Virginia – Louisa County – 1700s to early 1800s

(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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Louisa County Va map

FamilySearch Wiki page: https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Louisa_County,_Virginia_Genealogy

Created:  1742–Louisa County was created 6 May 1742 from Hanover County.

Record Loss
Order books before 1761 (with the exception of 1742-1748) have been lost.

Lost censuses: 1790, 1810, 1890

Col. Bell discovered some important facts for genealogists about records kept in the mid 1700s:

Bell, John C. “Louisa County Records: Some Effects of Clerk James Littlepage’s Succession by John Nelson,” The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 29, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1985):163-174. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 29 (1985). https://www.americanancestors.org/databases/virginia-genealogist-the/image?pageName=163&volumeId=12084

Bell, John C. Louisa County Records You Probably Never Saw of 18th Century Virginia. Nashville, Tenn., 1983.

FamilySearch Catalogue page: https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=190553&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Virginia%2C%20Louisa%22

Ancestry.com Wills page: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007645080_00222?pid=650836&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D650836%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DPXv2009%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=PXv2009&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645396_00001

Adjacent Counties:

Hanover: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/virginia-hanover-county-1700s-to-early-1800s/
Albemarle: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/virginia-albemarle-county-1700s-to-early-1800s/
Goochland: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/virginia-goochland-county-1700s-to-early-1800s/
Orange: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/virginia-orange-county-1700s-to-early-1800s/
Fluvanna: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/virginia-fluvanna-county-1700s-to-early-1800s/
Spotsylvania: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/virginia-spotsylvania-county-1700s-to-early-1800s/

Louisa County, Virginia – INFO – FACTS and SOURCES:  

1743 Oct 10 – On 10 October 1743 Agnes Goin was living in Louisa County when she sued Gilbert Gibson in Louisa County court for 3 pounds due for services performed on a contract. [Orders 1742-8, 82, 91, 190, 200, 220, 252].

1743/4 Jan 9 – On 9 January 1743/4 the court ordered that Agnes Going receive twenty-five lashes on her bare back for having an illegitimate child. [Orders 1742-8, 82, 91, 92, 95; 1766-74, 20; 1766-72, 379; 1774-82, 140, 142]

1759 Nov 28 – Agnes Going bound her son Joseph Going and daughter Sarah Going to James Bunch by 28 November 1759 Fredericksville Parish indenture [Davis, Fredericksville Parish Vestry Book, 29]. [Orders 1742-8, 82, 91, 92, 95; 1766-74, 20; 1766-72, 379; 1774-82, 140, 142]

1759 – 1760 – 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
http://interactive.ancestry.com/6131/VGS_2002_01_01_0386/525370754?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fdb%3dvgs%26gss%3dsfs28_ms_db%26new%3d1%26rank%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gsln%3dGoin%26gsln_x%3d0%26MSAV%3d1%26uidh%3dm37&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnSearchResults&rc=510,1721,605,1750#?imageId=VGS_1996_01_01_0310
http://interactive.ancestry.com/6131/VGS_1995_01_01_0030/521700382?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fdb%3dvgs%26gss%3dsfs28_ms_db%26new%3d1%26rank%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gsln%3dGoing%26gsln_x%3d0%26MSAV%3d1%26uidh%3dm37&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnSearchResults&rc=346,934,474,972;332,980,432,1018

1763 May 19 Aaron Going and Thomas Underwood agreement sale of goods to Underwood Goochland Va bk 8, p. 422
…between Aaron Going of Louisa of the one part and Thomas Underwood of Hanover of the other part… said Aaron Gowing for and in consideration of the sum of 36 pounds 8 shillings and 5 pence farthing … by the sd Thomas Underwood … sell and deliver unto the said Thomas Underwood all those goods and chattles belonging to him the said Aaron Gowing as by inventory thereof hereunto annexed particularly mentioned … unto the sd Thomas Underwood …
Condition .. that the said Aaron Going … shall at any time on or before the 25th instant pay to the said Thomas Underwood …the aforesaid sum of 36 pounds, 8 shillings, and 5 pence farthing… with lawfull interest …. covenant and agreements herein contained to cease determin and be void to all intents … Signed: Aaron Going. Wit: John Stevens. George Underwood.
… An inventory … the plantation whereon the said Aaron Gowing now dwelleth referred to a certain indenture or mortgage hereunto annexed dated this 19th day of May 1763 … to wit: one mair branded on the near Buttock M and on the shoulder P, one bay mair branded on the shoulder M and on the near buttock W. paces slow is abt 10 or 11 years old and all his household stuff. Signed: Aaron Going. Wit: John Stevens, Geo Underwood.
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007645051_00341?pid=392725&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D392725%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH762%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH762&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645026_00664

1766 Sept 9 – On 9 September 1766 Agnes Going made a deposition in George Gibson’s suit against his step-mother Sarah Gibson. [Orders 1742-8, 82, 91, 92, 95; 1766-74, 20; 1766-72, 379; 1774-82, 140, 142]

1767 – Joseph Going was taxable in James Bunch’s Trinity Parish, Louisa County household in 1767 [Davis, Louisa County Tithables, 10]

1770 – Moses Going was a taxable in the Trinity Parish, Louisa County household of John Fox in 1770 and in his own household in 1772 [Davis, Louisa County Tithables, 25, 34].

