1757 William Gowen Jr of Bedford Co, Va.

William Gowen Jr b. about 1757 married Jemimah Burns

(Link to page on various William “Going’s” and other variations of last name.  See this page to compare this William Goyens to other William Going variations that were in the VA, NC, or SC areas in the 1700s.  List is not complete, but I’ve listed those I know about so far:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/various-william-goings-different-ones/ ).

Parents:

William Gowen and Annester Gowen

Children:

James Burns Gowen b. 1785
William Davis Gowen

Siblings:

William Gowen b. 1757 d. Oct 7, 1815 in Williamson Co, TN married Jemimah Burns
Daniel Gowen b. 1758-1838 m. Ann Preston
Joseph Gowen b. 1760 – 1822 m. Judith Pollard
Isham Gowen b. 1765 – 1800 m. Anne Burns (marriage Feb 14, 1785)
James Gowen b. 1771 – 1819
Jeremiah Gowen b. 1775 m. Susanna ? Gowen b. 1780 in Va.
Elizabeth Gowen b. 1779-1859 m. John Gower (marriage Dec 22, 1795)
Nancy Gowen b. 1776-1857 m. Henry Vanover (marriage Aug 28, 1795)

(The following appear to possibly be children of William Gowen born 1730, but could possibly be grandchildren).

Manoah Gowen b. abt 1778 m. Ketura Crain (marriage Dec 30, 1803) (Note:  Manoah Gowen moved from Bedford County, Va, to Madison County, KY with this group).
Micajah Gowen b. 1784 m. Polly Crain (marriage Oct 26, 1804)

Records for William Gowen Jr are likely mixed with his father’s records.  I would assume that William Gowen Jr was likely the person in Virginia’s 14th Regiment with his brother Joseph.

1777 Va William and Joseph Going in muster in Rev War 1

1777 Va William and Joseph Going in muster in Rev War 1

1777 Va William and Joseph Going in muster in Rev War 2

1777 Va William and Joseph Going in muster in Rev War 2

1777 Va William and Joseph Going in muster in Rev War 3

1777 Va William and Joseph Going in muster in Rev War 3

1777 Va William and Joseph Going in muster in Rev War

1777 Va William and Joseph Going in muster in Rev War

1777 Va Bedford Co Wm Gowan and Joseph Gowan payroll in Revolutionary War

1777 Va Bedford Co Wm Gowan and Joseph Gowan payroll in Revolutionary War

1778 Va Jan 1 muster w William Gowan and Joseph Gowen by George Lambert 14th Reg

1778 Va Jan 1 muster w William Gowan and Joseph Gowen by George Lambert 14th Reg

Later in 1778, William Gowen may have felt needed at home to help tend to their crops, etc, after being absent over much of the prior year in the Army.  Achilles Eubank states that he enlisted as William Gowen of Bedford County, Virginia’s substitute in 1778:

1834 MO Cooper Co Achilles Eubank rev war pens app was substitute for William Going of Bedford Co Va_Page_1

1834 MO Cooper Co Achilles Eubank rev war pens app was substitute for William Going of Bedford Co Va_Page_1

1834 MO Cooper Co Achilles Eubank rev war pens app was substitute for William Going of Bedford Co Va_Page_2

1834 MO Cooper Co Achilles Eubank rev war pens app was substitute for William Going of Bedford Co Va_Page_2

1834 MO Cooper Co Achilles Eubank rev war pens app was substitute for William Going of Bedford Co Va_Page_3

1834 MO Cooper Co Achilles Eubank rev war pens app was substitute for William Going of Bedford Co Va_Page_3

Bedford County, Virginia tithe lists show William Gowen Jr with other members of his family.

Bedford County Personal Property Tax List
1782-1805, 1806-1816
Library of Virginia microfilm reels 34 and 35

1782
Daniel Going 1 tithe 1 horse 3 cattle [frame 6]
Joseph Going 1 tithe 1 slave [frame 7]
William Going 1 tithe 1 horse 5 cattle
William Going Senior 1 tithe 4 horses, 10 cattle
Daniel Going 1 tithe 1 horse, 3 cattle [frame 24]

1784
Wm Going Sr 1 tithe 2 horses 7 cattle
Wm Going Jr 1 tithe 3 horses 4 cattle

William Gowen Jr is listed on the tax list of Bedford County, Virginia in 1790.

