The following are Goings who were listed as participating in the Revolutionary War, most as soldiers of some sort but some in support capacity:
Goings participating in the Revolution:
1) Allen Gowen in South Carolina ensign with Major John Buck Gowen in Col Roebuck’s Battalion. – TN, Marion Co – Stephen Thompson pension app under Capt John Gowen and Ensign Allin Gowen in SC
2) Amos Goyen – killed by the Torries in the field in South
3) Anderson Gaun in Western Battalion Va (copy difficult to read – may not be Gaun).
4) Benjamin Gowin in 4th 8th and 12th Regt Va 1778 and 1779
6) Charles Gowing resided in Henry Co, Va when enlisted Sept 1, 1779 under Capt Jonathan Hanby. 1781 in Western Battalion in Va under Capt Jonathan Hanby. Applied for pension in Gallatin Co, KY. https://www.fold3.com/image/1/21819928 (Pension app). https://www.fold3.com/image/14419230 (acting as wit for Charles Rose pension).
7) Daniel Goyen – served under Lt. John Hollis in the militia during 1782. A.A.3015; Q476. http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/ArchivesImages/S108092/S108092005800356000/images/S108092005800356000.pdf
8) Daniel Goins served in Va 5th Regiment, drew pension in Campbell Co, TN https://www.fold3.com/image/1/22778211 (pension). https://www.fold3.com/image/23663538?terms=Going (service rec), https://www.fold3.com/image/249486370?terms=Going (final payment voucher out of Knoxville, TN). https://www.fold3.com/image/9647051?terms=Going (roll)
9) David Going – enlisted in the 6th Regiment on 22 Oct 1776. N.A.853. then 1778 rollcall. SC. under Cols Sumter and Henderson. South Carolina. http://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/revolution_sc_sixth_regiment.html After serving in the 6th Regiment, David Gowen – served then in the militia under Col Roebuck before the fall of Charleston and was dead prior to Aug of 1786. A.A.3012B; A.A.3012A; X3520. http://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/patriot_militia_sc_roebucks_batallion.html , https://www.fold3.com/image/21641759?terms=Going (service rec), https://www.fold3.com/image/291771578?terms=Going (roll), http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/ArchivesImages/S108092/S108092005800306000/images/S108092005800306000.pdf
10) David Goins served in Va drew pension in Hamilton Co. TN. Same as: David Goens of Halifax Co, Va joined Va militia – under Capt Peter Rogers Company out of Halifax Co, Va. His brother Laban Goens witness for him in pension app. https://www.fold3.com/image/1/22046869 (Pension app), https://www.fold3.com/image/249486351?terms=Goen (final pay voucher).
11) David Going in 6th Regt in Va. 1777 to 1778 troops out of Lunenburg, Pittsylvania, Capt Fox, Col Simms, Col Gibson https://www.fold3.com/image/23001065?terms=Going (service rec). https://www.fold3.com/image/9563580 (roll), https://www.fold3.com/image/9565344?terms=Going (roll),
12) Drury Goin served 1781 and 1782 duty in SC under Col. Winn. A.A.2924; O98. In addition to serving under Col. Winn, Drury Goin supplied food supplies for the men and horses during the Revolution in 1780-1782. http://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/patriot_militia_sc_fairfield_regiment.html (Drury “Groins”-sic). http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/ArchivesImages/S108092/S108092005600381000/images/S108092005600381000.pdf
13) Drury Goings in Greensville Co, Va donated gun for use in Revolution.
14) Edward Gowen – served in the militia under Col Roebuck after the fall of Charleston. A.A.3012B; X3521. (South Carolina – in John Buck Gowen’s unit). http://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/patriot_militia_sc_roebucks_batallion.html , http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/ArchivesImages/S108092/S108092005800310000/images/S108092005800310000.pdf (Edward Gowen asked his indents to be delivered to Robert Elliott).
15) Edward Going from Granville, NC joined 5th Regt under Col Eaton. https://www.fold3.com/image/1/22780915 (pension). https://www.fold3.com/image/249489823?terms=Going (final payment voucher out of Fayetteville, NC).
16) Frederick Gowin – enlisted in the 2nd Regiment on 1 Aug 1779 under Capt Thos Moultrie. At some time he was a sergeant. Saffell, p. 292; N.A.246; N.A.853.