1770 May 14 – On 14 May 1770 the court ordered the churchwardens of Trinity Parish to bind out all Agnes Going’s children under twenty-one years except the youngest. [Orders 1742-8, 82, 91, 92, 95; 1766-74, 20; 1766-72, 379; 1774-82, 140, 142]

1772 – Moses Going was a taxable in Trinity Parish, Louisa County in his own household in 1772 [Davis, Louisa County Tithables, 25, 34].

1772 – David Going was taxable in Fredericksville Parish, Louisa County, in his own household in 1772. [Davis, Louisa County Tithables, 133, 45, 73].

1773 July 13 – David Going suit against Robert Anderson, Gentleman, for trespass, assault and battery was dismissed by the Louisa County court on 13 July 1773 at Anderson’s costs [Orders 1766-74; Judgments 1773, frames 362-3].

1774 – David Going was taxable in the Trinity Parish household of Pouncy Bunch in 1774 [Davis, Louisa County Tithables, 133, 45, 73].

1774 March 17 – On 17 March 1774 Sarah Going was living in Trinity Parish, Louisa County, when Sarah Going sued Gideon and Jordan Gibson for assaulting her in 1773. The suit was dismissed by the consent of the parties at the defendants’ costs on 11 April 1774 [Orders 1774-82, 42, 113; Judgments, 1773-April 1774, frames 1027-32].

1775 – David Going was taxable in Moses Going’s household in 1775. [Davis, Louisa County Tithables, 133, 45, 73].

1775 Jan 9 – Sarah Going was the mother of Amey Going who was bound apprentice by the churchwardens of Trinity Parish on 9 January 1775 [Orders 1774-82, 42, 113; Judgments, 1773-April 1774, frames 1027-32].

1775 July 10 – Moses Going was required to post a bond of 50 pounds and his security George Gibson posted 25 pounds on 10 July 1775 when Joseph Cooper swore the peace against him in Louisa County court [Orders 1774-82, 126-7].

1776 Feb 12 – On 12 February 1776 Agnes Going complained to the court about the treatment her son Sherod Going was receiving from his master William Phillips [Orders 1742-8, 82, 91, 92, 95; 1766-74, 20; 1766-72, 379; 1774-82, 140, 142].

1777 Jan 13 – Moses Going purchased 353 acres in Louisa County from Michael Ailstock on 13 January 1777, and Moses Going and his wife Agnes sold this land six months later on 9 June 1777 [DB E:14, 156].

1777 July 14 – On 14 July 1777 Moses Going, Joshua Going and Charles Sprouse, Sr., were charged by the Louisa County court with hog stealing, but the sheriff was unable to arrest them because they were in hiding. The court ordered the sheriff to summon a posse to arrest them [Orders 1774-82, 171].

1778 – David Going was taxable in Joseph Bunch’s household in 1778 [Davis, Louisa County Tithables, 133, 45, 73].

1781 March 20 – Sherrod Going enlisted in the Revolution for 3 years in the 14th Virginia Regiment and reenlisted for 18 months in Albemarle County on 20 March 1781. He was sized on 19 April 1781: age 21, 5’8-1/2″, yellow complexion, born in Louisa County, former service: 14th Va. Regt, 3 yrs [The Chesterfield Supplement or Size Roll of Troops at Chesterfield Court House, LVA accession no. 23816, by http://revwarapps.org/b81.pdf (p.11)].

1781 April 17 – Joshua Going was drafted into the Revolution from Louisa County for 18 months on 17 April 1781 and was sized on 14 May: age 28, 5’7-1/4″ high, yellow complexion, born in Louisa County [The Chesterfield Supplement or Size Roll of Troops at Chesterfield Court House, LVA accession no. 23816, by http://revwarapps.org/b81.pdf (p.55)].

1782 Louisa Co Va
Moses Gowing 1 tithe, 1 horse, 3 cattle
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/louisa.htm

1782 (Note: could not locate any Goin type names on Binn’s site) Louisa County, Virginia
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1783 – personal property tax records in Louisa County, Virginia
A List of Taxable property in Louisa County for the Year 1783
Moses Gowing 1 white tithe over 21, 1 horse, 3 cattle (image 8)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1783 Feb 12 – On 12 February 1783 John Gibson was called John Goodman alias John Gibson when he sued Moses Going in a Louisa County chancery case that was dismissed in April 1783 [Chancery case 1783-002, LVA].

