1703 Ambrose Gowen of Stafford Co, Va (Y2)

Ambrose Gowen b. 1703 – d. before 1739, m. ? , lived in Stafford Co 1725 to possibly 1739.

(Information on Ambrose Going’s wife and children is not confirmed. It is based on a “best guess” and circumstantial evidence.)

He may have married a Mary ____ (MNU).

Parents:

Children:  

  • William Gowen4 b. abt 1726 of Truro Parish, Prince William Co, Va (In 1737 bound to John Straughan in Prince William Co, Va)
  • Cave Gowen4 b. abt 1727 (In 1734 bound to James Vaughan in Brunswick, Va).
  • Drury Gowen4 b. abt 1729 (In 1740 bound to Ralph Jackson in Brunswick, Va).
  • Elsoner Gowen4 b. abt 1730 (In 1740 bound to Ralph Jackson in Brunswick, Va).
  • Thomas Gowen4 b. abt 1731 (In 1736 bound to Ralph Jackson in Brunswick, Va).
  • John Gowen4 b. abt 1732 (In 1736 bound to Ralph Jackson in Brunswick, Va).
  • James Gowen4 b. abt 1733 (living in Brunswick Co, Va by 1757)

Siblings:

  • Ambrose Gowen b. 1703 – after 1774, m. ? (confirmed child of William b. 1682)
  • William Gowen b. btw. 1700 – 1712 – d. April 1792, m. Sarah Allen (NOT confirmed – could be a child of one of the other siblings of William Gowing b. 1682 – James or John)
  • Susannah Gowen b. 1707- d. ?, m. ? (confirmed child of William b. 1682)
  • John Gowen b. 1705 – d. ?, married Mary Keith (child of Cornelius Keith) (confirmed child of William b. 1682)
  • Alexander Gowen b. 1715 – d. ?, m. Sophia (confirmed child of William b. 1682)

Going Family of Stafford County, Va: 

States and Counties to research:

NOTE:

Ambrose Gowen may be the parent of the Gowen children bound out in Brunswick County, Virginia from 1734-1740, and that Ambrose Gowen may have died prior to that time.

Ambrose disappears from records after 1726 in Stafford County, Va.

The claim that Ambrose Going appears in 1776 in Henry Co, Va – almost 50 years later – is FALSE – the name of the person making the claim for supplies in the Revolutionary War was Archibald Gowannot Ambrose (see records on this page). The claim that Ambrose was in Davidson Co, TN as a juror is ALSO FALSE. The jurors name was Ambrose “Gains” – not Goin. (see record on this page).

Ambrose Going has not been shown in any records outside of Stafford County, Virginia in 1726.

Ambrose Going who was the child of William Going and Catherine Patterson was not listed in Catherine Patterson’s will or probate papers in 1739.  It appears Ambrose Going may have died after 1727 and before 1734.

FACTS and EVENTS:

