Texas – Lamar County, Lamb County

From Gowen Manuscript:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms124.htm

LAMAR COUNTY, TEXAS

Bert Goin died July 12, 1923 in Lamar County, according to BVS File 21852.
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F. Goin and his wife M. F. Goin, were the parents of a daughter born October 23, 1905, according to Lamar County Birth Book 2, page 66.
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Kenneth W. Goin (22) married Melinda Hutchison (20) on December 28, 1974 according to Lamar County marriage records.
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Mattie Estelle Goin was married to Donald Royce Cravens June 10, 1971, according to Lamar County Marriage Book 54, page 658.
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Paul Goin, Jr. was born in Lamar County July 26, 1921, according to BVS File No. 42399.
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Rosella Akard Goin died December 24, 1992 according to Lamar County death records.
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Anthony W. Going (22) married Lisa A. Blevins (20) on December 6, 1985 according to Marriage Book 139.
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Phracilla Going married Samuel Cardwell November 1, 1868 according to Lamar County Marriage Book 4, page 193.
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Virgil Aaron Going was married to Neva Nell Payne May 27, 1956, according to Lamar County Marriage book 50, page 185. They were residents of Lamar County in 1957 and 1958. Neva Nell Payne Going, “a mentally ill person,” was committed to the state hospital at Terrell County, Texas November 9, 1966 on the petition of Mrs. Frances Payne, assumed to be her mother, according to Kaufman County, Texas Lunacy Book 16, page 445.

Children born to Virgil Aaron Going and Neva Nell Going include:

Vanessa Beth Going born February 24, 1957
Virgil Aaron Going, Jr. born July 18, 1958
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Earl Goins died September 06, 1977 according to Lamar County death records.
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Frank Goins died April 03, 1981 according to Lamar County death records.
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Levi Goins was married to Mrs. Wharton March 5, 1843 in Lamar County, according to “Early Marriage Records of Texas, 1824-1846.”
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Louise Goins died January 23, 1938 in Lamar County, according to BVS File 3602.
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Robert D. Goins, 42 was married to Linda C. Huffman, 36 June 6, 1985 according to Lamar County Marriage Book 139. Children born to Robert D. Goins and Linda C. Huffman Goins are unknown.
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Billy Ray Gowan died July 25, 1992 according to Mclennan County death records.
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George W. Gowan was married to Sallie Smith July 2, 1893 according to Lamar County Marriage Book 13, page 372. Children born to George W. Gowan and Sallie Smith Gowan are unknown.
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John B. Gowan was born in Tennessee in April 1871, according to his enumeration in the 1900 census. He was married about 1897 to Ada Bailey who was born in March 1880 in Alabama.

In 1900, John B. Gowan was a deputy sheriff at Deport. He was enumerated in the 1900 census of Lamar County, Enumeration District 86, page 16, precinct 3 as the head of a household consisting of:

“Gowan, John B. 29, born in TN in April 1871
Ada 20, born in AL in March 1880
Ida 2, born in TX in July 1898
Odes 6 /12, born in TX in February, 1900”

About 1902, John B. Gowan stole a horse, according to descendants and fled to Indian Territory to avoid prosecution. He abandoned Ada Bailey Gowan and her babies, and they never heard from him again. Legend is that John B. Gowan married a Choctaw woman and remained in Indian Territory. Ada Bailey Gowan was remarried to G. C. Hoover April 4, 1909, according to Lamar County Marriage Book 21, page 65.

Children born to John B. Gowan and Ada Bailey Gowan include:

Ida Gowan born in July 1898
Otis James Gowan born in February 1900

Ida Gowan, daughter of John B. Gowan and Ada Bailey Gowan, was born in July 1898. She appeared as a two-year-old in the 1900 census enumeration of her father’s household.

Otis James Gowan, son of John B. Gowan and Ada Bailey Gowan, was born in February 1900 in Lamar County. He appeared at age six months in the 1900 census enumeration of his parents’ household. He was married to Mary B. Welchel, a native of Tennessee, about 1924 in Lamar County, Texas. He farmed in Red River and Lamar Counties until 1927 when they moved to Ft. Worth and lived at 2217 North Main Street, according to the 1927 city directory.