– Frederick Going on 2nd Regiment payroll with Rapes Going on as well in SC 1776.; Frederick Gowin in 1st Regiment in SC in 1779; Frederick Going m. Mary Burbridge , he was killed in the siege of Charleston. A.A.2923A. Wife, Mary, applied for benefits in Claremont County, SC in 1793 (Claremont later became Sumter County, SC). The documents below indicate Mary’s brother who signed on her behalf was Thomas Burbridge of St James, Goose Creek, Charleston, SC. Mary’s maiden name must be Burbridge. http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/ArchivesImages/S108092/S108092005600357000/images/S108092005600357000.pdf
17) Frederick Gowen pension app served Virginia troops was b. in Brunswick Co, turned into Greensville Co, Va – and served in Virginia under Capt James Robertson, Capt Cock, Capt Lawrence House, Maj William Boys, Col. Austin, Capt Turner Bynum, – old colored man abt 78 yrs old in 1838 pension app out of AL. Served in Va and in NC. https://www.fold3.com/image/22046846 (pension)
18) Gideon Goan served in the militia under Gen. Marion from Nov 1, 1781 to Jan 1, 1784. A.A.2914; Y1016. http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/ArchivesImages/S108092/S108092005600258000/images/S108092005600258000.pdf
19) Henry Goyen – served under Lt. John Hollis in the militia during 1782. A.A.3016; Q475. http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/ArchivesImages/S108092/S108092005800365000/images/S108092005800365000.pdf
20) Lt. Merry McGuire pension application with Isaac Goings and Rebecca Goins as witnesses for him in Union Dist, SC. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99WB-HZSY?i=98&owc=collection%2F2068326%2Fwaypoints&wc=M61K-XTL%3A355077901&cc=2068326 ; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89WB-HHPP?i=190&owc=collection%2F2068326%2Fwaypoints&wc=M61K-XTL%3A355077901&cc=2068326
21) Isham Gowen – served under Capt William Alexander, Col Wade Hampton, and Gen Sumter. A.A.3012C; M215. South Carolina.
Isom Goin – served in the light dragoons under Col Wade Hampton, A.A.2922A. South Carolina.
22) Jacob Gowen of Henry Co, Va joined Va entered militia in July 1780 under Capt Shelton and Lt Wells. Pension application was in Vermillion Co, Ill. https://www.fold3.com/image/1/21817322 (Pension app).
23) Jacob Goan in the 4th Regt of Foot in Va in 1777
24) Jacob Gowin in the 1st Regt in Va 1777
25) James Gowen – he was commissioned on Oct 28, 1775 as a third lieutenant in the Volunteer Company of Dragoons of Prince William’s Parish, (The Swift and Bold), under Capt Charles Browne. S.C.H.&G., III, 82. Pension app.
26) James Goyne – b. May 30, 1755. Mecklenburg Co, Va. While residing in Camden Dist., he was drafted during 1776 and served under Lt. Wm Daugherty, Capt. John Smith, and Col John Winn, of the militia. In late 1779 he volunteered to served under Capt John Nixon and marched into the Indian Country. Next he volunteered under Capt Charles ______. Lt. Col. Patrick McGriff, and Col Lacey and was in the battle at Biggin Church. In June 1782 he was drafted and served under Lt. Charles Pickett, and Maj Odear?. (Moved to Ga., and Miss). https://www.fold3.com/image/1/21832040 (pension app), https://www.fold3.com/image/250141415?terms=Goyne (final pay voucher).
27) James Gowen served in Tryon Co, NC
– TN, Warren Co – Thomas Brown pension app under James Gowen of Tryon Co, NC
28) James Gayn (or Goin) – SC
29) James Going in the 10th Regt Va 1777 to 1778 https://www.fold3.com/image/23159308 (service rec). https://www.fold3.com/image/286923647 (service rec). https://www.fold3.com/image/9096623?terms=Going (roll),
30) James Going under Capt Bynum in the 1st Regt of NC https://www.fold3.com/image/10202465?terms=Goin (roll), https://www.fold3.com/image/21066218 (service rec). https://www.fold3.com/image/10202465?terms=Going (roll)
31) John Goin enlisted in the 4th Regiment on 15 Sept 1777. Served as a Capt under Gen Pickens during 1781. 4th Artillery Regt South Carolina. (Barnet, Thomas, S12971); N.A.853.
http://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/revolution_sc_fourth_regiment.html , https://www.fold3.com/image/22782587 (service rec). https://www.fold3.com/image/291771544 (roll).
