Virginia – Fairfax County – 1700s to early 1800s

FamilySearch.org wiki page for Fairfax Co, Va:    https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Fairfax_County,_Virginia_Genealogy

FamilySearch.org catalogue page for Fairfax Co, Va:    https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bsubject%3AVirginia%20%2Bsubject%3AFairfax

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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Fairfax County, Virginia

1710-1722 – Chart of George Mason III showing purchase of Thomas Gowing‘s 653acres, in Fairfax/Stafford Co, Va.
http://www.gunstonhall.org/georgemason/landholdings/land_purchases.html

1725 Nov 12th, William Gowen – received another land grant on Pope’s Head Run in Fairfax County, Virginia. Reference is made to the grant in a lease made by “Ambrose Gowing to Kathrine Gowing, widow.” Ambrose Gowen leased land from his mother described as a “grant to William Gowing, father of the said Ambrose Gowing by patent bearing date 12th, 11th month, 1725.” The lease, recorded 8th, 3rd month, 1726 in Stafford County Deed Book 1, page 353, was witnessed by George Mason, Joseph Haines and Brent Hutnall. A release appears in Stafford County Deed Book 1, page 354. Stafford Co, Va  http://interactive.ancestry.com/48438/VALandRecords-003308-423/345936?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fdb%3dFLHG-VALandRecords%26gss%3dsfs28_ms_db%26new%3d1%26rank%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gsfn%3dAmbrose%26gsfn_x%3d0%26gsln%3dGowing%26gsln_x%3d0%26MSAV%3d0%26uidh%3dm37&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnSearchResults&rc=920,459,1057,491;389,540,548,572;546,541,685,572

1743 Thomas Going buys a lease on land from Robert Bates in Fairfax County, Va. (Fairfax County, Va deed index).

1743 Nov 27 – F-144: William Elzey, son of Capt . lewis Elzey, of Fairfax Co. 300 A. in Fairfax Co . Surv. Mr. William West. Adj. John Gowen, Col. Carter, on Ox Road, Bond Veal, Giles Tillet, Thomas Ford. 27 Nov . 1743. p. 8.   Va. Land Trans – Fairfax Co.
http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F/NUXGTGU21PJDCXUBKG3PDBV219M4QEL55EPI2E853P1FEJACEA-30901?func=full-set-set&set_number=005414&set_entry=000008&format=999

1744 March 5 – Deed: sale of 56 acres to Thomas Ford, 5 Mar 1743/44,Fairfax, Virginia, USA. “Fairfax County was created in 1742”.  John Gowen and Mary Keife Gowen on March 5, 1744 deeded to Thomas Ford the 56 acres of land he had inherited from William Gowen, according to Fairfax County Deed Book A-1, page 551. This land was located on the east side of Pope’s Head Run and was part of the 102 acres of land which had been granted to William Gowen November 12, 1725.”  [the figure 102 above should be 112, and 56 is 1/2 the original grant to William Gowen November 12, 1725 – ceb 25 Aug 2014]  Fairfax Co, Va.   http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/1725grantwilliamgowingsstaffordcovamap.jpg

1744 July 6 – F-187: John Gowen of Fairfax Co. 155 A. in Fairfax Co. Surv. Mr. William West. Adj . Thomas Ford, main Br . of Pope’s Head, Capt . Connyer. 6 July 1744. p. 10. Va. Land Trans – Fairfax Co., Va
http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F/NUXGTGU21PJDCXUBKG3PDBV219M4QEL55EPI2E853P1FEJACEA-31582?func=full-set-set&set_number=005417&set_entry=000007&format=999

http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/1744grantjohngowenfairfaxcova2.jpg

1744 July 10 – F-191: John Gowen of Fairfax Co . 144 A. in said Co. Surv. Mr. William West . Near Pohick, adj. Robert Carter Esq, Wid . Coffer, Richard Simpson. 10 July 1744. p. 10.
Va. Land Trans – Fairfax Co, Va
http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F/NUXGTGU21PJDCXUBKG3PDBV219M4QEL55EPI2E853P1FEJACEA-32039?func=full-set-set&set_number=005420&set_entry=000006&format=999

1745 March 11 – Peter Gowing’s first wife, Isabel Gowing
Isabel died March 11, 1745. p. 65
Overwharton Parish, Va
https://archive.org/stream/virginiaoverwhar00will#page/64/mode/2up

1745 May 28 – Peter Gowing marries Mary Sullivant
Marriage recorded on May 28, 1745. p. 65
Overwharton Parish, Va.
https://archive.org/stream/virginiaoverwhar00will#page/64/mode/2up

1746 Mar 17 – F-270: Mr. Daniel Jenings of Fairfax Co. 1053 A. in said Co. Surv. Elias Davis. Jenings purchased 795 A. granted Rev. Mr. James Brechin. 20 Dec. 1716, 195 A. granted Capt . Simon Pearson 18 Feb. 1729, and 12 A. granted said Jenings 25 Nov. 1740. Resurv. added 51 A. surplus. Adj. Thomas Goings now Mr. George Mason granted 20 Jan. 1724, Major John Colvill, Lubbers Br., James Robertson, Gabriel Adams. 17 Mar. 1746. p 15
Land Trans – Fairfax Co.

