Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   

MAINE

 

Benton Going was listed in the First Maine Calvary Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.

==O==

Albert Gowen was listed in the 12th Maine Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.

                                             ==O==

John W. Gowan was listed in the Second Maine Calvary Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.

                                             ==O==

Samuel Gowan was listed in the 31st Main Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.

                                             ==O==

Andrew R. Gowen was married to Diane M. Hall Gowen August 1966 according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965,” certificate 05395.

==O==

Annie F. Gowen was married to Hollon L. Davis in May of 1961 according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”  Children born to Hollon L. Davis and Annie F. Gowen Davis are unknown.

==O==

Brian P. Gowen was married to Maude E. Gowen June 1963 according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965,” certificate 02757.

==O==

Carl H. Gowen was married to Frances I. Clark Gowen in January 1960 according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965,” certificate 0162.

==O==

Clarence E. Gowen was married to Judith I. Dean Gowen February 1966 according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965,” certificate 0538.

==O==

Dale A. Gowen was married to Nancy B. Trask Gowen June 1959 according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965,” certificate 3354.

==O==

Edward D. Gowen was married to Judith A. Raymond Gowen November 22, 1918 according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”

==O==

Ella G. Gowen was married to William F. Wilson September 2, 1918

==O==

Floyd E. Gowen was married to Shirley C. Therrien Gowen June 11, 1956 according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965,” certificate 02900.

==O==

Frederick N. Gowen was married to Pamelia G. Dodge Gowen September 12, 1956 according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965,” certificate 05620.

==O==

George A. Gowen was listed in the 19th Regiment of the Maine Infantry in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.

                                             ==O==

George R. Gowen was listed in the 17th Regiment of the Maine Infantry in the Civil War, according to Civil War military rosters.

                                             ==O==

Guy F. Gowen was married to Shirley M. Custeau Gowen April 1961 according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965,” certificate 01216.

==O==

James H. Gowen was listed in the Fifth Maine Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.

                                             ==O==

John W. Gowen was listed in the Second Maine Calvary Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.

                                             ==O==

Lawrence H. Gowen was married to Rebecca E. Peeler Gowen January 1961 according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965,” certificate 00257.

==O==

Leonard M. Gowen was married to Santa N. Asencio August of 1965 in Maine according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”

==O==

Milton F. Gowen was married to Rita L. McCormick December 1960 according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965,” certificate 07386.

==O==

Nathaniel Gowen enlisted in the Fourth Maine Infantry Regiment in the Civil War on June 15, 1861, according to the Civil War military roster.

                                             ==O==

Orrington Gowen was listed in the First Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.

                                             ==O==

Ralph V. Gowen was married to Irene J. Mercier Gowen August 1965 accordint o “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965,” certificate 05022.

==O==

Remi H. Gowen was married to Marion E. Freiday Gowen June 15, 1956 according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965,” certificate 02902.  The marriage is also recorded as Remi H. Gowen being wedded to Marion E. Marshall June 15, 1956 according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965,” Certificate 2902.  Children born to Remi H. Gowen, Marion E. Freiday Gowen and Marion E. Marshall Gowen are unknown.

==O==

Richard F. Gowen was married to Lillian L. Rines Gowen May 16, 1942 in Arrowsic according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”

==O==

Reuben Gowen was listed in the 12th Regiment of the Maine Infantry in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.

                                             ==O==

Samuel Gowen enlisted in the 31st Regiment of the Maine Infantry in the Civil War on April 9, 1864, according to the Civil War military roster.

                                             ==O==

Stephen P. Gowen was listed in the Fifth Regiment of the Maine Infantry in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.

                                             ==O==

Urban L. Gowen was married to Geraldine M. Cunningham Gowen September 19, 1942 in Arrowsic according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”

==O==

Walter A. Gowen was listed in the 27th Maine Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.

                                             ==O==

William Gowen was listed in the Second Maine Calvary Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.

                                             ==O==

William B. Gowen was listed in the 27th Maine Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.

                                             ==O==

Z. C. Gowen was listed in the Fourth Maine Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.

                                             ==O==

Pvt. Gowen Fowles [Fowler?], Company H, 20th Maine Regi­ment, Volunteer Infantry, Union soldier, had his picture ltaken during the Civil War. .

 

His photograph, a bust view, survives today, 133 years after the end of the war, maintained by U.S. Army preservation specialists in a temperature and humidity controlled, acid-free environment.  It is part of a collection of 27,000 photographs of Union Civil War soldiers that have been catalogued and placed online by U.S. Army Military History Institute.  The portraits, some full length and some head-and-shoulders view, generally were taken by professional photographers and show the soldiers in their uniforms with military insignia and accoutrement.

                                             ==O==

Pvt. John Gowen "of Maine" served in McIntire's Artillery.  On January 7, 1818 his patent to 160 acres in Illinois was delivered to "Mr. Holmes of Massachusetts in Congress," according to "War of 1812 Bounty Land in Illinois."

                                             ==O==

 William D. Gowin was listed in the Second Maine Calvary Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.                                          

==O==

Frank McGowen was listed in an unassigned company in the Maine infantry, according to the Civil War military roster.

 

ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY, MAINE

 

Perley A. Gowen was married to Fidella J. Fowler Gowen October 25, 1920 in Auburn according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”

 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, MAINE

 

Portland, the largest city in Maine and the county seat of Cumberland County, was established by Richard Tucker and George Cleaves in 1632.  The early settlement, known by several names, was destoyed by the Indians in 1676 and again by the French and Indians in 1690.  It remained desolate until 1715.  In 1719 the town of Falmouth was organized, including Falmouth Neck [now Portland.] 

