1740 Moses Going b. bef. 1741 in Albemarle Co, Va, Louisa Co, Va

Moses Going b. abt. 1715 to 1725 living in Albemarle County, Louisa County, Virginia





(Maybe)  1740 Moses Going of Granville County, NC, Henry County, Va and Georgia



(Below are different Going, Goyen, Gowen related sources for those people were in the Virginia, North Carolina, or South Carolina areas in the early 1700’s to early 1800’s)

Map of North Carolina and Virginia border area and locations of families living in those areas (click to enlarge)

Virginia Counties along or near southern border with North Carolina:

North Carolina Counties along or near Virginia’s southern border:

Possibly the same Moses Going of the following States and Counties: 

Possible Moses Goings that may be the same person:


(Note:  There are at least 4 different Moses Going’s in Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia born between 1735-1774.  To make sure you are able to differentiate each, see the following link to compare each of the 5 different Moses Goings:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/various-moses-goings/ ). 

1761 Feb-1762 Mar – Moses Going was called “Moses Going, mulatto” in his February 1761 to March 1762 account with Archibald Ingram, George Kipper, & Co. of Albemarle County [Weisiger, Albemarle County Court Papers, 23].

1770 – Moses Going was a taxable in the Trinity Parish, Louisa County household of John Fox in 1770 and in his own household in 1772 [Davis, Louisa County Tithables, 25, 34].

1772 – Moses Going was a taxable in Trinity Parish, Louisa County in his own household in 1772 [Davis, Louisa County Tithables, 25, 34].

1775 – David Going was taxable in Moses Going’s household in 1775. [Davis, Louisa County Tithables, 133, 45, 73].

1775 July 10 – Moses Going was required to post a bond of 50 pounds and his security George Gibson posted 25 pounds on 10 July 1775 when Joseph Cooper swore the peace against him in Louisa County court [Orders 1774-82, 126-7].

On 10 July 1775 Gideon provided security of 25 pounds for Moses Going in Louisa County court.

1777 Jan 13 – Moses Going purchased 353 acres in Louisa County from Michael Ailstock on 13 January 1777, and Moses Going and his wife Agnes sold this land six months later on 9 June 1777 [DB E:14, 156].

On 14 July 1777 Moses Going, Joshua Going and Charles Sprouse, Sr., were charged by the Louisa County court with hog stealing, but the sheriff was unable to arrest them because they were in hiding. The court ordered the sheriff to summon a posse to arrest them [Orders 1774-82, 171].

1782 Louisa Co Va
Moses Gowing 1 tithe, 1 horse, 3 cattle

1783 Feb 12 – John Goodman alias John Gibson sued Moses Going in a Louisa County chancery case that was dismissed in April 1783 [Chancery case 1783-002, LVA].

Moses Going was taxable in Louisa County on a horse in 1783 and 1785 [Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1814].

1783 Louisa Co Va.
Moses Gowing 1 tithe 1 horse 3 cattle

On 12 February 1783 he was called John Goodman alias John Gibson when he sued Moses Going in a Louisa County chancery case that was dismissed in April 1783 [LVA chancery case 1783-002].

1785 – personal property tax records in Louisa County, Virginia
A List of Taxable property in Louisa County for the Year 1785
Moses Going 1 free male tithe above 21, 1 horse, 2 cattle (image 8)
Henry Going 1 free male tithe above 21, 1 horse (image 8)

From GRF Newsletter Sept 1994:

Moses Going Soldiered With And
Against the British Redcoats

Moses Going is identified as a son of Agnes Going in “Free
African Americans in North Carolina and Virginia” written by
Paul Heinegg. He suggests that he was born in January 1743
in Louisa County, Virginia and appears to be a great-grandson
of Mihil Gowen, a former slave who gained his freedom in
York County in 1657.

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,” in the French & Indian War,
according to “Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.”
Moses Going was married about 1762, wife’s name Agnes, the
same as his mother.

Moses Going appeared on the tax rolls of Trinity Parish in
Louisa County in 1770 living on the farmstead of John Fox.
Two years later he was the head of his own household, according
to “Louisa County, Virginia Tithables and Census, 1743-1785.”

Moses Going bought 353 acres of land January 13, 1777,
according to Louisa County Deed Book E-F, page 14. On
June 9, 1777 “Moses Going of Louisa County and Agness, his
wife deed to Robert Harris of same, 353 acres for oe100,” according
to Louisa County Deed Book E-F, page 156. The
survey ran “from Charles Smith’s corner to Francis Smith’s
corner and to Opher Smith’s line.” Both Moses Going and Agness
Going acknowledged the transfer.

It is believed the land was sold in preparation for Moses Going
to enter Revolutionary service. His brother, Sherwood Going
enlisted in the 14th Virginia Regiment for three years service
about that time, and Moses Going may have accompanied him.

When the Revolutionary war ended, the state of Georgia was
opened for intensive settlement, and generous land grants were
offered to Revolutionary soldiers to induce them to pioneer
there. Moses Going, accompanied by Jesse Going, regarded
as his son and William Goyne, regarded by some researchers
as a kinsman, accepted the offer, travelling there about 1786.

Agnes Going and the younger children remained in Virginia
until preparation was made for them in Georgia. She removed
to nearby Henrico County about 1786, perhaps to join family
members there. She appeared on the tax rolls there the
following year. She paid tax on “one tithe, two horses and six
cattle, according to “The 1787 Census of Virginia.” About
1792 she moved her family to Georgia.

When Warren County, Georgia was created, primarily with
land from Wilkes County in 1793, “Moses Going, William
Going and Jesse Going” were listed as taxpayers on the
county’s first tax rolls in 1793 and 1794. Moses Going deeded
100 acres in Warren County to Warren Andrews 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.

They gave a deed to William Stith, Jr. October 7, 1795 to 465
acres, “being the western portion of 750 acres granted in 1791
to Ignatius Few,” according to Warren County Deed Book A,
page 365. They gave a deed March 28, 1797 to Samuel Howell
to 100 acres on Long Creek which had been granted in
1784 to Edmond Nugent, according to Warren County Deed
Book A.

Moses Going and Agnes Going gave a deed to Prior Gardner
June 23, 1797 to 92 acres on Long Creek, according to Warren
County Deed Book 6, page 13. Moses Going “of Wilkes
County” received a sheriff’s deed to land sold as property of
William Sanders March 7, 1799, according to Warren County
Deed Book A, page 632. Moses Going received a land grant
in Warren County of 60 acres in 1799.

It is believed that Agnes Going died about 1817 and that
Moses Going was remarried about 1819. Moses Going, free
colored, appeared in the 184th District of Lincoln County in
the 1830 census, page 74, as the head of a household
composed of:

“Going, Moses free colored male 55-100
free colored female 24-36
free colored male 0-10”

Children born to Moses Going and Agnes Going are believed
to include:

Anne Going born about 1763
John Going born about 1765
Jesse Going born about 1767
Mary Going born about 1770
Frances “Fanny” Going born about 1785

Children born to Moses Going and his second wife are
believed to include:

Sherwood Going born about 1821

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