From Gowen Manuscript: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms097.htm
No individuals by the name of Gowen [or spelling variations appeared in the 1800 federal census or the 1803 state census of Ohio.
In the 1830 census of Ohio there were three families of interest to Gowen chroniclers:
Householder County, Page
Gowan, Nancy Tuscarawas 42
Gowen, John Pike 26
Gowings, Joseph Shelby 28
Eleven families of interest to Gowen chroniclers appeared in the 1850 census of Ohio:
Householder County, Page Township
Gowen, Ann Clark, 197 Springfield
Gowen, John Portage, 148 Rootstow
Gowen, Joseph Clermont, 308 Batavia
Gowen, Margaret Adams 123 Liberty
Gowen, Willer Adams 122 Liberty
Gowens, Jacob Hamilton 371 Cincinnati
Gowens, Walter Union 275 Jerome
Gowin, Francis Hamilton 233 Cincinnati
Gowing, J. Butler 214 Hamilton
Goyan, Francis Hamilton 270 Cincinnati
Goyan, Francis Seneca 426 Tiffin C.
Ohio was originally settled by military men, veterans of the Revolutionary War from New England. The Revolutionaries made the first permament settlement in the Northwest Territory at Marietta, Ohio in 1788, and ever after Ohio generously furnished men for the nation’s battles.
In the Civil War, Ohio loyally supported the Union, furnishing 319, 659 for the U. S. Army.
In World War I, more than 263,000 Ohioans, out of a population of 3,000,000 answered the call to the colors, according to “Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the World War, 1917-1918.” Originally compiled in 1926, the volume provides detailed information about those inducted which family historians find beneficial to their research. It provides places of birth, location and date of enlistment, city of residence, date of discharge, units of service and war theatres and engagements.
Of interest to Foundation researchers are 14 officers and enlisted men:
Capt. Maurice R. Gowing was born April 11, 1894 in Toledo, Ohio. His residence at the time of enlistment was at Columbus, Ohio. He served as a 2nd lieutenant in the Coast Artillery Corps at Ft. Monroe, Virginia from November 5, 1917. He became a 1st lieutenant February 15, 1918 and captain July 24, 1918. In 1919 he served at Ft. Williams, Maine and Ft. Levett, Maine. His resignation was accepted September 1, 1919.
Capt. William A. Gowing was born in Allendale, Missouri November 12, 1871. He enlisted September 20, 1918 from Toledo, Ohio and served as a doctor in the Army Medical Corps in Michigan. He was discharged December 3, 1918 and returned to his practice in Toledo.
Albert Goins, colored was born April 7, 1887 in Winnsboro, South Carolina. He was enlisted August 23, 1918 from Cincinnati and served in the 814th Pioneer Infantry Regiment as a private. He went overseas in the American Expeditionary Force October 6, 1918. He was promoted to private first class June 1, 1919 and was discharged July 28, 1919.
Bud K. Goins, colored was born November 4, 1895 in Pomeroy, Ohio. He was enlisted from Athens, Ohio August 9, 1918 and was assigned to the 18th Infantry Battalion. He was discharged January 27, 1919 as a sergeant.
Charles A. Goins, colored was born in 1897 at Zanesville, Ohio. He was enlisted November 8, 1917 and assigned to Company B, 304th Stevedore Regiment. He was promoted to private first class December 3, 1917. On January 3, 1918, he was transferred to the 304th Service Battalion where he was promoted to sergeant February 2, 1918. He served overseas from January 13, 1918. He was reduced back to private May 13, 1919 and received an honorable discharge June 26, 1919.
Gus Goins, white was born in Frankfort, Kentucky March 4, 1890. He enlisted June 27, 1918 from Toledo and was assigned to the 6th Training Battalion. He served in the 158th Depot Brigade until July 16, 1918. He was transferred to Company B, 309th Ammunition Train and joined the American Expeditionary Forces September 17, 1918. He was promoted to corporal November 9, 1918 and honorably discharged February 14, 1919.
James Goins, colored, was born in Cuthbert, Georgia in 1892. He was enlisted from Columbus October 28, 1917. He was assigned to Company B, 317th Engineers. His unit joined the AEF June 10, 1918 and participated in the Meuse-Argonne battle where he was “severely wounded” November 11, 1918 [Armistice Day], He returned from France February 12, 1919 and was honorably discharged March 15, 1919.
James W. Goins, white, regarded as a brother to Gus Goins, was born August 9, 1887 in Frankford, Kentucky. He was enlisted from Toledo July 15, 1918 and was assigned to Company I, 335th Infantry Regiment. He was honorably discharged December 9, 1918.
Jesse T. Goins, white, was born August 9, 1887 at Sekitan, Ohio. He was enlisted July 25, 1918 at Ft. Thomas, Kentucky. He was assigned to the Coast Artillery Corps at Ft. Screven, Georgia until September 6, 1918. On that date he was transferred to Battery C, 45th Artillery Battalion which was assigned to the AEF. He went overseas October 21, 1919 and was returned January 31, 1919. He received an honorable discharge February 12, 1919.
Samuel J. Goins, white, was born in 1888 at Versailles, Kentucky. He was enlisted June 5, 1917 at Columbus Barracks, Ohio. He was made private first class August 1, 1917 and corporal September 1, 1917. He was assigned to Company A, 10th Field Signal Battalion and went overseas with his unit October 29, 1918 as a sergeant. On December 24, 1918, he was transferred to 56th Service Company, Signal Corps. He returned home July 29, 1919 and was honorably discharged August 7, 1919.
William M. Goins, white, was born in 1893 at Midway, Kentucky. He was enlisted June 5, 1917 from Akron and assigned to Company A, 10th Field Signal Battalion, along with Samuel J. Goins. He became a private first class August 1, 1917, corporal September 1, 1917 and sergeant March 1, 1918. On October 29, 1918 they went overseas with Company C, 116th Field Signal Battalion. On December 24, 1918, they transferred to the 56th Service Company, Signal Corps, AEF. They were returned hom July 29, 1919 and honorably discharged August 7, 1919.
Murphy H. Goins, colored, was born at Carthage, North Carolina in 1894. He was enlisted at Columbus Barracks December 5, 1917 and assigned to Company A, 313rd Service Battalion. He became a sergeant March 6, 1918 and was reduced to private first class April 8, 1918 while with the AEF. He was returned home June 25, 1919 and honorably discharged July 1, 1919.
Anna Sophia Goins was born in Ohio in 1865 and was married in 1892 to Alfred P. Stonerock who was born in 1862. He died in 1925, and she died in 1941.
William D. Gowen was listed at age 18 on, June 7, 1862 on the Union side, according to the American Civil War Soldiers database.
James McGowen enlisted on August 8, 1861 at age 39 for the Union Side, according to the American Civil War Soldiers database.
William B. McGowen enlisted December 23, 1863 at age 19 on the Union Side, according to the American Civil War Soldiers database.
ADAMS COUNTY, OHIO
Helen L. Goins, 79, of 1614 Park Street, Sidney, Ohio died Thursday, according to the October 2, 1999 edition of the “Dayton Daily News.”
ATHENS COUNTY, OHIO
William Goen, a Virginian, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Athens County, Enumeration District 13, page 136, Troy Township in the town of Hockingport, Ohio:
“Goen, William 48, born in VA
Sarah A. 35, born in OH
George H. 12, born in WV
Carrie 2, born in OH”
Children born to William Goen and Sarah A. Goen include:
George H. Goen born about 1868
Carrie Goen born about 1878
Margaret Marie Lewis Goins, widow of Danzel L. Goins, died Wednesday, December 25, 2002, according to her obituary published in the “Zanesville Times” of December 27:
Jesse Goins was born in Virginia about 1824. He was married about 1845, wife’s name Eveline. She was born in Virginia about 1830. They were enumerated in the 1880 census of Athens County:
“Goins, Jesse 56, mulatto, born in VA
Eveline 50, mulatto, born in VA
Hiram 19, born in VA”
Children born to Jesse Goins and Eveline Goins include:
Hiram Goins born about 1861
Hiram Goins, son of Jesse Goins and Eveline Goins, was born in Virginia about 1861. He was brought to Athens County sometime before 1880.
