1731 Joseph Gowing b. bef. of Fairfax Co, Va.

Joseph Gowing b. bef. 1731 likely in either Prince William or Stafford Co, Va

Parents: (Note: The age of Joseph is not known. His parents are not confirmed either. The records in Stafford County, were decimated in the Civil War – most of the court orders, will books, and deed books were destroyed or stolen during the Civil War. The following are men who were living in the area where Joseph is first found in records who may be parents of Joseph).

  • John Going b. abt 1700 and Mary Keith (These are the possible parents based on Joseph being on John’s tithe in Lunenburg Co, Va in 1752)
  • Thomas Going b. abt 1715-1722 (Thomas Going may be a son of John Going and Mary Keith Going. Thomas leases 100 acres of land for life from Robert Bates in 1743 that appears to very near the land that John Going sold in 1742 on Rattlesnake Run).
  • Alexander Going b. abt 1710-15 – d. bef. Feb 1775, m. Sophia ? (Alexander Going’s children appeared to be close to John Going’s children (1st cousins.  Often they lived next to eachother and it is often difficult to determine which parents their descendants belonged to).
  • James Going b. bef 1680 of Stafford Co & Fairfax Co, Va (possibly a parent of Joseph – James Going remains in Fairfax until at least 1760-69 as shown by Court records – in lawsuits involving Gerrard Alexander and the estate of Francis Awbrey, but none of the records put them together during this time)
  • Peter Going b. abt. 1680 and d. 1753(Peter Going’s records are mainly found in the registers of the Vestry Books in Stafford Co, Va. – which likely means he was likely living as a tenant or in one of the cities in the area – Peter did attempt to obtain a grant for land, but apparently never closed on the deal as the land was later regranted to another person).
  • Thomas Going b. betw. 1650-1680 (Thomas Going was shown in Westmoreland Co, Va in 1693 through 1711 – some of his records indicate he was in Maryland in the 1670’s and is why his estimated birth year is in the 1650s. This Thomas Going appears to be the one who moved to Stafford Co, Va – but the Thomas Going in Stafford Co, Va may possibly be a son of the Thomas Going of Westmoreland. There are no records indicating when the Thomas Going of Westmoreland or Stafford County dies – so it is possible these are two Thomas Goings, and is possible that if the Thomas Going of Stafford is a son of Thomas Going of Westmoreland, then the younger Thomas of Stafford may have had children. He appears to be alive until at least the 1730s-1740 based on depositions given during the Howson litigation).

Children:

  • Johnston Gowen b. bef. 1766 – 1787 Mar 21 Johnston Gowen v William Sanford trespass assault & battery
    1788 Joseph Going 2 tithes (Joseph Going, Johnson Going)
    1789 Joseph Going 2 tithes (J Going, Jno Going)
    1791 Joseph Going 2 tithes (J Going, Jo Going Jun)
    1792 Joseph Going 3 tithes (J Going, Jno Going, Jo Going Jr)
  • Joseph Going b. bef 1767 – 1788 Joseph Going 2 tithes (Joseph Going, Johnson Going)
    1789 Joseph Going 2 tithes (J Going, Jno Going)
    1791 Joseph Going 2 tithes (J Going, Jo Going Jun)
    1792 Joseph Going 3 tithes (J Going, Jno Going, Jo Going Jr)
    1794 Joseph Going 2 tithes (Jos Going, Jos Going Jr)
    1795 Joseph Going 3 tithes (Jno Going, Jos Going, Jos Going Jr)
    1810 Joseph Going US Census btw 26-44 yrs, 1 son under 10, 1 dau 16-25, 1 dau under 10.
  • John Going b. bef 1771 – 1792 Joseph Going 3 tithes (J Going, Jno Going, Jo Going Jr)
    1795 Joseph Going 3 tithes (Jno Going, Jos Going, Jos Going Jr) (Note: these entries may be for Johnston Going – so may be same person as Johnston)
  • Virginia Jane Goins b. 1793 – 1793 Joseph Going and wife Millie Loving Goins have dau Virginia Jane Goins
  • William Henry Gowan b. abt 1789 in Fairfax Co, Va (Note: Not confirmed – possibly)

Siblings:

(The following siblings are assumed siblings if John Going b. abt 1700 is the father): 

