North Carolina – Robeson 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)

OTHER SOURCES: For possible other sources for this family’s descendants – see the following pages on this site:

1) MARION COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA
2) ROBESON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
3) COLUMBUS COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
4) SMITH COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI
5) ATTALA COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI
6) COPIAH COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

See also: John Gowen https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1755-john-gowan-and-his-line/

  • Jacob Gowen – in 1772 owes account on estate of Robert Weaver in Charleston, SC, 1773 owes on estate of William Middleton decd, in Charleston SC, 1785 recd 50 acres from Moses Bass in modern Marion Co, SC off Catfish River – (Note: abt 10-20 miles fr Drowning Creek area where John Gowen lived)
    • Mourning Going – in 1785 Mourning Going dau of Jacob Going recd cow from Moses Bass in Georgetown Dist SC,
    • Sarah Going – in 1785 Sarah Going dau of Jacob Going recd cow from Moses Bass in Georgetown Dist SC,
    • Elizabeth Going – in 1785 Elizabeth Going dau of Jacob Going recd cow from Moses Bass in Georgetown Dist SC,
    • Anne Going – in 1785 Anne Going dau of Jacob Going recd cow from Moses Bass in Georgetown Dist SC,
    • Cyntha Going – in 1785 Cyntha Going dau of Jacob Going recd cow from Moses Bass in Georgetown Dist SC,
  • Joseph Going Jr – in 1785 Joseph Going Jr recd 1 slave from Moses Bass in Georgetown Dist SC,

FACTS and SOURCES: 

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1768, pp.4-9 Robeson Co NC Mulatoes: Isom Skipper, Arthur Lamb, Simon Cox & Adam Ivey, William Wilkins, Rasses Goen, Thomas Cairsey, Junr., Aaron Drake, Ishamel Chevers & wife, Cannon Cumbo & wife, James Carter & son Isaac, James Lowery & wife: Jas Hunt & William Jones, Cudworth Oxendine, James Clarke & wife, Cooper Clarke & wife, Jas. Doyal & wife & Arthur Evans, John Wilson, Solomon James, Moses Walker & wife, Thomas Russel, Isaac Lamb & son Needham, Daniel Wharton & wife & Son Richard Wharton, Isaac Johnston, Jacob Lockliar & wife, Joshua Perkins & two sons & wife, William Sweat & son Benj., Joseph Ivey, Major Lockliar, Joshua Braveboy & son Lewis, Solomon Johnston Junr. & wife, Thomas Sweat, Gilbert Cox, Peter Cairsey & son David, Richd. Jones & wife, Thomas Cairsey Senr., Moses Skipper. [Byrd, William L., III, Bladen County Tax Lists, 1768-1774, Volume I]. (Robeson was formed from Bladen in 1797).
.http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/robeson_tax.htm

1770, pp.24-46 Molatoes: Isaac, Jno., Eliza & Hannah Hayes, John Combow, John Johnston & wife, Titus Overton & wife, John Bullard & Gutridge Lockelier, Benja. Lamb, Simon Cox, Gilbert Cox & James Percey, Cannon Cumbo, James Carter Senr. & Junr. & Isaac Carter, Frederick Goan & wife, John Waldon, Adam Ivey, John Phillips, Isaac & Needham Lamb, Arthur Lamb, Wm Wilkins, Charles Oxendine, Elisha Sweeting, Sarah & James Sweet, Daniel Wharton & wife, David Braveboy, Peter Causey & son David, Joseph Clark, Ishmael Cheeves, James Doyel & Wife, Thos. Groom, John Hammons, Richd. Jones & wife, Solomon James, Solomon Johnston & wife, Solomon Johnston Junr. & wife, Major Locklier, James Lowry & Wm Jones, Jacob Lockleer, John Lockleer & wife & son Wm. [Byrd, William L., III, Bladen County Tax Lists, 1768-1774, Volume I]. (Robeson was formed from Bladen in 1797).
.http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/robeson_tax.htm

