1700-05 William Gowen of Granville Co, NC and Spartanburg Co, SC m. Sarah Allen

William Gowen b. 1700-05 – d. April 1792, m. Sarah Allen, Granville Co, NC, Spartanburg Co, SC
Places Lived:
Brunswick Co, Va (1746-1747) (Possible – not sure)
Granville Co, NC (1749 –
Spartanburg Co, SC (1782-1792 death)

(Link to page regarding various William “Going’s” and other variations of last name.  See this page to compare this William Goyens to other William Going variations that were in the VA, NC, or SC areas in the 1700s.  List is not complete, but I’ve listed those I know about so far:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/various-william-goings-different-ones/ ).

PARENTS:  Unknown

There is no evidence of who the parents are for this William Gowen.  Many researchers have assumed he is a child of William Gowen b. abt 1681 of Stafford County, Virginia.  But there are not documents that connect this William Gowen to him.  Nothing in probate, nothing in deed records.  Not even any evidence that this William Gowen actually ever lived in Stafford County, Virginia or in the “Northern Neck” of Virginia.

It may help if any male descendants of this particular William Gowen will take a Y-DNA test to see if they match the known descendants of William Gowen b. 1681 of Stafford County, Virginia – but to date, I have seen no results from Y-DNA tests from this line.

CHILDREN:

Joseph Gowen b. 1735
John “Buck” Gowen b. 1736 (Possible child or grandchild)
Anne Gowen Easley b. 1737 (Possible child or grandchild)
William Gowen Jr b. 1738
James Gowen b. 1740

SIBLINGS:   Unknown

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FACTS and EVENTS:

For additional information see these pages on this site:

Granville County, NC
Spartanburg County, Va
Greenville County, Va

The clusters of Going families that lived nearby in the 1750s were:

1) John Going b. about 1700 who married Mary Keith – his family lived in Lunenburg County, Virginia in the 1750s – in an area that later became Mecklenburg County, Virginia (This appears to be the John Going who was the son of William Going b. abt 1681 of Stafford County, Virginia).
2)  Drury Going and James Going who lived in Brunswick County, Virginia that later becomes Greensville County, Virginia.  (The parental line of Drury and James Going is unknown).
3) Edward Going, Michael Going, Thomas Going, and Joseph Going who were living further south in Granville County, North Carolina around the Tar River and Taylor’s Creek area (this appears to the be group of Going’s who came from Henrico and Hanover County, Virginia).
4) Alexander Going and his family who were living in the Orange County, North Carolina area.  (Alexander Going was another child of William Going b. 1681 of Stafford County, Virginia).
5)  William Gowen and his family who lived in the Bedford County,Virginia area.  (The parental line of this William Gowen is unknown).
6) William Going m. to Anna Statia Sullivan, Moses Going, and Aaron Going living in Goochland County, Virginia.  (The parental line of this William Going is unknown).
7) William Gowen and his family that lived in the “Grassy Creek” area of Granville County, North Carolina.  (The parental line of the “Grassy Creek” Going family is unknown).

(Note re Going/Gowen lines:  At least some of the Going/Gowen lines appear to have come out of Gloucester County and New Kent County, Virginia.  Unfortunately, records before the 1860s in Gloucester County, Virginia, and New Kent County, Virginia, have been destroyed.  Some state-wide records prior to the 1860s from those counties, for land grants, indicate that some Going families were living in those counties.  But since the county records were destroyed, it might not be possible to piece together where several of the above Going lines came from).

William Gowing (or Gowen) appears to have been born somewhere between 1700-1712.

GRANVILLE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA:

Estimated Birth Year – info used to estimate:  William Gowen’s first records found in Granville County, North Carolina are for his purchase of 910 acres of land on Grassy Creek in 1750 – this transaction would make him at least 21 years of age at this time – so born before 1729 based on this.  In 1753, William Gowen’s titheable shows him to have a son he must pay a tithe for – making his son at least 16 years of age in 1753 – meaning he was likely at least 21 years of age when he had this child – meaning William was born before 1716.   In 1754 the tithe record shows his son Joseph Gowen “independent” from his father William Gowen, meaning he was of age at that time (21 years) – based on this, it appears Joseph Gowen’s birth year would be 1733, and his father William Gowen to have been born before 1712.  John Gowing was a chain carrier for James Yancey – near Grassy Creek on Jonathans Creek in 1754 – meaning this John Gowing was at least 21 years of age already by this time, born before 1733.  William Going Jr was listed on William Going Sr’s tithe in 1757, meaning he must have turned 21 either that year or in 1756 making the birth year for William Going Jr around 1735.  James Going received a warrant for land in 1758, meaning his birth year was before 1737.

The records from Granville County, North Carolina on this page appear to be for William Gowen who ended up in  Spartanburg  (Click the above link to Granville County, North Carolina for all the Going type records found in Granville County, North Carolina).

There are two distinct “Going” families listed in Granville County, North Carolina.

One Going family lives on the northern border near Virginia – and is typically listed as “white” on the tithe records – they live on or near “Grassy Creek” and “Spewmarrow Creek” in Granville.  This is the family for the William Going listed on this page.

The other Going family is typically listed as mulatto on the tithe records.  They live in the south central part of Granville County on or near “Taylors Creek” or the “Tar River”.

I have tried to limit the records on this page to the William Going for this page.

1750 March 5 – Deed: purchse from Robert Jones, Jr, 5 Mar 1749/50, , Granville, North Carolina, USA.  “William Going “of Granville County” received a deed from Robert Jones, Jr, “attorney.” of Surry County, Virginia to 910 acres on both sides of Grassy Creek, on Williams’ line near the Virginia state line for £25 March 5, 1750, according to Granville County Deed Book A, page 343.” Granville Co, NC   1750 Wm Going fr Robert Jones Jr in Granville Co NC (Book A p. 343)   https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99CR-26DD?i=123&cat=360398 ,  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9C5-X9GG?i=262&cat=360398

1751 William Going 2 tithes unk Granville Co NC.  http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Granville.htm

1751 (Lists do not seem to be complete, and give no racial breakdown, but do appear to tax mixed-race wives in most cases List of Saml Henderson; William Going 2, Granville Co, NC.  http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1753 List of Robert Harris (“one of his lists”)
George Anderson 0 1
William Going and his son 2 0
Robt. Mitchell, John Going 2 tithes
List of Osborn Jeffreys
Robert Davis 0 1
Thomas Going 1 1
Michal Going 0 1
Edward Going 0 1
List of Lemuel Lanier
Thomas Going 1
Michall Going 1
Michall Going 1
Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html ,  http://www.mindspring.com/~baumbach/1753tax01.htm ,  http://www.mindspring.com/~baumbach/1753tax01.htm

1754 Oct 18 – Capt John Sallis’ Company:
47. WILLIAM GOWEN
78. JOSEPH GOWEN
Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1754 Oct 29 – Title: Yancey, James. Granville Co. Provenance: Class: State Records [Collection], Group: Secretary of State Record Group; Series: Granville Proprietary Land Office: Land Entries, Warrants, and Plats of Survey; Box: Granville County, Wh-Z; Years: 1754, 1755, 1760; Creator: Secretary of State, Office of Granville Proprietary Land OfficeSecretary, Office of the; Call Number: S.108.270—S.108.283; Location: MFR; MARS Id: 12.12.40.66 (Folder); Genres / Forms: Warrants, Warrants, Plats, Deeds; Scope / Contents: Warrant: 1754 October 29. 640 acres. Descriptive references for land: Jonathan Creek Warrant: 1754 October 29. 640 acres. Descriptive references for land: Jonathan Creek Plat: 1755 February 14. 618 acres. Descriptive references for land: Jonathan Creek; Chain carriers: John Gowing, Bartlet Yancey. Surveyor: Sherwood Haywood Deed: 1760 March 14. Note: The first warrant (no. 321) is marked “Now Land to be found.” For deed see 12.13.61.16. Granville Co, NC. (Note:  Described in other Granville deeds as being on the dividing line between North Carolina and Virginia – also some transactions involving Robert Jones and Jonathan’s Creek – so this would belong in the Grassy Creek area it appears)
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html , http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/DisplaySearchResult.aspx ,   1754 Oct 29 – James Yancy survey for 640 acres on Jonathan Creek on John Stoval line and Clayton line. Chain carriers: John Gowing, Bartlet Yancey. Granville County, NC.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89WK-C5CX?i=217&cat=695114

1754 James Yancey survey for 640 acres w John Gowing as chain carrier Granville Co NC

1754 James Yancey warrant for 640 acres Granville Co NC

1754 James Yancey survey with James Gowens warrant for 640 acres attached for 1758 in Granville Co NC

1755 summary list (from microfilm) C.044.70012 NC Archives
Thomas Going 0/1/1
Edward Gowen 0/1/1
Michael Gowen 0/1/1
Joseph Gowen 0/1/1
William Going & Son Joseph 2/0/2
Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html , https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLF-D9YG-R?i=9&cat=353959 , https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLF-D9YL-C?i=10&cat=353959

1755 Mar – Robert Jones v William Going – In this action of trespass on the case between Robert Jones Jr Plt and William Going Deft a jury being elected tryed and sworn well and truly to enquire of the damages upon their oath do say as follows – We find for the Plt two pounds eleven shillings and seven pences sterl damages. Wherefore it is considered by the Court that the Plt recover agt the Deft the damages afsd in form afsd assessed with costs. Minutes 1754-1764. pg 11 Granville Co, NC
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLK-ZS7G-5?i=27&cat=157946

1755 March 4 – William Eaton Jr and Co v. William Going – In the action of trespass on the case between William Eaton Junr and Co and William Going Deft a jury being elected tryed and sworn well and truly to enquire of the damages upon their oath do say that they find for the Plt forty three shillings and eleven pence sterl damages. Wherefore it is considered by the Court that the Plt recover agt the Deft the damages aforesd in form aforesd assessed with costs. Minutes 1754-1764. pg 17 Granville Co, NC.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLK-ZS72-T?i=32&cat=157946

1755 Sept 5 – Military: militia muster, 5 Sep 1755, Granville, North Carolina, USA. “On October 8, 1754 William Gowen and Joseph Gowen appeared in a militia company commanded by Capt. John Sallis in Granville County. The company was part of a regiment commanded by Col. William Eaton. The two appeared on the company’s muster roll dated September 5, 1755, according to “Colonial Granville County and Its People” by Ray.” Granville, NC Militia

1755 Dec 17 – Court, 17 Dec 1755, Granville, North Carolina, USA. 2 “A charge of trespassing was filed against “William Gowen” December 17, 1755 by William Eaton, Jr, according to “Court Minutes of Granville County, North Carolina” by Zoe Hargett Gwynn. On March 1, 1757 he was sued by Charles Trumbull.”  Granville Co, NC

1756 March 4-“James Going” received a land grant from the Earl of Granville March 4, 1756, according to Granville County Deed Book E, page 439. Granville Co, NC,  1756 James Going fr Earl Granville in Granville Co NC (Book E p. 439)  It appears that William Gowen‘s son, James “Going” may have received land on 1760 November 29.  James Going received a patent to 529 acres in Granville County located in St. John’s parish, “adjoining Winnirgum’s line, Melone’s line and Robert’s line,” according to Surveyor’s Book 14, page 108. The survey was signed by James Gowen and Joseph Gowen. “William Going, sworn chain carrier” was a witness.  Granville County, NC – (Grassy Creek area)
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.66.1119&qid=82710&rn=10
(WILLIAM, JOSEPH, and JAMES – these appear to be William Gowen b. 1706’s children) (Note:  There was a John Willingham and Thomas Willingham – but no Winningum family.  The Willingham’s both lived on Grassy Creek.  Additionally, the warrant for James Going’s grant was for Jonathan’s Creek, which was very near Grassy Creek – along the Virginia and North Carolina state lines).
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89CR-26C6?i=124&cat=360398
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9C5-X92Z?mode=g&i=361&cat=360398

1756 James Going fr Earl Granville in Granville Co NC

1760 May 1 survey for James Going 529 acres . . . Wharton’s Branch, by Winnigums line, Chain carriers: William Going and Luke Sanders. 1760 Nov 29 – James Going – 529 acres index card no 1078
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9WN-M9SL-T?i=1653&cat=695114
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9WK-C5FG?i=210&cat=695114  (Shuck w doc) 1760 Nov 29 – Title: File No. 1078, James Going; Parent Records: State Records; Secretary of State Record Group; Land Office: Land Warrants, Plats of Survey, and Related Records; Granville County; Years: 1760; Call Number: S.108.718; Frames:201-202; Site: Archives Search Room (Raleigh); MARS Id: 12.14.66.1120 (Folder); Genres / Forms: Plats. Land Grant Info: Acres: 229; Grant Number: 114; Issued: Nov. 29, 1760; Book, Page: 14:108; Location: On Whartons Branch; Granville Co, NC;  1760 Nov 29 – Title: Gowen, James. Granville Co. Provenance: Class: State Records [Collection]; Group: Secretary of State Record Group; Series: Granville Proprietary Land Office: Granville Grants of Deed; Box: Granville Co. Years: 1760;  Creator: Secretary of State, Office of Granville Proprietary Land Office Secretary, Office of the; Call Number: SSLG 61J;  Location: MFR; MARS Id: 12.13.61.27 (Folder); Genres / Forms: Deeds, Plats, Indexes; Scope / Contents: November 29, 1760 529 acres Location: On Whartons Branch beg. at a red oak 2 copies Deed #114; Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html ;  1760 November 29 – James Going received a patent to 529 acres in Granville County located in St. John’s parish, “adjoining Winnirgum’s line, Melone’s line and Robert’s line,” according to Surveyor’s Book 14, page 108. “William Going, sworn chain carrier” was a witness. NC  http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.66.1119&qid=82710&rn=10

The warrant for James Gowen’s land grant for 640 acres was found in the shuck for James Yancey’s 1754 land grant:  1754 Oct 29 – James Yancy survey for 640 acres on Jonathan Creek on John Stoval line and Clayton line. Chain carriers: John Gowing, Bartlet Yancey (see above). Granville County, NC.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89WK-C5CX?i=217&cat=695114

1754 James Yancey survey with James Gowens warrant for 640 acres attached for 1758 in Granville Co NC

1757 Tax List of Richard Harris
William Gowen List Son Joseph & William 3 0
List of Samuel Henderson
Joseph Gowen 1
Gideon Gowen 1
List of Gid. Macon
Thos: Goeing, Jno. Seemore [torn]
List Retd. by William Johnson [shf.]: perhaps insolvents
Chrisr. Goin 1
Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1757 Sept 6 – Charles Turnbull v. William Gowen – In the action of Trespass on the case between Charles Turnbull Plt and William Gowen Deft a jury being elected tried and sworn well and truly to enquire of the damages upon their oath do say that they find for the Plt fourteen pounds three shillings and a penny sterl damages. Wherefore it is considered by this Court that the Plt recover agt the Deft the damages afsd in form afsd wth Costs. Minutes 1754-1764. pg 43 Granville Co, NC.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLK-ZS7G-Q?i=54&cat=157946

1757 Sept 6 – James Boyd v William Gowen – In the action of Trespass between James Boyd Plt and William Gowen Deft, Andrew Hampton and Jatude Yancey the arbitrators formerly appointed by consent of the parties now present their report via this award that the Deft shall pay unto the Plt fifteen shillings proct money. Wherefore it is considered by this Court that the Plt recover agt the Deft the said sum with costs. Minutes 1754-1764. pg 46 Granville Co, NC.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLK-ZS7G-V?i=56&cat=157946

1758 List of Jas. Yancey; William Gowing, son William 2 0; Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1758 June 19: William Gowen of Granville, North Carolina conveys to William Allen of Hanover County, Virginia 450 acres of land being part of a tract of 910 acres lying on both sides of Grassy Creek in a location where William Allen now dwells, along south side of Grassy Creek. Wits: Jno Bowie, Jonath Knight. Signed: William Gowen and Sarah Gowen. Proved up by John Bowie on June 20, 1758.  (Book C Letter G from 1756 to 1760 – p. 469 and 474).  Granville County, North Carolina
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9C5-FQYG?i=367&cat=360398
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89C5-YCKT?mode=g&i=123&cat=360398
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Y-P93P?i=203&cat=360398
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-8983-F2FV?mode=g&i=497&cat=360398  1758 June 19 William Gowen and wife Sarah Gowen to William Allen 455 acres Wits:  John Bowie, Jonathan Knight.  Granville Co NC index (Book C Letter G from 1756 to 1760 – p. 469 and 474)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89C5-YCKT?mode=g&i=123&cat=360398
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Y-P93P?i=203&cat=360398
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-8983-F2FV?mode=g&i=497&cat=360398

1758 June 19: William Gowen of Granville County, NC to Drury Allen of Lunenburg County, Virginia conveys 450 acres of land to Drury Allen on both sides of Grassy Creek, being part of the 910 acre tract upon which the above William Allen his brother have divided betwixt themselves. Wits: Jno Bowie, Jonath Knight. Signed: William Gowen.Proved up by John Bowie on June 20, 1758. (Book C Letter G from 1756 to 1760 – p. 470 and 471). Granville County, North Carolina.  https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9C5-FQGV?i=368&cat=360398    1758 June 19 Wm Gowen to Drury Allen of Lunenburg County, Virginia 455 acres of 910 acre survey, other half to his brother William Allen.  Wits: John Bowie, Johnathan Knight.   Granville Co NC index (Book C Letter G from 1756 to 1760 – p. 469 and 474)  https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89C5-YCKT?mode=g&i=123&cat=360398 ,  https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Y-P93P?i=203&cat=360398 , https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-8983-F2FV?mode=g&i=497&cat=360398

