In keeping with Laurie’s suggestion, I am continuing to share info, some I have not fully processed, but perhaps others can make more of it. While tracking familiar names from noted areas of origin, I have notes that may be of interest. Earlier I mentioned a petition made by John Morris in the Camden District of South Carolina for Tax relief of Free Negroes dated Dec. 13, 1793. Several names appear on this petition so I’ll just list them all: “William -----, John Anderson, Isaac Going, William heariss, John Burd, Samuel Morris, David Coal, Aaron Jones, Sehon Morriss, William Coal, George Coal, Archie Morriss, Levi Going, William Morris Senr.
John Morriss Senr., Edward Going, Bo---Jones, John Morriss Jun., William Morriss Junor, henry Morriss“.
I tried not to correct the spelling and copied this as it appears on a document I got from Vincennes University. The challenge has been trying to connect Buncombe County,North Carolina and Magoffin County, Kentucky, where we know the John C. Coles and Cuzzie Anderson family are documented ,with Logan County, Kentucky, Lawrence County, Illinois, or places in South Carolina.
As I examine the 1810 Logan County, Kentucky census on the following URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ky/logan/census/1810/ , some names on the John Morris petition show up such as , William Cole, Samuel Morris, John Morris, John Anderson, Isaac Goin, William Morris, John Bird and others. JPG-196 shows several of these names on this site. Whether the William Cole in this census is associated with John Cole and Cuzzy Anderson is unkown by me, but it may be a determining link.
Finally, bringing these names to Lawrence County, Illinois, where Ezekiel Cole Anderson lived before moving to Cass County, Michigan, 1807 Knox County census, another contributing county for later Lawrence and Crawford Counties in Illinois gives the names of David Cole and William Anderson. The recorder mentions the fact that many of the people were transient and not steady residents.
John Levy Goin shows up in Livingston County, Kentucky, on the Illinois border in 1807. At this point I am guessing that this is the same Levi Going of the John Morris petition. “In 1807 in Kentucky, John Levy Going attempted to marry a white woman in Livingston County and was denied by the Justice because of his rumored "Negro" blood.”
John Gowen again in the 1807 Randolph County, Indiana territory census,
On the 1818 census where Ezekiel Anderson appears with four members of his household, the names of, Edward Goins, Isaac Goins, Samuel Harris, Sian Morriss ,who I believe to be Sehon Morris of the John Morris South Carolina petition, John Morris, and several Jones surnames as Free Persons of Color but none named Aaron Jones which appears on the South Carolina petition.
I asked the question about the Masons for several reasons but the most important one now has to do with Isaac Goin. I’ll include the paste and let the reader investigate as needed.
“I have in my possession the original certificate of the Grand Lodge of Charleston, SC [Royal Arch excellent Lodge of Ma-sonry] declaring "Bro. Isaac Going, Master of the Chair of the Lodge in Union, SC. The certificate, dated November 6, 1813, states that the time of the admission of Isaac Going to the Lodge was March 10, 1800. It seems to establish that Isaac Going was 21 years old and lived in Union District in 1800. Col. Walter F. Going, Jr, 6055 Lakeshore Dr, Columbia, SC, 29206.”