, Cecil Goins of Durham, Howard Goins of Georgia; sisters, Margaret Goins Harrington, Pamela Goins Hinton, Judith Goins, all of Greensboro, Linda Goins Jennings of Charlotte; two grandchildren.”

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David W. Goins was born in Bear Creek, North Carolina of parents unknown. He died at Bennett, North Carolina January 2, 1995 at his residence. His obituary was carried in the “Greensboro Record & News:”

“Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, January 6, 1995 at New Ben Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Highfalls, North Carolina with interment in Lamberts Chapel Church Cemetery in Siler City, North Carolina.

He is survived by his wife, Charlie Ann Goins of the home; two sons, Larrie W. Goins, and David L. Goins both of Ramseur, North Carolina; one daughter, Sandra Goins Robinson of Sedelia; and nine grandchildren.
==O==
Rebecca Goins was married to Samuel Whitt November 28, 1848, according to “Guilford County, North Carolina Mar­riages, 1753-1850.” The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 03482, bondsman William R. Story, witness R. N. McCulloch, bond No. 60946. Nothing more is known of Samuel Whitt and Rebecca Goins Whitt.
==O==
Pvt. Nelson Gowen, Company F, Second North Carolina In­fantry Battalion, CSA of Guilford County enlisted in Ran­dolph County, North Carolina November 26, 1861 for 12 months.

He was captured near Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia May 12, 1864 and confined at Point Lookout, Maryland. He was transferred to Elmira, New York Federal Prison August 12, 1864. He was released at Elmira after taking the oath of alle­giance May 19, 1865.
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John [X] Gowens was married January 9, 1855 to Amanda Huze [Hughes or Haze?] by Jesse Benbow, justice of the peace, according to Guilford County marriage records, “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01171, bond 000055741. N. R. Sapp was a witness to the ceremony. Children born to John Gowens and Amanda Huze Gowens are unknown.
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On August 1, 1762 James Gowin was “sworn chain carrier” on the survey of a patent for Ebenezer Wilson, according to Guilford County Surveyor’s Book 14, page 107.
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“John Gowing” was “sworn chain carrier” February 14, 1755 when two patents were surveyed in St. John’s Parish on Jonathan Creek for James Yancey, according to Guilford County Surveyor’s Book 14, page 107.

HALIFAX COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

Mary Goin was married to Gideon H. Allen April 23, 1833, according to “Halifax County, North Carolina Marriages, 1774-1850.” The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01002, bondsman John H. Harwe, bond 61447.
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Addison Going was enumerated as the head of Household 816 in the 1830 census of Halifax County:

“Going, Addison free colored male 10-24
free colored female 24-36”
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“Hamlin Going,” a nine-year-old mulatto, born in North Car­olina” was recorded living in Household 20-19 in the 1860 census of Halifax County.
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Julia Going was married to Dawson Jones February 8, 1833, according to “Halifax County, North Carolina Marriages, 1774-1850,” record 01104, bondsman Gideon H. Allen, bond 000063015. Nothing more is known of Dawson Jones and Julia Going Jones.
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Henry C. Goings was married November 19, 1866 to Roan Jefferson, according to “Halifax County, North Carolina Marriages, 1774-1850.” Children born to Henry C. Goings and Roan Jefferson Goings are unknown.
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Jane Goings was married to Peter Baker December 24, 1858 in Halifax County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01011, bondsman John Edwards, witness Thomas E. House, bond 000061586. The marriage was performed by James H. Moore, JP. Nothing more is known of Peter Baker and Jane Goings Baker.
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Thomas Goings was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1810 census of Halifax County, page 105.
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Adeline Goins was married to Freeman Thompson December 1, 1852 in Halifax County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 02189, bond 000064392. The marriage was performed by B. W. Edwards, JP. Nothing more is known of Freeman Thompson and Adeline Goins Thompson.
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Sally Goins was married to Guilford Mills January 12, 1834 to Guilford Mills, according to “Halifax County, North Carolina Marriages, 1774-1850.” The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 02132, bondsman John Jordan, witness J. H. Harwell, bond 000076759. Nothing more is known of Guilford Mills and Sally Goins Mills.
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Harry W. Gowen wrote the “Story of the Right Worshipful Joseph Montford, provincial grand master of Masonry of and for America from A. L. 5771 to A. L. 5776, His Lodge and His Temple” about 1907. This 23-page book was pub­lished at Halifax, North Carolina.
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Henry Going, a mulatto, was recorded as the head of House­hold 350-321 in the 1860 census of Halifax County:

“Going, Henry 45, born in NC, farmer, $207 person-
al property, illiterate, mulatto
Mary 26, born in NC, spinner, illiterate
mulatto
Stradd [?] 7, born in NC, male, mulatto
Henry 5, born in NC, male, mulatto
Sarah 3, born in NC, female, mulatto
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Mary Going, black six-year-old, was living with Joseph J. Lynch, a mulatto in Household 425-387 in the 1860 census of Halifax County:

“Lynch, Joseph J. 20, born in NC, farm laborer, $40
person al property, illiterate
Emerline 23, born in NC, spinner, mulatto
illiterate
Going, Mary 6, born in NC, black”
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Plura [Prura?]Going was born about 1803 in Virginia [perhaps Brunswick County] of parents unknown. Vincert Jarrell became her husband about 1830, perhaps in adjoining Halifax County, North Carolina.

Plura Going, mulatto, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Halifax County. William R. “Bill” Kemp reported in an E-mail message October 23, 1997 that “Nat Jerrell and his brothers,” were living in her household, No. 517-516:

“Going, Plura 47,
Jerrell, John 21
? 17
Nat 15
Edmund 12”

Vincent Jerrell, regarded as her common law husband, age 54, was enumerated as the head of Household 517-517, adjoining.

Plura Going, a mulatto farmer, was recorded as the head of Household 82-80, living alone, in the 1860 census of Halifax County:

“Going, Plura 55, born in VA, farmer, $200 real estate
mulatto female”

Nat Jerrell and Vinson Jerrell were enumerated in an adjacent households.

Children born to them include:

John Jarrell born about 1829
[child] born about 1833
Nathaniel Jarrell born about 1835
Edmund Jarrell born about 1838

Nathaniel Jarrell, son of Vincent Jarrell and Plura Goins Jarrell, was born about 1835. He was married about 1868 to Frances Barcus [Barker]. In 1880 they were enumerated in Halifax County.
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Polly Goings, mulatto, was recorded as the head of Household 48-47 in the 1860 census of Halifax County:

“Goings, Polly 40, born in NC, mulatto
William 16, born in NC, fireman, mulatto
Nathaniel 3, born in NC, mulatto”

“Sally Going,” was enumerated as the head of a Household 413 in the 1830 census of Halifax County:

“Going, Sally free colored female 36-55
free colored male 10-24
free colored male 10-24
free colored female 10-24
free colored male 10-24
free colored female 0-10”

“Sally Gowins, Sr.” appeared as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Halifax County, page 3. The family was enumerated as:

“Gowins, Sally, Sr. free colored female 55-100
free colored female 10-24”

Adjoining her household was the household of Berry Gowins, free colored, also on page 3 of the 1840 census of Halifax County. The family was recorded as:

“Gowing, Berry free colored male 36-55
free colored female 24-36
free colored female 0-10
free colored female 0-10
free colored female 0-10
free colored male 0-10”
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Francis Gowin was married to William Jones September 26, 1856 in Halifaz County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01108, bondsman William Wilkins, bond 000063068. Nothing more is known of William Jones and Francis Gowin Jones.
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Sally Gowins, Jr, free colored, appeared as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Halifax County, page 2. The family was composed of:

“Gowins, Sally, Jr. free colored female 55-100
free colored female 10-24
free colored female 10-24”

HYDE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

No Gowens [or spelling variations] were included in the 1800 census of Hyde County.

