William McGowan Family History

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Name: Jerry Kaffka <jlkaff2@aol.com>
Date: 2014-08-15
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? John McGowan
Dates and locations of earliest Ancestor 1716 Scotland
What is the URL of your family web site? n/a
Comments:
My McGowan family settled in Craighead County Arkansas in the 1830's. My great-great grandfather was Henry McGowan, born in Franklin, TN in 1832; died, 1871.
 

Name: Sean MacGowan <smacgowan@eircom.net>
Date: 2014-02-12
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? William MacGowan
Dates and locations of earliest Ancestor circa early 1800's Ireland
Comments:
Wonderful site... keep comming back to it time after time. My wall is a Scottish builder or stone mason called William MacGowan and his wife Rebecca MacGowan 1810-1884. Your Rebecca Davies and her William McGowan peeked my interest considerably as my Rebecca died with the newpaper saying'American papers please copy... We still haven't found out why. Her son John William MacGowan 1845 to 1873 is my great great grandfather has over 11 MacGowan families going strong in Ireland and elsewhere now.
 

Name: Rollin McGowan <rmcgowan@cityofknoxville.org>
Date: 2014-01-05
Comments:
I have been trying to trace downy roots for a long time. Any help would be great
 

Name: Beverly mcguire <bsmcgu0@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-09-19
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? mary mcgowan
Dates and locations of earliest Ancestor new york
What is the URL of your family web site? don't have one
Comments:
I came across your site I have having a hard time trying to locate my husband family in New york orange co. Mary married Hugh A. Mcguire had Hugh Mcuire 1909 john 1908 The only reason I know mary married hugh is because they christen their son hugh. There are several census that is where my lead ends because we do not know their parents. I was tryig to find out if your site might mention this tree and thir parents.
 

Name: Sue Buzard <suebuzard@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-09-15
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? Della McGowen/grandmother
Dates and locations of earliest Ancestor 1899 Chicago, Ill.
Comments:
I have been searching for my grandmother Della McGowen, b. 1873 in Ireland, who arrived in the U.S. between 1882-1884. Records indicate she lived in Chicago ab. 1899.


 

Name: Jan McGowen-Pfeiler <pfeilerjan@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-02-20
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? John Mackgowen
Dates and locations of earliest Ancestor 1674 St. Mary's, MD
Comments:
I would like to hear from anyone who may know where John Mackgowen came from. Ireland or Scotland? And what happened to his ancestors? I can't find any info: Death cert., Marriage cert.,etc. from the Maryland records.
 

Name: Robert Wayne Summers <nikiskibob@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-10-30
Comments:
I have an extensive Tree back to ABOUT 1584. One of my Grandfathers was a Joseph Henry Smith Sr, Jr then the III(B. 18 DEC 1853, STONEWALL, SMITH COUNTY TENNASSEE, D.24 FEB 1903 ALMA, CRAWFORD COUNTY TENNASSEE, who HAD A DAUGHTER HATTIE DEE (B. 5 JAN 1881 TENNASSEE, D. 8 JAN 1971 that married a Harry Young Hickey, B 12 SEPT 1880 D. 1943 (son of William David Hickey AND Nancy Adoline MATHIS_ HATTIE DEE IS MY GRANDMOTHER: MY NAME IS AS ABOVE. I'M MISSING SOME INFORMATION on HICKEY AND JOSEPH HENRY SMITH.

ANY HELP... REGARDS, BOB

P.O. BOX 3215, KENAI ALASKA 99611

 

Name: Margaret Ott <maott@ligtel.com>
Date: 2012-10-01
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? Archibald McGowan
Dates and locations of earliest Ancestor born 1819, Pennsylvania
Comments:
Does anyone know who Archibald's parents were. He married Jane Amalia Brown (daughter of Silas Brown) 04 April 1837 in Knox County Ohio. Most of their children were born in Licking County Ohio. They came to Noble County Indiana ca 1850. Children's names: Sarah Cathrane (married John F. Knepper), Lucius, William, Silas, Amelda (married Francis Golden,moved to Oklahoma) and Mary. Lucius and William moved to Missouri after their discharge from four years of service in 1864.
 

