John B. McGowan Collection, PC.5211

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John B. McGowan Collection, PC.5211

Abstract

John Burney McGowan (1941-2009) was an historian and researcher interested in Hyde County genealogy and history. He extensively documented his own family, the McGowan family, as well as many other eastern North Carolina families. The John B. McGowan Collection, 1990-2009, contains reproductions of census records, family trees, birth and death records, military records, images, and other genealogical data largely related to the McGowan family, as well as historical information about Hyde County.

Descriptive Summary

Title
John B. McGowan Collection
Call Number
PC.5211
Creator
McGowan, John Burney, 1941-2009
Date
1990-2009
Extent
7.00 cubic feet
Language
English
Repository
Outer Banks History Center

Restrictions on Access & Use

Access Restrictions

Available for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], PC.5211, John B. McGowan Collection, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, N.C., U.S.A.

Collection Overview

The John B. McGowan Collection, 1990-2009, contains reproductions of census records, family trees, birth and death records, military records, images, and other genealogical data largely related to the McGowan family, as well as historical information about Hyde County.

Biographical/Historical

John Burney McGowan was born in Hyde County in 1941. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in history and a passion for genealogy. During his lifetime he pursued his interest in collecting information on Hyde County and eastern North Carolina, their ancestral histories, and his McGowan family roots. He was active in the Hyde County Historical and Genealogical Society and served as webmaster for the group. McGowan died in 2009 and is buried in the family plot at Soule Cemetery in Swan Quarter, North Carolina.

Contents of the Collection

1. Series 1: Hyde County General Information

Business Directory - 1866 - 1908
Box 1
Deeds - 1782 - 1787
Box 1
General Genealogy
Box 1
Genealogical Correspondence
Box 1
History/Articles
Box 1
Juniper Bay Drainage Commission
Box 1
Marriage Licenses
Box 1
Newspaper Articles
Box 1
South Mattamuskeet Baptist Church
Box 1
Website
Box 1

2. Series 2: Genealogy (Other)

English/Scottish Immigrants
Box 1
Irish Correspondence
Box 1
Irish Genealogy
Box 1
Irish History - 1788 - 1850
Box 1

3. Series 3: Census Records

Beaufort - 1820
Box 2
McGowans - 1764 - 1920
Box 2
Currituck - 1880
Box 2
Hyde - 1790-1800
Box 2
Hyde - 1810
Box 2
Hyde - 1850
Box 2
Hyde - 1860 (2)
Box 2
Hyde - 1880
Box 2
Fairfield - 1880
Box 3
Lake Landing -1880
Box 3
Ocracoke - 1880
Box 3
Swan Quarter
Box 3
McGowans - 1880
Box 3
North Carolina - 1700s - 1800s
Box 3
Pitt - 1840 -1870
Box 3
Tyrrell - 1800's
Box 3
McGowans - 1759 -
Box 3

4. Series 4: Tax Records

Beaufort County - 1755
Box 3
Carteret County - 1779
Box 3

5. Series 5: Deeds

Beaufort County - McGowans
Box 4
Chatham County - 1774 - 1846
Box 4
Craven County - 1912
Box 4
Hyde County - McGowans - 1795 - 1926
Box 4
Pitt County - McGowans
Box 4

6. Series 6: Maps

Colonial North Carolina
Box 4
Eastern North Carolina
Box 4
Genealogical Counties of the US
Box 4
Hyde County
Box 4
Immigration Routes to North Carolina
Box 4
Ireland 1300 -1600
Box 4
McGowan Settlements in North Carolina
Box 4
National Aerial View
Box 4
North Carolina - 1710
Box 4
North Carolina Topography
Box 4
Union County
Box 4
Western States of the U.S.
Box 4

7. Series 7: Images

Algonquin Indians
Box 4
Cape Hatteras Life Saving Station
Box 4
Sailing Vessels
Box 4

8. Series 8: Publications

Berry Words
Box 4
Stotesbury Family Newsletters
Box 4
Tillett Archaeology Site Report - Wanchese, NC (original copy)
Box 4

9. Series 9: Military Records

Revolutionary War: Hyde County
Box 5
Revolutionary War: McGowan Family
Box 5
War of 1812
Box 5
Civil War: Champney Diary
Box 5
Civil War: General
Box 5
Civil War: Hyde County
Box 5
Civil War: McGowan Family
Box 5
Civil War: Images
Box 5
Civil War: Southern Claims Commission
Box 5
Civil War: Third Regiment
Box 5
World War I & II Veterans
Box 5

10. Series 10: McGowan Family

Coat of Arms
Box 6
Deeds
Box 6
Genealogy
Box 6
History - Eastern Family Members
Box 6
History - Western Family Members
Box 6