1790 Va Bedford Co Mar 24 William Gowin Sr, William Gowen Jr, Daniel Gowen, John Gowen and Joseph Gowin on tax list

1790 Va Bedford Co Mar 24 William Gowin Sr, William Gowen Jr, Daniel Gowen, John Gowen and Joseph Gowin on tax list

In 1810, William Gowen Jr is living in Madison County, Kentucky with several other family members:

Joseph Gowin’s household has:  1 male over 45 yrs (Joseph Gowin), 1 male 10-16 yrs, 1 female over 45 yrs (spouse), 3 females 16 to 25 yrs, 1 female 10-15 yrs, 2 females under 10.  (Looks like they had 1 son, and 6 daughters living with them at this time).

Manoah Gowin’s household has 1 male 26-44 yrs, 1 male under 10, 1 female 16 to 25 yrs, 1 female under 10.  (Looks like they had 1 son and 1 daughter at this time).

Anester Gowin’s household has 1 male 16 to 25 yrs, 1 male under 10, 1 female over 45 yrs (Anester Gowin), 1 female 26 to 44 yrs, 1 female 10 to 15 yrs, and 1 female under 10.   (Anester Gowin is the widow of William Gowin, and the mother of Joseph Gowin, and possibly mother of others on this page).

Francis Gowin’s household has 1 male 26 to 44 yrs (Francis Gowin), 2 males under 10 yrs, 1 female 16 to 25 yrs, 1 female under 10 yrs.  (Looks like they had 2 sons and 1 daughter at this time).

William Gowin’s household has 2 males 16 to 25 yrs (William Gowin is one of these two), and 2 females under 10.

John Gowin’s household has 1 male 16 to 25 yrs (John Gowin), and 1 male under 10, and 1 female 16 to 25 yrs (Agnes Wilson).  (Looks like he has 1 son at this time) (son of Joseph Gowin):

William Gowen Jr died October 7, 1815 according to probate paperwork in Williamson County, Tennessee.  The inventory and sale of inventory are recorded there.  His wife, Jemimah Gowen, was the executor of his estate:

1810 KY Madison Co US Census

1810 KY Madison Co US Census

Some time between 1810 and October of 1815 it appears William Gowen Jr may have moved to Williamson County, Tennessee.

William Gowen Jr died on what appears to be October 7, 1815 according to the probate paperwork filed in Williamson County, Tennessee:

1816 TN Williamson Co inventory of William Gowen estate

1816 TN Williamson Co inventory of William Gowen estate

1816 TN Williamson sales of William Gowen estate p1

1816 TN Williamson sales of William Gowen estate p1

1816 TN Williamson sales of William Gowen estate p2

1816 TN Williamson sales of William Gowen estate p2

1815 TN Williamson County Oct 7, 1815 date of death – William Gowen inventory
signed by Jemmima Gowen recorded in the January 1816 session of the Court.

1815 TN Williamson Co Nov 5, 1815, William Gowen, decd – inventory of the sale
of property. Jemima Gowen appears to be executor.
Purchasers at the estate sale are: Jemima Gowen, A. Johnston, Jonathan Polk, Caleb Murphy,
George Burnett, David D?, M? Dooley, John B?, Glen Evan, Wm H. Watts (or Wells)
Betsey Hood, Edward Harris (or Havis), John Wise, Eph. Sampson, Sally Kirby,
Bryant Gray, Bery Sampson, John J? or S?, Joseph Allen, Dempsey ?,
Anderson B?, George Glascock, S? Johnston, John Mills?, Lillian (or William) Johnston,
Elisha Williams.
Signed
Jemima Gowen

*****************************************************

Bedford County Personal Property Tax List
1782-1805, 1806-1816
Library of Virginia microfilm reels 34 and 35

Legend: 1782

1st Col: Free Males Above 21
2nd Col: Slaves
3rd Col: Horses
4th Col: Cattle
5th Col: White Tithes Above 16 Years
6th Col: Black Tithes Above 16 Years

1782 Daniel Going…………1, 0, 1, 3, 1, 0
1782 Joseph Going……….1, 1, 0, 0, 1, 0
1782 William Going……….1, 0, 1, 5, 1, 0
1782 William Going Sr…..1, 0, 4, 10, 1, 0
==========
Legend: 1783, 1784, 1785 & 1786
1st Col: Whites Over 21
2nd Col: Blacks Over 16
3rd Col: Blacks Under 16
4th Col: Total Blacks
5th Col: Horses
6th Col: Cattle
7th Col: Total Number of White & Black Tithes
———-
1783 William Gowing Jr…..1, 0, 0, 0, 1, 4, 1
1783 William Gowing Sr….1, 0, 0, 0, 2, 6, 1
1783 Daniel Gowing……….1, 0, 0, 0, 1, 3, 1
———-
1784 William Going Sr…….1, 0, 0, 0, 2, 7, 1
1784 William Going Jr……..1, 0, 0, 0, 3, 4, 1
———-
1785 Isham Going…………..1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1
1785 William Going Jr……..1, 0, 0, 0, 4, 2, 2
———-
1786 William Going Sr……..1, 0, 0, 0, 2, 4, 1
1786 Daniel Going…………..1, 0, 0, 0, 2, 3, 1
==========
Legend: 1787
Names of White Males Tithable Above 21
1st Col: White males above 16 Under 21
2nd Col: Blacks Above 16
3rd Col: Blacks Under 16
4th Col: Horses
5th Col: Cattle

