1733 William Goyne b abt 1733 of Lunenburg Co, Va, Orange Co, NC, Rutherford Co, NC, then Georgia (Y2)

William Goyne b. abt. 1730-35 – d. 1816 – Likely born in Stafford Co, Va.  (See page on various William Goings in the 1700’s to compare this William to others in VA, NC, and SC areas:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/various-william-goings-different-ones/ ).

(Y2) YDNA Group

(Also see the following link with a 4 part newsletter done in 2001 by Carroll Heard Goyne, Jr. regarding the ancestry of William Goyne: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1733-william-goyne-research-by-carroll-heard-goyne-jr/ ).

Marriages:  William Goyne was married at least 3 times.  It appears William married first to Elizabeth – (John b. 1765, Drury b. 1766, William Jr b. 1767, and Hardy b. 1771 appear to be from this marriage). It appears Elizabeth may have died between 1771-1773.  In 1773, William’s 2nd wife is noted as “Hester” in Rutherford/Tryon Co, NC.  In 1794, William marries Nancy Stroder (Hiram b. 1799 and Tyra b. 1804 are of this marriage).

Parents:

John Gowen b. 1705 and Mary Keith

Children:

Children of William Goyne and Elizabeth married about 1752-1763

  • 1) Rebecca Goyne Dick born 1753
  • 2) Allice Goyne King born 1756
  • 3) John Goyne b. 1763
  • 4) Drury Goyne b. 1765
  • 5) William Goyne Jr b. 1767
  • 6) Hardy Goynne b. 1771- Hardy’s children:
    • – John Goyne
    • – Mount Herman Goyne

Children of William Goyne and Hester – m. 1772-1792

  • “Unknown”

Children of William Goyne and Nancy Stroder m. 1794-1816

  • 7) Hiram Davis Goyne b. 1799
  • 8) Tyra Alexander Goyne b. 1804

Siblings:

State and County pages related to William Goyne: 

FACTS:

STAFFORD COUNTY / FAIRFAX COUNTY / PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA:

William Goyne is the child of John Gowing Sr. and Mary Keith Gowing.  William Goyne was born about 1733 in Stafford County, Virginia.  The part of Stafford County he is born in becomes Fairfax County, Virginia by 1742.

PARENT/ANCESTER INFO for William Goyne:

William Goyne’s grandfather, William Going b. abt 1680 appears to have died between 1725-1726.  His grandmother, Catherine Going then marries a Mr. Padderson (or Patterson) some time between 1726-1738.

On October 23, 1738, in Brunswick County, Virginia, Thomas Stroud’s Will was witnessed by Cornelius Keith, Mary [x] King, and Catherine [x] Patterson. [Will Book 2, p. 1]. Since John and Mary [Keith] Going had not yet moved to Brunswick County. This suggests that Catherine Patterson [widow of William Going] was visiting with, and related to either Cornelius Keith or his wife Elizabeth Johnson.

Catherine Patterson’s will was dated May 21, 1739 in Prince William County, Virginia. Catherine identified her children: son Alexander Going, daughter Susannah Going and son John Going, who was named Executor. [John Frederick Dorman, Prince William County Will Book C, 1734-1744, Washington, D.C, 1956. pp. 180-199.] This indicates that John was age 21 or older, or born before 1718. Son Ambrose Going was not mentioned in the will.  (Note: possibly Ambrose died prior to this date, possibly Ambrose was a middle name and Ambrose was actually one of the other children – such as John?, or maybe he had a falling out with his mother and was left out of the will.  It is unknown).

On July 23, 1739, Catherine Patterson’s Will was presented to the Prince William County Court by John Going, sole executor. John Going stated that Catherine’s husband was yet living. [Dorman, op cit].

John Going was married to Mary Keith, daughter of Cornelius Keith. This relationship is confirmed in Fairfax County, Virginia Deed Book B, p. 32. [A. Evans Wynn, “Southern Lineages: Records of Thirteen Families,” Brown Publishing Co, 1940, p. 322].

Fairfax County, Virginia was formed from Prince William and Loudoun Counties in 1742.

Two deeds mark the departure of John and Mary Keith Going from Fairfax County. Both deeds are recorded in Fairfax County Deed Book B.

June 9, 1746 John Going and Mary, his wife, of Truro Parish, Fairfax County to Edward Kirkland, 268 acres on north side Occoquan Run, granted Richard Kirkland, deceased, and Cornelius Keif, father of the said Going’s wife. etc. JOHN [F] Going and Mary [W] Going signed this deed.

July 14, 1746, John [F] Going of Truro Parish, planter, sells to Bond Veale, 144 acres granted John Going from the Proprietor’s office. Recorded July 15, 1746. William Grove, George Dunson, John Duren, witnesses. Mary, the wife of John Going, relinquishes dower.

1744 John Gowen and Mary Gowen lease and release to Thomas Ford in Fairfax Co

(John Gowen Sr, and Mary Keith Gowen’s land transactions disposing of land in Fairfax County, Va from 1744 to 1746 . . . John’s brother, Alexander Gowen is also shown disposing of his land in Fairfax County, Va by 1747).

It is unclear if the spelling of Goyne or Goyen was used previously in this line of the family prior to William Goyne.  It is clear though that several children of both John Gowing Sr, and his brother Alexander Gowing, often used the letter “y” in spelling their last name (either Goyne or Goyen).

William Goyne in LUNENBURG COUNTY, VIRGINIA:

(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)

Lunenburg County, Virginia was formed from Brunswick County May 1, 1745.

Under Act 22, George II, October 1748, a tithable person was defined as: “All male persons of the age of 16 years & upwards, and all Negroes, mulatto & Indian women of the same age, except Indians tributary to this government and all wives of free Negroes, mulattoes, and Indians, except as before excepted.”

William Goyne’s parents, John Gowing Sr and Mary Keith Gowing, sell their land in Fairfax County, Virginia by 1746 and join other family (both Going and Keith families) who have moved to Virginia near the border with North Carolina by 1747.  William Goyne is about 14 years old at this time.

In June 1747, the Lunenburg County Court designated Lewis Deloney to take the list of tithables in the precinct “from Allen’s Creek to the extent of the County downward.” Allen’s Creek flows south through the approximate center of present Mecklenburg County. The land of John Going was on the Great Branch of Allen’s Creek near its confluence with Layton’s Creek. This is in the approximate center of present Mecklenburg County.

Mary Keith Gowing’s parents, Cornelius Keith and wife, appear to have moved to the border of Virginia and North Carolina by 1728 according to the accounts of Col. William Byrd.  http://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/byrd/byrd.html.

John Gowing’s mother, Catherine Padderson, also is in Brunswick County, Virginia some time prior to 1738 when she witnesses a Mr. Stroud’s will (which is also witnessed by Cornelius Keith – the father of Mary Keith).  It appears that John Gowing Sr’s brothers, Alexander Gowing, and William Gowing moved to Brunswick County, Virginia about the same time as their mother was there.

John Gowing Sr’s brother, Alexander Gowing and his family move to Orange County, North Carolina by the mid 1750s.  Another brother, William Gowing born 1712, appears to move to Brunswick County, Va some time before 1746, and then moves to Granville County, NC by 1748.

John Gowing Sr moves to the Lunenburg County, Virginia area – along the border of North Carolina, about 1748, when he shows up on the tithe list of Lewis Deloney.

In 1749, William Howard replaced Lewis Deloney as tithe taker. John Going was again listed with two tithes, indicating that William Going still resided with his parents.

                                           Tithes        H. &
                                                           Scalps
  Mark Robinson
  Edward Robinson ............................  4            24
Nathaniel Robinson ...........................  1             6
Abraham Robinson .............................  1             6
John Mayes ...................................  3            18
William Horten ...............................  1
John Gillum ..................................  2            12
John McDaniel
  James McDaniel .............................  2             6
John Davis
  William Halpen ............................. 11            66
Peter Turvin .................................  1
Matthew Bolten ...............................  1             6
Henry Deloney ................................  2            12
William Tait, Constable
  Nathaniel Tait .............................  1            12
John Gowen ...................................  2            12
Isaac Mitchell ...............................  1             6
Edward Eppes .................................  3            18
Solomon Harris ...............................  1             6
Thomas Evans .................................  1             6
Richard Fox
  George Floyd
  Joseph Burchet .............................  5            30
William Andres ...............................  1             6
John Andres ..................................  1             6
George Vaughan ...............................  1             6
James Thomson ................................  1             6
William Wilson ...............................  1             6
John Robinson ................................  1             6
Daniel Colson ................................  1             6
John Cole ....................................  1             6
John King (to Baxter Davis) ..................  3            18
John Lambert (to Edward Davis) ...............  2            12
William Hagood, Senr. &
  William Hagood, Junr. ......................  2
{page 110}

In 1751, in Richard Witton’s District a John Going with the name of Thos. Going indented below was charged with three tithes. Thus, there were at least two John Going individuals living in Lunenburg County in 1751.

For 1751
 
                        List taken by Richd. Witton
                                                            Tithes
  Daniel McGown ............................................ 11
John Edloe ................................................. 15
Mr. Armistead Burrell's list
  James Thompson Burden .................................... 12
Colo. Lewis Burrell's list N.Q. ............................  8
Joseph Jones (Roanoke) .....................................  1
Arther Freeman .............................................  2
John Green and his son, William ............................  2
John Williams
  John Ambrose
  Edwd. Lacy ...............................................  4
Wm. Edloe ..................................................  2
Edward Jackson .............................................  1
Wm. Pourgimy ...............................................  2
Thos. May ..................................................  1
Humphrey Garrett
  Jas. Garrett .............................................  2
Nichos. Calloway, Senr.
  Nichos. Calloway, Junr.
  John Calloway ............................................  3
Jos. Greer
  John Maxey ...............................................  2
Thos. Saterwhite
  John Saterwhite ..........................................  5
Chris Hudson ...............................................  4
Wm. Wilkins ................................................  1
James Wilkins
  John Wilkins .............................................  2
Thomas Wilkins .............................................  1
Valentine Mullens ..........................................  1
Jeremiah Hatcher
  Robt. Hatcher ............................................  8
John Roberts ...............................................  1
Wm. Lax ....................................................  1
John Going
  Thos. Going ..............................................  3
Joseph Davies ..............................................  1
Mickll. Beringer ...........................................  1
{page 177}

For 1751
                       List taken by Field Jefferson
{Page 170}

Tithes
Jeremiah Ellis .............................................  1
Edward Ellis ...............................................  1
Gabriel Hardin .............................................  1
Wm. Hardin .................................................  1
Jole Cole ..................................................  1
Robert Wooding .............................................  1
To "Mr. Owin Mireck in Oyl of White County"
  John Wilson ..............................................  2
George Izzard ..............................................  1
Michael Izzard .............................................  1
John Gorden ................................................  1
John Hearn .................................................  1
Wm. King
  Moody King ...............................................  2
John Goin ..................................................  1
James Stevens ..............................................  1
Field Jefferson
  John Fain ................................................ 13
John Forsler ...............................................  1
James Smith ................................................  2
Wm. Boing ..................................................  1
John George Pennington .....................................  1
John Hosky [?] .............................................  1
John Cole ..................................................  1
Wm. Tucker .................................................  1
George Allen ...............................................  1
Henry Bates ................................................  1
John Robertson
  Mark Robertson
  Edward Robertson .........................................  4
John Robinson, Junr. .......................................  1
Edward Killingsworth .......................................  1
Wm. Donmon .................................................  1
Josiah Donmon ..............................................  1
Wm. Beckinham
  James Domon [?] ..........................................  2
Elijer Mecoy ...............................................  1
George Butler ..............................................  1
 
{page 171}.

In 1752, John Going of Jefferson’s District was charged with two tithes. This indicates that William Going is still a minor (now between the ages of 17 to 20), still living with John Going Sr.  It is estimated he is about 19, so William’s estimated birth year is 1733.

In 1757-58, John Goin, and his sons William Goin and John Goin Jr, are appointed to work with William Hill, Thomas Lanier, William Ballard, John Ruffins, and William Glading on road ways in Lunenburg County, Virginia.

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

(Source): LUNENBURG COUNTY ROAD ORDERS 1746-1764, by Nathaniel Mason Pawlett, Faculty Research Historian and Tyler Jefferson Boyd, Research Assistant.http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/93-r17.pdf

1757 Nov 1 John Wm a John Jr road order in Lunenburg Co Va marked

(1757 Nov 1 – John Goin, William Goin and John Goin Jr, along with William Gladden on road order in Lunenburg Co Va)

William Goen was a witness to the will of Henry Childers in 1760, according to “Lunenburg County, Virginia Wills, 1746-1765.”

1760 Oct 21 (will written), 1761 March 3 (will proven up in court) – William Goen was a witness to the will of Henry Childers in 1760, according to “Lunenburg County, Virginia Wills, 1746-1765
Those named in will: Wife – Mary – gives wife plantation he now lives on during her natural life, 200 acres. Bounded by Farmer’s line, Paul Carrington.
Children named: John Childers, Lucresha Childers, Phebia Childers, Anne Childers, Henry Childers, Thomas Childers, Millicent Childers, Mary Childers, Godfrey Childers, Sarah Childers, and David Childers.
Executor: Paul Carrington.
Witnesses: William Goen, Thomas Rutledge, William Mullings (Mullens)
Proved up in court for Henry Childress on March 3, 1761 exhibited in court by Paul Carrington the executor named.
Mixed probate records, Vols. 1-3 1746-1791. Vol 1, p. 328. Lunenburg Co, Va
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89P6-TWRJ?i=190&cat=415930

1760 December Court – Robinson v William, Jr bk 6, p 212. Lunenburg Co, Va.
William Robinson, Plaintiff against William Gowen Jr defendant, In trespass assault and Battery
For reason appearing to the Court ths suit is ordered to be dismissed.
Lunenburg County, Va – Order books, 1759-1762
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-T9J7-Q?i=257&cat=398428

1761 March Ct – William Gowen v Stephen Mallett Jr, Dismd – Bk 6, p 223. Lunenburg Co, Va.
The petition of William Gowen against Stephen Mallet Jr for a debt therein said to be due, for reason appearing it is ordered to be dismissed.
https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007898598?i=269&cat=398428

The following records show John Going and Mary Keith GOING deeding part of their 400 acres to their two sons.

1761 June 10 deed date – John Going Sr and Mary Going to William Going, Deed bk 6, p 378-379. Lunenburg Co, Va
 John Going Sr and Mary his wife of the County of Lunenburgh … we the said John Going and Mary his wife for and in consideration of the natural affection and love which we have and bear unto our well beloved son William Going of the County aforesaid, as also for divers other causes and considerations we hereunto … confirm unto the sd William Going a certain divident or parcel of land situate lying and being in the County aforesaid containing 100 acres … being part of 400 acres of land that was granted by patent to the aforesd John Going Sr bearing date the 14th of February 1761 … the aforesaid hundred acres lying on both of the branch called the Great Branch and the land that the aforesaid William Going now lives on, and bounded as followeth, to wit, beginning at a hickory a corner of John Ruffin’s, standing on a hill on the West side of the Great Branch thency by a line of non marked trees, north 87 degrees East 54 poles, over the said Great Branch to a small branch, thence up the sd small branch as it meanders bearing Northeasterly 46 poles thence north 44 degrees, 30 East 42 poles to Pointers and thence North 84 degrees: 30 East 28 poles to pointers thence North 5 degrees: 30 West 66 poles to pointers thence North 87 degrees 45 West, 70 poles to Pointers thence North 79 degrees West 50 poles to the Great Branch thence up the Great Branch as it meanders 10 poles to Pointers thence North 60 degrees; 45 West 52 poles, to a White Oak and pine pointers standing on Ruffin’s line thence South 16 degrees 30 West 42 poles to a Corner on Ruffin’s line thence South 19 degrees 30 West 56 poles to a corner pine of the Sd Ruffin’s thence South 13 degrees East 57 poles to the first Station … Signed: John Going, Mary Going. Wits: Richard Brown, Sarah Going, Susey Hubbard. … Proved up in court on July 7, 1761. Deed bk v. 6, pg. 378. Lunenburg County, Va.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL6-49FM-N?i=510&cat=372284

(John Going Sr and Mary Going to William Going, “for the natural love which we have for our son” – land is where William Going already lives, and adjacent to John Ruffin.  Witnessed by Sarah Brown, and Susy Hubbard ).

1761 July Court – John Gowing to William Gowing bk 7, p 71
An indenture proposing a deed of gift between John Gowing Sen. of the one part, and William Gowin of the other part an acknowldged by the said John Gowen and the same on ordered to be returned.
Lunenburg County, Va – Order books, 1759-1762
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-T92Q-F?i=430&cat=398428

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.

NOTE: That “Elizabeth Going” does not witness William Going’s deed, but does witness John Going’s deed. This is likely William Going’s first wife, Elizabeth.