John Going Jr. b. 1729 m. Elizabeth (confirmed child of John Going Sr)
Thomas Goin b. 1717-19 (confirmed child of John Going Sr) (date of birth assumed) child based on paying tithes in Lunenburg Co, Va in same household – he is a Y-DNA match to this line).
Susannah Gowen Hubbard b. 1731 (confirmed child of John Going Sr)
William Goyne b. 1733 (confirmed child of John Going Sr – also a Y-DNA match)

(Possible other Siblings through John Going b. abt 1700):
Amos Goyen b. 1744 (assumed child)(Thomas Goin is possibly parent)
Drury Goyen b. 1749 (assumed child – also a Y-DNA match)(Thomas Goin is possibly parent)
James Goyne b. 1755 (assumed child – also a Y-DNA match)(Thomas Goin is possibly parent)
Joseph Gowan b. abt 1730 (assumed child – also a Y-DNA match)(Thomas Goin or Alexander Going are possibly father)

Compare to others with name of Joseph “Gowen” or similar name:                                   (Click link):       Various people named Joseph Gowen

FACTS:

LUNENBURG:

(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)

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

1755 Feb Court – William Clinch and Company, Petitioner against Joseph Goin, Defendant bk 3, p 264
On a petition.
The petitioners demand appearing to be just for the sum of two pounds fourteen shillings and nine pence half penny current money and the Defendant not gainsaying the same. It is considered by the court that the said petitioner recover against the said defendant their debt aforward and thus costs by them in this behalf expended and lawyers fee.
Order books, 1754-1759 – Lunenburg Co, Va
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-1SVV-6?i=168&cat=398428

1755 Feb 21 – Gerrard Alexander against Joseph Gowing} On Petition
It is considered that the said Garrard recover against the said Joseph three pounds one shilling & five pence & also his costs.
Fairfax County, Va – Order book, 1749-1754. p. 230.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-B9BW-8?i=420&cat=193222

1758 May 17 – William Young against Joseph Gowen} On Petition.
It is considered that the said William recover against the said Joseph the sum of 300 pounds of tobacco and also his costs with a lawyers fee.
Fairfax Co, Va – Minute book, 1756-1763. P. 232.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSYD-1WRW-Y?i=115&cat=193222

1760 Goochland Co Va.
1760 List of Charles Johnson
frame 113, Joseph Going 2
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/goochcolonial.htm

1760 June 18 – John Craig admr of David Craig decd, Plt v. Joseph Going, Def} In Debt
The Sheriff having returned that the Defendt is not found it is ordered that an alias capias be issued against him.
Fairfax Co, Va – Minute book, 1756-1763. P. 478.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSYD-1W5G-Y?i=255&cat=193222

1760 July 16 – John Craig admr of David Craig dec’d, Plt v Joseph Gowen, Deft} In Debt.
This day came the Plt by George Johnston his attorney and the Defendant in his proper person came and confessed the Plts action it is therefore considered that the Plaintiff recover against the Defendant the sum of one pound sixteen shillings & four pence with interest thereon to be computed after the rate of 5 percent per annum from the 22d day of April 1759 until the same is paid and also his costs by him in this behalf expended and the Deft in mercy &c.
Fairfax Co, Va – Minute book, 1756-1763. P. 495.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSYD-1W5J-Z?i=268&cat=193222

1761 May 19 – Joseph Gowen being brought before the Court and charged with uttering a counterfeit ten shilling bill on hearing the evidence …… thereon and the proof not being sufficient to send him for a further tryal ordered that he give security himself in five pounds and two securities in fifty shillings each for his good behaviour.
…….
Joseph Gowen, William Gates, and Thomas Kidwell in open Court severally acknowledged themselves indebted to our sovereign Lord King George the third his heirs and successors that is to say the said Joseph in the sum of five pounds and the said William and Thomas in fifty shillings to be levied of their respective goods and chattels, lands and tenements upon condition that the said Joseph shall be of good behaviour towards all his Majesties subjects for a year and a day.
Fairfax Co, Va – Minute book, 1756-1763. P. 579.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSYD-1W5J-C?i=310&cat=193222

1768 June 11 – 0-155: Alexander Gowen of North Carolina 461 A. on Pohick in Fairfax Co. Surv. William West. Adj . Col. Carter. 11 June 1768. p. 197. Land: grant 461 acres, 11 Jun 1768, , Fairfax, Virginia, USA. 461 acres of waste and ungranted land on the branches of Pohick surveyed by Wm West, and touching a corner of Col Carter’s land.
http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/1768grantalexandergowenfairfaxcova.jpg

