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

Sarah Gowen was born in Virginia to parents unknown about 1695, according to Bryan Hunneycutt, a descendant of Valencia, California. He wrote in April 1995 that she was married about 1714 to Nathan Morgan who died about 1750 in Onslow County. She died in North Carolina about 1765. Children born to them include Gowen Morgan who was born in 1742. He was married about 1765 to Mary Thompson. On April 8, 1778 Gowen Morgan entered 100 acres of land in Anson County on Rock Creek “including improvements he bought of John Queen.” Gowen Morgan died in Onslow County in 1781.

Children born to Gowen Morgan and Mary Thompson Morgan are believed to include:

Gowen Morgan born about 1780

Gowen Morgan, regarded as the son of Gowen Morgan and Mary Thompson Morgan, was born in Onslow County about 1780. “Goan Morgan” was married in 1797 in Knox County, Tennessee to Malinda “Millie” Neville, according to Paul W. Hall, a great-great-great grandson.

“Gowan Morgan” next turned up in Claiborne County, Tennessee in 1802 as a member of the Big Springs Primitive Baptist Church.

Mentioned in the July 1800 minutes were “James Going, Charles Going, Elizabeth Going and Hannah Going. “Charles Going and Elizabeth Going” are identified as Charles Gowens and Elizabeth “Betsy” Blair Gowens who moved there from Henry County,Virginia

“Gowan Morgan” was mentioned in the minutes of September 1802:

“September, the 1st Saturday, 1802. Church met at Rob Camp meeting house and after worship proceeded to open a door for the reception of members and received by experience Obediah Harrison, Nancy Trent, Gowan Morgan, Jean Stephens, Sarah Medlock”

John Goin was mentioned in the minutes of October 1, 1802:

“October, the 1st Saturday, 1802. Church Met at Rob Camp and after worship proceeded to business. 1st opened a door for the reception of members and re-ceived by experience Sarah Morgan, John Morgan, Fanny Bryant, ___Morgan, James Hendricks, John Goin, John Stroud.”

Russel Morgan, Nathaniel Morgan, William Morgan and Betsy Morgan were received by the church at other times during 1802.

Gowen Morgan removed to Jackson County, Alabama where he lived most of his life. Later he moved to Wayne County, Missouri with his youngest son, John R. Morgan, according to Hall research. It is believed that Gowen Morgan died there before John R. Morgan moved to Conway County, Arkansas.
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Charlota Gowns was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Onslow County, page 131:

“Gowns, Charlota white female 50-60
white male 30-40
white male 10-15”

Two members of the family were engaged in agriculture.

“Charlota Gouns” was listed as the head of a household No. 953 in Upper Southwest District in the 1850 census of Onslow County. The family was listed as:

“Gouns, Charlotta 75, born in NC
Starkey 23, born in NC, cooper”

Starkey Gowns was married to Julia Styron January 12, 1853, according to Onslow County marriage records. Children born to Starkey Gowns and Julia Styron Gowns are unknown.
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Abraham Gowry, a farmer, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Onslow County, page 161:

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

Abraham Gowry owned 28 slaves. Fifteen members of the household were engaged in agriculture.

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