1720 to 1730 Michael Going “other” of Granville Co, NC parent of Jenkins mulatto family

Michael Gowen – b. abt 1720 to 1730 married to “unknown name”

lived in Granville Co, NC and Butte Co, NC

Parents:

Edward Goin Sr. b. abt 1710-15 and unknown mother

Children:

Michael Goin Jr. b. abt 1745-60
Elizabeth Goin b. abt 1745-60
David Goin b. abt 1745-60
Jenkins Goin b. abt 1750-1755

Siblings:

Michael Goin b. abt 1730
Edward Goin Jr. b. abt 1742
Reeps Goin b. abt 1745

FACTS:

GRANVILLE COUNTY, North Carolina:

Granville County, North Carolina:  Granville County is especially confusing – it has at least two separate Going families living in the same county with several people having the same names.  I have created a chart based on tithe records I have located to attempt to differentiate the families:

Granville County NC tithe chart for black and/or mulatto and white Going families

This chart is based on the following tithe records:

Census and Tithe Repts: Blacks and Mulattos

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1750 Relatively complete lists, but not providing racial breakdown and not naming the subsidiary tithes in most cases.  List of Edwd. Jones, Michel Gooin 2, Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html;  http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Granville.htm

1753  Granville Co, NC
List of Robert Harris (“one of his lists”)
George Anderson 0 1
William Going and his son 2 0
Robt. Mitchell, John Going 2 tithes
List of Osborn Jeffreys
Robert Davis 0 1
Thomas Going 1 1
Michal Going 0 1
Edward Going 0 1

List of Lemuel Lanier
Thomas Going 1
Michall Going 1
Michall Going 1
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html;  http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Granville.htm

1754 List of Osborn Jeffreys
Michal Going 1 0
Thomas Going 0 1
Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.htmlhttp://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Granville.htm

1754 Oct 8 – Muster roll of the regiment in Granville, under the command of Colo William Eaton, as taken at a general muster of the said regiment on Oct 8, 1754 William Person, Lieut. Col.James Paine, Major Capt Osborn Jeffrey’s Company:
78. THOMAS GOWAN – Malatto
79. MICHAEL GOWAN – Malatto
80. EDWARD GOWAN – Malatto
Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1755 summary list (from microfilm) C.044.70012 NC Archives
Thomas Going 0/1/1
Edward Gowen 0/1/1
Michael Gowen 0/1/1
Joseph Gowen 0/1/1
William Going & Son Joseph 2/0/2
William Going & Son Joseph 2/0/2
Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html;   http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Granville.htm

1759 List of John Pope
Joseph Goin, Mulattoe 1
Edward Goin, Mulattoe 1
Thomas Goin, William Gray White 2
James Goin Mulattoe, William Goin Mulattoe 2
Michael Goin, Mulattoe, John Wilson, Mulattoe 2
Delinquent and insolvent list
Going, James 2
Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html ;   http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Granville.htm

1761 whites/Blacks male/Blacks f/ Blacks 12-16
List of John Pope
Thomas, Moses Gowin. Refuses to List his wife 2 tithes
Michael Gowin, John Wilson. Refuses to list his wife 2
Joseph Gowin. Refuses to list his wife 1
List of Robt. Harris for Granville Parish
Edward Going sons Edwd. Reeps 0 white/3black males
Country Line District by Larkin Johnston
William Gowin, James Gowin 2
William Gowin Junr, Jesse Chandlor 2
Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html ;   http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Granville.htm

1762 Bare Swamp District; List of John Pope for St. Johns Parish
Michael Gowin, Mulattoe, John Willson2 tithes
Thomas Gowin, Moses Gowin 2
Edward Gowin Senr. Mulla., Reps Gowin, Edward Gowin 3
Fishing Creek District
James Gowing, Son William, Refs. to list his wife
2 whites, 0 blacks, 2 males, 0 females, 2 over 16, 2 total
Country Line District
William Gowin Junr 2 white
Granville Parish by Robert Harris
Joseph Going Mulato not listed his wife
list of insolvents
Gowen, James 2
Going, Michael 2
Going, Edward 2
Going, Jos. 1
Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html ;   http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Granville.htm

