North Carolina – Guilford County

(Below are different Going, Goyen, Gowen related sources for those people were in the Virginia, North Carolina, or South Carolina areas in the early 1700’s to early 1800’s)

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1779 Feb 22 – James Going receives 400 acr both sides of Popaw Creek. Other names: William Kellum, in Guilford Co, NC. http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.68.713&qid=82710&rn=11  ,  1779 Nov 8 – Name: James Going. Issue Date: 14 Oct 1783. Residence Place: Guilford, North Carolina, USA. Certificate Number Range: 404-885. Description: Guilford 404-885. 400 acres both sides of Pawpaw Creek near William Killiam’s line. Chain carriers: David Going, John Going. Guilford Co, NC. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&db=NCLandGrants&h=125302

1780 Feb 17 – Aaron Going receives 410 acr on Head of Matrimony Creek. Other names: Samuel Gaterer, Hamilton. In Guilford Co., NC   http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.68.1321&qid=82747&rn=1  , 1787 May 16 – Aaron Going – State of North Carolina to Aron Going 410 acres head of Matrimony Creek of Dan River on Papa Creek of Mayo River, adjoining former line of Samuel Gates & Hamiltons line. Deed Book A, Page 33. In Guilford Co, NC. http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.68.1321&qid=82710&rn=1  ,   http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/rockingham-county-north-carolina-early.html , 1784 April 20 – Name: Aaron Going. Issue Date: 16 May 1787. Residence Place: Guilford, North Carolina, USA. Certificate Number Range: 886-1344. Description: Guilford 886-1344. 410 acres on the head of Matrimony Creek of Dan River and the head of Pawpaw Creek of Mayo River, line of Saml Gates former line, Hamilton’s line. Chain carriers: William Roling, Samuel Hamilton. Guilford Co, NC. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&db=NCLandGrants&h=20572

1780 Feb Benjamin Gowin 200 acres of land on Double Creek adn James Joice and Thomas Grogan. Entry 2059. p 27  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998J-SL6W?i=31&cat=158348

1780 May 29 – Benjamin Going receives 188 acr on the waters of Double Creeks. Other names: Thomas Grogan, William Steptoe, James Joyce, Guilford Co, NC.  Book B, pg 292  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G983-XHRS?i=315&cat=332719   .http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.68.527&qid=82710&rn=5  , 1782 Oct 22 – Name: Benjamin Going. Issue Date: 22 Oct 1782. Residence Place: Guilford, North Carolina, USA. Certificate Number Range: 404-885. Description: Guilford 404-885. 188 acres on waters of Double Creek. Near Thomas Grogans land, William Steptoes line. Chain carries: James Joyce, Aquilla Dollahide. Guilford Co, NC.  https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&db=NCLandGrants&h=125108

1782 Oct 22 Benjamin Going 180 acres grant fr state bk B, p 292
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1783 Sept Benjamin Goin conveys 180 acres to Elizabeth Strong bk C, p 24
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1785 Feb 100 acres Benjamin Going p. 59
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1785 May 22 – Benjamin Gowing receives 100 acr on the waters of Papa Cr of Mayo River in Guilford Co, NC.  Book C, pg 24.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-9983-XZVH?i=28&cat=332719  ,
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.68.1212&qid=82726&rn=2

1789 February 21, – James Going.  Deed Book C, Page 37.  James Going, Patrick Neely and W. Hamilton were witnesses to a Rockingham County deed in which Hance McKeen of Guilford County, North Carolina sold land to George Harston of Henry County, Virginia. Conveyed for £25 was 155 acres on Paw Paw Creek of Mayo River, adjoining the Virginia line. James Goings was mentioned as the owner of adjoining land. Rockingham Co, NC.  http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/rockingham-county-north-carolina-early.html

From Gowen Manuscript:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms096.htm

