North Carolina – Rutherford 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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1773 May 22 – William Going was a witness to a writ in the Court of Tryon County, North Carolina concerning land on Ward’s Creek, according to “Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln & Rutherford Counties, 1769-1786,” Deed Books A and AD by Brent H. Holcomb. Subsequently, other records connected William Going with land on Ward’s Creek and First Broad River in the area that became Rutherford County. William Going records gave his wife’s name as Hester. Tryon Co, NC  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1733-william-goyne/

1774 July The King vs. Wm Going; recognizance; Philemon Bracket bound in £100 to prosecute; x; x.
Tryon County, North Carolina crown docket July 1769-April 1776. p. 31

1774 July The King vs. William Going; assault; true bill; John Lusk, John Stanford; not guilty p
defendt – principle bound in £20 security – subpeona for John Lusk for the pros.
Tryon County, North Carolina crown docket July 1769-April 1776. p. 32

1774 Oct The King vs. Wm Going; recognizance; x; Philemon Brackett bound in £100 to prosecute; x; x.
Tryon County, North Carolina crown docket July 1769-April 1776. p. 33

1774 Oct The King vs. Wm Going; assault; true bill; John Lusk, John Stanford; not guilty —principle bound in £20; plea withdrawn – submitted and fined /ld and cost – fees paid to A M A M.
Tryon County, North Carolina crown docket July 1769-April 1776. p. 34

1775 Jan The King vs. William Going; Recognce.; x; Philemon Bracket bound in £100 to prosecute; x; Discharged.
Tryon County, North Carolina crown docket July 1769-April 1776. p. 37

1778 April The State vs. Danl. Singleton; Recog.; x; Richd. Singleton prosecutor bound in £100;  Principle in £100, Wm. Going in 100; Discharged.
Tryon County, NC, State Docket. October 1777- January 1779. p. 44

1778 July The State vs. William Going; Recog.; x; Principle in £100 – Wm. Munro 100; Christopher Walbert bound in £100 to Prosecute; x.
The State vs. Wm. Going & Wm. Brackett; Recog.; x; Principles in £250 each – Joseph
Good & Richd. Singleton 250 each; Jonathan Price in £250 to prosecute.
The State vs. Wm. Going; Petty Larceny; True Bill; Jonathan Price in £50 —Saml. Wallace
in behalf of his wife Sarah Wallace 50; Princple in £300 – Phinehas Creyton & Wm. Henry
each 150.
Tryon County, NC, State Docket. October 1777- January 1779. p. 45

1778 Oct The State vs. William Going; Petty Larceny – 17 recog.; True Bill; Jonathan Price in £50 Saml. Wallace in behalf of his wife Sarah Wallace 50; Not Guilty – Principal in £300 Phinehas Creyton & Wm. Henry each 150 – Motion in arrest of Judgt.; Verdict the Jury find the Deft. Guilty in manner & form as charged in the Indictmt.
The State vs.s James Cook; Recog.; x; Princ_l.bound £500 – Perregrinn Magness, Andw.
Milliken, John Huddleston 166.. l3..4; Wm. Going bound in £50 to give Evidence. Appeared & Discharged. To answer an assault committed on the body of Wm. Henry & be of Good behaviour to him.
The State vs. Wm. Going; Recog. paid; x; Princple in £250; Wm. Whitesides, Steven
Iangford 125 Each to appear at next April’Court; appear’d & Recog. Discharged.
The State vs. Wm. Going; Recog. paid; x; _Prir_1ciplein £500 – Uel Lamkin & John
Mackness 250 each. To be of good behaviour to 1118w1fe; Appeared & Recog. Discharged.
The State vs. Wm. Going; Recog. paid; x; Principle in £500 -‘Davd. Abernathy & Richd_
Singleton 250 each —To appear at next court 8; be of good behaviour towards the Subjects of this State; Appeared and Recog. Discharged.
Tryon County, NC, State Docket. October 1777- January 1779. p. 46

1779 Wm Going charged and convicted by crown of petty larceny in Tryon Co NC
Tryon County, North Carolina crown docket July 1769-April 1776.
July ct 1778 p. 136, 137
Oct ct 1778 p. 138, 140,
April ct 1779 p. 142
https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE3657601

1779 April The State vs. Wm. Going; Petty Larceny —17 recog.; True Bill; Jonathan Price £50 – Saml. Wallace in behalf of his wife Sarah Wallace 50; Principle in £250 – Wm. Whitesides & Steven Lanlcford 125 Each; Verdt. in October Term That the Deft. is Guilty in manner and Form as charged in the Bill of Indictmt. Judt. arrested. Verdt. set aside. Deft. paying costs. Costs pd. A. N. Atty. pd.
Lincoln County, NC, State Docket. April 1779 – April 1780. p 47.

1779 Aug 23 Wm Going and Hester his wife sell 200 acres to Samuel Stockton in Rutherford Co NC
Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965
Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 196 (p 108 on FamilySearch)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898Q-Q939?mode=g&i=107&cat=183242