Joseph G. Gowen was listed as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Hyde County, page 6, according to “Index to the 1820 Census of North Carolina.”

JACKSON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

Robert Bushyhead, son of Benjamin Bushyhead and Nancy Goings Bushyhead, died August 1, 2001, according to his obituary in the “Sylva Herald:”

“Bushyhead, Preserver of Kituhwa Dialect, Dies

By Rose Hooper

“Born about 1915 and raised in a one-room log cabin in the Qualla Boundary’s Birdtown community, Robert Bushyhead grew up speaking the Cherokee language, the sole language of his family.

When he went to government boarding school, he was punished for speaking Cherokee. Family and friends say Bushyhead, who developed a passion for the history and culture of his people, spent the rest of his life overcoming that period of punishment.

He became principal founder, linguist and historian for the Cherokee Language Project. This noted preserver of the Kituhwa dialect died Saturday at the age of 86. Son of the late Ben and Nancy Goings Bushyhead, he was a graduate of Carson Newman College and an ordained Southern Baptist minister. His resounding voice was heard at many a Cherokee gathering as he delivered a prayer or blessing in his native Kituhwa dialect.

In 1996, the North Carolina Arts Council chose Bushyhead for the North Carolina Folk Heritage Award. The award, presented to traditional artists who have made outstanding contributions to North Carolina’s cultural heritage, marked Bushyhead’s achievements in preserving the Kituhwa dialect. The dialect is one of at least four dialects recognized among today’s speakers of the Cherokee language.

In the 1970s Bushyhead worked with linguist Bill Cook to save the original Cherokee language. In 1992, the endeavor took on a whole new context as Bushyhead began making a series of videotaped linguistic lessons. Those recordings became his life’s work as each day he and his daughter and a local videographer recorded the sounds of the native language along with its grammar.

Bushyhead explained that all the complicated and intricate inflections and glottal stops in speaking Kituhwa are precisely timed. Vowel sounds and sentence structure mean nothing when spoken incorrectly, he said.

His Kituhwa project was featured in 1994 at the opening ceremonies of the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, where a demonstration tape of the lessons and a sample of the voiced-computer dictionary was on display.

The videotapes were presented in lesson format at the kindergarten level and extended through high school grades.

‘No other language sounds exactly like it,’ Bushyhead often said. ‘We have 85 sounds and just a little inflection makes all the difference. Cherokee has a flow, it has a rhythm that is beautiful. But once you lose that rhythm, then of course, you are lost.’

Bushyhead also won Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Award for his language preservation efforts.

For 18 years he portrayed Elias Boudinot in the Cherokee outdoor drama “Unto These Hills.” Boudinot, also a preserver of language, was the first American Indian editor. He published the Cherokee Nation’s first newspaper, “The Phoenix.”

Rick Wright wrote to explain the derivation of the Bushyhead surname:

“John Stuart, born September 25, 1718 in Inverness, Scotland, was reportedly a Captain in the British Army and commanded a company of British troops. He was stationed at Ft. Loudoun in what is now Tennessee in 1757 during the French & Indian War, according to “History of the Cherokee Indians: Old Families and Their Genealogy” by Dr. Emmet Starr.

On August 17, 1760 [I think that’s the correct date], Ft. Loudoun was attacked and overrun by Cherokee warriors under Cherokee War Chief OgoNoStoTa, and Capt. Stuart was taken captive. Most of the garrison was killed. The “romantic” story is essentially, perhaps only a little myth, that he was given two options: burn at the stake or become a member of the Cherokee Nation and marry an attractive Cherokee woman.

Well, I guess he thought it over for about a zillionth of a second, and chose option two. He was in fact not burned and did in fact marry a mixed-blood Cherokee woman by the name of Susannah Emory. Her ancestry is well documented, but there is some issue as to when they married and “diversity of opinion” as to when their son was born.

Capt. John Stuart was repatriated by Cherokee Civil Chief AttaCullaCulla. I believe that, in later years, he was appointed as an Indian Agent for the Territory South of the Ohio River. Capt. Stuart was reportedly blond and very curly headed, a matter of much attention by the Cherokee. They gave him the Cherokee name of Oo No Du Tu [BushyHead]. He was in fact so commonly called BushyHead that his child, and his child’s descendants, used BushyHead as their family name.
His son is usually shown by the name of John Stuart Bushy-Head, and his grandchildren and their descendants simply went by the family name of BushyHead.

As far as I know, they have all used BushyHead, instead of Stuart. So, it would appear that the descendants’ “real” name is BushyHead [not Stuart] due to the “de facto” name change in the 1700’s.

I have a fairly extensive genealogy on this family, including over 50 of his descendants named BushyHead. I simply do not know who Benjamin BushyHead’s father was, which prevents me from plugging that branch into what I have already.”

The obituary says Robert BushyHead’s father was Benjamin BushyHead and mother was Nancy Goings. The James Butler BushyHead I am aware of was born October 6, 1884 in the Cherokee Nation West, Tahlequah District, Oklahoma.”

JOHNSTON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

Johnston County, which was formed from Craven County in 1746, contained no Gowens [or spelling variations] in its county court minutes between 1759 and 1797, according to “Johnston County, North Carolina County Court Min­utes” Books I-V, by Weynette Parks Haun.
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No Gowens appeared in the 1784 tax list of the county.
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Needham Gowen was listed about 1804 in the Johnston County index to Intestate Land Divisions, Book 2, age 155.
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Zachariah Gowen was listed about 1800 in the Johnston County index to Intestate Land Divisions, Book 2, page 140.

LINCOLN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

Lincoln County was organized in 1778 with land from Tryon County, North Carolina.

One year later, Nathan Goins was among the signors of a petition dated October 19, 1779 signed by residents of Lincoln County which requested that a portion of Burke County, North Carolina be annexed to Lincoln County, according to North Carolina Legislature Papers, Box 27, North Carolina Archives.

“Burke County, North Carolina Land Records 1779-1790 and Important Miscellaneous Records 1777-1800,” Volume II by Edith Warren Huggins also carried this list.

On May 4, 1782 the General Assembly approved the annexa-tion of a portion of Burke County to Lincoln County. A fur-ther annexation of part of Burke County to Lincoln County occurred in 1784. The area annexed in 1784 was the same area that in December 1842 became the new county of Cat-awba.

The following signatures were affixed to the petition.