Hiram Goins was married to Rebecca Mineard January 13, 1891, according to Athens County marriage records. She may have been his second wife.
Hiram Goins and Rebecca Mineard Goins were residents of Sharpsburg, Ohio in 1892 when a son was born. They lived in the Toledo, Ohio area. Hiram Goins disappeared after 1920. He was identified as a bounty hunter by descendants who reported that “one day he left, never to return.”
Hiram Goins was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Athens County:
“Goins, Hiram 39, born in VA
Rebecca , married 9 years
Nancy A. 13, born in OH
Jesse F. 8, born in OH
Bertha M. 5, born in OH”
Rebecca Mineard Goins died in Toledo of breast cancer, according to Maria Goins, a great-granddaughter.
Children born to Hiram Goins and Rebecca Mineard Goins include:
Nancy A. Goins born about 1887
Jesse Floyd Goins born in 1892
Bertha M. Goins born about 1895
Nancy A. Goins, daughter of Hiram Goins, was born about 1887 in Ohio. She was enumerated at age 13 in the 1900 census. She died before 1973.
Jesse Floyd Goins, son of Hiram Goins and Rebecca Mineard Goins, was born in 1892 in Sharpsburg. He was married about 1915 to Mrs. Reatha Arcelia McCuen Spires, widow of Frank Spires with two children.
Reatha Arcelia McCuen Spires Goins died August 6, 1960. He died December 12, 1873 at age 81. His obituary appeared in the December 14, 1973 edition of the “Zanesville Times-Re-corder:”
“Jesse F. Goins, 81, of 1414 Lewis Drive, a retired mi-ner, died at 6 a.m. Wednesday [12 Dec 1973] in Good Samaritan Medical Center after a three month illness. He was born in Sharpsburg, a son of Hiram and Rebec-ca Goins. He was a member of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include seven sons, Jesse Goins, Donald Goins, Wesley Goins, Denver Goins, and Gerold Goins, all of Lansing, Mich., Floyd Goins, Jr. of California and Charles Goins of Chicago, Ill., four daughters, Mrs. Ar-celia Goins Norman, Mrs. Nancy Goins Croston, Mrs. Catherine Goins Taylor, and Mrs. Betty Goins Norman, all of Lansing Mich.; a stepson, Emmet Spires of Free-land Mich., and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Frances Parsons of Lansing Michigan; 65 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Two sisters are deceased.
Hillis Funeral Home is in charge. He was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Zanesville, Ohio.”
Children were born to Jesse Floyd Goins and Reatha Arcelia McCuen Spires Goins include:
Emmet Spires born about 1912
Frances Spires born about 1914
Jesse Goins born about 1916
Donald Goins born about 1917
Arcelia Goins born about 1919
Denver Goins born about 1921
Wesley Goins, born about 1923
Nancy Goins born about 1924
Gerold Goins born about 1926
Catherine Goins born about 1928
Jesse Floyd Goins, Jr. born about 1931
Betty Goins born about 1934
Charles Goins born about 1938
Emmet Spires, son of Frank Spires and Reath Arcelia McCuen Spires, was born about 1912. In 1973 he lived in Freeland, Michigan.
Frances Spires, daughter of Frank Spires and Reath Arcelia McCuen Spires, was born about 1914. She was married about 1934, husband’s name Parsons. In 1973 she lived in Lansing, Michigan.
Jesse Goins, son of Jesse Floyd Goins and Reatha Arcelia McCuen Spires Goins, was born about 1916. In 1973 he lived in Lansing, Michigan.
Donald Goins, son of Jesse Floyd Goins and Reatha Arcelia McCuen Spires Goins, was born about 1917. In 1973 he lived in Lansing, Michigan.
Arcelia Goins, daughter of Jesse Floyd Goins and Reatha Arcelia McCuen Spires Goins, was born about 1919. She was married about 1940, husband’s name Norman. In 1973 she lived in Lansing, Michigan.
Denver Goins, son of Jesse Floyd Goins and Reatha Arcelia McCuen Spires Goins, was born about 1921. In 1973 he lived in Lansing, Michigan.
Wesley Goins, son of Jesse Floyd Goins and Reatha Arcelia McCuen Spires Goins, was born about 1923. In 1973 he lived in Lansing, Michigan.
Nancy Goins, daughter of Jesse Floyd Goins and Reatha Arcelia McCuen Spires Goins, was born about 1924. She was married about 1941, husband’s name Croston. In 1973 she lived in Lansing, Michigan.
Gerold Goins, son of Jesse Floyd Goins and Reatha Arcelia McCuen Spires Goins, was born about 1926. In 1973 he lived in Lansing, Michigan.
Catherine Goins, daughter of Jesse Floyd Goins and Reatha Arcelia McCuen Spires Goins, was born about 1928. She was married about 1946, husband’s name Croston. In 1973 she lived in Lansing, Michigan.
Jessie Floyd Goins, Jr, son of Jesse Floyd Goins and Reatha Arcelia McCuen Spires Goins, was born about 1931. In 1973 he lived in California.
Betty Goins, daughter of Jesse Floyd Goins and Reatha Arcelia McCuen Spires Goins, was born about 1934. She was married about 1952, husband’s name Taylor. In 1973 she lived in Lansing, Michigan.
Charles Goins, son of Jesse Floyd Goins and Reatha Arcelia McCuen Spires Goins, was born about 1938. In 1973 he lived in Chicago, Illinois.
Bertha M. Goins, daughter of Hiram Goins and Rebecca Mineard Goins, was born in Athens County about 1895. She appeared in the 1900 census as a five-year-old. She died before 1973.
Margaret Marie Goins, 63, of Pataskala, Ohio formerly of Corning, Ohio died December 25, 2002, following a lengthy illness.
“Born May 4, 1939, in Rendville, Ohio she was a member of the Church of Abundant Life. She was a homemaker.
Surviving are one daughter, Kimberly Goins Smith of Pataskala; one son, Danzel L. Goins Jr, of Corning; three sisters, Mary Long of Columbus, Gloria Jean Harris, and Joyce Harris both of Rendville; five grandchildren, Chad Goins, Dallas Goins and Logan Goins, all of Corning; Destan and Angel Smith of Pataskala; and a stepfather, Ruel Harris of Rendville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William I. Mitchell and Lucy Isabel Tabler Mitchell-Harris; and her husband, Danzel L. Goins, who passed away August 4, 1990. Burial will be in Kilvert Cemetery.”
Mrs. Ruth M. Goins, widow of Earnest Goins, died February 7, 2003, according to her obituary in the “Zanesville Times-Recorder:”
“Ruth M. Goins, 86, of Zanesville, went to her heavenly home at 3:55 a. m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, at Adams Lane Care Center after a lengthy illness.
Born June 22, 1916, in Rome Township, Athens County, she was a former employee of Good Samaritan Hospital, Waldorf Restaurant and Meadow Gold Dairy. She was a member of Senior Citizens from its inception.
Surviving are a daughter, Jo Ellen (Donald) Mayle of Zanesville; a son, Richard D. (Celestine) Tabler of Nashport; 10 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James E. and Jennie Lucas Jenkins; first husband, Lewis E. Tabler, who died Dec. 25, 1971; second husband, Earnest Goins, who died Dec. 13, 1991; a daughter, Ara Sue Tabler; three sisters, Marie Fowler, Evelyn Ross and Elizabeth Jenkins; two brothers, Delbert and Donald Jenkins.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Baker Street Church of God with the Rev. Josephine Hill officiating. Burial will be in Irville Cemetery, Nashport.”
BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO
Isaac McGowan was on a Indian scouting expedition with three other men, Adam Miller, John Daniels and John Shoptaw on the Captina River in May of 1794, according to “Historic Collections of Ohio” by Henry Howe. According to custom, they went to the Ohio side of the river to reconnoitre:
“Miller and Daniels took upstream; McGowan and Shoptaw went downstream. The upper scouts were soon attacked by Indians, and Miller was killed. Daniels ran up the Captina about three miles, but being weak from the loss of blood issuing from a wound in his arm, was taken prisoner, carried into cap-tivity, and subsequently was released at the treaty of Green-ville. The lower scouts also discovered signs of the enemy.