1782 NC Rutherford Co – re: William Going as Tory:
On 11/24/07, Jeff Renner wrote: “Bob and Shiron, I found the following while tracking some Tory sources. Jeff” [Note:  Name “William Hall” highlighted by shb (along with a few others that caught my eye)–I am forwarding to a couple of former correspondents whose Hall ancestors had land in Pulaski County,Kentucky, near where Stephen Langford lived–‘have no indication this William connects to my William Halls–shb]:
“William Going was one of 116 Rutherford County men who aligned with the Tories during the Revolutionary War. They served in the defeated army of Lt. Col. Patrick Ferguson in the Battle of Kings Mountain. Because of their action they were charged with treason by the Rutherford County Court, and their property was confiscated by the state. It is assumed that all of these men fled the state.
“In the battle 225 loyalists were killed, 163 were wounded and 715 were taken prisoner. As to patriots casualties, 28 were killed and 68 were wounded.
“The information below comes from “Morgan District, NC Superior Court of Law & Equity; Misc. Records, Book III” and is a transcription of court proceedings against suspected Tories.
“‘State of North Carolina }
Rutherford County }
“‘At a County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions began and held for said county on the Second Monday of July in the year of our lord one thousand Seven Hundred & Eighty two, before the Worshipfull William Gilbert, James Whithrow & Jonathan Hampton and Other Justices asigned & Duly Commd. With full Power and Authority and Jurisdiction to hold the Said Court and to hear try and determine all petit larceny, assault, Batteries, trespasses, breaches of the peace and Other Misdemeanors of What Kind So ever of an inferior nature and also duly Authorised and Impowered by an Act of Assembly in such case made & provided to hear try adjudge & Determine all Cases of Confiscated Property in the County aforesaid, The Jurors for the State on their Oath present & Say that
William Mills, William Going, Arthur Taylor, Moses Whitly, Freeman Jones, Thomas Townsend, Phelemon Hankins, Joseph McDaniel, Jeremiah McDaniel, John Hendrix, James Kelly, James Lemar, William Adams Sen, William Adams Jur, James Upton, Benjamin Adams, Benjamin Adams Junr, John Morgan, Moses Wright, William Henson Jur, Giles Williams, Essex Capshaw, John McDaniel, Joseph Clark, John Thomason, John Owins, Thomas George, William Thompson, Jeremiah Webb, John Walburt, Isaiah Blackwell, William Webb, John Webb, Thomas Camp, Micajah Proctor, John Camp, James Camp, John Camp Jur, David Morgan, William Nettle Jur, Alexander Coulter, Joseph Moore, William Morgan, Thomas Goodbread, John King, Elias Morgan Senr, James Cook Senr, John Goodbread, George Revis, William Duning, Phillip Goodbread Jur, Federick Jones, Isham Revis, John Davice, Neel Wilye, Ambros Mills, George Davice, George Davice Jur, Gideon Rucker, Stophen Walburt, James Chitwood Sen, Joseph Chitwood, Richard Chitwood, William Battle, James Capshaw, John Richardson, Stephen Langford, Joseph Lawrence, Joseph Underwood, Stephen Shelton, Andrew Poor, John Hutson, John Morris, William Hall, Shadrack Nettle, Tho. Whitesides, Elias Brock, Mark Powell, William Henry, Barna King, Giles Reynolds, Samuel Moore, Daniel Singleton, Jonas Bedford, Samuel Thompson, William Green, Isaac Cooper, Abel Langham, Benjamin Bigerstaff, Joseph Baily, Muphord Wilson, Caleb Taylor, Peter Dills, George Cox Jur, Edward Francis, Shadrack Avery, Arthur Owensby, George Cox, John Jones, Samuel Hendrix, John Cox & Joel Cox, David George, John Felts, Jesse Nettle, William Henson Sen, Brock Davice, James Patterson, William Shephard, Benjamin Moored, William Capshaw, Robert Taylor of Whiteoak, all late of the County of Rutherford, Planters, not reguarding the Duty of their Alle-gance to the said State & her laws or fearing the pains & penalties therein Contained on the first day of October in the year of Our lord One thousand Seven Hundred & Eighty with force & Arms in the County aforesaid Wickedly & treacherously entending and Designing as for as in them lay to Overturn the present free Government of this State & reduce the Inhabitants thereof Under the Power of the Army of Great Britain then & now at Open War with this State and the United States of America did then & there with force and Arms feloinously & treacherously Knowingly & Willfully did aid & assist the said King by Joining his Army Commanded by Major [Patrick] Ferguson and by bearing Arms in the Service of the said King Against the Good Government Peace and Dignity of this State; and the Jurors aforesaid on their Oath aforesaid do further Present & say that by their felony and treason by them respective in Manner & form aforesaid Committed have Severally forfeited their Goods & Chattels lands & tenements to the State according to a form of An Act of As-sembly in Such Case made & provided.
“‘A True Bill – William Porter, foreman. A true Copy of the Inquisition found by the Grand Jury – Certified by me, Felix Walker C.C.’”  –shb 24 Nov 2007
POST ABOUT TORY STEPHEN LANGFORD (WITHOUT IDENTIFYING WHICH ONE).  As posted athttp://homepages.rootsweb.com/~cmddlton/lgdfmnc.html#anchor1094802, accessed 9 Jan 2007, by shb [bolding mine–shb]:
“Husband: Stephen Langford
“LifeNotes: He was a Tory.
“From Poldi Tonin: ‘Abstracts of Sales of Confiscated Loyalist Land and Property in North Carolina’ Dewey No. R929.3756P 971A 1989 Rowan and Rutherford Cos. [Morgan Dist. Superior Court Miscellaneous Records–DSCR 205.428.2] : 577. Rutherford Co. Pleas & Quarter Sessions Court second Monday in Jul. 1782 before william Gilbert, James Withrow, Johnathan Hampton, and other justices a Grand Jury say the following people, all late of Rutherford Co. planters, ‘aided and joined’ the army of Maj. Ferguson and are convicted as tories ‘a true bill’ [signed] William Porter, foreman, before Felix Walker. Stephen Langford, (others by surname only) Mills, Goings, Taylor, Whitly, Townsend, Hawkins, McDaniel, Kelly, Lemar, Adams, Morgan, Wright, Capshaw, Whiteoak, Owins, Gore, Thomason, Clark, Blackwell, Webb, Camp, Coulter, Moore, Cook, Goodbread, Jones, Revis, Davice, Chitwood, Rucker, Richardson, Battle, Lawrence, Poor, Morris, Underwood, Whiteside, Hutson.
“Rutherford Co.585F p. 105 John Walker esq. on petition vs Ambros Mills, Elias Brock, Thomas Townsend, Jeremiah McDaniel, Joseph McDaniel, Benjamin Biggerstaff, Stephen Langford, Jonas Bedford, James Chitwood, Abram Green & William Green, William Morrison, William Porter, William Withrow, Thomas Welch, James Adair, Robert Rqankin, Stephen Willis, jr., James Gray, James McDaniel of ‘the Cove’, John Twitty, James McDaniel of Broad R. and James Armstrong summoned, impaneled, and duly sworn to try the enquiry: find for the plaintiff against the several defendants and assess damages to L 540 specie and costs.
“585T p. 115-118 Whereas summons have issued to the sheriff to notify the following persons to appear and answer an inquistion of treason, felony and forfiture found against them by the Grand Jury to wit: Stephen Langford (among a long list of men names or surnames for the most part recited above but more added.)”  –shb 9 Jan 2007
https://sherlene.wordpress.com/category/virginia-langfords/page/2/

1782 Tax List of Rutherford County, Capt. Whiteside’s Company, listed William Going as owning 350 acres of land and Alexander Going as owning no land. They were listed in consecutive order, probably indicating that they lived in the same or adjacent dwellings, according to “The 1782 Tax List of Rutherford County, North Carolina” by Brent H. Holcomb. Rutherford Co, NC

1782 – Alexander Going – Census, 1782, Rutherford, North Carolina, USA.http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=nccen&h=17253453&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=7590 . North Carolina, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890. about Alexander Going Name: Alexander Going

1782 August 22 –Alexander Going was paid £2 on a military clothing ticket in Rutherford County. The military service would indicate that this was Alexander Going, Jr. Rutherford Co, NC. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/gowenms.htm

1784 Nov 29 William Going sells 150 acres to Mark Brown in Rutherford Co NC
Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965
Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 470 (p 247 on FamilySearch)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Q-QHH?mode=g&i=246&cat=183242

1785 March 18 William Going buys 200 acres from Thos Wallis and Margaret Wallis in Rutherford Co, NC. Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965
Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 304 (p 162 on FamilySearch)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898Q-QF8?mode=g&i=161&cat=183242

