1720-1730 John Going Jr of Lunenburg Co, Va, and Orange Co, NC, Robeson County, NC – ydna match

John Going Jr. b. abt 1720-1730 – ydna match – see:   https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/ydna-matches/

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. 1720-300 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 Gowen b. abt. 1728 – son of John Going b. abt. 1700 in Lunenburg Co, Va – may have been the John Gowen m. Elizabeth who died around 1784 in St Marks Parish, SC.

2) John Gowen b. abt 1745-55 – likley son of above John Gowen b. abt 1728 – m. Sarah – died in 1800, will in Robeson Co, NC – names only one son – John.  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1755-john-gowan-and-his-line/

3) John Goins Jr b. abt 1762 – living in Robeson Co, NC 1810 US census – unk who this John Gowen married.

4) John Gowen b. abt 1778 –  m. Edith Faulkdied in 1814. John Goins Sr b. bef 1765 in Robeson, NC in 1810 census.  Likeley son of above John Gowen b. abt 1760-65.

5) John Goins b. abt 1794 – in 1810 US Census in Robeson Co, NC m. Nancy Duncan in 1810 in Robeson Co, NC.    Appears to accompany son Jesse Goin/Gowen and other sons to Smith Co, MS.

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 and writes his will in 1800 there.  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).

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

Lunenburg Co, Va: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/virginia-lunenburg-county-1700s-to-early-1800s/
Orange Co, NC: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/north-carolina-orange-county/
Fairfield Co, SC: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/south-carolina-fairfield-county/
Kershaw Co, SC: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/south-carolina-kershaw-county/
Lancaster Co, SC: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/south-carolina-lancaster-county/
Marion Co, SC: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/south-carolina-marion-county/
Robeson Co, NC: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/north-carolina-robeson-county/
Columbus Co, NC: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/north-carolina-columbus-county/
Smith Co, MS: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/mississippi-smith-county/
Attala Co, MS: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/mississippi-attala-county/
Copiah Co, MS: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/mississippi-copiah-county/

Parents:

John Going b. abt. 1700 and Mary Keith  (confirmed parents of John Gowen b. abt 1728-30)

Children:

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.  (Note:  He would have fathered the John Gowen b. abt 1780 in his 50s, which is not unheard of if his first wife passed away and he remarried a younger woman. So it is possible).

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).

Siblings: 

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)

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).

Amos Goyen b. 1744 (no YDNA test known)
Daniel Going b. 1748 (no YDNA test known)
Drury Goyen b. 1749
James Goyne b. 1755
Henry Going b. 1758 (no YDNA test known)

(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).

FACTS:
LUNENBURG CO, VA:

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

Boundary Changes

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.

Neighboring Counties

FACTS and SOURCES:

STAFFORD / PRINCE WILLIAM / and FAIRFAX COUNTIES, VIRGINIA: 

Stafford Co, Va page:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/virginia-stafford-county-1700s-to-early-1800s/

Prince William Co, Va page:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/virginia-prince-william-county-1700s-to-early-1800s/

Fairfax Co, Va page:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/virginia-fairfax-county-1700s-to-early-1800s/

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.[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 Sr b. abt 1700 – father of John Going Jr b. abt 1720 – moves to Lunenburg County, Virginia around 1747.   Thomas Going b. abt 1717-22 (who may be his brother) appears to have moved to South Carolina as well 1752.

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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BRUNSWICK / LUNENBURG COUNTIES, VIRGINIA:

Brunswick Co, Va page:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/virginia-brunswick-county-1700s-to-early-1800s/

Lunenburg Co, Va page: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/virginia-lunenburg-county-1700s-to-early-1800s/

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.

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

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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1760 Sept Ct – Order of Summons Gowen, etc.
Ordered that the Sherif summon John Gowen 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 there obtected against them. Lunenburg County Court Order Book v6 p 171.  Lunenburg Co, Va.

1760 Sept Ct orders John Gowan Jr a Peter Sandifer a John Bush to next ct Lunenburg Co Va

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 Patents No. 34, 1756-1765, p. 809 (Reel 33-34). Lunenburg Co, Va.
http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F/NUXGTGU21PJDCXUBKG3PDBV219M4QEL55EPI2E853P1FEJACEA-26912?func=full-set-set&set_number=005392&set_entry=000011&format=999

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 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. 378-379. Lunenburg County, Va.

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 situate 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.

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 Ct John Gowing Sr deed gift to John Gowing Jr in Lunenburg Co Va.  Lunenburg County Court Order Book v7 p 71

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

1761 Dec 1 – Sandifer from Gowing.
… 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.

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 – Hatchell from Gowin.
… 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.