Michael Grindstaff
Wm Cumberland
Wm [X] Kenner
Robert Blackburn
James Martin
Danl McKesick
Miekl [X] Hackelman
> John (x) Lindes
> John Guice (?)
> Wm Gant
> Reuben (x) Guttry
> Jacob (x) Heckleman
> John (x) Bumgarner
> Andres Chrislar
> John (x) Keener
> Michal (x) Miller
> Isaac (x) Lollar, Sr
> Isaac Lollar Jr
> Jacob Lollar
> Thomas Lollar
> Thomas Welsh
> Philip (x) Salar
> John Willson
> Fras. McCorkel
> David McHorer
> Petter (x) Linbarger
> Michael (x) Houk
> Niclass (x) Hellemon
> James Fleming
> Zachriah Saylers
> Pettor (x) Saylor (Sayler?)
> Iseah Saylers
> Martain (x) Sayler
> Wm Tuper
> Wm Brison
> Samuel Brison
> Joseph Crankleton
> James Henry
> Stephen Gaskn
> John Hawkins
> Adam Perkins
> Vincent …..
> Richd Fleming
> David Hodson
> Cornalous Clark
> Robt Barklay
> John Cronkelton
> Joseph Cronkleton Jr
> Samuel Thompson
> Samuel Fisher
> James B …..
> Thomas Clark
> John Thompson
> Hernry Thompson
> Alexander Thompson
> Robert McCusick
> Wm Thompson
> Ruben Simpson
> Thomas Duncan
> Elijah Sherrill
> James Litten
> John Robinson
> Jacob Paintar
> John Salling
> John Paintor
> Archebel Hamilton
> James White
Nathan [X] Goins
> Wm Hanby (?)
> Samuel Hollandsworth
> Moses Sherrill
> James Clark
> Wm Clark
> Wm Simpson
> James Holdsclaw
> Jacob Sherrill
> Wm Sherrill
> Adam Sherrill
> Joshua Sherrill
> Thomas Orsborn
> Jacob Orsborn
> John McCail
> James Rankin
> Wm Allexander
> John Alexander
> James Allexander
> Wm Loyd
> John Loyd
> Jacob Gabril
> John (x) Horseberger
> John Borland
> Davd Robinson
> Canl McKesick
> Joseph Jons
> Jacop Fradrick
> Graff .. Yorty
> Henry Hollmon
> Fredricke Hoselberger
> Jacob Sids (Sides?)
Conrate Mengmens
Peter …
John Shuferd
John Shufred (two different signatures – Sr, Jr ??)
John Moll
Daniel Suferd
> David Shuferd
> John Shuferd
> Davd Robinson
> Philip Whitener
> Joseph Smith
> Isaac Vanhorn
> …….. Summey
> Martin Colter
> Thos. Wasdin
> John Martin Shuferd
> Philip Bostin
> Wm Cumberland
> Henry Grose
> Isaac William
> John (x) Horse
> Wm Dosson
> Richd West
Jb Weaver
> Wm (x) Kiner
W. Bernhard [x] Schaeiser
Henry Sumrow
Michael Sumrow
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Wiley Going was married to Anna Goldman January 26, 1839 in Lincoln County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 1050, bondsman: Daniel Smith, witness: H. Cansler, Clerk of Court, bond 72692. Nothing more is known of Wiley Going and Anna Goldman Going.
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Elizabeth Evans Goins was married about 1800 to Lowerance [Lawrence?] Evans, Jr. as his second wife. He was born to Loverance Evans and Sarah Evans about 1769. He was previously married in 1792 to Lucy Green, according to Bobby G. Carvile, Evans family researcher.
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James Goins was married August 4, 1836 to Mary A. Kincaid, according to “Lincoln County, North Carolina Marriages, 1769-1850.” The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” Record No. 1050, Bondsman William Dunn, witness M. W. Abernathy, Bond No.72696.
She was the daughter of John Kincaid, Jr. and Mary Ann Black Kincaid. John Kincaid, Jr. was the son of John “the Patriarch” Kincaid and Julia Avery Kincaid.

According to the research of E. Carla Davenport, Foundation member of Tulare, California, James Goins and Mary Ann Kincaid Goins died there of cholera, along with three of their five children about 1847.

Surviving children born to James Goins and Mary Ann Kincaid Goins include:

Martha Goins born about 1839
John F. Goins born about 1842

Martha Goins, daughter of James Goins and Mary Ann Kin­caid Goins, was born about 1839 in Lincoln County. After her parents and siblings died in 1847, whe was brought to Davidson County, Tennessee by her mother’s sister, Harriet Kincaid Smith and her husband John Smith on a wagontrain. She was enumerated there in her uncle’s household in the 1850 census of Davidson County as an 11-year-old.

Martha Gowens and John F. Gowens were recorded in the 1850 census of Davidson County, Household 975, living in the household of John Smith. The household was recorded as:

“Smith, John 28, born in TN, laborer, illiterate
Kinkaid, Joseph 20, born in North Carolina
Mary A. 30, born in North Carolina
Gowens, Martha 11, born in North Carolina
John F. 8, born in North Carolina”

“Martha Gowens” was married there January 2, 1855 to Morris Powell, according to “Davidson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1838-1863” by Byron Sistler. Children born to them are unknown.

John F. Goins, son of James Goins and Mary Ann Kincaid Goins, was born in 1842 in Lincoln County. When his parents and siblings died of cholera in 1847, he was cared for by a Kincaid aunt, a sister of his mother. When the family re­moved to Nashville, Tennessee, his aunt, a single lady, took him along on the wagontrain.

On the trek to Tennessee, his aunt received a marriage proposal, “if she would get rid of the kid.” John F. Goins was promptly put off the wagon by the side of the road. His married aunt, Harriet Kincaid Smith picked him up. He was enumerated at age eight in the Smith household in the 1850 census. Upon the death of John Smith, John R. Goins worked to support his aunt.

John F. Goins was married there in November 1860 to Julia Ann T. Williams who was born in Tennessee to Tom “Cherokee” Williams and Mary Williams, according to the re­search of E. Carla Davenport. She wrote, July 6, 1995, “John was tall, slender, fair skinned, light blue eyes with chiseled features. He was a laborer, a farmer and finally a prosperous grocer.”

Children born to John F. Goins and Julia Ann T. Williams Goins include:

John Goins born about 1868
Caldona “Dona” Goins born about 1879

John Goins, son of John F. Goins and Julia Ann T. Williams Goins, was born in Davidson County about 1868. Later he re­moved to Texas. E. Carla Davenport wrote July 6, 1995 that in 1968 she interviewed John Goins at age 96 in Bridgeport, Texas. She wrote, “He was blind, but his hearing was still good, and his memory outstanding. I have checked the family information he gave me and have found it to be accurate.” He died in 1974 at 102.

Caldona “Dona” Goins, daughter of John F. Goins and Julia Ann T. Williams Goins, was born in Davidson County about 1879. She was married about 1898 to Cyrus Warner Clark who was born in 1870 in Michigan to Ambrose Rosher Clark and Bathia Diantha Barr Clark. They removed to Texas.

Children born to Cyrus Warner Clark and Caldona “Dona” Goins Clark include:

Genevieve Delores Clark born in 1909

Genevieve Delores Clark, daughter of Cyrus Warner Clark and Caldona “Dona” Goins Clark, was born in Texas in 1909. She was married about 1928 to Jeffrey Ludwell Davenport who was born in Oklahoma in 1906 to Charles Trousdale Davenport and Ettie Elizabeth Richey.

Children born to Jeffrey Ludwell Davenport and Genevieve Delores Clark Davenport include:

Warner T. Davenport born in 1935

Warner T. Davenport, son of Jeffrey Ludwell Davenport and Genevieve Delores Clark Davenport, was born in 1935. He was married about 1948, wife’s name Carla. In 1995 they live in Tulare, California where they are active in the research of the Goins family.
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John M. Goins was born May 29, 1811, according to David Goings, a descendant of Orlando, Florida. He was married October 5, 1833 to Mary “Polly” Clippard, according to “Marriages of Tryon and Lincoln Counties, North Carolina” by Curtis Bynum. She was born March 2, 1816.

“John Goin” was shown as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Lincoln County, page 74:

“Gouns, John white male 30-40
white female 20-30
white male 5-10
white female 0-5
white male 0-5”

He was a farmer and the notation “Upper Regiment Militia” appeared opposite his name in the census. His location was near that of Oran Gouins [Goans], page 81, whose entry also carried the notation “Upper Regiment Militia.” Oran Gouins is regarded as a kinsman.

Cleveland County, North Carolina was organized in the following year, and John M. Goins in 1841 found himself in the new county.

“John Gowen” was enumerated October 1, 1850 as the head of a household in the census of Cleveland County, Household 1212-1212, page 198:

“Gowen, John, 36, millwright, born in NC,
Polly 33, born in NC
Joseph 16, farmer, born in NC
Mitchel 12, born in NC
Daniel 11, born in NC
John 10, born in NC
Lucinda 5, born in NC
Francis 1, born in NC, male”

John M. Goins reappeared June 11, 1860 as the head of Household 161-161:

“Goins, John M. 49, millwright, born in NC
Mary 33, born in NC, illiterate
Joseph 26, born in NC, $125 personal
property, illiterate
Michael 18, born in NC
Nancy 22, born in NC, illiterate
John C. 14, born in NC
Lucinda 12, born in NC
Daniel 10, born in NC
Benjamin F. 8, born in NC
Miles H. 6, born in NC
Philip E. 4, born in NC
Mary E. 2, born in NC
Sophie 3/12, born in NC”

David Goings made some observations about the census enumerations.

