Sunday, April 27, 2008

Appomattox County, VA Early Records

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appomattox_County,_Virginia


History

Appomattox County was formed in 1845 from BuckinghamPrince EdwardCampbell and Charlotte Counties. In 1848, another part of Campbell County was added. It was named for the Appomattox River. On April 9, 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee met withUnion General Ulysses S. Grant at the village of Appomattox Court House. The surrender of Lee took place at the McLean House, home of Wilmer McLean.

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Works Progress Administration of Virginia
Historical Inventory
This write-up is a part of the Virginia W. P. A. Historical Inventory Project sponsored by the Virginia Conservation Commission under the direction of its Division of History. Credit to both the Commission and W. P. A. is requested for publication, in whole or in part. Unless otherwise stated, this information has not been checked for accuracy by the sponsor.

Research made by E. Lewis Paulette, Pamplin, Virginia – March 18, 1937.

SUBJECT: Powhatan B Going Note.
LOCATION: Found in the home of Dr. D. A. Christian, Appomattox, Virginia.
DATE OR PERIOD: 1820 Sept. 16th.
OWNERS: Dr. D. A. Christian.
DESCRIPTION: A note of Powhatan B. Going.
HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE: Somewhat discolored by age yet in good state of preservation, found among old papers in the home of Dr. D. A. Christian, Appomattox, Virginia, an old note given by one P. Going to Henry Flood on the 16th Sept, 1820. Which reads:

$16.07.

On demand for value received I promise to pay to Henry Fllod, Vis their heirs on or assigns the just and full sum of sixteen dollars and seven cents with interest from the first day of August last paid.

Given my hand and seal this 16th day of Sept. 1820.

X his cross mark.
Powhatan XXB. Going.

Witness. Thos. H. Flood.

ART: None.
SOURCES OF INFORMATION: Dr. D. A. Christian, Appomattox, Virginia, owner.
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Transcribed by Cindy Young
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17722 Dec.2/72
Petition of Samuel Goin
TO THE COMISSIONERS OF CLAIMS
Residence of Claimant: Walkers Church
Appomattox County, VA
Nature of Claim: For products taken for use of the U.S. Army.
Amount claimed: $452.00
FILED BY
H.H. Willard, Attorney, Lynchburg, Va.


Hixburg, Va.
March 1st, 1878
Mr. Chas F. Benjamin
Clerk Coms of Claims

Dear Sir
Enclosed beg to hand you some Depositions to be filed in may case, will you kindly get some one to attend to if for me. I will compensate them out of what is paid me. If you need any thing else let me know, my account was filed as you know some time ago.

Yours Truly
Saml H. Goin

(Next page is a copy of a file folder with GOIN, SAMUEL #17.722 written on the index)

PETITION
To The Honorable Commissioners of Claims
Under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1871, Washington, D.C.:
The Petition of (1) Samuel Goin respectfully represents:
That he is a citizen of the United States, and reside at present near (2) Walkers Church, Appomattox County, Va. and that he resided when this claim accrued near (3) the same place. That he has a claim against the United States for property (4) taken for the use of the army of the United States during the late rebellion near said Walkers Church, in the County of Appomattox, and State of Virginia.
That the said claim, stated by items, and excluding any and all items of damage, destruction, and loss, (and not use;) of property; of unauthorized or unnecessary depredations by troops and other persons upon property, or of rent or compensation for the use or occupation of buildings, grounds, or other real estate, is as follows:

DATE. QUANTITIES AND ARTICLES. VALUE.
Item 1 1 large sound bay mule 6 years old $200.00
Item 2 90 Bushels Corn $1.25 $112.50
Item 3 500 Pounds Bacon $0.25 $125.00
Item 4 1000 Pounds Shieve oats $1.00 $ 10.00
Item 5 600 Pounds Corn fodder .75 $ 4.50
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Total $452.00
Note 1. Give full names of all the petitioners.
2. Give the residence of each petitioner.
3. Give the former residence of each petitioner.
4. “Taken,” or “Furnished.”