1761 June 10 deed date … John Going Sr and Mary his wife of the County of Lunenburg … we the said John Going and Mary his wife for and in the consideration of the natural affection and love which we have and bear unto our well beloved son John Going Jr of the County aforesaid, as also for diverse other causes and consideration we hereunto … confirm unto the said John Going Jr a certain divident or parcel of land sitate lying and being in the County aforesaid containing 100 acres more or less … being part of 400 acres of land that was granted by to the aforesd John Going Sr bearen date the 14th day of February 1761 …. lying on both sides of the branch called the Great Branch and the land that the aforesaid John Going Jr now lives on and bounded as followeth to wit, begining at a corner Popler standing on Ruffin’s line where it crosses a small branch thence down the sd branch as it meanders bearing South Easterly seventy poles to the mouth where the sd small branch enters the aforesd Great Branch thence up the sd Great Branch as it meanders bearing Northeasterly seventy seven poles to the mouth of a small branch thence up the said branch as it meanders, bearing still Northeasterly forty nine poles to an Ash standing on the West side of the said Branch thence by a line of non marked trees bearing South eighty three degrees east sixty one poles to Pointers on an old line thence along the said Old Line North two degrees East seventy two poles to Pointers thence North eighty four degrees West one hundred and forty eight poles to a Pine thence South nineteen degrees thirty minutes West one hundred and three poles to the first station… Signed: John Going, Mary Going. Wit: Richard Brown, Sarah Going, Elizabeth Going. Proved up on July 7, 1761. Lunenburg County, Virginia. Deed bk v. 6, p. 379-380.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL6-49FM-N?i=510&cat=372284

(John Going Sr and Mary Going to John Going Jr, “for the natural love which we have for our son”.   Land where John Going Jr now lives, bounded by Ruffin.  Witnessed by Sarah Going, and Elizabeth Going)

1761 July Court – John Gowing Sr to John Gowing Jr bk 7, p 71
An indenture proposing a deed of gift between John Going Sr of the one part and John Gowing Jr of the other part an acknowledge by the said Gowing, and the same are orderd to be returned.
Lunenburg County, Va – Order books, 1759-1762
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-T92Q-F?i=430&cat=398428

The “Great Branch” referred to is the Great Branch of Allen’s Creek.

The above deeds show that both William Going and John Going, Jr. were living in their own homes, and probably married.

On December 1, 1761, John Going and Mary Going sold the remaining 200 acres of their patent.

1761 Dec 1 – John Goin to William Sandifur, Deed bk 7, p 151. Lunenburg Co, Va … between John Goin of the County of Lunenburg of the one part and William Sandifer of the same County of the other part … John Going for and in consideration of the sum of hundred pounds current money … paid by the said William Sandifur … confirm unto the said William Sandifer … one certain tract of land lying and being in the County of Lunenburg on both sides of the Long Branch containing by estimation 200 acres be it the same more or less and bounded … at a corner Hickory in William Hill’s line thence along his line North 38 degrees West twenty nine poles to a white oak thence North 51 degrees West ninety eight poles to a Hickory thence South sixty eight degrees West one hundred and thirty eight poles to a red oak thence North twenty degrees East eighty two poles to a hickory in William Going’s line thence round the various corners of the said William Goins to his corner white oak on the West or upper side of the Long Branch thence to John Goin Jrs corner on a small branch on the same side of the said Long Branch thence along the various corners of the sd John Goin Jr to John Ruffin’s line thence along the said Ruffin line to the first station … Signed: John Goin. Wit: Thomas Norell, John Tarver (or maybe Turner), Samuel Young, Benjamin Burton…. 1761 Dec 1 – and Mary the wife of the said John Gowing, she being first privetly convened according to law Relinquished her Right of Dower .. to the land and premises conveyed by the said Indenture … Lunenburg County Va Deed Bk v. 7, p. 151. Lunenburg Co, Va.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4L-8S4J?i=85&cat=372284

1761 Dec Court – John Gowen to William Sandefur bk 7 183
An indenture between John Gowin of the one part and William Sandifur of the other part with a memorandum of livery of sizen theron in and was had by the oath of two of the witnesses …and the same is ordered to be certify’d and Mary the of the said John, she being first party examined according to law. Relinquished her right of dower in and to the land … conveyed by the said indenture… which are ordered to be recorded. Lunenburg County, Va – Order books, 1759-1762
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-T9K4-6?i=542&cat=398428

(John Going Sr to William Sandifur in Lunenburg Co, Va – 200 acres.  Land bounded by William Going, John Going Jr, John Ruffin, and William Hill – future neighbor of William Goyne and Drury Goyen when they move to Fairfield Co, SC).

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

1762 Feb Court – John Gowen to William Gowen bk 7, p 203
An Indenture of Feofement between John Gowen of the one part and William Gowin of the other part, with a memorandum of Livery of sizen thereon. Indorsed was further proved by the oath of one of the witnesses that subscribed and ordered to be recorded.
Lunenburg County, Va – Order books, 1759-1762
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-T9K7-3?i=561&cat=398428

William bought the 100 acres deeded to his brother, JOHN JR, by their parents for 40 pounds, and sold it in the following transaction.  On December 30, 1761 William Goyne sells 100 acres of land in Lunenburg Co, Va to a William Hatchell.

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

1762 February Court – William Gowen to William Hatchell bk 7, p 203
An Indenture of Bargain of sale between William Gowing of the one part and William Hatchell of the other part, with a receipt therein indorsed … proved by the oaths of three of the witnesses … to be recorded.  Lunenburg County, Va – Order books, 1759-1762
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-T9K7-3?i=561&cat=398428

(William Goin to William Hatchel 100 acres bounded by John Goin, John Ruffin.  Witnessed by William Sandefur, Peter Sandefur, Samuel Young, and William Roffe).

On March 14, 1768, William Hatsel sold the land he had purchased from William Going .

William Hatsel of Mecklenburg County to Martin Phillips of Mecklenburg County for 50 pounds, a certain tract of land in Mecklenburg on both sides of the Long (Great) Branch that makes out of Allen’s Creek, bounded by John Going, new lines, John Ruffin, about 100 acres. Signed: William Hatsel. Witness: none. The deed was acknowledged by William Hatsel and Christiana Hatsel, his wife. Recorded in Deed Book 1, p. 547. Mecklenburg County, Virginia Deeds, 1765-1771, 1990.

1762 February Court – William Black v William Gowing and John Gowing bk 7, p 210
William Black against William Gowing and John Gowing – One Petition
The said Defendants not appearing altho duly summoned. … Considered by the court that the said petition —against the said defendants. Within the sum of two pounds nine shillings and one penny current money together with all his costs by him …
But as to the other Defendant John, the sherif having made retain that he is an inhabitant of the county, therefore it also as to him.
Lunenburg County, Va – Order books, 1759-1762
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1762 March Court – Robert Cunningham v John Gowen Jr bk 7, p 225
This day came the said complaint by his attorney and the said Defendant … solemnly called was not here makes default, and came also John Potter a garnishee of the said defendant and with that he hath estate and effects in his hand of the Defendent sufficient to satisfy the said complainants demand whereupon … appearing to be just by his own oath for the sum of two pounds seven shillings and eleven pence current money.
Lunenburg County, Va – Order books, 1759-1762
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1762 April Ct John Clarke v John Gowin Jr charge of assault and battery is dismissed with costs to Pltf in Lunenburg Co Va. Lunenburg County Court Order Book v8 p 2.
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1762: 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.

1762 July 6 William Going of Orange County, North Carolina to Francis Norvell of Lunenburg County, Virginia, 45 pounds, 100 acres, Lunenburg County, Great Branch of Allen’s Creek, adjacent Wm Sandefur. Signed: William [W] Going.  Recorded: 6 July 1762. Deed Bk. 7, pp. 302-04. [June Banks Evans, “Lunenburg County, Virginia, Deed Book 7, 1760-1761, Bryn Ffyliaid Publishers, NO, La., 1990]

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

1762 July Ct indenture memorandum fr William Gowing to Francis Nowell in Lunenburg Co Va.
Lunenburg County Court Order Book v8 p57
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Even though John Going Sr and his sons William Going and John Going Jr had moved to Orange County, NC, they still had lawsuits they had to deal with in nearby Lunenburg County, Virginia over the next 9 years as shown in the following cases.

1762 Dec 8 – Michael Milton complaint against William Gowin Defendant bk 8, p 154
On an attachment against Defendant’s estate
Judgment against Thomas Nowell garnishee for thirty …
Milton v Gowen bk 8, p 154
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1764 July 13 – Field Farrar, Complainant against William Gowin, Defendant} Upon an Attachment
This day came the Plaintiff by his attorney and the attachment being levied in the hands of Thomas Norrell the said Defendant was solemnly called but came not. Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendant two pounds four shillings and eight pence farthing current money and his costs by him in this behalf expended and the said garnisher being sworn and examined it is considered by the Court that he was security for Francis Norrel to the Defendant for the sum of 28 pounds 4 shillings current money, wherupon it is ordered that the said Garnishee do pay to the Plaintiff the full of his judgment aforesaid.
Order Book 10. p. 114 Lunenburg Co, Va.
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1764 July 13 – David Garland, Complainant against William Gowen, Defendant} Upon an Attachment
The same judgment as last for current money and also the same order against same Garnishee as last subject to the said last judgment
Order Book 10. p. 114 Lunenburg Co, Va.
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1764 July 13 – Stephen Hatchell, Complainant against William Gowen, Defendant} Upon an Attachment
The same judgment as last for 18 pounds current money to be discharged by the payment of nine pounds current money with interest thereon from the twenty fifth day of December 1762 til payment and the same order as last against the same Garnishee subject to Farrar’s and Garlands Attachments against the said Defendant.
Order Book 10. p. 114 Lunenburg Co, Va.
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1765 Apr 11 – John Going, Plaintiff against Francis and Thomas Norrells, Defendants} In Debt
The Plaintiff no appearing to give security for the costs in this suit (he not being an Inhabitant of this Colony) On the motion of the Defendants by their attorney it is ordered to be dismissed at the Plaintiff’s costs. Order book 11, p 40 1763-1766. Lunenburg County, Va.
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1767 July 11 – Thomas Erskine, Plaintiff against William Gowen, Defendant} In Case.
This day came the Plaintiff by his attorney and thereupon came a jury, towit, Richard Burks etc who being elected and sworn well and truly to enquire of damages in this suit upon their oath do say that the Plaintiff hath sustained damages by occasion of the Defendants nonperformance of the assumption in the Declaration specified to seven pounds five shillings and his costs, therefore it is considered by the Court that the plaintiff recover against the Defendant and Arthur Herring who was teturned security for his appearance his damages … in form aforesaid assessed and his costs by him in this behalf expended … Book 12: 1766-69, p 89. Lunenburg Co, Va
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1769 April 14 – Joseph Gill, Complainant against William Gowen and John Gowen, Defendants} Upon an attachment.
This day came the Plaintif by his attorney and the attachment being returned executed in the hands of Thomas Norrel — the said Norrell came into Court and being sworn and examined saith that he became security for Francis Norrell to the Defendant for 28 pounds, 4 shillings current money which matter was negotiated with John Going Senior who was Intrusted by the Defendant to take a bond for the same which bond was part made payable to the said John Gowen Senior and the said Gowen being asked the reason of it declared that as his son the Defendant owed many debts here, he chose to take it so to prevent its being attached, which appeared to this Garnishee that the bond was taken in that manner to defraud the Defendants creditors, and the Defendant being solemnly called came not. Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said Defendants 2 pounds current money and his costs by him in this behalf expended. Whereupon it is ordered that the said Garnishee after satisfying the several attachments levied in his hands before the Plaintiffs do pay the remainder of the Money in his hand, to the Plaintif or so much therof as will satisfy his judgment aforesaid.
Book 12: 1766-69, p 209. Lunenburg Co, Va.
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1771 March 11 – James Norrell, Complainant against William Gowan, Defendant} Upon an attachment
For reasons appearing to the Court this suit is Ordered to be dismissed.
Book 13, p. 106 : 1769-77, Lunenburg Co, Va
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ORANGE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA:

In September 1753, Alexander ‘Going’, youngest son of William and Catherne [—] ‘Going’ of Stafford County, Virginia, first appeared in the records of Orange County, North Carolina.

“September 1753, Court of Orange County, Deed of gift from James Muse Sr. to James Muse Jr. for negroes, hogs, horses, cattle, beds & furniture, etc.

Witness: Alexander Going, Folio 11, p. 21. [Ruth Herndon Shields, “Orange County, North Carolina Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions of September 1752 – August 1766, Southern Historical Press, 1991]”

While Alexander ‘Going’ had acquired land in Orange County prior to the dates on the following deeds, these deeds give the location of his land.

“January 14, 1758, surveyed, Abstract No. 3904. Grant Book Page No. 407.

July 25, 1760, Alexander Gowing, 248 acres in Orange County in the Parish of St. Matthews on the north side of Dan River, joining Mayoes line and the courses of the said river. Original Record: /signature/. Witnesses: W. Churton, Henry Cool (?). Examined by: Tho. Jones and W. Churton. Sworn Chain Carrier: Moses Hollis, Enoch Robinson. Sher’d Haywood D Survey, Patent Book 14. [Margaret M. Hofman, “The Granville District of North Carolina, 1748-1763, Abstracts of Land Grants,” Vol. II, 1987]

July 15, 1760, Abstract No. 3897, Grant Book Page No. 405. Lord Granville to Alexander Going, 600 acres in Orange County in the Parish of St. Matthews on both sides of Hogan’s Creek. Original Record: /signature/ Wits: Jas. Watson, Willm Nunn. Examined by Tho Jones and Richd Vigers. Surveyed February 10, 1757. Sworn Chain Carrier: Wm Armstrong, Notley Holis. Sher’d Haywood, Deputy Surveyor. Patent Bk. 14. [Ibid]”  

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.

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

1762 July Ct indenture memorandum fr William Gowing to Francis Nowell in Lunenburg Co Va.
Lunenburg County Court Order Book v8 p57
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December 11, 1762-63, John Going Sr, obtains 700 acres in Orange County, NC.  His younger brother Alexander Going has been in Orange County, NC since 1753.  In the transaction for 700 acres, it is noted that William Going is the chain carrier for John Going Sr.  The land is on Moon Creek.  William Gladin (Gladden) appears to contribute 505 acres to this tract in June 11, 1763.

1762 Dec 11 John Going 700 acres Orange Co

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In 1760, William Gladden received 623 acres of land on Moon Creek in Orange County, NC.

1760 William Gladden recvs 623 acres in Orange Co NC w Alexander Going chain carrier

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In November 1763, William Going and Alexander Going  were sued in the same Orange County, North Carolina Court. William’s case is filed in Debt Folio 116 and Alexander’s in Case Folio 123. [Ruth Herndon Shields, op cit]

1763 Nov 3 – George Lumpkin v William Going – Debt: Minute Book 1762-1766, pg 116. Orange County, NC
This day came the Plaintiff by his attorney and the Defendant being called and failing to appear it is the opinion of the Court that the Plaintiff have judgment against the Defendant for his debt, specifyed in specialty and his costs by him in that behalf expended. Judgment 2.1.1. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4K-KS9Z-X?i=523&cat=474816

1764 May Ct – Thomas Moore v John Going – Case – Minute Book 1762-1766, pg 185. Orange Co, NC.
This day came the Plaintiff by his attorney whereupon came also a jury to with … who being elected tryed and sworn well and truly to enquire of damages upon their oath do say that the Defendant is guilty in manner and form as the Plaintiff against him hath declared and do assess his damages to six pounds five shillings proclamation money. Therefor it is the opinion of the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the Defendant his damages aforesaid in form aforesaid and his costs by him in that behalf expended.
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Even though the deed books are missing, the Court Order Books in Orange County, NC show that William Gladden conveyed half of his 622 acre grant to William Going in the 1760s.

On May 15, 1764, William Going recorded his deed for 311 ½ acres in Orange County, North Carolina from William Gladden. [Eve B. Weeks, “Register of Orange County, North Carolina Deeds, 1752-1768,” & 1793, Heritage Papers, 1984] William Gladden conveys the full 623 acres of his tract to William Gowen and to Alexander Going.  Gladden conveys 311 and 1/2 acres of land to William Gowen recorded in 1764, and then Gladden conveys to Alexander Going 311 and 1/2 acres of land that is recorded in 1765. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77T2-V8GM?mode=g&i=14&owc=collection%2F1867501%2Fwaypoints&wc=32L6-DP6%3A169812501%2C169935701%3Fcc%3D1867501&cc=1867501

1764 May William Gladen sells 311 and a half acres to William Gowen in Orange Co NC deeds registry

1765 Aug 13 – Deed: proof 311 ½ acres, Aug 1765, Orange, North Carolina, USA.   Alexander Going 311 ½ acres from William Gladen proved by Moses Hollis – Aug Court 1765 p. 120. Orange, NC.  1765 Aug 13 – Page 42; Aug. 13 1765; William Golden to ALEXANDER GOING, 311 ½ acres; Deed of sale, witness Moses Hollis; Register of Orange County, North Carolina Deeds 1752-1768 & 1793; By Eve B. Weeks. Orange Co, NC

Caswell County, North Carolina has deeds that refer to William Gladden’s sale of his 622 acres of land to William Goyne and Alexander Going. He conveys half (311 and 1/2 acres) to William Gowing, and half (311 and 1/2 acres) to Alexander Going. See:

1775 Nov 25 (prior sale date 1762 Apr 7)- John Dismukes to Samuel Paul. Orange Co, NC
… between John Dismukes of Orange Co, NC of the one part, and Samuel Paul of the said County and Provence of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 100 pounds … paid by the said Samuel Paul … confirm unto the saud Samuel Paul one tract or parcel of land containing 311 and 1/2 acres of land in the County of Provence afsd on both sides Moons Creek, it being part of a larger tract granted unto William Gladen the 7th day of June 1761 and the same part which the said Gladen sold unto the said Alexander Going the 7th day of Apr 1762 as by the said Gladens deed to the said Going doth appear
Signed: John Dismukes
Wit: Samuel Haynie, Obadiah Holloway, James Stringer, Ephraim Dismukes
Deed bk A, p 38. Caswell Co, NC
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1779 Mar 22 (prior sale date undated – date not mentioned) – Deed: 311 acres on Moons Creek, 22 Mar 1779, Caswell, North Carolina, USA. 22 Mar 1779 James Roberts of Pittsylvania, Va. to John Ingrim of NC for L100 sold tract of 311 acres on both sides Moone Creek in Caswell Co., NC., being part of a tract of 622 acres of John Earl Granville deed to William Glading, who had sold to William Gowing, and by Gowing to John Wood, and by Wood to James Roberts and by Roberts to John Ingrim.
Deed bk A, p. 116. Caswell Co, NC.
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1764 William Gladden sells 311 and a half acres to William Going in Orange Co NC 1765 William Gladden sells 311 and a half acres to Alexander Going in Orange Co NC

1779 roberts to ingram land that was william goings from gladen 311 acres

Other deeds in Caswell Co, NC that show chain of title in the deeds that mention Gladden and Going family members include the following:

1779 Sept 18 (prior sale on 1762 April 7) – Deed: 311 acres on Moons Creek, 18 Sep 1779, Caswell, North Carolina, USA. 18 Sep 1779 Samuel Paul of Caswell Co, NC sold to William Leek of Caswell Co for L300 230 acres on both sides of Moon Creek part of larger track granted to William Gladdin 7 Jun 1761 and the part which Gladden sold to Alexander Gowen on 7 Apr 1762.
Deed Bk A, p 279. Caswell Co, NC.
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1790 Mar 22 – (prior sale date 1762 April 7) – Deed: 311 acres on Moons Creek, 22 Mar 1790, Caswell, North Carolina, USA. 22 Mar 1790 William Leek of Caswell NC sold to Charlton Ingram of Caswell for L300 230 acres on both sides of Moons Creek being part of a larger tract granted to William Gladden on 7 Jun 1761 which Gladden sold to Alexander Gowen on 7 Apr 1762.
Deed Bk G, p 94. Caswell Co, NC
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1764 Aug Ct – p 232 – Alexander Going v. William Going – petition. Minute Book 1762-1766, pg 232. Orange Co, NC.
On Petition of Alexander Going Plaintiff against William Going Defendant for 2 pounds 3 shillings proclamation money said to be due upon account… the same day came the Plaintiff by his attorney and the Defendant failing to appear ..
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John Going appears in Orange County in May 1765 Court Records. [Folio 383] [Shields, op cit. (This may be John Going Jr or Sr here).

