1715 Alexander Gowen b. abt 1715 of Stafford Co, Va m. to Sophia (Y2)

Alexander Gowen b. abt 1715 – d. 1774 m. Sophia

(Y2) YDNA Group

SPOUSE:

Married 1st unknown – but the Chancery Court case brought by daughter Dian after Alexander’s death shows that Dian did not name Sophia as her mother – but named Alexander as her father, implying the marriage to Sophia was Alexander’s 2d marriage.

Married 2d to Sophia (MNU) b. ? – d. btw 1815-1821 (she was served with notice in Dian’s Chancery Court case in 1815, the next found entry related to the case in 1821 indicates she is deceased).

PARENTS:

CHILDREN:

  • Alexander Gowen Jr b. abt 1748 – d. ?  (Note:  listed as buyer in probate and living next to Suffiah after Alexander Gowen’s death)
  • John Goyen b. abt 1750 (Note: maybe a child of Alexander – listed as buyer in probate, and living next to Suffiah after Alexander Gowen’s death.  The confusing thing about the probate is that he is named “John Going Jr” which may mean this is actually Alexander Gowen’s nephew (son of John Going and Mary Keith Going).
  • Jesse Gowing b. abt abt 1752 (Note: listed living next to Suffiah after Alexander’s death).
  • Daniel Gowing b. abt 1753 (Note: listed in probate as a buyer at estate, and living with Suffiah after Alexander’s death. One of the biggest buyers at Alexander’s estate sale).  
  • Henry Going b. abt. 1755 – d. 1807 m. Jane Hall (presumed son of Alexander Gowen)
  • Dian Gowing b. abt 1756 m. John Kenedy (Canaday) b. abt 1755 (see new information – suit in 1807 by her children against Sophia Gowing and Sherwood Gowing – found in Virginia Chancery Index – file 1809-001 shows she is a daughter of Alexander Gowing)
  • Sophia Gowing Jr b. abt 1760 m. David Logan (Note:  listed in probate as buyer, files suit against mother Sophia as admin of Alexander’s estate). 
  • Sherwood Gowing b. abt abt 1768 (Note:  Dian’s lawsuit against Alexander’s estate confirms Sherwood is a son of Sophia (wife of Alexander) – confirming Sherwood is a son of Alexander.).

(Note:  The above children are assumed to be the children of Alexander Gowen.  There are no documents found at this point that directly say – “child of Alexander” other than with Sophia Jr and Dian in their subsequent lawsuits related to their father’s estate – also, Sherwood is confirmed as a son of Sophia that has taken charge of Alexander Gowing’s estate according to the lawsuit – the remaining of these children are based on circumstantial evidence based on purchases in the estate, and other transactions that are sufficient to create a circumstantial case for them being a child of Alexander).

Other Possible Children: The following people are those with parents who are unknown, but whose Y-DNA or other circumstances confirm they are likely the children of either John Going or Alexander Going:

  • Amos Goyen b. 1744 (His child Jeremiah Goyne witnesses deeds with Isaac Going and James Goyne b. 1777 – both sons of Drury Going b. 1749 in Chester Co, SC. Jeremiah Goyne moved to Robertson County, TN at the same time as Drury Going’s son James Goyne, and was in the same tax district with him. Likely Amos Goyen was the brother of Drury, and Isaac Going and James Goyne were cousins with Jeremiah). 
  • Drury Goyen b. 1749 (likely a child of either John Going or Alexander Going)(Y-DNA match) 
  • James Goyne b. 1755 (In Rev War Pension Application confirmed was born in Lunenburg Co, Va. Y-DNA match – His application says either “Muhlenburg” or Mecklenburg … but Mecklenburg didn’t exist yet in 1755 – it was created out of Lunenburg later – so if he was born in the area that became Mecklenburg, he actually was born in Lunenburg)

SIBLINGS:

  • Ambrose Gowen b. 1703 – after 1774, m. ? (confirmed)
  • William Gowen b. 1700-12 – d. April 1792, m. Sarah Allen (Not confirmed – could be a child of one of the other siblings of William Gowing b. 1678 – James or John)
  • Susannah Gowen b. 1707- d. ?, m. ? (confirmed)
  • John Gowen b. abt 1710 – d. ?, married Mary Keith (child of Cornelius Keith) (confirmed)
  • Alexander Gowen b. abt 1715 – d. ?, m. Sophia (confirmed)

Going Family of Stafford County, Va: 

States and Counties to research:

FACTS and SOURCES:

Alexander Gowing was born about 1705 to 1715 to William Gowing and his wife Catherine.  Alexander’s father, William Gowing dies about 1725-1726 – he dies intestate (no will), but he had probate paperwork such as his inventory and accounting which are listed in the index of Stafford County’s Will Book K.  The index has survived, but the book itself is missing, so there is currently no way to read the actual probate paperwork for William Gowing – so no way to verify if it reveals other heirs – fortunately though, his wife, Catherine (who remarried to a “Patterson” after William’s death) left a will and probate that was located in Prince William County, Virginia, that lists her heirs.

(Note: It is unknown if William Gowing was married before Catherine, so it is possible he had more heirs that are not listed in Catherine’s will and probate – it is possible that in addition to Ambrose Going, that Thomas Going and William Going were also children of William’s from a prior marriage – who may have received their share of the estate after William Going died in 1725/26 – and possibly why Catherine Padderson Going does not account for them in her will in 1739).

The first mention of Alexander Going is in his mother Catherine Padderson’s Last Will and Testament.

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

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

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

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

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

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

1739 Cert of Admin & Bond Catherine Padderson decd estate in PW Co Va. Will bk C, p 181

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1739 Nov 27 – Catherine Pattison Acct of Estate 1739.
The Estate of Catherine Pattison decd.
pd Edward Barry – 116 [Truro Parish clerk]
pd Judgment – 177
pd Capt Valentine Payton – 364
pd Thomas Ford – 40
pd Clerks fees – 120
pd Service? fees – 32
pd Alexander Gowin – 330
pd Susanna Gowin – 250
pd John Gowin – 468
By the crop made Anno 1738 – 1897
(Total): 1897
Cash Account
To funeral expenses – 0.19.0
pd Mr William Dunlop – 7.4.0
To a debt to me – 0.8.0
by the inventory 37.3.4 and 3/4
by the above bal 468 tob at 12/6 pcent – 2.18.8
To bal due by John Gowen
Signed: John Gowin
At a Court continued & held for Prince William County November 27, 1739 John Going presented this account which was allowed & ordered to be recorded.
Test: Catesby Cocke, ClCur
Will Bk C, p 199. Prince William Co, Va.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9PX-FQ2N?i=109&cat=379047

1739 Last WIll and Testament of Catherin Padderson in Prince William Co Va p 7 with account bk c p 199

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

1742 Oct 13 – John Gowin survey was done on Oct 13, 1742 for 155 acres in Fairfax Co Va – … survey for John Gowin Oct 13, 1742 … corner of Thomas Ford … with Ford’s lines … on the main branch of Popeshead … corner of Capt Connier’s … containing 155 acres. Chainmen listed as: John Stark, Alexander Gowin. Surveyor signed: W West. Fairfax Co, Va.
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/213/0385_0388.pdf

1742 Oct 13 John Gowin survey for 155 acres in Fairfax Co Va_Page_3 marked snip

1742 Oct 30 – John Gowen had this survey Oct 30, 1742 for 144 acres in Fairfax Co Va – described as … near a branch of The North Run of Pohick and Corner to Robert Carter Esqr … line of the widow Coster (sp?) … line of Richard Simpson … Chainmen:  John Stark, Alexander Gowen.  Pilitt: John Gowen.  Surveyor: William West.
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/213/0378_0380.pdf

1742 Oct 30 survey for John Gowen for 144 acres in Fairfax Co Va_Page_2 marked snip

1747 Aug 17 – Alexander Gowen to Bond Veale, Lease & Release, Deed bk B1, p 253, Fairfax Co, Va
Lease:… between Alexander Gowen of Truro Parish and County of Fairfax planter of the one part and Bond Veale of the aforesaid Parish and County planter of the other part … Alexander Gowen …. sell unto the aforesaid Bond Veale …. land containing by estimation 56 acres … in the Parish of Truro and County of Fairfax … at the Division Line made mention of in Thomas Ford’s Deed of Sale bought of John Gowen …
Signed: Alexander Gowen.
Wit: Joseph Cockerill, Joseph Gardner, John Melton
1747 Aug 18 – Release: … between Alexander Gowen of Truro Parish and County of Fairfax planter of the one part and Bond Veale of the aforesaid Parish and County planter of the other part … Alexander Gowen … confirm unto the said Bond Veal … land containing by estimation 56 acres … situated … in the Parish of Truro and County of Fairfax … at the Division Lines made mention of in Thomas Ford’s deed of sale bought of John Gowen …
Signed: Alexander Gowen
Wit: Joseph Cockerill, Joseph Gardner, John Melton
Recorded Aug 18, 1747 by oath of Alexander Gowen and motion of Bond Veale.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-BS6P-F?i=505&cat=202100

See William Gowing’s grant and survey for 112 acres:

1725 Nov 12 – A-171: William Gowing of Stafford Co 112a 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.”   “William Goings” receives Grant No. 131 November 12, 1725 for 112 acres “on Rattlesnake Branch of Popeshead,” according to “Grants by the Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia.”

1725 Oct 5 survey of William Gowing for 112 acres in Stafford Co, Va snip 1

1725 Oct 5 survey of William Gowing for 112 acres in Stafford Co, Va snip 2

Link to survey:  http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/240/0148_0150.pdf

1747 Aug 18 in Fairfax County, deed book B1 pgs 253-254 shows that Alexander Gowen conveyed a lease and release for 56 acres he had inherited from his mother to Bond Veale in 1747.  1746 July 14 Alexander’s brother, John Gowin and his wife Mary who relinquished her dower, had conveyed 144 acres to Bond Veale in a glade near a branch of North Run Pohick which corners Robert Carter, from the Proprietors on 10 Jul 1744. The above deed from Fairfax Deed Book B, p.26.

1747 Alexander Gowen leases to Bond Veale in Fairfax Co

1749 June 20 – The Petition of ALEXANDER GOING against JOSEPH WILLIAMS is dismist.
Fairfax County Court Order Book, 1749-1754 p. 17.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-B9Y6-Z?i=18&cat=193222

1749 Sept 30 – On the Petition of WILLIAM HICKS Esq. against ALEXANDER GOING Judgment is granted the Petitioner against the said Defendant for Six hundred and twenty eight pounds of Tobacco and four Shillings and Six pence current money by note of hand and Costs. Fairfax County Court Order Book, 1749-1754 p. 43.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-B9B9-B?i=31&cat=193222

1751 Mar 30 – Court held March 30, 1751. On the petition of John Milstead against Alexander Gowen, John Summers William Berckley and John Ward or any two of them are Ordered to view and Value the work done by the petitioner for the Defendant and report the Value thereof to the next court. Fairfax County, VA; Fairfax County Court Order Book, 1749-1754 p. 151, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-B9TR-J?i=104&cat=193222
(see other orders on same day regarding Alexander Gowen and Moses Hollis – out of same case):

1751 Mar 30 – Court held March 30, 1751. Joseph Bayloy au Evidence for John Milstead against Alexander Gowen having attended seven Days Ordered he to pay him for the same according to Law. Fairfax County, VA; Fairfax County Court Order Book, 1749-1754 p. 151, http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/fairfax/court/etal554gwl.txthttps://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-B9TR-J?i=104&cat=193222

1751 Mar 30 – Court held March 30, 1751. Moses Holles au Endowed for John Milstead against Alexander Gowen having attended seven days ordered that he to pay him for the same according to law. Fairfax County, VA; Fairfax County Court Order Book, 1749-1754 p. 151, http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/fairfax/court/etal554gwl.txt
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-B9TR-J?i=104&cat=193222

1751 Mar 30 – Court held March 30, 1751. Moses Hollis au Evidence for Jane Purcel against Joseph Stevens and Alexander Gowen having attended Seven Days Ordered. She to pay him for the same according to Law. Fairfax County, VA; Fairfax County Court Order Book, 1749-1754 p. 151, http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/fairfax/court/etal554gwl.txt
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-B9TR-J?i=104&cat=193222

1751 Mar 30 – Court held March 30, 1751. John Simpson au Evidence for Jane Purcel against Joseph Stevens and Alexander Gowen having attended Seven Days Ordered. She to pay him for the same according to Law and coming and returning twice thirty Miles. Fairfax County, VA; Fairfax County Court Order Book, 1749-1754 p. 151, http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/fairfax/court/etal554gwl.txt
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-B9TR-J?i=104&cat=193222

1751 Mar 30 – Court held March 30, 1751. Thomas Remy au Evidence for Jane Purcel against Joseph Stevens and Alexander Gowen having attended Seven Days Ordered. She to pay him for the same according to Law and coming and returning twice thirty Miles. Fairfax County, VA; Fairfax County Court Order Book, 1749-1754 p. 151, http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/fairfax/court/etal554gwl.txt
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-B9TR-J?i=104&cat=193222

1751 Sept 26 – On the petition of John Milstead against Alexander Gowen judgment is granted the petitioner against the said Defendant for two pounds ten shillings current money and his costs by him in this behalf expended according to the report of the referrees.
Fairfax County Court Order Book, 1749-1754 p. 169.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-B9TG-K?i=113&cat=193222

1754 Jan 18 – Richard Brown plt against Alexander Gowen deft} Trespass assault & Battery
This day came the afsd RIchard by William Ellzey his attorney & thereupon came a jury to wit John Dalton, Harry Pipe, John Kirkpatrick, Peter Stalker, James Robertson, William Bronaugh, William Waite, Denis McCarty, Walter Stuart, Thomas Wren, Thomas Sorrell & John Templeman who being sworn well & truly to inquire what damages the said Richard hath sustained by occasion of the said Alexander’s beating and wounding him upon their oath do say that the said Richard hath sustained damages by that occasion to one penny besides his costs. Therefore it is considered that the said Richard recover against the said Alexander his damages afsd amounting to one penny & his costs by him in this behalf expended & the said Alexander be taken.
Fairfax County, Va – Order book, 1749-1754. p. 520.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-B91W-G?i=290&cat=193222

(Below are different Going, Goyen, Gowen related sources for those people were in the Virginia, North Carolina, or South Carolina areas in the early 1700’s to early 1800’s)

Map of North Carolina and Virginia border area and locations of families living in those areas (click to enlarge)

1753 Sept – Alexander Going first appeared in the records of Orange County in September 1753, according to “Orange County, North Carolina Court Minutes, 1753-1761,” Book 1, by Weynette Parks Haun.  1753 Sept 11 – Alexander Going was a deed witness for James Muse, 1753, Orange, North Carolina, USA. Deed of property from James Muse Sr and James Muse Jr. ; Land: grant 640 acres Hogan’s Creek, Bigg Branch, 26 Feb 1755, Orange, North Carolina, USA. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4K-KS31-6?i=35&cat=474816

1753 Muse to Muse w Alexr Going as wit in Orange Co NC 01

1753 Muse to Muse w Alexr Going as wit in Orange Co NC 02

1753 Dec Ct – Ordered that Moses Hollis be appointed Constabe about Dan River and the County line.
Minute Bk 1752-1758, p 57, Orange Co, NC.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4K-KSQ3-Y?i=48&cat=474816

1755 – Orange County Tax List. A List of Tythables for the year 1755.
Richard Goans – 2 whites (image 6)
Moses Ginn 1 white (image 12)
Tax Lists, Orange County, 1755.
TreasurersComptrollers_TaxLists_Box1_Orange_1755_006
https://digital.ncdcr.gov/digital/collection/p16062coll33/id/2683 (Image 6)
https://digital.ncdcr.gov/digital/collection/p16062coll33/id/2689 (Image 12)

1755 Feb 26 – Alexander Going, Warrant: 1755 February 26. 640 acres. Orange Co, NC
Descriptive references for land: Hogan Creek
1757 Feb 11 – Plat: 1757 February 11. 600 acres
Descriptive references for land: Hogan Creek
Chain carriers: William Armstrong, Notley Holis
Surveyor: Sherwood Haywood
1760 July 15 – Deed: 1760 July 15
https://axaem.archives.ncdcr.gov//solrDetailPages/series/NCA/Series_detail.html?fq=seriesRid:334868

1757 Feb 10 – Survey … for Alexander Gowin: 600 acres of land according to the above plan lying in Orange County & on both sides of Hogans Creek beginning on the SE side of the sd Creek at a white oak thence runs south 320 poles to a Hickory thence W 300 pole crossing sd Creek to a pine thence N 320 poles to a pine thence E 300 poles to the beginning.
Chain Carriers: William Armstrong, Notley Hollis
Alexander Going, 15 Jul 1760, Grant # 72 for 600 acres Both sides of Hogan Creek
Frame 117 of 1266. S.108.252 – Granville Grants Deeds: Folders 90-C to 96-O. Alexander Going in folder SSLG 91B
https://nclandgrants.com/frame/?fdr=253&frm=109&gmars=12.13.91.6

1757 Feb 10 survey for 600 acres for Alexander Gowin in Orange Co NC

1757 Feb 10 survey for 600 acres for Alexander Gowin in Orange Co NC

1757 Feb 10 Survey for William Armstrong 500 acres with Alexander Gowin and Notley Hollis chain carriers Orange Co NC
Survey for William Armstrong 500 acres of land according to the above plan lying in Orange County and on both sides of Moon Creek beg on the NW side of the sd Creek at a pine …
Signed: Sher Haywood, sg
Sworn Chain Carriers: Alexander Gowin, Notley Holis
Frame 103 of 1324S.108.251 – Granville Grants Deeds: Folders 83-A to 90-B
Folder SSLG 83-E
https://nclandgrants.com/frame/?fdr=252&frm=93&gmars=12.13.83.21

1757 Feb 10 Survey for William Armstrong 500 acres with Alexander Gowin and Notley Hollis chain carriers Orange Co NC

1757 Feb 10 Survey for William Armstrong 500 acres with Alexander Gowin and Notley Hollis chain carriers Orange Co NC

1757 May 12 – Alexander Going, Warrant: 1757 May 12. 640 acres
Descriptive references for land: Dan River
1758 Jan 14 – Plat: 1758 January 14. 248 acres
Descriptive references for land: Dan River
Chain carriers: Moses Holles, Enoch Robinson
Surveyor: Sherwood Haywood
1760 July 25 – Deed: 1760 July 25
https://axaem.archives.ncdcr.gov//solrDetailPages/series/NCA/Series_detail.html?fq=seriesRid:334869

1757 May 12 – Warrant: Moses Hollis for 640 acres in Orange Co, NC
Descriptive references for land: Dan River, John Mayho, Alexander Gowing
1758 Jan 14 – Plat: 1758 January 14. 162 acres
Descriptive references for land: Dan River
Chain carriers: Enoch Robinson, Alexander Gowing
Surveyor: Sherwood Haywood
1761 Jan 2 – Deed Issued: 1761 January 2
Record ID: SR.12.8.3.039
https://axaem.archives.ncdcr.gov//solrDetailPages/series/NCA/Series_detail.html?fq=seriesRid:334245

1757 May 12 – Stephen McMillion, Warrant: 1757 May 12. 640 acres. Orange Co, NC
Descriptive references for land: Hogan Creek, Alexander Going
1758 Jan 16 – Plat: 1758 January 16. 540 acres
Descriptive references for land: Hogan Creek, Alexander Going
Chain carriers: John Thomas, John Ward
Surveyor: Sherwood Haywood
1761 Jan 2 – Deed: 1761 January 2
https://axaem.archives.ncdcr.gov//solrDetailPages/series/NCA/Series_detail.html?fq=seriesRid:334895

1758 Jan 14 – Survey for Alexander Gowing: 248 acres of land according to the above plan lying in Orange County on the North side of Dann River beginning at an Ash standing on the bank of the River thence runs N 15; E 162 poles to a pine in Mayo’s line thence by his line S 88: E 270 poles to a black walnut on the bank of the sd River thence up the courses of the River first S 13: W 134 poles and thence up it to the beginning.
Chain Carriers: Moses Hollis, Enoch Robinson.
Alexander Gowing, 25 Jul 1760, Grant # 95 for 248 acres North side of Dan River
Frame 127 of 1266. S.108.252 – Granville Grants Deeds: Folders 90-C to 96-O. Alexander Gowing in folder SSLG 91C
https://nclandgrants.com/frame/?fdr=253&frm=122&gmars=12.13.91.8

1758 Jan 14 survey for Alexander Gowing 248 acres of land in Orange Co NC

1758 Jan 14 survey for Alexander Gowing 248 acres of land in Orange Co NC

1759 March (At a Court 2d Teusday in March 1759) – A deed of sale from the Earl of Granville to Alexander Gowing for 258 acres of land was proved in open Court and was ordered to be registered.
Orange County North Carolina Registration of Deeds 1753-1793 pt 1. pg 41.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77T2-V8VT?i=565&cc=1867501&cat=324412

1759 March Earl of Granville to Alexander Gowing for 258 acres of land

1759 March Earl of Granville to Alexander Gowing for 258 acres of land

1760 Feb 20 – Warrant: William Gladdin, 640 acres. Orange Co, NC
Descriptive reference for land: Moons Creek, Wodys Jones,
1760 Dec 10 – PLAT: December 10, 1760. 623 acres,
Descriptive reference for land: Moons Creek, Hugh Dobbin
Chain Carriers: Alexander Going, William Morris
Surveyor: William Churton.
Record ID: SR.12.8.3.039
https://axaem.archives.ncdcr.gov//solrDetailPages/series/NCA/Series_detail.html?fq=seriesRid:334157

1760 Jul 15 – (Shuck) Name: Alexander Going. No. 621. Grant No. 72. Bk 14, p 405. Issue Date: 15 Jul 1760. Residence Place: Orange, North Carolina, USA. Certificate Number Range: 4-908. Description: Orange 4-908. 600 acres on both sides of Hogans Creek. Orange Co, NC. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&db=NCLandGrants&h=56247

1760 July 15 – Patent Book – Alexander Going 600 acres of land in Orange County on both sides of Hogans Creek beginning on the SE side the said Creek at a white oak thence runs S 320 poles to a hickory thence W 300 poles crossing said Creek to a pine thence N 320 poles to a pine thence E 300 poles to the beginning. Dated 15th day of July 1760. No. 72. 621.
Land Patent Book 14 page 405 as grant # 72.”. Orange County, NC
https://nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.95.618&qid=832044&rn=1 (Patent Book, Deed, Survey)

1760 July 15 - Patent Book - Alexander Going 600 acres of land in Orange County on both sides of Hogans Creek

1760 July 15 – Patent Book – Alexander Going 600 acres of land in Orange County on both sides of Hogans Creek

1760 July 15 – Indenture for Alexander Gowin of Orange County in the Province of North Carolina, Planter.
… in the Parish of Saint Matthew, in the County of Orange … on both sides of Hogans Creek … 600 acres of land … yearly rent or sum of 24 shillings …
Signed: Alexander Going
Wits: James Watson, William Nunly
Alexander Going, 15 Jul 1760, Grant # 72 for 600 acres Both sides of Hogan Creek
Frame 118 of 1266. S.108.252 – Granville Grants Deeds: Folders 90-C to 96-O. Alexander Going in folder SSLG 91B
https://nclandgrants.com/frame/?fdr=253&frm=109&gmars=12.13.91.6

1760 July 15 Indenture to Alexander Gowin for 600 acres in Orange Co NC

1760 July 15 Indenture to Alexander Gowin for 600 acres in Orange Co NC

1760 July 25 – Alexander Gowin, planter, ten shillings, on N Side Dan R., begin at an ash standing on bank of river, N10E 60p. to a pine in Mayo’s line, by his line S88E 270 p. to a black walnut on bank of river, S13W 134 p., up it to beginning, 248 acres, nine shillings eleven pence half-penny rent per year, surveyed 14 January 1758 Moses Hollis & Enoch Robinson, SCC. (SSLG 91-C) [Ed. note: see also N.C. Patent Book 14:407]. Orange Co, NC  https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&db=NCLandGrants&h=56254

1760 July 25 – Alexander Gowing 248 acres of land in Orange County on the N side of Dan River beginning at an Ash standing on the bank of the said River … in Mayo’s line thence by his line South … to a black walnut on the bank of the said River thence u the courses of the River first …to the beginning. (Patent Book 14, pg 407)
Land Patent Book 14 page 407 as grant # 95
Orange Co. File No. 628, Alexander Gowing
https://nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.95.625&qid=832039&rn=1 (Patent Bk, Deed, & Plats)

1760 July 25 Patent Bk Alexander Gowing 248 acres of land in Orange County on the N side of Dan River

1760 July 25 Patent Bk Alexander Gowing 248 acres of land in Orange County on the N side of Dan River

1760 July 25 – Indenture for Alexander Gowing of Orange County in the Province of North Carolina Planter … Parish of Saint Matthew in the County of Orange … on the N side of Dan River … 248 acres of land … 9 shillings & 11 pence half penny yearly payments …
Signed: Alex Gowing
Wit: W. Charton, Henry Corl
Alexander Gowing, 25 Jul 1760, Grant # 95 for 248 acres North side of Dan River
Frame 128 of 1266. S.108.252 – Granville Grants Deeds: Folders 90-C to 96-O. Alexander Gowing in folder SSLG 91C
https://nclandgrants.com/frame/?fdr=253&frm=122&gmars=12.13.91.8

1760 July 25 Indenture to Alexander Gowing for 248 acres in Orange County NC

1760 July 25 Indenture to Alexander Gowing for 248 acres in Orange County NC

1761 Feb – Deed: proof 600 acres, Feb 1761, Orange, North Carolina, USA.  Alexander Going 600 acres recd – Orange Co, NC – sale from Earl of Granville ’96 deed proved Feb Court 1761 p. 48  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77T2-V8KZ?i=579&cc=1867501&cat=324412

1761 Feb 13 – Page 16, Earl of Granville to ALEXANDER GOWING, 600 acres; Deed of sale, witness William Churton; Register of Orange County, North Carolina Deeds 1752-1768 & 1793; By Eve B. Weeks. Orange Co, NC   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77T2-V8KZ?i=579&cc=1867501&cat=324412

1761 Feb 17 – Court – Page 64.  Grand Jury impaneled and sworn-to wit:
Thomas Stagg, Benjamin Carter, Moses Hollis, Richard Simpson, Joseph Atkins, Hugh Porter, Jesse Brashear, John Hunter, Ephraim Gold, Henry Reynolds, Wm Willson, Phillip Preather, Nathaniel Reynolds, ALEXANDER GOING, Thomas Willson.  Orange County, North Carolina Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions of Sept 1752 – August 1766.  By Ruth Herndon Shields.  http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html

1761 May 19 – Page 11, John McMillion warrant, 700 acres on Hogn’s Creek, begin at ALEXANDER GOING’S line, includes his own and Stephen McMillion’s improvements, executed 17 Aug. 1761, issued 6 Oct. 1761.  Orange County, North Carolina Records, Vol. III.  Granville Proprietary Land Office.  Miscellaneous Records; By William D. Bennett, C.G.  http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html

1761 Oct 6 – (Survey) – John McMillion, ten shillings, on Hogans Cr., begin at an ash on Alexander Going’s line, his line E 15 ch. crossing creek to Going’s cornr. white oak, his line … to first station, 693 acres, twenty seven shillings nine pence rent per years, surveyed 17 August 1761, Peter Stacey (?) and Adrew McMehon, SCC. (SSLG 95.1-F)
Signed: John McMillion (his mark)
Sworn Chain Carriers: James Watson, Henry Runnels
[Ed. note: see also N.C. Patent Book 12:7] Orange County, North Carolina

1761 Oct 6 John McMelian on Hogans Cr on Alexander Goings line

1761 Oct 6 John McMelian on Hogans Cr on Alexander Goings line

1762 Feb Court – Halifax Co, Va – Alexander Gowing, plaintiff against William Williams, Defendant – on a petition. Plaintiff not appearing to prosecute this suite, the same is dismissed.
bk 3, p 405 – Gowing v Williams
Plea (order) books, v. 3-4 1759-1764
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4H-195M-N?i=239&cat=401169

1762 Feb – Deed: proof 80 acres, Feb 1762, Orange, North Carolina, USA.  Deed of sale Moses Hollis to Nortley Hollis 80 ac proved by Alexander Going – Orange Co, NC – Feb Court 1762 p.54
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77T2-V8KG?i=591&cc=1867501&cat=324412

1762 April 7 – William Gladden granted 311 acres to Alexander Going. William Gladden had been granted the land on 1761 June 7. This is recorded in Deed recorded on 1775 Nov 5 – granting John Dismaker and Samuel Paul this land – both sides of Moon Creek. This is part of the larger tract granted to Gladden and Going. Deed: acquired 311 and a half acres on Moons Creek, 7 Apr 1762, , Orange, North Carolina, USA. 7 Apr 1762 Wm Gladden sold 311 acres land on Moons Creek to Alexander Gowen — next record 25 Nov 1775 Dismurker to Paul — conflicting information in deed 22 Mar 1779 says land was Gladden to William Gowing’s. Deed bk A, p 38 Orange Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98Q-3H7?i=23&cat=398492
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____ ? date – Deed: 311 acres on Moons Creek, 22 Mar 1779, Caswell, North Carolina, USA. 22 Mar 1779 James Roberts of Pittsylvania, Va. to John Ingrim of NC for L100 sold tract of 311 acres on both sides Moone Creek in Caswell Co., NC., being part of a tract of 622 acres of John Earl Granville deed to William Glading, who had sold to William Gowing, and by Gowing to John Wood, and by Wood to James Roberts and by Robers to John Ingrim. Deed bk A, p. 116. Caswell Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Q-3ZD?i=62&cat=398492
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1762 April 7 – Deed: 311 acres on Moons Creek, 18 Sep 1779, Caswell, North Carolina, USA. 18 Sep 1779 Samuel Paul of Caswell Co, NC sold to William Leek of Caswell Co for L300 230 acres on both sides of Moon Creek part of larger track granted to William Gladdin 7 Jun 1761 and the part which Gladden sold to Alexander Gowen on 7 Apr 1762. Deed Bk A, p 279. Caswell Co, NC.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98Q-SN62?i=143&cat=398492
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1762 April 7 – Deed: 311 acres on Moons Creek, 22 Mar 1790, Caswell, North Carolina, USA. 22 Mar 1790 William Leek of Caswell NC sold to Charlton Ingram of Caswell for L300 230 acres on both sides of Moons Creek being part of a larger tract granted to William Gladden on 7 Jun 1761 which Gladden sold to Alexander Gowen on 7 Apr 1762. Deed Bk G, p 94. Caswell Co, NC
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98M-8322?i=65&cat=398492

(NOTE: William Gladden had a grant for 623 acres. 311 and 1/2 acres is 1/2 of that 623 acre grant. William Gladden gave half his 623 acres to Alexander Going, and half to William Going – son of John Going and nephew of Alexander Going Sr).