Shoptaw swam across the Ohio and escaped, but Mc-Gowan continued downstream and was shot by Indians in an ambush. Upon this, he ran down to the bank and sprang into the water, pursued by the enemy, who over-took and scalped him.”
Belmont County was established September 7, 1801, by proc-lamation of Gov. St. Clair, being the ninth county formed in the Northwestern Territory. It is a very hilly, picturesque tract and contains much excellent land. Its area is 500 square miles.
Population of Belmont County in 1820 was 20,329; in 1840 it was 30,902; in 1860 it was 36,398; and in 1880 it was 49,638, of whom 38,233 were Ohio-born. Belmont county was one of the earliest settled within the State of Ohio
BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO
Joseph V. Goins, 71, died April 1, 2000 and buried in Hamilton, Ohio.
Lucy Goins Gibson, daughter of Claborn Goins and Lula Hibbard Goins, was born August 31, 1929 in Hamilton, Ohio. She died February 15, 1998 in Hamilton, and her obituary appeared in the “Hamilton Journal-News,” edition of February 17, 1998:
“Lucy Gibson, age 68, of Hamilton, passed away Sunday, February 15, 1998 at Christ Hospital. She was born Aug-ust 31, 1929 in Hamilton, the daughter of Claborn Goins and Lula Hibbard Goins. She was employed as a laundry attendant at Tri-County Extended Care for ten years, retir-ing in 1995, and also volunteered at Mercy Hospital of Hamilton. Lucy was a member of the Fairfield Church of God for 31 years.
In 1947 in Liberty, Indiana, she was married to Millard Gibson, who preceded her in death in 1973. She is sur-vived by two sons, Michael Gibson and his fiance Pam Shields of Hamilton, and Timothy Gibson of Fairfield; two daughters, Patricia Blower and her husband Joseph, and Robin Gibson, both of Hamilton; eight brothers, Beve Goins and his wife Lois, Claude Goins and his wife Dar-lene, Glyndon Goins and his wife Carolyn, James Goins and his wife Brenda, and Leslie Goins and his wife Linda all of Hamilton, Jarvis Goins and his wife Gayle of Ox-ford, Clarence Goins and his wife Delores of Dudley, North Carolina, and Kenneth Goins and his wife Kyoko of Okinawa, Japan; three sisters, Wanda Goins Metcalf and her husband James Metcalf, Mattie Goins Reed and her husband, Don Reed, both of Hamilton, and Mary Goins Hobson and her husband Burton Hobson of Baltimore, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two children, Millard and Cheryl Gibson, and one brother, Robert Goins. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 19, 1998. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.”
CLERMONT COUNTY, OHIO
According to Judith Lang, Berry Goins was deceased before August 24, 1854. His name appeared in “Names of Members, August 24, 1854 in Union Association of Colored Men of New Richmond Ohio, Minute Book:”
Delvan Mathews (dismissed)
Bery Goins – Dead
Heny Fox – ”
William R. Casey
Geo. W. Cooper
William Mcdaul (McDowell?) – Dead
P. C. Coleman (Maybe P. L. Coleman)
CLINTON COUNTY, OHIO
Matilda Gowan was born June 8, 1831 in Virginia [later West Virginia. She was married June 23, 1849 in Clinton County to Samuel Hendershott. He was born March 4, 1828 in Greene County, Pennsylvania to John Hendershott and Catherine Bo-dine Hendershott, according to Dorothea Mildred Hammon Lambert Robinson Carpenter Hack, a great-granddaughter of Indianapolis, Indiana. They lived in Greene County in 1851.
John Hendershott died May 30, 1900 in Marion County, Indiana and she died there after 1909.
Children born to them include:
Francis Marion Hendershott born August 25, 1851
Francis Marion Hendershott, son of Samuel Hendershott and Matilda Gowan Hendershott, was born August 25, 1851 in Greene County, Ohio. He was married about 1874 to Anna Fee. He was remarried later to Augusta E. W. House in Marion County.
Children born to them include:
Alice Marian House Henderschott born May 15, 1890
Alice Marion House Henderschott, daughter of Francis Marion Hendershott and Augusta E. W. House Hendeshott, was born May 15, 1890 in Marion County. She was married there in 1912 to Earl Morrison Hammon who was born September 2, 1890 to Oliver Morton Hammon and Lucinda Agnes Hercules Hammon. He died in 1918 during World War I. She died August 19, 1942 in Indianapolis.
Children born to them include:
Dorothea Mildred Hammon born June 11, 1914
Dorothea Mildred Hammon, daughter of Earl Morrison Ham-mon and Alice Marion House Henderschott Hammon, was born June 11, 1914 in Marion County. She was married in 1934 to V. Lambert. Three children were born to them. She was re-married in 1945 to E. A. Robinson, and two children were born to them. She was married third to N. L. Carpenter in 1965 and fourth to T. C. Hack in 1970. In 1989 they were living at 918 Lexingon Avenue, Indianapolis where she was actively re-searching her family history.
COSHOCKTON COUNTY, OHIO
Alexander M. Gowan was the court clerk of Coshockton County Court of Common Pleas in April 1838, according to court records filed on April 30, 1838.
Wilson M. Gowan was the only individual of the name [or spelling variations] to appear in the 1820 census of Ohio. He appeared as the head of a household in the census of Coshockton County, Tuscarawa Township, page 31.
CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OHIO
Frank Gawne was enumerated in the 1880 census of Cuyahoga County, Enumeration District 63, page 25, Euclid Township as the head of a household composed of:
“Gawne, Frank 45, born in Ohio
Eliza 41, born in Ohio
Maurice 8, born in Ohio”
John Gowne, a native of the Isle of Mann, was listed as the head of a household residing at 195 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio in Cuyahoga County, Enumeration District 2, page 20 as:
“Gowne, John 57, born on the Isle of Mann
Margaret 53, born on the Isle of Mann
John L. 33, born on the Isle of Mann
Daniel 30, born in OH
Ellen 19, born in OH
Thomas 17, born in OH
Belle 15, born in OH
Charles 13, born in OH
Harry 10, born in OH
Crane, Esther 75, born on the Isle of Mann,
DARKE COUNTY, OHIO
David Goens, a native of South Carolina, was born about 1790. He was married about 1810, wife’s name Anna who was also born in South Carolina about 1792. About 1815, they removed to Ohio, perhaps first living in Miami County and later in adjoining Darke County which was created in 1809 from Miami County. He, a farmer died there in 1850, according to the research of Nancy Elaine Goens, a great-granddaughter of Riverside, California.
Children born to David Goens and Anna Goens include:
William Goens born about 1811
Elizabeth Goens born about 1812
John Goens born about 1818
Robert Goens born about 1820
Charity Goens born about 1823
Sarah Goens born about 1824
Mary Goens born about 1827
Elijah Goens born about 1829
Anna Goens born about 1832
David Goens born August 9, 1833
William Goens, son of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born in South Carolina about 1811. He was brought to Ohio about 1815 by his parents.
Elizabeth Goens, daughter of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born about 1812, probably in South Carolina. She was married November 11, 1830 in Miami County, Ohio to Wiley North.
John Goens, son of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born in 1818 in Ohio. “John Goin” was married December 27, 1840 to “Miss Rachle Ann Baird” by Asa Jones, J. P, according to Darke County Marriage Book 1, page 192. Children born to John Goens and Rachael Ann Baird Goens are unknown.
Robert Goens, son of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born about 1820 in Ohio. He was married February 14, 1852 in Darke County to Louisa E. Whiteaid [Whitehead?] Of Robert Goens and Louisa E. Whitehead Goens nothing more is known.
Charity Goens, daughter of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born about 1823 in Ohio. “Charity Goin” was married July 2, 1844 to Reuben Wilkinson by Asa Jones, J. P, according to Darke County Marriage Book 2, page 56.
