Jenkins Gowen b. abt 1761
Michael Gowen – b. abt 1720 married to “unknown name”
1778 – Jenkins Gowen was a seventeen-year-old “mullato” in 1778 when he enlisted in Captain John Rust’s Company of Granville County militia [The North Carolinian VI:726 (Mil. TR 4-40)]. C. Dixon received his final pay of 41 pounds for service in the North Carolina Line [Clark, The State Records of North Carolina, XVII:214]. Jenkins Gowen received a paystub for 31 pounds 6 shillings in 1784 for service in 1779: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99W8-NQ6J?i=432&cc=1498361
1778 Jun 3 – Granville Co Will Bk 1, p 193. Deed of Gift-MICHAEL GOWIN of Pr Geo Parish, Craven Co, SC, planter, for love & good will, to JENKINS GOWIN of Granville Co, NC, 80 acres being part of 600 ac lying and being in Bute Co, NC & part in Granville Co, NC at William McBees line on south side of Taylor’s Creek, EDWIN GOWIN & his wife to live on sd land until their dec’d, then to sd JENKINS GOWIN. Wits: John McKipock (McKissock), William McBee. (Johnson, NC Genealogy, Spring-Summer 1970, p 2503. Also, Gwynn, Abstracts of the Wills and Estate Records of Granville Co, NC, 1746-1808, 1973, p 60. Bk 1, p 193-4). Granville Co, NC https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C956-FS9V-Z?i=214&cat=358185 , http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html
1788 Jenkins Gowin
Granville County Tax List
Granville Co, NC
http://files.usgwarchives.net/nc/granville/court/tax1788.txt , https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLF-D9BW-9?i=172&cat=353959
1789 Jenkins Gowen on tax list in Granville County, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLF-D9BM-K?i=180&cat=353959
1790 Other Free Households in US Census 1790 – North Carolina
Going, Gutridge Caswell County
Goings, William 14500 Moore County
Goings, William 10 Moore County
Gordan, Peter 10 Currituck County
Gowin, William 23401 Randolph County
Gowin, Jenkin Granville, Fort Creek Dist.
1790 – Jenkin Gowin
US Census – first head of Household
North Carolina – Hillsborough District, Granville Co. – page 90
0 males over 16, 0 males under 16, 0 females – white. 0 slaves.
Jenkins Gowen was a seventeen-year-old “mullato” in 1778 when he enlisted in Captain John Rust’s Company of Granville County militia [The North Carolinian VI:726 (Mil. TR 4-40)]. C. Dixon received his final pay of 41 pounds for service in the North Carolina Line [Clark, The State Records of North Carolina, XVII:214].