Virginia – Patrick County – 1700s to early 1800s

(Below are different Going, Goyen, Gowen related sources for those people were in the Virginia, North Carolina, or South Carolina areas in the early 1700’s to early 1800’s)

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Patrick County, Va – INFO
1791 frame 150, Patrick Co Va
Going, Shadrack 2005
Going, Claborn (Dan River) 1001
Going, Labon 1001
Going, Benjamin Senr. 2005
Going, Nathan 1001
Going, Joseph 1202
Gowing, John 1001
Going, Isaac 1001
Going, James (Dan River) 1003
Going, William 2003
Going, Benjamin Junr. 1001
Gowing, David 1006
frame 151,
Gowing, Jacob 1001
Gowing, Charles 1001
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1791 to 1799 Patrick County land tax on David, William, James, John, Mary, Joseph, Sharack, Gowing – Going – Goin
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1791-99 – James Going (Gowing)
200 acres from James Higginbottom
1791-1799 Patrick County Land Index
Patrick Co, Va
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1791-99 – Shadrack Going
1000 acres of John Marr
1791-1799 Patrick County Land Index
Patrick Co, Va
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1791 – David Gowing
185 and 94 acres
1791-1799 Patrick County Land Index
Patrick Co, Va
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1792 frame 163, Patrick Co Va
Gowing, David 2008
Gowing, Isaac 1001
Gowing, Benjamin Sr. 3006
Gowing, Shadrack 2005
Gowing, Labon 1001
Going, Nathan 1002
Gowing, Claborn 1001
Gowing, James Junr. 1001
Going, Joseph 1201
Going, Benjamin Jr. 1001
Going, Charles 1002
Going, Jacob 1001
Going, John Junr. 1
Going, James 1003
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1792 – 93 – David Going (Gowing)
185 and 94 acres in 1792
185 acres in 1793
1791-1799 Patrick County Land Index
Patrick Co, Va
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1793 frame 177, Patrick Co Va
Gowing, Shadrack 2005
Gowing, William 1003
Gowing, Benjamin Junr. 1001
Gowing, Charles 1001
Gowine, Joseph 1102
Gowin, James Senr. 1004
Gowin, James Junr. 1001
Gowin, Labon 1001
Gowin, Shadrack Junr. 1001
Gowin, Claborn 1001
Gowin, Nathan 1
Gowin, John (Mayo) 1
Gowin, David 2006
Gowin, Benjamin 3006
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1793 Nov 9 Inquisition on the body of Nathan Going. Before Edward Tatum coroner, body of Nathan Going upon oaths of Jonathan Hanby, Obadiah Hudson, Isaac Pennington, Aaron Rea, Harberd Smith, Warham Easly, William Easley, Thomas Collings, William Collins, Anthony Collings, John Wilson, and Richard Davidson . . . having been sworn . . . the said Nathan Going came to his death . . . that one Robert Hall late of the aforesaid County not having God before his eyes but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the Devil that on Saturday the 21 day of September last past and the year afsd in the Plantation of Jacob Lawson in the afsd County did then and there give the sd Nathan Going one mortal wound on head with the eye of an weeding hoe and broke the skull of the said Nathan Going through his rage or passion which mortal wound occasioned the said Nathan Going death so the sd Robert Hall did through is passion kill and murder the aforsd Nathan Going in an affray. Patrick County, Virginia bk 1, pg 53.

1793 Dec 10 Shadrack Going, Thomas Ward, and Joshua Adams post bond in Patrick County, Virginia for Shadrack Going to be administrator of Nathan Going decd’sestate. Signed: Shadrack Going, Thomas Ward, Joshua Adams. Patrick County, Virginia. bk 1 pg 6.

1794 Patrick Co Va
Goin, Shadrack Senr. 2005
Goin, Clabon 1001
Goin, Labon 1001
Goin, James Junr. 1001
Goin, Shadrack Junr. 1001
Going, James Senr. 1003
Goin, Charles 1001
Gowin, Isaac 1001
Goin, William 1006
Goin, Benjamin Junr. 1001
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1794 May 23 appraisal of estate of Nathan Going decd. Signed: Obadiah Hudson, John Rea, James Taylor. Patrick County, Virginia bk 1 pg 22.

1795 frame 207, Patrick Co Va
Gowing, David 2007
Gowing, Isaac 1001
Gowing, William 1005
Gowine, Joseph 1102
Goin, Shadrack Sen. 3007
Goin, Shadrack Junr. 1001
Goin, James, Jr. 1001
Goin, Benjamin Junr. 1001
Goin, Charles 1001
Goin, James 1005
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1795 – John Gowin
100 acres
1791-1799 Patrick County Land Index
Patrick Co, Va
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1795 – Joseph Gowin
50 acres
1791-1799 Patrick County Land Index
Patrick Co, Va
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1796 frame 220, Patrick Co Va
Gowing, Shadrack Junr. 1001
Gowing, James 1001
Gowing, Joseph 1003
Gowing, William 1005
Gowing, Labon 1001
Gowing, Shadrack Senr. 3005
Gowing, David 3005
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1797 frame 234, Patrick Co Va
Goin, Joseph 1003
Goin, James 2004
Goin, Zelph 1002
Goin, Shadrack Junr. 1
Goin, David 3005
Goin, Shadrack Senr. 2005
Goin, Labon 1001
Goin, William 1005
Goin, Isaack 1002
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1797-99 – John Going (Gowing)
100 acres
1791-1799 Patrick County Land Index
Patrick Co, Va
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1797-99 – Joseph Going (Gowing)
50 acres of Shadrack Barrett
140 and 251 of Jacob Adams Jr
1791-1799 Patrick County Land Index
Patrick Co, Va
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1798-99 – William Going
268 acres of Thomas Hudson
1791-1799 Patrick County Land Index
Patrick Co, Va
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1798 frame 250, Patrick Co Va
Goin, Obediah 1
Goin, Labon 1001
Goin, Shadrack Junr. 1001
frame 251,
Goin, David 2005
Goin, Isaac 1005
Goin, Shadrack Sen. 2005
Goin, Jacob 1002
Goin, John (Mayo) 1
Goin, Benjamin 1
Goin, John (Big Dan River) 2
Goin, James 2006
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1799 frame 268, Patrick Co Va
Going, John 1
Going, Obediah 1
Going, William 1004
Going, Zephaniah 1
Going, Labon 1002
Going, Shadrack 1005
Going, James 2008
Going, John 1
frame 269,
Going, David 1003
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1800 frame 288, Patrick Co Va
Going, Joseph 2003
Going, Isaac 1003
Going, Benjamin 1001
Going, Labon 1002
Going, Caleb 1001
Going, William 1003
Going, James 2004
Going, Martin 1
Going, Shadrick 0005
Going, Obed 1
Going, Jacob 1002
Going, David 1002
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1801 Patrick Co Va
Going, Francis 1001
Going, John 1
Going, Obediah 1001
Going, Caleb 1001
Going, Labon 1001
Going, Isaac 1004
frame 315,
Going, James 3006
Going, John (Dan River) 2001
Going, Benjamin 1002
Going, William 1003
Going, Shadrick 1004
Going, Joseph 2002
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1802 Patrick Co Va
Gowing, Caleb 1
Gowing, Labon 1002
Gowing, Joseph 2003
frame 343,
Gowing, William 1003
Gowing, Benjamin 1002
Gowing, Shadrack 0005
Going, John D.R. 2001
Gowing, Benjamin 1
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1803 frame 369, Patrick Co Va
Going, Johnson 1001
Going, William, Sr. 1003
Going, John D.R. 1001
Going, John M. 1
Going, William Qr.? 1
frame 370,
Going, Labon 1002
Going, Benja 1002
Going, Shadrick 0005
Going, Benja DR 2003
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1804 Patrick Co Va
William Going 1006
James Going 2003
Benjamin Going 1003
John Going 2
Shadrack Going 0002
Obediah Going 1
Hezekiah Going 1001
Johnson Going 1001
William Going Junr. 1
John Going (Mayo) 1
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1805 frame 427, Patrick Co Va
John Going Junr. 1001
James Going 2002
John Going Snr. 2002
William Going 1005
Shadrack Going 0003
Obediah Going 1
Benja Going 1001
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1805 Dec Court. Patrick County, Virginia. Shadrack Going will. Beloved wife Hannah Going. Jeercesha Going and Keziah Going. My plantation where I now live on both sides of Little Dan River to my beloved son Obediah Going. Beloved daughter Keziah Going. Rebecca Going daughter of Fanny Going wife of Edmund Bowlin, beloved son John Going, son David Smith Going, son James Going, Fanny Bowlin wife of Edmund Bowlin, my son Claborne Going, son Solom Going, son Shadrack Going, Hannah Beazley wife of Thomas Beazley, Thomas Beazley, Shadrack Beazley son of Thomas Beazley and wife. My son Caleb Going. William Carter and William Burge executors. Signed: Shadrack Going. Wits: David Guines, William Coomes, Hainy Adams. Patrick County, Virginia. 1805 Dec: Last will of Shadrack Going
Wills, Inventories and Accounts, Vol 1-3, 1791-1847. pg. 80-81. Patrick, Virginia, USA
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1806 frame 455, Patrick Co Va
Going, Obadiah 1002
Going, William (D.R.) 1003
Going, Benjamin 1001
Going, James 1002
Going, Stephen 1001
Frame 456,
Going, William Jr. 1
Going, John (D.R.) 1001
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1806 March 27 inventory of the estate of Shadrack Going decd. Signed: Nathl Smith, James Gaines, Lain Hanly. Patrick County, Va pg 84.

1807 frame 487, Patrick Co Va
Hezekiah Gowing 1001
Obediah Going 2001
James Going 2002
William Going 1004
William K Going 1001
Stephen Going 1001
William Going Junr. 1001
Barbige Going 1
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1807 Aug 21 Patrick County, Virginia wills and inventory of James Going. My daughter Peggy Adams, my daughter Prudence Goin, my son Stephen Goin, my son William Goin, my daughter Betsey Goin, my three youngest children Arthur Goin, Isaac Goin, and Nancy Goin. Trusty friends Jesse William, Joseph Jessup, Joseph Jackson, and John A Grigg. Signed: James Goin. Wits: Moses H Grigg, Moses Grigg, Drury Gondurant. Patrick County, Virginia.  https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9085&h=2033366&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH762&_phstart=successSource

1808 March 24 inventory of the estate of James Goin decd. Signed: Peter Beller, John Strange, Charles Bolt. Patrick County, Virginia. bk 1 pg 247.

1809 frame 515, Patrick Co Va
Berridge Gowing 1
Hezekiah Gowing 1002
William Going 2007
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1810 frame 537, Patrick Co Va
John Going Sr. 2001
John Going Jr. 101
Stephen Going 1001
William Going 1008
William Going Jr. 1
Burbage Going 1
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1811, Patrick County
frame 553, Zedekiah Going 1003
Burbage Going 1
William Going 2007
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1812
frame 569, Going, Thomas Molatto 1001
John Going Senr. do 1
John Going Jr. do 1
David Going do 1
Joshua? Going do 1
Burbage Going Molatto 1
William Going 1006
Hezekiah Going Molatto 1002
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1813, Patrick County
Arter Going 1
John Going Jr. 1001
John Going Sr. 1001
Thomas Going 1001
David Going 1001
Berbidge Going 1
William Going 1006
Hezekiah Going (D) 1
frame 598, Free negros & mulatters
Burbedg Going 2
Zedikiah Going 2
Stephen Going 2
Arter Going 1
John Going Jr 1
John Going Sr 4
David Going 1
William Going 1
Hannah Going 1
Kiziah Going 1
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1814, Patrick County
frame 616, A list of Free Negroes and Mulattoes
John Going Jr. 1001
Zedekiah Going 1002
John Going S? 1001
William Going 1001
David Going 1001
Thomas Going 1002
Stephen Going 1
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From Gowen Manuscript:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms152.htm

PATRICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA–A

Patrick County was organized in 1790-91 with land from Henry County. Henry County was organized in 1776-77 with land from Pittsylvania County. Pittsylvania County was or­ganized in 1766-67 with land from Halifax County. Halifax County was organized in 1752 with land from Lunenburg County. Lunenburg County was organized in 1746 with land from Brunswick County. Brunswick County was organized in 1720 and in 1732 with land from Prince George County, Isle of Wight County and Surry County. Prince George County was organized in 1702-03 with land from Charles City County. Researchers must keep in mind that an individual could have lived in several of the above counties without ever having moved.
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Frederick Gowen and Jonathan Henry Gowen, regarded as kinsmen, were born in the Patrick County, Virginia area and became patriarchs of Kentucky families that, in two centuries, have spread throughout the nation. Frederick Gowen was enumerated as “free colored” in Virginia, but was reported as “white” in the Kentucky census. Jonathan Henry Gowen was the father of 13 children. This genetic influence is apparent in 1990 in the descendants of both men–even eight generations later.

Frederick Gowen is regarded by some researchers as a Melun­geon [a recent appellation preferred by some whose ancestors were labeled “Mulatto”] because census enumerator recorded him as a “free colored male.” In many enumerations in the area individuals were listed as “mulatto,” “colored,” or “Indian” by the censustakers who had no other latitude in recording a dark-skinned person. He was born about 1797 in Virginia, according to the federal census of 1850.

Jonathan Henry Gowen was a son of William Gowen and Bet­sey Moss Gowen, according to the research of Clara Jean Grider Fry, a descendant of Cave City, Kentucky.

“Frederick Going” was married December 10, 1818, to Nancy Coomer [Comer?] in adjoining Surry County, North Carolina, according to “Surry County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868.” “William Going” thought to be his father, was the bondsman. Nancy Coomer Gowen was born in North Carolina about 1798, according to the 1850 census. Their first child was born in Patrick County about 1819.

A son was born to them there about 1822, and was followed by a daughter about 1824. “Frederick Going” appeared as the head of a “free colored” household in the 1830 census of Patrick County, page 154.

“Going, Frederick free colored male 24-36
free colored female 24-36
free colored male 0-10
free colored female 0-10
free colored male 0-10”

They continued in Patrick County about 1831 when another son was born to them there. About 1833, they lived in Lee County, Virginia, in the extreme western tip of the state, where their fifth child was born.

About 1835, Frederick Gowen was living near Somerset, Ken­tucky in Pulaski County. No members of the Gowen [nor spelling variations] family were recorded in the 1830 census of Pulaski County which showed a population of 9,521 at that time. Frederick Gowen purchased land in Pulaski County for $225 in 1838, according to the research of Steve Gowen.

Frederick Gowen was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Pulaski County, page 320:

“Gowen, Frederick white male 40-50
white female 30-40
white male 15-20
white female 10-15
white male 10-15
white male 5-10
white female 0-5”

Three members of the family were engaged in agriculture.

Also enumerated in the 1840 census of Pulaski County, page 294 was the household of Henry Gowen, unidentified:

“Gowen, Henry white male 40-50
white female 30-40
white male 15-20
white male 10-15
white female 10-15
white male 10-15
white male 5-10
white female 0-5″
white male 0-5”

Frederick Gowen sold his property March 2, 1848 for $150, according to Pulaski County Deed Book 13, page 520. Ap­parently he removed to nearby Adair County at that time. On October 1, 1849 he was paid “$1 for work on road,” according to Adair County Court Order Book H, page 9.

In 1850, the household of Frederick Gowen was recorded in Adair County, First Civil District, Household 603-603:

“Gowen, Frederick 53, born in Virginia, farmer, $200
real estate
Nancy 52, born in North Carolina, illiterate
Allen 20, born in Virginia, illiterate
Larkin 18, born in Virginia, illiterate, farmer
Elizabeth 15, born in Kentucky
Frederick 8, born in Kentucky
Hignight, Mary 40, born in Virginia”

The fact that he named a son “Allen” suggests a relationship to other branches of the family who used the name “Allen” as well. Mary Hignight was possibly related to the householders.

Frederick Gowen reappeared in the 1860 census of Adair County in the First Civil District as the head of Household 242-242:

“Going, Fredrick 62, farmer, $600 real estate, $540 personal property, born in
Patrick County, VA
Nancy 61, housekeeping, born in Stokes
County, NC
Elizabeth 22, housekeeping, born in Pulaski
County, KY
Fredrick 18, farmer, born in Pulaski County, KY”

Adjoining were the households of “William Going,” his son, No. 243-243; “Allan Going,” a son, Household No. 244-244 and William Chadowick [Chadwick?] and Mary “Polly” Gowen Chadowick, his daughter, Household No. 245-245.

During the Civil War, Frederick Gowen removed to Crawford County in extreme southern Indiana. He removed shortly afterward to nearby Gibson County, Indiana where his son, Larkin Gowen had located. “He died intestate, but did leave a treasure trove of information in Gibson County Court records when his heirs divided the estate,” according to a letter written by August 13, 1990 by Steve Gowen, a descendant of Lexington, Kentucky.

Children born to Frederick Gowen and Nancy Coomer Gowen include:

William R. Gowen born about 1819
Mary “Polly” Gowen born about 1824
Allen Gowen born about 1830
Larkin Gowen born about 1833
Elizabeth G. Gowen born about 1835
Frederick Gowen, Jr. born October 9, 1841

Initially it was thought that Jonathan Gowen was a son of Frederick Gowen and Nancy Coomer Gowen because of his close relationship with them, however a letter written February 23, 1987 by Clara Jean Grider Sexton Fry seems to refute this speculation. She wrote:

“Sometime back I got a letter from a lady [unnamed] in Adair County who said that the parents of Jonathan Gowen were William Gowen and Betsy Moss Gowen. I have lost the letter, but some credence can be given to this statement because Jonathan wasn’t listed in the probate of Frederick Gowen in Gibson County, Indiana. In his probate heirs were listed as William R. Gowen, Polly Chadwick, Allen Gowen, Larkin Gowen, Elizabeth G. Gowen and Frederick Gowen.”

William R. Gowen, son of Frederick Gowen and Nancy Gowen, was born in Patrick County about 1821, according to the 1860 census of Adair County. In 1833 he lived in Lee County and in 1835 in Pulaski County. He received a land grant of 30 acres located on Big Creek in Adair County February 9, 1837 by county court order, according to Adair County Deed Book 40, page 213.

On October 21, 1841, at age 20, he was married to Amanda B. Hinton, according to Pulaski County Marriage Book B-1, page 57. She was born in Pulaski County in 1820. It is possible that they lived for a short time in Green County in 1849; their fourth child was born there.

The household of William R. Gowen was enumerated Au­gust 22, 1850, First Civil District, page 42:

“Gowen, William 30, born in VA, farmer, illiterate
Amanda 27, born in KY, illiterate
Thomas 8, born in KY
Eli 7, born in KY
Gailen 5, born in KY
L. A. 2, born in KY, female
Cornelia 1, born in KY”

William R. Gowen received a land grant of 93 acres on Big Creek February 16, 1852 by county court order, according to Adair County Deed Book 37, page 248.

