1725-35 John Going Jr b. abt 1725-35 of Lunenburg Co, Va, and Orange Co, NC, Robeson County, NC (Y2)

John Going Jr. b. abt 1725/35 – 1814(?) m. Nancy Duncan  

Parents:

  • John Going b. abt. 1710 and Mary Keith  (confirmed parents of John Gowen b. abt 1730/35 – )

Children: (Presumed)

The John Gowen of Marion County, SC matches YDNA, so appears to be the John Gowen of this page:

(NOTE: The John Gowen of Rutherford/Fairfield Co, SC appears to be the son of Alexander Going b. abt 1715).

Siblings: 

OTHER RELATIVES:  (Based on Y-DNA matching, the following people who lived in the area were related in some fashion to John Gowen.  Due to a lack of documentation, the relationship is uncertain).

(YDNA) matches – see:   https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/ydna-matches/

(Y2) YDNA Group

Records showing family relationships: 

1757 November 1, Page 4. Thomas Hawkins, William Hill & Thomas Lanier three of the Persons Appointed by an Order of the last Court to View the Way for a Road from the Mine to Cocks Creek, this day Returned their Report thereon which is Ordered to be Recorded, and William Ballard is Appointed Surveyor thereof, and it is Ordered that he together with Stephen Hatchel, John Goin, William Goin, John Goin, Junr. William Glading, Stephen Mallet Junr. and John Ruffins Male Labouring Tithables do forthwith lay open, Clear and keep the same in Repair According to Law. . Lunenburg Co, Va.  http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/93-r17.pdf

1761 June 10 deed date … John Going Sr and Mary his wife of the County of Lunenburg … we the said John Going and Mary his wife for and in the consideration of the natural affection and love which we have and bear unto our well beloved son John Going Jr of the County aforesaid, as also for diverse other causes and consideration we hereunto … confirm unto the said John Going Jr a certain divident or parcel of land sitate lying and being in the County aforesaid containing 100 acres more or less … being part of 400 acres of land that was granted by to the aforesd John Going Sr bearen date the 14th day of February 1761 …. lying on both sides of the branch called the Great Branch and the land that the aforesaid John Going Jr now lives on and bounded as followeth to wit, begining at a corner Popler standing on Ruffin’s line where it crosses a small branch thence down the sd branch as it meanders bearing South Easterly seventy poles to the mouth where the sd small branch enters the aforesd Great Branch thence up the sd Great Branch as it meanders bearing Northeasterly seventy seven poles to the mouth of a small branch thence up the said branch as it meanders, bearing still Northeasterly forty nine poles to an Ash standing on the West side of the said Branch thence by a line of non marked trees bearing South eighty three degrees east sixty one poles to Pointers on an old line thence along the said Old Line North two degrees East seventy two poles to Pointers thence North eighty four degrees West one hundred and forty eight poles to a Pine thence South nineteen degrees thirty minutes West one hundred and three poles to the first station… Signed: John Going, Mary Going. Wit: Richard Brown, Sarah Going, Elizabeth Going. Proved up on July 7, 1761. Lunenburg County, Virginia. Deed bk v. 6, p. 379-380.
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1762 April Ct John Clarke v John Gowin Jr charge of assault and battery is dismissed with costs to Pltf in Lunenburg Co Va. Lunenburg County Court Order Book v8 p 2.
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1762 July 6 – William Goin to Francis Norrell, Deed bk 7, p 302. Lunenburg Co, Va
… between William Goin of North Carolina in Orange County and Francis Nowell of Lunenburgh County of the other part … said William Goin for and in consideration of 45 pounds currant money …. by the said Francis Nowell …. confirm unto the said Francis Nowell … one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being on the Great Branch which makes out of Allens Creek. Begining at a poplar on a small branch which makes out of the said Great Branch on the South side thence down the said Branch to the Great Branch thence up the said Great Branch to a corner soverwood tree which stands on the North side of the said Great Branch on a small branch thence up the said samll branch as it meanders to a corner ash thence along a new line to William Sandifers corner white oak thence along John Goin old pattent line to a corner pine thence along the said old line over the said Great Branch to the begining . It being 100 acres … Signed: William Going. (… delivered in presents of (_______________left blank).
Memorandum that full and peaceable possession and seizen of the within mentioned lands and premises was made and done by the within named William Goin unto the within named Francis Nowell according to … true intent and meaning of the within written deed in due form of law this 6th day of July 1762. Signed: William Going. (again wits left blank). Deed bk v. 7, p 302-304. Lunenburg County, Va. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4L-8SWJ?i=161&cat=372284

1762 Dec 11 – Page 13, JOHN GOING, SENIOR. Warrant 11 Dec. 1762, 700 acres on Moon’s Creek, adjoins Samuel Pool and William Glading. Orange County, North Carolina Records, Vol. III; Granville Proprietary Land Office; Miscellaneous Records; By William D. Bennett, C.G. Orange Co, NC,  1763 June 11 – Page 14, JOHN GOING, SENIOR. Survey 11 June 1763, 505 acres of Gladden land on Moon’s Creek of Dan River joins Gledden: WILLIAM GOING and William Land, SCC. (2 copies); Orange County, North Carolina Records, Vol. III; Granville Proprietary Land Office; Miscellaneous Records; By William D. Bennett, C.G. Orange Co, NC.

1765 Apr 11 – John Going, Plaintiff against Francis and Thomas Norrells, Defendants} In Debt
The Plaintiff not appearing to give security for the costs in this suit (he not being an Inhabitant of this Colony) On the motion of the Defendants by their attorney it is ordered to be dismissed at the Plaintiff’s costs. Order book 11, p 40 1763-1766. Lunenburg County, Va.
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1765 May Ct. – Thomas Moore v. John Going – sciri facias. Minute Book 1762-1766, pg 382. Orange Co, NC.
Alexander Going who in this suit became bail for the defendant appearance being summoned to appear and show cause why judgment against him the Plaintiff should not or he surrender the body of the principle as he was bound to do, which he failing to do. It is com.. by this Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said Bail Judgment for 6 pounds 10 shillings proclamation money and his costs …
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1769 April 14 – Joseph Gill, Complainant against William Gowen and John Gowen, Defendants} Upon an attachment.
This day came the Plaintif by his attorney and the attachment being returned executed in the hands of Thomas Norrel — the said Norrell came into Court and being sworn and examined saith that he became security for Francis Norrell to the Defendant for 28 pounds, 4 shillings current money which matter was negotiated with John Going Senior who was Intrusted by the Defendant to take a bond for the same which bond was part made payable to the said John Gowen Senior and the said Gowen being asked the reason of it declared that as his son the Defendant owed many debts here, he chose to take it so to prevent its being attached, which appeared to this Garnishee that the bond was taken in that manner to defraud the Defendants creditors, and the Defendant being solemnly called came not. Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendants 2 pounds current money and his costs by him in this behalf expended. Whereupon it is ordered that the said Garnishee after satisfying the several attachments levied in his hands before the Plaintiffs do pay the remainder of the Money in his hand, to the Plaintif or so much therof as will satisfy his judgment aforesaid.
Book 12: 1766-69, p 209. Lunenburg Co, Va.
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1770 May 1 – John Gowing’s petition for 200 acres was presented in South Carolina. 1770 May 1 – Land Plat survey done for John Gowings in Craven County, 200 acres on Little Peedee and Drowning Creek on Ash Pole Swamp, bounded Northwesterly by Mr Shackelford, and bounded Northeastwardly by Thomas Finkley. Looking at map – this would be in modern Dillon County, SC. Craven Co, SC.
South Carolina Petitions for Warrants of Survey. pgs 71-78.
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1770 May 16 a survey for John Gowing is done for 200 acres on the fork of the Little Pee Dee and Drownding Creek on Ash Pole Swamp, bounded by Mr. Shackleford and Thomas Finkley, Craven County, South Carolina. 1770 May 16 a survey for John Gowings is done for 200 acres on the fork of the Little Pee Dee and Drownding Creek on Ash Pole Swamp, bounded by Mr. Shackleford and Thomas Finkley. Names indexed: BREMAR, JOHN; FINKLEY, THOMAS; GILES, HUGH; GOWINGS, JOHN; SHACKELFORD Document type: PLAT Locations: ASHEPOLE SWAMP; CRAVEN COUNTY; DROWNING CREEK; PEE DEE RIVER, South Carolina.
Series: S213184 Volume: 0011 Page: 00452 Item: 01.
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1770 SC Craven Co Survey for John Gowings

(1770 SC Craven Co Survey for John Gowings

1770 Nov 3 – … grant unto John Gowings … land containing 200 acres situate in Craven County in the Fork of Little Peedee & Drowning Creek on Ash Pole Swamp, bounding NW on Mr Shackleford & vacant land, NE on Thomas Finkley & vacant land, all other sides vacant land.
Royal Land Grants, bk 21, p 267. South Carolina.
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1771 Jan 4 – A memorial exhibited by John Gowing to be regist in the Auditors Office, etc., of a plantation or tract of land containing 200 acres situate in Craven County, in the Fork of Little Pee Dee and Drowning Creek, on Ashpole Swamp: Bounding NW on Mr Shackleford and vacant land, NE on Thomas Finkley and vacant land, all other sides on vacant land: Survey certified the 16th of May 1770, and granted the 3d day of Nov 1770 to the Memorialist, at the quit rent of 3/ sterling or 4 Proc Money per 100 acres, to commence 2 years from the date. In witness whereof he hath hereunto set his hand the 4th day of Jan 1771.
Signed: Hugh Giles.
Archives ID: Series: S111001 Volume: 0010 Page: 00299 Item: 002
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1790 US Census: Name: John Gowen
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Prince Georges, Georgetown, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 16: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 16 and over: 2
Free White Persons – Females: 2
Number of Household Members: 5
Year: 1790; Census Place: Prince Georges, Georgetown, South Carolina; Series: M637; Roll: 11; Page: 507; Image: 313; Family History Library Film: 0568151
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1800 US Census: Name: John Gowin Sr
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Liberty, Marion District, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Males -10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 45 and over: 1 (born bef. 1755)
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 45 and over: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 4
Number of Household Members Over 25: 4
Number of Household Members: 8
Year: 1800; Census Place: Liberty, Marion District, South Carolina; Series: M32; Roll: 49; Page: 447; Image: 74; Family History Library Film: 181424
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1804 Aug 6 – John Gowin senior for $700, convey 250 acres to Solomon Page. Land on Ashpole Swamp 150 acres prior granted to Ignatious Flowers on April 14, 1774, and the other tract of 50 acres granted to Archalle Odom on June 6, 1785. On other tract of 50 acres part of 430 acre tract granted to said Odom on July 4, 1796, include the plantation where John Going senior lives. Signed: John Gowin. Wit: John Ford, Benjamin Rawls. 1804 Oct 12 – Nancy Gowing relinquishes her dower to Solomon Page. Jan 9, 1808 John Ford proved up the transaction in court. Recorded on June 7, 1810. bk E, pg 149 – Marion Co, SC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLV-52H3?i=92&cat=472601

1810 US Census: Name: John Goins Sr
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Robeson, North Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – 45 and over: 1 (DOB bef. 1765)
Free White Persons – Females – 45 and over : 1
Numbers of Slaves: 2
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 4
Year: 1810; Census Place: Robeson, North Carolina; Roll: 38; Page: 237; Image: 00450; Family History Library Film: 0337911
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1814 April 19 – Preserved Ford administrator to the estate of John Gowen Sr decd of the State of South Carolina and District of Marion of the one part, and Richard Bullock of the State of North Carolina and County of Robeson of the other part. For $250 paid by Richard Bullock convey several tracts of land in Robeson County — first containing 100 acres including the Plantation formerly lived on the north side of Cowpen Swamp granted originally to Samuel Pate on Nov 3, 1764. Second and third both joining containing 150 acres on Cowpen Swamp joining the above mentioned tract of 100 acres, including 50 acres that was granted to the said Horn May 5, 1791. The fourth and last tract containing 500 acres on the north side of Cowpen Swamp previously granted and not claimed as an part of the aforesaid 500 acres unto the said Richard Bullock and the said Preserved Ford admin of the aforesaid John Gowins Decd unto Richard Bullock. Signed: Preserved Ford. Wits: Jesse Ford, Zabon Davis. bk R, p 6. Robeson Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998P-NJFY?i=264&cat=167161

(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)

Virginia 1761

Lunenburg Co map

(John Going Jr was in Lunenburg Co, Va from 1751 to 1761).

Parent County: 1745–Lunenburg County was created 6 May 1745 from Brunswick County. County seat: Lunenburg

Areas of research for John Gowing b. abt 1732:  

See also: 

FACTS and SOURCES:

AREA IN LUNENBURG IS NOW MECKLENBURG COUNTY, VA – SEE MAP: 

The circled area below is my best estimation of where John Going, and his sons William Going and John Going, were living while in Lunenburg County, Virginia (which part later became Mecklenburg County).   This appears to be where Allen Creek meets the Reedy Branch in Mecklenburg County, Va – as described in the deeds below.

Mecklenburg Co map 1860s

The following map shows “Allen Creek” and the circled area is where the “Reedy Branch” meets Allen Creek in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.

