Virginia – Prince Edward 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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Prince Edward map

Parent County

1752–Prince Edward County was created 27 February 1752 from Amelia County.
County seat: Farmville [2]

(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)

Neighboring Counties

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:

INFO:

Prince Edward County, Virginia

1753 Bedford and Prince Edward County, Va added: 

1753 Rowan Co, NC added: 

Thomas Going was in Brunswick County, Virginia until 1767, and then shows up in Prince Edward County, Virginia in 1770. He is last seen in Prince Edward County in 1806 (his sons John and James in 1802 and 1803). They next show up in Charlotte County, Virginia in 1807.

1768 June 15 – John Rutledge to Dudley McDermon, Deed bk 3, p 308. Prince Edward Co, Va
… between John Rutledge of the Parish of Saint Patrick and County of Prince Edward of the one part and Dudly McDearman of the Parrish and County afsd of the other part .. in consideration of the sum of 11 pounds … sell unto the sd Dudly McDearman … land lying and being in the County fo Prince Edward containing … 74 acres … on Leighs line … to John Jackson’s line … to Henry Dickerson’s line ….
Signed: John Rutledge
Wit: George Davison, Rial Bowman, Bryan McDearman, George Marton.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKV-KSY3-R?i=662&cat=362164

1770 Sept Court – Gowing v. Womack bk 4, p 320
Thomas Gowing, pltf, agt. Alex Womack, dism by the pltf order …
Order book, v. 4, 1767-1770. Prince Edward County, Virginia
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-SVS1?i=731&cat=375513

1771 August 5 – Thomas Gowing fr John Clarke Deed bk 3, p 463. Prince Edward County, Virginia
Received August 5th 1771 of John Clarke my wifes (Fortune sp?), that the said John Clarke was in trust etc with as guardian to Judith McDearmonroe now wife of me. Jury Receive.
Signed: Thomas Gowing
Wit: John Leigh
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKV-KST1-H?i=740&cat=362164

1773 Thomas Gowing paid one tithe in Prince Edward County, Virginia
http://interactive.ancestry.com/6131/VGS_1996_01_01_0030/522224670?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=444,1289,617,1335

1779 Jan 2 – Dudley McDearman to John S Bowman, Deed bk 6, p 50. Prince Edward Co, Va
between Dudley McDearman of Prince Edward Co of the one part and John S Boman of the said County of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 140 pounds … paid by the said John L Boman … convey unto the said John L Boman … land in the county afsd containing … 74 acres … land purchased of John Rutledge and bounded by the said Rutledge, William Dickenson, Robert Turner & Zachariah Leigh ….
Signed: Dudley McDearmonrow
Wit: William McGehee, William Sadler, Abraham Foster
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKV-NS1S-Q?i=38&cat=362164

1780 May 10 – William Davison to Thomas Going, Deed bk 6, p 304. Prince Edward County, Virginia
… between William Davison of the County of Prince Edwards of the one part and Thomas Going of the same County afsd of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 30 pounds … sell unto the said Thomas Going … land lying in the County afsd on the Branches of Sandy River containing by estimation 50 acres … bounded … adjoining Richard Blanton’s line and Robert Donald’s line and the said William Davison and John Clarke line … part of a tract of land that the said William Davison bought of James Rutledge Sr …
Signed: William Davison
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKV-NSBY-5?i=165&cat=362164

1782 personal property tax list of Prince Edward County, Va
Thomas Going 1 poll, ., ., 1 horse, 6 cattle, ., ., 13, 6
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-1SK8-D?i=111&cat=693155

1783 Prince Edward County, Virginia 1783 Personal Property
Thomas Gowen – 1 poll over 21 yrs, 1 horse, 5 cattle …
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-1SKZ-S?i=127&cat=693155

1784 – personal property tax list of Prince Edward County, Va
(No Goings in Tax List)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-1SK7-Y?i=150&cat=693155

1785 US Census Thomas Gowing was head of family with 7 “white souls” living in one dwelling in Prince Edward County, Virginia

1786 personal property tax list of Prince Edward County, Va
Thomas Gowing 1 white above 21, ., 1 slave above 16, 1 slave below 16, 2 tithables, 3 horses, 12 cattle
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-1SKS-R?i=187&cat=693155

1787A personal property tax list of Prince Edward County, Va
Thomas Gowin ., ., ., 2 horses, 4 cattle
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-1SK9-N?i=198&cat=693155

