This page is for the Going family of Stafford County, Virginia
The following information is regarding the Going families that are seen together in Stafford County, Virginia starting around 1702. The presumed patriarch of this Going branch is Thomas Going b. est. 1650 and his presumed children John Going, William Going and James Going.
Thomas Going1 b. abt 1650. Unknown spouse.
His presumed children:
Sibling or Parent: (Not confirmed – but Esau Going appears to be related)
- Esau Going1 b. abt 1630-50 m. to Ann. First seen in Talbot Co, MD, then in Westmoreland Co, Va
Parents of Thomas: Unknown
This researcher doesn’t think Mihil Gowen is Thomas Going b. 1650’s father. Many people have presumed that Mihil Gowen m. Prossa are the parents of Thomas Going b. abt 1650. This does not seem correct.
First, Thomas Going b. abt 1650 came to Virginia from Maryland. Mihil Gowen was in the York Co, Va area – south of where Thomas Going came from.
Additionally, Mihil Gowen and his wife Prossa were both freed African slaves. That would mean that Thomas Going b. abt 1650 would be 100% African.
Thomas Going is not considered a “negro” in any records:
Thomas Going b. abt 1650 has over 50 records from 1672 to 1729 that have been discovered, with none calling him negro, black, or even mulatto. There is one record in 1767 where Charles Griffith claims in a deposition that he heard Robert Alexander say back around 1719 (the time the Going’s were surveying their 1215 acre tract north of Alexander’s line) that Robert Alexander would show those “mulatto rascals” how his line ran when referring to the Going family. If both Thomas Going’s parents were African slaves in 1650 – then Thomas Going would not be mistaken for “mulatto”. He would have been black, and would have been named as a “negro” at that time in legal records.
The Y-DNA of Thomas Going b. abt. 1650’s descendants show there is an African paternal ancestor in his line, but it must be further back than Mihil Gowen and wife Prossa. Therefore, Mihil and Prossa Gowen do not appear likely to be the parents of Thomas Going b. abt 1650.
There are no records connecting Thomas Going b. abt 1650 to Mihil Gowen or Prossa. Thomas Going b. abt 1650’s parents are unknown.
Descendants of Thomas Going b. 1650 who are not called mulatto or negro:
Thomas Going’s son William Going b. abt 1678 has over 50 records with none calling him black or mulatto. Thomas Going’s son William Going has three sons, with two of them confirmed having several children (John and Alexander).
William’s son John Going has over 80 records, with none calling him black or mulatto. William’s son Alexander Going has over 90 records with none calling him black or mulatto.
Descendants of Thomas Going b. 1650 who are called mulatto:
Thomas Going’s son James Going b. abt 1680 is presumed by this researcher to be the father of Thomas Going b. abt 1717, Edward Going b. abt 1716, Michael Going b. abt 1715, and James Going b. abt 1720 who moved to Granville Co, NC in the 1750s. Thomas, Edward and Michael are confirmed brothers. James is a presumed brother of the other 3. The records of the Going men who moved to Granville Co, NC indicate they are often considered mulatto in tax records, and sometimes called negro.
Thomas Going b. 1717’s descendants have Y-DNA that match William Going b. 1678’s descendants. This likely means that the father of Thomas Going b. abt 1717, Edward Going b. abt 1716, Michael Going b. abt 1715, and James Going b. abt 1720 married a woman who was considered mulatto. James Going b. abt 1680 is presumed by this researcher to be the father of these men – but he has over 40 records with none calling him mulatto or black, but his children are called mulatto. This appears to point to James’ wife, the mother of his presumed children, being considered mulatto.
Thomas Going1 b. abt 1650:
VIRGINIA’S NORTHERN NECK:
The Northern Neck of Virginia was originally known by its Indian name of Chickacoan. In 1648 the name was changed to Northumberland County. In 1653 Westmoreland County was formed from Northumberland County. In 1664 Stafford County was formed from Westmoreland County. In 1727 Prince William County was formed from Stafford County. In 1742 Fairfax County was formed from Prince William County.
On May 8, 1669, the Northern Neck of Virginia was granted by King Charles II to a group of four men, including John Lord Berkeley. Subsequently, title passed to Thomas Lord Culpeper. On September 27, 1688, King James II confirmed the patent held by Thomas Lord Culpeper. On Culpeper’s death, title passed to his daughter and heir Katherine Culpeper and to Alexander Culpeper. These two proprietors appointed Phillip Ludwell, Esq. to act as proprietor. Ludwell granted the first par-cel of land [under his authority] to John Smith August 29, 1690, according to Nell M. Nugent in “Cavaliers and Pioneers,” Vol. 1, page 44. Thereafter, Northern Neck patents were recorded and taxed separately from the rest of Virginia.
