1750-56 Jesse Going of Orange Co, NC, Pittsylvania Co, Va, and Caswell Co, NC

Spouses:

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

Siblings: 

  • Alexander Gowen Jr b. abt 1748 – d. ?  (Note:  listed as buyer in probate and living next to Suffiah after Alexander Gowen’s death)
  • John Goyen b. abt 1750 (Note: maybe a child of Alexander – listed as buyer in probate, and living next to Suffiah after Alexander Gowen’s death.  The confusing thing about the probate is that he is named “John Going Jr” which may mean this is actually Alexander Gowen’s nephew (son of John Going and Mary Keith Going).
  • Jesse Gowing b. abt abt 1752 (Note: listed living next to Suffiah after Alexander’s death).
  • Daniel Gowing b. abt 1753 (Note: listed in probate as a buyer at estate, and living with Suffiah after Alexander’s death. One of the biggest buyers at Alexander’s estate sale).  
  • Henry Going b. abt. 1755 – d. 1807 m. Jane Hall (presumed son of Alexander Gowen)
  • Dian Gowing b. abt 1756 m. John Kenedy (Canaday) b. abt 1755 (see new information – suit in 1807 by her children against Sophia Gowing and Sherwood Gowing – found in Virginia Chancery Index – file 1809-001 shows she is a daughter of Alexander Gowing)
  • Sophia Gowing Jr b. abt 1760 m. David Logan (Note:  listed in probate as buyer, files suit against mother Sophia as admin of Alexander’s estate). 
  • Sherwood Gowing b. abt abt 1768 (Note:  Dian’s lawsuit against Alexander’s estate confirms Sherwood is a son of Sophia (wife of Alexander) – confirming Sherwood is a son of Alexander.).

Facts and Events:

Counties related to Jesse Gowing:

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

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

1773 Sept Ct – Jesse Gowing v. Robert Wynne. Court Orders, bk 2, 1772-1775 pg 256. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
… Jesse Gowing plaintiff v Robert Wynn defendant } In Debt
Judgment by default against the said Defendant and Archibald Gordon Gent Sher of this County for 21 pounds … with costs …
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-99Z6-J?i=391&cat=376738

1777 – Tax Record, Caswell, North Carolina, USA. “Copy of a list for 1777 in Richmond District, Caswell County NC, showing “Scythe & Danl” Gowin listed together. They are mother and son; Daniel’s father Alexander died several years earlier. Daniel’s brother John appears on the same page, and brother Jesse appears on the previous page; neither has any numbers next to his name. There is some question as to what the numbers in the columns refer to; Caswell County has just been formed and it may be a survey of acreage of the residents, and number of horses or cattle. It seems unlikely that the second column refers to number of white polls as some of the numbers are very large. Unfortunately the columns are not labeled on any of the pages found for this record. 1777 NC State Archives, Raleigh NC.   http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/1777taxgoincaswellconc.jpg  ,  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS7S-MBG7?i=63&cat=332552

1777 – Caswell Co, NC – taxables Caswell Dist
Thomas Baxter 105 acres, 6
Jesse Gowing
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4R-BSZP-1?i=26&cat=236135

1780 Tax Record, 1780, Caswell, North Carolina, USA. “Photo of an original tax record (“list of taxable property”) for Caswell County, NC, for the year 1780. Listed are Suffiah Gowing, with 8 negroes, horses, cattle, and cash in hand of 336 pounds 7 shillings. Her total tax comes to 4546.17.0. Listed next is her son Jesse Gowing, with one mare and cash. Next is another son John Gowing, with horses and cash. Caswell Co, NC
http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/1780taxgoincaswellconv.jpg

1780 – Caswell County, NC taxables
Suffiah Gowing – 4 negroes above 10 and under 40, 1 between 40 to 50 years, and 1 under 5; 6 head of horses and heads of cattle; cash on hand 336.7.0.
Jesse Gowing – one mare 139.16; cash 19.0.16.
John Gowing – 3 head of horses 206.11.4
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS3J-P9F8-C?i=89&cat=1554076