“I have an explanation which would reconcile the 1840, 1850, and 1860 census information with the information which Lianne Longmire obtained from her cousin Henry Lee Goins, Sr., now deceased, who had lived with his grandmother Martha Lucinda “Cindy” Goins who was a daughter of John M. and Mary Goins.

Henry Lee Goins had stated that there was only one John and only one Daniel. He also stated that Benjamin F[ranklin], Francis, Doctor and Frank are all the same child. He was born, named and called Frank and everything else was an add-on.

I have listed and annotated the 1840, 1850, and 1860 census information to show how the information on the 11 children of John and Mary can be reconciled.

1840 1850 1860

John Gouns 30-40 John Gowen 36 John M. Goins 49
Female 20-30 Polly 33 Mary 33
Male 5-10 Joseph 16 Joseph 26
Female 0-5 Nancy 14* Nancy 22**
Male 0-5 Mitchel 12 Micheal 18**
Daniel 11 Daniel 10**
John 10 John C. 14
Lucinda 3 Lucinda 12
Francis 1 Benjamin F. 8
Miles H. 6
Philip E. 4
Mary E. 2
Sophie 3/12

*Nancy was omitted from her family 1213 enumeration and was enumerated with family number 1220.

**Micheal and Nancy were not listed according to birth order. I suspect that Daniel was also listed out of birth order and that the informant for the 1860 census could not supply the correct ages which could have caused the census taker to use the numbers 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 for these seven children as just a guess to fill in the census form. I also suspect that the ages of Daniel and John were overstated in the 1850 census since they do not exist in the 1840 census.

My updated list of the birth of the 11 children of John M. and Mary Goins would be:

Joseph Goins c1834
Nancy Goins c1836
Michael [Mitchel] Goins c1838
Daniel Goins c1841
John C. Goins c1843
Martha Lucinda “Cindy” Goins April 16, 1847
Benjamin Franklin “Frank” Goins January 16, 1849
Miles Henderson Goins January 31, 1852
Philip E. Goins February 19, 1856
Mary E. Goins c1858
Sophia “Sophie” Goins March 1860

John M. Goins died November 22, 1869. Mary “Polly” Clippard Goins appeared June 30, 1870 as the head of Household 62-98 in Golden Valley township of adjoining Rutherford County, North Carolina:

“Goins, Mary 44, born in NC, keeping house,
Martha 22, born in NC
Doctor 19, born in NC, farming
Miles H. 17. born in NC, working on farm
Philip 15, born in NC
Mary 12, born in NC
Sophia 10, born in NC”

On June 11, 1880 “Mary Gowens” was emumerated as the head of a Household 86-86 in the Brindletown township of Burke County, North Carolina, Enumeration District 48, page 9:

“Gowens, Mary 65, born in NC, illiterate, farmer,
widow
Mary E. 25, born in NC, daughter,
illiterate

The household of her daughter, “Lucinda Gowens,” No. 67-87. adjoined hers:

“Gowens, Lucinda 31, laborer, single
Mary L. 6, daughter
Lois 4, daughter
Guirda 1, daughter”

Mary “Polly” Clippard Goins died April 11, 1887 probably in Burke County in the home of her son, Miles Henderson Goins who was enumerated there in 1880. She was interred at Silvercreek Baptist Church Cemetery in Morganton, North Carolina in Burke County.

David Goings wrote:

“According to ‘American Given Names’ by George R. Stewart and the ‘Dictionary of First Names’ by Alfred J. Kolatch, Polly was a variation of Mary. This would help confirm that Polly and Mary are the same woman in spite of the age discrepancies in the 1850 and 1860 census records. Mary ‘Polly’ Clippard could be the daughter of John Clipard and Nancy Lailors who were married in Lincoln County, NC October 15, 1814. There are several marriages of Clipard, Clippard, Clipperd, Going, Goings, and Goins listed in the book ‘Marriages of Tryon and Lincoln Counties.’”

David Goings continued:

“The name variants which have been encountered in records concerning this branch include Gowen, Gowens, Goun, Gouns, Goins, and Goings. The 1850 Cleveland County census, page 198 on the microfilm, shows a spelling of Gowen. Page number 24 of the 1860 Cleveland County census shows a spelling of Goins. Page number 6 of the 1880 Brindletown Township, Burke County census shows a spelling of Gowens. Sheet number 25 of the 1900 Henrietta, Rutherford County census shows a spelling of Goins.

Books such as ‘An Etymological Dictionary of Family Names’ by William Arthur, ‘These Names Of Ours’ by Augustus William Dellquest, ‘The Story Of Surnames’ by William Dodgson Bowman, ‘History Through Surnames’ by W. O. Hassall, ‘How You Got Your Name’ by James Pennethorne Hughes, and ‘Surnames Of The United Kingdom’ by Henry Harrison all seem to agree that the root name is Gow [Gaelic for Smith].

The Scottish and Irish patronymic forms would have in­cluded Gowen and MacGowen. The genitive ‘s’ could have formed the Gowens surname which was used by my forefathers. The name appears to have been phoneti­cally Americanized into Goins. My grandfather added the extra ‘g’ which resulted in the spelling Goings.

There are possible discrepancies in the 1840 census enumeration of John Gouns. This household was com­posed of one white male 30-40 [John, May 29, 1811], one white female 20-30 [Mary ‘Polly’, March 2, 1816], one white male 5-10 [Joseph, b1834], one white male under five [Mitchel, b1838], and one white female under 5 [Nancy, bc1836].

If this household is John M. Goins, then the 1850 Daniel age 11 would have to be in error or this 1840 census record would have to be in error. I also must wonder if the 1860 Michael is the 1850 Mitchell; if the 1860 John C. is the 1850 John or were there more omissions or slipups like Nancy being enumerated with family 1220 in the 1850 census of Cleveland County, North Carolina.

One could use the theory that these listings of children represent them chronologically according to their se­quence of birth. Using this logic the 1860 Daniel could be the 1850 Francis or the 1850 Francis may have been a child who died before the 1860 census. Also, the 1850 Daniel Gowen age 11 would then appear to be missing between Mitchell/Micheal and John/John C.

I have noticed in my research of other branches that when a child has died at an early age the parents will sometimes reuse the name on a subsequent child. Ac­cording to Henry Lee Goins, who had lived with his grandmother Lucinda Goins, there was only one Daniel and only one John who later shows as John C.

The “North Carolina Troops 1861-1865, Infantry,” Volume V, Infantry’ lists a Michael H. Goins. He resided in Cleveland County where he enlisted at age 21 on 14 May 1861. I am suspicious of the stated age due to the fact that many of the men who appear in this listing were exactly 21 years old. This could be the 1860 Michael Goins age 18 of Cleveland County.

The 1910 census for Miles and Rachel Goins of Henrietta, North Carolina in Rutherford County shows a daughter-in-law Merimar [?], age 26 with granddaughter Carrie age 4. John W. Goins, son of Miles and Rachel, died on 11 December 1906 at age 29 according to his tombstone at the Providence United Methodist Church cemetery in Hen­rietta, NC. Therefore, he could be the father. On the back of his tombstone is Pearlie V. daughter of J. W. Goins and Wife born December 26, 1901 and died July 11, 1902. John W. is single in the 1900 census for Miles and Rachel Goins of Henrietta, NC. I do not have any further information which would confirm the above persons as being one family.

