1754 Samuel Going b abt 1754 m. Elizabeth Slade, of Claiborne Co, MS

Samuel Going b. 1778 – also in Claiborne Co by 1816 – (brother of Moses Going, maybe same as Samuel Going of Goochland Co, Va). Thomas was an admin on his estate. Samuel’s will shows his family as:
– Wife: Betsy – Ellizabeth Slade

Parents: 

  • Unknown

Children of Samuel Going:

  • William Going is son of Samuel – shows on taxrolls in 1830 in Claiborne, and executor on will, likely oldest
  • Martha A Going listed on 1833 will,
  • Elizabeth Going listed on 1833 will,
  • Ellenor Going listed on 1833 will,
  • Josia Going listed on 1833 will.

Siblings:  

Possible relatives:

1) Nancy Going – who m. Charles Stewart in 1818. (Making her born abt 1800ish possibly – could be a child of Thomas if he had a prior marriage not shown)
2)  Lewis Going – shows on 1830 taxrolls in Claiborne. (if a child of Thomas, then likely b. abt 1807-08)
3) John Going (poss: John P Going) – shows on 1830 taxrolls in Claiborne. ALSO, shows as John P Going in 1839 and 1840 taxrolls in Yazoo Co where Thomas Going had purch land in 1838. (if a child of Thomas, then likely b. abt 1807-08)
4) Thomas E Going – shows on 1837 taxroll in Claiborne, and 1838 taxroll in Hinds. (if a child of Thomas, then likely b. abt 1814-15)
5) E T Going (this may be the same at Thomas E Going above) – shows in 1839 and 1840 taxrolls with John P Going in Yazoo Co where Thomas Going had purch land in 1838. (if a child of Thomas, then likely b. abt 1816-17)

Sources and Facts:

1799 Wilkes Co, Ga tax lists
Capt Solomon Thornton’s Dist
Samuel Gowan F Mulatto
Moses Gowan F Mulatto – 300 acres, Wilkes Co, Rocky Creek, adj to John Bell
(2d listing for Moses) – 331 acres, Wilkes Co, Ogeechee, adj Alexander
https://vault.georgiaarchives.org/digital/collection/tax/id/23844/rec/35

Samuel Going was married to Elizabeth Slade January 28, 1799 in Wilkes County, according to “Early Records of Georgia.”

1816 Claiborne Co MS Census (land not listed)
Thomas Going – 0 white people, 1 free person of color, 3 slaves.
Samuel Going – 0 white people, 10 free persons of color.    Listed adjacent to each other on census.  http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/series/486/detail/34940  (Note:  first appearance of Samuel Going on taxlist or census).

1818 Claiborne Co MS taxroll
Thomas Going – 500 acres, 3 slaves, 2 white polls, 0 free persons of color.
Samuel Going – 416 acres, 0 slaves, 1 white poll, 0 free persons of color. http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1818/Combined/5

1819 Claiborne Co MS taxroll
Thomas Going – 350 acres, 1 white poll, 0 free persons of color, 3 slaves.
Samuel Going – 416 acres, 1 white poll, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves. http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1819/Combined/7

1822 Claiborne Co MS taxroll
Samuel Going – 208 acres, 0 white polls, 1 free person of color, 0 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1822/Combined/13

1822 Claiborne Co MS taxroll
Thomas Going – 350 acres, 0 white polls, 1 free person of color, 10 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1822/Combined/8

1823 Claiborne Co MS taxroll
Samuel Going – 208 acres, 0 white polls, 1 free person of color, 0 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1823/Combined/4

1823 Claiborne Co MS taxroll
Thomas Going – 370 acres, 0 white polls, 1 free person of color, 10 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1823/Combined/2

1824 Claiborne Co MS taxroll
Thomas Going – 370 acres, 0 white polls, 1 free person of color, 11 slaves.
Samuel Going – 416 acres, 0 white polls, 1 free person of color, 0 slaves. http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1824/Combined/6

1825 Claiborne Co MS taxroll
Thomas Going – 270 acres, 0 white polls, 1 free person of color, 8 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1825/Combined/8

1825 Claiborne Co MS taxroll
Samuel Going – 416 acres, 0 white polls, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1825/Combined/9

18– (unk year – mixed in with 1836 year, but obviously not for 1836) Claiborne Co MS tax roll with
Thomas Going – 670 acres, 2 white males, 8 slaves
Samuel Going – 212 acres, 0 white males, 0 slaves
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1836/Combined/87

1827 Claiborne Co MS taxroll
Samuel Going – 212 acres, 0 white polls, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1827/Combined/12

1827 Claiborne Co MS taxroll
Thomas Going – 670 acres, 2 white polls, 0 free persons of color, 8 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1827/Combined/13