1726 March 6 – (Lease): … between Ambrose Gowing of the Parish of Overwarton in the County of Stafford planter of the one part and Catherine Gowing of the same Parish & County widow of the other part … Ambrose Gowing doth heareby acknowledge hath bargained and sold and by these presents doth bargain & sell unto the said Catherine Gowing … one certain tract or parcel of land containing 112 acres situate … in the said County of Stafford on a branch issuing out of a Run called Popes Head the said branch known by the name of Rattlesnake Branch bounded … at a white oak standing in the fork of the said branch …
Signed: Ambros Goin
Wit: Geo Mason, Joseph Hannis, Brent Huttnal.
At a Court held for Stafford County the 8th day of March 1726.
Ambrose Goin acknowledged his deed of lease to Catherine Goin which on her motion is admitted to record.
(Release): 1726 March 7 … between Ambrose Gowing of the Parish of Overwharton in the County of Stafford Planter of the one part & Catherine Gowing of the same parish & County widow of the other part … Ambrose Gowing for & in consideration of the sum of twenty pounds current money … paid by the said Catherine Gowing … confirm unto the said Catherine Gowing … one certain tract or parcel of land containing 112 acres … in the said County of Stafford and branch issueing out of a Run called Popeshead, the said Branch known by the name of Rattlesnake branch bounded … beginning at a white oak standing in the fork of the said Branch and extending thence South … as the same is granted by the Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia unto William Gowing Father of the said Ambrose Gowing by Patent bearing date the 12th day of November in the year of our Lord God 1725 … which the said land and premises came and defended to and upon the said Ambrose Gowing as son and heir of the aforesaid William the patentee who died intestate ….
Signed: Ambrose Goin
Wits: George Mason, Joseph Hannis, Brent Nutthall.
I the within named Ambrose Gowing do hereby acknowledge to have received of the within named Catherine Gowing the sum of 20 pounds current mony being the consideration metioned in the within deed to be paid by her to me on the perfection thereof witness my hand this 7th day of arch anno Dom. 1726.
Signed: Ambrose Goin
Wit: George Mason, Joseph Hannis, Brent Nutthall.
At a Court held for Stafford County the 8th day of March 1726.
Ambrose Goin acknowledged this his deed of release with the receipt thereon endorsed to Catherine Goin which on her motion is admitted to record. Test. Catesby Cocke.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PF-Z3Y8?i=186&cat=366578

Ambrose Gowing‘s father, William Gowing, died some time in 1725.

1725/26 William Gowring, decd. 1725/6.
Section: Stafford County Wills, Administrations, Inventories, Etc. 1664-1760. Ancestry.com. Virginia Will Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2008. Original data:Judith McGhan. Virginia Will Records. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1993.
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1726 William Gowing (Goin?), decd. 1726.
Section: Stafford County Wills, Administrations, Inventories, Etc. 1664-1760. Ancestry.com. Virginia Will Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2008. Original data:Judith McGhan. Virginia Will Records. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1993.
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1727 William Goin. p 253, inventory; p 269, Estate A/C.
Section: A Missing Will Book of Stafford County and Its Contents. pg. 370. Ancestry.com. Virginia Will Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2008. Original data:Judith McGhan. Virginia Will Records. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1993.
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1727/8 William Gowry. page 268, inventory.
Section: A Missing Will Book of Stafford County and Its Contents. Ancestry.com. Virginia Will Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2008. Original data:Judith McGhan. Virginia Will Records. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1993.
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/44257?token=n%2BeswvGoOv2StfeU3AP2kMiJcSV36Qw84kNkm39Pd2U%3D

(Note: The “William Gowry” entry for pg 268 for Inventory is one page away from the “William Goin” entry for Estate A/C on pg 269. This “may” be both be for William Goin/Gowing – but may be two entries for two different people).

1739 May 21 (written); 1739 July 23 (probated) – Last Will and Testament of Catherine Padderson
In the name of God amen, May 21 1739 I Catherine Padderson being sick and weak of body but perfect in memory thanks be to allmighty God for it. I do hereby appoint this to be my Last Will and Testament all other wills heretofore by me made to be void and of none effect.
– First, I give and bequeath my soul to God that gave it and my body to the Earch to be buried in decent order as my executors shall see fit.
– Viz, And first I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son Elixander Going one negro man named Robin and one horse and a horse colt and one cow and calf and a cow yearling and halph of my movable houshold stuf and one parcel of land whereon I now live containing 66 acres, it being part of a tract containing 132 acres.
– Viz, next I give and bequeath unto my well beloved daughter Susannah Going one negro man named Jackey and one mare and saddle, cow and calf and two cow yearlings and one feather bed and bolster, a rugg and one pare of blankits and half the household stuf.
– My crop of tob: which is now in my house after my debts is paid I bequeath to be equally divided between my son Elixander Going and my daughter Susannah Going.
– I leave my well beloved son John Going whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament.
Signed: Catherin Padderson (mark)
Wits: Thomas Ford, Jane Ford, Ann Gladding
Will Bk C, p 180. Prince William Co, Va.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9PX-FQ2Y?i=100&cat=379047

1739 Last WIll and Testament of Catherin Padderson in Prince William Co Va p 1

1739 Last Will and Testament of Catherine Padderson in PW Co Va. Will bk C, p 180   

Ambrose Going is not listed in Catherine Padderson’s will, nor mentioned in the probate paperwork. It appears likely he is deceased by this time.

