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”.)

He may have married a Mary Ann ____ (MNU).

Parents:

Children:  

  • James Gowen4 b. abt 1721 (living in Brunswick Co, Va by 1757)
  • Cave Gowen4 b. abt 1724 (In 1734 bound to James Vaughan in Brunswick, Va).
  • William Gowen4 b. abt 1727 of Truro Parish, Prince William Co, Va (In 1737 bound to John Straughan in Prince William Co, Va)
  • Thomas Gowen4 b. abt 1728 (In 1736 bound to Ralph Jackson in Brunswick, Va).
  • John Gowen4 b. abt 1729 (In 1736 bound to Ralph Jackson in Brunswick, Va).
  • Elsoner Gowen4 b. abt 1730 (In 1740 bound to Ralph Jackson in Brunswick, Va).
  • Drury Gowen4 b. abt 1731 (In 1740 bound to Ralph Jackson in Brunswick, Va)..

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. 1710 – 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
Dec’d 1725/26
Stafford Co, Va.
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1726 William Gowing (Goin?),
Dec’d 1726
Page 253, inventory; p. 269, estate A/c.
Stafford Co, Va.
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1727/28 – William Gowry
Page 268, Inventory
Stafford Co, Va.
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1739 May 21 – Catherine Patterson/Gowen wrote her will 21st, 5th month, 1739, – “Prince William County Will Book C”.  (NOTE:  Ambrose Gowing is not mentioned in the will, nor does he show up in the probate papers. This brings up several questions. Could Ambrose have died prior to 1739?  Or, was “Ambrose” a middle name of one of the other children?  John appears to be the oldest at this point, acting as executor.  John later owns the property that Ambrose was given previously – could “Ambrose” have been John’s middle name? Could it have been Alexander’s middle name? Is it possibly the middle name of the William Going of Granville County that moved to Spartanburg Co, SC? Or did Ambrose just move to a County where 50 years of records were destroyed and then reappear in records in Henry County, Va in 1776?

Another option to consider is that Catherine was not Ambrose’s mother – that her husband William had a prior wife who may have died prior to his marriage to Catherine. Catherine may have left Ambrose out of her will because he was not her son and had already received his inheritance from his father when William died).    

“I, Catherine Padderson, being sick and weak in body. 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 sixty-six acres, it being part of a tract containing one hundred and thirty-two acres. 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.”

 Catherin Padderson; Wits: Thomas Ford, Jane Ford, Ann Gladding”

“23, July, 1739. Presented in Court by John Going, sole executor herein named, who prayed certificate for obtaining a probate thereof, but it being suggested that the deceased’s husband is living, on the motion of the said John Going and giving security for his just and faithful administration of the said deceased’s estate, certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of administration.”

“Bond of John Going, William Scutt and John Hollis unto Denis McCarty, Gent., justice. For £100, 23 July, 1739. John Going is administrator of Catherine Padderson, deceased. John Going. John Hollis. William Scutt; Witness: John Bowie, 23 July, 1739, Acknowledged and Ordered”

Estate: will, 21 May 1739, , Prince William, Virginia, USA. 6 7 8 image from:
Library of Virginia, County and City Research in Virginia, County and City Records, Prince William County – http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/local/results_all.asp?CountyID=VA227 – Reel #18, Will Book, C, 1734 – 1744 c [ix] index, p. 7-526.
Estate: probate, 23 Jul 1739, , Prince William, Virginia, USA. 9 Catherine’s will accepted for probate and son John named admin.
Estate: inventory, 27 Aug 1739, , Prince William, Virginia, USA. 10 John Going presented, and the court recorded, the estate inventory on Aug 27 1739.
‘Apraisors’ were: Thos Ford, Thos Elzey, Richard Simpson. John Going admin
Estate: settlement, 27 Nov 1739, , Prince William, Virginia, USA. 11 Library of Virginia, County and City Research in Virginia, County and City Records, Prince William County – http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/local/results_all.asp?CountyID=VA227 – Reel #18, Will Book, C, 1734 – 1744 c [ix] index, p. 7-526.
Pattison Acct of Estate 1739. The Estate of Catherine Pattison decd
pd Edward Barry 116 [Truro Parish clerk]; pd Valentine Payton 364; pd Thomas Ford 40; pd Alexander Gowin 330; pd Susanna Gowin 250; William Dunlop; pd John Gowin 468
John Going presented the account and it was recorded Nov 27, 1739.
Prince William Co, Va.
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(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 misrepresented 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 FALSE. 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 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, NC (later Tennessee).

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:

(NOTE: The following information is on “Mary” Going and “Ann” Going which might have been the same person. 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.
additional info: in Research Notes is from: http://jg1758.blogspot.com/2012/08/newly-found-possibility-william-gowen.html
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

1740 June Ct: John Magoffe and Jane his wife Pltfs v. Anne Going Deft. In Trespass assault and battery. The deft being returned non est inventus (not found) on the motion of the plts by Clement Read their attorney an alias capias is awarded them against the said Deft returnable here the next Court. Brunswick Co Va court orders v 1, pgs 321 to 322.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9PH-CK7R?i=179&cat=274982

1740 June ct John Magoffe and Jane wife v Anne Going in Brunswick Co Va p1

1740 June ct John Magoffe and Jane wife v Anne Going in Brunswick Co Va p2

1740 Sept Ct: John Magoffe and Jane his wife v. Anne Going. In trespass assault and battery. The Deft being returned non est inventus (not found) upon the alias capias on the motion of the plts by their attorney apruries(sp?) . Capias is awarded them against the said Deft returnable the next Court. Brunswick Co Va court orders v 1, pg 353. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9PH-CKWW?i=195&cat=274982