1785 Nov 9 – Will of Moses Bass of Prince Georges Parish, George Town Dist, Province of South Carolina, being indisposed in Body…. to MOURNING GOING, dau of JACOB GOING, one cow marked with a cross & over bit & undr bit in one ear and cross & whole under nick in the other ear; to SARAH GOING, dau of JACOB GOING, one cow marked in the above mentioned mark; to ELIZABETH GOING, dau of JACOB GOING, one cow marked with a cross & undr bit & over bit in each ear and branded ME; to ANNE GOING, dau of JACOB GOING, one heifer marked with a cross and under bit & over bit in each ear branded ME; to CYNTHA GOING, dau of JACOB GOING, one heifer yearling marked with a cross & over bit & under bit in each ear & branded ME; to my beloved cousin Jeremiah Bass, tract of 100 ac granted to John Smith, and one negro named Peter, one negro woman named Fann, one negro boy named Jack with their increase; my wife Elizabeth Bass to have the use of said plantation & tract of land granted to John Smith her lifetime and the use of negroes Peter, Fann & Jack & their increase her life time; to my beloved cousin Wright Bass, the plantation, mill, & tract of land containing 444 ac that I now live on, one negro woman Jane, my wife Elizabeth Bass to have the use of the plantation, mill & tract of land and negro woman her lifetime; to Henry Harison, son of James Harison, one negro woman Cate & increase, my wife to have the use of the negro woman her lifetime; to JOSEPH GOING, JUNR, one negro girl named Judah & increase, my wife to have the use her life time; to my beloved wife Elizabeth Bass, one negro man named Jack, one woman named Florah, one woman named Nan, one boy named Isum, one boy named Roger, and my cattle, about 110 head, branded ME, all my stock of horses & mares, all my household furniture & plantation tools, 26 head of sheep, and my hogs, also negro girl Violet; to JACOB GOING, a plantation of 50 ac granted to John Crawford; I appoint my wife Elizabeth Bass and my friend Luke Whitefield and James Harison, executors, dated 28 Feb 1777. Moses Bass (M) (LS), Wit: Malachi Murfee, Jeremiah Bass (x), Right Bass.
A true copy taken from the original and examined by Hugh Horry, Ordinary G Town Dist.
Whereas I, the within named Right Bass, am the eldest son of Edward Bass deceased, who was eldest brother of the within named Testator Moses Bass, which said Moses Bass departed this life without issue, whereby I, said Right Bass became his heir at law, and I am willing that all the several devises & bequests in the said will should have full effect, for the memory of my deceased uncle Moses Bass and for the several devisees in the within will, and five shillings, I confirm all the devises, legacies and bequests, 9 Nov 1785. Right Bass (LS), Wit: Chas Cotesworth Pinckney, Wm Smith. Proved in Charleston Dist by the oath of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney 28 Jun 1786 before Dl. Mazyck, JP. Rec 28 Jun 1786. S-5, 283-284. (Holcomb, SC Deed Abstracts, 1783-1788, Bks I-5 thru Z-5, 1996. SML 975.7 Hol) http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marciamcclure&id=I19000

1788 Oct 14 Edward Gowen to nephew Thomas Gowen in Granville Co NC

1785 Nov 9 –  Will of Moses Bass of Prince Georges Parish, George Town Dist, Province of SC, being indisposed in Body…. to MOURNING GOING, dau of JACOB GOING, one cow marked with a cross & over bit & undr bit in one ear and cross & whole under nick in the other ear; to SARAH GOING, dau of JACOB GOING, one cow marked in the above mentioned mark; to ELIZABETH GOING, dau of JACOB GOING, one cow marked with a cross & undr bit & over bit in each ear and branded ME; to ANNE GOING, dau of JACOB GOING, one heifer marked with a cross and under bit & over bit in each ear branded ME; to CYNTHA GOING, dau of JACOB GOING, one heifer yearling marked with a cross & over bit & under bit in each ear & branded ME; to my beloved cousin Jeremiah Bass, tract of 100 ac granted to John Smith, and one negro named Peter, one negro woman named Fann, one negro boy named Jack with their increase; my wife Elizabeth Bass to have the use of said plantation & tract of land granted to John Smith her lifetime and the use of negroes Peter, Fann & Jack & their increase her life time; to my beloved cousin Wright Bass, the plantation, mill, & tract of land containing 444 ac that I now live on, one negro woman Jane, my wife Elizabeth Bass to have the use of the plantation, mill & tract of land and negro woman her lifetime; to Henry Harison, son of James Harison, one negro woman Cate & increase, my wife to have the use of the negro woman her lifetime; to JOSEPH GOING, JUNR, one negro girl named Judah & increase, my wife to have the use her life time; to my beloved wife Elizabeth Bass, one negro man named Jack, one woman named Florah, one woman named Nan, one boy named Isum, one boy named Roger, and my cattle, about 110 head, branded ME, all my stock of horses & mares, all my household furniture & plantation tools, 26 head of sheep, and my hogs, also negro girl Violet; to JACOB GOING, a plantation of 50 ac granted to John Crawford; I appoint my wife Elizabeth Bass and my friend Luke Whitefield and James Harison, executors, dated 28 Feb 1777. Moses Bass (M) (LS), Wit: Malachi Murfee, Jeremiah Bass (x), Right Bass.

