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Gowans John

Male 1832 - 1882  (50 years)


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  • Name Gowans John 
    Born 10 Apr 1832  ,East Linton, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Name John Gowans
      Gender Male
      Baptism/Christening Date 10 May 1832
      Baptism/Christening Place , PRESTONKIRK, EAST LOTHIAN, SCOTLAND
      Birth Date 10 Apr 1832
      Birthplace
      Death Date
      Name Note
      Race
      Father's Name James Gowans
      Father's Birthplace
      Father's Age
      Mother's Name Joan Nielson
      Mother's Birthplace
      Mother's Age
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number C11717-4
      System Origin Scotland-VR
      Source Film Number 1067855
      Reference Number 2:15SPBW2
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 10 May 1832  ,Prestonkirk, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1841  ,East Linton, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1851  1 Broughton Place, East Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: John Gowans
      Age: 18
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1833
      Relationship: Head
      Gender: Male
      Where born: Prestonkirk, East Lothian
      Parish Number: 685/1
      Civil Parish: Edinburgh St Mary
      County: Midlothian
      Address: 1 1/2 East Broughton Place
      Occupation: Walchmakers' Appce
    Occupation 1851  1 Broughton Place, East Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Apprentice Watchmaker in 1851 
    Census 1860  ,Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Name: John Gowans
      Age in 1860: 28
      Birth Year: abt 1832
      Birthplace: Scotland
      Home in 1860: Brooklyn Ward 13 District 2, Kings, New York
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Williamsburgh
      Occupation Jeweler
    Occupation 1862  [5
    Watchmaker 
    Residence 1862  94 Wayne Street, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 1863  94 Wayne Street, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Watchmaker 
    Residence 1863  94 Wayne Street, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation 1864  [6
    Watches 
    Residence 1867  94 Wayne Street, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 1868  179 Water Street, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Chronometers 
    Residence 1868  94 Wayne Street, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Census 1880  261 West 20th Street, New York, New York, U.S.A Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    • Name: John Gowans
      Residence: New York, New York, New York
      Birthdate: 1831
      Birthplace: Scotland
      Relationship to Head: Self
      Spouse's Name: Anna R. Gowans
      Spouse's Birthplace: Netherlands
      Father's Name: Henry Bouton
      Father's Birthplace: Scotland
      Mother's Name: Maria Bouton
      Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
      Race or Color (Expanded): White
      Ethnicity (Standardized): American
      Gender: Male
      Martial Status: Married
      Age (Expanded): 49 years
      Occupation: Dlr. In Jewelry
      NARA Film Number: T9-0883
      Page: 547
      Page Character: D
      Entry Number: 2252
      Film number: 1254883
      HouseholdGenderAge
      John Gowans M 49
      Spouse Anna R. Gowans F 40
      Child James Gowans M 18
      Child Maria Gowans F 12
      Parent Henry Bouton M 76
      Parent Maria Bouton F 78
    Occupation 1880  [11
    Dealer in Jewelry 
    Occupation 1880  373 Sixth Avenue, New York, New, York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Jeweller 
    Died 6 Aug 1882  261 West 20th Street, New York, New York, U.S.A Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 9 Aug 1882  Freehold Cemetery, Freehold, New Jersey, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Burial 16 Nov 1882  Green-Wood Cemetery Brooklyn, New York, New York, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Buried with wife and son
    Occupation Watchmaker 
    Residence 1 Broughton Place, East Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Notes 
    • John Gowans was born in Scotland in 1832. He was a watchmaker in Jersey City,New Jersey from through 1871 [15]
    • Awards:
      For the best chromometers. Gold Medal
      For a gold hunting lever watch. Silver medal. [16]
    • Award of Premiums at the American Institute Fair: John Gowans. 179 Water Street. The best chronometer

      CHRONOMETERS AND WATCHES.

      JOHN GOWANS, No. 179 Water-street, for the best Chronometers -- Gold Medal.

      JOHN GOWANS, No. 179 Water-street, for a Gold Hunting Lever Watch -- Silver Medal. [17, 18]
    Person ID I609  Geniaus Family Tree
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2014 

    Father Gowans James,   b. 21 Oct 1806, ,North Berwick, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1886, Hayford Villa, St. Ninians, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Neilson Joan,   b. 21 Aug 1808, ,Dunbar, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1861, High Street, Galashiels,, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 18 Jun 1830  Greyfriers Church Established, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F50  Group Sheet

    Family Bouton Anna Regina,   b. 18 Jan 1840, ,,,Holland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1902, 261 West 20th Street, New York, New York, U.S.A Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 1860  ,,,U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 19
    Children 
     1. Gowans James,   b. 1 Oct 1861, ,,New York, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1886, 261 West 20th Street, New York, New York, U.S.A Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     2. Gowans Maria,   b. 1867, ,,New York, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F451  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S11] Familysearch, Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 for John Gowans.

    2. [S2825] Headstone, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.
      Have photo of headstone

    3. [S2805] Scots Ancestry Reserch Society, Letter to Gerard Brierley 22 May 1997.

    4. [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, New York > Kings > Brooklyn Ward 13 District 2 >.

    5. [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, Jersey City Directory 1862, Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011..

    6. [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, Jersey City Directory 1863, Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011..

    7. [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, Jersey City Directory 1867. Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011..

    8. [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, New York City Directory 1868, Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011..

    9. [S91] 1880 US Census, New York > New York > New York City > District 338 > 20 Ancestry.com.

    10. [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, New York City Directory 1880, Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011..

    11. [S91] 1880 US Census.

    12. [S2824] Inquest Report.

    13. [S13] WWW, http://www.green-wood.com/burial_results/index.php.
      OWANS JOHN 1882-11-16 24055 192

    14. [S2823] Clock and watchmakers of Edinburgh and the Lothians.

    15. [S13] WWW, http://books.google.com/books?q=john+gowans+watchmaker&btnG=Search+Books&lr=&as_brr=0
      The makers of surveying instruments in America since 1700, Volume 1? - Page 186
      Charles E. Smart - Architecture - 1967 - 282 pages
      John Gowans was born in Scotland in 1832. He was a watchmaker in Jersey City,
      New Jersey from through 1871; also of the firm of Blunt & Co. from through ....

    16. [S75] Google Books, Annual report of the American Institute of the City of New York
      By American Institute of the City of New York 1865,1866
      1st-32d 1841-1871/72 issued also as Legislative documents.
      Full view - 1866 -
      Page 38.

    17. [S75] Google Books, Scientific American, Volume 13
      Page 227.

    18. [S129] New York Times, Published: October 23, 1865.

    19. [S94] 1900 US Census.