Allens Creek area in Mecklenburg

1748 – A List of Tythables for the Year 1748. Lunenburg Co, Va
[Lewis] Deloney’s List (NOTE: This is mostly the modern Mecklenburg Co, Va area)
John Going ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 2
Richard Gladdin and William Gladdin ……………………………………………….. 2
John Parnel (and 2 negroes — “belonging to Thos. Clark in Isle of Wight”) … 3
William Hill ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 5
Wm. Sandifer, John Young …………………………………………………………………… 6
Richd. Hill ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1

1749 – William Howard’s List of Tithables, 1749 (“from Butchers Creek to the extent of the County
downwards.”). Lunenburg Co, Va
Tithes H. & Scalps
John Gowen ……………………………………………….. 2 – 12
William Sandefur, John Young, William Coly ….. 7  – 42
William Scott ………………………………………………. 1 – 6
Thomas Lanier …………………………………………….. 1 – 6
James Vaughan, Reuben Vaughan …………………… 3 – 18
John Lankford ……………………………………………… 1
William Hill ………………………………………………… 7 – 49

1751 – List taken by Field Jefferson. Lunenburg Co, Va
Tithes
Wm. Hill, Joseph Esland ……………………………….. 9
Reubin Vaughan, John Doan …………………………… 4
Wm. Allen ……………………………………………………. 1
William Glading ………………………………………….. 1
William Sandefur [?], Saml. Young …………………. 7
Thomas Wats ………………………………………………… 1
John Lankford ………………………………………………. 1
Thomas Macklin …………………………………………… 2
George Vaughan ……………………………………………. 1
Richard Wats ………………………………………………… 0
Colo. John Ruffen (of Surry), Wm. Williams ……. 5
John Goin ……………………………………………………. 1
George Allen ………………………………………………… 1
John Howell, Wm. Scott [?] ……………………………. 3

1751 – List taken by Richd. Witton. Lunenburg Co, Va
Tithes
John Chandler, Richd. Witton, Andrew Greames, Daniel McGown …….. 11
John Going, Thomas Going ……………………………………………………………3
Wm. Chandler ………………………………………………………………………………. 1
Joel Chandler ……………………………………………………………………………….. 2
Joel Chandler ……………………………………………………………………………….. 1
http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/lunenburg/census/sun005.txt

1752 – List taken by Field Jefferson. Lunenburg Co, Va
Tithes
Reubin Vaughan ………………………………………………………………… 3
Nicholas Hill, (taxed to Benjamin Beard in Surry County) ……… 5
Thomas Maclin, Edward Peters, Benjamin Scott …………………… 3
Amos Newson, (taxed to Col. John Ruffin) …………………………… 5
Joseph Goin …………………………………………………………………….. 1
John Gowen …………………………………………………………………….. 2
Thomas Farrar, Thos. Akin …………………………………………………. 2
George Farrar, Field Farrar …………………………………………………. 5
William Bell ……………………………………………………………………… 1
Wm. Sandefer, Samuel Young, Wm. Colvin ………………………….. 8
Charles Burke, James Burn …………………………………………………. 2
George Vaughan ………………………………………………………………… 1
Wm. Hill, John McAdum ……………………………………………………. 10
John Lanfurd, Henry Lanfurd ………………………………………………. 2

1754 May Court – William Gammel v John Gowen dismd bk 3, p 25
In case.
By consent of the said Plaintiff by his attornie this suit is ordered to be dismis’d.
Order books, 1754-1759 – Lunenburg Co, Va
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1754 November Court – Hampton Wade vs John Goin and Andrew Graham, bk 3, p 231
On a petition.
The defendant Goen having been duly summon’d and not appearing, the petitioner having duly proved … for a sum of one pound, sixteen shillings and four pence current money… as to the defendant Graham … ordered to be dismis’d.
Order books, 1754-1759 – Lunenburg Co, Va
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1755 July Court – John Hall, Petitioner against John Goen, Defendant bk 3, p 384
On a petition.
The petitioners demand appearing to just for the sum of seven hundred pounds of nett tobacco of the said defendant not appearing. Therefore it is considered by the Court that the said petitioners recover against the said defendant his debt aforesaid together with his costs by him in this behalf expended and lawyers fees.
Order books, 1754-1759 – Lunenburg Co, Va
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1755 October Court – James Stewart, executor of Charles Stewart, decd, Plaintiff against John Going bk 4, p 21
In debt.
This day came the parties by their attorneys and thereupon came also a jury (towit, Philip Porndeater John Ashworth, James Bilbo, Jeremiah Hatcher, William Jones, David Lyles, John Robertson, William Read, Richard Lunday, Daniel Gorrie, Henry Robertson, and William Williams, who being elected … the Defendant hath paid the debt in the declaration mentioned. Therefor it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff take nothing … Defendant recover costs.
… On the motion of John Speed a witness for John Going at the suit of James Stewart executor of Charles Stewart decd, it is ordered that the said Going pay him for 10 days attendance according to law.
Order books, 1754-1759. Lunenburg Co, Va.
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1756 June Court – John Goen v John Wilson bk 4, p 129
The attachment obtained by John Goen against the Estate of John Wilson dismd for reasons appearing to the Court is ordered to be dismisd.
Order books, 1754-1759 – Lunenburg Co, Va
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1756 December Court – John Goin against John Wilson bk 4, p 80
In Case.
For reasons appearing to the Court, this suit is ordered to be dismisd.
Order books, 1754-1759 – Lunenburg Co, Va
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1756 December Court – William Jones v John Gowen bk 4, p 261
On a petition.
The defendant acknowledges the petitioners demand to be just for the sum of five shillings current money.
Order books, 1754-1759 – Lunenburg Co, Va
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1757 Nov 1 John Goin, Wm Goin, John Goin Jr, and William Gladden appt to road crew in Lunenburg Co, Virginia.

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1758 March 8, Page 45. On the Petition of Sundry Inhabitants of this County Ordered that a Bridle way be laid open & Cleared the best and Convenientest way from Pinkethman Hawkins to Jeffersons Church. & William Ballard is appointed Surveyor of the said Road. And it is Ordered that he together with Robert Coleman, Christopher Coleman, Pinkethman Hawkins, Hugh Norwell, Thomas Norwell, John Goin, Henry Jackson, John Coleman, Thomas Farrar, James Coleman Thomas Draper, & Thomas Moore do forthwith lay open Clear & keep the same in Repair According to Law.  http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/93-r17.pdf
LUNENBURG COUNTY ROAD ORDERS 1746-1764, by Nathaniel Mason Pawlett, Faculty Research Historian and Tyler Jefferson Boyd, Research Assistant. http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/93-r17.pdf

1759 May Court – John Gowen v Benj Burton bk 5, p 155
The attachment of John Gowen against the Estate of Benjamin Burton for a debt therein said to be due for reasons appearing to the court is ordered to be dismissed.
Order books, 1754-1759 – Lunenburg Co, Va
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1760 Sept Court – John Gowen Jr – summoned next court bk 6, p 171
Ordered that the Sherif summon John Gowin junior, Peter Sandifer, and John Bush to appear at the next court to be held for the said County to answer such things as shall be then and ther objected against them. Lunenburg County, Va – Order books, 1759-1762
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1760 Sept Ct orders John Gowan Jr a Peter Sandifer a John Bush to next ct Lunenburg Co Va

1760 Nov Court – King v John Gowen and Peter Sandifer – fined contempt of court bk 6, p 197
John Gowen, Junior, Peter Sandifer, and John Bush who being summoned by a former order of his Court, this day being solemnly called and comes not, wherefore on hearing the testimoney of the witnesses sworn on behalf of our Sovereign Lord the King. It is considered by the Court that the said Gowen make his fine by the payment of 10 shillings current money, ahd they said Sandifer and Bush the su of 5 shilling current money, and they the said Sandifer and Bush the sum of five shillings current money each, and that they pay the costs of these proceedings, as that they be taken, etc.
Lunenburg County, Va – Order books, 1759-1762
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John Going’s father, John Gowing Sr, was issued Patent No. 34 February 14, 1761, according to “Virginia Patents,” page 809.  The patent read, “John Gowin, Lunenburg County, 400 acres beginning at William Hill’s cor­ner on Reedy Branch, adjacent Ruffin’s line.”  Later, John Gowing Sr gave 100 acres to John Gowing Jr, and 100 acres to William Gowing – both his sons as noted on the conveyances.

1761 Feb 14 – John Gowin 400 acres … for and in consideration of the sum of forty shillings of good and lawful money … give grant and confirm unto John Gowin one certain tract or parcel of land containing 400 acres lying and being in the County of Lunenburgh and bounded as followeth to wit … at Charles Stewarts now William Hill’s corner hickory on the Reedy Branch thence on that line North thirty eight degrees West 29 poles to a white oak thence North 51 degrees West 98 poles to a hickory thence South sixty__ degrees West one undred and thirty eight poles to a Red Oak thence new line North twenty degrees East eighty two poles to a hickory thence North thirteen degrees West fifty eight poles to a pine in Ruffins line thence along his line North seventeen degrees East 248 poles to a Pine thence new lines South eighty four degrees East one hundred and forty eight to pointers thence South two degrees West three hundred and eighty two poles to poplar on the said Branch thence down the said Branch as it meanders to the first station … Signed: Fran. Fauquier. Virginia Land Grant. Land Office Source: Land Office Patents No. 34, 1756-1765, p. 809 (Reel 33-34). Lunenburg Co, Va.
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
https://lva.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01LVA_INST/altrmk/alma990007596910205756

1761 June 10 deed date – John Going Sr and Mary Going to William Going, Deed bk 6, p 378-379. Lunenburg Co, Va
 John Going Sr and Mary his wife of the County of Lunenburgh … we the said John Going and Mary his wife for and in consideration of the natural affection and love which we have and bear unto our well beloved son William Going of the County aforesaid, as also for divers other causes and considerations we hereunto … confirm unto the sd William Going a certain divident or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County aforesaid containing 100 acres … being part of 400 acres of land that was granted by patent to the aforesd John Going Sr bearing date the 14th of February 1761 … the aforesaid hundred acres lying on both of the branch called the Great Branch and the land that the aforesaid William Going now lives on, and bounded as followeth, to wit, beginning at a hickory a corner of John Ruffin’s, standing on a hill on the West side of the Great Branch thency by a line of non marked trees, north 87 degrees East 54 poles, over the said Great Branch to a small branch, thence up the sd small branch as it meanders bearing Northeasterly 46 poles thence north 44 degrees, 30 East 42 poles to Pointers and thence North 84 degrees: 30 East 28 poles to pointers thence North 5 degrees: 30 West 66 poles to pointers thence North 87 degrees 45 West, 70 poles to Pointers thence North 79 degrees West 50 poles to the Great Branch thence up the Great Branch as it meanders 10 poles to Pointers thence North 60 degrees; 45 West 52 poles, to a White Oak and pine pointers standing on Ruffin’s line thence South 16 degrees 30 West 42 poles to a Corner on Ruffin’s line thence South 19 degrees 30 West 56 poles to a corner pine of the Sd Ruffin’s thence South 13 degrees East 57 poles to the first Station … Signed: John Going, Mary Going. Wits: Richard Brown, Sarah Going, Susey Hubbard. … Proved up in court on July 7, 1761. Deed bk v. 6, pg. 378. Lunenburg County, Va.
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1761 Jul 7 pg1 John Going Sr and Mary to William Going v 6 p 378

1761 Jul 7 pg2 John Going Sr and Mary to William Going v 6 p 379

1761 July Ct John Gowing Sr deed gift to William Gowing in Lunenburg Co Va Lunenburg County Court Order Book v7 p 71

1761 July Ct John Gowing Sr deed gift to William Gowing in Lunenburg Co Va

1761 June 10 deed date … John Going Sr and Mary his wife of the County of Lunenburg … we the said John Going and Mary his wife for and in the consideration of the natural affection and love which we have and bear unto our well beloved son John Going Jr of the County aforesaid, as also for diverse other causes and consideration we hereunto … confirm unto the said John Going Jr a certain divident or parcel of land sitate lying and being in the County aforesaid containing 100 acres more or less … being part of 400 acres of land that was granted by to the aforesd John Going Sr bearen date the 14th day of February 1761 …. lying on both sides of the branch called the Great Branch and the land that the aforesaid John Going Jr now lives on and bounded as followeth to wit, begining at a corner Popler standing on Ruffin’s line where it crosses a small branch thence down the sd branch as it meanders bearing South Easterly seventy poles to the mouth where the sd small branch enters the aforesd Great Branch thence up the sd Great Branch as it meanders bearing Northeasterly seventy seven poles to the mouth of a small branch thence up the said branch as it meanders, bearing still Northeasterly forty nine poles to an Ash standing on the West side of the said Branch thence by a line of non marked trees bearing South eighty three degrees east sixty one poles to Pointers on an old line thence along the said Old Line North two degrees East seventy two poles to Pointers thence North eighty four degrees West one hundred and forty eight poles to a Pine thence South nineteen degrees thirty minutes West one hundred and three poles to the first station… Signed: John Going, Mary Going. Wit: Richard Brown, Sarah Going, Elizabeth Going. Proved up on July 7, 1761. Lunenburg County, Virginia. Deed bk v. 6, p. 379-380.
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1761 Jul 7 pg1 John Going Sr and Mary to John Going Jr v. 6 p 379

1761 Jul 7 pg2 John Going Sr and Mary to John Going Jr v 6 p 380

1761 July Court – John Gowing Sr to John Gowing Jr bk 7, p 71
An indenture proposing a deed of gift between John Going Sr of the one part and John Gowing Jr of the other part an acknowledge by the said Gowing, and the same are orderd to be returned.
Lunenburg County, Va – Order books, 1759-1762
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1761 July Ct John Gowing Sr deed gift to John Gowing Jr in Lunenburg Co Va

1761 July Court – John Gowin to John Wilson bk 7, p 80. Lunenburg Co, Va.
On fully hearing the argument and debates of the parties on both sides, Plaintiff recovers against the said defendant the sum of two pounds two shillings and three pence current money. Together with his costs by him in this behalf expended.

On the motion of William Glading a witness for John Gowin in his suit against John Wilson, It is ordred that the said Gowin pay him for one days attendance and coming and returning sixty miles according to law and two shillings for Ferriage.

