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ROWAN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

 

Jesse Goine "of Rowan County" purchased 60 acres "on both sides of Elrods Creek near the Georgia road" for £50 August 12, 1797, according to Surry County, North Carolina Deed Book 150.  Witnesses were Nathaniel Goine and David Welch.  David Welch proved the deed in November 1797.

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Britton Going was married April 13, 1791 to Mary Chambers, according to "Marriages of Rowan County, North Carolina, 1753-1868" by Brent H. Holcomb.  Martin Miller was bondsman and signed Bond No. 125210, and Basil Gaither was a witness for the marriage of Briton Going and Mary Chambers Going. 

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David Going was a witness to a deed dated October 11, 1763 in which Abraham Whitworth [no wife] sold to Isaac Whitworth "both of Rowan County" 170 acres on the south side of Dan River for £100.  David Going and John Sharp proved the deed in October 1762.

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"John Going, one tithable" appeared in the 1768 tax list of Rowan County in the Dan River District, according to "Some Colonial Tax Lists of Rowan County, North Carolina, 1768-1775" by Jo White Linn, Sherburne Laughlin and Ransom McBride.  Their compilation was published in "North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal," Vol. 8, February 1982.

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Ezekil Goins was married to Sarah Gunter July 14, 1779 in Rowan County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 1157, bondsman William Butler, witness Jo Brevard, bond No. 125211.  Nothing more is known of Ezekil Goins and Sarah Gunter Goins.

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Eliza Goin was married November 20, 1869 in Surry County to Meshack Jessop as his second wife.  They settled near Albion Baptist Church in the county.  He was born March 8, 1833 in Stokes County, North Carolina to Elijah Jessop and Nancy Smith Jessop.  Meshack Jessop died in Surry County November 6, 1906.

 

Four children were born to Meshack Jessop and his first wife:

 

                Robert W. Jessop                                                                                born August 8, 1855

                Ruth Jessop                                                                                          born October 4, 1857

                John W. Jessop                                                                    born September 11, 1860

                James Jessop                                                                                        born about 1862

               

Two children were born to Meshack Jessop and Eliza Goin Jessop:

 

                Jacob Jessop                                                                        born about 1876

                Betty Jessop                                                                         born about 1880

 

Jacob Jessop, son of Meshack Jessop and Eliza Goin Jessop, was born about 1876 in Surry County.  He was married there September 20, 1898 to Melissy Goins, according to the research of Ann Torbett.  Melissy Goins died soon after their marriage, and Jacob Jessop was remarried to Ella King.  Fourteen children were born to the second marriage.  They lived near Mt. Herman Methodist Church in 1942.

 

Betty Jessop, daughter of Meshack Jessop and Eliza Goins Jessop, was born about 1880.  She was married August 7, 1900 in Patrick County, Virginia to Samuel Goin.  Children born to Samuel Goin and Betty Jessp are unknown.

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Annie Howerton Gowan who was married to Job Taylor was registered in 1947 by the D.A.R. on the services of her an­cestor, Pvt.  Balaam Bowers of North Carolina.  Annie How­erton Gowan Taylor was a member of Elizabeth Montford Ashe Chapter of Halifax, North Carolina.

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J. T. Gowan of Salisbury, North Carolina was mentioned in a letter written by H. H. Helper of Mocksville, North Carolina August 28, 1883.

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James Gowan was born April 19, 1798, according to his tomb­stone in Back Creek Churchyard near Mt. Ulla in Rowan County.  He died February 15, 1857 at age "58 yrs, 10 mos. & 20 days.”  He was buried beside his wife Nancy Gowan who died July 20, 1854 at age "47 yrs, 3 mos. & 26 days."

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Jesse Gowan was married to Salley Bass January 4, 1815, ac­cording to "Rowan County, North Carolina Marriages, 1750-1850."  Children born to Jesse Gowan and Salley Bass Gowan are unknown.

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John P. Gowan was married to Mary L. Luckey December 13, 1848, according to "Rowan County, North Carolina Mar­riages, 1750-1850."  Of John P. Gowan and Mary L. Luckey Gowan nothing more is known.

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William Gowan was listed as the head of a household in the 1810 census of Rowan County, page 311.  His household was one of nine Gowen [or spelling variations] families in North Carolina at that time, according to the federal census.

 

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

 

Robard Goans was married to Pegah Newton March 3, 1808 in Rutherford County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” Record 1103, bondsman William Hunt, witness Dad Hoyl, Bond No. 133595.  Nothing more is known of Robard Goans and Pegah Newton Goans.

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Daniel P. Goen was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 cenus of Rutherford County, Enumeration District 164, page 26 in Logan Store township:

 

                "Goen,    Daniel P.                                22, born in NC

                                                                Susan E.                 22, born in NC

                                                                John N.                    5, born in NC

                                                                Coren R.                                   3, born in NC"

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Edward Goin was married November 11, 1817 to Salley Goin, according to “Rutherford County, North Carolina Marriages, 1783-1850."  Joel Johnson was their bondsman and signed Bond No. 133602.  David Hay [Hoyl?] was a witness to the marriage of Edward Goin and Salley Goin Goin.  The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 1103.

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Winney Goin was married to Joseph Short November 23, 1854 in Rutherford County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 1279, bondsman Andrew Hamilton, witness.

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William G               10-15

                                                                                                white male                             10-15

                                             white female                          10-15

                                             white male                               5-10

                                             white male                               0-5

                                                                                                white female                            0-5"

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Obadiah Going was the only member of the family listed in the 1830 census of Monroe County, Tennessee.  His household appeared on Page 92 as:

 

                "Going,                  Obadiah                 white male             50-60

                                                                      white female          50-60

                                                                                                                                                white female          10-15"

 

Obadiah Goings appeared in the 1840 census of Monroe County, page 189:

 

                "Goings,                                Obadiah                 free colored male                  55-100

                                                                      white female                                          60-70"

 

He might have been of Melungeon ancestry, accounting for the dark color of his skin.

 

Obadiah Gowens was enumerated as the head of Household 484-71 in the 1850 census of Monroe County:

 

                "Gowens,               Obadiah                 73, born in born in VA, farmer,

$250 real estate

                                                                Synthia                  22, born in NC”

 

Obadiah Gowins and Synthia Gowins do not reappear in the 1860 census of Monroe County, according to Sandy Ratledge who researched the matter.

 

In September 1848 Hugh Goings of Monroe County was tried for "polygamy" at Madisonville, Tennessee by the Monroe County Circuit Court in Case No. 221, "the State of Tennessee vs. Hugh Goins."

 

Evidence presented showed that Hugh Goins was married to Elizabeth Goins in Rutherford County, North Carolina April 1, 1820 and "remained so married when on July 5, 1848 in Monroe County, Tennessee he married Peggy Taylor, his wife, Elizabeth, being alive."

 

Two weeks earlier Hugh Goins was married to Margaret "Peggy" Taylor in Monroe County by William Dyer, justice of the peace.  The license was obtained June 8, 1848 and the ceremony was performed 18 days later, according to "Monroe County, Tennessee Records, 1820-1850" by Reba Bayless Boyer.  The wedding took place June 26, 1848, according to "Monroe County, Tennessee Marriages, 1838-1850." 

 

"Peggy Goins" who was born in Virginia about 1815 was named as the head of Household 758-109 in the 1850 census of Monroe County:

               

                "Goins,                   Peggy                     35, born in born in VA

                                                                                Jessee                    20, born in TN

                                                                                Alfred                     17, born in TN

                                                                                Rody                      14, born in TN"

 

No mention is made of the conviction and imprisonment of Hugh Goins, but "Hugh Gowens" was enumerated in the state penitentiary in the 1850 census of Davidson County, Tennessee.  He had been jailed that year for bigamy:

 

                "Gowens,               Hugh                      53, laborer, born in TN"

 

Sandy Ratledge, family researcher of Cleveland, Tennessee in a later dated September 7, 1974 regarded Hugh Goins, bigamist, and Hugh Gowens, bigamist as the same man.

 

Whether Hugh Goins returned to Monroe County after his release from prison or not, is unknown.  Prison records of the state penitentiary at Nashville, if still available, might reveal something more of the prisoner.

 

Children of Margaret "Peggy" Taylor Goins are unknown.  Children born to Hugh Goins and Elizabeth Goins include:

 

                William H. Goins                  born about 1821

                Vice Goins                                             born about 1825

                Jesse Goins                                           born about 1830

                Alfred Goins                                         born in January 1833

                Thomas Goins                                      born about 1834

                Rhoda Goins                                         born about 1836

                James Goins                                          born about 1838

 

Three families living in adjacent locations in adjoining McMinn County, Tennessee at the time of the 1850 census were obviously related to each other and possibly the bigamist, Hugh Goins.  The households were enumerated as Andrew Goins, Household 2198-1516: William Brady, Household 2199-1517 and William Goins, Household 2200-1518.  Elizabeth Goins living in the household of Andrew Goins is possibly the Elizabeth Goins who was married April 1, 1820 in Rutherford County, North Carolina to Hugh Goins, the bigamist.

 

William H. Goins, believed to be the first child of Hugh Goins and Elizabeth Goins, was born in 1821 in North Carolina, probably Rutherford County.  He was married December 31, 1837 to Martha “Patsy” Hicks by William Rich, J.P.  She died shortly after their marriage, perhaps in childbirth.

 

William H. Goins was remarried September 7, 1838 in Blount County byRobert Delzell, J.P. to Rachel Rudd.  She was born about 1822.

 

William H. Goins appeared as the head of household in the 1850 census of McMinn County, Tennessee.  His household, No. 2200-1518, consisted of:

 

                "Goins,   William                   29, farmer, born in NC, illiterate

                                          Rachel                                    28, born in TN

                                                                Elizabeth                                  8, born in TN

                                                                Stephen                   5, born in TN

                                                                Hugh                                        1, born in TN

                                                                Vice                                        11, female, born in TN."

 

An interesting parallel is the family of William Going who also appeared in the 1850 Census in Davidson County, Tennessee, household No. 233.  The household was enumerated as:

 

                "Going,                  William                                   37, born in TN

                                   Rachel                                                    34, born in TN

                                                                                Elizabeth A.                           12

                                                                                Stephen J.                                              10

                                                                                Hugh                                                        5

                                                                                Tabitha J.                                                 1"

 

Although the ages do not match, it is possible that this was the household of William Goins who had moved to Davidson County to be near his father who was imprisoned there at that time.

 

Rachel Rudd Goins died about 1854 in Blount County.  William H. Goins was remarried October 25, 1858 in Blount County to Susannah “Susan” Shoun who was born about 1842 in Tennessee.  She died after 1880.

 

William H. Goins was a farmer and a brickmill laborer.  He died after 1880 perhaps in Blount County, Tennessee, according to Sandy Ratledge.

 

Children born to William H. Goins and Rachel Rudd Goins include:

 

                Vice Goins                                                                                             born about 1839

                Elizabeth Anne Goins                                                          born in 1843

                Stephen Alexander Goins                                   born in 1845

                Hugh H. Goins                                                                      born August 30, 1849

                Lucinda J. Goins                                                                   born about 1850

                William Henry Goins                                                           born in 1851

 

Children born to William H. Goins and Susannah “Susan” Shoun Goins include:

 

                Ann D. Goins                                                                                        born about 1860

                Sarah M. Goins                                                                     born about 1864

                Mary A. “Polly” Goins                                        born about 1866

                John B. Goins                                                                                       born about 1867

                Ellen Goins                                                                                            born about 1870

                James Goins                                                                                          born about 1871

                Dallas Goins                                                                                          born about 1876

                Josephine Goins                                                                   born about 1879

 

Vice Goins, regarded as the first child of William H. Goins and Rachel Rudd Goins, was born about 1839 in Blount County.  She was a namesake of Vice Goins Brady, believed to be her aunt.  Vice Goins appeared in the 1850 census of McMinn County as an 11-year old living in the household of her parents, No. 2200-1518. 

 

Elizabeth Anne “Betsy” Goins, daughter of William H. Goins and Rachel Rudd Goins, was born in August 1840, in Blount County, according to Sandy Ratledge.  She appeared in the 1850 census of McMinn County in the household of her parents, No. 2200-1518, as an eight-year-old born in Tennessee.

 

She was married in McMinn County September 1, 1858, at age 15 to James Franklin Ratledge, who was born in Tennessee in 1840, according to McMinn County marriage records.  James Franklin Ratledge was born in January 1834 in Greene County, Tennessee to Asbury Ratledge and Lucinda Jane Stallions Ratledge, No. 725, who appeared in the 1860 census of McMinn County as:

 

                "Ratledge,                             James                     20, laborer, $50 personal

property, born in TN

                             Elizabeth                19, housekeeping, born in TN

                                                John          9/12, born in TN”

 

The household of James Franklin Ratledge appeared in the 1880 census of Monroe County, Tennessee, Enumeration District 1, Sweetwater Precinct, as:

 

                "Ratledge,                             James                                     46, born in TN

                                                          Elizabeth                                40, born in TN

                                                                                John                                       19. born in TN

                                                                                Mary J.                   17, born in TN

                                                                                James                                     14, born in TN

                                                                                Eliza                                        13, born in TN

                                                          Sallie                                       10, born in TN

                                                                                Lemuel                     8, born in TN

                                                                                Barnett                     5, born in TN

                                                                                Maurice                   3, born in TN

 

James Franklin Ratledge served as a private in Company G, 59th Tennessee Mounted Infantry Regiment, CSA during the Civil War.  He later received a Confederate pension from the State of Tennessee.  He died June 7, 1916 in Blount County and was buried in Cedar Point Cemetery, Maryville, Tennessee in an unmarked grave.

 

Elizabeth Anne Goins Ratledge died August 7, 1907 and was buried in Old Mt Harmony Baptist Church cemetery in an unmarked grave, according to Mark H. Hall, a-great-great-grandson of Prairie Village, Kansas and a Foundation member.

 

Children born to James Franklin Ratledge and Elizabeth Anne Goins Ratledge include:

 

                John Ratledge                                                                       born in 1860

                Mary Jane Ratledge                                             born about 1863

                James Ratledge                                                     born in 1866

                Eliza Ratledge                                                       born in 1867

                Sallie Ratledge                                                      born in 1870

                Lemuel Ratledge                                                   born in 1872

                Barnett Ratledge                                                  born in 1875

                Maurice Ratledge                                                 born in 1878

 

Lemuel Ratledge, sixth child of James Franklin Ratledge and Elizabeth Anne Goins Ratledge, was born in 1872, probably in Monroe County.  He was married to Mary Lee "Mollie" Robinson December 2, 1893.  She was born about 1872.  He died in October 1932 and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Athens, Tennessee in an unmarked grave.  Mary Mollie Robinson Ratledge died January 27, 1927.

 

Children born to Lemuel Ratledge and Mary Lee “Mollie" Ratledge include:

 

                Henry Lee Ratledge                             born February 14, 1905

 

Henry Lee Ratledge, only known son of Lemuel Ratledge and Mary "Mollie" Robinson Ratledge, was born February 14, 1905 in Meigs County, Tennessee.  He was married about 1918, wife's name unknown.

 

Children born to Harry Lee Ratledge include:

 

                Acton Ernest Ratledge                        born July 23, 1927

 

Acton Ernest Ratledge, son of Harry Lee Ratledge, was born July 23, 1927.  He was married about 1948 to Ethel Ruth Coleman, who was born September 23, 1932, the daughter of Winifred Coleman and Mattie Lee Goins Coleman.

 

Children born to Acton Ernest Ratledge and Ethel Ruth Coleman Ratledge include:

 

                Ernest Stephen Ratledge                    born March 21, 1949

 

Ernest Stephen Ratledge, son of Acton Ernest Ratledge and Ethel Ruth Coleman Ratledge, was born March 21, 1949 at Athens, Tennessee.  He served four years in the U. S. Navy.

 

Ernest Stephen Ratledge was married December 14, 1969 to Sandra Jo "Sandy" Nipper.  In September 1974, Ernest Stephen Ratledge was a senior at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga majoring in business administration and accounting.  Sandra Jo "Sandy" Nipper Ratledge, a graduate of Tennessee Wesleyan College at Athena was a teacher at Cleveland Junior High School.  They made their home at 4629 Vance Street, Cleveland, Tennessee.

 

Stephen Alexander Goins, son of William H. Goins and Rachel Rudd Goins, was born about 1841 in Blount County.  He appeared in the 1850 census of McMinn County in the household of his parents, No. 2200-1518, as a five-year-old born in Tennessee.

 

Stephen Alexander Goins was a private in Company C, Third Tennessee Mounted Infantry Regiment, U. S. Army, as was his brother, Hugh H. Goins, according to Sandy Ratledge.  She wrote September 7, 1974.

 

"We have some Civil War records for Stephen A. Goins and Hugh Goins, sons of William Goins.  We have a copy of Stephen A. Goins' discharge paper; a great-uncle has the tattered original.  Also we have a copy of a photograph of Stephen Goins in his Union Army uniform; a great-aunt has the original of this."

 

"One of the Civil war stories about him is that he was captured by the Rebs near Sweetwater and very narrowly escaped the noose.

 

"Stephen was a strikingly handsome man.  He had coal black, wavy hair, ebony eyes and a small mustache.  Only 5'6", he was small in stature and weight.  I find his picture most unusual because the eyes seem to speak and communicate from the very page."

 

"His descendants claim that the family was Indian.  We know that Stephen wove beautiful baskets from strips of tree bark.  We are thrilled to have inherited a perfect example of his skill--an original child's basket.  Although blackened with age, it holds a cherished place in our china hutch,"

 

Stephen Alexander Goins was married August 10, 1865 in Blount County at age 22, to Nancy Jane Ann Jones.  Nancy Jane Anne Jones Goins died in 1868.

 

Stephen Alexander Goins was remarried August 27, 1868 in Blount County to Mrs. Margaret Teresa Hammontree Henry, widow of Samuel L. Henry.  A. Goins and James Wolf were their bondsmen.  She was born about 1831 in Blount County to James Hammontree and Nancy Divine Hammontree.  She died July 25, 1901 in McMinn County and was buried in Buttram Methodist Church Cemetery.

 

He was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Monroe County, Tennessee, Enumeration District 9, as:

 

                "Goins,                   Stephen J.                                              39,

                                   Margaret                                                50,

                                                                                Campbell A.                          11,

                                                                                George H.                                                9,

                                                                                James Robert                          5,

                  Goin,                                     William H.                              29, brother"

 

Following the death of Theresa Margaret Hammontree Goins, on July 25, 1901, Stephen J. Goins, at age 57, was remarried to Catharine Robinson February 25, 1902, according to McMinn County marriage records.  She was born in March 1882 in Tennessee.

 

Stephen Alexander Goins died April 27, 1910 and was buried in Buttram's Baptist Cemetery with a government marker.

 

Children born to Stephen Alexander Goins and Theresa Margaret Hammontree Goins include:

 

                Campbell Alexander "Cam" Goins                     born Sept. 2, 1869

                George H. Goins                                                                                                   born in 1871

                James R. Goins                                                                                                     born in 1875

 

Children born to Stephen J. Goins and Catharine Robinson Goins include:

 

                Samuel Goins                                                                                                                        born about 1904

                William Goins                                                                                                       born about 1906

                Margaret Goins                                                                                                    born about 1908

 

Campbell Alexander "Cam" Goins, first child of Stephen J. Goins and Theresa Margaret Hammontree Goins, was born September 2, 1869, probably in Monroe County, Tennessee.

 

He appeared in the 1880 census of Monroe County, Tennessee in the household of his parents in Enumeration District 9, as an 11-year-old.

 

He was married to Florence Robinson about 1891.  Florence Robinson Goins died of tuberculosis a few years later.  Campbell Alexander "Cam" Goins was married to Lily Mae Cranfield January 18, 1899.  He died October 14, 1946 and was buried in Buttram's Baptist Church Cemetery, Athens, Tennessee.  Lily Mae Cranfield Goins died May 6, 1971 in Monroe County, Tennessee.

 

Two daughters was born to Campbell Alexander "Cam" Goins and Florence Robinson Goins:

 

                Belle Goins                                                                            born about 1893

                Hester Goins                                                                         born about 1896

 

Children born to Campbell Alexander "Cam" Goins and Lily Mae Cranfield Goins include:

 

                Eliza Goins [twin]                 born April 21, 1905

                Laura Goins [twin]                               born April 21, 1905

                Mitchell Goins                                      born February 3,1908

                John Goins                                                            born March 22, 1909

                Mattie Lee Goins                                  born August 22 1910

                Ollie Goins [male]                 born April 1911

                Homer Goins                                                         born about 1914

                Isaac Goins                                                           born about 1917

 

Belle Goins, first child of Campbell "Cam" Goins and Florence Robinson Goins, was born about 1893.  She was married to Simon Bogess about 1913.  Simon Bogess and Belle Goins Bogess reared Samuel Goins and William Goins.

 

Hester Goins, second child of Campbell Alexander "Cam" Goins and Florence Robinson Goins, was born about 1896.

 

Eliza Goins, first child and a twin of Campbell Alexander "Cam" Goins and Lily Mae Cranfield Goins, was born April 21, 1905.  About 1925 she was married to Willis Gamaliel Coleman.

 

Laura Goins, second child and a twin of Campbell Alexander "Cam" Goins and Lily Mae Cranfield Goins, was born April 21, 1905.  About 1925 she was married to Arlee Key.  Later Laura Goins Key was married to James White.

 

Mitchell Goins, third child of Campbell Alexander "Cam" Goins and Lily Mae Cranfield Goins, was born February 3, 1908.  He was married to Janie Elizabeth Coleman about 1928.  He died September 11, 1966.  Children born to Mitchell Goins and Janie Elizabeth Coleman Goins are unknown.

 

John Goins, fourth child of Campbell Alexander "Cam" Goins and Lily Mae Cranfield Goins, was born March 22, 1909. He was married about 1929 to Elizabeth Emerson.  Of the descendants of John Goins and Elizabeth Emerson Goins nothing is known.

 

Mattie Lee Goins, fifth child of Campbell Alexander "Cam" Goins and Lily Mae Cranfield Goins, was born August 22, 1910.  She was married to Winfred Absalom Coleman September 24, 1927.  Children born to W. A. Coleman and Mattie Lee Goins Coleman include:

 

                Norma Louise Coleman                                                       born about 1929

                Naomi Rose Coleman                                                          born about 1930

                Ethel Ruth Coleman                                                                             born about 1931

                Thelma Lee Coleman                                                                           born about 1933

                Herbert Nelson Coleman                                                     born about 1935

                Charles Donald Coleman                                                    born about 1938

                Iva Joyce Coleman                                                                               born about 1941

                Carolyn Kathleen Coleman                                 born about 1943

                Peggy Irene Coleman                                                                          born about 1946

                Johnnie Lynn Coleman                                                       born about 1948

                Joe Coleman                                                                                                          born about 1950

                Elaine "Phyllis" Coleman                                    born about 1953

                Harriet Elizabeth Coleman                                   born about 1955

                Lorna Kaye Coleman                                                                           born about 1957

 

Ethel Ruth Coleman, third child of W. A. Coleman and Mattie Lee Goins Coleman, was born September 23, 1932.  She was married about 1948 to Acton Ernest Ratledge, her cousin.  For details of their life, see his section.

 

Ollie Goins, sixth child of Campbell Alexander "Cam" Goins and Lily Mae Cranfield Goins, was born in April 1911.  About 1931 he was married to Pauline Gregory.  Children born to Ollie Goins and Pauline Gregory Goins are unknown.

 

Homer Goins, seventh child of Campbell Alexander "Cam" Goins and Lily Mae Cranfield Goins, was born about 1914.  He was married about 1934 to Nelle Cabe.  Of Homer Goins and Nelle Cabe Goins nothing more is known.

 

Isaac Goins, eighth child of Campbell Alexander "Cam" Goins and Lily Mae Cranfield Goins, was born about 1917.  He was married first to Idella Sneed and second to Wanda Smith.  Children born to Isaac Goins, Idella Sneed Goins and Wanda Smith Goins are unknown.

 

George H. Goins, son of Stephen Alexander Goins and Margaret Hammontree Goins, was born in 1871, probably in Monroe County.  He appeared in the 1880 census of Monroe County, Enumeration District 9, in the household of his parents as a 9-year-old.

 

George H. Goins was “killed by a train in Cleveland, Tennessee during the 1950’s, according to a message written March 2, 2002 by Frances Belcher, a descendant.

 

James R. Goins, believed to be a son of Stephen Alexander Goins and Margaret Hammontree Goins, was born in 1875, probably in Monroe County.  He appeared in the 1880 census of Monroe County Enumeration District 9, in the household of his parents as a five-year-old. 

 

Hugh H. Goins, son of William H. Goins and Rachel Goins, was born August 30, 1849, probably in McMinn County.  He appeared in the 1850 census in the household of his parents as a one-year-old.  He served as a private in Company C, 3rd Tennessee Mounted Infantry Regiment, U.S.A.  He was married September 23, 1865 in McMinn County to Narcissa C. Blackwell.  Children born to Hugh H. Goins and Narcissa C. Blackwell Goins are unknown.

 

He was married June 12, 1868 to Belzonia Rudd in Blount County, Tennessee by Andrew Carpenter, justice of the peace.

 

Children born to Hugh H. Goins and Belzona Rudd Goins include:

 

                Samuel Russell Goins                                                                          born about 1869

 

Samuel Russell Goins, regarded as a son of Hugh Goins and Belzonia Rudd Goins, was born about 1869.

 

Samuel Russell Goins was married November 25, 1888 to “Nancy A. Willburn,” according to Blount County Marriage Book 2, page 274. 

 

Children born in Tennseess to Samuel Russell Goins and Nancy A. Wilburn Goins include:

 

Charles A. Goins                                                            born in August 1889

Sarah M. Goins                                                              born in August 1892

John B. Goins                                                                 born in June 1896

Hattie E. Goins                                                               born November 5, 1899

 

Hattie E. Goins, daughter of Samuel Russell Goins and Nancy A. Wilburn Goins, was born November 5, 1899.  She was married about 1920, husband’s name Jacoups.

 

William Henry Goins, son of William H. Goins and Rachel Rudd Goins, was born in 1851, probably in McMinn County, Tennessee.  He appeared in the 1880 census of Monroe County, Tennessee living in the household of Stephen Alexander Goins, his brother. 

 

Vice Goins, daughter of Hugh Goins and Elizabeth Goins, was born in 1825 in North Carolina, probably Rutherford County.  It is believed that she was married in Tennessee to William Brady about 1846, probably as his second wife.

 

The household of William Brady, No, 2199-1517, was enumerated in the 1850 census of McMinn County, Tennessee in an adjacent location to the households of Andrew Goins and William Goins, sons of Hugh Goins.  Occupants of the household were:

 

                "Brady,                  William                   35, laborer, born in NC

                                                                                Vice                                        25, born in NC

                                                                                Malinda                 16, born in TN

                                                                                Margaret                                12, born in TN

                                   Eveline                   10, born in TN

                                                                                Nancy                                      4, born in TN

                                   Rachel                                      1, born in TN"

 

It is speculated that Mrs. Vice Brady was the second wife of Willie Brady and the mother of Nancy Brady and Rachel Brady only.

 

Jessie Goins, believed to be the third child of Hugh Goins and Elizabeth Goins, was born in 1830, probably in Monroe County.  He appeared in the 1840 census of his father's household, page 195 in Monroe County, as a "white male, age 10-15."

 

He reappeared in the 1850 census of Monroe County in the home of his step-mother, Peggy Goins, Household No. 758 as a 20-year-old laborer who was born in Tennessee.

 

Alfred Goins, believed to be the third child of Hugh Goins and Elizabeth Goins, was born in 1833, probably in Monroe County.  He appeared in the 1840 census of his father's household, page 195 in Monroe County as a "white male, age 5-10."  He reappeared in the 1850 census of Monroe County, Tennessee in the household of his step-mother, Peggy Goins, Household No. 758 as a 17-year-old born in Tennessee. 

 

On September 26, 1856 Alfred Goins was married to Elizabeth Stone by G. Milton Hicks, Esquire, "all of Monroe County", according to the "Athens Post".  "Alfred Govens" obtained a license to marry to Elizabeth Stone September 17, 1856, according to "Monroe County, Tennessee Records 1820-1870" by Reba Bayless Boyer. 

 

It is believed that Alfred Goins served in the Fourth Alabama Cavalry Regiment in the Civil War.

 

Alfred Goins and Elizabeth Stone Goins reappeared in the 1870 census of Monroe County, Sixth Civil District, page 6, Household 40-40 on July 12, 1870 near Madisonville, Tennessee, without children, as :

 

                "Goings,                Alfred                     35, farm laborer, $100 personal

property, born in TN

                                                                Betsy                      35, born in TN"

 

Alfred Goins of Hardin County, Tennessee applied to the State of Tennessee for Confederate Pension No. 10394, as a veteran of the Fourth Alabama Cavalry Regiment.