 

On October 18, 1775 Falmouth was bombarded and burned by the British fleet for showing its sympathy to revolutionary elements in the area.  Falmouth Neck was incorporated in 1786 as the town of Portland.  It was capital of the State of Maine from 1820 to 1832. 

                                             ==O==

Ada Gowen, age 77, was born in September 1897 and died October 1, 1974 at West Baldwin, Maine, according to the records of the National Funeral Directors Assn.

                                             ==O==

Adelbert Gowen, age 85, was born January 11, 1908 and died December 17, 1992 at Westbrook, Maine, according to the records of the National Funeral Directors Assn.

==O==

Adeliade P. Gowen was married to Alfred F. Winslow August 21, 1901 in Westbrook according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”  Children born to Alfred F. Winslow and Adeliade P. Gowen Winslow are unkown.

==O==

Anne L. Gowen was married to Robert A. Brown June 19, 1950 in South Portland according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”  Children born to Robert A. Brown and Anne L. Gowen Brown are unknown.

==O==

Carrie G. Gowen was married to Harry S. Ryder August 18, 1997 (1897?) in South Portland according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”  Children born to Harry S. Ryder and Carrie G. Gowen Ryder are unkown.

==O==

Charles H. Gowen was married to Annie H. Fairfield Gowen May 27, 1994 in Saco according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”

==O==

Clarence K. Gowen was married to Yvonne Thibeault Gowen September 12, 1934 in Wesbrook according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”

==O==

Dora M. Gowen was married to George E. Bigelow October 15, 1908 in Portland according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”  Children born to George E. Bigelow and Dora M. Gowen Bigelow are unknown.

==O==

Eliza M. Gowen was married to Ernest F. Hardy December 7, 1904 in Westbrook accroding to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”  Children born to Ernest F. Hardy and Eliza M. Gowen Hardy are unkown.

==O==

Erwin S. Gowen was married to Gertrude Bridges Gowen December 27, 1922 in Biddeford according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”

                                             ==O==

Frank H. Gowen, a “stairbuilder,” lived at 494 Fore and boarded at 187 Oxford, according to the 1889 city directory of Portland.  He continued there in 1890 and had a business location at 39 Preble, South Portland listed in the 1891 directory.

 

George C. Gowen, a carpenter was associated with Frank H. Gowen and also boarded at 187 Oxford, according to the 1889 city directory of Portland.  In 1890 he was shown at 35 Cedar in Portland.  In 1891 George C. Gowen, a “stairbuilder” was shown at 504 Fore with residence at 54 Preble in South Portland.

 

George R. Gowen, perhaps the father of the above two, was a carpenter and builder living at 187 Oxford, according to the 1889 city directory of Portland.  He contined there in 1890, and showed his residence at 39 Preble, South Portland in the 1891 edition.

                                             ==O==

Frederick W. Gowen was married to Elizabeth A. Lawrence February 22, 1947 in Westbrook according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”

==O==

Freeman Gowen, a clerk, lived at 159 Commercial in 1889 with a second location at Saco, Maine, according to the city directory.  He had a duplicate entry in the 1890 edition.  In 1891 he continued as a clerk, but was living at 307 Commercial.

                                             ==O==

Harold Humphreys Gowen, son of Ethel Humphreys Gowen died January 15, 1999, and his obituary appeared in the January 16, 1999 edition of “Portland Press-Herald:”

 

“Harold Humphreys Gowen, 56, died unexpectedly Sunday at his home.  He attended Falmouth, Maine, schools and was retired from the Navy's submarine service.  Mr. Gowen was a member of Holy Trinity United Methodist Church, Greenville.  He was devoted to his family.  He had many interests and was highly skilled in electronics, mechanics and woodworking.

 

Surviving are his wife, Geraldine Ramsey Gowen of Greenville; two daughters, Debbie Gowen Owens of Fountain and Teresa Gowen Andrason of Greenville; his mother, Ethel Humphreys Gowen of Yarmouth, Maine; a sister, Diane Gowen Goddard of Cumberland Foreside, Maine; a half-brother, Richard H. Gowen of North Windham, Maine; one grandchild; and one step-grandchild.  A funeral service was held Wednesday at the Farmville Funeral Home, with burial following in Hollywood Cemetery, Farmville.”

 

 

Joseph Gowen, a shoemaker, lived at 142 Newbury, according to the 1889 edition of the Portland city directory.  In the 1890 and 1891 editions, he was shown at “Ocean corner of Main, Lunts corner, E. D.”

==O==

James H. Gowen was married to Nancy L. Meehan Gowen June 18, 1951 in Westbrook according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”

                                             ==O==

Otis P. Gowen, a fireman for the Portland & Rochester Railroad , boarded at 33 Portland, according to the 1889, 1890 and 1891 editions of the  city directory. 

==O==

Otis P. Gowen was married to Maud P. Dimmock Gowen April 25, 1994 in Portland according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”

                                             ==O==

Paul E. Gowen was married to Victoria Glaude Gowen September 14, 1935 in Saco according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”

==O==

Walter Gowen, an engineer for the Boston & Maine Railroad, East Division, lived at Biddeford, Maine, according to the 1890 edition of the Portland city directory.

                                             ==O==

William A. Gowan, a machinist for the Portland Company, roomed at 22 Church Street, according to the 1891 city directory.

==O==

A William A. Gowen is listed as being wed to C. B. McRae Gowen April 24, 1994 (1894?) in Westbrook according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”

 

HANCOCK COUNTY, MAINE

 

Clinton D. Gowen was married to Gladys M. Cleezer March 19, 1927 in Bucksport according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”

==O==

Edith B. Gowen was married to Harold E. Tate June 28, 1950 in Bucksport according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”  Children born to Harold E. Tate and Edith B. Gowen are unknown.

