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Hi, I am Keitha GOWARD LaChance and this is my Genealogy Page
I hope you enjoy reading it and maybe be able to aid me in my search for any of the names listed below.

I am searching the names

I am looking for information on Francis GOWARD mar: to Mary Rade
13 June 1791 in Easton, Norfolk, England.
I know they had 6 children:
1.Sarah b:11/27/1791
2.Susan b:2/15/1795
3.Ellen b:5/14/1797
4.Mary b:1/20/1799
5.Ann b:3/28/1801
6.Richard Francis b:1/08/1804
Richard & Mary were married 29 May, 1829 in Barnbroom (Barnham),
I need info of their birth dates and death dates.
These are my 4th Great-Grandparents!!

One story that has been passed down through the times about how our ancestors came from France to England was that there was a Col. in the military in France named GOVARD or GOUARD. He killed someone he was not supposed to kill, so for his own punishment they cut off his arm and deported him to England and that is where the name got translated to GOWARD.

I am also searching all DECROW/DECKROW names. These names came from France also. I do not have any "GOODIES" on this line yet as I can only fine this name in the United States around the early 1600's.

Please check often for any changes made to this page. Soon I'd like to have both GOWARD and DECROW/DECKROW pedigree charts here.
Have a happy time "diggin' up bones" as I've had so far!!
If you'd like to ask questions about my names please feel free to e-mail me at:

We also love Bus Conversions!!
We have a beautiful 1972 MCI-7 that we are converting ourselves and will retire in June of 1998 to travel all over the United States in the winter and come "home" to Alaska in the summer.
Maybe we will see you in our travels!!! ;~)

My hobbies are singing (I have a Karaoke Business)and traveling and of course genealogy. I chat on "Webchat Broadcasting System" in the genealogy chat room. My handle is "kig-1" in chat. Come join us and meet fellow genealogists.

Updated September 5, 2000

Kim Irene LaChance
1113 Vincent Ct.
North Pole, Ak 99705
United States
Fax: 907-488-3463

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