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John Geaween
(est 1605-)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Margaret Cornish

John Geaween 2

  • Born: est 1605, , , , West Africa 2
  • Marriage: Margaret Cornish 1
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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Slavery, 1620, , , Virginia, USA. 2 "I have also come across several more Spanish/Porto surnames among blacks in the Virginia colony which will support the Angola/Kongo Portuguese position. In addition, a third ship I have found which arrived in the late 1620s may actually be the ship upon which John Geaween arrived if not aboard the Dutch in 1619."

"That John Geaween being a negro servant unto William Evans..."

Emancipation, 31 Mar 1641, , , Virginia, USA. 2 "John Geaween [Gowen?] was one of the first Africans to earn his freedom in Virginia according to "Virginia Magazine of History & Biography," Volume XI, page 281. On March 31, 1641 the Virginia Court ordered: "That John Geaween being a negro servant unto William Evans was permitted by his said master to keep hogs and made the best benefit thereof to him-self provided that the said Evans might have half the increase . . . and whereas the said negro having a young child of a negro woman belonging to Lieut Robert Sheppard . . . the said negro did for his said child purchase its freedom of Lieut. Robert Sheppard . . . the court hath therefore ordered that the child shall be free from the said Evans . ."
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Immigration: headright of William Ewins, 29 Sep 1643, , James City County, Virginia, USA. 3 John Grasheare a headright for William Ewins may be the same person as John Geaween who was freed by William Ewins over two years before this headright date in 1643.
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URL (Click on link) http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=904&last=&g_p=P1&collection=LO Patent
Author Link Ewins, William. grantee.
Title LinkLand grant 29 September 1643.
Gen. note "See a memo at the foot of the record of this patent."
Summary Location: James City County.
Description: 1100 acres lying at the head of the upper Chippokes; bounded &c. at the head of the westermost branch of the of creek. .
Source: Land Office Patents No. 1, 1623-1643 (v.1 & 2), p. 904 (Reel 1).
Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
Subject - Personal LinkEwins, William. grantee.
Subject - Topical LinkLand titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- James City County.
Subject -Geographic LinkJames City County (Va.) -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form LinkLand grants -- Virginia -- James City County.
Added Entry LinkVirginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.
LinkLibrary of Virginia. Archives.

System Number 000752512

http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F/DR6DET86D6J63C9SK92JVEF44T1V86Q4XJID1H62Q458J8XV9G-01536?func=full-set-set&set_number=005218&set_entry=000001&format=999

Cavaliers and Pioneers. Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666, Vol. I

Residence, Abt 1647, , Lancaster, Virginai, USA. 4

Court: Officer of the court, Aft 1647, , Lancaster, Virginai, USA. 5

y-DNA Results: Haplogroup E1b1a, Abt 2010. 6 Goins DNA Project - 67 marker y-DNA test Kit #201264 is related to 5 other kit #s on the project with genetic distance of 5 or less
https://www.familytreedna.com/public/goins/default.aspx?section=ycolorized This event was shared from Claude Otis Wilson who also shared it with Alexander Gowen, Sr. (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), Ebenezer Jahue Gowan (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), John Gowan (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), John Gowan, Jr (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), Meredith Gowan (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), Mihill Gowen (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), Roy Lee Gowan (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), Thomas Gowen (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), Thomas Isaac Gowan (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), William Gowen (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), and William Gowen (Ancestor of y-DNA testee).

y-DNA Results: Haplogroup E1b1a, Abt 2010. 7 Goins DNA Project - 67 marker y-DNA test Kit #253129
related to 5 other kit #s on the project with genetic distance of 5 or less
https://www.familytreedna.com/public/goins/default.aspx?section=ycolorized This event was shared from Thomas Craig Goins who also shared it with Alexander Gowen, Sr. (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), Alexander Gowin, Jr. (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), Edward Edmond Goins (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), James Durham Goines (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), Julius Ceasar Goines (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), Mihill Gowen (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), Thomas Gowen (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), Thomas Straley Goins (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), William Goins (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), William Gowen (Ancestor of y-DNA testee), and William Mckinley Goines (Ancestor of y-DNA testee).


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John married Margaret Cornish.1 (Margaret Cornish was born in , , , West Africa 2.)


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Sources


1 Gowen Research FoundationGowen Research Foundation, "Gowen Research Foundation," database, Gowen Research Foundation(http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/ : accessed 11 Jun 2014), Margarett Cornish; http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/gowenms001.htm. Repository: Gowen Research Foundation, 5708 Gary Avenue , Lubbock, TX 79413. Surety: 0.

2 Gowen Research FoundationGowen Research Foundation, "Gowen Research Foundation," database, Gowen Research Foundation(http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/ : accessed 11 Jun 2014), Mihil Gowens; http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/gowenms001.htm. Repository: Gowen Research Foundation, 5708 Gary Avenue , Lubbock, TX 79413. Surety: 0.

3 Virginia State Land Office, "Land Office Grants" (Source: Land Office Grants No. 63, 1812-1813, p. 132 (Reel 129). Part of the index to the recorded copies of grants issued by the Virginia Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Basic search url: http://ajax.lva.lib.va.us/F/?func=file&file_name=find-b-clas30&local_base=CLAS30), John Grasheare a headright for William Ewins may be the same person as John Geaween who was emancipated by William Ewins. Repository: VA, Library of Virginia - Land Office Grants, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219-8000. Surety: 1.

4 Tim Hashaw, The Birth of Black America The First African Americans and the Pursuit of Freedom at Jamestown (New York, New York: Caroll & Graf, 2007), page 172. Surety: 1.

5 Tim Hashaw, The Birth of Black America The First African Americans and the Pursuit of Freedom at Jamestown (New York, New York: Caroll & Graf, 2007), page 173. Surety: 1.

6 Family Tree DNA, "Goins DNA Project Kit #201264" database, Family Tree DNA(https://www.familytreedna.com/?c=1 : accessed 18 Jun 2014), https://www.familytreedna.com/public/goins/default.aspx?section=ycolorized. Surety: 4.

7 Family Tree DNA, "Goins DNA Project Kit #253129" database, Family Tree DNA(https://www.familytreedna.com/?c=1 : accessed 18 Jun 2014), https://www.familytreedna.com/public/goins/default.aspx?section=ycolorized. Surety: 4.


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