Rachel Yowell and Alexander James Gunter are my ggg-grandparents.I'm descended from their Mary Frances Gunter and Lewis Jefferson Carr.Rachel's parents were (according to my research) Leroy Yowell and Mary "Polly" Milburn.I'm fairly certain they were from Kentucky and not from Texas.
Leroy was born abt 1792 in Marion County, KY and died there 25 Dec 1879.Mary, his wife, was born about 1790 in Kentucky and died in Kentucky as well sometime between 1860-1870.
Rachel married Alexander James Gunter in Kentucky 7 Mar 1847 (likely in Marion County) and he and Rachel show up for the first time in Hamilton County, Illinois in the 1860 census.They are buried in the Gunter Family Cemetery, 1/2 mile north of the old Gunter School, west of McLeansboro.
I am aware of another Leroy Yowell who came from Texas but he is unrelated (or very distantly related) as far as I can tell.
Finding the correct ancestry for Leroy has been another challenge altogether, with quite a few conflicting genealogies floating around out there.I'm still researching it.