The following record indicates that Alexander ‘Going’ Jr. had reached the age of majority. Thus, he was born prior to 1745.

“May 13, 1766, Grantor: Alexander Going; Grantee: Roger Adkinson, 248 acres. Witness: Alexr Going. [Weeks, “Register of Deeds, Orange County, North Carolina,” op cit]

The following record identifies two ‘Goings’ who likely were the sons of Alexander ‘Going’ Sr.

The 1771 Pay Roll of “Capt Nathaniel Hart’s Company of the Orange County Regiment of Militia that were in the late expedition against the Insurgents of this Province.”
Name No. Days
Daniel Gwin 73
Hugh Gwin 73

[Walter Clark, “The Colonial Records of North Carolina,” Vol. 17, p. 416)

The 1773 Petition for the Partition of the Northern Part of Orange County, North Carolina includes the following signers:

Alexr Gowen
John Gowen [Jr]
Daniel Gowen
Emos Gowen
Alexr Gowen Senr
(William L. Saunders, “The Colonial Records of North Carolina, Vol. 9, 1771-1775,” 1890, p. 809]

In the above petition, Alexr Senr probably was the father of Alexr [Jr], and Daniel. Most likely, John [Jr] and Emos (Amos) were the sons of John and Mary [Keith] ‘Going’ of Lunenburg/Mecklenburg County, Virginia.

William ‘Going’, son of John and Mary [Keith] ‘Going’ of Lunenburg / Mecklenburg Couny, Virginia, did not sign the 1773 petition. Evidently, they had moved from that area of Orange County, North Carolina prior to the date of the petition.

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA:

Some time between 1765 – 1767 William Goyne moves from Orange County, NC, to the Craven District, South Carolina – in what will be Fairfield County, SC on the border of Chester County, SC – on Wateree Creek.   He receives a 300 acre grant.

1767 Jan 15 – William Going survey of 300 acres of land on the N prong of the Wateree Creek, bounding S on Rick Tidwell’s land, SC Land Trans –
Pursuant to a precept … dated the 6th of January 1767, I have laid out unto William Going a plantation or tract of land containing 300 acres situate on the N prong of Wateree Creek: Butting and bounding S on Richard Tidwell’s land, W part on lands laid out and part vacant, to the N on vacant, to the E on lands supposed to be laid out: And hath such shape form and marks as the above plat represents. Certified for the 16th January 1767 … Craven Co – Wateree Creek. 1767 Jan 15: GOING, WILLIAM, PLAT FOR 300 ACRES ON WATEREE CREEK.
Series: S213184 Volume: 0009 Page: 00095 Item: 01 Names indexed: CANTEY, JOSEPH; GOING, WILLIAM; TIDWELL, RICHARD; TROUP, JOHN. Locations: WATEREE CREEK Document type: PLAT. South Carolina.
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(Plat#) S213184000900095 Colonial Plat Books (copy series) 8 Bit Gray 300 dpi Scanned by Judith Smith

1770 Nov 25 – William Going deed for 150 acres to William Gladden, Deed bk G, p 35. Fairfield County, SC
… between William Going and Elizabeth his wife of the Parish of St Marks in the Province of South Carolina of the one part and William Gladden of the Parish of St Marks in the Province afad of the other part … by a certain grant bearing date the 27 day of Feb 1769 … grant unto William Goen afsd a plantation or tract of land containing 300 acres … on a branch of the Wateree Creek in the Parish of Saint Marks bounded … as appears by a platt thereof to the said grant annexed … in consideration of the sum of 150 pounds …. confirm unto the said William Gladden … land containing 150 acres … the upper part … of the afore mentioned tract of 300 acres divided from the lower end thereof by a line mutually agreed upon by the sd parties and marked by a large stone across to two pines …
Signed: William Goen
Wit: John Smith, John Smith Jr
Recorded March 1, 1792.
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1770 Fairfield Co SC William Going and wife to William Gladden 01

1770 Fairfield Co SC William Going and wife to William Gladden 01

1770 Fairfield Co SC William Going and wife to William Gladden 02

1770 Fairfield Co SC William Going and wife to William Gladden 02

1770 Fairfield Co SC William Going and wife to William Gladden 03

1770 Fairfield Co SC William Going and wife to William Gladden 03

1770 Fairfield Co SC William Going and wife to William Gladden 04

1770 Fairfield Co SC William Going and wife to William Gladden 04

1771 Nov 5 – “Drury Gowens” is listed as living in Craven County, South Carolina.  This is mentioned in a land plat survey done for William Long, (or Lang), “bounding South on John Morris land and Gladden’s land, West on William Hill, and East on Drury Gowen’s land” Craven Co., Wateree Cr., SC. 1771 Nov 5 – Land Plat Survey done for William Long/Lang bounding South on John Morris land and Gladden’s land, West on William Hills, and East on Drury Gowen’s land; On the North of the Wateree Creek; Map shows this to be just south of the Broad River – and north of Wateree Creek: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/maps/camden-aug-16-1780
Likely in Fairfield Co, SC in future.  1771 Nov 26: LANG, WILLIAM, PLAT FOR 200 ACRES ON WATEREE CREEK.  Series: S213184 Volume: 0016 Page: 00282 Item: 02.  Names indexed:  BREMAR, JOHN; GLADDEN; GLASCOCK, WILLIAM; GOWEN, DRURYHILL, WILLIAM; LANG, WILLIAM; MORIS, JOHN. Document type: PLAT Locations: CRAVEN COUNTY; WATEREE CREEK, South Carolina. https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/
1771 Survey on Wateree Creek showing William Lang land next to Drury Gowen land(November 5, 1771 survey showing Drury Gowens adjacent to William Lang (Long), John Moris (Morris), Gladden, and William Hill).

1772 June 8 – Thomas Shirley Plat For 500 Acres In Craven County adj to William Gouin
South Carolina. Pursuant to a precept from John Bremar Esqr Depty Survr Genl. dated 21 day of May 1772 I have admeasured and laid out unto Thomas Shirley Esqr a tract of land containing 500 acres situate in Craven County, St Marks Parish on the branches of Wateree Creek bounding West and Southwest on lands belonging to William Glading & William Gouin, South & Southeast on lands belonging to Gervis Dorothy and Richard Tidwell Sr & Jr on all other sides on land vacant and hath such shape for & marks as the above plat represents. Surveyed this 8th day June 1772.
William Downes, DS.
Series: S213184 Volume: 0019 Page: 00427 Item: 002
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1772 Dec 4: THOMAS SHIRLEY, MEMORIAL FOR FOUR TRACTS IN CRAVEN COUNTY, THREE FOR 500 ACRES EACH AND ONE FOR 650 ACRES.
Names indexed: DOROTHY, GERVIS; WILLIAM GLADING; WILLIAM GOUIN; HATLEY, ROGER PETER HANDYSYDE; MILLER, CAPT.; ROBERT; SHIRLEY, THOMAS; SMITH, THOMAS LOUGHTON; TIDWELL, RICHARD JR.; TIDWELL, RICHARD SR.
Locations: BROAD RIVER; CRAVEN COUNTY; ISLAND CREEK; NORTH PACOLET RIVER; PACOLET RIVER; ROBERTS BRANCH; ST. MARKS PARISH; WATEREE CREEK, SC
Series: S111001 Volume: 0012 Page: 00023 Item: 001
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1774 Oct 3 – William Going deed for 150 acres to Jasper Rogers. Deed bk 5B, p 567. Charleston Deed Records. Fairfield Co, SC
(Lease) … between William Going of Craven County in the Province of South Carolina of the one part and Jasper Rodgers of the County and Province afsd of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 10 shillings …. sell unto the said Jasper Rodgers a Plantation or tract of land containing 150 acres it being the SE end of a 300 acre tract granted to the said William Going seperated from the other half of said tract by a line run from one side to the other called the mutual line lying in Craven County bounded to the S by Richard Tidwell’s to the W and N by vacant land and to the E by land laid out …
Signed: William Going
Wit: Benjamin Cook, John Turner.
1774 Oct 4 – (Release) … between William Going … and Jasper Rodgers … whereas in and by a certain grant bearing date the 27 day of Sept 1769 … grant unto William Going a plantation … containing 300 acres in Craven County bounded to the S by Richard Tidwell’s land the W and N by vacant land the E by land laid out and hath such shapes and marks as appear by a platt thereof to the said grant annexed … the said William Going and Elizabeth his wife for and in consideration of the sum of 500 pounds … confirm unto the said Jasper Rodgers … one half of the abovementioned tract to contain 150 acres it being the SE end of the original grant joining Tidwell seperated from the other half of said grant by a line run from the one side to the other called the Mutual line …
Signed: William Going, Elizabeth Going
Wit: Benjamin Cook, John Turner
Proved up on Dec 6, 1779
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On 1775 March 18, William Long files his memorial for 200 acres on Wateree Creek – adjacent to Drury Gowen, William Gloden (Gladden), William Hill, William Long, and John Morris on Wateree Cr., Craven Co, SC
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

TRYON COUNTY and RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA:

Following is the first sighting of the name of William ‘Going name in Tryon/Rutherford County, North Carolina records:

On 1773 Jan 19, William Gowing receives 150 acrs both sides of Wards Creek of First Broad River. Tryon Co, NC

1773 William Gowing 150 acres in Tryon County, NC 1775 William Gowing 150a land in Tryon Co NC

1773 Jan 19 – Order for surveyor to lay out unto … William Going a Plantation containing 150 acres of land in the County of Tryon on both sides of Bryars Creek of Broad River near above John Kirkconells land …
Frame 551 of 1423, S.108.1091 – Tryon county Land Grant Files 1187 – 1569, File No. 1355, William Gowing [Going]
https://nclandgrants.com/frame/?fdr=238&frm=551&mars=12.14.116.1351

1773 Jan 19 order for surveyor to lay out 150 acres to William Going in Tryon Co NC

1773 Jan 19 order for surveyor to lay out 150 acres to William Going in Tryon Co NC

1773 May 22, – William Going was a witness to a writ in the Court of Tryon County, North Carolina concerning land on Ward’s Creek, William Going – records gave his wife’s name as Hester. Tryon Co, NC.    It appears that William Goyne’s wife, Elizabeth may have passed away some time between 1769 and 1773.  William’s son Hardy Goyne was born around 1771, so it is possible that Elizabeth died due to complications in his birth.  Hester is first mentioned in Tryon County, NC around 1773.  It appears William Goyne married Hester in the time period of 1770-1773.

On May 22, 1773, “William Going” was a witness to a writ in the Court of Tryon County, North Carolina concerning land on Ward’s Creek, according to “Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Counties, 1769 – 1786,” Deed Books A and AD by Brent H. Holcomb.

1774 April 4 – Ordered by the Court that Richard Singleton, William Going, William Sheherd, William Stockton, Benjamin Hardin, Christopher Walkbert, William Lively, James Buchanan, Moses Moore, Benjamin Shaw, Ulrigh Carpenter, Benjamin Bracket, serve as jurors to lay out a road the nearest and best way from Benjamin Shaws place now belonging to John Alexanders to William Goings or so as to intersect the old road leading to King’s Mountain and that they be summoned by the sheriff appear before Joseph Harden Esqr on the first Tuesday in July next then and there to take the necessary steps to qualify them for this their charge.

Ordered by the Court that William Going serve as Overseer of the road leading from Benjamin Shaws place to King’s Mountain in that part between Nobaniness and Bussloe and he enter on his charge accordingly.
Court minutes of Tryon County, NC 1769-1779
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1774 July The King vs. Wm Going; recognizance; Philemon Bracket bound in £100 to prosecute; x; x.
Tryon County, North Carolina crown docket July 1769-April 1776. p. 31

1774 July The King vs. William Going; assault; true bill; John Lusk, John Stanford; not guilty p
defendt – principle bound in £20 security – subpeona for John Lusk for the pros.
Tryon County, North Carolina crown docket July 1769-April 1776. p. 32

On September 5, 1774, a plot of land was surveyed for William ‘Going’ on Ward’s Creek in Tryon/Rutherford County. Chain bearers were: William and John Brackett. This was an original land survey. This land was granted to William ‘Going’ on March 4, 1775. (“Bulletin of Genealogy Society of Old Tryon County, North Carolina,”Vol. XXVII, May 1989]

1774 Sept 5 – Surveyed for William Going 150 acres of land in Tryon County on both sides of Wards Creek of first Broad River joining the land he lives upon on the lower side beginning at a white oak on the west side of said creek running thence S 5, W 156 poles to a pine thence S 86, E 156 poles crossing the creek to a white oak thence No 4, E 156 poles to a black oak thence crossing the creek to the beginning … Chain Carriers on back: John & William Breachott
Frame 553 of 1423, S.108.1091 – Tryon county Land Grant Files 1187 – 1569, File No. 1355, William Gowing [Going]
https://nclandgrants.com/frame/?fdr=238&frm=551&mars=12.14.116.1351

1774 Sept 5 survey of 150 acres for William Going in Tryon Co NC

1774 Sept 5 survey of 150 acres for William Going in Tryon Co NC

1774 Sept 5 survey of 150 acres for William Going back side with chain carriers in Tryon Co NC

1774 Sept 5 survey of 150 acres for William Going back side with chain carriers in Tryon Co NC

1774 Oct The King vs. Wm Going; recognizance; x; Philemon Brackett bound in £100 to prosecute; x; x.
Tryon County, North Carolina crown docket July 1769-April 1776. p. 33

1774 Oct The King vs. Wm Going; assault; true bill; John Lusk, John Stanford; not guilty —principle bound in £20; plea withdrawn – submitted and fined /ld and cost – fees paid to A M A M.
Tryon County, North Carolina crown docket July 1769-April 1776. p. 34

1774 Oct 24 – William Going fr Moses Moore et ux – deed – bk 2, p 74. Lincoln Co, NC
… between Moses Moore of Tryon County in the Province of North Carolina, planter and his wife of the one part, and William Going of the same County of Tryon in the Province aforesaid, planter of the other part… said Moses Moore and his wife for and in conisderation of the sum of 26 pounds 14 shillings … paid by the said William Going … the sd Moses Moore and Esther his wife doth herby … confirm unto the said William Going … all that tract or parcel of land containing 150 acres lying and being in the County of Tryon in the Province aforesaid … on the West side of Wards Creek … heretofore granted to Robert Collinwood … patent … made and executed in due form of law by and from George Larkins Esqr, late Sheriff of Tryon County … at the suit of Benjamin Bracket against the chattles, lands and tenements of the said Robert Colinswood to the said Moses Moore dated 22nd of May 1773 … (Esther Moore is also spelled Hester Moore in this doc – goes back and forth)… Signed: Moses Moore. Wit: George Lampkin, Samuel Spencer. Tryon County, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898W-7H4Y?i=46&cat=77350

1774 Oct 24 – Moses Moore and wife to William Going a deed for 200 acres of land dated the 24th day of October 1774 proved by Samuel Spencer evidenced thereto ordered to be registered.
Court minutes of Tryon County, NC 1769-1779
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1775 Jan The King vs. William Going; Recognce.; x; Philemon Bracket bound in £100 to prosecute; x; Discharged.
Tryon County, North Carolina crown docket July 1769-April 1776. p. 37

“William Goings” appeared as “first chain bearer” in 1775 in survey records, according to “Tryon County, North Caro-lina Index to Land Surveys,” Files 1195 and 1368, by Miles S. Philbeck.  “William Goins” reppeared as “first chain bearer” in 1783, File 1830.

In February 1775, a true inventory of the estate of Alexander Going decd. was returned to the Court of Orange County, North Carolina. The inventory was signed by Sophia (x) Going, Administrator. [William Daub Bennett, “Orange County, North Carolina Records,” Vol. 13, 1758-1785, 1994, pp. 130, 135 & 136]

1775 Feb 28 – William Gowing – 150acr both sides of Wards Cr of First Broad River, Tyron Co, NC http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.116.1351&qid=82710&rn=24

On May 2, 1775, the Account of Sales of the Estate of Alexander Going deceased in Orange County, North Carolina, included the following names:

Alex Going
Daniel Going
John Going Jun
Sophia Going
[Bennett, op cit]

These estate records are reasonable proof that Sophia ‘Going’ was the widow of Alexander ‘Going’ Sr. widow, and Alex ‘Going’ was his son. Daniel ‘Going’ was likely another son. John Going Jun was likely the younger son of John Going and Mary [Keith] ‘Going’ of Lunenburg / Mecklenburg County, Virginia.

