South Carolina – Georgetown County / District

FamilySearch.org info on Georgetown County, South Carolina: 

https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Georgetown_County_South_Carolina_genealogy

Counties surrounding Georgetown Co, SC

States and Counties nearby to search with Going/Gowen populations:

People related to Georgetown Co, SC: 

  • Thomas Gowing in inventory 1769
  • John Going Jr on 1782 tax list and 1784 plat
  • Lucy Gowin in 1789 plat and 1790 Census
  • Bethiah Going in 1790 Census
  • John Goinge in 1790 Census
  • James Gawin in 1790 Census

MAPS of MARION COUNTY & MARLBORO COUNTY, SC (Part of Georgetown Dist, SC before Marion & Marlboro Counties were created).

1) John Gowan of the Drowning Creek area of Marion County, SC lived along Drowning Creek shown on the far northeastern part of the 1820 map of Marion County, SC.

2) John Gowing, Michael Gowin, and Thomas Gowen all lived adjacent to Hayes Swamp shown in the northwestern part of Marion County, SC.

3) Moses Bass lived on Gum Swamp which was just west of Marion County in Marlboro County, SC in the far NE part of Marlboro County – not far from Hayes Swamp.

Marion Co NC map of NW part showing Drowning Creek and Hayes Swamp

Marion Co NC map of NW part showing Drowning Creek and Hayes Swamp

Marlboro Co SC map showing Gum Swamp where Moses Bass lived

Marlboro Co SC map showing Gum Swamp where Moses Bass lived

FACTS and NOTES:

1769 July 4 – 1769 July 4 Inventory and appraisement of chattles of Joseph Wood late of St Davids Parish . . . Thos Gowing balance of act dated July 4, 1769 4.4. . . . Isaac Lockhart act dated Nov 1 1769. Inventory and appraisal of Joseph Wood decd’s estate signed June 16, John Newham, Jolley Webby, John Jameson. St Davids Parish, South Carolina.  https://www.fold3.com/image/305705251
(Click each image to enlarge) St Davids Parish, South Carolina:

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1770 Apr 11 – Moses Bass living adj to Pee Dee Riv in plat for William Green, Plat For 194.5 Acres In Craven County. People in this record: Moses Bass; John Bremar; Joseph Gourly; William Green; Peter Keighley; Le Rush; John Walker. Places in this record: Craven County; Pee Dee River
Series: Colonial Plat Books (Copy Series) (S213184). Archives ID: Series: S213184 Volume: 0016 Page: 00211 Item: 02

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1770 May 1 – John Gowing’s petition for 200 acres was presented in South Carolina. 1770 May 1 – Land Plat survey done for John Gowings in Craven County, 200 acres on Little Peedee and Drowning Creek on Ash Pole Swamp, bounded Northwesterly by Mr Shackelford, and bounded Northeastwardly by Thomas Finkley. Looking at map – this would be in modern Dillon County, SC. Craven Co, SC.
South Carolina Petitions for Warrants of Survey. pgs 71-78.
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

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1770 May 16 a survey for John Gowing is done for 200 acres on the fork of the Little Pee Dee and Drownding Creek on Ash Pole Swamp, bounded by Mr. Shackleford and Thomas Finkley, Craven County, South Carolina. 1770 May 16 a survey for John Gowings is done for 200 acres on the fork of the Little Pee Dee and Drownding Creek on Ash Pole Swamp, bounded by Mr. Shackleford and Thomas Finkley. Names indexed: JOHN BREMAR; THOMAS FINKLEY; HUGH GILES; JOHN GOWINGS; SHACKELFORD Document type: PLAT Locations: ASHEPOLE SWAMP; CRAVEN COUNTY; DROWNING CREEK; PEE DEE RIVER, South Carolina.
Series: S213184 Volume: 0011 Page: 00452 Item: 01.
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

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1770 Nov 3 – John Gowings, Land Grant For 200 Acres In Craven County.
Series: Colonial Land Grants (Copy Series) (S213019)
Document Type: Land Grant
Archives ID: Series: S213019 Volume: 0021 Page: 00267 Item: 000
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