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 Feb Ct William Gowin and William Hatchell identure in Lunenburg Co Va
Lunenburg County Court Order Book v7 p 203

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

1762 April Court – John Clark v. John Gowin Jr, a charge of assault and battery is dismissed against John Gowin Jr, with costs assessed against the Plaintiff.  Lunenburg Co, Va. Lunenburg County Court Order Book v8 p 2.

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 deed date – Nowell from Goin.
… 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.

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.

1764 May – Court: suit, May 1764, Orange, North Carolina, USA.

))))))))))))))))))))))))))) Dividing Line!! – 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.  

SOUTH CAROLINA and NORTH CAROLINA: 

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 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:

1751 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

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

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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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:

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 Tinkley.  (Note:  Looking at map – this would be in modern Dillon County, SC – which was for a time Marion County, South Carolina. Craven Co, SC). http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=103633

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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. Series: S213184 Volume: 0011 Page: 00452 Item: 01. 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.
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=103633
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It appears John Gowing’s son, John Gowen Jr, 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].  This may be John Gowen Jr., who was a member of this society.  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. Series: S213190 Volume: 0006 Page: 00046 Item: 000 Names indexed: GOWING, JOHN; HENDERSON, JOHN Document type: PLAT Locations: DROWNING CREEK; GEORGETOWN DISTRICT, South Carolina. http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=179889

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James Gowen, of Prince Williams Parish, may have been a relative of John GowenJames Gowen lived in Colleton County, SC in the Beaufort District – See James Gowen’s page at:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1740-james-gowen-m-mary-polly-keating-in-beaufort-district-south-carolina/ .  The following transaction on August 15, 1785 seems to connect James Gowen to John Gowen.

1785 Aug 15 & 16: James Gowen of Prince Williams Parish, planter, to John Gowen, planter, for 400 pounds sterling, lot in Radnor Town, known in the plan of said town, no. 2, on Bay Street . . . bounding to the northwest on Lot No 3, to the southeast on Lot No 1, to the southwest on lanes and streets, and to the northeast on Bay Street, containing in part 66 feet of –?– also the part of the said lot, from high water mark to low water mark . . .   . James Gowen (LS), Wits: William Hall, Edwd Ferguson. Proved in Charleston Dist by the oath of William Hall on April 12, 1788 before Saml Elliot, JP Rec. Apr 25, 1788. Z5, p 446. Charleston Dist, South Carolina.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSK7-G3SX-4?i=646&cat=361547(For information about Radnor Town – which appears to be in Colleton County, South Carolina – see:  http://www.carolana.com/SC/Towns/Radnor_SC.html  ).   (Note:  This James Gowen also appears to be related to John Gowen of Spartanburg Co, SC – they were likely cousins – see the Spartanburg Co, SC page):  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/south-carolina-spartanburg-county/ – (Note:  these two “John Gowen’s” are different people.  The transaction in Radnor Town is most likely the John Gowen who was living in and near the Georgetown District, SC – as this was closer in proximity than the John Gowen in Spartanburg.  But, it could be the John Gowen of Spartanburg Co, SC … will update if any new info confirms which one it was).

See Also:

1734 Aug 8: RADNOR TOWN plat and town plan:
South Carolina. The above plat represents the form and shape of one hundred acres of land or there abouts situate in Granville County on the south west side of Combahee River butting and bounding to the north eastward on the said River to the southeastward on Col John Palmer’s land to southwestward on Mr Stephen Bull’s and to the northwestward on a small creek and marsh belonging to Mr. John Muiyner about thirty of the said one hundred acres are laid out into lotts and streets with certain lots set apart and reserved for the use of a Chappel and free school and also a square piece of land for a market plan near the center of the Town which is called and known by the name of Randor and seventy acres lying the remaining part of the said one hundred acres is also set apart reserved and appropriated to be remain and continue for a Common to the said Town of Randor for the use and benefit of the inhabitants thereoff for ever which said Town and common was laid out for the purposes aforesaid and a plat thereof certified the eighth day of August Anno Domini One Thousand Seven hundred and thirty four.
A true Copy from the original} By me: Wm Bull
Daniel H Fillinghart (or Billinghart) Jun Genl.
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/SearchResults.aspx
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=177051
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/ArchivesImages/S213187/S21318700010003001.pdf

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).

