Virginia – Henry County – 1700s to early 1800s

FamilySearch.org map of Henry County, Va area.

(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)

Map of North Carolina and Virginia border area and locations of families living in those areas (click to enlarge)

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

Neighboring Counties 

(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).

Virginia Counties along or near southern border with North Carolina:

North Carolina Counties along or near Virginia’s southern border:

People and pages related to Henry Co, Va:

  • Shadrach Going b. abt 1725-35
    • John Going b. abt 1750-55 (son of Shadrach)
    • David Smith Going b. abt 1756 (Rev War Pension application)(son of Shadrach)
    • Laban Going b. abt 1757 (son of Shadrach)
    • Daniel Going b. abt 1760 (son of Shadrach)
    • Hannah Going b. abt 1763 (daughter of Shadrach)
    • Caleb Going b. abt 1765 (son of Shadrach)
    • James Going b. abt 1769 (son of Shadrach)
    • Solomon Going b. abt 1771 (son of Shadrach)
    • Claiborne Going b. abt 1773 (son of Shadrach)
    • Shadrach Going Jr, b. abt 1775 (son of Shadrach)
    • Obadiah Going b. abt 1776 (son of Shadrach)
    • Nathan Going b. abt 1777 (son of Shadrach)
    • Rebecca Going b. abt 1783 (daughter of Shadrach)(b in Henry Co most likely)
    • Jerusha Going b. abt 1787 (son of Shadrach)(b in Henry Co most likely)
    • Keziah Going b. abt 1789 (daughter of Shadrach)(b in Henry Co most likely)
  • David Gowing b. abt 1735-40
    • William Going b.abt 1761 (Rev War Pension app)(son of David Going b. abt 1735-40)
    • Charles Going b. abt 1763 (Rev War Pension app)(son of David Going b. abt 1735-40)
    • Jacob Gowen b. abt 1762 (Rev War Pension app)(son of David Going b. abt 1735-40)
    • David Going Jr. b. abt ? (not certain this is a son of David – the entry might even be for David b. 1735-40 – but since the 1786 entry says “Jr” placing this here for now).
  • 1735-40 John Gowen, Blackberry Creek location Henry Co, Va
    • Clabourn Gowen b. 1754 (son of John Gowen b. 1734)
    • John Gowen b. abt 1756 (son of John Gowen b. 1734)
    • Nancy Gowen b. 1757 (daughter of John Gowen b. 1734)
    • Zephaniah Going b. abt 1758 (Rev War Pension application)(son of John Gowen b. 1734)
    • Isaiah Gowen b. ab 1761 (son of John Gowen b. 1734)
    • Littleberry Gowen b. 1764 (son of John Gowen b. 1734)
    • Susannah Gowen b. 1767 (son of John Gowen b. 1734)
    • Simeon Gowen b. 1768 (son of John Gowen b. 1734)
    • Zedikiah Gowen b. 1770 (son of John Gowen b. 1734)
    • Zachariah Gowen b. 1773 (son of John Gowen b. 1734)
    • Elizabeth Gowen Minor b. 1776 (son of John Gowen b. 1734)
  • Moses Going b. abt 1735

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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1765 Aug Court – Halifax County, Va – David Gowing frm Joseph Tate, bk 5, p 122
A deed with indorsements thereon from Joseh Tate to David Going were acknowledged by the said Joseph to be his several… deed and ordered to be recorded.
Plea (order) books, v. 5-6 1764-1770
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4C-99FJ-W?i=78&cat=401169

1765 Aug 14 – David Gowing from Joseph Tate, bk 4, p. 440. (this area later became Henry Co, Va.).
Joseph Tate of NC, Rowan Co, of the one part, and David Going of Halifax Co, Va of the other part … sell unto David Gowing … land in County of Halifax containing … 270 acres … on both sides of Russells Creek .. branch of Mayho River … bounded .. a red oak at John Hunter’s corner …
Signed: Joseph Tate, SS
Wits: Bethunia Perkins, Charles Perkins, John Jennings, Constant Perkins.
Deed books, v. 4-5 1762-1765. Halifax Co, Va.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4V-R3XZ-3?i=504&cat=406522

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.

