OUR FOLKS by Maron Summer Eve
p. 4 DANIEL GOGGANS, 7 b. 1730, va., d. Nov 1781 on Goggans Branch, Little River, S.C. m. NANCY WILLIAMS, 8 b. ca. 1732 Va., m 1747 Va., d. Jan. 19, 1782 on Goggans Branch, Little River, SC, daughter of Paul Williams, Va. and/or S.C.9
p. 7 7Culpeper County Minutes Book Abstracts 1763-1764. By: A. M. Prichard, Page (376), July 22, 1763. William Meldrum v. Job Popham. Deposition of Oliver Towles to be taken before he leaves the colony...Page (459). James Barbour, Jr. v. Oliver Towles. Deft. gave DANIEL GOGGANS security instead of Adam Baber.
(Insert) Oliver Towles married Jane Goggans in Virginia, daughter of DANIEL GOGGANS and NANCY WILLIAMS.
Virginia: In Culpeper County Circuit Court Clerk's Office. The Estate of Thomas Brown and William Brown Exrs. Estate Cont'd. Page 490, Year 1785 to DANIEL GOGGIN (Sp?) for 200 pounds Pork for Overseer Lillard.
Culpeper Co., Deeds, Vol. 111, 1762-1765. Pages 428-429. May 17, 1764. James Johnson of Bromfield Parish. Culpeper County to my beloved son, Joseph Johnson of same. For real respect and fatherly love. 50 Acres being part of a tract he now lives on Bullock Run...with Reverend John Thompson's line to the road...James Johnson... Wit: George Goggans, DANIEL GOGGANS.
p. 8 This document is significant because...1. It is the first Virginia document with the current spelling of GOGGANS instead of Gogin or Goggins. 2. It proves that both DANIEL and George did live in Culpeper County prior to their move to South Carolina in 1766.
In a letter from Melba Neighbors Hagan dated January 14, 1994
DANIEL was the oldest of four sons of William, born ca 1700 in County Cork, Ireland, died ca 1766 in Culpepper County, Virginia, and Elizabeth Beal, born 1715, died ca 1766 in Culpepper County. they were married 1729 in Lunenburg parish, Virginia. the sons were Daniel, George, William and James, all born in Virginia. No record of other children was found.
ANNALS OF NEWBERRY by John B. O'Neall & John A. Chapman
Page 614 "The Goggans Family"
About twenty-five years before the Revolutionary War two brothers named Goggans came to Newberry from Virginia. One of these, DANIEL GOGGANS settled on a place which is now known as Goggans' Old Field, not far from Mount Zion Church. These brothers, with their families, were Whigs, and fought for independence under Marion, Sumter, Pickens, and others. DANIEL GOGGANS was in Marion's Command, and once when he was at home on furlough his house was surrounded by a body of Tories commanded by the celebrated and notorious Ned Turner. He knew that his life would be taken in any case, unless he could make his escape, which was impossible; and so he fought them from the house until it was set on fire. After he came out with his arms in his hands, and was instantly shot down. After he was killed the flames were extinguished, and the house stood there for many years, with its scorched and blackened timbers, a monument of the horrors of that war.
All of the sons of DANIEL GOGGANS, who were old enough to bear arms in defense of their country, perished in that struggle. His son-in-law, Towles, ancestor of the Col. Towles who was so long and so favorable known to the people of Edgefield County, was home from the army to see his family - was sick with smallpox - was hiding in the woods on Saluda, when Ned Turner with a party of Tories went to his house, took two of Towles little boys up behind them on their horses and compelled them to go with them and show them where their father was hiding. Having found him they killed him at once. It seems that the feud between the Towles and the Turners was exceedingly and unusually bitter. In an appendix to Curwin's Journal, published not long before the war of Succession, there are some interesting circumstances related about the feud told from the other point of view. DANIEL GOGGANS, of the Revolution, who was killed by Turner was related, left three sons, who were children at the time of his death. They grew up to manhood. One of them, Jerry Goggans, married Elizabeth Peterson. DANIEL GOGGANS had two other sons. They both removed to Alabama. One of them married a Peterson, a sister to the wife of his brother Jerry. These brothers did well in Alabama and left a numerous progeny; among them maybe mentioned Dr. Peterson Goggans, who was surgeon of an Alabama regiment in the Confederate service. Some of the descendants of these two brothers now live in Tennessee.