Name: ML McGowen <mcgowenmarylou2@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-08-22
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? 1700's
Dates and locations of earliest Ancestor TN
Comments:
I married a McGowen and have McGowen children and grandchildren and have worked on the McGowen tree for sometime.
 

Name: Sarah Patterson Fair <sfair100@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-08-19
Comments:
Hi McGowens! I grew up hearing about you.
My connection is James McGowen & Martha Bozeman, their daughter, Mary, who married Louis Henry Kirk. They had John Roy Kirk who was my mother's father. What is the best way to communicate with you? This is exciting.

 

Name: Jane Hutcheson Romines <rominesjane@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-06-04
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? Lulu Jane McGowen Hutcheson
Comments:
So great to find this site.. I would like to know more about Mary Jane Fox McGowen. I have been told she was a Creek Indian. The dark complexion has popped up from time to time. Anyone out there have any info, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Jane
 

Name: Monty McGowen <drmcgowen2000@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-06-04
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? Arch McGowen
Dates and locations of earliest Ancestor 1910 - Oklahoma Texas
Comments:
Interested in his father whose name was James I believe and James's father who was known as "Smokey"
 

Name: Kim Bumgardner Johnson <kjohncandles@msn.com>
Date: 2012-03-25
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? Wiley McGowan
Dates and locations of earliest Ancestor Arkansas
Comments:
I am just starting to research my family. Thank you for all of this information. It is great! Wiley McGowan would be my Great Great Grandfather

 

Name: Misty <Mistypendergrass@att.net>
Date: 2012-01-26
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? Becky Jane McGowen
Dates and locations of earliest Ancestor texas
Comments:
Becky Jane McGowen was my Great Great Grandma i dont remember my great great grandpas name but the owned the McGowen Ranch in Dallas Tx. it is no call southfork or southfock ranch.
 

Name: dennis brinn <brinn.dennis@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-01-15
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? Edward McGowan
Dates and locations of earliest Ancestor Bath, North Carolina
Comments:
I am the Son of Beulah McGowan who is the daughter of Edward and Martha McGowan,

Thank you for the information. I will share it with my daughter, Jennifer.

 

Name: Glenda McGowen Chandler <gemc420@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-10-23
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? John McGown
Dates and locations of earliest Ancestor 1800's Tn., Ky, Indiana
Comments:
I am looking for any info regarding John McGown maybe born in Tn. Not for sure of his birth date but his children were born 1830's. He married in Ky & he & his wife moved to Indiana. He married Melinda Thomas.
 

Name: Diane <natekaesmom@msn.com>
Date: 2011-10-04
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? William Alfred McGowan
Dates and locations of earliest Ancestor born in KY
Comments:
My great, great Uncle William (Willy)had the family Crest and Coat of Arms, but he died over 40 years ago and no one in the family knows where it is. He died in MO.
 

Name: Michael McGowan <specialsarg@aol.com>
Date: 2011-10-02
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? Joseph Jack McGowan
Dates and locations of earliest Ancestor Kentucky
Comments:
My grandfather was from the Dawson Springs, Princeton, KY area. He married my grandmother, Clara Frances Boaz (Trigg County, KY)
 

Name: Paul Temple <aeolairsolier99@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-08-24
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? Unknown
Dates and locations of earliest Ancestor unknown
What is the URL of your family web site? do not have one
Comments:
My late mentor from Grampian Scotland informed me that two of my Ancestral families, Cooper and McGlone were either MacGowans who had changed their names or Septs of Clann MacGowan. Incidently McGlone also comes from County Cavan in Ireland.
 

Name: Rex McGowan <rexmcgowan@bigpond.com>
Date: 2011-04-09
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? Thomas McGowan
Dates and locations of earliest Ancestor b Co Down, emigrated Australia 1858
Comments:
Would appreciate connecting with any descendants.
 