32) John Gowen – During 1779 built a stockade Fort at Jameison’s Station by order of Col William Wofford. Served as a Capt in the militia under Col Roebuck after the fall of Charleston. (McDowell, James Sr., R6695); (McElroy, James, S2786), A.A.3014; X760; X3522. John Buck Gowen – served as a major in the militia and pursued “Bloody Bill Bates”. Landrum p. 361.
– AL, Jefferson Co – John Brown pension app under John Gowen (or Goyne) in SC
– Ga – Jonas Dawson pension app under John Gowen in SC
– Ga – Robert Henderson pension app under John Gowen in SC
– KY, Allen Co – James McElroy pension app under John Gowen in SC
– NC, Burke Co – Samuel Turner pension app under John Gowen in SC
– NC, Lincoln Co – Samuel Caldwell pension app under John Gowen in SC
– SC, Spartanburg Co – Abraham Toney pension app under John Gowen in SC
– TN, Bedford Co – John Bearden pension app under John Gowen in SC
– AL, Perry Co – Thomas Barnet pension app under John Goin in SC
– Ark – William McKnight pension app under John Gowen in SC
– SC, Spartanburg – John Fowler pension app under John Gowen in SC
– TN, Marion Co – Stephen Thompson pension app under Capt John Gowen and Ensign Allin Gowen in SC
– SC, Spartanburg – Solomon Abbott pension app under John Gowen in SC
– TN, Anderson Co – Henry Adkins pension app under John Gowen in SC
– IN, Shelby Co – James Patterson pension app rescue of John Gowen from Bloody Bill Bates in SC
– IA – Jonathan Woody know John Gowen in SC
– NC, Rutherford Co – Alexander Copeland had John Goin his neighbor receive his indents
– SC, Anderson Dist – John Henderson pension app under John Gowen in SC
– SC, Spartanburg – James McDowell pension app under John Gowen in SC http://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/patriot_militia_sc_roebucks_batallion.html ; http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/ArchivesImages/S108092/S108092005800322000/images/S108092005800322000.pdf
33) John Goyen – served in the militia under Lt. James Pickett, Capt Lewis, and Gen. Henderson during 1783. A.A.3017; Q474. SC. William Gladden and William Goyen swore on his behalf for a black horse. http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/ArchivesImages/S108092/S108092005800372000/images/S108092005800372000.pdf
34) John Goen SC Sept 1777 disch Jan 2 1778. SC
35) John Goin in 3rd and 7th Regt in Va 1777 and 1778. https://www.fold3.com/image/22843802, https://www.fold3.com/image/22721765 , https://www.fold3.com/image/9970849?terms=Goin, https://www.fold3.com/image/9680952?terms=Goin , https://www.fold3.com/image/9970881?terms=Going (roll), https://www.fold3.com/image/9680940?terms=Going (roll)
37) Joseph Gowan 1778 in 14th Reg Va enlisted in Bedford Co, Va. Pension app in Madison Co, KY.
– TN, Rutherford Co – Benjamin Todd pension app with Joseph Gowen and Alfred Gowen as wits
– TN, Rutherford Co – Stephen Deboise pension app with Joseph Gowen as wit
– IN, Hendricks Co – Richard Barnes pension app wit for Joseph Gowen. https://www.fold3.com/image/21466337 (Pension app). https://www.fold3.com/image/23148969?terms=Going (service rec). https://www.fold3.com/image/286702973?terms=Going (certificate).
38) Landon S. Gowing applied for Revolution in Amherst Co, Va but was “too low” – in 1853 he was 87 yrs old and was witness for pension app for John Massey who did join Revolution out of Amherst Co, Va.
39) Levi Goines of Moore Co, NC pension app – volunteered in Fairfield Co, SC – pension app in Moore Co, NC in 1852, age abt 90 yrs. Under Capt. John Gray, and Col. John Winn, and Gen Richard Winn. Fairfield was the residence of his Captain. Removed from Fairfield Co, SC to Moore Co, NC shortly after close of Revolutionary War. After entering the service in 1780, he served under Capt John Gray, Col John Winn, and Gen Winn, and was at the Battle of Congaree Fort. R3865.
