Looking for descendants: of Wm. McGowen (NC; wife unknown): George (d 1794, never married?)& Wm Jr. (b 1740 VA d 1792, Duplin Cty NC).
Wm McGowen(an) m Mary Dickson: John, WILLIAM III, Edward, Robert, Michael (died age 14); Joseph, David, George, Alexander & James.
William III (b 1772-1860) m Mary Jane Pearsall = James, William, John, Edward, Kitie, Nancy, Susan Mary, JOSEPH ALEXANDER & Elizabeth.
Joseph Alexander McGowen m Charity Carroll in Duplin Cty 1839): Ann Jane, Mary Katherine and WILLIAM JOSEPH MCGOWEN (Billy)
William Joseph (WJ) McGowen (b 1842, MS d Baird Tx) m Pernice Idella Moore = William Alexander (1932) = 9 kids Annie Moore McGowen m Wm Julius Norton = WE Edgar? Norton, Eunice Mary Gladys Norton, Cora Maude Norton m Oneal, Charles Joseph (died 1948) and Lois Idella married J Hard. Cora Idella m John Preston Work = Cora Idella Cookie, Mamie, Elizabeth, Pencie, John Preston.... Charlie McGowen (not listed in 1880 Census) Dora Maud McGowen (1874) m William David Boydston = Coryse, Marguerite, Dorothy from BAird, TX Marguerite married Sam L Stokes...they're my great great gr parents. Desperately looking for McGowen information.. Thanks