Virginia – Westmoreland County – 1700s to early 1800s

 

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Map of Westmoreland County, Va from FamilySearch.org.

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(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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Westmoreland County, Virginia

1693 April 7, Westmoreland County. At Court: Abraham Smith vs. Thomas Goen.  Defamation.  1693 May 31, In “Abraham Smith vs. Thomas Goen,” Smith appears in court and “withdrew in person” the charge against the defendant May 31, 1693. [John Frederick Dorman, Westmoreland County Virginia Order Book 1690-1698, Part 2, 1962, p. 34]

1693 April 7 – In the case of “Abraham Smith vs. Thomas Goen,” Smith appeared in court and “withdrew in person” the charge against the defendant May 31, 1693. Va
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/gowenms002.pdf

1693 May 31 – Gawen Corbin Gent attachd an attachmt against the estate of Eashaw Goeing for eight hundred and fifty poundsand the sheriff under return that he had it attached one gray horse branded on both buttocks with obscure H brands which a horse has had in custody and a bridle and saddle in the hands of Abraham Smith as being the proper estate of the sd Eashaw Goeing.

Easaw Goeing late of this county being indebted to Mr. Gawen Corbin in the summ of eight hundred and fifteen pounds of tobo by cask as it was said and having absented himself out of the county the sd Corbin obtained an attachment agst the sd Goeings   estate by Corbin of which the Sheriff attached one gray horse branded on both buttocks with an obscure brand being the proper estate of the sd Easaw Goeing as by the estate of the sd attachmt doth appeare. And for that it appeared to this court by the oath of Mr James Ellis that the sd Easaw Goeing stood justly indebted to the sd Gawen Corbin in that sum of amt of tobo by ammt for good judgment is granted him for his sd debt and (sp?) and the sd horse being appraised at Eight hundred pounds of tobo and undemaned awarding (sp?). It is ordered the sheriff orer over him to the sd Mr Corbin in part of satisfaction of his sd debt and such.

1697 July 28 – On July 28, 1697, Thomas Goen receives a judgment against Joseph Bragg in the amount of 1,300 pounds of tobacco.  

1697 September 29, –

On September 29, 1697, “Thomas Goen confesses judgment” to Charles Lucas in the amount of 1,250 pounds of tobacco “due by bill.” 

1700/01 Feb 28: It was comanded Willo: Allerton Gent sheriff of the County aforesd that hee should arrest Thomas Goen to answer Eliza Beer admnst of Thomas Beer of a plea of debt for five hundred fifty eight pound of tobacco upon which the sheriff returned copi corpus. But the Deft faileing to appeare and no baile being returned, order passed agt the sheriff for the sd debt costs according to law.
Willoughby Allerton Gent sheriff of the sd County being comanded to arrest Thomas Goen to answer Eliza Beere admst of Thomas Beere decd in a plea of debt for five hundred fifty eight pounds of tobo. upon which returning copi corpus the deft faileing to appear and no baile being returned order passed agt the sd sheriff for the sd debt and costs according to law wherefore at the request of the sd sheriff order it granted him for an attachment against the estate of the sd Thomas Goen for the sd debt and costs according to law.  Westmoreland County Court Orders 1698 to 1705. pg 109.

1701 Aprill 30: Thomas Goen confessed judgmt to Ms Eliza Beer that admnst of Mr. Tho: Beer decd for five hundred fifty eight pounds of tobacco ordered hee pay the same with costs at execution. Westmoreland County Court Orders 1698 to 1705. pg 111.

1702 Oct 1: Judgment is granted Thomas Goen against the estate of John Harris for the sume of two hundred thirty four pounds of tobo: the same appeareing due by account proved by the oath of the said Goen.
Ordered hee bee paid the same out of the sd Harrisses estate with costs of suit in his behalf at execution.  Westmoreland County Court Orders 1698 to 1705. pg 174.

1703 Jan 25 – Sept 29 – “Thomas Gowing” was listed as one of the owners of the “Josiah & Bettey,” according to “List of Ships Entering Inwards in Potomack District, January 25-September 29, 1703.” The ship was described as “pink, built in Salem in 1689, 50 tons, Josiah Novell, master, Mr. Henry Coan, Thomas Gowing, Edw. Billing, owners.”
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118)  1703 May 26: Chapman Dark by the peticon to this court shewing that some tyme agoe by assignemt from John Harper of Stafford County his late Master, hee was assigned
to Joseph Tayler of this County for the remaining part of his tyme of service not then expired, that his sd tyme of service is some tyme past expired as by the sd assignment if produced would appeare, but the sd Joseph Tayler wrongfully detaines him and refuses to produce the assignment by wch hee pretends to claime a right to his service to the peticoners great detriment and praying to bee discharged from his said master Tayler. Therefore it is ordered that the sheriff of this County do summon the sd Joseph Tayler that hee appeare at the next Court to bee held for this County to answer the sd complt and shew cause if any hee can why hee detaines the said Chapman Dark and because the sd Chapman Dark hath offered to this Court that hee can produce testimony from Maryland that hee is realy free praying liberty to go over to Maryland to procure the same. Thomas Goen haveing assumed to the Court in the summe of two thousand pounds of tobo that the sd Chapman Dark shall appeare before her Majesties justices here at the next Court to bee held for the County to prosecute his said complaint and that in case hee bee not found to bee free hee shall serve his sd master ratably(sp?) after his first tyme expired according to Law for the tme of his absence. It is ordered that hee the sd Chapman Dark have liberty to go for Maryland in order to prosecute his sd pretence. Westmoreland County Court orders 1698 to 1705 pg. 190a.

118a)  1703 June 30: Upon a full heareing of all matters debated and argued between Chapman Dark and Joseph Tayler his late master concerning his freedom, it is the oppinion of this Court that the sd Chapman hath served hsi full tyme of service due to his said late master and doe therefore discharge him from any further service pretendedly due to the said Tayler and order that the sd Joseph Tayler doe forthwith pay him his corn and cloaths due to him according to the custom of this Colony together with his costs in the behalf also etc.
From which judgment the sd Joseph Tayler appeals to the second day of the next Genl Court.
John Spencer Gent assuming with the appellant for his prosecucon of his sd appeale, and
Thomas Goen with the appellee for his appeareance and ordered they enter into bond according to Law for performance of the same.  Westmoreland County Court orders 1698 to 1705 pg. 194a-195.

1703 August 25 – the probate of the estate of Capt. Thomas Atwell revealed that “Thomas Goen” was listed among the creditors of the estate. Court: estate Thomas Atwell, 25 Aug 1703, , Westmoreland, Virginia, USA.”On August 25, 1703, the probate of the estate of Capt. Thomas Atwell revealed that “Thomas Goen” was listed among the creditors of the estate.”  http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/westmore.htm ; http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm  (Note:  Thomas Atwell’s spouse’s maiden name was Anne Youell (see:  http://www.colonial-settlers-md-va.us/getperson.php?personID=I025834&tree=Tree1 ).  Anne Youell’s father Thomas Youell, was married to Anne Sturman and an Anne Lee.  John Hallowes b. abt. 1586, was married to Ann Youell who came into court in Westmoreland County, Virginia in 1656 and stated she was the widow of Mr. John Hallowes (or Hollis). (Note – Thomas Atwell’s wife had connections with both the Sturman and Youell families, both very closely related to John Hallowes or Hollis b. abt. 1586 and his son John Hallowes or Hollis b. abt. 1612-15’s families – see: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1593-john-hallowes-carpenter/ ).   John Hallowes b. abt 1615 was first married to a Restitute Tew –  His 2nd marriage was to an Elizabeth Sturman (unk maiden name – she had previously been married to John Sturman).  John Sturman (her first husband) was the brother of Anne Sturman Youell who had married Thomas Youell – the same Thomas Youell who was father of Anne Youell who had married Thomas Atwell).  (see: https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1613-to-1616-john-hollis-of-md-and-va/ ).  It is uncertain “which” Anne Youell and John Hollowes/Hollis these were that were married, but its obvious there was a family relation here.  Again, just as a reminder, the Y-DNA of the Gowen and Hollis families in the south are a match.  This appears to add additional evidence that the John Hollis b. abt. 1700 family is related to the John Hallowes b. abt. 1612-15 family).

1703 Aug 25: Thomas Goen acknowledged Danll McCarty to bee his attorney in an accon (action) comenced by him agt Charnock Cox.  Westmoreland County Court Orders 1698 to 1705. pg 200a.

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1703 Nov Thomas Goen ackn Daniel McCarley his atty in case agt Charnock Cox in Westmoreland Co, Va Court orders, 1662-1873 p. 200.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4K-2STZ-R?i=413&cat=382658

1703 Nov Ct Thomas Gowing v Charnock Cox: In an accon of tresspass in assault and battery brought by Thomas Gowing agt Charnock Cox upon the mocon of the Deft a speciall imparlance is granted him untill next Court. Westmoreland Co, Va Court orders, 1662-1873 p 212.
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1703 Dec 31: At a court held for the sd County the 31 day of December 1703. Bruce vs Barrow} John Bruce being summoned as an evidence agt Thomas Goen for Edward Barrow in the suite depending between Edwd Barrow pltf and Thomas Goen deft and haveing made oath hee had attended three dayes ordered that the sd Barrow pay the said John Bruce according to Law with costs at execution. Westmoreland Co Va Court orders 1690-98 p 213a.

1703 Dec 31: In the accon of case brought by Edward Barrow agt Thomas Goen for that the sd Barrow did not prosecute the same to effect upon the mocon of the Deft a nonsuite is grted him against the said Edward Barrow and ordered hee pay hte same with costs at execucon.  Westmoreland County Court Orders 1698 to 1705. pg 216.

1704 March 1, 1704/05 – the Westmoreland County Court ordered Thomas Gowen to pay to Edward Barrow 1,200 pounds of tobacco which Thomas Gowen had lost to him in a horse race.

