FamilySearch.org info on Marion County, South Carolina:
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See also: John Gowen https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1755-john-gowan-and-his-line/
FACTS and SOURCES:
1770 May 1 John Gowing’s petition for 200acres 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 Tinkley. Looking at map – this would be in modern Dillon County, SC. Craven Co, SC. http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=103633
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. Series: S213184 Volume: 0011 Page: 00452 Item: 01. Names indexed: BREMAR, JOHN; FINKLEY, THOMAS; GILES, HUGH; GOWINGS, JOHN; SHACKELFORD Document type: PLAT Locations: ASHEPOLE SWAMP; CRAVEN COUNTY; DROWNING CREEK; PEE DEE RIVER, South Carolina.
In 1777 John Goen is listed in the Revolutionary War rolls in South Carolina.
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
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
DEATH OF JOHN GOWEN – son of John Going and Mary Keith Going? The following may be evidence of the approximate year of death of this John Going. An Elizabeth was reportedly the spouse of this John Going, so this may be her:
1784 Nov 14 Daniel Finn planter of St Marks Parish SC grants estate of John Gowen decd and a copy of his inventory to Elizabeth Gowen recorded in Lancaster Co on Nov 28 1795 Deed Book B pg 289 in Lancaster Co, SC. https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/472451?availability=Family%20History%20Library
1785 May 21: ELIZABETH GOEN, UNRECORDED PLAT FOR LAND NOT GRANTED, 50 ACRES ON REEDY BRANCH, CATABAW RIVER, CAMDEN DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY JAMES BREDIN. Series: S213197 Box: 0002 Item: 00469 ignore: 000 Names indexed: BREDIN, JAMES; GOEN, ELIZABETH Document type: PLAT Locations: CAMDEN DISTRICT; CATAWBA RIVER; REEDY BRANCH, South Carolina
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=116306 1785 May 21 – Elizabeth Goen – Land Plat Survey for Elizabeth Goen, in the Camden District, 50 acres, on the Reedy Branch on the NE side of the Catawba River, all sides vacant. Camden Dist, SC. http://www.ken-shelton.com/Fairfield/Plats/B/Plat_B__0284a.tif
John Gowen b. abt 1720 — Possible Descendant info:
1785 Aug 15 & 16: James Gowen of Prince Williams Parish, planter, to John Gowen, planter, for 400 pounds sterling, lot in Radnor Town, known in the plan of said town, no. 2, on Bay Street. James Gowen (LS), Wits: William Hall, Edwd Ferguson. Proved in Charleston Dist by the oath of William Hall on April 12, 1788 before Saml Elliot, JP Rec. Apr 25, 1788. Z5, p 446. Charleston Dist, South Carolina.
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: ROTHMAHLER, JOB, 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; HENDERSON, JOHN; ROTHMAHLER, JOB 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
1790 – John Gowen
US Census – first head of Household
South Carolina – Georgetown District, Prince Georges Parish – page 54
2 males over 16, 1 males under 16, 2 females – white. 0 slaves.
1790 The US Census shows Bethiah Going, John Goinge, John Goun(?), and James Gawin (?) livinng in the Georgetown District, South Carolina.
The 1800 US Census shows John Gowin age 26-45 (b. 1755-1774) and John Gowin born some time before 1755 iving in the Marion District, South Carolina.
(Note: This appears to be John Gowan Jr b. between 1755-1774)
(Note: This may be John Going Sr – indicating he was born before 1755. Our estimation is that he was born around 1720).
1802 May 8 – Survey for 880 acres to John Gowen Jr, on Ashpole and Bear Swamps, bounded by land of Ezekiel Adams and Mr Jones, and Jesse Page, Ignatius Flowers, Archibald Odom, and Benjamin Rawles, and Erasmus Rothmahler. Plat books, vols A-B, 1800-1877. pg 68. Marion County, SC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVB-L94B-Q?i=56&cat=9510
1803 March 12 and 1804 Dec 15 John Gowen with a balance on inventory due to McDowall and Blair in which firm the late Patrick McDowall was surviving Copartner. South Carolina. https://www.fold3.com/image/265614729