NEWBERRY COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL
by George Leland Summer, Sr.
p. 230 "Goggans"
The Goggans family came from Virginia about twenty-five years before the beginning of the Revolutionary War. DANIEL GOGGANS and one or two brothers all Revolutionary War patriots and soldiers in South Carolina Militia, were sons of the pioneers from Virginia who settled in the northern section of Ninety-Six District. DANIEL was killed by the Tories during the latter years of the war and his older sons, who were old enough to fight, were also killed.
DANIEL GOGGANS' father settled on the Northern Section of 96 District of Virginia.
page 12 "Revolutionary War Battle Sites in Newberry County or in Adjoining Counties" Hays' Station
This battle occurred in 1781 just across the Newberry County line (where is now the line), and at a place that is now in Laurens County. The place was formerly called Edge Hill. Some of the Tories attached Col. Hays who had barricaded his troops in a small house. The fire that burned the house, set by the Tories, almost burned the soldiers who came out and offered to surrender. The Tory Colonel, "Bloody" Bill Cunningham, received them but later hung them and mutilated their bodies.
(Comment by Ruth Conaway Kendrick: One distant relative believes that DANIEL GOGGANS may have been killed here.)
(Comment by Dianne Conaway Blankenstein: Annals of Newberry indicates he might have been.)
/ South Carolina
/ By virtue of a present to me
/ directed by Jno. _______(name)
/ the Departure & Grant Bearing
/ Date 5th August 1766, I have
/ administered and laid out unto
MAP / DANIEL GOGGINGS a Plantation or
/ tract of land containing two
/ hundred & Fifty acres situate
/ lying and being in Berkley
/ County on a branch of Sandy Run
/ bounded on all sides by vacant
/ land and hath such shape form &
/ marked as the above plat
/ Certified for the 11th day of
/ August 1766. Jno. Caldwell
p. 246 DANIEL GOGGANS
Pursuant to a precept to me directed by /
Equintor Laugh Esqr. S. Carol bearing /
date Novr the first day 1768 I have /
admeasured and laid out unto Joseph /
Campbell a plantation or tract of land /
containing three hundred and fifty acres/ MAP
situate and being in Berkley County on /
the waters of Little River butting and /
bounding NW on Land laid out to David /
Emery and on land laid out to Henry /
Pitts NE on land laid out to John Monks /
SE part on land laid out to George /
Gogins and on land laid out to DANL /
GOGIN and part on vacant land all other /
sides bounded on vacant land and hath /
such shape form and marks as a plat /
above doth represent certified for the /
12th day of Novr 1768.
pr. Jno Caldwell DC
p. 211 DANIEL GOGGANS
South Carolina /
Pursuant to a Precept to me directed by /
John Breman Esq DS GEnt bearing date /
Novr the 7th day 1769. I have /
admeasured & laid out unto Ba_______ /
Satterwhite a plantation or tract of /
Land containing two hundred acres /
situate and being on the waters of /
Little River in Craven County butting /
and bounding to the NE on lands laid /
out to DANIELL GOGINS SW on land laid /
out to Gilbert Lists on NW on land /
laid out to Saml Mason all other sides /
bounds on vacant land and hath such /
shape form and marks as a plat above /
doth represent certified for the 1st /
of January 1770. /
Pr Jno Caldwell DC
/ South Carolina, A memorial exhibited
DAN' GOGNINGS / by DANIEL GOGNINGS to be registered at
250 Acres / the Auditor's Office, agreeable to
WRt 3/sta or / Order of Co. (Council) and to a
4/ Proc. Money / condition of the Grant, &c. (etc.) of
/ a plantation or tract of land
/ containing two hundred and fifty acres
/ situated in Berkley County, on a
/ branch of Sandy Run. bounded on all
/ sides by vacant land. Survey
/ certified the 6th day of March 1770 &
Ratified by / granted the 7th day of April 1770 to
R.L. / the memorialist at the quote cost of
/ 3 /sterling (3 shillings sterling) or
/ 4 / Proc. Money (4 shillings
/ Proclamation Money) _______ _______
/ to commence two years from the date.
/ In witness whereof he hath hereunto
/ set his hand the 26th day of May 1770.
/ J. Woodie
/ Jno. Caldwell, D.S.