1740 Sept ct John Magoffe and Jane wife v Anne Going in Brunswick Co Va

1740 Oct Ct: John Magoffe and Jane his wife Pltfs v Anne Going. For trespass assault and battery. Discontinued being agreed by the parties, and ordered that the Deft pay unto the Plts their costs. Brunswick Co Va court orders v 1, pg. 379. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9PH-CKQ8?i=208&cat=274982

1740 Oct ct John Magoffe and Jane wife v Anne Going 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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1752 Aug Court. Anne Gowen, Plaintiff against John Parnel & Mary his wife, Defts } In Trespass assault & battery & false imprisonment.
For reasons appearing to the Court, the suit is ordered to be dismissed.
Order books 2 and 1/2 A, 1752-1753. p. 206. Lunenburg County, Virginia
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4L-978Y-H?i=109&cat=398428

1765 Feb 15: Ann Groin (actually Ann GOIN), PLAT FOR 100 ACRES ON BROAD RIVER.
South Carolina. Pursuant to a warrant to me directed by John Troup Esq. DSG dated the 6th day Feb 1765. I have measured and laid out unto Ann Groin a tract of 100 acres of land on Broad River: Butting and bounding SE on said River and on all other sides by land not laid out, and hath suchs shape form and marks as and represented by the above plat. Certified the 15 day February 1765. Benjamin Farar DS
NB The river head is about 6 chains wide and 7 feet deep.
Series: S213184 Volume: 0007 Page: 00485 Item: 02
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

(NOTE: This survey of land is located on what later becomes “Fannens Creek” – which appears to be named after a “James Fannen” (also spelled Fanning, and Fenning) who received land in the area in 1763. Ann Gowen is marry a “James Fenney” in 1771. Fannens Creek is located across the Broad River from Lockhart’s Upper Shoals. In fact, Drury Going receives land in Union County, SC on Fannens Creek). See map of Fannen’s Creek below:

Fannens Creek in Union Co SC across from Lockharts Shoals

Fannens Creek in Union Co SC across from Lockharts Shoals

1765 June 21: Ann Groin, LAND GRANT FOR 100 ACRES ON BROAD RIVER.
Names indexed: GROIN, ANN Document type: LAND GRANT
Locations: BROAD RIVER, South Carolina.
Series: S213019 Volume: 0012 Page: 00362 Item: 000
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1765 July 15: Ann Groin, MEMORIAL FOR 100 ACRES ON BROAD RIVER.
Names indexed: GROIN, ANNE Document type: MEMORIAL
Locations: BROAD RIVER, South Carolina
Series: S111001 Volume: 0006 Page: 00504 Item: 004
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1768 Aug 2 – Land Plat for Robert Baglie, 100 acres in Craven County, on the South side of the Broad River, bounded N Westerly by Timcock Cannon’s land, and S Easterly by land granted to Ann Gowen. All other sides vacant.
Craven County, SC; Fairfield Co, SC (present day).
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1768 Oct 24: Robert Baylier, PLAT FOR 100 ACRES IN CRAVEN COUNTY.
South Carolina. Pursuant to a precept to me directed under the hand and seal of the … Egerton Leigh Esq Surv Genl dated the 2d day of Aug 1768, I have admeasured and laid out unto Robert Baylie a plantation or tract of land in Craven County containing 100 acres situate lying and being on the South side of Broad River, bounded Easterly by the land granted to Ann Gowen, and on all other sides by vacant land, and hath such shape form and marks as the above plat represents. Certified under my hand this 24th day of October 1768. W Wofford DS, Robert Bailey.
Ord: Co. Sept 1, 1772
Series: S213184 Volume: 0013 Page: 00103 Item: 03.
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1771 Oct 17 – Ann Goin was married October 17, 1771 to James Fenney, according to “South Carolina Marriages, 1688-1799.”
Name: James Fenney
Spouse: Ann Goin
Marriage Date: 17 Oct 1771
Source: South Carolina Marriages 1688-1799.
Ancestry.com. South Carolina, U.S., Compiled Marriage Index, 1641-1965 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2005.
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/30068614?h=cf91af

1772 Dec 16: Robert Bailey, MEMORIAL FOR 100 ACRES ON BROAD RIVER, CRAVEN COUNTY.
Names indexed: BAILEY, ROBERT; CANNON, SIMCOCK; ANN GOWEN Document type: MEMORIAL
Locations: BROAD RIVER; CRAVEN COUNTY, South Carolina.
Series: S111001 Volume: 0012 Page: 00037 Item: 003
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1792 Jan 21 – William Smith fr John Reid, bk D, p 318 Union Co, SC.
… between John Reid of the State of South Carolina Union County of the one part and William Smith of the State and County of the other part … confirmed unto the said William Smith … part of two tracts of land one of them granted to Ann Goin the 21st day of June 1765 … and the other granted to John Weedingman bearing the date the 12th day of Oct 1772 … the said land conveyed to the said John Reed by the said John Weedingman lying and being in the County of Union and next above Fannins Creek on Broad River bounded on the upper side by Geo Bailey’s land … on the bank of said Broad River and at the mouth of said Fannins Creek … to an oak on the Bank of said Broad River thence down the river to the beginning containing 150 acres … to the said William Smith …
Signed: John Reed
Wit: Elias Wright, William Reed, Obediah Kendrick
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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.

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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.
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[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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