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MARION COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA

 

Sarah Goin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Marion County, page 21:

 

          "Goin, Sarah                   white female                    30-40

                                                  white male                        15-20

                                                  white female                     15-20

                                                  white female                       0-5

                                                  white male                          0-5

                                                  white female                      0-5"

 

NEWBERRY COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA

 

No members of the Gowen family were listed in the 1800 census of Newberry County, according to a transcript by Oma Dee Phillips.

 

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA

 

Mrs. Helen Black Goins, 74 died in Orangeburg County, ac-cording to her obituary in “The Daily Times.”

 

She had previously been a resident of Crouse,North Carolina, and her obituary appeared in the “Gaston Gazette” on June 5th of 2002.

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Alex Goowin, negro, age 9, was reported as a step-son of Peter Elmore in the 1880 census of Orangeburg County, Enumeration Distict 149, page 44, Orange township.

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Daniel Gowan was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1800 census [the only one ever taken] of Orange County, page 289:

 

          "Gowan, Daniel                                 white male              26-45

                                                                      white female          26-45

                                                                      white male               0-10

                                                                      white female            0-10"

 

Daniel Gowan owned 23 slaves, according to the enumeration.

 

 

PENDLETON DISTRICT,  SOUTH CAROLINA

 

John Goowin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Pendleton District:

 

          "Goowin, John          white male                        16-26

                                             white female                    16-26

                                             white male                         0-10"

 

PICKENS COUNTY,  SOUTH CAROLINA

 

Mack Gowan, alias Mack Blythe, was held culpable in the death of Andrew Anderson in January 1881 in a Pickens County coroner's inquest, according to "A Collection of South Carolina Genealogical and Family Records. "

 

The inquest report, filed in Clerk of Court Office, Pack 546, No. 3 stated:

 

"Pickens, South Carolina: An inquest was held January 5, 1881 before Thomas Parkins, Coroner to view the death of Andrew Anderson, where and by what means did he come to his death and upon the jury oath do say: That the blow given by Mack Gowan, alias Mack Blythe, upon the head of deceased in the kitchen of Major James H. Amber on last Sunday night 3 weeks was the cause of his death. 

 

Jacob Lay, sworn, says, 'I know the decd.  On Sunday Dec. 1880 I was at Major Ambler's kitchen.  Mr. Anderson went in and called for me & when he got me, caught me by the hair of the head, says where is that God dam nigger & struck Mack Gowan on the shoulder.  Mack moved his chair, but said nothing, reached over and got a piece of pine and struck Mr. Anderson who fell on the floor.  Struck him on the forepart of his head.  Mr. Anderson lay about a second or more and trying to get up, caught the door, and it gave away so he fell out at door backward on his head.  Door about 3 feet high.  Was a rock & block at door, but do not know if he struck either.  Have seen him several times at his house since that.  About three weeks since he was struck.'

 

Alfred Price, sworn, says 'I live in Pickens County with Mr. Ambler.  Have known the decd. for 6 or 7 years.  I was in Mr. Ambler's kitchen on Sunday night about 3 weeks ago, and Mr. Anderson came in and got after Mack Gowan for some money he owed him.  Mack told him he did not have it.  He came into the kitchen the 2nd time, and after taking hold of Jacob and me, he asked for the damned nigger and says 'Here he is' and struck Mack on the shoulder.'

 

Mrs. Rosa Anderson, sworn, says, 'the decd is my husband.'"

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Robert Gowan, negro, headed a household in the 1880 census of Pickens County, Enumeration District 134, page 5, Pumpkintown township:

 

          "Gowan,                Robert                          45, born in South Carolina

                                        Darkis                           24, born in South Carolina

                                        Lena                              15, born in South Carolina

                                        Louisa                           11, born in South Carolina

                                        Ella                                  9, born in South Carolina

                                        Margaret                          7, born in South Carolina

                                        Estella                              5, born in South Carolina

                                        Robert                              3, born in South Carolina

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Hattie Gowens was married January 23, 1901 by Magistrate A. L. Edens to Sim Miles "at the residence of Baylus Gowens, all colored," according to "Pickens, South Carolina, 1894-1903 Historical & Genealogical Abstracts" by Peggy Burton Rich and Mareion Ard Whitehurst.

 

The volume also records that "Luke Gowens, son of R. P. Gowens" was married December 15, 1901 to Miss Margaret Miles by Magistrate Edens.  Children born to Luke Gowens and Margaret Miles Gowens are unknown.

 

RICHLAND COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA

 

Elizabeth Going headed a household enumerated in the 1830 census of Richland County, page 399:

 

          "Going, Elizabeth                              white female          40-50

                                                                      white male             20-30

                                                                      white male             15-20

                                                                      white female            5-10"

 

"Elizabeth Gowings" reappeared as the head of a house­hold in the 1840 census of Richland County, page 443.

 

          "Gowings, Elizabeth                          white female          50-60

                                                                      white male             30-40

                                                                      white female          15-20

 

"Gilberry Gowings," regarded as the son of Elizabeth Going, was the head of a household in the 1840 census of Richland County, page 443:

 

          "Gowings, Gilberry                           white male              20-30

                                                                      white female          30-40

                                                                      white male              5-10

                                                                      white male              0-5"

 

"Gilberry Going" had been married September 14, 1839, wife's name omitted, in Stokes County, North Carolina, according to "Stokes County, North Carolina Marriages, 1783-1850."

 

"McGilvary Goins" was shot and killed by William Rabun, according to the August 23, 1852 edition of "The South-Carolinan:"

 

"A man by the name of McGilvary Goins was shot yesterday by William Rabun.  He died shortly after receving the wound.  Rabun at once delivered himself up to the proper authorities."

 

"Sally Goins, daughter of Gilvary Goins, died July 3d, 1859 in Cola., So. Ca. of typhoid fever," according to "Columbia, South Carolina Obituaries, 1859-1877."

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Nearby on page 444 in the 1840 census of Richland County was the household headed by John Goings:

 

          "Goings, John                          white male              50-60

                                                            white female          40-50

                                                            white female          20-30

                                                            white female          15-20

                                                            white male             10-15

                                                            white male               5-10

                                                            white female            0-5"

                                                            white female            0-5"

                                                            white female            0-5"

 

Also in the 1840 census of Richland County, was re­ported the household of John Goings, Jr. on page 444:

 

          "Goings, John Jr.                                white male             20-30

                                                                      white female          20-30"

 

Also on page 444 of the 1840 census of Richland County was reported the household of Betsey Goings:

 

          "Goings, Betsy                         white female          50-60

                                                            white male             30-40

                                                            white female          20-30

                                                            white female            0-5"

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"Gadberry Goins was killed, and his son also was shot by Osgood H. Mood March 24, 1860," according to "Record of Deaths in Columbia, South Carolina."

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"James Goins died [was executed] March 18, 1859 for murder on the body of Bryan Medlin.  Had he have had money, would he have been hanged?  Witness the case of Campbell R. Bryce, Sharpe, Luther Caldwell and others--worse cases by far," according to "Columbia, South Carolina Obituaries, 1859-1877."

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Billy Gowan was listed in the 1972 telephone directory at Denise Drive, Columbia, South Carolina.

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Doris Gowan was listed in the 1972 telephone directory at 500 East 9th Street, Columboia.

 

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA

 

David Gowen was listed as a member of the Spartan Regiment commanded by Col. James Myrick during the Revolutionary War.  David Gowen was later killed in action.  The organiza-tion was later known as Roebuck’s Regiment.  The roster was compiled by Col. Robert B. Walker and was published in the “Spartanburg Herald.”  The transcription was contributed by Frank Scott.  The roster of the regiment, taken on an un-known date, lists the soldiers who composed the regiment. 

 

“Colonel:

John Thomas

 

Captains:

Daniel McCleary

Benjamin Roebuck

James Elder

William Wood

Joseph Wofford

William Wofford

 

Lieutenants:

Allen Sarrat

James Reynolds

 

Sergeant:

Robert Thomas

 

Privates

Hopkins Bright

Tob Bright, Jr.

Isaac Brooks

James Brown, Jr.

Jesse Brown

Charles Bruce

Aaron Casey

Chris Casey

Wm Castleberry

Gib Champaigne

Ric Champaigne

Daniel Chandler

Jeremh Chandler

John Chisom

Chrstphr Clark

John Clayton

Jermiah Delton

Moses Duncan

Thomas Dunlap

Bayllis Earle

John Easley

Millington Easley

John Elder

Thomas Elder

William Elder

Jebens Evans

John Farrow

Landon Farrow

Thomas Farrow

Samuel Farrow

Daniel French

Ambrose Finnell

Alexander Floyd

Elisha Ford

John Ford

Isham Foster

Sol Forrester

Moses Fowler

Paul Fountain

Samuel Fowler

Joseph French

Lofford French

Michael French

Simon French

John Fryer

James Cage

William Gaston

John Gibbs

James Gillespe

Francis Gilmore

Joseph Gilmore

David Golightly

Hugh Golightly

John Golightly

Shan Golightly

Wm Golightly

David Gowen

Ignatis Griffin

Daniel Griggs

David Grimes

William Grimes

Joseph Grissell

George Grissell

John Harden

James Hamilton

Gale Hampton

John Harris

Matthew Harris

Samuel Harris

 

Thomas Harriss

West Harris

Hene Hardgraves

George Hayes

John Head

Thomas Hainey

James Ham

Alex Henderson

Thomas Hightower

John Hillers

Robert Hobbs

Joseph Holcom

Moses Holcom

Sherrill Holcom

Thomas Holcom

Jesse Holden

Jon Holloway

Edward Hooker

Enoch Hooker

Thomas Howard

Josph Howell

James Hughes

James Hulsey

Rich Hutchins

Chas James

Elisha James

Wm Jamison

Benj Ingram

Eds Inman

Benj Jones

James Jones

Matthew Jones

Jas Johnson

Noel Johnson

Jacob Isom

Amos Justice

Levi Kearsey

Rndlph Kearsey

Benj Kavil

Alex Kilpatrick

Jon Kilpatrick

Thom Kimball

John King

San Kitcart

Jacob Langston

Jon Lanston

Jesse Lackston

James Lee

James Lees

David Lewis

Ephramin Lewis

David Leech

Rich Lewis

Elias Leggett

Jon Lucas

Jeremiah Lucas

James Lynch

John Lynch

Wm Lynch

Nath McCarrell

Matias McBee

Vardrey McBee

Thom McKee

Jon McIlroy

Wm Mackey

Thos Manson

Geo Martin

Jos McCarter

Jon McClure

Sam McClure

Daniel McCollum

James McCord

James McDowell

James McHaffy

Alex McIheeny

Jas McIhenny

David McIllroy

Thom McKee

James McMaghorn

Robt McMillen

Wm McKnight

Daniel Mather

Wm Merchant

Thom Miles

James Miller

Jon Miller

Michael Miller

Nat Miller

Edw Mitchison

Matthew McAboy

Henry Moffitt

Abram Moore

Burt Moore

Francis Moore

Hugh Moore

Jason Moore

Jon Moore

Jooseph Moore, Jr.

Thom Moore

Thom Peden

Anthony Pearson

Hen Pennington

Jacb Pettington

Henry Pettit

Joshua Pettit

James Pharis

Cas Phillips

Stnph Phillips

Christ Plunket

Francis Pryor

Jon Pryor

Sam Randals

Dudley Redd

Sam Redman

Benj Rhodes

Chris Rhodes

James Rhodes

William Richman

James Richey

Obediah Roberts

Nat Robinson

Rich Robinson

George Roebuck

John Roebuck

John Luke Roy*

Jon Sarratt

Jeremiah Salmon

Edw Shurley

Wm Silversides

Wm Simmons

Aaron Smith

Flemming Smith

Giles Smith

Hancock Smith

James Smith

Jon Smith

Nathan Smith

Roger Smith

Thom Smith

Sam Smith

Zopher Smith

Jon Snoddy

Samu Snoddy

Moses Spann

Benj Stone

Daniel Stevens

Wm Stevens

Peter Sullivant

Drury Taylor

Jas Taylor

Lewis Taylor

Jesse Taylor

Jesse Temple

Jon Thomas , Jr

Wm Thomas

Absalom Thompson

Burrill Thompson

Moses Thompson

Sam Thompson

Sam Thompson

Josiah Thompson

[…] Timmons

Phillip Tippins

Abram Toney

Chas Toney

Crurey Toney

Erasms Tollison

Jon Turner

Jonathn Turner

Sam Turner

John Twitty

Jsph Vennible

Tom Vicary

Chas Wakefield

Shadrck Waldrop

Geo Walker

Jon Walker

Thom Walker

Larrus Wallace

Jon Ward

Moses Ward

Thom Ward

Wm Waring

Hugh Warren

James Warren

Wm Warren

Benj Vaughn

Chas Waters

Joseph Watts

Wm Watson

 Naval Wayland

John Welch

James White

Joseph White

Pndl Whitsworth

Jon Williams

Thom Williams

Nathaniel Williford

Richard Willis

James Wilson

Wm Wier

John Wood

James Wofford

George Wolf

William Young”

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Goen Childress , fourth child of of David Childress and Annie [Goen?] Childress, was born June 6, 1798 in South Carolina, probably Spartanburg County.  David Childress was born there about 1768 and was married in South Carolina about 1789.  David Childress was referred to March 3, 1804 in Stewart County, Tennessee Deed Book 1.  Humphreys County, Tennessee was organized in 1809 with land from Stewart County and Smith County, and the Childress family found themselves in Humphreys County.  Annie was born about 1774 in North Carolina, according to her enumeration in the 1850 census of Humphreys County, Tennessee.  David Childress died there in October 1850.

 

Goen Childress was married about 1818 to Orpha Box, daughter of Moses Box and Nancy Box.  She was born in South Carolina February 6, 1799.

 

“Goin Childress” was enumerated in the 1820 census of Humphreys County, page 5:

 

          “Goin,                 Childress                                white male             26-44

                                                                                      white female          16-25

                                                                                      white female          45+”

 

Goen Childress reappeared in the 1830 cenus of Humphreys County as the head of a household.

 

An early lexicon gave a description of early days in Humphreys County:

 

“Waverly, the county seat of Humphreys County, is a flourishing inland town of about 800 inhabitants, and is situated very near the center of the county on the St. Louis branch of the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway, 67 miles west of Nashville and 11 miles east of Johnsonville on the Tennessee River.  Trace Creek flows through the north portion of the town, and is spanned by a substantial foot bridge, 320 feet in length.  At the time the commissioner elected Waverly for the new county seat, where the town now stands was an open field embracing 40 acres, which was owned by Gowan Childers and Christopher Wagoner, the former owning the northeast 10 acres and the latter the balance.  In the summer of 1836 the above gentlemen donated the entire forty-acre tract without reserve to the county, and in the following fall the town was surveyed and laid out into town lots.  Some time during December of the same year the lots were sold to the highest bidder, all being thus disposed of except one, which was donated or deeded to Gowan Childers, on which to erect a residence.”

 

“Gowen Childress” was enumerated at the head of Household 403-403 in the 1850 census of Marshall County, page 237.

 

“Childress,          Gowan                    51, farmer, $1700 real estate,

                             born in SC

             Eliza                       51, wife, born in SC

             Isaac                       31, born in TN

             Ellen                      30, born in TN

             Lucy                       22, born in TN

             Burtin                    20, born in TN

             Albert                     17, born in TN

             Gowen                   13, born in TN

             John                       12, born in TN

            H.R.M.                   11, male, born in MS

            Martha                      9, born in MS

            Eliza                         7, born in MS”

 

Goen Childress was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1860 census at Tyro, Mississippi in Marshall County, page 50.  “Goon Childress” was also enumerated at Wyatt, Missis-sippi, page 40 in the 1860 census of Marshall County.

 

Goen Childresss died January 18, 1870 in nearby Tate County, Missis-sippi.  Orpha Box Childress died there March 17, 1871.  They were buried in Tyro Cemetery in Marshall County.

 

Children born to them include:

 

          Isaac L. Childress                                     born in April 1821

          Ellen Childress                                         born February 11, 1826

          Lucy Childress                                         born about 1828

          Burton M. Childress                                born about 1830

          Albert W. Childress                                 born about 1833

          Goen Childress, Jr.                                  born about 1837

          John David Childress                              born March 5, 1838

          H. R. W. Childress                                  born about 1839

          Martha Childress                                     born about 1841

          Eliza M. Childress                                   born about 1842

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Gowan Clayton was enumerated in the 1790 census for the Greenville area of the District 96, according to the research of Mrs. Betty Clayton Hilton of Charlotte, North Carolina.  She wrote: 

 

“I believe Gowan Clayton to be the son of “Jaermeiah Claton” who was also enumerated in the 1790 Spartan-burg area of District 96.  He was living with one female over 16, probably his wife.  I have not found Jeremiah in any census thereafter.  The next time I find him is in 1825.  In the records of Spartanburg County Commis-sioners of the Poor the following is reported: ‘Paid Gow-in Cleaton, Agent for Jeremiah Clayton $12.50.  Paid Goin Clayton in full to the present time $12.00.’  This continues through Aug. of 1826.

 

Gowan Clayton was in the 1790 and 1800 Census in the Greenville District, but not appear in Spartanburg Dis-trict until 1810.  Then there were two Gowan Claytons in the 1810 and 1820 Census in Spartanburg District.  There is a Gowan Clayton, Jr. on a land grant which indicates that there must have been a Gowan Clayton,Sr. somewhere around.  The 1790 census gives Gowan Clayton's age as 32.  So where was he during those 32 years?  Was this Gowan Clayton the “junior” on the land grant and the Gowan Clayton listed in Spartanburg, age 27, actually Gowan Clayton the “Third?”  

 

Gowan Clayton is listed as the agent for Jeremiah Clay-ton.  Jeremiah Clayton was listed on the 1755 Tax list for Granville County, North Carolina and also listed on the muster roll for Col. William Eaton's Militia Regi-ment, Capt. John Sallis' company in 1754 [along with the Gowen individuals.]

 

 I am descended from:

 

  Gowan Clayton, Jr. and Frances Clayton

  Solomon Clayton and Nancy Brashears Clayton

  John Gowan Clayton and Sarah Elizabeth Barnett

  Joseph Washington Clayton and Nancy Jane Babb

  Roman Gowan Clayton and Allie Cole Clayton”

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“Goan Clayton” deeded 150 acres on Wolfe Swamp Branch to James Clayton in 1816, according to Spartanburg County Deed Book Q, page 73.

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The obituary of John Gowan Clayton appeared in the January 20, 1930 edition of the “Spartanburg Herald:”

 

“Greer--Funeral services for John Gowan Clayton who died at his home were held last Monday at the Holly Springs Baptist church conducted by Rev. W. Y. Hen-derson.  Interment will follow in the churchyard beside his wife who preceded him 11 years ago.  Mr. Clayton was a successful farmer of the Holly Springs section and has made his home in the community all his life.

 

He was a Confederate veteran and served four years in Company C, 22nd South Carolina Infantry Regiment and was held in high esteem by all that knew him.  Early after the war he was married to Miss Sarah Bar-nett and is survived by the following children: J. W. Clayton, G. L. Clayton, J. N. Clayton, Mrs. Jane Barn-ett of Campobello and Mrs. Nancy Neal of Spartanburg and a large number of grandchildren and great-grand-children. He was a faithful member of the Holly Springs Baptist Church for about 70 years.”

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William Gowan Brashear, son of William Brashear and Mary Elizabeth Clayton Brashear, was born January 13, 1807 in Spartanburg County.  He was married about 1827 to Rosannah “Rosa” Wood.  She was born September 24, 1809 in Spartan-burg County to James Wood and Susanna Burnett Wood, according to Joanne Scoby Morgan.

