Virginia – Essex 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)

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Essex County, Virginia – INFO:

1691 July 10 – John Goune writes his will:
In the name of God amen the last will and testament of John Goune being in perfect memory praised be almighty God for it. First I bequeath my soul to God that gave it and my saviour Jesus Christ that redeemed me in whom I put all my trust and confidence in hope of assuned resurrection . Secondly I give my body to the earth to be decently buried also I freely give unto my very loving wife Eliz Goune all my lands with houses or whard(Sp?) and fences to her and her heires(sp?) for ever. Also I give unto my forsaid loving  wife all my cattell horses and mayres and all my stock of hoogs calfs I do freely unto my foresaid loveing wife all my houseall goods and all of the debts that is due to me also I desire that my wife shall pay all my debts that I do owe this bing my last will and  testament my desire is that it shall be full paid(sp?) and this will to be irrevocable in witness hereof I have set my hand and seal this 10th day of July in the year of our Lord God 1691.
His Mark: John (I) Goune (seale)
Witnesses: John Colleyton, Jeremy (I) Shepard
Proved by the oaths of the witnesses both in the County Court on 10th day of November 1698. Truely Recorded.

1698 Nov 10 John Gounne will gives all to wife Elizabeth in Essex Co Va marked snip

1698 Oct 10:
Jno Guin bond and appt extr:
Know all men by these presents that we Eliz Guine and Richd Brook of the County of Essex are held and firmly bound unto his Maj justices of the peace for the County in the sum of thirty thousand pds of good (?) tobo to be payment when of . . . (appointed executors) 10th day of Octber 1698
Signed: Eliz X Guin (Seale)
Richd Brooke (Seale)
Wits: Ruth Covington, Robt Coleman

1698 Oct 10 Eliz Goun posts bond as admin on estate of John Goun in Essex Co Va marked snip

1699 Nov 11 –
In the name of God amen. First, bequeath my soul to Almighty God which gave it me and my body to be buried in Cristen buriel.  I do bequef after the deses of my wife Elizabeth Goun my land to Sarah Green – daughter of Saml Green to have ar(sp?) for ever.
Witness my hand – the second(sp?) of July won thousand six hun ninty 8(sp?).
John (I) Gowin (his mark)
Witnesses: Charles Hall, John (I) Parr (his mark), Saml Greene
Proved in the County Court on 11th day of November 1699 by the oathes of Charles Hall and Saml Green (unk writing)

The deposition of Sarah the wife of Saml Green aged forty years or thereabouts. Sayth that ye deponent being at the house of Jno Goun deceased ye night before his death for he died ye next night about the same time did here ye sd Gun desire my husband to make
his will he being unwilling himselfe desired Charles Hall who was there a Freeman in Jno Guns house to make it tooke inke to paper and ye deponent did heare ye sd Jno Gun dictate to ye scribe verbatim what is written in ye will and did see him signe itt with his marke as itt appeares and ye depont did take him ye sd Gun to be in perfict sence of memory at his signeing ye sd will to ye best of my judgment and knowledge and further saith not.
Sarah (S) Greene
Examined and sworne fore me Danl Dobyns
Truly Recorded . . .
County Court 11th day of Octbr 1699

1699 Nov 11 John Gounn devises his land to Sara Green daughter of Saml Green after his wife Eliz Goun dies in Essex Co Va marked snip

Family Bible info:

David Going m. Mahalia J. Going

Children:

John H. Going, b. 12/27/1810
James G. Going, b. 4/20/1813 – d. 11/14/1832
Catherine F. Going, b. 3/22/1816
Elizabeth L. Going, b. 7/9/1820
Susan A. Going, b. 1822
Robert A. Going, b. 5/20/1830
Richard T (J?) Going, b. 2/13/1832 – d. 10/31/1870
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Catherine F. Going (mother of)

Mary C. Going, b. 11/15/1843
John H. Going, b. 4/14/1847

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John H. Going m. Emily P. Farmer b. 6/1/1808, married on July 1, 1833
(her parents are Ralph Farmer and Susan L)
Children:

James G. Going, b. 4/6/1834 – d. 4/13/1835
Charles H. Going, b. 6/8/1836 – d. 3/2/1838

Emily P. Gowan (Farmer) died May 29, 1875
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Gowen Manuscript:

ESSEX COUNTY, VIRGINIA

Goin Barbee, son of John Barbee, was born about 1739 in Essex County, according to the research of Sue Bates. John Barbee was born about 1715 in Essex County and died in 1792 in Orange County, North Carolina. Goin Barbee died April 8, 1806 in Chatham County, North Carolina.
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Gowin Beasley, grandson of William Beasley II, was mentioned in the will of Beasley which was written December 8, 1744 in Essex County. Mary Beasley, wife of William Beasley II was named his administratrix.
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James Going attested to the will of Frederick Coghill October 12, 1758, according to Essex County Will Book II.
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Thomas Going was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Essex County, North township, page 104..
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The will of John Gounn was submitted for probate November 1, 1699, according to “Essex County, Virginia Wills and Administrations.”
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John Gowan appeared as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Essex County, North township, page 84.
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Nancy Gowan was married to Thomas Collins April 21, 1832, according to Rappahannock & Essex County, Virginia Mar-riage Book 1, page 240.
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Betsy Gowen, “free colored” appeared as the head of a house-hold in the 1820 census of Essex County, page 38A:

Gowen, Betsy free colored female 24-36″
free colored male 10-24
free colored female 10-24
free colored male 10-24
free colored male 0-10″

She was enumerated in the 1830 census of Essex County, page 133, as the head of a household:

“Gowan, Elizabeth free colored female 36-55″
free colored female 10-24
free colored female 10-24
free colored female 0-14
free colored female 0-14
free colored female 0-14
free colored female 0-14”

Enumerated in a nearby location in the 1830 census of Essex County, also on page 133, was the household of Lewis Gowan, “free colored”, suggested as a son of Elizabeth Gowan. The household was enumerated as:

“Gowan, Lewis free colored male 10-24
free colored male 10-24
free colored female 24-36
free colored female 10-24
free colored male 0 10”

“Lewis Gowing” reappeared as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Essex County, page 74, North township.
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John Gowen appeared in the 1880 census of Essex County as the head of a household in Enumeration District 22, page 7, Rappahannock District;

“Gowen, John 31, born in VA
Maria 25, born in VA
Wilson, Katie 4, born in VA, adopted
daughter”
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Ann Gowing was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Essex County, North township, page 70..

 

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Essex County Virgina FamilySearch notes:

Court Records:

Deeds, wills, etc., 1656-1901; general indexes, 1656-1936
Authors:
Virginia. County Court (Essex County) (Main Author)
Virginia. County Court (Rappahannock (old) County) (Added Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/413447?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)

Order books, 1692-1904; general indexes, 1684-1728
Authors:
Virginia. County Court (Essex County) (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/401758?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)

Land:

Deeds, wills, etc., 1656-1901; general indexes, 1656-1936
Authors:
Virginia. County Court (Essex County) (Main Author)
Virginia. County Court (Rappahannock (old) County) (Added Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/413447?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)

Land trials, 1711-1760 [1769], 1790-1818
Authors:
Virginia. County Court (Essex County) (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/369011?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Online but not ready yet)

Probate:

Will books, 1717-1904; general indexes to wills and fiduciary accounts, 1717-1904
Authors:
Virginia. County Court (Essex County) (Main Author)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/133358?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Available online)

Wills of Rappahannock County, Virginia, 1656-1692
Statement of Responsibility:
by William Montgomery Sweeny
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/109797?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Review at Family Center)

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