1748-58 Sherwood Going

Sherwood Going born approx 1748-58, died 1823.

Spouses:

Ruth Bennett – m. Apr 30, 1793

(Elizabeth) Betsy Coventon – m. Dec 31, 1804

Parents: 

Alexander Gowen b. 1705 – d. bef. Feb 1775, married to Sophia (unk maiden name, she also appears to have used the name Scythe) – Stafford Va till 1739, Orange Co NC 1753, Fairfax 1768-74, Pittsylvania Co 1773-75

Children:

Unknown at this time.

Siblings: 

Daniel Gowing b. 1735
David Gowing b. 1738 (Note: other possible parents for David are Peter Gowing and Isabell)
Sophia Gowing Jr b. 1739 :
Alexander Gowen Jr b. 1742 – d. ?
Ursula Gowen b. 1745 – d. ? , m. to Johnathan Tyra
John Goyen b. 1748
Jesse Gowing b. abt 1750
Sherwood Gowing b. abt 1748-58

Facts and Events:

1777 April 24 – Page 323. Apr 24, 1777 from John Bynum (Buynum) of P, to Daniel Gowin of Orange County, North Carolina, for 65 £, all that tract of land in P on Rattlesnake Cr or Run, and joining Country line, and bounded by [trees], about 400 acres. Signed – John Bynum. Wit – none. [No recording date mentioned].  Extracted from: Pittslyvania County, Virginia Deed Book 4 (1774-1778), by T.L.C. Genealogy  Pittsylvania Co, Va.  1777 April 24 Daniel Gowin and John Bynum Pittsylvania Va bk 4 323 (Note:  This is the land that later is conveyed by Sophia Gowin to Sherwood Gowin).  
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1781 Sept 24 – Deed: deed to Sophia, 24 Sep 1781, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA” Daniel Gowing to Suffiah Gowing 400 acres 1781.  This Indenture made this twenty fourth Day of September in the Year of our lord one thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty one and in the Sixth Year of our Independence Between Daniel Gowing of the State of So Carolina of the one part & Suffiah Gowing of Pittsylvania County in the Commonwealth of Virginia of the other part Witnesseth that for and in Consideration of the Sum of thirty pounds to the said Daniel Gowing in hand paid by the said Suffiah Gowing at or before the Sealing & Delivery of these presents the Receipt of which he doth hereby acknowledge & therefore doth release aquit and Discharge the said Suffiah Gowing her Executors & Administrators by these presents he the said Daniel Gowing granted bargained sold aliened and Confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell alien and Confirm unto the said Suffiah Gowing and her heirs a Certain Piece or parcel of Land Situate Lying and being in the County of Pittsylvania aforesaid and bounded as followeth Beginning at a red oak on the Country Line thence a new line North twelve Degrees West two hundred & sixty poles to pointers thence south Eighty nine Degrees two hundred Sixty poles to Pointers thence south twelve Degrees East two hundred & fifty poles to pointers on the Country Line thence with the same West two hundred & sixty poles to the Beginning Containing four hundred Acres be the same more or less, and all houses buildings orchard ways Waters Profits hereditiments and all appurtenances whosoever to the said premises hereby granted or any part thereof belonging and the reversion & (reversing) Remainder Rents (Isues) and profits thereof and also all the Estate right title Claim and Demand Whatsoever of him the s’d Daniel Gowing of in & to the said premises and all Deed or writing in any Wise Concerning the same To have and to hold the lands hereby Conveyed and all and singular and Every part and parcel thereof Bargained & Sold and every of their appurtenances unto the said Suffiah Gowing her heirs and assigns for ever to the only proper use and behoof of her the said Suffiah Gowing and her heirs and assigns forever and the said Daniel Gowing doth by these presents warrant and forever defend the sam In Witness whereof he hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above written
Daniel Gowing L.S
In presence of James Gillasp, James Sandon, William Gillaspy
Memorandum that on the Day and Date within mentioned I acknowledge to have Rec’d full Satisfaction for the within mentioned Land and free and Quiet Possion is given to the same Witness my hand Daniel Gowing L.S, James Gillaspy.  Pittsylvania Co., Virginia  Pittsylvania Co, Va.  1785 Dec 19 Suffiah Gowing and Daniel Gowing Pittsylvania Va bk 7 546   1781 Oct 21 – Daniel Going deed recorded in Pittsylvania.  At a Court held for Pittsylvania County the 21st day of October 1781. The Within Indenture together with the Memorandum of Livery and Seizen hereon Indorsed was proved by the Oaths of two of the Witnesses thereto to be the Acts and Deed of the Within Named Daniel Going and the same was Ordered to be Certified & afterwards at a Court held for the said County the 19th day of Dec. 1785. To Wit, the same was further proved by the oath of the other witness thereto to be the act and Deed of the said Daniel Going All which were ordered to be Recorded by the Court. Teste Will. Tunstall ( C )”
Pittsylvania Co., Va
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http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1790 Sherwood Gowin, 1 tithe 1 horse [frame 476] Pittsylvania Co Va
Suffiah Gowin, 1 slave over 16, 1 slave 12-16, 3 horses
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/pittsylvania.htm