1786 Feb 15: JOHN GOWIN, PLAT FOR 100 ACRES ON DROWNING CREEK, GEORGE TOWN DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY JOHN HENDERSON. Series: S213190 Volume: 0003 Page: 00356 Item: 001 Names indexed: GOWIN, JOHN; HENDERSON, JOHN Document type: PLAT Locations: DROWNING CREEK; GEORGETOWN DISTRICT, South Carolina. http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=178931  1786 July 15 – John Gowen receives a PLAT FOR 100 ACRES ON DROWNING CREEK, GEORGE TOWN DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY JOHN HENDERSON. Georgetown Dist, SC. http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=178931

1786 March 2: ROTHMAHLER, JOB, PLAT FOR 1,200 ACRES ON DROWNING CREEK, GEORGE TOWN DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY JOHN HENDERSON. Series: S213190 Volume: 0014 Page: 00143 Item: 000 Names indexed: JOHN GOWING; HENDERSON, JOHN; ROTHMAHLER, JOB Document type: PLAT Locations: DROWNING CREEK; GEORGETOWN DISTRICT; NORTH CAROLINA. South Carolina. http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=185610

1790 US Census:  – John Gowen
US Census – first head of Household
South Carolina – Georgetown District, Prince Georges Parish – page 54
2 males over 16, 1 males under 16, 2 females – white. 0 slaves.
http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790k-03.pdf

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

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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 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
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=PXv2106&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&dbid=7590&gsln=Gowen&msypn__ftp=marion,%20south%20carolina,%20usa&msypn=1901&new=1&rank=1&redir=false&gss=angs-d&pcat=35&fh=25&h=489424&recoff=8&ml_rpos=26

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(Note:  This appears to be John Gowan Jr b. between 1755-1774)

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
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(Note:  This may be John Going Sr – indicating he was born before 1755.  Our estimation is that he was born around 1720).   https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=PXv2106&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&dbid=7590&gsln=Gowen&msypn__ftp=marion,%20south%20carolina,%20usa&msypn=1901&new=1&rank=1&redir=false&gss=angs-d&pcat=35&fh=0&h=489959&recoff=20%2032%2045%2057&ml_rpos=1

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
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DEATH OF JOHN GOWEN Sr m. Sarah in 1800:

1800 Feb 19 – John Gowen – minutes of court Will proveup:
Will Proveup: wife remain on Plantation while alive, until my son John Gowen, comes of age of 21 years . . .
Wits: Samuel Bridgers, Samuel Bridgers (two different people). Robeson Co, NC
http://interactive.ancestry.com/9061/004772383_00052?pid=2440984&backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2f%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fgss%3dangs-c%26new%3d1%26rank%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gsln%3dGowen%26gsln_x%3d0%26mswpn__ftp%3dNorth%2bCarolina%252c%2bUSA%26mswpn%3d36%26mswpn_PInfo%3d5-%257c0%257c1652393%257c0%257c2%257c3245%257c36%257c0%257c0%257c0%257c0%257c%26MSAV%3d0%26cp%3d0%26catbucket%3drstp%26uidh%3dm37%26pcat%3d36%26h%3d2440984%26db%3dUSProbateNC%26indiv%3d1%26ml_rpos%3d5&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true . (Note:  This appears to be John Gowen Jr’s will that was born about 1755-60). 

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John Going Jr’s son – John Going: 

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 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

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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(John Gowin Jr becomes John Gowin Sr – as he has his own son named John Gowin):  

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 2 – John Gowen, son of John Gowen and Sarah Gowen, was born about 1783, probably in Robeson County. He was summoned by Robeson County Court July 2, 1805 to answer a charge against him. Robeson Co, NC

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

The following 3 entries for John Goins living in Robeson County, NC in 1810 includes 1) John Goins Sr b. before 1765, 2) another John Goins Jr. b. betw. 1766-1784. and 3) finally, a John Goins 16-25 years of age b.  between 1785-1794.  This calls into question if there was another John Gowen in the area – if we are missing a generation somewhere – since one John Gowen died in 1801 per court records.

1810 US Census:  Name: John Goins  (Note:  This may be John Goins b. abt 1790-94 – poss John M Gowen).
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
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=7613&h=349779&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=PXv2079&_phstart=successSource

1810 US Census:  Name: John Goins Sr  (Note:  Best guess – this one b abt 1750-1755 –  married to Nancy who dies in 1814).
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
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=7613&h=350044&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=PXv2079&_phstart=successSource

1810 US Census:  Name: John Goins Jr  (Note:  Best guess – this is 1770 – 1774 married to Edith, thought by many to be b 1780 – who dies in 1841).
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
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=7613&h=350043&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=PXv2079&_phstart=successSource

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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

Death of JOHN GOWEN SR m. Edith Faulk dies abt. 1814 per next entry:  

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 for $200 convey to Hynant Faulk a negro girl named Charlote which was conveyed by deed of gift to my mother during her life and at her death to be mine, but my father, John Gowing, having recd 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 for ever relinquish all manner of claim to the said girl by virtue of said deed of give which deed cannot be removed from record but its virtue as repects my claim shall be hereby destroyed. Signed: Garrat Gowin. Wit: Archd McKay, Charles Babson. bk C p 196. Columbus County, 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).

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

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

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

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

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

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 . . . ).

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