11. Series 11: Individuals - McGowan Family

Amos - 1840 - 1920
Box 7
Andrew - d.ca. 1787
Box 7
Britty - Pension Papers
Box 7
Bryant Dempsey - 1815
Box 7
Caroline - 1838
Box 7
Dorman Steele - 1874 - 1950
Box 7
McGowan/Dunning
Box 7
Frank - Confederate Records
Box 7
Henry - 1812 d.ca. 1882
Box 7
Henry (Illinois) - 1844 - 1871 - m. Julie
Box 7
Henry Lawrence - 1853-1930 - m. Ann
Box 7
Hosea - 1805 - 1855- m. Nancy
Box 7
Isaac - 1796 - 1853 - m. Dorcas Carawan
Box 7
Jesse Grant - b.ca.1864 - m. Margaret M. Squires
Box 7
James Alton - Composition Books
Box 7
James - 1774 - 1855 - m. Elizabeth Hodges
Box 7
James W. Sr. - 1846 -1882 - m. Fanny Berry
Box 7
James (Tennessee) - 1841 -1927 - m. Amanda Martin
Box 7
James (Tennessee) Pension Papers
Box 7
Job - 1779 - 1860
Box 7
John - 1740 - 1800
Box 7
John Charles - 1879 - 1928 - m. Lizzie Ewell
Box 7
John F. - 1850 - m. Matilda Liberman
Box 7
John Jordan - 1867 -1911 - m. Sarah Dunbar
Box 7
John M. - 1789 - 1868 - Civil War Records - m. Catherine Teal
Box 7
John Sylvester - 1849 - 1910 - m. Sarah Cooke
Box 7
John Thurman - 1917 - 1989 - m. Ina Mae Crain
Box 7
John - 1842 - 1914 (Illinois) - m. Miranda
Box 8
John (Illinois) Civil War Records
Box 8
John L. - Personal Correspondence
Box 8
Joseph, Sr. - 1746 - 1801 - m. Martha
Box 8
Joseph, Jr. - 1769 - 1850
Box 8
Joseph - 1797 - 1866
Box 8
Josephus - 1858 - 1915 - m. Catherine Sawyer
Box 8
Levi - 1796 - 1875 - m. Sally Eborn
Box 8
Louisa - 1868 - Tennessee
Box 8
Martha Elizabeth - 1851 - 1881 - m. James E. Berry
Box 8
Mary - 1805 - 1876 - m. Willoughby Richardson
Box 8
Maheatable - (Hettie) d.ca. 1870
Box 9
Nancy - b.ca. 1812 - m. Uriah Harris
Box 9
Nancy - b.ca. 1821 - m. Joseph Pledger
Box 9
Others
Box 9
Ozias Denton - 1850 - 1936
Box 9
Paul - Correspondence from 1990s
Box 9
Perry Bartlet - 1870 - 1952
Box 9
Rebecca - b.ca. 1815 - m. John Emory
Box 9
Robert - 1836 - 1917- m. Mary Ann Gentry (Tennessee)
Box 9
Samuel - 1808 - 1851 - m. Sarah Markham
Box 9
Sarah H. (Williams) Estate Records
Box 9
Sylvester - b.ca. 1810 - m. Eleanor Chadwick (Land Deeds)
Box 9
Thomas - 1823 - 1897
Box 9
Walker - 1818 (Alabama)
Box 10
Wiley - 1803 - 1868 - m. Tabitha Marris
Box 10
William, Sr. - (McGound) 1708 - 1782 - m. Francis Hendricks
Box 10
William, II - 1774 - 1807 - m. Nancy
Box 10
William, H. - m. Martha
Box 10
William Thomas - 1880 - 1954 (Missouri)
Box 10
William W. - 1814 - 1855 - m. Rebecca Davis
Box 10
WilliamW. - 1838 - 1862 - m. Britania Spain
Box 10
William W, Sr - 1815 - 1888 - m. Martha Ann Moore
Box 10

12. Series 12: McGowan Family by NC County

Beaufort
Box 11
Caldwell
Box 11
Columbus
Box 11
Craven
Box 11
Duplin
Box 11
Iredell
Box 11
New Hanover
Box 11
Onslow
Box 11
Orange
Box 11
Pitt
Box 11
Robeson
Box 11
Rowan
Box 11
Tyrrell
Box 11

13. Series 13: McGowan Family by State

Arkansas
Box 12
Georgia
Box 12
Illinois
Box 12
Kansas
Box 12
Kentucky
Box 12
Maryland
Box 12
Mississippi
Box 12
Missouri 1
Box 12
Missouri 2
Box 12
Oklahoma
Box 12
Other
Box 13
South Carolina 1
Box 13
South Carolina 2
Box 13
Tennessee 1
Box 13
Tennessee 2
Box 13
Texas
Box 13
Virginia
Box 13