1746 June 9, John Gowen and Mary Keith Gowen sold their Truro Parish, Fairfax County land located on the north side of Occoquan Run. Fairfax Co, Va

1746 July 14, John Gowen and Mary Keith Gowen  sold their Fairfax County land granted by the Proprietor. Mary was the daughter and probably the oldest child of Cornelius Keith and Elizabeth Keith, according to “Southern Lineages.” Fairfax Co, Va
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/courts/circuit/pdf/deed-book-index-1742-1797.pdf

1747 Oct 12 – Capt. John Minor, Charles Broadwater, Charles Green, John Hollis
Minister: Rev. Charles Green
Vestrymen: Capt. Lewis Ellzey, Capt. John Minor, Hugh West, Andrew Hutchison, Capt. Richard Osborn, Edward Evins, Robert Boggess, Col. John Colvill, Charles Broadwater, Capt. Jeremiah Bronaugh
Payments: Rev. Charles Green – salary, John Barry – clerk, John Wybird Dainty – clerk, Joseph Moxley – clerk, William Champrey – clerk, William Henry Ferrett – clerk, Philip Howell – sexton, Mary Bennit – sexton, Mary McDowell – sexton, William Grove – sexton, John Hollis for support of his son John disabled for 2 years, widow Richardson for support, Doctor John Robertson, Charles Griffin for keeping Thomas Wilkinson – paid to Hugh West, Mathew Bradley, John Graham, Robert Boggess, William Kitchen for taking care of Susanna Williams, Henry Fren for taking care of and burying Hannah Stevenson, John Simmons for his trouble with Hannah Forbes, John Tramol, John Keen for maintaining a poor child.
Signatures: Capt John West, Hugh West
Orders: Andrew Hutchison and Capt. Richard Osborn appt Church Wardens; payment for Philip Howell
Signatures: Charles Green, Andrew Hutchison, Richard Osborn, William Lowry Ferrett
Pohick Church – in Lorton, Virginia
Truro Parish Colonial Vestry Book
Truro Parish, Va.
http://www.pohick.org/vestrybook.html Pg 57, 58

1749 January 16, William Godfrey wrote his will January 16, 1749, and it was recorded March 20, 1753, according to Fairfax County Will Book B, page 13. Fairfax Co, Va

1753 May 22 – Peter Going died at Priscilla Hayes’ – May 22, 1753.
Overwharton Parish, Va
https://archive.org/stream/virginiaoverwhar00will#page/70/mode/2up

1754 Feb 7 – Jacob Going – enlistment date in Virginia Regiment – Virginia Regiment Payroll. Va. Militia

1754 May 29 – Jacob Going
Virginia Regiment payroll

1754 July 3 – Jacob Going
Virginia Regiment payroll

1754 – Jacob Going
Paybill of the Virginia Regiment made by George Washington to the officers and soldiers.
Va Militia

1754 – Jacob Going
Letter from Robert Morris to George Washington with list of soldiers who have received Bounty money.
Va. Militia

1754 July 9 – Jacob Gowin – Capt. Stobo
Captain Robert Stobo’s Company
Va. Militia

1754 July 29 – Jacob Going
Pay of the Virginia Regiment.
Va. Militia

1754 July – Jacob Gowin – Capt Stobo
Stobos Co – Roll of the Officers and Soldiers who Engaged in the Service of this Colony before the Battle of the Meadows
Va Militia

1754 July 29 – Sept 29 – Jacob Gowen – Captain Andrew Lewis
pay bill under Captain Andrew Lewis detachment sent to Augusta
Va Militia

1755 Oct 15 – Daniel Going – George Weedon
Va. Winchester Militia – Ensign George Weedon’s Pay Roll of Recruits,
Winchester, Va. Militia

1756 Feb and Mar – Zadock Gowen – Captain Christopher Gist
Virginia Militia – Pay Roll of Captain Christopher Gist’s Company
Va Militia

1756 April – Zadock Gowen – Captain Christopher Gist
Virginia Militia – Pay Roll of Captain Christopher Gist’s Company
Va Militia

