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Re: John Geaween/Grawere??
In Response To: Re: John Geaween/Grawere?? ()

Only thing new to me that I found was my Stephen Gowen in Pauls' records online..That agrees with what my 3rd g-grandmother said about her father's grandfather..

I'm still convinced that John's designated surname was NOT Graweere..I believe from what I can see on the image that the pronounced name sounded like Geaween, whether correct spelling was Geuween, Geeuween, Geaweene..

I still believe Mihil was John's son or at least some relation to him..As his name was was written as Gowen, it stands to reason that's how his father's name sounded to some people..

I have been DNA tested along with one of my male Goins/Gowens cousins of the same direct line of Goins/Gowens, and he does have an African paternal line, as his whole line were fathers and sons on down to him...

His and my African percentages do show South African DNA, and that breaks down to at least a couple of groups..SANS is one of them, which includes Angola, but also other groups in the area..

Only thing left to prove is that John did arrive on that Dutch ship..I don't know how to absolutely prove that though...


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