1791 Sherwood Gowing, 1 tithe 1 slave over 16, 1 slave 12-16, 5 horses [frame 515] Pittsylvania Co Va
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/pittsylvania.htm

1793 Sufiah Gowing & Sherwood 1 tithe 1 slave over 16, 4 horses [frame 598] Pittsylvania Co Va
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/pittsylvania.htm

1793 April 30 – Sherwood Going, was married to Ruth Bennett, On April 30, 1793, according to “Caswell County, North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1850,” Record 1108, witness Ald Murphy, Court Clerk, Bond No. 15503. James Gillaspy was the bondsman. Caswell Co NC.  1793 April 30 – Sherwood Going married Ruth Bennett, Caswell County bond, James Gillaspy bondsman. Caswell Co, NC
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1794 Safiah Going 1 slave over 16, 4 horses [frame 623] Pittsylvania Co Va
Sherwood Going 1 tithe 2 horses
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/pittsylvania.htm

1795B Gowing, John 1 tithe 1 horse [frame 694] Pittsylvania Co Va
Gowing, Jesse 1 tithe 2 horses
Gowing, Sherwood & Mother 1 tithe 2 slaves 12-16, 5 horses
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/pittsylvania.htm

1796B Gowing, Sherwood 1 tithe 1 slave 12-16, 5 horses Pittsylvania Co Va
Gowing, John 1 tithe 1 horse
Gowing, Jesse 1 tithe 2 horses
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/pittsylvania.htm

