Texas – Navarro County

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NAVARRO COUNTY, TEXAS

John Goen, “free colored male” was married to America Patterson, “free colored female” March 31, 1874, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 2, page 178.
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Dianne LaJuan Goin age 19, was married to Curtis DeWayne Lewis, age 20 April 18, 1970, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 40, page 549.
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Mrs. Frankie Goin, daughter of Bar. Crafford, died at Pursley, Texas September 24, 1924 and was buried at Pursley Cemetery, according to Navarro County Death Book 4, page 59. She was listed as white, female, married who “died suddenly of cause unknown.”
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G. H. Goin, white, and his wife M. A. Goin, were the parents of twin sons born November 24, 1903 at Corsicana, according to Navarro County Birth Book 1, page 67.
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J. N. Goin was married to May J. Smith December 20, 1869, according to Navarro County Marriage Book A, page 305. Of J. N. Goin and May J. Smith Goin and descendants nothing more is known.
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Jess Goin was married to Effie Fae Parteet, daughter of Edward Parteet and Clara Mae Taylor Parteet. She was born June 13, 1918. “Jess Goins, retired” and his wife, Effie F. Goins, lived at 2124 West 13th Avenue, according to the 1969 Corsicana city directory. She died of acute coronary thrombosis June 12, 1970, according to Navarro County Death Book 15, page 340. She was buried in Frost Cemetery, according to Jess Goin, her husband, informant.
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Linda Gayle Goin was born in Navarro County May 13, 1947, according to BVS File 63745.
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Dora Goines, negress, was born in Texas in 1889 of parents unknown. She died at Kerens, Texas August 22, 1915 of heart failure at age 26, according to Navarro County Death Book 3, page 16. She was buried in Samaria Cemetery.
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Floyd Goines, white male, was born August 21, 1893 in Mississippi. He was the son of “J. P. Goins and Fannie Crawford Goins,” both natives of Mississippi. Floyd Goines was married to Maude Simmons May 20, 1912, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 19, page 334. In 1915 and 1917 they lived at Kerens, Texas where he was a farmer.

Floyd Goines, a cotton ginner, died August 11, 1946 at Kerens of a coronary thrombosis, according to Navarro County Death Book 9, page 146. He was buried in Kerens Cemetery, according to C. H. Crawford, Kerens, Texas informant.

Children born to Floyd Goines and Maude Simmons Goines include:

[child] born April 19, 1912
Roy L. Goines born April 1, 1914
Clifton Horace Goines born August 29, 1915
Elsie Ruth Goines born April 27, 1917

A child, name unknown, was born to Floyd Goines and Maude Simmons Goines April 19, 1912.

Roy L. Goines, son of Floyd Goines and Maude Simmons Goines, was born April 1, 1914 in Kerens. He was married about 1937, wife’s name Ruby C. In 1950 he went to work for St. Louis Southwestern Railroad and retired in 1978 as a signal maintainer. They moved to Athens, Texas in 1956. In January 1996 he entered a nursing home in Plainview, Texas. He died there in March 1996.

He was survived by his wife of Plainview, his son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Kristie Goines of Plainview, his brother, Clifton Horace Goines of Kerens, his sister Elsie Ruth Goines of Kerens and one granddaughter, according to his obituary published in the March 8, 1996 edition of “Tyler [Texas] Morning Telegraph.”

Children born to Roy L. Goines and Ruby C. Goines include:

Jerry Goines born about 1940

Clifton Horace Goines, third known child of Floyd Goines and Maude Simmons Goines, was born at Kerens August 29, 1915, according to Navarro County Birth Book 3, page 137. He was married to Miss Hazel Estelle Hale October 20, 1938, according to Smith County, Texas Marriage Book 36, page 518. She was born at Kemp, Texas in 1920. In 1940 they lived at Kerens where he was employed as a laborer for Texas Power and Light Company. They continued in that location in 1946 and in 1996.

Hazel Estelle Hale Goines was an employee of Texas Miller Products in 1969. Clifton Horace Goines was an oilfield employee in 1946.

Children born to Clifton Horace Goines and Hazel Estelle Hale Goines include:

Rita Anzanette Goines born February 21, 1940
Patsy Ruth Goines born July 29, 1942
Clifton Ray Goines, [twin] born July 15, 1946
Carol Fay Goines, [twin] born July 15, 1946

Rita Anzanette Goines, first child of Clifton Horace Goins and Hazel Estelle Hale Goines, was born February 21, 1940 at Kerens, according to Navarro County Birth Book 10, page 412. In 1956 she was a clerk for Kress and Company, Corsicana.

Patsy Ruth Goines, second child of Clifton Horace Goines and Hazel Estelle Hale Goines was born at Kerens, Texas July 29, 1942, according to Navarro County Birth Book 12, page 508.

Clifton Ray Goines, twin son and third child of Clifton Horace Goines and Hazel Estelle Hale Goines, was born June 15, 1946, at Kerens, according to Navarro County Birth Book 40, page 438. He was married to Carolyn Jane McCulloch, age 20, August 16, 1969, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 40, page 103. Of Clifton Ray Goines and Carolyn Jane McCulloch Goines nothing more is known.

Carol Faye Goines, twin daughter and fourth child of Clifton Horace Goines and Hazel Estelle Hale Goines, was born June 15, 1946, according to Navarro County Birth Book 38, page 438. and according to BVS File 64275. She was married September 7, 1965 to Wilson Norwood Warner, Jr., age 20, who resided at 1501 West Lovers Lane, Arlington, Texas, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 38, page 338.

Elsie Ruth Goines, daughter of Floyd Goines and Maude Simmons Goines, was born April 27, 1917 at Kerens, according to Navarro County Birth Book 3, page 157. In 1974 she lived on Bazette Road at Kerens, according to the telephone directory. She continued there in 1996.
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Leonard Ewell Goines was born August 10, 1912 at Kerens of parents unknown. “L. E. Goines” was married to Ollie Faye Weaver in 1938, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 30, page 296. He enlisted in the U. S. Navy at Tyler, Texas October 9, 1944 and was stationed at San Diego, California during World War II. He was discharged as a fireman second class October 21, 1944, according to Van Zandt County Dis­charge Book 5, page 15.

On December 30, 1952 he was married to Berna Dean Glasgow, ac­cording to Van Zandt County Marriage Book 19, page 134. “L. E. Goines” lived at 918 N. Martin, Malakoff, Texas in 1974, according to the telephone directory. Of Leonard Ewell Goines, Ollie Faye Weaver Goines and Berna Dean Glasgow Goines nothing more is known.
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Helen Goings boarded at 105 North 7th Street, according to the 1922 city directory of Corsicana.
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Ada Goins died August 6, 1908 in Navarro County, according to BVS File No. 45642. Ada Goins died at the State Orphans Home at the age of three years, two months of gastro enteritis and measles, according to Navarro County Death Book 2, page 4.
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Andra M. Goins, born about 1866, was married to Cala May Bradley. A daughter born to Andra M. Goins and Cala May Bradley Goins was Bessie Goins, born November 1, 1896. On June 15, 1912 she was married to Jesse Thomas Fread, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 19, page 366. In 1968 Bessie Goins Fread lived in Corsicana.
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Artense Goins, negress was married to John Hall July 26, 1916, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 21, page 600.
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Artis Goins, retired, and his wife Ruth Goins lived at 3200 Highway 22, according to the 1969 Corsicana city directory.
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Berta Goins died March 19, 1925 in Navarro County, accord­ing to BVS File No. 11419.
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Ernest Goins was an employee of Withrow Furniture from 1960 through 1964 and lived at 621 North Main Street, according to the city directory of Corsicana.
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Mrs. Fannie Goins, negress, was a domestic living at 305 North 4th Street in 1922, according to the Corsicana city directory.
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Irene Prewitt Goins died October 3, 1981 according to Navarro County death records.
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Lena Panzie Goins died December 11, 1955 in Navarro County, according to BVS File No 63043.
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Lilliam Goins was born September 19, 1903 in Navarro County, according to BVS File No. 313738.
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Mary Ruth Goins died May 20, 1947 in Navarro County, according to BVS File No. 83411.
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Osker Goins, white male, was enumerated in the 1880 Soundex census of Navarro County with his step-son Matthew Albritton as the head of an all white household. The records may be found in Precinct 3, Volume 25, Sheet 46, Enumeration District 130, Line 28.
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Shirley Daniel Goins died September 27, 1991 according to Navarro County death records.
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Wilbert Goins, negro was married to Mary Pittman October 13, 1917, according to Navarro County Marriage Book, 22, page 456.
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Wilbur Goins, negro, was married to Pearline Jackson November 25, 1921, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 24, page 305.
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Leora Gooen was married to H. W. Cherry May 6, 1906, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 16, page 118.
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Richard Dudly Goun was born August 15 1933 in Navarro County, according to BVS File No. 124106.
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A negro male Gowan infant died September 17, 1905 of gastroenteritis, according to Navarro County Death Book 1, page 96.
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Alleen Gowan died February 21, 1923 in Navarro County, according to BVS File No. 6105.
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B. H. Gowan, a student, was listed in the 1960 city directory of Corsicana, living at 410 5th Avenue
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Mrs. Bethina Gowan, the widow of Tolmes Gowan, an employee of Corsicana Laundry & Cleaners, lived at 815 East First Avenue in 1950 and 1960, according to the Corsicana city directory. In 1965 she lived at 1408 East Collins.

