John Going Jr. b. abt 1720 – ydna match – see: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/ydna-matches/
John Going b. abt. 1700 and Mary Keith (confirmed parents)
Children of John Going Jr:
(Note: Unknown at this time, these are all possible children of John Going Jr. b. abt 1720).
John Going b. abt 1755-60 (possible but not confirmed as child of John Gowing b. 1720)
Amos Goyen b. 1744 (possible but not confirmed as child of John Gowing b. 1720)
Daniel Going b. 1748 (possible but not confirmed as child of John Gowing b. 1720)
Drury Goyen b. 1749 (possible but not confirmed as child of John Gowing b. 1720)(Y-DNA match to William Going b. abt. 1682 line)
James Goyne b. 1755 (possible but not confirmed as child of John Gowing b. 1720)(Y-DNA match to William Going b. abt. 1682 line)
Henry Going b. 1758 (possible but not confirmed as child of John Gowing b. 1720)
(Note: All the above Goings appear to be descendants of William Going b. abt 1682’s line – the Y-DNA matches are confirmed, but unsure of which parent is theirs).
John Gowen Jr. b. 1730 m. Elizabeth (confirmed child of John Gowing b. 1700)
Susannah Gowen Hubbard b. 1731 (confirmed child of John Gowing b. 1700)
Thomas Gowen b. abt 1717-1722 (confirmed child of John Gowing b. 1700)
William Goyne b. 1732 (confirmed as child of John Gowing b. 1700)
Amos Goyen b. 1744 (possible but not confirmed as child of John Gowing b. 1700)
Daniel Going b. 1748 (possible but not confirmed as child of John Gowing b. 1700)
Drury Goyen b. 1749 (possible but not confirmed as child of John Gowing b. 1700)
James Goyne b. 1755 (possible but not confirmed as child of John Gowing b. 1700)
Henry Going b. 1758 (possible but not confirmed as child of John Gowing b. 1700)
LUNENBURG CO, VA:
(John Going Jr was in Lunenburg Co, Va from 1751 to 1761).
For animated maps illustrating Virginia county boundary changes, “Rotating Formation Virginia County Boundary Maps” (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
FACTS and SOURCES:
John Going, Jr, son of John Gowing and Mary Keith Gowing, is born about 1720, probably in Stafford County.
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.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.
John Going Sr b. abt 1700 – father of John Going Jr b. abt 1720 – moves to Lunenburg County, Virginia around 1747. It appears that John Going Jr may have moved to South Carolina at this time. His brother Thomas Going b. abt 1717-22 appears to have moved to South Carolina as well in 1752 nearby where John Going was living.
1748 Jan 7: 300 acre land grant to John Gowan adj to Felix Smith, Casper Faust, and opposite side of Congaree River from Saxa-Gothe Township, SC. Pursuant to a precept to me directed by George Hunter Esqr Surveyor General bearing date the twenty first day of January AD 1747. I have admeasured and laid out unto John Gowan a tract of land containing three hundred acres situate lying and being on the North side of Santee otherwise Congaree River opposite to Saxagotha Township and butting and bounding to the Southward part on lands laid out to Felix Smith and part on vacant land to the Westward on land not yet laid out to the Northward on land not yet laid out to the Eastward part on land not yet laid out and part on land of Casper Faust and hath such shape form and marks as appear by the above plat given under my hand the seventh day of January 1748. John Fairchild L.S. 226. (Note: This grant appears to be for John Going Jr – son of John Going b. abt 1700).
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=95289Looking at map – the description shows: http://battleofcamden.org/1773sc.jpg Petition for Thomas Goings indicates he has a wife and 9 children, and prays for 550acres on or about the Congree River. Petition on Feb 4, 1752.
(Thomas Going – with 9 children – he has been an adult most likely close to 12-20 years (was probably at least 18 before his first child is born – so he is likely 30-40 years of age in 1752 – placing this South Carolina Thomas Going’s likely date of birth about 1712-1722 – which fits the estimated age of Thomas Going b. 1720-22).
Other Going family members noted in SC about this time period include (unknown if either are related):
1) George Gowen: In August 24, 1753 he noted owing an account to Robert Hill, and is listed on the estate of Robert Hill (a tavernkeeper in Ashepoo, SC (located about 38 miles west of Charleston, SC). (Likely be born before 1732)
2) Henery 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. (Likely be born before 1738).
