Virginia – Amelia County – 1700s to early 1800s

Amelia County, Virginia – INFO

FamilySearch.com Map

Amelia County Va map

FamilySearch.com Wiki Page on Amelia County, Virginia:   https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Amelia_County,_Virginia_Genealogy

FamilySearch.com Catalogue Page on Amelia County, Virginia:   https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bsubject%3AVirginia%20%2Bsubject%3AAmelia&subjectsOpen=579875-50,588728-50,431786-50,611689-50  (need to Review at Family Center).

Neighboring Counties 

(See bottom of page for county changes from 1720-1791. Brunswick Co was huge from 1720-1745 – it ended up being divided into many different counties – starting with Lunenburg Co in 1746).

Virginia Counties along or near southern border with North Carolina:

North Carolina Counties along or near Virginia’s southern border:

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FACTS and SOURCES:  

(Below are different Going, Goyen, Gowen related sources for those people were in the Virginia, North Carolina, or South Carolina areas in the early 1700’s to early 1800’s)

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1737 Feb 9 – Ralph Jackson Benjamin Ward
Jackson, Ralph. Grantee
Description: 230 acres below Knibbs Creek between the lines of Benjamin Ward and others
Amelia County, Va.
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=490&last=&g_p=P17&collection=LO%20Patent

Amelia Co, Va in 1834-1848 approx, in relation to Goochland Co, Va

1738 Giding Gowen.  Amelia County Titheables – 1.  

1739 Giddian Goen
Amelia County Titheables – 1
Amelia Co, Va.  
http://interactive.ancestry.com/6131/VGS_2002_01_01_0386/525370754?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fdb%3dvgs%26gss%3dsfs28_ms_db%26new%3d1%26rank%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gsln%3dGoin%26gsln_x%3d0%26MSAV%3d1%26uidh%3dm37&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnSearchResults&rc=510,1721,605,1750#?imageId=VGS_1997_01_01_0132

1787 Sept 27 – #45 John a black man abt 21 abt 5′ 9-emanc by Jn Finney by deed 27 Sept 87 rec 25 Oct 87–cert Aug Ct 1807-renewed by certificate of John Gowans 7 Dec 1809–[AC DB 18:1786-89 p. 180] [see # 221 below] Amelia Co Va http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/ameliaregister.htm

1803 Sept 25 –  #25 Frank Gowen a black Negro man abt 5′ 9 ½ abt 25 yrs old emanc by Richd M. Jones by deed 25 Sept 1803 and rec 26 Sept 1805–cert 24 Oct 05: copied & dld [AC DB 22:1804-08, p.127–Richard M. Jones of Dinwiddie for L37.10 sells Frank his freedom 26 Sept 03 rec as noted–see Patience et al below # 65 for legislative freeing of wife and children and permission to remain in the state after his death.], Amelia Co Va
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/ameliaregister.htm

1806 March 25 – Milley Gowing and Elijah Fitzgerald were applicants for a marriage bond March 25, 1806, according to Amelia County Marriage Bond No. 193. Samuel Gowing and Samuel Garland were the security witnesses.  (See Gowen Manuscript info below)

1809 Dec 11 – An Inventory and appraisment of the Estate of Frank Gowin . . . (Found on Francis Gowen’s books . . . ). Signed: James Boll, Phillip Holcombe, Luke Boll. p. 512 Will Book 7, 1799-1811, Amelia County, Va. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007646075_00354?pid=1234808&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D1234808%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH928%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH928&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007675944_00470

1810 Jan 16 – #65 Patience alias Patience Gawing a Negro woman aged bt 30 abt 5′ 3 ½ emanc by act of General Assembly passed 16 Jan 1810–cert 23 Aug 1810–see Amelia legislative petitions 16 Dec 1809, Old and others on behalf of Patience the wife and Philemon, Elizabeth and Henry the children of a free black man named Frank late of Amelia County–Frank Gowen had purchased his wife and children but died without freeing them because if he did they would be subject to the law of 1806–bill frees them “as if they had never been in slavery” which presumably allows them to stay–see #25 above. This registration actually entered after #68 Amelia Co Va
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/ameliaregister.htm

1829 Jan 3 – Clementine Gowing and Seaton Y. Dempsey were applicants for a marriage bond January 3, 1829, according to Amelia County Marriage bond No. 301. Landon S. Gowing was security witness. Witnesses were Phillip Smith, Sr, Ro. Tinsley. (See Gowen Manuscript info below)

1832 Sept 4 – A bond was issued September 4, 1832 for the marriage of William Gowen to Sophia Phillips, according to Amelia County Marriage Bond No. 318. Consent was given by Penelope Phillips, “grandmother to Sophia.” Lawson Adcock was security witness. Children born to William Gowen and Sophia Phillips Gowen are unknown. (See Gowen Manuscript info below)

1833 May 29 – Martha C. Gowing and Wiatt Lily were applicants for a marriage bond May 29, 1833, according to Amelia County Marriage Bond No. 323. Landon S. Gowing was a witness. Security witnesses were James Fitzgerald and Ro. Tinsley. The minister’s return showed the bride’s name as Martissa C. Gowing. (See Gowen Manuscript info below)