In 1669, Virginia Governor John Berkeley issued a patent to Robert Howsing, a Welsh sea captain, for 6,000 acres of land. The patent described the location as follows: “Upon the ffreshes of Powtomack River, on the west side thereof, above the divid-ing branches of ye same, beginning at a red oak standing by a small branch or a run of water neare opposite to a small island commonly called and known by the name of My Lord’s Island, [also Mason’s Island] . . . extending down Potomack River . . . to a creek named Indian Cabin Creeke.” [also Hunting Creek.]
In the same year, Howsing transferred this patent to John Alexander, surveyor in Chotank, according to “Virginia Land Patents,” Vol. 6, as recorded in Bessie Wilmarth Gahn’s “Colonial Days, Rock Creek to the Falls.”
Northward and westward along the Potomac River from the Alexander tract, the first permanently recorded land grant was given to Thomas Ousley. In 1696, Ousley received a patent for 640 acres on the Potomac River running up to the mouth of Spout Run, according to Charles W. Stetson in “Four Mile Run Land Grants.”
Thomas Going1 b. abt 1650 first in Talbot Co, MD, then Westmoreland & Stafford Co, Va
Thomas Going1 appears to have been the oldest of this family, and therefore is presumed to be the father. Although an immigrant ancestor on this line has not been identified, a Thomas Going was transported to Maryland in 1671, according to Gust Skordas in the “The Early Settlers of Maryland.” Records show him in Talbot County, Maryland in 1671, and also show an Esau Goeing married to Anne in 1672 in the same county.
On April 7, 1693, “Thomas Goen1” first appeared in the records of Westmoreland County, in Abraham Smith vs. Thomas Goen defamation case beign dismissed, according to John Frederick Dorman in “Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book 1690-1698,” page 34. Subsequently, his name appeared numerous times in the records of that county.
On May 31, 1693 Gawen Corbin files a suit against Easher Goeing and attaches a bridle and saddle that belong to Esher Goeing, but are in the possession of Abraham Smith. “Easher Goeing” or Esau Goeing leaves the County – no further information about him is known.
These records indicate that Thomas Going and Esau Going moved from Maryland to Westmoreland County, Virginia, most likley prior to 1693 (likely in 1690-92).
On December 8, 1708, “Thomas Going1” received the second grant of land northward and westward of the Alexander tract. Thomas Going1 of Westmoreland County bought 653 acres on the Potomac River, westerly from the mouth of Spout Run in Stafford County, Virginia. The warrant was dated June 8, 1707 and was recorded in Grant Book 3, page 204, according to Gertrude Entz Gray in “Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1694-1742.”
1714 deed date, and recorded 1716 – Thomas Going 653 acres adjacent to land purchased by James Brechin “two miles below the falls of the Potomac” now owned by Chapman per deed. 1716 December 20 – Thomas Going owned property adjoining James Brechin “two miles below the falls of the Potomac” according to Northern Neck Deed Book 5, page 44. image 75. Stafford Co, Va.
A map drawn after 1735 shows the land on either side of the mouth of Spout Run, formerly owned by Thomas Going1 and Thomas Ousley, as owned by George Mason. George Mason, in his will of 1784, reveals how he came to own this land:
“I give and devise to my son John Mason and his heirs forever when he arrives at the age of 21 or marries, whichever shall first happen, all my lands adjoining to and near Rock Creek ferry, upon Potomac River; that is to say, the lands contained in Thomas Ousley’s, Thomas Gowing’s and my father’s patents [all repatented in my own name], with the lands I purchased of Ellis and Brodie and of Daniel Jenings, and a small tract of land I took up as vacant land between my other tracts, and in general all my land between Four Mile Run and the Lower Falls of Potomac River in the Parish and County of Fairfax, being about 2,000 acres . . . ”
There were four “Goings” listed in the early records of the Northern Neck who appear to be of the same family. Since Thomas Going1 was the first of the four to appear in the records of the Northern Neck, it is reasonable to conclude that he was the oldest, and probably the father of the others. Their four names were given in a land deed dated August 3, 1719. Evan Thomas and John Todd, both of Stafford County, bought 1,215 acres in Stafford County on Four Mile Creek adjacent to Robert Alexander. The land was formerly surveyed for Thomas Goins1, John Goins2, William Goins2, and James Goins2, according to Grant Book 5, page 212 as recorded in “Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1694-1741,” page 69.
The 1,215 acres were located on Four Mile Creek, west of the Alexander grant. Likely, it was on the north side of the Creek. The date of the warrant issued to the Going individuals for this land is not known, but probably antedated that for the Spout Run land. [As an item of interest, Washington National Airport is on the north side of the estuary of Four Mile Creek. The estuary was largely filled in order to build the airport runway.]
In 1728/29 Thomas Going is on the tithe list living on the Potomack River in Stafford Co, Va, Northern Neck, listed as one of the “residents and landowners”. (Source): Stafford County Virginia Titheables. 1723-1790 in two volumes, compiled by John Vogt and T. William Kethley Jr. Volume 1, page 117, 169.
