1715 Michael Gowing Jr b. abt 1715 of Brunswick Co, Va & Granville Co, NC

Michael Gowing Jr born abt. 1715 of Brunswick Co, Va and Granville Co, NC


  • James Going b. abt 1680 (records have not shown if James had any children, but he may have. He shows up in records in Fairfax Co, Va until 1769. Records in Fairfax from 1739 to 1743 place both James Going and Thomas Going adjacent to or near Robert Bates’ land). 



Of Gloucester Co, Va

(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)


1741 Oct Ct:  Certificates granted to Michael Going, Cornelius Keith, and John Mitchell by William Hagood Gent, for 1 old wolfs head 140. Brunswick Co, Va. court orders v 1. pg 37.

1741 Michael Going, Cornelius Keith and John Mitchell listed on William Hagood list in Brunswick Co Va

1742 Feb Ct: (cut off first page – need to go back and get pg 77) . . . this day came the pet by Clement Read his attorney and William Maclin one of the undersherifs of this county made return that by virtue of the said writ of scare facias he had made known to the said John by Nicholas Moshier, Richard York, and Michael Going good and lawful men of his Bailiwic that he be before the justices here to shew cause if any he could as by the said writ was commanded whereupon the said John being solemnly called came not therefore it is considered by the court that the Pet have execution against him the said Deft of the damages aforesaid as also for his costs by him in this behalf expended and the said Deft in mercy etc. Brunswick County, Virginia. v 1 pg. 77 to 78.

1742 Michael Going in court order in Brunswick Co Va

1750 Relatively complete lists, but not providing racial breakdown and not naming the subsidiary tithes in most cases.
List of Edwd. Jones
Michel Goein 2
Granville Co NC

1752 A list of titheables for the year 1752 – Jonathan Whites List of Tythables
Mikel Goin – 2 whites – 0 blacks
Granville Co NC

1752 May 2 Michael Going receives a deed for land containing 225 acres on Tailors Creek from John McKisick.  Signed:  John McKissock.  Wits:  Thomas Hunter, Breathard Trulow, Francis Maloy. Granville Co NC (Book B p. 73)


1752 Michael Going fr Jno McKisick in Granville Co NC p1


1752 Michael Going fr Jno McKisick in Granville Co NC p2

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

1753-1754 Thomas Going, was in the Granville County list of Osborn Jeffreys, adjoining Michael and Edward Going, taxable on one white and one black poll in 1753 and one black poll in 1754. Granville Co, NC. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1754 List of Osborn Jeffreys
Michal Going 1 0
Thomas Going 0 1
Granville Co, NC

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

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 , https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLF-D9YG-R?i=9&cat=353959 , https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLF-D9YL-C?i=10&cat=353959


1755 Edward Gowen a Michael Gowen a Joseph Gowen tithe list in Granville Co NC


1755 Thomas Going on tithe list in Granville Co NC


1755 William Going and son Joseph Going on tithe list in Granville Co NC

1755 June – Thomas Parker v Michael Gowen Jr – In the action of tresspass on the case between Thomas Parker Plt and Michael Gowen Junr Deft a jury being elected tried and sworn the truth to speak upon the issues joyn’d upon their oath do say that the Deft did assume in manner and form as the Plt agt him hath declared and they do assess the Plt damages by occasion of the nonperformance thereof to forty shillings Virg money. Wherefore it is considered by the Court that the Plt recover agt the Deft the damages afsd in form afsd assessed with costs. Minutes 1754-1764. pg 25 Granville Co, NC.

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 Willson 2 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

1765 March 20 – Michael Gawen of North Carolina, county of Baute to David Gawin of Henrico Co, Va, conveys 400 acres in Henrico County, bounded by corner of William Harlow’s first survey . . .  Wits: David Bowles, John Thompson, John Gowin. in Henrico Co, Va. County Records, 1750-1767. pg 915.