A true copy taken from the original and examined by Hugh Horry, Ordinary G Town Dist.
Whereas I, the within named Right Bass, am the eldest son of Edward Bass deceased, who was eldest brother of the within named Testator Moses Bass, which said Moses Bass departed this life without issue, whereby I, said Right Bass became his heir at law, and I am willing that all the several devises & bequests in the said will should have full effect, for the memory of my deceased uncle Moses Bass and for the several devisees in the within will, and five shillings, I confirm all the devises, legacies and bequests, 9 Nov 1785. Right Bass (LS), Wit: Chas Cotesworth Pinckney, Wm Smith. Proved in Charleston Dist by the oath of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney 28 Jun 1786 before Dl. Mazyck, JP. Rec 28 Jun 1786. S-5, 283-284. (Holcomb, SC Deed Abstracts, 1783-1788, Bks I-5 thru Z-5, 1996. SML 975.7 Hol) http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=marciamcclure&id=I19000

1788 August, “Thomas Goin” applied to the County Court of Greene County, Tennessee for the administration of the estate of Elizabeth Bass, according to “Bulletin of the Watauga Association,” Volume 10: “August 1788. On motion of W. Avery, Esqr. atto. for Thomas Going for obtaining letter of administration on the Estate of Elizabeth Bass, decd. ordered that the same be laid over until next term, for proof of sanguinity [kinship, blood relationship] & that a dedimus potestatem [acommission to take testimony] issue in favour of said Thomas Going to Anson & Richmond Counties & to the State of South Carolina by giving fifteen days notice to Jeremiah Bass of the time & place where such testimony will be taken, ditto for Levi Bass to South Carolina giving Thos. Going fifteen days notice at least.” Green County, Tennessee.  Greene County Tennessee Court minutes 1783-1796

1788 October 14 – Know all men by these presents that I Edward Gowen of the County of Granville for divers good causes and considerations thereunto [me] moving more especially for the sum of £25 to me in hand paid, the receipt of which I do hereby acknowledge, hath bargained, sold & made over, and by these presents, do bargain, sell and make over to my nephew, Thomas Gowen all the estate, right and interest I have or hereafter may have to the estate of Elizabeth Bass, deceased, or any part thereof, and do hereby make over the same to the said Thomas Gowin, his heirs and assigns from the claim of me, the said Edward Gowen or any other person whatever claiming under me. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the 15th day of October, 1786. Edward Going .  Witnesses:
Henry Meghe
Allin Hudson
Jhn. [X] Simmons”
John Simmons later appeared in Granville County Court to prove the deed of “Edward Gowing” to “Thomas Gowing,” according to “Court Minutes of Granville County, North Carolina, 1746-1820,” page 28 by Zoe Hargett Gwynn.  Edward Gowen of Granville County, North Carolina, regarded as a kinsman of Thomas Goin, was also named an heir of Elizabeth Bass. On October 14, 1788 he conveyed his interest in her estate to “his nephew, Thomas Gowen,”according to Granville County Will Book 2, page 79. Granville Co, NC.

1789 Feb 2 – Jeremiah Bass & Thomas Going hath leave to administer on the estate of Elizabeth Bass dec’d and enter into bond with John Stone & Jno Gibson his suriety but the court ruled that neither should have the administration before Nancy Finney for which Jeremiah Bass appealed.  South Carolina

1798 April 3 – William Gowen – On April 3, 1798, he was bound apprentice to James Alford by the Robeson County Court. Robeson Co., NC 1798 4 April, p.37 William Gowen bound apprentice to James Alford he being 11 years old
Robeson County Court Minutes, 1787-1843

1799 April 3 – The Robeson County Court ordered John Ford Esquire of South Carolina to take the deposition of Ann Gowen in connection with the case “James Terry vs. William Barfield.” Robeson Co, NC.   pg 69. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4F-FQZG-P?i=44&cat=156699

1800 – Oliva Gowen was listed as the head of a household of “2 other free” in the 1800 census of Robeson County, page 381. Robeson Co, NC.