 

"Alfred Goens" was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Monroe County, Enumeration District 111, page 1, Civil District 6:

 

                "Goens,                  Alfred                     67, born in January 1833 in TN

                                                                                Mary                      44, born in May 1856 in TN"

 

Thomas Goins, believed to be the fourth child of Hugh Goins and Elizabeth Goins, was born in 1834 in Tennessee, probably Monroe County.  He appeared in the 1850 census of McMinn County, in the household of Andrew Goins, unidentified, Household 2198-1516.  The household was enumerated as:

 

                "Goins,   Andrew,                 35, no occupation, born in TN

                                                                Elizabeth                                50, born in TN

                                                                Thomas                  16, no occupation, born in TN

                                                                James                                     12, born in TN”

 

Elizabeth Goins in the above enumeration is believed to be the mother of Thomas Goins and James Goins.

 

Roda Goins, believed to be the fifth child of Hugh Goins and Elizabeth Goins, was born in 1836, probably in Monroe County.  She appeared in the household of her father in the 1840 census of Monroe County, page 193, as a "white female under 5."

 

She reappeared in the 1850 census of Monroe County in the household of her step-mother, Peggy Goins, Household No. 758 as a 14-year-old born in Tennessee.

 

Roda A. Goins was married to James M. Hill December 17, 1874 in Monroe County, according to "Monroe County, Tennessee Records" by Reba Bayless Boyer.  If this individual is Rody Goins, above, then she was married at age 38. 

 

James Goins, believed to be the sixth child of Hugh Goins and Elizabeth Goins, was born in 1838, probably in Monroe County.  He appeared in the household of Andrew Goins, Household No. 2198-1516 in the 1850 census of McMinn County as a 12-year-old.

                                             ==O==

Daniel P. Goen appeared as the head of a household enumerated in the 1880 census of Rutherford County, Enumeration District 164, page 26 in Logan Store Township as:

 

                "Goen,                    Daniel P.                                22, born in NC

                                          Susan E.                 22, born in NC

                                                                John M.                   5, born in NC

                                                                Coran R.                   3, born in NC”

                                             ==O==

Alexander Going purchased land in Rutherford County, in 1796, according to Rutherford County Deed Book M-Q, page 330, as "Alexander Going, grantee" of land from "James Hudleston, grantor."

 

He appeared in the 1810 census of Rutherford County, as the head of a household, "over 45" with family.

 

Alexander Gowin, Benjamin Gowin and James Gowin were enumerated as heads of households in the 1810 census of Rutherford County, page 103.  On Page 104 were recorded James Gowin and William Gowin.

 

On February 23, 1818 "Alexander Gowan of Rutherford County" conveyed 200 acres of land to Robert Wells of the same county.  Consideration was $200, according to Rutherford County Deed Book 29, page 31.  The deed was signed with an "X" and witnessed by Hugh Gowan, who also signed with an "X," suggesting both were illiterate.

                                        ==O==

Michael L. Goins of Pasadena, Maryland wrote August 3, 1999 of Alexander Goins who lived in Rutherford County in the mid-1800s.  He suggested that there were two individuals there at that time named Alexander Goins.  Michael L. Goins gave his descent as:

 

                Alexander Goins m. Anna Sisk

                  Daniel Perkins Goins m. Susannah Elizabeth Watkins

                    Boyce Elzie Goins m. Sara Dessie Rosaleen Hudson

                      Boyce Elzie Goins, Jr. m. Jeanette Louise Schell

                        Michael L. Goins m. Denise Arlene Keyes

 

Daniel Perkins Goins was born in Cherryville, North Carolina in Rutherford County.  He was buried in Zoar Baptist Church Cemetery at Shelby, North Carolina.  Susannah Elizabeth Watkins Goins survived him and lived near their son, Clyde Goins at Cherryville.  She was buried in Patterson Grove Cemetery in Cleveland County, North Carolina.

 

John Martin Goins, son of Daniel Perkins Goins and Susannah Elizabeth Watkins Goins, was born at Cherryville and was buried in Kings Mountain, North Carolina.  John Martin Goins cited the names of his grandparents in his father's death certificate.

                                             ==O==

G. A. Gowan was named executor of the estate of William Cunningham, deceased, in Monroe County in September, 1859.

                                             ==O==

John Going was married to Nancy Jane Thompson August 2, 1841, according to "Monroe County, North Carolina Records" by Reba Bayless Boyer.  Children born to John Going and Nancy Jane Thompson Going are unknown.

                                             ==O==

William Going was one of 116 Rutherford County men who aligned with the Tories during the Revolutionary War.  They served in the defeated army of Lt. Col. Patrick Ferguson in the Battle of Kings Mountain.  Because of their action they were charged with treason by the Rutherford County Court, and their property was confiscated by the state.  It is assumed that all of these men fled the state.

 

In the battle 225 loyalists were killed, 163 were wounded and 715 were taken prisoner.  As to patriots casualties, 28 were killed and 68 were wounded.

 

The information below comes from "Morgan District, NC Superior Court of Law & Equity; Misc. Records, Book III" and is a transcription of court proceedings against suspected Tories.

 

"State of North Carolina               }

Rutherford County                        }

 

At a County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions began and held for said county on the Second Monday of July in the year of our lord one thousand Seven Hundred & Eighty two, before the Worshipfull William Gilbert, James Whithrow & Jonathan Hampton and Other Justices asigned & Duly Commd.  With full Power and Authority and Jurisdiction to hold the Said Court and to hear try and determine all petit larceny, assault, Batteries, trespasses, breaches of the peace and Other Misdemeanors of What Kind So ever of an inferior nature and also duly Authorised and Impowered by an Act of Assembly in such case made & provided to hear try adjudge & Determine all Cases of Confiscated Property in the County aforesaid, The Jurors for the State on their Oath present & Say that

 

William Mills, William Going, Arthur Taylor, Moses Whitly, Freeman Jones, Thomas Townsend, Phelemon Hankins, Joseph McDaniel, Jeremiah McDaniel, John Hendrix, James Kelly, James Lemar, William Adams Sen, William Adams Jur, James Upton, Benjamin Adams, Benjamin Adams Junr, John Morgan, Moses Wright, William Henson Jur, Giles Williams, Essex Capshaw, John McDaniel, Joseph Clark, John Thomason, John Owins, Thomas George, William Thompson, Jeremiah Webb, John Walburt, Isaiah Blackwell, William Webb, John Webb, Thomas Camp, Micajah Proctor, John Camp, James Camp, John Camp Jur, David Morgan, William Nettle Jur, Alexander Coulter, Joseph Moore, William Morgan, Thomas Goodbread, John King, Elias Morgan Senr, James Cook Senr, John Goodbread, George Revis, William Duning, Phillip Goodbread Jur, Federick Jones, Isham Revis, John Davice, Neel Wilye, Ambros Mills, George Davice, George Davice Jur, Gideon Rucker, Stophen Walburt, James Chitwood Sen, Joseph Chitwood, Richard Chitwood, William Battle, James Capshaw, John Richardson, Stephen Langford, Joseph Lawrence, Joseph Underwood, Stephen Shelton, Andrew Poor, John Hutson, John Morris, William Hall, Shadrack Nettle, Tho. Whitesides, Elias Brock, Mark Powell, William Henry, Barna King, Giles Reynolds, Samuel Moore, Daniel Singleton, Jonas Bedford, Samuel Thompson, William Green, Isaac Cooper, Abel Langham, Benjamin Bigerstaff, Joseph Baily, Muphord Wilson, Caleb Taylor, Peter Dills, George Cox Jur, Edward Francis, Shadrack Avery, Arthur Owensby, George Cox, John Jones, Samuel Hendrix, John Cox & Joel Cox, David George, John Felts, Jesse Nettle, William Henson Sen, Brock Davice, James Patterson, William Shephard, Benjamin Moored, William Capshaw, Robert Taylor of Whiteoak, all late of the County of Rutherford, Planters, not reguarding the Duty of their Alle­gance to the said State & her laws or fearing the pains & penalties therein Contained on the first day of October in the year of Our lord One thousand Seven Hundred & Eighty with force & Arms in the County aforesaid Wickedly & treacherously entending and Designing as for as in them lay to Overturn the present free Government of this State & reduce the Inhabitants thereof Under the Power of the Army of Great Britain then & now at Open War with this State and the United States of America did then & there with force and Arms feloinously & treacherously Knowingly & Willfully did aid & assist the said King by Joining his Army Commanded by Major [Patrick] Ferguson and by bearing Arms in the Service of the said King Against the Good Government Peace and Dignity of this State; and the Jurors aforesaid on their Oath aforesaid do further Present & say that by their felony and treason by them respective in Manner & form aforesaid Committed have Severally forfeited their Goods & Chattels lands & tenements to the State according to a form of An Act of As­sembly in Such Case made & provided.

 

A True Bill - William Porter, foreman.   A true Copy of the Inquisition found by the Grand Jury - Certified by me, Felix Walker C.C."

                                        ==O==

William Goins [McGown?] appeared in the deed records of Rutherford County, according to "Rutherford County, North Carolina Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795."

                                             ==O==

Benjamin Gowan, age 25-45, appeared in the 1810 census of Rutherford County as the head of a household.

                                             ==O==

Benjamin Gowan, age 25-45, appeared in the 1810 census of Rutherford County, page 378 as the head of a household.

                                             ==O==

Early in 1958 the Rev. Dupree Gowan was called to take the pulpit duties at Harmon Street Baptist Church in Forest City, North Carolina, according to "Rutherford County, North Carolina, 1979: A People's Bicentennial History."

 

"Under his leadership the church began setting goals for each Sunday School class in order to reduce their in­debtedness rapidly.  By the end of his ministry in 1962, the church membership had increased to 132, and the church had added a baptistry, nursery and six more classrooms."

                                             ==O==

Elizabeth Gowen appeared in the 1820 census of Rutherford County page 55, as the head of a household, according to "Index to the 1820 Census of North Carolina."

 

A second Elizabeth Gowen, appeared in the 1820 census of Rutherford County, page 55, as the head of a household, ac­cording to the same volume.

                                             ==O==

Alexander Gowin, Benjamin Gowin and James Gowin were enumerated as heads of households in the 1810 census of Rutherford County, page 103.  On Page 104 were recorded James Gowin and William Gowin.

                                            ==O==

Edward Gowin appeared as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Rutherford County, page 2, according to "Index to the 1820 census of North Carolina".

                                             ==O==

James Gowin appeared in the 1820 census of Rutherford County, page 379 as the head of a household.

                                             ==O==

James Gowin appeared in the 1820 census of Rutherford County, page 380 as the head of a household.

                                             ==O==

Sophia Gowing was married to Hiram Melton, October 15, 1827, according to “Rutherford County, North Carolina Marriages, 1783-1850,” Record No. 1213, bondsmen James M. Irwin and Thomas Lyles, witness: T. F. Birchett, bond No. 135110. 

 

SCOTLAND COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

 

Lula Goins was married to Walter Jackson about 1913, and they lived on a farm near Laurinburg, North Carolina, according to Joe Grant of Hawaii.  Lula Goins Jackson was remarried to “a family friend, Pimi” after Walter Jackson died.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Dessa Jackson                                                                                      born about 1915

                Marilyn Jackson                                                                                   born about 1916

Lou Ellen Jackson                                                                          born about 1918

Lucy Jackson                                                                                                 born about 1920

Martha Lee Jackson                                                                      born about 1923

Beatrice Jackson                                                                                            born about 1925

Mattie Jackson                                                                                               born about 1928

Henry “Boss” Jackson                                                 born about 1932

Helen Jackson                                                                                                                born about 1935

 

STOKES COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

 

Stokes County was organized in 1789 with land from Surry County.

==O==

The 1850 census of Stokes County enumerated the following households, according to Jean Grider, Foundation member who compiled them:

 

“48-48                              Going,                    Jonathan                                28, born in VA,

                                                                                          Hannah                  24, born in VA

                                                                                          Mary F.                    2, born in NC

                                                                                          Sarah J.                    1, born in NC”

 

“49-49                              Going,                    James                                     26, born in VA

                                                                                          Betsey                    27, born in NC

                                                                                          Polly                                         2, born in NC

                                                                                          Liburn                      1, born in NC”

 

“50-50                              Beazley, Thomas                  36, born in VA

                                                                                          Elizabeth                                26, born in NC

                                                                                          Franklin                  11, born in VA

                                                                                          Jas. W.                     8, born in VA

                                                                                                                Sally                                         8, born in VA

                                                                                                                Fanny                                       7, born in VA

                                                                                                                Jonathan                                  5, born in VA

                                                                                                                Isaac                                         1, born in NC”

 

                “51-51                     Going,                    John                                       60, born in VA

                                                                                                                Margaret                                60, born in NC

                                                                                                                Leroy                                      15, born in NC”

 

                “61-61                     Going,                    Thomas                  55, born in VA

                                                                                                                Jane                                        50, born in VA

                                                                                                                Ruthy                                     30, born in VA

                                                                                                                Becca                                     21, born in VA

                                                                                                                Frederick                                16, born in NC

                                                                                                                Emyette                  14, born in VA

                                                                                                                Amanda                                   9, born in NC”

==O==

Joseph Goans was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1790 census Stokes County, Salisbury District, according to "Heads of Families, North Carolina, 1790."  The family was recorded as:

 

                "Goans,  Joseph                  white male             over 16

                                                                                                                                white female

                                                                                                                                white male             under 16

                                                                                                                                white female         

                                                                                                                                white male             under 16

                                                                                                                                white female

                                                                                                                                white male             under 16

                                                                                                                                2 slaves"

                                             ==O==

Anthony Goin, mulatto was the head of a household enumerated in the 1880 census of Stokes County, Enumeration District 248, page 40, Snow Creek Township:

 

                "Going,                  Anthony                                42, born in NC, mulatto

                                   Elizabeth                                29, born in NC, mulatto

                                   Rose Lee                                12, born in NC, mulatto

                                                                                Nancy                                    10, born in NC, mulatto

                                                                                Richard                    9, born in NC, mulatto

                                                                                John R.                     7, born in NC, mulatto

                                                                                James H.                                  4, born in NC, mulatto

                                                                                Susanah                   1, born in NC, mulatto"

                                             ==O==

George Goin, mulatto was the head of a household enumerated in the 1880 census of Stokes County, Enumeration District 248, page 6, Snow Creek Township as:

 

                "Goin,                     George                   38, born in NC, mulatto

                                          Eliza                                        35, born in NC, mulatto

                                                                George W.             14, born in NC, mulatto

                                                                John H. G.                              12, born in NC, mulatto

                                                                Nancy E. F.            10, born in NC, mulatto

                                                                Fannie F.                                  8, born in NC, mulatto

                                                                Joseph                                     6, born in NC, mulatto

                                                                Lucy D.                    4, born in NC, mulatto

                                                                Sallie                2/12, born in NC, mulatto"

 

George Goin, mulatto, was the head of a household enumer­ated in the 1880 census of Stokes County Enumeration District 248, page 48, Snow Creek Township as:

 

                "Goin,                     George                   40, born in NC, mulatto

                                                          Mary                                      35, born in NC, mulatto

                                                                                James                                     12, born in NC, mulatto

                                                                                Pollie                                      10, born in NC, mulatto

                                                                                Bettie                                        8, born in NC, mulatto

                                                                                Josie                                         6, born in NC, mulatto

                                                                                George                     4, born in NC, mulatto"

                                             ==O==

Anderson Going was married to Parkey Frazer July 17, 1845, according to “Stokes County, North Carolina Marriages, 1783-1850," Record 1114, bondsman Joseph Richards, witness C. H. Nelson, Bond No. 138874.  Ten children were born to Anderson Going and Parkey Frazer Going, according to Dr. G. C. Waldrip III.  Two of the children remained in Goinstown, North Carolina, and the others removed to Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the 1880-90 period.

                                             ==O==

Frederic C. Going was married to Sally Beazly [Beasley?] December 5, 1860, according to “Stokes County, North Carolina Marriages, 1783-1850,” Record No. 1114, bondsman William S. Jessu, witness John Hill, Court Clerk, Bond No. 138875. Children born to Frederic C. Going and Sally Beazly Going are unknown.

==O==

Gilbery Going was married [no bride listed] September 14, 1839 in Stokes County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” Record No. 1114, bondsman Luis Going, witness William Ward, Bond No. 138876.  Nothing more is known of Gilbery Going.

                                             ==O==

William A. Going (colored) was married to Nancy E. Riddle (colored) September 11, 1866, according to “Stokes County, North Carolina Marriages, 1783-1850.”  The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01115, bondsman William P. Riddle, witness: J. G. H. Mitchell, bond 000138877.  The marriage was performed by N. Martin, J.P.  Of William A. Going and Nancy E. Riddle Going nothing more is known.

                                             ==O==

Gerusha Going, "free colored," was recorded as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Stokes County, page 26, ac­cording to "Index to the 1820 census of North Carolina."

                                             ==O==

Gilberry Going was married September 14, 1839, wife's name omitted, according to “Stokes County, North Carolina Mar­riages, 1783-1850." 

                                             ==O==

James Going was married December 14, 1858 to Emizet Going, according to “Stokes County, North Carolina Marriages, 1783-1850,” record 01115, bondsman Frederick Going, witness James M. Dearmin, Bond 138879.  The marriage was performed by James M. Dearmin, J.P.  Of James Going and Emizet Going Going nothing more is known.

                                             ==O==

John Going was married to Cieley Bolton May 10, 1838, ac­cording to “Stokes County, North Carolina Marriages, 1783-1850.”  Children born to John Going and Cieley Bolton Going are unknown.

                                             ==O==

John Going appeared in the 1840 census of Stokes County, page 188, as the head of a household composed of:

 

                "Going,  John      white male                             50-60

                                             white female                          40-50

                                                                                                white male                             15-20

                                             white male                             15-20

                                             white male                             10-15

                                             white male                               5-10

                                             white male                               0-5"

 

Two members over 21 in the household of John Going were illiterate.  Three members of the family were engaged in agri­culture.

 

Nearby was the family of Thomas Going who also appeared on page 188 as the head of a household in Stokes County 1840 census.  The family was rendered as:

 

                "Going,                  Thomas                  white male                             50-60

                                                                                                                                                white female                          30-40

                                                                                                                                                white female                          15-20

                                                                                                                                                white female                          10-15

                                                                                                                                                white female                          10-15

                                                                                                                                                white female                            0-5"

 

Two members of the household were engaged in agriculture, and one member of the family over 20 was illiterate.

                                             ==O==

Ellen “Nellie” Tilley, daughter of Martin Tilley and Polly Tilley was born about 1820, probably in Stokes County, North Carolina.  She was married about 1841, husband’s name Goins, according to Patricia M. Seaver of Williamsville, New York.  “Ellen “Nellie” Tilley Goins, 52, was remarried October 31, 1872 to Henderson Moorefield, 55, son of Allen Moorefield and Patsey Moorefield of Western Virginia” by S. J. Lackey, Baptist Minister in Snow Creek Township.  Witnesses were G. R. Fry, J. T. Fry and J. M. Fry, according to “Marriage Licenses of Stokes County, North Carolina, 1839-1887,” compiled by Harvey L. Lineback.

 

Apparently Henderson Moorefield was born about 1817 and was married about 1840 to Pauline Ashley.

                                             ==O==

Millard Goins and Betty Tilley Goins were residents of Stokes County in 1917 when a daughter was born.

 

Children born to Millard Goins and Betty Tilley Goins include

 

      Luvenia Goins                                                                                born in 1917

 

Luvenia Goins, daughter of Millard Goins and Betty Tilley Goins, was born in 1917.  She was married about 1935, husband’s name Flinchum.  Luvenia Goins Flinchum died October 10, 2001 at the age of 84 in Walnut Cove, North Carolina.

                                             ==O==

Ida Bell Goins, daughter of John Goins and granddaughter of Frederick Goins, was born in Stokes County about 1890, according to Victoria Allgaier, a granddaughter of Brunswick, Maryland.

                                             ==O==

Isaac Swanson “Pete” Goins was born in Stokes County about 1937 and was living at High Point, North Carolina when he died April 4, 1993 at age 56.  His obituary was carried in the “Greensboro News  & Record” of April 6, 1993:

 

“Funeral for Isaac Swanson "Pete" Goins, 56, of 1615 Fowler Place, who died April 4, 1993, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home. Burial will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park.

 

A native of Stokes County, he was employed with Carsons, Inc.  Surviving are mother, Hattie Bullins Goins of Liberty House Nursing Center; sisters, Bunice Louise Goins Bullins of Archdale, Mrs. Nancy Goins Helms of High Point.”

                                             ==O==

Jeremy Goins was married to Sally Roetch [Roach?]  May 16, 1799, according to “Stokes County, North Carolina Marriages, 1783-1850.”  Thomas Roetch signed as bondsman on Bond No. 138880, and C. Lash was a witness to the ceremony.  The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 1115.  Children born to Jeremy Goins and Sally Roetch Goins are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Leeborn Goins was married October 28, 1873 to Susie Pike at the residence of Thomas Bailey in Quaker Gap Township in Stokes, according to the research of James Lee Hall of Hixson, Tennessee.  Children born to Leeborn Goins and Susie Pike Goins are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Nancy Goins was married 1885 to Samuel Sykes in Surry County, according to the research of Ruth Sykes Bloom.  Samuel Sykes was born in 1868 to Joseph Benjamin Sykes and Mary Fortner Sykes.  He died in 1886.

                                             ==O==

Robert Franklin “Shorty” Goins, Jr, son of Robert Franklin Goins and Dolly East Goins, was born April 27, 1931 in Stokes County.  He died there October 15, 2001.

                                             ==O==

John Gowing was born in Stokes County in 1790 of parents unknown, according to Sharon Bolt, a descendant.  He was married about 1820, wife’s name Margaret.  Children born to John Gowing and Margaret Gowing include James Gowing who was born in North Carolina about 1823.  He was married about about 58 to Millie J. Moran who was born in 1840 in Virginia.  Children born to James Gowing and Millie J. Moran Gowing are unknown.

 

Sharon Bolt suggests that the wife of John Gowing was Margaret Gregory Gowing.

                                             ==O==

Maria Gowing was married November 14, 1826 to Hasten Middlebrook, according to “Stokes County, North Carolina Marriages, 1783-1850.” 

                                             ==O==

Mary Gowing was married to Wills Tate November 4, 1824, according to “Stokes County, North Carolina Marriages, 1783-1850.” 

                                             ==O==

Morgan Gowing was married to Nancy Pruitt August 30, 1865, according to “Stokes County, North Carolina Marriages, 1783-1850,” record 1117, bondsman Presley George, witness Joel F. Hill, Court Clerk, Bond No. 138909.  The marriage was performed by Julius Terrill.  Of Morgan Gowing and Nancy Pruitt Gowing nothing more is known.

                                             ==O==

Nancy Gowing was married October 23, 1832 to Thomas Gipe [Giss?], according to “Stokes County, North Carolina Marriages, 1783-1850.” 

                                             ==O==

Nelly Gowing was married to John Frasier November 4, 1824, according to “Stokes County, North Carolina Marriages, 1783-1850.” 

                                             ==O==

Susan Gowing was married September 19, 1833 to Noah Baker, according to “Stokes County, North Carolina Marriages, 1783-1850.” 

                                             ==O==

Usly [Ursula] Gowing was married to Jonathan Tyra October 21, 1786, according to “Stokes County, North Carolina Marriages, 1783-1850.” 

 

SURRY COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

 

James Goen was married to Elizabeth Beasley November 25, 1846, according to "Surry County Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868."  Eli Crouk was listed as the bondsman.  The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01085, bond 000144696.  Nothing more is known of James Goen and Elizabeth Beasley Goen.

==O==

Jonathan Goen was married to Hannah Beasley February 6, 1846 in Surry County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 1085, bondsman J. Allen Bengman, bond No. 144697.  Nothing more is known of Jonathan Goen and Hannah Beasley Goen.

                                             ==O==

John Goen was recorded as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Surry County, Enumeration District 177, page 21, Westfield township:

 

                "Goen,                    John       26, born in WV

                                                                                Mary      23, born in NC

                                                                                Bettie        3, born in NC

                                                                                Eli                              1, born in NC"

                                             ==O==

David Goin, "son of Frederick Goin," was married November 9, 1821 to Nancy Harris, according to "Surry County Mar­riage Bonds, 1780-1868."  "Thomas Going" was listed as bondsman on Bond No. 144698.  The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 1085.  Children born to David Goin and Nancy Harris Goin are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Claude Jay “Dick” Goin was born in Mt. Airy, North Carolina February 22, 1918 to James Matthew Goin and Nannie Tilley Goin, according to his obituary in “Greensboro News & Record” in its December 1, 1995 edition:

 

“Claude Jay "Dick" Goin, 77, of 73 Zinnia Drive, Greensboro died November 28, 1995, in Covington, Louisiana.  Mr. Goin was a sales representative for several national firms including Goody's and Hanes Knitwear.  He was a 32nd degree Mason.

 

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Annie Laurie Gaskin Goin of the home; one son, James Richard Goin of Covington,; daughters, Jean Goin Bryant of Cincinnati, Ohio, Wanda Kay Goin of Chicago and Debra Renee Goin Fleming of Thomasville, North Carolina; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Verlie Goin Ketner and Annie Goin Neugent, both of Winston-Salem.”

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Morgan Goin was married to Kerry Love Sept 24, 1828 in Surry County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01085, bondsman Peter Norman, bond 144700.  Nothing more is known of Margan Goin and Kerry Love.

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Morgan Goin was married to Sally Beasley April 5, 1862 in Surry County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” Record No. 1085, bondsman William Gilmer, Bond No. 144701.  The marriage was performed by J. Gray, J.P.  Nothing more is known of Morgan Goin and Sally Beasley Goin.

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Elmer Goins and his wife, Rosie Lee Culler Goins were residents of Surry County in 1926 when a daughter was born:

 

                Bessie “Betsy” Goins                                                          born August 24, 1926

 

Bessie “Betsy” Goins, daughter of Elmer Goins and Rosie Lee Culler Goins, was born in Surry County August 24, 1926.  She died May 26, 2001, according to her obituary published in the “Winston-Salem, Journal:”

 

“Mrs. Bessie Goins "Betsy" Kiger, 74, of 5280 Phelps Drive died Saturday May 26, 2001, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem after a period of de-clining health.  Mrs. Kiger was born in Surry County on Aug. 24, 1926, the daughter of Elmer and Rosie Lee Culler Goins. She was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem.  She is survived by her husband of 58 years, David M. Kiger of the home; three daughters, Jean Collins and husband Claude of Winston-Salem, Shirley Williams of Walkertown and Judy Wat-son and husband Roger of Rural Hall; one son, Tim Ki-ger of Walkertown; eight grandchildren, Greg Warner, Vivian Williams, Bronna Gesler, Sherry Doub, Joe Wil-liams, David Watson, Robbie Watson and Brian Kiger; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruby Carpenter and Hester Dillon, both of Ellerbe; two brothers, the Rev. Otis Goins of Albemarle and Robert Goins of Ellerbe. She was preceded in death by a brother, Virgil Goins, in September 2000.

 

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, May 28, at Hayworth-Miller Chapel in Rural Hall, with the Revs. Otis Goins and David Keaton and Minister Don Wallace officiating.  Burial will follow in Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery in Winston-Salem.”

Published in Winston Salem Journal

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Ethel Vernell Goins was married about 1938 to Rufus H. Hill in Surry County, according to J. S. Schulke.

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Nancy Goins was married about 1892 to Samuel Benjamin Sikes who was born to Joseph Benjamin Sikes, Jr. and Mary Fortner Sikes about 1868.  He died in 1950.

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Viola Goins was born October 22, 1911 to Levi Goins and Savannah Goins Goins.  She died at age 89 June 2, 2001 in Surry County.

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Dudley Goins [Goin?] was born about 1792, place and parents unknown.  "Dudley Goin" was married September 28, 1816 to Tabitha Ker [Kee], according to "Surry County Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868."  Martin Mathias was the bondsman.  The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” Bond 144699.  Of Dudley Goins and Tabitha Ker Goins nothing more is known.

 

Regarded as a son of Dudley Goins and Tabitha Ker Goins is:

 

                James Dudley Goins                                                            born about 1825

 

James Dudley Goins, regarded as a son of Dudley Goins and Tabitha Ker Goins, was born about 1825, probably in Surry County.  He was married in Chickasaw County, Mississippi about 1849 to Nancy Millsaps, according to he research of Frances Fleming of Carthage, Missouri.  He was remarried about 1863, wife's name Mary.  In 1872 and 1875 they lived in adjoining Clay County, Mississippi. 

 

Billy Joe Goines, a descendant of James Dudley Goins, of Elk City, Oklahoma in a letter written May 4, 1995 stated that his first wife was named Salley.  He reported that the second wife was Bettie Gullett who was born in North Carolina to Dick Gullett.  Her full name is regarded as Mary Elizabeth "Bettie" Gullett.  She died of typhoid fever in 1879.  James Dudley Goins died of pneumonia in 1888.

