1757 David Smith Going of Halifax Co, Va

David Smith Going in Halifax Co, Va b. 1757 in Hanover per Rev War Pension Application

Parents:

Shadrack Going b. 1725 and Hannah Going (unk maiden name).

Children:

Dudley Going b. 1791
Absolem Going b. 1795
David Going Jr. b. 1797

Siblings:

John Going
David Smith Going
James Going
Claborne Going
Solomon Going
Shadrack Going Jr
Caleb Going
Obadiah Going
Keziah Going,
Jerushe Going,
Fanny Bowlin, wife of Edmund Bowlin and
Hannah Beazley, wife of Thomas Beazley

FACTS:

David: 1780, 1782, 1785, 1789, 1792, 1793, 1796, 1797, 1798, 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803, 1804, 1805, 1806
Shadrach: 1780, 1782, 1785,
Gutridge: 1782, 1802, 1803, 1804,
Berbridge: 1805, 1806,
John: 1782, 1785

David Gowen, [Michael5, Edward, Jr.4, Edward3, William2, Mihil1] son of Michael Gowen, was born about 1750, probably in Granville County. He was listed as “David Gowine, black” in the 1771 tax list of his father’s household.

“David Gowen” received 39 lashes in Granville County for petty larceny, according to Granville County court minutes.

“David Going of Halifax County” bought 270 acres for £55 from Joseph Tate of Rowan County, North Carolina, according to Halifax County Deed Book 1759-1767, page 440.

On October 4, 1780, in Halifax County, “Shadrack Going,” “David Going” and Peter Wilson witnessed the will of Stephen Wilson. The will was proved June 20, 1782 “by two witnesses [unnamed].”

Shadrach Going appeared in the 1782 tax list of Halifax County with 12 in his family. “Shadrack Going,” with 10 members in his household, appeared in the 1785 census of Halifax County, along with John Going, four members and David Going, four members, assumed to be his sons.

1782 Halifax Co, Va
Gutridge Going 1 tithe 2 horses, 8 cattle
[frame 4] –
Shadrack Going 1 tithe, 3 horses 18 cattle
John Going 1 tithe, 1 horse, 3 cattle
David Going 1 tithe 1 horse 4 cattle
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/HalifaxVa.htm

Apparently David Smith Goins was married, wife’s name unknown, shortly after his return home. “David Going” was listed in the state census of Virginia of 1782 as the head of a household of two people in Halifax County, according to “Heads of Households, Virginia, 1790,” page 24. He reappeared in the 1785 state census of Halifax County as the head of a household of “four white souls,” according to the same volume. In 1787 in Halifax County “David Gowin” rendered for taxes “two horses and five head of cattle.”

About In the fall of 1787 he removed to Grayson County, Virginia and from there he relocated in adjoining Wythe County about 1791. (Verify)

1785 Halifax Co, Va
John Gowan 1 tithe 4 cattle
Shadrack Gowan 1 tithe 4 horses 13 cattle
David Gowan 1 tithe, 1 horse, 4 cattle
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/HalifaxVa.htm

1789 Halifax Co, Va
David Goen 1 tithe 1 horse [frame 302]
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/HalifaxVa.htm

1792 Halifax Co Va
David Going Mo 1 tithe 2 horses –
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/HalifaxVa.htm

1793 Halifax Co Va
David Going Mulo 1 tithe 2 horses
[frame 442]
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/HalifaxVa.htm

1796 Halifax Co Va
David Going (at Walnes) 1 tithe
[frame 635]
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/HalifaxVa.htm

1797 Halifax Co Va
David Going (at Walne’s)
[frame 732]
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/HalifaxVa.htm

1798 Halifax Co Va
David Goinn
[frame 819]
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/HalifaxVa.htm

1800 Halifax Co Va
Goin Edwards Junr F.N. 1 tithe
David Goin 1 tithe 1 horse
[frame 59]
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/HalifaxVa.htm

1801 Halifax Co Va
David Goin Planter D.C. 1 tithe 1 horse (free negro)
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/HalifaxVa.htm

1802 Halifax Co Va
Gutridge Goin Mulatto 1 tithe
[frame 186]
David Goin Mulatto 1 tithe 2 horses
[frame 187]
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/HalifaxVa.htm

1803 Halifax Co Va
David Goin Mulatto 1 tithe
Gutridge Goin Mulatto 1 tithe
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/HalifaxVa.htm

1804 Halifax Co Va
David Goin Mulatto 1 tithe 1 horse
[frame 372]
Gutridge Goin Mulatto 1 tithe
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/HalifaxVa.htm

1805 Halifax Co Va
David Goin Mulatto 1 tithe 1 horse
[frame 517]
Birbrige Goin Mulatto 1 tithe
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/HalifaxVa.htm

1806 Halifax Co Va
David Going (Mulatto) 3 tithes 2 horses
[frame 626]
Berbridge Going F.N. 1 tithe
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/HalifaxVa.htm

1807 David Goin 3 tithes 2 horses [frame 325] Grayson Co Va
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/grayson.htm

1809 David Going 1 tithe 3 horses [frame 352] Grayson Co Va
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/grayson.htm

David Gowin appeared as the head of a household in the 1810 census of Wythe County, according to “Index to 1810 Vir­ginia Census” by Madeline W. Crickard. “David Goyen” was enumerated as the head of a free colored household composed of two people in the 1810 census.

