Tennessee – Cannon County

From Gowen Manuscript:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms108.htm

CANNON COUNTY, TENNESSEE

Hardy Gowan Davenport was born in Cannon County December 28, 1856. He died there October 3, 1928.
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Thomas Gaun was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Cannon County, Enumeration District 27, page 7, 8th Civil District:

“Gaun, Thomas 27, born in TN, July 1872
Della 22, born in TN, in 1878
Lillie 3, born in TN, July 1896
Martha Ann 1, born in TN, September 1898”
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On July 18, 1855 Laborn Goen was married to Artine Clark in Cannon County. Of Laborn Goen and Artine Clark Goen nothing more is known.
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T. B. Goens was married to Emeline Cooper on February 13, 1860, according to the Cannon County marriage records. Of T. B. Goens and Emeline Cooper Goens nothing more is known.
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John William Goins was born in 1910, parents and place unknown. He was married about 1933 to Estelle Lee Finley who was born to Benjamin Franklin Finley in 1909. John William Goins died in 1983 and was buried in Riverside Garden Cemetery in Cannon County. Estelle Lee Finley Goins died in 1995 and was buried beside here husband, according to Luther Kelly.
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Antily Gowen, “white female,” lived with the family of Isaac Turner, 42 and his wife, Sarah B. Turner, 33 in Civil District 6, Cannon County in the census of 1870. Enumerated on July 1, 1870 with post office at Woodbury, Tennessee was:

“Gowen, Antily 30, born in TN
James 1, born in TN”
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Elizabeth Gowen was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1860 census of Cannon County:

“Gowens, Elizabeth 42, born in TN
John 29, born in TN
Nancy 20, born in TN
Carter 18, born in TN
Sarah 16, born in TN
Columbus 6, born in TN”

Carter Gowen, white male, appeared in the 1870 census of Cannon County living in Civil District 10. His household, No. 6-6, post office at Woodbury, Tennessee, was enumerated Au­gust 3, 1870 as:

“Gowen, Carter 28, born in TN, illiterate, farm
laborer
Catherine 26, born in TN, illiterate
Columbus 9, born in TN
James 7, born in TN
Allie 1, born in TN”

The family of Carter Gowen appeared on June 21, 1880 in the federal census of Wilson County, Tennessee, adjoining Cannon County on the north, in Enumeration District 257, page 27, Civil District 14, Household 265-283 as:

“Gowen, Carter 31, farm laborer, born in TN, father
born in TN, mother born in NC,
illiterate
Catherine 43, born in TN, father born in TN,
mother born in TN, wife
Alice 12, daughter, born in TN, father
born in TN, mother born in TN
Thomas, 10, born in TN, father born in TN,
mother born in TN, son
William 7, born in TN, father born in TN,
mother born in TN
Colonel 4, son, born in TN, father born in
TN, mother born in TN
Hugh 2, son, born in TN, father born in
TN, mother born in TN

It is suggested that Carter Gowen had married a widow 12 years his senior and the Columbus Gowen and James Gowen were her sons by a previous marriage. The 1870 census taker had made a gallant allowance for her age when he recorded her as “26” because she was more likely 32 at that time. Columbus Gowen and James Gowen apparently had left the household before the 1880 census taker arrived.
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Charity Gowen was married March 29, 1855 to Nathan Gowin, according to “Cannon County, Tennessee Marriages, 1838-1873” by Byron Sistler. Children born to Nathan Gowin and Charity Gowen Gowin are unknown.
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Francis Gowen was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Cannon County, Enumeration District 22, page 30, Fourth Civil District, listed as:

“Gowen, Francis 39, born in TN, father born in TN,
laborer
Sarah 37, born in TN, father born in TN,
mother born in TN, wife
William 10, born in TN, father born in TN,
mother born in TN
Samuel 8, born in TN, father born in TN,
mother born in TN
Charley 6, born in TN, father born in TN,
mother born in TN
Andrew 4, born in TN, father born in TN,
mother born in TN
Lavada 7/12, born in TN, father born in TN,
mother born in TN”

Jamie Armitage of Indianapolis, Indiana advised April 17, 1996 that “Andrew Goins of Woodbury, Tennessee” was married in Tennessee to Ella Moore about 1910. She stated that he abandoned his family in 1921 after the death of his wife, Ella Moore Goins.

Children born to Andrew Goins and Ella Moore Goins include:

Minnie Goins born about 1912
Jim Goins born about 1914
Deland Goins born about 1916
Cecil Goins born about 1919
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H. N. Gowen was married January 7, 1873 to A. E. Brown, ac­cording to “Cannon County, Tennessee Marriages, 1838-1873.” Children born to H. N. Gowen and A. E. Brown Gowen are unknown.
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Hueston Gowen, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Cannon County, Enumeration District 23, page 9, Fifth Civil District as the head of a household composed of:

“Gowen, Hueston 31, born in TN, father born in TN,
mother born in TN, farmer
Mary A. 29, born in TN, father born in TN,
mother born in TN, wife
William I. 6, born in TN, father born in TN,
mother born in TN
Stephen A. 1, born in TN, father born in TN,
mother born in TN”
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J. M. Gowen was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Cannon County, Household 58-702:

“Gowen, J. M. 26, born in TN
E. T. 19, born in TN
W. D. 2, born in TN”

On March 29, 1855 a double wedding was recorded in the marriage records of the county when John Gowen was married to Rhoda Gowen and Nathan Gowen was married to Charity Gowen. The weddings, apparently of cousins, were performed by Abram Hathaway. “Roda Goins” was married to John Crawford on September 12, 1866, according to Cannon County marriage records.
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Julia Y. Gowen was married to Nicholas C. Tilford, according to “Campbell County, Tennessee Marriages, 1830-1850.”
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Nancy J. Gowen was shown in the 1870 census of Cannon County as a servant in the household of Jesse H. Gilley, according to the research of Thomas Mason Gowen of Winchester, Tennessee.
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Parlee Gowens, white female, age 10, a domestic servant, illiterate, born in Tennessee was living in Household 154-165, Civil District 10, Cannon County on August 11, 1870 in the Household of Gabriel Keaton, age 34 and his wife Mary A. Keaton, age 38, according to the 1870 census.
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Sarah Gowens was married October 15, 1864 to Richard Bowlin, according to Cannon County marriage records.
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Thomas Goings appeared in Cannon County in its early days. The Commissioners Court Minutes refers to a road “built to the land of Thomas Goings now supposed to belong to the heirs of “Thomas Hopkins.”
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A negro family headed by William Goowin was listed in the 1870 census of Cannon County, Civil District 4, postoffice Woodbury, Tennessee July 26, 1870. They were listed as:

“Goowin, William 28, born in TN, farmer, $300 per­
sonal property, illiterate
Clarat 32, born in TN, illiterate
Cynthia 12, born in TN, illiterate, idiot
Malinda 10, born in TN
Texas A. 6, female, born in TN
Tireland 2, male, born in TN
Angeline 1, born in TN”
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Lillie Gowan, “age 13, born in July 1886 in TN, was enumer­ated in the 1900 census of Cannon County, Enumeration District 23, page 13 as the “servant of” Joseph E. Bailey.
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A license was issued March 29, 1855 for the marriage of John Gowin to Miss Rhoda Gowin. No return was made of the li­cense.
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Espey Ray McGowan, white male, was born November 20, 1897 in Cannon County to Oulis McGowan and Ada Moore McGowan, according to Cannon County Delayed Birth records.

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