1797A Going, John 1 tithe 1 horse [frame 768] Pittsylvania Co Va
Going, Sherwood & Mother 1 tithe 1 slave 12-16, 4 horses
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1798 Nov – Court: Clopton v Going, Nov 1798, , Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA. November Court 1798. George Clopton … Demandant
Against: Sophia Going, Jesse Going, John Going and Sherwood Going .. Tenants – Upon a Writ of Right… Pittsylvania Co, Va. 1798 May 21- Sophia Going Sr, John Going, Jesse Going, and Sherwood Going sued by George Clompton on testimony of James Saunders of Caswell County, North Carolina. Sophia, Sr., was apparently living on land claimed by George Clopton on 21 May 1798 when he sued Sophia, John, Jesse and Sherwood Going as tenants [Orders 1783-7, 354; 1795-8, 461, 479, 486; 1798-1801, 23, 59]. Pittsylvania Co, Va.  http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1799 Nov 21 – Sophia Going Jr., perhaps suing for her part of her father’s estate, was awarded 20 pounds, 5 shillings by a jury on 21 November 1799. – Sherwood Going became a defendant in the suit when Sophia, Sr., failed to meet the payment of a bond [Orders 1798-1801, 109, 180, 204, 233] Pittsylvania Co, Va. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1800 June 16 – Sophia Going Sr to Sherwood Going
Deed: Gift or personal property from Sophia Gowen to her son Sherwood, 16 Jun 1800, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA. Image and transcription courtesy Beth Carruth 2014
Sophia Going to Sherwood Going 1800 household goods and stock
Be it remembered that these presents comes Greeting and made known to all whom it may concern that Whereas my Son Sherwood Going hath paid and advanced sundry sums of Money for me at divers times to amount equal in value to what shall be herein after conveyed to compensate him. Be it known that I Sophia Going of the County of Pittsylvania and State afd. as well for the foregoing consideration as for the love I bear for him as a Child do by these presents make over, sell, alien, enfeoff and confirm to him the said Sherwood Going, and do moreover deliver by Virtue of this Indenture to the sd Sherwood and his heirs for ever the following property, to wit, Negro Sary Negro Tom, one Sorrel Mare, one dark bay Horse, Colt, two Cows, one Stear yearling one Heifer yearling, one Desk, one Chest, one Cubbard, two Beds and furnature – Six puter basons, one dozen and half of puter plates, two dozen of Earthen plates, one pare of Stillards and the hole of my Castings and one Walnut Table, two Bedsteads, five Chairs, three Warter Vessels, one Case of Knives & forks and all her plantation Utensils and thre Pewter Dishes, one box Iron & heaters. Which said goods and Chattles, Stock, furniture and other property I the said Sophia do & will Warrant and for ever defend against the claim or demand of all and every Person or persons whatsoever but to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Sherwood and is heirs and assigns for ever And further covenant to Warrant and defend a good and Lawful title in and to the said Property to him the said Sherwood and to his heirs and assigns for ever In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this 16th day of April 1800 – Suffiah Gowin (seal)
Sealed and delivered in the presence off.. John Winters, Wm. Wright
At a Court held for Pittsylvania County June the 16th. 1800 – This Bill of Sale was presented in Court and proved by the Oaths of two of the witnesses thereto to be the act and deed of the within named Sophia Gowing party thereto Ordered that the same be recorded –
Teste Will Tunstall C P C
From Pittsylvania County Deed Book 12, p. 153″
1800 June 16 Sherwood Going and Sophia Going Pittsylvania Va bk 12 153
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1804 Dec 31 – Sherwood Going was remarried to Betsy Coventon
December 31, 1804, according to “Caswell County, North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1850,” Record 1108, witness Ald Murphey, Court Clerk, Bond No. 55676. James Gillaspy was again his bondsman. Caswell Co, NC
1804 Dec 31 – Sherwood Going was remarried to Betsy Coventon December 31, 1804, according to “Caswell County, North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1850,” Record 1108, witness Ald Murphey, Court Clerk, Bond No. 55676. James Gillaspy was again his bondsman. Caswell Co, NC. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/gowenms002.pdf