Sarah Goens, daughter of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born in Ohio about 1824. “Sarah Goin” was married December 7, 1846 to James Wilkinson, possibly a brother to Reuben Wilkinson, by David Young, J.P, according to Darke County Marriage Book 2, page 108.
Mary Goens, daughter of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born in Ohio about 1827. “Mary Goen” was married August 29, 1846[7?] to “John Rodehamble” by David Young, J. P, according to Dark County Marriage Book 2, page 108[?]. The groom’s name is believed to be “Roadhamel.”
Elijah Goens, son of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born in Ohio about 1829. Of this individual nothing more is known.
Anna Goens, daughter of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born in Ohio about 1832. Of this individual nothing more is known.
David Goens, son of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born in Pitsburg, Ohio in Darke County August 9, 1833. He was married there October 2, 1862 to Mary Ann Fletcher. She was born October 10, 1844 in Greene County, Ohio to George E. Fletcher and Margaret Kinney Fletcher. David Goens, a farmer died in Adams township in Darke County January 10, 1900 and was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery at Versailles, Ohio.
Children born to David Goens and Mary Ann Fletcher Goens include:
Charles Goens born February 11, 1864
Orphelia Goens born October 16, 1867
Rosa Anna Goens born February 27, 1870
Cora Goens born about 1872
Margaret A. Goens born January 7, 1876
Jason Raymond Goens born June 11, 1878
Laura B. Goens born November 11, 1881
Oliver Sylvester Goens born July 9, 1885
Charles Goens, son of David Goens and Mary Ann Fletcher Goens, was born February 11, 1864. He was married May 28, 1893 in Darke County to Lydia Routzong. He died in April 1943 and was buried April 19, 1843 in Forest Hill Cemetery at Piqua, Ohio. Children born to Charles Goens and Lydia Routzong Goens are unknown.
Orphelia Goens, daughter of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born in adjoining Shelby County, Ohio October 16, 1867. She was married to Steven A. Thornton in 1886. She died October 26, 1848 at Piqua in Miami County. She was buried there in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Rosa Anna Goens, daughter of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born in Darke County February 17, 1870. She was married there September 10, 1895 to Charles Edward Howard. She died in Indianapolis, Indiana April 7, 1961 and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Cora Goens, daughter of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born about 1872. She died in childhood.
Margaret A. Goens, daughter of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born in Darke County January 7, 1876. She was married in 1925 to Edward Teigler. She died about 1946 in Piqua and was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Jason Raymond Goens, son of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born in Loramie Township in Shelby County. He was married August 12, 1899 in Darke County to Orpha Bell Crowell. He died January 31, 1950 in Wakefield Rest Home at Greenville, Ohio and was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery at Versailles. Children born to Jason Raymond Goens and Orpha Bell Crowell Goens are unknown.
Laura B. Goens, daughter of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born November 11, 1881. She was married about 1900 to William Lacy. She died in June 1963 and was buried June 22, 1963 in Forest Hill Cemetery at Piqua.
Oliver Sylvester Goens, son of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born at Versailles July 9, 1885. He was married at Troy, Ohio March 6, 1918 to Mrs. Venga Fern Addington Babcock. She was previously married to William Babcock about 1912. She was born July 22, 1890 in Miami County to William J. Addington and Susannah Penney Addington.
Venga Fern Addington Babock Goens died in Dayton, Ohio May 21, 1931 and was buried in Dayton Memorial Park in Murlin Heights, Ohio. Sylvester Oliver Goens died March 17, 1932 and was buried beside his wife. His death record showed that he was a laborer, a member of the Catholic Church and had no military service.
Children born to them include:
Ruth Louise Babcock born December 27, 1913
Betty A. Babcock born February 28, 1917
Mary Jane Goens born January 3, 1919
Alice Faye Goens born January 27, 1920
Dorothy Maxine Goens born February 12, 1921
Robert Raymond Goens born February 9, 1922
David Eugene Goens born May 2, 1924
Sylvester Goens born March 10, 1926
Lawrence Earl Goens born March 25, 1928
Delores Fern Goens born May 21, 1931
Mary Jane Goens, daughter of Sylvester Oliver Goens and Venga Fern Addington Babcock Goens, was born December 27, 1913 in Dayton, Ohio. She was married to Gloucester Myers about 1939. Gloucester Myers died December 6, 1989.
Alice Faye Goens, daughter of Sylvester Oliver Goens and Venga Fern Addington Babcock Goens, was born January 27, 1920 in Dayton. She was married there June 27, 1944 to Herschel Elkins.
Dorothy Maxine Goens, daughter of Sylvester Oliver Goens and Venga Fern Addington Babcock Goens, was born in Dayton February 12, 1921. She was married June 11, 1943 to Edward Smith. She was remarried January 5, 1956 to Paul Rice.
Robert Raymond Goens, son of Sylvester Oliver Goens and Venga Fern Addington Babcock Goens, was born in Dayton February 9, 1922. He was married April 7, 1945 in Dumbarton, Scotland to Margaret Parton. Children born to Robert Raymond Goens and Margaret Parton Goens are unknown.
David Eugene Goens, son of Sylvester Oliver Goens and Venga Fern Addington Babcock Goens, was born in Dayton May 2, 1924. He became an engineer and served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1960. He was married August 16, 1952 at Loma Linda, California to Mrs. Margaret Patricia Gerbrach Laura as her second husband. She was born October 30, 1926 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to George Milton Gerbrach and Nora Smith Gerbrach.
In 1953 they lived in Oakland, California, in 1957 on Midway Island and in 1963 in San Diego, California. He died August 13, 1981 in Loma Linda, California and was buried in Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California.
Children born to David Eugene Goens and Margaret Patricia Berbrach Laura Goens include:
Susan Patricia Goens born July 18, 1953
Nancy Elaine Goens born December 17, 1957
Douglas Bruce Goens born November 25, 1963
Susan Patricia Goens, daughter of David Eugene Goens and Margaret Patricia Berbrach Laura Goens, was born July 18, 1953 in Oakland. She was married to Armando Flores at Fullerton December 28, 1972.
Nancy Elaine Goens, daughter of David Eugene Goens and Margaret Patricia Berbrach Laura Goens, was born December 17, 1957 on Midway Island, Territory of Hawaii. She was married to Frankie Vargas June 11, 1978 in Riverside.
Douglas Bruce Goens, son of David Eugene Goens and Margaret Patricia Gerbrach Laura Goens, was born November 25, 1963 in Oceanside, California.
Sylvester Goens, son of Sylvester Oliver Goens and Venga Fern Addington Babcock Goens, was born March 18, 1926 in Dayton. He was married September 13, 1956 in Brownsville County, Texas to Amparo Pena.
Children born to Sylvester Goens and Ampara Pena Goens are believed to include:
Marie Magdalene Goens born May 25, 1962
Marie Magdalene Goens, believed to be the daughter of Sylvester Goens and Ampara Pena Goens, was born May 25, 1962 in Cameron County, Texas, according to Texas BVS File 76088.
Lawrence Earl Goens, son of Sylvester Oliver Goens and Venga Fern Addington Babcock Goens, was born March 25, 1928 in Dayton. He was married about 1951 to Yasuko Yakamori of Japan. Children born to Lawrence Earl Goens and Yasuko Yakamori Goens are unknown.
Delores Fern Goens, daughter of Sylvester Oliver Goens and Venga Fern Addington Babcock Goens, was born in Dayton May 21, 1931. She was married in Troy, Ohio April 21, 1956 to Edward E. Grigsby.
Edward Goens was a witness to a land transaction in Darke County in 1820, according to the research of Richard A. Rice of Covington, Ohio.
Robinson Goin was married July 3, 1848 to Miss Elizabeth Holland by Ebenezer Tucker, M.G, according to Darke County Marriage Book 2, page 153. Of Robinson Goin and Elizabeth Holland Goin nothing more is known.