1788B personal property tax list of Prince Edward County, Va
Thomas Gowin 2 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-1SVT-M?i=235&cat=693155

1789A personal property tax list of Prince Edward County, Va
Thomas Gowin 2 horses
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-1SVP-W?i=252&cat=693155

1790 – Thomas Going v. Richard Blanton, Chancery Court, Prince Edward County, Va….  abt Thomas Going became security for James Turner obligatory for 14.00 pounds. James Turner rented a plantation of Richard Blanton in 1790 James Turner abandoned the plantation some time in 1790 and Richard Blanton took the crop for payment. Thomas Going gave his testimony on November 18 1794.  Others giving testimony or mentioned in the case were: William Whitworth security to Richard Blanton, Susannah Turner wife of James Turner, John Clarke Junr who recd a mare from Susannah Turner, Mary Bowman gave testimony Aug 12, 1796, James Scott gave testimony on Aug 12, 1796, son Richard Blanton Jr gave testimony on August 12, 1796, William King gave testimony on August 12, 1796, John Rudd gave testimony May 18, 1795, William Whitworth gave testimony on August 12, 1796, son Joshua Blanton gave testimony on August 12, 1796, John L Tabb gave testimony on March 17, 1796, John Bowman gave testimony on March 17, 1796, William Whitworth signed an affidavit on May 18, 1795, William Singleton gave testimony on March 17, 1796, John Bowman Senr gave testimony March 17, 1796, Thomas Martin gave testimony noted Feb 16, 1796 by the court (unk when testimony given), Prince Edward County, Virginia. https://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/

1790B personal property tax list of Prince Edward County, Va
Thomas Gowin 2 horses, 0.4.0 amount of tax, 1 tithe.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-1SVG-M?i=296&cat=693155

1791B personal property tax list of Prince Edward County, Va
Thomas Gowin 2 horses, 1 tithe.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-1SVF-Q?i=323&cat=693155

1792B personal property tax list of Prince Edward County, Va
Thomas Gowin 1 white tithe, 1 horse, 0.2.0 tax.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-1SV6-R?i=349&cat=693155

1792 March 31 personal tax list showed Thomas Gowin with one white tythe, one horse, for a total of 2 tax in Prince Edward County, Virginia

1793A personal property tax list of Prince Edward County, Va
Thomas Gowin 2 white tithes, 1 horse, 2.0 tax.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-1SV8-T?i=359&cat=693155

1793 November 25 – Thomas Going to William Singleton, Deed bk 10, p 67. Prince Edward County, Virginia
… Thomas Going of Prince Edward County of the one part and William Singleton of the same County of the other part … Thomas Going hath bargained and sold unto the said William Singleton one certain tract or parcel of land containing by estimation 40 acres … in the County of Prince Edward on the Waters of Sandy River and bounded … adjoining Col. John Clarke, John Reid, and James Scott lines … land is made over to the said William Singleton for the consideration of his being security or bail for the said Thomas Going in two suit for which the said Thomas Going discharges so that the said Singleton is put to no trouble nor cost then this indenture is void … (if Thomas Going fails to pay, then William Singleton to sell land to pay) …
Signed: Thomas Going
Wit: John Richards, John Bennett, Richard Royall.
Proved up on Feb 17, 1794.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKV-KGCN?i=229&cat=362164

1794B personal property tax list of Prince Edward County, Va
Thomas Gowen 2 white tithes, 1 horse, 0.2 tax.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-1SV4-K?i=395&cat=693155

1794 Sept 15 – Thomas Going to Dudley McDearmonro, Deed bk 10, p 185. Prince Edward County, Virginia
… between Thomas Going of the County of Prince Edward of the one part and Dudley McDearmonroe of the same County of the other part … Thomas Going for and in consideration of … 133 dollars and 36 cents … sold unto the said Dudley McDearmonroe …. land containing … 40 acres … bounded by the lands John Rudd, James Scott and Col John Clarke … lying and being in the County of Prince Edward …
Signed: Thomas Going
Wit: William Singleton, Sarah head Lou Singleton, John Going
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKV-KGWD?i=288&cat=362164

1795A personal property tax list of Prince Edward County, Va
Thomas Gowen 2 white tithes, 1 horse, 0.2 tax.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-1SV4-C?i=405&cat=693155

1796B personal property tax list of Prince Edward County, Va
Thomas Gowen 3 white tithes.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-1SV9-9?i=458&cat=693155

1797A personal property tax list of Prince Edward County, Va
Thomas Gowen 3 white tithes, 1 horse, 2.0 tax.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-1SVM-J?i=469&cat=693155

