Virginia – Greensville County – 1700s to early 1800s

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(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).

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Greensville County, Virginia – INFO

1781 Greensville and Campbell Co, Va added: 

1782 North Carolina Counties: 

Drury Going – born abt 1766 (per tithe records) with Thomas Going was taxable in Meherrin Parish, Greensville County from 1782 to 1801: taxable on an underage tithable, 2 horses and 11 cattle in 1783 1 tithe in 1784 and 1785; 4 in 1786 (under 21 yrs – so b. 1766 or after); his own tithe and Thomas Going’s in 1787 (this Drury must have turned 21 in 1787) [PPTL 1782-1850, frames 3, 13, 22, 28, 34, 42, 108, 217, 273].
Greensville Co, Va

Greensville Co, Va – FamilySearch notes

1782 Greensville Co, Va
Drury Going 1 tithe 2 horses
James Going: Edmond Going, Henry Going & James Going under age 1 tithe 3 horses, 10 cattle
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3SDL-G?i=13&cat=776118 , https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3SDL-H?i=14&cat=776118

1782 March 12 – Drury Going
Greensville County court credited him with the value of a gun impressed for the public use (during Revolution) [Orders 1781-9, 13-14]. Va. Greensville Co. application for reimb during Revolution.
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1782 July 25 on Thursday – Goings v Norwoods p. 35
James Going by James Going his next friend, pltf against John Norwood – Trespass assault and battery
James Going by James Going his next friend, pltf against George Norwood – In Case
Henry Going an inft by James Going, plt against the same defts – In trespass assault and battery
These suits severally abate to the cases being returned no inhabitants.
Order books, v. 1-2, 1781-1799 – Greensville Co, Va – Bk 1 Order books, v. 1-2, 1781-1799 – Greensville Co, Va
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1783 Greensville Co, Va
Drury Going (1 under age) 2 tithes 2 horses, 11 cattle
Thomas Going 1 tithe 
James Going 3 tithes 2 horses, 10 cattle https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3SDP-B?i=27&cat=776118 , https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3SD2-L?i=23&cat=776118

1783 – Drury Going was head of a Greensville County household of 4 persons in 1783 adjacent to Thomas Going, according to “Heads of Families, Virginia, 1790.[VA:55] Greensville Co, Va

1783 – “James Going“, was listed as the head of a household of seven people in the 1783 census of Greensville County, page 54, near the locations of “Drury Going” and “Thomas Going.” He was taxable in that year on “1 poll, 2 slaves, 2 horses and 8 cattle,” according to “The 1787 Census of Virginia,” page 778.  Greensville Co, Va.

1784 Meherin Parish Va.
John Phillips: Frederick Going between 16 & 21 pers prop tax list,
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1784 Meherrin Parish, Greensville Co, Va.
James Going 2 tithes, 2 horses, 9 cattle 
James Going Junr 1 tithe 1 horse
Drury Going 1 tithe 1 horse, 4 cattle https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3SDG-P?i=32&cat=776118

1785 Greensville Co, Va
James Going 1 tithes, 1 horses, 8 cattle
James Going Junr 1 tithe 1 horse
Drury Going 1 tithe 1 horse  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3SDG-Z?i=38&cat=776118

1785 May 16 – Drew Gowing to Charles Williams – 1785, bk 1, p 106
… between Drue Gowing of the County of Greensville of the one part and Charles Williams of the said county of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 40 pounds current money …. paid by the said Charles Williams … confirm unto the said Charles Williams … land lying … in the County of Greensville and on the South side of Meherrin River containing … 200 acres of land … beginning at Megs corner pine on Douglass Run … upon the land formerly Mosleys now belonging to Elisha Clark to a pin Fergasons corner … to the Spring Branch that the said Going now makes use of … to the said Douglass Run ….
Signed: Drury Going
Proved up on 26th day of May 1785 by Drury Going and recorded.
Deed books, v. 1-2 1781-1800. Greensville County, Virginia
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1785 May 26 – Drury Going to Charles Williams deed p. 211
An indenture from Drury Going to Charles Williams being acknowledged by the said Drury Going is ordered to be recorded.
Order books, v. 1-2, 1781-1799 – Greensville Co, Va – Bk 1 Order books, v. 1-2, 1781-1799 – Greensville Co, Va
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1786 Greensville Co, Va.
Drury Going 4 tithes, 4 horses https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3SDV-K?i=44&cat=776118
James Going 1 tithe ___  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3SDK-L?i=45&cat=776118

1786 Aug 24 – Henry Going to overseers of the poor bond p 289
A bond from Henry Going, Avent Massey, and James Going to the overseers of the poor being acknowledged by the obligors thereto is ordered to be recorded.
Order books, v. 1-2, 1781-1799 – Greensville Co, Va – Bk 1 Order books, v. 1-2, 1781-1799 – Greensville Co, Va
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1786 Aug 24 – Gowing’s bond, Meherin Parish – 1786, bk 1, p 162 (173)
… we Henry Going, Avent Massey and James Going are held and firmly bound unto the Overseers of the Poor in the Parish of Meherrin in the sum of 50 pounds … (condition of bond) … that Henry Going hath begot an unlawfull child on the body of Mary Hill and complaint having this day been made to the Court of Greensville County of the same … if the said Henry Going shall well and truly maintain and keep the said Child off the charges of the Parish aforesaid and also save harmless the said Overseers from all damages that may acrue by reason of the said Henry Going’s begetting the child aforesaid then this obligation to be void else to remain in full force and virtue.
Signed: Henry Going, Avent Massey, James Going
Deed books, v. 1-2 1781-1800. Greensville County, Virginia
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1787 A, List of William Maclin, Meherrin Parish, Greensville Co, Va.
Drury Going, Thomas Going, 1 male over 16 but under 21, 2 horses [frame 42]
James Going 1 black (slave) over 16, 1 black (slave) btw age 12-16, 2 horses, 8 cattle https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3SD8-M?i=52&cat=776118 ,
Nicholas Prince, Henry Going – 3 black (slaves) over 16, 5 black (slaves) btw age 12-16, 11 cattle
William Powell, Thomas Powell, Frederick Going – 4 black (slaves) over 16, 4 black (slaves) btw age 12-16, 5 horses, 29 cattle https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3SD6-Z?i=55&cat=776118

1787 Oct 21: Drury Going of Greensville Co Va to Daniel Harrison of Brunswick Co Va . . . conveys land in Brunswick on the south side of the Meherrin River containing 50 acres . . . along Harrison’s land to Pompey’s line, to Rebeccah Stewart’s line, to Freeman’s line, to Barnet’s line . . . signed by Drury Going (witnesses omitted). Proved up on June 23, 1788. pgs 366 to 367. Brunswick Co, Va.  [DB 14:366].

1788A Meherrin Parish, 21-year-old tithables, Greensville Co Va
Henry Going 1 tithe 1 horse – March 27
Drury Going 1 tithe 2 horses – May 17
Mark Going 1 tithe – May 17
Thomas Going 1 tithe – May 17
James Going 1 tithe 2 slaves over 16, 2 horses – May 22
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1788 June 26 – Drury Going v Robert Brown p 377
The attachment obtained by Drury Going against the Estate of Robert Brown for debt is dismissed by order of the plaintiff.
The attachment obtained by the overseers of the poor against the estate of Drury Peebles is dismissed at the costs of the said defendant.
Order books, v. 1-2, 1781-1799 – Greensville Co, Va – Bk 1 Order books, v. 1-2, 1781-1799 – Greensville Co, Va
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1789 Meherrin Parish, List of William Maclin
James Going 1 tithe 1 tithe 12-16, 1 slave 12-16, 2 horses
Henry Going 1 tithe 1 horse https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3SD7-R?i=92&cat=776118 ,
John Turner, John Blunt Turner, Henry Atkins, James Going, John Rottenberry [frame 88] https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3SD3-N?cat=776118

1789 personal tax list Greensville Co Va w James Going and Henry Going

1789 personal tax list Greensville Co Va w James Going living at John Turners

1789 June 11 (date written) – Last Will and Testament of Richard Woodroof of Greensville County, Virginia
-Item – I give and bequeath unto my son Benjamin Woodroof the land and plantation that I purchased of Thomas Ware late of Greensville containint 166 acres, including part of another tract crossing Perry’s Creek at a white oak along a line of mark’d trees to Robinson’s corner a black jack. Likewise one horse and saddle, one cow and calf and one feather bed and furniture which he now has in possession. I also lend unto my said son Benjamin Woodroof the use of a negro man Ned untill my youngest child comes of age, to choose a guardian or an equal division be made, all of which articles (the negroes excepted) I give unto my son Benjamin Woodroof …
-Item – I give and bequeath unto my two sons Richard Woodroof and James Woodroof the remainder of my land on the South side of Perry’s Creek in this County containing 332 acres …. I give and bequeath unto my son Richard a young bay mare by the name of Polley Kinchen, one cow and calf one feather bed and furniture which he is to have at the age of 18 years … I likewise lend unto my son Richard Woodroof one negroe boy named George, until my youngest son comes of age or choose a guardian or an equal division be made.
-Item – I give unto my son James Woodroof one horse and saddle alued at 12 pounds current money, to be made out of my Estate before a division, one cow and calf, and one feather bed and furniture when he comes to the age of 18 years, to him and his heirs and assigns.
-Item – I give unto my son William Woodroof all the lands and plantations whereon I now live on the Beaver Pond Creek … I further give unto mmy son William Woodroof one horse and saddle valued at 12 pounds … before a division, one cow and calf, and one feather bed and furniture when he arrives to the age of 18 years
….
-Item – I give and beqeuath to my son Nathaniel Woodroof the land and plantation whereon he now lives, including the survey he made ..
-Item – I give and beqeuath unto my daughter Agness Ware one ox, bed and furniture, one cow and calf which she has in her possession …
-Item – I give and bequeath unto my daughter Pastsey Woodroof one bed and furniture which she has got already, and one cow and calf …
-Item – I give and bequeath unto my daughter Winifred Woodroof one bed and furniture one cow and calf …
-Item – I give and bequath unto my daughter Ann Woodroof one bed and furniture one cow and calf…
-Item – I give and bequeath unto my daughter Susanna Woodroof one feather bed and furniture one cow and calf …
-Item – I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jane Woodroof one feather bed and furniture, and one cow and calf …
-Item – I lend unto my wife Susanna Woodroof one choice negroe and all the rest of my personal estate that is not already given away during her life or widowhood … she is to give my two youngest children schooling and at the time my youngest son William Woodroof comes to the age of 12 years then the whole of the negroes (except my wife’s choice) be equally divided between all my surviving children.
-Item – if my wife dies before my youngest child arrives to the age of 12 years my will is that my negroes be hired out till he comes to the age of 12 years …
-Lastly – I do nominate and appoint my loving wife Susanna Woodroof, Nathaniel Woodroof, and Benjamin Woodroof executors of this my Last Will and Testament …
Signed: Richard Woodroof
Wits: John Rosser, Mary Vick, Tabetha Norwood, Charlotte Woodroof
(Proved up on Dec 24, 1789 by oaths of John Posser, Tabitha Norwood, and Charlotte Woodroof).
Will Book 1, pg 147. Greensville County, Virginia
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1790 Meherrin Parish
James Going 1 tithe 1 slave over 16, 1 slave 12-16, 2 horses
Henry Going 1 tithe 1 horse
Edmund Going 1 tithe 1 horse
Thomas Going 1 tithe https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3S8B-7?i=117&cat=776118
Drury Going 1 tithe  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3S8Y-T?i=118&cat=776118
John Turner, John Wall, John Rottenberry, James Going, Henry Atkins https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3S8R-L?i=122&cat=776118

