North Carolina – Wilkes 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)

Thomas Goins (appears to be Gains actually) was a land owner in Wilkes County in 1778, according to “Land Entry Book, Wilkes County, North Carolina” by Mrs. W. O. Absher.

On September 14, 1778 Thomas Goins (entry appears to say “Gains” – see link) in Entry No. 406 was referred to as “adjoining William Hill.”   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Q-WVHM?i=80&cat=300114   In Entry 494 Thomas Goins (entry appears to say “Gains” – see link) entered 100 acres on Big Elkin Creek November 5, 1778.    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898Q-WKSV?i=94&cat=300114     In Entry No. 497 Thomas Goins  (entry appears to say “Gains” – see link)  entered 100 acres “on a branch that runs into the East fork of Roaring River.”  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898Q-WKSV?i=94&cat=300114   Ap­parently he received this land from Joseph Vaughn November 10, 1778.  (not sure where this Joseph Vaughn info comes from).

In Entry No. 1219 Thomas Goins entered 50 acres of land ad­joining Randolph Holbrooks September 30, 1779. In Entry No. 1220 he entered 50 acres of land adjoining. In Entry No. 1221 he entered 100 acres of land adjoining John Burgey.  (1219, 1220, and 1221 all appear to say Thomas “Gains” – not Goins – see link:  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Q-WK93?i=214&cat=300114 ).

In Entry 1286 Thomas Goins was referred to as a neighbor in the entry of Thomas Payne, Jr. November 13, 1779. A similar entry was made in No. 1287.  (These entries both appear to be for Thomas “Gains” – see link:  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Q-WK4S?i=227&cat=300114 ).

On February 5, 1780 Thomas Goins entered 50 acres “near Big Elkin Creek, adjoining his old entry” according to Entry 1595. Entry No. 1596, also dated February 5, 1780, was made by Thomas Goins for 100 acres of land adjoining.    (These entries both appear to be for Thomas “Gains” – see link:  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Q-WVTM?i=282&cat=300114 ).

Entry No. 1597, also dated February 5, 1780, was made by Thomas Goins on 100 acres of land on Big Elkin Creek. Ap­parently this property was transferred to Timothy Izell. Entry No. 1598, also dated February 5, 1780, was made by Thomas Goins for 50 acres on Big Elkin Creek, adjoining Thomas Payne, Jr.   (These entries both appear to be for Thomas “Gains” – see link: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Q-WVTM?i=282&cat=300114 )

1783 April Between Larkin Cleveland and Thomas Goines of Surry Co., N. C.
50 lbs. gold & silver..Larkin Cleveland & wife (not named)…tract of land called James Creek..Middle Fork Rearing River..including Larkin Cleveland improvement…639 acres….
Jesse Franklin)
Jas. Bunyard )
Richard Allen )
Larkin Cleveland
Wilkes County, North Carolina : Deed book A-1, pg 273.  (Note:  The actual deed entry says “Thomas Gaines” – see:  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Q-4V9H?i=143&cat=309529  ). ,  Compare to:
https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE6857641

1788 July 29 Between Charles Hickerson and David Hickerson 75 lbs 150 ac Mulberry Creek being survey Charles Hickerson now lives on.. .
Philip Goins) Charles X Hickerson
Nath’l Gordon) Mary X Hickerson
Charles Gordon)
Wilkes County, North Carolina, Deed Book B-1, pg 35
https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE6857723 ,
(Note: The handwritten deed book spells the name as “Philip Gains”. See: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Q-4VMN?i=329&cat=309529 ).

1789 Nov 3 Between Joseph Herndon and Hilliar Rousseau 200 lbs 178 ac S side Yadkin River .. John Profits line..
Sarah Herndon)
Henry Goins)
Richard George Goins)
Wilkes County, North Carolina, Deed Book B-1, pg 69
https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE6857723
(Note: The handwritten deed book spells the Goins witnesses names listed above as “Gains”. See: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Q-4JLT?i=346&cat=309529 ).

1792 Oct 3 Between Henry Goins, Newberry County, S. C. and William Johnson 150 lbs 639 ac Middle fork Roaring River called Jones‘ Creek. .including Plantation whereon Wm. Johnson now lives. .
Signed: Henry Goins
Wits:
Benjamin Adams)
Thomas Johnson)
Theophilus Johnson)
Wilkes County, North Carolina, Deed Book B-1, pg 488
https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE6857723
(Note: The handwritten deed book lists the name as “Henry Gains” – See: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898Q-4VLY?i=559&cat=309529 ).

