1749 Drury Goyen married to Sarah “Sallie” Baxter – ydna match

Drury Goyen 1749 – 1796, married Sarah “Sallie” Baxter b. abt 1751 – d. 1820 – ydna match – see: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/ydna-matches/

PARENTS of Drury Goyen: (unknown – best guesses):

(Not known – no documents found to date confirm who Drury Going’s parents were.  Due to Y-DNA results, the most likely parents of Drury Goyen (or Going) are listed below):

Thomas Going b. abt 1720 (1st choice:  alternative parent.  Y-DNA match – Thomas Going is son of John Going and Mary Keith Going – which could mean that John Going and Mary Keith Going are actually Drury Going’s grandparents rather than parents)

John Going b. abt 1700 and Mary Keith (2nd choice: alternative parent. Y-DNA match – there are no known documents verifying Drury’s parents.  Y-DNA verifies that the descendants of Drury Goyen b. 1749 have the same paternal ancestor as Thomas Goin).

Alexander Going b. abt 1710-15 – d. bef. Feb 1775, m. Sophia ? (3rd choice: alternative parents – Y-DNA match.  Alexander Going’s children appeared to be close to John Going’s children (1st cousins.  Often they lived next to eachother and it is difficult to determine which parents their descendants belonged to).

John Going b. abt 1729 is another son of John Going b. 1700.  His age makes him a possible candidate as well.  Tracking his documentation and where he lived has been difficult.  I am in the middle of reworking his page – much of it is not correct and is in the process of being updated.  I have been unable to document who his children were – if any, but he is also a possibile parent of Drury, if he had children.

(All the above are Y-DNA matches to Drury Goyen/Going’s line – their confirmed descendants’ Y-DNA match Drury Going’s descendants.  They are also the correct age to be the parent of Drury Going b. 1749.  The only document connection I could find to Drury Going with any of the three above was to William Going b. 1733 – the confirmed son of John Going b. 1700 and the brother of Thomas Going b. 1720.  This leads me to believe that either John Going b. 1700 or Thomas Going b. 1720 are the most likely choices as parent of Drury Going).

The clusters of Going families that lived nearby in the 1750s were – these would be the most likely candidates:

1) John Going b. about 1700 who married Mary Keith – his family lived in Lunenburg County, Virginia in the 1750s – in an area that later became Mecklenburg County, Virginia (This appears to be the John Going who was the son of William Going b. abt 1681 of Stafford County, Virginia). (YDNA match)

2) Alexander Going and his family who were living in the Orange County, North Carolina area.  (Alexander Going was another child of William Going b. 1681 of Stafford County, Virginia). (YDNA match)

3)  Drury Going and James Going who lived in Brunswick County, Virginia that later becomes Greensville County, Virginia.  (The parental line of Drury and James Going is unknown). (Unknown YDNA results for descendants)

4) Edward Going, Michael Going, Thomas Going, and Joseph Going who were living further south in Granville County, North Carolina around the Tar River and Taylor’s Creek area (this appears to the be group of Going’s who came from Henrico and Hanover County, Virginia). (unknown YDNA results for descendants)

5) William Going m. to Anna Statia Sullivan, Moses Going, and Aaron Going living in Goochland County, Virginia.  (The parental line of this William Going is unknown). (Unknown YDNA results for descendants)

6) William Gowen and his family that lived in the “Grassy Creek” area of Granville County, North Carolina.  (The parental line of the “Grassy Creek” Going family is unknown). (Unknown YDNA results for descendants).

7)  William Gowen and his family who lived in the Bedford County, Virginia   area.    (The parental line of this William Gowen is unknown).  (YDNA does not match Drury Going/Goyen b. 1749’s line).

(Note: re Going/Gowen lines:  At least some of the Going/Gowen lines appear to have come out of Gloucester County and New Kent County, Virginia.  Unfortunately, records before the 1860s in Gloucester County, Virginia, and New Kent County, Virginia, have been destroyed.  Some state-wide records prior to the 1860s from those counties, for land grants, indicate that some Going families were living in those counties.  But since the county records were destroyed, it might not be possible to piece together where several of the above Going lines came from).

CHILDREN born to Drury and Sarah include (confirmed):

1) Martha Going born about 1768 – d. Aug 19, 1813,  (Married 1790 to – Larkin “Asa” Tindall (d 1841)- moved to Warren County, Ga). (confirmed)
2) Elijah Going born in 1770 – d. 1807 (Chester, SC) (confirmed)
3) Job Going b. Sept 5, 1772 Chester, SC-d. April 23, 1854, Tuscaloosa Co, AL m. Rebecca Lockert – of Aaron and Sarah Miles Lockert (confirmed)
4) Isaac Going born April 28, 1775 (Chester, SC) – (Married on Aug 21, 1804 to Rebecca Palmer) (confirmed)
5) James Goyne born in 1777 (confirmed)
6) Sarah Baxter Going born 1786 (confirmed)
7) Mary Going born in 1787 (confirmed)
8) Rebecca Going born about 1789 (confirmed)
9) Thomas Baxter Going born in 1795 (confirmed)

SIBLINGS (unknown – its possible Drury was an only child, or it is possible the following people were siblings of his):

(The following siblings are possible siblings of Drury Goyen):

John Gowen Jr. b. abt 1720 m. Elizabeth (confirmed child of John Going Sr b. abt 1700 – YDNA match with descendants)
Thomas Gowen b. abt 1722 (confirmed child of John Going Sr b. abt 1700 – YDNA match with descendants)
Susannah Gowen Hubbard b. abt 1725 – 1731 (confirmed child of John Going Sr b. abt 1700)
William Goyne b. 1728 – 1733 (confirmed child of John Going Sr b. abt 1700 – YDNA match with descendants)
Amos Goyen b. 1744 (possible sibling of Drury)
Drury Goyen b. 1749 (possible sibling of Drury)
James Goyne b. 1755 (possible sibling of Drury – YDNA match with descendants)


Y-DNA information for Goyen:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/y-dna-for-goyen/

Y-DNA matches (most distant known ancestors of people we match – have common paternal ancestor with these people):  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/ydna-matches/

Counties in South Carolina where Drury Goyen (Going) is noted in South Carolina (Fairfield, Chester, York, Union and possibly Kershaw Counties):


Early life to Adulthood:

Locations where Drury Goyen lived in South Carolina (and other Goyen/Going/Gowen families): (Click to enlarge all images):
South Carolina Rivers map in 1773 Marked 2

1) BIRTH – 1749 – DEATH – Feb 22, 1796 (See letter below):

1749 birth:  Drury Goyen is born in 1749 most likely in Lunenburg County, Virginia.   Drury Goyen (he also used Going as the spelling for his last name) marries 17-year-old Sarah “Sallie” Baxter in Camden District about 1767-1769.   Sarah Baxter is born about 1750 in Granville County [later Orange County, later Caswell County], North Carolina.

Drury Going’s age is confirmed through a letter from Thomas Baxter Going regarding his family:

Letter from Thomas Baxter Going providing birth year of Drury Going as 1749:
(The contents found at: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/nl199206.pdf )

“Walnut Grove, Etowah County, Ala.  March 16, 1879 Dear Brother, By the Divine Providence of God, I am again permitted to write to you in answer of yours and also to send your request. We are today enjoying common health and also Dabbs and Inman are well as far as I know. We have had a very cold, wet winter with heavy freezes, but little snow. Gentle spring has come in with mild and pleasant weather.

The farmers are busy engaged in preparing for another crop. There will be more guano used this year than has been any year previous. According to your request, I with pleasure send you a true list of ages as recorded in Father’s Bible.