==O==

Fred L. Gowen was married to Beatrice M. Winchester Gowen in Bucksport according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”

==O==

Gowen W. Whitaker was married to Cretia J. Leighton July 3, 1903 in Gouldsboro according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”  He later was married to Sibel L. Handy November 3, 1906 in Gouldsboro according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”

 

KENNEBEC COUNTY, MAINE

 

Marcia A. Goings, wife of Charles Goings, died May 18, 1882 at the age of 38 years, 5 months, 13 days.  She was buried in Smith Cemetery at Palermo, Maine.

                                             ==O==

Abbott J. Gowen was married to Ethel W. Hooper Gowen August 6, 1928 in Farmingdale according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”

 

Abbott Gowen, age 80, was born in January 1902 and died in Augusta, Maine January 1, 1982, according to the records of the National Funeral Directors Assn.

==O==

Alra E. Gowen was married to Walter H. Brackett November 5, 1923 in Clinton according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.” 

==O==

Alvin E. Gowen was married to Augusta J. Carver Gowen March 20, 1915 in Bucksport according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”

                                             ==O==

Blanche Gowen was married to John H. Jacobs August 8, 1995 (1895?) in Clinton according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”  Children born to John H. Jacobs and Blanche Gowen are unknown.

==O==

Dale A. Gowen was married to Viola J. Monroe Gowen June 18, 1949 in Farmingdale according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”

==O==

Several members of the Gowen family were mentioned in "Vital Records of Clinton, Maine to the Year, 1892" compiled by Carlton Edward Fisher and published by Maine Historical Society.

 

John Gowen was born in Clinton January 5, 1795.  He was married to Mrs. Abigail Thurston March 24, 1817 at Clinton.  He appeared as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Clinton and Kennebec County enumerated as:

 

          "Gowen,               John                           55

                                       Abigail

                                       Samuel M.                  22

                                       John                            19

                                       William                        7"

 

John Gowen died October 17, 1871.  Abigail Thurston Gowen, "widow of John" died July 2, 1873, also at Clinton.

 

Children born to John Gowen and Abigial Thurston Gowen include:

 

          Samuel M. Gowen                                    born in 1828

          John Gowen                                              born in 1831

          Eliza J. Gowen                                          born in 1835

          William H. Gowen                                    born in 1843

 

Samuel M. Gowen, son of John Gowen and Abigail Thurston Gowen, was born in 1828 in Clinton.  He appeared in the household of his father in the 1850 census of Kennebec County as a 22-year-old.

 

On October 11, 1851 he filed a marriage intent with Miss Mehedda McLaughton of Prospect, Maine at Bucksport, Maine.  He was a resident of Clinton at that time. 

 

“Samuel M. Gowen” was the proprietor of a sawmill at Greenville, California in Plumas County in 1885, according to the Plumas County directory of that year.  “William H. Gow-en, lumberman” was also listed in the same edition.

 

Children born to Samuel M. Gowen and Mehedda McLaughton Gowen are unknown.

 

John Gowen, son of John Gowen and Abigail Thurston Gowen, was born in 1831 in Clinton.  He appeared in the household of his father in the 1850 census of Kennebec County as a 19-year-old.

 

Eliza J. Gowen, daughter of John Gowen and Abigail Thurston Gowen, was born in 1835 in Clinton.  She died June 4, 1845 at age 10.

 

William H. Gowen, son of John Gowen and Abigail Thurston Gowen, was born in 1843.  He appeared in the 1850 census of Kennebec County as a seven-year-old in the household of his father.  “William H. Gowen, lumberman” was listed in the 1885 county directory of Plumas County, California, living at Greenville, California, along with “Samuel M. Gowen.”

                                             ==O==

Sarah Jane Gowen was married May 8, 1858 to Alfred Page Marshall who was born September 13, 1829 at Windsor, Maine.  He died August 12, 1886 in Augusta, Maine..

 

Children born to them include:

 

          Jennie Gowen Marshall                                  born about 1860

                                            ==O==

George Gowen was born in 1819.  "George Gowing" was married to Elizabeth Burton September 23, 1838.  Both of them were from Clinton.  The marriage intent shows the name of the groom as "George Gowin."

 

Elizabeth Burton Gowen apparently died a few years after their wedding, for on October 28, 1845 George Gowen was married to Miss Philomela Pollard of Winslow, Maine.  They appeared in the 1850 census of Kennebec County as the head of a household rendered as:

 

          "Gowen,                       George                                   31

                                                Philomela

                                                George S.                                9

                                                Otis M.                                    4

                                                Ann G.                                    2

                                                Zacheria                                 1/12"

 

George Gowen died July 31, 1851 at age 33.  Philomela Pollard Gowen filed a marriage intent with Osgood Smith of Bloomfield, Maine December 30, 1858.

 

Children born to George Gowen and Philomela Pollard Gowen include:

 

          Angela Gowen                                born in 1839

          George S. Gowen                           born in 1841

          Otis M. Gowen                               born in 1846

          Ann G. Gowen                                born in 1848

          Zacheria Gowen                              born in 1850

 

Angela Gowen, daughter of George Gowen and Elizabeth Burton Gowen, was born in 1839 in Clinton.  She appeared in the 1850 census in her father's household as an 11-year-old.  "Miss Angelina Gowen" filed a marriage intent with Alexander P. Gerald in Clinton September 26, 1859.  Both were from Clinton.