1800 Feb 19 – John Gowen – minutes of court Will proveup:
Will Proveup: wife remain on Plantation while alive, son John Gowen,
Wits: Samuel Bridgers, Samuel Bridgers (two different people). Robeson Co, NC
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1802 April 6 – Admin of estate of John Gowen granted to Sarah Gowen. p. 193. Robeson Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4F-FQZK-F?i=110&cat=156699

1802 April 6 – Last will of John Gowen proved by Sampson Bridgers. p. 195. Robeson Co, NC https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4F-FQZK-8?i=111&cat=156699

1802 July 6 – The administratrix of John Gowen decd returned an inventory of the Decd’s estate and ordered to be filed. p. 208.  Robeson Co, NC
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1805 July 2 – 1805 July 2 – Tiree Taylor who was bail for John Gowing came into court and surrendered the said Gowing in discharge of said bail. pg 329.  Robeson Co, NC
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1809 Oct 9 – John Barnes admin of estate of Needam Rowland decd for $400 conveyed to John Gawing Sr several tracts, first 100 acres including the plantation where Nathan Horn now lives on the N side of Copwen Swamp granted Samuel Pate on Nov 3, 1764, second and third joining both containing 150 acres lying on Cowpen Swamp joining above 100 acres, including the 50 acres that was granted to said Horn May 5, 1791. The fourth and last tract containing 500 acres on both sides of Cowpen Swamp at Davis’ corner to include abt 80 acres prev granted and not claimed as any part of the aforesaid 500 acres. Signed: John Barnes. Wit: B Lee, John Gowings Jr. bk P, pg 218. Robeson Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98R-2QG2?i=750&cat=167161

1810 – William Gowen was head of a household of “3 other free persons” in the 1810 census of Robeson County, page 232. Robeson Co, NC

1810 – There were three “John Goines” enumerated as white men in the 1810 census of Robeson County. It is difficult to delineate between them and their activities. Robeson Co, NC.    The following 3 entries for John Goins living in Robeson County, NC in 1810 includes 1) John Goins Sr b. before 1765, 2) another John Goins Jr. b. betw. 1766-1784. and 3) finally, a John Goins b.  between 16-25 years of age.  This calls into question if there was another John Gowen in the area – if we are missing a generation somewhere – since one John Gowen died in 1801 per court records.

1810 US Census – Name: John Goins
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Robeson, North Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 3
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 1 (DOB: 1785-1794)
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 45 and over : 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 3
Number of Household Members Over 25: 1
Number of Household Members: 7
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=7613&h=349779&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=PXv2079&_phstart=successSource

1810 US Census – Name: John Goins Sr
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Robeson, North Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – 45 and over: 1 (DOB bef. 1765)
Free White Persons – Females – 45 and over : 1
Numbers of Slaves: 2
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 4
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Name: John Goins Jr
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Robeson, North Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 3
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44 : 1 (DOB 1766-1784)
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 5
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 7
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1810 Jan 27 – John Goin was married to Nancy Duncan January 27, 1810, according to “Robeson County, North Carolina Marriages, 1787-1850.” Magor [Major?] Russell was their bondsman and signed Bond No. 11678. R. Hollis [Haills?] was a witness to the marriage of John Goin and Nancy Duncan Goin. The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 1051, Bond No. 116780.

1811 Aug 20 – Deed Sarah Gowen to Elizabeth Gowen. p. 326. Robeson County Court Minutes, 1787-1843

1812 May 23 – Sarah Gowan, Elizabeth Gowen and John Gowan all of the County of Robeson NC for 50 pounds to them in hand paid by Silas Drake, deliver to Silas Drake a parcel of land in Robeson County, on the south side of Aaron Swamp on Silas Atkins line, by Aaron Odoms, being 100 acres more or less, part of a tract patented by Aaron Odom on Oct 28, 1778. Signed: Sarah Gowen, Elizabeth Gowen, John Gowen. Wit: Saml Bridgers, E Ellis. Deed bk Q, pg 157. Robeson County, NC.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98P-NVRR?i=96&cat=167161

