1770 Elijah Goyen married Doshea Bland

(Why all the different spellings? Click the following link for an explanation:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/goyen-family/ ).

Elijah Goyen – 1770 – 1807, married to:  Doshea Bland (who married Elijah Goyen first, then remarried to John Plaxco after Elijah died)
Doshea Bland’s 2nd marriage was to John Plaxco

Parents of Elijah Goyen:

Drury Goyen and Sarah “Sallie” Baxter

Children of Elijah Goyen:

Drury B. Goyen b abt. 1805
Sarah Goyen b. abt. 1800

Siblings of Elijah Going:

1) Martha Going born about 1768 – d. Aug 19, 1813,  (Married 1790 to – Larkin “Asa” Tindall (d 1841)- moved to Warren County, Ga).
2) Elijah Going born in 1770 – d. 1807 (Chester, SC)
3) Job Going b. Sept 5, 1772 Chester, SC-d. April 23, 1834, Tuscaloosa Co, AL m. Rebecca Lockert – of Aaron and Sarah Miles Lockert
4) Isaac Going born April 28, 1775 (Chester, SC) – (Married on Aug 21, 1804 to Rebecca Palmer)
5) James Going born in 1777
6) Sarah Baxter Going born 1786
7) Mary Going born in 1787
8) Rebecca Going born about 1789
9) Thomas Baxter Going born in 1795


Y-DNA:  See the following page for Y-DNA results for this line:

Y-DNA information for Goyen:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/y-dna-for-goyen/

Y-DNA matches (most distant known ancestors of people we match – have common paternal ancestor with these people):  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/ydna-matches/

Early life to Adulthood:

Elijah Goyen was born about 1770, likely in Orange County, North Carolina.   By 1771 his father Drury Goyen has moved his family to Fairfield County, South Carolina on Wateree Creek.

S213184001600282 Colonial Plat Books (copy series) 8 Bit Gray 300dpi Scanned By: Richie Wiggers

Elijah Goyen’s father, Drury Goyen, fights in the Revolutionary War, and shortly after moves the family to Chester County, South Carolina on Turkey Creek.

1784 Drury Goyen survey 200a Fairfield SC marked 1784 Goyen, Drury plat survey in Fairfield SC three islands in the Broad River snipped

(1784 land plats to Drury Goyen – showing location where he moves his family).

Elijah Goyen grows up in the Chester, York, Union and Fairfield County areas of South Carolina.

In 1785 Drury Gowing and Elijah G. Going both sign an affidavit on behalf of Moses Williams in his petition to receive benefits as a wounded soldier in the Revolutionary War:

1785 SC York Dist Moses Williams rev war pens app Drury Going and Elijah Going as supt wits_Page_1

1785 SC York Dist Moses Williams rev war pens app Drury Going and Elijah Going as supt wits_Page_1

1785 SC York Dist Moses Williams rev war pens app Drury Going and Elijah Going as supt wits_Page_2

1785 SC York Dist Moses Williams rev war pens app Drury Going and Elijah Going as supt wits_Page_2

1785 SC York Dist Moses Williams rev war pens app Drury Going and Elijah Going as supt wits_Page_3

1785 SC York Dist Moses Williams rev war pens app Drury Going and Elijah Going as supt wits_Page_3

1785 SC York Dist Moses Williams rev war pens app Drury Going and Elijah Going as supt wits_Page_4

1785 SC York Dist Moses Williams rev war pens app Drury Going and Elijah Going as supt wits_Page_4

Elijah Goyen marries Doshea Bland some time between 1796 to some time in 1800.   Elijah’s father Drury Goyen dies in 1796. Widow Sarah Goyen, and son Elijah Goyen are appointed as executors of his Drury Goyen’s estate.

1798 Elijah Going witnesses a land transaction involving Aaron Lockhart:

1775-1798 Aaron Lockhart buys land witnessed by Elijah Going

1775-1798 Aaron Lockhart buys land witnessed by Elijah Going

Doshea Bland is identified by her father, Edward Bland, in his will dated October 12, 1797.  The will is probated on June 9, 1800. Edward Bland identifies the following family member in his will:  His beloved wife Frankey, his beloved son William Bland, his two daughters, Dosha and Elizabeth, his wife Frankey and his son in law George Plaxco were appointed as executors of the will.  The will was witnessed by William Bland and James Plaxco.  It appears that Elizabeth was the daughter that married George Plaxco.  Dosha married Elijah Goyen, but she remarried to John Plaxco after Elijah Goyen died.