1782 Personal property tax lists 1782-1797. Pittsylvania Co, Va
John Gowing – 1 tithe, 2 horses, 4 cattle

Jesse Going – 1 horse
John Going – 1 tithe, 1 horse
Sithey Going – 8 slaves, 5 horses, 16 cattle
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS7S-MSB9-T?i=203&cat=637452
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS7S-MSY1-D?i=211&cat=637452

1783 Personal property tax lists 1782-1797. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Seth Going – 2 tithes, 3 slaves, 3 horses, 10 cattle
Jesse Going – 1 tithe
John Gowing – 1 tithe, 2 horses, 5 cattle
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS7S-MSYR-P?i=230&cat=637452

1783 Nov 18 – Sitha Going m. David Logan, bondsman Jesse Going
Marriage: bond, 18 Nov 1783, Caswell, North Carolina, USA. David Logan to Sitha Going
bondsmand Jesse Going.  Caswell Co, NC
http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/sitha_&_david_logan_marriage_cert_.jpg ;  “North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8P8-2WR : 3 November 2017), David Logan and Lithe Going, 18 Nov 1783; citing , Caswell, North Carolina, United States, p. item 1, North Carolina State Archives Division of Archives and History; FHL microfilm 478,486.  1783 Nov 18 Sitha Gowen is married to David Logan.   Marriage: bond, 18 Nov 1783, , Caswell, North Carolina, USA. David Logan to Sithe Going bondsmand Jesse Going.

1783 Nov 18 sitha and david logan marriage cert

1783 Nov 18 – David Loughgin m. Lithe Going w Jesse Going as bondsman.
Name David Loughgin
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 18 Nov 1783
Event Place , Caswell, North Carolina, United States
Gender Male
Marital Status Married
Spouse’s Name Lithe Going
Spouse’s Gender Female
“North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8PW-Q6R : 3 November 2017), David Loughgin and Lithe Going, 18 Nov 1783; citing , Caswell, North Carolina, United States, p. Item 1, North Carolina State Archives Division of Archives and History; FHL microfilm 478,484.

1784 Personal property tax lists 1782-1797. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Sythe Gowin – 2 slaves over 16, 4 slaves 12-16, 4 horses, 9 cattle
Jesse Gowin – 1 tithe, 2 horses

John Gouin (sp?) – 2 tithes, 2 horses, 6 cattle
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS7S-MSYY-6?i=236&cat=637452
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS7S-MSYP-V?i=239&cat=637452

1784 Jun 9 – Jesse Going m Seeley Bairding w John Going and Jesse Going on bond
Name Jesse Going
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 09 Jun 1784
Event Place , Caswell, North Carolina, United States
Gender Male
Marital Status Married
Spouse’s Name Seley Or Seeley Bairding
Spouse’s Gender Female
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D142-D8?i=1173&cc=1726957
“North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8P8-1QH : 3 November 2017), Jesse Going and Seley Or Seeley Bairding, 09 Jun 1784; citing , Caswell, North Carolina, United States, p. vol D, North Carolina State Archives Division of Archives and History; FHL microfilm 478,485.

1784 Jun 9 – John Going m. Seely Bairding w Jesse Going and John Going on bond
Name John Going
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 09 Jun 1784
Event Place , Caswell, North Carolina, United States
Gender Male
Marital Status Married
Spouse’s Name Seeley Bairding
Spouse’s Gender Female
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D14C-J4?i=1175&cc=1726957
“North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8P8-1QD : 3 November 2017), John Going and Seeley Bairding, 09 Jun 1784; citing , Caswell, North Carolina, United States, p. vol D, North Carolina State Archives Division of Archives and History; FHL microfilm 478,485.

