From Gowen Manuscript: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms118.htm
COOKE COUNTY, TEXAS
William Gawn appeared as the head of a household in Cooke County. Enumeration District 46, page 16, Precinct 5 in the 1880 census as:
“Gawn, William 44, born in TN
Susan 29, born in VA, wife
Mary 13, born in TX, daughter
Sarah 7, born in TX
Charles 5, born in TX
Joe 3, born in TX
John 11/12, born in TX”
J. A. Goun appeared in the 1860 census of Cooke County, Texas as the head of Household No. 446-458. The enumeration appeared as:
“Goun, J. A. 43, born in TN, farmer,
$400 real estate, $295
Catherine 37, born in TN
Mary A. 14, born in TX
Stephen 11, born in TX
James V 6, born in TX
Elzia J. 3, born in TX”
Steve P. Goen was born in Florida, according to a statement contained in the death certificate of his son. He is believed to have been born about 1835. He was married about 1856 to Arrena Stevens who was born in Canada, according to a statement made on the death certificate of their son. They were residents of Cooke County in 1861, when a son was born.
Steve P. Goen and Arrena Steven Goen of McLennan County, Texas gave a deed to F. S. Taylor November 18, 1872 to 34¡ acres of land for “$50 specie” according to McLennan County Deed Book 5, page 287. An examination of the deed records of McLennan County might indicate when they received title to the land.
Children born to Steve P. Goen and Arrena Stevens Goen include:
Edmond S. Goen born April 17, 1861
Edmond S. Goen, son of Steve P. Goen and Arrena Stevens Goen, was born in Cooke County April 17, 1861, according to Brady City Death Book 1, page 312.
He was married to Jennie Prost about 1882. Jennie Prost Goen was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1863. One record shows the bride’s name as Jennie Frost, born in Texas.
On July 14, 1883 “E. S. S. Goen and wife, S. J. Goen of Bell County, Texas,” joined R. K. Goen,” believed to be a relative, Rufus King Goen in purchasing land in Hamilton County, Texas, according to Hamilton County Deed Book L, page 598.
On July 14, 1885 they sold 160 acres on Partridge Creek, located 10 miles southwest of Hamilton, Texas to J. A. Robertson for $700, according to Hamilton County Deed Book U, page 30. Apparently they had purchased the land March 29, 1884, according to Hamilton County Deed Book Q, page 11. Apparently they moved to Callahan County, Texas in 1886.
When J. A. Robertson proposed to sell the land to D. C. Stevens October 17, 1889, he had to give a vendor’s release for both of the sellers since “the residence of S. E. Goen is now unknown,” according to Hamilton County Deed Book Y, page 306.
In 1886 Edmund S. Goen and Jennie Prost Goen lived in Baird, Texas. Apparently she died shortly afterwards. Edmund S. Goen was later remarried, wife’s name Olia L. Edmund S. Goen appeared as the head of a household in the 1900 census of McCullough County, Enumeration District 109, page 1:
“Goen, Edmund S. 39, born in TX in April 1861
Olia 29, born in TX in March 1871
John F. 14, born in TX in May 1886”
Edmond S. Goen received a deed from R. K. Bowen to 254 acres, January 11, 1903 in Hohmann surveys No. 1093 and 1086 in the northwestern part of McCulloch County, Texas, according to that county’s Deed Book 4, page 405.
Edmond S. Goen and Olia L. Goen gave a deed to Waldrip Christian Church to land adjoining the public school house of Waldrip, Texas June 13, 1904, according to McCulloch County Deed Book 5. page 337.
Edmond S. Goen and Olia L. Goen sold the two surveys to A. J. Bassett January 22, 1907 for $2,500, according to McCulloch County Deed Book 14, page 11. Edmond S. Goen transferred two notes received from A. J. Bassett in the purchase to W. H. Melvin February 8, 1907, according to McCullough County Deed Book 11, page 376.
Edmond S. Goen received a correction deed from R. K. Brown and M. C. Robbins and their wives to the two Hohmann Surveys July 22, 1907, according to McCullough County Deed Book 11, page 227.