See: 1770 Dec 10 –Moses Bass living adj to Gum Swamp, Pee Dee River in plat for Peter Keighly, Plat For 300 Acres In Craven County. People in this record: Moses Bass; John Bremar; Joseph Gourly; Peter Keighly; Edward Owens. Places in this record: Craven County; Gun Swamp; Pee Dee River
Series: Colonial Plat Books (Copy Series) (S213184). Archives ID: Series: S213184 Volume: 0017 Page: 00393 Item: 01

(Plat #) 213184001700393
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1771 Jan 4 – John Gowing, Memorial For 200 Acres On Little Pee Dee River, Craven County.
People in this record: Thomas Finkley; John Gowing; Shackleford
Places in this record: Ashepole Swamp; Craven County; Drowning Creek; Little Pee Dee River
Archives ID: Series: S111001 Volume: 0010 Page: 00299 Item: 002
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1778 “John Gowen” was shown as a member of St. David’s Society, a group organized to sponsor an academy on the upper Pee Dee River in Cheraws District [presently Marlboro County, SC].  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms007.htm

1778 Jun 3 – Granville Co Will Bk 1, p 193. Deed of Gift-MICHAEL GOWIN of Prince George Parish, Craven Co, SC, planter, for love & good will, to JENKINS GOWIN of Granville Co, NC, 80 acres being part of 600 ac lying and being in Bute Co, NC & part in Granville Co, NC at William McBees line on south side of Taylor’s Creek, EDWIN GOWIN & his wife to live on sd land until their dec’d, then to sd JENKINS GOWIN. Wits: John McKipock (John McKissick), William McBee. (Johnson, NC Genealogy, Spring-Summer 1970, p 2503. Also, Gwynn, Abstracts of the Wills and Estate Records of Granville Co, NC, 1746-1808, 1973, p 60. Bk 1, p 193-4). Granville Co, NC
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/granville-county-nc-early-records.html

1778-1779 – Michael Going was named as a petit juror in Prince George Parish, Georgetown District in the 1778-79 jury list, according to “Jury List of South Carolina, 1778-1779” by GeLee Corley Hendrix and Morn McKay Lindsey.

1780 – Name: Michael Going
Gender: M (Male)
State: South Carolina
County: George Town District
Town: Parish of Prince George
Residence Year: 1780
Household Remarks:He is on the Petit Jury List for the “District of George Town” [name found on the reverse side of page 6].
Document: Jury Lists, 1778, Acts #1078 [at SC Archives]; Page Number: 6; Family Number: 412

1784 Sept 14 – Stephen Gibson, Plat For 200 Acres On Hazes Swamp, Surveyed By John Henderson.
– Michael Gowin living adjacent to Stephen Gibson on Hayes Swamp in South Carolina.
Series: State Plat Books (Charleston Series) (S213190)
Document Type: Plat
Archives ID: Series: S213190 Volume: 0010 Page: 00434 Item: 000 http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1784 Oct 17 – John Gowing receives a PLAT FOR 200 ACRES ON DROWNING CREEK, GEORGE TOWN DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY JOHN HENDERSON. Series: S213190 Volume: 0006 Page: 00046 Item: 000 Names indexed: GOWING, JOHN; HENDERSON, JOHN Document type: PLAT Locations: DROWNING CREEK; GEORGETOWN DISTRICT, South Carolina
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=179889  John Going Jr appears on the 1782 tax list with two members in the family and reappeared in the 1785 tax list with four in the family, probably two children born be­tween 1782 and 1785.  “John Gowing” was a purchaser at the estate sale of Thomas Bradford, deceased in August 1786, ac­cording to Granville County Will Book I, page 515.