Name: Tammy Wade <tammy@stepky.com>
Date: 2011-03-10
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? Amos McGowan
Dates and locations of earliest Ancestor Amos McGowan Princeton, KY
Comments:
I am the great-grandchild of Octa McGowan Peek. I noticed that John Urey Peek's DOB is listed as 1887. That is incorrect. His DOB is 1882. I can take photos of his and Octa's tombstone and provide them to whomever updates this site. Though I never knew Octa (she died the year before I was born), I remember John Urey very well. My grandmother, their child, Verna, lived across the street from him. They still have 3 living children - Vida (in a nursing home in Princeton), Mark (living independently with his wife), and Pat(in a nursing home in Hopkinsville). Many thanks to the keeper of this site - it is absolutely amazing to see photos of the people I've heard of but never really knew. By the way, I can also provide photos of Amos and Sarah Francis McGowan's tombstones also.
 

Name: Misty Swindell <spitfire0423@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-02-10
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? Richard Swindell
Dates and locations of earliest Ancestor Doracas l. Credle 1832-1905
What is the URL of your family web site? N/A
Comments:
I am a decendant of Richard Wade Swindell, Elmo Haven Swindell. I am the Great,Great Grand daughter of Richard Wade Swindell which was married to Alice Virginia Berry. If I can help you in any way please let me know. or if you could help me in any way please do. My search has stopped at Dorcas L. Credle and Marshall M Swindell.
 

Name: Erik Gentry Harp <egharp@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-12-10
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? Not sure
Dates and locations of earliest Ancestor Notsure
What is the URL of your family web site? Don't Have One
Comments:
Thank you for your website! You just helped me located and confirm some key info for my family history. My dear grandmother (Cecil Bertha Gentry) is the great grand daughter of James Bartlett Gentry, Jr. who you have extensive info on. I had received a few tid bits from my grandmother before she passed and she told me about her great grandfather, but the data you provided was very useful. I don't have a personal website, but I am working on my own personal family history. One question I have is where the data comes from on James Bartlett Gentry and his children? I would love to look deeper and keep following the line back. My grandmother's father was Charles L. Gentry (not sure what the L. stands for) and his father was Oliver Henderson Gentry.

Thanks again for the excellent website and info.

-Erik
egharp@yahoo.com

 

Name: Barbara H Bradshaw <BARBARAHBOYD@COMCAST.NET>
Date: 2010-12-05
Comments:
Grandmother was Cora Lee McGowan Klks Pitt Co. Beaufort
 

Name: Christopher McGowen <bnzmcg727@verizon.net>
Date: 2010-10-31
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? John J McGowen Sr.
Dates and locations of earliest Ancestor late 1800's Blackburn, Eng.
Comments:
We're in New Bedford MA. No rockstars here. Just working, drinking and raising our kids (not in any particular order). John Sr (my grandpa) fought with the Canadian Black Watch in WWI, but that's about all I've got. Dad (John Jr.) doesn't talk about him alot, and the family never kept in touch that much. Scottish love. Who expected any more? Cheers!
 

Name: Hugh Bivona <hugh3b@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2010-10-26
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? Hugh McGowan/Greatgrandfather/grandfather Hugh Francis "Sandy" McGowan born 1871 Jackson township, Crawford Cty, Ohio
Dates and locations of earliest Ancestor 1800-1881 Dublin, Ireland
What is the URL of your family web site? Do not have one that I know of.
Comments:
Hugh died 1896 in Ft. Wayne,Allen Cnty. Indiana.Buried in Ft. Wayne Catholic Cemetery, Allen Cnty., Indiana. Married about 1830 to Mary E. McCarron, born Dec. 10th 1810.Dublin, Ireland. Also Hugh Francis"Sandy" McGowan
 

Name: Hugh Bivona <hugh3b@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2010-10-26
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? Hugh McGowan
Dates and locations of earliest Ancestor 1800-1881 Dublin, Ireland
What is the URL of your family web site? Do not have one that I know of.
Comments:
Hugh died 1896 in Ft. Wayne,Allen Cnty. Indiana.Buried in Ft. Wayne Catholic Cemetery, Allen Cnty., Indiana. Married about 1830 to Mary E. McCarron, born Dec. 10th 1810.Dublin, Ireland.
 

Name: barbara june mcgowan <jrbccdk59@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-05-14
Comments:
my fathers name is william henery mcgowan i was born in portiville calif. in march 1959 i have never meet my father my mothers name is barbara jean mckizey could you help me find him?
 