1797 May 15 – Thomas Gowing & Dudley McDearmonroe to James Scott, Deed bk 11, p 135. Prince Edward County, Va
… between Thomas Going and Dudley McDearmonroe of Prince Edward County of the one part and James Scott of the same County of the other part … in consideration of the sum of 30 pounds … sell and deliver unto the said James Scott … land situate lying and being in the County afsd … on the waters of Sandy River containing 40 acres … bounded … at John Rudd’s corner in said Scott’s line near Clarke’s old road …
Signed: Thomas Goin, Dudly McDearmonroe
Wit: George Rudd, Joseph Rutledge, Sally McDearmonroe, Paul M Cunningham, Littleberry Clarke, Thomas Scott, John Rudd
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKV-KLX7?i=600&cat=362164

1798B personal property tax list of Prince Edward County, Va
Thomas Gowen 2 white tithes, 1 horse
John Gowen 1 white tithe    
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-1SJR-Q?i=508&cat=693155

1798 Dec 22- In case of Fuqua v. Walker, Chancery Court, Prince Edward County, Va …  John Goine is mentioned in George Walker’s will. George Walker devises 3 tracts of land to his 3 sons David, Benjamin, and Jacob. The 3 tracts of land he describes are 1) of 1000 acres on the NW side of the River Ohio which I bought of David Walker as heir of Jacob Walker, 2) one of four hundred and seventy four acres (474 acres) on little Barron River in the name of John Scott, 3) and one other tract of one hundred and fifty acres on the south fork of Beaver Creek being the ballance of a tract I sold to John Goine also in the name of John Scott. It is my devise that my property in Virginia should be sold to the best advantage and 300 pounds of the sale should be left in the hands of my son William for the support of my daughter Nancy. The mother of William, David, Benjamin, and Jacob is Priscilla. Jacob is the youngest son, still a minor at the time of the writing of the will . . . I do appoint my son William Walker and George Walker executors . . . found in Chancery Court case Archibald Fuqua v Exrs of George Walker, filed in 1807 in Prince Edward County, Virginia. https://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/

1799A personal property tax list of Prince Edward County, Va
Thomas Gowen 2 white tithes, 1 horse
John Gowen 1 white tithe
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-1SJ5-3?i=520&cat=693155

1800A personal property tax list of Prince Edward County, Va
John Gowen 1 white tithe, 1 black tithe.
Thomas Gowen 1 white tithe, 1 horse
James Gowen 1 white tithe.  
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-1SJ2-B?i=547&cat=693155

1801 John Going on a bond mentioned in a lawsuit. John Going is mentioned in a lawsuit filed by the Exr of Richard Blanton vs Richard Blanton Jr. Those mentioned in case are Joshua Blanton, Richd Blanton decd, Richd Blanton Jr, estate of John Blanton was due 19.10 pounds from Richard Blantons estate, John Davidson applied for sum of $30 from Richd Blanton and deposited sum with Richd Blanton Junr a bond due from John Going to the compt for 30 pounds. Deft collected from the said John Going. Elisha Betts gave affid testimony May 17, 1805, John Davison gave affid testimony that “last Oct it was three years that he was present when Richd Blanton lent Joshua Blanton 30 dollars at which time Joshual Blanton gave a bond of one hundred dollars which he had on John Going up to Richd Blanton as security for the lone of the thirty dollars . . . also mentions Jack Clark was dead, affid taken at Thos and Howson Clark’s store. May 17, 1805. John Gowin gave affid testimony that some time in 1803 Ricd Blanton told him that he had traded “for my bond from Joshua Blanton” . . . testimony was given on June 15, 1805 in Thos and Howson Clark’s store in Prince Edward Co, Va, Peter Rutledge gave affid testimony on May 18, 1805, James Blanton gave affid testimony on May 18, 1805, Johnston Young gave affid testimony on Aug 19, 1805, Emanuel Leigh gave affid testimony on May 17, 1805, John Hudson Junr gave affid testimony on May 18, 1805, Prince Edward County, Virginia. https://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/

1801B personal property tax list of Prince Edward County, Va
John Gowen 1 white tithe, 1 black tithe, 2 horses
Thomas Gowen 1 white tithe
James Gowen 1 white tithe
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-1SJF-4?i=587&cat=693155