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1785 Nov 9 affid of death by Wright Bass, 1777 Feb 28 when will was written – Will of Moses Bass of Prince Georges Parish, George Town Dist, Province of South Carolina, being indisposed in Body…. to MOURNING GOING, dau of JACOB GOING, one cow marked with a cross & over bit & undr bit in one ear and cross & whole under nick in the other ear; to SARAH GOING, dau of JACOB GOING, one cow marked in the above mentioned mark; to ELIZABETH GOING, dau of JACOB GOING, one cow marked with a cross & undr bit & over bit in each ear and branded ME; to ANNE GOING, dau of JACOB GOING, one heifer marked with a cross and under bit & over bit in each ear branded ME; to CYNTHA GOING, dau of JACOB GOING, one heifer yearling marked with a cross & over bit & under bit in each ear & branded ME; to my beloved cousin Jeremiah Bass, tract of 100 ac granted to John Smith, and one negro named Peter, one negro woman named Fann, one negro boy named Jack with their increase; my wife Elizabeth Bass to have the use of said plantation & tract of land granted to John Smith her lifetime and the use of negroes Peter, Fann & Jack & their increase her life time; to my beloved cousin Wright Bass, the plantation, mill, & tract of land containing 444 ac that I now live on, one negro woman Jane, my wife Elizabeth Bass to have the use of the plantation, mill & tract of land and negro woman her lifetime; to Henry Harison, son of James Harison, one negro woman Cate & increase, my wife to have the use of the negro woman her lifetime; to JOSEPH GOING, JUNR, one negro girl named Judah & increase, my wife to have the use her life time; to my beloved wife Elizabeth Bass, one negro man named Jack, one woman named Florah, one woman named Nan, one boy named Isum, one boy named Roger, and my cattle, about 110 head, branded ME, all my stock of horses & mares, all my household furniture & plantation tools, 26 head of sheep, and my hogs, also negro girl Violet; to JACOB GOING, a plantation of 50 ac granted to John Crawford; I appoint my wife Elizabeth Bass and my friend Luke Whitefield and James Harison, executors, dated 28 Feb 1777. Moses Bass (M) (LS), Wit: Malachi Murfee, Jeremiah Bass (x), Right Bass.
A true copy taken from the original and examined by Hugh Horry, Ordinary G Town Dist.
Whereas I, the within named Right Bass, am the eldest son of Edward Bass deceased, who was eldest brother of the within named Testator Moses Bass, which said Moses Bass departed this life without issue, whereby I, said Right Bass became his heir at law, and I am willing that all the several devises & bequests in the said will should have full effect, for the memory of my deceased uncle Moses Bass and for the several devisees in the within will, and five shillings, I confirm all the devises, legacies and bequests, 9 Nov 1785. Right Bass (LS), Wit: Chas Cotesworth Pinckney, Wm Smith. Proved in Charleston Dist by the oath of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney 28 Jun 1786 before Dl. Mazyck, JP. Rec 28 Jun 1786. S-5, 283-284. (Holcomb, SC Deed Abstracts, 1783-1788, Bks I-5 thru Z-5, 1996. SML 975.7 Hol) https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSK3-J4SJ?i=655&cat=361547

1807 Right Bass and Nancy Bass to Levi Gibson, bk C, p 355
… 140 acres part of … (chain of title) … from Daniel Leroach Esq to James Owen, fr James Owens to Moses Bass then bequeathed by will to Wright Bass Sr, then from him bequeathed by will to son Right Bass 500 acres … on Gum Swamp … bounded by … Samuel Wilkerson … Robert Bass … John Bass … Levi Gibson … John Gibson …
Signed: Right Bass, Nancy Bass
Wit: John Mace, Stephen Gibson
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C331-1752-T?i=536&cat=472601

1785 Dec 22 – 250 acre survey for William Blue. Land adj to Thomas Goins & Jos. McKay.
So. Carolina. I do hereby certify for William Blue a tract of 250 acres. Surveyed 22 Dec 1785. Situate in the Dist of Georgetown on NE side of Little Pee Dee on Jumping Gully & hath such form & marks as the above plat shows. Given under my hand 30 Dec 1791.
Bounded by Thomas Goins land, Jos. McKay’s land.
John Henderson, DS. Brunan, SG.
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1785 Dec 22 - 250 acre survey for William Blue. Land adj to Thomas Goins and Jos. McKay