1739 July 23 – (Certificate of Administration of Catherine Padderson decd’s Estate granted John Going)
At a Court held for Prince William County July 23d 1739.
This will was presented in Court by John Going sole executor herein named who prayed certificate for obtaining a probate thereof but it being suggested that the decd’s husband is living on the motion of the said John Going & giving security for his just & faithfull administration of the said decd’s Estate certificate was granted him for obtaining letters of Administration with the will annexed in due form.
Test: Catesby Cocke, ClCur.
Will Bk C, p 181. Prince William Co, Va.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9PX-FQ2Y?i=100&cat=379047

1739 July 23 – (Bond) Know all men by these presents that we John Going, William Scutt & John Hollis are held and firmly bound unto Denis McCarty Gent the first Justice in the comission of the Peace for Prince William County for and in behalf & to the sole use & behoof of the Justices of the said County & their successors in the sum of 100 pounds to be paid to the said Denis McCarty his exrs… & assigns … which payment will and truly to be made we bind ourselves & every of us our & every of our heirs exrs& assgns jointly & severally firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals dated this 23 day of July 1739.
The condition of this obligation is such that if the above bounden John Going Admr with the will annexed of the goods chattels and credits of Catherine Padderson decd do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all & singuar the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased which have or shall come to the hands possession or knowledge of the said John Going or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for him and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the County Court of Prince William at such times as he shall be thereunto required by the said Court and the same Goods Chattels & Credits & all other the the Goods Chattels & Credits of the said decd at the time of her death which at any time after shall come to the hands or possession of the said John Going or into the hands or possession of any other person or persons for him do well & truly administer according to law and further do make a just & true account of his actings & doings therein when thereto required by the said Court and also do well & truly pay & deliver all the Legacys contained & specified in the said Testament as far as the said Goods Chattels & Credits will thereunto extend according to the value thereof & the law shall charge then this oblication to be voide otherwise to remain in ful force and virtue.
Signed: John Going, John Hollis, William Scutt
Wit: John Bowie
At a Court held for Prince Wiliam County July 23 1739 John Going, John Hollis & William Scutt acknowledged this bond to be their act & deed and it was thereupon ordered to be recorded.
Test: Catesby Cocke, ClCur
Will Bk C, p 181-182. Prince William Co, Va.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9PX-FQ2Y?i=100&cat=379047

1739 Last WIll and Testament of Catherin Padderson in Prince William Co Va p 2 with admin orders

1739 Catherine Padderson admin orders and bond in PW Co Va bk C p 181

1739 July 23 bond for Catherine Padderson decds estate in PW Co Va p 182

1739 July 23 bond for Catherine Padderson decds estate in PW Co Va. Will Bk C, p 182

1739 Aug 27 Prince William County. In obedience to the Court an Inventory of the Estate of Catherin Padderson decd.
To 7 head of cattle – 4.11.0
To one old horse at – 1.0.0
To 10 pounds & 3 quarters of old pewter – 0.8.6
To 5 pounds new Do. – 0.6.10
To a parcell of wooden ware at – 0.6.0
To a parcell of earthen ware at – 0.2.0
To sum other old lumber at – 0.1.6
To a parcell of old iron at – 0.7.6
To one Gun at – 1.5.0
To one feather bed & rug & one pare blankits – 2.14.0
To the crop of tob. quantity 1897
To two negroe men at – 25.0.0
August 27, 1739 – (Total) – 36.2.4 and 3/4
Thomas Ford, Thomas Elzey, Richard Simpson – Apraisers
Signed: John Going admin
At a Court held for Prince William County August 27, 1739.
John Going presented this Inventory & Appraisement which was ordered to be recorded.
Test: Catesby Cocke, ClCur
Will Bk C, p 188. Prince William Co, Va.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9PX-FQ2Y?i=100&cat=379047