1791 Meherrin Parish, List of William Maclin
James Going, Henry Going: 1 tithe 12-16, 1 slave over 16, 1 slave 12-16, 3 horses
Drury Going & Mark Going https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3S8R-V?i=136&cat=776118
Thomas Going 1 tithe
John Turner, John Rottenberry, James Going, Henry Atkins https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3S8Y-S?i=139&cat=776118

1792 Meherrin Parish
Mark Going 1 tithe
Thomas Going 1 tithe
Drury Going 1 tithe
James Going 1 tithe 1 slave over 16, 1 slave 12-16, 3 horses https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3S8P-4?i=146&cat=776118
John Turner, Sugars Turner, John Rottenberry, Henry Atkins, James Going  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3S8L-4?i=152&cat=776118

1793 Meherrin Parish, Greensville Co, Va
James Going 1 male over 21, 1 white male btw 16-21, 2 blacks above 16, 4 horses
Drury Going 1 male over 21
Henry Going 1 male over 21, 1 horse
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3S8V-L?i=171&cat=776118
Thomas Going 1 male over 21
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3S82-F?i=172&cat=776118
John Turner, John Wall, Sugars & Simon Turner, James Going, Henry Evans
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3S8K-K?i=174&cat=776118

1794 B, Meherrin Parish
James Going Sr 1 tithe, 3 slaves over 16, 3 horses
Henry Going 1 tithe 1 horse
Drury Going 1 tithe 1 horse
Benjamin Going 1 tithe 1 horse
Mark Going 1 tithe https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3S8N-4?i=189&cat=776118
John Turner Sr, Sugars Turner, James Going, Henry Evans [frame 182] https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3S8N-M?cat=776118

1794 Sept 25 – Henry Going ord money – p 296
Ordered that the County Treasurer pay to Henry Gong two dollars, sixty cents for guarding the prison five days according to law.
Order books, v. 1-2, 1781-1799 – Greensville Co, Va – Bk 2 Order books, v. 1-2, 1781-1799 – Greensville Co, Va
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1795 list of Taxable property taken by Nathl Rives Commissioner
for Greensville County for the year 1795
James Going Sr 1 white male over 21, blacks above 16, 2 blacks under 16 above 12, 2 carriage wheels
Drury Going 1 white male over 21, 1 carriage wheels
Benjamin Going 1 white male over 21, 1 carriage wheels
Thomas Going 1 white male over 21
Mark Going 1 white male over 21
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3S8F-L?i=198&cat=776118
John Turner, James Going
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1795 March 26 – “Drury Going” was bondsman for the marriage of Robert Brooks Corn to Jinsey Jeffers March 26, 1795 in Greensville County.  Greensville Co, Va

1795 March 28 – Henry Going v Michael Vincent p 334
Henry Going against Michael Vincent – in trespass assault and battery.
… Jury to wit William Tomlinsons jr, John R Tillar, William Bailey, Peyton Lundy, David Walton, Drury Emry, William Lanies, Joseph Gee, William Roper, John Brown Jr, Willis Maclin, and William Goodrich … plt hath sustained damages by occasion of the trespass, assault, and battery … 244 dollars and 44 cents … that the pltf recover against the deft … and his costs …
Order books, v. 1-2, 1781-1799 – Greensville Co, Va – Bk 2 Order books, v. 1-2, 1781-1799 – Greensville Co, Va
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1795 Sept 24 – Benjamin Going order for money p. 383
Ordered that the County Treasurer pay to Benjamin Going one dollar for patrolling according to law.
Order books, v. 1-2, 1781-1799 – Greensville Co, Va – Bk 2 Order books, v. 1-2, 1781-1799 – Greensville Co, Va
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1796 Greensville Co Va
James Going 1 tithe, 2 slaves, 2 horses
Drury Going 1 tithe
Benjamin Going 1 tithe
Mark Going 1 tithe
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3S88-G?i=211&cat=776118
John Turner Senr, James Going
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1797 Greensville Co Va
James Gowing 1 tithe, 3 slaves above 16, 1 horse
James Gowing Jr 1 tithe, 1 slave above 16, 1 horse
Drury Gowing 1 tithe
Mark Gowing 1 tithe
Benjamin Gowing 1 tithe
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3S8Z-H?i=227&cat=776118
John Turner (estate)
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1797 May 8 – William Turner’s last will. Witnessed by James Goings. 1-357-358. Greensville 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%3DTqH1103%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH1103&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645042_00252

1798 Greensville Co Va
James Gowing senr 1 tithe, 3 slaves over 16, 1 horse
Thomas Gowing 1 tithe
Drury Gowing 1 tithe
Benjamin Gowing 1 tithe
James Gowing Jr 1 tithe, 1 tithe 12-16, 1 horse https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3S88-B?i=241&cat=776118

1798 personal tax list Greensville Co Va James Gowing Jr a Thos Gowing a Drury Gowing a Benj Gowing

1798 personal tax list Greensville Co Va James Gowing

1799 Greensville Co Va
Thomas Gowing 1 tithe
Drury Gowing 1 tithe
Mark Gowing 1 tithe
Benjamin Gowing 1 tithe
James Gowing Sr 1 tithe, 1 slave, 3 horses
James Gowing Jr 1 tithe, 1 slave, 1 horse https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3S8Z-X?i=254&cat=776118

1799 last will of Peter Clark – will witnessed by Benjamin Gowing. bk 1, pg 390. Greensville 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%3DTqH1103%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH1103&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645042_00269  1799 estate of Peter Clark 1-394, 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%3DTqH1103%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH1103&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645042_00271

1799 Sept 3 – Mark Gowen & wife to William Maclin – 1799, bk 2, p 576
… between Mark Gowen and Sally his wife late Sally Jones heirs and representatives of Thomas Jones decd of Greensville County of the one part and William Maclin of the said County of the other … in consideration of the sum of 40 pounds … do grant bargain and sell unto the said William Maclin … one tract of land situated in the said County of Greensville containing 35 acres … bounded … on William Lanier’s land … to a dividing line between the said Mark Gowen and Sally his wife and Robert Watkins and Nancy his wife lat Nancy Jones (being one half the tract of land belonging to Thomas Jones decd) … along the said dividing line to Charles Dillehay’s line …. to a branch on the land belonging to the heirs of Nathaniel Mitchell …
Signed: Mark Gowen, Sally Gowen
Deed books, v. 1-2 1781-1800. Greensville County, Virginia
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1799 Sept 23 – Mark Gowen etc to William Maclin – 1799, bk 2, p 577
… between Mark Gowen and Sally his wife late Sally Jones and Robert Watkins and Nancy his wife late Nancy Jones heirs and representatives of Thomas Jones decd of Greensville County of the one part and William Maclin of the said County of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 5 pounds … sell unto the said William Maclin … one tract of land situate in the said County containine 9 acres …. bounded … at a corner red oak on Charles Dillehaus line …. to Fountains Creek … to Edward Smiths line …
Signed: Mark Gowen, Sally Gowen, Robert Watkins, Nancy Watkins.
Deed books, v. 1-2 1781-1800. Greensville County, Virginia
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1799 Oct 24 – Mark Gowin etal to William Maclin 2 deeds p 646
A deed from Mark Gowen and Sally his wife to William Maclin was acknowledged by the said Gowen and wife she being first privily examined as the Law directs and ordred to be recorded.

A deed from Mark Gowen and Sally his wife and Robert Watkins and Nancy his wife to William Maclin was acknowledged by the said Gowens and Mathis’s, the said Sally and Nancy being privily examined as the Law directs and ordered to be recorded.
Order books, v. 1-2, 1781-1799 – Greensville Co, Va – Bk 2 Order books, v. 1-2, 1781-1799 – Greensville Co, Va
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1800 Greensville Co Va
James Going Jr 1 tithe 1 slave over 16, 2 horses
James Going Senior: Henry Going: 3 slaves over 16, 1 slave 12-16, 2 horses
Benjamin Going 1 tithe 1 horse
Mark Going 1 tithe 1 horse
Thomas Going 1 tithe https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3S8H-6?i=269&cat=776118

1800 Feb 1 – estate of Peter Clark account. pg 516 on Feb 1, 1800 paid Benjamin Gowing out of estate. bk 1, pg 515, Greensville 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%3DTqH1103%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH1103&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645042_00331

1801 Greensville Co Va
Benjamin Gowing 1 tithe
James Gowing Jr 1 tithe 1 slave over 16, 2 horses
James Gowing Sr 1 tithe 2 slaves over 16, 2 slaves 12-16, 2 horses
Henry Gowing 1 tithe 1 horse
Drury Gowing 1 tithe
Thomas Gowing 1 tithe
Mark Gowing 1 tithe https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3S87-V?i=283&cat=776118

1802B Greensville Co Va
Benjamin Gowing 1 tithe 1 horse
Mark Gowing 1 tithe
James Gowing Jr 1 tithe 1 slave over 16, 3 horses
James Gowing Sr 1 tithe 2 slaves over 16, 2 slaves 12-16, 2 horses
Henry Gowing 1 tithe 1 horse  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3S84-1?i=297&cat=776118

