E. H. McGOWAN was born and reared in Rutherford County, Tenn.  His birth occurred September 26, 1842.  At the age of nineteen he entered the Confederate service, enlisting in Company C, Twenty-third Tennessee Regiment, and served out his term of enlistment (twelve months).  From that time up to 1869 he farmed, and then engaged in the merchandise business at Poplins’ Cross Roads, where he has done well, from a financial standpoint.  November 8, 1863, Nancy A. Crowell became his wife and the mother of nine children: Robert F., Henry C., William C., Margaret J., Nancy F., Rebecca W., Florence, Isabella and Eddie.  Mrs. McGowan was born in 1844 and died August 30, 1885.  Mr. McGowan is a Democrat and is a son of Samuel G. McGowan, who was born in Tennessee, and who married Rebecca Halts. They died, respectively, in 1853 and 1852.

Transcribed by Kathryn Hopkins

Goodspeed Publishing Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present: Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson, Bedford & Marshall Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Reminescences [Sic], Observations, Etc., Etc. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1988.