1785 Personal property tax lists 1782-1797. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Suffiah Gowing – 3 slaves over 16, 5 slaves under 16, 3 horses, 10 cattle
Jesse Going – 1 tithe 3 horses, 5 cattle

John Goun (sp?) – 1 tithe, 3 horses, 7 cattle
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS7S-MSYP-X?i=255&cat=637452
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS7S-MSYG-P?i=262&cat=637452

1786 Personal property tax lists 1782-1797. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Jesse Gowing – 1 tithe, 2 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS7S-MSYN-7?i=276&cat=637452

1787 Personal property tax lists 1782-1797. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Jesey Goin – 1 horse 2 cattle
Sapphire Going – 1 tithe, 3 slaves over 16, 3 slaves 12-16, 3 horses, 10 cattle
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS7S-MSYF-M?i=299&cat=637452

1787 March Ct – Blow & Barksdale pltf v Jesse Gowen } On an Attachment
The Constable … had levyed the said attachment on one Roan Horse … came the Plaintiffs by their attorney and the said deft not appearing … note of hand for 4 pounds 4 shillings and 3 pence half penny … judgment … interest from the 5th day of December … 1786 till payment with costs … horse so attached be condemned and that the sheriff make sale therof …
p 412. Order bk 5. Pittsylvania County, Virginia
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-SQ6T?i=505&cat=376738

1787 March Ct. Blow & Barksdale v Jesse Gowen bk 5, p 412} On an attachment
Order Book 5, Pg 412. Pittsylvania Co, Va
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-SQ6T?i=505&cat=376738

1790 – Jesse Goin
US Census – first head of Household
South Carolina – Camden District, Fairfield County – page 20
1 males over 16, 2 males under 16, 1 females – white. 0 slaves.
http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790k-02.pdf

1791 – Plat Survey of Land for Jesse Goyen for 196 acres, in Fairfield County, Camden Dist, bounded N E by James Wilson’s land, N W by John Harvey’s land, W by James Austin’s land. Fairfield Co, SC. http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Plats/D/Plat_D_0157a.tif

1793 Jan 16 Charles Johnston v Jesse Goyen in Fairfield Co SC
On Att. Sebara Splawn and Rosa Splawn being summoned as garnishees and duly sworn say upon oath that they hav no property of the
defendant (unreadable 2-3 words – looks like “in their”) hands.
p 81 FamilySearch
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-G37T-Q?mode=g&i=80&cat=396628
Minutes of the County Court of Fairfield from 25 July 1785 to 19 August 1786, 13 June 1791 to 25 July 1799
Authors: South Carolina. County Court (Fairfield County) (Main Author)

1794 July 25 Charles Johnston v Jesse Goyen in Fairfield Co SC
(x2 entries on page)
On attacht. The same jury sworn. The tobbacco attached condemned. Verdict in favr of the pltf. According to the specialty
Hugh Gamble, foreman
Jesse Havis swore to 15 days – James Gamble to 2 days attendance as an Evidence.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-G37B-H?mode=g&i=118&cat=396628
Minutes of the County Court of Fairfield from 25 July 1785 to 19 August 1786, 13 June 1791 to 25 July 1799
Authors: South Carolina. County Court (Fairfield County) (Main Author)

1795B Personal property tax lists 1782-1797. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Sherwood Gowing & Mother – 1 tithe, 2 slaves 12-16, 5 horses
John Gowing – 1 tithe, 1 horse
Jesse Gowing – 1 tithe, 2 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS7S-MS54-R?i=713&cat=637452

1796B Personal property tax lists 1782-1797. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Sherwood Gowing – 1 tithe, 1 slave 12-16, 5 horses
John Gowing – 1 tithe, 1 horse
Jesse Gowing – 1 tithe, 2 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS7S-MS5S-Q?i=736&cat=637452

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

1801 May Court – George Clopton v Sophia Going, Jesse Going, John Going, and Sherwood Going, Tenants p. 14} Upon a writ of right.
For reasons appearing to the Court ordered that this be continued
Court Order bk 10, p 14. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL6-BS2G-3?i=22&cat=376738

1801 Aug Ct – George Clopton v Sophia Going, Jesse Going, John Going, and Sherwood Going, Tenants p 64} Upon a writ of right
This suit abates by death of the demandant.
Court Order bk 10, p 64. Pittsylvania Co, Va.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL6-BS2F-3?i=47&cat=376738