1762 Dec 17 – Alexander Going 800 acres total p. 296. Halifax Co, Va.
Alexander Going 400 acres land on the Long Br of Cane Creek beg. at Lawless line. Thence down …
Also, 400 acres on the above mentioned Creek beg at the lower line of the last mentioned entry when run, thence down.
Entries from an old record book of Drury Stith concerning land and property in Pittsylvania County, 1737-1770
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4X-97FV-V?i=365&cat=370417

1763 June Court – Halifax County, Va – Joseph Aiken, Plaintiff v. Alexander Going, Deft, bk 4, p. 81
Dismissed the parties having agreed.
Plea (order) books, v. 3-4 1759-1764
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4H-19PY-J?i=351&cat=401169

1763 June Court – Halifax County, Va – Thomas Spraggins, Plaintiff v. Alexander Gowing, Defendt, bk 4, p 96
Dismissed the parties having agreed.
Plea (order) books, v. 3-4 1759-1764
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4H-19PT-N?i=359&cat=401169

1763 Aug – Page 91, Court of Aug. 1763; Richard Finch vs ALEXANDER GOING. – T.A.B. (personal quarrels); Orange County, North Carolina Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions of Sept 1752 – August 1766. By Ruth Herndon Shields. Orange Co, NC.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4K-KS9K-Z?i=510&cat=474816

1763 Nov Ct – 123 – James Lesslye v. Alexander Going – case. Minute Book 1762-1766, pg 123. Orange County, NC
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4K-KS94-W?i=528&cat=474816

1763 Nov 8 – Page 27;  Alexander Going sells 311 1/2 acres to John Woods, Orange Co, NC.  Deed of sale, witness James Woods.  Register of Orange County, North Carolina Deeds 1752-1768 & 1793.  By Eve B. Weeks
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html

1764 Feb Court – Halifax County, Va – John Wimbish & Co v. Alexander Gowing, bk 4, p 246, judgment granted according to agreement.
Plea (order) books, v. 3-4 1759-1764
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4H-195R-8?i=435&cat=401169

1764 May Ct – McCaul, Lytle and Camp v. Alexander Going – debt. Minute Book 1762-1766, pg 190. Orange Co, NC.
Defendant pleads nil debit. This day came the Plaintiff by his attorney and withdraws his former plea and confirmed judgment for eight pounds, seven shillings and five pence Virginia money … with interest thereon from Aug 1762 til paid. Therefor it is the opinion of the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the Defendant his damage … costs by him that behalf expended. Judgment 8.7.5. Interest. Clerk 3.4. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4K-KS98-Y?i=562&cat=474816

1764 May Ct – p 193 – Richard Finch v. Alexander Going T A B. Minute Book 1762-1766, pg 193. Orange Co, NC.
… Deft pleads not guilty … jury finds Defendant is guilty … damages 10 pounds …
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4K-KS9J-3?i=564&cat=474816

On May 15, 1764, William Going recorded his deed for 311 ½ acres in Orange County, North Carolina from William Gladden. [Eve B. Weeks, “Register of Orange County, North Carolina Deeds, 1752-1768,” & 1793, Heritage Papers, 1984] William Gladden conveys the full 623 acres of his tract to William Gowen and to Alexander Going.  Gladden conveys 311 and 1/2 acres of land to William Gowen recorded in 1764, and then Gladden conveys to Alexander Going 311 and 1/2 acres of land that is recorded in 1765. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77T2-V8GM?mode=g&i=14&owc=collection%2F1867501%2Fwaypoints&wc=32L6-DP6%3A169812501%2C169935701%3Fcc%3D1867501&cc=1867501

1764 May William Gladen sells 311 and a half acres to William Gowen in Orange Co NC deeds registry

1764 June Court – Halifax County – Alexander Gowing, assignee of John Gladen Pltf agt John Martin, bk 4, p 314
On a petition for two pounds ten shillings … on a note … order that pltf recover … plus costs.
Plea (order) books, v. 3-4 1759-1764
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4H-195L-D?i=469&cat=401169

1764 Aug Ct – p 231 – Robert Lytle v Alexander Going – case. Minute Book 1762-1766, pg 231. Orange Co, NC.
…Judgment by default …
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4K-KS97-D?i=587&cat=474816

1764 Aug Ct – p 232 – Alexander Going v. William Going – petition. Minute Book 1762-1766, pg 232. Orange Co, NC.
On Petition of Alexander Going Plaintiff against William Going Defendant for 2 pounds 3 shillings proclamation money said to be due upon account… the same day came the Plaintiff by his attorney and the Defendant failing to appear ..
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4K-KS97-D?i=587&cat=474816

1764 Aug Ct – p 233 – Alexander Going v.Edmund Fauling – Petition. This day came Edmund Fauling Defendant in his proper person into open Court and confessed judgment for 2 pounds 10 shillings proclamation. … judgment for Plaintiff 2.10. Minute Book 1762-1766, pg 233. Orange Co, NC.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4K-KS96-H?i=588&cat=474816

1765 Feb Ct – p 321 – James Lesslie v Alexander Going – case Minute Book 1762-1766, pg 321. Orange Co, NC.
… Plaintiff had sustained damages by reason of the Defendants breach of promise in the declaration … amount of 14 pounds 6 shillings and 8 pence …
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4K-KS9M-Y?i=632&cat=474816

1765 May Ct – p 375 – John Williams Esq v. Alexander Going – case Minute Book 1762-1766, pg 375. Orange Co, NC.
… Defendant failing to appear … judgment for Plaintiff…
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4K-KS97-M?i=660&cat=474816

1765 May Ct – p 375 – Joseph Aken v Alexander Going – case Minute Book 1762-1766, pg 375. Orange Co, NC.
… Defendant failing to appear … judgment for Plaintiff…
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4K-KS97-M?i=660&cat=474816

1765 May Ct. – Thomas Moore v. John Going – sciri facias. Minute Book 1762-1766, pg 382. Orange Co, NC.
Alexander Going who in this suit became bail for the defendant appearance being summoned to appear and show cause why judgment against him the Plaintiff should not or he surrender the body of the principle as he was bound to do, which he failing to do. It is com.. by this Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said Bail Judgment for 6 pounds 10 shillings proclamation money and his costs …
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4K-KSMY-X?i=664&cat=474816

1765 May Ct – p 389 – Abner Nash Esq v. Alexander Going – petition Minute Book 1762-1766, pg 389. Orange Co, NC.
… non assumpsit… the defendant failing to appear .. ordered the Plaintiff recover … 4 pounds, 10 shillings ..
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4K-KSMY-6?i=667&cat=474816

1765 Aug – Deed: Alexander Going 300 acres to John Thomas – Orange Co, NC – August Court 1765 p. 111
http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/1765_alex_sale_300_ac_to_thomas_proved.jpg

1765 Aug – Deed:  Alexander Going 311 ½ acres from William Gladden proved by Moses Hollis – Aug Court 1765 p. 120.  Orange, NC
http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/1765_alex_buys_311_ac_from_gladen,_proved.jpg

1765 Aug 13 – Page 39; Alexander Gowing to John Thomas 300 acres in Orange Co, NC.  Deed of sale, witness (blank).  Register of Orange County, North Carolina Deeds 1752-1768 & 1793.  By Eve B. Weeks
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html

1765 Aug 13 – Deed: proof 311 ½ acres, Aug 1765, Orange, North Carolina, USA.   Alexander Going 311 ½ acres from William Gladen proved by Moses Hollis – Aug Court 1765 p. 120. Orange, NC.  1765 Aug 13 – Page 42; Aug. 13 1765; William Golden to ALEXANDER GOING, 311 ½ acres; Deed of sale, witness Moses Hollis; Register of Orange County, North Carolina Deeds 1752-1768 & 1793; By Eve B. Weeks. Orange Co, NC

1766 May – Deed: Alexander Going 248 acres to Roger Adkinson – Orange Co, NC. proved by Alex’r Going May Court 1766 p. 130
http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/1766_alex_sale_248_ac_to_adkinson,_proved.jpg

1766 May 13 – Page 45; Alexander Going to Roger Adkknson 248 acres in Orange Co, NC.  Deed of sale, witness ALEXANDER GOING. Register of Orange County, North Carolina Deeds 1752-1768 & 1793. By Eve B. Weeks
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html

1766 Aug Court – Halifax County, Va – James Bradley v. Alexander Gowing, bk 5, p 310 – suit dismd
Plea (order) books, v. 5-6 1764-1770
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4C-99FD-7?i=176&cat=401169

1766 Aug – Page 141; Court – John Williams Esq v. Alexander Going – Orange Co, NC
Orange County, North Carolina Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions of Sept 1752 – August 1766.  By Ruth Herndon Shields
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html

In 1767, William Going, nephew of Alexander Going, obtains a survey for 300 acres of land in what will be Fairfield County, South Carolina. William Going owns land next to Alexander Going prior to his move to South Carolina. Within 6-7 years, William Going moves up across the state line again, to Tryon County/Rutherford County, NC – but very close to the border with South Carolina.

1767 Jan 15 – William Going survey of 300 acres of land on the N prong of the Wateree Creek, bounding S on Rick Tidwell’s land, SC Land Trans –
Pursuant to a precept … dated the 6th of January 1767, I have laid out unto William Going a plantation or tract of land containing 300 acres situate on the N prong of Wateree Creek: Butting and bounding S on Richard Tidwell’s land, W part on lands laid out and part vacant, to the N on vacant, to the E on lands supposed to be laid out: And hath such shape form and marks as the above plat represents. Certified for the 16th January 1767 … Craven Co – Wateree Creek. 1767 Jan 15: GOING, WILLIAM, PLAT FOR 300 ACRES ON WATEREE CREEK.
Series: S213184 Volume: 0009 Page: 00095 Item: 01 Names indexed: CANTEY, JOSEPH; GOING, WILLIAM; TIDWELL, RICHARD; TROUP, JOHN. Locations: WATEREE CREEK Document type: PLAT. South Carolina.
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

(Plat#) S213184000900095 Colonial Plat Books (copy series) 8 Bit Gray 300 dpi Scanned by Judith Smith

1767 July Court – Halifax County, Va – Alexander Gowing v Owen Brady, bk 5, p 459
The pltf not residing in this colony and failing to give security – dismissed.
Plea (order) books, v. 5-6 1764-1770
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4C-99XR-5?i=249&cat=401169

1767 July Court – Halifax County, Va – Thomas Spragins v. Alexander Gowing, bk 5, p 474. Suit dismd
Plea (order) books, v. 5-6 1764-1770
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4C-99XB-2?i=257&cat=401169

1767 – Halifax County, Va – John Rowland assignee of George Watkins Pltf v. Robert Hutchinson and Alexander Gowing, Defts v. bk 5, p 507. suit dismd
Plea (order) books, v. 5-6 1764-1770
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4C-99X5-1?i=273&cat=401169

1768 June 11 – 0-155: Alexander Gowen of North Carolina 461 A. on Pohick in Fairfax Co. Surv. William West. Adj . Col. Carter. 11 June 1768. p. 197. Land: grant 461 acres, 11 Jun 1768, , Fairfax, Virginia, USA. 461 acres of waste and ungranted land on the branches of Pohick surveyed by Wm West, and touching a corner of Col Carter’s land. Fairfax Co, Va.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSRP-M4PF-S?i=170&cat=414338

(Note: See the following Survey from 1742. It appears that Alexander Gowen decided to finally get the grant some 26 years after having the original warrant and survey done. Alexander Gowen was living in Orange County, NC at the time. It appears he must have sold the land): 

1742 April 16 (Warrant)- To Mr. William West. Whereas William Dowling of the County of Prince William hath informed that there are about 500 acres of waste and ungranted lands in the sd County on the Branches of Pohick joyning on the land of Lewis Elsey …. and desiring to have a survey thereof in order to have a deed…. These are to empower you the said William West to make a true and just and accurate survey of the said waste lands provided …. a return whereof with this warrant you are to give into the office any time before the 25th day of Dec next ensuing. Given under my hand … this 16th day of Aprill 1742. W. Fairfax.
1742 Nov. 30th (Warrant Note) – If the within named William Duling refuses to have the warrant for the land therein exprest, executed for him, then you may survey it for Alexander Gowin. Given under my Hand this 30th November 1742. W. Fairfax… To: Mr. Wm. West.
Note: Wm. Dowling refuses to have this warrt. I have executed it for Alexander Gowen.
1742 Dec 8th – Surveyd for Alexander Gowin December 8th 1742 beginning at a (A) corner of Colo. Carter thence with his line N.5 degrees west 268 poles to (B) the Ox Rode then up the said Rode and binding therewith N. 25 degrees E 180 pole to (C) a red oak by the said Rode then N. 70 degrees E 160 pole to (D) a small red oak then S 37 degrees E 160 pole to (E) a black oak in the head of a glade then S 22 degrees W 290 pole to the first station containing 461 acres on the Branches of Pohick. Signed: W. West. Chainmen: John Harte (or Stark), John Gowin.
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-1/213/0381_0384.pdf

1742 Dec 1 survey for Alexander Gowin for 461 acres in Fairfax Co Va_Page_4 marked snip 2

(Note: Only the index is available – Book N is missing – but it appears that eithere Alexander Gowen sold the above land prior to his decease in 1774/75 – and it was not recorded until after 1776 … or his estate sold the land to Richard Skinner some time between 1776-1784).

1768 June 11 – 0-155: Alexander Gowen of North Carolina 461 acres on Pohick in Fairfax Co. Surv. William West. Adj . Col. Carter. 11 June 1768. p. 197. Land: grant 461 acres, 11 Jun 1768, , Fairfax, Virginia, USA. 461 acres of waste and ungranted land on the branches of Pohick surveyed by Wm West, and touching a corner of Col Carter’s land.  (Note:  This appears to possibly be Alexander Gowen Jr – son of Alexander Gowen).  
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1768 June 11 grant of 461 acres to Alexander Gowen in Fairfax Co Va

1776-1784 (likely when recorded) – Alexander Gowen to Richard Skinner, Deed bk N1, p 217, Fairfax Co, Va (Deed bk N1 is missing)
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/circuit/sites/circuit/files/assets/documents/pdf/hrc/deed-book-index-1742-1866-f-k.pdf

1776-1784 (likely when recorded) Alexander Gowen to Richard Skinner, Deed bk N1, p 218, Fairfax Co, Va (Deed bk N1 is missing)
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/circuit/sites/circuit/files/assets/documents/pdf/hrc/deed-book-index-1742-1866-f-k.pdf

1770 May 30 – Page 56 – Deed Book 3, Page 285:  Alexander Gowen of Orange 311 1/2 acres to John Dismukes in Orange Co, NC – of same, fifty six pounds five shillings, 311 ½ acres, on both sides of Moons Cr., granted William Gladden 7 June 1761, Gladden to GOWEN 7 April 1762, (no description); signed ALEXANDER (x) GOWEN: witness John Hamilton, Hugh Armstrong, Ephriam Dismukes; proved July Term 1770 by Armstrong.
{Ed. note: no record of this deed in the surviving deeds from the Granville Land Office.}
Orange County, North Carolina Records, Vol. III.  Deed Book 3 Abstracts.  By William D. Bennett, C.G.   http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html

1770 – Census: rent rolls, Alexander Going rent rolls in Fairfax, Virginia, USA.
Fairfax Co, Va.  (Possibly Alexander Going Jr – son of Alexander Going).   http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=vacen&h=32844708&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=3566

In 1770 William Going, nephew of Alexander Going, sells half his 300 acre deed in South Carolina to William Gladden – a neighbor from Orange County, NC who sold half his survey 311 and 1/2 acres to both Alexander Going and William Going when they lived in Orange Co, NC (and likely an in-law of some kind to the Going family). This deed reveal

1770 Nov 25 – William Going deed for 150 acres to William Gladden, Deed bk G, p 35. Fairfield County, SC
… between William Going and Elizabeth his wife of the Parish of St Marks in the Province of South Carolina of the one part and William Gladden of the Parish of St Marks in the Province afad of the other part … by a certain grant bearing date the 27 day of Feb 1769 … grant unto William Goen afsd a plantation or tract of land containing 300 acres … on a branch of the Wateree Creek in the Parish of Saint Marks bounded … as appears by a platt thereof to the said grant annexed … in consideration of the sum of 150 pounds …. confirm unto the said William Gladden … land containing 150 acres … the upper part … of the afore mentioned tract of 300 acres divided from the lower end thereof by a line mutually agreed upon by the sd parties and marked by a large stone across to two pines …
Signed: William Goen
Wit: John Smith, John Smith Jr
Recorded March 1, 1792.
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1770 Fairfield Co SC William Going and wife to William Gladden 01

1770 Fairfield Co SC William Going and wife to William Gladden 01

1770 Fairfield Co SC William Going and wife to William Gladden 02

1770 Fairfield Co SC William Going and wife to William Gladden 02

1770 Fairfield Co SC William Going and wife to William Gladden 03

1770 Fairfield Co SC William Going and wife to William Gladden 03

1770 Fairfield Co SC William Going and wife to William Gladden 04

1770 Fairfield Co SC William Going and wife to William Gladden 04

1772 – Alexander Gowin – Census: rent rolls, 1772, , Fairfax, Virginia, USA. 5  http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3578&enc=1
1772 – Alexander Gowin rentrolls – Fairfax, Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890 (Possibly Alexander Going Jr – son of Alexander Going).

1773 Several persons signed a petition for the partition of the north part of Orange County. Among them were Alexander Gowen, Sr, Alexander Gowen, Emos Gowen, Daniel Gowen and John Gowen, according to “The Colonial Records of North Carolina, 1771-1775,” Vol. 9, by Sanders.  “Petition from inhabitants of Orange County concerning county boundaries; Sanders, James; Et Al. 1773, Volume 09, Pages 809-810.  [From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.] https://docsouth.unc.edu/csr/index.html/document/csr09-0239

On 1773 Jan 19, William Gowing receives 150 acres both sides of Wards Creek of First Broad River. Tryon Co, NC

1773 William Gowing 150 acres in Tryon County, NC 1775 William Gowing 150a land in Tryon Co NC

1773 Jan 19 – Order for surveyor to lay out unto … William Going a Plantation containing 150 acres of land in the County of Tryon on both sides of Bryars Creek of Broad River near above John Kirkconells land …
Frame 551 of 1423, S.108.1091 – Tryon county Land Grant Files 1187 – 1569, File No. 1355, William Gowing [Going]
https://nclandgrants.com/frame/?fdr=238&frm=551&mars=12.14.116.1351

1773 Jan 19 order for surveyor to lay out 150 acres to William Going in Tryon Co NC

1773 Jan 19 order for surveyor to lay out 150 acres to William Going in Tryon Co NC

1773 April 10:  The deposition of Alexander Gowin of lawfull age taken at the house of Mr. John Dix in the County of Pittsylvania the tenth day of April 1773 in a suit . . . . now depending and undetermined in the County Court of Halifax between John Mayo of the County of Cumberland, plantr and William Armstrong of Pittsylvania County, deft. . . .
This deponant deposeth and saith that to his certain knowledge Mr. James Terry acted as agent for the above sd. John Mayo in full to that part of his estate that lay in Orange County, North Carolina for many years beginning about the year 1759 and continued untill the sd. Mayo sold his land and estate in that County and further saith not . . .
Alexander (his “A” mark) Gowin.

Pittsylvania County
This day came Alexander Gowin before me and made oath to the trouth of the above deposition certified under my hand this 10th day of April 1773.

1773 July – Court: Thomas Dudley v Alexander Gowing, Jul 1773, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA. Image and transcript courtesy of Beth Carruth.   The defendant being summoned and not appearing (altho solemnly called) the Plaintiff by his Attorney produced his proved Account for Three pounds fifteen shillings Judgment is therefore granted him against the said defendant for the same with Costs.”
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1773 Sept – Court: Alexander Gowing v Zechariah Waller, Sep 1773, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA. 3 Transcription and images courtesy Beth Carruth.  The defendant being Summoned and not appearing (although solemnly called) the Plaintif made Oath to his Account for Two pounds two shillings ~ Judgment is therefore granted him against the said defendant for the same with Cash.  Sept Court 1773 Court Rec Book 2, p 253-254″  http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/1773courtgowingvswallerpittsylvaniacova.jpg

1774 – Alexander Going – Census: rent rolls, 1774, Fairfax, Virginia, USA.   http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3578&enc=1
Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890 (Possibly Alexander Going Jr – son of Alexander Going).

