1737 Daniel Goin possibly immigrated from England

Daniel Goin born about 1737 married to Susannah Inman born about 1744

Parents:

Unk

Children:

Daniel Goin, Jr.           born in 1774
Ezekiel Goin                born about 1776
William Goan               born about 1779
Hannah Goan               born about 1782
Sarah Goan                    born about 1785
Fanny Goan                   born about 1788
Shadrach Goan              born in 1790
Meschack Goan             born about 1793
Abednego Goan             born about 1797

Siblings:

Unk

Daniel Gowin born 1752 m Susannah Inman
(possibly and immigrant from England)
http://danielgowen.blogspot.com/

GOWEN RESEARCH FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER Volume 3, No. 12  August 1992
Daniel Goans Was Participant In Free State of Franklin

Daniel Goans was born about 1752, place and parents unknown.  He was married about 1773 to Susannah Inman, according to the research of Delores Dickson, descendant and Foundation member of Argentina.  Susannah Inman was born about 1754 to Ezekiel Inman and Hanna Hardee Inman.  In 1774 they lived in Burke County, North Carolina.  They removed westward across the Blue Ridge Mountains about 1785 just in time to participate in the tumultous beginning of Tennessee.

At that time the area was known as Washington District, North Carolina and had the Mississippi River as its western boundary.  The Trans-Blue Ridge community felt isolated and abandoned by North Carolina and accordingly, organized the Watauga Association to provide their own government and protection.  The North Carolina legislature in 1784 tried unsuccessfully to give the settlement to the federal government, and at that time the Tennesseans organized their own “Free State of Franklin” [at first called Frankland].

Daniel Goans arrived just in time to help elect John Sevier governor of the unauthorized new state which petitioned for admission to the United States.  The fledgling state of Franklin was ignored by Congress, and Sevier was arrested for treason.  A friendly jailor allowed Sevier to escape, and he went out to organize a militia.  When the Revolutionary forces needed help in the West, the Americans appointed Sevier a brigadier-general, and his militia soundly defeated the British and the Loyalists in the Battle of Kings Mountain and in the Battle of Cowpens in South Carolina.

On May 26, 1790 the federal government accepted Tennessee with a population of 35,691 into the union as the “Territory south of the River Ohio,” providing the territory could produce a population of 60,000 people.  In 1795, a territorial census barely reached the prescribed minimum which undoubtedly included Indians [whenever needed.]

“Daniel Goen, Ezekiel Goen and William Goen” appeared in the 1800 tax list of Jefferson County, Tennessee enumerated in Capt. McDonald’s Company.  Each was recorded as “one white poll.” In addition Ezekiel Goen was assessed taxes on 100 acres of land.
Daniel Goans established his family on the north side of the Nolichucky River above the mouth of Long Creek.  He died there in 1810, and Susannah Inman Goans died there in 1816, according to the research of Willis T. Finley, descendant and Foundation Member of Lonview, Texas.

In Oct 1782 Daniel Gowin is indicted as a torie along with Shadrach Inman, his brother-in-law and Charles McPeters, the father-in-law of Shadrach Inman. (9) This is an involved situation. Daniel Gowin was from England and really had no animosity toward the mother country. The taxes and problems that had convinced many Americans that independence was the only answer was not as apparent to the frontiersman that were faced with the problems of survival.
Daniel Gowin along with the Inmans soon left the Catawba country and bought land further inland probably around 1785. Leeper states that the Gowins family “lived on a boundary of land on Long Creek” (10) in Tennessee now Jefferson Co.

To refer again to the letter by Nancy Lavenia she says that “Daniel Goans and Anna Goans sons and daughters were Ezekiel, William, Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, Abednigo, Jane, Sarah & Daniel. We know of Shadrach and Francis as mentioned in the will of Susannah. (11)
Daniel Gowin’s estate is administered by his wife Susannah Goin and the inventory returned 6 Sep 1810. (12) Thus Daniel died some time before that date.
Again, one can only conjecture as to the date of Daniel’s birth. If the item is correct involving Samuel Doak then Daniel could have been born in 1735. Susannah’s birth is only conjecture. We know her brother Shadrach was born 27 Jan 1747 and Abednego 1 July 1752. I would probably put Susannah’s birth as about 1744. Daniel II is listed as the last child in Nancy Lavenia’s letter.

Subject:  Re: [NCBurke] daniel goans

Charlotte:

I just read your post concerning Daniel Goin who married Susannah Inman,
sister of Shadrack, Meshack and Abendago, et. al, Inman.  My interest in the Inman
family comes from my research on the McDowell – McPeeters family. Shadrack Inman married Mary McPeeters, the daughter of Charles and Mary McDowell McPeeters.