1739 Last WIll and Testament of Catherin Padderson in Prince William Co Va p 5 with inventory bk c p 188

1739 Inventory for Catherine Padderson decd estate in PW Co Va. Will Bk C p 188

1739 Nov 26 – Catherine Padderson’s Addtl Inventory
Prince William County November 26, 1739. To the Worshipful Court an additional Inventory of the Estate of Catherine Padderson decd viz:
To one Mare at – 1.0.0
To one old Rund Lett(?) – 0.1.0
(Total): 1.1.0
Thomas Ford, Thomas Elzey, Richard Simson – Appraisers
Signed: John Going
At a Court held for Prince William County November 26, 1739. John Going returned this Additional Inventory & Appraisement which was ordered to be recorded. Test: Catesby Cocke, ClCur
Will Bk C, p 195. Prince William Co, Va.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9PX-FQ5X?i=107&cat=379047

1739 Last WIll and Testament of Catherin Padderson in Prince William Co Va p 6 with inventory bk c p 195

1739 Addtl Inventory for Catherine Padderson decd Estate. PW Co Va. Will bk C, p 195

1739 Nov 27 – Catherine Pattison Acct of Estate 1739.
The Estate of Catherine Pattison decd.
pd Edward Barry – 116 [Truro Parish clerk]
pd Judgment – 177
pd Capt Valentine Payton – 364
pd Thomas Ford – 40
pd Clerks fees – 120
pd Service? fees – 32
pd Alexander Gowin – 330
pd Susanna Gowin – 250
pd John Gowin – 468
By the crop made Anno 1738 – 1897
(Total): 1897
Cash Account
To funeral expenses – 0.19.0
pd Mr William Dunlop – 7.4.0
To a debt to me – 0.8.0
by the inventory 37.3.4 and 3/4
by the above bal 468 tob at 12/6 pcent – 2.18.8
To bal due by John Gowen
Signed: John Gowin
At a Court continued & held for Prince William County November 27, 1739 John Going presented this account which was allowed & ordered to be recorded.
Test: Catesby Cocke, ClCur
Will Bk C, p 199. Prince William Co, Va.
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1739 Last WIll and Testament of Catherin Padderson in Prince William Co Va p 7 with account bk c p 199

1739 Account for Catherine Padderson decd Estate in PW Co Va. Will bk C, p 199

(The following “Ambrose Gowan/Goins” in 1776 and 1786 are probably other “Ambrose Goins” – and not the same as the one above.  The 50 year gap in time from the last known document for “Ambrose Going”, plus the fact that Ambrose was not listed in his mother’s 1739 will, combined seem to indicate he had died some time between 1725 and 1739). 

The Following Entry from the Gowen Manuscript is FALSE: 

1776 March 18 – An Ambrose Gowan  “furnished wheat to the Hampton troops,” according to “Virginia Magazine of History & Biography,” Volume 28. On April 5, 1786 “”Ambrose Gowan” appeared in Henry County, Virginia during the Revolutionary War in 1776, when Ambrose Gowen would have been about 71 years old.  “Ambrose Gowan” of Henry County sold to the government “four double fortified six-pounders,” March 3, 1776.  On March 18, 1776 he “furnished wheat to the Hampton troops,” according to “Virginia Magazine of History & Biography,” Volume 28. Henry Co, Va.

The ACTUAL entries say: 

1776 March 3 – Ditto paid Archibald Gowan for 4 double fortifyed 6 pounders – 75.18.9 Virginia Magazine of History & Biography, Volume 28. VIRGINIA STATE TROOPS IN THE REVOLUTION. (From State Auditor’s Papers, now in State Library.)