 

They left after 1826 for Ralls County, Missouri where they lived in 1831 and then removed to Hancock County, Illinois about.  After a short residence there, they removed to Adams County, Illinois before 1836.  In 1841 they relocated to Adair County, Missouri where William Gowan Brashear owned a large tract of land.  He died there May 10, 1862.  She died August 27, 1900 in Adair County.

 

Children born to William Gowan Brashear and Rosannah “Rosa” Wood Brashear include:

 

          Millicent Brashear                                        born October 15, 1826

          Coleman Brashear                                        born March 18, 1829

          Mary Jane Brashear                                      born September 30, 1831

          Nancy Catherine Brashear                           born January 13, 1832

          James William Brashear                             born April 15, 1836

          Thomas Alexander Brashear                      born March 30, 1840

Susan A. Brashear                                             born in 1843

          Richard Matson Brashear                           born January 13, 1846

Cynthia Brashear                                               born September 11, 1848

John W. Brashear     [twin]                              born July 26, 1851

Martha E Brashear [twin]                                born July 26, 1851

George W. "Bruce" Brashear                           born July 26,          1855

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James B. Goin was born in South Carolina in 1818, according to the research of Hoyt Leroy Goin, a descendant of Russell-ville, Arkansas and a member of the Editorial Board of Gowen Research Foundation.  He was married about 1843 to Mary Vaughn who was also born in South Carolina in 1814.  In 1846 they were residents of Spartanburg County.  James B. Goin died September 2, 1877.

 

Children born to James B. Goin and Mary Vaughn Goin include:

 

Jesse George William Goin born August 16, 1843

John James Goin born March 22, 1846

Thomas Wesley Goin born August 16, 1848

Sarah Elizabeth Goin born in 1850

Nancy M. Goin born in 1853

James Tilmann "Tim" Goin born in 1855

Sandford Vandiver Goin born in 1858

 

Jesse George William Goin, son of James B. Goin and Mary Vaughn Goin, was born August 16, 1843 in South Carolina, according to the research of Gail Coberly.  He enlisted in Co. B, Fifth Alabama Infantry Regiment in April 1861 from Calhoun County, Alabama.

 

He was married December 4, 1866 to Henrietta Harrison who was born in 1852.  He died March 2, 1921.

 

Children born to Jesse George William Goin and Henrietta Harrison Goin include:

 

James Tillman Goin born about 1868

Joseph Fletcher Goin born about 1872

Robert Goin born about 1877

Bertha Goin born about 1884

Laura Goin born about 1890

Lillie Goin born about 1892

Woodson Goin born about 1894

 

James Tillman Goin, son of Jesse George William Goin and Henrietta Harrison Goin, was born about 1868 in Mississippi, according to Gayle Coberly.  He was married June 30, 1889 to Nattie Reynolds.  He was remarried January 10, 1903 to Annie Smith.  James Tillman Goin died in 1938.

 

Children born to James Tillman Goin and Nattie Reynolds Goin include:

 

Tom Alvin Goin born February 12, 1893

Mabel Goin born in 1896

Hubert Hugh Goin born in 1897

George Grundy Goin born about 1902

 

Children born to James Tillman Goin and Annie Smith Goin include:

 

James Tillman Goin, Jr. born in 1903

Bill Goin born in 1905

Floy Goin born in 1908

Sarah Etta Goin born in 1911

Mamie Goin born in 1913

Louise Goin born in 1917

Mary Lee Goin born in 1919

Myrtle M. Goin born June 10, 1922

Clyde Thomas Goin born in 1925

 

Tom Alvin Goin, son of James Tillman Goin and Nattie Reynolds Goin, was born February 12, 1893 in Mississippi.  He was married November 9, 1915 to Alma Pruitt who was born November 10, 1894.  Tom Alvin Goin died in 1932.  Children born to Tom Alvin Goin and Alma Pruitt Goin include:

 

Wade D. Goin born in 1916

Verna D. Goin born in 1918

Lorene D. Goin born in 1919

Marie Goin born in 1922

Lucy Goin born in 1925

Polly Goin born in 1926

Rose Goin born in 1930

Ruby Goin born in 1932

 

Wade D. Goin son of Tom Alvin Goin and Alma Pruitt Goin, was born in 1916, according to Hoyt Leroy Goin.  He died in 1984.

 

Verna D. Goin, daughter of Tom Alvin Goin and Alma Pruitt Goin, was born in 1918.  She died in 1921 at age three.

 

Lorene D. Goin, daughter of Tom Alvin Goin and Alma Pruitt Goin, was born in 1919.  She died in 1975, according to Hoyt Leroy Goin.

 

Mabel Goin, daughter of James Tillman Goin and Nattie Reynolds Goin, was born in 1896.

 

Hubert Hugh Goin, son of James Tillman Goin and Nattie Reynolds Goin, was born in 1897.

 

George Grundy Goin, son of James Tillman Goin and Nattie Reynolds Goin, was born about 1925 to Nettie Gray.  Children born to George Grundy Goin and Nettie Gray Goin are unknown.

 

James Tillman Goin, Jr, son of James Tillman Goin and Annie Smith Goin, was born in 1903.  He was married about 1926 to his cousin, Irene Jamison.  No children were born to James Tillman Goin, Jr. and Irene Jamison Goin.

 

Bill Goin, son of James Tillman Goin and Annie Smith Goin, was born in 1905.

 

Floy Goin, daughter of James Tillman Goin and Annie Smith Goin, was born in 1908.

 

Sarah Etta Goin, daughter of James Tillman Goin and Annie Smith Goin, was born in 1911.

 

Mamie Goin, daughter of James Tillman Goin and Annie Smith Goin, was born in 1913.

 

Louise Goin, daughter of James Tillman Goin and Annie Smith Goin, was born in 1917,

 

Mary Lee Goin, daughter of James Tillman Goin and Annie Smith Goin, was born in 1919.

 

Myrtle M. Goin, daughter of James Tillman Goin and Annie Smith Goin, was born June 10, 1922, according to her daughter, Molly Studenroth.

 

Clyde Thomas Goin, son of James Tillman Goin and Annie Smith Goin, was born in 1925.  He was married about 1946 to Beulah Adams who was born May 28, 1928. 

 

Children born to Clyde Thomas Goin and Beulah Adams Goin include.

 

Jerry Goin born in 1948

Larry Goin born in 1951

Lynn Goin born in 1953

Rickey Goin born in 1956

Dennis Goin born in 1964

 

Joseph Fletcher Goin, son of Jesse George William Goin and Henrietta Harrison Goin, was born about 1872 in Mississippi.  He was married December 2, 1894 to Rose Luella Burford who was born in 1893.  He was remarried September 10, 1914 to Corrie Ray Moncrief who was born November 15, 1878.  He died in 1954 in Mississippi.  Corrie Ray Moncrief Goin died February 28, 1968.

 

Children born to Joseph Fletcher Goin and Rose Luella Burford Goin include:

 

Jessie Alvestor Goin born in December 1898

Leona Essie Goin born April 11, 1900

 

Children born to Joseph Fletcher Goin and Corrie Ray Moncrief Goin include:

 

Byron Goin born in 1906

Donzie Goin born about 1907

Jack Goin born about 1908

Bessie Goin born about 1910

Ollie Goin born about 1913

Ruby Goin born about 1916

Mary Goin born about 1918

Thomas Goin born about 1922

 

Leona Essie Goin, daughter of Joseph Fletcher Goin and Rose Luella Burford Goin, was born April 11, 1900.  She was married about 1918 to Glynn David Caldwell.

 

Children born to them include:

 

Anne Marie Caldwell born September 9, 1921

Ella Mae Caldwell born about 1923

Glynette Caldwell born about 1926

 

Anne Marie Caldwell, daughter of Glynn David Caldwell and Leona Essie Goin Caldwell, was born September 9, 1921 at Spadra, Arkansas in Johnson County.  She was married about 1945 to Robert Thenius Lovelady.  He was born November 5, 1920 at Linden, Texas.  She died May 13, 1997 at Snyder, Texas.

 

Children born to them include:

 

Gayle Frances Lovelady born February 28, 1947

David Fletcher Lovelady born October 27, 1951

Robert Keith Lovelady born June 1, 1957

 

Gayle Frances Lovelady, daughter of Robert Thenius Lovelady and Anne Marie Caldwell Lovelady, was born February 28, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois.  She was married about 1975 to Andrew Jefferson Coberly who was born January 7, 1947 in Holtville, California.

 

Children born to Andrew Jefferson Coberly and Gayle Frances Lovelady Coberly include:

 

Alina Ann Coberly born July 30, 1977

Anita Marie Coberly born May 12, 1981

 

David Fletcher Lovelady, son of Robert Thenius Lovelady and Anne Marie Caldwell Lovelady, was born October 27, 1951 in Snyder, Texas.  He was married to Betty Richardson about 1973.

 

Children born to them include:

 

Jarin Lynn Lovelady born February 18, 1975

Robert Matthew Lovelady born November 22, 1982

 

Robert Keith Lovelady, sonb of Robert Thenius Lovelady and Anne Marie Caldwell Lovelady, was born June 1, 1957 at Snyder, Texas.  He was married about 1980 to Laura Marie Fohn.

 

Children born to them include:

 

Virginia LouAnn Lovelady born December 2, 1983

Janlyn Marie Lovelady born October 27, 1987

 

Robert Goin, son of Jesse George William Goin and Henrietta Harrison Goin, was born about 1877.

 

Bertha Goin, daughter of Jesse George William Goin and Henrietta Harrison Goin, was born about 1884.  She was married about 1902 to M. R. L. Jamison. 

 

Children born to them include:

         

          Irene Jamison                                                born about 1904

          Bilbo Jamison                                               born about 1906

          Larry T. Jamison                                           born about 1908

          Christine Jamison                                         born about 1911

          Louise Jamison                                             born about 1915

 

Laura Goin, daughter of Jesse George William Goin and Henrietta Harrison Goin, was born about 1890.

 

Lillie Goin, daughter of Jesse George William Goin and Henrietta Harrison Goin, was born about 1892.

 

Woodson Goin, son of Jesse George William Goin and Henrietta Harrison Goin, was born about 1894.

 

John James Goin, son of James B. Goin and Mary Vaughn Goin, was born March 22, 1846 in Spartanburg County.  He enlisted in Co. B, Fifth Alabama Infantry Regiment in 1863.  He was married April 13, 1876 in Mississippi to Sarah Jane Freeze who was born March 2, 1850 in DeSoto County, Mis-sissippi.  She was the daughter of Jacob Freeze and Sarah Freeze of North Carolina.  In 1889 they lived in White Coun-ty, Arkansas, according to Hoyt Leroy Goin.  Sarah Jane Freeze Goin died July 24, 1921 in Brookland, Arkansas, and he died there April 23, 1936. 

 

Children born to them include:

 

          Eugenia Gertrude Goin                                   born February 2, 1878

          John Alexander Goin                                      born December 6, 1879

          Minnie Lea Goin                                             born December 31, 1883

          Maggie Eula Goin                                           born January 29, 1886

          James Wilson Goin                                         born May 16, 1889

 

Eugenia Gertrude Goin, daughter of John James Goin and Sarah Jane Freeze Goin, was born February 2, 1878 in Mississippi.  She was married about 1898 to Alphonso Bertram Barrett who was born March 1, 1878.  She died July 20, 1963, and he died March 20, 1969.

 

Children born to them include:

 

          Syrilda Isabel Barrett                                      born August 26, 1900

          William Theodore Barrett                              born May 12, 1902

          Herman Clyde Barrett                                     born March 29, 1905

          Estel Delaney Barrett                                      born March 24, 1908

          Major Elmer Barrett                                       born January 12, 1911

          Velma Daisy Barrett                                      born August 9, 1913

 

John Alexander Goin, son of John James Goin and Sarah Jane Freeze Goin, was born December 6, 1879.  He died March 4, 1946 unmarried.

 

Minnie Lee Goin, daughter of John James Goin and Sarah Jane Freeze Goin, was born December 31, 1883 in Missis-sippi.  She considered marriage about 1899, prospective hus-band's name Young.  She was married about 1903 to Henry Mack Lary who was born June 22, 1875.

 

Children born to Minnie Lee Goin Young include:

 

          Audrey Wayne Young                               born August 12, 1900

 

Children born to Henry Mack Lary and Minnie Lee Goin Young Lary include:

 

          Kenneth Earl Lary                                            born October 8, 1904

          Pearl Lary                                                          born about 1906

          Vernon Melvin Lary                                         born April 4, 1914

 

James Wilson Goin, son of John James Goin and Sarah Jane Freeze Goin, was born May 16, 1889 in Coldwater, Mississippi.  He was married October 25, 1911 to Ida Elizabeth Raines who was born December 4, 1893 in Humboldt, Tennessee.  She was the daughter of Albert Leroy Raines and Samantha Elizabeth Roseman Raines, Tennesseeans.  In 1923 they lived in Jonesboro, Arkansas.  James Wilson Goin died May 26, 1960 in Wichita, Kansas, and Ida Elizabeth Raines Goin died October 20, 1979 in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

 

          Children born to them include:

 

          Verna May Goin                                              born July 31, 1912

          Vera Elizabeth Goin                                        born in 1913

          Lowell Wilson Goin                                        born November 25, 1914

          Maggie Irene Goin                                           born in 1917

          George Eugene Goin                                        born May 9, 1918

          Hoyt Leroy Goin                                              born March 3, 1923

 

Verna May Goin, daughter of James Wilson Goin and Ida Elizabeth Raines Goin, was born July 31, 1912.  She was married about 1930 to William Stanley Doak who was born June 1, 1905.  He died January 30, 1983 and she died October 16, 1988.

 

Vera Elizabeth Goin, daughter of James Wilson Goin and Ida Elizabeth Raines Goin, was born in 1913 and died in 1914.

 

Lowell Wilson Goin, son of James Wilson Goin and Ida Elizabeth Raines Goin, was born November 25, 1914.  He was married about 1937 to Helen Lohman.  He died July 11, 1985.

 

Maggie Irene, daughter of James Wilson Goin and Ida Elizabeth Raines Goin, was born in 1917 and died in 1918.

 

George Eugene Goin, son of James Wilson Goin and Ida Elizabeth Raines Goin, was born May 9, 1918.  He was married about 1941 to Edith Johnson who was born January 8, 1919.  She died in 1982, and he died May 4, 1984. 

 

Children born to George Eugene Goin and Edith Johnson Goin include:

 

          Dorothy Jean Goin                                                  born in 1942

          James Eugene Goin                                                born in 1945

 

Hoyt Leroy Goin, sixth child of seven of James Wilson Goin and Ida Elizabeth Raines Goin, was born March 3, 1923 in Brookland, Arkansas who he grew up on his father's farm.  He was graduated from high school at Trumann, Arkansas and en-listed in the U.S. Navy the following year.  He served in the Aleutian Islands and the Philippines.  He was married May 24, 1945 in San Jose, California to Ruth May Jones who was born February 8, 1924 in Swifton, Arkansas.  Six months later, he received his discharge, and they moved to Jonesboro where he became a commercial photographer.

 

In 1947, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served in Ha-waii, Korea and domestic bases.  He retired as a master ser-geant June 20, 1966.  In 1966 he purchased a photography stu-dio in Russellville, Arkansas and operated it for seven years before retirement.  They continued there in 1998.  He died there of a massive heart attack April 7, 2003, according to his cousin, Molly Studenroth

 

Children born to Hoyt Leroy Goin and Ruth May Jones Goin include:

 

          Charles Gregory Goin                              born December 31, 1945

 

Charles Gregory Goin, son of Hoyt Leroy Goin and Ruth May Jones Goin, was born December 3, 1945.  He was married about 1971, wife's name, Susan.  In 1990, Maj. Charles Greg-ory Goin was a U.S. Air Force pilot.

 

A daughter was adopted by Charles Gregory Goin and Susan Goin:

 

          Cassie Goin                                                  born about 1975

 

Thomas Wesley Goin, son of James B. Goin and Mary Vaughn Goin, was born August 16, 1848 in Georgia.  He was married April 17, 1875 to Mary Smith who was also born in 1848.  She died in 1890, and he died November 20, 1924 in Arkansas.

 

Children born to Thomas Wesley Goin and Mary Smith Goin include:

 

          Maggie Eula Goin                                     born January 29, 1876

          Clyde Goin                                                 born January 8, 1880

          Hugh Trevy Goin                                       born about 1881

          Daisy L. Goin                                             born November 8, 1883

          Nettie Ola Goin                                          born March 12, 1884

          Bert Goin                                                    born in 1886

          Samuel Norwood Goin                              born February 2, 1889

 

Maggie Eula Goin, daughter of Thomas Wesley Goin and Mary Smith Goin, was born January 29, 1876 in Mississippi.  She was married October 10, 1897 to Oliver Perry Bennett who was born November 12, 1876.  He died November 6, 1937, and she died August 19, 1963 in Arkansas.

 

Children born to them include:

 

          Susan Elizabeth Bennett                                    born July 23, 1898

          Mary Beulah Bennett                                         born October 11, 1900

          Oliver Martin Bennett                                        born in 1902

          James T. Bennett                                                 born February 9, 1905

          Eula Estella Bennett                                           born March 2, 1907

          Luther Bennett                                                    born in 1909

          Maggie Mae Bennett                                           born March 13, 1912

          Dorothy Marie Bennett                                        born in 1913

          Lawson Wilson Bennett                                      born in 1916

          Samuel Edgar Bennett                                        born June 8, 1918

         

Clyde Goin, son of Thomas Wesley Goin and Mary Smith Goin, was born January 8, 1800.

 

Hugh Trevy Goin, son of Thomas Wesley Goin and Mary Smith Goin, was born about 1881 in Arkansas.  He was mar-ried about 1899  to Dovie Henderson.  He died March 26, 1901 in Arkansas.

 

Children born to Hugh Trevy Goin and Dovie Henderson Goin include:

 

          Walter Hugh Goin                                        born December 22, 1900

 

Walter Hugh Goin, son of Hugh Trevy Goin and Dovie Henderson Goin, was born December 22, 1900.  He was married about 1923 to Frances Potoka who was born July 7, 1903.  He died January 13, 1935.  Children born to Walter Hugh Goin and Frances Potoka Goin are unknown.

 

Daisy L. Goin, daughter of Thomas Wesley Goin and Mary Smith Goin, was born November 8, 1883.  She was married about 1899 to Fred M. Comstock who was born August 7, 1881.  He died in 1952, and she died in 1960.

 

Children born to them include:

 

          Herbert Nelson Comstock                               born March 25, 1900

          William Horace Comstock                              born October 5, 1902

          Walter Augusta Comstock                              born August 4, 1904

 

Nettie Ola Goin, daughter of Thomas Wesley Goin and Mary Smith Goin, was born March 12, 1884 in Arkansas.  She was married about 1909 to Arthur C. Treadway who was born January 20, 1880.  She died June 9, 1933, and he died August 10, 1940.

 

Children born to them include:

 

          Roy Delton Treadway                              born November 6, 1910. 

          Troy Lee Treadway                                   born in 1910

          Inez M. Treadway                                     born November 2, 1913

          Thelma Treadway                                     born about 1916

          Cleo Treadway                                         born about 1919

          Ida Jo Treadway                                       born February 3, 1929

        

Bert Goin, son of Thomas Wesley Goin and Mary Smith Goin, was born in 1886.  He was married about 1904, wife's name Dorsey.  He died in 1923. 