One of the daughters of Miles and Rachel Goins married John C. Hall. I believe this to be the John C. Hall who was born April 4, 1885 and died December 10, 1957 and is interred at the Providence United Methodist Church cemetery in Henrietta.

This daughter went by the name of Kate. This family number 300 is enumerated January 22, 1920 in Limestone township of Cherokee County, South Carolina. John C. Hall is listed as being 34 and Kate as being 36. I do not know which of the listed daughters is actually she.”

Children born to John M. Goins and Mary “Polly” Clippard Goins, according to David Goings, include:

Joseph Goins born about 1834
Nancy Goins born about 1836
Michael Goins born about 1838
Daniel Goins born about 1841
John C. Goins born about 1843
Martha Lucinda “Cindy” Goins born April 16, 1847
Doctor Benjamin Franklin Goins born January 16, 1849
Miles Henderson Goins born January 31, 1852
Phillip E. Goins born Feb. 19, 1856
Mary E. Goins born about 1858
Sophia Goins born in March 1860

Joseph Goins, son of John M. Goins and Mary “Polly” Clippard Goins, was born in Lincoln County about 1834.

Nancy Goins, daughter of John M. Goins and Mary “Molly” Clippard Goins, was born about 1836.

Michael Goins, son of John M. Goins and Mary “Polly” Clip­pard Goins, was born in Lincoln County about 1838. It is be­lieved that he was married about 1860, wife’s name Nancy.

Daniel Francis Goins, son of John M. Goins and Mary “Polly” Clippard Goins, was born in Cleveland County about 1841.

John C. Goins, son of John M. Goins and Mary “Polly” Clip­pard Goins, was born in Cleveland County about 1842.

Martha Lucinda “Cindy” Goins, daughter of John M. Goins and Mary “Polly” Clippard Goins, was born in Cleveland County April 16, 1847. She became the common law wife of Lafayette “Fate” Lane, but their children retained the name “Goins.”

Children born to Lafayette “Fate” Lane and Martha Lucinda “Cindy” Goins include:

Mary Louise Goins born in 1873
Lois Goins born about 1876
Gertrude “Gertie” Goins born about 1879
Jacob Charles “Bud” Goins born June 27, 1881

Mary Louise Goins, daughter of Martha Lucinda “Cindy” Goins, was born in 1873. She was married in 1890 to William Riley Heavener.

Lois Goins, daughter of Martha Lucinda “Cindy” Goins, was born about 1876. She was married to “Babe” Grigg.

Gertrude “Gertie” Goins, daughter of Martha Lucinda “Cindy” Goins, was born about 1879. She was married July 12, 1908 to Frank Branch.

Children born to them include:

Elvie Novella Branch born in 1911

Jacob Charles “Bud” Goins, son of Martha Lucinda “Cindy” Goins, was born June 17, 1881. He was married about 1902 to Aquillie Amanda Wright who was born to Robert Wright and Jane Ledford Wright September 17, 1885. He died September 11, 1959 and was buried in Hulls Grove Baptist Church Ceme­tery in Vale, North Carolina. She died October 31, 1976 and was buried beside her husband.

Children born to Jacob Charles “Bud” Goins and Aquillie Amanda Wright Goins include:

Henry Lee Goins born in 1903
Raymond Andrew Goins born about 1905
Ralph Jenks Goins born November 4, 1911
Annie Mae Goins born about 1914
Pauline Goins born about 1916
Roy Goins born February 24, 1919
Troy Goins born about 1923
Jacob Charles Goins, Jr. born September 19, 1925

Henry Lee Goins, son of of Jacob Charles “Bud” Goins and Aquillie Amanda Wright Goins, was born about 1903. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Raymond Andrew Goins, son of Jacob Charles “Bud” Goins and Aquillie Amanda Wright Goins, was born in 1905. He was married about 1928 to Mary Jane Frittle. Children born to Raymond Andrew Goins and Mary Jane Frittle Goins are unknown.

Ralph Jenks Goins, son of Jacob Charles “Bud” Goins and Aquillie Amanda Wright Goins, was born November 4, 1911. He died July 12, 1986 and was buried in Hulls Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Annie Mae Goins, daughter of Jacob Charles “Bud” Goins and Aquillie Amanda Wright Goins, was born about 1914. She was married to Thomas Kiser about 1938. She died in 1948.

One son was born to them:

Darrell Wilford Kiser born about 1940

Pauline Goins, daughter of Jacob Charles “Bud” Goins and Aquillie Amanda Wright Goins, was born in 1916. She re­mained single.

Roy Goins, son of Jacob Charles “Bud” Goins and Aquillie Amanda Wright Goins, was born February 24, 1919. He served in World War II. He died December 30, 1954 and was buried in Hulls Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Troy Goins, son of Jacob Charles “Bud” Goins and Aquillie Amanda Wright Goins, was born in 1923. He remained single.

Jacob Charles Goins, Jr, son of Jacob Charles “Bud” Goins and Aquillie Amanda Wright Goins, was born September 19, 1925.

Doctor Benjamin Franklin Goins, son of John M. Goins and Mary “Polly” Clippard Goins, was born in Cleveland County January 16, 1849.

Of him, David Goings wrote:

“I have noticed on several branches of ancestors from SC and NC that it was apparently popular to name children after famous people. In the 1860 census for John M Goins of Cleveland County, NC there is a Benjamin F Goins age 8. In the 1870 census for Mary Goins of Golden Valley township, Rutherford County, NC there is a Doctor Goins age 19. In the 1880 census of Brindleton Township Burke County, NC there is a Franklin Gowens age 30. His death certificate of 8 July 1929 in Morganton, Burke County, NC lists his name as Doctor Franklin Goins.

According to Henry Lee Goins, who had lived with his grandmother Lucinda Goins, Benjamin F. and Doctor Franklin are same person.

In the ‘Dictionary of American Biography,’ Volume III Benjamin Franklin was also referred to or known as Doctor Franklin. As a child Benjamin Franklin Goins may have adopted the nickname ‘Doctor Franklin’ after the famous Benjamin Franklin.”

Doctor Benjamin Franklin Goins was married about 1873 to Sarah Jane Hines. They were enumerated in the 1880 census as Household 76-76:

“Gowens, Franklin 30, born in NC, farmer, illiterate
Sarah J. 20, born in NC, wife, illiterate
John S. 1, born in NC, son”

Phillip Goins, brother to Doctor Benjamin Franklin Goins, was the head of Household 77-77 adjoining. Doctor Benjamin Franklin Goins died in Burke County July 8, 1929.

Children born to Doctor Benjamin Franklin Goins and Sarah Jane Hines Goins, according to David Goings include:

John S. Goins born in 1877
Della Goins born about 1878
Joe Goins born about 1879
Sam Goins born about 1881
Evey P. Goins born in 1882
Adam Elam Goins born in 1885
Louise Goins born about 1894

John S. Goins, son of Doctor Benjamin Franklin Goins and Sarah Jane Hines Goins was born in 1877. He remained single.

Adam Elam Goins, son of Benjamin Franklin Goins and Sarah Jane Hines Goins was born in 1885. He was married in 1908 in Burke County to Mary Ann Ross. She was born November 2, 1887 to Anderson Denton Ross and Amanda Minerva Denton Ross. Mary Ann Ross Goins died in 1986.

Children born to Adam Elam Goins and Mary Ann Ross Goins include:

Annie Lee Goins born in 1910
Richard Edward Goins born in 1913
Stella E. Goins born in 1915
Lucy M. Goins born in 1918
Fred Anderson Goins born in 1925

Miles Henderson Goins, son of John M. Goins and Mary “Polly” Clippard Goins, was born in Cleveland County January 31, 1852. He was married December 29, 1873 to Rachael Victoria Houk. In 1877 they lived in Brindletown, North Carolina in Burke County.

