Tennessee – Franklin County

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Map of Franklin County, Tennessee from FamilySearch.com

FamilySearch.com Wiki Page for Franklin County, TN:   https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Franklin_County,_Tennessee_Genealogy

FamilySearch.com Catalogue Page for Franklin County, TN:  https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bsubject%3ATennessee%20%2Bsubject%3AFranklin

SOURCES and FACTS:

1815 Nov 25 – Knowing that by part of certificate No. 15 dated the 13 day of July 1807, obtained from the board of commissioners from West Tennessee by Joseph Martin, and entered on the 16 day of May 1808 by No 427. Andrew W Gowan assignee of Joseph Martin fr St of Tenn no 3114, vol J, p 100. 40 acres. On Elk Riv fractional sec no 3. 6624 . . . at the foot of Cumberland Mountain, surveyed Nov 25, 1815. Proved up on Jan 26, 1816. Registered on June 26 1816. (NOTE – next entry says Andrew McGown – appears to be same – just name changed/different).   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS5W-17MK-5?i=397&cat=149412

1821 Feb 24 – John M. Gowan, “of the County of Franklin” deeded 10 acres of land to Roswell Hall of Rhea County, Tennessee February 24, 1821, according to Franklin County Deed Book A, page 23. The land lay “between the town of Jasper and the creek formerly known as Hudson Creek.” This area was later included in Marion County, Tennessee. (See Gowen Manuscript info below).

1832 June 4 – Levi Gown was appointed to a road committee June 4, 1832, and in May 1838, according to Franklin County Court Minute Book, page 38.  (See Gowen Manuscript info below).

1838 May – 1832 June 4 – Levi Gown was appointed to a road committee June 4, 1832, and in May 1838, according to Franklin County Court Minute Book, page 38.  (See Gowen Manuscript info below).

1838 Aug 13 – H W Goyne bill of sale to Peter Lenchan. fpr Violet a negro girl about 11 years old, a slave for life. Winchester Tennessee – Aug 13, 1838. Recd of Peter Linchan four hundred dollars in full consideration for a certain negro girl named Violet about 11 years old which negro I warrant to be sound and healthy and a slave for life, the right of which I also warrant to said Lenchan his heirs and assigns from and against myself my heirs d against all just claims whatever. Signed: H W Goyne. Wits: C C Garner, Jas W. Young. Proved up on Aug 17, 1838. Registered on Aug 18, 1838. bk Q, p 166. Franklin County, TN.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS5Q-9SBM-2?i=396&cat=149412

1838 Oct 6 – H W Goyne bill of sale to Henry Raines for a slave for life about 16 years old. Recd of Henry Rains seven hundred dollars in full for a certain negro girl named Ann about 16 years old which I warrant to be sound and healthy and a slae for life, the right of which I also warrant to him the said Rains his heirs . . . Signed: H W Goyne. Wits: James H Moore, Wm H Dyer. Proved up on Aug 13, 1839. Registered on Aug 13, 1839. bk Q, p 412. Franklin Co, TN.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS5Q-9S1R-7?i=520&cat=149412

1840 – “John Gowen” appeared in the 1840 census of Bedford County, Tennessee, page 30, as the head of a household. The family was recorded as:

Gowen, John white male 50-60
white female 40-50
white male 20-30
white male 20-30
white female 15-20
white female 5-10″

1850 – Thomas O. Gowan appeared as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Franklin County. The family was rendered as:

Gowin, Thomas O. 38, born in TN
Mary H. 28, born in TN
Benjamin H. 12, born in MS
Thomas I. 10, born in TN
James H. 3, born in TN
Sarah 1, born in TN”

1856 abt – William P Gowan fr Thos Byrom vol X, p 295. dist 7, 6 acres. On Rock Cr of Elk Riv. 6625.  (Not available online yet: https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/149412?availability=Family%20History%20Library )

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Franklin Co, TN – FAMILY SEARCH notes:

Deed books, 1807-1882
Authors:
Franklin County (Tennessee). Register of Deeds (Main Author)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/149412?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)
Deed index, reverse, 1807-1899. https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008151141?cat=149412
G’s index – reverse (Grantees): https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKX-M5H5?i=158&cat=149412

J C Goins fr J A Greer – vol 15, pg 425, dist 2, 50 and 5 acres. Book 7, pg 320. 6445

Nathrine Goins fr David L Gipson, vol 20, p 369, 20 acres, adj Clack and Rutledge. 6446

A B Gowen fr W A Ray, vol 18, pg 119, dist 7, 24 acres. adj E S Robertson. 6623.

