1700-05 William Gowen of Stafford Co, Va m. Sarah Allen

William Gowen b. 1700-05 – d. April 1792, m. Sarah Allen, Stafford Co 1712-1739, Brunswick Co 1746-47, Granville Co 1749 – , Spartanburg Co SC 1782-92.
Places Lived:
Stafford Co, Va (1712 birth – 1739) (near Maryland/Washington DC)
Brunswick Co, Va (1746-1747)
Granville Co, NC (1749 –
Spartanburg Co, SC (1782-1792 death)

(Link to page on 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: (parents of William are assumed to be one of the following – need Y-DNA results of one of his descendants to confirm).

William Gowing b. abt 1682 – 1725 married Catherine Gowing Padderson (assumed parents – this is not confirmed)

John Gowing b. 1680 (alternative parent)

James Gowing b. 1683 (alternative parent)

Children:

Joseph Gowen b. 1735
John “Buck” Gowen b. 1736
Anne Gowen Easley b. 1737
William Gowen Jr b. 1738
James Gowen b. 1740

Siblings:

Ambrose Gowen b. 1703 – after 1774, m. ? (confirmed child of William b. 1682)
Susannah Gowen b. 1707- d. ?, m. ? (confirmed child of William b. 1682)
John Gowen b. 1710 – d. ?, married Mary Keith (child of Cornelius Keith) (confirmed child of William b. 1682)
Alexander Gowen b. 1715 – d. ?, m. Sophia (confirmed child of William b. 1682)

Other potential children in Stafford County, Va (of John Going b. 1680, William Going b. 1682, or James Going b. 1683) – potential siblings or first/close cousins:

Peter Gowen b. 1699 (NOT confirmed – could be a child of one of the other siblings of William Gowing b. 1682 – James or John)

Thomas Gowen b. 1706 (NOT confirmed – could be a child of one of the other siblings of William Gowing b. 1682 – James or John)

William Gowen b. 1700-05 – d. April 1792, m. Sarah Allen (NOT confirmed – could be a child of one of the other siblings of William Gowing b. 1682 – James or John)

FACTS:

William Gowing (or Gowen) was born about 1706 (many report his birth to be about 1712, but it appears he may be older).  He appears to have been born to father William Gowen b. abt 1682 and mother Catherine Gowen (who later remarried to a Padderson).  William may have been born earlier – it is unknown.

(Note:  Ambrose Gowen is assumed to be the oldest of the siblings, but Ambrose disappears from all records after the 1725 land transaction listed below, for almost 50 years, before another Ambrose Gowen appears reappears in southern Virginia during the Revolutionary War (some think this is the same Ambrose).  

I think it is possible that “Ambrose” was a middle name.  Possibly a family name, such as the surname of Catherine.  Ambrose could have been the middle name of William, Thomas or John.  There is no evidence of the middle name of William that I am aware of, so it is a possibility to consider.  

It is also possible that Ambrose Gowen died before 1734 and that the bound out children in Brunswick Count, Va were his children being bound out.  If this is the case, then Ambrose and William are not the same people).

William Gowing’s presumed father (William Gowing b. 1680) dies in late 1725.  The following records confirm this.

On 1725 November 12 Ambrose Gowing conveys to Catherine Gowing, 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. Stafford Co, Va  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 b. 1680 received another land grant on Pope’s Head Run in Fairfax County, Virginia. Although no legal record of the grant has been found to date a 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 Mason, Joseph Haines and Brent Hutnall. A release appears in Stafford County Deed Book 1, page 354. Stafford Co, Va.

