Virginia – Henry County – 1700s to early 1800s map of Henry County, Va area. wiki page of Henry Co, Va:,_Virginia_Genealogy catalogue page of Henry Co, Va:


(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)


Henry County, Virginia info:
1759 – 1760 – Moses Going
Captain James Gunn attesting to the service of Moses Going (Henry Co.) in Col Byrd’s regiment in 1760, and to James Hopkins Jr’s (Louisa Co.) service in 1759 in his own company of regulars.  Henry Co, Va,1721,605,1750#?imageId=VGS_1996_01_01_0310,934,474,972;332,980,432,1018

1771 – Deed: Daniel Gowin 270 acres to George Deathrage, 1771, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA. Daniel Gowin of Pittsylvania Co., VA to George Deathrage of Surry Co., NC, 270 acres in Pittsylvania Co., VA., on Russel Cr a branch of Mayo in current Patrick Co., VA (about 61 mi west of Moons Creek and Dan River in Caswell Co., NC). Pittsylvania Co., VA. Deed Book 3, p. 48. Pittsylvania Co., Va.

1776 March 3 – Ambrose Gowan of Henry County sold to the government “four double fortified six-pounders,” Henry Co, Va.

1776 March 3 – Ambrose Gowan appeared in Henry County, Virginia during the Revolutionary War in 1776, when Ambrose Gowen would have been about 71 years old. “Ambrose Gowan” of Henry County sold to the government “four double fortified six-pounders,” March 3, 1776. Henry Co, Va.

1780 Moses Going in Henry Co affid about service in 1760 military
1760 Moses Going served in military under Byrd in Louisa Co,934,474,972;332,980,432,1018,1443,1848,1476

1782 Henry Co Va
white (free) tithes above 16/ slaves/ horses/ cattle –
frame 8,
John Going 1013
David Going 207/16
frame 15,
John Going 104/13
frame 18,
Moses Going 1027

1783 Henry Co Va
tithes/ whites over 21/ slaves over 16/ slaves under 16/ horses/ cattle
frame 37,
John Going, Zephaniah Going, Claiborn Going, James Going 42005/14
David Going, William Going, Charles Going, Jacob Going 420068
frame 38,
James Going,  110026
Moses Going, 11

1784 Henry Co Va
frame 86,
Jesse Going,  110025
John Going, & 2 sons 3112006
frame 87,
Moses Going,  110025
frame 88,
David Going, Wm, Chas. & Jacob 43109/13
John Going,  1100022
James Going,  1100210

1785 Henry Co Va
Moses Going,  2200088
frame 158,
James Going, 1100015
John Going,  1100015
David Going, & 3 sons 43100/10/8
John Going, Claiborn Going & Asaiah Going 31200413
frame 159,
Zephaniah Going, 11000010

1786 Henry Co Va
frame 217,
Shadrack Going, 312006/13
James Going, 1100013
David Going, 1100013
Moses Going  2110037
frame 218,
John Going, & 4 sons 523007/21
David Going,  & 4 sons 541000/10/17
John Going, Jr. & Ward Barrett 21100020
John Going, 1100012

1787A Henry Co Va
free tithes 16 and over/ slaves over 16/ slaves under 16/ horses/ cattle –
frame 253,
John Going, Senr.: Jno & Zephaniah 20011/30
Claiborne Going, 0000
Shadrack Going, 1009/13
Nathan Going, 0001
James Going, 00025
John Going, (Mayo River) 10014
David Going, & Wm & Jacob 20010/5
John Going, (Dan River) 00015
Charles Going, 0001

1788B Henry Co Va
whites 21+/whites 16-21/ slaves over 16, slaves under 16/ horses/ cattle
frame 301,
Gowing, David 5009
Going, James, Junr. 1001
Going, Claiborne (Dan River) 1001`
Going, Benjamin 1005
Going, Shadrack 3006
Going, James (Dan River) 1002
Going, John (Mayo River) 1003
Going, Nathan 1001
frame 302,
Going, Charles 1001
Going, John (Black Berry) 4008
Going, Zephaniah 1001