ERIE COUNTY, OHIO
Edward M. Gowen was the captain of the schooner “Vincennes” of Sandusky, Ohio which was built at Black River, Ohio in 1846. The ship was enrolled in the Great Lakes shipping organization April 1, 1853 at Sandusky. The 105-foot vessel of 85 tons was sold and was re-enrolled at Detroit, Michigan April 15, 1854.
FAYETTE COUNTY, OHIO
James Goen was born about 1830 in Fayette County to parents unknown. He was married in 1865 to Mrs. Ella Campbell Glaze who was born there July 12, 1834. The obituary of Ella Campbell Glaze Goen was carried in the January 4, 1917 edi-ion of the “Decatur County Journal:”
“A good woman and a faithful Christian passed away when Mrs. Ella Goen, nee Ella Campbell, answered the summons of death. The end came Christmas morning, December 25, 1916. Mrs. Goen was born in Fayette County, Ohio, July 12, 1834. The end came at Atchison, Kansas, where this esteemed woman was living at that time with her daughter Mrs. Jennie Goen Logan.
Mrs. Goen was married twice. Her first marriage was to Benjamin J. Glaze. The marriage took place in Fay-ette County, Ohio. Three children were born to this un-ion, namely, W. A. Glaze, of Des Moines, Iowa; A. W. Glaze, who lives in Los Angeles, California, and a daughter who died at the age of eight years. The hus-band died in 1863. Mrs. Glaze was again married in 1865. This time to James Goen, who also was a native of Fayette County, Ohio. This union was also blessed with the birth of three children. They are James Goen, who died in Atchison, Kansas, in 1887; G. B. Goen, who lives in Stockton, California; and Mrs. Jennie Goen Logan, of Atchison, Kansas, with whom Mrs. Goen has been making her home for the past thirty years.
Mrs. Goen came with her husband to Leon, Iowa, in 1870, where she resided until after his death, then going as already mentioned to her daughter in Atchison, Kan-sas.
At the age of eighteen Mrs. Goen united with the United Brethren Church of which church she was a faithful and consistent member until she came west. Not finding this church when she came to Leon, she identified herself with the Presbyterian Church. In this faith she lived and served. In this faith she answered the summons and went to her coronation.
The body of Mrs. Goen was brought back to Leon where it was tenderly laid to rest by the side of her departed husband and son. The funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon from the Methodist Church. Rev. Marsolf, of the local Presbyterian Church being out of town, Rev. Raoul R. Moser was asked to take charge of the services.
Beside the bereaved ones already mentioned, Mrs. Goen leaves an aged brother, Gloss Campbell, of Osborn, Missouri to mourn her death. Sympathy is extended to this esteemed family by all who knew them.”
James Goen, a Mexican War veteran, was buried in Decatur County, according to the June 2, 1892 edition of “Decatur County Journal.”
Children born to James Goen and Ella Campbell Glaze Goen include:
James Goen born about 1865
G. B. Goen born about 1869
Jennie Goen born about 1873
James Goen, son of James Goen and Ella Campbell Glaze Goen, was born about 1865 in Fayette County, Ohio. He was brought to Leon, Iowa in 1870 by his parents. He died in Atchison, Kansas in 1887.
James Goen, a railroad brakeman, was killed in July 1887 in a railroad collision, according to a news article in the “Decatur County Journal” in its July 27, 1887 edition:
“Last week the community was made sorrowful by hearing of the railroad collision in which James Goen lost his life. His half brother, Mr. Glaze, was conduc-tor on one of the trains and James Goen was brakeman on the other.
Thinking that he might save the life of his brother on the other train, he stuck to his own train when every one else jumped off. In the collision one leg was crushed, the other broken in two places, while he sustained other injuries. He was taken home and lived about six hours.
As soon as possible, his friends brought his remains to Leon to be buried beside his father. The funeral ser-vices were held at the M. E. Church and were conduc-ted by his mother’s pastor, the Rev. W. C. Cort, of the Presbyterian Church, assisted by the pastors of the oth-er churches. The house was crowded with sympathi-zing friends and many could not get in.
The pallbearers were six young men, who had been his associates. The Leon Band, also made up mainly of his young friends, playing appropriate melodies, preceded the hearse to the cemetery.
Thus, at the age of twenty-two, James Goen was taken from this world with but a short warning. He fell in the strength of his young manhood, when the future seemed bright and pleasant. One more warning voice speaks to us from the grave. It says prepare to meet thy God in peace, for you know not the day nor the hour when your summons will also come.
The article was copied from the “Decatur County Journal” and provided to the Foundation by Nancee McMurtrey Seifert.
James Goen was born in 1868, died July 19, 1887 and was buried in Leon Cemetery according to “Iowa Cemetery Records,” page 54.
G. B. Goen, son of James Goen and Ella Campbell Glaze Goen, was born about 1869 in Fayette County, Ohio. In 1917 he was living in Stockton, California.
Jennie Goen, daughter of James Goen and Ella Campbell Glaze Goen, was born about 1873 in Leon. She was married about 1891, husband’s name Logan. In 1917 they lived in Atchison.
Judy Chastain provided a marriage notice regarding the wedding of Phillip Blind and Libbie Goen. Date and source of information is not given, but it is believed to be from the “Leon Reporter.” She is regarded as a daughter of James Goen and Ella Campbell Glaze Goen:
“Married–By Rev. Mr. Guyer at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. J. Goen on Sunday last, Mr. Phillip Blind and Miss Libbie Goen all of this place.
This was rather a suprise to us for we had long since come to the conclusion that Phillip was cut out for an old bach, but it is only the stolid and ignorant man that is proof against the darts of cupid, or he is more dead than alive if the winning smiles and love imparting glances of a maiden beautiful and fair, does not “get away” with him. Phillip and his new partner are just the kind of a couple to battle with the ups and downs of real life successfully, each are practical and thorough going in their nature and habits. Miss Libbie is one of Leon’s noble daughters, and is a befitting partner for the sterling young man she has married. May life never become a burden to them, but may success and good fortune meet them at every corner.”
FRANKLIN COUNTY, OHIO
Ida Goins resided at 168 N. 3rd St. in Columbus, Ohio, according to the 1891 city directory.
John Goins was employed as a laborer at 1268 Mann in Columbus, Ohio, according to the 1891 city directory. He was later employed as a coachman at 1336 E. Main.
Mary F. Going, widow of Jonathan Going, resided at 599 Oak, Columbus OH, according to the 1891 city directory.
GALLIA COUNTY, OHIO
Eli Goens was married May 6, 1848 to Gennette F. Byne, according to Gallia County marriage records. Children born to Eli Goens and Gennette F. Byne Goens are unknown.
Jennata Goings was married to Solomon James October 6, 1853, according to Gallia County marriage records.
Bilton [Hilton?] B. Goings was married June 10, 1899 to Anna Corwithen, according to Gallia County marriage records. Of Bilton B. Goings and Anna Corwithen Goings nothing more is known.
Henry A. Goins was married July 30, 1890 to Maggie Williams, according to Gallia County marriage records. Children born to Henry A. Goins and Maggie Williams Goins are unknown.
Amanda Gowens was married November 13, 1865 to Thomas W. Braddock, according to Gallia County marriage records.
GREENE COUNTY, OHIO
James Goings, white male who was born in 1832, was enumerated in the 1870 census of Greene County as the head of Household No.210-227, living in the Third Ward, Xenia, Ohio, June 26, 1870:
“Goings, James 28, born in Georgia, farm laborer,
Sereldia 28, born in France, both parents
were foreign born”
Joseph Goings, laborer who was born in 1790, was listed as the head of a household in the 1860 census of Greene County, page 189. The household of two people living in the Fourth Ward of Xenia as Household No. 918-917 on July 17, 1860 was composed of:
“Goings, Joseph 70, laborer, born in TN, $500 real
estate, $500 personal property
Elizabeth 58, born in PA”
Mary Goins, negro, was enumerated as the head of Household 131-133 at Yellow Springs, Ohio, Miami Township, in the 1870 census of Greene County, page 133:
“Goins, Mary 35, born in NC
Stratford 13, born in NC
Farmer 9, born in NC”
Andrew Gowan, blacksmith, born in Ohio was enumerated in the household of “Widow P. A. Dawson, 36, born in Ohio,” June 27, 1860. They lived in the second ward of Xenia, Household 430-442, according to the 1870 Greene County census, page 154.