1793 Wilkes County, NC – Tax List
Name: Moses Going
State: NC
County: Wilkes County
Township: Hubberts District
Year: 1793
Record Type: Tax list
Page: 287
Database: NC Early Census Index
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1793 Wilkes County, NC – Tax List
Name: Jesse Going
State: NC
County: Wilkes County
Township: Smiths District
Year: 1793
Record Type: Tax List
Page: 264
Database: NC Early Census Index
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=3566&h=17456014&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH124&_phstart=successSource

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

Goen/Gowan/Gowen Absher was a cosignor of Terner Walker on his marriage bond in 1827 in Wilkes County. Nanalee Wrenn wrote August 3, 2003 the Gowan Absher had a son by the name of Ezekiel Absher who was married to Elizabeth Crouse. Later he was remarried to Nancy Wolfe.
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(This information was taken from the “Gowen Manuscript”.   It appears that this is likely a “Joines” family and whoever reported it as Goins misread the documentation.  This according to Joyce Joines Newman.  I have not researched it, nor seen the documentation – so this note is added for those who have also copied this information from the Gowen Manuscript).  Ezekiel Goins was a resident of Wilkes County about 1755, living in the northern part in the vicinity of Traphill, North Carolina.

Ezekiel Goins was married July 14, 1779 to Mrs. Sarah Gunter, according to “Marriages of Rowan County, North Carolina, 1753-1868.” Sarah Gunter was his second wife, according to the research of Joyce Joines Newman. William Butler was bondsman on Bond No. 125211, and Joseph Brevard was a witness to the marriage of Ezekiel Goins and Sarah Gunter Goins.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-6QY9-32D?i=1281&cc=1726957&cat=179352  (Note: This appears to be Ezekiel “Joines” rather than Goins – Even though he signed his name “Goins”, the research of “Joyce Joines Newman” appears to show this is actually Ezekiel “Joines” – see:   http://www.ibiblio.org/mtnivy/BAJ/will.htm).  

Ezekiel Goins wrote his will in 1805, and mentioned in it was Edmund Gunter [alias Joines], according to Joyce Joines Newman, a great-great-great-granddaughter.  (This information was taken from the “Gowen Manuscript”.   It appears that this is likely a “Joines” family and whoever reported it as Goins misread the documentation.  This according to Joyce Joines Newman.  I have not researched it, nor seen the documentation – so this note is added for those who have also copied this information from the Gowen Manuscript).  

Children born to Ezekiel Goins and his first wife, according to Joyce Joines Newman include:  (This information was taken from the “Gowen Manuscript”.   It appears that this is likely a “Joines” family and whoever reported it as Goins misread the documentation.  This according to Joyce Joines Newman.  I have not researched it, nor seen the documentation – so this note is added for those who have also copied this information from the Gowen Manuscript).  

Thomas Goins born about 1760
Shadrach Goins born about 1765
Major Goins born about 1770  (This information was taken from the “Gowen Manuscript”.   It appears that this is likely a “Joines” family and whoever reported it as Goins misread the documentation.  This according to Joyce Joines Newman.  I have not researched it, nor seen the documentation – so this note is added for those who have also copied this information from the Gowen Manuscript).  

Children born to Ezekial Goins and Sarah Gunter Goins include:  (This information was taken from the “Gowen Manuscript”.   It appears that this is likely a “Joines” family and whoever reported it as Goins misread the documentation.  This according to Joyce Joines Newman.  I have not researched it, nor seen the documentation – so this note is added for those who have also copied this information from the Gowen Manuscript).  

Edmund Gunter [alias Joines] born about 1775

Thomas Goins, son of Ezekiel Goins and his first wife was born about 1760. He was killed about 1779 in South Carolina during the Revolutionary War, according to Joyce Joines Newman.  (This information was taken from the “Gowen Manuscript”.   It appears that this is likely a “Joines” family and whoever reported it as Goins misread the documentation.  This according to Joyce Joines Newman.  I have not researched it, nor seen the documentation – so this note is added for those who have also copied this information from the Gowen Manuscript).  

Edmund Gunter Joines, son of Sarah Gunter Goins, was born about 1775, probably in Rowan County. He lived in the southern part of Wilkes County near Moravian Falls, North Carolina and was the progenitor of the Joines family there, according to Joyce Joines Newman.  (This information was taken from the “Gowen Manuscript”.   It appears that this is likely a “Joines” family and whoever reported it as Goins misread the documentation.  This according to Joyce Joines Newman.  I have not researched it, nor seen the documentation – so this note is added for those who have also copied this information from the Gowen Manuscript).  

