BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA

 

Drury Going was born in 1749 in Brunswick County, Virginia, according to the research of Sandra Going Morgan, a descendant of Stone Mountain, Georgia.  He was born in an area of Brunswick County which in 1781 became Greensville County, Virginia, according to Mary Elizabeth Motley Beadles, a descendant and DAR Member 474911.  His family removed to Camden District, in north central South Carolina and settled in an area which later became Union and Chester Counties. 

 

Col. Carroll Heard Goyne, Jr, researcher of Shreveport, Louisiana states that the Drury Going of Greensville County and the Drury Going of Camden District could not be the same man.  He cites that Drury Going of Greensville County received payment on a military voucher March 12, 1782 for items furnished to the Federal government during the Revolutionary War.  The Drury Going of Camden District was there as early as 1767 and served in the South Carolina militia under Col. John Winn.

 

Drury Going was married in Camden District in 1767 to 17-year-old Sarah "Sallie" Baxter who was born about 1750 in Granville County [later Orange County, later Caswell County], North Carolina. 

 

On November 28, 1783, Drury Going and Samuel Torbert were witnesses to a lease executed by Mary McCullough of Camden District, St. Mark's Parish, to Robert Elliot for £50 sterling for 941 acres on the north side of Broad River which had been granted to her January 31, 1772.  The lease was proved in Camden District December 29, 1784 by the oath of Samuel Torbert before Frame Woods, J.P.

 

Drury Going, attracted by the daring exploits of Marion's Brigade, volunteered in 1781 to ride with Revolutionary Brig-Gen. Francis Marion in his slashing attacks on the British.  Marion had taken raw frontiersmen, trained them to be fearless riders and expert marksmen and formed them into an efficient guerilla force that became the pride of the Colonists' southern campaign.  He served in the regiment commanded by Col. John Winn of Winnsboro, South Carolina, according to the research of Carroll Heard Goyne, Jr.

 

The "Swamp Fox" repeatedly led his rapid-deployment brigade in daring raids against the superior British forces, exacted heavy losses upon them and then escaped into the swamps where the English were unable to follow.  They had remarkable successes in battles at Georgetown, Ft. Watson, Ft. Motte and Eutaw Springs, lifting the morale of the Americans who were generally being defeated everywhere else.  Their spectacular success in the Battle of Parker's Ferry in 1782 resulted in a Congressional medal for Marion's men.

 

In a letter addressed to Alfred Elijah Going, Evelyn Somerville, a descendant, wrote:

 

"In the first federal census of South Carolina, 1790, the Goings lived on one side, the Loves on the other of Col. Aaron Lockert at Lockert Shoals, East Bank, then in Chester County, South Carolina.  The community was known as early as 1755 as Love's Ford on Broad River, a mile and a half from Turkey Creek, then Craven County, North Carolina.  Capt. James Love, Jr. married Col. Lockert's second daughter, Janet.  Job Going married the Colonel's third daughter, Rebecca, while Drennan Love, son of James Love, Jr, married a daughter of Sarah Going Cook, sister to Job Going.

 

We are unable to find bible or other records of the parents of your ancestor, Job Going [and my ancestor, Sarah] except the death of their mother, April 22, 1822.  Sarah Baxter, thought to be the daughter of Thomas Baxter as the Christian name "Thomas Baxter" occurs over again in her numerous descendants.  The 1790 census gives the head of this family as "Drury Goins," which must have been the name of "Sally" Baxter's husband unless he had died and there was a son named Drury.

 

Anyhow this family of Drury Goins was the only one of the name in Chester in 1790 census and none in the counties of York and Union, adjoining this neighborhood, and the family consisted of 2 white males over 16, 4 white females and 6 slaves.  In Caswell County, North Carolina tax lists was a Thomas Baxter, who could have either a father or a brother to "Sally" Baxter.  Her son, Thomas Baxter Going, became a clergyman, according to Day C. Love who went to school with his sons at Crawford, Mississippi in the early '50s and went from there to Texas.

 

Goings were natives of Ireland where the name was 'Goyne.'

 

Isaac Mack Going is buried at the Franconia Cemetery in the Going row.  His was the second grave in the cemetery, my mother's eldest sister, Sophia Miles Hughes, aged 3 years, being the first.

 

                                                     Evelyn Somerville"

 

Drury Going was mentioned as a landowner in a land grant to William Long dated November 5, 1771.  The description of Long's land, "200 acres on Wateree Creek in Craven District," mentioned that it was bounded on the east by that of Drury Going.  The grant also mentioned that "the road to Rocky Mount crosses the northeast corner," suggesting that the road also crossed the property of Drury Going.

 

Drury Going served as a private in a South Carolina militia regiment commanded by Col. Winn during the Revolutionary War.  The regiment was under the overall command of Gen. Francis Marion, the "Swamp Fox."  Indent No. 98, Book O was issued January 26, 1785 to "Mr. Drury Goins, L18:6:8 3/4 Sterling for militia duty in 1781 and 1782," according to "Stub Entries to Indents" edited by A. S. Salley, Jr, Secretary of the Historical Commission of South Carolina.  Additionally, the indent had earned interest in the amount of ú1:16:5.

 

"Drury Goins" was a purchaser at the estate sale of Moses Cherry in Camden District [later York County, South Carolina] in 1783, according to York County probate records, Apartment 15, package 483.

 

On September 1, 1787 "Drury Gowing of Chester County" received a deed to 319 acres" located on the south side of Broad River from Merry McGuire, "Planter of Union County, South Carolina," according to Union County Deed Book A&B, page 469.  Consideration was "£100 current money."  In the body of the deed the grantee's name was also spelled "Gowen" and "Going."  The land had been received by McGuire June 5, 1786 in a grant from Gov. William Moultrie. 

 

Drury Going received a deed July 8, 1788 to "land on the waters of Turkey Creek" for ú50, according to Chester County Deed Book B, page 69.  "Job Going," possibly a kinsman of Drury Going, was a witness to the transaction. 

 

Job Goin, owner of three slaves, was recorded as the head of a household in the 1800 census of Chester County, page 90:

 

                "Goin, Job                     white male                             26-45

                                                       white male                             16-26"

 

The household of "Job Goyen" was recorded September 14, 1810 in the federal census of Chester County, page 262:

 

                "Goyen, Job                         

                                                                                          white female          over 45

                                                                                          white male               0-10

                                                                                          white male               0-10

                                                                                           white female            0-10

                                                                                           white female            0-10"

 

The enumerator apparently regarded Job Goyen himself as "free colored" and did not record his entry.  The family owned eight slaves.

 

An unidentified "Richard Gowan" was also recorded September 14, 1810 in the federal census as the head of a household, page 277:

 

                "Gowan, Richd.    white male             over 45

                                              white female          over 45

                                               white female          10-16

                                               white female          10-16

                                               white male               0-10

                                               white female            0-10

                                               white male               0-10"

 

"Drury Going, being charged with having begotten an ille-gitimate Infant on the Body of Sarah Golden came into court and Confessed the fact, whereupon it is considered by the Court that they make their fine by paying the sum of five pounds Proclamation Money, and the said Goings acknowledged himself bound to pay the said Sarah's fine and all costs accruing, and that he is liable for the maintenance of the said infant and stay of Execution until next court." was the entry dated July 8, 1788 in Chester County Court Order Book A, page 358.

 

"On the motion of the Clerk, Ordered that all the money that Drury Going was fined in for Bastardy is to be paid to him in discount of what the county owes him," read an entry dated January 8, 1790 in Chester County Order Book B, page 29.

 

"Deed of conveyance from John Long to Drury Going that was proven before a Singel Justice was produced in open court and ordered to be recorded," read an entry dated April 6, 1789 recorded in Chester County Court Order Book B, page 160.

 

William Gaston conveyed 200 acres "line [lying] on Mill Creek" to Drury Going in 1789, according to Chester County Deed Book B, page 73.  Consideration was "3 pounds, 14 shillings, 4 pence."  The land was part of a tract granted to Gaston September 3, 1787.  The deed was not witnessed.

 

According to "Heads of Families, South Carolina, 1790" "Drury Goins" was enumerated in Camden District, Chester County, page 14 as the head of a household composed of:

 

                "Goins, Drury                       white male             over 16

                                                               white female

                                                              white male             over 16

                                                              white male             over 16

                                                              white female

                                                               white male             under 16

                                                               white male             under 16

                                                               white female

                                                               white female

                                                                  [6 slaves]"

 

Neighbors enumerated in the 1790 census who had an influence on the Going family include: Josiah Cook, Aaron Lockert, John McCool, James Love, Capt. James Love, Jr, Asa Tindall and Thomas Winn.

 

Drury Going bought 350 acres of land from Robert Elliott and his wife Jean Elliott January 14, 1791 for £1,000, according to Chester County Deed Book B, page 553.  Job Going was a witness to the transaction.

 

Drury Going deeded his Turkey Creek farm to his son-in-law Asa Tindall October 11, 1791, according to Chester County Deed Book B, page 541:

 

"For the love & affection I bear for my son-in-law Assa Tindall and for his better support, I give, grant and convey 100 acres on a branch of Turkey Creek, the waters of Broad River, originally granted to John Long June 6, 1785, adjoining James Kirkpatrick and Clayton Rogers, all other sides vacant. 

                                                                                                                                          Drury [X] Going

Witnesses: Buttrick Rogers,

Sarah Rogers, Isaac Rogers"

 

In December 1791, “Drewry Goyen, et al” conveyed 195 acres to William Love, according to Chester County Deed Book D, page 250.     

 

Shortly afterward Drury Going sold two tracts of land to Robert Elliott that he had purchased from him a year earlier, according to Chester County Deed Book B, page 542.  The deed read:

 

"This indenture made between Drury Going of Chester County and Robert Elliott of Union County, dated January 13, 1792, acknowledges the sum of 1,000 pds. lawful money for two tracts of land, one containing 250 acres on the Broad River where Going now lives.  This tract adjoins Aron Locquert's land and was granted unto Benjamin Love February 3, 1754 and by him conveyed to Robert Elliott who sold it to Drury Going.  The other tract of 100 acres, including the Elliott old field, adjoins Joseph Robertson.  It was granted unto Mary McCullough January 23, 1752 and by her conveyed to Robert Elliott who sold it to Drury Going.

                                                                                                                                          Drury [X] Going

Witnesses: Job Going, John Hill, Isaac Going"

 

Drury Going was appointed to serve as juror for the January 1793 term, according to an entry dated June 25, 1792 in Chester County Order Book B, page 179.

 

On June 13, 1794 Drury Going corraled an estray, according to Chester County Order Book 1795-1799, page 425.  The entry read, "Drury Going Tolls a Sorrell horse about 7 years old, paced natural, Brand unknown, about 14 hands high, his hind feet white, said Estray appraised to L8."

 

Drury Going died February 22, 1796 "in the 47th year of his age," according to a letter written March 16, 1879 by Thomas Baxter Going, his grandson. "He died on the road coming home from Charleston with his wagon and team.  He lacked three days drive of reaching home when he died.  He was hauled home and buried at home."

 

The Chester County Court Order Book 1795-1799, page 350 reveals:

 

"Citation having issued to shew cause why Letters of Administration should not be Granted to Clayton Rogers, Esqr. and Elijah Goings as administrators of the Estate of Dewey Goings Deceased and no objections made to direct the court to the contrary, but Clayton Rogers not appearing to join the said Administration, Ordered that be granted to the said Elijah Goings and Sarah Goings as admr. and admox of the said Decedent's Estate upon their complying with what the law in that case requires."

 

The citation was made public by having it read in a church as-sembly:

 

"State of South Carolina, Chester County}  Be it remembered that I Joseph Brown was personally present  when Joseph Alexander, a minister of the Presbyterial [sic] Profession publickly read the within Citation at a meeting held at Bullock's Creek for the purpose of Publick Worship.  Dated at Chester this 25th day of July  1796.  J. A. Brown"

 

The estate of "Drury Goings" was introduced into probate in Chester County Court July 26, 1796, according to the Order book, page 319.  On that date the court appointed appraisers to fix the value of the estate:

 

"State of South Carolina               }

County of Chester                         }

 

To Wit: To Aaron Lockheart, Charles Gilmore, Warren Beauford, Clayton Rogers & Francis Kirkpatrick.  Greeting Gentlemen, You or any three of you after being sworn before a Justice of the Peace are appointed to appraise & make out an Inventory & Appraisement of the Estate of Drewry Going, Deceased & make due return thereof into the Office of Chester County Agreeable to Law.

 

Witness: Samuel Lacey, Clerk of Chester County Court, this 26th day of July in the Year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred & Ninety-six and of the Independence of the United States of America the Twenty-first.

 

                                                                                          Sam'l Lacey, CCC"

 

"A Sale Bill and Inventory of the Estate of Drewry Going Decd was produced in open court and ordered to be recorded," January 24, 1797, according to the Order Book, page 362.  On September 19, 1796 the court "Ordered that an order of Sale do issue of the Estate of Drury Goings such part thereof as the Admors. thereof shall think necessary on a credit of twelve months," according to the Order Book, page 359.

 

An accounting of the estate sale which totaled 546 pounds, 4 shillings was delivered to the Chester County Court March 3, 1797 by Elijah Going, administrator:

 

Purchaser                       Item                                           Price

 

Sarah Going                         Pewter                                                    18

Sarah Going                         Books                                                       4

Sarah Going                          Table                                                      7

Sarah Going                                          Small trunk                                                   7

Elijah Going                                          Small trunk                                                 12

Sarah Going                                          Looking glass                                                                5

Sarah Going                                          Trunk                                                                          3

Sarah Going                                          Bed & furniture                             7              1

Sarah Going                                          Bed & furniture                             4            12

Sarah Going                                          Bed & furniture                             4              3

Sarah Going                                          Spinning wheel & reel   14

Isaac Going                                           Rifle gun                                                      3            12

Elijah Going                                          Bed & furniture                             4            10

Sarah Going                                          Bed & furniture                             3              4

Sarah Going                                          Coverlet                                                                     19

Sarah Going                                          Cask feathers                                                              15

Sarah Going                                          Cutting box & knife                        6

Sarah Going                                          Cross cut saw                                                                7

Sarah Going                                          28 hogs                                                     15            15

Sarah Going                                          Waggon, saddle,

                                                                                                          & lockchain                   6            15

Sarah Going                                          Hoes, Axes, frow

                                                                                                          & wedges                                     1              6

Sarah Going                                          Plow & lines                                                  2              6

Sarah Going                                          2 Shovel plows                                            15

Sarah Going                                          Grindstone                                                  11

Sarah Going                                          Stove                                                                                           4

Sarah Going                                          Lot of tools                                                 10

Sarah Going                                          Six siccles                                                                     8

Sarah Going                                          Side leather                                                                  7

Sarah Going                                          Side leather                                                                  7

Sarah Going                                          Side leather                                                                  7

Sarah Going                                          Leather                                                        1              2

Sarah Going                                          Side leather                                                                  4

Sarah Going                                          Side leather                                                                  6

Sarah Going                                          6 siccles                                                       2           

Sarah Going                                          Cow                                                                             2              6           

Sarah Going                                          Cow & yearling                              2              7

Sarah Going                                          Fiddle                                                                                          8

Sarah Going                                          2 Casks                                                                        2

Elijah Going                                          Cask                                                                                            3

Sarah Going                                          4 Bells                                                                                         4

Sarah Going                                          9 Casks                                                                        9

Sarah Going                                          Beehive                                                                       6

Job Going                                                             Lot of hoes                                                   1

Job Going                                                             4 Axes                                                                                      12

Sarah Going                                          Brown cow                                    1              1

Sarah Going                                          Bay horse                                                   15              1

Andrew Walker                      Sorrel mare                                                10            10

Sarah Going                                          Brown horse                                                 6              1

Sarah Going                                          Sorrel horse                                                15              1

Sarah Going                                          Bay mare                                                     7              3

Sarah Going                                          Bay colt                                                       8              3

Elijah Going                                          Bay mare & colt                            9            10

Sarah Going                                          Bay horse                                                   15            15

Job Going                                                             Slave named Dinah

                                                                                                           & child                                      60

Sarah Going                                          Slave named Jean        31            10

Sarah Going                                          Negroe, Mary                                              31              5

Sarah Going                                          Negroe, Jim                                                46            10

Sarah Going                                          Negroe, Daphne                          60

Isaac Going                                           Slave named Joe                         22            10

Elijah Going                                          Slave named Will          53            10

Sarah Going                                          Slave named Jean        10            15

William Fiary                                         ------- ------                                                1              5

Sarah Going                                          Slave, Gustine                                7              3

Clayton Rogers                      Stoker                                                                                          7

Elijah Going                                          -------                                                                                         5

Elijah Going                                          Still                                                                           13

Robert Elliot                                         -------                                                                                         7

Sarah Going                                          Cow & calf                                    8

Sarah Going                                          Cow & yearling                              5

Sarah Going                                          Cow & yearling                              5

Isaac Going                                           Cow & yearling                              8

Sarah Going                                          Steer                                                                           6

Sarah Going                                          Heifer                                                                          1

William Fiary                                         Cow                                                                             3

Job Going                                                             Heifer                                                                          4

Isaac Going                                           Heifer                                                                          4

Job Going                                                             Pot                                                                          

Sarah Going                                          Large pot                                                  

Clayton Rogers                      Dutch oven

Sarah Going                                          Pot          

Sarah Going                                          Dutch oven

Sarah Going                                          2 Skillets

Sarah Going                                          Washing tub & 3 pots

Sarah Going                                          Big wheel

Sarah Going                                          Woman's saddle                            1

Sarah Going                                          Sieve

Sarah Going                                          Sieve

Sarah Going                                          Loom, wheel & spools

Sarah Going                                          Churn

William Brown                       Shovel plow

Robert Elliot                                         Lot of tools

Clayton Rogers                      Box of old iron

Sarah Going                                          Steelyards

Sarah Going                                          Smoothing irons

Sarah Going                                          Irons

Sarah Going                                          3 pair Cards

William Fiary                                         7 white Plates

                                                                                                          & pewter coffeepot

Andrew Walker                      2 Basins, 2 pewter plates

Sarah Going                                          Sugar box

Elijah Going                                          Slate

Robert Elliot                                         Slate

Job Going                                                             Slate

Clayton Rogers                      Books

Sarah Going                                          Pewter                                                                         8              1

Sarah Going                                          Books & 8 tablets                                        17

Sarah Going                                          Trunk                                                                                                        19

Sarah Going                                          Looking glass, 4 trunks   1              2"

 

"Sarah Goyen," the owner of four slaves, was enumerated as the head of a household in the federal census taken September 14, 1810 in Chester County, page 255:

 

                "Goyen, Sarah      white female          over 45

                                                                                                white female          16-26

                                                                                                white female          16-26

                                                                                                white male             10-16

                                                                                                white male               0-10"

 

Sarah "Sallie" Baxter Going wrote her will November 4, 1814:

 

"State of South Carolina               }

  Chester District                                            }

 

I, Sarah Going of said state and district aforesaid, being in a low state of helth, but sound in mind and memory make this, my last will and testament."

 

I give to my daughter Mary Going one feather bed and furniture, one cow named Harty and heifer, and I give to my daughter Rebekah Going one feather bed and furni-ture which my above daughters Mary and Rebekah claim, and I give to my daughter Rebekah one cow named Liby and I give to my son Thomas B. Going the tract of land or plantation where I, Sarah Going now live containing One hundred and seven acres in the state and district aforesaid, and it is my will and desire that my daughters Mary and Rebekah should live with my son Thomas on the said plantation while [they] remain unmarid, and I give to my daughter Rebekah one woman Saddle and pine table,  one big wheel, and I give to my son Thomas Going one walnut table and one feather bed and furniture, one cow named Whiteface and dun cow I give to my daughter Mary.

 

All the rest of my property, my will is, to be sold and pay all my just debts except one large trunk I give to my daughter Rebekah, and after paying my just debts to be equally divided amongst my children.

 

And I do make my son Thomas B. Going sole Executor of my Estate as witness my hand and seal in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and fourteen, November 4 Day 1814.

 

Witnesses:                                                                      Sarah [X] Going

          Thomas Weir

          Isaac Going

          Sarah Tindall"

 

Sarah "Sallie" Baxter Going died in Union County April 22, 1820, at age 69, according to the research of Linda Sue Betts Essary, a descendant of Floyd, New Mexico.  Her will was probated in the June 1820 court session, according to Chester County Deed Book H, page 9.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Martha Going                                                       born about 1768

                Elijah Going                                                           born in 1770

                Job Isaac Going                                    born September 5, 1772

                John Going                                                            born January 10, 1774

                Isaac Going                                                           born April 28, 1775

                James Going                                                          born in 1777

                Mary "Polly" Going                             born in 1779

                Elizabeth Going                                    born about 1781

                Rebecca Going                                     born about 1782

                Thomas Baxter Going          born in 1784

                Sarah Baxter Going                              born April 3, 1786

 

Linda Sue Betts Essary discovered another possible child of Drury Going in "South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research," Volume 10.  The item read, "Marion District, SC, Minutes Book of the Ordinary, 1806, Oct. 25, 'Letters of Guardianship granted to Ann Adams, guardian for Selander Strother, supposed daughter of Drura Gowings, a minor aged about 14 years, late of Peedee.'"

 

Martha Going, daughter of Drury Going and Sarah "Sallie" Baxter Going, was born about 1768, probably in Chester County, according to Mary Virginia Rogers Boyles, a de-scendant of El Paso, Texas.  She was married about 1790 to Larkin Asa Tindall, according to "Gateway to Texas" by Carolyn Ericson.  "Essa Tindall" appeared as the head of a household in the 1790 census of Chester County.  The Tindalls moved to Warren County, Georgia in the eastern part of the state where members of the Going family lived.

 

Moses Going and "Agness, his wife" of Louisa County, Virginia sold their land June 9, 1777 and later turned up in Warren County, Georgia. 

 

When Warren County, Georgia was created, primarily with land from Wilkes County in 1793, "William Going, Moses Going and Jesse Going" were listed as taxpayers on the county's first tax rolls in 1793 and 1794.  Moses Going deeded 100 acres in Warren County to Warren Andrews July 21, 1793 which was "part of 780 acres originally granted to Ignatius Few in 1791," according to Warren County Deed Book A, page 606.  He received a Revolutionary land grant in Warren County in 1799.  On October 16, 1800 he sold land "lying partly in Wilkes County and partly in Warren County on the Ogeechee River," according to Warren County Deed Book B, page 14.

 

Moses Going and his wife Agnes Going gave a deed to James Cozart of Franklin County, Georgia to 648 acres of land May 29, 1795, according to Franklin County Deed Book M, page 132.  Consideration was 100 pounds sterling.

 

They gave a deed to William Stith, Jr. October 7, 1795 to 465 acres, "being the western portion of 750 acres granted in 1791 to Ignatius Few," according to Warren County Deed Book A, page 365.  They gave a deed March 28, 1797 to Samuel Howell to 100 acres on Long Creek which had been granted in 1784 to Edmond Nugent, according to Warren County Deed Book A, page 538.

 

Moses Going and Agnes Going gave a deed to Prior Gardner June 23, 1797 to 92 acres on Long Creek, according to Warren County Deed Book 6, page 13.  Moses Going "of Wilkes County" received a sheriff's deed to land sold as property of William Sanders March 7, 1799, according to Warren County Deed Book A, page 632.  Moses Going received a land grant in Warren County of 60 acres in 1799.

 

The name of William Going who was the progenitor of a large family began to appear as "William Goyne" in the records of Warren County.  His descendants who spread across the south to Texas generally adopted the latter spelling.

 

"Asa Tindall" received a deed from Sarah Hill, "both of Warren County, Georgia" February 7, 1799 to "30 acres where the grantor lives," according to Warren County Deed Book B, page 74.  Witnesses were John Hill and Stephen Lawrence.