Name: Elizabeth (Hutcheson)Lancaster <lizzylancaster@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-09-30
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? Moses McGowen
Comments:
Lulu Jane (McGowen) Hutcheson was my grandmother, her son Albert Earl Hutcheson was my father.
 

Name: Tamara Hyden < tamarahyden@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-02-21
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? John Mcgown
Dates and locations of earliest Ancestor 1700 East Texas SabinCounty
Comments:
Hello,McGown is my maiden name I have traced my ancestors back to scotland. The last known ancestor was John McGown he came America around 1700's. There wasnt much information on him just his name, his arrival, and his birth. I wish I could find out more I just don't know how. Any suggestions? Thank you Tamara McGown Hyden

 

Name: Jacob Wade <jkwade@gmail.com>
Date: 2008-02-29
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? John Mackgowen
Dates and locations of earliest Ancestor 1674, Batchellor of Bristol
Comments:
Greetings!

My name is Jacob Wade (age 17), and I, too, am of the McGowan line. I am thrilled to have found this web page, as I am very new to genealogical research. I currently live in Calloway County, Kentucky, and I am closely related to the McGowan descendants of Caldwell County (Amos McGowan was my great-great-grandfather). I believe that I have hound adequate research to prove that John Mackgowen was indeed the grandfather of William McGowan (and father of John Megoin), though it shall take a bit for me to get that organized. Regardless, I hope that I can be a useful member to this community of my very extended relatives!

As a side note, I have been teaching myself Scots Gaelic (Gaidhlig) off and on for about six months now. I'm still a novice, but I wanted to clarify that I do slightly understand Gailic!

McGowan gu brath!

 

Name: Karen Shaffstall (Godby) <gbsjr2@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-11-13
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? James and Lilly Agnes McGowan
Dates and locations of earliest Ancestor 1841-1927
Comments:
I just wanted to thank you so much for this web site. This must have taken a lifetime to gather and put all this info up here and I've seen it is not limited to the McGowans either. I just recently began searching this line, it's my grandmother on my father's side. Harry Godby and Essie (granny) is Elfra Jane McGowan's daughter and she's Jame's daughter. Unfortunately the Godby line is all but lost but I will never give up, I've already found much more than I expected. Anyway, just wanted to send a note saying hi and thanks. Also thanks for the pics of the Kansas McGowans, I'll try to dig up some more of Elfra and Essie.
Karen

 

Name: Michael McGowan < specialsarg@aol.com>
Date: 2006-10-01
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? Jack Joseph McGowan
Dates and locations of earliest Ancestor Princeton, Ky 1930
Comments:
My dads family is originally from Dawson Springs, KY.
 

Name: Janie Hammonds Towery <kimtowery@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2006-04-03
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? Octa McGowan Peek
Comments:
I really enjoyed the picture and the sight of mammaw and papaw. I am one of Verna's 5 children. I did notice that you have Aunt Vida, who is very ill by the way, in the wrong birth linage she was born rite before my mom Verna. I've always thought it neat that Mammaw Peek had a boy and a girl, then 3 boys, then 3 girls, and then 3 boys. Now there are only 3. I will visit again, Thanks
 

Name: Dan Culp <cowboydan76@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-03-28
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? William
Dates and locations of earliest Ancestor MD 1674
What is the URL of your family web site? http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/u/l/Dan-Culp/
Comments:
Hey cousins,
I'm the 3x great grandson of Celia Caroline McGowan Hames. This site has been such an amazing breakthrough for me. I especially liked the info about her brother Amos and her great-grandfather, Burgess Clark. Here's my line of descent:
Bryant and Rebecca McGowan had
Celia Caroline McGowan who married Richard Hames and had

Will Hames/Haynes in 1874, who married Daisy Artie Hughes

who had Gertrude Haynes in 1907 who married Theodore Culp
and had

Jack Culp in 1926 who married Gloria Gottschamer who had

Kevin Culp in 1955 who married Dorothy Eftink and had

Me, Daniel Culp, in 1983.