That the property in question was taken or furnished for the use of a portion of the army of the United States, known as (5) the army of the Potomac and commanded by General Ulysses S. Grant and that the persons who took or received the property, or who authorized or directed it to be taken or furnished, were the following:

NAME RANK . CO. Regiment, Corps or Station
Ulysses S. Grant General

(written across this section)
Claimant did not know any of the officers

That the property was removed to (6) camp of said army, and used for or by (7) the same, all this on or about the ninth day of April in the year 1865. That (8) no voucher, receipt, or other writing, was given for the property taken aforesaid or any portion thereof. That your petitioner verily believe that the property described was (9) taken under the following circumstances, or one or more of suck circumstance, viz:
1, For the actual use of the army, and not for the mere gratification of individual officers or soldiers already provided by the Government with such articles as were necessary or proper for them to have.
2. In consequence of the failure of the troops of the United States to receive from the Government in the customary manner, or to have in their possession at the time, the articles and supplies necessary for them, or which they were entitled to receive and have.
3. In consequence of some necessity for the articles taken, or similar articles; which necessity justified the officers or soldiers taking them.
4. For some purpose so necessary, useful, beneficial or justifiable as to warrant or require the Government to pay for it.
5. Under the order or authority of some officer, or other person connected with the army, whose rank, situation, duties or other circumstances at the time authorized, empowered, or justified him in taking or receiving it, or ordering it to be taken or receive.
That (10) Said Samuel Goin of the place aforesaid was the original owner of said claim, and that said claimant, of same place the present owner of the same (11) no other person or persons having any interest therein what soever.
That your petitioner remained loyally adherent to the cause and the Government of the United States during the war, and was so loyal before and at the time of the taking of the property for which this claim is made, and he solemnly declare that, from the beginning of hostilities against the United States; that he never, of his own free will and accord, did anything, or offered, or sought, or attempted to do anything, by word or deed, to injure said cause or retard its success, and that he was at all times ready and willing, when called upon, or if called upon, to aid and assist the cause of the Union, or its supporters, so far as his means and power, and the circumstances of the case, permitted.

Note 5. Describe the organization as fully and particularly as possible.
6. State as well as can be done the place to which the property was conveyed.
7. State as fully and minutely as possible, the particular persons or commands using the property, and to what particular uses it was applied or intended to be applied.
8. If any vouchers or written papers were given, attach the originals or copies, or state where the originals are to be found and give the substance of them.
9. “Taken” or “furnished.”
10. The loyalty of the owner of the property when taken or furnished, and of all persons having a present beneficial interest in the claim, must be established by proof.
11. If any other persons than the original owner now own or have an interest in the claim, state how such ownership or interest was acquired.
The said claim has not before been presented to (12) and officer agent or Department of the government or to congress or to any committee thereof nor any action or decision had thereon whatsoever.
That H.H. Willard attorney at law of Lynchburg, Va hereby authorized and empowered to act as Attorney for the prosecution of this claim. Wherefore your petitioner pray for such action of your Honorable Commission in the premises as may be deemed just and proper.
(13) Saml H. (his x mark) Goin
Witnesses:
Andrew B. Webb
Jno W. Walton
State of Virginia
County of Appomattox
(14) Samuel H. Goin being duly sworn (15) (blank) deposes and says, that he is the petitioner named in the foregoing petition, and who signed the same; that the matters therein stated are true, of the deponent’s own knowledge, except as to those matters which are stated on information and belief, and as to those matters he believes them to be true; and deponent further says that he did not voluntarily serve in the Confederate army or navy, either as an officer, soldier, or sailor, or in any other capacity, at any time during the late rebellion; that he never voluntarily furnished any stores, supplies, or other material aid to said Confederate army or navy, or to the Confederate government, or to any officer, department or adherent of the same in support thereof, and that he never voluntarily accepted or exercised the functions of any office whatsoever under, or yielded voluntary support to, the said Confederate government.
Witnesses:
Andrew B. Webb
Jno W. Walton
Saml H. (his x mark) Goin
Sworn to and subscribed in my presence, the 2nd day of November 1872.
N.H. Ragland J.P.
Names and residences of witnesses who will be relied upon to prove loyalty:
Joseph W. Goin, Walkers Church, Appomattox Co. VA
Samuel H. Goin same
Names and residences of witnesses who will be relied upon to prove the other facts alleged in the foregoing petition:
Joseph W. Goin, Walkers Church, Appomattox, Va
Samuel H. Goin same
Post office address of claimant: Walkers Church, Appomattox Co., VA
Post office address of attorney: Lynchburg Virginia
Note 12. If the claim has heretofore been presented to any branch of the Government, state when and where presented, and what action was taken upon it.
13. Claimants sign here.
14. Give the names of all the petitioners.
15. If more than one petitioner, insert the words, “each for himself,” and in the next line insert “one of” in the proper blanks.