40) Nancy Gowen married to James Furnish in his pension app for Rev War
41) Rapes Going – enlisted in the 2nd Regiment on July 1, 1779 under Capt. Thos Hall. Saffell p. 292; N.A.853. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9WB-HCL6?i=75&owc=collection%2F2068326%2Fwaypoints&wc=M61K-XTL%3A355077901&cc=2068326 , https://www.fold3.com/image/23624544 (service rec),
42) Raverly Goin 6th Regiment in Virginia 1778 for 3 years and died in the Army
43) Samuel Going in 6th Regiment Va in 1776 and 1777
44) Sherard Going applied for pension in Albemarle Co Va, enlisted in 14th Reg Va. Capt Hawkins and Capt Overton Nov 1777 colored man. https://www.fold3.com/image/10102297?terms=Goin , https://www.fold3.com/image/10102385?terms=Going (roll)
45) Sheried Going – enlisted in the 5th Regiment SC on Aug 10, 1778. N.A.853.
http://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/revolution_sc_fifth_regiment.html, https://www.fold3.com/image/21959164?terms=Going (service record). https://www.fold3.com/image/291771566?terms=Going (roll).
46) Sheried Going in 5th Regt Virginia in 1782. https://www.fold3.com/image/249487849?terms=Going (Final pmt voucher out of Richmond Va). https://www.fold3.com/image/249487856?terms=Going (final payment voucher for widow Susannah Going out of Richmond Va). https://www.fold3.com/image/23301727 (service rec). https://www.fold3.com/image/9648368?terms=Going (roll), https://www.fold3.com/image/286702749?terms=Going (certificate).
47) Sherod Going in 2nd and 10th Regt Va in 1779 to 1780. https://www.fold3.com/image/22014271?terms=Goin, https://www.fold3.com/image/22950364 , https://www.fold3.com/image/1/22778277 , https://www.fold3.com/image/23346282 (service rec). https://www.fold3.com/image/22014278?terms=Going (service rec). https://www.fold3.com/image/22950374?terms=Going (service rec). https://www.fold3.com/image/22950414?terms=Gowan (service rec)
48) Thomas Gowin in 10th Regt Va in 1779
49a) Thomas Goin in 1st Regt US, under Lieut Darke. Entered June 9, 1791. Capt William McCormick’s Company – Southeast of the Ohio https://www.fold3.com/image/287083971 (service rec).
50) William Goins in 12th Regt Va in 1777 https://www.fold3.com/image/286702753?terms=Going (certificate)
51) William Goyen – served in the milita under Capt Charles Lewis during 1782. A.A.3018. SC http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/ArchivesImages/S108092/S108092005800375000/images/S108092005800375000.pdf
52) William Goyen – Enlisted in the 3rd Regiment under Capt Thompson on July 24, 1776. South Carolina. N.A.853. http://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/revolution_sc_third_regiment.html , https://www.fold3.com/image/21660760?terms=Goyen (service rec), https://www.fold3.com/image/291771527 (roll)
53) William Gowen – served as a Captain in the militia during 1782. (A.A.1076). Fairfield County Regiment, South Carolina: http://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/patriot_militia_sc_fairfield_regiment.html
54) William Gowan 1778 in 14th Reg Va
– TN, Bledsoe Co – Charles Thurman pension app served as substitute for William Gowen
– MO, Cooper Co – Achilles Eubank pension app served as substitute for William Gowen of Bedford Co, Va https://www.fold3.com/image/23149054?terms=Going (service record), https://www.fold3.com/image/10102873 (roll).
55) William Goings enlisted in Halifax Co, Va served in Va drew pension in Hawkins Co, TN in 1st Regiment light infantry under Capt Dixon
– witness for John Petty pension app in Hawkins Co, TN
– witness for John Leonard pension app in Hawkins Co , TN https://www.fold3.com/image/22778545 (pension info), https://www.fold3.com/image/249486380?terms=Going (final payment voucher in Knoxville, TN).