1827 June 4 – Jonathan McCabb for $432.00 conveys to Samuel Going a parcel of land on the east part of a factional section twelve in Township 12 of Range 4 E of lands sold at Washington, Mississippi, and bounded on the south by lands granted to Samuel McCall and now owned by Jonathan McCabb, on the east by lands granted to David McCabb, and on the north by vacant land, and on the west by a Bayou known as McCabbs Bayou which separates it from the lands of Jonathan McCabb. Containing 216 acres. Signed: Jonathan McCabb. Wit: Lewis Cronly, Louisa Cronly, Samuel Shearman. bk N, p 142 Claiborne Co, MS.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLG-7SGW-V?i=362&cat=253363

1828 Claiborne Co MS tax roll with
Thomas Going – 670 acres – 1 white poll, 0 free persons of color, 15 slaves;
Samuel Going – 212 acres – 0 polls, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1828/Combined/10

1829 Claiborne Co MS tax roll with
Thomas Going – 670 acres, 0 polls, 0 free persons of color, and 17 slaves
Samuel Going – 212 acres, 0 polls, 0 free persons of color, and 0 slaves
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1829/Combined/8

1830 Claiborne Co MS tax roll with
Samuel Going – 212 acres, 0 polls, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves.
William Going – 0 land, 1 poll, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1830/Combined/12

1830 Claiborne Co MS tax roll with
Thomas Going – 670 acres, 0 polls, 0 free persons of color, 18 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1830/Combined/13

1831 Claiborne Co MS tax roll with
Thomas Going – 522 acres – 0 polls, 0 free persons of color, 16 slaves,
Samuel Going – 212 acres – 0 polls, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves,
William Going – 0 land – 1 poll, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves,
Lewis Going – 0 land – 1 poll, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves,
John Going – 0 land – 1 poll, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1831/Combined/10

1833 Saml Going to M A Going bk A p 281 Claiborne Co, MS.

1833 Claiborne Co MS tax roll with
Samuel Going’s estate – 212 acres, 0 polls, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves,
Lewis Going, 1 poll, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves,
John Going, 1 poll, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves,
William Going, 1 poll, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1833/Combined/13

1833 Sept 16 – To his Honour the judge of probate for Claiborne County – Sir, I hereby resign my right as widow of Samuel Going to the administration of his Estate in favour of his Brother Thomas Going who I wish to have the entire management of same as I am not cabable of attending that business. Signed: Alizabeth Going. Truly Recorded: Lucas Gee clk. Orphans Court Record Vol F 1832-1834. pg 250. Claiborne Co, MS. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9QX-MPND?i=414&cc=2036959&cat=628999

1833 Sept 23 – Thomas Going admr of Samuel Going decd – Bond. We Thomas Going, Francis B Lee and S O Bridewell of Claiborne Co, MS are bound to Volney Stamps esq Judge of Probate for $1000 good and lawful money . . . Thomas Going with the will annexed of all the goods chattels and credits of Samuel Going decd do make a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of said deceased . . . Signed: Thomas Going, F B Lee, S O Bridewell. Court Minutes, 1830-1835 pg 362-363. Claiborne Co, MS
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/8995/005841948_00100?pid=1485629&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3Dtry%26db%3DUSProbateMS%26h%3D1485629&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=005842022_00487
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89QX-MWFH?i=282&cc=2036959&cat=628829

1833 Sept 23 – To Alfred L Robinson, Joseph F Brook, Humphrey Shearman, Jonathan McCabb and William Clark . . . this is to authorize any three of your jointly to appraise the estate of Samuel Going decd. Orphans Court Record Vol F 1832-1834. pg 262. Claiborne Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99QX-M585?i=420&cc=2036959&cat=628999

1833 Oct 8 – Humphrey Shearman, A L Robinson, and Joseph F Brook file their appraisment of the estate of Samuel Going decd amounting to $180.12. Appraisal filed with court on Oct 24, 1833 by Thomas Going, admin. Orphans Court Record Vol F 1832-1834. pg 263. Claiborne Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99QX-M5XY?i=421&cc=2036959&cat=628999

1833 Nov 25 – Thomas Going files report with court re claims against estate of Samuel Going and that amount of estate is not sufficient for the purpose, and that the property is needed to support the deceaseds family. Petitions for an order to sell real estate of decd to pay said debt. Orphans Court Record Vol F 1832-1834. pg 318. Claiborne Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99QX-M5C6?i=448&cc=2036959&cat=628999

1834 Claiborne Co MS tax roll with
Thomas Going – 500 acres, 0 polls, 0 free persons of color, 24 slaves.
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1834/Combined/14

1834 Claiborne Co MS tax roll with
Samuel Going’s estate – 212 acres, 0 polls, 0 free persons of color, 0 slaves
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Claiborne/1834/Combined/15

1834 Madison Co MS taxroll
John Gowen – 0 land, 0 white polls, 1 free person of color, 0 slaves
Saml Gowen – 0 land, 0 white polls, 1 free person of color, 0 slaves
http://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/taxrolls/Madison/1834/Combined/9