1771 Sept 7 – list of insolvents for 1762 tax remaining in arrears as of
7 Sept. 1771
Gowen, Michael 2
Gowen, Edward 3
Gowen, Joseph 1
Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1778 Jun 3 – Granville Co Will Bk 1, p 193. Deed of Gift-MICHAEL GOWIN of Pr Geo Parish, Craven Co, SC, planter, for love & good will, to JENKINS GOWIN of Granville Co, NC, 80 acres being part of 600 ac lying and being in Bute Co, NC & part in Granville Co, NC at William McBees line on south side of Taylor’s Creek, EDWIN GOWIN & his wife to live on sd land until their dec’d, then to sd JENKINS GOWIN. Wits: John McKipock (McKissock), William McBee. (Johnson, NC Genealogy, Spring-Summer 1970, p 2503. Also, Gwynn, Abstracts of the Wills and Estate Records of Granville Co, NC, 1746-1808, 1973, p 60. Bk 1, p 193-4). Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

Gowen Manuscript info:

Michael Gowen, regarded as a son of Edward Gowen, Jr, was born about 1730,

His wife’s name unknown.

He appeared in the 1750 tax list of Granville County, paying a tax on two tithables.

“Mical Going” received a deed from John McKisick April 18, 1752 to 225 acres “on both sides of Taillors Creek, being the upper part of the tract of 600 acres granted to McKisick May 2, 1752 [?]” for “six pounds, Virginia money,” according to Granville County Deed Book B, page 73.

Witnesses were Broadhead Trulove, Thomas Hunter and Francis Maley.

He was taxed as a “black” tithable in the 1753 tax list of Osborn Jeffreys. Jeffreys recorded him in 1754 as a “white” taxable.

Michael Gowen, Thomas Gowen, and Edward Gowen “mulattos” were listed in the roster of a company of militiamen commanded by Capt. Osborn Jeffreys, under the overall command of Col. William Eaton October 8, 1754, according to “Colonial and State Records of North Carolina,” Vol. 22, pages 370-380.

The roster of Capt. Osborn Jeffrey’s company, one of eight in Col. Eaton’s regiment is listed below:

William Eaton, Colonel William Person, Lieut. Colonel James Paine, Major Captain Osborn JEFFREY’S Company (83 men): Richard WHITE, Lieut. John McKISSICK, Ensign

1. Francis BRADLEY, Sgt. 2. Howard WORLEY, Sgt. 3. John FARRELL, Sgt. 4. Wm McBEE, Corpl. 5. Thomas COOK, Corpl. 6. William PERRY, Corpl. 7. John MARTIN, Corpl. 8. John SANDLAND, Sr. 9. Peter VINSON 10. Philemon BRADFORD, Jr. 11. John SUTTON 12. Arthur FULLER 13. Timothy FULLER 14. Joseph FULLER 15. James SUTTON 16. James WADE 17. John SANDLAND, Jr. 18. Robert ALLEN 19. Joseph FARRELL 20. Wm. MOXLEY 21. Robert MORGAN 22. Isaac WINSTON 23. Wm WHITE 24. John GREEN 25. Thomas HULAND 26. Thomas MULLINS 27. John YOUNG 28. Wm PORCH 29. Thomas BRIDGES 30. Jeremiah PERRY 31. Ambrose CRANE 32. Francis PERRY 33. John PERRY 34. William RIDINGS 35. William SMITH 36. Ezekiah MASSEY 37. James Brogden 38. John GOLDING 39. Thomas BROGDEN 40. John DAVIS 41. Julius ALFORD 42. Jacob POWEL 43. Wm MAYNARD 44. Gibson MARTIN 45. John BRADLY 46. Nathaniel PERRY 47. Wm. CADE 48. Andrew HARFIELD 49. John MOONEY 50. Michael PERRY 51. William BREWER 52. Francis JOHNSTON 53. John BOOKER 54. Benjamin ARUNDEL 55. Thomas ARUNDEL 56. James ARUNDEL 55. Thomas Arundel 56. James ARUNDEL 57. Austin HONEYCOT 58. Joseph BRIDGES 59. Roger REESE 60. Thomas JONES 61. William TAUNT 62. George MAYNARD 63. Nathaniel JONES 64. Andrew MARTIN 65. Joseph NORRIS 66. Richard RAYBORN 67. John DUNCAN 68. Wm ADKINSON 69. Joseph MEDLIN 70. James BOLTEN 71. Wm WINSTON 72. John WRIGHT 73. Samuel CARLISLE 74. John WILDER 75. John GARRET 76. Anthony LEWIS 77. Nathan GRIMES