DEATH of Alexander Gowin:

1774 May – Court: Alexander Gowing v George Lumkin, May 1774, Pittsylvania, VA, USA.  Trans and image courtesy Beth Carruth.  In Trespass on the Case.  The Plaintif having departed this life this Suit Abates.  May 1774. Court Records Bk 2 p. 394″.  http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/1774courtalexandergowin_vs_lumkin_maypittscova.jpg

1774 Oct 3 – William Going deed for 150 acres to Jasper Rogers. Deed bk 5B, p 567. Charleston Deed Records. Fairfield Co, SC
(Lease) … between William Going of Craven County in the Province of South Carolina of the one part and Jasper Rodgers of the County and Province afsd of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 10 shillings …. sell unto the said Jasper Rodgers a Plantation or tract of land containing 150 acres it being the SE end of a 300 acre tract granted to the said William Going seperated from the other half of said tract by a line run from one side to the other called the mutual line lying in Craven County bounded to the S by Richard Tidwell’s to the W and N by vacant land and to the E by land laid out …
Signed: William Going
Wit: Benjamin Cook, John Turner.
1774 Oct 4 – (Release) … between William Going … and Jasper Rodgers … whereas in and by a certain grant bearing date the 27 day of Sept 1769 … grant unto William Going a plantation … containing 300 acres in Craven County bounded to the S by Richard Tidwell’s land the W and N by vacant land the E by land laid out and hath such shapes and marks as appear by a platt thereof to the said grant annexed … the said William Going and Elizabeth his wife for and in consideration of the sum of 500 pounds … confirm unto the said Jasper Rodgers … one half of the abovementioned tract to contain 150 acres it being the SE end of the original grant joining Tidwell seperated from the other half of said grant by a line run from the one side to the other called the Mutual line …
Signed: William Going, Elizabeth Going
Wit: Benjamin Cook, John Turner
Proved up on Dec 6, 1779
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1775 Feb – Alexander Going dec’d – probate inventory; Orange Co, NC
Estate: Inventory Alexander Going, Feb 1775, Orange, North Carolina, USA.  citing: Orange County Records at the NC State Archives, Raleigh July 2012
Inventories Sales & Accounts of Estates, in 24 Volumes : First Volume (1756-1785) p. 297
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An Inventory of the Estate of Alex’r. Gowing Dec’d. which is as follows
A Negroe Fellow Sam, 1 Ditto Bob, a Negroe Woman Luce, 1 Ditto Sary, a Negroe Boy Will, a Negroe Girl Hannah, a Negroe Boy Frank, 5 head of Horses, 29 head of Cattle, 48 head of Hoggs, 12 old Sheep & 5 lambs, 5 Feather Beds & Furniture & about 30 cc new Feathers, 5 Bedsteads & bords, 3 potts, a Dutch Oven, 1 pan, a small Skillet, 2 Dishes, 12 plates, 5 Basons, 9 porringers, 20 spoons, a pr. Spoon moulds, 1 Earthen Dish, 20 Earthen plates, 12 Bowls, 2 Tin potts, 34 Cups & Sawsers, 1 Coffee Pott, 2 Cannisters, 10 Mugs, 1 Quart Tin, 9 Bottles, 2 Jugs, 1 looking Glass, 5 Viols, a small (Gilt) Trunk, 2 Tables, 5 Chairs, 8 Knives, 11 Forks, 1 pair money Scales, 2 Razors, 1 Strop & Hone, 1 Mans Saddle & Bridle & Saddle Bags, Womans Saddle, 1 Rifle Gun, 1 pr (Stalyards), 1 xCut Saw, 1 foot Adze, 2 Drawing Knives, 4 Augers, 1 Chisell, 1 Small Still, 1 old Waggon & Gears, 7 Bells, 5 Axes, 3 Wedges, 10 Hoes, 1 Shear & (Colter), 2 Clovises, 5 plow hoes, 2 pr Shears, 1 (spice) morter & pessell, 1(Inkstand), 1 Linen Wheel, 1 Woollin Wheel, 3 pr Cards, 1 Sayne (seine?), 1 Bar Iron & Heaters, 2 Sifters, 5 (pails), 1 Churn, 22 Geese, 24 Ducks, 21 old Barrels, 2 Curry Combs & 3 Brushes, 1 pr. Candle Snuffers, 5 Books, a large quantity Meat, a parcel old Tobacco, 1 Loom, Slay & Harness, 7550 cc of Tob’o Inspected, a large quantity of Corn, 70 or 80 Barrels, 15 Bushels, Oats, 77 Bushels Wheat.  A true Inventory returned by Sophia Going Adm’x.  Orange County, February Court 1775. The above Inventory was returned in open Court and ordered to be Recorded.  Test.  From Orange County Records at the NC State Archives, Raleigh July 2012.  Inventories Sales & Accounts of Estates, in 24 Volumes : First Volume (1756-1785) p. 297.  Orange Co, NC

1775 May 2 – Estate: Sale Alexander Going, 2 May 1775, , Orange, North Carolina, USA. 23 Transcription by Beth Carruth
citing: Orange County records at the NC State Archives in Raleigh July 2012 – Inventories Sales & Accounts of Estates, in 24 Volumes : First Volume (1756-1785) ) p. 305-307
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“Transcription of “Acct of Sales of the Estate of Alex’r Going decd. May 2d 1775″
…………………………………………………………………………………Pounds/shillings/pence
4 Cows & 2 Calves to Daniel Going……………………………………..10/-/-
3 Cows & Yearlings to Jas. Gulaspey…………………………………….8/15/-
2 Cows & Calves to Daniel Going………………………………………….7/10/-
2 Cows & Yearlings to John Kennoday…………………………………..8/14/6
1 Bull & 4 steers to Daniel Going…………………………………………..8/5
2 Cows & Calves to Ditto……………………………………………………..7/5/6
10 head Hogs to Ditto………………………………………………………….4/10/-
1 lot Hogs to Ditto……………………………………………………………..14/-
1 lot Ditto to John Going Jun…………………………………………………4/-
5 Hogs to Sophia Going……………………………………………………….3/7/-
18 Sheep to Ditto…………………………………………………………………9/-
…………………………………………………Carried forward L –
Next page, 306
Amount brought forward –
1 Sorrel Horse to Daniel Going……………………………………………..2/10/-
1 black Mare to Sophia Going………………………………………………3/15/-
1 black Colt to Daniel Going………………………………………………….7/10/-
1 Still to Sophia Going……………………………………………………….12/-/-
1 xCutsaw to Daniel Going……………………………………………………2/-/-
1 handsaw to James Galaspey………………………………………………-/15/-
4 plow Hoes to Daniel Going………………………………………………….1/0/6
1 lot old Iron to Ditto……………………………………………………………..-/15/-
3 Axes & 1 (Grubing) Hoe to Ditto…………………………………………..-/19/-
2 pole Axes to Ditto………………………………………………………………-/12/-
3 Augers to Ditto 4/ 1 (Carp’r) Adze to Ditto 6/6………………………-/10/6
1 lot Iron to James Galaspey………………………………………………….-/3/-
1 plough to Danl. Going 12/ 1 old wagon to Ditto 40/-……………..2/12/-
5 (Weeding) Hoes to Do. 20/ 1 Rifle Gun 92/………………………….5/12/-
1 Feather Bed & furniture to Ditto…………………………………………..6/12/-
1 Ditto & Ditto to Ditto………………………………………………….7/8/-
1 Ditto & Ditto to Sophia Going………………………………………6/-/-
1 Ditto & Ditto to Ditto……………………………………………………8/15/-
1 Table to Daniel Going…………………………………………………………-/15/-
Feathers & furniture to Ditto…………………………………………………..3/10/-
1 Spinning Wheel to Sophia Going………………………………………….-/4/-
1 Ditto to Ditto…………………………………………………………..-/4/-
4 Bowls to Daniel Going………………………………………………………..-/7/6
4 Ditto to Alex’r. Going……………………………………………………..-/9/-
4 Ditto to Henry Dixon……………………………………………………….-/8/-
5 pewter Basons to Danl. Going…………………………………………….1/1/6
5 pewter plates to Ditto………………………………………………………..-/11/6
5 Ditto to Sophia Going……………………………………………………..-/7/6
4 Porringers to Ditto…………………………………………………………….-/5/-
4 Ditto to Jas. Galaspey……………………………………………………..-/6/-
4 Ditto to Danl. Going…………………………………………………………-/8/-
6 Earthen plates to James Sanders Sen………………………………….-/5/-
5 Ditto to Robert Terry………………………………………………………-/4/6
2 pewter Dishes to Danl. Going……………………………………………..-/12/-
1 lot tin Ware to Ditto………………………………………………………….-/2/-
3 Glass Bottles to Saml. Robertson……………………………………….-/2/6
1 Mug & (Spice) Mortar to Danl. Going…………………………………..-/13/-
1 Mug to James Bradley 1/1 ½ doz.Cups & (saucers) to Ditto 3/6..-/4/7
1 lot pewter Spoons to Danl. Going……………………………………….-/1/8
1 Dutch Oven 17/6 1 frying pan 7/6 1 Iron pot 8/6………………. /13/6
1 Skittel (skillet?)1/8 1 pot 21/ 6 Queen(?) ware plates 6/………1/8/8
1 Dish & 5 plates 8/ 1 doz. Spoons 5/ 1 pr sheep shears……..2/-/15/-
1 Stone Pitcher & 1 Glass (Tumbler?) to Jas. Galaspey…………..-/2/9
½ doz. Cups & (saucers) to Jas. Sanders (Jun)………………………-/2/6
1 Earthen Mug to John Cannoday…………………………………………-/-/8
Next page, 307
Amount brought over –
1 Man’s Saddle to Thomas Rogers………………………………………-/19/6
1 Iron Pot 6/6 fishing (Saine) L6/12 to Danl. Going……………..6/18/6
1 Negroe Man named Sam to Daniel Going………………………..90/-/-
1 Do. Woman ” Lucy to Ditto………………………………………55/-/-
1 Do. Man ” Bob to Ditto……………………………………106/-/-
1 Do. Girl ” Sarah to Sophia Going………………………..80/-/-
1 Do. Boy ” Will to Danl. Going…………………………..67/-/-
1 Do. Girl ” Hannah to Sophia Going…………………….50/-/-
1 Do. Boy ” Flank to Ditto………………………………….50/-/-
8 old Hogsheads to Daniel Going………………………………………..-/17/-
…………………………………………………………Total amount……L 676/16/4
………………………………………………..Henry Dixon D.S.
Orange County May Co 1775. The above acct. of Sales was returned in open Court and ordered to be Recorded.
…………………………………………………Test.
From Orange County records at the NC State Archives in Raleigh July 2012
Inventories Sales & Accounts of Estates, in 24 Volumes : First Volume (1756-1785) ) p. 305-307″

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1775 Estate sale Alexander Going p1

1775 Estate sale Alexander Going p2

1775 Estate sale Alexander Going p3

1775 Estate sale Alexander Going p4

1776-1783 – Some time between 1777 and 1783 Alexander Gowen Jr sells his land in Fairfax County, VA to Richard Skinner according to the index of the missing deed book N-1, pgs 217-218 in Fairfax County, Virginia.  (Note:  The date is not given in the index listed – it is estimated by looking at all the other transactions in deed book N-1.  The earliest other transaction in N-1 is 1776, and the latest transaction is 1783.  By far, most of the transactions took place in 1779-1780 in deed book N-1 according to the index).  

1776-1783 Alexander Gowen leases to Richard Skinner in Fairfax Co

1777 – Caswell Co, NC – taxables Richmond Dist
Alexander Gowin
John Gowin
Scythe and Daniel Gowin – 1468, 2
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1777 – Caswell Co, NC – taxables Caswell Dist
Thomas Baxter 105 acres, 6
Jesse Gowing
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1777 – Caswell Co, NC – taxables St James Dist
Edward Gaines
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1777 April 24 – Page 323. Apr 24, 1777 from John Bynum (Buynum) of P, to Daniel Gowin of Orange County, North Carolina, for 65 £, all that tract of land in P on Rattlesnake Cr or Run, and joining Country line, and bounded by [trees], about 400 acres. Signed – John Bynum. Wit – none. [No recording date mentioned].  Extracted from: Pittslyvania County, Virginia Deed Book 4 (1774-1778), by T.L.C. Genealogy  Pittsylvania Co, Va.  1777 April 24 Daniel Gowin and John Bynum Pittsylvania Va Deed bk 4, p. 323. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PX-G5WN?i=464&cat=415497

1779 – Caswell County – taxables under Roger Atkinson:
148 acres Going

80 acres Hollisses. ..
Caswell County, NC taxables
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1779 – Caswell County, NC taxables
Widow Going – horses 350, 20 cattle 200, 8 negroes of which 4 is under 10 – 400, 112 dollars 15 silver – 45.11.
Alexander Going – 1 horse 100, cattle 20, Silver 122.9.0, 122.9.
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1779 – Caswell County, NC taxables
Daniel Going – horses 470, 546.1/4 dollars 218.10, 3 horses, 3 cattle 30, 7 fellow 700.
John Going 2 horses 70, 7 dollars 2.16.
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1779 – Caswell County, NC taxables
Edward Goins listed
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1779 Tax Record, 1779, , Caswell, North Carolina, USA. 5 “Copy of an original tax record from 1779 in Caswell County, NC. It shows “Widow Gowing” (Sophia) with 20 cattle, 4 horses, 8 negroes, 4 of which is under 10, and 112 dollars plus 15 (pounds?) of silver. This was found at the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh, NC.  1779 Caswell County, NC ”

1779 tax widow going caswell co nc

1779 March 22 – James Roberts of Pittsylvania Co, Va to John Ingrim of North Carolina of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 100 pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said John Ingram … sell unto the said John Ingrim one certin tract or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the County of Caswell in the province of North Carolina on both sides of Moons Creek containing by estimation 311 acres being part of a tract of 623 acres by deed to William Glading by John Earl Granville and by the said Glading sold to William Going and by Going to John Woodand by Wood to James Roberts and by him to said John Ingrim his heirs and assigns ... Signed: James Roberts. Wits: Will Tunstall, John Cox, Charles Calaway, Hugh James?, Ferd R Hix, Saml Roberts, Jacob Habburd, John Habberd, Thos Bucknell, Joseph Allsop, John Harris, Stephen Tarver, Wm Witcher, Richd Pigg, Wm Quine, George Nundby?, Daniel Willson. Deed bk A, p. 116. Caswell County, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Q-3ZD?i=62&cat=398492

1779 Sept Court – William Armstrong v. Alexander Gowing bk 4, p. 273} In trespass on the case
The said Defendant having departed this life since the last continuance this suit abates.
Court records (or order books), v. 4, 1777-1791, p. 273.
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1779 Sept 18 – … between Samuel Paul of Caswell County in the Provance of North Carolina of the one part and William Leek of the same County and Provance aforesd of the other part … the said Samuel Paul for and in consideration of the just and full sum of 300 pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said William Leek … sell, release and confirm unto him the said William Leek one tract or parcel of land containing 230 acres more or less in the County and Provance aforesd on both sides of Moons Creek it being part of a larger tract granted unto William Gladding the 7th day of June 1761 and the part which the said Gladden sold unto Alexr Gowen the 7th day of Aprl 1762 as by the said Gladdens deed to the said Gowen doth appear … Signed: Samuel Paul. Wits: Hezekiah Fanning, Robert Paul, William Leek. Deed bk A, p 279. Caswell County, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98Q-SN62?i=143&cat=398492

1780 – Caswell County, NC taxables
Roger Atkinson list – land on Dan River – Gowings… Hollises…
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1780 – Caswell County, NC taxables
Suffiah Gowing – 4 negroes above 10 and under 40, 1 between 40 to 50 years, and 1 under 5; 6 head of horses and heads of cattle; cash on hand 336.7.0.
Jesse Gowing – one mare 139.16; cash 19.0.16.
John Gowing – 3 head of horses 206.11.4
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1780 Tax Record, 1780, Caswell, North Carolina, USA. “Photo of an original tax record (“list of taxable property”) for Caswell County, NC, for the year 1780. Listed are Suffiah Gowing, with 8 negroes, horses, cattle, and cash in hand of 336 pounds 7 shillings. Her total tax comes to 4546.17.0. Listed next is Jesse Gowing, with one mare and cash. Next is John Gowing, with horses and cash.
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1780 tax sophia goin caswell co nc

1781-1782 titheables in Pittsylvania County, Virginia lists Tabitha Gowen, John Gowen, and Jessey Gowen – some Gowen researchers believe Tabitha is the same person as Suffiah:

1781-1782 Sophia Going tithables pitts co va

1781 Sept 24 – Deed: deed to Sophia, 24 Sep 1781, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA”Daniel Gowing to Suffiah Gowing 400 acres 1781.  This Indenture made this twenty fourth Day of September in the Year of our lord one thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty one and in the Sixth Year of our Independence Between Daniel Gowing of the State of So Carolina of the one part & Suffiah Gowing of Pittsylvania County in the Commonwealth of Virginia of the other part Witnesseth that for and in Consideration of the Sum of thirty pounds to the said Daniel Gowing in hand paid by the said Suffiah Gowing at or before the Sealing & Delivery of these presents the Receipt of which he doth hereby acknowledge & therefore doth release aquit and Discharge the said Suffiah Gowing her Executors & Administrators by these presents he the said Daniel Gowing granted bargained sold aliened and Confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell alien and Confirm unto the said Suffiah Gowing and her heirs a Certain Piece or parcel of Land Situate Lying and being in the County of Pittsylvania aforesaid and bounded as followeth Beginning at a red oak on the Country Line thence a new line North twelve Degrees West two hundred & sixty poles to pointers thence south Eighty nine Degrees two hundred Sixty poles to Pointers thence south twelve Degrees East two hundred & fifty poles to pointers on the Country Line thence with the same West two hundred & sixty poles to the Beginning Containing four hundred Acres be the same more or less, and all houses buildings orchard ways Waters Profits hereditiments and all appurtenances whosoever to the said premises hereby granted or any part thereof belonging and the reversion & (reversing) Remainder Rents (Isues) and profits thereof and also all the Estate right title Claim and Demand Whatsoever of him the s’d Daniel Gowing of in & to the said premises and all Deed or writing in any Wise Concerning the same To have and to hold the lands hereby Conveyed and all and singular and Every part and parcel thereof Bargained & Sold and every of their appurtenances unto the said Suffiah Gowing her heirs and assigns for ever to the only proper use and behoof of her the said Suffiah Gowing and her heirs and assigns forever and the said Daniel Gowing doth by these presents warrant and forever defend the sam In Witness whereof he hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written
Daniel Gowing L.S
In presence of James Gillasp, James Sandon, William Gillaspy
Memorandum that on the Day and Date within mentioned I acknowledge to have Rec’d full Satisfaction for the within mentioned Land and free and Quiet Possion is given to the same Witness my hand Daniel Gowing L.S, James Gillaspy.  Pittsylvania Co., Virginia
Pittsylvania Co, Va.  1785 Dec 19 Suffiah Gowing and Daniel Gowing Pittsylvania Va Deed bk 7, p. 546  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PX-GPQ8?i=559&cat=415497

1781 Oct 21 – Daniel Going deed recorded in Pittsylvania
At a Court held for Pittsylvania County the 21st day of October 1781. The Within Indenture together with the Memorandum of Livery and Seizen hereon Indorsed was proved by the Oaths of two of the Witnesses thereto to be the Acts and Deed of the Within Named Daniel Going and the same was Ordered to be Certified & afterwards at a Court held for the said County the 19th day of Dec. 1785. To Wit, the same was further proved by the oath of the other witness thereto to be the act and Deed of the said Daniel Going All which were ordered to be Recorded by the Court. Teste Will. Tunstall ( C )”
Pittsylvania Co., Va

1782 Personal property tax lists 1782-1797. Pittsylvania Co, Va
John Gowing – 1 tithe, 2 horses, 4 cattle

Jesse Going – 1 horse
John Going – 1 tithe, 1 horse
Sithey Going – 8 slaves, 5 horses, 16 cattle
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS7S-MSB9-T?i=203&cat=637452
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1783 Personal property tax lists 1782-1797. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Seth Going – 2 tithes, 3 slaves, 3 horses, 10 cattle
Jesse Going – 1 tithe
John Gowing – 1 tithe, 2 horses, 5 cattle
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS7S-MSYR-P?i=230&cat=637452

1783 Nov 18 Sitha Gowen is married to David Logan.   Marriage: bond, 18 Nov 1783, , Caswell, North Carolina, USA. David Logan to Sitha Going bondsmand Jesse Going.  (Note:  This is likely Suffiah Going Jr – daughter of Alexander Going and Suffiah Going).

1783 Nov 18 – David Loughgin m. Lithe Going w Jesse Going as bondsman.
Name David Loughgin
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 18 Nov 1783
Event Place , Caswell, North Carolina, United States
Gender Male
Marital Status Married
Spouse’s Name Lithe Going
Spouse’s Gender Female
“North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8PW-Q6R : 3 November 2017), David Loughgin and Lithe Going, 18 Nov 1783; citing , Caswell, North Carolina, United States, p. Item 1, North Carolina State Archives Division of Archives and History; FHL microfilm 478,484.

1783 Nov 18 sitha and david logan marriage cert

1784 Personal property tax lists 1782-1797. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Sythe Gowin – 2 slaves over 16, 4 slaves 12-16, 4 horses, 9 cattle
Jesse Gowin – 1 tithe, 2 horses

John Gouin (sp?) – 2 tithes, 2 horses, 6 cattle
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS7S-MSYY-6?i=236&cat=637452
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1784 Feb 18 – Page 47; At a vestry held for Camden Parish at Pittsylvania Courthouse on Wednesday, the 18th day of February 1784 for laying the parish levy—Present JOHN WILSON, BENJAMIN LANKFORD, HAYNES MORGAN, JOHN PARKS, ABRAHAM SHELTON, JOSHUA STONE, & ARMISTEAD SHELTON, gent.
1784 Feb 18 To James Gowing for himself & wife 2000 lbs. tob., Camden Parish vestrybook, Pittsylvania Co, Va
To JOSEPH FARGUSON for services done JAMES GOWING 75 lbs. tob.
Extracted from: Vestry Book of Camden Parish, 1767-1820 (With other Miscellaneous Records) Transcribed By Mary Leigh Boisseau
Pittsylvania Co, Va https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS35-Z94P-8?i=29&cat=376109

1784 Jun 9 – Jesse Going m Seeley Bairding w John Going and Jesse Going on bond
Name Jesse Going
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 09 Jun 1784
Event Place , Caswell, North Carolina, United States
Gender Male
Marital Status Married
Spouse’s Name Seley Or Seeley Bairding
Spouse’s Gender Female
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D142-D8?i=1173&cc=1726957
“North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8P8-1QH : 3 November 2017), Jesse Going and Seley Or Seeley Bairding, 09 Jun 1784; citing , Caswell, North Carolina, United States, p. vol D, North Carolina State Archives Division of Archives and History; FHL microfilm 478,485.

1784 Jun 9 – John Going m. Seely Bairding w Jesse Going and John Going on bond
Name John Going
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 09 Jun 1784
Event Place , Caswell, North Carolina, United States
Gender Male
Marital Status Married
Spouse’s Name Seeley Bairding
Spouse’s Gender Female
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D14C-J4?i=1175&cc=1726957
“North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8P8-1QD : 3 November 2017), John Going and Seeley Bairding, 09 Jun 1784; citing , Caswell, North Carolina, United States, p. vol D, North Carolina State Archives Division of Archives and History; FHL microfilm 478,485.

1784 July 17 – James Ingram of Caswell County … to William Hanye … in consideration of 266 pounds … paid by William Haynie … confirm unto the said William Haynie … one certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County aforesaid containing 588 acres … to a stake on Samuel Paul’s line, … to a red Oak on Moons Creek .. on John Ingram’s line … on Samuel Pauls old line … on William Leak’s line .. to the first station the said land extending on both sides Moons Creek a deed given by the said James Ingram to the said William Haynie … Signed: James Ingram, Mary Ingram. Wits: Thomas Baxter, Henry Mularney. Deed bk. B, p. 404. Caswell County, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89DV-J969?i=246&cat=398492

1785 Personal property tax lists 1782-1797. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Suffiah Gowing – 3 slaves over 16, 5 slaves under 16, 3 horses, 10 cattle
Jesse Going – 1 tithe 3 horses, 5 cattle

John Goun (sp?) – 1 tithe, 3 horses, 7 cattle
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1785 US Census in Pittsylvania County, Va shows Suffiah Gowing with 12 whites, and directly next to her is Jessey Gowing with 2 whites.

1785 census Sophia Going pitts co Va

1786 Personal property tax lists 1782-1797. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Jesse Gowing – 1 tithe, 2 horses
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1786 November – Records found in the court order books at Pittsylvania Court House
November Court 1786
Robert Williams Attorney for the Commonwealth of Virginia……..Plantiff
Against
Sophia Gowing……….Defendant
1786 Nov State of Va v. Sophia Gowing On a Petition for dealing with a Negro in Pittsylvania
Pittsylvania Co, Va. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-SQX8?i=496&cat=376738

1786 in the November Court of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Sophia Gowing is charged with the crime of “dealing with a negro” and fined 5 pounds plus costs on Robert Williams behalf expended in pursuing the case in the case of Robert Williams attorney for the Commonwealth of Virginia v. Sophia Gowing.  (Note:  It is uncertain if this is Sophia Gowing Sr or daughter Sophia Gowing Jr).  

1786 Sophia Gowing charged for dealing with a negro pitts co va

1787 Personal property tax lists 1782-1797. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Jesey Goin – 1 horse 2 cattle
Sapphire Going – 1 tithe, 3 slaves over 16, 3 slaves 12-16, 3 horses, 10 cattle
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS7S-MSYF-M?i=299&cat=637452

1787 March Ct – Blow & Barksdale pltf v Jesse Gowen } On an Attachment
The Constable … had levyed the said attachment on one Roan Horse … came the Plaintiffs by their attorney and the said deft not appearing … note of hand for 4 pounds 4 shillings and 3 pence half penny … judgment … interest from the 5th day of December … 1786 till payment with costs … horse so attached be condemned and that the sheriff make sale therof …
p 412. Order bk 5. Pittsylvania County, Virginia
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1787 March Ct. Blow & Barksdale v Jesse Gowen bk 5, p 412} On an attachment
Order Book 5, Pg 412. Pittsylvania Co, Va
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1787 Apr Ct – Ordered that the Overseers of Poor of the Parish of Cambden … do bind Richard Gowing to Thomas Wilkinson in such manner as the law directs.
p 444. Order bk 5. Pittsylvania County, Virginia
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1787 June Ct – Ordered that the Overseers of the Poor do bind out William Gowing & Daniel Gowing & Edmund Chapman in such manner as the law directs.
p 494. Order bk 5. Pittsylvania County, Virginia
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1788 Personal property tax lists 1782-1797. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Safiah Gowing – 1 slave, 3 horses
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1788 Sept 1 – At a meeting of the Overseers of the poor for the County of Pittsylvania, held at the Court House the 1st day of September 1788, to assess the poor rates as the Law Directs.
Present. William Witcher, John Wilson, Lodwick Tuggle, Mathew Tanner, David Hunt, Abraham Sheltan, and Reuben Pain.
The county to the following claimants is made … for 1787.
To John Givings for the suport of Ann Going – 2000 tobo
Claimants for 1788 made.
To John Givings for Ann Going – 2000 tobo
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS35-Z94V-W?i=32&cat=376109
Vestry Book of Camden Parish, 1767-1820
Pittsylvania Co, Va

1789B Personal property tax lists 1782-1797. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Safiah Gowing – 1 slave over 16, 3 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS7S-MSTW-C?i=447&cat=637452

1789 US Census in Camden District, Fairfield County, South Carolina shows Alex Gowin, 9 whites total, Daniel Gowen 6 whites total, and Henry Gowin 5 whites total.  In Clarendon County is a Thomas Gowin with 6 whites total.