 

George S. Gowen, son of George Gowen and Elizabeth Burton Gowen, was born in 1841 in Clinton.  He appeared as a nine-year-old in the household of his father in the 1850 census of Kennebec County.

 

"George Gowen," believed to be George S. Gowen, appeared in the 1880 census of Dawson County, Nebraska, Enumeration District 168, page 12, Platte Township.  "John Gowen, the father of George Gowen," was born in Maine in 1806.

 

The family was enumerated as:

 

          "Gowen,                       George                39, born in Maine

                                                Phedotra             36, born in New York

                                                Francis M.          10, born in Minnesota

                                                Iva B.                    6, born in Minnesota

          Gowen,                         John                    74, born in Maine, father"

 

Ann G. Gowen, daughter of George Gowen and Philomela Pollard Gowen, was born in 1848.  She appeared in the 1850 census of Kennebec County as a two-year-old living in the household of her father.

 

Otis M. Gowen, son of George Gowen and Philomela Gowen, was born in 1846.  He appeared in the 1850 census of Kennebec County as a four-year-old living in his father's household.

 

Zacheria Gowen, son of George Gowen and Philomela Pollard Gowen, was born in Clinton.  He appeared in the 1850 census as a one-month-old in the household of his father.

 

Nothing more of Zacheria Gowen appears in the Clinton records, but it is believed that he removed to Bloomfield, Maine when his mother was remarried to Osgood Smith in 1858.

 

Samuel Gowen was born in 1776.  He died in Clinton, Maine June 13, 1820 at age 44.

                                             ==O==

Isaac Gowen was born at Clinton, September 25, 1823, according to municipal records.  He filed a marriage intent with Christiana Goodridge August 28, 1849.  "Chrischana Gowen" was born in 1826 at Clinton.  They continued to live there in 1864 when a son was born.

 

Children born to Isaac Gowen and Christiana Goodridge Gowen include:

 

          Parker Gowen                                            born in July 1858

          Howard W. Gowen                                    born August 23, 1864

 

Parker Gowen, son of Isaac Gowen and Christian Goodridge Gowen, was born in July 1858 at Clinton.  "Parker P. Gowen," believed to be the above, who was "born at Clinton in 1857, died at Clinton in 1878."

 

Howard W. Gowen, son of Isaac Gowen and Christiana Goodridge Gowen, was born at Clinton August 23, 1864.  On November 11, 1887 he filed a marriage intent with Miss Blanche Berdeen of Clinton.

 

Howard W. Gowen died September 22, 1888 at age 24, less than a year after his marriage.  Nothing more is known of Blanche Berdeen Gowen.

 

John Drew Gowen, possibly a brother of Isaac, was born about 1825, probably at Clinton.  On August 28, 1849 he filed a marriage intent with Oranda Goodridge, possibly a sister of Philomela Goodridge.  Both were from Clinton.

 

Oranda Goodridge Gowen, "widow of Drew" continued to live at Clinton until her death September 25, 1888 at age 57 years, 11 months.

 

Children born to John Drew Gowen and Oranda Goodridge Gowen include:

 

          Abbie J. Gowen                     born April 26, 1860

          Flora Mabell Gowen             born June 22, 1861

 

Abbie J. Gowen, daughter of John Drew Gowen and Oranda Goodridge Gowen, was born April 26, 1860 at Clinton.  She continued as a resident of Clinton June 1, 1879 when she filed a marriage intent with A. N. Garcelon of Lewiston, Maine.

 

Flora Mabell Gowen, daughter of John Drew Gowen and Oranda Goodridge Gowen, was born June 22, 1861 at Clinton.  She filed a marriage intent with Orrin Ricker of Waterville, Maine September 8, 1883, according to Clinton municipal records.

                                             ==O==

Ann M. Gowen was married to John Tuttle December 21, 1837.  Both were from Clinton.

                                             ==O==

Arobine Gowen was born in 1862 at Clinton, and died in 1880 at age 18.

                                             ==O==

Mrs. Frances E. Gowen was the mother of Perley A. Gowen who was born at Clinton February 19, 1883.

                                             ==O==

Miss [probably Mrs.] Frances E. Gowen of Clinton was married to Norman J. Rawding of Portland, Maine at Clinton December 24, 1891.

                                             ==O==

Mary Gowen who was born at Clinton in 1859 died there in 1877.

                                             ==O==

Miss Orrissa Gowen was married to Morris McNally March 16, 1876.  Both were of Clinton.

                                             ==O==

Samuel L. Gowen, "the son of Samuel Gowen and Mililda Gowen," died at Clinton September 11, 1853 at the age of "15 months and 11 days," according to municipal records.

==O==

Paul E. Gowen was married to Iva K. Tracy Gowen April 3, 1947 in Hallowell according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”

==O==

Walter Gowen was married to Faustina Haines Gowen December 3, 1992 in Clinton according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1856-1965.”

                                             ==O==

Walter E. Gowen was born in 1856 at Clinton, according to the municipal records.

                                             ==O==

Willard R. Gowen of Clinton and Miss Nellie J. Quimby of Bucksport, Maine filed a marriage of intent June 12, 1883.  Of Willard R. Gowen and Nellie J. Quimby Gowen nothing more is known.

==O==

William W. Gowen was married to Carol A. Violette Gowen May 15, 1954 in Westbrook according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”

 

PENOBSCOT COUNTY, MAINE

 

Bunny M. Gowen was married to John McFarland May 24, 1954 in Bangor according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”  Children born to John McFarland and Bunny M. Gowen McFarland are unknown.