1802 Jan 11 – Benjamin Gowing a qual Shff p 189
Joshua C Lundy and Benjamin Gowing took the oaths to the Commonwealth and of deputy Sheriffs of this County according to law.
Order books, v. 1-2, 1781-1799 – Greensville Co, Va – Bk 3 Order books, v. 3 – Greensville Co, Va
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1803 – Personal property tax lists, 1782-1830. Greensville Co, Va
Benjamin Gowing – 1 tithe, 1 horse
James Gowing Sr – 1 tithe, 2 slaves over 16, 3 slaves 12-16, 3 horses
James Gowing Jr – 1 tithe, 1 slave over 16, 2 horses
Thomas Gowing – 1 tithe
Mark Gowing – 1 tithe
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1803 June 22 – Benjamin Gowing from John Robinson & wife – 1803, bk 3, p 257
… between John Robinson and Polly his wife of the County of Greensville …. of the one part and Benjamin Gowing of the County afsd of the other part … in consideration of the sume of 216 pounds 13 shillings … paid by the said Benjamin Gowing … confirm unto the said Benjamin Gowing … land lying and being in the aforesaid County of Greensville containing by estimation 225 acres …. bounded … corner of the said John Robinson and James Robinson decd …. to a corner oak of James Robinson decd …. to a corner pine of Richard Massey and said Robinson decd … to a corner white oak of said Richard Masseys and Avent Massey’s …. to a corner white oak on James Gowing Senr’s line … to Carter’s Creek …
Signed: John Robinson, Polly Robinson
Wit: Balaam Bowers, Rebeckah Bowers, Anvitta Vick
Deed books, v. 3-4 1801-1816. Greensville County, Virginia
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1803 Dec 9 – Benjamin Gowing to James Gowing – 1804, bk 3, p 319
Articles of agreement between Benjamin Gowing of Greensville County of the one part and James Gowing Senr of the County afsd of the other part … said Benjamin Gowing and James Gowing Sr hath purchased a certain tract or parcel of land containing by estimation 225 acres of Capt John Robinson lying in Greensville County on the South side of Carter’s Creek and the deed for the said land was executed by said John Robinson to the said Benjamin Gowing and recorded in the County Court of Greensville, but it is to be understood by these presents and to all to whom these presents shall come that the said deed was executed to the said Benjamin Gowing it is agreed to by the said Benjamin Gowing that the said James Gowing is to be entitled to 1/2 of the said land to dispose of as his own right and property and the said Benjamin Gowing doth by these presents release and assign over to the said James Gowing Sr all the right title and interest that I have in and to the 1/2 of the said land to him the said James Gowing his heirs and assigns forever.
Signed: Benjamin Gowing
Wit: Amy Gowing, J C Lundy
Deed books, v. 3-4 1801-1816. Greensville County, Virginia
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1803 Dec 12 – James Gowing road and etc, 357
James Gowing is appointed surveyor of the road in the room of Edwin Adams, and it is ordered that the lands attend etc.
Order books, v. 1-2, 1781-1799 – Greensville Co, Va – Bk 3 Order books, v. 3 – Greensville Co, Va
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1804 – Personal property tax lists, 1782-1830. Greensville Co, Va
James Gowing Jr – 1 tithe, 1 slave, 2 horses
Benja Gowing – 1 tithe, 1 horse
James Gowing Sr – 1 tithe, 3 slaves over 16, 2 slaves 12-16, 3 horses
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1804 Jan 9 – Nana Gowing to be relieved etc p. 365
For reasons appearing to the Court it is ordered that the Overseers grant to Nana Gowing such relief as may be necessary for her support.
Order books, v. 1-2, 1781-1799 – Greensville Co, Va – Bk 3 Order books, v. 3 – Greensville Co, Va
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1804 Feb 13 – Benjamin Gowing p 369
Benjamin Gowing took the oaths of a deputy Sheriff under Person Williamson Gent Sheriff of this county according to law.
Order books, v. 1-2, 1781-1799 – Greensville Co, Va – Bk 3 Order books, v. 3 – Greensville Co, Va
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1804 June 12 – Benjamin Gowing and James Gowing, agreements,etc, p 396
Articles of agreement between Benjamin Gowing and James Gowing were acknowledged by the said Benjamin and ordered to be recorded.
Order books, v. 1-2, 1781-1799 – Greensville Co, Va – Bk 3 Order books, v. 3 – Greensville Co, Va
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1805 – Personal property tax lists, 1782-1830. Greensville Co, Va
James Gowing – 1 tithe, 1 slave over 16, 1 slave over 12, 2 horses
Henry Gowing – 1 tithe
James Gowing Sr – 1 tithe, 3 slaves over 16, 2 slaves over 12, 2 horses
Benjamin Going – 1 tithe, 1 horse
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1805 June 10 – Benjamin Gowing v William Forgason p 472,
Benjamin Gowing v William Forgason Junr – in covenant
Edmund Branson came into Court and entered into recognisance as special bail for the Def Forgason according to law and thereupon came the plt and the said def by their attornies and the said deft plead infancy in bar … to which the plt joined issue and the trial thereof was continued till next court.
Order books, v. 1-2, 1781-1799 – Greensville Co, Va – Bk 3 Order books, v. 3 – Greensville Co, Va
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1805 Sept – inventory of est of Jos Turner decd 2-41, 1805 Sept Court – List of Insolvents bond against Henry Gowing 3-17-6. Returned into Greensville County Court Sept 1807 and ordered to be recorded. 2-45. Greensville 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%3DTqH1103%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH1103&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645042_00389

1805 Nov 12 – Benjamin Gowing p 516
Ordered that Benjamin Gowing pay to John Wyche one dollar and seventy three cents for attending one day and traveling fifteen miles as a witness for him against William Forgason Jr.
Order books, v. 1-2, 1781-1799 – Greensville Co, Va – Bk 3 Order books, v. 3 – Greensville Co, Va
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1805 Nov 12 – Benjamin Gowing v William Forgason and Zachariah Banscom p 517
Jury – Edwin Adams, Frederick Batts, Foster Cook, William Lanier, Aaron Allen, Bolling Chambliss, Isaac Rowell, Samuel Ladd, Isaac R Walton Jr, James Putney, Henry Smith, and Henry Walton … found defendants made breach of the covenant in the writing obligatory … 20 dollars damage plus costs …
Order books, v. 1-2, 1781-1799 – Greensville Co, Va – Bk 3 Order books, v. 3 – Greensville Co, Va
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1805 Dec 19 – “James Gowing, Henry Gowing and Avant Massey; Amy Gowing, William Harris jointly posted a bond of £50″ to Miherris Parish to help support the child of Mary Hill who was an unlawful child as yet to be born,” according to Greensville County Deed Book 1, page 173.

1805 December 19-“James Gowing” was listed as surety for the marriage of “Amy Gowing” to William Harris December 19, 1805 in Greensville County, according to “Greensville County Marriages, 1781-1825” by Catherine Lindsey Knorr.  Greensville Co, Va

1806 – Personal property tax lists, 1782-1830. Greensville Co, Va
Benjamin Gowing – 1 tithe, 1 horse
James Going Sr – 1 tithe, 4 slaves over 16, 2 slaves 12-16, 3 horses
Henry Going – 1 tithe
James Going – 1 tithe, 1 slave over 16, 1 slave 12-16, 2 horses
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1806 May 12 – Mark Gowing cert of freedom p 547
Mark Gowing reputed to be free born, registed in the Clerks office approved of by the Court, and certified according to law.
Order books, v. 3-4, 1799-1810 – Greensville Co, Va – Bk 3 Order books, v. 3 – Greensville Co, Va
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1806 June 10 – James Gowing Jr v Isham Powell and John Robinson p. 7
In debt.
Order books, v. 3-4, 1799-1810 – Greensville Co, Va – Bk 4 Order books, v. 4 – Greensville Co, Va
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1807 – Personal property tax lists, 1782-1830. Greensville Co, Va
James Gowing – 1 tithe, 1 slave over 16, 1 slave over 12, 2 horses
Benjamin Gowing – 1 tithe, 1 slave 12-16, 1 horse
James Gowing Sr – 1 tithe, 3 slaves over 16, 3 slaves 12-16, 3 horses
Henry Gowing – 1 tithe, 1 horse
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1807 Jan 12 – Benjamin Gowing for William Goodrich v Benjamin C Vincent and Hamlin Vincent p 73
On motion onn a forfeited deliver bond.
127 dollars and 58 cents to be discharged by payment of 63 dollars and 79 cents with interest from the 5th day of Dec 1806 till payment and the costs.
Order books, v. 3-4, 1799-1810 – Greensville Co, Va – Bk 4 Order books, v. 4 – Greensville Co, Va
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1808 June 13 – James Gowing v Joshua Lundy p 238
In Debt.
Lewis Dupree special bail and the same issue as above.
Order books, v. 3-4, 1799-1810 – Greensville Co, Va – Bk 4 Order books, v. 4 – Greensville Co, Va
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1808 June 13 – James Gowing v Edwin Cook p 240
… came plaintiff and Fosteer Cook Jr security for the deft …
Order books, v. 3-4, 1799-1810 – Greensville Co, Va – Bk 4 Order books, v. 4 – Greensville Co, Va
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1808 Nov 14 – Henry Gowing v Buckner Brewer p 287
In case for slander.
Dismissed by order of the plt in person.
Order books, v. 3-4, 1799-1810 – Greensville Co, Va – Bk 4 Order books, v. 4 – Greensville Co, Va
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1808 Nov 17 – James Gowing v Edwin Cook and Foster Cook his bail p 298
In debt.
Verdict for 14 pounds one shilling and nine pence …
Order books, v. 3-4, 1799-1810 – Greensville Co, Va – Bk 4 Order books, v. 4 – Greensville Co, Va
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1808 Nov 17 – James Gowing v Joshua Lundy p 299
… withdrawing his former plea …
Order books, v. 3-4, 1799-1810 – Greensville Co, Va – Bk 4 Order books, v. 4 – Greensville Co, Va
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1809 – Personal property tax lists, 1782-1830. Greensville Co, Va
James Gowings Senr – 1 tithes over 21, 4 tithes btw 16-20, 2 slaves above 16, 3 slaves above 12
Henry Gowings – 1 tithes
Benjamin Gowings – 1 tithe, 1 slave above 16, 1 slave above 12, 2 horses
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1809 Dec 11 – Benjamin Gowing v Joshua C Lundy p 422
Order books, v. 3-4, 1799-1810 – Greensville Co, Va – Bk 4 Order books, v. 4 – Greensville Co, Va
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1810 – Personal property tax lists, 1782-1830. Greensville Co, Va
James Gowing – 1 tithe, 6 slaves over 16, 4 horses 
Henry Gowing – 1 tithe, 1 slave over 16, 2 horses
Benjamin Gowing – 1 tithe, 2 slaves over 16, 1 slave 12-16, 2 horses
Mark Gowing – 1 tithe
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1810 US Census in Greensville Co, Va
Name: Henry Gowing
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Greensville, Virginia
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 45 and over: 1 (b. bef. 1765)
Free White Persons – Females – 45 and over : 1
Numbers of Slaves: 3
Number of Household Members Under 16: 1
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 6
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1810 US Census in Greensville Co, Va
Name: Benjamin Gowing
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Greensville, Virginia
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44 : 1 (b. betw 1766-1784)
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Numbers of Slaves: 6
Number of Household Members Under 16: 2
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 10
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1810 US Census in Greensville Co, Va
Name: James Gowing
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Greensville, Virginia
Free White Persons – Males – 45 and over: 1 (b. bef. 1765)
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Numbers of Slaves: 7
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 9
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1811 – Personal property tax lists, 1782-1830. Greensville Co, Va
James Gowing – 1 tithe, 6 slaves over 16, 4 horses
Henry Gowing – 1 tithe, 2 slaves over 16, 1 slave 12-16, 2 horses
Benjamin Gowing – 1 tithe, 1 slave over 16, 1 slave 12-16, 2 horses
Mark Gowing – 1 tithe
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3SZ1-M?i=425&cat=776118