 

At some point, the surname was changed to Goines by some of the descendants.  Children born to James Dudley Goins and Nancy Millsaps Goins include:

 

                John Goins                                                            born about 1850

                Mary Goins                                                           born about 1852

                Sarah Goins                                                           born about 1855

 

Children born to James Dudley Goins and Mary Elizabeth "Bettie" Gullett Goins include:

 

                Eliza Cilia Goins                                                                    born about 1864

                Jerry Goins                                                                                            born about 1866

                Aaron Goins                                                                                         born about 1868

                Bell Goins                                                                                              born about 1870

                Richard Dudley Goins                                         born February 5, 1872

                Henry Andrew Jackson Goins           born December 3, 1875

                Fannie Goins                                                                                         born May 7, 1878

 

The first seven children were born in Chickasaw County and the remainder in Clay County, according to Frances Fleming.

 

John Goins, son of James Dudley Goins and Nancy Millsaps Goins, was born about 1850, probably in Chickasaw County.

 

Mary Goins, daughter of James Dudley Goins and Nancy Mill­saps Goins, was born about 1852, probably in Chickasaw County.

 

Sarah Goins, daughter of James Dudley Goins and Nancy Millsaps Goins, was born about 1855, probably in Chickasaw County.

 

Eliza Cilia Goins, daughter of James Dudley Goins and Mary Elizabeth "Bettie" Gullett Goins, was born in Chickasaw County about 1864.  She was married about 1883 to Mack H. M. Davis.  Later the removed to Oklahoma.  She died at Fred­erick, Oklahoma in 1951 and was buried in Hackberry Ceme­tery.

 

Children born to Mack H. M. Davis and Eliza Cilia Goins Davis include:

 

                Arthur Davis                                                         born about 1885

                Ammie Mae Davis                               born about 1887

                Leona Davis                                                          born about 1890

 

Jerry Goins, son of James Dudley Goins and Mary Elizabeth "Bettie" Gullett Goins, was born in Chickasaw County about 1866.  He was married about 1889 to Edith Crawford.

 

Children born to Jerry Goins and Edith Crawford Goins in­clude:

 

                Jerry Goins                                            born about 1902

 

Aaron Goins, son of James Dudley Goins and Mary Elizabeth "Bettie" Gullett Goins, was born in Chickasaw County about 1868.  He died at age seven in 1875.

 

Bell Goins, daughter of James Dudley Goins and Mary Eliza­beth "Bettie" Gullett Goins, was born in Chickasaw County about 1870.  She was married about 1889, husband's name Watts.  She died in 1894.

 

Richard Dudley Goins, son of James Dudley Goins and Mary Elizabeth "Bettie" Gullett Goins, was born in Chickasaw County February 5, 1872, according to Billy Joe Goines.  He was married about 1895 to Sarah Elizabeth Gordon.  He died May 25, 1945.  Children born to Richard Dudley Goins and Sarah Elizabeth Gordon Goins are unknown. 

 

Henry Andrew Jackson Goines, son of James Dudley Goins and Mary Elizabeth "Bettie" Gullett Goins, was born at Big Springs, Mississippi in Clay County December 3, 1875.  He was married February 4, 1900 to Birdie Lou McCune, accord­ing to Billy Joe Goines. 

 

"Henry J. Goines" received a patent to land in Washita County June 20, 1905, according to Washita County Deed Book 3, page 308.  He received a deed from Claud Chaney December 20, 1909, according to Washita County Deed Book 21, page 426.

 

"Berdie L. Goines" gave a warranty deed to land in Washita County September 28, 1903.  She also made a warranty deed with her husband to "Henry J. Goines" on December 30, 1926, according to Washita County Deed Book 123, page 583.

 

He died December 18, 1967 and was buried at Retrop Ceme­tery, Retrop, Oklahoma.

 

Children born to Henry Andrew Jackson Goins and Birdie Lou McCune Goins are believed to include:

 

                Ethel O. Goines                                     born in 1904

 

Ethel O. Goines was born in 1904.  She was a resident of Sen­tinel, Oklahoma July 26, 1926 when she was married to Oren L. Ward, age 22, also of Sentinel, according to Beckham County, Oklahoma Marriage Book 8, page 121.  A witness to the cere­mony was Maude Goines of Carter, Oklahoma.

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Florence Helen Goines, of Sentinel, Oklahoma who was born in 1944, was married April 22, 1961 to Bobby Dean Woods, age 19, of Elk City, Oklahoma, according to Beckham County, Oklahoma Marriage Book 30, page 33.  Bobbie E. Goines, Sentinel, Oklahoma, was a witness to the ceremony.

                                               ==O==

Bruce Allen Goines, who was born in 1954, was married in 1972 to Jen Anne Stovers, age 18, of Carter, Oklahoma, ac­cording to Beckham County Marriage Book 34, page 315.  Of Bruce Allen Goines and Jen Anne Stovers Goines nothing more is known.

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Faye Goines who was born in 1912, was a resident of Porter, Oklahoma in 1933.  She was married to S. R. Cluck of Gruver, Texas March 3, 1933, according to Beckham County Marriage Book 14, page 432.

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Mrs. Mae Goines who was born in 1899, was married to A. L. McClung January 8, 1936, according to Beckham County, Ok­lahoma Marriage Book 17, page 264.  Both were residents of Carter, Oklahoma at that time.

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Billy Taylor Goines who was born in 1923, was married at Retrop, Oklahoma August 19, 1945 to Gene Agnes Campbell, born in 1924, according to Beckham County Marriage Book 25, page 10.  Billy Taylor Goines and Gene Agnes Campbell Goines were both residents of Carter, Oklahoma at that time.

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Florina Goines who was born in 1946, was married June 24, 1968 to Wayne Frank Leverett, according to Beckham County Marriage Book 32, page 283.  Both were residents of Elk City, Oklahoma.

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Ronnie Gene Goines who was born in 1947, was married Octo­ber 26, 1970 to Juanita Louise Cupp age 18, October 26, 1970, according to Beckham County Marriage Book 33, page 142.  Juanita Louise Cupp Goines was a resident of Clinton, Okla­homa.

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Billy Joe Goines who was born in 1950, was married May 9, 1963 to Patricia Ann Lowry, who was born in 1953, according to Beckham County Marriage Book 32, page 251.  Billy Joe Goines and Patricia Ann Lowry Goines were both residents of Elk City, Oklahoma.  In 1971 he lived at 203 South 13th Street, Clinton, Oklahoma.  He was remarried to December 22, 1971 to Linda Louise Gunter, according to Wheeler County, Texas marriage license No. 8961.  Of Billy Joe Goines and Linda Louise Gunter Goines nothing more is known.

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Albort Going was married to Elizabeth Johnson October 27, 1868 in Surry County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01085, bond 000144702.  Nothing more is known of Albort Going and Elizabeth Johnson Going.

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Mahala Going was married to William H. Levens April 19, 1856 in Surry County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01139, bondsman Edmond Bullen, bond 000145855.  Nothing more is known of William H. Levens and Mahala Going Levens.

 

Mahala Going was married to William H. Lovins April 19, 1856 in Surry County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01144, bond 000145978.  The marriage was performed by D. G. Bodenhamer.  Nothing more is known about William H. Lovins and Mahala Going Lovins.

==O==

Perrin Going was married to Nancy Lawson January 14, 1861 in Surry County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01085, bond 000144705.  The marriage was performed by William R. Bray, JP.  Nothing more is known of Perrin Going and Nancy Lawson Going.

==O==

William H. Going was married to Mary Kimbell January 10, 1853 in Surry County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01085, bondsman Al. Dunnagan, bond 000144706.  Nothing more is known of William H. Going and Mary Kimbell Going.

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Fannie Goins, daughter of James Dudley Goins and Mary Eliz­abeth "Bettie" Gullett Goins, was born in Clay County May 7, 1878.  She was married about 1897 to Boyd Fitzgerald.  She died in March 1975 at age 96.  Ten children were born to them.

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Elizabeth Goin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Surry County, Enumeration District 174, page 12:

 

                "Goin,                     Elizabeth                                52, born in VA

                                                                                Sarah                                      25, born in VA

                                                                                Hilard L.                   3, born in NC"

==O==

James Goins was born May 22, 1831 in Surry County of parents unknown, according to Glennie Goins in a message written April 14, 1998.

 

"James Goin" was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Surry County, Enumeration District 176, page 31, Mt. Airy township:

 

                "Goin,                     James                                                     49, born in NC

                                                                Embiset                                  35, born in VA

                                          Columbus M.                        15, born in NC

                                          Sandy                                                     14, born in NC

                                          Wilcher                                  12, born in NC

                                          George                                     8, born in NC

                                          Joseph                                                     6, born in NC

                                          Lizzie                                                        4, born in NC

                                          Sonny                                                      2, born in NC"

==O==

Mary A. Goin, widow, was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Surry County, Enumeration District 176, page 31, Mt. Airy Township.  The household was enumerated as:

 

                "Goin,                     Mary A.                                 42, born in VA

                                                                Charles H.                                              22, born in VA

                                                                Abner L.                                                  9, born in NC

                                                                Robert W.                                                6, born in NC."

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Another widow, Mary Goin, was listed as the head of a house­hold enumerated in the 1880 census of Surry County, Enu­meration District 176, page 31, Mt. Airy Township as:

 

                "Goin,                     Mary                                                      44, born in NC

                                                                Jesse A. C.                              6, born in NC, son."

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Polly Goin was married to Anderson Ennis September 23, 1829, according to “Surry County, North Carolina Marriages, 1778-1850."  The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01070, bondsman William East, bond 000144372.  Nothing more is known of Anderson Ennis and Polly Goin Ennis.

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Anthony Going appeared as the head of a household in the 1810 census of Surry County, page 162.  Anthony Going reappeared as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Surry County, page 58, according to "Index to the 1820 census of North Carolina," by Dorothy Williams Potter. 

 

Anthony Going appeared as a taxpayer in the 1813 tax list of Surry County in Underwood's District.  He was recorded as "Anthony Going, 150 acres, 1 white poll."

 

Nancy Going appeared as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Surry County, page 59 in a location near Anthony Going, according to "Index to the 1820 census of North Car­olina."

 

Also appearing in the 1813 tax list of Surry County, Under­wood's District were:

 

                Joseph Going                                        150 acres                1 white poll

                Elijah Going                                               0 acres                1 white poll

 

A father, Joseph Going, "white male, 70-80" and son, Elijah Going, "white male, 40-50" appeared in the 1840 census of Hawkins County, Tennessee, page 232 and page 234, respec­tively.

 

Both reappeared in the 1850 census of adjoining Hancock County, Tennessee, in the 33rd sub-division, east side, along with "Alexandria Gowins" and "John Goins," sons of "Elijah Gowin."  "Elijah Gowins" was a 53-year-old chairmaker and "Joseph Goings" was an 84-year-old cooper.

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Benjamin Going appeared as the head of a household in the 1810 census of Surry County, page 184.

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Elizabeth Going, "free colored," appeared as the head of Household 270 in the 1840 census of Surry County, page 65:

 

                "Going, Elizabeth                 free colored female               55-100

                                                                                                                free colored female               36-55

                                                                                                                free colored male                    0-10

                                                                                                                free colored female                 0-10"

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"Frederick Going" was married December 10, 1818 to Nancy Coomer, according to "Surry County Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868."  "William Going," suggested as the groom's father was bondsman.  Frederick Gowen and Nancy Coomer Gowen later appeared in adjoining Patrick County, Virginia.  "William Going" was enumerated in 1800 and in 1810 in Surry County.

 

The marriage is also listed in “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868.” Frederick Going was married to Nancy Camer December 10, 1818 in Surry County according to record 01085, bondsman William Going, bond 000144703.

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Fuel Going was born in Virginia about 1828 of parents un­known.  Fuel Going was married April 12, 1848 to Sintha Ham, according to "Surry County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868."  John Kimbell was the bondsman. 

 

Fuel Going and Sintha Ham Going were enumerated in the 1850 census of Patrick County as Household 597-634:

 

                Going,                    Fuel                                        22, born in VA, farmer

                             Sintha                                     19, born in VA

                                                                                Christopher             2, born in VA"

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George Going was enumerated as the head of Household No. 290 in the 1840 census of Surry County, page 65.  The family was composed of two people:

 

                "Going, George     white male             20-30

                                                                                                white female          20-30"

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George W. Going was married February 21, 1862 to Mary E. Clark by A. Dunnagan, J.P, according to “Surry County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868,” record 01085, bond 000144704.  J. A. Whittington was the bondsman.  Of George W. Going and Mary E. Clark Going nothing more is known.

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Joseph Going, Joseph Going, Sr. and Nathan Going were enu­merated as the heads of households in the 1810 census of Surry County, page 178.

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Martin Going was enumerated as the head of Household 146 in the 1840 census of Surry County, page 65.  His household was recorded as:

 

                "Going, Martin                     free colored male                  24-36

                                                                                                                free colored female               10-24

                                                                                                                free colored male                    0-10

                                                                                                                free colored female                 0-10"

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William Going was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1810 census of Surry County, page 185.

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William Going was enumerated as the head of Household No. 273 in the 1840 census of Surry County:

 

                "Going, William                    free colored male                  55-100

                                                             free colored female               55-100

                                                                                                                free colored male                  10-24

                                                                                                                free colored male                  10-24

                                                                                                                free colored female                 0-10

                                                                                                                free colored female                 0-10

                                                                                                                free colored male                   0-10”

 

William Going was married December 10, 1850 to Rebecca Jones, according to “Surry County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868.”  Granville McKinney was listed as bondsman.  The notation "[C.H.]" appeared on the license.  They appeared in the 1860 census of adjoining Stokes County with son "W. A, age 10" [age 8].

 

Children born to William Going and Rebecca Jones Going in­clude:

 

                William Albert Going                           born in 1852

 

William Albert Going, son of William Going and Rebecca Jones Going, was born in 1852.  He appeared as "age 10" in his parents household in the 1860 census of Stokes County. 

 

Albert Going, "son of William and Rebecca Going," was mar­ried October 29, 1868 to Elizabeth Johnston by Thomas Schoule, justice of the peace, according to “Surry County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868.”  The bride was a daughter of William Johnston.  The groom was 16, and the bride was 15.

 

"Albert Goen" was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Surry County, Enumeration District 177, page 16, Westfield township:

 

                "Goen,                    Albert                                     27, born in NC

                                                                Elizabeth                                26, born in NC

                                                                Delila                                      11, born in NC

                                                                Lilie                                         10, born in NC

                                                                Robert                                      6, born in NC

                                                                Kissie                                       4, born in NC

                                                                Ella                                            2, born in NC"

 

Children born to William Albert Going and Elizabeth Johnston Going include:

 

                Delila Going                                          born about 1869

                Lillie Going                                            born about 1870

                Robert Going                                        born about 1874

                Kissie Going                                         born about 1876

                Ella Going                                              born about `878

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William P. Going was married November 1, 1866 to Larina J. Davis by B. J. Dickens, justice of the peace, according to “Surry County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868,” record 01085, bond 000144707.  The marriage was performed by B. J. Dickens, JP.  Whether William P. Going and Larina J. Davis Going remained there is unknown.  The groom's surname was "Gowings," according to “Surry County, North Carolina Marriages, 1778-1850." 

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Grady Easter Goings and Aileen Haveline Atkins Goings were residents of Surry County in 1946.  He was a plasterer and a deacon in New Life Baptist Church.

 

One son was born to them:

 

                Clark Gary Goings                                                born December 23, 1946

 

Clark Gary Goings, son of Grady Easter Goings and Aileen Haveline Atkins Goings, was born in Surry County December 23, 1946.  He was graduated from North Surry High School in 1965 and attended Forsyth Tech in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  In July 1967 he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served two years. 

 

On October 30, 1970 he was married to Susan Viola Vogler, daughter of Jack Cowell Vogler and Bessie Viola Atkins Vogler.  In the 1980s he was employed by Surry County Farm Bureau.  He was a director in Surry Telephone Membership Corp.  They were members of the Church of Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

 

Four children were born to them:

 

                Mark Monroe Goings                                                          born October 4, 1971

                Elizabeth Aileen Goings                                      born November 23, 1972

                Mary Ellen Goings                                                               born February 27, 1977

                Alicia Ann Goings                                                               born April 3, 1982

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Alexander Marion Goins was born about 1892, probably in Surry County.  He was married there at Mt. Airy to Nina Emma Pell February 17, 1915, according to a granddaughter, Carol Afton Goins Hensley.  About 1917, they removed to Patrick County, Virginia to work on a tobacco farm.

 

Children born to Alexander Marion Goins and Nina Emma Pell Goins include:

 

                Roscoe Gene Goins                                                             born February 17, 1916

                Amy Alene Goins                                                                                born about 1917

                Rada Christine Elizabeth Goins          born about 1919

                Parry Lennis Goins                                                              born about 1921

                Zola Francis Goins                                                               born about 1923

                Vodia Mabel Goins                                                              born about 1926

                Hubert Marion Goins                                                          born about 1929

                Carson Harlis Goins                                                             born about 1933

 

Roscoe Gene Goins, son of Alexander Marion Goins and Mina Emma Pell Goins, was born February 17, 1916 on his parents first wedding anniversary.  He attended school in the one-room McBride School through the fifth grade.  During the depres­sion, in his late teens, he enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps at Harrisonburg, Virginia and was assigned to forestry work.  Afterward he returned home and secured a job working on the Blue Ridge Scenic Highway.

 

He was married in Hillsville, Virginia December 19, 1937 to Martha Emillie Puckett, daughter of Paola Puckett and Mary Belle Shelton Puckett.  She was born December 22, 1917.  At that time he was employed by North Carolina Granite Com­pany's quarry.

 

He was enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.  After the war, he was employed by Blue Bell Clothing Company in Greensboro, North Carolina as tractor-trailer driver for 25 years.  Later he worked as a driver for Hennis Freight Lines in Winston-Salem, North Carolina before retiring in 1971.  He died February 6, 1978 and was buried in Goins Family Cemetery at Claudville, Virginia.

 

Children born to Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins include:

 

                Gene Carson Goins                                              born November 8, 1938

                Mary Emillie Goins                                               born February 12, 1940

                Pansy Beatrice Goins                                          born August 3, 1941

                Carol Afton Goins                                                born February 13, 1943

                Billie Ray Goins                                                    born November 30, 1944

                Pauline Elizabeth Goins                       born September 23, 1946

                Glenn Russell Goins                                            born July 27, 1948

                Garry Warren Goins                                             born March 14, 1953

                Douglas David Goins                                          born October 13, 1955

                Johnnie Marian Goins                         born December 15, 1957

 

Gene Carson Goins, son of Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins, was born November 8, 1938.  He died November 15, 1940 at the age of two and was buried in the Goins family cemetery.

 

Mary Emillie Goins, daughter of Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins, was born August 3, 1941.  She was married to Haskell Easter about 1961.

 

Pansy Beatrice Goins, daughter of Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins, was born August 3, 1941.  She was married to Henry Goins about 1962.

 

Carol Afton Goins, daughter of Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins, was born February 13, 1943.  She was married to Burton Hensley about 1964.

 

Billie Ray Goins, son of Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins, was born November 30, 1944.  He was married to Judith Holt about 1967.  Children born to Billie Ray Goins and Judith Holt Goins are unknown.

 

Pauline Elizabeth Goins, daughter of Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins, was born September 23, 1946.  She was married to Gary Wright about 1966.

 

Glenn Russell Goins, son of Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins, was born July 27, 1948.  He was mar­ried about 1971 to Kathleen Pack.  Of Glenn Russell Goins and Kathleen Pack Goins nothing more is known.

 

Garry Warren Goins, son of Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins, was born March 14, 1953.  He was married about 1976 to Nancy McCraw.  Garry Warren Goins and Nancy McCraw Goins continued in Surry County.

 

Douglas David Goins, son of Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins, was born October 13, 1955.  He was married about 1978 to Kathy Midkiff.  Children born to Dou­glas David Goins and Kathy Midkiff Goins are unknown.

 

Johnnie Marian Goins, daughter of Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins, was born December 15, 1957.  She was married about 1975 to Phillip Ladd.

 

Amy Alene Goins, daughter of Alexander Marion Goins and Mina Emma Pell Goins, was born about 1917.  She was mar­ried about 1938 to James Goins.

 

Rada Christine Elizabeth Goins, daughter of Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins, was born about 1919.  She was married about 1939 to Howard Davis.

 

Parry Lennis Goins, daughter of Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins, was born about 1921.  She was married about 1941 to Edmund Lewis.

 

Zola Francis Goins, daughter of Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins, was born about 1923.  She was married about 1946 to Johnny Wilson.

 

Vodia Mabel Goins, daughter of Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins, was born about 1926.  She was married about 1947 to Benjamin Rice.

 

Hubert Marion Goins, son of Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins, was born about 1929.  He was married to Mary Agnes Matthews about 1952.  Children born to Huert Marion Goins and Mary Agnes Matthews Goins are unknown.

 

Carson Harlis Goins, son of Roscoe Gene Goins and Martha Emillie Puckett Goins, was born about 1933. 

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Bessie Goins, daughter of Elmer Goins and Rosie Lee Culler Goins, was born August 24, 1926 in Surry County.  She was married about 1943 to David M. Kiger.  Bessie “Betsey” Goins Kiger died May 26, 2001, according to her obituary in the “Winston Salem Journal” of May 27, 2001.

 

“Mrs. Bessie Goins "Betsy" Kiger, 74, of 5280 Phelps Drive died Saturday May 26, 2001, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem after a period of declining health. Mrs. Kiger was born in Surry County on Aug. 24, 1926, the daughter of Elmer and Rosie Lee Culler Goins. She was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, David M. Kiger of the home; three daughters, Jean Collins and husband Claude of Winston-Salem, Shirley Williams of Walkertown and Judy Watson and husband Roger of Rural Hall; one son, Tim Kiger of Walkertown; eight grandchildren, Greg Warner, Vivian Williams, Bronna Gesler, Sherry Doub, Joe Williams, David Watson, Robbie Watson and Brian Kiger; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruby Carpenter and Hester Dillon, both of Ellerbe; two brothers, the Rev. Otis Goins of Albemarle and Robert Goins of Ellerbe.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Virgil Goins, in September 2000.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday.  Burial will follow in Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery in Winston-Salem.”

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Elisha Goins was born in 1873 in Surry County, parents unknown.  He was married there March 4, 1894 to Angeline Smith.  She was born in Patrick County Virginia in 1868 to Ewell Smith and Mary Elizabeth Henry Smith.  Children born to Elisha Goins and Angeline Smith Goins are unknown.

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Fuel Goins was married to Sintha Ham April 12, 1848 in Surry County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” Record No. 1085, bondsman John Kimbell, bond 000144708.  Nothing more is known of Fuel Goins and Sintha Ham Goins.

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George W. Goins was married February 21, 1862 to Mary C. Clark by J. A. Whittington, according to “Surry County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868.”  The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01086, bondsman J. A. Whittington, 144710.  Children born to George W. Goins and Mary C. Clark Goins are unknown.

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Joseph Goins was enumerated February 13, 1786 in the state census of Surry County, Capt. Gaines District, page 1:

 

                “Goins,   Joseph  white male             over 21 or over 60

                                      white female

                                                                                                                white male             under 21 or over 60

                                                                                                                white male             under 21 or over 60

                                      white female

                                                                                                                one negro                              12-50"

 

His name was also recorded as “Joseph Goine” in Surry County.

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Pencie Goins was married about 1900 to Bud Hooker.  They were living in Surry County in 1907 when a daughter was born to them:

 

                Vellie Jane Hooker                                               born September 24, 1907

 

Vellie Jane Hooker, daughter of Bud Hooker and Pencies Goins Hooker, was born September 24, 1907 in Surry County.  She was married about 1925 to Charles Otis Martin.  She died July 22, 2001 at her home in Mt. Airy at the age of 93.

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Sanders Goins was born of parents unknown about 1835.  He was married about 1860 to Hannah Reynolds, according to Dianne Wood, Box 1990, LaGrange, Georgia, 30141.  Children born to Sanders Goins and Hannah Reynolds Goins include:

 

                Jessie Allen Goins                               born in 1861

 

Jessie Allen Goins, son of Sanders Goins and Hannah Reynolds Goins, was born in 1861 in Surry County.  He was married there in 1891 to Martha S. Shropshire who was born in 1874.  He died there in 1921, and Martha S. Shropshire Goins survived until 1962 when she died in Rockingham County, North Carolina.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Fannie Goins                                                         born in 1903

 

Fannie Goins, daughter of Jessie Allen Goins and Martha S. Shropshire Goins, was born in 1903.  She was married about 1921 to Richard Elbert Snow.  She died in 1996.  Children born to them are unknown.

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Allen Gowen was married November 28, 1834 to Martha Beasley, according to “Surry County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868.”  Anderson Ennis was their bondsman.  Children born to Allen Gowen and Martha Beasley Gowen are unknown.

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Isaac Gowen was married September 28, 1820 to Nancy Gra­ham by William Mabury, according to “Surry County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868.”  John Taylor was the bondsman.  Children born to Isaac Gowen and Nancy Graham Gowen are unknown.

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Seaboard Gowen was married March 27, 1818 to Sally Reynolds by Eli Crouk, according to “Surry County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868.”  Nathaniel Reynolds was their bondsman. It is unknown if Seaboard Gowen and Sally Reynolds Gowen remained there.

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William P. Gowings was married November 1, 1866 to Lavina J. Davis, according to “Surry County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868,” record 1087, Bond No.144747.  F. V. Banner was their bondsman.  Of William P. Gowings and Lavina J. Davis Gowings nothing more is known.

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William Goyens, Sr, "free colored" was born in 1762.  He was described as a mulatto by Diane Prince, author of “William Goyens, Free Negro on the Texas Frontier” submitted as her master’s thesis.

 

He enlisted in Revolutionary service at age 19 on May 25, 1781 in Capt. Dixon's Company in the 10th North Carolina Regiment commanded by Col. Abraham Shepard for one year's service.  He was discharged as a private May 25, 1782.  He was married in the same year to a white woman, name unknown.  In 1793 he was remarried, wife's name Elizabeth, according to the research of Cyndie Goins Hoelscher, Foundation member and descendant of Corpus Christi, Texas.  "William Going, Revolutionary soldier and his wife, Elizabeth Going" were recorded in North Carolina in 1793.

 

In 1835, he was shown as an invalid pensioner of the North Carolina militia, age 72, living in Surry County on the Virginia border.

 

In the 1840 census of Surry County, page 54 the enumerator noted on his report that "William Goin, Revolutionary pensioner, age 78" was the head of a household composed of:

 

                "Goin, William      free colored male                  55-100

                                                                                                free colored female               55-100"

 

Another entry, apparently a duplicate, in the census showed "William Going, Revolutionary pensioner, age 78" as the head of a Surry County household on page 65.  The family was com­posed of:

 

                "Going, William    free colored male                  55-100

                                             free colored female               36-55

                                                                                                free colored male                  10-24

                                                                                                free colored male                  10-24

                                             free colored female                 0-10

                                             free colored female                 0-10

                                             free colored male                    0-10

                                             free colored male                    0-10

                                                                                                free colored male                    0-10"

 

Five other free colored families were enumerated in Surry County in 1840.  They may have removed to Moore County, North Carolina after the 1840 census.

 

Children born to William Going and Elizabeth Going include:

 

                Leah Goyens                                                         born about 1793

                William Goyens                                    born in 1794

                Mary Goyens                                                        born about 1795

 

Other children born to William Going and Elizabeth Going, according to Lyle Gibson, include Henry Gowen, Levy Gowen and Edward Gowen.

 

Leah Goyens, daughter of William Going and Elizabeth Going, was born about 1783.  Cynthia Goins Hoelscher, Foundation member of Corpus Christi, Texas wrote April 3, 1996 that "Leah Goins" and Sandy Murchison were the parents of an illegitimate son, "William Daniel Goins" who was born in November 1823 in Moore County.  She also wrote, "Family tradition states that Daniel had three brothers who set up a horse trading post in Mississippi and sold horses to both Union and Confederate troops.  These unidentified Goins brothers reportedly never came back to North Carolina and probably settled in Mississippi, Texas or somewhere out west."

 

Regarded as children of Leah Goyens are:

 

                John M. Goyens                                   born about 1811

                William Daniel Goins           born in November 1823

 

John M. Goyens, son of Leah Goyens was born in Moore County about 1811.  A petition certified and approved by the District Court of Carthage, North Carolina, dated in 1845, established that "John M. Goyens, grandson of William Goyens, Sr. and his wife, a free white woman" was the son of Leah Goyens.

 

"John M. Goins, born about 1811" is regarded by David Goings, Foundation member of Orlando, Florida as his ancestor.  Madge W. Philbeck, Foundation member of Statesville, North Carolina is also descended from this line.

 

"John M. Goans, 35, single, carpenter, born in North Carolina" was enumerated in the 1850 census of Cherokee County.  In 1858 he was a farmer in Anderson County, Texas.  He sold his farm February 11, 1861.

 

William Daniel Goins, illegitimate son of Sandy Murchison and Leah Goins, was born in November 1823, according to the research of Cyndie Goins Hoelscher.  She wrote:

 

"The Confederate Soldiers section of the Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh, North Carolina was the setting for an intriguing mystery that revolved around the grave of Confederate Soldier #164.  The inconspicuous white tombstone concealed a secret identity that would not be revealed until 80 years after the death of the Civil War veteran.  The veteran was Daniel Goins of Randolph County, North Carolina.

