Virginia – Orange 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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Orange Co Va map

FamilySearch Wiki Page: https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Orange_County,_Virginia_Genealogy

FamilySearch Catalogue Page: https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=190631&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Virginia%2C%20Orange%22

Ancestry.com Wills: 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=007645704_00001

Created:   1734–Orange County was created 1 February 1734 from Spotsylvania County.
County seat: Orange

Record Loss
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1810, 1890

Neighboring Counties:

Louisa: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/virginia-louisa-county-1700s-to-early-1800s/
Albemarle: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/virginia-albemarle-county-1700s-to-early-1800s/
Madison: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/virginia-madison-county-1700s-to-early-1800s/
Culpeper: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/virginia-culpeper-county-1700s-to-early-1800s/
Greene: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/virginia-greene-county-1700s-to-early-1800s/
Spotsylvania: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/virginia-spotsylvania-county-1700s-to-early-1800s/

Orange County, Virginia FACTS and SOURCES:  

1777 – 10,000 name petition w Davis Gowan signed in Orange Co, Va
http://interactive.ancestry.com/6131/VGS_1999_01_01_0157/523797661?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fdb%3dvgs%26gss%3dsfs28_ms_db%26new%3d1%26rank%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gsln%3dGowen%26gsln_x%3d0%26MSAV%3d0%26uidh%3dm37&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnSearchResults&rc=1247,879,1359,917#?imageId=VGS_1999_01_01_0157

1784 – Margaret Goan was married to Benjamin Head, Jr. in Orange County in 1784, according to “Virginia Magazine of History & Biography”, Volume 26, page 195 .
Ancestry.com. Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=3143&h=30171&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=kUu4915&_phstart=successSource

1787, 1788, 1789, 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, 1795, 1796, 1797, 1799, 1801, 1802
(Checked all years above in Binns personal property tax records – no Goin type names in any of the years listed above).

1798A – Personal Property tax records Orange County, Va
List of Taxable Property, within the district of Belfield Cave Comsr
Jessee Goings 1 white tithe, 1 horse (image 4)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1800A – Personal Property tax records Orange County, Va
List of Taxable Property, within the district of Belfield Cave Comsr
David Goine 1 white tithe, 1 horse (image 5)
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com

1801 May 20: Inventory of Estate of Austin Going. Will Book v. 3, pg 11. Orange Co, Va. 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%3DTqH762%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TqH762&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=007645706_00323

1820 – US Census:
Name: Betty Gowan
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Orange, Virginia
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 45 and over : 1
Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons – Under 16: 4
Free White Persons – Over 25: 1
Total Free White Persons: 5
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 5
1820 U S Census; Census Place: Orange, Virginia; Page: 97; NARA Roll: M33_141; Image: 110
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=7734&h=1125615&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=kUu4907&_phstart=successSource

1820 US Census:
Name: Jonathan Gowan
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Orange, Virginia
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 3
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 3
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons – Under 16: 6
Free White Persons – Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 8
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 8
1820 U S Census; Census Place: Orange, Virginia; Page: 97; NARA Roll: M33_141; Image: 110
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=7734&h=1125614&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=kUu4907&_phstart=successSource

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From Gowen Manuscript:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms150.htm

ORANGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA

Margaret Goan was married to Benjamin Head, Jr. in Orange County in 1784, according to “Virginia Magazine of History & Biography”, Volume 26, page 195 .
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Betty Gowan appeared as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Orange County, page 96A. The family was enumer­ated as:

“Gowan, Betty white female over 45″
white female 26‑45
white male 10‑16
white female 10‑16
white female 0‑10
white male 0‑10”

Nearby was the household of Jonathan Gowan, possibly a son of Betty Gowan. Jonathan Gowan, a farmer was listed as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Orange County, page 96A:

“Gowan, Jonathan white male 26‑45″
white female 26‑45
white male 0‑10
white male 0‑10
white male 0‑10
white female 0‑10
white female 0‑10
white female 0‑10”
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