A. J. Bassett apparently decided that the trade was not a good one because on October 16, 1907 he transferred the property back to Edmond S. Goen, according to McCulloch County Deed Book 18, page 22.
Eight days later Edmond S. Goen resold the property to Nat Randals for $1,000 and the assumption of the note payable to W. H. Melvin in the amount of $1,071. Involved was 127 acres, according to McCullough County Deed Book 15, page 130.
Edmond S. Goen purchased a lot from S. P. Barton January 1, 1908 for $50 according to McCullough County Deed Book 14, page 378.
On February 18, 1908 he received a release on the note to W. H. Melvin “of Los Angeles, California” which had been paid in full, according to McCullough County Deed Book 17, page 160.
On January 1, 1909 Edmond S. Goen of Lohn, Texas received a deed from J. P. Barton to a lot out of the Joseph Bleike Survey, No. 1055, according to McCullough County Deed Book 14, page 322. On July 10, 1909 he sold the lot to S. M. Young for $90, according to McCullough County Deed Book 14, page 321.
Edmond S. Goen gave a deed to J. E. Kelley August 4, 1909 to the lot he had received from J. P. Barton for $550. The lot, one acre in size, adjoined the Lohn Tabernacle, according to McCulloch County Deed Book 14, page 379.
Olia L. Goen, “of Coryell County, Texas” received a deed from J. E. Kelly and Fanny Kelly “of Rains County, Texas” to the lot which adjoined Lohn Tabernacle November 7, 1911, according to McCullough County Deed Book 24, page 289. Olia L. Goen had received a judgement against J. E. Kelly in McCullough District Court Case No. 1281, “O. L. Goen vs. J. E. Kelly” in which she paid out of her separate funds $278.30 for the property. The court awarded the property to her “for her sole and separate use and benefit.”
Edmond S. Goen and Olia L. Goen “of Coryell County” gave a deed to the lot adjoining the tabernacle to W. M. Land December 9, 1912 for $500, according to McCulloch County Deed Book 28, page 468.
Edmond S. Goen died May 29, 1921 of cancer at the age 60, according to Brady City Death Book 1, page 312. He was buried at Brady, according to his wife, who resided at Waldrip, Texas at that time.
It is believed that children born to Edmond S. Goen and Jennie Prost Goen include:
John Franklin Goen born May 25, 1886
John Franklin Goen, son of Edmond S. Goen and S. Jennie Prost [or Frost] Goen, was born in Baird, Texas May 25, 1886, according to Callahan County Birth Book 9, page 437. He was married about 1907, wife’s name unknown.
Children born to John Franklin Goen are believed to include:
John Franklin Goen, Jr. born about 1909
Jesse Franklin Goen born about 1911
John Franklin Goen, Jr, son of John Franklin Goen and S. Jennie Prost Goen, was born about 1909. He was married about 1934, wife’s name Lenora.
On August 19, 1947 John Franklin Goen, Jr. and Lenora Goen gave a deed to Ettie Featherson to 1/3 of the southwest quarter of Block 14, GC&RF Addition, Santa Anna, Texas, according to Coleman County Deed Book 271, page 419. Consideration was $2,000.
Lenora Goen received a release from Cal Allen on the property August 16, 1947, according to Coleman County Deed Book 271, page 376. John Franklin Goen, Jr. and Lenora Goen gave a release to C. C. Pruitt and Lorena Pruitt, of Dallas, Texas February 5, 1950 to property in Santa Anna, according to Coleman County Deed Book 295, page 595.
John Franklin Goen, Jr. and Lenora Goen gave a ratification deed to C. C. Pruitt and a quit claim deed to J. Y. Brannan July 21, 1950, to the Santa Anna property, according to Coleman County Deed Book 294, page 343.
John Franklin Goen, Jr. died of a coronary thrombosis October 12, 1955 at Coleman, Texas after 27 years residence at Santa Anna, according to Coleman County Death Book 7, page 29. He was listed as a railroad man. He was buried at Santa Anna, according to Jesse F. Goen, informant.
