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Goings, Obadiah TN - 1819 petition
While reading through the online Race and Slavery Petitions for TN, I came across this interesting record:
PAR #: 11481927
Abstract: Cocke County free man of color Obadiah Going seeks "the privileges of a citizen." He states that it is his misfortune to be the descendant of persons of mixed race.
Can't prove it - but I think I find him in later years as white:
Name: Obadiah Gowens
For al you Goins, Goings, Gowans researchers - here's another one to add to your databases