John Gowan, 17, white male, born in Ohio, was enumerated June 2, 1870 living in the household of Elias Brandenbury, Household 4-4. John Gowan, who was illiterate, lived in Bath Township, according to the 1870 Greene County census.
W. Gowan was listed as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Xenia Township, Greene County.
“Gowans, W. white male 40-50
white female 30-40
white male 15-20
white female 10-15
white male 5-10
white male 5-10
white female 5-10
white male 0-5
white female 0-5
white female 0-5”
GUERNSEY COUNTY, OHIO
James R. Gawin, a Virginian, was enumerated in the 1880 census of Guernsey County, Enumeration District 77, page 13, Spencer Township as:
“Gawin, James R. 44, born in VA
Emma E. 35, born in OH
John H. 7, born in OH
William 3, born in OH”
John R. Gawin, an Ohioan, was enumerated in the 1880 census of Guernsey County, Enumeration District 22, page 13, Spencer Township as the head of a household:
“Gawin, John 34, born in OH
Agness 27, born in OH
Lela 5, born in OH
Anna 3, born in OH
Edna 2, born in OH”
HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO
Mrs. Lucy Goins Gibson died in Hamilton February 17, 1998 at ate 68, according to her obituary in the “Hamilton Journal-News.”
Bob Goin who was fired as athletic director of Florida State University by Pres. Sandy D’Alemberte was to be hired as the athletic director of the University of Cincinnati, according to the October 1, 1997 edition of the “Cincinnati Enquirer.” He had previously served as athletic director of University of North Florida and University of West Virginia.
J. H. W. Goin, a barber, lived on the “south side of Fifth Street, between Walnut and Vine,” according to the 1849-50 city directory of Cincinnati.
Mrs. Rachel Goin, “washing, lives on the west side of Elm between McFarland and Fourth,” according to the 1849-50 city directory of Cincinnati.
Jefferson Goines, a plasterer was recorded living at 232 W. Third Street in the 1890-91 city directory of Cincinnati.
Susan A. Goines lived at 11 Rittenhouse, according to the 1890-91 city directory of Cincinnati.
Mary Evelyn Thompson Going was listed as a daughter and an heir in the will of Samuel J. Thompson of Glendale, Ohio which was probated in Hamilton County October 22, 1895.
The will of “Evelyn Thompson Going of Union County, New Jersey” was filed for probate in Hamilton County November 14, 1896. Charles B. Going, her son was named executor. “Charles B. Going et al” were the beneficiaries.
Charles B. Going was recorded in the 1890-91 city directory of Cincinnati as vice-president of Cincinnati Desiccating Co. The company was a “manufacturer of fertilizer materials, tallow, grease, neat’s-foot oil and Azotin with an office in the United Bank Building, southeast corner of Third and Walnut.” He also had an office at the plant located at “Gilead Station, O&ARR and Ohio River near Cincinnati.” A second location was shown for Charles B. Going at Glendale, Ohio.
A “Charles B. Going” died of mercury poisoning at Port Arthur, Texas November 20, 1927, according to Jefferson County Death Certificate No. 2747. He was white and married.
The will of John Frederick Going “of Cincinnati” was filed for probate May 3, 1866 in Hamilton County probate court. Maria Catherine Going was named executrix. Maria Catherine Going, Maria Catherine Going, [Jr?] and C. Matilda Going were named beneficiaries.
John Going, “dry goods” located at 30 German was listed in the 1890-91 city directory of Cincinnati.
The will of Junia Freeman Going “of Hamilton County” was filed for probate in Hamilton County August 17, 1882. Charles W. Maulten was named executrix. Beneficiaries were Elida Going, John A. Going, Charles Going and Frank Going.
Juliet Goings, “widow of Charles Goings,” lived at 606 Sycamore, according to the 1890-91 city directory of Cincinnati. Also in her household were Archie Goings, Arthur R. Goings, engraver and Charles H. Goings.
Edward Goings “rooms at 398 W. Fifth,” according to the 1890-91 city directory of Cincinnati.
Nat Goings, a laborer, lived at the rear of 15 Stone, according to the 1890-91 city directory of Cincinnati.
Thomas Goings, “colored carpenter, lives on 6th Street east of Broadway,” according to the 1843 city directory of Cincinnati. Isaac Gibson “colored laborer” lived with him.
William T. Goings, a policeman and William T. Goings, Jr. lived at 528 E. Front Street, according to the 1890-91 city directory of Cincinnati.
Erastus Goins, a laborer and Addie Goins, a laundress lived at 21 Longworth, according to the 1890-91 city directory of Cincinnati.
Elmer Goins and Harrison Goins, laborers lived at 283 W. Court, according to the 1890-91 city directory of Cincinnati.
John Goins, “riverman, boards at 3 Ludlow,” according to the 1890-91 city directory of Cincinnati.
Milburn B. Goins, a paperhanger, lived at 24 Noble Court, according to the 1890-91 city directory of Cincinnati.
Robert Goins, a whitewasher, lived at 71 E. 7th Street, according to the 1890-91 city directory of Cincinnati.
Edward Gowan, “ship’s carpenter, north side of Front Street, between Richmond and Catharine,” was listed in the 1846 city directory of Cincinnati.
The will of James Gowan of Louisville, Kentucky was filed for probate January 7, 1850 in Hamilton County, Ohio probate court. James Gowan and George Gowan were named executors. Beneficiaries were James Gowan, George Gowan, John Calvin Bradford, William Gowan, Jane Gowan, Sarah Gowan and Walter Lewis Gowan.
The will of James Gowans of Louisville was filed October 13, 1851 in Hamilton County. Heirs listed were as Sarah Ann Gowans, George Gowans and William Gowans.
James Gowen was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1860 census of Hamilton County, page 278B.
Edward Gowens, “drayman, lives on Phoebe between Plum and West Row, according to the 1849-50 city directory of Cincinnati.
Mrs. Rachel Gowens lived “on the west side of Broadway between 7th and 8th,” according to the 1850-51 city directory of Cincinnati. “Jacob Gowings, whitewasher” lived at the same address.
Thomas Gowings “lives on the south side of 6th between Broadway and Butler,” according to the 1850-51 city directory of Cincinnati.
Henry Gowing, “teamster, lives on north side of Findley between Race and Elm,” according to the 1849-50 city directory of Cincinnati.
Mrs. Amelia M’Gowan died February 12, 1897 at the age of 93 in the home of her son John H. M’Gowan “at Pleasant Ridge” according to the “Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.”
HARRISON COUNTY, OHIO
Benjamin Gowin, was the head of a household enumerated in the 1880 census of Harrison County, Enumeration District 87, page 12, Franklin Township:
“Gowin, Benjamin 32, born in OH
Hannah 45, born in OH
John 15, born in OH [no relation]
Leo 12, born in OH, son
Leninesta 12, born in OH, daughter
Grant 9, born in OH
James 7, born in OH
Oliver 6, born in OH
William 3, born in OH”
HURON COUNTY, OHIO
No members of the Gowen family [or spelling variations] were listed among the marriages of Huron County between July 19, 1835 and December 26, 1846.
JEFFERSON COUNTY, OHIO
“Wesley E. Gowin was born November 16, 1936, in Steubenville, Ohio. In 1954 he was employed as a welder by Weirton Steel Corporation in Weirton, West Virginia and retired there in 1990. In 1995 he lived in Toronto, Ohio and removed to Englewood, Florida in 1996. He died there at age 61, September 5, 1998.
He was a member of Mason Lodge 619 and Osiris Shrine, both of Steubenville. Survivors include his wife, Eva P. Gowen of Toronto, Ohio; his mother, Annabelle Gowin Harper of Englewood; a daughter, LuAnn Gowin Mullen of Winter Springs; Florida; two sons, Lee Gowin of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Gregory Gowin of Toronto, Ohio; and two grandchildren.