1802 Personal property tax lists 1797-1812. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Benjamin Going – 1 tithe, 1 horse
Jesse Going – 1 tithe, 1 horse
Sitha Going & son – 1 tithe, 2 slaves 12-16, 3 horses
John Going (free negroe) – 1 tithe, 2 horses

James Smith negroe with Shad Going – 1 tithe
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-BQRQ?i=383&cat=637452
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-BQ5D?i=392&cat=637452

1803A Personal property tax lists 1797-1812. Pittsylvania Co, Va
John Going – negroe 1 tithe, 2 horses
Benjamin Going – 1 tithe, 1 horse
Jesse Going – 1 tithe, 1 horse
Setha Going & son – 1 tithe, 2 slaves 12-16, 3 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-BQ27?i=410&cat=637452

1803 July 29 – William Pryor m. Hasty Going with William Prior, Jesse Going, and Nellie Pass on bond.
Name William Pryor
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 29 Jul 1803
Event Place , Caswell, North Carolina, United States
Gender Male
Marital Status Married
Spouse’s Name Hasty Going
Spouse’s Gender Female
“North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8PC-WMC : 3 November 2017), William Pryor and Hasty Going, 29 Jul 1803; citing , Caswell, North Carolina, United States, p. item 4, North Carolina State Archives Division of Archives and History; FHL microfilm 478,487.

1804 Nov Ct – Commonwealth v. Jesse Going 254
Jesse Going appeared in Court pursuant to a recognizance entered into at the instance of William Tulloh for surety of the peace and the said William Tulloh also appearing and refusing to prosecute further. It is ordered that the said Jesse Going be discharged from his recognizance aforesaid.
Order Bk 11, p 254, Pittsylvania Co, Va
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL6-BS2G-X?i=402&cat=376738

1807A Personal property tax lists 1797-1812. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Shadrack Going & Mother – 1 tithe, 1 slave 12-16, 1 horse – List A
Richard Going – 1 tithe, 2 horses – List A
Jesse Going – 1 tithe, 2 horses – List A

John Going molattoe – 1 tithe, 1 horse – List B
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-BQ34?i=603&cat=637452
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-BQMX?i=627&cat=637452

1807 Nov 12 – Jesse Going to Polly Draper w Vincent Going and Jesse Going on bond
Name Jesse Going
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 12 Nov 1807
Event Place , Caswell, North Carolina, United States
Gender Male
Marital Status Married
Spouse’s Name Polly Draper
Spouse’s Gender Female
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D14K-9Z?i=1174&cc=1726957
“North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8P8-1QZ : 3 November 2017), Jesse Going and Polly Draper, 12 Nov 1807; citing , Caswell, North Carolina, United States, p. vol D, North Carolina State Archives Division of Archives and History; FHL microfilm 478,485.

1809 Personal property tax lists 1797-1812. Pittsylvania Co, Va
Vincent Going & Alexander Going – 2 tithes, 2 horses
Jesse Going – 1 tithe, 1 horse
Richard Going – 1 tithe, 2 horses
Sitha Going – 1 slave, 12-16, 1 horse
Shadrack Going – 1 tithe, 1 slave 12-16, 3 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-B3RD?i=669&cat=637452

1810 Personal property tax lists 1797-1812. Pittsylvania Co, Va
John Going free negro (Sycamore) – 1 tithe, 1 horse – List A

Shadrack Going – 1 tithe, 1 slave over 16, 5 horses – List B
Richard Going – 1 tithe, 1 horse – List B
Jesse Going – 1 tithe, 1 horse – List B
Alexander Going – 1 tithe, 1 horse – List B
Vincent Going – 1 tithe, 1 horse – List B
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-B3LF?i=693&cat=637452
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-B3VP?i=717&cat=637452

1815 Jan 4 – Jesse Gowan
GOWAN, JESSE & Salley Bass, 4 Jan 1815
Marvell J. Hays bm.
Marriages of Orange County, North Carolina 1779-1868
By Brent H. Holcomb
Orange Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2008/02/orange-county-nc-early-records.html

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