1797 - 1801 Bland, Edward will in 1797 naming Dosha and Elizabeth as daughters and George Plaxco as son in law_Page_11797 - 1801 Bland, Edward will naming Dosha and Elizabeth as daughters and George Plaxco as son in law_Page_2 (2)


1799 Elijah Going witnesses the will of Aaron Lockert in Chester County, South Carolina:

1799 SC Chester Co Elijah Going witnesses Aaron Lockerts will p1

1799 SC Chester Co Elijah Going witnesses Aaron Lockerts will p1

1799 SC Chester Co Elijah Going witnesses Aaron Lockerts will p2

1799 SC Chester Co Elijah Going witnesses Aaron Lockerts will p2

The 1800 US Census in Chester County, South Carolina lists Elijah Goin as a resident:

1800 US Census Chester with Elijah Goin

1800 US Census Chester with Elijah Goin

Elijah Goyen acts as executor of his father’s estate until 1807, when Elijah Goyen unexpectedly dies.  His wife, Doshea Bland Goyen, is appointed as an executor of the estate.

Elijah Goyen and Doshea Bland have two known children together – Sarah Goyen born about 1798, and Drury B. Goyen born about 1800.

Children of Doshea Bland and John Plaxco

Elvira Plaxco b. abt 1808-1809 (married Thompson McCluney)

Children of Elvira Plaxco and Thompson McCluney:

Adeline McCluney b. 1829
John McCluney b. 1830
Samuel Thomas McCluney b. 1832
Thaddeus Sobieski McCluney b. 1836


Elijah Going’s estate pays out to “widow’s part”, and “childrens part”:

1808 Going, Elijah accts to be paid Chester SC note saying widows part and childrens part

John Plaxco, husband of Docea Bland – appointed as Drury B. Goyne “guardian” – 3 months before his mother, Sarah Goyen, died in June of 1820 – done to protect his rights to the estate I believe).

1820 Mar 27 Goyen, Drury York w John Plaxco as guardian of Sarah Goings prbate June 5

(April 3, 1815 – George Plaxco appointed guardian – Sarah Goyen (matriarch of the Goyen estate) wrote her will in 1814 – so she must have been ill. I think this was done by Plaxco’s to ensure they got part of estate). The oldest Sarah could have been at this point was 20 – so she could not have been born before 1795).

1815 Goen, Sarah in York SC George Plaxco appt guardian of Sarah and then receiving 454 frm Elijah Going est in 1817

-George Plaxco received $487.57 “settlement” – from “Isaac Gowen, administrator of the estate of Elijah Goen”.
-This was paid March 25, 1817. So she must have still been a minor at this time. (so she could not have been born before 1797 per this document)

Docia Bland remarries to John Plaxco after Elijah Going dies.  John Plaxco dies in 1824, and Docia Plaxco (Bland), his wife, is administrator of the estate.  The settlement of the estate shows Drury Going (Drury B. Goyne – Elijah’s and  Docia’s son) being paid his “Legacy”, as well as Elvira Plaxco – who is now married to Thompson McCluney – as is shown in the probate papers of John Plaxco‘s estate:

1824 Plaxco, Docea adm John Plaxco will w Drury Goyne buying part of estate 1824 Plaxco, Docea adm John Plaxco will w stmt listing Tho B Goyne cash 98 1827 Plaxco, Docea adm John Plaxco est Thompson McCluney sgn recpt for 399 for wife Elvira Plaxco 1827 Plaxco, Docea adm John Plaxco will w Drury Going rec 980 his legacy Elvira Plaxco heir at law 399

Elijah Going – Apartment 23 Pkg 344; Book D Pg 243, Nov 1807:

Book D: pg 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, pg 389
133: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19385-20096-54?cc=1919417&wc=M6NW-6P8:210904201,210975201 (pg 243)
134: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19385-20094-52?cc=1919417&wc=M6NW-6P8:210904201,210975201 (pgs 244, 245)
135: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19385-21624-44?cc=1919417&wc=M6NW-6P8:210904201,210975201 (pgs 246, 247)
136: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19385-20095-53?cc=1919417&wc=M6NW-6P8:210904201,210975201 (pgs 248, 249)
206: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19385-19748-58?cc=1919417&wc=M6NW-6P8:210904201,210975201 (pg 389)

Book E: pg 95, 123
60: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19385-26984-47?cc=1919417&wc=M6NW-X23:210904201,210982301 (pg 95)
74: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19385-26079-5?cc=1919417&wc=M6NW-X23:210904201,210982301 (pg 123)