==O==

Charles F. Gowen was a fireman employed by Maine central Railroad residing at a house on 10 Davis Street in Bangor Maine in 1882 according to the Bangor city directory.

 

Charles F. Gowen was listed as a laborer for the Maine Central Railroad living at a house on 10 Davis Street in Bangor, Maine in 1884 according to the city directory.

 

Charles F. Gowen was a laborer for Maine Central Railroad residing at a house on 10 Davis Street in Bangor, Maine in 1885-86 according to the city directory.

 

Charles F. Gowen was a car cleaner for Maine Central Railroad and resided at a house at 218 Main Street in Bangor, Maine in 1887-88 according to the city directory.

 

Charles F. Gowen was listed as a laborer residing at 14 Lincoln Street in Bangor, Maine in 1891 according to the city directory.

 

Charles F. Gowen was listed as a laborer residing at Chester Place in Bangor, Maine in 1892 according to the city directory.

==O==

Clinton D. Gowen was married to Mona E. Dodge Gowen January 29, 1936 in Bangor according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”

 

He was later married to to Mollie Lyons Gowen July 8, 1943 in Bangor according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”  This marriage is also recorded as Gowen being wed to Molly Lyons Gowen May 18, 1950 in Bangor, and again as Gowen being wed to Mollie L. McKinney July 8, 1943 in Bangor, or May 18, 1950 in Bangor, according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”

==O==

Emma I. Gowen was married to Almon A. Milliken September 1, 1997 (1897?) in Bradford according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”  Children born to Almon A. Milliken and Emma I. Gowen Milliken are unknown.

==O==

Francis L. Gowen was listed as a clerk rooming at Taylor’s block at the Kenduskeag Bridge in Bangor, Maine in 1887-88 according to they city directory.

 

Frank L. Gowen was listed as an accountant residing at 9 Taylor block at the Kenduskeag bridge in Bangor, Maine in 1891 in the city directory.

 

Frank L. Gowen worked as a translator and resided at 9 Taylor & Jones Block, Kenduskeag Bridge in Bangor, Maine in 1892 according to the city directory.

==O==

Frank Gowen was a comedian living in a room on 18 Main Street in Bangor, Maine in 1882-84 according to the Bangor city directory.

                                             ==O==

Joseph Gowen enlisted November 10, 1812 in Capt. John Cummings Maine militia company.  He was discharged as a lieutenant December 1, 1812.  He was married to Ruth Beal [or Bell] about 1815, probably in Penobscot County.  Ruth Beal Gowen died in 1841.  In 1850 Joseph Gowen was a resident of Brownville, Maine.  In that year he received Bounty Land Warrant No. 428 to 160 acres of land.  In 1871 Joseph Gowen was a resident of Lincoln, Maine.  He received pension No. SC-16931, according to "War of 1812 Pensioners" by Virgil D. White.  He died February 6, 1873. 

                                               ==O==

Luther Gowen was a surveyor living in a house at 18 Main Street in Bangor, Maine in 1882-84 according to the city directory.

 

Luther Gowen worked as a scaler and resided at 9 Tatlor and Jones Block, Kenduskeag Bridge in Bangor, Maine in 1892 according to the city directory.

==O==

Luther Gowen, a scaler, was listed in the Bangor, Maine city directory as residing at 9 Taylor Block at Kenduskeag Bridge in 1891.

==O==

Ora S. Gowen was married to Maud Inman Gowen January 27, 1900 in Bradford according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”

==O==

Orrington Gowen was listed as a carpenter residing at 179 Main Street in Bangor, Maine in 1891 according to the city directory.

==O==

Samuel Gowen was married to Jemima M. Jenks in 1858, according to Penobscot County marriage records.  Children born to Samuel Gowen and Jemima M. Jenks Gowen are unknown.

==O==

Theodore W. Gowen was married to Mabel H. Woodman Gowen October 6, 1921 in Orrington according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”

 

LINCOLN COUNTY, MAINE

 

John H. Gowan of Nobleboro, Maine was married about 1830 to Mrs. Abigail "Nabby" Clark Tobey.  She was born August 25, 1803 and was first married to Joseph Tobey, according to "Genealogy of John Clarke" by Marlene A. Hinkey.  John H. Gowan wrote a letter from Saco, Maine March 30, 1842 to Charles M. Pierce of New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Some abstracts:

"... yours of the 28th was recd this morning stating that the Billow had not arrived ..."

"I can only say that she sailed I think the 16th inst. & was reported in Cape Ann the 24th & sailed from thence same day for New Bedford & that is the last known I have had from her."

"... as she had on Board 109 [?] empty oil Casks & 4,000 Brick."

Brick was often used as ballast on whaling ships.  This stampless letter had a circular date stamp for Saco, Maine and was carried at an 18 3/4 cent rate.  The letter was offered for sale in November 2003 on Ebay.

 

John H. Gowan was listed as a brickmaker in the 1842 city directory of Saco.

 

Abigail "Nabby" Clarke Tobey Gowan died December 3, 1892 and was buried in Clarke-Linscott Cemetery at Jefferson, Maine.

                                             ==O==

Nehemiah Gowen, son of Asa Gowen and Betsy Gowen, was born January 15, 1812 in Montville, Maine in Lincoln County, according to Carol Mushero, coordinator for Montville, Maine genealogical site.

 

Nehemiah Gowen was enumerated in the 1840 census of Lincoln County as a “white male, 20-30,” a farmer, living alone in Washington township.  He was married about 1840, wife’s name Eliza.  Eliza Gowen died about 1843.  “Nehemiah Gowan” was remarried February 2, 1847 in Unity, Maine in Waldo County to Eliza Ann Whitten of Unity, Maine who was born July 26, 1820 in Newburgh, Maine in Penobscot County.  Her residence was also shown as Unity at that time, according to “Maine Marriage Index, 1743-1891.”  Her father was John Whitten who was born in Maine about 1795.  They lived in Palermo and East Palermo from about 1847 to 1858, according to Elizabeth E.  Chain, Ph.D.