1804 John Going on account of McDowell.
1804 Aug 6 – John Gowin senior for $700, convey 250 acres to Solomon Page. Land on Ashpole Swamp 150 acres prior granted to Ignatious Flowers on April 14, 1774, and the other tract of 50 acres granted to Archalle Odom on June 6, 1785. On other tract of 50 acres part of 430 acre tract granted to said Odom on July 4, 1796, include the plantation where John Going senior lives. Signed: John Gowin. Wit: John Ford, Benjamin Rawls. 1804 Oct 12 – Nancy Gowing relinquishes her dower to Solomon Page. Jan 9, 1808 John Ford proved up the transaction in court. Recorded on June 7, 1810. bk E, pg 149 – Marion Co, SC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSLV-52H3?i=92&cat=472601
1813 Dec 9 – John Gowens and Nancy Gowins of Robeson Co, NC for $35 convey 500 acres to Preserved Ford of Marion Dist, SC several tracts of land including first a piece containing 100 acres including the Plantation wher Nathan Horn has formerly possessed on the N side of Cowpen Swamp granted to Samuel Pate on Nov 3, 1764, second and third joining both containing 150 acres on Cowpen Swamp joining the above mentioned 100 acre tract. including 50 acres that was granted to Horn on May 5, 1791. Fourth and last tract containing 500 acres on both sides of Cowpen Swamp supposed to include about 800 acres previously granted and not claimed as any part of the aforesaid 500 acres. Signed: John Gowens, Nancy Gowens. Wits: Jesse Ford JP, Allen Johnson, Cary Johnson. bk Q, pg 426. Robeson County, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L98P-NJJS?i=241&cat=167161
JOHN GOWEN SR dies abt. 1814 per next entry:
1814 April 19 – Preserved Ford administrator to the estate of John Gowen Sr decd of the State of South Carolina and District of Marion of the one part, and Richard Bullock of the State of North Carolina and County of Robeson of the other part. For $250 paid by Richard Bullock convey several tracts of land in Robeson County — first containing 100 acres including the Plantation formerly lived on the north side of Cowpen Swamp granted originally to Samuel Pate on Nov 3, 1764. Second and third both joining containing 150 acres on Cowpen Swamp joining the above mentioned tract of 100 acres, including 50 acres that was granted to the said Horn May 5, 1791. The fourth and last tract containing 500 acres on the north side of Cowpen Swamp previously granted and not claimed as an part of the aforesaid 500 acres unto the said Richard Bullock and the said Preserved Ford admin of the aforesaid John Gowins Decd unto Richard Bullock. Signed: Preserved Ford. Wits: Jesse Ford, Zabon Davis. bk R, p 6. Robeson Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-998P-NJFY?i=264&cat=167161
1842 Sept 26 – State of Mississippi, Smith County. Jesse Gowins and John M Gowens of Smith County MS appoint Henry Flowers of same county and state our lawful agents in fact and authd to make settlement and receipt to Kenant Faulk of North Carolina a legacy of the estatae of Sarah Faulk decd. Signed: Jesse Gowin. John M Gowin. bk Y, p 180. Robeson Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898R-PCYL?i=105&cat=167161
1842 Nov 10 – State of Mississippi, Smith County. Know all that I Richard Gowen of Smith County, MS appoint Levi Coleman of the county aforesaid my true and lawful attorney for money due me in North South Carolina to recover same and negotiate such satisfaction for same. Signed: Richard Gowen. bk Y, 195. Robeson Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-898R-PZ9W?i=114&cat=167161
1843 May 13 – Comes Alexander Gowen legatee named in the last will of Richard Faulk late of Columbus County, NC, and among other things give Raich Faulk, his wife, a certain portion of his estate during her natural life and at her death the said estate so bequeathed to his wife is to be equally divided amongst the children of tow of the said Richard Faulk’s daughters – Elizabeth Godwin wife of Jesse Godwin, and Edith Gowen, wife of John Gowen, and whereas the said Alexander Gowen is one of the sons of the said Edith Gowen and John Gowen, and as such is entitled to a portion of said estate so bequeathed as aforesaid, and partitioning specified in the said last will and testament of the said Richard Faulk – appoinged Jesse Faluk and Dewart Faulk executors . . . I do appoint Avorit Nichols Jr of Marion Dist, South Carollina my true and lawful attorney. to recover and receive of and from the estate of Faulk from said executors. . . Signed: Alexander Gowen.
The State of Mississippi, County of Attala – Alexander Gowin’s signature witnessed by Saml Munson, clk.
Alexander Gowen to Averit Nichols Jr, bk Y, p 349. Robeson Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98R-PCTJ?i=202&cat=167161
1852 July 9 – Alexander Gowen and wife Martha Gowen of Attala Co, MS appoint Spier Walters of Robeson County, NC attorney to collect from North Carolina and South Carolina any amounts due. Signed: Alexander Gowen, Martha Gowen. bk BB, p 308. Robeson Co, NC. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G98R-K8HM?i=173&cat=167161
From Gowen Manuscript: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms106.htm
Sarah Goin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Marion County, page 21:
“Goin, Sarah white female 30-40
white male 15-20
white female 15-20
white female 0-5
white male 0-5
white female 0-5”
Marion Co SC FamilySearch notes
Equity court records, 1800-1870
South Carolina. Court of Equity (Marion District) (Main Author)
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South Carolina. Court of Ordinary (Marion District) (Main Author)
Deeds, 1800-1864; index to deeds, 1800-1885
Marion County (South Carolina). Register of Mesne Conveyance (Main Author)
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Plat books, vols. A-B, 1800-1877
Marion County, South Carolina. Commissioner of Locations (Main Author)
Marion County, South Carolina. Surveyor (Added Author)
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Minute book and journal, 1800-1825
South Carolina. Court of Ordinary (Marion District) (Main Author)
South Carolina. County Court (Marion County) (Repository)
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