There were no local services held. Services will be held in Steubenville. Lemon Bay Funeral Home, Englewood Chapel, is in charge.”
He was buried in West Virginia, according to his obituary in “Sarasota Herald-Tribune.”
KNOX COUNTY, OHIO
LICKING COUNTY, OHIO
Lewis W. Goen was married in 1880 to Carrie Swigart who was born in 1860 to William Christian Swigart and Martha Gage. Children born to Lewis W. Goen and Carrie Swigart Goen are unknown.
Ezra Going, Jonathan Going and Sylvester Spelman were shown as the heirs of Jonathan Going, deceased, November 14, 1814, according to “Licking County, Ohio Probate Records, 1828-1904.” Jonathan Going, administrator posted a bond of $2,000.
Stephen C. Going was shown December 17, 1877 as an heir of Ezra Going, deceased, according to “Licking County, Ohio Probate Records, 1828-1904.” F. O. Marsh was executor of the estate.
Riley Goins was enumerated in the 1880 census of Madison township, Licking County as the head of a household.
LUCAS COUNTY, OHIO
Robert Gawn, a native of the Isle of Mann, was enumerated in the 1880 census of Lucas County, Enumeration District 28, page 3, living on Summit Street, Toledo, Ohio:
“Gawn, Robert 30, born on the Isle of Mann
Mary Jane 26, born in OH
Nixon, Allise 14, born in OH sister-in-law
Gawn, Laura 7, born in OH
William 5, born in OH
Maple 5/12, born in OH”
MADISON COUNTY, OHIO
Martin M. Goings was born March 14, 1847 in [Hardy County?] Virginia. He was married in Madison County to Jemima Gillenwater November 26, 1865 in London, Ohio. Jemima Gillenwater Goings died there March 31, 1912, and he died there August 25, 1926, according to a great-great-grandson, David W. Goings of Creve Cour, Missouri. Jemima Gillenwater was born December 11, 1848
He wrote, “We have a photo of Martin M. Goings standing beside the tombstone of his mother in Hidy Cemetery near Jeffersonville, Ohio which is inscribed ‘Mahala Goings, widow of S. Goings, died 1861, age 60 years.’ My Aunt Betty Morett of Springfield, Ohio has extensive information on our family which we are willing to share.” She suggests that S. Goings is Shadrach Goings, Jr.
Ten children were born to them:
James Seymour Goings born November 17, 1870
William Henry Goings born July 11, 1872
John Washington Goings born March 11, 1874
Charles VanVert Goings born March 16, 1876
Mahala C. Goings born March 19, 1877
Noah Solomon Goings born February 29[?] 1879
Cora Mae Goings born February 15, 1883
Laura Belle Goings born August 20, 1884
Nellie Mae Goings born February 14, 1886
Frank Ellison Goings born May 1, 1893
MEIGS COUNTY, OHIO
Alexander Goins was born in Virginia about 1819. He was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1870 census of Meigs County:
“Goins, Alexander 51, born in VA, laborer
Mary 48, born in VA
John 12, born in OH
Erastus 10, born in OH
Henry 7, born in OH
James 21, born in VA, laborer”
Freda Goins appeared in a list of the names of children whose letters to Santa appeared in the Thursday December 20, 1906 issue of the “Pomeroy Leader.”
John A. Goins [colored] was married to Nannie E. McGinnis [colored] January 29, 1887, according to Meigs County marriage records. John A. Goins and Nannie E. McGinnis Goins were enumerated in the 1900 census of Meigs County with no children.
Henry Goins [colored] was married to Elizabeth Preston [colored] November 3, 1884, according to Meigs County marriage records. Henry Goins and Elizabeth Preston Goins did not appear in the 1900 census record of Meigs County.
The biography of Karen Goins was published in 1979 in the “History of Meigs County, Ohio,” Volume 1.
Mary Jane Goins, “age 9, black, born in Virginia” died in Meigs County in January 1860, according to the 1860 census Mortality Schedules.
Thomas Goins in 1883 was one of the residents of Pomeroy, Ohio in Meigs County who was receiving a government pension, probably for Civil War service.
Anna Gowin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Meigs County, Enumeration District 118, page 118, Scipio Township:
“Gowin, Ann 29, born in OH
William 2, born in OH
Gowin, Joel 30, born in IN [no relation]”
MEDINA COUNTY, OHIO
Willie Taylor Goins was born in Wadsworth, Ohio July 26, 1930. In 1952 he was a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was married November 15, 1952 to Shirley Ann Dusing at Albuquerque, according to Bernalillo County, New Mexico Marriage Book 62, page 37054. Shirley Ann Dusing Goins was born August 4, 1932 in Wichita, Kansas.
MERCER COUNTY, OHIO
Mrs. Blanche Arnold Goins, 89, of 309 E. Fayette, Celina, Ohio “died Wednesday” according to the November 11, 1999 edition of the “Dayton Daily News.”
MIAMI COUNTY, OHIO
Thelma L. Goins, daughter of Sidney Goins and Leona Routt Goions was born October 8, 1920 in Piqua, Ohio. She was graduated from Piqua High School in 1938 and was married about 1940, husband’s name Clemens. She died December 13, 1998, and her obituary was carried in the “Columbus Dispatch” of December 16:
“Thelma L. Clemens, age 78, died Sunday, December 13, 1998 at 8:22 a.m. She was born in Piqua, Oh. October 8, 1920 to the late Sidney and Leona (Routt) Goins. She was preceded in death by two sisters and is survived by a nephew, Stephan Suel. She was graduated from Piqua High School in 1938 and has been a resident of Gahanna for many years. She was buried at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua.”
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, OHIO
Jennie Goen was listed in the 1889-90 city directory of Dayton as boarding at 126 E. 4th Street.
Azilee T. Goins, 88, of Germantown, “died Thursday,” according to the October 4, 1997 edition of the “Dayton Daily News.”
Ellen L. “Ma Hog” Goins, 65, of Dayton, “died Saturday, according the January 8, 1996 edition of the “Dayton Daily News.”
Elmer Goins, 74, of Dayton “died Monday,” according to the “Dayton Daily News”of August 26, 1999. He was buried in in the Dayton National Cemetery.
Frances B. Goins, 83 of Germantown died Wednesday, according to the March 12, 1999 edition of the “Dayton Daily News.”
George Goins and Addie Goins, residents at the rear of 209 S. Baxter, were listed in the 1888-1890 city directory of Dayton. George Goins was listed as a laborer and a hod carrier.
Herbert C. “Pappy” Goins, 76, of Miamisburg “died Monday,”according to the November 23, 1994 edition of the “Dayton Daily News.”
James Edward Goins, 85, “formerly of Fairborn, of Athens, Georgia died Wednesday,” according to the April 19, 1999 edition of “Dayton Daily News.”
Kenneth Goins, 58, of Germantown, Ohio, “died Sunday,” according to the January 8, 1996 edition of the “Dayton Daily News.”
Lillie Mae Comley Goins and her mother Fannie Mae Bingham Comley of Germantown, Ohio was listed as survivors of her father, Limond B. Comley, Sr. who died there January 8, 2000 at the age of 95. The parents were married for 71 years.
Morgan Leigh Goins, infant daughter of James Goins and Jennifer Goins of Dayton “died Wednesday,” according to the September 11, 1999 edition of the “Dayton Daily News.” She was buried in Valley View Cemetery.
Nell N. Goins, 70, formerly of Farmersville, Ohio, presently of Dayton, “died Wednesday,” according to the October 29, 1993 edition of the “Dayton Daily News.”
Norman D. Goins, 58, of Germantown, “died Sunday,” according to the September 7, 1999 edition of the “Dayton Daily News.”
Ralph E. Goins, 68, of 1129 John Avenue, Sidney, Ohio “died Tuesday,” according to the November 10, 1999 edition of the “Dayton Daily News.”