Benjamin Goin “of Guilford County” deeded 188 acres “on Double Creeks of Fishers Creek adjoining Thomas Grogan and William Stephens” to Elizabeth Strong for 50 pounds in a deed dated September 1783, according to Guilford County Deed Book 3, page 24. The transfer was probably made in anticipation of a grant which was dated October 22, 1783.
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Alsey Goings was married to Chelsey Ketter November 3, 1848 in Guilford County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 02244, bondsman Charles Dempsey, witness R. N. McCulloch, bond 56967.
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Edy Goings was married to John Arnold March 27, 1839 in Guilford County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” Record 1017, bondsman Jesse X. Pedigre, witness John M. Logan, Bond No. 53192.
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George Washington Goings was born in Guilford County about 1810 and removed to Surry County, according to “The Heritage of Surry County, North Carolina.” “George W. Gowins” was licensed to marry Elizabeth Partain September 13, 1838, according to “Rockingham County, North Carolina Missing Marriage Bonds,” Vol. 3 by Don Hoover. One report shows the marriage occurring in nearby Carroll County, Virginia.

“George Going” was enumerated in the 1840 census of Surry County as the head of Household 290, composed of:

“Going, George white male 20-30 illiterate
white female 20-30 illiterate

In his old age George Washington Goings went blind. On the day of his death on a severely windy day, he insisted that his two little granddaughters take him to his bean patch. As they led him to his garden, they noticed that a huge old tree on the trail was about to be uprooted by the wind and tried to pull him out of danger. He ignored their warnings and proceeded alone. They watched in horror as the tree came crashing down, crushing him.

Children born to them include:

William Pinkney Goings born August 8, 1839
George Washington Goings, Jr. born about 1840
James Goings born about 1842

William Pinkney Goings, son of George Goings, was born August 8, 1839 in Carroll County, Virginia. He was married about 1866 to Lorina J. Davis who was born February 21, 1845. He operated a farm and a tannery which was located on New River in Carroll County. Additionally he busied himself as a Primitive Baptist preacher.

Lorina J. Davis Goings died October 20, 1876, and he was remarried January 18, 1877 to her first cousin, Charity M. Davis.

After some discouraging times in Missouri and later Nebraska, they returned to Carroll County. Later they removed across the state line to Surry County. He died there September 2, 1893 and was buried at Crooked Creek, Virginia.

Children born to William Pinkney Goings and Lorina J. Davis Goings include:

Guy M. Goings born October 25, 1867
White S. Goings born September 4, 1869
Guiles T. Goings born January 29, 1871
Mary Etta Goings born April 5, 1874
[daughter] born January 18, 1876
[son] born October 19, 1877

Children born to William Pinkney Goings and Charity M. Davis Goings include:

Sarah Alice Goings born January 27, 1878
Nancy Emmaline Goings born May 31, 1880
Emmett Monroe Goings born January 5, 1883
Joseph Goings born July 20, 1885
Dora E. Goings born October 18, 1886
Isaac J. Goings born July 20, 1887
James Wyatt Goings born June 13, 1891
William P. Goings born November 2, 1893

Emmett Monroe Goings, son of William Pinkney Goings and Charity M. Davis Goings, was born January 5, 1883. He was married December 19, 1904 to Elizabeth “Betty” Mayes. He was a farmer and very active in the Primitive Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and clerk. He died March 11, 1963.

Children born to Emmett Monroe Goings and Elizabeth “Betty” Mayes Goings include:

Emmett Elmer Goings born October 26, 1905
Mary Edna Goings born May 17, 1907
William Henley Goings born October 28, 1908
Dorothy Emma Goings born July 27, 1910
Boyd Grant Goings born November 7, 1913
Grady Easter Goings born April 4, 1915
Wallace Rabon Goings born November 21, 1919
Roland Goings born about 1920
Dora Alice Goings born February 20, 1924

Emmett Elmer Goings, son of Emmett Monroe Goings and Elizabeth “Betty” Mayes Goings, was born October 26, 1905. He was married about 1927 to Rosie Amburn. After seven children they were divorced.

Children born to Emmett Elmer Goings and Rosie Amburn Goings include:

Ida Mae Bryant Goings born about 1930
William Monroe Goings born about 1932
Thelma Goings born about 1934
Louise Goings born about 1937
Loretta Floyd Goings born about 1940
Frances Worth Goings born about 1943
Clayton Goings born about 1947

Mary Edna Goings, daughter of Emmett Monroe Goings and Elizabeth “Betty” Mayes Goings, was born May 17, 1907. She was married about 1930 to Elbert Clifton. They were di­vorced shortly afterward. One son, Emmett Edward Clifton, was born to them about 1932.

