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
the above photo. It is very clear in this photo the birth date of 1812 is incorrect.