1785 July 14, – William Going, Jr. was married to Polly Griffin in Rutherford County. Bondsman was William Going. The 1785 tax list for Rutherford County listed only William. He owned 150 acres of land. The last entry found for William Going in Rutherford County was dated 14 July 1788. No Going individuals were enumerated in Rutherford County in the 1790 census. Rutherford Co, NC

1785 July 27 – William Going and Spencer McCay receive 200 acres on the head of Stony Run. Rutherford Co, NC http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.108.327&qid=82710&rn=15  ,  1786 Oct 29 – Name: William Going. Issue Date: 9 Aug 1787. Residence Place: Rutherford, North Carolina, USA. Certificate Number Range: 304-636. Description: Rutherford 304-636. 200 acres on head of Stony Run. Chain carriers: William Going Jr, John Going. Rutherford Co, NC. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&db=NCLandGrants&h=81728

1785 July 27 – William Going recveives 100 acres on the middle ford of No Business Creek in Rutherford, NC.  http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.108.305&qid=82710&rn=20  , 1786 Jan 5 – Name: William Going. Issue Date: 9 Aug 1787. Residence Place: Rutherford, North Carolina, USA. Certificate Number Range: 304-636. Description: Rutherford 304-636. 100 acres on No Business Creek, Rutherford Co, NC. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&db=NCLandGrants&h=81705

1786 March 10 – William Going and David Miller reveive 200 acres on the head of a branch of Ward Creek in Rutherford Co, NC
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.108.167&qid=82710&rn=22

1786 Apr 10 – William Going receives 150 acres including the cross roads and his own improvements, in Rutherford Co, NC
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.108.320&qid=82710&rn=21

1786 Oct 21 – William Goings and Spruce McCoy receive 500 acres including Lampkins old improvement in Rutherford Co, NC
http://www.nclandgrants.com/grant/?mars=12.14.108.404&qid=82710&rn=16

1786 Oct 23 – Name: William Goings. Issue Date: 20 Dec 1786. Residence Place: Rutherford, North Carolina, USA. Certificate Number Range: 1-303. Description: Rutherford 1-303. 200 acres on Ward Creek, on head of Stony Run. Chain Carriers: John Going, William Going Jr. Rutherford Co, NC. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&db=NCLandGrants&h=3655

1786 Nov 24 William Going sells 200 acres to Peter Woodward in Rutherford Co NC
Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965.  Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 436 (p 229 on FamilySearch).  https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Q-QZC?mode=g&i=228&cat=183242

1786 Dec 12 William Goings and David Millar recv 200 acres from State in Rutherford Co NC.  Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965.  Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 339 (p 207 on FamilySearch).  https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Q-QDG?mode=g&i=206&cat=183242

1787 Aug 9 William Going and Spruce McCoy buy 200 acres from State in Rutherford Co NC.  Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965.  Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 489 (p 256 on FamilySearch).  https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Q-Q7G?mode=g&i=255&cat=183242

1787 Aug 9 William Going and Spruce McCoy buy 500 acres from State in Rutherford Co NC.  Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965. Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 490 (p 257 on FamilySearch). https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Q-QZP?mode=g&i=256&cat=183242

1787 Aug 9 William Going recd 150 acres from the State in Rutherford Co NC. Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965. Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 490 (p 257 on FamilySearch) p. 76 (p. 530 on FamilySearch). https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Q-3NF5?mode=g&i=529&cat=183242

1788 April 12 William Going conveys 400 acres of land to David Roper in Rutherford Co NC.  Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965.  Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 131 (p 558 on FamilySearch)/ https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Q-3NN8?i=557&cat=183242

1788 Oct 1, William Goings sells to Benjamin Brocket for 20 pounds, the tract on the middle fork of No Business Creek 100 a, the same William Going purch on Jan 5, 1786. Deed No. 954. Deed Book A, 1779-1786, Rutherford Co, NC.  1788 Oct 1 William Going conveys land to Benjamin Bracket in Rutherford Co NC.  Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965.  Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 409 (p 469 on FamilySearch). https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Q-3NRM?mode=g&i=468&cat=183242

1791 July 14 land transaction between Robert Irvin Esq, David Miller, Joseph Carpenter and William Going in Rutherford Co NC.  Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965. Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 35 (p 509 on FamilySearch)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Q-3NG1?i=508&cat=183242

1793 – Oct 6 – Isabella Stroder’s will of October 6, 1793 names the Stroder children. Two of the named sons were married in Lincoln County, North Carolina. William Goyne lived on Ward’s Creek near First Broad River in eastern Rutherford County [now Cleveland County], which was bounded by Lincoln County to the east. Thus, the conclusion is drawn that William Goyne of Wilkes County, Georgia was the same William Gowen who previously lived in Rutherford County, North Carolina, and that he knew his second wife’s family in North Carolina prior to their move to Georgia. Wilkes Co, Ga and Rutherford Co, NC

In 1794 Jan 7, William Goings sells 400a to David Roper in Rutherford Co, NC. Deed No. 1123
http://www.northcarolinapioneers.com/restricted/probate/rutherford/deeds/J990-1156.pdf

1795 Oct 31 – Alexander Going
Land: purchase 200 acres on Wards Creek from James Huddleston, 31 Oct 1795, , Rutherford, North Carolina, USA. “Rutherford Co., NC, DB M-Q, p.330
No. 1708
This Indenture made this thrity first day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety five between James Huddleston of the County of Rutherford and State of North Carolina of the one part and Alexander Going of the county and state aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds of No. Carolina to the said James Huddleston by the said Alexander going in hand paid the receipt and payment is hereby acknowledged the said James Huddleston hath given granted bargained and sold and by these presents do give and grant bargain and sell to the said Alexr Going his heirs and assigns a certain piece or parcel of land containing two hundred acres of land lying and being in the county of Rutherford and State of No. Carolina on Wards Creek including Walberts old improvements where Thomas Robertson Merriday Rober. once lived. beginning at a pine near Walberts line, then with said line south fifty-five east one hundred and ten poles to a black oak, then north eighty-two east eighty poles to a small post oak, then north fifty-five west one hundred and sixty poles to a chestnut in or near McCanleys line; Then to the beginning. It being a tract of land granted to the said James Huddleston by Patent bearing date the ninth day of July 1794. To have and to hold the foresaid two hundred acres of land be the same more or less with the appurtainances and all rights and privileges and improvements to the same in any wise belonging to him the said Alexander Going his heirs and assigns forever and the said James Huddleston for himself his heirs and assigns doth hereby covenant and agree to and with the said Alexander Going that the said Alexander Goings his heirs and assigns shall and may forever hereafter peacibly and quietly have hold occupy and possess the fore said granted lands and improvements without the let or molestation of him the said James Huddleston or any of his heirs or executors administrators or assigns whatsoever and free and clear from all manner of incumberance whatsoever and the said James Huddleston doth oblidge himself his heirs exr’s adm’s and assigns to warrant and defend the lawful claim of all persons whatsoever. In witness whereof the said James Huddleston hath set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year first above written.
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of
John Huddleston, James Huddleston, John Smith
Huddleston57.doc” at: http://www.ncgenweb.us/rutherford/Huddleston57.doc
Rutherford Co, NC