1834 Jan 27 – Port Gibson – admin of estate of Samuel Going decd had advertised the sale of the personal property of estate according to law . . . widow of the deceased purchased the whole of the personal property for the support and maintenance of family. Signed: Thomas Going admin. Orphans Court Record Vol F 1832-1834. pg 369. Claiborne Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9QX-M58X?i=474&cc=2036959&cat=628999

1834 May 15 – Thomas Going of Claiborne Co, MS admin of estate of Samuel Going decd late of the County and State, conveys to Jonathan McCabb of Claiborne Co, MS, by order of probate court to sell estate of Samuel Going decd to settle the debts of said estate, at public auction on May 10, 1830 sold the real estate of said Samuel Going decd, sold for $636.00 the highest bidder, conveys a tract of land in Claiborne Co, MS on the north fork of Bayou Pierre being the east part of fractional section 12, in Township 12, of Range 4 E, of lands sold at Washington, Mississippi and bound south by lands granted to Samuel McCall and now owned by Jonathan McCabb, on the east by lands granted to David McCabb, and north by vacant land, and west by a Bayou known by the name of McCabbs Bayou, which separates it from the lands of Jonathan McCabb, containing 216 acres. Signed: Thomas Going. bk N p 556 Claiborne Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLG-7SLK-K?i=567&cat=253363

1847 May 26 – John H Going a man of collour, petition
… “John H Going a man of color a resident of this County would respectfully to your honor that he has lived where he now does & its neighborhood for near 35 years, that he is very well known to many persons of the County & he hopes and believes favourably known, that he is a free man & been so since his birth altho his color is dark & might be taken as prima facie evidence that he was a slave. That his mother was named Agnes an Indian by blood, his father a free man of color. He would further represent to your honor that he had a brother by the name of Thomas Going of the County of Claibourne & State of Mississippi – that he has been dead some years & died without children, leaving him as he understands one of his heirs that the Estate is valuable & time enough has lapsed since his death for its full & entire settlement by the laws of said State afsd and he now desires to go to said State of Mississippi and claim his rights. But he finds some difficulty in travelling because of his color. He therefore humbly & respectfully petitions & asks your honor to permit him to introduce in Court proof of his freedom and hand it certified to all whom it may concern so that he shall be able to pass & attend to his business. May 26, 1847. Marion Crittenden Co Kentucky. Signed: J H Going.
Vol A, Order Bk, p.308, Crittendon Co, KY
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QHV-F3ZB-R9WF-X?i=195&cat=816432

1847 May 28 – John H Going by his attorney … files the Depositions of Thomas S Phillips and Ira Nunn in relation and proof of the said Going being a free man of color.
… Thomas S Phillips … deposition … “he has been acquainted with the said Going for about 30 years past that during said period said Goings has been considered and recognized by the community … as a free man of color & not born a slave. It is reported he is of Indian and Negro blood or parentage. From information he had a brother by the name of Thomas Going who was an eminent Physician and died in the State of Mississippi, that said affiant had an uncle was a Physician who once practiced medicine in copartnership with said Thomas Goings.
… Ira Nunn … deposition … “he has known the said Goings for 30 years past, that during said period he has always been considered & recognized y his neighbours where he has resided as a free man of color, his blood or origin is unknown to said affiant. This affiant was raised in the same County in the State of Georgia where sd Goings was raised.
Vol A, Order Bk, p.312, Crittendon Co, KY
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QHV-N3ZB-R94D-D?i=197&cat=816432

1847 May 29 – John H Going’s petition … said petitioner has for the last 30 years been acknowledged and recognized in the community in which said petitioner has resided during said period to be a free man of color and that he was born free considered of African & Indian blood. It is therefore considered that said Goings be recognized & considered to be a free man of color & entitled under the laws of this commonwealth to all the privileges that such persons are entitled to.
Vol A, Order Bk, p.322, Crittendon Co, KY
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QHV-F3ZB-R9CT-W?i=202&cat=816432

1849 May 7 – Samuel Gowins heirs of, to T Y Berry (Sheriff’s sale for taxes due)
I Richard M Moore, tax collector for the County of Claiborne and State of Mississippi have this day according to law sold the following lots, pieces or parcels of land, to wit – a part of Section 6 Township 11 Range 1 East, containing 14 acres, also a part of Section 18 Township 12 Range 1 East containing 30 acres making in 44 acres as the property of Samuel Gowins heirs for the taxes due thereon for the year 1848 to wit the sum of 3 dollars and 53 cents when Thomas Y Barry being the best bidder at the sum of $3.53. I therefore sell and convey said land to said Thomas Y Berry …
Deed bk AA, p 95 Claiborne Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C3QP-M9Z1-T?i=54&cat=253363

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