1770 – Census: rent rolls, Alexander Going rent rolls in Fairfax, Virginia, USA.
Fairfax Co, Va. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=vacen&h=32844708&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=3566

1772 – Alexander Gowin – Census: rent rolls, 1772, , Fairfax, Virginia, USA. 5 http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3578&enc=1
1772 – Alexander Gowin rentrolls – Fairfax, Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890

1774 – Alexander Going – Census: rent rolls, 1774, Fairfax, Virginia, USA. http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3578&enc=1
Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890

1774 May – Court: Alexander Gowing v George Lumkin, May 1774, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA. Transcription and image courtesy Beth Carruth
In Trespass on the Case
The Plaintif having departed this life this Suit Abates
May 1774. Court Records Bk 2 p394″
http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/1774courtalexandergowin_vs_lumkin_maypittscova.jpg

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1782 – Joseph Going – head of a household of seven “whites over 16” in the 1782 census of Fairfax County, page 17, according to “Heads of Families, Virginia, 1790.” Fairfax Co., Va.  1782 – “Joseph Going” (?) Joseph Going – head of a household of seven “whites over 16” in the 1782 census of Fairfax County, page 17, according to “Heads of Families, Virginia, 1790.” Fairfax Co., Va. 1782 – Joseph Going – Virginia Census – head of a household of seven “whites over 16” in the 1782 census of Fairfax County, page 17, according to “Heads of Families, Virginia, 1790.” 7 whites, no blacks in household. Fairfax Co., Va.
http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790m-02.pdf

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1783 – Joseph Going – Virginia Census – head of a household of seven “whites over 16” in the 1782 census of Fairfax County, page 17, according to “Heads of Families, Virginia, 1790.”  7 whites, no blacks in household.  Fairfax Co., Va.
http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790m-02.pdf

1784 May 19 – Joseph Goings “Joseph Goings” on May 19, 1784 received “£4:2:3” for service in the militia, according to Virginia Payroll Account No. 683. Va. Military

1784 Personal tax list Fairfax County, Va
Jenny Gowns 5 cattle (image 9)
Joseph Going 1 over 21 white male, 1 cattle
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1785 Personal tax list Fairfax County, Va
Joseph Going 1 tithe over 21 yrs, 2 horses, 2 cattle (image 3)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1786 personal property tax list Fairfax Co, Va
Joseph Gavin 1 tithe over 21 yrs, 2 horses (image 9)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1787A personal property tax list Fairfax Co, Va
Joseph Gowing 1 tithe, 2 horses, 2 cattle (image 9)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1787 March 21 – Johnston Gowen v William Sanford} Trespass assault & battery
The suit is dismissed.
Order book, 1783-1788 – Fairfax Co, Va p. 353
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-P9XS-L?i=567&cat=193222

1788A personal property tax list Fairfax Co, Va
Joseph Going 2 white tithes (Jos Going, Johnson Going), 2 horses (image 10)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1789B personal property tax list Fairfax Co, Va
Joseph Going 2 white tithes (J. Going, Jno Going), 2 horses (image 7)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1789 Personal Tax list Fairfax Co Va w Joseph Going

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1789 personal tax list Fairfax Co Va w R Gowns living w Wm Hartshnal a D Gowns livingw Francis Hagan

1789 September 22, page 26 FAIRFAX COUNTY ROAD ORDERS 1749-1800
On the road from the Turnpike Gate at the intersection of the George Town Road to the White Oak at the Widow Tucker’s – the tithables which now are, &c . of Joseph Carroll, Joseph Gowing, Carlyle’s Farm, Ramsay’s Quarter, John Ellis, Robert Sanford, Fielden Isaac, Guy Evans, John Violett, Wm. Hy Terrett, Mrs. West, Daniel McAlister, John Hawkins, Wm. Herbert’s Quarter, Thos Daniel, Widow Tucker, James Webb, Dade’s old Quarter, Chas Curtis’s place, Geo. Solomon, Samuel Bowling, Wm. Bowling, Elisha Harden, Wm. Lyles, James Kenny, Patty Moxly, Fitzgerald’s Quarter, and all those living on the land formerly Townshend Dade’s and Charles Alexander’s, on the west of the west of the George Town Road, and also all those living on the Land of Thos & John West, between the turn pike road and the road leading to Colchester, Joel Cooper, Robert Adam’s plantation. John Geesling, as last.
http://www.smitherman.net/documents/fccob.pdf