56) William Going in Surry Co, NC (from Henry Co and Patrick Co, Va) joined militia in 1781 under Capt Shaw and Gen Green. (Fold3 info (lots of info): https://www.fold3.com/image/22778389
– Va, Patrick Co – Joel Blancitt pension app with William Going of Surry Co, NC as wit https://www.fold3.com/image/249489828?terms=Going (final payment voucher in Fayetteville NC)
57) William Goin served as a sergeant in the light dragoons under Lt Col. Samuel Hammond. A.A.2923; M23. South Carolina (unk date)
58) William Gowing in Western Battalion Va in 1781
Allen Gowen served under John Buck Gowen in SC (96th): https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1750-allen-gowen-of-greenville-co-sc-son-of-joseph-gowen/
David Gowen died prior to 1786, in John Buck Gowen’s unit SC (96th): http://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/patriot_militia_sc_roebucks_batallion.html, https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1758-to-1763-david-gowen-of-fairfield-co-sc-and-tn/
Edward Gowen – in John Buck Gowen’s unit SC (96th): http://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/patriot_militia_sc_roebucks_batallion.html
John “Buck” Gowen was a Capt. in Col Benj Roebuck’s Spartan Regiment (96th). http://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/patriot_militia_sc_roebucks_batallion.html, http://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/patriot_militia_sc_upper_ninety_six_district_regiment.html, https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1736-john-buck-gowen-m-lettice-winn-bearden-in-1759-in-spartanburg-county-sc/
William Goin served under Lt Col Samuel Hammond in Hammond’s Regt of Light Dragoons (96th): http://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/patriot_militia_sc_hammonds_regiment.html, https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/3750-2/
William Goyen in the SC 3rd Regt Rangers under Col William Thomson (Merry McGuire in unit): http://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/revolution_sc_third_regiment.html
Amos Goyen: killed by Tories in field in SC (Camden). https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1744-amos-goyen/
Daniel Goyen: served under LT John Hollis in militia (Camden). https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/daniel-going-b-abt-1753-married-to-jean-going-in-fairfield-co-sc/
Drury Goyen (Groins) served under Col Winn (Camden)(Fairfield Regt): http://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/patriot_militia_sc_fairfield_regiment.html, https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1749-drury-going-goyen/
Henry Goyen served under Lt. John Hollis in militia in 1782. (Camden) https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1758-henry-going-m-jane-hall-in-fairfield-county-sc/
James Goyne resided in Camden Dist when drafted in 1776 and served under Wm Daugherty, Capt John Smith, and Col John Winn. 1779 under Capt John Nixon. 1782 under Lt Charles Picket. (Camden) https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1755-james-goyne/
Levi Goines volunteered in Fairfield Co, SC, under Capt John Grey, Col John Winn. (Camden) https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1762-levi-goines/
William Gowen was a Capt under Col Winn (Camden)(Fairfield Regt): http://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/patriot_militia_sc_fairfield_regiment.html
Gideon Goan served in militia under Gen Marion fr 1781 to 1784.
James Gowen was commissioned on Oct 28, 1775 as a 3d lieutenant in the Volunteer Company of Dragoons in Prince William’s Parish (The Swift and the Bold) under Capt Charles Browne.
John Goin served in 4th Regiment enlisted Sept 15, 1777 under Gen Pickens in 1781 (Prince William/Beaufort/George Town): http://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/revolution_sc_fourth_regiment.html
Isham Going/Gowen in SC 1st Regt.: http://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/revolution_sc_first_regiment_of_state_dragoons.html
Sheried Going enlisted in 5th Regt in SC on Aug 10, 1778: http://www.carolana.com/SC/Revolution/revolution_sc_fifth_regiment.html
Rapes Gowen enlisted in 2d Regt on July 1, 1779 under Capt Thos Hall:
Frederick Gowen enlisted in 2nd Regiment (also 1st Regt) – in 1779 under Capt Thos Moultrie and was killed in Charleston in 1780 – widow Mary Going applied for a pension. https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1750-to-1760-frederick-gowen-fought-and-died-in-revolutionary-war-in-south-carolina-1776-1780/
Revolutionary War info:
*Charles Going/ Gowens was taxable in Henry County from 1783 to 1790 [PPTL, 1782-1830, frames 302, 352], taxable in Patrick County from 1791 to 1795 [PPTL, 1791-1823, frames 151, 177, 207]. He was about seventy years old on 22 October 1833 when he applied for a Revolutionary War pension, stating that he was born in Henry County, lived there until 1797, then moved to Kentucky and moved to Gallatin in 1815 [NARA, S.31072, M805, Roll 368, frame 0144; https://www.fold3.com/image/21819909%5D.
