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LOUISIANA

 

In 1810 the Gowen/Going/Goins/etc. family, free since the mid-seventeenth century, headed 40 "other free" households with 105 persons in Virginia, 62 persons in North Carolina, 11 in South Carolina, and 10 in Louisiana.

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A. Going "of Louisiana" received a deed from Queen & Gregg March 2, 1910 to a lot in Afruitland, Texas, a promotional town which never developed, according to Hartley County, Texas Deed Book 32, page 471.

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Jeremiah Goins was born about 1802 in Louisiana.  By family tradition he was married to Sarafine Drake [?] April 21, 1821 in Baton Rouge.  He died August 18, 1883 in Pleasanton, Texas and was buried in Oakley Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.

 

Children born to Jeremiah Goins and Sarafine Drake Goins include:

 

          Evaline Goins   

          Henry Goins

          Ransom Goins

          Caroline Goins

          Sebern (Cebern) Goins

          Robert G. “Ike” Goins

          James C. Goins

          Raburn A. Goins

          Reuben Calvin Goins

          Adaline Goins

          Emily Goins

 

According to the will and tombstone photographs of Jeremiah Goins, he was described as having color, statute and facial features indicating that he was a blooded Indian.  He was a stock raiser and tracker.  He is said to have built his own coffin and liked to get in it to show it off when company came.  He is also said to have married in Baton Rouge, but so far no record has shown up.  His will is dated November 2, 1882.  The headstone of his grave is difficult to read, but shows the death date as July 22, 1883.

 

To date no marriage record has been found of Jeremiah and Sarafina Goins, neither marriage bond nor license. 

 

“As stated above there were no roads, bridges, ferry or even fords, for practically twenty years after the first settler came to what is now Beauregard Parish.  It was at least a week’s journey from the Sabine River to the Opelousas and return, beset with many dangers, hence there was very little travel to the Parish Seat and as settlers came in the young people grew up and as even today they wanted to get married.  In many cases it was practically impossible to secure the necessary marriage license, and in many communities a preacher or magistrate for the ceremony was mot available.  This situation was overcome in this way:  when the young people became engaged the young man would talk to the parents of the young lady and in case he secured consent of the parents of the young lady, he immediately selected a nice homesite, erected his log cabin, cleared a few acres of land, and at an appointed time, the neighbors and friends of the two families were invited to the home of the bride for a supper and usually a dance and when the dance was over and the guests had retired, the young couple considered themselves legally married and retired to their new home, which was usually close by, as man and wife.  For fear that some of the hearers may hold up their hands in holy horror at such a preceeding, I want to say that the young people in those days lived together as man and wife, raised families, and were much truer to their marriage obligations than the average couple of today.  Years later the state legislature realizing the situation, because it had become a state practice, passed an act under which the children of these couples would be made legal heirs.”

 

(According to an article, “East of the Sabine,” written by Robert Jones and published in “The Yellowed Pages,” Volume 1.)

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Ransom Goins was born about 1826 in Louisiana.  He was married to Emily Hardin, born in 1836, in 1854 according to the 1870 census.  He died January 12, 1916 in Bradley, Oklahoma and was buried at Ireton, Oklahoma.

 

Children born to Ransom Goins and Emily Hardin Goins include:

 

          Sarah M. “Sally” Goins                                      born about 1855

          Jeremiah Goins                                                   born about 1857

          Josephine Goins                                                  born May 15, 1861

          Sharofina Goins                                                  born about 1863

          Nacny Goins                                                        born October 7, 1865

          Ransom Goins, Jr.                                               born July 4, 1868

 

Sarah M. “Sally” Goins, daughter of Ransom Goins and Emily Hardin Goins, was born about 1855 in Texas.  She was married to James Melton “Jim” Gardner in 1879 in Stonewall.

 

Jeremiah Goins, son of Ransom Goins and Emily Hardin Goins, was born about 1857 in Texas.

 

Josephine Goins, daughter of Ransom Goins and Emily Hardin Goins, was born about May 15, 1861.  She was married to Josiah Taylor December 29, 1881 in Bexar County, Texas.  Josephine Goins Taylor died February 2, 1919 in Amarillo, Texas.

 

Sharofina Goins, daughter of Ransom Goins and Emily Hardin Goins, was born about 1863.

 

Nancy Goins, daughter of Ransom Goins and Emily Hardin Goins, was born October 7, 1865 in Indian Territory.  She was married to Charley Thomas in 1883.

 

Ransom Goins, Jr., son of Ransom Goins and Emily Hardin Goins, was born July 4, 1868 in Pleasonton, Texas.  He was married to Cora Edna Bassham July 4, 1904 in Dibble, Oklahoma.  He died August 28, 1929 in Red Oak, Oklahoma.

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Robert G. “Ike” Goins was born about 1825 in Louisiana.  He was married to Elizabeth Williams in Victoria, Texas.  He was buried east of Stonewall, Oklahoma.

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Sebern (Cebern) Goins was born about 1828 in Louisiana.  He died May 1861 in Cow Gap, Texas.

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A. S. Goynes, First Louisiana Infantry Regiment, Company B, was listed among the soldiers surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, according to "The Appomattox Paroles, April 9-15, 1865."

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A. L. McGowan was enlisted in the Third Louisiana Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.

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Second Lieutenant J. C. McGowan was listed in the 25th Louisiana Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.

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John E. McGowan was listed in Patton’s 21st Louisiana Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.

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Sgt. Farrell Mc Gowen was listed in the First Louisiana Cavalry Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.

 

BEAUREGARD PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

Emma S. Gowan, Glendale Road, De Ridder, Louisiana, was a junior student at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas in 1957.  She also attended there in 1958.

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James Goins was a resident of Beauregard Parish in 1885.  He was the father of Albert Goins who was born there June 18, 1885.

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Albert Goins a construction worker and a widower, died at 1635 North Main, Vidor, Texas November 4, 1961 at the age 76 of coronary occlusion, according to Orange County, Texas Death Book 5, page 139.  His usual residence was at Singer, Louisiana, according to Mrs. Riley Doyle, Vidor, informant.  He was buried in Singer Cemetery at Singer.

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Rufus Goins and his wife, Rovenia Bailey Goins of De Ridder gave a deed to W. Moses December 19, 1928 to a lot in Beau­mont, Texas, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 319, page 336.  Rovenia Bailey Goins was a daughter of Nettie Slaughter Bailey, according to the entry.  They received an affi­davit from A. M. Cooley February 2, 1931, according to Jeffer­son County Deed Book 353, page 596.

 

BOSSIER PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

Nancy Goin was married April 27, 1891 to Randy Colman, according to Bossier Parish marriage records.

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Fannie Goings was married December 29, 1887 to Henry Taswell, according to Bossier Parish marriage records.

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Levi Goings was born about 1820 in Louisiana, parish and parents unknown, according to Cynthia Blackman, a great-granddaughter.  He was married about 1845, wife’ name Martha.  At least six children were born to them.  He was later married to three other women—Belle Kuykendahl, Nancy Jane Broom and Cynthia L. Simpson. 

 

Levi Goings was married to Anna Turner September 17, 1898, according to Bossier Parish marriage records.  Children born to Levi Goings and Anna Turner Goings, Belle Kuykendahl Goings, Nancy Jane Broom Goings and Cynthia L. Simpson Goings are unknown.

 

Children born to Levi Goings and Martha Goings include:

 

          Abraham Goings                                               born about 1847

          Abigail Goings                                                  born about 1849

          William Henry Goings                                      born about 1851

          Thomas Goings                                                  born about 1854

          John Goings                                                       born about 1857

          Phillip Goings                                                    born about 1861

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J. E. Gowen was married to Emma C. Bass August 21, 1898, according to Bossier Parish marriage records.  Of J. E. Gowen and Emma C. Bass Gowen nothing more is known.

 

CADDO PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

Bertrand Goin was married to Frances Ford November 29, 1920, according to Caddo Parish Marriage Book 55, page 733.  Of Bertrand Goin and Frances Ford Goin nothing more is known.

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Alex Goines, Sr. was married to Mildred Maiden March 19, 1954, according to Caddo Parish Marriage Book 142, page 787.  Of Alex Goines, Sr. and Mildred Maiden Goines nothing more is known.

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Sarah Goines [listed as Goine in 1930] appeared in the 1931 city directory of Shreveport living on the east side of Rook Street.

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Henry Going was married to Milly Staten March 10, 1894, ac­cording to Caddo Parish Marriage Book 20, page 297.  Of Henry Going and Milly Staten Going nothing more is known.

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Charles Goings was married to Annie Robertson July 27, 1915, according to Caddo Parish Marriage Book 43, page 561.  Of Charles Goings and Annie Robertson Goings noth­ing more is known.

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Edward Goings was married to Polly Maxwell February 12, 1885, according to Caddo Parish Marriage Book 15, page 409.  Of Edward Goings and Polly Maxwell Goings nothing more is known.

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Miss Hazel G. Goins was listed in the 1930 city directory of Shreveport as a stenographer for Fidelity Finance Company, living at 1708 Fairfield Avenue.

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Henry Goings and his wife, Lelia, in 1930 and 1931 lived at 1113 Taylor [rear] in Shreveport.  He was listed as a plumber.

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Jim Goings was married to Ada Buster June 19, 1914, ac­cording to Caddo Parish Marriage Book 42, page 137.  Of Jim Goings and Ada Buster Goings nothing more is known.

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Louis Goings, negro, appeared in the Shreveport City Directory in 1930 and 1931 living at 1223 Error! Reference source not found.                                        ==O==

S. Goings was married to Anna Calhoun February 28, 1880, ac­cording to Caddo Parish Marriage Book 12, page 156.  Of S. Goings and Anna Calhoun Goings nothing more is known.

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Callie Goins was married about 1925 to Elmer Milstead, probably in Caddo Parish.  He was born in Louisiana December 11, 1902.  They were divorced.  He died in May 1987, according to his Social Security file.

 

Children born to them include:

 

          Monroe Milstead                                                 born about 1928

          Franklin Milstead                                                born about 1930

          Steve Milstead                                                     born about 1935

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Carrie Goins, negress, appeared in 1930 and 1931 living at 1811 Clay in Shreveport.

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E. D. Goins was married to Alma Allen May 19, 1937, ac­cording to Caddo Parish Marriage Book 92, page 117.  Of E. D. Goins and Alma Allen Goins nothing more is known.

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Edgar Goins, negro, in 1930 and 1931 was a helper at Herrin Transfer Company.  In 1930 he lived at 528 Thurmond and in 1931 he lived at 1081 Line Avenue.  In that year his wife was listed as Anna Lou Goins.

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Henry Goins was married to Lena Hanks June 14, 1921, according to Caddo Parish Marriage Book 57, page 259.  Of Henry Goins and Lena Hanks Goins nothing more is known.

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Henry C. Goins and his wife, Louise Goings, negroes, appeared in the 1930 and 1931 editions of the Shreveport city directory.  He was listed as a porter at the Union Station, living at 1840 Weinstock.

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John R. Goins and his wife, Audrey Goins, lived in Shreveport in 1930 at 218 East 68th Street and in 1931 at 301 West 68th Street.  He was employed by Kalmbach-Burckett Company.

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Marie Goins, negro, in 1930 lived at 1811 Clay, Shreveport.

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Milton S. Goins was married to Ida E. Markham January 29, 1911, according to Caddo Parish Marriage Book 36, page 685.  Of Ida E. Markham Goins nothing more is known.

 

Milton S. Goins and his wife, Mary Goins, negroes, appeared in the 1930, 1931 and 1937 editions of the Shreveport direc­tory.  In 1930 they lived at 1733 Error! Reference source not found.                                        ==O==

Sam Goins was married to Mena Bishop February 24, 1919, ac­cording to Caddo Parish Marriage Book 51, page 111.  Of Sam Goins and Mena Bishop Goins nothing more is known.

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Walter Goins was married to Mary Lee Shephard October 8, 1936, according to Caddo Parish Marriage Book 90, page 478.  Of Walter Goins and Mary Lee Shephard Goins nothing more is known.

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Mrs. Anna V. Gowan was listed in the 1934 city directory of Shreveport, as a saleswomen at McCrory Stores living at 1812 West Jordan.

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Annie Gowan and Leslie Gowan were shown in residence at 915 Pickett Avenue in Shreveport, according to the 1925 and 1926 city directories.

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Andrew Gowan, a mulatto, age 12, was living in the home of his mother, Cora Herbert on Convention Street in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana Enumeration District 103, page 4.

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Benjamin Gowan and his wife, Mary Gowan, were residing at 416 Jordan, Shreveport in 1932.

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Miss Billie Gowan was a waitress in Washington Youree Hotel Coffee Shop, with residence at 1254 Error! Reference source not found.

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Mrs. Carolyn Gowan was listed in the 1935 city directory of Shreveport, living at 230 McDada, Bosier City.

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Charles E. Gowan, 506 West 57th St, Shreveport, was a tax­payer there in 1972.

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Miss Doris Gowan was employed as a waitress at O. K. Cafe in Shreveport in 1937.

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Ella Gowan, a negress, was shown living at 416 Jordan in Shreveport in 1932.

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J. T. Gowan "of Caddo Parish" received an assignment to 3.03 acres in Gregg County, Texas, located 10 miles north of Longview, Texas from A. D. King April 29, 1931, according to Gregg County Deed Book 82, page 364.

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James W. Gowan was discharged from the U. S. Air Force Jan­uary 14, 1960, according to Caddo Parish Discharge Book 13, page 592.

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John J. Gowan was shown in the 1932 city directory of Shreve­port, as an employee of Sunshine Market living at 6010 Hen­derson Ave.

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John William Gowan was discharged from the U. S. Navy De­cember 13, 1954, according to Caddo Parish Discharge Book 12, page 366.

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Joshua Gowan who appeared in the 1924 and 1925 editions of the Shreveport city directory, lived at 200 East 73rd Street, Cedar Grove.  Miss Margaret Gowan and Miss Gladys Gowan were shown at the same address.

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In 1928 Mrs. Myrtle Gowan, a stenographer was employed by Chadowick-Hayes Provision Company in Shreveport.  In 1929 she was shown as a bookkeeper for Dixie Creameries, Inc. and had her residence in the Creswell Hotel.

 

Oscar A. Gowan and Bennie Gowan were listed in the 1920 and 1921 city directories.  He was employed by Jones-McCann Tires & Tubes from 1920 through 1925. 

 

Oscar W. Gowan, believed to be son of Oscar A. Gowan, was shown as a vulcanizer employed by Jones-McCann.  He was listed in the company's employ in all editions from 1925 through 1928.  He was living with Ella Gowan.  From 1925 through 1927 his residence was shown as 1204 Reynolds Av­enue.  In 1928 they lived at 2110 Southern Avenue.  In 1931 he was employed by Modern Tire Repair Service.  He lived at 1304 Reynolds with Marie Gowan.  In 1932 he and Marie Gowan lived on the east side of McDade Road, two miles south of Coushatta Road, Boiser City.  In 1933, 1934 and 1935 he continued at the same address.  His address was 224 McDade Road in 1936, Miss Marie Gowan, a waitress at Deluxe Cafe lived at 712 Christian.

 

Inez E. Gowan was shown as the wife Oscar W. Gowan for the first time in 1934.  He was a vulcanizer for Sparco 707 Tire Company at that time.  In 1935 he was employed by Modern Tire Retreading Company.  In 1936 he operated a "filling sta­tion" at 920 Barksdale in Boosier City and lived at 224 McDade with Inez Gowan.  In 1937 he was back at Modern Tire Retreading Company, still living at 204 McDade in Bossier City.  He employment and residence remained the same in 1939, and two children were then shown in the home of Oscar W. Gowan and Inez Gowan.

 

In 1940 Oscar W. Gowan, Inez Gowan and one child lived at 301 McDade in Boosier City. In 1941 Oscar W. Gowan was employed by John Monette Tire Company.  Mrs. Inez Gowan appeared as employed by Paramount Beauty Shop in Shreveport from 1933 through 1941.

 

William L. Gowan was listed in the city directory of Shreve­port in the years of 1922, 1923, 1924 and 1925.  He was shown as a vulcanizer employed by Swift Tire Service.  In 1922 his resi­dence was shown on East Southern Avenue, indicating a rela­tionship with Oscar W. Gowan.

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Roy W. Gowan and his wife, Marie Gowan in 1930 lived at 1524 Division Avenue, according to the city directory of Shreveport.  He was a vulcanizer for Lareco Master Station No. 4.  Roy Gowan, age 39, was married to Inez Wommack, age 30, on December 19, 1932, according to Miller County, Arkansas Marriage Book RR, page 392.  Of Roy Gowan and Inez Gowan Wommack Gowan nothing more is known.

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W. N. Gowing was listed in the 1930 directory, living at 208 Error! Reference source not found.

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Aline Reeves Gowen, % Aline Ford, Route One, Box 78, Grand Cane, California paid taxes on a lot in Shreveport in 1972.

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Eliza Gowen was married to Alexander Gibson, FMC, De­cember 1, 1868, according to Caddo Parish Marriage Book 4, page 384.  Bond for the marriage was provided by A. W. Marshall.  No return was made on the marriage license.

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Harry G. Gowen and his wife, Doris Gowen were listed in the 1931 city directory of Shreveport.  He lived at 2951 Samford Avenue and was listed as a shipping clerk for Southern Leather Company, Inc.

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Miss Mamie Gowen, a student nurse at Charity Hospital, was listed in the 1931 city directory of Shreveport.

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Roy Gowen, a student in 1940 was living at 218 Rutherford, according to the Shreveport city directory.

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Charles Gowens was married to Adeline Earle December 20, 1913, according to Caddo Parish Marriage Book 41, page 34.  Of Charles Gowens and Adeline Earle Gowens nothing more is known.

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Essie Gowens was married to Albert Allen September 14, 1918, according to Caddo Parish Marriage Book 49, page 732.

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L. Gowens, pipeliner employed by Ark-La Companies, was a resident of Shreveport in 1936, according to the city directory.

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Joseph T. Gowin was married to Leta B. Smith September 26, 1909, according to Caddo Parish Marriage Book 35, page 246.  Of Joseph T. Gowin and Leta B. Smith Gowin nothing more is known.

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Fred T. Gowing was married to Theodosia Heath December 18, 1905, according to Caddo Parish Marriage Book 30, page 595.  He appeared as a waiter at the KCS Cafe and roomed at 311 Edwards Avenue, according to the 1926 Shreveport city direc­tory.  In 1927 Fred T. Gowing and Theodosia Heath Gowing continued at the same address.  In the 1930 edition Fred Gow­ing continued at the same address.  In the 1930 edition Fred Gowing was employed by Fred-Hills Cafe.  He and his wife lived at 727 Milam.

 

Mrs. Fred Gowing, a widow of Caddo Parish gave a warranty deed to Pruitt & Rawles for 50 acres of land in Cass County, Texas on October 25, 1950, according to Cass County Deed Book 259, page 578.  Consideration was $900.

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William Gowns, negro porter, was living at 1815 Woodruff, ac­cording to the 1931 Shreveport city directory.

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Charlesetta Goynes, a negro maid who worked at 1154 Prospect Avenue lived at 1730 Caperton, according to the 1937 Shreve­port directory.

 

CALCASIEU PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

R. Goins and M. Latue Goins were residents of Lake Charles, Louisiana in 1853.  Children born to them include:

 

Robert Goins                                                         born October 28, 1853.

 

Robert Goins, son of R. Goins and M. Latue Goins, was born October 28, 1853 in Lake Charles.  He was married about 1875, wife's name Louisa Jane.  On June 6, 1897 they received a deed from Peter D. Stockholm to 2¼ acres of land in Beaumont, Texas for $55, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 17, page 207.

 

On February 23, 1921 they received a deed from W. P. Thomp­son for five acres of land in the Armstrong Survey of Orange County, Texas for $7,000, according to Orange County Deed Book 33, page 346.

 

On August 22, 1923 Robert Goins and Louisa Jane Goins sold their acreage in Beaumont for $1,400 to F. W. Steinman, ac­cording to Jefferson County Deed Book 232, page 63.  Robert Goins stated in the conveyance that he had lived at that location for "20 years or more," it being his homestead during that time.  It also mentioned that he had acquired a home in Orange, Texas and had lived there two years.

 

Robert Goins, defendant, gave a judgement to J. C. Trull, plaintiff, July 17, 1925 in a boundary dispute connected with his Armstrong Survey property, according to Orange County Deed Book 41, page 405.

 

Robert Goins gave a tax deed to South Park Independent School District August 15, 1936 to a Bullock Addition lot in Beaumont, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 422, page 41.

 

Robert Goins died at Vidor, Texas October 14, 1946 after a 26-year residence there, according to Orange County Death Book 3, page 177.  His death, at the age 92 years, 11 months, 16 days, was the result of malnutrition.  He was buried in Sullivan Cemetery, according to Mrs. B. L. Hankamer, informant.

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Thomas J. Goins was born in October 1820 in Louisiana of parents unknown.  He was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Calcasieu Parish living in the household of “Turn’r Goan:”

 

          “Goins,               Thomas             30,

                                      M. Beckey        19”

 

Thomas J. Goins was enlisted as a private in Company C, 27th Louisana Infantry on March 23, 1862 in Rapides Parish, Louis-iana, according to his Confederate service record.  It revealed that he was captured July 4, 1863 in the Battle of Vicksburg.

He was exchanged July 1, 1864, according to Edna Lois Fox.