On the motion of John Cardin a witness for John Gowin in his suit against John Wilson it is ordered that the said Gowin pay him for one days attendance according to law.
Lunenburg County, Va – Order books, 1759-1762
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1761 Dec Court – John Gowen to William Sandefur bk 7 183
An indenture between John Gowin of the one part and William Sandifur of the other part with a memorandum of livery of sizen theron in and was had by the oath of two of the witnesses …and the same is ordered to be certify’d and Mary the of the said John, she being first party examined according to law. Relinquished her right of dower in and to the land … conveyed by the said indenture… which are ordered to be recorded. Lunenburg County, Va – Order books, 1759-1762
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1761 Dec 1 – John Goin to William Sandifur, Deed bk 7, p 151. Lunenburg Co, Va … between John Goin of the County of Lunenburg of the one part and William Sandifer of the same County of the other part … John Going for and in consideration of the sum of hundred pounds current money … paid by the said William Sandifur … confirm unto the said William Sandifer … one certain tract of land lying and being in the County of Lunenburg on both sides of the Long Branch containing by estimation 200 acres be it the same more or less and bounded … at a corner Hickory in William Hill’s line thence along his line North 38 degrees West twenty nine poles to a white oak thence North 51 degrees West ninety eight poles to a Hickory thence South sixty eight degrees West one hundred and thirty eight poles to a red oak thence North twenty degrees East eighty two poles to a hickory in William Going’s line thence round the various corners of the said William Goins to his corner white oak on the West or upper side of the Long Branch thence to John Goin Jrs corner on a small branch on the same side of the said Long Branch thence along the various corners of the sd John Goin Jr to John Ruffin’s line thence along the said Ruffin line to the first station … Signed: John Goin. Wit: Thomas Norell, John Tarver (or maybe Turner), Samuel Young, Benjamin Burton…. 1761 Dec 1 – and Mary the wife of the said John Gowing, she being first privetly convened according to law Relinquished her Right of Dower .. to the land and premises conveyed by the said Indenture … Lunenburg County Va Deed Bk v. 7, p. 151. Lunenburg Co, Va.
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1762 Feb 2 John Goin to William Sandifur v 7 p 151

1762 Feb 2 John Goin to William Sandifur v 7 p 152

1761 Dec 1 – William Goin to William Hatchel, Deed bk 7, p 153. Lunenburg Co, Va. … between William Goin of the County of Lunenburg of the one part and William Hatchell of the said County of the other part … the said William Goin for and in consideration of forty pounds lawful money of Virginia to him in hand paid …. by the said William Hatchell … confirm unto the said William Hatchel … one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being on the Great Branch which makes out of Allens Creek in the said County beginning at a Hickory on John Goins line thence along a new line over the said Great Branch and up a small branch as makes of out of the said Great Branch an the …?… to a corner white oak thence along a new line to a corner Pine thence along a new line to a corner red oake thence along a new line to a Spanish Oake thence along a new line to a corner white oake on the said Great Branch thence up the sd branch to a white oake on the West side of said Branch thence along a new line to corner Pine on John Ruffin’s line thence along said Ruffin’s line to a Pine thence along John Goins to the Pine at the begining it being 100 acres … Signed: William Goin. Wit: Samuel Young, William Roffe, William Sandifur, Peter Sandifer. Received Dec 30, 1761 of William Hatchel 40 pounds in full … Signed: William Goin. Proved up in Court on Feb 2, 1762. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4L-8S4M?i=86&cat=372284

1762 Feb 2 William Goin to William Hatchel v 7 pg 153

1762 Feb 2 William Goin to William Hatchel v 7 pg 154

1762 Feb 2 William Goin to William Hatchel v 7 pg 155

1762 February Court – William Gowen to William Hatchell bk 7, p 203
An Indenture of Bargain of sale between William Gowing of the one part and William Hatchell of the other part, with a receipt therein indorsed … proved by the oaths of three of the witnesses … to be recorded.  Lunenburg County, Va – Order books, 1759-1762
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1762 Feb Court – John Gowen to William Gowen bk 7, p 203
An Indenture of Feofement between John Gowen of the one part and William Gowin of the other part, with a memorandum of Livery of sizen thereon. Indorsed was further proved by the oath of one of the witnesses that subscribed and ordered to be recorded.
Lunenburg County, Va – Order books, 1759-1762
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1762 February Court – William Black v William Gowing and John Gowing bk 7, p 210
William Black against William Gowing and John Gowing – One Petition
The said Defendants not appearing altho duly summoned. … Considered by the court that the said petition —against the said defendants. Within the sum of two pounds nine shillings and one penny current money together with all his costs by him …
But as to the other Defendant John, the sherif having made retain that he is an inhabitant of the county, therefore it also as to him.
Lunenburg County, Va – Order books, 1759-1762
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1762 Feb Ct John Gowin of the one part and William Gowin of the other part, with a memorandum of Livery of Seizen thereon indoresed was further proved by the oaths of one of the witnesses thereto subscribed and ordered to be recorded. indenture  in Lunenburg Co Va.  Lunenburg County Court Order Book v7 p 203  (Note:  It appears that John Gowin granted his land to his brother William Gowin, and William then sold his own land to William Hatchell).

1762 Feb Ct William Goin to William Hatchel AND John Gowin to William Gowin on same page Lunenburg Co Va

1761 Dec 18 – On 18 December 1761, John Going, Jr. sold the 100 acres he had received from his parents to his brother William Going for 40 pounds.  Fiduciary Book 4, 1863 – 1868, index, 570 p. (pp. 1-50 Include deeds from 1757-1762), p. 48]

1762 March Court – Halifax Co, Va – James Norrell, Plaintiff against John Gowin, junr, Defendant – on a petition. For reasons appearing ordered that this suit be dismissed.
bk 3, p 443 – Gowing v Williams
Plea (order) books, v. 3-4 1759-1764
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1762 March Court – Robert Cunningham v John Gowen Jr bk 7, p 225
This day came the said complaint by his attorney and the said Defendant … solemnly called was not here makes default, and came also John Potter a garnishee of the said defendant and with that he hath estate and effects in his hand of the Defendent sufficient to satisfy the said complainants demand whereupon … appearing to be just by his own oath for the sum of two pounds seven shillings and eleven pence current money.
Lunenburg County, Va – Order books, 1759-1762
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1762 April Ct John Clarke v John Gowin Jr charge of assault and battery is dismissed with costs to Pltf in Lunenburg Co Va. Lunenburg County Court Order Book v8 p 2.
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1762 April Ct John Clarke v John Gowin Jr charge of assault and battery is dismissed with costs to Pltf in Lunenburg Co Va

1762 July 6 – William Goin to Francis Norrell, Deed bk 7, p 302. Lunenburg Co, Va
… between William Goin of North Carolina in Orange County and Francis Nowell of Lunenburgh County of the other part … said William Goin for and in consideration of 45 pounds currant money …. by the said Francis Nowell …. confirm unto the said Francis Nowell … one certain tract or parcel of land lying and being on the Great Branch which makes out of Allens Creek. Begining at a poplar on a small branch which makes out of the said Great Branch on the South side thence down the said Branch to the Great Branch thence up the said Great Branch to a corner soverwood tree which stands on the North side of the said Great Branch on a small branch thence up the said samll branch as it meanders to a corner ash thence along a new line to William Sandifers corner white oak thence along John Goin old pattent line to a corner pine thence along the said old line over the said Great Branch to the begining . It being 100 acres … Signed: William Going. (… delivered in presents of (_______________left blank).
Memorandum that full and peaceable possession and seizen of the within mentioned lands and premises was made and done by the within named William Goin unto the within named Francis Nowell according to … true intent and meaning of the within written deed in due form of law this 6th day of July 1762. Signed: William Going. (again wits left blank). Deed bk v. 7, p 302-304. Lunenburg County, Va. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4L-8SWJ?i=161&cat=372284

1762 July 6 William Goin to Francis Nowell v 7 p 302

1762 July 6 William Goin to Francis Nowell v 7 p 303

1762 July 6 William Goin to Francis Nowell v 7 p 304

1762 July 6: William Going, son of John and Mary Keith Going of Lunenburg County, Virginia, moved to Orange County, North Carolina by July 6, 1762. William had previously sold his 100 acres, gift of his parents, while still living in Lunenburg County. William had bought the 100 acres deeded to his brother, JOHN JR, by their parents for 40 pounds, and then sold it when he moved to Orange County, NC.

1763 Nov Ct – 103 – “Ordered that the persons under William Ware’s jurisdiction work on the road whereof he is Overseer – viz – David Hive, William Hier, Isaac Middlebrook, Evans Hatterly, George Hatterly, Samuel Hatterly, Nathaniel Russell, John Thomas, Gray Bynum, Andrew McMillion, John McMillion, Samuel Paul, John Wood, John Gown, David Roper, Alexander Montgomery, John Roberts, Charles Crawford and James Tinsley.”
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1764 May – Court: suit, May 1764, Orange, North Carolina, USA. Paul Heinegg suggests that John Gowen, Jr. was the “John Going” who was sued in Orange County, North Carolina in May 1764, according to Orange County Court Minutes. Additionally he suggests that John Gowen, Jr. was “John Going” who was verbally excoriated by Col. John Hogan of Orange County. The colonel declared in 1765 that he “knew John Going well and that he was a trifling, contemptible fellow, a gambler, and a mulatto . . . he was then insolvent and probably is so still, if alive,” according to “Claims of British Merchants after the Revolutionary War.” Orange Co, NC. http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/21207.htm

1764 May Ct – Thomas Moore v John Going – Case – Minute Book 1762-1766, pg 185. Orange Co, NC.
This day came the Plaintiff by his attorney whereupon came also a jury to with … who being elected tryed and sworn well and truly to enquire of damages upon their oath do say that the Defendant is guilty in manner and form as the Plaintiff against him hath declared and do assess his damages to six pounds five shillings proclamation money. Therefor it is the opinion of the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the Defendant his damages aforesaid in form aforesaid and his costs by him in that behalf expended.
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1765 Apr 11 – John Going, Plaintiff against Francis and Thomas Norrells, Defendants} In Debt
The Plaintiff no appearing to give security for the costs in this suit (he not being an Inhabitant of this Colony) On the motion of the Defendants by their attorney it is ordered to be dismissed at the Plaintiff’s costs. Order book 11, p 40 1763-1766. Lunenburg County, Va.
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1765 May Ct. – Thomas Moore v. John Going – sciri facias. Minute Book 1762-1766, pg 382. Orange Co, NC.
Alexander Going who in this suit became bail for the defendant appearance being summoned to appear and show cause why judgment against him the Plaintiff should not or he surrender the body of the principle as he was bound to do, which he failing to do. It is com.. by this Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said Bail Judgment for 6 pounds 10 shillings proclamation money and his costs …
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1765 May – Page 126; Court of May 1765; John Williams Esq. vs ALEXANDER GOING – Case; Thomas Moore vs JOHN GOING -Case; Orange County, North Carolina Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions of Sept 1752 – August 1766; By Ruth Herndon Shields; Orange Co, NC.
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html

1765 Aug – Deed: proof 300 acres, Aug 1765, Orange, North Carolina, USA. Alexander Going 300 acres to John Thomas – August Court 1765 p. 111. Orange, NC.  1765 Aug 13 – Page 39; Aug. 13 1765; ALEXANDER GOWING to John Thomas, 300 acres; Deed of sale, witness (blank) Register of Orange County, North Carolina Deeds 1752-1768 & 1793; By Eve B. Weeks. Orange Co, NC.
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1769 April 14 – Joseph Gill, Complainant against William Gowen and John Gowen, Defendants} Upon an attachment.
This day came the Plaintif by his attorney and the attachment being returned executed in the hands of Thomas Norrel — the said Norrell came into Court and being sworn and examined saith that he became security for Francis Norrell to the Defendant for 28 pounds, 4 shillings current money which matter was negotiated with John Going Senior who was Intrusted by the Defendant to take a bond for the same which bond was part made payable to the said John Gowen Senior and the said Gowen being asked the reason of it declared that as his son the Defendant owed many debts here, he chose to take it so to prevent its being attached, which appeared to this Garnishee that the bond was taken in that manner to defraud the Defendants creditors, and the Defendant being solemnly called came not. Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendants 2 pounds current money and his costs by him in this behalf expended. Whereupon it is ordered that the said Garnishee after satisfying the several attachments levied in his hands before the Plaintiffs do pay the remainder of the Money in his hand, to the Plaintif or so much therof as will satisfy his judgment aforesaid.
Book 12: 1766-69, p 209. Lunenburg Co, Va.
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1773 Several persons signed a petition for the partition of the north part of Orange County. Among them were Alexander Gowen, Sr, Alexander Gowen, Emos [Amos] Gowen, Daniel Gowen and John Gowen, according to “The Colonial Records of North Carolina, 1771-1775,” Vol. 9, by Sanders.  “Petition from inhabitants of Orange County concerning county boundaries; Sanders, James; Et Al. 1773, Volume 09, Pages 809-810. [From MS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.] Orange Co, NC.

1775 Feb – Alexander Going – probate inventory
Estate: Inventory Alexander Going, Feb 1775, , Orange, North Carolina, USA.  citing: Orange County Records at the NC State Archives, Raleigh July 2012
Inventories Sales & Accounts of Estates, in 24 Volumes : First Volume (1756-1785) p. 297
An Inventory of the Estate of Alex’r. Gowing Dec’d. which is as follows
A Negroe Fellow Sam, 1 Ditto Bob, a Negroe Woman Luce, 1 Ditto Sary, a Negroe Boy Will, a Negroe Girl Hannah, a Negroe Boy Frank, 5 head of Horses, 29 head of Cattle, 48 head of Hoggs, 12 old Sheep & 5 lambs, 5 Feather Beds & Furniture & about 30 cc new Feathers, 5 Bedsteads & bords, 3 potts, a Dutch Oven, 1 pan, a small Skillet, 2 Dishes, 12 plates, 5 Basons, 9 porringers, 20 spoons, a pr. Spoon moulds, 1 Earthen Dish, 20 Earthen plates, 12 Bowls, 2 Tin potts, 34 Cups & Sawsers, 1 Coffee Pott, 2 Cannisters, 10 Mugs, 1 Quart Tin, 9 Bottles, 2 Jugs, 1 looking Glass, 5 Viols, a small (Gilt) Trunk, 2 Tables, 5 Chairs, 8 Knives, 11 Forks, 1 pair money Scales, 2 Razors, 1 Strop & Hone, 1 Mans Saddle & Bridle & Saddle Bags, Womans Saddle, 1 Rifle Gun, 1 pr (Stalyards), 1 xCut Saw, 1 foot Adze, 2 Drawing Knives, 4 Augers, 1 Chisell, 1 Small Still, 1 old Waggon & Gears, 7 Bells, 5 Axes, 3 Wedges, 10 Hoes, 1 Shear & (Colter), 2 Clovises, 5 plow hoes, 2 pr Shears, 1 (spice) morter & pessell, 1(Inkstand), 1 Linen Wheel, 1 Woollin Wheel, 3 pr Cards, 1 Sayne (seine?), 1 Bar Iron & Heaters, 2 Sifters, 5 (pails), 1 Churn, 22 Geese, 24 Ducks, 21 old Barrels, 2 Curry Combs & 3 Brushes, 1 pr. Candle Snuffers, 5 Books, a large quantity Meat, a parcel old Tobacco, 1 Loom, Slay & Harness, 7550 cc of Tob’o Inspected, a large quantity of Corn, 70 or 80 Barrels, 15 Bushels, Oats, 77 Bushels Wheat.
A true Inventory returned by Sophia Going Adm’x.
Orange County, February Court 1775. The above Inventory was returned in open Court and ordered to be Recorded.  Test.
From Orange County Records at the NC State Archives, Raleigh July 2012
Inventories Sales & Accounts of Estates, in 24 Volumes : First Volume (1756-1785) p. 297
Orange Co, NC
1775 May 2 – Alexander Gowing – estate sale
Estate: Sale Alexander Going, 2 May 1775, , Orange, North Carolina, USA
citing: Orange County records at the NC State Archives in Raleigh July 2012 – Inventories Sales & Accounts of Estates, in 24 Volumes : First Volume (1756-1785) ) p. 305-307
“Transcription of “Acct of Sales of the Estate of Alex’r Going decd. May 2d 1775″
Buyers: Daniel Going, Jas. Gulaspey, Kennoday, John Going Jun, Sophia Going, James Galaspey, Alexander Going, Henry Dixon, James Sanders Sen, Robert Terry, Saml. Robertson, John Cannoday, Thomas Rogers.
Orange County May Co 1775. The above acct. of Sales was returned in open Court and ordered to be Recorded.  Test.
From Orange County records at the NC State Archives in Raleigh July 2012
Inventories Sales & Accounts of Estates, in 24 Volumes : First Volume (1756-1785) ) p. 305-307” Orange Co, NC
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1775 May 2 – Alexander Going, dec’d
Daniel Going, Sophia Going, John Going Jr, Alex Going – purchasers at estate
Acct of Sales of the Estate of ALEXR GOING decd. Persons purchasing from the estate were:
DANIEL GOING
SOPHIA GOING
JOHN GOING JUN
ALEX GOING
James Galaspey
Henry Dixon
James Sanders Sen
Robert Terry
Saml Robinson
Jas Sanders Jun
John Cannaday
Thomas Rogers
Total amount: L676.16.4 Henry Dixon D.S. Orange Co May Co. 1775. The above Acct. of Sales was returned in open Court and Ordered to be Recorded. Orange Co, NC
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))))))))))))))))))))))))))) Dividing Line!! Research still needed to confirm how the following fit – The following may be a differnet John Gowen, but the pieces appear to fit . . . at least with the information known at this time. –(((((((((((((((((((((((((((

(Note:  The following information in South Carolina and North Carolina on the above John Going is speculative.  It is uncertain if the following information is the same as John Going b. abt 1720 who is son of John Going b. abt 1700 m. to Mary Keith.  It is a possibility.  I am looking for Y-DNA tests of descendants of this line to verify if the following line is from John Going b. abt 1700).   The John Gowing who’s family ends up in Marion Co, SC and Robeson Co, NC may be Alexander Going’s son named John.  