1760 Feb 7 – Title: William Gowin. Granville Co. Provenance: Class: State Records [Collection]; Group: Secretary of State Record Group; Series: Granville Proprietary Land Office: Land Entries, Warrants, and Plats of Survey; Box: Granville County, Go-Har; Years: 1758, 1760; Creator: Secretary of State, Office of Granville Proprietary Land Office Secretary, Office of the; Call Number: S.108.270—S.108.283; Location: MFR; MARS Id: 12.12.30.6 (Folder); Genres / Forms: Warrants, Plats, Deeds; Scope / Contents: Warrant: 1758 September 4. 640 acres. Descriptive references for land: Aarons Creek, Spring Branch Plat: 1760 May 21. 630 acres. Descriptive references for land: Aarons Creek
Chain carriers: John Pettypool, John Senford; Surveyor: Thomas Person Deed: 1760 December 2; Note: Warrant validated for six additional months on February 7, 1760, because its execution had been prevented by the “late Disturbances.” Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1760 April 21 – Title: Barrett, Jonathan. Granville Co. Provenance: Class: State Records [Collection]; Group: Secretary of State Record Group; Series: Granville Proprietary Land Office: Land Entries, Warrants, and Plats of Survey; Box: Granville County, A-Be; Years: 1760, 1754; Creator: Secretary of State, Office ofGranville Proprietary Land OfficeSecretary, Office of the; Call Number: S.108.270–S.108.283; Location: MFR; MARS Id: 12.12.25.41 (Folder); Genres / Forms: Land entries, Warrants, Plats, Deeds; Scope / Contents: Land Entry: 1760 April 21. 700 acres.
Descriptive references for land: Island Creek, Nathaniel Henderson. Warrant: 1754 January 30. 640 acres.
Descriptive references for land: Thomas Cook, Spewmarrow Creek Plat: 1754 May 28. 645 acres. Descriptive references for land: Spewmarrow Creek, Thomas Cook, William Gowing; Chain carriers: William Gregg, John Ozbin; Surveyor: Sherwood Haywood Deed: 1760 November 28; Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1760 Dec 2: Earl of Granville to William Gowine of Granville County, North Carolina, planter. 650 acres of land located on the Dogwood Spring Branch, bounded by land of Charles Harris. Wits: Thos Jones. Will Hurst. Robt Eyre, Isaac Edwards. Signed: Thomas Child. Proved up by Isaac Edwards in Aug Ct 1762. (Book E p. 440, p 447-448). Granville County, North Carolina.  1760 Dec 2 – William Gowen receives 667 acres adjacent to Johnson, Stovall, in Granville County, NC, 1760 Dec 2 – Title: Gowen, William. Granville Co. Provenance: Class: State Records [Collection]; Group: Secretary of State Record Group; Series: Granville Proprietary Land Office: Granville Grants of Deed; Box: Granville Co.; Years: 1760  Creator: Secretary of State, Office ofGranville Proprietary Land Office Secretary, Office of the; Call Number: SSLG 40A; Location: MFR; MARS Id: 12.13.40.2 (Folder); Genres / Forms: Deeds, Plats, Indexes; Scope / Contents: December 2, 1760 667 acresLocation: Beginning at a pine 2 copies Deed #160; Granville Co, NC.  1760 Dec 2 – William Gowen – Granville County, NC – 667 acs; Adj: Johnson, Stovall, Granville County, NC
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.66.282&qid=82718&rn=8
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html  and . . . 1760 Dec 2 – William Gowen  receives 650 acres adjacent to Charles Harris land in Granville Co, NC:  1760 Dec 2 – Title: File No. 283, William Gowen; Parent Records: State Records; Secretary of State Record Group; Land Office: Land Warrants, Plats of Survey, and Related Records; Granville County; Years: 1760; Call Number: S.108.717; Frames:679; Site: Archives Search Room (Raleigh); MARS Id: 12.14.66.281 (Folder); Personal Names: Gowen, William, Harris, Charles; Note: There were no documents in the shuck at time of filming. Land Grant Info: Acres:650; Grant Number: 150; Issued: Dec. 2, 1760; Book, Page: 11:365; Location: Beginning at a white oak on Charles Harris line, Granville Co, NC.  http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html , https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89CR-26C6?i=124&cat=360398 , https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9C5-X92Z?mode=g&i=361&cat=360398 , https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99C5-X9G7?mode=g&i=367&cat=360398

1760 Dec 2 land grant to William Gowen two grants
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.66.282&qid=82718&rn=8  1760 Wm Going fr Earl Granville in Granville Co NC (Book E p. 440, p 447-448)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89CR-26C6?i=124&cat=360398
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9C5-X92Z?mode=g&i=361&cat=360398
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99C5-X9G7?mode=g&i=367&cat=360398  1760 Dec 2 – William Gowen – index card no 283, 650 acres, Grant 150, Bk 11 pg 365.
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https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9WK-C4PK?i=686&cat=695114(empty shuck)

1760 Dec 2 – Title: File No. 284, William Gowen; Parent Records: State Records; Secretary of State Record Group; Land Office: Land Warrants, Plats of Survey, and Related Records; Granville County; Years: 1760; Call Number: S.108.717; Frames:680; Site: Archives Search Room (Raleigh); MARS Id: 12.14.66.282 (Folder); Personal Names: Gowen, William.  Land Grant Info: Acres:667; Grant Number: 160; Issued: Dec. 2, 1760; Book, Page: 11:365; Location: Beginning at pine running Et. 340 pole; Granville Co, NC.   http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html , 1760 Dec 2 – William Gowen – Granville County, NC – 667acs; Adj: Johnson, Stovall, Granville County, NC
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.66.282&qid=82718&rn=8  1760 Dec 2 – Wm Going fr Earl Granville 667 acres in Granville Co NC (Book E p. 440, p 447-448)
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https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99C5-X9G7?mode=g&i=367&cat=360398  1760 Dec 2 – William Gowen – index card no 284, 667 acres, grant 160, Bk 11, pg 365, Granville Co, NC
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1761 March 4 – Title: William Gowin. Granville Co. Provenance: Class: State Records [Collection]; Group: Secretary of State Record Group; Series: Granville Proprietary Land Office: Land Entries, Warrants, and Plats of Survey; Box: Granville County, Go-Har; Years: 1761, 1762; Creator: Secretary of State, Office ofGranville Proprietary Land OfficeSecretary, Office of the; Call Number: S.108.270—S.108.283; Location: MFR; MARS Id: 12.12.30.7 (Folder); Genres / Forms: Land entries, Warrants, Plats, Deeds; Scope / Contents: Land Entry: 1761 March 4. 700 acres. Descriptive references for land: William Allen, Drewry Allen, James; Smith, Jonathan Barret Warrant: 1761 March 4. 700 acres.
Descriptive references for land: William Allen, Drewry Allen, James; Smith, Jonathan Barret. Plat: 1761 August 27. 640 acres. Descriptive references for land: Spewmarrow Creek; Chain carriers: John McCargan, William Allen, Jr. Surveyor: Thomas Person Deed: 1762 February 6. Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html   1762 Feb 6 – William Gowen receives 640 acs on both sides of Spew Marrow Creek adjacent to Allen’s line in Granville County, NC.  

1762 land grant for WIlliam Gowen for 640 acres
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.66.296&qid=82718&rn=9

1762 October 4 – Land: sold 640 acres, 4 Oct 1762, , Granville, North Carolina, USA. “William Gowen sold 640 acres of his land to James Smith on Spewmarrow Cr October 4, 1762, according to Granville County Deed Book F, page 382. Granville Co, NC.    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9C5-X9L?i=302&cat=360398

1764 Aug In the action of debt between Darwin Elwick Plt and James Gowen Deft, Richard Henderson by virtue of a power of attorney from the Deft confesses judgment to the Plt for fifteen pounds eleven shillings proc money to be discharged on payment of Seven pounds fifteen shillings and six pence like money with lawful interest thereon from the — day of — 176- till the same shall be paid. Wherefore it is considered by the Court that the Plt recover agt the Deft the said sum with costs. Minutes 1754-1764. pg 107 Granville Co, NC.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLK-ZS72-L?i=91&cat=157946

1765 Feb – In the suit on a Pet and summons between Robert Hutchings Plt and William Gowen Deft the Deft failing to appear on the Plt motion judgment is greanted him agst the Deft for three pounds fifteen shillings and ten pence procd money to be discharged on payment of like money with interest thereon from the — day of — till the same shall be paid. Wherefore it is considered by the Court that the Plt recover agst the Deft the said sum with costs. Minutes 1754-1764. pg 116 Granville Co, NC.
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1765 May – Court: jury, May 1765, Granville, North Carolina, USA.  William Gowen, Joseph Gowen and John Gowen were included in a jury panel in May 1765, according to Granville County Court minutes.” Granville Co, NC

1765 Aug 7 – Land: deed 350 acres to son Joseph, 7 Aug 1765, Granville, North Carolina, USA. “On August 7, 1765 “William Gowing of Granville County deeded 350 acres “to loving son Joseph Gowing,” according to Granville County Deed Book H, page 28-29. A sheriff’s sale took another 350 acres of his land for debt February 5, 1767, according to Granville County Deed Book H, page 228.” Granville Co, NC.  1765 Jos Gowen fr Wm Gowen in Granville Co NC (Book H p. 28)
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1767 Feb 5, A sheriff’s sale took another 350 acres of William Gowing’s land for debt February 5, 1767, according to Granville County Deed Book H, page 228.”  Granville Co, NC  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9C5-6CW1?i=160&cat=360398

1767 Oct 7: Joseph Gowin of Granville County, North Carolina to Isaac Winfree same, 350 acres in Granville County, bounded by William Gowin’s old line. Wits: John Cunningham. Signed: Joseph Gowin. Proved up by John Cunningham in the November Court 1767.  p. 359-361. Granville County, North Carolina.   1767 Oct 11 Joseph Gowin 350 acres to Isaac Winfree in Granville Co NC (Book H Letter G p. 359)
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SOUTH CAROLINA: 

William Gowen and his children begin showing up in the Spartanburg County, Greenville County,

1766 Nov 4: William Goging 100 acres of land on the Saludy or Little River – Petition of land from South Carolina Council.  Plat drawn with it on Browns Fork of Rabaurn branch, all sides vacant. Certified 28 Jan 1767. Craven Co, South Carolina.

1766 Dec 3 – Joseph Gowen survey 250 acs of land next to John Easley’s and also bounded by Joseph Gorson, survey on North side of the Tyger River in Craven County, SC. SC Land Trans – Craven County, SC. The Tyger River basin is in area running between Spartanburg, Greenville, and Union SC.   http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=107088  (Easely is name of Anne Gowen Easely’s husband).  1767 Feb 17: EASELEY, JOHN, PLAT FOR 250 ACRES IN CRAVEN COUNTY.
Series: S213184 Volume: 0015 Page: 00020 Item: 02.  Names indexed: EASELEY, JOHN; ELLIOTT, THOMAS; GOWEN, JOSEPH; TROUP, JOHN; WOFFORD, JAMES
Document type: PLAT Locations: CRAVEN COUNTY; TYGER RIVER, South Carolina.
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1767 Feb 17: JOHN EASELEY, PLAT FOR 250 ACRES IN CRAVEN COUNTY.
Series: S213184 Volume: 0015 Page: 00020 Item: 02. Names indexed: EASELEY, JOHN; ELLIOTT, THOMAS; JOSEPH GOWEN; TROUP, JOHN; WOFFORD, JAMES
Document type: PLAT Locations: CRAVEN COUNTY; TYGER RIVER, South Carolina.
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1769 Oct 3 – Joseph Gowen survey for 300 acres in Craven County on N side of Tyger River and bounded on N side by Thomas Fletcher’s land.   http://battleofcamden.org/1773sc.jpg ).   Craven Co., SC.
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=108650  1771 Dec 23: GOWEN, JOSEPH, LAND GRANT FOR 300 ACRES IN CRAVEN COUNTY.Series: S213019 Volume: 0024 Page: 00539 Item: 000.  Names indexed: GOWEN, JOSEPH.  Document type: LAND GRANT Locations: CRAVEN COUNTY, South Carolina.  1771 Dec 23: Joseph Gowen recd 300 acres on N side of Tygar River bounded by Thos Fletcher, cert on Sept 3, 1771, granted Dec 23, 1771, witnessed by James Wofford on March 21, 1772. Recorded Feb 2, 1773. Craven Co, South Carolina.  http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=66263   1770 Feb 19: GOWEN, JOSEPH, PLAT FOR 300 ACRES IN CRAVEN COUNTY.  Series: S213184 Volume: 0016 Page: 00174 Item: 01  Names indexed: BREMAR, JOHN; FLETCHER, THOMAS; GOWEN, JOSEPH; WOFFORD, JAMES  Document type: PLAT Locations: CRAVEN COUNTY; TYGER RIVER, South Carolina.
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http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=108650 (Images)  1772 March 21:  JOSEPH GOWEN, MEMORIAL FOR 300 ACRES ON TYGAR RIVER, CRAVEN COUNTY. Series: S111001 Volume: 0011 Page: 00171 Item: 002  Names indexed: FLETCHER, THOMAS; GOWEN, JOSEPH  Document type: MEMORIAL Locations: CRAVEN COUNTY; TYGER RIVER, South Carolina.
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1772 Feb 2 – John Gowen received a royal grant of 100 acres.  The survey order was given February 2, 1773, according to”South Carolina Archives, Colonial Plats,” Volume 16, page 173:  “South Carolina, Ninety Six District Pursuant to a pre­cept from under the hand and seal of John Bremar, Esquire, Deputy Surveyor General dated February second day, 1773, I have admeasured and laid out unto John Gowan a plantation or tract of land containing one hundred acres situate lying on the North side of Tyger River bounded Eastwardly by Daniel Bush’s land, Northward by vacant land, Westwardly by Tyger river and hath such shape, form and marks as the above plat rep­resents.  Given under my hand this 20th day of March, 1773. Andrew Thompson, Deputy Surveyor” Map shows this to be future Spartanburg County: http://battleofcamden.org/1773sc.jpg 96th Dist, SC

1773 Feb 2 – William Gowan, Junior received 100 acres on the South Fork of the Pacolet River, bound on all sides by vacant land. District 96, North Carolina, USA.  “William Gowen District 96, South Carolina. Dist 96, SC.
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=108673  1773 May 4: WILLIAM GOWAN, PLAT FOR 100 ACRES ON PACOLET RIVER. Series: S213184 Volume: 0016 Page: 00182 Item: 03 Names indexed: BREMAR, JOHN; GOWAN, WILLIAM; THOMPSON, ANDREW. Document type: PLAT Locations: CRAVEN COUNTY; PACOLET RIVER, South Carolina.
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http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=108673(Image)  1774 Dec 8: WILLIAM GOWAN, LAND GRANT FOR 100 ACRES ON PACKOLET RIVER.  Series: S213019 Volume: 0034 Page: 00286 Item: 000  Names indexed: GOWAN, WILLIAM Document type: LAND GRANT Locations: PACOLET RIVER, South Carolina.    http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=72309  1775 June 20: WILLIAM GOWAN, MEMORIAL FOR 100 ACRES ON PACOLET RIVER. Series: S111001 Volume: 0013 Page: 00516 Item: 003 Names indexed: GOWAN, WILLIAM Document type: MEMORIAL Locations: PACOLET RIVER, South Carolina
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1773 March 20 –John Gowan received 100 acres on Tyger River. Bounded E by Daniel Bushs land, W by Tyger River, and N by vacant land.  Series: S213184 Volume: 0016 Page: 00173 Item: 02 Names indexed: BREMAR, JOHN; BUSH, DANIEL; GOWAN, JOHN; THOMSON, ANDREW  Document type: PLAT Locations: NINETY SIX DISTRICT; TYGER RIVER, South Carolina.
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1774 Aug 19 – John Gowen 100 acres in Craven County. – The land lay in a part of District 96 in February 1773 which was in Craven County at the time of the grant which was dated, according to”South Carolina Archives, Royal Grants,” Volume 32, page 205.  Later the land was located in Greenville County, South Carolina.  The grant was recorded in Greenville County Deed Book 32, page 205.
“South Carolina, George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth, To All To Whom These Presents shall come, Greeting: Know ye, that we of our special Grace, certain Knowledge and mere Motion, have given and granted, and by these Presents, for us, our heirs and successors, Do Give and Grant unto John Gowen, his heirs and assigns, a plantation or tract of land containing One hundred acres situate in Craven County, bounding East on Daniel Bush and West on Tyger River, And hath such shape, form and marks, as appear by a plat thereof, hereunto annexed:  Together with all woods, underwoods, timber and timber-trees, lakes, ponds, fishings, waters, water-courses, profits, commodities, appurtenances and hereditaments whatsoever, thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining: Together with privilege of hunting, hawking and fowling in and upon the same, and all mines and minerals whatsoever; saving and reserving nevertheless, to us, our heirs and successors, all white pine trees, if any there should be found growing thereon: And also saving and reserving nevertheless to us, our heirs and successors, our heirs and successors, one tenth-part of mines of gold and silver only: To have and to hold the said tract of One hundred acres of land and all and singular other the premises hereby granted unto the said John Gowen, his heirs and assigns for ever, in free and common foccage, the said John Gowen, his heirs and assigns yielding and paying therefor unto us, our heirs, and successors, or to our Receiver General for the time being, or to his Deputy of Deputies for the time being, yearly, that is to say on the twenty-fifth day of March, in every year, at the rate of three shillings sterling, or four shillings proclamation money for every hundred acres, and so in proportion according to the number of acres, contained herein; the same to commence at the expiration of two years from the date hereof.  Provided always, and this present Grant is upon condition, nevertheless, that the said John Gowen, his heirs or assigns shall and do yearly, and every year, after the date of the presents, clear and cultivate at the rate of three acres for every hundred acres of land, and so in proportion to the number of acres herein contained; And also shall and do enter a minute or docket of these our letters patent in the office of our Auditor-General for the time being in our said Province within six months from the date hereof: And upon condition, that if the said rent hereby reserved, shall happen to be in arrears and unpaid for the space of three years from the time it shall become due and no distress can be found on the said lands, tenements and hereditaments hereby granted: or if the said John Gowen his heirs or assigns shall neglect to clear and cultivate yearly and every year at the rate of three acres for every hundred acres of land, and so in proportion, according to the number of acres contained, or if a minute or docket of these our letters patent shall not be entered in the office of our Auditor-General for the time being, in our said Province, within six months from the date hereof, that then and in any of these cases, this patent Grant shall cease, and determine and be utterly void.  Lands, tenements and hereditaments hereby granted and every part and parcel thereof, shall revert to us, our heirs and successors, as fully and absolutely, as if the same had never been granted.
Given under the Great Seal of our Said Province. Witness the Honorable William Bull, Esquire, Lt. Governor and Commander in chief in and over our said Province of South-Carolina, this Nineteenth Day of August Anno Dom. 1774 in the Fourteenth Year of our Reign. [L.M.S.] Williams Bull; Signed by his Honor, the Lt. Governor in Council And hath thereunto a plat thereof annexed, representing the same certified by John Bremar, Deputy Surveyor-General. May 20, 1773.  Thomas Winstanley, GCC”Series: S213019 Volume: 0032 Page: 00205 Item: 000 Greenville Co., SC   http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=71015

