Various Frederick Goings

In chronological order:

1745 born abt: In 1767 Frederick Goan, living in New Hanover County, North Carolina, in December 1767 when there was a warrant for his arrest for contempt and aiding the escape from jail of Richard Burbage who was held on suspicion of horse stealing [Minutes 1738-69, 331].

1760: born: Fredrick Goin – old colored man per 1842 application from Lawrence, Alabama
78 yrs old in 1838 so born 1760 born in Brunswick Co, Va on Meherin R.
Free man of color – quite intelligent
Served 5 tours of 6 weeks each during Revolution – served in Virginia
Resided in Brunswick Co, Va (Became Greensville Co, Va after war).
Drafted when he was about 16 yrs old.
Served under Capt James Robertson and Capt Cock, Capt Lane House, Maj William Boys
of Surry and Col Austin commanding.

1767: Frederick Goan, born say 1745, living in New Hanover County, North Carolina, in December 1767 when there was a warrant for his arrest for contempt and aiding the escape from jail of Richard Burbage who was held on suspicion of horse stealing [Minutes 1738-69, 331].

1770 and 72: Frederick Goan and his wife were taxable “Molatoes” in Bladen County in 1770 and 1772 [Byrd, Bladen County Tax Lists, I:34, 95].

1770, pp.24-46 Molatoes: Isaac, Jno., Eliza & Hannah Hayes, John Combow, John Johnston & wife, Titus Overton & wife, John Bullard & Gutridge Lockelier, Benja. Lamb, Simon Cox, Gilbert Cox & James Percey, Cannon Cumbo, James Carter Senr. & Junr. & Isaac Carter, Frederick Goan & wife, John Waldon, Adam Ivey, John Phillips, Isaac & Needham Lamb, Arthur Lamb, Wm Wilkins, Charles Oxendine, Elisha Sweeting, Sarah & James Sweet, Daniel Wharton & wife, David Braveboy, Peter Causey & son David, Joseph Clark, Ishmael Cheeves, James Doyel & Wife, Thos. Groom, John Hammons, Richd. Jones & wife, Solomon James, Solomon Johnston & wife, Solomon Johnston Junr. & wife, Major Locklier, James Lowry & Wm Jones, Jacob Lockleer, John Lockleer & wife & son Wm. Robeson Co, NC
(NOTE: Bladen Co, NC was created from New Hanover Co, NC. Robeson Co, NC is directly adjacent to Bladen Co, NC).,_North_Carolina_Genealogy

1776: Frederick Going on 2nd Regiment payroll with Rapes Going on as well in SC 1776.

Series: S108092 Reel: 0056 Frame: 00357 ignore: 000
Names indexed: GOING, FREDERICK. South Carolina

1779: Frederick Gowin in 1st Regiment in SC in 1779. Frederick Going m. Mary ____ , he was killed in the siege of Charleston. A.A.2923A.

1779 Aug 1: 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.

1780: Frederick Going was killed in the seige of Charleston in 1780, according to “Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution.” His widow, Mary Going, applied for a pension.

1784 John Phillips: Frederick Going between 16 & 21 [frame 92] pers prop tax list, Meherin Parish, Brunswick County,  Va.

1788 1=white males over 16, 2=Blacks 16+, 3=Blacks 12-16, 4=horses – Mecklenburg Co Va
1788 Stewart, Thomas (Dinwiddie) Frederick Gowen 16; Beary, Judy & Patty 16; Lewis; 13100

1789 March 9 -The Marriage License Bonds of Mecklenburg County, Virginia from 1765 to 1810, page 20
Frederick Goen & Suckee Chavous, 9 Mar. 1789, Frederick Ivey sec. Note from Henry Chavous, Sr. – wit. James Stewart, Robert Singleton & Belar Chavous. Mecklenburg Co, Va

1790 Gowin, Frederick 1 Mecklenburg Co Va

1791 Gowin, Frederick 1 Mecklenburg Co Va

1793 Sept 16: Frederick Gowen purchased 250 acres “on the east side of Blue Wing Creek” in Person County, North Carolina September 16, 1793, according to Person County Deed Book A, page 147. He sold 124 acres of this land July 6, 1801 to Edmund Going, regarded as his nephew, while a resident of Mecklenburg County, according to Person County Deed Book C, page 290.