1704/05 – Thomas Gowen, Mathew Martin and Mark Chilton were arrested and required to post bond in connection with part in a jail break in connection with a plea made by Stephen Jones, according to “Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book 1705-1721” by John Frederick Dorman:
Thomas Goen, being bound by recognizance to answer our Soveraigne Lady the Queen of a force and rescue of a prisoner out of the custody of Wm. Chandler, constable for Machotique precinct, this day upon examination the Court do sett upon him the fine of 20 shillings sterling. It is also ordered Thomas Goen enter into recognizance for his personall appeareance and in the mean tyme to bee of good behaviour. Tho. Goen assumes in the summe of £20 sterling. Mathew Martin in the sume of £5 sterling. Mark Chilton in the summe of £5 sterling.” http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/westmore.htm ; http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1704 July Court: Paine vs Goen: (poor smudged copy): Thomas Goen was attached to answer at (smudged) Ann Paine — a plea of trespass on the case — the — — George Estridge her attorney complained agt the sd Thos Goen for — hee the said Thomas Goen on or abt the fifteenth day of April last — — one young mare of — color commonly called a snowball — on the buttock with a — Ironhook — proper good — —- the said Ann Paine of the value of five pounds — — the parish of Copeley in the County aforesd did take — away and — her own use covey contrary to the peace — — imparlance several continuances — — by Danl McCarty — attorney for plea sad that hee — the mare aforesd of Walter Eigh— —- for a valuable —- —- a proper —- hee is not guilty — — the pltf by his attorney aforesd comes said that the aboves Walter English — — — — — sale aforesd — — to the place aforsd that therefore — —- that the Deft aforsdwas guilty — and of the — Therefore it is considered and comanded the sheriff that hee should —– twelve — — the sheriff haveing  returned twelve —- — —- of his — who — Thomas Marson, Inwright Smith, John Hartley, John Steel, Joseph Hudson, —- Thomas, George Harrison, Wm Sin—,  Richd Hancock, Danl —-, John —-, Nathaniel Pope being charged and sworn to —  the — — — premises upon their sd oath do say wee find for the pltf — that the mare bee delivered into the possession of the pltf and for damages wee find six pences Therefore — is considred that the Pltf aforsd doe recover the mare aforesd together with the damage aforesd by the jury aforesd in form aforesd together with the damage aforesd by the Jury aforesd in form aforesd found as also — — — behlf and that shee have execution thereon.  From which judgmt the sd Thomas Goen appeals to the second day of the next Genl Court. John Spencer Gentl and Isaac Sheppard securities with the appellant for the prosecution of the sd appeale. Westmoreland County, Va Court Order book 1698-1705. pg 482.

1704 Aug 30: It was comanded Burdett Ashton Gent late sheriff of the County aforesd that hee should arrest Thomas Goen to answer Edward Barrow of a plea on the case to his damage for twelve hundred pounds of tobo and the sd Sheriff returned copi corpus. But the Deft faileing to appeare and no baile being returned order passed agt the sd sheriff for the sd debt according to law.
Burdet Ashton Gent late Sheriff of the County aforesd was comanded to arrest Thomas Goen to answer the suite of Edward Barrow of a plea on the case for twelve hundred pounds of tobo upon which the sd sheriff returning copi corpus. The Deft faileing to appeare and no baile being returned order passed agt the sd sheriff for the sd debt and costs according to law wherefore at the instante of the sd Sheriff an attachment is granted him against the estate of the sd Goen for the sd suite and costs returnable according to law.  Westmoreland County Court Orders 1698 to 1705. pg 238a.

1704 Aug 30: John Medford vs Thomas Goen for a barren cow. The Deft not appearing, order is granted agt the Sheriff and an attachmt granted the Sheriff.  Westmoreland County Court Orders 1698 to 1705. pg 239a.

On March 1, 1704/05 the Westmoreland County Court orders Thomas Gowen to pay to Edward Barrow 1,200 pounds of tobacco which Thomas Gowen lost to him in a horse race.    1704/05 March 1: In the accon of case depending in the Court between Edward Barrow Pltf andThomas Goen Deft concerning a horse race for twelve hundred pounds of tobacco after plea pleaded issue joyned and a jury sworn and charged to say the truth in the premises they the said jury upon their said oaths doe say wee the jurors do find for the Pltf. Therefore it is considered that the pltf aforesd do recover agt the Deft aforesd as well twelve hundred pounds of tobacco the wager aforesd by the pltf aforesaid declared for as also his costs of suite in his behalf expended which hee is ordered to pay to the pltf aforesd otherwise at execucon.  Westmoreland County Court Orders 1698 to 1705. pg 254a.

1705 March 7 Thomas Goen v Richard Kenner: It was comanded Charles Ashton Gentl late sheriff of this County that hee should have the body of Richard Kenner at March Court 1705 to answer Thomas Goen in a plea on the case to his damage two thousand pounds of tobacco, who made return that hee had took the body of the sd Richd Kenner etc but he failing to appeare and no baile being returned upon the mocon of the Pltf, it is ordered that unless the sd Sheriff bring forth the bodyof the sd Kenner for the next Court to bee held for the sd Courts Judgment to bee confirmed against for the Damages and costs recorded.
Charles Ashton Gent late sheriff of the county was comanded to have the body of Richard Kenner at March Court 1705 to answer Thomas Goen in a plea on the case to his damage two thousand pounds of Tobacco who made return hee had taken the body of the sd Richard Kenner etc but the sd Kenner failing to appeare and no baile being returnd order passed againsted the sd late Sheriff for the damages and costs aforesd according to law wherefore at the instance of the sd Charles Ashton and attachmt is granted him against the estate of the sd Richard Kenner for the value of the above damages and costs returnable and to bee aproved in according to law.   Westmoreland Co Va Court orders, 1662-1873 p 16.   https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS4L-9SRK-Q?i=60&cat=382658

1706 August 29, p.37 Judgment is granted John Higgins against Thomas Goen for five hundred forty five pounds of tobacco due by bill account ordered hee pay the same with costs.  http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/westmore.htm ; http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

In 1706: 29 August 1706, p.37, a judgment is granted John Higgins against Thomas Goen for five hundred forty five pounds of tobacco due by bill account ordered hee pay the same with costs. Shortly afterward, Thomas Gowen, Mathew Martin and Mark Chilton are arrested and required to post bond in connection with part in a jail break in connection with a plea made by Stephen Jones, according to “Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book 1705-1721” by John Frederick Dorman:

Thomas Goen, being bound by recognizance to answer our Soveraigne Lady the Queen of a force and rescue of a prisoner out of the custody of Wm. Chandler, constable for Machotique precinct, this day upon examination the Court do set upon him the fine of 20 shillings sterling. It is also ordered Thomas Goen enter into recognizance for his personall appeareance and in the mean tyme to bee of good behaviour. Tho. Goen assumes in the summe of £20 sterling. Mathew Martin in the sume of £5 sterling. Mark Chilton in the summe of £5 sterling.”

1706/7 January 29:  WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK, 1705-1707 {Antient Press}: pg 69.  Westmorland County Ss. At a Court held at the Courthouse for the said County the twenty ninth day of January 1706/7
– The Queen v MARSON JOHN BUSHROD, Gent., one ofher Majties Coroners for this County returned into Court an Inquest by him taken on the dead body of an Infant found buried in the ground neare the House of Mr. THOMAS MARSON in the Parish of CopIe in the County aforesd. born on the body of FRANCES MARSON, Daughter of THOMAS MARSON, (as appeared by her own confession) which FRANCES MARSON suspected to have murthered the Child together with one LOCKLEY GARLAND who was suspected to bee an accessory to the murther, being lately committed to the Common Goale of this County by Precept from FRANCIS WRIGHT, HENRY ASHTON and JOHN BUSHROD, Gent., Justices for the sd County, upon the Suspicions aforesd. It was ordered the Sheriff should bring the Prisoners to the Barr, who being severally examined touching the matter whereof they severally stood accused, it is the oppinion of the Court and accordingly ordered to bee entered on Record that the persons for the facts whereofthey severall stand accused ought to bee tryed at the Generall Court, And doe therefore remand them to the County Goale aforesaid FRANCES MARSON, the Prisoner at the Barr upon suspicion of haveing murthered a female bastard Child lately born on her body being examined whether the Child was born of her body, shee answers, ”Yes.” It being further asked ofher whether the Child was dead or alive when born, she answered “it was dead.” and that (shee believed) two dayes before shee was delivered by occason of a fall shee had from
a Fence with a Paile of Water upon her head; being asked whether any person was present at the delivery, she answered “no.” for that there was no person in the house at the tyme. It being further enquired why shee did not immediately discover the same, she replyed shee was ignorant that the Law required any such discovery Ordered the Sheriff doe forth with impress a man and horse with sufficient aid to bring the body of ROBERT IRON, Servant to Mr. THOMAS MARSON before this Court tomorrow morning at the first sitting of the Court in order to his being bound by recognizance for his appearance at the next Generall Court his Evidence against the Prisoners, FRANCES MARSON, and LOCKLEY GARLAND The severall persons hereunder named (to witt) WILLIAM MARTYN, JOHN SOUTH, THOMAS LAMBERT, ANN MORRIS, THOMAS GAWEN, JOHN LAMBERT, ELIZABETH JEWELL who were bound by recognizance to appeare this day to give in their Evidence against FRANCES MARSON and LOCKLEY GARLAND, the Prisoners at the barr, severally appeared and are discharged for that it did not appeare their attendance was any longer behoofall
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1707 June 8 – Thomas Goin of Westmoreland County receives Grant No. 42 from the proprietors June 8, 1707 to 653 acres in Stafford County. The land is located “below the falls of the Potomac,” according to “Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1694-1742,” page 39. The land lays adjoining the land of Maj. Robert Alexander, according to a Prince William County, Virginia deed written May 29, 1739. Maj. Robert Alexander does not live on this land, but lives at “Boyd’s Hole,” according to the research of Col. Carroll Heard Goyne, Jr.

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1707 June 8 Thomas Goin recv 653a land near Ousley land in Stafford Co Va

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1708 April 9: p. 85a. Thomas Goen moved this Court that Mr. Wm Reed practitioner at law might bee entered his attorney on the Records of this Court in all causes(sp?) pro of rou(sp?) which at his request is accordingly entered.  Westmoreland County, Court Orders 1705-1721 p. 85a.

1708 May: p. 93a.: It was commanded Willoughby Allerton Gent late sheriff of the County aforesd that hee should summon Thomas Goen to answer Christopher Neale and Francis Kenner (sp?) of a plea that hee rendere to them six hundred pounds of Tobo etc and the sheriff returned cosz(sp?) corpus. But for that the Deft failed to appeare and no baile was returned upon mocon of the Pltf Christopher Neale and Francis Kenner condiconal order is granted against the sd sheriff returnable and to bee proceeded in according to law. Westmoreland County, Court Orders 1705-1721 p. 93a.

1708 May. p. 93a.  Willoughby Allerton Gent late sheriff of the county aforesd was comanded to sumon Thomas Goen to answer Christopher Neale and Francis Kenner (sp?) of a plea of debt for six hundred pounds of tobo and the sheriff returned cosi corp.
But for the deft did not appeare and no bailed was returned condiconall ordr (sp?) agt the sd sheriff according to law. Wherefore at the instance of the sd sheriff an attachmt is grted him agt the estate of the sd Thomas Goen returnable et according to law.  Westmoreland County, Court Orders 1705-1721 p. 93a.