1789A Henry Co Va
Going, Benjamin 1003
frame 314,
Gowing, William 1002
Going, Shadrack 3006
Going, Nathan 1001
Going, Claborne (Dan River) 1001
Going, David 3008
frame 315,
Going, James 1003
Going, John (Black Berry) 6009
Going, Isaiah 1
Going, John (Mayo River) 1001
Going, Charles 1001

1789B Henry Co Va
frame 328,
Going, Philip 1002

1789 February 21, – Deed Book C, Page 37
James Going, Patrick Neely and W. Hamilton were witnesses to a Rockingham County deed in which Hance McKeen of Guilford County, North Carolina sold land to George Harston of Henry County, Virginia. Conveyed for £25 was 155 acres on Paw Paw Creek of Mayo River, adjoining the Virginia line. James Goings was mentioned as the owner of adjoining land.  Rockingham Co, NC

1789 Nov 30 – David Reynolds. Estate Account – pages 181-82
Payments made to John Marr, A. Huges, Geo. Hairston, John Clark, Henry Lyne, Andrew Woolverton, John Staples, David Reynolds (sheriff), Isaac McDaniel, Moses Reynolds.
Receipts from David Reynolds (debt of Sollman Stevens), David Going (for Moses Hanks), Jacob Adams, Abraham Penn, John Gates.
Returned 30 Nov. 1789 by Moses Reynolds, admr.
Henry County Wills.   Henry County, Va

1790B Henry Co Va
frame 352,
Gowing, Nathan 1001
Gowing, Charles 1003
Gowing, Isaac 1001
Gowing, David 1006
Gowing, Shadrack 2006
Gowing, Labon 1
Gowing, Benjamin 2004
Gowing, Claborn 1001
Gowing, John (Russell’s Creek) 1001
Gowing, William 1002
Gowing, John (Black Berry) 50011
Gowing, James 1002

1791 Henry Co Va
frame 364,
Going, John 40011
Going, Zaphaniah 1001
Going, Isaiah 1001

1792 Henry Co Va
frame 378,
Going, John 4009

1793 Henry Co Va
frame 391,
Going, John 5009

1794 Henry Co Va
frame 402,
Going, John 5007
Going, Zephaniah 2001

1795 Henry Co Va
frame 416,
Going, John 5006
Going, Zephaniah 1001

1796 Henry Co Va
frame 428,
Going, Zephaniah 1002
Going, John 3007

1797 Henry Co Va
frame 438,
Going, John 3006

1797-99 – John Going (Gowing) received 100 acres. 1791-1799 Patrick County Land Index. Henry Co, Va,2136,462,2165;171,2219,463,2248;171,2265,292,2294;171,2311,296,2340;171,2390,307,2419#?imageId=VGS_1986_01_01_0112

1798 Henry Co Va
frame 452,
Going, John 6006

1799 Henry Co Va
frame 416,
Going, John 3007

1799 June 24 – Pages 306-07. William Wood. Estate account. 1789-91. Henry Lyne, administrator.
Payments made to John Cox, George Waller Jr., Blizzard McGruder, Lewis Davis, Richd. Venable, Edwd. Henry, Thos. Stovall, Geo. Hairston.
Receipts from Wm. Gardner, Henry McGuffy, Patrick Coleman, Robert Stockton, Moses Reynolds, Saml., Staples, Alexr. Hunter, Reuben Payne, Richard Venable, George Hairston (for six surveyors Shadrick Goings, Wm. Hikinbottoms, Jno. Stuart, James Spencer, Igns. Redman and Wm. West), Asburay Franklin, Blizzard McGruder (for surveys received of Walter R. Cole and Newsom Pace).   Examined by John Cox and John Salmon 24 June 1799.  Returned 24 June 1799.  Henry County Wills.  Henry Co, Va.