1796 April 23 James Huddleston conveys 200 acres to Alexander Going in Rutherford Co NC
Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965
Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 490 (p 257 on FamilySearch) p. 76 (p. 530 on FamilySearch). p. 330. (Pge 173 on FamilySearch)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Q-QWV6?mode=g&i=172&cat=183242

1816 Hugh Going buys 50 acres from Abraham Branon in Rutherford Co NC
Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965
Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 193 (p. 398 on FamilySearch).
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898Q-3WHT?mode=g&i=397&cat=183242

1818 Feb 23 Alexander Gowan sells 200 acres to Tobert Wells in Rutherford Co NC
Deed records, 1779-1962, and 1964-1965, and index, 1779-1916, and general index to real estate conveyances, grantor and grantee, 1779-1965
Deed records, book A-L 1779-1795. p. 414 (p. 213 on FamilySearch).

From Gowen Manuscript:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms097.htm

Robard Goans was married to Pegah Newton March 3, 1808 in Rutherford County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” Record 1103, bondsman William Hunt, witness Dad Hoyl, Bond No. 133595. Nothing more is known of Robard Goans and Pegah Newton Goans.
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Daniel P. Goen was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 cenus of Rutherford County, Enumeration District 164, page 26 in Logan Store township:

“Goen, Daniel P. 22, born in NC
Susan E. 22, born in NC
John N. 5, born in NC
Coren R. 3, born in NC”
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Edward Goin was married November 11, 1817 to Salley Goin, according to “Rutherford County, North Carolina Marriages, 1783-1850.” Joel Johnson was their bondsman and signed Bond No. 133602. David Hay [Hoyl?] was a witness to the marriage of Edward Goin and Salley Goin Goin. The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 1103.
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Winney Goin was married to Joseph Short November 23, 1854 in Rutherford County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 1279, bondsman Andrew Hamilton, witness.
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William G 10-15
white male 10-15
white female 10-15
white male 5-10
white male 0-5
white female 0-5″
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Obadiah Going was the only member of the family listed in the 1830 census of Monroe County, Tennessee. His household appeared on Page 92 as:

“Going, Obadiah white male 50-60
white female 50-60
white female 10-15”

Obadiah Goings appeared in the 1840 census of Monroe County, page 189:

“Goings, Obadiah free colored male 55-100
white female 60-70”

He might have been of Melungeon ancestry, accounting for the dark color of his skin.

Obadiah Gowens was enumerated as the head of Household 484-71 in the 1850 census of Monroe County:

“Gowens, Obadiah 73, born in born in VA, farmer,
$250 real estate
Synthia 22, born in NC”

Obadiah Gowins and Synthia Gowins do not reappear in the 1860 census of Monroe County, according to Sandy Ratledge who researched the matter.

In September 1848 Hugh Goings of Monroe County was tried for “polygamy” at Madisonville, Tennessee by the Monroe County Circuit Court in Case No. 221, “the State of Tennessee vs. Hugh Goins.”

Evidence presented showed that Hugh Goins was married to Elizabeth Goins in Rutherford County, North Carolina April 1, 1820 and “remained so married when on July 5, 1848 in Monroe County, Tennessee he married Peggy Taylor, his wife, Elizabeth, being alive.”

Two weeks earlier Hugh Goins was married to Margaret “Peggy” Taylor in Monroe County by William Dyer, justice of the peace. The license was obtained June 8, 1848 and the ceremony was performed 18 days later, according to “Monroe County, Tennessee Records, 1820-1850” by Reba Bayless Boyer. The wedding took place June 26, 1848, according to “Monroe County, Tennessee Marriages, 1838-1850.”

“Peggy Goins” who was born in Virginia about 1815 was named as the head of Household 758-109 in the 1850 census of Monroe County:

“Goins, Peggy 35, born in born in VA
Jessee 20, born in TN
Alfred 17, born in TN
Rody 14, born in TN”

No mention is made of the conviction and imprisonment of Hugh Goins, but “Hugh Gowens” was enumerated in the state penitentiary in the 1850 census of Davidson County, Tennessee. He had been jailed that year for bigamy:

“Gowens, Hugh 53, laborer, born in TN”

Sandy Ratledge, family researcher of Cleveland, Tennessee in a later dated September 7, 1974 regarded Hugh Goins, bigamist, and Hugh Gowens, bigamist as the same man.

Whether Hugh Goins returned to Monroe County after his release from prison or not, is unknown. Prison records of the state penitentiary at Nashville, if still available, might reveal something more of the prisoner.

Children of Margaret “Peggy” Taylor Goins are unknown. Children born to Hugh Goins and Elizabeth Goins include:

William H. Goins born about 1821
Vice Goins born about 1825
Jesse Goins born about 1830
Alfred Goins born in January 1833
Thomas Goins born about 1834
Rhoda Goins born about 1836
James Goins born about 1838

Three families living in adjacent locations in adjoining McMinn County, Tennessee at the time of the 1850 census were obviously related to each other and possibly the bigamist, Hugh Goins. The households were enumerated as Andrew Goins, Household 2198-1516: William Brady, Household 2199-1517 and William Goins, Household 2200-1518. Elizabeth Goins living in the household of Andrew Goins is possibly the Elizabeth Goins who was married April 1, 1820 in Rutherford County, North Carolina to Hugh Goins, the bigamist.

William H. Goins, believed to be the first child of Hugh Goins and Elizabeth Goins, was born in 1821 in North Carolina, probably Rutherford County. He was married December 31, 1837 to Martha “Patsy” Hicks by William Rich, J.P. She died shortly after their marriage, perhaps in childbirth.

William H. Goins was remarried September 7, 1838 in Blount County byRobert Delzell, J.P. to Rachel Rudd. She was born about 1822.

William H. Goins appeared as the head of household in the 1850 census of McMinn County, Tennessee. His household, No. 2200-1518, consisted of:

“Goins, William 29, farmer, born in NC, illiterate
Rachel 28, born in TN
Elizabeth 8, born in TN
Stephen 5, born in TN
Hugh 1, born in TN
Vice 11, female, born in TN.”

An interesting parallel is the family of William Going who also appeared in the 1850 Census in Davidson County, Tennessee, household No. 233. The household was enumerated as:

“Going, William 37, born in TN
Rachel 34, born in TN
Elizabeth A. 12
Stephen J. 10
Hugh 5
Tabitha J. 1”

Although the ages do not match, it is possible that this was the household of William Goins who had moved to Davidson County to be near his father who was imprisoned there at that time.

Rachel Rudd Goins died about 1854 in Blount County. William H. Goins was remarried October 25, 1858 in Blount County to Susannah “Susan” Shoun who was born about 1842 in Tennessee. She died after 1880.