 

Larkin Asa Tindall and his family returned to South Carolina after a short time in Georgia.  He was enumerated in the 1810 census of Chester County, September 14, 1810 as the owner of five slaves and the head of a household, page 255:

 

                "Tindal, Asa                         white male                             26-45

                                                                                                white female                          26-45

                                                                                                white male                             30-40

                                                                                                white male                             16-26

                                                                                                white male                             16-26

                                                                                                white female                          10-16

                                                                                                white male                             10-16

                                                                                                white female                          10-16

                                                                                                white male                               0-10

                                                                                                white female                            0-10

                                                                                                white male                               0-10"

 

"Martha Tindall" was a witness to the will of her mother written November 4, 1814. 

 

Later the Tindalls removed to Limestone County, Alabama, according to Cynthia Holsomback McMullen, a descendant of Huntington, Texas.  Larkin Asa Tindall died there December 10, 1841, according to Limestone County Will Book 5.  Martha Going Tindall died there in 1842, according to the research of Fredrick W. Tucker, a descendant of Duncan, South Carolina.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Larkin Tindall                                                        born about 1791

                John Tindall                                                                          born about 1792

                William Tindall                                                     born about 1794

                Sarah Tindall                                                                         born March 4, 1797

                James G. Tindall                                                   born about 1800

                Robert J. Tindall                                                   born May 8, 1802

                Lucinda Tindall                                                    born November 22, 1803

                Rutha Tindall                                                                        born in 1806

 

Larkin Tindall, son of Larkin Asa Tindall and Martha Going Tindall, was born about 1791.  Of this individual nothing more is known.

 

John Tindall, son of Larkin Asa Tindall and Martha Going Tindall, was born about 1792.  Of this individual nothing more is known.

 

William Tindall, son of Larkin Asa Tindall and Martha Going Tindall, was born about 1794, probably in Union County.  He was married about 1816, wife's name Susanna L.  They contin-ued in South Carolina in 1819.  In 1836 they lived in Limestone County, Alabama.  William Tindall died about 1848 in Nacogdoches County, Texas.   Susanna L. Tindall died in Cherokee County, Texas about 1861.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Margaret C. Tindall                                              born about 1819

 

Margaret C. Tindall, daughter of William Tindall and Susanna L. Tindall, was born in South Carolina about 1819.  She was married to Azmond Rucker Easter February 17, 1836 in Lime-stone County, according to Linda Sue Betts Essary.  He died about 1853, and she died in the spring of 1859 in Cherokee County, Texas.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Sackville E. Easter                                                born November 2, 1850

 

Sackville E. Easter, son of Azmond Rucker Easter and Margaret C. Tindall Easter, was born November 2, 1850 in Cherokee County.  He was married December 5, 1878 to Nancy Elizabeth Dunaway who was born June 26, 1858 in Texas to Clemmie Dunaway and Eliza Ann Cross Dunaway.  In 1880 they lived in Johnson County, Texas.  He died June 18, 1928 at Hollis, Ok-lahoma, and she died June 23, 1941 at Elmore, Oklahoma.

 

Children born to Sackville E. Easter and Nancy Elizabeth Dunaway Easter include:

 

                John Cooper Easter                                                             born March 25, 1880

 

John Cooper Easter, son of Sackville E. Easter and Nancy Eliz-abeth Dunaway Easter, was born March 25, 1880 in Johnson County.  He was married December 18, 1898 to Mollie Kate Killman who was born December 17, 1880 in Tarrant County, Texas to Henry Dizer Killman and Tena Elizabeth Bandy Kill-man.  In 1907 they lived at Duke, Oklahoma.   She died May 17, 1953 at Portales, New Mexico, and he died there December 1, 1961.

 

Children born to John Cooper Easter and Mollie Kate Killman Easter include:

 

                Mamie Lou Easter                                                born September 11, 1907

 

Mamie Lou Easter, daughter of John Cooper Easter and Mollie Kate Killman Ester, was born September 11, 1907.  She was married August 24, 1923 to James Arthur Betts, son of James Isaac Betts and Lorena Ivy Betts.  He was born January 3, 1886 in Pontotoc County, Mississippi.  He died January 30, 1969 in Portales, and she died there April 10, 1980.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Linda Sue Betts                                                    born February 14, 1946

 

Linda Sue Betts, daughter of James Arthur Betts and Mamie Lou Easter Betts, was born February 14, 1946 at Portales.  In 1991, she, a teacher, lived at Floyd, New Mexico.

 

Sarah Tindall, daughter of Larkin Asa Tindall and Martha Going Tindall, was born March 4, 1797 in Warren County, Georgia, according to Cynthia Holsomback McMullen.  She was married about 1816 in Chester County, South Carolina to William P. Gaston who was born about 1797 to William Gaston and Ann Porter Gaston.  He died there about 1822, and she was remarried about 1826 to Charles Cunningham who was born April 9, 1794.  He died September 28, 1862.  She died September 2, 1879 at age 82 and was buried in Cunningham Cemetery in Limestone County, Alabama.

 

Children born to William Porter Gaston and Sarah Tindall Gaston include:

 

                Trusvan Cheives Gaston                    born about 1818

                Asa Harper Gaston                                              born about 1819

                Martha Caroline Gaston                      born August 4, 1822

 

Children born to Charles Cunningham and Sarah Tindall Gaston Cunningham include:

 

                Sarah Ann Cunningham                                     born June 15, 1828

                Margaret Isabel Cunningham            born in 1830

                Elizabeth C. Cunningham                    born about 1832

                Charles Cunningham                                           born March 17, 1835

 

Trusvan Cheives Gaston, son of William Porter Gaston and Sarah Tindall Gaston, was born about 1818 in Chester County.  He was married about 1840 to Katherine Tindall Johnson who was born November 23, 1822 in North Carolina.  He died in Limestone County, Alabama July 20, 1888.  She died there August 10, 1892, according to Yvette Alanne Disbrow Wilson, a descendant of Ocala, Florida. 

 

Children born to Trusvan Cheives Gaston  and Katherine Tindall Johnson Gaston include:

 

                William Harper Gaston                                        born June 13, 1853

 

William Harper Gaston, son of Trusvan Cheives Gaston and Katherine Tindall Johnson Gaston, was born June 13, 1853 at Gilbertsboro, Alabama.  He was married February 18, 1885 at Athens, Alabama to Virginia Dickson who was born August 11, 1850 to Col. Robert Dickson and Rowena A. Paine Dickson.  She died June 3, 1892 in Limestone County, and he died there March 22, 1921.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Langdon Lee Gaston                                                           born April 2, 1891

 

Langdon Lee Gaston, son of William Harper Gaston and Vir-ginia Dickson Gaston, was born April 2, 1891 in Limestone County.  He was married August 18, 1912 at Athens to Willie Wise who was born June 14, 1892.  He died at Apopka, Florida July 16, 1961, and she died there September 18, 1966.

 

Children born to Langdon Lee Gaston and Willie Wise Gaston include:

 

                Ruby Lee Gaston                                                                 born April 21, 1915

 

Ruby Lee Gaston, daughter of Langdon Lee Gaston and Willie Wise Gaston, was born April 21, 1915 in Limeston County.  She was married December 15, 1938 to George Henry Disbrow who was born November 13, 1907 in LaPorte, Indiana to Lewis Henry Disbrow and Ida May McNees Disbrow.  George Henry Disbrow died January 21, 1981 at Eustis Lake, Florida. 

 

Children born to them include:

 

                George Allen Disbrow                                         born October 31, 1939

 

George Allen Disbrow, son of George Henry Disbrow and Ruby Lee Gaston Disbrow, was born October 31, 1939 at Apopka.  He was married December 14, 1958 at Newport, Rhode Island to Barbara Ann Sparks who was born May 22, 1937 in Cocke County, Tennessee to George Herbert Sparks and Essie Belle Ramsey Sparks. 

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Yvette Alanne Disbrow                                      born July 30, 1963

 

Yvette Alanne Disbrow, daughter of George Allen Disbrow and Barbara Anne Sparks Disbrow, was born July 30, 1963 at Orlando, Florida.  She was married October 3, 1987 to David Irving Wilson at Tavares, Florida.  In 1996 they lived in Ocala where she, a member of the Foundation was active in the re-search of her Going family.

 

Martha Caroline Gaston, daughter of William P. Gaston and Sarah Tindall Gaston, was born August 4, 1822 in Chester County.  She was married May 28, 1839 in Limestone County to George Winston Booth, son of Charles Booth and Lucy Ann Abernathy Boothe, according to Cynthia Holsomback Mc-Mullen.  He died November 24, 1850 in Paducah, Kentucky "en route to Nacogdoches, Texas."  She died in Cherokee County, Texas May 10, 1877 and was buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Alto, Texas.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Thomas Trusvan Booth                      born August 12, 1840

                Sarah Elizabeth Booth                         born in 1841

                Lucy Ann Booth                                                  born April 23, 1842

                William Porter Booth                           born in 1843

                George Winston Booth, Jr. born August 11, 1845

                Catherine Adele Booth                       born in 1847

                Mary "Mollie" Booth                                          born in 1848

                Mattie C. Booth                                                    born November 21, 1850

 

Thomas Trusvan Booth, son of George Winston Booth and Martha Caroline Gaston Booth, was born August 12, 1840 in Limestone County.  He was married there September 20, 1860 to Ann Elisah Vinson, daughter of Allen Vinson.  He died October 31, 1910 in Cherokee County and was buried in Providence Cemetery, near Jacksonville.  She died January 14, 1929 in Tarrant County, Texas and was buried beside her husband.

 

Thomas Trusvan Booth meticulously kept a bible record of his family and a journal in which he noted other information about his family.  These records were the inspiration which prompted Cynthia Holsomback McMullen to undertake a study of the family history.

 

Children born to Thomas Trusvan Booth and Ann Elisah Vinson Booth include:

 

                Lucy Alice Booth                                 born August 15, 1861

                Eudora Jane Booth                              born November 14, 1867

                George Allen Booth                             born April 28, 1869

                Zuela Salena Booth                             born December 19, 1870

                Jennie Roxana Booth                           born October 13, 1872

                Eunice Elvira Booth                                                             born July 16, 1874

                Thomas Trusvan Booth, Jr.                                born July 28, 1876

                Henry LaFayette Booth                                      born March 11, 1879

                Hubbard Jehu Booth                                                           born June 23, 1880

                Leona Belle Booth                                               born September 16, 1882

                Birdie May Booth                                                born January 16, 1887

 

Eunice Elvira Booth, daughter of Thomas Trusvan Booth and Ann Elisah Booth, was born July 16, 1874 in Texas.  She was married September 15, 1895 to James Thomas Holsomback who was born October 1, 1870 to Thomas Newton Holsomback and Eleanor Odom Holsomback.  She died April 14, 1899 in Cherokee County and was buried in Providence Cemetery.

 

A son was born to them:

 

                James Otis Holsomback                      born March 25, 1899

 

James Otis Holsomback, son of James Thomas Holsomback and Eunice Elvira Booth Holsomback, was born March 25, 1899 in Cherokee County.  He was married February 15, 1925 to Ethel Pryor.

 

James G. Tindall, son of Larkin Asa Tindall and Martha Going Tindall, was born about 1800.  He was married about 1827 to Patience Rainbolt.  They emigrated to Texas and settled at Nacogdoches.  They were buried in Old North Church Cemetery there.

 

Rutha Tindall, daughter of Larkin Asa Tindall and Martha Going Tindall, was born in 1806.  She was married about 1825, husband's name McKinney.  They settled in Parker County, Texas where her family was killed by Indians.  She returned to Nacogdoches to live with her brother, James Tindall and his family. 

 

Cynthia Holsomback McMullen on October 21, 1992 wrote, " I have visited Old North Church Cemetery in Nacogdoches, and "Rutha McKinney, 1806-1865" is buried next to James Tindall and Patience Rainbolt Tindall."

 

Elijah Going, son of Drury Going and Sarah "Sallie" Baxter Going, was born in 1770 in Chester County.  He was married to the "widow Docea" [believed to be Mary Docea] about 1793.  Fredrick W. Tucker shows here name as Doshea Bland.  Elijah Going was named co-administrator of the estate of his father July 26, 1796, along with his mother.  He was a witness to the will of Aaron Lockert which was produced in Chester County Court January 30, 1799.

 

"Elijah Goin," owner of three slaves, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1800 census of Chester County, page 94:

 

                "Goin, Elijah                          white male             26-45

                                                                                                white female          16-26

                                                                                                white male             16-26

                                                                                                white female            0-10"

 

Elijah Going filed his accounting on the estate of his father with Chester County Court: "Paid to Jobe Going July 17th day, 1802, 72:2; Paid to Asa Tindall July 17th day, 1802, 72:2; Paid to Isaac Going July 17th day, 1802, 72:2; Paid to James Going July 17th day, 1802, 72:2.

 

By me, Elijah Going this 19th day April 1803.Returned on oath by Elijah Going 19th day April 1803

 

                                                                                                                J[oseph] A. Brown, Ordinary"

 

Elijah Going filed a receipt with the Chester County Court showing payments to Mary Going, "September 20th day 1805, paid to Mary Going Seventy-five Dollars; April 9th day, 1806 paid to Mary Going Two hundred and sixty-five dollars; paid to Mary Going February 16th day 1807 Twenty-nine dollars by me.

                                                                                                                                Elijah Going  To[tal] $369"

 

It is believed that Elijah Going died about 1808.  "Isaac Going, Administrator of the Estate of Elijah Going" received a receipt for a three dollar payment from James Anderson, January 11, 1809, according to Chester County probate records.  Two children, names unknown, were born to Elijah Going and Doshea Bland Going, according to Fredrick W. Tucker.

 

Job Isaac Going, son of Drury Going and Sarah "Sallie" Baxter Going, was born September 5, 1772 at Flat Rock, South Carolina.  Although the community of Flat Rock can no longer be located, it is believed to have been in Chester County.  He was married there about 1805 to Rebecca Lockert who was born April 19, 1776 to Col. Aaron Lockert and Sarah Miles Lockert.

 

Job Isaac Going owned 100 acres which lay between the property of Isaac Going and Aaron Lockert, according to Chester County Deed Book M, page 199. 

 

An entry dated January 30, 1799 in the Chester County Order Book 1795-1799, page 409 read, "The Last Will & Testament of Aaron Lockert Decd. was produced in open court and proved by the oaths of Joseph Brown, Charles Gilmore and Elijah Going, witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded, and at the same time came John Lockert, an executor nominated in the said will and took the oath of executor, according to law."Isaac Goin" was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1800 census of Chester County page 90:

 

                "Goin, Isaac          white male             16-26

                                                                                white female          16-26

                                                                                white female          over 45

                                                                                white male             16-26

                                                                                white female          10-16

                                                                                white female          10-16

                                                                                white male               0-10"

 

The "white female over 45" in the above enumeration is be-lieved to be his mother.

 

Col. Walter F. Going, Jr, Foundation member of Columbia, South Carolina, wrote February 23, 1996:

 

"I have in my possession the original certificate of the Grand Lodge of Charleston, SC [Royal Arch excellent Lodge of Masonry] declaring "Bro. Isaac Going Master of the Chair of the Lodge in Union, SC.  This certificate is dated November 6, 1813 and states that the time of the admission of Isaac Going to the Lodge was March 10, 1800.  This seems to establish that this Isaac Going was at least 21 years old and lived in Union County in 1800."

 

"Isaac Going" was a witness to the will of his mother in Chester County November 4, 1814, according to Chester County Deed Book H, page 9.

 

They removed to Tuscaloosa County, Alabama in 1823.  "Job Gowing" received a land grant there in that year.  The land grant was recorded in "Tuscaloosa Land Office Register," ac-cording to "Old Tuskaloosa Land Office Records & Military Warrants, 1821-1855," page 18, by Marilyn Davis Barefield.  "Joe Gowing" joined David Reid on February 22, 1823 in the purchase of land in Section 9, Township 21, Range 10 W in Tuscaloosa County.

 

He was listed as the head of a household there in 1830, ac-cording to "Alabama, An Index to the 1830 Census." by Gandrud.  The household of Job Isaac Going appeared on Page 330 as:

 

                "Going, Job           white male                             50-60

                                                                                white female                          40-50

                                                                                white male                             20-30

                                                                                white female                          15-20

                                                                                white female                          15-20

                                                                                white male                             10-15

                                                                                white male                             10-15

                                                                                Twelve Slaves"

 

Also enumerated in Tuscaloosa County was "Thomas Goings," unidentified.  His farm was located on the site of present-day Northport, Alabama, according to the research of Col. Carroll Heard Goyne.  "Thomas Goings, white male, 40-50," was recorded on Page 328, living alone.

 

Job Isaac Going died April 23, 1834, according to "Pioneers of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Prior to 1830."  He was buried in Robertson Chapel Cemetery which in 1995 no longer existed.  Col. Goyne located the cemetery in the southwest quarter of Section 12, Township 21S, Range 10W, presently on the golf course of a country club.  Only one of the older graves [those marked with reddish-brown fieldstones] has a name to identify it: "Mary T. Cook, born June 14, 1805, daughter of R. Cook & S. Cook, dec'd. May 24, 1826." 

 

Rebecca Lockert Going petitioned the county court May 10, 1834 for letters testamentary on the administration of the estate of Job Isaac Going.  William H. Terrell, Robert Walker, James Cardwell, William Findley and William Robertson were appoint appraisers of the estate by the court.  Robert Cook, her brother-in-law was appointed co-administrator by the court.  The estate was settled June 11, 1836.

 

Afterward, Rebecca Lockert Going removed to Pickens County, Alabama in the extreme western part of the state, apparently accompanying other members of the Going family.  "Rebecca Gowing" received land in Section 5, Township 22, Range 15 West in Pickens County, Alabama October 6, 1834.  The land grant was recorded in "Tuscaloosa Land Office Register," according to "Old Tuskaloosa Land Office Records & Military Warrants, 1821-1855."

 

"Pioneers of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Prior to 1830" states that his Rebecca Lockert Going was remarried to John Lang March 15, 1826.  According to Tuscaloosa County Or-phans Court Book 1, page 84, the heirs of Job Isaac Going were identified as "Rebecca Goyne Lang and John Lang, Polly Mc-Clure of Indiana, wife of Joseph McClure, Martha A. Going, Jane Evelyn Going, Eli Going and Alfred Going." 

 

"Rebecca Goyne" received 1/5 of the estate valued at $9,740.475, and the remainder was divided among the five children.  Each child received $1,100.365 in cash and property for his share.  Joseph McClure and Polly McClure, living in a non-slavery state, received cash in lieu of slaves. 

 

Apparently the second marriage for Rebecca Lockert Going failed or John Lang also died.  She resumed using the name "Going."

 

Rebecca Lockert Going was recorded as a charter member of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church of Franconia, Alabama on May 20, 1837.  Her land lay immediately north of the church site.  Later this church became the First Presbyterian Church of Aliceville, Alabama, according to "Early Churches of Al-abama."  All of the 32 charter members of the congregation came from Kershaw, Union and Chester Districts of South Carolina.

 

Rebecca Lockert Going reappeared on the roster of the Oak Grove Presbyterian Church in April 1843.  She appeared as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Pickens County, Household 1538:

 

                "Going,  Rebecca                 73, born in South Carolina

                                                                Martha A.                              40, born in South Carolina"

 

Rebecca Lockert Going died May 2, 1855 at the age of 79.  She was buried in Franconia Cemetery in Pickens County.

 

Seven children were born to Job Isaac Going and Rebecca Lockert Going.  Additionally, they reared Drennan Love, son of Capt. James Love.  Their children included:

 

                Mary "Polly" Going                             born about 1809

                Martha A. Going                                  born January 25, 1811

                Jane E. Going                                                        born July 29, 1813

                Eli Thomas Going                 born June 29, 1816

                Alfred Elijah Going                              born March 4, 1819

                Rebecca Going                                     born about 1822

 

Mary "Polly" Going, daughter of Job Isaac Going and Rebecca Lockert Going, was born about 1809 at Flat Rock.  She was brought to Tuscaloosa County, Alabama in 1823.  She was married about 1830 to Joseph McClure.  When her father died in 1834, they received $1,100.365 in cash.  Since at that time they lived in Indiana, a "free" state, they were unable to inherit any of her father's slaves.

 

Martha A. Going, daughter of Job Isaac Going and Rebecca Lockert Going, was born January 25, 1811 at Flat Rock, in Chester County.  She was brought by her parents to Tuscaloosa County in 1823   She was mentioned as an heir when her father's estate was administered in 1834.  She was received into Oak Grove Presbyterian Church October 1, 1838, according to the church records.  She also appeared on the church roster in April 1843.

 

She was recorded in the 1850 census at age 40, living in the household of her mother. She was married to Elder Archibald Hood May 4, 1854, according to the church records.  He was born April 3, 1797, and she was his third wife.  He was the tenth child of William Hood and Jane Wiggins Hood and had married first, about 1780, Annie Somerville, daughter of James Somerville and Elizabeth Fletcher Somerville.  He remarried about 1831 to Mary Miller, daughter of Eli Miller and Ellen Knox Miller. He died March 25, 1871, and  Martha A. Going Hood died September 30, 1873.  They were buried in Franconia Cemetery.

 

Jane E. Going, daughter of Job Isaac Going and Rebecca Lockert Going, was born July 29, 1813, probably in Chester County.  She was brought to Tuscaloosa County in 1823.  She was mentioned as an heir in the settlement of the estate of her father.  She was married about 1837 to Benjamin J. Hughes who was born December 4, 1804.  Benjamin J. Hughes died May 4, 1878, and Jane E. Going Hughes died March 26, 1880.  Both were buried in Franconia Cemetery in the Going section.  They had seven or eight children, according to a letter written August 11, 1947 by Walter S. Going of Birmingham, Alabama.

 

Known children are:

 

                Ben Jolly Hughes                                 born about 1840

                Rufus L. Hughes                                  baptized April 10, 1842

                Martha C. Hughes                               baptized April 23, 1844

                Ann Foster Hughes                             baptized April 2, 1847

                Mary T. Hughes                                   born March 5, 1849

 

Evelyn Somerville, identified as a granddaughter of Benjamin J. Hughes and Jane E. Going Hughes, was born in 1885.  Her obituary reveals much about the Going family:

 

"Evelyn Somerville, 73, died May 19, near Aliceville, Alabama at 'Ingleside,' home of her grandparents, Benjamin J. and Jane Going Hughes, in which pillared house she was born.  Graduate of the University of Alabama, where she was a Phi Beta Kappa in 1906, she received a M.A. degree at Drexel Institute in New York City.  For a generation she followed her beloved library work at Troy College and at  Livingston State Teachers College.  She was also a librarian at Tuscaloosa, Fayette and Birmingham, Alabama and at Columbus, Ohio.

 

Prominent in state and local patriotic societies, she was also a leader in Presbyterian "Women of the Church" at all levels.  Her only survivor is a nephew, James S. Somerville with family, except for numerous cousins.  Her Revolutionary ancestors appeared in the 1790 census of Chester County, South Carolina at Lockert Shoals of the east bank of Broad River.  Living there in adjoining households were Capt. James Love III [1763-1807], Drury Going and Col. Aaron Lockert who changed the spelling of his name [Lockhart] since his parents and brothers in Pennsylvania were all Tories.

 

Capt. James Love and his brother, William Love were married to daughters of Col. Lockert, as did Drury Go-ing who reared the captain's orphan son, Drennan Love as a foster brother to his daughter, Jane E. Going Hughes.  Drennan Love in 1827 was married to Betsy Cook, granddaughter of Drury Going.  Twelve children, nine sons and three daughters, were born to the couple.  Moreover, John Lockert was guardian of nephews, the captain's sons Aaron Love, John Love and David Love, hence the close connection of these pioneer families for over 100 years, notably in the area they helped to develop along the Alabama-Mississippi state line.  There they prospered as cotton planters with ante-bellum mansions and where Evelyn Somerville is buried in Franconia churchyard in Pickins County, Alabama."