1756 May and June, and July 13 – Daniel Going – Captain Thomas Cocke
Virginia Militia – Pay Roll of Captain Thomas Cocke’s Company
Va Militia

1756 July and August – Daniel Gowen – Captain Thomas Cocke
Virginia Militia – Pay Roll of Captain Thomas Cocke’s Company
Va Militia

1756 July 13 – Daniel Gowing – Captain Thomas Cocke
Va Militia – 27 yrs, 5’4″, from Virginia, Planter, Enlistmt 9/55 in Stafford Co – Size Roll of Captain Thomas Cocke’s Company
Va Militia

1756 July 13 – Zadock Gowen – Captain Christopher Gist
Va. Militia 24yrs, 5’6″, from Maryland, Hunter, from Maryland, Enlstmt 2/56 in Baltimore, Md., description very dark, stout, well set- Size Roll of Captain Christopher Gist’s Company
(Other descriptions for other troops included – fair, dark, thin, red hair, well set, tender eyed, hearty, burly).
Va Militia
http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~amxroads/Gist/company.html

1756 July 13 – Zadock Gowen – Captain Christopher Gist
Virginia Militia – Pay Roll of Captain Christopher Gist’s Company
Va Militia

1756 July 13 – Zadock Gowens – Captain Christopher Gist
Virginia Militia – Pay Roll of Captain Christopher Gist’s Company
Va Militia

1756 July – Zadock Gowen – Captain Christopher Gist
Virginia Militia – Pay Roll of Captain Christopher Gist’s Company
Va Militia

1756 December – Daniel Gowing – Captain Thomas Cocke
Virginia Militia – Pay Roll of Captain Thomas Cocke’s Company
Va Militia

1757 June, July and Aug – Daniel Going – Captain Joshua Lewis
Virginia Militia – Pay Roll of Captain Joshua Lewis’ Company
Va Militia

1757 July 1 – Zadock Goings – Capt Gist
Va. Militia – 7 men deserted from Capt Gist’s Company – brought back on Jun 1. Return of the Virginia Regiment, Commanded by Gen George Washington, Fort Loudoun, July 1, 1757. Va Militia

1757 July – Daniel Gowing
Va. Militia – 27yrs, 5’4″, from Virginia, Hatter, enlistment in Stafford Co.
Stafford Co, Va Militia

1757 July – Daniel Gowen – Capt Joshua Lewis
Va. Militia – Necessaries for 7th Company of Virginia Regiment Commanded by Capt Joshua Lewis Va Militia

1757 Aug 28 – Zadock Going – Capt Robert Spotswood
Va. Militia – A Necessaries Roll of Capt Robert Spotswood’s Company. Virginia Militia.
Va Militia

1757 Sept – Daniel Gowing – Capt Joshua Lewis
Va. Militia – Necessaries for 7th Company of Virginia Regiment Commanded by Capt Joshua Lewis
Va Militia

1757 Sept – Jacob Going
Va. Militia – (deserters) – Return for Month of Sept for Virginia Regiment, commanded by George Washington, Fort Loudoun, Oct 1, 1757.
Va Militia

1757 Sept – Jacob Gowan – Major Andrew Lewis
Virginia Militia, Return of Major Andrew Lewis’ Company wanting Necessaries.
Va Militia

1757 Sept – Zadoc Gowings – Major Andrew Lewis
Virginia Militia, Return of Major Andrew Lewis’ Company wanting Necessaries.
Va Militia

1757 Oct – Daniel Gowen – Capt Joshua Lewis
Va. Militia – Necessaries for 7th Company of Virginia Regiment Commanded by Capt Joshua Lewis
Va Militia

1757 Oct 7 – Zadock Goings – Capt Robert Spotswood
Va. Militia – 25yrs, 5’6″, fr Maryland, Planter, enlisted Baltimore Md. – A Size Roll of Capt Robert Spotswoods’ Co, Ft Young, Va. Militia.

1767 – “William Gowin” owned land “adjoining Terrence Ryley on Popeshead Run and Rattlesnake Branch,” according to Northern Neck Deed Book B, page 79, as reported in “Patents and Northern Neck Grants of Fairfax County, Virginia.” This land was regranted in 1767 to George Mason, with 19 “surplus” acres, according to Northern Neck Deed Book O, page 89. Fairfax Co, Va

