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.

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People in Louisa Co, Va:

  • Agnes Goin b. bef. 1722 (court case in 1743)
    • Sherod Going b. abt 1761 (mother Agnes complained of his trxt in 1776)(fought in revolution in 1781 age 21)
    • Joseph Going b.1740-50 (in Revolution paid in 1784)(Agnes Going bound son Joseph Going and daughter Sarah Going to James Bunch in 1759)(taxable 1767 on Bunch’s tithe)
    • Sarah Going b. abt 1757 (court case in 1774)(45 yrs old in 1802)
      • Amey Going b. btw 1755-1770 – bound out in 1775 as daughter of Sarah Going
  • Moses Goin b. bef. 1735 m to Agnes Served in militia in 1759-60 in Louisa Co, Va according to affid filed in 1780 in Henry Co, Va. Taxable on tithes in 1770 in John Fox household, 1772, 1775, 1782, 1783, 1785. 1775 posted bond on George Gibson. 1777 purch 353 acres fr Michael Ailstock. In 1777 Moses and Joshua Going charged w hog stealing. Sued by John Gibson in 1783.
  • Aaron Going b. 1737 – Aaron Going of Louisa on deed in Goochland Co in 1763
  • David Going b. bef 1751 (taxable in 1772) David taxable in 1772, 1774 in Pouncy Bunch’s household, 1775 in Moses Going’s household, 1778 in Joseph Bunch’s household. Suit against Robert Anderson in 1773 for assault and battery.
  • Joshua Going b. abt 1753 (charged in court in 1777 along w Moses Going w hog stealing)(fought in Revolution in 1781 age 28)
  • Elizabeth Going b. btw. 1776-1788 (she was illeg. daughter of Agnes, bound out in 1793 to Mary Hancock)
  • Henry Going b. bef. 1762 (tithe in 1785)
  • Austin Going b. bef. 1769 (tithes in 1791, 1792, 1800)
  • Augustine Going b. bef. 1778 (tithe in 1799)
  • Agatha Going b. bef. 1789 (married to Joseph Martin in 1807)
  • Ann Going b. bef 1788 (tithe in 1809)

Louisa County, Virginia – INFO – FACTS and SOURCES:  

1743 Oct 10 – Agnes Goin v. Gilbert Gibson p. 82
In a suit by petition between Agnes Goin, pltf and Gilbert Gibson, deft, at the motion of the Deft this nonsuited as it is file the no?..
Court Orders – 1742-1748. Louisa County, Va.
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1743 Dec 12 – Agnes Goin v Gilbert Gibson p 87
In a suit by petition between Agnes Goin pltf and Gilbert Gibson deft altho motion of the said deft is confirmed at his costs bill the next …
Court Orders – 1742-1748. Louisa County, Va.
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1744 Jan 9 – Agnes Goin v Gilbert Gibson p 91
In a suit by petition between Agnes Going pltf and Gilbert Gibson deft for thre pounds current money due for service done on certain … is set forth in the sd petition … this day doth parties appeared and being fully heard it is considere by the … that the said pltf recover against the said Deft 32 shilling and six pence with costs.

Ordered that Agnes Goin pay Thomas Ellison for three days attendance in her suit against Gilbert Gibson.

Ordered that Agnes Goin pay Diana Ellison for three days attendance in her suit against Gilbert Gibson.