His family reappeared in the 1860 census of Adair County, First Civil District as Household 243-243:

“Going, William 39, born in Patrick County, VA,
farmer, owns $200 in personal
property, owns $200 real
estate
Amanda 40, born in Pulaski County, KY
Thomas F. 17, born in Pulaski County, KY
Eli 15, born in Pulaski County, KY
Galin 13, born in Pulaski County, KY
Lydia A. 11, born in Green County, KY
Cornelia 9, born in Adair County, KY
John 7, born in Adair County, KY
William 5, born in Adair County, KY
Amanda J. 4, born in Adair County, KY
Permilia 2, born in Adair County, KY”

Amanda B. Hinton Gowen died during the decade, and William R. Gowen, at age 47, was remarried to Polly Brock, according to Adair County Marriage Book 5, page 235.

William R. Gowen was shown as a resident of Adair County in 1872 when his father died, according to the probate records of Frederick Gowen in Gibson County, Indiana.

In the 1880 enumeration of Adair County, Enumeration District 4, page 30 the family reappeared at Gradyville, Kentucky:

“Gowen, William 59, born in VA, father born in
VA, mother born in VA,
farmer
Polley 56, born in TN, father born
[blank], mother born [blank]
James W. 12, born in KY, father born in
VA, mother born in TN, son,
farm laborer
Gowen, Thomas 38, born in KY, father born in
VA, mother born in TN, son,
farm laborer
Ketty A. 40, born in KY, father born in
KY, mother born in KY,
daughter
in-law
Gowen, William R. 26, born in KY, father born in
VA, mother born in TN, farm
laborer, son
Martha 26, born in KY, father born in
KY, mother born in KY,
daughter-in-law
Liza A. 3, born in KY, father born in
KY, mother born in KY,
granddaughter
Wilfred 3/12, born in KY, father born in
KY, mother born in KY,
grandson”

It is believed that the enumerator falsely assumed that Polly Brock Gowen was the mother of the older sons in the house­hold when he showed “Tennessee” as the birthplace of their mother. The name “Wilfred Gowen” suggests a relationship with the family of John Gowen in Davidson County, Ten­nessee.

Polly Brock Gowen died January 8, 1885, according to James O. Gowen.

Children born to William R. Gowen and Amanda B. Gowen include:

Thomas F. Gowen born in 1842
Eli Gowen born in 1843
Gailen Gowen born in 1845
Lydia A. Gowen born in 1848
Cornelia Gowen born in 1849
John Gowen born in 1852
William R. Gowen, Jr. born August 13, 1853
Amanda J. Gowen born in 1856
Permilia Gowen born in 1858

Children born to William R. Gowen and Polly Brock Gowen include:

James Wiley Gowen born in 1868

Thomas F. Gowen, son of William R. Gowen and Amanda Gowen, was born in Pulaski County in 1842, according to the 1860 census enumeration. He appeared as an eight-year-old in the 1850 census of his father’s household. He reappeared at age 17 in 1860. He, a 38-year-old farm laborer, continued in his father’s household in the 1880 census of Adair County. He was married by this time, wife’s name “Ketty” [Kitty?, Hetty?], age 40. He was remarried in 1914 to Mary Coomer, according to Adair County Marriage Book 23, page 497. Thomas F. Gowen died in Adair County October 5, 1918. Children born Thomas F. Gowen, Ketty Gowen and Mary Coomer Gowen are unknown.

Eli Gowen, son of William R. Gowen and Amanda B. Hinton Gowen, was born in Pulaski County in 1843, according to the 1860 census. He appeared at age seven in the 1850 census and at 15 in the 1860 census. He was married December 20, 1877 to Lucy England in Adair County. Children born to Eli Gowen and Lucy England Gowen are unknown.

Galin Gowen, son of William R. Gowen and Amanda B. Hinton Gowen, was born in Pulaski County in 1845, according to the 1860 census. He appeared as a five-year-old in the 1850 census and at age 13 in 1860. He was married in 1874 to Mary Jane Fletcher. She was born in 1852. The couple moved from Edmonton, Kentucky to Alvarado, Texas about 1902. Later they lived in Ft. Worth, Texas, and Gailen Gowen died there prior to 1911. In the 1911 city directory of Ft. Worth Jane Gowen was shown living in the home of her son, Culmer Fred Gowen at 1125 Stella Avenue. In 1914 she moved to Dallas, Texas where she made her home at 4312 Junius Street. In 1918 she was back in Ft. Worth living with her son at 1125 Stella Avenue.

“Jane Gowen, widow of Tarrant County” gave a warranty deed to J. S. Williams January 17, 1921 [five days after her death] to Lot 14, Block 20, Union Depot Addition, Ft. Worth for $1,000, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 692, page 343. Jane Gowen died January 12, 1921, according to Texas BVS File 825, at age 57 and was buried at Oaklawn Cemetery in Dallas.

Children born to Galin Gowen and Jane Gowen include:

Etta Gowen born in 1882
Emma L. Gowen born in 1884
Culmer Fred Gowen born in 1886

Etta Gowen, daughter of Galin Gowen and Jane Gowen, was born in 1882 in Edmonton. She was married about 1902 to Frank Williams and lived at Celeste, Texas. She died about 1911. Names of children are unknown.

Emma L. Gowen, daughter of Galin Gowen and Jane Gowen, was born in 1884 in Edmonton. She did not marry.

She appeared in the 1911 Ft. Worth city directory as an em­ployee of King Candy Company living at 1125 Stella Avenue with her brother and her mother. In the 1912-13 edition of the directory she was listed as “Emma L. Going, trained nurse, residence at 1502 Alston, telephone Rosedale 753.” She reap­peared there in the 1914 edition. In 1916 “Emma Going, Nurse,” was living at 1900 College Avenue.

In the 1912, 1913 and 1914 “Miss H. Kearney Going” also “boarded at 1513 Alston Avenue. In 1918 she was rooming at 1610 Washington; in 1920 at 1401 Washington.” In 1922 and 1923 “Kearney H. Going” continued “boarding at 1401 Wash­ington. In 1925 she was living at 1313 Alston. From 1926 to 1931 she lived at 1605 Fairmont Avenue. Of this in­dividual nothing more is known.

Culmer Fred Gowen, son of Galin Gowen and Jane Gowen and namesake of his great-grandfather, was born in Ed­monton in 1886. In 1905, at age 19, he was married, perhaps in Alvarado, to Lillie G. Walker, “age 15, born in Texas.” She was a daugh­ter of Allen Walker, a Tennesseean.

Shortly afterward they were living in Alvarado. In the 1909-10 Ft. Worth city direc­tory Culmer Fred Gowen was shown in residence at 2317 Vickery Boulevard. Included in the house­hold were his wife, Lillie G. Walker Gowen; his mother, Jane Gowen and his sister, Emma L. Gowen. At that time he was listed as a “fireman.” In 1911 he was living at 1125 Stella Av­enue and was shown as an “engineer.” In 1913 he removed to 1502 Mays Avenue, Dallas and was included in the 1914 Dallas city directory as an engineer for Cliff Ice & Cold Storage Company.

In the 1916 and 1918 editions of the Ft. Worth city directory he was back at 1125 Stella Avenue. He was employed as a ma­chinist by Waples-Platter Grocery Company. Lil­lie G. Walker Gowen was employed by King Candy Company.

In 1919 Culmer Fred Gowen returned to Dallas and lived at 1804 Spencer Street. He was listed in the Dallas city directory as an engineer for Central Ice & Cold Storage, living at 1410 McKell.

Culmer Fred Gowen and Lillie G. Walker Gowen “of Dallas” gave a warranty deed to Paul Longeway to Lot 14, Block 20, Union Depot Addition, Ft. Worth for $1,275 March 29, 1921, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 701, page 68.

Culmer Fred Gowen died October 20, 1924 and was buried in Oak­lawn Cemetery. Lillie G. Walker Gowen survived her hus­band for 48 years.

When she was interviewed in 1960 she reported that the Gowens who re­mained at Edmonton operated a hotel there. A visit there in 1971 turned up no members of the Gowen fam­ily and none were listed in area telephone directories.

Lillie G. Walker Gowen in 1960 lived at 5503 Vanderbilt in Dal­las. When she died August 4, 1972 she lived on Seagoville Road in Dallas. She was buried beside her husband.

Children born to Culmer Fred Gowen and Lillie G. Walker Gowen in­clude:

Darrell Cecil Gowen born March 22, 1907
Evelyn Louise Gowen born in 1909
William Edward Gowen born May 1, 1911
Marshall Raymond Gowen born December 24, 1913
Culmer Fred Gowen, Jr. born February 8, 1916

Darrell Cecil Gowen, son of Culmer Fred Gowen and Lil­lie G. Walker Gowen, was born March 22, 1907 at Alvarado, ac­cording to Texas BVS File 219932. In 1942 he was married to Mildred Carter, and they lived in the Dal­las area. He died May 1, 1963 at Houston, Texas, according to Texas BVS File 31375. He was buried in Calvary Hill Cemetery in north Dallas.

A daughter was born to Darrell Cecil Gowen and Mildred Carter Gowen:

Evelyn Jean Gowen born November 10, 1942

Evelyn Jean Gowen, daughter of Darrell Cecil Gowen and Mil­dred Carter Gowen, was born November 10, 1942 in Dallas. In 1957 she was married to William Seifert. In 1972 they lived in Dallas.

Evelyn Louise Gowen, daughter of Culmer Fred Gowen and Lillie G. Walker Gowen, was born in 1909 at Alvarado. She was married about 1929 to James F. Snyder. They lived in Dallas where she died in 1942. She was buried in Calvary Hill Cemetery.

William Edward Gowen, son of Culmer Fred Gowen and Lillie G. Walker Gowen, was born May 12, 1911 in Ft. Worth, ac­cording to Tarrant County Birth Book 11, page 302. Texas State Bureau of Vital Statistics files show his date of birthe as May 1, 1912. He died unmarried August 3, 1969 in Dallas and was buried in Rest­land Military Cemetery.

Marshall Raymond Gowen, son of Culmer Fred Gowen and Lillie G. Walker Gowen, was born December 24, 1913 in Dal­las, according to Texas BVS File 41083. On March 28, 1944 he was married to Ruby Lucille Clarkston who was born in Hunt County, Texas. In October 1972 Marshall Raymond Gowen, a switchman for Southern Pacific Railroad, lived on Seagoville Road in Dallas.

One daughter was born to this union:

Neva Fay Gowen born March 20, 1945

Neva Fay Gowen, daughter of Marshall Raymond Gowen and Ruby Lucille Clarkston Gowen, was born March 20, 1945. She was married January 20, 1962 to Jerry Wayne Campbell. The cou­ple and their three sons continued to live in Dallas in Octo­ber 1972.

Culmer Fred Gowen, Jr., son of Culmer Fred Gowen and Lillie G. Walk­er Gowen, was born at Ft. Worth, according to Tarrant County Birth Book 14, page 768. While serving aboard the U.S.S. Honolulu during World War II he was killed by enemy action and buried at sea, leaving no descen­dants.

Lydia A. Gowen, daughter of William R. Gowen and Amanda B. Hinton Gowen, was born in Green County, Kentucky in 1848, accord­ing to the 1860 Adair County census. She ap­peared as a two-year-old in the 1850 census and as an 11-year-old in the 1860 cen­sus. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Cornelia Gowen, daughter of William R. Gowen and Amanda B. Hinton Gowen, was born in Adair County in 1849. She ap­peared in her father’s household in the 1850 cen­sus as a one-year-old. She reappeared in 1860 as a nine-year-old. Of this individual nothing more is known.

John Gowen, son of William R. Gowen and Amanda B. Hinton Gowen, was born in 1852 in Adair County. He appeared as a seven-year-old in the 1860 census of Adair County. Of this individual nothing more is known.

William R. Gowen, Jr, son of William R. Gowen and Amanda B. Hinton Gowen, was born August 13, 1853 in Adair County, according to James O. Gowen, Foundation member of Tennyson, Indiana. He ap­peared in the 1860 enumeration of his father’s household as a five-year-old. He was mar­ried in 1876 to Martha An Hill, a native of Kentucky.

In the 1880 census of Adair County they were recorded in his father’s household:

“Gowen, William R. 26, born in KY, father born in
VA, mother born in TN, farm
laborer
Martha 26, born in KY, father born in
KY, mother born in KY
Liza A. 3, born in KY, father born in
KY, mother born in KY
Wilfred 3/12, born in KY, father born in
KY, mother born in KY”

He died September 10, 1927, according to the research of James O. Gowen.

Children born to William R. Gowen, Jr. and Martha Ann Hill Gowen include:

Liza A. Gowen born in 1877
Wilfred Gowen born in 1880

Liza A. Gowen, daughter of William R. Gowen and Martha Gowen, was born in 1877 in Adair County. She appeared in the 1880 census of her grandfather’s household as a three-year-old. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Wilfred Gowen, son of William R. Gowen and Martha Gowen, was born in 1880 in Adair County and was enumer­ated that year as a three-month-old infant in his grandfather’s household.

Although nothing more is known of Wilfred Gowen, his name suggested a slender thread linking his family with that of Wil­fred Burleson Gowen of Davidson County, Tennessee and Holmes County, Mississippi. This unusual name was handed down in the Gowen family and indicates a possible relationship between the Kentucky and Tennessee branches of the Gowen family.

Amanda J. Gowen, daughter of William R. Gowen and Amanda B. Hinton Gowen, was born in Adair County in 1856. She ap­peared as a four-year-old in the 1860 enumeration of her fa­ther’s household. She was married in 1876 to William R. Singleton.

Permilia Gowen, daughter of William R. Gowen and Amanda B. Hinton Gowen, was born in Adair County in 1858. She ap­peared as a two-year-old in the 1860 census of that county. Of this individual nothing more is known.

James Wiley Gowen, son of William R. Gowen and Polly Brock Gowen, was born in Adair County in 1868. He ap­peared in his father’s household in the 1880 census of Adair County as a 12-year-old. He was married August 10, 1904 to Alva Maupin in Metcalfe County, Kentucky. He was 36, and she was 18.

Mary “Polly” Gowen, daughter of Frederick Gowen and Nancy Coomer Gowen, was born in 1824 in Patrick County, Virginia, ac­cording to her 1860 census enumeration. In 1833 she lived in Lee County, Virginia, and in 1835 she was in Pu­laski County, Kentucky. About 1845, at age 21, she was mar­ried, probably in Pulaski County, to William Chadowick, a farmer who was born in Buncombe County, North Carolina. In 1850 the family was living in Adair County.

In 1860 the household of William Chadowick was enumerated in the federal census of Adair County as Household 245-245, very near that of his brother-in-law, William R. Gowen, Household No. 243-243:

Chadowick, William 37, born in Buncombe Co,
NC, farmer, $150
personal property
Polly 36, born in Patrick Co, VA
John 14, born in Pulaski Co, KY
David 12, born in Pulaski Co, KY
Nancy 10, born in Adair Co, KY
Frederick 8, born in Adair Co, KY
Elizabeth D. 6, born in Adair Co, KY
Harriett 4, born in Adair Co, KY”

They removed to Gibson County, Indiana along with their Gowen relatives.

Children born to William Chadowick and Polly Gowen Chad­owick include:

John Chadowick born in 1846
David Chadowick born in 1848
Nancy Chadowick born in 1850
Frederick Chadowick born July 27, 1851
Elizabeth D. Chadowick born in 1854
Harriett Chadowick born in 1856

John Chadowick, son of William Chadowick and Polly Gowen Chadowick, was born in Adair County in 1846. He appeared there as a 14-year old in the 1860 census. He was married about 1867 in Gibson County, Indiana to Indiana Hartley.

David Chadowick, son of William Chadowick and Polly Gowen Chadowick, was born in 1848 in Adair County. He was mar­ried about 1869 in Gibson County , wife’s name Lucy Ann.

Nancy Chadowick, daughter of William Chadowick and Polly Gowen Chadowick, was born in Adair County in 1850. She appeared there as a 10-year-old in the 1860 census.

Frederick Chadowick, son of William Chadowick and Polly Gowen Chadowick, was born July 27, 1851 in Adair County, according to Norma Florence Walton Jolly, a descendant of Malakoff, Texas in 1993. He appeared there in the 1860 cen­sus as an eight-year-old. He was married December 13, 1874 to Mary E. Owens in Gibson County. He died in 1925 and was buried in Davidson Ceme­tery, Pike County, Indiana.

Children born to Frederick Chadowick and Mary E. Owens Chadowick include:

William Thomas Chadowick born April 3. 1879

William Thomas Chadowick, son of Frederick Chadowick and Mrs. E. Owens Chadowick, was born in Henderson County, Kentucky April 3, 1879. In 1905 he lived in Pike County.

Children born to him include:

Lillie F. Chadowick born December 23, 1905

Lillie F. Chadowick, daughter of William Thomas Chadow­ick, was born December 23, 1905 in Pike County. She was married about 1922, husband’s name Walton.

Children born to them include:

Norma Florence Walton born March 3, 1924

Norma Florence Walton, daughter of Lillie F. Chadowick Walton, was born March 3, 1924 in Pike County. She was mar­ried about 1946 to R. Jolly. In 1993 they lived on Cedar Creek Lake at Malakoff, Texas.

Elizabeth D. Chadowick, daughter of William Chadowick and Polly Gowen Chadowick, was born in Adair County in 1852. She was recorded as a six-year-old in the 1860 census there. She was married about 1870 to Arthur Moore.

Harriett Chadowick, daughter of William Chadowick and Polly Gowen Chadowick, was born in 1856. She was re­ported as a four-year-old in the 1860 census of Adair County. She was married August 19, 1875 in Gibson County to James D. Crow.

Allen Gowen, son of Frederick Gowen and Nancy Coomer Gowen, was born in 1830 in Patrick County, Virginia. His name suggests a link between his family and that of William Gowen and Sarah Allen Gowen. In the 1850 census of Adair County he appeared in his father’s household as “age 20, born in Virginia, illiterate.” He was married in 1851 to Janettie J. Tarter, according to Adair County Marriage Book 2-6, page 150. He was recorded at age 21; she was 17.

His household, No. 244-244, appeared in the 1860 census of Adair County adjoining that of his father and William R. Gowen and William Chadowick:

“Going, Allen 28, born in Patrick County, VA,
farmer, $200 real estate, $300
personal property
Jane 26, born in Pulaski County, KY
Eliza Ann 7, born in Adair County, KY
Albert T. 5, born in Adair County, KY
Milford E. 2, born in Adair County, KY”

His household was recorded a second time [as No. 278-278] in the 1860 census of Adair County, according to the research of Steve Gowen:

“Going, Allen 27, born in Patrick County, VA, farmer, $200 real estate, $300
personal property
Jane 24, born in Pulaski County, KY
Eliza Ann 6, born in Adair County, KY
Albert T. 4, born in Adair County, KY
Milford E. 2, born in Adair County, KY”

Allen Gowen and Janettie J. Tarter Gowen did not appear in subsequent census returns of Adair County.

Children born to them include:

Hugh M. Gowen born October 12, 1852
Eliza Ann Gowen born in 1853
Albert T. Gowen born in 1855
Milford E. Gowen born in 1858
William R. Gowen born December 19, 1861
Cornelius D. Gowen born February 14, 1867

Hugh M. Gowen, son of Allen Gowen and Janettie J. Tarter Gowen, was born October 12, 1852 in Adair County. He died there “of the flux” in 1856.

