Texas Family Group Sheet for the James Caswell McGowen Family


Husband: James Caswell McGOWEN
Birthdate: 6 Oct 1830
Birthplace: Tennessee
Death date: 11 Nov. 1918
Place of death: Clay Co., TX
Burial: Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Clay Co., TX
Father: unknown
Mother: unknown

Marriage date: abt. 1870
Marriage place:

Wife: Esther Caroline BAKKER
Birthdate: 19 July 1850
Birthplace: Illinois
Death date: 4 Feb. 1929
Place of death: Cottle Co., TX
Burial: Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Clay Co., TX
Father: unknown
Mother: unknown

CHILDREN

Child No. 1: Rosa Lee McGowen
Sex: F
Birthdate: 1 Jan 1874
Birthplace: Texas
Death date: 25 Feb. 1961
Place of death: Texas
Burial: Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Clay Co., TX
Marriage date: abt. 1889
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: George L. Bobbitt

Child No. 2: Eliza Frances McGowenm
Sex: F
Birthdate: 23 June 1878
Birthplace: Denton, Texas
Death date: 21 June 1936
Place of death: Postoak, Jack Co., TX
Burial: Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Clay Co., TX
Marriage date: 3 June 1894
Marriage place: Clay Co., TX
Spouse's name: Millington (Milt) Allen Holley

Child No. 3: Margaret "Maggie" Lou McGowen
Sex: F
Birthdate: 14 June 1882
Birthplace: Clay Co., TX
Death date: 17 Sept. 1964
Place of death: Jacksboro, TX
Burial: Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Clay Co., TX
Marriage date: 16 Oct. 1898
Marriage place: Jack or Clay Co., TX ?
Spouse's name: Joseph Andrew Moore

Child No. 4: James Caswell McGowen
Sex: M
Birthdate: 13 Nov. 1884
Birthplace: Decatur, TX
Death date: 2 June 1954
Place of death: Duncan, Stephens Co., OK
Burial: Duncan Cemetery
Marriage date: 19 Jan. 1917 (Susan)
Marriage place: Duncan, Stephens Co., OK
Spouse's name: (1) Emma Vernell Pruitt (2) Susan Abigail Jones

Child No. 5: George Franklin McGowen
Sex: M
Birthdate: 31 March 1887
Birthplace: Texas
Death date: 30 April 1946
Place of death: Texas
Marriage date: 22 Feb. 1910
Burial: Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Clay Co., TX
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: Nettie Belle Sparks

Child No. 6: Anna E. McGowen
Sex: F
Birthdate: 18 August 1889
Birthplace: Texas
Death date: 3 Oct. 1911
Place of death: Texas
Burial: Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Clay Co., TX
Marriage date: abt. 1905
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: Will A. Draper

Child No. 7: John Abner McGowen
Sex: M
Birthdate: 12 August 1891
Birthplace: Near Denton, Texas
Death date:
Place of death:
Burial:
Marriage date: Between 1910-1915
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: unknown

Child No. 8: Samuel Archie McGowen
Sex: M
Birthdate: 19 Dec. 1895
Birthplace: Postoak, Clay Co., TX
Death date: 19 Nov. 1979
Place of death: Plaianview, Hale Co., TX
Burial:
Marriage date: abt. 1919
Marriage place:
Spouse's name: Mattie Bertie Fuller
 
 
Documentation:
* From a copy of a letter dated 14 Feb. 1995 to Liz Howard from Rose Mary Bishop McGowen, (wife of Milton Lee McGowen), she states. "We understand that Grandpa James was married twice. His second marriage was to Esther Caroline Bakker. Do you know anything about his first wife, if they had children?" (Rose Mary send a copy of of this letter to me, Marian.) Also in this same letter Rose states that Benjamin's middle name was "Caswell" and that is how he spelled it, but they were told that it was spelled Casselle, Cozzell, Cassell, etc.. Benjamin's father and grandfather has the same name. Was one a Sr. and one a Jr.?
* I have found a marriage record for a JAMES McGOWEN nad MARY CARTWRIGHT, married in Sumner Co., TN on 23 May 1827 by William McCall. Could this be the first wife of J. C. McGowen.????
* Have pictures of gravesite.
* DuVal has marriage of James C. McGowen as 13 February 1874 in Freestone Co., TX. I have not located that marriage record. According to the 1900 census, they would have been married abt. 1870. ????
* 1900 Clay Co., TX census, Just. Prec. 6, ED17, 21 June 1900, p. 15A 252/252
McGowen, James, head, Oct, 1830, 69, m. 30 yrs., TN TN TN
McGowen, Ester C., wife, July 1853, 46, 10 children-8 living, IL OH IL
McGowen, James C., son, Nov. 1884, 15, S, TX TN IL
McGowen, George F., son, March 1887, 13, S, TX TN IL
McGowen, Annie E., dght., Aug. 1889, 10, S, TX TN IL
McGowen, John A., son, Aug. 1891, 8, S, TX TN IL
McGowen, Archie S., son, Dec. 1895, 4, S, TX TN IL
(Esther's tombstone shows her birth as 1850.)
* 1910 Clay Co., TX census, Just. Prec. 6, ED36, 30 April 1910, p. 8. (listed as J.C. McGowen)
McGowen, JC - age 78 - m 39 yrs. - TN-TN-TN
McGowen, Caroline - age 55 - m 39 yrs. - ILL - Ohio - ILL
McGowen, John - age 18 - S - TX - TN - ILL
McGowen, Archie - age 14 - S - TX - TN - ILL
Families next door include son George, son J.C., Daughter Anna (m. Draper), and George Bobbitt and wife. Can't make out wifes name but it should be JC's daughter Rosa Lee.
* Am told he was a Civil War veteran. Have not found record as of this date. June 14, 2006. Marian Bryson McGowen.
 

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