Jacob Gowens

1762–about 1839 (Age 77)
Halifax, Virginia, United States

The Life of Jacob

Jacob Gowens was born in 1762, in Halifax, Virginia, United States as the son of David Goins. He died about 1839, at the age of 77.

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David Goins
1730–1837
Gowens
1758–
William Gowens
1760–
Jacob Gowen Going
1760–
Jacob Gowens
1762–1839

Parents and Siblings

    David Goins

    Male1730–1837Male

siblings

(4)

World Events (3)

1776

Age 14

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 14

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 18

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Gowans .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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