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.
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.
It appears John Going rejoined his father in Lunenburg County, Virginia after his service during the French and Indian War. John is appointed to a road crew along with his brother William Going, and his father John Going Sr. William Gladden, a family friend and neighbor (possibly an inlaw as well) who shows up in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina alongside the Going family, is also appointed to the road crew.
1757 Nov 1 John Goin, Wm Goin, John Goin Jr, and William Gladden appt to road crew in Lunenburg Co, Virginia.
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.
John Gowen “of Lunenburg County, Virginia” received a deed to “100 acres on Dodson’s Branch at Hargrove’s old line” from William Stroud February 23, 1760 for £30, according to Granville County Deed Book C. He received a deed to land in Lunenburg County in 1761 from his parents.
From “Virginia Patents,” page 809, “John Gowin” was issued Patent No. 34: “Lunenburg County, February 14, 1761, 400 acres beginning at William Hill’s corner on Reedy Branch, adjacent Ruffin’s line.”
1761 On June 10 – John Going Sr, John Going Jr., Sarah Going and Elizabeth Going
On the same date, son John Going, Jr. was deeded 100 acres of his father’s 400 acres with the same description. It was witnessed by Sarah Going and Elizabeth Going. [ibid]
1762: 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 sold it in the following transaction.
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
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.” (Note: He may have been talking about the John Going of Halifax County/Hanover County, Va – who was a known gambler according to researcher Jack Harold Goins).
(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).
1770 May 1 John Gowing’s petition for 200acres was presented in South Carolina.
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.
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. (Note: John Gowen Jr is not listed in this petition, this is circumstantial evidence that supports that John Gowen Jr. was no longer living in Orange County, NC – because he had moved – to Craven County, SC).
Alexander Going. b. abt 1705 is John Going Jr’s great uncle. Alexander Going dies some time in 1775, and John Going Jr. shows up in the probate papers in Orange County, NC.
In 1775 John Going Jr is listed in Alexander Going’s estate, the probate inventory lists – Sophia Going, Alexander Going Jr., John Going Jr. Estate: Inventory Alexander Going, Inventories Sales & Accounts of Estates, returned by Sophia Going Adm’x. Orange Co, NC
1775 May 2 – Alexander Gowing – estate sale Buyers: Daniel Going, Jas. Gulaspey, Kennoday, John Going Jr, Sophia Going, James Galaspey, Alexander Going, Henry Dixon, James Sanders Sr, Robert Terry, Saml. Robertson, John Cannoday, Thomas Rogers. – Purchasers at the estate are: DANIEL GOING, SOPHIA GOING, JOHN GOING Jr, ALEX GOING, James Galaspey, Henry Dixon, James Sanders Sr, Robert Terry, Saml Robinson, Jas Sanders Jr, John Cannaday, Thomas Rogers, in Orange Co, NC
In 1777 John Goen is listed in the Revolutionary War rolls in South Carolina.
John Going Jr appears on the 1782 tax list with two members in the family and reappeared in the 1785 tax list with four in the family, probably two children born between 1782 and 1785. “John Gowing” was a purchaser at the estate sale of Thomas Bradford, deceased in August 1786, according to Granville County Will Book I, page 515.
1790 The US Census shows Bethiah Going, John Goinge, John Goun(?), and James Gawin (?) livinng in the Georgetown District, South Carolina.
The 1800 US Census shows John Gowin age 26-45 and John Gowin born some time before 1755 iving in the Marion District, South Carolina.
(Note: This appears to be John Gowan Jr b. between 1755-1774)
(Note: This may be John Going Sr – indicating he was born before 1755. Our estimation is that he was born around 1720).
1800 Feb 19 John Gowen writes his will indicating that his son’s name is John Gowen as well, and is the only beneficiary listed in the will, other than “his wife” – unnamed. Witnessed by Samuel Bridgers and another Samuel Bridgers. Robeson Co, NC. (Note: This appears to be John Gowen Jr’s will that was born about 1755-60).
John Going Jr’s son – John Going:
The following John Goins living in Robeson County, NC in 1810 is between 16-25 years of age with 3 boys under the age of 10. Also is a woman over the age of 45 (likely his mother), and two woman between 16-25 years of age – likely his wife and possibly a sister. (Note: John Goins’ age range puts him born between 1785 and 1794).
Name: Jno 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
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
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 . . . ).