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Thomas (John) Goins
(Abt 1770-1826)

 

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Nancy Johnson

Thomas (John) Goins

  • Born: Abt 1770, South Carolina
  • Marriage: Nancy Johnson Abt 1799, South Carolina
  • Died: 1826, Lafayette Parish, La. about age 56
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Last Will and Testament ofThomas Goin
May 13 1826
Probated in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
"State of Louisiana }
Lafayette Parish }
Be it remembered that on this eighteenth Day of May Anno Domini OneThousand Eight Hundred and Twenty-six Before me, Thomas B. Brashear,Judge of the Parish of Lafayette and Ex-officio Notary Public within andfor said Parish personally came and appeared James Taylor White, one ofthe Testamentary executors of the last will and testament of ThomasGowens, late of said parish, deceased and also appeared Nancy Gowenswidow of said deceased and Stephen Gowens, Aramintha Gowens and SallyGowens of full age, Thomas Gowens, nineteen years of age, dulyemancipated and aided and assisted in these presents by Lancelot Porter,his special curator, also Anne Gowens of the Province of Texas and dulyrepresented in these presents by her curatrix and mother, Nancy Gowens,all of the legal heirs and descendants of the said deceased who havedeclared and confessed that on the 22nd day of May 1825 the said ThomasGowens Sen. did execute his last will and testament by which hebequeathed and divided his title property as follows, viz:
Item 1st of said will: He gave to Nancy Gowens, his widow the followingslaves, to wit: the Negro woman named Plians, aged about thirty-fiveyears, the Negro boy named Abraham, about fourteen years of age, and theNegro girl named Violet, aged about eleven years, all slaves for life,also the household and kitchen furniture.
Item 2nd: He gave and bequeathed to his daughter, Anny Gowens, the Negrogirl named Clarinda, aged about six years,
Item 3rd: He gave and bequeathed to his daughter Aramintha Gowens oneNegro boy names Aury, aged five years.
Item 4th: He gave and bequeathed to his son Stephen Gowens one Negro boynamed Roger, aged ten years.
Item 5th: He gave and bequeathed to his daughter Sally Gowens a Negrogirl named Kitty, aged seven years.
Item 6th: He gave and bequeathed to his son, Thomas Gowens a Negro boynamed Riley, aged four years which concluded all the property of theTestator aforesaid.
And the aforesaid affirm in their different rights and capacities, thateach of them for themselves and others, Viz:
Represent that they received the foregoing portion of the propertyaforesaid. Confirmed is the will of siad Testator and do by thesepresents make the same irrevocable and unalteralbe. This done on motionof an order of the Court of Probate dated this __ day of May instant andsigned by all the aforesaid parties in the presence of the TwoSubscribing Witnesses and the said Notary after said due reading.
Witnessed:
John MerrimanNancy [x] Gowens
James T. WhiteSally [x] Gowens
Samuel W. PondAramintha [x] Gowens
Stephen [x] Gowens
Thomas [x] Gowens
There seams to be some dispute over John being Thomas. Could be his name was John Tho. or Tho. John? William Duty provide me with an original copy, and as far as I tell it is true and correct the transciption provided Lorene Brown.

All other research except this piece has lead me to believe he was John, could be his name was John Thomas after his father?
List of Heirs
Item 1st of said will: He gave to Nancy Gowens, his widow the followingslaves, to wit: the Negro woman named Plians, aged about thirty-fiveyears, the Negro boy named Abraham, about fourteen years of age, and theNegro girl named Violet, aged about eleven years, all slaves for life,also the household and kitchen furniture.
Item 2nd: He gave and bequeathed to his daughter, Anny Gowens, the Negrogirl named Clarinda, aged about six years,
Item 3rd: He gave and bequeathed to his daughter Aramintha Gowens oneNegro boy names Aury, aged five years.
Item 4th: He gave and bequeathed to his son Stephen Gowens one Negro boynamed Roger, aged ten years.
Item 5th: He gave and bequeathed to his daughter Sally Gowens a Negrogirl named Kitty, aged seven years.
Item 6th: He gave and bequeathed to his son, Thomas Gowens a Negro boynamed Riley, aged four years which concluded all the property of theTestator aforesaid.
And the aforesaid affirm in their different rights and capacities, thateach of them for themselves and others, Viz:

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bullet  Research Notes:

Thomas D Goings

September 1, 1834, R.D. Montague, Clerk

He was 31 years old and 5'7". He was of dark complexion and was a free man.
Registered Cumberland County Court of Quarterly Session, October 23, 1827
by Miller Woodson, Clerk and Francis B. Deane, J.P. ; Registered Boutetourt
County, July 5, 1830 by H.W. Bowyer, Deputy Clerk.

John Goan
Ennumerated
1809 Grainger Tn. Tax list

John Goan, 90 acres North Holston, Young's Creek, no polls
John Goin ennumerated

Family legend has always been that his name was John, however later research has revieled he must have been Thomas; according to Southwest Louisianan Church and Civil records Vol II records of Stephen Goin to Edith Perkins, list Jhon & Nancy JOHNSON, listed next is GOIN, Thomas Succ. dated 13 MAy 1826 (Laf. Ct. Hse: Succ.#83)
also
last will say's Thomas and mentions Jno also...I believe he was John Thomas
Goin
further research is needed here
They lived in Alabama Territory for a few years, then moved to Louisiana Territory, settling in St. Martin Parish. This area became Lafayette Parish in 1823. Thomas died there about
1825 - 1826.




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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Registration of Free Person of Color: Registration Free Colored, 1 Sep 1834, Cumberland Co., NC Court. Thomas D Goings son of John Goings and Nancy Johnson

September 1, 1834, R.D. Montague, Clerk

He was 31 years old and 5'7". He was of dark complexion and was a free man.
Registered Cumberland County Court of Quarterly Session, October 23, 1827
by Miller Woodson, Clerk and Francis B. Deane, J.P. ; Registered Boutetourt
County, July 5, 1830 by H.W. Bowyer, Deputy Clerk.


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Thomas married Nancy Johnson, daughter of Gibson Johnson and Sarah Anderson, about 1799 in South Carolina. (Nancy Johnson was born about 1768 in Virginia and died about 1834 in Hardin Co., Texas.)

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