After the death of Alexander ‘Going’ Sr, members of this family group dispersed. Alexander ‘Going’ Jr. went to live near his first cousin William ‘Going’ in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Alexander ‘Going’ Jr later joined his brothers and cousins in Fairfield County, South Carolina. Daniel Going and his family moved to South Carolina.  It is reasonable to conclude that John ‘Going’ Jr and his family also moved to South Carolina, for several of his sons served in the Fairfield County, South Carolina militia in the Revolutionary War.

1775 Oct 4 – Ordered by the Court that William Davison serve as overseer of the Road in the room of William Going and that he enter on the Daily of his charge accordingly.
Court minutes of Tryon County, NC 1769-1779
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1778 April The State vs. Danl. Singleton; Recog.; x; Richd. Singleton prosecutor bound in £100;  Principle in £100, Wm. Going in 100; Discharged.
Tryon County, NC, State Docket. October 1777- January 1779. p. 44

1778 April 20 – Ordered that Thomas Whiteside serve as overseer of the Road leading from the forke of First Little Broad River to Kings Mountain in that part between Lankfords and Nobusiness, William Going from thence to Hardens Mill and Samuel Wallaces from thence to Carsons and that the enter on the duty of their charge accordingly.
Court minutes of Tryon County, NC 1769-1779
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1778 April 20 – Moses Winsley v. Thomas Campbell
Petty Jury: Nicholas Friday, William Going, Michael Hofstatler, Uel Lamkin, Frederick Rhodes, Laurence Kyger, Anthony Harman, Philip Cancelor, John Hofstatler, John Dillinger, Alexander Coulter, David Miller.
Jury impanneled and sworn assess the plaintiffs damage to 7.8 and 6 costs
Court minutes of Tryon County, NC 1769-1779
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1778 April 20 – Alexander Coulter v James Buchanan – case
Petty Jury: Nicholas Friday, William Going, Michael Hofstatler, Uel Lamkin, Frederick Rhodes, Laurence Kyger, Anthony Harman, Philip Cancelor, John Hofstatler, John Dillinger, Philipp Winnant, David Miller.
Jury impanneled and sworn assess the plaintiffs damage to one penny and six pence cost.
Court minutes of Tryon County, NC 1769-1779
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QHV-C3CW-M923-G?i=433&cat=327304

1778 July The State vs. William Going; Recog.; x; Principle in £100 – Wm. Munro 100; Christopher Walbert bound in £100 to Prosecute; x.
The State vs. Wm. Going & Wm. Brackett; Recog.; x; Principles in £250 each – Joseph
Good & Richd. Singleton 250 each; Jonathan Price in £250 to prosecute.
The State vs. Wm. Going; Petty Larceny; True Bill; Jonathan Price in £50 —Saml. Wallace in behalf of his wife Sarah Wallace 50; Princple in £300 – Phinehas Creyton & Wm. Henry each 150.
Tryon County, NC, State Docket. October 1777- January 1779. p. 45

1778 Oct The State vs. William Going; Petty Larceny – 17 recog.; True Bill; Jonathan Price in £50 Saml. Wallace in behalf of his wife Sarah Wallace 50; Not Guilty – Principal in £300 Phinehas Creyton & Wm. Henry each 150 – Motion in arrest of Judgt.; Verdict the Jury find the Deft. Guilty in manner & form as charged in the Indictmt.
The State vs.s James Cook; Recog.; x; Princ_l.bound £500 – Perregrinn Magness, Andw.
Milliken, John Huddleston 166.. l3..4; Wm. Going bound in £50 to give Evidence. Appeared & Discharged. To answer an assault committed on the body of Wm. Henry & be of Good behaviour to him.
The State vs. Wm. Going; Recog. paid; x; Princple in £250; Wm. Whitesides, Steven
Iangford 125 Each to appear at next April’Court; appear’d & Recog. Discharged.
The State vs. Wm. Going; Recog. paid; x; _Prir_1ciplein £500 – Uel Lamkin & John
Mackness 250 each. To be of good behaviour to 1118w1fe; Appeared & Recog. Discharged.
The State vs. Wm. Going; Recog. paid; x; Principle in £500 -‘Davd. Abernathy & Richd_
Singleton 250 each —To appear at next court 8; be of good behaviour towards the Subjects of this State; Appeared and Recog. Discharged.
Tryon County, NC, State Docket. October 1777- January 1779. p. 46

1778 Oct 19 – The State v William Going
Petty Jury: George Ewing, James Henderson, Samuel Biggerstaff, David Miller, William Patrick, Michael Hofstatler, Laurence Kyzer, Boston Best, John Gallespie, David Abernathy, James Patterson, James Beatey.
Jury Impanneled and sworn find the Defendant guilty in manner and for as charged in the bill of indictment. Motion in arrest of judgment.
Court minutes of Tryon County, NC 1769-1779
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1779 Wm Going charged and convicted by crown of petty larceny in Tryon Co NC
Tryon County, North Carolina crown docket July 1769-April 1776.
July ct 1778 p. 136, 137
Oct ct 1778 p. 138, 140,
April ct 1779 p. 142
https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE3657601

1779 April The State vs. Wm. Going; Petty Larceny —17 recog.; True Bill; Jonathan Price £50 – Saml. Wallace in behalf of his wife Sarah Wallace 50; Principle in £250 – Wm. Whitesides & Steven Lanlcford 125 Each; Verdt. in October Term That the Deft. is Guilty in manner and Form as charged in the Bill of Indictmt. Judt. arrested. Verdt. set aside. Deft. paying costs. Costs pd. A. N. Atty. pd.
Lincoln County, NC, State Docket. April 1779 – April 1780. p 47.

When Rutherford County, North Carolina was formed from land in Tryon County in 1779, the land of “William Going” appeared in the new county.  Tyron County was abolished in 1779.

Other records connected William Goyne with land on Ward’s Creek and First Broad River in the area that became Rutherford County.  They gave his wife’s name as Hester.  In 1779, Tryon County was abolished, and Lincoln and Rutherford Counties were created.  Three major Revolutionary War battle sites are located in this area.

William Goyne lived near the road running from near the home of William Goyne to Wynnesborough, South Carolina, county seat of Fairfield County where the other Orange County, North Carolina Gowen individuals lived.

South Carolina Rivers map in 1773 Marked 2

(Map of 1775 South Carolina marked with approximate locations of Goyen, Gowen, Going, Goyne, families, etc).

The following deeds/transations identify the third wife of William ‘Going’ in 1779 – it appears his wife Elizabeth, may have died:

1779 Aug 23 Wm Going and Hester his wife sell 200 acres to Samuel Stockton in Rutherford Co NC
Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965
Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 196 (p 108 on FamilySearch)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898Q-Q939?mode=g&i=107&cat=183242

On August 23, 1779 “William Going. planter and Hester, his wife of Rutherford County” conveyed 200 acres to Samuel Stockton, according to Rutherford County Deeed Book A, page 196 as reported in “Rutherford County, North Caro-lina Abstracts of Deeds, Volumes A-D” by John P. Green.

1779 – … The following were admitted to record and … to be registered to witt:

…. deed from Eastor Going to Samuell Stocton … (faded) hundred acres of land proved by the oath of … (faded)
Minutes 1779-1798, pg 2 – Rutherford County, NC
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99G8-B38T?i=7&cat=182527

Two months later on October 25, 1779 the Rutherford County Deed Book A, page 44 records, “Of American Independence the 3rd.  Samuel Stockton, planter and Prudence, his wife of Rutherford County convey 200 acres on Ward’s Creek to William Whiteside . . . . two tracts of land: the first, granted to Robert Collinwood by the sheriff for Moses Moore [Moor] in 1773 and by Collinwood to William Going on October 24, 1774; the second, patented to William Going on March 2, 1775.”

The following tax record shows Alexander ‘Going’ Jr living with or near his first cousin William ‘Going’ in Rutherford County, North Carolina:

The 1782 Rutherford County, North Carolina Tax List, Capt. Whitesides’ Company

Taxpayer Land Negroes Horses Cattle Assessment

William Going 350 a 02393 pds
Alexandere Going 001313 pds

[File No. LP 46.1, NC Archives; also Brent H. Holcomb, 1782 Tax List of Rutherford Co., NC, NPD]

In 1782, William Going is listed on a Tax List of Rutherford County, Capt. Whiteside’s Company, lists William Going as owning 350 acres of land and Alexander Going as owning no land. They were listed in consecutive order, probably indicating that they lived in the same or adjacent dwellings, according to “The 1782 Tax List of Rutherford County, North Carolina” by Brent H. Holcomb. Rutherford Co, NC

1782 – William Going in the North Carolina, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890
Name: William Going
State: NC
County: Rutherford County
Year: 1782
Database: NC Early Census Index
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=3566&h=17253454&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=kUu1357&_phstart=successSource

1782 – Alexander Going in the North Carolina, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890
Name: Alexander Going
State: NC
County: Rutherford County
Year: 1782
Database: NC Early Census Index
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“William Going, William Hall, William Lively, William Capshaw, Essex Capshaw, Gilliam Lively, John Price, Fredrick Price, William Lusk[?] and Edward Francis” in October 1782 “appeared on a charge of treason against the state,” according to “Rutherford County, North Carolina Abstracts of Minutes, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1779-1786.”  The judge ordered that their trials be “referred till next court.”  This was the period at the end of the Revolutionary War, and ill feelings ran high between the Whigs and the Tories.

1782 NC Rutherford Co – re: William Going as Tory:
On 11/24/07, Jeff Renner wrote: “Bob and Shiron, I found the following while tracking some Tory sources. Jeff” [Note:  Name “William Hall” highlighted by shb (along with a few others that caught my eye)–I am forwarding to a couple of former correspondents whose Hall ancestors had land in Pulaski County,Kentucky, near where Stephen Langford lived–‘have no indication this William connects to my William Halls–shb]:
William Going was one of 116 Rutherford County men who aligned with the Tories during the Revolutionary War. They served in the defeated army of Lt. Col. Patrick Ferguson in the Battle of Kings Mountain. Because of their action they were charged with treason by the Rutherford County Court, and their property was confiscated by the state. It is assumed that all of these men fled the state.
“In the battle 225 loyalists were killed, 163 were wounded and 715 were taken prisoner. As to patriots casualties, 28 were killed and 68 were wounded.
“The information below comes from “Morgan District, NC Superior Court of Law & Equity; Misc. Records, Book III” and is a transcription of court proceedings against suspected Tories.
“‘State of North Carolina }
Rutherford County }
“‘At a County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions began and held for said county on the Second Monday of July in the year of our lord one thousand Seven Hundred & Eighty two, before the Worshipfull William Gilbert, James Whithrow & Jonathan Hampton and Other Justices asigned & Duly Commd. With full Power and Authority and Jurisdiction to hold the Said Court and to hear try and determine all petit larceny, assault, Batteries, trespasses, breaches of the peace and Other Misdemeanors of What Kind So ever of an inferior nature and also duly Authorised and Impowered by an Act of Assembly in such case made & provided to hear try adjudge & Determine all Cases of Confiscated Property in the County aforesaid, The Jurors for the State on their Oath present & Say that
William Mills, William Going, Arthur Taylor, Moses Whitly, Freeman Jones, Thomas Townsend, Phelemon Hankins, Joseph McDaniel, Jeremiah McDaniel, John Hendrix, James Kelly, James Lemar, William Adams Sen, William Adams Jur, James Upton, Benjamin Adams, Benjamin Adams Junr, John Morgan, Moses Wright, William Henson Jur, Giles Williams, Essex Capshaw, John McDaniel, Joseph Clark, John Thomason, John Owins, Thomas George, William Thompson, Jeremiah Webb, John Walburt, Isaiah Blackwell, William Webb, John Webb, Thomas Camp, Micajah Proctor, John Camp, James Camp, John Camp Jur, David Morgan, William Nettle Jur, Alexander Coulter, Joseph Moore, William Morgan, Thomas Goodbread, John King, Elias Morgan Senr, James Cook Senr, John Goodbread, George Revis, William Duning, Phillip Goodbread Jur, Federick Jones, Isham Revis, John Davice, Neel Wilye, Ambros Mills, George Davice, George Davice Jur, Gideon Rucker, Stophen Walburt, James Chitwood Sen, Joseph Chitwood, Richard Chitwood, William Battle, James Capshaw, John Richardson, Stephen Langford, Joseph Lawrence, Joseph Underwood, Stephen Shelton, Andrew Poor, John Hutson, John Morris, William Hall, Shadrack Nettle, Tho. Whitesides, Elias Brock, Mark Powell, William Henry, Barna King, Giles Reynolds, Samuel Moore, Daniel Singleton, Jonas Bedford, Samuel Thompson, William Green, Isaac Cooper, Abel Langham, Benjamin Bigerstaff, Joseph Baily, Muphord Wilson, Caleb Taylor, Peter Dills, George Cox Jur, Edward Francis, Shadrack Avery, Arthur Owensby, George Cox, John Jones, Samuel Hendrix, John Cox & Joel Cox, David George, John Felts, Jesse Nettle, William Henson Sen, Brock Davice, James Patterson, William Shephard, Benjamin Moored, William Capshaw, Robert Taylor of Whiteoak, all late of the County of Rutherford, Planters, not reguarding the Duty of their Alle-gance to the said State & her laws or fearing the pains & penalties therein Contained on the first day of October in the year of Our lord One thousand Seven Hundred & Eighty with force & Arms in the County aforesaid Wickedly & treacherously entending and Designing as for as in them lay to Overturn the present free Government of this State & reduce the Inhabitants thereof Under the Power of the Army of Great Britain then & now at Open War with this State and the United States of America did then & there with force and Arms feloinously & treacherously Knowingly & Willfully did aid & assist the said King by Joining his Army Commanded by Major [Patrick] Ferguson and by bearing Arms in the Service of the said King Against the Good Government Peace and Dignity of this State; and the Jurors aforesaid on their Oath aforesaid do further Present & say that by their felony and treason by them respective in Manner & form aforesaid Committed have Severally forfeited their Goods & Chattels lands & tenements to the State according to a form of An Act of As-sembly in Such Case made & provided.
“‘A True Bill – William Porter, foreman. A true Copy of the Inquisition found by the Grand Jury – Certified by me, Felix Walker C.C.’”  –shb 24 Nov 2007
POST ABOUT TORY STEPHEN LANGFORD (WITHOUT IDENTIFYING WHICH ONE).  As posted athttp://homepages.rootsweb.com/~cmddlton/lgdfmnc.html#anchor1094802, accessed 9 Jan 2007, by shb [bolding mine–shb]:
“Husband: Stephen Langford
“LifeNotes: He was a Tory.
“From Poldi Tonin: ‘Abstracts of Sales of Confiscated Loyalist Land and Property in North Carolina’ Dewey No. R929.3756P 971A 1989 Rowan and Rutherford Cos. [Morgan Dist. Superior Court Miscellaneous Records–DSCR 205.428.2] : 577. Rutherford Co. Pleas & Quarter Sessions Court second Monday in Jul. 1782 before william Gilbert, James Withrow, Johnathan Hampton, and other justices a Grand Jury say the following people, all late of Rutherford Co. planters, ‘aided and joined’ the army of Maj. Ferguson and are convicted as tories ‘a true bill’ [signed] William Porter, foreman, before Felix Walker. Stephen Langford, (others by surname only) Mills, Goings, Taylor, Whitly, Townsend, Hawkins, McDaniel, Kelly, Lemar, Adams, Morgan, Wright, Capshaw, Whiteoak, Owins, Gore, Thomason, Clark, Blackwell, Webb, Camp, Coulter, Moore, Cook, Goodbread, Jones, Revis, Davice, Chitwood, Rucker, Richardson, Battle, Lawrence, Poor, Morris, Underwood, Whiteside, Hutson.
“Rutherford Co.585F p. 105 John Walker esq. on petition vs Ambros Mills, Elias Brock, Thomas Townsend, Jeremiah McDaniel, Joseph McDaniel, Benjamin Biggerstaff, Stephen Langford, Jonas Bedford, James Chitwood, Abram Green & William Green, William Morrison, William Porter, William Withrow, Thomas Welch, James Adair, Robert Rqankin, Stephen Willis, jr., James Gray, James McDaniel of ‘the Cove’, John Twitty, James McDaniel of Broad R. and James Armstrong summoned, impaneled, and duly sworn to try the enquiry: find for the plaintiff against the several defendants and assess damages to L 540 specie and costs.
“585T p. 115-118 Whereas summons have issued to the sheriff to notify the following persons to appear and answer an inquistion of treason, felony and forfiture found against them by the Grand Jury to wit: Stephen Langford (among a long list of men names or surnames for the most part recited above but more added.)”  –shb 9 Jan 2007
https://sherlene.wordpress.com/category/virginia-langfords/page/2/

It appears William Going must have cleared his name, as he was appointed as road surveyor in 1785 and continued in that capacity as the road surveyor until 1788 when he moved to Georgia.

In July 1783, the grand jury presented “William Going” for an assault upon John Smith, according to court records.

In October 1784, “William Going and William Munroe come into court and acknowledged themselves Special Bail for all damages and costs that Adlia Osborne shall recover against John Thompson,” according to court records.

In efforts to establish the lineage of William Goyne of Wilkes/Warren County Georgia, it is important to determine the location of the home of William Goyne in Rutherford County, North Carolina, the road system of that area, and the location of the boundary between Rutherford and Lincoln Counties, North Carolina.

