Stephen is the son of Mary ? from Virginia and James Gowin from Virginia.
He had a brother William S.Gowin.
Stephen and William were sent to live with their uncle in Kentucky when their parents died. The uncles name is also unknown.
Stephan Married Nancy Logan of Georgetown,Kentucky.
They had eleven children. Edna GOWIN Collicott James Gowin Allen S Gowin William V Gowin Stephen Merritt Gowin Mary S GOWIN Barton Sarah Ann Gowin Nancy Jane GOWIN Gordon Elizabeth GOWIN McCoy Robert M Gowin John Gowin Infant Gowin
Nancy Logan Gowin died in 1844 and Stephan remarried.
Stephan married Elizabeth DEBERY Walton of Pennsylvania on 08 Jun 1849 in Ripley,Indiana.
They had six children. Love J Gowin [maybe Joy] Emily Adeline GOWIN Slavens Oliver Sayer Gowin * Alexander Campbell Buchanan Gowin Cynthia Ellen GOWIN Robbins Anna Eliza GOWIN Crose