George the Third by the Grace of God, of Great-Britian, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth. To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting: Know Ye that we of our special grace certain knowledge and mere motion have given and granted and by these Presents, for us, our heirs and successors, Do give and Grant unto DANIEL GOGNINGS his heirs and assigns, a plantation or tract of land containing tow hundred and fifty dollars situate in Berkley County on a Branch of Sandy Run bounded on all sides by vacant land. And hath such shape, form and marks as appear by a plat thereof, hereunto annexed: Together with all woods, under-woods, timber and timber-trees, lakes, ponds, fishings, waters, water-courses, profits commodities, appurtenances and hereditaments whatsoever, thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining: Together with privilege of hunting, hawking and fowling in and upon the same, and all mines and minerals whatsoever; saving and reserving, nevertheless to us, our heirs and successors, all white pine trees, if any there should be found growing thereon: And also saving and reserving nevertheless, to us , our heirs and successors, one tenth-part of mines of gold and silver only: To have and to hold the said tract of two hundred and fifty acres of land and all and singular other the premises hereby granted unto the said DANIEL GOGNINGS his heirs and assigns for ever, in free and common soccage, the said DANIEL GOGNINGS his heirs and assigns yielding and paying therefor unto us, our heirs and successors, or to our Receiver-General for the time being, or to his Deputy or Deputies for the time being, yearly, that is to say on the twenth-fifth day of March, in every year, at the rate of three shillings sterling, or four shillings proclamation money, for every hundred acres, and so in proportion according to the number of acres, contained herein; the same to commence at the expiration of two years from the date hereof. Provided always, and this present Grant is upon condition, nevertheless, that the said DANIEL GOGNINGS his heirs or assigns shall and do yearly, and every year, after the date of these presents, clear and cultivate at the rate of three acres for every hundred acres of land, and so in proportion according to the number of acres herein contained; and also shall and do enter a minute or docket of these our letters patent in the office of our Auditor-General for the time being, in our said Province, within six months from the date hereof; and upon condition that if the said rent hereby reserved, shall happened to be in arrears and unpaid for the space of three years from the time it shall become due and no distress can be found on the said lands, tenements and hereditaments hereby granted; or if the said DANIEL GOGNINGS his heirs or assigns shall neglect to clear and cultivate yearly and every year, at the rate of three acres for every hundred acres of land and so in proportion, according to the number of acres herein contained, or if a minute or docket of these our letters patent, shall not be entered in the office of our Auditor-General for the time being in our said Province within Six months from the date hereof, that then and in any of these cases, this present Grant shall cease and determine and be utterly void; and the said lands tenements and hereditaments hereby granted, and every part and parcel thereof shall revert to us, our heirs and successors, as fully and absolutely, as if the same had never been granted.
Given under the Great Seal of our said Province
Witness The Honble William Bull Esq. Lieut
Governor and Commander in chief in and over our Said
Province of South-Carolina, this seventh Day of April
Anno Dom. 1770 in the Tenth year of our Reign.
Wm (L.M.S.) Bull
Signed by his Honor the Lieut Governor in Council
And hath thereunto a plat there
of annexed, representing the J. Woodin H.C.C.
same, certified by John Bremar
6th March 1770
p. 173 DANIEL GOGGANS
Pursuant to a warrant granted by his /
Exceially the Right Honbl Lord Charity /
Granville Montague & to me directed by /
John Breman Esqr D S Gent bearing date / MAP
1st Decr 1772 I have adicatured and /
out to Fredrick Glover a tract of land /
containing two hundred and fifty acres /
on Beaverdam Branch waters of Satudy /
River in Craven County Bounded WW & SW /
by Joseph Davenports land and DANL /
GOGGENS land at E by John Johnston /
land SE by John Davis's land & Wm /
Rouces land and hath such shapes and /
marks as the above plat doth represent /
surveyed 15 Dec 1772 /
pr Wm Anderson DS
p. 2?6 DANIEL GOGGANS SC 1773
S. Carolina A memorial exhibited by Fredrick Glover to be
Fredricks registered in the he Auditors office agreeable to
Glover to order of council & to a condition of the Grant
250 acres hereafter mentioned of a plantation or tract of
2= W-3/s 250 acres of Land situate in Craven County on
or 4/ Jno beaver dam branch waters of Saludy River bounded
Certified and SW by Joseph Davenports & DANL GOGGINS land
by th LS NE by John Johnstons & SE by John Davids's & the
other Lands Surveyed Certified the 15 Decr 1772 &
granted the 2nd Feb 1773 to the Memr 2+W+3/ 519
&4/ pro per 100 acres to commence two years from
the date In witness whereof he hath hereunto set
his hand the 8th June 1773 Wm. Anderson DS dated
July 6 1773 to Robert Long