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Re: Albert Gowen family from Rey. co., Mo.
In Response To: Re: Albert Gowen family from Rey. co., Mo. ()
Hi: This is just a suggestion.
1. There were about 16 Goe, Goin,Goines, Going, Gowines,Goings, Goins,Gowins and a Frederick Gowen who are listed in the
2. There was a Fredrick Goen, of Brunswick County, Virgina who served
in the Minority Revolutionary War Service Virginia 1775-1783
and Raverly Going/Gowing, Charles City, Virginia.
Sherard/ Sherwood Going , from Albemarle County, Virginia
and Joshua Gowin from Louisa County, Virginia. They are all
certified as having served in the Revolutionary War.
You may want to look at the various spellings and determine origin and counties, since I suspect that many spellings were misspelled or changed by census takers or the persons themselves over the years. It has been noted by others that some families deliberately changed the spelling to distance themselves from some relatives, they no longer wanted to recognize for various reasons. Many Virginians were relocated or reclocated themselves to Tennessee, Missouri, Iowa and further west for land and opportunities.