 

Children born to Bert Goin and Dorsey Goin include:

 

          Percy Goin                                             born in November 1905

          Clarence Goin                                        born about 1912

 

Samuel Norwood Goin, son of Thomas Wesley Goin and Mary Smith Goin, was born February 2, 1889 in Arkansas.  He was married about 1920 to Paralee Marie Tippit who was born May 3, 1898.  He die dApril 13, 1966.

 

Children born to Samuel Norwood Goin and Paralee Marie Tippitt Goin include:

         

          Hazel Marie Goin                              born February 18, 1922

 

Hazel Marie Goin, daughter of Samuel Norwood Goin and Paralee Marie Tippitt Goin, was born February 18, 1922.  She was married February 13, 1943 to Carl H. Prince who was born November 15, 1917.

 

Sarah Elizabeth Goin, daughter of James B. Goin and Mary Vaughn Goin, was born in 1850 in Georgia.  She was married about 1867 to Drew McNair who was born in Janury 1848 in North Carolina.

 

Children born to them include:

 

          Sallie McNair                                                             born in July 1876

          Rush McNair                                                              born in 1879

          Estell McNair                                                             born in February 1885

          Lee McNair                                                                 born in March 1887

          Milton McNair                                                            born in 1889

          Belle McNair                                                                born in January 1891

 

Nancy M. Goin, daughter of James B. Goin and Mary Vaughn Goin, was born in 1853 in Georgia.  She was married about 1870 to J. L. Berry.

 

James Tilmon "Tim" Goin, son of James B. Goin and Mary Vaughn Goin, was born in 1855 in Georgia.  He was married February 11, 1888 to Augusta Moore.  Children born to James Tilmon "Tim" Goin and Augusta Moore Goin are unknown.

 

Sandford Vandiver Goin, son of James B. Goin and Mary Vaughn Goin, was born in 1858 in Alabama.  He was married about 1886 to Sarah V. Mason who was born in March 1861.  She died April 22, 1929, and he died August 7, 1931 in Arkan-sas.

 

Children born to Sandford Vandiver Goin and Sarah V. Mason Goin include:

 

          Jessie Nolan Goin                                        born in June 1888

          Ethel Lenora Goin                                        born in September 1889

          Bertha Goin                                                  born in May 1892

          Eula Goin                                                     born in January 1896

 

Jessie Nolan Goin, son of Sandford Vandiver Goin and Sarah V. Moody Goin, was born in June 1888.  He was married about 1913, wife's name Julia.  He died December 22, 1943. 

 

Chidren born to Jessie Nolan Goin and Julia Goin include:

 

          Sandford Goin                                                           born about 1915

          Shirley Goin                                                               born about 1917

          Lois Ann Goin                                                            born about 1920

          Bonnie Goin                                                               born about 1924

 

Ethel Lenora Goin, daughter of Sandford Vandiver Goin and Sarah V. Moody Goin, was born in September 1889.  She was married about 1904 to John claude Conrad Thornburg who was born in 1876.  She died in 1963, and he died in 1964.

 

Children born to them include:

 

          Ethel Evelena Thornburg                    born in November 1906

          Viola Mae Thornburg                          born in 1908

          Nathan Sanford Thornburg                  born in 1910

          Chester Yale Thornburg                      born in 1912

          Bert Owen Thornburg                          born in 1914

          Vernon Thomas Thornburg                  born in 1917

          John Claude Thornburg                        born in 1919

 

Bertha Goin, daughter Sandford Vandiver Goin and Sarah V. Moody Goin, was born in May 1892.  She was married in 1909 to William A. Wegman.

 

Children born to them include:

 

          Irene Wegman                                                  born about 1911

          Margaret Wegman                                             born about 1913

          Willimina Wegman                                            born about 1916

          Henry James Wegman                                        born about 1920

 

Eula Goin, daughter of Sandford Vandiver Goin and Sarah V. Moody Goin, was born in January 1896.  She was married about 1920 to Vernie E. Carroll.  She died in 1983.

 

Children adopted by Vernie E. Carroll and Eula Goin Carroll include:

 

          Doris Ann Carroll                                                  born June 19, 1928

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Martin Goin headed a family in the 1880 census of Spar­tanburg County, Enumeration District 138, page 83, Beech Springs township:

 

          "Goin,          Martin                   46, born in South Carolina

                              Lou E.                    34, born in South Carolina

                              Nancy                     18, born in South Carolina

                              George N.               16, born in South Carolian

                              Cornelius M.          13, born in South Carolina

                              Naoma L.                11, born in South Carolina

                              Margaret A.             10, born in South Carolina

                              Nora M.                   5, born in South Carolina"

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Gowan & Davis Market of Spartanburg was mentioned in a newspaper article in "The Spartanburg Free Lance" of July 29, 1904:

 

“A hard rain fell in this city Thursday afternoon about 5 o'clock lasting about an hour.  Henry H. Murph, a paint-er was painfully cut across the forehead, shoulders and arms by a large glass 4 feet square blowing from the panel of a door upon his head at Gowan & Davis mar-ket.”

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Miss Amy Gowan, 19, was married to Frank Rainwater, 27, “both of Cherokee, Route 1” September 19, 1925 at Cherokee, South Carolina, according to the “Spartanburg Journal & Carolina Spartan.”

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Mrs. Anna Gowan, a widow of Spartanburg was married in 1914, according to Spartanburg County Marriage Book 2, page 26.

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Josephine Gowan, a 4-H Clubgirl of the Buck Creek community, was awarded second place for clothing design, according to the May 8, 1950 edition of the “Spartanburg Herald.”

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Christopher Gowan was also in Enumeration District 138 in 1880, page 86, Beech Springs township and recorded as the head of a household:

 

          "Gowan,               Christopher          44, [birth place not reported]

                                        Anna Lou             40, born in SC

                                        Joseph                  14, [birth place not reported]

                                        William W.          12, [birth place not reported]

                                        J. Madison           10, [birth place not reported]

                                        Ellis                       4, [birth place not reported]

 

Children born to Christopher Gowan and Anna Lou Gowan include:

 

          Joseph Gowan                                      born about 1866

          William W. Gowan                             born about 1868

          J. Madison Gowan                              born about 1870

          Ellis Gowan                                        born about 1876

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Dela E. Gowan of Union, South Carolina was married to Dr. Manning T. Smith of Spartanburg Sunday, October 8, 1882 at the residence of Capt. John W. Wofford by Rev. R. H. Reid, according to the October 11, 1882 edition of the “Carolina Spartan.”

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Earl Gowan of Spartanburg County, was the father of Sgt. Melvin Gowan and Curtis Gowan.

 

Curtis Burgess Gowan, 21, of Inman was married December 11, 1914 to Lillie Stone, 18, of Inman, according to Marriage Book B in the Spartanburg County Probate Office.  Children born to Curtis Burgess Gowan and Lillie Stone Gowan are unknown.

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George Washington Gowan was married November 23, 1884 at the residence of “S. Gowan at Inman, South Carolina” to Miss Frances Jane Dill by the Rev. R. A. Brock.  The groom and bride were both from Spartanburg, South Carolina.

 

George Washington Gowan and his wife Frances Jane Dill Gowan were residents of Spartanburg in 1885.  He served as a mail carrier from 1885 to 1890 in Spartanburg.  He died in that year as the result of an accidental gunshot wound, according to Elaine Kitchen.  George Washington Gowan had a kinsman, Martin Van Buren Gowan who lost a leg in the Battle of Man-assas during the Civil War.  In reference to Martin Van Buren Gowan, Judy Bennett wrote August 24, 2001, “I have heard that Vincent Gowan and Nancy Reid Gowan of Virginia may be his parents, but there is no source other than LDS search results.”

 

Frances Jane Dill Gowan was remarried to John Calvin Turner and removed to Kearney County, Nebraska.

 

Children born to George Washington Gowan and Frances Jane Dill Gowan include:

 

          Sherman Gowan                                                            born about 1886

          Mary Gowan                                                                  born about 1888

          Carrie Gowan                                                                born July 28, 1890

 

Sherman Gowan, son of George Washington Gowan and Frances Jane Dill Gowan, was born about 1886 in Spartan-burg.

 

Mary Gowan, daughter of George Washington Gowan and Frances Jane Dill Gowan, was born about 1888.

 

Carrie Gowan, daughter of George Washington Gowan and Frances Jane Dill Gowan, was born July 28, 1890 in Spartan-burg.  She was married December 26, 1917 to Albert Rastus Davenport who was born October 6, 1886 in Republic County, Kansas.

 

Martin Van Buren Gowan was married to Eliza Emmaline Burnett, according to the research of Judy Bennett.  He was still living in December 1912, according to a letter written by his son.

 

“M. V. Gowan and Simeon Gowan of Inman, South Carolina were included in a list of jurors who were chosen to serve “in the second week of the month,” according to the “Carolina Spartan” published October 10, 1888.

 

“Mr. and Mrs. Martin Gowan of Pauline” attended the Wingo family reunion in 1936, according to the September 1, 1936 edition of the “Carolina Spartan.”

 

Children born to them include

 

          Cornelius Mack Gowan                 born January 20, 1867

Naomi Luella Gowan                           born about 1869

 

Children born to Martin Van Buren Gowan and his second wife include:

 

Seinie Parthenay Gowan                              born about 1875

 

Cornelius Mack Gowan, son of Martin Van Buren Gowan and Eliza EmmalineBurnett Gowan, was born January 20, 1867.  He was married about 1880, wife’s name Azzie.  Azzie Gow-an died of a heart attack at age 42, according to Betty Jane Foster Dill of Spartanburg, South Carolina.

 

Cornelius Mack Gowan wrote a letter to John Henry Dill and Margaret “Maggie” Cook Dill December 30, 1912:

 

“Inman, SC Dec. 30, 1912

 

Dear Johny & Maggie

 

I have thought many times of you all, since I seen you and would be so glad to see you now.  I have had lots of trouble since I seen you but there is always some way for any one that will try to get along.  When Azzie died and left me with 8 children -- one 5 months old, I could not see what to doo but I at once made up my mind to keep them all together.  The baby died 10 days after Az-zie did. and the rest of the children and myself are toga-ther and getting along nicely.  All are in school but one little girl 4 years old.  She stays with Buddy Blackwell's wife during school hours then they all come home and do the work of housekeeping.  I am carrying the mail on RFD and am at home until 8:30 am and get back by 3:30 pm, so you see I can be at home most of the time when the children are.  I guess you can hardly realize that 3 of my children are nearly grown.  Olive is grown.  Guy is 15 and weighs 135#.  Bessie is almost as large as Olive, and best of all each does their part of the work cheerfully.

 

Well Johny I have just come from the burial of Mr. Wm. Bridges. There has been several deaths of old people that I suppose you remember.  Adam Ballenger was buried a week ago.  B. B. Chapman also about 10 days ago.  Mr. T. E. Moore, Pres. of Tucapau Mills also died a short time ago.

 

About 4 weeks ago we thought Pa would die for 3 or 4 days but he is up again, but very feeble.  Can't last many months more.

 

Your Father was up to see me 2 weeks ago, he is very well and jovial as can be.  Johny there were several South Carolinians left here for Okla few days ago.  Joe Wingo and Family, Judd Hammett and Joe Suttle, they are at Wynne Wood.

 

Well Johny, I will close.  Write me soon. I would be glad to hear from all often.  Best Wishes for you & Maggie as you start on the new year.

 

C. M. Gowan.

”Johny” is John Henry Dill, son of James Edward Dill and his first wife.  James Edward Dill married second, Seinie Parthenay Gowan, half sister of Columbus Mack Gowan [the letter writer].  Maggie is Margaret Cook, wife of John Henry.  "Pa" is Martin Van Buren Gowan.

 

Naomi Luella Gowan, daughter of Martin Van Buren Gowan, and Eliza Emmaline Burnett Gowan, was born in 1869.  She was married about 1886 to James Wayne Walden who was born in Spartanburg County in 1866 to Beecher Walden, Southern Railway Company agent and Vesta Taylor Beecher.  

 

James Wayne Walden was employed as a bookkeeper at Bal-lenger’s Store, according to Judy Bennett, a great-grand-daughter.  He died of pneumonia in 1901 at age 35 and was buried in First Baptist Church Cemetery in Inman, South Carolina, according to Judy Bennett.  She wrote August 22, 2001 that both of them were violinists and that “He died young, and she took in boarders to provide a living for her family.

 

A news article in the “Spartanburg Journal” of 1903 men-tioned that “Mrs. Walden is building an addition to her house."  Her home stood in the area when the First Baptist Church of Inman stood in 2002.

 

Naomi Luella “Sweet Granny” Gowan Walden died in 1915 and was buried beside her husband.

 

Children born to them include:

 

          Gladys Angella Walden                         born in 1888

          Robert Fulton Walden                          born in 1890

          George DeWitt Beecher Walden          born in 1892

          Grace Darlin Walden                            born in 1894

          Ruth Walden                                          born in 1899

 

Gladys Angella Walden, daughter of James Wayne Walden and Naomi Luella Gowan Walden, was born in 1888.  She died in 1976.

 

Robert Fulton Walden, son of James Wayne Walden and Na-omi Luella Gowan Walden, was born in 1890 and died in the following year.

 

George Dewitt Beecher Walden, son of James Wayne Walden and Naomi Luella Gowan Walden, was born in 1892 at Inman.  He died in 1942.

 

Grace Darlin Walden, daughter of James Wayne Walden and Naomi Luella Gowan Walden, was born in 1894.  She was married about 1912 to Buford Collins, according to Judy Collins, her granddaughter.

 

Faye Walden, daughter of James Wayne Walden and Naomi Luella Gowan Walden, was born in 1896.  She died in 1898.

 

Ruth Walden, daughter of James Wayne Walden and Naomi Luella Gowan Walden, was born in 1899 in Inman.  She died in 1917.

                                             ==O==

Curtis Gowan was married in December 1914 to Miss Lillie Stone, according to the “Spartanburg Herald.”  Children born to Curtis Gowan and Lillie Stone Gowan are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Furman Lee Gowan, 22 and Mrs. Nannie Shults, divorcee, 23 both of Drayton, South Carolina, were married May 9, 1920 by Rev. J. Foster Farr, according to the May 12, 1920 edition of the “Journal and Carolina Spartan.”

                                             ==O==

Herbert Gowan was listed as a pallbearer in the obituary of William Pinckney Lancaster, 67 who died in August 1954.  The obituary was published in the August 6, 1954 edition of the “Spartanburg Journal.”

                                             ==O==

Horbert David Gowan was born November 20, 1946 in Spar-tanburg.  He enlisted in the U. S. Air Force in 1966 and was discharged March 6, 1970 as a staff sergeant, according to Caddo Parish, Louisiana discharge records.  He showed his residence at 14 Lenard Street, Inman, Spartanburg, at the time of his discharge.

                                             ==O==

J. H. Gowan “died of natural causes in 1925,” according to the “Carolina Spartan.”

                                             ==O==

J. J. Gowan of Inman was selected to serve as a juror July 27, 1908, according to “Spartan Daily Herald” of July 22, 1908.

                                             ==O==

James Gowan was married December 27, 1870 to Miss Mar-ietta Fleming, “all of Spartanburg” by Rev. I. L. West, accord-ing to the “Carolina Spartan” in its January 5, 1871 edition.  Children born to James Gowan and Marietta Fleming Gowan are unknown.

                                             ==O==

James Gowan headed a household enumerated in the 1880 census of Spartanburg County, Enumeration District 139, page 69, Campobello township:

 

          "Gowan,                James            38, born in SC

                                        Francis          24, born in SC

                                        Thomas           2, born in SC

          Atkins,                  Sallie            14, born in SC, niece"

                                             ==O==

John V. Gowan was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Spartanburg County, Enumeration District 139, page 1, Campobello township:

 

          "Gowan,                John V.           25, born in SC

                                        Jesse M.            6, born in SC

                                        Calvin W.          4, born in SC

                                        Emily A.            1, born in SC

          King,                    Emily                43, born in SC, mother-in-law

          Sizemore,             Adrain              18, born in SC, no relation"

                                             ==O==

Josephine Gowan, a 4-H Clubgirl of the Buck Creek community, was awarded second place for clothing design, according to the May 8, 1950 edition of the “Spartanburg Herald.”

                                             ==O==

Mrs. Juanita Lee Gowan was mentioned in the obituary of her father, Hayden Carl Lee who died in May 1955.  His death notice was published in the May 12 edition of the “Spartanburg Herald:”

 

“Hayden Carl Lee, 64, died at Mary Black Hospital.  Mr. Lee, resident of Rt. 5 at Stone Station, had been in declin-ing health for some time.

 

He was a native of Spartanburg County, the son of the late A. A. and Ettie Sumner Lee.  For 45 years he had been a well construction contractor.  His wife, Mrs. Bertha Lee died in September 1940.

 

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Juanita Gowan and Miss Gwendolyn Lee of Route 5 and Mrs. Elaine Fow-ler of Bishopville; one son, Wendell Lee, Rt.5, a brother M. S. LeeE of Rt.4 and 8 grandchildren.  Funeral ser-vices are scheduled at Floyd Mortuary and burial in Greenlawn.”

                                             ==O==

M. Gowan of Inman, South Carolina was listed as a Class B pensioner [Civil War?] in the April 28, 1907 edition of the “Spartanburg Herald.”

 

The newspaper reported that a total of $20,670.28 was paid out in 1907 to pensioners in Spartanburg County, the largest sum paid out to any county in South Carolina.

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Martin Gowan was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Beech Springs, South Carolina in Spartan-burg County

 

Gowan, Martin      46, farmer, born in SC, father,

born in SC, mother born

in SC

Lou E.                     34, wife, keeping house, born

in SC, father born in SC,

mother born in SC

Nancy                     18, daughter, born in SC, father

                                       born in SC, mother born in

SC

George M.               16, son, laborer, born in SC,

father born in SC, mother

born in SC

Cornelius M.          13, son, laborer, born in SC,

father born in SC, mother

born in SC

  Naoma L.            11, daughter, born in SC, father

                                     born in SC, mother born in

SC

 Margaret A.         10, daughter, born in SC, father

                                     born in SC, mother born in

SC

  Nora M.                5, daughter, born in SC, father

                                    born in SC, mother born in

SC

Brown, Newton    28, laborer, born in SC, father

                                      born in SC, mother born in

                                      SC

Robert                     3, born in SC, father born in

SC, mother born in SC?

 

Members of this family were buried at Inman Baptist Church Cemetery, according to Judy Bennett, a descendant.

 

Nora M. Gowan, daughter of Martin Gowan and Lou E. Gowan, was born about 1875 in South Carolina.  “Nora Gowan” was married to P. B. Miller about 1890.  He died January 1, 1930, according to his obituary in the January 2 edition of the “Carolina Spartan:”

 

“January 2  P. B. Miller, 63, prominent citizen of In-man, died at his home last night following an illness of a few days of pneumonia.

 

Mr. Miller was born in Spartanburg County and spent practically all his life in Inman.  He was the operator of a mill there and had been engaged in this business for a number of years.

 

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nora Gowan Miller, 3 daughters, Mrs. Carrie Bruce, Greer; Mrs. Julia Ech-ols, Sptbg; Miss Grace Miller, Inman and 5 sons, W. B, F. D, C. B, Edward, and T. L. MILLER of Greer.

 

Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Inman tomorrow.”