 

They were enumerated in the 1850 census of Waldo County, living at Palermo:

 

“Gowin,          Nehemiah                     40, farmer, $1,500 real estate,

                                                                      born in ME

                         Eliza                             26, farmer, born in ME

                         O’Shea W.                    10, born in ME

                         Aseneth                          7, born in ME

                         John                               2, born in ME

                         George R.                4/12, born in ME”

 

Nehemiah Gowen died about 1857 in Palermo, Maine in Waldo County.  Eliza Ann Whitten Gowen was remarried to Daniel Lenfest of Appleton, Maine in Knox County.  They were enumerated in the 1870 census,  Included in the household were their children:

 

          Lenfest,          Chessman           22,

                                  Lee                     10

                                  Lucy E.                6

          Gowen,          George R.           21,

                                 Erastus                18,

                                 Oliver                  16”

 

They removed to Ong, Nebraska in Clay County shortly after the census.  She died there November 13, 1909.

 

Children born to Nehemiah Gowen and Eliza Gowen include:

         

          O’Shea Gowen                                         born about 1840

          Asenath Gowen                                        born about 1843

         

Children born to Nehemiah Gowen and Eliza Ann Whitten Gowen include:

 

          John Gowen                                         born about 1848

          George Riley Gowen                           born February 27, 1849

          Erastus L. Gowen                                born about 1854

          Oliver W. Gowen                                born in June 1856

 

O’Shea Gowen, son of Nehemiah Gowen and Eliza Gowen, was born about 1840.  He appeared as a 10-year-old in the 1850 census of Waldo County.

 

Asenath Gowen, daughter of Nehemiah Gowen and Eliza Gowen, was born about 1843.  She appeared as a seven-year-old in the 1850 census of her father’s household.

 

John Gowen, son of Nehemiah Gowen and Eliza Ann Whitten Gowen, was born about 1848 in Palermo.  He appeared as a two-year-old in the 1850 census of Waldo County.

 

George Riley Gowen, son of Nehemiah Gowen and Eliza Ann Whitten Gowen, was born February 27, 1849 in Waldo County at East Palermo.  He appeared at the age of four months in the 1850 census.  He was enumerated in the 1870 census of Knox County, Maine living in the household of his stepfather at Appleton, Maine.  Knox County was created from Waldo County in 1860.  The census of 1870 showed his stepfather named Lenfest, three Lenfest children, his mother and his brothers, Erastus Gowen and Oliver Gowen.

 

He removed to Nebraska September 29, 1877, but often returned to Maine to visit his kinsmen.  He was recorded in the 1880 census of Morton County, Dakota Territory working as a teamster

 

He was married May 1, 1883 in Edgar, Nebraska to Lydia Jane “Kitty” Bull, daughter of Horace Catlin Bull and Sarah Roxanna Baker Bull.  Lydia Jane “Kitty” Bull was born November 23, 1860 in St. Charles County Missouri.  She was enumerated in the 1870 and 1880 census of Jersey County, Illinois at Otterville with her parents.

 

She had come to Nebraska March 1, 1882 to visit in the Beck home.  The marriage was performed in the home of William Beck and Emma Bull Beck, sister of Lydia Jane “Kitty” Bull.

 

George Riley Gowen purchased his farm from his half brother, Lee Lenfest.

 

George Riley Gowen was enumerated in the 1900 census in Nebraska with Lydia Jane “Kitty” Bull Gowen and five children.  In 1910 they were recorded with four children.

 

George Riley Gowen died January 4, 1933 in Ong, Nebraska in Clay County and was buried in Ong City Cemetery, according to Elizabeth E. Chain, a great-granddaughter.

 

Lydia Jane “Kitty” Bull Gowen operated a boarding house and worked as the night operator on the telephone switchboard in Ong.  About 1945 she was asked to write of her life and memories:

 

“I was born in 1860 and was the baby when Father went to the war.  My brother, Charles, joined the army as soon as he was old enough, but he only got as far as Alton, Illinois, and guarded prisoners.  Two children, Tom and Bob, were born after me; Tom while Father was gone.  Mother saw lots of hardships while Father was gone.  The neighbors hired Mother by paying so much a child, to prepare one room and teach school.  There was no school near.  My mother taught three women to write; she had been doing their writing to their husbands in the war.

 

My oldest sister, Emma, took care of us young child-ren.  I remember a little bit about it, and one time that happened while my father was home on a furlough.  I did not know him when he came home.  I know I felt odd when I saw Mother hug and kiss that strange man that I was afraid of.  I had forgotten all about him.  I knew Mother wrote letters to someone we called Pap-py, and I always had to write to him too.  I was afraid of him but soon got over it and remember what we had for supper that day.  We had a tablecloth on the table, which was used only for company.  I remember we had soda biscuits, mashed potatoes, ham and good ham grease gravy, and ripe peaches that Will and I thought were fine. They had a dance that night and I sat up on the table out of the way.”

 

Lydia Jane “Kitty” Bull Gowen died February 24, 1962 in Carroll County, Iowa and was buried at Ong, Nebraska.