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Bill Gowan lived at 1600 Ferguson Avenue, Kerens, in May 1972, according to the telephone directory.

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Clara Gowan was married to Earl L. Davis November 15, 1923, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 25, page 564.
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Clara Ford Gowan died August 17 1966 according to Navarro County death records.
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Miss Dicie Gowan, Negress, was married to Dave Brown January 15, 1898, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 10, page 393. “Dicey Gowan,” Negress was married to Eli McGuinn April 1, 1902, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 13, page 392.
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Dorothy Gowan was married to Ernest Hardeman August 9, 1936, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 30, page 600.
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Edward William Gowan died June 26, 1989 according to Navarro County death records.
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Floyd Gowan, negro, was married to Mariah Stevenson November 21, 1922, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 25, page 177. Floyd Gowans appeared in the Corsicana city directory as a laborer for Lewis Tidd Garage, living at 609 East 13th Avenue. Mariah Stevenson Gowan appeared in the 1928 and 1931 edition of the city directory as a cook living at 609 East 13th Avenue.

“Floyd Gowans,” assumed to be Floyd Gowan, above, was the father of an infant born in Navarro County July 28, 1923, according to BVS File No. 41794.
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Hattie Beatrice Gowan was born December 7, 1938 in Navarro County, according to BVS File No. 111726.
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James A. Gowan was enumerated in the 1880 Texas census of Navarro County in Volume 25, Sheet 46, Enumeration District 138, Line 46, Precinct 1.

“Gowan, James A. 53, born in MS
Lois E. 25, born in TX, wife
Richard H. 8, born in TX, son”
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Jesse Gowan, negro, was married to Mrs. Vina Jackson July 15, 1905. according to Navarro County Marriage Book 15, page 269. A daughter was born to them November 28, 1928, according to Navarro County Birth Book 50, page 489. Of Jesse Gowan and Vina Jackson Gowan and descendants nothing more is known.
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Jessie Gowan was married to Viola Daniel December 17, 1925, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 27, page 89. Of Jessie Gowan and Viola Daniel Gowan and descendants nothing more is known.
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Julia Thedia Gowan died August 23, 1997 according to Navarro County death records.
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Mrs. Kathryn Gowan was married to Roy A. Boggs July 11, 1942, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 33, page 32.
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Lawrence W. Gowan, driver for Holman & Mowlan Coal & Wood, was listed in the 1936 city directory of Corsicana, Texas.
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Miss Loula Gowan was married to John D. Evans July 2, 1904, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 15, page 1. Of John D. Evans and Loula Gowan Evans nothing more is known.
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Marion Elizabeth Gowan died July 5, 1994 according to Navarro County death records.
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Miss May Nell Gowan was married to Orbin C. Vest June 28, 1942, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 33, page 22. Of Orbin C. Vest and May Nell Gowan Vest, nothing more is known.
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Mrs. Margie V. Gowan, a ticketman at Deluxe Bus Station, lived at 1204 West 11 Street, according to the 1947 city directory of Corsicana.
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Mary Gowan, negro, was married to Glen Ellison November 1, 1922, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 25, page 175.
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Nathaniel Gowan, a negro, was married to Maud Calhoun September 22, 1906, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 16, page 220.
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R.T. Gowan died July 9, 1998 according to Navarro County death records.
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Raymon Lee Gowan died August 16, 1985 according to Navarro County death records.
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Miss Roberta Gowan, negress, was married to Wesley Hawkins December 8, 1900, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 12, page 284.
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Rose Mary Gowan was born February 15, 1956 in Navarro County, according to BVS File 119540.
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Samuel Gowan, head of one of two negro families enumerated in the 1880 census of Navarro County, Enumeration District 137, page 15, precint 5, was born in 1831 in South Carolina, according to his enumeration. Both of these families had emigrated to Texas from Mississippi about 1873. It is believed that these negroes were former slaves of the white Gowans who accompanied them in their move to Texas.

Samuel Gowan was married about 1872 to Sarah Wylie Clemons, who was born in Hinds County, Mississippi in 1855. They were inumerated in the 1880 census as:

“Gowan, Samuel 49, born in South Carolina, negro
Sarah 25, born in Mississippi, wife
Henry 7, born in Mississippi, son
William 5, born in Texas, son
James 4, born in Texas, son
Anna 1, born in Texas, daughter”

The family of Samuel Gowan reappeared in the 1900 census of Navarro County, Enumeration District 94, page 10, as:

Gowan, Samuel 69, born in Mississippi in April 1931
Sarah 49, born in Texas in 1851
Johnny 19, born in Texas in March 1881
Anna 17, born in Texas in September 1882
Rosa 14, born in Texas in April 1886
Frank 8, born in Texas in May 1892
Lewis 7, born in Texas in April 1893
Lula 5, born in Texas in September
Walter 4, born in Texas in September 1895 ”

“Sam Gowan” died March 16, 1920 in Navarro County, according to BVS File No. 11607. Children born to Samuel Gowan and Sarah Wylie Clemons Gowan include:

Henry C. Gowan born in 1873
William Gowan born in 1885
James Gowan born in 1876
Anna Gowan born in 1879
Johnny Gowan born in 1881
Anna Gowan born in September 1882
Rosa Gowan born in April 1886
Frank Gowan born in May 1892
Lewis Gowan born in April 1893
Lula Gowan born in September 1894
Walter Gowan born in September 1895

Henry C. Gowan, son of Samuel Gowan and Sarah Wylie Clemons Gowan, was born in 1873 in Mississippi. He appeared in the 1880 census in his father’s household as a seven-year-old in Navarro County. He married December 21, 1893 to Bettie Fairfax, negro, according to Ellis County, Texas Marriage Book G, page 637. Henry C, Gowan died May 18, 1933 in Navarro County, Texas, according to BVS File 24442. Children born to Henry C. Gowan and Bettie Fairfax Gowan are unknon.

William Gowans, son of Samuel Gowan and Sarah Wylie Clemons Gowan, was born in 1775 in Texas, probably Navarro County. He was married to Ella Melissa Hutson Brown Moore October 17, 1908, according to Navarro County Marriage Book page, 446. Ella Melissa Hutson Brown Moore Gowans was born at Bryan, Texas.

