Born: 1784-02-22 Charlotte County, Virginia
Flourished: 1828-1863 Sangamon County, Illinois
While living in Virginia, Sowell married Jane Hannah, with whom he had nine children. In 1817, they eventually moved their family to Tennessee and later to Illinois, settling in western Sangamon County in 1828. There, Sowell was a farmer.
U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 172; John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 673-74; Gravestone, Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Loami, IL.