Sarah Going b. abt. 1800 married to Thomas Noland
- Elijah Going and Docea Bland
Unknown at this point – they may have had children, but none are known. They were married at minimum from 1817 to 1824. Even if only 6 years, there may have been children born of the marriage.
Family Search Tree: Sarah Going b. abt. 1800
Sarah Going was born about 1800. Her parents are Elijah Going and Docia Bland Going.
Her father Elijah Going dies in 1807.
April 3, 1815 the York County, South Carolina courts appointed George Plaxco as her guardian.
Sarah Going was married some time in 1817 or before 1817 to Thomas Noland.
A March 25, 1817 distribution out of Elijah Going’s estate is noted in the guardian account in York County, SC. George Plaxco received $487.57 “settlement” – from “Isaac Gowen, administrator of the estate of Elijah Goen”. It appears to note a receipt regarding this $487.57 distribution paid to Thomas Nolin, Sarah Going’s husband.
Fredrick Tucker, a longtime Going family researcher, uncovered and was able to share the following partial transcript of a petition to the Chester County, South Carolina courts in June 1823 that states in part:
“Chester County (SC) Equity Bill #105, frames 128-136, James Reid vs. John Plaxico and others.” It is a writ of partition, with some of the papers dated 1823 but most are dated 1824. The writing is very difficult to read. This is an abbreviated transcription:
To William McCreight, John Gilmore, John Bearden, Thos. Mc(illegible) and James McCluney or any three of them
Elisha Goyen died seized of one tract of land containing one hundred and fifty acres, lying and being in Chester District and State aforesaid and at the time of his death left Doshe Going his widow now the wife of John Plexico entitle by law to one third of the said Estate, Sarah Going now the wife of Thos. Nowlen, Drury Going the son of the deceased now a minor about seventeen years old, are each entitled to one half of the estate remaining two thirds and whereas a summons in partition has found requiring the said John Plexico and Sarah [sic] his wife to show cause if they could why a division and partition of the said land should not be made according to law. And they have failed to do so or show cause…”
It appears to be dated “the third day after the second Monday in June Eighteen Hundred and twenty three and in the forty seventh year of the independence of the Unites States of America”. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C348-PSMC-X?i=554&cat=260591
1824 Jan 18 – Joseph Reid v John Plaxico et al Bill 105, 1820-1840, Chester County, South Carolina
… To the honorable the Judges of the said Court Joseph Reed your orator complaining humbly shews unto your honors that Elisha Goyen in his life time was seized and possessed in fee of a tract of land containing one hundred and fifty acres situate and being in the District of Chester on the Waters of Broad River and being so seized and possessed died intestate leaving Doshea Going his widow now the wife of John Plaxico entitled by law to one third of the real estate. Sarah Going now the wife of Thomas Nowlen & Drury Going the son of the deceased now a minor about 17 years old are each entitled to one half of the remaining two thirds. That your orator have purchased and attained the fee simple to the shares of.
That no division or partition of the said land have been made and that by law your orator is entitled to the shares of those legatees of the said Elish Goyen deceased. That it is in consumant that the said parties should hold the said lands any longer in common and that they are desirous to hold the same in severably which ? will be now without the aid of this honorable court where such matters are most properly cognizable and is cureable and therefore that the same may be done and that your honors decree division and partition of the said land or that the same may be sold according to law and that a commission my agree for that purpose and that such other decree may be made by your hands as your honors shall deem meet.
May it please your honors to grant to your orator the usual process to ejoinder the appearance of the said minor by his guardian upon the usual terms.
And your orator as in duty bound will ever pray.
Signed: Farn and Sims, Pltfs Attys.
Order: Assigned William McCreight, John Gilmore, John Brandon, THomas McDaniel, and James McCluney or any three of them to do the partition …
1824 Feb 17 – Pursuantly to a writ of partition to us directed by the honorable Court of Equity at Chester in June last directing us to make a Division of the real estate of Elijah Going decd we have this day being duly sworn as the law directs proceeded to execute the said writ. After viewing and appraising the said tract of land in the said writ expressed are unanomously of opinion that the said land cannot be fairly and equally divided between the parties interested therin without manifestly injuring the whole of them by dividing into small tracts which will greatly reduce it value. We do therefore certify to the court as our opinion that it will be most to the advantage of all parties that the said tract of land to be whold which said tract of land valued six dollars per acres.
Signed: John Gillmore, William McCreight, John Brandon.
On motion of Hammands and Sims Compl. … it is ordered that James R Woods Esq be appointed gaurdian ad litem for Drury Going an infant one of the Defendants.
Bill for Partition
1824 Oct 1 – The Commission who was ordered to sell the land described in Complainants Bill respectfully reports that in pursuance of said order he proceeded to sell said land at Chester Court House on the second day of August 1824, and that the same was bidd off by Joseph Reid at 2 dollars and 25 cents per acre, the tract containing 150 acres, making in the whole $337.50 and that said Joseph has failed to comply with the Coms of said order in paying in cash the amount required and inving bond and security for the balance.
Signed: James Woods.
This places her brother, Drury B. Going’s date of birth around 1805-1806. It also verifies that Sarah Going is still married to Thomas Noland.
It appears that Thomas Hughes Noland was the husband of Sarah Going. Some time after 1823-24 Sarah Going appears to have died.
Thomas Hughes Noland remarries around 1824-1826 (at least by 1830) to Mary Ann McCracken. If this is the same Mary Ann McCracken, in Newberry County, South Carolina, Mary Ann McCracken’s father, James McCracken, died in 1818 and his estate provided for her education. James McCracken’s probate paperwork indicates she is single and boarding at school starting in 1818 through at least 1822-23.
There are several Noland, Hughes and Going families in Tuscaloosa County, Pickens County, and Jefferson County, Alabama starting in the 1820s.
Thomas Hughes Noland moves to Pickens County, Alabama by 1830 and was living next to the Hughes and McCracken families.
Assuming this is the Thomas Noland that Sarah Going was married to in Chester County, South Carolina, it appears that there may possibly be some children of Thomas Hughes Noland that were born prior to 1824 (I have not seen anyone with a birth before 1825 as Thomas Hughes Noland’s child – but if one is found, then Sarah would presumably be the mother). These would likely be the children of Thomas Hughes Noland and Sarah Going. Those children born 1830 and after are definitely Thomas Hughes Noland’s and Mary Ann McCracken’s children. At this point, I can’t be sure about any children born from 1825-1830, whether they are Sarah Going’s or Mary Ann McCracken’s – depending on when Sarah Going died or when Mary Ann McCracken married Thomas Hughes Noland. Verification of the date of death of Sarah Going, or verification of when Thomas Hughes Noland actually married Mary Ann McCracken would help – additional research is needed to confirm.
Connections to the Noland, Hughes, and Going families:
1) Mary “Polly” Going b. 1787 married Thomas Hughes b. 1775 some time after 1810 in Chester County, SC (this is the daughter of Drury Going b. 1749).
2) Jane E. Going b. 1813 (daughter of Job Going b 1772, granddaughter of Drury Going b. 1749) marries Benjamin Jolly Hughes b. 1804 some time by or before 1836. Find a Grave site: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/100638961/jane-evelyn-hughes
3) Sarah Going b. 1800 (daughter of Elijah Going b. 1770 and granddaughter of Drury Going b. 1749) married Thomas Hughes Noland b. about 1816-1817 in the Chester County, South Carolina area. (see above page).
A large number of Drury Going b. 1749’s children or grandchildren ended up in Pickens County, Alabama starting in 1823 through the 1850s.