1728 Thomas Going b. abt 1728 of Brunswick Co, Va.

Thomas Gowen b. abt 1728 – Brunswick Co 1736, Lunenburg Co 1751, Greensville Co 1782-90ish

Parents: Unknown. Possibly Ambrose Going.

Children:  Unknown

  • Unknown

Siblings: (Note:  Sibling info is speculation at this time.  No confirmation yet).

  • James Gowen4 b. abt 1721 (living in Brunswick Co, Va by 1757)
  • Cave Gowen4 b. abt 1724 (In 1734 bound to James Vaughan in Brunswick, Va).
  • William Gowen4 b. abt 1727 of Truro Parish, Prince William Co, Va (In 1737 bound to John Straughan in Prince William Co, Va)
  • Thomas Gowen4 b. abt 1728 (In 1736 bound to Ralph Jackson in Brunswick, Va).
  • John Gowen4 b. abt 1729 (In 1736 bound to Ralph Jackson in Brunswick, Va).
  • Elsoner Gowen4 b. abt 1730 (In 1740 bound to Ralph Jackson in Brunswick, Va).
  • Drury Gowen4 b. abt 1731 (In 1740 bound to Ralph Jackson in Brunswick, Va).

For additional information see these pages on this site:

(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)


1734 June 6 upon the motion of James Vaughan Jr it is ordered that Cave Gowen a boy about seven years of age be bound to him by the Church Wardens.  Brunswick Court Orders Bk 1, pg. 66. Brunswick Co, Va. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9PH-CKNQ?i=52&cat=274982 ,   https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007646075_00354?pid=1234808&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D1234808%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH928%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH928&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007644234_00053

1734 June 6 motion granted to James Vaughan to have Cave Gowen age 7 bound to him in Brunswick Co Va

1739 July 5 ordered that John and Thomas Going be bound by the Church Wardens as the law directs to Ralph Jackson.  Brunswick Court Orders pg 254.  Brunswick County, Virginia.

1739 July 5 John and Thomas Going bound to Ralph Jackson in Brunswick Co Va

1740 April 3 ordered that Eleanar Going and Drury Going sons to Mary Gowing be bound as the law directs to Ralph Jackson untill they shall arive to the age of twenty one years. according to Order Book 1, page 302. Va. Court Order – Brunswick Co.

1746 – Lunenburg County added in Va, and Granville County in NC

1746 Virginia Counties: 

1746 North Carolina : 

1759 Aug Ct James House v James Gowen case dismd Order bk 7 p 390, Brunswick Co Va

1759 Sept Ct House v Gowen continued case for plea Order bk 7 p 397, Brunswick Co Va

1759 Nov Ct James House v Thomas Gowen plea of not guilty set for trial Order bk 7 p 426, Brunswick Co Va

1760 May 28 James House v Thomas Gowing continued to next ct, Order Bk 8 p 50, Brunswick Co, Va

1760 June 23 Ct with Thomas Gowen v Nathaniel Harrison case continued for next ct to plea, Order bk 8 p. 75, Brunswick Co, Va.

1760 June 23 Thomas Gowen v. Joseph King deft arrested for not appearing case cont for plea at next ct date, Order bk 8 p. 75, Brunswick Co, Va.

1765 Jan 26 – 81-(133) Richard Rains of Brunswick Co to Gray Briggs of Dinwiddie Co. 26 Jan 1765. £105. A mortgage for 307 acres which sd Rains purchased from Thomas Gowen Richard Rains, Joseph Peebles, George Clayton, John Bailey, William Woodward, Lewelling Wmson, Joseph Wmson, Robert Gee Jr., Sd Briggs, Edward Adams, James Adams, Richard Atkins, Reuben Bennitt, Joseph Blayton, Bunell Claiborne, Francis Coleman, Samuel Coleman, Joshua Cook, Samuel Craft, Thomas Craft, William Duglas, Charles Edwards, H. Garrott, Robert Garrott, Henry Gee, Charles Golestone, Benjamin Harrison, Jr., John Hilton, Judith Jones, Tomas Jones, Solomon King, Richard Lanier, Richard Littlepage, William Lucas, Bernd. Major, Frizell McTier, James Proctor, Joseph Proctor, Robert Proctor, Moses Quarles, Richard Rains, Henry Rawlings, William Rawlings, Josiah Reams, John C. Robinson, Peter Simmons Jr, Thomas Steagall, John Tankersly, Roger Tillman, Littleberry White, David Wiggons, Joseph Williamson, John Wood, Gray Briggs. Proved 30 May 1765. N. Edwards DCC.  Brunswick Co, Va.

1765 May Adam Sims v Thomas Going, Jackson, and Howell for debt Order Bk 9 pgs 126, 127 Brunswick Co, Va

1765 July Adam Sims v. Thomas Going, William Clack, Mark Jackson debt judgment for Pltf, Order bk 9, pg 335 Brunswick Co, Va.

1765 Aug Ct William Clack v Thomas Gowen continued to next ct Order Bk 9, pg 432 Brunswick Co Va

1765 Oct 30 William Clack Gent v. Thomas Gowen damages for plaintiff Order bk 10, pg 28, Brunswick Co Va

1767 Sept 29 Harrison and Jones v Thomas Gowen and Thomas Jackson who removed from county, recd judgment Order bk 10, pg 483 to 484, Brunswick Co Va p1

1781 Greensville and Campbell Co, Va added: 

1782 North Carolina Counties: 

1783 – Drury Going, was enumerated as the head of a household of four in the 1783 census of Greensville County, page 55, adjacent to Thomas Going, according to “Heads of Families, Virginia, 1790.”  Greensville Co, Va.

1783 – “James Going”, was listed as the head of a household of seven people in the 1783 census of Greensville County, page 54, near the locations of “Drury Going” and “Thomas Going.” He was taxable in that year on “1 poll, 2 slaves, 2 horses and 8 cattle,” according to “The 1787 Census of Virginia,” page 778.  Greensville Co, Va.

1783 – Thomas Going
Virginia Census – head of household with 1 members white – no blacks. Greensville Co, Va. – pg 55
Greensville Co, Va.

1785 – Thomas Gowing,
Virginia Census – Head of household with 7 white. Prince Edward Co – pg 102.
Prince Edward Co., Va

*1786 Oct 26 – Thos Goin – Tipton
– 225 acr joining Tipton’s Line upon the waters of Cherokee Cr.
Washington Co., Tenn.

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