1708 August 29 – Thomas Goen is a witness to the will of John Spencer of Nominy in Westmoreland County written August 29, 1708.  1708 August 29 – “Thomas Goen” was a witness to the will of John Spencer of Nominy in Westmoreland County written August 29, 1708.
Westmoreland Co.  http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/westmore.htm ; http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1708 October 19 – the probate of the estate of John Spencer showed that “Thomas Goen and John Wright, Gent.” were indebted to the estate in the amount of 473 pounds of tobacco. http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/westmore.htm ; http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1709 Jan 26: p. 108. Thomas Goen being bound by recognizance to appeare att this Court to answer our sovereigne Lady the Queen of a certaine force rescue of a prisoner out of the custody of Wm Chanler constable for Machotique Precinct that day appeared to answer the same and upon examinacon and hearing of the matters alleadged agt him the Court do sett upon him the fine or suine(sp?) of twenty shillings sterl to bee paid to our sd soveraigne Lady the Queen for his sd offence and it is also ordered that the sd Thomas Goen do enter into recognizance de novo for his personall appearance at the next Court to answer what may bee then objected agt him and in the mean tyme to bee of the good behaviour etc.
Tho Goen asmos(sp?) in the sume of 20 sterl.
-Mathew Martin in the sume of 5 sterl.
-Mark Chilton in the sume of 5 sterl.
To bee paid to our Soveraigne Lady the Queen if default be made herein.  Westmoreland County, Court Orders 1705-1721 p. 108.

http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/westmore.htm ; http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1709 April 27:  WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK, 1707-1709 {Antient Press}: pg 86.  Westmoreland County Court 27th ofApril 1709
– KENNER &c. y GOEN Judgment is granted FRANCIS KENNER and CHRISTOPHER NEALE, Executors of the Last Will and Testament of RODHAM KENNER, against THOMAS GOEN for the sume of five hundred forty pounds of tobacco being ballance of a Bill of six hundred pounds of tobacco passed by said GOEN to RODHAM KENNER. Ordered he pay the same to the Executors together with costs als exo
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1709 April 28: Francis Kenner and Christopher Neale extrs of Rodham Kenner v. Thomas Goen. p 121A.  Westmoreland orders, 1690/91 to 1698. Copied by George W. Glass. pg 239.  1709 Aprill 28: p. 121a. Kenner v. Goen. Judgment is granted Francis Kenner and Christopher Neale executors of the last will and testament of Rodham Kenner against   Thomas Goen for the summe of five hundred and forty pounds of tobacco being ballance of a bill of six hudred pounds of tobacco past by the sd Goen to the said Rodham Kenner ordered he pay the same to his said est together with costs at ex.  Westmoreland County, Court Orders 1705-1721 p. 121a.

1710 Feb: p. 140. Chandler v. Goen. Judgment is granted Wm Chandler by nihil decet against Thomas Goen for the sum of one thousand pounds of tobacco said to be due by bill ordered the said Goen pay the same to the said Chandler if soe much remaine due on the sd bill together with costs in his behalfe at execution.  Westmoreland County, Court Orders 1705-1721 p. 140.

1710 Feb: p. 140. Awbrey v. Goen. Judgment by nihil decit is granted John Awbrey against Thomas Goen for the sum of three hundred sixty three pds of tobacco due on ball of a bill and account due to the said Awbrey proved by his oath ordered the said Goen pay him the same with costs at execution.  Westmoreland County, Court Orders 1705-1721 p. 140.

1710 June 28: p. 148. It was comanded John Sturman Gent late sheriff of the sd County that he should sumon Thomas Goin to answer Danll McCarty of a plea that he hold covenant to the pltf to his damage one hundred pounds sterl and the sheriff returned copi corpus. But for that the Defendant failed to appeare and noe baile being returned upon mocon of the said plaintiff condiconall order passed against the said sheriff and upon mocon of the sheriff an attachment is granted him against the Defendants estate returnable to be proceeded in according to law.  Westmoreland County, Court Orders 1705-1721 p. 148.

1711 April 27: p. 156. Richard Kenner brought suite against Thomas Goen of the parish of Cople in the County aforesaid labourer and declared against him for words spoke by the said Thomas against him the said Richard to his damage one hundred pounds sterl and at a Court held for the said County the 26th day of May 1708 the Defendant aforesaid appeared and prayed lycence of Imparlance till the then next Court which was granted and by severall adjournments from thence continued over till this day and now at this Court the Defendant aforesaid being called and faileing to appeare upon mocon of the pltf judgment is granted him by nihil dicit against the said Thomas Goen, But for that it is not known to the Court what damage the pltf has sustained by meanes of the words by the Defendant aforesd spoke as the pltf in his declaracon hath sett forth. It is therefore ordered that the sheriff of this County doe cause to come before her Majesties Justices at the next Court to be held for the said County (sp?word?) by whome the truth and damage aforesaid may be the better known and enquired into.
Richard Kenner brought suite against Thomas Goen of the parish of Cople in the said County labourer and whereupon the pltf complained that the Defendant aforesaid at the Parish of Cople in the County aforesd on the eleventh day of March one thousand seven hundred and seven and assault on him did make and him the pltf did strike beat wound and ovill nitreal and other harms to him did doe to his damage fifty pounds sterl and at a Court held for the sd County the 26th day of May 1708 the sd Defendant appeared and prayed lycence of imparlance till the then next Court to answer to the pltfs declaracon aforesd which was granted him and by severall adjournments from thence continued over till this day and now at this Court the said Thomas Goen being called in due form and faileing to appeare upon mocon of the pltf judgment is granted him by nihil dicit against the Defendant aforesd But for that it is not known to the Court what damage the pltf has sustained by meanes of the assault aforesaid by the pltf in his declaracon aforesaid said to be made. It is therefore ordered that the sheriff of this County doe cause to come before her Majesties Justices at the next Court to be held for the said County twelve honest and lawfull men of his baylywick by whom the truth in the premisses may be the better known and enquired into.  Westmoreland County, Court Orders 1705-1721 p. 156.

1711 April 27: p. 157. Thomas Goen was summoned to answer Daniel McCarty at June Court 1710 of a plea that he hold covenant to him the pltf etc to his damage one hundred pounds sterl and the sheriff returned copicorpus and noe baile being returned upon mocon of the pltf condiconall order passed against John Sturman Gent the then Sheriff of the said County for the damage aforesd and now at this Court the Defendt aforesaid being called in due form of law and faileing to appeare upon the further mocon of the sd Daniel judgment is confirmed to him against the said John Sturman late sheriff as aforesaid for his damage aforesaid and it is ordered he pay the same with costs at execucon. Westmoreland County, Court Orders 1705-1721 p. 157.    http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/westmore.htm ; http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Gibson_Gowen.htm

1711 June 28: p. 164. Memorandum that of a Court held for the said County the 26th day of May 1708 Richard Kenner brought suite against Thomas Goen of the parish of Cople and County aforesaid labourer and declared against him for words spoke by the Defendt against him the said Richard to his damage one hundred pounds sterl at which said Court appeared the said Defendt and prayed lycence of imparlance till the then next Court which was granted and at a Court held for the sd County the 25th day of Aprill 1711 after severall continuances of the same, Defendt aforesaid being called in due form of law and faileing to appeare or anyone in his behalfe to say any thing in barr or prochision of the pltfs writt and declaracon aforesaid judgment by nihil dicit passed against the said Thomas Goen according to law and it was ordered that the sheriff of the County cause to come before her Majesties justices twelve and to enquire into what damage the pltf had sustained by meanes of the words by the Defendant soe as aforesaid uttered and spoke and now at this Court the Sheriff haveing returned twelve honest and lawfull men of his baylywick sworn and charged to say the truth in the premisses upon their said oaths doe say wee find for the pltf twenty pounds sterl damage. Therefore it is considered by the Court that the pltf aforesaid doe recover agt the Defendt aforesaid as well his damage aforesaid in form aforesd by the jury aforesaid found as alsoe his costs of suite in his behalf and it is ordered the said Thomas Goen pay the same to the said Richard Kenner or order at execucon.  Westmoreland County, Court Orders 1705-1721 p. 164.

1711 June 28: p. 164. Memorandum that at a Court held for the said County the 26th day of May 1708 Richard Kenner brought suite against Thomas Goen of the parish of Cople in the County aforesaid labourer and declared against him the said Thomas for makeing an assault upon him the pltf to his damage fifty pounds sterl and at which said Court the Defendt appeared and prayed lycence of imparlance till the then next Court which was granted and at a Court held for the said County the 25th day of Aprill 1711 (after severall Continuances thereof) the said Thomas Goen being called in due form of Law and faileing to appeare or anyone in his behalf to say any thing in barr or proclusion of the pltfs writt and declaracon aforesaid. Judgment by nihil dicit passed against the sd Defendt according to Law. And it was ordered that the sheriff of this County should at the next Court to be held for the sd County cause to come before her Majesties Justices twelve and to enquire into what damage the pltf had sustained by occasion of the assault by the Defendant aforesaid on the pltf aforesaid made, and now at this Court the Sheriff haveing returned twelve honest and lawfull men of this baylywick sworn and charged to say the truth in the premisses. Upon their said oaths doe say wee find for the pltf fifteen pounds sterl damage therefore it is considered by the Court that the pltf aforesaid doe recover against the Defendt aforesd the said sum of fifteen pounds sterl the damage aforesd by the jury aforesd in form aforesd found. And it is ordered the sd Thomas Goen pay the same to the said Richard Kenner together with his costs in his behalfe expended att execucon.   Westmoreland County, Court Orders 1705-1721 p. 164.