I will begin with father and mother’s. Isaac Going was born 28th day of April, 1775. Mother, Rebecca Palmer was born 1st day of February 1789 and was married the 21st day of August 1804. Father was baptized in the May meeting of the Pacolet Church in 1803, and also the same year joined the Masonic fraternity. The death of Father and Mother stands recorded thus—- Rebecca Going departed this life the first day of August 1855,  aged 66 years and 6 months. Isaac Going departed this life the 27th day of January 1861, aged 85 years and 9 months and one day.

Our Grandfather, Drury Going departed this life the 22nd day of February 1796 in the 47th year of his age. He died on the road coming home from Charleston with his wagon and team. He lacked 3 days drive of reaching home when he died. He was hauled home and buried at home. Grandmother Sarah Going departed this life 22nd day of April 1820 in the 69th year of her age.

In looking over I find the date of Elisha P. Going’s death as 16th day of July 1864 by a cannon ball near Fussels Mill in the New Market fight, Henry County, Va. Now, dear brother, you can record the dates I have given you in your large family Bible so that your children and grandchildren may hand down their fore father’s posterity. The Going is of Irish, [and Palmer] on Mother’s side English and Dutch.

I was pleased to hear of the well doing of your children. I have not heard a word about Eva. Is she dead? Eunice sent her likeness to her. Eunice says she would like to enjoy Eva’s company again. I am getting old and feeble near 73 years old. I have not had good health since last July. When I feel able, I go out and work a little. I feel better with exercise. I gain, but the least cold throws me back.

I am what is called a Licentiate Preacher. I don’t go about much, but if it is the Lord’s will, when the weather becomes warm I wish to visit the churches around. Religion is at a very low ebb at this time owing to so many divisions of profession–three kinds of Baptists, Missionary, Primitive or commonly called Hard Shells. Two years ago they divided and called it The Church of Christ being wonderfully opposed to all benevolent institutions of the day, especially the Masonic fraternity and Sabbath Schools. Their chief doctrine is that of Election and reprobation and non-fellowship with all who do not coincide with their Views. There are two kinds of Methodists–North and South. They divided during the war– they have no fellowship with each other. Then there are the Seventh Day Adventists and Soul Sleeping Baptists. I could not give a full history of their doctrines in the space I have to write. They make proselytes owing to the unlearned and unread of many of the people.

I hope you and all the boys that have grown up have made to rejoice in Jesus Christ the Savior. Let us pray for each other as all are dead of father’s family that if we never meet again, we will try to meet together with our friends in Heaven. Farewell, Thomas B. Going To W.G.W. Going and children”

1796 Feb 27 death date:  Drury Going appears to have died suddenly and unexpectedly on Februry 27, 1796.  The letter above says he died on the road coming home from Charleston with his wagon and team.  He has no will, meaning he wasn’t fighting a lengthy illness.  His estate is disposed of in probate court.   Probate papers confirm that he died in 1796.  An interesting question posed by researcher Frederick Tucker is “what was Drury doing in Charleston?  Why make the trip in winter?” (My guess is that he may have been visiting a relative in that area (Note: possibly Amos Goyen‘s estate brought him to Charleston – a “James Johnston” and John Turner are noted in 1792 as filing suit against John Burns, the administrator of Amos Goyen’s estate.  Its possible additional issues came up regarding the estate in Charleston – (it was reported by some researchers that John Burns removed to Charleston.  Another possibility is if they were purchasing a slave (hate to say it, but Charleston is where the slave market was). 

2) Drury Goyen’s document connection to William Goyne/Going:  

William Gladden’s land transactions and proximity to John Gowen Sr (Drury Goyen’s possible father), with William Goyne (Drury’s possible brother), and Gladden’s transactions with Alexander Gowen (Drury’s uncle) helped piece together Drury Goyen as likely related William Goyne.

1767 Jan 6:   William Goyne (listed as “Going”) receives 300 acres on Wateree Creek in Craven, SC.   Drury Going either goes with William to work and live on the land, or arrives shortly after.   (Plat#) S213184000900095 Colonial Plat Books (copy series) 8 Bit Gray 300 dpi Scanned by Judith Smithhttp://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=100733

1769 Feb 22:  William Going and his wife Elizabeth convey 150 acres to William Gladden out of the 300 acres they own on Wateree Creek in Craven, SC.

1769 William Goyne to Gladden 150a in SC 1

1769 William Goyne to Gladden 150a in SC 2

1769 William Goyne to Gladden 150a in SC 3

1769 William Goyne to Gladden 150a in SC 4

1769 William Goyne to Gladden 150a in SC 5

1769 William Goyne to Gladden 150a in SC 6

1769 William Goyne to Gladden 150a in SC 7

http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Deeds/Deed_G/Deed_G_0035a.tif , http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Deeds/Deed_G/Deed_G_0036a.tif , http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Deeds/Deed_G/Deed_G_0037a.tif , http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Deeds/Deed_G/Deed_G_0038a.tif

It appears that William Gladden is a family friend of the Gowen family.  He lives next to the Going/Gowen’s in Orange County, North Carolina, and follows William Gowen (and Drury Gowen) to South Carolina.  There is an “Ann Glading (Gladden) who is listed as a witness to Catherine Gowen Padderson’s will in 1739 in Brunswick County (John Gowen Sr’s mother’s will).   Truro Parish (back in Fairfax County, Va) lists a William Gladden on multiple transactions in their Vestry Book during the early to mid 1700s in Fairfax County – about the same time the Gowen’s were there.  William Gladden has land transactions with the Gowen family on several occasions in North Carolina and South Carolina, including the following transactions.  It appears there is some family connection with the Gladden and Gowen families (See:  page for William Goyne – and his 1760s land transactions in Orange County, NC – involving William Gladden, and his road work with William Gladden in Lunenburg County Virginia in 1757 – Note that William Gladden also was listed as working with John Going on the roads in Lunenburg adjacent to John Going Sr in Orange County, NC 1762, and adjacent to Alexander Going in Orange County, NC in the 1760s).


It appears Drury Goyen must have moved to South Carolina in the late 1760s or early 1770s.

Drury Going appears to have married Sarah Baxter around 1768 (when their first child, Martha, is born).  Researchers have assumed her father is a “Thomas Baxter”.  Interestingly, the following information is found regarding Thomas Baxter in Caswell County, North Carolina (previously Orange County):

1782: grant for “Thomas Baxter” in Caswell Co, NC – downloaded to Dropbox. 1782 Thomas Baxter 300 acres on Moon Cr adj James Ingram and Samuel Paul, Caswell Co NC.

1782 Thomas Baxter 300 acres on Moon Cr adj James Ingram and Samuel Paul in Caswell Co NC

(Note: Drury Goyen was married to a Sarah Baxter (according to other researchers), and Amos Goyen was married to a Mary Baxter.  Interesting that this Thomas Baxter is living on Moon Cr, in Caswell County, NC – adjacent to James Ingram and Samuel Paul – when this was William Going and Alexander Going’s land in 1760-62).  This Thomas Baxter may be related to Sarah and Mary Baxter. 

Compare to 1760 and 1762 grants to William Gowen and Alexander Gowen – they were in Orange County, NC – on Moon Creek, adjacent to a “John” Ingram (possibly James’ father?), and a Samuel Paul:

1775: Dismukes to Samuel Paul 311 and 1/2 acres on Moon Cr, – (previous William Gladen to Alexander Going in 1762) – Caswell Co, NC

1779: James Roberts to John Ingram – 311 acres on Moon Cr, – (previous William Glading to William Going (date not listed) – Caswell Co, NC.

1779: Samuel Paul to William Leek – 230 acres on Moon Cr, – (previous William Gladden sold to Alex Gowen in 1762) – Caswell Co, NC.

1790: William Leek to Charlton Ingrom – 230 acres on Moon Cr, – (previous William Gladden to Alex Gowen in 1762) – Caswell Co, NC.

