Another Goodlettsville, Tennessee, landmark is the Bowen House located next to the Gaspar Mansker fort.
William Bowen Campbell was born in the Bowen house in 1807. As a young man, William went to study law in Abingdon, Virginia, with his uncle, David Campbell. Back in Tennessee in 1835, William Bowen Campbell joined the military and became a captain in Colonel William Trousdale's regiment while fighting with the Creeks and Seminoles.
William Trousdale [1st cousin once removed of my ancestor, Mary Trousdale Sullenger Patillo] and William Bowen Campbell became political rivals. Governor Trousdale was defeated in his bid for a second term by Campbell.
According to a DAR Lineage book, Governor William Bowen Campbell was the son of David Campbell & Catherine Bowen; grandson of David Campbell & Margaret Campbell and William Bowen & Mary Henley Russell; great-grandson of William Russell & Tabitha Adams. See more of the Bowen/Campbell family here.
Fort Campbell was named for William Bowen Campbell.