1731 May 16 – C-146 – Robert Carter Jr. of Westmoreland Co receives 217acres . . . adj. William Going . . . p 108.  Va. Land Trans – Westmoreland Co

1768 – Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890
Name: Ann Gowen
State: VA
County: Richmond County
Township: Rental Rolls
Year: 1768
Record Type: Rent Role
Database: VA Early Census Index
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1768 – Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890
Name: Stanley Gowen
State: VA
County: Richmond County
Township: Rental Rolls
Year: 1768
Record Type: Rent Role
Database: VA Early Census Index
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1779 – Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890
Name: David Gowin
State: VA
County: Richmond County
Township: No Township Listed
Year: 1779
Record Type: Rent Role
Page: NPN
Database: VA Early Census Index
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1780 Sept 1 – 17 year old Alexander Gowin enlisted
1763 – Alexander Gowin born
1780 Sept 1 – 17 year old Alexander Gowin enlisted at Chesterfield Va. States he lives in Westmoreland Co, Va., and was born in Westmoreland Co, Va.
Westmoreland Co, Va.
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1796 – Birth year – Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
Name: Thomas Luther Gawen
Gender: Male
Marital status: Widowed
Age: 70
Birth Date: 1796
Birth Place: Westmoreland Co., Virginia
Marriage Date: 11 Dec 1866
Marriage Place: Westmoreland Co., Virginia
Father: John Gawen
Mother: Mary Gawen
Spouse: Mary Young Sutton
FHL Film Number: 34336
Reference ID: p25 cn14
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1796 – Birth year – Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917
Name: M P Gawen
Birth Date: abt 1796
Death Date: 24 Jul 1865
Death Place: Westmoreland County, Virginia
Death Age: 69
Race: White
Gender: Female
Spouse Name: T. J. Gawen
FHL Film Number: 34325
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1796 – Birth year – Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917
Name: M P Gowen
Birth Date: abt 1796
Birth Place: Westmoreland, Virginia
Death Date: 26 Jul 1865
Death Place: Westmoreland, Virginia
Death Age: 69
Race: White
Marital status: Married
Gender: Female
FHL Film Number: 2048588
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1797 – Birth year – Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917
Name: Thomas A Gawen
Birth Date: abt 1797
Birth Place: Westmoreland, Virginia
Death Date: 4 Sep 1872
Death Place: Virginia
Death Age: 75
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White
Marital status: Married
Gender: Male
Spouse Name: Mary Y. Gawen
FHL Film Number: 2048588
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1800 – Birth year – Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917
Name: Alice J Gawen
Birth Date: abt 1800
Birth Place: Westmoreland County
Death Date: 20 Nov 1882
Death Place: Westmoreland County, Virginia
Death Age: 82
Occupation: Housekeeper
Race: White
Marital status: Married
Gender: Female
Spouse Name: William Gawen
FHL Film Number: 34325
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1800 – Birth year – Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917
Name: Alice I Gawen
Birth Date: abt 1800
Birth Place: Westmoreland, Virginia
Death Date: 20 Nov 1882
Death Place: Cople, Westmoreland, Virginia
Death Age: 82
Race: White
Marital status: Married
Gender: Female
FHL Film Number: 2048588
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1808 Jan 1 – Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850
Name: Hulday Going
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 1 Jan 1808
Marriage Place: Caroline, Virginia
Spouse Name: Jas Willard
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1809 Jan 27 – Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
Name: David Goin
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 27 Jan 1809
Marriage Place: Caroline County, Virginia
Spouse: Jane Middlebrook
FHL Film Number: 30826
Reference ID: Record Pg. 17
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1810 US Census:
Name: Alexander Gawen
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Westmoreland, Virginia
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 16 thru 25: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 2
Number of Household Members Under 16: 5
Number of Household Members Over 25: 1
Number of Household Members: 10
Year: 1810; Census Place: Westmoreland, Virginia; Roll: 71; Page: 244; Image: 00483; Family History Library Film: 0181431
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1810 US Census:
Name: David Goin
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Caroline, Virginia
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 26 thru 44 : 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 2
Number of Household Members Over 25: 1
Number of Household Members: 3
Year: 1810; Census Place: Caroline, Virginia; Roll: 67; Page: 35; Image: 00043; Family History Library Film: 0181427
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1816 – Birth year – Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917
Name: Peter Going
Birth Date: abt 1816
Birth Place: Caroline
Death Date: Nov 1876
Death Place: Caroline County, 1st District, Virginia
Death Age: 60
Occupation: Farmer
Race: Colored (Black)
Gender: Male
FHL Film Number: 2056973
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1817 Jan 17 – Virginia Marriages before 1824
Name: Martha Gawen
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 17 Jan 1817
Marriage Place: Westmoreland, Virginia, USA
Spouse: John B. Barber
Page Number: page 128
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1818 – Birth year – Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
Name: John Henry Goin
Gender: Male
Marital status: Widowed
Race: Black
Age: 58
Birth Date: 1818
Birth Place: Essex Co., VA.
Marriage Date: 2 Mar 1876
Marriage Place: Essex County, Virginia
Father: Adam Wright
Mother: Betsey Goin
Spouse: Sarah L. Donaldson
FHL Film Number: 31275
Reference ID: p41 en 20
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1818 Dec 14 – Virginia Marriages before 1824
Name: William Gawen
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 14 Dec 1818
Marriage Place: Westmoreland, Virginia, USA
Spouse: Alice Jefferson Garner
Page Number: page 128
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1820 US Census:
Name: Lettice Gawen
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Westmoreland, Virginia
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 26 thru 44: 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: Westmoreland, Virginia; Page: 280; NARA Roll: M33_135; Image: 139
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1820 US Census:
Name: David Gawin
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Caroline, Virginia
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons – Males – Under 10: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 10: 3
Free White Persons – Females – 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons – Under 16: 5
Free White Persons – Over 25: 1
Total Free White Persons: 7
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 7
1820 U S Census; Census Place: Caroline, Virginia; Page: 167; NARA Roll: M33_129; Image: 181
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1820 US Census:
Name: Betsy Gowen
Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Essex, Virginia
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free Colored Persons – Males – 45 and over: 3
Free Colored Persons – Females – Under 14: 2
Free Colored Persons – Females – 14 thru 25: 1
Slaves – Females – 45 and over: 2
Number of Persons – Engaged in Agriculture: 4
Total Slaves: 2
Total Free Colored Persons: 6
Total All Persons – White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 8
1820 U S Census; Census Place: Essex, Virginia; Page: 1071; NARA Roll: M33_137; Image: 54
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1822 – Birth year – Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917
Name: Mary Y Gawen
[Mary Y McKenney]
Birth Date: abt 1822
Birth Place: Richmond, Virginia
Death Date: 6 Apr 1882
Death Place: Cople, Westmoreland, Virginia
Death Age: 60
Race: White
Gender: Female
Father Name: James McKenney
Mother Name: Mary McKenney
FHL Film Number: 2048588
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1823 April 21 – Essex County, Virginia, Marriage Index, 1655-1900
Name: Nancy Gowan
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 21 Apr 1823
Marriage Place: Richmond and Essex, Virginia, USA
Spouse: Thomas Collins
Comments: 1823, Apr. 21 COLLINS, THOMAS Married Nancy Gowan
Page: page 62
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1832 April 21 – Essex County, Virginia, Marriage Index, 1655-1900
Name: Nancy Gowan
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 21 Apr 1832
Marriage Place: Richmond and Essex, Virginia, USA
Spouse: Thomas Collins
Comments: 1832, Apr. 21 GOWAN, NANCY Married Thomas Collins
Page: page 117
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1825 – Birth year – Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
Name: Joseph A. Gawin
Gender: Male
Marital status: Single
Age: 35
Birth Date: 1825
Birth Place: Westmoreland Co., Virginia
Marriage Date: 29 Feb 1860
Marriage Place: Westmoreland Co., Virginia
Father: Wm. Gawin
Mother: Alice Gawin
Spouse: Jane A. Brown
FHL Film Number: 34336
Reference ID: p17 cn2
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1825 – Birth year – Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
Name: Virginia Goin
Gender: Female
Race: Black
Age: 21
Birth Date: 1825
Marriage Date: 9 Oct 1846
Marriage Place: Essex County, Virginia
Spouse: Lindsay Morris
FHL Film Number: 31275
Reference ID: P259 en 8
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1826 – Birth year – Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
Name: Patsey Gowen – widow
[Patsey Ayres]
Gender: Female
Race: Black
Death Age: 90
Birth Date: abt 1826
Death Date: 3 Apr 1916
Death Place: Essex, Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 7 Apr 1916
Father: Braxton Ayres
Mother: Ginny Ayres
Virginia Department of Health; Richmond, Virginia; Virginia Deaths, 1912-2014
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1829 March 7 – Virginia, Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850
Name: Lettis Gawen
Gender: Female
Spouse Name: Corbin Drake
Spouse Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 7 Mar 1829
County: Westmoreland
State: Virginia
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1829 Nov 20 …. between Jeremiah Stephens and Hannah his wife of the one part of the County of Westmoreland, and William Gawan of the same … of the other part… Jeremiah and Hannah his wife … sell unto the said William Gawan … land in the Parish of Cople and County of Westmoreland containing .. 50 acres… bounded … the main road leading to Oldhams Cross Roads on the South by the land belonging to the heirs of Samuel King decd and the land of James English, on the east by the land belonging to the heirs of Parsley Cox decd,… the said 50 acres of land is the said Jeremiah Stephens part in right of his wife the said Hannay and John P Coles part, (which the said Stephens purchased of him the said Cole) of the land formerly belonging to William Cole decd … Signed: Jeremiah Stephens, Hannah Stephens. Wits: Robert Bailey, Benj Walker, Fleet Cox, Warner M Hilliard. Deeds and Wills Vol 26, 1828-1831. pg. 361. Westmoreland County, Va.
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1830 US Census:
Name: Lewis Gowan
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Essex, Virginia
Free Colored Persons – Males – Under 10: 1
Free Colored Persons – Males – 10 thru 23: 2
Free Colored Persons – Females – 10 thru 23: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – 24 thru 35: 1
Total Free Colored Persons: 5
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 5
1830; Census Place: Essex, Virginia; Series: M19; Roll: 193; Page: 133; Family History Library Film: 0029672
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1830 US Census:
Name: Elizabeth Gowan
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Essex, Virginia
Free Colored Persons – Males – Under 10: 4
Free Colored Persons – Females – 10 thru 23: 2
Free Colored Persons – Females – 36 thru 54: 1
Total Free Colored Persons: 7
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 7
1830; Census Place: Essex, Virginia; Series: M19; Roll: 193; Page: 133; Family History Library Film: 0029672
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1831 List of Owners of Land, and persons present:
… Willoughby Newton and James Smith owners of land, with William Gowne present… Deeds and Wills, Vol 27. (unnumbered, but list begins immediately after pg 503). Westmoreland County, Va.
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1832 July 7 – … between William Gawn and Alice his wife of the County of Westmoreland and State of Virginia of the one part and James W English of the said County and State of the other part … deliver unto the said James W English and his heirs forever, all that tract and parcel of land which I purchased of Jeremiah Stephens and wife, it being one half of the tract called Stony Hill … viz by the heirs of Presley Cox, the heirs of Downing Cox, Matthew R King and the lands of James English … Signed: William Gawn, Alice J Gawen. Wits: Robert Bailey, William H Benson, James S Dozier. Deeds and Wills, Vol 27. p. 492. Westmoreland County, Va.
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1832 – filing date – Gawen v. Dozier
…Petition: … your orator and oratrix, Thomas Arthur Gawen and Margaret P his wife … some time in the year 1829 a certain William P Smith of the said County departed this life intestate, possessed of sundry personal property and among the rest of a negro woman slave named Lavinia and her child Henry…. said woman and her said child Henry are the only slaves belonging to the said intestate. That the heirs of the said William P Smith entitled to distributive shares in the aforesaid slaves are your orator and oratrix who is a sister of the said William P Smith. One Benadict Johnson of said County in the right of his wife Fanny who was also a sister …. and William Dozier, James Dozier, and Francis Dozier the infant children of Ms Susan Dozier decd, who was a third sister of the said Wm R Smith …