1815 Nov 25 – Knowing that by part of certificate No. 15 dated the 13 day of July 1807, obtained from the board of commissioners from West Tennessee by Joseph Martin, and entered on the 16 day of May 1808 by No 427. Andrew W Gowan assignee of Joseph Martin fr St of Tenn no 3114, vol J, p 100. 40 acres. On Elk Riv fractional sec no 3. 6624 . . . at the foot of Cumberland Mountain, surveyed Nov 25, 1815. Proved up on Jan 26, 1816. Registered on June 26 1816. (NOTE – next entry says Andrew McGown – appears to be same – just name changed/different).   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS5W-17MK-5?i=397&cat=149412

1856 abt – William P Gowan fr Thos Byrom vol X, p 295. dist 7, 6 acres. On Rock Cr of Elk Riv. 6625.  (Not available online yet: https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/149412?availability=Family%20History%20Library )

Deed index, direct, 1807-1889. https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007895619?cat=149412

1838 Aug 13 – H W Goyne bill of sale to Peter Lenchan. fpr Violet a negro girl about 11 years old, a slave for life. Winchester Tennessee – Aug 13, 1838. Recd of Peter Linchan four hundred dollars in full consideration for a certain negro girl named Violet about 11 years old which negro I warrant to be sound and healthy and a slave for life, the right of which I also warrant to said Lenchan his heirs and assigns from and against myself my heirs d against all just claims whatever. Signed: H W Goyne. Wits: C C Garner, Jas W. Young. Proved up on Aug 17, 1838. Registered on Aug 18, 1838. bk Q, p 166. Franklin County, TN.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS5Q-9SBM-2?i=396&cat=149412

1838 Oct 6 – H W Goyne bill of sale to Henry Raines for a slave for life about 16 years old. Recd of Henry Rains seven hundred dollars in full for a certain negro girl named Ann about 16 years old which I warrant to be sound and healthy and a slae for life, the right of which I also warrant to him the said Rains his heirs . . . Signed: H W Goyne. Wits: James H Moore, Wm H Dyer. Proved up on Aug 13, 1839. Registered on Aug 13, 1839. bk Q, p 412. Franklin Co, TN.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS5Q-9S1R-7?i=520&cat=149412

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From Gowen Manuscript:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms110.htm

FRANKLIN COUNTY, TENNESSEE

Nathen Goin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Franklin County, Enumeration District 27, page 10:

Goin, Nathen 72, born in TN, September 1827
Vandorey 30, born in TN, October 1869
Marah 28, born in TN, February 1872
John 23, born in TN, January 1877
Harvey 21, born in TN, November 1878
Nathaniel 5, born in TN, October 1894″
==O==
Samuel Goin was reported as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Franklin County, Enumeration District 27, page 13:

“Goin, Samuel 28, born in TN, March 1871
Marah 21, born in TN, September 1878
Harie 1, born in TN, July 1898, son”
==O==
Thomas Goin was shown as head of a household in the 1900 census of Franklin County, Enumeration District 28, page 9:

“Goin, Thomas 30, born in TN, May 1870
Nancy M. 39, born in TN, April 1861
Joseph C. 5, born in TN, June 1895
Carnel C. 3, born in TN, April 1897
Adams, John H. 14, born in TN, July 1886,
stepson”
==O==
William Goin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Franklin County, Enumeration District 27, page 13:

“Goin, William 26, born in TN, September 1873
Learie 24, born in TN, February 1876
Frank 2, born in TN, June 1895”
==O==
Antney Gouing, “step-son of Obe Brown” was enumerated in the 1900 census of Franklin County, Enumeration District 27, page 11 as “age 33, born in Tennessee in November 1866.”
==O==
John M. Gowan, “of the County of Franklin” deeded 10 acres of land to Roswell Hall of Rhea County, Tennessee February 24, 1821, according to Franklin County Deed Book A, page 23. The land lay “between the town of Jasper and the creek formerly known as Hudson Creek.” This area was later included in Marion County, Tennessee.

“John Gowen” appeared in the 1840 census of Bedford County, Tennessee, page 30, as the head of a household. The family was recorded as:

“Gowen, John white male 50-60
white female 40-50
white male 20-30
white male 20-30
white female 15-20
white female 5-10”

The family did not reappear in the 1850 census of Bedford County.
==O==
Thomas O. Gowan appeared as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Franklin County. The family was rendered as:

“Gowin, Thomas O. 38, born in TN
Mary H. 28, born in TN
Benjamin H. 12, born in MS
Thomas I. 10, born in TN
James H. 3, born in TN
Sarah 1, born in TN”
==O==
The 1890 polltax list of Franklin County included Bill Gowins, Noah Gowins, Joshua Gowins, Jack Gowins and Granville Gowins.
==O==
Levi Gown was appointed to a road committee June 4, 1832, and in May 1838, according to Franklin County Court Minute Book, page 38.
==O==
“Gown & Gown” paid an advalorem tax on 110 acres, ac­cording to the 1890 tax list of Franklin County. Mrs. Mattie Gown paid an advalorem tax on a three-acre town lot in 1890.

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