 

Daniel Goins, a.k.a. William Daniel Goins, a.k.a. Daniel M. Goins, was born about November 1823 in Moore County, North Carolina.  He was the illegitimate son of Sandy Murchison and Leah Goins who was born about 1790 in Virginia or North Carolina.

 

He was married in 1856 to Margaret Goins, daughter of William and Kizziah "Kizzie" Sinclair Goins of Moore County.  In 1860 Daniel Goins was enumerated as the head of a "mulatto" household in adjoining Lee County, North Carolina.

 

On September 9, 1861, Daniel Goins answered the call for Confederate patriots and enlisted in Company I, 2nd North Carolina Cavalry Regiment for the duration of the war.  His records were posted from Carthage, North Carolina, county seat of Moore County.  He also served in the Nineteenth North Carolina Caborn in VAlry Regiment, according to "North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865."

 

While Daniel was away, in November of 1862, his four-year-old daughter, Celia Ann died and was buried in the Center United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lee County. Her tiny brown headstone is easy to miss since it rests in the shadow of a large pine tree, but her grave is the second oldest in the cemetery.

 

An entry on the company roster for the date August 18, 1863 had a notation that Daniel had started home on a 30-day leave to obtain a fresh horse for service.  Three months later Daniel was wounded in battle.  He received a gunshot wound to his left foot, shooting off his fourth toe at the first joint.  This occurred at a skirmish at White Sulphur Springs, Virginia.  Daniel was also at the Battle of Fredricksburg, Virginia where he received a broken arm when his horse was shot out from under him.  He was surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia in 1865 and shortly afterwards, returned home to Lee County.

 

In 1870, Daniel and his family had moved to nearby Randolph County, North Carolina where he was farming.  Margaret must have died between 1880 and 1895, for there is no other reference to her.  Her eleventh child was born about 1880.  In 1896, Daniel, age 72 was married to Miss Della Pritchard, age 19.  They settled on Pritchard lands in Back Creek Township in Randolph County, North Carolina where two sons were born to them.

 

The marriage was disastrous, and after the birth of their second son, Della threw Daniel out of the house.  She hauled a large chest containing his Civil War uniforms and personal effects out into a field and burned it to cinders.  In her anger, she also burned his pictures, and as a result no pictures have been found of our ancestor Daniel Goins.

 

After the rift between Daniel and his young second wife, he left Randolph County and was enumerated as a wid­owed boarder with the John Truitt family in Boon Station Township, Elon College, Alamance County, North Carolina in the 1900 federal census.  In 1901, he went to the Altamahaw Post Office in Alamance County to apply for his Civil War pension, but his application was rejected because the pension board members felt that the 77-year-old man was still fit enough to continue working as a farmer or had plenty of children to look after him.

 

In 1902, Daniel was admitted to the Old Soldier's Home in Raleigh.  This is where the mystery began.  As ge­nealogists, we were frustrated as we kept looking for our Civil War ancestor among these records in Raleigh.  To our dismay, Daniel Goins vanished without a trace.

 

With the aid of an archivist at Raleigh, we were able to unfold the mystery of what became of our ancestor, Daniel Goins.  He was admitted in the Old Soldiers Home in Raleigh under the name of Daniel Owens.  The records describe him as being 5' 11" and light complexioned.  The archivist explained that the rules for admittance in the Old Soldiers Home stated that the applicant could not have any relatives who would be able to care for him.  Daniel had more than enough offspring, but apparently he felt that he could not turn to any of them to take him in, so he registered under an assumed name.

 

Daniel Goins stayed at the Old Soldier's Home until his death on June 7, 1907.  No family members claimed his body, nor is there any indication that any of them were notified of his death due to his assumed name and the circumstances of his admittance.  The State of North Carolina buried him in the Confederate Section of the Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh.

 

The stone on Daniel's grave bore only the inscribed number, #164, but the records stated that the soldier was Daniel OWENS.  The archivist agreed that Daniel Owens and Daniel Goins were the same man, by checking the regimental rosters.  The rosters for the 19th North Carolina Cavalry regiment did not contain a soldier by the name of Daniel Owens, but Daniel Goins's name was listed.  Jeff Morton, a member of the Col. Leonidas Lafayette Polk Camp No. 1486, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Garner, North Carolina, also reviewed the records and concluded that Daniel Owens was indeed Daniel Goins.  A new marker was erected by the Sons of the Confederacy so that all will know that the mystery of Confederate Soldier #164 is solved, and Daniel Goins's final resting place has been correctly identified."

 

Children born to William Daniel Goins and Margaret Goins Goins include:

 

                Abraham Wellington "Bud" Goins   born January 4, 1856

                Celia Goins                                                                                                            born Sept. 5, 1858

                Cora Goins                                                                                                            born about 1860

                Thomas M. Goins                                                                                                born about 1862

                George B. Goins                                                                                   born about 1864

                Margaret "Maggie" Goins                                  born about 1866

                Pauline Goins                                                                                                        born about 1868

                Laura E. Goins                                                                                      born about 1870

                William E. Goins                                                                                   born about 1873

                Rosetia Goins                                                                                                       born about 1875

                Kizziah "Kizzie" Goins                                                         born about 1880

 

Children born to William Daniel Goins and Della Prichard Goins include:

 

                Charlie Braxton Goins                                          born October 9, 1896

                Hal Worth Goins                                                                  born in December 1898

 

Abraham Wellington "Bud" Goins, son of William Daniel Goins and Margaret Goins Goins, was born January 4, 1856 in Lee County.  He was married March 24, 1882 to Martha Cran­ford, daughter of Ransom Cranford and Nancy Linnens Cran­ford, according to Cyndie Goins Hoelscher.  He died in Grant Township, Randolph County January 4, 1894. 

 

Children born to Abraham Wellington "Bud" Goins and Martha Cranford Goins include:

 

                Columbus Asbury "Lum" Goins       born in September 1884

                William Harvey "Harp" Goins            born September 20, 1885

                Norvie Jane Goins                                                                born September 15, 1888

                Benjamin Franklin Goins                                     born June 23, 1889

                Rufus Emory Goins                                                              born April 20, 1891

 

Columbus Asbury "Lum" Goins, son of Abraham Wellington "Bud" Goins and Martha Cranford Goins, was born in Septem­ber 1884 in Lee County.  He was married to Bertie Mae Thompson in Randolph County, North Carolina.  He died there June 12, 1940.

 

William Harvey "Harp" Goins, son of Abraham Wellington "Bud" Goins and Martha Cranford Goins, was born September 20, 1885.  He was married about 1908 to Nellie Cox in Ran­dolph County.  He died there March 1, 1968.

 

Norvie Jane Goins, daughter of Abraham Wellington "Bud" Goins and Martha Cranford Goins, was born September 15, 1888.  She was married about 1908 to Orlendo Yow of Lee County.  She died February 2, 1986 in Randolph County.

 

Benjamin Franklin Goins, son of Abraham Wellington "Bud" Goins and Martha Cranford Goins, was born June 23, 1889 in Lee County.  He was married September 9, 1909 to Laura E.  Jordan who was born October 10, 1891 in Montgomery County, North Carolina.  She died November 10, 1957 in Randolph County.  He died there January 19, 1970.

 

Children born to Benjamin Franklin Goins and Laura E. Jordan Goins include:

 

                Clarence Goins                                                                     born in 1911

                Lloyd Goins                                                                                          born in May 1913

                Ervin Goins                                                                                           born June 9, 1915

                Grady Goins                                                                                          born April 28, 1918

                Farley Benjamin Goins                                        born March 4, 1920

                Ernest Goins                                                                                         born December 28, 1921

                Laura Louise Goins                                                              born March 17, 1923

                Vela May "Vallie" Goins                                     born May 3, 1925

                William Page Goins                                                              born September 22, 1927

 

Clarence Goins, son of Benjamin Franklin Goins and Laura E. Jordan Goins, was born in 1911.  He died in 1912.

 

Lloyd Goins, son of Benjamin Franklin Goins and Laura E. Jordan Goins, was born in May 1913 in Randolph County. 

 

Ervin Goins, son of Benjamin Franklin Goins and Laura E. Jordan Goins, was born June 9, 1915 at Cedar Grove, North Carolina in Randolph County.  He was married October 27, 1934 to Lovie Jane Haddock who was born June 11, 1919 to Alice Haddock.  Alice Haddock was the daughter of Sherman Haddock and Mollie Hooker Haddock.  He died at Asheboro, North Carolina May 9, 1977, and she died there May 22, 1979.

 

Children born to Ervin Goins and Lovie Jane Haddock Goins include:

 

                David Eugene Goins                                                            born May 24, 1935

                Clarence Leon Goins                                                           born October 30, 1937

                Wade McClendon Goins                                    born April 15, 1941

                Janice Marion Goins                                                            born April 10, 1944

                Marjorie Marie Goins                                          born June 1, 1946

                Robert Steve Goins                                                              born January 17, 1951

                Curtis Ray Goins                                                                  born February 29, 1956

 

David Eugene Goins, son of Ervin Goins and Lovie Jane Had­dock Goins, was born May 24, 1935 at Asheboro.  He was married about 1951 to Arlene Roberts.  In 1996 they continued at Asheboro.

 

Children born to David Eugene Goins and Arlene Roberts Goins include:

 

                Patricia Dale Goins                                               born November 17, 1952

                Bruce Goins                                                                          born February 8, 19548

                Doug Goins                                                                           born March 2, 1955

 

Patricia Dale Goins, daughter of David Eugene Goins and Ar­lene Roberts Goins, was born November 17, 1952.  She was married about 1980 to Michael Bennett.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Michael Shawn Bennett                                      born June 8, 1955

 

Clarence Leon Goins, son of Ervin Goins and Lovie Jane Had­dock Goins, was born at Asheboro October 30, 1937.  Clarence Leon Goins was married November 26, 1960 to Evelyn Marie Jackson, according to Nueces County Marriage License 67888.

 

Evelyn Marie Jackson was born January 6, 1942 in Jim Wells County, Texas.  In 1996 and in 2002, they lived in Corpus Christi, Texas where he, a member of Gowen Research Foundation, was active in the research of his lineage.

 

Children born to Clarence Leon Goins and Evelyn Marie Jack­son Goins include:

 

                Cynthia Marie "Cyndie" Goins          born October 27, 1961

                Suzanne Elaine Goins                                                          born March 7, 1963

 

Cynthia Marie "Cyndie" Goins, daughter of Clarence Leon Goins and Evelyn Marie Jackson Goins, was born October 27, 1961 in Corpus Christi.  She was married April 7, 1984 in Vi­olet, Texas to Ronald Jerome Hoelscher who was born December 11, 1951.  In 1996 they lived in Corpus Christi.  She, a member of the Foundation, is credited with researching the material in this section of the manuscript and making it available to her fellow researchers.

 

Suzanne Elaine Goins, daughter of Clarence Leon Goins and Evelyn Marie Jackson Goins, was born March 7, 1963 in Cor­pus Christi.  In 1990 she lived in Montague, Michigan.

 

Children born to Suzanne Elaine Goins include:

 

                Amber Nicole Goins                            born December 26, 1990

 

Wade McClendon "Buddy" Goins, son of Ervin Goins and Lovie Jane Haddock Goins, was born April 15, 1941 in Ran­dolph County.

 

Janice Marion Goins, daughter of Ervin Goins and Lovie Jane Haddock Goins, was born April 10, 1944 in Asheboro in Ran­dolph County.  She was married there June 18, 1960 to Morris Claxton Bell.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Elizabeth Bell                                                                                        born April 15, 1962

                Morris Allen Bell                                                                  born May 21, 1963

                Jason Bell                                                                                                              born October 17, 1964

                Delores Faye Bell                                                 born January 1, 1967

                Donnie Ray Bell [twin]                                        born April 30, 1969

                Donna Sue Bell [twin]                                         born April 30, 1969

 

Marjorie Marie Goins, daughter son of Ervin Goins and Lovie Jane Haddock Goins, was born June 1, 1946 in Randolph County.

 

Robert Steve Goins, son of Ervin Goins and Lovie Jane Haddock Goins, was born January 17, 1951 in Randolph County.  He was married about 1974 to Deborah Rush.  He died March 11, 1991. 

 

Children born to Robert Steve Goins and Deborah Rush Goins include:

 

                Robert Steve "Robbie" Goins                            born about 1977

                Tammy Rene Goins                                                                              born about 1980

 

Robert Steve "Robbie" Goins, son of Robert Steve Goins and Deborah Rush Goins, was born about 1977.  He was married May 5, 1990 to Quintana "Tana" Reeves in Asheboro.  They were divorced in 1993.

 

Children born to Robert Steve "Robbie" Goins and Quintana "Tana" Reeves Goins include:

 

                Robert Steve Goins                                              born June 6, 1991

                Aaron Lee Goins                                                  born September 11, 1992

 

Curtis Ray Goins, son of Ervin Goins and Lovie Jane Haddock Goins, was born February 29, 1956 in Randolph County.  He was married there in Rebeca Key Vaughn about 1978.  They were divorced in 1993.

 

Children born to Curtis Ray Goins and Rebecca Key Vaughn Goins include:

 

                Sarah Ann Goins                                                  born November 9, 1979

                Curtis Ray Goins                                                  born July 26, 1981

 

Grady Goins, son of Benjamin Franklin Goins and Laura E. Jordan Goins, was born in Randolph County April 28, 1918.

 

Farley Benjamin Goins, son of Benjamin Franklin Goins and Laura E. Jordan Goins, was born in Randolph County March 4, 1920.

 

Ernest Goins, son of Benjamin Franklin Goins and Laura E. Jordan Goins, was born December 28, 1921.  He died April 1, 1922.

 

Laura Louise Goins, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Goins and Laura E. Jordan Goins, was born March 17, 1923.

 

Vela May "Vallie" Goins, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Goins and Laura E. Jordan Goins, was born May 3, 1925.  She died May 6, 1977.

 

William Page Goins, son of Benjamin Franklin Goins and Laura E. Jordan Goins, was born September 22, 1927 in Ran­dolph County.

 

Rufus Emory Goins, son of Abraham Wellington "Bud" Goins and Martha Cranford Goins, was born April 20, 1891.  He was married in Randolph County to Carrie Rich March 11, 1917.  He died there September 21, 1955.

 

Celia Ann Goins, daughter of William Daniel Goins and Mar­garet Goins Goins, was born September 5, 1858.  She died November 17, 1862 and was buried at Central United Methodist Church Cemetery in Moore County

 

Cora Goins, daughter of William Daniel Goins and Margaret Goins Goins, was born about 1860.  She was married March 13, 1882 to Jonathan H. Lewallen, according to Randolph County Marriage Book 4, page 105.

 

Thomas M. Goins, son of William Daniel Goins and Margaret Goins Goins, was born about 1862.

 

George B. Goins, son of William Daniel Goins and Margaret Goins Goins, was born about 1864 in Moore County.

 

Margaret "Maggie" Goins, daughter of William Daniel Goins and Margaret Goins Goins, was born about 1866.  She was married September 13, 1903, according to Randolph County Marriage Book 6, page 51.

 

Pauline Goins, daughter of William Daniel Goins and Margaret Goins Goins, was born about 1868 in Moore County.

 

Laura E. Goins, daughter of William Daniel Goins and Mar­garet Goins Goins, was born about 1870 in Moore County.

 

William E. Goins, son of William Daniel Goins and Margaret Goins Goins, was born about 1872 in Moore County.

 

Rosetia Goins, daughter of William Daniel Goins and Margaret Goins Goins, was born about 1874 in Moore County.

 

Kizziah "Kizzie" Goins, daughter of William Daniel Goins and Margaret Goins Goins, was born about 1880.  She was married June 30, 1905 to P. L. Loudermilk, according to Randolph County marriage records.

 

Charlie Braxton Goins, son of William Daniel Goins and Della Prichard, was born October 9, 1896 in Randolph County, according to Cyndie Goins Hoelscher.

 

Hal Worth Goins, son of William Daniel Goins and Della Prichard, was born in December 1898 in Randolph County.

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Sally Gowin was married to Henry Hensdale November 7, 1864 in Surry County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” Record 1106, Bond No. 145139.  The marriage was performed by Julius Ferrill. 

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William Goyens, believed to be a son of William Goings and Elizabeth “Betsy” Goings, was born in 1794 in North Carolina of a "free colored" father and a "white" mother.  He rose above the constrictions imposed by his dark skin to become an ad­venturer, a soldier, a pirate, an interpreter, a diplomat and a Texas millionaire and philanthropist.  He was a resident of Moore County.

 

Early in his life, he became aware of the stigma of a dark-col­ored skin in slave-holding North Carolina, and he went to the district judge and requested a certificate from the court estab­lishing that he was "free colored," the best he could do in North Carolina.  He carefully guarded this treasured document and carried it with him wherever he went for the rest of his life, presenting it upon occasions to prove that he was not a runaway slave.

 

William Goyens learned in his early years in North Carolina that slavery was forbidden in the Spanish province of Coahuila y Tejas and concluded that his destiny lay there.  He was aware that making his way across several slave states from North Carolina to Texas would be hazardous with his dark complexion, so he "became a Cherokee" and moved freely with the tribesmen toward the southwest.  In 1814, "William Goyens of the Cherokee Nation" gave power of attorney to John Lowery to collect money due him.

 

When the British Navy showed up at the mouth of the Mis­sissippi in December 1814 with 50 ships and 10,000 men under Maj.-Gen. Edward Packinham, William Goyens answered the call for volunteers.

 

When Gen. Andrew Jackson assembled his forces, William Goyens served in three different units in the Battle of New Or­leans, according to "War of 1812 Veterans in Texas" by Mary Smith Foy.  He was a private in the company commanded by Capt. James B. Moore.  When his fellow soldiers resented "serving with a nigger," he transferred to Capt. Jacob Short's company of U.S. Mounted Rangers.  When that became intolerable, he became a member of Capt. Samuel Judy's company of Mounted Illinois Militia.

 

After the British withdrew following the death of Packinham and their defeat in the Battle of Chalmette, William Goyens af­filiated with Jean Lafitte and his Barataria Bay pirates to avoid the threat of slavery, according to historian R. B. Blake.  He jumped ship in Galveston Bay and made his way in 1821 to Nacogdoches, his original destination, according to "Monument to a Black Man" by Daniel James Kubiak.  Shipmates from the Lafitte fleet who accompanied him to Nacogdoches included Latney Parrott, Raymond Daley and John Ayres, according to Don C. Marler, Barataria historian of Hemphill, Texas.

 

In Nacogdoches, his color proved to be an asset.  When the Mexicans and Anglos there staged an uprising in the Guiterrez-Magee-Long revolt, the Spanish army came down hard.  Nacogdoches had been nearly obliterated by the Spanish reaction, according to "People and Places in Texas Past" by June Rayfield Welch.  Stephen F. Austin wrote that when he passed through the town in 1821, Nacogdoches had only five houses and a church left standing.  The home of William Goyens whom the Spanish commander regarded as neither Mexican nor Anglo was preserved. 

 

William Goyens who fluently spoke Spanish, Cherokee and several Indian dialects was used by the Spanish, the Mexicans and later the Texans to maintain peace with the Indians who trusted him as well.  Goyens became a negotiator as well as an interpreter.

 

He became a large property owner in Nacogdoches, opened an inn, a blacksmith shop, a gunsmith shop, a wagon factory and operated a freight line, hauling goods from Natchitoches, Louisiana to Nacogdoches.  On a trip to Natchitoches in 1826, he was seized as a runaway slave by William English who planned to sell him in the Louisiana slave auction.  He offered William English more money for his freedom than he would bring in the slave market and posted bond to guarantee payment.  Upon return to Texas he retained attorney [later senator] Thomas Jefferson Rusk to represent him in court.  When his North Carolina certificate was produced as evidence, he won the case and was successful in getting his obligations to English declared null and void.  Having had a taste of victory in the courtroom, he became a constant litigant, being involved in over three dozen lawsuits during the next decade. 

 

On May 7, 1826 he bought a lot in Nacogdoches from Pierre Mayniel for 70 pesos, and this became the first in a long string of real estate transactions recorded in his name in Nacogdoches.  He was recorded as a blacksmith in the 1828 census of Nacogdoches.  He was appointed by the Mexican government as an Indian agent to deal with the Cherokees, and upon occasions he negotiated with other tribes.  He was trusted by the Indians and the Mexicans and Anglo-Americans in East Texas, as well.

 

A flood of Anglos from the southern states began to flow into Mexican Texas, many bringing their slaves with them, and the practice was gradually tolerated by the government.  As further protection against being again labelled as a runaway slave, Goyens became a slave owner himself.  On January 3, 1829, he bought Jerry, 26-year-old slave from John Durst for 700 pesos.

 

In the Mexican census of 1828 the household of William Goyens was recorded:

 

                "Goyens,                               William                   43, single blacksmith

                  Linse,                   Jususa                                    20, agreg. single [Lindsey]

                  Linse,                   Maria                                      26, widow             

                                                                                Manuel                  10, her son"

 

On June 1, 1829, he was enumerated in the district "from At­toyac to Nacogdoches:"

 

                "Goyens,                               William                   44, single, blacksmith

                  Lindsey,                               Jesus                                      21, single

                  Lindsey,                               Mary,                                     27, widow

                                                                                Manuel                  11, her son [Henry]"

 

On June 30, 1830, he was recorded in the district "from Attoyac to Trinity River" and reported three slaves:

 

                "Goyens,               William                                                   34, single, blacksmith,

Catholic

                   Maria Petra                                            32, Catholic

                                                                Henry, her son                      11

                                                                Sallie, slave                                           30

                                                                Luiza, her daughter                6

                                                                Juliana, her daughter             3"

 

In that year he was recorded as a Catholic, a requirement of every landowner in Texas.  On November 13, 1830, he purchased an unstated amount of land "in the fork of LaNana and Banito," from Jose Marie Procela for $50, according to a Mexican deed which was transcribed into Nacogdoches County Deed Book C, page 115. 

 

On January 18, 1831, William Goyens appeared on a "List of Foreigners living in Nacogdoches."  On June 30, 1831, the enumerator recorded him "in the district from Attoyac to the Trinity:"

 

                "Goyens,               William                                   36, single, blacksmith,

                                                                                                                                                                Catholic

                                                                Ma. Polly                                               35, with him, Catholic

                                                                Henry                                                     13, child of hers

                                                                Sexo, slave                            32

                                                                Luisa                                                        7, her child

                                                                Juliana                                                      4, her child

                                                                Eli                                                                              1, her child"

 

In 1832 William Goyens, at age 38, proposed marriage to Mary "Polly" Pate Sibley, a white widow who was born in Georgia in 1795, also age 38.  Her brothers came from Georgia to block her marriage to a black man, but then consented when they learned that she was marrying a "Melungeon" rather than a Negro, according to Benjamin Lundy.  She had one son, Henry J. Sibley, by her first marriage who visited Nacogdoches frequently from Louisiana.  In the Mexican census, married women were listed by their maiden names.  In 1832, the household was recorded as:

 

                "Goyens,               William                   38, single, blacksmith, Catholic

                                                                Maria Mose          37, single, aggreg.

                                                                Henry                                     14, her son

                                                                Ma. Lera                                34, slave

                                                                Ma. Luisa                                7, her daughter

                                                                Ma. Juliana              5, her daughter

                                                                Ma. Ylalla                3, her daughter

                                                                Jose Juan          6/12, her son”

 

In 1833, the family remained static:

 

                "Goyens,               William                   39, single, blacksmith, Catholic

                                                                Maria Mose          38, single, aggreg.

                                                                Henry                                     15, her son

                                                                Ma. Sarah                              35, slave

                                                                Ma. Luisa                                8, her daughter

                                                                Ma. Juliana              6, her daughter

                                                                Ma. Ylalla                4, her daughter

                                                                Jose Juan                                 1, her son"

                                             ==O==

In 1833, "Leonardo Goyens, blacksmith" was enumerated, according to "Nacogdoches--Gateway to Texas, a Biographical Directory, 1773-1849" by Carolyn Reeves Ericson.  His enumeration read:

 

                "Goyens,               Leonardo                               31            blacksmith, single

                                                                Jane                                        31, aggregated

                                                                Maria                                      16, her daughter

                                                                Sally                                       14, her daughter

                                                                Thomas                  12, her son

                                                                Priscilla                  10, her daughter

                                                                Pole [Polly?]            8

                                                                Leonardo,                                4, her son

                                                                Malinda                   2, her daughter"

 

Leonardo Goyens was identified by The “Handbook of Texas Online” as Leonard G. Williams.

 

Leonard G. Williams, son of Thomas Williams and Maria Pris-cilla Williams, was born in 1802 in Tennessee.  The family was in Missouri Territory [now Arkansas] in 1818 and in Red River County, Texas in 1819.  Williams noticed the favorable treatment that William Goyens received from the Spanish authorities and saw the benefit of a close relationship with him.  This is believed to be the reason why he chose to use the pseu-donym of Leonardo Goyens when he was enumerated in the 1833 census.

 

By 1821 Leonard G. Williams was in the Nacogdoches Dis-trict.  He received a Mexican grant March 28, 1829 which included the town of Mt. Enterprise in future Rusk County. This grant was for services in the Fredonian Rebellion, during which he and William Goyen had served under Col. Peter Ellis Bean.  Bean had first come to Texas in 1800 in the star-crossed expe-dition of Phillip Nolan.  Phillip Nolan was in Texas ostensibly for the capture of wild horses, but he fell under Spanish suspi-cion because of his connection with the Aaron Burr conspiracy. 

Phillip Nolan confronted the Spanish army near present-day Waco, Texas.  Nolan was killed in the action, and his small 20-man force was defeated.  Nine survivors were taken prisoner and sent to Mexico City for hanging.  Of the nine, only Peter El-lis Bean escaped the gallows.  He pledged his allegiance to Spain and was returned to Texas as a Spanish officer.

 

Williams was married to Nancy Isaacs, the niece of Cherokee Indian chief Richard Fields.  They had nine children.  The fam-ily professed to be Roman Catholic to be able to own land.  Nancy died about 1832.  Williams then was married to Jane Ware and their union produced three children.  Williams served in the revolutionary army at the siege of Bexar, where he lost sight in one eye.  He was a sergeant in Benton's Regiment of Regular Rangers and enrolled on March 31, 1836, for three months extra duty at Williams Crossing on the Neches River.

 

He served with Thomas J. Rusk and William Goyens during the suppression of the Córdova Rebellion.  On February 3, 1840, Williams was appointed as a commissioner to inspect the land office in Houston County.  He was given the title of colonel by Sam Houston, who in 1842 appointed him one of four commis-sioners to deal with the Indians.  He participated in the Tehua-cana Creek Councils and was an Indian agent at Torrey's Trad-ing Post.  During a trade trip as Indian agent for Houston, Wil-liams found Cynthia Ann Parker who was captured at Ft. Parker by the Comanche Indians.  He was later sent as United States agent to try and ransom her.  Although Williams used an “X” to sign various documents, he was considered an intelligent man with knowledge of seven or eight Indian dialects.  He died in April 1854 on his homestead and was buried in what is now Pitts Cemetery in Limestone County.  Williams was recognized for his service to Texas in the United States Congressional Rec-ord on April 8, 1965, and by the Texas Legislature in May 1965.

                                             ==O==

In 1834, the household of William Goyens was recorded as:

               

                "Goyens,                               William                                   40, single, blacksmith,

Catholic

      Mose      Maria                      39, single

                                                                                Henry                                                     16, her son

                                                                                Ma. Laura                                              35, slave

                                                                                Ma. Luisa                                                9, her daughter

                                                                                Ma. Juliana                              7, her daughter

                                                                                Ma. Ellala                                                5, her daughter

                                                                                Jose Juan                                                 2, her son"

 

On December 18, 1834 William Goyens traded a wagon to Juan Lazarin for 200 acres of land "on the Moral and the Ailitos," according to a Mexican deed transcribed into Nacogdoches County Deed Book E, page 362.

 

In 1835, in the last Mexican census, the enumeration read:

 

                "Goyens,               William                   40, married, blacksmith

                  Page,                    Marie                                      39,

                  Goyens,               Henry                                     16, her son

                  Calare,  Robert                                      5,

                                          Sallie                                       30, negro slave

                                                                Juliana                      8

                                                                Haire                                         6

                                                                John                                         4

                                                                James                                     30, negro"

                                                                Jose Juan                                 2, her son"

 

Robert Calare, in the enumeration, is regarded by Sue Moore, a researcher of Longview, Texas, as the son of Susan Callier.  She was the daughter of Robert Callier who was murdered in Nacogdoches in the 1820s.  His age may have “15” rather than “5”.  “Robert Collier” was later enumerated in the census of the household of William Goyens in 1850 as “31.”

