Virginia – Appomattox County – 1700s to early 1800s

(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)

Appomattox Co Va map

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Appomattox County, Virginia – INFO

FamilySearch Wiki Page: https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Appomattox_County,_Virginia_Genealogy

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1845–Appomattox County was created 8 February 1845 from Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte and Prince Edward Counties.
County seat: Appomattox

FACTS and SOURCES:

1769 – Birth year – Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917
Name: Rachael Gowen
Birth Date: abt 1769
Death Date: May 1869
Death Place: Appomattox County, Virginia
Death Age: 100
Race: White
Marital status: Single
Gender: Female
FHL Film Number: 2056972
Ancestry.com. Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2558&h=531077&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=kUu4679&_phstart=successSource

1805 – Birth year – Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917
Name: Powhatan Gowen
Birth Date: abt 1805
Birth Place: Buckingham
Death Date: 7 Aug 1870
Death Place: Appomattox County, Virginia
Death Age: 65
Race: White
Marital status: Married
Gender: Male
Spouse Name: M. Gowen
FHL Film Number: 2056972
Ancestry.com. Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2558&h=532296&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=kUu4665&_phstart=successSource

1806 – Birth year – Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917
Name: Susannah Gowen
Birth Date: abt 1806
Death Date: 17 May 1876
Death Place: Appomattox County, Virginia
Death Age: 70
Race: White
Marital status: Married
Gender: Female
Spouse Name: S.H. Gowen
FHL Film Number: 2056972
Ancestry.com. Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2558&h=502180&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=kUu4679&_phstart=successSource

1821 – Birth year – Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917
Name: Chas Gowen
Birth Date: abt 1821
Birth Place: Appomattox
Death Date: 10 Mar 1875
Death Place: Appomattox County, Virginia
Death Age: 54
Race: White
Gender: Male
Father Name: Jordan Gowen
Mother Name: Inda Gowen
FHL Film Number: 2056972
Ancestry.com. Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2558&h=423343&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=kUu4679&_phstart=successSource

1826 – Birth year – Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917
Name: Walter Gowen
Birth Date: abt 1826
Death Date: Jun 1876
Death Place: Appomattox County, Virginia
Death Age: 50
Race: Colored (Black)
Marital status: Married
Gender: Male
Spouse Name: S.H. Gowen
FHL Film Number: 2056972
Ancestry.com. Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2558&h=502182&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=kUu4679&_phstart=successSource

1850 US Census:
Name: Vina Gowan
Age: 93
Birth Year: abt 1757
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: Appomattox, Virginia, USA
Gender: Female
Family Number: 732
Household Members:
Name Age
Vina Gowan 93
Samuel Gowan 44
Year: 1850; Census Place: Appomattox, Virginia; Roll: M432_933; Page: 205A; Image: 409
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=14825212

1850 US Census:
Name: Judith Gowan
Age: 60
Birth Year: abt 1790
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: Appomattox, Virginia, USA
Gender: Female
Family Number: 731
Household Members:
Name Age
Judith Gowan 60
Mary A Gowan 35
Judith Gowan 21
Charles Gowan 23
Elizabeth Gowan 19
Year: 1850; Census Place: Appomattox, Virginia; Roll: M432_933; Page: 204B; Image: 408
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=14825207

1850 US Census:
Name: Jesse Gowan
Age: 56
Birth Year: abt 1794
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: Appomattox, Virginia, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 494
Household Members:
Name Age
Jesse Gowan 56
Lucy Gowan 40
George W Gowan 18
Doctor M Gowan 14
Year: 1850; Census Place: Appomattox, Virginia; Roll: M432_933; Page: 189A; Image: 377
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=14823867