On February 18, 1729 Thomas Going owns land adjacent to Capt. Simon Pearson, Parson Brechin, and Col. George Mason near the Potomack River, listed in a land transaction by Capt. Simon Pearson of Stafford Co, Virginia according to the Northern Neck Deed Book 6. page 28. p. 101. “Thomas Going” owns property adjoining Simon Pearson February 18, 1729, according to Northern Neck Deed Book 6. page 28.
The date of the death of Thomas Goins1 has not been determined.
Thomas Going1’s family is discussed as part of the Howson Pattent Litigation.
AMINIDAL SEEKRIGHT (tenant of Carlysle) & JOHN CARLYSLE v. CHARLES ALEXANDER (Howson Patent Litigation)
(Facts of Case: John Carlysle had leased 800 acres of land on his property to Aminidal Seekright for 7 years on May 21, 1766. Aminidal Seekright then arrived at the 800 acre farm on May 23, 1766. Charles Alexander sent in one of his “employees”, a Mr. Timothy Dreadnaught to “by force of arms” remove Aminidal Seekright and eject him from the land. Charles Alexander was claiming the land was his. Aminidal Seekright resisted and remained on the land and brought suit. John Carlysle joined in the suit as it had to do with his property line).
Finding of Jury and Court against Charles Alexander:
The jury sworn to try the issue in this cause returned into Court and upon their oath say that the artificial bounds of Alexander’s land are from red C on Hunting Creek to black E, and thence to the mount of Wancopin branch at Black A, laid down in the surveyors plat returned in this cause and that the Defendant is guilty in manner and for as the Plaintiff against him hath complained and they do assess damages (crease in page cant read rest of line) … shilling besides his costs. Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the Deft his term yet to come of and in the messuage or a tenement and lands with the appurtenancy in the declaration mentioned together with his damages aforesaid in form aforesaid assessed, and his costs by him about his suit in this behalf expended. and the said Deft may be taken and whereupon the Plt pray the writ of our Lord the King to the Sheriff of the said County of Fairfax to be directed to cause him to have his possession of his term aforesaid yet to come and to him it is granted returnable here.
Unfortunately the Alexanders kept up their shennanigans and actually won a few cases, ejecting rightful owners from their land. In 1809 they attempted to do this to a family member – and the US Supreme Court eventually found against the Alexander family in an 1814 case with Chief Justice Marshall issuing the following opinion AGAINST the Alexander family’s claim that their patent extended west any degrees in their attempts to confiscate other people’s lands.
The Aminidal Seekright & John Carlysle v Charles Alexander case involves depositions that discuss members of the Going family. The following are excerpts from those depositions:
Deposition 1 of Charles Griffith:
On May 8, 1767, Charles Griffith, age about 70, gave the following deposition:
“About 43 years ago I was Overseer for one Phillip Noland. Maj. Robert Alexander, grandfather to the present Charles Alexander, came up from Boyeshole . . . and the said Noland then told Alexander that one Robertson, the Goings, and several others had surveyed and taken-up land within his great Patent, upon which the said Alexander, seeming angry, swore . . . but this Deponent further saith that when Noland told Maj. Robert Alexander that the Goings were taking and surveying his, the said Alexander’s land, he, the said Alexander, replied to the said Noland that he had a great mind to turn the Molatto [sic] rascals off his land . . . and this Deponent further saith old Col. Mason, father to the present one, John Straughan, Richard Wheeler, Thomas Chapman, Peter Guin and several other old Standards whose names he does not at present recollect to him, this Deponent, that the beginning of Alexander’s land was opposite the said Mason’s Island, upon the mouth opposite a branch and that from that branch it ran into the woods two miles.
He, this Deponent, further saith that he well remembers he was at a Race in the same year where the Goings were [who then had running horses] and that the old people were talking about the Goings taking up Alexander’s land and selling it to Thomas and Todd which land the old people then said was in Alexander’s back line or at least the greatest part. He well remembers that at the same time the old people said as soon as Alexander should make a survey, they would find it was Alexander’s land and they would loose the greatest part of it, at the same time this Deponent saith the people were laughing and said if it were not for Alexander’s land the Goings had sold to Thomas and Todd they, the said Goings would not be so lavish of their money of which they seemed to have a great plenty at that time, being asked by the Pltf. at what time it was that he rode with Mr. Hugh West when he was Deputy Sheriff.