1777 Henry Co, Va added:  

1777 North Carolina Counties: 

1777 – “David Gowing and John Gowing” signed the oath of allegiance about 1777 in Henry County, according to “History of Henry County, Virginia” by Judith Parks America Hill.

1777 Aug 30 – “John Going” took the oath of allegiance August 30, 1777 before Edmund Lyne, Esq, according to “Virginia Magazine of History and Biography,” Vol. 9.

1777 Oct 20 – John Going was granted permission to build a water grist mill on Blackberry Creek, according to Henry County Court Minutes Book 1, page 5 … “Leave is given John Gowing to build a water grist mill on Blackberry Creek, he being owner on both sides.”
Order books, v. 1-6 1777-1797 – Henry Co, Va.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-PXM8?i=9&cat=400740

1778 – In the case of “Aron Going vs. Philip Going” held in 1778, the defendant “confessed judgement £100 pounds current money,” according to Halifax County Court Minute Book 9, page 304. Halifax Co, Va.

1778 Aug 17 – David Going was granted permission in 1778 to build a water grist mill on Spoon Creek, according to Henry County Court Minutes, Book 2, page 15. “Leave is given David Going to build a Water Grist Mill on Spoon Creek he being owner on both sides thereof.”
Order books, v. 1-6 1777-1797. Henry Co, Va.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-PX3J?i=36&cat=400740

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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1780 Oct 4 – Will Book 1, p 404-405, Halifax Co, Va.
Last Will and Testament of Stephen Wilson of Halifax County … written on Oct 4, 1780…
… I give and bequeath to Elizabeth my dearly beloved wife whom I likewise constitute make and ordain the sole executrix of this my last will and testament, by her freely to be possessed and enjoyed…
Signed: Stephen Wilson.
Wits: Peter Wilson, David Going, Shadrack Going.
… Proved up on June 20, 1782 …
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007645706_00315?pid=514345&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D514345%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH557%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH557&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645117_00410

1781 Greensville and Campbell Co, Va added: 

1782 North Carolina Counties: 

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

1782 Halifax Co Va personal property tax
Guthridge Going 1 poll . 2 horses . 8 cattle (image 4, row 2) …
Shadrick Going 1 poll . 3 horses . 18 cattle (image 7, row 3) …
John Going 1 poll . 1 horse . 3 cattle (image 7, row 3) …
David Going 1 poll . 1 horse . 4 cattle (image 7, row 3) …
Henry Goan 1 poll . 1 horse . . (image 9, row 4) …
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/FreeSample/CDR-000407/1782/

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

1783 Halifax Co Va personal property tax
Shadrack Going 1 poll . . 4 horses . 11 cattle (image 14, p. 22)
John Going 1 poll . . 2 horses . 2 cattle (image 14, p. 22)
Henry Goan 1 poll . 1 slave, 1 horse . 4 cattle (image 14, p. 23)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1783 – Shadrach Going
Virginia Census – head of household with 12 members white – no blacks. Halifax Co – pg 23.  Halifax Co, Va.
http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790m-02.pdf

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

1784 Halifax Co Va personal property tax
Shadrack Going 1 poll above 21 . . . 4 horses, 13 cattle (image 4, pg 5)
Henry Goan (or Goare or Goane) 1 poll above 21, 1 slave above 16, 1 slave under 16, . 1 horse, 6 cattle (image 4, page 5)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1784 Aug 21 – James Gowing deed from William Higgenbottom pg 62
… between William Higgenbottom of the County of Henry … and James Gowing of the sd County … William Higgenbottom … sold … unto the sd James Gowing … land …. both sides Big Dan River and bounded … North side of the sd River … crossing a Branch to a Hornbeam … containing by estimation 201 acres of land …
Signed: William Higgenbottom
Wits: Edwd Tatum, James Lyon, Elisha Shelton, Jacob Manes
Mary wife of William Higgenbottom relinquishes her right to dower in court.
Deed books, v. 1-3 1777-1789 – Henry Co, Va bk 3
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-GSNT-4?i=511&cat=406614