78. Thomas GOWEN, Mulatto 79. Michael GOWEN, Mulatto 80. Edward GOWEN, Mulatto 81. Robert DAVIS, Mulatto 82. Wm BURNEL, Mulatto 83. Wm. MOONEY

Michael Gowen was again a “black” taxable in the 1755 tax list.

“Michael Gowen and John Wilson, mullatoes,” apparently in the same household, were taxables in the 1759 tax list of John Pope. He reappeared in Pope’s 1761 tax list with the notation that he “refuses to list his wife.” This indicated that he considered her to be “white” and therefore not taxable. “Mickael Gowin, mulatto” of St. John’s Parish was a taxpayer, according to the 1762 tax list.

Bute County was organized in 1764 with land from Granville County, and Michael Gowen found himself in the new county.

He was taxed there in the 1771 tax list of Philemon Hawkins.

His household appeared in the Bute County court records as “Michle Gowine & wife & Sons, Michle & David & Daughter, Elizabeath, William Wilson, 0 white/6 black/6 total.”

“Michael Gowin, of Prince George Parish, Craven County, North Carolina” gave a deed to “Jenkins Gowin” of Granville County, North Carolina June 3, 1778 to 80 acres in Granville County, “being part of 600 acres, part in Bute County, North Carolina and part in Granville County on the south side of Taylor Creek,” according to Granville County Deed Book 1, page 193.

The deed also stipulated that “Edward Gowin and wife were to live on said plantation until their decease” then it was to devolve to “Jenkins Gowin.” The deed was witnessed by John McKissick and William McBee.

On the same date “Michael Gowin, planter of Prince George Parish,” wrote his will June 3, 1778, according to Craven County Will Book I, pages 193 and 194. The will, which was probated in November 1778, left 80 acres, “being part of 600 acres in Bute and Granville County,” to “Jenkins Gowin” of Granville County.

Jenkins Gowen is regarded as the nephew of Michael Gowen and the son of Edward Gowen.

The deed conveyed the land to Jenkins Gowen upon the death of Edward Gowen and his wife who had been given permission to live there by Michael Gowen. The will repeated the stipulation that “Edward Gowin and wife” were to live on the plantation until they were deceased and then the property was to pass to “Jenkins Gowin, “mulatto”, according to “Abstracts of Granville County Wills” by Joseph W. Watson.

Michael Gowen died about October 1778, probably in Craven County.

Jenkins Gowen apparently lost the property in the following year.

“Michael Gowing” was mentioned in a sheriff’s deed dated August 3, 1779, according to Granville County Deed Book M, page 179. The deed conveyed property that “Edward Gowing formerly lived on, and his brother, Michael Gowing, formerly owned” to Charles Yarbrough by the Granville County sheriff apparently in a tax default.

Abstract of the deed was reproduced in “Kinfolks of Granville County, North Carolina 1765-1826” by Zoe Hargett Gwynn. The volume contained abstracts of Granville County Deed Books H through Z.

