1730-35 Shadrack Going in Hanover Co Va to Patrick Co Va (Y3)

(Y3) YDNA Group

Parents:  (Unknown – Known options for father of Shadrack to investigate are the following people):

1679 Michael Going in Hanover Co Va (5)                                                                                         –1679 Peter Gowing in Stafford Co Va m Isabel, then Mary Sullivant 1745,(4)
1681 Philip Gowin 1702 militia New Kent Va, 1704 tax New Kent. (4)
1680 Edward Going 1704 tax Gloucester, 1720 Northampton Va
1705-15 William Gowan in Goochland Va m Anna Statia Sullivan (5)
1715 George Gowan in New Kent, Goochland Va (5)
1700 Joseph Gowing in Somerset Co MD 1725, NC 1725 (5)
1700-05 William Gowing Sr in Brunswick and Granville (5)

Children:

Siblings:  Unknown, but it is possible that John Gowen, James Gowen and David Gowen were siblings as they all arrived in the same area at the same time (along Spoon Creek/Blackberry Creek area – see map below). Shadrach was in the same area – and may possibly be related to this group as well – Siblings are not confirmed, but worth investigating.

Southern Virginia Map showing areas Gowen families lived: 

John Gowen’s land – Blackberry Creek, far left of map – nearby David Gowen and James Gowen on Russell Creek  – they all first received land in the area between 1767-69.

States and Counties related to research:

Facts:  

1752 – Halifax County added in Va, and Orange County in NC:

1752 Virginia Counties: 

1756-57 – A “Zadock Gowen/Going” served in the Virginia Militia under Capt Christopher Gist – This “may” be the same as “Shadrack” as the sound of the first name is similar to “Shadrack” – not certain, but worth considering.

1756 Feb and Mar – Zadock Gowen – Captain Christopher Gist
Virginia Militia – Pay Roll of Captain Christopher Gist’s Company
Va Militia

1756 April – Zadock Gowen – Captain Christopher Gist
Virginia Militia – Pay Roll of Captain Christopher Gist’s Company
Va Militia

1756 July 13 – Zadock Gowen – Captain Christopher Gist
Va. Militia 24yrs, 5’6″, from Maryland, Hunter, from Maryland, Enlstmt 2/56 in Baltimore, Md., description very dark, stout, well set- Size Roll of Captain Christopher Gist’s Company
(Other descriptions for other troops included – fair, dark, thin, red hair, well set, tender eyed, hearty, burly).
Va Militia
http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~amxroads/Gist/company.html

1756 July 13 – Zadock Gowen – Captain Christopher Gist
Virginia Militia – Pay Roll of Captain Christopher Gist’s Company
Va Militia

1756 July 13 – Zadock Gowens – Captain Christopher Gist
Virginia Militia – Pay Roll of Captain Christopher Gist’s Company
Va Militia

1756 July – Zadock Gowen – Captain Christopher Gist
Virginia Militia – Pay Roll of Captain Christopher Gist’s Company
Va Militia

1757 July 1 – Zadock Goings – Capt Gist
Va. Militia – 7 men deserted from Capt Gist’s Company – brought back on Jun 1. Return of the Virginia Regiment, Commanded by Gen George Washington, Fort Loudoun, July 1, 1757. Va Militia

1757 Aug 28 – Zadock Going – Capt Robert Spotswood
Va. Militia – A Necessaries Roll of Capt Robert Spotswood’s Company. Virginia Militia.
Va Militia

1757 Sept – Zadoc Gowings – Major Andrew Lewis
Virginia Militia, Return of Major Andrew Lewis’ Company wanting Necessaries.
Va Militia

1757 Oct 7 – Zadock Goings – Capt Robert Spotswood
Va. Militia – 25yrs, 5’6″, fr Maryland, Planter, enlisted Baltimore Md. – A Size Roll of Capt Robert Spotswoods’ Co, Ft Young, Va. Militia.

1763 Sept Court – Halifax County, Va – Shadrach Going – tithes of deft to be added to general list, bk 4, p 205
Plea (order) books, v. 3-4 1759-1764
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4H-19P2-S?i=414&cat=401169

1763 Dec Court – Halifax County, Va – Shadrach Going – tithes of deft to work on rd, bk 4, p 228
Plea (order) books, v. 3-4 1759-1764
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4H-195R-5?i=426&cat=401169

1765 May Court – Halifax County, Va – Shadrach Gowing – report of grand jury, bk 5, p 46
… Shadrach Gowin, Peter Rickman for concealing each one tithable …
Plea (order) books, v. 5-6 1764-1770
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4C-99FY-8?i=40&cat=401169

1766 Aug Court – Halifax County, Va – Shadrach Going v. Commonwealth, bk 5, p 358 – presentment dismissed
Plea (order) books, v. 5-6 1764-1770
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4C-99FS-6?i=199&cat=401169

1767 Pittsylvania Co, Va added: 

1767 July Court – Halifax County, Va – Shadrach Gowing v John Bates, bk 5, p 454
On a petition. Suit on a note (court found in favor of pltf).
Plea (order) books, v. 5-6 1764-1770
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4C-99XY-9?i=247&cat=401169

1768 June 3 – 96. p. 223. 3 June 1768. Lewis Jenkins of Pittsylvania Co. to Shadrack Going of Halifax Co., for £ 35, 387 acres on b.s. of Great Polecat Cr., beg. At Echol’s cor. thence his line south…crossing a bold branch….crossing the main creek (several times), new lines…Robert Walton’s line on the creek, Anderson’s line…to the 1st station. All appurtenances.
Signed: Lewis (x) Jenkins
Witnesses: Thos. Lovelace , George Combs, Benajah Parker, William Mays
Recorded 18 Aug 1768
Halifax County Virginia Deed Book 7 1767-1770

1768 Aug Court – p141. A deed from Lewis Jenkins to Shadrack Gowins was proved by the oaths of the witnesses and [ordered recorded]

1771 – Jas. Turner, Jr. List of Tithables for the year 1771, Halifax Co, Va.
Shadrick Goin 1 poll

1771 Mar Court – p51. George Combs appointed Surveyor of the Road from Boyds Rd to Roberts Rd. He and male tithables of…Shadrach Gowing…order to lay open and clear the said road.

1777 Henry Co, Va added:  

1777 – Halifax County, Va – Shadrach Going, etal v. William Davis, bk 9, p 219, judgment rendered

1778 Feb 18 – p50. 18 Feb 1778. Land of Shadrack Goings is a boundary for a sale of 205a on Boyds Rd by Thomas Loveleace of Antrim Parish.
1778-1784

1779 Mar 17 – p33. 17 Mar 1779. Shadrack Gowings’ land is a boundary for sale by Nicholas Metlock of land on Boyds Rd.

1780 Oct 4 – Will Book 1, p 404-405, Halifax Co, Va.
Last Will and Testament of Stephen Wilson of Halifax County … written on Oct 4, 1780…
… I give and bequeath to Elizabeth my dearly beloved wife whom I likewise constitute make and ordain the sole executrix of this my last will and testament, by her freely to be possessed and enjoyed…
Signed: Stephen Wilson.
Wits: Peter Wilson, David Going, Shadrack Going.
… Proved up on June 20, 1782 …
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007645706_00315?pid=514345&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D514345%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH557%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH557&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645117_00410

1782 Halifax Co Va personal property tax
Guthridge Going 1 poll . 2 horses . 8 cattle (image 4, row 2) …
Shadrick Going 1 poll . 3 horses . 18 cattle (image 7, row 3) …
John Going 1 poll . 1 horse . 3 cattle (image 7, row 3) …
David Going 1 poll . 1 horse . 4 cattle (image 7, row 3) …
Henry Goan 1 poll . 1 horse . . (image 9, row 4) …
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/FreeSample/CDR-000407/1782/

1783 Halifax Co Va personal property tax
Shadrack Going 1 poll . . 4 horses . 11 cattle (image 14, p. 22)
John Going 1 poll . . 2 horses . 2 cattle (image 14, p. 22)
Henry Goan 1 poll . 1 slave, 1 horse . 4 cattle (image 14, p. 23)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1783 – Shadrach Going
Virginia Census – head of household with 12 members white – no blacks. Halifax Co – pg 23.  Halifax Co, Va.
http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790m-02.pdf

1784 Halifax Co Va personal property tax
Shadrack Going 1 poll above 21 . . . 4 horses, 13 cattle (image 4, pg 5)
Henry Goan (or Goare or Goane) 1 poll above 21, 1 slave above 16, 1 slave under 16, . 1 horse, 6 cattle (image 4, page 5)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1784 Mar 8 – p127. 08 Mar 1784. From Alexander Hitson of Antrim Parish to Shadrick Going of same, for £32, abt 78.5a in Antrim Parish on the branch of Pole Cat Creek bounded by Walton, Heriford’s old line…conveyed to said Hitson by Henry Heriford by Halifax deed dated 15 Jan 1784.