Eliza Ann Gowen, daughter of Allen Gowen and Janettie J. Tarter Gowen, was born in 1853 in Adair County. She ap­peared there in the 1860 census as a seven-year-old. She was married September 2, 1875 to David Evans.

Albert T. Gowen, son of Allen Gowen and Janettie J. Tarter Gowen, was born in 1855 in Adair County. He reappeared there as a five-year-old in the 1860 census.

Larkin Gowen, son of Frederick Gowen and Nancy Coomer Gowen, was born April 15, 1833 in Lee County, Virginia. Two years later his family lived in Pulaski County. In 1849 they removed to Green County, and in 1850 he appeared in Adair County in his father’s household as an 18-year-old illiterate farmer.

According to the family bible, he was married December 14, 1854 to Louisa C. Coffey who was born May 26, 1827 in Adair County. In 1857 the couple lived in Carroll County, Virginia, adjoining Patrick County where he must have still had relatives. One of their sons was born there. By 1859 they had returned to Adair County.

In 1860 the family appeared in Adair County, Civil District 1 in the federal census as:

Going, Larkin 27, born in Lee County, VA,
farmer, $200 real estate
Louisa C. 31, born in Adair County, KY
Matthew W. 4, born in Adair County, KY
Frederick D. 3, born in Carroll County, KY
Larkin L. 11/12, born in Adair Co, KY”

Larkin Gowen and Louisa C. Coffey Gowen did not appear in subsequent enumerations of Adair County. He was a resident of Gibson County, Indiana when his father died there in 1872, according to Gibson County Probate Book S, page 284.

Apparently Louisa C. Coffey Gowen died, [error] and Larkin Gowen was remarried about 1879, wife’s name unknown. His wife and their baby were burned to death at Midway, Indiana in Spencer County. A news story about their deaths appeared in the April 25, 1881 edition of the “New Albany Ledger-Standard:”

“The details of a most horrible calamity that occurred near the little town of Midway, in Spencer County, a few days ago, have been related to a Ledger-Standard reporter by a gentleman who today returned to this city from a business trip to that part of the state. Mr. Larkin Gowen is a farmer who resides near Midway. His wife, while he was out at the barn at work, was engaged in her domestic duties, her infant lying asleep on the bed nearby. Mrs. Gowen, in passing near the open fire place, accidentally set fire to her dress, and the inflammable material was speedily in a blaze.

The unfortunate woman in her fright, leaped into the bed where her infant lay, intending to smother out the flames by covering herself with the bed clothing. Her blazing garments, however, set fire to the bed clothes, and the wretched woman leaped from the bed to the floor where she fell in a swoon, overcome by her fright and the intense pain that she suffered. She was literally roasted, all of her clothing having burned from her body.

Her screams were heard by her husband who hastened to the house. His first care was to snatch the infant from the burning bed; but it had already been fatally burned. The poor mother lay in an insensible condition on the floor, but the agony of her suffering was not of long endurance, for death came to her relief. The calamity is one of the saddest that ever occurred in that part of the state. Mr. Gowen had a severe struggle with the flames ignited by the burning bed before he got them suppressed. He is an excellent citizen and has the sympathy of all who know him.”

Larkin Gowen died April 3, 1895 and Louisa C. Coffey Gowen died August 11, 1897, according to the family bible.

Recorded in the bible of Larkin Gowen which was printed in Philadelphia in 1868 by William W. Harding, were many marriages, births and deaths.

The following marriages were recorded:

“Larkin Gowen L. C. Coffey December 14, 1854
Matthew M. Gowen Pharilla Frederick March 18, 1880
Frederick D. Gowen Tilla Wilkerson January 30, 1881
Daisy Mae Gowen John Franklin Douthitt September 8, 1901
Katie Ethel Gowen Della F. Roberts June 16, 1907
Claud Gowen Flora Scala May 1901
Laura Myrtle Gowen Frank Byers December 24, 1910
Flossie Irene Gowen Lester J. Skelton June 28, 1919

The following births were recorded

Quin Tillia Wilkerson October 13, 1860
Matthew M. Gowen October 27, 1855
Frederick D. Gowen April 14, 1857
Larkin L. Gowen August 7, 1859
Nancy J. Gowen May 9, 1862
Thomas G. Gowen November 21, 1864
William M. Gowen October 25, 1868
Larkin Gowen April 15, 1833
Louisa C. Gowen May 26, 1827
Daisy Mae Gowen January 10, 1882
Edith Gowen September 8, 1882
Claud Gowen December 9, 1884
Otis Orval Gowen October 8, 1886
Katie Ethel Gowen March 7, 1888
Laura Myrtle Gowen February 17, 1891
Harry Otto Gowen October 24, 1892
Flossie Irene Gowen October 20, 1895
Robert Ruffus Gowen May 27, 1902

The following deaths were recorded:

Nancy J. Gowen April 16, 1863
William M. Gowen February 10, 1884
Age 15 years, 3 months, 15 days
Larkin Gowen April 3, 1895
Louisa C. Gowen August 11, 1897
Tilla Gowen April 1927
Frederick Gowen
Polly Gowen January 8, 1855
Wife of William R. Gowen

Children born to Larkin Gowen and Louisa C. Coffee Gowen include:

Matthew Melvin Gowen born October 27, 1855
Frederick Dempsey Gowen born April 14, 1857
Larkin Luther Gowen born August 7, 1859
Nancy J. Gowen born May 9, 1862
Thomas G. Gowen born November 21, 1864
William M. Gowen born October 25, 1868
Matthew Melvin Gowen, son of Larkin Gowen and Louisa C. Coffee Gowen, was born October 17, 1855. He was married March 18, 1880 to Pharilla Frederick. He died November 14, 1905 in Pike County, Indiana. Children born to Matthew Melvin Gowen and Pharilla Frederick Gowen are unknown.

Frederick Dempsey Gowen, son of Larkin Gowen and Louisa C. Coffee Gowen, was born April 14, 1857 in Carroll County, Missouri. He was married January 30, 1881 to Quintilla Wilkinson. He died in 1940 in Warwick County, Indiana. Children born to Frederick Dempsey Gowen and Quintilla Wilkinson Gowen are unknown.

Larkin Luther Gowen, son of Larkin Gowen and Louisa C. Coffee Gowen, was born August 7, 1859 at Big Creek, Ken­tucky in Adair County. He was married June 16, 1885 to An­nie Donahoo. In 1888 they were living in Evansville, Indiana when a son was born. She died in April 1927. He died in 1935 in Evansville and was buried in Warwick County. Children born to Larkin Luther Gowen and Annie Donahoo Gowen include:

Frank Florian Gowen born January 5, 1888

Frank Florian Gowen, only known child born of Luther L. Gowen and Anne Donohue Gowen was born January 5, 1888 in Evansville, Indiana. He arrived in El Paso, Texas in 1905.

On October 6, 1917 he was married to Vera Werle, age 19, who was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Frank Florian Gowen lived at the Elks Club at that time.

He received an assignment from S. G. Vidler September 1, 1928 to mineral rights on 40 acres of land located in Section 162, Block 32 near Monahans, Texas, according to Ward County Deed Book 45, page 45.

No children were born to Frank Florian Gowen and Vera Werle Gowen, however on September 10, 1930 they adopted Lorena Griggs in Dallas, Texas, according to Dallas County Deed Book 1650, page 110. She was renamed Jo Ann Lyn Gowen, according to Lyn Ann Edens Harris, her daughter of Lubbock, Texas.

Frank Florian Gowen was the owner of the Smoke Shop in El Paso. He died August 27, 1948 and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso.

Vera Werle Gowen continued to live in El Paso and in 1971 was listed in the city directory as a nursery helper employed by the First Baptist Church. In 1975 she lived at 2930 Frank­ford Avenue, according to the El Paso telephone directory.

Children reared by Frank Florian Gowen and Vera Werle Gowen include:

Jo Ann Lynn Gowen born about 1928

Jo Ann Lynn Gowen, only child of Frank Florian Gowen and Vera Werle Gowen, was born in Dallas, Texas about 1928. She was married about 1948, husband’s name Edens. In 1975 Jo Ann Lynn Gowen Edens lived in El Paso, Texas

Children born to Jo Ann Lyn Gowen Edens include:

Frank Gowen Edens born about 1949
Cheryl Virginia Edens born about 1950
Lyn Ann Edens born about 1952
Gary Charles Edens born about 1955
Kenneth Roy Edens born about 1958

Nancy J. Gowen, daughter of Larkin Gowen and Louisa C. Coffee Gowen, was born May 9, 1862. She died April 16, 1863.

Thomas G. Gowen, son of Larkin Gowen and Louisa C. Coffee Gowen, was born November 21, 1864 in Pike County, Indi­ana. He was married November 16, 1892 to La Dora Davis. He died February 14, 1937 in Warwick County, Indiana. Children born to Thomas G. Gowen and La Dora Davis Gowen are unknown.

William M. Gowen, son of Larkin Gowen and Louisa C. Cof­fee Gowen, was born October 25, 1868 in Pike County, Indi­ana. He died February 10, 1884 in Warwick County “at the age of 15 years, 3 months, 15 days,” according to the family bible..

Elizabeth G. Gowen, daughter of Frederick Gowen and Nancy Coomer Gowen, was born in 1835 in Pulaski County. She ap­peared in the 1850 census of her father’s household as a 15-year-old. She was still listed by her maiden name in the will of her father written in 1872. She was married at age 42 August 30, 1877 to Enoch Noland, age 48, according to Gibson County Marriage Book 4, page 213. He died January 30, 1901 in Gibson County. She died February 12, 1901, according to James O. Gowen.

Frederick Gowen, Jr, son of Frederick Gowen and Nancy Coomer Gowen, was born October 9, 1941 in Pulaski County. He appeared in the 1850 census of his father’s household as an eight-year-old. Fredrick Gowen married about 1871 to Mary Jane Sullivan Phillips, a widow, after his arrival in Indiana. She was born March 18, 1838 in Gibson County, Indiana to Henry S. Sullivan, a native of Kentucky and Nancy Phillips Sullivan. Her first husband was John G. Phillips, according to the research of Clara Jean Grider Sexton Fry.

Frederick Gowen was mentioned in the probate of his father’s estate in 1873 as a resident of Pike County, Indiana.

Frederick Gowen, Jr. was enumerated in the 1880 census of Gibson County. The family appeared in Enumeration District 104, page 11 as:

“Gowen, Frederick 38, born in KY
Mary J. 41, born in IN, wife
Mina 7, born in IN, daughter
Elmer 5, born in IN, son
Phillips, Nancy 17, born in IN, step-daughter
Payton 15, born in IN, step-son”

Frederick Gowen, Jr. died at age 76 December 30, 1917 in Washington township, according to Gibson County Death Book H40. Mary Jane Sullivan Phillips Gowen died February 18, 1918 in Wabash township and was buried at Hazelton, Indiana, according to Gibson County Death Book H40. Both may have died in the influenza epidemic.

Children born to them included:

Elmina Gowen born October 30, 1872
Elmer Gowen born in 1875

Elmina Gowen, daughter of Frederick Gowen, Jr. and Mary Jane Sullivan Phillips Gowen, was born October 30, 1872 in In­diana. She appeared as a seven-year-old in the 1880 census of Gibson County. She was married October 3, 1894 to Clarence Davidson. She died March 8, 1955 in Pike County.

Elmer Gowen, son of Frederick Gowen, Jr. and Mary Jane Sullivan Phillips Gowen, was born in Indiana in 1875. He ap­peared as a five-year-old in the 1880 census of Gibson County. He was married April 6, 1904 to Florence Hornbrock. He died in Detroit, Michigan. Children born to Elmer Gowen and Flo­rence Hornbrock Gowen are unknown.
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Jonathan Henry Gowen was a son of William Gowen and Bet­sey Moss Gowen, according to the research of Clara Jean Grider Sexton Fry. It is suggested that he was a kinsman of Frederick Gowen because he appears to be closely associated with him. Melungeon characteristics are also found among his descendants. He was born in 1822 in Patrick County, Virginia, according to the 1860 census of Adair County, Kentucky. He was born in 1827, according to the research of Jessie Gowen Thompson. On February 6, 1846 “Jonathan Goen” was married to Hannah J. Beasley, according to “Surry County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868.”

She was also born in Patrick County about 1826, and both of her parents were born in Virginia, according to the census enu­meration. She was born August 15, 1829, according to the re­search of Jessie Gowen Thompson. J. Allen Berryman was the bondsman for the marriage. Later that year “James Goen” was married to Elizabeth Beasley, according to the Surry County volume. Eli Crouk was bondsman. “Morgan Goin” was married April 5, 1862 by J. Gray, J.P. William Gilmer was bondsman.

An interesting court record was found in an old book found at Patrick County Library and given to the Historical Museum in 1987. On page 17 appeared an entry: “Dec. 1836 [The following entry was crossed out]: Elizabeth Beazly v. Thomas Tatum, Executor of Thomas Beazly, deceased, Hannah Going, alias Beazly, Thomas Going alias Beazly, Hardin Going, alias Beazly, Seaton Chandler and Hannah Chandler, his wife, formerlyHannah Going, alias Beazly, Benjamin Harris and Catherine Harris, his wife, formerly Catherine Going, alias Beazly, Polly Beazly, Mary Chandler, James [or Jane] Chandler, Lucinda Chandler, Priscilla Chandler and Judith Chandler. Spa in Chancery- No Spa.”

Jonathan Henry Gowen and Hannah J. Beasley Gowen were enumerated in the 1850 census of Stokes County, North Car­olina, along with “James Going and Betsy [Beasley?] Going and their children next door, with a Beasley household be­tween them and John Going, his wife, Margaret and a 15-year-old boy, LeRoy Going,” according to the research of Steve Gowen.

From 1844 until 1855 Jonathan Henry Gowen lived in Stokes County, just across the state line from Patrick County. By 1857, he had removed to join Frederick Gowen in Adair County. A photograph of Jonathan Henry Gowen indicates him to be a tall, lean, stern man with a full growth of neck whiskers. He was a hunting dog fancier, and descendants “swore that he loved his dogs more than his children.” Con­sequently, none of his children would tolerate a dog on his homestead after he was grown.

His household appeared in the 1860 census of Adair County. Fortunately for genealogists, the enumerator saw fit to include the county of birth for each individual:

“Going, Jonathan 38, born in Patrick Co, VA,
farmer
Hannah 34, born in Patrick Co, VA
Mary F. 15, born in Stokes Co, NC
Sarah J. 13, born in Stokes Co, NC
John 11, born in Stokes Co, NC
Fanny 9, born in Stokes Co, NC
Thomas J. [twin] 5, born in Stokes Co, NC
Henry C. [twin] 5, born in Stokes Co, NC
Susan E. 3, born in Adair Co, KY
Frederick 3/12, born in Adair Co, KY”

He served as a private during the Civil War in Co. G, Thirty-seventh Kentucky Infantry Regiment. His household reap­peared June 22, 1870 located seven miles west of Columbia, Kentucky as Household 119-119:

“Gowen, Jonathan 46, born in VA, farmer, $300 per­
sonal prop, $3,000 real estate
Hannah 44, born in VA
Andrew J. 18, born in NC, farmer
Thomas J. 14, born in NC, farmer
Henry C. 14, born in NC, farmer
Susan E. 12, born in KY
Jonathan 10, born in KY
Nancy M. 8, born in KY
Martha A. 6, born in KY
Cornelius 3, born in KY
Emily 2/12, born in KY”

On June 10, 1880 the household of Jonathan Henry Gowen ap­peared in Adair County at Gradyville, Kentucky, Civil District 5, Enumeration District 4, page 19:

Gowen, Jonathan 55, born in VA, father born in
[blank], mother born in NC,
farmer
Hannah 53, born in VA, father born in VA,
mother born in VA, wife
Elizabeth 21, born in KY, father born in VA,
mother born in VA, daughter
Nancy M. 17, born in KY, father born in VA,
mother born in VA, daughter
Cornelius 15, born in KY, father born in VA,
mother born in VA, son, farmer
Emley 9, born in KY, father born in VA
mother born in VA, daughter”

According to the family bible owned in 1972 by Martha Ann Gowen McGrath, a descendant of Louisville, Kentucky, chil­dren born to them include:

Mary Frances Gowen born January 23, 1848
Sarah Jane Gowen born May 4, 1849
John Gowen born in 1850
Andrew Jackson Gowen born February 2, 1851
Fanny Gowen born February 2, 1853
Thomas Jefferson Gowen born June 12, 1855
Henry Clay Gowen born June 12, 1855
Susan Elizabeth Gowen born in 1858
Jonathan Frederick Gowen born January 10, 1859
Nancy M. Gowen born April 20, 1962
Martha Alice Gowen born in 1864
Cornelius C. Gowen born February 14, 1867
Emily Gowen born in April 1870

Mary Frances Gowen, daughter of Jonathan Henry Gowen and Hannah J. Beasley Gowen, was born January 23, 1848 in Stokes County, according to the family bible. She appeared as a 15-year-old in the 1860 enumeration of her father’s house­hold in Adair County. She was married there about 1866 to Jonathan Moore.

Children born to them include:

Willie Lee Moore born about 1868
John Wess Moore born about 1870
Warren Moore born about 1872
Polly Ann Moore born about 1874
Charlie Best Moore born about 1875
Andrew Moore born about 1877
Luther Thomas Moore born about 1879
Clay Moore born about 1882

Willie Lee Moore, child of Jonathan Moore and Mary Frances Gowen Moore, was born about 1868.

John Wess Moore, son of Jonathan Moore and Mary Frances Gowen Moore, was born about 1870. He was married about 1893 to Eva Coomer.

Warren Moore, son of Jonathan Moore and Mary Frances Gowen Moore, was born about 1872. He was married about 1895 to Delie Sneed, according to Clara Jean Grider Sexton Fry. Later he was remarried, wife’s name Mary. He was mar­ried a third time to Emma Tucker.

Polly Ann Moore, daughter of Jonathan Moore and Mary Frances Gowen Moore, was born about 1874. She was mar­ried about 1889 to Randal Cole.

Children born to them include:

Walter Cole born December 29, 1890
Felix Cole born about 1894
Lawrence Cole born about 1898
Allen Cole born September 16, 1906
Nellie Cole born June 3, 1913
Opal Cole [twin] born February 3, 1920
Bea Cole [twin] born February 3, 1920

Walter Cole, son of Randal Cole and Polly Ann Moore Cole, was born December 29, 1890. He was married about 1913, wife’s name Aurora. She was born in 1893. She died in 1970, and he died August 21, 1974.

Felix Cole, son of Randal Cole and Polly Ann Moore Cole , was born about 1894.

Lawrence Cole, son of Randal Cole and Polly Ann Moore Cole, was born about 1898.

Allen Cole, son of Randal Cole and Polly Ann Moore Cole, was born September 16, 1906, according to Clara Jean Grider Sexton Fry. He was married about 1929, wife’s name Hallie. He died July 23, 1975.

Nellie Cole, daughter of Randal Cole and Polly Ann Moore Cole, was born June 3, 1913.