He says that it was in the year 1726 or 1727 as well as he remembers . . . He says that Tom Going confessed that Robert Alexander held that said line, but he was of the opinion that he would not be allowed to hold more than his papers mentioned, the Deponent says that James Going told Pearson of it and had it not been for the Speeches and Pearson and some of the Neighbors concerning the back line of Alexander, they would not have sold their rights. This conversation he says happened some years after Pearson shewed the aforesaid back line and he remembers that Going asked Pearson how he came to possess himself of some of the same kind of land and Pearson told him that he was safe in purchasing as the man was able to make him whole in case it should be taken from him . . . ”
The deposition was transcribed in “Land Records of Long Standing, Fairfax County Virginia, 1742-1770” By Ruth and Sam Sparacio. The deposition is revealing for several reasons:
1. It locates Thomas Going1 and James Going2 living on their 1,215 acres of land on Four Mile Creek adjacent to Alexander land. It shows that they were not living on the land on Spout Run, for it was separated from Alexander land by that of Ousley. It suggests that James Going2 was still living with his parents, and probably was the youngest son. It also suggests that the other two brothers, John Going2 and William Going2 were not living with their parents at that time.
2. Alexander’s reference to “mulatto rascals” raises the question: Was he speaking in anger, attempting to discredit the Goings’ sale of the land, or was he actually describing skin color?
Deposition 2 of David Thomas:
On 1768 Apr 9 – Deposition of David Thomas aged 70 odd p. 299-301 (Deposition located in Virginia Chancery Index)
… the Deponent says that one Johnn Wilcoxon came over from Maryland about 45-46 years ago with an intention of taking up land and he reembers that one old Benjamin Talbert used to be often at Capt. Simon Pearsons about the time that Wilcoxon came over to take up Land the Deponent says that he heard the said Pearson tell one Thomas Going that he had been taken up land which he thought had been taken up before the said Thomas Going having first told Pearson that he the said Going had been taking up land the Deponent further says that Evan Thomas’s Family’s Plantation and Vines Plantation were different plantations and were some distance apart
… the Deponent being asked by the Plaintiff whether he knew that the land Going had been taking up was in that neighborhood answers he does not know …
1) David Thomas identifies Thomas Going buying land in 1722-1723 in Stafford County, Virginia.
Deposition 3 of Benjamin Talbert:
1768 Apr 9 – Deposition of Benjamin Talbert aged 65 p. 303-310
… about 46-47 years ago he and one John Wilcoxon came over into Virginia and that the said Wilcoxon came over with an intetion of taking up land on the River and he applied to Capt Simon Pearson to shew him the back line of Robert Alexanders land grandfather to the present Defendant …
… he further says that one James Going and Gabriel Adams came out as Pearson was shewing Willcoxon and told him the said back line and he remembers that Going at the same time agreed that Robert Alexander held to the back line which Pearson was showing …
… some were of opinion that Alexander would be allowed to hold to the said line and others were not as it gave Alexander more land than his papers mentioned
… he says that Tom Going confessed that Robert Alexander held to the said line but he was opinion that he would not be allowed to hold more than his papers mentioned …
… says that James Going told Pearson of it had not been for the speeches and Pearson and some of the neighbors concerning the back line of Alexander they would not have sold their rights … this conversation happened some years after Pearson shewed …
… the deponent says that when the conversation happened between Pearson and Going, Pearson told Going there was a difference between taking up and purchasing and Going told Pearson that if he had known as much before as he did now he would not have sold his right ….
… the deponent says he went to Thomas Going the day after Gray and he had been looking for the said bound tree which bound tree the Deponent says Gray and he could not find and upon his describing the place where they had looked for the said bound tree Going told him he had come damnable near to it and that he was surprised … he did not find it and that if Gray would give him a Black Horse he possessed he would shew him the said bound tree which bound tree the deponent says the said Going told him this deponent stood above Brickens Branch …
… The Deponent says he told Thomas Going he was apprehensive the said bound tree was down and Going told him that it was not for that he had see the said bound tree above Brichens Branch about 10 days before and had his hand on it …
… about 30 large odd years ago … some marked trees that were on the line … by Mr George West Surveyor … he asked a man who lived over the Branch in the Old Fields near Chubb Mill … and the man answered that the Awbreys had been runing land a day or two … he further saith that Tom Going the day after Gray and this Deponent had been looking for the said corner told him he could find it the Darkest night that was, he further saith that the man who lived in the old field told him that he supposed the Awbreys had been marking the trees …
… he further saith that he has lived in the neighborhood about 8 years but has been acquainted in the neighborhood 50 odd years and lived about a mile and a half from the disputed land on the Maryland side and opposite to the land of the Alexanders…
… he frequently came over from Maryland to Virginia …
1) The deposition of Benjamin Talbert indicates he spoke with Thomas Going and James Going in 1721-22 about the line of the Alexander’s pattent.