1767 Feb 23 – George Mason, Thomason Ellzey, John Barry, John Hollis, John Solomon
George Washington, John Barry, Thomas Ford, James Scott, Elijah Williams, Peter Wagoner, Grafton Kirk, Sarah Jackson, Elizabeth Davis Sexton, Grafton Kirk, Samuel Littlejohn – Sexton, Doctor James Nesbett, John Solomon, John Ryley, Samuel Russell, Absalom Reid, John Hollis, William Gardner, George W. Fairfax
Pohick Church – in Lorton, Virginia
Truro Parish Colonial Vestry Book
Truro Parish, Va.
http://www.pohick.org/vestrybook.html p. 116, 117,

1767 May 8 – “Thomas Going and James Going were mentioned in a deposition given by Charles Griffith in Fairfax County May 8, 1767, according to “Patents and Northern Neck Grants in Fairfax County, Virginia” by Beth Mitchell. https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/thomas-gowing-born-about-1655-1660-married-to-unk-lived-in-northern-neck-virginia/
“The deposition of Charles Griffith, aged 70 years or thereabouts of Loudoun County, formerly of Stafford County, now called Fairfax County, taken between John Carlyle, plaintiff and Charles Alexander, defendant, the 8th day of May 1767.
The deponent, first being sworn for the Defendant, Charles Alexander, saith that:
“About 43 years ago I was Overseer for one Phillip Noland. Maj. Robert Alexander, grandfather to the present Charles Alexander, came up from Boyeshole . . . and the said Noland then told Alexander that one Robertson, the Goings, and several others had surveyed and taken-up land within his great Patent, upon which the said Alexander, seeming angry, swore . . . but this Deponent further saith that when Noland told Maj. Robert Alexander that the Goings were taking and surveying his, the said Alexander’s land, he, the said Alexander, replied to the said Noland that he had a great mind to turn the Molatto [sic] rascals off his land . . . and this Deponent further saith old Col. Mason, father to the present one, John Straughan, Richard Wheeler, Thomas Chapman, Peter Guin and several other old Standards whose names he does not at present recollect to him, this Deponent, that the beginning of Alexander’s land was opposite the said Mason’s Island, upon the mouth opposite a branch and that from that branch it ran into the woods two miles.
He, this Deponent, further saith that he well remembers he was at a Race in the same year where the Goings were [who then had running horses] and that the old people were talking about the Goings taking up Alexander’s land and selling it to Thomas and Todd which land the old people then said was in Alexander’s back line or at least the greatest part. He well remembers that at the same time the old people said as soon as Alexander should make a survey, they would find it was Alexander’s land and they would loose the greatest part of it, at the same time this Deponent saith the people were laughing and said if it were not for Alexander’s land the Goings had sold to Thomas and Todd they, the said Goings would not be so lavish of their money of which they seemed to have a great plenty at that time, being asked by the Pltf. at what time it was that he rode with Mr. Hugh West when he was Deputy Sheriff. He says that it was in the year 1726 or 1727 as well as he remembers . . . He says that Tom Going confessed that Robert Alexander held that said line, but he was of the opinion that he would not be allowed to hold more than his papers mentioned, the Deponent says that James Going told Pearson of it and had it not been for the Speeches and Pearson and some of the Neighbors concerning the back line of Alexander, they would not have sold their rights. This conversation he says happened some years after Pearson shewed the aforesaid back line and he remembers that Going asked Pearson how he came to possess himself of some of the same kind of land and Pearson told him that he was safe in purchasing as the man was able to make him whole in case it should be taken from him . . . ”
The deposition was transcribed in “Land Records of Long Standing, Fairfax County Virginia, 1742-1770” By Ruth and Sam Sparacio. The deposition is revealing for several reasons:
1726 or 1727
1. It locates Thomas Going and James Going living on their 1,215 acres of land on Four Mile Creek adjacent to Alexander land. It shows that they were not living on the land on Spout Run, for it was separated from Alexander land by that of Ousley.
2. Alexander’s reference to “mulatto rascals” raises the question: Was he speaking in anger, or was he actually describing skin color?
“Thomas and Todd” mentioned by the deponent owned 1,215 acres of land in Stafford County on Four Mile Creek adjoining the land of Robert Alexander on August 3, 1719 which was land “formerly surveyed for Thomas, James, John and William Goins,” according to “Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1694-1742.”
Fairfax Co (formerly Stafford Co), Va.
(Shows the Goings, including James, lived near John Straughan – who took in 10 yr old orphaned William Gowen as an apprentice in 1737 – possible family relationship?).
http://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/case_detail.asp?CFN=013-1811-021 (Link to Library of Virginia – Chancery Court: Pendleton v. Alexander case of 1811 – depositions were transferred into this case from 1767 depos:
(p. 1-18: Petition, Answer, and costs sheet on 1809 case).
(p. 19-35: Additional Answers filed by Charles Alexander and wife Francis Alexander).
(p. 57-79: Various depositions taken in 1767 re case and land)
(p. 79-82: Charles Griffith’s deposition on May 8, 1767 is page 79 through 82 of link);
(p. 87: David Thomas’ depo on April 9, 1768 re Thomas Going)
(p. 94-96: Indenture of Parthenia Dade – daughter of Alexander – for land in dispute – describes one landmark as “Goings Gut” in description).
(p. 97-104: Indenture in 1771 Mouth of Goings Gut landmark in sale of property by Dade)
(p. 110-113: Lee Massey depo in Alexander case, depo taken in 1809 mentions Going Gut)
(p. 121-122: 1748 Act creating City of Alexandria – starts with sixty acres of land).
(p. 163-164: 1809 survey mentioning Going’s Gut).
(p. 176: 1767 Carlyle v Alexander case with judgment in 1771) – Admiral Seekright against Charles Alexander
(p. 178-185: Petition describing dispute in 1809 case description of allegations, Goings Gut again referenced).
(p. 187-189: 1776/77 Lee Massey release regarding the disputed land)
(p. 198-203: 1767 Pleadings in case against Charles Alexander and minutes of court and motion)
(p. 205-210: 1810 interrogatories and answers of George Griffin).
(p. 214-216: John Alexander’s questions and answers to depo Qs in 1809).
(p. 223-225: Record of case in 1771 and judgment against Charles Alexander).
(p. 226-227: Deed of Charles Alexander in 1778 re land with Prothenia Dade (Robert Alexander’s daughter)
(p. 228-229: Dick deed in 1790 re land).
(p. 230-233: 1790 and 1809 deeds re land in dispute).
(p. 234-237: Alexander case drawings of surveys done).
Background of case (from what the Plaintiff’s pleadings indicate):
The Alexander family had received a 6000 acre plot of land from Theodorick Bland in
In 1748 an Act was passed to create the city of Alexandria – starting with 60 acres of land. The city was a success. As it grew, the land around it became more valuable.
Charles Alexander inherited much of the rest of the land back in 1735.
In 1735 Robert Alexander died. He had a 6000 acre tract in the area. He left 400 acres of this land to his daughter Porthenia Alexander, who later married Dade and then Massey.
Around 1766, Charles Alexander tried to rent to tenants on parts of the land that were outside the bounds of the tract. Admiral Seekright/Carlyle filed suit against Charles Alexander and received a judgment against him to eject Charles Alexander’s tenants (and him as well) who were illegally on Admiral Seekright’s land, and established where Alexander’s line should be. The judgment also included damages against Charles Alexander of one shilling, plus costs of 50L.121, plus 15,372 lbs of tobacco. Charles Alexander was attempting to claim land beyond the bounds of the plat, and claiming that land belonged to him. John Carlyle also won his case against Charles Alexander, establishing a “line” where the Alexander land ended.
In what appears to be a legal maneuver to overturn the prior cases against him (and gain access to land beyond his line), Charles Alexander then filed multiple other suits of ejectment in other courts against other tenants who were actually clearly on his land. In these other suits, it appears these courts in 1786 did not know of the prior cases establishing the line, and they went along with what Charles Alexander said his line should be (which was beyond the line that the courts in 1771 said his land should be).
Porthenia Alexander never received a deed for her inheritance of 400 acres. Her mother, Sarah, had a “life estate” on the 400 acres until she passed away. When she did pass away, Porthenia asked for her deed to her inheritance. Charles Alexander, the heir at law to the estate, did not want to give her one. When he finally did, he gave her a deed to land that was beyond the line of the tract – Charles Alexander claimed this was part of the estate. Porthenia filed suit to get land that was actually on the estate.
The part of the case involving Thomas Gowing’s land involved the land he had sold to Evan Thomas and Todd. Since the Gowing’s purchased the land around 1710, and sold it to Thomas and Todd in 1719, and then Thomas and Todd lived there for a time after, part of the claim appears to be that of “adverse possession” – that the Alexanders never claimed this land as theirs until after Alexandria became successful and the land became more valuable. Charles Alexander tried to produce witnesses to say that Robert Alexander was indeed running tenants on the said land, and that Gowing, Thomas, Todd, and others knew it. Charles Alexander seems to be arguing that even if his plat did not run to the area in dispute, that he ran tenants on that land for such a long time, and that everyone knew it, so therefore he is the owner by adverse possession.
The jury found against Charles Alexander – they heard the evidence, and must not have believed those witnesses that were saying that the Alexander family openly showing ownership of the land in dispute. From the evidence, it appears just the opposite. Others had lived on the disputed lands since 1710 or before, and continued to do so up until the 1760’s – when Charles Alexander decided to make a move on land outside the bounds of his tract.

