From Gowen Manuscript: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms110.htm
FAYETTE COUNTY, TENNESSEE
No individuals by the name of Gowen [or spelling variations] appeared in the 1836 tax list of Fayette County.
L. S. Goen was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Fayette County, Enumeration District 24, page 18, Civil District 8:
“Goen, L. S. 52, born in TN
A. E. 53, born in TN
Glosip, S. J. 30, born in TN, niece
J. E. 5, born in TN,
great niece, daughter of S. J. Glosip”
C. A. Goins was married March 17, 1843 to Sarah F. B. Elder, according to “Fayetten County, Tennessee Masrriages, 1848-1850.” Children born to C. A. Goins and Sarah F. B. Elder Goins are unknown.
William Gowan, negro, son of Pugh Gowan and Classie Gowan, was born in September 1872 in Tennessee. In 1916 he was a farmer in Fayette County. He died there November 2, 1916 “of gastro-enteritis,” according to Tennessee BVS Death Certificate No. 414. Pearley Mitchell of Moscow, Tennessee was the informant.
Sarah Jane Gowen was married to E. F. Atkin, January 30, 1848, according to “Fayette County, Tennessee Masrriages, 1838-1850.”
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