In 1933-34 they lived at 3300 Clinton Avenue. In 1935 he was a laborer at Ft. Worth Stockyards and lived at Brookside Acres. They continued to live there until 1942 when they moved to 408 Palmetto. In that year he was listed as a driver for Ft. Worth Stockyards. In 1943 and 1947 he continued with the firm.

In 1960, 1961 and 1962 Mary B. Welchel Gowan was listed as a cafeteria worker at Castleberry School, according to the city directory.

From 1963 through 1967 Otis James Gowan was listed as a watchman for Allied Mills, according to the Ft. Worth city directory. He and Mary B. Welchel Gowan lived at 408 Palmetto Drive from 1963 to 1973, according to the city directory. From 1968 through 1973 Otis James Gowan was a watchman for Mutual Savings & Loan Association, according to the city directory.

Otis James Gowan and Mary B. Welchel Gowan received a warranty deed from W. J. Bailey July 23, 1942, to a lot in Brookside Addition, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 1519, page 163.

Otis James Gowan and Mary B. Welchel Gowan were interviewed at their residence at 408 Palmetto, Ft. Worth in February 1973 by Arlee Claud Gowen. He died in August 1975. Mary B. Welchel Gowan later remarried, husband’s name Plant.

Children born to Otis James Gowan and Mary B. Welchel Gowan include:

Jerel Deen Gowan born April 26, 1926
Hazel Louise Gowan born April 29, 1929 Donnie Ray Gowan born May 2, 1945

Jerel Deen Gowan, first child of Otis James Gowan and Mary B. Welchel Gowan, was born April 6, 1926, at Detroit, TX according to Lamar County Birth Book 12, page 212. In 1943, Jerel Dean Gowan was employed by Montgomery Ward & Company and lived at 408 Palmetto, Ft. Worth, the address of his parents, according to the city directory.

Jerel Deen Gowan was married to Betty M. Russell April 15, 1946, according to Tarrant County Marriage Book 94, page 401. On December 12, 1947 they received a warranty deed to property in Tarrant County from H.S. Russell, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 1962, page 361. Betty M. Russell Gowan appeared as office secretary at Life Insurance Company of America, living at 413 Page according to the 1947 city directory of Ft. Worth.

In 1949 Jerel Deen Gowan was an assembler for Hobbs Manufacturing Company living at 529 Beddell, according to the Ft. Worth city directory. In 1959 he was employed by Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation and lived at 4512 Lawrence Road. On January 6, 1950 Jerel Deen Gowan and Betty M. Russell Gowan gave a warranty deed to property in Tarrant County to Robert Hall, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 2152, page 60. On June 28, 1950, he was remarried to Mrs. Melbe Ruth Davis, according to Parker County, Texas Marriage Book 27, page 531.

On October 17, 1950 Jerel Deen Gowan and Betty M. Russell Gowan received a warranty deed from H.S. Russell, according to the Tarrant County Deed Book 2247, page 221.

In 1952, Betty M. Russell Gowan was a stenographer for Davis, Spurlock, and Schattmann, living at 1109 College Avenue, No. 2, according to the Ft. Worth city directory.

On June 24, 1953, Jerel Deen Gowan was married to Mrs. Darlene Isabell Lassman, according to Tarrant County Marriage Book 111, page 228. In that year he was listed as a welder employed at Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation and living at 356 Nursery Lane, according to the Ft. Worth city directory. Darlene Isabell Lassman Gowan was listed as a checker at Wehring Super Market in the 1958 Ft. Worth city directory.

Apparently Jerel Deen Gowan received his third divorce about 1954. On August 7, 1964 Jerel Deen Gowan was remarried to Darlene Isabell Lassman Gowan, according to Tarrant County Marriage Book 135, page 63.

In the 1964 and 1965 editions of the Ft.Worth city directory he was listed as a bartender living with his parents at 408 Palmetto Drive.

On May 12, 1967 “Darlene Isabell Gowan, a single woman” received a warranty deed from Jerel Deen Gowan, “a single man, formerly the husband of Darlene Isabell Gowan,” to Lot 2, Block 2, Doss Addition to Ft. Worth, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 4401, page 900. On August 25, 1967 Darlene Isabell Lassman Gowan was married to Clyde Harding Wanberg, according to Tarrant County Marriage Book 144, page 26.

Jerel Deen Gowan was married for the fifth time in 1967, wife’s name Bessie. Jerel Deen Gowan and Bessie Gowan received a warranty deed from Vernon R. Tinsley November 9, 1967 to Lot 31, Block 75 Browning Heights, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 4484, page 367.