Drury Goyen’s (Going) and his wife Sarah’s oldest child, Martha Going, is born about 1768, either in the Orange County, North Carolina area, or in South Carolina in the area that will later become Fairfield County, South Carolina.

About 1770, Elijah Goyen (Going) is born to Drury Goyen and Sarah, again, either in the Orange County, North Carolina area, or in the area that will later become Fairfield, South Carolina.

1771 Nov 5, William Gowen‘s  land on Wateree Creek, in Craven, SC is now noted to belong to Drury Gowen.  “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.  William Gowen (Goyne) moves just across the border into Tryon County, North Carolina. (see image below)  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: http://battleofcamden.org/1773sc.jpg
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, DRURY; HILL, WILLIAM; LANG, WILLIAM; MORIS, JOHN. Document type: PLAT Locations: CRAVEN COUNTY; WATEREE CREEK, South Carolina.
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=108903 (Images): 1771 Survey on Wateree Creek showing William Lang land next to Drury Gowen land(November 5, 1771 survey showing Drury Gowens living on his brother, William Gowen’s land he received in 1767,  adjacent to William Lang (Long), John Moris (Morris), Gladden, and William Hill). http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=108903

Drury Goyen (Going) and Sarah have their 3rd child, Job Going, on September 5, 1772, likely in the Fairfield County, South Carolina area.

On March 18, 1775, Drury Gowen is listed on William Long’s memorial as adjacent to the land of William Long, William Gladden, William Hill, and John Morris still on Wateree Creek in Craven Co, SC. 1775 March 18 – William Long memorial for 200 acres on Wateree Creek – adj: Drury Gowen, William Gladden, William Hill, William Long, and John Morris.  Series: S111001 Volume: 0013 Page: 00398 Item: 002 Names indexed: GLODEN, WILLIAM; GOWEN, DRURY; HILL, WILLIAM; LONG, WILLIAM; MORRIS, JOHN Document type: MEMORIAL Locations: CRAVEN COUNTY; WATEREE CREEK, South Carolina

Drury Goyen’s (Going’s) and Sarah’s 4th child, Isaac Going, is born April 28, 1775, likely they were living in the Fairfield County, South Carolina area at this time.

Drury Goyen’s (Going’s) and Sarah’s 5th child, James Goyne, is born about 1777, likely in the Fairfield County, South Carolina area.

November 26, 1779, Robert Elliot and Jane (Jean is how she signed) his wife, convey 250 acres of land to Drury Goyen for 9000 pounds current money.  Located on the N side of the Broad River on Aaron Lockhards line in Camden District. The land had previously granted as 941 acres to Mary McCollough on Jan 21, 1772, she conveyed 250 acres of this land to Robert Elliott.  It was along the line of Aaron “Lockards” (Lockert).    Signed: Robert Elliott and Jean Elliott. Wits: Moses Cherry, Nathl Henderson, Elizabeth Cherry.   Proved up by Nathl Henderson in court on Feb 5, 1780. Recorded on Oct 31, 1783.  Charleston Deed Book H5 pg 229 to 231.

1779 Nov 26 Robert Elliot to Drury Goyen in Camden Dist recorded in Charleston SC p1

1779 Nov 26 Robert Elliot to Drury Goyen in Camden Dist recorded in Charleston SC p2

1779 Nov 26 Robert Elliot to Drury Goyen in Camden Dist recorded in Charleston SC p3

DRURY GOING in the 1780s:

Military Service of Drury Goyen abt 1780-82:

1780-82(abt): GOINS, DRURY, ACCOUNT AUDITED (FILE NO. 2924) OF CLAIMS GROWING OUT OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.   Series: S108092 Reel: 0056 Frame: 00381 ignore: 000 Names indexed: GOINS, DRURY. South Carolina.

Drury Going enlists into the South Carolina Militia during the revolutionary war Revolutionary War.  He is paid in 1785 for his service in 1781-1782. SC Military.  1781 - 1782 1785 Stub entries to indents issued in payment of claims for Drury Going service in Revolutionhttp://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=120905

Battle of Mobley’s Meeting House takes place in June 1780 and is near Drury Gowen’s land at the time in Fairfield County, SC:  http://southerncampaign.org/newsletter/v2n7.pdf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mobley%27s_Meeting_House

Drury Going volunteers in 1781 to ride with Revolutionary Brig-Gen. Francis Marion in fighting the British. Marion takes the frontiersmen, and forms them into a force that becomes the pride of the Colonists’ southern campaign. (See Wikipedia article on Francis Marion:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion ).

Drury Going serves in the regiment commanded by Col. John Winn of Winnsboro, South Carolina, according to the research of Carroll Heard Goyne, Jr.

The “Swamp Fox” repeatedly led his rapid-deployment brigade in daring raids against the superior British forces, exacted heavy losses upon them and then escaped into the swamps where the English were unable to follow. They had remarkable successes in battles at Georgetown, Ft. Watson, Ft. Motte and Eutaw Springs, lifting the morale of the Americans who were generally being defeated everywhere else. Their spectacular success in the Battle of Parker’s Ferry in 1782 resulted in a Congressional medal for Marion’s men.

Description of the Battle of Parker’s Ferry that was fought August 1781: http://www.myrevolutionarywar.com/battles/810813-parkers-ferry/

Battle of Eutaw Springs is in September 1781 at the Ninety Six in South Carolina (close to Drury Goyen’s home – these battles may have been catalysts for Drury Going to join the war effort – or he may have already been fighting):  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Eutaw_Springs

The following indents were for goods provided by Drury Goins (Going) from 1780 to 1782 in South Carolina, provided to the American militia during the Revolutionary War.  1780 Drury Goin provides provisions to troops in SC

1781 and 1782 indents for service of Drury Goins during Revolution

1781 and 1782 indents for service of Drury Goins during Revolution

Drury Goyen transactions in Fairfield, Chester, Union, and York Counties, South Carolina in the 1780s:

After the war, Drury Goyen is involved in multiple land transactions over the next 15 years in South Carolina.

1782 Oct 6, Robert Elliot of Camden District conveys to Drury Going of same district, for 2500 pounds SC money, tract on or near Broad River adj. Joseph Robertson’s corner and Mr. Woods line.  100 acres, part of grant to Mary McCullough 21 Jan 1772.  Robert Elliott (LS), Wit: Aaron Lockert, Andrew Carson.  Proved in Camden District by the oath of Aaron Lockert 7 Nov 1782 before Jo. Brown, J.P.  Recorded 21 Oct. 1783.  1783: ELLIOTT, ROBERT AND WIFE TO DRURY GOYEN, LEASE AND RELEASE. Series: S363001 Volume: 05H0 Page: 00229 ignore: 000 Names indexed: ELLIOTT, ROBERT; GOYEN, DRURY Document type: LEASE AND RELEASE, South Carolina.  Charleston Deed Book H5 pg 231 to 232.
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=134032  1783 Oct 21 (Recored): ELLIOTT, ROBERT TO DRURY GOYEN, DEED OF RELEASE.  Series: S363001 Volume: 05H0 Page: 00231 ignore: 000 Names indexed: ELLIOTT, ROBERT; GOYEN, DRURY Document type: DEED OF RELEASE, South Carolina.
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=134033  In 1783 –Robert Elliott and wife lease and release to Drury Goyen: http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=134032  1783 Deed of Release by Robert Elliott and wife to Drury Goyen. http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=134033 SC Land Trans (both).   Charleston Deed Book H5 pg 229 to 231.