1789 census alexander gowin fairfield co sc

1790 Personal property tax lists 1782-1797. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Sherwood Gowin – 1 tithe, 1 horse
Safiah Gowin – 1 slave over 16, 1 slave 12-16, 3 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS7S-MSRT-H?i=495&cat=637452

1791 Personal property tax lists 1782-1797. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Sherwood Gowing – 1 tithe, 1 slave over 16, 1 slave 12-16, 5 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS7S-MSRV-D?i=534&cat=637452

1792 Personal property tax lists 1782-1797. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Safiah Gowing & J Rodgers – 1 tithe, 1 slave over 16, 4 horses
Sherwood Gowing – 1 tithe, 1 horse
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS7S-MSRH-6?i=557&cat=637452

1792 Sept 3 – Page 73; At a meeting of the Overseers of the Poor for Camden Parish held at Pittsylvania Courthouse on Monday, the 3rd day of September 1792: PRESENT:
WILLIAM HARRISON, ROBERT HARRISON, THOMAS SMITH, WILLIAM WITCHER, JOHN SMITH, BRYAN W. NOWLIN, JOHN STAMPS, CREED TANNER, CHARLES LEWIS, JR., DAVID HUNT, ISAAC CLEMENTS, & WM. WILKINSON.
DAVID HUNT, gent., is chosen President.; CRISPIN SHELTON, JR., is appointed clerk.
The county is to the following claimants made debts. For the year 1792:
1792 Sept 3 – To Nanney Going, to be deposited in the hands of William Wilkinson for her use 6.5 lbs. Camden Parish vestrybook, Pitsylvania Co, Va.
Extracted from: Vestry Book of Camden Parish, 1767-1820 (With other Miscellaneous Records) Transcribed By Mary Leigh Boisseau
Pittsylvania Co, Va https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS35-Z94G-P?i=43&cat=376109

1793 Personal property tax lists 1782-1797. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Sufiah Gowing & Sherwood Gowing – 1 tithe, 1 slave over 16, 4 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS7S-MSR9-C?i=617&cat=637452

1793 Apr 30 – Sherwood Going m Ruth Bennett w Sherwood Going and James Gillaspy on bond
Name Sherwood Going
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 30 Apr 1793
Event Place , Caswell, North Carolina, United States
Gender Male
Marital Status Married
Spouse’s Name Ruth Bennett
Spouse’s Gender Female
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D14F-6P?i=1176&cc=1726957
“North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8P8-1QX : 3 November 2017), Sherwood Going and Ruth Bennett, 30 Apr 1793; citing , Caswell, North Carolina, United States, p. vol D, North Carolina State Archives Division of Archives and History; FHL microfilm 478,485.
FamilySearch Family tree: https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KZPF-SF9

1793 Sept 2 – Page 76; At a meeting of the overseers of the Poor for Camden Parish held at Pittsylvania Courthouse on Monday, the 2nd of September 1793. Present:
DAVID HUNT, WILLIAM HARRISON, THOMAS SMITH, WILLIAM WITCHER, JOHN SMITH, BRYAN W. NOWLIN, CREED TANNER, CHARLES LEWIS, JR., and WILLIAM WILKINS 9sic).
The county is to the following claimants made debt. For the year 1793:
1793 Sept 2 – To Nanney Going, to be deposited in the hands of William Wilkinson for her use 6.5 lbs. Camden Parish vestrybook, Pittsylvania Co, Va
Extracted from: Vestry Book of Camden Parish, 1767-1820 (With other Miscellaneous Records) Transcribed By Mary Leigh Boisseau
Pittsylvania Co, Va https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS35-Z94F-C?i=44&cat=376109

1794 Personal property tax lists 1782-1797. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Safiah Going – 1 slave over 16, 4 horses
Sherwood Going – 1 tithe, 2 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS7S-MS55-S?i=642&cat=637452

1794 Sept 1 – Page 79; At a meeting of the Overseers of the Poor for Camden Parish held at Pittsylvania Courthouse on Monday, the 1st day of September 1794: PRESENT:
DAVID HUNT, ISAAC CLEMENT, BRYANT WARD NOWLIN, ROBERT HARRISON, THOMAS SMITH, WILLIAM WILKINSON, & CREED TANNER.
DAVID HUNT resigned as President, and ISAAC CLEMENT is appointed instead thereof.
The county is to the following claimants made dr. for the year 1794.
1794 Sept 1 – To Nanney Going, to be deposited in the hands of William Wilkinson for her use 8 lbs. Camden Parish vestrybook, Pittsylvania Co, Va.
Extracted from: Vestry Book of Camden Parish, 1767-1820 (With other Miscellaneous Records) Transcribed By Mary Leigh Boisseau
Pittsylvania Co, Va  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS35-Z946-P?i=46&cat=376109,

1795B Personal property tax lists 1782-1797. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Sherwood Gowing & Mother – 1 tithe, 2 slaves 12-16, 5 horses
John Gowing – 1 tithe, 1 horse
Jesse Gowing – 1 tithe, 2 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS7S-MS54-R?i=713&cat=637452

1795 Nov 24 – John Going m Betsey Hickman w John Going and Burbage Going on bond
Name John Going
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 24 Nov 1795
Event Place , Caswell, North Carolina, United States
Gender Male
Marital Status Married
Spouse’s Name Betsey Hukman
Spouse’s Gender Female
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D14L-CY?i=1171&cc=1726957
“North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8P8-1QQ : 3 November 2017), John Going and Betsey Hukman, 24 Nov 1795; citing , Caswell, North Carolina, United States, p. vol D, North Carolina State Archives Division of Archives and History; FHL microfilm 478,485.
FamilySearch Family tree: https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/9KHT-GZK

1796B Personal property tax lists 1782-1797. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Sherwood Gowing – 1 tithe, 1 slave 12-16, 5 horses
John Gowing – 1 tithe, 1 horse
Jesse Gowing – 1 tithe, 2 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS7S-MS5S-Q?i=736&cat=637452

1797A Personal property tax lists 1782-1797. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Sherwood Going & Mother – 1 tithe, 1 slave 12-16, 4 horses
John Going – 1 tithe, 1 horse
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS7S-MSP2-4?i=787&cat=637452

1798A Personal property tax lists 1797-1812. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Shadrack Going & Mother – 1 tithe, 1 slave 12-16, 5 horses
Benjamin Going – 1 tithe
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1798 March Ct – Sophia Going Jr v Sophia Going Sr adm of Alexander Going decd p. 461
By consent of parties by their attornies a commission is awarded the defendant to examine and take the deposition of James Sanders in the State of North Carolina, Caswell County to Richard Saunders, Spelsby Coleman, James Dameron, Adam Sanders and Dudley Galewood Gent to be directed _ or any three of them to execute the same. She giving to the plaintiff legal notice of the time and place appointed for that purpose.
Court records (or order books), v. 8, 1791-1801. p. 461. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1798 May Ct – Sophia Going Jr v Sophia Going Sr admr of Alexander Going decd, p. 486
On the motion of the defendant by her attorney, it is ordered that the judgement entered in the office in this suit and the writ of Enquiry be set aside and the said Defendant have liberty to plead and thereupon by her attorney she pleadeth non assumpsit to which the plaintiff aplied generally, and the cause is continued till the next quarterly Court at the Defendants costs. Court records (or order books), v. 8, 1791-1801. p. 486. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1798 August Ct – Sophia Going Jr v Sophia Going Sr admr of Alexander Going decd 23
Ordered that the three forgoing suits to be continued. Order bk 9, p 23. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1799A Personal property tax lists 1797-1812. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Sophire Going & son – 1 tithe, 1 slave 12-16, 4 horses
John Going – 1 tithe, 1 horse
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1799 May Ct – Sophia Going Jr v Sophia Going Sr admr of Alexander Going decd 109} In case
Ordered that this suit be continued at the Plaintiff’s costs.
Order Bk 9, p 109. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1799 Oct Ct – Sophia Going Jr v Sophia Going Sr admr of Alexander Going decd p. 180} In Case.
On the motion of the plaintiff by her attorney and it appearing to the Court that the Commision awarded the Defendant for taking the deposition of James Saunders by a former order, was intended for the benefit of the Plaintiffs, it is therefore ordered that the Commission issue in the names of and on behalf of the Plaintiff instead of the said Defendant.
Order Bk 9, p 180. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1799 Nov Ct – Sophia Going Jr v Sophia Going Sr admr of Alexander Going decd p. 204
This day came the parties by their attornies and thereupon came also a jury to wit, John Headow, Henry Thurman, John Armistead, Thomas Hoskins, John Hoskins, Thomas Murdock, John Cook, James Bennett, Christopher Foler, John Griffin and William Thompson, who being elected tried and sworn, and Edward Terrell being elected tried and charged well and trully to speak upon the issue joined uon their oath and solemn form do say that the Defendant did assume upon her self in manner and form, as the Plaintiff by replying hath alledged, and they do assess the plaintiffs damages by occasion of the non performance of that assumption to twenty pounds five shillings and ten pence besides her costs. Therefore it is considered by the Court that the plaintiffs recover against the Defendant her damages aforesaid in form aforesaid assessed and her costs by her about her suit in this behalf expended. To be levied of the goods and chattels of the said intestate, in the hands of the Defendant to her administered if so much thereof she hath, if not, then the costs to be levied of her proper goods and chattels, and the said Defendant in mercy, etc. Order bk 9, p 204, Pittsylvania Co, Va
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1800 B Personal property tax lists 1797-1812. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Shadrick Going & Mother – 1 tithe, 1 slave 12-16, 4 horses
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1800 Feb Ct – Sophia Going Jr v Sophia Going Sr admr of Alexander Going decd p. 233} Upon a motion on a forthcomming bond.
It appearing to the Court by the oath of Haleott Townes that he gave the Devendants a verball notice 10 days previous to this motion, and they not appearing altho solemnly called. On the motion of the plaintiffs by her attorney it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiffs recover against the Defendants, forty eight pounds, fourteen shillings, and six pence. The penalty of said bond and her costs in this behalf expended and the said Defendants in mercy, etc.
But this judgment is to be discharged by the payment of twenty four pounds, seven shillings, and three pence with interest thereon at six percent per annum from the 14th day of January 1800 till payment and the costs. This judgment is to have credit for forty dollars received by A. Whittock the 20th Jany 1800.
Court Order bk 9, p 233. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1800 June 16 – Sophia Going Sr to Sherwood Going –
Deed: Gift or personal property from Sophia Gowen to her son Sherwood, 16 Jun 1800, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA. Image and transcription courtesy Beth Carruth 2014
Sophia Going to Sherwood Going 1800 household goods and stock
Be it remembered that these presents comes Greeting and made known to all whom it may concern that Whereas my Son Sherwood Going hath paid and advanced sundry sums of Money for me at divers times to amount equal in value to what shall be herein after conveyed to compensate him. Be it known that I Sophia Going of the County of Pittsylvania and State afd. as well for the foregoing consideration as for the love I bear for him as a Child do by these presents make over, sell, alien, enfeoff and confirm to him the said Sherwood Going, and do moreover deliver by Virtue of this Indenture to the sd Sherwood and his heirs for ever the following property, to wit, Negro Sary Negro Tom, one Sorrel Mare, one dark bay Horse, Colt, two Cows, one Stear yearling one Heifer yearling, one Desk, one Chest, one Cubbard, two Beds and furnature – Six puter basons, one dozen and half of puter plates, two dozen of Earthen plates, one pare of Stillards and the hole of my Castings and one Walnut Table, two Bedsteads, five Chairs, three Warter Vessels, one Case of Knives & forks and all her plantation Utensils and thre Pewter Dishes, one box Iron & heaters. Which said goods and Chattles, Stock, furniture and other property I the said Sophia do & will Warrant and for ever defend against the claim or demand of all and every Person or persons whatsoever but to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Sherwood and is heirs and assigns for ever And further covenant to Warrant and defend a good and Lawful title in and to the said Property to him the said Sherwood and to his heirs and assigns for ever In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this 16th day of April 1800 – Suffiah Gowin (seal)
Sealed and delivered in the presence off.. John Winters, Wm. Wright
At a Court held for Pittsylvania County June the 16th. 1800 – This Bill of Sale was presented in Court and proved by the Oaths of two of the witnesses thereto to be the act and deed of the within named Sophia Gowing party thereto Ordered that the same be recorded –
Teste Will Tunstall C P C
From Pittsylvania County Deed Book 12, p. 153″
1800 June 16 Sherwood Going and Sophia Going Pittsylvania Va Deed bk 12, p 153
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1800 Jun 21 – Richard Chapman to Sally Going
Name Richard Chapman
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 21 Jun 1800
Event Place , Caswell, North Carolina, United States
Gender Male
Marital Status Married
Spouse’s Name Sally Going
Spouse’s Gender Female
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“North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8P8-L3T : 3 November 2017), Richard Chapman and Sally Going, 21 Jun 1800; citing , Caswell, North Carolina, United States, p. vol c, North Carolina State Archives Division of Archives and History; FHL microfilm 478,485.
FamilySearch Family tree: https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/9NPF-BP7

1801 Personal property tax lists 1797-1812. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Shadrick Going & Mother – 1 tithe, 1 slave 12-16, 4 horses
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1801 May Court – George Clopton v Sophia Going, Jesse Going, John Going, and Sherwood Going, Tenants p. 14} Upon a writ of right.
For reasons appearing to the Court ordered that this be continued
Court Order bk 10, p 14. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1801 Aug Ct – George Clopton v Sophia Going, Jesse Going, John Going, and Sherwood Going, Tenants p 64} Upon a writ of right
This suit abates by death of the demandant.
Court Order bk 10, p 64. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1801 Aug Ct – Sherwood Going v Travis Bennett p. 66} In trespass
On the motion of the Defendant, it is ordered that the judgment entered in the office in this suit, and the writ of Enquiry be set aside and the said defendant have liberty to plead and thereupon by his attorney he pleadeth not guilty to which the Plaintiff replied generally, and the trial of thereupon is referred until the next quarterly Court.
Court Order bk 10, p 66. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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Sherwood Going v Travis Bennett p 99} In trespasss
For reasons appearing to the Court ordered that this suit be continued at the plaintiffs costs.
Court Order bk 10, p 99. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1802 Personal property tax lists 1797-1812. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Benjamin Going – 1 tithe, 1 horse
Jesse Going – 1 tithe, 1 horse
Sitha Going & son – 1 tithe, 2 slaves 12-16, 3 horses
John Going (free negroe) – 1 tithe, 2 horses

James Smith negroe with Shad Going – 1 tithe
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1802 May Ct – Sherwood Going v Travis Bennett p 180
Ordered that the several foregoing suits be continued.
Court Order bk 10, p 180. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1802 June Ct – John Cox v Sherwood Going p. 215
Sythe Going v Sophia Going admx of Alexander Going decd 215
Ordered that the several forgoing petitions be continued
Court Order bk 10, p 215. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1802 July Ct – Sythe Going v Sophia Going admx of Alexander Going decd 232
John Cox v Sherwood Going p. 232
For reasons appearing to the Court ordered that the several foregoing suits be continued.
Court Order bk 10, p 232. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1802 Aug Ct – Sherwood Going v Travis Bennett 245
This day came the parties by their attornies and thereupon came also a Jury to wit, Hartwell Allen, Nathan Thurman Sr, David Barber, Robert Hughey, William Watson, William McNeally, Henry Askins, John T Dalton, John Bobbett, John Parrish, John Figg, and John Thurman, who being elected tried and sworn the truth to speak uon the issue joined upon their oath do say that the Defendant is not guilty as in pleading he hath alledged, therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff take nothing by his bill, but for his false clamour be in mercy etc, and that the Defendant go thereof without day and recover against the plaintiff his costs by him about his defense in this behalf expended.
Court Order bk 10, p 245. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1802 Oct Court – Sythe Going v Sophia Going admx of Alexander Going decd 269
Ordered that the several foregoingsuits be continued.
Court Order bk 10, p 269. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1803A Personal property tax lists 1797-1812. Pittsylvania Co, Va
John Going – negroe 1 tithe, 2 horses
Benjamin Going – 1 tithe, 1 horse
Jesse Going – 1 tithe, 1 horse
Setha Going & son – 1 tithe, 2 slaves 12-16, 3 horses
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1803 Feb Ct – John Cox v Sherwood Going p. 310
Ordered that the several foregoing suits be continued.
Court Order bk 10, p 310. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1803 June Ct – Sythe Going v Sophia Going admx of Alexander Going decd 394
John Cox v Sherwood Going p. 394
Ordered that the several foregoing suits be continued.
Court Order bk 10, p 394. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1803 June Ct – William Barnett & Co v Sherwood Going 399} Upon a petition and summons.
The Defendant being summoned and not appearing at the solemnly called on the motion of the Plaintiff by their attorney it is considered by the court that the Plaintiffs recover against the said Defendant in the sum of Four pounds fiftee shillings and six pence the debt in the specialty mentioned with interest thereon at six percent per annum from the 6th day of October 1801 till payment together with their costs by them on this behalf expended.
Court Order bk 10, p 399. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1803 July Ct – Sythe Going v Sophia Going admx of Alexander Going decd 409
John Cox v Sherwood Going p. 409
Ordered that the foregoing petitions be continued.
Court Order bk 10, p 409. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1803 July 29 – William Pryor m. Hasty Going with William Prior, Jesse Going, and Nellie Pass on bond.
Name William Pryor
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 29 Jul 1803
Event Place , Caswell, North Carolina, United States
Gender Male
Marital Status Married
Spouse’s Name Hasty Going
Spouse’s Gender Female
“North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8PC-WMC : 3 November 2017), William Pryor and Hasty Going, 29 Jul 1803; citing , Caswell, North Carolina, United States, p. item 4, North Carolina State Archives Division of Archives and History; FHL microfilm 478,487.

1803 Aug Ct – John Wilson v Sherwood Going 422} In debt.
By consent of the Plaintiff, William Payne is released his common bail for the Defendant.
Court Order bk 10, p 422. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1803 Aug Ct – James Colquhoun v Sophia Going 436} In Debt.
Sherwood Going comes into Court and undertakes for the Defendant that in case she shall cast in this suit she will pay and satisfy the condemnation of the Court or render her body to prison in execution for the same in that he the said Sherwood Going will do it for him and on the motion of the Defendant it is ordered that the judgment entered in the office in this suit be set aside and the said Defendant have liberty to plead and thereupon by her attorney she pleadeth payment to which the Plaintiff replied generally and the trial of the issue is refered till the next Quarterly Court.
Court Order bk 10, p 436. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1803 Oct Ct – Edward Bucey v. Sherwood Going 13
John Cox v. Sherwood Going 13
Ordered that the several foregoing suits be continued.
Order Bk 11, p 13, Pittsylvania Co, Va
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1803 December 15 – Commonwealth v. John Going 39
Going and Bush’s Examination
At a Court held at the Courthouse of Pittsylvania County on Thursday the 15th day of December 1803 on the Examination of John Going charged with stealing tobacco the property of Sherwood Going of this County _
Present
William Clark, Amistead Shelton, Richard Johnson, and William Beavers} Gentlemen Justices
The said John Going was led to the Bar in custody of the Sheriff of this County, to whose custody for the cause aforesaid he was committed and it being demanded of him whether he is guilty or not guilty of the fact __ wherewith he stands charged answered Not Guilty. Whereuon sundry witnesses were produced sworn and examined as well on behalf of the Commonwealth as the said John Going who was fully heard in his own defence on consideration whereof the Court are of opinion that the said John Going is not guilty of the charge aforesaid and is therefore discharged from custody.
Signed: Wm Clark
Teste: Will Tunstall, Clk.
Order Bk 11, p 39, Pittsylvania Co, Va
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1803 December Court –
Edward Bucey v. Sherwood Going 48
John Cox v. Sherwood Going 48
Sythe Going v Sophia Going admx of Alexander Going decd 48
Ordered that the several foregoing suits be continued
Order Bk 11, p 48, Pittsylvania Co, Va
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1804A Personal property tax lists 1797-1812. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Sitha Going & son – 2 tithes, 1 slave 12-16, 4 horses
Benjamin Going – 1 tithe, 1 horse
John Going at James Bruce’s – 1 tithe, 2 horses
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1804 March Ct – James Colquhoun assee v. Sophia Going 92} In Debt
This suit is dismissed by order of the Plaintiff.
Order Bk 11, p 92, Pittsylvania Co, Va
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1804 May Ct – John Wilson v Sherwood Gowing and Sophia Gowing 144} Upon a motion on forthcoming Bond
It appearing to the Court from the Oath of Robertson Shelton that he gave each of the Defendants a verbal notice of this motion more than 10 days ago since they not appearing altho solemnly called on the motion of the Plaintiff by his attorney it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiffs have execution against the Defendants for the sum of 14 pounds 18 shillings and 8 pence the penalty of said Bond together with his costs by him about his motion in this behalf expended and the said defendants in mercy etc.
But this judgment is to be discharged by the payment of 7 pounds 9 shillings and 4 pence with interest thereon at 6 percentum per annum from the first day of February 1804 till payment and the costs.
Order Bk 11, p 144, Pittsylvania Co, Va
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1804 June Ct – Edward Bucey v. Sherwood Going 175
Ordered that the several foregoing suits be continued
Order Bk 11, p 175, Pittsylvania Co, Va
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1804 June Ct – William Barnett & Co v Sherwood Going 178} Upon a petition and summons.
The Defendant being summoned and not appearing at the solemnly called on the motion of the Plaintiffs by their attorney, it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiffs recover against the Defendant the sum of 4 pounds, 7 shillings, and 6 pence the debt in the petition mentioned with interest thereon at 6 percentum per annum from the 6th day of October 1803 till payment and their costs by them in this behalf expended.
Order Bk 11, p 178, Pittsylvania Co, Va
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1804 October 16th – Commonwealth v. John Going 241
At a Court continued and held for Pittsylvania County the 16th day of October 1804
Present
William Clark, Samuel Calland, Richard Johnson, and Thomas H Wooding} Gentlement Justices
Ordered that the vouchers for the following claims against the Public accruing on criminal prosecutions be certified to the auditor of public account for payment to wit.
To James Hinton per account for guarding Enoch Bush and John Going 4.00
Order Bk 11, p 241, Pittsylvania Co, Va
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1804 Oct Ct – Sithe Going v Sophia Going administratrix of Alexander Going decd 241} Upon a petition and summons
For reasons appearing to the Court ordered that this petition be continued.
Order Bk 11, p 241, Pittsylvania Co, Va
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1804 October Ct – Edward Bucey v. Sherwood Going 242
John Cox v. Sherwood Going 242
Ordered that the several foregoing petitions be continued.
Order Bk 11, p 242, Pittsylvania Co, Va
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1804 Nov Ct – Commonwealth v. Jesse Going 254
Jesse Going appeared in Court pursuant to a recognizance entered into at the instance of William Tulloh for surety of the peace and the said William Tulloh also appearing and refusing to prosecute further. It is ordered that the said Jesse Going be discharged from his recognizance aforesaid.
Order Bk 11, p 254, Pittsylvania Co, Va
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1804 Dec 31 – Sherwood Going m Betsey Coventon with Sherwood Going and James Gillaspy on bond
Name Sherwood Going
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 31 Dec 1804
Event Place , Caswell, North Carolina, United States
Gender Male
Marital Status Married
Spouse’s Name Betsey Coventon
Spouse’s Gender Female
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“North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8P8-1QN : 3 November 2017), Sherwood Going and Betsey Coventon, 31 Dec 1804; citing , Caswell, North Carolina, United States, p. vol D, North Carolina State Archives Division of Archives and History; FHL microfilm 478,485.

1805A Personal property tax lists 1797-1812. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Benjamin Going – 1 tithe, 1 horse
Setha Going & son – 2 tithes, 1 slave 12-16, 4 horses
Richard Going – 1 tithe, 1 horse
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1805 Sept 16 John Goins purchases from James Bruce 125 acres in Pittsylvania County, Virginia bounded by John Adams line, formerly Bruce’s, thence on George Cumps line, thence on David Irby’s lines, thence between Goen and Bruce. Signed: James Bruce. Wits: Thomas Parmin, David Bailey, William Bruce. Proved up on Sept 16, 1805 by James Bruce. Pittsylvania Va Deed bk 14 p. 383
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1805 Sept Ct – Edward Bucey v. Sherwood Going 459
John Cox v. Sherwood Going 459
Ordered that the several foregoing suits be continued.
Order Bk 11, p 459, Pittsylvania Co, Va
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1805 Oct Ct – Quin Morton v John Going 434
Ordered that the several foregoing suits be continued.
Order Bk 11, p 434, Pittsylvania Co, Va
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1805 Oct Ct – Edward Bucey v. Sherwood Going 477
John Cox v. Sherwood Going 477
Sithe Going v Alexander Going admx 477
Ordered that the several foregoing suits be continued.
Order Bk 11, p 477, Pittsylvania Co, Va
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1806 Personal property tax lists 1797-1812. Pittsylvania Co, Va
John Going molatto – 1 tithe, 1 horse – List A

Richard Going with J. Hill – 1 tithe, 2 horses – List B
Shadrick Going & Mother – 1 tithe, 1 slave 12-16, 2 horses – List B
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1806 Jan Ct – William Barnett & Co v. Sherwood Going, John Winters, and Benjamin Going 17} Upon a motion on a forthcoming Bond
It appearing to the Court from the Oath of RObert Wynne that he gave each of the Defendants a verbal notice of this motion more than 10 days since and they not appearing altho solemnly called, On the motion of the Plaintiffs by their attorney it is considered by the court that the Plaintiffs may have execution against the Defendants for the sum of 11 pounds 14 shillings and 2 pence the penalty of said Bond together with their costs by them about their motion in this behalf expended and the said Defendants in mercy etc. But this judgment is to be discharged by the payment of 5 pounds 17 shillings and 1 penny with interest thereon at 6 percentum per annum from the 13th day of July 1804 till payment and the costs.
Court Order Bk 12, p. 17. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1806 Jan Ct – Edward Bucey v. Sherwood Going 30
Ordered that the several foregoing petitions be continued.
Court Order Bk 12, p. 30. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1806 Feb Ct – Edward Bucey v. Sherwood Going 45
Sythe Going v. Alexander Goings admx 45
John Cox v. Sherwood Going
Ordered that the several foregoing suits be continued.
Court Order Bk 12, p. 45. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1806 March Ct – John & William Bell assee’s v. Benjamin Goin 66} In Debt
Lewis B Allen comes in to Court and undertakes for the Defendant that in case he shall be cast in this suit he will pay and satisfy the condemnation of the Court or render his body to prison in execution for the same or that he the said Lewis B Allen will do it for him.
Court Order Bk 12, p. 66. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1806 March Ct – Quin Morton v John Going 71
Ordered that the several foregoing suits be continued
Court Order Bk 12, p. 71. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1806 April Ct – Edward Bucey v. Sherwood Going 122
Sithe Going v Alexander Going admx 122
Ordered that the several foregoing suits be continued.
Court Order Bk 12, p. 122. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1806 April Ct – John Cox v. Sherwood Going 122} Upon a petition and summons
For reasons appearing to the Court ordered this petition be dismissed.
Court Order Bk 12, p. 122. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1806 May Ct – John & William Bell assee’s v. Benjamin Goin 135} In Debt
This day came the Plaintiffs by their attorney and came also Lewis B Allen and makes himself a party Defendant in this suit and acknowledgeth the Plaintiffs action for the Debt in the declaration mentioned to be just therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover agaiinst the Defendant Allen the sum of 40 dollars the debt aforesaid with interest thereon at 6 per centum per annum from the 28th day of October 1805 till payment and their costs by them about their suit in this behalf expended and the said Defendant Allen in mercy etc. and the Plaintiffs agree to stay the execution of this judgment till November Court next.
Court Order Bk 12, p. 135. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1806 May Ct – Quin Morton v John Going 153
Ordered that the several foregoing suits be continued.
Court Order Bk 12, p. 153. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1806 June Ct – Edward Bucey v. Sherwood Going 187
Sithe Going v Alexander Goings admx 187
Ordered that the several foregoing suits be continued.
Court Order Bk 12, p. 187. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1806 July Ct – Sithe Going v. Alexander Goings admx 207
Edward Bucey v. Sherwood Going 207
Ordered that the several foregoing suits be continued.
Court Order Bk 12, p. 207. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1806 July 28 – George Stephens m. Rhoda Going with George Stephens and Joseph Flippa on bond.
Name George Stephens
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 28 Jul 1806
Event Place Caswell, North Carolina, United States
Gender Male
Spouse’s Name Rhoda Going
Spouse’s Gender Female
“North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XF96-G4W : 10 February 2018), George Stephens and Rhoda Going, 28 Jul 1806; citing Caswell, North Carolina, United States, p. , North Carolina State Archives Division of Archives and History; FHL microfilm 478,488.