 

He appeared in the 1870 census of Rapides Parish as the head of a household:

 

          Goins,                 Thomas                       38, born in LA

                      M. Rebecca                 37,

                     William                        10, born in LA 

                     Marion                           8, born in LA

                     Washington                   5, born in LA

                     Thomas                          3, born in LA

                    Catherine                   3/12, born in LA”

 

M. Rebecca Goins apparently died during the decade.  He was remarried about 1866.

 

Thomas J. Goins was enumerated in 1870 in nearby Trinity County, Texas:

 

“Goins,          Thomas                       47, born in LA

           M. Harriett                  27, born in LA

           Henry                            9, born in TX

          William                         5, born in TX

          Thomas                         2, born in TX”

 

Thomas J. Goins was enumerated as the head of a household in June 1880 in nearby Tyler County, Texas, precinct 4:

 

“Goins,          Thomas                       60, born in LA, father born in

                               NC, mother born in TN

           Harriett                       39, born in LA, father born in

                              GA, mother born in  GA

          Alfred R.                       8, born in TX, father born in

                              LA, mother born in LA

                             {nickname Pete} more info on req

         John T.                         10, born in TX, father born in

                              LA, mother born in LA

                              (John Thomas 1868-1919 m Ella Marie

                              1870-1937) more info on

Goins,         Marion                         26, born in LA, father born in

                             LA, mother born in LA”

        Mary E                        24, daughter-in-law, born in

                            LA father born in LA,

                            mother born in  LA

       Emily                             4, granddaughter, born in LA,

                           father born in LA, mother

                           born in LA

      Thomas A.                1/12, grandson, born in April

                           1880 in TX, father born in

                           LA, mother born in LA

Swickey,          Catherine              38, boarder, born in MS, father

                           born in MS, mother born in

                           MS

             James W.              10, son of boarder, born in TX,

                          Father born in MS, mother

                          Born in MS”

 

Children born to Thomas J. Goins and M. Rebecca Goins include:

 

          William Goins                                          born about 1860

          Marion Goins                                            born about 1862

          Washington Goins                                    born about 1865

          Thomas Goins                                           born about 1868

          Catherine Goins                                         born about 1870

 

Children born to Thomas J. Goins and M. Harriett Goins include:

 

          Alfred R. “Pete” Goins                                      born about 1877

          John Thomas Goins                                           born about 1878

 

William Goins, son of Thomas J. Goins and M. Rebecca Goins, was born about 1860 in Louisiana.

 

Marion Goins, son of Thomas J. Goins and M. Rebecca Goins, was born about 1862 in Louisiana.

 

Washington Goins, son of Thomas J. Goins and M. Rebecca Goins, was born about 1865 in Louisiana.

 

Thomas Goins, son of Thomas J. Goins and M. Rebecca Goins, was born about in Louisiana about 1868.

 

Catherine Goins, daughter of Thomas J. Goins and M. Rebecca Goins, was born about 1870 in Louisiana

 

Alfred R. “Pete” Goins, son of Thomas J. Goins and Harriett Goins, was born about 1877.

 

John Thomas Goins, son of Thomas J. Goins and Harriett Goins, was born about 1878.

 

Pamela Goyens Tatum wrote February 16, 2003 that her great-grandfather James W. Goins was born in Louisiana in 1852 to Thomas J. Goins who was born in October 1820. 

 

Children born to James W. Goins include George Masters Goynes, grandfather of Pamela Goyens Tatum.

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Thomas Gowin was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Calcasieu Parish, Enumeration District 11, page 23, Ward 6, appearing as:

 

          "Gowin,          Thomas      26, born in Missouri

                                  Lucinda      26, born in LA

            Crans,           Alice             7, born in LA, step-daughter

                                  Emma          3, born in LA, step-daughter"

 

Apparently Thomas Gowin and Lucinda Crans Gowin had mar­ried some time after 1877, following the death of her former husband.

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Three free colored families were the only people of interest to Gowen chroniclers in the 1840 census of Calcasieu Parish.

 

William Goins, free colored, was listed as the head of a house­hold enumerated in the 1840 census of Calcasieu Parish, page 74. The family was listed as:

 

          "Goins, William                              free colored male                     36-55

                                                                   free colored male                     24-36

                                                                   free colored female                  10-24

                                                                   free colored male                     10-24

                                                                   free colored male                     10-24

                                                                    free colored male                     10-24

                                                                   free colored female                  0-10

                                                                   free colored female                  0-10"

 

Betsy Goins, free colored, was listed as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Calasieu Parish, page 76.  The family was enumerated as:

 

          "Goins, Betsy                         free colored female                            36-55

                                                          free colored female                            24-36"

 

Stephen Goins, free colored, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Calasieu Parish, page 76.  The family was enumerated as:

 

          "Goins, Stephen                               free colored male                     36-55

                                                                   free colored female                   24-36

                                                                   free colored male                     10-24

                                                                   free colored female                    0-10

                                                                   free colored female                    0-10

                                                                   free colored female                    0-10

                                                                   free colored female                    0-10

                                                                   free colored male                       0-10"

 

"Stephen Goin of South Carolina" had been married November 17, 1826 to Edith Perkins "of Opelousas," according to "Southwest Louisiana Records" by Rev. Donald J. Hebert. 

 

Children born to Stephen Goins and Edith Perkins Goins are unknown.

 

CATAHOULA PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

Levinnie Goins and Vinny Goins, sisters, were both married to Edmond Howard who was born December 28, 1818 in Catahoula Parish.  He is regarded as the son of John Howard, born in 1790 in Catahoula Parish and Keziah Vorner Howard, also born there in 1802.  They were married there in 1816.

 

Edmond Howard's first born son was named John S. Howard.

 


 

CLAIBORNE PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

William Goans was born about 1839 in Tennessee of parents unknown.  He was married in 1866 to Mrs. Martha Ann Fincher Almond in Claiborne Parish as her second husband, according to E. W. Wise, a descendant of Sulphur, Louisiana. 

 

Martha Ann Fincher was born July 6, 1838 in Union County, South Carolina, according to "Fincher in the U.S.A. 1683-1900" by Evelyn Davis Fincher and Ann Wilson Fincher.  She was married in Claiborne Parish in 1858 to Asa W. Almond, according to "Almond Genealogy."  Two children were born to them before his death, probably in the Civil War. 

 

"William Goings" was listed as the head of a household enumerated in the 1880 census of Claiborne Parish, Household No. 248-249:

 

          "Goings,                       William               41, born in TN, father born in

                                                                                   TN, mother born in TN,

                                                                                   farmer

                                                Martha                43, born in SC, father born in

                                                                                   SC, mother born in SC,

                                                                                   wife

          Allmon,                         Mary                  14, born in LA, father born in

                                                                                  GA, mother born in SC,

                                                                                  step-daughter

          Goings,                       Thomas                12, born in LA, father born in

                                                                                  TN, mother born in SC,

                                                                                  step-son

                                              Lizzie                   11, born in LA, father born in

                                                                                  TN, mother born in SC

                                                                                  step-daughter

                                                James                   9, born in LA, father born in

                                                                                 TN, mother born in SC

                                                                                 step-son

                                                Lucy                    8, born in LA, father born in

                                                                                 TN, mother born in SC,

                                                                                  step-daughter

                                                 Alin                     6, born in LA

          Blackmon, Liz [Lucy?]                          65, born in SC, father born in

                                                                                 SC, mother born in SC, aunt"

 

"Martha A. Goans" Claiborne Parish, wrote her will October 1, 1903.  Martha Ann Fincher Almond Goans, a widow died July 4, 1914.

 

Included in her estate was 77.5 acres of land described in Claiborne Parish Deed Book K, page 118.  The land had a $775 value according to Claiborne Parish Probate File No. 1547.

 

A daughter of "Martha Ann Goins," possibly 18-year-old Martha Almond, was married about 1884 to Drury M. Fincher.  He was born April 21, 1848 in Claiborne Parish.  Two children, Edward Thomas Fincher and Joseph M. Fincher, were born to them, according to "Fincher in the U.S.A. 1683-1900."

 

Children born to William Goans and Martha Ann Fincher Almond Goans include:

 

          Thomas Goans                                                    born about 1868

          Lizzie Goans                                                       born about 1869

          James Preston Goans                                          born about 1871

          Lucy Goans                                                         born about 1872

          Alice Goans                                                         born about 1881

          Lula Goans                                                          born about 1883

          Lizzie Goans                                                       born about 1886

 

Thomas Goans, son of William Goans and Martha Ann Fincher Almond Goans, was born in Claiborne County about 1868.  He appeared as a 12-year-old in the 1880 census of his father's household.  He was a resident of Minden, Louisiana at the time his mother's will was probated.

 

Lizzie Goans, daughter of William Goans and Martha Ann Fincher Almond Goans, was born in Claiborne County about 1869.  She was married about 1889, husband's name Powell.  They continued in Claiborne Parish in 1919 when her mother's probate was completed.

 

James Preston Goans, son of William Goans and Martha Ann Fincher Almond Goans, was born about 1871 in Claiborne Parish.  He appeared there as a nine-year-old "step-son" in the 1880 census.  He was married about 1900 to Ola Mae Sadler.

 

James Preston Goans appeared in the legal records of Hunt County, Texas on June 23, 1906 when he joined J. B. Goans of Greenville, Texas in receiving a warranty deed from Planters Compress to a lot and buildings, believed to be a cotton gin plant in Wolfe City, Texas, according to Hunt County Deed Book 144, page 229 and 300.  "J. P. Goans" and others received a warranty deed from W. N. Smith to 32 acres January 14, 1907, according to Hunt County Deed Book 149, page 369.

 

James Preston Goans received a warranty deed to a lot from W. P. Maloney October 20, 1908, according to Hunt County Deed Book 156, page 147.  James Preston Goans and others received a release from Whatley & Phillips on property purchased in Hunt County on February 25, 1909, according to Hunt County Deed Book 166, page 411.  He received a warranty deed from R. H. Whatley January 2, 1913 to 145 acres of land, according to Hunt County Deed Book 199, page 168.

 

Ola Mae Saddler Goans received a deed to Fannin County property from C. S. Forehand, according to Fannin County Deed Book 196, page 234.  James Preston Goans received deed from E. A. Hopkins December 9, 1915, according to Hunt County Deed Book 212, page 680.  He received a warranty deed to a lot in Wolfe City April 13, 1917, according to Hunt County Deed Book 220, page 109.  He also received a warranty deed from J. J. Carter to a lot in Wolfe City August 6, 1917, according to Hunt County Deed Book 245, page 589.

 

James Preston Goans and others received a deed from D. V. Hill and G. T. Armstrong, according to Fannin County, Texas Deed Book 124, page 172 and 173.  James Preston Goans and others gave a lease contract to Wolfe City Oil & Gas Company, according to Fannin County Deed Book 142, page 538.  James Preston Goans and Ola Mae Saddler Goans gave a deed to J. M. Gilmer, according to Fannin County Deed Book 145, page 263.

 

James Preston Goans died in Baylor Hospital, Dallas, Texas, January 28, 1923, according to Hunt County Probate Files 2556 and 2581.  Ola Mae Saddler Goans was appointed by the court as administratrix of the estate valued at $19,771.70.  The estate consisted of half interest in two gins, and real estate, including 40 acres of land in Jones County, Texas and livestock.

 

Children born to James Preston Goans and Ola Mae Saddler Goans include:

 

          William Alvis Goans              born in 1902

          Maggie Goans                         born in 1904

          James Memory Goans            born June 26, 1906

          Lucille Goans                         born in 1909

          Ernest Weldon Goans            born March 16, 1911

          Ola Mae Goans                      born September 11, 1913

 

All of the children lived in Wolfe City at the time of the death of James Preston Goans.

 

William Alvis Goans was married to Ruby Clayton Decem­ber 16, 1923, according to Hunt County Mar­riage Book W, page 103.  A daughter was born to them March 23, 1925, but died at birth, according to Hunt County Birth Book 3, page 99.  The child was buried in IOOF Cemetery.

 

William Alvis Goans and Ruby Clayton Goans gave a deed to J. C. Clark on March 12, 1941 for property in Fannin County, Texas, according to a Fannin County Deed Book 243, page 718.  William Alvis Goans and Ruby Clayton Goans signed a partition deed, according to Fannin County Deed Book 200, page 393.

 

Ola Mae Goans, daughter of James Preston Goans and Ola Mae Saddler Goans, was born September 11, 1913, according to Fannin County Probate Birth Book 45, Certificate No. 14234.  She was living in Wolfe City in 1923 at the time of the death of her father.  Ola Mae Goans was married May 23, 1942 to W. R. Russell, according to Smith County, Texas Marriage Book 39, page 339.

 

Lucy Goans, daughter of William Goans and Martha Ann Fincher Almond Goans, was born in Claiborne County about 1872.  She appeared as an eight-year-old in the 1870 census of her parents' household.  It is believed that she was married about 1890 to W. W. Bridwell.  In April 1919 they continued in Claiborne Parish.

 

Alice Goans, daughter of William Goans and Martha Ann Fincher Almond Goans, was born in Claiborne County about 1881.  She was married about 1900, husband's name Rogers.  She was living nearby where her mother's probate was com­pleted in 1919.

 

Lula Goans, daughter of William Goans and Martha Ann Fincher Almond Goans, was born in Claiborne County about 1883 in Claiborne Parish.  She was married about 1901, hus­band's name Lee.  She was deceased before April 1919, ac­cording to her mother's probate.  Children born to Lula Goans Lee include Ida Lee Myers, Carrie Lee, Frank Lee, Nettie Lee, Minnie Lee.  All lived in Coushatto, Louisiana.

 

Lizzie Goans, daughter of William Goans and Martha Ann Fincher Almond Goans, was born in Claiborne County about 1886.

 

CONCORDIA PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

A photo of Samuel Goings of Ferriday, Louisiana, age 97, appeared in the August 27, 1997 edition of "The Concordia Sentinel."  Goings, a former log cutter, was pictured seated in his boat fishing in Cocodrie Bayou.  He retired in his mid-60s after being bitten by a rattlesnake.  The widower was the father of six sons and five daughters.

                                             ==O==

James H. Gowen was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1810 census Corcordia Parish, page 153, consisting of:

 

          "Gowen, James H.                          white male             26-45

                                                                   white female         16-26

                                                                   white male            26-45

                                                                   white male            16-26

                                                                   white male            16-26

                                                                   white male            16-26

                                                                   white male            16-26"

                                               ==O==

David Goynne filed suit against Hatton Middleton in the Parish Court of Concordia, Orleans Territory May 28, 1812.  He was awarded damages of $126.63 on June 12, 1812.  Court costs of $26.125 were assessed Middleton additionally, according to "Friends of Genealogy Journal," Volume 1, No. 3.

 

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

Alice J. Gowan, a teacher at Merrydale Elementry School, lived at 7808 Van Gogh Avenue, according to the 1974 city directory.

                                        ==O==

Earl J. Gowan, a mechanic for Clovis Hendry, Inc, lived at 1120 Plank, according to the 1974 city direc­tory of Baton Rouge.

 

Albert E, Gowen, retired and his wife Mildred T. Gowen lived at 662 Francis Harriet Drive, Baton Rouge, according to the 1974 city directory.

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Santiago McGowan was married in 1802 to Ruthy Plunket in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, according to East Baton Rouge Parish marriage records.  Children born to Santiago McGowan and Ruth Plunket Gowan are unknown.

 

EAST FELICIANA PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

A. J. Going, believed to be Andrew Jackson Going, was born in 1820 in Kentucky of parents unknown.  He is identified as a brother to Aaron Going of Natchez, Mississippi and St. Landry Parish Louisiana and Emily Going Aldrich Balance of Fayette County, Mississippi and Natchez, Mississippi.

 

A. J. Going was married about 1852, wife's name E. D. [believed to be Edith D.] Going, probably in Clinton, East Feliciana Parish.  Mrs. E. D. Going was a native of Louisiana.

 

The household of A. J. Going was enumerated in the 1880 census of East Feliciana Parish, Enumeration Distrist 114, page 30, Ward 5 as:

 

          "Going,                A. J.            60, born in Kentucky

                                       E. D.           46, born in LA

                                       E. C.           23, born in LA, son

                                       Euginia      21, born in LA, daughter-in-law

                                       T. H.           18, born in LA, son

                                       H. K.           13, born in LA

                                       F. E.              8, born in LA, daughter

                                       Annie            6, born in LA, daughter

                                       Emma           3, born in LA"

 

It is believed children born to A. J. Going and Mrs. E. D. Going include:

 

          Oliver Pearse Going                                                born in 1854

          E. C. Going                                                              born in 1857

          T. H. Going                                                              born in 1862

          H. K. Going                                                              born in 1867

          F. E. Going                                                               born in 1872

          Annie Going                                                             born in 1874

          Emma Going                                                            born in 1877

 

Oliver Pearse Going, son of A. J. Going and E. D. Going, was born in 1854 at Clinton, Louisiana.  Following his education at Clinton he entered training for dentistry, possibly at Jackson.  He was married about 1876 to Mary Elizabeth Ball Philson, who was born at Jackson, Mississippi, August 19, 1854.  She was the daughter of Rev. James Philson, who was born in Ire­land, and Elizabeth Bayard Lewis Philson, who was born in New York City.  Dr. Oliver Pearse Going and Mary Elizabeth Ball Philson Going continued to live in Mississippi until about 1879.

 

The household of Oliver Pearse Going and Mary Elizabeth Ball Philson Going appeared in the 1880 census of East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, Enumeration Dis­trict 109, page 25, Ward 1 as:

 

          "Going,                Oliver P.              26, born in LA

                                       Lizzie                   26, born in Mississippi

                                       Edie                        3, born in Mississippi, daughter

                                       Andrew J.               1, born in Mississippi, son"

 

It is believed that Dr. Oliver Pearse Going removed to Clinton, shortly before the 1880 census was taken where his family continued to reside.

 

By April, 1890 Dr. Oliver Pearse Going and Mary Elizabeth Ball Philson Going had removed to Franklin, Louisiana, in St. Mary Parish, about 60 miles west of New Orleans, where he practiced dentistry.  He continued in his profession there at least until 1896, the date of the birth of his eighth child.

 

Mary Elizabeth Ball Philson Going appeared as a widow in the 1921 city directory of Port Arthur, Texas living at 940 6th Street.  She had possibly been influenced by her son, Louis Ba­yard Going who had been attracted there by the develop­ment of the oil industry on the Texas coast.  In the 1925 city directory of Port Arthur, Mary Elizabeth Ball Philson Going was listed at 1835-15th Street.

 

On October 20, 1927 Mary Elizabeth Ball Philson Going gave an affidavit to the public regarding the children of P. D. Roussel and Marie Roussel as recorded in Jefferson County Texas Deed Book 298, page 379.

 

In 1927 and 1929 Mary Elizabeth Ball Philson Going lived at 1026 8th Street, according to the Port Arthur city directory.  From 1931 through 1936 she lived at 744 Atlanta Avenue, the address of her son, Harry Philson Going.

 

Mary Elizabeth Ball Philson Going died February 24, 1937, at the age 82, of influenza, according to Jefferson County, Texas Death Certificate No. 2787.  Her body was returned to Franklin, Louisiana for burial, presumably beside the grave of her hus­band who had preceded her in death.

 

Children born to Dr. Oliver Pearse Going and Mary Elizabeth Ball Philson Going include:

 

          Edith D. "Edie" Going                                               born 1877

          Andrew J. Going                                                         born 1879

            [child]                                                                        born about 1881

            [child]                                                                        born about 1883

            [child]                                                                        born about 1885

          Florence Eulalie Going                                              born April 19, 1890

          Louis Bayard Going                                                   born January 31, 1893

          Harry Philson Going                                                  born March 9, 1896

 

Edith D. "Edie" Going, daughter of Dr. Oliver Pearse Going and Mary Elizabeth Ball Philson Going, was born in 1877,probably at Jackson, Mississippi.  She believed to be a namesake of her grandmother E. D. Going.  She appeared in the 1880 census of East Feliciana Parish, as a three-year-old living in her father's household in Clinton.  It is believed that she was married about 1897 to A. G. Reeves probably in Franklin, St. Mary Parish, where she later lived.

 

Edith D. "Edie" Going Reeves, 324 Liberty, Port Arthur, Texas was the informant who assisted her sister, Florence Eulalie Going and her brother, Harry Philson Going, get birth certificates, according to Jefferson County Birth Book 16, page 279 and 280.  On April 8, 1957 she made an affidavit to assist her brother, Louis Bayard Going, to get a birth cer­tificate, according to Jefferson County Birth Book 25, page 113.  She was a resident of Jefferson County at that time.

 

Andrew J. Going, son of Dr. Oliver Pearse Going and Mary Elizabeth Ball Philson Going, was born in 1879 in Mississippi, probably Jackson.  He is believed to be a namesake of his grandfather, A. J. Going.  Andrew J. Going appeared as a one-year-old in the household of his father in the 1880 census of East Feliciana Parish.  It is believed that he was reared in Clin­ton.

 

Three other children, names unknown, were born to Dr. Oliver Pearse Going and Mary Elizabeth Ball Philson Going between 1880 and 1890.

 

Florence Eulalie Going, daughter of Dr. Oliver Pearse Going and Mary Elizabeth Ball Philson Going, was born at Franklin, St. Mary Parish, April 19, 1890, according to Jefferson County Birth Book 16, page 280.

 

She was listed in the 1921 city directory of Port Arthur, living in the home of her mother at 940 6th Avenue.  She was shown as a clerk for Gulf Oil Company in the Port Arthur city directory from 1925 through 1952.  In 1927 and 1929 she lived at 1026 8th Avenue with her mother.  In 1931 she moved to 744 Atlanta Avenue, the home of her brother, Harry Philson Going, and lived there through 1952.  She did not marry.  Florence Eulalie Going, retired, lived at 3822 4th Street, Port Arthur in 1974, according to the Port Arthur city directory.

 

Louis Bayard Going, a namesake of his maternal grand­mother, son of Dr. Oliver Pearse Going and Mary Elizabeth Ball Philson Going, was born January 31, 1893 at Franklin, St. Mary Parish, according to Jefferson County, Texas Birth Book 25, page 113.  In 1918 and 1920 he appeared as a timekeeper for Gulf Refining Company, rooming at 2009-6th Street, according to the Port Arthur, city directory.  In 1921 he gave 940 6th Street as his address, the location of his mother in subsequent editions.