VA records.  This Samuel Doak appears to be the elder Samuel who was married to Jane Mitchell, and were parents of the well known Revolutionary Presbyterian minister, Rev. Samuel Doak.  You may be aware that Rev. Samuel Doak was noted as giving the invocation at the gathering at Sycamore Shoals when the “Overmoutain” men gathered prior to the march to
the battle of King’s mountain, NC.

Daniel Goin is named as a “cited” (suspected) Torie in a summons issued 12
December 1782 by the Clerk of Court of Burke Co., NC.  His name is written as
“Dan’l Gowin”  This court summons sent to the Sheriff to notify the named
suspected Tories in the county to appear the “Third Monday in Janry next” (1783) at
the Court to give reason why they should not have their property confiscated.
There were 121 men named in the summons, among them were Shadrack Inman
(brother in law of Daniel Goin), Charles McPeters (father in law of Shadrack
Inman), Joseph McPeters (son of Charles McPeters), Jonathan McPeters (son of Charles
McPeters), David Melson (Nelson) – relationship to the family is unclear but
Jonathan McPeters became guardian to David Nelson,Jr., three Hyatt men who are
some way intermarried into the Inman family – Hezekiah Hyatt, Seth Hyatt,
Edward Hyatt, and James Barnes, a nephew of Charles McPeters.

I honestly have not been able, as of yet, to completely comprehend why these
men were cited as being suspected Tories or Tory sympathizers, although it is
part of the larger Court martial trial of Gen. Charles McDowell.  (Who was the
first cousin of Charles McPeters wife Mary McDowell McPeters).  It is an
established fact that both Joseph and Jonathan McPeters served as Patriots during
the Revolution from Burke Co., NC, and I can’t really make sense of why they
were being cited as Tories at the end of the Revolution, but, perhaps further
research will help clarify this.
Charmaine

The bitter animosity engendered during the Revolutionary war between the Whigs and Tories did not subside immediately after the treaty of peace in 1783.  The few of the latter who remained in the country were ever after subjected to social ostracism, and were most fortunate if they escaped personal violence.  The patriotic inhabitants of the frontier could not so soon forget the manner in which their babes had been taken from the cradle and from the breasts of their mothers, and their brains dashed out, by the hated and despised Tories; nor could they blot from their memory the fact that those foes to their country, while professing friendship to the Whigs, acted as spies for the enemy, and secretly joined the predatory bands of Indians in their incursions against their nearest neighbors of the settlements, and shared in the booty while they excelled their savage allies in deeds of inhumanity.  Indeed, this anti-Tory feeling only died out when the last patriot of the Revolution expired.  That there would be numerous collisions between the two factions was to be expected, as that would be no more than the legitimate result of such bitter personal resentment; nor could the wranglings cease except with the death of the parties.

Ezekiel Inman was born in Maryland about 1740 to Robert Inman.  In 1774 they lived in Burke County.  They removed to Jefferson County, Tennessee about 1785.

At that time the area was known as Washington District, North Carolina and had the Mississippi River as its western boundary.  The Trans-Blue Ridge community felt isolated and abandoned by North Carolina and organized the Watauga Association to provide their own government and protection.  The North Carolina legislature in 1784 tried unsuccessfully to give the settlement to the federal government, and at that time the Tennesseeans organized their own “Free State of Frank-lin” [at first called Frankland].

Daniel Goans arrived just in time to help elect John Sevier governor of the unauthorized new state which petitioned for admission to the United States.  The fledgling state of Franklin was ignored by Congress, and Sevier was arrested for treason.  A friendly jailor allowed Sevier to escape, and he went out to organize a militia.  When the Revolutionary forces needed help in the West, the Americans appointed Sevier a brigadier-general, and his militia soundly defeated the British and the Loyalists in the Battle of Kings Mountain and in the Battle of Cowpens in South Carolina.

On May 26, 1790 the federal government accepted Tennessee with a population of 35,691 into the union as the “Territory south of the River Ohio,” providing the territory could produce a population of 60,000 people.  In 1795, a territorial census barely reached the prescribed minimum which undoubtedly included Indians [wherever needed.]

“Daniel Goen, Ezekiel Goen and William Goen” appeared in the 1800 tax list of Jefferson County, enumerated in Capt. McDonald’s Company.  Each was recorded as “one white poll.” In addition Ezekiel Goen was assessed taxes on 100 acres of land.  They appeared on the tax rolls of Jefferson County, according to “Jefferson County, Tennessee Tax Roll.”