1784 May 19 – “Joseph Goings” on May 19, 1784 received “£4:2:3” for service in the militia, according to Virginia Payroll Account No. 683. Va. Military

1785 – personal property tax records in Louisa County, Virginia
A List of Taxable property in Louisa County for the Year 1785
Moses Going 1 free male tithe above 21, 1 horse, 2 cattle (image 8)
Henry Going 1 free male tithe above 21, 1 horse (image 8)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1791B – personal property tax records in Louisa County, Virginia
John Poindexters 3d Property Book for the year 1791
Austin Going 1 white tithe above 16 (image 6)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1792B – personal property tax records in Louisa County, Virginia
John Poindexters 2d Property Book for the year 1792
Austin Going 1 free male tithe above 16, 1 horse (image 6)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1793 May 14 – On 14 May 1793 the Louisa County court ordered the overseers of the poor to bind out Elizabeth Going’s illegitimate daughter Agnes Going to Mary Hancock [Orders 1790-3, 522].

1795B – personal property tax records in Louisa County, Virginia
Property Book for the year 1795
Jane Goowin 1 son, 1 overseer 2 free male tithes above 16, 2 blacks under 16 above 12, 10 blacks above 16, 6 horses
Hugh Goowin 1 free male tithe above 16, 4 blacks under 16 above 12, 3 blacks above 16, 5 horses
(Note: These are actually Goodwin – see 1798B records)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1799B – personal property tax records in Louisa County, Virginia
Augustine Going 1 brother 2 free male tithes above 16, 1 black above 16, 1 horse (image 8)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1800A – personal property tax records in Louisa County, Virginia
Austin Going 1 brother 2 free male tithes above 16, 1 black above 16, 1 horse (image 8)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1802 May 12 – Sarah Going (b. abt. 1757) registered in Campbell County on 12 May 1802: 5 feet 8 Inches, 45 years old, Malattoe, born free in Louisa County [A Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes, 1].

1805 Louisa Co Va
Jacob Going 1 tithe 1 slave 12-16, 3 horses
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/louisa.htm

1805 July 8 – Amey Going registered in Lynchburg on 8 July 1805: of yellowish complexion about thirty five years of age five feet high was born free in Louisa County. July 8, 1805 [Free Negro Register, 1805-1813, no. 1].

1806 List of William Thomson, Louisa County
Ann Gowing 1 slave 12-16
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1807 List of Charles Quarles
Ann Going 1 slave 12-16, 1 horse
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1807 Jan 1 – Agatha Going was married January 1, 1807 to Joseph Martin, according to “Louisa County, Virginia Marriages, 1729-1850.”  1807 Jan 2 – Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
Name: Agatha Going
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 2 Jan 1807
Marriage Place: Louisa, Virginia
Spouse: Joseph Martin
FHL Film Number: 32190
Reference ID: 382
Ancestry.com. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2014.
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=60214&h=5260789&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=kUu4934&_phstart=successSource

1809 List of Charles Quarles, Louisa County
Ann Going 1 slave 12-16, 1 horse
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1810 List of Chas Quash
Ann Going 1 slave 12-16, 1 horse
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1811 List of Charles Quash, Louisa County
Ann Going  1 tithe 2 slaves 12-16, 1 horse
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1812 List of Charles Quarles
Ann Going 1 slave 12-16
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1830 US Census:
Name: Anny Goen
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Louisa, Virginia
Free Colored Persons – Females – 55 thru 99: 1
Slaves – Males – Under 10: 1
Slaves – Females – Under 10: 1
Slaves – Females – 36 thru 54: 1
Total Slaves: 3
Total Free Colored Persons: 1
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 4
1830; Census Place: Louisa, Virginia; Series: M19; Roll: 194; Page: 40; Family History Library Film: 0029673
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=8058&h=869306&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=kUu4931&_phstart=successSource

1840 – Year of Birth
U.S., Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1863-1865
Name: Randall Goins
Age: 23
5ft 9inches, Light complexion, black eyes, black hair, farmer
Estimated birth year: abt 1840
Birth Location: Louisa Co, Virginia
Enlistment Date: 22 Jun 1863
Branch of Service: 55th Massachusetts Colored Infantry
Enclosures: 15
Remarks: Letters to be directed to Mrs Mary Goins, Hillsboro, Highland Co, Ohio (wife). Care of Benj. Munsen. Mustered into service June 22, 1863.
The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served with the United States Colored Troops: 1st through 5th United States Colored Cavalry, 5th Massachusetts Cavalry (Colored), 6th United States Colored Cavalry; Microfilm Serial: M1801; Microfilm Roll: 5
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=1107&h=2230&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=kUu4942&_phstart=successSource

1847 Apr 12: Appraisal of estate of James Going decd. Appraisers: Pau Ulijate, A G Watkins, John Locker. Will Books, Vol 11, 1837-1847. Louisa Co, Va. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007645401_00293?pid=887691&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D887691%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTqH762%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH762&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645401_00609

1847 April 12 – James Going decd appraisal of estate. bk 11, pg 593
https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9085/007644882_00021?pid=324560&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D9085%26h%3D324560%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DPXv2272%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=PXv2272&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007644882_00322

 

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

LOUISA COUNTY, VIRGINIA

Agatha Going was married January 1, 1807 to Joseph Martin, according to “Louisa County, Virginia Marriages, 1729-1850.”

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