William Henley Goings, son of Emmett Monroe Goings and Elizabeth “Betty” Mayes Goings, was born October 28, 1908. He was married about 1931 to Zella Lee Lowe.

Children born to them include:

William Clarence Goings born about 1933
Gray Lowe Goings born about 1935
Elizabeth Ann Goings born about 1938
Linda Marie Goings born about 1942

Dorothy Emma Goings, daughter of Emmett Monroe Go­ings and Elizabeth “Betty” Mayes Goings, was born July 27, 1910. She was married about 1930 to Charlie Jackson Car­son.

Two children were born to them

Charles Monroe Carson born about 1932
Betty Gail Carson born about 1936

Boyd Grant Goings, son of Emmett Monroe Goings and Eliz­abeth “Betty” Mayes Goings, was born November 7, 1913. He was married about 1938 to Vera Gladys Gentry.

Two children were born to Boyd Grant Goings and Vera Gladys Gentry Goings:

Nancy Lee Goings born about 1940
Janie Sue Goings born about 1944

Grady Easter Goings, son of Emmett Monroe Goings and Elizabeth “Betty” Mayes Goings, was born April 4, [Easter Sunday] 1915. He was married November 2, 1942 to Aileen Haveline Atkins who was born February 16, 1920 in Surry County to Charlie Marshall Atkins and Dorothy Ida Hodges Atkins.

Dorothy Emma Goings, daughter of Emmett Monroe Goings and Elizabeth “Betty” Mayes Goings, was born July 27, 1910. She was married about 1930 to Charlie Jackson Carson.

Two children were born to them

Charles Monroe Carson born about 1932
Betty Gail Carson born about 1936

Boyd Grant Goings, son of Emmett Monroe Goings and Eliz­abeth “Betty” Mayes Goings, was born November 7, 1913. He was married about 1938 to Vera Gladys Gentry.

Two children were born to Boyd Grant Goings and Vera Gladys Gentry Goings:

Nancy Lee Goings born about 1940
Janie Sue Goings born about 1944

Grady Easter Goings, son of Emmett Monroe Goings and Elizabeth “Betty” Mayes Goings, was born April 4, [Easter Sunday] 1915. He was married November 2, 1942 to Aileen Haveline Atkins who was born February 16, 1920 in Surry County to Charlie Marshall Atkins and Dorothy Ida Hodges Atkins.

Children born to them include:

Aubrey Clane Lowe born about 1948
Avery Dean Lowe born about 1951
Randy Mitchell Lowe born about 1955
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Parthena Goans was married to Seth G. Climer February 11, 1834, according to “Guilford County, North Carolina Marriages, 1753-1850.” The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 1083, bondsman William M. Fittes, witness W. W. Woodburn, Bond 54275.
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Jonas Goin was married June 11, 1865 to Sary E. Calhoon. according to “Guilford County, North Carolina Marriages, 1753-1850.” The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01167, bondsman Tommas H. X. Par, witness J. A. Davis, bond 000055674. Children born to Jonas Goin and Sary E. Cal­hoon Goin are unknown.
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Thompson Going was married to Syndia Cobb September 1, 1838 in Guilford County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01168, bondsman Seth G. Climer, witness John H. Logan, bond 000055676. Nothing more is known of Thompson Going and Syndia Cobb Going.
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Ailsy Goings was married November 13, 1848 to Chesley Ketter, according to “Guilford County, North Carolina Marriages, 1753-1850.”
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Drury Goings was married October 23, 1827 to Sally Petti­grew, according to “Guilford County, North Carolina Mar­riages, 1753-1850,” record 01167, bondsman James Petigrew, witness John Hanner, bond 000055675. Children born to Drury Goings and Sally Pettigrew are unknown.