Opal Cole, twin daughter of Randal Cole and Polly Ann Moore Cole, was born February 3, 1920.

Bea Cole, twin daughter of Randal Cole and Polly Ann Moore Cole, was born February 3, 1920. She is believed to have been married about 1937, husband’s name Taylor.

Charlie Best Moore, son of Jonathan Moore and Mary Frances Gowen Moore, was born about 1875. He was married about 1898 to Sally Coomer.

Andrew Moore, son of Jonathan Moore and Mary Frances Gowen Moore, was born about 1877. He was married about 1900 to Carrie Compton.

Luther Thomas Moore, son of Jonathan Moore and Mary Frances Gowen Moore, was born about 1879. He did not marry.

Clay Moore, son of Jonathan Moore and Mary Frances Gowen Moore, was born about 1882. He was married about 1905 to Edna Wilcox.

Sarah Jane Gowen, daughter of Jonathan Henry Gowen and Hannah J. Beasley Gowen, was born May 5, 1849 in Stokes County. She appeared as 13-year-old in the 1860 census of Adair County. She was married about 1867 to Ulysses Pike and moved to Missouri the following year, according to Clara Jean Grider Sexton Fry.

A son was born to them:

Ulysses Pike, Jr. born about 1869

John Gowen, son of Jonathan Henry Gowen and Hannah J. Beasley Gowen, was born in 1849 in Stokes County. He ap­peared in the 1860 census of Adair County as an 11-year-old, but did not reappear in the 1870 and 1880 enumerations. He was married in 1877 to Harriett Coomer, daughter of William R. Coomer and Delilah Coomer, according to Adair County Marriage Book 9, page 126. Harriett Coomer Gowen died, and he moved “out west,” according to Clara Jean Grider Sexton Fry. Children born to John Gowen and Harriett Coomer Gowen are unknown.

Andrew Jackson Gowen, son of Jonathan Henry Gowen and Hannah J. Beasley Gowen, was born February 2, 1851 in Stokes County. He did not appear in his father’s household in the 1860 census, but did appear as an 18-year-old farmer in the 1870 enumeration of Adair County. He was married October 28, 1873 to Nancy Adeline Rowe “at Preston B. Rowe’s”, according to Clara Jean Grider Sexton Fry.

He appeared as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Adair County, Enumeration District 4, page 20, two households removed from that of his father:

“Gowen, Andy J. 28, born in NC, father born in VA,
mother born in VA, farm laborer
Nancy A. 25, born in KY, father born in KY,
mother born in KY, wife”

He operated a store and a sawmill in Adair County. Andrew Jackson Gowen appeared in the 1903 city directory of Dallas, Texas as a driver for Henry T. Pollock Trunk Company and lived at 370 Williams, the address of his brother, Thomas Jef­ferson Gowen who was also employed by the same firm. In the 1904 city directory Andrew Jackson Gowen was listed as a salesman for L. B. Price Mercantile Company and was “boarding at 152 Motley.” It is believed that they returned to Adair County shortly afterward. He died at age 71 September 24, 1922, according to Jessie Gowen Thompson. His death was recorded in Kentucky Death Records, Vol. 39, Certificate No. 19148. They were buried in “the old Moss Cemetery,” according to Clara Jean Grider Sexton Fry. No children were born to Andrew Jackson Gowen and Nancy Adeline Roe Gowen, but they reared three children by the name of Taylor.

Fanny Gowen, daughter of Jonathan Henry Gowen and Hannah J. Beasley Gowen, was born February 2, 1853 in Stokes County. She appeared in her father’s household in the 1870 census of Adair County as a nine-year-old. She was married in 1869 to Meredith J. Harper who was born De­cember 27, 1852. He died September 28, 1912, and she was remarried to Peter Compton. She died June 11, 1937 and was buried in the Moss Cemetery beside her first husband.

Children born to Meredith Harper and Fanny Gowen Harper include:

Nancy Margaret Harper born about 1870
William Riley Harper born in 1871
Joe Taylor Harper born about 1873
Laura Ann Harper born in 1875
Henry Martin Harper born about 1878
Claudius Harper born February 14, 1880
Bert Harper born about 1883

Nancy Margaret Harper, daughter of Meredith Harper and Fanny Gowen Harper, was born about 1870. She was mar­ried about 1878 to Clarence Coomer.

William Riley Harper, son of Meredith Harper and Fanny Gowen Harper, was born in 1871 in Adair County. He was married about 1894 to Cena Bloyd. They moved to Texas about 1896.

Children born to them include:

Otis Harper born in 1896
Waldo Harper born about 1897
Johnny Harper born in 1898
Fannie Harper born in 1900
Mary Harper born in 1902
Porter Harper born in 1906
Cena Harper born in 1908
William H. Harper born in 1910
Earl Harper born in 1914
Paul Harper born in 1915
William Riley Harper, Jr. born in 1918

Otis Harper, son of William Riley Harper and Cena Boyd Harper, was born in 1896. He died in Texas in 1910.

Waldo Harper, son of William Riley Harper and Cena Boyd Harper, was born about 1897. He died when five days old.

Johnny Harper, son of William Riley Harper and Cena Boyd Harper, was born in 1898. Two sons and two daughters were born to him.

Fannie Harper, daughter of William Riley Harper and Cena Boyd Harper, was born in 1900. She was married about 1918, husband’s name Sluder.

Children born to them include:

John Sluder born about 1920
Lounett Sluder born about 1924
Herman Sluder born about 1926
Ruth Sluder born about 1929
Wanda Sluder born about 1932
David Sluder born about 1936

Mary Harper, daughter of William Riley Harper and Cena Boyd Harper, was born in 1902. She was married about 1920, hus­band’s name Kretzschman.

Children born to them include:

Claire Kretzschman born about 1922
Samuel Lee Kretzschman born about 1924
Daniel Kretzschman born about 1926
Bobby Ray Kretzschman born about 1929

Porter Harper, son of William Riley Harper and Cena Boyd Harper, was born in 1906. He died in 1981.

Children born to him include:

Johnny Harper born about 1930
Martha Harper born about 1932
Glendon Harper born about 1935
Kenneth Harper born about 1938

Cena Harper, daughter of William Riley Harper and Cena Boyd Harper, was born in 1908. She was married about 1926, hus­band’s name Pierce. Later she was remarried, hus­band’s name Durham.

Children born to her include:

George Pierce born about 1928
Katherine Pierce born about 1931
Clifford Pierce born about 1934

William H. Harper, son of William Riley Harper and Cena Boyd Harper, was born in 1910.

Children born to him include:

Benny Harper born about 1935
Lanier Harper born about 1937
William Douglas Harper born about 1941
Donald Keith Harper born about 1947

Earl Harper, son of William Riley Harper and Cena Boyd Harper, was born in 1914.

Children born to him include:

Earl Gene Harper born about 1940
Charles Harper born about 1942
Jerry Harper born about 1947

Paul Harper, son of William Riley Harper and Cena Boyd Harper, was born in 1915.

Children born to him include:

Betty Harper born about 1946
Leroy Harper born about 1950

William Riley Harper, Jr., son of William Riley Harper and Cena Boyd Harper, was born in 1918.

Children born to him include:

Sandra Kay Harper born about 1948

Joe Taylor Harper, son of Meredith Harper and Fanny Gowen Harper, was born about 1873. He was married about 1896 to Callie Wilcox.

Children born to them include:

Henry Harper born about 1898
Charlie Harper born about 1900
Connie Harper born about 1903
Mary Harper born about 1906
Flora Harper born about 1910

Laura Ann Harper, daughter of Meredith Harper and Fanny Gowen Harper, was born in 1875. She was married about 1896 to William Herbert Bennett, who was born in 1873. She died in 1951, and he died in 1961.

Children born to them include:

Lawrence Bennett born in 1898

Lawrence Bennett, son of William Herbert Bennett and Laura Ann Har­per Bennett, was born in 1898. He was mar­ried about 1921 to Nellie Pearl Franklin who was born in 1900. He died in 1962, and she died in 1986.

Children born to them include:

Thomas Bennett born about 1923
Chlotile Bennett born about 1925
May Ola Bennett born about 1928
Opal Bennett born about 1932
Jean Bennett born about 1935
Laurence Bennett ` born about 1938
Murrell Bennett born about 1942
Gerald Bennett born about 1946

Henry Martin Harper, son of Meredith Harper and Fanny Gowen Harper, was born about 1878. He was married about 1900 to Mary Alice Kessler.

Children born to them include:

John Henry Harper born about 1902

Claudius Harpers, son of Meredith Harper and Fanny Gowen Harper, was born February 14, 1880. He was mar­ried about 1902 to Mary Barley. Later he was remarried to Rebecca Coomer who was born January 1, 1877 to Floyd Coomer and Rachel Roach Coomer. Rebecca Coomer Harper died in 1943 and was buried in Moss Cemetery.

Children born to them include:

Edward Harper born in 1903
Beulah Harper born in 1905
Willie Clarence Harper born in 1906
[child] born about 1907
Jessie Harper born June 1, 1909
Hallie Harper born in 1911
Jimmie Johnson Harper born in 1913
Donnie Harper born 1915
Callie Elizabeth Donna Harper born in 1917
Claudis Harper born in 1921
Claudia Harper born April 1, 1924
Lillian Harper born in 1927
Flora Bell Harper born Dec. 25, 1920

Bert Harper, son of Meredith Harper and Fanny Gowen Harper, was born about 1883. He was married about 1906 to Montra Yarberry.

Children born to them include:

Anna Harper born about 1908
Louis Harper born about 1910
Thelma Harper born about 1913
Alfred Harper born about 1916
J. D. Harper born about 1920
Bert Harper, Jr. born about 1924

Alfred Harper, son of Bert Harper and Montra Yarberry Harper, was born about 1916. He was killed at Pearl Harbor in 1941, leaving a widow and one son.

Thomas Jefferson Gowen, twin son of Jonathan Henry Gowen and Hannah J. Beasley Gowen, was born June 12, 1855 in Stokes County, according to the family bible. He appeared in his father’s household in the 1860 census at Summersville, Kentucky as a five-year-old and again in the 1870 census as a 14-year-old farm laborer.

He was married in 1875 to Lucinda Margaret Floyd, daughter of James Floyd and Margaret Ann Bryant Floyd, according to Clara Jean Grider Sexton Fry. She was born in Kentucky Au­gust 11, 1858, and both of her parents were born in Kentucky, according to Pearl Elmore Gowen Wheeler. However, in the census of 1880 Lucinda Margaret Floyd Gowen advised the enumerator that she and both of her parents were born in North Carolina.

Thomas Jefferson Gowen appeared as the head of a household adjacent to that of his twin brother in Green County, Enumera­tion District 56, page 3:

“Gowin, Thomas J. 23, born in KY, father born in KY,
mother born in KY [errors],
laborer
Elizabeth 22, born in NC, father born in NC,
mother born in NC
Mary 3, born in KY, father born in KY,
mother born in KY
John 6/12, born in KY, father born in KY,
mother born in KY, born in
January 1880”

After killing two men in an 1887 [1897?] dancehall shootout in Green County, Kentucky, Thomas Jefferson Gowen kissed his wife and children goodbye and lit out for St. Louis. The sheriff, meanwhile, was searching for his twin brother, Henry Clay Gowen who was originally suspected in the crime. In St. Louis the 31-year-old fugitive bought a ticket on the St. Louis, San Francisco & Texas Railway. At Frisco, Texas, he stepped off the train to an uncertain freedom, according to Jessie Morgan Gowen, his daughter-in-law.

Sarah B. Wheeler Welch, a descendant of Thomas Jefferson Gowen wrote February 12, 2001 that she questioned the date of the reported dance hall shooting. She stated that she possessed a letter written by Hannah J. Beasley Gowen written March 21, 1890 addressed to her son Thomas Jefferson Gowen in “Sumersville, Kentucky.”

The letter, postmarked April 1, 1890 at Greensburg, Kentucky read:

“ Adair County
March the 21st 1890
Dear sun an dauter,

I seat mysrlf one time more to drop you a few lines to let you no that we are not well. I am right pourley my self. Nobody knows how mutch I suffered an no body don’t care. I don’t think I will be in the way mutch longer. I hope this will find you all well an doing.

Cat Cumton an Role Cofey is married an it looky like we cant get a girl to stay with us more than 4 or 5 weeks at a time an I don’t know what we will do with out we brake up an live a bout with the children.

Lucinday, emily has a girl bornd the 29th of December. Me and your pap an Mr. Beson was aming to cum down thair the 2 day of January, but it was a raining that morning. I want to see you all awful bad, but I don’t know whether I every will see you all any more or not. If I live I want to cum down thair one time more before I die.

Lucinda, I will send that hair in this letter fears I wont get to cum.

Tommy, I think you might cum to see your poor old father and mother. If Lucinda an the children cant cum I want you to rigt and let us hear from you.

Mary Hopper died the other day an was buried at Maris Chjapel. The house is burnt down. Thair is a heap of murders. Sun, a man got shot night before last at Gradyville. An one was shot over in Green the other week an a negro was shot at Gradyville at Christmas. Fouse Comton has got his pention, 6 hundred an 70. Emily call her baby Matty.

We had a bad storm through hear the other week. A heap of people lost thair meat. The Jints we cild Monday before Christmas we did not lose any as we no of. Nase lost 4 Joints. Every body I can hear of is going for the burley tobacco.

So I will close for this time. Right sure an don’t fail for I want to hear from you all. If I cant see you, [it] does me good to hear from you.

When this you see, think of poor me.

From Hannah Gowen to Tomas J. Gowen an family.”

She also wrote, “I also have in my possession a letter from Margaret A. Floyd Gowen written to her daughter Lucinda Gowen dated March 30, 1884 from Monroe, Kentucky. In both letters, the parents of each, Thomas J. Gowen and Lucinda Floyd Gowen, were urging them to come for a visit. They have heard that they were moving to Kansas and wanted to see them before they go and urged them ‘to suit yourselves closer to home.’”

The letter written by Margaret A. Floyd reads:

“ Monroe, Kentucky
March 30, 1884

Mrs. Lucinda Goins & Family,

Dear Friends,

I seat my self to write you a few lines in answer to your kind and welcome letter which has just come to hand.

This leaves us all tolerable well, except my self. I have not been able to do a day’s work since I was at your house last March.

Well, you wrote in your letter that you were a going to Kansas and wanted us to come and see you before you went. I am not able to ride horse back, and the river is too deep to cross in a wagon. So I cannot come to see you, but I would like for you all to come and see me before you go.

I was sorry to hear that you were going so far away. You had better suit your selves closer by, but if you go, I want you to rite to me often and tell me how you are getting along, and tell little Mary to learn how to rite and write to her Grandma.
You said you wanted to see Betsy Ann. Well, Betsy is sick in bed. She has another son, it is two weeks old and her little Charley has been sick form a month or two. He has been like to die, but has made a start to get well the last we heard from him about a week ago.

Well, Tomy, I reckon you have heard Flourishing news from Kansas. I am sorry to think that you believe any such tales for the truth cannot be carried a half mile without being changed.

I will close for the present, hoping you will [write] soon and often to me. So, fare you well to you all.

From Margaret A. Floyd

Write often, to Lucinda Goins and Family.”

At Frisco, Thomas Jefferson Gowen got a job on a farm, stayed out of town and kept a low profile. Months later, when he thought it was safe, he got word to his older brother, Andrew Jackson Gowen of his whereabouts. He requested him to bring his wife, Lucinda Margaret Floyd Gowen and their three children to Frisco.

By 1903 they had removed 20 miles south to Dallas where both brothers were employed as “trunkmakers” by Henry Pollock Trunk Company, according to the city directory. Thomas Jefferson Gowen, a clerk, was boarding at 370 Williams, according to the 1903 Dallas city directory. Lu­cinda Margaret Floyd Gowen appeared as a grocer in the 1903 directory, living and working at 370 Williams. On June 3, 1903 he received a warranty deed from W. C. Ray for Lot 12, Block 1, Motley Addition, according to Dallas County Deed Book 303, page 146.

Andrew Jackson Gowen returned to Kentucky, but Thomas Jefferson Gowen remained in Dallas, opened a grocery in 1911 and became a successful merchant. He never went back to Kentucky, and many of his Gowen family had no inkling of his whereabouts.

In 1904 and 1905, he was listed in the city directory as a “trunkmaker” employed by Henry Pollock Trunk Company. In 1905 he lived at 317 San Jacinto. On October 9, 1905 he received a warranty deed from W. A. Hazlip for lot 12, Block 23, Caldwell Addition, according to Dallas County Deed Book 373, page 97. In the 1905, 1906 and 1907 directories she was listed as a seamstress employed by Rose Manufacturing Com­pany and living at 210 South Fitzhugh. A release was given on this property September 19, 1907 as recorded in Dallas County Deed Book 411, page 287.

From 1906 through 1910 he was employed as a trunkmaker by Wilkins Trunk Manufacturing Company and lived at 210 South Fitzhugh during this period.

From 1911 through 1919 Thomas Jefferson Gowen appeared in the Dallas city directory as a grocer operating a business at 4900 Terry. He continued to live on Fitzhugh until 1915 and afterwards showed his address as 5909 Santa Fe Avenue. In 1919 he went into the poultry and produce business, operating a store at the same address as his residence.

Sarah B. Wheeler Welch wrote March 7, 2001 that she had in her possession a photograph of Thomas Jefferson Gowen and Lucinda Margaret Floyd Gowen taken in 1925 on their 50th wedding anniversary. Another photograph was taken on that date of them and their family in their store

He died November 26, 1935 at age 81, according to Texas BVS File 50703. His will, dated September 9, 1935, was pro­bated December 17, 1935, and John Lemuel Gowen, 5907 Santa Fe Avenue, was named executor, according to Dallas County Probate File 14950. His estate, valued at $4,456. went to his widow. Included in the assets of the estate was a note from Edwin Wheeler and Pearl Elmore Gowen Wheeler for $2,000 and a note from M. Sherman Gumm and Mary Alice Gowen Gumm for $300. Fixtures and inventory in the grocery store at 5911 Santa Fe Avenue were valued at $300. Half interest in two trucks total $200, and cash in the bank totaled $1,030.

Lucinda Margaret Floyd Gowen died October 22, 1941 at age 83 years and 11 days, according to Dallas County Death Book 7, page 526. She had lived in Dallas County 38 years and was residing at 2011 Michigan Avenue at the time of her death which was attributed to acute meningitis and a fractured fe­mur. She was buried in Restland Memorial Cemetery, ac­cording to Pearl Elmore Gowen Wheeler, informant.

Lucinda Margaret Floyd Gowen had written her will April 29, 1939 at age 80, and it was probated January 20, 1942, ac­cording to Dallas County Probate File 18869. Pearl Elmore Gowen Wheeler “of Allen, Texas” was named executrix. The will named legatees: daughters, Pearl Elmore Gowen Wheeler, Mary Alice Gowen Gumm and daughter-in-law Jessie Morgan Gowen to receive the estate valued at $10,000.