14. Series 14: McGowan Family by Country

Ireland
Box 13
Scotland
Box 13

15. Series 15: Individual Families

Alderson, John - ca. 1760- m. Ann
Box 14
Allen, John - d. 1778 - m. Agnes
Box 14
Armstrong, William March - 1898 Descendant's List
Box 14
Bailey, Clary, Nixon Families
Box 14
Ballard, John ca. 1729 - m. Mary
Box 14
Bartel, Joel - m. Sarah Silvester
Box 14
Benson, Alexander - d.ca. 1806 - m. Martha (Orange County)
Box 14
Benson Family - Others
Box 14
Benson, Massey 1726 - 1800 - m. Elizabeth
Box 14
Benson, Reuben - 1775 - 1828- m. Dorcas
Box 14
Berry Family 1
Box 14
Berry Family 2
Box 14
Berry, James Edward - 1844 Descendants List
Box 14
Berry, John, Sr. - 1778 - 1858 -m. Rebecca Benson
Box 14
Berry, John, Jr.- 1817 - 1898 - m. Sallie Stotesbury
Box 14
Berry, William - b.ca. 1726 - 1765 - m. Sarah Green
Box 14
Boomer Family
Box 14
Boomer, Henry - 1797 - 1845
Box 14
Boomer, Henry Jones - 1844 - 1885 - m. Eliza
Box 14
Brickhouse, Samuel - 1840 - 1920 - m. Caroline Richardson
Box 15
Brickhouse, Samuel - Civil War Papers
Box 15
Bridgeman Family
Box 15
Brinson, Caison - ca 1693 - m. Francis Marsh
Box 15
Brinson/Marsh Families
Box 15
Cahoon, Benjamin S. - 1879 - 1964 - m. Anna Ethel McGowan
Box 15
Carawan, Columbus - 1875 - 1953 (Private Letter)
Box 15
Carawan Family
Box 15
Carrowan, James Green - 1810 - 1873
Box 15
Carrowan, John, Sr. - d.ca. 1770
Box 15
Carrowan, Mannon - ca 1792 - m. Rebecca?
Box 15
Carrowan, William - d. 1804
Box 15
Cathey/Waddell Family Genealogy
Box 15
Cathey Family History - 1737 - 1953
Box 15
Cozzens, Harriet - Pension Papers
Box 15
Credle, Frances, Sr. - 1778 - 1808 - m. Mary Balance
Box 15
Credle, Frances Jr. - d.ca. 1796 - m. Mary
Box 15
Credle, John, Sr. - 1777 - 1852 - m. Priscilla Gibbs
Box 15
Dailey, Edmund - 1780 - 1820's - m. Clarissa Toler
Box 16
Dailey Family
Box 16
Davis Family
Box 16
Davis, John B. - 1803 - 1844 - m. Mary
Box 16
Dunbar, Thomas -b.ca 1760
Box 16
Emory, Zachariah - d. 1893 - m. Eliza
Box 16
Fisher, David - m. Sally Benson
Box 16
Gentry, Bartlet, Jr. - 1803 - 1893 - m. Eleanor Mundy
Box 16
Gibbons, Samuel - 1674 Servant's List
Box 16
Gibbs Family Deeds
Box 16
Gibbs, Caison, Sr. - d.ca. 1825 - m. Nancy Lockhart
Box 17
Gibbs, Henry, Sr. - d.ca. 1763 - m. Anne
Box 17
Gibbs, Jesse - ca. 1787 - 1854
Box 17
Gibbs, Joseph, Sr. - d.ca. 1794 - m. Mary Brinson
Box 17
Gibbs, Joseph, Jr. - d.ca. 1819 -m. Esther
Box 17
Gibbs, Thomas - d. 1807
Box 17
Green, John - d.ca. 1749
Box 17
Guilford, Diana - 1750 (Legal Document)
Box 17
Gurganus, Aaron - d.ca. 1812 - m. Weltha
Box 17
Gurganus Family
Box 17
Gurganus, Nicholas
Box 17
Harris Family
Box 17
Helton Family (Tennessee)
Box 17
Hendricks, Frances - b.ca 1650
Box 17
Hendricks, Solomon - d. 1774
Box 17
Hodges Family
Box 17
Hudson Family
Box 17
Huggins, John
Box 17
Jacobs, Isaac
Box 18
Jarvis, David Sylvester, Sr. - 1820 - 1873
Box 18
Jarvis, David Sylvester, Jr - 1850 - 1918 - m. Missouri Williams
Box 18
Jarvis Family Deeds
Box 18
Jarvis Family Genealogy
Box 18
Jarvis Family Photos and Wills
Box 18
Jarvis, Foster, Sr. -1694 - 1750 - m. Frances Martin
Box 18
Jarvis, Foster, Jr. - d. 1769 - m. Savannah Jacobs
Box 18
Jarvis, Foster III- d 1797 - m. Elizabeth Mason
Box 18
Jarvis, Foster IV - 1771 - 1813 - m. Delacey (Tennessee)
Box 18
Jarvis, Ruby Hill - 1882 - 1970