The following records are hard to differentiate – the line of John Gowen appeared to always have another son named John.  The direct lineage of these other “John Gowen” men to John Going b. 1720-30 is a best guess – based on Y-DNA results, and based on where they lived in proximity to other Going named families.  There are records of all of the following mixed in here – they all appear to be related father-to-son, but again, it is difficult to differentiate which is which.  I believe the records may identify the following 6 different John Gowen/Goin men in the Georgetown Dist, SC, Robeson Co, NC and Marion Co, SC area:

  • 1) John Gowing b. abt 1710 poss death in 1784? m. Mary Keith. (may have m. Elizabeth as 2d wife) – may have been the John Gowen who died around 1784 in St Marks Parish, SC.
  • 2) John Gowen b. abt. 1730-35 (this page) m. Nancy Duncan – son of John Going b. abt. 1710 in Lunenburg Co, Va – may have been the John Gowen who died around 1784 in St Marks Parish, SC.
  • 3) John Gowen b. abt 1750-55 –  m. Sarah – died in 1800, will in Robeson Co, NC – names only one son – John. (possible son of above John Gowen b. abt 1730-35)
  • 4) John Gowen b. abt 1771-74 –  m. Edith Faulkdied in 1814. Possibly son of above John Gowen b. abt 1730/35.
  • 5) John Goins b. abt 1785-94 – in 1810 US Census in Robeson Co, NC (son of John Gowen b. 1750-55 – was only known John in area that was a minor when 1800 will was written).
  • 6) John M Gowen b. abt 1810 – moved from Robeson Co, NC to Smith Co, Mississippi

(Note:  I am assuming that the John Going of Lunenburg County, Virginia, and Orange County, North Carolina is the same John Gowen who ends up in Robeson County, North Carolina.  This may possibly be incorrect.  There are many “John Going” type names in the Southern Va, North Carolina, and South Carolina area at this time, so it is difficult to piece them together – this may end up being two different people. The ancestors of John Gowan m. Edith Faulk match YDNA of other descendants of John Gowing b. abt 1710 m. Mary Keith, and his brother Alexander Gowing b. abt 1715 m. Sophia).

The will for the John Gowen that died in 1800 says his son John Gowen Jr is not yet 21 years of age – which appears to mean this John Gowen’s son was born about 1780 or later.  The John Gowen who died in 1800 is married to Sarah.

The 1800 US Census in Marion Co, SC has a John Gowin Sr born before 1755, another John Gowen born between 1755-1774.  The 1800 US Census has another John Goin in Robeson Co, NC born before 1755.  The 1810 US Census has 3 John Goins living in Robeson Co, NC – a John Goins born 1785-1794, a John Goins Sr born before 1765, and a John Goins Jr born betw. 1766-1784.  The 1820 US Census shows only one John Gowens who has moved to Columbus Co, NC born betw. 1776-1794.

A John Gowen from Marion/Robeson dies in 1814 – the one married to Nancy.

A John Gowen continues to live in the area beyond the 1830s.

(Note:  Unknown at this time, these are all possible children of John Going Jr. b. abt 1720).

John Gowen b. abt 1780 – Columbus Co, NC.  (appears to be son of this John Gowen).

(Note: It may be possible that this page’s John Gowen had a prior son named John Going / Gowen, or that he had an older son who had a child named John Gowen (who is his grandson, that is older than his own son named John Gowen), or its possible a nephew or cousin named John Gowen/Going was in the area about the same time – and these are two branches of the Gowen line).

John Going b. abt 1755-60 (THIS John Going may be the John Going who dies in 1800 – with a son named John Gowen Jr who is not yet 21 years of age.  Still need to sort out all the “Johns” in the area).

See the following links to the County Records to see additional records for the above men:

SOUTH CAROLINA and NORTH CAROLINA: 

MARION COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA and ROBESON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA area:  

CHARLESTON CO, SC page:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/south-carolina-charleston-county/

GEORGETOWN DIST, SC page: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/south-carolina-georgetown-district/

MARION COUNTY, SC page:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/south-carolina-marion-county/

ROBESON COUNTY, NC page:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/north-carolina-robeson-county/

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC page:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/north-carolina-columbus-county/

It appears John Gowing moved his family from Orange County, North Carolina to what is modern-day Dillon County / Marion County, South Carolina – near the border of North Carolina (modern Robeson County, NC).   See the following sources:

1765 Jan 31 – John Gowen recorded for 100 acres in Craven Co, SC. vol 13, pg 265.

1765 John Gowen 100 acres in Craven Co SC

1765 John Gowen 100 acres in Craven Co SC

1770 May 1 – John Gowing’s petition for 200 acres was presented in South Carolina. 1770 May 1 – Land Plat survey done for John Gowings in Craven County, 200 acres on Little Peedee and Drowning Creek on Ash Pole Swamp, bounded Northwesterly by Mr Shackelford, and bounded Northeastwardly by Thomas Finkley. Looking at map – this would be in modern Dillon County, SC. Craven Co, SC.
South Carolina Petitions for Warrants of Survey. pgs 71-78.
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

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1770 May 16 a survey for John Gowing is done for 200 acres on the fork of the Little Pee Dee and Drownding Creek on Ash Pole Swamp, bounded by Mr. Shackleford and Thomas Finkley, Craven County, South Carolina. 1770 May 16 a survey for John Gowings is done for 200 acres on the fork of the Little Pee Dee and Drownding Creek on Ash Pole Swamp, bounded by Mr. Shackleford and Thomas Finkley. Names indexed: BREMAR, JOHN; FINKLEY, THOMAS; GILES, HUGH; GOWINGS, JOHN; SHACKELFORD Document type: PLAT Locations: ASHEPOLE SWAMP; CRAVEN COUNTY; DROWNING CREEK; PEE DEE RIVER, South Carolina. (plat below)
Series: S213184 Volume: 0011 Page: 00452 Item: 01.
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

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1770 Nov 3 – … grant unto John Gowings … land containing 200 acres situate in Craven County in the Fork of Little Peedee & Drowning Creek on Ash Pole Swamp, bounding NW on Mr Shackleford & vacant land, NE on Thomas Finkley & vacant land, all other sides vacant land.
Royal Land Grangs, bk 21, p 267. South Carolina.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSR8-ZJ1N?i=489&cat=473372

1771 Jan 4 – A memorial exhibited by John Gowing to be regist in the Auditors Office, etc., of a plantation or tract of land containing 200 acres situate in Craven County, in the Fork of Little Pee Dee and Drowning Creek, on Ashpole Swamp: Bounding NW on Mr Shackleford and vacant land, NE on Thomas Finkley and vacant land, all other sides on vacant land: Survey certified the 16th of May 1770, and granted the 3d day of Nov 1770 to the Memorialist, at the quit rent of 3/ sterling or 4 Proc Money per 100 acres, to commence 2 years from the date. In witness whereof he hath hereunto set his hand the 4th day of Jan 1771.
Signed: Hugh Giles.
Archives ID: Series: S111001 Volume: 0010 Page: 00299 Item: 002
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/ ; https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS1L-93WX-N?i=891&cat=339366

1771 John Gowing 200 acres in Ashpole Swamp in Craven Co SC memorial

1771 John Gowing 200 acres in Ashpole Swamp in Craven Co SC memorial

It appears John Gowing may have served in the Revolutionary War – and was on the rolls in South Carolina.  In 1777 John Goen is listed in the Revolutionary War rolls in South Carolina.

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1778 “John Gowen” was shown as a member of St. David’s Society, a group organized to sponsor an academy on the upper Pee Dee River in Cheraws District. [presently Marlboro County, SC].  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms007.htm

1784 Oct 17 – John Gowing receives a PLAT FOR 200 ACRES ON DROWNING CREEK, GEORGE TOWN DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY JOHN HENDERSON.
I have caused to be admeasured and laid out unto John Gowing a tract of land containing 200 acres situate in the District of George Town on the SW side of Drowning Creek and hath such forms and marks, butting and bounding as the above plat represents. Certified for the 17th day of October 1784. John Henderson DS} Ephraim Mitchell, Surveyor-General. (All sides vacant)(plat below)
Series: S213190 Volume: 0006 Page: 00046 Item: 000
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1784 Oct 17 John Gowing receives a PLAT FOR 200 ACRES ON DROWNING CREEK

1784 Oct 17 John Gowing receives a PLAT FOR 200 ACRES ON DROWNING CREEK

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DEATH of a JOHN GOWEN in 1784 in St Marks Parish, SC:  (OF NOTE):  In Lancaster Co, SC – a deed entry dated …

1784 Nov 14 – states Daniel Finn planter of St Marks Parish SC grants estate of John Gowen decd and a copy of his inventory to Elizabeth Gowen recorded in Lancaster Co on Nov 28 1795 Deed Book B pg 289 in Lancaster Co, SC
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/472451?availability=Family%20History%20Library  (Note:  Its uncertain who this “John Gowen dec’d” is who appears to have been married to an “Elizabeth” … They appear to have had some relation to St Marks Parish, SC, and Lancaster Co, SC, and to know a “Daniel Finn” who I have not been able to locate).

1784 Nov 25 – Richard Faulk fr Dempsey Dawson, Deed bk 1, p 392. Bladen Co, NC
… between Dempsey Dawson of Nash County and State of North Carolina of the one part and Richard Faulk of Bladen County afsd of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 50 pounds … confirmed unto the above said Richard Faulk … land lying and being in Bladen County … of Cabbage Swamp of Drowning Creek …. containing 150 acres …
Signed: Dempsey Dawson.
Wit: John Coleman Sr, Phillip Faulk, Theophilus Coleman
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898M-FTW?i=420&cat=330546

1784 Nov 25 – Richard Faulk fr Depsey Dawson, Deed bk 25, p 334. Bladen Co, NC
… between Dempsey Dawson of Nash County and State of North Carolina of the one part and Richard Faulk of Bladen County afsd of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 50 pounds … confirmed unto the above said Richard Faulk … land lying and being in Bladen County … of Cabbage Swamp of Drowning Creek …. containing 150 acres …
Signed: Dempsey Dawson.
Wit: John Coleman Sr, Phillip Faulk, Theophilus Coleman
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998M-64GD?i=394&cat=330546

1785 May 21: ELIZABETH GOEN, UNRECORDED PLAT FOR LAND NOT GRANTED, 50 ACRES ON REEDY BRANCH, CATABAW RIVER, CAMDEN DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY JAMES BREDIN. Series: S213197 Box: 0002 Item: 00469 ignore: 000 Names indexed: BREDIN, JAMES; GOEN, ELIZABETH Document type: PLAT Locations: CAMDEN DISTRICT; CATAWBA RIVER; REEDY BRANCH, South Carolina
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=116306  1785 May 21 – Elizabeth Goen – Land Plat Survey for Elizabeth Goen, in the Camden District, 50 acres, on the Reedy Branch on the NE side of the Catawba River, all sides vacant. Camden Dist, SC. http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Plats/B/Plat_B__0284a.tif

1785 Nov 8 – Richard Faulk fr Dempsey Dawson, Deed bk 1, p 127. Bladen Co, NC
… between Dempsey Dawson of the State of North Carolina and County of Nash of the one part and Richard Faulk of the State afsd and County of Bladen of the other … in consideration of the sum of 150 pounds … confirmed unto the said Richard Faulk … land … lying and being in the County of Bladen and on Drowning Creek and Porter Swamp … beginning with 1 tract of 100 acres granted by patent to Dempsey Dawson bearing date March 15, 1779 lying on Drowning Creek, Posters Swamp beginning at a stake Thomas Jones line … also 250 acres grented by patent to Dempsey Dawson bearing date 30 day of Sept 1778 beg at a Bay Bush in a large Bay at his old corner … in Porters Swamp to a small pin in Thomas Sims corner … also one other tract containing 90 acres begining at a stake Dempsey Dawson’s old corner … in a little bay Thomas Aimes corner … also one other tract of land 39 acres by patent bearing date March 16, 1779 begining at a large pine Dempsey Dawson’s corner … also one other parcel of land containing 40 acres … on the E side of Drowning Creek and on the S side of Cabbages Swamp being part of a tract granted to Thomas Aimes by patent bearing date Jan 22, 1773 and part of a tract granted to the said Thomas Aimes by William Strickland Sr by deed dated Nov 22, 1773 …
Signed: Dempsey Dawson
Wit: Theophilus Coleman, Moses Coleman
Ordered registered in May 1786.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98M-F4G?i=153&cat=330546