1782 Robert Elliot to Drury Goyen in Camden Dist recorded in Charleston SC p1

1782 Robert Elliot to Drury Goyen in Camden Dist recorded in Charleston SC p2

1783 Jan 5 – Drury Goins is purchaser at Moses Cherry (dec’d) estate sale. Other buyers include Widow Cherry, Samuel Torbert, John Love, Frame Woods, Robert Elliot, Vardry McBee, Merry McGuire, James Johnston, Thomas Woods, Jacob Barnett, Daniel Givens, and Adam Meek. in Chester Co, SC. 1783 Drury at Moses Cherry est

On November 28, 1783, Drury Going and Samuel Torbert are witnesses to a lease executed by Mary McCullough of Camden District, St. Mark’s Parish, to Robert Elliot for £50 sterling for 941 acres on the north side of Broad River which had been granted to her January 31, 1772. The lease was proved in Camden District December 29, 1784 by the oath of Samuel Torbert before Frame Woods, J.P.   1783 Nov 28 – Mary McCollough of Camden District, St. Marks Parish, to Robert Elliot of same district and parish, for 50 pounds sterling, 941 acres granted to said Mary McCullough 31 Jan 1772 on north side Broad River including his own improvement. Mary McCullough (mark).   Wit: Saml Torbert, Drury Going. Proved in Camden District by oath of Samuel Torbert 29 Dec 1784 before Frame Woods, J.P.  Recorded 17 Jan 1785.   M-5, 319-320: Lease and Release.

1783 Nov 28 Mary McCullough to Robert Elliot w Drury Gowen as wit recorded Charleston SC p1

1783 Nov 28 Mary McCullough to Robert Elliot w Drury Gowen as wit recorded Charleston SC p2

In 1784 Dec 10 – a Land Plat Survey is done for Drury Goyen containing 200 acres on the waters of Turkey Creek in South Carolina (in Fairfield County, SC recs). Bounded to South by Moses Williams and M. Alexander’s land Fairfield Co, SC 1784 Dec 10 – Land Plat Survey done for Drury Goyen containing 200 acres on the waters of Turkey Creek in South Carolina (in Fairfield County, SC recs). Bounded to South by Moses Williams and M. Alexander’s land. http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Plats/D/Plat_D_0088a.tif ; http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=191821 1784 Drury Goyen survey 200a Fairfield SC marked

On 1784 Dec 14, Pursuant to a warrant from John Winn, Esq, CL for CO. I have paid out unto Drury Goyen three tracts of land being islands in Broad River situate between Camden and Ninety Six Districts No. 1 containing eight acres, No. 2 containing four acres, and No. 3 containing two acres bounded on all sides by said Broad River and have such shape marks as the above plats represent. Survey 14 Dec 1784. Recorded 17th Jan 1791. Camden and 96 Dist, SC  1784 Goyen, Drury plat survey in Fairfield SC three islands in the Broad River snippedhttp://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Plats/D/Plat_D_0143a.tif

In 1785 April Ct – Chester County Court appoints Drury Going as Surveyor of the road leading from Loves Ford to Biggers Ferry, as far as Chester County extends. It is ordered that male tithables do assist the said Surveyor in laying off and clearing and keeping the said road in repair according to the law. Chester Co., SC.  1785 April Ct Drury Going is appointed by the Court surveyor of the road leading from Loves Ford to Biggers Ferry as far as Chester County extends land it is ordered that the male tithables that formerly laboured on the roads aforesaid as assist the said surveyor in laying off clearing and keeping the said road in repair according to law. pg 9,
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL6-T9RB-7?i=568&cat=565321785 Drury Going appt survery of roadway in Chester County

Sarah Baxter Going is born about 1786, to Drury Goyen (Going) and his wife Sarah, likely in Chester County, South Carolina.  She is Drury’s 6th confirmed child.  (Note:  It appears there is a gap from about 1777 to 1786 (9 years) where Drury Goyen (Going) has no children.  I have wondered if this means that Drury possibly had another wife for his first 5 children, and was then remarried, to Sarah, in 1785/86).  

1786 July court Drury Going summoned to Apr ct to serve at petit juror but is fined for not showing and not having sufficient excuse Chester Co SC 1786 July Ct Drury Going a petit juror summoned to April Court to serve as a juror made default and from not rendering a sufficient excuse is fined according to law and execution to have in behalf of the state accordingly. p. 112,

1786 July court Drury Going summoned to Apr ct to serve at petit jur but fined for not having sufficient excuse Chester Co SC

1786 July Court Drury Going has his attorney Jacob Brown petition the court to exonerate for defaulting petit jury, but the Court will not reverse and insists on its fine.  Chester Co SC  1786 July Ct Drury Going by Jacob Brown Gentleman his attorney petitioned the Court to exonerate him from the fine incurred by making default as a petit juror bu adjudged by the Court guilty and liable for the fine as aforesaid. p. 116,

1786 July court Drury Going atty Jacob Brown pet ct to exonerate for defaulting petit jury Chester Co SC

Mary Going is born abt. 1787 to Drury Goyen (Going) and his wife Sarah, likely in Chester County, South Carolina, Drury’s 7th child.

1787 Sept 1 Drury Gowing purchases 319 acres of land from Merry McGuire – land situated on the S side of the Broad River in the Ninety Six District, adj. to Hughes land, Esquire Brown, Samuel Talbot, and Joseph Polson. paid 100 pounds. 96 Dist, SC.1787 Drury Gowing buying land from Merry McGuire recorded in court snip1787 Drury Gowing buying land from Merry McGuire snipped

In July Ct 1788 Drury Going, being charged with having begotten an illegitimate infant on the body of Sarah Golden, came into the Court and confessed the fact whereupon it is considered by the Court that they make their fines by paying the sum of five pounds Proclamation money, and the said Going acknowledged himself bound to pay the said Sarah’s fine, and all costs accruing and that he is liable for the maintenance of the said infant and stay of execution till next court. Chester Co., SC.  In 1790, the Court pays Drury Going’s Bastardry fines out of money owed to Drury Going for his work done for the county.  This child is Drury’s 8th known child.  Chester Court Minutes 1785-88. p. 258. Chester Co, SC.

1788 Drury Going illegit child


1789 January court Drury Going fine for bastardry is discounted by what county owes him. Chester Co SC

1790 money for Bastardry to be taken from money owed to Drury Going

1789 January court Drury Going fine for bastardry discount by what county owes him Chester Co SC



1788 July 1: Drury Going purchases land from John Long in Camden District for 50 Sterling, tract on waters of Turkey Creek, adj. to James Kirkpatrick, 100 acres. On the waters of the Broad River – bounding SW James Kirkpatrick, and NW by Clayton Rogers, Camden Dist, SC,

1788 John Long convey prop to Drury Going

1788 July 1 John Long conveys 100 acres to Drury Going in Chester Co SC pg 1

1788 July 1 John Long conveys 100 acres to Drury Going in Chester Co SC pg 2


1789 April court a deed of conveyance from John Long to Drury Going proven and recorded Chester Co SC

1788 Sept 24 – Drewry Gowing Plaintiff agt. William Johnston Defendant. Debt on attachment came into Open court Thomas. Comes and Joseph Hughes and entered them–selves Special Bail for the Defendant that in case he Shall be Cast they will Pay the Judgment of the Court or render his body in Prison in discharge thereof which was Ordered accordingley and Continued Over Untill next Court by consent of the Parties. Union County Minutes of the Court 1785. pg 212. Union County, SC.  In 1788 Drewry Going is involved in a lawsuit against William Johnstone for debt, the case non-suited in 1788 as well. Chester Co, SC.1788 Drewry Gowin lawsuit for debt against William Johnston w def posting bail

Rebecca Going is born abt. 1789 to Drury Goyen (Going) and Sarah, likely in Chester County, South Carolina.  She is Drury’s 9th known child.  (Note:  The 8th child was with Sarah Golden out of wedlock in 1788 – see above).  

