From Gowen Manuscript: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms116.htm
- Washington Co, TN (prior to 1779)
- Sullivan Co, TN (created out of Washington Co, TN in 1779).
- Hawkins County, TN (created out of Sullivan Co, TN in 1787)
- Knox County, TN (created out of Hawkins Co, TN in 1792)
- Grainger County, TN notes and records (created out of Knox and Hawkins CO, TN in 1796).
- Claiborne County, TN (created out of Grainger in 1801)
SULLIVAN COUNTY, TENNESSEE
The obituary of Angela Jeanne Gentry Goins appeared in the May 2, 2002 edition of the “Johnson City Press:”
Mrs. Angela Jeanne Gentry Goins, 30, 417 Barnette Drive, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at her residence. Mrs. Goins was a Sullivan County native and a daughter of Sandra Denton Gentry, Bristol, and the late Kenneth E. Gentry. She was employed by Fairfield Marketing, Johnson City. Mrs. Goins was a member of Cold Spring Presbyterian Church.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her hus-band, Alan L. Goins; one daughter, Stephanie Laken Gentry, of the home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Denton Sr., Bristol and paternal grandfather, Tom Gentry, Bristol.
Funeral services for Angela J. Goins will be conducted at 6 p.m. Thursday in Weaver Funeral Home chapel with Dr. Errol Rohr and the Rev. Cecil Sturgill offici-ating. Graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Shipley Cemetery with Dr. Andrew Spence officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Marvin Goins, James E. Denton, H.M. Denton Jr., Marty Denton, Kev-in Denton, doctors and staff of the ETSU Cancer Cen-ter, Dr. Ed Griffin and Johnson City Medical Center Hospice staff. Those desiring may make memorials to breast cancer research fund, c/o American Cancer Soci-ety, Johnson City. The family will receive friends fol-lowing the funeral service in Weaver Funeral Home, Bristol, Tennessee.”
Nardin Gooin was listed as head of household No. 68 in the 1850 census of Sullivan County, Tennessee. His household was the only Gowen [or spelling variation] in the census. The family was rendered as:
“Gooin, Nardin 24, laborer, born in [unknown]
Joanna 17, born in VA, married within the year”
Adam Orth received North Carolina Land Grant No. 207 October 10, 1783 to 600 acres in Sullivan County “on the north side of Holston River, known by the name of Gowan’s place on the waters of Big Creek in Carter’s Valley and on William Ingram’s line.”
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