1811 B, 42nd Regiment and South District by James M. Williams, Pittsylvania County, Va
Sherwood Going 2 tithes 1 slave over 16, 5 horses [frame 736]
Richard Going 1 tithe 3 horses
John Going 1 tithe 1 horse
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1812 42nd Pittsylvania Co, Va
Going, Sherwood 2 tithes 1 slave over 16, 5 horses [frame 805]
Going, Richard 1 tithe 2 horses
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1814 List of James M. Williams, Pittsylvania County
Sherwood Going 2 tithes 1 slave over 16, 2 horses [frame 85]
Richard Going 1 tithe 1 slave 12-16, 2 horses
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1814 Nov 15 – Sophia Gowin to Sherwood Gowin
Deed: Sophia Gowin 200 acres to son Sherwood, 15 Nov 1814, , Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA. 9 Transcription of deed between Sophia Going and her son Sherwood giving him 200 acres of land. 1814, Pittsylvania County, VA. This land makes up half of the acreage owned by Sophia Going.
1814 Pittsylvania County, VA. From Pittsylvania County Deed Book 19, page 27-28
Image and transcription courtesy Beth Carruth 2014
“This Indenture, made this fourteenth day of October in the year of our Lord Christ Eighteen Hundred and fourteen, Between Sophia Gowin and her son Sherwood Gowin both of the County of Pittsylvania & State of Virginia, Witnesseth, that the said Sophia Gowin for the natural affection which she has and do bear towards her son and more especially for the care he has taken of me in my old age have given and granted to him the said Sherwood and to his heirs and assigns forever a Certain Tract piece or parcel of Land situate lying and being in the County and State aforesaid adjoining the state line and bounded as follows, To wit, Beginning at a pine on the state line James Parrishes Corner and runing West with the state line to a red oak on Coxes line then North with Coxes line so far as to make two Hundred Acres adjoining the state line making the Land on an oblong square including two forks of Rattlesnake Creek and the plantation whereon the said Sherwood now lives together with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appurtaining and the said Sophia Gowin doth for herself her Heirs and assigns warrant and forever defend the right and title of said Land and premises, In Witness whereof she hath hereunto set her hand and affixed her seal the day and Year first above written –
Sophia her+mark Gowin (seal)
Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence of –
Dan’l Farley Fauntleroy, Allen Peyton Going, Stephen T. Woodson
At a Court held for Pittsylvania County the 15th day of November 1814 The within written Deed of Gift was presented in Court and proved by the oaths of three witnesses thereto subscribed to the act and Deed of the within named Sophia Gowin party thereto and ordered to be recorded – Teste Will Tunstall Cl. From Pittsylvania County, Va Deed Book 19, page 27-28″. Pittsylvania Co, Va. 1814 Nov 15 Sherwood Gowin and Sophia Gowin Pittsylvania Va bk 19 27
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1815 List of James M. Williams
Richard Going 1 tithe 1 slave 12-16, 3 horses [frame 114]
Sherod Going 2 tithes 2 slaves 12-16, 7 horses
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1816 List of James M. Williams
Sherwood Going 3 tithes 5 horses
Richard Going 1 tithe 2 slaves over 16, 2 horses [frame 201]
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1817 List of James M. Williams
Sherwood Going 2 tithes 6 horses [frame 258]
Richard Going 1 tithe 1 slave over 16, 1 horse [frame 259]
Going, Jno fn 2 tithes 1 horse [frame 394]
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1818 List of James M. Williams
Sherwood Going 1 tithe 4 horses
Peyton Going 1 tithe 1 horse
Richard Going 1 tithe 2 slaves over 16, 2 horses
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1819, Pittsylvania County
Sherwood Going 1 tithe 3 horses [frame 365]
Richard Going 1 tithe 2 slaves over 16, 1 horse [frame 366]
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1820 Williams District, Pittsylvania County
Peyton Going 1 tithe [frame 455]
Sherwood Going 1 tithe 3 horses
Richard Going 1 tithe 1 slave over 16, 1 slave 12-16, 1 horse
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1820 US Census in Pittsylvania County, Va with Sherod Going as resident
[Sherod “Sherwood” Going]
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Pittsylvania, Virginia
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 4
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 2
Slaves – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture: 4
Free White Persons – Under 16: 7
Free White Persons – Over 25: 3
Total Free White Persons: 10
Total Slaves: 1
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 11

1820 Va Pittsylvania Co US Census w Sherod Going

1821 List of Thomas Williams
Sherod Going 4 horses
Sytha Going 1 horse [frame 483]
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1821 Nov 19 James D. Patton, Doctor C. Williams, and Holloway Pass, Commissioners appointed by the County Court of Pittsylvania on one part, and Thomas Stamps of Halifax County on the other part – Thomas Stamps purchases 200 acres in Pittsylvania County formerly owned by Sophia Going decd and bounded by John Hicks, Thomas Atkins, Sab? Cox, and Sherwood Going. Signed: James D Patton, D C Williams, Halloway Pass. Wits: John Ross, Robert Ross, William Linn. Pittsylvania Va bk 24 277
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1822, Pittsylvania County
Sytha Going 1 horse
Sherwood Going 3 horses
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1823 List of Thomas Tunstall
Sytha Going 1 horse [frame 628]
Sherwood Going 4 horses
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1823 Nov 18 Elizabeth Going widow of Sherrod Going decd of Pittsylvania County, Va., to William Dix Jr 73 acres being 1/3 of the land formerly owned by Sherrod Going containing 220 acres. Signed: Elizabeth Going. Wits: Jas M William, Jno Noble, Nath Wilson, Geo H Baskervill.
1824 Jan 22 Betw Doctor C Williams, Joseph Mottley, Josiah Dobbs, and Timmothy Stamps, commissioners appointed by County Court of Pittsylvania to sell lands of Sherwood Going decd. of one part, and William Dix Jr of the other part. Sherwood Going died seized of 200 acres of land subject to dower of Elizabeth Going the widow of said Sherwood Going decd. Land lying on both sides of Rattlesnake Creek and bounded by the State line, Dix’s line, Cox’s line, Lindsey’s line, Parrick’s line. Signed: D C Williams, Joseph Motley, Dabbs. Wit: Nath Wilson. Pittsylvania Va bk 26 110-111
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