1785 Dec 22 – 250 acre survey for William Blue. Land adj to Thomas Goins and Jos. McKay

1786 Feb 15: JOHN GOWIN, PLAT FOR 100 ACRES ON DROWNING CREEK, GEORGE TOWN DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY JOHN HENDERSON.  Series: S213190 Volume: 0003 Page: 00356 Item: 001 Names indexed: GOWIN, JOHN; HENDERSON, JOHN Document type: PLAT Locations: DROWNING CREEK; GEORGETOWN DISTRICT, South Carolina
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=178931

1786 March 2: JOB ROTHMAHLER, PLAT FOR 1,200 ACRES ON DROWNING CREEK, GEORGE TOWN DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY JOHN HENDERSON. Series: S213190 Volume: 0014 Page: 00143 Item: 000 Names indexed: JOHN GOWING; JOHN HENDERSON; JOB ROTHMAHLER Document type: PLAT Locations: DROWNING CREEK; GEORGETOWN DISTRICT; NORTH CAROLINA. South Carolina
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=185610

1786 July 15 – John Gowen receives a PLAT FOR 100 ACRES ON DROWNING CREEK, GEORGE TOWN DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY JOHN HENDERSON. Georgetown Dist, SC.   http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=178931

1788 August, “Thomas Goin” applied to the County Court of Greene County, Tennessee for the administration of the estate of Elizabeth Bass, according to “Bulletin of the Watauga Association,” Volume 10: “August 1788. On motion of W. Avery, Esqr. atto. for Thomas Going for obtaining letter of administration on the Estate of Elizabeth Bass, decd. ordered that the same be laid over until next term, for proof of sanguinity [kinship, blood relationship] & that a dedimus potestatem [acommission to take testimony] issue in favour of said Thomas Going to Anson & Richmond Counties & to the State of South Carolina by giving fifteen days notice to Jeremiah Bass of the time & place where such testimony will be taken, ditto for Levi Bass to South Carolina giving Thos. Going fifteen days notice at least.” Green County, Tennessee. Greene County Tennessee Court minutes 1783-1796. p. 94.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS3W-2K31?i=52&cat=301915

1788 October 14 – Know all men by these presents that I Edward Gowen of the County of Granville for divers good causes and considerations thereunto [me] moving more especially for the sum of £25 to me in hand paid, the receipt of which I do hereby acknowledge, hath bargained, sold & made over, and by these presents, do bargain, sell and make over to my nephew, Thomas Gowen all the estate, right and interest I have or hereafter may have to the estate of Elizabeth Bass, deceased, or any part thereof, and do hereby make over the same to the said Thomas Gowin, his heirs and assigns from the claim of me, the said Edward Gowen or any other person whatever claiming under me. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the 15th day of October, 1786. Edward Going .  Witnesses:
Henry Meghe
Allin Hudson
Jhn. [X] Simmons”
John Simmons later appeared in Granville County Court to prove the deed of “Edward Gowing” to “Thomas Gowing,” according to “Court Minutes of Granville County, North Carolina, 1746-1820,” page 28 by Zoe Hargett Gwynn.  Edward Gowen of Granville County, North Carolina, regarded as a kinsman of Thomas Goin, was also named an heir of Elizabeth Bass. On October 14, 1788 he conveyed his interest in her estate to “his nephew, Thomas Gowen,”according to Granville County Will Book 2, page 79. Granville Co, NC.

1788 Oct 14 Edward Gowen to nephew Thomas Gowen in Granville Co NC

1789 February 2 – Jeremiah Bass & Thomas Going [Greene Co., Tenn] hath leave to administer on the estate of Elizabeth Bass dec’d and enter into bond with John Stone & John Gibson his security in the sum of two thousand pounds for their due administration according to law.
Minutes 1783-1799 p. 107 – County Court minutes (Greene County, Tennessee).
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS3W-2K3L?i=58&cat=301915