Lenora Goen, widow, received a warranty deed from Mrs. Roxie Nettleship May 20, 1960 to a lot in Santa Anna for $100, according to Coleman County Deed Book 389, page 473.
Lenora Goen, Coleman County; John E. Goen, Brown County, Texas and Jessie F. Goen, Dallas County, Texas gave a warranty Deed to M. D. Baker August 25, 1973 to two tracts in Santa Anna, according to Coleman County Deed Book 459, page 1062.
Children born to John Franklin Goen, Jr. and Lenora Goen include:
Elizabeth Ruth Goen born September 23, 1935
John E. Goen born about 1938
Kathryn Sue Goen born about 1945
Elizabeth Ruth Goen, daughter of John Franklin Goen, Jr. and Lenora Goen was born at Santa Anna September 23, 1935, according to Coleman County Birth Book 6, page 119. She was married to Douglas H. Moore, Jr. February 15, 1951, according to Brown County, Texas Marriage Book 20, page 447.
John E. Goen, son of John Franklin Goen, Jr. and Lenora Goen, was born about 1938. He was married about 1959, wife’s name Alice Goen. John E. Goen and Alice Goen received a warranty deed from George E. Broughton August 3, 1972 to lots in Bangs, Texas, according to Brown County Deed Book 635, page 409.
Kathryn Sue Goen, daughter of John Franklin Goen, Jr. and Lenora Goen, was born about 1935. She was married to Donald Eugene Turner March 2, 1958 at the First Methodist Church in Coleman, according to Coleman County Marriage Book 15, page 447.
Jesse Franklin Goen, son of John Franklin Goen was born about 1911. He was married to Ruth Virginia Davis May 22, 1934, according to Coleman County Marriage Book 9, page 406. Ruth Virginia Davis was born in Texas in 1917. In 1935 Jesse Franklin Goen and Ruth Virginia Davis Goen were living in Santa Anna, Texas where he was employed as a glass cutter.
In 1937 Jesse Franklin Goen, a meat cutter, and Ruth Virginia Davis Goen lived at 2005 Avenue K, Lubbock, Texas, according to the city directory. In 1938 they lived at 1905 Avenue W and in 1940 they lived at 1511 4th Street, Lubbock.
Jesse Franklin Goen, a clerk at Sam Wood Food Store No. 3, his wife and three children lived at 1609 Nickerson in 1942, according to the city directory of Austin, Texas. He was employed as a butcher at Slaughter Grocery No. 2, Austin, in 1947 and 1949 and lived at 104 Waller, according to the city directory. In 1952 he and Ruth Virginia Davis Goen lived at 815 East 31st Street. She was employed by Goodfriends, according to the Austin city directory. In 1953 and 1954 they lived at 3306A Park Avenue. In 1954 Ruth Virginia Davis Goen was a clerk at the State Treasury Department, according to the Austin city directory. It is believed that they were divorced about 1956.
In 1957 Jess Franklin Goen was a meat cutter for HEB Food Store #9 and lived at 4213 Avenue H, Austin, according to the city directory.
Ruth Virginia Davis Goen, an employee of Ft. Worth National Bank, lived at 5100 Donnelly from 1957 to 1960, according to the Ft. Worth, Texas city directory. Ruth Virginia Davis Goen “a single woman of Tarrant County,” received a warranty deed from Chickasaw Lumber Company July 23, 1959 to lots in Chomer Acres Heights, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 3348, page 345.
Ruth Virginia Davis Goen was married to T. J. Adkins May 31, 1961, according to Tarrant County Marriage Book 127, page 216. She received a release from Ft. Worth Savings & Loan Association to a lot in Ft. Worth September 19, 1968, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 4619, page 550.
Jesse Franklin Goen received a deed from Apache Shores, Inc. to a lot in Travis County, Texas December 20, 1971, according to Travis County Deed Book 4226, page 1157. He sold the property to Robert H. Smith May 25, 1974, according to Travis County Deed Book 4906, page 1165. Jessie Franklin Goen lived in Dallas County, Texas in 1973, according to Coleman County Deed Book 459, page 1062.
