Raverly Going born about 1757 m. ?
Nancy Going Smith m. Michael Smith
1757 abt Raverly Going, Private
Council Chamber, March 26, 1809. The Reps. of Raverly Going are entitled to the proportion of land allowed a Private in the Contl. line for three years service. William Cabell, Gov. Apl. 23, 1808, Received warrant 5484 for 100 acres in the name of Nancy Smith. Signed, Joseph Ladd.
Charles City CO., Apl. 1808. Freeman Brown and James Brown deposed that Nancy Smith, the wife of Michael Smith is the only heir of Raverly Going, dec’d. Copy teste, Edmund Christian Dep. Clerk.
Michael Smith and Nancy Smith of Charles City county, Va. appointed Joseph Ladd as their Atty. 10th Apl., 1808. Ackn. before Frank H. Irby, J. of P. Charles City Co. Note. Nancy Smith was the wife of Michael Smith as is shown in the acknowledgement made before Frank Irby, J. of P. Recorded Book 2, p. 619, Va. L. Off.
Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements & Rosters Virginia Bounty-Land Application of Raverly Going VAS1089 Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris
[From bounty-warrant records in the Library of Virginia]
I do hereby certifie that Raverly Going enlisted in the sixth Virginia Regiment on Continental establishment for three years and that he died in the army. Given under my hand this 21st day March 1808
John Bell 1st Lieut in the above Reg’t
[Charles City County VA]
Raverly Going enlisted in the 6th Virginia Regiment and died in the army according to an affidavit by Lieutenant Bell of the regiment who was living in Charles City County on 21 March 1818. Freeman and James Brown of Charles City County deposed that Nancy Smith, wife of Michael Smith was the only heir of Raverly Going, deceased. She received land warrant no. 5484 for 100 acres and was living in Charles City County in 1808. [Revolutionary War Bounty Warrants, Going, Raverly, Digital Collections, LVA].
information: enlisted in the 6th Virginia Regiment for a three year term and died in service as attested by the certificate of John BELL, a Lt. of the regiment; in 1808 a land bounty of 100 acres was awarded to Nancy Smith, wife of Michael Smith, who was identified as the only child of Raverly GOING by the testimony of Freeman BROWN and James BROWN.
Some have suggested that the only “Going” in the Va. 6th Regiment was David Going – and have stated that this is actually Raverly Going. This appears to be incorrect. I searched the Virginia 6th Regiment’s rolls and found at least 3 people, including what appears to be “Rav Going”, and then Samuel Gowing, and then David Going:
1) Rav Going (or Rob Going) decd by the June 1777 muster Ancestry.com to Rav Going on 6th Regiment roster
2) Samuel Gowing died 1st February 1777 (p. 98)
Ancestry.com to Samuel Gowing on 6th Regiment roster
3) David Going died May 13, 1778 (p. 485) Ancestry.com to David Going on 6th Regiment roster