1785 Nov 18 – Richard Faulk fr Dempsey Dawson, Deed bk 25, p 68. Bladen Co, NC
… consideration of 150 pounds paid by Richard Faulk. Conveyed to Richard Faulk land lying in Bladen County on Drowning Creek, Porters Swamp. 1 tract of 100 acres granted by patent to Dempsey Dawson the 15 of March 1779 on Drowning Creek, Porters Swam, at a stake Thomas Ames line. Also 250 acres granted by patent to Dempsey Dawson the 30th of Sept 1778. On Porters Swamp, to a small pine Thomas Ames corner. Also one other tract containing 90 acres begining at a stake Dempsey Dawson old corner, in a little bay Thomas Ames corner. Also one other tract 39 acres by patent bearing date March 16, 1779 at a large pine Demsey Dawson’s corner. Also one other parcel of land containing 40 acres on the E side of Drowning Creek and on the S side Cabbage Swamp part of a tract granted Thomas Ames by patent Jan 22, 1773 and part of tract granted to said Thomas by William Strickland Sr Nov 22, 1773.
Signed: Dempsey Dawson
Wit: Theophilus Coleman, Moses Coleman
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98M-6WK5?i=127&cat=330546

1786 Feb 15 – John Gowin, Plat For 100 Acres On Drowning Creek, George Town District, Surveyed By John Henderson.
South Carolina. I have caused to be admeasured and laid out unto John Gowin a Tract of Land containing 100 acres, situate in the district of Georgetown in the NW side of Drowning Creek and hath such Form and Marks, butting and bounding as the above Plat represents. Certified for the 15th day of February 1786. John Henderson DS} Ephraim Mitchell, Surveyor-General. Adjacent to John Gowin’s land on NW side. (plat below)
Archives ID: Series: S213190 Volume: 0003 Page: 00356 Item: 001
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1786 Feb 15 John Gowin, Plat For 100 Acres On Drowning Creek

1786 Feb 15 John Gowin, Plat For 100 Acres On Drowning Creek

1786 March 2 – Job Rothmahler, Plat For 1,200 Acres On Drowning Creek, George Town District, Surveyed By John Henderson.
South Carolina. I have caused to be admeasured & laid out unto Job Rothmahler a Tract of Land containing 1200 acres wituate in the Dist of George Town on the NW side of Drowning Creek bounding SE on said Creek and hath such form marks buttings and boundings as the above plat represents. Certified for the 2d day of March 1786. John Henderson DS, Samuel Gore, Ephraim Mitchell. Adjacent Herrings field, Drowning Creek, John Gowing’s land, and the North Carolina State Line. (plat below)
Archives ID: Series: S213190 Volume: 0014 Page: 00143 Item: 000
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1786 March 2 Job Rothmahler, Plat For 1,200 Acres On Drowning Creek adj John Gowing

1786 March 2 Job Rothmahler, Plat For 1,200 Acres On Drowning Creek adj John Gowing

1790 US Census: Name: John Gowen
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Prince Georges, Georgetown, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 16: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 16 and over: 2
Free White Persons – Females: 2
Number of Household Members: 5
Year: 1790; Census Place: Prince Georges, Georgetown, South Carolina; Series: M637; Roll: 11; Page: 507; Image: 313; Family History Library Film: 0568151
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29634232?h=39d1dd

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
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29634528?h=810413

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
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29634626?h=434197

1790 The US Census shows Bethiah Going, John Goinge, John Goun(?), and James Gawin (?) living in the Georgetown District, South Carolina.

1791 Oct 26 – Richard Faulk fr John McKinnie, Deed bk 26, p 312. Bladen Co, NC
John McKinnie to Richard Faulk of Bladen Co, NC …. consideration of 20 pounds … confirm unto Richard Faulk land containing 640 acres granted by patent to Thomas Amis 23 day of Oct 1782 and sold by him to John McKennie anf from him to the above said Richard Faulk, lying and being in Bladen County, North Carolina in the fork of Cypress.
Signed: John McKinnie
Wit: John Hennant, Phillip Faulk
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998M-ZRD?i=342&cat=330546

1791 Dec 3 – Richard Faulk fr Samuel Richardson shff, Deed bk 26, p 479. Bladen Co, NC
Judgment the 2d Monday of Jan 1782 by Stephen Cobb agt Simon Faulk for 40,000 pounds. Execution of judgment. Tract of land containing 640 acres in Bladen County on back sides of Cypress Creek granted to Thomas Amis. Up for Public Sale on 27 Dec 1791 at Court House at Elizabeth Town. James Holaman the highest bidder. Title of sd land to be made to Richard Faulk of Bladen.
Signed: Samuel Richardson (Shff)
Wit: Amis Richardson, James Hollaman
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98M-Z9VD?i=509&cat=330546

1793 Jan 12 – Richard Faulk to William Stevens, Deed bk 26, p 476. Bladen Co, NC
Consideration of 20 pounds paid by William Stevens. Confirmed unto William Stevens land in the County of Bladen on the N side of Cypress Creek containing 100 acres part of a tract granted to Thomas Amis containing 640 acres and sold by him to John McKinnie and by him to Richard Faulk. Next to Porters Swamp, by the blazed trees was laid off for a certain John Riggins, including improvement being the land whereon Jonathan Faulk now lives.
Signed: Richard Faulk
Wit: John Hinnant, Jonathan Faulk
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998M-Z9XS?i=506&cat=330546

1793 Apr 26 – William Fatheree, Plat For 800 Acres On Drowning Creek, George Town District, Surveyed By John Russ.
South Carolina. I do hereby certify for William Fatheree a tract of land containing 800 acres surveyed for him 8th April 1793, sitate in the District of George Town on the N West side of Drowning Creek and hath such form marks, buttings and Boundings as the above plat represents. Given under my hand this 26 April 1793. F Bremar, Genl. John Russ DS.
Bounded by land supposed to join Abiram Comb’s land, supposed to join John Gowan’s land, on or near Joshua Barfield’s land, bounding along Drowning Creek.
Archives ID: Series: S213190 Volume: 0030 Page: 00112 Item: 002 (plat below)
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1793 Apr 26 – William Fatheree, Plat For 800 Acres On Drowning Creek adj John Gowan

1793 Apr 26 – William Fatheree, Plat For 800 Acres On Drowning Creek adj John Gowan

1796 Apr 7 – Peter Mckeller, Plat For 100 Acres On Hayses Swamp, George Town District, Surveyed By Josiah Lewis.
South Carolina. I do hereby certify for Peter McKeller a tract of land containing 100 acres surveyed for him the 16th of January 1796 situate in the District of George Town on the NE side of Little Pee Dee on the N side of Hayses Swamp and hath such form and marks as the above plat represents. Given under my hand this 7th day of April 1796. Josiah Lewis, DS} Benjamin Waring SG.
Bounding John Gowing’s land, land surveyed for John McDonald, land granted to Stephen Gibson, land granted to Stephen Gibson. (survey below)
Archives ID: Series: S213190 Volume: 0034 Page: 00353 Item: 001
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1796 Apr 7 – Peter Mckeller, Plat For 100 Acres On Hayses Swamp adj John Gowing

1796 Apr 7 – Peter Mckeller, Plat For 100 Acres On Hayses Swamp adj John Gowing

1798 Jan 4 – William Watson, Plat For 61 Acres On Little Pee Dee River And Drowning Creek, George Town District, Surveyed By D. Rowland.
South Carolina. I do hereby certify for William Watson a tract of land containing 61 acres surveyed for him the 1st March 1797 situate in the District of George Town in the fork of Little Pee Dee River & Drowning Creek on the S side of Bear Swamp & on the Cypress Branch & hath such form & marks as the above plat represents. Given under my hand this 4th January 1798. Benjamin Warring Surv Genl. D Rowland DS.
Bounding Ezekiel Adams land, John Gowens land, Jesse Page’s land (survey below)
Archives ID: Series: S213190 Volume: 0035 Page: 00107 Item: 002
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1798 Jan 4 – William Watson, Plat For 61 Acres On Little Pee Dee River And Drowning Creek adj John Gowen

1798 Jan 4 – William Watson, Plat For 61 Acres On Little Pee Dee River And Drowning Creek adj John Gowen

The 1800 US Censuses show three John Goin/Gowins in the area:  1) John Gowin age 26-44 (b. betw. 1756-1774) – with 5 in household, living in the Marion District, South Carolina, 2) John Gowin born some time before 1755 – with 8 in household, living in the Marion District, South Carolina, and 3) John Goin born some time before 1755 – with 4 in household, living in Robeson County, North Carolina.

1800 US Census: Name: John Goin
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Fayetteville, Robeson, North Carolina
Free White Persons – Males -10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 45 and over: 1 (born bef. 1755)
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 45 and over: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 1
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 4
Year: 1800; Census Place: Fayetteville, Robeson, North Carolina; Series: M32; Roll: 32; Page: 379; Image: 386; Family History Library Film: 337908
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29630133?h=9fd57d

1800 US Census: Name: Oliva Goin
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Fayetteville, Robeson, North Carolina
Number of All Other Free Persons: 2
Number of Household Members: 2
Year: 1800; Census Place: Fayetteville, Robeson, North Carolina; Series: M32; Roll: 32; Page: 381; Image: 388; Family History Library Film: 337908
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29988407?h=14f86c

1800 US Census: Name: John Gowin Sr
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Liberty, Marion District, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Males -10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 45 and over: 1 (born bef. 1755)
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 45 and over: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 4
Number of Household Members Over 25: 4
Number of Household Members: 8
Year: 1800; Census Place: Liberty, Marion District, South Carolina; Series: M32; Roll: 49; Page: 447; Image: 74; Family History Library Film: 181424
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29629928?h=4621b0

1800 US Census: Name: John Gowin
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Liberty, Marion District, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1 (born betw. 1756-1774)
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 3
Number of Household Members Over 25: 1
Number of Household Members: 5
Year: 1800; Census Place: Liberty, Marion District, South Carolina; Series: M32; Roll: 49; Page: 438; Image: 65; Family History Library Film: 181424
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29630034?h=def7e1

The following John Gowen (who is married to a Sarah) who died in Robeson Co, NC appears to be from another family of Gowens. It is unknown if or how he is related to John Gowing of Marion Co, SC.

1800 Feb 19 – John Gowen – Last Will and Testament:
In The name of God Amen
John Gowen of the County of Robeson and State of North Carolina, being weak in body but in perfect mind and memore (Blessed be God) do make and ordain this my last will and testament ….
– Imrpimise my will and desire is that my loving wife remain on the plantation whereon I live and enjoy all the benefits arising there from until my son John Gowen comes to the age of 21 years, at which time, for him my said son to take in his own possession the said land and plantation, and all personal estate and the residue thereof I bequeath to my loving wife to be at all times at her own disposal. … set my hand and affixed my seal this 19th day of February 1800 …
Signed: John Gowen
Wits: Samuel Bridgers, Samuel Bridgers.
Wills, 1787-1865. pg 60.
Wills; Author: North Carolina. County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions (Robeson County); Probate Place: Robeson, North Carolina
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29630751?h=dfccd8 (pg 1 of Will – click to open)
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29630761?h=28346f (pg 2 of Will – click to open) (Note:  This appears to be John Gowen Jr’s will that was born about 1755-60).

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1800 May 30 – Jacob Rhodes deed to Richard Faulk. Deed bk 27, p 363. Bladen Co, NC
… between Jacob Rhodes of Robeson County, North Carolina of the one part and Richard Faulks of the Co & State afsd of the other part … set over unto the sd Richard Faulks … land situate lying in the Co. of Bladen on the Butler Branch containing 64 acres being at a rd oak Richard Faulks corner … it being part a patent granted to John E Blount the 22 day of Dec 1794 & purchased by the afsd Jacob Rhodes at Shff sale … the 6th day of Sept 1798 …
Signed: J. Rhodes
Wit: A Gilchrist, John Brock
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98M-ZQCZ?i=390&cat=330546

1802 April 6 – Admin of estate of John Gowen granted to Sarah Gowen. p. 193. Robeson Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4F-FQZK-F?i=110&cat=156699

1802 April 6 – Last will of John Gowen proved by Sampson Bridgers. p. 195. Robeson Co, NC https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4F-FQZK-8?i=111&cat=156699

1802 May 8 – Survey for 880 acres to John Gowen Jr, on Ashpole and Bear Swamps, bounded by land of Ezekiel Adams and Mr Jones, and Jesse Page, Ignatius Flowers, Archibald Odom, and Benjamin Rawles, and Erasmus Rothmahler. Plat books, vols A-B, 1800-1877. pg 68. Marion County, SC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVB-L94B-Q?i=56&cat=9510

1802 May 8 – Survey for 880 acres to John Gowen Jr, on Ashpole and Bear Swamp

1802 May 8 – Survey for 880 acres to John Gowen Jr, on Ashpole and Bear Swamp

1802 July 6 – The administratrix of John Gowen decd returned an inventory of the Decd’s estate and ordered to be filed. p. 208.  Robeson Co, NC
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4F-FQZK-H?i=119&cat=156699

1802 Dec 6 – Solomon Page, Plat For 880 Acres On Ashpole And Bear Swamps, Marion District, Surveyed By John Russ For John Gowen, Jr. On May 8, 1802.
South Carolina. I do hereby Certify for Solomon Page a tract of land containing 880 acres surveyed for John Gowen Jr the 8th May 1802. Situate in Marion District on Ashpole & Bear Swamp and hath such form marks buttings & boundings as the above plat represents. Given under my hand this 6th Dec 1802. John Russ DS} J G Guignard, Surv Genl.
Bounding land laid out for Ezekiel Adams, corner Mr Jones’ land, land granted to Jesse Page, land granted to Ignatius Flowers, land granted to Archibald Odom, land surveyed for Benjamin Rawles, land granted to Erasmus Rothmaler, Ashpole Swamp, Bear Swamp, Cypress Branch. (survey below)
Archives ID: Series: S213190 Volume: 0036 Page: 00391 Item: 001
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1802 Dec 6 – Solomon Page, Plat For 880 Acres On Ashpole And Bear Swamps adj John Gowen Jr

1802 Dec 6 – Solomon Page, Plat For 880 Acres On Ashpole And Bear Swamps adj John Gowen Jr

1803 March 12 and 1804 Dec 15 John Gowen with a balance on inventory due to McDowall and Blair in which firm the late Patrick McDowall was surviving Copartner. South Carolina.  https://www.fold3.com/image/265614729