Deposition 4 of Benjamin Sebastian:
1768 June 11 – Deposition of Benjamin Sebastian aged 62 p. 314-328 *
… in the year 1731 he was imployed by Majr Robert Alexander grandfather to the Defendant to live in his Island as his overseer being the Island now held by Mr Phillip Alexander and this deponent lived there that year and was also imployd by the said Robert to receive his rents which the deponent did as far as lay in his power agreeable to a list delivered him by said Robert the names of the tenants being Judith Ballenger, James Going, Sarah Young, Sarah Amos below Four Mile Creek and Edward Chubb, Richard Middleton, William Boylstone, John Straughan, Adam Straughan, Edward Earpe and Richard Wheeler above the said creek where were all the tenants then living on the said Alexanders tract of land the bounds of which is now in dispute …
… the deponent being interogated as to Robert Boggess’s character says he thinks he is a bad man and is confirmed in his opinion by Boggess’s behaviour in a dispute between him and this deponent about four or five years ago when the said Boggess upon oath denyed many fees which this deponent had charged him with denying at the same time that there ever were such suits when the records and proceedings in those suits clearly manifested the contrary and the said Boggess then proved articles or charges in account against this Deponent which were disproved by a disinterested evidence so that this deponent thinks the said Boggess forsworn himself in many different instances in that settlement and this deponent thinks the referees who settled that account will also prove it …
… the deponent remembers there was a difference between Majr Robert Alexander in his lifetime and James Robertson account of Alexanders holding or pretending to hold three or four thousand acres of land more than his pattent specified which Robertson looking upon to be surplus land gave Alexander notice to enter it or he Robertson would do it as this Deponent was informed by Majr Alexander in his lifetime by his son John and by John Straughan who had lived long on the land as a tenant …
… 20 odd years ago Ferdenando Oneal in a conversation with this deponent confessed that he was convicted for perjury and transported for that offence into this country
… Deponent is very much surprised that Benjamin Talbot should know or pretend to know so much of the lands … as this deponent who has lived so long upon the land never heard of him till within this 3 or 4 years and never remembers to have seen him in his life to know him from any other man …
… the deponent says the entry made by Gerrard Alexander was after his suit brought against Awbrey …
… Straughan has often told this deponent that he thought that Alexander had not any right to go so far to the westward as their pattent did called for a north course …
… he further says that he understood that Awbrey who claimed Strutfields pattent by purchase was never interrupted till about one year ago by Col George Mason since he surveyed Owsley pattent under which he claims the deponent says that the surveyor in running the north 2 degree west line from a hicory bush on Hunting Creek was to the westward of th marked trees and so angled them …
1) The Deposition of Benjamin Sebastian identifies James Going as a tenant on Majr Robert Alexander’s land in 1731.
2) The deposition also shows how contentious this litigation was. Benjamin Sebastian basically calls out Robert Boggess as a liar, and that his testimony was paid for by the Alexanders.
John Gowing2, William Gowing2 and James Gowing2 served in a company of Dragoons in the Stafford County militia in 1701/02, according to “Virginia’s Colonial Soldiers” by Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck. This indicates that they were probably age 18, or older. A search of “Hening’s Statutes” did not reveal the minimum age requirement for militia service in those years.
John Going2 b. abt 1670-75 (Thomas1). His spouse & children are unknown. The Probate Index in Stafford County, Va shows he died abt. 1721 and left a will. Unfortunately, the book itself has been lost or destroyed. Any wife or children he may have had are unknown.
William Going2 b. abt 1678 (Thomas1) m. Catherine (MNU) – she remarried to a ____ Pattison after William2’s death:
William Going2 first appeared in the land records of Stafford County September 10, 1713. His land was described as 124 acres on Jonathan’s Creek of Occaquan River, adjacent to the road to Dogue Island Neck. This was followed by a grant of 180 acres from the Proprietors February 28, 1719 on the Main Run of Accotink Creek, according to “Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants. 1694-1742.” His name appears numerous times in land records of Stafford County. William Going2 died between November 12, 1725 and March 6, 1726.
On March 8, 1726, Ambrose Gowing3 leased land to Catherine Gowing, the widow of William Going2. William Gowing2 was identified as the father of Ambrose Gowing3 by Addie Evans Wynn in “Southern Lineages: Records of Thirteen Families.”
On May 21, 1739, Catherine Padderson made her will in Stafford County. She mentioned her sons Alexander Going3 and John Going3; and her daughter Susannah Going3. Her will was filed for probate July 23, 1739, according to “Prince William County, Virginia Will Book C. 1734-1744.” Ambrose Gowing was not mentioned – indicating he may have been the son of another mother (Catherine may have been a 2nd wife of William Going).
Children of William Going2 and Catherine:
- Ambrose Going3 b. abt 1703. Ann Going3 b abt 1710 of Brunswick & Lunenburg Co, Va & Fairfield Co, SC (possibly the widow of Ambrose Gowing3 who is only seen in 1 transaction in 1726)
- Susannah Going3 b. abt 1707
- John Going3 b. abt 1710
- Alexander Going3 b. abt 1715
- William Going3 b. abt 1700-1712 (not confirmed – presumed child)
Ambrose Going3 b. abt 1703 (William2, Thomas1) m. Mary Ann?