“Thomas Joins” was listed in the 1787 tax list of Wilkes County and was also enumerated in the 1790 census of Wilkes County. His family included “1 white male over 16, 1 white male under 16 and 7 white females.”
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A parallel account of the above family was written by Eldon Dean Joines who declares that the family surname was Joines. He wrote:

“Ezekiel Joines was born around the 1720’s, location unknown, and died between July-August 1803 in Wilkes County. His first wife has not been documented, but is regarded as Pruitt.  (This information was taken from the “Gowen Manuscript”.   It appears that this is likely a “Joines” family and whoever reported it as Goins misread the documentation.  This according to Joyce Joines Newman.  I have not researched it, nor seen the documentation – so this note is added for those who have also copied this information from the Gowen Manuscript).  

He was remarried to a widow, Sarah Gunter July 14, 1779 in Rowan County, North Carolina. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-6QY9-32D?i=1281&cc=1726957&cat=179352  (Note: This appears to be Ezekiel “Joines” rather than Goins – Even though he signed his name “Goins”, the research of “Joyce Joines Newman” appears to show this is actually Ezekiel “Joines” – see:   http://www.ibiblio.org/mtnivy/BAJ/will.htm).  She was born before 1755 and died after 1803 in Wilkes County.

Children born to Ezekiel Joines and Sarah Gunter Joines include:

1. Major JOINES, died in the Revolutionary War (based on family tradition)  (This information was taken from the “Gowen Manuscript”.   It appears that this is likely a “Joines” family and whoever reported it as Goins misread the documentation.  This according to Joyce Joines Newman.  I have not researched it, nor seen the documentation – so this note is added for those who have also copied this information from the Gowen Manuscript).  

2. Thomas JOINES, b. 1750-1760, probably in NC; d. Jan. 1834, Wilkes Co., NC; m. Mary
CAUDILL.

3. Piety JOINES, b. 1765-1775, probably in NC; d. 1830-1840, Wilkes Co., NC; m. James
PEARSON (PARSON), Feb. 1, 1792, Wilkes Co., NC.

4. Sarah JOINES, b. 1770’s-1780’s, m. unknown ROBERTS.

Ezekiel Joines arrived in Wilkes County, North Carolina, by 1787, when his name first appears on a tax list. It isn’t known where he was born. He may be the Ezekiel “Jones” on the Rowan County tax list of 1778, Capt. Lyon’s Dist. His son Thomas “Goins” was living on Big Elkin Creek in Wilkes Co. by Sept. 14, 1778 (See links at top of page – this appears to be a Thomas “Gains” – not sure I see a connection).  (Wilkes Co., NC, Land Entry Book, Entry No. 406.  (This information was taken from the “Gowen Manuscript”.   It appears that this is likely a “Joines” family and whoever reported it as Goins misread the documentation.  This according to Joyce Joines Newman.  I have not researched it, nor seen the documentation – so this note is added for those who have also copied this information from the Gowen Manuscript.  Thomas Goins is in Wilkes County, NC, but does not appear to be same family).  

Ezekiel seems to have married twice. His first wife apparently died 1779. Rowan County’s
records show that “Ezikil Goins” then married Sarah Gunter on July 14, 1779.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-6QY9-32D?i=1281&cc=1726957&cat=179352  (Note: This appears to be Ezekiel “Joines” rather than Goins – Even though he signed his name “Goins”, the research of “Joyce Joines Newman” appears to show this is actually Ezekiel “Joines” – see:   http://www.ibiblio.org/mtnivy/BAJ/will.htm).   Various
records including Ezekiel’s will mention “Edmund Joines alias Edmund Gunter,” who must have been Sarah’s son by a prior marriage.

1787 State Census, Wilkes Co., NC, Trible’s Dist: EZEKIEL JOINES  (This information was taken from the “Gowen Manuscript”.   It appears that this is likely a “Joines” family and whoever reported it as Goins misread the documentation.  This according to Joyce Joines Newman.  I have not researched it, nor seen the documentation – so this note is added for those who have also copied this information from the Gowen Manuscript).  

1789, EZEKIEL JOINES purchased 200 acres on Cub Creek in Wilkes County from
Charles Walker of Franklin County, Georgia. Ezekiel sold half of this parcel two years
later. Shortly before his death in 1803, he deeded the remaining 100 acres to “Edmund
Joines alias Edmund Gunter.” (Wilkes Co., NC – Deed Book C, p.519.)   https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE6857711

1790 Census, Wilkes Co., NC: EZEK. JONES

1791, EZEKIEL JOINES sold 100 acres to George Payne. The deed states that this was
part of a tract of land sold to Ezekiel Joines by Charles Walker.