1804 John Going on account of McDowell.

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1804 March 22 – Garrett Gowing fr Richard Faulk, Deed bk 27, p 42. Bladen Co, NC
… I Richard Faulk of the County of Roberson and State of North Carolina in consideration of the love and good will and affection which I have & do bear towards my loving grandson Garrett Gowing of the County of Marion & State of South Carolina have given granted …. unto the said Garrett Gowing … after the decease of his mother Edith Gowings a certain negro girl now in my possession known by the name of Charlotte and aged 2 years …
Signed: Richard Faulk
Wit: William Holeman
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898M-Z7XN?i=68&cat=330546

1804 Aug 6 – John Gowin senior for $700, convey 250 acres to Solomon Page. Land on Ashpole Swamp 150 acres prior granted to Ignatious Flowers on April 14, 1774, and the other tract of 50 acres granted to Archalle Odom on June 6, 1785. On other tract of 50 acres part of 430 acre tract granted to said Odom on July 4, 1796, include the plantation where John Going senior lives. Signed: John Gowin. Wit: John Ford, Benjamin Rawls. 1804 Oct 12 – Nancy Gowing relinquishes her dower to Solomon Page. Jan 9, 1808 John Ford proved up the transaction in court. Recorded on June 7, 1810. bk E, pg 149 – Marion Co, SC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLV-52H3?i=92&cat=472601

1805 July 8 – Tikel Taylor who was bail for John Gowing came into Court & surrendered the said Gowing in discharge of said bail.
County Court Minutes, 1797-1806. Robeson Co, NC. p. 329
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4F-FQZJ-J?i=180&cat=156699

1805 Oct 10 – Abner Adams, Plat For 200 Acres In Ashpole Swamp Of Drowning Creek, Marion District, Surveyed By John Russ.
South Carolina. I do hereby Certify for Abner Adams a tract of land containing 200 acres surveyed for him the 1st day of August 1805 situate in the District of Marion in Ashpole Swamp waters of Drowning Creek and hath such form marks buttings and boundings as the above plat represents. Given under my hand this 10th day of October 1805. John Russ. Depty Surv, John Bynum Surv Genl.
Bounding on or near land granted to Thomas Granger, land granted to William Watson, on or near land granted to John Gowing, and bounding land unknown. (survey below).
Archives ID: Series: S213190 Volume: 0036 Page: 00574 Item: 002
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1805 Oct 10 – Abner Adams, Plat For 200 Acres In Ashpole Swamp Of Drowning Creek adj John Gowings

1805 Oct 10 – Abner Adams, Plat For 200 Acres In Ashpole Swamp Of Drowning Creek adj John Gowings

1805 Nov 21 – John Gowing Sr., Plat For 590 Acres On Drowning Creek, Marion District, Surveyed By John Russ.
South Carolina. I do hereby certify for John Gowings Sr a tract of land containing 590 acres surveyed for him the 2d day of August 1805 situate in the District of Marion on the NW side of Drowning Creek and hath such form marks buttings and boundings as the above plat represents. Given under my hand this 21st day of Nov 1805. John Russ DS, John Bynum Survr Genl.
Bounding on or near land granted to Job Rothmahler, land granted to Scasebook Watson, land granted to William Watson, land granted to John Gowings, lands unknown, and Drowning Creek. (survey below)
Archives ID: Series: S213190 Volume: 0036 Page: 00607 Item: 001
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1805 Nov 21 – John Gowing Sr., Plat For 590 Acres On Drowning Creek

1805 Nov 21 – John Gowing Sr., Plat For 590 Acres On Drowning Creek

1808 Richard Faulk last will and testament – Will bk 1, p 15. Columbus Co, NC
(Index): https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-LGCH-W2K?i=54&cc=1867501&cat=142927
Last Will: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-LGCH-N5K?i=13&cc=1867501&cat=142927
… I Richard Faulk of the County of Bladen in the State of North Carolina … my soul unto the hands of Almighty God … buried in a Chritain like manner … First … to my well beloved daughter Elizabeth 20 shillings … also to my well beloved daughter Edith 20 shillings … to my well beloved daughter Lucretia 20 shillings … to my well beloved daughter Kesiah 20 shillings … well beloved son Jesse all the land above the Middle Ditch which runs through the plantation whereon I now reside joining William Stephen’s land and to a mark line between myself and Jesse Godwin, also one negro fellow by the name of Jacob, also one negro girl named Dinah and her incrase, also one bay horse saddle and bridle, also nine head of cattle. Consisting of two cows and yearlings one cow and calf and two – two year old heifers and one two year old steer, also one feather bed and furniture, and also 200 acres of land of the upper part of the six hundred and forty acre tract lying on Cypress… unto my well beloved daughter Demaris one negro girl named Jenny now in her possession and also 20 shillings .. unto my well beloved daughter Tilphia one negro girl named Hannah, also one negro boy named Bob, one feather bed and furniture, two cows, and calves, and one two year old heifer … unto my well beloved son Hinnant one negro boy named Peter, two negro girls one by the name of Bell and the other Charlott, also all the land I now possess which I have not bequeathed including all the improvements, also one feather bed and furniture, two cows and calves, two -two year old heifers, and one two year old steer, one year old filly… unto my well beloved wife Sarah one negro fellow named Ruben, two negro wenches, one by the name of Phillis, and the other by the name of Gill, they and their increase during her natural life, and after her death the aforsd negroes and their increase to be sold and the money which they shall fetch to be equally divided between my well beloved daughter Elizabeth and the heirs of Edith which portion belonging to the sd Edith’s heirs to be put out on interest until such time as her heirs shall be of age to receive the same, and also the remainder between my other daughters Lucretia, Kisiah, and Demaris… unto my well beloved wife, all the remaining part of my stock of cattle, plantation tools, and the remaining part of all my household furniture, consisting of one hand mill beds and furniture, pewter and etc, also one yoke of oxen, one riding chair, one bay mare, and one black horse, also my stock of sheep and finally and lastly I appoint my well beloved wife Sarah executrix, and my well beloved son Jesse, and my beloved friend and neighbor Averch Nichols executor to this my last will and testament… 7th day of August 1808. Signed: Richard Faulk. Wit: Wynn Nancy, William Faulk Jr, Caleb Stephens. Columbus Co, NC.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-LGCH-N5K?i=13&cc=1867501&cat=142927

1809 Oct 9 – John Barnes admin of estate of Needam Rowland decd for $400 conveyed to John Gawing Sr several tracts, first 100 acres including the plantation where Nathan Horn now lives on the N side of Cowpen Swamp granted Samuel Pate on Nov 3, 1764, second and third joining both containing 150 acres lying on Cowpen Swamp joining above 100 acres, including the 50 acres that was granted to said Horn May 5, 1791. The fourth and last tract containing 500 acres on both sides of Cowpen Swamp at Davis’ corner to include abt 80 acres prev granted and not claimed as any part of the aforesaid 500 acres. Signed: John Barnes. Wit: B Lee, John Gowings Jr. bk P, pg 218. Robeson Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98R-2QG2?i=750&cat=167161

1810 US Census: Name: John Goins
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Robeson, North Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 3
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 1 (DOB: 1785-1794)
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 45 and over : 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 3
Number of Household Members Over 25: 1
Number of Household Members: 7
Year: 1810; Census Place: Robeson, North Carolina; Roll: 38; Page: 232; Image: 00436; Family History Library Film: 0337911
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29630413?h=65be3b

1810 US Census: Name: John Goins Sr
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Robeson, North Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – 45 and over: 1 (DOB bef. 1765)
Free White Persons – Females – 45 and over : 1
Numbers of Slaves: 2
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 4
Year: 1810; Census Place: Robeson, North Carolina; Roll: 38; Page: 237; Image: 00450; Family History Library Film: 0337911
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29630484?h=3cb88d

1810 US Census: Name: John Goins Jr
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Robeson, North Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 3
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44 : 1 (DOB 1766-1784)
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 5
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 7
Year: 1810; Census Place: Robeson, North Carolina; Roll: 38; Page: 237; Image: 00450; Family History Library Film: 0337911
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29630519?h=ce69c3

1810 US Census: Name: [William Goens]
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Robeson, North Carolina
Year: 1810; Census Place: Robeson, North Carolina; Roll: 38; Page: 231; Image: 00436; Family History Library Film: 0337911
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29988562?h=3502aa

1810 Jan 27 – John Goin was married to Nancy Duncan January 27, 1810, according to “Robeson County, North Carolina Marriages, 1787-1850.” Major T. Russell was their bondsman and signed Bond No. 11678. R. Haills was a clerk and was a witness to the marriage of John Goin and Nancy Duncan. The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 1051, Bond No. 116780.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91Z-N7LT?i=652&cat=1909231

1812 May 23 – Sarah Gowan, Elizabeth Gowen and John Gowan all of the County of Robeson NC for 50 pounds to them in hand paid by Silas Drake, deliver to Silas Drake a parcel of land in Robeson County, on the south side of Aaron Swamp on Silas Atkins line, by Aaron Odoms, being 100 acres more or less, part of a tract patented by Aaron Odom on Oct 28, 1778. Signed: Sarah Gowen, Elizabeth Gowen, John Gowen. Wit: Saml Bridgers, E Ellis. Deed bk Q, pg 157. Robeson County, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98P-NVRR?i=96&cat=167161

1813 Dec 9 – John Gowens and Nancy Gowins of Robeson Co, NC for $35 convey 500 acres to Preserved Ford of Marion Dist, SC several tracts of land including first a piece containing 100 acres including the Plantation wher Nathan Horn has formerly possessed on the N side of Cowpen Swamp granted to Samuel Pate on Nov 3, 1764, second and third joining both containing 150 acres on Cowpen Swamp joining the above mentioned 100 acre tract. including 50 acres that was granted to Horn on May 5, 1791. Fourth and last tract containing 500 acres on both sides of Cowpen Swamp supposed to include about 800 acres previously granted and not claimed as any part of the aforesaid 500 acres. Signed: John Gowens, Nancy Gowens. Wits: Jesse Ford JP, Allen Johnson, Cary Johnson. bk Q, pg 426. Robeson County, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98P-NJJS?i=241&cat=167161

1814 April 19 – Preserved Ford administrator to the estate of John Gowen Sr decd of the State of South Carolina and District of Marion of the one part, and Richard Bullock of the State of North Carolina and County of Robeson of the other part. For $250 paid by Richard Bullock convey several tracts of land in Robeson County — first containing 100 acres including the Plantation formerly lived on the north side of Cowpen Swamp granted originally to Samuel Pate on Nov 3, 1764. Second and third both joining containing 150 acres on Cowpen Swamp joining the above mentioned tract of 100 acres, including 50 acres that was granted to the said Horn May 5, 1791. The fourth and last tract containing 500 acres on the north side of Cowpen Swamp previously granted and not claimed as an part of the aforesaid 500 acres unto the said Richard Bullock and the said Preserved Ford admin of the aforesaid John Gowins Decd unto Richard Bullock. Signed: Preserved Ford. Wits: Jesse Ford, Zabon Davis. bk R, p 6. Robeson Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998P-NJFY?i=264&cat=167161

1819 May 15 – Garrett Gowin of Columbus Co, NC for consideration of $100 convey land to Hinnant Faulk. Land described as two tracts in Columbus Co, NC 1st on the N side of Yellow Bay and on the south side of Butler Branch adjoining Thomas N Gautin’s land, for 45 acres. 2nd tract lying and adjoing the above survey containing 45 acresbeing one half adjoining the beg corner of a survey of 90 acres bought by –?– from Ebenizer Ellis the Survey to be equaly divided by a line running parallel to the first line of the survey be the same more or less as the plats of the said tracts will more fully show which said –?—. . . . Signed: Garret Gowin. Wit: Archd McKay, Charles Babson. bk C, p 197. Columbus Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98L-Q3RH?i=115&cat=374138

1819 May 27 – Garret Gowing to Hynant Faulk. Columbus Co, NC
… I Garret Gowing for and in consideration of the sum of $200 … paid by Hynant Faulk … sell convey and relinquish to the said Faulk all my right … to a certain negro girl by the name of Charlotte now in his possession which girl was convey by deed of gift to my mother during her life and at her death to be mine, but my father John Gowing having rec’d other consideration for the claim of my mother and it appearing that my grandfather Richard Faulk willed the said girl Charlotte to his son Hynant, I do for the above consideration forever relinquish all manner of claim to the said girl
Signed: Garrat Gowins
Wit: Archd McKay, Charles Babson
Deed bk C, p 196. Columbus Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98L-Q3RH?i=115&cat=374138
(Garrett Gowing’s father is John Gowing m. Edith Faulk – grandfather is Richard Faulk – must be father of mom – must be Edith’s mom).