1785 Halifax Co Va personal property tax
Henry Goare 1 over 21, 1 slave over 16, . , 2 horses, 7 cattle, ., . (image 6, p. 8)
John Gowan 1 over 21, ., ., ., 4 horses, ., . (image 9, p. 14)
Shadrach Gowan 1 over 21, ., ., 4 horses, 13 cattle, ., . (image 9, p 14)
David Gowan 1 over 21, ., ., 1 horse, 4 cattle, ., . (image 17, p. 29)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1785 – Shadrack Going
Virginia Census – head of household with 10 members white – no blacks. Halifax Co, Va. – pg 89 Halifax Co, Va.
http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790m-03.pdf

1785 – Halifax County, Va – Shadrack Going v. Henry Hopson Sr, bk 11, p 232 – deed acknowledged

1785 Nov 3 – p349. 03 Nov 1785. “Aaron Goings’ old spring branch” is a boundary for a sale by John Noble on a branch of Burches Creek.

1785 Nov 17 – bk 13, p 316. … between Shadrach Going of Halifax County … and Henry Hopson of the said Colony … Shadrack Going for and in consideration of the sum of 450 pounds … paid by the said Henry Hopson … confirm … a certain tract of land … on each side of Pole Cat Creek in Halifax County containing 451 acres … beginning at the Branch at the corner of the sd Going fence … crossing the main creek … in Robert Walton’s line on the Creek … crossing two branches and Boyd old road .. in Andersons line … conveyed to the sd Going from two pattens first from Lewis Jenkins to the sd Going by patten, secondly from Henry Hereford to Alexander Eidson and from him to the said Going by deed and from the said Going to the sd Henry Hopson …
Signed: Shadrack Going.
On a deed recorded November 17, 1785.
Deed books, v. 12-13 1780-1786. Halifax County, Va.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL6-49Z6-Y?i=415&cat=406522

1786 Henry Co Va
frame 217,
Shadrack Going, 312006/13
James Going, 1100013
David Going, 1100013
Moses Going  2110037
frame 218,
John Going, & 4 sons 523007/21
David Going,  & 4 sons 541000/10/17
John Going, Jr. & Ward Barrett 21100020
John Going, 1100012
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/henry.htm

1787A Henry Co Va
free tithes 16 and over/ slaves over 16/ slaves under 16/ horses/ cattle –
frame 253,
John Going, Senr.: Jno & Zephaniah 20011/30
Claiborne Going, 0000
Shadrack Going, 1009/13
Nathan Going, 0001
James Going, 00025
John Going, (Mayo River) 10014
David Going, & Wm & Jacob 20010/5
John Going, (Dan River) 00015
Charles Going, 0001
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/henry.htm

1788B Henry Co Va
whites 21+/whites 16-21/ slaves over 16, slaves under 16/ horses/ cattle
frame 301,
Gowing, David 5009
Going, James, Junr. 1001
Going, Claiborne (Dan River) 1001`
Going, Benjamin 1005
Going, Shadrack 3006
Going, James (Dan River) 1002
Going, John (Mayo River) 1003
Going, Nathan 1001
frame 302,
Going, Charles 1001
Going, John (Black Berry) 4008
Going, Zephaniah 1001
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/henry.htm

1789A Henry Co Va
Going, Benjamin 1003
frame 314,
Gowing, William 1002
Going, Shadrack 3006
Going, Nathan 1001
Going, Claborne (Dan River) 1001
Going, David 3008
frame 315,
Going, James 1003
Going, John (Black Berry) 6009
Going, Isaiah 1
Going, John (Mayo River) 1001
Going, Charles 1001
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/henry.htm

1790B Henry Co Va
frame 352,
Gowing, Nathan 1001
Gowing, Charles 1003
Gowing, Isaac 1001
Gowing, David 1006
Gowing, Shadrack 2006
Gowing, Labon 1
Gowing, Benjamin 2004
Gowing, Claborn 1001
Gowing, John (Russell’s Creek) 1001
Gowing, William 1002
Gowing, John (Black Berry) 50011
Gowing, James 1002
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/henry.htm

1791 Patrick Co, Va added: 

Patrick County, Va – INFO
1791 frame 150, Patrick Co Va
Going, Shadrack 2005
Going, Claborn (Dan River) 1001
Going, Labon 1001
Going, Benjamin Senr. 2005
Going, Nathan 1001
Going, Joseph 1202
Gowing, John 1001
Going, Isaac 1001
Going, James (Dan River) 1003
Going, William 2003
Going, Benjamin Junr. 1001
Gowing, David 1006
frame 151,
Gowing, Jacob 1001
Gowing, Charles 1001
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/patrick.htm

1791-99 – Shadrack Going
1000 acres of John Marr
1791-1799 Patrick County Land Index
Patrick Co, Va
http://interactive.ancestry.com/6131/VGS_1986_01_01_0112/516981872?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fdb%3dvgs%26gss%3dsfs28_ms_db%26new%3d1%26rank%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gsln%3dGoing%26gsln_x%3d0%26MSAV%3d1%26uidh%3dm37&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnSearchResults&rc=167,2136,462,2165;171,2219,463,2248;171,2265,292,2294;171,2311,296,2340;171,2390,307,2419#?imageId=VGS_1986_01_01_0112

1792 June 11 – Shadrach Gowin from John Marr Bk 1, p 75
Between the County of Henry and State of Virginia of the one part and Shadrach Gowin of the County of Patrick and State aforesaid of the other part … John Marr hath … in consideration of the sum of 500 pounds … sold … unto the said Shadrack Gowin … land … in the County of Patrick … on both sides of Little Dan River containing 1000 acres … bounded West side of the sd River … thence South … crossing Sandy Creek … on the County Line … crossing the sd River to the first station…
Signed: John Marr
Wit: Wm Hudspeth, Thomas Mitchell, Rode Moore, Robert Hudspeth
Deeds, Vols. 1-2 1791-1806. Patrick Co, Va
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-9Q2?i=47&cat=403494

1792 frame 163, Patrick Co Va
Gowing, David 2008
Gowing, Isaac 1001
Gowing, Benjamin Sr. 3006
Gowing, Shadrack 2005
Gowing, Labon 1001
Going, Nathan 1002
Gowing, Claborn 1001
Gowing, James Junr. 1001
Going, Joseph 1201
Going, Benjamin Jr. 1001
Going, Charles 1002
Going, Jacob 1001
Going, John Junr. 1
Going, James 1003
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/patrick.htm

1793 frame 177, Patrick Co Va
Gowing, Shadrack 2005
Gowing, William 1003
Gowing, Benjamin Junr. 1001
Gowing, Charles 1001
Gowine, Joseph 1102
Gowin, James Senr. 1004
Gowin, James Junr. 1001
Gowin, Labon 1001
Gowin, Shadrack Junr. 1001
Gowin, Claborn 1001
Gowin, Nathan 1
Gowin, John (Mayo) 1
Gowin, David 2006
Gowin, Benjamin 3006
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/patrick.htm

1793 Dec 10 Shadrack Going, Thomas Ward, and Joshua Adams post bond in Patrick County, Virginia for Shadrack Going to be administrator of Nathan Going decd’sestate. Signed: Shadrack Going, Thomas Ward, Joshua Adams. Patrick County, Virginia. bk 1 pg 6.

1794 Patrick Co Va
Goin, Shadrack Senr. 2005
Goin, Clabon 1001
Goin, Labon 1001
Goin, James Junr. 1001
Goin, Shadrack Junr. 1001
Going, James Senr. 1003
Goin, Charles 1001
Gowin, Isaac 1001
Goin, William 1006
Goin, Benjamin Junr. 1001
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/patrick.htm

1795 frame 207, Patrick Co Va
Gowing, David 2007
Gowing, Isaac 1001
Gowing, William 1005
Gowine, Joseph 1102
Goin, Shadrack Sen. 3007
Goin, Shadrack Junr. 1001
Goin, James, Jr. 1001
Goin, Benjamin Junr. 1001
Goin, Charles 1001
Goin, James 1005
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/patrick.htm

1796 frame 220, Patrick Co Va
Gowing, Shadrack Junr. 1001
Gowing, James 1001
Gowing, Joseph 1003
Gowing, William 1005
Gowing, Labon 1001
Gowing, Shadrack Senr. 3005
Gowing, David 3005
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/patrick.htm

1797 frame 234, Patrick Co Va
Goin, Joseph 1003
Goin, James 2004
Goin, Zelph 1002
Goin, Shadrack Junr. 1
Goin, David 3005
Goin, Shadrack Senr. 2005
Goin, Labon 1001
Goin, William 1005
Goin, Isaack 1002
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/patrick.htm

1798 frame 250, Patrick Co Va
Goin, Obediah 1
Goin, Labon 1001
Goin, Shadrack Junr. 1001
frame 251,
Goin, David 2005
Goin, Isaac 1005
Goin, Shadrack Sen. 2005
Goin, Jacob 1002
Goin, John (Mayo) 1
Goin, Benjamin 1
Goin, John (Big Dan River) 2
Goin, James 2006
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/patrick.htm