1778 Feb – Capt. John Gowen and his troops appeared in District 96 in February 1778 on military duty.  His brother-in-law John Bearden filed a pension application, recorded in “Kings Mountain Manuscripts,” Volume 2, page 239:
“Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of an Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832. State of Tennessee, Bedford County John Bearden, Senior, a resident of this county and aged eighty-nine [89] years, two [2] months, four [4] days. Entered service of United States under following officers and served as here stated.  Born in Spottsylvania County, Virginia, March 11, 1744, agreeable to his family record, but has no record of it at this time.  He says he entered the service of the United States as a private and volunteered in a company of rangers, or spies, commanded by Capt. Joseph Wofford and Lt. D. Graham, Spartanburg District, South Carolina some time in the month of April, 1777, the precise day he cannot recollect.  He was marched to a fort on the head of Enoree River to Prince’s Fort, and there was stationed, but was frequently out on a scouting or spying expeditions against the Cherokee Indians and a Tory family named Bates.  [The town of Batesville, South Carolina is located 10 miles east of Greenville on the Enoree River.]  Four in number: William, Harry, Isaac and their father–who were skulking about with the Indians, were frequently engaged with the Indians in murders of frontier settlers; and there remained in service until some time in January, 1778, when he was dismissed agreeable to orders.  Thinks in February, 1778 he volunteered again and joined a company of spies or rangers under command of Captain John Gowen, and marched to a fort on the south side of the Pacolet River [probably near present-day Landrum, South Carolina] and was frequently raiding on the frontier settlement on the Tyger River.
He states that on one of the scouting expeditions he was on, Captain Gowen arrested and took prisoner two men, one by the name of Fanning, the other by name of Smith; that they brought them back into a white settlement [probably Gowensville] and delivered them up to a magistrate, as they were both Tories, and both had stolen horses, each taken from a Mr. James Ford and a Mr. John Patten.  Deponent says he was marched back to the last-mentioned fort [near Landrum] on the south fork of the Pacolet River, where he remained in service until some time in the month of August, 1778, and was again dismissed, it being thought and frequently said by Captain Gowen that the Indians had become quiet and that there was no further use for the troops at that time.  He states that he served in the last-mentioned town [Landrum] not less than six months.
Deponent further says that he removed shortly after that into Union District, S.C, and there entered the service of the United States again, about one week before the siege of Ninety-Six.  That he was marched off that place a drafted soldier and was in the engagement at that place.
He says he was then transferred from Captain Blassingame’s company and marched through the country in a different direction in search of a band of Tories under the command of Jesse Gray.  That he continued in service under the last-mentioned captain a tour of duty of not less than four months, and says he was finally dismissed from service, after serving in all, a tour of actual service of not less than nine months, for which he claims a pension.
Applicant says he remained a citizen of South Carolina until 1824 when he removed to Bedford County, Tennessee, where he now lives.  He further says that he was not acquainted with any regular officers with the troops when he served or any regiment of regulars whatever.   s/s John Bearden”.  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms007.htm

1779 February 6 –”I hereby appoint Captn. John Gowin Commissary in the north part of the Indian line in the name of Edward Hampton [one word illegible] to wit, at Gowins and Hamilton Stations, with power to impress provisions if not to be bought.  Given under my hand the 6th day of February 1779.   John Thomas” South Carolina.  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms007.htm

1779 Aug 21 – “Public Dr to John Gowen: Captain John Gowen this Day made Oath that he supplyed the Militia on the line with the above Mentioned Provisions.  Sworn to before me this 21st August, 1779. W. Wofford  TO John Gowen Captn. Gowen made Oath that he never before made any return of the above account nor received any pay in part nor in full. Sworn to the 27th of May 1783 Before me. Bayliss Earle, J.P.”  South Carolina http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms007.htm

TENNESSEE and SOUTH CAROLINA:

1780/81: David Goins (variously Goin, Goings), killed by Indians at Mansker’s Station. He had slept late on the morning Mansker’s Station was broken up and was shot in bed by Indians shooting through the portholes. [ref. 44a]. Davidson County, North Carolina (Later Tennessee)
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1780 April 7 TN transferred by Thomas Henry to Ebinezar Titus the 11th November adjoining the lines of Ebenezar Titus, William Gowen, and Samuel Buchanan, running with their lines. Joseph Brock 160 acres. No. 815. Tennessee.

1780 May: William Gowen signer or the Cumberland Compact [ref. 49a].
Davidson County, Tennessee. 1780 May 13 William Gowen was one of the signors of the Cumberland Compact Articles of Government. The document was signed by 255 men who lived in the five stations along the Cumberland River at that time. “John Cowan” also signed the document. Davidson County, Tennessee.
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1782 – “John Gowen paid for Provisions for the Militia in 1782, charged.  Amount, Thirty Pounds, seventeen shillings one penny, half penny Sterling.  To John Gowen Dr: To[tal] Provisions for the use of a Station on the Indian Line in the Spartan Regiment by Order of Col. Benjamin Roebuck in the year 1782: 13 Beef Cattle, 9 Hogs, 1 Beef for the expedition against the Indians, £216 pounds.  Ninety Six District, J.P. Captain John Gowen made oath before me that the above account is just and true, and that part of said provisions were furnished by himself and that part which belonged to others shall not be brought against the public by any other person. Certified by Bayliss Earle, J.P. John Gowen ; 96 Dist, SC.  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms007.htm

1782 May 21 –”The State of South Carolina grants 394 acres on Sink Hole Fork of the Middle Tyger River to William Gowen May 21, 1782. The land was surveyed for him May 26, 1782, and the surveyor notes that it lay “east of land laid out to Edmund Bearden and bounded on all other sides by vacant land.” This land was later willed to Ann Gowen Easley, his daughter. The adjoining land of Edmund Bearden was later acquired by his son, Maj. John Gowen.” Spartanburg Co., SC.

1783 March 4: William Goings was granted administration of David Goins estate (David Goins killed by Indians at Mansker’s Station) by the Committee of the Cumberland Association. [ref. 44b].  Davidson County, North Carolina
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1783 March 4 “William Goings entered into bond in Davidson County with James Shaw, security, in the amount of £200 specie” and was granted the administration of “the estate of David Goings, deceased” by the Nashville Committee. William Gowensigned the return of the estate of David Gowen presented to the court. Shortly afterwards “William Gowens” as administrator of the estate of “David Gowens, deceased” sued John Gibson in a “plea of detinue*.”
Worth S. Ray, writing in “Tennessee Cousins” stated, “The court of the Cumberland District met again of June 3, 1783, and the Estate of David Gowen came up against John Gibson.” The estate was awarded £2 “for a heifer he disposed of,” according to early Nashville court records.
David Goin, Patrick Quigley, Betsy Kennedy, John Shockley, James Lumsley and William Neely” were killed at Mansker’s Station, according to “Early Times in Middle Tennessee” published in 1857 by John Carr. Davidson Co, TN

1783 March 16 – “Pursuant to an act of the General Assembly passed 16th of March, 1783, We the Commissioners of the Treasury, have this Day delivered to Mr. John Gowen this our Indented Certificate, for the Sum of Thirty-six pounds, twelve shillings and four pence Sterling for Provisions for the Militia in 1782  for rebuilding a Stockade fort at Jamison’s Station on the Line in 1779 per 2 accounts audited the said John Gowen, his Executors, Administrators or Assigns, will be entitled to receive from this office the Sum of two pounds, eleven shillings and three pence on Demand for one Year’s Interest on the principal Sum of Thirty-six pounds, twelve shillings  four pence and the like Interest annually.
The said John Gowen, his Executors, Administrators or Assigns will be entitled also to receive, and shall be paid, if demanded, the principal Sum of Thirty-six pounds, twelve Shillings and four pence on the twenty-seventh of September 1789 and the said John Gowen, his Executors, Administrators or Assigns may make any Purchase at any Public Sales of Confiscated Property, except such as shall be ordered by the Legislature for special Purposes; and this Indent shall be received in Payment.
For the true Performance of the several Payments in Manner above-mentioned, the Public Treasury is made liable, and the faith of the State pledged by the aforesaid act.
Given under our hands at the Treasury-Office, in Charleston, the twenty-seventh day of September, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-five.
Peter Boucquet, Commissioners of the Treasury
£36-12-4    Principal; £2-11-3     Annual Interest; X, No. 3522], SC.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms007.htm

1783 May 20 – “John Gowen’s Account for a horse stolen.  Claimed for him by Major John Ford. Postponed.  Given him a copy of the claim.  The time when the horse was stolen should be set forth & the cercumstances should be certified.
Examined  J.G.  Ct.  C.J.”
“The State of South Carolina To Captn John Gowen Dr.
To a black horse stole when on duty on the Indian line by order of Col. Benjamin Roebuck, which said horse was appraised by William Brasher and John Motlow Upon Oath.
Ninety Six District
Personally appeared John Gowen before me and made Oath as the Law Directs that the above said horse was lost in the Service of this State in the manner above mentioned, and that he has never received the said horse or any part of the value thereof, and further declares upon oath that if he should ever get the aforesaid horse, that he will return him to the Commanding Officer of This Regiment or the price that shall be allowed for said Horse.
The aforesaid appraisers being duly Sworn made Report that they valued the above Horse to £190:0:0. John Gowen, Sworn before me 20th of May 1783;   Certified by me Bayliss Earle, J. P.  John Ford, Major.  Dist 96, SC.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms007.htm

1783 July 1: William Gowen plaintiff in lawsuit against John Gibson concerning cattle belonging to the estate of David Gower, deceased, before the Committee of the Cumberland Association [ref. 49b]. Davidson County, North Carolina
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1783 Oct 7: William Gowen North Carolina land grant [ref. 49d].
Davidson County, North Carolina
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1783 Oct 7: William Gowen was listed as a grand juror October 7, 1783 on the first grand jury panel in Davidson County and again in January 1784, according to “First Records of Davidson County, Tennessee.” Davidson County, at the time, embraced all of the present counties of Davidson, Cheatham, Williamson, Rutherford, Maury, Marshall and Bedford Counties. Davidson Co, TN

1784 Jan 4: William Gowen was appointed to the Davidson County grand jury January 4, 1784. Davidson Co, TN

1784 Jan 15: The pre-emption of William Gowen was “located and entered” January 15, 1784 and surveyed by John Buchanan on March 16, 1785 in consequence of Warrant No. 116, according to Cleve Weathers. William Gowen paid the State of North Carolina £10 per 100 acres for the land which was recorded March 11, 1788 in Davidson County Deed Book A, page 161. Davidson Co, TN

1784 Jan 15 – William Gowan receives 640 acr on the Et. branches of Mill Creek. Other names: Ebenezer Titus, 1787 Apr 17. In Davidson Co., TN. http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.2.1043&qid=82716&rn=4
1787 Apr 17 – William Gowan 640 acres – east side Mill Cr, adj to Ebenezer Titus. Davidson Co, TN
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1793 Jun 26 – John Gowen . wits: William Gowen, Luke Anderson. John Buchanan warrant.  640 acres to John Gowen – on the east side of Mill Creek, on the NW corner of James Mences land, adj to Ebenezer Titus west land (on east). Witnessed by William Gowen, and Luke Anderson. Warrant by John Buchanan. Davidson Co., TN
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1784 March 24: William Going owes a note for 6.9.8. Noted on inventory of the estate of Mr. Meyer Moses deceased. p. 200 to 202. Fold3. Charleston, South Carolina.

1784 May 21 William Gowen Jr has 116 acres surveyd on Mill Creek waters of S Pacolate River bounded on all sides vacant land, delivered to Capt Gowan. 96 Dist, Greenville Co, SC No 304, pg 111.

1784 May 21 Allen Gowen has 214 acres surveyed on the Sink Hole Fork of the Tygar River bounding NW by Thomas Benson, SE by Michal Miller, delivered to Capt Gowen in 96 Dist, Greenville Co, SC No 309, pg 113  1784 July 16 – Allen Gowin receives a PLAT FOR 214 ACRES ON SINK HOLE FORK, NINETY SIX DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY WILLIAM BENSON. Series: S213190 Volume: 0006 Page: 00053 Item: 000 Names indexed: BENSON, THOMAS; BENSON, WILLIAM; GOWIN, ALLEN; MILLER, MICHAEL Document type: PLAT Locations: NINETY SIX DISTRICT; SINKHOLE FORK; TYGER RIVER, South Carolina. 1784 July 16: for 21pounds 8sterling, Allen Gowin, 214 acres in the Dist of Ninety Six on the Sink Pole Fork of Tyger River adj Thomas Benson, Michael Miller, Plat certified July 16, 1784. 4, 190: Ninety Six District, South Carolina.
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=179896

1784 May 21 John Gowin has 400 acres surveyed on the Middle Fork of Saluda, all sides vacant, in 96 Dist, Greenville Co, SC No 19, pg 8.  1784 May 25: JOHN Gowen, PLAT FOR 400 ACRES ON MIDDLE FORK OF SALUDA RIVER, NINETY SIX DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY WILLIAM BENSON. Series: S213190 Volume: 0006 Page: 00047 Item: 000 Names indexed: BENSON, WILLIAM; GOWEN, JOHN Document type: PLAT Locations: NINETY SIX DISTRICT; SALUDA RIVER, South Carolina
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=179890

1784 May 26: WILLIAM GOWEN, PLAT FOR 394 ACRES ON SINKHOLE FORK, NINETY SIX DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY WILLIAM BENSON.  Series: S213190 Volume: 0006 Page: 00048 Item: 000 Names indexed: BEARDIN, EDMOND; BENSON, WILLIAM; GOWEN, WILLIAM Document type: PLAT Locations: NINETY SIX DISTRICT; SINKHOLE FORK; TYGER RIVER, South Carolina 1784 May 26: for 39pounds 8sterling, William Gowen, 394 acres in Ninety Six District on the Sinkhole fork of the Middle Tyger River adj. Edmund Beardon, 21 Jan 1785. Plat cert. 26 May 1784. 4: 190. Ninety Six Dist, South Carolina.
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=179891  1784 May 26 William Gowen has 394 acres surveyed on the Sink Hole Fork of Middle Tygar River bounding E by Edmond Beardon and all other sides vacant, in 96 Dist, Greenville Co, SC No 295, pg 109

1784 June 23: THOMPSON, ABSOLOM, PLAT FOR 195 ACRES ON SINK HOLE FORK, NINETY SIX DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY WILLIAM BENSON. Series: S213190 Volume: 0007 Page: 00199 Item: 001 Names indexed: BENSON, THOMAS; BENSON, WILLIAM; WILLIAM GOWEN; THOMPSON, ABSOLOM Document type: PLAT Locations: NINETY SIX DISTRICT; SINKHOLE FORK; TYGER RIVER, South Carolina
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=180642

1784 Aug 10 – John Gowin receives a PLAT FOR 239 ACRES ON SOUTH PACOLET RIVER, NINETY SIX DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY WILLIAM BENSON.  Series: S213190 Volume: 0006 Page: 00054 Item: 000 Names indexed: BATES, JAMES; BENSON, WILLIAM; GOWIN, JOHN Document type: PLAT Locations: NINETY SIX DISTRICT; SOUTH PACOLET RIVER, South Carolina.   http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=179897   1784 August 10 John Gowen has 239 acres surveyed on S Pacolate River bounded on all sides vacant land in 96 Dist, Greenville County, South Carolina No 596, pg 200.

