|Birth: ||Aug. 18, 1842|
|Death: ||Mar. 5, 1927|
Mr. Gowen (Gaelic translation for Gowen meaning Smith)a.k.a. Hiram B. H. Gowen was born in 1842 to Reverend William Gowen, Baptist minister, and mother Susan of Shelby County, Tennessee. As the War of Southern Independence or War of Nothern Aggression erupted in May 1861, Hayward along with his older brother, William Franklin, enlisted into the 13th Tennessee Infantry, Company H.
The history of this unit can be viewed at http://www.tngenweb.org/civilwar/csainf/csa13.html.
After the war, he married Chloe Ann Sawyer and they moved to Mississippi in 1873 where he held public office. In June 1880, Hayward, Chloe and children(Fanny D., William Jordan, John H., Edna, Emory, and Lofton Sawyer) were living in Tallahachie County, Mississippi in the village of Harrison Station. After his plow attachment patent award in 1888, the remainder of his life is unclear. In one instance he is documented as a resident of Beauvoir Veterans Home in Biloxi, Mississippi, and in the other he is documented as an eighty-five year old farmer living and died in Wynne, Arkansas and is obviously buried in St. Francis County, Arkansas.
Personal Note: Mr. Gowen and family must have been in the same early 1900s NW Mississippi to Arkansas migration period as my family, the Busby's of Forrest City. The consensus thinking is that they moved to this area because of the new railhead and better farming opportunities.
William Jordan Gowen (1869 - 1956)*
13 TENN. INF
St. Francis County
Created by: Vohn G. Busby
Record added: Nov 27, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31753150