James Gowen, son of Allen Gowen, was born about 1777 in Greenville County, SC
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It is believed that he was brought to Davidson County in 1796 by his father.
He purchased a horse for $79.25 at his father’s estate sale held in May 1800.
On December 18, 1806 he witnessed a land transaction between Elisha Prewitt and John Gowen in Rutherford County. On April 6, 1807 he was a witness to a deed involving Elisha Prewitt and David Howell for 263 acres of land “which adjoins Joseph Gowen’s northeast corner.”
Of James Gowen nothing more is known.