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

1785 Halifax Co Va personal property tax
Henry Goare 1 over 21, 1 slave over 16, . , 2 horses, 7 cattle, ., . (image 6, p. 8)
John Gowan 1 over 21, ., ., ., 4 horses, ., . (image 9, p. 14)
Shadrach Gowan 1 over 21, ., ., 4 horses, 13 cattle, ., . (image 9, p 14)
David Gowan 1 over 21, ., ., 1 horse, 4 cattle, ., . (image 17, p. 29)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1785 – Shadrack Going
Virginia Census – head of household with 10 members white – no blacks. Halifax Co, Va. – pg 89 Halifax Co, Va.
http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1790m-03.pdf

1785 – Halifax County, Va – Shadrack Going v. Henry Hopson Sr, bk 11, p 232 – deed acknowledged

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

1786 Halifax Co Va personal property tax
Henry Goare 1, 1, ., 2, 7, . (image 11, p. 17)
James Hollis 1, ., ., 2, ., . (image 13, p. 22)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

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

1787B Halifax Co, Va personal property list
Henry Goare 1 poll above 21, ., 1 black above 16, ., 1 horse, 9 cattle. (image 12, p. 10)
David Gowin 1 poll above 21, ., ., ., 2 horses, 5 cattle (image 12, p. 10)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1787 – Halifax County, Va – David Going – tithes of deft to work Double Branches to Ford Rd, bk 12, p 181

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 Halifax Co, Va
David Goen 1 tithe 1 horse [frame 302] Halifax Co, Va
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/HalifaxVa.htm

1789 Personal Tax List in Halifax County, Virginia
David Goen
Henry Goan  

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

1791 Patrick Co, Va added: 

1791 North Carolina Counties: 

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

1792 Halifax Co, Va
David Going Mo 1 tithe 2 horses – Halifax Co Va
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/HalifaxVa.htm

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

1793 Halifax Co, Va
David Going Mulo 1 tithe 2 horses [frame 442] Halifax Co Va
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/HalifaxVa.htm

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

1794 Halifax Co, Va
William Going Mulo 1 tithe [frame 538] Halifax Co Va
John Going Mulo 1 tithe
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/HalifaxVa.htm

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

1795 Halifax Co, Va
William Going Mulo 1 tithe [frame 603] Halifax Co Va
John Going Mulo 1 tithe
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/HalifaxVa.htm

1795 Oct 3 – John Going deed from Bartlett Washington bk 5, pg 224
… between Bartlet Washington of the sd County of Henry … and John Going of the said County … Bartlett Washington … sold unto the said John Going … land containing 100 acres … on Rock Run Creek and bounded … on Henry Sumpter north line … Davis Branch … line by James Baker and Isham Craddock …
Signed: Bartlet Washington
Wit: James Baker, Wm Barksdale, John Witt, Susannah Dillian, Henry Sumpter Jr.
Deed books, v. 1-3 1777-1789 – Henry Co, Va bk 3
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-DS13?i=335&cat=406614

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

1796 Halifax Co, Va
David Going (at Walnes) 1 tithe [frame 635] Halifax Co Va
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/HalifaxVa.htm

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

1797 Halifax Co, Va
David Going (at Walne’s) [frame 732] Halifax Co Va
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/HalifaxVa.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

1798 Halifax Co, Va
David Goines [frame 819] Halifax Co Va
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/HalifaxVa.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

1800 Halifax Co, Va
Goin Edwards Junr F.N. 1 tithe Halifax Co Va
David Goin 1 tithe 1 horse [frame 59]
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/HalifaxVa.htm

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

1801 Halifax Co, Va
David Goin Planter D.C. 1 tithe 1 horse (free negro) Halifax Co Va
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/HalifaxVa.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 1801 May 25 – John Goings will pg 37
Will books, v. 1-3 1777-1831 Will bk 2 – Henry Co, Va
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89P6-3714?i=209&cat=384129
1801 Aug 11 – Goings inventory pg 39
Will books, v. 1-3 1777-1831 Will bk 2 – Henry Co, Va
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89P6-37BS?i=210&cat=384129

