Flourished: White County, Illinois
Alternate name: McGown
McCown was an early settler in White County, Illinois. From 1828 to 1832, he was a justice of the peace. During the Black Hawk War, he was a captain in Hosea Pierce's regiment. McCown represented White County in the House of Representatives for two terms, 1832 to 1834, and 1836 to 1838.
The Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac, 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 203, 206; History of White County, Illinois (Chicago: Inter-State, 1883), 352, 451.