When Pearl Elmore Gowen Wheeler delayed in administering the estate Jessie Morgan Gowen through Attorney William Timothy Whitehurst requested a court order demanding that Pearl Elmore Gowen Wheeler produce the will of Lucinda Margaret Floyd Gowen. The accounting of the estate showed a residence on Santa Fe Avenue valued at $5,000, a lot valued at $2,500, store fixtures valued at $20 and $20.18 in a bank ac­count.

Children born to Thomas Jefferson Gowen and Lucinda Mar­garet Floyd Gowen include:

Mary Alice Gowen born October 31, 1878
John Lemuel Gowen born February 3, 1880
Pearl Elmore Gowen born December 29, 1881

Mary Alice Gowen, daughter of Thomas Jefferson Gowen and Lucinda Margaret Floyd Gowen, was born October 31, 1878 at Summersville, Kentucky. She was married to M. Sherman Gumm about 1900 in Dallas. She continued to live there in 1942.

John Lemuel Gowen, son of Thomas Jefferson Gowen and Lucinda Margaret Floyd Gowen, was born February 3, 1880 in Summersville.

In 1906 he appeared in the Dallas city directory as a clerk em­ployed by Schoellkopf Saddlery Com­pany and living in the residence of his father. In 1903 John Lemuel Gowen was listed as a farmer. It is believed that John Lemuel Gowen was married about 1905 to Viola Katherine Townsend who was born in Dallas in 1885. It is believed that several children were born to this union before Viola Katherine Townsend Gowen “ran away with a drummer,” according to a story told by members of the family.

In 1907 and 1908 he continued with the saddlery company and lived at 210 South Fitzhugh, the home of his parents. In 1909 he was employed by J. I. Case Threshing Machine Company and boarded at 222 Garland. From 1910 through 1919 he was employed by Huey & Philp Hardware Company. In 1910 he lived at 118 Sim Avenue. From 1911 through 1916 he lived at 502 South Fitzhugh. In 1917 he showed his ad­dress at 5909 Santa Fe Avenue. He was also listed as a clerk for MKT Rail­way and lived at 5425 Santa Fe Avenue, according to the city directory. “John Gowen, carpenter” lived at 5125 Santa Fe Av­enue, according to the 1919 city directory.

“Kate Gowan, widow of John Gowan” was a seamstress living at 152 Race Street, according to the 1909 Dallas city direc­tory. In 1910, she was listed as an “operator, M. Tent & Awning Company. In 1911 she was shown “boarding at Mrs. M. F. McMillon’s,” working as a seamstress at Dallas Tent & Awning Company and living at 4537 Santa Fe Avenue. Her address and employment remained the same in 1912, 1913 and 1914.

“Mrs. Kate Gowen” was listed in the Dallas city directory in the 1915, 1916 and 1917 editions. She was listed as a seam­stress employed by Texas Tent & Awning Company and lived at 4537 Santa Fe Avenue. “Mrs. Viola K. Gowen” was mar­ried to A. J. Payne No­vember 12, 1917, according to Dallas County Mar­riage Book 23, page 445.

“John L. Gowen” was married to Alburtie Champion January 8, 1909, ac­cording to Dallas County Marriage Book 5, page 297. They were the parents of a daughter, name unknown, born De­cember 2, 1909, according to Dallas County Birth Book 6, page 97. Apparently the couple divorced because on September 26, 1910 “Alberta Gowan” received a warranty deed from “John L. Gowen.” “Bertie Gowan” was married to Joll W. Jones June 28, 1916, according to Dallas County Mar­riage Book 286, page 628.

On January 22, 1912 John Lemuel Gowen “of Tom Green County, Texas” bought land there from Ed Wheeler and wife for $2,000, according to Tom Green County Deed Book 79, page 411.

“John L. Gowen” was married to Miss Blessie Willis May 19, 1912, accord­ing to Dallas County Marriage Book 14, page 141. It is believed that no children were born to John Lemuel Gowen and Blessie Willis Gowen. On December 4, 1912 John Lemuel Gowen received a sheriff’s deed to Lot 9, Block B, Robertson Addition, according to Dallas County Deed Book 578, page 4.

On January 4, 1913 John Lemuel Gowen was married to Jessie Mor­gan, according to Collin County, Texas Marriage Book 16, page 618. She was born December 10, 1894 in Van Zandt County, Texas. Family members relate that while Jessie Mor­gan Gowen was preparing supper on their wedding night John Lemuel Gowen instructed her to “set four more plates.” Thus she learned for the first time that she was the “mother of four.”

On August 14, 1913 John Lemuel Gowen and Jessie Morgan Gowen “of Dallas County” sold their land in Tom Green County back to Ed Wheeler and wife for $2,000, according to Tom Green County Deed Book 85, page 100.

John Lemuel Gowen in 1914 was a stenographer for Huey & Philp Hardware Com­pany living in the home of his father at 502 South Fitzhugh Avenue, according to the Dallas city di­rectory.

John Lemuel Gowen and Jessie Morgan Gowen had 19 real es­tate trans­actions recorded in Dallas County deed books between 1914 and 1935. Jessie Morgan Gowen appeared in the 1918 city direc­tory as a clerk in the grocery store owned by her fa­ther-in-law and residing at 5909 Santa Fe Avenue.

John Lemuel Gowen wrote his will January 29, 1937. He died about two weeks later February 13, 1937, at age 57, ac­cording to Texas BVS File 7566. Jessie Morgan Gowen was named administrator. His estate consisted of 266.4 acres of land in Denton County, 15 miles east of Denton, valued at $10,000; 38.8 acres of land in Dallas County valued at $2,500; 80 acres of land in Hunt County valued at $4,000 and Lot 12, Block 3, Bergfeld Place Addition, Dallas, valued at $2,000. Value of his es­tate was $8,432.38, according to Dallas County Probate File No. 15882.

Children born to John Lemuel Gowen and Viola Katherine Townsend Gowen include:

[daughter] born about 1901
Jack Lemuel Gowen born January 31, 1903

Children born to John Lemuel Gowen and Alburtie Cham­pion Gowen include:

[daughter] born December 2, 1909

Children born to John Lemuel Gowen and Jessie Morgan Gowen include:

Thelma Gowen born December 3, 1913
Mary Catherine Gowen born July 17, 1915
Evelyn Gowen born June 14, 1918
John Lemuel Gowen, Jr. born October 20, 1919
Thomas Jefferson Gowen born May 13, 1926
Elsie Mae Gowen born November 8, 1928
Joan Gowen born August 8, 1931
William Timothy Gowen born December 17, 1933

It is believed a daughter, name unknown, was born to John Lemuel Gowen and Viola Katherine Townsend Gowen about 1901. Of this individual noth­ing more is known.

Jack Lemuel Gowens, believed to be a son of John Lemuel Gowen and Vi­ola Katherine Townsend Gowen, was born Jan­uary 31, 1903, according to Dallas County Birth Book 25, page 545. A corrob­orating birth certificate was filed in Dal­las County Delayed Birth Book 6, page 371 February 2, 1942 by order of the Dallas County judge.

On November 5, 1923 Jack Lemuel Gowen was married to Mary Eliz­abeth Abernathy, according to Dallas County Mar­riage Book 37, page 141. On August 8, 1931 they gave a deed to National Standard Life Insurance Company to Lot 9, Block 2, Love­lace Addition, Dallas, accord­ing to Dallas County Deed Book 1705, page 628.

Jack Lemuel Gowen died December 13, 1967 in Dallas, and Mary Elizabeth Abernathy Gowen was named executrix by the terms of his will. He left his home at 6474 Royal Lane and $21,000 cash to his widow. Rosemary Gowen Payne and her husband Robert Benson Payne, witnessed the will. In the 1972 city di­rectory of Dal­las Mary Elizabeth Abernathy Gowen, “widow of Jack L. Gowen,” was listed as a saleswoman for Flower-A-Day Shop and continued to live at 6474 Royal Lane. She remained there in 1979.

Children born to Jack Lemuel Gowen and Mary Elizabeth Abernathy Gowen include:

Rosemary Gowen born May 29, 1931

Rosemary Gowen, daughter of Jack Lemuel Gowen and Mary Elizabeth Abernathy Gowen, was born May 29, 1931, accord­ing to Texas BVS File 38540. She was married De­cember 3, 1953 to Robert Benson Payne, according to Dallas County Marriage Book 123, page 187.

A daughter, name unknown, was born to John Lemuel Gowen and Albertie Champion Gowen, according to Dallas County Birth Book 6, page 97. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Thelma Gowen, daughter of John Lemuel Gowen and Jessie Morgan Gowen, was born December 3, 1913 in Dallas. She was married July 1, 1933 to Jef­ferson Brim Crow, Jr, ac­cording to Dallas County Marriage Book 55, page 31. Thelma Gowen Crow died July 14, 1985 at age 81, according to Lisa Marie Jones, Foundation member of Mesquite, Texas, in a letter writ­ten November 16, 1995.

Children born to Jefferson Brim Crow, Jr. and Thelma Gowen Crow in­clude:

Jefferson Brim Crow III born about 1936
Mary Evelyn Crow born about 1939
Ruth Crow born about 1942
Judy Crow born about 1947
Charles Crow born about 1950

Mary Katherine Gowen, daughter of John Lemuel Gowen and Jessie Mor­gan Gowen, was born July 17, 1915 in Dallas, ac­cording to Texas BVS File 25959. She was married to William Henry Mead­ows of Ft. Worth, Texas April 17, 1937, according to Dallas County Marriage Book 63, page 125. She died in 1940.

Children born to them include:

Clifford Meadows born about 1939

Clifford Thomas Meadows, son of William Henry Meadows and Mary Katherine Gowen Meadows, was born about 1939 in Ft. Worth. He continued there in March 1972.

Evelyn Gowen, daughter of John Lemuel Gowen and Jessie Morgan Gowen, was born June 14, 1918 in Dallas. She was married April 5, 1938 to Homer H. Massey, according to Dallas County Marriage Book 65, page 367. He was killed in the crash of an U.S. Army Air Corps AT-6 trainer plane at Paris, Texas. Evelyn Gowen Massey was later remarried to John Rodegherio and in March 1972 lived in Big Spring, Texas.

One son, Homer H. Massey, Jr. was born to Homer H. Massey and Eve­lyn Gowen Massey in 1939. No children were born to John Rodegherio and Evelyn Gowen Massey Rodegherio.

John Lemuel Gowen, Jr, son of John Lemuel Gowen and Jessie Morgan Gowen, was born October 20, 1919 in Dallas. Ap­parently he was married about 1939, wife’s name Addie Marie, and appar­ently they were divorced, but on March 26, 1941 John Lemuel Gowen, Jr. and Addie Marie Gowen were remarried by John T. Price, pastor, Presbyterian Church, Rockwall, Texas, according to Rockwall County Mar­riage Book 18, page 272. John Lemuel Gowen, Jr. was listed as a clerk for a drug corpo­ration in the 1941 city directory of Dallas. Later the couple was divorced again, and Addie Marie Gowen on May 18, 1945 was remarried to Harvey N. Smith, accord­ing to Rockwall County Mar­riage Book 24, page 239.

John Lemuel Gowen, Jr. had been remarried April 23, 1945 to Miss Audrey Juan­ita Morrison who was born in Texas in 1924, ac­cording to Rockwall County Marriage Book 24, page 188.

In March 1972 he was vice-president of Southern Drugs and lived on Tripp Road, Gar­land, Texas, according to the tele­phone directory. In 1979 he continued to live there.

Children born to John Lemuel Gowen, Jr. and Addie Marie Gowen include:

Wylie Gene Gowen born August 2, 1941
Carol Ann Gowen born October 25, 1942

Children born to John Lemuel Gowen, Jr. and Audrey Juanita Mor­rison Gowen include:

John Lemuel Gowen III born February 11, 1949
Mary Catherine Gowen born about 1953
Karen Gowen born about 1955

Wylie Gene Gowen, believed to be the son of John Lemuel Gowen, Jr. and Addie Marie Gowen, was born August 2, 1941 in Dallas County. However Audrey Juan­ita Morrison Gowen stated in an af­fidavit dated August 5, 1958 that she was the mother of Wylie Gene Gowen, according to Dallas County Birth Book 64, page 483. In 1964 he was a freshman at East Texas State University, Commerce, Texas. His home address was shown as Route 2, Box 48, Mesquite, Texas. He was mar­ried Feb­ruary 15, 1966 to Dorothea Adams at Dallas. Children born to Wylie Gene Gowen and Dorothea Adams Gowen are unknown.

Carol Ann Gowen, daughter of John Lemuel Gowen, Jr. and Addie Marie Gowen, was born October 25, 1942 in Cooke County, Texas, according to Texas BVS File 100248. She was a student at East Texas State University in Commerce in 1964. Her home address was shown as Route 2, Mesquite, Texas. She was married August 19, 1969 to Melvin L. Mc­Farling, accord­ing to Dallas County marriage records.

John Lemuel Gowen III, son of John Lemuel Gowen, Jr. and Audrey Juanita Morrison Gowen, was born February 11, 1949. He was married March 28, 1969 at Mesquite to Judy Kay Brad­shaw who was born July 2, 1951, according to Kaufman County Marriage Book 27, page 327. Children born to John Lemuel Gowen III and Judy Kay Bradshaw Gowen are un­known.

Mary Catherine Gowen, daughter of John Lemuel Gowen, Jr. and Audrey Juanita Morrison Gowen, was born about 1953. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Karen Gowen, daughter of John Lemuel Gowen, Jr. and Au­drey Juanita Morrison Gowen, was born about 1955. In 1972 she was listed in the Dallas city directory as office secretary of the American Cancer Society with residence in Mesquite.

Thomas Jefferson Gowen, son of John Lemuel Gowen and Jessie Morgan Gowen and namesake of his grandfather, was born May 13, 1926 at Dallas. He was married July 10, 1946 to Fernala Ann Shaffer, according to Rockwall Coun­ty Mar­riage Book 26, page 565. In March 1972 they lived at 12209 Lake June Road, Mesquite.

Children born to Thomas Jefferson Gowen and Fernala Ann Shaffer Gowen include:

Barbara Aline Gowen born May 11, 1947
John Thomas Gowen born September 16, 1948
Thomas Jefferson Gowen, Jr. born about 1951
Gary Lynn Gowen born about 1952
Ricky Wayne Gowen born March 14, 1955

Barbara Aline Gowen, daughter of Thomas Jefferson Gowen and Fernala Ann Shaffer Gowen, was born May 11, 1947 in Dallas County, according to Texas BVS File 208080.

John Thomas Gowen, son of Thomas Jefferson Gowen and Fernala Ann Shaffer Gowen, was born September 16, 1948 in Dal­las County, according to Texas BVS File 106934.

Thomas Jefferson Gowen, Jr, son of Thomas Jefferson Gowen and Fer­nala Ann Shaffer Gowen, was born in Dallas about 1951.

Gary Lynn Gowen, son of Thomas Jefferson Gowen and Fer­nala Ann Shaffer Gowen, was born about 1952 in Dallas County. He was married February 13, 1968 to Cecilia M. Si­mons, according to Dallas County marriage records. He was remarried to Debra Jeanette Qualls October 10, 1970, according to Hopkins County, Texas Marriage Book 22, page 368. Cecilia M. Simons Gowen was remarried December 17, 1971 to Harold G. Manire, according to Dallas County mar­riage records. Of Gary Lynn Gowen and Debra Jeanette Qualls Gowen nothing more is known.

Ricky Wayne Gowen, son of Thomas Jefferson Gowen and Fernala Ann Shaffer Gowen, was born March 14, 1955 in Dallas County, according to Texas BVS files.

Elsie Mae Gowen, daughter of John Lemuel Gowen and Jessie Morgan Gowen, was born November 8, 1928 in Dallas. On August 29, 1947 she was married to Dr. Roy Delbert Wag­goner, according to Dallas County Marriage Book 99, page 56. The marriage certificate recorded her name as “Ester Mae Gowen.” In 1972 they lived in Mesquite.

Children born to Dr. Roy Delbert Waggoner and Elsie Mae Gowen Waggoner include:

Barbara June Waggoner born about 1950
Lillie Ann Waggoner born about 1952
James Allen Waggoner born about 1955
Nancy Lou Waggoner born about 1958
Lisa Carol Waggoner born about 1961

Joan Gowen, daughter of John Lemuel Gowen and Jessie Mor­gan Gowen, was born August 8, 1931 in Dallas County, accord­ing to BVS File 64476. She was married about 1951 to Jeff Rickard. About 1965 she was remarried to Wayne Kemp. In March 1972 they made their home in Mesquite.

Children born to Jeff Rickard and Joan Gowen Rickard in­clude:

Mary Jo Rickard born about 1952
Jeff Rickard, Jr. born about 1954
Shirl Ann Rickard born about 1955
David Rickard born about 1956
Jessie Annette Rickard born about 1958
Cinda Lou Rickard born about 1960
Roy Don Rickard born about 1962

William Timothy Gowen, son of John Lemuel Gowen and Jessie Morgan Gowen, was born December 17, 1933 in Dallas County, according to Texas BVS File 98667. He was named for his mother’s attorney William Timothy Whitehurst, a Dal­las attorney.

About 1954 he was married to Barbara G. Hager. They re­moved to Austin, Texas about 1959, and they received a deed from Wayne Burns Company September 18, 1969 to Lot 5, Block E, Greenwood Forest Addition, Austin, according to Travis County Deed Book 2096, page 475. In March 1972 the couple lived at 702 Philco, Austin where he was employed as an office equipment salesman.

Barbara G. Hager Gowen died November 29, 1972 at age 44 leaving a community estate of $24,000, according to Travis County Probate File 35385. She was living at 1702 Philco, Austin, at the time of her death. Her will was dated October 7, 1972 and was executed by William Timothy Gowen. During the probate, William Timothy Gowen showed his address at 1707 Jennings Street, Big Spring, Texas.

Mrs. Evelyn Rodeghiero, of Big Spring, was also an executor, and was named guardian of Barbara Hagar Gowen’s children:

On January 26, 1973 William Timothy Gowen was married to Mrs. Billie Rhea Covert in Big Spring by a Veterans Admin­istration Hospital chaplain, according to Howard County, Texas Marriage Book 18, page 89. William Timothy Gowen and Billie Rhea Covert Gowen gave a deed to his Austin home to Thomas Isom Harris October 15, 1973, according to Travis County Deed Book 4747, page 442.

Children born to William Timothy Gowen and Barbara G. Hager Gowen include:

Patricia Gail Gowen born January 25, 1955
William Timothy Gowen, Jr. born August 7, 1956
Mark Steven Gowen born May 22, 1958
Barbara Dee “Deedee” Gowen born July 4, 1960
Lemuel Clifton Gowen born November 21, 1961
Cara Lynn Gowen born April 11, 1964

Patricia Gail Gowen, daughter of William Timothy Gowen and Barbara G. Hager Gowen, was born January 25, 1955 in Dallas County, according to Texas BVS File 4400. She was married April 28, 1972 to Sean Lowry Rhodes at Austin, ac­cording to Travis County Marriage Book 99, page 96. They made their home there at 2204 Village Way.

William Timothy Gowen, Jr., son of William Timothy Gowen and Barbara G. Hager Gowen, was born August 7, 1956 in Dallas County, according to Texas BVS File 135943.