1801 April 17 – Thomas Going & Dudley McDearmonroe to James Scott – order to obtain wifes’ acknowledgement of deed, Deed bk 14, p 125. Prince Edward County, Va
… whereas Thomas Going & Dudley McDearmonroe by their certain indenture of bargain and sale bearing date the 15th day of May 1797 have sold and conveyed unto James Scott the fee simple Estate of and in 40 acres of land … and whereas Judith the wife of Thomas Going & ____ the wife of said Dudley McDearmonroe cannot conveniently travel to our said county court to make acknowledgment of the said conveyance. … we do give unto you, or any two or more of you, power to receive the acknowledgement which the said Judith & _____ shall be willing to make …. and examine them privily and apart from the said Thomas Going and Dudley McDearmonroe their husbands ….. this writ witness Francis Watkins, Clerk of our said Court the 17th day of April 1801 in the 25th year of the Commonwealth

… the said Judith Going and examined her prively and apart from her husband Thomas Going and the said Judith Going did freely and voluntarily relinquish her right of dower in the said land … this 31 day of July 1806 …
Signed: William Wooton, Thomas Scott.
Return filed on July 20, 1807.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSYD-Z9ZB-X?i=74&cat=362164

1802B personal property tax list of Prince Edward County, Va
James Gowen 1 white tithe, 1 horse
Thomas Gowen 1 white tithe
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-1SJZ-4?i=609&cat=693155

1803B personal property tax list of Prince Edward County, Va
John Gowing 1 white tithe, 2 black tithes, 1 horse
Thomas Gowing Senr 1 white tithe, 1 horse
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-1SJ4-X?i=630&cat=693155

1804B personal property tax list of Prince Edward County, Va
Thomas Gowing 1 white tithe, 1 horse
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-1SJQ-C?i=652&cat=693155

1805 personal property tax list of Prince Edward County, Va
(No Goings names in lists)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-1S2W-C?i=676&cat=693155

1805 Jan 2 John Going and Blanks Rutledge file suit against Joseph Farley regarding payments made to John Going for the hire of a negro man named Ned which John Going paid on January 2, 1805. Suit filed August 21, 1811 in Prince Edward County, Virginia. https://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/

1806B personal property tax list of Prince Edward County, Va
Thomas Gowen 1 white tithe, 1 horse
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-1S2S-8?i=711&cat=693155

1807 and 1809 personal property tax list of Prince Edward County, Va
(No Goin type names seen).
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS79-1S29-7?i=723&cat=693155

1830 US Census: 
Name: Samuel H Going
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Prince Edward, Virginia
Free White Persons – Males – Under 5: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 20 thru 29: 1  (b. btw. 1801-1810)
Free White Persons – Females – Under 5: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 20 thru 29: 1
Slaves – Males – Under 10: 4
Slaves – Males – 24 thru 35: 1
Slaves – Males – 36 thru 54: 1
Slaves – Females – 10 thru 23: 2
Free White Persons – Under 20: 4
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 6
Total Slaves: 8
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 14
1830; Census Place: Prince Edward, Virginia; Series: M19; Roll: 201; Page: 124; Family History Library Film: 0029680
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=8058&h=950281&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=kUu3911&_phstart=successSource

1843 Aug 14 – Stewart v Beazley, Chancery Court, Prince Edward County, Va….
…. William Beazley, James Beazley, Henry Beazley, Samuel Going, and John W Gilliam were summoned to restrain them from disposing of any money, goods or effects in their hands belonging to the said John J Beazley…. https://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/

Prince Edward Co, Va

Court Order Books:

(No Gowen’s seen in books 1 or 2)

(No Gowen’s in G index in book 3)

Order book, v. 4, 1767-1770.

1770 Sept Court – Gowing v. Womack bk 4, p 320
Thomas Gowing, pltf, agt. Alex Womack, dism by the pltf order …
Order book, v. 4, 1767-1770. Prince Edward County, Virginia
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4N-SVS1?i=731&cat=375513

Order book, v. 5, pt. 1, 1771-1781 (index, 1771-1773)

(No Going names in G part of index)

Graven’s will – p. 97

Gaven v Walton p 147

Gaven & Co v ? p 187

Graven v Crenshaw p 208

Gravins v Donald p 244

Order book, v. 7, 1782-1785.

(No Goings in G part of index)

Order book, v. 8, 1785-1788

(No Goings in G part of index)

Order book, v. 9, 1788-1791

(No Goings in G part of index)

Order book, v. 10, 1791-1793.

(No Goings in G part of index)

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1746 Lunenburg Co added
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1754 Prince Edward Co added
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