Miles Henderson Goins was enumerated June 7, 1880 as the head of Household 53-52, Enumeration District 48, page 3 in Burke County, Brindletown township:

“Gowens, Miles 27, born in NC, illiterate
Rachael 24, born in NC, cannot write
John W. 3, born in NC, son
Junie C. 1, born in NC, daughter”

He reappeared June 22, 1900 in the census of Rutherford County, North Carolina, Enumeration District 139, page 25:

“Goins, Miles H. 50, born in NC in June 1850
Rachael V. 46, born in NC in January 1854
John W. 23, born in NC in February 1877,
Junie C. 20, born in NC in May 1880
Thomas L. 16, born in NC in October 1883
Ada C. 15, born in NC in March 1885
Mary M. 13, born in NC in February 1887
Herrick E. 11, born in NC in March 1889
Herbert J. 9, born in NC in June 1890
Augustus N. 7, born in NC in January 1893”

The census return showed them as the parents of 11 children, eight living.

Miles Henderson Goins was enumerated April 18, 1910 as the head of household in Henrietta, North Carolina in Rutherford County, Enumeration District 135, page 5:

“Goins, Miles H. 56, born in NC, illiterate
Rachel 53, born in NC, cannot write
Kate 24, born in NC, daughter
Emily 20, born in NC, daughter
Herbert 18, born in NC, son
Gus 16, born in NC, son
Goins Marianne 26, born in NC, daughter-in-law
Carrie 4, born in NC, granddaughter”

This census return shows that they are the parents of 12 children, five living.

Miles Henderson Goins died June 23, 1913 and was buried in Providence United Methodist Church Cemetery in Henrietta, North Carolina.

Children born to Miles Henderson Goins and Rachael Victoria Houk Goins include:

John W. Goins born February 12, 1877
Junie C. Goins born in May 1880
Thomas L. Goins born Sept. 28, 1882
Ada Catherine “Kate” Goins born in March 1885
Mary Martha Goins born May 2, 1886
Herrick Emily Goins born in March 1889
Herbert J. Goins born in June 1891
Augustus Newland “Gus” Goings born January 11, 1893
William B. Goins born May 7, 1896

John W. Goins, son of Miles Henderson Goins and Rachael Victoria Houk Goins, was born in Brindletown February 12, 1877. He was enumerated as a three-year-old in the 1880 cen­sus and at age 23 in the 1900 census of his father’s household. He was married about 1900, wife’s believed to be Marianne.

John W. Goins died December 11, 1906 at age 29 according to his tombstone at Providence United Methodist Church Cemetery in Henrietta. On the back of his tombstone is inscribed “Pearlie V, daughter of J. W. Goins and Wife born December 26, 1901 and died July 11, 1902.”

“Marianne Goins, daughter-in-law and Carrie Goins, grand­daughter” were enumerated in the 1910 census of Miles Hen­derson Goins’ household.

It is believed that children born to John W. Goins and Marianne Goins include:

Pearlie V. Goins born December 26, 1901
Carrie Goins born about 1905

Junie C. Goins, daughter of Miles Henderson Goins and Rachael Victoria Houk Goins, was born in May 1880 in Brindletown.

Thomas L. Goins, son of Miles Henderson Goins and Rachel Victoria Houk Goins, was born September 28, 1882. He died September 26, 1909.

Ada C[atherine “Kate”] Goins, daughter of Miles Henderson Goins and Rachel Victoria Houk Goins, was born in March 1885. She was enumerated as a 15-year-old in the 1900 census. She was married about 1913 to John C. Hall.

David Goings wrote:

“One of the daughters of Miles and Rachel Goins mar­ried John C. Hall. I believe this to be the John C. Hall who was born April 4, 1885 and died December 10, 1957 and is interred at the Providence United Methodist Church cemetery in Henrietta.

This daughter went by the name of Kate. This family, No. 300, is enumerated January 22, 1920 in Limestone township of Cherokee County, South Carolina. I do not know which of the listed daughters is actually she.”

The family was enumerated in Household 288-300 as:

“Hall, John C. 34,
Kate 6,
Howard J. 6,
Virginia C. 4,
Addie E. 3,
Sarah O[sten] 1”

Mary Martha Goins, daughter of Miles Henderson Goins and Rachel Victoria Houk Goins, was born May 2, 1886. She died September 20, 1902.

Herrick Emily Goins, daughter of Miles Henderson Goins and Rachel Victoria Houk Goins, was born in March 1889.

Herbert J. Goins, son of Miles Henderson Goins and Rachael Victoria Houk Goins, was born in 1890. He was married about 1913, wife’s name Leona.

Children born to Herbert J. Goins and Leona Goins include:

Estell Goins born about 1914
Pauline Goins born about 1916

Augustus Newland “Gus” Goings, son of Miles Henderson Goins and Rachael Victoria Houk Goins, was born January 11, 1892. He was married November 25, 1926 in Gaffney, South Carolina to Daisy Beatrice Lavender. Augustus Newland “Gus” Goins died May 8, 1965 and was buried in Frederick Memorial Gardens in Gaffney.

Children born to Augustus Newland “Gus” Goings and Daisy Beatrice Lavender Goings include:

Augustus Meredith “Gus” Goings born in 1929

Augustus Meredith “Gus” Goings, son of Augustus Newland “Gus” Goings and Daisy Lavender Goings, was born in Gaffney July 11, 1929. He was married April 8, 1952 to Jean Katherine Ross. In 1954 they lived in Charleston, South Carolina, and shortly afterward removed to Taveares, Florida.

Children born to Augustus Meredith “Gus” Goings and Jean Katherine Ross Goings include:

Charles David Goings born July 9, 1954
James Daniel Goings born April 27, 1964
Linda Diane Goings born October 22, 1967

Charles David Goings, son of Augustus Meredith “Gus” Go­ings and Jean Katherine Ross Goings, was born in 1954. He was married in 1981 to Phyllis Jeanine Lynch. They were di­vorced in 1989.

In 1994 and in 1998, Charles David Goings, a member of Gowen Research Foundation lived in Orlando, Florida. He was active in the re­search of the descendants of John M. Goins and Mary “Polly” Clippard Goins and contributed the material in this section of the manuscript.

James Daniel Goings, son of Augustus Meredith “Gus” Goings and Jean Katherine Ross Goings, was born in 1964. In 1994 he remained single.

Linda Diane Goings, daughter of Augustus Meredith “Gus” Goings and Jean Katherine Ross Goings, was born in 1967. In 1994 she remained single.

William B. Goins, son of Miles Henderson Goins and Rachael Victoria Houk Goins, was born May 7, 1896. He died October 22, 1897.

Phillip E. Goins, son of John M. Goins and Mary “Polly” Clip­pard Goins, was born in Cleveland County February 19, 1856. He was married February 19, 1879 to Mary Ann Butler who was born August 18, 1856. She was the daughter of John M. Butler and Susannah Butler.

They were enumerated June 9, 1880 in Household 77-77 ad­joining that of his brother, Doctor Benjamin Franklin Goins:

“Gowens, Phillip 24, born in NC, farmer, illiterate
Mary A. 23, born in NC, wife, illiterate
Sibler E. 8/12, born in NC in Oct, daughter”

He died June 8, 1933 at Golden Valley, North Carolina in Burke County and was buried at St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery at Cherryville, North Carolina. She died in Gaston County, North Carolina and was buried beside her husband.

Children born to Phillip E. Goins and Mary Ann Butler Goins include:

Dean Goins born about 1877
Della Goins born about 1878
Sibler E. “Dorsey” Goins born in 1879
Donnie Carolyn Goins born May 20, 1881
Ada Goins born about 1883
Canney Edward Goins born about 1885
Raymond Wright Goins born about 1889
Mary Doshie Goins born about 1898

Sibler E. “Dorsey” Goins, daughter of Phillip E. Goins and Mary Ann Butler Goins, was born in 1879. She was married about 1897, husband’s name Devine.

