John W. Simonis
Born - Sept. 20 72
Died - Aug. 22, 1873

The Gowens Graveyard is listed in Church and Family Graveyards of Franklin County, 1976, KHS.
The inscription from  the stone of John Semonis is listed as Sept. 20, 1812 - Aug 22, 1872

Walter Chisholm made a physical survey of the Gowens Graveyard in early March (2011) and submitted
the above photo.  It is very clear in this photo the birth date of 1812 is incorrect.