Jenkins Gowen was in the Granville County militia on May 25, 1778 and later served in the North Carolina Continental Line during the Revolutionary War. Children born to Michael Gowen include:

Michael Gowen, Jr. born about 1738

Elizabeth Gowen born about 1742

David Gowen born about 1750

Michael Going (G7/2.2), believed to be a son of Edward Going (G8/2.2), was born about 1722, probably in Gloucester County.  In 1739 his family lived in Charles City County, Virginia.  In 1773 he appeared, along with his brother, in Bute County, North Caro­lina.

1737 GM: Michael Gowen, was married about 1737, wife’s name unknown. He appeared in the 1750 tax list of Granville County, paying a tax on two tithables.
GM: “Mical Going” received a deed from John McKisick April 18, 1752 to 225 acres “on both sides of Taillors Creek, being the upper part of the tract of 600 acres granted to McKisick May 2, 1752 [?]” for “six pounds, Virginia money,” according to Granville County Deed Book B, page 73. Witnesses were Broadhead Trulove, Thomas Hunter and Francis Maley. He was taxed as a “black” tithable in the 1753 tax list of Osborn Jeffreys. Jeffreys recorded him in 1754 as a “white” taxable.

GM: Michael Gowen, Thomas Gowen, and Edward Gowen “mulattos” were listed in the roster of a company of militia- men commanded by Capt. Osborn Jeffreys, under the overall command of Col. William Eaton October 8, 1754, according to “Colonial and State Records of North Carolina,” Vol. 22, pages 370-380.
-1754 Oct 8 – Mickael Gowen – North Carolina Militia – Muster Roll of the Regiment of Col William Eaton, Granville County, NC
(mulatto)

GM: Michael Gowen was again a “black” taxable in the 1755 tax list.
GM: “Michael Gowen and John Wilson, mullatoes,” apparently in the same household, were taxables in the 1759 tax list of John Pope.
GM: He reappeared in Pope’s 1761 tax list with the notation that he “refuses to list his wife.” This indicated that he considered her to be “white” and therefore not taxable.
GM: “Mickael Gowin, mulatto” of St. John’s Parish was a taxpayer, according to the 1762 tax list. Bute County was organized in 1764 with land from Granville County, and Michael Gowen found himself in the new county. He was taxed there in the 1771 tax list of Philemon Hawkins.
GM: His household appeared in the Bute County court records as “Michle Gowine & wife & Sons, Michle & David & Daughter, Elizabeath, William Wilson, 0 white/6 black/6 total.”
GM: “Michael Gowin, of Prince George Parish, Craven County, North Carolina” gave a deed to “Jenkins Gowin” of Granville County, North Carolina June 3, 1778 to 80 acres in Granville County, “being part of 600 acres, part in Bute County, North Carolina and part in Granville County on the south side of Taylor Creek,” according to Granville County Deed Book 1, page 193. The deed also stipulated that “Edward Gowin and wife were to live on said plantation until their decease” then it was to devolve to “Jenkins Gowin.” The deed was witnessed by John McKissick and William McBee.
GM: On the same date “Michael Gowin, planter of Prince George Parish,” wrote his will June 3, 1778, according to Craven County Will Book I, pages 193 and 194. The will, which was probated in November 1778, left 80 acres, “being part of 600 acres in Bute and Granville County,” to “Jenkins Gowin” of Granville County.

He was recorded as “Michile Gowine, black” in his father’s household in 1771.

1789 -“Michael Gowing” was mentioned in a sheriff’s deed dated August 3, 1779, according to Granville County Deed Book M, page 179. The deed conveyed property that “Edward Gowing formerly lived on, and his brother, Michael Gowing, formerly owned” to Charles Yarbrough by the Granville County sheriff apparently in a tax default. Abstract of the deed was reproduced in “Kinfolks of Granville County, North Carolina 1765-1826” by Zoe Hargett Gwynn. The volume contained abstracts of Granville County Deed Books H through Z.

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