Mark Steven Gowen, son of William Timothy Gowen and Barbara G. Hager Gowen, was born May 22, 1958 in Dallas County, according to Texas BVS File 75866.

Barbara Dee “Deedee” Gowen, daughter of William Timothy Gowen and Barbara G. Hager Gowen, was born July 4, 1960 in Travis County, according to Texas BVS File No. 130324.

Lemuel Clifton [or James Clifton] Gowen, son of William Timothy Gowen and Barbara G. Hager Gowen, was born November 21, 1961 in Austin, according to Texas BVS File 130324.

Cara Lynn Gowen, daughter of William Timothy Gowen and Barbara G. Hager Gowen, was born April 1, 1964 in Austin.

Pearl Elmore Gowen, daughter of Thomas Jefferson Gowen and Lucinda Margaret Floyd Gowen, was born December 29, 1881 at Somerset, Kentucky. She moved with her parents to Denton County, Texas about 1900, and in 1903 was “boarding at 370 Williams Street,” according to the Dallas city directory. She was married to Edwin Wheeler May 18, 1904, according to Dallas County Marriage Book W, page 601. He was born September, 27, 1874 in Garland, Texas. In 1941 they lived at Plano, Texas. They lived at Allen, Texas in 1942 when she was named executrix of her mother’s will.

Edwin Wheeler died April 5, 1949 and was buried in Big Spring Cemetery near Richardson, Texas. Pearl Elmore Gowen Wheeler died December 29, 1969 and was buried beside her husband.

Children born to them include:

Rowena Travis Wheeler born April 1, 1905
John Edwin Wheeler [twin] born October 9, 1906
Pearl Wheeler [twin] born. October 9, 1906
Thomas Verdaman Wheeler born February 25, 1908
Robert Anthony Wheeler born about 1911
Mary Lou Wheeler born June 5, 1915

Rowena Travis Wheeler, daughter of Edwin Wheeler and Pearl Elmore Gowen Wheeler, was born April 1, 1905. She was married about 1923 to Harvey O. Lawless. No children were born to them. She died July 16, 1977.

John Edwin Wheeler, twin son of Edwin Wheeler and Pearl Elmore Gowen Wheeler, was born October 9, 1906. He was married about 1929 to Zella Mae “Billie” Nash He died July 17, 1971.

Children born to them include:

Gwendolyn Edene Wheeler born June 5, 1931

Gwendolyn Edene Wheeler, daughter of John Edwin Wheeler and Zella Mae “Billie” Nash Wheeler, was born June 5, 1931. She was married about 1950 to Arthur V. Doble.

Pearl “Little Pearl” Wheeler, twin daughter of Edwin Wheeler and Pearl Elmore Gowen Wheeler, was born October 9, 1906 and died 10 days later.

Thomas Verdaman “Bill” Wheeler, son of Edwin Wheeler and Pearl Elmore Gowen Wheeler, was born February 25, 1908.
He was married about 1931 to Ruby Huffhines. Later he was remarried to Mary Virginia Wells who was born March 5, 1914. He died April 13, 1988 and was buried in Big Spring Cemetery. Mary Virginia Wells Wheeler died November 30, 2000 and was buried in Frankford Cemetery, Addison, Texas.

Children born to them include:

Patsy Ann Wheeler born January 23, 1937
Sarah Beth Wheeler born September 12, 1939
Mary Linda Wheeler born July 26, 1941
John David Wheeler born July 25, 1945
Michael Wells Wheeler born December 12, 1949
Deborah Sue Wheeler born February 6, 1954.

Robert Anthony “Jack” Wheeler, son of Edwin Wheeler and Pearl Elmore Gowen Wheeler, was born about 1911. He was married about 1931 to Mary Susan Cagle. He died March 4, 1972 and was buried in Restland Cemetery.

Children born to them include:

Robert Dudley Wheeler born May 6, 1933
Travis Edwin Wheeler born August 28, 1935

Mary Lou Wheeler, daughter of Edwin Wheeler and Pearl Elmore Gowen Wheeler, was born June 5, 1911. She was married about 1937 to Lester Heller. They lived at 9822 Donegal Drive in Dallas, Texas where he died February 12, 2001.

Children born to them include:

Carleton William Heller born February 8, 1939
Arthur Eugene Heller born June 25, 1944
John Edward Heller born November 13, 1945
Leslie Jean Heller born December 9, 1947

From Gowen Manuscript:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms154.htm

PATRICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA–B

Patrick County court records of April 1853 reveal:

“Jacob Gowing, a free man of color proven to be free born by the oath of Gersham G. Hagood in the county of Patrick, in the State of Virginia, this day presented himself according to law for registration, and the said Gowing measures five feet, eight and one-quarter inches in height and of a dark brown color and weight about 145 pounds and has no apparent mark about his face, head and hands.”

From Gowen Manuscript:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms155.htm

PATRICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA MISCELLANEOUS–C

Several families of interest to Gowen chroniclers appeared in the 1850 census of Patrick County, all located in the southern district. Included were:

Allen Goin page 364
Arthur Going page 392
Baily Going page 397
Enoch Going page 392
George W. Going page 396
Hael Going page 395
Hannah Going page 397
Joyce Going page 392
Mary Going page 395
Morgan Going page 396
Ruckerson Going page 391
==O==
Arthur Going was born about 1800, probably in Virginia. He, a farmer, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Patrick County, page 121-A:

“Going, Arthur white male 26-45
white female 26-45
white female 0-10
white male 0-10
white male 0-10”

He reappeared as “free colored” in 1830 census of Patrick County, page 154:

“Going, Arthur free colored male 24-36
free colored female 24-36
free colored female 10-24
free colored male 0-14
free colored male 0-14
free colored male 0-14”
==O==
Benjamin Going was married to Elizabeth Stevens “with con­sent of Solomon Stevens” Ap­ril 13, 1792, ac­cording to “Patrick County, Virginia Marriages, 1791-1850.” Surety was Ezekiah Shelton. Witnesses were Rachel Magee and Holden Magee. Of Benjamin Going and Eliza­beth Stevens Going nothing more is known.
==O==
Beveridge Going was married July 26, 1810 to Agnes Harris, daughter of James Harris, according to “Patrick County, Virginia Marriages, 1791-1850.” James Harris was a Revolutionary soldier and pensioner whose pension file states that he was born in Dinwiddie County, Virginia. He was living in Orange County, North Carolina in 1775 and moved to what would become Patrick County in 1781. He died about 1831, according to Dr. G. C. Waldrep, III. The second wife of James Harris, Keziah Minor Harris was living in Ohio as late as 1857, according to her survivor’s pension. Both this Harris family and the Going family were listed as mulattos.

William Francis was surety for the marriage of Beveridge Going. William Francis was surety. Beveridge Going was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Patrick County, page 106:

“Going, Beveridge free colored male over 45
free colored female over 45
free colored male 26-45”

Of Beveridge Going and Agnes Harris Going nothing more is known.
==O==
Burbage Going appeared in the 1810 tax list of Patrick County, according to “A Supplement to the 1810 census of Virginia.” by Netti Schreiner-Yantis. He owned no slaves or horses. “Burbridge Gow­ing” had previously appeared in the 1793 tax list of nearby Person County, North Car­olina where he paid a tax on one poll.
==O==
Calary Goin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Patrick County, Enumeration District 157, page 33:

“Goin, Calary 35, born in Virginia
Albert 14, born in Virginia
Andrew 12, born in Virginia
Mary 10, born in Virginia
Julia 8, born in Virginia
Joseph 6, born in Virginia”
==O==
Caleb Goin was married June 9, 1802 to Polly Duncan, daugh­ter of Martin Duncan, ac­cording to “Patrick County, Virginia Marriages, 1791-1850.” by Lela C. Adams. Harden Dunham was surety. Of Caleb Goin and Polly Duncan Going nothing more is known.
==O==
David Going, “white” was a resident of Patrick County when he gave con­sent for the marriage of his daughter “Mary [Martha] Going to Peter Bur­ress June 7, 1797, according to “Patrick County, Virginia Marriages, 1791-1850.”
==O==
David Going, a farmer, appeared as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Patrick County, page 121:

“Going, David white male 26-45
white female 26-45
white female over 45”

He did not reappear in the 1830 census of Patrick County.
==O==
Elizabeth Going was married August 9, 1810 to Anthony Rid­ley, according to “Patrick County, Virginia Marriages, 1791-1850.” John Johnson was surety.
==O==
Ewell Going was born in Virginia in 1819. “Euel Going” ap­peared as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Patrick County, southern district, page 391. At age 33 he was married to Rosanah Horne March 11, 1852, according to ac­cording to “Patrick County, Virginia Marriages, 1791-1850.” The bride was 18. The minister was Julius Ferrel.

Ewell Going and Rosanah Horne Going appeared in the 1880 census of Patrick County, Dan River District, Enumeration District 157, page 33 in a household composed of:

“Goin, Ewell 61, born in Virginia
Rose 46, born in Virginia, wife
Ezekial 22, born in Virginia, son
Wilcher 17, born in Virginia, son
Albert 15, born in Virginia, son
Adrian 13, born in Virginia, son
Mary 11, born in Virginia, daughter
Alverta 7, born in Virginia, daughter
Walter 4, born in Virginia, son
Rose 3, born in Virginia, daughter”
==O==
Gabriel Going was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 cen­sus of Patrick County, page 154:

“Going, Gabriel white male 40-50
white female 30-40
white male 15-20
white male 15-20
white female 15-20
white female 15-20
white female 10-15
white male 5-10
white female 0-5
white female 0-5
white female 0-5”
==0==
Hail Going was enumerated as the head of Household 659-698 in the 1850 census of Patrick County:

“Going, Hail 30, born in NC, laborer
Elizabeth 27, born in VA
George M. 10, born in VA
Mary 8, born in VA
John 5, born in VA”
==O==
Hannah Going was enumerated as the head of Houshold 698-737 in the 1850 census of Patrick County:

“Going, Hannah 30, born in VA, mulatto
Ruth 3, born in VA, mulatto”
==O==
Hezekiah Going, Beveridge Going, John Going, Sr, John Go­ing, Jr, Stephen Going, William Going and William Going, Jr. were all listed as heads of households in the 1810 tax list of Patrick County as reproduced in “A Supplement to the 1810 Census of Virginia.” Hezekiah Going paid a tax on one poll and three horses in 1810, according to the tax list. He owned no slaves.

“Zedekiah Going, free colored,” believed to be Hezekiah Go­ing, was enumerated in the 1820 census of Patrick County, page 116-A. Three members of the household were engaged in agriculture. The family was listed as:

“Going, Zedekiah free colored male over 45
free colored female over 45
free colored male 14-26
free colored male 14-26
free colored male 0-14
free colored male 0-14
free colored male 0-14”

Hezekiah Going reappeared in the 1830 census of Patrick County, page 154, as the head of a household. The family was enumerated:

“Going, Hezekiah free colored male 36-55
free colored female 55-100
free colored male 24-36
free colored male 24-36
free colored female 24-36
free colored male 10-24
free colored male 10-24
free colored female 0-10
free colored male 0-10”
==O==
Isaac Going was born in Virginia, probably Patrick County, in 1768. Patrick County was a part of Henry County at that time. He was married to Nancy Lizby, “daughter of Mary Lizby” April 12, 1796, according to “Patrick County, Virginia Marriages, 1791-1850.” Surety was Eliphaz Shelton who was a witness at the marriage of John Going, Jr. and Margaret Gregory in 1812. Henry Lizby and William Moore were witnesses at the marriage of Isaac Going and Nancy Lizby. It is believed that Isaac Going and Nancy Lizby Going lived in Patrick County in 1801 and in adjoining North Carolina in 1808.

Isaac Going, “free colored male” was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Patrick County, page 154:

“Going, Isaac free colored male 36-55
free colored female 36-55
free colored female 10-24
free colored male 0-10
free colored male 0-10
free colored female 0-10
free colored female 0-10
free colored female 0-10”

Isaac was probably 62 years old in 1830, rather than “36-55.”

It is believed that Isaac Going removed during 1830 to Shelby County, Kentucky, a distance of 300 miles, and he was enu­merated a second time in the 1830 census of Shelby County, page 226.

“Going, Isaac white male 60-70
white female 60-70
white male 30-40
white female 20-30
white male 20-30
white female 80-90”

Nearby was enumerated the household of Mary Going, pos­sibly a widowed daughter-in-law to Isaac Going, in the 1830 census of Shelby County, page 225. Nine individuals composed the household:

“Going, Mary white female 40-50
white male 20-30
white male 15-20
white male 10-15
white male 10-15
white male 5-10
white female 5-10
white male 5-10”

Isaac Going reappeared September 16, 1850 in the census of Shelby County, District 3, page 359 as the head of Household 266-267:

“Gowin, Isaac 82, born in Virginia, illiterate,
farmer, $2,600 real estate
Misa 49, born in Virginia, illiterate
Daniel, Samuel 24, born in KY”

In an adjoining household was the family of Mary A. Lisby:

“Lisby, Mary A. 80, born in North Carolina, illiterate
Nelly 49, born in KY, illiterate
Polly 39, born in KY, illiterate”

It is believed that children born to Isaac Going and Nancy Lizby Going include:

William Going born about 1798
Richard Going born about 1800
Misa Going born in 1801
Woodford Going born about 1804
Melchel Going born about 1806
Washington Going born about 1808

William Goin, regarded as a kinsman of Isaac Going, was born about 1781 in Virginia, according to the research of Janine Baxter of Rathdrum, Idaho. He was married about 1804, wife’s name Prudence. She was born about 1780. They lived briefly in North Carolina, and a son was born there about 1805 before they returned to Virginia. Dr. G. C. Waldrep III, a Goin researcher of Yanceyville, North Carolina identifiesd William Goin and Prudence Goin as natives of Patrick County. He reports that they left Virginia in the 1820s and were enumerated in Shelby County, Kentucky in 1830.

Three white Going households and three free colored Going households lived in adjoining locations in the 1830 census of Shelby County, suggesting that they were Melungeons and all related.

Melchel Going, free colored, was listed as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Shelby County, page 221:

“Going, Melchel free colored male 20-30
free colored female 20-30
free colored male 0-5”

Richard Going, free colored, was recorded as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Shelby County, page 224:

“Going, Richard free colored male 15-20
free colored female 10-15
free colored female 5-10
free colored male 5-10
free colored female 5-10”

William Going, free colored, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Shelby County, page 224:

“Going, William free colored male 20-30
free colored female 20-30
free colored male 10-15
free colored female 10-15
free colored female 10-15
free colored male 10-15”

Woodford Going was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Shelby County, page 226:

“Going, Woodford white male 20-30
white female 20-30
white male 0-5”

Woodford Goin, a Kentuckian, was head of the only family of interest to Gowen chroniclers enumerated in the 1850 census of Platte County, Missouri. He was listed as a farmer owning $1,600 in real estate as household No. 109-109, Carroll Township. The family was recorded as:

“Goin, Woodford 45, born in Kentucky, farmer
Mary 43, born in Kentucky
James 24, born in Kentucky
Elizabeth 17, born in Kentucky
James 12, born in Kentucky
Eliza 6, born in Kentucky”

William Goin and Prudence Goin removed to Indiana about 1832 and were recorded in the 1840 census of Hamilton County, Indiana. They were accompanied by Hannah/Susannah Going whom Dr. Waldrep regards as a sister of William Goin. He stated that “She had a family of her own with no evidence that she was ever married.”

They were enumerated in the 1850 census of adjoining Tipton County. Prudence Goin died there about 1858, and William Goin died in Tipton County about 1861.

Children born to William Goin and Prudence Goin are believed to include:

Richard Goin born about 1805
Mitchell Goin born about 1807
Eli Goin born about 1810
Billie Goin born about 1815
Frederick Goin born about 1824

Allen Goin and Killis Goin are suggested as other members of the family by Dr. Waldrep.

Richard Goin, son of William Goin and Prudence Goin, was born about 1805 in North Carolina. He was married about 1828, wife’s surname Lakey. They accompanied his parents in a move to Indiana about 1832.

Children born to Richard Goin include:

Johnnie Goin born about 1830
Caroline Goin born about 1832
Jane Goin born about 1834
Elizabeth Goin born about 1836
Mordecai Goin born in 1839
Adaline Goin born about 1840
George Goin born about 1841
Marion Goin born about 1846

Mordecai Goin, son of Richard Goin, was born in 1839, according to the research of Greg Goins, a great-grandson in a message dated June 24, 1999. He enlisted in Company K, 53rd Indiana Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.

“Pvt. M. C. Gowens, Company K, 53rd Indiana Infantry Regiment,” was a prisoner-of-war at Andersonville Confederate Prison, Andersonville, Georgia. The prison record shows that he was exchanged at Atlanta, Georgia September 19, 1865.

He was married in 1866 to Harriet Falconberry probably in Tipton County. She was born in 1849 in the area south of Tipton, Indiana. Mordecai Goin was a farmer near Elwood, Indiana.

He died in 1901, and she died in 1928. She was buried in Forestville Cemetery. Children born to Mordecai Goin and Harriet Falconberry Goin are unknown.

Mitchell Goin, son of William Goin and Prudence Goin, was born about 1807 in Virginia. He was married about 1830, wife’s name Nancy. Nancy Goin was born in North Carolina about 1804. They lived briefly in Kentucky where a daughter was born about 1832. They arrived in Indiana about 1832 with his parents.

Children born to Mitchell Goin and Nancy Goin include:

Louisa Goin born about 1832
Wesley Goin born about 1833
Arena Goin born about 1837
Lovina Goin born about 1839
Jonas Goin born about 1841
Drusilla Goin born about 1846

Billie Goin, son of William Goin and Prudence Goin, was born about 1815 in Virginia. He was married about 1836, wife’s name Nancy. She was born about 1818 in Ohio. They accompanied his parents in a move to Indiana about 1832.

Children born to Billie Goin and Nancy Goin include:

William Goin born about 1837
Melissa Goin born about 1838
Elvira Goin born about 1845
Asbury Goin born about 1846
Almeda Goin born about 1848
Melissa Goin born about 1850
Sarah E. Goin born about 1852
Many A. Goin born about 1854
Newton J. Goin born about 1857

Eli Goin, regarded as a son of William Goin and Prudence Goin, was born about 1810 in Virginia. He was married about 1836 to Elizabeth “Betsy” Anderson. She was born about 1817 in North Carolina.

Children born to Eli Goin and Elizabeth “Betsy” Anderson Goin include:

Frederick Pleasant Goin born November 28, 1837
Jacob Goin born about 1841
Mary Goin born about 1843
Eli Goin, Jr. born about 1845
Sarah Elizabeth Goin born about 1847
Nancy Goin born about 1849
Alfred E. Goin born February 11, 1849

Frederick Pleasant Goin, son of Eli Goin and Elizabeth “Betsy” Anderson Goin, was born November 28, 1837 in Indiana. He was married about 1860 to India Ann Owens who was born July 24, 1840. She died April 29, 1909, and he was remarried August 20, 1910 to Martha Hatton in Howard County, Indiana. He died August 3, 1920. Children born to Frederick Pleasant Goin, India Ann Owens Goins and Martha Hatton Goins are unknown.

