1738 William Gowen Jr in Spartanburg Co, SC and Greenville Co, SC

William Gowen Jr 1738 – Spartanburg Co, SC and Greenville Co, SC (from Granville Co, NC)

(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 b. 1712 – d. April 1792, m. Sarah Allen

Children:

Unk

Siblings:

Joseph Gowen b. 1735
John “Buck” Gowen b. 1736
Anne Gowen Easley b. 1737
William Gowen Jr b. 1738
James Gowen b. 1740

FACTS:

brother of John Buck Gowan:
BIRTH 1739
DEATH Unknown
(Son of William Gowen and Sarah Allen)
3a) William Gowan Jr – South Carolina (from Granville?) – brother of John Buck Gowan:

GRANVILLE COUNTY, NC:

1757 Sept 6 – William Gowen, William M Gowen
Court: sued by Charles Turnbull, 6 Sep 1757, , Granville, North Carolina, USA. “On September 6, 1757 a suit was filed by Charles Turnbull against “William Gowen, James Boyd and W. M. Gowen.”
Granville Co, NC
1757 Sept 6 – Court: sued by Charles Turnbull, Granville, North Carolina, USA. “On September 6, 1757 a suit was filed by Charles Turnbull against “William Gowen (a), James Boyd and W. M. Gowen (b)” Granville Co, NC

1757 William Gowen (a) lists sons Joseph and William (b) 3 white Granville Co NC
Joseph Gowen 1 unk
Gideon Gowen 1 unk
Thos Goeing unk (torn)
Chrisr Goin 1 unk
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Granville.htm
1757 Tax List of Richard Harris
William Gowen (a) List Son Joseph & William (b) 3 0
(first time listing for William Jr (b) – b abt 1741?)
List of Samuel Henderson
Joseph Gowen 1
Gideon Gowen 1
List of Gid. Macon
Thos: Goeing, Jno. Seemore [torn]
List Retd. by William Johnson [shf.]: perhaps insolvents
Chrisr. Goin 1
Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1758 William Gowing (a) and son William (b) 2 white Granville Co NC
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Granville.htm
1758 List of Jas. Yancey; William Gowing (a), Son William (b) 2 0; Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1759 William Gowen,
was shown as “taxable” in the 1759 tax list of Granville County.
Granville Co, NC

1760 November 29 – James Going received a patent to 529 acres in Granville County located in St. John’s parish, “adjoining Winnirgum’s line, Melone’s line and Robert’s line,” according to Surveyor’s Book 14, page 108. The survey was signed by James Gowen and Joseph Gowen. “William Going, sworn chain carrier” was a witness. NC
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.66.1119&qid=82710&rn=10
1760 November 29 – James Going, William Gowen, Joseph Gowen Winnegrum, McLane, Roberts, Melone
received a patent to 529 acres in Granville County located in St. John’s parish, “adjoining Winnirgum’s line, Melone’s line and Robert’s line,” according to Surveyor’s Book 14, page 108. The survey was signed by James Gowen and Joseph Gowen. “William Going, sworn chain carrier” was a witness.
Granville County, NC
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.66.1119&qid=82710&rn=10

1761 whites/Blacks male/Blacks f/ Blacks 12-16
List of John Pope
Thomas, Moses Gowin. Refuses to List his wife 2 tithes
Michael Gowin, John Wilson. Refuses to list his wife 2
Joseph Gowin. Refuses to list his wife 1
List of Robt. Harris for Granville Parish
Edward Going sons Edwd. Reeps 0 white/3black males
Country Line District by Larkin Johnston
William Gowin (c), James Gowin 2
William Gowin Junr (b), Jesse Chandlor 2
Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html
1761 Thomas Gowin and Moses Gowin, refuses to list his wife – 2 tithes unk Granville Co NC
Michael Gowin, John Wilson, refuses to list his wife 2 tithes unk
Joseph Gowin, refuses to list his wife 1 tithe
Edward Going and sons Edwd, and Reeps 3 black
William Gowin (c) and James Gowin 2 tithes unk
William Gowin Jr (b) unk
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Granville.htm

1762 Michael Gowin mulattoe Granville Co NC
Thomas Gowin and Moses Gowin 2 tithes
Edward Gowin Sr, Reps Gowin, Edward Gowin 3 mulattoe
James Gowing, son William (c), refs to list his wife – 2 white, 0 black, 0 females, 2 over 16, 2 total
William Gowin Jr (b) 2 white
Joseph Going refuses to list wife 1 mulattoe
James Gowen 2 insolvent
Michael Going 2 insolvent
Edward Going 2 insolvent
Jos. Going 1 insolvent
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Granville.htm
1762 Bare Swamp District; List of John Pope for St. Johns Parish
Michael Gowin, Mulattoe, John Willson2 tithes
Thomas Gowin, Moses Gowin 2
Edward Gowin Senr. Mulla., Reps Gowin, Edward Gowin 3
Fishing Creek District
James Gowing, Son William (c) , Refs. to list his wife
2 whites, 0 blacks, 2 males, 0 females, 2 over 16, 2 total
Country Line District
William Gowin Junr (b) 2 white
Granville Parish by Robert Harris
Joseph Going Mulato not listed his wife
list of insolvents
Gowen, James 2
Going, Michael 2
Going, Edward 2
Going, Jos. 1
Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1764 Joseph Gowen 1 white Granville Co NC
William Gowen (b) 1 white
William Gowen (c?) and John Cape 2 white
Jas. Gowen, James Lunceford 2 white
Thomas Going and Moses Going 2 white
Joseph Going and James Harrison mulattoe 1 white 1 mulattoe
Edward Going and Edward Going 2 mulattoe
Jos. Gowen 2 insolvent
James Gowen 2 insolvent
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Granville.htm
1764 Good lists survive. In most all districts the categories are
Yancey’s List ( part missing)
Gowen, Joseph 1-0-0-0
Gowen, William (b) 1-0-0-0
List of Robert Harris
Cape, John and William Gowen (c?) 2-0-0-0
Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1765 May – William Gowen, Joseph Gowen and John Gowen
Court: jury, May 1765, Granville, North Carolina, USA.  William Gowen, Joseph Gowen and John Gowen were included in a jury panel in May 1765, according to Granville County Court minutes.”
Granville Co, NC
1765 May – Court: jury, May 1765, Granville, North Carolina, USA. William Gowen (b), Joseph Gowen and John Gowen were included in a jury panel in May 1765, according to Granville County Court minutes.” Granville Co, NC.

