South Carolina – Marion County

FamilySearch.org info on Marion County, South Carolina:

https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Marion_County,_South_Carolina_Genealogy

Marion Co SC map

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

OTHER SOURCES: For possible other sources for this family’s descendants – see the following pages on this site:

1) MARION COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA
2) ROBESON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
3) COLUMBUS COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
4) SMITH COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI
5) ATTALA COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI
6) COPIAH COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

See also: John Gowen https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1755-john-gowan-and-his-line/

People related to Marion Co, SC: 

  • John Gowen b. abt 1720-30 decd by 1784 m. Elizabeth – in 1770 land grant (decd in 1784) m. Elizabeth. See: Elizabeth Goen in 1785 land grant. See Also: 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
    • John Gowing b. abt 1750-55 m. Nancy – in 1785 land trans w James Gowen, 1786 plat recd for 100 acres, 1790 US Census, 1800 US Census, 1800 will proved up in Robeson Co NC naming son John Gowen.
      • John Gowen b. abt 1771-74 m. Edith Faulk– in 1802 survey, 1804 land sale, 1803 balance for inventory owed on acct of McDowell, 1804 conveys 250 acres to Solomon Page, 1805 recd bail fr Tiree Taylor in Robeson Co NC, 1809 purch abt 980 acres fr Needam Rowland decd estate in Robeson Co NC, 1810 US Census in Robeson Co NC, 1810 married Nancy Duncan in Robeson Co NC, 1812 sold 100 acres to Silas Drake in Robeson Co NC, 1813 conveys 500 acres to Preserved Ford, 1814 decd per land trans in Robeson Co NC.
        • John Gowin b. abt ? – 1820 US Census in Columbus Co NC, 1830 US Census in Columbus Co NC.
  • Jacob Going b. bef. 1751 living near Marion Dist SC–  in 1772 owes account on estate of Robert Weaver in Charleston, SC, 1773 owes on estate of William Middleton decd, in Charleston SC, 1785 recd 50 acres from Moses Bass in modern Marion Co, SC off Catfish River, will written in 1777 – (Note: abt 10-20 miles fr Drowning Creek area where John Gowen lived)
    • Mourning Going – in 1785 Mourning Going dau of Jacob Going recd cow from Moses Bass in Georgetown Dist SC,
    • Sarah Going – in 1785 Sarah Going dau of Jacob Going recd cow from Moses Bass in Georgetown Dist SC,
    • Elizabeth Going – in 1785 Elizabeth Going dau of Jacob Going recd cow from Moses Bass in Georgetown Dist SC,
    • Anne Going – in 1785 Anne Going dau of Jacob Going recd cow from Moses Bass in Georgetown Dist SC,
    • Cyntha Going – in 1785 Cyntha Going dau of Jacob Going recd cow from Moses Bass in Georgetown Dist SC,
  • Joseph Going Jr – in 1785 Joseph Going Jr recd 1 slave from Moses Bass in Georgetown Dist SC,
  • 1710-20 Moses Bass b. abt 1710-20 m. Elizabeth, living in Marion Co, SC area

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

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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. 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.
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=103633
http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=103633(Image)

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In 1777 John Goen is listed in the Revolutionary War rolls in South Carolina.

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1778 Jun 3 – Granville Co Will Bk 1, p 193. Deed of Gift-MICHAEL GOWIN of Pr Geo 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 (McKissock), 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 “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

1778-1779 – 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 – Gibson, Stephen, Plat For 200 Acres On Hazes Swamp, Surveyed By John Henderson. Date: 9/14/1784
– Michael Gowin living adjacent to Stephen Gibson and near John Henderson 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/

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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

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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

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. (NOTE: Possibly a deed to John Gowen b. 1720-30’s son b. 1755- but also possibly one of the other John Gowens in the area – See: John Gowen b. abt 1732 of Spartanburg Co, SC – who may have had a close family relationship with this James Gowen)

(NOTE on Following Entries: Moses Bass lived on or near Gum Swamp in modern Marion Co, SC – this is likely where these transactions related to SC took place below. This is in the same vicinity of Marion Co, SC that John Gowen of Marion Co, SC was living).

See: 1770 Apr 11 – Moses Bass living adj to Pee Dee Riv in plat for Green, William, Plat For 194.5 Acres In Craven County. People in this record: Bass, Moses; Bremar, John; Gourly, Joseph; Green, William; Keighley, Peter; Le Rush; Walker, John. 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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See: 1770 Dec 10 –Moses Bass living adj to Gum Swamp, Pee Dee River in plat for Keighly, Peter, Plat For 300 Acres In Craven County. People in this record: Bass, Moses; Bremar, John; Gourly, Joseph; Keighly, Peter; Owens, Edward. 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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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

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 & Jno 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

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

In 1789 Lucy Gowin is listed as the owner of the land adjacent to Stephen Gibson in South Carolina, possibly indicating that Michael Gowin has possibly died.

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: BLUE, WILLIAM; GIBSON, STEPHEN; LUCY GOWIN; STEWART, WILLIAM 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

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1790 US Census Georgetown District, South Carolina –Lucy Gowen
0 males over 16, 0 males under 16, 5 females – white. 0 slaves.
http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790k-03.pdf

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.
http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790k-03.pdf

1790 The US Census shows Bethiah Going, John Goinge, John Goun(?), and James Gawin (?) livinng in the Georgetown District, South Carolina.

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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.

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(Note:  This appears to be John Gowan Jr b. between 1755-1774)

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(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.

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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”

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Marion Co SC FamilySearch notes

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Equity court records, 1800-1870
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South Carolina. Court of Equity (Marion District) (Main Author)
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Wills, 1800-1888
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Deeds, 1800-1864; index to deeds, 1800-1885
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Plat books, vols. A-B, 1800-1877
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Minute book and journal, 1800-1825
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