1794 Gowin, Edmund 1 Mecklenburg Co Va
Gowin, Frederick 1001

1795 Gowin, Edward 1 Mecklenburg Co Va
Gowin, Frederick 1

1796 Gowin, Frederick; Phillis 16; 1101 Mecklenburg Co Va
Gowin, Edmund, Anaca 16, 1101

1797 Gowin, Frederick 1 Mecklenburg Co Va

1798 Gowin, Frederick 1002 Mecklenburg Co Va

1799 Gowin, Frederick 10091 Mecklenburg Co Va

1800 Gowin, Frederick, Patsy 1102 Mecklenburg Co Va

1800 Dec 29:  “Frederick Goen” secured a marriage bond December 29, 1800 in Mecklenburg County to marry Mary Brandon, according to Mecklenburg County, Virginia Marriages, 1785-1850.” They were married January 1, 1801 by William Richards, minister. Security was Ephriam Ivy. The minister’s return showed the name of the groom as “Frederick Gowen.” The bride was regarded as a daughter of William Brandon and Elizabeth Brandon, a free colored family of Mecklenburg County, Virginia.

1801 Gowin, Frederick 1003 ordinary license Mecklenburg Co Va

1801 Mar 11 – Deed Book C, Page 280-1. FREDERICK GOIN of Mecklenburg, Va, to EDMUND GOIN of Person Co., for 6/, 124 A on Bluewing Cr adj Waite, Francis Ford, on Cattail Br to Baird line. 11 Mar 1801. Wit: Jeremiah Johnson, Francis Ford, Wm. Thaxton. Person County, North Carolina Deeds 1792-1825. By Katherine Kerr Kendall. Person Co, NC.

1801 April 8 – Page 51 – Deed Book C, Page 269. EDMUND GOIN to William Baird, for 86 lbs, 124 A on Blewing Cr adj Waite, Francis Ford, FREDERICK GOIN on Cattail Br. 8 Apr 1801. Wit. James Thomson, Starling Hudgins, Sharp Willingham. Person County, North Carolina Deeds 1792-1825. By Katherine Kerr Kendall. Person Co, NC.

1801 July 6 – Edmund Going purchased 124 acres from Frederick Going, July 6, 1801, according to Person County North Carolina Deed Book C, page 290. Going sold this land shortly, according to deeds proved in Person Co, NC

1801 July 6 – Page 52. Deed Book C, Page 290-1. FREDERICK GOWEN of Mecklenburg Co., to William Thaxton of Halifax Co., VA, for 40 lbs, 120 A on Blewing Cr adj Francis Ford, Reubin Jones, William Baird, 6 July 1801. Wit: James Thomson, Zachariah Averett, Charles Thaxton. Person County, North Carolina Deeds 1792-1825. By Katherine Kerr Kendall. Person Co, NC.

1802 Gowin, Frederick 1002 Mecklenburg Co Va

1805 – Edmund Gowen, Fredrick Gowen – Page 71
Tax List 1805. Capt. Streets Company
Gowen, Edmund, 0 acres, 1 white poll, 1 black poll
Gowen, Fedrick, 0 acres, 1 white poll
Person County, North Carolina Compilations, 1792-1820
Land Grants; 1794-1805-1823 Tax Lists
Record Book Abstracts 1792-1820
Letters of Attorney; By Katherine Kerr Kendall. Person Co, NC

1810: Frederick Going was enumerated in the 1810 census of Rockingham County, page 21 as the head of a household.
45 years or older (1755 to 1765 or before), 2 males under 10, 1 male 10-16, 1 male 16-24, 2 females under 10, 2 females 10-16, 1 female 26-44.
Jesse Going
Frederick Going,
Zephaniah Going and
Thomas Goines.
appeared in the 1810 census of Rockingham County, NC

1818 Dec 10: “Frederick Going” was married December 10, 1818, to Nancy Coomer [Comer?] in Surry County, North Carolina, according to “Surry County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868.” “William Going” thought to be his father, was the bondsman. Nancy Coomer Gowen was born in North Carolina about 1798, according to the 1850 census. Their first child was born in Patrick County about 1819.

1820 TN Gallatin Co US Census Frederick Goin

1820 TN Sumner County, US Census Frederick Goin

1820: Frederick Gowen head of a Halifax County household of 9 “free colored” in 1820 [NC:148], Drew Gowen, free colored male, was enumerated in an adjacent listing on page 18.