Ordered that Henry Randolph be paid for two days attandance as a witness for Gilbert Gibson in Agnes Goin’s suit against him by the said Gibson.
Court Orders – 1742-1748. Louisa County, Va.
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1744 Jan 9 – Robert Lewis and Charles Barreh, Gent, ChurchWardens of Fredericksville, Parish plft and Agnes Goin deft. p. 92
This day came the pltf by their attorney and the Deft being arrested … solemnly called came not, therefore it is ordered that unless the Deft shall appear at the next Court and answer the pltfs action .. shall then be ordered for the said pltf against her … Thomas Gibson who is returned … for her appearance for what shall appear to be due with costs.
Court Orders – 1742-1748. Louisa County, Va.
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1744 Feb 13 – Robert Lewis and Charles Barreh, Gent. … of Fredericksville, plts v Agnes Goin deft. p. 95
… for fifty shilling current money of Virginia or 500 pounds of tobacco and cask … a bastard child against the form of the authority of the assembly .. Deft confessed the fornication aforesaid therefore it is considered by the court .. ordered that the Sheriff give her twenty five lashes on her bare back well laid on, Ellis Hughes .. to keep the child of the parish for two years.
Court Orders – 1742-1748. Louisa County, Va.
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1747 April 29 – Dick, a negro man slave belonging to Abrose Joshua Smith, Gent was this day indicted & arraigned for murder said to be committed by him on the body of James Fox the 29th day of March last as in the indictment is set forth and upon his arraignment he pleaded not guilty, and by the oaths of Margaret McColly, Thomas Land, Thomas Branch, William Hall Jr, William Taylor, Charles Forgison, Richard Searcy, Frances Martin, Pouncey Anderson and William Going, and what the said Dick could say in his own behalf, being heard and considered, it is the opinion of the Court that the said Dick is not guilty of the said murder. Therefore it is ordered that he be discharged. It likewise appears to the Court the said negro Dick in the Comcon(sp?) & Indictment mentioned belongs to Roger Quarles of Caroline County and not to the said Smith.
Order Books 1742-1748. p. 225. Louisa Co, Va
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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
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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.
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1766 Sept 8 – Orderd that a Commission issue to take the Depositions of John Moore, the elder Sarah Whittle, Mary Harper & Agness Gowing in a suit of George Gibson v. Sarah Gibson.
Order Book 1766-1774. p. 20. Louisa Co, Va.
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1767 – Joseph Going was taxable in James Bunch’s Trinity Parish, Louisa County household in 1767 [Davis, Louisa County Tithables, 10]

1768 Apr 7 – Christian Terry v Moses Going jdgt
Christian Terry … obtained an attachment against the estate of Moses Going who hath privately removed himself or so absconds that the ordinary process of law cannot be served him for 1 pound 10 shillings … by account … the Sheriff having mad return … he had executed the same in the hands of William Bettesworth the said garnashed … being sworn declared that he has in his possession of the Estate of the said Moses 2 cows, 2 yearlings and a belll … deliver the said attached affects to the Sheriff and that the said Sheriff sell the same as the law directs … to satisfy this judgment and pay the same to the said Christian … the residue to the said Moses.
Order Book 1766-1772. p. 121. Louisa County, Virginia
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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 – Ordered that the Churchwardens of Trinity Parish in this County do bind out all the children of Agness Going that are under the age of 21 years according to law. Except the youngest.
Order Book 1766-1772. p. 379. Louisa County, Va
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1771 Apr 9 – Agness Going v Daniel Branham & Frances Branham.
At the motion of Agness Going she is allowed for 4 days attendance having sworn to the time as an Evidence summoned by Daniel and Frances Branham against Gibson’s. It is ordered that they pay her 100 pounds of tobacco for the same as the law directs.
Order Book 1766-1772. p. 453. Louisa County, Virginia
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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 12 – Going v. Anderson Gent.
Dismissed at the Pltf costs.
Court Orders 1773. p 54. Louisa County, Va
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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].

1772 July 13 – A Sale of the Estate of John Christmass Dec.d
Moses Going D.r To a parcel tools L 0-12-6
…. (long list of items, etc) …
David Chisholm D.r
To Rasors 1/8 0-1-8
…. (another list) …
November the 11.th 1771
William Lipscomb, Nicholas Gentry Jun.r
Anthoy Gholston
At a Court held for Louisa County July 13 1772 this Iventory was this Day return.d & ordered to be Recorded. Teste
Will Book 2, p. 141. Louisa County, Virginia