1850 US Census:
Name: Powhatan Gowan
Age: 50
Birth Year: abt 1800
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: Appomattox, Virginia, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 734
Household Members:
Name Age
Powhatan Gowan 50
Matiald Gowan 45
Martha S Gowan 14
John H Gowan 13
William M Gowan 10
Powhatan Gowan 8
Mary E Gowan 6
Eliza A Gowan 2
James E Gowan 0
Year: 1850; Census Place: Appomattox, Virginia; Roll: M432_933; Page: 205A; Image: 409
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=14825215

1850 US Census:
Name: Samuel H Gowan
Age: 47
Birth Year: abt 1803
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: Appomattox, Virginia, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 735
Household Members:
Name Age
Samuel H Gowan 47
Susan Gowan 35
Martha Gowan 16
Joseph Gowan 14
Samuel Gowan 12
Crawford Gowan 6
Nancy S Gowan 3
Year: 1850; Census Place: Appomattox, Virginia; Roll: M432_933; Page: 205A; Image: 409
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=14825224

1850 US Census:
Name: William Gowan
Age: 45
Birth Year: abt 1805
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: Appomattox, Virginia, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 503
Household Members:
Name Age
William Gowan 45
Elizabeth Gowan 40
James Gowan 23
Martha Gowan 20
Jordan Gowan 17
Judith A Gowan 16
Nancy Gowan 14
Frances Gowan 12
Mary Gowan 8
Alexander Gowan 10
Elizabeth Gowan 3
Sarah Gowan 1
Eliza Gowan 1
Year: 1850; Census Place: Appomattox, Virginia; Roll: M432_933; Page: 189A; Image: 377
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=14823905

1850 US Census:
Name: Jordan Gowan
Age: 43
Birth Year: abt 1807
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: Appomattox, Virginia, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 502
Household Members:
Name Age
Jordan Gowan 43
Betsey A Gowan 33
Miland A Gowan 14
Mary J Gowan 13
William Gowan 10
Lucy A Gowan 5
Bettie Gowan 2
Year: 1850; Census Place: Appomattox, Virginia; Roll: M432_933; Page: 189A; Image: 377
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=14823898

1850 US Census:
Name: Frederick Gowan
Age: 36
Birth Year: abt 1814
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: Appomattox, Virginia, USA
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Family Number: 571
Household Members:
Name Age
John R Megginson 44
Mary Megginson 33
Sarah Megginson 15
Archibald Megginson 13
Jane Megginson 11
Frederick Gowan 36
Year: 1850; Census Place: Appomattox, Virginia; Roll: M432_933; Page: 194A; Image: 387
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=14824303

1850 US Census: 
Name: Webster Gowan
Age: 35
Birth Year: abt 1815
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: Appomattox, Virginia, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 411
Household Members:
Name Age
John West 50
Nancy West 45
William McCornack 84
Nancy McCornack 80
Nathaniel Bagby 65
Thomas A C Way 68
Archibald Drinkard 70
Dabney Harris 45
Webster Gowan 35
Nancy Mayberry 40
Henry B Mayberry 0
Manerva Williams 21
Mary M Williams 2
Charles Barges 60
Lucy Engh 35
Thomas Engh 4
Jane B Engh 1
Frank Beverly 80
Year: 1850; Census Place: Appomattox, Virginia; Roll: M432_933; Page: 183A; Image: 365
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=14823401

1850 US Census:
Name: Elizabeth Gowan
Age: 34
Birth Year: abt 1816
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: Appomattox, Virginia, USA
Gender: Female
Family Number: 132
Household Members:
Name Age
Elizabeth Gowan 34
James E Gowan 18
Year: 1850; Census Place: Appomattox, Virginia; Roll: M432_933; Page: 164A; Image: 327
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=14821800