1806 Aug Ct – Quin Morton v John Going 219} In Lease
For reasons appearing to the Court ordered that this suit be continued.
Court Order Bk 12, p. 219. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1806 Nov Ct – Quin Morton v John Going 298
Ordered that the several foregoing suits be continued.
Court Order Bk 12, p. 298. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1806 Dec 30 – Vincent Gowing m. Nancey Rud w Vincent Gowing and Burch Swann on bond
Name Vincent Gowing
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 30 Dec 1806
Event Place , Caswell, North Carolina, United States
Gender Male
Marital Status Married
Spouse’s Name Nancey Reed
Spouse’s Gender Female
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“North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8P8-16B : 3 November 2017), Vincent Gowing and Nancey Rud, 30 Dec 1806; citing , Caswell, North Carolina, United States, p. vol D, North Carolina State Archives Division of Archives and History; FHL microfilm 478,485.

1807A Personal property tax lists 1797-1812. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Shadrack Going & Mother – 1 tithe, 1 slave 12-16, 1 horse – List A
Richard Going – 1 tithe, 2 horses – List A
Jesse Going – 1 tithe, 2 horses – List A

John Going molattoe – 1 tithe, 1 horse – List B
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-BQ34?i=603&cat=637452
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-BQMX?i=627&cat=637452

1807 Feb Ct – Edward Bucey v. Sherwood Going 334
For reasons appearing to the Court ordered that the several foregoing suits be continued.
Court Order Bk 12, p. 334. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1807 March Ct – Quin Morton v John Going 350} In Case
The plaintiff called but came not now is his suit further prosecuted therefore it is ordered that the same be dismissed.
Court Order Bk 12, p. 350. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1807 March Ct – Richards & Samuel v Going 388} In case
For reasons appearing to the Court ordered that this case be continued.
Court Order Bk 12, p. 388. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1807 May Ct – Richards & Samuel v Sherwood Going 411} In Case
This day came the parties and they do agree that the plaintiffs have sustained damages by occasion of the Defendants breach of his promise in the declaration mentioned to 19 pounds 15 shillings besides their costs. Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiffs recover against the Defendant their damages agreed on as aforesaid and their costs by them about their suit in this behalf expended, and the said Defendant and in mercy etc. and the plaintiffs agree to stay the execution of this judgment till December Court next.
Court Order Bk 12, p. 441. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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NEW INFORMATION ON A DAUGHTER OF ALEXANDER GOING!:

(Note: It appears that Alexander Gowing had another daughter not known before – Dian Gowing who married a John Kennedy. They had children William Kennedy, Polly Kennedy, Elizabeth Kennedy, and Agnes Kennedy – who all filed suit in 1807 for their deceased mother’s share of her estate that Alexander Gowing’s widow, Sophia Gowing (and her son Sherwood Gowing) had apparently used for themselves without distributing it to the other heirs – there were other suits by other children against Sophia before this – it appears Sophia didn’t want to distribute anything. My guess is that she was a 2nd wife of Alexander, and many of these children were not hers but were Alexander’s from a prior marriage – but just a guess). 

1807 May (Petition in Chancery Court) – To the Worshipful Court of Pittsylvania County in Chancery sitting. Humbly complaining shew unto your worships your orator William Kenedy, Polly Kenedy, Elizabeth Kenedy & Agnes Kenedy that some time about the year 1774 a certain Alexander Going of that part of Orange County now called Caswell in the State of North Carolina being possessed of a considerable property died intestate. Whereupon his estate descended to his children in coparcenary, among whom was Dian daughter of the said Alexander and mother of your orators who was entitled to one part of said estate. Which part your orators claim as children and heirs of the said Dian who had intermarried with John Kenedy both of whom said John and Dian Kenedy have since deceased.
Your orators further represent that Sophia Going widow of said Alexander acted as administratrix of the estate of said Alexander, for altho from a variety of circumstances, particularly as the division of the County of Orange, copies of Records and papers belonging to the Clerks office became more difficult to procure, your orators have not been able to obtain a copy of the appointment of the administrator, yet the said Sophia returned an inventory of said Estate to the Court of Orange at February Sessions 1775 signed by herself as administratrix, as will appear by a copy of the inventory certified in due form and here made an exhibit in the cause as a part of this bill – at May sessions following a return of sales was made of said Estate which amounted to 2676.16.4 North Carolina Currency. A copy of which being also authenticated as aforesaid from said Orange Court is also offered as a part of this Bill.
Your orator further states that most or a great part of the property aforesaid was purchased by the said Sophia and by her either sold or delivered to a certain Sherwood Going, who together with the said Sophia have fraudulantly and unconscientiously converted it all to their own use without rendering any amount to your orators or their ancestor Dian of the distributable share belonging to her the said Dian. And they do still most unjustly and iniquitously refuse to account with your orators for the share which they claim in right of this ancestor Dian as her heirs at law.
In tender consideration when of and for as much as your orators are remedies in the premises at common law and relievable only in a court of equity where matters of this kind are peculiarly cognizable. To the end that the said Sophia Going and Sherwood Going be made defendants to this Bill of Complaint and on their coporal oaths true full & perfect answers be compelled to make to the forgoing allegations as fully and completely as if the same were herein again repeated and they then to particularly interrogated — that is to say that the said Sophia may say whether or not she was the administratrix of the estate of Alexander Going decd — whether or not there was any of said estate came to her hands, and how much, and how she has disposed of it. And that the said Sherwood Going may say whether any and what part of the said Estate came to his hands and how and from whom he received it and the times when received. To the end that a full and fair discovery of said estate may be made and that your worshi to your orators may decree such part of said estate as of right belongs to said Dian and grant other and further relief to your orators in the premises as may seem just and equitable. May it please your worships to grant the Commonwealth Court of (?) directed … and your orators as a duty bound will ever pray for.
Virginia Chancery Index – File 1809-001: https://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/

1807 Kennedy v Going in Pittsyvania Co Va case no 1809 001 Chancery Ct 01

1807 Kennedy v Going in Pittsyvania Co Va case no 1809 001 Chancery Ct 01

1807 Keneda v Going in Pittsylvania Co Va p1

1807 Keneda v Going in Pittsylvania Co Va p1

1807 Keneda v Going in Pittsylvania Co Va p2

1807 Keneda v Going in Pittsylvania Co Va p2

1807 Keneda v Going in Pittsylvania Co Va p3

1807 Keneda v Going in Pittsylvania Co Va p3

(Note: Interestingly, they do not say that Sophia is the mother of Dian, or that Sophia is their grandmother … Additionally, they do not note Sherwood as being their uncle – maybe they are that relationship to them, but I wonder if Sophia was a 2d wife of Alexander’s, and they considered his first wife their grandmother?)

1807 May 29 – The Commonwealth of Virginia.
To the Sheriff of Pittsylvania County. Greeting, you are hereby commanded to summon Sophia Going, supposed admx of Alexander Going decd & Sherwood Going – to appear before the surities of our said County Court of Pittsylvania at the Courthouse on the third Monday in August … then and there to answer … in Chancery exhibited against them by Polley Keneda, Agness Kenada, Elizabeth Kenada, & William Keneda, heirs of Dian Keneda & William Keneda, heirs of Dian Keneda who was one of the heirs of the said Alexander Going.
And this they shall in no wise omit under the penalty of L100 each and have them then this writ witness William Tunstall Clerk of our said County Court the 29 day of May 1807 in the 31st year of the Commonwealth.
Will Tunstall.
Virginia Chancery Index – File 1809-001: https://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/

1807 July 4 – Richard Gowin m Polly Bennett w Richard Gowin and James Rainey on bond
Name Richard Goroint (actually Gowin – go to link – someone missed on transcription)
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 04 Jul 1807
Event Place , Caswell, North Carolina, United States
Gender Male
Marital Status Married
Spouse’s Name Polly Bennett
Spouse’s Gender Female
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D148-16?i=1218&cc=1726957
“North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8P8-16T : 3 November 2017), Richard Goroint and Polly Bennett, 04 Jul 1807; citing , Caswell, North Carolina, United States, p. vol D, North Carolina State Archives Division of Archives and History; FHL microfilm 478,485.
FamilySearch Tree for Richard Gowan: https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/L5KF-T1Z

1807 Oct 27 (order to bring Sophia and Sherwood to court for contempt) – The Commonwealth of Virginia to the Sheriff of Pittsylvania County, Greeting you are hereby commanded that you attach Sophia Going supposed admx of Alexander Going deceased and Sherwood Going
So that you have their bodies before the Justices of our County Court of Pittsylvania at the courthouse on the third Monday in next month to answer us as sell of a certain contempt by them to us offered, as it is said, as upon those things which to them shall be then and there objected and further to do and receive what our said Court shall in this part consider, and this you shall in no wise omit, and have them there this writ witness William Tunstall Clerk of our said County Court the 27 Day of October 1807 in the 32d year of the Commonwealth.
Will Tunstall
For not answering a Bill in Chancery exhibited agt them by Polley Keneda, Agness Keneda, Eliza Keneda & Wm Keneda heirs of Dian Kineda who was one of the heirs of the said Alexr Going.
Will Tunstall
Virginia Chancery Index – File 1809-001: https://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/

1807 Nov Ct – Polly Kenedy, Agness Kenedy, Elizabeth Kenedy, and William Kennedy heirs of Dian Kenedy who was ond of the heirs of Alexander Going decd v. Sophia Going supposed administratrix of Alexander Going decd, and Sherwood Going 8} In Chancery.
On the motion of the Defendants by their attorney, it is ordered that unless the Plaintiffs give them security for costs, withing sixty days, this suit be then dismissed at their costs.
Order Book 13, pg. 8. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1807 Nov 12 – Jesse Going to Polly Draper w Vincent Going and Jesse Going on bond
Name Jesse Going
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 12 Nov 1807
Event Place , Caswell, North Carolina, United States
Gender Male
Marital Status Married
Spouse’s Name Polly Draper
Spouse’s Gender Female
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D14K-9Z?i=1174&cc=1726957
“North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8P8-1QZ : 3 November 2017), Jesse Going and Polly Draper, 12 Nov 1807; citing , Caswell, North Carolina, United States, p. vol D, North Carolina State Archives Division of Archives and History; FHL microfilm 478,485.

1809 Personal property tax lists 1797-1812. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Vincent Going & Alexander Going – 2 tithes, 2 horses
Jesse Going – 1 tithe, 1 horse
Richard Going – 1 tithe, 2 horses
Sitha Going – 1 slave, 12-16, 1 horse
Shadrack Going – 1 tithe, 1 slave 12-16, 3 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-B3RD?i=669&cat=637452

1809 Jan 3 – Alsey Going was married January 3, 1809 to William Tulloh, according to “Caswell County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1778-1868.” John Going was the bondsman.  “North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ,” database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XF96-5YM : 10 February 2018), William Toller and Alsey Going, 03 Jan 1809; citing Caswell, North Carolina, United States, p. , North Carolina State Archives Division of Archives and History; FHL microfilm 478,488.

1810 United States Federal Census
Name: John Going
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Caswell, North Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 45 and over: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 2
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 5
Year: 1810; Census Place: Caswell, North Carolina; Roll: 38; Page: 55; Image: 00096; Family History Library Film: 0337911
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1810 Personal property tax lists 1797-1812. Pittsylvania Co, Va
John Going free negro (Sycamore) – 1 tithe, 1 horse – List A

Shadrack Going – 1 tithe, 1 slave over 16, 5 horses – List B
Richard Going – 1 tithe, 1 horse – List B
Jesse Going – 1 tithe, 1 horse – List B
Alexander Going – 1 tithe, 1 horse – List B
Vincent Going – 1 tithe, 1 horse – List B
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-B3LF?i=693&cat=637452
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1810 June Ct – William Kenneda, Betsy Kennada, Polly Kennada, Nancy Kennada, and John Kenneda heirs and Legatees of Dian Kennada dec’d, Plaintiffs v Sophia Going & Sherwood Going, Defendants 256} In Chancery
On the motion of the Defendants by their counsel and it appearing to the Court that the plaintiffs are not inhabitants of this state. It is ordered that unless the Plaintiffs give security for the costs of this suit within sixty days the same be then dismissed for the want of such security.
Order Book 14. p. 256. Pittsylvania Co, Va
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1810 Aug Ct – William Kenneda, Betsy Kennada, Polly Kennada, Nancy Kennada, and John Kennada heirs and legatees of Dian Kennada decd, Plaintiffs v. Sophia Going and Sherwood Going, Defts 341} In Chancery
Levin Carter of this County comes into Court and undertakes for the Plaintiffs that in case the said Plaintiffs shall be cast in this suit they shall satisfy and pay all such costs, damages, and charges as shall be awarded against them, or that he the said Levin Carter will do it for them.
Order Book 14. p. 341. Pittsylvania Co, Va
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1811 Personal property tax lists 1797-1812. Pittsylvania Co, Va
42nd Regiment and South District by James M. Williams
Sherwood Going – 2 tithes, 1 slave over 16, 5 horses – List A
Richard Going – 1 tithe, 3 horses – List A
John Going – 1 tithe, 1 horse – List A

101st Regiment by James Hart
John Going free negro – 1 tithe, 1 horse – List B
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-B32Q?i=744&cat=637452
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-B36P?i=768&cat=637452

1811 March Ct – James Colquhoun & Co v Sherwood Going 510} In Case
On motion of the defendant. It is ordered that the writ of enquiry awarded the plaintiffs, in this cause for want of appearance be set aside and therefor came as will the plaintiffs as the defendant by their attorneys and the said defendant by his attorney defends the force and injury when etc. and for plea saith the plaintiffs their action aforesaid against him they ought not to have and maintain, because he saith that he did not assume upon himself in manner and form as the plaintiffs against him have declared and of this he puts himself upon the country and the plaintiffs likewise. Whereupon came a jury towit Hickman Spiller, Benjamin Shelton, Humphrey Hendrick, John Goodwin, Thomas Hoskins, Joseph David, David Vance, Lewis Cox, John Kenneda, Joseph Lawson, Allen C Tanner, and James Hinton who being elected tryed and sworn will and truly to try the issue joined upon their oath do say that the defendant did assume upon himself in manner and form as the plaintiffs against him have complained and they do assess the plaintiffs damages by occasion of the defendants non performance of that assumption to twelve pounds fifteen shillings and three pence with interest thereon at six per centum per annum from the 20th day of March 1811 … beside their costs Therefore it is considered by the court that the plaintiffs recover against the said defendant their damages aforesaid in form aforesaid assessed and their costs by them in this behalf expendedand the said defendant in mercy etc.
Order Book 14. p. 510. Pittsylvania Co, Va
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1811 May Ct – William Kennada, Bestey Kennada, Polly Kennada, Nancy Kennada & John Kennada heirs and legatees of Dian Kenneda dec’d v. Sophia Going & Sherwood Going 557} In Chancery.
The further time of 60 days is all owed the parties to examine and take the depositions of their witnesses in this cause.
Order Book 14. p. 557. Pittsylvania Co, Va
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1811 June Ct – Hezekiah Smithson v Sherwood Going 9} In Case
By Consent of the Plaintiff it is ordered that this suit be dismissed at his cost
Order Book 15, p. 9. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1811 June Ct – Sherwood Going v Hezekiah Smithson 11} In Case
By consent of parties it is ordered that the suit be dismissed at the Defendants costs except the Plaintiff’s attorney’s fee.
Order Book 15, p. 11. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1812 Personal property tax lists 1797-1812. Pittsylvania Co, Va
List of James Hart
John Going free negro – 1 tithe, 2 horses – List A

42nd Regiment and Dist of James M Williams
Sherwood Going – 2 tithes, 1 slave over 16, 5 horses – List B
Richard Going – 1 tithe, 2 horses – List B
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-B361?i=790&cat=637452
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-B37L?i=813&cat=637452

Kennedy v Smithson 218
Order Book 15, p. 218. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1812 March Ct – Sherwood Going v James Colquhoun 220} In Chancery
Order Book 15, p. 220. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1812 March Ct – Sherwood Going v William Davis 226} In Case
Order Book 15, p. 226. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1812 March Ct – John Kenedy v Thomas Stanfield 228
Order Book 15, p. 228. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1812 June Ct – Neill Burton & James Richardson exors of William Richardson decd v Sherod Going & Lewis Cox 284} In Debt
Order Book 15, p. 284. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1812 June Ct – Commonwealth v Betsy Going 305} Upon an indictment for an assault.
For reasons appearing to the Court it is ordered that this prosecution is continued
Order Book 15, p. 305. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1812 Aug Ct – Commonwealth v Betsy Going wife of Sherwood Going 360} Upon an indictment for an assault
The attorney prosecuting for the Commonwealth by consent of the Court saith that he will not prosecute further on behalf of the Commonwealth against the Defendant in this cause.
Order Book 15, p. 360. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1812 Aug Ct – Sherwood Going v William Davis 367
Order Book 15, p. 367. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1812 Aug Ct – Sherwood Going v James Colquhoun 370} In Chancery
Order Book 15, p. 370. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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Kenedy v Stanfield 372
Order Book 15, p. 372. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
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1813 A, Personal property tax lists 1813-1823. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Shearwood Going – 2 tithes, 1 slave over 16, 4 horses – List A
Richard Going – 1 tithe, 1 slave 12-16, 3 horses – List A

John Going & wife & Daughter free negroes (3) – 1 tithe, 2 horses – List B
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1814 Personal property tax lists 1813-1823. Pittsylvania Co, Va
John Going (Mulatto) – 1 tithe, 2 horses – List A

List of James M. Williams
Sherwood Going – 2 tithes, 1 slave over 16, 2 horses – List B
Richard Going – 1 tithe, 1 slave 12-16, 2 horses – List B
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1814 July Ct. – Sherwood Going to be remember for payment tax 297
Order Book 16, p 297. Pittsylvania Co, Va
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1814 Nov 15 – Sophia Gowin to Sherwood Gowin –
Deed: Sophia Gowin 200 acres to son Sherwood, 15 Nov 1814, , Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA. 9 Transcription of deed between Sophia Going and her son Sherwood giving him 200 acres of land. 1814, Pittsylvania County, VA. This land makes up half of the acreage owned by Sophia Going.
1814 Pittsylvania County, VA. From Pittsylvania County Deed Book 19, page 27-28
Image and transcription courtesy Beth Carruth 2014
“This Indenture, made this fourteenth day of October in the year of our Lord Christ Eighteen Hundred and fourteen, Between Sophia Gowin and her son Sherwood Gowin both of the County of Pittsylvania & State of Virginia, Witnesseth, that the said Sophia Gowin for the natural affection which she has and do bear towards her son and more especially for the care he has taken of me in my old age have given and granted to him the said Sherwood and to his heirs and assigns forever a Certain Tract piece or parcel of Land situate lying and being in the County and State aforesaid adjoining the state line and bounded as follows, To wit, Beginning at a pine on the state line James Parrishes Corner and runing West with the state line to a red oak on Coxes line then North with Coxes line so far as to make two Hundred Acres adjoining the state line making the Land on an oblong square including two forks of Rattlesnake Creek and the plantation whereon the said Sherwood now lives together with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appurtaining and the said Sophia Gowin doth for herself her Heirs and assigns warrant and forever defend the right and title of said Land and premises, In Witness whereof she hath hereunto set her hand and affixed her seal the day and Year first above written –
Sophia her+mark Gowin (seal)
Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence of –
Dan’l Farley Fauntleroy, Allen Peyton Going, Stephen T. Woodson
At a Court held for Pittsylvania County the 15th day of November 1814 The within written Deed of Gift was presented in Court and proved by the oaths of three witnesses thereto subscribed to the act and Deed of the within named Sophia Gowin party thereto and ordered to be recorded –  Teste Will Tunstall Cl.  From Pittsylvania County, Va Deed Book 19, page 27-28″.  Pittsylvania Co, Va.  1814 Nov 15 Sherwood Gowin and Sophia Gowin Pittsylvania Va bk 19 27
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1815 Personal property tax lists 1813-1823. Pittsylvania Co, Va
List of James M. Williams
Richard Going – 1 tithe, 1 slave 12-16, 3 horses – List A
Sherod Going – 2 tithes, 2 slaves 12-16, 7 horses – List A

List of James Hart
John Goin & son (FN) 47, – 2 tithes, 2 horses – List B
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1815 March Ct – Richard Going v George Joyner 427} In Covenant Broken
Order Book 16, p 427. Pittsylvania Co, Va
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1815 March Ct – William Kennada, Betsy Kenneda, Polly Kenneda, Nancy Kenneda, and John Keneda heirs and legatees of Dian Keneda decd, Plaintiffs v Sophia Going and Sherod Going, Defts 442
Order Book 16, p 442. Pittsylvania Co, Va
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1816 Personal property tax lists 1813-1823. Pittsylvania Co, Va
John Going free Negro – 2 tithes, 2 horses – List A

List of James M. Williams
Sherwood Going – 3 tithes, 5 horses – List B
Richard Going – 1 tithe, 2 slaves over 16, 2 horses – List B
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1817 Personal property tax lists 1813-1823. Pittsylvania Co, Va
List of James Hart
John Going – 2 tithes, 3 horses – List A

List of James M. Williams
Sherwood Going – 2 tithes, 6 horses – List B
Richard Going – 1 tithe, 1 slave over 16, 1 horse – List B
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1817 Oct 11 Sethy Goins and William Linn – William Linn of Danville, Virginia to Sethy Goin alia Sethy Logan of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, land adj to Seeves Cox and Atkinson, containing 58 acres. Signed: William Linn. Wits: Thomas Stewart, Thos Rawlins, Wm Estes, S Binion. Proved up Aug 21, 1829. Pittsylvania Va bk 23 p338
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1818 Personal property tax lists 1813-1823. Pittsylvania Co, Va
John Going (fn) – 2 tithes, 3 horses – List A

List of James M. Williams
Sherwood Going – 1 tithe, 4 horses – List B
Peyton Going – 1 tithe, 1 horse – List B
Richard Going – 1 tithe, 2 slaves over 16, 2 horses – List B
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1819 Personal property tax lists 1813-1823. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Sherwood Going – 1 tithe, 3 horses – List A
Richard Going – 1 tithe, 2 slaves over 16, 1 horse – List A

List of James Hart
John Going FN – 3 tithes, 3 horses – List B
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1820 Personal property tax lists 1813-1823. Pittsylvania Co, Va
List of Leonard Claiborne
John Going FN & sons – 3 tithes, 2 horses – List A

Williams District
Peyton Going – 1 tithe – List B
Sherwood Going – 1 tithe, 3 horses – List B
Richard Going – 1 tithe, 1 slave over 16, 1 slave 12-16, 1 horse – List B
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1820 United States Federal Census
Name: Richard Going
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Pittsylvania, Virginia
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Slaves – Females – Under 14: 2
Slaves – Females – 14 thru 25: 1
Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons – Under 16: 5
Free White Persons – Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 7
Total Slaves: 3
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 10
1820 U S Census; Census Place: Pittsylvania, Virginia; Page: 49; NARA Roll: M33_140; Image: 90
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1820 United States Federal Census
Name: Peyton Going
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Pittsylvania, Virginia
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture: 1
Total Free White Persons: 2
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 2
1820 U S Census; Census Place: Pittsylvania, Virginia; Page: 60; NARA Roll: M33_140; Image: 113
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1820 United States Federal Census
Name: [Sherwood Going]
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Pittsylvania, Virginia
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 4
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 2
Slaves – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture: 4
Free White Persons – Under 16: 7
Free White Persons – Over 25: 3
Total Free White Persons: 10
Total Slaves: 1
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 11
1820 U S Census; Census Place: Pittsylvania, Virginia; Page: 60; NARA Roll: M33_140; Image: 113
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1820 United States Federal Census
Name: John Going
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Pittsylvania, Virginia
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free Colored Persons – Males – Under 14: 2
Free Colored Persons – Males – 14 thru 25: 4
Free Colored Persons – Males – 45 and over: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – Under 14: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – 14 thru 25: 2
Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture: 6
Total Free Colored Persons: 10
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 10
1820 U S Census; Census Place: Pittsylvania, Virginia; Page: 74; NARA Roll: M33_140; Image: 140
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1821 Personal property tax lists 1813-1823. Pittsylvania Co, Va
List of Thomas Williams
Sherod Going – 4 horses – List A
Sytha Going – 1 horse – List A

List of Leonard Claiborn
John Going FN & sons – 2 horses – List B
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1821 Nov 19 James D. Patton, Doctor C. Williams, and Holloway Pass, Commissioners appointed by the County Court of Pittsylvania on one part, and Thomas Stamps of Halifax County on the other part – Thomas Stamps purchases 200 acres in Pittsylvania County formerly owned by Sophia Going decd and bounded by John Hicks, Thomas Atkins, Sab? Cox, and Sherwood Going. Signed: James D Patton, D C Williams, Halloway Pass. Wits: John Ross, Robert Ross, William Linn. Pittsylvania Va bk 24 277
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1822 Personal property tax lists 1813-1823. Pittsylvania Co, Va
List of James Nance
John Going FN – 4 horses – List A

Sytha Going – 1 horse – List B
Sherwood Going – 3 horses – List B
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1823 Personal property tax lists 1813-1823. Pittsylvania Co, Va
List of Thomas Tunstall
Sytha Going – 1 horse – List A
Sherwood Going – 4 horses – List A

List of James Nance
John Going FN – 3 horses – List B
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1821 – 1824 Sherwood Going
Mixed Probate Records, Pittsylvania County, VA
Book 7, 1821-1824
Going, Sherwood – also spelled Gowin
Pittsylvania County, VA
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1823 Nov 18 Elizabeth Going widow of Sherrod Going decd of Pittsylvania County, Va., to William Dix Jr 73 acres being 1/3 of the land formerly owned by Sherrod Going containing 220 acres. Signed: Elizabeth Going. Wits: Jas M William, Jno Noble, Nath Wilson, Geo H Baskervill.
1824 Jan 22 Betw Doctor C Williams, Joseph Mottley, Josiah Dobbs, and Timmothy Stamps, commissioners appointed by County Court of Pittsylvania to sell lands of Sherwood Going decd. of one part, and William Dix Jr of the other part. Sherwood Going died seized of 200 acres of land subject to dower of Elizabeth Going the widow of said Sherwood Going decd. Land lying on both sides of Rattlesnake Creek and bounded by the State line, Dix’s line, Cox’s line, Lindsey’s line, Parrick’s line. Signed: D C Williams, Joseph Motley, Dabbs. Wit: Nath Wilson.  Pittsylvania Va bk 26 110-111
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HOWSON PATENT LITIGATION:

(NOTE: I wanted to add this here as I have wondered if Alexander Going’s land grant in 1768 in Fairfax Co, Va. had anything to do with the Howson patent litigation that was going on at the time. Several of the witnesses that the Alexander family produced spent a good bit of time trying to disparage the Going family’s patent for 1215 acres that they conveyed to Thomas and Todd. It seems as though they thought that maybe someone from the Going family may testify (maybe Alexander Going?). Rather than attacking the patent, they attacked the Going family. I think their attack backfired – much of the testimony they produced made it clear that the Alexander Family was aware of the Going patent from the beginning – at least starting in 1719 when it was conveyed to Thomas and Todd – and they did nothing about it for 40 plus years – no surveys done, no suits against the Going family, no suits against Thomas or Todd – they didn’t act on it until Thomas and Todd were dead, John Going had died in 1721, William Going had died in 1726, and the rest of the Going family had moved to North Carolina and South Carolina by the time this litigation had started). 