 

He appeared as a clerk and later as paymaster for Gulf Oil Company in each edition of the Port Arthur city directory from 1925 through 1952.

 

Louis Bayard Going was married about 1922 to Gladys Holli­field.  From 1925 through 1936 they lived at 1835 15th Street, Port Arthur.  From 1936 through 1952 they lived at 2900 7th Street, according to the city directory.

 

Gladys Hollifield Going received a deed from Hol­land Texas Hypotheek Bank of Amsterdam, Holland, to a lot in Port Arthur for $550, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 238, page 68.  The deed was dated February 21, 1924.

 

Gladys Hollifield Going gave a deed to Mrs. L. B. Saunders, her aunt of Harris County, Texas, to a lot in Magnolia Cemetery December 3, 1925, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 272, page 581.

 

She and Louis Bayard Going received a deed from Holland Texas Hypotheek Bank February 15, 1936 to a lot in Port Arthur, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 412, page 609.

 

They sold a lot to Mrs. V. Jackson November 14, 1940, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 486, page 38.

 

In 1943 Gladys Hollifield Going was chief clerk of the Port Arthur rationing board, according to the city directory.

 

On August 22, 1944 Lewis Bayard Going gave affidavit of heirship to H. H. Smith, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 560, page 8.

 

Louis Bayard Going died of a coronary occlusion October 7, 1958 at Port Arthur at age 65, according to Jefferson County Death Certificate No. 35000.  He was paymaster for Gulf Oil Corporation at that time and had been a resident of Port Arthur for 44 years.  He was buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

 

Gladys Hollifield Going in 1974 was a payroll clerk for Home Laundry and lived at 2900 7th Street, according to the 1974 city directory.

 

Children born to Louis Bayard Going and Gladys Hollifield Going include:

 

          Lenora Elizabeth Going                   born August 29, 1924

 

Lenora Elizabeth Going, daughter of Louis Bayard Going and Gladys Hollifield Going was born August 29, 1924 at Port Arthur.  She was listed in the 1945, 1947, 1948 and 1949 edi­tions of the city directory of Port Arthur living at 2900 7th Street, the address of her parents.  In 1945 she was shown as a student and from 1947 through 1949 she was shown as a teacher.

 

Harry Philson Going, son of Dr. Oliver Pearse Going and Mary Elizabeth Ball Philson Going, was born March 9, 1896 at Franklin, according to Jefferson County Birth Book 16, page 279.

 

In 1920 and 1921 he was listed as a helper at Gulf Re­fining Company, rooming at 719 5th Street, according to the Port Arthur city directory.  In 1921 he gave 940 6th Street his ad­dress, the location of his mother in subsequent directories.

 

Harry Philson Going was married to Camilla Fay Irvine in 1923, according to Jefferson County Marriage Book 23, page 333.  They made their home at 722 Atlanta Avenue, Port Arthur, ac­cording to the city directory.  He was listed as a machinist.  Camilla Fay Irvine Going died of breast cancer November 26, 1927 at Port Arthur, according to Jefferson County death records.

 

About 1931 Mary Elizabeth Ball Philson Going and Florence Eulalie Going moved to live with Harry Philson Going and his two daughters at 744 Atlanta Avenue.  Harry Philson Going continued to live at 744 Atlanta Avenue through 1952 and continued as a machinist and pipefitter for Gulf Oil Cor­poration.

 

Harry Philson Going died October 2, 1954 at Port Arthur of a coronary occlusion at age 58, according to Jefferson County Death Book 28321.  He had lived at Port Arthur for 37 years as a machinist for Gulf Oil Corporation.  He was buried in Magnolia Cemetery.

 

He left an estate valued at $19,066.94 to his two daughters, ac­cording to Jefferson County Probate File No. 14928.  Mavis Fay Going was named administrator.

 

Children born to Harry Philson Going and Camilla Fay Go­ing include:

 

          Mavis Fay Going                                      born August 5, 1923

          Mary Francis Going                                 born April 15, 1925

 

Mavis Fay Going, daughter of Harry Philson Going and Camilla Fay Irvine Going, was born August 5, 1923 at Port Arthur, according to Jefferson County Birth Book 21302.  Mavis Fay Going and her sister, Mary Francis Going, received a deed from their grandmother, Mrs. Fannie Irvine, a feme sole, a deed to a lot in Port Arthur, January 25, 1934, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 383, page 463.

 

In 1940 Mavis Fay Going was listed as the secretary of the Order of Rainbow Girls living at her father's home 744 Atlanta Avenue, according to the city directory.  In 1941 she was listed as a student.  From 1943 through 1952 she was shown as an employee of Gulf Oil Corporation continuing to live at 744 Atlanta Avenue.  In 1974 Mavis Fay Going, a stenographer for Gulf Oil Company, lived at 3822 4th Street, Port Arthur, according to the city directory.

 

Mary Francis, daughter of Harry Philson Going and Camilla Fay Irvine Going, was born April 15, 1925 at Port Arthur, ac­cording to Jefferson County birth records.

 

In 1943 she was listed in the Port Arthur city directory as a stenographer at Port Arthur College, living at 744 Atlanta Av­enue in her father's household.  From 1945 through 1948 she was employed by Port Arthur Abstract Company as a stenographer and abstractor, still living at her father's address.  From 1949 through 1952 the city directory listed her as a student living at her father's household.  She was a notary public in Jefferson County in 1947.

 

E. C. Going, son of A. J. Going and E. D. Going, was born in Louisiana in 1857.  He was married about 1879, wife's name Euginia.  E. C. Going and Euginia Going appeared in the household of his father in the 1880 census of East Feliciana Parish as:

 

          "Going,                         E. C.           23, born in LA, son

                                                Euginia     21, born in LA, daughter-in-law"

 

T. H. Going, son of A. J. Going and E. D. Going, was born in Louisiana in 1862.  He appeared as an 18-year-old in the household of his father in the 1880 census of East Feliciana Parish.

 

H. K. Going, son of A. J. Going and E. D. Going, was born in Louisiana in 1867.  He appeared as a 13 year-old in the house­hold of his father in the 1880 census of East Feliciana Parish.  Of H. K. Going and descendents nothing more is known.

 

F. E. Going, daughter of A. J. Going and E. D. Going, was born in 1872 in Louisiana.  She appeared as a eight-year-old in the household of her father in the 1880 census of East Fe­liciana Parish.

 

Annie Going, daughter of A. J. Going and E. D. Going, was born in 1874 in Louisiana.  She appeared as a six-year-old in the household of her father in the 1880 census of East Feliciana Parish.

 

Emma Going, daughter of A. J. Going and E. D. Going, was born in 1877 in Louisiana.  She appeared as a three-year-old in the household of her father in the 1880 census of East Feliciana Parish.

 

FELICIANA PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

On October 1, 1995, Carroll Heard Goyne, Jr, Foundation Editorial Boardmember of Shreveport, Louisiana wrote:

 

"Feliciana Parish was once part of the West Florida Terri-tory‑‑that area from the Mississippi River to Perdido Bay, bounded on the north by the 31st parallel and on the south [roughly] by Bayou Manchac, Lake Maurepas, Lake Pontcha-train and the Gulf of Mexico.  It was often called the District of Feliciana.  This territory remained under Spanish control even after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, and included Baton Rouge.  The citizens of West Florida, tiring of Spanish rule, organized themselves and descended in force upon Baton Rouge, capturing the Spanish garrison on September 23, 1810.  They raised the original Lone Star Flag [later carried to Texas] and established the Republic of West Florida, installed their own government, and elected a president.  After the Republic of West Florida was founded, it took the United States only 74 days to take the republic into its possession.

 

The Republic of West Florida became the County of Feliciana.  It was subsequently called Parish of Feliciana County, and later divided into several parishes as follows: Feliciana, East Baton Rouge, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Biloxi and Pascagou-la.  When the Louisiana Territory was annexed as a state in 1812, the four westernmost parishes were retained in Louisi-ana.  Feliciana existed as a parish from 1812 to 1824, when it was divided into East and West Feliciana Parishes.  Its original bounds were: on the north, the 31st parallel; on the south, the East Eaton Rouge Parish line; on the east, the Amite River, and on the west, the Mississippi River.  In 1824 East and West Feliciana were divided at Thompson's Creek.

 

The early American settlers who arrived in Feliciana Parish discovered that the area was still under Spanish rule, and only Catholic churches were allowed.  The nearest churches of their Baptist faith were in Amite County, Mississippi.  They attend-ed these Mississippi churches until Louisiana became a state in 1812.  After that, they established Baptist churches nearer their homes.  Two of the Amite County churches having Goynes [various spellings] as members were Jerusalem Baptist Church and Ebenezer Baptist Church.  The Louisiana members at Ebe-nezer Church withdrew in 1813 to form Hephzibah Baptist Church in Feliciana Parish." 

                                             ==O==

James W. Gowen was referred to as a resident of Black Creek, New Feliciana Parish in a power of attorney document dated March 31, 1804, according to "Spanish West Florida Records," Vol. 11.

 

JACKSON PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

LAFAYETTE PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

LINCOLN PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

James Thomas Goins was born in Georgia in 1858.  He was married about 1882 to Carrie Lou Thompson who was born in Georgia 1865.  In 1895 James Thomas Goins, a farmer and Carrie Lou Thompson Goins lived near Ruston, Louisiana.  Carrie Lou Thompson Goins died October 14, 1941 and was buried in Douglas Cemetery at Ruston.

 

Children born to James Thomas Goins and Carrie Lou Thomp­son include:

 

                    Nolan Goins                                          born November 23, 1889

                    Orrin Lazzare Goins                             born March 11, 1895

 

Nolan Goins, son of James Thomas Goins and Carrie Lou Thompson Goins, was born November 23, 1889 at Ruston.  He was married about 1910 to Rilla Cheatwood.  Nolan Goins died January 9, 1924 and was buried in Douglas Cemetery near Ruston.  Rilla Cheatwood Goins died June 13, 1965 and buried in Douglas Cemetery.

 

Children born to Nolan Goins and Rilla Cheatwood Goins in­clude:

 

          James Madison Goins                                      born May 23, 1915

 

James Madison Goins, son of Nolan Goins and Rilla Cheat­wood Goins, was born May 23, 1915 at Ruston.  He died four months later September 17, 1915 and was buried in Douglas Cemetery.

 

Orrin Lazzare Goins, seventh child of James Thomas Goins and Carrie Lou Thompson Goins, was born March 11, 1895 at Ruston, according to Hutchinson County, Texas Probate Birth Certificate 14389.  He died October 2, 1957 in Hutchinson County, Texas, according to BVS 5596.

                                             ==O==

Leola Goins was married to T. O. Robinson on September 28, 1898 in Lincoln County according to Louisiana marriage records.

                                             ==O==

Marcus Ed Goins was born in 1887.  He was married about 1910 to Eva Murlee Hancock who was also born in 1887.  She was a daughter of Thomas Jefferson Hancock and Sophronia Eldarto Stribling Hancock.  Children born to Marcus Ed Goins and Eva Murlee Hancock Goins are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Myrtle Goins Thigpen and her husband Andrew J. Thigpen were residents of Ruston, Louisiana in October 1913.

                                             ==O==

Bell Goynes married Jack Reynolds on October 19, 1899 in Lincoln County, according to Louisiana marriage records.

                                             ==O==

Millie Goynes married George Cullins on December 12, 1899 in Lincoln County, according to Louisiana marriage records.

 

 

 

LIVINGSTON PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

E. J. Goings appeared as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Livingston Parish, Enumeration District 43, page 6, Ward 5:

 

          "Goings,                E. J.           40, born in LA

                                        Mary          35, born in LA

                                        Mary E.     13, born in LA

                                        George        6, born in LA

                                         E. J, Jr.       2, born in LA

          Marsh                    John           20, born in LA, brother-in-law

                                        Eujeane      23, born in LA, sister-in-law"

 

Erasmus Goins appeared as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Livingston Parish, Enumeration District 137, page 19, Ward 4:

 

          "Goins,                Erasmus             45, born in Mississippi

                                       Martha                23, born in LA, wife

                                       George W.            3, born in LA

                                                              10/12 born in LA"

 

MOREHOUSE PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

Hiram D. Goen appeared as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Morehouse Parish, Enumeration District 54, page 27, Ward 4:

 

          "Goen,          Hiram D.           34, born in Alabama

                                Maranda            37, born in Mississippi

                                William R.          9, born in Arkansas

                                John E.                7, born in Arkansas

                                July A.                 3, born in Arkansas"

 

NATCHITOCHES PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

W. P. Goings was a charter member of the Kisatchie Masonic Lodge No. 156, F. & A. M, February 12, 1858, according to "History of Sabine Parish, Louisiana," by John G. Belisle.  Later the lodge was moved to Mill Creek, Louisiana in Sabine Parish.

                                             ==O==

Eli Goins patented 80.28 acres May 20, 1905 in Natchitoches Parish, according to public land records, Volume 1580, page 193.  The property was described as “the west half of the southwest quarter of Section 12, Township 4 North, Range 9 West.”

 

ORLEANS PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

Nicholas Gawan was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Orleans Parish, Enumeration District 67, page 61 in the city of New Orleans as:

 

          "Gawan,              Nicholas     40, born in Canada

                                       Mary A.      28, born in LA

                                       Charles       12, born in LA

                                       Marcy           8, born in LA, daughter

                                       Alice            4, born in LA

                                       Hel              2, born in LA"

                                             ==O==

Anthony Goane, native of Germany, was enumerated March 10, 1850 as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Orleans Parish, page 180, 2nd Municipal District, 3rd Ward:

 

          "Goane,               Anthony               35, born in Germany, woodyard

                                       [Mrs.]                  34, born in Germany, wife

                                       Josephine              8, attending school

                                       Cath                       4,

                                       Bossilt                   2, female

          Goane,                 Fouldine              32, born in Germany, laborer

                                             ==O==

Mathurin Goine was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1810 census of Orleans Parish, page 256:

 

          "Goine, Mathurin                          other free male              over 45

                                                                   one slave"

                                             ==O==

Allen Goins, driver, was listed in the 1890 city directory of New Orleans.  His residence was listed as “Palmyra, south-west corner of Dupre.”  Allen A. Goins reappeared in the 1891 directory living at 170 Palmyra.

                                             ==O==

Amanda Goins, “widow of Thomas Goins,” lived at 288 S. Poydras in 1890, according to the New Orleans city directory.

                                             ==O==

Benjamin H. Goins, an “assistant bartender employed by Mrs. C. Elchinger” lived at 202 Burgundy in 1890, according to the New Orleans city directory.

 

James Goins, a barber, also lived at 202 Burgundy, according to the 1890 city directory.  In 1891, James Goins, barber, lived “at Dumaine, corner of N. Galvez” and worked at “75 N. Peters, 2nd district.”

                                             ==O==

Keziah Goins, a laborer, lived at 168 S. Liberty, according to the 1890 city directory of New Orleans.

                                             ==O==

Louis Goins, a driver, lived at 189 Laurel in 1890, according to the New Orleans city directory.

                                             ==O==

Agnes Steel Gowan, “widow of James Gowan” a notions merchant lived at 358 S. Franklin, according to the 1890 and 1891 editions of the New Orleans city directory.  Agnes Steel Gowan [Mrs. James Gowan] died June 26, 1901, according to the June 27, 1901 edition of "The New Orleans Times-Picayune."

 

In 1890 the city of New Orleans had a population of 100,000.

 

Possible children of James Gowan and Agnes Steel Gowan include:

 

          William R. Gowan                                              born about 1860

 

William R. Gowan, regarded as the son of James Gowan and Agnes Steel Gowan, was born about 1860.  He appeared in the 1890 city directory of New Orleans as a “laborer” living at 358 South Franklin, the address of his mother.  In 1891 he was shown as a “molder” living at the same address.

 

“W. R. Gowan, former construction engineer employed in building the Panama Canal," died August 5, 1934, according to the "New Orleans Times-Picayune" in its August 6, 1934 edition.

                                             ==O==

Henry Gowan, a laborer, lived “on the West side of Marais, between Clouet and Feliciana,” according to the 1890 city directory of New Orleans.

                                             ==O==

John Gowan, age 53, died March 16, 1885, according to the "New Orleans Daily Picayune."

                                             ==O==

Zachariah K. Gowan, a teacher, lived at 168 Melpomene Avenue, according to the 1891 city directory of New Orleans.

                                             ==O==

Margaret Funston Gowen, age 25, died September 9, 1852, according to the "New Orleans Daily Picayune" edition of September 11, 1852.

                                               ==O==

Thomas Gowen, age 28, died September 13, 1870 in New Orleans, according to "Tag Deutsch Zeitung" in its September 16, 1870 edition.

                                             ==O==

George Gowens died August 11, 1865 in New Orleans, according to the "New Orleans Daily Picayune."

                                             ==O==

Three families of interest to Gowen chroniclers appeared in the 1840 census of Orleans Parish.  All were located "outside of the city of New Orleans."

 

Louis Guyon was enumerated as the head of a household page 249, which appeared as:

 

          "Guyon, Louis                                          white male            50-60

                                                                             white female         30-40

                                                                             white female         20-30

                                                                             white female         20-30

                                                                             white male            15-20

                                                                             white male            15-20

                                                                             white female        10-15

                                                                             white female        10-15

                                                                             white male             5-10

                                                                             white male             5-10

                                                                             white female          0-5

                                                                             white male            0-5"

 

Alfred Guyon appeared as the head of a household, in Or­leans Parish, page 195 which was enumerated as:

 

          "Guyon,           Alfred                     white male                      30-40

                                                                   white female                  10-15

                                                                   white female                    5-10

                                                                   white male                        0-5

                                                                   white female                    0-5"

 

Louis Goyan appeared as the head of the household in the 1840 census of Orleans Parish, page 229, was enumerated as:

 

          "Goyan,     Louis                             white male                     20-30

                                                                   white female                  15-20

                                                                   white female                    0-5"

                                             ==O==

Gowan Harris, a laborer, was listed in the 1890 city directory of New Orleans living on “Annunciation, south-east corner of Soriat.”  In 1891 he was living “on the north side of Coliseum between Dufossat and Bellecastle.”

 

OUACHITA PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

George Waldon Goings was born June 31, [sic] 1910 in Oua­chita Parish, according to Texas BVS File No. 640618.  It is believed that the certificate was filed in Harris County, Texas.

 

George Waldon Goings and his wife, Ora Lee Goings gave a deed to Richard H. Howell III August 21, 1961 to a lot in Beaumont, Texas, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 1317, page 102.

 

George Waldon Goings and Ora Lee Goings, of Harris County, gave a deed to Schlesinger's Home October 19, 1965 to a lot in Beaumont, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 1444, page 294.

 

Ora Lee Goins who was born November 5, 1910, died August 13, 1975 and was buried in Rosewood Cemetery in Humble, Texas.  George Waldon Goings who was born August 31, 1910, died January 28, 1981 and was buried beside his wife

                                        ==O==

Henry Goings was married to Maria Bry February 26, 1872, according to Ouachita Parish marriage records.  Of Henry Goings and Maria Bry Goings nothing more is known.

                                        ==O==

Sarah Goings was married to Solomon Barrington July 9, 1869, according to Ouachita Parish Marriage Book C, page 200.

                                        ==O==

Coleman Louis Gowan was married to Nannie Lee Madison January 15, 1965, according to Ouachita Parish Marriage Book 74, page 372.  Of Coleman Louis Gowan and Nannie Lee Madison Gowan nothing more is known.

                                        ==O==

Eber Charles Gowan sold a lot to Evelyn Kinnison Blackman in 1969, according to Ouachita Parish Deed Book 922, page 275.

                                        ==O==

Gary Lowe Gowan was married to Betty Jean Stevens March 4, 1969, according to Ouachita Parish Marriage Book 80, page 376.  Of Gary Lowe Gowan and Betty Jean Stevens Gowan noth­ing more is known.

                                        ==O==

Calva P. Gowins was a resident of Monroe, Louisiana living at 210 South Grand, according to the 1971 telephone directory.

                                        ==O==

Herbert Barrow Gowins was married to Lois Helen Kennedy January 16, 1941, according to Ouachita Parish Marriage Book 48, page 186.  Of Herbert Barrow Gowins and Lois Helen Kennedy Gowins nothing more is known.

                                               ==O==

Alexander Goyen/Goyer filed on land in the District of Oua­chita, Louisiana on January 1, 1836 and again on Mar. 10, 1837, according to "Entry Book East, District of Ouachita, Louisiana."  Alexander Goyen/Goyer [age 50‑60] was enumerated in the 1840 United States Census of Union Parish, Louisiana.  Union Parish was formed from Ouachita Parish in 1839.  On October 8, 1842, Alexander Goyen/Goyer sold his land in Union Parish, according to Union Parish Conveyance Book A, page 233.

 

RAPIDES PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

Annestine Goins was born January 23, 1835 in Louisiana, according to Doris Webb Dunn, a descendant of Galveston, Texas.  She wrote October 8, 1995 that Annestine Goins [or Goiner] was married about 1855 to Absalom Perkins who was born in Rapides Parish July 10, 1833. 

 

Later they removed to Red River County, Texas.  Absalom Perkins was remarried there to Susan Goodman October 9, 1875, according to the county marriage records.  He died January 26, 1886.  "He was shot and killed while raising a house with friends on his property," according to the January 29, 1886 edition of the "Clarksville Standard." 

 

Children born to Absalom Perkins and Annestine Goins Perkins include:

 

          Texana Bell Perkins                                                       born about 1857

 

Texana Bell Perkins, daughter of Absalom Perkins and Annestine Goins [Goiner?], was born about 1857, probably in Louisiana.  She was married about 1875 to William Duty.  Doris Webb Dunn obtained a copy of the death certificate of Texana Bell Duty.