From 1968 through 1973 Jerel Deen Gowan was listed as a welder living at 4909 Ira, according to the Ft. Worth city directory. Bessie Gowan, was listed in the 1973 directory at the same address as an instructor at Broadway Pre-School Nursery.

Children born to Jerel Deen Gowan and Betty M. Russell Gowan include:

Cheryl Marie Gowan born August 10, 1948

Cheryl Marie Gowan, first child of Jerel Deen Gowan, was born August 10, 1948 in Tarrant County, TX according to BVS File 101145. In 1965 she was listed as a helper at Sherron’s Drive-Inn, living at 121 Berkshire Lane, according to the Ft. Worth city directory. In 1971 she was living at 3200 Hamilton, Apartment 219, according to the city directory. Cheryl Marie Gowan was married to Beecher Noah Washburn, Jr. by a military chaplain March 13, 1971, according to Palo Pinto County Marriage Book 19, page 13.

Hazel Louise Gowan, second child of Otis James Gowan and Mary B. Welchel Gowan, was born April 12, 1929 at Blossom, Texas, according to Lamar County Birth Book 5, page 288.

Hazel Louise Gowan was married to Paul Ray Geer September 21, 1946, according to Parker County, TX Marriage Book 24, page 54. Hazel Louise Gowan Geer was remarried to Tommy Langhum. In 1973 they were living in Ft. Worth.

Donnie Ray Gowan, third child of Otis James Gowan and Mary B. Welchel Gowan, was born May 2, 1945 at Ft. Worth, according to BVS File 57993. From 1963 through 1968, he was listed as a painter for Nu-Way Trailer Manufacturing Company living in his parents home at 408 Palmetto Drive, according to the city directory.

On July 13, 1965 he received a warranty deed from Federal Housing Commissioner to Lot 6, Block G, Arlington Heights Addition of Ft. Worth, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 4090, page 174. On August 31, 1965 he was married to Nancy Hogan, according to Tarrant County Marriage Book 138, page 37.

On October 26, 1965 he gave an affidavit to the public to cover the embarrassment of the Federal Housing Administration stating that although he was a single man and a minor at the time he contracted with the Federal Housing Administration, he would honor the agreement. The affidavit was filed in Tarrant County Deed Book 4134, page 111.

Donnie Ray Gowan and Nancy Hogan Gowan were divorced about 1967. They were remarried August 30, 1968, according to Tarrant County Marriage Book 147, page 431. Later the couple was again divorced.

On June 27, 1970 Donnie Ray Gowan was married to Linda Armstrong. In 1970 and 1971 Donnie Ray Gowan was employed by Bell Helicopter, according to the Ft. Worth city directory. In February 1973 Donnie Ray Gowan and Linda Armstrong Gowan were living at 700 East Glendale, Crowley.

Children born to Donnie Ray Gowan and Nancy Hogan Gowan include:

Michael Dewayne Gowan born about 1967

Michael Dewayne Gowan, son of Donnie Ray Gowan and Nancy Hogan Gowan was born about 1967, probably in Ft. Worth.
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Gowan [or Guyan] Foster, fifth son of James Foster and Ida Killebrew Foster, was born June 23, 1910 at Thomastown, Mississippi in Leake County. He was enumerated at age 10 as “Guyan Foster” in the household of his step-father, Tilman J. Addy and Ida Killebrew Foster Addy in the 1920 census of Lamar County. He was married to Annie Lee Horde who was born November 13, 1913, according to Wanda Lou Foster of Paris, Texas. Gowan Foster became a 32nd degree Master Mason November 17, 1953 while a member of Cedar Grove Lodge No. 403.