They were the parents of a son born in 1919 in Ellis County, Texas, according to Ellis County birth records. They were also the parents of a child born in 1926 in Ellis County. In 1921 they lived at Alms, Texas in Navarro County.

“William Gowans and Ella Melissa Hutson Moore Gowans” and their four children were living at 416 North Bunert, according to the city directory of Corsicana.

William Gowans and Ella Melissa Hutson Brown Moore Gowans lived at 213 North Irene, Corsicana from 1956 through 1969, according to the city directory.

Children born to William Gowans and Ella Melissa Hutson Brown Moore Gowans include:

[son] born December 18, 1909
Lonnie Gowans born December 19, 1910
[son] born January 31, 1919
Clarence Gowans born June 8, 1921
[child] born November 27, 1926

William Gowans and Ella Melissa Hutson Brown Moore Gowans were the parents of a son born December 18, 1909 at Emhouse Texas, according to Navarro County Birth Book 3, page 44.

Lonnie Gowans, son of William Gowans and Ella Melissa Hutson Brown Moore Gowans, was born December 19, 1910. He was married to Arry Mitchell January 10, 1932, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 29, page 234. Of Arrly Mitchell Gowans nothing more is known.

Lonnie Gowans, a divorced farmer, died December 11, 1941 of pneumonia at age 30 and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, according to Navrro County Death Book 7, page 289. Willia Biggins, Corsicana, was the informant.

A son was born to William Gowans and Ella Melissa Hutson Brown Moore Gowans January 31, 1919, according to Ellis County, Texas birth records.

Clarence Gowans, son of William Gowans and Ella Melissa Hutson Brown Moore Gowans, was born June 8, 1921 at Alms, Texas. He lived at 416 North Bunert, according to the 1936 city directory of Corsicana with his parents.

He enlisted October 17, 1942 in the U. S. Army and served in the Quartemaster Corps in the Rome, Arno and Southern France campains in World War II. He was discharged October 8, 1945 and returned to his home at Rt. 5, Corsicana, according to Navarro County Discharge Book 3, page 346 and 308.

Clarence Gowans was married to Mattie Walker July, 1947, according to Dallas County Marriage Book 98, page 192. Of Mattie Walker Gowans nothing more is known. Clarence Gowans, retired, lived at 2418 Peabody Avenue, Dallas, according to the 1972 telephone directory and city directory.

James Gowan, son of Samuel Gowan and Sarah Wylie Clemons Gowan, was born in Texas in 1876. He married about 1900, wife’s name Bertie. She was born at Palmer, Texas in Navarro County. In 1906 they lived in Dallas, Texas. It is believed that James Gowan died about 1915, probably in Dallas County, Texas. “Birtie Gowan was remarried to Joll W. Jones June 28, 1916, according to” Dallas County Marriage Book 21. page 225. “Birdie Gowan died May 24, 1959 in Henderson County, Texas, according to BVS File 27338.

Children born to James Gowan and Birdie Gowan include:

James Gowan, Jr. born November 24, 1900.
[daughter] born January 11, 1906

James Gowan, Jr., son of James Gowan and Bertie Gowan, was born November 24, 1900. About 1925 he was married to Ethel Gindratt. James Gowan, Jr. died of poliomylitis October 9, 1942 at Farris, Texas,in Ellis County, according to BVS files” “Mrs. Junior Gowan” died April 16, 1946 in Navarro County according to BVS File 19115.

Children born to James Gowan, Jr. and Ethel Gindratt Gowan include:

Morris Gowan born April 13, 1928
R. D. Gowan, Jr. born June 19, 1930

Morris Gowan, son of James Gowan, Jr. and Ethel Gindratt Gowan, was born in Ellis County, Texas April 13. 1928, Morris Gowan was married to Burnadine Jones August 30, 1954, according to Dallas County Marriage Book 126, page 31. He was later married to Betty L. Fagan on February 25, 1967 and again September 9, 1968, both ceremonies in Dallas County, Texas.

Morris Gowan was listed at 913 Fernwood in the 1972 Dallas telephone directory. In the city directory for that year he was listed as “Morris Gowans,” a maintenanceman for Cumberland Homes. His wife was listed as “Betty Gowans.” Children born to Morris Gowan, Burnadine Jones Gowan and Betty L. Fegan Gowan are unknown.
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Mrs. Symonthia Gowan [Goun?], was married to Joe Howard July 10, 1920, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 24, page 166. No return was received by the county clerk.
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Thomas Gowan, a soldier in the U. S. Army, and his wife, Hope Gowan, listed their home address at 105 West First Avenue, Corsicana, according to 1956 city directory.
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William Meredith Gowan died November 7, 1969 according to Navarro County death records.
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Catherine Gowans was married to James Mitchell September 10,1932, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 29, page 333.
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Cordelia Gowans was married to Osby Walker March 15, 1937, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 31, page 103.
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Josephine Gowans, negro, was married to Julius Johnson in 1945, according to Navarro County Marriage Book, page 65.
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R. D. Gowans, Jr., son of James Gowan, Jr. and Ethel Gindratt Gowan, was born in Ellis County, Texas June 19, 1930. R. D. Gowans was married to Dorothy Mae Nichols July 22, 1950, according to Dallas County, Texas Marriage Book 110, page 526. Nothing more is known of Dorthy Mae Nichols Gowans.

R. D. Gowans was married to Carrie Caroline Hamilton June 21, 1956, according to Dallas County Marriage Book 133, page 50. Nothing more is known of Carrie Caroline Hamilton Gowans.

R. D. Gowans was married to Loda Jean Willians February 25, 1961, according to Dallas County Marriage Book 152, page 173. In 1972 Loda Jean Williams Gowans, a clerk, resided at 2710 Cross Street, according to Dallas city directory.

Rodney Darnell Gowans was born in Dallas County December 9, 1960, according to BVS File 244825.
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Anna Gowan, daughter of Samuel Gowan and Sarah Wylie Clemons Gowan, was born September 1882 in Navarro County. She appeared as a 17-year-old in the household of her father in the 1900 census of Navarro County. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Johnny Gowan, son of Samuel Gowan and Sarah Wylie Clemons Gowan, was born in March 1881 in Navarro County. He appeared in his father’s household as a 19-year-old in the 1900 census of Navarro County. He was married about 1901, wife’s name believed to be Ann.

“John Gowan and Ann Gowan, negroes,” were parents of a daughter born October 1, 1904 at Wilmer, Texas, according to Dallas County, Texas Birth Book 2. page 46. The child, a premature baby died on the same day, according to Dallas County Death Book 1, page 185.

In 1910 he was a farmhand living at Lancaster, Texas. On May 24, 1910 he died of pneumonia and jaundice, according to Dallas County Death Book 5, page 11. His name was recorded as “Johnnie Gown” on the death certificate.

Rosa Gowan, daughter of Samuel Gowan and Sarah Wylie Clemons Gowan, was born in April 1886, in Navarro County. She appeared as a 14-year-old in the household of her father in the 1900 census of Navarro County.

Frank Gowan, son of Samuel Gowan and Sarah Wylie Clemons Gowan, was born in Navarro County in May 1892. He appeared in 1900 census as an eight-year-old living in his father’s household in Navarro County. A “Frank Gowans” was married February 9, 1920 to Rena Smith, according to Dallas County Marriage Book 28, page 515. Frank Gowan died June 14, 1936 in Ellis County, Texas, according to BVS File 30228. Children born to Frank Gowan and Rena Smith Gowan are unknown.

Apparently they were divorced. “Rena Smith Gowans” was married March 10, 1931 to Columbus Collins, according to Dallas County Marriage Book 52, page 484.

Lewis Gowan, son of Samuel Gowan and Sarah Wylie Clemons Gowan, was born April 15. 1888. at Blooming Grove, Texas, according to Navarro County Birth Book 1, page 27. However he appeared as a seven-year-old in the household of his father in the 1900 census of Navarro County, Texas.