 

Sue Moore wrote:

 

“Susan Callier was the daughter of Robert Callier.  According to Alexander Horton, a contemporary and sheriff in the area, she was married to a Charles Chandler, but had wanted to marry Matt Yocum.  She had been prevented by her father from this marriage.  Then Matt Yocum, of the Yocum gang, and James "Jim" Callier/Collier, brother to Susan's father Robert, mur-dered Robert as he slept in bed beside his wife Harriet Fenley Callier.  Harriet then was married to John S. Roberts and made him wealthy with what had belonged to Robert.  They owned for a time the Old Stone Fort, so important in Texas history.  They denounced Susan who was in turn, rejected by the Yo-cums since Matt had been killed by Charles Chandler.  Then Susan turned in-to a prostitute in Nacogdoches, servicing the Mexican soldiers, according to Horton's account.  She had a child, Robert Callier who for a time was living with Peter Ellis Bean, and was even called Robert Bean.  Then by 1835, he was with William Goyens until, at least the 1850 census, when he is still in William's household.  The Calliers were wealthy and prominent people in Alabama, and Susan's grandfather had been the chief militia officer in the Alabama portion of the Missis-sippi Territory.”

 

In 1836, during the Texas Revolution, William Goyens was given the important task of keeping the Cherokees on friendly terms with the Texans.  And a friend of his, Sam Houston, who also had lived with the Cherokees earlier, became general of the Texas Army.  On May 10, 1837 he was referred to as an Indian agent in official Texas records.

 

On October 5, 1836 "Guillermo Goen" received a deed from Mariano Sanchez to his headright, paying $30 for the labor [177 acres] of land, according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book H, page 522.

 

Following the Revolution, Williams Goyens purchased land with a large promontory located four miles west of Nacog­doches which became known as Goyens' Hill.  There he con­structed a large, two-story mansion, with a sawmill and a gristmill located on Moral Creek, just west of his home. 

 

He appeared in the 1837 Nacogdoches County tax roll as the owner of 1,270 acres of land valued at $7,247.  William Goyens received a deed from Elizabeth Stanley by William C. Stanley to 1/4 league [1,107 acres] "on Pafers Creek, east of the Shawnee village" for $1,100 December 15, 1837, according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book I, page 91.

 

David Towns deeded land, acreage not stated, to William Goyens June 6, 1838, according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book I, page 70.  He would sell this land, 100 acres, to Mary Comb seven years later.

 

On October 1, 1838 he purchased two tracts, one for 40 acres, for $500 from Juan Ysidro Acosta, according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book E, page 256.  Acosta declared that the property was part of a league between the Bayous Alazan and Moral granted to him "by the government of Coahuila y Tejas where I lived in 1825."

 

He bought a quarter league on Shawnee Bayou December 20, 1838 from William Gann for $715, according to "Nacogdoches County, Texas Families."  Gann later stated that he “sold land to one of Jean Lafitte's pirates, according to Mary Linn Limbert, a Gann descendant.

 

On December 31, 1838 he purchased two tracts of land, acreage not stated, from James Sims for $3,000, according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book E, page 332. 

 

William Goyens paid $450 for an interest in Greer's Mills and 40 acres of land from John C. Greer, according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book L, page 110.  The property was located "on the San Antonio road, about six miles west of Nacogdoches." 

 

William Goyens received a deed from William C. Stanley and his wife Elizabeth Stanley of Nacogdoches County January 21, 1839 to land which they had purchased from John J. Louhan January 30, 1838, according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book C, page 116.  The deed was not recorded until November 9, 1856. 

 

He received another deed from the Stanleys January 31, 1839 to "land on Shawnee Prairie, east of Shawnee Village," 1107 acres for $1,100, according to Deed Book B, page 401.  This deed was recorded November 18, 1854.

 

Josiah L. Pettyjohn of Shelby County, Texas sold his headright certificate for $1,000 to William Goyens August 25, 1839, ac­cording to Nacogdoches County Deed Book K, page 630.  Henry J. Sibley and Juan Ysidro Acosta witnessed the transac­tion.

 

Following the Revolution, "W. Goyen" filed claims with the Republic of Texas Secretary of State for payment of vouchers he held.  The accounts were audited, and Voucher No. 8888 was issued for payment of the claims, according to records compiled by the Texas State Library & Archives, Microfilm Reel No. 58, Frames No. 445 and 446.

 

In the 1840 tax assessment of Nacogdoches County he paid a poll tax and an advalorem tax on 5,000 acres of land, city property in Nacogdoches, nine slaves, 30 head of cattle and a silver watch.  The Republic of Texas made no allowance for a free Negro to vote nor to own land, producing additional evidence that William Goyens was not regarded as a Negro. 

 

However, the Republic of Texas passed, in February 1840, a law which ordered all free blacks to leave the state or be sold into slavery.  Three petitions were submitted to the Texas Congress by local whites protesting the removal of the Ashworths in Jefferson County.  Petitions were also submitted supporting Elisha Thomas and William Goyens of Nacogdoches County.  Other petitions from around the state were submitted.  The result was passage of the Ashworth Act in December 1840 which allowed all free blacks who had been in Texas when the Declaration of Independence was made to remain in the state, and it exempted from expulsion David and Abner Ashworth who had immigrated after the declaration.

 

On May 3, 1841 William Goyens filed suit against Patricio de Torres, according to Nacogdoches County Court Minute Book B, page 183.  The defendant died before the case came to court.

 

On September 30, 1841, Adolphus Sterne, a magistrate and a promiment citizen of Nacogdoches recorded in his diary, "Verdict was had yesterday against William Goyens in favor of Elijah Loyd for a negro woman and some 6 or 7 children, formerly the property of Susan Collier."  The “negro woman and some 6 or 7 children” mentioned by Sterne may have been of the negro family enumerated in Goyens’ household in 1835.

 

On November 13, 1841, William Goyens sold the land he puchased from James Sims to Henry J. Sibley, his stepson, for $4,000, according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book G, page 66.  He had no compunction against making a profit on family members since he pocketed a $1,000 profit on the land which again was not described in acres. 

 

Henry Raguet sold a quarter league to William Goyens for $1,107 January 24, 1842, according to Deed Book I, page 76.  At the same time Raguet sold to him "1,500 acres on the west bank of the Moral Bayou" for $8,142, according to Deed Book N, page 94.  On May 32, 1842 Raquet sold an "undivided 3/4 interest in a league of land on the east side of the Neches River granted to Anistacio Barela October 30, 1835" for William Goyen for $2,500, according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book T, page 312.

 

Adolphus Sterne recorded in his diary August 27, 1842, "Was called upon to issue a capias against William Simons for shooting Wm. Goyens with intent to murder.  Heard nothing up to this evening from Goyens nor the shooting man."

 

On the following day he recorded, "Goyens who was shot by Wm. Simons is but slightly wounded--not enough to [do] any good."

 

"William Gowen, laborer" was prosecuted for smuggling in Nacogdoches County May 10, 1844, according to the criminal court records of that county.  He had been caught transporting without duty payment, "a hat, 10 pounds of coffee" and other contraband.

 

On April 12, 1845, William Goyens "of Nacogdoches County" gave a deed to Charles Chevalier for 1,107 acres [1/4 league] out of the John Walker League, according to adjoining Chero­kee County Deed Book I, page 36.  Consideration was $1 per acre for the land which lay east of the Neches River.

 

On August 4, 1845, he deeded 100 acres "on the waters of the Batixa" to Mary Comb for $100, according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book I, pages 69 and 76.  Henry J. Sibley, his step-son, witnessed the transaction.  On November 19, 1845, he deeded 1/4 league "on Halfmoon Prairie on Posser Creek" to Thomas Jefferson Rusk, his attorney, upon payment of $1,000, according to Deed Book I, page 103 and Deed Book B, page 405.

 

He appeared on the advalorem tax list of Nacogdoches County in 1845.  Although his skin was dark, he appeared on the 1846 polltax list of the county.  The polltax of $1 applied to every white male resident of Texas over 21 and to women who were heads of households within the state, according to "Poll Lists for 1846, Republic of Texas" by Marion Day Mullins.  Thirty-seven of the state's 254 counties had been organized by 1846.

 

William Goyens deeded a house and lot in Nacogdoches to Alexander Toost "for $100 and compliance with bond," as evidenced in Deed Book I, page 308.  He made a deed to Matthew Mosely August 24, 1848 for 100 acres of land ac­cording to Deed Book K, page 45.  On December 12, 1848, he deeded land to Joseph Campbell at a price of $1.50 per acre, according to Deed Book K, page 45.

 

He was enumerated in the 1850 U.S. federal census, page 158 as the head of Household 344-344:

 

                "Goyan,                 William                   55, born in NC, farmer,

                                                                                                                                $12,000 real estate

                                                                                Polly                                       55, born in GA, illiterate

                Collier,                    Robert                                    31, born in TX, farmer, $320

                                                                                                                                                                in real estate

                Darlin,                                    Lewis                                      47, born in DE, farmer”

 

On January 3, 1851 William Goyens bought 150 acres of land for $5 at a sheriff's sale, according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book J, page 570.  The land was previously owned by Isaac Whitaker.  On October 4, 1851, William Goyens deeded 50 acres to Harrison Morrow for $75, according to Nacog­doches County Deed Book M, page 259.  His charitable nature was revealed in his gift of "two cows and calves to Arena Paasche and children," widow of D. R. Paasche in 1852, ac­cording to Nacogdoches County Deed Book K, page 690.

 

On March 15, 1853, he deeded to Jesse P. Bruton a tract of land for $1,712, according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book L, page 71.  On June 24, 1854 he gave a deed to Jose Mariano Acosta, Jr. to 50 acres for $50, according to Deed Book L, page 199. 

 

On November 1, 1854 "William Goynes" received an affidavit from William Gann regarding the transfer of property on Shawnee Bayou, part of Stephen Stanley's Headright, according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book B, page 465.

 

On May 18, 1855 he purchased four slaves from W. N. Williams "travelling from Dallas County, Alabama,” according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book M, page 4.  The slaves were identified as "Bob, aged 31, Lizer, age 26 [has deformed foot], Tom, aged 9 and Betsy, aged 2."   Upon payment of $500, he transferred land to Eli Willingham May 24, 1855, according to Deed Book L, page 634. 

 

William Goyens gave a deed to Calvin Webb of Harris County, Texas November 10, 1855 to a league [4,428 acres] in Angelina County, Texas in the Anastacio Varilla Survey for $6,500, according to Angelina County Deed Book C, page 453.

 

Arnold Barrett received from William Goyens a "labor and 20 acres" for $500 on November 12, 1855, according to Deed Book M, page 32.  On the same day he received a confirmation deed to a labor from V. J. Simpson, executor of the John Simp­son estate, according to Deed Book M, page 30.

 

On January 1, 1856, he sold 100 acres to Alexander Moyers for $150, according to Deed Book M, page 256.  On January 17, 1856, he deeded to Thomas Collins 100 acres of land for $150, according to Deed Book M, page 357.  This land came from the original grant to Juan I. Acosta.

 

William Goyens sold 100 acres located eight miles southwest of Nacogdoches near Alazan Creek to Alexander Myers at $1.50 per acre on January 17, 1856.  On the same day, he sold 100 acres to Thomas J. Collins at the same price.  He died June 20, 1856, soon after the death of his wife.  They were buried in a cemetery near the junction of the Aylitos Creek with the Moral. 

 

On April 30, 1861 Henry J. Hancock, administrator sold one-half acre from the Josiah Pettyjohn survey, west of Moral Bayou" to J. P. Bruton for $17, according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book P, page 16.  William L. Denman of adjoin­ing Angelina County succeeded Hancock as administrator.  Denman appeared in probate court in November 1868 seeking approval to sell the remainder.

 

On January 29, 1869 he sold 900 acres in the Juan Ysidro Acosta Survey to Emory S. Huston, Jr. for $270, 31 cents per acre, according to Deed Book Q, page 168-170. 

 

In the January 1870 court term, the administrator reported that there were no funds in the estate to pay taxes, and the county judge ordered Denman to "sell all land to pay indebtedness," according to Nacogdoches County Probate Book 1, page 24. 

 

Four hundred acres out of the same survey were sold by Den­man January 31, 1870 to A. Coleson for $400, according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book Q, page 442.  He sold 1,107 acres in Angelina County which had been granted to Stephen Stanley to Ludrock Teeble for $166.05.  He sold 2,828 acres, part of the Augustus Barrella League, in Angelina County to Thomas H. Hollis for $424.20.  Thomas H. Hollis also bought 1,280 acres in Houston County, part of the Palicarpio Prosella League for 256 January 24, 1878.

 

On September 8, 1879 the court reduced the administator's fee from $250 to $100.  The estate had total assets of $1,553.92 and disbursed $953.92, leaving a $600 residue.  Claims against the estate totaled $981.83.  The court ordered payment of 68c on the dollar to settle the claims, and the estate was closed.

 

The Angelina County Judge ordered on July 20, 1881 that the estate sell the last 1,107 acres in Angelina County, according to Angelina Deed Book K, page 20.  The tract brought $166.15 or seven cents an acre.

 

Shortly before his death, William Goyens owned 3,818 acres in Nacogdoches County and 9,056 acres in neighboring Houston, Cherokee and Angelina counties.  In 1967, the value of his real estate was estimated at $1,863,450, according to Diane Elizabeth Prince who documented his life as her thesis at Stephen F. Austin University. 

 

No children were born to William Goyens and Mary "Polly" Pate Sibley Goyens.  Henry J. Sibley had died in March 1849.  His two daughters, Henrietta S. Sibley and Martha S. Sibley became the heirs to the estate of William Goyens and Mary "Polly" Pate Sibley Goyens.  Henry C. Hancock, a Nacog­doches lawyer was appointed administrator of the estate at the time of the death of William Goyens. 

 

On February 28, 1857 the administrator received one-fourth league from Bennett Blake for the Goyens estate for $266.64.  The deed recited that Goyens and Blake had a verbal contract before he died to purchase the land, the headright of Henry J. Sibley which had been issued to him October 8, 1839.

 

On August 6, 1857, the heirs of Matthew Moseley received 120 acres of land from the estate in compliance with a title bond, as recorded in Deed Book M, pages 53 and 516.  The land lay nine miles southwest of Nacogdoches on Moral Bayou.  On September 2, 1857, Jesse P. Bruton received 1,071 acres of land located three miles west of Nacogdoches upon payment of $2.34 per acre, according to Deed Book M, page 598.  This land was part of the headright of Henry J. Sibley.  The land was "situated between Aylitos Creek and Mora Creek on the San Antonio road."

 

Additional data on William Goyens is provided in "Diary of Adolphus Sterne," "Memoirs" by Benjamin Lunday and "Writings of Sam Houston."

 

Historians have recorded his exploits for over 150 years, always crediting his accomplishments to a Negro.  The Texas Historical Commission sought to honor him in 1936 by erecting a monument at his gravesite.  On it was inscribed:

 

"William Goyens, born a slave [error] in South Carolina [error], escaped [error] to Texas in 1821.  Rendered valuable assistance to the Army of Texas, 1836; interpreter for the Houston-Forbes Treaty with the Cherokees, 1836. Acquired wealth and was noted for his charity.  Died in his home on Goyen's Hill, 1856.  His skin was black; his heart true blue."

 

Hadley Goyens, perhaps a nephew of William Goyens, made an appearance in Nacogdoches County records.  He was born in Louisiana about 1840, according to his enumeration in the 1880 census.  Hadley Goyens was born in Missouri in 1840, according to his son's death certificate which may be less reliable. 

 

On August 31, 1857, he was married to Miss Emily Adley by William Castler, Justice of the Peace, according to Nacogdoches County Marriage Book B, page 227.  On September 26, 1857 Hadley Goyens gave a mortgage "on a horse and wagon and two yoke of oxen branded in William Goyens mark" to J. C. Kidd to secure payment, according to Nacogdoches County Deed Book M, page 569. 

 

On November 17, 1859 "Hadley Goynes" of Angelina County gave power of attorney to Robert F. Mitchell of Cherokee County, Texas "to receive my distribution I have in the estate of William Goyens, lately deceased in Nacogdoches County which is now in the hands of H. C. Hancock, administrator, revoking power of attorney previously given to M. B. Irwin of Angelina County, Texas for non-performance.

 

Emily Adley Goyens is presumed to have died prior to 1880.  He was a resident of Polk County, Texas in 1871. 

 

"Hadley Goynes" was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Trinity County, Texas Enumeration District 110, page 32 in Precinct 4:

 

Goynes,           Hadley,                  40, born in LA, one-armed,

                                                                                                                          farmer, married

                   Mary                                      23, born in TX, mother born in

                                                                                                   AL, wife

                   William                     1, born in TX, father born in

LA, mother born in TX,

nephew”

 

“Champ Dale Goynes” also appeared in the 1880 census of Trinity County, according to the research of Sandra L. McKinnon Loridans of Chapala, Mexico.  His parents, William Goynes and Mary Ann O’Reilly Goynes were enumerated with him.  They were married May 26, 1870 in Live Oak County, Texas. 

 

Children born to Hadley Goyens and Emily Adley Goyens are unknown.

 

Children born to William Goyens and Mary Ann O’Reilly Goyens include:

 

                William Simon Goynes        born November 25, 1871

                Champ Dale Goynes                            born about 1879

 

William Simon Goynes, son of William Goynes and Mary Ann O’Reilly Goynes, was born November 25, 1871 in Polk County, Texas, according to Lorene Varner Brown, Foundation member of Kirbyville, Texas.  She wrote January 27, 1997 that he was married in 1906 to Lucy Beulah Cline at Pendleton Ferry, Texas.  She was the daughter of Thomas M. Cline and Sarah Ann Bradshaw Cline.  Sarah Ann Bradshaw Cline was born June 6, 1842 in Mississippi and died Sepember 9, 1942 in Jasper, Texas.  Thomas M. Cline was born about 1845 in Indi-ana and died in Jasper January 3, 1928. 

 

William Simon Goynes was later remarried to Mollie Joel Cooper.

 

He was later a resident of Vidor, Orange County, Texas and was employed in the construction business there.  He, a retired laborer, died October 21, 1957 at the age of 85 years, 10 months and 26 days of a mycardial infarction at Beaumont, Texas, according to Jefferson County, Texas Death Certificates No. 33173 and 56074.  William Simon Goynes was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial park.

 

Children born to William Simon Goynes and Mollie Joel Cooper Goynes are unknown.  Children born to William Simon Goynes and Lucy Beulah Cline Goynes include:

 

                Ada Lovieann Goynes        born in March 1913

 

Ada Lovieann Goynes, daughter of William Simon Goynes and Lucy Beulah Cline Goynes, was born in March 1913, according to a granddaughter, Lorene Varner Brown.  She was married November 17, 1935 to Sam Varner.  She died February 3, 1955 at Kirbyville.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Lorene Varner                                                                       born about 1940

 

Champ Dale Goynes, son of William Goynes and Mary Ann O’Reilly Goynes, was born about 1879.  He appeared as a one-year-old in the 1880 census of Trinity County.

                                             ==O==

Mary Goyens, suggested as a daughter of William Goings and Elizabeth “Betsy” Goings, was born about 1795, probably in Surry County.  Mary Goyens was married about 1811 to Henry Curtis, according to the research of Janice Gibson.  It is believed that they later joined other family members in removing to Moore County, North Carolina.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Elizabeth Curtis                                                                                                    born about 1812

 

Elizabeth Curtis, daughter of Henry Curtis and Mary Goyens Curtis, was born about 1812 in North Carolina.  She was married about 1830 to James Mayhew.  They removed to Illinois.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                James S. Mayhew                                                                                born November 27, 1833

 

James S. Mayhew, son of James Mayhew and Elizabeth Curtis Mayhew, was born November 27, 1833 in Clinton County, Illinois, according to Janice Gibson.  In 1890 James S. Mayhew made an application to the Cherokee Nation, showing his descent from William “Billy” Goyens and Betsy Goyens.”  The application was rejected.

                                             ==O==

Ambris Goyn was married July 18, 1866 to Molise J. Dunkin, according to “Surry County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868.”  Of Ambris Goyn and Molise J. Dunkin Goyn nothing more is known.

                                             ==O==

Sanders Goyne was married January 28, 1851 to Hanah Raynolds [Ray Lales?], according to “Surry County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1780-1868.”  Hugh Hicks was the bondsman.  The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” Record 1087, Bond No. 144749.  Children born to Sanders Goyne and Hanah Raynolds Goyne are unknown.

 

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

 

Cathey's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery contains the graves of three members of the Goings family, according to "Transylvania County, North Carolina Cemetery Survey," page 157, by Frankie Monteith.  Headstones in the cemetery, located on Highway 64 read:

 

                "Bobby Goings, Born 1950, Died 1950

                George J. Goings, Born 1913, Died 1970

                James A. Goings, Born April 2, 1924, Died September 2,

                                1979, PFC, U.S. Army, WWII"

 

TRYON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

 

William Going received a tract of land from Robert Colling­wood in Tryon County October 24, 1774 and a royal patent March 2, 1775. 

 

"William Goings" appeared as "first chain bearer" in 1775 in survey records, according to "Tryon County, North Carolina Index to Land Surveys," Files 1195 and 1368, by Miles S. Philbeck.  "William Goins" reappeared as "first chain bearer" in 1783, File 1830.

 

When Rutherford County, North Carolina was formed from land in Tryon County in 1779, the land of William Going appeared in the new county. 

 

On August 23, 1779 "William Going. planter and Hester, his wife of Rutherford County" conveyed 200 acres to Samuel Stockton, according to Rutherford County Deeed Book A, page 196 as reported in "Rutherford County, North Carolina Ab­stracts of Deeds, Volumes A-D" by John P. Green.

 

Two months later on October 25, 1779 the Rutherford County Deed Book A, page 44 records:

 

"Of American Independence the 3rd.  Samuel Stockton, planter and Prudence, his wife of Rutherford County convey 200 acres on Ward's Creek to William Whiteside . . . . two tracts of land: the first, granted to Robert Collinwood by the sheriff for Moses Moore [Moor] in 1773 and by Collinwood to William Goin on October 24, 1774; the second, patented to William Going on March 2, 1775."

 

WAKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

 

Free Colored Persons of Wake County, 1790 Census

 

"All Other Free Persons" on the 1790 Wake County, North Carolina census.

 

“I will list them as FPCs and any other info I may have on them.

 I will list the white families that have FPCs listed with them as well. There are 21 FPCs and 26 White families with FPCs listed in the same HH.  I will list one name listed above and below each person for FYI.  There is one Cope family on this listing and this is the family of Thomas Cope who has descendants found on the 1850 Wake CO NC census with the Chavis [Blacks and Mulattos] family living with and next to some of them.”

 

1.  Henry Temple- white- 6 FPCs - William Hubbard above and Henry Temple below- whites.

2) Robert Temple- white- 8 FPCs- Nathan Verser & Ransom House-white

3) Ann Fowler- white- 2 FPCs- Ann Horten & Benjamin Wheeler-white

4) William Alford- white-3 FPCs- William Reynolds & William Barham- white

5) William Fowler-white- 1 FPC- William Merrit & Zadock Bell- white

6) Dempsey Powell-white- 1 FPC- Dawson Grimes & Francis Perry-white

7) John Marlow- white- 4 FPCs- James Fort & John Moreholland-white

8) George Brasfield-white- 1 FPC- Glaphzoa Davis & Grbell Bodine

9) George RUSSELL- 11 all listed FPCs- Grbell Bodine

    Hugh Kennerday- white

Next 3 all listed as FPCs - living next to each other-

10) Francis JONES - 5 all FPCs- James Elliot -white & James Russell -FPC11) James RUSSELL- 3 all FPCs- Francis Jones- FPC & Thomas Locklear- FPC- Note: George RUSSELL on this list also a FPC.12) Thomas Locklear-

13 all FPCs- James Russell FPC & Smith Patterson white-Note: A John Locklier age 51is listed as Black on the 1850 Wake CO NC census with 4 children listed Black with William Price age 9 listed Black in the same household. Leathy Locklier age 60 listed Black living with William Chavis age 30 Black- Fanny Chavis age 31 Black and Elizabeth Chavis age 7 Mulatto are also listed in this family.

13) Joseph Brasfield-white- 1 FPC- James Diol white-& Joseph Golihon-white- Note:
2nd Brasfield found with a FPC on this list.
14) Joseph Golihon-white- 1 FPC- Joseph Brasfield & John Riley Sr. white
15) John ELLIS- 3 all FPCs- John Ward & John Riley JR-white
16) Lewis Bledsoe-white- 6 FPcs- Leannnerday Canneday/Kennerday/Cannedy & Lewis Barker, white

17) Lewis Moore-white-1 FPC- Lewis Barker & Major Pollard-white
18) Teller Ship-white- 1 FPC- Thomas Jackson & Thomas Goor-white- Note: Wake CO
NC marriage record shows Teller Ship marr- Nancy Velvin- 23 Jan 1787 Wake CO
NC - Ezekial Bledsoe BM-related to Lewis Bledsoe above ?
19) Thomas EVINS- 6 all FPCs- Mary Harrelson & Robert Snede-white- Note: Evans
found 1850 Wake CO NC listed as Mulattos & Blacks.
20) Andrew Hartsfield-white- 1 FPC- Thomas Humphries & Abraham Abbott-white
21) John Rich -white- 3 FPCs- John Butler & James Hindon-white
22) Isaac FERGOSON- 6 all FPCs- Isham Sims, Jr. & Joseph Stephens-white
23) Julus CORN- 3 all FPCs- John Burns & Solomon Roberts-white
24) Laurence PETIFORD- 8 all FPCs- Thomas Burges & John Bodine-white
25) Richard Holland-white- 1 FPC- Nathan Dennis & Richard Leavins-white
26) Thomas HILLERY- 2 all FPCs- Hardy Lilley & James Moss-white
27) Lewis Jones -white-Lewis Candle & Lovit Stinson-white
28) Mathew MACKLIN- 6 all FPCs- Moses Harvell & Nathan Rowland-white
29) Thomas MACKLIN- 11 all FPCs- Thomas Driver Jr & Titus Turner-white
30) William STEWART- 11 all FPCs- William Williams & Valinitin Braswell-white
31) Isaac Hudson-white- 1 FPC- Isaac Atkins & Joseph Britt Jr-white
32) ISAAC COPELAND- 4 all FPCs- John Buzby & John Myat Sr-white- Note: Will of
Isaac Copeland -3 Dec 1806 Surry CO NC--wife Sahrey-son Isaac to have 550
acres on Little Beaver Creek.Sons- Jesse, Lott, & Samuel. Dau.s- Mary Atkins,
Elizabeth Walker, Sahrey Cortly. Exr.-son Isaac-wit: David P. SIMER ?, Henry
Cox, Deastin Holden. Prvd by Simer & Cox-Rec. Aug Court 1808- Note: 2- 1790
Wake CO NC pg 105- Isaac Copeland 4 other Free Persons, 1800 Surry CO NC
census pg 643, Wake CO NC Deedbook- Q: 154- 22 Mar 1799-

 

Isaac Copeland of Wake County, North Carolina  to Walter Rand for £100, 200 acres on Eastside of road adjoining Clifton & John Lewis, formerly purchased from Ephriam Williams November 26, 1793.

 
More Notes: Surry CO NC- Isaac Copeland JR. apptd constable in Horns dist
with Isaac Copeland & West MOSELEY securities for £250 12 Nov 1794,
Ordered Lott Copeland pay Betsey Howard a further sum of £6 to be
discharged quarterly for the purpose of raising a bastard child of said
Betsey's begot by said Copeland, 14 May 1799.- Jo White Linn's book Surry CO
NC wills 1771-1827-page 128. The Will of Sarah Copeland 24 Feb 1814 Surry CO
NC page 136.
FYI- will of Joseph Guin-listed as Gwin/Going and Gowin- 18 Apr 1813 Surry CO
NC- page 138- wife Nancy-. Youngest son Lewis to have my estate and mill. Other children have their part. Exrs: wife Nancy, James Hannah, John Bryson.
Wit: Thomas Snow, Mitchel Thompson, Bartlett Hammock. Proved by Bartlett
Hammock. Rec. November Court, 1815- Note: this name also appears in the records as
Gwin, Going and Gowen. The 1812 Surry CO tax list of Capt. Underwood- Joseph
Going- 1poll, Antony Going 150 acres 1 poll, Joseph Going SR. 150 acres. The
1816 Surry CO NC tax list: Anthony Going 150 acres Stewarts Creek-1 wp,
William Going 1 wp, Nancy Going 150 acres on Stewarts Creek. 1817 Surry CO NC
tax list shows Nancy Guin with 150 acres, Anthony Guin with 150 acres on
Stony Creek-1 wp; William Guin with 1 wp.- page 138 Jo White Linn book.
Back to Wake CO NC-
33) Walter Rand-white- 1 FPC- Turner Smith & William Bridges-white- Walter Rand
bought land from Isaac Copeland.
34) Bartlet Allen-white- 1 FPC- benjamin Jones & Benjamin Clark-white
35) Dempsay TABOURN- 5 all FPCs- Christian Ferrell & David Brasfield -white
 Note: Tayborns' listed as FPCs in NC several times- Pat Elder book shows
1810 Granville CO NC 1 Tabourn as FPC- 1786 Granville CO NC tax list-
Beaverdam dist- pg 1- William Taburn- not listed as white or Black, others listed as white are Samuel Mosely, John Mosely-pg 3 Williamson CAPE- found as Cope on several tax lists.