William H. Goins was a farmer and a brickmill laborer. He died after 1880 perhaps in Blount County, Tennessee, according to Sandy Ratledge.

Children born to William H. Goins and Rachel Rudd Goins include:

Vice Goins born about 1839
Elizabeth Anne Goins born in 1843
Stephen Alexander Goins born in 1845
Hugh H. Goins born August 30, 1849
Lucinda J. Goins born about 1850
William Henry Goins born in 1851

Children born to William H. Goins and Susannah “Susan” Shoun Goins include:

Ann D. Goins born about 1860
Sarah M. Goins born about 1864
Mary A. “Polly” Goins born about 1866
John B. Goins born about 1867
Ellen Goins born about 1870
James Goins born about 1871
Dallas Goins born about 1876
Josephine Goins born about 1879

Vice Goins, regarded as the first child of William H. Goins and Rachel Rudd Goins, was born about 1839 in Blount County. She was a namesake of Vice Goins Brady, believed to be her aunt. Vice Goins appeared in the 1850 census of McMinn County as an 11-year old living in the household of her parents, No. 2200-1518.

Elizabeth Anne “Betsy” Goins, daughter of William H. Goins and Rachel Rudd Goins, was born in August 1840, in Blount County, according to Sandy Ratledge. She appeared in the 1850 census of McMinn County in the household of her parents, No. 2200-1518, as an eight-year-old born in Tennessee.

She was married in McMinn County September 1, 1858, at age 15 to James Franklin Ratledge, who was born in Tennessee in 1840, according to McMinn County marriage records. James Franklin Ratledge was born in January 1834 in Greene County, Tennessee to Asbury Ratledge and Lucinda Jane Stallions Ratledge, No. 725, who appeared in the 1860 census of McMinn County as:

“Ratledge, James 20, laborer, $50 personal
property, born in TN
Elizabeth 19, housekeeping, born in TN
John 9/12, born in TN”

The household of James Franklin Ratledge appeared in the 1880 census of Monroe County, Tennessee, Enumeration District 1, Sweetwater Precinct, as:

“Ratledge, James 46, born in TN
Elizabeth 40, born in TN
John 19. born in TN
Mary J. 17, born in TN
James 14, born in TN
Eliza 13, born in TN
Sallie 10, born in TN
Lemuel 8, born in TN
Barnett 5, born in TN
Maurice 3, born in TN

James Franklin Ratledge served as a private in Company G, 59th Tennessee Mounted Infantry Regiment, CSA during the Civil War. He later received a Confederate pension from the State of Tennessee. He died June 7, 1916 in Blount County and was buried in Cedar Point Cemetery, Maryville, Tennessee in an unmarked grave.

Elizabeth Anne Goins Ratledge died August 7, 1907 and was buried in Old Mt Harmony Baptist Church cemetery in an unmarked grave, according to Mark H. Hall, a-great-great-grandson of Prairie Village, Kansas and a Foundation member.

Children born to James Franklin Ratledge and Elizabeth Anne Goins Ratledge include:

John Ratledge born in 1860
Mary Jane Ratledge born about 1863
James Ratledge born in 1866
Eliza Ratledge born in 1867
Sallie Ratledge born in 1870
Lemuel Ratledge born in 1872
Barnett Ratledge born in 1875
Maurice Ratledge born in 1878

Lemuel Ratledge, sixth child of James Franklin Ratledge and Elizabeth Anne Goins Ratledge, was born in 1872, probably in Monroe County. He was married to Mary Lee “Mollie” Robinson December 2, 1893. She was born about 1872. He died in October 1932 and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Athens, Tennessee in an unmarked grave. Mary Mollie Robinson Ratledge died January 27, 1927.

Children born to Lemuel Ratledge and Mary Lee “Mollie” Ratledge include:

Henry Lee Ratledge born February 14, 1905

Henry Lee Ratledge, only known son of Lemuel Ratledge and Mary “Mollie” Robinson Ratledge, was born February 14, 1905 in Meigs County, Tennessee. He was married about 1918, wife’s name unknown.

Children born to Harry Lee Ratledge include:

Acton Ernest Ratledge born July 23, 1927

Acton Ernest Ratledge, son of Harry Lee Ratledge, was born July 23, 1927. He was married about 1948 to Ethel Ruth Coleman, who was born September 23, 1932, the daughter of Winifred Coleman and Mattie Lee Goins Coleman.

Children born to Acton Ernest Ratledge and Ethel Ruth Coleman Ratledge include:

Ernest Stephen Ratledge born March 21, 1949

Ernest Stephen Ratledge, son of Acton Ernest Ratledge and Ethel Ruth Coleman Ratledge, was born March 21, 1949 at Athens, Tennessee. He served four years in the U. S. Navy.

Ernest Stephen Ratledge was married December 14, 1969 to Sandra Jo “Sandy” Nipper. In September 1974, Ernest Stephen Ratledge was a senior at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga majoring in business administration and accounting. Sandra Jo “Sandy” Nipper Ratledge, a graduate of Tennessee Wesleyan College at Athena was a teacher at Cleveland Junior High School. They made their home at 4629 Vance Street, Cleveland, Tennessee.

Stephen Alexander Goins, son of William H. Goins and Rachel Rudd Goins, was born about 1841 in Blount County. He appeared in the 1850 census of McMinn County in the household of his parents, No. 2200-1518, as a five-year-old born in Tennessee.

Stephen Alexander Goins was a private in Company C, Third Tennessee Mounted Infantry Regiment, U. S. Army, as was his brother, Hugh H. Goins, according to Sandy Ratledge. She wrote September 7, 1974.

“We have some Civil War records for Stephen A. Goins and Hugh Goins, sons of William Goins. We have a copy of Stephen A. Goins’ discharge paper; a great-uncle has the tattered original. Also we have a copy of a photograph of Stephen Goins in his Union Army uniform; a great-aunt has the original of this.”

“One of the Civil war stories about him is that he was captured by the Rebs near Sweetwater and very narrowly escaped the noose.

“Stephen was a strikingly handsome man. He had coal black, wavy hair, ebony eyes and a small mustache. Only 5’6″, he was small in stature and weight. I find his picture most unusual because the eyes seem to speak and communicate from the very page.”

“His descendants claim that the family was Indian. We know that Stephen wove beautiful baskets from strips of tree bark. We are thrilled to have inherited a perfect example of his skill–an original child’s basket. Although blackened with age, it holds a cherished place in our china hutch,”

Stephen Alexander Goins was married August 10, 1865 in Blount County at age 22, to Nancy Jane Ann Jones. Nancy Jane Anne Jones Goins died in 1868.

Stephen Alexander Goins was remarried August 27, 1868 in Blount County to Mrs. Margaret Teresa Hammontree Henry, widow of Samuel L. Henry. A. Goins and James Wolf were their bondsmen. She was born about 1831 in Blount County to James Hammontree and Nancy Divine Hammontree. She died July 25, 1901 in McMinn County and was buried in Buttram Methodist Church Cemetery.