                                               ==O==

Fanny Goins, free colored, was the only person of interest to Gowen chroniclers who appeared as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Rapides Parish, page 207:

 

          "Goins,          Fanny               free colored female                  10-24

                                                          free colored male                     10-24

                                                          free colored female                    0-10"

                                             ==O==

James Goins was married to Mrs. Nancy Ware Droddy as her second husband.  She was the ninth child of James Ware and Caroline Perkins Ware born in 1871.

 

James Goins was born in May 1829 and was married to Caroline Perkins about 1850 in Rapides Parish.  The following children were born to them:

 

“1. Martha Ware b.1852 m.1869 spouse:Henry Edward and Valentine Ashworth 2. Arcilla Ware b.1854 m.1872 spouse:D.P. Hollinsworth 3.Lavinia Ware b.1855 m.1875 spouse:Lazine Ashworth 4.Mary Ware b.2-21-1856 m.3-18-1876 d.11-5-1941 spouse:Samuel Droddy 5. John Ware b.1860 spouse:Elizabeth 6.Willis Ware b.1862 7.Henry Ware b.1865 8.William Alford(known as Alford) b.1868 d.1939 spouse:Ada Gracey Ashworth 9.Nancy Ware b.1871 spouse: William Droddy and James Goins 10.James Ware b.8-1878 11.Armitta Ware b.1867 m.9-18-1884 spouse: John G. Droddy.  Droddy is a Redbone name, according to Don Marler.”

                                             ==O==

John Goins was born in South Carolina about 1808, according to Harold Gosnell, a descendant.  He was married about 1830 to Fanny Nelson.  He was remarried about 1855, perhaps in Louisiana to Elizabeth Vick. 

 

Children born to John Goins and Fanny Nelson Goins are unknown.  John Goins and his wife, Elizabeth Vick Goins were residents of Newton County, Texas in 1865 when a daughter was born to them:

 

          Elvira Goins                                             born August 15, 1865

 

Elvira Goins, daughter of John Goins and Elizabeth Vick Goins, was born August 16, 1865 in Newton County, Texas.  She was married about 1881, husband’s name Smith.  She was remarried in Louisiana to Levi Franklin Blackmon at an un-known date.  They lived in Vernon Parish where she was em-ployed as a midwife.  Harold Gosnell wrote in July 2000 that they raised his mother, Inez Cooper Skinner as a foster child.

 

Children born to Elvira Goins and her first husband include:

 

          John Smith                                                         born about 1883

          Henry Smith                                                       born about 1884

          Lum Smith                                                         born about 1886

          Carl Smith                                                         born about 1889

 

One child was born to Levi Franklin Blackmon and Elvira Goins Smith Blackmon:

 

Benjamin David Blackmon            born about 1896

 

Inez Cooper Skinner Gosnell was born in Elmwood, Louisiana in Vernon Parish.  Inez Skinner Gosnell passed away Sunday 9 Mar 2003 at the Pinehaven Nursing home in in Rosepine, Lou-isiana.  She was 86 years old.  Her parents were Evander Ber-nard "Bud" Skinner and Alice Cooper Skinner. 

                                             ==O==

Moses Goins was married in Longleaf, Louisiana in 1897 to Louise Johnson.  A few years later Moses Goins left Louisiana and removed to Washington, D.C. where he lived until his death.  Louise Johnson Goins remained in Lake Charles, Louisina in Rapides Parish and became a respected midwife, according to Louise Haley.

 

Children born to Moses Goins and Louise Johnson Goins include:

 

          Julia Christine Goins                                                born about 1900

 

Julia Christine Goins, daughter of Moses Goins and Louise Johnson Goins, was born in Rapides Parish about 1900.  She lived in Lake Charles until her death in 1978, according to Louise Haley.

 

RICHLAND PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

Goyne Prator, "black" was born June 8, 1891 in Delhi, Louisiana, according to his World War I draft registration.  He was living in Madison Parish, Louisiana at that time.

 

SABINE PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

Mrs. Anna Belle Thaxton Goan, the wife of F. B. Goan, was born August 19, 1906 and died March 11, 1926, according to "Sabine Parish, Louisiana Cemetery Records" by J. B. Sanders.

                                               ==O==

James F. Goan who was born February 18, 1868 and died April 8, 1951, was buried in Sabine Parish, according to "Sabine Parish, Louisiana Cemetery Records."  Louise E. Goan, the wife of James F. Goan, was born January 29, 1873 and died October 28, 1917.  She was buried beside her hus­band.

                                               ==O==

Mrs. Eliza Goins who was born August 8, 1894 and died Au­gust 18, 1941, was buried in Sabine Parish, according to "Sabine Parish, Louisiana Cemetery Records."

                                        ==O==

H. Goins was the father of an infant daughter who died De­cember 9, 1925 and who was buried in Sabine Parish, ac­cording to "Sabine Parish, Louisiana Cemetery Records".  The volume also records the death of a infant son who was born October 21, 1936.

                                        ==O==

Joshua W. R. Goins married Sarah F. Weeks on November 23, 1868 in Sabine County, according to Louisiana marriage records.

                                             ==O==

Joseph E. Going, who was born May 28, 1896 and died Au­gust 14, 1947, was buried in Sabine Parish, according to "Sabine Parish, Louisiana Cemetery Records".

                                        ==O==

Milton Lindberg Goins was born in Peason, Louisiana February 25, 1927.  In 1947 he was resident of Jal, New Mexico.  He was married to Melba Hill who was born in Amarillo, Texas July 26, 1923, according to Lea County, New Mexico Marriage Book 14, page 7929.

 

On January 7, 1956 Milton Lindberg Goins and Melba Hill Goins of Lea County gave a deed to a lot in Mullins Sub-Divi­sion, Amarillo, Texas to A. J. Robinson, according to Potter County, Texas Deed Book 723, page 331.  Of Melba Hill Goins nothing more is known.

 

On October 17, 1969 he was married to Ruby F. Copeland, who was born May 27, 1929 at Weatherford, Texas.  They were both residents of Eunice, New Mexico at that time, ac­cording to Lea County Marriage Boook 50, page 31300.  Of Milton Lindberg Goins and Ruby F. Copeland Goins nothing more is known.  It is believed that Milton Lindberg Goins was related to the Goins family of adjoining Vernon Parish, Louisiana.

                                        ==O==

R. A. Goins, who was born July 12, 1894 and died August 5, 1919, was buried in Sabine Parish, according to "Sabine Parish Cemetery Records".

                                        ==O==

Vianna Goins was married to Willie Morton July 30, 1858 in Sabine Parish, as recorded in Sabine Parish Marriage Book 1, page 79, according to "Sabine Parish, Louisiana Marriage Records, 1843-1900" by Elizabeth Byles McComick.

 

ST. HELENA PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

Joseph Goings appeared as the head of a household in the 1880 census of St. Helena Parish, Enumeration District 154, page 31, ward 6:

 

          "Goings,               Joseph                  56, born in Mississippi

                                       Sarilla A.              51, born in Mississippi

                                       Joseph                   13, born in LA

                                       Martha L.              10, born in LA

          Blades,                 Eveline                 19, born in LA, daughter"                     

                                             ==O==

Mary Goins was married September 14, 1813 to Nathan Wilkinson, according to St. Helena Parish marriage records.

                                             ==O==

Eleanor Goyens was married to James Wells in 1824, according to the research of Col. Carroll Heard Goyne.

                                             ==O==

James Goyne "claimed improvement on the east side of the Amite River, about three miles below the line of demarcation.  He settled there in 1810 and has cultivated the land continually," according to "Calendar of State Papers, Crosby."

                                             ==O==

John Goyne claimed land May 17, 1813 in St. Helena Parish on the east side of the Amite River, "four miles below line of demarcation, which was settled in the year 1800 and has been in continual cultivation by the claimant to this time," according to "Calendar of State Papers, Crosby."

 

ST. LANDRY PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

Abraham Goin, negro, appeared in the 1880 census of St. Landry Parish as the head of a household in Enumeration Dis­trict 2, page 59, Ward 2 listed as:

 

          "Goin,                 Abraham               55, born in Maryland

                                       Amelia                 30, born in LA

                                       Alcee                    13, born in LA, son

                                       Isace                       7, born in LA

                                       Mary                       6, born in LA"

                                             ==O==

Fanny Gowen was married to Aaron Nelson October 30, 1834, according to St. Landry Parish marriage records.

                                             ==O==

Aaron Going was born in Kentucky [perhaps Madison County] in 1823 of parents unknown.  He is identified as a brother to Dr. Andrew Jackson Going and Emily Going Aldrich Balance, according to the research of Inez B. Going of Houston, Texas. 

 

Dr. Andrew Jackson Going lived in Clinton, Louisiana in East Feliciana Parish.

 

Emily Going was born about 1822 in Kentucky.  She was married about 1837, husband's name Aldrich.  Later she was remarried in Fayette County, Mississippi, husband's name Balance.

 

She appeared in the 1850 census of Natchez, Mississippi as the head of a household composed of:

 

          "Balance                Emily                  28, born in KY

            Aldrich,               Minerva               10, born in MS

                                         Gerald                   8, born in MS

            Going,                  Aaron                  27, born in KY"

 

Aaron Going was married about 1846 to Maria Gitzendanner.  Inez B. Going, wrote in September 1996 that he was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Natchez, Mississippi.  Later, he was remarried to Dozena Prather.  He appeared in the 1860 and 1870 census enumerations of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.  Prior to 1880 he was remarried to Mrs. Clementine Prather Milburn, regarded as a sister of Dozena Prather Going.

 

He appeared in the 1880 census of St. Landry Parish, Enumeration District 39, page 32, Ward I as the head of a household:

 

          "Going,                Aaron                   57, born in Kentucky

                                       Clementine          44, born in LA

                                       Anna L.                22, born in LA, daughter

                                       Elbert                   21, born in LA

                                       Loyd                     19, born in LA

                                       Sara                      16, born in LA

                                       Doyena                14, born in LA

                                       Cecilia                 11, born in LA

                                       Samuel                   7, born in LA

                                       Pascal                     6, born in LA

                                       George                    3, born in LA

          Milburn,              David                    22, step-son"

 

Aaron Going died in January 1898 at Westlake, Louisiana, according to the research of Inez B. Going.

 

Children born to Aaron Going, Maria Gitzendanner Going, Dozena Prather Going and Clementine Prather Milburn Going include:

 

          Anna L. Going                                                    born in 1858

          Elbert Going                                                       born in 1859

          Loyd Going                                                         born in 1861

          Sarah Going                                                        born in 1864

          Doyena Going                                                     born in 1866

          Cecilia Going                                                      born in 1869

          Samuel Alonzo Going                                         born March 22,1873

          Pascal Going                                                        born in 1874

          George Going                                                       born in 1877

 

Anna L. Going, daughter of Aaron Going, was born in Louisiana in 1858.  She appeared in the household of her father in the 1880 census of St. Landry Parish, as a 22-year-old.

 

Elbert Going, son of Aaron Going, was born in Louisiana in 1859.  He appeared in the household of his father in the 1880 census of St. Landry Parish, as a 21-year-old.

 

Loyd Going, son of Aaron Going, was born in Louisiana in 1861.  He appeared in the household of his father in the 1880 census of St. Landry Parish, as a 19-year-old.

 

Sarah Going, daughter of Aaron Going, was born in Louisiana in 1864.  She appeared in the household of her fa­ther in the 1880 census of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana as a 16-year-old.

 

Doyena Going, daughter of Aaron Going, was born in Louisiana in 1886.  She appeared in the household of her fa­ther in the 1880 census of St. Landry Parish, as a 14-year-old.

 

Cecilia Going, daughter of Aaron Going, was born in Louisiana in 1869.  She appeared in the household of her fa­ther in the 1880 census of St. Landry Parish as a 11- year-old.

 

Samuel Alonzo Going, son of Aaron Going and Clementine Going, was March 22, 1873 in Louisiana.  He appeared in the household of his father as a seven-year-old in the 1880 census of St. Landry Parish.  He was married about December 1899 to Beulah Elizabeth Richard who was born in Louisiana in 1882.  She was the daughter of Victor Richard and Mary P. Mosley Richard.  Victor Richard and Mary P. Mosley Richard were divorced about 1918 and, he was remarried to Elizabeth Thi­bodeaux.

 

Shortly after their marriage Samuel Alonzo Going and Beulah Elizabeth Richard Going lived in Branch, Acadia Parish, Louisiana where he was a self-employed blacksmith.  Beulah Elizabeth Richard Going received a deed from Eunice Mae Going, her daughter, on October 11, 1928 to a lot in Nome, Texas, according to Jefferson County Probate File No. 6182.

 

By 1914, they had moved to Jefferson County, Texas.  On March 4, 1932 Samuel Alonzo Going received a deed from C. Prevost to a lot in Nome, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 367, page 198.  On October 1, 1934 Samuel Alonzo Going received a deed from C. T. Barnes to an adjoining lot, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 425, page 58.

 

Beulah Elizabeth Richard Going died October 11, 1935 at Nome, and Samuel Alonzo Going was named administrator of her estate, according to Jefferson County Probate File No. 6182.

 

Samuel Alonzo Going gave an administrator's deed to Eu­nice Mae Going Jensen, his daughter, April 3, 1937, to lots in Nome, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 432, page 208.  On January 31, 1938 he gave a quit claim deed to a lot in Nome to his nine children, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 615, page 167.

 

Samuel Alonzo Going received a deed from N. Swift April 26, 1945 to a lot in Nome, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 578, page 45.  He gave a deed to his daughter Oneta J. Going, feme sole, on July 22, 1946 to property in Nome for $3,500, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 629, page 609.

 

He received a deed from his children August 2, 1946 to 4.75 acres of land in Yoakum Addition of Nome, according to Deed Book 647, page 24-26.  Samuel Alonzo Going lost his home in a fire in 1947.

 

On May 25, 1948 Samuel Alonzo Going made an affidavit concerning the heirship of his children in the estate of Victor Richard, their maternal grandfather, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 700, page 540.  Samuel Alonzo Going died April 1, 1950 in Maxie, Louisiana, according to Inez Blake Going, his daughter-in-law.

 

Children born to Samuel Alonzo Going and Beulah Elizabeth Richard Going include:

 

          Eunice Mae Going                               born in 1901

          Henry Ogden Going                             born in 1903

          Samuel Alonzo "Bo" Going, Jr.          born March 26, 1904

          Hilton Aaron Going                             born February 7, 1907

          Caretha G. Going                                 born in 1908

          LaVern Going                                      born in 1909

          Lawrence Going                                   born in 1912

          Oneta J. Going                                      born in 1914

          Walter Florus Going                            born September 20, 1921

 

Eunice Mae Going, daughter of Samuel Alonzo Going and Beulah Elizabeth Richard Going, was born in 1901, probably in Acadia Parish.  On March 19, 1927 she received a deed from C. Schroder to property in Jefferson County, October 11, 1928, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 425, page 57.

 

About 1930 she was married to Arnold A. Jensen.  In 1936 and in 1946 Arnold Jensen and Eunice Mae Going Jensen were living at Freer, Duval County, Texas.

 

Henry Ogden Going, son of Samuel Alonzo Going and Beulah Elizabeth Richard Going, was born in 1903, probably in Acadia Parish.  He accompanied his parents in their move to Jefferson County, about 1914.

 

He received a quit claim deed with his brothers and sister to a lot in Nome in connection with the settle­ment of the estate of his mother January 31, 1938.  He was married about 1940 to Velma Enid Jensen, believed to be a sister to Arnold A. Jensen.  In 1942 Henry Ogden Going, a mechanic and Velma Enid Jensen Going lived at Nome.

 

On February 7, 1942 they gave a deed to some lots in Nome to Gayle Land Company, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 505, page 257.  On July 16, 1946 Henry Ogden Going and Velma Enid Jensen Going "of Harris County, Texas" joined his brothers and sister in giving a quit claim deed to their father, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 629, page 613.

 

Henry Ogden Going "of Nome, Texas" died September 22, 1966 in Houston, Texas, according to Jefferson County Pro­bate File 26272.  Velma Enid Jensen Going was named ad­ministrator by the terms of his will which was written July 9, 1965.  His estate valued at $10,640 included a home at Lex­ington, Texas and property at Sour Lake, Texas.

 

Children born to Henry Ogden Going and Velma Enid Jensen Going include:

 

          Mary Jo Going                                 born January 28, 1942

 

Mary Jo Going, daughter of Henry Ogden Going and Velma Enid Jensen Going, was born January 28, 1942 at Beaumont, Texas.  Her father, a mechanic, resided at Nome, according to Jefferson County Birth Certificate No. 26272.  Of Mary Jo Going and descendants nothing more is known.

 

Samuel Alonzo "Bo" Going, Jr, son of Smauel Alonzo Going and Beulah Elizabeth Richard Going, was born March 26, 1904 in Acadia Parish, according to Jefferson County Birth Book 4, page 262.  Mrs. M. F. Richard of Maxine, Louisiana attested to the facts contained in the birth certificate February 28, 1942.  He was a resident of Nome in 1936.

 

He received, in company with his brother and sisters, a deed from his father to lots in Sour Lake, [later Nome], Texas on April 3, 1937, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 432, page 207.

 

Samuel Alonzo "Bo" Going, Jr. was married to Mrs. Ethel Lea Tatum Arnold in 1938, according to Jeffer­son County Marriage Book 42, page 462.

 

Samuel Alonzo "Bo" Going, Jr. and Mildred Minnie Yard Going were the parents of a daughter born at Beaumont May 30, 1938, according to Jefferson County Birth Records.  Samuel Alonzo "Bo" Going, Jr. was engaged in hotel work at that time.  The birth was a miscarriage at 5 Error! Reference source not found.

 

In 1939 Samuel Alonzo "Bo" Going, Jr. was a constable in Jefferson County.  He "temporarily residing in Brownwood, Texas" gave a release of mechanics lein to Annie Myrick De­cember 4, 1940 according to Brown County Deed Book 306, page 99.

 

Samuel Alonzo "Bo" Going, Jr. received a deed from Arnold A. Jensen, his brother-in-law, to a lot in the Nome Addition of Sour Lake, February 13, 1943, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 547, page 307.

 

Samuel Alonzo "Bo" Going enlisted in Company D, 18th Battalion, Texas State Guard on August 15, 1944 at age 40.  He was shown to be a law enforcement officer from China, Texas at that time.  He was discharged as a sergeant June 23, 1947, according to Jefferson County Discharge Book 48, page 37.  He received a deed to some lots in Nome from H. J. Hazeltine June 11, 1945, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 584, page 185.  He joined his brothers and sisters in giving a quit claim deed to some lots in Nome, to his father July 16, 1946, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 629, page 613.

 

Samuel Alonzo "Bo" Going, Jr. was married to Mrs. Bonnie Marion Martin in 1952, according to Jefferson County Mar­riage Book 80, page 346.  In 1954 he was remarried to Mrs. Elvie Brassier, according to Jefferson County Marriage Book 85, page 69.

 

He gave a deed to one acre of land to F. J. Carrier July 9, 1956, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 1033, page 621.  He received a deed from Charles Alden Leger to two acres of land in the Vanness Survey August 3, 1965, accord­ing to Jefferson County Deed Book 1434, page 596.

 

Samuel Alonzo "Bo" Going, Jr. and Ethel Lea Tatum Going were the parents of:

 

            [daughter]                                         born May 30, 1938

          Harold Phillip Going                         born June 8, 1939

            [daughter]                                         born October 13, 1944

 

Hilton Aaron Going, son of Samuel Alonzo Going and Beluah Elizabeth Richard Going, was born February 7, 1907 in Acadia Parish, according to Jefferson County Birth Book 4, page 261.  Mrs. M. F. Richard, Acadia Parish, attested to the birth on February 8, 1942.  He was brought to Jefferson County by his parents before 1914.  He was married to Laura Elizabeth Abernathy in 1929, according to Jefferson County Marriage Book 33, page 455.  She was born in 1910.

 

In 1926 Hilton Aaron Going lived in Houston where he was employed as a mechanic.  In 1930 he was a laborer living in Beaumont.  In 1934 he was a farmer living at Cheek, Texas and continued there in 1936 and 1937.  On January 31, 1938 he along with his brothers and sisters received a quit claim deed from his father to property included in the estate of his deceased mother, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 615, page 167.

 

Hilton Aaron Going received a deed from Carter Lumber Company to lots in Nome, on February 3, 1942, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 505, page 256.

 

On February 3, 1946 Hilton Aaron Going and Laura Eliza­beth Abernathy Going "of Harris County, Texas" joined his brothers and sisters in a real estate transaction involving a lot in the Sour Lake Addition of Nome, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 615, page 209.

 

Hilton Aaron Going died February 17, 1964 in Harris County, according to BVS File No. 10426.

 

Children born to Hilton Aaron Going and Laura Elizabeth Abernathy Going include:

 

          William Dalton Going                           born November 13, 1928

            [daughter]                                              born August 21, 1930

          Hilton Edward Going                             born July 8, 1934

          James Lawrence Going                           born June 10, 1937

 

 

William Dalton Going, son of Hilton Aaron Going and Laura Elizabeth Abernathy Going, was born Novem­ber 13, 1928 in Jefferson County, according to BVS File No. 94607.

 

A daughter, of Hilton Aaron Going and Laura Eliza­beth Aber­nathy Going, was born and died on August 21, 1930, at Beau­mont, according to BVS File No. 40356.

 

Hilton Edward Going, son of Hilton Aaron Going and Laura Elizabeth Abernathy Goins, was born July 8, 1934 at Cheek, according to Jefferson County Birth Book 11, page 41.