1790 – Joseph Goins was married about 1790 to Millie Loving [Lovin, Loven?]
who was born in 1770 in Scotland, according to Rev. Taylor. She was brought to America at the age of six by an aunt who settled in Charleston, South Carolina.
William P. Grohse stated that she was born in Bedford County in 1772 to James Loving who was born in 1749 to Abraham Loving. Millie Loving Goins lost three uncles in the Revolutionary War.
Richard Loving was a witness to the marriage of Mary Going to Meredith Childers December 12, 1791 in Henrico County.

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1790A personal property tax list Fairfax Co, Va
Joseph Going 1 tithe, 3 horses (image 7)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1791B personal property tax list Fairfax Co, Va
Joseph Going 2 white tithes (J. Going, Jo. Going Jun), 3 horses (image 7)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1792A personal property tax list Fairfax Co, Va
Joseph Going 3 white tithes (J. Going, Jno Going, Jo. Going Jun), 4 horses (image 8)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1793B personal property tax list Fairfax Co, Va
Joseph Going 1 white tithe, 3 horses
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1793, Joseph Goins  was a resident of Fairfax County, Virginia where a daughter was born.”  Fairfax Co, Va.

1793, Joseph Goins was a resident of Fairfax County, Virginia where a daughter was born.”  Fairfax Co, Va.  1793 Virginia Jane “Gincie” Goins
daughter of Joseph Goins and Millie Loving Goins, was born in 1793 in Fairfax County, according to William P. Grohse. She was married about 1822 to Solomon Dickinson Collins who was born in Wilkes County, North Carolina in 1799. He was the son of a Revolutionary soldier, Solomon Collins and his wife Edy Dickinson Collins. Solomon Collins was born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania in 1760. Solomon Dickinson Collins appeared in the 1830 census with nine members in his household. He appeared on the 1836 tax list of Hawkins County, Tennessee. Solomon Dickinson Collins was enumerated as the head of household in the 1840 census of Hawkins County: “Collins, Solomon white male 40-50 white female 40-50 white male 10-15 white male 10-15 white male 5-10 white male 5-10 white female 0-5 white female 0-5”.  Fairfax Co, Va.

1794A personal property tax list Fairfax Co, Va
Daniel Gown 1 tithe (image 8)
Joseph Going 2 tithes (Jos Going, Jos Going Jr), 3 horses (image 8)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1795B personal property tax list Fairfax Co, Va
Daniel Gown 1 tithe (image 7)
Joseph Going 3 tithes (Jno Going, Jos Going, Jos Going Jr), 3 horses (image 7)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1795 July 21 – Dennis Foley, Caven Boa, and Lanty Crowe, bound unto William Dencale, Richard Ratliff, Thomas Gwinell, and John Jackson gentlemen justices of the county court of Fairfax. Dennis Foley is administrator of the Estate of Daniel Gowings decd. Inventory ordered. Daniel Gowen admin bond Will Books, Vol G1-I1, 1794-1806. Will Book G1, 1794-1799: pg 104 Fairfax Co, Va. 1795 – Daniel Gowens – Admin Bond, bk G1, p 104, Fairfax Co, Va
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89PC-QNZ1?i=65&cat=193261

1795 Sept 21 – Daniel Gowen decds inventory filed with court. Signed: John Ball, Samuel Shreve, and William Thrift. Will Books, Vol G1-I1, 1794-1806. Book G1, 1794-1799: pg. 113. Fairfax Co, Va. 1795 – Daniel Gowens – Inventory, Will bk G1, p 113, Fairfax Co, Va
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89PC-QN81?i=69&cat=193261

1796A personal property tax list Fairfax Co, Va
Joseph Going 1 tithe, 5 horses (image 6)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1796 Sept 19 inventory for estate of Daniel Gowen recorded. Return signed by John Ball, William Thrift, Samle Shreve. Will Books, Vol G1-I1, 1794-1806. Book G1, 1794-1799: pg. 192. Fairfax Co, Va. 1795 – Daniel Gowens – Inventory, Will bk G1, p 192, Fairfax Co, Va
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89PC-QNQC?i=109&cat=193261