In 1779, Rutherford and Lincoln County, North Carolina were formed from Tryon County in the following manner:

“The County of Tryon shall be divided into two distinct Counties, by a Line beginning at the South Line, near Broad River, on the dividing ridge between Buffalo Creek and Little [First] Broad River, thence along said ridge, to the Line of Burke thence along said Line unto the Old Cherokee line, thence due West course into the top of a dividing ridge between the Eastering and Westering Waters, thence along said ridge unto the old line Claimed by South Carolina, and all that part of the said County which lies on the East side of the said line shall be called, and known by the name of Lincoln County and all that part of the County which lies on the other or West side thereof, shall be called and known by the name of Rutherford County.” “[David Leroy Corbitt, “The Formation of the North Carolina Counties, 1663-1943,” Raleigh: Division of Archives and History, NC Dept. of Cultural Resources, 1987 [1950], p. 138]

Buffalo Creek is to the east of the dividing ridge, and First Broad River is to the west of the dividing ridge. First Broad River trends south-southwest to its juncture with Broad River, while Ward’s Creek trends southwest to its juncture with First Broad River in a large curve of that river.

The following deed gives the approximate location of the home of William ‘GOING’s:

“November 20, 1784, William Going of Rutherford County to Mark Brown of same, for 24 pounds 150 acres on both sides of Ward’s Creek, below the land he lives on.

William Going [seal], Haster Going [seal].

Witness: Uel Lamkins, Benj. [B] Bricket [Bracket], Abraham [S] Cobb.” [Holcomb, Deed Abstracts, op cit, pp 470-71)

William ‘Going’ lived on Ward’s Creek, northeast of its juncture with First Broad River, near or on the east-west public road, and near where Ward’s Creek crosses the Lincoln County line. [From “A Map of the Province of South Carolina” drawn between 1772 and 1776, the map includes portions of Tryon Co. [later Lincoln and Rutherford Counties], North Carolina from the Catawba River westward to the mountains.]

1785 March 18 William Going buys 200 acres from Thos Wallis and Margaret Wallis in Rutherford Co, NC. Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965
Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 304 (p 162 on FamilySearch)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898Q-QF8?mode=g&i=161&cat=183242

1785 July 14, – William Going, Jr. was married to Polly Griffin in Rutherford County. Bondsman was William Going. The 1785 tax list for Rutherford County listed only William. He owned 150 acres of land. The last entry found for William Going in Rutherford County was dated 14 July 1788. No Going individuals were enumerated in Rutherford County in the 1790 census. Rutherford Co, NC  1785 July 14 – Name: William Going Junr
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 14 Jul 1785
Marriage Place: Rutherford, North Carolina, USA
Spouse: Polls Griffen
Spouse Gender: Female
Event Type: Marriage
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=60548&h=6494352&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=kUu1365&_phstart=successSource

1785 July 14 – William Going and William Going Junr. are held firmly bound unto his excellency the Governor and his succesors in office the sum of five hundred pounds … dated the 14th day of July 1785. His obligation to be void on condition that there shall not appear hereafter any lawful cause to object the marriage between William Going Junr and Polly Griffin.
Signed: William Going
Wit: Benjamin Mallen
Marriage bonds (Rutherford County, North Carolina), 1779-1868
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91C-XSMG-F?i=190&cc=1726957&cat=1909432

1785 July 27 – William Going and Spencer McCay receive 200 acres on the head of Stony Run. Rutherford Co, NC http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.108.327&qid=82710&rn=15  ,  1786 Oct 29 – Name: William Going. Issue Date: 9 Aug 1787. Residence Place: Rutherford, North Carolina, USA. Certificate Number Range: 304-636. Description: Rutherford 304-636. 200 acres on head of Stony Run. Chain carriers: William Going Jr, John Going. Rutherford Co, NC. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&db=NCLandGrants&h=81728

1785 July 27 – William Going recveives 100 acres on the middle ford of No Business Creek in Rutherford, NC.  http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.108.305&qid=82710&rn=20  , 1786 Jan 5 – Name: William Going. Issue Date: 9 Aug 1787. Residence Place: Rutherford, North Carolina, USA. Certificate Number Range: 304-636. Description: Rutherford 304-636. 100 acres on No Business Creek, Rutherford Co, NC. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&db=NCLandGrants&h=81705

The 1816 Will of William Goyne  of Warren County, Georgia lists two daughters by the names of Rebecca Dick and Alice King. The following records identify two families with those surnames living as neighbors in Lincoln County, North Carolina. Perhaps these were daughters of WILLIAM GOYNE:

“March 20, 1783, George Dick of Lincoln County to Joseph Aker of same, for 18 pounds … 66 acres on waters of Killians Creek adjacent Dick’s old line, part of a grant to said Dick 19 June 1772″. Recorded: January Term 1783. Vol. 2, pp. 639-640.

January 11, 1785, Robert Knox of Lincoln County to John Boggs, for 87 pounds specie land on branches of Killians Creek, at an old corner of William Cathey’s land, adjacent Seiths, Kinkaid, 160 acres granted Thomas Yeats, December 22, 1765 & conveyed to William Crocket March 6, 1761 & to William King July 2, 1774, to Robert Knox October 7, 1775
Robert Knox (seal).  Witnesses: James Johnston, Benjamin Armstrong.  Recd: October Term 1785. Vol. 2, p. 787.” [Brent H. Holcomb, “Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Cos., NC, 1769-1786,” p. 109 & p. 122, 1977)

The 1782 Tax List of Rutherford County, North Carolina lists John King and Samuel King. [“North Caroline Tax Payers, 1679-1790, Vol. 2, 1987, pp. 114-115]. Perhaps these were members of the King family that Alice Goyne married into.

1786 April 21 – Surveyed for William Going 100 acres of land in Burk County on Briar Creek beginning at a forked chesnut on a high hill in the east side of the Creek …
Chain Carriers: William Going Junr, William Boothe.
Frame 870 of 1353, S.108.544 – Burke County Land Grant Files 834 – 1121, File No. 1023, William Going
https://nclandgrants.com/frame/?fdr=335&frm=867&mars=12.14.36.1023

1786 Apr 21 100 acre survey for William Going in Burk Co NC

1786 Apr 21 100 acre survey for William Going in Burk Co NC

William Goyne of Wilkes/Warren County, Georgia married fourth Agnes ‘Nancy’ Stroder in Wilkes County, Georgia. In 1799, two of Nancy’s brothers traveled from Wilkes County, Georgia to Lincoln County, North Carolina to be married. This suggests that the Stroder family had lived in Lincoln County North Carolina prior to their move to Wilkes County, Georgia. We suppose that William Goyne knew the Stroder family in North Carolina prior to their move to Georgia.

Alexander Going Jr moved from Rutherford County, North Carolina by 1785, as he was not listed on the 1785 Rutherford County Tax List.

1785 Tax List, Rutherford Co., North Carolina:

“William Going Land, 150 acres White poll, 1”

[Brent H. Holcomb, “1785 Tax List of Rutherford County, North Carolina [Partial], 1974)

South Carolina records confirm that Alexander ‘Going’ Jr moved to Fairfield County, South Carolina.

Alexander Going Jr returned to Rutherford County, North Carolina by 1795 as seen in the following record:

“October 31, 1795, Rutherford County, North Carolina, James Huddleston of Rutherford County to Alexander Going of same, 100 pounds, 200 acres on Ward’s Creek granted to said Huddleston July 9, 1794. Witness: John Huddleston, John Smith. #1708. April 23, 1796. Deed Book O, p. 160. [“Bulletin of the Genealogy Society of Old Tryon County, North Carolina,” Vol. XXII, No. 3, August 1994, p. 136]

In January 1785 “William Going” came into court and acknowledged a deed to Mark Brown for 150 acres of land, ac-cording to court records.

In January 1785, the court appointed “William Going overseer of the “public road from Brier Creek to the Old Meeting House.”

The following record indicates that William Going Jr had reached the age of maturity by 1785, thus he was born before 1764.

“July 8, 1785, Benjamin Bracket of Rutherford County, planter, & Ann to Edward Francis of same, for 40 pounds … 200 acres both sides of Ward’s Creek, including the mouth of Coxes Creek & his own improvements … granted to said Bracket July 25, 1774. Benjamin Bracket [seal] Witnesses: William Goings, Sr, William Goings, Jr. [Holcomb, Deeds Abstracts, op cit, pp. 440-41]

William Going, Jr. (William Goyne’s son) was married July 14, 1785 to Polly Griffin, according to Rutherford County, North Carolina Marriages, 1783-1850.”  “William Goinges” was their bondsman and signed Bond No. 13360.  F. Walker was a witness to the marriage of William Going, Jr. and Polly Griffin Going.  [Record: 086 01 103, NC Marriage Bonds, NC Dept. of Cultural Resources, Division of Archives & History]

The 1785 tax list for Rutherford County listed only “William Going.”  He owned 150 acres of land.  The last entry found for “William Going” in Rutherford County was dated July 14, 1788.  No Going individuals were enumerated in Rutherford County in the 1790 census, according to Col. Carroll Heard Goyne, Jr.

In 1785 July 27, William Going and Spencer McCay receive 200 acres on the head of Stony Run in Rutherford Co, NC, recorded in 1787.

1787 William Going and Spencer McCay 200acres in Rutherford Co, NC
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.108.327&qid=82710&rn=15

In 1785 July 27 – William Going receives 100 acres on the middle ford of No Business Creek in Rutherford Co, NC, recorded in 1787.

1787 William Going receives 100 acres in Rutherford Co NC

http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.108.305&qid=82710&rn=20

In April 1785 “William Going” came into court and proved a deed from Benjamin Bracket to Hugh Smith.  In July 1785 “William Going” came into court and proved a “deed from Benjamin Bracket and Anna, his wife to Edward Francis, 200 acres of land by oath of William Going.”

In October 1785 “William Going” along with Morris Roberts came into court to post bond of £500 as securities for Drury Logan who was to receive “Letters of Administration on the goods, chattels, rights and credits of Benjamin Moore, Dec’d.”

In October 1785 “William Going” was sued by John Wood.  John Wood, Jr, a witness in the trial, came into court and “proved his attendance in behalf of the plaintiff, sixteen days at sundry courts.”

In January 1786 the court ordered that “William Going” be one of the jurors “to lay off and mark a publick road near the ford on First Broad River and near the Burke line.”

1786 Jan 13 – In January 1786, on the motion of “William Going,” the court ordered that “the orphan children of Dianah Canady be brought to our next Court Court in April and that the Constable produce them there.” Rutherford Co, NC.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99G8-BQ9F?i=191&cat=182527 (NOTE: Dianah Canady is the daughter of Alexander Going b. abt 1715, uncle of William Going. Dianah Canady would be his first cousin. Dianah had married John Canady, who must have died some time in 1785-1786). 

In 1786 March 10, William Going and David Miller reveive 200 acres on the head of a branch of Ward Creek, Rutherford Co, NC

1786 William Going and David Miller receive 200 acres in Rutherford Co NC
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.108.167&qid=82710&rn=22

In 1786 April 10, William Going receives 150 acres including the cross roads and his own improvements, in Rutherford Co, NC.

1786 William Going receiving 150 acres in Rutherford Co NC
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.108.320&qid=82710&rn=21

In 1786 October 21, William Goings and Spruce McCoy receive 500 acres including Lampkins old improvement in Rutherford Co, NC, recorded in 1787.

1787 William Goings and Spruce McCoy receive 500 acres in Rutherford Co, NC
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.108.404&qid=82710&rn=16

1786 March 10 – William Going and David Miller reveive 200 acres on the head of a branch of Ward Creek in Rutherford Co, NC
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.108.167&qid=82710&rn=22

1786 Apr 10 – William Going receives 150 acres including the cross roads and his own improvements, in Rutherford Co, NC
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.108.320&qid=82710&rn=21

1786 Oct 21 – William Goings and Spruce McCoy receive 500 acres including Lampkins old improvement in Rutherford Co, NC
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.108.404&qid=82710&rn=16

1786 Oct 23 – Name: William Goings. Issue Date: 20 Dec 1786. Residence Place: Rutherford, North Carolina, USA. Certificate Number Range: 1-303. Description: Rutherford 1-303. 200 acres on Ward Creek, on head of Stony Run. Chain Carriers: John Going, William Going Jr. Rutherford Co, NC. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&db=NCLandGrants&h=3655

1786 Nov 24 William Going sells 200 acres to Peter Woodward in Rutherford Co NC
Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965.  Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 436 .  https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Q-QZC?mode=g&i=228&cat=183242

1786 Dec 12 William Goings and David Millar recv 200 acres from State in Rutherford Co NC.  Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965.  Deed records, – William Goings al fr State of NC grant b, A-D, p 392. Rutherford Co, NC
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Q-QDG?i=206&cat=183242

On December 12, 1786, “William Goings” and David Miller received a deed for 200 acres on Ward Creek, according to Rutherford County deed records.

1787 Aug 9 William Going and Spruce McCoy buy 200 acres from State in Rutherford Co NC.  Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965.  Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 489 .  https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Q-Q7G?mode=g&i=255&cat=183242

1787 Aug 9 William Going and Spruce McCoy buy 500 acres from State in Rutherford Co NC.  Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965. Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 490 (p 257 on FamilySearch). https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Q-QZP?mode=g&i=256&cat=183242

1787 Aug 9 William Going recd 150 acres from the State in Rutherford Co NC. Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965. Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 490  p. 76  https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Q-3NF5?mode=g&i=529&cat=183242

In 1788 April 12, William Goings sells 400a to David Roper in Rutherford Co, NC
Deed No. 1123.  It is recorded in 1794.

1788 April 12 William Going conveys 400 acres of land to David Roper in Rutherford Co NC.  Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965.  Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 131  https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Q-3NN8?i=557&cat=183242

1794 William Goings sells 400 acres to Roper in Rutherford Co NC
http://www.northcarolinapioneers.com/restricted/probate/rutherford/deeds/J990-1156.pdf

On July 14, 1788, William ‘Going’ resigned from road maintenance duty in Rutherford County, North Carolina, suggesting that he was preparing to move. This is proof that William ‘Going’ lived on or near the public road. Old maps depict this road as an east-west road that crossed Ward’s Creek near the Lincoln-Rutherford County line.

“William Going comes into open court & resigns being Overseer of the Public Road & appoints William Lewis Queen overseer in his place. To have the same hands and distance of road as said Going”. [Rutherford County Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, July 14, 1788]

Following is the last record of William ‘Going’ in Rutherford County, North Carolina:

“October 1,1788, William Going to Benjamin Bracket for 20 pounds tract of 100 acres on middle fork of No Business Creek. Land was granted to said Going by Patent dated January 5, 1786.” Deed No. 954. Deed Book A, 1779-1786, Rutherford Co, NC.

Recorded August 10, 1792. Nathaniel Tracy, James Shepard. [Deed Book I, p. 104 (or 409). No. 954.]

1788 Oct 1, William Goings sells to Benjamin Brocket for 20 pounds, the tract on the middle fork of No Business Creek 100 a, the same William Going purch on Jan 5, 1786. Deed No. 954. Deed Book A, 1779-1786, Rutherford Co, NC.  1788 Oct 1 William Going conveys land to Benjamin Bracket in Rutherford Co NC.  Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965.  Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 409  https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Q-3NRM?mode=g&i=468&cat=183242

Evidently, William ‘Going’ moved from Rutherford County, North Carolina soon after he sold this land. Along with many other property owners, much of the land of William ‘Going’ was taken for non-payment of taxes. The following describes the economic conditions of that time.

“The depreciation of currency during the [Revolutionary] war was a matter of grave concern. By December 1781, its value had declined by 725%. While the tax levy was placed as low as possible, many inhabitants found it impossible to pay even the small amount levied. Many of Rutherford County’s substantial citizens pled insolvency when approached for taxes during the next two years. On July 17, 1783, the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Rutherford County ordered David Miller, Collector of Public and County Taxes for 1782, to receive from the inhabitants the tickets for clothing for the eighteen months men in place of hard money. The law provided that any citizen furnishing clothing and supplies to certain troops should have the goods valued by the sheriff or other designated person, and tickets or due bills issued for them, which were to be redeemed in payment for taxes. No explanation occurs as to why Miller refused to accept the tickets.”

[Clarence W. Griffin, County Historian of Rutherford County, “History of Old Tryon & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1730-1936, 1937]. Records of the sale of the confiscated property of William Going 4 read as follows.

July 14, 1791, Robert Irvin Esq., High Sheriff of Rutherford Co. to David Miller of same, per execution against William Going for 12 pounds, 15 shillings recovered by Joseph Carpenter, 200 acres at the head of a branch of Ward’s Creek including the head of the second fork on the south side of Stoney Creek run, ½ of a tract originally granted to David Miller and William Going, also 100 acres on Bryer Creek, also an entry of 200 acres on No Business, also ½ of 500 acres entered by Spruce McCoy and William Going on the head of ____ Creek. David Miller became high bidder-20 shillings.

Witnesses: John Irving, L. Moor. 27 May 1793. Deed Book J, p. 33. [“Bulletin of the Genealogy Society of Old Tryon County, North Carolina, Vol. XXII, No. 1, Feb. 1994]

July 14, 1791, Robert Irvin Esq., Sheriff of Rutherford County to David Miller as highest bidder at 20 shill, one-half tract of original grant of David Miller & William Going on head of a branch of Ward’s Creek including the second fork on the south side Stoney Creek, joining Going’s & Macay’s line, also the other tract of 200 acres entered by Spruce McCay & William Goings lying on Stoney Run including the head of Stoney Run and running down for complement; also one-half tract of 500 acres entered by Spruce McCoy & William Goings on head of Crooked Run begin at Moses Moor’s line. Recorded 27 May 1793. Witnesses: John Irvin, L. Moore” . Deed Book J, p. 35. No. 1029. [C. H. Davis, op cit, p. 67]

1791 July 14 land transaction between Robert Irvin Esq, David Miller, Joseph Carpenter and William Going in Rutherford Co NC.  Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965. Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 35 (p 509 on FamilySearch)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Q-3NG1?i=508&cat=183242

William Going lived in Rutherford County, North Carolina from the winter months of 1772-73, until after 1 October 1788. Typically, in that day a person moved after he had gathered his crops, and arrived at his new location in time to plant the next year’s crops. Georgia tax records indicate that William Goyne arrived in Wilkes County, Georgia after the 1789 tax list was prepared, and before the 1790 tax list was prepared.