“Lewis Gowns” obtained a license to marry Mary Barnes December 28, 1912, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 19, page 622. The marriage of Lewis Gowan and Mary Barnes Gowan was recorded January 10, 1913. “Louis Gowns,” negro, and his wife “Mary Gowns” were living at 801 East 15th Avenue, according to the 1915 city directory of Corsicana.

Lewis Gowan was married August 30, 1924 to Mrs. Ruby Washington Richardson, daughter of Henry Washington and Liza Ann Smith Washington who was born March 15, 1894, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 26, page 249. Lewis Gowan, a farmer and Ruby Washington Richardson Gowoan appeared in the 1926 edition of the Corsicana city directory living at 1520 7th Street. They reappeared in the 1931 edition living on East 18th Avenue. In the 1936 and 1938 editions they appeared on East 19th Avenue. In 1941 they lived on South 9th Street. Lewis Gowan and Ruby Washington Richardson Gowan were listed at 309 19th Street in the 1947 city directory and continued there in 1965, according to the directory. Ruby Washington Richardson Gowan died of a heart attack September 19, 1965 at age 71 and was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Corsicana, according to Navarro County Death Book 14, page 44.

Lula Gowan, daughter of Samuel Gowan and Sarah Wylie Clemons Gowan, was born in September 1894. She appeared in the household of her father in the 1900 census of Navarro County as a five-year-old. “Lula Gowan, domestic” was living at 2102 Momroe, Amarillo Texas in 1927, according to the Amarillo city directory.

Walter Gowan, son of Samuel Gowan and Sarah Wylie Clemons Gowan, was born in September 1895 in Navarro County, He appeared as a four-year-old in the household of his father in the 1900 census of Navarro County. “Walter Gowens, negro laborer,” was living at 515 Thompson, according to the 1915 city directory of Corsicana. He appeared as a farmer living at 1106 East 6th Avenue in the 1936 city directory.
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Jesse Gowan, head of the second negro family enumerated in the 1880 census of Navarro Coounty, was born in Texas in 1838. About 1866 he was married, wife’s name Ann, a native of Virginia. From 1867 they lived in Mississippi and migrated to Texas about 1873. Jesse Gowan appeared in the 1880 census of Navarro County, Enumeration District 137, page 15, precinct 5 was the household of:

“Gowan, Jesse 42, born in Texas, mulatto
Ann 34, born in Virginia, wife
John 13, born in Mississippi, son
Richard 8, born in Mississippi, son
Frank 7, born in Texas, son
Moses 5, born in Texas, son
Cora 1, born in Texas, daughter
George 7/12, born in Texas, son”

“Jessey Gowins” died November 4, 1918 in Navarro County, Texas, according to File No. 52037. Ann Gowan was listed in the 1915 city directory of Corsicana as a cook living 1446 West Third Ave.

Children born to Jesse Gowan and Ann Gowan, including adopted children with different spellings, are believed to include:

John W. L. Gowan born February 9, 1970 in Mississippi
Richard Gowan born in 1872 in Mississippi
Frank Gowan born in 1873 in Texas
Moses Gowans born in 1875 in Texas
Cora Gowan born in 1879 in Texas
George Gowan born in 1882 in Texas
Jesse Gowans born in 1890 in Texas

John W. L. Gowan, son of Jesse Gowan and Ann Gowan, was born in Mississippi, probably Hinds County, February 9, 1870, according to his death certificate. He was brought to Navarro County about 1873 by his parents.

John W. L. Gowan was married to Elizabeth W. Painter October 24, 1897, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 10, page 315. Elizabeth W. Painter Gowan was born in May 28, 1880 in Navarro County, the daughter of Gilbert Painter. Gilbert Painter was born in Tennessee and his wife in Navarro County.

John W. L. Gowan, was enumerated in the 1900 census of Navarro County, Euumerattion District96, page 4, precinct 1. The family was listed as:

Gowan, John 32, born in Texas in September 1867
Lizey W. 22, born in Texas
Garfield 2, born, in Texa

Lizzie W. Painter Gowan died July 17, 1940 of typhoid fever in Ellis County, Texas, according to Ellis County Death Book 5, page 243. Her son, James Garfield Gowans was the informant for the death certificate.

In 1945, John W. L. Gowan,was a farmer living at Irving, Texas. He died July 11, 1945 of cardiac decomposition and nephritis, according to Dallas County, Texas Death Book 20, page 126. Clara Bessie Gowans Davis, Irving, was the informant for the death certificate data.

Children born to John W. L. Gowan and Lizzie W. Painter Gowan include:

James Garfield Gowans born in 1898
Clara Bessie Gowans born January 9, 1904

James Garfield Gowans, son of John W. L. Gowan and Lizzie W. Painter Gowan, was born in 1898 at Emhouse, Texas in Navarro County. He and many other members of his generation began to add an “s” to his name to render it as “Gowans.”

He was married to Minnie Sanford August 14, 1917, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 22, page 383. Minnie Sanford Gowans was born in 1901 at Emhouse, Texas. In 1921 and 1925 they lived at Emhouse, and in 1927 they lived at Corsicana, Texas.

James Garfield Gowans died in Tarrant County, Texas April 16, 1944, according to BVS files. Minnie Sanford Gowans was listed in the 1949 city directory of Ft, Worth. Texas living at 510 North Harding. On February 12, 1949, she was remarried to George Butler, according to Tarrant County Marriage Book 101, page 493. George Butler died in 1951, and she was remarried to George Alexander.

Minnie Sanford Gowans Butler Alexander died in May 1969. Her son, James Garfield Gowans, Jr., gave an affidavit to the public September 21, 1973 in which he stated “I am a son of Minnie Alexander who was first married to Garfield Gowans. Five children were born to this union. He died in Tarrant County, Texas in 1947.”

Children born to James Garfield Gowans and Minnie Sanford Gowans include:

[daughter] born December 22, 1919
Fred Gowans born September 24, 1921
Johnnie B. Gowans born about 1923
James Garfield Gowans, Jr. born July 14, 1925
Florence Gowans born about 1926
Sanford Gowans born March 5, 1927

A daughter was born to James Garfield Gowans and Minnie Sanford Gowans December 22, 1919 at Emhouse, Texas, according to Navarro County Birth Book 4, page 43. James Garfield Gowans was listed as the “father of an infant” which died in Navarro County July 5, 1924, according to BVS File No. 2441l6.

Fred Gowans, son of James Garfield Gowans and Minnie Sanford Gowans, was born September 24, 1921 at Emhouse, Texas, according to Navarro County Birth Book 30, page 102. In 1942 he was a farmer at Emhouse, Texas. He was married about 1942 to Marcell Paker. A Fred Gowans lived at 2624 Stuart Drive Ft. Worth, according to the 1972 city directory.

Fred Gowans, laborer, and Marcell Parker Gowans lived at 56 Windmill Avenue, Ft. Worth, Texas, from 1943 to 1946, according to the Ft. Worth City directory. In the 1947 edition Fred Gowans, a pasturizer for Oak Farms Dairy, and Marcell Gowans lived at 200 Swift. He continued at that address in 1950 and was a creamery worker for Leonard’s Department Store from 1950 through 1954. From 1957 Fred Gowans appeared as a janitor for GMAC, Arlington, Texas. Marcell Parker Gowans, “widow of Fred Gowans,” appeared in the Ft. Worth city directory from 1958 through 1962 living at 913 East Stella. She was employed as a maid at 5833 Trigg Drive.

Children born to Fred Gowans and Marcell Parker Gowans include:

Josephine Gowans born August 12, 1942
Alvin Willard Gowans born September 2, 1943

Josephine Gowans, daughter of Fred Gowans and Marcell Parker Gowans, was born August 12, 1942, according to Navarro County Birth Book 31, page 420. She was an operator at Curran’s Laundry and lived with her mother at 913 East Stella in 1962, according to the Ft. Worth citly directory. She was married to Johnny Alfred Denton August 20, 1962, according to Tarrant County, Texas Marriage Book 130, page 147.

