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William Gowen
(1683-Abt 1725)
Catherine LNU
(-Abt 1739)
Alexander Gowen, Sr.
(1715-1774)
Sophia LNU
(-Abt 1816)
Sherwood Gowen
(1769-1823)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Ruth Bennett

2. Elizabeth Coventon
3. Susannah Simmons

Sherwood Gowen 3

  • Born: 1769, , , North Carolina, USA 3
  • Marriage (1): Ruth Bennett on 30 Apr 1793 in , Caswell, North Carolina, USA 1
  • Marriage (2): Elizabeth Coventon on 31 Dec 1804 in , Caswell, North Carolina, USA 2
  • Marriage (3): Susannah Simmons
  • Died: 1823, , Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA at age 54 4

bullet   Other names for Sherwood were Shadrack Going 5 and Sherod Going.6

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bullet  General Notes:

There appears to be two men name Sherwood Goin in early VA.
In the 1820 census, Sherod Going was enumerated in Pittsylvania Co., VA., but Sherard Gowing was enumerated in Albemarle Co., VA.
In 1830, Sherwood Gowin was enumerated with others of that family name in Albemarle Co., VA.
Court records of Pittsylvania Co., VA. indicate Sherwood of died in that county about 1823.
According to widow's pension application, Sherwood of Albemarle Co., died in 1837.

bullet  Birth Notes:

1752 calculated base on Sherwood's age (76) in his Oct 1828 pension deposition

bullet  Death Notes:

Date based on court case involving estate of Sherwood Going

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:



Estate: Sale Alexander Going, 2 May 1775, , Orange, North Carolina, USA. 7 Transcription by Beth Carruth
citing: Orange County records at the NC State Archives in Raleigh July 2012 - Inventories Sales & Accounts of Estates, in 24 Volumes : First Volume (1756-1785) ) p. 305-307
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"Transcription of "Acct of Sales of the Estate of Alex'r Going decd. May 2d 1775"
.............................................................................................Pounds/shillings/pence
4 Cows & 2 Calves to Daniel Going............................................10/-/-
3 Cows & Yearlings to Jas. Gulaspey...........................................8/15/-
2 Cows & Calves to Daniel Going.................................................7/10/-
2 Cows & Yearlings to John Kennoday.........................................8/14/6
1 Bull & 4 steers to Daniel Going..................................................8/5
2 Cows & Calves to Ditto..............................................................7/5/6
10 head Hogs to Ditto...................................................................4/10/-
1 lot Hogs to Ditto.......................................................................14/-
1 lot Ditto to John Going Jun.........................................................4/-
5 Hogs to Sophia Going................................................................3/7/-
18 Sheep to Ditto...........................................................................9/-
.........................................................Carried forward L -

Next page, 306
Amount brought forward -

1 Sorrel Horse to Daniel Going.....................................................2/10/-
1 black Mare to Sophia Going......................................................3/15/-
1 black Colt to Daniel Going..........................................................7/10/-
1 Still to Sophia Going................................................................12/-/-
1 xCutsaw to Daniel Going............................................................2/-/-
1 handsaw to James Galaspey......................................................-/15/-
4 plow Hoes to Daniel Going..........................................................1/0/6
1 lot old Iron to Ditto.......................................................................-/15/-
3 Axes & 1 (Grubing) Hoe to Ditto..................................................-/19/-
2 pole Axes to Ditto........................................................................-/12/-
3 Augers to Ditto 4/ 1 (Carp'r) Adze to Ditto 6/6...........................-/10/6
1 lot Iron to James Galaspey..........................................................-/3/-
1 plough to Danl. Going 12/ 1 old wagon to Ditto 40/-.................2/12/-
5 (Weeding) Hoes to Do. 20/ 1 Rifle Gun 92/...............................5/12/-
1 Feather Bed & furniture to Ditto..................................................6/12/-
1 Ditto & Ditto to Ditto..........................................................7/8/-
1 Ditto & Ditto to Sophia Going.............................................6/-/-
1 Ditto & Ditto to Ditto............................................................8/15/-
1 Table to Daniel Going..................................................................-/15/-
Feathers & furniture to Ditto...........................................................3/10/-
1 Spinning Wheel to Sophia Going.................................................-/4/-
1 Ditto to Ditto....................................................................-/4/-
4 Bowls to Daniel Going.................................................................-/7/6
4 Ditto to Alex'r. Going..............................................................-/9/-
4 Ditto to Henry Dixon................................................................-/8/-
5 pewter Basons to Danl. Going....................................................1/1/6
5 pewter plates to Ditto.................................................................-/11/6
5 Ditto to Sophia Going..............................................................-/7/6
4 Porringers to Ditto......................................................................-/5/-
4 Ditto to Jas. Galaspey..............................................................-/6/-
4 Ditto to Danl. Going..................................................................-/8/-
6 Earthen plates to James Sanders Sen........................................-/5/-
5 Ditto to Robert Terry...............................................................-/4/6
2 pewter Dishes to Danl. Going.....................................................-/12/-
1 lot tin Ware to Ditto...................................................................-/2/-
3 Glass Bottles to Saml. Robertson..............................................-/2/6
1 Mug & (Spice) Mortar to Danl. Going.........................................-/13/-
1 Mug to James Bradley 1/1 doz.Cups & (saucers) to Ditto 3/6..-/4/7
1 lot pewter Spoons to Danl. Going..............................................-/1/8
1 Dutch Oven 17/6 1 frying pan 7/6 1 Iron pot 8/6................... /13/6
1 Skittel (skillet?)1/8 1 pot 21/ 6 Queen(?) ware plates 6/.........1/8/8
1 Dish & 5 plates 8/ 1 doz. Spoons 5/ 1 pr sheep shears........2/-/15/-
1 Stone Pitcher & 1 Glass (Tumbler?) to Jas. Galaspey..............-/2/9
doz. Cups & (saucers) to Jas. Sanders (Jun)...........................-/2/6
1 Earthen Mug to John Cannoday................................................-/-/8