Henry Goings, Jr. was married to Rebecca Pettigrew Septem­ber 6, 1827 in Guilford County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01168, bondsman Henry Goings, Sr., witness John G. Hammer, bond 000055677. Henry Goings and Rebecca Pettigrew Goings may have been a brother and sister to Drury Going and Sally Pettigrew Goings.
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Edy Goings was married March 27, 1839 to John Arnold, ac­cording to “Guilford County, North Carolina Marriages, 1753-1850.”
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Elizabeth M. Goings was married January 29, 1845 to William Bell, according to “Guilford County, North Car­olina Marriages, 1753-1850,” record 01028, bondsman William R. Stor, bond 000053386. Nothing more is known of William Bell and Elizabeth M. Goings Bell.
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Henry Going was married August 14, 1811 to Nancy Pedi­grew, according to Granville County Bond No. 7780. Ellis Walker was bondsman. Children born to Henry Going and Nancy Pedigrew Going are unknown.

“Henry Goings” appeared as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Guilford County, North Carolina, page 28 ac­cording to “Index to the 1820 Census of North Carolina.”

He reappeared in the 1840 census of Guilford County, page 316, as the head of a household composed of:

“Goings, Henry white male 50-60
white female 40-50
white female 15-20
white female 10-15”

Nearby was enumerated the household of Thompson Goings, possibly a son of Henry Goings. His family was composed of:

“Goings, Thompson white male 20-30
white female 20-30
white female 0-5”

“Thompson Going” had been married January 9, 1838 to Syndia Cobb, according to “Guilford County, North Car­olina Marriages, 1753-1850.”

Henry Goings, Jr. was married to Rebecca Pettigrew Septem­ber 6, 1827. Henry Goings and Rebecca Pettigrew Goings may have been a brother and sister to Drury Going and Sally Pettigrew Goings.
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Edy Goings was married March 27, 1839 to John Arnold, ac­cording to “Guilford County, North Carolina Marriages, 1753-1850.”
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Elizabeth M. Goings was married January 29, 1845 to William Bell, according to “Guilford County, North Car­olina Marriages, 1753-1850.”
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Thompson Goings was married to Polly Pritchett May 15, 1839, according to “Guilford County, North Carolina Marriages, 1753-1850,” record 01168, bondsman Camron Story, witness James M. Logan, bond 000055678. Thompson Going removed to Ashe County, North Carolina, according to the research of Sharon Miller of Pylesville, Maryland.

“Thompson Goyne” was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Jefferson County, Alabama, Powell’s township, page 201.

Thompson Goings was married for the third time about 1855, wife’s name Mary. They were enumerated in the 1860 census. “Thompson Gowin” received a land grant July 3, 1883 in Jefferson County, Alabama. The land was described as the “south half of the northwest quarter of Section 4, Township 16 South, Range 3 West of Huntsville Meridian.” On December 5, 1884 “Thompson Gowin” received a second grant which adjoined his first grant.

Children born to Thompson Going and Syndia Cobb Going are unknown.

Children born to Thompson Goings and Polly Pritchett Goings, according to the research of Sharon Miller, include:

N. C. Goings born about 1840
Martha L. Goings born about 1842
Rebecca Catherine Goings born about 1844
Mary P. Goings born about 1846
Henry Goings born about 1849
Ann Goings born about 1850
Jane Goings born about 1852

Children born to Thompson Goings and Mary Goings include:

Oreany Goings born about 1869

N. C. Goings, son of Thompson Goings and Polly Pritchett Goings, was born about 1840 according to Rick Miller, a great-great-grandson of Thompson Goings. He did not appear in the 1860 census of his father’s household.

Martha L. Goings, daughter of Thompson Goings and Polly Pritchett Goings, was born about 1842. She was married in 1861 to James P. Cates.

Rebecca Catherine Goings, daughter of Thompson Goings and Polly Pritchett Goings, was born about 1844. “Rebecca Goens” was married to “Hesekiah McGrady” June 4, 1861 in Ashe County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” records 1034 and 2005. Bond Nos. 1075 and 2011 were posted.

