Posted By:Jacquelin Stinnett Troilo
Subject:Re: TYREE--GOIN--JONES--Amherst Co Va Native American?
Post Date:January 31, 2004 at 11:09:24
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Forum:Amherst County, VA Genealogy Forum
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Hi Sharon,

I have them in my file.I don't have anything on John Tyler.I see where you were talking to someone else about the Tyler line.

I can help some with the Gowen's.I haven't worked on it for a long time.I couldn't get past Samuel Gowen b abt 1780.He may have come to the US from Ireland with two brothers.I have no proof of that.I have never been able to connect this Gowen line with any of the other Gowen lines.

I guess you know that Kate was called Kittie(y).She was the daughter of Charles E Gowen.He was married maybe three times.The last wife was Signora Spencer 1886.It appears she lived with him for a while before marrying him.I have to go back and see what I have.There is a Charles E Gowen who married a Margaret Falconer.I don't know if he is the same Charles as your's or not.On one of the records it says that M M was one of the wives.There is a marriage record for Charles Gowen and Matilda Middlebrook.Don't know if it is the same Charles.

This is a very hard family to document.Samuel Gowen was supposed to have married twice.No marriage record for him at all.In one census he is listed with an Elizabeth.I don't know if she was a wife or a daughter.He had children by both wives.

Maybe you have some info I am missing.Do you have any photos of your Gowen's? I am always looking for new ones.

Look forward to hearing from you.