1798A Pittsylvania Co Va
Going, Shadrack & Mother 1 tithe 1 slave 12-16, 5 horses [frame 41]
Going, Benjamin 1 tithe [frame 42]
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/pittsylvania.htm

1799 frame 268, Patrick Co Va
Going, John 1
Going, Obediah 1
Going, William 1004
Going, Zephaniah 1
Going, Labon 1002
Going, Shadrack 1005
Going, James 2008
Going, John 1
frame 269,
Going, David 1003
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/patrick.htm

1799 June 24 – Pages 306-07. William Wood. Estate account. 1789-91. Henry Lyne, administrator.
Payments made to John Cox, George Waller Jr., Blizzard McGruder, Lewis Davis, Richd. Venable, Edwd. Henry, Thos. Stovall, Geo. Hairston.
Receipts from Wm. Gardner, Henry McGuffy, Patrick Coleman, Robert Stockton, Moses Reynolds, Saml., Staples, Alexr. Hunter, Reuben Payne, Richard Venable, George Hairston (for six surveyors Shadrick Goings, Wm. Hikinbottoms, Jno. Stuart, James Spencer, Igns. Redman and Wm. West), Asburay Franklin, Blizzard McGruder (for surveys received of Walter R. Cole and Newsom Pace).   Examined by John Cox and John Salmon 24 June 1799.  Returned 24 June 1799.  Henry County Wills.  Henry Co, Va.
http://www.americanancestors.org/databases/virginia-genealogist-the/image/?pageName=22&volumeId=8736

1800 frame 288, Patrick Co Va
Going, Joseph 2003
Going, Isaac 1003
Going, Benjamin 1001
Going, Labon 1002
Going, Caleb 1001
Going, William 1003
Going, James 2004
Going, Martin 1
Going, Shadrick 0005
Going, Obed 1
Going, Jacob 1002
Going, David 1002
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/patrick.htm

1800 B Pittsylvania Co Va
Going, Shadrick & Mother 1 tithe 1 slave 12-16, 4 horses [frame 226]
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/pittsylvania.htm

1801 Patrick Co Va
Going, Francis 1001
Going, John 1
Going, Obediah 1001
Going, Caleb 1001
Going, Labon 1001
Going, Isaac 1004
frame 315,
Going, James 3006
Going, John (Dan River) 2001
Going, Benjamin 1002
Going, William 1003
Going, Shadrick 1004
Going, Joseph 2002
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/patrick.htm

1802 Patrick Co Va
Gowing, Caleb 1
Gowing, Labon 1002
Gowing, Joseph 2003
frame 343,
Gowing, William 1003
Gowing, Benjamin 1002
Gowing, Shadrack 0005
Going, John D.R. 2001
Gowing, Benjamin 1
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/patrick.htm

1802A Pittsylvania Co Va
Going, Sitha & son 1 tithe 2 slaves 12-16, 3 horses [frame 376]
Going, John Free Negroe 1 tithe 2 horses
Smith, James Negroe with Shad Going 1 tithe [frame 384]
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/pittsylvania.htm

1803 frame 369, Patrick Co Va
Going, Johnson 1001
Going, William, Sr. 1003
Going, John D.R. 1001
Going, John M. 1
Going, William Qr.? 1
frame 370,
Going, Labon 1002
Going, Benja 1002
Going, Shadrick 0005
Going, Benja DR 2003
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/patrick.htm

1804 Patrick Co Va
William Going 1006
James Going 2003
Benjamin Going 1003
John Going 2
Shadrack Going 0002
Obediah Going 1
Hezekiah Going 1001
Johnson Going 1001
William Going Junr. 1
John Going (Mayo) 1
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/patrick.htm

1805 frame 427, Patrick Co Va
John Going Junr. 1001
James Going 2002
John Going Snr. 2002
William Going 1005
Shadrack Going 0003
Obediah Going 1
Benja Going 1001
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/patrick.htm

1805 Dec Court. Patrick County, Virginia. Shadrack Going will. Beloved wife Hannah Going. Jeercesha Going and Keziah Going. My plantation where I now live on both sides of Little Dan River to my beloved son Obediah Going. Beloved daughter Keziah Going. Rebecca Going daughter of Fanny Going wife of Edmund Bowlin, beloved son John Going, son David Smith Going, son James Going, Fanny Bowlin wife of Edmund Bowlin, my son Claborne Going, son Solom Going, son Shadrack Going, Hannah Beazley wife of Thomas Beazley, Thomas Beazley, Shadrack Beazley son of Thomas Beazley and wife. My son Caleb Going. William Carter and William Burge executors. Signed: Shadrack Going. Wits: David Guines, William Coomes, Hainy Adams. Patrick County, Virginia. 1805 Dec: Last will of Shadrack Going 
Wills, Inventories and Accounts, Vol 1-3, 1791-1847. pg. 80-81. Patrick, Virginia, USA
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9085&h=2033355&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH762&_phstart=successSource

1806 March 27 inventory of the estate of Shadrack Going decd. Signed: Nathl Smith, James Gaines, Lain Hanly. Patrick County, Va pg 84.

1806A Pittsylvania Co Va
Going, Richard with J. Hill 1 tithe 2 horses [frame 568]
Going, Shadrack & Mother 1 tithe 1 slave 12-16, 2 horses
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/pittsylvania.htm

1807A Pittsylvania Co Va
Going, Shadrack & Mother 1 tithe 1 slave 12-16, 1 horse
Going, Richard 1 tithe 2 horses
Going, Jesse 1 tithe 2 horses
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/pittsylvania.htm

1809 Pittsylvania Co Va
Going, Vincent & Alexander 2 tithes [frame 661]
Going, Jesse 1 tithe 1 horse
Going, Richard 1 tithe 2 horses
Going, Sitha 1 slave 12-16, 1 horse
Going, Shadrack 1 tithe 1 slave 12-16, 3 horses
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/pittsylvania.htm

1810B Pittsylvania Co Va
Shadrack Going 1 tithe 1 slave over 16, 5 horses [frame 709]
Richard Going 1 tithe 1 horse
Jesse Going 1 tithe 1 horse [frame 710]
Alexander Going 1 tithe 1 horse [frame 711]
Vincent Going 1 tithe 1 horse
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/pittsylvania.htm

1834 David Goen in Hamilton County, TN (David Smith Goen – son of Shadrack?)
76 yrs old in 1834 –
DOB December 21, 1757 in Hanover Co, Va
Volunteered under Capt Rogers in Halifax Co, Va – served at least 3 tours as a private.
After war, lived in Halifax Co, Va till 1791 (5-6yrs) then moved to Grayson Co, Va until 1794 (3 yrs), then moved to Wythe Co, Va until 1805 (10 yrs).
Then moved to Grainger Co, TN and lived there till 1820 (14 yrs), then moved to Hamilton Co, TN (lived there one year as of application)

Younger brother Laban Goen can testify for him.

Laban Goen lives in Hamilton Co, TN in 1834
70 yrs old at time of affid. Both he and David lived with
parents when David entered service. Laban did not enter
service.
….
May 28, 1839 – payment to David Goens

July 30, 1841 – children of David Goen dec’d apply for benefits.
out of Knoxville Co, TN
http://revwarapps.org/s3406.pdf (follow link for full transcription of application).
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1995/MIUSA1775D_135666-00896?pid=24033&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D1995%26h%3D24033%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DkUu1195%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=kUu1195&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=MIUSA1775D_135666-00896

(The following case involves Hannah Going – daughter of Shadrack Going .  She married Thomas Beasley and had several children … apparently he had some earlier relationship with another woman who claimed to be his actual wife – she was challenging the distribution of his estate … some salacious details follow in her allegations against Thomas Beasley):  You can find this case at the “Virginia Chancery Record Index” at the following link:  https://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/chancery/   (Search for surname Beasley and/or Going in Patrick County, Virginia).