1811 June 6 – Benjamin Gowing to James Gowing – 1812, bk 4, p 279
Benjamin Gowing of Greensville County … in consideration of the sum of 500 pounds … aid by James Gowing Sr … deliver unto the said James Gowing Senr … one negro woman by name Dolly and 3 negro boys by name Britton, George and Turner also 2 horses known by the naes of Grey Jack and Dagon 3 feather beds and furniture 5 heads of cattle 25 head of hogs, household and kitchen furniture, plantation utensils … as it now stands on my plantations … unto him the said James Gowing Senr
Signed: Benjamin Gowing
Wit: William Robinson, Edwin Howard
Deed books, v. 3-4 1801-1816. Greensville County, Virginia
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1812 – Personal property tax lists, 1782-1830. Greensville Co, Va
Henry Gowing – 1 tithe, 2 slaves over 16, 2 horses
Benjamin Gowing – 1 tithe
Mark Gowing – 1 tithe
James Gowing – 1 tithe, 7 slaves over 16, 1 slave over 12, 6 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3SZB-Q?i=442&cat=776118

1812 inventory est of Catharine Harris 2-285, account of Estate of Catharine Harris – Benjamin Gowing purchases a drawing knife, 2 bushels of wheat x 2. bk 2, pg. 286, Greensville 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%3DTqH1103%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH1103&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645042_00510

1812 John Avent admr in acct current with Estate of Catharine Harris . . . May 9, 1814 recd of John Avent bonds due the Estate of Catharine Harris . . . Signed: Benjamin Gowing exor of Catharine Harris decd. . . . receipt was acknd by Benjamin Gowing a party thereto and ordered to be recorded. bk 2, pg 358, Greensville 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%3DTqH1103%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH1103&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645042_00546

1813 – Personal property tax lists, 1782-1830. Greensville Co, Va
Henry Gowing – 1 tithe, 2 slaves over 16, 2 horses
Benjamin Gowing – 1 tithe
James Gowing – 1 tithe, 7 slaves over 16, 6 horses
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1813 Tithe Records of Greensville Co Va

1813 Tithe Records of Greensville Co Va

1813 March 23 – account of sale of estate of William Collier decd – James Gowing purchases a crosscut saw, an iron trace and cart saddle. bk 2, pg 409-411. Greensville 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%3DTqH1103%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH1103&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645042_00588

1814 – Personal property tax lists, 1782-1830. Greensville Co, Va
Henry Gowing 1 tithe, 2 slaves above 16, 2 horses 
Benjamin Gowing Do 2 free tithes, 2 horses
James Gowing Do 5 free tithes, 3 horses
Mark & Micl Gowiery Mulattos 2 free tithes
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1814 Nov 14 – Henry Gowing to Benjamin Gowing in trust, 1818, bk 5, p 99
… between Henry Gowing of Greensville County … of the one part and Benjamin Gowing of the County afsd of the other part … the said Henry Gowing in order to secure the payment of the following debts due the Estate of Lucas Tomlinson decd and to save harmless his securities for the administration thereon/ to wit one bone of 20 pounds 5 shillings and 8 pence payable the 15th June 1811 one bond of 16 pounds 8 shillings and 8 pence payable the 8th of April 1811, one note of 4 pounds 10 shillings payable the 1st of July 1810, one note of 2 pounds 3 shillings and 10 pence payable the 11th of Feb 1811, one note of one pound 1 shilling payable the 8th April 1811, one account of 6 shillings and 10 and 1/2 payable the 14th May 1810, one bond due Benjamin and James T Sykes for 8 pounds 10 shillings and 1 and 1/2 payable the 1st of Nov 1811, one acct due the same of 8 shillings and 7 and 1/2, one acct due Avent Massey 1 pound also Edward Moores bond of 3 pounds 8 and 1/4 payable the 15th day of Jan 1809 … deliver unto the said Benjamin Gowing …. 8 head of cattle, 8 head of sheep, 18 head of hogs, 3 feather beds and furniture, 1 London Still, 3 iron potts, and 1 dutch oven, 3 water casks and 2 water pales, 3 chests, also the balance of household and kitchen furniture of every description, plantation utensils and 1 loom and geer together with all the increase that may arise from the before mentioned stock and 1 iron skillet, 2 head of horses, also my right and title (for life) in a negro woman by name Pat also all debts dues or demands that may fall to me by virtue of my intermarriage with the relict of Lucas Tomlinson decd together with all their future increase … Upon special trust and confidence, nevertheless the intent … that the Benjamin Gowing as trustee for the securities for the admr on the Estate of the before mentioned Estate and for the purpose therin contained may sell the before mentioned property or so much thereof as shell be sufficient to discharge the before mentioned debts … after the 25th day of Dec 1814 …
Signed: Henry Gowyn
Wit: Joseph W Walton, James Avent, Samuel Avent.
Deed books, v. 5-6 1816-1831. Greensville County, Virginia
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1815 – Personal property tax lists, 1782-1830. Greensville Co, Va
Henry Gowing – 1 tithe, 2 slaves over 16, 3 horses, 11 cattle
Benjamin Gowing – 1 tithe, 1 slave over 16, 1 slave over 12, 2 horses, 6 cattle
James Gowing – 1 tithe, 5 slaves over 16, 3 horses, 18 cattle
Mark Gowing – 1 tithe
Michael Gowing – 1 tithe, 1 free male negro
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3SZT-3?i=492&cat=776118

1815 Sept 11 – account of sale of the estate of Richard Massey decd – Benjamin Gowing purch 1 pine table. Henry Gowing purch 3 blue sheats. bk 2- pg 408, Greensville 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%3DTqH1103%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH1103&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645042_00588   1813 last will of Richard Massey. 2-326, 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%3DTqH1103%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH1103&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645042_00530

1816 – Personal property tax lists, 1782-1830. Greensville Co, Va
Henry Gowing – 1 tithe, 2 slaves over 12, 3 horses
Benjamin Gowing – 1 tithe, 2 slaves over 12, 2 horses
James Gowing – 1 tithe, 5 slaves over 12, 3 horses
Mark Gowing – 1 tithe
Michal Gowing – 1 tithe
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1816 April 8 – Benjamin Gowing & wife to James Gowing Sr – 1816, bk 4, p 518
… between Benjamin Gowing and Catharine his wife of the County of Greensville … of the one part and James Gowing Sr of the County afsd of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 112 pounds 10 shillings … paid by the said James Gowing Sr … confirm unto the said James Gowing Sr … land … in the afsd County of Greensville containing … 112 and 1/2 acres … at the crossing place of the branch where Capt Wyche began to survey … along John Robinson’s line to James Gowing line …
Signed: Benjamin Gowing, Catharine Gowing
Wit: Durham Avent, Daniel H Robinson, David Moss, H Wyche
Deed books, v. 3-4 1801-1816. Greensville County, Virginia
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1816 Aug 12 will proven up – 1814 Sept 1 will written – Last Will of James Gowing
… I James Gowing Senr of Greensville County and State of Virginia …. to be my last will and testament in manner and form …
…Secondly, I lend to my beloved wife Amey Gowing during her natural life three negroes: to be her choice three of all I have. I also lend to her two feather beds and furniture, one horse, three cows and calves, three sows and pigs, and provision enough for one year and tools sufficient to make a crop, one pot and one pan, one half dozen pewter plates and three pewter basons, three pewter dishes, two trays, and all my tubs, pails and piggins.
…Thirdly, I lend to my son James Gowing during his natural life four negroes (namely) Cats, Winney, their two children, and at his death I give the said negroes together with their future increase to my grandson James Alked Gowing, also I give to my son James Gowing Junr one feather bed and furniture, that he has now his possession.
…Fourthly, I lend to my son Henry Gowing during his natural life one negro man by name George and at his death I lend the said Negro George to my two sons James and Benjamin Gowing and at their death I give the said George to their children their heirs and assigns forever.
…Fifthly, I give to my son Benjamin Gowing six negroes to wit Moses, Peter, little George, Turner, Doll and her child Barnes together with their future increase, also one feather bed and furniture to him his heirs and assigns forever.
…Sixthly, I give to my grandson Benjamin Howard fifty dollars to be paid by my executors with lawful interest thereon from the date of my sale.
…Seventhly, I give to my grandson Hackett Howard fifty dollars in like manner.
…Eighthly I give to my grandson Hartwell Howard fifty dollars in like manner.
…Ninthly, I give to my grandson James Howard fifty dollars in like manner – but in case either of my grandsons before mentioned should die under age or without an heir lawfully begotten then and in that case my will and desire is that their part of my estate be equally divided between the surviving ones and in case all of them should die as before mentioned then and in that case their part of my Estate is to be equally divided between all my children accept my son Henry Gowing and Amey Harris.
…Tenthly, I lend to my daughter Amey Harris during her natural life seven negroes to wit Josse, Tom, Ester, Marshavell, Wilkerson, Luce and her child Anderson, and at her death I give the said negroes to be equally divided between her surviving children, but in case all the said children of my daughter Amey Harris should die under age or without heirs lawfully begotten then and in that case the said negroes is to return to my sons James and Benjamin Gowing to them their heirs and assigns forever.
…Eleventhly, at the death of my wife Amey Gowing I leave all the balance of my Estate to be sold and equally divided between my two sons James and Benjamin Gowing after paying my son Henry Gowing one hundred dollars to be on demand from and after the debts are made due from my sale.
…Twelfthly, I lend to my wife Amey Gowing my negro woman Aggy and two children for and during her natural life, and at her death my will is that the said three negroes be valued by William Robison and William Gaines , for Samuel Avent to take them at the valuation should the said Aggy be willing, if not they are to be sold at public sale and be disposed of as my will divests in the eleventh clause.
…and lastly, I constitute and appoint my son Benjamin Gowing sole executor of this my last will and testament revoking all others. As witness my hand and seal this first day of Sept. 1814. Signed: James Gowing Senr. Wits: William Robinson, Salley Bottom, Durham Avent.
Will is proved up in Greensville County, Va on the 12th day of Aug 1816 by oaths of William Robinson and Durham Avent … on motion of Benjamin Gowing the executor therein named … with Henry Wyche, Frederick Shelton, and William Robinson his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of 10,000 dollars …
 (Note: Family named in will):  James Gowing Sr his will – wife Amey Gowing, son James Gowing Jr, grandson James Alked Gowing, son Henry Gowing, son Benjamin Gowing, grandson Benjamin Howard, grandson Herbert Howard, grandson Hartwell Howard, grandson James Howard, daughter Amy Harris, William Robison and William Gaines to value the slaves, Samuel Avent to take them at the valuation. Written on Sept 1, 1814. Signed: James Gowing. Wits: William Robinson, Salley Bottom, Durham Avent. Proved up on Aug 12, 1816 in court by William Robinson and Durham Avent. Securities were Benjamin Gowing, Henry Wyche, Frederick Shelton and William Robinson. bk 2, pg 447.  Greensville Co, Va.
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1816 – 1838 (account payments) James Gowing acct current – Mr. James Gowing Jr acct with Benjamin Gowing executor of Benjamin James Gowing decd. 1819 – Your bond interest due Dec 1, 1817, cash paid you per receipt July 12, cash paid you for receipt January 21, cash paid you for receipt June 1, cash paid son for receipt in book. 1823: cash paid you receipt Feb 27, cash paid Wyche and Shelton for you, cash paid Lucas Tomlinson’s estate bond. 1823 Dec 25 – By your part of decedent’s estate. Balance due Benjamin Gowing this day. Dec 25, 1823 – To balance due Benjamin Gowing. Commissioners fee charge to Benjamin Gowing.
1816 – Estate of James Gowing decd in account current with Benjamin Gowing executor. paid Hardy Robinson for coffin, 1818 cash paid Wyche and Shelton, cash paid Braxton Newsham, cash paid Durham Avent, cash paid William Key, cash paid Hathcocks estate, cashe paid Henry Going, Going legacy. cash paid William H Brodnax, cash paid Edwin Howard’s children legacy, Dec 25, 1823 James Going is entitled to 1/2 which amounts to deduct 1/2 commissioner’s fee.
1838 June – . . . In obedience to order, I have examined the vouchers . . .of Benjamin Gowing’s executorial transactions on the estate of James Gowing decd and find him indebted to the estate . . . $2591.67 and 1/2. . . . to be equally divided between Benjamin Gowing and his brother James Gowing each . . .
At July Court 1838 this acct current of James Gowing was returned and of August Court no exceptions filed, sum is confirmed . . . bk 5, pg 373-374. Greensville County, 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%3DTqH1103%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH1103&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007676110_00698