1820 US Census: Name: John Gowens
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Columbus, North Carolina
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 3
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons – Under 16: 6
Free White Persons – Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 10
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 10
1820 U S Census; Census Place: Columbus, North Carolina; Page: 53; NARA Roll: M33_84; Image: 55
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29988683?h=e571d6

1820 US Census: Name: William Goines
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Robeson, North Carolina
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free Colored Persons – Males – Under 14: 1
Free Colored Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 2
Free Colored Persons – Females – Under 14: 2
Free Colored Persons – Females – 14 thru 25: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – 45 and over: 1
Total Free Colored Persons: 7
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 7
1820 U S Census; Census Place: Robeson, North Carolina; Page: 293; NARA Roll: M33_84; Image: 274
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29988701?h=bc231c

1820 US Census: Name: John Gawing
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Craven, North Carolina
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Persons – Engaged in Manufactures: 1
Free White Persons – Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 2
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 2
1820 U S Census; Census Place: Craven, North Carolina; Page: 60; NARA Roll: M33_84; Image: 64
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29988888?h=c3115e

1830 US Census: Name: John Gowan
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Columbus, North Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 14: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 50 thru 59: 1
Slaves – Females – 36 thru 54: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 3
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 1
Total Free White Persons: 6
Total Slaves: 1
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 7
Year: 1830; Census Place: Columbus, North Carolina; Series: M19; Roll: 120; Page: 15; Family History Library Film: 0018086
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29630594?h=868d5d

1830 US Census
Name: [Sarah Goin]
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Marion, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 5: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 5: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 7
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 1
Total Free White Persons: 8
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 8
Year: 1830; Census Place: Marion, South Carolina; Series: M19; Roll: 172; Page: 21; Family History Library Film: 0022506
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/30071491?h=2dbad8

1830 US Census: Name: William Gowin
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Robeson, North Carolina
Free Colored Persons – Males – 10 thru 23: 1
Free Colored Persons – Males – 36 thru 54: 1
Free Colored Persons – Males – 55 thru 99: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – 10 thru 23: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – 24 thru 35: 2
Total Free Colored Persons: 7
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 7
Year: 1830; Census Place: Robeson, North Carolina; Series: M19; Roll: 124; Page: 245; Family History Library Film: 0018090
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29989038?h=36441a

1836 Feb 14 – Elias Gowin pays $900 for land conveyed from Hinant Faulk, land described as part of 3 parcels of land in Columbus Co, NC on Porter Swamp containing 390 acres granted to Thomas Amos containing 640 acres on Oct 23, 1782. Other tract containing 40 acres bearing date of Jan 22, 1773. Also part of a tract of 250 acresgranted by pattent to Demsy Dawson on Nov 12, 1779, also on other tract containing 9 acres in said Faulks line on E side of Drowning Creek and Porters Swamp and bearing date of Nov 26, 1799 granted to Richard Faulk by pattent. Also sundry other tracts of land and parts of tracts left me by will of my Father in the County of Columbus and State of N Carolina and now me the said Hinant Faulk conveys unto the said Elias Gowin which said land or parcels of land or tracts will more fully be represented by the patents and original deeds conveyed unto Richard Faulk and by me the said Hinant Faulk unto the said Elias Gowin . . . Signed: Hinant Faulk. Wit: Colin McRae, Briant Coleman. bk F, p 447. Columbus Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98L-Q2ZT?i=520&cat=374138
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98L-QKBC?i=519&cat=374138

1840 US Census: Name: Elias Gowins
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Columbus, North Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 14: 2
Slaves – Males – Under 10: 1
Slaves – Males – 10 thru 23: 1
Slaves – Males – 55 thru 99: 1
Slaves – Females – 55 thru 99: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 4
No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 2
Free White Persons – Under 20: 3
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 1
Total Free White Persons: 4
Total Slaves: 4
Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 8
Year: 1840; Census Place: Columbus, North Carolina; Roll: 356; Page: 62; Family History Library Film: 0018093
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29989238?h=999d99

1840 US Census: Name: William Goings
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Robeson, North Carolina
Free Colored Persons – Males – Under 10: 2
Free Colored Persons – Males – 10 thru 23: 1
Free Colored Persons – Males – 55 thru 99: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – 10 thru 23: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – 55 thru 99: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
Total Free Colored Persons: 6
Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 6
Year: 1840; Census Place: Robeson, North Carolina; Roll: 370; Page: 222; Family History Library Film: 0018097
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29989147?h=ff72f4

1840 US Census: Name: Olive Goings
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Robeson, North Carolina
Free Colored Persons – Males – 36 thru 54: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – 55 thru 99: 1
Total Free Colored Persons: 2
Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 2
Year: 1840; Census Place: Robeson, North Carolina; Roll: 370; Page: 222; Family History Library Film: 0018097
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29989159?h=e15b3f

1842 Sept 26 – State of Mississippi, Smith County. Jesse Gowins and John M Gowens of Smith County MS appoint Henry Flowers of same county and state our lawful agents in fact and authd to make settlement and receipt to Kenant Faulk of North Carolina a legacy of the estatae of Sarah Faulk decd. Signed: Jesse Gowin. John M Gowin. bk Y, p 180. Robeson Co, NC.    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898R-PCYL?i=105&cat=167161

1842 Nov 10 – State of Mississippi, Smith County. Know all that I Richard Gowen of Smith County, MS appoint Levi Coleman of the county aforesaid my true and lawful attorney for money due me in North South Carolina to recover same and negotiate such satisfaction for same. Signed: Richard Gowen. bk Y, 195. Robeson Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898R-PZ9W?i=114&cat=167161

1843 May 13 – Comes Alexander Gowen legatee named in the last will of Richard Faulk late of Columbus County, NC, and among other things give Raich Faulk, his wife, a certain portion of his estate during her natural life and at her death the said estate so bequeathed to his wife is to be equally divided amongst the children of tow of the said Richard Faulk’s daughters – Elizabeth Godwin wife of Jesse Godwin, and Edith Gowen, wife of John Gowen, and whereas the said Alexander Gowen is one of the sons of the said Edith Gowen and John Gowen, and as such is entitled to a portion of said estate so bequeathed as aforesaid, and partitioning specified in the said last will and testament of the said Richard Faulk – appoinged Jesse Faluk and Dewart Faulk executors . . . I do appoint Avorit Nichols Jr of Marion Dist, South Carollina my true and lawful attorney. to recover and receive of and from the estate of Faulk from said executors. . . Signed: Alexander Gowen.
The State of Mississippi, County of Attala – Alexander Gowin’s signature witnessed by Saml Munson, clk.
Alexander Gowen to Averit Nichols Jr, bk Y, p 349. Robeson Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98R-PCTJ?i=202&cat=167161

1850 US Census: Name: Elias Gowan
Gender: Male, Race: White
Age: 46, Birth Year: abt 1804
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1850: Columbus, North Carolina, USA
Occupation: Farmer, Industry: Agriculture
Real Estate: 4000
Line Number: 20, Dwelling Number: 726, Family Number: 730
Household Members Age
Elias Gowan 46
Edith Gowan 18
Rhoda Gowan 15
Peter Gowan 17
Samuel Gowan 13
Ebilene Gowan 23
Year: 1850; Census Place: Columbus, North Carolina; Roll: 626; Page: 270a
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29993544?h=157b0b

1850 US Census: Name: Ann Gowan
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 44
Birth Year: abt 1806
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1850: Columbus, North Carolina, USA
Line Number: 30
Dwelling Number: 736
Family Number: 740
Household Members Age
Ann Gowan 44
Katharine R Gowan 16
Benjamin Gowan 15
James Gowan 11
Henry Gowan 5
Year: 1850; Census Place: Columbus, North Carolina; Roll: 626; Page: 270b
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29993760?h=d501ef

1852 July 9 – Alexander Gowen and wife Martha Gowen of Attala Co, MS appoint Spier Walters of Robeson County, NC attorney to collect from North Carolina and South Carolina any amounts due. Signed: Alexander Gowen, Martha Gowen. bk BB, p 308. Robeson Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98R-K8HM?i=173&cat=167161

1880 April 20 (date written) Last Will and Testament of Elias Gowan of the County of Columbus, North Carolina
… Item 1 – to my wife Senna Ann during her natural life or widowhood, and to my beloved daughter Alice Hayes to be held in common by them untill my daughter Alice arrives to the age of 18 years, then divided between them equally and to remain so during my wife Senna Ann’s widowhood … and if she remain single during her natural life time, then to my daughter Alice … 100 acres of land on which they now live, 1 grey horse, 1 cart which they now hold possession of, and all farming tools in their possession at my death, also all household and kitchen furniture that they may have possession of.
… Item 2 – to my daughter Alice Hayes 4 head of stock cattled … also the stock of hogs held in common by her are to remain hers.
… Item 3 – to my daughters Hellen and Edith and my sons Peter and Samuel also my daughter Rhoda my open land and dwelling and storhouse in Cerro Gorda, as the land now stands cleared, and I devised and direct that said land and houses be rented out by my executor hereinafter mentioned from year to year during the natural lives of the abovementioned children and the proceeds, rents, and profits … equally divided …
… Item 4 – to Miss Nancy Rhodes all my land on the east side of Uncles Branch known as the Nichols tract of 50 acres …
… Item 5 – direct that my children, namely my daughter Helen Edmond, and my son Peter and my son Samuel hold by indenture … the real estate therein specified.
… Item 6 – to my son Peter my land known as the David Godwin Place including the mill seat, mill and stones belonging to the mill …. with Peter Peacock’s line …. to my son Peter’s corner of the Thomas Godwin land … in the old line of his 200 acre tract of land near the road leading to Cerro Gorda … with Nancy Rhode’s line … to Peter Peacock’s line ….
… Item 7 – to my son in law Richard Blunt and his 3 children my grandchildren namely Delia Saraty, and Franklin, and George Blount each 12 dollars and 50 cents
… Item 8 – debts paid out of estate ..
… Item 9 – appoint son Peter Gowan executor …
Signed: Elias Gowan
Wit: John A G Tyler, A M Rhodes
Will Bk 2, p 45. Columbus Co, NC
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9GCH-JF1?i=120&cc=1867501&cat=142927

See Smith County, Mississippi:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/mississippi-smith-county/

See Attala County, Mississippi:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/mississippi-attala-county/

Bladen Co, NC:

1784 Nov 7 – Francis Folks grant 150 acres, on Soe Heel Swamp, w side of swamp, upper prong of the Gum Branch, Deed bk 1, p 69. Bladen Co, NC
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998M-FZZ?i=95&cat=330546

1784 Nov 7 – John Folks grant 250 acres W side of the White Marsh, Hardwick’s corner, Deed bk 1, p 268. Bladen Co, NC
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98M-XWZF?i=296&cat=330546

1787 Feb 3 – Warren Baldwin to John Folks & Grace his wife, bk 1, p 328. Bladen Co, NC
… whereof we the said John Faulk and Grace his wife …. granted bargained and sold … unto him the said Warren Baldwin a tract of land containing 50 acres … in the County of Bladen on Bague … on the E side of Bouge …
Signed: John Folk, Grace Folk
Wit: John Bryan, Isaac Hobbs
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998M-XW4Y?i=356&cat=330546

1787 Feb 2 – Jacob Folks fr John Folks Sr & Sarah wife, Deed bk 1, p 342. Bladen Co, NC
consideration 50 pounds paid by Jacob Fokes. Sell unto him Jacob Fokes 66 acres lying in John Fokes rents tract of land at the lower part of said land in the South line bounding on Waccamane Swamp …
Signed: John Fokes, Sarah Fokes
Wit: William Fokes, John Fokes
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98M-XWC4?i=370&cat=330546

John Fokes fr Moses Richardson, Deed bk 27, p 187. Bladen Co, NC

Joseph Faulk fr Jacob Rhodes, Deed bk 27, p 214. Bladen Co, NC

William Faulk fr Jacob Rhodes, Deed bk 27, p 215. Bladen Co, NC

Richard Faulk fr J Rhodes, Deed bk 27, p 368 (or 363). Bladen Co, NC

William Faulk fr Nanen & Ashly, Deed bk 27, p. 364. Bladen Co, NC

Note:  Other Lines Related to John Gowen (cousins):   Y-DNA results show John Gowen b. 1720-30’s line is related to several other Goyne, Going, Gowan, etc lines – most who lived in or near South Carolina where John Gowen b. 1720-30 lived as an adult.  Most of these other Goyne, Going, Gowan, etc. lines are in the same position as we are – a brick wall – where they do not know for sure who the parent was of their oldest known ancestor (who are about the same age as John Gowen b. 1720-30.  It is possible that the county where their parents lived had their courthouse documents destroyed – fires destroyed many county records over the years.

John Gowen b. 1720-30 – Lunenburg Va, Orange Co NC, Marion Co, SC
William Goyne b. 1733 from Va – NC – SC – Rutherford Co, NC
Drury Going b. 1749 – 1797 SC – Chester Co, SC
Thomas Goin b. 1750/55  – Va to SC to NC to TN
James Goyne b. 1755 – lived in SC to MS/LA – b in Lunenburg Co, Va
William Henry Gowan b. 1792 in Goochland Co, Va
Jessie Goin b. 1794  – Buckingham Co, Va died in Appomattox Co, Va
Edmond Goins b. 1799 – d. 1860 in Rutherford Co, NC to Bradley Co, TN
John W. Goen b. 1804 Hawkins Co, TN d in Jackson Co, TN.
Joseph Edward Goins b. April 17, 1895 – Bridgeport, Tx

The GRF has the following information on John Gowan that was living near this area: 

From Gowen Manuscript:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms094.htm

John Gowan was born about 1755, place and parents unknown. He was married about 1879, wife’s name Nancy. They lived near Ashpole Swamp in Marion County, South Carolina. When the border between South and North Carolina was altered, the Gowans found themselves living in Brunswick County, North Carolina. They had not moved to North Carolina‑‑‑North Carolina had moved to them.

Little is known of John Gowan. other than the fact that he made his will at the turn of the century and probably died about 1800. His wife survived him, but nothing more is known of her.

Children born to John Gowan and Nancy Gowan include:

John Gowan, Jr. born about 1780
Hugh M. Gowan born about 1782

John Gowan, Jr, son of John Gowan and Nancy Gowan was born about 1780. About 1802, John Gowan, Jr. was married to Edith Faulk, the daughter of Richard Faulk and Sarah Hinnant Faulk. They remained in Brunswick County and Columbus County for most of their lives. Columbus County was formed from Brunswick County in 1808, and the family found themselves in the new county. The family owned a farm near the present town of Cerro Gordo.

John Gowan, Jr. was not a prosperous man, nor was he a good provider for his family, and early records of Columbus County indicate that he was in “Debtor’s Jail” on more than one occasion. When his wealthy father‑in‑law died about 1808, he left Edith Faulk Gowan’s share of his estate to her children with the stipulation that they not receive their shares until after their parents were deceased. One presumes that this was done to prevent their father from squandering the legacy of Richard Faulk.

John and Edith Faulk Gowan were parents of eight sons and a daughter. These were, in order of birth, Elias, Garrett, Meredith, William, Ada, Jesse, John M, Richard and Alexander. All lived to maturity, and living descendants of all but Garrett, William and Jesse have been located to date. In the 1820s the children began to scatter.

Elias Gowan went to Decatur County, Georgia where he was successful in the Georgia gold lottery. Elias Gowan had become a widower about the time of his parents’ deaths, and he made the decision to return to Columbus County where he lived the rest of his life. He has an enormous list of descendants still living on and near the ancestral homeplace.

Garrett Gowan went to Horry County, South Carolina where he was elected sheriff in the 1840s. Garrett Gowan died in Horry County about 1845, after which his family returned to Columbus County.

Ada Gowan was married, husband’s name Hill, and removed to Georgia. When Ada Gowan Hill’s husband died in Georgia, she brought her family to Sylvarena, Mississippi. Later she moved to Sallis, Mississippi and finally to Nacogdoches, Texas where she died in the 1860s.

But it was Meredith Gowan’s move which would most significantly influence the future of the family. About 1826 he set out alone for Mississippi and made his way to the settlement of Westville in Simpson County. There he was married to Nancy Powell, and they lived most of their life in Copiah County, Mississippi. During the 1830s and 1840s most of the Gowans followed Meredith to Mississippi. At one time or another, all except Garrett Gowan and Elias Gowan lived in Simpson or Smith Counties.