1838 May – To his othe Judge of the Circuit Superior Court of law and Chancery for the County of Patrick.
Humbly complaining …. your oratrix Elizabeth Beasley of Cabill (Campbell?) County, Virginia that many years ago to wit … being at that time the widow of Elias Bellow (her maiden name being Strange) she intermarried with one Thomas Beasley a resident of the county aforesiad. That for some short time after the marriage aforesaid they resided together probably for about the space of twelve months, during which period your oratrix …. conducting herself with the utmost propriety and affection towards her said husband, was subjected by him to the most curel and degrading treatment, he not only made it his set business to deny her all comforts … to mortify and harass her feelings, but inflicted constantly on her cruel and … whippings, drove her repeatedly to the woods at late periods of the night and finally drove her off without making any provision whatever for her support. When your oratrix went to the house of the said Beasley as his wife she found that he had been living in fornication with a free woman of color by whom he had many children and she and her children even made … the said Thomas Beasley as instruments of insult and injury to your oratrix. During her residence with him, he continued his intercourse with the aforesaid free negro under the eyes of your oratrix giving her the …. in his affections and setting her over your oratrix in the family and in the …. of his affairs. So great was the hatred of the said free negro to your oratrix and such the sway she executed over the said Beasley that she was in a principal degree the incentive to the many wrongs and indignities which your oratrix received from her husband. During the stay of your oratrix with her said husband she became by him the mother of a boy called Thomas whom she took with her in her flight and removed to the County of Cabill (Campbell?) among her relatives. During all the period of the separation of your oratrix from her husband she has remained in a …  without forming any connection with any man whatever or doing anything to darken her reputation. The said Thomas Beasley has continued ever since the separation to cohabitate with the aforesaid free woman by whom he has had many children until his death which occurred some time in the year 1835, having mad a will which was regularly admitted to probate in the County Court of Patrick a copy of which is herewith exhibited as part of this bill.
Your oratrix charges that the said Thomas Beasley her husband died the owner of a considerable real and personal estate all of which it will be … from the will aforesaid he devised to his concubine (the aforesaid free negro) and the bastard issue which he ad by her pretermitting both your oratrix and her son the aforesaid Thomas for neither of whom has he mad the slightest provision of any kind whatever. In tnder consideration of the premises and for as much as your oratrix is without remedy in the premises at law and only relivable in equity whose matters of this kind are properly cognizable may Thos I Tatum the exors n the said will named be made Deft to this bill and the following persons to whom the whole estate is left … Viz: Hannah Beasley alias Going, the free woman with whom the said Thomas Beasley resided and the following her children by him viz: Thomas Going alias Beasley, Hardin Going alias Beasley, Seaton Chandler and Hannah his wife formerly Beasley alias Going. Benjamin Harris and Catharine his wife formerly Beasley alias Going. Polly Beasley alias Going, Shadrack Beasley alias Going. Mary Chandler, Jane Chandler, Lucinda Chandler, Priscilla Chandler, and Judith Chandler.
May the true and perfect answer make to the allegations herein contained, may your oratrix be deemed dower in the land and slaves of her deceased husband and a distributive share according to law in his personal estate after the payment of debts and finally may such other and further relief be extended to your oratrix as equity and the nature of her case require. May it please your Honor to grant to.
Signed: Carter Cheatham and Whittle.

1838 June 15 – The answer of Hardin Beasley, Thomas Beasley, Seaton Chandler and Hannah his wife, formerly Hannah Beasley, to a bill of complaint exhibited against them and others in the Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery for the County of Patrick by Elizabeth Beaseley.
… the many errors … and false allegations in the bill contained … Whether any marriage ever took place between the Plaintiff and Thomas Beasley the father of your respondents … call upon the Plaintiff for strict proof thereof if however any such marriage did ever take place your respondents charge expressly that the same was illegal and void. These respondents are informed and believe therefore charge that if any such marriage did take place, the plaintiff was at the time a married woman the wife of one Elias Bellow, who was then living and was therefore incompetent to contract any other marriage. Whether the plaintiff and the said Thomas Beasley lived together as man and wife for twelve months they are also of their own knowledge uninformed. They do not admit the fact and call upon the Plaintiff for proof thereof. Whether any issue was born of the Plaintiff by the said Thomas thy are also ignorant and do not admit. They call upon her for proof of that fact. They are informed that no such issue was born while they lived together (if they ever did live together) and therefore charge the fact to be that no issue was born while the parties were living together. Then respondents further answering say they are informed and believe and therefore charge that the said Thomas Beasley … that the Plaintiff was before he had anything to do with her a married woman, the wife of the said Elias Bellow, who was still living from obvious motives of propriety and duty decline to continue any further intercourse with her. They deny therefore that the Plaintiff was at any time the widow of said Elias Bellow or any body else. That she was a a widow or single woman at the time of any supposed marriage between her and the said Beasley.
The respondents do not of their own knowledge … Your respondent Hardin was quite small, the others know nothing. Your respondent Hardin was informed by his father the said Thomas Beaseley that the Plaintiff was guilty of many … of gross …. and her proprioet towards the said Thomas in some instances breaking open his chests, stealing his money … therfore she was treated harshly they suppose it was only the result of her own misconduct.
As to all and every charge connected with the mother of your respondents, Hardin, Thomas and Hannah, they cannot … say much. Their father adn their mother lived together many years in peace and had many children and at his death the said Thomas gave his estate to such of his children as he thought deserving in his comity. Your respondents are advised that the said Thomas had by law full right to dispose of his estate by his last will and testament to any person he might choose. ….
That she never set up any such claim or brought any such suit and delayed until after his death, when from the great lapse of time since her pretended marriage and the death of many persons ….

1839 Sept – Order was that no proof brought, so case dismissed.

From Gowen Manuscript: 

Shadrach Going was born about 1725 of parents unknown, probably in Hanover County. Jack Harold Goins wrote, “Shadrack may have been a brother to David Goins, and also my 8th generation grandfather, John Goins, all from the same area of Virginia. Some researchers refer to them as the Grist Mill Goins. John Going was the first person granted permission to build a Grist Mill in Henry County, Virginia and David was soon to follow him.

Hanover County was formed in 1720 from New Kent County, the residence of Mihil Gowen when he died. Shadrach Going was married about 1748, wife unknown, probably in Hanover County. It is believed that he was married three times.

He continued to live in Hanover County in November 1757 and in 1760 when sons David Smith Going and Laban Going were born. By 1765, he had removed to Halifax County, Virginia. Halifax County was formed in 1752 from Antrim Parish of Lunenburg County.

In the May 1765 Court session “Shadrack Going” & Peter Rickman were indicted by the Halifax County grand jury “for concealing each one Tithable.” In the August 1766 Court term charges against “Shadrack Going” were dismissed by the Grand Jury, according to Minute Book 5, [Part 2], page 358.

Shadrach Going purchased June 3, 1768 from Lewis Jenkins of adjoining Pittsylvania County, Virginia 387 acres of land located on both sides of Polecat Creek for £35, according to Halifax County Deed Book 7, page 223. The land was “bounded by Echols, Robert Walton, Anderson and Main Creek. Witnesses to the deed were Thomas Lovelace, George Combs, Bebajah Parker and William [X] Mays. Shadrack Going had the document recorded August 18, 1768.

On October 4, 1780, in Halifax County, “Shadrack Going,” “David Going” and Peter Wilson witnessed the will of Stephen Wilson. The will was proved June 20, 1782 “by two witnesses [unnamed].” Shadrach Going appeared in the 1782 tax list of Halifax County with 12 in his family. “Shadrack Going,” with 10 members in his household, appeared in the 1785 census of Halifax County, along with John Going, four members and David Going, four members, assumed to be his brothers or his sons.

On a deed recorded November 17, 1785, “Shadrack Going” sold 451 acres on Pole Cat Creek to Henry Hobson. This may have included the land he purchased from Lewis Jenkins in 1768.

Pittsylvania County, Virginia was formed in 1766 with land from Halifax County. Henry County, Virginia was formed in 1776 with land from Pittsylvania County. Patrick County, Virginia was formed with land from Henry County, Virginia in 1790.

Shadrach Going was first mentioned in Patrick County, Virginia records when he bought 1,000 acres June 11, 1792 on both sides of the Little Dan River from John Marr for £500 pounds, a lot of money for that time, according to Donna Gowin Johnston, researcher of Casper, Wyoming.

The plantation of Shadrack Going was the scene of a jury in­quest held to determine the cause of death of Nathan Going, believed to be his son, according to Patrick County Will Book 1, page 53. The inquest was dated November 9, 1793, ac­cording to Lela C. Adams in “Abstracts of Wills, Inventories and Accounts, Patrick County, Virginia:”

“Inquisition taken at the plantation of Shadrack Going before Edward Tatum, a commissioner. The body of Nathan Going then and there lying dead. One Robert Hall on Saturday, 21 September last, on the plantation of Jacob Lawson mortally wounded the said Going on the head with a weeding hoe and broke the skull of Going through the rage and passion of Robert Hall.

Jurors: Jonathan Hanby, foreman, Obadiah Hudson, Isaac Pennington, Aaron Rea, Harberd Smith, Warham Easley, William Easley, Thomas Collings, William Collings, Anthony Collings, John Wilson and Richard Davidson.”

Shadrack Going posted bond and was appointed administrator of the estate of Nathan Going December 10, 1793, according to Will Book 1, page 6. The estate of “Nathan Goings” was appraised at £25:8:10 by Obadiah Hudson, John Rea and James Taylor and returned to the court May 23, 1794, according to Will Book 1, page 22. The estate consisted of “4 notes amounting to £24.2.3, hammer, gun and rasp, Total: £25:8:10.”

On November 4, 1793 Shadrack Going administered the estate of Nathan Going who had been “killed by being struck in the head with the eye of a weeding hoe by Robert Hall on the plantation of Jacob Lawson.” Thomas Ward and Joshua Adams were his bondsmen. Edward Tolman, John Hanby and Nathaniel Smith were appointed to settle the estate.

