The Cumberland Compact, signed in May of 1780, established the first government in what would later become Nashville, Tennessee.
One of the signers was Russell Gower, the likely uncle of six-great-grandfather.
For more information and a complete list of signers of the Cumberland Compact, please visit this website.
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I just discovered that he was my sixth great-grandfather, and I never even knew he existed before!
That’s awesome! If you’re on Facebook, you should join the group of Gower descendants called “Gower of Davidson Co. TN and Connected Families”. https://www.facebook.com/groups/497445717125210/