1833 – Birth year – Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917
Name: Wm P Gawen
Birth Date: abt 1833
Birth Place: Westmoreland County
Death Date: 16 Dec 1889
Death Place: Cople District, Westmoreland, Virginia
Death Age: 56
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White
Marital status: Married
Gender: Male
Father Name: Wm. Gawen
Mother Name: Ailsey
Spouse Name: Gawen
FHL Film Number: 34325
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1833 July 1 – Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
Name: John H. Goings
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 1 Jul 1833
Marriage Place: Caroline County, Virginia
Spouse: Emily Farmer
FHL Film Number: 30826
Reference ID: Pg 77
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1834 – Birth year – Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917
Name: Fannie Gowing
Birth Date: abt 1834
Birth Place: Rappahannock, Essex, Virginia, USA
Death Date: Oct 1890
Death Place: Rappahannock, Essex, Virginia
Death Age: 56
Race: Colored (Black)
Marital status: Married
Gender: Female
Spouse Name: Wm. Gowing
FHL Film Number: 2056980
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1834 – Birth year –
Name: William Presley Gawen
Gender: Male
Marital status: Single
Age: 25
Birth Date: 1834
Birth Place: Westmoreland Co., Virginia
Marriage Date: 25 Sep 1859
Marriage Place: Westmoreland Co., Virginia
Father: William Gawen
Mother: Alice J. Gawen
Spouse: Elizabeth Ann Murphy
FHL Film Number: 34336
Reference ID: p15 cn1
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1835 Apr 24 – Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
Name: Francis Goin
Gender: Female
Race: Black
Marriage Date: 24 Apr 1835
Marriage Place: Essex County, Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Goin
Spouse: Jack Tuppince
FHL Film Number: 31275
Reference ID: p251 en 43
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1836 June 21 – Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850
Name: Elizabeth Goin
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 21 Jun 1836
Marriage Place: Caroline, Virginia
Spouse Name: Samuel Barwiss
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1836-01 Daughters of William Jones vs. William W. Collinsworth & c.
Oratrices: Judy Jones, Elizabeth Jones, and Patty Jones, the daughters of William Jones, by John B. Steel
The oratrices, in right of their ancestor Peggy Collinsworth, are entitled to an interest in a parcel of land called the “Alder Branch” in Westmoreland County, now in possession of William Windsor Collinsworth. William Windsor Collinsworth has been cutting down and selling the timber. He is now insolvent. Thomas A. Gawen is also involved with cutting cord wood. The orators wish to restrain Collinsworth and Gawen from cutting any more timber and that the land be settled.
Defendants: William Windsor Collinsworth, Thomas A. Gawen
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1837 July 15 … between James M Smith and Agnes A Smith his wife of the one part and William Gawen of the other part… sell unto the said William Gawen and his heirs … land … in the Parish of Cople and County of Westmoreland called and known by the name of Wilmington, adjoining the lands of Robert Mayo, Willoughby Newton, and the heirs of William T Taliaferro… the same piece or parcel of land which was allotted to the Agnes A, then Agnes A Newton in the division of the real estate of her father the late Willoughby Newton …. Signed: J. M. Smith, Agnes A Smith. Deeds and Wills, Vol 29. p. 255. Westmoreland County, Va.
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1838 – Birth year – Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
Name: James Benton Gawen
Gender: Male
Marital status: Single
Age: 28
Birth Date: 1838
Birth Place: Westmoreland Co., Virginia
Marriage Date: 18 Dec 1866
Marriage Place: Westmoreland Co., Virginia
Father: William Gawen
Mother: Alice J. Gawen
Spouse: Sallie Elizabeth Dunnahaw
FHL Film Number: 34336
Reference ID: p25 cn15
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1839 Feb 14 … between William Gawen and Alice J his wife, of the County of Westmoreland and State of Virginia of the one part and Frances G Beale of the County and State aforesaid of the other part… sell unto her the said Frances G Beale and her heirs … land being 159 acres more or less which was sold by Willoughby Newton to William Gawen in the year 1838 … land he derived from the division of his fathers (Willoughby Newtons) estate, and purchased by said Newton from Samuel Garner. … situate, lying and being in the County aforesaid, Parish of Cople, and adjoining the lands of Robert Mayo Jr the heirs of John Campbell, William F Taliaferro and the land of said Gawen called Wilmington … Signed: William Gawen, Alice J Gawen. … Deeds and Wills, Vol 30, 1838-1841. p 146. Westmoreland County, Va.
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1839 Feb 14 – William Gawen and Alice his wife, of the County of Westmoreland of the one part and William H Benson of the said County of the other part … sell unto the said William H Benson … land commonly called Hagues … 234 acres … Signed: William Gawen, Alice J Gawen. Wits: John Critcher, Robert Bailey, R. H Chowning. Deeds and Wills, Vol 31. p. 259. Westmoreland County, Va.
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1839 July 22 – … We Walter Bowie and R H Chowning justices of the peace in the county aforesaid (Westmoreland) in the State of Virginia do hereby certify that Fanny G Beale the wife of William S Beale parties to a certain decree in Chancery in the said County Court of Westmoreland pronounced in the year 1836 for the sale of a tract of land called Cherry Grove .. personally appeared before us in our county aforesaid and being examined by us privily and apart from her husband and having the nature of the decree aforesaid fully explained to her she the said Fanny G Beale acknowledged the said decree to be her … and deed, and declared that she had willingly consented to the same and that she wished not to retract it, and that she transfers her part of the sale of the said land to William Gawen … on acct of the purchase of the plantation, whereon she now resides. Signed: Walter Bowie, R H Chowning. For value recd I assigne the within to John Critcher. Signed: William Gawan. Wit: R. H. Chowning. Virginia. Deeds and Wills, Vol 30, 1838-1841. p 150. Westmoreland County, Va.
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1840 US Census:
Name: Betsey Goin
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Essex, Virginia
Free Colored Persons – Males – Under 10: 2
Free Colored Persons – Females – Under 10: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – 24 thru 35: 1
Free Colored Persons – Females – 55 thru 99: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2
Total Free Colored Persons: 5
Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 5
Year: 1840; Census Place: Essex, Virginia; Roll: 557; Page: 140; Family History Library Film: 0029686
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1840 US Census:
Name: William Gawen
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Westmoreland, Virginia
Free White Persons – Males – Under 5: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 14: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 30 thru 39: 1
Slaves – Males – Under 10: 1
Slaves – Males – 10 thru 23: 2
Slaves – Males – 24 thru 35: 2
Slaves – Females – 10 thru 23: 2
Slaves – Females – 55 thru 99: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 5
No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 7
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 4
Total Free White Persons: 11
Total Slaves: 8
Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 19
Year: 1840; Census Place: Westmoreland, Virginia; Roll: 576; Page: 286; Family History Library Film: 0029691
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1840 US Census:
Name: Thomas A Gawen
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Westmoreland, Virginia
Free White Persons – Males – Under 5: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 40 thru 49: 1
Slaves – Males – Under 10: 2
Slaves – Males – 10 thru 23: 2
Slaves – Males – 36 thru 54: 1
Slaves – Females – Under 10: 3
Slaves – Females – 10 thru 23: 1
Slaves – Females – 24 thru 35: 2
Slaves – Females – 55 thru 99: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 5
Free White Persons – Under 20: 3
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 5
Total Slaves: 12
Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 17
Year: 1840; Census Place: Westmoreland, Virginia; Roll: 576; Page: 285; Family History Library Film: 0029691
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1840 US Census:
Name: Susan Gawen
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Westmoreland, Virginia
Free White Persons – Females – 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 1
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 1
Total Free White Persons: 2
Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 2
Year: 1840; Census Place: Westmoreland, Virginia; Roll: 576; Page: 304; Family History Library Film: 0029691
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1841 June 10 – Johnson v. Johnson
…Hanibal Chandler and R. Mayo Jr are held and firmly bound unto Thomas A Gawen and Margaret his wife, Thos Wm Johnson, and George J Johnson their certain attorney, exor, admin or assigns, in the just and full sum of $558 dollars and 20 and 2/3 cents …. this 10 June 1841 …
The condition of the above obligation is … at the sale of the real estate of Wm Johnson decd, the said H Chandler was a purchascer and whereas alias the said Margaret Gawen who before her intermarriage with the said Thos A. Gawen was the widow of said Wm Johnson, had in the said real estate an unassigned dower interest…. will … pay to the said T A Gawen, on the 1st day of Jany in cash each and every year during the joing lives of them the said T A Gawen and wife … the legal interest on the sum of $279 dollars … to commence from Jan 1st 1842 ….
…1846 Sept 2 … (image 8) This is to authorize Mr Thos A Gawen to receive my bonds out of the Clerks office of my proportion of the division of the land of my father. Geo Johnson.
… 1841 June 10 – accounting … to Geo J Johnson 1/3 … to Thos Wm Johnson 1/3 … to T A Gawen and wife (dower) 1/3…
… 1840 Sept 28 – Johnson v Johnson … this day came the pltf and filed his bill and on his motion the court doth assign Thos A Gawen guardian ad litem to defend the infant, Geo J Johnson in this suit … sell to the highest bidder at public auction ….

