Once upon a time there was a John Gowell born sometime between 1635-1640 place unknown and died in New Hampshire not much info on him...BUT HE HAD A SON NAMED RICHARD GOWELL.Richard Gowell was married to a lady named HANNAH REMICK. Richard Gowell was born in 1646 in Swansed, Wales and died in 15 Dec 1729 in Kittery,Maine. Richard Married Hannah Remick on 4 MAR 1683/84 at Gowell Chapel in Kittery Maine. Hannah Remick was born 25 APR 1656. Hannah's parents were Dhristan (christan) Remick and Hanna Foster. Dhristan Remick was born 1631 and died after 1718. Hannah Foster was born 1633 in Kittery Maine.
OK... Richard Gowell and Hannah Remick had a SON named WILLIAM GOWELL. William Gowell was born 28 Jan 1693/94 Kittery Mass/Maine. William Gowell died 1787. Lived in Kittery. William Gowell married Lydia Parker on 25 Nov 1714 in Eliot Maine. Lydia Parker was born 5 AUG 1696 in Kittery.William and Lydia had a daughter named Mary Gowell born 3/21/1727/1726 in Kittery. Mary Gowell died July 15, 1795.
Mary Gowell married Daniel Merit, JR (merritt) of Addison Maine on 3 june 1754 in Kittery. Daniel Merritt, JR. was born July 17th, 1727 and died oct 21 1816 in addison maine. they resided in boston and kittery also.
Mary Gowell and Daniel Merit, Jr. had a son named Richard Merritt, SR who was married to Susan Leighton (a decendant from Thomas Leighton of the Leighton Gaels scotland.)
hope you can give me some MORE info on the GOWELL LINE!!!