1800 Henry Co Va
frame 477,
Going, John 2007

1801 Henry Co Va
frame 491,
Going, John 4009

1801 March 17 – John Going – Estate/Will Estate, Will and Testament of John Going, Dec’d. daughter Nancy Goin, daughter Sussanna Goin, son Simeon Goin , son Zedikiah Goin , son John Goin, son Iasiah [sic] Goin , son Zachariah Goin, son Littleberry Goin, son Clabourn Goin, wife Elizabeth Goin, children Zephaniah Goin Nancy Goin Susanna Goin Clabourn Goin Littleberry Goan Elizabeth Minor wife of Hezekiah Minor , my Friend John Stone & John Cox, Jr. my executor, wits John Cox, Thibias Stone, Mary [X] Stone, Probate of the Will of John Going, Jr.  Elizabeth Going widow & relict of the said John Going dec’d – John Cox & Henry Clark her Securitys, Henry Co, Va.

1801 March 17 – John Going – Estate/Will
Estate, 17 Mar 1801, Henry, Virginia, USA. “The Last Will and Testament of John Going, Dec’d.
In the Name of God amen I John Going, Sen., of the County and State of Virginia being sick & weak in body but of sound mind & memory and calling to mind that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following Viz.
First I recommend my Soul unto the hands [of] Almighty God who [gave it] not in the least doubting I shall receive the same at the great day of the Resurrection & as to see the worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with I give as follows:
Item: I give & bequeath unto my well beloved daughter Nancy Goin one Sorrel Horse Coult, one Cow & Calf also one feather bed & furniture to her and her heirs for ever.
Item: I give & bequeath unto my well beloved daughter Sussanna Goin one Roan Mare one Cow & Calf also one feather bed & furniture to her & her heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeath to my well beloved son Simeon Goin one cow & calf & one feather bed & furniture to him and his heirs for ever.
Item: I give & bequeath unto my well beloved son Zedikiah Goin one cow & calf also one feather bed& furniture to him & his heirs for ever.
Item: I give & bequeath to my well beloved son John Goin one cow & calf & one feather bed & furniture to him & his heirs for ever.
Item: I give & bequeath unto my well beloved son Iasiah [sic] Goin one feather bed & furniture to him & his heirs for ever.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son Zachariah Goin one feather bed & furniture to him & his heirs for ever.
Item: I give & bequeath unto my well beloved son Littleberry Goin one feather bed and furniture to him& his heirs for ever.
Item: I give & bequeath unto my well beloved son Clabourn Goin one feather bed & furniture to him and his heirs for ever.
Item: I lend unto my well beloved wife Elizabeth Goin during her natural life all my stock of all kind my household & kitchen furniture together with all my land & plantations whereon I now live & after her death my will and desire is that all my land lying in the Countys of Henry and Patrick be sold & the money arising from the said sale to be equally divided amongst all my children that be then living that is to say Zephaniah Goin Nancy Goin Susanna Goin Clabourn Goin Littleberry Goan Elizabeth Minor wife of Hezekiah Minor to them and their heirs for ever & I do hereby appoint my Friend John Stone & John Cox, Jr. my executors of this my last will & testament revoking and disannulling all wills heretofore by me made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this 17th Day of March One thousand eight hundred and one.
John [X] Goin
Signed Sealed Published and Declared for the
Said John Goin’s last Will & Testament
In the Presence of
John Cox
Thibias Stone
Mary [X] Stone
Probate of the Will of John Going, Jr.
At the Court held for Henry County on the 25th Day of May 1801
The within Last Will & Testament of John Going dec’d was exhibited in Court and proved by the Oaths of the witnesses thereto to be published & declared as for the sd John Going Last Will & Testament & the same was Ordered to be Recorded and afterward to wit. at a Court of Quarterly Sessions held for the said County on the 27th Day of July 1801, the Executors in the within Will mentioned refusing to take upon themselves the Executorship of the same. On the Motion of Elizabeth Going widow & relict of the said John Going dec’d Administration with the will annexed is granted her who made Oath & with John Cox & Henry Clark her Securitys entered unto Bond & acknowledged the same therefore Certificate was granted her for obtaining Administration thereof in due form.
John Cox, Atty”
Henry Co, Va.