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

1774 April Court – Salley Going v Gideon Gibson & Jerdone Gibson, Defts }
In Trespass Assault & Battery
By consent of the parties by their attorneys it is ordered that this suit be dismissed and the Plaintiff recover against the sd Defendants her costs by her in this behalf expended.
Order Book 1774-1782. p. 42. Louisa Co, Va
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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 bound to the peace.
Joseph Cooper came into Court and made oath that he thought himself in danger of his life or some bodily hurt to be done or to be procured to be done by Moses Going of this County, and the sd Cooper creaved the Peace against him which was granted him. Therefore tis ordered that the sd Moses Going together with one secureity, himself in the sum of 50 pounds and his security in the sum of 25 pounds for his good behavior to all his Majesties subjects, and more especially to the sd Cooper for 12 months and one day.
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Moses Going together with George Gibson his security, came into Court and severally acknowledged themselves indebted to our sovereign Lord King George the 3d … the sd Going in the sum of 50 pounds and the sd Gibson in the sum of 25 pounds to be levied on their severall and respective lands and tenements, goods & chattles & to the use of our sd sovereign Lord the King rendered in case the sd Moses going shall not be of good behaviour to all his Majesties Leige subjects and more especially to Joseph Cooper for 12 months and a day.
Order Book 1774-1782. p. 127. Louisa Co, Va
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1776 Feb 12 – On the complaint of Agness Going against William Phillips Gent on account of her son Sherod, on hearing the evidences, the Court are of opinion that her complaint is groundless, therefore tis ordered that the said Sherod return to his said Master.
Order Book 1774-1782. p. 140. Louisa Co, Va
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1776 March 11 – Agness Going v William Phillips continued
On complaint of Agness Going on account of her son, Sherod, against William Phillips Gent. the Court having heard the evidences on both sides on consideration thereof are divided in their opinions, and the matter being agreed, is continued till next Court and then to be tried.
Order Book 1774-1782. p. 142. Louisa Co, Va
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1777 Jan 13 – bk E, pg 127 – Moses Going from Michael Ailstock and his wife Rebecca.
(all of Louisa County) … unto the said Moses Going … land … in the County of Louisa containing 353 acres … bounded .. William Hendricks’ corner … and Charles Smith’s line …
Signed: Michael Ailstock and Rebecca Ailstock
Wits: George Holland, Joseph Street, William Hamock
Deed books, v. E-F 1774-1790. Louisa County, Va.
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1777 June 9 – pg 156 – Moses Going and Agness his wife to Robert Harris.
Between Moses Going … of the County of Louisa and Agness his wife … and Robert Harris of the County aforesd … unto the sd Robert Harris … land … in the County of Louisa containing 353 acres … bounded … Smith’s corner … Francis Smith’s corner …
Signed: Moses Going and Agness Going
Wits: (empty)
Bk E Deed books, v. E-F 1774-1790. Louisa County, Va.
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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)
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1783 Feb 11 – pg 321 – Moses Going and Hanner his wife to William Chandler Bradburn
(all of Louisa County) … the sd Moses Goin and Hanner his wife … unto the said William Chandler Bradburn … land in the County of Louisa … containing 150 acres … bounded … lines of William Beach, William Gibson Goldsmith and Joseph Cooper …
Signed: Moses Gowen
Wits: Peter Crawford, Thomas Bradburn, Thomas Sanders.
Recorded August 11, 1787.
Bk H – Deed books, v. G-H 1790-1794, 1783-1785. Louisa County, Va.
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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

1799 Oct 18 – pg 691 – Augustine Going to Robert Clough
… between Augustine Going of the County of Louisa … and Robert Clough of the County of Hanover … have sold unto Robert Clough … one bay mare, two beds and furniture … If the said Augustine Going … shall … pay to the said Robert Clough .. 10 pounds current money of Virginia on or before the first day of Dec next then this deed of mortgage … be of no effect …
Signed: Augustine Going
Wits: Richard Baughan, John C Wheeler, Skelton Farrier.
Bk I – Deed books, v. I-J 1793-1804. Louisa County, Va.
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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

1801 Hanover Co, Va Tax Lists
Jacob Going 1 tithe 2 horses [p. 201]
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/hanover.htm

1802 Hanover Co, Va Tax Lists
Olden Going, mulattoe
Jacob Going (f. negro) 1 tithe 3 horses [p. 230]
Henry Going 2 tithes 3 horses
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/hanover.htm

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].

