W. S.
November the 27 1863
Identification of the individual is unknown.

The Gowens Graveyard is listed in Church and Family Graveyards of Franklin County, 1976, KHS.
The inscription from this stone was listed as November 27, 1863.

Walter Chisholm made a physical survey of the Gowens Graveyard in early March (2011) and submitted
the above photo.  

With further examination of the photo there are questions.  Is there an initial before the W; is the S the
first letter of the word son or another Semones burial and is the year 1863 or 53? Could this be another
child of Basil and Deborah Fowler Semones?  A son Robert born about 1838 has not been located on
an 1870 census.