Alvin Willard Gowans, son of Fred Gowans and Marcell Parker Gowans, was born September 2, 1947, according to Navarro County Birth Book 66, page 523.

He was married to Barbara Blondell Madkin December 20, 1957, according to Tarrant County Marriage Book 120, page 499. In 1960 he was a deliveryman for S&M Food Market, and Barbara Blondell Madkin Gowans lived at 913 Stella, according to the city directory. Alvin Willard Gowans, a clerk for S&M Food Store, lived at 1813 Lagondo, according to the 1962 city directory. In 1965 he, an employee of General Motors, lived at 3258 Canberra Court, according to the city directory.

Apparently the couple was divorced about 1967. Barbara Blondell Madkin Gowans, A cook at Goodluck Drive-inn, lived at 1813 Lagonda Drive, according to the 1968 city directory of Ft. Worth.

Alvin Willard Gowans was married to Mary L. Penywell September 9, 1968, according to Tarrant County Marriage Book 147, page 488. In 1972 Mary L. Pennywell Gowans, a marker for Leonard’s Department Store, lived at 2874 South Riverside, according to the city directory.

Alvin Willard Gowans lived at 3002 Bismark Drive, Apt 2520, according to the 1973 city directory of Ft. Worth. Of Alvin Willard Gowans and Mary L. Pennywell Gowans and descendants nothing more is known.

Johnny B. Gowans, son of James Garfield Gowans and Minnie Sanford Gowans, was born about 1923, probably in Navarro County. John Gowans, “laborer,” lived with his brother, Fred Gowans at 56 Windmill Avenue, Ft. Worth, Texas in 1942 and 1943, ac­cording to the Ft. Worth city directory. In 1947, he, a dish­washer, accompanied his brother in a move to 200 Swift.

He was married to Mrs. Geraldine Maloy October 15, 1948, accord­ing to Tarrant County Marriage Book 101, page 73. In 1950 Johnnie B. Gowans was listed, according to the Ft. Worth city directory, as a dishwasher at Warren’s Restaurant.

On September 15, 1950 Johnnie B. Gowans and Geraldine Maloy Gowans received a deed to Lot 6, Lincoln Addition, Ft. Worth, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 2236, page 227. In 1952 Geraldine Maloy Gowans, lived at 2713 East LaSalle. She was a janitress employed by Lone Star Gas Company in 1952, 1953 and 1954. From 1955 through 1959 she was listed as a maid at Children’s Clinic living at 3105 East 12th Street.

In 1956 and 1957 Johnny B. Gowans was listed as an equipment sterilizer for Sky Chefs. In 1956 he lived at 913 Stella, the ad­dress given by Fred Gowans and Marcell Gowans. In 1957 his address was shown as 2716 Galvez.

From 1957 through 1959 Johnnie B. Gowans was listed as a plane parker at Amon G. Carter Field living at 3105 East 12th Street. From 1960 through 1973 he was employed as a stockman for Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company, living at 3105 East 12th Street. Geraldine Maloy Gowans was employed by Texas Electric Service Company from 1970 through 1973. She showed her address as 3105 East 12th Street also in the city directory.

James Garfield Gowans, Jr., son of James Garfield Gowans and Minnie Sanford Gowans, was born at Emhouse, Texas July 14, 1925. He was married October 25, 1943 to Odie Jean Parker, age 14, according to Tarrant County, Texas Marriage Book 33, page 344. They were living at Emhouse April 17, 1944 where he was listed as a farmer. It is believed that the couple was later divorced. Odie Jean Parker Gowans lived at 1841 Portland Avenue from 1949 through 1957 and was a maid at El Patio Motor Lodge, according to the Ft. Worth city directory.

James Garfield Gowans, Jr. was listed as a married man when he enlisted in the U. S. Navy May 2, 1944. He was discharged as a seaman second class March 21, 1946, according to Tarrant County Discharge Book 69, page 313, In 1947 he was a helper at the Ft. Worth Quartermaster Depot, living at 200 Swift, according to the Ft. Worth city directory.

James Garfield Gowans, Jr. was married to Eva Nell Butler Febru­ary 2, 1949, according to Tarrant County Marriage Book 101, page 455. In 1950 they lived on North Hampton, according to Ft. Worth city directory. From 1952 through 1973 He lived at 913 East Stella, the address given by Fred Gowans, his brother, and Marcell Gowans.

From 1950 through 1957 Eva Nell Butler Gowans was em­ployed at Natatorium Laundry. In 1964 Eva Nell Butler Gowans was listed as a maid working at 3812 Lafayette Avenue living at 913 East Stella. In 1967 and 1968 she was a shampooer at Vernons Beauty Shop. Her address was shown as 913 East Stella in the city directory, In 1970 she was listed as a baker at Mrs. Baird’s Bakery, living at 2416 Stewart, in an estrangement from James Garfield Gowans, Jr. She continued to live at 2416 Stewart Drive in 1972, according to the telephone directory.

James Garfield Gowans, Jr. and Eva Nell Butler Gowans gave a deed of trust to N. H. Parker and Exie Parker March 9, 1970 to a lot in Ft Worth, according to Tarrant County deed of trust records. In 1951 James Garfield Gowans, Jr. was listed as a truck driver in the Ft. Worth city directory. In 1952, James Garfield Gowans, Jr. was a laborer for Burton Steel Corporation. He continued with that company through 1958, according to the city directory. In 1959 he was employed by Ft. Worth Steel Company and stayed there through 1963. In 1964 he became a porter at Kliff GMC Truck Company and remained there through 1973. In 1965 the firm was known as Nichols-McMillan GMC, Inc. In 1967 the name was changed to General GMC Truck Sales and in 1970 was known as GMC Truck & Coach.

Children born to James Garfield Gowans, Jr. and Odie Jean Parker Gowans include:

Ernestine Gowans born April 7, 1944
[child] born October 9, 1948

Ernestine Gowans, daughter of James Garfield Gowans, Jr. and Odie Jean Parker Gowans, was born at Emhouse, Texas April 7, 1944, according to Navarro County Birth Book 36 page 119.

James Garfield Gowans, Jr. was the father of an infant born October 9, 1948 in Tarrant County, according to BVS File 131858.

Florene Gowans, daughter of James Garfield Gowans and Minnie Sanford Gowans, was born about 1926, probably in Navarro County. In March 1943, Florene Gowans was married to Clopton Pershing, according to Tarrant County Marriage Book 86, page 530. Apparently the marriage did not last because she resumed her maiden name. Florene Gowans was married to Thomas Walker June 14, 1952, according to Tarrant County Marriage Book 108, page 629. James Garfield Gowans, Jr, her brother, stated in an affidavit September 21, 1973, recorded in Tarrant County Deed Book 5528, page 812, that she died in 1965.

Florence Gowans, daughter of James Garfield Gowans and Minnie Sanford Gowans, was born about 1926.

Sanford Gowans, son of James Garfield Gowans and Minnie Sanford Gowans, a namesake of his mother’s family, was born March 5, 1927 at Corsicana. He was an employee of Montgomery Ward & Company, living at 1202 Cold Springs Road, according to the 1945 city directory of Ft. Worth. On January 15, 1946 he enlisted in the U. S. Army and served in the 24th Infantry Regiment. He was listed as single, negro, farmer with address at 1010 Samuels Avenue at the time of his enlistment. He was discharged as a private April 25, 1947, according to Tarrant County Discharge Book 74, page 351.

On October 4, 1947 he was married to Jimmie Reeder Bafford, according to Tarrant County Marriage Book 34, page 548. Of Jimmie Reeder Bafford Gowans nothing more is known.