1789 Sept 28 – Drewry Gowing Plaintiff against William Johnstone Defendant. Came the Defendant into open Court by his attorney and the Plaintiff being solemnly called but came not to prosecute his suit ordered that he be nonsuited and that defendant recover the sum of five shillings for his damage and costs of suit. Union County Minutes of the Court 1785. pg 264. Union County, SC.

1789 Sept Drury Going purchases land from William Gaston of Chester County, SC, tract on Mill Creek, 200 acres. Chester Co., SC.   1789 Dec 28: GOYEN, DRURY, PLAT FOR 200 ACRES ON WATERS OF TURKEY CREEK, CAMDEN DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY DAVID HOPKINS ON DECEMBER 13, 1784. Series: S213190 Volume: 0025 Page: 00048 Item: 001 Names indexed: ALEXANDER; GOYEN, DRURY; HOPKINS, DAVID; WILLIAMS, MOSES Document type: PLAT Locations: CAMDEN DISTRICT; TURKEY CREEK, South Carolina  http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=1918211789 William Gaston convey prop to Drury Going

1789 Sept Wm Gaston conveys 200 acres to Drury Going in Chester Co SC p1

DRURY GOING in the 1790s:

The 1790 US Census in Chester SC – shows Drury Goins, Asa Tindal, John McCool, Clayton Rogers, John Love, Charles Gilmore, William Hogg, Samuel Feemster, Joseph Robertson, John Williams, Francis Kirkpatrick, Robert Black, Aaron Lockhart, James Love, Josiah Cook, Daniel Given, John Alexander, Robert Tindal, Hugh Reed, Valentine Bell, John Lockhart, James McCluney, (Gill families, Gaston families), all living in Chester Co, SC.1790 US Census Chester SC w Drury Goins and several people on estate papers

1791 Oct 11: Drury Going conveys land to Asa Tindall and Martha Tindall (of State of Georgia), – paid 30 Sterling to William Love McCool100 acres that were granted to John Long in 1785 – that were then sold to Drury Going in 1788 – on branch of Turkey Creek – adj to James Kirkpatrick and Clayton Rogers. SC.  1791 Drewry Going convey prop to Asa Tindall

1791 Oct 11 Drury Going conveys 100 acres to son in law Asa Tindall in Chester Co SC 1

1791 Oct 11 Drury Going conveys 100 acres to son in law Asa Tindall in Chester Co SC 2

1790 Nov 18: AARON LOCKERT, PLAT FOR 100 ACRES ON BROAD RIVER, CAMDEN DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY WILLIAM GASTON.  Series: S213190 Volume: 0025 Page: 00262 Item: 002 Names indexed: FEEMSTER, SAMUEL; GASTON, WILLIAM; GOYIN, DRURY; LOCKERT, AARON; LOVE, JAMES Document type: PLAT Locations: BROAD RIVER; CAMDEN DISTRICT, South Carolina   http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=192230  1790 Aaron Lockhart purch 100 acres of land on Broad River, Camden Dist – next to Drury Goyin, Samuel Feemster, William Gaston, and James Love. Camden Dist, SC  http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=192230

In 1791 Nov 18 Drewry Going of Chester County, conveys land to William Love, Senior, for 200 pounds, 195 acres on Mill Creek. Tract originally granted to William Gaston in 1787, and then sold to Drewry Goen. Adj. to John Brown, James Wright. (seal Drewry Goyen and Sarah Goyen). Wits: William Hughes, Benjamin Love. Book D pg 250. Chester Co, SC.    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLV-GQ6S-7?i=346&cat=360823

1791 Drury Goen conveys land to William Love


1792 Jan 13, Robert Elliott of Union County, buys two tracts from Drury Going – one for 250 acres including the Plantation where Drury Going now lives, bounded by Aaron Lockharts land, and another tract with 100 acres including Elliotts old field bounded by John Robertson, one tract prev granted to Benjamin Love on Feb 3, 1754 the other by Mary McCullough on Jan 21, 1752.  Benjamin Love and Mary McCullough conveyed to Robert Elliott, and Robert Elliott then conveyed to Drury Going.  Signed:  Drury Going.  Wits:  Job Going, John Hill, Isaac Going.  Deed book B pg 330.  Chester Co, SC.

1792 Jan 13 Robt Elliott conveys 150 acres to Drury Going in Chester Co SC p1

1792 Jan 13 Robt Elliott conveys 150 acres to Drury Going in Chester Co SC p2

In 1792 Jan 14, Robert Elliot and wife Jean of Union County, convey land to Drury Going of Chester County – Drury Going paid 1000 pounds sterling, for two tracts on Broad River – one tract of 250 acres which Drury Going now lives, adj. to Aaron Lockert, and another 100 acres of Elliot’s old fields adj. to Joseph Roberson; one granted to Benjamin Love in 1754, other to Mary McCullough in 1772. Chester Co, SC.  1792 Robert Elliott conveys land to Drury Going for 1000 pounds

1792 Jan 14 Robt Elliot a Jean wife to Drury Going 250 acres in Chester Co SC p1

1792 Jan 14 Robt Elliot a Jean wife to Drury Going 250 acres in Chester Co SC p2

1792 Jan 14 Robt Elliot a Jean wife to Drury Going 250 acres in Chester Co SC p3

1792 Jan 24:  Hugh Wilson of York, SC conveys to Robert Wilson of York tract on N. side of Broad River, adj. Joseph Roberson, Francis Kilpatrick, Robert Black, Drury Going, 50 acres. York Co, SC.  1792 Drury Going adj to Robert Wilson


In 1792 March 6 Aaron Lockart of Chester, SC buys 50 acres from Robert Wilson of York, on N. side of Broad River. Adj to Joseph Robertson, Francis Ray, Robert Black, and Drury Going. This was tract granted to Hugh Wilson in 1771 by North Carolina. Chester Co, SC.  Chester Co Bk B, pg 615.  Chester Co, SC.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSK7-B3BT-2?i=612&cat=360823

1792 Aaron Lockhart buys land next to Drury Going

1792 April 7: Drury Gorin and James Lockert are jurors in Union County, South Carolina.  Case was the State v. Robert Smith and Andrew Smith, charge was Murder.  Verdict was Not Guilty.  “The prisoners being arraigned, the following jury were drawn, sworn, and charged with the trial . . . 1) William Bold foreman, 2) Christopher Brakfield, 3) James Stuart, 4) John Balker, 5) Edward Arthurbury, 6) Charles Burton, 7) John McCombes, 8) David Weir, 9) Christopher Johnson, 10) Charles Gilmore, 11) Drury Gorin, 12) James Lockhart . . . ”  Union County Minute Book, 1790-1796. pg

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 Sept 17 John Goyne sells to Aaron Ferguson 50 acres whereon Drury Goyne now lives in Kershaw Co SC marked snip 1  1792 Sept 17 John Goyne sells to Aaron Ferguson 50 acres whereon Drury Goyne now lives in Kershaw Co SC marked snip 2

(Note:  The above Drury Goyen may be Drury Goyen b. 1749, or may be Drury Goyne b. abt 1766 (William Goyne’s b. ab 1733’s son).  The transaction takes place near the border of Kershaw County and Fairfield County, South Carolina – near the Wateree Creek area it appears (see map below).  This may indicate a relationship between Drury Goyen b. 1749 and John Goyen in this transaction.   Interestingly, there was an Elizabeth Gowen widow of John Gowen dec’d involved in a transaction in Lancaster Co, SC in 1784 (see below).    John Gowen noted as “decd” in 1784 needs to be identified.  He may be a parent of John Goyen noted in the above transactions.  

Drury Goyen b. 1749 is noted as living in  Chester County, SC in a January 1792 transaction above.  It is possible he had more than one residence, but it is not clear that is the case here).  

