From Gowen Manuscript: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms116.htm
WHITE COUNTY, TENNESSEE
Thornton Goen appeared as the head of a household in the 1820 census of White County, page 344:
“Goen, Thorton free colored male over 45
free colored female over 45
free colored female 26-45”
He did not reappear in the 1830, or 1850 census returns of Tennessee.
B. Gowan enlisted in Company H, Ninth Tennessee Infantry Regiment which was organized in May 1861 in White County. The company was commanded by Capt. J. W. Buford. B. Gowan was reported as injured during his service.
John Gowen appeared as the head of a household, No. 1134-1137, in the 1860 census of White County:
“Gowen, John 64, born in South Carolina
Mary 60, born in South Carolina
Eliza 35, born in South Carolina
J. W. 22, born in TN
Susan W. 20, born in TN”
Marvin Gowen, white male age 20, born in Tennessee, was listed in the 1920 census of White County as the head of a household. Elma Lee Gowen, white female age 18, born in Tennessee, was listed as his wife.
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