1725/26 William Gowring is listed in the index of a Stafford County wills book – the will and probate paperwork have not been locates – several of these books were taken during the Civil War.  The index of the book has been located though, and it states that William Gowring was:
“Dec’d 1725/26”
Stafford Co, Va.
http://interactive.ancestry.com/48444/VAWillRecords-002251-360/350269?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fdb%3dFLHG-VAWillRecords%26gss%3dsfs28_ms_db%26new%3d1%26rank%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gsln%3dGoin%26gsln_x%3d0%26MSAV%3d1%26uidh%3dm37&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnSearchResults&rc=508,205,609,238#?imageId=VAWillRecords-002251-360

1726 William Gowing (Goin?), Dec’d 1726; Page 253, inventory; p. 269, estate A/c.  Stafford Co, Va.
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The parent William Gowing conveyed land to his son, Ambrose Gowing, just prior to his death in 1725.  Two to six years later, it appears land appears in the area is in the hands of another “William Gowing”.  This again raises the suspicion that William Gowing b. 1706, and Ambrose Gowing are possibly the same people (with Ambrose as a middle name – if this was so, and William Gowing b. 1682 did not have Ambrose as a middle name – if “Ambrose” was a nod to the in-laws family, then the younger William would not be a Jr.  If that was the case they may have called him by his middle name, “Ambrose”, rather than “Jr” to differentiate him from the father, at least while the father was alive).  (Note:  There was a Leonard Ambrose receiving land in Gloucester Co, Va in 1675, and a Robert Ambrose receiving land in King and Queen County, Va in 1714:

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The following land transactions indicate that William Gowin or Going owned land in 1727 through 1731 in Stafford County, Virginia – after his father had died.  Typically, land transactions take note by indicating if the person is “deceased” or “estate of” or “late” indicating they have died.  Because these transactions do not use these terms, it it possible these transactions were referring to William Gowin assumed to be born 1712, which would call into question his assumed year of birth – as he was not an adult yet if the date is correct.   The transactions indicate that this William Gowen was born 1700-1705.

1727 Apr 14 –  Terrence Ryley of Stafford Co receives 217 acres in Stafford Co . . . adjacent Wm. Gowin on Rattlesnake Br. B-79: p. 90.  Va. Land Trans – Stafford Co
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1730 Feb 15 – Thomas Ford of Stafford Co receives 451 acres in Stafford Co on Popeshead Run . . . adjacent to Capt Connyers and William Going. C-105; p106.  Va. Land Trans – Stanford Co  https://books.google.com/books?id=Xyv91vPq_voC&pg=PA106&lpg=PA106&dq=%22Thomas+Ford+of+Stafford+Co+451%22&source=bl&ots=vnaFGEcujL&sig=axs7GgslidxoL0-oNpyPTGZgZ0g&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiC8eS1m6bNAhUEKFIKHUhZAkQQ6AEIHDAA#v=onepage&q=%22Thomas%20Ford%20of%20Stafford%20Co%20451%22&f=false

1731 May 16 – Robert Carter Jr. of Westmoreland Co receives 217 acres . . . adjacent to William Going in Stafford Co – Terrence Ryley of Stafford Co (now Prince William Co) had died with no heirs – escheat deed to Carter on Popes Head. . . C-146; p 108.  Va. Land Trans – Stafford Co  http://interactive.ancestry.com/49389/FLHG_VANorthernNeckLandGrants1-0007?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fsearch%2fdb.aspx%3fdbid%3d49389%26path%3d&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnBrowsing#?imageId=FLHG_VANorthernNeckLandGrants1-0120

 William Gowing’s mother, Catherine Gowing Padderson, writes her will 1739 May 21.  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.”

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

23, July, 1739. Her 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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1745 June 6:  Indenture made 6 June 1745 between Richard Huckiby Late of the County of Brunswick and John Roberson of Brunswick, £50, 350a, 100a of the said Quantity purchased of William Gower being part of a tract Granted to the said William Gower by Patent for 300a dated 18 February 1722, and 135a more part granted to Thomas  Huckiby by patent dated 17 July 1726, residue being part of a tract granted to the said Thomas Huckiby by patent for 316a dated 28 September 1728. Signed Richard Huckiby (bhm). Witnesses:  Micajah Perry, James Cook. Court June 6, 1745, Indenture and Memorandum acknowledged by Richard Huckabee and Mary the wife of the said Richard relinquished her right of dower. Brunswick Co, Va Deed Book 3, Page 30.