Next page, 307
Amount brought over -

1 Man's Saddle to Thomas Rogers.............................................-/19/6
1 Iron Pot 6/6 fishing (Saine) L6/12 to Danl. Going.................6/18/6
1 Negroe Man named Sam to Daniel Going.............................90/-/-
1 Do. Woman " Lucy to Ditto.............................................55/-/-
1 Do. Man " Bob to Ditto..........................................106/-/-
1 Do. Girl " Sarah to Sophia Going.............................80/-/-
1 Do. Boy " Will to Danl. Going................................67/-/-
1 Do. Girl " Hannah to Sophia Going.........................50/-/-
1 Do. Boy " Flank to Ditto........................................50/-/-
8 old Hogsheads to Daniel Going...............................................-/17/-
..................................................................Total amount......L 676/16/4

........................................................Henry Dixon D.S.
Orange County May Co 1775. The above acct. of Sales was returned in open Court and ordered to be Recorded.
.........................................................Test.
From Orange County records at the NC State Archives in Raleigh July 2012
Inventories Sales & Accounts of Estates, in 24 Volumes : First Volume (1756-1785) ) p. 305-307" This event was shared from Alexander Gowen, Sr. who also shared it with Alexander Gowin, Jr. (buyer), Daniel Gowen (buyer), Jesse Gowen (buyer), John Gowan (buyer), and Sophia LNU (buyer).

Court: Clopton v Going, Nov 1798, , Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA. 8 "November Court 1798
George Clopton Demandant
Against
Sophia Going, Jesse Going, John Going and Sherwood Going .. Tenants
Upon a Writ of Right..."
This event was shared from Sophia LNU who also shared it with Jesse Gowen (Defendant) and John Gowan (Defendant).



Deed: Gift or personal property from Sophia Gowen to her son Sherwood, 16 Jun 1800, , Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA. 9 Image and transcription courtesy Beth Carruth 2014

"Sophia Going to Sherwood Going 1800 household goods and stock

Be it remembered that these presents comes Greeting and made known to all whom it may concern that Whereas my Son Sherwood Going hath paid and advanced sundry sums of Money for me at divers times to amount equal in value to what shall be herein after conveyed to compensate him. Be it known that I Sophia Going of the County of Pittsylvania and State afd. as well for the foregoing consideration as for the love I bear for him as a Child do by these presents make over, sell, alien, enfeoff and confirm to him the said Sherwood Going, and do moreover deliver by Virtue of this Indenture to the sd Sherwood and his heirs for ever the following property, to wit, Negro Sary Negro Tom, one Sorrel Mare, one dark bay Horse, Colt, two Cows, one Stear yearling one Heifer yearling, one Desk, one Chest, one Cubbard, two Beds and furnature - Six puter basons, one dozen and half of puter plates, two dozen of Earthen plates, one pare of Stillards and the hole of my Castings and one Walnut Table, two Bedsteads, five Chairs, three Warter Vessels, one Case of Knives & forks and all her plantation Utensils and thre Pewter Dishes, one box Iron & heaters. Which said goods and Chattles, Stock, furniture and other property I the said Sophia do & will Warrant and for ever defend against the claim or demand of all and every Person or persons whatsoever but to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Sherwood and is heirs and assigns for ever And further covenant to Warrant and defend a good and Lawful title in and to the said Property to him the said Sherwood and to his heirs and assigns for ever In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this 16th day of April 1800 - Suffiah herXmark Gowin (seal)
Sealed and delivered in the presence off.. John his mark Winters Wm. Wright