There is only one record mentioning Ambrose Going in 1726. Fortunately it is a deed that verifies he is the son of William Going2. Ann Going appears in Brunswick Co & Lunenburg Co, Va in 1740 & 1752 near the time that John Going3 is in Lunenburg Co, Va. Additionally, there is a “Mary” Going whose children are bound out as orphans. It is possible this was Mary Ann Going.
Ambrose Going3 and Mary Ann’s children may be: (These children and marriage are not confirmed. It is a “best-guess” based on documents and records available at this time).
- William Gowen4 b. abt 1726 of Truro Parish, Prince William Co, Va (In 1737 bound to John Straughan in Prince William Co, Va)
- Cave Gowen4 b. abt 1727 (In 1734 bound to James Vaughan in Brunswick, Va).
- Drury Gowen4 b. abt 1729 (In 1740 bound to Ralph Jackson in Brunswick, Va).
- Elsoner Gowen4 b. abt 1730 (In 1740 bound to Ralph Jackson in Brunswick, Va).
- Thomas Gowen4 b. abt 1731 (In 1736 bound to Ralph Jackson in Brunswick, Va).
- John Gowen4 b. abt 1732 (In 1736 bound to Ralph Jackson in Brunswick, Va).
- James Gowen4 b. abt 1733 (living in Brunswick Co, Va by 1757)
William Gowen4 b. abt 1726 (Ambrose3, William2, Thomas1) of Truro Parish, Prince William Co, Va
Cave Gowen4 b. abt 1727 (Ambrose3, William2, Thomas1)(In 1734 was bound to James Vaughan in Brunswick, Va).
Children: Unknown b. abt 1725-29 (living in Brunswick Co, Va by 1757)
Drury Gowen4 b. abt 1729 (Ambrose3, William2, Thomas1)(In 1740 was bound to Ralph Jackson in Brunswick, Va).
- Thomas Going5 1760–
- Mark Going5 1765–
Elsoner Gowen4 b. abt 1730 (Ambrose3, William2, Thomas1)(In 1740 was bound to Ralph Jackson in Brunswick, Va).
Thomas Gowen4 b. abt 1731 (Ambrose3, William2, Thomas1)(In 1736 was bound to Ralph Jackson in Brunswick, Va) m. Judith McDearmonroe
- John Going5 b. abt 1772-1775 (could start having own children by 1795ish – so if shows up by 1816 or after, could be child of his)
- James Going5 b. abt 1778-1779 (could start having own children by 1800ish – so if shows up by 1820 or after, could be child of his)
- Sally Going5 b. abt 1780 m. James Brooke Feb 7, 1809 in Charlotte Co, Va
- Betsy Going5 b. abt 1781 m. Thomas Rutledge July 1, 1809 in Charlotte Co, Va
Other possible children or grandchildren of Thomas Going that have not been confirmed yet include:
- Catherine Going5 m George Mullin on May 9, 1820 in Charlotte Co, Va
She shows up in tithe recs in 1811 & 1818 (unsure if daughter or daughter-in-law to a dec’d son)(shows on own tithe in 1811 in Charlotte, and in 1818 in Charlotte)
- Polly Going5 m Thomas Eustace on July 21, 1821 in Charlotte Co, Va
- James R Going5 m. Eliza Hankins on Dec 20, 1823 in Charlotte Co, Va
(father-in-law Robert Hankins left land, 220 acres, in Pittsylvania Co, Va on Rock Fork of Sandy River)
- Catherine Going5 m George Mullin on May 9, 1820 in Charlotte Co, Va
John Gowen4 b. abt 1732 (Ambrose3, William2, Thomas1)(In 1736 was bound to Ralph Jackson in Brunswick, Va).
James Gowen4 b. abt 1733 (Ambrose3, William2, Thomas1)(living in Brunswick Co, Va by 1757) m. Amy (MNU)
- James Going5 b. abt 1763-73 in Greensville Co, Va
– son – James Alked Gowing6
- Henry Going5 b. 1764-69 in Greensville County, Va
- Benjamin Going5 b. 1771-80 m. Catherine Harris lived in Greensville Co, Va
- Amy Gowing5 b. abt 1770-80 m. William Harris (marriage on 1805 Dec 19 in Greensville Co, Va).
- Nancy T. Gowen5 b. 1776 (m. Edwin Howard) –
- James Going5 b. abt 1763-73 in Greensville Co, Va
Susannah Going3 b. abt 1707 (William2, Thomas1) unk marriage.
John Going3 b. abt 1710 (William2, Thomas1). His spouse Mary Keith. He may have married later Elizabeth.