Wateree Creek area in Fairfield SC

1784 Nov 14 Elizabeth Gowen widow of John Gowen decd recd inventory from Daniel Finn exec in St Marks Parish rec in Lancaster Co SC marked snip

Direct index to deeds 1787-1937 Indirect index to deeds 1787-1937 Cross index to deeds 1787-1840. Conveyance books, v. A-D 1787-1799. Bk B. pg 289.  Lancaster County, South Carolina.  https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS73-JGCG?mode=g&i=270&cat=472451

In 1793 Drury Going is appointed to serve on Grand Jury in Chester, SC. Chester Co, SC

1793 Drury Going on Grand Jury

1794 June 13 – Drury Going catches stray horse and turns in to county. Chester Co, SC.

1794 Drury Going catches a stray horse

1794 June 13 Drury Going a sorrell horse caught estray in Chester Co SC

In 1795 Robert Smith of Union County, SC conveys land to Robert Elliot of Chester, SC, 154 acres – adj. Charles Brock, Samuel Torbert, Drewry Going. Land originally granted to Joseph Polson in 1772. Union Co, SC.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-GQVD-B?i=373&cat=340217

1795 Robt Elliott buys land next to Drewry Going

November 11, 1795 Drury Gowing and his oldest son Elijah G. Going both sign an affidavit on behalf of Moses Williams in his petition to receive benefits as a wounded soldier in the Revolutionary War:   1785 SC York Dist Moses Williams rev war pens app Drury Going and Elijah Going as supt wits_Page_1

1785 SC York Dist Moses Williams rev war pens app Drury Going and Elijah Going as supt wits_Page_2

1785 SC York Dist Moses Williams rev war pens app Drury Going and Elijah Going as supt wits_Page_3

1785 SC York Dist Moses Williams rev war pens app Drury Going and Elijah Going as supt wits_Page_4


Drury Going dies in 1796, his estate is established.  The Court issues citation to appoint his son Elijah Going, his wife Sarah Going, and Clayton Rogers as administrators of Drewry Going’s (dec’d) estate. Chester Co, SC.  Going, Drury 1 appt execs and sales receipts for estate

In 1796 Drury Going – Court orders sale of Drury Going’s estate within 12 months. Chester Co, SC.  In 1797 – 1807 – Drury Going’s (decd) estate is in probate.  Executors: Elijah Going, Sarah Going, James Johnston. Sale of Estate: Isaac Going, Elijah Going, Sarah Going, William Fariss, Job Going, Clayton Rogers, William Brown, Robert Elliott, Andrew Walker, Asa Tindall, William Fiary.  Appraisers: James Kirkpatrick, Charles Gillmore, Aaron Lockheart, Warren Beauford, Clayton Rogers, Frances Kirkpatrick Payments to: John Brownlee, Francess Kirkpatrick, Charles Gillmore, James Johnston, James McNeese, Alexandra Price, Samuel Feemster, David Leech, Christian Johnston, Robert Miller, John McDonnel, Richard Curer, Joseph Feemster, Joseph Roberson, Samuel Tarbert, Aaron Lockert, Joseph Brown, Joseph Gist, William White, William Bratton, William Keith, Samuel Laysey, John Brown, Richard Curer, William Benson, William Gaston, William Rutherford, James W. Darby. Going, Drury 1 certification of inventory of estate Going, Drury 2 inventory and appraisal in jacket Going, Drury 2 1797 itemized inventory of estate pg 325 p3 marked Going, Drury 2 1797 itemized inventory of estate pg 326 p4 marked Going, Drury 3 1797 itemized sale of estate pg 320 p1 names marked Going, Drury 3 1797 itemized sale of estate pg 321 p2 names marked Going, Drury 2 more inventory docs in jacket

Payments: Job Going, Isaac Going, James Going, Asa Tindall, Elijah Going, Mary Going,  Going, Drury 1802 accounting pmts Pg 360 of book B Chester SC marked namesGoing, Drury 1807 account paid to Mary in Chester SC marked namesGoing, Drury 1807 itemization of accounts paid so far on estate Chester SC marked namesGoing, Drury payments out of estateGoing, Drury receipt for pmt to Rev Joseph Alexander of Bullocks Creek Church

Guardianship: Isaac Going, Asa Tindall, Joseph Brown, bringing up Thomas Going 

Going, Drury 1 ct appointing executors and guardian Thomas Going is son of Drury Going

Witnesses: Thomas Robins, James Johnston Presby Minister Read Citation at Worship – Bullock Creek: Joseph Alexander

Chester Co, SC Sarah Baxter’s will (wife/widow of Drury Going):

1814 Going, Sarah her Will names Thomas B Going and Mary and Rebekah as children

In a letter addressed to Alfred Elijah Going, Evelyn Somerville, a descendant, wrote:

“In the first federal census of South Carolina, 1790, the Goings lived on one side, the Loves on the other of Col. Aaron Lockert at Lockert Shoals, East Bank, then in Chester County, South Carolina.  The community was known as early as 1755 as Love’s Ford on Broad River, a mile and a half from Turkey Creek, then Craven County, North Carolina.  Capt. James Love, Jr. married Col. Lockert’s second daughter, Janet.  Job Going married the Colonel’s third daughter, Rebecca, while Drennan Love, son of James Love, Jr, married a daughter of Sarah Going Cook, sister to Job Going. 

We are unable to find bible or other records of the parents of your ancestor, Job Going [and my ancestor, Sarah] except the death of their mother, April 22, 1822.  Sarah Baxter, thought to be the daughter of Thomas Baxter as the Christian name “Thomas Baxter” occurs over again in her numerous descendants.  The 1790 census gives the head of this family as “Drury Goins,” which must have been the name of “Sally” Baxter’s husband unless he had died and there was a son named Drury. Anyhow this family of Drury Goins was the only one of the name in Chester in 1790 census and none in the counties of York and Union, adjoining this neighborhood, and the family consisted of 2 white males over 16, 4 white females and 6 slaves.  In Caswell County, North Carolina tax lists was a Thomas Baxter, who could have either a father or a brother to “Sally” Baxter.  Her son, Thomas Baxter Going, became a clergyman, according to Day C. Love who went to school with his sons at Crawford, Mississippi in the early ’50s and went from there to Texas. Goings were natives of Ireland where the name was ‘Goyne.’ Isaac Mack Going is buried at the Franconia Cemetery in the Going row.  His was the second grave in the cemetery, my mother’s eldest sister, Sophia Miles Hughes, aged 3 years, being the first. Evelyn Somerville” 

Georgia / Alabama connections for Drury Goyen to William Goyne (in addition to connections to William Gladden and property on Wateree Creek in South Carolina:

Some of Drury Goyen’s descendants and relatives stayed in South Carolina – but many soon moved to Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi.

Daughter, Martha Going Tindall – m. Larkin Asa Tindall – moved to Warren Co, Ga in 1790s – land grant there in 1799. Moved back to SC around 1810 for short time before moving to Alabama.

Uncle – William Goyne, and his entire family move to Warren Co, Ga. Several of his children continue on to Jefferson Co, Tuscaloosa, Pickens Co area of Alabama – in same area that Drury Goyen’s children went (1st cousins)

1784 – Drury Goyen buys land about 30 miles closer to brother William Goyne, on Turkey Cr in the northwester border of Chester SC (Chester Co, Union Co and York Co) (abt 35-40 miles south of William Goyne, and Alexander Goyen Jr.)

1789 – Drury Goyen buys land on Mill Cr. on the northern border of SC – in York County – abt 20-25 miles from William Goyne in NC.

1793 – William Goyne shows up on tax lists in Warren Co, Ga..

1799 – Martha Going (Drury’s oldest child), follows her uncle William Goyne, and moves with her husband – Larkin “Asa” Tindall – to Warren Co, Ga.

“Sarah Goyen” appeared as the head of a household in the 1810 census of Chester District, page 262.