At a Court held for Pittsylvania County June the 16th. 1800 - This Bill of Sale was presented in Court and proved by the Oaths of two of the witnesses thereto to be the act and deed of the within named Sophia Gowing party thereto Ordered that the same be recorded -
Teste Will Tunstall C P C


From Pittsylvania County Deed Book 12, p. 153"
This event was shared from Sophia LNU



Deed: Sophia Gowin 200 acres to son Sherwood, 15 Nov 1814, , Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA. 10 Transcription of deed between Sophia Going and her son Sherwood giving him 200 acres of land. 1814, Pittsylvania County, VA. This land makes up half of the acreage owned by Sophia Going.
1814 Pittsylvania County, VA. From Pittsylvania County Deed Book 19, page 27-28

Image and transcription courtesy Beth Carruth 2014

"This Indenture, made this fourteenth day of October in the year of our Lord Christ Eighteen Hundred and fourteen, Between Sophia Gowin and her son Sherwood Gowin both of the County of Pittsylvania & State of Virginia, Witnesseth, that the said Sophia Gowin for the natural affection which she has and do bear towards her son and more especially for the care he has taken of me in my old age have given and granted to him the said Sherwood and to his heirs and assigns forever a Certain Tract piece or parcel of Land situate lying and being in the County and State aforesaid adjoining the state line and bounded as follows, To wit, Beginning at a pine on the state line James Parrishes Corner and runing West with the state line to a red oak on Coxes line then North with Coxes line so far as to make two Hundred Acres adjoining the state line making the Land on an oblong square including two forks of rattlesnake Creek and the plantation whereon the said Sherwood now lives together with all and singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appurtaining and the said Sophia Gowin doth for herself her Heirs and assigns warrant and forever defend the right and title of said Land and premises, In Witness whereof she hath hereunto set her hand and affixed her seal the day and Year first above written -
Sophia her+mark Gowin (seal)

Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence of -
Dan'l Farley Fauntleroy
Allen Peyton Going
Stephen T. Woodson

At a Court held for Pittsylvania County the 15th day of November 1814 The within written Deed of Gift was presented in Court and proved by the oaths of three witnesses thereto subscribed to the act and Deed of the within named Sophia Gowin party thereto and ordered to be recorded -
Teste Will Tunstall Cl

From Pittsylvania County Deed Book 19, page 27-28"



This event was shared from Sophia LNU who also shared it with Peyton Gowen (Witness).



Census, 7 Aug 1820, , Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA. 6 http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7734&enc=1
1820 United States Federal Census
Name:Sherod Going
Home in 1820 (City, County, State):Pittsylvania, Virginia
Enumeration Date:August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:4
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15:2
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:1
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:2
Slaves - Males - 26 thru 44:1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture:4
Free White Persons - Under 16:7
Free White Persons - Over 25:3
Total Free White Persons:10
Total Slaves:1
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:11
ve Source Citation: 1820 U S Census; Census Place: , Pittsylvania, Virginia; Page: 60; NARA Roll: M33_140; Image: 113.
Source Information:

Ancestry.com. 1820 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Original data: Fourth Census of the United States, 1820. (NARA microfilm publication M33, 142 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Estate: inventory, 3 Sep 1823, , Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA. 4 Transcription provied by Beth Carruth 2014
Transcription Sherwood Going Inventory 1823 Pittsylvania County VA

An Appraisement of the Estate of Sherwood Gowin dec'd. Taken the 3rd of September 1823

1 Negro Girl named Lucinda $350.00
1 Negro Man Tom worth nothing
1 stud colt 50.00
1 sorrel mare 60.
1 sorrel do. 30.00
1 young sorrel horse 30.00

Sherwood Goings Inv'y &c Cont'd

1 Cow (bell) & calf 10.00
1 Red Cow 10.00
3 Heifers at $8.00 apiece 24.00
2 small do. at $4.00 apiece 8.00
1 Small Steer 2.50
11 Sheep at $1..50c 16.50
2 Stacks of Oats 15.00
5 Hogs at 2..50c 12.50
1 Small red sow & 5 piggs 5.00
2 Hogsheads 2 do. 4.50
1 powdering Tub 50 One Rum hhd 50c 1.00
2 cutting machines 5.00
1 parcel of hogshead staves 1.00
1 Grindstone & (Bee) Stand 8.00
2 plows (Strus) (Clives) & pin 2.00
2 Setts plow gear 2.00
1 Coulter 3 pole axes & 1 broad ax 3.75
2 Wedges 2 Grubbing hoes & mattox 2.50
1 hilling hoe 3 Weeding hoe 2.00
$ 655.25

