John Gowen, Jr 1
- Born: Abt 1730 1
- Marriage: Elizabeth LNU 1
Noted events in his life were:
• Court: suit, May 1764, , Orange, North Carolina, USA. 1 Paul Heinegg suggests that John Gowen, Jr. was the "John Go-ing" who was sued in Orange County, North Carolina in May 1764, according to Orange County Court Minutes. Addi-tionally he suggests that John Gowen, Jr. was "John Going" who was verbally excoriated by Col. John Hogan of Orange County. The colonel declared in 1765 that he "knew John Go-ing well and that he was a trifling, contemptible fellow, a gam-bler, and a mulatto . . . he was then insolvent and probably is so still, if alive," according to "Claims of British Merchants af-ter the Revolutionary War."
• Estate, 17 Mar 1801, , Henry, Virginia, USA. 1 "The Last Will and Testament of John Going, Dec'd.
In the Name of God amen I John Going, Sen., of the County and State of Virginia being sick & weak in body but of sound mind & memory and calling to mind that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following Viz.
First I recommend my Soul unto the hands [of] Almighty God who [gave it] not in the least doubting I shall receive the same at the great day of the Resurrection & as to see the worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with I give as follows:
Item: I give & bequeath unto my well beloved daughter Nancy Goin one Sorrel Horse Coult, one Cow & Calf also one feather bed & furniture to her and her heirs for ever.
Item: I give & bequeath unto my well beloved daughter Sussanna Goin one Roan Mare one Cow & Calf also one feather bed & furniture to her & her heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeath to my well beloved son Simeon Goin one cow & calf & one feather bed & furniture to him and his heirs for ever.
Item: I give & bequeath unto my well beloved son Zedikiah Goin one cow & calf also one feather bed& furniture to him & his heirs for ever.
Item: I give & bequeath to my well beloved son John Goin one cow & calf & one feather bed & furniture to him & his heirs for ever.
Item: I give & bequeath unto my well beloved son Iasiah [sic] Goin one feather bed & furniture to him & his heirs for ever.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son Zachariah Goin one feather bed & furniture to him & his heirs for ever.
Item: I give & bequeath unto my well beloved son Littleberry Goin one feather bed and furniture to him& his heirs for ever.
Item: I give & bequeath unto my well beloved son Clabourn Goin one feather bed & furniture to him and his heirs for ever.
Item: I lend unto my well beloved wife Elizabeth Goin during her natural life all my stock of all kind my household & kitchen furniture together with all my land & plantations whereon I now live & after her death my will and desire is that all my land lying in the Countys of Henry and Patrick be sold & the money arising from the said sale to be equally divided amongst all my children that be then living that is to say Zephaniah Goin Nancy Goin Susanna Goin Clabourn Goin Littleberry Goan Elizabeth Minor wife of Hezekiah Minor to them and their heirs for ever & I do hereby appoint my Friend John Stone & John Cox, Jr. my executors of this my last will & testament revoking and disannulling all wills heretofore by me made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this 17th Day of March One thousand eight hundred and one.
John [X] Goin
Signed Sealed Published and Declared for the
Said John Goin's last Will & Testament
In the Presence of
Mary [X] Stone
Probate of the Will of John Going, Jr.
At the Court held for Henry County on the 25th Day of May 1801
The within Last Will & Testament of John Going dec'd was exhibited in Court and proved by the Oaths of the witnesses thereto to be published & declared as for the sd John Going Last Will & Testament & the same was Ordered to be Recorded and afterward to wit. at a Court of Quarterly Sessions held for the said County on the 27th Day of July 1801, the Executors in the within Will mentioned refusing to take upon themselves the Executorship of the same. On the Motion of Elizabeth Going widow & relict of the said John Going dec'd Administration with the will annexed is granted her who made Oath & with John Cox & Henry Clark her Securitys entered unto Bond & acknowledged the same therefore Certificate was granted her for obtaining Administration thereof in due form.
John Cox, Atty"
John married Elizabeth LNU.1