1767 Sept 5 – 0-87: George Mason of Fairfax Co. Esq. has 250 A. formerly granted Col. George Mason his Father dec’d 20 Jan. 1724. Tract descended to him as son & Heir at Law of said George Mason dec’d. Resurv. by Mr. John Hough shows only 218 A. in said tract on Little or Lower Falls of Potowmack R. adj. Thomas Going patent now said George Mason, Col. Thomas Lee now Col. Philip Lee. 5 Sept. 1767. p. 192. Fairfax Co., Va.
http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/drawer?retrieve_image=LONN&dir=/LONN/NN-5/296/296&image_number=0101&offset=%2B14&name=Grants+O+1767-1770&dbl_pgs=no&round=

http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F/NUXGTGU21PJDCXUBKG3PDBV219M4QEL55EPI2E853P1FEJACEA-48833?func=full-set-set&set_number=005585&set_entry=000016&format=999

1767 Sept 8 – 0-89: George Mason of Fairfax Co. Esq. has 653 A. as son & Heir at law of Col. George Mason dec’d formerly granted Thomas Going 8 Dec. 1708 who sold to Col. Mason. Resurv. by Mr. John Hough shows 19 A. surplus . Grant to said George Mason 672 A. on Potowmack R. below the Falls adj . Thomas Owsley, Daniel Jennings, where R. is narrower on the Maryland shore. 8 Sept. 1767. p 193.  Fairfax Co., Va.
http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F/NUXGTGU21PJDCXUBKG3PDBV219M4QEL55EPI2E853P1FEJACEA-49225?func=full-set-set&set_number=005585&set_entry=000015&format=999

1767 Nov 20 – John Hollis
tithe contributions
Pohick Church – in Lorton, Virginia
Truro Parish Colonial Vestry Book
Truro Parish, Va.
http://www.pohick.org/vestrybook.html – p. 126-127 –

1768 June 11 – 0-155: Alexander Gowen of North Carolina 461 A. on Pohick in Fairfax Co. Surv. William West. Adj . Col. Carter. 11 June 1768. p. 197. Land: grant 461 acres, 11 Jun 1768, , Fairfax, Virginia, USA. 461 acres of waste and ungranted land on the branches of Pohick surveyed by Wm West, and touching a corner of Col Carter’s land. It is not clear whether Alexander in this record is Sr., or Jr.  Fairfax Co, Va.
http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/pictures/1768grantalexandergowenfairfaxcova.jpg

1768 deposition of David Thomas regarding Howson Patent, involving the Gowing’s land:  The deposition of David Thomas aged seventy odd taken in an ejectment depending in the county court of Fairfax between John Carlyle Gent Plt and Charles Alexander Deft.
He this depont being sworn for the Deft says that John Lilliard lived westward of the mouth of long branch that empties itself into four mile run near Chubb Mill and that he settled that place about forty odd years ago. He further says that Lilliard told him that when he did pay rent he was to pay it to Majr. Robert Alexander grandfather to the present Charles Alexander for the house and plantation he held westward of the mouth of long branch aforesaid.
The deponent further says that there was a house on the side of a hill to the westward of Lilliards tenement in which house one Vines lived forty odd years ago. The deponent says that Lilliards tenement and Vines’s were settled seven or eight years before Evan Thomas’ family settled on four mile run the deponent says that one John Wildonon came over from Maryland about forty five or six years ago with an intention of taking up land and he remembers that one old Benjamin Talbert used to be often at captain Simon Pearsons about the time that Wildonon came over to take up land.
The deponent says that he heard the said Pearson tell one Going that he had been taking up land which he thought had been taken up before, the said Thomas Going having first told Pearson that he the said Going had been taking up land. The deponent further says that Evan Thomas’s family’s plantation and Vines’s plantation were different plantations and were some distance apart. The deponent being asked by the Plt whether he knew that the land Going had been taking up was in that neighborhood answers he does not know.
Being asked further by the Plt whether Lilliard paid rent to Robert Alexander says he does not know for that Lilliard run away a year or two after he had settled on the aforesaid plantation. He further says that Thomas’s family were not interrupted as he knows of after their settlement on four mile run and that he understood by the said family’s conversation that they pretended to hold as far as the long branch. The deponent further says that he knows nothing about Lilliards paying rent to Robert Alexander, only what Lilliard himself told this deponent about the affair and further saith not.
David Thomas
This witness attended two days; Fairfax Sct; This deposition was taken in the presence of the parties this 9th April 1768 certified under our hands. ; John West and Wm. Adams.  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/thomas-gowing-born-about-1655-1660-married-to-unk-lived-in-northern-neck-virginia/

1770 – Alexander Going
Census: rent rolls, 1770, , Fairfax, Virginia, USA. 5
Fairfax Co, Va
http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=vacen&h=32844708&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=3566

1772 – Alexander Gowin
Census: rent rolls, 1772, , Fairfax, Virginia, USA. 5 http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3578&enc=1
Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890
Name:Alexander Gowin [Sr. or Jr.?]
Fairfax Co, Va.

