North Carolina – Tryon 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)


1773 Jan 19 – William Gowing – 1775 Feb 28 – 150 acrs both sides of Wards Creek of First Broad River. Tryon Co, NC. ,

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 be-came Rutherford County. William Going records gave his wife’s name as Hester. Tryon Co, NC

1775 Feb 28 – William Gowing 150acr both sides of Wards Cr of First Broad River. Tyron Co, NC , , 1775 Feb 28 – Name: William Gowing. Issue Date: 28 Feb 1775. Residence Place: Tryon, North Carolina, USA. Certificate Number Range: 1187-1569. Description: Tryon 1187-1569. 150 acres on both sides of Bryars Creek of Broad River near John Kirkconnell’s land. Tryon Co, NC.

From Gowen Manuscript:

William Going received a tract of land from Robert Colling­wood in Tryon County October 24, 1774 and a royal patent March 2, 1775.

“William Goings” appeared as “first chain bearer” in 1775 in survey records, according to “Tryon County, North Carolina Index to Land Surveys,” Files 1195 and 1368, by Miles S. Philbeck. “William Goins” reappeared as “first chain bearer” in 1783, File 1830.

When Rutherford County, North Carolina was formed from land in Tryon County in 1779, the land of William Going appeared in the new county.

On August 23, 1779 “William Going. planter and Hester, his wife of Rutherford County” conveyed 200 acres to Samuel Stockton, according to Rutherford County Deeed Book A, page 196 as reported in “Rutherford County, North Carolina Ab­stracts of Deeds, Volumes A-D” by John P. Green.

Two months later on October 25, 1779 the Rutherford County Deed Book A, page 44 records:

“Of American Independence the 3rd. Samuel Stockton, planter and Prudence, his wife of Rutherford County convey 200 acres on Ward’s Creek to William Whiteside . . . . two tracts of land: the first, granted to Robert Collinwood by the sheriff for Moses Moore [Moor] in 1773 and by Collinwood to William Goin on October 24, 1774; the second, patented to William Going on March 2, 1775.”




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