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Going-Morrow Home that once stood in Benevola


Alfred E. Going and his wife, Marion Wigginton Going built this house before the Civil War.  He was unable to finish the house the way he wanted it as the War broke out but he finished it as soon as possible.  The second floor was never completely finished.  Ernest Going, a son, lived there after his father passed away. 

Alfred and Marion raised many children in this home, one was Emily August Going who married Edward Rose of Greene Co.  They moved to Fayette and raised their children.  Ernestine Rose  married William Scott Morrow.  They moved in the house in 1932 with four of their children, William (Bill) Morrow, Thomas Henry Morrow, Ernestine Morrow and James Morrow. William Scott Morrow moved his wife and children to Bessemer in 1943.  Several years later the old home was sold to buy a house in Bessemer, Alabama, where they lived until they passed away. 

Morrow family was given 400 acres  of the 1200 acre farm and the house by Ernest Going. 


Information furnished by James Morrow, Birmingham,AL
a former resident of this home, and Ernestine Wardlow, Bessemer, AL