23 Apr 1787 William Gowin……….0, 0, 0, 2, 5
23 Apr 1787 William Gowin……….0, 0, 0. 1, 6
05 May 1787 Isham Gowins……….0, 0, 0, 1, 3
05 May 1787 Daniel Gowins……….0, 0, 0, 1, 4
29 May 1787 Joseph Gowin………..0, 0, 1, 2, 0
14 ___ 1787 John Bratcher Jr…….1, 0, 0, 1, 0
19 ___ 1787 Canaday Bratcher….0, 0, 0, 2, 4
19 ___ 1787 John Bratcher Sr……0, 4, 2, 1, 14
==========
Legend: 1788 &1789
1st Col: Total Number of Tithes White & Black
2nd Col: Number of Blacks Over 16
3rd Col: Horses

24 Mar 1788 William Gowin Sr….2, 0, 1
29 Apr 1788 Joseph Gowin……..2, 1, 0
12 Jun 1788 William Gowin Jr…..1, 0, 3
12 Jun 1788 Daniel Gowin……….1, 0, 1
12 Apr 1788 John Bratcher………5, 5, 2
———-
21 Mar 1789 Joseph Goings……..1, 2, 0
24 Mar 1789 William Goings Sr….2, 0, 1
30 May 1789 William Gowin Jr…..2, 0, 3
30 May 1789 Daniel Gowin……….1, 0, 1
15 Jun 1789 John Bratcher……….6, 5, 5
==========
Legend: 1790, 1791 & 1792
1st Col: Number of Tithes Black & White
2nd Col: Number of Blacks Over 12
3rd Col: Horses

22 Mar 1790 William Goin……….1, 0, 2
26 Apr 1790 William Goin………..1, 0, 3
09 Jul 1790 Daniel Goin………….1, 0, 1
12 Jul 1790 John Bratcher……….6, 5, 7
———-
25 Apr 1791 Daniel Gowin……….1, 0, 1
25 Apr 1791 William Gowin Jr…..2, 0, 3
20 Jul 1791 William Gowin Sr…..1, 0, 2
20 Jul 1791 James Gowin………..1, 0, 2
07 Apr 1791 John Bratcher……….7, 5, 7
07 Apr 1791 Canady Bratcher…..1, 0, 2
———-
23 Apr 1792 William Gowin Jr….2, 0, 5
28 May 1792 William Gowin……2, 0, 2
10 Jul 1792 Isham Gowin………..1, 0, 1
10 Jul 1792 Daniel Gowin……….1, 0, 2
10 Jul 1792 James Gowin……….1, 0, 1
26 — 1792 Canady Bratcher……1, 0, 1
26 — 1792 John Bratcher………..7, 5, 11
==========
Legend: 1793, 1794, 1795, 1796, 1797, 1798, 1799, 1800 & 1801
1st Col: Total Number of Tithes White & Black
2nd Col: Blacks Over 12
3rd Col: Horses