                                             ==O==

Mary Ann Gowan was born in 1873, place and parents unknown.  She was married to Boyd Kimbrell about 1890 and was later married to Fred Abernathy.  She died in October 1942, according to her obituary in the October 11, 1942 edition of the “Spartanburg Herald:”

 

“Mrs. Mary Ann Gowan Kimbrell Abernathy, 69 of In-man died after a long illness.  She is survived by her husband, Fred Abernathy, two sons from her first mar-riage, Boyd Kimbrell of Boiling Springs and Lonzo Kimbrell of Rutherfordton; four daughters from her first marriage, Mrs. Paul Abernathy of Chesnee, Mrs. Venie Roberson of Chesnee, Mrs. Dessie Blackwell of Haynes Shop and Mrs. Ola Can-trell of Chesnee; two children from her second marriage, Mrs. Lula Cantrell of Inman, and Buford Abernethy of In-man; two sissters, Mrs. Landrum Cash of Chesnee and Mrs. Jane Blackwell of Inman; three brothers, Henry Gowan of Chesnee, John Gowan of Mayo, and Perry Gowan of Inman and 32 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  The funeral service was conducted at Buck Creek Baptist Church, and burial was in the church cemetery.  Pallbearers were Furman Mathis, Clyde Mathis, Luther Gowan, Wallace Go-wan, Early Gowan and Curtis Gowan.”

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Minnie Gowan was married “at the Methodist parsonage” to William Donahoo, “both of Inman Mills, and “were to honeymoon in Knoxville, Tennessee,” according to the April 1, 1921 edition of the “Carolina Spartan” as transcribed by Nancie O’Sullivan.

                                             ==O==

The death of Mrs. Lizzie Gowan Thomas, 49 was reported in the April 1, 1921 edition of the “Carolina Spartan:”

 

“Mrs. Lizzie Gowan Thomas, 49, died at her home on Forest Street last night after a long illness.  She is sur-vived by 6 children, Mrs. Lillie Mahaffey, Mrs. Maud Rowland, Miss Ruth Thomas, Miss Wilholmina Thom-as, Miss Sible Thomas and Setzler Thomas, all of the city; 2 brothers, J. T. Gowan and Rome Gowan and one sister, Mrs. Bertha Gowan Moseley, all of this city.  Funeral was held at Green Street Baptist Church.  In-terment took place at Middle Tyger Church , near Duncan.”

                                             ==O==

Miss Rhoda Gowan “came forward with little William DuPre Bogan in her arms.  She sang a most charming and beautiful lullaby.  Children’s Day services were observed at Bogansville on Sunday, according to the “Spartanburg Herald.” [files of 1916]

                                             ==O==

Sarah Gowan was a householder in the 1880 census of Spar-tanburg County, Enumeration District 139, page 68, Campo-bello township:

 

          "Gowan,               Sarah                                        56, born in SC

                                        Mary                                        33, born in SC, daughter

                                        Richard                                    18, born in SC, son

                                        Balus [Bayliss?]                        2, born in SC, grandson"

                                             ==O==

T. S. Gowan was selected in 1903 as an overseer of the road from Campobello to Columbus, suggesting that he lived in that area.

                                             ==O==

Rev. T. V. Gowan performed the wedding ceremony of William V. Floyd of Laurens County and Miss Mary E. Floyd of Spartanburg County on October 24, 1880, according to the “Carolina Spartan” of November 3, 1880.  He also performed the marriage ceremony of F. M. Hammett and Miss Mary E. Collins, “all of Spartanburg” on November 21, 1880, according to the same newspaper.  He also performed the marriage ceremonty of Zenas L. Martin and Miss Nancy Bishop, both of Spartanburg County on March 29, 1881.

 

Rev. T. V. Gowan performed the marriage ceremony of William A. Stone and Nancy A. Bruce, both of Spartanburg County, on September 18, 1881, according to the “Carolina Spartan” of October 5, 1881.  Rev. T. V. Gowan also performed the marriage ceremony of James A. Brock of nearby Buncombe County, North Carolina and Nannie S. Bush of Spartanburg County on March 12, 1882.  Rev. T. V. Gowan also performed the marriage of James H. Simmons and Miss Barbary Cook, both of Spartanburg on December 20, 1882.  Rev. T. V. Gowan performed the wedding of E. K. Carver and Miss K. U. O. Peace, “all of Spartanburg County” December 23, 1883, according to the January 2, 1884 edition of the “Carolina Spartan.”

 

Jennie V. Gowan was married February 14, 1884 to M. R. King, both of Inman by Rev. R. A. Brock, assisted by Rev. T. V. Gowan.  On February 21, 1884 Rev. T. V. Gowan per-formed the marriage ceremony of Barney T. Cheek and Miss Victoria Allbright, all of Spartanburg County, according to the “Carolina Spartan” of March 5, 1884.

 

Rev. Thomas V. Gowan performed the marriage December 24, 1885 of Nimrod E. Rogers and Corrie E. Waddle, “all of Spartanburg County.”

 

Rev. Thomas V. Gowan served as the temporary preacher for a new church that was organized at the Pisgah School, “about six miles from town,” according to the October 29, 1884 edition of the “Carolina Spartan.”  The newspaper stated, ”They have also started a flourishing temperance organization and are really doing a good work in that neighborhood.  Temperance, honesty, industry and the Christian religion will save people in this world and the world to come.”

 

Rev. Thomas V. Gowan who served in the South Carolina 1st Artillery Unit in the Civil War was chosen September 4, 1891 to enroll the names of all members of his Unit in a meeting of surviving Confederate veterans, according to a news article in the “Spartanburg Herald:”

 

“Sept. 4, 1891, the meeting of the Confederate Survi-vors took place at the encampment grounds.  Col. Jos. Walker, Pres. of the Association, called the meeting to order.

 

A plan was proposed by which the survivors of the county might be enrolled.  One person was to be ap-pointed from each company organized in this county to get up all the names of all the survivors now in the county.

 

These reports must embrace the name, postoffice, time of enlistment and command in which the soldier was mustered in, all transfers, when wounded, when cap-tured and when imprisoned; when and how discharged from service.  This report applies to every Confederate survivor living in the county, although he may have never been in a South Carolina Regiment.  DR. J. B. O. Landrum was elected historian of the Association.”

 

The fate of the compilation, if completed is unknown.

                                             ==O==

Rev. Toy F. Gowan was a resident of Spartanburg County in 1946, according to the “Spartanburg Herald” of December 13, 1946.

                                             ==O==

Mrs. W. Boyce Gowan of Enoree, South Carolina was listed as a daughter of James Franklin Thompson and Ida Thompson in the obituary of her father which was published in 1943 in the “Spartanburg Herald.”  James Franklin Thompson was buried in the Cedar Spring Baptist Church Cemetery, according to the research of Nancie O’Sullivan.

                                             ==O==

Wade Hampton Gowan was born in South Carolina in 1856.  He was married in 1874 to Emmeline Frances Amos, sixth child of Charles Amos and Mary McElreath Amos, according to Dennis Amos, a descendant of Rock Hill, South Carolina and a member of Gowen Research Foundation.  She was born in 1856 in South Carolina.  She appeared as a six-year-old in the 1860 census of Spartanburg County, page 175.  She reap-peared at age 14 living at Campobello, South Carolina in the 1870 census, page 350

 

Wade Hampton Gowan headed a household in the 1880 cen-sus of Spantanburg County, Enumeration District 139, page 15, Campobello township:

 

          Gowan,                 Wade H.             24, born in SC

                                        Emaline F.          22, born in SC

                                        William D.           4, born in SC

                                        Hester                  1, born in SC"

 

Children born to Wade Hampton Gowan and Emmeline Frances Amos Gowan include:

 

          William D. Gowan                    born in 1876

          Hester Gowan                            born in 1879

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John C. Gowan headed a household enumerated in Enum-eration District 140, page 45, Cherokee township of Spar-tanburg County:

 

          "Gowan,                         John C.                           40, born in SC

                                          Tennessee                        40, born in SC

                                                  Henry                              12, born in SC

                                                  Selena                              11, born in SC

                                                  Perry                                 9, born in SC

                                                  Mary A.                             7, born in SC

                                                  Alta Mina                          5, born in SC

                                                  John                                   2, born in SC

          Kimrell,                         Jane                                  18, born SC, step daughter"

                                             ==O==

Myrtle S. Gowan, who was born in 1899, died in 1964.  She was buried in Sunset Cemetery in Spartanburg County, ac-cording to Nancie O’Sullivan.

                                             ==O==

William M. Gowan was enumerated as the head of a house-hold in the 1800 census of Spartanburg District.  The house-hold consisted of:

 

          "Gowan,          William M.                          white male          over 45

                                                                                white female          26-45

                                                                                white male          26-45

                                                                                white male          10-16

                                                                                white male            0-10

                                                                                white female            0-10

                                                                                white male            0-10"

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James Gowen was enumerated as the head of household in the 1840 census of Spartanburg County, page 119:

 

          "Gowen, James                        white male          20-30

                                                            white female          20-30"

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William Gowin appeared as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Spartanburg County, page 116:

 

          "William Gowin,                      white male          20-30

                                                            white female          20-30

                                                            white male          15-20

                                                            white female          15-20

                                                            white male            5-10

                                                            white male            5-10

                                                            white male            0-5

                                                            white male            0-5"

                                             ==O==

James Going, listed at West Park Drive, according to the 1972 telepone directory of Spartanburg.

                                             ==O==

Mary Going, was listed at 415 Stevens, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.

                                             ==O==

Rev. Thomas Baxter Going and his cousins, Isaac Newton Going and James Robert Going are believed to be the “Gow-an” individuals mentioned in a newspaper article published in September 1891 by the “Spartanburg Herald:”

 

The article was extracted by Nancie O’Sullivan and analyzed by Kenneth Belcher.  The article reports on a meeting of the Confederate Veteran Survivors Association of Spartanburg County that were still alive as of Sept. 1891.

 

“Friday, September 4, 1891, the meeting of the Confederate survivors took place at the encampment grounds.  Col. Joseph David Walker, president of the Association called the meeting to order.” 

 

Of Col. Walker, Kenneth Belcher wrote:  He was born in 1831, married Anne M. Thorne, was enumerated in 1860 census, served in Palmetto Sharpshooters, died in 1902 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery at Spartanburg.

 

“Capt. John Wesley Wofford made the Chairman’s report.  Capt. A. J. Glynn, chairman of the by-laws committee, made his report.”

 

Of Capt. Wofford, Belcher wrote: He was born in 1842, enumerated in 1860 census, captured, paroled at Greensboro, N.C.

 

“A plan was proposed by which the survivors of the county might be enrolled. One person was to be appointed from each company organized in this county to get up all the names of all the survivors now in the county.

 

These reports must embrace the name, post office, time of enlistment and command in which the soldier was mustered in, all transfers, when wounded, when captured and when imprisoned; when and how discharged from service.  This report applies to every Confederate survivor living in the county, although he may have never been in a South Carolina Regiment.

 

The committee had invited Maj. David Robinson Duncan and David Johnson , Jr. to address the assembly.

 

Maj. Duncan was born in 1837, served on the staff of the 13th Cavalry Regiment, died before 1907 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery.

 

Dr. John B. Oneal Landrum, 5th Rifle Regiment and Company E, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, author of “History of Spartanburg, South Carolina,” was elected historian of the Association.

 

The following names are the veterans appointed to enroll the names of the survivors:

 

John W. Ward, 1st Cavalry Regiment.

 

Rev. Thomas V. Going, 1st Artillery Battery. [listed as Rev. Thomas B. Gowan.]  Also in the battery was James A. Going [J. A. Gowan] and his brother, Isaac Newton Going  [Newton Gowan].

 

Minor W. Page, 1st Artillery Battery, Company B.

 

Minor W. Page was born September 15, 1841, died May 7, 1935, buried in Landrum Cemetery, pensioned in 1933, wife Mary Ann.

 

John W. W. Sparks, 1st Artillery Battery, Company A, 

 

John W. W. Sparks was born December 22, 1845, died May 28, 1913, buried at Bethel Baptist Church, Cherokee County, SC, married Mary Ann Jones.

 

Dr. John B. Oneal Landrum, 2nd Cavalry, Company F.

 

George Bobo Dean, 2nd Cavalry, Company E.

 

Capt. J. W. Wood.

 

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    Capt. W.M. CHOICE, (William M. Choice, 5KBR/5KAR, b. 1838, d. bef 1907, b. Oakwood Cem. Spartanburg

 

    C. C. TURNER. (Claudius calhoun Turner, 5fBR/5IAR, b10/18/34, d. 6/4/1907, b. Mt. Zion Baptist, CSA Mkr on grave. W. Nannie C. chapman

 

    Capt. W.J. MEANS (William J. Means, 5CaK, b. 8/11/31, d. 5/14/1911, b. Nazareth Presbyterian Church, ww. Margaret Evins.

 

    -Capt. J.W. CARLISLE, (John Wilson Carlisle, 13C, b. 1827, d. 1944 [If these dates are right, he died at age 117], b. Oakwood Cem. Spartanburg, w. Louisa Bobo.)

 

    B.F. NEIGHBORS, (B F. Neighbors, 13I, b. ?, d. 2/11/92, w. Mary Barnett

 

John Dewberry, Company E. Thirteenth South Carolina In-fantry was POW.  He lost an arm, but survived.  He was born in 1830 and died after September 1991.  He was survived by his widow, Louisa Dewberry.

 

    F.A. WEST, (Francis A. West, 13F, Paroled at Appomattox, b. ?, d. aft 9/91

 

    J. C. EDGE, (John C. Edge, 13B, b. 5/26/42, d. 1923, b. Nazareth Presbyterian Church, w. Sarah L. Dobbins

 

    ADAM BALLENGER. 13C/H/G and Dunlop's Sharpshooters, b. 1/17/44, d. 2/18/1912, b. Inman Baptist Church. Adam was a true hero and the following comes from Landrum's History of Spartanburg.

 

    Adam Washington Ballanger Not on Landrum's list, but the following comes from his sketch in the text. Born in 1844 in Inman. Entered the service in Co. C, 13th SCV as a Sergeant, and remained such until 1863. "By order of Gen. Lee, he was promoted for distinguished gallantry on the battlefield." At 2nd Cold Harbor (31 May - 12 June 1864), in a charge against the enemy when the latter was thrown into confusion and were in the act of retreating, young Ballenger, separating himself from his command and alone, rushed forward and mounted one of the guns of the enemy's artillery. This bold daring caused the driver of the horses conveying the piece to jump off on the tongue. Ballenger immediately, in order to secure the capture of the gun, jumped off the piece , cut loose the traces and unfastened the off-horse, which he mounted. In returning to his command he met his Captain (J. W. Carlisle), who informed him that his brother Joseph was wounded and had been left in the rear. B!

allenger then went in quest of his brother. But in the meanwhile a party of the enemy had whipped around one wing of the Confederate forces, but finding they were liable to be cut off retreated, but carried Joseph Ballenger away with them, who was imprisoned at Point Lookout, and soon died. Lt. Ballenger never saw his brother again after he left him before the beginning of the charge.

 

"The gallant conduct on the part of young Ballenger had been witnessed by Gen. McGowan, who sent for him in a day or two afterwards to report to his headquarters. Young Ballenger obeyed the orders and reported. Having no idea for what purpose he was wanted. On arriving at the headquarters of Gen. McGowan, he was congratulated by the General, whop informed him that he had recommended that he be commissioned a 1st Lt. Receiving his commission, he was assigned to Co. H of the 13th regiment, but in a ferw months thereafter he was appointed to one of the companies of Dunlop's Battalion of Lee's Sharpshooters, three companies of which were made up of McGowan's Brigade. Here he remained in command of its first company of this organization, rendering distinguished service until the 27th of March 1865, when he was severely wounded in the arm and hip on the picket line in front of Petersburg. He was conveyed to Richmond, and was there when the surrender at Appomattox took place a few !

days afterward. While in the Jackson Hospital at Richmond still suffering from his wounds, he was taken with typhoid fever, from which he came very near losing his life. During this time he was visited and administered to by three daughter of Gen. R. E. Lee, a daughter of Gen. Ewell, and Miss Rosa Lee Powers. after some four four months of suffering he recovered sufficiently to return home. He was ordered to the State Capitol building to take the oath of allegience. Not relishing this, however, slipped away, bringing with him his army sword, and after walking several miles out of the city he boarded the train, and after many trying difficulties reached his home."

 

The story must have had a happy ending because he married Emma Wingo in 1866, and they had 14 children.

 

    Capt. H.P. GRIFFITH. (Harrison P. Griffith, 14E, b. ?, d. aft 1919. Pension roll in 1919 for Cherokee Co.

 

    REV. T.J. GWIN. (This would be John T. Gwinn, 16F, Baptist Preacher, attended Furman University and originally from York Co.)

 

    Capt. J.W. STRIBLING, ( James Madison Stribling, 18E, b. 10/1/31, d. 7/17/1904, b. New Unity Baptist Church, CSA Mkr.)

 

    CHAS. BRIDGES, (Charles Bridges, 18K, Paroled at Appomattox, b. 4/5/46, d. 1917, b. Oakland Cem. Gaffney.)

 

    P.D. PHILLIPS. Pinckney D. Phillips, 18F, b. ?, d. aft 1917, drawing pension in 1917 in cherokee Co.

 

    J. M. RUDISALL. (James Madison Rudicil, 6CaH, b. 8/6/40, d. aft 1910, b. Mt Zion Baptist Church. Drawing a pension in 1910.)

 

    JERIMIAH O'SULLIVAN Can not find a Jerimiah O'Sullivan in SC records (7 men served). No O'Sullivan from NC.

 

    W.R. LIPSCOMB. 19th Btln SC Cav, Co. E Short history of unit. 19th Cavalry Battalion was formed in Janaury, 1865, by consolidating five independent cavalry companies. It served in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and skirmished in various conflicts in South Carolina. Later the unit was active in the North Carolina Campaign and surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. Lieutenant Colonel William L. Trenholm was in command. Sparks was probably Company Commander of a Spartanburg Company thgat was consolidated in this unit. Have no one from this unit.Must have been others since they were looking for survivors.. Have several Sparks, but not A. D. Sparks, haven't added him to list.

 

    JAMES A. COLLINS. James A. Collins, 1CBB/G/27K/5KAR, paroled at Appomattox, b. 1831, d. 9/91, w. Mary Caroline Bishop.

 

 

    Major A.B. WOODRUFF, HLE, no further info other than d. aft 9/91

 

    T.L. BRYANT (Turtulas L. Bryant, HLB, b. 1840, d. aft 9/91, w. Nancy J. Brown.)

 

    JOHN N. MILLER, (John Nichols Miller, HLA, b. 5/10/24, d. aft 1910, on pension in 1910

 

    R.A. WALDEN, (Robert Alonzo Walden, 5RH/HLC, b. 6/17/41, d. bef 1910. His widow Mary C. was drawing pension in 1910.)

 

    CAPTAIN SCRUGGS.(There were 2 Captain Scruggs in the Legion. Calvin was in HLA. he survived, but I don't believe he is the right one. A second was Richard M. Scruggs in HLA/K. I am sure he lived beyond 1891because he was drawing a pension in 1910. He was born in 1828.

 

    F. WALDEN (Fielden Walden, PSSK, Paroled at Appomattox, b. 6/8/36, d. 8/3/94, b. New Unity Baptist, Woodruff, CSA Marker, w. , Amanda M.

 

    THOMAS EWBANKS, (Probably Thomson Eubanks, Co. 5ABR/PSSA. Don't have him on the list but will add.)

 

    C.P. BROWN, (Caleb P. Brown, Co. PSSH, Paroled at Appomattox, b. 1836, d. aft 9/92

 

    WYATT HAWKINS, ( This would be John Wyatt Hawkins, 5FBR/PSSD, Paroled at Appomattox, b. 3/18/42, b. 1923, b. Philadelphia Cemetery,drawing pension in 1907.