1834 Aug 30 – George Gowing and Nancy Thurmond were applicants for a marriage bond August 30, 1834, according to Amelia County Marriage Bond No. 329. Thomas Carter, guardian, was a witness. Security witnesses were Albert G. Gooch and Jesse Fortune. Children born to George Gowing and Nancy Thurmond Gowing are unknown.  (See Gowen Manuscript info below)

1834 Dec 2 – Elizabeth Gowin and Winston S. Fortune were applicants for a marriage bond December 2, 1834, according to Amelia County Marriage Bond No. 220. James Fortune gave consent. James Gowin gave consent. William Gowin and John Pugh were security witnesses John Allcock was a witness. (See Gowen Manuscript info below)

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Ancestry.com Info: 

Amelia County, Va:

G Index of Willbooks – 1734-1926: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007646075_00354?pid=1234808&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D1234808%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH928%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH928&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007675972_00026
(only one entry found – following for Fancis Gowin):

Will Book 7, 1799-1811, Amelia County, Va.

1809 Dec 11 – An Inventory and appraisment of the Estate of Frank Gowin . . . (Found on Francis Gowen’s books . . . ). Signed: James Boll, Phillip Holcombe, Luke Boll. p. 512 Will Book 7, 1799-1811, Amelia County, Va. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007646075_00354?pid=1234808&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D1234808%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH928%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH928&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007675944_00470

Resources:

Amelia Co Va tithe lists:

Binns Genealogy has 1736-55, 1762, 1779
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/

Tithe Lists in 1736:

(No Goings seen in 1736 list)

Tithe Lists in 1737:

(No Goings seen in 1737 list)

Tithe Lists in 1738:

1738 June 10 – A List of Tithables Between Deep and Hall Creek taken June 10 for the year 1738
Giding Gowen – 1
Amelia County Titheables
Amelia Co, Va.

Tithe Lists in 1739:

1739 June 11 – A List of Titheables Taken by Edwd Booker Between Deep & Flat Creek
Giddian Goen – 1
Amelia County Titheables
Amelia Co, Va.

Tithe Lists in 1740:

(Reviewed all pages available – no Goings seen)

Tithe Lists in 1741:

(Reviewed all pages available – no Goings seen)

Tithe Lists in 1742:

(Reviewed all pages available – no Goings seen)

Tithe Lists in 1743:

(Reviewed all pages available – no Going surnames – but there is a Going Johnson listed here: http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/VaColonialTitheLists/Amelia/1743Tith/04b.jpg )

Tithe Lists 1744-55 – available on Binns:
(Still need to review 1744-1754)

Tithe Lists in 1755:

(Reviewed all pages – no Goings seen)

Tithe Lists in 1762:

(Reviewed all pages – no Goings seen)

Tithe Lists in 1779

(List appears incomplete – no Goings seen on pages available)

Gowen Manuscript:

AMELIA COUNTY, VIRGINIA

Some marriage records of Amelia County were published in “Amelia County, Virginia Courthouse Miniatures” by B. F. Davis:

A bond was issued September 4, 1832 for the marriage of William Gowen to Sophia Phillips, according to Amelia County Marriage Bond No. 318. Consent was given by Penelope Phillips, “grandmother to Sophia.” Lawson Adcock was security witness. Children born to William Gowen and Sophia Phillips Gowen are unknown.
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Benjamin Goins was born September 25, 1883 in Amelia County, Virginia. Benjamin Goins was married in 1908 to Mrs. Julia Archer Warriner as her second husband. She was the daughter of John Taylor Warriner, Jr. and Julia Archer Cottrell Warriner, who were married in 1877 in Richmond, Virgina. Benjamin Goins died December 5, 1948.
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Elizabeth Gowin and Winston S. Fortune were applicants for a marriage bond December 2, 1834, according to Amelia County Marriage Bond No. 220. James Fortune gave consent. James Gowin gave consent. William Gowin and John Pugh were security witnesses John Allcock was a witness.
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Clementine Gowing and Seaton Y. Dempsey were applicants for a marriage bond January 3, 1829, according to Amelia County Marriage bond No. 301. Landon S. Gowing was security witness. Witnesses were Phillip Smith, Sr, Ro. Tinsley.
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George Gowing and Nancy Thurmond were applicants for a marriage bond August 30, 1834, according to Amelia County Marriage Bond No. 329. Thomas Carter, guardian, was a wit-ness. Security witnesses were Albert G. Gooch and Jesse Fortune. Children born to George Gowing and Nancy Thurmond Gowing are unknown.
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Martha C. Gowing and Wiatt Lily were applicants for a marriage bond May 29, 1833, according to Amelia County Marriage Bond No. 323. Landon S. Gowing was a witness. Security witnesses were James Fitzgerald and Ro. Tinsley. The minister’s return showed the bride’s name as Martissa C. Gowing.
==O==
Milley Gowing and Elijah Fitzgerald were applicants for a marriage bond March 25, 1806, according to Amelia County Marriage Bond No. 193. Samuel Gowing and Samuel Garland were the security witnesses.

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