I have just found the Going Family Geneology Forum.I am interested in any information about Jonathan Going.He is my gggggrandfather.The information I do have gives his birthdate to be September 12, 1738.I have him as the younger brother of Ebenezer Going.I have no birthdate for Ebenezer.They both resided in Shirley, MA.What is not clear is whether or not they were born in Shirely.I did find in the forum information that Jonathan's parents were Ebenezer Going and Elizabeth Eaton.My information has Jonathan's brother Ebenezer married to an Abigail Symonds.Jonathan was married twice first to Anna Bennett 1760 or 1762 then to Hannah Kendall.My family line is through Jonathan and Anna.My ggggrandfather was Eliab Going born Sept 6, 1770.He married twice.First to Abigail Warren in 1793.And to Dorcas Humphrey in 1835.He and Abigail had seven children.Their youngest also named Eliab is my gggrandfather.He was born May 27, 1813 and married Hannah Warren December 12, 1834.They had 12 children.Their 11th child was my ggrandfather who was also named Eliab.He was born Oct. 19, 1854.
If Jonathan's parents are Ebenezer and Elizabeth Eaton, does anyone know from what Going family Ebenezer comes?Other records I have show that there were four men/families who settled in the Massachusetts colony.
A John Going at Lynn in 1682;A Nathaniel at Reading in 1691; a Richard or Robert Gowing born in Scotland in 1618 and resided in Dedham in 1634.He also lived at Wenham, Lynn, Watertown and Lynnfield - last date is 1660; and Simon Going in Rowley 1675.
Also does anyone have information on any of these men/families?Specifically where they came from.Richard/Robert Gowing is from Scotland but does anyone know where in Scotland.Same with the others. Thanks