1822 and 1824: A son was born to them there about 1822, and was followed by a daughter about 1824. “Frederick Going” appeared as the head of a “free colored” household in the 1830 census of Patrick County, page 154.
Going, Frederick free colored male 24-36
free colored female 24-36
free colored male 0-10
free colored female 0-10
free colored male 0-10”

1830 AL Lauderdale Co US Census Fredrick Gowen “free colored male” was listed in the 1830 census of Lauderdale County, page 206, as the head of a household:
Gowen, Fred free colored male 55-100
colored female 55-100
colored male 24-36
colored female 24-36″

1830 US Census, Patrick County, Virginia: “Frederick Going” appeared as the head of a “free colored” household in the 1830 census of Patrick County, page 154.
Going, Frederick free colored male 24-36
free colored female 24-36
free colored male 0-10
free colored female 0-10
free colored male 0-10”

1836 Nov 21: Frederick Gowen sold land in Halifax to Isham Mills by a deed proved 21 November 1836 and purchased land by deed proved 19 February 1838. He was permitted to carry his gun by order of the Halifax County court on 17 August 1841 [Minutes 1832-46].

1838: Frederick Gowen purchased land in Pulaski County, Kentucky for $225 in 1838, according to the research of Steve Gowen.

1838 March 21: Frederick Gowen lived in Lawrence County, Alabama where he made an application for Pension No. R4167.
Frederick Gowen of Lawrence County, Alabama made an application for a Revolutionary War pension in a “non-military capacity.” The pension was rejected, according to “Report on Rejected and Suspended Pensions Reported to Congress” in
1852. The report was printed in “Revolutionary Soldiers in Alabama.”
The State of Alabama}
County of Lawrence } SS
On this 21 day of March 1838 personally appeared in the Circuit Court now holden for the said County of Lawrence Frederick Gowen a free man of Color a resident of said County of Lawrence aged about 78 years who being first duly sworn according to Law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832:
That he served in the troops of the state of Virginia various terms of duty during the Revolutionary War, of which he will give as precise an account as his memory will permit him.
That he was born in Bellfield on Maherin River [sic: Belfield on Meherrin River] in what was called Brunswick County untill after the revolutionary war when that part of it was struck off into a new county called Greensville. He does not know what year he was born as no record of his birth was preserved.
I lived in Brunswick when I was drafted under No. 7, was then about 16 years of age, but do not recollect how long it was before I was called into service. I served as near as I can recollect five tours of duty of six weeks each.
The first tour was under Capt. James Robertson or Capt. Cock. Nothing memorable happened during this tour. We formed no junction with the regular army, but spent the time mostly in Camp at Stone’s Mills [near Jamestown] & Cabin Point [in Surry County]
The second tour was under one of the above named Captains. The third or fourth tour of duty was performed under Capt. Lewis[?] House, Maj. William Boys [sic: Boyce] of Surry and Col. Austin commanding. This was about the time of the Battle at Guilford [Guilford Courthouse NC, March 15, 1781]. We had been stationed at Cabin Point where I acted as a cook when we received order to march to Petersburg. On the march I was sent by Major Boys to a house near the road to have some horses fed and Corp. John Woodruff & a private were sent in company. The only reason I mention this is that Corp. Woodruff was killed on our arrival in Petersburg. There we found great confusion, the inhabitants were flying in every direction and our troops were ordered to form.
I was there ordered away with four horses, Maj. Bais[?] Col. Aufling, Capt. House & my own to take care of them somewhere near the rendezvous ground which was in the direction of Chesterfield Courthouse. I crossed the Pocahontas Bridge and while in sight, the British commenced the attack – our troops came up and were preparing to act near Chesterfield Courthouse when there was an alarm that the British light horse were upon us and we immediately marched and at Richmond fell in with a part of Gen’l. Washington’s command called the Morgan’s army. [See note below.]
In a short time I received my discharge & returned home where I found the country in great confusion from the march of the British army through it from Guilford.
I served two tours of duty under Capt. Turner Bynum. There was nothing worth mentioning except in the last tour. We were stationed 30 miles South of Jamestown. Sugar Bynum, brother of the Captain was taken sick and returned home on the captain’s horse. Before the horse was sent back we were ordered to little York, and I was directed to remain for the horse and joined the army at York in some 8 or 10 days. I found my company stationed up the river to prevent the British from returning that way. This was about a week before the Cornwallis surrender [October 19, 1781].
That he has no documentary proof & that he knows of no person whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his service.
He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or anuity except the present; and he declares that his name is not on the pension roll of any agency in any state.
Frederick [his X mark] Gown
Carmi Illinois 2nd December 1842
Sir [James L. Edwards, Commissioner of Pensions]
An old colored man by the name of Frederick Goin has come here well recommended from Alabama and has applied to me to aid him in geting a pension. I suppose from what I can learn that a declaration for him has been forwarded to you from Alabama a few years ago. The object of these lines is to ask information from you whether that is the case and what are the objections that have to be removed before he can get the pension or whether his case is a hopeless one.
He is quite inteligent for a person of his colour and age and I cannot doubt but what he served in the Revolution as he represents. That is, that being a free man of color he was subject to militia duty, that he belonged to class No. 7 in his company and was called out to serve five tours of six weeks each under Captains Robinson, Bynum, Cock & House.
That he resided in Brunswick County Virginia. Will you please answer these lines and let me know whether it is likely I can do anything for him.
Respectfully your ob’t ser’t
Daniel Hay”
The British under Lord Cornwallis entered Virginia beginning on May 10,1781. On the 23rd of that month Banastre Tarleton’s feared Legion [probably the “light horse” referred to by Gowen] raided Chesterfield Courthouse and captured many militiamen. The “Morgan’s army” referred to may have been the rifle corps raised and commanded by Gen. Daniel Morgan, although he did not join the main army under Washington until July 6.
There is no further information in the file relating to the rejection of this application. Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements Pension Application of Frederick Gowen (Going): R4167
Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris

1840 US Census, Halifax County, Virginia:  “Frederic Gowins” reappeared in the 1840 census of Halifax County, page 4, as the head of a household composed of:
Gowins, Frederic free colored male 36-55
free colored female 36-55
free colored female 10-24
free colored female 10-24
free colored female 10-24
free colored male 0-10
free colored female 0-10
free colored female 0-10″

1840: Frederick Gowen was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Pulaski County, Kentucky page 320:
Gowen, Frederick white male 40-50
white female 30-40
white male 15-20
white female 10-15
white male 10-15
white male 5-10
white female 0-5”
Three members of the family were engaged in agriculture.
Also enumerated in the 1840 census of Pulaski County, page 294 was the household of Henry Gowen, unidentified:
Gowen, Henry white male 40-50
white female 30-40
white male 15-20
white male 10-15
white female 10-15
white male 10-15
white male 5-10
white female 0-5″
white male 0-5”

1841 and 1843:  Twice the Halifax County Court authorized Frederick Gowan to carry a gun, once on August 17, 1841 and again on November 23, 1843.  Halifax County, Va.

1848 March 2: Frederick Gowen sold his property March 2, 1848 for $150, according to Pulaski County, Kentucky Deed Book 13, page 520. Apparently he removed to nearby Adair County at that time. On October 1, 1849 he was paid “$1 for work on road,” according to Adair County Court Order Book H, page 9.

1850, the household of Frederick Gowen was recorded in Adair County, First Civil District, Household 603-603:
Gowen, Frederick 53, born in Virginia, farmer, $200
real estate
Nancy 52, born in North Carolina, illiterate
Allen 20, born in Virginia, illiterate
Larkin 18, born in Virginia, illiterate, farmer
Elizabeth 15, born in Kentucky
Frederick 8, born in Kentucky
Hignight, Mary 40, born in Virginia”

1860 US Census: Frederick Gowen reappeared in the 1860 census of Adair County in the First Civil District as the head of Household 242-242:
Going, Fredrick 62, farmer, $600 real estate, $540 personal property, born in Patrick County, VA
Nancy 61, housekeeping, born in Stokes County, NC
Elizabeth 22, housekeeping, born in Pulaski County, KY
Fredrick 18, farmer, born in Pulaski County, KY”
Adjoining were the households of “William Going,” his son, No. 243-243; “Allan Going,” a son, Household No. 244-244 and William Chadowick [Chadwick?] and Mary “Polly” Gowen Chadowick, his daughter, Household No. 245-245.

1860: Frederick Gowen living in Halifax County when he was counted in the 1860 census: Frederick Going, 66 yrs, Male, Mulatto, farmer, $100 real estate/$148 personal estate, b. Va. Roda, 70 years, Female, Mulatto, b. N.C.