 

Name: Diane McGowen Jackewicz <diane@dianejackewicz.com>
Date: 2006-02-20
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? Moses Dudley McGowen
Dates and locations of earliest Ancestor Kansas, Alabama
Comments:
Hi There! I'm the grandaughter of Moses Dudley McGowen and Effie Elizabeth Hicks. My father is their son, Charles Hicks McGowen. My dad has some pictures I'll check with him about. <br> <br>I was fascinated with your website and I'd love to help anyway I can. <br> <br>Diane Judith McGowen (maiden name)
 

Name: Linda McGrail <lmcgrail1@msn.com>
Date: 2005-02-06
Comments:
Great site! I am granddaughter of Edward Stanley McGowan. My adult child and neice have become very interested in the family geneology, so we are just getting started. Thank you for the hard work...and the sharing!


 

Name: Patricia Cavanaugh Macdonald <pat@design-sol.com>
Date: 2004-02-20
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? Bryant McGowan
Dates and locations of earliest Ancestor Caldwell, Co, KY
Comments:
I actually stumbled onto the McGowan link while searching the Caldwell Co. records for Cavanaugh ancestors. I knew that Bryant McGowan was an ancestor on my mother's side. We were told he was part Native American. Up to this point, we did not know that our ancestor had come from NC.
I would be very interested to learn more about the McGowan line.

 

Name: Shelia Cavanaugh Kime <shelia.kime@pengwyn.com>
Date: 2004-02-20
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? Bryant McGowan
Comments:
I believe I am the great, great, great, great granddaughter of Brynat McGowan. My mother is Rachel Gallaher Cavanaugh daughter of Lera Thomas Gallaher, daughter of Pearl Hensley Thomas, daughter of Sarah Elizabeth McGowan Hensley, daughter of Bryant McGowan and Rebecca Clark. I have been told Bryant was part Irish and Part Indian. Is there any truth to that?
 

Name: Suzanne McGowan Seabrook <smseabrook@earthlink.net>
Date: 2004-01-06
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? William McGowan Sr
Comments:
I started doing research on my family while working on a Heritage Scrapbook. I was real excited to find some pictures of Henry Lawrence McGowan. I know so little about my relatives from the NC area. Loved the background on the family. Would love to hear from family members.
 

Name: Robert McCormick <sandpil;e@capecod.net>
Date: 2003-12-19
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? Keziahb McGowen
Dates and locations of earliest Ancestor 1826-1903 White County, Tennessee
Comments:
The Picture of Gracy Clark and James T. Sanders are excellent/ BoB Mccormick
 

Name: C.W. McGowen <mcgowen@csd.com>
Date: 2003-09-17
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? WILLIAM McGOWAN, SR.
Comments:
Hi,

I also have family history records which go back to William McGowan in North Carolina. I suspect I actually have some of your early records which you sent to my sister Kay Diaz in Mississippi.

We are part of the Western Cousins who moved through Tennessee to Missouri and Arkansas and then to Mississippiand now for me, California.

I was delighted to find your web site. Thank you,

C.W. McGowen
14635 Badger Pass
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

 

Name: Elizabeth McGowan <emcgowan@ec.rr.com>
Date: 2003-09-03
Comments:
Uncle John...What an impressive website...!!
 

Name: Gayle Hardy Franks <ghfranks@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2003-07-25
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? Hosea
Comments:
John,

This is great! Can't to have two or three hours to look at the entire site!

 

Name: Jim <hummingbird124@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-07-23
Comments:
Will look over your page. I believe we have a connection.
Robin and Jim

 

Name: Pamela McGowan <pjtippy@tds.net>
Date: 2003-03-28
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? Dempsey Bryant McGowen
Dates and locations of earliest Ancestor 1815-1899 TN and Ky
Comments:
Look forward to learning more about the family line.
 

Name: John B. McGowan <jmack@carolina.net>
Date: 2003-03-27
Earliest known McGowan / McGowen ancestor? William McGowan, Sr.
Dates and locations of earliest Ancestor (c.1708-1782) to Tyrrell Co., NC in 1740's
What is the URL of your family web site? http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~jmack/mcgowan/mcgowan.htm
Comments:
Welcome all McGowan / McGowen descendants and researchers. Please join with us in researching our McGowan family and compiling data for the use of all branches. I know many of our family researchers and am always eager to meet others. I look forward to working with everyone on our family history. Please contact me and let me know about yourself and any other family researchers you are aware of. Thanks! John McGowan