What was at stake? The following map is not exact (didn’t have my protractor out) so just an estimation based on the claims made. I have marked the map below with A, F, D, and E.  The dispute was about how the line went from the known point on the Southwest portion of the Alexander land.  Directly North leads to E. 6 degrees West leads to point D, 15 degrees West leads to point F. 17 degrees West leads to point A (letters in red).

A survey was done in 1741 showing the following land if the line went directly North (E). It showed that directly North that the Alexanders had 6562 acres of land. Their original Howson patent said it was supposed to be 6000 acres. The Alexanders were claiming that the line went 17 degrees west to point (A) – which would have given them at least another 4000+ acres of land (approximately). It would have taken a majority of the Carlyle land, all of the Chapman and Awbrey land (marked in yellow – this was the Thomas and Todd land they had purchased from Thomas Going, John Going, William Going and James Going), and it would have taken several other people’s land that they had held for over 40-50 years in many cases:

With line heading directly north – this gives the following acreage to the Alexander Family for the Howson pattent:

1) Mr Gerrard Alexander 2959 acres
2) John Alexander 1421 acres
3) Townshend Dade land 400 acres
4) Baldwin Dade land 400 acres
5) John Alexander and Hugh West 220 acres
6) Harry ? 200 acres
7) Cpt Phillip Alexander 500 acres
8) Holmes Island 302 acres
9) Pearson’s Island 160 acres

TOTAL Acres: 6562 acres with line going directly North to point (E) accounted for in below map – today’s estimates place the area at 8000 acres. They were attempting to add another 50-60% to their patent by having an “undefined” back line.

In 1771 Carlyle won his case and the court ejected Alexander from Carlyle’s land. They held that the survey should go to point E on the map above (directly North). Unfortunately, when looking up the Howson litigation involving the Alexander family, researchers always seem to claim the Alexander family “won” the cases. This could not be further from the truth. They lost the case. They ended up getting what they originally were granted – but they were attempting to almost double their land size by illegally seizing other people’s property and claiming their back line was “undefined” and allowed them to do so.

The Alexander family received the 6000 acre Howson patent in 1669 and never appeared to file a survey. They used this fact to claim the land description in their Deed actually extended beyond the actual plat, and were successful in several occasions in ejecting people from land they had owned, at times for decades.  This “undefined” back line allowed the Alexanders to act in a predatory way to swoop in and take land behind their back line whenever they wanted to extend their property holdings.

The first survey that eventually made its way into court was in 1741 where the options of a direct north back line, a 6 degree west back line, and a 15 degree west back line were drawn for the court. This survey was used in later court cases in 1771 involving John Carlysle, and in 1809-1814 case involving Parthenia Dade (an Alexander daughter who had married into the Dade family).

1771 case in Fairfax Co, Va:  AMINIDAL SEEKRIGHT (tenant of Carlysle) & JOHN CARLYSLE v. CHARLES ALEXANDER

(Facts of Case: John Carlysle had leased 800 acres of land on his property to Aminidal Seekright for 7 years on May 21, 1766. Aminidal Seekright then arrived at the 800 acre farm on May 23, 1766. Charles Alexander sent in one of his “employees”, a Mr. Timothy Dreadnaught to “by force of arms” remove Aminidal Seekright and eject him from the land. Charles Alexander was claiming the land was his. Aminidal Seekright resisted and remained on the land and brought suit. John Carlysle joined in the suit as it had to do with his property line).

Finding of Jury and Court against Charles Alexander:

The jury sworn to try the issue in this cause returned into Court and upon their oath say that the artificial bounds of Alexander’s land are from red C on Hunting Creek to black E, and thence to the mount of Wancopin branch at Black A, laid down in the surveyors plat returned in this cause and that the Defendant is guilty in manner and for as the Plaintiff against him hath complained and they do assess damages (crease in page cant read rest of line) … shilling besides his costs. Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the Deft his term yet to come of and in the messuage or a tenement and lands with the appurtenancy in the declaration mentioned together with his damages aforesaid in form aforesaid assessed, and his costs by him about his suit in this behalf expended. and the said Deft may be taken and whereupon the Plt pray the writ of our Lord the King to the Sheriff of the said County of Fairfax to be directed to cause him to have his possession of his term aforesaid yet to come and to him it is granted returnable here.

Unfortunately the Alexanders kept up their shennanigans and actually won a few cases, ejecting rightful owners from their land. In 1809 they attempted to do this to a family member – and the US Supreme Court eventually found against the Alexander family in an 1814 case with Chief Justice Marshall issuing the following opinion AGAINST the Alexander family’s claim that their patent extended west any degrees in their attempts to confiscate other people’s lands:

1814 Case – ALEXANDER v. PENDLETON

12 U.S. 462
8 Cranch 462
3 L.Ed. 624
ALEXANDER AND OTHER
v.
PENDLETON.
March 12, 1814

THIS was an appeal from the Circuit Court of the district of Columbia, sitting at Alexandria, as a Court of Equity.

The case, as stated by MARSHALL, Ch. J. in delivering the opinion of the Court, was as follows:

This suit was brought in the year 1806, in the Circuit Court for the county of Alexandria, for the purpose of quieting the title of Nathaniel Pendleton, the Plaintiff in that Court, to 83 acres of land contiguous to the town of Alexandria which have been in his possession, and in the possession of those under whom he claims, from the year 1732 to the present time.

Robert Alexander, being seized of a large tract, on part of which the town of Alexandria now stands, on the 17th of January in the year 1731-2, executed to Dade Massey, then about to intermarry with his daughter Parthenia Alexander, his bond in the penalty of 800l. with a condition that he would convey to his daughter Parthenia and her heirs, on demand, four hundred acres of land lying on Potomac, ‘beginning on the river side and from thence running to his back line, making a long square so as to have the same breadth on the river as on the back line.’

The marriage soon afterwards took effect, and she was put into possession of the land by the following bounds, that is to say: ‘Beginning at the mouth of Goings gut, on the river Potomac, and extending down the river so as to include four hundred acres of land between the river and the back line.’

The back line called for in the patent was a due north course; that by which Robert Alexander then held was north 6 west. Claims have been since successfully asserted which would vary the back line so as to run north 17 west. The Appellants insist that those who hold under Parthenia shall be compelled to extend to the back line, as now established, and proportionably to contract their line down the river, so that the parallelogram shall still comprize four hundred acres. Pendleton, who is a purchaser under Parthenia, insists on being limited on the west by the line north 6 west, which was the back line when the title of Parthenia accrued.

In the year 1735, Robert Alexander departed this life, having first made his last will in which he devised as follows: ‘Item, I give to my daughter Parthenia Massey four hundred acres in Prince William county, according to my bond. Item, I give to my daughter Sarah Alexander, four hundred acres joining Parthenia Massey, the same length on the back line and the same breadth on the river.’

Parthenia survived her husband, Dade Massey, and intermarried with Townshend Dade. Sarah intermarried with Baldwin Dade, and was put into possession of the land devised to her.

John and Gerard Alexander were the only sons of Robert, and were the co-devisees of the bulk of his estate. In April, 1740, John instituted a suit against Gerard for partition; and to this suit Townshend Dade and Parthenia, his wife, and Baldwin Dade and Sarah, his wife, were parties Defendants. A decree of partition was made, directing that the lands of the Dades also should be allotted to them to be held in severalty. Commissioners were appointed to execute this decree, with directions to report their proceedings to the Court.

Under this interlocutory decree the land was surveyed by Joseph Berry, and a division made. Four hundred acres were allotted to Townshend Dade and Parthenia, his wife, and the same quantity to Baldwin Dade and Sarah, his wife. This allotment was made on the idea that north 6 west was the true back line. But as the Alexanders intended to institute suits for the purpose of recovering lands lying west of the north 6 line, it was agreed between all the parties that the partition then made should not be conclusive, but should depend on the suits about to be instituted. In consequence, as is presumed, of this verbal agreement, the survey and proceedings under this interiocutory decree were not returned; and in May, 1741, the suit was dismissed agreed.

Townshend Dade and Parthenia, his wife, remained in quiet possession of the four hundred acres devised to Parthenia by her father, according to those boundaries which had been marked out on the idea that north 6 west was the true back line.

Sarah Dade died without issue; on which event her land was limited to her two brothers John and Gerard, who entered thereon and continued to hold it according to Berry’s survey.

John Carlyle claimed the land west of north 6 west; and, in April 1766, commenced an ejectment against Alexander, who appears to have recovered part of the land between north 6 and north 17 west in a previous ejectment against one of his tenants. In May, 1771, a verdict and judgment were rendered in his favor.

In the year 1774, Townshend Dade and Parthenia, his wife, instituted a suit against John Alexander for a title to the land mentioned in the bond of Robert Alexander. To this suit John Alexander filed his answer stating the death of Dade Massey leaving a son by Parthenia, her subsequent marriage with Townshend Dade, and the doubt who was entitled to the land, as the reasons for its not having been previously conveyed.

In the same year, Charles Alexander, son and heir of John, filed his answer in which he states the doubt respecting the back line, admits the north 6 west to be the present back line, and prays that, should a more western boundary be at any time established, he and his heirs might be at liberty to vary the boundaries of Parthenia’s land so as to conform to such future back line.

In 1776, a deed was executed by Charles Alexander to Parthenia Dade conveying 400 acres of land according to the bond of Robert Alexander. This deed specifies no boundaries and contains no stipulation respecting the future change of the back line. It would confirm the will of Robert Alexander, if that will wanted confirmation. In the year 1779, this suit was dismissed neither party appearing.

In May, 1778, Parthenia Dade conveyed this tract of land with no other description of the metes and bounds than was expressed in the bond and will of her father, to William Hartshorne, who took possession of the land and held it according to Berry’s survey, which makes north 6 west the back line.

William Hartshorne laid off the northern part of the tract from the river to north 6 west in twenty-three lots which he sold to various persons; and then, in May, 1779, conveyed the residue of the land, which incindes that in controversy, to William Harman, of Pennsylvania, by metes and bounds taking north 6 west to be the true back line.

In the year 1786, Mordecai Lewis, executor of William Harman, conveyed this land to Elisha Cullen Dick, who in 1796, conveyed eighty-three acres, the land now in dispute, to Henry Lee, who, in June, 1797, conveyed to Baldwin Dade, who, on the 29th day of December, in the year 1801, conveyed to Philip Fitzhugh, who, on the 18th of February, 1802, conveyed to Nathaniel Pendleton. In the same deed Fitzhugh conveys also to Pendleton three acres of land, other part of the tract of 400 acres, with notice that Charles Alexander claims north 17 west as the back line.

Previous to the conveyance from Baldwin Dade to Philip Fitzhugh, the said Dade had conveyed the land in controversy to Thomas Swan to secure a debt due to William Hodgson. Swan conveyed to William B. Page, in trust for Hodgson, who conveyed to Hodgson, who, in July, 1803, conveyed to Pendleton.

Soon after the decision in favor of Carlyle in May, 1771, Charles Alexander brought an ejectment for the same lands, and in 1790, a verdict was given in his favor, on which a judgment was rendered, which was affirmed on appeal in 1792. In 1796, Charles Alexander instituted a suit in the Court of Chancery in Virginia, for the purpose of altering the boundaries by which the land of Parthenia had theretofore been held, and of laying off that tract so as to extend it to north 17 west, thereby narrowing its breadth where it stretches towards the town of Alexandria, and giving it more length. To this suit, those under whom Pendleton claims, with others were made Defendants.

Charles Alexander, departed this life in the year 1806, and the suit has not been revived.

Nathaniel Pendleton being about to sell the land in controversy, tendered to Charles Alexander a deed for quieting the title; and, on his refusing to execute it, instituted a suit to compel him so to do. After the death of Charles Alexander this suit was brought against the Defendant, his widow and children.

In the Circuit Court a decree was rendered in favor of the Plaintiff, from which the Defendants have appealed to this Court.

The cause was argued last term, by SWAN and JONES, for the Appellants, and by E. I. LEE and C. LEE, for the Appellee.

SWANN, for the Appellant.

The only question is, whether the long possession according to metes and bounds, gives a good title notwithstanding the claim of Alexander to carry his back line so as to run north 17 degrees west; instead of north 6 degrees west.

The bond to convey to Parthenia in 1731-2, calls simply for the back line; R. Alexander’s will in 1735, devises the land to her by the same description; and the deed of confirmation from Charles Alexander in 1776, still rofers to the back line. Whatever should be the back line of Alexander’s tract, was to be the western houndary of Parthenia’s 400 acres. In 1740 a suit was instituted for partition, in which Parthenia was a party. A survey and partition was made, but was not acted upon by the Court, because the parties all understood that the back line was unsettled, and the partition then made was agreed to be temperary, and to be reformed if the back line should be carried farther to the westward than north 6 degrees west. This agreement, although verbal, was binding on Parthenia, at least so far as to prevent her possession from being considered as adversary to Alexander as to that part of the land which might be taken away upon settling the back line.

There was therefore no adverse possession until 1778, when Parthenia sold to Hartshorne. From 1778 to 1796, when C. Alexander instituted his suit in the Court of Chancery in Virginia, to after the boundaries of the tract, there had not been 20 years of adverse possession. If Pendleton had looked back to his title he would have found that it was never conveyed by metes and bounds, prior to 1778, and that the question of boundary was still unsettled. He purchased while that suit was pending, and therefore must be presumed to have had notice of the claim.

E. I. LEE and C. LEE, contra.

This case is not affected by the question, which was the true back line of Alexander’s land. Neither Parthenia nor those claiming under her, were parties to any suit in which that question was litigated, and cannot therefore be bound by any decision on that point. At the date of the bond, and of Robert Alexander’s devise to Parthenia, he held only to the line north 6 west. The conveyance is to be taken most strongly against the grantor. In 1776, when C. Alexander made the deed to Parthenia, he held only to the same line, and it had been at that time established as his back line by a judgment in the year 1771.

If there were sufficient evidence of a parol agreement, it could be only an agreement to re-convey the land, if the back line should be settled further to the westward. Being a parol agreement to convey land, it would have been void by the statute of frauds.

If Pendleton had notice of the pendency of C. Alexander’s suit in chancery to alter the boundaries, yet that suit was afterwards discontinued, and there is no evidence that Hartshorne, or those claiming under him, had notice of the claim until after they had made their purchases. Pendleton holds their rights, and can protect himself by their want of notice.

JONES, in reply.

There was nothing in the title to deceive purchasers. There was sufficient evidence on the face of the deed to show that the possession was temporary. They all refer to the back line of Howsen’s patent; and every purchaser would necessarily enquire where that line was. Upon the enquiry he would find either that the line was in dispute and unsettled, or that it had been settled at north 17 degrees west.

The agreement was merely evidence of the nature of the possession, and was no more affected, in this respect, by the statute of frauds, than would be a simple declaration of the tenant, that he held not adversely to, but under, R. Alexander.

If the title is to be quieted, it must be upon the principle that long possession by certain metes and bounds, induces a presumption that some deed had been made conformable to the possession. But such a presumption is rebutted by the agreement.

March 12th.

MARSHALL, Ch. J. after stating the case, delivered the opinion of the Court as follows:

‘The being an application to restrain a person from the assertion of title in the ordinary course of judicial proceedings, the prayer of the bill ought not to be granted in a doubtful case; but if the case be a clear one, the interposition of equity is allowable; and the situation of the lend adjoining a growing city, the number of persons who are consequently interested in the settlement of the question, and the numerous titles which depend on it, give it peculiar claims to the attention of the Court.

By the laws which govern this case, a possession of thirty years under some circumstances, and of fifty years, under any, constitutes a title against all the world. The Appellee claiming under a possession perhaps from the year 1732, certainly from the year 1741, has a complete title, unless something can be alleged by the Plaintiffs in error which shall deprive him of the advantages of that possession.

It is urged that the contract of 1741, between the Alexander’s and the Dade’s, made the latter trustees for the former with respect to that portion of the land included in Berry’s survey, which they had agreed to surrender in the event of establishing a more western back line. And that, therefore, in computing time, we must commence with the sale from Parthenia Dade to William Hartshorne, in May, 1778.

Had the land continued in possession of Parthenia Dade and her heirs, the question whether this contract was of unlimited duration, or contemplated some particular suit then intended to be brought, would merit consideration. But as the contract does not appear on the title papers, but was verbal, a purchaser for a valuable consideration could not be affected by it unless he was a purchaser with notice. Finding Parthenia Dade in the quiet and undisturbed possession of four hundred acres of land, forming a parallellogram, limited on the west by the line north 6 west, he had a right to consider that line as established, so far as respected the land of Parthenia. He was not bound to know that a private parol agreement existed, which would control the possession. This trust therefore no more passed with the land to Hartshorne, than would any other secret trust of which he had no knowledge.

The various suits which have been instituted by, and against the ancestors of the Appellants cannot affect this cause, A suit not prosecuted to a decree or judgment is not constructive notice to a person not a pendente lite purchaser; and were the law otherwise, those suits, until that instituted in 1796, would convey no notice of the private agreement made in 1741. A knowledge of the suits therefore would not imply a knowledge of the trust; and possession for fifty years, though with knowledge of a better title, if adversary, constitutes a good defence against that title.

In 1796, Charles Alexander instituted a suit against sundry persons claiming the land in controversy for the purpose of altering the boundaries which had been held by Parthenia, and those claiming under her, from the year 1732, and which had been surveyed under an interlocutory decree made by the Court of Chancery, in the year 1741. In defending themseives against this claim, the purchasers of the land had a right to unite the possession of Parthenia Dade to their possession, without being affected by a secret trust of which they had no notice. If upon the trial of that suit a possession of fifty years could not have been established, and if the Court should have been of opinion that this was not a case in which an adversary possession of thirty years would have constituted a bar, the merits of the title would have been necessarily investigated. But if Charles Alexander had permitted that suit to be dismissed, and had filed a new bill, he would not have been at liberty, in the computation of time, to avail himself of the pendency of the former suit, unless he could have connected the two suits together. The law is the same where a suit terminates by abatement and is not revived, such a suit takes no time out of the act of limitations. The title of Pendleton therefore has from that act all the benefit which can be derived from a possession from the year 1741, when a possession ostensibly adversary by metes and bounds unquestionably commenced, to the institution of this suit in the year 1806. The deduction which the laws of Virginia make from all computations of time in consequence of the war of the revolution, will not be sufficient to take this case out of the act of limitations. The Appellees title, being secured by a possession of more than fifty years, is unquestionably good, and it is proper that the doubts which hang over it, should be removed. There is no error in the proceedings of the Circuit Court and the decree is affirmed.

The 1809-1814 case file can be found here: http://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/case_detail.asp?CFN=013-1811-021 (Link to Library of Virginia – Chancery Court: Pendleton v. Alexander case of 1811 – depositions were transferred into this case from 1767 depos:
(p. 1-18: Petition, Answer, and costs sheet on 1809 case).
(p. 19-35: Additional Answers filed by Charles Alexander and wife Francis Alexander).
(p. 57-79: Various depositions taken in 1767 re case and land)
(p. 79-82: Charles Griffith’s deposition on May 8, 1767 is page 79 through 82 of link);
(p. 87: David Thomas’ depo on April 9, 1768 re Thomas Going)
(p. 94-96: Indenture of Parthenia Dade – daughter of Alexander – for land in dispute – describes one landmark as “Goings Gut” in description).
(p. 97-104: Indenture in 1771 Mouth of Goings Gut landmark in sale of property by Dade)
(p. 110-113: Lee Massey depo in Alexander case, depo taken in 1809 mentions Going Gut)
(p. 121-122: 1748 Act creating City of Alexandria – starts with sixty acres of land).
(p. 163-164: 1809 survey mentioning Going’s Gut).
(p. 176: 1767 Carlyle v Alexander case with judgment in 1771) – Admiral Seekright against Charles Alexander
(p. 178-185: Petition describing dispute in 1809 case description of allegations, Goings Gut again referenced).
(p. 187-189: 1776/77 Lee Massey release regarding the disputed land)
(p. 198-203: 1767 Pleadings in case against Charles Alexander and minutes of court and motion)
(p. 205-210: 1810 interrogatories and answers of George Griffin).
(p. 214-216: John Alexander’s questions and answers to depo Qs in 1809).
(p. 223-225: Record of case in 1771 and judgment against Charles Alexander).
(p. 226-227: Deed of Charles Alexander in 1778 re land with Prothenia Dade (Robert Alexander’s daughter)
(p. 228-229: Dick deed in 1790 re land).
(p. 230-233: 1790 and 1809 deeds re land in dispute).
(p. 234-237: Alexander case drawings of surveys done).

1767 May 8 – Deposition of Charles Griffith aged 70 years p. 281-287. (1771 Howson Patent litigation, Carlysle v. Alexander)
Charles Griffith depo, aged 70 or thereabouts
… of Loudoun County, formerly of Stafford now called Fairfax County … between John Carlyle Plaintiff and Charles Alexander Deft, May 8, 1767 – sworn for the Defendant Charles Alexander …
… saith that about 43 years ago he was overseer for one Phillip Noland and that Majr Robert Alexander grandfather to the present Charles Alexander came up from Boyeshole and called in at the said Nolands House when a conversation relative to the said Alexander’s land happened and the said Noland then told Alexander that one Robertson the Goings and several others had surveyed and taken up land within his great pattent, upon which the said Alexander seeming angry swore he would make them suffer and let them know his land run a great way further out than they imagined,
… he this deponent further saith that when Noland told Majr. Robert Alexander that the Goings were taking up and surveying his the said Alexanders land he the said Alexander replied to the said Noland that he had a great mind to turn the molatto rascals (who were then his tenants) of his land – and that he would (when he had a little time) survey his land and shew them how his land run … (NOTE: So Charles Alexander has a witness testify that the Alexander family knew about this for 43 years and did nothing!! Sounds like a lie – and also sounds like a lie that is an admission by the Alexanders that they did nothing because they knew this wasn’t their land).
… he this deponent further saith that about the latter end of the same year the aforesaid Noland and one Francis Awbrey had conversation about the said Alexanders land and he the said Noland then told the said Awbrey that he did realy believe that there was no vacant land thereabouts for that all the land from Great Hunting Creek quite up to Berchen tract of land was included in Alexanders great pattent and that he the said Noland never understood that there was any vacant land thereabouts for if there had been any it would certainly have been taken up before his the said Awbrey’s time
… he this Deponent further saith that about 42 years ago old Hugh West and he rode up to the inhabitants a little below the Lower Falls of Potomack and in this journey over Four Mie Run at the upper horse path they called in at a tenant on the side of a hill which the said West told him this Deponent was the land of Majr Robert Alexander and the said West who was then a Sheriff for Stafford or at least acted as one had precept to serve on the said tenant who the said West told him this Deponent was a tenant to Majr Robert Alexander grandfather to the present Defendant
… he this deponent further saith that the said West went privately ot the the said house which was then entirely surrounded with trees except about three or four thousand corn holes that were cleared round the house which house is now down but stood as this deponent thinks very near the spot of ground shewn by Owen Morris and from this deponent to George West the surveyor
…he this deponent further said that from that house the said old West and he took a horse path North Westerly which went by the place John Alexander Junr now lives and from thence along a path near the said Robert Alexanders back line as he the said Hugh West told him this deponent over several Branches to the said inhabitants a little below the lower Falls of Potomack
… and this deponent saith that as he and Mr West rode along, he this deponent asked the said West if there was any vacant land thereabouts to which the said West replied there ws not any from Great Hunting along Harris’s line quite up to Brecken – as he the said West thought about this line the said West and he were crossing a branch which Branch the said West said was Brichins Branch and the said West then told him this Deponent that Majr Robert Alexanders and Brichins lines run into eachother as he the said West understood
… and that the said Deponent saith that old Mr West told him that from that place the said Robert Alexander’s land run down to the river to the Island called Mason’s Island
… this Deponent further saith that on their return they came down on the said Alexander’s river side tenants to Four Mile Run at the lowermost horse ford from which place they rode up four mile run by a mill to a house where one old Chubb and Lilliard lived at which place old Hugh West had some business
… he this Deponent further saith that West told him that the said house was on Majr Robert Alexander’s land which said house this Deponent saith was at or very near the place shewn by him John Summen and Charritee Noeson to George West the Surveyor.
… he this Deponent further saith that on his and Wests return from where Chubb and Lilliard lived as they were crossing the lower ford of Four Mile Run by the Fishing Stops he this Deponent asked how far Alexanders land run up the said Four Mile Run to which Mr West replied that he thought it was very near a mile up Four Mile Run to Majr Robert Alexanders back line grandfather to the present Defendant
… he this Deponent further saith that he well remembers that one old Colter and one Ballenger told him that from the Lower ford up Four Mile Run to Alexanders backline was near a mile.
… he this Deponent further saith that about forty three years ago he was in company with one Stephen Gray’s widow and one William Parker which Parker told him he was son to the said Widow and they told him that Stephen Gray had taken up a tract of land almost joining Majr Robert Alexander’s land was near against the end of Mason’s Island.
… and this Deponent further saith old Colo Mason father to the present one John Straughan, Richard Wheeler, Thomas Chapman, Peter Guin, John Musgrove and several other old standards whose names he does not at present recollect told him this deponent that the beginning of Alexanders land was opposite the said Mason’s Island formerly called My Lords Island upon the mouth of a Branch and that from that Branch it run into the woods two miles and better.
… he this Deponent further saith that old Peter Guin, Noland, John Musgrove and James Ball advised him particularly not to take up or concern with the land there abouts (which this Deponent wanted to do) for that all the land from Great Hunting Creek six or seven miles up a straight line quite to Brichins Branch was all included in Alexanders, Brichins, and Masons pattent. This Brichin as this Deponent things was a clergyman.
… he this Deponent further saith that he well remembers he was at a race in the same year where the Goings were who then had running horses and that the old people were talking about the Goings taking up Alexanders land and selling it to Thomas and Todd which land the old people then said was in Alexanders back line or at least the greatest part he well remembers that at the same time the old people said that as soon as Alexander should make a survey they would find it was in Alexanders land and that they would lose the greatest part of it.
… At the same time this Deponent saith the people was laughing and said if it were not for the Alexander’s land the Goings had sold to Thomas and Todd they said Goings would not be so lavish of their money of which they seemed to have a great plenty at that time.
… Being asked by the Pltf at what time it was that he rode with Mr Hugh West when he was Deputy Sheriff says that it was in the year 1726 or 1727 as well he remembers and then he was well acquainted with the neighborhood about Four Mile Run, and had been so about three years before that time. And hath constantly lived about Occoquan ever since, but never knew anything of the settlement made by Doctor Dunghill.
… This Deponent says that about the year 1743 he purchased three beeves of Thomas Whitford who then lived on Four Mile Run but he does not remember particularly where abouts his house stood either on the upper side of the run or the lower side but thinks it was on the upper side.
… he says soon after purchasing these Beeves Whitford came down to Belvois to cut stone and in conversation told this deponent he was afraid he should loose his land but this deponent understood or suspected it was for debt.
… the Deponent says that he knows nothing of the bounds of Alexanders land himself only as he has been told and further saith not.
Charles Griffith
Fairfax County May the 8th 1767.
This Deposition was taken and sworn to in the presence of the Plaintiff and the Defendants attorney before.
John West..
Wm Eayner..
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSK4-D993-L?i=125&cat=193246
(Shows the Goings, including James, lived near John Straughan – who took in 10 yr old orphaned William Gowen as an apprentice in 1737 – possible family relationship?).
http://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/case_detail.asp?CFN=013-1811-021 (Link to Library of Virginia – Chancery Court: Pendleton v. Alexander case of 1811 – depositions were transferred into this case from 1767 depos:
(p. 1-18: Petition, Answer, and costs sheet on 1809 case).
(p. 19-35: Additional Answers filed by Charles Alexander and wife Francis Alexander).
(p. 57-79: Various depositions taken in 1767 re case and land)
(p. 79-82: Charles Griffith’s deposition on May 8, 1767 is page 79 through 82 of link);
(p. 87: David Thomas’ depo on April 9, 1768 re Thomas Going)
(p. 94-96: Indenture of Parthenia Dade – daughter of Alexander – for land in dispute – describes one landmark as “Goings Gut” in description).
(p. 97-104: Indenture in 1771 Mouth of Goings Gut landmark in sale of property by Dade)
(p. 110-113: Lee Massey depo in Alexander case, depo taken in 1809 mentions Going Gut)
(p. 121-122: 1748 Act creating City of Alexandria – starts with sixty acres of land).
(p. 163-164: 1809 survey mentioning Going’s Gut).
(p. 176: 1767 Carlyle v Alexander case with judgment in 1771) – Admiral Seekright against Charles Alexander
(p. 178-185: Petition describing dispute in 1809 case description of allegations, Goings Gut again referenced).
(p. 187-189: 1776/77 Lee Massey release regarding the disputed land)
(p. 198-203: 1767 Pleadings in case against Charles Alexander and minutes of court and motion)
(p. 205-210: 1810 interrogatories and answers of George Griffin).
(p. 214-216: John Alexander’s questions and answers to depo Qs in 1809).
(p. 223-225: Record of case in 1771 and judgment against Charles Alexander).
(p. 226-227: Deed of Charles Alexander in 1778 re land with Prothenia Dade (Robert Alexander’s daughter)
(p. 228-229: Dick deed in 1790 re land).
(p. 230-233: 1790 and 1809 deeds re land in dispute).
(p. 234-237: Alexander case drawings of surveys done).
Background of case (from what the Plaintiff’s pleadings indicate):
The Alexander family had received a 6000 acre plot of land from Theodorick Bland in
In 1748 an Act was passed to create the city of Alexandria – starting with 60 acres of land. The city was a success. As it grew, the land around it became more valuable.
Charles Alexander inherited much of the rest of the land back in 1735.
In 1735 Robert Alexander died. He had a 6000 acre tract in the area. He left 400 acres of this land to his daughter Porthenia Alexander, who later married Dade and then Massey.
Around 1766, Charles Alexander tried to rent to tenants on parts of the land that were outside the bounds of the tract. Admiral Seekright/Carlyle filed suit against Charles Alexander and received a judgment against him to eject Charles Alexander’s tenants (and him as well) who were illegally on Admiral Seekright’s land, and established where Alexander’s line should be. The judgment also included damages against Charles Alexander of one shilling, plus costs of 50L.121, plus 15,372 lbs of tobacco. Charles Alexander was attempting to claim land beyond the bounds of the plat, and claiming that land belonged to him. John Carlyle also won his case against Charles Alexander, establishing a “line” where the Alexander land ended.
In what appears to be a legal maneuver to overturn the prior cases against him (and gain access to land beyond his line), Charles Alexander then filed multiple other suits of ejectment in other courts against other tenants who were actually clearly on his land. In these other suits, it appears these courts in 1786 did not know of the prior cases establishing the line, and they went along with what Charles Alexander said his line should be (which was beyond the line that the courts in 1771 said his land should be).
Porthenia Alexander never received a deed for her inheritance of 400 acres. Her mother, Sarah, had a “life estate” on the 400 acres until she passed away. When she did pass away, Porthenia asked for her deed to her inheritance. Charles Alexander, the heir at law to the estate, did not want to give her one. When he finally did, he gave her a deed to land that was beyond the line of the tract – Charles Alexander claimed this was part of the estate. Porthenia filed suit to get land that was actually on the estate.
The part of the case involving Thomas Gowing’s land involved the land he had sold to Evan Thomas and Todd. Since the Gowing’s purchased the land around 1710, and sold it to Thomas and Todd in 1719, and then Thomas and Todd lived there for a time after, part of the claim appears to be that of “adverse possession” – that the Alexanders never claimed this land as theirs until after Alexandria became successful and the land became more valuable. Charles Alexander tried to produce witnesses to say that Robert Alexander was indeed running tenants on the said land, and that Gowing, Thomas, Todd, and others knew it. Charles Alexander seems to be arguing that even if his plat did not run to the area in dispute, that he ran tenants on that land for such a long time, and that everyone knew it, so therefore he is the owner by adverse possession.
The jury found against Charles Alexander – they heard the evidence, and must not have believed those witnesses that were saying that the Alexander family openly showing ownership of the land in dispute. From the evidence, it appears just the opposite. Others had lived on the disputed lands since 1710 or before, and continued to do so up until the 1760’s – when Charles Alexander decided to make a move on land outside the bounds of his tract.

