Virginia – Greensville County – 1700s to early 1800s

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

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

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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

Order books, v. 1-2, 1781-1799 – Greensville Co, Va

Book 1

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
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-1SJJ-C?i=48&cat=397758

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
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-1SJC-7?i=135&cat=397758

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
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-1SJC-K?i=174&cat=397758

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
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-1SVK-Y?i=218&cat=397758

Book 2:

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
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-1SVQ-3?i=435&cat=397758

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
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-1SVW-3?i=454&cat=397758

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
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-1SVM-B?i=478&cat=397758

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
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-1SJ2-Y?i=613&cat=397758

Book 3

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
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-1CGZ?i=129&cat=397758

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
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-1CDM?i=213&cat=397758

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
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-1CZ8?i=217&cat=397758

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
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-1C7X?i=219&cat=397758

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
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-1CDQ?i=233&cat=397758

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
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-1C9G?i=271&cat=397758

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
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-1CCQ?i=293&cat=397758

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
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-1CCQ?i=293&cat=397758

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
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-1H1B?i=308&cat=397758

Book 4

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
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-1HR7?i=347&cat=397758

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
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-1HFW?i=395&cat=397758

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
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-1HQM?i=478&cat=397758

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
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-1H6C?i=479&cat=397758

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
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-1HD7?i=502&cat=397758

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
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-1HX1?i=509&cat=397758

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
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-1HX1?i=509&cat=397758

1809 Dec 11 – Benjamin Gowing v Joshua C Lundy p 422
Order books, v. 3-4, 1799-1810 – Greensville Co, Va – Bk 4
p 422 – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-14YH?i=571&cat=397758
p 420 – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSY6-1H9R?i=570&cat=397758

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
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/greensville.htm

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.
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/revolution.htm

1783 Greensville Co, Va
Drury Going (1 under age) 2 tithes 2 horses, 11 cattle
Thomas Going 1 tithe https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3SD2-L?i=23&cat=776118
James Going 3 tithes 2 horses, 10 cattle https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3SDP-B?i=27&cat=776118 ,
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/greensville.htm

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 – (Drury b. 1729)

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. – (Drury b. 1729)

1784 Meherin Parish Va.
John Phillips: Frederick Going between 16 & 21 [frame 92] pers prop tax list,
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/brunswick.htm

1784 Meherrin Parish, Greensville Co, Va.
James Going 2 tithes, 2 horses, 9 cattle [frame 22]
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 ,
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/greensville.htm

1785 Greensville Co, Va
James Going 1 tithes, 1 horses, 8 cattle [frame 22]
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 ,
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/greensville.htm

1785 May 15 – Drury Going sold 200 acres in Greensville County for 40 pounds on 15 May 1785 [DB l : I06-7]. Greensville Co, Va.

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 ___ [frame 35] https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3SDK-L?i=45&cat=776118 ,
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/greensville.htm

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 ,
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/greensville.htm

1787 Oct 1 – Drury Going of Greensville County on 1 October 1787 when he sold 50 acres on the south side of the Meherrin River in Brunswick County adjoining Rebecca Stewart’s line [DB 14:366]. Greensville Co, Va. (Drury b 1729)

1788A Meherrin Parish, 21-year-old tithables, Greensville Co Va
Henry Going 1 tithe 1 horse [frame 63] – 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
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3SD4-S?i=73&cat=776118
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/greensville.htm

1789 Meherrin Parish, List of William Maclin
James Going 1 tithe 1 tithe 12-16, 1 slave 12-16, 2 horses [frame 82]
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 ,
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/greensville.htm

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

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 [frame 108] 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 ,
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/greensville.htm

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
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/greensville.htm

1792 Meherrin Parish
Mark Going 1 tithe [frame 136]
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 [frame 142] https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3S8L-4?i=152&cat=776118
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/greensville.htm

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 [frame 179]
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
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/greensville.htm

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
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3S8X-G?i=203&cat=776118

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

1796 Greensville Co Va
James Going 1 tithe, 2 slaves, 2 horses [frame 201]
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
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3S86-9?i=217&cat=776118
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/greensville.htm

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)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKJ-3S8C-2?i=233&cat=776118
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/greensville.htm

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 [frame 231]
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
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/greensville.htm

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 [frame 244]
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
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/greensville.htm

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

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
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/greensville.htm