1789 Feb 2 – The Court after Jeremiah Bass & Thomas Going gave bond & Security for the administration of the Estate of Elizabeth Bass deceased & the Bill in Equity being filed and drawn by Thomas Going the Court gave judgment that neither should have the administration before Nancy Finney signified her assent in writing from which Jeremiah Bass by his attorney Alex McGinty his attorney appeals.
Minutes 1783-1799 p. 108 – County Court minutes (Greene County, Tennessee).
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS3W-2K92?i=59&cat=301915

1789 May 5 Tuesday – Thomas Going and Jeremiah Bass hath leave to administer on the Estate of Eliz Bass decd took the oath of Administration and enters into bond themselves with John Stone & John Gibson their securities in the sum of two thousand pounds for their due administration according to law.
Jno McNabb to pay 20 more
Ord that letters etc Issue – 2 letters issd.
20 S pd. Clk.
Minutes 1783-1799 p. 114 – County Court minutes (Greene County, Tennessee).
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS3W-2K7V?i=62&cat=301915

1789 Aug Court – An Inventory of the Estate of Eliz Bass decd was returned by Thomas Going & Jeremiah Bass and recd by the Court.
Minutes 1783-1799 p. 123 – County Court minutes (Greene County, Tennessee).
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS3W-2KQB?i=66&cat=301915

1789 Nov 12: STEPHEN GIBSON, PLAT FOR 1,700 ACRES ON LITTLE PEE DEE RIVER, GEORGETOWN DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY WILLIAM STEWART.  Series: S213190 Volume: 0026 Page: 00032 Item: 000 Names indexed: WILLIAM BLUE; STEPHEN GIBSON; LUCY GOWIN; WILLIAM STEWART. Document type: PLAT Locations: GEORGETOWN DISTRICT; LITTLE PEE DEE RIVER, South Carolina https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C956-FS9V-Z?i=214&cat=358185
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=192523

1790 US Census: Name: John Gowen
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Prince Georges, Georgetown, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 16: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 16 and over: 2
Free White Persons – Females: 2
Number of Household Members: 5
Year: 1790; Census Place: Prince Georges, Georgetown, South Carolina; Series: M637; Roll: 11; Page: 507; Image: 313; Family History Library Film: 0568151
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29634232?h=39d1dd

1790 US Census: Name: Lucey Gowen
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Prince Georges, Georgetown, South Carolina
Year: 1790; Census Place: Prince Georges, Georgetown, South Carolina; Series: M637; Roll: 11; Page: 507; Image: 313; Family History Library Film: 0568151
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29634528?h=810413

1790 US Census: Name: Bathiah Going
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Prince Fredericks, Georgetown, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Females: 2
Number of Household Members: 2
Year: 1790; Census Place: Prince Fredericks, Georgetown, South Carolina; Series: M637; Roll: 11; Page: 500; Image: 303; Family History Library Film: 0568151
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29634626?h=434197

1792 July 26 – Daniel Campbell, Plat For 100 Acres adj Thomas Gowen and John McDonald. On Hayes Swamp, George Town District, Surveyed By William Stewart For John Mcdonald.
South Carolina. I do hereby certify for Daniel Campbell a tract of land containing 100 acres surveyed for John McDonald the 30th Sept 1791 situate in the District of George Town on the NE side of Little Pee Dee and hath such form marks buttings and boundrys as the above lat represents.
Bounded by Hayes Swamp, John McDonald’s land and Thomas Gowen’s land
Given under my hand this 26th July 1792. William Stewart, Dep Surv. Bremar, Sur Gen.
People in this record: Daniel Campbell; Thomas Gowen; John Mcdonald; William Stewart
Places in this record: Georgetown District; Hayes Swamp; Little Pee Dee River
Archives ID: Series: S213190 Volume: 0026 Page: 00349 Item: 002
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1792 July 26 - Daniel Campbell, Plat For 100 Acres adj Thomas Gowen and John McDonald

