North Carolina – Washington 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)


From Gowen Manuscript:

Charles Guinn, mulatto, son of Champaon Guinn and Dorcas Guinn, was was apprenticed to Richard Callaway and Rebeka Hutson May 16, 1791, according to “Burke County, North Carolina Apprentice Bonds and Records, 1784-1873:”

“This Indenture made the Sixteenth day of may in the year of our Lord, one thousand Seven hundred and Ninety one Between Champaon Guinn of the Western Territory and County of Washington, farmer of the one Part and Richard Callaway and Rebekah of the other Part Witnesseth the Said Champaon Guinn and Darcas his Wife Do put their Son Charles Guinn, melato Boy, apprintice to Serve the Said Richard Callaway and Re­beka Hutson untill he Shall be of the age of Twenty one years, the said Charles was Born ye 15th Day of Febuary 1788 therefor he, his master and mistres Shall faithfully Serve for the Term of Eighteen Years Which Will End ye 15th Day of Febuary 1809 During Which Time, the said Charles, his master and mistres Shall obay their Councels, Observe and keep as a faithfull aPrintice aught to Do–he Shall not Embazell his masters Goods nor Contract marrag Without their Consent and the Said Richard Callaway Shall find the Sd Boy Charles meet Drink Cloathing Washing and Lodging and Every other thing Needfull for an Apprintice, and the Richard Call­away Shall give the said apprintice one year schooling; and Larne him the art of Aggriculter and when the Said Boy come to the age of 21 years, the Said Richard Callaway Shall Give him a good sute of cloath [to Wit] a Coat Jacot and Britches Two Shirt a Par of shoes and stockins and a hat, a horse Bridle and Sadle.

In Witness whereof the Parties to these Presents have hereunto Set their [sic] hand and fixed their Seals the Dat and Day first above Writen–

Witnesses: Champaon [C] Guinn

Richard [X] Callaway
William [+] Baird Rebecca [R] Hutson
Ezekiel Baird, Jurat”



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