Deposition of Mrs. Martha Franklin of Appomattox County Virginia taken before Wm D. Hix a Notary Public for said county upon the 1st day of March 1878, after having been duly sworn, deposes and says, that she lives in the county of Appomattox and that in the year of 1865 in the month of April she was at Mr Saml H. Goin’s when some Federal troops came and took from him one large bay mule, a large quantity of corn, a large lot of Bacon (all that he had) a good deal of the Oats & fodder also a new saddle & bridle and a good many other things out of his dwelling house, that they did not offer to pay him one thing for the things taken, and further the this deponent saith not. Given under my hand this day and date before mentioned.
Martha Franklin
Sworn to before me this 1st March 1878
Wm D. Hix J.P.
For Appomattox Co. VA

Deposition of Saml H. Goin of Appomattox County Virginia taken before William D. Hix a Notary Public for said county upon the 27th day of Feby 1878 after having been duly sworn deposes and says. That in the year 1865 in the month of April a portion of the Federal troops of Genl Grants army passed through his farm and did take and carry away one bay mule, about ninety bushels of corn, about one thousand pounds of Bacon, a good deal of blade fodder and oats, one new saddle and bridle, four pair of socks, four hats, one silk handkerchief, and two Razors the property of said Goin, without giving him any compensation in any way for them, this deponent further states that the property taken is considered to have been worth about the sum of four hundred dollars, and that up to this time this deponent nor any one for him has ever received and compensation or remuneration in any way whatsoever and further this deponent saith not.
Given under my hand this day and date above written.
Samuel H. Goin
Sworn to before me this 27th day of Feby 1878.
Wm D. Hix J.P.
For Appomattox Co. Va

Deposition of Joseph W. Goin of Appomattox County VA taken before William D. Hix a Notary Public for said county. On the 27th day o f Feby 1878 after having been duly sworn deposes and says that in the year 1865 this deponent lived with one Saml H. Goin. That in the month of April of said year there came a lot of Federal troops to the house of said Saml H. Goin and did taken and carry away one fine bay mule, about ninety bushels of corn, about one thousand pounds of Bacon, lots of blade fodder & oats, also one new bridle and saddle and many other small articles. The deponent further states that no compensation was offered to said Saml H. Goin for said property, and said Goin has never received any compensation of remuneration whatever for said property, further this deponent saith not.
Given under my hand this day and date above written
Joseph W. Goin
Sworn to before me this 27th day of Feby 1878.
Wm D. Hix J.P.
For Appomattox Co. Va

Deposition of Fredk H. Franklin of Appomattox County, VA taken before William D. Hix a Notary Public for said county on the 27th day of Feby 1878 after having been duly sworn deposes and says that he lived near Mr Saml H. Goin the year of 1865. That he frequently visited the house of said Goin, that he was there in a few days after the army passed and that he found out that there had been taken from said Saml H. Goin, one bay mule, a lot of corn, Bacon, fodder oats a new saddle & bridle and a number of other things, it was considered that said Goin had lost about four hundred dollars worth, this deponent further states that he still resides near said Saml H. Goin, and that he had never heard of his having rec’d any compensation for said property in any way, and further this deponent saith not.
Given under my hand this day and date before written.
Fredrick H. Franklin
Sworn to before me this 27th day of Feby 1878,
Wm D. Hix J.P.
For Appomattox Co. VA

17.722
OFFICE OF THE
COMMISSIONERS OF CLAIMS
Washington, D.C. Jan’y 21, 1874
MEMORANDUM:
S. Goin
Appomattox Co
VA
No. 17.722
Disloyal
S. Patterson
Montreal Va

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Submitted by Cindy Young

The Library of Virginia
Land Office Patents & Grants/Northern Neck Grants & Surveys : Catalog Card

Goin, Joseph W. 16 Jan 1894 Appomattox County
107 acres on a tributary of Holiday Creek
Land office Grants # 121, 1890-1902, p. 219 (Reel 187)

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