 

Eli Thomas Going, son of Job Isaac Going and Rebecca Lockert Going, was born at Flat Rock June 29, 1816.  He was brought to Tuscaloosa County in 1823.  He was mentioned in the Tuscaloosa County Orphans Court Book 1, page 84 as an heir in his father's estate.  He removed with his mother to Pick-ens County in 1835.  On October 14, 1838 he was received into Oak Grove Presbyterian Church.  He was baptized November 25, 1838.

 

On January 18, 1839 he was married to Jane M. Somerville, third child of John Somerville and Sarah Hood Somerville, who was born April 5, 1815 in South Carolina.  John Somerville was one of three brothers who lived in Kershaw District.  He was born in South Carolina December 11, 1780 and died in Pickens County August 14, 1857, according to Mrs. Eddie R. Reed, Aliceville, Alabama who later owned John Somerville's bible.  Sarah Hood Somerville was born in South Carolina June 30, 1785 and died in Pickens County February 25, 1867.  Both were buried at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church Cemetery near Aliceville.

 

John Somerville was a brother to Hugh Somerville who was born in 1780.  Both married daughters of William Hood of Beaver Creek Township, Kershaw County.  William Hood left a will in Kershaw County signed October 5, 1827, according to the research of Leonard Andrea, Columbia, South Carolina.

 

In 1842 Eli Thomas Going was a deacon at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church.  He and his wife were carried on the church roll in April 1843. 

 

Eli Thomas Going and Jane M. Somerville in 1852 continued to live at Pleasant Grove.  In 1868, Rev. Eli Thomas Going was shown as a visiting minister at the First Presbyterian Church at Carrollton, Alabama, some eight miles north of Aliceville.  During the Civil War and for many years afterward he was a U. S. mail contractor, according to "Notable Men of Alabama" published in 1876.  He appeared as a bondsman for the marriage of his son, William Samuel Going to S. E. Johnston April 19, 1887, according to Pickens County marriage records.

 

Eli Thomas Going died at Benevola, Alabama June 28, 1889, and Jane M. Somerville Going died September 16, 1892, ac-cording to "Records of Pickens County, Alabama," Vol. III by Mrs. C. P. McGuire, Sr.  They were buried in Franconia Cemetery.

 

Children born to Eli Thomas Going and Jane M. Somerville Going include:

 

                Sarah Asenath "Sallie" Going            born Dec. 7, 1839

                James Alfred Going                                                             born January 8, 1842

                Mary Sophia "Mollie" Going             born December 31, 1843

                Martha Jane Going                                                              born January 4, 1846

                John S. Going                                                                                       born April 5, 1848

                William Samuel Going                                         born January 22, 1851

                Job Going                                                                                                              born November 29, 1852

                Eli Lockert Going                                                  born February 18, 1855

 

Sarah Asenath "Sallie" Going, daughter of Eli Thomas Going and Jane M. Somerville Going, was born December 7, 1839 in Pickens County.  She died March 21, 1863 unmarried and was buried in Franconia Cemetery.

 

James Alfred Going, son of Eli Thomas Going and Jane M. Somerville Going, was born January 8, 1842 in Pickens County.  He was baptized April 10, 1842 at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church.  He attended the University of Alabama for a short time prior to the Civil War.  He enlisted in the Second Alabama Infantry Regiment and later served as the color bearer for Company D, Forty-second Alabama Infantry Regiment.  He was listed as third corporal in the 42nd, according to "History of Pickens County, Alabama."

 

Brig. Gen. John C. Moore, CSA, wrote a report on Corp. James Alfred Going who participated in the Battle of Corinth and the Battle of Hatchie Bridge.  Gen. Moore commanded Moore's Brigade of Maury's Division in the Battle of Holly Springs, Mississippi October 13, 1862, according to "War Department Series," Vol. 17.  He wrote, "Subject deserves special notice.  He was color bearer, and though once shot down, he gallantly bore the flag through the fight on the 4th."  After he was wounded in the Battle of Corinth he participated in the Battle of Vicksburg.

 

James Alfred Going was married about 1867 to Myrtis Billups, daughter of Col. Richard Billups and Eliza Humphries Billups of Pickens County.  Col. Billups was born in 1796 in South Carolina, and his wife was born there in 1801.

 

He was remarried January 25, 1888 to Ella Gaines Parker, daughter of Socrates Parker of Livingston, Alabama in nearby Sumter County.  He was later engaged in insurance, real estate and the mercantile business in Birmingham, Alabama.  He died there December 29, 1911.

 

Children born to James Alfred Going and Myrtis Billups Going include:

 

                William Rufus Going                                           born about 1869

                Henry S. Going                                                                     born about 1871

                Richard B. Going                                                                  born about 1874

 

Children born to James Alfred Going and Ella Gaines Parker Going include:

 

                Richard B. Going                                                  born April 20, 1872

                Elizabeth Pryor Going                          born about 1880

 

Richard B. Going, son of James Alfred Going and Ella Gaines Parker Going, was born April 20, 1872.  First Lt. Richard B. Going served in the First Alabama Infantry Regiment during the Spanish-American War.  Later he served in the Forty-fourth U.S. Infantry Regiment.  His first term of military service reached from April 21, 1898 to 1903.  Then He became a career officer with the U.S. Army.  In 1946 Col. Richard B. Going, retired lived in Philadelphia.

 

Elizabeth Pryor Going, daughter of James Alfred Going and Ella Gaines Parker Going, was born about 1880.  She was mar-ried about 1900, husband's name Boykin.  About 1946 she lived at 3214 Cliff Road, Birmingham.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Rhodes Boykin                                                                                     born about 1905

                Elinore Boykin                                                                                      born about 1908

                Betty Boykin                                                                                                         born about 1911

 

Mary Sophia "Mollie" Going, daughter of Eli Thomas Going and Jane M. Somerville Going, was born December 31, 1843 in Pickens County.  She was baptized July 11, 1844 at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, according to church records.  She was married about 1870 to G. W. Hughes.  Mary Sophia "Mollie" Going Hughes died September 28, 1872.  G. W. Hughes, who was born July 30, 1842, died November 11, 1915.  Both were buried in Franconia Cemetery.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Mary Going Hughes                                            born September 19, 1875

 

Mary Going Hughes, daughter of G. W. Hughes and Mary Sophia "Mollie" Going Hughes, was September 19, 1875.  She was married about 1896, husband's name Morrow.  In 1946 she lived at Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Thomas A. Morrow                                             born about 1898

                Mary Morrow                                                                       born about 1900

                James Morrow                                                      born about 1903

 

Martha Jane Going, daughter of Eli Thomas Going and Jane M. Somerville Going, was born in Pickens County January 4, 1846.  She died at age two November 7, 1848 and was buried in Franconia Cemetery.

 

John S. Going, son of Eli Thomas Going and Jane Somerville Going, was born in Pickens County April 5, 1848.  He appeared on the roster of the Oak Grove Presbyterian Church between 1863 and 1873.  He was married about 1871 to Nannie Wilson.  He was a bondsman for the marriage of his brother, William Samuel Going to E. S. Johnston April 9, 1887, according to Pickens County marriage records.  He died in Birmingham in September 1922.

 

Children born to John S. Going and Nannie Wilson Going include:

 

                Howard Wilson Going                                        born November 14, 1884

                Evelyn Going                                                                                        born June 6, 1889

                Augusta Going                                                                     born about 1895

 

Howard Wilson Going, son of John S. Going and Nannie Wil-son Going, was born November 14, 1884.  He was married about 1907, wife's name Rose.  In 1946 they lived in Oak Park, Illinois.

 

Children born to Howard Wilson Going and Rose Going in-clude:

 

                Paul Going                                                                                             born about 1910

                Mariam Going                                                                       born about 1915

 

Augusta Going, daughter of John S. Going and Nannie Wilson Going, was born about 1895.  She was married about 1918 to Paul Sherman.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Jane Sherman                                                                                        born about 1921

 

Evelyn Going, daughter of John S. Going and Nannie Wilson Going, was born June 6, 1889.  She was married about 1910, husband's name Webster.  In 1946 she lived in Hamilton, On-tario.

 

William Samuel Going, son of Eli Thomas Going and Jane Somerville Going, was born in Pickens County January 22, 1851.  "W. S. Going" was married to Elizabeth S. Johnston April 9, 1887.  Signing the marriage bond was John S. Going, Alfred Elijah Going and Eli Lockert Going, his brothers.  He was an early-day member of the First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham, according to "Some Early Alabama Churches."  He died in Birmingham. 

 

Children born to William Samuel Going and Elizabeth S. Johnston Going include:

 

                Clarence Johnston Going   born January 25, 1888

 

Clarence Johnston Going, son of William Samuel Going and Elizabeth S. Johnston Going, was born in Birmingham January 25, 1888.  He was married about 1912 to Louise Thornbury.  He continued there in 1946 at 1117 S. 10th Street.

 

Children born to Clarence Johnston Going and Louise Thorn-bury Going include:

 

                William Going                                                                                       born about 1914

                Alan Going                                                                                                            born about 1917

 

Job Going, son of Eli Thomas Going and Jane M. Somerville Going, was born at Pleasant Grove November 29, 1852.  A biographical sketch of him is included in "Notable Men of Alabama" by Dubose.  According to the sketch, he was a name-sake of his grandfather, Job Isaac Going.  He appeared on the roster of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church from 1863 to 1873.

 

On December 9, 1880, Job Going was married to Maude Slaughter, daughter of Samuel Slaughter and Mary Slaughter of Petersburg, Tennessee.  In 1882 he went to work for Drennan & Company, a mercantile firm in Birmingham.

 

In 1890, Job Going removed to Pratt City, Alabama, later ex-tinct, where he became a merchant and an elder in the Presbyte-rian church.  Maude Slaughter Going died January 26, 1920, and he died in Birmingham December 2, 1927.

 

His obituary was published in a Birmingham newspaper:

 

"Job Going, 75, pioneer citizen of Birmingham, died at his residence, 1125 Louise Street, South at 7:30 a.m. Friday.  He was ill two weeks, following a breakdown.

 

Surviving are four sons: Walter and Hugh Going of Birmingham; Raymond and Herbert of California; one brother, W. S. Going and several nephews.  His wife, Maude Slaughter Going died January 26, 1920.”

 

Job Going was born at Pleasant Grove, Pickens County, Alabama, November 30, 1852.  He came to Birmingham in 1883 and had lived here since.  For years he engaged in the merchandising business in Pratt City, making many friends.

 

He manifested an interest in the affairs of this section and was elected to the Jefferson County Board of Rev-enue in 1904 and was reelect for a second term, being chosen president of the board.  He was an ardent worker in the position, and many developments started at that time throughout the county are to be credited to his vi-sion.  At the time of his death, he was engaged with his sons in the road machinery business, being president of Going Road Machinery Company, Inc.

 

Mr. Going was an elder of the Second Presbyterian Church of Birmingham, a member of the Knights of Pythias and Woodmen of the World.  The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Second Presby-terian Church, 12th Street at 10th Avenue, South, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery.  Active pallbearers will be Henry S. Going, Clarence J. Going, Rhodes Boykin, nephews; Gardner Sommerville, W. G. Spence, James D. Duncan, R. B. Coleman, Dr. John Douglass and Charles Morgan.  Honorary pallbearers are the elders and deacons of the Second Presbyterian Church and members of the Pratt City Knights of Pythias Lodge."

 

Children born to Job Going and Maude Slaughter Going in-clude:

 

                Herbert Watson Going                        born October 8, 1882

                Walter Somerville Going     born December 2, 1884

                Raymond Eli Going                                              born August 8, 1889

                Hugh Campbell Going                         born Sept. 15, 1892

 

Herbert Watson Going, son of Job Going and Maude Slaughter Going, was born about 1882, probably in Birmingham.  He was a partner with his father in Pratt City in a mercantile business.  He was married to Ruth Danahoe September 10, 1915.  In 1917 they lived in Calexico, California.

 

Children born to Herbert Watson Going and Ruth Danahoe

Going include:

 

                Betty Edmunds Going                                                         born in 1917

 

Walter Somerville Going, son of Job Going and Maude Slaughter Going, was born December 2 1884, probably in Birmingham.  He attended Auburn College.  He was married January 1, 1919 to Helen Margaret Newhall.

 

Children born to Walter Somerville Going and Helen Margaret Newhall include:

 

                Walter Sommerville Going, Jr.            born October 1, 1919

                Grace Margaret Going                                         born November 16, 1923

 

Raymond Eli Going, son of Job Going and Maude Slaughter Going, was born August 8, 1889, probably in Birmingham.  He was married about 1926 to Jessie Woodward Jones.  He died September 18, 1929.  No children were born to Raymond Eli Going and Jessie Woodward Jones Going.

 

Hugh Campbell Going, son of Job Going and Maude Slaughter Going, was born September 15, 1892, probably in Birmingham.  He was married July 2, 1921 to Alice B. Wheeler.  He died December 23, 1929 in Birmingham.

 

Children born to Hugh Campbell Going and Alice B. Wheeler Going include:

 

                Hugh Campbell Going, Jr.                   born October 16, 1925

 

Eli Lockert Going, son of Eli Thomas Going and Jane M. Somerville Going, was born February 10, 1855 in Pickens County.  He was a bondsman for the marriage of his brother, William Samuel Going April 9, 1887, according to Pickens County marriage records.  He died January 31, 1922.

 

Alfred Elijah Going, son of Job Isaac Going and Rebecca Lockert Going, was born March 4, 1819 in Chester District, South Carolina.  He was brought to Tuscaloosa County, Al-abama in 1823.  He was mentioned as an heir in the estate of his father which was administered in 1834.  His family removed to Pickens County, Alabama in 1835. 

 

He was married to Miss Marion A. Wigginton September 5, 1841 at Princeton, Kentucky, according to Caldwell County Marriage Book 2, as abstracted in "First Caldwell County, Kentucky Marriage Books."   Marriage Record Books 1-21 were transcribed by E. Arwana Kyle for the volume.  Marion A. Wigginton Going was born May 25, 1818.

 

"Marion S. Going" appeared on the roll of Oak Grove Pres-byterian Church in Pickins County in 1843.  He appeared on the membership roster of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church be-tween 1853 and 1860. 

 

On December 16, 1854 Alfred Elijah Going received land in Section 13, Township 22, Range 14W in Pickens County.  The land grant was recorded in "Tuscaloosa Land Office Reg-ister," according to "Old Tuskaloosa Land Office Records & Military Warrants, 1821-1855" by Marilyn Davis Barefield.

 

He became totally blind by 1857, according to a letter written February 3, 1857 by his uncle, Isaac Going of Union District.

 

Marion A. Wigginton Going died July 6, 1881 and was buried in Franconia Cemetery, Franconia, Alabama.  Alfred Elijah Going joined his brothers Eli Lockert Going and John S. Going as bondsmen on a marriage application of W. S. Going and Elizabeth S. Johnston April 9, 1887.  He died February 27, 1896 and was buried beside his wife.

 

Children born to Alfred Elijah Going and Marion A. Wigginton Going include:

 

                Rebecca Jane Going                                            born in 1842

                Mary Bell Going                                                   born August 29, 1844

                Susan Augusta Going                         born in 1847

                John Job Going                                                    born December 25, 1848

                Thomas Henry Going                          born January 9, 1851

                Emily Augusta Going                          born in 1855

                Martha Josephine Going                    born July 29, 1859

 

Rebecca Jane Going, daughter of Alfred Elijah Going and Marion A. Wigginton Going, was born in 1842.  She was bap-tized October 25, 1842, according to the records of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church.  She was married about 1866 to J. W. Bridges.

 

Mary Bell Going, daughter of Alfred Elijah Going and Marion A. Wigginton Going, was born August 29, 1844 in Pickens County.  She was admitted to the Oak Grove Presbyterian Church about 1863.  On December 26, 1871, she was married to E. G. Mobley who was born January 8, 1836.  E. G. Mobley, who died September 28, 1896, and she was remarried about 1900, husband's name Freeman.  She died January 1, 1916 and was buried in Bethany Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Pick-ens County, located five miles east of Aliceville, Alabama, ac-cording to "Mississippi Cemetery and Bible Records," Vol. 5.

 

Susan Augusta Going, daughter of Alfred Elijah Going and Marion A. Wigginton Going, was born September 23, 1846 and was baptized as an infant April 1, 1847 at Oak Grove Presbyte-rian Church.  She died October 18, 1851 at age five and was buried in Franconia Cemetery.

 

John Job Going, son of Alfred Elijah Going and Marion A.  Wigginton Going, was born December 25, 1848.  He died at age three February 24, 1852 and was buried in Franconia Cemetery.

 

Thomas Henry Going, son of Alfred Elijah Going and Marion A. Wigginton Going, was born January 9, 1851 in Pickens County.  He died at age 16 March 22, 1867 and was buried in Franconia Cemetery.

 

Emily Augusta Going, daughter of Alfred Elijah Going and Marion A. Wigginton Going, was born in 1855 in Pickens County.  She was married about 1875 to Edward E. Rose who was born in 1855 in Greene County, Alabama.  They removed to Fayette, Alabama before 1880.  He later served as mayor of Fayette.  She died there in 1943, and he died there in August 1953.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                James Edward Rose                             born about 1877

                Thomas Alfred Rose                           born about 1880

                William Rose                                                         born in 1890

                Ernestine Rose                                     born about 1894

 

Martha Josephine Going, daughter of Alfred Elijah Going and Marion A. Wigginton Going, was born July 29, 1859 in Pickens County.  "Josephine Going" was baptized in 1860, according to the records of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church.  She was married May 12, 1886 at age 26 to James K. Martin.  Martha Josephine Going Martin died July 22, 1900 and was buried in Franconia Cemetery.

 

Mrs. W. S. Morrow, a descendant of Alfred Elijah Going and her husband were the only members of First Presbyterian Church of Aliceville 100 years after the founding of Oak Grove

 

Presbyterian Church who were descendants of the charter members of the church.

 

Rebecca Going, daughter of Job Isaac Going and Rebecca Lockert Going, was born about 1822, probably in Chester County.  It is believed that she died before 1834 because she was not mentioned as an heir in the administration of her fa-ther's estate in that year.

 

Other unidentified members of the Going family appear in the records of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church:

 

Mahala Going was an early-day member of the church, [no dates given.]

 

Mrs. Maude Going were received into the congregation were received into the congregation between 1875 and 1882.

 

Teeny Going was received into the church September 22, 1839.

 

William I. Going was received into the congregation between 1853 and 1860.

 

Going Jay, Tyler Polk Jay, James Jay, Mary Jay and Lewis Jay were received into the church between 1863 and 1873.

 

Other members of the Going family appear in various Pickens County records:

 

Al Going was married to Mollie Wells December 24, 1886, according to "Pickens County, Alabama Marriages, 1881-1892." Children born to Al Going and Mollie Wells Going are unknown.

 

On the same day and probably in a double wedding, Lewis Going was married to Rebecca Wells December 24, 1886, according to "Pickens County, Alabama Marriages, 1881-1892."  Of Lewis Going and Rebecca Wells Going nothing more is known.

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"Lewis Going" was mentioned in a report of First Lt. Charles W. Stratham, Lee's Battery, writing from prison camp.  The report, carried in "War Department Series," Volume 2, concerned an engagement fought at Rich Mountain, West Virginia.  The report was dated at Rich Mountain Pass June 13, 1861.  Lt. Stratham mentioned that Lewis Going was "injured in the arm in a gallant defense of his battery which was overrun by superior forces."

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John Going, son of Drury Going and Sarah "Sallie" Baxter Going, was born January 10, 1774, probably in Chester District.  Linda Goings, family historian, suggests that he was born in Camden District, Fairfield County.

 

He may have been the John Going was married April 7, 1806 to Mildred Eubanks in Columbia County, Georgia, according to "Columbia County, Georgia Marriage Records. 1787-1863."  John Going died February 3, 1819.

 

Children born to John Going and Mildred Eubanks Going include:

 

                Joseph Going                                                                                                        born about 1790

                Lucinda Going                                                                                      born about 1793

 

Joseph Going, son of John Going and Mildred Eubanks Going, was born about 1790 in Columbia County, 16 years before the marriage of his parents, according to Linda Goings.

 

Joseph Going was married to “Miss Jude Kindrick” No-vember 1, 1822 according to Columbia County Marri-age Book A, page 181.  She is identified as the daughter of Austin Kendrick and Mary Wiley Kendrick.  Joseph Going and Judith Kendrick Going lived in Columbia County until about 1850, then moved to Dougherty County, Georgia and then later to Worth County, Geor-gia.

 

"Judah Kendrick Going" was mentioned in "The Georgia Land Lottery Papers, 1805-1914," page 294:

 

"Columbia County, Lot 56-9 Lee.  Addison Hassel, formerly Addison Kendrick [illegitimate child of Judah Kendrick, now Judah Going], his name having been changed by an act of the General Assembly, 1826 session, see Dawsons Digest, page 329, appoints Dr. Nathan Crawford as att'y for himself and Littleberry A. Kendrick of Alabama, to take out a grant to lot 56, 9th Dist. Lee County.  Signed: Addison Hassel before James D. Green, J.P, 15 June 1843.

 

Pers. app'd. Addison Hassel, formerly Addison Kendrick, to claim Lot 56-9-1 of the 1827 Lottery, drawn by Judah Greene's illegitimate children, which was in error when entered and should have been Judah Kendrick's illegitimate children.  Signed Addison Hassel before James D. Green, J.P, June 15, 1843."

 

Children born to Joseph Going and Judith Kendrick Going include:

 

                John W. Going                                                                     born in 1831

 

John W. Going, son of Joseph Going and Judith Kendrick Going, was born in Columbia County in 1831, according to the research of Linda Goings.  He was married May 7, 1849 in Stewart County, Georgia to Nancy A. Nelson.  “John W. Goins” was married to Nancy Nelson May 27, 1849, according to "Stewart County, Georgia Marriages. 1823-1864."

 

John W. Going served as a Confederate soldier from Worth County, Georgia during the Civil War, according to the research of Linda Goings. 

 

Children born to John W. Going and Nancy A. Nelson Going include:

 

                Jessie T. Goings                                                                                   born March 5, 1860

                William D. Goings                                                                                born August 14, 1862

 

Jessie T. Goings, son of John W. Going and Nancy A. Nelson Going, was born March 5, 1860.  He was married about 1883 to Nettie A. Smith.  He died March 9, 1834 in Moultrie, Georgia.

 

William D. Goings, son of John W. Going and Nancy A. Nelson Going, was born August 14, 1862.  He was married to Ananet Abigail Smith, according to Linda Goings.  He died February 23, 1934 in Moultrie.                 

 

Miss Lucinda Going was married to Nowell Kindrick, perhaps a brother of Jude Kindrick December 29, 1826, according to Columbia County Marriage Book A, page 206.  She is regarded as a brother to Joseph Going by Linda Goings.

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Isaac Going, son of Drury Going and Sarah "Sallie" Baxter Going, was born April 28, 1775 in Chester District. 

 

Isaac Going deeded 131 acres of land in April 1799 to Robert Love, according to Chester County Deed Book G, page 26. 

 

In October 1801 Isaac Going deeded 27 acres to John Love, according to Chester County Deed Book H, page 444.

 

He was baptized at the June meeting of the Pacolet [later Skull Shoals] Baptist Church in 1803, and became a Mason in the same year, according to the research of Fredrick M. Tucker, a descendant of Duncan, South Carolina.  He was married August 21, 1804 to Rebecca Palmer, seventh child of John W. Palmer and Martha "Patty" Williams Palmer of Union District, South Carolina.  Rebecca Palmer Going was born February 1, 1789. 

 

John W. Palmer was born September 6, 1753, according to the research of Ethel Weber Walling and Estelle Weber Dunbar.  He was the son of William Palmer who was born February 18 1727 in N. Farnham Parish in Richmond County, Virginia. 