1842 Jan 5 – Jeremiah Thrift and Elizabeth his wife of the County of Westmoreland …. convey to the said William Gawn … land lying on the west side of the main road from Cary’s Shop to the graveyard of the south field being part of said landnow in … adjoining Wilmington and cut off from the Oaks by said road containing by estimation 40 acres … being a portion of the said Oaks tract of land heretofore conveyed by Willoughby Newton to the said Jeremiah Thrift … Signed: Jeremiah Thrift, Elizabeth H Thrift. Deeds and Wills, Vol 31. p. 528. Westmoreland County, Va.
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1842 Aug 10 – between Hiram Hardwick and Eliza R Hardwick his wife of the one part and Thamas A Gawen of the other part, all of the County of Westmoreland and State of Virginia … sell unto the said Thomas A Gawen …. land called Pleasant Grove … containg 300 acres … adjoining …. lands of Robert Carter Esqr and Peter Smith decd…. along through the land of Reuben Jordan decd … on to Mr Carters line … formerly occupied by Wm Packett decd … Signed: Hiram Hardwick, Eliza R Hardwick. Deeds and Wills, Vol 31. p. 320. Westmoreland County, Va.
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1842 Nov 1 – Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
Name: Julia Goin
Gender: Female
Race: Black
Marriage Date: 1 Nov 1842
Marriage Place: Essex County, Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Goin
Spouse: Nelson Patteson
FHL Film Number: 31275
Reference ID: p256 en 19
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1843-05 B13 Admin. of William Forbes & c. vs. Admix. of William Johnson & c. filed 1842
Orators: John A. Parker, administrator of William Forbes who was assignee of Francis Foushee and Frances his wife; Francis Froushee and Frances his wife; John A. Parker, assignee of Thomas E. Foushee who was devisee of Charles Beale who was one of the heirs of William J. Beale; Thomas E. Foushee; John W. Belfield, administrator of Ann H. Belfield; Jessee Ewell and Mildred his wife; James McPhearson,administrator of George Beale; George Brooke; Robert Beale, administrator of Reuben Beale; John Hamilton, administrator of Maria Hamilton.
On December 13, 1797, William Beale executed a deed conveying real and personal estate to Richard Parker and Thomas Beale for the use of himself and his wife Ann Beale during their lifetime. At their deaths, it was to go to the heirs of William Beale. After the death of William Beale, Ann Beale married George Christopher.
John Chilton instituted a suit against George Christopher. The judgment was levied against a slave, part of the estate. At that time Ann H. Belfield, Maria Hamilton, George Beale, George Brooke, Robert (by mistake) for Reuben Beale, Thomas Foushee (Francis) for Thomas E. Foushee, Francis Foushee, infants by Francis Foushee their guardian, and Jessee Ewell and Mildred his wife, being the heirs of William Beale, exhibited a bill in chancery. The judge awarded an injunction to prevent the sale of the slaves, except for the life of Ann Christopher. Then they would be returned to those entitled. Among them, one Alice was sold to William Johnson, secured by Richard Crask. The orators are informed that Thomas A. Gawne, administrator of William Johnson in right of his wife Peggy Gawne who was Peggy Johnson, the wife and administratrix of William Johnson, is in possession of the slave Alice and her four children. The orators were told that Thomas Gawne is not planning on giving the slaves to those who are entitled because of an informality in the bond. The orators are afraid that he will dispose of the property. Robert P. Anderson is the administrator of Richard Crask. This suit was dismissed.
Defendants: Thomas A. Gawne and Peggy his wife, Robert P. Anderson See Chancery Suit 1849-17.
George Christopher to Ann Beale (Westmoreland County Marriage Bond dated July 18, 1803).
Westmoreland Co, Va. Loose Chancery Papers 1804-1864

1843 June 23 – Peter L Self and Susan R his wife on the one part and William Gawen on the other part … sold unto the said Gawen a piece of land lying on the northwest side of the road which leads from Hardwicks Store to Loust Farm in the County of Westmoreland and containing 40 acres … purchased by said Self of Edward C Griffith and Mary Elizabeth his wife by deed bearing date 1st day of Jan 1840 … Signed: Peter Self, Susan R. Self. Deeds and Wills, Vol 31. p. 364. Westmoreland County, Va.
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1843 June 9 – .. between Robert Mayo Jr commissioner of the County Court of Westmoreland in the case of Johnson v. Johnson and others of the one part and Thomas A Gawen of said county of the other part … by value of a decree of the said court in the case aforesaid of the Sept 1840 and also of a decree therein of the 23 of Jan 1843 hereto annexed … sell unto the said Thomas A Gawen all that … land lying and being in Machodic Neck late by the property of Wm Johnson decd bounded on the one side by the lands of Wm Barnett decd and on the other by the land of James Rose heirs and others and which is the same tract of land purchased by Hannibal Chandler under the said first mentioned decree … Signed: R. Mayo Jr. Deeds and Wills, Vol 31. p. 392. Westmoreland County, Va.
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1843 Sept 27 …. between Thomas A Gawin and Margarette his wife of the first part and Hiram Hardwick of the second part … deliver unto him the said Hiram Hardwick … land sitating and being in Mechoduch Neck in the County of Westmoreland adjoining the lands of William Barnets decd on the North James Rose decd on the east John Steel decd on the south, and bounded by the creek on the west and containing 65 acres of land … Signed: Thos A Gawen, Margaret P Gawen. Deeds and Wills, Vol 31. p. 393-395. Westmoreland County, Va.
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1844 Jan 17 … I William Gawen of Westmoreland County and State of Virginia do make this my last will and testament … under the management of my wife Alice Gawen so long as she shall remain my widow until my eldest son arrives to the age of 21 years and that then he shall receive his portion and each son shall in like manner receive his portion on arriving at the same age of 21 years and also that my daughters shall each receive their portions at the same age of 21 years or on their marriage should either of them marry before arriving to that age. … remainder of my estate … shall be considered as a joint interest for the children under 21 yers of age and that no account shall be kept for the maintenance or education of any child … I appoint my wife Alice Gawen executrix and Thomas A Gawen executor of this my last will and testament… Signed: William Gawen. Wit: Jos. Wheelwright, Malachi Courtney, Edward T Sanford. … will proved up on July 22, 1844… Deeds and Wills, Vol 31. p. 527. Westmoreland County, Va.
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1844 July 22 … at a court held for Westmoreland County … the Last Will and Testament of William Gawen decd was presented … by the oaths of Joseph Wheelwright, Malachi Courtney, and Edward L Sanford subscribing witnesses thereto and ordred to be recorded, whereupon the executor and executrix in the said will refused to take upon themselves the burthen of the execution thereof and on the motion of Alice Gawen, the estate of the said William Gawen is committed to the hands of the sheriff of this county for adm with the will aforesaid annexed, and Joseph Wheelwright, Robert H Chowning, Walter Bowie and D H Tapscott are appointed commsnrs to appraise said estate and make report etc. Records and Inventories, Vol 19, 1841-1845 p. 568. Westmoreland County, Va.
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1844 Oct 9 – William Gawen inventory and appraisement. Records and Inventories, Vol 19, 1841-1845 p. 565. Westmoreland County, Va.
.. Richard C Lanfords bond due May 1, 1838 … Andrew Reads bond due Aug 25, 1837 … Samuel C Woors bond due March 10, 1840… Samuel C Woors and Jas G Garners bond due Dec 6, 1838 … Hiram Hardwicks bond due Aug 4, 1833 … Lawrence Lanfords bond due May 9, 1843 … Peter L Selfs draft on Saml R Thrift due Jan 1 1844, Hiram Hardwicks bond due Apr 5, 1841… Chas B Turners bond payabe to Jno Critcher due Jan 1 1843 … David B Taylors bond due Sept 1 1843 … John L Baileys bond due Jan 1 1838 … Nathan Healys bond due Sept 7, 1843 … James M Doziers bond due aug 18 1838 … Malichi Courtneys bond due Sept 1 1843 .. Edward L Sanfords bond due Jan 1 1841 … George Delanos bond due Dec 8 1836 … Henry N Cox bond due Jan 1 1843 .. Jno B Murphys bond made payable to J Critcher Jan 1 1844 … Jno L Baileys bond due Sept 3, 1842 payable to H Hardwick.. John L Bayleys bond due Jan 6 1837 … R. Murphys bond to J Critcher due Jan 1 1844 … Wm B Chownings bond due May 9, 1842 … Edward T Sanfords bond due May 16 1842 … John Critchers obligation to furnish Wm Gawen with Jas Lowe and R. Baileys bond due Jan 1 1844…Peter L Self, Henry Beale Jr, Ro Bailey, and R. H Chownings bond due Jan 1, 1846 … (2 pages of items) … Jno L Baileys vessel… 1 negro man called parker … 1 negro woman named Betsey and 2 children (Mary and Adam)… 1 negro woman Beckey… Signed: D H Lapscott, Walter Bowie, R H Chowning. Records and Inventories, Vol 19, 1841-1845. p. 565-567.
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1845 Dec 9 – Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
Name: Catherine G. Gawin
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 9 Dec 1846
Marriage Place: Westmoreland County, Virginia
Mother: Alice J. Gawin
Spouse: Thomas P. Moss
FHL Film Number: 34336
Reference ID: p46
Ancestry.com. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2014.
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1846 July 22 …The Estate of William Gawen decd In Account With … Records and Inventories, Vol 20, 1845-1850. p. 398. Westmoreland Co, Va.
… case of Gawen v Gawen admr … pd Jas W English… pd the admrs of R. Bailey …
Signed: Chas C Baker, Comsnr
Pursuant to an order of the County Court of Westmoreland I have stated and settled a further acount of Lawrence Washington late sheriff of said county and as such administration with the will annexed of William Gawen decd as is herewith reported exhibiting a balance due the administrator on the 22d day of October 1847 of $207.47 with interest on $204.50cts. 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=007540912_00415

1847-02 B15 Adm. of Margaret Weaver & c. vs. Admix. of William Johnson & c. filed 1843
Orators: Henry Weaver, administrator of Margaret Weaver, James Lyell, an infant by Henry Weaver his next friend, and Richard M. Lyell
Dozier Lyell departed this life sometime in 1825 possessed of a very considerable personal estate. In 1826, administration was granted to William Johnson, who gave his bond with Edward Spence, William Barnet, and Thomas S. Rice as securities. Dozier Lyell left surviving him James Lyell, Richard M. Lyell and Margaret Lyell, his children, and _ Lyell, his widow. Margaret Lyell intermarried with the orator Henry Weaver and departed this life in 1841. Administration was granted to her husband. William Johnson departed this life intestate, without having settled the estate of Dozier Lyell.
Administration of his estate was granted to his widow Margaret Johnson who gave bond with John Chandler, her security. Margaret Johnson settled what purported to be the estate of Dozier Lyell for William Johnson. The orators charge that this account is erroneous – the orators were not given a guardian and that no interest was reported. The orators wish that the settlement not be allowed. The estate was given to the administration of Benedict Johnson, with John Chandler and Robert Beale, Jr. as securities. Benedict Johnson has departed this life. The administration was granted to Robert Bailey. Margaret Johnson has intermarried with Thomas A. Gawen.
_ Lyell has married Benedict Johnson and survives him. Thomas A. Rice has died and John M. Branica is his administrator. William Barrett has died and John B. Carroll is his administrator.. Robert Beale, Jr. had died and Robert Murphy is his administrator.
Defendants: Thomas A. Gawen and Margaret his wife, John Chandler, Robert Bailey, sheriff of Westmoreland and administrator of Benedict Johnson, John M. Branica, Robert Murphy, and Edward Spence
Westmoreland Co, Va. Loose Chancery Papers 1804-1864