Elilia Taybourn marr. James Hudspeth- 15 Feb 1797 Granville CO NC- William Mitchell BM.

 

James Tabun, age 18, listed as Mulatto in the  1850 census of Wake County, North Carolina, living with Willie Inscore, age 57, white.

 

36) Justin CORN- 3 all FPCs- James Murry & John Jordan-white- 2nd Corn listed
as FPC on this census.
37) Jonathan Shammill- white- 1 FPC- John Jordan & John Phillips-white
38) John Alston-white- 5 FPCs- Isaac Hicks & Joseph Little-white
39) James TABUN- 3 all FPCs- James Parker & Jarred Sandey-white- Note: May be
related to James Tabun 1850 Wake CO NC and Dempsey Tabourn 1790 Wake CO.
40) Jesse Rice-white- 1 FPC- Jethro Reynolds & Kinsmon Allen-white
41) Micajah DEMPSEY- 2 all FPCs- Maton Tomson & Nancy Pollard-white
42) Peter HEDGEPITH- 5 all FPCs- Peter Hudson & Pumphrey Gouch- white- Peter
Hudson listed next to Nancy Pollard. Hudspeth name found with Cope VA 1782
Montgomery CO VA Militia, Hudspeth found with Bradford Granville CO NC and
Bradford found with Williamson Cape/Cope 1757-1790 Granville CO NC. Hudspeth
also found Surry CO NC 1780s.
43) Robert CORN- 4 all FPCs- Pumphrey Gouch & Richard Tonlinson-white- 3rd CORN
listed as FPC on this census.
44) Richard Banks- white- 2 FPCs- Rodeyan Griggs & Samuel Smith-white
45) Valentine DORUS- 8 all FPCs- Thomas May & William Carpenter-white
46) William Little-white-2 FPCs-  William Ferrell & William Rives-white
47) William Ashley-white- 2 FPCs- Woodson Daniel & William Reynois-white

                                             ==O==

Betsey Going [colored] was married January 20, 1816 to Willie Jones [colored], according to “Wake County, North Carolina Marriages, 1771-1850," record 2273, bondsman Francis Jones, witnessB. S. King, bond 154913.  Nothing more is known of Willie Jones and Betsey Going Jones.

 

"Samuel Goins," regarded as a brother to Betsey Going,' was married to Nancy Jones July 2, 1817, according to “Wake County, Northn Carolina Marriages, 1771-1850."  Children born to Samuel Goin and Nancy Jones Goin are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Britton Going was married to Mary Chambers April 30, 1791, according to “Wake County, North Carolina Marriages, 1771-1850."  Children born to Britton Going and Mary Cham­bers Going are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Henry Going, free colored, appeared as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Wake County, page 182.  The family was listed as:

 

                Going,    Henry                     free colored male                                  36-55

                                                                                                                free colored female                               36-55

                                                             free colored male                                  10-24

                                                                                                                free colored female                                 0-10

                                                                                                                free colored female                                 0-10"

                                             ==O==

Sally Going was married to Jesse Wall April 27, 1813, ac­cording to “Wake County, North Carolina Marriages, 1771-1850." 

                                             ==O==

Henry Goings was married to Eliza Simmons January 15, 1839, according to “Wake County, North Carolina Mar­riages, 1771-1850."  Of Henry Goings and Eliza Simmons Goings nothing more is known.

                                             ==O==

Hinton Goings was married to Lucinda Sweat May 4, 1841, ac­cording to “Wake County, North Carolina Marriages, 1771-1850," record 01169, bondsman William A. Patte and James Folwler, witness Richard P. Finch and H. B. Hayes, bond 000153377.  Children born to Hinton Goings and Lucinda Sweat Goings are unknown.

==O==

Lucy Goings (colored) was married to Williamson Sorrell (colored) December 25, 1865 in Wake County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 03491, bondsman S. C. Marcom, witness Junius Ferrell, bond 000158110.  The marriage was performed by John Q. Adams, Jr.  Nothing more is known of Williamson Sorrell and Lucy Goings Sorrell.

                                             ==O==

Mourning Goings, free colored, appeared as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Wake County, page 184.  The family was listed as:

 

                "Goings,                Mourning              free colored female               55-100

                                                                                                                free colored male                  24-36

                                                                                                                free colored female               24-36

                                                                                                                free colored male                  10-24

                                                                                                                free colored male                    0-10"

==O==

Samuel Goins was married to Nancy Jones July 2, 1817 in Wake County according to “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01169, bondsman Benson Card, witness S. H. Pullen, bond 000153378.  Nothing more is known of Samuel Goins and Nancy Jones Goins.

                                             ==O==

Sarah Goins was married January 3, 1840 to Mager[Micagah?] Burnett, according to “Wake County, North Carolina Marriages, 1771-1850."  The marriage is confirmed by “North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868,” record 01075, bondsman William P. Brook, witness A. Williams, bond 000152037.  Nothing more is known of Mager[Micagah?] Burnett and Sarah Goins Burnett.

                                             ==O==

Mrs. R. T. Gowan was a resident of Raleigh in 1931, accord­ing to "Roster of North Carolina Soldiers in the Ameri­can Rev­olution."

                                             ==O==

Harold H. Gowen, 56, died January 10, 1999, according to his obituary in "Raleigh News & Observer," edition of January 11.  He was buried in Hollywood Cemetery at Farmville, North Carolina.

                                        ==O==

John Gowin died in January 1829, according to the "Raleigh Register" in its edition dated January 30, 1829.

                                             ==O==

Delilah Gowin was married to Luis Chavos October 2, 1816, according to “Wake County, North Carolina Marriages, 1771-1850." 

 

WARREN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

 

Edward Going was born about 1742.  He enlisted in the North Carolina Continental Line, Warren County for service in the Revolutionary War, according to "Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files" abstracted by Virgil D. White.  He applied for a Revolutionary pension in Caroline County, Virginia in August 1832, "aged between 90 and 100 years."  He received Pension No. S6899.

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

 

Charles Guinn, mulatto, son of Champaon Guinn and Dorcas Guinn, was was apprenticed to Richard Callaway and Rebeka Hutson May 16, 1791, according to "Burke County, North Carolina Apprentice Bonds and Records, 1784-1873:"

 

"This Indenture made the Sixteenth day of may in the year of our Lord, one thousand Seven hundred and Ninety one Between Champaon Guinn of the Western Territory and County of Washington, farmer of the one Part and Richard Callaway and Rebekah of the other Part Witnesseth the Said Champaon Guinn and Darcas his Wife Do put their Son Charles Guinn, melato Boy, apprintice to Serve the Said Richard Callaway and Re­beka Hutson untill he Shall be of the age of Twenty one years, the said Charles was Born ye 15th Day of Febuary 1788 therefor he, his master and mistres Shall faithfully Serve for the Term of Eighteen Years Which Will End ye 15th Day of Febuary 1809 During Which Time, the said Charles, his master and mistres Shall obay their Councels, Observe and keep as a faithfull aPrintice aught to Do--he Shall not Embazell his masters Goods nor Contract marrag Without their Consent and the Said Richard Callaway Shall find the Sd Boy Charles meet Drink Cloathing Washing and Lodging and Every other thing Needfull for an Apprintice, and the Richard Call­away Shall give the said apprintice one year schooling; and Larne him the art of Aggriculter and when the Said Boy come to the age of 21 years, the Said Richard Callaway Shall Give him a good sute of cloath [to Wit] a Coat Jacot and Britches Two Shirt a Par of shoes and stockins and a hat, a horse Bridle and Sadle.

 

In Witness whereof the Parties to these Presents have hereunto Set their [sic] hand and fixed their Seals the Dat and Day first above Writen--

 

Witnesses:                                                                      Champaon [C] Guinn

                                                                                                         

Richard [X] Callaway

William [+] Baird                                            Rebecca [R] Hutson

Ezekiel Baird, Jurat"      

 

WILKES COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

 

Goen/Gowan/Gowen Absher was a cosignor of Terner Walker on his marriage bond in 1827 in Wilkes County.  Nanalee Wrenn wrote August 3, 2003 the Gowan Absher had a son by the name of Ezekiel Absher who was married to Elizabeth Crouse.  Later he was remarried to Nancy Wolfe.

                                             ==O==

Ezekiel Goins was a resident of Wilkes County about 1755, living in the northern part in the vicinity of Traphill, North Carolina.

 

Ezekiel Goins was married July 14, 1779 to Mrs. Sarah Gunter, according to "Marriages of Rowan County, North Carolina, 1753-1868."  Sarah Gunter was his second wife, according to the research of Joyce Joines Newman.  William Butler was bondsman on Bond No. 125211, and Joseph Brevard was a witness to the marriage of Ezekiel Goins and Sarah Gunter Goins.

 

Ezekiel Goins wrote his will in 1805, and mentioned in it was Edmund Gunter [alias Joines], according to Joyce Joines Newman, a great-great-great-granddaughter.

 

Children born to Ezekiel Goins and his first wife, according to Joyce Joines Newman include:

 

                Thomas Goins                                                                                                      born about 1760

                Shadrach Goins                                                                                    born about 1765

                Major Goins                                                                                                          born about 1770

 

Children born to Ezekial Goins and Sarah Gunter Goins include:

 

                Edmund Gunter [alias Joines]                            born about 1775

 

Thomas Goins, son of Ezekiel Goins and his first wife was born about 1760.  He was killed about 1779 in South Carolina during the Revolutionary War, according to Joyce Joines Newman.

 

Edmund Gunter Joines, son of Sarah Gunter Goins, was born about 1775, probably in Rowan County.  He lived in the southern part of Wilkes County near Moravian Falls, North Carolina and was the progenitor of the Joines family there, according to Joyce Joines Newman.

 

“Thomas Joins” was listed in the 1787 tax list of Wilkes County and was also enumerated in the 1790 census of Wilkes County.  His family included “1 white male over 16, 1 white male under 16 and 7 white females.”

                                             ==O==

A parallel account of the above family was written by Eldon Dean Joines who declares that the family surname was Joines.  He wrote:

 

“Ezekiel Joines was born around the 1720's, location unknown, and died between July-August 1803 in Wilkes County.  His first wife has not been documented, but is regarded as Pruitt. 

 

He was remarried to a widow, Sarah Gunter July 14, 1779 in Rowan County, North Carolina.  She was born before 1755 and died after 1803 in Wilkes County.

 

 

Children born to Ezekiel Joines and Sarah Gunter Joines include:

 

         1. Major JOINES, died in the Revolutionary War (based on family tradition)

 

         2. Thomas JOINES, b. 1750-1760, probably in NC; d. Jan. 1834, Wilkes Co., NC; m. Mary

         CAUDILL.

 

         3.  Piety JOINES, b. 1765-1775, probably in NC; d. 1830-1840, Wilkes Co., NC; m. James

         PEARSON (PARSON), Feb. 1, 1792, Wilkes Co., NC.

 

         4.  Sarah JOINES, b. 1770's-1780's, m. unknown ROBERTS.

 

 

         Ezekiel Joines arrived in Wilkes County, North Carolina, by 1787, when his name first appears on a tax list.  It isn't known where he was born.  He may be the Ezekiel "Jones" on the Rowan County tax list of 1778, Capt. Lyon's Dist.  His son Thomas "Goins"  was living on Big Elkin Creek in Wilkes Co. by Sept. 14, 1778 (Wilkes Co., NC, Land Entry Book, Entry No. 406.

 

         Ezekiel seems to have married twice.  His first wife apparently died 1779. Rowan County's

         records show that "Ezikil Goins" then married Sarah Gunter on July 14, 1779.  Various

         records including Ezekiel's will mention "Edmund Joines alias Edmund Gunter," who must have been Sarah's son by a prior marriage.

 

         1787 State Census, Wilkes Co., NC, Trible's Dist: EZEKIEL JOINES

 

         1789, EZEKIEL JOINES purchased 200 acres on Cub Creek in  Wilkes County from

         Charles Walker of Franklin County, Georgia.   Ezekiel sold half of this parcel two years

         later.  Shortly before his death in 1803, he deeded the remaining 100 acres to "Edmund

         Joines alias Edmund Gunter."  (Wilkes Co. Deed Book C, p.519.) 

 

         1790 Census, Wilkes Co., NC:  EZEK. JONES

 

         1791, EZEKIEL JOINES sold 100 acres to George Payne. The deed states that this was

         part of a tract of land sold to Ezekiel Joines by Charles Walker.

 

         1795, Wilkes Co., NC, Tax List:  EZEKIEL GINES, 187 acres of land, 1 poll.

         ( Also listed: Thomas Joines, 100 acres, 1 poll.)

 

         1797, Wilkes Co., NC, Tax List: EZEKIEL JOINES, 100 acres, 0 polls (i.e., exempt as over

         age 70)

         Also listed: Edmund Joines "alias Edmund Gunter" with 87 acres of land, 1 poll; Thomas

         Joines, 100 acres, 1 poll.

 

         1800, Wilkes Co., NC, Federal Census, p.48:  EZEKIEL JOINES

               1 w/m over 45

               1 w/f 10-15

               1 w/f 16-25

               1 w/f over 45

               no slaves

 

Ezekiel's will was filed with the court of Wilkes County in August 1803.  He left  his entire estate to Sarah for her life or widowhood, and directed that upon her death or remarriage his property be divided equally between his children: "Edmund Joines alias Edmund Gunter,"  Thomas Joines, "Sayer" [Sarah] Roberts, and Piety Parsons.

 

According to descendant Eldon Joines, Ezekiel is probably buried in a family cemetery in the forest near Wilkesboro, NC.  His gravestone has not been found.  However, there is a gravestone in this cemetery bearing the letters J.W.J. which may be Ezekiel's grandson John Wesley Joines [c.1805-c.1880].

                                             ==O==

Thomas Goins was a land owner in Wilkes County in 1778, according to "Land Entry Book, Wilkes County, North Carolina" by Mrs. W. O. Absher.

 

On September 14, 1778 Thomas Goins in Entry No. 406 was referred to as “adjoining William Hill.”  In Entry 494 Thomas Goins entered 100 acres on Big Elkin Creek November 5, 1778.  In Entry No. 497 Thomas Goins entered 100 acres "on a branch that runs into the East fork of Roaring River."  Ap­parently he received this land from Joseph Vaughn November 10, 1778.

 

In Entry No. 1219 Thomas Goins entered 50 acres of land ad­joining Randolph Holbrooks September 30, 1779.  In Entry No. 1220 he entered 50 acres of land adjoining.  In Entry No. 1221 he entered 100 acres of land adjoining John Burgey.

 

In Entry 1286 Thomas Goins was referred to as a neighbor in the entry of Thomas Payne, Jr. November 13, 1779.  A similar entry was made in No. 1287.  On February 5, 1780 Thomas Goins entered 50 acres "near Big Elkin Creek, adjoining his old entry" according to Entry 1595.  Entry No. 1596, also dated February 5, 1780, was made by Thomas Goins for 100 acres of land adjoining.

 

Entry No. 1597, also dated February 5, 1780, was made by Thomas Goins on 100 acres of land on Big Elkin Creek.  Ap­parently this property was transferred to Timothy Izell.  Entry No. 1598, also dated February 5, 1780, was made by Thomas Goins for 50 acres on Big Elkin Creek, adjoining Thomas Payne, Jr.

 

"Thomas Goin" was enumerated July 7, 1787 in the state census of Wilkes County.  His household was recorded as:

 

                "Goin,     Thomas                 white male                             21-60

                                                             white female

                                                                                                                white female

                                                             white female

                                                             white female

                                                                                                                white female"

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John Going was recorded June 10, 1787 as the head of a household in the state census of Wilkes County.

 

                "Going,                  John       white male                             21-60

                                                                                                                white female

                                                                                                                white male                             21-60

                                                                                                                white female                         

                                                                                                                white male                             21-60

                                                                                                                white female         

                                                                                                                white male                             21-60

                                                                                                                white female                         

                                                                                                                white male                             21-60"

 

YADKIN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

 

The obituary of Catherine Ann Holden Goins was published in the “Winston-Salem Journal” on October 11, 2002:

 

“Mrs. Catherine Ann Holden Goins, 47, of Fish Brandon Road, Yadkinville, North Carolina, passed away Wed-nesday, October 9, 2002 at Forsyth Medical Center.  She was born Oct. 7, 1945, in Yadkin County to Henry Lee Holden and Rena Reavis Holden.

 

Mrs. Goins worked as a secretary with Yadkinville Elementary School and was a member of South Oak Ridge Baptist Church.  Mrs. Goins was preceded in death by her father, Henry Lee Holden. 

 

Surviving are her husband of 30 years, Buster Goins of the home; a daughter, Marianne Goins of the home; a son, Steven Goins of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; her mother, Rena R. Holden of Yadkinville; and a sister, Melba Mulis of Yadkinville.  Her funeral service will be con-ducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at South Oak Ridge Baptist Church by the Rev. Phil Beavers and the Rev. Chris Hauser.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.”

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The obituary of James Goins was published in the “Winston-Salem Journal” on 7/12/2003.

 

 

“Yadkinville--Mr. James Goins, 75, formerly of Old Stage Road passed away Friday, July 11, 2003, at Meadowbrook Manor Health Care in Clemmons.  He was born Aug. 17, 1927, in Yadkin County to the late William M. Goins and Mozella Shore Goins.  Mr. Goins was a graduate of Courtney High School in 1948.  He worked with Mackie-Hinshaw-Gentry and Mackie-Gentry Funeral Home for over 40 years.  He also worked with Gentry Family Funeral Home for several years.

 

Mr. Goins was a member of Yadkin Lodge No. 162 AF&AM, as well as the order of the Eastern Star Chap-ter 233 in Yadkin-ville. He was an active member of Centenary United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem as long as his health permitted.  In addition to his par-ents, Mr. Goins was preceded in death by his sister, Margurette Goins Trivette and two brothers, Charles Ed-ward Goins and Walter Ray Goins.  Surviving are his two brothers, Bill Goins and wife Betty Goins of Winston-Salem and Bobby Goins and wife Doris Goins of Angell Road, Davie County and several nieces and nephews.

 

His funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Gentry Family Chapel.  Burial will follow at Deep Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.”

 

NORTH DAKOTA

 

Verenard Gowin Wilson was born September 11, 1898 in Fargo, North Dakota, according to “North Dakota Military Men.”  He was enlisted there April 29, 1918 and was sent to Jefferson Barracks, Missouri where he served in the Quartermaster Corps as a freight handler.  He was discharged there March 25, 1919 as private.

 

TOWNER COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA

 

Edna B. Gowen, rancher or cowgirl is believed to have lived in Cando, North Dakota in June 1901, according to the research of Sally Green.

 

WALSH COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA

 

Lawrence Russel Gowan was born October 19, 1897 at Ardoch, North Dakota, according to “North Dakota Military Men in the World War, 1917-1919.”  He was inducted into the U.S. Army October 14, 1918 and sent to the University of Minnesota.  There he served in the Students Army Training Corps until he was discharged December 12, 1918.

 

OHIO

 

No individuals by the name of Gowen [or spelling variations appeared in the 1800 federal census or the 1803 state census of Ohio.

 

In the 1830 census of Ohio there were three families of interest to Gowen chroniclers:

 

                Householder                                                                         County,                                                  Page               

 

                Gowan,                   Nancy                                    Tuscarawas                                           42

                Gowen,                   John                                       Pike                                                                         26

                Gowings,                               Joseph                                   Shelby                                                                    28

 

Eleven families of interest to Gowen chroniclers appeared in the 1850 census of Ohio:

 

                Householder                                                         County,                  Page       Township

 

                Gowen,   Ann                                       Clark,                                      197          Springfield

                Gowen,   John                                      Portage,                                 148          Rootstow

                Gowen,   Joseph                                   Clermont,                               308          Batavia

                Gowen,   Margaret                                Adams                                   123          Liberty

                Gowen,   Willer                    Adams                                   122          Liberty

                Gowens, Jacob                                     Hamilton                                371          Cincinnati

                Gowens,                 Walter                                    Union                                     275          Jerome

                Gowin,    Francis                   Hamilton                                233          Cincinnati

                Gowing, J.                                                            Butler                                     214          Hamilton

                Goyan,                   Francis                  Hamilton                                270          Cincinnati

                Goyan,                   Francis                  Seneca                                   426          Tiffin C.

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Ohio was originally settled by military men, veterans of the Revolutionary War from New England.  The Revolutionaries made the first permament settlement in the Northwest Territory  at Marietta, Ohio in 1788, and ever after Ohio generously furnished men for the nation’s battles.

 

In the Civil War, Ohio loyally supported the Union, furnishing 319, 659 for the U. S. Army.

 

In World War I, more than 263,000 Ohioans, out of a population of 3,000,000 answered the call to the colors, according to “Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the World War, 1917-1918.”  Originally compiled in 1926, the volume provides detailed information about those inducted which family historians find beneficial to their research.  It provides places of birth, location and date of enlistment, city of residence, date of discharge, units of service and war theatres and engagements.

 

Of interest to Foundation researchers are 14 officers and enlisted men:

 

Capt. Maurice R. Gowing was born April 11, 1894 in Toledo, Ohio.  His residence at the time of enlistment was at Columbus, Ohio.  He served as a 2nd lieutenant in the Coast Artillery Corps at Ft. Monroe, Virginia from November 5, 1917.  He became a 1st lieutenant February 15, 1918 and captain July 24, 1918.  In 1919 he served at Ft. Williams, Maine and Ft. Levett, Maine.  His resignation was accepted September 1, 1919.

 

Capt. William A. Gowing was born in Allendale, Missouri November 12, 1871.  He enlisted September 20, 1918 from Toledo, Ohio and served as a doctor in the Army Medical Corps in Michigan.  He was discharged December 3, 1918 and returned to his practice in Toledo.

 

Albert Goins, colored was born April 7, 1887 in Winnsboro, South Carolina.  He was enlisted August 23, 1918 from Cincinnati and served in the 814th Pioneer Infantry Regiment as a private.  He went overseas in the American Expeditionary Force October 6, 1918.  He was promoted to private first class June 1, 1919 and was discharged July 28, 1919.

 

Bud K. Goins, colored was born November 4, 1895 in Pomeroy, Ohio.  He was enlisted from Athens, Ohio August 9, 1918 and was assigned to the 18th Infantry Battalion.  He was discharged January 27, 1919 as a sergeant.

 

Charles A. Goins, colored was born in 1897 at Zanesville, Ohio.  He was enlisted November 8, 1917 and assigned to Company B, 304th Stevedore Regiment.  He was promoted to private first class December 3, 1917.  On January 3, 1918, he was transferred to the 304th Service Battalion where he was promoted to sergeant February 2, 1918.  He served overseas from January 13, 1918.  He was reduced back to private May 13, 1919 and received an honorable discharge June 26, 1919.

 

Gus Goins, white was born in Frankfort, Kentucky March 4, 1890.  He enlisted June 27, 1918 from Toledo and was assigned to the 6th Training Battalion.  He served in the 158th Depot Brigade until July 16, 1918.  He was transferred to Company B, 309th Ammunition Train and joined the American Expeditionary Forces September 17, 1918.  He was promoted to corporal November 9, 1918 and honorably discharged February 14, 1919.

 

James Goins, colored, was born in Cuthbert, Georgia in 1892.  He was enlisted from Columbus October 28, 1917.  He was assigned to Company B, 317th Engineers.  His unit joined the AEF June 10, 1918 and participated in the Meuse-Argonne battle where he was “severely wounded” November 11, 1918 [Armistice Day],  He returned from France February 12, 1919 and was honorably discharged March 15, 1919.

 

James W. Goins, white, regarded as a brother to Gus Goins, was born August 9, 1887 in Frankford, Kentucky.  He was enlisted from Toledo July 15, 1918 and was assigned to Company I, 335th Infantry Regiment.  He was honorably discharged December 9, 1918.

 

Jesse T. Goins, white, was born August 9, 1887 at Sekitan, Ohio.  He was enlisted July 25, 1918 at Ft. Thomas, Kentucky.  He was assigned to the Coast Artillery Corps at Ft. Screven, Georgia until September 6, 1918.  On that date he was transferred to Battery C, 45th Artillery Battalion which was assigned to the AEF.  He went overseas October 21, 1919 and was returned January 31, 1919.  He received an honorable discharge February 12, 1919.

 

Samuel J. Goins, white, was born in 1888 at Versailles, Kentucky.  He was enlisted June 5, 1917 at Columbus Barracks, Ohio.  He was made private first class August 1, 1917 and corporal September 1, 1917.  He was assigned to Company A, 10th Field Signal Battalion and went overseas with his unit October 29, 1918 as a sergeant.  On December 24, 1918, he was transferred to 56th Service Company, Signal Corps.  He returned home July 29, 1919 and was honorably discharged August 7, 1919.

 

William M. Goins, white, was born in 1893 at Midway, Kentucky.  He was enlisted June 5, 1917 from Akron and assigned to Company A, 10th Field Signal Battalion, along with Samuel J. Goins.  He became a private first class August 1, 1917, corporal September 1, 1917 and sergeant March 1, 1918.  On October 29, 1918 they went overseas with Company C, 116th Field Signal Battalion.  On December 24, 1918, they transferred to the 56th Service Company, Signal Corps, AEF.  They were returned hom July 29, 1919 and honorably discharged August 7, 1919.

 

Murphy H. Goins, colored, was born at Carthage, North Carolina in 1894.  He was enlisted at Columbus Barracks December 5, 1917 and assigned to Company A, 313rd  Service Battalion.  He became a sergeant March 6, 1918 and was reduced to private first class April 8, 1918 while with the AEF.  He was returned home June 25, 1919 and honorably discharged July 1, 1919.

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Anna Sophia Goins was born in Ohio in 1865 and was married in 1892 to Alfred P. Stonerock who was born in 1862.  He died in 1925, and she died in 1941.

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William D. Gowen was listed at age 18 on, June 7, 1862 on the Union side, according to the American Civil War Soldiers database.

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James McGowen enlisted on August 8, 1861 at age 39 for the Union Side, according to the American Civil War Soldiers database.

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William B. McGowen enlisted December 23, 1863 at age 19 on the Union Side, according to the American Civil War Soldiers database.

                                      

 

ADAMS COUNTY, OHIO

 

Helen L. Goins, 79, of 1614 Park Street, Sidney, Ohio died Thursday, according to the October 2, 1999 edition of the “Dayton Daily News.”

 

ATHENS COUNTY, OHIO

 

William Goen, a Virginian, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Athens County, Enumeration District 13, page 136, Troy Township in the town of Hock­ingport, Ohio:

 

                "Goen,                    William                   48, born in VA

                                                                                Sarah A.                 35, born in OH

                                                                                George H.                              12, born in WV

                                                                                Carrie                                        2, born in OH"

 

Children born to William Goen and Sarah A. Goen include:

 

                George H. Goen                                                    born about 1868

                Carrie Goen                                                                           born about 1878

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Margaret Marie Lewis Goins, widow of Danzel L. Goins, died Wednesday, December 25, 2002, according to her obituary published in the “Zanesville Times” of December 27:

                                             ==O==

Jesse Goins was born in Virginia about 1824.  He was married about 1845, wife’s name Eveline.  She was born in Virginia about 1830.  They were enumerated in the 1880 census of Athens County:

 

                “Goins,   Jesse                      56, mulatto, born in VA

                                                                Eveline   50, mulatto, born in VA

                                                                Hiram                      19, born in VA”

 

Children born to Jesse Goins and Eveline Goins include:

 

                Hiram Goins                                                                          born about 1861

 

Hiram Goins, son of Jesse Goins and Eveline Goins, was born in Virginia about 1861.  He was brought to Athens County sometime before 1880.

 

Hiram Goins was married to Rebecca Mineard January 13, 1891, according to Athens County marriage records.  She may have been his second wife.

 

Hiram Goins and Rebecca Mineard Goins were residents of Sharpsburg, Ohio in 1892 when a son was born.  They lived in the Toledo, Ohio area.  Hiram Goins disappeared after 1920.  He was identified as a bounty hunter by descendants who reported that “one day he left, never to return.”

 

Hiram Goins was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Athens County:

 

                “Goins,   Hiram                                      39, born in VA

                                                                Rebecca                     , married 9 years              

                                                                Nancy A.                               13, born in OH

                                                                Jesse F.                    8, born in OH

                                                                Bertha M.                                5, born in OH”

 

Rebecca Mineard Goins died in Toledo of breast cancer, according to Maria Goins, a great-granddaughter.

 

Children born to Hiram Goins and Rebecca Mineard Goins include:

 

                Nancy A. Goins                                                                    born about 1887

                Jesse Floyd Goins                                                                born in 1892

                Bertha M. Goins                                                                   born about 1895

 

Nancy A. Goins, daughter of Hiram Goins, was born about 1887 in Ohio.  She was enumerated at age 13 in the 1900 census.  She died before 1973.