 

W. D. McPherson [William P. McPherson], 5GBR/PSSM, Paroled Appomattox, born in 1837, died after 1907 and before 1917.  His widow, M. F. McPherson was drawing Widow's Pension in 1917.

 

    MOSES WOOD. (Co. 15F, Paroled at Greensboro, NC. d. aft 1919, drawing pension in 1919.

 

    DAVID THOMAS. (There was a David Thomas in Capt Jeter's Co, McBeth's Light Art. A David L. also D. L. Thomas in Capt. Gregg's Co. of the McBeth Art. Don't have either, so which one to add? I have Robert Boyce in the McBeth LA.

 

 

CHAS. PETTY, Secretary (Charles P. Petty, 13C)

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and JOS WALKER, President. (PSSH)

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First Cavalry-(75 served, 50 survived, 25 died during war, 21 survivors a/o 9/91, 23 unsure, no data, 6 had died before 9/91)

 

 

First Artillery- (12 served, all survived and all were alive beyond 1891.)

 

First Regulars-(Butler's) (53 people served , 2 died, 13 transfered to other unit, 40 survived and 10 of these survived to after 9/91. The others I am sure when they died.)

 

Second Cavalry- (92 people served, 7 died (2 POW, 5 DOD), 85 survived, 35 of these survived until 9/91 and 39 I am unsure when they died.)

 

Third infantry- (392 served and 219 survived the war.)

 

Fifth Reg. -(The 5th regiment had over 1200 records which amounted to some 600 men.. Many of them left the regiment in 1862 to go to the Palmetto Sharpshooters. I estimate there were over 200 still surviving in 1891)

 

 

Fifth Cavalry-(18 served in the unit and at least 9 were still alive in 1891)

 

Thirteenth Reg. I have records for 727 who served with the 13th Inf. 435 of these survived the war. Many of these would have been alive in 1891. 74 men of the 13th were surrendered at Appomattox.

 

Fourteenth Reg. (36 men served, 20 survived the war and at least 14 of these were still alive in 9/91.)

 

Sixteenth Reg.- (I have 54 names of those who served and about 40 survived the war)

 

Eighteenth Reg.- ( 240 men served, 263 survived the war. Many were still alive in 1991.

 

Sixth Calvary- ( 78 served and 63 survived the war.)

 

Spark's Cavalry- (Captain A. D. Sparks, Co. E, 19 Btn SC Cav)

Avery's Battalion (Can't identify the unit.)

 

 

27th Reg.- (217 men served, 114 survived the war and many would have been alive in 1891.)

 

 

Holcombs Legion-  (575 served and at least 341 survived the war.)

 

Palmetto Sharp Shooters- (488 men served in the Palmetto sharpshooters an at least 270 of these survived the war. Notice below that 4 of the 5 men were at Appomattox and were paroled there. That is not an accident. the PSS had the largest number of any SC regiment to surrender there and 110 of these were Spartans.)

 

15th Reg.- (66 men served and 47 of these survived. Only 2 surrendered at Greensboro which shows the significance of the large percentage of the Sharpshooters.

 

    (This was not all the SC units, i.e., 7th Cavalry had 12 to serve and all of these survive and most were still alive in 1891.  There were other [Orr's Rifles, Hampton's legion, etc.  None of the Reserve units were listed and there were 100s to serve in those units and most of these people were still alive in 1891.)

 

Boyces Battery- Captain Robert Boyce, McBeth's Light Art. Have 27 spartans in the McBeth LA and 23 of them survived. Sure several were still alive in 1891.)

 

 

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Barbara Sue Goings, was listed at 212 Howard Aden Apartments, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.

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Curtis Goings, was listed at Rolling Greens, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.

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Mrs. Evelyn Goings, was listed at 581 North Center, accord­ing to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartan­burg.

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I. M. Goings, was listed on Route 9, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.

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James Goings, was listed at 567 N. Center, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.

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Annie Elizabeth Goins was born in Greenville County,  South Carolina in 1886, according to Nelda Percival, a great-grand-daughter.  She was married about 1908 to Wilton Jones who later abandoned his family.  She died in 1951.  She had a sister named Mary Goins.  Children born to Wilton Jones and Annie Elizabeth Goins Jones include:

 

          Azerine Elizabeth Jones                                                  born in 1910

 

Azerine Elizabeth Jones, only child of Wilton Jones and Annie Elizabeth Goins Jones, was born in 1910.  She was married about 1928 to Wendle Steele.  She died in 1993.

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Alvin Gowan, was listed at Route 10, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.

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Mrs. Ammie F. Gowan, was listed at 519 El Paso, according to the 1972 telephone of Spartanburg.

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Mrs. Ann Gowan, was listed at 251 Folsom, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.

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Miss Barbara Gowan, was listed at Glendale, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.

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Burnett C. Gowan, was listed at 736 Beaumont, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.

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C. M. Gowan and Arthur V. Dill left Monday for a ten days trip to Oklahoma, according to a news item in he July 4, 1929 edition of the “Spartanburg Herald.”

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Mrs. Callie J. Gowan, was listed at 10 Beverly Hills Drive, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.

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Carolyn Gowan, was listed at 120 Cleveland, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.

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Cecil Gowan, was listed at 108 Elliott, according to the tele­phone directory of Spartanburg.

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Charles C. Gowan, was listed on Route one, Duncan, South Carolina, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.

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Charles E. Gowan, office assistant for Swift & Company and his wife Dorothy Gowan, lived at 341 Lankfort, according to the 1951 city directory of Spartanburg.

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Thomas Gowan was mentioned in the “The Free Lance” of Spartanburg in its May 1, 1903 edition:

 

“BERRY BRIEFS:

[April 18]

Last Sunday morning, as Thomas Gowan and Charlie Emory were driving a young mule, it became fright-ened and ran away throwing both out of the buggy and bruising them considerably.”

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Charlie Gowan, a machine operator for the county highway department and his wife Minnie L. lived on Route 4. accord-ing to the 1951 city directory.  Charlie Gowan, was listed at Route 5, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spar-tanburg.

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Clara R. Gowan, an employee of Spartan Mills, lived at 464 Mill, according to the 1951 city directory.  Claude C. Gowan, her husband, was also employed by Spartan Mills and lived at the same address.  In March 1972 they continued to live at the same address.

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Curtis E. Gowan, a driver for Spartan Grain & Mill, lived in Fairview Heights, according to the 1951 city directory.

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Donald Otis Gowan was listed at 210 Yorkshire Drive, ac­cording to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartan­burg.

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E. G. Gowan, a textile worker for Drayton Mills, lived at Drayton, according to the 1951 Spartanburg city directory.

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E. Ruth Gowan, a spinner for Startex Mills, lived at 16 Damson, WM, according to the 1951 Spartanburg city directory.

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Eber E. Gowan, a machine operator for Andrews Com­pany, lived at 24 Pond, WM, according to the 1951 city directory of Spartanburg.

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Elaine Gowan, a clerk for Spartan Grain & Mill, lived at 177 Oakland, according to the 1951 city directory.

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Emily Gowan was listed at Canaan Road, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.

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Ernest G. Gowan, was listed at 642 Maywood, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.

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Ernest Larry Gowan, was listed at 748 Whitlock, ac­cording to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.

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Eulas W. Gowan, an employee of Mayfair Mills, and his wife, Rowena O. Gowan lived at 987 Hayne, according to the 1951 Spartanburg city directory.  In March 1972 they continued to live at the same address.

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Flave D. Gowan and his wife Frances B. Gowan lived at 118 Franklin Village, according to the 1951 city directory of Spartanburg.

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Frank H. Gowan lived on Route 5, Spartanburg, ac­cording to the 1972 telephone directory.

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Frankie Gowan lived in Linwood Hills, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.

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Freeman O. Gowan, a weaver for Spartan Mills, and his wife, Gladys O. Gowan, lived at 372 Oliver in 1951.  In March 1972 they lived at 433 Burnett.

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G. Walter Gowan, an agent for Life Insurance Company of Georgia, lived at Inman, South Carolina, according to the 1951 city directory of Spartanburg.

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George T. Gowan, and his wife Virginia E. Gowan lived at 251 Folsum, according to the 1951 city directory of Spar­tanburg.  In March 1972 they continued to live at the same address.

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Gerald Gowan lived on Canaan Road, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.

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Mrs. Grace H. Gowan, a mail clerk for South Carolina Mills, lived at 160 Collins in 1951.

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Gregg Gowan, was listed at Reidville, Lyman, South Car­olina, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spar­tanburg.

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H. W. Gowan lived at 102 South Club Drive, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.

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Harold M. Gowan lived at 231 St. Matthews Lane, accord­ing to the 1972 Spartanburg telephone directory.

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Hattie L. Gowan, a machine operator for Ellis Weaving Mills, lived at 144 Druid Avenue in 1951.

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Herbert L. Gowan, a textile worker for Beaumont Mills, lived on Route 5, according to the 1951 city directory of Spartanburg.

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J. B. Gowan, was listed at Little Mountain Community, Ly­man, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spar­tanburg.

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J. D. Gowan, a warehouseman for Hammond-Brown-Jen­nings, and his wife Eliz Gowan, a photo finisher for Jackrabbit Studio, lived on Route 5, according to the 1951 city directory of Spartanburg.

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J. E. Gowan lived at 417 Whitney Road, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.

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J. G. Gowan lived at Stone Station, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.

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J. Manning Gowan, a department manager for Estes Gro­cery, and his wife, Grace H. Gowan, a mail clerk for South Carolina Mills, lived at 160 Collins in 1951.  In March 1972 they lived at 324 Quiet Acres Drive, according to the Spartanburg telephone directory.

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J. W. Gowan, a textile worker for Drayton Mills, lived at Drayton in 1951, according to the city directory of Spartanburg.

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Jack D. Gowan, an employee of Fairfax Cleaners, and his wife, Slyvia S. Gowan, lived  at 24 Pond, MN in 1951.  In 1963 and 1972 they lived at 409 Houston, Spartanburg.

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James C. Gowan, Sr, a carpenter and his wife, Pauline M. Gowan, lived at 109 Coldbrook Drive, according to the 1963 city directory of Spartanburg.  In March 1972 they lived at the same address.

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James C. Gowan, Jr. an agent for Atlantic Coast Insurance Company, and his wife, Sarah B. Gowan, lived at 585 Wild­wood Drive in 1963, according to the city directory of Spar­tanburg.  In March 1972 they lived at Quiet Acres Drive, according to the telephone directory.

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James H. Gowan, a farmhand for Startex Mills and his wife, Anna Mae Gowan lived on Route 5, according to the 1951 city directory.  In 1963 he was employed by Saxon Mills and lived at 3 Maple in Una, South Carolina.  His wife was listed as Mae H. Gowan.

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James L. Gowan, assistant foreman for Spartan Grain & Mill lived at Chesnee, South Carolina in 1951, according to the Spartanburg city directory.

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Jasper W. Gowan, a corder for Drayton Mills, and his wife Leonra D. Gowan, lived at 224 Grainview, FH, ac­cording to the Spartanburg city directory in 1963.

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Jerry Gowan and his wife, Emily C. Gowan lived on Coroon Church Road, Route 5, according to the 1963 city directory of Spartanburg.

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Jewel Gowan, an employee of John Dritz & Sons, lived at 989 Haynie, according to the 1963 city directory of Spar­tanburg.

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Joanne M. Gowan, a student, lived at 433 Burnett, accord­ing to the 1963 Spartanburg city directory.

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John E. Gowan, lived at 16 Damson, WM, according to the 1951 and 1963 city directories of Spartanburg.

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John E. Gowan, a bookkeeper for American Agriculture Chemicals, and his wife, Nancy M. Gowan, lived at 663 Old Whitney Road, W. Hts, according to the 1963 city di­rectory of Spartanburg.

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The obituary of Johnnie Hansel Gowan, 77, who died Novem-ber 9, 1982 appeared in the November 10, 1982 edition of "The State" of Columbia, South Carolina:

 

"Johnnie Hansel Gowan was born in Spartanburg County, the son of the late W. M. and Janie Gwinn Gowan.  He was a bar-ber for 58 years and was an employee of Fair Forest Hotel Barber Shop at Union.  He was married twice, first to the late Colene Hyatt Gowan.

 

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Thelma Owens Gowan; a son Donald Mansel Gowan of Pauline; a daughter Mrs. Elaine Lancaster of Greenville; three brothers, J. H. Gowan of Jonesville and William and Herbert Gowan of Buffalo; two sisters Mrs. Annie Mary Bogan of Jonesville and Mrs. Roda Lancaster of Pauline."

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Joseph A. Gowan, an employee of Spartanburg Mills, lived at 461 Breeze, according to the 1963 city directory of Spar­tanburg.

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Josephine Gowan, widow of Jones Gowan, lived at 109 Dil­lard [A], according to the 1963 city directory of Spartan­burg.

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Mrs. Juanita L. Gowan, a clerk for Duke Power, lived on Route 5, according to the 1963 city directory of Spartan­burg.

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Karen Gowan, a student, lived at 433 Burnet along with Joanne M. Gowan, according to the 1963 city directory.

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Kenneth E. Gowan was a resident of Cherokee Springs, ac­cording to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartan­burg.

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Lenora Gowan, a spinner for Drayton Mills, appeared in the 1951 city directory of Spartanburg living at Drayton.  In the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg she was listed at 224 Granview.

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Larry Gowan was a clerk for Colonial Stores in 1963, according to the city directory.

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Linda M. Gowan, a clerk for Life Insurance Company of Virginia, lived at Inman, according to the 1963 city direc­tory of Spartanburg.

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Mrs. Lois Gowan, was listed at Clifton, South Carolina, ac­cording to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.

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Luther M. Gowan, manager of Southern Shop Produce, and his wife Myrtle S. Gowan, lived at 7415 Maple [SS], ac­cording to the 1963 city directory of Spartanburg.  In 1951 Myrtle S. Gowan was a textile worker for Arkansas Mills and lived on Route 6.

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Mae H. Gowan, a textile worker for Beaumont Mills, lived at 649 Clinchfield [BM], according to the 1951 city directory of Spartanburg.

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Mrs. Marion E. Gowan, cashier for Mutual Finance & Thrift Corporation, lived at 1017 Textile Road, according to the 1963 city directory of Spartanburg.

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Margaret G. Gowan, a clerk for Montgomery-Wards, lived on Route 4, according to the 1951 city directory of Spar­tanburg.

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Mrs. Martha Gowan lived at 748 Whitlock, Spartamburg, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartan­burg.

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Martha Gowan was listed at Reidville, Lyman, accord­ing to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.

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Martha W. Gowan, was listed at 5 Spruce, Startex, ac­cording to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.

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Mary A. Gowan, student, lived at 1764 Hillcrest Boulevard [HC], according to the 1963 city directory of Spartanburg.

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Mrs. Mary Ann Gowan lived at 475 Woodley Road, Spar­tanburg, according to the 1972 telephone directory.

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Mary F. Gowan, saleswoman for Kress Department Store, was a resident of Drayton, according to the 1951 city directory of Spartanburg.

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Mildred G. Gowan, assistant office secretary at Beaumont Store, lived at 222 Nash, according to the 1963 city directory of Spartanburg.

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O. Freeman Gowan, a weaver at Spartan Mills, and his wife Gladys L. Gowan, lived at 433 Burnet, according to the 1963 city directory of Spartanburg.

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Otis A. Gowan, an employee of Spartan Mills, and his wife Mary S. Gowan, lived at 472 Jennings, according to the 1951 city directory of Spartanburg.  They continued at the same ad-dress in 1963, and in 1972 lived at 461 Jen­nings, according to the 1972 city directory.

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Paul B. Gowan, an employee of Valley Falls Mills and his wife Grace T. Gowan, employed by Beaumont Mills, lived at 740 Beaumont Avenue, according to the 1951 city directory of Spartanburg.  They lived at the same address in 1963 and 1972.

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Pauline M. Gowan, a sewing machine operator for Raycord, lived at 118 Millwood Drive, according to the 1951 city di­rectory of Spartanburg.  In 1972 Mrs. Pauline Gowan lived at 109 Coldbrook Drive, according to the telephone directory.

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Rachel Gowan was discharged from Spartanburg General Hospital December 2, 1945 to return to her home at 382 Far-ley in Spartanburg, according to the “Spartanburg Herald” of that date.

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Robert Charles Gowan lived at 475 Woodley Road, accord­ing to the 1972 Spartanburg telephone directory.

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Rome G. Gowan, office employee of Pierce Motor Company, and his wife, Allie V. Gowan, lived at 160 Advent, according to the 1951 city directory of Spartanburg.  Minnie B. Gowan, "widow of Rome Gowan," lived at 144 Druid Avenue, accord-ing to the 1951 city directory of Spartanburg.  In 1963 Rome G. Gowan was listed as business manager of Pierce Motor Company and lived at 860 S. Church.  His wife's name was listed as Allie L. Gowan, according to the city directory.  In 1972 Rome G. Gowan lived on Switzer Lane, according to the telephone directory.

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Mrs. Rowena O. Gowan, a weaver at Mayfair Mills, lived at 987 Hayne, according to the 1951 city directory of Spartan­burg.

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Rev. Roy R. Gowan, pastor of the first Baptist Church, and his wife, Hortense W. Gowan, lived at 69 Spring [A], according to the 1963 city directory of Spartanburg.

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Royce Gowan lived at 112 Old Farm Road, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.

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Miss Ruth Gowan, was listed at Whitney, South Carolina, ac-cording to the telephone directory of Spartanburg.

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Mrs. Shirley W. Gowan lived on Route 10, Spartanburg, ac­cording to the 1972 telephone directory of Spartan­burg.

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Stewart R. Gowan was a helper at Pierce Motor Com­pany. according to the 1951 city directory of Spartan­burg.  In 1963 he lived at 119 Hub City Courts, according to the di­rectory.  "Stewart Gowan" was listed on Gowan Road, in the 1972 telephone directory of Spartanburg.

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Sue C. Gowan, widow of William Burnett Gowan, a textile worker for Beaumont Mills, lived at 645 Lenox Avenue [BM], according to the 1951 directory of Spartanburg.  In 1963 she was listed as a spinner for Beaumont Mills living at the same address.  She continued to live at the address, according to the 1972 telephone directory.

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T. Richard Gowan, a helper at P. H. Poteat & Sons, lived at 24 Pond [WM], according to the 1951 city directory of Spartan-burg.  In 1951 his wife, Shirley R. Gowan was a waitress at Kress's.  In 1963 he, was staff manager for Atlantic & Coast Life Insurance Company.  He and his wife, Shirley R. Gowan, lived at 8453 Taylor, Colquitt Road.  In 1972 they continued to live at the same address, according to the telephone directory.

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Thomas Earl Gowan, a textile worker for Arkansas Mills, lived at 2002 Church Extension, according to the 1951 city directory of Spartanburg.  Thomas Earl Gowan, a bookkeeper for Arkansas Mills, lived at 2050 South Church Extension, according to the 1963 directory and continued at that address in 1972, according to the telephone directory.

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Vaughn Ray Gowan, a machinist for Arkansas Mills, and his wife Wilma B. Gowan, lived at 1 Cleveland Drive, ac­cording to the 1963 city directory of Spartanburg.  In 1972 they lived at 120 Cleveland Road, according to the telephone di­rectory.