In 1956 he was listed as a laborer for Burton Steel Corporation living at 913 East Stella, the address given by Fred and Marcell Gowans, in the Ft. Worth city directory. In the 1957 and 1958 editions he was listed as a driver for the same firm continuing to live at 913 East Stella, an address he maintained through 1970.

In 1959 he was employed by Worth Steel Company. In 1969 and 1970 he was listed as a salesman for Meadowgold Dairies. His wife was listed as Verdine Gowans in the 1969 directory. In the 1973 telephone directory he was listed at 2908 South Riverside Drive. In the 1973 city directory he gave his address as 1404 Ridgeland Drive, Apartment 2121.

Richard Gowans, son of Jesse Gowan and Ann Gowan, was born in Mississippi in April 1875, according to the 1900 census. He was reported as born in 1872 in the 1880 census of his father’s household in Navarro County.

He was married April 12, 1893, to Mary Fairfax, according to Ellis County, Texas Marriage Book G, page 476. He was enumerated as the head of a household in 1900 census of Navarro County, Enumeration District 96, page 3, precinct 1. The family was listed as:

“Gowan, Richard 25, born in MS, in April 1875,
negro
Mary 22, born in TX
Richard, Jr. 6, born in TX, in March 1894
Odie 4, born in TX, in August 1896
Rase 9/12, born in TX, in August 1899”

Mary Fairfax Gowans died November 3, 1921 in Navarro County, according to BVS File 19115. Children born to them include:

Richard Gowans, Jr born in March 1894
Otis Gowan born January 10, 1896
Rase Gowans born in August 1899

Richard Gowans, Jr., son of Richard Gowan and Mary Gowan, was born in Navarro County, Texas in April 1875. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Otis Gowan, son of Richard Gowan and Mary Gowan, was born January 10, 1896 in Navarro County, according to BVS File 133290.

Otis Gowan was married to M. F. Swanson April 22, 1916, according to McLennan County Texas Marriage Book 2, page 497. In 1934 he lived at 1814 Victory, according to the Waco Texas city directory. In 1939 Otis Gowan and his wife, Lucille Gowan, lived at 515 Booker, the address given by Herman Gowan and Idessa Gowan at that time.

In 1941 Otis “Odie” Gowan continued to live at 515 Booker with Lucille Gowan, a maid, and four children, apparently divorced. Lucille Gowan, an employee of Crawford-Austin Manufacturing Company showed her address as Route 4, Box 49 in the 1945 city directory of Waco.

Otis Gowan was married to Annie Jane Humphrey June 11, 1942, according to McLennan County Marriage Book 33, page 513. In the 1945 city directory Otis “Odie” Gowan, a laborer, Annie Jane Humphrey Gowan and two children were shown living at 708 Johnson, an address they maintained through 1953. In the 1954 city directory they were shown living at 1201 Congress Avenue.

On January 3, 1957 Annie Jane Humphrey Gowan gave a deed to Otis “Odie” Gowan, according to McLennan County Deed Book 798, page 96. “Otis Gowan, Sr.” lived on Orchard Lane, Waco, according to March 1972 telephone directory.

Children born to Otis “Odie” Gowan and M. F. Swanson Gowan include:

Herman Gowan born about 1918
Idessa Gowan born about 1921
R. G. Gowan born July 15, 1924
Otis Gowan, Jr. born November 20, 1933
Betty M. Gowan born about 1937

Herman Gowan, believed to be a son of Otis Gowan and M. F. Swanson Gowan, was born about 1918, probably in McLennan County, Texas. In 1934 and 1939 he was shown as a resident in his father’s home at 1814 Victory, according to the Waco city directory. In 1941 he was living in the home of his brother, R. G. Gowan at 515 Booker. He was married July 26, 1941 to Mary Allena Wright, according to McLennan County Marriage Book 32, page 412. From 1951 through 1956 he lived at 227 Johnson and was employed by the MKT Railroad. Of Herman Gowan and Mary Allena Wright Gowan nothing more is known

Idessa Gowan, believed to be a daughter of Otis Gowan and M. F. Swanson Gowan, was born about 1921. In the 1939 and 1941 city directory of Waco Idessa Gowan was shown living in her father’s home at 515 Booker. In 1946 she was living at the home of her brother, R. G. Gowan. She was married to T. V. Brandon March 25, 1947, according to McLennan County Marriage Book 42, page 286.

R. G. Gowan, son of Otis Gowan and M. F. Swanson Gowan, was born July 15, 1924 in McLennan County, according to BVS File 1065307. He appeared in his father’s household in 1941 living at 515 Booker, according to the Waco city directory. He was listed in the 1946 city directory of Waco, Texas living at 708 Johnson in East Waco. On October 24, 1950 he was married to Mavis Marie Anderson, according to McLennan County Marriage Book 47, page 271. She was born in Texas in 1927. In the 1951 edition of the Waco city directory R. G. Gowan was employed by Hicks Construction Company and lived at 1713 Lincoln.

On June 5, 1951 R. G. Gowan and Mavis Marie Anderson Gowan were living at Jewett, Texas when a son was born to them, according to Leon County, Texas Birth Book 7, page 175. The birth was reported as the second child for Mavis Marie Anderson Gowan. He was shown as a farmer at that time.

In 1954 and 1955 R. G. Gowan was a laborer for Waco Transfer Company and lived at 708 Johnson, an address that he and Mavis Marie Anderson Gowan maintained until 1969. From 1956 until 1963 he was employed by Library Binding. In 1964 and 1965 he was employed as a porter for Sears. From 1966 until 1968 he worked as a porter for Baylor University. In 1971 and 1972 R. G. Gowan was employed as a dishwasher.

Mavis Marie Anderson Gowan was employed as maid from 1964 until 1972, according to the city directory. She lived at 708 Johnson until 1968 when her address was changed to 1123 Hood.

Children born to R. G. Gowan and Mavis Marie include:

Clarence Earl Gowan born June 5, 1951

Clarence Earl Gowan, son of R. G. Gowan and Mavis Marie Anderson Gowan, was born June 5, 1951 at Jewett, Texas, ac­cording to Leon County, Texas Birth Book 7, page 175.

He was shown as a cook for Kim’s Drive-Inn in the 1969, 1970 city directories of Waco, Texas. On November 12, 1971 he was married to Judy Banks, according to McLennan County Marriage Book 73, page 499. In the 1972 city directory he was shown as the assistant manager of Kim’s, living at 1607 Spring Street. Of Clarence Earl Gowan and Judy Banks Gowan nothing more is known.

Otis Gowan, Jr, son of Otis Gowan and M. F. Swanson Gowan, was born November 20, 1933 in McLennan County, according to BVS File 91743. He was married to Annie Belle Robinson August 15, 1951, according to McLennan County Marriage Book 48, page 316. In the 1955 and 1956 city directory of Waco he was listed as a stain wiper for Sams Manufacturing and lived at 405 Miller. From 1958 through 1961 he was employed by Youngblood’s Poultry, and resided at 1221 Calumet.

Annie Belle Robinson Gowan died October 14, 1961 in McLennan County, according to BVS File 60045.

Otis Gowan, Jr. was remarried to Mary Easter Sanders October 16, 1963, according to McLennan County Marriage Book 63, page 93. In the 1964 and 1965 city directories Mary Easter Sanders Gowan, a maid, showed her address as 306 Walker. In 1964 Otis Gowan, Jr. became a porter for Rainbow Baking Company. From 1965 to 1972 they showed their address as 1101 North 10th Street.

Children born to Otis Gowan, Jr. and Annie Belle Robinson Gowan include:

Otis Gowan III born about 1952

Otis Gowan III, son of Otis Gowan, Jr. and Annie Belle Robin­son Gowan, was born about 1952, probably in Waco, Texas. He was an employee of Youngblood’s Poultry and lived with his parents, according to the 1968 city directory of Waco. He married to Thresa Joyce Westbrook November 13, 1970, according to McLennan County Marriage Book 72, page 199. Of Otis Gowan III and Thresa Joyce Westbrook Gowan nothing more is known.