1803 Hanover Co, Va Tax Lists
Jacob Going free negro 1 tithe 3 horses
Henry Going 2 tithes 3 horses
Olden Going free negro
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/hanover.htm

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

1805 June 27 – Walter Chisholm Jr fr Jennings Plant & wife, bk K, p 235. Louisa Co, Va
… between Jennings Plant and Suzanna his wife of the County of Louisa of the one part and Walter Chisholm Jr of the County of Hanover of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 60 pounds 10 shillings … paid by the said Walter Chisholm Jr … confirm unto him the sd Walter Chisholm Jr one certain tract or parcel of land … in the County of Louisa on the N side of the New Found River and on the S side of the Road leading from Jacob Going’s to Anderson’s old store … to William Cauley’s lands … containing 54 acres …
Signed: Jennings Plant, Susanna Plant
Wit: Jesse Humphreys, William Henderson, Richard Richardson.
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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].

1805 Dec 9 – Walter Chisholm fr Jacob Going, bk K, p 179. Louisa Co, Va
… between Jacob Going of the County of Louisa (a man of colour) of the one part, and Frederick Harris atty and William G Poindexter atty both of the County of Louisa of the other part … the said Jacob Going for and in consideration of 1 dollar … bargained and sold to the said Frederick Harris atty and William G Poindexter a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Louisa on the waters of Locust Creek, bounded … where Waddy’s Road leads off from Christmas Road … long Waddy’s road to said Waddy’s line .. to Poindexter’s line … to Nathan Anthony’s line …. to Christmas Road …. containing 73 acres … including the building and plantation it being the same lands that the said Jacob Going now lives on … also three horses namely Jack, Bull and Dick, three beds and furniture, three head of cattle, five hogs … with all my household furniture to the said Frederick Harris atty and Wmly Poindexter atty … in trust nevertheless that whereas the said Jacob Going being indebted to Walter Chisholm Jr of the County of Hanover on two bonds, one of which is for 310 dollars … due for the before mentioned land … and one other bond for 75 dollars of this day’s date … this day lent by said Chisholm Jr to said Going …. if the aforesaid Jacob Going shall fail to pay to the said Walter Chisholm the amount of debts due by bonds etc as before mentioned on demand, after the date of these presents … the said Jacob Going fails to make payments as aforesaid that the sd Frederick Harris atty, and Wmly Poindexter atty … shall sell the said land, houses, with all the appertinances and other property before mentioned for the best price that can be obtained for the same in ready money at publick auction …
Signed: Jacob Going
Wit: David Chisholm, William L Thomson, Jennings Plant.
Acknowledged: Anthony Waddy, Archebald Christmass, Thomas Chisholm
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1805 June 27 – Walter Chisholm Jr fr Jennings Plant & wife, bk K, p 235. Louisa Co, Va
… between Jennings Plant and Suzanna his wife of the County of Louisa of the one part and Walter Chisholm Jr of the County of Hanover of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 60 pounds 10 shillings … paid by the said Walter Chisholm Jr … confirm unto him the sd Walter Chisholm Jr one certain tract or parcel of land … in the County of Louisa on the N side of the New Found River and on the S side of the Road leading from Jacob Going’s to Anderson’s old store … to William Cauley’s lands … containing 54 acres …
Signed: Jennings Plant, Susanna Plant
Wit: Jesse Humphreys, William Henderson, Richard Richardson.
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1806 List of William Thomson, Louisa County
Ann Gowing 1 slave 12-16
http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/virginiatax.htm