Box 18
Jarvis, Sylvester Selby - 1792 - 1862 - m. Annis Gibbs
Box 18
Jarvis, Thomas - ca 1694 -m. Dorcas Foster
Box 18
Jarvis, William Lunford - d. 1849 - m. Kittura Dailey
Box 18
Jenkins Family
Box 18
Jones, David - d.ca - 1753
Box 18
Jones, Robert William - b. 1827 - m. Olive
Box 18
Jordon, John - d.ca. 1775
Box 18
Lockhart, John - d.ca. 1783
Box 18
Martin, John - 1616 - 1666 - m. Grace Dyer
Box 19
Mason, Benjamin - 1708 - 1772 - m. Elizabeth Foster Jarvis
Box 19
Mason, Jesse - 1848
Box 19
Mason, James
Box 19
Mason, John, Sr. - ca. 1662 - m. Mary Winfield
Box 19
Mason, Roger, Sr. - 1682 - 1755 - m. Mary
Box 19
Mason, Thomas - 1602 - 1655 - m. Ann French (England)
Box 19
Mason, William - ca. 1632
Box 19
Rupert, John J. - Civil War Records
Box 19
Sermon, Elijah
Box 19
Sharpe, William - 1923 - 1991
Box 19
Silvester, Richard - d.ca. 1762
Box 19
Stevenson, James - Irish Immigrant
Box 19
Stotesbury Family Deeds
Box 19
Stotesbury Family General Genealogy
Box 19
Stotesbury Family Genealogy by Russell Stotsbury 1
Box 19
Stotesbury Family Genealogy by Russell Stotsbury 2
Box 19
Stotesbury Family Irish Records
Box 19
Stotesbury, Ira H. - 1809 - 1888
Box 19
Stotesbury, John Aaron - 1793 -1862
Box 20
Stotesbury, John Pryor - d.ca. 1847
Box 20
Stotesbury, Mary (Polly)
Box 20
Stotesbury, Tilman - 1831 - 1867
Box 20
Stotesbury, William A. III - Ocean City, Maryland - Correspondence
Box 20
Stuchburg, John - ca. 1760's
Box 20
Swindell, Edmond
Box 20
Swindell, John
Box 20
Swindell House Photo
Box 20
Toler Family
Box 20
Tunnel Family
Box 20
Waddell Family Deeds
Box 20
Wallace Family
Box 20
Watson, William, Sr - d.ca. 1801
Box 20
Weston Family Photos
Box 20
Williams, Benjamin, Sr. - 1767 - 1831 - m. Charlotte Wallace
Box 20
Williams, Benjamin - 1832 - 1870 - m. Rhoda Gibbs
Box 20
Williams, Edward - d. 1739
Box 20
Williams, John, Sr. - 1735 - 1787 - m. Elizabeth?
Box 20
Williams, John Willis - 1797 - 1837 - m. Dorcas Credle
Box 20
Williams, Joseph, Sr. - 1737 -1825
Box 20
Williams, Joseph, Jr.
Box 20
Williams, Parrot, Sr. - 1774 - 1845
Box 20
Williams, Rhoda - 1823 - 1908
Box 20
Williams, Robert - Composition Book
Box 20
Williamson, Tully - ca 1821 - (Land Deed)
Box 20

16. Series 16: Computer Files

SK Publications - 1798 - 1830 Craven County NC Census

SK Publications - 1860 Beaufort County NC Census

SK Publications - 1870 Beaufort County NC Census

SK Publications - 1880 Beaufort County NC Census

SK Publications - 1910 Pamlico County NC Census

1830 - 1840 White County Tennessee Census - Unable to Open

1850 White County Tennessee Census - 123 Files

Family Tree 1

Family Tree 2

Background History: Ft. Clark and Ft. Hatteras, Text and Images from Heath (1999)

Tillett Excavation

J.B. Gentry

Beaufort & Hyde County Info

NC Hyde, NCUSCT, NCUV Census Records

Gateway D: Program Files, Word Files

JMACK1

JMACK2

Heritage Books Archive: The Massey Family of Worcester County, Maryland

Subject Headings

  • McGowan Family
  • Hyde County Historical and Genealogical Society
  • Hyde County (N.C.)--Genealogy
  • Hyde County (N.C.)--History
  • Hyde County (N.C.)--Maps
  • Acquisitions Information

    Donated by the Hyde County Historical and Genealogical Society, March 2016.

    Processing Information

  • Processed by Linda McQueen, OBHC volunteer, July 2018.