1767 June 20 – Deposition of Michael Reagan p. 242. (1771 Howson Patent litigation, Carlysle v. Alexander)
…this Deponent says he was told by Thomas and Todd and on Peter Guinn that the land belonged to them all three and this Deponent further saith that he allways undertood that the widow Thomas intermarried with one Rigbey and further saith not.
Michael Reagan
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSK4-D99Q-6?i=107&cat=193246

1768 Apr 9 – (1771 Howson Patent litigation, Carlysle v. Alexander) – deposition of David Thomas aged 70 odd p. 299-301:  The deposition of David Thomas aged seventy odd taken in an ejectment depending in the county court of Fairfax between John Carlyle Gent Plt and Charles Alexander Deft.
He this depont being sworn for the Deft says that John Lilliard lived westward of the mouth of long branch that empties itself into four mile run near Chubb Mill and that he settled that place about forty odd years ago. He further says that Lilliard told him that when he did pay rent he was to pay it to Majr. Robert Alexander grandfather to the present Charles Alexander for the house and plantation he held westward of the mouth of long branch aforesaid.
The deponent further says that there was a house on the side of a hill to the westward of Lilliards tenement in which house one Vines lived forty odd years ago. The deponent says that Lilliards tenement and Vines’s were settled seven or eight years before Evan Thomas’ family settled on four mile run the deponent says that one John Wildonon came over from Maryland about forty five or six years ago with an intention of taking up land and he remembers that one old Benjamin Talbert used to be often at captain Simon Pearsons about the time that Wildonon came over to take up land.
The deponent says that he heard the said Pearson tell one Going that he had been taking up land which he thought had been taken up before, the said Thomas Going having first told Pearson that he the said Going had been taking up land. The deponent further says that Evan Thomas’s family’s plantation and Vines’s plantation were different plantations and were some distance apart. The deponent being asked by the Plt whether he knew that the land Going had been taking up was in that neighborhood answers he does not know.
Being asked further by the Plt whether Lilliard paid rent to Robert Alexander says he does not know for that Lilliard run away a year or two after he had settled on the aforesaid plantation. He further says that Thomas’s family were not interrupted as he knows of after their settlement on four mile run and that he understood by the said family’s conversation that they pretended to hold as far as the long branch. The deponent further says that he knows nothing about Lilliards paying rent to Robert Alexander, only what Lilliard himself told this deponent about the affair and further saith not.
David Thomas
This witness attended two days; Fairfax Sct; This deposition was taken in the presence of the parties this 9th April 1768 certified under our hands. ; John West and Wm. Adams. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSK4-D993-S?i=134&cat=193246

1768 Apr 9 – (1771 Howson Patent litigation, Carlysle v. Alexander) Deposition of Benjamin Talbert aged 65 p. 303-310
… about 46-47 years ago he and one John Wilcoxon came over into Virginia and that the said Wilcoxon came over with an intetion of taking up land on the River and he applied to Capt Sion Pearson to shew him the back line of Robert Alexanders land grandfather to the present Defendant …
… at the same time towit about 46-47 years ago the said Pearson carried Wilcoxon and this Deponent to a hicory tree on Hunting Creek and told them that said Hiccory Tree was a corner tree of the said Alexanders land …
… they came opposite to the place where James Green lives ….
… Pearson told them that from the said white oak the line run to the Wankapin Branch …
… the aforesaid back line belonged to one William Strutfield … the said Strutfield had run a small part of his land inside of Alexanders land …
… about a year before Pearson shewed the aforesaid back line one Francis Ballenger who is now dead was with this deponent looking for their horses and they came across a line tree and afterwards one or two more all standing on the same line … Ballenger told them that the said line was the back line of Alexanders land … the said line ran over Brichins Branch to a corner tree …
… he further says that one James Going and Gabriel Adams came out as Pearson was shewing Willcoxon and told him the said back line and he remembers that Going at the same time agreed that Robert Alexander held to the back line which Pearson was showing …
… some were of opinion that Alexander would be allowed to hold to the said line and others were not as it gave Alexander more land than his papers mentioned
… he says that Tom Going confessed that Robert Alexander held to the said line but he was opinion that he would not be allowed to hold ore than his papers mentioned …
… says that James Going told Pearson of it had not been for the speeches and Pearson and some of the neighbors concerning the back line of Alexander they would not have sold their rights … this conversation happened some years after Pearson shewed …
… the deponent says that when the conversation happened between Pearson and GoingPearson told Going there was a difference between taking up and purchasing and Going told Pearson that if he had known as much before as he did now he would not have sold his right ….
… the deponent says he went to Thomas Going the day after Gray and he had been looking for the said bound tree which bound tree the Deponent says Gray and he could not find and upon his describing the place where they had looked for the said bound tree Going told him he had come damnable near to it and that he was surprised Gran and he did not find it and that if Gray would give him a Black Horse he possessed he would shew him the said bound tree which bound tree the deponent says the said Going told him this deponent stood above Brickens Branch …
… The Deponent says he told Thomas Going he was apprehensive the said bound tree was down and Going told him that it was not for that he had see the said bound tree above Brichens Branch about 10 days before and had his hand on it …
… about 30 large odd years ago … some marked trees that were on the line … by Mr George West Surveyor … he asked a man who lived over the Branch in the Old Fields near Chubb Mill … and the man answered that the Awbreys had been runing land a day or two … he further saith that Tom Going the day after Gray and this Deponent had been looking for the said corner told him he could find it the Darkest night that was, he further saith that the man who lived in the old field told him that he supposed the Awbreys had been marking the trees …
… he further saith that he has lived in the neighborhood about 8 years but has been acquainted in the neighborhood 50 odd years and lived about a mile and a half from the disputed land on the Maryland side and opposite to the land of the Alexanders…
… he frequently came over from Maryland to Virginia …
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSK4-D993-6?i=136&cat=193246

1768 June 11 – (1771 Howson Patent litigation, Carlysle v. Alexander) Deposition of Benjamin Sebastian aged 62 p. 314-328
… in the year 1731 he was imployed by Majr Robert Alexander grandfather to the Defendant to live in his Island as his overseer being the Island now held by Mr Phillip Alexander and this deponent lived there that year and was also imployd by the said Robert to receive his rents which the deponent did as far as lay in his power agreeable to a list delivered him by said Robert the names of the tenants being Judith Ballenger, James Going, Sarah Young, Sarah Amos below Four Mile Creek and Edward Chubb, Richard Middleton, William Boylstone, John Straughan, Adam Straughan, Edward Earpe and Richard Wheeler above the said creek where were all the tenants then living on the said Alexanders tract of land the bounds of which is now in dispute …
… as well as this deponent can remember that there was not at that time one tenant or house to the westward of the North line run on this survey except one small logd house side to be built by one John Lilliard who wa son-in-law to Chubb and before that time had lived with the said Chubb as this deponent understood by the neighbours …
… Deponent knows not where this deponent lived the year following with John Staughan and the year after that this deponent became a tenant to Alexander on promise of a lease which this deponent never got from said Alexander in his life, but after his death got a lease from Gerrard Alexander son to the said Robert to whom that part of the said land was divised by virtue of which lease this deponent now holds the plantations and lived thereon and in the neighborhood near 38 years …
… deponent never knew any of them to have any tenants on the west side of the North line run by the surveyor on this survey till one Robert Mills became a tenant to Gerrard Alexander tome time after the recovery made in the General Court by John and Gerrard Alexander agt Nathaniel Chapman, Awbrey and others and the land so least to Mills lay some part within the North line but the greatest part of it to the westward of that line …
… the deponent says that when John and Gerrard Alexander brought the first ejectment against Champan, Awbrey, etc, in the General Court they imployed John Mercer to prosecute the same as the informed this Deponent and this deponent served the ejectment on the person in possession among whom was one Mark Thomas overseer for Chapman …
… but when Mercer understood that Chapman was concerned he informed the Plaintiffs in that suit that he could not prosecute it against Chapman as he had been long retained or concerned in all said Chapmans business whereupon they rather than contend with Chapman or give up the said Mercer to plead the cause against them they agreed and gave Chapman their bond to reconvey to him whatever land they should take from him by their recovery in that suit all which was agreed to by Chapman and Mercer and Chapman declined making and defence as the said John and Gerrard Alexander informed this deponent and they recovered judgment in that suit against the several Defendants … for which Chapman was greatly complained of by some of the other Defendants who depended greatly on his management in the cause ….
… the Deponent says that ssometime in the Spring of the year 1733 Evan Thomas and his son William Thomas and one William McHoney came to Four Mile Run and settled and began to make a plantation on the North side of the said run and on the west side of the lower long branch and build one small logg’d house at which time there was not any other house on the land now claimed by the Plaintiff … except the small house said to be built by Lilliard as afsd that Evan Thomas soon after died and his widow removed up & maryed one Hugh Rigbey a shoe maker who after they built other houses made use of the logd house for a shop and continued to live there for several years …
… and this deponent never understood they or any of them were lookd upon themselves as tenants to the Alexanders but on the contrary has heard the said Evan Thomas in his lifetime say that Alexander had not any title to go further westward than the north line …
… Thomas had taken up his land jointly with one John Todd who survived him and it was never divided as this deponent heard of…
… some time in the year 1741 John and Gerrard Alexander, Philip Alexander of Stafford County, Bauldwin Dade and Townshend Dade were about to divide the said land agreeable to the will of Robert Alexander decd and got one Joseph Berry a surveyor to divide it …
… this deponent was with them and carried the chain … they run from Hunting Creek N 6 to divide by Gerrard Alexander and John Straughan marked a line after the surveyor did not run out the full number of poles because he did not run so far as the surveyor did on the present survey and it was agreed that the division then made should not be binding or conclusive of their back or north line exept the part of Phillip Alexander which lay off all within the due north line …
… he further saith that Gerrard Alexander in the year 1743 being a divised that his land was intailed resolved to try if he could dock the initial and procured a writ for that purpose and imployed on Robert Boggess to manage the matter for him and gave him a double loon as he Alexander informed this deponent …
… the day before the writ was executed John Alexander came up from Stafford and joined in the matter to have the intail of both their lands docked … (continues on pg 319) …
… the deponent being interogated as to Robert Boggess’s character says he thinks he is a bad man and is confirmed in his opinion by Boggess’s behaviour in a dispute between him and this deponent about four or five years ago when the said Boggess upon oath denyed many fees which this deponent had charged him with denying at the same time that there ever were such suits when the records and proceedings in those suits clearly manifested the contrary and the said Boggess then proved articles or charges in account against this Deponent which were disproved by a disinterested evidence so that this deponent thinks the said Boggess forsworn himself in many different instances in that settlement and this deponent thinks the referees who settled that account will also prove it …
… the deponent remembers there was a difference between Majr Robert Alexander in his lifetime and James Robertson account of Alexanders holding or pretending to hold three or four thousand acres of land more than his pattent specified which Robertson looking upon to be surplus land gave Alexander notice to enter it or he Robertson would do it as this Deponent was informed by Majr Alexander in his lifetime by his son John and by John Straughan who had lived long on the land as a tenant …
… but when Robertson found that Howsons pattent which Alexander claimed did not include all the land which Alexander pretended to claim he Robertson entered and took up part of it as was and Evan Thomas and John Todd had taken up part of it before and Francis Awbrey took almose all the residue being along Alexanders north line as near as they could which land so taken up by Thomas and Todd is now claimed by the Plaintiff and the said Thomas or Todd or those claiming under them hath always been in actual possession of it from the year 1733 to this time except the part recovered in the ejectment of Alexanders against Chapman, Awbrey, and others that James Robertson had run a small distance within Alexanders north line and took in about 30 acres of Alexanders land and sold one hundred and ninety five acres out of this tract to Capt Simon Pearson who devised it to his daughter Susanna who intermarried with John Alexander the Defendant’s father, who finding out that part of it lay within the north line of Howsons pattent sued Robertson in the General Court and recovered damages about L15 for so much of land as lay within the north line and did not eve pretend to ask damages for any more altho the whole 195 acres lay within the North 6 degrees west line by which the Alexanders divided …
(Continues on with evidence doubting the line extending to 17 degrees which is what the Alexanders claimed from pg 324-328)
… 20 odd years ago Ferdenando Oneal in a conversation with this deponent confessed that he was convicted for perjury and transported for that offence into this country …
… Deponent is very much surprised that Benjamin Talbot should know or pretend to know so much of the lands … as this deponent who has lived so long upon the land never heard of him till within this 3 or 4 years and never remembers to have seen him in his life to know him from any other man …
… the deponent says the entry made by Gerrard Alexander was after his suit brought against Awbrey …
.. he served the ejectment mentioned in the former part of his deposition on one Joseph Dorsey who lived below Four Mile Run upon the plantation now occupied by one Reedy and that the ejectment was also served upon several other persons who resided on the lands in this dispute & understood by serving that ejectment that ejectment that the Alexanders claied to the north 17degree west line that about 10 years ago this deponent made an entry in the proprietors office for 400 acres of land between the north 17degree west line of Alexander and the lines Robertson and Col Mason who claims Owsley’s pattent and having let the said Entry lye so long in the office this deponent was obliged in the month of Sept 1766 to renew it and obained a warrant and in July last he sold it to James Muir in trust for Robert Adam and John Carlyle the present plaintiff by assigning over his right of the said warrant …
… Straughan has often told this deponent that he thought that Alexander had not any right to go so far to the westward as their pattent did called for a north course …
… he further says that he understood that Awbrey who claimed Strutfields pattent by purchase was never interrupted till about one year ago by Col George Mason since he surveyed Owsley pattent under which he claims the deponent says that the surveyor in running the north 2degree west line from a hicory bush on Hunting Creek was to the westward of th marked trees and so angled them …
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSK4-D993-9?i=142&cat=193246

Deposition re: Alexander land:

The deposition of Charles Griffith taken in 1767 was used in at least 2 cases involving the land that the Going family had owned.  In the deposition, Charles Griffith is testifying on behalf of Charles Alexander – the defendant in the case.  Charles Alexander is a party to the case, and is trying to get evidence before the court that land he had placed tenants on in the 1760s was his land.  The people that actually owned the land thought differently, and brought suits against him to eject him from the land.

Charles Griffith was trying to undermine the Going’s original survey in 1710 and imply they took land that belonged to the Alexander family back in 1710, and in selling the land to Todd and Thomas (the buyers of the land from the Going family) that they sold land they did not own to Todd and Thomas who purchased the land from the Going family.  Charles Griffith stated that when Robert Alexander found out the Going family had been doing surveys on the back line of Alexander’s property, that Robert Alexander called them “mulatto rascals”, and that he would make them suffer.

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Gowen Manuscript INFO:

Alexander Gowen first appeared in the records of nearby Orange County, North Carolina in September 1753, according to”Orange County, North Carolina Court Minutes, 1753‑1761,” Book 1, by Weynette Parks Haun.

On February 10, 1757 “Alexander Gowin” was a chain-carrier on a land survey in Orange County, according to “The Granville District of North Carolina, 1748-1763, Abstract of Land Grants.”  Orange County was created from Granville District in 1752.

Alexander Gowen was a “sworn chain carrier” on a patent survey January 26, 1758, according to Patent Book 14, page 327.

On July 25, 1760 “Alexander Gowing” received a patent to 248 acres in Orange County “in the parish of St. Matthew, on the north side of Dan River adjoining Mayo’s line,” according to Patent Book 14, page 407.

On October 6, 1761, “Alexander Gowen” was identified as a landowner in Orange County on Hogan’s Branch, according to Patent Book 12, page 7.

The November 1763 Orange County Court minutes show Alexander Gowen filed a complaint against William Gowen, regarded as his nephew, according to “Orange County, North Carolina Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of September 1752‑August 1766” by Ruth Herndon Shields.

In 1773, a petition for the partition of the north part of Orange County carried the signatures of Alexander Gowen, Sr, Alexander Gowen, Emos [Amos] Gowen, Daniel Gowen and John Gowen, according to “The Colonial Records of North Caro-lina, 1771‑1775,” Vol. 9, by Sanders.

It is believed that Alexander Gowen removed to Rutherford County North Carolina about 1781 to join his son, William Goyne who had moved there about 10 years earlier.  “Alexander Going” appeared on the Rutherford County, North Carolina tax list in Capt. Whitesides District in 1782.  He owned no land.  Rutherford County was created in 1779.
It is believed that Alexander Gowen died about 1783.

Children born to Alexander Gowen are believed to include:

Daniel Gowen                  born about 1735
William Gowen              born about 1740
Alexander Gowen, Jr.    born about 1742
Amos Gowen    born about 1744
John Gowen          born about 1749

Alexander Gowen, son of William Gowen and Catherine Gowen, was born about 1715 in Charles City County, Virginia.

http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/21093.htm

Noted events in his life were:

• Alt. Birth, 1715, , Charles City County, Virginia, USA.
• Estate: will, 21 May 1739, , Prince William, Virginia, USA. 5 6 7 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.

In the name of God Amen May 21th 1739
I Catherine Paddorson being sick and weak of body by perfect
in memory thanks be to allmyty God for it I duo hearby appoint
this to be my last will and testament all other wills heartofore
by me made to be void and of none efect.
First I give and bequeath my soul to God that gave it and my body
to the earth to be buried in deasant order as my exor shall see
fit
???. And firs I give an bequeath unto my well beloved son
Elixander Going one negro man named Robin and one horse
and horse colt and one cow and calf and a cow yearlin
and halph of my movable household stuf and one parcel of
land wheron I now live containing sisty six acres it being part of
a tract containing one hundred and thirty two acres
??? next I give and bequeath unto my well beloved daughter
Susannah Going one negro man named Jackey and one
mare and saddle cow and calf and two cow yearlins and one feather
bed and bolster, a rug and one pare of blankits and halph the
houshold stuf
My cro of tob: which is now in my house after my debts is paid
I bequeath to be equally divided between my son Elixandor Going andy my
daughtor Susanna Going
I leave my well beloved son John Going whole and sole exeor of this
mu last will and testament.
Test Thos Ford
Jane Ford Catherin x Paddorson
Ann Gladding mark
• Estate: settlement, 27 Nov 1739, , Prince William, Virginia, USA. 8 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.

page 199
Pattison Acct of Estate 1739
The Estate of Catherine Pattison decd
pd Edwd Barry 116 [Truro Parish clerk]
pd judgment 177
pd Val Payton 364
pd Thomas Ford 40
clerks fees 120
??? 32
pd Alexander Gowin 330
pd Susanna Gowin 250
pd John Gowin 468
[total] 1897
Additional account information was presented (see the image).

John Going presented the account and it was recorded Nov 27, 1739.
• Deed: sold 56 acres to Bond Veale, 18 Aug 1747, , Fairfax, Virginia, USA. 9 freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/gowenms005.htm
Alexander Gowen sold 56 acres he inherited from his mother for £24 to Bond Veale August 18, 1747, according to Fairfax Deed Book B, page 254.

• Tax Record, 1749, , Stafford, Virginia, USA. 10 “Alexander Going” appeared in Stafford County on Green’s list of tithables in the year 1749, together with “James Going.”

• Residence, 1750, , , North Carolina, USA. 1 “Alexander Going” appeared in Stafford County on Green’s list of tithables in the year 1749, together with “James Going.” Alexander Going removed to North Carolina about 1750. He witnessed a deed in September 1753, accord-ing to Orange County, North Carolina deed records.

• Court: deed witness for James Muse, 1753, , Orange, North Carolina, USA. 11 Deed of property from James Muse Sr and James Muse Jr

• Land: grant 640 acres Hogan’s Creek, Bigg Branch, 26 Feb 1755, , Orange, North Carolina, USA. 12 Provenance
Click on item to view record. •Mars
oSecretary of State Record Group
?Granville Proprietary Land Office: Land Entries, Warrants, and Plats of Survey
?Orange County, Di-G
TitleGowin, Alexander. Orange Co.
Years:1755, 1757, 1760
Creator:Office of Secretary of State
Granville Proprietary Land Office
Languages:
Call Number:S.108.270 – S.108.283
Location:MFR ( Archive Stacks)
MARS Id:12.12.59.81 (Folder)
Other Ids:
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Abstract:
Scope / Contents:Warrant: 1755, February 26. 640 acres Descriptive reference for land: Hogan’s Creek, Bigg Branch PLAT: 1757, February 10. 1600 acres Descriptive reference for land: Hogan’s Creek Chain Carriers: William Armstrong, Notley Holis Deed Issued: 1760, July 15. Surveyor: Sherwood Haywood
Index Terms:Personal Names
Armstrong, William
Gowin, Alexander
Haywood, Sherwood
Holis, Notley
Geographical Names
Big Branch
Hogans Creek

• Land: chain carrier for William Armstrong survey, 10 Feb 1757, , Orange, North Carolina, USA. 12 Provenance
•Mars
oSecretary of State Record Group
?Granville Proprietary Land Office: Land Entries, Warrants, and Plats of Survey
?Orange County, A-W
TitleArmstrong, William. Orange Co.
Years:1759
Creator:Office of Secretary of State
Granville Proprietary Land Office
Call Number:S.108.270 – S.108.283
Location:MFR ( Archive Stacks)
MARS Id:12.12.69.4 (Folder)
Scope / Contents:Plat: 1757 February 10. 500 acres
Descriptive references for land: Moon Creek
Chain carriers: Alexander Gowin, Notley Holis
Surveyor: Haywood Sherwood
Index Terms:Personal Names
Armstrong, William
Gowin, Alexander
Haywood, Sherwood
Holis, Notley
Geographical Names
Moon Creek
Orange County
Source / Donor:
Note:For deed see 12.13.83.21
• Deed: proof, Aug 1759, , Orange, North Carolina, USA. 13 Alexander Gowing 258 acres sale from Earl of Granville ’96 deed proved August Court 1759 p.41

• Land: grant 600 acres Location: Both sides of Hogan Creek 2, 15 Jul 1760, , Orange, North Carolina, USA. 14 Provenance
Click on item to view record. •Mars
oSecretary of State Record Group
?Granville Proprietary Land Office: Granville Grants of Deed
?Orange Co.
TitleGoing, Alexander. Orange Co.
Years:1760
Creator:Office of Secretary of State
Granville Proprietary Land Office
Languages:
Call Number:SSLG 91B
Location:Archive Stacks
MARS Id:12.13.91.6 (Folder)
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Abstract:
Scope / Contents:July 15, 1760 600 acres Location: Both sides of Hogan Creek 2 copies Deed #72
Index Terms:Personal Names
Going, Alexander
Gowin, Alexander
Geographical Names
Hogan Creek
Orange County
Source / Donor:
Note:See also 12.12.69.44

• Land: grant 248 acres Dan River, 25 Jul 1760, , Orange, North Carolina, USA. 15 No 95. Alexander Gowing 248 acres on north side of Dan River 25 July 1760
Alexander Going p407 248 acres
NORTH CAROLINA State Land Grant Books – Volumes 14-17, Vol 14, p. 407 http://nclandgrants.com:8081/frame/?fdr=17&frm=229, Image courtesy of the State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh NC, microfilm call # S.108.160.4N frame 229

• Deed: proof 600 acres, Feb 1761, , Orange, North Carolina, USA. 13 Alexander Going 600 acres sale from Earl of Granville ’96 deed proved Feb Court 1761 p. 48
• Deed: proof 80 acres, Feb 1762, , Orange, North Carolina, USA. 13 Deed of sale Moses Hollis to Nortley Hollis 80 ac proved by Alexander Going Feb Court 1762 p.54
• Deed: acquired 311 acres on Moons Creek, 7 Apr 1762, , Orange, North Carolina, USA. 16 7 Apr 1762 Wm Gladden sold 311 acres land on Moons Creek to Alexander Gowen — next record 25 Nov 1775 Dismurker to Paul — conflicting information in deed 22 Mar 1779 says land was Gladden to William Gowing’s.