Betty M. Gowan, believed to be a daughter of Otis Gowan and M. F. Swanson Gowan was born about 1937.

Rase Gowans, son of Richard Gowans and Mary Fairfax Gowans, was born in August 1899, according to the 1900 census of Navarro County, Texas. He appeared as “age 9/12” in his father’s household.

Rase Gowans was married to Ethel Jackson December 11, 1918, according to McLennan County, Texas Marriage Book 6, page 445. From 1926 to 1934 Rase Gowans was employed as a boil­ermaker’s helper in the Bellemead Locomotive Shop and lived on Route 8. On April 12, 1940 he received a deed for 11.9 acres of land located five miles east of Waco, according to McLennan County Deed Book 483, page 185.

Ethel Jackson Gowans died March 3, 1941, according to BVS File 14390. Rase Gowans was remarried February 12, 1944 to Polly Anna Burton, according to McLennan County Marriage Book 37, page 144.

On July 29, 1948 he received a deed to property in McLennan County, according to McLennan County Deed Book 623, page 230. In 1948 he was employed by Monnigs and lived on Route 4, Box 950, according to the Waco city directory. In 1951 his address remained on Route 4, and he lived with Sedalia Gowans. At that time he was employed as a porter for Monnigs.

Rase Gowans died April 17, 1952, according to Marion County, Texas Death Certificate No. 19364. Polly Anna Burton Gowans, widow and Tryphenia Gowans, feme sole and daughter of Rase Gowans, received property from the estate October 31, 1952, according to McLennan County Deed Book 718, page 197.

Children born to Rase Gowans and Ethel Jackson Gowans include:

Tryphenia Gowans born March 8, 1921
Rase Gowans, Jr. born September 11, 1925

Tryphenia Gowans, first known child of Rase Gowans and Ethel Jackson Gowans, was born March 8, 1921 in McLennan County, according to BVS File 18299. She was married to R. C. Watson October 29, 1943, according to McLennan County Marriage Book 36, page 452. Apparently the couple was divorced and Tryphenia Gowans resumed her maiden name. Tryphenia Gowans, feme sole, received property from the estate of her father October 31, 1952, according to McLennan County Deed Book 718, page 197.

Rase Gowans, Jr., second known child of Rase Gowans and Ethel Jackson Gowans, was born September 11, 1925 in McLennan County, according BVS File No 64833.

Rase Gowans, Jr. lived in Midland, Texas from 1953 until 1972, according to the city directory. He, a lubrication man for the City of Midland garage and his wife, Bertha Gowans, lived at 600 South Clay from 1953 until 1959. From 1962 until 1973 they lived at 500 South Webster.

Rase Gowans, Jr. received a deed to McLennan County property Sept 6, 1957 from A. J. Gowans, according to McLennan County Deed Book 1013 page 637.

Frank Gowan, son of Jesse Gowan and Ann Gowan, was born in Navarro County, Texas in 1873 according to the 1880 census of Navarro County. He appeared as a seven-year-old living in his father’s household at that time. Frank Gowan was married July 12, 1899 to Eliza Smart, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 11, page 317. Of Frank Gowan and Eliza Smart Gowan nothing more is known.

Moses Gowans, son of Jesse Gowan and Ann Gowan, was born in Navarro County in 1875, according to the 1880 census of Navarro County. He appeared as a five-year-old living in his father’s household at that time. “Mose Gowen” negro, 22, born in Texas, living alone, was enumerated in the 1900 census of Navarro County, Enumeration District 96, page 4. On August 25, 1900 he was married to Lula Williams, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 12, page 149. Of Lula Williams Gowans nothing more is known.

About 1920 he was married to Minnie Lee Fields. In 1924 they lived at Blooming Grove, Texas. In 1929 they lived at Emhouse, Texas. Moses Gowans died August 9, 1955, according to Navarro County death records. Minnie Lee Fields Gowans, “the widow of Moses Gowans,” lived at 1410 East 5th Street, Corsicana from 1956 through 1969, according to the city directory.

Children born to Moses Gowans and Minnie Lee Fields Gowans include:

Maybel Lee Gowans born about 1921
Fleta Mae Gowans born November 18, 1925
Moses Gowans, Jr. born February 9, 1929

Mabel Lee Gowans, daughter of Moses Gowans and Minnie Lee Fields Gowans was born about 1921. She died October 2, 1924 of cholera at Blooming Grove, Texas and was buried in Pruitt Cemetery, according to Navarro County Death Book 4, page 57.

Fleta Mae Gowans, daughter of Moses Gowans and Minnie Lee Fields Gowans, was born November 18, 1925. She lived at the home of her mother from 1956 through 1969, according to the Corsicana city directory. She was employed as a maid. Fleta Mae Gowans died April 17, 1973 and was buried in Corsicana Cemetery, according to Navarro County Death Book 16, page 362. Miss Dica Gowans was the informant. Dica Gowans, a maid, lived at 4545 Belford Road, Dallas, Texas, according to the 1972 city directory.

Moses Gowans, Jr., son of Moses Gowans and Minnie Lee Fields Gowans, was born at Emhouse, Texas February 9, 1929. He died April 16, 1946 at age 17 of edema of throat and tonsillitis and was buried at Blooming Grove Cemetery, according to Navarro County Death Book 9, page 178. He was a farmer, according to Anna Mae Ross, informant.

Cora Gowan, daughter of Jesse Gowan and Ann Gowan, was born in 1879 in Navarro County, according to the 1880 census of Navarro County. She appeared as a one-year-old in her father’s household in the census enumeration. She was married to Amos Primas August 23, 1896, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 10, page 31.

George Gowan, son of Jesse Gowan and Ann Gowan, was born in 1882 in Navarro County, according to BVS Files. On September 25, 1900 he was married to Willie Painter, also born in Navarro County, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 12, page 176. In 1903 George Gowan was a farmer at Kerens, Texas.

Apparently George Gowan and Willie Painter Gowan were divorced. George Gowan was married January 24, 1945 to Mrs. Savanah Green Jennings, according to Dallas County Marriage Book. 86, page 211. She was the daughter of Louis Green, Ennis, Texas. Savanah Green Jennings Gowan died October 28, 1947 at Ennis, Texas, according to Dallas County Death Book 21. She was 31, and he was 65. She was born at Wilmer, Texas January 7, 1916. They lived at Lancaster, Texas at that time. Five months later on March 20, 1948 George Gowan was remarried to Willie Painter Gowan, according to Dallas County Marriage Book 101, page 375.

Children born to George Gowan and Willie Painter Gowan include:

[son] born November 8, 1903
Felix Gowan born November 5, 1904

George Gowan was the father of a son which was born in Navarro County, November 8, 1903, according to BVS File 112943.

Felix Gowan, second child of George Gowan and Willie Painter Gowan, was born November 5, 1904. On November 28, 1924, he was married to Cassie Miller, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 27, page 70. Felix Gowan was a farmer. Felix Gowan died March 9, 1930 at Emhouse, Texas of tuberculosis, age 26, according to Navarro County Death Book 5, page 96. Of Cassie Miller Gowan nothing more is known.

Jesse Gowans, believed to be a son of Jesse Gowan and Ann Gowan, was born in Texas in 1890. He was married to Viola Mae Daniels about 1927. In 1928 they lived at Emhouse, Texas. In 1934 they lived in Ellis County, Texas. Viola Mae Daniels Gowans was born in 1909 in Texas.

Children born to Jesse Gowans and Viola Mae Daniels Gowan in­clude:

Adell Gowans born November 28, 1928
Armogene Gowans born July 14, 1934
Joerine Gowans born July 6, 1937
Donall Gowans born April 3, 1939
Doris Marie Gowans born February 18, 1941
Ernestine Gowans born July 15, 1943

Adell Gowans, son of Jesse Gowans and Viola Daniels Gowan, was born November 28, 1928 in Navarro County, according to Navarro County Birth Book 50, page 489.