David Going was a “Mulo” taxable in Halifax County, Virginia, from 1792 to 1806 and a planter in the list of “free Negroes & Mulattoes” in 1801 [PPTL, 1782-1799, frames 7, 71, 302, 417, 442, 732, 819; 1800-12, frames 59, 187, 517, 676]. He registered in Halifax County on 11 October 1802: aged about forty eight years, six feet and a half inch high, light yellow Colour, inclining to white, straight hair…born free [Register of Free Negroes, no.20]. He was head of a Wythe County household of 8 “other free” in 1810. He appeared in Hamilton County, Tennessee court and testified that he entered the service in the militia under Captain Prigmore in Halifax County, Virginia, moved to Grayson County, Virginia, for three years, then to Wythe County for ten years, then to Grainger County, Tennessee [NARA, S.3406, M805, Roll 362, frames 27-30; https://www.fold3.com/image/22046872%5D.
Frederick Goen was head of a Sumner County, Tennessee household of 10 “free colored” in 1820 and a “free man of Color” who appeared in Lawrence County, Alabama court to apply for a pension for services in the militia during the Revolution. He stated that he was born on the Meherrin River in the part of Brunswick County, Virginia, from which Greensville was formed after the war, and he was about sixteen years old when drafted [NARA, R.4167, M805, Roll 362, frames 14-24; https://www.fold3.com/image/22046834%5D.
Jacob Gowen, brother of Charles and William Going of Henry County, was taxable in Henry County from 1784 to 1787 [PPTL, 1782-1830, frames 88, 253], taxable in Patrick County in 1791, 1792, 1798 and 1800 [PPTL, 1791-1823, frames 151, 251, 288], and head of a Stokes County household of 6 “other free” in 1800 [NC:495]. He was about seventy years of age and living in Vermillion County, Illinois, on 7 June 1832 when applied for a Revolutionary War pension, stating that he was born in Henry County, Virginia, that he lived in Kentucky for about thirty years, then lived for seven years in Vincennes, Indiana [NARA, S.32273, M805, Roll l 368, frame 0115; https://www.fold3.com/image/21817288%5D. He was counted as white in the 1830 census for Vermilion, Illinois, a male between 70 and 80 years of age.
*James Gowing was in Captain James Franklin’s Company of the 10th Virginia Regiment on 31 May 1777, in the same list as Shadrack Battles, listed as deceased on 1 January 1778 [NARA, M246, Roll 108, frames 308, 332 of 1044; https://www.fold3.com/image/9096387%5D.
*John Goin enlisted in the Revolution on 14 February 1778 for one year and was listed in the May 1778 Pay Roll of Captain Mosely’s Company of the 7th Virginia Regiment at Valley Forge and the December 1778 Pay Roll of the 5th Regiment mustered on 13 January 1779 at Middlebrook, New Jersey. He was discharged in February 1779 [NARA, M246, Roll 105, frame 74 of 806; Roll 102, frames 38, 44 of 774; https://www.fold3.com/image/9680943%5D. He may have been the John Going who was taxable in Henry County from 1782 to 1790: taxable on a horse and 3 cattle in 1782, taxable on Ward Barrett’s tithe in 1786, living on the Dan River from 1787 to 1790 [PPTL, 1782-1830, frames 8, 88, 158, 218, 253], and taxable on the Dan River in Patrick County from 1791 to 1805: taxable on 2 tithes in 1802, 1804, 1805 [PPTL, 1791-1823, frames 150, 343, 396]. He was called John Going, Sr., “Molatto,” in Patrick County in 1812, in a list of “free Negroes & Mulattoes” in 1813 and 1814 [PPTL, 1791-1823, frames 537, 598, 614]. Another John Goan was head of a Grainger County household of 9 “other free” in 1810 and a third John Going was head of a Smithland, Livingston County, Kentucky household of 7 “other free” and a slave in 1810.
Joshua Going was drafted into the Revolution from Louisa County for 18 months on 17 April 1781 and was sized on 14 May: age 28, 5’7-1/4″ high, yellow complexion, born in Louisa County [The Chesterfield Supplement or Size Roll of Troops at Chesterfield Court House, LVA accession no. 23816, by http://revwarapps.org/b81.pdf (p.55)]. He was a “Mula” taxable in Albemarle County in 1813 [PPTL, 1800-1813, frames 29, 117, 208, 297, 435, 522, 567].
