1738 Feb 6: (George Gowen sells 150 acres and gristmill to Hilligass in Pennsylvania area). John Frederick Hilligass, 1685-1765, the Hillegas name is of French extraction from Hill de Gasq. John Hillegas, born in Alsace, Nov. 24, 1685 is listed with a wife, Elizaberth Barbara and his sister, they sailed to America on the Ship William and Sarah from Rotterdam, with a company led by Rev. George Michael Weiss, a Reformed Minister, a native of Stihbeck, Germany. They arrived at Philadelphia, Pa. on Sept. 18th. and took the oath of allegiance on Sept. 21, 1727, subscribing for themselves and family. They settled in the region known as Goshenhoppen, now in Montgomery Co., Pa. and owned 150 acres of land and a grist mill which was bought from George Gowen on Feb. 6, 1738.
1738 June 9 – birth of Aaron Gowan – parents George Gowan and Sarah Gowan. Baptized on Sept 3, 1738. New Kent County, Va – St. Peter’s Parish Vestry Book and Register p 546.
1738 Sept 3 – “George Gowan and his wife Sarah Gowan,” were residents of New Kent County, Virginia September 3, 1738 when a son, “Aaron Gowan” was christened there in St. Peter’s Parish, according to International Genealogical Index, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. New Kent County, Va. St. Peters Parish Register, page 134.
1744 June 10 – “George Going” paid tax on “one tithe” June 10, 1744, according to “Goochland County, Virginia Tithe Lists 1735-1749.” Goochland Co, Va
1751 July: “Sarah Going” was a defendant in a case tried before Goochland County Court in July 1751, according to “Goochland County, Virginia Court Orders, 1757- 1761,” page 429.
1752: “George Going” filed suit against William Chamberlayne in August 1752, according to “Goochland County, Virginia Court Orders, 1750-1757,” page 84
1752 Aug – “George Going” filed suit against William Chamberlayne in August 1752, according to “Goochland County, Virginia Court Orders, 1750-1757,” page 84. Goochland Co, Va
1753 Aug 24 – George Gowen listed as an account owed at Robert Hill’s tavern in Edmundson, Ashepoo, South Carolina (Ashepoo, in Colleton County). The note part of Robert Hill’s estate in 1759. (found on Fold3).
1763 Aug 19: George Gowin “of Granville County” received a deed to 604 acres from Henry McCulloh “of Great Britain” August 19, 1763, according to Granville County Deed Book G, page 181. (Note: this is actually George “Cowin” – see the following link: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9CR-7FTP?i=99&cat=360398 ).
1764 frame 274, William Going, Money Going 2 Goochland Co Va
frame 281, Moses Going List Will Tyler 2
frame 295, Going, Wm 2
Going, Moses 2
Going, Aaron 1
Going, George 1
1764 July – Aaron Going gave a deed of trust to Thomas Underwood. It was proved in court by George Gowen. “Aron Going” received 410 acres “on the head of Matrimony Creek of Dan River and on Paw Paw Creek of Mayo River” from the State of North Carolina May 16, 1786, according to Rockingham County Deed Book A, page 33. Rockingham Co, NC.
1770 June 5: George Gogings (Goging) petitions for 250 acres on Burk River on branch called Beaver Dam Branch, adj to James Williams. certified June 13, 1770. Granted Feb 22, 1771. Recorded April 6, 1771. Craven County, South Carolina.
1771 Goochland Co Va. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/goochcolonial.htm
1771 List of William Mitchel
frame 197, John Holland Junr list: Will, Hager, Isbell, Joseph Tylor 5
frame 200, David Grantum List Merrear, Suck 3
George Going list 1
1777 Feb 29 – George Gowan deed in York Co SC. Conveyance between George Gowan of the State of North Carolina on the one part, and John Foster of Ninety Six District and Province of South Carolina of the other part John Foster paid 200 pounds to George Gowan for a tract of land on the East side of Broad River near Lafferty’s Creek being patented to George Gowan by a patent bearing the date of the ninth day of November 1774. Signed: Geo. Gowan. Witnesses: Jno Nuckols, Richard Nuckols. Proved up April 8, 1779 by John Nuckols in York County, South Carolina. John Tagert J.P. Conveyances, deeds and bills of sales, 1786-1950 Conveyances, etc., vol. A-D 1786-1797. p. 95-96 (p. 516-517 on FamilySearch) York Co, SC.
1782-1787: George Gowen mentioned as a taxpayer in Fairfax County, Virginia according to “Virginia Tax List, 1782-1787.
1790 Nov 30: HOWLE, WILLIAM, PLAT FOR 135 ACRES ON LLOYDS CREEK, NINETY SIX DISTRICT, SURVEYED BY BENNETT CRAFTON ON OCTOBER 20, 1784. Series: S213190 Volume: 0025 Page: 00255 Item: 002 Names indexed: BRAZELL; CRAFTON, BENNETT; GARRATT, ROBERT; GOWAN, GEORGE; HOWLE, WILLIAM; PURVIS, JOHN Document type: PLAT Locations: LLOYD CREEK; NINETY SIX DISTRICT; STEVENS CREEK, South Carolina
1810 Census: George Gowen, as “free Negro” head of a Fairfax County household of 8 “other free” in 1810 [VA:257].