Title: Genealogical and personal history of western Pennsylvania Vol. 1
John W. Jordan.
Author: Jordan, John W. (John Woolf), 1840-1921.
pg. 442 to 444 under GOW FAMILY, near end of article
“DAVID, came to U. S. in 1840 landing at New York on Aug. 18.His Scotland home had been near Dundee, county of Forfar.For a time he resided in Manayunk, Philadelphia.Moved to Pittsburgh in 1843 for 4 or 5 years, then went to Kentucky.In this state his death occurred at an advanced age, and he is buried on his farm, his wife, GRACE GRAHAM, having died previously, her birth-place the same as his.Children of DAVID and GRACE (GRAHAM) GOW: CATHERINE, JOHN, MARJORIE, JEANNETTE, DAVID, GRACE, WILLIAM PERVINS, a soldier in the Union army who met his death in the fighting about Winchester, Va.
JOHN GOW, son of DAVID and GRACE (GRAHAM) GOW, was born near Dundee, county of Forfar, Scotland, in 1829.He was brought to this country by his parents when he was 11.In 1851, he purchased land in Ross Twp., Allegheny Co., Pa.He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and while a Republican in political sympathy, was a sturdy champion of Prohibition.
JOHN GOW married (first) in 1851, MARJORIES GRAHAM, born in Dundee, Scotland, (second) Sept. 18, 1878, ANN ELIZABETH CLARY, born in Woods Run, Pa.Children of his first marriage: GEORGE, ALBERT, DAVID B.
GEORGE GOW, son of JOHN and MARJORIE (GRAHAM) GOW, was born in Ross Twp., Allegheny Co., Pa., Nov. 29, 1852.MR. GOW married (first) in 1879, MELISSA B. ADAMS, a native of Allegheny, Pa., who died in 1898, and he married (second) in 1900, RUTH A., born in Pittsburgh, daughter of DAVID and MARTHA (ADAMS) SHORT.DAVID SHORT was born in Scotland in 1816, his wife a native of Westmoreland Co., Pa., and he came to the U. S. in 1832, settling in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he married and where he and his wife died.Children of DAVID and MARTHA (ADAMS) SHORT: ROBERT, JULIE E., ALMA, RUTH A., who married GEORGE GOW.Children of GEORGE and MELISSA B. (ADAMS) GOW:WALTER F., resides in Los Angeles, California; ANNETTA DAMS, lives at home.
DAVID B. GOW, son of JOHN and MARJORIE (GRAHAM) GOW, was born in Ross Twp., Allegheny Co., Pa., Dec. 14, 1857.MR. GOW married, Sept 6, 1887, MARY A., born in Harrison Twp., Allegheny Co., Pa., daughter of ROBERT and ELIZA (McKEE) WOMERSLEY, a native of Mass., her mother of Allegheny Co., Pa.MR. and MRS. GOW are the parents of one daughter, EDITH BEULAH, who married WILLIAM M. McINTYRE and has a daughter, DEVEDA MAY.