Philip Going was taxable in Goochland County in 1767 and 1769 [List of Tithables 1767-1780, frames 18, 52, 109], married Judith Potter and had a daughter named Molly who was born 4 March 1770, baptized 27 May [Jones, The Douglas Register, 87]. He was in the list of men ordered into service in the Amherst County Militia in 1781 [William & Mary Digital Archives, Swem Library’s Special Collections, Cabell Papers Box 2, Folder11.pdf]. He was head of an Amherst County household of 13 persons in 1783 [VA:48] and 12 in 1785 [VA:83]. He and his descendants were counted as white in the 1810 Virginia census.
Raverly Going enlisted in the 6th Virginia Regiment and died in the army according to an affidavit by Lieutenant Bell of the regiment who was living in Charles City County on 21 March 1818. Freeman and James Brown of Charles City County (heads of “other free” Charles City County households in 1810) deposed that Nancy Smith, wife of Michael Smith was the only heir of Raverly Going, deceased. She received land warrant no. 5484 for 100 acres and was living in Charles City County in 1808 [Revolutionary War Bounty Warrants, Going, Raverly, Digital Collections, LVA]. Raverly was apparently identical to David Going who was listed as deceased on 11 May 1778 in the 6th Virginia Regiment commanded by Colonel John Gibson 1778. John Bell was one of the lieutenants in that muster [M246, Roll 103, frame 485 of 756; https://www.fold3.com/image/9565261%5D.
Sherrod Going enlisted in the Revolution for three years in the 14th Virginia Regiment and enlisted again for 18 months in Albemarle County on 20 March 1781. He was sized on 19 April 1781: age 21, 5’8-1/2″, yellow complexion, born in Louisa County, former service: 14th Va. Regt, 3 yrs [The Chesterfield Supplement or Size Roll of Troops at Chesterfield Court House, LVA accession no. 23816, by http://revwarapps.org/b81.pdf (p.11)]. He was head of an Albemarle County household of 12 “other free” in 1810 [VA:196] and 9 “free colored” in 1820. He was a “man of colour” who appeared in Albemarle County court to apply for a pension for 3 years service in the 14th Regiment and another service of 18 months [NARA, W.7545, M804, roll 1087, frame 234; https://www.fold3.com/image/22778244%5D.
William Going was in a list of “free Negroes & Mulattoes” in Henry County in 1813 and 1814 [PPTL, 1782-1830, frames 150, 177, 207, 234, 288, 343, 369, 396, 455, 515, 553, 598, 616]. He appeared in Hawkins County, Tennessee court on 20 May 1819 and applied for a pension for his service in the Revolution. He stated that he enlisted in the Spring of 1780 at Halifax County, Virginia courthouse under Captain Tilman Dixon in the 18th Regiment commanded by Henry Dixon [NARA, W.7546, M804, Roll 1087, frame 280 of 1089; https://www.fold3.com/image/22778397, accessed 10 October 2015].
Zephaniah Going was head of a Roane County, Tennessee household of 6 “free colored” in 1830. He was about seventy-six years old and living in Hawkins County, Tennessee on 18 December 1834 when he applied for a Revolutionary War pension, stating that he had entered the service in Henry County [NARA, R.4165, M805, Roll 368, frame 0134; https://www.fold3.com/image/21817728%5D.
John Goin received a warrant for 80 pounds in lieu of clothing on 14 December 1779 for his service in the Revolution [Creel, Selected Virginia Revolutionary War Records, III:223, citing Auditors’ Accounts III:220, LVA].
Levy Goins was head of a Moore County household of 5 “other free” in 1800 [NC:62] and 8 in 1810 [NC:615], and 10 “free colored” in 1820 [NC:307]. He appeared in Moore County, North Carolina court to apply for a pension for his service in the Revolution, stating that he volunteered in Fairfield County, South Carolina, in Captain John Gray’s Company, commanded by Colonel John Winn. He moved to Moore County soon after the war [NARA, R.3865, M804, Roll 1041, frame 330 of 881, https://www.fold3.com/image/22042789%5D. He was a 87-year-old “Mulatto” farmer counted in 1850 census for Moore County.