 

William Palmer was the son of Robert Palmer and his second wife Martha Freeman who were married about 1724.  Robert Palmer was the son of John Palmer who was born in Northumberland County, Virginia.  John Palmer is regarded as the son of Thomas Palmer who was born in Great Britain about 1590 and emigrated to Virginia in 1621 aboard the

"Tyger."

 

Children born to John W. Palmer and Martha "Patty" Williams Palmer include:

 

                Amasa Palmer                                       born July 22, 1774

                William Palmer                                      born July 16, 1776

                Ezekiel Palmer                                       born November 9, 1778

                John Palmer                                                           born February 13, 1780

                Nancy Palmer                                                        born about 1783

                Sallie Palmer                                                          born October 15, 1786

                Rebecca Palmer                                    born Febuary 1, 1789

                Ellis Palmer                                                            born August 22, 1792

                Rhoda Palmer                                                        born August 7, 1796

 

Rhoda Palmer was married about 1814 to Joseph McKissick, thought to be namesake of Isaac McKissick Going who was born September 2, 1818.  Rhoda Palmer McKissick died October 25, 1882 at the age of 86.

 

A receipt was issued by James W. Darby, deputy clerk to Isaac Going January 4, 1808, "Rec'd of Mr. Isaac Gowing One Dollar for serving done in Pinckney.  Office removed to Union." 

 

Another receipt read, "Rec'd of Isaac Going Three Dollars in full of a debt due me by Isaac Going, Administrator of the Es-tate of Elijah Going.  James Anderson, January 11, 1809."

 

On the same date, Isaac Going and his brother-in-law Larkin Asa Tindall posted a bond in connection with the guardianship of Thomas Going, minor.  The child is believed to be a son of his deceased brother, Elijah Going and Mary Docea Going.  The bond read:

 

"South Carolina

 

Know all men by these presents that we, Isaac Going and Asa Tindall are held & firmly bound to Joseph Brown, Ordinary of Chester District in the just and full Sum of Five Thousand Dollars to be paid to said Joseph Brown or his successors ordinary of the said District or their certain attorney or assigns to which payment well & truly to be made. we bind our selves & every of our ---- & every of our heirs, executors and administrators on the whole & for who jointly and severally by these presents Sealed & dated this Eleventh day of January of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and nine, the thirty-third year of American Independence.

 

The condition of this obligation is such that if the above bounded Isaac Goin shall carefully & lovingly bring up Thomas Going, infant son of Mary [Nancy?] Going Dec'd and during the time of his minority with necessary food & drink ---- ------- ----- & --- -- learning, according to his degree & ------- ---- ---- shall be guardian & tutor to the said Ward shall preserve him ----- --- ----- or loss of lands or goods as far as in him lies and all such portions as shall fall due to the said Ward ---- of the goods chattels of any person whatsoever shall pay & deliver to him when he shall come to age, to receive the same & the said shall happen to --- before that time & if the said Isaac Going do in such case pay such portion to whom-soever shall be entitled to the same by Law & Bond a just & true account of his said guardianship & I save harmless the said Ordinary on account of granting the said Letters Guardianship, then this obligation to be void or else to remain of force.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                Isaac Going

                                                                                                                                                                                Asa Tindall"

 

Rebecca Palmer Going was received into Skull Shoals Baptist Church in July 1804.  Martha "Patty" Williams Palmer died August 19, 1813, and John Palmer died January 28, 1828, ac-cording to Thomas Baxter Going.

 

"Isaac Going" was a witness to the will of his mother November 4, 1814,  according to Chester County Deed Book H, page 9.  Isaac Going was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Union District, page 182:

 

                "Going, Isaac        white male             50-60

                                                                                white female          40-50

                                                                                white male             20-30

                                                                                white male             10-15

                                                                                white male             10-15

                                                                                white male               5-10

                                                                                white female            5-10

                                                                                white male               0-5

                                                                                white male               0-5"

 

Isaac Going was shown as the owner of 11 slaves in the enu-meration, listed as:

 

                "one female                                                                           55-100

                one female                                                                             36-55

                one male                                                                                                36-55

                four males                                                                                              10-24

                one female                                                                             10-24

                two males                                                                                                0-10

                two females                                                                             0-10"

 

"Isaac Goings, Esquire," reappeared in the 1840 census of Union District, page 230.  Seven members of the household were engaged in agriculture:

 

                "Goings, Isaac, Esq.            white male             60-70

                                                                                                                white female          50-60

                                                                                                                white female          15-20

                                                                                                                white male             10-15

                                                                                                                white male               5-10

                                                                                                                white female            5-10

                                                                                                                white male               0-5"

 

He owned eight slaves recorded as:

 

                "one female                                                                           55-100

                one male                                                                                                36-55

                one female                                                                             36-55

                one male                                                                                                24-36

                two males                                                                              10-24

                one female                                                                             10-24

                one male                                                                                                  0-10"

 

In his later years Isaac Going had very poor eyesight.  Rebecca Palmer Going died August 31, 1855.  Isaac Going wrote a letter to his nephew Alfred Elijah Going February 3, 1857:

 

                                                                                                "Union District, South Carolina

                                                                                                  February 3, 1857

To Alfred E. Going

Dear Nephew,

 

It is with the kindest feeling of respect that I undertake to answer your kind letter which came safe to hand.  I was truly glad that you were prompted to write me so interesting a letter respecting my relatives.  I believe yours is the first letter that I have received from the family; sometime I have heard of your verbally.  I feel sorrow to hear of your blindness and can sympathize with you, for I know the lack of eyesight.  I have not been totally blind as you, to be led about; the roads that I have been accustomed to travel I can of a light day make my way along with a staff.

 

My wife died last day of August 1855 after a few hours of sickness, we lived a long life together, we had eleven children.  I will give you all their names.  The first is Thomas Baxter, Sarah, John Madison, Elijah, Drury, Rhoda, Isaac Mack, William, Amasa Vernon, Elisha and the youngest is Martha Keron Happuch.  Elijah, John and Isaac Mack are dead.  I have six grandchildren married.  I am eighty-two years old the 28th day of next April--if I should live to see it.

 

I joined the Baptist Church and was baptized June 1803, of which I have been a member ever since.  I served the church as deacon forty-five years.  During the time since I became acquainted with myself and blessed Redeemer, I have met with many a sore conflict, but by the grace of God enabling me I have continued to this day.  I have served as an active magistrate twenty-four years.  Three of my children joined the Baptist church, Thomas Baxter, John and Rhoda.  Thomas Baxter is now acting deacon and clerk of the same church to which I am a member.  I have three children living with me, two boys and one girl; the rest of them are married.  As to this world's goods, their progress has not been so great as others, yet they are enabled to live. 

 

Negro men rate from one thousand to twelve hundred dollars, likely young girls rate at nine hundred dollars.  the price of land is from ten to twelve dollars an acre.  We have had several bad crop years; corn brings 75c per bushel readily, flour eight dollars per barrel.  Pork sells at 7c gross.  Our country is nearly all cleared and worn out, but reclaimed land with proper cultivation produces tolerably well.

 

The settlement your father moved from does not look like the same country; the generation of people that then lived are near all dead and moved away, the country nearly cleared and covered with swarms of negroes.

 

Tell Joseph Cook that his old Uncle Josiah Cook is yet living and very rich without heirs, that he should do well to visit us next summer as he speaks of coming or any of the rest of the connections.

 

If these few lines should be so fortunate as to reach you, please write me on receipt of the same about all of the relations, who is dead and who is alive, who is rich and who is poor, and the current news of the country.  I have one grandson who follows overseeing, spoke of visiting you this winter, wishes to know what he could get per year for overseeing in your country.  I think he is declined going away till next winter.

 

I would be very glad if I could enjoy myself in your company, but I will never expect it as my days will soon be numbered according to the course of nature.  I have lived a long time, can witness the assertion of the Scriptures where it says, "Many are the afflictions of the righteous, yet the Lord delivers them out of them all."

 

Please to write to whether Andrew McGuire received his pension of Merry McGuire, his grandfather.

 

I believe I have written most of the general news.  I must come to a close shortly.  I am bouyed up to think that I have not much longer to stay here in a state of blindness, but I expect a day soon when I shall be received up into heaven, when I shall not need these poor blind eyes to give sight, for the Lord God in his dazzling glory is the light of that place.  I must come to a close by wishing you prosperity through life, and at last be received at the right hand of God.

 

Give my best wishes to all of my inquiring friends, so farewell.

                                                                                                                Isaac Going"

 

Rebecca Palmer Going died August 1, 1855 at age 66 and was buried in the Going family cemetery in Union District.  Isaac Going was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1860 census of Union County, page 236.  Isaac Going died January 27, 1861, according to a letter written by Thomas Baxter Going March 16, 1879 and was buried beside his wife..

 

Eleven children were born to Isaac Going and Rebecca Palmer Going:

 

                Thomas Baxter Going                                          born May 13, 1806

                Sarah Palmer Going                                                              born July 13, 1808

                John Madison Going                                                           born July 14, 1810

                Elijah Bobo Going                                                                born January 15, 1813

                Drury Dobbins Going                                          born November 24, 1815

                Isaac McKissick Going                                       born September 2, 1818

                Rhoda Going                                                                                         born August 24, 1821

                William George Washington Going

                                                                                                                                                                born July 17, 1824

                Amasa Vernon "Mace" Going           born January 30, 1827

                Elisha Palmer Going                                                             born December 22, 1829

                Martha Kerenhappuch Going            born July 4, 1835

 

Fredrick M. Tucker wrote, "All birthdates above came from the Isaac Going bible, now destroyed.  The dates were copied from it in 1879 by Thomas Baxter Going in Alabama and sent to my great-great-grandfather William George Washington Going in a letter, copies of which still exist.  Death dates for some of their children also came from this bible."

 

Thomas Baxter Going, son of Isaac Going and Rebecca Palmer Going, was born May 13, 1806 in Union District.  He was married February 20, 1825 to Elizabeth Vinson, his childhood sweetheart, according to Essie Clarice Joiner Oswalt, a descen-dant.  She was born February 4, 1804 in Union District, ac-cording to Fredrick M. Tucker. 

 

"Thomas B. Gowing" was enumerated in the 1830 census of Union County, page 183:

 

                "Gowing, Thomas B.           white male             20-30

                                                                                                                                white female          20-30

                                                                                                                                white female            0-5"

 

"Baxter Goings" was listed as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Union County, page 211, adjoining his brother "Drury Goings" and near "Nancy Goings," "John Goings" and his father "Isaac Goings, Esquire."

 

The head of the household was recorded as a "teacher and a

farmer."  The family was composed of:

 

                "Goings, Baxter    white male             30-40

                                                                                                white female          30-40

                                                                                                white female          10-15

                                                                                                white male               5-10

                                                                                                white female            5-10

                                                                                                white female            0-5"

 

In 1855 Thomas Baxter Going was "acting deacon and clerk" of the Baptist Church, according to a letter written by his father. 

 

"Baxter Going" was enumerated as the head of a household in

the 1860 census of Union County, page 226.  He was mentioned as a resident of Union District in the probate application of his brother, Amasa Vernon "Mace" Going filed there November 23, 1866.

 

Elizabeth Vinson Going died in Union District July 18, 1865, according to Fredrick M. Tucker. 

 

After her death, Thomas Baxter Going joined William M. Dabbs and Jim Inman in a wagontrain to remove to Huntsville, Alabama, according to Essie Clarice Joiner Oswalt.

 

"When they reached Walnut Grove, Alabama, they were forced to stop because a snow storm was in progress.  They never reached Huntsville.  They thought Walnut Grove was the Garden of Eden.

 

Being well-educated, Thomas Baxter Going organized a private school and taught the children from the 'Blue Back Speller.'  He bought land and farmed, but he never recovered in all his 90 years from the loss of his beloved Beth who had died at Skull Shoals just before their departure."

 

Thomas Baxter Going wrote a letter to his brother, William George Washington Going March 16, 1879:

 

                                                                                Walnut Grove, Etowah County, Ala.

                                                                                                                                March 16, 1879

Dear Brother,

 

By the Divine Providence of God, I am again permitted to write to you in answer of yours and also to send your request.  We are today enjoying common health and also Dabbs and Inman are well as far as I know.  We have had a very cold, wet winter with heavy freezes, but little snow.  Gentle spring has come in with mild and pleasant weather.  The farmers are busy engaged in preparing for another crop.  There will be more guano used this year than has been any year previous.  By that you can guess respecting the indebtedness of the people. 

 

According to your request, I with pleasure send you a true list of ages as recorded in Father's Bible.  I will begin with father and mother's.  Isaac Going was born 28th day of April, 1775.  Mother, Rebecca Palmer was born 1st day of February 1789 and was married the 21st day of August 1804.  Father was baptized in the May meeting of the Pacolet Church in 1803, and also the same year joined the Masonic fraternity. 

 

                Thomas Baxter Going was born the 13th day of May

1806.

                Sarah Palmer Going was born the 13th day of July

1808.

                John Madison Going was born the 14th day of July 1810 and died the 25th day of July 1844.  He lived 34 years and 10 days.

                Elijah Bobo Going was born on Friday, 15th day of January, 1813 and died the 16th day of February 1827.  He lived 14 years and 32 days.

                Drury Dobbins Going was born on Friday, 24th day of November 1815.

                Isaac McKissick Going was born Wednesday, 2nd day of September 1818.  He died in Pickens County, Al-abama the 10th day of August 1840; he wanted 23 days of being 22 years old.

                Rhoda Going was born Friday, 24th day of August 1821

                William George Washington Going was born on Saturday, 17th day of July  1824 at 35 minutes past 8 o'clock in the morning.

                Amasa Vernon Going was born Tuesday, 30th day of January 1827, 45 minutes past 6 o'clock in the evening.

                Elisha Palmer Going was born on Tuesday, 22nd day of December 1829, ten minutes past 6 o'clock in the evening. 

                Martha Keren Happuch Going was born Thursday, 4th day of July 1835.

 

The death of Father and Mother stands recorded thus--Rebecca Going departed this life the first day of August 1855, aged 66 years and 6 months.  Isaac Going departed this life the 27th day of January 1861, aged 85 years and 9 months and one day.

 

Drury Going departed this life the 22nd day of February 1796 in the 47th year of his age.  He died on the road coming home from Charleston with his wagon and team.  He lacked 3 days drive of reaching home when he died.  He was hauled home and buried at home.  Sarah Going departed this life 22nd day of April 1820 in the 69th year of her age.

 

Patty or Martha Palmer departed this life 19th day of August 1813 in the 59th year of her age.  John Palmer departed this life 28th day of January 1828. 

 

In looking over I find the date of Elisha P. Going's death as 16th day of July 1864 by a cannon ball near Fussels Mill in the New Market fight, Henry County, Va.  Now, dear brother, you can record the dates I have given you in your large family Bible so that your children and grandchildren may hand down their fore father's posterity.  The Going is of Irish on Mother's side English and Dutch.

 

I was pleased to hear of the well doing of your children.  I have not heard a word about Eva.  Is she dead?  Eunice sent her likeness to her.  Eunice says she would like to enjoy Eva's company again.  I am getting old and feeble near 73 years old.  I have not had good health since last July.  When I feel able, I go out and work a little.  I feel better with exercise.  I gain, but the least cold throws me back. 

 

I am what is called a Licentiate Preacher.  I don't go about much, but if it is the Lord's will, when the weather becomes warm I wish to visit the churches around.  Religion is at a very low ebb at this time owing to so many divisions of profession--three kinds of Baptists, Missionary, Primitive or commonly called Hard Shells.  Two years ago they divided and called it  The Church of Christ being wonderfully opposed to all  benevolent institutions of the day, especially the Masonic fraternity and Sabbath Schools.  Their chief doctrine is that of Election and reprobation and non-fellowship with all who do not coincide with their Views.  There are two kinds of Methodists--North and South.  They divided during the war--they have no fellowship with each other.  Then there are the Seventh Day Adventists and Soul Sleeping Baptists.  I could not give a full history of their doctrines in the space I have to write.  They make proselytes owing to the unlearned and unread of many of the people.  I hope you and all the boys that have grown up have made to rejoice in Jesus Christ the Savior.  Let us pray for each other as all are dead of father's family that if we never meet again, we will try to meet together with our friends in Heaven.

 

                                                                                                                                                                Farewell,

                                                                                                                                                                Thomas B. Going

To W.G.W. Going and children 

All write soon.

 

P. S. I received a letter from James DuPre a few days ago who says these are hard times.  All well.  Intends moving back to Alabama next fall from Georgia.  What has become of Walter Morehead?

 

died May 9, 1896 in Blount County, Al-abama, according to the "Weekly Union Times."  He was buried in Harmony Cemetery near Altoona, Alabama.

 

Four children were born to them:

 

                Winnie Adeline Going                                                        born July 17, 1827

                James McIsaac Going                                                         born January 4, 1832

                Lucinda Christina Atlas Going                          born January 8, 1836

                Eunice Going                                                                                                        born in June 1839

 

Winnie Adeline Going, daughter of Thomas Baxter Going and Elizabeth Vinson Going, was born July 17, 1827.  She was married to John Inman, Jr. of Union District, South Carolina about 1845, according to Terry Jackson.  She died June 25, 1909.

 

James McIsaac [McKissick?] Going, son of Thomas Baxter Going and Elizabeth Vinson Going, was born January 4, 1832.  A "James Going" was in the Seventh South Carolina Confederate Cavalry Regiment in the Civil War with his uncle, William George Washington Going.  He died in July 1908.

 

Lucinda Christina Atlas Going, daughter of Thomas Baxter Going and Elizabeth Vinson Going, was born January 8, 1836 in Union District.  She was married to William Dabbs February 28, 1856 in Union District.  He was born there August 29, 1827.  He died in 1908 at Kelton, South Carolina, and she died at Marietta, Georgia in 1915.

 

Children born to William Dabbs and Lucinda Christina Atlas Going Dabbs include:

 

                Mariah Sims Dabbs                                                                             born April 12, 1857

 

Mariah Sims Dabbs, daughter of William Dabbs and Lucinda Christina Atlas Going Dabbs, was born April 12, 1857 at Pa-colet, South Carolina.  She was married January 1, 1874 to Coleman Haynes who was born February 29, 1851 at Flat Creek, Georgia.  She died at Walnut Grove, Alabama December 24, 1890, and he died there January 14, 1913.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Ara Atlas Haynes                                                                                born February 23, 1883

 

Ara Atlas Haynes, daughter of Coleman Haynes and Marian Sims Dabbs Haynes, was born February 23, 1883.  She was married November 11, 1900 to Rev. Charles William Joiner who was born August 15, 1879 at Cullman, Alabama.  He died January 30, 1951, and she died June 29, 1956 at Cullman. 

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Essie Clarice Joiner                                                                              born January 5, 1908

 

Essie Clarice Joiner, daughter of Rev. Charles William Joiner and Ara Atlas Haynes Joiner, was born January 5, 1908 at Boaz, Alabama.  She was married October 19, 1930 at Cullman to Loyd Clifton Oswalt.  She affiliated with D.A.R. in 1965 on the basis of the Revolutionary service of Drury Going.

 

In 1992 and in 1997 Essie Clarice Joiner Oswalt, a member of Gowen Research Foundation, lived at Tuskeegee, Alabama.

 

Eunice Going, daughter of Thomas Baxter Going and Elizabeth Vinson Going, was born in June 1839 in Union District.

 

Sarah Palmer Going, daughter of Isaac Going and Rebecca Palmer Going, was born July 13, 1808 in Union District.  She was married January 5, 1826 to Willis Vinson.  She was mentioned in the probate application of her brother, Amasa Vernon "Mace" Going filed in Union District November 23, 1866.  She, apparently a widow, lived in Chattanooga, Tennessee at that time.  She died there in Hamilton County, Tennessee February 9, 1875 and was buried there in Tyner Baptist Church Cemetery.  Six children were born to them.

 

An entry in the family bible read, "Elijah Vinson departed this life 3 day of May 1887.  He died in Georgia where he lived several years.  He was a son of Willis & Sariah Vinson."

 

John Madison Going, son of Isaac Going and Rebecca Palmer Going, was born July 14, 1810 in Union District.  "John Go-ings," a bachelor living alone, was enumerated on page 223 of the Union County census of 1840.  He was listed as a teacher, age "30-40."  He died there July 25, 1844, unmarried.

 

Elijah Bobo Going, son of Isaac Going and Rebecca Palmer Going, was born January 15, 1813 in Union District.  He died there at age 14, February 16, 1827.

 

Drury Dobbins Going, son of Isaac Going and Rebecca Palmer Going, was born November 24, 1815 in Union District.  He was married about 1838 to Sarah Spears.

 

"Drury Goings" was the head of a household in the 1840 census of Union County, page 211.  He was a farmer.  The household was enumerated as:

 

                "Goings, Drury     white male             20-30

                                                                                                white female          20-30

                                                                                                white female            0-5"

 

He was remarried about 1857 to Elizabeth Wyatt.  He was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1860 census of Union County, page 226. 

 

On November 23, 1866, he applied for the administration of the estate of his brother, Amasa Vernon Going who was killed in Civil War service in December 1864, perhaps in the Battle of Nashville.  The application was refused. 

 

Drury Dobbins Goings was married for a third time in 1870 to Mrs. Miriam Sharp Adams Fowler Bentley as her fourth husband. 

 

Children born to Drury Dobbins Going and Sarah Spears Going include:

 

                Eliza Doshea Going                                                                              born August 21, 1839

                James M. Going                                                                                    born about 1842

                William Isaac Peeler Going                                 born about 1844

                Rebecca Going                                                                                     born about 1846

 

Children born to Drury Dobbins Going and Elizabeth Wyatt

Going include:

 

                John Smith Going                                                                 born June 21, 1859

                William Beauregard Going                                  born May 9, 1861

                Elisha R. Going                                                                                     born March 29, 1863

 

Children born to Drury Dobbins Going and Miriam Sharp Adams Fowler Bentley Going include:

 

                Mary Elizabeth Going                                          born March 1, 1871

                Jacob A. Going                                                                     born August 26, 1873

                Abram Egbert Going                                                            born November 11, 1875

 

Eliza Doshea Going, daughter of Drury Dobbins Going and Sarah Spears Going, was born August 21, 1839 in Union Dis-trict.  She was enumerated in the 1840 census of her father's household as a "white female, 0-5."  She died February 16, 1913, according to Fredrick M. Tucker.

 

James M. Going, son of Drury Dobbins Going and Sarah Spears Going, was born about 1842.  He died August 19, 1861 in Confederate military hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia.

 

William Isaac Peeler Going, son of Drury Dobbins Going and Sarah Spears Going, was born about 1844.  He died about 1886.

 

Rebecca Going, daughter of Drury Dobbins Going and Sarah Spears Going, was born about 1846.  She was deceased by 1860.

 

John Smith Going, son of Drury Dobbins Going and Elizabeth Wyatt Going, was born June 21, 1859 in Union District.  He died December 29, 1928.

 

William Beauregard Going, son of Drury Dobbins Going and Elizabeth Wyatt Going, was born May 9, 1861.  He died July 29, 1911.

 

Elisha R. Going, son of Drury Dobbins Going and Elizabeth Wyatt Going, was born March 29, 1863 in Union District.  He died April 24, 1932.

 

Mary Elizabeth Going, daughter of Drury Dobbins Going and Miriam Sharp Fowler Bentley Going, was born March 1, 1871.  She died February 14, 1931.

 

Jacob A. Going, son of Drury Dobbins Going and Miriam Sharp Fowler Bentley Going, was born August 26, 1873.  He died April 23, 1876.

 

Abraham Egbert Going, son of Drury Dobbins Going and Miriam Sharp Fowler BEntley Going, was born November 11, 1875.  He died April 23, 1876.

 

Isaac McKissick Going, son of Isaac Going and Rebecca Palmer Going, was born September 2, 1818 in Union District.  He died unmarried August 10, 1840, at age 21, in Pickens County, Alabama and was buried there in Franconia Cemetery.