Donnie Carolyn Goins, daughter of Phillip E. Goins and Mary Ann Butler Goins, was born May 20, 1881 at Golden Valley. She was married about 1900 to Romie Blanch Propst. She was remarried July 5, 1905 to Daniel Arthur Hallman. She died August 5, 1962 at Lincolnton, North Carolina

Children born to them include:

Lela Hallman born about 1907

Canney Edward Goins, son of Phillip E. Goins and Mary Ann Butler Goins, was born about 1885. He was married about 1908 to Ruth Yount, daughter of John Yount and Mary Jane Fortenberry Yount.

Children born to Canney Edward Goins and Ruth Yount Goins include:

Mary Edna Goins born about 1910
Everett Lee Goins born about 1912

Mary Edna Goins, daughter of Canney Edward Goins and Ruth Yount Goins, was born about 1910. She died December 27, 1980.

Everett Lee Goins, son of Canney Edward Goins and Ruth Yount Goins, was born about 1912. He died June 30, 1977, ac­cording to the research of Madge Goins Wood Philbeck.

Raymond Wright Goins, son of Phillip E. Goins and Mary Ann Butler Goins, was born about 1889. He died October 31, 1955 in Lincoln County.

Mary Doshie Goins, daughter of Phillip E. Goins and Mary Ann Butler Goins, was born about 1898. She was married about 1913 to Bunyan Floyd Devine who was born in 1893 to Matt Devine and Lula Putman Devine. Bunyan Floyd Devine died September 3, 1975, and she died March 30, 1982. They were buried in Maiden City Cemetery, Maiden, North Carolina.

Children born to them include:

[daughter] born October 25, 1914
Ernest Devine born about 1920
David Devine born about 1921
William Devine born about 1923
Kenneth Devine born about 1925
Irene Devine born December 16, 1926
Inez Devine born about 1928
Nellie Devine born about 1931
Stella Devine born about 1934
Betty Devine born about 1938

Mary E. Goins, daughter of John M. Goins and Mary “Polly” Clippard Goins, was born in Cleveland County about 1857. She appeared in the 1880 census of her mother’s household in Burke County as “age 25, laborer, illiterate.”

Sophia Goins, daughter of John M. Goins and Mary “Polly” Clippard Goins, was born in Cleveland County in March 1860. She died in 1921 unmarried and was buried at North Brook Baptist Church Cemetery in Lincoln County.

Children born to Sophia Goins who retained her maiden name, include:

Isaac Allen Goins born October 10, 1883
Hester “Hess” Goins born about 1885
Mary Jane Goins born about 1889

Isaac Allen Goins, son of Sophia Goins, was born October 10, 1883. He was married about 1906 to Fannie Louise Lail who was born July 10, 1885. He died December 3, 1939, and Fannie Louise Lail Goins died December 22, 1965. They were buried in Hulls Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Hester “Hess” Goins, daughter of Sophia Goins, was born about 1889. She was married to Melvin Crawley April 10, 1912. Later she was remarried to Bud Toney.

Two children were born to them and died in childhood:

Letha Leila Crawley born about 1915
[daughter] born about 1924
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Daniel Goins was born about 1792. He was married about 1815 to Nancy McCall Newton who was born September 22, 1795 to Capt. Benjamin Newton and Nancy McCall Newton in Lincoln County. Details of the Newton family were pub­lished in “The Life and Times of Capt. Benjamin Newton” which appeared in the November 3, 1971 edition of “Forest City This Week.”

Children born to Daniel Goins and Nancy McCall Newton Goins include:

John B. Goins born about 1817
Cynthia Goins born about 1821

Robert McCall, son of Alexander McCall and Jane McCall, was born about 1785. He was married February 19, 1807 in Lincoln County to Martheu Buchanan who was born there February 15, 1786

John B. Goins, son of Daniel Goins and Nancy McCall New­ton Goins, was born about 1817. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Cynthia Goins, daughter of Daniel Goins and Nancy McCall Newton Goins, was born about 1821. She was married about 1840 to John Queen.

Martha Lucinda “Cindy” Goins, daughter of John M. Goins and Mary “Polly” Clippard Goins, was born in Cleveland County April 16, 1847. She became the common law wife of Lafayette “Fate” Lane, but their children retained the name “Goins.”

Children born to Lafayette “Fate” Lane and Martha Lucinda “Cindy” Goins include:

Mary Louise Goins born in 1873
Lois Goins born about 1876
Gertrude “Gertie” Goins born about 1879
Jacob Charles “Bud” Goins born June 27, 1881

Mary Louise Goins, daughter of Martha Lucinda “Cindy” Goins, was born in 1873. She was married in 1890 to William Riley Heavener.

Lois Goins, daughter of Martha Lucinda “Cindy” Goins, was born about 1876. She was married to “Babe” Grigg.

Gertrude “Gertie” Goins, daughter of Martha Lucinda “Cindy” Goins, was born about 1879. She was married July 12, 1908 to Frank Branch.

Children born to them include:

Elvie Novella Branch born in 1911

Jacob Charles “Bud” Goins, son of Martha Lucinda “Cindy” Goins, was born June 17, 1881. He was married about 1902 to Aquillie Amanda Wright who was born to Robert Wright and Jane Ledford Wright September 17, 1885. He died September 11, 1959 and was buried in Hulls Grove Baptist Church Ceme­tery in Vale, North Carolina. She died October 31, 1976 and was buried beside her husband.

Children born to Jacob Charles “Bud” Goins and Aquillie Amanda Wright Goins include:

Henry Lee Goins born in 1903
Raymond Andrew Goins born about 1905
Ralph Jenks Goins born November 4, 1911
Annie Mae Goins born about 1914
Pauline Goins born about 1916
Roy Goins born February 24, 1919
Troy Goins born about 1923
Jacob Charles Goins, Jr. born September 19, 1925

Henry Lee Goins, son of of Jacob Charles “Bud” Goins and Aquillie Amanda Wright Goins, was born about 1903. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Raymond Andrew Goins, son of Jacob Charles “Bud” Goins and Aquillie Amanda Wright Goins, was born in 1905. He was married about 1928 to Mary Jane Frittle. Children born to Raymond Andrew Goins and Mary Jane Frittle Goins are un­known.

Ralph Jenks Goins, son of Jacob Charles “Bud” Goins and Aquillie Amanda Wright Goins, was born November 4, 1911. He died July 12, 1986 and was buried in Hulls Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Annie Mae Goins, daughter of Jacob Charles “Bud” Goins and Aquillie Amanda Wright Goins, was born about 1914. She was married to Thomas Kiser about 1938. She died in 1948.

One son was born to them:

Darrell Wilford Kiser born about 1940

Pauline Goins, daughter of Jacob Charles “Bud” Goins and Aquillie Amanda Wright Goins, was born in 1916. She re­mained single.

Roy Goins, son of Jacob Charles “Bud” Goins and Aquillie Amanda Wright Goins, was born February 24, 1919. He served in World War II. He died December 30, 1954 and was buried in Hulls Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Troy Goins, son of Jacob Charles “Bud” Goins and Aquillie Amanda Wright Goins, was born in 1923. He remained single.

Jacob Charles Goins, Jr, son of Jacob Charles “Bud” Goins and Aquillie Amanda Wright Goins, was born September 19, 1925.
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Aaron Goins was born in Virginia about 1816 of parents unknown, according to the research of Madge Goins Wood Philbeck, a descendant of Statesville, North Carolina. She wrote of him in “The Goins Family of Lincoln County, North Carolina:”

“My grandmother, Sarah Goins, told members of my family that Aaron Goins and his brother, Wiley Goins, came to North Carolina from Virginia. Aaron, who was a millwright, married Ann Leonard, who is believed to be the daughter of Jacob Leonard. According to Grandmother, they had two children: Phillip and Ann Goins. Aaron, who lived in the “old Beam house,” was killed by a tree falling on him while clearing a new ground.

