Betsy Gowans Gowans was born to Andrew Gowans and Ann McLeish on 22 February 1832 in Arbroath, Scotland. She married Hugh S. Gowans on 16 March 1854. They immigrated to the United States in the spring of 1855, arrived in Salt Lake in October 1855, and settled in Tooele, Utah Territory. She died in Tooele on 25 September 1912.
 “Betsy Gowans,” in History of Tooele County (Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Tooele County, 1961), 477.