Daniel Goans established his family on the north side of the Nolichucky River above the mouth of Long Creek.  “Daniel Goin” died there in 1810.  “Susannah Goin, administratrix” prepared an inventory of his estate which was delivered to the Jefferson County Court September 6, 1810, according to “Jefferson County, Tennessee Will Book 1, 1792-1810.”  It was received and recorded by County Clerk Joseph Hamilton September 10, 1810.

On October 9, 1816, “Susannah Goin” wrote her own will.  In it she mentioned “son, Shadrach Goin” and “daughter, Fanny Evins.”  Witnesses were Shadrach Inman, John Inman and John Inman, Jr.  The will was presented for probate in the December session, 1816 to the Jefferson County Court, after her death.

Children born to Daniel Goans and Susannah Inman Goans, according to a letter written February 15, 1994 by Ib Jensen of San Antonio, Texas, include:

Daniel Goans, Jr.           born in 1774
Ezekiel Goans                born about 1776
William Goans               born about 1779
Hannah Goans                born about 1782
Sarah Goans                    born about 1785
Fanny Goans                   born about 1788
Shadrach Goans              born in 1790
Meschack Goans             born about 1793
Abednego Goans             born about 1797

Donna Gowin Johnston, Foundation member of Casper, Wyoming, wrote in 1993 that “Daniel Gowin had a grandson, Drury Goin, who was born out of wedlock to Fanny Goin.”
Daniel Gowen & Susannah Inman

BIRTH: Could have been as early as 1737 or as late as 1750 – As to the place of birth, it could have been England
MARRIAGE: Probably took place in North Carolina around 1770
Daniel Gowens

In 1906 a short history was written by Nancy Lavenia Goans Edwards, the great granddaughter of Daniel Gowen I, which states “Daniel Guane was stolen from England and brought to America and bound to a man by the name of Doak and was made to learn the masons trade” (2)

The only proof we have of this actually happening is in the Augusta Co Virginia Court Records (3) dated 19 Aug 1747, Daniel Gawen, a servant boy of Samuel Doak, adjudged to be 12 years old.  This Samuel Doak moved from Virginia to North Carolina and then on to Tennessee.

By about 1770 he is listed among the settlers on the Upper Catawba in Rowan Co North Carolina as Daniel Goin. (4)  5 Nov 1774 Daniel Goin is paid for a wolfscalp in Rowan Co NC. (5)

By 1778 he enters 150 acres of land on Paddys Crk branch of the Catawba River with Henry Wakefield.  The name is spelled Gowing.  (6) his land is near Nathan Burchfield, Henry Earnest and Patrick McKinney. (7)

In April of 1780 he is involved in a court case in Burke Co NC in which Greenberry Wilson, Abrella Burchfield, John Baker, Jane Gowin and Thos White Sr all testify that a certain horse did belong to Daniel Gowin previously in a case involving Daniel Gowin vs James Murphy.  (8)

In Oct 1782 Daniel Gowin is indicted as a torie along with Shadrach Inman , his brother-in-law and Charles McPeters, the father-in-law of Shadrach Inman. (9) This is an involved situation.  Daniel Gowin who probably was from England and really had no animosity toward the mother country.  The taxes and problems that had convinced many Americans that independence was the only answer was not as apparent to the frontiersman that were faced with the problems of survival.

Daniel Gowin along with the Inmans soon left the Catawba country and bought land further inland probably around 1785. Leeper states that the Gowins family “lived on a boundary of land on Long Creek”  (10) in Tennessee now Jefferson Co.

To refer again to the letter by Nancy Lavenia she says that “Daniel Goans and Anna Goans sons and daughters were Ezekiel, William Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, Jane, Sarah & Daniel.  We know of Shadrach and Francis as mentioned in the will of Susannah. (11)

Daniel Gowin’s estate is administered by his wife Susannah Goin and the inventory returned 6 Sep 1810. (12)  Thus Daniel died some time before that date.

Again, one can only conjecture as to the date of Daniel’s birth.  If the item is correct involving Samuel Doak then Daniel could have been born in 1735. Susannah’s birth is only conjecture.  We know her brother Shadrach was born 27 Jan 1747 and Abednego 1 July 1752.  I would probably put Susannah’s birth as about 1744.  Daniel II is listed as the last child in Nancy Lavenia’s letter.

