William Washington Gowan was the son of William Keating Gowen and Mary Harrison Gowen, and was born in 1803 at Combahee Ferry, SC.
He married 3 times:
1. abt 1828 to Rebecca Townsend Greene
2. bout 1850 to Elizabeth Chevalier
3. to Emily Nungeyser
According to "The Gowen Manuscript", William W. Gowen 1803-1898 died at the home of William Benjamin Godley in Camden County, Georgia. He was buried in Union Church Cemetery near Colesburg, Georgia at the side of his brother, Barney B. Gowen.