Armogene Gowans, daughter of Jesse Gowans and Viola Daniels Gowans, was born July 14, 1934.

Joerine Gowans, daughter of Jesse Gowans and Viola Daniels Gowans, was born July 6, 1937. She was married August 31, 1963 to James Louis Jackson, according to Dallas County Mar­riage Book 165, page 295.

Donnall Gowans, son of Jesse Gowans and Viola Daniels Gowans, was born April 3, 1939, probably in Ellis County, Texas. He was married December 1, 1959 to Lue Bertha Green, according to Dallas County Marriage Book 146, page 389. Children born to Donnall Gowans and Lue Bertha Green Gowans are unknown.

Doris Marie Gowans, daughter of Jesse Gowans and Viola Daniels Gowans, was born February 18, 1941, probably in Ellis County, Texas.

James Lee Gowans, son of Jesse Gowans and Viola Daniels Gowans, was born November 24, 1945, probably in Ellis County, Texas.

Ernestine Gowans, daughter of Jesse Gowans and Viola Daniels Gowans, was born July 15, 1943, according to BVS File 76313. She was married November 3, 1962 to Cecil Sweat, according to Dallas County, Texas Marriage Book 160, page 488.

Clara Bessie Gowans, daughter of John W. L. Gowan and Lizzie W. Painter Gowan, was born January 9, 1904 at Kelm, Texas, according to Navarro County Birth Book 1, page 89. She was married about 1922, husband name Davis. Later they lived in Irving, Texas.
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Edward William Gowan was born August 3, 1947 in Navarro County, according to BVS File 104426.
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Floyd Gowan died July 4, 1926 in Navarro County, according to BVS File 26132.
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Hattie Bell Gowan died October 26, 1929 in Navarro County, according to BVS File 50544.
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I. Dora Gowan died May 20, 1937 in Navarro County, accord­ing to BVS File 27822.
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L. W. Gowan, negro, appeared as a laborer at the Corsicana Compress in the 1941 edition of the Corsicana city directory.
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Pvt. Luther M. Gowan, Third Texas Regiment, Company M, was a veteran of the Spanish-American War.
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Lynn Earl Gowan died December 10, 1930 in Navarro County, at the age of 23 of pulmonary tuberculosis, according to Navarro County Death Book, page 89.
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Mattie May Gowan died July 20, 1905 in Navarro County, age 23 of pulmonary tuberculosis, according to Navarro County Death Book 1, page 89.
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Thomas Ford Gowan was born June 26, 1923 in Navarro County June 26, 1923.
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Tommy A. Gowan was the father of an infant which died October 23, 1921 in Navarro County, according to BVS File 28863.
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W. L. Gowan was born February 2, 1917 in Navarro County, according to BVS File 7740. He died there on the same day, according to BVS File 5589.
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Wesley Gowan, negro, appeared in the 1928 edition of the Corsicana city directory living at 1109 East Third Avenue. In 1931 he was living at 1318 East Fifth Avenue.
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William Gowan, white, farmer, and Nannie Beck Gowan were parents of a son born December 7, 1912 at Purdon, Texas, according to Navarro County Birth Book 3, page 97.
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William Taft Gowan died January 18, 1922 in Navarro County, according to BVS File 2564A.
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Henry Gilbert Gowans was born in Navarro County May 6, 1925, according to BVS File 34230.
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Lanell Gowans was listed in the 1962 city directory of Ft. Worth living at 913 East Stella Avenue.
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Leta Mae Gowans lived at 1410 East 5th Avenue, Corsicana in March 1972, according to the telephone directory.
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Vernon Gowans, negro was born in 1917. He enlisted in the U. S. Army January 13, 1944 and was discharged as a private April 25, 1944, according to Navarro County Discharge Book 15, page 243. On September 9, 1946 Vernon Gowans, 1005 East 7th Avenue, Corsicana, was married to Miss Annie Laura Cunningham, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 34, page 297.

In 1947 Vernon Gowans and Annie Laura Cunningham Gowans continued to live at 1005 East 7th Avenue, according to the Corsicana city directory.

From 1956 through 1969 Vernon Gowans and his wife lived at 213 North Irene, the address given by Will Gowans and Melissa Moore Gowans. From 1961 through 1966 Vernon Gowans was employed by Tom’s Peanuts.

From 1958 through 1969 Annie Laura Cunningham Gowans was employed as a maid at 1445 Ficklin Avenue. In 1969 her address appeared as Rt. 5, Box 122 in the city directory
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Vernon Maurice Gowans was born in Navarro County January 14, 1963, according to BVS File 12507.
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Willie D. Gowans was married to James Wade May 7, 1928, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 28, page 89.
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Negro children born in Navarro County include:

George Gowen born November 8, 1903
Snow Ball Gowen born January 9, 1904
Alline Gowen born February 9, 1904
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James Gowen, negro, was married to Miss Roberta Sample January 16, 1897, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 10, page 172.
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Mrs. Melvinia Gowen, negress, was living at 908 North 10th St., according to the 1915 city directory of Corsicana.
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Paul Gowen, a retiree, and his wife Mary Gowen, lived at 715 North 13th Street, according to the 1966 city directory of Corsicana.
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Roy Gowen was the father of twins born January 3, 1925 in Navarro County, according to BVS Files 6138 and 6139.
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Wilbur Gowen, a carpenter, and his wife Susie Gowen, were living at 1019 North Beaton Street, Corsicana, according to the 1922 city directory.
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Jessie Mae Gowens was married to Willie D. Chapple June 3, 1950, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 35, page 340.
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Julie Mae Gowens died in Navarro County, Texas June 22, 1929. BVS File 32053 states the date of death as June 22, 1949.
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Mary Gowens, negress, was married to Joe Williams November 2, 1919, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 23, page 579.
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Mary Lee Gowens was married to Odell Wilmer Kendall December 11, 1953, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 36, page 234.
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Effie F. Gowin died June 12, 1970 according to Navarro County death records.
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George Gowin was married to Miss Jewel Young November 21, 1920, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 24, page 265. Of George Gowin and Jewel Young Gowin and descendants nothing more is known.
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Hollis Howell Gowin was born in Navarro County September 7, 1915, according to BVS File 659801. He was married to Sybel Louise Hazelwood March 28, 1940 at Terrell, Texas, according to Kaufman County, Texas Marriage Book 21, page 192.

It is believed that children born to Hollis Howell Gowin and Sybel Louise Hazelwood Gowin include:

Hollis Earl Gowin born February 5, 1941

Hollis Howell Gowin, believed to be the first child of Hollis Howell Gowin and Sybel Louise Hazelwood Gowin, was born February 5, 1941 in Kaufman County, according to BVS File 15433. Hollis Howell Gowin maintained his residence at 1230 Gate Lane Drive, Dallas, according to the 1972 city directory of Dallas.
==O==
Jesse C. Gowin was married July 17, 1916 to Margie Lynn Hopkins, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 21, page 593. Margie Lynn Hopkins was the daughter of W. O. Hopkins and Mattie Jane Bates Hopkins and was born in Alabama August 15, 1892.

Margie Lynn Hopkins Gowin died November 24, 1963, at age 71, of stomach cancer, according to Navarro County Death Book 13, page 327. She, a resident of Corsicana for 67 years, was buried in Dresden Cemetery, according to Jesse C. Gowin, informant.
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Lula Gowns, negress, was married to Allen Henry December 31, 1910, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 18, page 424.
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Nathaniel Gowns, negro, was married to Ida Smith March 21, 1910, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 18, page 170.
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A. P. Goyen was married to Miss Velma V. Majors June 18, 1923, according to Navarro County Marriage Book 25, page 363. Of A. P. Goyen and Velma V. Majors Goyen and descendants nothing more is known.
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