Sarah “Sallie” Baxter Going wrote her will November 4, 1814:

“I, Sarah Going, being in a low state of helth, but sound in mind and memory make this, my last will and testament.”  I give to my daughter Mary Going one feather bed and furniture, one cow named Harty and heifer, and I give to my daughter Rebekah Going one feather bed and furniture which my above daughters Mary and Rebekah claim, and I give to my daughter Rebekah one cow named Liby and I give to my son Thomas B. Going the tract of land or plantation where I, Sarah Going now live containing One hundred and seven acres, and it is my will and desire that my daughters Mary and Rebekah should live with my son Thomas on the said plantation while [they] remain unmarid, and I give to my daughter Rebekah one woman’s Saddle and pine table, one big wheel, and I give to my son Thomas Going one walnut table and one feather bed and furniture, one cow named Whiteface and a dun cow I give to my daughter Mary. All the rest of my property, my will is, to be sold and pay all my just debts except one large trunk I give to my daughter Rebekah, and after paying my just debts to be equally divided amongst my children. And I do make my son Thomas B. Going sole Executor of my Estate as witness my hand and seal in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and fourteen, November 4th Day 1814. Sarah [X] Going” Sarah “Sallie” Baxter Going died in Union County April 22, 1820, at age 69, according to the research of Linda Sue Betts Essary, a descendant of Floyd, New Mexico. Her will was probated in the June 1820 court session, according to Chester County Deed Book H, page 9.

1823 – William Goyne’s oldest son – John Goyne, received a land grant in Jefferson Co, Ala, and moves to Jefferson Co, Ala and establishes his family in that county.

1823 – Job Going (one of Drury’s sons) moves his family to Tuscaloosa Co, Ala, the next county over from their cousin John Goyne’s family in Jefferson County. By 1839 Job Going has moved to Pickens Co, Ala – where Job’s oldest child, Sarah Going is reported to be born.

1836 – Drury B. Goyen receives a land grant in Pickens Co, Ala. Drury B. Goyen is Elijah Going’s only son. Elijah Going (Drury Goyen’s oldest son and Job’s brother), dies unexpectedly in 1807 in SC – he has only two children – Sarah Goyne and Drury B Goyne/Going/Goyen.

1837 – James Goyne (Drury Goyen’s son) dies in Montgomery County, Tenn. His widow Elizabeth Goyne (maiden name Cook), has his will probated in Montgomery County, Tenn, but then takes it to Tuscaloosa Co, Ala to have it probated there as well (where James’ brother Job is living with his family).

1858 – Mary Going Hughes (Drury Goyen’s daughter) dies in Pickens Co, Ala in 1858. She had married Thomas Hughes in 1808 in SC.

Betsy Lockard, daughter of John Lockard and Elizabeth Going Lockard (Drury Goyen’s daughter), was born about 1804 in Chester County.  She was married about 1822, husband’s name McChimney.  Betsy Lockard McChimney removed to Pickens County, Alabama with the Going family.

Rebecca Going (Drury Goyen’s daughter) was married about 1823 to John Annett in Chester County, according to Fredrick M. Tucker.  She died during the 1850s at Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  She was the mother of six.

Thomas Baxter Goyne b abt 1795 – (Drury Goyen’s youngest son) – appears to be accompanying Drury B. Goyen in his movements – both are in the same areas of Alabama, and then both appear at the same time on tax lists in Mississippi. It does not appear that this Thomas B. Goyne ever married or had children.

1826 – Sarah Baxter Going Cook’s daughter – Mary Tolbert Cook – died May 24, 1826 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama and was buried in Robertson Chapel Cemetery.  Her tombstone, a reddish-brown fieldstone was the only one in the cemetery engraved with her birth and death dates: “Mary T. Cook, born June 14, 1805, daughter of R. Cook & S. Cook, dec’d. May 24, 1826.” (Sarah Baxter Going was Drury Goyen and Sarah Baxter’s youngest daughter). ___________________________________ PROBATE LINKS: Family Search Probate info: Index to South Carolina’s Bound Volumes:


PROBATE LINKS to Drury Goyen/Going’s Probate paperwork:  Book 21 Pkg 314; Book A Pg 320, Mar 1797:

Bound Volume Pages: Book A: pg 320, 321, 325, 326


176: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19385-17301-47?cc=1919417&wc=M6NW-ZP8:210904201,210956301

177: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19385-17008-45?cc=1919417&wc=M6NW-ZP8:210904201,210956301

179: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19385-17013-58?cc=1919417&wc=M6NW-ZP8:210904201,210956301

Book B: pg 65, pg 360, Images:

39: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19385-16205-44?cc=1919417&wc=M6NW-D38:210904201,210963701 (pg 65)

187: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19385-15201-36?cc=1919417&wc=M6NW-D38:210904201,210963701 (pg 360)

Book D: pg 168; pg 234, Images:

96: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19385-20744-17?cc=1919417&wc=M6NW-6P8:210904201,210975201 (pg 168)

129: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19385-20172-33?cc=1919417&wc=M6NW-6P8:210904201,210975201 (pg 234)

Drury Going’s Loose Papers: Apartment 21, Package 314: (Images: 530, 531, 532, 533, 534, 535, 536, 537, 538, 539):

530: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19365-60347-46?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-MNG:190567701,190567702,190567703,190690101

531: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19365-61138-49?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-MNG:190567701,190567702,190567703,190690101

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Chester Co, SC Sarah Baxter’s will (wife/widow of Drury Going):

1814 Going, Sarah her Will names Thomas B Going and Mary and Rebekah as children

Elijah Going – Apartment 23 Pkg 344; Book D Pg 243, Nov 1807: Book D: pg 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, pg 389 Images:

133: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19385-20096-54?cc=1919417&wc=M6NW-6P8:210904201,210975201 (pg 243)

134: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19385-20094-52?cc=1919417&wc=M6NW-6P8:210904201,210975201 (pgs 244, 245)

135: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19385-21624-44?cc=1919417&wc=M6NW-6P8:210904201,210975201 (pgs 246, 247)

136: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19385-20095-53?cc=1919417&wc=M6NW-6P8:210904201,210975201 (pgs 248, 249)

206: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19385-19748-58?cc=1919417&wc=M6NW-6P8:210904201,210975201 (pg 389)

Book E: pg 95, 123 Images: 60: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19385-26984-47?cc=1919417&wc=M6NW-X23:210904201,210982301 (pg 95)

74: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19385-26079-5?cc=1919417&wc=M6NW-X23:210904201,210982301 (pg 123)

Elijah Going’s Loose Papers: Apartment 23, Package 344: Images:

61: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19365-90650-5?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-6TL:190567701,190567702,190567703,190726101

62: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19365-89358-37?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-6TL:190567701,190567702,190567703,190726101

63: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19365-89012-28?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-6TL:190567701,190567702,190567703,190726101

64: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19365-89330-57?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-6TL:190567701,190567702,190567703,190726101

65: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19365-89331-56?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-6TL:190567701,190567702,190567703,190726101

66: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19365-89549-96?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-6TL:190567701,190567702,190567703,190726101

67: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19365-89357-38?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-6TL:190567701,190567702,190567703,190726101

68: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19365-89254-60?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-6TL:190567701,190567702,190567703,190726101

69: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19365-89329-46?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-6TL:190567701,190567702,190567703,190726101

70: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19365-90111-51?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-6TL:190567701,190567702,190567703,190726101

71: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19365-88417-65?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-6TL:190567701,190567702,190567703,190726101

72: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19365-90047-16?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-6TL:190567701,190567702,190567703,190726101

73: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19365-88742-37?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-6TL:190567701,190567702,190567703,190726101

Elijah Going’s Children (Guardianship): Loose Papers:

Index: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19362-9087-52?cc=1911928&wc=MPPV-YWP:190567601,192856001,190567602,190560104

Sarah Gowen: Image:

325: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19366-21143-35?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-T3D:190567601,190561002,190567602,191842601

326: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19366-21358-52?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-T3D:190567601,190561002,190567602,191842601

Image (York Minute Book):

36: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19424-35688-43?cc=1919417&wc=M6N4-3WP:210905701,211200101

Drury Gowen: Image:

332: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19366-21120-16?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-T3D:190567601,190561002,190567602,191842601

333: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19366-20922-58?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-T3D:190567601,190561002,190567602,191842601

Image (York Minute Book):

78: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19424-35022-3?cc=1919417&wc=M6N4-3WP:210905701,211200101

Sarah Going – Apartment 22 Pkg 324; Book H Pg 9, June 1820: Image:

P22: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19421-100162-2?cc=1919417&wc=M6NW-VWL:210904201,211004401 (pg 9)

Sarah Going’s Loose Papers: Apartment 22, Package 324: Images:

519: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19365-60678-10?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-MNG:190567701,190567702,190567703,190690101

520: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19365-61403-53?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-MNG:190567701,190567702,190567703,190690101

John Plaxco’s estate (Doshea Plaxco – wife/administrator – Doshea Plaxco’s maiden name was Doshea Bland – her first husband was Elijah Going. Her children are Sarah Going, Drury Going, and Elvira Plaxco). York County Minute Book – Image:

96: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19424-34801-26?cc=1919417&wc=M6N4-3WP:210905701,211200101

Estate Records Books Vol H – Image:

89: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19423-125946-44?cc=1919417&wc=M6NW-P38:210905701,211051301

Joseph Alexander of Bullock Creek Church read Drury Going’s citation at a church service to give notice of his death (according to probate papers). Joseph Alexander helped organize the resistance to the Crown during the American Revolution (See: http://ncpedia.org/biography/alexander-joseph ).


Drury Going is said to have fought in the US Revolution as a patriot (See: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/nl199111.pdf ).

Stub entries to indents issued in payment of claims against South Carolina growing out of the Revolution: http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044098469828;view=1up;seq=7

(front page of book)’ http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044098469828;view=1up;seq=25 (page 19 with Drury Goins entry) http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044098469828;view=1up;seq=289 (page 283 with Daniel, Henry, and John Goyen entries).

Info from “The Gowen Papers” on Drury Goings and immediate family:

(Link: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/l199206.pdf ) (Link: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/nl199111.pdf ).

(Link: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms133.htm ).


 (Click on the following link to compare various “Drury Goyen” [Going, Goin, etc] living in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, etc.):    https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1749-drury-going-goyen/various-drury-names-with-goyen-going-gowen-goyne-etc-surnames/

Edits:  Removed John Going born January 10, 1774 from son of Drury Goyen.  Thanks for the heads-up from Frederick Tucker.  I reviewed the probate paperwork and verified that John Going is not mentioned in Drury Goyen’s probate papers – there were a couple entries where Job Going looked like it was spelled John, but when I reinspected the probate papers, it was obvious that it was Job, not John.  John is not mentioned in Elijah’s probate papers, nor is he mentioned in Sarah’s will or probate.  He is not mentioned in any of the deed conveyances of Drury or any of his confirmed children.  There is no evidence that Drury Going had a son named John – so I’ve removed him from the list of children here and will be updating other pages to reflect the same.   I’ll revisit John Going who married Mildred Eubanks and see where he belongs at a later date.

I also removed Elizabeth Going as a daughter of Drury Going because it turns out her maiden name was not Going at all – her name is Elizabeth Estes who was married to John Lockert.  The Going, Lockert, and Estes families showed up in eachother’s transactions very often, so its understandable why she was assumed to be a Going, but William Estes’ probate papers are very clear, his daughter “Betsy” (Elizabeth) Estes is who married to John Lockert according to his probate papers and his will in 1807 in Chester Co, SC.


2 Responses to 1749 Drury Goyen married to Sarah “Sallie” Baxter – ydna match

  1. Linda Weldner says:

    My mother was Barbara Going Wrenn. I have been searching for a while now about the parents of Drury. I was looking on ancestry and it shows that Mary Keith died in 1745. How can she be his mother if Drury was born in 1749, after her death? Do you have any other information that would connect Mary Keith to Drury? My mothers father was Walter Leroy Going, and I believe that I can get my family tree to Drury and then it kind of stops.

    • douggoyen says:


      Thanks for the input. I don’t have a smoking gun on the exact parents of Drury. The Y-DNA match likely places William Going b. abt 1682 as his grandfather or great-grandfather. This is not guaranteed. It is possible that William Going’s brother, James Going b. abt 1683, had children that have not been accounted for. There were several “orphans” bound out in the 1730’s to 1740 that could have been children of James Going b. abt 1683 – no confirmation on this – but its something to keep an eye open for when looking at records. If this is the case, then William Going b. abt 1682 would be a great uncle, and Thomas Going b. abt 1660 would be a great grandparent or great great grandparent of Drury Going.

      1) Drury Going’s parents: As I said above, I too am unsure of Drury Going’s parents. The Y-DNA match confirms he is from the same family of William Going b. abt 1682, but that doesn’t tell me who Drury’s mother and father are.

      a) I “believe” the most likely parent, based on other Going’s living nearby, is Thomas Going b. abt. 1717-1722 (Thomas is a son of John Going and Mary Keith Going). My Y-DNA matches a few different people who are confirmed descendants of Thomas Going. If this is the case, then Drury is the grandson of John Going and Mary Keith Going.

      b & c) The other two possible parents of Drury (I believe) are John Going and Mary Keith Going b. abt 1700 or his brother Alexander Going and his wife Sophia (or Suffiah) b. abt 1705.

      2) Death of Mary Keith. I don’t show Mary Keith dying in 1745. In fact, I don’t show her dying before 1761. I believe Ancestry.com must be wrong with that death date. I show the following transactions for Mary Keith Going beyond 1745: (See page on this website for John Going b. abt 1700).

      a) 1746 June 9 – John Gowen and wife Mary convey 1 half tract of land equaling 268 acres to Edward Kirkland . . . Being a tract of land granted to Richard Kirkland decd, and Conrelius Keif, father of said Goen’s wife. Deed Book B part 1, page 32-33.

      b) 1746 July 14 – John Gowen sells 144 acres in Truro Parish he had received to Bond Veal, Mary Keith Gowen relinquished her dower rights. Deed Book B, page 24.

      c) 1761 Feb 14 – “John Gowing, Sr. of Lunenburg Co, Virginia and Mary, his wife” . . . convey land to “our beloved son, William Gowing”. Deed Book 6 page 378-379.

      d) 1761 July 7 – “John Going, Sr. and Mary his wife” . . . convey land to “our well beloved son, John Going, Jr.” in Lunenburg Co, Va. Deed Book 6 page 379.

      I have not found a death date for either John Going b. 1700 or for his wife, Mary Keith Going (so I’m not sure when they died), but with the above transactions involving both John Going, Sr. and Mary his wife beyond 1745, that death date Ancestry.com has of 1745 must be incorrect. They must have lived until at least 1761, possibly longer.

      Drury Going’s land records seem to indicate he was living on land previously owned by William Going b. abt 1728-33. William Going’s will confirms he has a son named Drury, but his son named Drury is born about 1766 – so it would seem highly unlikely William would name two of his sons Drury. My guess is William Going b. abt 1728-33 and Drury Going b. 1749 were either brothers or uncle/nephew. If brothers, then John Going and Mary Keith Going would be parents of Drury Going b. 1749. I think its more likely they were uncle/nephew, and Thomas Going b. 1717-22 (William Going’s brother) was the father of Drury Going b. 1749.

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