1792 July 26 – Daniel Campbell, Plat For 100 Acres adj Thomas Gowen and John McDonald

1792 July 26 – Daniel Campbell Plat For 500 Acres adj Thomas Gowen and John McDonald lands. On North East Side Of Little Pee Dee River, George Town District, Surveyed By William Stewart For John Mcdonald.
South Carolina. I do hereby certify for Daniel Campbell a tract of land containing 500 acres surveyed for John McDonald the 6th Sept 1791. Situate in the District of George Town on the NE side of Little Pee Dee and hath such form, marks, buttings & boundarys as the above plat represents.
Bounded by Thomas Gowen’s land, John McDonald’s land, Stephen Gibson’s land, and Hayes Swamp
Given under my hand this 26th July 1792. Wm Stewart, DS, Bremar Gen S.
People in this record: Daniel Campbell; Follie; Stephen GibsonThomas Gowen; John Mcdonald; William Stewart
Places in this record: Georgetown District; Little Pee Dee River
Archives ID: Series: S213190 Volume: 0030 Page: 00006 Item: 002
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1792 July 26 - Daniel Campbell Plat For 500 Acres adj Thomas Gowen and John McDonald lands

1792 July 26 – Daniel Campbell Plat For 500 Acres adj Thomas Gowen and John McDonald lands

1796 Apr 7 – Peter Mckeller, Plat For 100 Acres On Hayes Swamp, George Town District, Surveyed By Josiah Lewis. Georgetown Dist, SC next to John Gowing’s land.
South Carolina – I do hereby certify for Peter McKeller a tract of land containing 100 acres surveyed for him the 16th of January 1796 situate in the District of George Town on the NE side of Little Pee Dee on the N side of Hayes Swamp and hathsuch form and marks as the above plat represents. Given under my hand this 7th day of April 1796.
Signed: Josiah Lewis DS. Benj Waring, SG.
The survey shows this 100 acres of land is bounded by the lands of John Gowing, John McDonald & Stephen Gibson.
People in this record: Stephen Gibson; John Gowing; Josiah Lewis; John Mcdonald; Peter Mckeller
Places in this record: Georgetown District; Hayes Swamp; Little Pee Dee River
Archives ID: Series: S213190 Volume: 0034 Page: 00353 Item: 001
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

1796 Apr 7 Peter Mckeller, Plat For 100 Acres On Hayes Swamp, George Town District, Surveyed By Josiah Lewis. Georgetown Dist, SC next to John Gowing's land

1796 Apr 7 Peter Mckeller, Plat For 100 Acres On Hayes Swamp, George Town District, Surveyed By Josiah Lewis. Georgetown Dist, SC next to John Gowing’s land

1798 Jan 4 – William Watson, Plat For 61 Acres On Little Pee Dee River And Drowning Creek, George Town District, Surveyed By D. Rowland.
People in this record: Ezekiel Adams; John Gowen; Jesse Page; D. Rowland; William Watson
Places in this record: Bear Swamp; Cypress Branch; Drowning Creek; Georgetown District; Little Pee Dee River
Archives ID: Series: S213190 Volume: 0035 Page: 00107 Item: 002
https://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/

From Gowen Manuscript:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms104.htm

Georgetown District was the easternmost district of the seven districts into which South Carolina was divided in colonial times.
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Bathiah Going was named as the head of a household composed of two females in Georgetown District, Prince Frederick parish, according to “Heads of Families, South Carolina, 1790.” The family was rendered on Page 51.
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Mrs. Jacquelyn Dale Wall Goins was born in 1940. She died at age 61 November 16, 2001, according to the November 18, 2001 edition of “The State.”
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The will of Moses Bass of Georgetown District dated February 28, 1777 reveals a relationship with the family of Jacob Going, according to “South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1783-1788,” Books I-5 through Z-5, abstacted by Brent H. Holcomb.

“S‑5, 283‑284:

Abstract of will of Moses Bass of Prince Georges Parish, George Town District, Province of South Carolina,

Being indisposed in Body . . .

