Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Giles County, VA Early Records



Giles County was established in 1806 from MontgomeryMonroeWythe, and Tazewell counties. The county is named for William Branch Giles who was born in Amelia County in 1762. Giles became a lawyer and from there was elected to the United States House of Representatives where he served from 1790 to 1815. He also served on the Virginia General Assembly from 1816 to 1822. In 1827, he was elected Governor. In all, he served his nation and state around a total of forty years.


Submitted by Cindy Young

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

Goings, David 13 Jan 1815 Giles County
90 acres on Sinking Creek a branch of New River adjoining his own and the land of Frederick Williams
Land office Grants #64, 1813-1815, p. 374 (Reel 130)


  1. seeking who the parents of David are? Why is he on Lumbee Indian List? Is there a known connection? Frederick Williams is his German brother-in law. David of swarthy skin.

  2. Is this the same David that came out of Halifax County VA, I am not sure if your posting is saying he was born in Giles or that is where you seen a document

  3. Tax Lists:

    1798 and earlier: No Goings
    1799: James Going - no tithes, 1 horse
    1800: James Going - 1 tithes, 1 horse
    1801: James Going - no tithes, 1 horse
    1802: David Going - 2 tithes (1 male 16-21), 1 horse
    1803: no Goings
    1804: no Goings
    1805: David Goings - 1 tithe, 1 horse