Nashville Union and American, 8 May 1860, page 1
Sale of Negroes.
In pursuance of a decree of the County County of Davidson County, rendered in the case of the heirs and distributees of William Gower, deceased, exparte, at the April term 1860, I will offer for sale at the Court House in Nashville, on Saturday, the 2d day of June next, the following negroes, to-wit-
Rachel, about fifty seven years of age;
Isaac, " forty " " "
Harriet, " twenty seven " " " and her two children,
Laura, " five " " "
Charles, " three " " "
Terms--$100 in cash will be required, and for the balance notes endorsed, payable in bank, at twelve months.
F. R. CHEATHAM,
may1-dtds Clerk and Master.
Looking at the list of William Gower's slaves recorded in the 1850 United States Census slave schedule, it appears that Rachel was the 47 year old black female listed on line 12, Isaac was the 30 year old black male listed on line 14, and Harriet was the 17 year old black female listed on line 16.
1850 United States census, Davidson County, Tennessee, slave schedule. Available from Ancestry.com. 1850 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.