He was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Monroe County, Tennessee, Enumeration District 9, as:

“Goins, Stephen J. 39,
Margaret 50,
Campbell A. 11,
George H. 9,
James Robert 5,
Goin, William H. 29, brother”

Following the death of Theresa Margaret Hammontree Goins, on July 25, 1901, Stephen J. Goins, at age 57, was remarried to Catharine Robinson February 25, 1902, according to McMinn County marriage records. She was born in March 1882 in Tennessee.

Stephen Alexander Goins died April 27, 1910 and was buried in Buttram’s Baptist Cemetery with a government marker.

Children born to Stephen Alexander Goins and Theresa Margaret Hammontree Goins include:

Campbell Alexander “Cam” Goins born Sept. 2, 1869
George H. Goins born in 1871
James R. Goins born in 1875

Children born to Stephen J. Goins and Catharine Robinson Goins include:

Samuel Goins born about 1904
William Goins born about 1906
Margaret Goins born about 1908

Campbell Alexander “Cam” Goins, first child of Stephen J. Goins and Theresa Margaret Hammontree Goins, was born September 2, 1869, probably in Monroe County, Tennessee.

He appeared in the 1880 census of Monroe County, Tennessee in the household of his parents in Enumeration District 9, as an 11-year-old.

He was married to Florence Robinson about 1891. Florence Robinson Goins died of tuberculosis a few years later. Campbell Alexander “Cam” Goins was married to Lily Mae Cranfield January 18, 1899. He died October 14, 1946 and was buried in Buttram’s Baptist Church Cemetery, Athens, Tennessee. Lily Mae Cranfield Goins died May 6, 1971 in Monroe County, Tennessee.

Two daughters was born to Campbell Alexander “Cam” Goins and Florence Robinson Goins:

Belle Goins born about 1893
Hester Goins born about 1896

Children born to Campbell Alexander “Cam” Goins and Lily Mae Cranfield Goins include:

Eliza Goins [twin] born April 21, 1905
Laura Goins [twin] born April 21, 1905
Mitchell Goins born February 3,1908
John Goins born March 22, 1909
Mattie Lee Goins born August 22 1910
Ollie Goins [male] born April 1911
Homer Goins born about 1914
Isaac Goins born about 1917

Belle Goins, first child of Campbell “Cam” Goins and Florence Robinson Goins, was born about 1893. She was married to Simon Bogess about 1913. Simon Bogess and Belle Goins Bogess reared Samuel Goins and William Goins.

Hester Goins, second child of Campbell Alexander “Cam” Goins and Florence Robinson Goins, was born about 1896.

Eliza Goins, first child and a twin of Campbell Alexander “Cam” Goins and Lily Mae Cranfield Goins, was born April 21, 1905. About 1925 she was married to Willis Gamaliel Coleman.

Laura Goins, second child and a twin of Campbell Alexander “Cam” Goins and Lily Mae Cranfield Goins, was born April 21, 1905. About 1925 she was married to Arlee Key. Later Laura Goins Key was married to James White.

Mitchell Goins, third child of Campbell Alexander “Cam” Goins and Lily Mae Cranfield Goins, was born February 3, 1908. He was married to Janie Elizabeth Coleman about 1928. He died September 11, 1966. Children born to Mitchell Goins and Janie Elizabeth Coleman Goins are unknown.

John Goins, fourth child of Campbell Alexander “Cam” Goins and Lily Mae Cranfield Goins, was born March 22, 1909. He was married about 1929 to Elizabeth Emerson. Of the descendants of John Goins and Elizabeth Emerson Goins nothing is known.

Mattie Lee Goins, fifth child of Campbell Alexander “Cam” Goins and Lily Mae Cranfield Goins, was born August 22, 1910. She was married to Winfred Absalom Coleman September 24, 1927. Children born to W. A. Coleman and Mattie Lee Goins Coleman include:

Norma Louise Coleman born about 1929
Naomi Rose Coleman born about 1930
Ethel Ruth Coleman born about 1931
Thelma Lee Coleman born about 1933
Herbert Nelson Coleman born about 1935
Charles Donald Coleman born about 1938
Iva Joyce Coleman born about 1941
Carolyn Kathleen Coleman born about 1943
Peggy Irene Coleman born about 1946
Johnnie Lynn Coleman born about 1948
Joe Coleman born about 1950
Elaine “Phyllis” Coleman born about 1953
Harriet Elizabeth Coleman born about 1955
Lorna Kaye Coleman born about 1957

Ethel Ruth Coleman, third child of W. A. Coleman and Mattie Lee Goins Coleman, was born September 23, 1932. She was married about 1948 to Acton Ernest Ratledge, her cousin. For details of their life, see his section.

Ollie Goins, sixth child of Campbell Alexander “Cam” Goins and Lily Mae Cranfield Goins, was born in April 1911. About 1931 he was married to Pauline Gregory. Children born to Ollie Goins and Pauline Gregory Goins are unknown.

Homer Goins, seventh child of Campbell Alexander “Cam” Goins and Lily Mae Cranfield Goins, was born about 1914. He was married about 1934 to Nelle Cabe. Of Homer Goins and Nelle Cabe Goins nothing more is known.

Isaac Goins, eighth child of Campbell Alexander “Cam” Goins and Lily Mae Cranfield Goins, was born about 1917. He was married first to Idella Sneed and second to Wanda Smith. Children born to Isaac Goins, Idella Sneed Goins and Wanda Smith Goins are unknown.

George H. Goins, son of Stephen Alexander Goins and Margaret Hammontree Goins, was born in 1871, probably in Monroe County. He appeared in the 1880 census of Monroe County, Enumeration District 9, in the household of his parents as a 9-year-old.

George H. Goins was “killed by a train in Cleveland, Tennessee during the 1950’s, according to a message written March 2, 2002 by Frances Belcher, a descendant.

James R. Goins, believed to be a son of Stephen Alexander Goins and Margaret Hammontree Goins, was born in 1875, probably in Monroe County. He appeared in the 1880 census of Monroe County Enumeration District 9, in the household of his parents as a five-year-old.

Hugh H. Goins, son of William H. Goins and Rachel Goins, was born August 30, 1849, probably in McMinn County. He appeared in the 1850 census in the household of his parents as a one-year-old. He served as a private in Company C, 3rd Tennessee Mounted Infantry Regiment, U.S.A. He was married September 23, 1865 in McMinn County to Narcissa C. Blackwell. Children born to Hugh H. Goins and Narcissa C. Blackwell Goins are unknown.

He was married June 12, 1868 to Belzonia Rudd in Blount County, Tennessee by Andrew Carpenter, justice of the peace.

Children born to Hugh H. Goins and Belzona Rudd Goins include:

Samuel Russell Goins born about 1869

Samuel Russell Goins, regarded as a son of Hugh Goins and Belzonia Rudd Goins, was born about 1869.