Gowan Foster died May 11, 1990 in Shreveport, Louisiana and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Lamar County. She died in Shreveport September 14, 1998 at the age of 84 and was buried beside her husband.
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Essie Mae Gowen died March 6, 1981 according to Lamar County death records.
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Glenn A. Gowen died November 9, 1987 according to Lamar County death records.
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Jess Eugene Gowen died April 9, 1982 according to Lamar County death records.
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Bertie Gowens was married September 25, 1879 to R. D. Turpin, according to Lamar County marriage records.
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Evelon Gowin, the daughter of J. B. Gowin and Mary Phoppel Gowin, was born March 2, 1940, according to Lamar County Birth Book 13, page 67.
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Tennesse Josephine Gowin died August 22, 1992 according to Mclennan County death records.
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Hattie Gowins was married to Charles Bowers October 10, 1899, according to Lamar County Marriage Book 17, page 90.
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Mary Gowins was married to B. B. Morgan March 7, 1895 according to Lamar County Marriage Book 14, page 433.
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Virginia Darlene Gowins was married to John Kosher Duke September 1, 1956, according to Lamar County Marriage Book 49, page 539.
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Mildred C. Gowins was born May 26, 1926 at Windom, Texas. She was married April 20, 1974 at Albuquerque, New Mexico to LeRoy Crubbe, according to Bernalillo County Marriage Book 56, page 96626. He was born March 23, 1908 at Lawton, Oklahoma. They showed their address at 6121 Osuna Road NE, Albuquerque.
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Susan Goynes was enumerated in Lamar County, Enumeration District 77 in the 1880 census as follows:

“Goynes, Susan 28, white female, born in TX
E. B. 9, daughter, born in TX
Jessie 7, daughter, born in TX
William 5, son, born in TX
Cathran 2, daughter, born in TX
and 2 others not registered.”
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Arnold Gowan Sullivan, white, who was born September 10, 1892 in Lamar County was registered for the World War I draft in Ward County, TX.

LAMB COUNTY, TEXAS

Carl Wylie Goen was born in Lamb County November 16, 1948, according to BVS File 143764. He was married to Shirley Kay Butler May 27, 1967, according to Lamb County Marriage Book, page 32. Of Carl Wylie Goen and Shirley Kay Butler Goen nothing more is known.
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Claude E. Goen died December 20, 1970 according to Lamb County death records.
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Dena Lynn Goen was born in Lamb County July 9, 1960, according to BVS File 124803.
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Donald Gene Goen was born in Lamb County June 27, 1950, according to BVS File 80567. He was married to Mrs. Geraldine Reasoner February 14, 1970 according to Lubbock County, Texas Marriage Book 42, page 135. Of Donald Gene Goen and Geraldine Reasoner Goen nothing more is known.
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Ernie D. Goen (20) married Teresa L. Thompson (18) on November 4, 1978 according to Lamb County marriage records.
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James R. Goen (20) married Cynthia D. Willingham (18) on November 28, 1975 according to Lamb County marriage records.
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Jerry Wayne Goen was married to Barbara Ann Franklin May 27, 1967, according to Lamb County Marriage Book 14, page 34. Of Barbara Ann Franklin Goen nothing more is known.

In 1968 and 1969 Jerry Wayne Goen was listed as a bricklayer employed by F. Wright Company, living at 1107-A 41st Street, Lubbock, Texas, according to the city directory. He was mar­ried to Linda Carol Holden September 15, 1971, according to Hockley County Marriage Book 8, page 334. Of Jerry Wayne Goen and Linda Carol Holden Goen nothing more is known.
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Kimberly Dee Ann Goen was born in Lamn County October 15, 1963, according to BVS File 186315.
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Terry L. Goen (20) married Patricia A. Hukill (20) on July 15, 1978 according to Lamb County marriage records.
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Miss Willie Goen was married to William M. Sammon Decem­ber 13, 1925, according to Lamb County Marriage Book 1, page 99.
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Miss Grace Gowan was married to Harold Robinson October 9, 1927, according to Lamb County Marriage Book 1, page 194.
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Rick Douglas Gowens was born in Lamb County December 17, 1954, according to BVS File 228557.
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Bernie Keith Goyne (19) married Brenda Kay Johnson (15) on August 27, 1966 according to Lamb County marriage records.
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Billie Sue Goyne was born April 25, 1933 in Lamb County, Texas, according to BVS File 31360. Billie Sue Goyne was married to Wilbur L. Galloway September 26, 1948, according to Hale County, Texas Marriage Book 11, page 11.
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Iva Dell Goyne was born in Lamb County April 24, 1939, ac­cording to BVS File 33576. She was married July 14, 1956 to Kenneth Dean Harper, according to Hale County, TX Mar­riage Book 13, page 4.
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Royce Neil Goyne died August 17, 1986 according to Lubbock County death records.
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Sarah S. Goyne died March 01, 1976 according to Lamb County death records.

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