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

1802 Halifax Co, Va
Gutridge Goin Mulatto 1 tithe [frame 186] Halifax Co Va
David Goin Mulatto 1 tithe 2 horses [frame 187]
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/HalifaxVa.htm

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

1803 Halifax Co, Va
David Goin Mulatto 1 tithe Halifax Co Va
Gutridge Goin Mulatto 1 tithe
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/HalifaxVa.htm

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

1804 Halifax Co, Va
David Goin Mulatto 1 tithe 1 horse [frame 372] Halifax Co Va
Gutridge Goin Mulatto 1 tithe
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/HalifaxVa.htm

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

1805 Halifax Co, Va
David Goin Mulatto 1 tithe 1 horse [frame 517] Halifax Co Va
Birbrige Goin Mulatto 1 tithe
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/HalifaxVa.htm

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

1806 Halifax Co, Va
David Going (Mulatto) 3 tithes 2 horses [frame 626] Halifax Co Va
Berbridge Going F.N. 1 tithe
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/HalifaxVa.htm

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

1809 Halifax Co, Va
List of Berryman Green
Going Edwards F.N. 1 tithe 1 horse
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

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

1810 Southern District by Berryman Green, Halifax County
Going Edwards F.N. 1 tithe [frame 848]
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

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

1811 B, Jacob Faulkner
Gowen Edwards F.N. 1 tithe [frame 941]
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

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

1812 B, List of Joseph Scott
Going Edwards 1 tithe F.N.
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

1813 Halifax County
(women over 16 years old included)
Going Edwards F.N. 1 tithe 1 horse
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

1816 March 16 – Estate of Elizabeth Goin inventory in Henry County Va … 1816 March 9 – Elizabeth Goins estate inventory pg. 205
Will books, v. 1-3 1777-1831 Will bk 2 – Henry Co, Va
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89P6-37PT?i=292&cat=384129
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1818 A, Halifax County
Gowin Edwards F.N. 1 tithe
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1819 B, Halifax County
Edward Gowin F.N. 1 tithe [frame 600]
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1820 B List of Richard Bennett, Halifax County
Edward Gowin F.N. 1 tithe
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1830 April 1 – Last will of Thomas Branson
… I Thomas Branson of the County of Mecklenberg and State of Virginia … my last will and testament …
… I give and bequeath to my daughter Nancy Gowen all the property that I have heretofore given to her and put into her possession.
… I give and bequeath to my daughter Susanna Stewart all the property that I have hertofore given to her and put into her possession.
… I give and bequeath to my daughter Lizzy Stewart all the property that I have heretofore given to her and put into her possession.
… I give and bequeath to my daughter Aggy Pettyford one feather bed and furniture to her and her heirs forever.
… I give and bequeath to my daughter Peggy Branson one feather bed and furniture to her and her heirs forever.
… I give and bequeath to my sons Edward Branson, Walden Branson, and John Branson ten cents each to them and their heirs forever.
… I give and bequeath to my son Jesse Branson the tract of land whereon I now live containing by estimation 130 acres to him and his heirs forever, for him my said son Jesse to take possession thereof at the death of my wife.
… I lend to my beloved wife Margarett Branson the tract of land whereon I now live containing by estimation 130 acres which said tract of land I let to her my said wife for and during her natural life.
… I give and bequeath to my said wife all the rest and residue of my estate of every nature and kind whatsoever, not herein before disposed of which said estate I give to her my said wife and at her own disposal forever.
… I nominate constitute and appoint my aforesaid wife Margarett Branson whole and sole executrix to this my last will and testament…
Signed: Thomas Brandom
Wits: Jos B Clausel, Jno B Clausel, Wm A. Clausel, Thos B Clausel.
Proved up on May 18, 1835. Will Book 14, pg. 440. Mecklenberg County, Va.
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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
http://revwarapps.org/s31072.pdf (follow link for full transcription of application)  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_135684-00577

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

Children:
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
child
child
child
child
child
child
child

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.
http://revwarapps.org/w7546.pdf (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.
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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
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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