1784 October 15 – John Gowen received a land grant of 400 acres located on the middle forks of the Saluda River October 15, 1784, according to Greenville County Deed Book 1, page 593.  This land was located about 10 miles southwest of his earlier grant on the Tyger River. Greenville Co, SC.   http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms007.htm  1784 October 15 John Bearden was located on the north side of Tyger River near the homestead of John Gowen, according to South Carolina Land Grant Book 3, page 427.  John Bearden died in 1797 in Spartanburg County. 1759 John Gowen was married about 1759 to Lettice “Letty” Winn Bearden, daughter of John Bearden and Lettice Winn Bearden and a descendant of Minor Winn, Sr. and Margaret O’Connor Winn.  John Bearden was born in 1717 to Francis Bearden and Sarah Blassingame Bearden.   http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms007.htm

1785 John Gowen was deeded 294 acres of land in Abbeville County, District 96, “above the branches of Twelve-Mile River,” according to Abbeville County Deed Book B, page 153.  This land lay some 60 miles south of his property on the Tyger River.  Abbeville Co, SC. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms007.htm

1785 John Gowen received a land grant of 340 acres in District 96 “on both sides of George’s Creek of Saluda River, adjoining Edmund Bearden,” 96 Dist, SC. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms007.htm

1785 Jan 21: MCNEEL, JOHN, PLAT FOR 100 ACRES ON MILL CREEK, NINETY SIX DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY WILLIAM BENSON. Series: S213190 Volume: 0007 Page: 00278 Item: 001 Names indexed: BENSON, WILLIAM; JOHN GOWAN; HENDERSON, DANIEL; MCNEEL, JOHN Document type: PLAT Locations: MILL CREEK; NINETY SIX DISTRICT; PACOLET RIVER, South Carolina
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=180800

1785 July 27: LETTEY GOWEN, PLAT FOR 256 ACRES ON BRANCH OF TWELVE MILE RIVER, NINETY SIX DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY JOSEPH WHITNER.  Series: S213190 Volume: 0011 Page: 00328 Item: 001 Names indexed: GOWEN, LETTEY; WHITNER, JOSEPH Document type: PLAT Locations: NINETY SIX DISTRICT; TWELVE MILE CREEK, South Carolina
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=184234  1785 October 20 – Lettice “Letty” Winn Bearden Gowen, “citizen” received a land patent of 256 acres in Abbeville County, south of the Saluda River on a small creek of Twelve-mile River, according to Abbeville County Deed Book B, page 73.  She and her husband sold the property December 13, 1785 to Benjamin Barton of Greenville County for £100.  The deed was recorded October 20, 1788 in Anderson County, South Carolina.  Allan Gowen, kinsman of John Gowen and William Anderson were witnesses to the deed December 13, 1788 before John Ford, J.P. Abbeville Co., SC.   http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms007.htm

1785 July 30: JOHN GOWEN, PLAT FOR 294 ACRES ON BRANCH OF TWELVE MILE RIVER, NINETY SIX DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY JOSEPH WHITNER. Series: S213190 Volume: 0011 Page: 00328 Item: 002 Names indexed: GOWEN, JOHN; HOOPER, ENOCH; WHITNER, JOSEPH Document type: PLAT Locations: NINETY SIX DISTRICT; TWELVE MILE CREEK, South Carolina.
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=184235

1785 Sept – “John Gowin” was granted “a license to retail Spiritous Liquors and to keep a private house of entertainment,” according to the minutes of the Spartanburg County Court in its September 1785 term. Spartanburg Co, SC.  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms007.htm

1785 Dec 19: William Gowen sold to Frederick Stump “one negro fellow named Guy” according to a bill of sale dated December 19, 1785 recorded in Davidson County Will Book 1, page 161. Davidson Co, TN

1786, when Ann Gowen Easley petitioned the government for military pay for her deceased husband and son, she requested that the payment be made to “Captain John Gowen.”  He was shortly promoted to major, and subsequently was referred to as Major John Gowen. SC.  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms007.htm

1786 January 2 “William Gowan” appeared on a Davidson County jury which tried Robert Espey “for profane swearing and Sabbath breaking,” according to Davidson County court minutes. Espey was acquitted. Davidson Co, TN

1786 January 26 –Another indent was issued by the Treasury Commissioners January 26, 1786 in the amount of 66 pounds, 11 shillings, 6 pence for John Gowen to reimburse him for 2,663 rations supplied the militia in 1779.  Yearly interest of “L4:13:2” was provided by the indent.  [Box X, No. 1443].
He finally received  “21 pounds, 8 shillings, 6 pence, three farthings Sterling” for the horse that was stolen from him in the Indian campaign in additional compensation.  After the Revolution, Col. John Thomas who had been one of the commanding officers of John  Gowen was appointed Land Commissioner for District 96.  From the state he received 15 land grants. 96 Dist, SC.
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1786 April 17: “William Gowan” received North Carolina Land Grant No. 20 on Warrant No. 116 to “640 acres on a small branch of Mill Creek” in Davidson County April 17, 1786, according to Tennessee State Land Book C7, page 8 in Tennessee State Archives. His deed was recorded March 11, 1788 in Davidson County Deed Book A, page 161. The property was described in the deed as:
640 acres on the east side of Mill Creek . . . beginning at a hickory on Ebenezer Titus’ east boundary line and running east 320 poles to an oak, south 320 poles to a white oak, west crossing a branch of Mill Creek at 160 poles and another at 266 poles, cornered at 320 poles, north to the beginning . . . ”

1786 May 1- Lettice “Letty” Winn Bearden Gowen was granted land in District 96, located on “Twelve-Mile Creek,” according to Abbeville County Deed Book 9, page 38.  “Twelve-Mile Creek” is probably identical with “Twelve-Mile River” of an earlier grant, since both were located in Abbeville County. 96 Dist, SC. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms007.htm

1786 June 10: JOHN GOWEN, PLAT FOR 362 ACRES ON BEAVER DAM CREEK, NINETY SIX DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY JOSEPH WHITNER FOR ANNE EASTLEY ON JULY 12, 1785. Series: S213190 Volume: 0009 Page: 00432 Item: 001 Names indexed: BARRETT, RUBEN; EASTLEY, ANNE; GOWEN, JOHN; THOMPSON, ABSOLAM; WHITNER, JOSEPH Document type: PLAT Locations: BEAVER DAM CREEK; NINETY SIX DISTRICT; SALUDA RIVER; TYGER RIVER, South Carolina
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=182958

1786 August 14 – Another indent was issued by the Treasury Commissioners August 14, 1786 in the amount of 76 pounds, 11 shillings, 5 pence to John Gowen to compensate him for “duty done in the Militia as a Capt. in Roebuck’s Regiment since the fall of Charleston [1780].”  It also provided for annual interest of five pounds, seven shillings and two pence.  [Box X, No. 3522]. SC.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms007.htm

1786 Aug 14 – Indents, issued by the Treasury August 14, 1786, were approved long after the death of David Gowen of Fairfield County, son of Daniel Gowen and Rebecca GowenDavid Gowen was killed by Indians in the winter of 1779-80 at Manskers Station in Davidson County, Tennessee.  William Gowen, regarded as his grandfather, was the executor of his estate at Nashville.  Levi Gowen, “who passes for mulatto,” brother of David Gowen, applied successful for the administration of the estate in Fairfield County and gave “John Gowen, gentleman of Daverson County” his power of attorney.  John Gowen, son of William Gowen, was a kinsman of Levi Gowen and David Gowen.
Fairfield Co, SC
(Alexander Gowen had died in 1775, Daniel Gowen had died in 1785 (a year before this affid), so likely the closest people they knew with responsibility/respect in area were uncle William Gowen – still alive, and cousin John Gowen).

William Gowen – grandfather of David
John Gowen – (son of William, and called brother (actually 1st cousin) of Daniel) given power of attorney to do land transaction.
Daniel Gowen and Rebecca Gowen – parents of David Gowen b. ? – d. 1779-80 killed by Indians.
– Levi Gowen – brother of David Gowen

1786 Aug 31 John Gowen has 640 acres surveyd on the Middle of Sink Hole Fork of Tygar River bounded by Edmond Beardon N, by the Glassy Mountain, E by James Dawson’s land, in 96 Dist, Greenville Co, SC No 1626, pg 181.

1786 September 25 – Joseph Vaughan who had militia duty under Col. Roebuck and Col. Anderson requested September 25, 1786, “Please pay the interest on my indent for the past three years to C. C. Schmitt.”  On December 22, 1788 he requested that it be paid “to John Gowen for the purchase of 640 acres of land.” SC.

1786 Dec 21: JOHN GOWEN, PLAT FOR 130 ACRES ON BRANCH OF TYGAR RIVER, NINETY SIX DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY ANDREW THOMSON FOR HUGH THOMPSON.  Series: S213190 Volume: 0012 Page: 00045 Item: 001 Names indexed: BEARDON, EDMOND; GOWEN, JOHN; THOMPSON, HUGH; THOMSON, ANDREW Document type: PLAT Locations: NINETY SIX DISTRICT; TYGER RIVER, South Carolina
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=184363

1787 January 24- Maj. John Gowen received a grant to 342 acres in District 96, according to Deed Book 14, page 137.  96 Dist, SC.  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms007.htm

1787 September 20 – John Gowen and Allan Gowen were witnesses to a power of attorney executed September 20, 1787 by John Combs of Washington County, North Carolina to John Molen of Greenville County, according to Greenville County Deed Book A, page 213. Greenville Co, SC.   http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms007.htm

1787 Oct 3 William Gowen was selected as a juror January 2, 1786 and again October 3, 1787, according to early Nashville Court records. On the latter date, the Court minutes reflected the seriousness of the Indian threat by bringing in regular troops, “For the better furnishing of the troops now coming to this county under command of Maj. Evans, Resolved that one-fourth of the County tax be paid in corn, two-fourths in beef, pork, bear and venison, one-eighth in salt and one-eighth in money to defray expenses of removing provisions from place of collection to troops.” Ten collection points, “including Maj. Buchanan’s” were established. Davidson County, TN

1788 Jan: The Davidson County Court Minute Book records that “William Gowens” sued the heirs ofDavid Gowens” in the January, 1788 session of court. The defendants, unnamed, did not appear in court, and the court awarded to the plaintiff “£7:14:3 in damages.” A writ of attachment [legal means of seizure] was granted by the court to William Gowen October 9, 1788, and the sheriff was ordered to sell the land. Davidson Co, TN

1788 Feb 21 Hugh Lewis being about to remove from South Carolina to Cumberland River of North Carolina appoint my trusty and well beloved friend John Gowen of Spartanburg SC, Gent, my true and lawful attorney to sell land on the Reedy River adjoining William Young, John Gowen, Francis Clayton, and another tract surveyed by Capt William Benson, land being surveyed for me being 213 acres. Signed: Hugh Lewis. Wits: Baylis Earle, Charles Littleton. Greenville County, South Carolina. Bk A, pg 215.

1788 Feb 21 John Gowen has 1000 acres warranted, surveyed 553 acres boundary on both sides of Brometts Creek and Wolf Creek, waters of the Middle Fork of Saluda River, bounded NE and SE by vacant land, SW and SE by Brometts, by a hill SW, and SE and SW by Jesse Mayfield, and vacant NW, and NE by John Reaves and John Gowins land NW, by Gowins land NE, NW, and SW, by Burnes’ land NW by Gowins land. Greenville County, SC. No 3145, pg 94. —

1788 March 1 – Mathias Sulser deeded 400 acres on the South Tyger River to John  Gowen for 200 pounds, according to Greenville County Deed Book A, page 245. Greenville Co, SC.   http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms007.htm  1788 March 1 Mathias Sulser of Greenville Co to John Gowen of Spartanburg Co land granted unto Thomas Davis a tract of 400 acres on both sides of the South Tygar River
all sides vacant, conveyed from Thomas Davis to Mathias Sulser on Jan 15 1786. These 400 acres now conveyed to John Gowen.  Signed: Matthias Sulser and Eve Sulser. Wits: Robert McCreary, Henry Bates, George Thomson. Greenville Co, SC. Bk A, pg 245.

1788 March 11: On March 11, 1788, William Gowen received his title from the State of North Carolina to his 640 acre land grant, according to Davidson County Deed Book A, page 161. Davidson Co, TN.

1788 May 19 262 acres from James Clayton to John Spence, proved by oath of John Gowen and Robert Harper. Greenville Co, SC. Bk A, pg 246.

1788 July 24 John Gowen has 1000 acres warranted, surveyd 215 acres on Mill Creek and branches of South Pacolet River, bounded by John McClure land, John Gowin land. Greenville County, SC. No. 3145, pg 93.

1788 October 10 John Gowen received a grant of 215 acres on Hill Creek of the Pacolet River, “adjoining land of John McClune,” according to Greenville County Grant Book D, page 93. Greenville Co, SC.  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms007.htm

1788 Dec 26:  JOHN GOWEN, PLAT FOR 340 ACRES ON GEORGES CREEK, NINETY SIX DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY JOSEPH WHITNER ON OCTOBER 13, 1785.  Series: S213190 Volume: 0024 Page: 00089 Item: 000 Names indexed: BEARDEN, EDMUND; DUNCUM; GOWEN, JOHN; WHITNER, JOSEPH Document type: PLAT Locations: GEORGES CREEK; NINETY SIX DISTRICT; SALUDA RIVER, South Carolina
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=191197

1789 July 4 Richard Henson of Greenville recd 214 acres of land from Allen Gowen of Greenville, land located in 96th Dist on the Sink Hole Fork of Tygar River bounding NW by Thomas Benson land, SE by Michael Miller land, and all other sides vacant. Land was granted to Allen Gowen on Jan 21 1785. Signed: Allen Gowen. Wits: Thomas Ponder, Stephen Dill. Greenville County, SC. Bk B, pg 51.

1790 – Allen Gowin
US Census – first head of Household
South Carolina – 96 District, Greenville Co. – page 69
1 males over 16, 0 males under 16, 1 females – white. 0 slaves.
http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790k-03.pdf

1790 – John Gowin
US Census – first head of Household
South Carolina – 96 District, Spartanburg Co. – page 89
4 males over 16, 4 males under 16, 6 females – white. 18 slaves.
http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790k-03.pdf

1790 Sometime before 1790 William Gowen witnessed a bill of sale of a negro girl, age 12, price £150 pounds, according to Davidson County Will Book 1, page 90. As late as 1789, the county was still referred to as Davidson County, North Carolina. It is believed that a slave named Guy accompanied William Gowen in his move to Tennessee. Steve Rogers of the Tennessee Historical Commission found evidence that Guy lived in a small slave cabin adjacent to the home of William Gowen. Davidson Co, TN

1790 July William Gowen died in Davidson County sometime before July 1790 at about age 70. Harriette Simpson Arnow, writing in “Flowering of the Cumberland,” states that William Gowen was “killed,” suggesting that he, too, was a victim of the Indians.
Cleve Weathers wrote, “The uncertainties of life in the Mero District are partially reflected in an account by Harriette Simpson Arnow, in a section of her book dealing with Indian warfare and the role of women. From “Flowering of the Cumberland,” published by The Macmillan Company, 1963, page 31:
‘Around two-thirds of the wives of the original settlers were widowed before the ending of the Indian Wars in Middle Tennessee in 1795. Numerous others, settling later–Mesdames Anthony and Isaac Bledsoe, Edwin Hickman, Jacob Castleman, John Donelson, Sr., Henry Rutherford, William Ramsey, to name only a few, were also widowed.’” Davidson Co, TN

1790 July 12 On July 12, 1790 the County Court granted a court order to “Sarah Gowens” authorizing her to sell the estate of her husband. In Davidson County Will Book 1, page 168 Sarah Gowen, administrator of the estate of her husband, returned an inventory of the estate of “William Gowen deceased of Davidson County, North Carolina” listing “one mare & colt, saddles, farm and carpenter’s tools, shoemaker tools, razor, guns, household goods, cotton cards, six pounds of powder, eight pounds of lead, eight dry cows, eight steers, ducks, hens, some money and bonds.” Davidson Co, TN

1790 July 13 On July 13, 1790, apparently after the death of William Gowen, Andrew Ewing acknowledged before the County Court that William Gowen had indeed executed a bill of sale [probably] for “one Negro fellow named Guy” to Frederick Stump, according to the Court minutes. Davidson Co, TN

1790 July 16 Anne Easley to Edmund Bearden 500 acres of land in Greenville County, on the S side of Reedy River being part of a tract of land granted to Ann Easley on Jan 1, 1785 containing 287 acres on Isham Clayton’s branch, down to the river. Signed: Ann Easley. Wits: John Gowen, Abs. Thompson. Greenville County, SC. Bk B, pg 253. (Ann Easley is sister of John Gowen)

1790 October:  1790 October: In Davidson County Will Book 1, page 175, dated October 1790, Sarah Simpson Gowen returned into a court a total of the proceeds of the estate sale of William Gowen, “£597:11 for articles sold”–livestock, household goods and farm equipment. Until 1792, American currency was still based on the English system of pounds, shillings and pence.
“An Inventory of the Sale of the Estate of William Gowens, Decd. as delivered into court October Term, 1790 by Sarah Gowens, Admx. of the estate of sd. Gowens Decd. Amount-ing on the sale to £597:11 shillings [two words illegible]:
Purchaser Item Price–Pounds:Shillings
======== ======== =====
John Hague One cow & calf 6:00
John Hague Two cows, one calf 16:15
Sarah Gowens One black & white steer 5:01
Sarah Gowens One small red steer 3:11
Sarah Gowens One red yearling heifer & calf 6:
Sarah Gowens One barren white faced cow 8:11
Sarah Gowens One small red bull 3:11
Sarah Gowens One two-year-old heifer 5:01
Samuel Deason One 3-year-old heifer & 2 bulls 8:15
Timothy Demumbre One-year bay colt 39:
Sarah Gowens One roan mare 16:
Sarah Gowens One gray horse 26:
Sarah Gowens One great plow 2:06
Sarah Gowens One shear & cotton 2:12
Sarah Gowens One pair of iron wedges 1:16
Sarah Gowens One axe 1:
Sarah Gowens One pair of doubletrees 1:
Sarah Gowens One auger 1:
Sarah Gowens One 3/4″ auger 1:14
Sarah Gowens One drawing knife 1:03
Robert Weakly One foot adze 1:14
Dan Hill One handsaw 18:
Nimrod Williams One cow & calf 6:15
Sarah Gowens One cow & calf 6:
Sarah Gowens One cow & calf 8:
Sarah Gowens One cow & calf [Illegible]
Sarah Gowens One cow & calf 6:
Sarah Gowens One steer 7:
Sarah Gowens One cow & calf 8:15
Sarah Gowens One cow & calf 8:08
Sarah Gowens One cow & calf 8:05
Sarah Gowens One cow & calf 8:11
Sarah Gowens One cow & calf 9:05
Sarah Gowens One steer 5:07
Sarah Gowens One steer 5:05
Sarah Gowens One steer 5:16
Sarah Gowens One barren cow 6:01
Francis Armstrong One cow & calf 6:10
George A. Sugg One red heifer 5:
Lardner Clark One cow & calf 6:08
Benjamin Barnes One cow & calf 7:10
George A. Sugg One yearling steer 3:10
George A. Sugg One cow & calf 6:06
George A. Sugg One steer 4:10
George A. Sugg One steer 5:12
George A. Sugg One cow & calf 6:
John Hague One cow & calf 10:06
James Bosley One cow & calf 6:10
James Bosley One barren cow 9:
Francis Armstrong One dark bull 4:06
William Anderson One cow & calf 8:
Sarah Gowens One woman’s saddle 1:
Sarah Gowens One man’s saddle 6:05
Sarah Gowens One pot 1:01
Sarah Gowens One pot & hooks 3:05
Sarah Gowens One Dutch oven 4:05
Sarah Gowens One pot rack 1:
Sarah Gowens One pair of steelyards [scales] 4:02
Sarah Gowens One grindstone 1:02
Sarah Gowens One smooth iron 0:08
Sarah Gowens Two snaffle bridles 1:09
Sarah Gowens One shotgun 2:01
Sarah Gowens One riffle gun 6:10
Bradley Gambrel One pair of spectacles 0:07
Timothy Demumbre One razor 0:24
George Augustus Sugg One pair of saddle bags 1:01
Lardner Clark One sow & pigs 3:06
Sarah Gowens Three chisels 1:01
Sarah Gowens One ax 1:03
Sarah Gowens One razor 1:10
Sarah Gowens One hoe 1:05
Sarah Gowens Two clevises 2:05
Sarah Gowens Two hoes 1:04
Sarah Gowens One cart 9:
Sarah Gowens One feather bed & furniture 20:
Sarah Gowens Two bedsteads 3:
Sarah Gowens One lot of spools 0:10
Benjamin Barnes One brod ax 2:01
Bobo Stovall One hatchet 0:18
Jonas Manifee One ax 1:03
Bradley Gambrel Two axes 2:02
Sarah Gowens Tanned leather 2:08
Sarah Gowens More tanned leather 1:01
Sarah Gowens Two tin kettles 1:06
Sarah Gowens Six pewter basins, 2 dishes,
6 plates 15:08
Sarah Gowens Seven tin cups & six spoons 0:19
Sarah Gowens One slate 0:20
Sarah Gowens Six lbs. powder & 8 lbs. of lead 6:
Sarah Gowens Seven 1/2 pt. bottles 0:09
Sarah Gowens Four water pails, 2 coolers,
2 churns, 5 chairs 2:02
Timothy Demumbre Tanned leather 1:12
John Hague Tanned leather 0:14
Jonas Manifee One tin strainer and 1 chair 0:05
Sarah Gowens One big wheel 0:10
Sarah Gowens One little wheel 0:07
Sarah Gowens One hogshead 0:08
Sarah Gowens Two bells 1:12
Sarah Gowens One sifter 0:08
Sarah Gowens One pr. cotton cards 1:
Sarah Gowens Two pair snuffers 0:04
Sarah Gowens Eighteen ducks 1:04
Sarah Gowens Two gimblets
[small augers] 0:03
Sarah Gowens Six curls 0:06
Sarah Gowens One pair nippers
& file 0:03
Sarah Gowens Ten barrows 30:11
Sarah Gowens Six sows & 14 shoats 16:01
Sarah Gowens One sow & 2 pigs [Illegible]
Jonas Manifee One hogshead 0:07
George A. Sugg Thirty hens 1:11
Hanson Williams One gimblett 0:01
Lardner Clark One barrow 3:05
John Hague Two sows & 15 pigs 5:12
John Hague Two sows & pigs 3:
George A. Sugg One sow 1:04
George A. Sugg One pied steer 5:09
Sarah Gowens One cow & calf 2:01
Sarah Gowens One cow & calf 6:
Sarah Gowens One cow & calf 5:
Sarah Gowens One cow & calf 3:
Sarah Gowens One yearling steer 0:20
Sarah Gowens One steer 3:
Sarah Gowens One steer 1:01
Sarah Gowens One grubbing hoe 0:20
Sarah Gowens One heading hoe 0:08
Sarah Gowens Six knives & 4 forks 0:06
Sarah Gowens Five lbs. cotton 0:20
Sarah Gowens Forty wt. flax 3:
Sampson Williams Hone & razor 1:15
The commissioners made return of a judgment obtained of Twenty-nine dollars due.” Davidson Co, TN