In 1797, “Shadrach Going, Sr, Joseph Going, John Going, James Going, Zeph Going, Shadrack Going, Jr, David Going, Laban Going, William Going and Isaac Going” appeared as taxpayers in Patrick County, Virginia.

June Smith, Foundation Member transcribed the Going individuals listed in the early tax lists of Patrick County which was formed in 1790 from Henry County.

In 1800, “Shadrach Going, Joseph Going, Isaac Going, Benjamin Going, Labon Going, Caleb Going, William Going, James Going, Martin Going, Obediah Going, Jacob Going and David Going” appeared as taxpayers in Patrick County.

In 1801, “Shadrach Going, John Going, Obediah Going, Caleb Going, Laberne Going, Isaac Going, Johnson Going, David Going, James Going, John Going on the Dan River, Benjamin Going, William Going and Joseph Going” were on the Patrick County tax list.

In 1802, “Shadrach Going, William Going, Benjamin Going, John Going on Dan River and Benjamin Going appeared on the Patrick County tax list.

In 1803, “Shadrach Going, Johnson Going, John Going, William Going, Sr, Laban, Benjamin Going on Dan River” were recorded as taxpayers.

In 1804, “Shadrach Going, William Going, William Going, Jr, James Going, Benjamin Going, John Going, Obediah Going and Johnson Going” were taxpayers in Patrick County.

In 1805, “Shadrach Going, James Going, John Going, John Going, Jr, William Going, Abidiah Going, Benjamin Going were taxpayers in Patrick County.

In 1806, “William Going, William Going, Jr, John Going, Obadiah Going, Benjamin Going, James Going and Stephen Going appeared on the Patrick County tax rolls.

In 1807, “Hezekiah Gowing, Obediah Going, James Going, William K. Going, Stephen Going and Barbrezel Going” appeared as Patrick County taxpayers.

In November 1803, “Shadrack Goine” sold 48 acres of his 1,000 acres to his grandson, Shadrack Beazley for a “valuable consideration.”

The will of Shadrack Going, dated June 4, 1805, was filed in Patrick County Will Book 1, pages 80-81 and abstracted in “Abstracts of Wills, Inventories and Accounts, Patrick County, Virginia:”

“Will of Shadrack Going, being sick and weak . . .

Legatees: to my beloved wife, Hannah one feather bed, furniture, kitchen furniture, ‘youse’ of one sorrell mare and possession of my house and her support out of my plantation during her natural lifetime and at her death her bed, furniture, etc. to be ‘ekwil’ divided between Jerushe & Keziah Going.

The plantation whereon I now live on both sides of Little Dan River to my beloved son Obediah, also my hackle and one sorrell stud, mare and colt. His mother is to have the use of the mare when she wishes. Also to him bed, furniture, plantation working tools, 4 head cattle, all hogs in order to support himself and mother.

To beloved daughter Keziah Going, 1 rone horse, saddle, bridle, 1 cow, bed and furniture.

To Rebecca Going, daughter of Fanny Going, wife of Edmond Bowlin, one cow.

To the following beloved sons, 5 shillings each, to wit: John Going, David Smith Going, James Going, Claborne Going, Solomon Going, Shadrack Going and Caleb Going.

To daughter Fanny Bowlin, wife of Edmund Bowlin, 5 shillings.

To daughter Hannah Beazley, wife of Thomas Beazley, 5 shillings.

My upper plantation on the south side of Little Dan River I have already given to Shadrack Beazley, son of Thomas Beazley, by deed.

Executors: William Carter and William Burge.

Witnesses: David P—-, William Coomer, H— Adams.
Will returned to December Court, 1805.”

On March 27, 1806, William Carter posted bond and received the administration of the estate of Shadrack Going. He made a return to the court in March 1806. In the May 1806 term of the court he returned the inventory of the deceased: “5 books, household items and livestock, Total: $289.13.” Appraisers were Nathaniel Smith, James L. Gaines and Samuel Hanby, Jr.

Quoting from Patrick County Deed Book 3, page 87:

“State of Tennessee}
County of Grainger}

“Whereas Shadrack Gowing, late of the county of Patrick . . . possessed land in said county lying on Little Dan River, containing 912 acres and also possessed of a considerable personal estate . . . whereas Shadrick Gowing had the following children, Jerusha, John, David Smith, James, Fanny, Claiborne, Leaborne [Laban], Kesiah, Shadrake [Shadrach], Hannah, Obediah, and Caleb. . . . sons John, James, Caleb, Claiborne, Shadrick and Leaborne . . . appoint Henry Howell of the County of Grainger . . . their true and lawful attorney . . . to sue . . . Obediah Gowing for settling the property unfairly and submitting a will which was not Shadrack Gowing’s will.

July 24, 1806 John Gowing James Gowing
Caleb Gowing Claiborne Gowing
Leaborne Gowing Jerusha Gowing
Witnesses:
J. J. Jack, Leaborne Gowing, Henry Howell”

It is interesting to note that Jerusha Going signed the instru­ment with her brothers, but was not mentioned in the document. “Shadrack Gowing” was mentioned in the document, but did not sign it. “Leaborne [Laban] Gowing, one of the plaintiffs, also signed as a witness.

On March 31, 1808 “Jerusha Gowing and Kesiah Gowing, heirs of Shadrack Gowing, dec’d, gave a quit claim deed to their interest in the estate to Gabriel Hanby, Sr. On August “Obediah Going of this county sells to Gabriel Hanby 1,200 acres on the Little Dan River for $1,600 whereon Shadrick Going, deceased lived.” The deed was witnessed by William Carter, Thomas [X] Beasley and John Tatum.

Patrick County Deed Book 3, page 83 records an apparent set­tlement of the dispute dated October 30, 1807:

“I, Henry Howell, attorney for John Going, James Going and Laborne [no last name] have this day by virtue of my power compromised all manner of dispute about the will of Shadrack Going, dec’d and so hereby for the above named persons transfer all their right and rights unto a certain tract of land to Gab’l Hanby and for which land a suit was brought in Patrick Court to set aside a second will, as witness my hand and seal.

Witnesses: Henry Howell
Nat’l Claiborne,
Fleming Saunders”

On February 20, 1812, James S. Gains and Obediah Goin, “heir at law of Shadrack Goin, dec’d exchanged land on the west side of the Goin line on Thomas Beazley’s corner,” ac­cording to Patrick County Deed Book 3, page 530. Witnesses were John Tatum, Thomas Beazley and William D. Gaines.

Following is the list compiled by Donna Gowin Johnston of the known children of Shadrack Going/Gowing:

John Going born about 1749
David Smith Going born November 21, 1751
Laban Going born in 1757
Daniel Going born about 1760
Hannah Going born about 1763
Caleb Going born about 1765
James Going born about 1769
Solomon Going born about 1771
Claiborne Going born about 1773
Shadrack Going, Jr. born about 1775
Obadiah Going born about 1776
Nathan Going born about 1777
Fanny Going born about 1781
Rebecca Going born about 1783
Jerusha Going born about 1787
Keziah Going born about 1789

Traces of the descendants of Shadrack Going have been found in several counties in Tennessee: Claiborne, Grainger, Hamilton, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Knox, Roane and Wilson. The 1810 tax list of Grainger County lists six sons and one son-in-law of Shadrack Gowin/Going of Patrick County, Virginia:

“Bolling, Edmund 1 white poll
Goan, John 1 white poll 90 ac. on Young’s Crk
Goan, Claiborne 1 white poll 100 ac. on Young’s
Crk
Goan, James 1 white poll
Goan, William 1 white poll
Goan, Shaderick 1 white poll
Goan, Daniel 1 white poll 338 ac, Richland Crk
Gowin, Caleb 1 white poll
*Howell Henry 1 white poll 900 ac. on Young’s
Crk
*Attorney for Going brothers in Patrick County lawsuit.

The 1810 census records these families differently:

“Bolen, Edmund 8 free colored 6 children
Goan, John 9 free colored 7 children
Goan, Claibourn 8 free colored 6 children
Goan, James 3 free colored 1 white fem. 16-26
Goan, Shadrach 5 free colored 3 children
Goan, Caleb 6 free colored 4 children”

“Goin, Daniel white male 26-45
white female 26-45
white female 10-16
white female 10-16
white male 0-10
white male 0-10
white male 0-10
white male 0-10
white female 0-10
slave”

“Guin, Joseph white male 26-45
white female 16-26
white male 0-10
white female 0-10”

“Guin, William white male 26-45
white female 26-45
white female 10-16
white female 0-10”

Virginia Easley DeMarse, Foundation researcher, compiled a list of the early taxpayers of Grainger County of interest to Gowen chroniclers. Her account read:

“By the provisions of the Act of 1797, the justices were authorized to take lists of taxable property and polls in various captains’ companies of the militia. White polls were “all free males and male servants, between the age of twenty-one and fifty years;” slaves, “all slaves male and female, between the age of twelve and fifty years.” On Monday, November 3, 1809, the Grainger County Court ordered ten justices to take the list of taxable property and make their returns at the next court session. The returns were made February 19, 20, 21, 1810. The amount of tax was omitted on the copy I abstracted from.