1796 Aug 14 – Virginia, Compiled Marriages, 1660-1800
Name: Caty Gowan
Spouse: Peter Weltz
Marriage Date: 14 Aug 1796
Marriage Location: Fairfax County, Virginia
Dodd, Jordan. Virginia, Compiled Marriages, 1660-1800 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997.
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=3002&h=10226&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=kUu4611&_phstart=successSource

1797B personal property tax list Fairfax Co, Va
Joseph Going 1 tithe, 5 horses (image 5)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1798A personal property tax list Fairfax Co, Va
Richard Gowen 1 white tithe over 16 years, 1 black tithe above 16 (image 6)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1798B personal property tax list Fairfax Co, Va
Joseph Going 1 white tithe, 4 horses (image 6)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1799A personal property tax list Fairfax Co, Va
Joseph Going 2 white tithes, 4 horses (image 5)
Richard Going 1 white tithe, 1 black tithe above 16 (image 5)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1800B personal property tax list Fairfax Co, Va
Joseph Going 1 white tithe, 2 horses (image 5)
Richard Going 1 white tithe, 1 black tithe (image 5)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1802B personal property tax list Fairfax Co, Va
Richard Going 2 white tithes, 1 black tithe (image 6)
Joseph Goines (or Gaines maybe) 2 white tithes, 2 black tithes, 6 horses (image 6)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1810 Va Fairfax Co US Census Joseph Going 26-44 years old. 5 others listed in household

1810 Va Fairfax Co US Census Richard Goings 45 yrs or older

1810 Va Fairfax Co US Census George Going negro 8 other free

1810 Va Westmoreland Co US Census Alexander Gawen 45 yrs or older

(Son William Henry?):
1812 – War of 1812: INFO:
William H Gowan – widow – Judith H. Gowan
War of 1812
Service: Pvt Capt. William H. Holman’s Co Va Mil
Enlisted: Aug 28, 1814
Discharged: Feb 19, 1815
Soldiers discharge ctf and receipt for gun etc, dated Feb 6, 1815 filed in the brief.
1851-1855 Madison Co, TN
1871 Madison Co, TN – widow (PO Spring Creek) Tenn
Maiden name of widow: Judith H. Atkinson
Numbers: WO 8140, WC 5127
Bounty Land: 16166 80 50; 47603 80 55
Marriage date: Dec 17, 1812 – Goochland Co, Va
Death date soldier: Sept 9, 1870 – Spring Creek, TN

Gowen Manuscript Info:

Goochland County was named for Sir William Gooch, lieutenant-governor of Virginia from 1727 to 1749. Goochland County was formed in 1727 from the western portion of Henrico County. At the time of its creation, the land of Goochland County included all or part of the present counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Albermarle, Bedford, Buckingham, Campbell, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Nelson and Powhatan. In 1744, the western portion of Goochland County was detached to form Albemarle County. In 1749, Cumberland County was created out of the part of Goochland County south of the James River.

William Henry Gowan was born in Goochland County June 10, 1789, according to the research of Forrest Bruce Gowan, a great-great-grandson who lived in Jackson, Tennessee in 1991 and in 1998. In a letter of October 24, 1991 he was advised by a cousin that Joseph Henry Gowan was the father of William Henry Gowan. Other children of Joseph Henry Gowan were identified as John Gowan, Johnson Gowan, Joseph Gowan and an unnamed daughter.

Gowen Manuscript info:  (Doesn’t appear correct):  

Joseph Gowing, believed to be a son of Peter Gowing and Isabel Gowing, was born about 1732 in Stafford County.  He apparently removed, along with his brother David Gowing to adjoining Goochland County, settling in St. James Parish.  He later made a move to Albemarle County to join his brother David Gowing on his farm there.  In 1770 he was living in Pittsylvania County, on the North Carolina border.

Joseph Gowing appeared as the head of a household of seven people in the 1790 census of Fairfax County, Virginia.  He owned no slaves.  The family was listed as:

“Gowing, Joseph         white male      over l6

“Joseph Going” reappeared as the head of a household in the 1810 census of Fairfax County, according to “Index to 1810 Virginia Census” by Madeline W. Crickard.

Of Joseph Gowing  and his descendants nothing more is known.

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