18 Mar 1793 William Gowin………2, 0, 4
28 May 1793 Daniel Gowin……….1, 0, 2
28 May 1793 Isham Gowin………..1, 0, 1
29 Jul 1793 William Gowin Sr…….2, 0, 2
31 Jul 1793 John Bratcher Sr……..5, 4, 4
31 Jul 1793 Canaday Bratcher……1, 0, 1
31 Jul 1793 John Bratcher Jr……..1, 0, 2
———-
28 Mar 1794 William Gowing………1, 0, 2
26 May 1794 William Gowing Sr….1, 0, 2
20 Jun 1794 Daniel Gowing………..1, 0, 2
20 Jun 1794 Isham Gowing………. 1, 0, 1
02 Apr 1794 Canady Bratcher…….1, 0, 2
30 Apr 1794 John Bratcher Sr…….6, 4, 5
30 Apr 1794 John Bratcher Jr…….1, 0, 2
———-
04 Apr 1795 William Goen Jr……..1, 0, 2
04 Apr 1795 Isham Goen………….1, 0, 1
04 Apr 1795 Daniel Goen………….1, 0, 1
27 Jul 1795 William Goen Sr……..1, 0, 1
27 Jul 1795 Jeremiah Goen………1, 0, 0
15 May 1795 John Bratcher Sr….5, 4, 5
15 May 1795 John Bratcher Jr…..1, 0, 2
15 May 1795 Canada Bratcher…..1, 0, 1
———-
21 Mar 1796 Daniel Gowin…………1, 0, 1
06 Jul 1796 William Gowin Jr……..2, 0, 2
07 Jul 1796 William Gowin Sr……..1, 0, 1 (left VA after paying this tax)
07 Jul 1796 Isham Gowin…………..1, 0, 1
22 Mar 1796 Canaday Bratcher….1, 0, 1
22 Mar 1796 John Bratcher Jr……1, 0, 2
22 Mar 1796 John Bratcher Sr…..5, 4, 3
———-
10 Apr 1797 Daniel Gowen………1, 0, 1
15 Apr 1797 Isham Gowen……….0, 0, 1
24 Apr 1797 William Gowen Jr….1, 0, 3
07 Apr 1797 John Bratcher Sr…..6, 4, 4
07 Apr 1797 John Bratcher Jr……1, 0, 2
07 Apr 1797 Canada Bratcher…..1, 0, 0

———-
25 Jul 1798 William Gowin Jr…..1, 0, 2
25 Jul 1798 Isham Gowin………..0, 0, 1
11 Apr 1798 Canada Bratcher….1, 0, 1
08 Jun 1798 John Bratcher……..6, 4, 4
———-
25 Mar 1799 Isham Gowen………0, 0, 1 (died after paying this tax)
13 Apr 1799 Canady Bratcher….1, 0, 1
24 Jun 1799 John Bratcher Sr….4, 4, 3
24 Jun 1799 John Bratcher Jr….1, 0, 3
———-
__ Jul 1800 Daniel Gowen………2, 0, 1 (Daniel and son, Isham)
__ Jul 1800 Manoah Gowen……1, 0, 0
08 May 1800 Can Bratcher………1, 0, 1
08 May 1800 John Bratcher……..1, 0, 2
08 May 1800 John Bratcher Sr….5, 3, 3
———-
26 Mar 1801 Jeremiah Gowen….2, 0, 1
08 Apr 1801 Minoah Gowen…….1, 0, 0
03 Apr 1801 John Bratcher Sr….4, 3, 3
03 Apr 1801 John Bratcher Jr…..1, 0, 2
03 Apr 1801 Canada Bratcher….1, 0, 1
03 Apr 1801 Ben Bratcher……….1, 0, 2
==========
Legend: 1802, 1803, 1804 & 1805
1st Col: Number of White Males Above 16
2nd Col: Blacks Above 12 Years Old
3rd Col: Blacks Above 16 Years Old
4th Col: Horses

13 Aug 1802 Micajah Going……….1, 0, 0, 0
14 Aug 1802 Noah Going…………..1, 0, 0, 1
21 Aug 1802 Daniel Going…………2, 0, 0, 1 (Daniel and son, Isham)
21 Aug 1802 John Bratcher Jr……1, 0, 0, 2
21 Aug 1802 Cannady Bratcher….1, 0, 0, 2
21 Aug 1802 John Bratcher Sr……1, 0, 3, 2
———-
03 May 1803 Minoah Going……….1, 0, 0, 0
20 Aug 1803 Daniel Going…………1, 0, 0, 1
20 Aug 1803 Isham Going…………1, 0, 0, 1 (Daniel’s son)
18 Aug 1803 John Bratcher Jr……1, 0, 0, 2
18 Aug 1803 Cannady Bratcher….1, 0, 0, 1
18 Aug 1803 Benjamin Bratcher….1, 0, 0, 1
26 Aug 1803 John Bratcher Sr……1, 0, 3, 2
———-
04 Aug 1804 Daniel Going……….2, 0, 0, 2 (Daniel and son, Isham)
01 Sep 1804 Noah Going…………1, 0, 0, 1
28 Jul 1804 Cannady Bratcher….2, 0, 0, 1
———-
16 Apr 1805 Daniel Going………..1, 0, 0, 1
05 Jun 1805 Noah Going…………1, 0, 0, 1
———-
After 1805, neither Going nor Bratcher, including surname variations, are found on the 1806 through 1810 tax lists.

This data was copied from microfilm by Joseph “Eddie” Harris and transcribed by Karen Cooper.  http://boards.ancestry.com/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=113&p=surnames.goin

(The Going/Gowen family members do not appear in Bedford County tax lists after 1805).

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