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Amos Gowen, son of Alexander Gowen, was born about 1744,
in Lunenburg County, Virginia or Orange County, North
Carolina."Amos Goyne was born in North Carolina [possibly
Orange County] of parents unknown," according to a
descendant, Lucile H. Sanders of Buffalo, Texas in a letter
written August 1, 1989.
In 1773, he joined other members of his family in signing a
petition for the partitioning of Orange County, according to
"Colonial Records of North Carolina, 1771-1775" Volume 9.
His signature was written "Emus Gowen," suggesting that it
was written for him.
He was married to Mary Anne Baxter in North Carolina in 1779
and removed soon afterward to Fairfield, South Carolina where
a son, Amos Gowen, Jr. was born the following year.His
brother, Jeremiah Gowen was born there in 1782.
Amos Goyne enlisted in the militia and was killed in the
Revolutionary War.Phillip Alan Gowan of Brentwood,
Tennessee wrote December 14, 1995, "According to family
tradition, Amos Sr. was killed in the field by Tories in 1785."
Among his estate papers was a note dated November 15, 1779
cosigned by "Amos Goyne" and "John Goyne," identified as
his older brother.Another note date February 24, 1780 showed
that the signature of Amos Gowen was an "A."
In the same year of his death, his widow was remarried in
Fairfield County to Dr. John Byrns.About 1788, they relocated
to Charleston where several Byrns children were born.On
November 28, 1786 "John Byrns and Mary Byrns, his wife"
applied for the administration of the estate of "Amos Goyen,"
according to "Camden District, South Carolina Wills and
Their citation was published December 3, 1786 by Ralph Jones.
A warrant of appraisement was issued December 19, 1786 "to
Andrew Walker, Robert Adams, John Waugh, Henry Rugeley
and John Byrns."A bond was posted December 20, 1786 by
"John Byrnes, Mary Byrnes, John Turner and James Johnston,
all of Fairfield County."John Turner wrote a letter to the court
volunteering to be security.
The appraisal was returned to the court January 22, 1787 by
Robert Adams, John Waugh and Andrew Walker.John
Turner, justice of the peace, presided.
In 1789, John Byrnes and Mary Ann Baxter Goin Byrnes ap-
peared in Charleston in connection with the administration of
the estate of "Amos Goin."
On June 18. 1792, "John Burns, administrator of Amos Goyen,
decd" was sued by John Turner and James Johnston, according
to "Fairfield County, South Carolina Minutes of the County
Court, 1785-1799" by Brent H. Holcomb.The case was
dismissed by the court on the payment of court costs by the
defendant."John Burns" was ordered by the court July 22,
1794 to renew his bond and security for the administration of
the estate of "Amos Gowen."
Dr. John Byrns died in Charleston in a yellow fever epidemic in
1801.About 1805, Mary Anne Baxter Goyne Byrns and her
children moved to Cairo, Sumner County, Tennessee, perhaps
to join other family members there.John Byrn, James Byrn
and Lithey Byrn appeared in Sumner County records in 1808,
1809 and 1810.
Children born to Amos Goyne and Mary Ann Baxter Goyne
Amos Goyne, Jr.born in 1780
Jeremiah Goyneborn in 1782