1790 December 1 – John Gowen was given power of attorney for Thomas Wheelwright Pearson, one of the executors of the estate of Abner Nash in Spartanburg County December 1, 1790, according to Spartanburg County Deed Book C, page 230-31.  Other executors named in the will were Jacob Blount, Sr, Alfred Moore and William Blount.  William Easley and Allen Gowen witnessed the instrument which was recorded April 4, 1794. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms007.htm , https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSHM-643X?i=131&cat=381052

1790 Dec 1 Peter Bennett hires John Gowen to dispose of property owned by Abner Nash decd in Spartanburg SC.  1786 Nov 22 Abner Nash Esq late of Craven made his last will and testamentand appt Jacob Blunt Sr, Alford Moore, Thomas Pearson, and William Blunt his executors of will. Peter Bennett the attorny of Whiteright Pearson, appoint John Gowen of Spartanburg my attorney and attorney for Whitewright Pearson executor. Signed P. Bennett.  Wits: William Easley, Allen Gowen.   Spartanburg Co, SC Conveyance books, v. C-E 1792-1797. Book C pg 230 (pg 132 of FamilySearch).
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSHM-643X?mode=g&i=131&cat=381052

1791 April 4 Samuel Easley of Washington Dist conveys to Allen Gowen of Washington Dist land part of a grant dated Jan 21, 1784 to Samuel Easley containing 350 acres on both sides of S Pacolate River including place where Samuel Easley now lives. Samuel Easley sells unto Allen Gowen 200 acres of this grant on the S side of the land. Signed: Samuel Easley. Wits: William Easley, Vincent Anderson, John Easley. Greenville County, SC. Bk D, pg 56.

1791 April 7 Philemon Martin and William Rush to John Gowen, Esquire 200 acres in Spartanburg Co SC.  Between William Rush of North Carolina and John Gowen of South Carolina and Pinckney Dist. Re a grant to Jesse Martin Gov of NC conveyed to Timothy Terrill on Nov 25 1771 200 acres on both sides of the Mill Creek waters of the N side of South Pakotate where John McNeel formerly lived. Later fell into hands of William Rush who sells for 30 pounds to John Gowen 200 acres.  Spartanburg Co SC, Conveyance books, v. 1A-B 1785-1792. pg 450 (pg 363 in FamilySearch).
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQ3-19FR-7?mode=g&i=362&cat=381052

1791 April 11 Treasurers of State from John Gowen commissioned as Sheriff in Spartanburg Co SC Bk B, pg 472  1791 April 11- John Gowen was commissioned sheriff of Spartanburg County.  John B. Gowen, his son; William Benson, his son-in-law and Andrew Thompson posted bond for him to the State of South Carolina, according to Spartanburg County Deed  Book 2, page 472.  Spartanburg Co, SC. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms007.htm  1791 April 11 Treasurers of State from John Gowen commissioned as Sheriff in Spartanburg Co SC Bk B, pg 472.  John Gowen to The Treasurers of South Carolina Bond of Office No 392.
Know all men by these presents that we John Gowen, William Benson and Andrew Thomas are held and firmly bound unto the commissioners of the Treasury of the State aforesaid, for the time being their heirs and successors in said office, in the sum of fifteen hundred pounds lawful money, to be paid to the said Treasurers or their successors aforesaid, to which payment will and truly to be made and done, we bind ourselves and each of us, our heirs executors and administrators firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated the 11th day of April, AD 1791.
The condition of the above obligation is each that if the above bounded John Gowenlately appointed and commissioned Sheriff of the County of Spartanburgh in the State abovesaid, shalll will and faithfully execute the office of Sheriff of the County aforesaid and collect all fees and taxes to him delivered, and pay the same according to law. And in all other things observe and execute his said office, during the term of his being Sheriff of said county. Then the above obligation to be void and of none effect. Otherwise to remain in full force in law.
Signed: John Gowen, William Benson, Andrew Thomson. Sign’d seal’d and delivered in open court. Spartanburg County, SC. Bk B, pg 472.

1792 Sept 17 – Know all men by these presents that I Levi Goyen of the State of South Carolina Fairfield County and for divers good causes and considerations and thereunto moving have made ordained constitute and appointed and by these presents for me my heirs Extrs adms and every of these do make and ordain constitute and appoint my truly and well beloved friend John Goyen of the state of North Carolina Daverson County Gent my true and lawfull attorney for me to take out of the rights in his the said John Goyens own name to sell make over convey and confirm at his pleasure unto whoever may or shall agree with and pruchase of him the said John Goyen a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being on Mill Creek of the East side of Davorson County aforesaid the said land being first in the hands of David Goyen decd free malatto went to Cumberland River in the year 1779 and were killed by the Indians in the year 1780 and left the said malatto Levi Goyen his proper heir in law the said tract of land contg six hundred and forty acres and I do hereby grant unto my said attorney my sale and full power and authority to take pursue and follow such legal courses for confirming the right of afsd land unto himself as I myself might or could do were I personally present ratifying and comprimising what power my said attorney shall lawfully do or cause to be done in and about the execution of the premises by virtue of these presents In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 17th September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety two. Signed: Levi Gowen. Wits: William Easley.
Fairfield County: Before me personally appeared Beckey Elliott formerly Beckey Gowen by a former husband David Gowen and after be duly sworn deposeth and saith that she had a son by the afsd David named David Goyen who about fourteen years ago left this county and as she was informed went to Cumberland River in N Carolina and was there killed by the Indians sd deponant further saith on oath that Levi Gowen who now appoints John Gowen as his atty is the full and oldest brother to the afsd David Gowen. Sworn this 17th day of Sept 1792. Signed: Beckey Elliot.
Fairfield County: I do hereby certify that the above named Levi Gowen passeth in this County for a free malatto and it is said was born here. Given under my hand this 17th day of Sept 1792. Benj Boyd (FamilySearch link – much clearer):  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKW-JQSR-Z?i=344&cat=207758
http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Deeds/Bond_A/Bond_A_0135a.tif
http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Deeds/Bond_A/Bond_A_0136a.tif

1792 March 27 John Gowen of Spartanburg conveys land to Abner Senter of Greenville, conveying 160 acres on both sides of Fortinberry’s Branch granted to John Gowen on Jan 1 1787. Signed: John Gowen. Wits: John Malin, Joshua Gausnell. Greenville Co, SC. Book E, pg 275.

1792 April 10 – The Spartanburg County Court ordered the county treasurer to “pay Maj. John Gowen, the Sheriff of this county, the sum of five pounds for his extra services for one year.”  In the county court minutes of Spartanburg County, January session, 1796 the county treasurer was ordered to pay John Gowen five pounds “for his extra fees in the year 1795 as he then acted as Sheriff for this county.”  In a later conveyance of land in that county he is referred to as “John Gowen, late sheriff of Spartanburg County,” in Spartanburg County Deed Book F, page 178. Spartanburg Co, SC. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms007.htm

1792 April 10 – William Gowen dies in 1792, and his will is probated:
Estate: will, 10 Mar 1785, 96th District, South Carolina, USA.   “William Gowen wrote his will March 10, 1785.  The will read:

“In the name of God, Amen: I William Gowen of Ninety Six District in the State of South Carolina, planter, being in a low state of health, but of perfect mind and memory and calling to mind the Immortality of my Soul and That it is appointed for all men once to Die, Do make and ordain this my Last Will & Testament in manner & form following.
“1st. I recommend my soul into the hand of Him who gave it & my Body to Be Buried in a Christian Like manner at the Discretion of Executors.
“2nd. I Do Constitute and appoint my Son, John Gowen, and my wife, Sarah Gowen, Executors of this my last will and Testament. And as for my worldly goods which it has been please God to Bestow me I Dispose of them in the manner and form following: Viz:
“Item: I Give & Bequeath to my well Beloved Wife, Sarah Gowen, all my Stock of Cattle, Hogs & Horses [Except Two Cows & Calves for my Daughter, Anne Easily] which with all my household furniture, she, my said wife, is to hold as her property during her Life and after her death to be the property of my said son, John Gowen.
“Item: I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter, Anne Easily, Two Hundred and seventy acres of land, more or less, it being part of a survey of Three Hundred and Ninety-five acres Run for me on the Sink Hole fork of Tyger River, Beginning for the Dividing Line at a stump agreed upon by her and John Gowen & running a south course to the other line of said tract.”
“Item: I Give & Bequeath to my son, John Gowen, All the Remaining part of said tract of land above mentioned, and for the true performance of these presents I have hereunto set my hand and seal to this my Last Will & Testament This Tenth Day of March in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Five the Ninth year of American Independence.”  (Signed):  William [X] Gowen
Signed & Sealed in the presence of us the undernamed Witnesses by him, the Said William Gowen as his Last Will & Testament. Wits: David Jackson, Millington Easley”

It is reported that William Gowen died April 10, 1792. The Spartanburg County, South Carolina probate court accepted the will of William Gowen in its session of April 1792. The following entry was made in the court minutes:  Carolina Spartanburgh County April Court, 1792

“This Last Will & Testament of William Gowen, deceased, being proven by the Evidence of Millenton Easley & approved by the Court at the term aforesaid, was thereupon admitted to record, a true copy of which is this day transcribed & this Original filed in office 8 June 1792.”

by M. Lancaster, S.C.S.
Wm. Gowen, decd, Last Will & Test’t. Copyed, 8 June, 1792, 96 Dist, SC
William Gowen decd/will
John Buck Gowen – son, Anne Gowen Easley – daughter, James Gowen – son.

James Gowen was not mentioned in the will of William Gowen written March 10, 1785 in Ninety-Six District. Only the two children who remained in the Apex section of South Carolina, Maj. John “Buck” Gowen and his sister, Anne Gowen Easley were named as devisees.  96th Dist, SC

1792 June 23 John Clayton to William Easley wits John Gowen and Allen Gowen  Greenville Co, SC Bk C, p 292  1792 June 23 John Clayton to William Easley, conveying a grant of Dec 5, 1791 to John Clayton containing 925 acres on both sides of Middle Tygar River John Clayton sells 250 acres of this land to William Easley land bounded by James Varner’s land. Signed: John Clayton. Wits: John Gowen, Allen Gowen, V Anderson. Greenville County, SC. Bk C, pg 292.

1792 July 5 – John Gowen sold 340 acres located “on George’s Creek on the south side of the Saluda River” that had been granted to his sister, Ann Gowen Easley in 1785 by Gov. Guerrard.  This land had passed through the hands of Edmund Bearden, brother-in-law to John Gowen, then to “Mr. Jamison,” then back to the State of South Carolina and finally was granted to John Gowen by Gov. Pinckney.  James Easley, believed to be his nephew; Jesse Moss and Winn Bearden, brother-in-law to the major, witnessed the deed. SC.   http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms007.htm

1792 July 6 John Gowen recd 249 acres from Wm Jamison in Spartanburg Co SC.
John Gowen of Pinckney Dist from William Jamison of Washington Dist, recd land granted April 5 1790 to William Jamison containing 249 acres on N fork of Mill Creek of the S fork of Paccolate. Signed William Jamison. Wits James Jordan, Thomas Binson,
and William Martin. Spartanburg Co, SC Conveyance books, v. C-E 1792-1797. Book C pg 115 (pg 74 of FamilySearch).
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSHM-6WWB?i=73&cat=381052

1792 October 15 John Gowen of Spartanburg to Margaret Hawkins of Greenville County, grant dated Oct 3, 1791 to John Gowen land containing 215 acres on both sides of Mill Creek on waters of S Pacolate. Deed to Margaret Hawkins for 10 acres bounded by John McLure’s line.  Signed: John Gowen. Wits: William Gowen, John Malin, Daniel Stonesiffer. Greenville Co, SC. Bk C, pg 477.

1792 Nov 9 John Young Jr of Spartanburg from John Gowen as attorney for Hugh Lewis of North Carolina and Tennury County, conveying 213 acres in Greenville County on both sides of Claytons Branch of Reedy River on William Young’s line. Land previously granted go Hugh Lewis on Sept 5, 1784.  Signed: John Gowen attorney for Hugh Lewis. Wits: William Easley, Thomas White, Allen Gowen. Greenville County, SC. Bk D, pg 479.

1793 January 22- John Gowen was granted 1,000 acres of land in Washington and Pinckney Counties, Union District, according to Washington County Deed Book 32, page 142 and Pinckney County Deed Book 14, page 137.  He sold a tract of land granted to him in 1791 to Matthew Hawkins of Greenville County August 3, 1795 for 50 pounds, according to Greenville County Deed Book D, page 308.

1793 Feb 7 Allen Gowen of Greenville received from Aaron Short of Greenville a certain grant dated December 5, 1791 to Aaron Short containing 220 acres on both sides of S Pacolate River. Aaron Short sells to Allen Gowen 100 acres of the above grant adjacent to land of Allen Gowen, Aaron Short’s line. Signed: Aaron Short. Wits: Thomas White, Samuel Easley, Charles Skags. Greenville County, SC. Bk D, pg 55.

1793 April 12 John Gowen 1000 acre warrant, 125 acres surveyed in Washington Dist, on Bartons Creek of Tygar River bounding William Davis’ land, James Neel’s land, William Barton, Benjamin Barton’s land, and John Gowen’s land. Greenville County, SC. No 3905, pg 391.

1793 April 13 John Gowen 1000 acre warrant, 1000 acres surveyed in Washington Dist and Pinkney Dist, both sides of lines for Spartanburg and Greenville Counties on both sides of Pacolet River, bounded by Wm Moultrey, Jas Bates, Maj Gowin’s land, land laid out for William Linch, and George Thomson, all other sides vacant. Greenville County, SC. No 3570, pg 247.