1838 May – To his othe Judge of the Circuit Superior Court of law and Chancery for the County of Patrick.
Humbly complaining …. your oratrix Elizabeth Beasley of Cabill (Campbell?) County, Virginia that many years ago to wit … being at that time the widow of Elias Bellow (her maiden name being Strange) she intermarried with one Thomas Beasley a resident of the county aforesiad. That for some short time after the marriage aforesaid they resided together probably for about the space of twelve months, during which period your oratrix …. conducting herself with the utmost propriety and affection towards her said husband, was subjected by him to the most curel and degrading treatment, he not only made it his set business to deny her all comforts … to mortify and harass her feelings, but inflicted constantly on her cruel and … whippings, drove her repeatedly to the woods at late periods of the night and finally drove her off without making any provision whatever for her support. When your oratrix went to the house of the said Beasley as his wife she found that he had been living in fornication with a free woman of color by whom he had many children and she and her children even made … the said Thomas Beasley as instruments of insult and injury to your oratrix. During her residence with him, he continued his intercourse with the aforesaid free negro under the eyes of your oratrix giving her the …. in his affections and setting her over your oratrix in the family and in the …. of his affairs. So great was the hatred of the said free negro to your oratrix and such the sway she executed over the said Beasley that she was in a principal degree the incentive to the many wrongs and indignities which your oratrix received from her husband. During the stay of your oratrix with her said husband she became by him the mother of a boy called Thomas whom she took with her in her flight and removed to the County of Cabill (Campbell?) among her relatives. During all the period of the separation of your oratrix from her husband she has remained in a … without forming any connection with any man whatever or doing anything to darken her reputation. The said Thomas Beasley has continued ever since the separation to cohabitate with the aforesaid free woman by whom he has had many children until his death which occurred some time in the year 1835, having mad a will which was regularly admitted to probate in the County Court of Patrick a copy of which is herewith exhibited as part of this bill.
Your oratrix charges that the said Thomas Beasley her husband died the owner of a considerable real and personal estate all of which it will be … from the will aforesaid he devised to his concubine (the aforesaid free negro) and the bastard issue which he ad by her pretermitting both your oratrix and her son the aforesaid Thomas for neither of whom has he mad the slightest provision of any kind whatever. In tnder consideration of the premises and for as much as your oratrix is without remedy in the premises at law and only relivable in equity whose matters of this kind are properly cognizable may Thos I Tatum the exors n the said will named be made Deft to this bill and the following persons to whom the whole estate is left … Viz: Hannah Beasley alias Going, the free woman with whom the said Thomas Beasley resided and the following her children by him viz: Thomas Going alias Beasley, Hardin Going alias Beasley, Seaton Chandler and Hannah his wife formerly Beasley alias Going. Benjamin Harris and Catharine his wife formerly Beasley alias Going. Polly Beasley alias Going, Shadrack Beasley alias Going. Mary Chandler, Jane Chandler, Lucinda Chandler, Priscilla Chandler, and Judith Chandler.
May the true and perfect answer make to the allegations herein contained, may your oratrix be deemed dower in the land and slaves of her deceased husband and a distributive share according to law in his personal estate after the payment of debts and finally may such other and further relief be extended to your oratrix as equity and the nature of her case require. May it please your Honor to grant to.
Signed: Carter Cheatham and Whittle.