 

Children born to George Riley Gowen and Lydia Jane “Kitty” Bull Gowen include:

 

          Laura Eliza Gowen                         born February 12, 1884

          Lucie Ella Gowen                           born November 3, 1885

          George Orie Gowen                        born December 12, 1887

          Asa Barzillai Gowen                       born March 3, 1891

          Jessie Eva Gowen                           born March 28, 1893

          Charles Thomas Gowen                 born March 5, 1895

 

Laura Eliza Gowen, daughter of George Riley Gowen and Lydia Jane “Kitty” Bull Gowen, was born February 12, 1884 at Edgar, Nebraska.  She was married May 31, 1905 to Roy Rowlison.  He died November 15, 1960 and was buried in Hastings, Nebraska.  She died December 26, 1960 in Hastings, Nebraska and was buried beside her husband.

 

Lucie Ella Gowen, daughter of George Riley Gowen and Lydia Jane “Kitty” Bull Gowen, was born November 3, 1885 in Edgar.  She was married June 15, 1910 in Ong to Rev. Amzia Steele.  He died November 21, 1924 in Prescott, Arizona.  She died January 12, 1956 in Norwalk, California.

 

George Orie Gowen, son of George Riley Gowen and Lydia Jane “Kitty” Bull Gowen, was born December 12, 1887 in Edgar.  He served in the American Expeditionary Forces in France in World War I.  He was married to Ida May Love April 18, 1918 in Billings, Montana.  He died July 3, 1928 in Laurel, Montana and was buried there in Soldiers Cemetery.  Children born to George Orie Gowen and Ida May Love Gowen are unknown.

 

Asa Barzillai Gowen, son of George Riley Gowen and Lydia Jane “Kitty” Bull Gowen, was born March 3, 1891 in Edgar.  He died 10 months later on January 2, 1892 and was buried in Edgar.

 

Jessie Eva Gowen, daughter of George Riley Gowen and Lydia Jane “Kitty” Bull Gowen, was born March 28, 1893.  She was married about 1910, husband’s name Chain.  She died August 26, 1989.

 

Children born to them include:

 

          Elizabeth E. Chain                                      born about 1919

 

Dr. Elizabeth E. Chain, daughter of Lydia Jane “Kittie” Bull Chain, was born about 1919.  In 2003 she was living in Chandler, Arizona where she was active in Gowen family research.

 

Charles Thomas Gowen, son of George Riley Gowen and Lydia Jane “Kitty” Bull Gowen, was born March 5, 1895 in Edgar.  He was married to Ethel Iola Love June 23, 1917 in Cedar Rapids, Nebraska at the home of Rev. Amzia Steele and Lucie Gowen Steele.  Ethel Iola Love Steele died June 12, 1968 and was buried in Laurel, Montana.

 

Erastus L. Gowen, son Nehemiah Gowen and Eliza Ann Whitten Gowen, was born about 1854 in Maine.  He was enumerated in the 1870 census of his step-father in Knox County.  He was recorded in the 1880 census of Morton County, Dakota Territory as a teamster.

 

He was married July 24, 1880 to Jane S. Flancers in Penobscot County, Maine.  Children born to Erastus L. Gowen and Jane S. Flancers Gowen are unknown.

 

Oliver W. Gowen, son of Nehemiah Gowen and Eliza Ann Whitten Gowen, was born in June 1856 in Maine.  Shortly after the death of his father, his mother was remarried, husband’s name Lenfest.  They were enumerated in the 1870 census of Knox County, Maine.

 

He was brought to Nebraska by his step-father.  He was married in 1876, wife’s name Eva.  She was born in 1861 in Illinois.  He died in Clay County, Nebraska after 1930.

 

Children born to Oliver W. Gowen and Eva Gowen include:

 

          Gus Elmer Gowen                                              born in 1878

          Edith Gowen                                                       born in 1881

          Elva Gowen                                                         born in 1884

          Dollie Gowen                                                      born in 1889

 

PISCATAQUIS COUNTY, MAINE

 

Graves of Charles F. Gowen and Julia E. Gowen and their sons were located by Barbara W. Trottier of Skowhegan, Maine while doing cemetery research in Piscataquis County.  She wrote September 28, 1992, "While doing some research on the Washburn and Small families, I recently located a cemetery off the Zion Road at Wellington.  It is called the Small Cemetery and also is known as the Boston Cemetery.  It contains only 25-30 graves."

 

Buried there were:

 

          Charles F. Gowen, born September 2, 1861, died June 3,

1914. 

Julia E. Gowen, his wife, born July 24, 1868, died May 16,

1922.

          F. Earl Gowen, son, born October 21, 1891, died March

21, 1982.

          Aubrey Gowen, son, born August 6, 1899, died September

16, 1899.

 

SAGADAHOC COUNTY, MAINE

 

Gowen Emmons was married to Elizabeth A. Prescott Emmons November 9, 1929 in Biddeford according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”

==O==

Abbie R. Gowen was married to Merle A. Weeks May 27, 1932 in Arrowsia according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”  Children born to Merle A. Weeks and Abbie R. Gowen Weeks are unknown.

==O==

Clarence J. Gowen was married to Eleanor J. Mitchell Gowen October 31, 1947 in Bath according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”

==O==

Fred N. Gowen was married to Maud E. Nickerson Gowen March 26, 1906 in Woolwich according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”

==O==

John C. Gowen was married to Gladys L. Stimpson Gowen June 10, 1922 in Bath according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”

==O==

John E. Gowen was married to Marie L. Richards Gowen November 22, 1918 in Bath according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”

 

John E. Gowen was married to Fern E. McClean Gowen June 25, 1937 in Bath according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”  Also, as John E. Gowen was married to Fern E. Staples Gowen June 25, 1937 in Bath according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”

 

SHAPLEIGH COUNTY, MAINE

 

Samuel Gowen was married in 1801 to Mary Brackett, according to Shapleigh County marriage records.  Children born to Samuel Gowen and Mary Brackett Gowen are unknown.

