AfriGeneas Free Persons of Color Forum
Re: Albert Gowen family from Rey. co., Mo.
In Response To: Albert Gowen family from Rey. co., Mo. ()
How do you know if this family was free during that time period (pre-civil war)?
Can you give us some more details - this is a surname that is frequently mis-spelled in census records - I only see listings in 1860 for white Gowen's:
GOWEN, TIMOTHY (1860 U.S. Census)
GOWEN, ALEX (1860 U.S. Census)
In 1870 the closest hit I can find are:
GOE, WM MOREHEAD (1870 U.S. Census)
GOINGS, GEORGE (1870 U.S. Census)