The headers for the following list are:
1) on each 100 acres, 12.5 cents
2) each town lot, 25 cents
3) each free poll, 12.5 cents
4) each black poll, 25 cents 5)
5) each retail store, $5.00.
The acreage is listed after item 1.

Polls and Taxable property in 1811 in Captain William Mays’s Company of Militia returned by Moses Hodge included:

John Goan, 90 acres North Holston, Young’s Creek, no polls.
Claiborne Goan, 100 acres North Holston, Young’s Creek , 1 free poll.
James Goan, 1 free poll.

List of polls and taxable property in the bounds of Captain Elisha Williamson’s Company returned by Henry Boatman included:

William Goan, 1 free poll.
Shaderick Goan, 1 free poll.

List of polls and taxable property in the bounds of Captain John Bull’s Company, returned by John Moffet included:

Caleb Gowin, 1 free poll.

List of Polls and Taxable Property returned by William Clay in the bounds of Captain Richard Cotses’ Company included:

Samuel Bunch, 180 acres at Richland, 1 free poll.
Samuel Bunch for John Spencer, 2.
John Bunch, Senr. 187 acres R. C, 2 polls (black?).
John Bunch, Senr. 200 acres R. Knobbs, 6 (black?) polls, 4 other polls.

Captain Samuel Richardson’s Company returned by David Tate, included:

William Guynn, 200 acres, 1 free poll.

Captain Thomas Sharp’s Company returned by Mathew Campbell included:

Daniel Goan, 338 acres R. Creek, 1 free poll.
Robert Gains, 150 acres R. L. McNabbs, 1 free poll.

From tax lists it is apparent that six sons of Shadrack Going spent these years in Grainger County:

John Gowin 1806-1828
James Going 1799-1811
Claiborne Goins 1810-1811
Caleb Gowin 1808-1819
David Smith Goins 1819-1827

Shadrach Going had at least 10 children born by 1782. The sons in Grainger County at the time of his death in 1805 were at least 18 years old, all born before 1787. Judging from the size of their families in 1810, they were probably much older.

Shadrach Going

Shadrach Going was born about 1725 of parents unknown, probably in Hanover County. The county was formed in 1720 from New Kent County, the residence of Mihil Gowen when he died. Shadrach Going was married about 1748, wife unknown, probably in Hanover County. It is believed that he was married three times.

He continued to live in Hanover County in November 1757 and in 1760 when sons David Smith Going and Laban Going were born. By 1765, he had removed to Halifax County, Virginia. Halifax County was formed in 1752 from Antrim Parish of Lunenburg County.

In the May 1765 Court session “Shadrack Going” & Peter Rickman were indicted by the Halifax County grand jury “for concealing each one Tithable.” In the August 1766 Court term charges against “Shadrack Going” were dismissed by the Grand Jury, according to Minute Book 5, [Part 2], page 358.

Shadrach Going purchased June 3, 1768 from Lewis Jenkins of adjoining Pittsylvania County, Virginia 387 acres of land located on both sides of Polecat Creek for £35, according to Halifax County Deed Book 7, page 223. The land was “bounded by Echols, Robert Walton, Anderson and Main Creek. Witnesses to the deed were Thomas Lovelace, George Combs, Bebajah Parker and William [X] Mays. Shadrack Going had the document recorded August 18, 1768.

On October 4, 1780, in Halifax County, “Shadrack Going,” “David Going” and Peter Wilson witnessed the will of Stephen Wilson. The will was proved June 20, 1782 “by two witnesses [unnamed].” Shadrach Going appeared in the 1782 tax list of Halifax County with 12 in his family. “Shadrack Going,” with 10 members in his household, appeared in the 1785 census of Halifax County, along with John Going, four members and David Going, four members, assumed to be his sons.

On a deed recorded November 17, 1785, “Shadrack Going” sold 451 acres on Pole Cat Creek to Henry Hobson. This may have included the land he purchased from Lewis Jenkins in 1768.

Pittsylvania County, Virginia was formed in 1766 with land from Halifax County. Henry County, Virginia was formed in 1776 with land from Pittsylvania County. Patrick County, Virginia was formed with land from Henry County, Virginia in 1790.

Shadrach Going was first mentioned in Patrick County, Virginia records when he bought 1,000 acres June 11, 1792 on both sides of the Little Dan River from John Marr for £500 pounds, a lot of money for that time, according to Donna Gowin Johnston, researcher of Casper, Wyoming.

The plantation of Shadrack Going was the scene of a jury inquest held to determine the cause of death of Nathan Going, believed to be his son, according to Patrick County Will Book 1, page 53. The inquest was dated November 9, 1793, according to Lela C. Adams in “Abstracts of Wills, Inventories and Accounts, Patrick County, Virginia:”

“Inquisition taken at the plantation of Shadrack Going before Edward Tatum, a commissioner. The body of Nathan Going then and there lying dead. One Robert Hall on Saturday, 21 September last, on the plantation of Jacob Lawson mortally wounded the said Going on the head with a weeding hoe and broke the skull of Going through the rage and passion of Robert Hall.

Jurors: Jonathan Hanby, foreman, Obadiah Hudson, Isaac Pennington, Aaron Rea, Harberd Smith, Warham Easley, William Easley, Thomas Collings, William Collings, Anthony Collings, John Wilson and Richard Davidson.”

Shadrack Going posted bond and was appointed administrator of the estate of Nathan Going December 10, 1793, according to Will Book 1, page 6. The estate of “Nathan Goings” was appraised at 25 pounds, 8 shillings and 10 pense” by Obadiah Hudson, John Rea and James Taylor and returned to the court May 23, 1794, according to Will Book 1, page 22. The estate consisted of “4 notes amounting to £24.2.3, hammer, gun and rasp, Total: £5.8.10.”

On November 4, 1793 Shadrack Going administered the estate of Nathan Going who had been “killed by being struck in the head with the eye of a weeding hoe by Robert Hall on the plantation of Jacob Lawson.” Thomas Ward and Joshua Adams were his bondsmen. Edward Tolman, John Hanby and Nathaniel Smith were appointed to settle the estate.

In 1797, “Shadrach Going, Sr, Joseph Going, John Going, James Going, Zeph Going, Shadrack Going, Jr, David Going, Laban Going, William Going and Isaac Going” appeared as taxpayers in Patrick County, Virginia.

June Smith, Foundation Member transcribed the Going individuals listed in the early tax lists of Patrick County which was formed in 1790 from Henry County.

In 1800, “Shadrach Going, Joseph Going, Isaac Going, Benjamin Going, Labon Going, Caleb Going, William Going, James Going, Martin Going, Obediah Going, Jacob Going and David Going” appeared as taxpayers in Patrick County.

In 1801, “Shadrach Going, John Going, Obediah Going, Caleb Going, Laberne Going, Isaac Going, Johnson Going, David Going, James Going, John Going on the Dan River, Benjamin Going, William Going and Joseph Going” were on the Patrick County tax list.

In 1802, “Shadrach Going, William Going, Benjamin Going, John Going on Dan River and Benjamin Going appeared on the Patrick County tax list.

In 1803, “Shadrach Going, Johnson Going, John Going, William Going, Sr, Laban, Benjamin Going on Dan River” were recorded as taxpayers.

In 1804, “Shadrach Going, William Going, William Going, Jr, James Going, Benjamin Going, John Going, Obediah Going and Johnson Going” were taxpayers in Patrick County.

In 1805, “Shadrach Going, James Going, John Going, John Going, Jr, William, Abidiah Going, Benjamin Going were taxpayers in Patrick County.

In 1806, “William Going, William Going, Jr, John Going, Obadiah Going, Benjamin Going, James Going and Stephen Going appeared on the Patrick County tax rolls.

In 1807, “Hezekiah Gowing, Obediah Going, James Going, William K. Going, Stephen Going and Barbrezel Going” appeared as Patrick County taxpayers.

In November 1803, “Shadrack Goine” sold 48 acres of his 1,000 acres to his grandson, Shadrack Beazley for a “valuable consideration.”

The will of Shadrack Going, dated June 4, 1805, was filed in Patrick County Will Book 1, pages 80-81 and abstracted in “Abstracts of Wills, Inventories and Accounts, Patrick County, Virginia:”

“Will of Shadrack Going, being sick and weak . . .

Legatees: to my beloved wife, Hannah one feather bed, furniture, kitchen furniture, ‘youse’ of one sorrell mare and possession of my house and her support out of my plantation during her natural lifetime and at her death her bed, furniture, etc. to be ‘ekwil’ divided between Jerushe & Keziah Going.

The plantation whereon I now live on both sides of Little Dan River to my beloved son Obediah, also my hackle and one sorrell stud, mare and colt. His mother is to have the use of the mare when she wishes. Also to him bed, furniture, plantation working tools, 4 head cattle, all hogs in order to support himself and mother.