1774 Alexander Goings
Rent Rolls of Fairfax County, Va
Fairfax Co, Va.
http://interactive.ancestry.com/49017/FLHG_AbstWilInvFairfaxCntyVA-0005?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fsearch%2fdb.aspx%3fdbid%3d49017%26path%3d&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnBrowsing#?imageId=FLHG_AbstWilInvFairfaxCntyVA-0048

1774 – Alexander Going
Census: rent rolls, 1774, Fairfax, Virginia, USA.  http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3578&enc=1
Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890
Name:Alexander Going [Sr. or Jr.?]
Fairfax Co, Va
http://interactive.ancestry.com/49017/FLHG_AbstWilInvFairfaxCntyVA-0051?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fsearch%2fdb.aspx%3fdbid%3d49017%26path%3d&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnBrowsing#?imageId=FLHG_AbstWilInvFairfaxCntyVA-0048

1774 Feb 25 Going Lamphier – George Mason, George Washington
, same page with George Washington, and George Mason
Pohick Church – in Lorton, Virginia
Truro Parish Colonial Vestry Book
(Church/Vestry of George Washington, George Mason, and other patriots)
Truro Parish, Va.
Pohick Church – in Lorton, Virginia
Truro Parish Colonial Vestry Book
Truro Parish, Va.
http://www.pohick.org/vestrybook.html p.160

1782 – Joseph Going – head of a household of seven “whites over 16” in the 1782 census of Fairfax County, page 17, according to “Heads of Families, Virginia, 1790.”
Fairfax Co., Va.

1782 – Joseph Going – Virginia Census – head of a household of seven “whites over 16” in the 1782 census of Fairfax County, page 17, according to “Heads of Families, Virginia, 1790.”  7 whites, no blacks in household.  Fairfax Co., Va.
http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790m-02.pdf

1783 – Joseph Going – Virginia Census – head of a household of seven “whites over 16” in the 1782 census of Fairfax County, page 17, according to “Heads of Families, Virginia, 1790.”  7 whites, no blacks in household.  Fairfax Co., Va.
http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790m-02.pdf

1789 Fairfax County, Va – Personal Tax Lists with John Going and Joseph Going:   

1789 Fairfax Co, Va Personal Tax List with R Gowns and D Gowns:  

1793, Joseph Goins  was a resident of Fairfax County, Virginia where a daughter was born.”  Fairfax Co, Va.

1793 Virginia Jane “Gincie” Goins daughter of Joseph Goins and Millie Loving Goins, was born in 1793 in Fairfax County, according to William P. Grohse. She was married about 1822 to Solomon Dickinson Collins who was born in Wilkes County, North Carolina in 1799. He was the son of a Revolutionary soldier, Solomon Collins and his wife Edy Dickinson Collins. Solomon Collins was born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania in 1760. Solomon Dickinson Collins appeared in the 1830 census with nine members in his household. He appeared on the 1836 tax list of Hawkins County, Tennessee. Solomon Dickinson Collins was enumerated as the head of household in the 1840 census of Hawkins County: “Collins, Solomon white male 40-50 white female 40-50 white male 10-15 white male 10-15 white male 5-10 white male 5-10 white female 0-5 white female 0-5”
Fairfax Co, Va.

1795 July 21 – Dennis Foley, Caven Boa, and Lanty Crowe, bound unto William Dencale, Richard Ratliff, Thomas Gwinell, and John Jackson gentlemen justices of the county court of Fairfax. Dennis Foley is administrator of the Estate of Daniel Gowings decd. Inventory ordered. Daniel Gowen admin bond Will Books, Vol G1-I1, 1794-1806. Book G1, 1794-1799: pg 104 Fairfax Co, Va. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644613_00473?pid=149414&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D149414%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH759%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH759&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007644612_00066

1795 Sept 21 – Daniel Gowen decds inventory filed with court. Signed: John Ball, Samuel Shreve, and William Thrift. Will Books, Vol G1-I1, 1794-1806. Book G1, 1794-1799: pg. 113. Fairfax Co, Va. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644613_00473?pid=149414&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D149414%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH759%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH759&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007644612_00070