Other Possible Children John Going3 (son of William2, Thomas1) m. Mary Keith include (these children are not confirmed, but Drury Goyen and James Goyne’s descendants have Y-DNA that is a match with descendants of William Goyne’s descendants. Additionally their records indicate they are likely children of John Going b. abt 1710 based on where they lived, and where they claimed they were born):
- Amos Goyen4 b. 1744 (His child Jeremiah Goyne witnesses deeds with Isaac Going and James Goyne b. 1777 – both sons of Drury Going b. 1749 in Chester Co, SC. Jeremiah Goyne moved to Robertson County, TN at the same time as James Goyne and was in the same tax district with him. Likely Amos Goyen was the brother of Drury, and Isaac Going and James Goyne were his cousins.).
- Drury Goyen4 b. 1749 (likely a child of either John Going)(Y-DNA match)
- James Goyne4 b. 1755 (In Rev War Pension Application confirmed was born in Lunenburg Co, Va. Y-DNA match)
John Going Jr.4 b. abt 1735 (John3, William2, Thomas1) m. Nancy Duncan (confirmed child of John Going Sr m. Mary Keith)
Children of John Going Jr and Nancy Duncan:
- John Gowen5 1774–1842 of Marion Co, SC and Robeson Co, NC m. Edith Faulk
Susannah Gowen Hubbard4 b. abt 1725-31 (John3, William2, Thomas1)(confirmed child of John Going Sr m. Mary Keith)
William Goyne4 b. abt 1733 (John3, William2, Thomas1)(confirmed child of John Going Sr m. Mary Keith – also a Y-DNA match) m. Elizabeth, and then m. Hester, and then m. Nancy Stroder.
Children of William Goyne :
- John Goyne5 who was married to Nancy and moved to Jefferson County, Alabama, dying there in 1839.
- Drury Goyne5 who was last recorded in the 1820 Census of Wilkes County, Georgia. He may be the man who was married to Martha Worthington November 15, 1838 in Upson County, Georgia.
- William Goyne, Jr.5 who was last recorded in the tax records of Wilkes County, Georgia in 1799.
- Hardy Goyne5 who was last recorded in 1830-31 in Taliaferro County, Georgia.
- Rebecca Goyne5 who was married about 1790, husband’s name Dick.
- Alice Goyne5 who was married about 1793 to King as his second wife.
- Hiram Davis5 Goyne who was married  Mary “Polly” Allen; and  Susan Lupo. They removed to Union Parish, Louisiana where he died in 1852.
- Tyra A. Goyne5 who was married to Mary and moved to Coffee County, Alabama where he died in 1883.
Amos Goyen4 b. 1744 (John3, William2, Thomas1) m. Mary Baxter (His child Jeremiah Goyne witnesses deeds with Isaac Going and James Goyne b. 1777 – both sons of Drury Going b. 1749 in Chester Co, SC. Jeremiah Goyne moved to Robertson County, TN at the same time as James Goyne and was in the same tax district with him. Likely Amos Goyen was the brother of Drury, and Isaac Going and James Goyne were his cousins.).
Children of Amos Goyen and Mary Baxter:
Drury Goyen4 b. 1749 (John3, William2, Thomas1)(likely a child of either John Going)(Y-DNA match) m. Sarah Baxter.
Children of Drury Goyen and Sarah Baxter:
- Martha Going5 born about 1768 – d. Aug 19, 1813, (Married 1790 to – Larkin “Asa” Tindall (d 1841)- moved to Warren County, Ga, then to Limestone Co, AL).
- Elijah Going5 born in 1770 – d. 1807 (Chester, SC) m. Docia Bland
- Job Going5 b. Sept 5, 1772 Chester, SC-d. April 23, 1854, Tuscaloosa Co, AL m. Rebecca Lockert – of Aaron and Sarah Miles Lockert
- Isaac Going5 born April 28, 1775 (Chester, SC) – (m. Rebecca Palmer on Aug 21, 1804) (confirmed)
- James Goyne5 born in 1777 married Elizabeth Cook
- Sarah Going5 born 1786 married Robert Cook
- Mary Going5 born in 1787 m. Thomas Hughes
- Rebecca Going5 born about 1789 m. John Annett
- Thomas Baxter Going5 born in 1789
James Goyne4 b. 1755 (John3, William2, Thomas1)(In Rev War Pension Application confirmed was born in Lunenburg Co, Va. Y-DNA match)
CHILDREN born to James Goyne and Mary Goyne include:
CHILDREN born to James Goyne and Heather O’Brien Goyne are believed to include:
Alexander Going3 b. abt 1715 (William2, Thomas1) m. Sophia (MNU).
Alexander Going and Sophia’s children include:
- Alexander Gowen Jr4 b. abt 1748 – d. ? (Note: listed as buyer in probate and living next to Suffiah after Alexander Gowen’s death)
- John Goyen4 b. abt 1750 (Note: maybe a child of Alexander – listed as buyer in probate, and living next to Suffiah after Alexander Gowen’s death. The confusing thing about the probate is that he is named “John Going Jr” which may mean this is actually Alexander Gowen’s nephew (son of John Going and Mary Keith Going).
- Jesse Gowing4 b. abt abt 1752 (Note: listed living next to Suffiah after Alexander’s death).