1806 Feb 11 – Virginia Argus (Richmond, Virginia) – pg 4 – Notice. By virtue of a deed of trust executed to us by Jacob Going, late of Louisa County, will be exposed to sale on the premises, on Tuesday the 18th day of February next, for ready money, The Tract of Land, whereon the said Going resided at the time of his death, containing by estimation 73 acres; also 3 horses, 3 beds and furniture, 3 head of cattle, 5 hogs, and all the said Going’s household furniture, for the purpose of satisfying a debt or debts due to Walter Chisholm, jun.
Fred. Harris, Wm G Poindexter,} Trustees
January 24, 1806 3w*
https://www.newspapers.com/image/605053189/?terms=Chis%2a&match=1

1806 Aug 9 – Walter Chisholm Jr fr Frederick Harris, bk K, p 281. Louisa Co, Va
… between Frederick Harris of the County of Louisa of the one part and Walter Chisholm Jr of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 110 pounds … paid by the said Walter Chisholm Jr … deliver to the said Walter Chisholme Jr … land … on Christmasses Road in the said County of Louisa on the waters of Locust Creek bounded by the lands of William Waddy, Nathan Anthony, and others containing … 73 acres … which was conveyed to Frederick Harris and William G Poindexter in trust for the purpose of securing a debt … due from Jacob Going to said Chisholm bearing date the 2d day of July 1805 … also one bay horse Dick, one black horse, one cow and cow yearling, one white and one black sow, two beds and furniture two pine tables, one safe, four dishes, and 9 earthen plates, 13 chairs, 6 cups, and 5 saucers, 2 rings, 2 bowles, 2 tublers and 3 wine glasses, 4 tin measures, 2 whiskey barrels, 4 small kegs, 4 oyster tubbs, 2 washing tubbs, 4 pails, 2 pots and hooks, 2 dutch ovens, and a skillet, and large chest, 2 pine chests, 2 trays, hoes and parcell of spoons, scales and weights, 3 butter pots and 2 pair of cards and a spinning wheel being also part or parcel of the property conveyed by Jacob Going in trust as aforeaid … to the said Walter Chisholm Jr … and the said Frederick Harris …
Signed: Fred Harris.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-P9JY-4?i=146&cat=281398

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

1807 Dec 14 – David Chisholm to William Waddy, etc, bk L, p 69. Louisa Co, Va
… between David Chisholm of the County of Hanover of the one part and William Waddy and Richard Anderson of the County of Louisa of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 135 pounds …. confirm unto the said William Waddy and Richard Anderson … land lying and being in the County of Louisa containing by estimation 73 acres … being the land my brother Walter Chisholm Jr devised to me … whereon Ann Going now lives and bounded … at corner of Anthony’s fence …on Waddy’s line … up Ground Squirrel Road ….
Signed: David Chisholme
Wit: Jos F Johnson, W Merideth, Joel Walton.
(Proven in court Dec 14, 1807 and ordered recorded)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-P9J5-T?i=220&cat=281398

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

1810 July 9 – David Chisholm fr Anne Going (col) bk L, p. 382. Louisa Co, Va
… between Anne Going a woman of colour of the County of Louisa of the one part and Edmund C Goodwin and Robert Coleman both of Hanover County of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 1 dollar … sold to the said Edmund C Goodwin and Robert Coleman all the estate I now possess consisting of 1 horse, 1 sow and shoats, 2 feather beds with their steds, and furniture together with all my household and kitchen furniture which I now own or may hereafter own when this trust is acted on … with all and every article of estate that I may own with the increase of the females above mentioned to the said Edmund C Goodwin and Robert Coleman … the said Anne Going being indebted to David Chisholme of Chester Dist South Carolina on one bond for 41 pounds 18 shillings … if the sd Anne Going should fail to pay the sd David Chisholme the amt of debt due by bond as before mentioned …. the sd Edmund C Goodwin and Robert Coleman … shall sell the sd before mentioned property for the best price….
Signed: Anne Going
Wit: John Waddy, Thomas Gardner, Thomas Chisholme
(Proven in court July 9, 1810 and ordered recorded)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS42-P9V7-D?i=377&cat=281398

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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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/

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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