1793 May 6 Sarah Gowen appeared again in the Nashville Court Record, Entry No. 270 in connection with a sheriff’s sale May 6, 1793 in Nashville “by virtue of a writ of fiere facias” in the suit of Sarah Gowen against George A. Sugg and John Hague. The fiere facias was a writ of execution ordering a levy on goods to satisfy a judgment. Apparently the two had not made payment on goods purchased at the estate auction of William Gowen. By court order the sheriff, Sampson Williams, sold at auction a negro slave woman named “China” for £80:2 shillings to John & George M. Deadrick, Nashville merchants, and the debt was settled out of the proceeds. Davidson Co, TN

1793 June 26: According to Davidson County Land Book G-7, “640 acres on the east side of Mill Creek” were surveyed June 26, 1793 for John Gowen. William Gowen, his son, was a “chain carrier” on the surveying party which marked out the land. Davidson Co, TN

1794 March 18 John Gowan to Bartholomew Grogan 150 acres on Beaverdam. Whereas by a certain grant bearing date Nov 25, 1771, from his excellency Joseph Martin Esq Governer and Commander in and over the State of North Carolina . . . granted Abigail Terrel a tract of land containing 150 acres on both sides of the Beaver Dam Creek of S Packolate, including the plantation that said Grogin bought of Isaac Spevey. Such grant has since been transferred in unto said GowenJohn Gowen sells unto said Grogin the above mentioned tract. Signed: John Gowen. Wits: Isaac Spivey, James(?) Gowen.   Spartanburg Co SC, Bk D, pg 9

1794 May 19: John Gowen received on May 19, 1794 640 acres from the State of North Carolina on Warrant No. 350. The land lay on Mill Creek about one-half mile west of his father’s pre-emption site, between land grants of Ebenzer Titus. Cleve Weathers, a descendant of Nashville, identifies the section as the one which was issued to David Gowen who was killed in 1780 “in the settlement and defense of Nashville.”
The land was described in Davidson County Deed Book C, page 281:
“State of North Carolina to John Gowen . . . 640 acres on the East side of Mill Creek . . . beginning at a white walnut on the bank of Mill Creek, being the Northwest corner of James Meness’s guard right on the East boundary line of said Meness’ preemption, thence East 390 poles to a dogwood on Ebenezer Titus’s West boundary line, then north 340 poles to a hickory, thence West 164 poles to a sycamore on the bank of said creek, thence up said creek with its meanders 333 poles to a poplar on said Meness’s East boundary line, then South with said line to the beginning 120 poles.”  Davidson Co, TN.

1794 June 20 John Gowen to Margaret Hawkins trans in Greenville Co, SC Bk C, p 477

1794 Oct 1 Allen Gowen of Greenville conveys to William Easley of Greenville part of a grant dated Jan 21 1784 to Samuel Easley containing 350 acres on both sides of S Pacolate River where Samuel Easley and Allen Gowen now live. Allen Gowen sells 200 acres of the above tract to William Easley. Signed: Allen Gowen. Wits: John Gowen, William Anderson, William Gowen. Greenville County, SC. Bk D, pg 72, 73.

1794 Oct 1 Allen Gowen of Greenville conveys to William Easley of Greenville part of a tract lying on S Pacolate River granted to Aaron Short on Dec 5, 1791 bounded by land laid out to Samuel Easley and Allen Gowen. Signed: Allen Gowen. Wits: John Gowen,William Anderson, William Gowen. Greenville County, SC. Bk D, pg 72, 73.

1795 April 8 Allin Gowin from Aaron Short in Greenville Co, SC Bk D, pg 55

1795 April 8 Allin Gowin from Samuel Easley in Greenville Co, SC Bk D, pg 56

1795 April 28 William Easley from Allin Gowen in Greenville Co, SC Bk D, pg 72, 73

1795 June 2 Thomas Easley from John Blasingame in Greenville Co, SC Bk D, pg 90

1795 August 3 John Gowen of Spartanburg to Nathan Morgan of Greenville, part of two tracts of land on both sides of a small creek on the N side of S Pacolate including the plantation where Morgan now lives, originally to John Gowen on Jan 21, 1785 and Oct 3, 1791 located between Morgans and Matthew Hawkins on the widow Hawkins line, between Morgan and Charles Smith’s line containing 130 acres. Signed: John Gowen. Wits: Michael Miles, John Easley, William Gowen. Greenville County, SC. Bk F, pg 174

1795 Aug 3 John Gowen of Spartanburg conveys land to Matthew Hawkins of Greenville, land located on the N side of S Pacolate, granted to John Gowen on Oct 3 1791 adjacent to widow Hawkins, between Nathan Morgan and widdow Hawkins, 60 acres. Signed: John Gowen. Wits: Michll Miles, Thomas Ponder, John Easley. Greenville Co, SC. Bk D, pg 308.

1795 Sept 4 Willey Brown from Samuel Easley in Greenville Co, SC Bk D, pg 195

1795 Sept 19 On September 19, 1795 “John Gowen of Davidson County” bought 1,920 acres of land “on the east side of Stone’s River on Spring Creek” at a sheriff’s sale.  Davidson Co, TN

1795 Dec 30 John Gowen bought 81 acres on Stone’s River at a sheriff’s sale December 30, 1795, according to Davidson County Deed Book D, page 40. Davidson Co, TN

1795 Dec 30 On December 30, 1795 William Gowen received a deed to 150 acres on Stone’s River which he bought at a sheriff’s sale, according to Davidson County Deed Book D, page 38. His brother John Gowen bought 81 acres on Stone’s River at the same sale on December 30, 1795, according to Davidson County Deed Book D, page 40. John Gowen received a deed on the same day to 50 acres on Stone’s River, according to Davidson County Deed Book D, page 40. Apparently the land, which was sold for delinquent taxes, lay in adjoining plots. They received their deeds July 11, 1796 from Sheriff Nicholas Perkins Hardeman, according to Davidson County Court minutes. Davidson Co, TN.

1796 April: William Gowen was mentioned as a purchaser at the estate sale of Robert McCrory, deceased, in the Davidson County Court term of April 1796, according to Davidson County Will Book 1, page 44. He served as a petit juror July 15, October 10-14, in 1796. Davidson Co, TN

1796 May 7 Moses Spann conveys land to John Gowen, land located in Greenville on S Pacolate River all sides vacant when surveyed. 101 acres when granted to James Bates on Jan 21, 1795. Bates conveyed to Moses Spann. Signed: Moses Spann. Wits: William Easley, John Roebuck, Willey Brown. Greenville Co, SC. Bk D, pg 309.

1796 June 10 Robert Goodgione of Greenville conveys land to John Gowen of Spartanburg, land on Mottows Creek, adjacent to McRavey’s corner, McRays corner, 250 acres, was part of a tract containing 837 acres granted May 1, 1793 to Robert Goodgine. Signed: Robert Goodgion, Rachel Goodgion. Wits: Willey L Beacon, John Whitten. Greenville Co, SC. Bk O, pg. 181

1796 Aug 5 John Gowen of Spartanburg conveys land to John Kirkland, land located in Greenville County, on both sides of Mill Creek of S Pacolate River, bounding Robucks corner, 100 acres, originally granted on March 22, 1785 to William Jameson, conveyed by him to John Gowen including the plantation and where James Maxwell now lives. Signed: John Gowen. Wits: James Bates, James Maxwell, Willey Brown. Greenville Co, SC. Bk D, pg 333.

1796 Oct 10 Allen Gowen to Bobo Burrell 300 acres on Tygar River.  Allen Gowen of Tennessee State and County of Davidson to Burrell Bobo of Spartanburg County, South Carolina, 300 acres, it being originally granted to Joseph Gowen by his Excellency Lord Charles Granville Montague Capt. Genl. and Commander in Chief December 23, 1771, then descended to Allen Gowen his lawful heir by lineal decent at his decease, land situate lying and being in Spartanburg County, SC, on the N side of Tyger River, NE on Thomas Fletcher’s land, all other sides vacant when surveyed. Signed: Allen Gowen. Wits: Martin Newman, Charity Newman, Simpson Newman. Recd the 20th Oct 1796 of Burrell Bobo the full consideration sum for the within land 300 acres. Signed: Allen Gowen.  Proved up on Oct 22, 1796. Spartanburg Co SC, Bk E, pg 75.

1797 Jan 10 John Gowen to Abner Hona 100 acres on Mill Cr.  John Gowen of Spartanburg County, to Abner Hona of Spartanburg County, a tract of land in Spartanburg County on both sides of the S Fork of the Mill Creek . . . between the N Fork and the S Fork of said Mill Creek . . . containing 100 acres including the plantation commonly called McNeals Old Place. Signed: John Gowen. Wits: John Easley, John Robuck.
Spartanburg Co SC, Bk E, pg 22

1797 Jan 11 Matthew Hawkins from John Gowen in Greenville Co, SC Bk D, pg 308

1797 Jan 11 John Gowen from Moses Spann in Greenville Co, SC Bk D, pg 309

1797 January 11 – John Gowen received a deed from Moses Spann to 101 acres on the South Pacolet River for 100 pounds, according to Greenville County Deed Book D, page 309.  Greenville Co, SC. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms007.htm

1797 January 20 – John Gowen deeded 100 acres to John Kirkland for 60 pounds, according to Greenville County Deed Book D, page 333. Greenville Co, SC. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms007.htm

1797 Jan 20 John Kirkland from John Gowen in Greenville Co, SC Bk D, pg 333

1797 Jan 28 William Easley conveys land to Merrick Harrington, land located on both sides of S Pacolate land granted to Samuel Easley on Jan 21, 1785, then conveyed to Allen Gowen part of the tract, then Allen Gowen to William Easley. Located below Greens Creek, 200 acres, other part containing 100 acres that had originally been granted to Aaron Short on Dec 5, 1791 and then conveyed to Allen Gowen, and then Gowen   conveyed to William Easley. Signed: William Easley. Wits: Charles Smith, Willey S Brown. Greenville Co, SC. Bk D, pg 349.

1797 Feb 15: On February 15, 1797 William Gowen purchased 90 acres on Mill Creek from William Terrill, according to Davidson County Deed Book D, page 380. Francis B. Sappington appeared in court April 10, 1798 to prove the deed. On the same date William Gowen proved in court a deed from John Johnston to Charles Hays. Davidson Co, TN

1797 April 6 Merrick Harrington from William Easley in Greenville Co, SC Bk D, pg 349

1797 July 19 John Gowen Sheriff to William Dalton 200 acres on N Pacolet R.   John Gowen late Sheriff of Spartanburg County, SC to William Dalton of Spartanburg County, whereas John Moore was lately seized in fee simple to him . . . a tract of land containing 200 acres in the District of Pinckney, Spartanburg County, on both sides of N Pacolet River . . . whereas Winthrop Todd attained a judgment in Spartanburg County at the Jan Term 1792 against John Moore for 86 pounds, 19 shillings sterling money, and costs. Levy against John Moore for judgment . . . said John Gowen Sheriff did seize and execute the tract of land after notice, and sold at auction on June 13, 1792. William Dalton won bid. John Gowen conveyed land to William Dalton. Signed: John Gowen, Sheriff. Wits: S Farrow, John Lancaster. Proved up July 19, 1796. Spartanburg Co SC, Bk F, pg 178

1797 August 25 – Majer Gowen was mentioned in a deed dated August 25, 1797 in which John Barnes of Greenville Co, SC conveyed “50 acres adjacent Mager Gowens Corner” to  John Swaffer for £30 sterling.  Greenville Co, SC. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms007.htm

1797 Sept 1: On September 1, 1797 William Gowen was commissioned a lieutenant in the Davidson County militia company commanded by Capt. John Rains, his uncle. Later that year William Gowen was married to his cousin, Martha “Patsy” Rains, daughter of Capt. John Rains and Christiana Gowen Rains, on December 3, 1797, according to Davidson County Marriage Book 1, page 28.

1797 Oct 7 Moses Clayton of Materson County, Kentuckey conveys land to William Easley of Greenville County, SC, land where James Brasel formerly lived, now known as Brazils place being formerly granted to John Clayton from Clayton to William Clayton, from William Clayton to Moses Clayton, containing 150 acres, adjacent to James Varner’s land, and between William Clayton and William Easley’s land. Signed: Moses Clayton. Wits: Samuel Bell, Isham Clayton, William Gowen. Greenville County, SC. Bk E, pg 162.

1797 Nov 14 John Gowen of Spartanburg conveys land to John Kirkland of Greenville, land in Greenville and Spartanburg on the county line and through it on both sides of Mill Creek of S Pacolate River, originally granted on Jan 1, 1787 (?) to William Jameson by him conveyed to John Gowen, adjoining John Kirkland’s land where he lives, estimated 50 acres, and another tract originally granted to William Jamison with another 50  acres    granted on April 5, 1790 and then conveyed to John Gowen (the lower end of sd tract). Signed: John Gowen. Wits: John Roebuck, Bartholomew Grogan, Willey Brown. Greenville County, SC. Bk D. pg 504.

1797 Dec 23: Joseph Gowen received a deed December 23, 1797 to 126 acres on Mill Creek from John Buchanan, according to Davidson County Deed Book D, page 311. He received an­other deed to 100 acres on Mill Creek from William Thomas September 5, 1801, according to Davidson County Deed Book E, page 337. Davidson Co, TN

1797 Dec 30 John Gowen received a deed to 201 acres on Mill Creek December 30, 1797 from Jonathan Phillips, according to Davidson County Deed Book D, page 388.  Davidson Co, TN

1798 Feb 28 John Gowen conveys land to Benjamin Merrit of Greenville, land located on both sides of the N Fork of Merritts Mill Creek waters of the N Fork of Saluda River, originally granted to James Rutherford on October 1, 1792 and convey to John Gowen on Jan 20 1793. Signed: John Gowen. Wits: Alexander Anderson, William Easley. Greenville Co, SC. Bk E, pg 110.

1798 March 27 John Kirkland from John Gowen in Greenville Co, SC Bk D, pg 504

1798 May 12 On May 12, 1798 John Gowen witnessed a bill of sale of “a negro wench named Judy” from Simon McClendon to John Blackman, according to Davidson County Will Book 1, page 148. Davidson Co, TN

1799 June 15 John Gowen to Abner Senter in Greenville Co, SC Bk E, pg 275

1799 Dec 1 Samuel Warren of St James Santee conveys land to John Gowen of Pinkney District, SC, land totalling 850 acres in the 96 District on the S Fork of the Beaverdam of Entree River granted to Samuel Warren. Signed: S Warren. Witnesses: William GowenJames Gowen. Proved up on Oct 23, 1800. Recorded Nov 20, 1801. Greenville County, SC. Bk F, pg 310.

1800 US Census in Spartanburg County, SC with John Gowen, 1 white male over 45, 1 white male 16 to 25, 2 white males 10 to 15, 1 white female over 45, 1 white female 16 to 25, 1 white female 10 to 15, 1 white female under 10.

1800 US Census in Greenville County, SC with Arke Gowen with 1 white female 26-44 yrs, 3 white males under 10, 1 white female under 10.

1800 US Census in Greenville County, SC with Benjamin Gowen with 1 white female 45 years or older, and 6 free persons “all other”

1800 US Census in Greenville County, SC with Lucy Gowen with 1 white female 45 years or older, 2 white females 22 to 46, 2 white females 16 to 25, 2 white females 10 to 15, 2 white males 10 to 15, 1 white male under 10.

1800 US Census in Greenville County, SC with Mary Gowen with 1 white female 26 to 44, 1 white female under 10, 2 white males under 10.

1800 US Census in Greenville County, SC with Thomas Gowen with 1 white male 26 to 44, 3 white males under 10, 1 white female 26 to 44, 2 white females under 10.

1800 US Census in Greenville County, SC with William Gowen with 1 white male 16 to 25, 1 white male under 10, 1 white female 16 to 25, 1 white female under 10.

1800 Feb 4 William Gowen of Greenville County, SC conveys land to David Norris of same, land located on both sides of the Middle Fork of the Saluda River. Signed: William Gowen. Wits: John Blythe, Wesley Arrasmith. Greenville County, SC. Bk G, pg 16.

1800 Oct 23 Samuel Warren LD to John Gowen in Greenville Co SC Bk F, pg 310

1800 Oct 28 John Gowen to James McDowell 250 acres on Lawsons Fork.  John Gowen of Spartanburg County, SC to James McDowell of Spartanburg County, a tract of land on the branches of S Pacolate River and Lawsons Fork containing 250 acresoriginally granted to James Rutherford, by him conveyed to Major John Gowen on Jan 19, 1793. Signed: John Gowen. Wits: William Anderson, Robert McDowell. Proved up Oct 28, 1800. Spartanburg Co SC, Bk G, pg 134

1801 William M Gowen from B F Bush 54 acres in Spartanburg Co SC, Bk OO, pg 177
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1801 Jan 24 Ann Easley of Greenville County conveys a slave to Ann Barton and Mary Graham daughters of said Ann Easley. In consideration of the natural love and affection to her daughters Ann and Mary, conveys one negro woman slave named Jude about 40 yrs age, to both Ann and Mary. Signed: Ann Easley. Wits: John Bates, John Easley. Greenville County, SC. Bk F, pg 251

1801 Feb 28 Thomas Gowin conveys to George W Earle a negro boy about 13 years old named Jim. Signed: Thomas Gowin. Wits: Franky W Earle, Elizabeth Grigsby. Greenville County, SC. Bk F, pg 205.

1801 March 7 Thomas Gowin to Geo W Earl in Greenville Co SC Bk F, pg 205

1801 May 26 – John Gowen and William Easley were witnesses to a deed in which Joseph Cavin and his wife Elizabeth Cavin conveyed land on Ferguson’s and James’ Creeks to Reuben Barrett, according to Spartanburg County Deed Book H, page 27. Spartanburg Co, SC.
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1801 July 21 Ann Easley to Ann Barton in Greenville Co SC Bk F, pg 251

1801 Oct 30 John Gowen was married to Lydia Shute October 30, 1801, according to “Davidson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1788-1850.”  Davidson Co, TN

1802 Feb 22 John Gowen to John Townsend land trans in Greenville Co SC Bk H, pg 80

1802 Feb 22 Thomas Gowen of Greenville Dist, SC conveys to William Young a negro man slave named Roger and a negro woman slave named Cloe. Signed: Thomas Goin. Wits: John Young, John W Harrell. Greenville County, SC. Bk F, pg 459.

1802 March 12 Nathaniel Gentry of Greenville Dist conveys to John Gowen of Spartanburg Dist sell land in Greenville Dist on both sides of Green’s Creek of S Pacolett River, adjacent to Richard Brasell and David Hall. Land containing 50 acres that originally was granted June 5, 1786 to William Lynch, then conveyed to Richard Brasell, and then by him to Nathaniel Gentry. Also one other tract joining the above containing 7 acres part of the same tract to William Lynch, conveyed to David Hall, and by him to Royal Pace, and by him to John Sloan, and by him to Nathaniel Gentry. Also one other tract joining the above lands containing 300 acres part of a tract granted July 1, 1793 to Richard Brasell, by him to Nathaniel Gentry. Signed: Nathaniel Gentry. Wits: Willey J Brown, Adam Sloan. Proved up March 27, 1802. Recorded Sept 22, 1807. Greenville County, SC. Bk H, pg 6.