Children born to Jesse Franklin Goen and Ruth Virginia Davis Goen include:
Martha Lenora Goen born about 1938
Martha Lenora Goen, daughter of Jesse Franklin Goen and Ruth Virginia Davis Goen was born about 1938. She appeared in the 1954 city directory of Austin as a saleswoman for George Wesley Cleaners and lived in the residence of her parents at 3306 Harris Park Avenue.
She was married to Alfred R. Lemacks December 14, 1956, according to Tarrant County Marriage Book 118, page 617. Apparently the marriage was annulled. Martha Lenora Goen, an employee of Hanson’s Pen & Card Shop, lived with Ruth Virginia Davis Goen at 5100 Donnelly, according to the 1957 city directory of Ft. Worth. Martha Lenora Goen was married to Billy Gerald Bond December 7, 1963, at Santa Anna First Baptist Church, according to Coleman County Marriage Book 15, page 208.
Giles W. Goin (37) married Ravonda R. Smith (21) on February 12, 1982 according to Cooke County marriage records.
Jewel Summers Goin died February 17, 1981 according to Cooke County death records.
Onor Gail Goin was born in Cooke County November 3, 1956, according to BVS File 203626.
Lester G. Goins Jr. (24) married Sharon F. Huneycutt (18) on June 14, 1982 according to Cooke County marriage records.
Vickie Elaine Goins was born in Cooke County November 30, 1946, according to BVS File 141167.
Elizabeth Gowen was married about 1853 in Cooke County to Fields Hoff, a Virginian who was born about 1830, according to Everlynne Ritter, a great-great-grand-daughter of Guthrie, Oklahoma.
Fields Hoff moved to Gainesville in 1857 and was married to Elizabeth Gowen about 1858. Fields served with the CSA for about one year towards the end of the war and returned home about September 1865. Elizabeth Gowen Hoff left Fields Hoff about this time and would later marry N. M. Jones in Gainesville in 1867.
N. M. Jones and Elizabeth Hoff Jones took the Hoff children and moved into the Oklahoma Territory about 1868. Fields tried to follow them but was turned back by Jones and other members of the wagon train they were with. Fields Hoff would never see his children again.
Fields Hoff returned to Gainesville where remarried in 1872 or 1873. He died and was buried in the Gainesville Cemetery next to his second wife and near to his brother, Richard Hoff.
Elizabeth Gowen Hoff Jonea and N. M. Jones, along with her mother moved north into the Oklahoma Territory near the community of Thackerville or Courtney. Everlynne Ritter wrote:
“During the Indian raids in the late 1880s known as ‘Cheyenne Autumn,’ the family homestead was at-tacked by a small raiding party. Elizabeth was killed when a brave ran her through with a lance. Elizabeth’s mother mounted a pony and with a shotgun, rode up to the brave that had just killed her daughter, and emptied both barrels into the him.”
Children born to Fields Hoff and Elizabeth Gowen Hoff include:
Richard Fields Hoff born in 1859
Richard Fields Hoff, son of Fields Hoff and Elizabeth Gowen Hoff, was born in Cooke County in 1855. When he was 12 years old, his parents became estranged. After his mother remarried, he was brought to Oklahoma Territory by his step-father, H. N. Jones, his mother and his grandmother.
Sarah Gowen was married to Edward Brothers of North Carolina and Virginia December 13, 1859, according to “Marriage Licenses, Cooke County, Texas, 1849-1879.” Children born to Edward Brothers and Sarah Gowen Brothers, believed to be his second wife, include Edward Brothers, Jr. born in 1863, according to Ada Rhea Foster, great-great granddaughter of Lubbock, Texas. It is believed that Sarah Gowen Brothers died shortly afterward and was buried in Brothers-Spring Grove Cemetery in Cooke County. It appears that Edward Brothers was married four times.
Wellington Gowin was married to Sarah Jane Matthews in Cooke County August 26, 1858, according to Cooke County marriage records. Of Wellington Gowin and Sarah Jane Matthews Gowin nothing more is known.
Jimmy A. Goynes (19) married Jeania A. Kosark (18) on March 21, 1982 according to Cooke County marriage records.
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