1850 US Census:
Name: Robert Gowan
Age: 25
Birth Year: abt 1825
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: Appomattox, Virginia, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 582
Household Members:
Name Age
Robert Beasley 35
Martha Beasley 45
Charles H Beasley 15
Sarah C Beasley 13
John J Beasley 9
Stephen H Beasley 6
Betha Beasley 4
D C Bridgeland 35
Charles W Dawson 30
Robert Pattison 18
James T Evers 26
George B Manley 60
William Manley 30
Joseph D Haynes 35
Robert Gowan 25
James Gowan 22
Richard Alley 30
John Wood 50
Samuel Via 36
Year: 1850; Census Place: Appomattox, Virginia; Roll: M432_933; Page: 195A; Image: 389
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=14824387

 

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Gowen Manuscript:

APPOMATTOX COUNTY, VIRGINIA

Householders of interest to Gowen chroniclers appeared in the 1850 census of Appomattox County. Included were:

Householder Page District

Gowan, Elizabeth 164 North Township
Gowan, Frederick 194 North Township
Gowan, James 195 North Township
Gowan, Jesse 189 North Township
Gowan, Jordan 189 North Township
Gowan, Judith 204 North Township
Gowan, Powhatan 205 North Township
Gowan, Robert 195 North Township
Gowan, Samuel H. 205 North Township
Gowan, Via 205 North Township
Gowan, Webster 183 North Township
Gowan, William 189 North Township
==O==
Daniel M. Goin was the head of a household enumerated in the 1880 census of Appomattox County, Enumeration District 7, page 17 in Clover Hill District:

“Goin, Daniel M. 46, born in Virginia
Mary J. 42, born in Virginia
Benjamin F. 22, born in Virginia
Mary E. 13, born in Virginia
Cleopatra 11, born in Virginia
Mathew J. 9, born in Virginia
Moses 8, born in Virginia
Alfred 4, born in Virginia”
==O==
Jordon Goin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Appomattox County, Enumeration District 7, page 8, in Clover Hill District:

“Goin, Jordon 26, born in Virginia
Queen 28, born in Virginia
Edgar T. 4, born in Virginia
R. G. 2, born in Virginia, daughter”
==O==
William J. Goin was recorded as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Appomattox County, Enumeration District 7, page 16, Clover Hill District:

“Goin, William J. 35, born in Virginia
Jane E. 35, born in Virginia
Henrietta 17, born in Virginia
Ellen 14, born in Virginia
Cleveland 11, born in Virginia
William Mason 8, born in Virginia
Martha 5, born in Virginia
Jennie 2, born in Virginia”
==O==
The will of Joseph W. Goin who died in 1911 was filed in Ap-pomattox County Will Book 1, page 468. In it were listed his heirs:

“The following is a list of the names and addresses of the heirs of Jos. W. Goin who died intestate on the 3rd day of January, 1911 who would have been the heirs of said decedent had said decedent died in testate and the degree of kinship of each to the said decedent, to wit:

Name Age Relationship Address

Mary E. Goin 57 widow Pamplin, VA
Samuel H. Goin 37 son Pamplin, VA
DeWitt Talmadge Goin 35 son Vera, VA
Susie M. Case 33 daughter Cullen, VA
Cassie O. Edwards 30 daughter Washington, DC
Annie Baldwin 28 daughter Pamplin, VA
Bessie Grange 26 daughter Pamplin, VA
Otis Goin 21 son Pamplin, VA
Emmett Goin 20 son Pamplin, VA

Diligent inquiry has been made as to the foregoing and said list is believed to be true and correct.

Samuel H. Goin, Pamplin, VA
Personal Representative”

In a latter dated October 11, 1989 Katie Ruth Goin Adams of Pamplin, Virginia recorded the names of the children of her grandparents, DeWitt Talmadge Goin and Katie Grieb Goin as:

Frank A. Goin [deceased]
John H. Goin
Evie Goin Harris
DeWitt Talmadge Goin, Jr. [deceased]
Conrad Goin

Additionally she reported the children of her parents, DeWitt Talmadge Goin, Jr. and his second wife, Alice Ruth Brown Goin as:

Joseph W. Goin
Katie Ruth Goin Adams
Rachel Alice Goin Harris
James H. Goin
Nannie B. Goin Farinholt
Marshall D. Goin
Lester M. Goin
Mary F. Goin Lucas
Barbara L. Goin Dickerson
Margaret A. Goin Guido
Leon T. Goin
Stephen T. Goin
==O==
Crawford H. Goin was born in October 1847 of parents unknown. He was married to Mary Virginia Price in 1865, according to Janice Farrington Samuelson, a descendant of Salisbury, North Carolina. She wrote December 15, 1994, “CrawfordH. Goin had five grandsons; Charles L. Goin and Jerry T. Goin of Salem, VA; Glenn A. Goin, Norfolk, VA; Harry L. Goin, Middle River, MD and Emmett H. Goin, Baltimore. He also had a sister, Florence Goin who was married to J. B. McFaddin.”

Crawford H. Goin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Appomattox County, Clover Hill District, near Pamplin, Virginia:

“Goin, Crawford H. 52, born in October 1847 in VA
Mary V. 55, born in April 1845 in VA
Charlie 20, born in October 1879 in VA,
son
Franklin, Donna V. 13, born in August 1886 in VA,
niece
Loomis, Samuel L. 9, born September 1892 in VA,
grandson”

The enumeration showed that they had been married for 35 years and had six living children in 1900. He was a farmer and a land owner. He was illiterate.

Children born to Crawford H. Goin and Mary Virginia Price Goin include:

Mary Ann Goin born April 12, 1872

Mary Ann Goin, daughter of Crawford H. Goin and Mary Virginia Price Goin, was born April 12, 1872, probably at Hicksburg, Virginia. She was married January 22, 1893 to Levi J. Harker of Cumberland, New Jersey, according to Janice Farrington Samuelson, a granddaughter. During the Civil War he served in Company H, Third New Jersey Cavalry Regiment as a trooper.

They were enumerated in 1900 in an adjacent location with her parents in Clover Hill District:

Harker, Levi J. 58, born in NJ
Mary 22, born in VA
Edgar 7, born in VA
Sallie 3, born in VA”

She died November 11, 1929. Both were buried in Matthews Presbyterian Church Cemetery at Hicksburg.

Children born to Levi J. Harker and Mary Lou Goins include:

Elbert Elbridge Harker born March 10, 1895
Sallie Lillian Harker born April 9, 1897
Annie Mae Harker born February 10, 1903
Pearl Emerson Harker born August 8, 1907
Carrie Virginia Harker born June 2, 1910

Also enumerated in the 1900 census of Appomattox County, Clover Hill District in a nearby location to Crawford H. Goin was the household of Powhatan B. Goin:

“Goin, Powhatan B. 52, born in February 1848 in VA
widower, farmer, literate
Mary A. 51, born in May 1849 in VA,
sister, unmarried”

Powhatan B. Goin appeared to have a close relationship with Elijah P. Fore who was enumerated nearby.
==O==
Floyd Gowen was married about 1911 to Susie Blodget, perhaps in Appomattox County, according to Walter Scott, a descendants.

Children born to Floyd Gowen and Susie Blodget Gowen include:

Robert Gowen born about 1913
Leslie Gowen born about 1915
Sara Elizabeth Gowen born November 17, 1917

Sara Elizabeth Gowen, daughter of Floyd Gowen and Susie Blodget Gowen, was born in Appomattox County November 17, 1917, according to Walter Scott, a grandson. She was married about 1934 to Charles Marshall Scott. She died May 2, 1962 at Dillwyn, Virginia in Buckingham County. Eleven children were born to them. After her death he was remarried to Sharon Olivia Marston.

Descendant Researchers

Katie Ruth Goin Adams, Route 1, Box 144 E, Scenic Knoll, Pamplin, VA, 23958
Janice Farrington Samuelson, 210 Winding Way, Salisbury, NC, 28147,
704/639-9219

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