NOTE: The following deeds in Kershaw County, SC appear to be John Goyne and his brother Drury Goyne:

1792 April 17 – Jesse Knighten 50 acre deed to John Goyin. Kershaw County, SC
… betweeen Jesse Knighten of the said State and County of the one part and John Goyin of the State and County afsd of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 15 pounds … confirm unto the said John Goyin … that plantation or parcel of land containing 50 acres seated on the North West corner of a tract of land granted to Aron Ferguson and conveyed by Israel Teague unto the above mentioned Jesse Knighten by indenture of lease and bounded on lands laid out to Lewis Collins and Richard Gardner’s lands and on part of the said tract conveyed by Israel Teague to Jesse Knighten and other lands of said tract of which it is part reference being thereunto had …
Signed: Jesse Knighten
Wits: Joseph Knighten, Wyatt Collins
1792 July 7 – South Carolina, Claremont County}
… appeared Joseh Knighten … made oath that he was personally present and did see the within named Jesse Knighten sign …. and as his act and deed deliver the within deed of conveyance … and did also see Wyatt Collins sign his name as witness.
Signed: Joseph Knighten
1791-1884. Deed Book B pg 206. Kershaw County, SC
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PY-49G7?i=312&cat=472399

1792 Sept 17 John Goyne sells to Aaron Ferguson 50 acres whereon Drury Goyne now lives in Kershaw Co SC seated in NW corner of a tract of land granted to Aaron Ferguson conveyed by Jesse Knighten unto John Goyne on April 17 1792 bounded by Lewis Collins and Richard Garners.
signed by John Goyen, witnessed by Lewis Collins and Drury Goyen in Kershaw County SC proved up Aug 16 1796.
Kershaw County SC, Direct & cross indexes to deeds and mortgages, 1791-1884. Book B Pg 563 (pg 493 on Family Search).
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PY-493S?mode=g&i=492&cat=472399

1792 Sept 17 – John Goyen (also spelled Goyin and Goyne within the document) conveys 50 acres of land in Kershaw County, South Carolina to Aaron Ferguson. This 50 acres of land is noted as “whereon Drury Goyne know lives“. It was conveyed by Jesse Knighten to John Goyne on April 17, 1792. This land is bounded by lands previously laid out to Lewis Collins and Richard Garners. The deed is signed by John Goyen. Witnessed by: Lewis Collins and Drury (his X mark) Goyen. Proved in court on August 16, 1796 by Lewis Collins. In Kershaw County, South Carolina.     Kershaw County SC, Direct & cross indexes to deeds and mortgages, 1791-1884. Book B Pg 563 (pg 493 on Family Search).
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PY-493S?mode=g&i=492&cat=472399  See also:  1792 April 17 John Goyen receives 50 acres from Jesse Knighten Kershaw Co SC.  Kershaw County SC, Direct & cross indexes to deeds and mortgages, 1791-1884. Book B pg 206 (pg 313 on Family Search).  https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PY-49G7?i=312&cat=472399   1792 1792 Sept 17 John Goyne sells to Aaron Ferguson 50 acres whereon Drury Goyne now lives in Kershaw Co SC marked snip 1  1792 1792 Sept 17 John Goyne sells to Aaron Ferguson 50 acres whereon Drury Goyen now lives in Kershaw Co SC marked snip 2

GEORGIA:

In the prior section, the two daughters of William Goyne appear that they probably married in Rutherford Co., North Carolina and lived in adjacent Lincoln County after their marriages.

It also appears the family of the third wife of William Goyne probably lived in Lincoln County prior to their move to Wilkes County, Georgia.

By private correspondence with “Goyne researcher, “Arlee Gowen” <gowen@llano.net>”, Mr. Frank Parker Hudson of Atlanta, Georgia provided the Wilkes/Warren County tax information presented in this paper, except where otherwise noted. Mr. Hudson is an eminent authority on early Georgia tax law, and how it was applied in the social structure of Georgia. Mr. Hudson limited his report to the early ‘Going’ individuals of Wilkes / Warren County. He identified the free-persons-of-color with a ‘Going-sounding’ surname. According to Mr. Hudson’s assessment none of the persons mentioned in this paper were free-persons-of-color.

Tax records indicate that when William Goyne first arrived in Wilkes County and for a few years thereafter, he lived near Moses ‘Going,’ a free-person-of-color from Virginia. William Goyne may have rented land from Moses ‘Going’ before purchasing his own land.

In Mr. Hudson’s tax records the two letters identify the militia district, and the sequential numbers identify the individual within that district, according to Timothy D. Hudson.

William ‘Going’ first appeared in the tax records of Wilkes County in 1790. William Goyne probably arrived in Georgia after the 1789 tax list was prepared, but before the 1790 tax list was prepared. William Goyne was about age 58 in 1790.

In 1790, William ‘Going’ lived in Capt. Lucas’ District [LL-20], and was charged with one poll. This indicates that William Goyne had no adult male children living with him, and owned no land in the state of Georgia.

In 1791, William ‘Going’ lived in Capt. Hubbard’s District [LL-60], and was charged with one poll.

In 1792, William ‘Going’ lived in Capt. Hubbard’s District [LL-68], and was charged with one poll. William ‘Going’ was not found in the tax records of Wilkes County in 1793.

In 1793, Jesse ‘Going’ lived in Capt. Hubbard’s District [LL-3], and was charged with one poll.

When Warren Co, Ga was created from Wilkes Co, Ga in 1793, William Going, Moses Going, and Jesse Going were listed as taxpayers on the county’s first tax roll.

1793 – Oct 6 – Isabella Stroder’s will of October 6, 1793 names the Stroder children. Two of the named sons were married in Lincoln County, North Carolina. William Goyne lived on Ward’s Creek near First Broad River in eastern Rutherford County [now Cleveland County], which was bounded by Lincoln County to the east. Thus, the conclusion is drawn that William Goyne of Wilkes County, Georgia was the same William Gowen who previously lived in Rutherford County, North Carolina, and that he knew his second wife’s family in North Carolina prior to their move to Georgia. Wilkes Co, Ga and Rutherford Co, NC…..

1793 Oct 6 – will written – Isabella Schroder – will Oct 6, 1793 – bk 1792-01, pg 94. Wilkes County, Ga.
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8635/005756824_00399/340021?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/36898447/person/19041961856/facts/citation/802055625060/edit/record#?imageId=005756824_00128

Isabella Schroder – probate ppw – Inventory appraise – 1794-98, pg 47
Sale appr – 1794-98, p 48. Wilkes County, Ga.
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8635/005756824_00399/340021?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/36898447/person/19041961856/facts/citation/802055625060/edit/record#?imageId=005756849_00134

In 1794 Jan 7, William Goings sells 400a to David Roper in Rutherford Co, NC. Deed No. 1123
http://www.northcarolinapioneers.com/restricted/probate/rutherford/deeds/J990-1156.pdf

It appears that William Goyne’s 3rd wife Hester must have died some time prior to 1794.   Some time in 1794 – 1796 William Goyne was married a 4th time to Nancy Stroder, daughter of Alexander Stroder and Isabella Stroder, in Wilkes County, Georgia. Nancy Stroder was born in PA in 1768 to Alexander Schroeder and Isabella Schroder.

In 1794, William ‘Going’ lived in Capt. Hubbard’s District [LL-9] in newly formed Warren County, Georgia. He was charged with one poll, and paid 1 shilling, 9 pence. [Hudson, op cit, and Ruth Blair, State Historian and Director, Georgia Department of Archives & History, “Some Early Tax Digests of Georgia” 1926]

1794-1805 William Going is on tax list of Warren County, Ga.

1794 to 1805 William Going on tax rolls in Warren County Ga

http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=gacen&gss=sfs28_ms_r_db&new=1&rank=1&gsln=Goings&gsln_x=NP_NN&MSAV=1&uidh=m37

In 1796, John ‘Going’, son of William Goyne, lived in Capt. Turner’s District. He was listed as a tax defaulter. [Augusta Chronicle, 29 Jan. 1797, p. 2, col. 4]

In 1796, Drury ‘Going’, son of William Goyne, appeared in the tax records of Wilkes County. He lived in Capt. Turner’s District [MM-7], and owned 100 acres of land.

In 1797, William ‘Going’ lived in Capt. Turner’s District [MM-49], and was charged with one poll. Other ‘Going’ individuals living in Capt. Turner’s District in 1797 were:

Drury ‘Going’ [MM-65]
Hardy ‘Going’ [MM-140] “Widow” was written by his name.
Henry ‘Going’ [MM-38]
John ‘Going’ [MM-32]
William ‘Going’ [MM-111]

All of the above were sons of William Goyne, except Henry Going [MM-38].  Henry ‘Going’ [MM-38] is considered to be the son of John ‘Going’ Jr, and the grandson of John and Mary Keith ‘Going.’

In 1797 James Goyne appeared in the records of adjacent Hancock Co.  James Goyne is considered to be the son of John ‘Going’ Jr, and the grandson of John ‘Going’ and Mary Keith ‘Going.’ James Goyne  was a purchaser at the estate sale of Meredith Price in early 1797 in Hancock County, Georgia according to “The Georgia Genealogy Magazine,” Winter 1974, p. 141]. In the summer of 1797, James Goyne assisted in the inventory of the estate of William Minor, Jr. in Hancock County, according to the same source.

In 1799, William ‘Going’ lived in Capt. Turner’s District [MM-135]. He owned 100 acres on Lick Creek that joined Meshack Turner. This land had been originally granted to Isaac Stokes. This is the first land purchased by William Goyne in Wilkes County.

The 1799 List of Tax Defaulters in Wilkes County in Capt. Turner’s District, included Drury Goyne and William Goyne Jr. [Augusta Chronicle, April 12, 1800, p. 2, col. 3])

In 1801 William Goings listed on Warren Co Ga tax lists.

1801 William Goings listed on Warren Co Ga tax lists

Ancestry.com Link to source

The names of James Goyne and his oldest son John Goyne appear in the following Hancock County record:

“1802 Tax Returns of Capt. William’s District, Hancock County: John Goyn and James Goyn-no entries except tax of 31½ cents each. [1802 Tax Returns, Records of Hancock Co., verified by the Nancy Hart Chapter, DAR, Milledgeville, GA, Georgia Society DAR, 1940-42]”

Goin individuals who entered the 1803 Land Lottery in Wilkes County, according to “Early Records of Wilkes County, Georgia,” Book 1 were:

Drury Goin 2 draws
William Jr 1 draw
John Goin 2 draws

The 1805 Tax Records of Warren County in Capt. T. Mullins District, p. 97, list: “William Goying poll 1, Acreage: 35 acres quality #2; 35 acres quality #3. rantee [sic]: Felps. Joiner: Aikins. [Blair, op cit]

In the 1805 Land Lottery, Warren County, William Goyne, held Registration No. 993, and drew two blanks. (1805 Land Lottery, p. 130)

The 1805 Land Lottery, Capt. Young’s District, Wilkes County, according to “Early Records of Wilkes County, Georgia,” Book 1, lists:

Drury Goin 2 draws
John “Bitnose” Goyne 2 draws

Qualifications for both the 1803 and 1805 Land Lotteries were the same:

“One draw–free, white and age 21, paid taxes and had been in the state for 12 months. Two draws–same as above, plus having a wife and a child.”

1805 William Goying on Warren County, Georgia tax list.

1805 William Goying on tax list of Warren County, Ga

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STRODER/STRAWDER/SCHRODER/etc.  Excursus (by Arlee Goyne): 

William Goyne married Agnes “Nancy” Stroder in Wilkes County Georgia as his third (fourth) wife. This excursus seeks to identify the Sroder family, and determine where they lived prior to moving to Wilkes County.

The following information is abstracted from photocopies of original documents provided by Nancy Strawder Bruce of Columbus, Georgia.

Isabella Schroder made her Will on October 6, 1793 in Wilkes County. She named her four sons: Alexander, John, William and Magnus; her four daughters: Agness, Isabel, Margaret and Esther her son-in-law Thomas Thomas; and her granddaughter Isabel Thomas. She signed her name Isabella (X) Schroder.

Family members making purchases from Isabella Schroder’s estate on April 10, 1794 were:

Isabel Strouder
Alexander Strouder
Agness Strouder

“William [W] Going” witnessed a transaction of Alexander Schroder in 1796:

“November ye 12th 1796. Recd of Henry Thompson Five pounds one shilling & 10 p Sterling With Interest it being in full of my part of the Estate by Me.

Test: Wm [W] Going Alexander Schroder

“William [W] Going and Jean Nancy Strouder Going” acknowledged the receipt of their portion of the estate:

“November ye 12th 1796. Recd of Henry Thompson Five pounds one Shilling & 10 p Sterling it being in full of my part of the Estate by Me.  Alexander Schroder,  Wm [W] Going, Jean Nancy [X] Going

The mark of William Goyne on the above documents appears to be an embellished W.

By lining out her maiden name and replacing it with her married name in the following document, Jean Nancy Shroder Goyne gave a clue that she and William Goyne had just recently married.

“November 16, 1796 Received of Hen Thompson five pounds one shilling and ten pence in full of my part of Isbel Schroders Estate By Me. Test: Agness [X] Schroder [lined out] Goeing Isbel [X] Shroder

On January 12, 1799, William Stroder married Dorcas Scarborough in Lincoln County, North Carolina. [Original record, NC Archives]

On March 30, 1799, Alexander Stroder married Catharine Wills in Lincoln County, North Carolina. [Original record, NC Archives]

Alexander Stroder signed his marriage document with a distinctive “A.” The “A” in Alexander Stroder’s signature on his marriage document is identical to the one on his mother’s estate documents, thus proving that this is the same individual.

Alexander Stroder was enumerated in the 1800 census of Lincoln County on page 829. Living nearby were the Burrel Wills family on page 832, and the Peter Scarborough family on page 850. This is compelling evidence that the Stroder family had lived in Lincoln County before moving to Wilkes County, Georgia.

William Stroder returned to Wilkes/Warren County, Georgia after his marriage in Lincoln County, where he appeared in records with members of the family of William Goyne.

William Goyne probably knew the Stroder family while living in the  Lincoln / Rutherford County area of North Carolina.

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William Goyne made his will January 4, 1816, and it was probated September 1, 1817 in Warren County, Georgia. He named the following children in his will:

John Goyne who was married to Nancy and moved to Jefferson County, Alabama, dying there in 1839.
Drury Goyne who was last recorded in the 1820 Census of Wilkes County, Georgia. He may be the man who was married to Martha Worthington November 15, 1838 in Upson County, Georgia.
William Goyne, Jr. who was last recorded in the tax records of Wilkes County, Georgia in 1799.
Hardy Goyne who was last recorded in 1830-31 in Taliaferro County, Georgia.
Rebecca Goyne who was married about 1790, husband’s name Dick.
Alice Goyne who was married about 1793 to King as his second wife.
Hiram Davis Goyne who was married Mary “Polly” Allen; and Susan Lupo. They removed to Union Parish, Louisiana where he died in 1852.
Tyra A. Goyne who was married to Mary and moved to Coffee County, Alabama where he died in 1883.

1817 Sept 1 – Proveup of William Goynne will in Warren Co, Ga.

The last Will and Testament of William Goynne.
“1st I will that so much of my horses or cattle shall be sold as will be sufficient to satisfy all my just debts.
2nd I will that forty dollars shall be raised and collected out of not now in my possession against other people, and given to John and Mount Herman Goynne, my grandchildren, sons of Hardy Goynne.
3rd I will that the balance of all my notes, after raising the above mentioned forty dollars, with the interest and profits arising therefrom to be given to my son Tyra.
4th I will that the land, house and Plantation where I now live, be a home for my wife, if she chooses to stay upon it, during her widowhood, but not have the privilege to sell it. And then at her marriage, her death, or removal, to go to my son Hiram.
5th I will that my Sorrel Mare belong to my wife, for the purpose of raising a colt or colts for my son Tyra; and entrust my wife to give accordingly.
6th I will that my three beds be divided between my wife, Hiram, and Tyra Goynne, equally, viz. one for each: and the balance of my household furniture to be equally divided as they separate their homes between my wife, Hiram and Tyra.
7th I will that my daughter Rebecca Dick, have one dollar and fifty cents.
8th I will that my daughter Allice King, shall have one dollar and fifty cents.
9th I will that my son John, shall have one dollar and fifty cents.
10th I will that my son Drury shall have one dollar and fifty cents.
11th I will that my son William shall have one dollar and fifty cents.
12th I will that my son Hardy, shall have two dollars.
I am at this time perfectly in my senses; and acknowledge the above to be my desire. As witness my hand, this 4th day of January, in the year of our Lord 1816.”

William Goynne (his mark).
Signed in the Presence of: Joseph “J” Johnson, Obedience Ray (her mark), Hartwell Battle.

Probate of the above will of William Goyne was in Georgia, Warren County Court of Ordinary, in the September Term of 1817.

