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I am researching the JOSHUA GOWER family. Any information on who his parents might have been, or where they came from would be appreciated. Joshua was born circa 1750 and the only information I have on his birth says in Jamestown, VA., according to a record submitted to DAR in 1907. He then moved to Gloucester, MA, where he married Elizabeth Witham on August 26, 1771. They then moved to New Gloucester, ME.
I am also looking for information and have some information on the following surnames: Witham, McIntire, Ricker, Stevens, Porath, Gallagher, Schmitt, Coleman, HALVERSON, Hemmingson, Nuteson, Gravesdahl, Johnson, Ingelin, Halvarsdtr, Haktorsdtr, Halvarsson, Torreson, Coleman, Secore , Score or Skarr.
- Gravestones of Richard & Bethany GOWER (101 KB)
These gravestones are found in the Fuller Corner Cemetary on Fuller Corner road near Hartland, Maine. It is located off the main road that runs between Canaan and Hartland. The top stone which is Richard's is broken into 4 pieces. It lists his date of death as July 18, 1850. The bottom picture is of Bethany's stone. It is broken into 2 pieces and is more legible than Richard's. It lists her death date as November 10, 1864. These photos were taken by my newly discovered cousin, Shane Gower. Thank you Shane from all of us!!
- Elbridge and Eliza Gower's tombstones (69 KB)
These stones are located in Brown's Corner Cemetery near Canaan, Maine. It is located on a road off of the main road bewtween Canaan and Hartland, Maine.
The inscriptions read in part;
Eliza - Wife of Elbridge Gower.
Died - Dec. 27 1878.
Age 52 yrs.
Died Nov. 18, 1884
Age 61 years. 1 mo. & 28 days
Many thanks to Shane Gower who took these photos.
- Carol Gower Halverson Family Christmas 1999 (59 KB)
First Row: Johnathan 6, Daniel (Jeremy's), Eli (Jesse's), Raven (Jared's), Shamanna (Jared's)
Second Row: Joy (20) holding Kaleb, Jason (28), Angel (Jason's wife) holding Taylor, Carol, Donald, Julia (9), Jennifer (Jesse's wife) holding Megan, Kelsey (Jesse's)
Third Row: Kenny Dennis (Joy's husband), Johanna (Jared's), Jared (27), Joel (25), Elizabeth (Joel's wife), Jeremy (30), Carla (Jeremy's wife), Jesse (22) ~~ Missing: Charles (Joel's), Maggie Mae (Joel's), Kay (Jared's fiance)~~
Born since picture: Kaleb (Joy's), Andrew (Joel's), Hannah (Jason's)~~
2 more to be born in 2001
- Family at Christmas 1999 (55 KB)
On floor: Johnathan (6), Julia (9)
Seated: Jason (27), Carol, Donald, Joy (20), Jesse (22)
Standing: Jared (27), Joel (25), Jeremy (30)
- Carrie (Porath) Gower and her daughter, Angela (51 KB)
Carrie (Porath) and her daughter, Angela.
- Mr & Mrs Lloyd Gower, Sr. (57 KB)
Lloyd Gower and his wife Louise (Gallagher) Gower. Lloyd died in 1950.
- Alfred and Carrie Gower with Gladys (47 KB)
Alfred and Carrie (Porath) Gower with their daughter, Gladys. The date on the back of the picture is 1952. This would make him 80 and her appr. 72.
- The Lloyd Gower, Sr. Family (66 KB)
This is the some of the Gower family just before they left North Dakota to move to Washington State. The date on back of the picture is 12/5/1938. It is marked Butte, N. D. They are from left to right: Patricia, Dorothy, Lois, Louise, Lloyd Sr and Lloyd Jr.