1813 Dec 9 – John Gowens and Nancy Gowins of Robeson Co, NC for $35 convey 500 acres to Preserved Ford of Marion Dist, SC several tracts of land including first a piece containing 100 acres including the Plantation wher Nathan Horn has formerly possessed on the N side of Cowpen Swamp granted to Samuel Pate on Nov 3, 1764, second and third joining both containing 150 acres on Cowpen Swamp joining the above mentioned 100 acre tract. including 50 acres that was granted to Horn on May 5, 1791. Fourth and last tract containing 500 acres on both sides of Cowpen Swamp supposed to include about 800 acres previously granted and not claimed as any part of the aforesaid 500 acres. Signed: John Gowens, Nancy Gowens. Wits: Jesse Ford JP, Allen Johnson, Cary Johnson. bk Q, pg 426. Robeson County, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98P-NJJS?i=241&cat=167161

JOHN GOWEN SR dies abt. 1814 per next entry:  

1814 April 19 – Preserved Ford administrator to the estate of John Gowen Sr decd of the State of South Carolina and District of Marion of the one part, and Richard Bullock of the State of North Carolina and County of Robeson of the other part. For $250 paid by Richard Bullock convey several tracts of land in Robeson County — first containing 100 acres including the Plantation formerly lived on the north side of Cowpen Swamp granted originally to Samuel Pate on Nov 3, 1764. Second and third both joining containing 150 acres on Cowpen Swamp joining the above mentioned tract of 100 acres, including 50 acres that was granted to the said Horn May 5, 1791. The fourth and last tract containing 500 acres on the north side of Cowpen Swamp previously granted and not claimed as an part of the aforesaid 500 acres unto the said Richard Bullock and the said Preserved Ford admin of the aforesaid John Gowins Decd unto Richard Bullock. Signed: Preserved Ford. Wits: Jesse Ford, Zabon Davis. bk R, p 6. Robeson Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998P-NJFY?i=264&cat=167161

1820 US Census – John Gowens was listed as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Columbus County, page 15, according to Dorothy Williams Potter in “Index to the 1820 census of North Carolina.”

1829 Jan 29, Kitty Gowen – married to Lewis Morgan
In 1829 Jan 29, “Kitty Goins was married January 29, 1829 to Lewis Morgan, “free colored” as his second wife, according to Robeson County marriage records. Findley Ivy was the bondsman.  Robeson Co, NC

1832 Feb 29 – Stephen Terry by his Guardian v. Wm Terry, Garrett Gowin and wife Nancy not inhabitants of this state publish in the N.C. Journal in Fayetteville. p. 122. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4X-RSS7-8?i=64&cat=156699

1832 Nov – partition of lands (case of Garrett Gowen p 153 but numbers discontinued. p. 153. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4X-RSSZ-7?i=79&cat=156699

1832 p.122 Stephen Terry by his Guardian vs Wm Terry Garret Gowin & wife Nancy not inhabitants of this state publish in the N.C. Journal in Fayetteville
Robeson County Court Minutes, 1787-1843

1833 Feb – Stephen Terry by his guardian John F Barnes v. Wm Terry, Garret Gowin and others – Continued.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4X-RSS3-G?i=90&cat=156699

1833 Aug – August 1833, Wednesday Coloured boy named Bryant Oxendine about 12 years old be bound to Turner Prevett
Garett Gowin or Gowrin legatee of Revd Danl. Brown
Robeson County Court Minutes, 1787-1843

1833 Aug – Stephen Terry by his Guardian John F Barnes v. Wm Terry, Garret Gowin wnd wife Nancy, and others. Dismissed by plaintiff. (page numbers missing). https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4X-RSSM-N?i=104&cat=156699

1834 February – Deed Simon Cox to John Rodgers
State vs Wm Goings
Robeson County Court Minutes, 1787-1843

1837 November – Wednesday, Wm Goings bastardy Hannah Fields
Robeson County Court Minutes, 1787-1843

1838 Apr 15 – Henry Going was married to Poley [Polly?] Marten [Martin?] April 25, 1838, according to “Robeson County, North Carolina Marriages, 1787-1850.”

1840 US Census – William Going was head of a Robeson Co NC household of 6 “free colored” in 1840 (55-100 years old) [NC:222].