Personally appeared in open Court Joseph Johnston and Hartwell Battle, two of the subscribing witnesses to the within Will, and took the following oath, viz. I Joseph Johnston and I hartwell Battle, do each for himself, solemnly swear on the holy Evangelists of Almighty God, that we saw William Goynne sign the within instrument of writing, and pronounce the same to be his last Will and Testament, and that at the time of his so doing, he was of sound and disposing mind and memory, and in his presence, and at his request, and in the presence of eachother, and also of Obedience, Ray, the other subscribing witnesses, they did all become witnesses thereunto.
Sworn and subscribed in open Court the 1st day of September 1817. Test. M. Torrence, Clk, C.O.
Wits: Joseph Johnston, Hartwell Battle.

1816 will for William Goyne in Georgia

(Copy William Goyne’s will that has been transcribed into the Warren County court minutes)
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Family members of William Goyne that are named in his will above are:
His wife: Nancy

William Goyne’s children:
1) Hardy Goynne – and Hardy’s children:
John Goynne
Mount Herman Goynne
2) Tyra Goynne
3) Hiram Goynne
4) Rebecca Dick
5) Allice King
6) John Goynne
7) Drury Goynne
8) William Goynne

On 1817 Nov 7 the Inventory of the Estate of William Goyne in was filed with the court in Warren County, Georgia.

1817 Nov 7 - Ga inventory and sale of Wm Goyne estate snip

1817 Nov 7 – Ga inventory and sale of Wm Goyne estate snip

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1)  William Goyne Pioneered
In Georgia Wilderness

Prepared from research developed
By Sammy C. Duncan

William Goyne was one of the first to bear the name in
Georgia. The colony, last to be established by the British in
America, was chartered in 1732, and the first English
settlement was made in 1733 by James Edward Oglethorpe at
Savannah.

Oglethorpe and his trustees prohibited ownership of slaves in
the colony, and the population grew slowly. In 1753
Oglethorpe’s charter expired, and Georgia became a royal
colony. Immediately planters from Virginia and the Carolinas
began swarming into the Piedmont plateau of northern
Georgia, bringing with them their slaves. The population
grew from the few hundred settlers that Oglethorpe introduced
to 83,000 in 1790.

Revolutionary soldiers were offered generous land grants in
Georgia, and by 1830, when the Indians started moving west,
over a half million people lived in Georgia, principally along
the seacoast and the Savannah River which was established as
the boundary with South Carolina.

It is believed that William Goyne and his kinsmen simply
crossed the Savannah and obtained land in Wilkes County,
Georgia. He was born about 1746, probably in Virginia.
Some researchers regard him as a son of “Moses and Agnes
Going” with whom he was closely associated.

Moses Going, a Revolutionary soldier, made an oath that he
had also served “as a soldier under Capt. James Gunn in Col.
Byrd’s regiment in 1760,” according to “Virginia Historical
Magazine.”

When Warren County, Georgia was created, primarily with
land from Wilkes County in 1793, “William Going, Moses
Going and Jesse Going” were listed as taxpayers on the
county’s first tax roll. Moses Going deeded land July 21, 1793
which was “part of 780 acres originally granted to Ignatius
Few in 1791,” according to Warren County Deed Book A,
page 606. He received a Revolutionary land grant in Warren
County in 1799. On October 16, 1800 he sold land “lying
partly in Wilkes County and partly in Warren County on the
Ogeechee River,” according to Warren County Deed Book B,
page 14.

William Goyne was remarried about 1790 to Nancy Schroeder
who was born in Pennsylvania in 1768 to Alexander
Schroeder and Isabella Schroeder. “William Goynne” was a
resident of Warren County, January 4, 1816 when he wrote his
will.

The will specified that “Herman Goynne,” his son, would
receive his home and land after the death of his wife. It
specified money to go to “John Goynne and Mount Herman
Goynne, sons of Herman Goynne.” To his son “Tyra Goynne”
he left a bed and furniture. To his other children “John
Goynne,” “Drury Goynne,” “Hardy Goynne,” “Rebecca
Goynne Dick,” and “Alice Goynne King,” he left $1.50 each.

Apparently William Goynne died in the summer of 1817
because his will was probated September 1, 1817, according to
Warren County Will Book B, page 40.

aliaferro County, located between Warren and Wilkes
Counties, was established in 1825, and some of the Goynes
found themselves in the new county. Nancy Schroeder Goyne
was enumerated there in the 1830 census as the head of a
household composed of herself, “a white male 20-30, a white
male 10-15 and a free colored female 10-24.” Nearby was
enumerated the household of her son, Hiram Davis Goyne.

Nancy Schroeder Goyne was enumerated in the 1860 census
of Union Parish, Louisiana living in the home of Henry
Bradford Tyra Goyne, a grandson who had arrived in
Louisiana about 1851. She was recorded as “Nancy Goyne,
age 92, born in Pennsylvania.

Children born to William Goyne and his first wife include:

Herman Goyne born about 1770
Hardy Goyne born about 1771
William Goyne born about 1772
Rebecca Goyne born about 1773
Alice Goyne born about 1776
John Goyne born about 1779
Drury O. Goyne born about 1782

Children born to William Goyne and Nancy Schroeder Goyne
include:

Tyra A. Goyne born about 1796
Hiram Davis Goyne born in 1799

Herman Goyne, son of William Goyne, was born about 1770.
Under the provision of progeniture he, as the first son,
received all the real property of his father. Two sons of
Herman Goyne were identified in the will of “William
Goynne.”

Hardy Goyne, son of William Goyne, was born about 1771.

He was married about 1793, wife’s name Caty. In February
1801 “Caty Goin” was received into Island Creek Baptist
Church of Hancock County, Georgia by letter from another
church, probably in Warren County. On February 6, 1803
“Hardy Goin” was received into Island Creek Baptist Church
also. He was restored to membership in the Island Creek
Baptist Church June 3, 1808.

William Goyne, son of William Goyne, was born about 1772.
He received $1.50 from his father’s estate, according to the
will written January 4, 1816. He was surety for the
administration of the estate of Shadrack Stodder by his widow
September 14, 1816, according to Warren County
Administrator’s Bond Book A, page 46.

Rebecca Goyne, daughter of William Goyne, was born about
1773, probably in Warren County. She was married about
1793, husband’s name, Dick. Under the terms of her father’s
will Rebecca Goyne Dick received $1.50.

Alice Goyne, daughter of William Goyne, was born about
1776, probably in Warren County. She was married about
1796, husband’s name King. Alice Goyne King was also to
receive $1.50 from her father’s estate.

John Goyne, son of William Goyne, was born about 1779,
probably in Warren County. He was married about 1804,
wife’s name Nancy. In 1817 he received $1.50 under the
terms of his father’s will. His own will was probated in
Jefferson County, Alabama in 1839.

Drury O. Goyne, son of William Goyne, was born about 1782,
probably in Warren County. “Drury Goyen” was a witness to
a deed April 15, 1804, according to Warren County Deed
Book B, page 295.

He received, under the terms of his father’s will $1.50 from the
estate. “Drewey O. Goyne” appeared in the 1820 census of
Greene County, Georgia as the head of a household. The
same individual also appeared in the 1820 census of Wilkes
County as the head of a household. Since the two counties
adjoin, it is believed that the two enumerations were of the
same man. “Drury Goyen” was enumerated as the head of a
household in the 1830 census of Upson County, Georgia.

Tyra A. Goyne, son of William Goyne and Nancy Schroeder
Goyne, was born about 1796. Under the terms of his father’s
will he received a bed and furniture in 1817. He was married
about 1834, wife’s name Mary A. They appeared in the 1850
census of Marion County, Georgia and in the 1860 census of
Coffee County, Alabama.

Hiram Davis Goyne, son of William Goyne and Nancy
Schroeder Goyne, was born in Warren County in 1799. He
was married there to Mary “Polly” Allen January 14, 1818,
according to “Early Georgia Marriage Roundup” by Joseph
T. Maddox. He was enumerated as the head of the household
in the 1830 census of Taliferro County, Georgia.

“Hiram D. Gowine was married to Miss Susan Loper
September 28, 1837,” according to “The Southern
Recorder” of Milledgeville, Georgia in its October 10, 1837
edition. “Both were of Houston County, Georgia,” according
to the newspaper. Correct name of the bride was Susannah
Lupo who was born in Georgia in 1815. Hiram Davis Goyne
appeared as the head of a household in the 1850 census of
Caddo Parish, Household 778-778:

“Goyne, Hiram 51, born in Georgia,
farmer, $1,000 real estate
Susan 35, born in Georgia
Sophia 11, born in Georgia
Victoria 9, born in Georgia
Frances 2, born in Georgia
Goyne, Joseph 22, born in Louisiana
Matilda 15, born in Louisiana”

He died February 2, 1852 in Union Parish, and she died there
December 29, 1864.

Children born to Hiram Davis Goyne and Mary “Polly” Allen
Goyne include:

William J. Goyne born in February 1819
Jonathan A. Goyne born November 15, 1820
Henry Bradford Tyra Goyne born in 1822
Nancy Goyne born about 1824
Elizabeth Goyne born December 5, 1825
Hiram Davis Goyne, Jr. born about 1829
Joseph R. Goyne born June 15, 1830
Harrison Alexander Goyne born about 1832
Matilda C. Goyne born December 25, 1834

Children born to Hiram Davis Goyne and Susannah Lupo
Goyne include:

Judith Sophia Goyne born in 1839
Victoria Goyne born about 1841
Francis Marion Goyne born October 15, 1848
James Preston Goyne born January 9, 1852

Henry Bradford Tyra Goyne who was born in 1822 in Warren
County, Georgia is the ancestor of Timothy Dean Hudson,
Foundation member of Bryan, Texas. Joseph R. Goyne who
was born June 15, 1830 in Taliaferro County, Georgia is the
ancestor of Col. Carroll Heard Goyne, Jr, Foundation member
of Shreveport, Louisiana. Francis Marion Goyne who was
born October 15, 1848 in Union Parish, Louisiana is the
ancestor of Sammy C. Duncan, Foundation member of
Greenville, Texas.

GEORGIA
[25 April 2001]

In the North Carolina portion of this paper we saw where WILLIAM ‘GOING’ [4] lived on or near the east-west public road, close to the Lincoln-Rutherford Co., North Carolina line. WILLIAM [4] was assigned duty to maintain portions of that road, which duty he resigned on 14 July 1788. We have taken this to mean that WILLIAM [4] was preparing to move from that area. Finding that WILLIAM [4] had forfeited much of his property due to non-payment of taxes further confirms this conclusion.

The observant reader will have noted that the Collector of Public and County Taxes in North Carolina had the latitude to be lenient with tax collection during those turbulent years. However, David Miller, Collector of Taxes for Rutherford Co., North Carolina, declined to be lenient in WILLIAM ‘GOING’s [4] case. The reader will also note that the man who bought much of WILLIAM’s [4] forfeited land was none other than David Miller. Miller was later removed from office.

In the previous part of this paper we gave evidence that WILLIAM GOYNE’s [4] two daughters probably married in Rutherford Co., North Carolina, and lived in adjacent Lincoln Co. after their marriages. We also noted that WILLIAM GOYNE’s [4] second wife’s family probably lived in Lincoln Co., North Carolina prior to their move to Wilkes Co., Georgia. We have not found a grouping of these same names in the Fairfield Co., South Carolina area. This is circumstantial, but reasonable evidence that WILLIAM ‘GOING’ of Rutherford Co., North Carolina and WILLIAM GOYNE of Wilkes/Warren Co., Georgia were the same person.

By private correspondence, Mr. Frank Parker Hudson of Atlanta, Georgia provided the Wilkes/Warren Co., Georgia tax information presented in this paper, except where otherwise noted. Mr. Hudson is an eminent authority on early Georgia tax law, and how it was applied in the social structure of Georgia. Mr. Hudson limited his report to the early ‘GOINGs’ of Wilkes/Warren Co. He identified the free-persons-of-color with a ‘GOING-sounding’ surname. According to Mr. Hudson’s assessment, none of the persons mentioned in this paper were free-persons-of-color. Tax records indicate that when WILLIAM GOYNE [4] first arrived in Wilkes Co., Georgia, and for a few years thereafter, he lived near MOSES ‘GOING,’ a free-person-of-color from Virginia. WILLIAM may have rented land from MOSES before purchasing his own land. In Mr. Hudson’s tax records the two letters identify the militia district, and the sequential numbers identify the individual within that district. (Contributed by Timothy D. Hudson.)

WILLIAM ‘GOING’ [4] first appeared in the tax records of Wilkes Co., Georgia in 1790. WILLIAM [4] probably arrived in Georgia after the 1789 tax list was prepared, but before the 1790 tax list was prepared. By our estimates, WILLIAM [4] was about age 58 in 1790.

In 1790 WILLIAM ‘GOING’ [4] lived in Capt. Lucas’ District [LL-20], and was charged with one poll. This indicates that WILLIAM [4] had no adult male children living with him, and owned no land in the state of Georgia.

In 1791 WILLIAM ‘GOING’ [4] lived in Capt. Hubbard’s District [LL-60], and was charged with one poll.

In 1792 WILLIAM ‘GOING’ [4] lived in Capt. Hubbard’s District [LL-68], and was charged with one poll.

WILLIAM ‘GOING’ [4] was not found in the tax records of Wilkes Co., Georgia in 1793.

In 1793 JESSE ‘GOING’ lived in Capt. Hubbard’s District [LL-3], and was charged with one poll.

In 1794 WILLIAM ‘GOING’ [4] lived in Capt. Hubbard’s District [LL-9] in newly formed Warren Co., Georgia. He was charged with one poll, and paid 1 shilling, 9 pence. (Hudson, op cit, and Ruth Blair, State Historian and Director, Georgia Department of Archives & History, Some Early Tax Digests of Georgia, 1926)

In 1796 JOHN ‘GOING’ [5] [son of WILLIAM [4]] lived in Capt. Turner’s District. He was listed as a defaulter. (Augusta Chronicle, 29 Jan. 1797, p. 2, col. 4)

In 1796 DRURY ‘GOING’ [5] [son of WILLIAM [4]] appeared in the tax records of Wilkes Co., Georgia. He lived in Capt. Turner’s District [MM-7], and owned 100 acres of land.

In 1797 WILLIAM ‘GOING’ [4] lived in Capt. Turner’s District [MM-49], and was charged with one poll. Other ‘GOING’s living in Capt. Turner’s District in 1797 were:
DRURY [5] [MM-65]
HARDY [5] [MM-140] “Widow” was written by his name.
HENRY [MM-38]
JOHN [5] [MM-32]
WILLIAM JR [5] [MM-111]

All of the above were sons of WILLIAM GOYNE [4], except HENRY [MM-38]. We consider HENRY [MM-38] to be the son of JOHN ‘GOING’ JR [4], and the grandson of JOHN [3] and MARY (Keith) ‘GOING.’ [See South Carolina part of this paper.]

In 1797 JAMES GOYNE [5] appeared in the records of adjacent Hancock Co. We consider that JAMES was the son of JOHN ‘GOING’ JR [4], and the grandson of JOHN [3] and MARY (Keith) ‘GOING.’

Early 1797, Hancock Co., Amount of sales for the estate of Meredith Price, brought from p. 137; buyers: …JAMES GOYNE…. (Hancock Co., Georgia Records, pp. 165-166 in The Georgia Genealogy Magazine, Winter 1974, p. 141)

Summer 1797, Hancock Co., Inventory of estate of William Minor Junr late dec’d … JAMES GOYNE…. (Hancock Co., Georgia Records, pp. 232-24 in The Georgia Genealogy Magazine, Winter 1974, p. 143)

In 1799 WILLIAM ‘GOING’ [4] lived in Capt. Turner’s District [MM-135]. He owned 100 acres on Lick Creek that joined Meshack Turner. This land had been originally granted to Isaac Stokes. This is the first land purchased by WILLIAM [4] in Wilkes Co.

The 1799 List of Defaulters in Wilkes Co., Capt. Turner’s District, included DRURY GOYNE [5] and WILLIAM GOYNE JR [5]. (Augusta Chronicle, 12 April 1800, p. 2, col. 3)

The names of JAMES GOYNE [5] and his oldest son JOHN [6] appear in the following Hancock Co. record.

1802 Tax Returns of Capt. William’s District, Hancock Co., Georgia:
JOHN GOYN and JAMES GOYN-no entries except tax of 31 ½ cents each.
(1802 Tax Returns, Records of Hancock Co., verified by the Nancy Hart Chapter, DAR, Milledgeville, GA, Georgia Society DAR, 1940-42)

GOINs who entered the 1803 Land Lottery in Wilkes Co., Georgia were:
DRURY [5] 2 draws
WILLIAM JR [5] 1 draw
JOHN [5] 2 draws
(Early Records of Wilkes Co., Ga., Bk. 1)

The 1805 Tax Records of Warren Co., Georgia, Capt. T. Mullins District, p. 97, list:
WILLIAM GOYING [4] poll 1. Acreage: 35 acres quality #2; 35 acres quality #3. Grantee [sic]: Felps. Joiner: Aikins. (Blair, op cit)

In the 1805 Land Lottery, Warren Co., Georgia, WILLIAM GOYNE [4], held Registration No. 993, and drew two blanks.
(1805 Land Lottery, p. 130)

The 1805 Land Lottery, Capt. Young’s District, Wilkes Co., Georgia lists:
DRURY GOIN [5] 2 draws
JOHN (Bitnose) GOYNE [5] 2 draws
(Early Records of Wilkes Co., Ga., Bk. 1)

Qualifications for both the 1803 and 1805 Land Lotteries were the same:
One draw=free white and age 21, paid taxes and had been in the state 12 months.
Two draws=same as above, plus had a wife and a child.
(Early Records of Wilkes Co., Ga., Bk. 1)

***
STRODER/STRAWDER/SCHRODER/etc.
Excursus

WILLIAM GOYNE [4] married AGNES ‘NANCY’ STRODER in Wilkes Co., Georgia as his second wife. This excursus seeks to identify the STRODER family, and determine where they lived prior to moving to Wilkes Co., Georgia.