Samuel Russell Goins was married November 25, 1888 to “Nancy A. Willburn,” according to Blount County Marriage Book 2, page 274.

Children born in Tennseess to Samuel Russell Goins and Nancy A. Wilburn Goins include:

Charles A. Goins born in August 1889
Sarah M. Goins born in August 1892
John B. Goins born in June 1896
Hattie E. Goins born November 5, 1899

Hattie E. Goins, daughter of Samuel Russell Goins and Nancy A. Wilburn Goins, was born November 5, 1899. She was married about 1920, husband’s name Jacoups.

William Henry Goins, son of William H. Goins and Rachel Rudd Goins, was born in 1851, probably in McMinn County, Tennessee. He appeared in the 1880 census of Monroe County, Tennessee living in the household of Stephen Alexander Goins, his brother.

Vice Goins, daughter of Hugh Goins and Elizabeth Goins, was born in 1825 in North Carolina, probably Rutherford County. It is believed that she was married in Tennessee to William Brady about 1846, probably as his second wife.

The household of William Brady, No, 2199-1517, was enumerated in the 1850 census of McMinn County, Tennessee in an adjacent location to the households of Andrew Goins and William Goins, sons of Hugh Goins. Occupants of the household were:

“Brady, William 35, laborer, born in NC
Vice 25, born in NC
Malinda 16, born in TN
Margaret 12, born in TN
Eveline 10, born in TN
Nancy 4, born in TN
Rachel 1, born in TN”

It is speculated that Mrs. Vice Brady was the second wife of Willie Brady and the mother of Nancy Brady and Rachel Brady only.

Jessie Goins, believed to be the third child of Hugh Goins and Elizabeth Goins, was born in 1830, probably in Monroe County. He appeared in the 1840 census of his father’s household, page 195 in Monroe County, as a “white male, age 10-15.”

He reappeared in the 1850 census of Monroe County in the home of his step-mother, Peggy Goins, Household No. 758 as a 20-year-old laborer who was born in Tennessee.

Alfred Goins, believed to be the third child of Hugh Goins and Elizabeth Goins, was born in 1833, probably in Monroe County. He appeared in the 1840 census of his father’s household, page 195 in Monroe County as a “white male, age 5-10.” He reappeared in the 1850 census of Monroe County, Tennessee in the household of his step-mother, Peggy Goins, Household No. 758 as a 17-year-old born in Tennessee.

On September 26, 1856 Alfred Goins was married to Elizabeth Stone by G. Milton Hicks, Esquire, “all of Monroe County”, according to the “Athens Post”. “Alfred Govens” obtained a license to marry to Elizabeth Stone September 17, 1856, according to “Monroe County, Tennessee Records 1820-1870” by Reba Bayless Boyer.

It is believed that Alfred Goins served in the Fourth Alabama Cavalry Regiment in the Civil War.

Alfred Goins and Elizabeth Stone Goins reappeared in the 1870 census of Monroe County, Sixth Civil District, page 6, Household 40-40 on July 12, 1870 near Madisonville, Tennessee, without children, as :

“Goings, Alfred 35, farm laborer, $100 personal
property, born in TN
Betsy 35, born in TN”

Alfred Goins of Hardin County, Tennessee applied to the State of Tennessee for Confederate Pension No. 10394, as a veteran of the Fourth Alabama Cavalry Regiment.

“Alfred Goens” was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Monroe County, Enumeration District 111, page 1, Civil District 6:

“Goens, Alfred 67, born in January 1833 in TN
Mary 44, born in May 1856 in TN”

Thomas Goins, believed to be the fourth child of Hugh Goins and Elizabeth Goins, was born in 1834 in Tennessee, probably Monroe County. He appeared in the 1850 census of McMinn County, in the household of Andrew Goins, unidentified, Household 2198-1516. The household was enumerated as:

“Goins, Andrew, 35, no occupation, born in TN
Elizabeth 50, born in TN
Thomas 16, no occupation, born in TN
James 12, born in TN”

Elizabeth Goins in the above enumeration is believed to be the mother of Thomas Goins and James Goins.

Roda Goins, believed to be the fifth child of Hugh Goins and Elizabeth Goins, was born in 1836, probably in Monroe County. She appeared in the household of her father in the 1840 census of Monroe County, page 193, as a “white female under 5.”

She reappeared in the 1850 census of Monroe County in the household of her step-mother, Peggy Goins, Household No. 758 as a 14-year-old born in Tennessee.

Roda A. Goins was married to James M. Hill December 17, 1874 in Monroe County, according to “Monroe County, Tennessee Records” by Reba Bayless Boyer. If this individual is Rody Goins, above, then she was married at age 38.

James Goins, believed to be the sixth child of Hugh Goins and Elizabeth Goins, was born in 1838, probably in Monroe County. He appeared in the household of Andrew Goins, Household No. 2198-1516 in the 1850 census of McMinn County as a 12-year-old.
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Daniel P. Goen appeared as the head of a household enumerated in the 1880 census of Rutherford County, Enumeration District 164, page 26 in Logan Store Township as:

“Goen, Daniel P. 22, born in NC
Susan E. 22, born in NC
John M. 5, born in NC
Coran R. 3, born in NC”
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Alexander Going purchased land in Rutherford County, in 1796, according to Rutherford County Deed Book M-Q, page 330, as “Alexander Going, grantee” of land from “James Hudleston, grantor.”

He appeared in the 1810 census of Rutherford County, as the head of a household, “over 45” with family.

Alexander Gowin, Benjamin Gowin and James Gowin were enumerated as heads of households in the 1810 census of Rutherford County, page 103. On Page 104 were recorded James Gowin and William Gowin.

On February 23, 1818 “Alexander Gowan of Rutherford County” conveyed 200 acres of land to Robert Wells of the same county. Consideration was $200, according to Rutherford County Deed Book 29, page 31. The deed was signed with an “X” and witnessed by Hugh Gowan, who also signed with an “X,” suggesting both were illiterate.
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Michael L. Goins of Pasadena, Maryland wrote August 3, 1999 of Alexander Goins who lived in Rutherford County in the mid-1800s. He suggested that there were two individuals there at that time named Alexander Goins. Michael L. Goins gave his descent as:

Alexander Goins m. Anna Sisk
Daniel Perkins Goins m. Susannah Elizabeth Watkins
Boyce Elzie Goins m. Sara Dessie Rosaleen Hudson
Boyce Elzie Goins, Jr. m. Jeanette Louise Schell
Michael L. Goins m. Denise Arlene Keyes

Daniel Perkins Goins was born in Cherryville, North Carolina in Rutherford County. He was buried in Zoar Baptist Church Cemetery at Shelby, North Carolina. Susannah Elizabeth Watkins Goins survived him and lived near their son, Clyde Goins at Cherryville. She was buried in Patterson Grove Cemetery in Cleveland County, North Carolina.