1776 March 18 – “Ditto paid Archibald Gowan for Wheat furnish’d the Hampton troops 476″ Virginia Magazine of History & Biography, Volume 28. VIRGINIA STATE TROOPS IN THE REVOLUTION. (From State Auditor’s Papers, now in State Library.)

These records were incorrectly reported as being “Ambrose Going” – and have caused confusion for years. There was NO Ambrose Going making these transactions. It was actually “Archibald Going”.

See Copies of the Virginia Magazine of History & Biography below:

Virginians in Revolution 1776 02 23 to Mar 07 1776 snip with Archibald Gowan 4 double fortifyed 6 pounders

Virginians in Revolution 1776 02 23 to Mar 07 1776 snip with Archibald Gowan 4 double fortifyed 6 pounders

Virginians in Revolution 1776 03 11 to Mar 18 1776 snip Archibald Gowan furnished wheat

Virginians in Revolution 1776 03 11 to Mar 18 1776 snip Archibald Gowan furnished wheat

Again, the following transcription is incorrect. The actual transcribed record shows an Ambrose “Gains” as the juror – NOT Ambrose Goins. The citation for the record (which was left out on the Gowen Manuscript) is “Davidson Co TN Minute bk A, p 117”. The record shows: “1786 April 14 Peter Barnett v Rice with Ambrose Gains as juror in Davidson Co TN Minute bk A p 117”.

1786, April 5 – An “Ambrose Gains” appeared on a jury panel in Davidson County, North Carolina [later Tennessee] in which “Peter Barnett sued John Rice”…

See the actual record here:

1786 April 14 Peter Barnett v Rice with Ambrose Gains as juror in Davidson Co TN Minute bk A p 117

1786 April 14 Peter Barnett v Rice with Ambrose Gains as juror in Davidson Co TN Minute bk A p 117

Ambrose Going was NOT seen in Henry County, Virginia, NOR was he seen in Davidson County, TN in the records cited in the Gowen Manuscript. The last record showing Ambrose Going is the only record showing him – in Stafford County, Virginia in 1726.

POSSIBLE SPOUSE & CHILDREN:

(NOTE: The following information is on “Mary” Going. It is a “guess” in attempting to make sense of the movement of this branch of Going family members. This could change based on future information uncovered – this information should be cited as speculative and a “best guess” based on current information, not proof of a relation to the Going family of Stafford County, Va.).

1734 June 6 upon the motion of James Vaughan Jr it is ordered that Cave Gowen a boy about seven years of age be bound to him by the Church Wardens.  Brunswick Court Orders Bk 1, pg. 66. Brunswick Co, Va. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9PH-CKNQ?i=52&cat=274982

1737 Oct 26 – William Gowen – John Straughan
Apprentice, 26 Oct 1737, Prince William, Virginia, USA. image: http://www.pohick.org/vestrybook.html
William Gowen, and orphan, age 10, was bound as servant and aprentice to John Straughan.
1737 Oct 3 – Charles Green is Minister of Truro Parish
Church Wardens are Jeremiah Branaugh, and Thomas Lewis.
Vestrymen are John Coloil, Augustine Wellington, Richard Osborn, William Peake, Edward Evans, Edward Barry, John Ferguson, John Ellisman
Payments made to: Charles Green as minister, William Berkeley, Catesby Cocke, Edward Barry, Joseph Johnston, Samuel Hull, John Summers, Richard Osborn, Mr William Payne, Marmaduke Lawson, Edward Evans, Capt Francis Ambros, John Christmas, Thomas Bennet, John Summers, Thomas Lewis, Doctor James Gile
Jeremiah Bronaugh, Thomas Lewis – Church Wardens of Truro Parish in Prince William County, and John Straughan of Prince William Co, in obedience to an order from Prince William County Court dated Oct 3, 1737 bind William Gowen an Orphan child aged 10 years a servant and apprentice unto said John Straughan to serve him the said John Straughan his heirs, executors or admins in all such lawful bindship . . . until age of twenty one . . . provide lodging, food, and drink . . . and teach him the ministry of a Tanner and to read English.
Signed: John Straughan
Witness: Robert Jones, Edward Barry.
Prince Williams Co, Va

John Straughan is mentioned as a tenant of the Alexander Family in the 1730s in the Howson patent litigation. Additionally, he shows up in several Court Minute/Order records in Fairfax County, Virginia as well.