1) The surname Gowens has many varient spellings in the historical records of Tennessee and North Carolina including Guane, Goin, Going, Goan, Gowen, Goins, Goans, and Gowens.
2) Nancy Lavenia Goans Edwards, Paper on her families history.
3) Lyman Chalkley, Augusta Co Virginia Court Records 1745-1800 Vol 1 p 30 .
4) North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, August 1982, p133. 134.
5) Jo Linn White, Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Rowan Co, NC 1763-1774 Vol II.
6) Phifer, Burke, The History of a North Carolina 1777-1920, Appendix B L and Entry #482
7) Burke Co Genealogical Society Pub p24
8) Burke Co NC Land Records and More Important Miscellaneous Records 751 -1809 Vol III p86.
9) Burke Co Genealogical Society Pub p95
10) Lee L. Powers, Thomas Jarnagin p77.
11) Nancy Lavenia Goans Edwards Paper, 1906
12) Jefferson Co TN Will Book #1 1792-1810, Vo1 p 341 FHL film # 968311.
DEATH: Jefferson Co TN Probate Rec Vol 1 p 341 FHL Film# 968311 Inv of Daniel Gowins estate dated 6 Sep 1810 There is evidence of more children which has not been proven William, Ezekial, Meshack, Abednego, Hannah, Sarah
Inventory of the Estate of Daniel Gowins
Susannah Goin Admrx

An inventory of the estate of Daniel Gowins deceased Jefferson County at September the 6th Day 1810 by Admx of said estate.
Too head of horses three head of cows three yearlings one calf four beds and furniture six pots and kittles six plates and 2 basons and two dishes 4 pails and 2 churns 1 Chist 1 looking glass 1 gun barrel and lock and triggers 2 bedsteads 1 spinning wheel and check reel 1 loom and a man’s saddle 3 knives and 3 forks 5 tin cups 1 smoothing iron 2 pr of bed cords 3 bee stands 3 old axes 1 iron wedge 1 barshear and hanging 3 augars 1 Coulter 1 handsaw and drawing knife 1 maddock 1 crooked drawing knife two barrells 1 round shave and crows 14 head of hogs
September 10th 1810  I, Susannah Goin Administratrix of all and singular the goods and Chattels of Daniel Goin deceased do certify the above to be a true Inventory of the goods and Chattels now in my possession. Filed 10th September 1810
her
Susannah      X       Goin
mark J. Hamilton, Clk
WILL OF SUSANNAH GOIN

In the name of God amen, I SUSANNAH GOIN of Jefferson County and State of Tensey.  Being in a low state of helth But of Sound mind and memory calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowin that it is apointed by God for all the human family onst to die doth constitute and apint this my last will and testiment as folers –

First I will my soul to God who gave it and my body to be buried in a cristion like manor

Secondly – It is my will that my son SHADRACH GOIN be apointed Executor of this my last will and testament –

Thirdly – It is my will that those of my Children that has taken care of me and shall continue to take care of me through life and since my removal from home – shall alow for the same out of my estate
Forthly – It is my will that my Daughter FANEY EVINS shall have my wering close
Fifthly – It is my will that the remener of my estate be equilly divided among my hers revoking all former Wills or Will by me made – Giving under my hand and ceil this 9th day of October AD 1816 In the presents of
his
Shadrack x Inman
mark
John Inman
John Inman Junior
State of Tennessee
Jefferson County December Sessions 1816

The following are two pages from the North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal August of 1982 which gives some marvelous information on our families in Burke County and Rowan County.  You can click on these pages to enlarge them.  It gives us a rough map from land records as to where and who owned land when our people were in North Carolina.

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3 Responses to 1737 Daniel Goin possibly immigrated from England

  1. Rita says:

    Has anyone found out Indian heritage.
    I was brought believing I was Indian.

    My Grandmother was a double Goins.

    Lidge Goins and Dora Goins were her parents

    • douggoyen says:

      I have heard several people who claim Indian ancestry in the Goins lines. I’ve seen at least one line where they verified their Indian ancestry was through a mother’s line. I think that may be the case with most of the Goins lines that do have some Indian ancestry. I have not seen any Y-DNA results (which would be through the Goins father’s line) that shows an Indian ancestry.

      • douggoyen says:

        So the Indian ancestry that the Goins lines may have, appears to be through lines where a male Goins or Going married a female with Indian heritage. Again, the reason I think this is because no Goins or Going male descendants (with the Goins or Going surname) have tested that show an Indian haplogroup. Let me know if that changes (if someone with a Goin surname does test into an Indian haplogroup).

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