To beloved daughter Keziah Going, 1 rone horse, saddle, bridle, 1 cow, bed and furniture.

To Rebecca Going, daughter of Fanny Going, wife of Edmond Bowlin, one cow.

To the following beloved sons, 5 shillings each, to wit: John Going, David Smith Going, James Going, Claborne Going, Solomon Going, Shadrack Going and Caleb Going.

To daughter Fanny Bowlin, wife of Edmund Bowlin, 5 shillings.

To daughter Hannah Beazley, wife of Thomas Beazley, 5 shillings.

My upper plantation on the south side of Little Dan River I have already given to Shadrack Beazley, son of Thomas Beazley, by deed.

Executors: William Carter and William Burge.

Witnesses: David P—-, William Coomer, H— Adams.
Will returned to December Court, 1805.”

On March 27, 1806, William Carter posted bond and received the administration of the estate of Shadrack Going. He made a return to the court in March 1806. In the May 1806 term of the court he returned the inventory of the deceased: “5 books, household items and livestock, Total: $289.13.” Appraisers were Nathaniel Smith, James L. Gaines and Samuel Hanby, Jr.

Quoting from Patrick County Deed Book 3, page 87:

“State of Tennessee}
County of Grainger}

“Whereas Shadrack Gowing, late of the county of Patrick . . . possessed land in said county lying on Little Dan River, containing 912 acres and also possessed of a considerable personal estate . . . whereas Shadrick Gowing had the following children, Jerusha, John, David Smith, James, Fanny, Claiborne, Leaborne [Laban], Kesiah, Shadrake [Shadrach], Hannah, Obediah, and Caleb. . . . sons John, James, Caleb, Claiborne, Shadrick and Leaborne . . . appoint Henry Howell of the County of Grainger . . . their true and lawful attorney . . . to sue . . . Obediah Gowing for settling the property unfairly and submitting a will which was not Shadrack Gowing’s will.

July 24, 1806 John Gowing James Gowing
Caleb Gowing Claiborne Gowing
Leaborne Gowing Jerusha Gowing
Witnesses:
J. J. Jack, Leaborne Gowing, Henry Howell”

It is interesting to note that Jerusha Going signed the instrument with her brothers, but was not mentioned in the document. “Shadrack Gowing” was mentioned in the document, but did not sign it. “Leaborne [Laban] Gowing, one of the plaintiffs, also signed as a witness.

On March 31, 1808 “Jerusha Gowing and Kesiah Gowing, heirs of Shadrack Gowing, dec’d, gave a quit claim deed to their interest in the estate to Gabriel Hanby, Sr. On August “Obediah Going of this county sells to Gabriel Hanby 1,200 acres on the Little Dan River for $1,600 whereon Shadrick Going, deceased lived.” The deed was witnessed by William Carter, Thomas [X] Beasley and John Tatum.

Patrick County Deed Book 3, page 83 records an apparent settlement of the dispute dated October 30, 1807:

“I, Henry Howell, attorney for John Going, James Going and Laborne [no last name] have this day by virtue of my power compromised all manner of dispute about the will of Shadrack Going, dec’d and so hereby for the above named persons transfer all their right and rights unto a certain tract of land to Gab’l Hanby and for which land a suit was brought in Patrick Court to set aside a second will, as witness my hand and seal.

Witnesses: Henry Howell
Nat’l Claiborne,
Fleming Saunders”

On February 20, 1812, James S. Gains and Obediah Goin, “heir at law of Shadrack Goin, dec’d exchanged land on the west side of the Goin line on Thomas Beazley’s corner,” according to Patrick County Deed Book 3, page 530. Witnesses were John Tatum, Thomas Beazley and William D. Gaines.

Following is the list compiled by Donna Gowin Johnston of the known children of Shadrack Going/Gowing:

John Going born about 1749
David Smith Going born November 21, 1751
Laban Going born in 1757
Daniel Going born about 1760
Hannah Going born about 1763
Caleb Going born about 1765
James Going born about 1769
Solomon Going born about 1771
Claiborne Going born about 1773
Shadrack Going, Jr. born about 1775
Obadiah Going born about 1776
Nathan Going born about 1777
Fanny Going born about 1781
Rebecca Going born about 1783
Jerusha Going born about 1787
Keziah Going born about 1789

From GRF Newsletter May 2001:

Dear Cousins

The 11 children of Shadrack Going named in his 1805 Pat-
rick Co., VA, will: Obadiah, Keziah, John, David [David
Smith], James, Claborne, Laban/Leeborne, Shadrack Jr.,
Caleb, Fanny (w/o Edward Bowlin), and Hannah (w/o Thomas
Beasley). There were at least two others: Jerusha, not
named in her father’s will but named in an 1807 deed in
which she and Keziah jointly released claim to their fa-
ther’s estate; and Nathan, who was murdered September 21
1793 by Robert Hall (who struck him in the head with a
weeding hoe).

Of the 12 surviving children, 8 were in Grainger Co., TN,
at the time of their father’s death. Keziah, Jerusha,
Obadiah, and Hannah were still in Patrick County. Obadi-
ah was the major beneficiary of Shadrack’s will; in mid-
1806, six of his brothers in TN signed over power-of-at-
torney to a Patrick County lawyer to break the will.

They finally made an out-of-court settlement in late
1807, at which time the land was sold and Obadiah, too,
moved to TN. Kesiah [Keziah] was in Patrick as late as
1813; not sure what became of her. Jerusha was there too,
listed with Kesiah on the special 1813 free persons of
color tax list.

She was counted in neighboring Stokes Co., NC, in 1820,
and registered as a free woman of color in Patrick in
1821, at which time she, her daughter, and her grandson
moved to Ohio.

This left Hannah (Going) Beasley the last of Shadrack’s
children in Virginia. Thomas Beasley’s 1835 will lists
his six children. They were: Polly (bc1790, never mar-
ried, but had a family in Patrick County); Shadrack
(bc1790, m1821 in Surry County to Martha Harris); Harden
(b. 1790s); Hannah (m1831 in Patrick County to Seaton
Chandler); Catherine (m1821 in Surry County to Benjamin
Harris) and Thomas Jr. (inherited bulk of his father’s
estate but washed out financially in Patrick in 1845-46).

All of these folks moved freely around between Patrick,
Surry, and Stokes. Catherine and Shadrack left the area,
I think, Catherine about 1848 and Shadrack in the 1860s.
Thomas Beasley, Sr.’s widow, Hannah (Going) Beasley, died
in early 1845 (estate sale in Patrick County).

Some of the other Beasleys you will see in Stokes & Pat-
rick Counties are the families of Benjamin Beasley (c1762
-1841), who was Thomas’s brother, and his wife Rachel
Prather; and the family of Robert Beasley & Caty Beasley.
Robert may have been another brother–not sure.

Hope this helps,

G. C. Waldrep III
Box 687
Yanceyville, NC, 22379
gcwaldrepiii@hotmail.com

From GRF Newsletter Feb 2002:

Shadrach Going

Shadrach Going was born about 1725 of parents unknown, probably in Hanover County. The county was formed in 1720 from New Kent County, the residence of Mihil Gowen when he died. Shadrach Going was married about 1748, wife unknown, probably in Hanover County. It is believed that he was married three times.

He continued to live in Hanover County in November 1757 and in 1760 when sons David Smith Going and Laban Going were born. By 1765, he had removed to Halifax County, Virginia. Halifax County was formed in 1752 from Antrim Parish of Lunenburg County.

In the May 1765 Court session “Shadrack Going” & Peter Rickman were indicted by the Halifax County grand jury “for concealing each one Tithable.” In the August 1766 Court term charges against “Shadrack Going” were dismissed by the Grand Jury, according to Minute Book 5, [Part 2], page 358.

Shadrach Going purchased June 3, 1768 from Lewis Jenkins of adjoining Pittsylvania County, Virginia 387 acres of land located on both sides of Polecat Creek for £35, according to Halifax County Deed Book 7, page 223. The land was “bounded by Echols, Robert Walton, Anderson and Main Creek. Witnesses to the deed were Thomas Lovelace, George Combs, Bebajah Parker and William [X] Mays. Shadrack Going had the document recorded August 18, 1768.

On October 4, 1780, in Halifax County, “Shadrack Going,” “David Going” and Peter Wilson witnessed the will of Stephen Wilson. The will was proved June 20, 1782 “by two witnesses [unnamed].” Shadrach Going appeared in the 1782 tax list of Halifax County with 12 in his family. “Shadrack Going,” with 10 members in his household, appeared in the 1785 census of Halifax County, along with John Going, four members and David Going, four members, assumed to be his sons.

On a deed recorded November 17, 1785, “Shadrack Going” sold 451 acres on Pole Cat Creek to Henry Hobson. This may have included the land he purchased from Lewis Jenkins in 1768.

Pittsylvania County, Virginia was formed in 1766 with land from Halifax County. Henry County, Virginia was formed in 1776 with land from Pittsylvania County. Patrick County, Virginia was formed with land from Henry County, Virginia in 1790.