1840 US Census – Olive Going, head of a Robeson County NC household of 2 “free colored” in 1840 [NC:222].

1840 US Census – Elias Gowins, owner of four slaves, was the head of the only household of interest to Gowen chroniclers in the 1840 cen­sus of Columbus County, page 62. He was born between 1800 and 1810. His house­hold was enumerated as:
“Gowins, Elias white male 30-40
white female 10-15
white female 10-15
white female 5-10”

1841 Nov – p.240 Ethelred Roberts a free man of colour
William Goings a freeman of Colour
David Scott free man of Colour
Abraham Jones free man of Colour
George Morgan free man of Colour
Willis Roberts free young man of Colour
Nelson Roberts free young man of color
Robeson County Court Minutes, 1787-1843

1841 Nov 15 (or 1851 Nov 15) – James Going was married to Levicy Jones November 15, 1841, according to “Robeson County, North Carolina Marriages, 1787-1850.” According to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” the couple was married November 15, 1851 in Robeson County. Record 1051, bondsmen William Going and Charles Ivey, Jr., witness Shadrach Howell, Bond No. 116781 confirms this. The marriage was performed by N. Mercer, J.P.

1841 Nov 23 – William Gowen was granted permission to carry a gun by the Robeson County Court November 23, 1841.  Robeson Co, NC

1842 March 1 – William Goins and Ricd C Rhodes 273, Robeson Co, NC
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1842 March 1 – William Goins and Joshua Barnes p. 274.  Robeson Co, NC
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1842 Sept 26 – State of Mississippi, Smith County. Jesse Gowins and John M Gowens of Smith County MS appoint Henry Flowers of same county and state our lawful agents in fact and authd to make settlement and receipt to Kenant Faulk of North Carolina a legacy of the estatae of Sarah Faulk decd. Signed: Jesse Gowin. John M Gowin. bk Y, p 180. Robeson Co, NC.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898R-PCYL?i=105&cat=167161

1842 Nov 10 – State of Mississippi, Smith County. Know all that I Richard Gowen of Smith County, MS appoint Levi Coleman of the county aforesaid my true and lawful attorney for money due me in North South Carolina to recover same and negotiate such satisfaction for same. Signed: Richard Gowen. bk Y, 195. Robeson Co, NC.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898R-PZ9W?i=114&cat=167161

1843 May 13 – Comes Alexander Gowen legatee named in the last will of Richard Faulk late of Columbus County, NC, and among other things give Raich Faulk, his wife, a certain portion of his estate during her natural life and at her death the said estate so bequeathed to his wife is to be equally divided amongst the children of two of the said Richard Faulk’s daughters – Elizabeth Godwin wife of Jesse Godwin, and Edith Gowen, wife of John Gowen, and whereas the said Alexander Gowen is one of the sons of the said Edith Gowen and John Gowen, and as such is entitled to a portion of said estate so bequeathed as aforesaid, and partitioning specified in the said last will and testament of the said Richard Faulk – appointed Jesse Faluk and Dewart Faulk executors . . . I do appoint Avorit Nichols Jr of Marion Dist, South Carollina my true and lawful attorney. to recover and receive of and from the estate of Faulk from said executors. . . Signed: Alexander Gowen.
The State of Mississippi, County of Attala – Alexander Gowin’s signature witnessed by Saml Munson, clk.
Alexander Gowen to Averit Nichols Jr, bk Y, p 349. Robeson Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98R-PCTJ?i=202&cat=167161

1843 July 19 – William Going, Jr was married to Lerica Locklear July 19, 1843, according to “Robeson County, North Carolina Marriages, 1787-1850.” The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” Record 01051, bondsman William Going, Hardy Bell, Charles Ivey, Jr, and Thomas A. Norment, Bond 116782.

1852 July 9 – Alexander Gowen and wife Martha Gowen of Attala Co, MS appoint Spier Walters of Robeson County, NC attorney to collect from North Carolina and South Carolina any amounts due. Signed: Alexander Gowen, Martha Gowen. bk BB, p 308. Robeson Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98R-K8HM?i=173&cat=167161

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

John Goin was married to Nancy Duncan January 27, 1810, according to “Robeson County, North Carolina Marriages, 1787-1850.” Magor [Major?] Russell was their bondsman and signed Bond No. 11678. R. Hollis [Haills?] was a witness to the marriage of John Goin and Nancy Duncan Goin. The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 1051, Bond No. 116780.

John Goins and William Goins” were enumerated as the heads of households in the 1810 census of Robeson County, page 232.

