From Gowen Manuscript: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms118.htm
ANDERSON COUNTY, TEXAS
J. M. Goanes of Anderson County received a deed from R. F. and J. C. Blacker March 10, 1854 for 320 acres of land in McLennan County, according to McLennan County Deed Book F, page 444. Consideration was $1,000.
John W. Goens and Marie Goens, were married August 25, 1918 in Athens, Texas. Since they had no children, they adopted Elsie Ann Palmer in 1935, according to Smith County Texas Deed Book 1490, page 711.
John W. Goens received a deed from F. B. Kendrick June 11, 1946 to 29 acres of land located four miles southeast of Tyler, Texas, according to Smith County Deed Book 530, page 350. John W. Goens and Marie Goens gave a deed to G. L. Leath to 14 acres November 8, 1952, according to Smith County Deed Book 731, page 460.
John W. Goens, assistant county school superintendent and Marie Goens lived on Route 4, according to the 1952 and 1954 city directories of Tyler. John W. Goens and Marie Goens, “of Smith County,” gave a deed to William Ralph Palmer November 11, 1963 to eight acres of land, according to Smith County Deed Book 1098. page 356.
Marie Goens died May 24, 1972, and John W. Goens died April 29, 1974, according to Smith County Deed Book 1490, page 711.
One daughter was adopted by them:
Elsie Ann Palmer Goens born about 1931
Elsie Ann Palmer Goens was born about 1931 and adopted in 1935 by John W. Goens and Marie Goens. She was married to William Ralph Palmer May 11, 1951, according to Smith County Marriage Book 47, page 5071.
Jack Duke Gowin died August 10, 1964 according to Anderson County death records.
Willie L. Goynes died September 09, 1973 according to Anderson County death records.
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