. . . to Mourning Going, daughter of Jacob Going, one cow marked with a cross & over bit & under bit in one ear and cross & whole under nick in the other ear;

. . . to Sarah Going, daughter of Jacob Going, one cow marked in the above mentioned mark;

. . . to Elizabeth Going, daughter of Jacob Going, one cow marked with a cross & under bit & over bit in each ear and branded ‘ME’;

. . . to Anne Going, daughter of Jacob Going, one heifer marked with a cross and under bit & over bit in each ear branded ‘ME’;

. . . to Cyntha Going, daughter of Jacob Going, one heifer yearling marked with a cross & over bit & under bit in each ear & branded ‘ME’;

. . . to my beloved cousin Jeremiah Bass, tract of 100 acres granted to John Smith, and one negro named Peter, one negro woman named Fann, one negro boy named Jack with their increase;

. . . my wife Elizabeth Bass to have the use of said plantation & tract of land granted to John Smith her lifetime and the use of negroes Peter, Fann & Jack & their increase her life time;

. . . to my beloved cousin Wright Bass, the plantation, mill, & tract of land containing 444 acres that I now live on, one negro woman Jane, my wife Elizabeth Bass to have the use of the plantation, mill & Tract of land and negro woman during her lifetime;

. . . to Henry Harison, son of James Harison, one negro woman Cate & increase, my wife to have the use of the negro woman during her lifetime;

. . . to Joseph Going Junr, one negro girl named Judah & increase, my wife to have the use of her during her life time;

. . . to my beloved wife Elizabeth Bass, one negro man named Jack, one woman named Florah, one woman named Nan, one boy named Isum, one boy named Roger, and my cattle, about 110 head, branded ‘ME’, all my stock of horses & mares, all my household furniture & plantation tools, 26 head of sheep, and my hogs, also negro girl Violet;

. . . to Jacob Going. a plantation of 50 acres granted to John Crawford;

I appoint my wife Elizabeth Bass and my friends Luke Whitefield and James Harison, executors.

Dated 28 February 1777. Moses Bass (M) (LS)

Wit: Malachi Murfee, Jeremiah [x] Bass, Right Bass.

A true copy taken from the original and examined by Hugh Horry, Ordinary G. Town District.

Whereas I, the within named Right Bass, am the eldest son of Edward Bass, deceased, who was the eldest brother of the within named Testator, Moses Bass, which said Moses Bass departed this life without issue, whereby I, said Right Bass became his heir at law, and I am willing that all the several devises & bequests in the said will should have effect, for the memory of my deceased uncle Moses Bass and for the several devisees in the within will, and five shillings, I confirm all the devises, legacies and bequests.

9 Nov 1785 Right Bass (LS)

Wit: Chas Cotesworth Pinckney, Wm. Smith.

Proved in Charleston District by the oath of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney 28 June 1786 before Dl. Mazyck, J.P. Recorded 28 June 1786.”
==O==
Michael Going was named as a petit juror in Prince George Parish, Georgetown District in the 1778-79 jury list, according to “Jury List of South Carolina, 1778-1779” by GeLee Corley Hendrix and Morn McKay Lindsey.
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“John Gowings” received land grants in Georgetown District, August 1, and August 7, 1786, according to Georgetown District Deed Book 4, page 238. Georgetown District was created in 1768. He received another grant in Prince George Parish, Georgetown District, according to Georgetown District deed records.
John Gowen appeared as the head of a household in the 1790 census of Georgetown District, Prince George Parish:

“Gowen, John white male over 16
white female
white male over 16
white female
white male under 16”
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Lucy Gowen appeared as the head of a household in the 1790 census of Georgetown District, near John Gowen’s location in Prince George parish. Her family was composed of five females. She may have been the widow of Jacob Gowen and the mother of his many daughters.

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Georgetown SC FamilySearch Notes

Miscellaneous records, 1730-1866
Authors: South Carolina. Court of Common Pleas (Williamsburg District) (Main Author)
South Carolina. Court of Common Pleas (Georgetown District) (Added Author)
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Minutes of meetings and lists of members, 1805-1821
Authors: First Baptist Church (Georgetown, South Carolina) (Main Author)
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All Saints’ Church, Waccamaw : the parish, the place, the people, 1739-1949
Statement of Responsibility: Henry DeSaussure Bull
Authors: Bull, Henry DeSaussure, 1885-1957 (Main Author)
All Saints Church, Waccamaw (Pawleys Island, South Carolina) (Added Author)
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