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W. Guy Gowan, secretary of Spartanburg Lumber & Millwork Company located at 459 Marion Avenue, and his wife Clara G. Gowan, lived at 525 Woodland in 1951, according to the Spartanburg city directory.   They continued in the same ca-pacity and residence in 1963.  In 1972 W. Guy Gowan, lum-berman, was living at 709 Fernwood Drive, according to the telephone directory.

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William T. Gowan, an employee of Clifton Mills, and his wife Lois W. Gowan, a spiner for Mayfair Mills, lived at 24 Pond [WM], according to the 1951 telephone directory of Spartan-burg.

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“A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Gowan last Fri-day, according to a 1913 edition of the “Spartanburg Her-ald.”

 

In the same edition of the newspaper appeared a news article reporting the first known experiment with the “busing” of school children.

 

“For the first time in Laurens the practical operations of transporting school children by wagon from one district to a consolidated school located in another district was put in effect today when the Renno school in Jack's Township opened its annual session.

 

One wagon is sufficient to carry the children and the plan will be watched with interest.

 

At a cost of $4,000. a handsome brick building has been erected at Renno, located on a beautiful 4 acre lot, the gift of Capt. J. W. C. Bell.  Three teachers will be employed.”

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Willis S. Gowan, a well driller, lived at Stone Station, ac­cording to the 1972 telephone directory.

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Woodrow W. Gowan, a carpenter for Littlejohn & Smith, lived on Route 4, according to the 1951 city directory of Spar-tanburg.  In 1963 he was listed in the directory as a receiving clerk for Montgomery-Ward, still living at Route 4.

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William Richard Burnett, 80, “grandson of the late Billie Go-wan” died December 19, at his home near Holston Creek Baptist Church at Inman, according to the “Spartanburg Herald” of December 20, 1937.

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David B. Gowan, 48, died at Greer, South Carolina December 19, 1937, according to his obituary which appeared in the “Spartanburg Herald,” edition of December 20, 1937:

 

“David B.  Gowan, 48, died at his home after several months of declining health.  He is survived by his wife, Bessie Barker Cox Gowan, four children, Jesse Gowan, William Gowan, Frances Gowan, and Marie Gowan, all of Greer, and five step- children, Arthur Cox, James Cox and Lula Belle Cox Henderson of Tucapau, South Carolina, Gladys Cox Williams of Lyman and Miss Nellie Cox of Greer; . two brothers, J. M. Gowan of Co-lumbia, South Carolina and J. E. Gowan of Whitney, South Carolina and three sisters, Mrs. E. L. Cothran of Greer, Mrs. J. H. Cook of Drayton, South Carolina and Mae Gowan Sizemore of Tucapau.  Funeral services are at Victor Methodist Church.”

                                             ==O==

Naomi Luella Gowan was born about 1870, place and parents unknown.  She was married in 1888 to James Wayne Walden.  He was enumerated in 1880 at age 14 living in the household of William D. Harris and Caroline Walden Harris at Campobello, South Carolina.  She was his father’s sister and reared James Wayne Walden after the death of his father.  James Wayne Walden was a bookkeeper for Ballenger Store in Inman, South Carolina, according to Judy Bennett.  He died in 1901.

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Bertie C. Gowans, the widow of Thomas Gowans, lived at 341 Lanford, Spartanburg in 1951.

                                             ==O==

F. J. Gowens, a welder for Southern Railway lived on Route 7, Spartanburg, according to the 1951 city directory.

                                             ==O==

F. Ray Gowens, a bricklayer for Fiske-Carter Construction Company in 1951 lived on New Valley Falls Road, Spartan­burg, according to the city directory.  In 1963 he and his wife, Dorothy B. Gowens, lived at 722 Springhill Avenue, accord-ing to the 1963 city directory.  G. Donald Gowens, believed to be a son of F. Ray Gowens, a student, lived on New Valley Falls Road. Route 7, according to the 1951 city directory.

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Harry Gowens, general agent for C&WC Railroad, and his wife, Elizabeth B. Gowens, lived at 112 Connell, according to the 1951 city directory of Spartanburg.

                                             ==O==

James W. Gowens, a carpenter for Southern Railway in 1951 lived on Route 7, according to the Spartanburg city directory.  In 1963 he, a serviceman for Caro Heating and Air Condition-ing, and his wife Jessie V. Gowens, lived at 7409 Gravely Court, according to the directory.  In 1972 James W. Gowens lived at 7423 Lone Oak Boulevard, according to the Spartan-burg telephone directory.

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Math N. Gowens, a carpenter for Southern Railway, and his wife Selma M. Gowens, lived at 237 New Valley Falls Road, according to the 1951 Spartanburg city directory.  In 1963 he was listed as a carman for Southern Railway, lived at 7307 Valley Falls Road according to the directory.  In 1972 he lived at 7303 New Valley Falls Road, according to the telephone directory.

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Thomas J. Gowens, a carpenter for Southern Railway, and his wife, Maggie S. Gowens, lived on New Valley Falls Road, according to the 1951 city directory.  In 1963 they were listed in the directory at 7203 Valley Falls Road, near Math M. Gowens.  In 1972 he was listed in the telephone directory at the same address.

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Mrs. Hattie Gowings, a negro, lived at 324 Concord Avenue, Spartanburg, according to the 1951 city directory.

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Miss Rose McGowan has left Spartanburg “to attend school at Abbeville,” according to the October 3, 1883 edition of the “Carolina Spartan.”

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William Harris and Frances Harris were residents of Spartan-burg County as early as 1787, according to a descendant, Ru-bie M. Harris of Metairie, Louisiana, member of Gowen Re-search Foundation in a letter dated November 25, 1989.  She speculates that the maiden name of Frances Harris was "Gowen."

 

Children born to them include:

 

          Gowen Harris                                        born about 1777

          James P. Harris                               born about 1780

 

Gowen Harris, son of William Harris and Frances Harris was born about 1777.  In 1787 he lived in Spartanburg County on the South Tyger near the site of Maj. John "Buck" Gowen.  He was married in 1801 to Francis F. Sharp, daughter of a wealthy and aristocratic family.  Gowen Harris became a col-onel in the Mississippi militia and was elected to the Missis-sippi state legislature in 1822.  They were divorced in Mis-sissippi in 1826.  He removed to Brazoria County, Texas about 1827.  He served in the Army of Texas in the Battle of San Jacinto.  He wrote his will March 30, 1837 in Brazoria, Texas and died there in that year.

 

Children born to them include:

 

          Pleasant Harris                                        born about 1807

          Permilia Margaret Harris                    born June 14, 1811

 

Pleasant Harris, son of Gowen Harris and Francis F. Sharp Harris, was born about 1807 in South Carolina.  He was married about 1863 to Mary Louisa Royal who was born in Switzerland.  He died in the 1870s.

 

Children born to them include:

 

          Gowan Joseph Harris                      born in January 1865

          Estelle Harris                                        born in November 1869

 

Gowan Joseph Harris, son of Pleasant Harris and Mary Louisa Royal Harris, was born in January 1865, according to the research of Steven Michael Harris, great-grandson of New Orleans and a member of Gowen Research Foundation.

 

Permilia Margaret Harris, daughter of Gowen Harris and Fran-cis F. Sharp Harris, was born June 14, 1811, according to Bev-erly Sue Turner Smith, a descendant of Smyrna, Georgia and a member of Gowen Research Foundation.  She was married about 1831 to Rev. James Mortimer Turner who was born No-vember 24, 1809.  She died October 28, 1873, and he died September 10, 1893.

                                             ==O==

The Gowan Kirby lot was sold by Sheriff Nichols to D. E. Hydrick for $57, according to the February 6, 1889 edition of the “Carolina Spartan.”

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Gowan Rollins of Henrietta, South Carolina was mentioned in the obituary of his sister, Emma Rollins McDaniel which was published in the September 4, 1926 edition of the “Spartan-burg Journal.”

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Goyne L. Simpson was married in 1922 to Jessie Elizabeth Wall, according to the “Spartanburg Journal:”

 

“A quiet wedding was solemnized Tuesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Lowe, when Miss Jessie Eliza-beth Wall and Goyne L. Simpson, both of the city, were united in marriage.”

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Gowen Styles, a Negro farmer of Spartanburg County was mentioned as one of the cotton tillers who produced early blooms on their cotton crops, according to the June 29, 1881 edition of the “Carolina Spartan:”

 

“Major S.C. Miller brings us the first cotton bloom this season.  It bloomed the 18th instant.  We expect to be able to report a cart load next week.  Mr. W. C. No-len living near Valley Falls, brought in a bloom, which opened on the 20th; and Gowen Styles, a color-ed man living near Capt. Sam Means, sent in one tak-en from his field last Tuesday, the 21st inst.”

 

SUMTER COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA

 

Samuel Morris Goins died November 26, 1943 and was buried in Sumter Cemetery in Sumter, South Carolina, according to "Sumter Cemetery."

                                             ==O==

Alexander Goyne was a buyer at the estate sale of Agness Barber November 5, 1784, according to the deed records of Sumter County, Camden District.

 

UNION COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA

 

Mrs. Rhoda Going Kilpatrick applied to the Union District Court of Common Pleas February 19, 1806 for a peace bond to be placed on her husband Adam Kilpatrick to protect her from “bodily harm” at his hands, according to court records researched by Louis B. Wood.

 

SC, Union District

Indictments 1806, No. 65.

 

By Joseph McJunkins [Note: the Bogans came to South Caro-lina with the McJunkins], one of the Justices assigned to keep the peace in said district.

 

To any lawful officer of said district, forasmuch as Rhoda Kil-patrick in said district hath personally come before me and duly made oath that she the said Rhoda Kilpatrick is afraid that Adam Kilpatrick in said district farmer will beat or do her some bodily harm and hath therefore prayed surety of the peace against him the said Adam Kilpatrick.  It is ordered therefore in the State’s name to command you that immedi-ately on the receipt hereof you bring the said Adam Kilpatrick before me to find surety as well for his personal appearing at the next general session of the peace and to be held at Union Court House on the Monday after the fourth Monday of March next after this date as also for his keeping the peace to all the good people of this state and especially towards the said Rho-da Kilpatrick or Rhoda Going. 

 

Given under my hand and seal February 19th 1806.

 

                                                                                                              Joseph McJunkins

 

South Carolina, Union District:

 

Be it remembered that on the twentieth day of February 1806, Adam Kilpatrick, Jasper Tomelin, and John Anderson, all of said district planters came before me Joseph McJunkins, one of the Justices of the Peace of said district and acknowledged themselves to owe to the state of South Carolina, that is to say, the said Adam Kilpatrick sum of fifty pounds sterling money of said state, the said Jasper Tomelin the sum of twenty five pounds and John Anderson the sum of twenty five pounds like money, each is to be respectively mad and levied of their sev-eral goods and chattels lands and tenements to the use of said state if the said Adam Kilpatrick shall fail in performing the condition under written.

 

The condition of this recognizance is such that if the above bounden Adam Kilpatrick shall be and personally appear at the next general sessions of the peace and to be holden at Un-ion Court House on the third Monday in March next and to do and receive what shall then and there be injoined by the court and in the meantime shall keep the peace and be of good beha-viour towards the good people of this state and especially to-wards Rhoda Kilpatrick or Rhoda Going of said district and some say the wife of said Adam Kilpatrick.

 

Then the said recognizance shall be void or else remain in full force.

 

The above recognizance taken and acknowledged before me this 20th day of February 1806.

 

Joseph McJunkins, JP

 

50 lbs                 Adam [X] Kilpatrick

25 lbs                  Jasper [X] Tomlin

25 lbs                  John Anderson

 

South Carolina, Union Dist. 

 

Be it remembered that on the tenth day of March in the year one thousand eight hundred and six, the aforesaid Rhoda Kil-patrick or Rhoda Going hath come before me one of the jus-tices assigned to keep the peace in said district of Union and freely removed and released, as much as in her lyeth the afore-said security of the peace by her prayed before me against the above named Adam Kilpatrick.

 

Certified under my hand this eleventh day of March 1806.

 

Joseph McJunkins, JP

Rhoda [X] Kilpatrick

 

The 1800 census of Union District enumerates the household of Adam Kilpatrick:

 

          “Kilpatrick,          Adam                               white male           26-45

                                                                                white female          45 & up

                                                                                white male            0-10

                                                                                white female            0-10

                                                                                white female            0-10”

 

Adam Kilpatrick is shown in the census in the following order: five households above--James Spillars, Frederic Isen, Joseph Howard, Isaac Hawkins and George Boren--then Adam Kilpatrick, then 5 below--Alexander McDonald, John Bogan, John Eubanks, James Martin and William Comer.

 

In the 1810 census of Union District  Adam Kilpatrick is incorrectly shown as “Robin” Kilpatrick in the index.  By looking at the actual record, I determined it was really Adam but the transcriber put down “Robin” [perhaps Robin was a middle name.]:

 

          Kilpatrick, Robin                               white male                     over 45

                                                                      white female                    26-45

                                                                      white male                    16-26

                                                                      white male                     10-16

                                                                      white female                    10-16

                                                                      white male                     10-16

                                                                      white female                    10-16

                                                                      white male                      0-10

                                                                      white male                      0-10

                                                                      white female                      0-10

                                                                      white male                      0-10

 

He and his neighbors were shown in the following order: Jacob Harrison, William Harrison, Samuel Henry, Charles Humphrey and Jesse Hughes—Kilpatrick—then Anthony Leek, John Roger and Paul Maze.

 

In the 1820 census of Jasper County, Georgia Adam Kilpat-rick and wife are shown with one young son, under 10. 

 

In 1824 Adam Kilpatrick was married to Jane Smith in New-ton County, Georgia.

 

In the 1830 census of Newton County Adam Kilpatrick is enumerated as:

 

          “Kilpatrick,          Adam                     white male          80-90

                                                                      white female          40-50 [Jane Smith]

                                                                      white male           15-20”

 

In the 1840 census of Newton County, Adam Kilpatrick is enumerated as:

 

          “Kilpatrick,          Adam                    white male          80-90

                                                                      white female          40-50”

 

In 1850 the household was enumerated as:

 

          “Kilpatrick,                    Adam          105, pauper, born in Ireland

                                                  Jane            70, born in GA

 

It is suggested that Adam Kilpatrick h Adam Kilpatrick Notes.

 

SC Union Dist. (Court of Common Pleas? Indictments 1806, No. 65.

By Joseph McJunkins (Note: the Bogans came to SC with the McJunkins), one of the Justices assigned to keep the peace in said district.  To any lawful officer of said dist, foreasmuch as Rhoda Kilpatrick in said district hath per-sonally come before me and duly made oath that she the said Rhoda Kilpatrick is afraid that Adam Kilpatrick in said district farmer will beat or do her some bodily harm and hath therefore prayed surety of the peace against him the said Adam Kilpatrick.  ? are therefore in the State’s name to command you that immediately on the receipt hereof you bring the said Adam Kilpatrick before me to find surety as well for his personal appearing at the next general session of the peace and to be held at Union Court House on the Monday after the fourth Monday of March next after this date -  as also for his keeping the peace to all the good people of this state and especially towards the said Rhoda Kilpatrick – or Rhoda Going. 

 

Given under my hand and seal February 19th 1806.

 

SC Union Dist. Be it remembered that on the twentieth day of February 1806, Adam Kilpatrick, Jasper Tomelin, and John Anderson, all of said district planters came before me Joseph McJunkins, one of the Justices of the Peace of said district and acknowledged themselves to owe to the state of South Caro-lina, that is to say, the said Adam Kilpatrick sum of £50 ster-ling money of said state, the said Jasper Tomelin the sum of £25 and John Anderson the sum of £25 like money, each is to be respectively mad and levied of their several goods and chattels lands and tenements to the use of said state if the said Adam Kilpatrick shall fail in performing the condition under written.

 

The condition of this recognizance is such that if the above bounden Adam Kilpatrick shall be and personally appear at the next general sessions of the peace and to be holden at Union Court House on the third Monday in March next and to do and receive what shall then and there be injoined by the court and in the meantime shall keep the peace and be of good behaviour towards the good people of this state and especially towards Rhoda Kilpatrick or Rhoda Going of said district – and some say the wife of said Adam Kilpatrick.

 

Then the said recognizance shall be void or else remain in full force.

 

The above recognizance taken and acknowledged before me this 20th day of February 1806.

Joseph McJunkins JP             

 

£50                  Adam Kilparick’s mark

£25                  Jasper Tomlin’s mark

£25                  John Anderson’s signature.

 

SC Union Dist.  Be it remembered that on the tenth day of March in the year one thousand eight hundred and six, the aforesaid Rhoda Kilpatrick or Rhoda Going – hath come before me one of the justices assigned to keep the peace in said district of Union and freely removed and released, as much as in her ?lioth? the aforesaid securety of the peace by her prayed before me against the above named Adam Kilpatrick.

Certified under my hand this eleventh day of March 1806.

Joseph McJunkins JP                 Rhoda Kilpatrick’s mark

 

1800 Union Co census shows Adam Kilpatrick (26 to 45), 1 female (45 and up), 1 male under 10, 2 females under 10.  He is shown in the following order, 5 above James Spillars, Frederic Isen, Joseph Howard, Isaac Hawkins, George Borer?, then Adam Kilpatrick, then 5 below,  Alexander McDonald, John Bogan, John Eubanks, James Martin, William Comer.

 

In 1810 Union Co Adam is incorrectly shown as “Robin” Kilpatrick in the index.  By looking at the actual record I determined it was really Adam but the transcriber put down Robin – due to bad writing, hard to read etc on the census record.  In 1810 Adam is shown as age 45 and up, and now there is a female age 26 to 45.  There are also 3 males under 10, 2 males 10 to 16, 1 male 16 to 26, 1 female under 10, and 2 females 10 to 16.  He is shown in the following order Jacob Harrison, William Harrison, Samuel Henry, Charles Humphrey, Jesse Hughes, Adam Kilpatrick, Anthony Leek, John Roger, Paul Maze??, end of page.  Further up the page there are 3 Haney families, 2 Gregory’s and 2 Garretts.

 

In 1820 Adam and wife are shown in Jasper Co Ga with one young son, under 10.  In 1824 Adam married Jane Smith in Newton Co GA. (need to recheck this)

 

In 1830  Adam is shown in Newton Co GA age 80 to 90 with wife Jane Smith age 40 to 50, and one male age 15 to 20, probably the same young male shown in the 1820 Jasper Co census. (need to recheck the ages)

 

In 1840 Newton Co GA Adam and Jane Smith are shown age 80 to 90 and 40 to 50 respectively with no other people in the household.

 

In 1850 Newton Co GA, Adam is shown age 105 pauper born in Ireland, and wife Jane Smith is age 70 born in GA.

 

So maybe Adam had his first 3 children by Elizabeth Bogan, 1 male, and 2 females all born between 1790 and 1800, and these are the older children on the 1810 census.  Then there are an additional 5 sons and an additional 2 daughters on the 1810 census, maybe by Rhoda Going.  This would make a total of 6 sons and 3 daughters.  Of course Adam could have had more children by previous wives in Ireland.

 

From a website on the family of John Bogan:

The last will of John Bogan was dated 28 November 1803 and was proved in Union County SC on 21 Dec 1805.  The will implies there may be additional daughters who are not named in the will but following relationships are:

 

Wife or widow not mentioned so presumed dead

Son: Isaac Bogan

Daughters and deceased daughters

Elizabeth Kilpatrick’s minors

Granddaughter: Elizabeth Craddock

Grandson: Valentine Bogan

Others, relationship not stated:

    Nevil Holcomb

   Adam Kilpatrick

Executor: John Bell

Witnesses:  Solomon Sparm, William Rountree

When her father, John Bogan, wrote his will on 28 Novembe 1803, Elizabeth Bogan Kilpatrick was deceased, leaving minor children, who were not named in John Bogan’s will.  Adam Kilpatrick was mentioned but his relationship was not defined.  (NOTE: maybe this Adam is Adam Jr., a grandson of John Bogan.  Per the 1800 census for Adam Kilpatrick, there was 1 male under 10, 2 females under 10, 1 male 26 t0 45, 1 female 45 and up.)