1817 – Personal property tax lists, 1782-1830. Greensville Co, Va
South of Meherrin:
Henry Gowing – 1 tithe, 3 slaves over 16, 3 horses
Benjamin Gowing – 1 tithe, 2 slaves over 16, 1 slave over 12, 2 horses
James Gowing’s Estate – 3 slaves over 16, 1 slave over 12, 2 horses
Mark Gowing – 1 tithe
Mical Gowing – 1 tithe
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1817 July 12 – Benjamin Gowing & wife to Isaac R Walton, 1817, bk 5, p 71
… between Benjamin Gowing and Catharine his wife of the County of Greensville … of the one part and Isaac R Walton Jr of the County afsd of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 30 dollars … confirm unto the said Isaac R Walton Jr … land lying and being in the afsd County …. containing by late survey 6 and 3/4 acres … beginning at post oak a corner to Willis Hall and Poter Avents and running by said Avents line …. to Jordans Road …. to a red oad a corner to said Avent and Isaac R Walton Jr …
Signed: Benjamin Gowing, Catharine Gowing
Deed books, v. 5-6 1816-1831. Greensville County, Virginia
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1818 – Personal property tax lists, 1782-1830. Greensville Co, Va
Henry Gowing – 1 tithe, 2 slaves over 16, 2 horses
Benjamin Gowing – 1 tithe, 4 slaves over 16, 1 slave over 12, 3 horses
Mark Gowing – 1 tithe
Michal Gowing – 1 tithe
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1818 Jan 6 – 1820 July 22 – Henry Gowing Acc current his est. The Estate of Henry Gowing on account current with Henry Wyche admnr.
Payments: cash paid Benjamin Sykes Sept 8, 1818, paid William Harris note and int Nov 28, 1818, paid Benjamin Gowing note and int Nov 28, 1818, paid Alanson A Massey guardian of John L Tomlinson Jan 6, 1819, paid John Massy exor of Wilson Sheehan Jan 11, 1819, paid James T Sykes acct Feb 8, 1819, paid James Jean for coffin March 8, 1819, paid Robt B Stark note and int March 8, 1819, paid John Jones note and int March 11, 1819, paid Benjamin Gowing acct March 27, 1819, paid Burrell Hill May 1, 1819, paid George Shehan May 6, 1819, paid Avent Massey June 24, 1819, paid Braxton Newsum June 26, 1819, paid Benjamin Gowing Aug 19, 1819, paid John Rives acct Aug 19, 1819, paid Benjamin C Vincent Aug 19, 1819, paid William Fox Feb 17, 1820, paid Wyche and Shelton, paid William Moody March 15, 1820, paid Thomas H Rainey for 1 day work waggon hall cotten March 15, 1820, paid William Dupree’s acct May 27, 1820, paid John Massey Jr acct May 27, 1820.
Receipts: recd fr Alanson A Massey guardian of John L Tomlinson Jan 6, 1819, recd of Benjamin Gowing on settlement Jan 6, 1819, recd of Benjamin Gowing exor of James Gowing decd March 27, 1819. . . .we have stated and settled the acct currant of Henry Wyche adnr of Henry Gowing decd and find the debits supported by proper vouchers. . . Signed: Benjamin Gowing, Alanson A Massey (auditors). Return filed into Greensville County Court on the 16th day of August 1820.  bk 3, pg 166   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%3DTqH1103%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH1103&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007676110_00101

1819 – Personal property tax lists, 1782-1830. Greensville Co, Va
Martha Gowing – 0 tithes, 1 slave over 16, 1 horse
Benjamin Gowing – 1 tithe, 4 slaves over 16, 2 slaves over 12, 4 horses
Michal Gowing – 1 tithe
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1819 Nov 4 – Benjamin Gowing from G Hobbs D Trust, 1820, bk 5, 246
… between Gilliam Hobbs of the County of Greensville and State of Virginia of the one part and Benjamin Gowing of the County and State afsd of the other part … Gilliam Hobbs is justly indebted to Henry Wyche and Frederick Shelton acting under the firm of Wyche & Shelton in a bond of 37 dollars 55 cents and due the 5th day of November 1819 … land lying and being in the County of Greensville … containg 15 acres … bounded … lands of Edward Atkinson, William Ingram, David Williams Est, and John R Taylor … (to be sold if debt not paid in time in order to satisfy debt) …
Signed: Gilliam Hobbs, Benjamin Gowing
Wit: Samuel Avent, James Avent, Mary Avent
Deed books, v. 5-6 1816-1831. Greensville County, Virginia
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1820 – Personal property tax lists, 1782-1830. Greensville Co, Va
Martha Gowing (scratched out)
Benjamin Gowing – 1 tithe, 4 slaves over 16, 2 slaves over 12, 6 horses
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1820 US Census in Greensville Co, Va
Name: Martha Gowing
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Greensville, Virginia
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 45 and over : 1
Slaves – Males – Under 14: 3
Slaves – Males – 45 and over: 2
Slaves – Females – 14 thru 25: 1
Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture: 4
Free White Persons – Over 25: 1
Total Free White Persons: 2
Total Slaves: 6
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 8
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1820 US Census in Greensville Co, Va
Name: Marcus Gowing
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Greensville, Virginia
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free Colored Persons – Males – Under 14: 1
Free Colored Persons – Males – 45 and over: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – 45 and over: 1
Number of Persons – Engaged in Manufactures: 1
Total Free Colored Persons: 3
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 3
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1820 US Census in Greensville Co, Va
Name: Benjamin Gowing
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Greensville, Virginia
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Slaves – Males – Under 14: 3
Slaves – Males – 14 thru 25: 1
Slaves – Males – 26 thru 44: 2
Slaves – Females – Under 14: 3
Slaves – Females – 26 thru 44: 2
Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture: 6
Free White Persons – Under 16: 6
Free White Persons – Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 8
Total Slaves: 11
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 19
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1820 Feb 19 – Benjamin Gowing from A Massey & wife, 1820, bk 5, p 252
… between Hanson A Massey and Rebecca his wife of the County of Greensville and State of Virginia of the one part, and Benjamin Gowing of the County and State afsd of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 125 dollars … confirm unto the said Benjamin Gowing … land lying and being in the County and State afsd containing by late survey 25 acres … bounded … at a Branch formally Butlers old corner … to the Estate of Robert R Robinson … to the afsd Butlers old line …
Signed: Hanson A Massey, Rebecca A Massey
Wit: William Lanier, Pettipool Massey, John Massey
Deed books, v. 5-6 1816-1831. Greensville County, Virginia
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1820 June 14 – Benjamin Gowing etc from W Robinson D trust, 1820, bk 5, p 245
… between Darius Robinson of the County of Greensvile and State of Virginia of the first part, Benjamin Gowing of the same County and State of the second part, and Joseph W Walton and Martin Pinkett of the third part. … the said Joseph W Walton and Martin Pinkett have this day paid to Joshua C Lundy Depty Shff of Greensville County the sum of 165 dollars 65 cents as securities for the said Darius Robinson the repayment of which said sum … the said Robinson is willing and desirous … to secure … in consideration … of 1 dollar to him paid by the said Benjamin Gowing … sell unto the said Benjamin Gowing … his interest in a certain tract or parcel of land … in the County of Greensville adjoining the lands of Benjamin Going, P Pool, Massey A Avent, Massey’s Estate formerly belonging to James Robinson decd and … descended to the said Darius Robinson … unto the said Benjamin Gowing … if the said Darius Robinson … repay to the same Joseph W Walton and Martin Pinkett the said sum of 165 dollars and 65 cents with legal interest … shall be void and of no effect … if the said Darius Robinson shall fail to pay … shall and may sell and dispose of the said Robinsons interest in the said tract of land … (to pay debt) …
Signed: Darius Robinson, Benjamin Gowing, Joseph W Walton
Wit: William Fox, James Jourdan, Thomas Fox
Deed books, v. 5-6 1816-1831. Greensville County, Virginia
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1820 July 30 – Benjamin Gowing etc to John Massey, 1820, bk 5, p 272
… between Benjamin Gowing trustee for Darius Robinson and Joseph Walton of the County of Greensville and State of Virginia of the one part and John Massey Jr of the County and State afsd of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 215 dollars … sell unto the said John Massey Jr … land lying and being in the County of Greensville afsd it being the said Darius Robinson proportion of the land willed by Majr James Robinson decd to Robert R Robinson decd and which descended to the said Darius by the death of the said Robert R Robinson and conveyed to the said Benjamin Gowing trustee … to secure payment of a certain debt …
Signed: Benjamin Gowing trustee for Joseph Walton & Darius Robinson.
Deed books, v. 5-6 1816-1831. Greensville County, Virginia
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1820 Oct 11 – estate of Wilson Sheehan decd accounting filed. On March 20, 1818 Henry Gowing recd $2.00 from the estate of Wilson Sheehan decd, with John Massey executor. On March 8, 1819 Benjamin Gowing received 10.33/4 out of the estate. bk 3. pg 169-170. Greensville 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%3DTqH1103%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH1103&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007676110_00102