Edward Going enlisted from Bute County in the North Carolina Continental Line for 9 months in September 1778: Edward Going private, place of abode: Bute, born Virga, 5’7″, 35 years of age, Black Hair; black eyes [N.C. Archives, digital collection, Troop Returns, B4F35, https://digital.ncdcr.gov/digital/collection/p16062coll26/id/647%5D. In May 1792 he received voucher no. 300 for six pounds, 12 shillings specie, being one fourth of his pay and interest to August 1783 for military service [North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers, 1779-1782, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2WT-GZKT%5D. He and Jenkins Goins sold their claims for Revolutionary War pay to John Hall of Hyco, Caswell County, on 27 April 1791 [NCGSJ IX:224]. He was head of a Person County household of 6 “other free” in 1800 [NC:599]. He gave his age as 90-100 years in August 1832 and on 30 January 1833 when he appeared in Granville County court and applied for a pension for his service in the Revolution [NARA, S.6899, M804, Roll 1087, frame 192 of 1089; https://www.fold3.com/image/22780909%5D.
Jacob Going was head of a Stokes County household of 6 “other free” in 1800 [NC:495]. He was about seventy years of age and living in Vermillion County, Illinois, on 7 June 1832 when applied for a Revolutionary War pension, stating that he was born in Henry County, Virginia, that he lived in Kentucky for about thirty years, then lived for seven years in Vincennes, Indiana [NARA, S.32273, M805, reel 368, frame 0115; https://www.fold3.com/image/21817288%5D.
1778 – Jenkins Gowen was a seventeen-year-old “mullato” in 1778 when he enlisted in Captain John Rust’s Company of Granville County militia [The North Carolinian VI:726 (Mil. TR 4-40)]. C. Dixon received his final pay of 41 pounds for service in the North Carolina Line [Clark, The State Records of North Carolina, XVII:214]. Jenkins Gowen received a paystub for 31 pounds 6 shillings in 1784 for service in 1779: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99W8-NQ6J?i=432&cc=1498361
Reeps Gowen was taxable in his father Edward Gowen’s Granville County household in the 1761 list of Robert Harris. He was called Rapes Gowing when he was listed as a private in the Pay Roll of the 2nd South Carolina Regiment on 1 November 1779 [NARA, M246, Roll 89, frame 107 of 389; https://www.fold3.com/image/9679368%5D.
William Goin received 5 pounds specie for military service on 1 November 178_ [North Carolina Revolutionary Pay Vouchers, 1779-1782, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2WT-GDHN%5D. He was head of a Moore County household of 10 “other free” in 1790 [NC:43], 9 in 1800 [NC:60], and 6 in 1810 [NC:615].
Daniel Gowen from Stafford County was listed in the 13 July 1756 size roll of Captain Thomas Cocke’s Company of the Virginia Militia. He was called a hatter in the July 1757 size roll of Captain Joshua Lewis’ Seventh Company of the Virginia Regiment [Clark, Colonial Soldiers of the South, 385, 449].
Edward, Michael and Thomas Gowen were all listed as “Mulatto” in the 8 October 1754 muster roll of Captain Osborne Jeffreys’ Granville County Company [Clark, Colonial Soldiers of the South, 718].
Moses Going testified in Henry County court on 27 April 1780 that he had served as a soldier in Captain James Gunn’s Company in Colonel Byrd’s Regiment in 1760 (in the French and Indian War) but had not received bounty land [Orders 1778-82, 86; 1782-5, 75].
William Gowen was in the 8 October 1754 muster of Captain John Sallis’ Company in the Granville County Regiment of Colonel William Eaton [Clark, Colonial Soldiers of the South, 722].
George Kersey was head of a Robeson County household of 5 “free colored” in 1820 [NC:310]. He was born in Bladen County where he enlisted under Captain Baker and Colonel Culp for 11 months in August 1777. His colonel was killed by the Tories commanded by Mike Gowen and Thomas Gibson. They found Mike Gowen in Robeson County. George lived for about five years in Marion District, South Carolina, the balance in Robeson County and Cumberland County where he then lived. James Kersey testified in Robeson County court on 24 November 1834 that both he and George served under General Francis Marion. James Hunt testified in Cumberland County court on 13 March 1834 that George served under General Marion [NARA, R.5801, M804, Roll, frame 1457, 437 of 1135; https://www.fold3.com/image/24631742%5D.