I'm not related to the CHOWNING name, but find this record on a page of other info I needed for my ancestral search.I thought it may help someone.
From book Tennessee Tidbits, county court minutes, Robertson Co., TN:
CHOWNING, John; 3 Oct 1808 made a deed of gift to his children, Jane PAYNE, Sarah HOLMAN, Thos. CHOWNING, Elisabeth CHOATE, Jno. CHOWNING, Robert G. CHOWNING, Letisha CHOWNING and Richard CHOWNING, proved by Augustine COOK, Martin WALTON, and Chloe WALTON.