In the late 1830s John and Edith Faulk Gowan also left North Carolina and made their way to what would be their final home‑‑Sylvarena, Mississippi. John apparently died about 1841, and Edith died in 1842. Later that year her children began to lay claim to the estate of their Grandfather Faulk in North Carolina. All in Mississippi sold their inheritance, and none returned to their native state.

Meredith Gowan died in 1838 in Copiah County, Mississippi.

William Gowan and Jesse Gowan were both enumerated in central Mississippi in 1840, but disappeared after that census.

John M. Gowan changed his name to “Gowin,” and his descendants continue to use this spelling to this day. He died in Sylvarena in 1864.

Richard Gowan left Mississippi after the Civil War and became a prosperous cattleman in Navarro County, Texas where he died in 1890.

Alexander Gowan settled near Sallis in Attala County, Mis­sissippi.

Today, descendants of this family live in at least 40 states and several foreign countries with the largest numbers of descen­dants in North Carolina, Mississippi and Texas. On the first Saturday of even numbered years, descendants of all branches of this family gather in reunion in Kosciusko, Mississippi.

Children born to John Gowan, Jr. and Edith Faulk Gowan include:

Elias Gowan born about 1804
Garrett Gowan born about 1805
Meredith Gowan born about 1806
William Gowan born about 1807
Ada Gowan born about 1808
Jesse Gowan born about 1809
John Gowan born about 1810
Richard Asbury Gowan born about 1813
Alexander Gowan born about 1816

(Continued on GRF page:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms094.htm ).

(Note: The John Going of Patrick County and Henry County, Virginia is NOT the same as this John Going Jr – see notes above).

(Research continues . . . ).

In 1741, a John Going is listed as a Corporal in Colonel Gooch’s Regiment also known as Gooch’s Marines (the US Marines trace their history back to Gooch’s Marines).  John Going is listed from Sept 1741 to October 1742.  This would have been during the War of Jenkins Ear, but after the battle of Cartegena. (Note:  This may be John Going, Jr. – son of this John Going.  His birth year may be near 1720)

The American colonial marines were raised in the colony of Virginia and from other Middle Colonies, under the command of Governor William Gooch.[10]Although it may have been composed of men from surrounding colonies intent for a Crown commission, it was also used as a dumping ground for its debtors, criminals, scoundrels, and vagrants. This “four-battalion” regiment, the 43rd Regiment of Foot, better known as “Gooch’s Marines”, has a lineage that can be traced to the origin of the United States Marine Corps.[11] 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_Marine_Corps

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Royal_Marines

1742 John Going 1742 Goochs Marines Cumberland Militia

John Going in Gooch’s Marines

John Going Jr. may have moved back up to Fairfax County, Virginia during the French and Indian War – a John Gown is shown in the Fairfax militia in 1757, along with a Burr Hollis and Simon Pearson.

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It appears that some of the Going family may have moved to, and/or was doing business in South Carolina in the 1750s.

South Carolina Records in the 1750s:

1752 Feb 4th – Pages 16-17. Petitions for land from South Carolina Council Journals.
The Petition of Thomas Goings humbly setting forth that the Peti’r is desirous of taking up and Cultivating some of his Maj’s vacant Land by virtue of his Family right, and as he and all his family are Free as appears by the annexed Certificate, and having a wife and nine children, prays to lay out 550 acres on or about the Congree River in order that the Pet’r may have a Grant for the same. Cha’s Town, the 4th day of Feb’ry 1752. Thomas Goings. The prayer thereof was granted.

1752 Feb 4 – Thomas Going – Plat for 750 acres on the north side of Congaree, South Carolina, Pursuant to a Precept to me directed by George Hunter Esq his Majesties Survoyor Genl. directed the 4th day of February 1752. I have measured and laid out unto Thomas Going a plantation or tract of Land containing seven hundred and fifty acres situate lying and being on the North side of the Congaree otherwise Seludy River on both sides of the Creek called Collins Mill Creek butting and bounding on all sides on vacant land and hath such shape and form and marks as the above plat represents. Given under my hand this 9 of March 1752. John Fairchild; Description shows on map below to be:
Future Lexington Co, SC (county south of Fairfield Co). D.S.   http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=95289 Petition for Thomas Goings indicates he has a wife and 9 children, and prays for 550 acres on or about the Congree River. Petition on Feb 4, 1752.

1752 March 9: GOING, THOMAS, PLAT FOR 750 ACRES ON THE NORTH SIDE OF CONGAREE.  Series: S213184 Volume: 0005 Page: 00171 Item: 01
Names indexed: FAIRCHILD, JOHN; GOING, THOMAS; HUNTER, GEORGE Locations: COLLINS CREEK; CONGAREE RIVER; SALUDA RIVER Document type: PLAT
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=95289
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=95289(Image)

1752 April 24: GOINGS, THOMAS, LAND GRANT FOR 750 ACRES ON COLLINS AND MILL CREEKS.  Series: S213019 Volume: 0004 Page: 00607 Item: 000
Names indexed: GOINGS, THOMAS Locations: COLLINS CREEK; MILL CREEK Document type: LAND GRANT
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=55145

1753 Benjamin Gowen gave a mortgage securing the purchase of five slaves bought from John Calder and Capt. William Lawton, planter of Edisto Island in March 1753, according to “South Carolina Magazine of History.” South Carolina.

1753 Aug 24 – George Gowen listed as an account owed at Robert Hill’s tavern in Edmundson, Ashepoo, South Carolina (Ashepoo, in Colleton County). The note part of Robert Hill’s estate in 1759. Tavernkeeper. Ashepoo, SC. Bk T, 1758-1761. p. 153A. South Carolina. https://www.fold3.com/image/266970938

1754 March 21: an estate sale of Robert Futhy, decd, was held and accounting was turned into the court on January 26, 1756. The 2nd page shows John Gowin appears to buy a case of Huntherd? Accounting shows cash of John Gowin by case of Andrew Johnston, 28.10. Craven County, South Carolina. bk R2, 1753-1756. p. 401. South Carolina.  https://www.fold3.com/image/305665173?terms=Gowins  (Note:  This may be another John Gowin, but this is the closest John Gowin to this area – whichever one it was, they were likely there buying supplies, or possibly slaves as the Charleston SC area was one of the biggest ports in the area for trade). . . (Note:  Robert Futhy or Futhey, appears to have lived in or near the Black Mingo, South Carolina area – which is in the modern day Williamsburg County, South Carolina area).

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ASHLEY RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH, CHARLESTON DIST, SC – RECORDS:  

In addition to the above records, the following Church records of the Ashley River Baptist Church show several members/baptisms/professions of faith – with Going type names in the 1750s:

1750 Feb 1 – Whereas Brother John Norman Stroud suspeneded from Comm for being guilty of lawful sin of adultry – concluded by ye Church to receive him again to communion, on his humble acknowledgment which he made this day to ye Church he confessed be god for backsliding return – Likewise at the time was baptised by order of Church, and on profession of faith John Bullen Jun and Mary Bullen, and Thomas Goeing, and was renewed into Union and full communion with the Church and likewise received .. Martha Stephens ye wife of ye Revd John Stephens ye Pastor of this Church into Union and fulll communion. Ashley River Baptist Church 1736-1764, Charleston District, South Carolina. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSRD-HGZR?i=649&cat=357193

1750 June 22 … The same day was Baptized a Etheopian woman named Nelle Goeing w daughter of Mercy Goeing on profession of faith and by … order of sd Church. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSRD-HGZR?cat=357193

1754 November 9 – At our Quarterly meeting:
Was baptised on profession of faith Nathaniel Bradwell, Charles Barker Insd., Col Bedon negro fellow Cago, John Goeing, and Mr Bradwell negro wench named Dinah, and they were all reeived members of this Church. Ashley River Baptist Church 1736-1764, Charleston District, South Carolina https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSRD-HG4P?i=652&cat=357193

1755 Feb 1 – At our Quarterly.
Was baptised by Order of Ye Church and on Profession of faith, Elia Bradwell, Anne Winwright, An Hurst, Thomas Goeing Junr.
Concluded to excommunicate Thomas Barten Jun for the sin of adultery which he has lived in some time past.
Notwithstanding all ye admonitions of ye Church accordingly it was executed ye Sabbath following …. Ashley River Baptist Church 1736-1764, Charleston District, South Carolina https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSRD-HG4P?i=652&cat=357193

1754-55 Thomas Goeing Jr and John Goeing baptized in Ashley Church SC

1759 Feb 2d was baptised Dinah Goeing and recd as a member in full. Ashley River Baptist Church 1736-1764, Charleston District, South Carolina https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSRD-HGZT?i=653&cat=357193

1759 Feb 4 – Henery Goins (Henry Goins): Is noted to owe on an account from Feb 1759 William Little of Craven County, SC in William Little’s probate paperwork in 1767. South Carolina. bk X, p 232. 1768-1769 Inventories of Estates. South Carolina.
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15 Responses to 1725-35 John Going Jr b. abt 1725-35 of Lunenburg Co, Va, and Orange Co, NC, Robeson County, NC (Y2)

  1. Joe McGowan says:

    I believe John Gowin who married Nancy is the son of John Gowin who married Elizabeth (St Mark Parish), father of John Gowin whomarried Edith Faulk and the grandson of John Gowin who married Mary Keith.

    The marriage of John Gowan to Nancy Duncan in 1810 occurred after the couple moved to North Carolina and was necessary since North Carolina did not recognize common-law marriage as South Carolina.

    • douggoyen says:

      Thanks for the reply – I’m glad someone is paying attention.

      I am considering if the John Going who m. Mary Keith may be the John Going that m. Elizabeth (as his 2d wife) in St Marks Parish – from the land description in Elizabeth Goen’s deed – it was in Lancaster Co, SC.

      John Going Jr b 1735 m. Nancy
      -son John Gowan b. abt 1775-80 m. Edith Faulk

      John Going b. 1750 m. Sarah and d. 1800 – son John Gowen b. abt 1785-90

  2. Joe McGowan says:

    Great to hear from you Doug!

    The John Gowin who married Elizabeth had died by 1784 when Elizabeth received the conveyance from Daniel Finn, so that document states. The John Gowin who married Nancy appears to have died in 1814 after moving to NC.

    Yes. I am still on this site constantly!

    • douggoyen says:

      I was trying to make sense of the John Gowen that wrote his will in 1800 and died in 1800 – his will indicates his son John is still a minor.

      I noticed that there are two “young” Johns. Looking at the 1810 and 1820 US Census one was born around 1771-1780, the other born around 1785-1794. The younger one seems to be the right age for the John Gowen that died in 1800 (he would have still been a minor). The older of the “young” John Gowens seems to be the right age to be John Gowen who m. Edith Faulk. Does this sound right?

      I updated the page to add John Gowan b. abt 1750 as a possible son of the John Gowen of this page – since I don’t know which it would be – and it helps navigating between them for the time being.

  3. Joe McGowan says:

    Sorry Doug. I misread your post. Yes he could have the father of Marion County John and Drury!

  4. Joe McGowan says:

    Yes- the will writer appears in the 1800 Robeson County census while John Sr.(Nancy) and John (Edith) appear in the 1800 Liberty County SC census. The will writer I believe died in 1800. His minor son appears with his wife, several children, sister and mother in the 1810 Robeson County census.

    JohnSr. (Nancy) and John Jr. (Edith) also appear in the 1810 Robeson County census.

  5. Joe McGowan says:

    Hello Doug! Me again.

    On the John Gowan (born 1750-55) page you guessed that this John Gowan (born1730-35) was the John Gowan who died in 1800 and was married to Sarah.

    I think the better guess is that this John Gowan (born 1730-35) was married to Nancy. The will writer’s son had not reached majority, whereas John Jr.(Edith) would have reached majority by 1800. This John (Edith) follows John (Nancy) in both the 1800 Liberty County census and 1810 Robeson County censuses.

    I think the will writer died at a relatively young age. Thus both of his children in the 1800 Robeson County census were young.

    The will writer never appeared in Marion County, SC. Preserved Ford and John Gowan (Nancy) had a relationship dating back at least to 1782 when they signed a petition in Marion County.

    Just my $.02!

  6. Joe McGowan says:

    By the way, the GRF states that the will writer was the illegitimate son of Ann Gowan and the brother of Cooper Gowan. I do not remember who wrote the article, but that is what it said.

    • douggoyen says:

      That was Paul Heinegg’s research – found here on this website: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/6349-2/

      • Joe McGowan says:

        You put a lot of work into editing Heinegg’s work. Great job!

        Thanks Doug.

        Sent from my iPhone

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      • douggoyen says:

        There were too many people citing his educated guesses as actual proof. I just thought I would go through it and make it clear to the casual reader where he has made an educated guess – and that if you want to copy his tree, that is fine, but realize there may be documents that become available in the future that show something different. I have seen way too many trees connecting people to Mihil Gowen as though it is proven fact – but because of the destruction of documents, it is impossible to know right now. There are three E-M2 lines and one “A” haplogroup line of Goin/Gowen families – any one of them could descend from Mihil. I think that by claiming him as “our” ancestor is an error, as he could very easily be the paternal ancestor of one of those other lines.

  7. douggoyen says:

    So do you think the will writer of 1800 was possibly of another Going line/family? Maybe related to William Gowen of Robeson Co, NC? William appears to be from a different Gowen family as well. I also noticed there was a Bass family in the Marion County area that was related by marriage to the Going/Gowen family of the Tarr River area of Granville Co, NC – they appear to be a separate line of Gowen/Goings from John Gowan and Edith. That line of Goings appears to descend from Michael & Edward Going out of Hanover Co, Va.

  8. Joe McGowan says:

    Yes. I think you are right regarding the Bass family connection.

    The will writer’s son and family, after selling out, move toward Richland County, SC, as I recall.

    • douggoyen says:

      That was what I was going to ask, if they were the ones that moved to Richland County.

      • Joe McGowan says:

        With regard to William, it fits for sure. Nobody knows for sure though.

        In Georgetown District 1790 census there was a Lucy Gowan.

        In the Clarendon County 1790 census, there was a Thomas Gowan. Thomas’ name appears on plats in the late 18th century in Georgetown District. As I recall either the 1784 or 1786 conveyance to John Gowan was initially to Thomas, but was amended to go to John.

        In the 1800 census both disappear from the area, but appear as next-door neighbors in Greenville County.

        Makes me think there was a connection to John of Marion County.

        Just speculating!

        Sent from my iPhone

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