1811 B, List of James Newell, Wythe County
David Gowen 2 tithes 2 horses [frame 223]
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1812 A, List of James Newell, Wythe County
Dudley Gowin 1 tithe 1 horse [frame 236]
David Gowin 1 tithe 2 horses
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1813 A, List of James R. Kent, Wythe County
column for “Free Negroes and Mullatoes” written here as “FN”
Dudley Goens (a free Negro) [writing is faded or partially erased] 2 white tithes, 1 horse 2 FN [frame 266]
Same David Goens 2 white tithes, 1 horse, 1 FN
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1814 A, List of James R. Kent, Wythe County
column for “Free Negroes & Mullatoes” written here as “FN”
David Going 1 white tithe 1 horse [frame 302]
Dudly Going 1 white tithe 1 horse
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1816 A, List of John A. Sanders
David Gown 2 tithe 2 horses [frame 393]
Absolem Goen 1 tithe
Dudley Goen 1 tithe 1 horse
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1817 A, List of John A. Sanders
Dudley Goin 1 tithe [frame 424]
David Goen 2 tithes 2 horses
Absolem Goen 1 tithe
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1818, List of John Stanger
Dudley Goen 1 tithe 1 horse [frame 471]
Absolem Goen 1 tithe 1 horse
David Goen Sr 1 tithe 2 horses
David Goen Jr 1 tithe
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1820, List of John A. Sanders
David Goen Sr 1 tithe 2 horses [frame 528]
David Goen Jr 1 tithe
Absolem Goen 1 tithe 1 horse
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm
“David Goin” was recorded as the head of a household of two people in the 1820 census of Wythe County. The family was enumerated as 000100-00001

“David Gowin” was listed as the head of a household in the 1810 census of Wythe County, according to “Index to 1810 Virginia Census” by Madeline W. Crickard. About 1811 he moved again to Grainger County, Tennessee “where he had a brother, Laban Goin,” according to his pension application.

The 1820 census of Grainger County [and all but 10 counties of Tennessee] was destroyed by a fire in Washington, and no copy remains. “David S. Going, free negro” appeared in the 1821 tax list of Grainger County and paid a tax on “one free poll.” “David Goan” reappeared in the 1830 census of Grainger County, page 359, heading a household of “free colored persons.” It is believed that David Smith Goins removed to Hamilton County, Tennessee to join his brother Laban Goins, about 1832.

In 1830, the federal census of Grainger County, Tennessee listed him as “David Goan, free colored.” In 1832, he applied for his pension at age 76 in Hamilton County, Tennessee. He died there February 26, 1834. His pension file states in 1840 that his pension was paid to his children [unnamed].

During his life he was sometimes enumerated as “white” and sometimes as “free colored.” His family removed to Halifax County prior to the Revolution. He enlisted there in a militia company commanded by “Capt. Rogers,” according to his pension application:
“David Goins, a resident of Hamilton County and State of Tennessee, aged 76 years doth appear in open court before the Worshipful Justices of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions of Hamilton County now sitting and on his oath make the following Declaration:
That he entered the service of the United States as a volunteer under Capt. Rogers in Halifax County, State of Virginia and was mustered into service under Col. William Terry at Halifax Courthouse, to Williamsburg, from Williamsburg to Norfolk, and from Norfolk to Portsmouth where he was discharged, having served three months.
“Six or eight months after his return home, he was drafted, according to his memory under Capt. Bates and joined the regiment at Bibb’s Ferry under Maj. Jones. He was marched from there to Cabbin Point below Petersburg, Virginia and was stationed there until his term of service expired, having served three months this tour and was discharged by Capt. Bates and returned home.
About two years after the last mentioned service, this applicant was again drafted, according to his memory under Capt. Pregmore in Halifax County. They marched to join Gen. Washington’s army at Portsmouth where this applicant remained about two months before the surrender of Corn Wallis. About three days afterward, his term of service expired, and he was discharged by Capt. Pregmore and returned home, having served three months this tour.
Four or five years after the termination of the Revolutionary War [October 1781], he moved from Halifax County to Grayson County, Virginia where he resided three years. From there he moved to Wythe County, Virginia and resided there for 10 years. From there he moved to Grainger County and resided there for 14 years. From there he moved to Hamilton County, Tennessee and has resided here twelve months the last day of this month and still resides here.”
“David Goins, age 76” was listed as Revolutionary War Pensioner S3406 in Hamilton County in 1834, according to “Twenty Four Hundred Tennessee Pensioners” by Zella Armstrong.
David Smith Goins died in 1840 in Hamilton County, “his pension then being paid to his children” [unnamed], according to pension records. He did not appear in the 1840 census of Hamilton County.

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David Gowen, [Edward5, Edward, Jr.4, Edward3, William2, Mihil1] son of Edward Gowen was born in Granville County about 1766. (WRONG – was son of SHADRACK GOWEN).
“David Gowing” was surety for the marriage of his brother-in-law James Matthews to Molly Curbo, daughter of Thomas Curbo July 29, 1790 in Halifax County, Virginia.
Thomas Curbo was the head of a large “free colored” family there.

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