Virginia – Henry County – 1700s to early 1800s

FamilySearch.org map of Henry County, Va area.

FamilySearch.org wiki page of Henry Co, Va:   https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Henry_County,_Virginia_Genealogy

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

FACTS and SOURCES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1789B Henry Co Va
frame 328,
Going, Philip 1002
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/henry.htm

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
http://lumbeeindiansandgoinsfamily.blogspot.com/2007/12/rockingham-county-north-carolina-early.html

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
http://www.americanancestors.org/databases/virginia-genealogist-the/image/?pageName=68&volumeId=8743

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

1791 Henry Co Va
frame 364,
Going, John 40011
Going, Zaphaniah 1001
Going, Isaiah 1001
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/henry.htm

1792 Henry Co Va
frame 378,
Going, John 4009
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/henry.htm

1793 Henry Co Va
frame 391,
Going, John 5009
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/henry.htm

1794 Henry Co Va
frame 402,
Going, John 5007
Going, Zephaniah 2001
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/henry.htm

1795 Henry Co Va
frame 416,
Going, John 5006
Going, Zephaniah 1001
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/henry.htm

1796 Henry Co Va
frame 428,
Going, Zephaniah 1002
Going, John 3007
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/henry.htm

1797 Henry Co Va
frame 438,
Going, John 3006
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/henry.htm

1797-99 – John Going (Gowing) received 100 acres. 1791-1799 Patrick County Land Index. Henry Co, Va
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1798 Henry Co Va
frame 452,
Going, John 6006
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/henry.htm

1799 Henry Co Va
frame 416,
Going, John 3007
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/henry.htm

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.
http://www.americanancestors.org/databases/virginia-genealogist-the/image/?pageName=22&volumeId=8736

1800 Henry Co Va
frame 477,
Going, John 2007
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/henry.htm

1801 Henry Co Va
frame 491,
Going, John 4009
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/henry.htm

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.
Teste
John Cox, Atty”
Henry Co, Va.
http://ourberryfamily.com/berry/21207.htm

1802 Henry Co Va
frame 504,
Going, John, decd. 1004
Going, Zedekiah 1001
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/henry.htm

1803 Henry Co Va
frame 517,
Going, Hezekiah 1001
Going, Caleb 1001
Going, John decd. 3003
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/henry.htm

1804 Henry Co Va
frame 531,
Going, John dec. 4008
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/henry.htm

1805 Henry Co Va
frame 543?,
Going, Elizabeth 3007
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/henry.htm

1806 Henry Co Va
frame 553,
Going, Elizabeth 2006
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/henry.htm

1807 Henry Co Va
frame 578,
Going, Littleberry 1002
Going, Elizabeth 2003
Going, Simeon 1002
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/henry.htm

1810 Henry Co Va
frame 591,
Going, Berry 1003
Going, Simeon 1002
Going Elizabeth 1005
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/henry.htm

1811, Henry County
frame 603, Going, Littleberry 1003
Going, Elizabeth 1003
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1812 Henry Co, Va
frame 619, Going, Elizabeth 1004
Going, Berry 1003
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

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

1814, Henry County
frame 656, List of free Negroes & Mulattoes
Berry Going,
John Going
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

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From Gowen Manuscript:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms146.htm

HENRY COUNTY, VIRGINIA

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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