1771 Sept 7 – list of insolvents for 1762 taxremaining in arrears as of 7 Sept. 1771
Gowen, Michael 2
Gowen, Edward 3
Gowen, Joseph 1
Granville Co, NC

1771 – List of taxables, 1771; Tax records, 1765-1778. Bute County, NC
(In Thomas M Pittman private collection)
Thomas Eaton Esqr List 1771
Edward Gowing – 1 tithe

1771 – List of taxables, 1771; Tax records, 1765-1778. Bute County, NC
(In Thomas M Pittman private collection)
Thos Bells List of Taxables to August Court 1771
Edward Goine & wife – 2 black tithes, 2 total

1771 – List of taxables, 1771; Tax records, 1765-1778. Bute County, NC
(In Thomas M Pittman private collection)
Thos Bells List of Taxables to August Court 1771
Michile Gowine & wife and sons Michile & David. Daughter Elizabeth & William Wilson – 6 black tithes, 6 total

1771 – List of taxables, 1771; Tax records, 1765-1778. Bute County, NC
List of Taxables for Bute County 1771. Recd 19 Feby 1773
Edward Gowing – 2 tithes
Michael Gowing – 6 tithes

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 CreekEDWIN 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   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C956-FS9V-Z?i=214&cat=358185 ,  http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1778-1779 – Michael Going was named as a petit juror in Prince George Parish, Georgetown District in the 1778-79 jury list, according to “Jury List of South Carolina, 1778-1779” by GeLee Corley Hendrix and Morn McKay Lindsey

1779 Aug 3 – Benjamin Wade of Granville, Sherriff deed to Charles Yarbrough of Franklin Co, NC.
(Land that Michael Gowing let to his brother Edward Gowing sold to pay a judgment debt).
… (land for 25 pounds owed for lawsuit – in Bute County) … land belonging to the said Michal Gowing containing 100 acres … on Taylors Creek … part of a tract of land the said Michal Gowing let his brother Edward Gowing live on joining Willebe Uly, John Simmon, Person’s lines & Randolph Sand land … there being no other effects of the said Michal Gowing to be found in the baliwick of the said Ben Wade …
Deed bk M, p. 179. Granville Co, NC

1780 – Name: Michael Going
Gender: M (Male)
State: South Carolina
County: George Town District
Town: Parish of Prince George
Residence Year: 1780
Household Remarks:He is on the Petit Jury List for the “District of George Town” [name found on the reverse side of page 6].
Document: Jury Lists, 1778, Acts #1078 [at SC Archives]; Page Number: 6; Family Number: 412

1784 Sept 14 – Gibson, Stephen, Plat For 200 Acres On Hazes Swamp, Surveyed By John Henderson. Date: 9/14/1784
– Michael Gowin living adjacent to Stephen Gibson and near John Henderson on Hayes Swamp in South Carolina.
Series: State Plat Books (Charleston Series) (S213190)
Document Type: Plat
Archives ID: Series: S213190 Volume: 0010 Page: 00434 Item: 000 http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/



1789 Nov 12: STEPHEN GIBSON, PLAT FOR 1,700 ACRES ON LITTLE PEE DEE RIVER, GEORGETOWN DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY WILLIAM STEWART.  Series: S213190 Volume: 0026 Page: 00032 Item: 000 Names indexed: BLUE, WILLIAM; GIBSON, STEPHEN; LUCY GOWIN; STEWART, WILLIAM Document type: PLAT Locations: GEORGETOWN DISTRICT; LITTLE PEE DEE RIVER, South Carolina https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C956-FS9V-Z?i=214&cat=358185

1790 Name: [Thomas Gowin]
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Clarendon, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 16: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 16 and over: 2
Free White Persons – Females: 2
Number of Household Members: 6
Year: 1790; Census Place: Clarendon, South Carolina; Series: M637; Roll: 11; Page: 211; Image: 136; Family History Library Film: 0568151

1790 US Census: Name: Lucey Gowen
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Prince Georges, Georgetown, South Carolina
Year: 1790; Census Place: Prince Georges, Georgetown, South Carolina; Series: M637; Roll: 11; Page: 507; Image: 313; Family History Library Film: 0568151

1790 US Census: Name: Bathiah Going
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Prince Fredericks, Georgetown, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Females: 2
Number of Household Members: 2
Year: 1790; Census Place: Prince Fredericks, Georgetown, South Carolina; Series: M637; Roll: 11; Page: 500; Image: 303; Family History Library Film: 0568151

1790 – Jenkin Gowin
US Census – first head of Household
North Carolina – Hillsborough District, Granville Co. – page 90
0 males over 16, 0 males under 16, 0 females – white. 0 slaves.

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