1739 July 5 ordered that John Going and Thomas Going be bound by the Church Wardens as the law directs to Ralph Jackson.  Brunswick Court Orders Bk 1, pg 254.  Brunswick County, Virginia. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9PH-CKH3?i=146&cat=274982

1739 July 5 John and Thomas Going bound to Ralph Jackson in Brunswick Co Va

1740 April 3 ordered that Eleanar Going and Drury Going sons to Mary Gowing be bound as the law directs to Ralph Jackson untill they shall arive to the age of twenty one years. according to Order Book 1, page 302. Va. Court Order – Brunswick Co. Va. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9PH-CK4L?i=170&cat=274982

1740 April 3 Eleanar Going and Drury Going sons to Mary Gowing bound out to Ralph Jackson in Brunswick Co Va

1750 April – Ordered that James Hughs pay Mary Going one hundred pound of tobacco for 11 days attendance as an evidence against. Stafford County Court Order book (1749-1755) (Page 34).
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NOTES FROM OTHER SOURCES (other genealogy researchers research and conclusions regarding Ambrose Going).

Note from Gowen Manuscript: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/dcuz002.htm
At first glance, this ligature resembles an “F.” Mary’s “M” on one document resembles a “W,” but on closer inspection, it is an “M.” These unique marks prove that they were the same people later in Lunenburg County, VA who sold their land in Fairfax County. Photostats of the signature marks are enclosed.
I regard “William, Ambrose and Thomas Goings” recorded in the records of Granville County, NC to be sons of William & Catherine Gowen of Stafford County, VA. I also believe “David Goins” of Henry County, VA was the son of Ambrose Gowen. “John Goins” who was born on the Flatt River in Granville County, NC in 1750 had a long, close relationship with John Riddle. Both appear in Fincastle County, VA and Montgomery County, VA records during 1777-1780s. They are living next to each other in Stokes County, NC during the 1790s. One researcher suggested they were brothers-in-law. Jack Goins, Rt, 2, Box 275, Rogersville, TN, 37857. Thanks, Jack for catching our “initial errors.” Researchers note corrections.

Gowen Manuscript:
Ambrose Gowen, [William3, Thomas2, Mihi11] son of William Gowen and Catherine Gowen, was born about 1705 probably in Stafford County.

It is believed that he was the eldest son since he assumed the operation of the family farmland after the death of his father. Later he lived in Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia.

“Ambrose Gowing, Planter,” sold to [his mother] “Catherine Gowing” for £20, land granted to “William Gowing, father of Ambrose,” 12 November 1725. The deed was signed by “Ambrose Goin, according to Stafford County Deed Book 1722-1728, page 354. A lease recorded there 8th, 3rd month, 1726 in Stafford County Deed Book 1 also documents the relationship of Ambrose Gowen to his parents. Stafford County records searched to date reveal nothing further of him, and he was not mentioned in the will of his mother.

“Ambrose Gowan” appeared in Henry County, Virginia during the Revolutionary War in 1776, when Ambrose Gowen would have been about 71 years old. “Ambrose Gowan” of Henry County sold to the government “four double fortified six-pounders,” March 3, 1776. On March 18, 1776 he “furnished wheat to the Hampton troops,” according to “Virginia Magazine of History & Biography,” Volume 28.