1802 Henry Co Va
frame 504,
Going, John, decd. 1004
Going, Zedekiah 1001

1803 Henry Co Va
frame 517,
Going, Hezekiah 1001
Going, Caleb 1001
Going, John decd. 3003

1804 Henry Co Va
frame 531,
Going, John dec. 4008

1805 Henry Co Va
frame 543?,
Going, Elizabeth 3007

1806 Henry Co Va
frame 553,
Going, Elizabeth 2006

1807 Henry Co Va
frame 578,
Going, Littleberry 1002
Going, Elizabeth 2003
Going, Simeon 1002

1810 Henry Co Va
frame 591,
Going, Berry 1003
Going, Simeon 1002
Going Elizabeth 1005

1811, Henry County
frame 603, Going, Littleberry 1003
Going, Elizabeth 1003

1812 Henry Co, Va
frame 619, Going, Elizabeth 1004
Going, Berry 1003

1813, Henry County
frame 641, “A List of free Negroes & Mulattoes with their tax annexed”
John Going
Sukey Going
Elizabeth Going
Nancy Going
Berry Going

1814, Henry County
frame 656, List of free Negroes & Mulattoes
Berry Going,
John Going

1833 – Revolutionary War Pension Application …
Charles Gowen 1833 application in Gallatin Co, KY
70 yrs of age in 1833 – b. 1763
Resident of Henry Co, Va when entered service Sept 1, 1779
Private – 6 months, under Capt Jonathan Hamby
reentered service in May 1781 under Capt Shelton
Born 1763 in Henry Co, Va
Lived in Henry Co, Va until 1797 and then moved to Harrison Co, Kentucky.
In 1815 moved to Gallatin Co, Ky.

In 1855 Charles Gowen age 93 in Gallatin Co, Ky
Has never received warrant of land, asks for one.

Charles Gowens wrote his will June 18, 1847 in Gallatin County. A great-great grandson, Norman Bass Gowens of Waco, Texas retained the original copy of the will in 1975. It read:
“I, Charles Goens of Gallatin County in the State of Kentucky, being sensible from my advanced age and increasing infirmities that the close of my mortal life draws near and being of sound mind and disposing memory, do make and publish this, my last will and testament, hereby revoking any and all wills and testaments by me heretofore made.
First, as I am not indebted to any one, in a pecuniary manner, I shall give my executors no trouble on that subject.
Second, as my wife, Betsey and myself have been living for a considerable time past with our son, James Goens, and as I expect to remain with him during my life and desire him to take care of and provide for us both while we live, I give and bequeath to my said son, James Goens the farm or tract of land in said county of Gallatin, near Providence meeting house, being the same whereon I have lived for many years past, containing about 107 acres, be the same more or less, with all the appurtenances thereof to be his and his heirs forever, upon the conditions as forestated, that the said James shall maintain and comfortably provide for myself and my wife during our natural lives.
Third to my son, John Goens; my son, Garrett Goens, my daughter, Lucinda Rose; my daughter, Polly Bales; my daughter, Nancy Furnish; my daughter, Hannah Rose and my daughter, Sally Kidwell, I give and bequeath each the sum of two dollars to be paid out of my estate.
Lastly, I appoint my said son, James Goens as executor of this, my last will and testament, confidently believing that should my wife, his mother, survive me, that he will not suffer her to want during her life.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of June AD 1847.
Charles [X] Goens
Witnesses: K. I. Abbott, Benjamin Litter”
In an affidavit made July 2, 1853 “Charles Goins, a citizen of Gallatin County, aged 86, states that he is well acquainted with Lucinda Rose, that she is his daughter, that she married Charles Rose.” On September 20, 1854 Charles Gowens deeded to Lucinda Gowens Rose 127.5 acres of land on Craig’s Creek “for $1 and the love and affection of my daughter,” according to Gallatin County Deed Book O, page 139.
In 1855, at “age 92,” Charles Gowens made application for a land grant and received Bounty Land Warrant No. 26-106 for 160 acres under the Pension Act of 1855. He lived to be 102 years old, dying in Kentucky in 1865, and Elizabeth “Betsy” Gowens survived to 110 years old, according to Sylvester Bernard Gowens, a great-grandson of Lubbock, Texas. “Texas Society DAR Register of Revolutionary Ancestors” gives the date of his death as 1857 in Gallatin County.