Jacob Goin, son of Eli Goin and Elizabeth “Betsy” Anderson Goin, was born about 1841.

“Jacob T. Goin” was recruited September 19, 1863 for service in the Thirty-ninth Indiana Infantry Regiment, Company B. “Jonas B. Goin,” his first cousin, had been recruited into the same organization nine days earlier. At the beginning of the Civil War, William Neal, a lawyer of adjoining Hamilton County, Indiana organized the infantry company, and it was assigned to the Thirty-Eighth Indiana Infantry Regiment. On October 15, 1863 the regiment was reorganized as the Eighth Indiana Cavalry Regiment, according to “Report of the Adjutant General’s Office Indiana,” Volume 2.

The report continued:

“In December the regiment was placed on courier duty between Chattanooga and Ringold, and on the 22d of February, 1864, it reenlisted as a Veteran organization. In April the regiment visited Indiana on Veteran furlough, and on returning to the field participated in the Rousseau raid into Alabama.

One battalion of the regiment fought and routed the enemy at Chehaw Bridge, Alabama. It took part in the McCook raid around Atlanta, and was the only regiment that preserved its organization and made a charge on the enemy, routing him and opening the way for the escape of 1,200 men of McCook’s command.

The regiment was next engaged in the Kilpatrick raid in Georgia, and at the Battle of Lovejoy Station led the charge of the left wing, riding over Ross’ division of rebel cavalry, capturing all of his artillery and four battle flags. It was subsequently engaged in the Battles of Jonesboro and Flint River, and in several skirmishes that followed the capture of Atlanta.

In the campaign against Savannah and through the Carolinas, it marched with Kilpatrick’s command to Savannah and thence to Goldsboro. In this campaign it participated in the battles and skirmishes at Waynesboro, Buckhead, Church, Browne’s Cross Roads, Reynolds’ Farm, Aiken, Bentonville, Averysboro and Raleigh. In the engagement at Averysboro this regiment, under Col. Jones, charged and routed Rhett’s South Carolina brigade of infantry, which outnumbered it ten to one. The Eighth Cavalry lost 14 killed and 59nine wounded.

A detachment of the regiment, left behind in Tennessee, fought Wheeler at Franklin and at several other places, and, also, had a severe engagement with Forrest at Pulaski, Tennessee.

After the occupation of a portion of North Carolina by Sherman’s army, and just before the negotiations were opened between Johnson and Sherman, the Eighth Cavalry whipped Hampton’s entire force at Morrisville, and thus had the honor of fighting the last battle with the enemy in that State. The regiment remained on duty in North Carolina until July 20, 1865, when it was mustered out of service, and soon after started for home.

Reaching Indianapolis during the last week of July, it was present at a public reception given to returned troops on the Capitol grounds on the 31st of July, at which speeches were made by Lt. Gov. Conrad Baker and Gen. Hovey, and in a few days afterward, the regiment was finally discharged.

The regiment, during its term of service, has borne on it’s rolls 2,500 men, and has had nine officers killed in battle. It has lost about three hundred in prisoners, and captured from the enemy over 1,500 men, one 1,000 stand of arms, three railroad trains, 1,400 horses and mules, many wagons, 14 pieces of artillery, four battle flags, and destroyed many miles of railroad.”

Jacob Goin was married about 1866, wife’s name Emaline. Children born to Jacob Goin and Emaline Goin are unknown.

Eli Goin, Jr, son of Eli Goin and Elizabeth “Betsy” Anderson Goin, was born about 1845. He was married about 1868 to Phoebe Murphy. Children born to Eli Goin, Jr. and Phoebe Murphy Goin are unknown.

Alfred E. Goin, son of Eli Goin and Elizabeth “Betsy” Anderson Goin, was born February 11, 1859 in Hamilton County, Indiana. He was married about 1882 to Sarah Martin. On May 5, 1897 he was remarried by L. B. “Mayor” Nash, to Mary Frazee Goin, widow of his brother Asa Goin. She was the daughter of Isaac Frazee and Phoebe La Friend Frazee, according to the research Carol Hicks, a descendant of Hoopestown, Illinois.

Alfred E. Goin died May 6, 1929 in Wellington, Illinois in Iroquois County. Children born to Alfred E. Goin, Sarah Martin Goin and Mary Frazier Goin Goin are unknown.

Frederick Goin, son of William Goin and Prudence Goin, was born about 1824 in Virginia. He was brought to Indiana by his parents about 1832. Frederick Goin was married February 22, 1848 to Hannah Wolford, according to “Tipton County, Indiana Marriages, 1844-1856.”

Children born to Frederick Goin and Hannah Wolford include:

Asa Goin born about 1849
Drusilla Goin born about 1850
Miranda Goin born about 1851
John W. Goin born about 1852
Silas Goin born in February 1855
Serrilda Goin born about 1856
Lucinda Goin born in May 1857
Margaret Goin born in 1859
Robert Goin born in 1863
Elizabeth Goin born in 1865
James Goin born in 1867

Asa Goin, son of Frederick Goin and Hannah Wolford Goin, was born about 1849 in Tipton County. He was married about 1872 to Mary Frazier who was born December 25, 1849 in Elmwood, Indiana. He died before 1897. She died December 13, 1928 in Hoopeston, Illinois in Vermillion County. Children born to Asa Goin and Mary Frazier Goin are unknown.

Silas Goin, son of Frederick Goin and Hannah Wolford Goin, was born in February 1855. He was married about 1878, wife’s name Adeline. She was born in January 1856. Children born to Silas Goin and Adeline Goin are unknown.

Lucinda Goin, daughter of Frederick Goin and Hannah Wolford Goin, was born in May 1857 in Tipton County. She was married September 27, 1886 in Omega, Indiana in Hamilton County to William Charles Justice. He was born there February 7, 1857 to James Justice and Martha Williams Justice. Lucinda Goin died February 2, 1917 in Hoopeston, Illinois. He died there May 14, 1919.

After 1870, the Goin family began to drift out of the Tipton County area, according to Dr. Waldrep. However he mentions that some remained in the area of Windfall, Indiana and Curtisville, Indiana as late as the 1920s.
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William Going, believed to be a son of Isaac Going and Nancy Lizby Going, was born about 1798, probably in Patrick County. “William Going, free colored” appeared in the 1830 census of Shelby County, southeast district, page 224:

“Going, William free colored male 36-55
free colored female 36-55
free colored male 10-24
free colored female 10-24
free colored male 10-24

Richard Going, believed to be a son of Isaac Going and Nancy Lisby Going was born about 1800, probably in Patrick County. “Richard Going, free colored” appeared in the 1830 census of Shelby County, page 224, adjoining the household of William Going:

“Going, Richard free colored male 24-36
free colored female 10-24
free colored male 0-10
free colored female 0-10
free colored female 0-10”

Misa Going, believed to be a daughter of Isaac Going and Nancy Lizby Going, was born in 1801 in Virginia, according to the 1850 census of Shelby County. She appeared as “illiterate, age 49” living in the household of her father in 1850.

Woodford Going, believed to be a son of Isaac Going and Nancy Lizby Going, was born about 1804, probably in Patrick County. He was listed as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Shelby County, page 226, adjoining the household of his father:

“Going, Woodford white male 20-30
white female 20-30
white male 0-5”

Melchel Going, believed to be a son of Isaac Going and Nancy Lizby Going, was born about 1806. He was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Shelby County, page 221:

“Going, Melchel free colored male 10-24
free colored female 10-24
free colored male 0-10”

Washington Going, believed to be a son of Isaac Going and Nancy Lizby Going, was born in 1808 in North Carolina. He was married about 1838, probably in Shelby County, wife’s name Eliza. He was listed as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Shelby County, page 351:

“Gowin, Washington 42, born in North Carolina,
farmer, $6,000 real estate
Eliza 33, born in KY, illiterate
William 10, born in KY
James 7, born in KY
John 5, born in KY
Henry 6/12, born in KY
Daniel, Josiah 37, born in KY”

Adjoining the household of Washington Gowin was the household of Jefferson Lisby. The appearance of the names “Daniel” and “Lisby” suggests a relationship between Isaac Going and Washington Gowin.
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Jacob Going was married to Nancy Smith, “who is upwards of 22 years,” January 18, 1792, according to “Patrick County, Virginia Marriages, 1791-1850.” John Cannon was surety. John Clark witnessed the ceremony. Children born to Jacob Going and Nancy Smith Going are unknown.
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Norman Going was enumerated as the head of Household 722-761 in the 1850 census of Patrick County:

“Going, Norman 38, born in VA, farmer, mulatto
Mary 35, born in VA, mulatto”
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Jesse James Goin was born about 1740, place and parents unknown. He was married about 1770, wife’s name Nancy

Jesse James Goin, wrote his will dated August 21, 1807. It was proved in the January court term of 1808. Legatees named included: Peggy Adams; daughters, Prudence Goin and Betsy Goin; sons, Stephen and William; youngest children, Arthur, Isaac and Nancy Goin. Executors were Jesse Williams, Joseph Jessup, Joseph Jackson and John A. Grigg. Witnesses were Moses H. Grigg, Moses Grigg and Drury Bondurant, according to Patrick County Will Book 1, page 106.

The inventory of the estate of “James Goins, dec’d” was re­turned March 24, 1808, according to Patrick County Will Book 1, page 247. His estate, valued at $520.69, consisted of “horses, hogs, furniture, guns and cattle.” Peter Beller, John Strange and Charles Bolt were the appraisers.

On January 11, 1810 Nancy Goins, widow of James Goins, appointed Benjamin Goins of Surry County, North Carolina her lawful attorney in a suit against Harman Prowman. Wit­nesses were James S. Gains and John S. Gains, according to Surry County Deed Book 3, page 351. Surry County touches Patrick County, Virginia.

Children born to Jesse James Goin and Nancy Goin include:

Peggy Goins born about 1774
Prudence Goins born about 1776
Stephen Goins born about 1780
William Goins born about 1782
Elizabeth “Betsy” Goins born about 1783
Arthur Goins born about 1786
Isaac Goins born about 1788
Nancy Goins born about 1793

Peggy Goins, daughter of Jesse James Goin and Nancy Goin, was born about 1774. “Pegge Going” was married to Bartholomew Adams, with the “consent of Jesse James Going,” her father, July 8, 1796, according to “Patrick County, Virginia Marriages, 1791-1850.” Caleb Going, believed to be a kinsman, was surety, according to a message written June 14, 1999 by Tom Adams, a descendant.
Prudence Goins, daughter of Jesse James Goin and Nancy Goin, was born about 1776. She, a single woman, was mentioned in the will of her father written in 1807.

Stephen Goins, son of Jesse James Goin and Nancy Goin, was born about 1780. He was mentioned in the will of his father written in 1807 in Patrick County.

William Goins, son of Jesse James Goin and Nancy Goin, was born about 1782. He was mentioned in the will of his father written in 1807.

Elizabeth “Betsy” Goins, daughter of Jesse James Goin and Nancy Goin, was born about 1783. She, a single woman, was mentioned in the will of her father written in 1807.

Arthur Goins, son of Jesse James Goin and Nancy Goin, was born about 1786. He was mentioned as one of the “younger children: in the will of his father written in 1807.

Isaac Goins, son of Jesse James Goin and Nancy Goin, was born about 1788. He was mentioned as one of the “younger children” in the will of his father written in 1807.

Nancy Goins, daughter of Jesse James Goin and Nancy Goin, was born about 1793. She was mentioned as one of the younger children in the 1807 will of her father. She was married about 1810 to Robert Harris, regarded as the son of James Harris, Revolutionary War soldier and pensioner.

Robert Harris and Nancy Goins Harris were regarded as mulattos in Virginia, but when they reached Kentucky and Illinois, they were recorded as “white.”
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Jesse Goen appeared as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Patrick County, Smith’s River District, Enumeration District 160, page 40:

“Goen, Jesse 29, born in North Carolina
Mary 31, born in Virginia
Martha A. 10, born in Virginia
Mary J. 8, born in Virginia
Joanan 6, born in Virginia
Robert F. 2, born in Virginia
Jothina 4, born in Virginia”
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James Going, mulatto, was enumerated as the head of Household 526-556 in the 1850 census of Patrick County:

“Going, James 30, born in VA, mulatto, laborer
Eliza 25, born in VA, mulatto
Mary 6, born in VA, mulatto
George 3, born in VA, mulatto
John 1, born in VA, mulatto”
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John Going, “free colored,” was a resident of Patrick County in 1802. “John Going, Sr.” appeared as the head of a household in 1810, according to “A Supplement to the 1810 Census of Virginia.” He paid tax on two polls and one horse. “John Going, free colored male, 26-45” was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Patrick County, page 109-A. Five members of the household were engaged in agriculture. He did not reappear in the 1830 census of Patrick County.

It is believed that children born to John Going include:

John Going, Jr. born about 1776
Obadiah Going born in 1777
William Going born about 1778
Nancy Going born about 1787

John Going, Jr, believed to be a son of John Going, was born about 1776. He was married to Margaret Gregory March 12, 1812, according to “Patrick County, Virginia Marriages, 1791-1850.” John Going was surety, and Eliphaz Shelton was a witness. Eliphaz Shelton was also the surety for the marriage of Isaac Going and Nancy Lizby in 1796.

John Going, Jr. paid tax on one poll in 1810 in Patrick County. According to the tax list he owned no slaves or horses at that time.

John Going, Jr. and Margaret Gregory Going were enumerated in Stokes County, North Carolina in the 1840 and 1850 census returns. She was recorded in the 1870 census of Stokes County as a widow, according to Jean Grider.

Children born to John Going, Jr. and Margaret Gregory Going, according to Jean Grider, include:

[child] born about 1813
[child] born about 1815
[child] born about 1817
[child] born about 1820
Jonathan Going born about 1822
James Going born about 1824
Isham Going born about 1827
[son] born about 1830

Obadiah Going, believed to be a son of John Going, was born in 1777. He was surety for the marriage of his sister, Nancy Going February 24, 1807 when she was married to Stephen Going, according to “Patrick County, Virginia Marriages 1791-1850.”

William Going, son of John Going, was born about 1778, probably in Virginia. William Going, “son of John Going,” was married to Elizabeth Pack, “daughter of Mary Bowman” July 26, 1802, according to “Patrick County, Virginia Marriages, 1791-1850.” John Going was surety for the marriage. William Going was a taxpayer in 1810 on one poll and eight horses, according to the tax list. “William Going, free colored” was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Patrick County, page 154. Of William Going and Elizabeth Pack Going nothing more is known.

Nancy Going, believed to be a daughter of John Going, Sr, was born about 1787, probably in Virginia. Family researcher Kevin E. D. Smith of Boones Mill, Virginia suggests that her date of birth was closer to 1779. Nancy Going, “daughter of John Going” was married February 24, 1807 to Stephen Going, according to “Patrick County, Virginia Marriages, 1791-1850.” They are believed to be cousins.

Obadiah Going was surety for the marriage of his sister, Nancy Going when she was married to Stephen Going. David Hanby and William Moore were witnesses. William H. Robertson was the minister.

Stephen Going paid a tax on one horse and one poll in 1810. He owned no slaves at that time. Stephen Going appeared as a farmer and the head of a household in the 1820 census of Patrick County, page 121-A:

“Going, Stephen white male 26-45
white female 26-45
white female 10-16
white male 0-16
white female 0-16
white female 0-16”

Stephen Going, “free colored male” appeared as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Patrick County. The family was rendered as:

“Going, Stephen free colored male 36-55
free colored female 36-55
free colored male 10-24
free colored female 10-24
free colored female 10-24
free colored female 10-24
free colored male 0-10
free colored female 0-10
free colored female 0-0”

Nancy Going Going died in 1860 and Stephen Going died in 1863, according to Kevin E. D. Smith, a descendant.

Children born to them include:

Milly Going born about 1808
Allen Going born about 1811
Enoch Going born about 1814
Zilphy Going born about 1816
Susan Going born about 1819
Lucy Going born about 1823
Sally Going born about 1825

Milly Going, daughter of Stephen Going and Nancy Going Going, was born about 1808 in Patrick County. Of this indi­vidual nothing more is known.

Allen Going, son of Stephen Going and Nancy Going Going, was born about 1811 in Patrick County. He was married about 1835 to Martha Beasley who was born about 1818. Both of them died in 1880.

Children born to Allen Going and Martha Beasley Going in­clude:

Henry Clay Going born about 1836
Perrian Going born about 1838
Alexander Going born about 1840
Calvany Going born about 1842
Malinda Going born about 1844
Elizabeth Going born about 1848
Harrison Going born about 1849
Floyd Going born about 1855
Coleman Going born about 1858

Henry Clay Going, son of Allen Going and Martha Beasley Going, was born about 1836 in Patrick County. Of this indi­vidual nothing more is known.

Perrian Going, son of Allen Going and Martha Beasley Going, was born about 1838, probably in Patrick County. He was married January 14, 1861 to Nancy Lawson by William R. Bray, justice of the peace, according to “Surry County Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868.” She was the daughter of William Lawson and Lucy Going Lawson, who was born in 1842. Perrian Going died in 1865, and Nancy Lawson Going died in 1880.

Children born to them include:

William Perrian Goins born about 1862
Cyntha Goin born about 1865

William Perrian Goins, son of Perrian Going and Nancy Law­son Going, was born about 1862 in Patrick County. He was married about 1885 to Martha Ann Epperson who was born in 1861.

Children born to them include:

John William Henry Goins born about 1888
James Hanibal Harrison Goins born about 1890
Perion Andrew Ross Goins born about 1893
Cynthia Dorthoolie Ann Goins born about 1896
George Monroe Hobert Goins born about 1901

John William Henry Goins, son of William Perrian Goins and Martha Ann Epperson Goins, was born about 1888 in Patrick County. He was married about 1908 to Cora Belle Thomas who was born in 1891. He died in 1937, and she died in 1985.

Children born to John William Henry Goins and Cora Belle Thomas Goins include:

Sarah Elizabeth Goins born about 1909
William Lee Goins born about 1911
Ethel Lucille Goins born about 1913
Kenneth Harrison Goins born about 1915

Sarah Elizabeth Goins, daughter of John William Henry Goins and Cora Belle Thomas Goins, was born about 1909.

William Lee Goins, son of John William Henry Goins and Cora Belle Thomas Goins, was born about 1911.

Ethel Lucille Goins, daughter of John William Henry Goins and Cora Belle Thomas Goins, was born about 1913.

Kenneth Harrison Goins, son of John William Henry Goins and Cora Belle Thomas Goins, was born about 1915. He was mar­ried about 1935 to Catharine Hale.

Children born to Kenneth Harrison Goins and Catharine Hale Goins include:

Martha Ann Goins born about 1936
Dennis Lee “Bud” Goins born about 1939
Jacqueline Elaine Goins born about 1944
Larry Burton Goins born about 1947

Martha Ann Goins, daughter of Kenneth Harrison Goins and Catharine Hale Goins, was born about 1936. She was married about 1956 to Ralph Cresce.