Shirley A. Goins, 61, of Germantown “died Wednesday,” according to the October 29, 1993 edition of the “Dayton Daily News.”
Claude Gowen, Social Security No. 291-10-7690, was born December 7, 1884 and died in April 1976 in Kettering, Ohio.
MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO
James O. Goins, son of Ralph Virgil Goins and Susan Goins, was born in Pennsville, Ohio March 21, 1928. He was married to Viola Ada Hill October 26, 1948. He died February 14, 2003 in Zanesville, Ohio, according to his obituary published in the “Zanesville Times-Recorder” February 17, 2003:
“James O. Goins, 75, of Zanesville, died at 12:40 p.m., Friday, February 14, 2003 at Genesis-Good Samaritan Campus in Zanesville.
He was born on Wednesday, March 21, 1928 in Pennsville, the son of Lillian “Lilly” Susan and Ralph Virgil Goins, both deceased. He was married to Viola Ada Hill October 26, 1948 and had been employed at Armco Steel for 37 years, retiring in 1990 from the Annealing Department.
He is survived by his wife, of the home; six children, Linda Goins Garnes, Karen Goins, Judy Ann Goins, James Franklin Goins, Duane Anthony Goins, all of Zanesville; and John Henry Goins, of Chesapeake, Virginia; 13 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; one brother, Henry Goins and one sister, Mary Goins Johnson, both of Zanesville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Richard Anthony Goins; two brothers, Dale Goins and Ernest Goins; and one sister, Pauline Goins Bentley.
Hillis Funeral Home, 935 Forest Avenue is in charge of arrangements.”
PICKAWAY COUNTY, OHIO
Joseph Goings was married to Hannah Cary, December 11, 1811, according to “Pickaway County, Ohio Marriages, 1810-1815.” Children born to Joseph Goings and Hannah Cary Goings are unknown.
John Gowen was the only member of the family to appear in the 1830 census of Pickaway County. He was enumerated there in Washington Township.
PIKE COUNTY, OHIO
John Gowen was the only individual of interest to Gowen chroniclers to appear in the 1830 census of Pike County. His family was enumerated on page 30.
ROSS COUNTY, OHIO
Eugene Goen, a member of the junior class of Frankfort High School, was pictured in the 1936 annual of the high school.
Buried in Grandview Cemetery, Section 9C, Chillicothe, Ohio are: Agnes Goings, Abbie Harris Goings, Susannah Goings, James Goings, James W. Goings and Mary J. Goings, wife of James Goings. Also buried there is Anthony W. Goings, 1846-1918.
Catherine Gowens was married July 15, 1803 in Scioto Township, Ross County to Robert Long, according to “Ohio Marriages” by Marjorie Smith.
SHARP COUNTY, OHIO
James R. Goins had a barbershop in Massillon, Ohio in 1889-90, according to the city directory of Canton, Ohio. His business was located in the basement of the “northeast corner of Main and Erie, and he lived at 21 Canal Street. He was assisted by Charles A. Murrells who boarded with James R. Goins.
SHELBY COUNTY, OHIO
Robert Goings was married to Ruth Wackler November 8, 1934 in Indiana. They observed their 60th wedding anniversary in Bradford, Indiana November 8, 1994, according to a news story in the “Piqua Daily Call” of Pique, Ohio. Children of Robert Goings and Ruth Wackler Goings were identified as: Marie Goings Beam of Versailles, Ohio, Robert E. Goings of Bradford, Ohio and Arthur Goings of Sidney, Ohio.
John Gowings was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Shelby County, page 28.
SUMMIT COUNTY, OHIO
Willeane Goins Asher-Haas who was born October 9, 1924 died in Akron, Ohio May 24, 2003 at the age of 78, according to her obituary:
“Willeane Goins Asher-Haas, 78, of Akron, formerly of Monroe, Michigan, died Saturday in her home. She had been in poor health for nine months.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harmony Baptist Church ofTallmadge, Tallmadge, Ohio. Her sons-in-law, the Rev. Bernard Christy of Mogadore, Ohio, and the Rev. Robert Stevens of Hartville, Ohio, will offici-ate.
Born October 9, 1924 in Tennessee, she was the daughter of Verlin Goins and Aslee Goins.
Surviving are seven sons of Ohio; two daughters, of Ohio; a stepson, Wayne “Bootsie” Asher of Monroe; a step-daughter, Helen Liparato, of Monroe; four brothers, Jack Goins and wife Helen Goins of Toledo, Bobby Goins and wife Judy Goins of Temperance, Jerry Goins and wife Pam Goins of Torrance, Calif., and Kenny Goins and wife Sherrie Goins of Merced, California; five sisters, Juanita Goins Hopkins and husband Jack Hopkins of Monroe, Norma Goins Swanson and husband Kenny Swanson of Laguna Wood, California, Betty Goins Webb of Webb and husband Kenneth Webb of Pickford, Mich-igan, Evelyn Goins Monaghan and husband Tom Mona-ghan of Palm Springs, California and Mary Ellen Goins Rippey and husband Charles Rippey of Springville, Cal-ifornia; 31 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.”
Denny Brubaker, Claiborne County, Tennessee researcher sug-gests that Verlin Tecumseh Goins of Claiborne County was married to Lora A. Cole. Children born to Verlin Tecumseh Goins and Lora A. Cole Goins are unknown.
Ed M. Gowan was a funeral director at Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio in 1932, according to Deborah Redden.
May Florence was born in 1885 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio to Frank Avery Florence of Montreal, Quebec and Elizabeth Ruth “Lizzie” Bersick Shellington Florence of Berlin, Germany. She was married about 1903, husband’s name Lynch. She was later remarried, husband’s name Gowan. May Florence Lynch Gowan died in 1959 in Sacramento, California.
TRUMBULL COUNTY, OHIO
No members of the Gowen family [or spelling variations] appeared in the 1820 census of Trumbull County.
TUSCARAWAS COUNTY, OHIO
Caleb Goin was married July 18, 1844 to Nancy Pickle, according to “Tuscarawas County, Ohio Marriages, 1808-1895.” Children born to Caleb Goin and Nancy Pickle Goin are unknown.
Nancy Gowan was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census Tuscarawa County, page 42.
Anna Gowin was married to Herman Gatchil March 20, 1831, according to “Tuscarawas County, Ohio Marriages, 1808-1895.”
John T. Gowin was married to Sarah Stanneart January 6, 1852, according to “Tuscarawas County, Ohio Marriages, 1808-1895.” Children born to John T. Gowin and Sarah Stanneart Gowin are unknown.
John W. Gowin was enumerated as the head of a household in Nohrichsville, Ohio in the 1880 census of Tuscarawas County, Enumeration District 223, page 7, Mill Township as:
“Gowin, John W. 35, born in OH
Ruth A. 38, born in OH
Mary O. 6, born in OH
James R. 2, born in OH
Willie T. 3/12, born in OH”
Mary Gowin was married June 15, 1843 to Robert Mooney, according to “Tuscarawas County, Ohio Marriages, 1808-1895.”
William Gowin, who was born about 1846, was married about 1869 to Elizabeth Henry who was born about 1849 in Ohio. She was one of thirteen children born to James Henry and Catherine Henry, according to Taj Wolff. Elizabeth Henry Gowin died September 8, 1902 in Uhrichsville, Ohio in Tuscarawas County.
Abigail Gowings was married to Jacob Criger September 24, 1835, “Tuscarawas County, Ohio Marriages, 1808-1895.”
WASHINGTON COUNTY, OHIO
Elizabeth Goins [no dates] was buried in Southland Cemetery in Wesley township on TR217 in Washington County.
Lucy Goins, “wife of S. Goins, born 1870—died 1906” was buried in Smith Cemetery in Wesley township in Washington County. Buried beside her was Charles R. Goins, “born in 1904, died in 1955.
Olvie [Olive?] May Goins, born 1890-died 1956, was buried in Wesleyan Cemetery, located on TR129 in Wesley township of Washington County. Buried beside her was Lovell Goins, born 1911-died 1969 [flag]. The flag suggests that he died in military service, according to L. R. Hall.
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