1796 Sept 19 inventory for estate of Daniel Gowen recorded. Return signed by John Ball, William Thrift, Samle Shreve. Will Books, Vol G1-I1, 1794-1806. Book G1, 1794-1799: pg. 192. Fairfax Co, Va.   https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644613_00473?pid=149414&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D149414%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH759%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH759&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007644612_00110

1810 US Census in Fairfax Co, Va
Name: Joseph Going
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Fairfax, Virginia
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44 : 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Numbers of Slaves: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 2
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 6
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=PXv2353&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&dbid=7613&gsln=Going&cp=12&msypn__ftp=fairfax,%20virginia,%20usa&msypn=998&msypn__ftp_x=1&msypn_x=1&new=1&rank=1&redir=false&gss=angs-d&pcat=35&fh=0&h=816646&recoff=7&ml_rpos=1

1810 US Census in Fairfax Co, Va
Name: George Goings
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Fairfax, Virginia
Number of All Other Free Persons: 8
Number of Household Members: 8
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=PXv2353&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&dbid=7613&gsln=Going&cp=12&msypn__ftp=fairfax,%20virginia,%20usa&msypn=998&msypn__ftp_x=1&msypn_x=1&new=1&rank=1&redir=false&gss=angs-d&pcat=35&fh=1&h=816655&recoff=7%2021&ml_rpos=2

1810 US Census in Fairfax Co, Va
Name: Richard Goings
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Fairfax, Virginia
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 45 and over : 1
Numbers of Slaves: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 1
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 5
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=PXv2353&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&dbid=7613&gsln=Going&cp=12&msypn__ftp=fairfax,%20virginia,%20usa&msypn=998&msypn__ftp_x=1&msypn_x=1&new=1&rank=1&redir=false&gss=angs-d&pcat=35&fh=2&h=816686&recoff=7&ml_rpos=3

1817 Dec 15 – Richard Gowin will . . . names wife Elizabeth, friend Sarah Frizzel, friend Sebastian McPherson executor. Signed Richard Gowen. Wits: Jos Blinco, Jane Frizzel. Proved up in court on Jan 19, 1818 by Sebastian McPherson. Will Books, Vol J1-M1, 1806-1822. 1816-1820: pg. 179. Fairfax Co, Va. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644613_00473?pid=149414&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D149414%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH759%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH759&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007644613_00563

1818 March 16 inventory return filed. – In Jan 1818, Thomas Dickey, Philip Casper, William Wiley, and Nathaniel Barker ordered to do an inventory on estate of Richard Gowin decd. R 185. Fairfax Co, Va. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644613_00473?pid=149414&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D149414%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH759%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH759&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007644613_00566

1820 US Census in Fairfax County, Virginia
Name: George Goings
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Truro Parish, Fairfax, Virginia
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free Colored Persons – Males – 14 thru 25: 1
Free Colored Persons – Males – 45 and over: 2
Free Colored Persons – Females – Under 14: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – 14 thru 25: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – 45 and over: 1
Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture: 1
Total Free Colored Persons: 6
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 6
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=7734&h=1083717&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=PXv2356&_phstart=successSource

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Gowen Manuscript:

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA

Joseph Going was recorded on the 1782 census of Fairfax County with a household of seven whites and six blacks. Joseph Going was a Revolutionary soldier. A second report states that he owned no slaves. Joseph Going reappeared as the head of a household in the 1810 census of Fairfax County, according to “Index to 1810 Virginia Census” by Madeline W. Crickard.
==O==
Richard Goings appeared as the head of a household in the 1810 census of Fairfax County, according to “Index to 1810 Virginia Census.”
==O==
Pvt. Hanson Goins, a soldier in the Virginia militia, died of wounds received during the war, and his widow, Elizabeth Goins on November 1, 1818 received a pension, according to Pension File 2147:59. Widows of soldiers who died as the result of war wounds were entitled to ½ pay pensions for five years or until they remarried, according to “War of 1812 Widows and Orphans Pensions of 1818.”
==O==

==O==
Caty Gowan was married August 8, 1796 to Peter Weltz, ac, according to “Fairfax County, Virginia Marriages, 1759-1800.”
==O==
Mrs. John B. Gowen lived at 2014 Columbia Pike, Arlington, according to the 1960 telephone directory.
==O==
Johnson Gowen was married “last Tuesday week to Miss Sarah Russell, both of this County,” in March 1898, according to Fairfax County marriage records. Children born to Johnson Gowen and Sarah Russell Gowen are unknown.

==O==
Justin B. Gowen lived at 1516 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia, according to the 1960 telephone directory.
==O==
Lawrence Gowen lived at 3353 Stafford, Arlington, Virginia in 1960, according to the telephone directory.

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