• Deed: proof 311 ½ acres, Nov 1763, , Orange, North Carolina, USA. 13 Alexander Going 311 ½ acres to John Woods proved by James Woods Nov Court 1763 p. 73
• Deed: sold 82 acres N side Dan River, 1 Aug 1764, , Caswell, North Carolina, USA. 16 1 Aug 1764 Alexander Gowen conveyed by deed 82 acres on North side of Dan River in Caswell Co to Adkinson, the elder, and recorded in Orange Co, NC.
–foregoing part of Roger Atkinson 1790 deed with Atkinson, the elder.
• Deed: proof 300 acres, Aug 1765, , Orange, North Carolina, USA. 13 Alexander Going 300 acres to John Thomas August Court 1765 p. 111

• Deed: proof 311 ½ acres, Aug 1765, , Orange, North Carolina, USA. 13 Alexander Going 311 ½ acres from William Gladen proved by Moses Hollis Aug Court 1765 p. 120
• Deed: proof 248 acres, May 1766, , Orange, North Carolina, USA. 13 Alexander Going 248 acres to Roger Adkinson proved by Alex’r Going May Court 1766 p. 130

• Land: grant 461 acres, 11 Jun 1768, , Fairfax, Virginia, USA. 17 461 acres of waste and ungranted land on the branches of Pohick surveyed by Wm West, and touching a corner of Col Carter’s land. It is not clear whether Alexander in this record is Sr., or Jr.

• Census: rent rolls, 1770, , Fairfax, Virginia, USA. 18 possibly a different Alexander
http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=vacen&h=32844708&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=3566
Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890
about Alexander Gowin Name: Alexander Gowin [Sr. or Jr.?]
State: VA
County: Fairfax County
Township: Rent Rolls
Year: 1770
Record Type: Rent Role
Database: VA Early Census Index

• Census: rent rolls, 1772, , Fairfax, Virginia, USA. 18 http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3578&enc=1
Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890
Name:Alexander Gowin [Sr. or Jr.?]
State:VA
County:Fairfax County
Township:Rent Rolls
Year:1772
Record Type:Rent Role
Database:VA Early Census Index

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.
Original data: Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp.. Virginia Census, 1607-1890. Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.

• Residence, 1773, , Orange, North Carolina, USA. 19 “Petition from inhabitants of Orange County concerning county boundaries
Sanders, James; Et Al. 1773, Volume 09, Pages 809-810
[From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.]

To His Excellency Josiah Martin Esquire, Captain General, Governor, in and over the Province of No. Carolina, The Honourable Council, and Gentlemen of the House of Burgesses;

The Petition of the North Part of Orange County,

Humbly Sheweth,

That whereas by the large Extent of the sd County, it renders it very Burdensome to attend Courts, General Musters &c, We pray that a line Beginning where Granville County line corners on the Virga line, then Running South with Granville line twenty five miles, then West to Guilford line, then with Guilford line North to the Virginia line, then sd line East to the first station.

And your Petitioners as in Duty Bound, shall ever pray.

James Sanders Junr
William Sanders
Mark Brown
Adam Sanders
Pet. Terry
David Griffin
Richd Moore
Thos Donoho
John Graves Junr
Zachariah Henderson
Ben. Hubbard
James Graves
Thoss Slade
Jno Smith
Wm Iss Zarol
Joseph Williams
Duke Walobone
John Smith Jr
John Cochrane
Samuel Saul
Abram McMillian
James Lea
Joseph Henderson
Elijh Bryan
John Lea
Major Lea
Robert Campbell
Thos Lea
Andrew Haddock
James Gillaspy
Alexr Galaspy Junr
Alexr Gowen
Thomas Serdson
John Gowen
Daniel Gowen
Emas Gowen
Alexr Gowen Senr
Stephen Norton
Andrew Harrison
——————– page 810 ——————–
John Cearcy
Charles Boulton
Peter Baxter
Francis Shackleford
James Sarders Senr
Alexr Montgomery
George Runnals
Saml Cowan
Wm Lea
Abraham Miles
James Roberts
John Petete
Edward Oxford
Jacob Williams
Joseph Baron
Thos Wilson Jr
Wm Ansly
William Wilson
John Cooper
William Meadows
David Roper
John Walker, Junr
John Walker
Pak Porter
John Robertson
Jacob Robertson
Robert Whitlock
Willm Lea Juno
Alexr Rose
John McIver
Joseph Serratt
Saml Hendron
Peter Barkson
Frederick Brock
John Paine
John Lea
James Wilson
Elliot Lea
Elisha Bowdre
Henry Lea
Nath. King
John Bradsher
Jas Lea
Zach. Lea
Arthur Mitchel
Andrew Z Narrick
James Lea
William Lea
Henry McCoy
William More
Jno Campbell
John Chambers
John Smith
Frederick Miller
Thos Willson
James Willson
John Mitchell
James Russel
William Lea
Carnett Lea
James Lea
Thos Dobbins
David Maxfield
Charles Stephens
James Long
Edward Maxfield
James Chaden
George Nokes
Robt Portis
Wils Madfield
James Robertson
Robert Kreesy
Andrew Caddol
Edmund Lea
Jos Hex
James Dixon
Ephraim Gold
Robert Smith
Arthr Harris
Peter Black
Elija Harralson
James Stuart
Burgis Harralson
George Black
Daniel Duncan
Abram Fulkerson
Archd Campbell
John McFarling
Robert Byos
Reubin Smith
Walter Buttler
Claud Murhead
Timothy Warrin
Jonathan Allen
Annanicy Allen
Isaac Allen
John Cauthon
William Paschal
Jas Stewart
Francis Kerney
Jos Kerney
Joshua Kerney
Jas Murphy
Alexr Murphy
Anthy Murphy
James Randell
Robt Deever
William Williamson
Francis Wright

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• Court: Thomas Dudley v Alexander Gowing, Jul 1773, , Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA. 20 Image and transcript courtesy of Beth Carruth

“July Court 1773 Vol 2 p 236

Thomas Dudley….. Plaintiff
Against
Alexander Gowing.. Defendant
On a Petition

The defendant being summoned and not appearing (altho solemnly called) the Plaintif by his Attorney produced his proved Account for Three pounds fifteen shillings Judgment is therefore granted him against the said defendant for the same with Costs.”

• Court: Alexander Gowing v Zechariah Waller, Sep 1773, , Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA. 3 Transcription and images courtesy Beth Carruth
“Gowing v Waller Judgt
Alexander Gowing, Plaintif
Against
Zechariah Waller Defendant
On a Petition
The defendant being Summoned and not appearing (although solemnly called) the Plaintif made Oath to his Account for Two pounds two shillings ~ Judgment is therefore granted him against the said defendant for the same with Cash.
September Court 1773 Court Records Book 2, p 253-254”

• Census: rent rolls, 1774, , Fairfax, Virginia, USA. 18 http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3578&enc=1
Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890
Name:Alexander Going [Sr. or Jr.?]
State:VA
County:Fairfax County
Township:Rent Rolls
Year:1774
Record Type:Rent Role
Database:VA Early Census Index

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.
Original data: Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp.. Virginia Census, 1607-1890. Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.

• Death, 1774, , Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA. 21 based on the Sep 1773 court record and the May 1774 court record, Alexander would have died later in the fall of 1773 or spring of 1774.

• Court: Alexander Gowing v George Lumkin, May 1774, , Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA. 3 Transcription and image courtesy Beth Carruth

“Gowing vs Lumkin abates:
Alexander Gowing, Plaintif
Against
George Lumkin, Defendant
In Trespass on the Case
The Plaintif having departed this life this Suit Abates
May 1774 . Court Records Bk 2 p394”

• Estate: Inventory Alexander Going, Feb 1775, , Orange, North Carolina, USA. 22 Transcription by Beth Carruth
citing: Orange County Records at the NC State Archives, Raleigh July 2012
Inventories Sales & Accounts of Estates, in 24 Volumes : First Volume (1756-1785) p. 297
******************
An Inventory of the Estate of Alex’r. Gowing Dec’d. which is as follows

A Negroe Fellow Sam, 1 Ditto Bob, a Negroe Woman Luce, 1 Ditto Sary, a Negroe Boy Will, a Negroe Girl Hannah, a Negroe Boy Frank, 5 head of Horses, 29 head of Cattle, 48 head of Hoggs, 12 old Sheep & 5 lambs, 5 Feather Beds & Furniture & about 30 cc new Feathers, 5 Bedsteads & bords, 3 potts, a Dutch Oven, 1 pan, a small Skillet, 2 Dishes, 12 plates, 5 Basons, 9 porringers, 20 spoons, a pr. Spoon moulds, 1 Earthen Dish, 20 Earthen plates, 12 Bowls, 2 Tin potts, 34 Cups & Sawsers, 1 Coffee Pott, 2 Cannisters, 10 Mugs, 1 Quart Tin, 9 Bottles, 2 Jugs, 1 looking Glass, 5 Viols, a small (Gilt) Trunk, 2 Tables, 5 Chairs, 8 Knives, 11 Forks, 1 pair money Scales, 2 Razors, 1 Strop & Hone, 1 Mans Saddle & Bridle & Saddle Bags, Womans Saddle, 1 Rifle Gun, 1 pr (Stalyards), 1 xCut Saw, 1 foot Adze, 2 Drawing Knives, 4 Augers, 1 Chisell, 1 Small Still, 1 old Waggon & Gears, 7 Bells, 5 Axes, 3 Wedges, 10 Hoes, 1 Shear & (Colter), 2 Clovises, 5 plow hoes, 2 pr Shears, 1 (spice) morter & pessell, 1(Inkstand), 1 Linen Wheel, 1 Woollin Wheel, 3 pr Cards, 1 Sayne (seine?), 1 Bar Iron & Heaters, 2 Sifters, 5 (pails), 1 Churn, 22 Geese, 24 Ducks, 21 old Barrels, 2 Curry Combs & 3 Brushes, 1 pr. Candle Snuffers, 5 Books, a large quantity Meat, a parcel old Tobacco, 1 Loom, Slay & Harness, 7550 cc of Tob’o Inspected, a large quantity of Corn, 70 or 80 Barrels, 15 Bushels, Oats, 77 Bushels Wheat.
…………A true Inventory returned by
………………………………………Sophia (her x mark) Going Adm’x.

Orange County, February Court 1775. The above Inventory was returned in open Court and ordered to be Recorded.
Test.

From Orange County Records at the NC State Archives, Raleigh July 2012
Inventories Sales & Accounts of Estates, in 24 Volumes : First Volume (1756-1785) p. 297
• Estate: Sale Alexander Going, 2 May 1775, , Orange, North Carolina, USA. 23 Transcription by Beth Carruth
citing: Orange County records at the NC State Archives in Raleigh July 2012 – Inventories Sales & Accounts of Estates, in 24 Volumes : First Volume (1756-1785) ) p. 305-307
*************
“Transcription of “Acct of Sales of the Estate of Alex’r Going decd. May 2d 1775″
…………………………………………………………………………………Pounds/shillings/pence
4 Cows & 2 Calves to Daniel Going……………………………………..10/-/-
3 Cows & Yearlings to Jas. Gulaspey…………………………………….8/15/-
2 Cows & Calves to Daniel Going………………………………………….7/10/-
2 Cows & Yearlings to John Kennoday…………………………………..8/14/6
1 Bull & 4 steers to Daniel Going…………………………………………..8/5
2 Cows & Calves to Ditto……………………………………………………..7/5/6
10 head Hogs to Ditto………………………………………………………….4/10/-
1 lot Hogs to Ditto ……………………………………………………………..14/-
1 lot Ditto to John Going Jun…………………………………………………4/-
5 Hogs to Sophia Going……………………………………………………….3/7/-
18 Sheep to Ditto…………………………………………………………………9/-
…………………………………………………Carried forward L –

Next page, 306
Amount brought forward –

1 Sorrel Horse to Daniel Going……………………………………………..2/10/-
1 black Mare to Sophia Going………………………………………………3/15/-
1 black Colt to Daniel Going………………………………………………….7/10/-
1 Still to Sophia Going……………………………………………………….12/-/-
1 xCutsaw to Daniel Going……………………………………………………2/-/-
1 handsaw to James Galaspey………………………………………………-/15/-
4 plow Hoes to Daniel Going………………………………………………….1/0/6
1 lot old Iron to Ditto……………………………………………………………..-/15/-
3 Axes & 1 (Grubing) Hoe to Ditto…………………………………………..-/19/-
2 pole Axes to Ditto………………………………………………………………-/12/-
3 Augers to Ditto 4/ 1 (Carp’r) Adze to Ditto 6/6………………………-/10/6
1 lot Iron to James Galaspey………………………………………………….-/3/-
1 plough to Danl. Going 12/ 1 old wagon to Ditto 40/-……………..2/12/-
5 (Weeding) Hoes to Do. 20/ 1 Rifle Gun 92/………………………….5/12/-
1 Feather Bed & furniture to Ditto…………………………………………..6/12/-
1 Ditto & Ditto to Ditto………………………………………………….7/8/-
1 Ditto & Ditto to Sophia Going………………………………………6/-/-
1 Ditto & Ditto to Ditto……………………………………………………8/15/-
1 Table to Daniel Going…………………………………………………………-/15/-
Feathers & furniture to Ditto…………………………………………………..3/10/-
1 Spinning Wheel to Sophia Going………………………………………….-/4/-
1 Ditto to Ditto…………………………………………………………..-/4/-
4 Bowls to Daniel Going………………………………………………………..-/7/6
4 Ditto to Alex’r. Going……………………………………………………..-/9/-
4 Ditto to Henry Dixon……………………………………………………….-/8/-
5 pewter Basons to Danl. Going…………………………………………….1/1/6
5 pewter plates to Ditto………………………………………………………..-/11/6
5 Ditto to Sophia Going……………………………………………………..-/7/6
4 Porringers to Ditto…………………………………………………………….-/5/-
4 Ditto to Jas. Galaspey……………………………………………………..-/6/-
4 Ditto to Danl. Going…………………………………………………………-/8/-
6 Earthen plates to James Sanders Sen………………………………….-/5/-
5 Ditto to Robert Terry………………………………………………………-/4/6
2 pewter Dishes to Danl. Going ……………………………………………..-/12/-
1 lot tin Ware to Ditto………………………………………………………….-/2/-
3 Glass Bottles to Saml. Robertson……………………………………….-/2/6
1 Mug & (Spice) Mortar to Danl. Going…………………………………..-/13/-
1 Mug to James Bradley 1/1 ½ doz.Cups & (saucers) to Ditto 3/6..-/4/7
1 lot pewter Spoons to Danl. Going……………………………………….-/1/8
1 Dutch Oven 17/6 1 frying pan 7/6 1 Iron pot 8/6………………. /13/6
1 Skittel (skillet?)1/8 1 pot 21/ 6 Queen(?) ware plates 6/………1/8/8
1 Dish & 5 plates 8/ 1 doz. Spoons 5/ 1 pr sheep shears……..2/-/15/-
1 Stone Pitcher & 1 Glass (Tumbler?) to Jas. Galaspey…………..-/2/9
½ doz. Cups & (saucers) to Jas. Sanders (Jun)………………………-/2/6
1 Earthen Mug to John Cannoday…………………………………………-/-/8
Next page, 307
Amount brought over –

1 Man’s Saddle to Thomas Rogers………………………………………-/19/6
1 Iron Pot 6/6 fishing (Saine) L6/12 to Danl. Going……………..6/18/6
1 Negroe Man named Sam to Daniel Going………………………..90/-/-
1 Do. Woman ” Lucy to Ditto………………………………………55/-/-
1 Do. Man ” Bob to Ditto……………………………………106/-/-
1 Do. Girl ” Sarah to Sophia Going………………………..80/-/-
1 Do. Boy ” Will to Danl. Going…………………………..67/-/-
1 Do. Girl ” Hannah to Sophia Going…………………….50/-/-
1 Do. Boy ” Flank to Ditto………………………………….50/-/-
8 old Hogsheads to Daniel Going………………………………………..-/17/-
…………………………………………………………Total amount……L 676/16/4

………………………………………………..Henry Dixon D.S.
Orange County May Co 1775. The above acct. of Sales was returned in open Court and ordered to be Recorded.
…………………………………………………Test.
From Orange County records at the NC State Archives in Raleigh July 2012
Inventories Sales & Accounts of Estates, in 24 Volumes : First Volume (1756-1785) ) p. 305-307″
• Deed: 311 acres on Moons Creek, 25 Nov 1775, , Orange, North Carolina, USA. 16 25 Nov 1775 Jonh Dismuker of Orange Co NC sold to Samuel Paul of Orange Co for L100 311 acres in Orange Co., on Moone Creek, being part of Wm Gladen land deeded to Gladen 7 Jun 1761, being the part Gladen sold to Alexander Going on 7 Apr 1762.
• Deed: 311 acres on Moons Creek, 22 Mar 1779, , Caswell, North Carolina, USA. 16 22 Mar 1779 James Roberts of Pittsylvania, Va. to John Ingrim of NC for L100 sold tract of 311 acres on both sides Moone Creek in Caswell Co., NC., being part of a tract of 622 acres of John Earl Granville deed to William Glading, who had sold to William Gowing, and by Gowing to John Wood, and by Wood to James Roberts and by Robers to John Ingrim.

• Deed: 311 acres on Moons Creek, 18 Sep 1779, , Caswell, North Carolina, USA. 16 18 Sep 1779 Samuel Paul of Caswell Co, NC sold to William Leek of Caswell Co for L300 230 acres on both sides of Moon Creek part of larger track granted to Wm Gladdin 7 Jun 1761 and the part which Gladden sold to Alexr Gowen on 7 Apr 1762

• Deed: 311 acres on Moons Creek, 22 Mar 1790, , Caswell, North Carolina, USA. 16 22 Mar 1790 William Leek of Caswell NC sold to Charlton Ingram of Caswell for L300 230 acres on both sides of Moons Creek being part of a larger tract granted to Wm Gladden on 7 Jun 1761 which Gladden sold to alex Gowen on 7 Apr 1762.

• y-DNA Results: Haplogroup E1b1a, Abt 2010. 24 Goins DNA Project – 67 marker y-DNA test Kit #201264 is related to 5 other kit #s on the project with genetic distance of 5 or less
https://www.familytreedna.com/public/goins/default.aspx?section=ycolorized

• y-DNA Results: Haplogroup E1b1a, Abt 2010. 25 Goins DNA Project – 67 marker y-DNA test Kit #253129
related to 5 other kit #s on the project with genetic distance of 5 or less
https://www.familytreedna.com/public/goins/default.aspx?section=ycolorized
• Land: map of creeks in deeds, 2014, Dan River, Caswell, North Carolina, USA. 26 Moon Cr, Cane Cr, Rattlesnake Creeks mentioned in various deeds connected to Alexander Gowen Sr. or wife, Sophia.

Alexander married Sophia LNU. (Sophia LNU died about 1816 in , Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA 27.)

Sources

1 Gowen Research FoundationGowen Research Foundation, “Gowen Research Foundation,” database, Gowen Research Foundation (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/ : accessed 11 Jun 2014), Alexander Gowen; http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/gowenms158.htm. Repository: Gowen Research Foundation, 5708 Gary Avenue , Lubbock, TX 79413. Surety: 0.

2 Randy Wilson database and images, Wilson Family Tree (http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/3766953/person/-1689291867 : accessed 17 Jun 2014); Alexander Gowan; http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/3766953/person/6897856584. Repository: Randy Wilson. Surety: 4.

3 Beth Carruth, VA [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE,], e-mail, July 30 2014, “Alexander Gowin images”. Surety: 4.

4 Tracy Hutchison, “Descendants of Alexander Going/Goins born about 1700,” Lumbee Indians, The Lost Colony and The Goins Family, Dec 3, 2010 (https://sites.google.com/site/thutchison10/home). Surety: 2.

5 Library of Virginia database(accessed 20 Sep 2014), Catherine Gowin/Padderson will; http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/local/results_all.asp?CountyID=VA227 – Reel 18, page 180. Repository: Library of Virginia, -800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA -23219. Surety: 4.

6 Gowen Research FoundationGowen Research Foundation, “Gowen Research Foundation,” database, Gowen Research Foundation (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/ : accessed 6 Aug 2014), Catherine Gowin-Padderson; http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/gowenms002.htm. Repository: Gowen Research Foundation, 5708 Gary Avenue , Lubbock, TX 79413. Surety: 3.

7 carrutheb, “Rhymes-Bennett Family Tree,” database and images, http://Rhymes-Bennett Family Tree (http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/67610364/person/38196955484 : accessed 19 Jun 2014); Catherine Gowin; http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/67610364/person/38196955590/mediax/1?pgnum=1&pg=0&pgpl=pid%7CpgNum. Surety: 2.

8 Library of Virginia database(accessed 20 Sep 2014), Catherine Gowin/Padderson estate; http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/local/results_all.asp?CountyID=VA227 – Reel 18, page 199. Repository: Library of Virginia, -800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA -23219. Surety: 4.

9 Gowen Research FoundationGowen Research Foundation, “Gowen Research Foundation,” database, Gowen Research Foundation (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/ : accessed 6 Aug 2014), Alexander Gowin; freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/gowenms005.htm. Repository: Gowen Research Foundation, 5708 Gary Avenue , Lubbock, TX 79413. Surety: 3.

10 Gowen Research FoundationGowen Research Foundation, “Gowen Research Foundation,” database, Gowen Research Foundation (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/ : accessed 6 Aug 2014), Alexander Gowin; http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/gowenms019.htm. Repository: Gowen Research Foundation, 5708 Gary Avenue , Lubbock, TX 79413. Surety: 3.

11 Beth Carruth, VA [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE,], e-mail, 9 Jul 2014, “Alexander Going witness”. Surety: 3.

12 “Granville Proprietary Land Office: Land Entries, Warrants, and Plats of Survey,” database(http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx : accessed 14 Jul 2014), Alexander Gowin; Call Number: S.108.270 – S.108.283. Surety: 4.

13 Beth Carruth, VA [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE,], e-mail, 7/14/2014, “Alexander Gowin deed records”. Surety: 4.

14 “Granville Proprietary Land Office: Land Entries, Warrants, and Plats of Survey,” database(http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx : accessed 14 Jul 2014), Alexander Gowin; Call Number: SSLG 91B. Surety: 4.

15 “Granville Proprietary Land Office: Land Entries, Warrants, and Plats of Survey,” database(http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx : accessed 28 Jul 2014), Alexander Gowin; http://nclandgrants.com:8081/frame/?fdr=17&frm=229. Surety: 4.

16 Beth Carruth, VA [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE,], e-mail, July 1 2014, “Gowen Deeds”. Surety: 4.

17 Virginia State Land Office, “Land Office Grants” (Source: Land Office Grants No. 63, 1812-1813, p. 132 (Reel 129). Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Basic search url: http://ajax.lva.lib.va.us/F/?func=file&file_name=find-b-clas30&local_base=CLAS30), Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants/Northern Neck Grants and Surveys, Grants Book O 1767-1770, page 155 http://image.lva.virginia.gov/LONN/NN-5/296/296_0169.tif. Repository: VA, Library of Virginia – Land Office Grants, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219-8000. Surety: 3.

18 “Virginia Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890,” database, Virginia Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890 (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3578&enc=1 : accessed 2 Aug 2014), Alexander Going. Surety: 2.

19 UNC, “Documenting the American South,” database, Documenting the American South (http://docsouth.unc.edu/index.html : accessed 17 Jul 2014), 1773 Orange Co Petition; http://docsouth.unc.edu/csr/index.html/document/csr09-0239. Surety: 4.

20 Beth Carruth, VA [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE,], e-mail, 22 Jul 2014. Surety: 4.

21 Compiler (notes, speculation, questions, reminders, conclusions of ceb2 regarding this specific event or fact–and not a ‘source’ for the fact that it is attached to.), 30 Jul 2014. Surety: 2.

22 Beth Carruth, VA [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE,], e-mail, July 08, 2014, “Inventory Alexander Going Estate”. Surety: 4.

23 Beth Carruth, VA [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE,], e-mail, July 08, 2014, “Alexander Going Estate Sale”. Surety: 4.

24 Family Tree DNA, “Goins DNA Project Kit #201264” database, Family Tree DNA (https://www.familytreedna.com/?c=1 : accessed 18 Jun 2014), https://www.familytreedna.com/public/goins/default.aspx?section=ycolorized. Surety: 4.

25 Family Tree DNA, “Goins DNA Project Kit #253129” database, Family Tree DNA (https://www.familytreedna.com/?c=1 : accessed 18 Jun 2014), https://www.familytreedna.com/public/goins/default.aspx?section=ycolorized. Surety: 4.

26 database(accessed 5 Jul 2014), map; https://maps.google.com/maps?t=h&ll=36.5244089,-79.3186916&spn=0.0085706,0.0142203&output=classic&dg=opt. Surety: 4.

27 carrutheb, “Rhymes-Bennett Family Tree,” database and images, http://Rhymes-Bennett Family Tree (http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/67610364/person/38196955484 : accessed 19 Jun 2014); Sophie; http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/67610364/person/38167011974. Surety: 2.

The clusters of Going families that lived nearby Alexander 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).

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