Shadrach Going was first mentioned in Patrick County, Virginia records when he bought 1,000 acres June 11, 1792 on both sides of the Little Dan River from John Marr for £500 pounds, a lot of money for that time, according to Donna Gowin Johnston, researcher of Casper, Wyoming.

The plantation of Shadrack Going was the scene of a jury inquest held to determine the cause of death of Nathan Going, believed to be his son, according to Patrick County Will Book 1, page 53. The inquest was dated November 9, 1793, according to Lela C. Adams in “Abstracts of Wills, Inventories and Accounts, Patrick County, Virginia:”

“Inquisition taken at the plantation of Shadrack Going before Edward Tatum, a commissioner. The body of Nathan Going then and there lying dead. One Robert Hall on Saturday, 21 September last, on the plantation of Jacob Lawson mortally wounded the said Going on the head with a weeding hoe and broke the skull of Going through the rage and passion of Robert Hall.

Jurors: Jonathan Hanby, foreman, Obadiah Hudson, Isaac Pennington, Aaron Rea, Harberd Smith, Warham Easley, William Easley, Thomas Collings, William Collings, Anthony Collings, John Wilson and Richard Davidson.”

Shadrack Going posted bond and was appointed administrator of the estate of Nathan Going December 10, 1793, according to Will Book 1, page 6. The estate of “Nathan Goings” was appraised at 25 pounds, 8 shillings and 10 pense” by Obadiah Hudson, John Rea and James Taylor and returned to the court May 23, 1794, according to Will Book 1, page 22. The estate consisted of “4 notes amounting to £24.2.3, hammer, gun and rasp, Total: £5.8.10.”

On November 4, 1793 Shadrack Going administered the estate of Nathan Going who had been “killed by being struck in the head with the eye of a weeding hoe by Robert Hall on the plantation of Jacob Lawson.” Thomas Ward and Joshua Adams were his bondsmen. Edward Tolman, John Hanby and Nathaniel Smith were appointed to settle the estate.

In 1797, “Shadrach Going, Sr, Joseph Going, John Going, James Going, Zeph Going, Shadrack Going, Jr, David Going, Laban Going, William Going and Isaac Going” appeared as taxpayers in Patrick County, Virginia.

June Smith, Foundation Member transcribed the Going individuals listed in the early tax lists of Patrick County which was formed in 1790 from Henry County.

In 1800, “Shadrach Going, Joseph Going, Isaac Going, Benjamin Going, Labon Going, Caleb Going, William Going, James Going, Martin Going, Obediah Going, Jacob Going and David Going” appeared as taxpayers in Patrick County.

In 1801, “Shadrach Going, John Going, Obediah Going, Caleb Going, Laberne Going, Isaac Going, Johnson Going, David Going, James Going, John Going on the Dan River, Benjamin Going, William Going and Joseph Going” were on the Patrick County tax list.

In 1802, “Shadrach Going, William Going, Benjamin Going, John Going on Dan River and Benjamin Going appeared on the Patrick County tax list.

In 1803, “Shadrach Going, Johnson Going, John Going, William Going, Sr, Laban, Benjamin Going on Dan River” were recorded as taxpayers.

In 1804, “Shadrach Going, William Going, William Going, Jr, James Going, Benjamin Going, John Going, Obediah Going and Johnson Going” were taxpayers in Patrick County.

In 1805, “Shadrach Going, James Going, John Going, John Going, Jr, William, Abidiah Going, Benjamin Going were taxpayers in Patrick County.

In 1806, “William Going, William Going, Jr, John Going, Obadiah Going, Benjamin Going, James Going and Stephen Going appeared on the Patrick County tax rolls.

In 1807, “Hezekiah Gowing, Obediah Going, James Going, William K. Going, Stephen Going and Barbrezel Going” appeared as Patrick County taxpayers.

In November 1803, “Shadrack Goine” sold 48 acres of his 1,000 acres to his grandson, Shadrack Beazley for a “valuable consideration.”

The will of Shadrack Going, dated June 4, 1805, was filed in Patrick County Will Book 1, pages 80-81 and abstracted in “Abstracts of Wills, Inventories and Accounts, Patrick County, Virginia:”

“Will of Shadrack Going, being sick and weak . . .

Legatees: to my beloved wife, Hannah one feather bed, furniture, kitchen furniture, ‘youse’ of one sorrell mare and possession of my house and her support out of my plantation during her natural lifetime and at her death her bed, furniture, etc. to be ‘ekwil’ divided between Jerushe & Keziah Going.

The plantation whereon I now live on both sides of Little Dan River to my beloved son Obediah, also my hackle and one sorrell stud, mare and colt. His mother is to have the use of the mare when she wishes. Also to him bed, furniture, plantation working tools, 4 head cattle, all hogs in order to support himself and mother.

To beloved daughter Keziah Going, 1 rone horse, saddle, bridle, 1 cow, bed and furniture.

To Rebecca Going, daughter of Fanny Going, wife of Edmond Bowlin, one cow.

To the following beloved sons, 5 shillings each, to wit: John Going, David Smith Going, James Going, Claborne Going, Solomon Going, Shadrack Going and Caleb Going.

To daughter Fanny Bowlin, wife of Edmund Bowlin, 5 shillings.

To daughter Hannah Beazley, wife of Thomas Beazley, 5 shillings.

My upper plantation on the south side of Little Dan River I have already given to Shadrack Beazley, son of Thomas Beazley, by deed.

Executors: William Carter and William Burge.

Witnesses: David P—-, William Coomer, H— Adams.
Will returned to December Court, 1805.”

On March 27, 1806, William Carter posted bond and received the administration of the estate of Shadrack Going. He made a return to the court in March 1806. In the May 1806 term of the court he returned the inventory of the deceased: “5 books, household items and livestock, Total: $289.13.” Appraisers were Nathaniel Smith, James L. Gaines and Samuel Hanby, Jr.

Quoting from Patrick County Deed Book 3, page 87:

“State of Tennessee}
County of Grainger}

“Whereas Shadrack Gowing, late of the county of Patrick . . . possessed land in said county lying on Little Dan River, containing 912 acres and also possessed of a considerable personal estate . . . whereas Shadrick Gowing had the following children, Jerusha, John, David Smith, James, Fanny, Claiborne, Leaborne [Laban], Kesiah, Shadrake [Shadrach], Hannah, Obediah, and Caleb. . . . sons John, James, Caleb, Claiborne, Shadrick and Leaborne . . . appoint Henry Howell of the County of Grainger . . . their true and lawful attorney . . . to sue . . . Obediah Gowing for settling the property unfairly and submitting a will which was not Shadrack Gowing’s will.

July 24, 1806 John Gowing James Gowing
Caleb Gowing Claiborne Gowing
Leaborne Gowing Jerusha Gowing
Witnesses:
J. J. Jack, Leaborne Gowing, Henry Howell”

It is interesting to note that Jerusha Going signed the instrument with her brothers, but was not mentioned in the document. “Shadrack Gowing” was mentioned in the document, but did not sign it. “Leaborne [Laban] Gowing, one of the plaintiffs, also signed as a witness.

On March 31, 1808 “Jerusha Gowing and Kesiah Gowing, heirs of Shadrack Gowing, dec’d, gave a quit claim deed to their interest in the estate to Gabriel Hanby, Sr. On August “Obediah Going of this county sells to Gabriel Hanby 1,200 acres on the Little Dan River for $1,600 whereon Shadrick Going, deceased lived.” The deed was witnessed by William Carter, Thomas [X] Beasley and John Tatum.

Patrick County Deed Book 3, page 83 records an apparent settlement of the dispute dated October 30, 1807:

“I, Henry Howell, attorney for John Going, James Going and Laborne [no last name] have this day by virtue of my power compromised all manner of dispute about the will of Shadrack Going, dec’d and so hereby for the above named persons transfer all their right and rights unto a certain tract of land to Gab’l Hanby and for which land a suit was brought in Patrick Court to set aside a second will, as witness my hand and seal.

Witnesses: Henry Howell
Nat’l Claiborne,
Fleming Saunders”

On February 20, 1812, James S. Gains and Obediah Goin, “heir at law of Shadrack Goin, dec’d exchanged land on the west side of the Goin line on Thomas Beazley’s corner,” according to Patrick County Deed Book 3, page 530. Witnesses were John Tatum, Thomas Beazley and William D. Gaines.

Following is the list compiled by Donna Gowin Johnston of the known children of Shadrack Going/Gowing:

John Going born about 1749
David Smith Going born November 21, 1751
Laban Going born in 1757
Daniel Going born about 1760
Hannah Going born about 1763
Caleb Going born about 1765
James Going born about 1769
Solomon Going born about 1771
Claiborne Going born about 1773
Shadrack Going, Jr. born about 1775
Obadiah Going born about 1776
Nathan Going born about 1777
Fanny Going born about 1781
Rebecca Going born about 1783
Jerusha Going born about 1787
Keziah Going born about 1789

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