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
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1802B Greensville Co Va
Benjamin Gowing 1 tithe 1 horse [frame 287]
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
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1803 B Greensville Co Va
Benjamin Gowing 1 tithe
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
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/greensville.htm

1804 Greensville Co Va
James Gowing Jr 1 tithe 1 slave, 2 horses [frame 321]
Benja Gowing 1 tithe 1 horse
James Gowing Sr 1 tithe 3 slaves over 16, 2 slaves 12-16, 3 horses
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/greensville.htm

1805 Greensville Co Va
James Going Jr
James Going Sr
Benjamin Going 1 tithe 1 horse
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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 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

1806B Greensville Co Va
Benjamin Going 1 tithe 1 horse [frame 353]
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
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/greensville.htm

1807B Greensville Co Va
James Going Sr 1 tithe 3 slaves over 16, 3 slaves 12-16, 3 horses [frame 372]
Benjamin Going 1 tithe 1 slave 12-16, 1 horse
Henry Going 1 tithe 1 horse
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/greensville.htm

1810 Greensville Co Va
James Going 1 tithe 6 slaves over 16, 4 horses [frame 402]
Henry Going 1 tithe 1 slave over 16, 2 horses
Benjamin Going 1 tithe 2 slaves over 16, 1 slave 12-16, 2 horses
Mark Going 1 tithe
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/greensville.htm

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, South Side of Maherrin River
James Going 1 tithe 6 slaves over 16, 4 horses
Henry Going 1 tithe 2 slaves over 16, 1 slave 12-16, 2 horses
Benjamin Going 1 tithe 1 slave over 16, 1 slave 12-16, 2 horses
Mark Going 1 tithe
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/greensville.htm

1812 South Side Meherrin
Henry Going 1 tithe 2 slaves over 16, 2 horses
Benja Going 1 tithe
Mark Going 1 tithe
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/greensville.htm

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 South Side Meherrin, Greensville Co, Va.
Mark, Michael, and Salley Gowing Mulattos 2 tithes
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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 Greensville Co, Va., Do = his own tithe
Henry Gowing Do 2 free tithes, 2 horses [frame 462]
Benjamin Gowing Do 2 free tithes, 2 horses
James Gowing Do 5 free tithes, 3 horses
Mark & Micl Gowing Mulattos 2 free tithes
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/greensville.htm

1815 Do = his own tithe, Greensville Co, Va.
column 12 is “Male Free Negroes & Mulattoes”
Mark Going Do 0 fn [frame 482]
Michael Going Do 1 fn
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/greensville.htm

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

1814 Sept 1 will written – 1816 Aug 12 will proven up – 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 Do = his own tithe
South of Meherrin:
Mark Gowing Do [frame 531]
Mical Gowing Do
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1818 Greensville Co, Va
Mark Going Do [frame 555]
Michal Going Do
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/greensville.htm

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 Greensville Co, Va.
Do = his own tithe
Michael Gowing Do [frame 579]
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/greensville.htm

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 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

1820 – 1830 (No people with last name of Going or variation of Going are listed in the1820-1830 tithe lists)

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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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.
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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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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
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=8057&h=3491176&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=PXv2317&_phstart=successSource

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

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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.”
==O==

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

FamilySearch.org catalogue page:   https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bsubject%3AVirginia%20%2Bsubject%3AGreensville

Court:

Order (or common law order) books, 1781-1904
Authors:
Virginia. County Court (Greensville County) (Main Author)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/397758?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Family Center)

Minute books (Greensville County, Virginia), 1816-1822, 1840-1852
Authors:
Virginia. County Court (Greensville County) (Main Author)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/134260?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Family Center)

Guardian accounts, 1801-1820, 1847-1877
Authors:
Virginia. County Court (Greensville County) (Main Author)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/364147?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(Not uploaded yet)

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)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/388573?availability=Family%20History%20Library
General index to deeds 1781-1878 (Indexes deed books, v. 1-11.) Deed books, v. 1-2 1781-1800 (review at FamilyCenter)
Deed books, v. 3-4 1801-1816 (not uploaded yet)
Deed books, v. 5-6 1816-1831 (not uploaded yet)
Deed books, v. 7-8 1831-1848 (not uploaded yet)
Deed books, v. 9-10 1848-1874 (not uploaded yet)

Personal property tax lists, 1782-1850
Authors:
Virginia. Commissioner of the Revenue (Greensville County) (Main Author)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/776118?availability=Family%20History%20Library
(FamilyCenter)

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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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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