 

Jesse Floyd Goins, son of Hiram Goins and Rebecca Mineard Goins, was born in 1892 in Sharpsburg.  He was married about 1915 to Mrs. Reatha Arcelia McCuen Spires, widow of Frank Spires with two children. 

 

Reatha Arcelia McCuen Spires Goins died August 6, 1960.  He died December 12, 1873 at age 81.  His obituary appeared in the December 14, 1973 edition of the “Zanesville Times-Re-corder:”

 

“Jesse F. Goins, 81, of 1414 Lewis Drive, a retired mi-ner, died at 6 a.m. Wednesday [12 Dec 1973] in Good Samaritan Medical Center after a three month illness.  He was born in Sharpsburg, a son of Hiram and Rebec-ca Goins.  He was a member of the Baptist faith.

 

Survivors include seven sons, Jesse Goins, Donald Goins, Wesley Goins, Denver Goins, and Gerold Goins, all of Lansing, Mich., Floyd Goins, Jr. of California and Charles Goins of Chicago, Ill., four daughters, Mrs. Ar-celia Goins Norman, Mrs. Nancy Goins Croston, Mrs. Catherine Goins Taylor, and Mrs. Betty Goins Norman, all of Lansing Mich.; a stepson, Emmet Spires of Free-land Mich., and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Frances Parsons of Lansing Michigan; 65 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.  Two sisters are deceased.

 

Hillis Funeral Home is in charge.  He was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Zanesville, Ohio.”

 

Children were born to Jesse Floyd Goins and Reatha Arcelia McCuen Spires Goins include:

 

                Emmet Spires                                                                        born about 1912

                Frances Spires                                                      born about 1914

                Jesse Goins                                                                           born about 1916

                Donald Goins                                                                        born about 1917

                Arcelia Goins                                                                        born about 1919

                Denver Goins                                                                        born about 1921

                Wesley Goins,                                                      born about 1923

                Nancy Goins                                                                         born about 1924

                Gerold Goins                                                                         born about 1926

                Catherine Goins                                                    born about 1928

                Jesse Floyd Goins, Jr.                          born about 1931

                Betty Goins                                                                           born about 1934

                Charles Goins                                                                       born about 1938

 

Emmet Spires, son of Frank Spires and Reath Arcelia McCuen Spires, was born about 1912.  In 1973 he lived in Freeland, Michigan.

 

Frances Spires, daughter of Frank Spires and Reath Arcelia McCuen Spires, was born about 1914.  She was married about 1934, husband’s name Parsons.  In 1973 she lived in Lansing, Michigan.

 

Jesse Goins, son of Jesse Floyd Goins and Reatha Arcelia McCuen Spires Goins, was born about 1916.  In 1973 he lived in Lansing, Michigan.

 

Donald Goins, son of Jesse Floyd Goins and Reatha Arcelia McCuen Spires Goins, was born about 1917.  In 1973 he lived in Lansing, Michigan.

 

Arcelia Goins, daughter of Jesse Floyd Goins and Reatha Arcelia McCuen Spires Goins, was born about 1919.  She was married about 1940, husband’s name Norman.  In 1973 she lived in Lansing, Michigan.

 

Denver Goins, son of Jesse Floyd Goins and Reatha Arcelia McCuen Spires Goins, was born about 1921.  In 1973 he lived in Lansing, Michigan.

 

Wesley Goins, son of Jesse Floyd Goins and Reatha Arcelia McCuen Spires Goins, was born about 1923.  In 1973 he lived in Lansing, Michigan.

 

Nancy Goins, daughter of Jesse Floyd Goins and Reatha Arcelia McCuen Spires Goins, was born about 1924.  She was married about 1941, husband’s name Croston.  In 1973 she lived in Lansing, Michigan.

 

Gerold Goins, son of Jesse Floyd Goins and Reatha Arcelia McCuen Spires Goins, was born about 1926.  In 1973 he lived in Lansing, Michigan.

 

Catherine Goins, daughter of Jesse Floyd Goins and Reatha Arcelia McCuen Spires Goins, was born about 1928.  She was married about 1946, husband’s name Croston.  In 1973 she lived in Lansing, Michigan.

 

Jessie Floyd Goins, Jr, son of Jesse Floyd Goins and Reatha Arcelia McCuen Spires Goins, was born about 1931.  In 1973 he lived in California.

 

Betty Goins, daughter of Jesse Floyd Goins and Reatha Arcelia McCuen Spires Goins, was born about 1934.  She was married about 1952, husband’s name Taylor.  In 1973 she lived in Lansing, Michigan.

 

Charles Goins, son of Jesse Floyd Goins and Reatha Arcelia McCuen Spires Goins, was born about 1938.  In 1973 he lived in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Bertha M. Goins, daughter of Hiram Goins and Rebecca Mineard Goins, was born in Athens County about 1895.  She appeared in the 1900 census as a five-year-old.  She died before 1973.

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Margaret Marie Goins, 63, of Pataskala, Ohio formerly of Corning, Ohio died December 25, 2002, following a lengthy illness.

 

“Born May 4, 1939, in Rendville, Ohio she was a member of the Church of Abundant Life.  She was a homemaker.

 

Surviving are one daughter, Kimberly Goins Smith of Pataskala; one son, Danzel L. Goins Jr, of Corning; three sisters, Mary Long of Columbus, Gloria Jean Harris, and Joyce Harris both of Rendville; five grandchildren, Chad Goins, Dallas Goins and Logan Goins, all of Corning; Destan and Angel Smith of Pataskala; and a stepfather, Ruel Harris of Rendville.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, William I. Mitchell and Lucy Isabel Tabler Mitchell-Harris; and her husband, Danzel L. Goins, who passed away August 4, 1990.  Burial will be in Kilvert Cemetery.”

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Mrs. Ruth M. Goins, widow of Earnest Goins, died February 7, 2003, according to her obituary in the “Zanesville Times-Recorder:”

 

“Ruth M. Goins, 86, of Zanesville, went to her heavenly home at 3:55 a. m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, at Adams Lane Care Center after a lengthy illness.

 

Born June 22, 1916, in Rome Township, Athens County, she was a former employee of Good Samaritan Hospital, Waldorf Restaurant and Meadow Gold Dairy. She was a member of Senior Citizens from its inception.

 

Surviving are a daughter, Jo Ellen (Donald) Mayle of Zanesville; a son, Richard D. (Celestine) Tabler of Nashport; 10 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, James E. and Jennie Lucas Jenkins; first husband, Lewis E. Tabler, who died Dec. 25, 1971; second husband, Earnest Goins, who died Dec. 13, 1991; a daughter, Ara Sue Tabler; three sisters, Marie Fowler, Evelyn Ross and Elizabeth Jenkins; two brothers, Delbert and Donald Jenkins.

 

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Baker Street Church of God with the Rev. Josephine Hill officiating. Burial will be in Irville Cemetery, Nashport.”

 

BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO

 

Isaac McGowan was on a Indian scouting expedition with three other men, Adam Miller, John Daniels and John Shoptaw on the Captina River in May of 1794, according to “Historic Collections of Ohio” by Henry Howe.  According to custom, they went to the Ohio side of the river to reconnoitre:

 

“Miller and Daniels took upstream; McGowan and Shoptaw went downstream.  The upper scouts were soon attacked by Indians, and Miller was killed.  Daniels ran up the Captina about three miles, but being weak from the loss of blood issuing from a wound in his arm, was taken prisoner, carried into cap-tivity, and subsequently was released at the treaty of Green-ville.  The lower scouts also discovered signs of the enemy. 

Shoptaw swam across the Ohio and escaped, but Mc-Gowan continued downstream and was shot by Indians in an ambush. Upon this, he ran down to the bank and sprang into the water, pursued by the enemy, who over-took and scalped him.”

 

Belmont County was established September 7, 1801, by proc-lamation of Gov. St. Clair, being the ninth county formed in the Northwestern Territory.  It is a very hilly, picturesque tract and contains much excellent land.  Its area is 500 square miles.

 

Population of Belmont County in 1820 was 20,329; in 1840 it was 30,902; in 1860 it was 36,398; and in 1880 it was 49,638, of whom 38,233 were Ohio-born.  Belmont county was one of the earliest settled within the State of Ohio

 

BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO

 

Joseph V. Goins, 71, died April 1, 2000 and buried in Hamilton, Ohio.

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Lucy Goins Gibson, daughter of Claborn Goins and Lula Hibbard Goins, was born August 31, 1929 in Hamilton, Ohio.  She died February 15, 1998 in Hamilton, and her obituary appeared in the “Hamilton Journal-News,” edition of February 17, 1998:

 

“Lucy Gibson, age 68, of Hamilton, passed away Sunday, February 15, 1998 at Christ Hospital.  She was born Aug-ust 31, 1929 in Hamilton, the daughter of Claborn Goins and Lula Hibbard Goins.  She was employed as a laundry attendant at Tri-County Extended Care for ten years, retir-ing in 1995, and also volunteered at Mercy Hospital of Hamilton.  Lucy was a member of the Fairfield Church of God for 31 years. 

 

In 1947 in Liberty, Indiana, she was married to Millard Gibson, who preceded her in death in 1973. She is sur-vived by two sons, Michael Gibson and his fiance Pam Shields of Hamilton, and Timothy Gibson of Fairfield; two daughters, Patricia Blower and her husband Joseph, and Robin Gibson, both of Hamilton; eight brothers, Beve Goins and his wife Lois, Claude Goins and his wife Dar-lene, Glyndon Goins and his wife Carolyn, James Goins and his wife Brenda, and Leslie Goins and his wife Linda all of Hamilton, Jarvis Goins and his wife Gayle of Ox-ford, Clarence Goins and his wife Delores of Dudley, North Carolina, and Kenneth Goins and his wife Kyoko of Okinawa, Japan; three sisters, Wanda Goins Metcalf and her husband James Metcalf, Mattie Goins Reed and her husband, Don Reed, both of Hamilton, and Mary Goins Hobson and her husband Burton Hobson of Baltimore, Ohio.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, two children, Millard and Cheryl Gibson, and one brother, Robert Goins.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 19, 1998.  Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.”

 

CLERMONT COUNTY, OHIO

 

According to Judith Lang, Berry Goins was deceased before August 24, 1854.  His name appeared in “Names of Members, August 24, 1854 in Union Association of Colored Men of New Richmond Ohio, Minute Book:”

 

Delvan Mathews (dismissed)

Bery Goins - Dead

Heny Fox - "

Whitfield Early

William Hasty

William R. Casey

Andrew Tone

William Layton

George Taylor

Alex. McCoul

Howell Boone

Thorton Smith

John Taylor

Tobias Peoples

William Smith

Geo. W. Cooper

Jesse Orritt

Turner Wilson

Thomas Raglan

John Arnold

William Mcdaul (McDowell?) - Dead

P. C. Coleman (Maybe P. L. Coleman)

Albert Chatman”

 

CLINTON COUNTY, OHIO

 

Matilda Gowan was born June 8, 1831 in Virginia [later West Virginia.  She was married June 23, 1849 in Clinton County to Samuel Hendershott.  He was born March 4, 1828 in Greene County, Pennsylvania to John Hendershott and Catherine Bo-dine Hendershott, according to Dorothea Mildred Hammon Lambert Robinson Carpenter Hack, a great-granddaughter of Indianapolis, Indiana.  They lived in Greene County in 1851.

 

John Hendershott died May 30, 1900 in Marion County, Indiana and she died there after 1909.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Francis Marion Hendershott                              born August 25, 1851

 

Francis Marion Hendershott, son of Samuel Hendershott and Matilda Gowan Hendershott, was born August 25, 1851 in Greene County, Ohio.  He was married about 1874 to Anna Fee.  He was remarried later to Augusta E. W. House in Marion County.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Alice Marian House Henderschott                   born May 15, 1890

 

Alice Marion House Henderschott, daughter of Francis Marion Hendershott and Augusta E. W. House Hendeshott, was born May 15, 1890 in Marion County.  She was married there in 1912 to Earl Morrison Hammon who was born September 2, 1890 to Oliver Morton Hammon and Lucinda Agnes Hercules Hammon.  He died in 1918 during World War I.  She died August 19, 1942 in Indianapolis.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Dorothea Mildred Hammon                                born June 11, 1914

 

Dorothea Mildred Hammon, daughter of Earl Morrison Ham-mon and Alice Marion House Henderschott Hammon, was born June 11, 1914 in Marion County.  She was married in 1934 to V. Lambert.  Three children were born to them.  She was re-married in 1945 to E. A. Robinson, and two children were born to them.  She was married third to N. L. Carpenter in 1965 and fourth to T. C. Hack in 1970.  In 1989 they were living at 918 Lexingon Avenue, Indianapolis where she was actively re-searching her family history.

 

COSHOCKTON COUNTY, OHIO

 

Alexander M. Gowan was the court clerk of Coshockton County Court of Common Pleas in April 1838, according to court records filed on April 30, 1838.

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Wilson M. Gowan was the only individual of the name [or spelling variations] to appear in the 1820 census of Ohio.  He appeared as the head of a household in the census of Coshock­ton County, Tuscarawa Township, page 31.

 

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OHIO

 

Frank Gawne was enumerated in the 1880 census of Cuyahoga County, Enumeration District 63, page 25, Euclid Township as the head of a household composed of:

 

                "Gawne, Frank                                                      45, born in Ohio

                                                                Eliza                                                        41, born in Ohio

                                                                Maurice                                   8, born in Ohio"

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John Gowne, a native of the Isle of Mann, was listed as the head of a household residing at 195 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio in Cuyahoga County, Enumeration District 2, page 20 as:

 

                "Gowne,                 John                                       57, born on the Isle of Mann

                                                                                Margaret                                53, born on the Isle of Mann

                                                                                John L.                   33, born on the Isle of Mann

                                                                                Daniel                                     30, born in OH

                                                                                Ellen                                       19, born in OH

                                                                                Thomas                  17, born in OH

                                                                                Belle                                       15, born in OH

                                                                                Charles                   13, born in OH

                                                                                Harry                                      10, born in OH

                  Crane,                   Esther                                     75, born on the Isle of Mann,

                                                                                                mother"

 

DARKE COUNTY, OHIO

 

David Goens, a native of South Carolina, was born about 1790.  He was married about 1810, wife's name Anna who was also born in South Carolina about 1792.  About 1815, they removed to Ohio, perhaps first living in Miami County and later in adjoining Darke County which was created in 1809 from Miami County.  He, a farmer died there in 1850, according to the research of Nancy Elaine Goens, a great-granddaughter of Riverside, California.

 

Children born to David Goens and Anna Goens include:

 

                William Goens                                      born about 1811

                Elizabeth Goens                                    born about 1812

                John Goens                                                           born about 1818

                Robert Goens                                                        born about 1820

                Charity Goens                                                       born about 1823

                Sarah Goens                                                          born about 1824

                Mary Goens                                                          born about 1827

                Elijah Goens                                                          born about 1829

                Anna Goens                                                          born about 1832

                David Goens                                                         born August 9, 1833

 

William Goens, son of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born in South Carolina about 1811.  He was brought to Ohio about 1815 by his parents.

 

Elizabeth Goens, daughter of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born about 1812, probably in South Carolina.  She was married November 11, 1830 in Miami County, Ohio to Wiley North.

 

John Goens, son of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born in 1818 in Ohio.  "John Goin" was married December 27, 1840 to "Miss Rachle Ann Baird" by Asa Jones, J. P, according to Darke County Marriage Book 1, page 192.  Children born to John Goens and Rachael Ann Baird Goens are unknown.

 

Robert Goens, son of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born about 1820 in Ohio.  He was married February 14, 1852 in Darke County to Louisa E. Whiteaid [Whitehead?]  Of Robert Goens and Louisa E. Whitehead Goens nothing more is known.

 

Charity Goens, daughter of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born about 1823 in Ohio.  "Charity Goin" was married July 2, 1844 to Reuben Wilkinson by Asa Jones, J. P, according to Darke County Marriage Book 2, page 56.

 

Sarah Goens, daughter of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born in Ohio about 1824.  "Sarah Goin" was married De­cember 7, 1846 to James Wilkinson, possibly a brother to Reuben Wilkinson, by David Young, J.P, according to Darke County Marriage Book 2, page 108.

 

Mary Goens, daughter of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born in Ohio about 1827.  "Mary Goen" was married August 29, 1846[7?] to "John Rodehamble" by David Young, J. P, ac­cording to Dark County Marriage Book 2, page 108[?].  The groom's name is believed to be "Roadhamel."

 

Elijah Goens, son of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born in Ohio about 1829.  Of this individual nothing more is known.

 

Anna Goens, daughter of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born in Ohio about 1832.  Of this individual nothing more is known.

 

David Goens, son of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born in Pitsburg, Ohio in Darke County August 9, 1833.  He was married there October 2, 1862 to Mary Ann Fletcher.  She was born October 10, 1844 in Greene County, Ohio to George E. Fletcher and Margaret Kinney Fletcher.  David Goens, a farmer died in Adams township in Darke County January 10, 1900 and was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery at Versailles, Ohio.

 

Children born to David Goens and Mary Ann Fletcher Goens include:

 

                Charles Goens                                                      born February 11, 1864

                Orphelia Goens                                                     born October 16, 1867

                Rosa Anna Goens                                                                born February 27, 1870

                Cora Goens                                                                           born about 1872

                Margaret A. Goens                                              born January 7, 1876

                Jason Raymond Goens                       born June 11, 1878

                Laura B. Goens                                                     born November 11, 1881

                Oliver Sylvester Goens                       born July 9, 1885

 

Charles Goens, son of David Goens and Mary Ann Fletcher Goens, was born February 11, 1864.  He was married May 28, 1893 in Darke County to Lydia Routzong.  He died in April 1943 and was buried April 19, 1843 in Forest Hill Cemetery at Piqua, Ohio.  Children born to Charles Goens and Lydia Routzong Goens are unknown.

 

Orphelia Goens, daughter of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born in adjoining Shelby County, Ohio October 16, 1867.  She was married to Steven A. Thornton in 1886.  She died Oc­tober 26, 1848 at Piqua in Miami County.  She was buried there in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

Rosa Anna Goens, daughter of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born in Darke County February 17, 1870.  She was mar­ried there September 10, 1895 to Charles Edward Howard.  She died in Indianapolis, Indiana April 7, 1961 and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

 

Cora Goens, daughter of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born about 1872.  She died in childhood.

 

Margaret A. Goens, daughter of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born in Darke County January 7, 1876.  She was married in 1925 to Edward Teigler.  She died about 1946 in Piqua and was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

Jason Raymond Goens, son of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born in Loramie Township in Shelby County.  He was married August 12, 1899 in Darke County to Orpha Bell Crowell.  He died January 31, 1950 in Wakefield Rest Home at Greenville, Ohio and was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery at Versailles.  Children born to Jason Raymond Goens and Orpha Bell Crowell Goens are unknown.

 

Laura B. Goens, daughter of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born November 11, 1881.  She was married about 1900 to William Lacy.  She died in June 1963 and was buried June 22, 1963 in Forest Hill Cemetery at Piqua.

 

Oliver Sylvester Goens, son of David Goens and Anna Goens, was born at Versailles July 9, 1885.  He was married at Troy, Ohio March 6, 1918 to Mrs. Venga Fern Addington Babcock.  She was previously married to William Babcock about 1912.  She was born July 22, 1890 in Miami County to William J. Addington and Susannah Penney Addington.

 

Venga Fern Addington Babock Goens died in Dayton, Ohio May 21, 1931 and was buried in Dayton Memorial Park in Murlin Heights, Ohio.  Sylvester Oliver Goens died March 17, 1932 and was buried beside his wife.  His death record showed that he was a laborer, a member of the Catholic Church and had no military service.

 

Children born to them include:

 

                Ruth Louise Babcock                                          born December 27, 1913

                Betty A. Babcock                                                 born February 28, 1917

                Mary Jane Goens                                                 born January 3, 1919

                Alice Faye Goens                                                 born January 27, 1920

                Dorothy Maxine Goens                       born February 12, 1921

                Robert Raymond Goens                      born February 9, 1922

                David Eugene Goens                                           born May 2, 1924

                Sylvester Goens                                                   born March 10, 1926

                Lawrence Earl Goens                                           born March 25, 1928

                Delores Fern Goens                                             born May 21, 1931

 

Mary Jane Goens, daughter of Sylvester Oliver Goens and Venga Fern Addington Babcock Goens, was born December 27, 1913 in Dayton, Ohio.  She was married to Gloucester Myers about 1939.  Gloucester Myers died December 6, 1989.

 

Alice Faye Goens, daughter of Sylvester Oliver Goens and Venga Fern Addington Babcock Goens, was born January 27, 1920 in Dayton.  She was married there June 27, 1944 to Her­schel Elkins.

 

Dorothy Maxine Goens, daughter of Sylvester Oliver Goens and Venga Fern Addington Babcock Goens, was born in Dayton February 12, 1921.  She was married June 11, 1943 to Edward Smith.  She was remarried January 5, 1956 to Paul Rice.

 

Robert Raymond Goens, son of Sylvester Oliver Goens and Venga Fern Addington Babcock Goens, was born in Dayton February 9, 1922.  He was married April 7, 1945 in Dumbar­ton, Scotland to Margaret Parton.  Children born to Robert Raymond Goens and Margaret Parton Goens are unknown.

 

David Eugene Goens, son of Sylvester Oliver Goens and Venga Fern Addington Babcock Goens, was born in Dayton May 2, 1924.  He became an engineer and served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1960.  He was married August 16, 1952 at Loma Linda, California to Mrs. Margaret Patricia Gerbrach Laura as her second husband.  She was born October 30, 1926 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to George Milton Gerbrach and Nora Smith Gerbrach.

 

In 1953 they lived in Oakland, California, in 1957 on Midway Island and in 1963 in San Diego, California.  He died August 13, 1981 in Loma Linda, California and was buried in River­side National Cemetery, Riverside, California.

 

Children born to David Eugene Goens and Margaret Patricia Berbrach Laura Goens include:

 

                Susan Patricia Goens                           born July 18, 1953

                Nancy Elaine Goens                            born December 17, 1957

                Douglas Bruce Goens                         born November 25, 1963

 

Susan Patricia Goens, daughter of David Eugene Goens and Margaret Patricia Berbrach Laura Goens, was born July 18, 1953 in Oakland.  She was married to Armando Flores at Fullerton December 28, 1972.

 

Nancy Elaine Goens, daughter of David Eugene Goens and Margaret Patricia Berbrach Laura Goens, was born Decem­ber 17, 1957 on Midway Island, Territory of Hawaii.  She was married to Frankie Vargas June 11, 1978 in Riverside.

 

Douglas Bruce Goens, son of David Eugene Goens and Mar­garet Patricia Gerbrach Laura Goens, was born November 25, 1963 in Oceanside, California. 

 

Sylvester Goens, son of Sylvester Oliver Goens and Venga Fern Addington Babcock Goens, was born March 18, 1926 in Dayton.  He was married September 13, 1956 in Brownsville County, Texas to Amparo Pena.

 

Children born to Sylvester Goens and Ampara Pena Goens are believed to include:

 

                Marie Magdalene Goens                                    born May 25, 1962

 

Marie Magdalene Goens, believed to be the daughter of Sylvester Goens and Ampara Pena Goens, was born May 25, 1962 in Cameron County, Texas, according to Texas BVS File 76088.

 

Lawrence Earl Goens, son of Sylvester Oliver Goens and Venga Fern Addington Babcock Goens, was born March 25, 1928 in Dayton.  He was married about 1951 to Yasuko Yakamori of Japan.  Children born to Lawrence Earl Goens and Yasuko Yakamori Goens are unknown.

 

Delores Fern Goens, daughter of Sylvester Oliver Goens and Venga Fern Addington Babcock Goens, was born in Dayton May 21, 1931.  She was married in Troy, Ohio April 21, 1956 to Edward E. Grigsby.

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Edward Goens was a witness to a land transaction in Darke County in 1820, according to the research of Richard A. Rice of Covington, Ohio.

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Robinson Goin was married July 3, 1848 to Miss Elizabeth Holland by Ebenezer Tucker, M.G, according to Darke County Marriage Book 2, page 153.  Of Robinson Goin and Elizabeth Holland Goin nothing more is known.

 

ERIE COUNTY, OHIO

 

Edward M. Gowen was the captain of the schooner “Vincennes” of Sandusky, Ohio which was built at Black River, Ohio in 1846.  The ship was enrolled in the Great Lakes shipping organization April 1, 1853 at Sandusky.  The 105-foot vessel of 85 tons was sold and was re-enrolled at Detroit, Michigan April 15, 1854.

 

FAYETTE COUNTY, OHIO

 

James Goen was born about 1830 in Fayette County to parents unknown.  He was married in 1865 to Mrs. Ella Campbell Glaze who was born there July 12, 1834.  The obituary of Ella Campbell Glaze Goen was carried in the January 4, 1917 edi-ion of the “Decatur County Journal:”

 

“A good woman and a faithful Christian passed away when Mrs. Ella Goen, nee Ella Campbell, answered the summons of death.  The end came Christmas morning, December 25, 1916.  Mrs. Goen was born in Fayette County, Ohio, July 12, 1834.  The end came at Atchison, Kansas, where this esteemed woman was living at that time with her daughter Mrs. Jennie Goen Logan.

 

Mrs. Goen was married twice.  Her first marriage was to Benjamin J. Glaze.  The marriage took place in Fay-ette County, Ohio.  Three children were born to this un-ion, namely, W. A. Glaze, of Des Moines, Iowa; A. W. Glaze, who lives in Los Angeles, California, and a daughter who died at the age of eight years.  The hus-band died in 1863.  Mrs. Glaze was again married in 1865.  This time to James Goen, who also was a native of Fayette County, Ohio.  This union was also blessed with the birth of three children.  They are James Goen, who died in Atchison, Kansas, in 1887; G. B. Goen, who lives in Stockton, California; and Mrs. Jennie Goen Logan, of Atchison, Kansas, with whom Mrs. Goen has been making her home for the past thirty years.

 

Mrs. Goen came with her husband to Leon, Iowa, in 1870, where she resided until after his death, then going as already mentioned to her daughter in Atchison, Kan-sas.

 

At the age of eighteen Mrs. Goen united with the United Brethren Church of which church she was a faithful and consistent member until she came west.  Not finding this church when she came to Leon, she identified herself with the Presbyterian Church.  In this faith she lived and served.  In this faith she answered the summons and went to her coronation.

 

The body of Mrs. Goen was brought back to Leon where it was tenderly laid to rest by the side of her departed husband and son.  The funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon from the Methodist Church. Rev. Marsolf, of the local Presbyterian Church being out of town, Rev. Raoul R. Moser was asked to take charge of the services.

 

Beside the bereaved ones already mentioned, Mrs. Goen leaves an aged brother, Gloss Campbell, of Osborn, Missouri to mourn her death.  Sympathy is extended to this esteemed family by all who knew them.”

 

James Goen, a Mexican War veteran, was buried in Decatur County, according to the June 2, 1892 edition of “Decatur County Journal.”

 

Children born to James Goen and Ella Campbell Glaze Goen include:

 

                James Goen                                                                                           born about 1865

                G. B. Goen                                                                                             born about 1869

                Jennie Goen                                                                                          born about 1873

 

James Goen, son of James Goen and Ella Campbell Glaze Goen, was born about 1865 in Fayette County, Ohio.  He was brought to Leon, Iowa in 1870 by his parents.  He died in Atchison, Kansas in 1887.

 

James Goen, a railroad brakeman, was killed in July 1887 in a railroad collision, according to a news article in the “Decatur County Journal” in its July 27, 1887 edition:

 

“Last week the community was made sorrowful by hearing of the railroad collision in which James Goen lost his life.  His half brother, Mr. Glaze, was conduc-tor on one of the trains and James Goen was brakeman on the other.

 

Thinking that he might save the life of his brother on the other train, he stuck to his own train when every one else jumped off.  In the collision one leg was crushed, the other broken in two places, while he sustained other injuries.  He was taken home and lived about six hours.

 

As soon as possible, his friends brought his remains to Leon to be buried beside his father.  The funeral ser-vices were held at the M. E. Church and were conduc-ted by his mother's pastor, the Rev. W. C. Cort, of the Presbyterian Church, assisted by the pastors of the oth-er churches.  The house was crowded with sympathi-zing friends and many could not get in.

 

The pallbearers were six young men, who had been his associates.  The Leon Band, also made up mainly of his young friends, playing appropriate melodies, preceded the hearse to the cemetery. 

 

Thus, at the age of twenty-two, James Goen was taken from this world with but a short warning.  He fell in the strength of his young manhood, when the future seemed bright and pleasant.  One more warning voice speaks to us from the grave.  It says prepare to meet thy God in peace, for you know not the day nor the hour when your summons will also come.

                                                                                                W.C.C.”

 

The article was copied from the “Decatur County Journal” and provided to the Foundation by Nancee McMurtrey Seifert.

 

James Goen was born in 1868, died July 19, 1887 and was buried in Leon Cemetery according to “Iowa Cemetery Records,” page 54.