- Daniel Gowing4 b. abt 1753 (Note: listed in probate as a buyer at estate, and living with Suffiah after Alexander’s death. One of the biggest buyers at Alexander’s estate sale).
- Henry Going4 b. abt. 1755 – d. 1807 m. Jane Hall (presumed son of Alexander Gowen)
- Dian Gowing4 b. abt 1756 m. John Kenedy (Canaday) b. abt 1755 (see new information – suit in 1807 by her children against Sophia Gowing and Sherwood Gowing – found in Virginia Chancery Index – file 1809-001 shows she is a daughter of Alexander Gowing)
- Sophia Gowing Jr4 b. abt 1760 m. David Logan (Note: listed in probate as buyer, files suit against mother Sophia as admin of Alexander’s estate).
- Sherwood Gowing4 b. abt abt 1768 (Note: Dian’s lawsuit against Alexander’s estate confirms Sherwood is a son of Sophia (wife of Alexander) – confirming Sherwood is a son of Alexander.).
William Going3 (William2, Thomas1) m. Sarah Allen.
William Going3 and Sarah Allen’s children:
- James Gowen4 b. 1732 (not confirmed, but there does records show related in some way)
- Joseph Gowen4 b. 1735 (not in will, but listed as son in tithes in Granville NC)
- John Gowen4 b. 1736 (listed in will)
- Anne Gowen Easley4 b. 1737 (listed in will)
- William Gowen Jr4 b. 1738 (not in will, but listed as son in tithes in Granville NC – appears to have predeceased father)
James Going2 b.abt 1680 (Thomas1) His spouse & children: unknown.
His children may include:
- Elizabeth Goin3 b. abt 1710 m. Moses Bass (presumed)
- Moses Goin3 b. abt. 1712 in Stafford Co, Va (presumed)
- Michael Going3 b. abt 1715 of Stafford Co, Va (presumed)
- Edward Going3 b. abt. 1716 in Stafford Co, Va (presumed)
- Thomas Goin3 b. abt 1717 (date of birth assumed) Y-DNA match to this line. (presumed)
- James Going3 b. abt 1720 (presumed)
- Daniel Going3 b. abt 1727 of Stafford Co, Va (presumed)
- Joseph Gowing3 b. bef. 1728 of Fairfax Co, Va (presumed)
Moses Goin3 b. abt 1712 (James2, Thomas1) in Stafford Co, Va
Thomas Going3 b. abt 1717 (James2, Thomas1) YDNA Match
Thomas Going3 and his first wife ____ had the following children:
- William Goin4 b. between 1752 and 1756, possibly in Granville Co, NC. died between 1828 and 1830 Claiborne Co., TN (not confirmed)
- Thomas Goin4 b. 1755 possibly South Carolina where baptized, died July 19, 1838 Big Barren, Claiborne Co., TN. (same Y-DNA).
- Vini Goin4 b. about 1758 NC married Mr. Hardister (confirmed in will as daughter Vini Hardister)
- John Goin4 b. abt. 1763 NC (not confirmed)
- Hali Goin4 b. about 1764 NC (confirmed in will as daughter)
- Elizabeth Goin4 b. abt. 1768 NC (confirmed in will as daughter)
Thomas Going3 and his second wife ____ Overton had the following children:
- Burgess Goin4 b. abt. 1776 NC; died 1849 Randolph Co., NC married Elizabeth (confirmed in will one of two youngest sons)
- Burton Goin4 b. abt 1778 NC; died after 1840, Claiborne Co., TN, was married in NC (confirmed in will one of two youngest sons)
Daniel Going3 b. abt 1727 (James2, Thomas1) of Stafford Co, Va
Joseph Gowing3 b. bef. 1728 (James2, Thomas1) of Fairfax Co, Va. m. ?
Children of James Gowing b. bef 1723:
- Nathaniel Going4 1752–
- Jacob Going4 1752–
- Joseph Going4 1755–
Joseph Going b. ? (working on)
- Johnston Gowen5 b. bef. 1766 – 1787 Mar 21 Johnston Gowen v William Sanford trespass assault & battery
- Joseph Going5 b. bef 1767 – 1788 Joseph Going 2 tithes (Joseph Going, Johnson Going)
- John Going5 b. bef 1771 – 1792 Joseph Going 3 tithes (J Going, Jno Going, Jo Going Jr)
- Virginia Jane Goins5 b. 1793 – 1793 Joseph Going and wife Millie Loving Goins have dau Virginia Jane Goins
- William Henry Gowan5 b. abt 1789 in Fairfax Co, Va (Note: Not confirmed – possibly)
Peter Going2 b. 1683 (Thomas1) married 3 times: m. Isabel, then m. Mary Sullivant. Then m. ___ Owens. Children of Peter2 unknown.
His children may include:
- Priscilla Gowing3 b. 1725 of Stafford Co, Va