John Martin Goins, son of Daniel Perkins Goins and Susannah Elizabeth Watkins Goins, was born at Cherryville and was buried in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. John Martin Goins cited the names of his grandparents in his father’s death certificate.
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G. A. Gowan was named executor of the estate of William Cunningham, deceased, in Monroe County in September, 1859.
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John Going was married to Nancy Jane Thompson August 2, 1841, according to “Monroe County, North Carolina Records” by Reba Bayless Boyer. Children born to John Going and Nancy Jane Thompson Going are unknown.
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William Going was one of 116 Rutherford County men who aligned with the Tories during the Revolutionary War. They served in the defeated army of Lt. Col. Patrick Ferguson in the Battle of Kings Mountain. Because of their action they were charged with treason by the Rutherford County Court, and their property was confiscated by the state. It is assumed that all of these men fled the state.

In the battle 225 loyalists were killed, 163 were wounded and 715 were taken prisoner. As to patriots casualties, 28 were killed and 68 were wounded.

The information below comes from “Morgan District, NC Superior Court of Law & Equity; Misc. Records, Book III” and is a transcription of court proceedings against suspected Tories.

“State of North Carolina }
Rutherford County }

At a County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions began and held for said county on the Second Monday of July in the year of our lord one thousand Seven Hundred & Eighty two, before the Worshipfull William Gilbert, James Whithrow & Jonathan Hampton and Other Justices asigned & Duly Commd. With full Power and Authority and Jurisdiction to hold the Said Court and to hear try and determine all petit larceny, assault, Batteries, trespasses, breaches of the peace and Other Misdemeanors of What Kind So ever of an inferior nature and also duly Authorised and Impowered by an Act of Assembly in such case made & provided to hear try adjudge & Determine all Cases of Confiscated Property in the County aforesaid, The Jurors for the State on their Oath present & Say that

William Mills, William Going, Arthur Taylor, Moses Whitly, Freeman Jones, Thomas Townsend, Phelemon Hankins, Joseph McDaniel, Jeremiah McDaniel, John Hendrix, James Kelly, James Lemar, William Adams Sen, William Adams Jur, James Upton, Benjamin Adams, Benjamin Adams Junr, John Morgan, Moses Wright, William Henson Jur, Giles Williams, Essex Capshaw, John McDaniel, Joseph Clark, John Thomason, John Owins, Thomas George, William Thompson, Jeremiah Webb, John Walburt, Isaiah Blackwell, William Webb, John Webb, Thomas Camp, Micajah Proctor, John Camp, James Camp, John Camp Jur, David Morgan, William Nettle Jur, Alexander Coulter, Joseph Moore, William Morgan, Thomas Goodbread, John King, Elias Morgan Senr, James Cook Senr, John Goodbread, George Revis, William Duning, Phillip Goodbread Jur, Federick Jones, Isham Revis, John Davice, Neel Wilye, Ambros Mills, George Davice, George Davice Jur, Gideon Rucker, Stophen Walburt, James Chitwood Sen, Joseph Chitwood, Richard Chitwood, William Battle, James Capshaw, John Richardson, Stephen Langford, Joseph Lawrence, Joseph Underwood, Stephen Shelton, Andrew Poor, John Hutson, John Morris, William Hall, Shadrack Nettle, Tho. Whitesides, Elias Brock, Mark Powell, William Henry, Barna King, Giles Reynolds, Samuel Moore, Daniel Singleton, Jonas Bedford, Samuel Thompson, William Green, Isaac Cooper, Abel Langham, Benjamin Bigerstaff, Joseph Baily, Muphord Wilson, Caleb Taylor, Peter Dills, George Cox Jur, Edward Francis, Shadrack Avery, Arthur Owensby, George Cox, John Jones, Samuel Hendrix, John Cox & Joel Cox, David George, John Felts, Jesse Nettle, William Henson Sen, Brock Davice, James Patterson, William Shephard, Benjamin Moored, William Capshaw, Robert Taylor of Whiteoak, all late of the County of Rutherford, Planters, not reguarding the Duty of their Alle­gance to the said State & her laws or fearing the pains & penalties therein Contained on the first day of October in the year of Our lord One thousand Seven Hundred & Eighty with force & Arms in the County aforesaid Wickedly & treacherously entending and Designing as for as in them lay to Overturn the present free Government of this State & reduce the Inhabitants thereof Under the Power of the Army of Great Britain then & now at Open War with this State and the United States of America did then & there with force and Arms feloinously & treacherously Knowingly & Willfully did aid & assist the said King by Joining his Army Commanded by Major [Patrick] Ferguson and by bearing Arms in the Service of the said King Against the Good Government Peace and Dignity of this State; and the Jurors aforesaid on their Oath aforesaid do further Present & say that by their felony and treason by them respective in Manner & form aforesaid Committed have Severally forfeited their Goods & Chattels lands & tenements to the State according to a form of An Act of As­sembly in Such Case made & provided.

A True Bill – William Porter, foreman. A true Copy of the Inquisition found by the Grand Jury – Certified by me, Felix Walker C.C.”
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William Goins [McGown?] appeared in the deed records of Rutherford County, according to “Rutherford County, North Carolina Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795.”
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Benjamin Gowan, age 25-45, appeared in the 1810 census of Rutherford County as the head of a household.
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Benjamin Gowan, age 25-45, appeared in the 1810 census of Rutherford County, page 378 as the head of a household.
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Early in 1958 the Rev. Dupree Gowan was called to take the pulpit duties at Harmon Street Baptist Church in Forest City, North Carolina, according to “Rutherford County, North Carolina, 1979: A People’s Bicentennial History.”

“Under his leadership the church began setting goals for each Sunday School class in order to reduce their in­debtedness rapidly. By the end of his ministry in 1962, the church membership had increased to 132, and the church had added a baptistry, nursery and six more classrooms.”
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Elizabeth Gowen appeared in the 1820 census of Rutherford County page 55, as the head of a household, according to “Index to the 1820 Census of North Carolina.”

A second Elizabeth Gowen, appeared in the 1820 census of Rutherford County, page 55, as the head of a household, ac­cording to the same volume.
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Alexander Gowin, Benjamin Gowin and James Gowin were enumerated as heads of households in the 1810 census of Rutherford County, page 103. On Page 104 were recorded James Gowin and William Gowin.
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Edward Gowin appeared as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Rutherford County, page 2, according to “Index to the 1820 census of North Carolina”.
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James Gowin appeared in the 1820 census of Rutherford County, page 379 as the head of a household.
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James Gowin appeared in the 1820 census of Rutherford County, page 380 as the head of a household.
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Sophia Gowing was married to Hiram Melton, October 15, 1827, according to “Rutherford County, North Carolina Marriages, 1783-1850,” Record No. 1213, bondsmen James M. Irwin and Thomas Lyles, witness: T. F. Birchett, bond No. 135110.

 

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