1795, Wilkes Co., NC, Tax List: EZEKIEL GINES, 187 acres of land, 1 poll.
( Also listed: Thomas Joines, 100 acres, 1 poll.)  (This information was taken from the “Gowen Manuscript”.   It appears that this is likely a “Joines” family and whoever reported it as Goins misread the documentation.  This according to Joyce Joines Newman.  I have not researched it, nor seen the documentation – so this note is added for those who have also copied this information from the Gowen Manuscript).  

1797, Wilkes Co., NC, Tax List: EZEKIEL JOINES, 100 acres, 0 polls (i.e., exempt as over
age 70)
Also listed: Edmund Joines “alias Edmund Gunter” with 87 acres of land, 1 poll; Thomas
Joines, 100 acres, 1 poll.

1800, Wilkes Co., NC, Federal Census, p.48: EZEKIEL JOINES
1 w/m over 45
1 w/f 10-15
1 w/f 16-25
1 w/f over 45
no slaves

Ezekiel’s will was filed with the court of Wilkes County in August 1803. He left his entire estate to Sarah for her life or widowhood, and directed that upon her death or remarriage his property be divided equally between his children: “Edmund Joines alias Edmund Gunter,” Thomas Joines, “Sayer” [Sarah] Roberts, and Piety Parsons.

According to descendant Eldon Joines, Ezekiel is probably buried in a family cemetery in the forest near Wilkesboro, NC. His gravestone has not been found. However, there is a gravestone in this cemetery bearing the letters J.W.J. which may be Ezekiel’s grandson John Wesley Joines [c.1805-c.1880].
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Thomas Goins was a land owner in Wilkes County in 1778, according to “Land Entry Book, Wilkes County, North Carolina” by Mrs. W. O. Absher.  (These actually appear to say “Gains” – see links below).

On September 14, 1778 Thomas Goins (entry appears to say “Gains” – see link) in Entry No. 406 was referred to as “adjoining William Hill.”   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Q-WVHM?i=80&cat=300114   In Entry 494 Thomas Goins (entry appears to say “Gains” – see link) entered 100 acres on Big Elkin Creek November 5, 1778.    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898Q-WKSV?i=94&cat=300114     In Entry No. 497 Thomas Goins  (entry appears to say “Gains” – see link)  entered 100 acres “on a branch that runs into the East fork of Roaring River.”  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898Q-WKSV?i=94&cat=300114   Ap­parently he received this land from Joseph Vaughn November 10, 1778.  (not sure where this Joseph Vaughn info comes from).

In Entry No. 1219 Thomas Goins entered 50 acres of land ad­joining Randolph Holbrooks September 30, 1779. In Entry No. 1220 he entered 50 acres of land adjoining. In Entry No. 1221 he entered 100 acres of land adjoining John Burgey.  (1219, 1220, and 1221 all appear to say Thomas “Gains” – not Goins – see link:  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Q-WK93?i=214&cat=300114 ).

In Entry 1286 Thomas Goins was referred to as a neighbor in the entry of Thomas Payne, Jr. November 13, 1779. A similar entry was made in No. 1287.  (These entries both appear to be for Thomas “Gains” – see link:  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998Q-WK4S?i=227&cat=300114 ).

On February 5, 1780 Thomas Goins entered 50 acres “near Big Elkin Creek, adjoining his old entry” according to Entry 1595. Entry No. 1596, also dated February 5, 1780, was made by Thomas Goins for 100 acres of land adjoining.    (These entries both appear to be for Thomas “Gains” – see link:  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Q-WVTM?i=282&cat=300114 ).

Entry No. 1597, also dated February 5, 1780, was made by Thomas Goins on 100 acres of land on Big Elkin Creek. Ap­parently this property was transferred to Timothy Izell. Entry No. 1598, also dated February 5, 1780, was made by Thomas Goins for 50 acres on Big Elkin Creek, adjoining Thomas Payne, Jr.   (These entries both appear to be for Thomas “Gains” – see link: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98Q-WVTM?i=282&cat=300114 )

“Thomas Goin” was enumerated July 7, 1787 in the state census of Wilkes County. His household was recorded as:

“Goin, Thomas white male 21-60
white female
white female
white female
white female
white female”
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John Going was recorded June 10, 1787 as the head of a household in the state census of Wilkes County.

“Going, John white male 21-60
white female
white male 21-60
white female
white male 21-60
white female
white male 21-60
white female
white male 21-60”

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