My great aunt says that Aaron and Ann Leonard Goins had only one child whose name was Phillip. Ann died when my aunt, who was born in 1884, was about ten years old, so Ann died about 1894.

There is a marriage bond filed in Old Tryon‑Lincoln County marriage bonds for “Arren Goings” and Ann Leonard with Elisha W. Roderick and M. W. Abernathy, witness. The bond which is dated 10 January 1837, Record 1050, Bond No. 72693, was published in ‘Marriage Bonds of Old Tryon‑Lincoln Counties, North Carolina’ by Curtis Bynum.”

“Oran Gouins” was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Lincoln County, page 81, as the head of a household. He was a farmer and opposite his name in the cen­sus report was the notation “Upper Regiment Militia.” He owned a large number of slaves.

His household was composed of:

“Gouins, Oran white male 20-30
white female 20-30
white male 0-5”

“Orrin Goin” reappeared as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Lincoln County, Household 609-710, page 233:

“Goin, Orrin 34, laborer
Anna 33
Phillip 8”

Three households away was recorded the household of Jere-miah Smith who is regarded as a brother-in-law of Aaron Go-ins and the husband of Sarah Goins, suggested as the older sis-ter of Aaron Going. Also recorded in the Smith household was Martha Goins, age 79, possibly the mother of Sarah Goins Smith and Aaron Goins.

The Smith household, No. 606-707 was recorded as:

“Smith, Jeremiah
Sarah
“Goins, Martha 79, born in NC”

Children born to Aaron Goins and Ann Leonard Goins in­clude:

Phillip Pinkney Goins born September 14, 1842

Phillip Pinkney Goins, son of Aaron Goins and Ann Leonard Goins, was born September 14, 1842 in Catawba County, North Carolina which was created from Lincoln County in that year. He enlisted there at age 17 August 13, 1861 in Company C, 28th North Carolina Infantry Regiment for Confederate service, according to “The North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865.”

It is reported that J. C. Goins, born about 1837, regarded as a kinsman was serving with Phillip Pinkney Goins in the 28th North Carolina Infantry Regiment.

Phillip Pinkney Goins participated in the Battle of Bull Run, Battle of Fredericksburg, Battle of Chancellorsville and the Battle of Gettysburg. He was wounded in the Battle of Fredericksburg and in the Battle of the Wilderness.

He was captured at Hanover Courthouse, Virginia May 27, 1862 and was confined at Ft. Monroe, Virginia and at Ft. Columbus in New York harbor. He was exchanged at Aiken’s Landing, Virginia on the James River August 5, 1862 and re­turned to duty prior to November 1862. He was wounded in the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia May 1-3, 1863. After returning to duty he was wounded in the right hand in the Bat­tle of Jones Farm September 30, 1864. He was returned to duty in December 1864. He was captured near Petersburg, Virginia April 2, 1865 and confined at Ft. Delaware in Delaware until released June 19, 1865 after taking the oath of allegience to the United States.

He returned to Lincoln County and resumed farming. He was married there March 29, 1866 to Elizabeth Smith by Justice of the Peace Daniel Siegle. She was born April 26, 1842 to David Smith and Sarah Shoup Smith. Daniel Reinhardt was the bondsman, according to “Lincoln County, North Carolina Marriages, 1769-1850.”

In 1902 they lived at Reepsville, North Carolina where he made an application for a Confederate pension. Elizabeth Smith Goins died December 19, 1907 and was buried in Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery at Vale, North Carolina. He died September 5, 1909 and was buried beside his wife.

Children born to Phillip Pinkney Goins and Elizabeth Smith Goins include:

Idar Lou Catherine Goins born September 7, 1866
David Albert L. Goins born October 29, 1868
John Robert Goins born March 7, 1871
Charlie Macon Goins born April 29, 1873
Daniel Jacob Goins born September 24, 1875
Sarah Elizabeth Goins born August 7, 1877
Oscar Andrew Goins born October 20, 1879
Liza Emma Alice Goins born March 22, 1882
Lelia Jenny Mae Goins born October 28, 1884

Idar Lou Catherine Goins, daughter of Phillip Pinkney Goins and Elizabeth Smith Goins, was born September 7, 1866. She did not marry, but lived with her brother, Oscar Andrew Goins. She died Janaury 12, 1943 and was buried in Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery at Vale, North Carolina.

David Albert L. Goins, son of Phillip Pinkney Goins and Elizabeth Smith Goins, was born October 29, 1868. He was married about 1881 to Rose B. Leatherman who was born March 30, 1872 to Stewart Leatherman and Susan M. Leatherman. She died October 31, 1944 and was buried be­side her husband in Greenwood Cemetery, Belmont, North Carolina.

Children born to David Albert L. Goins and Rose B. Leather­man Goins include:

Carl Goins born July 12, 1896
Esther Goins born about 1896
Gladys Goins born about 1898
Ruth Goins born May 10, 1902
Ernest Philip Goins born October 10, 1904
Nettie Goins born about 1907
Sue Betty Goins born about 1910
Leddy Goins born about 1915
Eva Goins born July 24, 1920

Carl Goins, son of David Albert L. Goins and Rose B. Leatherman Goins, was born July 12, 1896. He was married about 1919, wife’s name unknown. He died in January 1983 and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Belmont.

Children born to Carl Goins include:

Walter Goins born about 1921
Johnnie Goins born about 1923
Eugene Goins born about 1925
Mildred Goins born about 1928
Clyde Goins born about 1931

Esther Goins, daughter of David Albert L. Goins and Rose B. Leatherman Goins, was born about 1896. She was married to Ervin S. Lingerfelt about 1918.

Children born to them include:

Willie Lingerfelt born about 1920
Florie Lingerfelt born about 1922
Floyd Lingerfelt born about 1925
Bettie Lingerfelt born about 1928

Gladys Goins, daughter of David Albert L. Goins and Rose B. Leatherman Goins, was born about 1898. She was married about 1918 to H. Caldwell Robinson.

Children born to them include:

Fleta Robinson born about 1920
Rosa Robinson born about 1922
Inez Robinson born about 1925
Harry Robinson born about 1928

Ruth Goins, daughter of David Albert L. Goins and Rose B. Leatherman Goins, was born May 10, 1902. She was married to J. Fred Hamby about 1920. She died October 27, 1988 and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery.

Children born to them include:

J. C. Hamby born about 1922
Olean Hamby born about 1925

J. C. Hamby is also identified as J. C. Goins, born June 2, 1920 at Belmont, North Carolina. He was married about 1946 to Ola Mae Turner of Kentucky.

Children born to J. C. Goins and Ola Mae Turner Goins include:

Linda Goins born February 10, 1952

Ernest Philip Goins, son of David Albert L. Goins and Rose B. Leatherman Goins, was born was born October 10, 1904. He died January 20, 1906 and was buried in Plateau Methodist Church Cemetery in Lincoln County.

Nettie Goins, daughter of David Albert L. Goins and Rose B. Leatherman Goins, was born about 1907. She was married about 1925 to Joe T. Williams.

Sue Betty Goins, daughter of David Albert L. Goins and Rose B. Leatherman Goins, was born about 1910. She was married about 1930, husband’s name Baucom.

Leddy Goins, daughter of David Albert L. Goins and Rose B. Leatherman Goins, was born about 1915. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Eva Goins, daughter of David Albert L. Goins and Rose B. Leatherman Goins, was born July 24, 1920. She was married about 1940 to T. B. Upton. She was remarried to Johnny Rus­sell.

John Robert Goins, son