 

James Lawrence Going, son of Hilton Aaron Going and Laura Elizabeth Abernathy Going, was born at Cheek, June 10, 1937, according to Jefferson County Birth Book 11, page 41.

 

Hilton Aaron Going, parents unknown, was born December 10, 1964 in Harris County, according to BVS File 220977.

 

Caretha G. Going, daughter of Samuel Alonzo Going and Beu­lah Elizabeth Richard Going, was born in Acadia Parish in 1908.  She was married about 1930 to Tillman Milligan.

 

She received a quit claim from her father in connection with the estate of mother January 31, 1938, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 615, page 167.  At that time she was living at Nome.

 

On May 22, 1948 Tillman Milliage and Caretha G. Going Mil­liage deeded to her father some lots at Nome, according to Jef­ferson County Deed Book 700, page 512.

 

LaVern Going, son of Samuel Alonzo Going and Beu­lah Elizabeth Richard Going, was born in 1909.  In 1936 he was living at Shreveport, Louisiana.  On February 3, 1945 he gave a deed to a lot at Nome to Walter Florus Going, his brother, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 615, page 209 and Deed Book 629, page 613.

 

LaVern [also referred to Vernon Going] and his wife Audrey Going were residents of Calasieu Parish, Louisiana in 1946.

 

LaVern Going joined his brothers and sisters in giving a quit claim deed to his father to some lots in Nome, July 16, 1946, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 629, page 613.

 

Lawrence Going, son of Samuel Alonzo Going and Beulah Elizabeth Richard Going, was born in 1912.  He was a resident of Nome in 1936.  He was mentioned in the estate procedings of his mother January 31, 1938, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 615, page 167.

 

Lawrence Going had married prior to 1946.  On February 3, 1946 he and  his wife, Donella Going, joined his brothers and sisters in deeding a lot in Nome, to his Oneta J. Going, accord­ing to Jefferson County Deed Book 615. page 209.

 

Oneta J. Going, daughter of Samuel Alonzo Going and Beu­lah Elizabeth Richard Going, was born in 1914 at Nome.  She was mentioned as a resident of Nome in the probate procedings of her mother October 23, 1936.  She received a quit claim deed to a lot from her mother's estate January 31, 1938, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 615, page 167.  She purchased the interest of her brother, Samuel Alonzo "Bo" Going, Jr. to a lot in Nome January 29, 1941 for $50, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 489, page 193.

 

Oneta J. Going enlisted in the U. S. Army August 27, 1942 at Houston, and served as a telephone operator.  She saw service in Europe from July 8, 1943 to June 5, 1944.  She was dis­charged as a corporal July 22, 1944, according to Jefferson County Discharge Book 45, page 87.

 

On February 3, 1946 she purchased the interest of her brothers and sisters in property in Nome, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 615, page 209.  On July 22, 1946 she received a deed from her father to some lots in Nome, according to Jef­ferson County Deed Book 629, page 609.

 

Apparently she was married, husband's name Ritter, about the latter part of 1946.  On May 22, 1948 "Oneta Ritter, widow" joined her sister Caretha G. Going Milligan in deeding property in Nome, to their father, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 700, page 512.

 

Oneta J. Going Ritter was remarried, husbands name Hood.  Oneta J. Going Ritter Hood received a deed from her brother Walter Florus Going and Annie Inez Blake Going to lots in Nome, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 1768, page 154, on January 24, 1973.

 

Walter Florus Going, son of Samuel Alonzo Going and Beulah Elizabeth Richard Going, was born at Nome September 20, 1921, according to BVS File No. 204422.  He was mentioned as a 14-year-old in the probate procedings of his mother in 1935.  Mrs. Caretha G. Going Milligan, a sister, was appointed as his guardian April 12, 1937, according to Jefferson County Probate File 6263.  Walter Florus Going received a quit claim deed from the estate of his mother January 31, 1938 to a lot, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 615, page 167.

 

He was married to Annie Inez Blake February 16, 1942, according to Jefferson County Marriage Book 48, page 170.  Annie Inez Blake was born at Devers, Liberty County, Texas April 6, 1925, the daughter of Lewis Clay Blake and Irene Wakefield Blake, according to "Founders and Partriots of the Republic of Texas", Volume 2, page 290.  Lewis Clay Blake was born at Devers, March 15, 1896 and Irene Wakefield Blake was born February 12, 1903 at Wallisville, Texas.

 

Walter Florus Going joined his brothers and sisters in deeding a lot in Nome to his sister Oneta J. Going February 3, 1945, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 615, page 209.  In 1946 Walter Florus Going and Annie Inez Blake Going were living in Liberty County.

 

Walter Florus Goings and Annie Inez Blake Going received a deed from his sister Oneta J. Going Ritter Hood January 24, 1973 to some lots in Nome, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 1768, page 154.  He died December 23, 1988 at Houston.

 

Children born to Walter Florus Going and Annie Inez Blake Going include:

 

          Janice Gail Going                                      born about 1946

 

Janice Gain Going, daughter of Walter Florus Going and Annie Inez Blake Going, was born at Liberty about 1946.  Of this individual nothing more is known.

 

Pascal Going, son of Aaron Going and Clementine Going, was born in 1874 in Louisiana.  He appeared in the 1880 census of St. Landry Parish, in his father's household as a six-year-old.

 

George Going, son of Aaron Going and Clementine Going, was born in 1877 in Louisiana.  He appeared in the 1880 cen­sus of St. Landry Parish, in his father's household as a three-year-old.

 

Family Researcher:

 

Annie Inez Blake Going, Box 28832, Houston, TX, 77225-8832

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Free colored families, regarded as kinsmmen of Jeremiah Goins, Melungeon, son of Thomas Gowen and Nancy Johnson Gowen, appeared in the 1810 census of St. Landry Parish living in Opelousas, Louisiana.

 

Benjamin Going, free colored, appeared in the 1810 census as the head of a household of four people.  They were listed in column 11 of the census return.

 

James Goin was enumerated as the head of a household of three free colored persons living in Opelousas in the 1810 cen­sus.

 

James Going appeared as the head of a household of five free colored people and two female slaves in the 1820 census of Landry Parish.  The household was composed of:

 

          "Going, James                        free colored male            over 45

                                                          free colored female          25-45

                                                          free colored male             14-26

                                                          free colored female          14-26

                                                          free colored male            over 45

                                                          female slave                     over 45

                                                          female slave                     over 45"

 

Philip Goin was listed as the head of a household of three free colored persons living at Opelousas in the 1810 census.

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Edward J. Going, son of Thomas Going and Lucinda Griffin Going, was born October 1, 1830 in St. Landry Parish, accord­ing to "Southwest Louisiana Records."

 

ST. MARTIN PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

When Thomas D. Gowen, Jr. and his family arrived in Texas shortly after Mexico had obtained its independence from Spain in 1821, the country was still in political turmoil.  Mexico revolted from Spain in 1810 and fought for freedom for 11 years.  There were millions of acres of land in the province of Coahuila y Tejas, and Mexico needed settlers to develop it.  But they had to be careful about admitting Americans who might want to add Texas to the westward expansion of the United States.

 

Additionally, it was hard for the settlers to know who was in charge.  Some presidential administrations lasted only one week in Mexico City, before they were toppled by a new revolution.  During the first 55 years of its history, Mexico had two emperors, two regencies, several dictators and enough presidents to have had no fewer that 74 different governments.

 

Added to the political instability, was the problem of communications.  Eight hundred trackless miles lay between Mexico City and the settlements in Texas.  Regulations which the settlers attempted to comply with were already superceded by newer decisions in Mexico City before they could be implemented in Texas.  The alcaldes of San Antonio, Nacogdoches and San Felipe, the three settlements in Texasat that time, attempted to improvise.

 

The father of Thomas D. Gowen, Jr, Thomas D. Gowen, Sr, was born about 1770 in South Carolina of parents unknown.  He was married there about 1799 to Nancy Johnson, believed to be the sister of Gibson Johnson.  They lived in Alabama Territory for a few years and then removed to Louisiana Territory, settling in St. Martin Parish, on the south coast of the state, which had been created in 1807 from Feliciana Parish.

 

Martha Alexander wrote August 4, 2000 that Gibson Johnson was married to Fanny Goin and that they were also the parents of Sarah Johnson who was born in 1803.  Sarah Johnson was married to John Allen in 1825 in St. Landry Parish.  The 1850 census of Natchitoches Parish showed that Sarah Johnson was born in Mississippi.

 

"Thomas Goin" was referred to in "American State Papers," Volume 3:

 

"1804, No. 401-282 Jesse White claims 640 superficial acres of land, situated on the left bank of bayou Vermilion, in the county [parish] of Attakapas*, bounded above by land of the heirs of John White, and below by land of John Dummon's heirs.  A certificate deed of sale from Gibson Johnson to Thomas Goin and by him transferred to the claimant, dated the 25 of November 1812, accompanies the notice.  The evi-dence of James Dunman taken the 15th October 1812, states that in the fall of 1803, Gibson Johnson settled on the land, but did not cultivate; and, having sold his right to Thomas Goin, in the spring of 1804, he removed, and Goin took possession, cleared about four acres, and cultivated that year, since when it has been cultivated ever since, and is now inhabited by the de-ponent, the claimant being on an adjoining tract above.

 

1810. No. 402‑283. Thomas Goin claims 640 superficial acres of land, situated on the right bank of Bayou Vermilion, in the county [parish] of Attakapas, bounded on all sides by vacant land.  The evidence of James Dunman, taken the 15th October, 1812, states that John Chavers built a camp on the land about 14 years ago, where he continued three months; that it remained unoccupied from that time until 1810, when the claimant having purchased, deponent believes, of Chavers, took possession, and has occupied and cultivated ever since."

 

Attakkapas Parish was an original division of Louisiana, but was discontinued shortly after the 1810 census.

 

When Lafayette Parish was organized in 1823 from St. Martin, they found themselves in the new parish.  Thomas D. Gowen, Sr. had heard that Texas had "land to burn" and dreamed of obtaining a Mexican land grant there, but his dream was denied to him.  His health declined rapidly, and soon he was unable to work or to travel.  He wrote his will on May 22, 1825 and died shortly afterward.

 

The succession of "Thomas Goin," dated May 13, 1826, was probated in Lafayette Parish, according to "Southwest Louisiana Records" by Rev. Donald J. Hebert.

 

"State of Louisiana      }

  Lafayette Parish            }

 

Be it remembered that on this eighteenth Day of May Anno Domini One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty-six Before me, Thomas B. Brashear, Judge of the Parish of Lafayette and Ex-officio Notary Public within and for said Parish personally came and appeared James Taylor White, one of the Testamentary executors of the last will and testament of Thomas Gowens. late of said parish, deceased and also appeared Nancy Gowens, widow of said deceased and Stephen Gowens, Aramintha Gowens and Sally Gowens of full age, Thomas Gowens, nineteen years of age, duly emancipated and aided and assisted in these presents by Lancelot Porter, his special curator, also Anne Gowens of the Province of Texas and duly represented in these presents by her curatrix and mother, Nancy Gowens, all the legal heirs and descendants of the said deceased who have declared and confessed that on the 22nd day of May 1825 the said Thomas Gowens Sen. did execute his last will and testament by which he bequeathed and divided his title property as follows, viz:

 

Item 1st of said will: He gave to Nancy Gowens, his widow the following slaves, to wit: the Negro woman named Plians, aged about thirty-five years, the Negro boy named Abraham, about fourteen years of age, and the Negro 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 Negro girl named Clarinda, aged about six years,

 

Item 3rd: He gave and bequeathed to his daughter, Aramintha Gowens one Negro boy named Aury, aged five years.

 

Item 4th: He gave and bequeathed to his son Stephen Gowens one Negro boy named Roger, aged ten years.

 

Item 5th: He gave and bequeathed to his daughter Sally Gowens a Negro girl named Kitty, aged seven years.

 

Item 6th: He gave and bequeathed to his son, Thomas Gowens a Negro boy named Riley, aged four years which concluded all the property of the Testator aforesaid.

 

And the aforesaid affirm in their different rights and capacities, that each of them for themselves and others, Viz: Represent that they received the foregoing portion of the property aforesaid.  Confirmed is the will of said Testator and do by these presents make the same irrevocable and unalterable.  This done on motion of an order of the Court of Probate dated this ___ day of May instant and signed by all the aforesaid parties in the presence of the Two Subscribing Witnesses and the said Notary after said due reading.

 

Witnessed:                              Nancy [X] Gowens

John Merriman                        Sally [X] Gowens

James T. White                        Aramintha [X] Gowens

                                                Stephen [X] Gowens

Samuel W. Pond                        Thomas [X] Gowens"

 

Nancy Johnson Goins and her children arrived in Atascosita District shortly afterward, hoping to fulfill the dream of her deceased husband.  However, their experience with a democratic government in the United States had not prepared them to deal with the capricious, unpredictable Mexican authorities.

 

Finally, Mexico adopted an empresario system to handle the entrance of colonists into Texas.  Thomas D. Gowen, Jr. was instructed to apply for land to Empresario Lorenzo de Zavala in Atascosita District.  Earlier Stephen F. Austin, a 28-year-old lawyer from New Orleans had been authorized to establish in Austin Colony 300 American families at Columbus on the Colorado River and at Washington-on-the-Brazos. 

 

Much frustration developed between the Mexican authorities and the settlers.  Cultural differences, language barriers and race suspicions complicated the negotiations.  Additionally the church required the settlers to convert to Catholicism to become land owners.

 

Despite the exasperating circumstances the Gowen family and their neighbors attempted to be good citizens.  Most of the settlers in the Atascosita District had emigrated together from Louisiana.  There the Gowen family had associated in Calcasieu Parish with members of the Nash family, the Drake family and a Goins family with ties to Choctaw Nation in Mississippi.

 

Tempers first reached the boiling point in Nacogdoches.  There Empresario Hayden Edwards, over land grant dis-crimination against the Anglos, mustered his militia and declared an end to Mexican persecution.  He captured the Old Stone Fort built by the Spanish Army there in 1779 and declared the Republic of Fredonia to be free of Mexican domination.

 

Austin regarded this impulsive revolutionary action as rash and certain to disrupt the orderly process of land grants to his colonists.  He quickly dispatched his militia during the first week of January 1827 from Columbus to put down the rebellion at Nacogdoches.  As the force moved northeastward, it was joined by the Atascosita Militia.

 

"Thomas D. Gowen," Aaron Drake, John Drake and James Drake were included in the 30-man militia of Atascosita mustered into service January 16, 1827 under the command of Capt. Hugh B. Johnston.  They marched with the militia of  Austin Colony against the Fredonians.  As the militia approached Nacogdoches on January 31, the out-numbered rebels fled across the Sabine River into Louisiana, ending the insurrection, according to "Liberty, Liberty County and Atascosita District" by Miriam Partlow."

 

The Atascosita colonists felt that their service on behalf of Mexico would be helpful in obtaining approval of their land grant applications.  But again the Mexicans did nothing, but promised "mañana." 

 

In November 1827 the frustrated settlers in Atascosito filed a petition with Don Anastacio Bustamente, Commander General of the Internal Eastern States, regarding their land applications. 

 

Seventy-three signatures were affixed to the petition from "the inhabitants who are settled on the Trinity and San Jacinto Rivers."  Included were "Tomas  D. Gewen [Jr.], Aaron Drak, John Drak, Hugh H. Johnston and Tomas Nash."  Some of the applicants received their land grants during the years 1831-1835.  Thomas D. Gowen, Jr. and the Drakes did not receive land grants which may have influenced some of them to return to Louisiana.

 

Nancy Johnson Gowen reapplied for a Mexican land grant about 1829, but died, without receiving it, in 1832.  Since she was an early settler in Texas, prior to the Revolution, the Tex-as government upon winning its freedom from Mexico in 1836 honored her request.  The Republic of Texas approved her ap-plication with a First Class Grant of "a league and a labor," 4,606 acres which was patented to her heirs January 28, 1846 by President Sam Houston:

 

“No. 777

Republic of Texas To heirs of Nancy Gowen,

In the name of the Republic of Texas

To all to whom these presents shall come, Know Ye:

 

I, Sam Houston President of the Republic aforesaid by virtue of the power vested in me by law and in accord-ance with the statutes of said Republic in such case made and provided do by these presents Grant to the heirs of Nancy Gowin their heirs or assigns forever.  One league and one labor or 26,000,000 square varas of land situated and described as follows:

 

In the County of Liberty about seven miles East of Trinity river & about 30 miles above the town of Lib-erty, Beginning at a stake One thousand varas East of the S.E. corner of Wm. Hardins survey a post from a Maple marked N.G. bears N. 1° E. 6 varas.  Thence North 1140 vs. a branch course E. at five thousand and ninety nine vs. the N.W. corner of this survey gives from which a Red Oak marked N.G. bears S. 43° 30' E. 16 vrs.  Thence East 1689 varas a slough at 1819 varas a creek course S.E. at five thousand and ninety nine vs. to the N.E. corner a Laurel from which a Pine marked N.G. bears S. 23° 30' W. 14 vs. Thence South 3319 vs. a spring branch course W. at 4809 vs. another branch course W. five thousand and ninety nine vs. to the S.E. cor. a white oak from which another white oak marked X bears S. 55° 4 5/10 vs. Thence West 339 vs. Cypress Creek course S.E. at 729 vs. the N.E. cor. of W.L. Green's survey at 2779 vs. along the said line a branch course NE. at 3199 vs. the same branch course S.E. at 3615 vs. the N.E. cor. of the same survey at five thou-sand and ninety nine vs. the place of beginning, con-taining six Labors arable and the remainder pasture lands.  Hereby relinquishing to them the said heirs of Nancy Gowin deceased and their heirs or assigns for-ever all the right and title in and to said land heretofore held and possessed by the Government of said Republic and I do hereby issue this Letter Patent for the same.

 

In testimony whereof I have caused the great seal of the Republic to be affixed as well as the seal of the General Land Office.

 

Done at the City of Austin on the Twenty eighth day of January – One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty Two and the year of the Independence of said Republic, the Sixth.

 

(SEAL) Sam Houston, President

 

By the President,

Thos. Wm. Ward

Commissioner ("of the" is marked out)

General Land Office

(SEAL)

 

THE STATE of TEXAS

COUNTY of HARDIN

 

I hereby certify that the above and foregoing Letter Pat-ent was filed for record on Nov. 22rd. 1875 and by me duly recorded same day in Book "G" page 96 Land Records of Hardin County. Witness my hand and seal of office at Hardin this Nov. 22nd 1875.

 

Geo T. Simpson Clk. DCHC”

 

Atascosita District was renamed Liberty County in 1836, and the land grant of "Nancy Gowin" lay "32 miles north of Liberty, Texas and seven miles east of the Trinity River."  Isaiah L. Fields, a son-in-law, was appointed administrator of her estate.

 

The land was patented to the heirs of “Nancy Johnson Goins” Patent No. 777 issued January 18, 1842.  When Hardin County was created, part of the land grant was located in the new county.  The Texas General Land Office records reveal that “Nancy Gowen, by agent, owned one league and one labor in Liberty County, Texas.  It specified that she came to Texas in 1827 with her children [still in Texas] and that she died in 1832,” according to Edward T. Branch, attorney.  This entry also appears in “1830 Citizens of Texas” by Gifford White.

 

The 1840 Census of the Republic of Texas listed "J. L. Fields" [Isaiah Fields, her son-in-law] as Administrator for Nancy Gowin.

 

Joyce McNiel Munson, a descendant provided a transcript of the affadavit which was recorded in Liberty County Deed Book V, page 602:

 

“State of Texas                  }

County of Liberty          }

 

Personally appeared before me the undersigned author-ity, Mrs. Roxaline Merrett and Mrs. Serena Akins, both to me known to be the identical persons whom they re-present themselves to be, and after being by me duly sworn each for herself say: towit: 

 

Mrs. Roxaline Merrett says that she is 73 years old; Mrs. Akins says that she is 73 [?] years old; that they are granddaughters of Nancy Gowin deceased, to whom was granted by the State of Texas, a league and labor of land, situated in Liberty County, Texas.  Ab-stract No. 198, Pat. No. 777, that their said grandmoth-er then a widow, immigrated to Texas, from the State of Louisiana about the year 1830, their grandfather Thomas Gowin [Thomas D. Gowen] having died in Louisiana previous there, and that their said grand-mother died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ariminta Buxton in Liberty County, Texas about the year 1836, leaving no will and only the following children and their descendants as her heirs at law, towit:

 

1st. Sarah Gowin married Isaiah Fields, both dead, left no will, but children viz: -

 

1st. Sofrana [sic] Fields, a daughter married John W. Stevens and is dead, left no will, but the following chil-dren as their heirs at law,

 

1st. Jack H. Stevens, a son, now about 30 years old, re-sides in Hill County, Texas,

 

2nd. Osborne H. Stevens, a son, resides in Rusk Coun-ty, Texas, he is about 26 years old,

 

2nd. Serena Fields [affiant] married Henderson Akins, he is dead, she now resides in Liberty County, Texas.

 

3rd. Selina Fields married David Pipkin, he is dead, and she now resides in Liberty County, Texas.

 

4th. V. B. Fields, her son, married, he is dead, and his wife left no will, but a daughter survives him, named Vernal E. who married Jack McNulty, they now reside in Liberty County, Texas.

 

5th. Randolph Fields, a son, who is about 55 years of age, resides in Liberty County, Texas.

 

2nd. Ariminta Gowin, daughter of Nancy Gowin mar-ried Alexander Buxton, both died leaving no will, but the following children survive them.

 

1st. a daughter named Elan, married W. M. Cherry, both died, Mrs. Elan Cherry left no will, devising all of her property to W. H. Snow, her nephew, who resides in Liberty County, Texas and is about 22 years old.

 

2nd. Mary Buxton married Benjamin C. Clark, he is dead, she is a widow, and resides in Houston, Texas.