John Goins, Jr. and John Goins, Sr.” were enumerated as the heads of households in the 1810 census of Robeson County, page 239.
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William Goines, “free colored,” was listed as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Robeson County, page 2, ac­cording to “Index to the 1820 Census of North Carolina.”
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Henry Going was married to Poley [Polly?] Marten [Martin?] April 25, 1838, according to “Robeson County, North Carolina Marriages, 1787-1850.” Of Henry Going and Polly Martin Going nothing more is known.
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James Going was married to Levicy Jones November 15, 1841, according to “Robeson County, North Carolina Marriages, 1787-1850.” According to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” the couple was married November 15, 1851 in Robeson County. Record 1051, bondsmen William Going and Charles Ivey, Jr., witness Shadrach Howell, Bond No. 116781 confirms this. The marriage was performed by N. Mercer, J.P. Children born to James Going and Levicy Jones Going are unknown.
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William Goings” was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Robeson County, page 222.

William Going, Jr, regarded as a son of William Going and Sally Going, was married to Lerica Locklear July 19, 1843, according to “Robeson County, North Carolina Marriages, 1787-1850.” The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” Record 01051, bondsman William Going, Hardy Bell, Charles Ivey, Jr, and Thomas A. Norment, Bond 116782. Children born to William Going, Jr. and Lerica Locklear Going are unknown.

Margaret Going, daughter of William Going and Sally Going, was married to Malcom Locklear three months later.

Margaret Going was married to Malcolm Locklear October 18, 1843 in Robeson County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” Record No. 1080, bondsmen William Going and Thomas A. Norment, witness Sdh. Howell, Bond No. 117218.

Children born to Malcom Locklear and Margaret Going Locklear include:

James Locklear born in 1850

James Locklear, son of Malcom Locklear and Margaret Going Locklear, was born in 1850. He changed his name to James Holmes.
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Eddie W. Goings, negro, was born at Rennert, North Carolina in 1893 of parents unknown. He was married about 1913 to Era J. McClendon who was born in 1895 at Geneva, Alabama. In 1924 they were living at Elizabeth, Louisiana where he was employed as a laborer.

In 1951 Era J. McClendon Goings had remarried, husband’s name Moore. Era J. McClendon Goings Moore filed an affi­davit May 23, 1951 regarding the birth of her sixth child in Jefferson County, Texas.

Children born to Eddie W. Goings and Era J. McClendon Go­ings include:

Maggie Lee Goings born April 14, 1924

Maggie Lee Goings, sixth child of Eddie W. Goings and Era J. McClendon Goings, was born at Elizabeth, Louisiana, April 14, 1924, according to Jefferson County Birth Book 19, page 119. Maggie Lee Goings was a resident of Jefferson County in 1951. Four of the six children of Eddie W. Goings were still living in 1924.

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Olive Goings was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Robeson County, page 222.

Oliva Goin was listed in the 1800 census of Robeson County, Page 381. The Enumeration was composed of: 00000-000020.

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Kitty Goins was married to Lewis Morgan January 19, 1829,
according to “Robeson County, North Carolina Marriages, 1787-1850.” According to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 1116, bondsman Findl Ivy, witness Neill Buie, Bond No. 117726, they were married January 29, 1829.

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Nancy Goins was married to Hugh Oxendine December 23, 1837, according to “Robeson County, North Carolina Marriages, 1787-1850.” The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Records, 1741-1868,” record 1123, bondsmen William Goins and Jervis H. Haman, witness James Storm, Bond No. 117822.

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William Gowan, age 11, was “bound to James Alford until he was 21,” according to “Robeson County Wills, Adminis­tration and Orphans,” File 83.301.1, page 37 as published in “North Carolina Genealogy Magazine,” Winter 1973 edition. The item was part of the probate proceedings in the estate of Colin Campbell. No date was given.

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Nancy Gowing was married to Aaron Mahew January 30, 1792, according to “Robeson County, North Carolina Marriages, 1787-1850.”

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Jacob Gowins was married to Sarah Jane Gowins February 14, 1863, according to “Robeson County, North Carolina Marriages, 1787-1850.” The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 1051, bondsman Elias Baxley, witness John A. Rowland, Bond 116784. The marriage was performed by Elias Baxley, JP. Children born to Jacob Gowins and Sarah Jane Gowins Gowins are unknown.

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