Children born to Hezekiah McGrady and Rebecca Catherine Goings McGrady are believed to include:

Martha “Mattie” McGrady born about 1866

Martha “Mattie” McGrady, regarded as a daughter of Hezekiah McGrady and Rebecca Catherine Goings McGrady, was born about 1866. She was married about 1883 to Stephen D. Reedy.
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Mary P. Goings, son of Thompson Goings and Polly Pritchett Goings, was born about 1846. She did not appear in the 1860 census.
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Henry Goings, son of Thompson Goings and Polly Pritchett Goings, was born about 1849. He appeared at “age 13” in the 1860 census. According to Rick Miller, Henry Goings was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 in Peak Greek township, [state not given] as:

“Goings, Henry 30, born in 1850
Catherine 23, born in 1857, wife
James P. 2, born in 1878, son
D. Franklin 0, born in 1880, son
Goings, Jemima 64, born in 1816
Arrina 11, born in 1869, sister-in-law

Ann Goings, daughter of Thompson Goings and Polly Pritchett Goings, was born about 1850.

Jane Goings, daughter of Thompson Goings and Polly Pritchett Goings, was born about 1852.

Oreany Goings, daughter of Thompson Goings and Mary Goings, was born about 1869.
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Tilda Goings was married December 26, 1837 to Martin Milton, according to “Guilford County, North Carolina Marriages, 1753-1850,” record 02306, bondsman James Chapman, witness James M. Logan, bond 000058012. Nothing more is known of Martin Miton and Tilda Goings Milton.
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Leroy Goins, a native of Guilford County was born about 1946. He was living in New York C.city when he died June 13, 1993. His obituary was carried in the “Greensboro News & Record:”

“Funeral for Leroy Goins, 47, of 4 W. 103rd St., Manhattan, New York, formerly of Greensboro, who died June 13, 1993, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. James Baptist Church. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

A native of Greensboro, he was a self-employed fruit-and-vegetable vendor. Surviving are son, Dominique Leroy Goins of Philadelphia; mother, Mrs. Isabelle Goins of Greensboro; brothers, Charles Goins, Garland Goins, Mitchell Goins, Michael Goins, all of Greensboro, Raymond Goins of New York, Cecil Goins of Durham, Howard Goins of Georgia; sisters, Margaret Goins Harrington, Pamela Goins Hinton, Judith Goins, all of Greensboro, Linda Goins Jennings of Charlotte; two grandchildren.”

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David W. Goins was born in Bear Creek, North Carolina of parents unknown. He died at Bennett, North Carolina January 2, 1995 at his residence. His obituary was carried in the “Greensboro Record & News:”

“Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, January 6, 1995 at New Ben Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Highfalls, North Carolina with interment in Lamberts Chapel Church Cemetery in Siler City, North Carolina.

He is survived by his wife, Charlie Ann Goins of the home; two sons, Larrie W. Goins, and David L. Goins both of Ramseur, North Carolina; one daughter, Sandra Goins Robinson of Sedelia; and nine grandchildren.
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Rebecca Goins was married to Samuel Whitt November 28, 1848, according to “Guilford County, North Carolina Mar­riages, 1753-1850.” The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 03482, bondsman William R. Story, witness R. N. McCulloch, bond No. 60946. Nothing more is known of Samuel Whitt and Rebecca Goins Whitt.
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Pvt. Nelson Gowen, Company F, Second North Carolina In­fantry Battalion, CSA of Guilford County enlisted in Ran­dolph County, North Carolina November 26, 1861 for 12 months.

He was captured near Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia May 12, 1864 and confined at Point Lookout, Maryland. He was transferred to Elmira, New York Federal Prison August 12, 1864. He was released at Elmira after taking the oath of alle­giance May 19, 1865.
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John [X] Gowens was married January 9, 1855 to Amanda Huze [Hughes or Haze?] by Jesse Benbow, justice of the peace, according to Guilford County marriage records, “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01171, bond 000055741. N. R. Sapp was a witness to the ceremony. Children born to John Gowens and Amanda Huze Gowens are unknown.
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On August 1, 1762 James Gowin was “sworn chain carrier” on the survey of a patent for Ebenezer Wilson, according to Guilford County Surveyor’s Book 14, page 107.
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“John Gowing” was “sworn chain carrier” February 14, 1755 when two patents were surveyed in St. John’s Parish on Jonathan Creek for James Yancey, according to Guilford County Surveyor’s Book 14, page 107.

 

 

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