1745 June 29: Indenture made the 29th day of June, 1745, between John Robinson and William Brodnax of Prince George County, for 18 pounds, conveying 351 acres bounded by James Walkers land he bought of William King, John Colliers land, Henry Wilkins land, William Gowens and Cage Perry’s land (the land whereon the church stands and the land which the said John Robinson bought of Richard Hockebe. Condition of the indenture was to secure payment of 36 pounds. Witnesses were Elizabeth Carlos, Ann Brodnax, and Henry Brodnax. Acknowledged in Court on August 1, 1745. Deed Book 3,  page 54. Brunswick County, Virginia.

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.

*1746 Sept – Going, William
1747 June
3-102 – September 1746 Court.
3-202 – June 1747 Court.
Brunswick County, Virginia Court Order

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. 202.

*1747 June – Going, William (Planter)
3-204 (2 records) –June 1747 Court
Brunswick County, Virginia Court Order

1749/50 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 near the Virginia state line for £25 March 5, 1750, according to Granville County Deed Book A, page 343.” Granville Co, NC

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

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

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
William Going & Son Joseph 2/0/2
Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1755 March 5 – Court: sued by Robert Jones, Mar 1755, Granville, North Carolina, USA. “In March 1755, William Going was sued by Robert Jones for “trespass,” according to Granville County Court records. Granville, NC

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

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 – Court: William Gowen and his son W. M. Gowen are sued by Charles Turnbull, 6 Sep 1757, Granville, North Carolina, USA. “On September 6, 1757 a suit was filed by Charles Turnbull against “William Gowen, James Boyd and W. M. Gowen.”  Granville Co, NC  (Note: This appears to be the white William Gowen, as the white William Gowen is the only one listed on the tithe records with a son also named William – which W. M. Gowen is likely William Jr).

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
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:  Granville Co, NC, at the same time, has a mulatto / black family of Gowens that have a James Gowen with a son named William, and a mulatto Joseph Gowen that may be a sibling of James Gowen mulatto – these are a different family, as they both appear on tithes at the same time, one listed as white, one listed as mulatto or black.  So some of the transactions in Granville that are assumed to be for the white Gowen family members, may be transactions regarding the mulatto/black Gowen family)

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
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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.
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1758 Sept 4 – Title: Gowin, William. 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: 12.12.30.4 (Folder); Genres / Forms: Warrants, Plats, Deeds; Scope / Contents: Warrant: 1758 September 4. 640 acres. Descriptive references for land: James Yaneres, Jonathan Creek Plat: 1760 May 21. 667 acres. Descriptive references for land: none; Chain carriers: James Gowin, John Hart; Surveyor: Thomas Person Deed: 1760 December 2; Note: Warrant validated for six additional months on February 12, 1760, because its execution had been prevented by the “late Disturbances.” For deed see 12.13.40.2. Granville Co, NC http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html   1758 Sept 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: 1758, 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: 12.12.30.5 (Folder); Genres / Forms: Warrants, Plats, Deeds; Scope / Contents: Warrant: 1758 September 4. 640 acres. Descriptive references for land: Dogwood Spring Branch, Robert; Harrison Plat: 1760 May 21. 650 acres. Descriptive references for land: Charles Harris, Dogwood Spring; Branch; Chain carriers: Robert Harrison, James Gowin; 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.” For deed see 12.13.40.3. Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

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 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 Nov 29 – 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
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:  Granville Co, NC, at the same time, has a mulatto / black family of Gowens that have a James Gowen with a son named William, and a mulatto Joseph Gowen that may be a sibling of James Gowen mulatto – these are a different family, as they both appear on tithes at the same time, one listed as white, one listed as mulatto or black.  So some of the transactions in Granville that are assumed to be for the white Gowen family members, may be transactions regarding the mulatto/black Gowen family)

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

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 –”William Gowen sells 640 acres of his land October 4, 1762, according to Granville County Deed Book F, page 382, in Granville Co, NC

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 – “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 226.”  Granville Co, NC

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 “Buck” Gowen.” Spartanburg Co., SC.

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 Gowen.  David 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

1792 April 10 – William Gowen dies in 1792, and his will is probated:
Estate: will, 10 Mar 1785, 96th District, North 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.”

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

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).

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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