 

Rhoda Going, daughter of Isaac Going and Rebecca Palmer Going, was born August 24, 1821 in Union District.  She was married about 1840 to Richard Page.  They were mentioned in the probate application of her brother, Amasa Vernon "Mace" Going filed in Union District November 23, 1866.  She died there March 12, 1871, at age 49.  She was buried at Flat Rock Methodist Church in Union County.  She was the mother of four.

 

William George Washington Going, son of Isaac Going and Rebecca Palmer Going, was born July 17, 1824 at Kelton, South Carolina in Union District, according to his family bible. 

 

He was married September 16, 1847 in Union County to Nancy Manerva Jane Dupree who was born in South Carolina June 3, 1827, the first of 19 children of William Griffin DuPree and Julia Ann Fields Shaw DuPree.  He became a farmer and a merchant in the Pea Ridge section of Union District.

 

Nancy Manerva Jane Dupree joined the Baptist Church at Pa-colet Shoals, South Carolina in 1845 and was baptized in the Pacolet River, according to the family bible record published in "Old Southern Bible Records" by Memory Aldridge Lester. 

 

"William Going" was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1860 census of Union County, page 226.  Nearby was a household which included "Sarah Going," page 277.

 

William George Washington Going served on a Coroner's Jury which investigated a bizarre murder January 6, 1862, according to "The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research," Vol. 18:

 

"An Inquisition indented taken at Mastin Comer's in Union District 6 January 1862 before G. S. Gregory, Magistrate, acting as coroner, upon the dead body of Mastin Comer by the oaths of John P. McKissick, Robert Lawson, Wm. Goins, Ebenezer Fowler, Stephen Fowler, Joseph Kelly, Wm. D. Gault, Jackson Hames, Augustus Wood, Smith Cook, Wm. Sprouse, and Washington Gault, being a lawful Jury of Inquest, do say from evidence herewith annexed that the deceased came to his death by a wound inflicted in the head by Seaborn Woolbright with a knife in the public road near J. P. Porter's some 5 or 6 weeks previous to this date which caused the death of Mastin Comer.

 

Signed and sealed by G. S. Gregory, magistrate. acting Coroner, John P. McKissick, foreman, Robert Lawson, W. G. W. Going, Ebenezer Fowler, Stephen Fowler, Joseph Kelly, A. J. Hames, Wm. D. Gault, A. G. Wood, Smith Cook, Wm. Sprouse and G. W. Gault.

 

Summons issued to Franklin Vaughn, special constable, to notify the jury to appear at Mastin Comer's between the hours of 5 and 6 oclock on 6 January 1862.  Signed 6 January 1862 by G. S. Gregory, Magistrate. acting as Coroner.

 

The State vs Seaborn Woolbright--felony.  Wiley Wood, Doct. S. P. Simpson and J. P. Porter--Witnesses on examination at Inquest. 

 

Wiley Wood sworn says that he was with Mastin Comer the day previous to his death some 4 or 5 hours and that he complained some, witness has been with him more or less ever since he received a wound in the forehead with a knife, that the deceased would not talk and acted as tho he was an Eidet [idiot], that before he was wounded in the head he talked very freely and did not appear to be so dull.  Witness was not with him when he received the wound, but found him at work in the field the next morning and persuaded him to quit and go to his house, deceased appeared to be in a great deal of misery, was bleeding freely at the nose.  Dated 6 January 1862 and signed by Wiley Wood.

 

Doct. Samuel P. Simpson sworn, says that he opened the wound on the head of Mastin Comer, deceased, and is of the opinion that the wound caused his death.  Dr. Simpson was called on by G. S. Gregory, magistrate, acting as coroner, to perform the postmortem examination.  Signed 6 Jan. 1862 by S. J. Simpson.

 

Jidathan Porter sworn, states that he was present and saw Seaborn Woolbright stick a knife in the head of Mastin Comer deceast, and that the knife blade broke loose from the handle and remained in the wound and had to be drawn with a pair of strong nipers.  Witness does not recollect the day of the month but thinks it was at least 5 or 6 weeks previous to this date. Dated  6 January 1862 and signed by J. P. Porter."

 

 

William George Washington Going was enlisted March 10, 1863 in Company C, Seventh South Carolina Cavalry Regiment commanded by Col. A. C. Haskell in the Civil War.  He wrote his family June 15, 1863:

 

                                                                                Camp near Madden Station

                                                                                in 10 miles of Richmond

                                                                                Hanover County, Va.

                                                                June 15th day 1863, Monday morning

 

Dear wife and children,

 

I seat myself to write to you to let you know that I am still well and hearty as yet--hoping that when you re-ceive this letter, it may find you all well.  We here of course see a hard time of it, but no more that I expected when I left home.  We are falling back slowly.  We come here at this [place] on the 13th of June.  We don't know how long we will stay here.

 

The yankees are advancing from Yorktown and Williamsburg on the roads and on James River & the Permunkey River and Chickhommana.  We are falling back off the Bernenlere in order to get a chance at them.  We are getting a re-enforcement here now.  We have 9 calvary companies camped near here.  We got four more regiments of infantry yesterday, 3 regiments of North Carolinians and one from VA.

 

Col. Dabb's pickets and yankee pickets had a little fight day before yesterday.  We lost one man killed and two taken prisoner.  The yankees, 3 killed and one taken prisoner.  I can state to you and my friends that one the 6th of June we had a sever crumber[?] at King Williams Court House, that was our squadron and the 150 infantry--the yankees which we killed were 3 and wounded 2 and taken 3 prisoners.  Our loss was one man shot through the thigh.  I never heard bullets whizz around me as fast as that did for a few minutes.  We all thought a while back that we would not have much more fighting to do here, but now it is a daily thing.  We have a heap of picket fighting here now.  I take note of all the movements that is made.  It is my opinion that we will have a fight close by here in a short time.  Gen[?] Wise will fight if they will let him.  He got orders from Gen. Ensley to fall back to this place where we are stationed now.  I think that we can stand our ground

now with them.

 

This is a fine country for fish, we get as much fish as we want.  This is a great wheat country, the best wheat I have ever saw, but the yankees down where we left are destroying everything before them.  I am sorry for the women and children for it was hard before, but now it is worse.  The ladies treat us well in our travels.  If they have anything to eat, they generally give us some.  Some of the men who are out of service here are more like hogs than men.

 

We have cavalry fighting here every day.  I hope to God that I may live to go through safe and every man in our company.  We get along like brothers.  We had a fine sermon preached to us last Sunday by a Presbyterian preacher.  I want you to write to me when you get a let-ter from your father and when you have heard from any of your brothers or when you have heard from A. V. Going or E. P. Going.  I have not heard from any of them in some time, but it may be that some of them may be close by us. 

 

I got $91.20 the other day.  I paid $75 toward my horse.  I hear that cows are selling at home from one hundred to two hundred dollars.  I want you to take care of all your cows.  Butter is selling here at $3 per pound, $2 per gallon for buttermilk and $4 for a common chicken.  I paid $2 the other morning for my breakfast.  We get at this time coarse corn meal and bacon--that is what we are drawing. But we get plenty of fish.  James Going [James McKissisk Going, his nephew and son of his brother, Thomas Baxter Going] is well.  He went fishing yesterday and got a fine mess of fish, and James Going found a bee tree which we got lots of honey out of it.  If it was not for this war, it would be one of the best coun-tries to live in I ever saw.  The land is just good anuff and the great fields of clover, this is a low, flat country, the tide water runs up all these rivers.  I was on picket on the Pormunkey River last week at Treaiters Ferry.  I caught 14 fine fish.  I live well up here, certain.

 

I have to go on picket again in the morning.  We have to picket near the yankees.  Crops are very late here and little wheat is planted.  There is not more than one half of the land planted here and what is stands a chance to be destroyed. 

 

I want you to write to me as soon as you get this letter and write to me about your farm.  I hope that you will get all of your wheat safe.  Try to make all the corn you can and write how much molasses cane you planted and if you have the rice planted or not and plant all the best corn land peas and I would like to hear from your gar-den.  I hope that you will make plenty to live on. 

 

My Dear Children, you all must be good to your Mother and learn your books every Sunday and be good to each other and be good to all your friends.

 

Give my best respects to all inquiring friends.  Write in your next letter who is set to go to the war or now is gone.  I heard that was good many more had to go in service.  Now is the time for every man to do his duty if he ever intends to do it for we need all we can get now.  I had as bad a chance to leave as any man ever did.  I am willing to do my duty as any man and do it.  I know it is hard for every man to leave home, but the people don't know anything hard times at home to what the people do here, and I hope they never will know for I have seen more fine farms and fine houses burned and destroyed

that is in Union District.

 

Write how George Washington [his one-year son and namesake] is and if the boy grows any or not, and if your fruit hit or not.  There is lots of fruit here this year.  Be sure to write when you get this letter, and if you need anything to live on, you must buy it, and write how your corn is holding out.  I hope that you will have enough to do you.  Put a shoat in the pen and see if you can't make a fine hog out of it.  I hope the yankees may never get in Union.  Here I send you three postage stamps, ten cent stamps.

 

So I must come to a close.  Farewell, my Dear Wife and Children, I hope to see you all again.  Tell Alley Howdy and be a good boy and mind his mistress and make all he can, and when I come home I will give him a present if he will be a good boy.  God bless you all.

                                                                                                                                                Wm. G. W. Going

To Nancy Going & Children"

 

He wrote again July 11, 1863:

 

                                                                                                                "Camp War Bottoms Bridge

                                                                                                                  in Henrico County

                                                                                Saturday morning, July 11 day, 1863

Dear Wife,

 

I take my pen in hand this morning to let you know and the childrens that I am well at this time.  Hopeing when you get this it may be fine with you and all the childrens well.  I received your letter the other day which was dated 22nd of June.  Which I was sorry to learn that Fa-ther Griffen was dead.  I was in hope to see him once more in this life, but he has gone home out of this troubles some world.  I just believe that he has gone to heaven.  We are all got to die.  I want you to take care of your self and not grieve your self two much, and try to keep up for you are all of my dependent in this world to raise my dear little children. 

 

I hope to God that you and all of my dear little children may have good health, that I may see you and all of my dear little children once more.  Of course, I see a hard time of it, but no more than any other soldier does.  I have had my health as I ever did in my life, but about two weeks which I had the dysentery.  I have got stout again, and I weigh more than I ever did in my life.  I weigh 178 pounds.

 

Well, the yankeys are all gone from the white houses near this place, we have been taking several yankeys as prisoners.  They say we are gaining down to York Town and to Washington City.  I understand that the yankeys are got to Vicksburg.  I am sorry to hear that.  I heard last night that the yankeys had attacked Charleston.  I understand that Lee is falling back from Tennessee.  A week ago we all thought we had the yankeys whipped, but our men are low down now.  I am in hopes that we will hear some good news in a few days again to help our feelings.  Lee has captured a great many yankeys in Maryland and Penn.  He has done a great deal of good there on our side.  I have been over several battle grounds.  The yankeys bones are laying like old horses bones all over the ground.  I have seen several where they were shot down.  All of the bones were like a horse or any beast.  Dead at Gains Mill beats any place.  I saw in some square pits where they threw them in, arm bones are sticking out of the ground and threw a little dirt over them.  I have seen as many as three in one grave of our men, with head to their graves.  It is no more to see a dead man here than to see a dead dog at home.

 

Tell all of the boys that it does me good that they are working so well this summer, and I am glad to hear that you have got everything growing to live on.  I wish I had some of your Irish potatoes and beans and greens.  Nancy, I went out yesterday to buy some vegetables for our mess.  I gave for butter $2 per lb.  I gave $1 per quart for Irish potatoes and $1 for one dozen cucumbers and $1 per dozen squashes, and 50 cents for a quart of butter milk, and was glad to get it at that.  We get plenty of bacon.  We drawed out rashings yesterday.  We got crackers in place of meal.  We got some rice and salt.

 

We are looking to hear of a march somewhere in a day or two.  I want you to write to me whether you have got any salt or not.  And how your corn are holding out and try to get out your wheat and have all your straw taken care of.  If you haven't got no shoat in the pen, put you one in the pen, and it will make you a good hog.

 

I don't want you to be uneasy about me not having something to eat, for if it is to be had, I intend to have it.  I don't believe in dieing hungry, for I don't know how soon it may be.  I have got some cloth[e]s to send home.  If I ever get a chance.  I have got a nice cap to send Elijah Vernon [his third son, age 10].  I have got plenty of coats.  I need a pair of cotton pants and a hat.  Be sure and send my hat by Doctor Little.  I understand the old regt. South Carolina are going to North Carolina.  E. P. Going promised me that he would write to me before he went home.  I don't know whether he has gone home or not.  I am looking for a letter from him every day now.  I haven't heard from any of your brothers in some time, or Mary Ann Page or Willis Page.  I don't know whether Mary Ann are still at Richmond or not.  I got a little clipping of the people in William Fowler's letter stating that you have heard from A. V. [Amasa Vernon, his brother] Going, but I can't make no since out of it.  If you have heard from your mother, write all the news about them all, if you please.  I want you to be sure to write to me whether John McKissicks got those notes and money I left for him to get.  I wrote to you before about it, and you never give me no answer about it.  I see in a little peace that came in Fowler's letter that Salley Vinson and her daughter has come in.  If that is right, write to me.  I don't want you to have anything to do with old Betts, but if she come in side of the Fort, or anywhere in side of my place, fight her as long as you have breath for she is a gambler, and a devil ain't her match.  I hope to live to get to see them again. Betts is a lier.

 

I will write more, but I have to come to a close.  From

                                                                                                                                W. G. W. Going

To Nancy Going and Family"

 

William George Washington Going was paroled April 10, 1865 after the surrender and was listed as a farmer at Kelton, South Carolina in 1866.  Later he became a postmaster.

 

He was mentioned in the probate application of his brother, Amasa Vernon "Mace" Going filed in Union District November 23, 1866.

 

William George Washington Going was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Union County, Enumeration District 158, page 21, Pinkney Township:

 

                "Goings,                William G.              55, born in SC

                                                                Nancy                                    52, born in SC

                                                                Evilina                    30, born in SC

                                                                James D.                                18, born in SC

                                                                Washington          17, born in SC

                                                                Gary                                        14, born in SC

                                                                Rhoda                                    11, born in SC

                                                                Oliver                                       9, born in SC

                Hames,   John S.                   20, born in SC, nephew

                                                                Keturah                  18, born in SC, niece

                                                                Louisa                                    16, born in SC, niece"

 

Nancy Manerva Jane Dupree Going died November 13, 1903 and was buried at Mt. Joy Baptist Church in Union County, according to "Union County, South Carolina Cemetery Records."  The family bible recorded her passing as "Nov 13, Friday night, 1903, ten minutes after 9 o'clock, age 76 years, 6 months and 10 days old when she died.  She jine the Baptis Church at Packolet on Skulls Sholes 1845 and was babtise in Packolet River by J. G. Kindrick.  W.G.W. Going and Nancy Dupree was married on 16th day of September 1847.  She had 10 boys and 3 girls.  Nancy Manerva Jane Going was buried at Mt. Joy church Sonday, November 15, 1903."

 

William George Washington Going died October 7, 1915, at age 91, and was buried beside his wife at Mt. Joy Baptist Church, according to Fredrick M. Tucker, a great-great-grandson.  The bible entry showed that his age was "91 years, 2 months & 20 days."

 

Children born to William George Washington Going and Nancy Manerva Jane Dupree Going include:

 

                Mary Ann Rebecca Evelina Going   

                                                                                                                                                                born October 25, 1848

                William Mack Isaac Going                  born February 7, 1850

                John Thomas Richard Going                              born August 16, 1851

                Elijah Vernon Going                                                             born March 25, 1853

                Julia Ann Frances Jane Going           born Dec. 26, 1854

                Butler Brooks Going                                                            born Feb. 25, 1856

                David Anderson Going                                       born May 30, 1858

                James Daniel Lenard Going                                born May 5, 1860

                George Washington Going                                born May 16, 1862

                Robert Lee Going                                                 born Dec. 26, 1864

                Joseph Bight Gary Going                    born April 10, 1866

                Rhoda Cornelia Alice Sarah Elizabeth Going

                                                                                                                                                                born Sept. 12, 1868

                Oliver Francis Marion Going              born June 16, 1870

 

Mary Ann Rebecca Evelina Going, daughter of William George Washington Going and Nancy Manerva Jane Dupree Going, was born October 25, 1848.  She appeared as a 30 year-old spinster living in her father's household in the 1880 census of Union County.  She died unmarried August 5, 1923 and was buried in Mt. Joy Cemetery in Union County. 

 

William Mack Isaac [McKissick?] Going, son of William George Washington Going and Nancy Manerva Jane Dupree Going, was born February 7, 1850 in Union County.  He was married October 26, 1873 to Margaret Cordelia "Delie" Trubey Cole, one-half Cherokee who was born July 17, 1857 in Chero-kee County, Georgia.  She died there November 9, 1912, and he was remarried September 15, 1914 at Holly Springs, Georgia to Nicy Lee Biddy.  She was born June 19, 1877.  He died Febru-ary 5, 1938 in Cobb County, Georgia at age 88 and was buried in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.  Nicy Lee Biddy Going died November 18, 1960.

 

Children born to William Mack Isaac Going and Margaret Cordelia "Delie" Trubey Cole Going include:

 

                Byrus Wesley Going                                                           born April 29, 1876

                Nancy Elizabeth Going                                        born November 25, 1877

                Alma Louola Going                                                              born October 25, 1879

                Julia Rebecca Going                                                            born April 25, 1881

                Mary Susan Going                                                               born November 15, 1882

                Magnolia Nora Going                                          born August 25, 1884

                John William Going                                                             born June 12, 1886

                James Leonard Going                                          born February 6, 1891

 

James Leonard Going, son of William Mack Isaac Going and Margaret Cordelia "Delie" Trubey Cole Going, was born February 6, 1891 in Bartow County, Georgia.  He served as a cavalryman in World War I.  He was married in 1909 to Lori Land, and the marriage was annulled.  He was remarried about 1920 to Emma Mae Hobbs.  Later he was married a third time to Mary Artimissa Chastain.  He died July 19, 1956 at age 65 in Fulton County, Georgia.

 

Children born to James Leonard Going, Lori Land Going, and Mary Artimissa Chastain Going are unknown.  Children born to James Leonard Going and Emma Mae Hobbs Going include:

 

                William Rufus Going                                                           born January 11, 1924

 

William Rufus Going, son of James Leonard Going and Emma Mae Hobbs Going, was born January 11, 1924 in Fulton County.  He enlisted in the U.S. Navy July 11, 1944 at Atlanta, Georgia.  After a brief time at Camp Peary near Williamsburg, Virginia and Norfolk Naval Training Station, he was assigned to the U.S.S. Southerland, a destroyer. 

 

His destroyer provided a carrier screen in the first naval air strikes on Tokyo on July 10, 1945.  On July 14-15 the armada attacked Northern Honshu and Hokkaido.  On July 17-18 the Task Force struck at the Tokyo Plains.  On July 24, 25 and 28 the U.S.S. Southerland participated in attacks on targets in the Inland Sea. 

 

On July 29, the Southerland was ordered to stand off the Hamamatsu area and to bombard the shore installations with its five-inch rifles.  On July 30 Central Honshu felt the wrath of the Grumann Wildcat fighters, the Chance-Vought Corsairs and the Curtis Helldiver divebombers from the fleet, and the Southerland continued to provide an air defense screen for the carriers.

 

On August 9, the air attacks returned to Central Honshu, on August 10 to Northern Honshu.  The destroyer was ordered to Sagami Wan August 27 as part of the occupation forces.  On August 28, the U.S.S. Southerland was ordered to procede to Tokyo Bay to take part in the surrender ceremony.

 

Returning home with campaign ribbons, battle stars and naval citations, William Rufus Going was greeted by his wife, Dora Evelyn Elliott Going and baby daughter.  He was employed by the Southern Railway for the next 40 years.  The Goings, now in retirement, continue living in the Atlanta area.  Their three children have given them eight grandchildren and step-grand-children, two grandchildren-in-law and three great-grandchil-dren.   

 

Three children were born to William Rufus Going and Dora Evelyn Elliott Going include:

 

                Martha Elaine Going                                                                            born October 2, 1944

                Donald Eugene Going                                                         born August 9, 1947

                Claire Yvonne Going                                                                           born February 8, 1959

 

Donald Eugene Going, son of William Rufus Going and Dora Evelyn Elliott Going, was born in Atlanta August 9, 1947.  His sister Martha Elaine Going Thomas wrote an account of his winning the Carnegie Medal for Heroism in 1966:

 

"Donald Eugene Going, following an underground explosion in a cave at Trenton, Georgia in 1966, was awarded the Carnegie Medal for Heroism for his efforts in a daring rescue.  The 18-year-old spelunker, with a total disregard for his own safety, was recognized for bravery in his rescue efforts.

 

While exploring with other members of his college spelunking club on April 16, 1966, the explosion erupted in a nearby cave.  A group of 10 boy scouts with two scoutmasters had entered the ill-fated cave unaware that

a gasoline pipeline had ruptured and that the cave was being filled with gasoline fumes.

 

When the explosion occurred, one scoutmaster and three Boy Scouts were atop a ledge at one end of a cathedral cavern.  The other members of their party were at the opposite end of the cavern.  At that instant an carbide cap lamp ignited the gasoline fumes, causing a violent explosion and a huge fireball throughout the cavern. 

 

The larger party of Scouts were able to climb a steep slope at their end of the cavern which led to the mouth of the cave and safety.  The other four were in a precarious position.  The smoke and noxious gasses had rendered them unconscious, and they lay atop the narrow ledge with a 40-foot drop before them and a long, hazardous 225 feet between them and the entrance.

 

Some would-be rescuers including an 18-year-old local boy, equipped with flashlights, pulled wet shirts over their faces, entered the cave and attempted to cross the cathedral. Don Going and his fellow spelunkers were better equipped; they entered wearing smoke masks and carrying spare masks for the victims.  Dense water vapor in the cavern rendered the flashlights ineffective, and the wet shirts did little to filter out the fumes. 

 

Two of the spelunkers reached the end of the cathedral and found the local boy, weak and dizzy, trying to climb to the ledge.  Fearing that he would collapse, the spelunkers sent him back. and he started toward the en-trance.  The college boys were successful in reaching the ledge. but were unable to arouse the unconscious Scouts. 

 

The first party of would-be rescuers were having to turn back. and those entering with smoke masks were obliged to take off the masks and place them on those who were faltering.  Don Going removed his mask and gave it to a companion who, becoming delirious, removed it.  Going forced it back on the companion and took him back to the slope where another rescuer was being raised to the entrance on a rope.  After assisting the man being raised, Going himself slumped down unconscious.

 

By that time, a rescue squad wearing gas masks had arrived and began to take charge.  Two of them descended the slope and fastened a rope around Going who was still unconscious.  He was then pulled out to the entrance.  The rescue squad then brought out the rest of the people in the cave.  One of the college spelunkers and the 18-year-old local boy died in the rescue attempt.

 

Don Going and another college friend were considered dead at the scene, but were resuscitated and  regained consciousness in a local hospital and recovered.  For his efforts in the rescue Don Going received the Carnegie Medal for Heroism and a cash award, as did of the res-cuers.  In 1994, Don Going and his son live in Peachtree City, Georgia."

 

Children born to Donald Eugene Going include:

 

                Jay Clinton Going                                                                                born November 8, 1984

 

John Thomas Richard Going, son of William George Washington Going and Nancy Manerva Jane Dupree Going, was born August 16, 1851 in Union County,  He was married November 15, 1874 to Izora Levotia "Boshie" Cole in Georgia.  She was born January 28, 1859 to John Cole and Elizabeth Whitlock Cole.  He farmed in the Pea Ridge area of Union County.  Later they removed to the Kelton area, "into the Baxter Going house, a log house that still stands as a hay barn on my father's farm near Pinckneyville," according to Jacquelyn Sanders Petty.