 

 

Adam Kilpatrick Notes (South Carolina) (“UN” indicates files or microfilm reels at SC archives for Union County)

 

UN 35 – the naturalization petition of Adam Kilpatrick in 1812, states he was a native of Ireland and had been in this “country” since June 1790.  Note – the petition itself has the date 1786 crossed out.  From looking at records he was in Union County by June 1790 – he had almost immediate dealings there almost since the day he supposedly arrived in this country.  And he could hardly land in Charleston, the closest port in June 1790, and be somewhat established in Union County several days later.  Therefore I think maybe he arrived several years earlier and lived in Union “County” not “this Country” from June 1790 til he petitioned for naturalization in 1812.  Need to check records for War of 1812.

 

UN 21 – court of common pleas index shows a “Kilpatrick Iss’s?   exer Thomas Gilham”  - looks like a Thomas Gilham admistered the estate of a Kilpatrick, but could not make out the name.  This was from the index.  When I requested the file itself they could not find it and stated they knew some of their files were lost or missing.  That’s too bad, this one might have really helped.

 

UN 21 – other references which may or may not mean anything.  Index shows Samuel Chandler and John Tomblain.  The Chandler and Tomblin surnames later show up in GA. Thomas Kirkpatrick and Fleming Harris,  and Kirkpatrick, Hall and Co and A W Thomson. These Kirkpatricks appear later on in the 1800s in the Union SC records and may not have any connection to the early Kilpatricks.  Actually Adam and his family appear to be the only Klpatricks in early Union Records.

 

There are lots of Bogan records in Union Distr.  Adam Kilpatrick married a Bogan.

 

UN 2 – Deed Index

-         Benjamin Holcomb to Nevil Holcomb  – 1794 (Nevil Holcomb is mentioned in John Bogan’s will, father of Elizabeth Bogan Kilpatrick)

-         Jesse Holcomb to Adam Kilpatrick – 1806

-         Jesse Holcomb to an Edwards – 1820 (the “Edwards” name is interesting in that the land Thomas Kilpatrick got in Newton Co Ga was originally drawn by a Wm. Edwards of Jones Co GA, and Thomas apparently lost some land in St. Clair Co AL to a Mr. Edwards) - 1820

-         Nevil Holcomb to H.H. Holcomb - 1828

-         Jesse     “           to  Jesse    “   Jr. - 1831

-         Adam Kilpatrick to Hannah Heath – 1794

-         Adam Kilpatrick & Alexander McDonald – 1797

-         Adam Kilpatrick & Samuel Chandler – 1815

-         Adam Kilpatrick & William Tomblin – 1822

-         John Kirkpatrick & John Thomas – 1828  (could this be John Davis Kilpatrick?)

-         John Kirkpatrick and I McIver – 1828

 

 

 

 

UN 7 – Deed Index

-         Adam Kilpatrick & Avery Holcomb and wife – 1806

-         Adam Kilpatrick & Jesse Holcomb – 1806

-         James Kirkpatrick & James Anderson – 1828

-         James Kirkpatrick & James Thomson – 1828

-         James Kirkpatrick & Thomas McIver – 1831 (both James and John Kirkpatrick had dealings with McIvers, see above, so possible connection here)

 

UN 23 – Adam Kilpatrick, disposition/peace warrant, 1806.

 

Feb 8, 1815 Adam Kilpatrick of County of Putnam, State of GA, for $100 from Samuel Chandler of Union Dist.SC, sold 100 acres in Union District on the waters of Fair Forest, Ress Edward’s line, Mr. Smith’s Corner, adjoining Tomlin’s land to Jesse Clark’s line.  Witnessed by Theophilus Goodyear.  (NOTE: this may be Adam Kilpatrick Jr., the one who later married Mary Johnson in Putnam Co in 1824.  Adam Sr. married Jane Smith in Newton Co in 1824.  The Adam in this deed may be the son of Adam and Elizabeth Bogan).

 

21 Dec, 1822 – Deed says Adam Kilpatrick of Union SC (indicates the older Adam stayed in SC longer and left for GA later than Adam Jr) sells to William Tomblin for $100 50 acres where he now lives – corner of Jesse Clark through Ress Edward’s line, witnessed by Thomas O’Neal and Jesse Clark.  This deed was recorded in 1822, although it was dated 2 Nov 1815.  So maybe Adam Jr. left for GA in Feb 1815, and Adam Sr. left in Nov 1815?  This older Adam appears in the 1820 Jasper Co GA census, however I have never found the younger Adam and Mary Johnson in any censuses of GA, so maybe they left GA and went west.  Jasper Co GA is also where many of the Bogans from Union District went, as well as some McJunkins.

 

 

 

 

Adam Kilpatrick Notes.

 

SC Union Dist. (Court of Common Pleas I think) Indictments 1806, no. 65.

By Joseph McJunkins (Note: the Bogans came to SC with the McJunkins), one of the Justices assigned to keep the peace in said district.  To any lawful officer of said dist, foreasmuch as Rhoda Kilpatrick in said district hath personally come before me and duly made oath that she the said Rhoda Kilpatrick is afraid that Adam Kilpatrick in said district farmer will beat or do her some bodily harm and hath therefore prayed surety of the peace against him the said Adam Kilpatrick.  ? are therefore in the State’s name to command you that immediately on the receipt hereof you bring the said Adam Kilpatrick before me to find surety as well for his personal appearing at the next general session of the peace and to be held at Union Court House on the Monday after the fourth Monday of March next after this date -  as also for his keeping the peace to all the good people of this state and especially towards the said Rhoda Kilpatrick – or Rhoda Going. 

Given under my hand and seal February 19th 1806.

 

SC Union Dist. Be it remembered that on the twentieth day of February 1806, Adam Kilpatrick, Jasper Tomelin, and John Anderson, all of said district planters came before me Joseph McJunkins, one of the Justices of the Peace of said district and acknowledged themselves to owe to the state of South Carolina, that is to say, the said Adam Kilpatrick sum of fifty pounds sterling money of said state, the said Jasper Tomelin the sum of twenty five pounds and John Anderson the sum of twenty five pounds like money, each is to be respectively mad and levied of their several goods and chattels lands and tenements to the use of said state if the said Adam Kilpatrick shall fail in performing the condition under written.

The condition of this recognizance is such that if the above bounden Adam Kilpatrick shall be and personally appear at the next general sessions of the peace and to be holden at Union Court House on the third Monday in March next and to do and receive what shall then and there be injoined by the court and in the meantime shall keep the peace and be of good behaviour towards the good people of this state and especially towards Rhoda Kilpatrick or Rhoda Going of said district – and some say the wife of said Adam Kilpatrick.

Then the said recognizance shall be void or else remain in full force.

The above recognizance taken and acknowledged before me this 20th day of February 1806.

Joseph McJunkins JP              

50 lbs                 Adam Kilparick’s mark

25 lbs                  Jasper Tomlin’s mark

25 lbs                  John Anderson’s signature.

 

SC Union Dist.  Be it remembered that on the tenth day of March in the year one thousand eight hundred and six, the aforesaid Rhoda Kilpatrick or Rhoda Going – hath come before me one of the justices assigned to keep the peace in said district of Union and freely removed and released, as much as in her ?lioth? the aforesaid securety of the peace by her prayed before me against the above named Adam Kilpatrick.

Certified under my hand this eleventh day of March 1806.

Joseph McJunkins JP                 Rhoda Kilpatrick’s mark

 

1800 Union Co census shows Adam Kilpatrick (26 to 45), 1 female (45 and up), 1 male under 10, 2 females under 10.  He is shown in the following order, 5 above James Spillars, Frederic Isen, Joseph Howard, Isaac Hawkins, George Borer?, then Adam Kilpatrick, then 5 below,  Alexander McDonald, John Bogan, John Eubanks, James Martin, William Comer.

 

In 1810 Union Co Adam is incorrectly shown as “Robin” Kilpatrick in the index.  By looking at the actual record I determined it was really Adam but the transcriber put down Robin – due to bad writing, hard to read etc on the census record.  In 1810 Adam is shown as age 45 and up, and now there is a female age 26 to 45.  There are also 3 males under 10, 2 males 10 to 16, 1 male 16 to 26, 1 female under 10, and 2 females 10 to 16.  He is shown in the following order Jacob Harrison, William Harrison, Samuel Henry, Charles Humphrey, Jesse Hughes, Adam Kilpatrick, Anthony Leek, John Roger, Paul Maze??, end of page.  Further up the page there are 3 Haney families, 2 Gregory’s and 2 Garretts.

 

In 1820 Adam and wife are shown in Jasper Co Ga with one young son, under 10.  In 1824 Adam married Jane Smith in Newton Co GA. (need to recheck this)

 

In 1830  Adam is shown in Newton Co GA age 80 to 90 with wife Jane Smith age 40 to 50, and one male age 15 to 20, probably the same young male shown in the 1820 Jasper Co census. (need to recheck the ages)

 

In 1840 Newton Co GA Adam and Jane Smith are shown age 80 to 90 and 40 to 50 respectively with no other people in the household.

 

In 1850 Newton Co GA, Adam is shown age 105 pauper born in Ireland, and wife Jane Smith is age 70 born in GA.

 

So maybe Adam had his first 3 children by Elizabeth Bogan, 1 male, and 2 females all born between 1790 and 1800, and these are the older children on the 1810 census.  Then there are an additional 5 sons and an additional 2 daughters on the 1810 census, maybe by Rhoda Going.  This would make a total of 6 sons and 3 daughters.  Of course Adam could have had more children by previous wives in Ireland.

 

From a website on the family of John Bogan:

The last will of John Bogan was dated 28 November 1803 and was proved in Union County SC on 21 Dec 1805.  The will implies there may be additional daughters who are not named in the will but following relationships are:

 

Wife or widow not mentioned so presumed dead

Son: Isaac Bogan

Daughters and deceased daughters

Elizabeth Kilpatrick’s minors

Granddaughter: Elizabeth Craddock

Grandson: Valentine Bogan

Others, relationship not stated:

    Nevil Holcomb

   Adam Kilpatrick

Executor: John Bell

Witnesses:  Solomon Sparm, William Rountree

When her father, John Bogan, wrote his will on 28 Novembe 1803, Elizabeth Bogan Kilpatrick was deceased, leaving minor children, who were not named in John Bogan’s will.  Adam Kilpatrick was mentioned but his relationship was not defined.  (NOTE: maybe this Adam is Adam Jr., a grandson of John Bogan.  Per the 1800 census for Adam Kilpatrick, there was 1 male under 10, 2 females under 10, 1 male 26 t0 45, 1 female 45 and up.)

 

 

Adam Kilpatrick Notes (South Carolina) (“UN” indicates files or microfilm reels at SC archives for Union County)

 

UN 35 – the naturalization petition of Adam Kilpatrick in 1812, states he was a native of Ireland and had been in this “country” since June 1790.  Note – the petition itself has the date 1786 crossed out.  From looking at records he was in Union County by June 1790 – he had almost immediate dealings there almost since the day he supposedly arrived in this country.  And he could hardly land in Charleston, the closest port in June 1790, and be somewhat established in Union County several days later.  Therefore I think maybe he arrived several years earlier and lived in Union “County” not “this Country” from June 1790 til he petitioned for naturalization in 1812.  Need to check records for War of 1812.

 

UN 21 – court of common pleas index shows a “Kilpatrick Iss’s?   exer Thomas Gilham”  - looks like a Thomas Gilham admistered the estate of a Kilpatrick, but could not make out the name.  This was from the index.  When I requested the file itself they could not find it and stated they knew some of their files were lost or missing.  That’s too bad, this one might have really helped.

 

UN 21 – other references which may or may not mean anything.  Index shows Samuel Chandler and John Tomblain.  The Chandler and Tomblin surnames later show up in GA. Thomas Kirkpatrick and Fleming Harris,  and Kirkpatrick, Hall and Co and A W Thomson. These Kirkpatricks appear later on in the 1800s in the Union SC records and may not have any connection to the early Kilpatricks.  Actually Adam and his family appear to be the only Klpatricks in early Union Records.

 

There are lots of Bogan records in Union Distr.  Adam Kilpatrick married a Bogan.

 

UN 2 – Deed Index

-         Benjamin Holcomb to Nevil Holcomb  – 1794 (Nevil Holcomb is mentioned in John Bogan’s will, father of Elizabeth Bogan Kilpatrick)

-         Jesse Holcomb to Adam Kilpatrick – 1806

-         Jesse Holcomb to an Edwards – 1820 (the “Edwards” name is interesting in that the land Thomas Kilpatrick got in Newton Co Ga was originally drawn by a Wm. Edwards of Jones Co GA, and Thomas apparently lost some land in St. Clair Co AL to a Mr. Edwards) - 1820

-         Nevil Holcomb to H.H. Holcomb - 1828

-         Jesse     “           to  Jesse    “   Jr. - 1831

-         Adam Kilpatrick to Hannah Heath – 1794

-         Adam Kilpatrick & Alexander McDonald – 1797

-         Adam Kilpatrick & Samuel Chandler – 1815

-         Adam Kilpatrick & William Tomblin – 1822

-         John Kirkpatrick & John Thomas – 1828  (could this be John Davis Kilpatrick?)

-         John Kirkpatrick and I McIver – 1828

 

 

 

 

UN 7 – Deed Index

-         Adam Kilpatrick & Avery Holcomb and wife – 1806

-         Adam Kilpatrick & Jesse Holcomb – 1806

-         James Kirkpatrick & James Anderson – 1828

-         James Kirkpatrick & James Thomson – 1828

-         James Kirkpatrick & Thomas McIver – 1831 (both James and John Kirkpatrick had dealings with McIvers, see above, so possible connection here)

 

UN 23 – Adam Kilpatrick, disposition/peace warrant, 1806.

 

Feb 8, 1815 Adam Kilpatrick of County of Putnam, State of GA, for $100 from Samuel Chandler of Union Dist.SC, sold 100 acres in Union District on the waters of Fair Forest, Ress Edward’s line, Mr. Smith’s Corner, adjoining Tomlin’s land to Jesse Clark’s line.  Witnessed by Theophilus Goodyear.  (NOTE: this may be Adam Kilpatrick Jr., the one who later married Mary Johnson in Putnam Co in 1824.  Adam Sr. married Jane Smith in Newton Co in 1824.  The Adam in this deed may be the son of Adam and Elizabeth Bogan).

 

21 Dec, 1822 – Deed says Adam Kilpatrick of Union SC (indicates the older Adam stayed in SC longer and left for GA later than Adam Jr) sells to William Tomblin for $100 50 acres where he now lives – corner of Jesse Clark through Ress Edward’s line, witnessed by Thomas O’Neal and Jesse Clark.  This deed was recorded in 1822, although it was dated 2 Nov 1815.  So maybe Adam Jr. left for GA in Feb 1815, and Adam Sr. left in Nov 1815?  This older Adam appears in the 1820 Jasper Co GA census, however I have never found the younger Adam and Mary Johnson in any censuses of GA, so maybe they left GA and went west.  Jasper Co GA is also where many of the Bogans from Union District went, as well as some McJunkins.

 

 

 

 

Adam Kilpatrick Notes.

 

SC Union Dist. (Court of Common Pleas I think) Indictments 1806, no. 65.

By Joseph McJunkins (Note: the Bogans came to SC with the McJunkins), one of the Justices assigned to keep the peace in said district.  To any lawful officer of said dist, foreasmuch as Rhoda Kilpatrick in said district hath personally come before me and duly made oath that she the said Rhoda Kilpatrick is afraid that Adam Kilpatrick in said district farmer will beat or do her some bodily harm and hath therefore prayed surety of the peace against him the said Adam Kilpatrick.  ? are therefore in the State’s name to command you that immediately on the receipt hereof you bring the said Adam Kilpatrick before me to find surety as well for his personal appearing at the next general session of the peace and to be held at Union Court House on the Monday after the fourth Monday of March next after this date -  as also for his keeping the peace to all the good people of this state and especially towards the said Rhoda Kilpatrick – or Rhoda Going. 

Given under my hand and seal February 19th 1806.

 

SC Union Dist. Be it remembered that on the twentieth day of February 1806, Adam Kilpatrick, Jasper Tomelin, and John Anderson, all of said district planters came before me Joseph McJunkins, one of the Justices of the Peace of said district and acknowledged themselves to owe to the state of South Carolina, that is to say, the said Adam Kilpatrick sum of fifty pounds sterling money of said state, the said Jasper Tomelin the sum of twenty five pounds and John Anderson the sum of twenty five pounds like money, each is to be respectively mad and levied of their several goods and chattels lands and tenements to the use of said state if the said Adam Kilpatrick shall fail in performing the condition under written.

The condition of this recognizance is such that if the above bounden Adam Kilpatrick shall be and personally appear at the next general sessions of the peace and to be holden at Union Court House on the third Monday in March next and to do and receive what shall then and there be injoined by the court and in the meantime shall keep the peace and be of good behaviour towards the good people of this state and especially towards Rhoda Kilpatrick or Rhoda Going of said district – and some say the wife of said Adam Kilpatrick.

Then the said recognizance shall be void or else remain in full force.

The above recognizance taken and acknowledged before me this 20th day of February 1806.

Joseph McJunkins JP             

50 lbs                 Adam Kilparick’s mark

25 lbs                  Jasper Tomlin’s mark

25 lbs                  John Anderson’s signature.

 

SC Union Dist.  Be it remembered that on the tenth day of March in the year one thousand eight hundred and six, the aforesaid Rhoda Kilpatrick or Rhoda Going – hath come before me one of the justices assigned to keep the peace in said district of Union and freely removed and released, as much as in her ?lioth? the aforesaid securety of the peace by her prayed before me against the above named Adam Kilpatrick.

Certified under my hand this eleventh day of March 1806.

Joseph McJunkins JP                 Rhoda Kilpatrick’s mark

 

1800 Union Co census shows Adam Kilpatrick (26 to 45), 1 female (45 and up), 1 male under 10, 2 females under 10.  He is shown in the following order, 5 above James Spillars, Frederic Isen, Joseph Howard, Isaac Hawkins, George Borer?, then Adam Kilpatrick, then 5 below,  Alexander McDonald, John Bogan, John Eubanks, James Martin, William Comer.

 

In 1810 Union Co Adam is incorrectly shown as “Robin” Kilpatrick in the index.  By looking at the actual record I determined it was really Adam but the transcriber put down Robin – due to bad writing, hard to read etc on the census record.  In 1810 Adam is shown as age 45 and up, and now there is a female age 26 to 45.  There are also 3 males under 10, 2 males 10 to 16, 1 male 16 to 26, 1 female under 10, and 2 females 10 to 16.  He is shown in the following order Jacob Harrison, William Harrison, Samuel Henry, Charles Humphrey, Jesse Hughes, Adam Kilpatrick, Anthony Leek, John Roger, Paul Maze??, end of page.  Further up the page there are 3 Haney families, 2 Gregory’s and 2 Garretts.

 

In 1820 Adam and wife are shown in Jasper Co Ga with one young son, under 10.  In 1824 Adam married Jane Smith in Newton Co GA. (need to recheck this)

 

In 1830  Adam is shown in Newton Co GA age 80 to 90 with wife Jane Smith age 40 to 50, and one male age 15 to 20, probably the same young male shown in the 1820 Jasper Co census. (need to recheck the ages)

 

In 1840 Newton Co GA Adam and Jane Smith are shown age 80 to 90 and 40 to 50 respectively with no other people in the household.