1849 April 12 … between Jeremiah C Thrift and Alice J Thrift his wife of the County of Westmoreland of the one part and Alice J Gawen of said County of the other part… sell unto the said Alice J Gawen … all that tract of land adjoining the land of the heirs of the late William Gawen decd containing by recent survey 35 acres and which tract of land formerly belonged to the late William Gawen decd and was allotted to said Alice J Thrift his daughter in the division of his property… Signed: Jeremiah C Thrift, Alice J Thrift. Deeds and Wills, Vol 33. p. 285. Westmoreland County, Va.
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1849 – Gawen v Gawen
… 1845 Apr 17 – (court order) … Parker belongs to Inlict W, William P, James B, Thomas A, and Robert H Gawen all under 21 years, to be sold next Westmoreland Court by request of Alice J Gawen.
… (Court Order) … the report of Alice J Gawen … the said sum of $517.75 … the note proceeds arising from the sale of the slave Parker … for the benefit of the parties to this suit in conformity with the provisions of the will of William Gawen decd.
… (Petition – image 12) … Juliet W Gawen, who is an infant under the age of 21, by Alice J Gawen, her next friend, that in the distribution so far as it has taken place, of the personal estate of her deceased father, William Gawen, decd, a certain slave named Parker … was allotted to … amongst your oratrix, and William P Gawen, James B Gawen, Thomas A Gawen, and Robert H Gawen, all infants and children of the said testator … such slave is of bad character, ungovernable in his disposition, in the habit of leaving the employment of his master, and remaining in the woods for considerable portions of the year… manifested dispositions which render it proper and necessary to sell him…
… (Answer) … the joint answers of William P Gawen, James B Gawen, Thomas A Gawen, and Robert H Gawen, infants, by C C Baker, assigned their guardian ad litem, to a bill exhibited to the … Couty Court of Westmoreland by Juliet W Gawen, infant under the age of 21, by Alice J Gawen, her next friend.
These respondents being under age, place their interests under the protection of this worshipful court. Signed: Wm P Gawen

1850 US Census:
Name: Alice Gawen
Age: 46
Birth Year: abt 1804
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: Cople Parish, Westmoreland, Virginia, USA
Gender: Female
Family Number: 4
Household Members:
Name Age
Alice Gawen 46
Joseph A Gawen 25
William P Gawen 16
Julia W Gawen 18
James V Gawen 12
Thomas A Gawen 11
Robert H Gawen 6
Year: 1850; Census Place: Cople Parish, Westmoreland, Virginia; Roll: M432_980; Page: 274A; Image: 547
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1850 US Census:
Name: Thomas A Gowen
Age: 53
Birth Year: abt 1797
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: Cople Parish, Westmoreland, Virginia, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 178
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas A Gowen 53
Margaret P Gowen 53
Mary F Gowen 17
Year: 1850; Census Place: Cople Parish, Westmoreland, Virginia; Roll: M432_980; Page: 285A; Image: 569
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1850 US Census:
Name: Elizabeth Gowen
Age: 20
Birth Year: abt 1830
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: Cople Parish, Westmoreland, Virginia, USA
Gender: Female
Family Number: 33
Household Members:
Name Age
Mary F McKeldoe 60
Lucius McKeldoe 31
William McKeldoe 27
Elizabeth Gowen 20
James Surlvon 11
Year: 1850; Census Place: Cople Parish, Westmoreland, Virginia; Roll: M432_980; Page: 276A; Image: 551
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1850 US Census:
Name: John Gowin
Age: 37
Birth Year: abt 1813
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: Essex, Virginia, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 315
Household Members:
Name Age
John Gowin 37
Emily Gowin 41
Richard Gowin 18
Henry Martin 45
Mary Martin 7
Year: 1850; Census Place: Essex, Virginia; Roll: M432_942; Page: 84A; Image: 168
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1850 US Census:
Name: Frances Goun
Age: 35
Birth Year: abt 1815
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: Caroline, Virginia, USA
Gender: Female
Family Number: 788
Household Members:
Name Age
Saml Barwis 39
Elizabeth Barwis 30
John Barwis 12
Henry Barwis 10
Saml Barwis 9
Hannah Barwis 4
Sarah J Barwis 3
Richd Barwis 1
Frances Goun 35
John Goun 3
Year: 1850; Census Place: Caroline, Virginia; Roll: M432_939; Page: 273A; Image: 106
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1850 US Census:
Name: Thomas Going
Age: 38
Birth Year: abt 1812
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: Essex, Virginia, USA
Race: Mulatto
Gender: Male
Family Number: 696
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Going 38
Judith Going 34
George Going 14
Year: 1850; Census Place: Essex, Virginia; Roll: M432_942; Page: 104B; Image: 209
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1850 US Census:
Name: Lewis Gowing
Age: 44
Birth Year: abt 1806
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: Essex, Virginia, USA
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Family Number: 142
Household Members:
Name Age
Lewis Gowing 44
Elizabeth Gowing 40
Elizabeth Gowing 13
Year: 1850; Census Place: Essex, Virginia; Roll: M432_942; Page: 74A; Image: 148
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1850 US Census:
Name: William Gowing
Age: 17
Birth Year: abt 1833
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: Essex, Virginia, USA
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Family Number: 76
Household Members:
Name Age
Zachariah Norris 37
Catharine Norris 33
Ann Gowing 22
William Gowing 17
James Morris 9
George Gowing 3
John Gowing 0
Year: 1850; Census Place: Essex, Virginia; Roll: M432_942; Page: 70B; Image: 141
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1859-10 41 Alice Gawen vs. Adm. of William Gawen filed 1845
Oratrix: Alice Gawen, widow and relict of William Gawen
William Gawen, at the time of his death was possessed of several tracts of land, and a large personal estate. He directed in his will that all his estate be kept together under the management of his widow so long as she remain a widow, until the eldest son attains the age of 21 years. That son would get his portion. The oratrix’s marriage should not prejudice the rights of the oratrix to her 1/3 share. William Gawen departed this life in 1844 leaving the oratrix, his widow and children: Joseph Alexander Gawen, Catharine G. Gawen, Alice J. Gawen, Julia W. Gawen, William P. Gawen, James B Gawen, Thomas A. Gawen, and Robert H. Gawen, all infants. He left no provisions for the education and maintenance of the children.
The oratrix and the executor denounced the will. Lawrence Washington became administrator. The oratrix wants the court to issue a trust.
Defendants: Lawrence Washington, Joseph Alexander Gawen, Catharine G. Gawen, Alice J. Gawen, Julia W. Gawen, William P. Gawen, James B. Gawen, Thomas A. Gawen, and Robert H. Gawen
Westmoreland Co, Va. Loose Chancery Papers 1804-1864

 

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Westmoreland County, Va – notes

DEEDS and WILLS – Ancestry – (nothing btw 1800-1827)

Deeds and Wills Vol 26, 1828-1831

1829 Nov 20 …. between Jeremiah Stephens and Hannah his wife of the one part of the County of Westmoreland, and William Gawan of the same … of the other part… Jeremiah and Hannah his wife … sell unto the said William Gawan … land in the Parish of Cople and County of Westmoreland containing .. 50 acres… bounded … the main road leading to Oldhams Cross Roads on the South by the land belonging to the heirs of Samuel King decd and the land of James English, on the east by the land belonging to the heirs of Parsley Cox decd,… the said 50 acres of land is the said Jeremiah Stephens part in right of his wife the said Hannay and John P Coles part, (which the said Stephens purchased of him the said Cole) of the land formerly belonging to William Cole decd … Signed: Jeremiah Stephens, Hannah Stephens. Wits: Robert Bailey, Benj Walker, Fleet Cox, Warner M Hilliard. Deeds and Wills Vol 26, 1828-1831. pg. 361. Westmoreland County, Va.
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Deeds and Wills, Vol 27 (1831-1833)

1831 List of Owners of Land, and persons present:
… Willoughby Newton and James Smith owners of land, with William Gowne present… Deeds and Wills, Vol 27. (unnumbered, but list begins immediately after pg 503). Westmoreland County, Va.
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1832 July 7 – … between William Gawn and Alice his wife of the County of Westmoreland and State of Virginia of the one part and James W English of the said County and State of the other part … deliver unto the said James W English and his heirs forever, all that tract and parcel of land which I purchased of Jeremiah Stephens and wife, it being one half of the tract called Stony Hill … viz by the heirs of Presley Cox, the heirs of Downing Cox, Matthew R King and the lands of James English … Signed: William Gawn, Alice J Gawen. Wits: Robert Bailey, William H Benson, James S Dozier. Deeds and Wills, Vol 27. p. 492. Westmoreland County, Va.
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Deeds and Wills, Vol 28 (1833-1835)

Index: No Gawen/Goins in G’s index: 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=007645878_00557