 

SOMERSET COUNTY, MAINE

 

Alfred J. Gowen, Jr. was married to Mary C. Bishop July 16, 1955 in Fairfield according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”

==O==

Althea A. Gowen was married to Kenneth C. Murray December 13, 1941 in Harmony according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”  Children born to Kenneth C. Murray and Althea A. Gowen Murray are unknown.

==O==

Cherrie P. Gowen was married to Jasper G. Levitt September 16, 1932 in Harmony according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1865.”  Children born to Jasper G. Levitt and cherrie P. Gowen Levitt are unknown.

 

WALDO COUNTY, MAINE

 

Christina A. Gowen was married to Joshua C. Hammond June 1, 1921 in Troy according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”  Children born to Joshua C. Hammond and Christina A. Gowen Hammond are unknown.

==O==

Delia E. Gowen was married to Alfred G. Bohn April 30, 1913 in Thorndike according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”  Children born to Alfred B. Bohn and Delia E. Gowen Bohn are unknown.

==O==

Robert M. Gowen, who was born at Troy, Waldo County, Maine October 20, 1899, was living in Detroit, Somerset County, Maine when he enlisted in the U. S. Army.  He enlisted at Belfast, Maine October 1, 1918 and spent his entire military career at the University of Maine, Orono, where he was discharged three months later December 7, 1918.

                                        ==O==

John S. Goyens who was born July 3, 1837 was the husband of Eliza Goyens, who was born August 21, 1838, according to their tombstones in South Belfast Cemetery, Belfast, Maine, according to "Belfast, Maine Records," published by Maine Historical Society.

 

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY, MAINE

 

Abigail Wilson Gowen, a widow of Steuben, Maine, was denied a pension for her husband’s service in the American Revolutionary war due to the non-specific account of her husband’s service.

==O==

Bertha A. Gowen was married to William J. Paradis June 22, 1942 in Jonesport according to “Maine Marriage Records, 1892-1965.”  Children born to William J. Paradis and Bertha A. Gowen Paradis are unkown.

                                             ==O==

Dr. Patricia L. M. Plummer, physics professor at the Univer-sity of Missouri, wrote March 29, 2001:

 

“Gowen Wilson Plummer is the son of Jesse Plummer of Washington County, Maine.  He left Maine after an unhappy marriage, was in Cuba and ended up near Vermillion Bay, Louisiana.  He wrote his brother Otis Plummer back in Maine that he was building a boat and was in better health than before.

 

His mother's name was Abigail Yeaton Plummer.

 

Our next sighting of him was with Artemise and a son William Henry, born 1845 and another child in the 1850 Louisiana census.  He was granted a license to sell liquor and operate a tavern in Sabine Pass, Jeffer-son County, Texas.  He lived in that general area of Texas for about 14 years, the last few years were spent as lighthouse keeper at Sabine Pass. 

 

He was loyal to the North, and kept the light going for a number of months after the Civil War started, and he was not being paid.  He spent a number of years, from about 1864-1875, in Maine trying to get paid both for his work and for the cattle, sheep and lumber taken by Union Forces and for his boat which was used to sup-ply Navy ships anchored in the river and near the coast in the Gulf.

 

Gowen Wilson Plummer’s son, Otis Plummer was married to his cousin, a daughter of Otis Plummer, and they returned to Texas and then to the Sabine Pass area about 1880.”

 

Gowin Wilson Plummer and his wife, “Arthemis Plummer”, [Artemise Rievere Ellender Plummer, ac-cording to Pat Plummer] received a deed from Benja-min P. “Bet a Million” Gates March 24, 1851 to prop-erty in the "Lower Town of Jefferson," according to Jefferson County Deed Book A, page 33. 

 

Artemise Rievere Ellender, possibly the daughter of Michael Ellender, was born about 1824 in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.  When she was married to Plummer, a non-Catholic, about 1842, her family rejected her, according to family lore.”

 

The "Lower Town of Jefferson" was later renamed Madison, Texas, and in 1852 was located in the new Orange County which was organized with land from Jefferson County.  Madison, Texas was renamed Orange, Texas when the postmaster learned that there was already a Madisonville, Texas.  The Plummers continued to live in Orange County, Texas in 1854, according to Orange County Deed Book 5, page 57.

 

 

  Gowen Research Foundation                        Phone:806/795-8758, 795-9694

  5708 Gary Avenue                                        E-mail: gowen@sbcglobal.net

  Lubbock, Texas, 79413-4822         GOWENMS.O77, 03/28/01

Internet: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gowenrf

 

 

 

 

 

Membership Application

 

Gowen Research Foundation            806/795-8758 or 795-9694

5708 Gary Avenue                             E-mail: gowen@sbcglobal.net

Lubbock, Texas, 79413                           

                                                        

Website: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gowenrf

 

I enclose payment as indicated below for

[  ] New Membership,

[  ] Renewal Membership

in Gowen Research Foundation.

 

$15          [  ] Member

$25          [  ] Contributing Member

$100          [  ] Sustaining Member

 

  [  ] Please E-mail a sample copy of the Electronic Newsletter to the family

      researcher(s) listed on sheet attached.

 

  [  ] Please send Gift Membership(s) as indicated above to individual(s)

      listed on sheet attached.

 

  Name(s)_________________________________________

 

  Address______________________Phone_______________

 

  City________________State_____Zip________[+4]______

 

  E-mail Address____________________________________