 

3rd. Sarah Buxton married James Martin, she is now a widow, and resides in Houston, Texas.

 

4th. Roxaline Buxton married ----- Merritt, she, who is now a widow, resides in Liberty County, Texas.

 

5th. Valentine Buxton married, both he and his wife left no will, but the following children were his heirs at law,

 

1st. Sarah Buxton married Robert Nolan, and resides in Liberty County, Texas.

 

2nd. Araminta Buxton married Thomas Snow, both are dead, left no will, but a daughter named Mollie who maried Albert Morse, they reside in Liberty County, Texas, also a son, named James Snow, who is over 21 years old, and resides in Liberty County, Texas.

 

3rd. Annie Gowin, daughter of Nancy Gowin married John Green [sic], both dead, left no will, but a son sur-vives them, named John W. Green [sic], now over the age of 21 years, who resides in Waller County, Texas.

 

Affiants further states that the said Nancy Gowin did not in her life time sell, encumber or convey said land, nor have her children or descendants so encumbered, or conveyed, said land with in affiants knowledge, except, the southwest quarter of said survey land, which was sold by Isaiah Fields, Administrator of said Nancy Gowin, to one Charles L. Cleveland, that said land has never been partitioned between said heirs, but that they have a joint tenant in possession holding the same for them.

Serena Akins

Roxaline Merritt

 

Subscribed and sworn to before me, Witness my hand and official signature this 31st. of October A.D. 1895

 

M. C. Rye, Justice of the Peace

& Exofficio N. P. for Liberty County, Texas

 

State of Texas                  }

County of Liberty    }

 

Personally appeared before me the undersigned author-ity W. D. C. Henley & G. Y. Hanks, well known to me to be the identical persons whom they represent them-selves to be, each for himself, say that the said Roxa-line Merritt says she is 73 years old and the said Serena Akins says that she is 65 years old, that they have been well and intimately aquainted with both Mrs. Roxaline Merritt and Serena Akins for many years, whose names are signed to the foregoing and attached affidavit, that they are reputable and highly creditable citizens, that the statements and facts set out by them in said affida-vit are true to the best of their knowledge, and belief.

 

W. D. C. Henley

G. T. Hanks Sr.

 

Subscribed and sworn to before me witness my hand and official seal this 31st. day October, A. D. 1895.

 

M. C. Rye, J. P. & Exofficio Notary Public for Liberty County, Texas.

 

Filed for record July 23, 1900 at 8'oclock A.M.

Recorded July 23, 1900 at 2'oclock P.M.”

 

For 50 years the estate of Nancy Johnson Gowen was in dispute by the heirs.  Finally on May 18, 1891, John G. Gates of Trinity County, Texas, "attorney in fact for the heirs of Nancy Gowens" was able to free up one fourth of the land, 1,151½ acres located in Hardin County.  Heirs represented by John G. Gates included "H. S. Gowens, T. J. Gowens, C. Gowens, W. Gowens, Mitchell Gowens, Joseph Gowens and S. B. Gowens."  John G. Gates received $1,500 in compensation from "W. C. Gowens and S. B. Gowens," according to Liberty County Deed Book 9, page 574.

 

On May 6, 1900, the heirs of Nancy Johnson Gowen gave a confirmation deed to Hugh Jackson, according to Hardin County Deed Book X, pages 101-103:

 

“State of Texas            }

County of Jefferson  }

 

Know all men by these presents: That we R. R. Fields, Albert S. Morse, Molly Morse, Jack McNulty, Robert Nolan, Sarah Nolan, Elon Cherry, Selina Pipkins, Ver-nal Lee [sic] McNulty, Roxaline Merritt, Selina Merritt, Mary Clark, Osborne H. Stevens, Serena Akins, John W. Greer and Jessie Snow acting by and through S. M. Johnson our agent and attorney in fact and the said S. M. Johnson in his own individual right for and in Con-sideration of $50 cash to us in hand paid by Hugh Jack-son of Jefferson County, Texas and the further Consid-eration that the said Jackson is the true and lawful own-er of the hereinafter described land by a chain of trans-fers through and under our ancestors, Nancy Gowen, sometimes called and written "Goings" and "Gowin" down and into Nicholas Lynch, but one of which has been lost or mislaid.

 

Now therefore, we the sole heirs at law of said Nancy Gowen being desirous to make good the title given by our said ancestor, and for the Considerations above stipulated, we do by these presents, give, grant, bar-gain, sell and convey unto the said Hugh Jackson all that certain tract of land situated partly in Hardin and Liberty County, Texas, and being the N.W. one fourth in a square form of all that certain League and labor of land granted to our said ancestor by the State of Texas, in the month of January  1842 by Patent or title No. 777 and recorded in Volume "I" Abstract 222 as per the of-ficial abstract of land titles of the State of Texas and to which title reference is made for a more perfect de-scription of said one fourth of a league amounting to 1155 1/2 acres.

 

To have and to hold unto him the said Hugh Jackson, his heirs and assigns forever.

 

Witness our hands this 6th day of March A.D. 1900.

 

R.R. Fields

Albert S. Morse

Mollie Morse

Jack McNulty

Robert Nolan

Sarah Nolan

Elon Cherry

Salina Pipkin

Vernal E. McNulty

Roseline Merritt

Selina Merritt

Mary Clark

Osborne H. Stevens

John R. Stevens

Serene Akins

John W. Greer

Jesse Snow

 

By their agent and Attorney in fact,

S.M. Johnson and

S.M. Johnson for himself.

 

The State of Texas,      }

Jefferson County          }

 

Before me, W.R. Blain, a Notary Public in and for the Jefferson County, State of Texas on this day came and personally appeared S.M. Johnson known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he signed the same for the Consideration and purposes therein stated, for himself and in the Capacity therein stated. Given under my hand and seal of office the 6th day of March A.D. 1900.

 

W.R. Blain, Notary Public, Jefferson County.

 

The State of Texas      }

County of Hardin            }

 

I, E. H. Collins Clerk of the County Court of said County, do hereby Certify that the foregoing instrument of writing dated on the 6th day of March A.D.1900 with its Certificate of Authentication was filed for rec-ord in my Office the 7th day of March A.D. 1900 at 5 o'clock P.M. and duly recorded this 15th day of March A.D.1900 at 11 o'clock A.M. in the Deed Records of said County in Volume X, pages 101 et seq.

 

Witness my hand and the seal of the County Court of said County at Office in Kountze, the day and year last above written.

 

E.H. Collins Clerk

County Court, Hardin County, Texas”

 

The family was back in court February 28, 1907 wrangling over the 1,151½ acres.  Attorney for the plaintiff represented 54 heirs, the attorney for the defendants represented eight heirs, and the attorney for the intervener represented 11 individuals.  A default judgment was rendered in the case, and the plaintiffs received 600 acres of land, the defendants received 551½ acres, and the interveners received "one-seventh of the east half of the SW quarter," according to Liberty County Deed Book 9, page 400.

 

In the next round in the Liberty District Court 70 litigants participated.  Included in the plaintiffs were "Salina Pipkin, feme sole; Willie Snow, Nellie Rye and her husband, Morgan Rye; Mrs. Sarah Nolan, D. S. Chandler, Collin Gowen, Mitchell Gowen, S. B. Gowen, Davis McCardle, Mrs. Sarah Martin, feme sole; Mrs. M. E. Clark, Joe McCoy, Oscar Baum, Alex Hughes, Vada McGregor, Gregor McGregor, Philomen Dulaney, J. M. Dulaney, C. C. 'Bill' Ellison, John Betts, Annie Jones, Ben Jones, Maud Robby, Mabel Jennings, John Jennings, Sadie Keaton, Walter Keaton, Dora Ellison, Kate Aiken, John Aiken, Ross Ellison minor and Robert Ellison, minor, represented by Susan Ellison next friend; Harvey Ellison, J. D. Baum, Hattie Baum, Sarah Hensley, H. S. Gowen, Thomas Gowen, John T. Gowen, Mollie Morse, A. Morse, Henderson Aikens, E. J. Norris, Lillian Gabro, A. Gabro, D. R. Rowe Massey, Mrs. Hattie Massey, Andrew Massey, W. C. Berry and Victoria Ashworth, mother and next friend of Addie Gowen, minor and Oscar Gowen, minor."

 

Included in the defendants were "Abbie Ducey, R. McDonald Arch McDonald, Violet Foster, E. J. Eyres, Cora Alice Munro Lee and her guardian, George H. Lee."

 

Included in the interveners were "T. A. Blair and wife, L. A. Blair, Nettie Darrow, Mrs. Rebecca Johnson, widow, T. A. Austin and wife Eva Austin, Frank Darrow, Harry Darrow, Ed L. Darrow and Gordon Gaither and his wife, Florence Gaither."

 

A generation later the family was still going at it over the Nancy Johnson Goins Survey, and the list of heirs had grown to over 300 wrangling people.

 

Children born to Thomas D. Gowen, Sr. and Nancy Johnson Goins include:

 

Anne Gowen                                                       born about 1793

          Sarah "Sally" Gowen                                    born about 1800

          Stephen Breckenridge Gowen                      born about 1804

          Aramintha Gowen                                         born about 1805

          Thomas D. Gowen, Jr.                                  born about 1807

 

Anne Gowen, daughter of Thomas D. Gowen and Nancy Johnson Gowen, was born about 1793 in South Carolina.  Her parents joined a wagontrain and arrived in Louisiana about 1803.  She was married about 1811, husband’s name White.  About 1817 they continued to live in Louisiana. 

 

She was remarried about 1819, husband’s name Campbell.  She was married for the third time to Joseph Greer about 1822 in Louisiana.  Joseph Greer was born in Louisiana in 1799.  The couple came to Texas between 1822 and 1825.

 

On September 9, 1826, Joseph Greer joined James McFadden, William Nash, Michael Nash, Thomas Nash and Benjamin Nash in voting to be attached to "the Nacogdoches Colony."  At that time they were living in the Atascosita District, Coa-huila y Tejas which had a total population of 407 people, in-cluding 76 slaves.  The Mexican enumerators followed the Spanish custom of listing all of the women by their original maiden names.

 

In the census of 1826 the household of Joseph Greer appeared in the Liberty District of the Atascosita Department:

 

          "Greer,                 Joseph                     27, born in LA

            Going,                  Anne                     33, born in SC

            White,                  Almire                     9, born in LA, daughter

                                        of Anne Going

            Campbell,          Elizabeth                   6, born in LA, daughter

                                        of Anne Going

            Greer,                   Sarah                      3, born in LA, daughter of

                                                                             Joseph Greer

            Greer,                   Alexander              1, born in TX, son of

                                                                            Joseph Greer”

 

Thomas D. Gowen wrote his will May 22, 1825 and in it mentioned that “I give and bequeath to my daughter Anny Gowens the Negro girl, Clarinda, aged about six years.”

 

“Anne Gowens of the Province of Texas and duly represented in these presents by her curatrix and mother, Nancy Gowens,” was mentioned in the probate proceedings of her father’s estate in Lafayette Parish in 1828.

 

Under Louisiana law at that time, perhaps due to Spanish and French influence, females were referred to by their maiden names in legal documents as well as the census enumerations.

 

Children born to Anne Gowen White Campbell Greer include:

 

          Almire White                                         born about 1817

          Elizabeth Campbell                               born about 1820

          Sarah A. Greer                                       born August 12, 1822

          Alexander Greer                                     born about 1825

 

The research of Nell Roberts shows four children born to Joseph Greer and Anne Gowen White Campbell Greer. 

 

Almire White, daughter of Anne Gowen White was born about 1817 in Louisiana.  She appeared in the 1826 census of Liberty District as a nine-year-old.

 

Elizabeth Campbell, daughter of Anne Gowen White Campbell, was born about 1820 in Lousiana.  She appeared in the 1826 census of Liberty District as a six-year-old.

 

Sarah A. Greer, daughter of Joseph Greer and Anne Gowen White Campbell Greer, was born August 12, 1822 in Louisiana, according to the research of Nell Roberts.  She was enumerated as a three-year-old in the 1826 Mexican census of Liberty District. 

 

She was married June 29, 1838, at age 16, to John W. Lynch.  She was remarried August 1, 1842 in Harris County, Texas to John Motley Hensley as his third wife.  He was previously married to Mary Pryor who died about 1840, according to the research of Shannon Greer.  Subsequently he was remarried to Sarah Greer Lynch, widow of John Lynch on a license issued by the Republic of Texas, dated August 1, 1841.

 

He was born April 24, 1806 in Tennessee to Harmon Hensley and Elizabeth “Betsy” Hensley, according to Roberts research.  It was suggested that they were enumerated in the 1840 census living in Austin County, Texas.

 

The family was recorded October 9, 1850 living in Washing-ton County, Texas, Household 80-80, page 289:

 

“Hensley,                          John          44, born in TN, mechanic, $200 -                                                                                     personal property

                                                Sarah         28, born in LA

                                                J. A.           12, born in TX, female

                                                J. H.             5, born in TX, male

                                                L. E.            3, born in TX, female

                                                Elizabeth     1, born in TX, male

          Gray,                              William    60, born in Ireland”

 

It is believe that the family was recorded in Burleson County, Texas in the 1860 census.  During the Civil War, John Motley Hensley served in Company I, Thirtieth Texas Cavalry Regiment, C.S.A.

 

On July 8, 1870 the household of John Motley Hensley was enumerated in Austin County, San Felipe District, page 320:

 

          “Hensley,              John M.                63, born in TN, farmer

                                       Sarah                     44, born in LA, housewife

                                       Sophronia             17, born in TX, at home

                                       Wayne                   11, born in TX, attending school

                                       Tennessee                9, born in TX, attending school

                                       Willie Carles           4, born in TX, male”

 

On June 9, 1880 the family of John Motley Hensley was re-corded in the 1880 census of Hamilton County, Texas, Enum-eration District 70, page 381:

 

          “Hensley,            John M.               74, born in TN, father born in

                                       VA, mother born in SC

                                       Sarah                   57, born in La, father born in LA,

                                                                          mother born in NC, wife

                                       Wayne D.             21, born in TX, father born in

                                        TN, mother born in LA

                                      Tennessee S.        18, born in TX, father born in

                                      TN, mother born in LA, at

                                      home

                                     Will C.                14, born in TX, father born in

                                     TN, mother born in LA, at

                                     Home

          Sussimus,        Henry M.              16, born in MO, father born in

                                    KY, boarder, student”

 

John Motley Hensley died in 1898 in Mills County, Texas and was buried at Payne Gap, according to Ina Zoe Davis Morgan in “Mills County Memories.”  Sarah A. Greer Lynch Hensley died June 20, 1910 in adjoining Lampasas County, Texas, and was buried in Center Cemetery near Lometa, Texas.

 

Sarah "Sally" Gowen, daughter of Thomas D. Gowen and Nancy Johnson Gowen, was born in South Carolina about 1800.  She was married about 1829 to Isaiah L. Fields in South Carolina, according to Sherry Louise Martin Chitty.  Isaiah L. Fields was appointed administrator of the estate of Nancy Johnson Gowen in 1832. 

 

Isaiah L. Fields and Sarah “Sally” Gowen Fields were enumerated in the 1840 census of the Republic of Texas in Liberty County. 

 

Of him, Joyce McNiel Munson wrote:

 

“Isaiah S. Fields was born in Jefferson County, Virgin-ia [later West Virginia] in 1820.  He was married to Sa-rah Gowin in Louisiana.  They came to Texas about 1829, as a member of Joseph Veline's Colony.  He was a farmer and settled in Grand Cane, Texas [now in Liberty County.

 

He applied for a Mexican land grant December 12, 1834.  By this time, he had 2 more children, both born in Grand Cane. His application was granted June 12, 1835.  His brother, Thomas Fields was killed before claiming his land grant.

 

Isaiah S. Fields served in the Army of Texas from July 7, 1836 until October 7, 1836, as a member of Capt. Hardin's Company. For this service he received bounty warrants in 1843, 1855, and 1857.

 

He had three more children all born at Grand Cane.  He and Sarah were probably charter members of the Con-cord Baptist Church in Liberty County.

 

In 1848, Sarah “Sally” Gowen Fields executed a deed to William H. Fields and Vernal B. Fields, according to Liberty County deed records.

 

She reappeared in Liberty County at Grand Cane, Tex-as living in Household No. 168 in the federal census of 1860.  She wrote her will April 1, 1872, according to Liberty County Will Book D, pp 120-122.

 

On February 19, 1879, she applied for a Revolutionary War Veteran's Widow's Pension and executed a power of attorney in connection with it.  On March 28, 1883, she reapplied for a pension.”

 

Joyce McNiel Munson reports that she was enumerated in the 1880 census of Liberty County, Household No. 98, living alone.

 

Both Isaiah L. Fields and Sarah Gowen Fields then died on Fields Plantation "in Alabama," according to Norma Huey, a descendant who was born in Liberty.  Norma Huey was married to Joseph L. McClelland, according to "Founders and Patriots of the Republic of Texas," Volume 2.

 

The research of Joyce McNiel Munson shows that Sarah “Sal-ly” Gowen Fields died at Ironwood, Texas in Liberty County and was buried in Fields Cemetery located on their plantation in Liberty County.  Both Sarah and her husband, Isaiah S. Fields, are buried in unmarked graves in Fields Cemetery in Liberty County Texas.

 

Joyce McNiel Munson wrote,

 

“This cemetery is located on land he had set aside, out of his original Mexican land grant for a family ceme-tery, and an historical marker was placed inside the cemetery.

 

All three of their sons served the Confederacy in the Civil War.  Her youngest son, William Harrison Fields, was fatally wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg.  All three were mentioned in "There Never Were Such Men Before " By Ruth Peebles. ”

 

Children born to Isaiah S. Fields and Sarah “Sally” Gowen Fields include:

 

          Sophronia B. Fields                       born in 1829

          Serena Fields                                  born in 1830

Selina J. Fields                                     born June 6, 1833,

Randolph R. Fields                              born in February 1839

Vernal B. Fields                                   born May 5, 1842

          William Harrison Fields               born August 10, 1843,

 

Sophronia B. Fields, daughter of Isaiah S. Fields and Sarah “Sally” Gowen Fields was born in 1829 in Louisiana.  She was married about 1847 to Samuel D. Sansom.  They were enum-erated in the 1850 census of Liberty County, Household No. 161.  She was remarried May 1, 1853 to John Walker Stevens in Polk County, Texas.  He was the son of Miles Stevens and Mary Staples Stevens, according to Joyce McNiel Munson.  John Walker Stevens served in the Fifth Texas Infantry Regi-ment in Hood’s Brigade.  He was wounded in the Battle of Sharpsburg at Antietam, Maryland and was captured in the Battle of Gettysburg July 2, 1863.

 

John Walker Stevens gave a deed to Sophronia B. Stevens January 21, 1867.  They were enumerated in the 1870 census of Chambers County, Texas, Household No. 80.  She died June 14, 1872 at Moss Hill, Texas.

 

John Walker Stevens wrote a summary of his Confederate ser-vice in “War Reminiscences.”  Later he became a judge in Hill County, Texas and a Methodist preacher.

 

Children born to John Walker Stevens and Sophronia B. Fields Sansom Walker include:

 

          Miles G. Stevens                                   born about 1858

          Jack R. Stevens                                     born about 1865

          Osborn Harry Stevens                           born October 1, 1866

 

Serena Fields, daughter of Isaiah S. Fields and Sarah “Sally” Gowen Fields, was born in 1830 at Grand Cane, Texas.  She was married about 1847 to Valentine “Tiny” Buxton, son of Alexander Buxton and Aramintha Gowen Buxton.  She was remarried to Henderson A. Akins.  He was enlisted in Febru-ary 1862 in A. W. Spaights’ cavalry company.

 

She died June 21, 1896 in Liberty County and was buried in Fields Cemetery.

 

Children born to Valentine “Tiny” Buxton and Serena Fields Buxton include:

 

Sarah Buxton                              born in 1849

Elizabeth Buxton                        born in 1852

 

Children born to Henderson A. Akins and Serena Fields Buxton Henderson include:

 

Henderson V. Akins                              born in 1866

Lillie E. Akins                                       born in 1870

 

Lillie E. Akins, daughter of Henderson A. Akins and Serena Fields Buxton Akins was born in 1870.  In the 1870 census she was enumerated as “Martha L. Akins, 3/12” suggesting that her name was changed.  She was married about 1887 to Albert Gabro.  She died in Kountz, Texas.

 

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Selina J. Fields, daughter of Isaiah S. Fields and Sarah “Sally” Gowen Fields was born June 6, 1833 at Grand Cane, Texas, according to an affidavit filed June 18, 1846 by Mrs. Vernal McNulty.  She was married to William C. Claybrooks about 1855.  She was remarried August 2, 1868 in Liberty County to Eli Sechart Stephenson, son of William Stephenson and Mary Prewitt Stephenson.

 

Eli Sechart Stephenson enlited March 27, 1862 at Galveston, Texas as a private in Company F, 26th Confederate Cavalry Regiment [DeBray’s].  He was a farmer and died of typhoid fever August 12, 1871.

 

She was remarried to Laird David Pipkin December 20, 1874 in Liberty County.  The ceremony was performed by her bro-ther, R. R. Fields, justice of the peace.

 

Children born to William C. Claybrooks and Selina Fields Claybrook include:

 

          William C. Claybrooks, Jr.                       born about 1857

          Sally Claybrooks                                        born about 1859

          Leroy Claybrooks                                      born about 1861

         

Children born to Eli Stephenson and Selina Fields Claybrook Stephenson include:     

 

          Martha “Mattie” Stephenson                     born May 16, 1870

 

Children born to Laird David Pipkin and Selina Fields Clay-brook Stephenson Pipkin include:

 

          Annie Pipkin                                                   born February 28, 1874

 

William C. Claybrooks, Jr, son of William C. Claybrooks and Selina Fields Claybrooks, was born in 1857.  He was married about 1880 to Ada, Richardson.  They were the parents of a young child that died in childhood.