1838 June 15 – The answer of Hardin Beasley, Thomas Beasley, Seaton Chandler and Hannah his wife, formerly Hannah Beasley, to a bill of complaint exhibited against them and others in the Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery for the County of Patrick by Elizabeth Beaseley.
… the many errors … and false allegations in the bill contained … Whether any marriage ever took place between the Plaintiff and Thomas Beasley the father of your respondents … call upon the Plaintiff for strict proof thereof if however any such marriage did ever take place your respondents charge expressly that the same was illegal and void. These respondents are informed and believe therefore charge that if any such marriage did take place, the plaintiff was at the time a married woman the wife of one Elias Bellow, who was then living and was therefore incompetent to contract any other marriage. Whether the plaintiff and the said Thomas Beasley lived together as man and wife for twelve months they are also of their own knowledge uninformed. They do not admit the fact and call upon the Plaintiff for proof thereof. Whether any issue was born of the Plaintiff by the said Thomas thy are also ignorant and do not admit. They call upon her for proof of that fact. They are informed that no such issue was born while they lived together (if they ever did live together) and therefore charge the fact to be that no issue was born while the parties were living together. Then respondents further answering say they are informed and believe and therefore charge that the said Thomas Beasley … that the Plaintiff was before he had anything to do with her a married woman, the wife of the said Elias Bellow, who was still living from obvious motives of propriety and duty decline to continue any further intercourse with her. They deny therefore that the Plaintiff was at any time the widow of said Elias Bellow or any body else. That she was a a widow or single woman at the time of any supposed marriage between her and the said Beasley.
The respondents do not of their own knowledge … Your respondent Hardin was quite small, the others know nothing. Your respondent Hardin was informed by his father the said Thomas Beaseley that the Plaintiff was guilty of many … of gross …. and her proprioet towards the said Thomas in some instances breaking open his chests, stealing his money … therfore she was treated harshly they suppose it was only the result of her own misconduct.
As to all and every charge connected with the mother of your respondents, Hardin, Thomas and Hannah, they cannot … say much. Their father and their mother lived together many years in peace and had many children and at his death the said Thomas gave his estate to such of his children as he thought deserving in his comity. Your respondents are advised that the said Thomas had by law full right to dispose of his estate by his last will and testament to any person he might choose. ….
That she never set up any such claim or brought any such suit and delayed until after his death, when from the great lapse of time since her pretended marriage and the death of many persons ….

1839 Sept – Order was that no proof brought, so case dismissed.

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NOTES:

Wills:

Will bk 1 – Henry Co, Va (no Going names)

Will bk 2:

Will books, v. 1-3 1777-1831 Will bk 2 – Henry Co, Va

1801 May 25 – John Goings will pg 37
Will books, v. 1-3 1777-1831 Will bk 2 – Henry Co, Va
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89P6-3714?i=209&cat=384129

1801 Aug 11 – Goings inventory pg 39
Will books, v. 1-3 1777-1831 Will bk 2 – Henry Co, Va
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89P6-37BS?i=210&cat=384129

1816 March 9 – Elizabeth Goins estate inventory pg. 205
Will books, v. 1-3 1777-1831 Will bk 2 – Henry Co, Va
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89P6-37PT?i=292&cat=384129

Will bk 3 – no Going names

Will books, v. 1-3 1777-1831

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Deeds:

Bk 1 – no Going names in index
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-GSFF-8?i=15&cat=406614

Bk 2 – no Going names in index

Bk 3 –

1784 Aug 21 – Jamess Gowing deed from William Higgenbottom pg 62
… between William Higgenbottom of the County of Henry … and James Gowing of the sd County … William Higgenbottom … sold … unto the sd James Gowing … land …. both sides Big Dan River and bounded … North side of the sd River … crossing a Branch to a Hornbeam … containing by estimation 201 acres of land …
Signed: William Higgenbottom
Wits: Edwd Tatum, James Lyon, Elisha Shelton, Jacob Manes
Mary wife of William Higgenbottom relinquishes her right to dower in court.
Deed books, v. 1-3 1777-1789 – Henry Co, Va bk 3
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-GSNT-4?i=511&cat=406614

Bk 4 – No Going names

Bk 5 –

1795 Oct 3 – Goings deed from Washington bk 5, pg 224
… between Bartlet Washington of the sd County of Henry … and John Going of the said County … Bartlett Washington … sold unto the said John Going … land containing 100 acres … on Rock Run Creek and bounded … on Henry Sumpter north line … Davis Branch … line by James Baker and Isham Craddock …
Signed: Bartlet Washington
Wit: James Baker, Wm Barksdale, John Witt, Susannah Dillian, Henry Sumpter Jr.
Deed books, v. 1-3 1777-1789 – Henry Co, Va bk 3
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-DS13?i=335&cat=406614

Bk 6 – No Going Names

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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