Elijah Going’s Loose Papers:
Apartment 23, Package 344:
61: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19365-90650-5?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-6TL:190567701,190567702,190567703,190726101
62: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19365-89358-37?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-6TL:190567701,190567702,190567703,190726101
63: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19365-89012-28?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-6TL:190567701,190567702,190567703,190726101
64: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19365-89330-57?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-6TL:190567701,190567702,190567703,190726101
65: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19365-89331-56?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-6TL:190567701,190567702,190567703,190726101
66: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19365-89549-96?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-6TL:190567701,190567702,190567703,190726101
67: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19365-89357-38?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-6TL:190567701,190567702,190567703,190726101
68: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19365-89254-60?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-6TL:190567701,190567702,190567703,190726101
69: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19365-89329-46?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-6TL:190567701,190567702,190567703,190726101
70: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19365-90111-51?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-6TL:190567701,190567702,190567703,190726101
71: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19365-88417-65?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-6TL:190567701,190567702,190567703,190726101
72: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19365-90047-16?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-6TL:190567701,190567702,190567703,190726101
73: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19365-88742-37?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-6TL:190567701,190567702,190567703,190726101

Elijah Going’s Children (Guardianship):
Loose Papers:
Index: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19362-9087-52?cc=1911928&wc=MPPV-YWP:190567601,192856001,190567602,190560104

Sarah Gowen (child of Elijah Going):
325: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19366-21143-35?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-T3D:190567601,190561002,190567602,191842601
326: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19366-21358-52?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-T3D:190567601,190561002,190567602,191842601
Image (York Minute Book):
36: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19424-35688-43?cc=1919417&wc=M6N4-3WP:210905701,211200101

Drury Gowen (child of Elijah Going):
332: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19366-21120-16?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-T3D:190567601,190561002,190567602,191842601
333: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19366-20922-58?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-T3D:190567601,190561002,190567602,191842601
Image (York Minute Book):
78: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19424-35022-3?cc=1919417&wc=M6N4-3WP:210905701,211200101

Sarah Baxter Going – d.aprx June 1820
(wife of Drury Going b. 1749) – Apartment 22 Pkg 324; Book H Pg 9:
P22: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19421-100162-2?cc=1919417&wc=M6NW-VWL:210904201,211004401 (pg 9)

Sarah Going’s Loose Papers:
Apartment 22, Package 324:
519: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19365-60678-10?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-MNG:190567701,190567702,190567703,190690101
520: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19365-61403-53?cc=1911928&wc=MPPL-MNG:190567701,190567702,190567703,190690101

John Plaxco’s estate d. aprx 1824
(Doshea Plaxco – wife/administrator – Doshea Plaxco’s maiden name was Doshea Bland – her first husband was Elijah Going. Her children are Sarah Going, Drury Going, and Elvira Plaxco).
York County Minute Book – Image:
96: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19424-34801-26?cc=1919417&wc=M6N4-3WP:210905701,211200101
Estate Records Books Vol H – Image:
89: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19423-125946-44?cc=1919417&wc=M6NW-P38:210905701,211051301

John Plaxco – York County Loose Papers:
Case 35, File 1480:
192: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19366-41064-55?cc=1911928&wc=MPPG-ZNP:190567601,190561002,190567602,191325201
193: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19366-41630-45?cc=1911928&wc=MPPG-ZNP:190567601,190561002,190567602,191325201
194: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19366-41637-26?cc=1911928&wc=MPPG-ZNP:190567601,190561002,190567602,191325201
195: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19366-42566-32?cc=1911928&wc=MPPG-ZNP:190567601,190561002,190567602,191325201
196: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19366-41347-47?cc=1911928&wc=MPPG-ZNP:190567601,190561002,190567602,191325201
197: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19366-41348-44?cc=1911928&wc=MPPG-ZNP:190567601,190561002,190567602,191325201
198: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19366-41013-32?cc=1911928&wc=MPPG-ZNP:190567601,190561002,190567602,191325201
199: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19366-41635-16?cc=1911928&wc=MPPG-ZNP:190567601,190561002,190567602,191325201
200: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19366-40938-32?cc=1911928&wc=MPPG-ZNP:190567601,190561002,190567602,191325201
201: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-19366-40570-44?cc=1911928&wc=MPPG-ZNP:190567601,190561002,190567602,191325201

3) Elijah Going born in 1770 – 1807 (probate records in file)
-married to a) Docea Bland b. (unk)

Children born to Elijah Going and Docea are:
Sarah Going (also listed as Goen in court ppw – guardianship ppw in 1815) – b (unk)
Drury B. Going (also listed as Goyen in court 1820 guardianship ppw) b. about 1800


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