 

Sally Claybrooks, daughter of William C. Claybrooks and Selina Fields Claybrooks, was born about 1859.  She died in childhood.

 

Leroy Claybrooks, son of William C. Claybrooks and Selina Fields Claybrooks, was born about 1861.  He died in his childhood.

 

Martha “Mattie” Stephenson, daughter of Eli Stephenson and Selina Fields Claybrooks Stephenson, was born May 16, 1870 at Ironwood, Texas in Liberty County.  She was married to William Cullen Sutton, son of Oliver Sutton and Mary Deason Sutton, December 26, 1886 in Liberty County.  She was mar-ried second to John Scott September 7, 1906.  She died Jan-uary 8, 1907 in Liberty County and was buried in Fields Cemetery.

 

Children born to them include:

 

          Hattie L. Sutton                                         born August 24, 1887

          Pearl Clista Sutton                                     born February 20, 1890

          Mamie “Mae” Sutton                                 born February 4, 1892

          Inez Ethel Sutton                                        born April 4, 1894

          Bertie Sutton                                               born September 11, 1895

          Lillian Sutton                                               born September 18, 1897

          A. Dewey Sutton                                         born September 29, 1899

          William Ula Sutton                                     born in February 1902

 

 

Hattie L. Sutton, daughter of William Cullen Sutton and Martha “Mattie” Stephenson Sutton, was born August 24, 1887 in Liberty County.  She was married there March 13, 1905 to Enoch McCaig.  She was remarried to Clarence Ray.

 

Pearl Clista Sutton, daughter of daughter of William Cullen Sutton and Martha “Mattie” Stephenson Sutton, was born February 20, 1890 in Liberty County.  In 1910 she was work-ing at a boarding house in a Liberty County sawmill town.  She was married March 11, 1911 at Fuqua, Texas to Oscar Lee Munson.  She died February 8, 1968 at Livingston, Texas in Polk County and was buried in Blue Water Cemetery.

 

Mamie “Mae” Sutton, daughter of daughter of William Cullen Sutton and Martha “Mattie” Stephenson Sutton, was born February 4, 1892 in Liberty County.  She was married to Cash Doucette October 17, 1910.  Later she was remarried to George H. Norris.  She died January 7, 1968 and was buried at Devers, Texas.

 

Inez Ethel Sutton, daughter of daughter of William Cullen Sutton and Martha “Mattie” Stephenson Sutton, was born April 4, 1894 in Liberty County.  She was married to Sidney Clay Wallace May 19, 1911.  She died January 20, 1974 and was buried in Fields Cemetery.

 

She was described by  Description by her nephew Dempsie Henley in his book  "The Murder of Silence:"

 

"My Aunt Ina Wallace, a bundle of endless energy, was and is a most unusual, but vanishing individual.  She must weigh at least 90 pounds.  She can outwalk, out-fish, outhunt just about anyone in the Big Thicket.  Though she is now in her late 70's, she is still very active in the woods. She wears ankle top lace mens’ shoes, an apron made from feed sacks, and an old-fash-ioned bonnet and long dress. 

 

With this early-day costume she roams the Trinity Riv-er bottom country without fear.  She still shoots an old 12-gauge shotgun with accuracy and is considered the best trapper in the area.  This Big Thicket pioneer is generous to a fault.  One of my greatest childhood de-lights was to visit my Aunt Ina at Clark.  She would always make us a big sack of delicious tea cakes.  Also she would take us on hunting and trapping trips for which she would act as guide, instructor, and cook.  She knows the Big Woods and its inhabitants as well as anyone I ever knew.

 

While Aunt Ina is a kind-natured soul and naturally generous, she can also become a 90-pound terror!  When she is provoked she will challenge anything and anybody.  We all learned this at an early age and stayed clear of her when her patience had run out.  Even today when she decides to go into the woods she will take a good 'dip' of Levi Garrett snuff, slip on her gunny sack, put on her old bonnet and strike out at a pace that would leave most of us panting in the shade."

 

 

 

 

 

              [5]  Bertie SUTTON, b. September 11, 1895, Clark Liberty County, Texas;

                   d. July 11, 1899, Clark Liberty County, Texas.

 

              [6] Lillian SUTTON, b. September 18, 1897, Clark Liberty County, Texas;

                    d. December 23, 1968, Buried: Fields Cemetery;

                    m. (1) Willie  HENLEY, October 14, 1914, Clark Liberty County, Texas.

                    m. (2 ) Primrose Wallace.

 

              [7] A. Dewey SUTTON, b. September 29, 1899, Liberty Co. Texas;

                    d. November 09, 1933, Buried Fields Cemetery;

                    m. Exa Christine LEGG, October 04, 1924, Clark, Liberty County, Texas.

                    Notes for A. DEWEY SUTTON:

                    He worked in the Oil field.

 

             [8] William Ula SUTTON, b. February 1902, Clark Liberty County, Texas;

                   d ------ Buried : (-?-) Cemetery at Dayton, Texas;

                   m. Bertie LILLIE  FUDGE.

 

 

Child of Selina FIELDS and Laird PIPKIN is:

    V. Annie  PIPKIN, b. February 28, 1874;

        d. April 10, 1966, Liberty Co. TX. Buried: Fields Cemetery;

        m. (1) John  ISLER; m. (2) Thea RYE;

        m. (3) Richard HART; m. (4) Dan POOL.

 

4.) Randolph R. FIELDS, b. February 1839, Grand Cane, Liberty Co., Republic of Texas;

     d. 1902, Clark, Liberty Co. TX. Buried: Fields Cemetery.

         He married (1) Eliza TARKINGTON. He married (2) Martha J. ROSS.

 

        Notes for Randolph R. FIELDS:

        CSA - Recruited March 08, 1862, Liberty Co. Texas as a Pvt., Co. K,

        5 th Texas Infantry, Hoods Brigade. Residence- Liberty Co. TX., Occupation - Farmer.

        His grave is now marked with a CSA Marker.

        On the 1850, Liberty Co. TX. Census, his name is listed as " Major ".

 

        More About Randolph R. FIELDS:

        Fact 1: December 29, 1879, District Court Records, Polk Co. Texas

        Fact 2: January 01, 1880, District Court Records, Polk Co. Texas.

        Fact 3: October 21, 1889, Proclamation by the Governor of the State of Texas.

        Fact 4: August 12, 1903, Deed Records, Liberty Co. Tx., Vol. 7, p. 402.

        Fact 5: November 07, 1902, Deed Records Lib. Co. Tx. to C. J. Gerlach & Bro.

        Fact 6: September 30, 1903, Bill from B.F. Waldrep - $30.00 for medical treatment.

        Fact 7: October 22, 1903, Bill for nursing and charge for making coffin - $70.80

        Fact 8: January 13, 1904, Inventory and Appraisement of Estate, Jack McNulty, Adm't.

        Fact 9: July 1905, Claim against Estate by Gerlach Bros. for note on 286 acs. of land.

 

        Notes for Martha J. ROSS:

        She took their children and went to Comanche Co. Texas, but was living in Liberty Co. Texas

        in 1880.

 

Children of Randolph R. FIELDS and Martha J. ROSS are:

    I. William  FIELDS, b. 1869.

    II. Mattie  FIELDS, b. 1873; m. L. B. THOMAS.

    III. Leah  FIELDS, b. 1870; m. P. R. CLARK.

    IV. Rena  FIELDS, b. 1876; m. A. W. EVANS.

 

5.) Vernal B. FIELDS, b. May 05, 1842, Grand Cane, Liberty County, Republic of Texas;

     d. June 05, 1872, Liberty Co. Texas Buried: Fields Cemetery.

         He married Meranda A. TOMPKINS May 05, 1868, daughter of A.N.B. TOMPKINS.

 

        Notes for Vernal  B. FIELDS:

        CSA - Enlisted August 24, 1861, Livingston, Texas as a Pvt. Co. K, 5 th. Texas Infantry,

        Hoods Brigade. Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate of Disability,

        December 16, 1861, Richmond, Va. Re-enlisted as a Pvt. ,

        Company F, Reily's Regiment, October 11, 1862, Livingston, Texas.

         His grave is marked with a CSA Marker.

 

        Vernal was working in a the field when he saw a storm coming, as he leaned on his hoe,

        watching the clouds, he was fatally struck by lightening.

        Records describe as having Hazel eyes, dark complexion and black hair.

 

Children of Vernal  FIELDS and Meranda TOMPKINS are:

    I. Arminta Minnie FIELDS, b. 1869, Ironwood, Liberty Co. Texas.

       Notes for Arminta Minnie FIELDS:

       She died very young.

    II. Vernal Elizabeth  FIELDS was born July 30, 1872 in Ironwood, Liberty Co. Texas,

       She died September 03, 1955 in Baytown, Texas; Buried: Concord Cemetery.

       She married Jackson Frankeon  MCNULTY January 01, 1888 in Liberty County, Texas.

       Notes for Vernal Elizabeth FIELDS:

       She ran a Post Office at Clark, Texas.

 

      Children of Vernal Elizabeth FIELDS and Jackson MCNULTY are:

       [1] Eddie Jackson MCNULTY, b. August 27, 1890; m. Mollie A. BLAKLEY.

       [2] Baby Boy MCNULTY.

       [3] Minnie Lee MCNULTY, b. January 20, 1895; d. May 17, 1977.

       [4] Alton Zellie MCNULTY, b. January 20, 1895; d. February 1920.

       [5] Evie MCNULTY, b. July 1899.

       [6] Christie MCNULTY, b. April 03, 1908.

       [7] Myrtle MCNULTY.

       [8] William Blackwell MCNULTY, b. 1914; d. June 12, 1991.

 

6.) William Harrison FIELDS, b. August 10, 1843, Grand Cane, Liberty Co, Republic of Texas;

     d. July 16, 1863, Gettysburg, PA. Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va..

    Notes for William Harrison H. FIELDS:

    CSA - Recruited March 08, 1862 at Liberty, Texas as a Pvt., Co. K, 5 th Texas Infantry,           Hood's Brigade. He was

wounded in the chest and shoulder and captured

at Gettysburg, Pa. July 02, 1863. He died in a Federal Hospital in Pa.

and was Re-interred after the war and buried in an unmarked grave in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.

A Memorial CSA Marker has been placed in Fields Cemetery, Liberty County, Texas...... his family's cemetery.

 

 

 

Stephen Breckenridge Gowen, son of Thomas D. Gowen and Nancy Johnson Gowen, was born about 1804, probably in Louisiana, according to Sherry Louise Martin Chitty, a seventh-generation descendant of Onalaska, Texas.  He was married about 1827, wife's name Adeline.  She was born about 1811.  He was remarried November 14, 1836 [1846?] to Edith Perkins who was born in 1826.  Stephen Breckenridge Gowen died in 1874.

 

Children born to Stephen Breckenridge Gowen and Edith Perkins Gowen are unknown.  Children born to him and Ade­line Gowen include:

 

          William Thomas Gowen                                   born about 1830

          James Gowen                                                     born about 1832

          Emily Gowen                                                     born about 1836

          Hadley Gowen                                                   born about 1838

          Catherine Gowen                                              born about 1841

          Alfred Gowen                                                    born about 1845

          Nancy Gowen                                                    born about 1848

          Menosval Gowen                                              born in 1854

 

William Thomas Gowen, son of Stephen Breckenridge Gowen and Adeline Gowen, was born about 1830 in Atascosita District.  He was married about 1852 to Delilah [Sampson?] Nash, probably in Louisiana, according to Sherry Louise Martin Chitty. 

 

Children born to William Thomas Gowen and Delilah Sampson Nash Gowen include:

 

          William Lawrence Gowen                                          born about 1854

          Breckenridge Gowen                                                   born about 1860

          Fulton Gowen                                                              born about 1863

          James Gowen                                                               born about 1866

          Richard Gowen                                                            born about 1870

          Bray Gowen                                                                 born about 1874

 

All the above children were born in Louisiana.

 

William Lawrence Gowen, son of William Thomas Gowen and Delilah Sampson Gowen, was born in Louisiana about 1854.  He was married about 1877, wife's name Narcissa.  He was remarried about 1880 to Sue Dowden.  Later he was married a third time to Mary Mallissa "Melissa" Dawson Goins Gowen.  She was a daughter of Thomas Dawson of Illinois, according to a descendant, Candie Sims Witherspoon of Lake Charles, Louisiana in a message dated August 6, 1998.

Mary Mallissa “Melissa” Dawson was first married to W. S. Goins February 27, 1895 in Trinity County, Texas.  Florence Goins, a daughter was born to them about 1897.  W. S. Goins was killed by A. Chandler about 1899, probably in Trinity County, according to Candie Sims Witherspoon.

 

Mary Mallissa “Melissa” Dawson Goins Gowen was enumerated in the 1900 census as a widow living with her widower father Thomas Dawson.  Her younger sister Henrietta Dawson  and Florence Goins, daughter of Mary Mallissa “Melissa” Dawson Goins were living with them.  Mary Mallissa “Melissa” Dawson Goins Gowen was remarried later, husband’s name Hamilton.  She died in Hornbeck, Louisiana and was buried in Beech Grove Methodist Cemetery in Leesville, Louisiana.

 

Children born to William Lawrence Gowen and Narcissa Gowen are unknown.

 

Children born to William Lawrence Gowen and Sue Dowden Gowen include:

 

          Julia Ann Goins                                        born October 30, 1882

 

Children born to William Lawrence Gowen and Mary Mallissa "Melissa" Dawson Goins Gowen include:

 

          Ida Goins                                                            born about 1885

          Lula Goins                                                          born about 1887

          Isabelle "Belle" Goins                                        born about 1889

          Oscar Goines                                                       born about 1890

 

Julia Ann Goins, daughter of William Lawrence Gowen and Sue Dowden Gowen, was born in Texas October 30, 1882.  She was married about 1900 to William Lawrence Martin.  She was remarried about 1920, husband's name Taylor.  About 1930 she was remarried to William P. Wilson.  She died December 18, 1960 in Oklahoma. 

 

Children born to William Lawrence Martin and Julia Ann Goins Martin include:

 

          William Lawrence "Ted" Martin          born Nov. 16, 1905

 

William Lawrence "Ted" Martin, son of William Lawrence Martin and Julia Ann Goins Martin, was born November 16, 1905 in Durant, Oklahoma.  He was married about 1928, wife's name unknown.  In 1939 they lived in Corpus Christi, Texas.  He died in Alice, Texas in November 1947.

 

Children born to him include:

 

          Sherry Louise Martin                                     born December 19, 1939

 

Sherry Louise Martin, daughter of William Lawrence "Ted" Martin, was born in Corpus Christi December 19, 1937   She was married about 1960, husband's name Chitty.  In 1994, she, a member of Gowen Research Foundation, lived in Onalaska, Texas.  Children born to Sherry Louise Martin Chitty are un­known.

 

Ida Goins, daughter of William Lawrence Gowen and Mary Mallissa "Melissa Dawson Goins Gowen, was born about 1885.  Of this individual nothing more is known.

 

Lula Goins, daughter of William Lawrence Gowen and Mary Mallissa Dawson Goins Gowen, was born about 1887.  Of this individual nothing more is known.

 

Isabelle "Belle" Goins, daughter of William Lawrence Gowen and Mary Mallissa Dawson Goins Gowen, was born about 1889.  Of this individual nothing more is known.

 

Oscar Goines, son of William Lawrence Gowen and Mary Mallissa Dawson Goins Gowen, was born in 1890, “after the census was taken,” according to Candie Sims Witherspoon.   Oscar Goines was the son of Mary Melissa" Dawson Goins Gowen and "Dr. Hollis," according to Candie Sims Witherspoon.  He was raised by William Lawrence Gowen, but not legally adopted by him.

 

Oscar Goines was married about 1918 to Bertie Mae Shavers, according to Witherspoon research. 

 

Children born to Oscar Goines and Bertie Mae Shavers Goines include:

 

          Mary Margaret Goines                        born about 1920

          Anell Goines [twin]                            born about 1921

          Wanell Goines [twin]                         born about 1921

          Nazel Ruth Goines                             born about 1924

          Hazel Goines                                      born about 1927

          Shirley Goines                                    born about 1930

 

Mary Margaret Goines, daughter of Oscar Goines and Bertie Mae Shavers Goines, was born about 1920.  She was married about 1946 to Herman Eugene Ward.

 

Anell Goines, twin daughter of Oscar Goines and Bertie Mae Shavers Goines, was born about 1921.  She was married about 1944 to Ulas "Buck" Sandefer.

 

Wanell Goines, twin daughter of Oscar Goines and Bertie Mae Shavers Goines, was born about 1921.  She was married about 1944 to Vinson Calhoun.

 

Nazel Goines, daughter of Oscar Goines and Bertie Mae Shavers Goines, was born about 1924 and died in infancy, according to Witherspoon research.

 

Hazel Goins, daughter of Oscar Goines and Bertie Mae Shavers Goines, was born about 1927.  She was married several times, according to Witherspoon research.

 

Children born to Hazel Goins include:

 

          James Riley Goines                           born about 1944

 

James Riley Goines, son of Hazel Goines, was born about 1944 and legally adopted by her, according to Witherspoon research.  He was married about 1967, wife's name unknown.

 

Children born to James Riley Goines include:

 

          Mary Margaret Goines                 born about 1970

 

Candie Sims Witherspoon wrote August 6, 1998, "I am descended from their daughter, Mary Margaret Goines Ward."

 

Shirley Goines, daughter of Oscar Goines and Bertie Mae Shavers Goines, was born about about 1930.  She was married "to Joe Rigsby of Alabama," according to Witherspoon research.

 

Aramintha Gowen, daughter of Thomas D. Gowen and Nancy Johnson Gowen, was born about 1805, place unknown.  She received “one Negro boy named Aury, aged five years” under the terms of her father’s will.  On May 18, 1826, she joined other members of her family in signing an acceptance of the provisions of her father’s will.  She signed with an “X” suggesting that she was illiterate.

 

She was married about 1829 to Alexander Buxton.  Nancy Johnson Gowen died in the home of Alexander Buxton and Arimintha Buxton in Liberty County about 1836, according to an affidavit signed by Roxaline Merrett and Serena Akins on October 31, 1895.  Alexander Buxton died intestate.  Later Aramintha Gowen Buxton was remarried to Thomas Snow.

 

Children born to Alexander Buxton and Aramintha Gowen Buxton include:

 

          Valentine “Tiny” Buxton                           born about 1830

          Elan Buxton                                                born about 1832

          Mary Buxton                                               born about 1834

          Sarah Buxton                                              born about 1837

          Roxine Buxton                                            born about 1841

 

Valentine “Tiny” Buxton, son of Alexander Buxton and Arimintha Gowen Buxton, was born about 1830.  He was married about 1847 to a cousin, Serena Fields, daughter of Isaiah S. Fields and Sarah “Sally” Gowen Fields, was born in 1830 at Grand Cane, Texas.  She was remarried to Henderson A. Akins.  He was enlisted in February 1862 in A. W. Spaights’ cavalry company.  He died about 1871.

 

She died June 21, 1896 in Liberty County and was buried in Fields Cemetery.

 

Children born to Valentine “Tiny” Buxton and Serena Fields Buxton include:

 

Sarah Buxton                               born in 1849

Elizabeth Buxton                        born in 1852

 

Children born to Henderson A. Akins and Serena Fields Buxton Henderson include:

 

Henderson V. Akins                              born in 1866

Lillie E. Akins                                       born in 1870

 

Sarah Buxton, daughter of Valentine “Tiny” Buxton and Ser-ena Fields Buxton, was born in 1849.  She died in 1919.  He and his wife died before 1895 without a will, but the following children were born to them:

 

          Sarah Buxton                                                    born about 1871

          Araminta Buxton                                              born about 1873

 

Sarah Buxton, daughter of Valentine Buxton, was born about 1871.  She was married about 1890 to Robert Nolan.  In 1895 they lived in Liberty County.

 

Araminta Buxton, daughter of Valentine Buxton, was born about 1873.  She was married about 1890 to Thomas Snow.  They were deceased by 1895, leaving no will. 

 

Children born to them include:

 

          Mollie Snow                                                                     born about 1870

          James Snow                                                                       born about 1871

          W. H. Snow                                                                        born about 1872

 

Elizabeth Buxton, daughter of Valentine “Tiny” Buxton and Serena Fields Buxton, was born in 1852.

 

Henderson V. Akins, son of Henderson A. Akins and Serena Fields Buxton Henderson, was born in 1866

 

Lillie E. Akins, daughter of Henderson A. Akins and Serena Fields Buxton Akins was born in 1870.  In the 1870 census she was enumerated as “Martha L. Akins, 3/12” suggesting that her name was changed.  She was married about 1887 to Albert Gabro.  She died in Kountz, Texas.

 

Elan Buxton, daughter of Alexander Buxton and Arimintha Gowen Buxton, was born about 1832.  She was married about 1851, to W. M. Cherry.  Both died intestate before 1895, but Elan Buxton Cherry specified that her property go to her nephew, W. H. Snow, age about 22, of Liberty County, Texas.

 

Mary Buxton, daughter of Alexander Buxton and Arimintha Gowen Buxton, was born about 1834.  She was married about 1852 to Benjamin C. Clark.  He was deceased by 1895, and she, a widow, lived in Houston, Texas at that time.

 

Sarah Buxton, daughter of Alexander Buxton and Arimintha Gowen Buxton, was born about 1837.  She was married about 1857 to James Martin.  In 1895, she, a widow lived in Houston.

 

Roxaline Buxton, daughter of Alexander Buxton and Arimintha Gowen Buxton, was born about 1841.  She was married about 1858, to Robert[?] Merritt.  In 1895 and in 1906, she, a widow, lived in Liberty County.

