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James Gowing, Jr., of Scotch descent, came to Dublin, from Lynnfield, Mass., in 1788, married Abigail Greenwood, in 1772, and reared eight children. His father, James, Sr., settled in Jaffrey in 1777. Joseph, son of James, Jr., and father of Charles W., was captain of the Dublin Grenadiers Almerin, the fourth child, born October 1, 1799, married Sarah Sanders in 1826. He was selectman in 1837-39, and was captain of the Dublin Grenadiers. George A., the eldest son of six children, born December 8, 1827, married Lydia S., daughter of Benjamin Perry, October 15, 1850, and has two sons, Clifford and Clisson E., and one daughter, Ellen (Mrs. M. D. Mason), all residing in Dublin. Charles W., son of Joseph, married Julia Foster, of Walpole, and has two children. His son, Fred C., married Jennie Newton, of Troy, and now resides on the home farm, with his father, on road 22, in this town.