1821 – Personal property tax lists, 1782-1830. Greensville Co, Va
Benjamin Gowing – 1 tithe, 4 slaves over 16, 2 slaves over 12, 4 horses
Mark Gowing – 1 tithe
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1821 Feb 14 – Benjamin Gowing to John Massey D trust, 1821, bk 5, p 321
… between John Massey Jr of the County of Greensville and State of Virginia of the one part and Benjamin Gowing of the County and State afsd of the other part … William Robinson hath entered himself John Massey’s security in a bond due to Simon B Sykes payable the 25th day of Dec 1822 for the sum of 531 dollars due for the purchase of a certain tract of land, and the said John Massey Jr being willing and desirous of securing … sell unto .. the said Benjamin Gowing … in special trust … (to secure payment of debt) … one negro man by the name John … (to be sold to pay debt if it is not paid timely) …
Signed: John Massey Jr, Benjamin Gowing
Wit: Robert G Parham
Deed books, v. 5-6 1816-1831. Greensville County, Virginia
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1822 – Personal property tax lists, 1782-1830. Greensville Co, Va
Benjamin Gowing & E Graham – 2 tithes, 5 slaves over 16, 1 slave over 12, 5 horses
Mark Gowing – 1 tithe
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1823 – Personal property tax lists, 1782-1830. Greensville Co, Va
Benjamin Gowing & Howse – 2 tithes, 6 slaves over 16, 5 horses
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1823 March 27 (written) and 1824 Aug 2 (proved up) Last Will and Testament of Benjamin Woodroof
In the name of God Amen, I Benjamin Woodroof of Greensville County and State of Virginia … ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament …
-Imprimis – my will and desire is that my just debts be punctually paid and out of the following property-towit The land I purchased of Braxton Robinson lying in Northampton County, North Carolina and all my interest in the land I purchased of William Sandfor, also one negro man by name Nat and should that not be sufficient my executor is requested to raise the balance out of my crop stock or household furniture as he may think proper …
-2dly – I give and bequeath unto my son William Woodroof all the moneys I paid for the land and plantation which he now lives, together with all the property I have put him in possession of, it being in full for his proportional part of my estate …
-3dly – I give and bequeath unto my daughter Susan Robinson one certain tract or parcel of land lying adjoining her husband John A Robinson’s land and bounded as followeth, towit begininning at Allens Corner in said Robinson’s line thence a line of nearly Chaptrus(sp?) to a post a four and aft at Johnsons Cross fence … to William Moody’s line … to John A Robinson’s line … to Allens Corner the beginning, and my negro woman by name Ruth and her four children and further increase, also all other property that I have put her in possession of to her heirs and assigns forever
-4thly – I give and bequeath unto my daughter Eliza Hardin 3 negroes to wit Alsey, Allen, and Shade, one feather bed and furniture, one cow and calf, and one chest of draws to her her heirs and assigns forever.
-5thly – I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Woodroof 4 negroes to wit Nanney and her 3 children Easter, Amy and Rachel and their future increas, also one feather bed and furniture and one cow and calf …
-6thly – I give and bequeath unto my wife Jane Woodroof 4 negroes towit Amey, Willey, Isham and Mason ….
-7thly – My will and desire is that all my lands not heretofore given away be divided by commissioners appointed by the County Court of Greensville in the following manner, to wit 2/3 of the whole tract (agreeable to quality) to be equally divided between my 2 sons Nathaniel and Benjamin and the other 1/3 to be equally divided between my 4 daughters namely Mary, Elizabeth (now Harding), Nancy & Martha. But it is to be understood that none of my children but Susan Robinson is to draw from my wife any part of their land until my daughter Martha shall arrive of lawful age, and my said wife is to have the use of it untill then, provided she remains a widdow.
-8thly – my will and desire is that the balance of my negroes (and increase) to wit Joe, Nelston, Fid, Jim, Tom, George, Linnet, Lucy, Mariah, and Amanda be equally divided between my four youngest children, to wit Nathaniel, Nancy, Martha and Benjamin as they may arrive severally to the following ages, to wit Nathaniel and Benjamin to 21 years, and Nancy and Martha to 18 years … said negroes to remain in the possession of my wife provided she continues my widdow till the said Children shall arrive to the before mentioned ages and she my wife is to board and school them well.
-9thly – I give and bequeath unto my son Nathaniel 100 dollars at lawful age to purchase him a horse.
-10thly – I give and bequeath unto my son Benjamin 100 dollars at lawful age to purchase him a horse.
-11thly – after my executor has paid my just debts I lend all the balance of my estate …. to my wife Jane Woodroof during her natural life or widowhood and at the arrival of that period I give the same to be equally divided between my said 4 youngest children, Nathaniel, Nancy, Martha, and Benjamin
-12thly – I give and bequeath unto my four children namely, William, Nathaniel, Nancy, Martha and Benjamin all my right in Benjaminn Davis’ Estate at the death of his mother to be equally divided between them …
-Lastly – I constitute and appoint my son William Woodroof the sole executor of this my last will and testament …. this 27th day of March 1823.
Signed: Benjamin Woodroof
Wits: Alanson A Massey, Burrell Hall, Benjamin Gowing
(Will Proved up in court on August 2, 1824 by witnesses, and executor William Woodroof, and Benjamin Peebles, Benjamin Gowing, and Samuel Avent with security entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of 50,000 dollars).
Will Book 3, pg 364. Greensville County, Virginia
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1823 April 21 – Benjamin Gowing from S Robinson, 1823, bk 5, p 467
… between Daniel H Robinson of the County of Greensville and State of Virginia of the one part and Benjamin Gowing of the County and State afsd of the other part …. Daniel H Robinson is justly indebted to James Jane in the sum of 105 dollars 82 and 1/2 cents becoming of my security to John W Turner of Greensville County in the just sum of 82 dollars 50 cents and to John A Robinson executor of William Robinson decd in the sum of 23 dollars 32 and 1/2 cents …. (Benjamin Gowing to be trustee) …. land lying and being in the afsd County of Greensville containing … 57 acres …. bounded by the lands of Benjamin Sykes, John A Robinson and the land to me by my Father … (land to be sold by Benjamin Gowing if debt not paid timely, proceeds to be used to pay debts) …
Signed: Daniel H Robinson, Benjamin Gowing
Wit: Minerva R Gowing, Cargil H Gowing, James Howard, J C Lundy, John A Robinson
Deed books, v. 5-6 1816-1831. Greensville County, Virginia
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1824 – Personal property tax lists, 1782-1830. Greensville Co, Va
Benjamin Gowing – 1 tithe, 6 slaves over 16, 5 horses
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1825 – Personal property tax lists, 1782-1830. Greensville Co, Va
Benjamin Gowing & son – 2 tithes, 5 slaves over 16, 1 slave over 12, 5 horses
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1826 – Personal property tax lists, 1782-1830. Greensville Co, Va
Benjamin & Cargil Gowing – 2 tithes, 5 slaves over 16, 1 slave over 12, 5 horses
Mark Gowing – 1 tithe
James A Gowing – 1 tithe
Tilly Gowing – 1 horse
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1826 May 30 – The deposition of Benjamin Gowing of lawful age taken in and at the Tavern of Martin Parckell on Tuesday the 30th day of May 1826 … evidence in a suit now depending in the Superior Court of Chancery in the Richmond Dist … Henry Wyche and Frederick Shelton are complainants and Marting Puchell and others defendants ….
… Sayeth that in 1815 or 1816 he the said Gowing sold to a certain Darius Robinson of Greensville County the one half of 227 acres of land at 20 shillings per acre the 1/2 of the purchase money to be paid on a certain day …. the said Darius Robinson wished to call off the bargain.
… the deponant understood … that Mrs Winnifred Robinson was to have the said land – but as the line would not run where the said Winnifred Robinson expected it – it was understood by this deponent that the said Darius and Winifred Robinson agreed to let my Father James Gowing take the land – the bargain was cancelled between the said Darius Robinson and the said Gowings & the said Benjamin Gowing made a deed to James Gowing Sr for the said land in the month of April 1816 …
Signed: Benjamin Gowing
Virginia Chancery Court Index. Greensville County, Virginia.
1835 Wyche v Robinson. Case No. 1835 035
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1826 July 22 – Benjamin Gowing P atty from J F Robinson, 1827, bk 6, p 201
… I James F Robinson of the County of Jasper Georgia do … appoint Benjamin Gowing of the County of Greensville and State of Virginia my true and lawful attorney …. to sue and recover and receive all moneys that I may recover by my attorney … to sell and make a right to a certain tract or tracts of land in Northampton County, North Carolina and in Greensville County Virginia ….
Signed: J F Robinson
Wit: Tamlin Avent, Samuel Avent, Drury Matthews
Deed books, v. 5-6 1816-1831. Greensville County, Virginia
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C373-KS82-Y?i=395&cat=388573

1827 – Personal property tax lists, 1782-1830. Greensville Co, Va
Benjamin Gowing & son – 2 tithes, 5 slaves over 16, 1 slave over 12, 5 orses
Mark Gowing (scratched through)
James A Gowing – 1 tithe
Esaw Gowing – 1 tithe
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3SDL-L?i=791&cat=776118

1828 – Personal property tax lists, 1782-1830. Greensville Co, Va
Benjamin & Cargil Gowing – 2 tithes, 6 slaves above 16, 1 slave above 12, 4 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3SDF-2?i=814&cat=776118

1829 – Personal property tax lists, 1782-1830. Greensville Co, Va
Benjamin Gowing and Cargile Gowing – 2 tithes, 6 slaves over 16, 1 slave over 12, 5 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3SDJ-D?i=839&cat=776118

1830 – Personal property tax lists, 1782-1830. Greensville Co, Va
Benjamin Gowing & Cargill Gowing – 2 tithes, 6 slaves over 16, 3 slaves over 12, 4 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3SDS-L?i=863&cat=776118

1830 US Census in Greensville Co, Va
Name: Benjamin Gowing
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Greensville, Virginia
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 40 thru 49: 1
Slaves – Males – 10 thru 23: 3
Slaves – Males – 24 thru 35: 1
Slaves – Males – 36 thru 54: 1
Slaves – Females – Under 10: 2
Slaves – Females – 10 thru 23: 3
Slaves – Females – 24 thru 35: 2
Free White Persons – Under 20: 5
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 3
Total Free White Persons: 9
Total Slaves: 12
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 21
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1830 Jan 29 – Martha Gowing etc to B L Sykes, 1830, bk 6, p 439
… between Martha Gowing late widow of Lucas Tomlinson decd, John L Tomlinson and Susan his wife all of the County of Greensville and State of Virginia of the one part and Burchett L Sykes of the County and State afsd of the other part … for the consideration of the sum of 449 dollars … hath bargained and sold … unto the said Burchett L Sykes … land … in the County of Greensville afsd and containing by estimation 224 and 1/2 acres … bounded … at Neilson Shelhorn and the sd Sykes’ corner pine …. to Henry Cook now Braxton Robinson corner shrub oak … to William Sykes corner pine …
Signed: Martha Gowing, John L Tomlinson, Susan M Tomlinson
Wit: John Robinson, Henry Wyche, James A Lanier, Richard Sykes
Deed books, v. 5-6 1816-1831. Greensville County, Virginia
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C373-KSDT-W?i=514&cat=388573

1831 Oct 12 – … between the heirs of Benjamin Gowing of the County of Greensville and State of Virginia of the one part and Herbert Howard of the County and State afsd of the other part. … the said heirs of Benjamin Gowing for and in the consideration of 30 dollars … paid by the said Harbert Howard … have granted … and confirm unto the said Harbert Howard … one certain parcel of land lying and being in the afsd County of Greensville containing by estimation 5 acres of land … bounded …. along Norwood’s falls …
Signed: Henry Allen, James M Gowing, Catherine Gowing, Minerva R Gowing, Nancy T Woodroof
Wits: R R Moss as to Allen & J Goines, Mark W Collier, William G Howard.
Virginia Chancery Index. Case No. 1836 002. (image 22)
https://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/