 

Children born to Roxaline Buxton Merritt include:

 

          Hiram Merritt                                                 born about 1859

          Anna Cornelia Merritt                                    born about 1860

          Austin Merritt                                                 born about 1861

 

Anna Cornelia Merritt, daughter of Roxaline Buxton Merritt, was born in Liberty County about 1860.  She died in 1881, according to Bill Penny, a grandson of Minnesota.

 

Thomas D. Gowen, Jr, son of Thomas D. Gowen and Nancy Johnson Gowen, was born 1807, location unknown.  He was mentioned in the probate proceedings of his father in 1826 that he was 19 years old.

 

4. Arminta GOWIN, b. Abt. 1805.

5. Thomas D. GOWIN, b. Abt. 1807.

 

4. Arminta GOWEN  was born Abt. 1805.

    She married (1) Alexander BUXTON.

    She married (2) Thomas SNOW.

 

Children of Arminta GOWIN and Alexander BUXTON are:

1.) Elan  BUXTON, m. H. M. CHERRY.

2.) Mary BUXTON, m. Benjamin C. CLARK.

3.) Sarah  BUXTON, m. James  MARTIN.

4.) Roxaline  BUXTON, m. (Unknown) MERRETT.

5.) Valentine  BUXTON.

      He married Serena  FIELDS.

      Notes for Valentine BUXTON:

      Nickname was " Tiny ".

 

       Child of Valentine  BUXTON and Serena  FIELDS is:

        I. Sarah  BUXTON married (1) John  HENLEY.

           She married (2) James Michael CAIN.

 

        Children of Sarah  BUXTON and John  HENLEY are:

            (1). William Henderson  HENLEY, b. 1872; d. October 04, 1920;

                    m. Susie SUTTON.

            (2.) Cynthia Alice HENLEY, b. 1873; m.

 

             Children of Sarah  BUXTON and James Michael CAIN are:

             (3.) Minnie Blanch  CAIN, b. May 02, 1877

                     m. Benjamin E. SNELL.

             (4.) Swan CAIN, b. February 25, 1878.

             (5.) Chaplie "Chap" Harrison CAIN, b. April 21, 1879.

             (6.) Sam Houston CAIN, b. April 25, 1881.

             (7.) Robert Lee Wyatt CAIN, b. April 16, 1883.

             (8.) Maybry Elder CAIN, b. August 20, 1885.

 

Children of Arminta  GOWIN and Thomas SNOW are:

6.) Mollie  SNOW, m. Albert  MORSE.

7.) James  SNOW.

 

 

 

Descendant Researchers

 

          Suzy Cain, 310 Commander Creek, Rt. 2, Galveston, TX, 77554, 409/935-

8914

          Sherry Louise Martin Chitty, Box 1892, Onalaska, TX, 77360

          Bell Cain Morrow, 13370 Louisville St, Houston, TX, 77015

          Joyce Munson

 

ST. MARY PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

Robert Goings, negro, was born in 1880 in St. Mary Parish.  He was married about 1897 to Mary Bobb who was born there in 1880.  In 1900 he was employed as a farmer.

 

Children born to Robert Goings and Mary Bobb Goings in­clude:

 

          Fannie Goings                                           born November 20 1900

 

Fannie Goings, second child of Robert Goings and Mary Bobb Goings, was born in St. Mary Parish November 30, 1900, according to Jefferson County, Texas Birth Book 15, page 381.

 

TANGIPAHOA PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

John Gowens was enumerated as the head of a household in Tangipahoa Parish, Enumeration District 181, page 14, Ward 4:

 

          "Gowens,             John            28, born in LA

                                       Sarah           22, born in LA

                                       Mary             8, born in LA

                                       Thomas        7, born in LA

                                       Eugene         5, born in LA

                                       Fanny           2, born in LA"

 

TENSAS PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

Mattie Goings was enumerated as the head of a household in Tensas Parish, Enumeration District 74, page 41, Ward 1:

 

          "Goings,              Mattie                  28, born in Mississippi

                                       George                10, born in Mississippi

                                       Willie                    8, born in Mississippi

                                       Albert                    5, born in Mississippi"

                                             ==O==

Alexander Gowens, "negro, age 9, born in Louisiana"appeared in the 1880 census of Tensas Parish living in the household of Nelson Sims, Enumeration District 83, page 16.

 

TERREBONNE PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

Ben Gowens appeared as the head of a household in Terrebonne Parish, Enumeration District 188, page 6:

 

          "Gowens,            Ben,            29, born in VA

                                       Mary           31, born in LA

                                       Joseph        15, born in LA

                                       Jenisina        9, born in LA

                                       Matilda        7, born in LA

                                       Laura        3/12, born in LA"

 

UNION PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

David Goyne and Annis Sawyer were married about 1850, perhaps in Union County.  She was mentioned in the 1855 probate records of her father, Willis Sawyer.  David Goyne died during the Civil War.

 

Mrs. “Annie” Goyne was married March 4, 1870 to Elijah Hubbard Ward according to Union Parish Marriage Book 4, page 91 and Union Parish Marriage Book L, page 41.  After his death, Annis Sawyer Goyne Ward applied for a Confederate pension as his widow.

 

She was buried in Rocky Branch Cemetery in Union Parish, according to her death certificate.  She was the namesake for Emma Annis Sawyer, a niece and daughter of Samuel Sawyer, a brother.

 

Children born to David Goyne and Annis Sawyer Goyne are unknown.

 

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George Goines/Goynes was a resident of Union Parish May 13, 1891 when a daughter, Pinkie Goines/Goynes was born, according to the research of Kelly Reed, a granddaughter.

 

VERMILLION PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

No Gowens or spelling variations were enumerated in the 1850 census of Vermillion Parrish, according to "Vermillion Parish, Louisiana, 1850 Census" published by Attakapas Historical Association.

 

VERNON PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

Albert Goines, was born in Louisiana of parents unknown in 1858.  He was married about 1890 to Mary Emma Smith, who was born in Texas in 1871.  In 1894 Albert Goines and Emma Smith Goines lived in Vernon Parish.  They continued to live there, near Leesville where Albert Goines was a carpenter in 1900.

 

In 1918 Albert Goines was listed as a car repairman for Gulf Refining Company living at 222 Fifth Street, according to Port Arthur, Texas city directory.

 

"Albert Goines," perhaps a son of Albert Goines and Emma Smith Goines, died May 1, 1920 in Jefferson County, Texas, according to Texas BVS File No. 17265.

 

"Albert Goines" who lived at 4050 Anderson Street, Beau­mont, Texas died August 7, 1943 of pneumonia, according to Jefferson County Death Certificate No. 10778.  This individ­ual was indemnified as the son of "Tom Goines" and lived to the age of "87 years, 8 months, 3 days".  He had lived in Beaumont since 1917 and was a retired carpenter.  He was buried in Magnolia Cemetery.  Mary Emma Smith Goines died October 24, 1960 at the age of 88 at Beaumont, of arte­riosclerosis, according to Jefferson County Death Certificate No. 38645.

 

Children born to Albert Goines and Mary Emma Smith Goines include:

 

          Stang Lott Goines                                       born February 3, 1894

            [daughter]                                                  born about 1899

          Sidney Reese Goines                                   born February 28, 1900

          Julius Goines                                               born in 1902

 

Stang Lott Goines, son of Albert Goines and Mary Emma Smith Goines, was born in Vernon Parish February 3, 1894.  He moved to Beaumont in 1917.  In 1953 he was employed as a boilermaker by Bethlehem Steel Company.  He did not marry.  He died December 8, 1953 of leukemia at the age of 59.  He was buried in Magnolia Cemetery at Beaumont.

 

Stang Lott Goines left an estate of $4,400, including a resi­dence at 450 Avenue B, Beaumont and 1/8 interest in 240 acres of land located at Rose Pine, Louisiana to Sidney Ernest Goines, his nephew age 29, who lived at Beaumont.  Another nephew, Albert Arthur Goines was named independent executor of the will.

 

A daughter, name unknown, was born to Albert Goines and Mary Emma Smith Goines about 1897, probably in Vernon Parish.  She was married about 1920, husband's name Burrow.

 

Children born to the couple include:

 

          Virgil E. Burrow                           born about 1922

          Medora V. Burrow                        born about 1924

          Eddie A. Burrow                            born about 1927

          Phillip G. Burrow                          born about 1930

 

Apparently the mother of the above children was deceased prior to 1960 because her shares of the estate of Mary Emma Smith Goines went to the four children listed above.

 

Virgil E. Burrow was born about 1922.  In 1960 when he re­ceived 1/12 of his grandmother's estate he was living in New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

Medora V. Burrow was born about 1922.  In 1960 when Medora V. Burrow Morris received 1/12 of her grandmother's estate she was living in Houma, Louisiana.

 

Eddie A. Burrow was born about 1927.  In 1960 when he re­ceived 1/12 of his grandmother's estate he was living in DeRidder, Louisiana.

 

Phillip G. Burrow was born about 1930.  In 1960 when he re­ceived 1/12 of his grandmother's estate he was living in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

 

Sidney Reese Goines, son of Albert Goines and Mary Emma Smith Goines, was born near Leesville, Vernon Parish, Louisiana February 28, 1900, according to Jefferson County Birth Book 19, page 114.  Four children of Albert Goines and Mary Emma Smith Goines were still living at that time.  Mary Emma Smith Goines, resident of Beaumont, made a affidavit in connection with the birth certificate May 31, 1951.

 

Sidney Reese Goines was married to Sadie Thelma Matthew about 1920.  In 1923 they were living at Beaumont.  He was apparently married to Hilda Skinner about 1924.  In 1927 he was a longshoreman living at Beaumont.  He was apparently remarried to Sadie Thelma Matthew about 1926.

 

Sidney Reese Goines and Sadie Thelma Matthew Goines re­ceived an affidavit January 10, 1930 from Sarah Matthew, mother of Sadie Thelma Matthew Goines.  The affidavit, per­taining to a residence in Leonard Addition of Beaumont, men­tioned that A. E. Matthew, father of Sadie Thelma Mathew, died August 12, 1924, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 339, page 284.

 

Sidney Reese Goines and Sadie Thelma Matthew Goines re­ceived a deed from Arthur Choate March 26, 1953, according to Orange County Deed Book 153, page 200.  They also re­ceived a deed from Joshua T. Whitmire on the same date to four acres of land in the Sharp Survey, according to Orange County Deed Book 153, page 202.

 

It is believed that children born to Sidney Reese Goines and Sadie Thelma Matthew Goines include:

 

          Sidney Ernest Goines                                   born September 5, 1923

          Albert Arthur Goines                                    born February 2, 1925

 

It is believed that children born to Sidney Reese Goines and Hilda Skinner Goines include:

 

          Audrey Athelda Goines                 born January 3, 1927

          La Velva Gene Goines                  born August 15, 1928

          Charles Edward Goines                 born September 8, 1930

 

Sidney Ernest Goines, son of Sidney Reese Goines and Sadie Thelma Matthew Goines, was born September 5, 1923 at Beau­mont.  He was the sole beneficiary of the will of Stang Lott Goines who died in 1953.  He received an estate valued at $4,400 which included a residence at 450 Avenue B in Beau­mont and 1/9 interest in 240 acres of land at Rose Pine, Ver­non Parish.

 

Albert Arthur Goines, assumed to be a son of Sidney Resse Goines and Hilda Skinner Goines, was born February 2, 1925 at Beaumont, according to city health department records.

 

He enlisted at the U. S. Naval Training Station and U. S. Naval Hospital at San Diego, California.  He was discharged as a seaman second class December 17, 1943, according to Jefferson County Discharge Book 2, page 424.

 

Shortly after his discharge he was married to Pauline McIn­tyre who was born in 1921 at Vidor, Texas.  In 1945 he was a rigger living near Beaumont.  In 1947 Arthur Albert Goines and Pauline McIntyre Goines were living at 415 Jackson, Beaumont, where he was an ironworker.

 

They received a deed from Mary Conroy to four acres of land in the Sharp Survey of Orange County December 15, 1947, according to Orange County Deed Book 105, page 318.  They gave a deed to D. McIntyre November 14, 1951 to 3.86 acres in the Sharp Survey, according to Orange County Deed Book, page 517.  They purchased the property back from D. McIntyre March 8, 1952, according to Orange County Deed Book 144, page 180.

 

In 1953 Albert Arthur Goines was named the executor of the will of Stang Lott Goines, his uncle.  On July 3, 1957 Albert Arthur Goines and Pauline McIntyre Goines sold the 3.86 acres in Sharp Survey to W. O. McDonald, according to Orange County Deed Book 209, page 110.  They received a transfer from E. V. Martin to a lot in Pine Grove Addition, Orange County, April 30, 1958, according to Orange County Deed Book 219, page 469.

 

They repurchased the 3.86 acres from W. O. McDonald July 2, 1958, according to Orange County Deed Book 222, page 336.  On September 21, 1959 they resold the 3.86 acres in the sharp Survey to Cecil Morgan, according to Orange County Deed Book 242, page 175.

 

Albert Arthur Goines and Pauline McIntyre Goines were resi­dents of Beaumont, living on Lakeview Road, according to the 1972 telephone directory.

 

Children born to Albert Arthur Goines and Pauline McIn­tyre Goines include:

 

          Rose Mary Goines                             born February 2, 1945

          Carolyn Sue Goines                           born February 24, 1947

 

Rose Mary Goines, daughter of Albert Arthur Goines and Pauline McIntyre Goines, was born in Jefferson County Febru­ary 2, 1945, according to Jefferson County Birth Cer­tificate No. 34727.

 

Carolyn Sue Goines, daughter of Albert Arthur Goines and Pauline McIntyre Goines, was born February 24, 1947 at Beaumont, according to Jefferson County Birth Book 17, page 512.

 

Audrey Athelda Goines, daughter of Sidney Reese Goines and Sadie Thelma Matthew Goines, was born January 3, 1927, ac­cording to Jefferson County Birth Certificate No. 105396.

 

La Velva Gene Goines, daughter of Sidney Reese Goines and Sadie Thelma Matthew Goines was born August 15, 1928 at Beaumont, according to Jefferson County birth records.

 

Charles Edward Goines, believed to be the son of Sidney Al­bert Goines and Sadie Thelma Matthew Goines, was born September 8, 1920 at Beaumont.  In 1949 he lived at 415 Jackson Street, Beaumont.  On August 23, 1949 he enlisted in the U. S. Army and showed his civilian occupation as an of­fice manager.  He was discharged November 25, 1952 as a sergeant, according to Jefferson County discharge records.

 

Charles Edward Goines was married to Bernice Perkins, a native of Louisiana, in 1954, according to Jefferson County Marriage Book 86, page 376.  On November 17, 1958 they re­ceived a deed to two tracts of land in Orange County from Ira A Tracy, according to Orange County Deed Book 229, page 111.

 

Children born to Charles Edward Goines and Bernice Perkins Goines include:

 

          Sadie Thelma Goines                           born February 1, 1956

          Charlene Goines                                   born April 24, 1957.

 

Sadie Thelma Goines, daughter of Charles Edward Goines and Bernice Perkins Goines, was born February 1, 1956 at Beau­mont, according to Jefferson County Birth Certificate 97407.

 

Charlene Goines, daughter of Charles Edward Goines and Ber­nice Perkins Goines, was born April 24, 1957 at Beaumont, according to Jefferson County Birth Certificate No. 105023.

 

Julius Goines, son of Albert Goines and Mary Emma Smith Goines, was born in 1902, probably in Vernon Parish.  He moved to Beaumont in 1917.  He was married about 1920 to Fay Deathridge who was born at Iredell, Bosque County, Texas January 23, 1903.  She was the daughter of T. M. Deathridge who was born in Iredell, Texas and Lula Farrow Deathridge who was born in Hamilton County, Texas.

 

Julius Goines was a boilermaker in 1925.  In 1926 he was an electric welder there.  Julius Goines received a vendor's lein from Turnbow Lumber Company May 10, 1927 to lots in Beaumont, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 324, page 109.

 

Fay Deathridge Goines died of cerebral embolism February 11, 1942 after 22 years of residence at Beaumont.  Her home at the time was at 2914 Neches Street.  She was buried in Magnolia Cemetery.

 

Julius Goines as appointed administrator of the estate of his mother, Mary Emma Smith Goines, who died October 24, 1960.  The estate was valued at $44,422.65, including 240 acres of land in Vernon Parish and 44 acres of land in Bee County, Texas.

 

One third of the estate went to Julius Goines.  One third went to Sidney R. Goines.  One twelfth of the estate also went to each of the four grandchildrens.  Virgil E. Burrow of New Orleans, Louisiana; Medora V. Morris of Houma, Louisiana; Eddie A. Burrow of DeRidder, Louisiana and Phillip G. Burrow of Lake Charles, Louisiana.

 

Julius Goines at age 66, made a affidavit December 6, 1968 re­garding the heirship of Edie Annie Goines, according to Jeffer­son County Deed Book 1575, page 481.

 

Julius Goines stated that he had lived in Beaumont since 1917 and that Edie Annie Goines died October 29, 1968 at the age 68.  He stated that she was born in Sabine County, Texas De­cember 31, 1899 and that she was married to Marvine Veach in 1920.  He died January 10, 1950 at Sabine, Texas.  Julius Goines stated that he and Edie Annie Veach Goines was mar­ried at Jasper, Texas in 1950.

 

Children born to Julius Goines and Fay Deathridge include:

 

          Julius Monroe Goines                   born February 19, 1925

          Lila Fay Goines                              born October 16, 1926

 

Julius Monroe Goines, son of Julius Goines and Fay Deathridge Goines, was born at Beaumont February 19, 1925, according to Jefferson County birth records.  He died the same day.

 

Lila Fay Goines, daughter of Julius Goines and Fay Deathridge Goines, was born at Beaumont October 16, 1926, according to Jefferson County Birth Certificate No. 6475.

==O==

C. W. Goins and wife, Dezzie Liliedahl Goins, of Vernon Parish, deeded land in Bailey County, Texas to Ralph A. Liliedahl, also of Vernon Parish, January 12, 1952, according to Bailey County Deed Book 56, page 103.  Dezzie Liliedahl Goins was the former wife of Seth Liliedahl, deceased.

 

Don A. Goins, manager of Phoenix Drug and his wife, Sarah F. Goins, lived at 105 Miller Avenue, Leesville, Louisiana, according to the 1970 city directory.  Sarah F. Goins was a teacher at Hicks High School at that time.

                                        ==O==

E. O. Goins, having been a subscriber to the "Llano Colonist" for three years, became convinced by the publication to become a member of New Llano in 1931.  New Llano, located near Leesville, was one of the most successful socialist colonies in America, according to Don C. Marler, Foundation member of Woodville, Texas.

 

In a recorded interview, E. O. Goins stated that the colony failed because of "the bad quality of the land for agricultural use and the bad management decisions on the part of George Pickett."

                                             ==O==

Larry O. Goins, a postal clerk, and his wife, Velma B. Goins, lived at 907 Picknery Avenue, Leesville, according to the 1970 city directory.

                                               ==O==

Mildred Goins, an employee of Leesville State School, lived on Anacoco Lane, according to the 1970 city directory.

                                        ==O==

Milton Goins, an employee of Ft. Polk and his wife, Elsie L. Goins, lived at 502 North 6th Street, according to the 1970 Leesville city directory.  She was an employee of Vernon Ab­stract Company at that time.

                                             ==O==

Mrs. Minnie Johnson Goins, daughter of Ras Johnson and Frances Perkins Johnson, was born about 1924 in Pitkin, Lou-isiana.  In 1967 she lived in Pitkin.

                                             ==O==

Ottis Goins was elected mayor of Rosepine, Louisiana in October 1997, according to an article in the October 15, 1997 edition of "Beauregard Daily News" of DeRidder, Louisiana.

                                             ==O==

Vinetta Goins was born August 21, 1870 to parents unknown.  She was married January 21, 1889 in Vernon Parish to John Thomas Monroe Plummer, according to Barbara Farris.  He was the son of Thomas Plummer, born about 1835 in Tennessee who was married August 22, 1856 in Sabine Parish to Delitha Keel who was born about 1835 in Henry County, Alabama.  John Thomas Monroe Plummer died February 5, 1919 during the influenza epidemic along with two of his daughters, Allie Plummer and Belle Plummer, according to Allan Edwards.  Vinetta Goins Plummer died September 25, 1963.

 

WASHINGTON PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

George Goins was born about 1873, probably in Washington Parish, of parents unknown.  He was married about 1898 to Sarah Breland who was born about 1875 in Mississippi, probably in adjoining Pike County.  He died prior to 1934, and She died in 1934 and was buried in Washington Parish.

 

Children born to George Goins and Sarah Breland Goins include:

 

          Ella Mae Goins                                                 born January 12, 1903

 

Ella Mae Goins, daughter of George Goins and Sarah Breland Goins was born January 12, 1903.  She was married February 13, 1918, at age 15 to Fred Dee Hyatt, son of Dan Hyatt and Emma Savilla Goings Hyatt.  Dan Hyatt was born about 1855, and Emma Savilla Goings Hyatt was born in May 1858 in Louisiana.

 

WEST CARROLL PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

G. E. Gowan and his wife Edith B. Gowan of West Carroll Parish, joined others in giving a quit claim deed to R. E. Brower of Buchanan County, Missouri to 1,280 acres of land in Randall County, Texas and Armstrong County, Texas September 17, 1929, according to Randall County Deed Book 59, page 278 and Armstrong County Deed Book 36, page 448.

 

Edith B. Gowan was an heir-at-law in the estate of D. M. Brower and Lou W. Brower, both deceased, which included sections 1 & 2, Block 8 in Randall County.  Consideration was $100.  The conveyance was notarized for G. E. Gowan and Edith B. Gowan in Richland Parish, Louisiana.

 

 

 

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