The following information is abstracted from photocopies of original documents provided by Nancy (Strawder) Bruce of Columbus, Georgia.

ISABELLA SCHRODER made her Will on 6 October 1793 in Wilkes Co., Georgia. She named her four sons: ALEXANDER, JOHN, WILLIAM and MAGNUS; her four daughters: AGNESS, ISABEL, MARGARET and ESTHER; her son in law THOMAS THOMAS; and her granddaughter ISABEL THOMAS. She signed her name ISABELLA (X) SCHRODER.

Family members making purchases from ISABELLA SCHRODER’s estate on 10 April 1794 were:
ISBEL STROUDER
ALEXDER STROUDER
AGNESS STROUDER

Nov ye 12th 1796. Recd of Henry Thompson Five pounds one shilling & 10 p Sterling With Interest it being in full of my part of the Estate by Me.

his
Test Wm ? Going Alexander Schroder
mark

Nov ye 12 1796 Recd of Henry Thompson Five pounds one Shilling & 10 p Sterling it being in full of my part of the Estate by Me.
. his
Alexander Schroder WM ? GOING
mark
her
Jean Nancy ? Going
mark

WILLIAM’s mark on the above documents appears to be an embellished W.

By lining out her maiden name and replacing it with her married name in the following document, NANCY gave a clue that she and WILLIAM [4] had recently married.

November 16, 1796
Received of Hen Thompson five pounds one shilling and ten pence in full of my part of Isbel Schroders Estate By Me.

Test her her Agness ? Schrod [lined out] Goeing Isbel x Shroder
Mark mark

On 12 January 1799, WILLIAM STRODER married Dorcas Scarborough in Lincoln Co., North Carolina. (Original record, NC Archives)

On 30 March 1799 ALEXANDER STRODER married Catharine Wills in Lincoln Co., North Carolina. (Original record, NC Archives)

ALEXANDER STRODER signed his Lincoln Co., North Carolina marriage document with a distinctive A. The A in ALEXANDER’s signature on his marriage document is identical to the one on his mother’s estate documents, thus proving that this is the same individual.

ALEXANDER STRODER was enumerated in the 1800 census of Lincoln Co., North Carolina on page 829. Living nearby were the Burrel Wills family on page 832, and the Peter Scarborough family on page 850. This is compelling evidence that the STRODER family had lived in Lincoln Co., North Caroline before moving to Wilkes Co., Georgia.

WILLIAM STRODER returned to Wilkes/Warren Co., Georgia after his marriage in Lincoln Co., North Carolina, where he appeared in records with members of WILLIAM GOYNE’s [4] family.

We suppose WILLIAM GOYNE [4] knew the STRODER family while living in the Lincoln/Rutherford Co. area of North Carolina.

***

WILLIAM GOYNE [4] made his Will on 4 January 1816 in Warren Co., Georgia. It was probated on 1 September 1817. He named his sons JOHN, DRURY, WILLIAM, HARDY, HIRAM and TYRA; and daughters REBECCA DICK and ALICE KING. He named grandsons JOHN and MOUNT HERMON, sons of HARDY. His widow was given use of the estate during her widowhood. Afterward, the estate was to go to his son HIRAM. (Judge Lucy Bryant of Warren Co. photocopied this fragile document for us.)

The following document identifies NANCY GOYNE as executor of WILLIAM GOYNE’s [4] estate.

9 Sep 1817, Warren Co. WILLIAM GOYNNE: Inventory & Appraisement of Personal Property. Appraisers: Noah Kelsey, Nelson Gunne, Allen Andrews: Total $493.77: Inventory of sale of property as ordered by Will: Executor: NANCY GOYNNE: Total: $110.00. (Daniel Nathan Crumpton, Warren Co., Georgia, 1793-1900, Genealogy II. 1993, p. 267)

NANCY was taxed on the land WILLIAM [4] left to her in his will.

1818 Warren Co. Tax List, Capt. Roger’s District, No. 159:
NANCY GOINE widow; 87 acres; 3rd quality land; Warren Co.; Grantee [sic]: Felps; Water Courses: Ogeechy; Adjoineers: Gunn; Tax: 13 cents, 0 ½ mills.
For LETTICE STROTHER, widow, 33 acres 3rd quality land; Warren Co.; Water Courses: Ogeechy; Adjoiners: Kelsey; Tax: 4 cents, 9 ½ mills.
(Blair, op cit)

Lettice [Letitia] Strother was the widow of Shadrach Strother. Their relationship to NANCY (Stroder) GOYNE has not been determined.

NANCY (Stroder) GOYNE was last seen in Georgia records in the 1830 census of Taliaferro Co. [formed from Warren Co. in 1825]. Apparently, she moved with her older son HIRAM DAVIS GOYNE [5] to Houston Co., Georgia, and later to Union Parish, Louisiana. After HIRAM’s [5] death in February 1852, NANCY lived with her grandson HENRY BRADFORD TYRA GOYNE [6] in Union Parish, Louisiana. NANCY received $50 support payment each six months from the Union Parish government. The termination of those payments in 1867 marks her death at age 99. Her grave has not been located.

JOHN ‘Bitnose’ GOYNE [5] was the oldest of WILLIAM [4] and HESTER’s children. He lived in Jefferson Co., Alabama, where he died in 1839. His wife’s name was NANCY.

DRURY GOYNE [5] was last seen in the 1830 census of Upson Co., Georgia.

WILLIAM GOYNE JR [5] has not been traced.

HARDY GOYNE [5] was seen in the 1832 Gold Lottery living in the 602nd Militia District of Taliaferro Co., Georgia. Soon after that date he moved to Hancock Co., Georgia where he and his second wife CATY were members of Island Creek Baptist Church.

Evidence suggests that WILLIAM GOYNE’s [4] two daughters, REBECCA and ALICE, were married in North Carolina, and lived in Lincoln Co., North Carolina after their marriages.

HIRAM DAVIS GOYNE [5], son of NANCY, was born in 1799 in Warren Co., Georgia. He married in Warren Co. to MARY ‘POLLY’ ALLEN on 4 January 1818. He moved to Houston Co., Georgia where he married a second time to SUSAN LUPO on 28 September 1837. He then moved to Union Parish, Louisiana. HIRAM died intestate in Union Parish on 2 February 1852. His grave has not been located.

TYRA ALEXANDER GOYNE [5], son of NANCY, was born in January 1804 in Warren Co., Georgia. His wife’s name was MARY W. TYRA moved to Coffee Co., Alabama by 1860. He died in Coffee Co. on 3 December 1883. TYRA and MARY, and several of their children, were buried in the Goyne Cemetery located in the woods south of Wesley Chapel Methodist Church in Coffee Co. Others were buried in the Wesley Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery.

End of Part 3

From GRF Newsletter Feb 1996:

Additional info on Gowens of Orange Co, NC, Fairfield Co, SC, & Rutherford Co, NC

John Goyne On May 23, 1785, John Goyen filed a claim for a horse lost in the service of militia duty in 1782. He stated that he was in service under the command of Lt. James Pickett in Gen. Henderson’s Brigade. He also filed for payment of 42 days service under the command of Lt. Pickett, and 21 days service under the command of Capt. Lewis.

“Then appeared in court William Gladden and William Goyen, and made oath that the above mentioned horse was appraised by them. Then appeared John Goyen, and made oath that the above horse was lost or taken by the enemy in the service of the state in the expedition against the enemy under the command of Gen. Henderson.

Signed: Charles Pickett
Certified: Charles Lewis, Capt.”56

Although there is no proof, this John Goyne is probably the son of William Goyne who made his will in 1816 in Warren County, Georgia. He may be the one known as “Bitnose.”

A John Going/Goyne appeared in the 1790 tax list of Wilkes County, Georgia. He was listed as “poll only” in Capt. Lucas’ District [LL-12]. Also in Capt. Lucas’ District in 1790 were Goings with names of: Aaron [LL-14], Moses [LL-19] [Newsletter, September 1994], Reuben [LL13], and William [LL-20]. Aaron and Moses were identified as “free mulatto.” Note: LL is the tax district identifier; the number is that individual’s tax number.

William Goyne On July 24, 1776, a William Goyen enlisted in the 3rd South Carolina Regiment. This regiment became a “quota” regiment and became part of the South Carolina Continental Line. In the February 1, 1780 muster of the regiment, William Goyen was shown as serving under Col. William Thompson.57 On December 4, 1783, William Goyen received payment for 50 days duty in the South Carolina militia in 1782, under the command of Capt. Lewis. His service was certified by Capt. Charles Lewis, before Charles Pickett, J.P.58

Perhaps the William Goyne who lived on First Broad River at Ward’s Creek, in southern Rutherford County, North Carolina, before and during the Revolution was the same William seen in Fairfield County, South Carolina records.

On our June 1995 trip a special effort was made to compare the records of Rutherford County, North Carolina to those of Fairfield County, South Carolina. Our purpose was to determine if William’s name appeared on a document on the same, or nearly the same, date in both counties. While the presence of a William, Jr. in Rutherford County, complicated the issue somewhat, it appears very possible that the William Goyne who lived on First Broad River in Rutherford County was the same William who served with the Fairfield County militia.

Most certainly, the Rutherford County William Goyne was re-lated to the Fairfield County Goynes. This is confirmed by the actions of Alexander Goyne, who moved from Orange County, North Carolina to live near William in Rutherford County, North Carolina by 1782, then moved to Fairfield County, South Carolina. Alexander then returned to live in Rutherford County.

William Going appeared in Orange County, North Carolina records on May 15, 1764 [This indicates that he was born prior to 1743. My estimate is that William of Warren County, Georgia was born c1740.] He appeared afterward in Tryon/Rutherford County, North Carolina by May 22, 1773. From land transactions, one can conclude that William and his wife Hester lived on Ward’s Creek near its juncture with First Broad River.

William appeared in the 1782 tax list of Capt. Whiteside’s Company of Rutherford County, North Carolina as owning 350 acres of land. This indicates that William moved from Orange County, North Carolina to Rutherford County, North Carolina before the others signed the petition for partition of Orange County.

The Gowens [who signed the 1773 Orange County, North Carolina partition petition] moved from the northern part of Orange County before 1782. Alexander [probably the younger] moved to Rutherford County, North Carolina and resided in the same district as William. The others named [except Alexander Sr.] moved to Fairfield County, South Carolina. Comment: It appears that the William Goyen of Tryon/Rutherford County, North Carolina records is the same William seen in Fairfield County, South Carolina records. In any event, the William of Fairfield County, South Carolina served in the same militia company in 1782 as the other Goyen/Goynes of that county.

Summary Clearly, the Goynes of Fairfield County, South Car-olina and those of northern Orange County, North Carolina are the same family. Very likely, Drury Going of Chester County, South Carolina is a member of this family. If we accept Susan Goynes Dickerson’s statement that five Goyne brothers served in the American Revolution, then I would suggest that their names are: Amos, Daniel, Drury, James and William. I include Amos’s name on this list even though there is no record of his serving in the Revolution. But, neither is there a record of James serving, except for his pension application.

The younger Alexander, who lived in both Rutherford County, North Carolina and Fairfield County, South Carolina, would appear to be the son of Alexander Sr. of northern Orange County, North Carolina, and a nephew of the others.

John probably was the son of William of Rutherford/Fairfield County and of Wilkes/Warren County Georgia. My estimate is that John was born c1760, and died in Jefferson County, Alabama in November 1839. Perhaps, Henry was a son of Daniel. It may be that some people moved from the state or died before they could file for pensions. At least one historian states that the typical South Carolina militiaman felt that he was just doing his duty, and should not be paid for defending his home.

The movement patterns of some of these people suggest that they were communicating with one another. For example, in census records there are Tennessee-born Goynes living in the same household with Alabama or Georgia-born Goynes.

One of Job’s sons married a woman in Kentucky. They are both buried in Pickens County, Alabama. After James Goyne died in Montgomery County, Tennessee, his widow, Elizabeth [Cook] Goyne recorded his will in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama just over three weeks after it was filed in Montgomery County, Tennessee. We know why she moved. Her brother, Robert Cook, lived in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. Robert Cook’s wife was Sarah Baxter Going, and Sarah’s brother Job Going lived nearby.

In an effort to learn more about this family of Goynes, we have looked backward in time at some of the familiar givenÄnames of the family. I have previously stated that John appears to be the oldest in the area of Mecklenburg/Lunenburg County, Virginia in the 1740Ä50s. While I am reluctant to suggest a connection between the Goynes of Fairfield County, South Carolina and Orange County, North Carolina, and the Goynes of any other place, some of the names found in Stafford County, Virginia are the same. Early records of Stafford County [c1701/02] contain the more common names of James, John, Peter, Thomas and William Going/Gowing.59 In 1726 William Gowing of Stafford County was deceased. In 1730 John Goin of Stafford County was deceased.60 Obviously, more research is needed to “bridge” this family from North Carolina to Virginia and beyond.

56. Audited Account 3017, SC Archives.
57. National Archives Microfilm M853, Roll 16. A request for William’s service record received a negative response from the National Archives.
58. Audited Account 3018, SC Archives.
59. Boogher, William F. Virginia, Overwharton Parish Register, 1720Ä1760, Old Stafford Co, Washington, DC: The Saxton Printing Co., 1899. Gahn, Bessie Wilmarth. George Washington’s Headquarters in Georgetown and Colonial Days, Rock Creek to the Falls, Second Edition, Silver Springs, Maryland: Press of Westland, 1940. Vogt, John & T. William Kethley, Jr. Stafford Co., Virginia Tithables, Quit Rents, Personal Property, Taxes and Related Lists & Petitions, 1723Ä1790, Athens, GA: Iberian Publishing Co., 1990. Public Record Office, London, C.0.5/1312260. Nicklen, John Bailey Calvert. A Missing Will Book of Stafford Co, Virginia and its Contents.
60. The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, The William & Mary Quarterly, and Tyler’s Quarterly, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, 1982.

From GRF Newsletter Sept 1997:

William Goyne, Early Patriarch Pioneered in Georgia in 1790 (300 yrs Goings) Part 4

By Col. Carroll Heard Goyne, Jr.
Foundation Editorial Boardmember
10019 Canterbury Drive, Shreveport, Louisiana, 71106

William4 Goyne first appeared in the tax records of Wilkes County, Georgia in 1790, according to the research of Frank Parker Hudson, Atlanta, Georgia.

William4 Goyne was married to Nancy Stroder, daughter of Alexander Stroder and Isabella Stroder, between 1794 and 1796 in Wilkes County. She was his second wife. Isabella Stroder’s will of October 6, 1793 names the Stroder children. Two of the named sons were married in Lincoln County, North Carolina. William4 Goyne lived on Ward’s Creek near First Broad River in eastern Rutherford County [now Cleveland County], which was bounded by Lincoln County to the east. Thus, the conclusion is drawn that William4 Goyne of Wilkes County, Georgia was the same William4 Gowen who previously lived in Rutherford County, North Carolina, and that he knew his second wife’s family in North Carolina prior to their move to Georgia.

William4 Goyne made his will January 4, 1816, and it was probated September 1, 1817 in Warren County, Georgia. He named the following children in his will:

John5 Goyne who was married to Nancy and moved to Jefferson County, Alabama, dying there in 1839.
Drury5 Goyne who was last recorded in the 1820 Census of Wilkes County, Georgia. He may be the man who was married to Martha Worthington November 15, 1838 in Upson County, Georgia.
William5 Goyne, Jr. who was last recorded in the tax records of Wilkes County, Georgia in 1799.
Hardy5 Goyne who was last recorded in 1830-31 in Taliaferro County, Georgia.
Rebecca5 Goyne who was married about 1790, husband’s name Dick.
Alice5 Goyne who was married about 1793 to King as his second wife.
Hiram Davis5 Goyne who was married [1] Mary “Polly” Allen; and [2] Susan Lupo. They removed to Union Parish, Louisiana where he died in 1852.
Tyra A.5 Goyne who was married to Mary and moved to Coffee County, Alabama where he died in 1883.

While moving from Georgia to Louisiana, my great-great-grandfather, Hiram Davis5 Goyne must have visited with members of the family of James4 Goyne, [son of John3 Going] in Kemper County, Mississippi. For Hiram Davis5 Goyne obtained a Military Warrant issued to Amos D.5 Goyne and used it to purchase land in Union Parish, Louisiana. Amos D.5 Goyne, regarded as a son of James4 Goyne, served in the 12th and 13th Consolidated Regiment, Louisiana militia in the War of 1812. This is additional evidence of kinship among these individuals, and proof that these cousins maintained contact with one another.

Hopefully, this paper will contribute in some small measure to a better understanding of this branch of the extended Going family. However one might spell the name [and there are over 50 different spellings in the records], we are all “cousins” who share a common name that has its origins in deep antiquity.

CORRECTIONS/ERRORS CHANGED/REMOVED: 

(THE FOLLOWING IS AN ERROR – IT IS WILLIAM “GAINS” – CLEARLY SPELLED IN THE RECORD – Prior researchers had claimed this was William “Goins” – but this is not correct. There was a large “Gains” family in Lunenburg at this time):

In the November 1755 term, William Gains and Rebecca Gains, his wife, appeared in the Lunenburg County Court min­utes:

“An Indenture of Feoffment [Deed of Trust] between William Gains & Rebecca, his wife on the one part and Benjamin Bridgford of the one part, with a Memoran­dum of Livery of Seizen [legal transfer of land] and a Receipt thereon Indorsed are proved by the oaths of two of the witnesses thereto, and the same are ordered to be Certified.”

1755 William GAINS and wife Rebecca to Bridgford in Lunenburg

1755 William GAINS and wife Rebecca to Bridgford in Lunenburg

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