1831 – Personal property tax lists, 1831-1850. Greensville Co, Va
Benjamin Gowing & Cargill Gowing – 2 tithes, 7 slaves over 16, 2 slaves over 12, 4 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C3Q2-YSBJ-S?i=24&cat=776118

1831 Aug 22 – Benjamin Gowing from William Roper, 1832, bk 7, p 50
… between William Roper of the County of Greensville and State of Virginia of the one part and Benjamin Gowing of the County and State afsd of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 30 dollars …. confirm unto the said Benjamin Gowing … land … in the afsd County of Greensville containing by estimation 5 acres … bounded …. along Norwood Falls Road …
Signed: William Roper
Wit: John Robinson, George W Robinson, John Slate
Deed books, v. 7-8 1831-1848. Greensville County, Virginia
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C373-K9B8-7?i=51&cat=388573

1832 – Personal property tax lists, 1831-1850. Greensville Co, Va
Benjamin Gowing & Madison Gowing – 2 tithes, 7 slaves over 16, 3 slaves over 12, 5 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C3Q2-YSBG-R?i=48&cat=776118

1833 – Personal property tax lists, 1831-1850. Greensville Co, Va
Benjamin Gowing & Maddison Gowing – 2 tithes, 7 slaves over 16, 3 slaves over 12, 5 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C3Q2-YSYK-Q?i=72&cat=776118

1834 – Personal property tax lists, 1831-1850. Greensville Co, Va
Benjamin Gowing & James M Gowing – 2 tithes, 8 slaves over 16, 2 slaves over 12, 6 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C3Q2-YSBF-8?i=97&cat=776118

1834 – Jacob Gowen in Illinois, Vermillion Co. and Lawrence Co, IL – Rev War pension application
Born 1762 in Henry Co, Va
Died before June 1839
Served in Va – private – under Capt Wells and Col Lyon for 6 months
Resident of Vermillion Co, Ill in 1834 when app filed
Entered service in Henry Co, Va. July 1780
Reenlisted in summer of 1781
Served directly under General Washington. Was at
York until Cornwallis surrendered
Removed to Kentucky and lived there about 30 years
Removed to Veir County for 7 years
Then moved to Vermillion Co, Illinois where still lived in 1834 application
Affid in 1834 Shelby Co, Indiana of Richard Barnes 72 yrs states he knew
Jacob Gowen from early youth in Henry Co Va, to Kentucky, to Illinois (when he moved there 13-14 yrs ago).
Moved to Lawrence Co, Illinois resides in 1836 per 1838 affid requesting change in where
payments sent.
Affidavits in Knox County, Indiana is where he was filing his affids with court.
Died before June 26, 1839 when his widow applied for continuing benefits.
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1995/MIUSA1775D_135666-00896?pid=24033&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D1995%26h%3D24033%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DkUu1195%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=kUu1195&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=MIUSA1775D_135684-00462

1835 – Personal property tax lists, 1831-1850. Greensville Co, Va
Benjamin Gowing & James Gowing – 2 tithes, 8 slaves over 16, 2 slaves over 12, 4 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C3Q2-YSYD-7?i=123&cat=776118

1835 March 24 – James Gowing etc trustee fr William Woodruff, 1835, bk 7, p 265
… between William Woodruff of the one part and James Gowing, Jane Ivey, James Delbridge, John Slate and William Woodruff trustees to build a meeting house all of the County of Greensville and State of Virginia. … the said William Woodruff hath … sold unto the said trustees a piece of land lying in the said County and adjoining the lands of William Roper … containing by estimation one acre … for the purpose of building a Meeting (house) for the Protestant Methodist and when unoccupied by them free for all Orthodox Ministers of the Gospel ….
Signed: William Woodruff
Wit: Richard Delbridge, Benjamin Gowing, Braxton Newsome, James E Avent
Deed books, v. 7-8 1831-1848. Greensville County, Virginia
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C373-K9BW-P?i=159&cat=388573

1836 – Personal property tax lists, 1831-1850. Greensville Co, Va
Benjamin Gowing, James Gowing & Robert Avent – 3 tithes, 9 slaves over 16, 2 slaves over 12, 5 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C3Q2-YSTS-K?i=146&cat=776118

1837 – Personal property tax lists, 1831-1850. Greensville Co, Va
Benjamin Gowing – 1 tithe, 10 slaves over 16, 1 slave over 12, 4 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C3Q2-YSBN-Z?i=171&cat=776118

1838 – Personal property tax lists, 1831-1850. Greensville Co, Va
Benjamin Gowing & son – 2 tithes, 10 slaves over 16, 1 slave over 12, 4 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C3Q2-YSYH-Z?i=194&cat=776118

1838 – Fredrick Goin – old colored man per 1842 application from Lawrence, Alabama
78 yrs old in 1838 so born 1760 born in Brunswick Co, Va on Meherin R.
Free man of color – quite intelligent
Served 5 tours of 6 weeks each during Revolution – served in Virginia
Resided in Brunswick Co, Va (Became Greensville Co, Va after war).
Drafted when he was about 16 yrs old.
Served under Capt James Robertson and Capt Cock, Capt Lane House, Maj William Boys
of Surry and Col Austin commanding.
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1839 – Personal property tax lists, 1831-1850. Greensville Co, Va
Benjamin Gowing & son – 2 tithes, 9 slaves over 16, 7 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C3Q2-YS1K-Q?i=225&cat=776118

1840 – Personal property tax lists, 1831-1850. Greensville Co, Va
Benjamin Gowing & son – 2 tithes, 3 slaves over 16, 2 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C3Q2-YSYF-T?i=248&cat=776118

1840 US Census in Greensville Co, Va
Name: Benjamine Going
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Greensville, Virginia
Free White Persons – Males – 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 60 thru 69: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 50 thru 59: 1
Slaves – Males – Under 10: 1
Slaves – Males – 10 thru 23: 1
Slaves – Females – Under 10: 4
Slaves – Females – 10 thru 23: 2
Slaves – Females – 24 thru 35: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 3
Persons Employed in Manufacture and Trade: 1
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 4
Total Slaves: 9
Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 13
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1841 – Personal property tax lists, 1831-1850. Greensville Co, Va
Benjamin Gowing’s Estate – 7 slaves over 16, 1 slave over 12, 5 horses
James M Gowing – 1 tithe
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C3Q2-YSBY-9?i=277&cat=776118

1841 June 5 – James Gowing to B E Woodruff, 1841, bk 8, p 197
Articles of Agreement made and entered … between James M Gowing of the County of Greensville and State of Virginia of the one part and Benjamin E Woodroof of the same … the said Benjamin E Woodroof hath this day bargained and sold to James M Gowing all the right, title, ad interest … in the estate of Benjamin Gowing decd, for and in consideration of the sum of 500 dollars …. further more the said James M Gowing binds himself to pay to William A Wadlow when he shall of obtained my legacy … of the Estate of said Benjamin Gowing decd ….. the execution in form of William C Avent and T H Pullo …
Signed: B E Woodroof, James M Gowing.
Deed books, v. 7-8 1831-1848. Greensville County, Virginia
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C373-K9YL-K?i=402&cat=388573

1841 March 2 – March 31, 1843. The Estate of Benjamin Gowing decd in account with James M. Gowing admn.
1841: March 2 paid B Moore note and int, March 3, paid T J Southall 2 notes and act, March 5 paid David E Williamson constable, March 6 paid John J May, March 13 paid Mary Garner, March 19 paid M B Hodges, April 5 paid G C Robinson, April 10 paid Wm D Eppes, April 16 paid Thos H Peebles, April 16 paid H Wyche for L W Walton, May 4 paid William L Lundy, May 11 paid D Robinson exor of Howell, May 11 paid D E Williamson const, May 26 paid Wm H Walker and Co bond, paid E A Robinson on bond, paid Dr James Johnson med bill, July 2 paid Henry Y Smith, July 6 paid Tamlin Avent, Oct 4 paid taxes and clerks tickets, Nov 12 paid T J Southall exor Lucy Rives, Nov 26 paid William Leigh, Dr R G Parham, Dec 15 paid William Woodroof, Dec 18 paid Hobbs and Walton, Dec 27 paid A B Balle, James Collier, Oct 4 paid Wm L Lundy agt E A Robinson, Dec 31 paid J M Gowing adm retd, Dec 31 paid Catharine Gowing.
1842: April 1842 paid J H Cooper and Co., paid B Moore, May 19 paid B E Woodroof fencing, Green and Walton, Thomas Avent 1841, Jan 5 1842 paid Jno M Moody, May 25 paid Wm H and Susan Robinson, June 5 paid A B Smith, as security for Jesse A Williamson, Dec 5 paid D E Williamson const, Eliza Allen, Ed Wilkins, Wm W Cato for coffin, Dec 16 paid Wm W Harding bond, D E Williamson on bond, Dec 17 paid Henry Wyche, Tamlin Avent, T Wheeler, Catherine Gowing acct, Feb 18 paid T J Southall in part bond. May 25 paid F Robinson, Wm W Robinson for Susan, paid Tamlin Avent in 1841, Dec 1 1842 paid George W Robinson exor, Dec 25 paid Jos H Cooper and Co accounts.
1843: Mar 6 paid T Avent part bond, Ruffin Freeman, Const Wm A Wardlow’s exor, Susan Robinson’s exor, W W Robinsons exor.
At a court held for the County of Greensville on Monday the 5 day of December 1842 ordered that John R Chambliss audit, state, settle and to the court report an account of the transactions of James M Gowing as admr of Benjamin Gowing decd.
I have stated . .. an account of transactions of James M Gowing as adm of Benjamin Gowing decd and find the adm indebted to the estate on March 31, 1843 $2.12 with interest. Signed: J R Chambliss.
April 3, 1843 acct of transactions of James M Gowing as admr of Benjamin Gowing was returned. bk 6, p. 240 -243. Greensville 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%3DTqH1103%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH1103&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=0031694-00131

1842 – Personal property tax lists, 1831-1850. Greensville Co, Va
Benjamin Gowing’s Estate – no property
Catharine Gowing – 4 slaves over 16, 3 slaves over 12, 2 horses
James M Gowing – 1 tithe, 1 slave over 16, 1 slave over 12, 1 horse
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C3Q2-YSB6-H?i=303&cat=776118

1843 – Personal property tax lists, 1831-1850. Greensville Co, Va
James M Gowing & Catherine Gowing – 1 tithe, 5 slaves over 16, 4 slaves over 12, 2 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C3Q2-YSB1-H?i=329&cat=776118