1803 June 9 John Gowen to Robert Black 268 acres on S Pacolet R.  John Gowen of Spartanburg Dist to Robert Black of York District, SC, a parcel of land in Spartanburg Dist on the S side of South Pacolet containing 268 acres. Signed: John Gowen. Wits: And. Ferguson, Richard Venables. Proved up Aug 15, 1818. Spartanburg Co SC, Bk Q pg 150.

1803 Aug 5 On August 5, 1803 John Gowen sold this plot for $40, according to Davidson County Deed Book F, page 462. Later in that year the land lay in the newly created Rutherford County. Davidson Co, TN

1803 Sept 7 William Gowen of Greenville Dist conveys to James Blassingame of Greenville Dist land on both sides of Middle Tygar River containing 388 acres originally granted Jan 21 1785 to Michael Miller and conveyed by him to William Anderson and by him to William Gowen. Also one other parcel of land joining the above over Road that leads from William Easley up towards Starling Ingrams, adjacent a survey where Jeremiah Ponder now lives, containing 100 acres conveyed to me by William Anderson, also one other tract containing 254 acres granted to William Gowen Jan 2, 1797. Signed: William Gowen and Miriam Gowen. Wits: James Given, Willey J Brown. Proved up March 31, 1806. Recorded April 1, 1806. Greenville County, SC. Bk G, pg 373.

1804 Feb 29 John Gowen from Anthony Simons, etal 1450 acres on S Pacolet Riv.  Benjamin Bonner Simons and Anthony Simons of the City of Charleston, SC, to John Gowen of Spartanburg Dist, SC, . . . convey two tracts of land containing 1450 acresin Craven County, originally granted to Henry Bonneau and Peter Cidean a tract of 1000 acres bounding on the NW on land belonging to Lord Charles Granville Montague, W on Cherokee land, S on the S Pacolate River, SE on lands of Anthony Simons, and SE on vacant land. The other tract containing 450 acres in Craven County butting and bounding NW and SW on land laid out to Henry Bonneau, NE on vacant land, and S on the South Pacolate River . . . the two tracts of land were conveyed to Henry Bonneau and Peter Cedean, then to Anthony Simons on Oct 10, 1774, and on the second and third day of April 1788. Signed: Benj B Simons, A. Simons. Wits: Jeremiah Brown, William Gowen. Proved up Feb 29, 1804. Spartanburg Co SC, Bk K, pg 16

1804 April 14 John Gowen of Spartanburg Dist conveys to Duncan Wilkinson a piece of land originally granted to Thomas Davis on Oct 5, 1784, on the bank of South Tyger on the S side of said river, containing 50 acres, Signed: John Gowen. Wits: Daniel Wilbank, John Gowen Jr, William Crenshaw. Proved up March 3, 1809. Recorded May 1, 1809. Greenville County, SC. Bk H, pg 251.

1804 April 14 John Gowen to Duncan Wilkinson land trans in Greenville Co SC Bk H, pg 251

1804 May 16 A list of cash on hand, obligation, book acct, open acts, apartments and Copardership, Books Due William Gowen at his Decease May 16, 1804. A note given to Gideon Hester by John Molton due Nov 1, 1802; a note given by John Molton on demand Feb 21, 1805; an order given by Elias Earle on John Molton July 12, 1803; a note on James Pennington due Oct 1, 1804 to be paid in Horses; a note on Robert Cannon on Nov 1, 1804; a note on James Gowen decd due Nov 25, 1802, a note on John Vineyard, a note on Farm duel Nov 12 1802; amount due by widow Poly Gowen Cohembee and acknowledge; balance of an act in hands of Henry Elmore; amount due by Isom Drawdy; amount due by Edward Herndon.
TO book acct due by John Molton; amount due by Thomas Brummetts, DESP Thomas Wood (desperate) due; James Blassingame due; James Gall; DESP Benjamin Hawkins (Desperate); James Gillison; Lewis Frazer; David Reed; James Gowen due on a temporary settlement; Amount due by Stephen C Wood on the close of the copardnership (Desperate). Signed: John Gowen, admr. Greenville County, SC.

1804 June 22 Bill of the sale of goods and chattels of William Gowen decd. Buyers listed: Thomas Bearden, Miriam Gowen, Samuel Hunt, Maj John Gowen, Phillemon Bradford, William Anderson, James Gowen, Jonathan Hand, Obadiah Woodson, Jeremiah Brown, William Ker, John Carlin, Lewis Frazer, John B Elkin, Col. Henry M. Wood, Thomas Cantrell, Samuel McJunkin, Archibald Ellett, Bayless E Elkin, William Cannon, Ransom Powell, John Gowen, Thomas Wood, Jesse Mayfield, Alexander McKinney, Col. Browne. Signed: John Gowen, Admr. Greenville County, SC.

1804 June 22 A Return of the Debts paid by John Gowen administrator in behalf of the Estate of William Gowen deceased: Names listed: Doctor B Moore, Doctor Wilkenson, Doctor Handwork, Sheriff Anderson, Edward Norton, Alex McKinny, Samuel Lain, Samuel Hunt, Pleasant Easley, William Blythe, Philemon Bradford, Jesse Mayfield, Jeremiah Brown, William Bran, Noah Baylis, Samuel Law Jr, James Gowen a note taken from Gideon Hunter, Balance of a note in favor of James Gowen taken up from Saml Earle, Elias Earle, Thomas Edwards, Aron Evans, McDowell and Blair, John Hoode, John Wilkenson, Jeremiah Brown, Thomas Brummetts, John Jameson, William Cannon, Henry Sharp, Jesse Mayfield, Thomas McLain, Jesse Goodlett, John Cane, James Pinnell, John McClunon, P Bradford, Thomas Evington, John Motlow, James Pennington v decd, John Gowen. Signed John Gowen, Admnr. Greenville County, SC.

1804 Nov 22 John Gowen of Spartanburg Dist conveys to James Givens of Greenville District land in Greenville District on both sides of Greens Creek of S Pacolate River, adjacent a line of a survey for Duncan Campbell, and sd Givens’ cross fence between his upper and lower plantations. Containing 100 acres of grant originally to Duncan Campbell on June 5, 1785, conveyed by him to Thomas and Joseph Maxwell, and by Joseph Maxwell to John Gowen, including the plantation where Thomas Maxwell formerly lived. Signed: John Gowen. Wits: William Easley, Willey J Brown. Proved up Feb 23, 1805. Recorded March 5, 1805. Greenville County, SC. Bk G, pg 243.

1806 July 23 John Gowen of Spartanburg District conveys to Thany Sanders, for the natural love and affection which I have and bear unto Thany Sanders, daughter of a woman by the name of Polly Sanders at the time of said Thaney’s birth, but now bears the name of Polly Gentry, and also for other good causes and considerations . . . unto said Thany Sanders of Spartanburg District and her heirs of her body, two negro girls, one of them about two (page torn) the name of Narcissi the other girl about a month (page torn) Winny both of them are children of my negro. (page torn) with the increase of the said two girls to have (page torn) singular the said two negro girls Narcissi and (page torn) Thaney Sanders and the heirs of her body forever (page torn) and behoof to belong to owned by and be enjoyed (page torn) y Sanders and the heirs of her body and the (page torn) warrant by these presents and forever defend the said (page torn) and Winny as above described unto the said Thanny (page torn) heirs of her own body forever . In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty third day of July one thousand eight hundred and six and I do also appoint my trusty friend Maj. John Blassingame of Greenville Dist and state aforesaid to do and act as a Guardian for her the said Thany Sanders until she shall arrive at the age of 18 years or marry, signed sealed and delivered in the presents of. Signed: John Gowen. Wits: William Easley, Pleasant Easley. Proved up Nov 22, 1809. Recorded Nov 22, 1809. Greenville County, SC. Bk H, pg 316.

1806 Dec 13 It is believed that John Gowen assisted his brother, James H. Gowenwho had apparently settled north of the Cumberland River, in selling his inheritance from their father. An advertisement offering to sell the northern 240 acres of the original pre-emption was inserted in a Nashville newspaper in its edition of December 13, 1806. The land was described as “containing 240 acres and lying on the main road from Nashville to Jefferson [early name of Murphreesboro] sold by James H. Gowen June 2, 1807 to Daniel Vaulx, a neighbor. Daniel Vaulx was a member of Capt. Belk’s militia in its muster of 1812. Other members of this militia company at that time were Lt. William Gowen, his brother, John Gowen and Charles Crutchfield. Davidson Co, TN

1806 Dec 18 On December 18, 1806 “John Gowan of Davidson County” purchased from Elisha Prewitt 372 acres on Cripple Creek, land that originally granted to Samuel Pearson, according to Rutherford County Deed Book E, page 425. This land adjoined that of Joseph Gowen. In December 1806 John Gowen bought from Elisha Prewitt 372 acres of land “beginning at Joseph Gowen’s northeast corner,” according to Rutherford County deed records. “Joseph Gowen, James F. Gowen and R. Howell” witnessed the transaction. On December 18, 1806 “John Gowan of Davidson County” completed the transaction, paying Elisha Prewitt $150 for the 372 acres of land located on “Cripple Creek of Stone’s River” which was a part of a tract of land originally granted to Samuel Pearson by the state of North Carolina, probably for military services. This transaction was recorded in Rutherford County Deed Book E, page 425. “Reed Howell, Joseph Gowenand James Gowen” again were witnesses. Joseph Gowen and his son, James F. Gowen are regarded as cousins to John Gowen. Davidson Co, TN

1807 “A 240-acre portion of William Gowen’s land was sold in 1807 by James H. Gowen, a son, to Daniel Vaulx, Davidson County Deed Book G, page 199.

1807 Feb 26 John Gowen of Spartanburg Dist conveys to John Chandler late of Greenville District, sell him a parcel of land on Wolfe Creek and Waters of Beaver Dam Creek, branches of Entree River in Greenville Dist. Land adjacent Claiborne Pool’s line, containing and estimated 250 acres originally granted to Samuel Warren on Nov 6, 1786, and conveyed by him to John Gowen on December 1, 1799. Signed: John Gowen. Wits: Samuel Walker, Jesse Fuller, Willey J Brown. Proved up on Jan 6, 1809. Recorded July 19, 1810. Greenville County, SC. Bk H, pg 371.

1807 Oct 20 John Gowen Sr of Spartanburg Dist conveys to Jesse Mayfield of Greenville Dist, conveys land whereon he now lives, on the corner of a tract granted to the said John Gowen Sr Feb 4, 1793, conveying 95 acres part of a tract granted to the sd John Gowen in 1784 in Greenville County, SC. Signed: John Gowen. Wits: D. Talley, John Gowen Jr. Proved up Oct 20, 1807. Recorded March 8, 1809. Greenville Dist, SC. Bk H, pg 223.

1807 Dec 18 John Gowen of Spartanburg Dist conveys to Pleasant Easley of Greenville Dist a tract of land in Greenville Dist and Spartanburg Dist on both sides of the S Fork of Pacolett River, adjacent of Easley’s land, along the Mill Dam, on John Bates’ line, containing 150 acres part of two tracts of land granted to John Gowen the greater part dated Jan 21, 1785 whereon said Easley now lives and has a gristmill, also one other parcel or tract joining the above adjacent Moses White’s line, and Willey S Brown’s line, to John Whitten’s line, to Robert Goodgion’s line, to John Bates’ line, containing est 100 acres,being part of a tract granted to William Clayton. Signed: John Gowen. Wits: John Gowen Jr, William Cannon. Proved up on July 16, 1808. Recorded Aug 1, 1808. Greenville County, SC. Bk H, pg 131.

1807 Oct 20 John Gowen Sr to Jesse Mayfield land trans in Greenville Co SC Bk H, pg 223

1807 Dec 18 John Gowen to Pleasant Easley land trans in Greenville Co SC Bk H, pg 131

1808 Feb 22 John Gowen of Spartanburg Dist conveys to John Townsend of Greenville Dist land in the Greenville Dist on both sides of the N Fork of Mill Creek, on the E side of a trace of 50 acres of John Kirkland, along his line. Land conveyed is 199 acres part of a tract granted on April 5, 1790 to William Jamison for 246 acres. Signed: John Gowen. Wits: John Gowen Jr, John Melton. Greenville County, SC. Bk H, pg 80.

1808 March 29 John Gowen to James Southerland 150 acres on Mill Cr.  John Gowen of Spartanburg District to James Sutherland of Pendleton Dist, a tract of land in Spartanburg Dist on both sides of Mill Creek on E side of the Creek . . . adjacent Wm Emry’s corner . . . by estimation 150 acres including the dwelling house and plantation whereon Nelly White now lives. Signed: John Gowen. Wits: John Whitten, Willey Brown. Proved up March 2, 1810. Spartanburg Co SC, Bk M, pg 207.

1808 April 19 John Gowen to Richard Vennable 582 acres on S Pacolet R.  John Gowen of Spartanburg District to Richard Vennable of Spartanburg Dist, SC a parcel of land containing 582 acres on S Pacolet River bounding on Robert Hawkins land, on land granted to John McGuin, on Robert Black’s land by S Pacolate River, and by James McClure’s land, being part of a tract of land originally granted to John Gowen on June 6, 1800. Signed: John Gowen. Wits: Gal Benson, John Gowen Jr. Proved up Oct 3, 1808.  Spartanburg Co SC, Bk L, pg 335.

1808 Oct 1 John Gowen Sr of Spartanburg Dist to John Gowen Jr of Spartanburg Dist land in Greenville Dist SC on the Middle Fork of Saluda River, containing by estimation 24 acres being part of a tract of land containing 400 acres granted by patent on Oct 15, 1784 to John Gowen Sr. Signed: John Gowen. Wits: W B Gowen, John Lucas. Proved up on Feb 6, 1809 by Winn B. Gowen. Recorded Feb 9, 1809. Greenville Co, SC. Bk H, pg 210, 211

1808 Dec 8 John Gowen of Spartanburg Dist conveys to Willey S Brown of Greenville Dist, a tract of land in the Greenville Dist both sides of Greens Creek a branch of S Pacolett River along corner of Richard Brazel and David Hall, containing 50 acres originally part of tract granted to William Lynch on Jun 5, 1786, by him conveyed to Richard Brazel, by him conveyed to Nathaniel Gentry, and by him conveyed to John Gowen. Also, one other tract joining the above containing 7 acres, the same being a part of the above tract granted William Lynch and by him conveyed to David Hall, and by him to Royal Pace, and by him to John Sloan, and by him to Nathaniel Gentry, and by him to John Gowen. Also one other tract joining the above lands, estimated 300 acres part of a tract originally granted July 1, 1793 to Richard Brassell, by him conveyed to Nathaniel Gentry and by him to John Gowen. Signed: John Gowen. Wits: Thomas Ponder, James Gowen. Proved up Dec 15, 1808. Recorded April 3, 1809. Greenville County, SC. Bk H, pg 232.

1809 John Gowen was shown as a taxpayer in Rutherford County in 1809, paying $1.10¼ on 590 acres of land. He was the only Gowen taxpayer to be assessed in the county in that year. In 1811 he paid taxes on 560 acres of land–$1.39. In 1813 he paid $1.50 tax on 560 acres of land.  Davidson Co, TN

1809 – John Gowen – Will:
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Probate Court Minutes:
Index 1809:
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19473-57335-8?cc=1919417&wc=M6N4-S3D:210905501,211169101
Will Proven:
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19473-56875-45?cc=1919417&wc=M6N4-S3D:210905501,211169101
Inventory of Appraisement:
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Pay Debts:
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Index 1810
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Sale Return:
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Sale Return:
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Sale Return:
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Sale Return:
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Spartanburg Co, SC
(Note: In 1809 – John Gowen names “Atlantic and Dorindas, daughters or Polly Sanders” as beneficiaries – leaving them a “deed of gift”. John Gowen 3 (three) years earlier had made a “deed of gift” to Thany Sanders as the “daughter of a woman by the name of Polly Sanders at her birth, but who now bears the name of Polly Gentry”. )
(- Is Polly possibly a sister? – married at first to a Sanders, then remarried later to a Gentry)
(HERE: James Sanders Sr – is a purchaser at Alexander Going’s estate in 1775, Orange Co, NC. – maybe the husb?)
On August 20, 1809 John Gowen being in ill health, wrote his will. It was recorded in Spartanburg County Will Book A, pages 2-3 November 10, 1809. Apparently he died shortly after writing his will and was probably buried in Spartanburg District.  The will reads:
“In the name of God, Amen.  I, John Gowen, being afflicted by the hand of Almighty God and knowing it is once ordained for all men to die, do ordain, constitute and appoint this my last Will and Testament, hereby re­voking all other Wills by me made, excepting such property, this is, viz: as I have already bestowed to my children.
I pray God who gave it to take my soul, my body to return from whence it came and be buried in a Christian manner, by direction of my executors to be hereinafter named
First: I bequeath unto my son, Winn B. Gowen, a tract of land lying and being in Greenville District on both sides of middle Tygar River, the line to begin at the mouth of a Branch emptying into the said river on the north side below the mill–thence a direct line to the up­per end of the big cove and to the line of land–then my line to the opposite, to the beginning.  Also two negroes called Zed and Spence, together with a stock of cattle and hogs now on the premises before mentioned, one bed and furniture; also my part of a bay gelding that he rides.
Second: I bequeath unto my daughter, Lettie, a plantation by Ann Easley’s place, three negroe girls known by the names of Vina, Ede and Harriot; one bed and furniture and two cows and calves.
Third: I bequeath unto my Daughter, Minerva, a tract of land lying on the south side of Saluda where my son, James Gowen, attended; Two Ne­groes, names Cresa and Asa, one bed and furni­ture, One Hundred Dollars to purchase a horse­beast, two cows and calves and her mother’s sattle [saddle].
Fourth: I bequeath unto my daughter, Elizabeth Wood­son, a tract of land on Tyger River called Sulsias place.
Fifth: I bequeath unto my son, James Gowen, 800 acres to begin at the ford of the river on the South Pacolet, now used between here and where he lives, and thence a North course so to include the school house spring where Davis taught, and then ’round to a line to be made for John Roddy; thence, to the beginning so as to include the Jamison fields.
Sixth: I give and bequeath to my Grandson, John Gowen, son of William, deceased, all the land between what I have given Winn and Letty that I own, also one Girl named Hannah; to my granddaughter, Mahulda, a negro boy called Buck; unto Matilda, a negroe boy called Sip; a negroe boy named Ben unto Letty, my granddaughter.
If any of these legatees died without lawful issue, the property to be returned and equally divided be­tween my children the living.  I hereby appoint John and Winn Gowen, my sons, and James Blassingame and Street Thurston, my sons-in-law to be the executors of this, my last will and testament: to sell on a credit of twelve months all the real and personal property that I have not before bequeathed, except two hundred acres of land to be laid off, agreeable to deed of gift made to Atlantic and Dorindas, Daughters of Polly Sanders.  My debts to be paid and, if any balance left, to be equally divided between all of my children living, borne of my wife, Lettie, deceased.  In witness whereof I have set my hand this 20th day of August, Anno Domini, 1809.                                John Gowen, In the presence of: Theron Earle, C. W. McVay, Willus G. Brown”
Spartanburg Co, SC

1809 Jan 26 John Gowen Sr of Spartanburg Dist to John Gowen Jr of Greenville Dist give and grant a tract of land in Greenville Dist on the N side of the Middle Fork of Saluda River, adjacent Jesse Mayfield’s corner, on the bank of said River being the land sold by said John Gowen Sr to Jesse Mayfield, including 150 acres originally granted John Burriss Jan 1 1787, also that part of a tract of land originally granted to John Gowen for 400 acres on the N side of the Middle Fork of Saluda River Oct 15, 1784, also that tract of land originally granted to John Gowen Feb 4, 1793 for 553 acres . . . in the whole 853 acres . . . Signed: John Gowen. Wits: Gabl Benson, W B Gowen. Proved up Feb 6 1809. Recorded Feb 9 1809. Greenville Co, SC Bk H, pg 211.