2 Scythe & cradles 2.
1 Dawg knife 2 augers & 1 hand saw .75
1 pair Styllars 1.25
1 mans saddle 3.50
1 Old do. .50
7 Chairs & Shot gun 10.00
3 beds & furniture 10 each 30.00
1 Walnut table $5 1 do. 1$ 6.00
1 Old Desk 2 Walnut Chest 12.00
1 Blue Do. 1 pine Table 2.00
1 Cupboard & Contents 4.00
2 spinning wheels 1 flax do. 2.50
1 wheat sive & 1 case bottles 2.00
11 pewter plates 3 dishes 5 spoons & 4 basons 6.00
1 box of knives & forks 1 coffee pot 1.25
1 Loom & 3 slays 4.00
2 said Irons 2 large potts 1 (s) do. & skillet 5.50
1 Oven & hooks 2 Tight Casks 1.25
$749.75

In Obedience to an Order of Court to us directed we have appraised the Estate of Sherwood Going Given under our hands this 1st day of August 1824.
Julius Allen
Joseph Motley
Jas M Williams Jr.

At a Court held for Pittsylvania County the 18th day of October 1824 This Inventory and appraisement of the estate of Sherwood Going dec'd. was returned to court and ordered to be recorded
Teste Will Tunstall CPC


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Sherwood married Ruth Bennett on 30 Apr 1793 in , Caswell, North Carolina, USA.1


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Sherwood next married Elizabeth Coventon on 31 Dec 1804 in , Caswell, North Carolina, USA.2


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Sherwood next married Susannah Simmons.


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Sources


1 carrutheb, "Rhymes-Bennett Family Tree," database and images, http://Rhymes-Bennett Family Tree(http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/67610364/person/38196955484 : accessed 23 Jun 2014); Elizabeth Coventon; http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/67610364/person/38193344049. Surety: 2.

2 carrutheb, "Rhymes-Bennett Family Tree," database and images, http://Rhymes-Bennett Family Tree(http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/67610364/person/38196955484 : accessed 23 Jun 2014); Elizabeth Coventon; http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/67610364/person/38193368332. Surety: 2.

3 carrutheb, "Rhymes-Bennett Family Tree," database and images, http://Rhymes-Bennett Family Tree(http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/67610364/person/38196955484 : accessed 19 Jun 2014); Sherwood Gowen; http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/67610364/person/38167011974. Surety: 2.

4 carrutheb, "Rhymes-Bennett Family Tree," database and images, http://Rhymes-Bennett Family Tree(http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/67610364/person/38196955484 : accessed 19 Jun 2014); Sherwood Gowen; http://mv.ancestry.com/viewer/ad8d706d-f346-459a-8c27-fe5c0c631d3b/67610364/38193344049?_phsrc=eci473&usePUBJs=true. Surety: 2.

5 carrutheb, "Rhymes-Bennett Family Tree," database and images, http://Rhymes-Bennett Family Tree(http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/67610364/person/38196955484 : accessed 19 Jun 2014); Sherwood Going; http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/67610364/person/38193344049/comments?pg=32768&pgpl=pid. Surety: 2.

6 United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Fourth Census of the United States, 1820 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1820. M33, 142 rolls), 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Pittsylvania, Virginia; Page: 60; NARA Roll: M33_140; Image: 113 http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=1820usfedcenancestry&h=1121312&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=eci451&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&. Repository: NARA - National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20408-0001. Surety: 4.

7 Beth Carruth, VA [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE,], e-mail, July 08, 2014, "Alexander Going Estate Sale". Surety: 4.

8 carrutheb, "Rhymes-Bennett Family Tree," database and images, http://Rhymes-Bennett Family Tree(http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/67610364/person/38196955484 : accessed 19 Jun 2014); Sophie; http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/67610364/person/38167011974/mediax/4?pgnum=1&pg=0&pgpl=pid%7CpgNum. Surety: 2.

9 carrutheb, "Rhymes-Bennett Family Tree," database and images, http://Rhymes-Bennett Family Tree(http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/67610364/person/38196955484 : accessed 19 Jun 2014); Sherwood Gowen; http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/67610364/person/38193344049/mediax/2?pgnum=1&pg=0&pgpl=pid%7CpgNum. Surety: 2.

10 carrutheb, "Rhymes-Bennett Family Tree," database and images, http://Rhymes-Bennett Family Tree(http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/67610364/person/38196955484 : accessed 19 Jun 2014); Sherwood Gowen; http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/67610364/person/38193344049/mediax/3?pgnum=1&pg=0&pgpl=pid%7CpgNum. Surety: 2.


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