1843 Feb 27 – Minerva R Gowing to E B Woodruff mrriage agreemt, 1843, bk 8, p 320
… between Minerva R Gowing of the first part, Benjamin E Woodroof of the second part, and William C Fox of the third part, all of the County of Greensville and State of Virginia. Whereas a marriage is shortly intended to be had and solemnized between the said Benjamin E Woodroof and the said Minerva R Gowing, and whereas the said Minerva is possessed of and entitled to personal property of considerable value to the following slaves, Peter, Dolly, Joe, Daniel, Milly also one feather bed & furniture, one clock and to an undivided interest in the land, slaves, and money of the Estate of Benjamin Gowing decd and to an undivided interest in the land and slaves held by Catharine Gowing widow of Benjamin Gowing decd as dower in the Estate of said Benjamin, and whereas it has been agreed by and between the said Minerva R Gowing and the said Woodroof, that the said property of every description shall be vested in a trustee to be held by him in trust, in the manner and for the purposes hereinafter mentioned and declared. …in consideration of one dollar the said Minerva R Gowing … paid by the said William C Fox … with the privity and consent of the said Benjamin E Woodroof … set over unto the said William C Fox … all the money, debts and property to which the said Minerva R Gowing is possessed of or which she is entitled to … to have and to hold the same, and for the trust and purposes follwing … the said Minerva, until the solemnization of the intended marriage, then upon the further trust, that the sd Fox shall hold the said property … for the separate and sole use of the said Minerva R Gowing and for the benefit and support of the issue of the intended marriage during the life of the said Minerva …. upon the death of sd Minerva, transfer and pay over the said property and its profits, if any remain, to the children of the said Minerva or to such persons as she shall by will, duly attested designate …
Signed: Minerva R Gowing, B E Woodruff, William C Fox
Wit:Joseph Collier, George G Woodroof, John Slate
Deed books, v. 7-8 1831-1848. Greensville County, Virginia
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C373-K9PK-F?i=463&cat=388573

1843 Oct – County Court of Greensville, in Chancery sitting }
Humbly complaining, show unto your worships, your complainants, James M Gowing, Eliza Allen formerly Gowing, William C Fox, trustees to a deed of marriage settlement between Benjamin E Woodroof and his wife Minerva Gowing, humbly complaining, show … that Benjamin Gowing of the County of Greensville, lately died siezed and possessed of a tract of land containing about 430 acres intestate leaving a widow (Catherine Gowing). Your complainants James M Gowing, and Eliza Allen, and Minerva Woodroof wife of Benjamin E Woodroof his children and .. children towit Marcellus G and Lycurgus H Woodroof infant children of Nancy Woodroof decd formerly Gowinghis heirs at law, and entitled to the real estate of Benjamin Gowing decd.
Your complainant William C Fox further states that some time since Benjamin E Woodroof and Minerva Gowing having …. intermary, made a deed … to your complt as trustee … property both real and personal to which Minerva was entitled for her separate use, a copy of which is herewith filed.
Your complts further state Catherine Gowing the widow is intitled to 1/3 of the real estate … and that the … been … from various circumstances, particularly on accounts of the infancy of some of the heirs of Benjamin Gowing
That the land is not worth $300 a share and must be sold for a division according to the provisions of the Act of Assembly

James Gowing, Eliza Allen formerly Gowing and William C Fox trustee, Pltfs
v.
Catherine Gowing, Benjamin E Woodroof and Minerval his wife, Marcellus G and Lycurgus H Woodroof infants by Jos Turner their guardian ad litem, Defts.
The Court doth apoint Joseph Turner guardian ad litem to the infants, Marcellus G and Lycurgus H Woodroof, whereupon by consent of parties … George B Wyche, Thomas Avant Jr, Thomas Johnson, and Henry Allen or any three of them hereby appointed Commissioners for the porpose allot to Catherine Gowing widow of Benjamin Gowing decd for life, 1/3 of the real estate of which sd Benjamin died seized as her dower …. Then sell the whole trace of land subject to the dower rights of Catherine Gowing … that they take of the purchaser from bonds of equal accounts with good security and assigne one bond to James M Gowing, one to Eliza Allen, one to William C Fox trustee for Benjamin E Woodroof and wife Minerva, that they returne the remaining bond to the clerks office of this court for the benefit of Marcellus G & Lycurgus H Woodroof infant children of Benjamin E Woodroof by his late wife Nancy formerly Gowing
Case No. 1843 001. Virginia Chancery Index.
https://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/

1844 – Personal property tax lists, 1831-1850. Greensville Co, Va
James M Gowing & Catherine Gowing – 1 tithe, 5 slaves over 16, 4 slaves over 12, 1 horse
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C3Q2-YSBP-9?i=355&cat=776118

1845 – Personal property tax lists, 1831-1850. Greensville Co, Va
James M Gowyn – 1 tithe, 1 slave over 16, 1 slave over 12, 1 horse
Catharine Gowyn – 1 slave over 16, 1 slave over 12
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C3Q2-YSBJ-8?i=378&cat=776118

1846 – Personal property tax lists, 1831-1850. Greensville Co, Va
James M Gowyn – 1 tithe, 1 slave over 16, 1 slave over 12, 1 horse
Catharine Gowyn – 1 slave over 16, 1 slave over 12
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C3Q2-YSBG-H?i=399&cat=776118

1847 – Personal property tax lists, 1831-1850. Greensville Co, Va
James M Gowing – 1 tithe, 2 slaves over 16, 2 slaves over 12, 1 horse
Catharine Gowing (dead?) – 0
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C3Q2-YSBY-C?i=420&cat=776118

1848 – Personal property tax lists, 1831-1850. Greensville Co, Va
James M Gowing – 1 tithe
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C3Q2-YSYD-B?i=442&cat=776118

1849 – Personal property tax lists, 1831-1850. Greensville Co, Va
James M Gowing (R nc?)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C3Q2-YSBG-L?i=461&cat=776118

1850 Dec 2 – James M Gowing to Benj F Robinson, 1851, bk 9, p 106
… between James M Gowing of the one part and Benjamin F Robinson of the second part … in consideration of the sum of 125 dollars … sell unto the said Benjamin F Robinson … land lying in the County of Greensville, it being part of the land bought of the Estate of Benjamin Gowing decd and adjoining the lands of Mark W Collier, Benjamin F Robinson, George C Robinson, and the remainder of the same tract sold to Robert W Dilbridge, and containing by old survey 230 acres
Signed: James M Gowing
Deed books, v. 9-10 1848-1874. Greensville County, Virginia
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C37S-Y8K4?i=89&cat=388573

1850 Dec 2 – James M Gowing to R W Delbridge, 1851, bk 9, p 107
… between James M Gowing of the one part and Robert W Dilbridge of the second part … Gowing of the first part … in consideration ofthe sum of 225 dollars … sell unto the said Robert W Dilbridge … land … in the County of Greensville, it being a part of the land bought of the Estate of Benjamin Gowing decd and adjoining the lands of Mark W Collier, Benjamin D Woodruff, David Robinson, George C Robinson … the same tract sold to Benjamin F Robinson and containing by old survey 200 acres
Signed: James M Gowing
Deed books, v. 9-10 1848-1874. Greensville County, Virginia
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From Gowen Manuscript:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms142.htm

GREENSVILLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA
[See Brunswick County, Virginia]

Ann Eliza Gowing was married Januar 4, 1836, according to “Greensville County, Virginia  Marriages, 1781-1850.”
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Polly Gowing was married December 24, 1836 to Monroe Dupree, according to “Greensville County, Virginia Marriages, 1781-1850.”
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FamilySearch.org wiki page for Greensville Co, Va:   https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Greensville_County,_Virginia_Genealogy

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Order (or common law order) books, 1781-1904
Authors:
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Minute books (Greensville County, Virginia), 1816-1822, 1840-1852
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Guardian accounts, 1801-1820, 1847-1877
Authors:
Virginia. County Court (Greensville County) (Main Author)
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Deed books, 1781-1874; general index to deeds, 1781-1878
Authors:
Virginia. County Court (Greensville County) (Main Author)
Greensville County (Virginia). Clerk of the County Court (Added Author)
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General index to deeds 1781-1878 (Indexes deed books, v. 1-11.) Deed books, v. 1-2 1781-1800 (review at FamilyCenter)
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Personal property tax lists, 1782-1850
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Processioners’ returns, 1796-1832, 1848-1857; register of free persons of “colour”, 1803-1832
Authors:
Virginia. County Court (Greensville County) (Main Author)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/374663?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(FamilyCenter)

Wills: (See Ancestry.com info below)

Marriage bonds, 1781-1859; minister’s returns, 1785-1859
Authors:
Greensville County (Virginia). Clerk of the County Court (Main Author)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/789313?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(FamilyCenter)

Register of marriages, Greensville County, Virginia, 1781-1853
Statement of Responsibility:
compiled by Virginia State Library
Authors:
Virginia State Library (Richmond, Virginia) (Added Author)
Greensville County (Virginia). Clerk of the County Court (Added Author)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/284322?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(FamilyCenter)

Ancestry.com:

Will Books Vol 1-2
Index at Gs: 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%3DTqH1103%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH1103&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645042_00019

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Virginia Counties
Accomack  •  Albemarle  •  Alleghany  •  Amelia  •  Amherst  •  Appomattox  •  Arlington  •  Augusta  • Bath  •  Bedford  •  Bland  •  Botetourt  •  Brunswick  •  Buchanan  •  Buckingham •  Campbell  •  Caroline  • Carroll  • Charles City •   Charlotte  •  Chesterfield  •  Clarke • Craig  •  Culpeper •  Cumberland  •  Dickenson  •  Dinwiddie  • Essex  •  Fairfax  •  Fauquier  •  Floyd  •  Fluvanna  •   Franklin  •  Frederick  • Giles  •  Gloucester  •   Goochland  •  Grayson  •  Greene  •  Greensville  •  Halifax  •  Hanover  •  Henrico  • Henry  •  Highland  •  Isle of Wight • James City •  King and Queen •  King George  •  King William  • Lancaster  •  Lee  •  Loudoun  •  Louisa  •  Lunenburg  •  Madison  •  Mathews  •  Mecklenburg  •  Middlesex  •  Montgomery  •  Nansemond  – Nelson  •  New Kent  •  Northampton  •  Northumberland  •  Nottoway  •  Orange  •  Page  • Patrick •  Pittsylvania  •  Powhatan  •  Prince Edward  •  Prince George  •  Prince William  •  Pulaski  •  Rappahannock   •  Richmond  •  Roanoke  •  Rockbridge  •  Rockingham  •  Russell  •  Scott  • Shenandoah  •  Smyth  •  Southampton  •  Spotsylvania  •  Stafford  •  Surry  •   Sussex  •  Tazewell  • Warren  •  Washington  •  Westmoreland  •  Wise  •  Wythe  •  York

MAPS:  Link to VA, NC, SC area Maps

LIST OF U.S. STATES:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia,Hawaii,Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts,Michigan,Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico,New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia,Wisconsin,Wyoming
MAPS:  Link to VA, NC, SC area Maps

1720-1745 Brunswick County Va size
1746 Lunenburg Co added
1752 Halifax Co added
1753 Bedford Co added
1754 Prince Edward Co added
1765 Charlotte and Mecklenburg Cos added
1767 Pittsylvania Co added
1777 Henry Co added
1781 Campbell and Greensville Cos added
1786 Franklin Co added
1791 Patrick Co added

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