Children born to Charles Gowens and Elizabeth “Betsy” Gowens include:
John Gowens born about 1786
Lucinda Gowens born about 1788
Polly Gowens born about 1790
Garrett Gowens born about 1792
Nancy Gowens born about 1793
Hannah Gowens born about 1796
Sally Gowens born about 1800
George Washington Gowens born in 1802
James Blair Gowens born in 1810 (follow link for full transcription of application)

1834 – William Going applies for Revolutionary War Pension
William Going b. 1761 Sept 13 married to Mary Going
served as a private

Lived in Surry Co, NC when applied for pension in 1834
Age 72 years in 1834 – b. Sept 13, 1761 in Rockingham Co, Va.
Moved to Henry Co, Va (now Patrick Co, Va) until 10 yrs old.
Then moved to Surry Co, NC – still resides there.
In winter of 1781 or latter part of 1780 he volunteered under
command of Capt Saml. Shaw from Henry Co, Va. They joined troops
of Gen Green in Guilford Co, NC. Had several engagements in SC.
Died on May 28, 1849. Raised a family of children.
Married in 1797 or 98 per Mary Going, in Patrick Co, Va. by
John Nunn a Baptist minister.
1853 Mary Going living in Patrick Co, Va applying for widow’s pension
78 yrs of age

Mourning Going (who died as a child, but would be abt 55 years of age at time of affid made on Nov 28, 1853 by Isaac Pike.
Rachael Going Whish 53 or 54 yrs of age at time of affid made on Nov 28, 1853 by Isaac Pike.
Woodson Goin born Jan 2, 1803, living in 1853 (and 8 other children now living too tedious to mention” per affid made on Nov 28, 1853 by Isaac Pike.
Morgan Goin born July 17, 1805

Apr 14, 1855 – Mary Going is age 80 yrs. In Patrick Co, Va.

A. Staples had known William Going for 75 years in April 5, 1833.

Morgan Goin was married to Kerry Love Sept 24, 1828 in Surry County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01085, bondsman Peter Norman, bond 144700. Nothing more is known of Margan Goin and Kerry Love.

Morgan Goin was married to Sally Beasley April 5, 1862 in Surry County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” Record No. 1085, bondsman William Gilmer, Bond No. 144701. The marriage was performed by J. Gray, J.P. Nothing more is known of Morgan Goin and Sally Beasley Goin. (Follow link for full application transcription)

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.

1834 Dec 18 – Zephaniah Going’s Revolutionary War Pension Application is filed.
Zephaniah Going is living in Hawkins County, TN when he filed.
Application for pension in 1834, he is 76 yrs old.
He volunteered about March of 1779 in the County of Henry, Virginia.
DOB is 1758 – born in Halifax Co, Va
Entered service March 6, 1779 in Henry Co, Va
under Col Hasten – several tours until 1781
drafted again in Henry Co, Va
Lived in Henry Co, Va before war
Citizen of Hawkins Co, TN when application made 1834  ;

NOTE: Parents of Zephania were: John Going d. 1801 in Henry Co, Va – father
Elizabeth Going – mother

Siblings were:

Clabourn Gowen b. 1754
John Gowen Jr – b. 1756 or 1763
Nancy Gowen b. 1757
Zephaniah Gowen b. 1758 m. Elizabeth Thompson
Isaiah Gowen b. 1761 or 1774
Littleberry Gowen b. 1764
Susannah Gowen b. 1767
Simeon Gowen b. 1768
Zedikiah Gowen b. 1770
Zachariah Gowen b. 1773
Elizabeth Gowen Minor b. 1776 m. Hezekiah Minor


From Gowen Manuscript:


Thomas Going[?], John Going and Moses Going appeared on the 1782 tax list of Henry County. Moses Going was living adjacent to Patrick Henry, famous for his declaration, “Give me liberty or give me death.”

John Going who paid taxes on land on Blackberry Creek in1778, 1785, 1786 and 1787 is identified by Jack Harold Goins as his ancestor. He stated that John Going on Mayo Creek was probably a son of Shadrach Going of Hanover County and Henry County.

No Going individuals appeared on the 1790 Voters List of Henry County.



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