North Carolina – Montgomery 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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FamilySearch.org Wiki page:   https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Montgomery_County,_North_Carolina_Genealogy

FamilySearch.org Catalogue page:  https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=191286&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20North%20Carolina%2C%20Montgomery%22&subjectsOpen=465491-50,464519-50,465276-50,465431-50,465071-50,523917-50

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1782 Nov 20 – Thomas Gowers receives 300 acrs on Big Creek waters of Little River. Montgomery Co, NC  (this entry actually says “Gowers”).
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.89.489&qid=82734&rn=5

1790 Thomas Goin may have moved to Montgomery County where Thomas Gain was counted in the 1790 census with 3 white males and 5 white females in his household [NC:164]. Montgomery Co, NC
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1797 Feb 7 – Thomas Going – will in Montgomery County will named only his five youngest children. Montgomery Co, NC (from Caswell Co)
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1799A James Going,  1 tithe 2 horses [frame 460] Montgomery Co Va
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/monttax.htm

1800 James Going,  1 tithe 2 horses [frame 501] Montgomery Co Va
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/monttax.htm

1802 David Goings 1 tithe, 1 horse [frame 533] Montgomery Co Va
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/monttax.htm

1803 Nov 12 – Name: William Gowing. Issue Date: 12 Nov 1803. Residence Place: Montgomery, North Carolina, USA. Certificate Number Range: 4113-4314, 01-043. Description: Montgomery 4113-4314, 01-043. 350 acres on both sides of Cabbin Creek. Chain carriers: Pleasant Gowen, Lewis Gowen. Montgomery County, NC. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&db=NCLandGrants&h=42576

1805 David Goings 1 tithe 1 horse [frame 633] Montgomery Co Va
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/monttax.htm

1806 David Goings 1 tithe 1 horse [frame 660] Montgomery Co Va
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/monttax.htm

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

William Goin, free colored, was listed as the head of a house­hold in the 1820 census of Montgomery County, according to “Index to the 1820 Census of North Carolina.”
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Burgess Going, son of Thomas Going, was a resident of Goochland County, Virginia in 1748, according to the research of LaFay Gowan of Birmingham, Alabama.
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Thomas Going of Randolph County, North Carolina wrote his will February7, 1797, according to Eddie Goins, family history researcher.

Children named in the will were Burgess Going, Burton Going, Hali Going, Vina Going and Elizabeth Going.

“Burges Going” “Elisabeth Going” and “Burton Going” were enumerated as the heads of households in the 1810 census of Randolph County, page 166.

Burgess Goings was born between 1780 and 1790. He was listed as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Mont­gomery County, according to “Index to the 1820 census of North Carolina.”

He reappeared in the 1840 census of Montgomery County, page 237, living on the east side of the Yadkin River. His household was composed of:

“Goings, Burgess white male 50-60
white female 40-50
white female 30-40
white female 15-20
white male 10-15
white female 10-15
white male 0-5
white female 0-5
white female 0-5”

In 1840 Burgess Goins was a farmer with four members of his household engaged in agriculture.

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

Henry Goings, free colored, was listed as the head of a house­hold in the 1830 census of Montgomery County, page 18, ac­cording to Dorothy Williams Potter in “Index to the 1820 Census of North Carolina.”
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Matthew Goings, free colored, was listed as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Montgomery County, accord­ing to “Index to the 1820 Census of North Carolina.”
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Thomas Gowen was a land owner in Montgomery County in 1782, according to “The Heritage of Montgomery County, North Carolina” published by the Montgomery County His­torical Society.
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William Gowin was a land owner in Montgomery County in 1801, according to “The Heritage of Montgomery County, North Carolina” published by the Montgomery County His­torical Society.

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COURT:

Minute docket, 1804-1824
Author: North Carolina. Court of Equity (Montgomery County)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/172614?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)

North Carolina, Montgomery County, civil and criminal action papers, 1799-1955
Author: North Carolina. Superior Court (Montgomery County); North Carolina. Division of Archives and History
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/2170745?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)

LAND:

Deed records, 1774-1961; deed index, 1838-1964
Author: Montgomery County (North Carolina). Register of Deeds
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/169422?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)
No index bef 1838.

1789 Aug 3 – Thomas Gower of Mongomery Co and state aforesaid on one part and Randol ____ of the County and State aforesaid on the other part … the said Thomas Gower doth for and in consideration of the sum of 100 pounds … sell unto Randle Blake … a certain tract or parcel of land . on the Waters of Big Creek containing 100 acres … part of a tract of land of 200 acres pattente by Luk Roberson … bounded by the banks of the lower side of Big Creek east of Little River … the plantation whereon Mathew Gower now lives … Signed: Thomas Gower, Sarah Gower. Wit: Jo Parsons, James Cannon. Proved up in Court in 1794 by Thomas Gower. Deeds 1774-1795, pg. 1. Montgomery Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G96S-QW9Q?i=4&cat=169422

1838 Burgess Goin bk 14  p 15 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L96S-Q78V?i=105&cat=169422

Land entries, 1779-1796
Author: North Carolina. County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions (Montgomery County)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/348352?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)

1779 April 17 – No. 42 – John Gower – Entry for 50 acres of land in Montgomery County lying on the waters of Big Creek beginning on Brutens path including an improvement. Land entries, 1779-1796 pg. 6 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-9983-FNFH?i=7&cat=348352

1779 April 17 – No. 43 – Thomas Gower – Entry for 100 acres of land in Montgomery County beginning below the mouth of the long branch of Drowning Creek and in the mouth of sd branch. Land entries, 1779-1796 pg 6. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-9983-FNFH?i=7&cat=348352

PROBATE:

Montgomery County, North Carolina estate records, 1818-1970
Author: North Carolina. Superior Court (Montgomery County); North Carolina. Division of Archives and History
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1028903?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)

Wills and estate papers (Montgomery County), 1663-1978
Author: North Carolina. Division of Archives and History
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/457071?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)

MISC:

List of taxables, 1782
Author: North Carolina. County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions (Montgomery County)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/348367?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)
Taxables section starts here: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-8983-FNWY?i=160&cat=348367
Alpha Order

1782 List of Taxables in Montgomery County, North Carolina.
Thomas Gower with 400 acres
John Gower with 250 acres
William Gainer with 100 acres
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L983-FN73?i=167&cat=348367

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