Children born to them include:

Mark Anthony Cresce born about 1957

Dennis Lee “Bud” Goins, son of Kenneth Harrison Goins and Catharine Hale Goins, was born about 1939 He was married about 1965 to Brenda Bonfili.

Children born to Dennis Lee “Bud” Goins and Brenda Bonfili Goins include:

Jace Harrison Goins born about 1967
Page Elizabeth Goins born about 1970

Jacqueline Elaine Goins, daughter of Kenneth Harrison Goins and Catherine Hale Goins, was born about 1944. She was mar­ried about 1964 to Rodney Hinds.

Children born to them include:

Matthew Hinds born about 1947

Larry Burton Goins, son of Kenneth Harrison Goins and Catherine Hale Goins, was born about 1947. He was married about 1977, wife’s name Linda.

Children born to Larry Burton Goins and Linda Goins in­clude:

Amy Catherine Goins born about 1980
Brett Cameron Goins born about 1982
Catlin Elizabeth Goins born about 1985

James Hanibal Harrison Goins, son of William Perrian Goins and Martha Ann Epperson Goins, was born about 1890. He died in 1970.

Perion Andrew Ross Goins, son of William Perrian Goins and Martha Ann Epperson Goins, was born about 1893 in Patrick County.

Arthur McKinley Elsivane Goins, son of William Perrian Goins and Martha Ann Epperson Goins, was born about 1897 in Patrick County. He was married about 1919 to Pearl Gay Allen who was born in 1903. He died in 1964, and she died in 1985.

Children born to Arthur McKinley Elsivane Goins and Pearl Gay Allen Goins include:

Howard Perry Goins born about 1920
Dorothy Mae Goins born about 1922
Lillian Alberta Goins born about 1924
Arthur McKinley Goins, Jr. born about 1926
Zelda Rae Goins born about 1929
Janet Gay Goins born about 1934
William Grant Goins born about 1936

Howard Perry Goins, son of Arthur McKinley Elsivane Goins and Pearl Gay Allen Goins, was born about 1928 in Patrick County. He was married to Nicatia White about 1938.

Children born to Howard Perry Goins and Nicatia White Goins include:

Roger Perry Goins born about 1939

Roger Perry Goins, son of Howard Perry Goins and Nicatia White Goins, was born about 1939. He was married about 1962 to Violet Mitchum.

Children born to Roger Perry Goins and Violet Mitchum Goins include:

Dean Goins born about 1964
Dale Goins born about 1967

Dean Goins, son of Roger Perry Goins and Violet Mitchum Goins, was born about 1964. He was married about 1987 to Sandra Lavender. Children born to Dean Goins and Sandra Lavender Goins are unknown.

Dale Goins, son of Roger Perry Goins and Violet Mitchum Goins, was born about 1967. He was married about 1990, wife’s name Linda. Children born to Dale Goins and Linda Goins are unknown.

Dorothy Mae Goins, daughter of Arthur McKinley Elsivane Goins and Pearl Gay Allen Goins, was born about 1922. She was married about 1941 to James Edgar Lucas, Jr.

Children born to James Edgar Lucas, Jr. and Dorothy Mae Goins Lucas include:

Wayne Lucas born about 1943
Gary Lucas born about 1946

Wayne Lucas, son of James Edgar Lucas, Jr. and Dorothy Mae Goins Lucas, was born about 1943. He was married about 1966, wife’s name Robin.

Children born to them include:

Kenneth Wayne Lucas born about 1968
Amy Lynn Lucas born about 1971

Gary Lucas, son of James Edgar Lucas, Jr. and Dorothy Mae Goins Lucas, was born about 1946. He was married about 1969, wife’s name Cindy.

Lillian Alberta Goins, daughter of Arthur McKinley Elsivane Goins and Pearl Gay Allen Goins, was born about 1924. She was married about 1940 to Jack Earl Frith who was born in 1916.

Children born to them include:

Sandra Gay Frith [twin] born about 1941
Brenda Ray Frith [twin] born about 1941
Wanda Marie Frith born about 1943
Glen Wayne Frith born about 1946

Sandra Gay Frith, twin daughter of Jack Earl Frith and Lil­lian Alberta Goins, was born about 1941. She was married about 1965 to Rev. Branan Greene Thompson who was born in 1937.

Children born to them include:

Scott Branan Thompson born about 1968
John Dixon Thompson born about 1971

Brenda Ray Frith, twin daughter of Jack Earl Frith and Lil­lian Alberta Goins, was born about 1941. She died shortly after birth.

Wanda Marie Frith, daughter of Jack Earl Frith and Lillian Al­berta Goins, was born about 1943. She was married about 1964 to Edward Jackson Smith who was born in 1943.

Children born to them include:

Blake Edward Smith [twin] born in 1965
Kevin Edward Smith [twin] born in 1965
Brent Edward Smith born in 1968

Glenn Wayne Frith, son of Jack Earl Frith and Dorothy Mae Goins, was born about 1946. He was married about 1969 to Sue Ann Wilkins who was born in 1948. Later he was remar­ried to Linda Ware who was born in 1952.

Children born to them include:

Heather Nicole Frith born about 1979

Arthur McKinley Goins, son of Arthur McKinley Elsivane Goins and Pearl Gay Allen Goins, was born about 1926. He was married about 1949 to Dorothy Haynes.

Children born to Arthur McKinley Goins and Dorothy Haynes Goins include:

Allen Goins born about 1951
Jewel Ann Goins born about 1954

Allen Goins, son of Arthur McKinley Goins and Dorothy Haynes Goins, was born about 1951. He was married about 1974, wife’s name Mary.

Children born to Allen Goins and Mary Goins include:

Christopher Goins born about 1976
Brian Goins born about 1978
Arthur Goins born about 1982

Christopher Goins, son of Allen Goins and Mary Goins, was born about 1976.

Brian Goins, son of Allen Goins and Mary Goins, was born about 1978. He was married about 1990, wife’s name Connie. Children born to Brian Goins and Connie Goins are unknown.

Arthur Goins, son of Allen Goins and Mary Goins, was born about 1982.

Jewel Ann Goins, daughter of Arthur McKinley Goins, Jr. and Dorothy Haynes Goins, was born about 1954. She was married about 1975 to Charles Crabtree.

Children born to them include:

Melanie Crabtree born about 1978

Zelda Rae Goins, daughter of Arthur McKinley Elsivane Goins and Pearl Gay Allen, was born about 1929. She was married about 1948 to Roy Cook.

Children born to them include:

Douglas McKinley Cook born about 1949
David Garfield Cook born about 1951
Roy Darrell Cook born about 1953
Deborah Raye Cook born about 1954

Douglas McKinley Cook, son of Roy Cook and Zelda Rae Goins, was born about 1949. He was married about 1974 to Kathy June Lockhart who was born in 1955.

Children born to them include:

Cheryl Rene Cook born about 1977
Amanda Rae Cook born about 1981
Destiny Lehrea Cook born about 1987

David Garfield Cook, son of Roy Cook and Zelda Rae Goins Cook, was born about 1951. He was married about 1974, wife’s name Patsy.

Roy Darrell Cook, son of Roy Cook and Zelda Rae Goins Cook, was born about 1953. He was married about 1989 to Tammy Prevento who was born about 1961.

Children born to them include:

Katlin Dawn Cook born about 1991

Deborah Raye Cook, daughter of Roy Cook and Zelda Rae Goins Cook, was born about 1954. She was married about 1975 to James Wolfe.

Janet Gay Goins, daughter of Arthur McKinley Elsivane Goins and Pearl Gay Allen Goins, was born about 1934. She was married about 1957 to Donald Lee Bryant. She died in 1967, and he died in 1990.

Children born to them include:

Selena Dawn Bryant born in 1957

William Grant Goins, son of Arthur McKinley Elsivane Goins and Pearl Gay Allen Goins, was born about 1936. He was mar­ried about 1959 to Jenette Abel. Children born to William Grant Goins and Jenette Abel Goins are unknown.

Cynthia Dorthoolie Ann Goins, daughter of William Perrian Goins and Martha Ann Epperson Goins, was born about 1896. Of this individual nothing more is known.

George Monroe Hobert Goins, son of William Perrian Goins and Martha Ann Epperson Goins, was born about 1901. He was married about 1924 to Ruby Elmore. He died in 1976.

Children born to George Monro Hobert Goins and Ruby El­more Goins include:

Theodosha Ann Goins born about 1926
Mary Jane Goins born about 1928
Mark Goins born about 1931

Cyntha Goin, daughter of Perrian Going and Nancy Lawson Going, was born about 1865. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Calvany Going, son of Allen Going and Martha Beasley Go­ing, was born about 1842. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Malinda Going, daughter of Allen Going and Martha Beasley Going, was born about 1844. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Elizabeth Going, daughter of Allen Going and Martha Beasley Going, was born about 1848 in Patrick County. Of this indi­vidual nothing more is known.

Harrison Going, son of Allen Going and Martha Beasley Go­ing, was born about 1849. He was married about 1773, wife’s name Mary.

“‘Harrison Goin” headed a family in the 1880 census of Patrick County, Dan River District, Enumeration District 37, page 33:

“Goin, Harrison 31, born in Virginia
Mary 34, born in Virginia
Sarah 6, born in Virginia
Emiline 4, born in Virginia
Columbia 2, born in Virginia”

Floyd Going, son of Allen Going and Martha Beasley Going, was born about 1855. He was married about 1874, wife’s name Ruth A.

“Floyd Goin” was enumerated as the head of a family in the 1880 census of Patrick County, Dan River District, Enumer­ation District 157, page 33:

“Goin, Floyd 25, born in Virginia
Ruth A. 25, born in Virginia
Ida 5, born in Virginia
Laura 4/12, born in Virginia”

Coleman Going, son of Allen Going and Martha Beasley Go­ing, was born about 1858. Of this individual nothing more is known. He was married about 1878, wife’s name Mary.

“Coleman Goin” was the head of a household listed in the Dan River District of Patrick County in the 1880 census, Enumer­ation District 157, page 57:

“Goin, Coleman 21, born in Virginia
Mary 19, born in Virginia
[daughter] 1, born in Virginia”

Enoch Going, son of Stephen Going and Nancy Going Going, was born about 1814. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Zilphy Going, daughter of Stephen Going and Nancy Going Going, was born about 1816. She was married about 1835 to Henry Lawson. She died in 1863.

Susan Going, daughter of Stephen Going and Nancy Going Going, was born about 1819 in Patrick County. She was mar­ried about 1838 to Fleming Lawson, regarded as a brother to Henry Lawson and William Lawson. She died about 1863, perhaps in childbirth.

Children born to Fleming Lawson and Susan Going Lawson include:

Priscilla E. Lawson born about 1863

Lucy Going, daughter of Stephen Going and Nancy Going Going, was born about 1823 in Patrick County. She was mar­ried about 1840 to William Lawson. She died in 1863.

Children born to them include:

Nancy Lawson born about 1842

Nancy Lawson, daughter of William Lawson and Lucy Going Lawson, was born about 1842. She was married about 1861 to her first cousin Perrian Going. He died in 1865, and she died in 1880. Two children were born to them. For details, see his section.

Sally Going, daughter of Stephen Going and Nancy Going Going, was born about 1825. Of this individual noth­ing more is known.
==O==
John W. Goin, “mulatto” was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Patrick County, May’s Dis­trict, Enumeration District 159, page 42:

“Goin, John W. 27, born in Virginia, mulatto
Martha J. 30, born in Virginia
George M. 14, born in Virginia
Mary L. 9, born in Virginia
John H. J. 7, born in Virginia
Pinkney F. 4, born in Virginia
Roxanna 1, born in Virginia
Goin, Rendy [Cindy?] 67, born in Virginia, mother”
==O==
“Joseph Goin, of Patrick County, Virginia, yeoman” deeded 150 acres on Peters Creek, “being part of John Lankford’s old survey,” for 65 pounds in Virginia money to Abner Eules[s?],” according to Stokes County, North Carolina Deed Book 2, page 222. The deed was written about 1791.
==O==
Laura Goin, age 5, appeared in the 1880 census of Patrick County, Dan River District, Enumeration District 157, page 36 living in the household of her grandfather, William Lawson.
==0==
Leroy Goin was recorded in the 1880 census, Dan River Dis­trict, Enumeration District 157, page 21 as the head of a household:

“Goin, Leroy 42, born in Virginia
Priscilla 46, born in Virginia
William A. 20, born in Virginia
Mary 17, born in Virginia
Lee Richard 15, born in Virginia
Sarah Ann 13, born in Virginia
Alley S. 10, born in Virginia, daughter
Elitha 8, born in Virginia, daughter
Laura 6, born in Virginia
John Fletcher 3, born in Virginia”
==O==
Beverage Going was married July 26, 1810 to Agnes Harris, according to “Patrick County, Virginia Marriages, 1791-1850.” Of Beveridge Going and Agnes Harris Going nothing more is known.
==O==
Caleb Going was married June 9, 1802 to Polly Duncan, ac­cording to “Patrick County, Virginia Marriages, 1791-1850.” Children born to Caleb Going and Agnes Harris Going are unknown.
==O==
Ewell Going was married to Rosanah Horne March 1, 1852, according to “Patrick County Marriages, 1791-1860.” Of Ewell Going and Rosanah Horne Going nothing more is known.
==O==
Jacob Going was married to Nancy Smith January 10, 1792, according to “Patrick County, Virginia Marriages, 1791-1850.” Children born to Jacob Going and Nancy Smith Going are unknown.
==O==
Margaret Going was married December 20, 1806 to Year­lington Ennis, according to “Patrick County, Virginia Marriages, 1791-1850.” John Bolt was surety.
==O==
Mary Going was married to Peter Burress June 7, 1797, ac­cording to “Patrick County, Virginia Marriages, 1791-1850.”
==O==
Norman Going was married to Polly Jones, “daughter of Su­sanna Jones” December 7, 1835, according to “Patrick County, Virginia Marriages, 1791-1850.” Elisha Anglin was the bondsman. Charles Wilson was a witness. Norman Going and Polly Jones Going appeared as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Patrick County, southern district, page 399.
==O==
Pegge [Margaret?] Going was married February 12, 1800 to Bartholemew Adams, according to “Patrick County, Virginia Marriages, 1791-1850.”
==O==
Penai Going was married to Tyree Peck July 27, 1850, ac­cording to ac­cording to “Patrick County, Virginia Marriages, 1791-1850.”
==O==
Rebecca Going was married to Peter Findley September 28, 1797, according to according to “Patrick County, Virginia Marriages, 1791-1850.” John Cameron was surety.
==O==
Sally Going, free colored, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Patrick County, page 154:

“Going, Sally free colored female 24-36
free colored female 0-10”
==O==
Jacob Gowen, in his pension application, stated that he was born in Henry County, Virginia in 1762, however in 1762, that area was in Halifax County. Henry County was created in 1776, and Jacob Gowen enlisted there in the Virginia Conti­nental Line, according to “Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files” abstracted by Virgil D. White.

“Jacob Goan of Henry County” received compensation of four pounds, six shillings for “150 bundles of fodder which had been taken for public service,” according to Henry County records published in “Virginia Magazine of History and Bi­ography,” Vol. 10. The compensation was authorized by the Quartermaster General’s office during or shortly after the Rev­olutionary period. Jacob Gowen later received a pension, No. S32273. His name appeared in “List of Colonial Soldiers of Virginia” by H. J. Eckenrode.

He lived in Kentucky between 1790 and 1820 and then moved to Vincennes, Indiana. On June 7, 1832, he was in Vermillion County, Illinois. From 1826 to 1838, he lived in Lawrence County, Illinois, the county where Shadrack Gowin died in 1878.
==O==
William Goings, born 1763, enlisted at Halifax Court House, Virginia for the period of the Revolutionary War. He was married in October 1793, wife’s name Elizabeth, in Caswell County, North Carolina, adjoining Rockingham on the east. He applied for a pension in 1819 in Hawkins County, Ten­nessee and mentioned his wife, two sons, ages 11 and 2 and two daughters, ages 10 and 8. He died there August 23, 1847. [See GRF Newsletter, August 1990.]

In 1776, Henry County, Virginia was formed from Pittsylva­nia County. Goin/Going/Gowin individuals appearing in Henry County include; Charles, Clabourn, David, Elizabeth, Jacob, James, John, Josiah, Littleberry “Berry,” Nancy, Simon, Susanna, Zacheriah, Zedekiah and Zephaniah.

John Goan received land in Pittsylvania County in 1770. “John Going” took the oath of allegiance August 30, 1777. He received a land grant on March 1, 1784 of 374 acres on both sides of Blackberry Creek, adjoining his own land and that of John Witt. “John Gowin” patented an additional 79 acres on Blackberry Creek April 16, 1788. In 1795 he purchased land from Bartlett Washington. “John Going” was granted 153 acres on both sides of Little Blackberry Creek. Henry County Will Book 2, page 37 records the will of John Going, Sr, proved in 1801. Heirs named were Clabourn, Elizabeth, John, Nancy, Josiah, Littleberry, Susanna, Simeon, Zedekiah and Zacheriah.

David Goan received land in Pittsylvania County in 1770. On March 30, 1789, “David Gowin” was granted 94 acres on Spoon Creek, adjoining the land of John Ward and 185 acres on the south side of Spoon Creek, “adjoining Collier.” [David Smith Goins was supposedly in Grayson County, Virginia at this time.]
==O==
Timothy Goin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Patrick County, Dan River District, Enu­meration District 157, page 58:

“Goin, Timothy 38, born in Virginia
Frances 23, born in Virginia
Bowman, George 3, born in Virginia, step-son”
==O==
Steven Going was married February 24, 1807 to Nancy Going, according to “Patrick County, Virginia Marriages, 1791-1850.” Children born to Steven Going and Nancy Going Going are unknown.
==O==
William Going, son of John Going, was married to Elizabeth Pack July 26, 1802, according to “Patrick County, Virginia Marriages, 1791-1850.” Children born to William Going and Elizabeth Pack Going are unknown.
==O==
“William Going, Jr.” paid a tax on one poll in the 1810 tax list of Patrick County. He owned no horses or slaves.

William Going, Jr, “white male,” a farmer, appeared as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Patrick County, page 120-A. The household consisted of:

“Going, William, Jr. white male 26-45
white female 26-45
white female 10-16
white male 0-16
white male 0-16
white male 0-16
white male 0-16
white female 0-16
white female 0-16”
==O==
Cecil Goins and his wife Rosy Goins were residents of Patrick County in 1879. Children born to them include:

Texanna Goins born in 1851

Texanna Goins, daughter of Cecil Goins and Rosy Goins, was born in Virginia in 1851, according to her death certificate. She, “a mulatto,” and Green Pack were both residents of Patrick County when they were married October 26, 1879 in Surry County, North Carolina. They were enumerated in the 1900 census of Patrick County.

Texanna Goins Pack died August 25, 1926 and was buried in Red Bank Cemetery at Claudeville, Virginia in Patrick County, according to Hank Mabe, a descendant. Her death certificate showed her father as “Huke [Luke?] Goins.”
==O==
Sarah Goins was married to Alexander B. Clark February 4, 1840, according to “Patrick County, Virginia Marriages, 1791-1850.”

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