 

She died August 26, 1937, and he died September 2, 1948.  They were buried at Mt. Joy Baptist Church in Union County.

 

Children born to John Thomas Richard Going and Izora Levo-tia Cole Going include:

 

                Emma O'Della Going                                                            born September 20, 1876

                James Thomas Going                                                          born July 12, 1878

                Nannie Rebecca Jane Going                               born October 25, 1880

                William Dilmus Going                                          born August 11, 1882

                Bessie Bell Going                                                 born March 2, 1885

                Mary Leila Going                                                 born August 30, 1887

                Carrie Evelina Going                                                            born August 28, 1889

                Bertha Elizabeth Going                                        born January 25, 1892

                Rutha Lois Going                                                                 born June 20, 1898

 

Emma O'Della Going, daughter of John Thomas Richard Going and Izora Levotia Cole Going, was born September 20, 1876.  She died March 13, 1930.

 

James Thomas Going, son of John Thomas Richard Going and Izora Levotia Cole Going, was born July 12, 1878 in Union County.  He became a minister.  He died June 1, 1957.

 

Nannie Rebecca Jane Going, daughter of John Thomas Richard Going and Izora Levotia Cole Going, was born October 25, 1880.  She was married about 1897 to Sumpter Sanders.  She died January 18, 1973.

 

William Dilmus Going, son of John Thomas Richard Going and Izora Levotia Cole Going, was born August 11, 1882.  He died February 27, 1907.

 

Bessie Bell Going, daughter of John Thomas Richard Going and Izora Levotia Cole Going, was born March 2, 1885.  She was married about 1905 to James Franklin Sanders, brother to Sumpter Sanders, according to Jacquelyn Sanders Petty, a granddaughter.  She died March 27, 1963.

 

Mary Leila Going, daughter of John Thomas Richard Going and Izora Levotia Cole Going, was born August 30, 1887.  She was married about 1905, husband's name Cudd.  She died De-cember 5, 1959.

 

Carrie Evelina Going, daughter of John Thomas Richard Going and Izora Levotia Cole Going, was born August 28, 1899.  She was married about 1909, husband's name Levister.  She died February 9, 1975. 

 

Bertha Elizabeth Going, daughter of John Thomas Richard Going and Izora Levotia Cole Going, was born January 25, 1892.  She was married about 1911, husband's name Trammell.  She died September 8, 1977.

 

Rutha Lois Going, daughter of John Thomas Richard Going and Izora Levotia Cole Going, was born June 20, 1898.  She was married about 1918, husband's name Farr.

 

Elijah Vernon "Jock" Going, son of William George Wash-ington Going and Nancy Manerva Jane Dupree Going, was born March 25, 1853, Good Friday, in Union County.  He was married March 1, 1877 to Margaret Minerva Farr who was born April 12, 1853.  He died July 7, 1922, and she died May 12, 1939.  They were buried in Mt. Joy Baptist Church.

 

Children born to Elijah Vernon Going and Margaret Minerva Farr Going include:

 

                William Isaac Going                                                             born December 29, 1877

                Mace Vernon Going                                                            born December 16, 1879

                Alice Mariel Going                                                               born February 26, 1882

                Samuel Ratchford Going                                     born March 16, 1884

                Eddie Going                                                                                          born August 10, 1886

                Henry Walter Going                                                            born August 11, 1887

                Ben Tillman Going                                                               born July 5, 1890

                Wallace Thomson Going                                    born March 11, 1893

                Joseph Arthur Going                                                           born April 29, 1885

                Maggie Nannie May Going                                born December 17, 1897

 

William Isaac Going, son of Elijah Vernon Going and Margaret Minerva Farr Going, was born "Saturday night at 12:00 o'clock" December 29, 1877, according to the family bible.

 

Eddie Going, son of Elijah Vernon Going and Margaret Min-erva Farr Going, was born in August 1886.  He died "September 14, 1886, half after ten o'clock--he was 5 weeks ole," according to the family bible.

 

Julia Ann Frances Jane Going, daughter of William George Washington Going and Manerva Jane Dupree Going, was born December 26, 1854.  She died "the 3rd night of March 1855, age 2 months and 5 days," according to the family bible.

 

Another entry in the bible states, "Julyann Dupree departed this life the 17 day of September 1884.  She was the wife of Griffin Dupree.  She died in Georgia.  She was the mother of Nancy Going.  She was buried at New Hope Baptist Church in Barto County, Ga."

 

Butler Brooks Going, son of William George Washington Go-ing and Nancy Manerva Jane Dupree Going, was born February 25, 1856 in Union County.  He was married September 7, 1879 to Mrs. Sarah Ethel Farr Smith who was born October 13, 1849.  She was a widow with one son, Buddy Smith.

 

She died "Friday morning," February 29, 1884, according to the family bible.  "Union County, South Carolina Cemetery Records" shows "Sarah Going, wife of B. B. Going: died March 28, 1884.  He was remarried August 15, 1889 to Rachel "Tompie" Gordon who was born October 18, 1853.  She died November 12, 1897.  He was married for the third time November 23, 1918 to Beatrice Eugenia Wilburn who was born November 20, 1886.  She died June 1, 1922.  He died September 9, 1931 and was buried in Rosemont Cemetery in Union, South Carolina.  No children were born to Butler Brooks Going, Rachel "Tompie" Gordon Going and Beatrice Eugenia Wilburn Going.

 

One daughter was born to Butler Brooks Going and Sarah Ethel Farr Smith Going:

 

                Minnie Ethel Going                                                                              born February 5, 1881

 

Minnie Ethel Going, daughter of Butler Brooks Going and Sarah Ethel Farr Smith Going, was born February 5, 1881.  She attended Union County Grade School and Clifford Seminary in Union.  She also attended Asheville Academy for Young Ladies, in Asheville, North Carolina.  She died May 7, 1941 and was buried beside her father.

 

David Anderson "Bud" Going, son of William George Wash-ington Going and Nancy Manerva Jane Dupree Going, was born May 30, 1858 in Union County.  He was married Novem-ber 26, 1882 to Josephine Tallulah "Lula" Stewart who was born about 1855.  She died November 8, 1930, and he died July 10, 1932.  They were buried in Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church cemetery in Union County.

 

Two daughters were born to David Anderson Going and Josephine Tallulah Stewart Going:

 

                Hassie Euphemia Going                                      born September 1, 1885

                Alma Nancy Going                                                              born March 20, 1888

 

James Daniel Lenard Going, son of William George Wash-ington Going and Nancy Manerva Jane Dupree Going, was born May 5, 1860 in Union County.  He appeared in the 1880 census of Union County as a 18 year-old living in the house-hold of his father.  He was married February 14, 1894 to Emma Blalock in Bartow County, Georgia.  He died July 2, 1898, according to "Union County, South Carolina Cemetery Records" and was buried in Mt. Joy Cemetery.  He "departed this life the first night of July, half after three o'clock in the morning 1898 and was buried July 3 by the Masons.  He had the feavor, age 38 years, 1 month, 26 days," according to the family bible.  No children were born to James Daniel Lenard Going and Emma Blalock Going.

 

George Washington Going, son of William George Washington Going and Nancy Manerva Jane Dupree Going, was born May 16, 1862.  He appeared in the 1880 census of Union County as a 17 year-old living in the household of his father.  He was married January 9, 1887 to Mary Jane Vaughan.  Mary Jane Vaughan Going was born May 26, 1871 and died November 24, 1899.  George Washington Going was married to Mrs. Annie Gilliam Jeter Smith January 29, 1904.  She was born December 12, 1868 and died December 30, 1914. 

 

George Washington

Going maintained his home at Kelton, South Carolina until 1899 when he moved to Union, South Carolina where he operated George W. Going General Mercantile.  Annie Gilliam Jeter Smith Going died December 30, 1914, and he was remar-ried November 7, 1928 to Rebecca Arabella "Belle" Crosby Spears.  She was born August 10, 1880.  George Washington Going died August 2, 1934.  Rebecca Arabella "Belle" Crosby Spears Going died January 24, 1978 at age 97.  They were buried in Rosemont Cemetery in Union County.

 

Children born to George Washington Going and Mary Jane Vaughan Going include:

 

                Bernice Going                                       born December 2, 1887

                Walter Franklin Going         born July 26, 1889

                Paul Going                                                             born October 7, 1893

                Henri Rochelle Going          born November 18, 1895

               

Children born to George Washington Going and Annie Gilliam Jeter Smith Going include:

 

                James Clyde Going                                                                              born July 5, 1905

                George Washington Going, Jr.                          born April 1, 1909

 

Bernice Going, daughter of George Washington Going and Mary Jane Vaughan Going, was born December 2, 1887 in Union County.  She was married October 6, 1909 to William Hagood, Jr.

 

Children born to William Hagood, Jr. and Bernice Going Ha-good include:

 

                Elizabeth Hagood                                                                 born December 20,

1910

                George Cleveland Hagood                 born June 18, 1916

 

Elizabeth Hagood, daughter of William Hagood, Jr. and Bernice

Going Hagood, was born December 20, 1910.  She was married to David Ralph Spearman September 10, 1931.

 

Children born to David Ralph Spearman and Elizabeth Hagood Spearman include:

 

                David Hagood Spearman                    born Nov. 16, 1932

                William Benjamin Spearman               born Aug. 17, 1937

 

Walter Franklin Going, son of George Washington Going and Mary Jane Vaughan Going, was born July 26, 1889 at Kelton, South Carolina.  He was married June 12, 1912 to Jacquelin Almeda Mack, daughter of John W. Mack and Ella E. Gibson Mack of Orangeburg, South Carolina.  He became a life insur-ance underwriter.  He held a number of positions in Union Ma-sonic Lodge No. 75, Columbia Lodge No. 326, Columbia Commandery No. 2, Grand Council of DeMolay and Omar Temple, Charleston.  He died September 26, 1952 at age 63 in Columbia, South Carolina.

 

His obituary, prepared by fellow Masons, read:

 

"Walter Franklin Going was educated in the public schools of Union, Furman University and Eastman Business College.  He was married to Allie Mack of Orangeburg June 12, 1912, and to them were born three children Jacqueline, Ethel and Walter F. Going, Jr, all of whom survive him. 

 

After a lingering illness, which he knew to be fatal, Bro. Going passed away at 10:00 a.m, September 26, 1952 at his residence, 228 Wateree Avenue, Columbia.  Funeral services were held in the First Baptist Church, Columbia at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 28, 1952.  Interment followed in Elmwood Cemetery, Columbia.

 

Walter's business was insurance, a field in which he rendered signal service and attained considerable success.  At the time of his passing, he was head of the Going Life Agency of Columbia.  He was a devoted members of the First Baptist Church and took an active part in its activities.

 

Bro. Going was a man of unusual interests, energy and ability.  He was president of the Columbia Lions Club and later District Governor.  He was chairman of the Advisory Committee for the Division of the Blind, South Carolina State Department of Welfare.  He was active in the work of the Crippled Children's Society of South Carolina.  He had a great capacity for doing good, and he used every opportunity afforded him to the fullest."

 

Children born to Walter Franklin Going and Jacquelin Almeda Mack Going include:

 

                Jacquelin Almeda Going     born July 26, 1917

                Walter Franklin Going, Jr.   born December 25, 1919

                Ethel Bernice Going                                             born April 25, 1926

 

Jacquelin Almeda Going, daughter of Walter Franklin Going and Jacquelin Almeda Mack Going, was born July 26, 1917.  She was married September 20, 1941 to John Keels Maxwell.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                John Keels Maxwell, Jr.                       born October 5, 1942

                Walter Going Maxwell                         born March 4, 1947

                Lucy Earle Maxwell                                              born July 4, 1948

                Jacquelin Almeda Maxwell born September 28, 1952

 

Walter Franklin Going, Jr, son of Walter Franklin Going and Jacquelin Almeda Mack Going, was born December 25, 1919.  He was married September 15, 1947 to Eleanore Toole.

 

Children born to Walter Franklin Going, Jr. and Eleanor Toole Going include:

 

                Jacquelin Almeda Going     born December 10, 1950

 

Ethel Bernice Going, daughter of Walter Franklin Going and Jacquelin Almeda Mack Going, was born April 25, 1926.  She was married May 17, 1945 to Waddy McFall Anderson.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Waddy McFall Anderson, Jr.            born February 4, 1946

                Walter Going Anderson                                     born May 31, 1948

                Charles Ellis Anderson                                       born July 27, 1949

                Margaret Lucretia Anderson                             born March 4, 1951

                John F. Anderson                                                                                born February 2, 1953

 

Paul Going, son of George Washington Going and Mary Jane Vaughan Going, was born October 7, 1893.  He died October 29, 1899.

 

Henri Rochelle  Going, son of George Washington Going and Mary Jane Vaughan Going, was born November 18, 1895.  He was married to Edith Purvis June 20, 1923.  Of Henri Rochelle Going and Edith Purvis Going and descendants nothing more is known.

 

James Clyde Going, son of George Washington Going and Annie Gilliam Jeter Smith Going, was born July 5, 1905, at Union, South Carolina.  He attended the College of Charleston in 1923, according to an alumni bulletin of the college.  He received an L.L.B. degree from the University of South Carolina in 1927.  He was married to Sarah Elizabeth Bell November 28, 1928.  She was from Spartanburg.  In 1930, James Clyde Going was an attorney at Union.  Children born to James Clyde Going and Sarah Elizabeth Bell Going are unknown.

 

George Washington Going, Jr, son of George Washington Go-ing and Annie Gilliam Jeter Smith Going, was born April 1, 1909 at Union.  He was married November 29, 1933 at Rock Hill, South Carolina to Eloise Barfield.  He died in 1947.  Children born to George Washington Going, Jr. and Eloise Barfield Going are unknown.

 

Robert Lee Going, son of William George Washington Going and Nancy Manerva Jane Dupree Going, was born December 26, 1864.  He died January 2, 1865, according to the family bible.

 

Joseph Wright Gary Going, son of William George Washington Going and Nancy Manerva Jane Dupree Going, was born April 10, 1866 at Kelton, South Carolina.  He appeared as a 14-year-old in the household of his father in the 1880 census of Union County.  Later his name was rendered "Joseph Gary Going."  In 1891 he was graduated from medical school at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.  On December 24, 1892 he was married to Mary E. Stephens of Georgia. Mary E. Stephens Going died January 20, 1904 in Union..

 

On December 25, 1904 Dr. Joseph Gary Going was married to Ophelia Parham Jeter who was born September 15, 1873 in Union, South Carolina.  She was born September 15, 1873, ac-cording to her tombstone.  In 1930 Joseph Gary Going was a physician and surgeon practicing at Union, South Carolina.  Dr. Joseph Gary Going died April 26, 1950 and was buried in Rosemont Cemetery, according to "Union County, South Carolina Cemeteries" by Mrs. E. D. Whaley.  Ophelia Jeter Going died January 7, 1958 and was buried beside her husband.

 

Children born to Dr. Joseph Gary Going and Mary E. Stephens Going include:

 

                Ottis Earl Going                                    born June 14, 1893

                Paulette Going                                      born April 16, 1896

 

Children born to Dr. Joseph Gary Going and Ophelia Parham Jeter Going include:

 

                Gilliam Jeter Going                               born July 21, 1906

                Nora Cleo Going                                   born June 12, 1907

                Joseph Gary Going, Jr.        born December 7, 1912

 

Ottis Earl Going, son of Dr. Joseph Gary Going and Mary E. Stephens Going, was born June 14, 1893.  He died October 23, 1933 and was buried in the family plot in Rosemont Cemetery.

 

Paulette Going, daughter of Dr. Joseph Gary Going and Mary E. Stephens Going, was born April 16, 1896.  She died Decem-ber 18, 1948.

 

Gilliam Jeter Going, son of Dr. Joseph Gary Going and Ophelia Parham Jeter Going, was born July 21, 1906.  He died at eight months and was buried in Rosemont Cemetery.

 

Nora Cleo Going, daughter of Dr. Joseph Gary Going and Ophelia Parham Jeter Going, was born June 12, 1907, at Union, South Carolina.  In 1930 she was a student at Brevard Institute in North Carolina.  She died June 22, 1980.

 

Joseph Gary Going, Jr, son of Dr. Joseph Gary Going and Ophelia Parham Jeter Going, was born at Union.  In 1930 he was a student at Union High School.  In 1961 "J. Gary Going" resided at Palmetto Gardens, Charleston, according to the telephone directory.

 

Rhoda Cornelia Alice Sarah Elizabeth Going, daughter of William George Washington Going and Nancy Manerva Jane Dupree Going, was born September 12, 1868 at Kelton.  She appeared as an 11-year-old in the 1880 census of Union County living in the household of her father.  She was married Sunday, October 17, 1886 to William Vaughan, born March 29, 1866, a brother to Mary Jane Vaughan, who married her brother, George Washington Going.  Rhoda Cornelia Alice Sarah Elizabeth Going Vaughan died March 3, 1928 and was buried at the Phillipi Baptist Church in Union County.  Her husband died three weeks later, March 27, 1928. 

 

                Mary Vaughan                                                                     born September 23, 1887

                James Lemuel Vaughan                                       born March 27, 1889

                Giles Franklin Vaughan                                       born May 1, 1891

                William Arthur Vaughan                                     born March 14, 1893

                Nettie Aileen Vaughan                                        born March 7, 1895

                Byron Bozell Vaughan                                        born July 25, 1897

                Charles Douglas Vaughan                  born October 1, 1900

                Lily Marie Vaughan                                                             born July 16, 1902

                Albert Sidney Vaughan                                      born March 19, 1904

                Nancy Sarah Evelina Vaughan          born November 9, 1901

                Lee Roy Vaughan                                                                born December 12, 1908

                Janie Ruth Vaughan                                                            born November 23, 1910

 

Janie Ruth Vaughan, daughter of William Vaughan and Sarah Elizabeth Going Vaughan, was born November 23, 1910 in Union County.  She was married July 29, 1929 to Fred Alford Cogdell.  He was born in Cocke County, Tennessee January 31, 1912 to Andrew Calhoun Cogdell and Jennie Archer Cogdell.  Fred Alfrod Cogdell died May 19, 1988.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Ruth Ann Cogdell                                                                born December 31, 1930

 

Ruth Ann Cogdell, daughter of William Vaughan and Sarah Elizabeth Going Vaughan, was born December 31, 1930 at Monarch, South Carolina in Union County.  She was married March 31, 1956 to Marshall Zebual Tucker.

 

One child was born to them:

 

                Fredrick Marshall Tucker                                    born August 22, 1959

 

Fredrick Marshall Tucker, only child of Marshall Zebual Tucker and Ruth Ann Cogdell Tucker, was born August 22, 1959 at Greer, South Carolina.  In 1996, he a Foundation member, was a teacher in Duncan, South Carolina.

 

Oliver Francis Marion Going, son of William George Washing-ton Going and Nancy Manerva Jane Dupree Going, was born June 16, 1870 at Kelton.  He appeared in the 1880 census of Union County as a nine-year-old living in the household of his father.  He was married February 10, 1897 to Ellen McPherson in Greenville, South Carolina.  She was born February 21, 1876. 

 

Oliver Francis Marion Going died December 11, 1931, and Ellen McPherson Going died July 5, 1936.  They were buried in Springwood Cemetery in Greenville.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Oliver Francis Marion Going, Jr.        born March 23, 1898

                James William Going                                                           born April 26, 1910

 

Amasa Vernon "Mace" Going, son of Isaac Going and Rebecca Palmer Going and namesake of his uncle Amasa Palmer, was born in Union District, South Carolina.  His birth occurred "Tuesday, 30th day of January 1827, 45 minutes past 6 o'clock in the evening," according to the family bible..

 

Like Amasa, captain of the host of Judah who was treacher-ously slain by Joab in II Samuel, he became a soldier.  He was a grandson of Drury Going, a Revolutionary soldier and Sarah "Sallie" Baxter Going.

 

Amasa Vernon "Mace" Going fled to Louisiana about 1858, to avoid being implicated in the theft of a slave, according to Fredrick M. Tucker.  He is believed to have lived in St. Landry Parish.  "A. M. Goins" appeared in the 1860 census of Union Parish.  While there he began to court Emma Porter, daughter of Tillman Porter and probably would have married her had the Civil War not interfered.  Emma Porter was born in 1843 and died in 1932, at about age 89.  She was buried with her parents in Shiloh Church Cemetery in Union Parish.

 

Tillman Porter bought land in Union Parish November 5, 1851.  His location was in Township 21 North, Range 2 West, about four miles east of present-day Bernice, Louisiana and about three miles north of Shiloh Church.  George W. Bolton, a resident of the Shiloh community served in Company E with Amasa Vernon "Mace" Going and wrote letters during the War, some of which are retained by Col. Carroll Heard Goyne, Jr. of Shreveport, Louisiana.

 

In July 1861 Amasa Vernon "Mace" Going enlisted as a pri­vate in Company E of the "Independent Rangers" at Camp Moore, Louisiana, according to Carl H. Moneyhon, professor of history at University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  At that time Camp Moore was located just north of New Orleans near the site of the New Orleans Fairgrounds.

 

Prof. Moneyhon researched the military career of Amasa Ver-non "Mace" Going and included his portrait in "Portraits of Conflict, A Photographic History of Louisiana in the Civil War" compiled in collaboration with Bobby Roberts.  The sixth plate ambrotype, taken shortly after his enlistment, was made by a woman photographer, E. Beachabard in New Or­leans August 18, 1861.  In 1993 it was owned by J. Dale West of Longview, Texas.

 

The "Independent Rangers" regiment was incorporated into Confederate service as the Twelfth Louisiana Infantry Regiment.  Amasa Vernon "Mace" Going wrote a letter September 12, 1862 to his brother, William George Washington Going which has been retained by a Going descendant researcher, Fredrick M. Tucker of Duncan, South Carolina:

 

                                          "Mississippi, Marshall County Camp

                                                                            Near Holly Springs

                                                                            September 12, 1862

Dear Brother,

 

I am well, and I hope this will find you and family with all the connection is in the same good blessing.  We have just got back from a tiresome trip, we travel over 700 miles, got but little to eat and done very hard marching.  We did not get into any fights.  Our regiment stood it much better than I thought.  I saw John Bailey and Old Jim Sams at Jackson, Miss.  He was well.  I also saw John Foster yesterday.  He heard of me and came by to see me.  He belongs to the 6th Miss. Regt.  He is above 12 miles above here.

 

We have just received orders to cook up five days ra-tions and be ready for marching in the morning at 4 o'clock.  We will go up North I think.  We will have a fight at Bolivar, Tenn. before this time next week, if the yankeys don't leave there before we can get there.  They are 12,000 strong at that place.  We have and can get about 20,000 I think.  The general notion is to push on a fight at that place.  We are camped on cold water, five miles from Holly Springs, just where the yankeys were camped 6 weeks ago.  They did a great deal of mischief in this settlement.

 

I found some yankey letters today they lost when they left here.  One young lady writing to her sweetheart said, "Oh how she would like to see the Rebels tortured a while and then killed" and others praying for him to come home for she and her children were living on bread and other one was grieving because her husband was not buried in a coffin.  I see from the letters we found about here that they have hard living as well as we do in the South.

 

I suppose you have heard of the glorious victorys in Virg, Tenn and Ky. long before this can reach you.  I have to write in a hurry.  You can tell brothers that I am up here and direct there letters to Holly Springs and I will get them though they are fixing to start to Tenn. and will be there tomorrow.

 

I want you to keep everything strait between you and I about the Land.  You do what you think is rite and that will suit me.  I will wright again before long, soon as we stop or our fight is over.  Tell Keran [his sister] I will wright to her before long.  Tell them all that I am well.  I must go to cooking.

 

                                                                          I am your loving brother

                                                                          A. V. Going

To William Going"

 

Amasa Vernon "Mace" Going served three years in the Twelfth Louisiana Infantry Regiment and was killed in December 1864, according to his probate application.  If the probate date is correct, he may have died in the bloody Battle of Nashville.