 

G. B. Goen, son of James Goen and Ella Campbell Glaze Goen, was born about 1869 in Fayette County, Ohio.  In 1917 he was living in Stockton, California.

 

Jennie Goen, daughter of James Goen and Ella Campbell Glaze Goen, was born about 1873 in Leon.  She was married about 1891, husband’s name Logan.  In 1917 they lived in Atchison.

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Judy Chastain provided a marriage notice regarding the wedding of Phillip Blind and Libbie Goen.  Date and source of information is not given, but it is believed to be from the “Leon Reporter.”  She is regarded as a daughter of James Goen and Ella Campbell Glaze Goen:

 

Married--By Rev. Mr. Guyer at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. J. Goen on Sunday last, Mr. Phillip Blind and Miss Libbie Goen all of this place.

 

This was rather a suprise to us for we had long since come to the conclusion that Phillip was cut out for an old bach, but it is only the stolid and ignorant man that is proof against the darts of cupid, or he is more dead than alive if the winning smiles and love imparting glances of a maiden beautiful and fair, does not "get away" with him.  Phillip and his new partner are just the kind of a couple to battle with the ups and downs of real life successfully, each are practical and thorough going in their nature and habits.  Miss Libbie is one of Leon's noble daughters, and is a befitting partner for the sterling young man she has married.  May life never become a burden to them, but may success and good fortune meet them at every corner.”

 

FRANKLIN COUNTY, OHIO

 

Ida Goins resided at 168 N. 3rd St. in Columbus, Ohio, according to the 1891 city directory.

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John Goins was employed as a laborer at 1268 Mann in Columbus, Ohio, according to the 1891 city directory. He was later employed as a coachman at 1336 E. Main.

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Mary F. Going, widow of Jonathan Going, resided at 599 Oak, Columbus OH, according to the 1891 city directory.

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GALLIA COUNTY, OHIO

 

Eli Goens was married May 6, 1848 to Gennette F. Byne, according to Gallia County marriage records.  Children born to Eli Goens and Gennette F. Byne Goens are unknown.

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Jennata Goings was married to Solomon James October 6, 1853, according to Gallia County marriage records.

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Bilton [Hilton?] B. Goings was married June 10, 1899 to Anna Corwithen, according to Gallia County marriage records.  Of Bilton B. Goings and Anna Corwithen Goings nothing more is known.

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Henry A. Goins was married July 30, 1890 to Maggie Williams, according to Gallia County marriage records.  Children born to Henry A. Goins and Maggie Williams Goins are unknown.

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Amanda Gowens was married November 13, 1865 to Thomas W. Braddock, according to Gallia County marriage records.

 

GREENE COUNTY, OHIO

 

James Goings, white male who was born in 1832, was enu­merated in the 1870 census of Greene County as the head of Household No.210-227, living in the Third Ward, Xenia, Ohio, June 26, 1870:

 

                "Goings,                James                     28, born in Georgia, farm laborer,

                                                                                                                                illiterate

                                                                Sereldia  28, born in France, both parents

                                                                                                                                were foreign born"

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Joseph Goings, laborer who was born in 1790, was listed as the head of a household in the 1860 census of Greene County, page 189.  The household of two people living in the Fourth Ward of Xenia as Household No. 918-917 on July 17, 1860 was composed of:

 

                "Goings,                Joseph                   70, laborer, born in TN, $500 real

                                                                                                                                estate, $500 personal property

                                          Elizabeth                58, born in PA"

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Mary Goins, negro, was enumerated as the head of House­hold 131-133 at Yellow Springs, Ohio, Miami Township, in the 1870 census of Greene County, page 133:

 

                "Goins,   Mary                                      35, born in NC

                                                                Stratford                                13, born in NC

                                                                Farmer                      9, born in NC"

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Andrew Gowan, blacksmith, born in Ohio was enumerated in the household of "Widow P. A. Dawson, 36, born in Ohio," June 27, 1860.  They lived in the second ward of Xenia, Household 430-442, according to the 1870 Greene County census, page 154.

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John Gowan, 17, white male, born in Ohio, was enumerated June 2, 1870 living in the household of Elias Brandenbury, Household 4-4.  John Gowan, who was illiterate, lived in Bath Township, according to the 1870 Greene County census.

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W. Gowan was listed as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Xenia Township, Greene County.

 

                "Gowans,               W.          white male             40-50

                                                                                                white female          30-40

                                                   white male             15-20

                                                                                                white female          10-15

                                                                                                white male               5-10

                                                                                                white male               5-10

                                                                                                white female            5-10

                                                   white male               0-5

                                                                                                white female            0-5

                                                                                                white female            0-5"

 

GUERNSEY COUNTY, OHIO

 

James R. Gawin, a Virginian, was enumerated in the 1880 cen­sus of Guernsey County, Enumeration District 77, page 13, Spencer Township as:

 

                "Gawin,                  James R.                 44, born in VA

                                                                                Emma E.                 35, born in OH

                                                                                John H.                    7, born in OH

                                                                                William                     3, born in OH"

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John R. Gawin, an Ohioan, was enumerated in the 1880 census of Guernsey County, Enumeration District 22, page 13, Spencer Township as the head of a household:

 

                "Gawin,                  John                       34, born in OH

                                   Agness  27, born in OH

                                                                                Lela                           5, born in OH

                                                                                Anna                        3, born in OH

                                                                                Edna                         2, born in OH"

 

HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO

 

Mrs. Lucy Goins Gibson died in Hamilton February 17, 1998 at ate 68, according to her obituary in the “Hamilton Journal-News.”

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Bob Goin who was fired as athletic director of Florida State University by Pres. Sandy D'Alemberte was to be hired as the athletic director of the University of Cincinnati, according to the October 1, 1997 edition of the "Cincinnati Enquirer."  He had previously served as athletic director of University of North Florida and University of West Virginia.

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J. H. W. Goin, a barber, lived on the "south side of Fifth Street, between Walnut and Vine," according to the 1849-50 city directory of Cincinnati.

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Mrs. Rachel Goin, "washing, lives on the west side of Elm be­tween McFarland and Fourth," according to the 1849-50 city directory of Cincinnati.

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Jefferson Goines, a plasterer was recorded living at 232 W. Third Street in the 1890-91 city directory of Cincinnati.

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Susan A. Goines lived at 11 Rittenhouse, according to the 1890-91 city directory of Cincinnati.

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Mary Evelyn Thompson Going was listed as a daughter and an heir in the will of Samuel J. Thompson of Glendale, Ohio which was probated in Hamilton County October 22, 1895.

 

The will of "Evelyn Thompson Going of Union County, New Jersey" was filed for probate in Hamilton County November 14, 1896.  Charles B. Going, her son was named executor.  "Charles B. Going et al" were the beneficiaries.

 

Charles B. Going was recorded in the 1890-91 city directory of Cincinnati as vice-president of Cincinnati Desiccating Co.  The company was a “manufacturer of fertilizer materials, tallow, grease, neat’s-foot oil and Azotin with an office in the United Bank Building, southeast corner of Third and Walnut.”  He also had an office at the plant located at “Gilead Station, O&ARR and Ohio River near Cincinnati.”  A second location was shown for Charles B. Going at Glendale, Ohio.

 

A “Charles B. Going” died of mercury poisoning at Port Arthur, Texas November 20, 1927, according to Jefferson County Death Certificate No. 2747.  He was white and married.

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The will of John Frederick Going "of Cincinnati" was filed for probate May 3, 1866 in Hamilton County probate court.  Maria Catherine Going was named executrix.  Maria Catherine Going, Maria Catherine Going, [Jr?] and C. Matilda Going were named beneficiaries.

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John Going, “dry goods” located at 30 German was listed in the 1890-91 city directory of Cincinnati.

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The will of Junia Freeman Going "of Hamilton County" was filed for probate in Hamilton County August 17, 1882.  Charles W. Maulten was named executrix.  Beneficiaries were Elida Going, John A. Going, Charles Going and Frank Going.

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Juliet Goings, “widow of Charles Goings,” lived at 606 Sycamore, according to the 1890-91 city directory of Cincinnati.  Also in her household were Archie Goings, Arthur R. Goings, engraver and Charles H. Goings.

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Edward Goings “rooms at 398 W. Fifth,” according to the 1890-91 city directory of Cincinnati.

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Nat Goings, a laborer, lived at the rear of 15 Stone, according to the 1890-91 city directory of Cincinnati.

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Thomas Goings, "colored carpenter, lives on 6th Street east of Broadway," according to the 1843 city directory of Cincinnati.  Isaac Gibson "colored laborer" lived with him.

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William T. Goings, a policeman and William T. Goings, Jr. lived at 528 E. Front Street, according to the 1890-91 city directory of Cincinnati.

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Erastus Goins, a laborer and Addie Goins, a laundress lived at 21 Longworth, according to the 1890-91 city directory of Cincinnati.

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Elmer Goins and Harrison Goins, laborers lived at 283 W. Court, according to the 1890-91 city directory of Cincinnati.

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John Goins, “riverman, boards at 3 Ludlow,” according to the 1890-91 city directory of Cincinnati.

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Milburn B. Goins, a paperhanger, lived at 24 Noble Court, according to the 1890-91 city directory of Cincinnati.

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Robert Goins, a whitewasher, lived at 71 E. 7th Street, according to the 1890-91 city directory of Cincinnati.

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Edward Gowan, "ship's carpenter, north side of Front Street, between Richmond and Catharine," was listed in the 1846 city directory of Cincinnati.

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The will of James Gowan of Louisville, Kentucky was filed for probate January 7, 1850 in Hamilton County, Ohio probate court.  James Gowan and George Gowan were named execu­tors.  Beneficiaries were James Gowan, George Gowan, John Calvin Bradford, William Gowan, Jane Gowan, Sarah Gowan and Walter Lewis Gowan. 

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The will of James Gowans of Louisville was filed October 13, 1851 in Hamilton County.  Heirs listed were as Sarah Ann Gowans, George Gowans and William Gowans.

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James Gowen was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1860 census of Hamilton County, page 278B.

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Edward Gowens, "drayman, lives on Phoebe between Plum and West Row, according to the 1849-50 city directory of Cincinnati.

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Mrs. Rachel Gowens lived "on the west side of Broadway be­tween 7th and 8th," according to the 1850-51 city directory of Cincinnati.  "Jacob Gowings, whitewasher" lived at the same address.

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Thomas Gowings "lives on the south side of 6th between Broadway and Butler," according to the 1850-51 city directory of Cincinnati.

 

Henry Gowing, "teamster, lives on north side of Findley be­tween Race and Elm," according to the 1849-50 city directory of Cincinnati.

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Mrs. Amelia M’Gowan died February 12, 1897 at the age of 93 in the home of her son John H. M’Gowan “at Pleasant Ridge” according to the “Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.”

 

HARRISON COUNTY, OHIO

 

Benjamin Gowin, was the head of a household enumerated in the 1880 census of Harrison County, Enumeration District 87, page 12, Franklin Township:

 

                "Gowin, Benjamin                                32, born in OH

                                          Hannah                  45, born in OH

                                                                John                                       15, born in OH [no relation]

                                                                Leo                                         12, born in OH, son

                                                                Leninesta                               12, born in OH, daughter

                                                                Grant                                        9, born in OH

                                                                James                                       7, born in OH

                                                                Oliver                                       6, born in OH

                                                                William                     3, born in OH"

 

HURON COUNTY, OHIO

 

No members of the Gowen family [or spelling variations] were listed among the marriages of Huron County between July 19, 1835 and December 26, 1846.

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY, OHIO

 

“Wesley E. Gowin was born November 16, 1936, in Steubenville, Ohio.  In 1954 he was employed as a welder by Weirton Steel Corporation in Weirton, West Virginia and retired there in 1990.  In 1995 he lived in Toronto, Ohio and removed to Englewood, Florida in 1996.  He died there at age 61, September 5, 1998.

 

He was a member of Mason Lodge 619 and Osiris Shrine, both of Steubenville.  Survivors include his wife, Eva P. Gowen of Toronto, Ohio; his mother, Annabelle Gowin Harper of Englewood; a daughter, LuAnn Gowin Mullen of Winter Springs; Florida; two sons, Lee Gowin of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Gregory Gowin of Toronto, Ohio; and two grandchildren.

 

There were no local services held. Services will be held in Steubenville. Lemon Bay Funeral Home, Englewood Chapel, is in charge.”

 

He was buried in West Virginia, according to his obituary in “Sarasota Herald-Tribune.”

 

KNOX COUNTY, OHIO

 

 

LICKING COUNTY, OHIO

 

Lewis W. Goen was married in 1880 to Carrie Swigart who was born in 1860 to William Christian Swigart and Martha Gage.  Children born to Lewis W. Goen and Carrie Swigart Goen are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Ezra Going, Jonathan Going and Sylvester Spelman were shown as the heirs of Jonathan Going, deceased, November 14, 1814, according to "Licking County, Ohio Probate Records, 1828-1904."  Jonathan Going, administrator posted a bond of $2,000.

                                        ==O==

Stephen C. Going was shown December 17, 1877 as an heir of Ezra Going, deceased, according to "Licking County, Ohio Probate Records, 1828-1904."  F. O. Marsh was executor of the estate.

                                             ==O==

Riley Goins was enumerated in the 1880 census of Madison township, Licking County as the head of a household.

 

LUCAS COUNTY, OHIO

 

Robert Gawn, a native of the Isle of Mann, was enumerated in the 1880 census of Lucas County, Enumeration District 28, page 3, living on Summit Street, Toledo, Ohio:

 

                "Gawn,   Robert                                    30, born on the Isle of Mann

                                                                Mary Jane                             26, born in OH

                Nixon,                     Allise                                      14, born in OH sister-in-law

                 Gawn,    Laura                                        7, born in OH

                                                                William                     5, born in OH

                                                                Maple                5/12, born in OH"

 

MADISON COUNTY, OHIO

 

Martin M. Goings was born March 14, 1847 in [Hardy County?] Virginia.  He was married in Madison County to Jemima Gillenwater November 26, 1865 in London, Ohio.  Jemima Gillenwater Goings died there March 31, 1912, and he died there August 25, 1926, according to a great-great-grandson, David W. Goings of Creve Cour, Missouri.  Jemima Gillenwater was born December 11, 1848

 

He wrote, “We have a photo of Martin M. Goings standing beside the tombstone of his mother in Hidy Cemetery near Jeffersonville, Ohio which is inscribed ‘Mahala Goings, widow of S. Goings, died 1861, age 60 years.’  My Aunt Betty Morett of Springfield, Ohio has extensive information on our family which we are willing to share.”  She suggests that S. Goings is Shadrach Goings, Jr.

 

Ten children were born to them:

 

                James Seymour Goings                                       born November 17, 1870

                William Henry Goings                                         born July 11, 1872

                John Washington Goings                                  born March 11, 1874

                Charles VanVert Goings                                      born March 16, 1876

                Mahala C. Goings                                                                                born March 19, 1877

                Noah Solomon Goings                                        born February 29[?] 1879

                Cora Mae Goings                                                                 born February 15, 1883

                Laura Belle Goings                                                               born August 20, 1884

                Nellie Mae Goings                                                               born February 14, 1886

                Frank Ellison Goings                                                           born May 1,  1893

 

MEIGS COUNTY, OHIO

 

Alexander Goins was born in Virginia about 1819.  He was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1870 census of Meigs County:

 

                "Goins,   Alexander                              51, born in VA, laborer

                                                                Mary                                      48, born in VA

                                                                John                                       12, born in OH

                                                                Erastus                   10, born in OH

                                                                Henry                                       7, born in OH

                                                                James                                     21, born in VA, laborer"

                                             ==O==

Freda Goins appeared in a list of the names of children whose letters to Santa appeared in the Thursday December 20, 1906 issue of the “Pomeroy Leader.”

                                             ==O==

John A. Goins [colored] was married to Nannie E. McGinnis [colored] January 29, 1887, according to Meigs County mar­riage records.  John A. Goins and Nannie E. McGinnis Goins were enumerated in the 1900 census of Meigs County with no children.

                                             ==O==

Henry Goins [colored] was married to Elizabeth Preston [colored] November 3, 1884, according to Meigs County mar­riage records.  Henry Goins and Elizabeth Preston Goins did not appear in the 1900 census record of Meigs County.

                                             ==O==

The biography of Karen Goins was published in 1979 in the “History of Meigs County, Ohio,” Volume 1.

                                             ==O==

Mary Jane Goins, “age 9, black, born in Virginia” died in Meigs County in January 1860, according to the 1860 census Mortality Schedules.

                                             ==O==

Thomas Goins in 1883 was one of the residents of Pomeroy, Ohio in Meigs County who was receiving a government pension, probably for Civil War service.

                                             ==O==

Anna Gowin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Meigs County, Enumeration District 118, page 118, Scipio Township:

 

                "Gowin,                  Ann        29, born in OH

                                                                                William     2, born in OH

                Gowin,                    Joel         30, born in IN [no relation]"

 

MEDINA COUNTY, OHIO

 

Willie Taylor Goins was born in Wadsworth, Ohio July 26, 1930.  In 1952 he was a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico.  He was married November 15, 1952 to Shirley Ann Dusing at Albuquerque, according to Bernalillo County, New Mexico Marriage Book 62, page 37054.  Shirley Ann Dusing Goins was born August 4, 1932 in Wichita, Kansas.

 

MERCER COUNTY, OHIO

 

Mrs. Blanche Arnold Goins, 89, of 309 E. Fayette, Celina, Ohio “died Wednesday” according to the November 11, 1999 edition of the “Dayton Daily News.”

 

MIAMI COUNTY, OHIO

 

Thelma L. Goins, daughter of Sidney Goins and Leona Routt Goions was born October 8, 1920 in Piqua, Ohio.  She was graduated from Piqua High School in 1938 and was married about 1940, husband’s name Clemens.  She died December 13, 1998, and her obituary was carried in the “Columbus Dispatch” of December 16:

 

“Thelma L. Clemens, age 78, died Sunday, December 13, 1998 at 8:22 a.m.  She was born in Piqua, Oh. October 8, 1920 to the late Sidney and Leona (Routt) Goins. She was preceded in death by two sisters and is survived by a nephew, Stephan Suel. She was graduated from Piqua High School in 1938 and has been a resident of Gahanna for many years.  She was buried at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua.”

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, OHIO

 

Jennie Goen was listed in the 1889-90 city directory of Dayton as boarding at 126 E. 4th Street.

                                             ==O==

Azilee T. Goins, 88, of Germantown, “died Thursday,” according to the October 4, 1997 edition of the “Dayton Daily News.”

                                             ==O==

Ellen L. “Ma Hog” Goins, 65, of Dayton, “died Saturday, according the January 8, 1996 edition of the “Dayton Daily News.”

                                             ==O==

Elmer Goins, 74, of Dayton “died Monday,” according to the “Dayton Daily News”of August 26, 1999.  He was buried in in the Dayton National Cemetery.

                                             ==O==

Frances B. Goins, 83 of Germantown died Wednesday, according to the March 12, 1999 edition of the “Dayton Daily News.”

                                             ==O==

George Goins and Addie Goins, residents at the rear of 209 S. Baxter, were listed in the 1888-1890 city directory of Dayton.  George Goins was listed as a laborer and a hod carrier.

                                             ==O==

Herbert C. “Pappy” Goins, 76, of Miamisburg “died Monday,”according to the November 23, 1994 edition of the “Dayton Daily News.”

                                             ==O==

James Edward Goins, 85, “formerly of Fairborn, of Athens, Georgia died Wednesday,” according to the April 19, 1999 edition of “Dayton Daily News.”

                                             ==O==

Kenneth Goins, 58, of Germantown, Ohio, “died Sunday,” according to the January 8, 1996 edition of the “Dayton Daily News.”

                                             ==O==

Lillie Mae Comley Goins and her mother Fannie Mae Bingham Comley of Germantown, Ohio was listed as survivors of her father, Limond B. Comley, Sr. who died there January 8, 2000 at the age of 95.  The parents were married for 71 years.

                                             ==O==

Morgan Leigh Goins, infant daughter of James Goins and Jennifer Goins of Dayton “died Wednesday,” according to the September 11, 1999 edition of the “Dayton Daily News.”  She was buried in Valley View Cemetery.

                                             ==O==

Nell N. Goins, 70, formerly of Farmersville, Ohio, presently of Dayton, “died Wednesday,” according to the October 29, 1993 edition of the “Dayton Daily News.”

                                             ==O==

Norman D. Goins, 58, of Germantown, “died Sunday,” according to the September 7, 1999 edition of the “Dayton Daily News.”

                                             ==O==

Ralph E. Goins, 68, of 1129 John Avenue, Sidney, Ohio “died Tuesday,” according to the November 10, 1999 edition of the “Dayton Daily News.”

                                             ==O==

Shirley A. Goins, 61, of Germantown “died Wednesday,” according to the October 29, 1993 edition of the “Dayton Daily News.”

                                             ==O==

Claude Gowen, Social Security No. 291-10-7690, was born December 7, 1884 and died in April 1976 in Kettering, Ohio.

 

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO

 

James O. Goins, son of Ralph Virgil Goins and Susan Goins, was born in Pennsville, Ohio March 21, 1928.  He was married to Viola Ada Hill October 26, 1948.  He died February 14, 2003 in Zanesville, Ohio, according to his obituary published in the “Zanesville Times-Recorder” February 17, 2003:

 

“James O. Goins, 75, of Zanesville, died at 12:40 p.m., Friday, February 14, 2003 at Genesis-Good Samaritan Campus in Zanesville.

 

He was born on Wednesday, March 21, 1928 in Pennsville, the son of Lillian "Lilly" Susan and Ralph Virgil Goins, both deceased.  He was married to Viola Ada Hill October 26, 1948 and had been employed at Armco Steel for 37 years, retiring in 1990 from the Annealing Department.

 

He is survived by his wife, of the home; six children, Linda Goins Garnes, Karen Goins, Judy Ann Goins, James Franklin Goins, Duane Anthony Goins, all of Zanesville; and John Henry Goins, of Chesapeake, Virginia; 13 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; one brother, Henry Goins and one sister, Mary Goins Johnson, both of Zanesville.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Richard Anthony Goins; two brothers, Dale Goins and Ernest Goins; and one sister, Pauline Goins Bentley.

 

Hillis Funeral Home, 935 Forest Avenue is in charge of arrangements.”

 

PICKAWAY COUNTY, OHIO

 

Joseph Goings was married to Hannah Cary, December 11, 1811, according to "Pickaway County, Ohio Marriages, 1810-1815."  Children born to Joseph Goings and Hannah Cary Goings are unknown.

                                             ==O==

John Gowen was the only member of the family to appear in the 1830 census of Pickaway County.  He was enumerated there in Washington Township.

 

PIKE COUNTY, OHIO

 

John Gowen was the only individual of interest to Gowen chroniclers to appear in the 1830 census of Pike County.  His family was enumerated on page 30.

 

ROSS COUNTY, OHIO

 

Eugene Goen, a member of the junior class of Frankfort High School, was pictured in the 1936 annual of the high school.

                                             ==O==

Buried in Grandview Cemetery, Section 9C, Chillicothe, Ohio are: Agnes Goings, Abbie Harris Goings, Susannah Goings, James Goings, James W. Goings and Mary J. Goings, wife of James Goings.  Also buried there is Anthony W. Goings, 1846-1918.

                                        ==O==

Catherine Gowens was married July 15, 1803 in Scioto Township, Ross County to Robert Long, according to "Ohio Marriages" by Marjorie Smith.

 

SHARP COUNTY, OHIO

 

James R. Goins had a barbershop in Massillon, Ohio in 1889-90, according to the city directory of Canton, Ohio.  His business was located in the basement of the “northeast corner of Main and Erie, and he lived at 21 Canal Street.  He was assisted by Charles A. Murrells who boarded with James R. Goins.

 

SHELBY COUNTY, OHIO

 

Robert Goings was married to Ruth Wackler November 8, 1934 in Indiana.  They observed their 60th wedding anniver­sary in Bradford, Indiana November 8, 1994, according to a news story in the "Piqua Daily Call" of Pique, Ohio.  Children of Robert Goings and Ruth Wackler Goings were identified as: Marie Goings Beam of Versailles, Ohio, Robert E. Goings of Bradford, Ohio and Arthur Goings of Sidney, Ohio.

                                               ==O==

John Gowings was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Shelby County, page 28.

 

SUMMIT COUNTY, OHIO

 

Willeane Goins Asher-Haas who was born October 9, 1924 died in Akron, Ohio May 24, 2003 at the age of 78, according to her obituary:

 

“Willeane Goins Asher-Haas, 78, of Akron, formerly of Monroe, Michigan, died Saturday in her home. She had been in poor health for nine months.

 

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harmony Baptist Church ofTallmadge, Tallmadge, Ohio. Her sons-in-law, the Rev. Bernard Christy of Mogadore, Ohio, and the Rev. Robert Stevens of Hartville, Ohio, will offici-ate.

 

Born October 9, 1924 in Tennessee, she was the daughter of Verlin Goins and Aslee Goins.

 

Surviving are seven sons of Ohio; two daughters, of Ohio; a stepson, Wayne “Bootsie” Asher of Monroe; a step-daughter, Helen Liparato, of Monroe; four brothers, Jack Goins and wife Helen Goins of Toledo, Bobby Goins and wife Judy Goins of Temperance, Jerry Goins and wife Pam Goins of Torrance, Calif., and Kenny Goins and wife Sherrie Goins of Merced, California; five sisters, Juanita Goins Hopkins and husband Jack Hopkins of Monroe, Norma Goins Swanson and husband Kenny Swanson of Laguna Wood, California, Betty Goins Webb of Webb and husband Kenneth Webb of Pickford, Mich-igan, Evelyn Goins Monaghan and husband Tom Mona-ghan of Palm Springs, California and Mary Ellen Goins Rippey and husband Charles Rippey of Springville, Cal-ifornia; 31 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.”

 

Denny Brubaker, Claiborne County, Tennessee researcher sug-gests that Verlin Tecumseh Goins of Claiborne County was married to Lora A. Cole.  Children born to Verlin Tecumseh Goins and Lora A. Cole Goins are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Ed M. Gowan was a funeral director at Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio in 1932, according to Deborah Redden.

                                             ==O==

May Florence was born in 1885 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio to Frank Avery Florence of Montreal, Quebec and Elizabeth Ruth “Lizzie” Bersick Shellington Florence of Berlin, Germany.  She was married about 1903, husband’s name Lynch.  She was later remarried, husband’s name Gowan.  May Florence Lynch Gowan died in 1959 in Sacramento, California.

 

TRUMBULL COUNTY, OHIO

 

No members of the Gowen family [or spelling variations] ap­peared in the 1820 census of Trumbull County.

 

TUSCARAWAS COUNTY, OHIO

 

Caleb Goin was married July 18, 1844 to Nancy Pickle, ac­cording to “Tuscarawas County, Ohio Marriages, 1808-1895."  Children born to Caleb Goin and Nancy Pickle Goin are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Nancy Gowan was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census Tuscarawa County, page 42.

                                             ==O==

Anna Gowin was married to Herman Gatchil March 20, 1831, according to “Tuscarawas County, Ohio Marriages, 1808-1895."

                                             ==O==

John T. Gowin was married to Sarah Stanneart January 6, 1852, according to "Tuscarawas County, Ohio Marriages, 1808-1895."  Children born to John T. Gowin and Sarah Stanneart Gowin are unknown.

                                             ==O==

John W. Gowin was enumerated as the head of a household in Nohrichsville, Ohio in the 1880 census of Tuscarawas County, Enumeration District 223, page 7, Mill Township as:

 

                "Gowin, John W.                 35, born in OH

                                          Ruth A.                  38, born in OH

                                                                Mary O.                   6, born in OH

                                                                James R.                   2, born in OH

                                                                Willie T.           3/12, born in OH"

                                             ==O==

Mary Gowin was married June 15, 1843 to Robert Mooney, according to "Tuscarawas County, Ohio Marriages, 1808-1895."

                                             ==O==

William Gowin, who was born about 1846, was married about 1869 to Elizabeth Henry who was born about 1849 in Ohio.  She was one of thirteen children born to James Henry and Catherine Henry, according to Taj Wolff.  Elizabeth Henry Gowin died September 8, 1902 in Uhrichsville, Ohio in Tuscarawas County.

                                             ==O==

Abigail Gowings was married to Jacob Criger September 24, 1835, "Tuscarawas County, Ohio Marriages, 1808-1895."

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY, OHIO

 

Elizabeth Goins [no dates] was buried in Southland Cemetery in Wesley township on TR217 in Washington County.

                                             ==O==

Lucy Goins, “wife of S. Goins, born 1870—died 1906” was buried in Smith Cemetery in Wesley township in Washington County.  Buried beside her was Charles R. Goins, “born in 1904, died in 1955.

                                             ==O==

Olvie [Olive?] May Goins, born 1890-died 1956, was buried in Wesleyan Cemetery, located on TR129 in Wesley township of Washington County.  Buried beside her was Lovell Goins, born 1911-died 1969 [flag].  The flag suggests that he died in military service, according to L. R. Hall.

 

 

 

 

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