1765 William Burford’s District
William Going (c) Molatto not listed 2
County Line district by James Yancy
Joseph Gions 1, 0
Wm. Gions (b) 1,0
Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html
1765 William Going (c) 2 mulattoe Granville Co NC
Joseph Gions 1 white
Wm. Gions (b) 1 white
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Granville.htm

1769 Summary list from microfilm white/ Black/ Carriage wheels
Gowen, Thomas 3/0/0
Gowen, Moses 2/0/0
Gowen, William (b) 1/0/0
Gowen, Edward 0/1/0
Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html
1769 Thomas Gowen 3 white Granville Co NC
Moses Gowen 2 white
William Gowen (b) 1 white
Edward Gowen 1 black
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Granville.htm

SOUTH CAROLINA:

1773 Feb 2 – William Gowan, Junior received 100 acres on the South Fork of the Pacolet River, bound on all sides by vacant land. District 96, North Carolina, USA. “William Gowen District 96, South Carolina. Dist 96, SC.
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=108673
1773 Feb 2 – William Gowan, Junior.  100 acres on the South Fork of the Pacolet River, bound on all sides by vacant land. District 96, North Carolina, USA.  “William Gowen District 96, South Carolina.  Dist 96, SC
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=108673

It appears that this William Gowen is the one who served as a Captain in the militia during 1782, under Col. John Winn, and Col. Richard Winn. (A.A.1076).  Fairfield County Regiment, South Carolina.  Also listed in this unit was  Drury Goin (listed as “Groins”), James Goyne , and Levi Goines .  (Note:  The other William Goyne b. 1733 that was the appropriate age, and nearby in Tryon County, NC has been ruled out by the research of Carroll Heard Goyne :   http://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/patriot_militia_sc_fairfield_regiment.html

(This William Gowen may have died prior to 1785 when his father wrote his will – since he is not mentioned in the will).

(Father of this William Gowen)
1792 April 10 – William Gowen – died – probate/Will:
Sarah Gowen, John Gowen, Anne Gowen Easely,
Estate: will, 10 Mar 1785, 96th District, North Carolina, USA. “William Gowen wrote his will March 10, 1785:
The will read:
In the name of God, Amen: I William Gowen of Ninety Six District in the State of South Carolina, planter, being in a low state of health, but of perfect mind and memory and calling to mind the Immortality of my Soul and That it is appointed for all men once to Die, Do make and ordain this my Last Will & Testament in manner & form following.
“1st. I recommend my soul into the hand of Him who gave it & my Body to Be Buried in a Christian Like manner at the Discretion of Executors.
“2nd. I Do Constitute and appoint my Son, John Gowen, and my wife, Sarah Gowen, Executors of this my last will and Testament. And as for my worldly goods which it has been please God to Bestow me I Dispose of them in the manner and form following: Viz:
“Item: I Give & Bequeath to my well Beloved Wife, Sarah Gowen, all my Stock of Cattle, Hogs & Horses [Except Two Cows & Calves for my Daughter, Anne Easily] which with all my household furniture, she, my said wife, is to hold as her property during her Life and after her death to be the property of my said son, John Gowen.
“Item: I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter, Anne Easily, Two Hundred and seventy acres of land, more or less, it being part of a survey of Three Hundred and Ninety-five acres Run for me on the Sink Hole fork of Tyger River, Beginning for the Dividing Line at a stump agreed upon by her and John Gowen & running a south course to the other line of said tract.”
“Item: I Give & Bequeath to my son, John Gowen, All the Remaining part of said tract of land above mentioned, and for the true performance of these presents I have hereunto set my hand and seal to this my Last Will & Testament This Tenth Day of March in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Five the Ninth year of American Independence.”
William [X] Gowen
Signed & Sealed in the presence of us the undernamed Witnesses by him, the Said William Gowen as his Last Will & Testament. Wits: David Jackson, Millington Easley”
It is reported that William Gowen died April 10, 1792. The Spartanburg County, South Carolina probate court accepted the will of William Gowen in its session of April 1792. The following entry was made in the court minutes:
Carolina Spartanburgh County April Court, 1792
“This Last Will & Testament of William Gowen, deceased, being proven by the Evidence of Millenton Easley & approved by the Court at the term aforesaid, was thereupon admitted to record, a true copy of which is this day transcribed & this Original filed in office 8 June 1792.
by M. Lancaster, S.C.S.
Wm. Gowen, decd, Last Will & Test’t. Copyed, 8 June, 1792”
96 Dist, SC

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