 

His service record reveals that he was absent from his regiment and company after August 1864.  His absence was due either to illness, capture or death.  Since the horrific Battle of Atlanta was fought in August 1864, he may have died in that engagement.

 

His personal property in Union Parish was sold in an estate sale, and members of the Porter family purchased items from it. 

 

Drury Dobbins Going, his older brother, filed an application for Amasa Vernon "Mace" Going in Union District November 23, 1866.  The document was never properly filed and was discovered over 100 years later among scraps of paper in the Union District probate office.  The document read:

 

"South Carolina    }

Union District       }

 

To C. Gage, Ordinary

 

"Your petitioner would respectfully show into your Court that A. V. Going, late of Louisiana, Union Parish, dec'd, departed this life on or about the _____ Decr. 1864, intestate, that he was seized and possessed of a personal estate in this district, to the amount of three or four hundred Dollars, also a distributive interest in the land of the real estate of Isaac Going, dec'd, late of this district, that no administration has been had on the Es­tate of said deceased, and that an administration is necessary in order that there may be some person authorized by law to re­ceive and receipt for any money coming to and due the said estate, and for a final distribution of the estate amongst his brothers and sisters, all of whom, except one, [Sarah Vincen] reside in this District, that he left kin surviving his heirs at law, Thomas B. Going, Wm. G. W. Going, Richard Page and wife Rhoda and the children of Martha K. Hames, vix. John, Eliza & Kittury Hames, minors, residents of this district & Sarah Vincen residing in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

 

Your petitioner would therefore pray that your Court may grant him letters of administration on the personal estate of said deceased, and he will ever pray.  H H

 

Ex Parte                            }

D. D. Going     }

 

Petition for Admin.

 

Petition Refused."

 

Elisha Palmer Going, son of Isaac Going and Rebecca Palmer Going, was born December 22, 1829 in Union district.  He en-listed in the Confederate service and was killed by a cannonball August 13, 1864, at age 24 in the Battle of Fussel's Mill near Ft. Harrison, Virginia.

 

Martha Kerenhappuch [Cornucopia; second daughter of Job's second family, Job 13:14] Going, daughter of Isaac Going and Rebecca Palmer Going, was born July 4, 1835 in Union District. 

 

She was married there about 1854 to Isaac Hames.  He died in Confederate service.  She and children were mentioned in the probate application of her brother Amasa Vernon "Mace" Going filed in Union District November 23, 1866.  She died in Union District in 1867.  In the 1880 census of Union District their children were enumerated in the household of her brother, William George Washington Going.

 

                Hames,   John S.                   20, born in SC, nephew

                                                                Keturah                  18, born in SC, niece

                                                                Louisa                                    16, born in SC, niece"

 

James Going, son of Drury Going and Sarah "Sallie" Baxter Going, was born in 1777.  He was married to a woman named Hughes about 1801.  Children born to them are unknown.  Another report shows him married to Elizabeth Cook, sister to Robert Cook who was married to Sarah Baxter Going, his sister.  Elizabeth Cook was the daughter of Josiah Cook, Sr. and Mary Watson Cook who had eight children, according to his probate papers in Chester County, South Carolina.  His estate was probated in 1797 by Mary Watson Cook, administrator.

 

In 1811 Mary Cook, Robert Cook and Nancy Cook sold their interests in the inheritance to Josiah Cook, Jr.

 

David Scott wrote:

 

“In South Carolina in a case of dying intestate, the right to inherit, if there were no children or spouse, was first to the parents, if deceased, then to the siblings.  In 1858 Josiah Cook Jr. died.  In his probate file was a will written in 1857 by a ne-phew and signed by him that left the follow-ing:

 

To Nephew Chelsea Robbins                                $              1500

To Brother Robert Cook                                                                         1000

To Sister Elizabeth Goins                                                       1000

To Sister Nancy Parks                                                                              700

To Nephew Wm. M. Robins                                                    700

To Nephew Robert Cook                                                         700

          To Nephew Smith Cook                                                                        300

 

My Nephew, Chelsea Robins, administrator.

Will dated3rd Aug 1858

Admitted to court October 1858:

 

Since the Nephew Chelsea Robbins had written the will, Josiah's Sister Nancy Parks contested the will and demanded proof that the will was really that of Josiah.  She stated that had he died intes-tate, he would have the following heirs: 

 

Mrs. Nancy Parks of Chester County

Robert Cook

Mrs. Elizabeth Goins [widow] of Alabama;

Smith Cook of Union District

Robert Cook and Mrs. Rachel Winn, both of whom moved westward some years ago and their residence is not known.

 

This leads to me to believe that Josiah had been married, his wife was deceased and there was no issue.  The Robins nephews were probably ne-phews on his wife’s side of the family. Chelsea Robins in 1858 may not have realized there had been a sister who was married to Minor Winn who moved out of state between 1801 and 1810.  In 1810 Sampson Cook and son Robert Cook were living in Union County, South Carolina.”

 

James Going received a disbursement from his father's estate July 17, 1802 in the amount of 72 pounds, 2 shillings.  Shortly afterward, James Going removed to Robertson County, Tennessee, probably about 1807.  "James Goyne" and wife Elizabeth Goyne were "received by letter" June 18, 1808 by Red River Primitive Baptist Church, according to "The Warren Family of Trigg County, Kentucky."

 

"James Goin" and "Jeremiah Goin" were taxpayers in Robertson County, Capt. Gabriel Martin's Company, in 1812, according to "Taxpayer List," Roll 7, Tennessee State Archives.  During this decade, James Going removed westward to adjoining Montgomery County.  In this location, the scribes began to record his surname as "Goyne."

 

"James Goyne" appeared as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Montgomery County.  The family was recorded as:

 

                "Goyne, James      white male             26-45

                                                                                                white female          26-45

                                                                                                white female          10-16

                                                                                                white male               0-10

                                                                                                white female            0-10

                                                                                                white male               0-10

                                                                                                white female            0-10"

 

James Goyne owned two slaves and three members of the family were engaged in agriculture.  James Goyne reappeared as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Montgomery County.  The family was recorded as:

 

                "Goyne, James      white male             50-60

                                                                                                white female          40-50

                                                                                                white male             15-20

                                                                                                white female          15-20

                                                                                                white male             10-15

                                                                                                white female            5-10

                                                                                                white male               5-10

                                                                                                white female            5-10

                                                                                                white male               0-5"

 

The will of "James Goyne," written March 12, 1837, was filed in Montgomery County:

 

"Montgomery County, Tennessee}

March 12th day, 1837         }

 

The last will and Testament of James Goyne of said County and State:

 

1st. My will is that all my just debts be paid out of my perishable property and that my executor sell off enough of said property to do so.

 

2nd. My will is that my wife, Elizabeth Goyne have all the rest and residue of my estate during her natural life, upon the following terms:  That is to clothe, raise and school my three children that is underage, Martha Caroline, James Robt. and Isaac Newton Goyne, and to give to each of said non age children, if the interest of said estate is sufficient to do so, the same amount that I have heretofore given my other children that is of age, reference to a written obligation between myself and said children of age will fully show.  But if the interest of my estate is not sufficient to give the non age children as above, that at the death of my wife they be made equal out of the principal of my estate, and then at the death of my wife as above, that if any remain, that it be equally divided between all my children. 

 

3rd. My will is that my wife have liberty to sell any part or all of my Estate, either real or personal, with exception of the negroes that belong to my estate, to wit: America, Henry, Ned & Siller, and the increase of said America and Siller, but that my wife keep them during her life and then dispose of as above stated by sale or division among all my children.

 

4th & Lastly.  My will is and I do hereby appoint my wife, Elizabeth Goyne, my lawful Executrix to this my last Will and Testament.  In witness whereof I do here-unto set my hand and seal the day and date first written.  The said Executrix is released by me from security.

 

Signed, sealed & delivered and                                                         James

Goyne

Acknowledged in presence of:

William Davis                                                       Jurat 2 April 1838

John T. Bell                                                                           Jurat 6 May 1838

 

I, Saml McFall, Clerk of the County Court of Montgomery, do certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the last will and testament of James Goyne, dcsd. as recorded in my office in Book H, page 93 & 94 and that said will was duly proven in open court according to law and ordered to be recorded.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of our said court at office in the Town of Clarksville this 21st day of June 1838 and 62nd year of the Independence of the United States.    

                                                                                                Samuel McFall, clk"

 

In less than a month later, the will was also filed in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, according to Tuscaloosa County Will Book 1, page 119, which covered the period of 1821-1855, according to "Index to Alabama Wills, 1807-1870."  This indicates that the widow removed to be near other family members in Alabama and filed the will to show ownership of slaves that she brought there. 

 

"Elizabeth Gowen" was married to John Simpson July 7, 1850, according to Tuscaloosa County Marriage Book IIIA, page 99.

 

Elizabeth Cook Goyne received an inheritance of $1,000 from the estate of her brother, Josiah Cook, Jr, according to Chester County, South Carolina Will Book 4, page 348-349.  His will was dated August 11, 1858.  Isaac Going of Union District South Carolina had written a letter to his nephew Alfred Elijah Going February 3, 1857 in which he stated, "Tell Joseph Cook that his old Uncle Josiah Cook is yet living and very rich without heirs, that he should do well to visit us next summer."

 

Children born to James Going and Elizabeth Cook Going include:

 

                John C. Going                                                                       born about 1815

                Martha Caroline Going                                        born about 1821

                James Robert Going                                                             born about 1824

                Isaac Newton Going                                                            born about 1828

 

John C. Going, son of James Going and Elizabeth Cook Going, was born about 1815, probably in Robertson County.  He appeared in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama where he participated with his mother in a real estate transaction.

 

Martha Caroline Going, daughter of James Going and Elizabeth Cook Going, was born about 1821, probably in Robertson County.  She was mentioned as being "non age" in the will of her father written in 1837.  She was brought to Tuscaloosa County, Alabama by her mother about 1838.  "Martha Goyne" was married to James Edwards July 23, 1857, according to Tuscaloosa County Marriage Book 4, page 256.

 

Mary "Polly" Going, daughter of Drury Going and Sarah "Sallie" Baxter Going, was born in 1779.  She received a total of $369 from the estate of her father from September 20, 1805 to February 16, 1807.  She was married about 1808 to Thomas Hughes.  Children born to them are unknown.  She died at Pickensville, Alabama in Pickens County in 1858.  She was the mother of two, and possibly three, children, according to Fredrick M. Tucker.

 

Elizabeth Going, daughter of Drury Going and Sarah "Sallie" Baxter Going, was born about 1781, probably in Chester County.  She was married to John Lockard in 1798, probably in Chester County.  He was born there "about 1770 near Lockard Shoals on Broad River," according to "History of Hall County, Georgia" by Sybil Wood McRay. 

 

"Elisabeth Lockart," apparently a widow, the owner of five slaves, was enumerated as the head of a household in the federal census taken September 14, 1810 in Chester County, page 262:

 

                "Lockart, Elisabeth              white female          26-45

                                                                                                                white male             10-16

                                                                                                                white female            0-10

                                                                                                                white female            0-10"

 

Children born to John Lockard and Elizabeth Going Lockard include:

 

                Aaron Lockard                                                     born April 26, 1801

                Narcissa Lockard                                                 born about 1802

                Betsy Lockard                                                      born about 1804

 

Aaron Lockard, son of John Lockard and Elizabeth Going Lockard, was born April 26, 1801 in Chester County.  He died May 4, 1861 in Hall County.  

 

Narcissa Lockard, daughter of John Lockard and Elizabeth Going Lockard, was born about 1802 in Chester County.  She was married to Maj. John Bell about 1820.  He was first married in Virginia in 1792.  He removed to Georgia where he died March 2, 1850.

 

Betsy Lockard, daughter of John Lockard and Elizabeth Going Lockard, was born about 1804 in Chester County.  She was married about 1822, husband's name McChimney.  Betsy Lockard McChimney removed to Pickens County, Alabama with the Going family. 

 

Rebecca Going, daughter of Drury Going and Sarah "Sallie" Baxter Going, was born about 1782 in Chester County. Elijah Going, her brother and executor of their father's estate, filed a receipt with the Chester County Court showing payments to Mary Going, "September 20th day 1805, paid to Mary Going Seventy-five Dollars; April 9th day, 1806 paid to Mary Going Two hundred and sixty-five dollars; paid to Mary Going February 16th day 1807 Twenty-nine dollars by me.  To[tal] $369, Elijah Going."

 

Apparently Rebecca Going was still unmarried and living with her mother when Sarah "Sallie" Baxter Going wrote her will in 1814.  The will expressed a desire that Rebecca Going and her sister Mary Gowen live with their brother, Thomas Baxter Going while they remain unmarried. It also provided that Rebecca Going was to receive a feather bed and bedroom furniture "that she claimed," a "cow named Harty and her heifer," a woman's saddle, a pine table and a large trunk.  Rebecca Going was married about 1823 to John Annett in Chester County, according to Fredrick M. Tucker.  She died during the 1850s at Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  She was the mother of six.

 

Thomas Baxter Going, son of Drury Going and Sarah "Sallie" Baxter Going, was born in 1784, probably in Chester County.  He was mentioned in the will of his mother written November 4, 1814 in which she expressed a wish that her unmarried daughters, Rebecca Going and Mary Going, live with Thomas Baxter Going while they remained unmarried. 

 

Day C. Love has been quoted as saying that he went to school with the children of Thomas Baxter Going, "a clergyman of Crawford, Mississippi who later removed to Texas."  He may have been referring to Rev. Thomas Baxter Going, a nephew of Thomas Baxter Going.  Of Thomas Baxter Going nothing more is known.

 

Fredrick M. Tucker reports that Thomas Baxter Going lived with Biddy Going, a free black woman in 1840 and 1850.  He died during the 1850s in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.

 

Sarah Baxter Going, daughter of Drury Going and Sarah "Sallie" Baxter Going, was born April 3, 1786, probably in Chester County.  She was married in Union County about 1804 to Robert Cook, son of Josiah Cook and Mary Watson Cook.  They continued in Union County December 23, 1816 when they joined Mary Watson Cook, his mother in deeding 55 acres, according to Union County Deed Book N, page 287.  They later removed to Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  Robert Cook was named co-administrator of the estate of Job Isaac Going, his brother-in-law in Tuscaloosa County May 10, 1834.  She died there October 8, 1868.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Mary Tolbert Cook                                                              born June 4, 1805

                Elizabeth Lovelace Cook                     born about 1808

                Dennis Cook                                                                                         born about 1809

                Nancy Adeline Cook                                                           born about 1811

                Sarah Melissa Cook                                                             born about 1813

                Joseph Sayre Cook                                                              born about 1815

                Thomas Cheetom Cook                                       born about 1818

                Rebeeca Mahala Cook                                        born about 1821

                Robert March Cook                                                             born about 1825

                Chelsea Monroe Cook                                        born about 1829

 

Mary Tolbert Cook, daughter of Robert Cook and Sarah Baxter Going, was born June 4, 1805.  She died May 24, 1826 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama and was buried in Robertson Chapel Cemetery.  Her tombstone, a reddish-brown fieldstone was the only one in the cemetery engraved with her birth and death dates: "Mary T. Cook, born June 14, 1805, daughter of R. Cook & S. Cook, dec'd. May 24, 1826."  Many other members of the Going-Cook family were buried there with unengraved fieldstones to mark their graves.

 

A daughter of Robert Cook and Sarah Going Cook was married to Drennan Love.  Drennan Love, son of Capt. James Love, Jr. was reared by Job Isaac Going and Robert Lockert Going.  John Lockert was the original guardian to Drennan Love and his brothers, Aaron Love, John Love and David Love.

                                             ==O==

Nancy Goings, a widow, unidentified, was the head of household enumerated in the 1840 census of Union County, page 203.  The household was listed as:

 

                "Goings, Nancy    white female          30-40

                                                                                                white male             10-15

                                                                                                white male             10-15

                                                                                                white female          10-15

                                                                                                white female            5-10

                                                                                                white male               5-10

                                                                                                white male               0-5"

                                             ==O==

Hugh Going and Nancy Young were appointed administrators of the estate of James Young, deceased, according to an entry dated January 24, 1797 in the Chester County Court Order Book 1795-1799, page 360.

 

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA

[Miscellaneous]

 

No members of the Gowen family [or spelling variations] were listed in the 1769 or 1772 tax lists, the earliest ones, for Brunswick County.

                                               ==O==

Edward Going was a resident of Brunswick County in 1784, according to "Southern Lineages" by Addie Evans Wynn.

                                               ==O==

William Going paid tax on "one poll" in Brunswick County, according to "Virginia Taxpayers, 1782-1787" by Fothergill.

 

 

 

  Gowen Research Foundation                     Phone:806/795-8758, 795-9694

  5708 Gary Avenue                                           E-mail: gowen@sbcglobal.net

  Lubbock, Texas, 79413-4822                   GOWENMS.120, 07/10/00

Internet: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gowenrf

 

 

 

Descendant Researchers:

 

Linda Sue Betts Essary, 732 S. Roosevelt Rd, AF, Floyd,

 NM, 88188, E-mail:             2115327@mci.com

Earl Fly, 4166 Monaco, Corpus Christi, TX, 78411

Ervin Joiner, 903 Poplar Springs Rd, Clanton, AL, 35045

Essie Clarice Joiner Oswalt, 908 S. Main St, Tuskegee, AL, 36083

Martha Going Thomas, 303 Conley Rd, Hapeville, GA,

30354, 404/361-4734

Fredrick M. Tucker, Box 214, Duncan, SC, 29334

 

BUCKINGHAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA

 

John H. Goin was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Buckingham County, Enumeration District 33, page 35, Francisco District:

 

                "Goin,     John H.                  41, born in VA

                                                Genetta F.              40, born in VA

                                                Peter                                       19, born in VA

                                                Nancy Jane           16, born in VA

                                                Sallie P.                  11, born in VA

                                                Theodosia                               9, born in VA"

 

Adjoining John H. Goin was a family headed by Coford Goin, prossibly a brother.  The Cofford Goin family was also enumerated in 1880 in Enumeration District 33, page 35, Francisco District:

 

                "Goin,     Coford                                    34, born in VA

                                                Mary                                      32, born in VA

                                                Richard                  12, born in VA

                                                Susan A.                                  8, born in VA

                                                Mary Lew                                9, born in VA

                                                Henry                                       5, born in VA

                                                Charles W.              1, born in VA"

                                             ==O==

Pvt. Luther Goin, World War I soldier and a son of C. C. Goin of Dillwyn, Virginia, died of disease at Camp Humphreys, Virginia October 12, 1918, according to "Virginia Magazine of History & Biography," Vol. 27, page 19.

                                               ==O==

Sarah Going was married about 1918 to Emmett Murphy in Brunswick County, according to Kenneth Smith, a descendant.  In the 1900 census of the county, Emmett Murphy was enum-erated as the grandson of William Murphy.  William Murphy and Emma Murphy lived in the Maysville township of Buck-ingham County, Virginia from at least 1880 to their deaths. 

 

Emmett Murphy was described as an Indian, but through out various census' was listed variously black, mulatto and white.

 

Children born to Emmett Murphy and Sarah Going include:

 

Marshall Murphy                                          born about 1920

Willie Murphy                                                born about 1921

Carrie Murphy                                                born about 1923

Emmett Murphy                                             born about 1925

Wilbur Murphy                                              born about 1928

Elnora Murphy                                               born about 1930

Grace Murphy                                                born about 1933

Lena Murphy                                                                 born about 1936

Charlie Murphy                                              born about 1940

                                             ==O==

Corp. Jesse Gowan of Buckingham County served in Henshaw's Fifth Virginia Infantry Regiment, according to "War of 1812 Bounty Lands in Illinois" by Lowell M. Volkel.  He received Bounty Land Warrant No. 7257 September 17, 1818 for a quarter section of land in Illinois located in Township 5 North, Range 5 West.  In 1811 Congress had authorized bounty land to be given to the veterans of federal service.  Every man who enlisted for five years or the "duration of the war" received a bonus of $16 and 160 acres of land.  Non-coms and Officers were entitled to 320 acres.

                                             ==O==

Householders of interest to Gowen chroniclers appeared in the 1850 census of Buckingham County.  Enumerated were:

 

                Gowin, James M.                                  Page 386

                Gowin, John                                                          Page 386

                Gowin, William                                     Page 415

                                             ==O==

William Gowan was born about 1805 in Buckingham County of parents unknown, according to the research of Barbara Goins Albright, a great-great-granddaughter of Indianapolis, Indiana.  He was married about 1824, wife' name Elizabeth.  She was born about 1809.  Appommatox County was formed from Buckingham County in 1845, and William Gowan found himself in the northern part of the new county.

 

They were enumerated in the 1850 census of Appommatox County, Northern township, page 189:

 

                Gowan,   William                   45, born in VA

                                                                Elizabeth                                40, born in VA

                                                                James                                     23, born in VA

                                                                Martha                   20, born in VA

                                                                Jordan                                    17, born in VA

                                                                Judith A.                                16, born in VA

                                                                Nancy                                    14, born in VA

                                                                Frances                  12, born in VA

                                                                Alexander                              10, born in VA

                                                                Mary                                        8, born in VA

                                                                Elizabeth                                  3, born in VA

                                                                Sara [twin]               1, born in VA

                                                                Eliza [twin]               1, born in VA"

 

Also recorded on Page 189, Northern township, were the households of Jesse Gowan and Jordan Gowan, perhaps kinsmen of William Gowan.  Elizabeth Gowan appeared as the head of a household in the 1870 census Appommatox County.

 

Children born to William Gowan and Elizabeth Gowan include:

 

                James H. Goin                                       born December 28, 1825

                Martha Gowan                                      born about 1830

                Jordan Gowan                                       born about 1833

                Judith A. Gowan                                  born about 1834

                Nancy Gowan                                                       born about 1836

                Frances Gowan                                     born about 1838

                Alexander Gowan                 born about 1840

                Mary Gowan                                                         born about 1842

                Elizabeth Gowan                                   born about 1847

                Sarah Gowan [twin]                             born about 1849

                Eliza Gowan [twin]                               born about 1849

 

James H. Goin, son of William Gowan and Elizabeth Gowan, was born December 28, 1825, according to the research of Barbara Albright, great-granddaughter.  He appeared in his father's enumeration at age 23 in the 1850 census of Appomattox County.  He was married about 1866 to Mary Conner who was born in 1827.  Mary Conner Goin died August 16, 1886, and James H. Goin died December 4, 1890.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Balsera H. Goin                                     born about 1851

                Martha J. Goin                                      born about 1852

                Marcellus Goin                                     born about 1855

                Arthur Goin                                                           born about 1857

                Henrietta Goin                                      born about 1859

                Jerome Goin                                                          born August 9, 1868

 

Jerome Goin, son of James H. Goin and Mary Conner Goin, was born August 9, 1868, probably in Appommatox County.  He was married in 1892 in Springfield, Tennessee to Lennie Townsend who was born to Lee Townsend and Florence Farmer Townsend in Kentucky August 20, 1870.  He died September 4, 1906 in Franklin, Kentucky, and she died there January 20, 1917.

 

Children born to Jerome Goin and Lennie Townsend Goin include:

 

                Clarence Goins                                     born about 1894

                Deana Goins                                                         born about 1896

                Oscar Goins                                                          born December 17, 1899

                James Goins                                                          born about 1902

                Goldie Goins                                                         born about 1905

 

Oscar Goins, son of Jerome Goin and Lennie Townsend Goin, was born December 17, 1899 at Franklin, Kentucky.  He was married in 1925 to Dora Francis Greeno who was born January 7, 1907 to Walter Greeno and Myrtle Bartley Greeno.  Dora Francis Greeno Goins died in 1954 in Franklin County, and he died there in May 1989.

