From Gowen Manuscript: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms116.htm
VAN BUREN COUNTY, TENNESSEE
No members of the Gowen family [or spelling variations] appeared in the 1850 census of Van Buren County.
James Gowen appeared as the head of a household in the 1860 census of Van Buren County, Household No. 331-337. The family was listed as:
“Gowen, James 23, born in TN
Sarah 17, born in TN”
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