Marian, we are working on our family history also and came across your message.I am a descandant of the McGowen family from Buffalo Springs. This is what I have from the Pleasant Valley Cementary: McGowen, Esther C. (Mother) July 19,1850-Feb. 4, 1929
McGowen, George F. March 31, 1887-April 30, 1946
McGowen, George Lee June 3,1919-March 29,1982 World War II Veteran
McGowen, James C. (Father) Nov. 6, 1830-Nov. 11, 1918 Civil War Veteran
McGowen, Nettie B. Aug. 29, 1892-Jan. 30, 1966
McGowen, Vernell (wife of J. C.) May 16, 1891- June 3, 1910
George Franklin was my granddad.He married Nettie Belle Sparks Feb. 22, 1910.They hadLillie Belle, Mattie Ilene, George Lee and Elsie Ione.
Hope this is some help to you.I would enjoy hearing from you and your progress. Phyllis Whitsitt