 

Children born to Oscar Goins and Dora Francis Greene Goins include:

 

                Barbara Goins                                       born in 1939

 

Barbara Goins, daughter of Oscar Goins and Dora Francis Greene Goins, was born in 1939.  She was married in 1957, husband's name Albright.  In 1997, Barbara Goins Albright, a Foundation member lived in Indianapolis where she was active in the research of her family history.  She provided much of the material for this family narrative.

                                             ==O==

William Gowen of Buckingham County hired Charles Thur-man as his substitute in the company of Capt. John Mosely in the Virginia Militia during the Revolutionary War, according to Flora Newby, a Thurman descendant.  She wrote July 28, 2000:

 

“Charles Thurman was born February 6, 1760 in Buck-ingham County and died in 1848 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee.  He enlisted in the Virginia Militia under Capt. Reed and was stationed at Albermarle Barracks guarding British Prisoners.  He enlisted six times, all in the Virginia Militia. 

 

Charles Thurman served under Capt John Mosely,and several times under his stepfather, Capt.Nehemiah Evitt, his step-fath-er of Buckingham County.  He served under Col. Bluford and Gen. Nathanael Greene.  He was at the Battle of Guilford Court House.  He sub-stituted for William Gowen under Capt. John Mosely and was with him at the Seige of Yorktown.  Charles witnessed Cornwallis deliver his sword to the Ameri-can officers.”

 

CAMPBELL COUNTY, VIRGINIA

 

Ann Goin appeared as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Campbell County.

                                             ==O==

Isham Going was married to Sally Hackett June 3, 1812, ac-cording to "Campbell County, Virginia Marriages, 1718-1850."  Lewis Valentine was surety for the marriage of Isham Going and Sally Hackett Going.

                                             ==O==

John Going was married to Manerva J. Moss, daughter of Jonathan Moss December 23, 1829, according to "Campbell County, Virginia Marriages, 1718-1850."  Children born to John Going and Manerva J. Moss Going are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Judah Going was married to Austin Dickinson March 2, 1805, according to "Campbell County, Virginia Marriages, 1718-1850."

                                             ==O==

The obituary of Mrs. LuDelia Smith Cochran Goings was printed in a newspaper published in Norfolk, Virginia in 1943.  She was born in August 1866, probably in Campbell County.  She was first married to Andrew Cochran, and together they had seven children.  He and a son were drowned in an accident in Norfolk in 1898, and she returned to Campbell County, where she was enumerated in the 1900 census.  Another son was drowned there in Lynburg, Virginia in 1915.

 

She was remarried after 1900 to Andrew Goings, perhaps as his second.  She was mentioned as his widow in his obituary in 1943.  It also mentioned that she was survived by a son, Jesse Goings and six daughters.

                                             ==O==

Aveline Gowing, daughter of Samuel Gowing was married to George W. Covey November 22, 1848, according to "Campbell County, Virginia Marriages, 1718-1850."  W. S. Reed performed the ceremony, according to the marriage reg-ister. Aveline Gowing was born about 1828 in Virginia, ac-cording to the research of Bonnie D. Covey, a descendant of Woodstock, Maryland.  In March 1854 George W. Covey and Aveline Gowing Covey were living in Lynchburg, Virginia where a son was born.

 

George Washington Covey, son of George W. Covey and Ave-line Gowing Covey, was born in Lynchburg in March 1854.  He was married in Baltimore, Maryland September 29, 1887 to Bettie C. Reeves who was born in March 1867 in Virginia. 

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Raymond Ersell Covey        born September 4, 1888

                Lester Covey                                                        born about 1893

                Mary A. Covey                                    born in March 1898

                                             ==O==

Christopher Columbus Gowin and Thelma Ewers Gowin of 1402 McKinney Avenue were the parents of a son born January 9, 1945, according to the “Lynchburg Daily Advance” of January 29, 1945.

 

CAROLINE COUNTY, VIRGINIA

 

David Goen was married to Jane Middlebrook February 9, 1809 by A. Broaddus in Caroline County, according to "Virginia Magazine of History and Biography," Volume 23, page 199.  John Middlebrook was the guardian of Jane Middlebrook Goen.

 

"David Goin" was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1810 census of Caroline County, according to "Index to 1810 Virginia Census" by Madeline W. Crickard. 

                                               ==O==

Elizabeth Goin was married to Samuel Barwise in Caroline County June 21, 1836.  Brumfield Beasley was security, ac-cording to "Virginia Magazine of History and Biography," Volume 37, page 329.

                                               ==O==

Elizabeth Goin was married to Samuel Burrus June 23, 1836, according to "Caroline County, Virginia Marriages, 1786-1850."

                                             ==O==

Hulday Going was married to James Willard January 1, 1810 by A. Broaddus, according to Caroline County Marriage Book 1, part 1, page 92.

                                               ==O==

John H. Goings was married July 1, 1833 to Emily Farmer, ac-cording to "Caroline County, Virginia Marriages, 1786-1850."  Children born to John H. Goings and Emily Farmer Goings are unknown.  One source showed the groom's name as "Gowing."

                                               ==O==

John Gowen, negro "about 33, said to be the property of Francis Corbin of Caroline County" was jailed in Gloucester County, Virginia September 11, 1798, according to "Genealogical Abstract from 18th-Century Virginia Newspapers" by Robert K. Headley, Jr.

 

CARROLL COUNTY, VIRGINIA

 

William T. Goings and Christina Athus Goings were residents of Carroll county when their son, Moses Eugene Goings was born February 19, 1883.  Later they removed to Mt. Airy, North Carolina.  He removed to Winston-Salem, North Carolina where he was married to Frances Annie Hassell about 1903, according to Linda Boles, a granddaughter of Pilot Mountain, North Carolina in a letter written February 24, 1995.

 

Children born to Moses Eugene Goings and Frances Annie Hassell Goings include:

 

                Tina Justin Burns Goings                                   born May 24, 1905

                                             ==O==

Betty Louise Goins, daughter of Zachery Goins and Blanche Ward Goins, was born January 12, 1929 in Galax, Virginia and died September 6, 2001 at Blue Ridge Health & Rehabilitation Center, according to her obituary in the September 11 edition of the “Galax Gazette.”

 

She was survived by two sisters, Katherine Goins Phipps of Galax and Ethel Goins Parnell of Mapleshade, New Jersey.  She was buried in Oldtown Cemetery.

                                             ==O==

Jerome Daniel Goins, son of Mrs. Pinkie Goins, was born in 1952.  He, a resident of Maryland, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001 at Washington, D.C at the age of 49, according to his obituary in the “Galax Gazette.”

 

Survivors include a son, Jerome Daniel Goins, Jr. of Glen Bur-nie, Md.; his mother, Pinkie Goins of Galax; a sister, Juanita Goins Brown of Galax; five brothers, Robert Robinson of Chillicothe, Ohio, Bobby Goins of Maryland and Andy Goins, Billy Goins and David Proctor, all of Galax.

 

He was buried in Hampton Cemetery. Military rites were per-formed by the Grayson VFW Post #7726.  Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

                                             ==O==

The obituary of Albert L. Goins appeared in the December 14, 2001 edition of the “Galax Gazette:”

 

Albert L. Goins, age 75, of Troutdale, Virginia in  the Razor Ridge community, died Thursday, De-cember 13, 2001 at Twin County Regional Hos-pital, Galax.  He was born March 24, 1926 at Rugby, Virginia  to Swillie and Delta Spencer Goins.

 

Surviving are his wife, Tessie Privett Goins; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jean Goins Richard-son and Danny Richardson, Troutdale, Virginia, Wilma Goins Nixon and Tony Nixon, Radford; Virginia, three sons and daughters-in-law: Ray Goins and Ruthie Goins, Chilhowie, Virginia, Curtis Goins and Cathy Goins, Marion, Virginia, David Goins and Diane Goins, Troutdale; one sister, Margaret Reedy, Rugby; one brother and sister-in-law, Charles Goins and June Goins, Pu-laski; Virginia. Funeral services were held Sun-day, Dec. 16, at 2p.m. in Razor Ridge Baptist Church in Troutdale with the Rev. Bill Morefield and Rev. Mike Porter officiating. Interment fol-lowed in Corinth Cemetery.

 

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, VIRGINIA

 

Betsy Going was married July 1, 1809 to Thomas Rutledge, according to "Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, 1765-1850."

                                             ==O==

James Going, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1810 census of Charlotte County, according to "Index to 1810 Virginia Census" by Madeline W. Crickard.

                                             ==O==

James R. Going was married December 20, 1823 to Eliza Hankins, according to "Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, 1765-1850."  Of James R. Going and Eliza Hankins Going nothing more is known.

                                               ==O==

John Going was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1810 census of Charlotte County, according to "Index to 1810 Virginia Census" by Madeline W. Crickard.

 

John Going reappeared in the 1820 census of Charlotte County, page 12A, as the head of a household:

 

                "Going, John         white male             over 45

                                                                                white female          26-45"

                                                                                white  male            26-45

                                               ==O==

Judy Going, apparently a widow, appeared as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Charlotte County, page 12A in an adjacent location to John Going:

 

                "Going, Judy                         white female                                          over 45

                                                                                                white male                                             16-26

                                                                                                white female                                          16-26

                                                                                                white female                                            0-10"

                                             ==O==

Polly Going was married to James Brooke February, 1809, ac-cording to "Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, 1765-1850."

                                             ==O==

Sally Going was married to Thomas Entall February 7, 1809, according to "Charlotte County, Virginia Marriages, 1765-1850."  Another report states that Sally Going was married to James Brooke on that date.

                                             ==O==

Thomas Going was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1810 census of Charlotte County, according to "Index to 1810 Virginia Census" by Madeline W. Crickard.

 

Sally Going, the daughter of Thomas Going, was married to James Brooke February 19, 1809 by Rev. William Fears, ac-cording to "Marriages of Charlotte County, Virginia, 1764-1815" by Katherine Knorr.  John Going was surety.

 

Betsy Going, daughter of Thomas Going, was married to Thomas Rutledge July 2, 1809 in Charlotte County, according to "Marriages of Charlotte County, Virginia, 1764-1815."

 

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VIRGINIA

 

Susan B. Goins of Chesterfield, Virginia was identified as the step-daughter of James Matthew Neff who died February 15, 1985, according to his obituary in the “Charleston Gazette” of Charleston, West Virginia

                                             ==O==

George W. Goyne was married September 27, 1842 to Jane Branchford, according to "Chesterfield County, Virginia Marriages, 1748-1840."  Children born to George W. Goyne and Jane Branchfort Goyne are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Mabel Louisa Goyne, daughter of William John Goyne and Sarah Jane Edmonds Goyne, was born January 4, 1900.  She was married about 1918 to Waverly J. Bryant.  William John Goyne and Sarah Jane Edmonds Goyne were buried at Chester, Virginia

 

CULPEPPER COUNTY, VIRGINIA

 

Elijah Goin, "free colored" was listed as the head of a house-hold in the 1820 census of Culpepper County, page 76A:

 

                "Goin, Elijah          free colored male                  over 45"

                                                                                free colored female               over 45

                                                                                free colored female               14-26

                                                                                free colored female               14-26

                                                                                free colored female               0-14

                                                                                free colored female               0-14"

 

Nancy Goin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Culpepper County, page 76A:

 

                "Goin, Nancy        white female          26-45

                                white male             16-18

                                white female          16-26

                                white female          16-26

                                white female          16-26

                                white female          10-16"

 

The household of Nancy Goin reappeared in the 1830 census of Culpepper County, page 94 as:

 

                 "Goin, Nancy       white female          30-40

                                white female          20-30

                                white female          20-30

                                white female          20-30"

 

In an adjacent location in the 1830 census of Culpepper County, page 93, was enumerated the household of Henry Gowin.  He is possibly a son of Nancy Goin who was enu-merated in the 1820 census as "white male 16-18."  The family was rendered as:

 

                 "Gowin, Henry     white male             20-30

                                white female          20-30"

                                               ==O==

Ann Gowen appeared in the 1810 census of Culpepper County as the head of a household:

 

                "Gowen, Ann                                        white female                          26-45

                                                                                                                white female                          10-16

                                                                                                                white female                          10-16

                                                                                                                white male                               0-10"

                                             ==O==

Jack Harold Goins, family researcher of Rogersville, Tennessee, reports that "Michael Gowing" appeared in the court records of Culpeper County, Virginia in 1763.  A judgment for the plaintiff, Artemenus Robertson was awarded against Michael Gowing in the April 1763 court term.  The suit of Artemenus Robertson vs. Michael Gowing was dismissed in the July 1763 term of the Culpeper County court, according to the court minutes, page 41.  The attachment of Artemenus Robertson was reinstated in the following term.

 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA

 

"Marriage Records of Cumberland County Virginia, 1749-1840" by Katherine B. Elliott mentions no members of the Gowen family [or spelling variations.]

                                               ==O==

Pvt. Monteroville Goings, son of Walter Goings of Cartersville, [or Carter's Mills] Virginia was killed in action March 12, 1918 in World War I, according to "Virginia Magazine of History & Biography," Volume 27.

                                             ==O==

Thomas Gowing was married January 13, 1805 to Mary F. Mayo, according to "Cumberland County, Virginia Mar-riages, 1748-1840."  Of Thomas Gowing and Mary F. Mayo Gowing nothing more is known.

 

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, VIRGINIA

 

John Gowens, age 39 and Rebecca Gowens, age 34 were enumerated in the 1910 census of Dinwiddie County, living on Boydon Plank Road, according to Jim Brown, a great-grandson.  They were married about 1896 and were the parents of Lewis Goins, Walter Goins, Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” Goins, Mahanna “Hanna” Goins, Charlie Goins, Alfred Goins and Joseph Goins.

                                               ==O==

Henry Gowin, a mulatto from North Carolina, was enumerated in the census of Dinwiddie County, Enumeration District 63, page 5, Namazine District:

 

                Gowin,    Henry                                     34, born in North Carolina

                                                                Phoeba                   25, born in Virginia

John                                                9, born in North Carolina

                                                                Lewis                                        5, born in Virginia

                                                                Arena                                       3, born in Virginia

                                                                Ben                                           1, born in Virginia"

 

ESSEX COUNTY, VIRGINIA

 

Goin Barbee, son of John Barbee, was born about 1739 in Essex County, according to the research of Sue Bates.  John Barbee was born about 1715 in Essex County and died in 1792 in Orange County, North Carolina.  Goin Barbee died April 8, 1806 in Chatham County, North Carolina.

                                             ==O==

Gowin Beasley, grandson of William Beasley II, was mentioned in the will of Beasley which was written December 8, 1744 in Essex County.  Mary Beasley, wife of William Beasley II was named his administratrix.

                                             ==O==

James Going attested to the will of Frederick Coghill October 12, 1758, according to Essex County Will Book II.

                                               ==O==

Thomas Going was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Essex County, North township, page 104..

                                               ==O==

The will of John Gounn was submitted for probate November 1, 1699, according to "Essex County, Virginia Wills and Administrations."

                                               ==O==

John Gowan appeared as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Essex County, North township, page 84.

                                               ==O==

Nancy Gowan was married to Thomas Collins April 21, 1832, according to Rappahannock & Essex County, Virginia Mar-riage Book 1, page 240.

                                               ==O==

Betsy Gowen, "free colored" appeared as the head of a house-hold in the 1820 census of Essex County, page 38A:

 

                Gowen, Betsy                       free colored female                               24-36"

                                                                                                free colored male                  10-24

                                                                                                free colored female                               10-24

                                                                                                free colored male                  10-24

                                                                                                free colored male                    0-10"

 

She was enumerated in the 1830 census of Essex County, page 133, as the head of a household:

 

                "Gowan, Elizabeth                free colored female               36-55"

                                                                                                                free colored female               10-24

                                                                                                                free colored female               10-24

                                                                                                                free colored female                 0-14

                                                                                                                free colored female                 0-14

                                                                                                                free colored female                 0-14

                                                                                                                free colored female                 0-14"

 

Enumerated in a nearby location in the 1830 census of Essex County, also on page 133, was the household of Lewis Gowan, "free colored", suggested as a son of Elizabeth Gowan.  The household was enumerated as:

 

                "Gowan, Lewis     free colored male                  10-24

                                                                                                free colored male                  10-24

                                                                                                free colored female               24-36

                                                                                                free colored female               10-24

                                                                                                free colored male                    0 10"

 

"Lewis Gowing" reappeared as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Essex County, page 74, North township.

                                               ==O==

John Gowen appeared in the 1880 census of Essex County as the head of a household in Enumeration District 22, page 7, Rappahannock District;

 

                "Gowen,                 John                       31, born in VA

                                                                Maria                      25, born in VA

                Wilson, Katie                         4, born in VA, adopted

daughter"

                                               ==O==

Ann Gowing was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Essex County, North township, page 70..

 

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA

 

Joseph Going was recorded on the 1782 census of Fairfax County with a household of seven whites and six blacks.  Joseph Going was a Revolutionary soldier.  A second report states that he owned no slaves.   Joseph Going reappeared as the head of a household in the 1810 census of Fairfax County, according to "Index to 1810 Virginia Census" by Madeline W. Crickard.

                                               ==O==

Richard Goings appeared as the head of a household in the 1810 census of Fairfax County, according to "Index to 1810 Virginia Census."

                                             ==O==

Pvt. Hanson Goins, a soldier in the Virginia militia, died of wounds received during the war, and his widow, Elizabeth Goins on November 1, 1818 received a pension, according to Pension File 2147:59.  Widows of soldiers who died as the result of war wounds were entitled to ½ pay pensions for five years or until they remarried, according to “War of 1812 Widows and Orphans Pensions of 1818.”

                                             ==O==

 

                                               ==O==

Caty Gowan was married August 8, 1796 to Peter Weltz, ac, according to "Fairfax County, Virginia Marriages, 1759-1800."

                                             ==O==

Mrs. John B. Gowen lived at 2014 Columbia Pike, Arlington, according to the 1960 telephone directory.

                                               ==O==

Johnson Gowen was married "last Tuesday week to Miss Sarah Russell, both of this County," in March 1898, according to Fairfax County marriage records.  Children born to Johnson Gowen and Sarah Russell Gowen are unknown.

                                               ==O==

Justin B. Gowen lived at 1516 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia, according to the 1960 telephone directory.

                                               ==O==

Lawrence Gowen lived at 3353 Stafford, Arlington, Virginia in 1960, according to the telephone directory.

 

FAUQUIER COUNTY, VIRGINIA

 

William Gowan was married to Nancy Griffin December 26, 1796, according to "Fauquier County, Virginia Marriages, 1759-1850."  Children born to William Gowan and Nancy Griffin Gowan are unknown.

 

FINCASTLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA

 

Fincastle County was created in 1772 with land from Botetourt  County, and it was discontinued in 1777.  The county was canibalized in 1776.  Part of its area was used to organize Montgomery County in that year.  It, along with Montgomery County, contributed land to form Washington County in 1776.  Kentucky County, Virginia was formed from Fincastle County in 1776.  Kentucky County, which embraced the entire state of Kentucky in December 1776, was discontinued in 1780.

                                             ==O==

John Gowen, defendant, failed to appear in Fincastle County Court November 3, 1773, and Arthur Campbell, plaintiff was awarded a judgment.  The court minutes, read:

 

"At a court continued and held for Fincastle County, Arthur Campbell, plaintiff vs. John Gowen, defendant: Dismissed.  Agreed on attachment.  The Defendant failing to appear altho solemnly called, it is ordered by the Court that the plaintiff recover against the said Defendant & Samuel Willson, a garnishee, who being duly summoned & failing to appear, the sum of Two Pounds, Ten Shillings due by note with Lawful Interest thereon from the 22nd day of February 1770 til paid and also Two Pounds, One shilling due by account."

 

FRANKLIN COUNTY, VIRGINIA

 

Thomas Goings was married to Elizabeth Marrs January 11,

1829 in Franklin County.  Hercules Marrs was surety according to "Franklin County, Virginia Marriages, 1758-1850."  Children born to Thomas Goings and Elizabeth Marrs Goings are unknown.

                                               ==O==

Nancy Going was married to Henry Smith December 13, 1806 with David Young as surety, according to "Marriage Bonds of Franklin County, Virginia, 1786-1858" by Marshall Wing-field.

 

FREDERICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA

 

Gowen Adams kept a hotel located between Brentsville and Dumfries, Virginia in 1803.  In that year, his daughter, Elizabeth Adams, who was born in 1788 was married to John Goodwin who was born in 1773 in St. Mary's County, Maryland.  John Goodwin served in the War of 1812.

 

After their marriage, John Goodwin lived on a farm in Frederick County on the Shenandoah River.  Later they removed to Prince William County, Virginia, the to Farquier County, Virginia.  In 1829, they removed to Clark County, Ohio where they remained for five years.  In 1834, they removed to McLean County, Illinois where John Goodwin died in 1844.  He was buried at Funk's Grove.  Elizabeth Adams Goodwin died in Lafayette County, Missouri in 1864.

                                             ==O==

Basil Goins was married March 31, 1825 to Louisa Gregory, according to "Frederick County, Virginia Marriages, 1772-1850."  Children born to Basil Goings and Louisa Gregory Goings are unknown.

                                             ==O==

John Gowen was married to Mary Boling December 26, 1805, according to "Frederick County, Virginia Marriages, 1772-1850."  Of John Gowen and Mary Boling Gowen nothing more is known.  The minister's return was signed "A. B."

 

GLOUCESTER COUNTY, VIRGINIA

 

"Daniel Gohan" appeared in Kingston Parish May 1, 1679, and "Daniel Gowin" appeared there April 26, 1698, according to "Records of Colonial Gloucester County, Virginia."

                                               ==O==

Joyce Gowing was married December 18, 1756 to Willis Thomas, according to "Gloucester County, Virginia Marriages" 

                                             ==O==

Lucy Gowing was married January 22, 1750 to William Jarvice [Jarvis?. according to "Gloucester County, Virginia Marriages."

                                             ==O==

Priscilla Gowing was married August 7, 1767 to William Wright,  according to "Gloucester County, Virginia Marriages."

                                             ==O==

Ann Going, daughter of Joseph Going and Priscilla Going was born June 20, 1762 and baptized July 4 of that year, according to "Kingston Parish Register of Gloucester and Matthews Counties, 1749-1827," page 23 compiled by Emma R. Math-eny and Helen K. Yates.

                                               ==O==

Sarah Going was married to Panranparabo Boswell February 1, 1756, according to "Kingston Parish Register of Gloucester and Matthews Counties, 1749-1827," page 220.

                                               ==O==

Daniel Gowen appeared in Gloucester County in August 1698, according to Gloucester County Deed Book 9, page 146.  He received a 52-acre land grant April 26, 1680, according to "Irish Settlers in America" by Michael J. O'Brien.

                                               ==O==

Frances Gowen was listed as the head of a household in 1810 in Gloucester County, according to "Index to 1810 Virginia Census" by Madeline W. Crickard.

                                               ==O==

James Gowen was listed as the head of a household in 1810 in Gloucester County, according to "Index to 1810 Virginia Census."

                                               ==O==

Michael Gowen, son of Christopher Gowen and Anne Gowen, was born in January 1679 in Abingdon Parish, according to "Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County Register, 1678-1761," page 175.

                                               ==O==

Sarah Gowen, daughter of James Gowen, was born January 16, 1759, according to "Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County Register, 1678-1761."

                                               ==O==

Edward Gowing rendered 100 acres in Kingston Parish in the Gloucester Rent Roll in 1704, according to "Virginia Magazine of History."

                                               ==O==

Joyce Gowing was married December 18, 1856 to Thomas Willis, according to "Kingston Parish Register of Gloucester and Matthews Counties, 1749-1827," page 221.

                                               ==O==

Lucy Gowing was married January 22, 1750 to William Jarvice [Jarvis?] by Rev. Richard Locke, according to "Kingston Parish Register of Gloucester and Matthews Counties, 1749-1827," page 217.

                                               ==O==

A license was issued August 7, 1767 for the marriage of Priscilla Gowing to William Wright, according to "Kingston Parish Register of Gloucester and Matthews Counties, 1749-1827," page 226.

 

 

 

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