 

In 1850 Newton Co GA, Adam is shown age 105 pauper born in Ireland, and wife Jane Smith is age 70 born in GA.

 

So maybe Adam had his first 3 children by Elizabeth Bogan, 1 male, and 2 females all born between 1790 and 1800, and these are the older children on the 1810 census.  Then there are an additional 5 sons and an additional 2 daughters on the 1810 census, maybe by Rhoda Going.  This would make a total of 6 sons and 3 daughters.  Of course Adam could have had more children by previous wives in Ireland.

 

From a website on the family of John Bogan:

The last will of John Bogan was dated 28 November 1803 and was proved in Union County SC on 21 Dec 1805.  The will implies there may be additional daughters who are not named in the will but following relationships are:

 

Wife or widow not mentioned so presumed dead

Son: Isaac Bogan

Daughters and deceased daughters

Elizabeth Kilpatrick’s minors

Granddaughter: Elizabeth Craddock

Grandson: Valentine Bogan

Others, relationship not stated:

    Nevil Holcomb

   Adam Kilpatrick

Executor: John Bell

Witnesses:  Solomon Sparm, William Rountree

When her father, John Bogan, wrote his will on 28 Novembe 1803, Elizabeth Bogan Kilpatrick was deceased, leaving minor children, who were not named in John Bogan’s will.  Adam Kilpatrick was mentioned but his relationship was not defined.  (NOTE: maybe this Adam is Adam Jr., a grandson of John Bogan.  Per the 1800 census for Adam Kilpatrick, there was 1 male under 10, 2 females under 10, 1 male 26 t0 45, 1 female 45 and up.)

 

 

Adam Kilpatrick Notes (South Carolina) (“UN” indicates files or microfilm reels at SC archives for Union County)

 

UN 35 – the naturalization petition of Adam Kilpatrick in 1812, states he was a native of Ireland and had been in this “country” since June 1790.  Note – the petition itself has the date 1786 crossed out.  From looking at records he was in Union County by June 1790 – he had almost immediate dealings there almost since the day he supposedly arrived in this country.  And he could hardly land in Charleston, the closest port in June 1790, and be somewhat established in Union County several days later.  Therefore I think maybe he arrived several years earlier and lived in Union “County” not “this Country” from June 1790 til he petitioned for naturalization in 1812.  Need to check records for War of 1812.

 

UN 21 – court of common pleas index shows a “Kilpatrick Iss’s?   exer Thomas Gilham”  - looks like a Thomas Gilham admistered the estate of a Kilpatrick, but could not make out the name.  This was from the index.  When I requested the file itself they could not find it and stated they knew some of their files were lost or missing.  That’s too bad, this one might have really helped.

 

UN 21 – other references which may or may not mean anything.  Index shows Samuel Chandler and John Tomblain.  The Chandler and Tomblin surnames later show up in GA. Thomas Kirkpatrick and Fleming Harris,  and Kirkpatrick, Hall and Co and A W Thomson. These Kirkpatricks appear later on in the 1800s in the Union SC records and may not have any connection to the early Kilpatricks.  Actually Adam and his family appear to be the only Klpatricks in early Union Records.

 

There are lots of Bogan records in Union Distr.  Adam Kilpatrick married a Bogan.

 

UN 2 – Deed Index

-         Benjamin Holcomb to Nevil Holcomb  – 1794 (Nevil Holcomb is mentioned in John Bogan’s will, father of Elizabeth Bogan Kilpatrick)

-         Jesse Holcomb to Adam Kilpatrick – 1806

-         Jesse Holcomb to an Edwards – 1820 (the “Edwards” name is interesting in that the land Thomas Kilpatrick got in Newton Co Ga was originally drawn by a Wm. Edwards of Jones Co GA, and Thomas apparently lost some land in St. Clair Co AL to a Mr. Edwards) - 1820

-         Nevil Holcomb to H.H. Holcomb - 1828

-         Jesse     “           to  Jesse    “   Jr. - 1831

-         Adam Kilpatrick to Hannah Heath – 1794

-         Adam Kilpatrick & Alexander McDonald – 1797

-         Adam Kilpatrick & Samuel Chandler – 1815

-         Adam Kilpatrick & William Tomblin – 1822

-         John Kirkpatrick & John Thomas – 1828  (could this be John Davis Kilpatrick?)

-         John Kirkpatrick and I McIver – 1828

 

 

 

 

UN 7 – Deed Index

-         Adam Kilpatrick & Avery Holcomb and wife – 1806

-         Adam Kilpatrick & Jesse Holcomb – 1806

-         James Kirkpatrick & James Anderson – 1828

-         James Kirkpatrick & James Thomson – 1828

-         James Kirkpatrick & Thomas McIver – 1831 (both James and John Kirkpatrick had dealings with McIvers, see above, so possible connection here)

 

UN 23 – Adam Kilpatrick, disposition/peace warrant, 1806.

 

Feb 8, 1815 Adam Kilpatrick of County of Putnam, State of GA, for $100 from Samuel Chandler of Union Dist.SC, sold 100 acres in Union District on the waters of Fair Forest, Ress Edward’s line, Mr. Smith’s Corner, adjoining Tomlin’s land to Jesse Clark’s line.  Witnessed by Theophilus Goodyear.  (NOTE: this may be Adam Kilpatrick Jr., the one who later married Mary Johnson in Putnam Co in 1824.  Adam Sr. married Jane Smith in Newton Co in 1824.  The Adam in this deed may be the son of Adam and Elizabeth Bogan).

 

21 Dec, 1822 – Deed says Adam Kilpatrick of Union SC (indicates the older Adam stayed in SC longer and left for GA later than Adam Jr) sells to William Tomblin for $100 50 acres where he now lives – corner of Jesse Clark through Ress Edward’s line, witnessed by Thomas O’Neal and Jesse Clark.  This deed was recorded in 1822, although it was dated 2 Nov 1815.  So maybe Adam Jr. left for GA in Feb 1815, and Adam Sr. left in Nov 1815?  This older Adam appears in the 1820 Jasper Co GA census, however I have never found the younger Adam and Mary Johnson in any censuses of GA, so maybe they left GA and went west.  Jasper Co GA is also where many of the Bogans from Union District went, as well as some McJunkins.

 

 

 

 

ad his first 3 children by Elizabeth Bogan, one male, and two females all born between 1790 and 1800.  These are regarded as the older children on the 1810 census.  Then there are an additional five sons and an additional two daughters on the 1810 census, maybe by Rhoda Going.  This would make a total of six sons and three daughters.  Of course Adam could have had more children by previous wives in Ireland.

 

The last will of John Bogan was dated November 28, 1803 and was proved in Union District on December 21, 1805. 

 

Elizabeth Bogan Kilpatrick was deceased at the time of the will, leaving minor children, who were not named in John Bogan’s will.  Adam Kilpatrick, possibly Adam, Jr, was men-tioned but his relationship was not defined. 

 

The naturalization petition of Adam Kilpatrick in 1812, states he was a native of Ireland and had been in this “country” since June 1790.  Note: the petition itself has the date 1786 crossed out.  From looking at records he was in Union County by June 1790.  He had almost immediate dealings there almost since the day he supposedly arrived in this country.  And he could hardly land in Charleston, the closest port in June 1790, and be somewhat established in Union County several days later.  Therefore I think maybe he arrived several years earlier and lived in Union “County” not “this Country” from June 1790 until he petitioned for naturalization in 1812. 

 

On November 2, 1815 Adam Kilpatrick of Union District sells to William Tomblin for $100 50 acres where he now lives, corner of Jesse Clark through Ress Edward’s line, witnessed by Thomas O’Neal and Jesse Clark. 

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George Gowan, "of the state of North Carolina" gave a deed to John Foster of District 96, South Carolina on an unrecorded date, according to Union County Deed Book A, page 54.  George Gowan had received the land, "a certain tract on the east side of Broad River near Lafferty's Creek" in a land grant to him dated November 9, 1774.  Consideration was "for 200 pounds current money."  Witnesses to the transaction were John Nuckols and Richard Nuckols.

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Colene H. Gowan was born September 30, 1906 and died September 18, 1954, according to her tombstone in West Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, according to "Union County, South Carolina Cemeteries."

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Lee L. Gowan who was born in 1890 and died in 1945 was buried in Memorial Garden Cemetery, according to "Union County, South Carolina Cemeteries."  The tombstone also recorded "Ollie B. Gowan, born 1891."

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Tombstones in Bogansville Church Cemetery include "Willi-am M. Gowan, born September 22, 1872; Jannie Gwinn Gow-an, born February 2, 1877, died November 19, 1952; Kathalee Gowan, born September 14, 1911, died February 4, 1939; Ge-henar Gowan, born August 30, 1913, died October 13, 1827," according to "Union County, South Carolina Cemeteries."

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Rilla Gowan Cothran and her husband, Robert Cothran were the parents of Estelle Cothran Foster, born in 1905, according to the February 7, 1955 edition of the “Spartanburg Herald:”

 

“Mrs. Estelle Cothran Foster, 50 of Taylors, South Car-lina died at a Greenville hospital after an illness of six months.

 

She was born and reared in the Campobello section and was a daughter of the late Robert and Rilla Gowan Cothran.  She had lived in Taylors for 17 years and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.  Burial was in the church yard.

 

Surviving are her husband, A. A. Foster; four daughters, Misses Aldine, Geraldine , Diane and Betty Foster, all of home; three sons, Ned, Jack, and Tommy Foster; four brothers, Dennis Cothran of Detroit, Michigan, Broadus of Campobello, Robert , Spartanburg. and Glover Coth-ran of Greer; four sisters, Mrs. Genell Austin, Wellford, Mrs. Clellie Foster, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Mrs. Annie Bell King and Mrs. Marion Oliver, both of Greer and one grandson.”

 

William Gowan and John Lewis were involved in a fistfight which resulted in the death of William Gowan, according to a newspaper article in "The Carolina Spartan" in its edition of Wednesday, December 15, 1880.  The article was reproduced in "Old Spartanburg District Genealogy," Vol. 2, through the courtesy of Dr. James L. Reid of Campobello, South Carolina, according to the research of Beverly Turner Smith of Smyrna, Georgia.  The article read:

 

"Sunday evening the 6th instant, William Gowan, near Inman, and John Lewis, the husband of his granddaughter got into a quarrel, both being excited by whiskey, and Lewis, about 25 years old, struck Gowan, who is about 69, over the head with his fist.  The females then ran out of the house and do not know what took place afterwards.  Monday, Gowan was walking about in a sort of delirious condition.  Thursday evening he went to bed and remained in a comatose condition until Friday night when he died.  Saturday, Drs. Dean and Chapman made a post mortem examination and made oath Sunday at the Coroner's inquest that Gowan's skull was fractured and that congestion of the brain took place.  Sunday, Coroner Ezell held an inquest, but the verdict has not been published.  Lewis has not been arrested.  He is a native of Georgia.  Gowan moved from Union County to Spartanburg County."

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William Gowan of Spartanburg County was selected to serve as a petit juror in

The April term of the United States Court at Charleston, according to the February 2, 1881 edition of the “Carolina Spartan. 

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Mary Annie Sophrina Gowen was married to James Moses Mardis in 1891, according to Union District marriage records.  He was born in 1841 and died in 1911.  She was born in 1860 and died in 1903.

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Charles Gowing appeared on a Coroner's Jury panel September 17, 1829, according to "South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research," Vol. 18:

 

"Union District

 

An inquisition indented taken at John Gage's in the Village of Union this 17th September 1829, Before me, Gordon Gregory, Coroner for said District, upon view of the body of Henry, a Negro boy slave, the property of John Gage, Jr, then and there lying dead, upon the oaths of, To wit: Jos. H. Dogan, Fore-man, John Rogers, Z. P. Herndon, F. H. Leonard, C. Gowing, Josh. Whitmore, John Murphy, B. M. Pearson, W. C. Pearson, R. H. Spencer, Jas. Cary, John Gage, Jr, good and lawful men of said District, who being charged and sworn do say that the said Negro boy Henry came to his death on September 17, 1829 in the lott of John Gage, Jr, by accidentally hanging himself by swinging by a rope used for suspending a wagon body.

 

Signed:

 

Joseph H. Dogan                    J. Rogers                                        Z. P. Herndon

Joshua Whitmore                    F. H. Leonard                              Wm. C. Pearson

John Murphy                               R. H. Spencer                              Jno. Gage, Jr.

J. Carey                                        Charles Gowing                    Bird M. Pearson

 

Charles Gowing was enumerated in the 1830 census of Union District, South Carolina, page 169:

 

The household was enumerated as:

 

          "Gowing, Charles                              white male          30-40

                                                                      white female          20-30

                                                                      white male          20-30

                                                                      white male          15-20

                                                                      white female            0-5

                                                                      white male            0-5"

 

Charles Gowing appeared on a Coroner's Jury panel August 16, 1832, according to the "South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research," Vol. 18:

 

"Union District:

 

An Inquest indented taken at the house of Nathan Hawkins on 16 August 1832 upon view of the body of Nathan Hawkins, late of said District, then and there lying dead, upon the oaths of John Vessels, Henry Hardy, Abner Mardis, John Mardis, Wm. W. Glenn, Jason Comer, John Sarter, John Cherry, Shad-reck Vessels, Henry Richards, James Tucker and Charles Go-wan, good and lawful men of this District, who being charged and sworn do say that the sd. Nathan Hawkins on 14, August 1832 on the land Mr. Wm. Glenn in district aforesaid was found dead, that he had no marks of violence upon him and died by the visitation of God in a natural way.

 

Signed:

 

John Vessels,                    Henry Hardy                              Abner Mardis

John Mardis                    William W. Glenn          Jason Comer

John Sartor                    John [X] Cherry                    Shaderick [X] Vessels

Henry Richards          James A. Tucker                    Charles Gowing

Sam'l Davis, Coroner of Union District."

 

Charles Gowing did not reappear in the 1840 census of South Carolina.

 

WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA

 

General Washington Goings was born June 20, 1860 in Wil-liamsburg County of parents unknown, according to a grand-daughter, Virginia Hewitt Borum of Fernandina Beach, Flor-ida.  He was married about 1888 to Eugenia Elizabeth “Jen-nie”Garrett, first child of D. H. Garrett and Harriett J. Garrett of Clarendon County, South Carolina.  She was born there June 2, 1868.  They continued there in 1888.  In the early 1900s they lived in Bonneau, South Carolina.

 

Eugenia Elizabeth Garrett Goings died March 18, 1928 at Kingstree, South Carolina in Williamsburg County.  General Washington Goings died May 9, 1937 at St. Stephens, South Carolina in Berkeley County.

 

Children born to General Washington Goings and Eugenia Elizabeth “Jennie” Garrett Goings include:

 

          Grover Cleveland Goings                                        born about 1890

          Vermell Goings                                                        born about 1891

          Viola Goings                                                            born about 1893

          Daisy Goings                                                            born about 1895

          Kathleen Goings                                                      born February 9, 1897

          Rachel Mildred Goings                                           born October 14, 1898

          Mary Goings                                                            born about 1900

          Phillip Goings                                                          born September 17, 1904

 

Grover Cleveland Goings, son of General Washington Goings and Eugenia Elizabeth Goings, was born about 1890.  Of this individual nothing more is known.

 

Vermell Goings, daughter of General Washington Goings and Eugenia Elizabeth Goings, was born about 1891.  She was married about 1910 to Jim Watford.  In the 1940s they lived in Berkeley County.

 

Viola Goings, daughter of General Washington Goings and Eugenia Elizabeth Goings, was born about 1893.  She was married about 1912, husband's name Bozeman.  In the 1940s they lived in Charleston.

 

Daisy Goings, daughter of General Washington Goings and Eugenia Elizabeth Goings, was born about 1895.  She lived in Bremerton, Washington in the 1950s.

 

Kathleen Goings, daughter of General Washington Goings and Eugenia Elizabeth Goings, was born February 9, 1897.  She was married about 1918, husband's name Wright.  They later lived in Greeleyville, South Carolina in Williamsburg County.

 

Rachel Mildred Goings, daughter of General Washington Go­ings and Eugenia Elizabeth Goings, was born October 14, 1898 in Clarendon County.  She was married January 15, 1919 in Charleston to James Monroe Hewitt.  He was born Novem-ber 19, 1891 to Watson Senior Hewitt and Saralyn Hewitt in Berkeley County.  He died July 25, 1945 in Portsmouth, Vir­ginia.  Rachel Mildred Goings Hewitt died there January 23, 1970.

 

Children born to them include:

 

          Virginia Frances Hewitt                    born January 1, 1929

 

Virginia Frances Hewitt, daughter of James Monroe Hewitt and Rachel Mildred Goings Hewitt, was born January 1. 1929 in Portsmouth.  She was married August 18, 1948 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina to Howard Wilson Borum.  In 1996 they were residents of Fernandina, Florida where she, a Foundation member, was active in the research of her Goings family.

 

Mary Goings, daughter of General Washington Goings and Eugenia Elizabeth Goings, was born about 1900. 

 

Phillip Goins, son of General Washington Goings and Eugenia Elizabeth Goings, was born September 17, 1904 and lived in Berkeley County.  He died there in February 1968.

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Nora[?] Goins, daughter of Webb Goins and Eva Goins, was born and died October 18, 1915, according to South Carolina death records.

 

YORK COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA

 

Drury Goings was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of York County, page 359:

 

          "Goings,                    Drury                white male          20-30

                                                                      white female          20-30

                                                                      white male            0-5

                                                                      white female            0-5

                                                                      white male            0-5"

                                                           female slave  10-24

                                                                      male slave            0-10"

 

Ann Eliza Goings, "daughter of Drury Goings" was married January 20, 1848 to Jason Samuel Fish of Fairfield County, South Carolina in Lincoln County, Arkansas.  She was born March 19, 1829, according to "History of Lincoln County, Arkansas."

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SOUTH DAKOTA

 

Richard Gowen was president of South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in 2001, according to the “Des Moines Argus.”

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FALL RIVER COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA

 

Alva Winfield MaGowan, male, was born April 3, 1899 in Fall River County according to South Dakota birth records.

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Hazel Myrtle MaGowan was born February 6, 1892 in Fall River County according to South Dakota birth records.

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Lottie Marie MaGowan was born April 3, 1895 in Fall River County according to South Dakota birth records.

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Thomas Ross MaGowan was born January 31, 1899 in Fall River County according to South Dakota birth records.

 

LAKE COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA

 

Adin Fremont McGowan was born June 21, 1887 in Lake County according to South Dakota birth records.

 

MCCOOK COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA

 

Hester Goins, a former school teacher and a nonagenarian, lived in Spencer, North Dakota, possibly in a nursing home, in the early 1990s, according to Jim Norman, a great nephew.  Her husband, John Goins, died about 1926.

 

MINNEHAHA COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA

 

Charlotte Mary McGowan was born January 10, 1892 in Minnehaha County according to South Dakota birth records.

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Emelia Catherina McGowan was born September 17, 1890 in Minnehaha County according to South Dakota birth records.

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Mortan Charles McGowan was born September 18, 1899 in Minnehaha County according to South Dakota birth records.

 

ROBERTS COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA

 

Bessie Della McGowan was born November 19, 1894 in Roberts County according to South Dakota birth records.

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Marguerit Estelle McGowan was born November 23, 1896 in Roberts County according to South Dakota birth records.

 

 

 

 

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