1809 Feb 1 John Gowen to Jonathan Stokes 542 acres on S Pacolet R.  John Gowenof Spartanburg District to Jonathan Stokes of Spartanburg District, a tract of and in Spartanburg Dist, on the S side of South Pacolate River . . . along Moulton’s line, containing 542 acres, being part of two tracts . . . the North end originally granted to George Thompson by patent June 5, 1786 and including the plantation whereon Polly Saunders now lives. The other end or tract granted to John Gowen on July 1, 1783. Signed: John Gowen. Wits: Lemuel Stokes, Willey Brown. Proved up April 6, 1812. Spartanburg Co SC, Bk N, pg 95

1809 March 6 Thomas Roddy of Greenville Dist to John Gowen of Spartanburg, 1 grey horse, one sorrel filly, two cows calves, four hogs, together with all my household furniture. If Thomas Roddy do pay unto the above John Gowen in twelve months from the date herof, 200 bushels of good sound corn, and seven bushels and one half acre for the plantation he lives on. Peach orchard excepted. Thomas Roddy is to return a mill belonging to John Gowen which he is to have in his possession 12 monts in as good order as she now is, excepting the natural use. Sd Gowen is to pay for turning the tunnel head then the above bill sale to be void otherwise to remain in force virtu. Signed: Thomas Roddy. Wits: John Gowen Jr, A Mills. Proved up March 23, 1809. Recorded April 6, 1809. Greenville Co, SC Bk H, pg 250.

1809 Aug 20 John Gowen to Atlanta Saunders etal 100 acres and 100 acres.  I John Gowen do give and bequeath unto Atlanta and Dounda, daughters of Polly Saunders, each 100 acres of land . . . on the River at my cross fence . . . for Atlanta . . . for Dounda . . . so as to strike the upper corner of Bartholomew Grogan’s land. Signed: John Gowen. Wits: Theron Earle, C W McVay, Willey Brown. Proved up Jan 8, 1810.Spartanburg Co SC, Bk M, pg 303.

Info from THE GOWEN MANUSCRIPT:

(Note:  I don’t think this part of the Gowen Manuscript is correct.  I think I’m one of the ones it says is “confusing” this William with the William Gowen that died in Spartanburg Co, SC.   Based on what I’ve looked at, I believe these are the same people.  If you look at Granville County, NCtithes in the mid 1700s and later – there are 3 (maybe 4) white William Gowens, and 1 black/mulatto one.   There are two James Gowens that have sons named William as well.  But there is only one William Gowen, that I can locate, on the tithe lists that is old enough to have a date of birth before 1720 – and that is this one.  All the other ones look like they would have been born after 1735.  

I don’t agree with the conclusion of the manuscript below, but include it because others may see something I am missing.  I believe they are talking about two different people.  The one in Granville Co, NC is the William Gowen b. abt 1700 – 1712 (son of William Gowen and Catherine Padderson) on this page, and the one in the Fairfield Co, SC area was likely William Gowen (Goyne) b. abt 1733 (son of John Gowen and Mary Keith).

STAFFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA: (No evidence):  

Several researchers have said this William Going was son of William Going b. 1681 – and indicate that he lived with his family in Stafford County, Virginia.  I can find no purchases or sales of property . . . or any other transactions for this particular William Going in the Stafford County, Prince William County, or Fairfax County, or Westmoreland County, Virginia area – unlike the other children of William Going b. 1681, who do have transactions in those areas – and transactions that confirm their relationship with William Going b 1681.   (Note:  Click links above for information found in the above counties). 

There are a few records that show William Going b. 1681’s properties with a “William Going” living there after he dies in 1725/26.  These records “may” be referring to a son – BUT they do not say so.  They “may” be referring to William Going b. 1681 – where the clerk of the court or a surveyor just copied the “land description” information from prior documents – not aware that William Going b. 1681 had died in 1725 .  .  . but  just wanting to get the land description correct.

The following records should be considered.  They are the ones confirming the death date of William Going b. 1681 as around the end of 1725 – and other transactions referring to “William Going” being adjacent to some other landowner in 1726-1731.  BUT none of the transactions show any “William Going” actually buying or selling anything in the area past his death date in 1725 . . . so these “land descriptions” do not show any child of William Going b. 1681 named “William Gowen”:

1725 Feb 12 – A-200: A land grant to Thomas Ford of Stafford Co gave him 282 acres in said County on Popeshead Br of Occaquan adj. to William Gowin. 12 Feb 1725. p 83. Northern Neck Deed Book A, page 200.
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1725 Nov 12 – A-171: William Gowing of Stafford Co receives 112 acres in said Co on Rattlesnake Br of Popeshead Run. 12 Nov 1725. p. 82. Grant No. 131 according to “Grants by the Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia.”
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1725 November 12 – 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.
http://interactive.ancestry.com/48438/VALandRecords-003308-423/345936?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fdb%3dFLHG-VALandRecords%26gss%3dsfs28_ms_db%26new%3d1%26rank%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gsfn%3dAmbrose%26gsfn_x%3d0%26gsln%3dGowing%26gsln_x%3d0%26MSAV%3d0%26uidh%3dm37&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnSearchResults&rc=920,459,1057,491;389,540,548,572;546,541,685,572

1725 Nov 12th, William Gowen – received another land grant on Pope’s Head Run in Fairfax County, Virginia. Reference is made to the grant in a lease made by “Ambrose Gowing to Kathrine Gowing, widow.” Ambrose Gowen leased land from his mother described as a “grant to William Gowing, father of the said Ambrose Gowing by patent bearing date 12th, 11th month, 1725.” The lease, recorded 8th, 3rd month, 1726 in Stafford County Deed Book 1, page 353, was witnessed by George MasonJoseph Haines and Brent Hutnall. A release appears in Stafford County Deed Book 1, page 354. Stafford Co, Va  (This confirms the death of William Gowen)
http://interactive.ancestry.com/48438/VALandRecords-003308-423/345936?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fdb%3dFLHG-VALandRecords%26gss%3dsfs28_ms_db%26new%3d1%26rank%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gsfn%3dAmbrose%26gsfn_x%3d0%26gsln%3dGowing%26gsln_x%3d0%26MSAV%3d0%26uidh%3dm37&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnSearchResults&rc=920,459,1057,491;389,540,548,572;546,541,685,572

1726 March 8 – Catherine Gowen (Husb was William 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.”  Va. Land Trans – Stafford Co. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/revolution.htm

May 7, 1726 – William Gowing patented 112 acres in Stafford County. 12 Nov 1725. On March 7, 1726 his son and heir, Ambrose Gowing (Goin) of Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, conveys this property to Catherine Goin (no relationship stated). Abstracts from Stafford County, Va, Deed Book, 1722-1728  http://interactive.ancestry.com/48438/VALandRecords-003684-799?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fsearch%2fdb.aspx%3fdbid%3d48438%26path%3d&s

1727 Apr 14 – B-79: Terrence Ryley of Stafford Co receives 217 acres in Stafford Co . . . adjacent to Wm. Gowin on Rattlesnake Br. p. 90. Va. Land Trans – Stafford Co, Va.
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1730 Feb 15 – C-105 – Thomas Ford of Stanford Co 451 acres in Stafford Co on Popeshead Run . . . adjacent to Capt Connyers and William Going. p106. Va. Land Trans – Stanford Co, Va.

1731 May 16 – C-146 – Robert Carter Jr. of Westmoreland Co receives 217 acres . . . adjacent to William Going . . . p 108 Va. Land Trans – Stafford Co, Va.

 Additionally, William Going b. 1681’s widow, Catherine Gowing Padderson writes her will 1739 May 21.  NOWHERE in the will or probate does it mention a child named “William Gowen”.  It only names sons John Going, Alexander Going, and daughter Susannah Going.

(Note:  The will does not mention known son Ambrose Going.  Ambrose may have died prior to this, with no heirs – there is no documentation showing this – but the probate records for the time period in which he may have been noted as dying are missing in Stafford County – William Going‘s b. 1681 records are missing as well – the only reason we know of his death is the index for the missing will/probate book survives – and William Going is listed in the surviving index, and the land records also document William Going‘s approximate death date.  Its possible Ambrose may have moved away – and that the conveyance by William Going to Ambrose in 1725 was considered Ambrose’s inheritance – and then when mother Catherine died, he was too far away to participate in probate – and since Ambrose already received his share, he was not mentioned in Catherine’s will.  BUT, there is no mention of a son named William Gowen in any event by either parent).

Catherine has remarried around 1728 to a Mr. Padderson.  Some time between May 21 – July 23, 1739 Catherine Gowing Padderson dies.  Her will is probated on July 23, 1739, according to “Prince William County Will Book C”:

“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.”  (Sign): Catherin Padderson; Wits: Thomas Ford, Jane Ford, Ann Gladding

1739 July 23. Catherine Padderson’s will is “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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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA:   (Possibly lived here)

It is possible the following entries in Brunswick County, Virginia, are for William Gowen who ends up in Granville County, NC and then Spartanburgh County, South Carolina.   It is also possible that these entries below refer to William Gowen b. abt 1730 of Bedford County, Virginia and that William Gowen b. 1730 may be 3-5 years older than assumed (Bedford County was part of Brunswick County, Virginia until 1745 – then it became Lunenburg Co, Va, then in 1752 Bedford County, Va was created.  So in 1746 – William Gowen (one year after the change to Lunenburg), he may have still had business Brunswick County, Virginia). (Click the above link for Brunswick County for Going information found in that county)

See the following records – they “may” be records for the William Gowen of this page – or may be for William Going who ended up in Bedford County, Va:

1746 Sept 5: Humphery Bell of London mercht agst William Going. Upon a pet. in debt for 4.15.8 current money said to be due upon account. Continued till the next court. Brunswick Co Court Order book v3 pg. 102.

1747 June Ct – Upon the petition of Humphery Bell of London March 1 setting forth that William Going stands indebted to him four pounds fifteen shillings and eight pence current money and refuseth paiment and praying judgment against him for the same with costs. This day came the Plt by Clement Read his attorney and the Deft having been duly served with a copyof the said petition according to law and he not appearing to gainsay the allegation thereof, therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plt recover against the Deft his debt aforesaid in the petition mentioned and his costs by him in this be him expended including in attorneys fee. Brunswick Co Court Order book v3 pg. 202.  Brunswick Co, Va.  https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007645706_00315?pid=514345&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D514345%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH557%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH557&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007644234_00683

1747 June Ct: William Going of this county planter having behaved himself in a very disorderly indecent contemptive manner to this Court. It is considered that he make his fine with our Lord the King for the said offence by the paiment of five shillings sterling to his Majesty’s use and the sd William may be taken etc.
William Going of this County planter having behaved himself in a very disorderly indecent contemptive maner to this Court. It is ordered that he give security for his good behaviour during the space of twelve months and a day next ensuing and being in custody of the sherif. It is further ordered that the sherif keep him in custody till he give such security.  Brunswick Co Court Order book v3 pg. 204.

T H E G O W E N M A N U S C R I P T Page

DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE–B

William Gowen was born about 1720, parents and place unknown.

William Gowen was married about 1740, wife’s name Sarah. William Gowen is sometimes confused by family researchers with another William Gowen who settled in Spartanburg District, South Carolina. The second William Gowen was a contemporary whose wife was also named Sarah. The two William Gowens are suggested as kinsmen, and the activities of one are often ascribed to the other.

On March 5, 1750 a William Gowen appeared in Granville County where he bought land located on Grassy Creek from Robert Jones, Jr, according to Granville County Deed Book A, page 343-4.

On October 8, 1754 William Gowen and Joseph Gowen, suggested as a kinsman, appeared in a militia company commanded by Capt. John Sallis in Granville County. The company was part of a regiment commanded by Col. William Eaton. The two appeared on the company’s muster roll dated September 5, 1755, according to “Colonial Granville County and Its People” by Ray. Reference is also made to the military service of William Gowen in “North Carolina Colonial Records” by Clarke.

The company commanded by Capt. Sollis included 90 men:

“John SALLIS, Captain
George MORRIS, Lieutenant.
James MITCHEL, Ensign

1. William HOWLET, Sgt.
2. Wm. HOLLYMAN, Sgt
3. Richard HARRIS, Sgt
4. Wm HICKS, Corpl.
5. Wm JORDAN, Corpl.
6. Henry JORDAN, Corpl.
7. Thoms MORRIS, Corpl.
8. Thomas NEWBY, Corpl.
9. George KING, Drummer
10. John CRAVEN, Drummer

11. Thomas BRADFORD
12. James BANDY
13. Robert BANDY
14. Jacob PERRY
15. Henry DAY, Jr.
16. Simon DAY
17. Jeremiah FRAZIER
18. Thomas CHRISTIAN
19. David MITCHEL
20. Wm MOORE, Jr.
21. Henry HOWARD
22. Nathaniel HOLLY
23. Wm HOLLEY
24. Enoch RENTFROW
25. Lewis THOMAS
26. Lewis EDWARDS
27. John SMITH
28. Joseph MOORE
29. John BAINS
30. Richard ROBERTS
31. Richard ROBERTS, JR.
32. John THOMASON
33. James KNOTT
34. John KNOTT
35. Martin WHEELER
36. John HOWARD
37. David HOWARD
38. Solomon HOWARD
39. Anthony GARNET
40. Timothy CARTER
41. Samuel CARTER
42. John STOVALL
43. John STOVALL, Jr.
44. Bartholomew STOVALL
45. Jeremiah CLAYTON
46. William CLAYTON
47. William GOWEN
48. John GALLIMORE
49. Jesse PARKER
50. John OSBORN
51. Wm CRAGG
52. Jonathan BARRET
53. James HEMBRY
54. Robert GLIDEWELL
55. Wm MANUS
56. Groves HOWARD
57. John JOHNSTON
58. Francis KING
59. Thomas KING, Jr.
60. Christopher OSBORN
61. Sherwood HARRIS
62. Johnathan WHITE, Jr.
63. George JORDAN, Jr.
64. Henry FEGAN
65. John PARISH
66. William FERGUSON
67. James REEVES
68. Harris GUILLAM
69. Edward LOYD
70. Robert GILLEY
71. William GILLEY
72. Mathew McKENNY
73. Claiborn HARRIS
74. David PARISH
75. James FERGUSON
76. John YANCEY
77. Bartlet YANCEY
78. Joseph GOWEN
79. John CRAGG
80. James ROBERTS, Jr.
81. Osborn HEDGPETH
82. John SIMMONS
83. Christopher HARRIS
84. Benjamin SIMMONS
85. Joshua NOGINS
86. Bartlet SHEPARDSON
87. Lewis ANDERSON
88. Wm BASS
89. George ANDERSON
90. George PETTIFORD “

A charge of trespassing was filed against “William Gowen” December 17, 1755, according to “Court Minutes of Granville County, North Carolina” by Zoe Hargett Gwynn. On June 7, 1757 “Edward Gowen, Joseph Gowen, William Gowen and John Gowen” were sued by Robert Parks, according to the court minutes. On September 6, 1757 a suit was filed by Charles Turnbull against “William Gowen, James Boyd and W. M. Gowen.”

On February 6 and December 2, 1760 “William Gowen, planter of Granville County,” received more than 650 acres in St. John’s Parish, according to Granville County Deed Book E, page 440-48. The grant was for 667 acres “adjoining Johnston’s line and Stovall’s line.” Joseph Gowen was a witness to the document. “James Gowine” was recorded as “SCC” [Senior Chain Carrier] on the land which was surveyed May 21, 1760.

John Gowen, Joseph Gowen and William Gowen were included in a jury panel in May 1765, according to Granville County Court minutes.

“William Gowin” appeared in the tax list of 1769 for Granville County. He paid a tax on “one white poll,” according to Zoe Hargett Gwynn. “Southern Lineages” suggests that William Gowen lived in the Pee Dee area of South Carolina for a few years following his residence in Granville County.

The Pee Dee section of South Carolina takes its name from the Pee Dee Indian tribe that lived along the Pee Dee River in eastern South Carolina. The present-day Pee Dee area is composed of the nine counties that are touched by the Pee Dee river: Marlboro, Dillon, Marion, Horry, Chesterfield, Darlington, Florence, Williamsburg and Georgetown Counties. Many members of the Gowen family lived in an area which is now Fairfield County, South Carolina.

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