Deeds and Wills, Vol 29
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1837 July 15 … between James M Smith and Agnes A Smith his wife of the one part and William Gawen of the other part… sell unto the said William Gawen and his heirs … land … in the Parish of Cople and County of Westmoreland called and known by the name of Wilmington, adjoining the lands of Robert Mayo, Willoughby Newton, and the heirs of William T Taliaferro… the same piece or parcel of land which was allotted to the Agnes A, then Agnes A Newton in the division of the real estate of her father the late Willoughby Newton …. Signed: J. M. Smith, Agnes A Smith. Deeds and Wills, Vol 29. p. 255. Westmoreland County, Va.
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Deeds and Wills, Vol 30, 1838-1841
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1839 Feb 14 … between William Gawen and Alice J his wife, of the County of Westmoreland and State of Virginia of the one part and Frances G Beale of the County and State aforesaid of the other part… sell unto her the said Frances G Beale and her heirs … land being 159 acres more or less which was sold by Willoughby Newton to William Gawen in the year 1838 … land he derived from the division of his fathers (Willoughby Newtons) estate, and purchased by said Newton from Samuel Garner. … situate, lying and being in the County aforesaid, Parish of Cople, and adjoining the lands of Robert Mayo Jr the heirs of John Campbell, William F Taliaferro and the land of said Gawen called Wilmington … Signed: William Gawen, Alice J Gawen. … Deeds and Wills, Vol 30, 1838-1841. p 146. Westmoreland County, Va.
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1839 July 22 – … We Walter Bowie and R H Chowning justices of the peace in the county aforesaid (Westmoreland) in the State of Virginia do hereby certify that Fanny G Beale the wife of William S Beale parties to a certain decree in Chancery in the said County Court of Westmoreland pronounced in the year 1836 for the sale of a tract of land called Cherry Grove .. personally appeared before us in our county aforesaid and being examined by us privily and apart from her husband and having the nature of the decree aforesaid fully explained to her she the said Fanny G Beale acknowledged the said decree to be her … and deed, and declared that she had willingly consented to the same and that she wished not to retract it, and that she transfers her part of the sale of the said land to William Gawen … on acct of the purchase of the plantation, whereon she now resides. Signed: Walter Bowie, R H Chowning. For value recd I assigne the within to John Critcher. Signed: William Gawan. Wit: R. H. Chowning. Virginia. Deeds and Wills, Vol 30, 1838-1841. p 150. Westmoreland County, Va.
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Deeds and Wills, Vol 31
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1839 Feb 14 – William Gawen and Alice his wife, of the County of Westmoreland of the one part and William H Benson of the said County of the other part … sell unto the said William H Benson … land commonly called Hagues … 234 acres … Signed: William Gawen, Alice J Gawen. Wits: John Critcher, Robert Bailey, R. H Chowning. Deeds and Wills, Vol 31. p. 259. Westmoreland County, Va.
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1842 Aug 10 – between Hiram Hardwick and Eliza R Hardwick his wife of the one part and Thamas A Gawen of the other part, all of the County of Westmoreland and State of Virginia … sell unto the said Thomas A Gawen …. land called Pleasant Grove … containg 300 acres … adjoining …. lands of Robert Carter Esqr and Peter Smith decd…. along through the land of Reuben Jordan decd … on to Mr Carters line … formerly occupied by Wm Packett decd … Signed: Hiram Hardwick, Eliza R Hardwick. Deeds and Wills, Vol 31. p. 320. Westmoreland County, Va.
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1843 June 23 – Peter L Self and Susan R his wife on the one part and William Gawen on the other part … sold unto the said Gawen a piece of land lying on the northwest side of the road which leads from Hardwicks Store to Loust Farm in the County of Westmoreland and containing 40 acres … purchased by said Self of Edward C Griffith and Mary Elizabeth his wife by deed bearing date 1st day of Jan 1840 … Signed: Peter Self, Susan R. Self. Deeds and Wills, Vol 31. p. 364. Westmoreland County, Va.
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1843 June 9 – .. between Robert Mayo Jr commissioner of the County Court of Westmoreland in the case of Johnson v. Johnson and others of the one part and Thomas A Gawen of said county of the other part … by value of a decree of the said court in the case aforesaid of the Sept 1840 and also of a decree therein of the 23 of Jan 1843 hereto annexed … sell unto the said Thomas A Gawen all that … land lying and being in Machodic Neck late by the property of Wm Johnson decd bounded on the one side by the lands of Wm Barnett decd and on the other by the land of James Rose heirs and others and which is the same tract of land purchased by Hannibal Chandler under the said first mentioned decree … Signed: R. Mayo Jr. Deeds and Wills, Vol 31. p. 392. Westmoreland County, Va.
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1843 Sept 27 …. between Thomas A Gawin and Margarette his wife of the first part and Hiram Hardwick of the second part … deliver unto him the said Hiram Hardwick … land sitating and being in Mechoduch Neck in the County of Westmoreland adjoining the lands of William Barnets decd on the North James Rose decd on the east John Steel decd on the south, and bounded by the creek on the west and containing 65 acres of land … Signed: Thos A Gawen, Margaret P Gawen. Deeds and Wills, Vol 31. p. 393-395. Westmoreland County, Va.
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1844 Jan 17 … I William Gawen of Westmoreland County and State of Virginia do make this my last will and testament … under the management of my wife Alice Gawen so long as she shall remain my widow until my eldest son arrives to the age of 21 years and that then he shall receive his portion and each son shall in like manner receive his portion on arriving at the same age of 21 years and also that my daughters shall each receive their portions at the same age of 21 years or on their marriage should either of them marry before arriving to that age. … remainder of my estate … shall be considered as a joint interest for the children under 21 yers of age and that no account shall be kept for the maintenance or education of any child … I appoint my wife Alice Gawen executrix and Thomas A Gawen executor of this my last will and testament… Signed: William Gawen. Wit: Jos. Wheelwright, Malachi Courtney, Edward T Sanford. … will proved up on July 22, 1844… Deeds and Wills, Vol 31. p. 527. Westmoreland County, Va.
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1842 Jan 5 – Jeremiah Thrift and Elizabeth his wife of the County of Westmoreland …. convey to the said William Gawn … land lying on the west side of the main road from Cary’s Shop to the graveyard of the south field being part of said landnow in … adjoining Wilmington and cut off from the Oaks by said road containing by estimation 40 acres … being a portion of the said Oaks tract of land heretofore conveyed by Willoughby Newton to the said Jeremiah Thrift … Signed: Jeremiah Thrift, Elizabeth H Thrift. Deeds and Wills, Vol 31. p. 528. Westmoreland County, Va.
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Deeds and Wills, Vol 33.
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1849 April 12 … between Jeremiah C Thrift and Alice J Thrift his wife of the County of Westmoreland of the one part and Alice J Gawen of said County of the other part… sell unto the said Alice J Gawen … all that tract of land adjoining the land of the heirs of the late William Gawen decd containing by recent survey 35 acres and which tract of land formerly belonged to the late William Gawen decd and was allotted to said Alice J Thrift his daughter in the division of his property… Signed: Jeremiah C Thrift, Alice J Thrift. Deeds and Wills, Vol 33. p. 285. Westmoreland County, Va.
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Records and Inventories, Vol 19, 1841-1845
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1844 Oct 9 – William Gawen inventory and appraisement. Records and Inventories, Vol 19, 1841-1845 p. 565. Westmoreland County, Va.
.. Richard C Lanfords bond due May 1, 1838 … Andrew Reads bond due Aug 25, 1837 … Samuel C Woors bond due March 10, 1840… Samuel C Woors and Jas G Garners bond due Dec 6, 1838 … Hiram Hardwicks bond due Aug 4, 1833 … Lawrence Lanfords bond due May 9, 1843 … Peter L Selfs draft on Saml R Thrift due Jan 1 1844, Hiram Hardwicks bond due Apr 5, 1841… Chas B Turners bond payabe to Jno Critcher due Jan 1 1843 … David B Taylors bond due Sept 1 1843 … John L Baileys bond due Jan 1 1838 … Nathan Healys bond due Sept 7, 1843 … James M Doziers bond due aug 18 1838 … Malichi Courtneys bond due Sept 1 1843 .. Edward L Sanfords bond due Jan 1 1841 … George Delanos bond due Dec 8 1836 … Henry N Cox bond due Jan 1 1843 .. Jno B Murphys bond made payable to J Critcher Jan 1 1844 … Jno L Baileys bond due Sept 3, 1842 payable to H Hardwick.. John L Bayleys bond due Jan 6 1837 … R. Murphys bond to J Critcher due Jan 1 1844 … Wm B Chownings bond due May 9, 1842 … Edward T Sanfords bond due May 16 1842 … John Critchers obligation to furnish Wm Gawen with Jas Lowe and R. Baileys bond due Jan 1 1844…Peter L Self, Henry Beale Jr, Ro Bailey, and R. H Chownings bond due Jan 1, 1846 … (2 pages of items) … Jno L Baileys vessel… 1 negro man called parker … 1 negro woman named Betsey and 2 children (Mary and Adam)… 1 negro woman Beckey… Signed: D H Lapscott, Walter Bowie, R H Chowning. Records and Inventories, Vol 19, 1841-1845. p. 565-567.
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1844 July 22 … at a court held for Westmoreland County … the Last Will and Testament of William Gawen decd was presented … by the oaths of Joseph Wheelwright, Malachi Courtney, and Edward L Sanford subscribing witnesses thereto and ordred to be recorded, whereupon the executor and executrix in the said will refused to take upon themselves the burthen of the execution thereof and on the motion of Alice Gawen, the estate of the said William Gawen is committed to the hands of the sheriff of this county for adm with the will aforesaid annexed, and Joseph Wheelwright, Robert H Chowning, Walter Bowie and D H Tapscott are appointed commsnrs to appraise said estate and make report etc. Records and Inventories, Vol 19, 1841-1845 p. 568. Westmoreland County, Va.
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Records and Inventories, Vol 20, 1845-1850
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1846 July 22 …The Estate of William Gawen decd In Account With … Records and Inventories, Vol 20, 1845-1850. p. 398. Westmoreland Co, Va.
… case of Gawen v Gawen admr … pd Jas W English… pd the admrs of R. Bailey …
Signed: Chas C Baker, Comsnr
Pursuant to an order of the County Court of Westmoreland I have stated and settled a further acount of Lawrence Washington late sheriff of said county and as such administration with the will annexed of William Gawen decd as is herewith reported exhibiting a balance due the administrator on the 22d day of October 1847 of $207.47 with interest on $204.50cts. 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=007540912_00415

PEOPLE:

Alexander Gowin b. 1763 in Westmoreland Co, Va per enlistment in 1780 at Chesterfield Co, Va.
in 1810 US Census in Westmoreland – age over 45 yrs (b. bef. 1765)

Lettis Gawen b. btw. 1776-1794 m. Corbin Drake on Mar 7, 1829 in Westmoreland Co, Va. (Note:  possibly Alexander Gowin’s wife – he no longer shows in records after the 1810 US Census – so he possibly died some time between 1810-1829).

John Gawen b. bef. 1775 m. Mary Gawen b. bef. 1775
m. M P Gawen b. 1796, she died July 24, 1865 in Westmoreland Co, Va.
m. Mary Young Sutton in Westmoreland Co, Va. married Dec 11, 1866. – b. abt 1822. d. Apr 6, 1882. Mary Y. McKenney is maiden name. Parents: James McKenney, Mary McKenney.

son – Thomas Luther Gawen b. 1796 in Westmoreland Co, Va – d. Sep 4, 1872 (likely this is Thomas Arthur Gawen).

Thomas Arthur Gawen b. btw 1791-1800 d. Sept 4, 1872 m. Margaret P. Smith – her brother is William P Smith who died in 1829 – she was widow of William Johnson bef marrying Thos. A Gawen. Her father in law from William Johnson’s marriage was George Johnson. Thos A. Gawen was guardian ad litem for Geo. J Johnson – (child of his wife Margaret?).

daughter – Mary F. Gowen b. abt 1833.

William Gawen b. btw 1791-1800 – d. 1844 m. Alice Jefferson Garner b. 1800 – d. Nov 20, 1882 in Westmoreland Co, Va.
married on Dec 14, 1818 in Westmoreland Co, Va.

son – Joseph Alexander Gawin b. abt 1825 – m. Feb 29, 1860 to Jane A Brown
daughter – Julia W Gawen b. 1832 (minor in 1849 ct papers)
son – William Presley Gawen b. abt 1834 (minor in 1849 ct papers) – d. Dec 16, 1889 in Westmoreland Co, Va. m. Elizabeth Ann Murphy on Sept 25, 1859 in Westmoreland Co, Va.
son – James Benton Gawen b. abt 1838 (minor in 1849 ct papers) m. Sallie Elizabeth Dunnahaw on Dec 18, 1866 in Westmoreland Co, Va.
son – Thomas A. Gawen (minor in 1849 ct papers) b. abt 1839 (minor in 1849 ct papers)
son – Robert H. Gawen b. abt 1844 (minor in 1849 ct papers)
daughter – Alice J. Gawen m. Jeremiah C. Thrift – son of Jeremiah Thrift and Elizabeth.
daughter – Catherine G. Gawin m. Thomas P. Moss – marriage date Dec 9, 1846.

Martha Gawen m. John B Barber on Jan 17, 1817 in Westmoreland Co, Va.

 

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