On April 5, 1786 “Ambrose Goins” appeared on a jury panel in Davidson County, North Carolina [later Tennessee] in which Peter Barnett sued John Rice. He may have been influenced to move to Tennessee by William Gowen, regarded as his kinsman, who arrived there in the winter of 1779. It is believed that Ambrose Gowen did not long remain in Davidson County.

http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/21149.htm
Noted events in his life were:
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• Deed: conveyance of 112 acres to Catherine Gowing, 7 May 1726, , Stafford, Virginia, USA. 2 3 Abstract from Stafford Co Deed Book 1722-1728, page 354
“Indenture 7 May 1726 states that William Gowing patented 112 acres in Stafford County 12 November 1725. On 7 March 1726 his son and heir, Ambrose Gowing (Goin) of Overwharton Parish, Stafford county, conveys this property to Catherine Goin (no relationship stated).”

“Ambrose Gowing, Planter,” sold to [his mother] “Catherine Gowing” for £20, land granted to “William Gowing, father of Ambrose,” 12 November 1725. The deed was signed by “Ambrose Goin, according to Stafford County Deed Book 1722-1728, page 354.
<http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/gowenms002.htm>

[note: this 112 acres of land is located by Clifton, VA. Ambrose’s brother, John Gowen, sold 56 acres to Thomas Ford in 1744 and another brother, Alexander sold 56 acres to Bond Veale in 1747]

• Military: Revolutionary War patriot, 3 Mar 1776, , Henry, Virginia, USA. 4 “Ambrose Gowan” appeared in Henry County, Virginia during the Revolu-tionary War in 1776, when Ambrose Gowen would have been about 71 years old. “Ambrose Gowan” of Henry County sold to the government “four double fortified six-pounders,” March 3, 1776. On March 18, 1776 he “furnished wheat to the Hampton troops,” according to “Virginia Magazine of History & Bio-graphy,” Volume 28.

Gowen Research Foundation (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/ ), William Gowen and Catherine;  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/gowenms002.htm.

Ancestry.com, “Virginia Land Records,” database and images, Virginia Land Records (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48438 ); Ambrose Gowing and Catherine Goin; page 423. Surety: 4.

Gowen Research FoundationGowen Research Foundation, “Gowen Research Foundation,” database, Gowen Research Foundation (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/ ), Ambrose Gowen; http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/gowenms002.htm.

Gowen Research FoundationGowen Research Foundation, “Gowen Research Foundation,” database, Gowen Research Foundation (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/ )

From GRF Newsletter Apr 1997:

Ambrose Gowen Sold Cannons To Revolutionary Artillery

Ambrose Gowen, son of William Gowen and Catherine Gowen, was born about 1705 probably in Stafford County, Virginia. It is believed that he was the eldest son since he as-sumed the operation of the family farmland after the death of his father.

“Ambrose Gowing, Planter,” sold to [his mother] “Catherine Gowing” for oe20, land granted to “William Gowing, father of Ambrose,” November 12 1725. The deed was signed by “Ambrose Goin,” according to Stafford County Deed Book 1722Ä1728, page 354.

“On the 8th, 3rd month, 1726, Catherine Gowen leased to her son, “Ambrose Going of Stafford County, Overwharton Parish, planter, 100 acres on the branch issuing out of Pope’s Head Run said branch known as Rattlesnake Branch. It is believed that Catherine Gowen was remarried about 1728, husband’s name Padderson [or Patterson]. They appeared in adjoining Prince William County which was created in 1730 from Stafford County. Ambrose Gowen was not mentioned in the will of his mother written in 1739.

“Ambrose Gowan” of Henry County, Virginia sold to the government “four double fortified six-pounders,” March 3, 1776. On March 18, 1776 he “furnished wheat to the Hampton troops,” according to “Virginia Magazine of History & Biography,” Volume 28.

He may have been influenced to removed to Davidson County, North Carolina [later Tennessee] by William Gowen, regarded as his brother who arrived there in the winter of 1779. Ambrose Goins” appeared on a jury panel there April 5, 1786, but apparently did not long remain. His departure was a good decision; William Gowen was killed by Indians in 1790.

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