005 William Gowen – Gowen Manuscript

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William Gowen, [John4, William3, Thomas2, Mihil1] son of John Gowen and Mary Keife Gowen, was born about 1731 in Stafford County. He removed to Lunenburg County, Virginia on the North Carolina border along with his parents and brother about 1750. It is believed that he was married about 1752, wife’s name Mary. Shortly afterward he appeared in Granville County, North Carolina.

A few months later William Gowen and his family moved back across the state line to rejoin his father in Lunenburg County. On February 14, 1761 John Gowen deeded land to “beloved son, William” consisting of acreage which “aforesaid William now lives upon.” The land was 200 acres on Great Branch received on the same date by John Gowen in a grant from Gov. Francis Farquier, according to Lunenburg County Deed Book 6, page 379.

William Gowen, about age 30, was a member of the jury panel in the March 1761 court session of Lunenburg County, according to the research of Tim Hashaw of Houston, Texas. William Gowen was chosen as a juror to hear the case of John Mullins vs. Charles Yancey, defendant in a trespass-assault and battery case. The jury found in favor of the defendant and rendered a not-guilty verdict, according to Lunenburg County Court Minute Book 1, page 246.

After six months, William Gowen sold his land to William Hatchel on December 30, 1761, according to Lunenburg Deed Book 7, page 153. The land was described as “100 acres on Great Branch, out of Allin’s Creek, bounded by John Goin, and John Ruffin.” Witnesses were “Sam. Young, Wm. Roffe, and Peter Sandefur.” This deed was recorded February 2, 1762.

Six months later, on July 6, 1762, William Gowen was a resident of Orange County, North Carolina when he sold to Francis Nowell for £45 an additional 100 acres in Lunenburg County which adjoined the 100 acres that he had sold in December, according to Lunenburg County Deed Book 7, page 302-04. The land was located “on the great branch of Allen’s Creek, adjacent to William Sandefur.” This deed referred to “John Goin’s old patent line.” The deed was recorded on July 6, 1762.

In November 1763, Alexander Gowen, regarded by Paul Heinegg as an uncle of William Gowen, Jr, filed a complaint against him in Orange County Court, according to Minute Book 1, page 232. The particulars of the complaint, when found, might reveal additional information.

“William Gowen” received a land patent for 300 acres in Cumberland County, North Carolina, “on both aides of Pocket Creek.” “William Goins” appeared as “1 white taxable” in the 1767 tax list of Cumberland County.

“William Goings” was the head of a household in adjoining Moore County, Fayette District, page 44, according to “Heads of Families, North Carolina, 1790.” The “1790” census of North Carolina was actually taken in the late 1780s. The household was recorded as:

“Goings, William white male over 16
white female
white male under 16
white female
white male under 16
white female
white male under 16
white female
white male under 16
white female”

“William Goings,” free colored, was the head of a household also in Fayette District, Moore County, page 43. It was recorded as “10 free colored persons,” according to “Heads of Families, North Carolina, 1790.” This second entry as “free colored,” apparently a duplicate, may have been made by the enumerator to avoid criticism.

Mention of the William Gowens families in Moore County ap­peared in “Ancient Records of Moore County, North Car­olina:”

“By strange coincidence, there were two Goings fami­lies in Moore County in 1790, one being white; the other listed under the heading of “all other free per­sons,” that is free negro, mulatto or Indian. Both families were headed by “William Goings.” One William, of course, the white one, was later made a justice of the peace for the county. Within the writer’s recollection, some of those families held themselves above association with negroes, and their white neigh­bors accepted them as several notches above their black brethren.

An examination of the 1850 census will show the in­crease in this clan, all of whom are there listed as mu­latto. Briefly, the Goings were classed exactly as were the so-called “Lumbee” Indians of Robeson County. In later years, certain of these families intermarried with negroes, and their descendants now living in Moore County are as black as the pot. Others, however, has maintained the complexion and characteristics of their more ancient ancestors. The free family lived on or about Pocket Creek, in Lee County [organized from Moore County and Chatham County in 1907] or between there and Lemon Springs.

The writer’s father once pointed out to him their location and casually remarked, ‘they were not negroes, but probably Indians.’ What became of the white fam­ily of Williams Goings, the writer has been unable to determine. A few years ago, a writer in the “Saturday Evening Post” wrote a story on the ‘Melungeons’ [maybe from the French ‘melange,’ a mixture] who had a colony on the Clinch River in North Central Tennessee, and among whose members were Goings. The description of these people would apply almost 100% to those of Robeson County. How did the Goings get ‘way up there?”

An inventory of the estate of “William Goan” was itemized in Moore County Will Book A, page 322 and 323 in the late 1780s. His probate papers, if found, might reveal much about the family.

Children born to William Gowen and Mary Gowen are believed to include:

William Gowen, Jr. born about 1754
James Gowen born May 31, 1755
Daniel Gowen born about 1756
Bryan Gowen born about 1757
John Gowen born about 1759

William Gowen, Jr, son of William Gowen and Mary Gowen, was born about 1754, probably in Granville County, North Carolina. He was brought to Lunenburg County, North Carolina about 1761 and then to Orange County, North Carolina about 1762. His father’s family removed to Moore County, North Carolina about 1767. By the early 1770s, he and his brothers had joined other family members in Fairfield County, South Carolina.

“William Going” appeared in Orange County records on May 15, 1764, according to the research of Col. Carroll Heard Goyne, Jr. He appeared afterward in Tryon/Rutherford County, North Carolina by May 22, 1773.

“William Going” appeared in the 1782 tax list of Capt. Whiteside’s Company of Rutherford County, owning 350 acres of land. This indicates that William moved from Orange County to Rutherford County before the other family members signed the petition for partition of Orange County, according to Col. Goyne. He wrote:

“The Gowens [who signed the 1773 Orange County partition petition] moved from the northern part of Orange County before 1782. Alexander [probably the younger] moved to Rutherford County and resided in the same district as William. The others named [except Alexander Sr.] moved to Fairfield County. It appears that the William Goyen of Tryon/Rutherford County, records is the same William seen in Fairfield County, records. In any event, the William of Fairfield County, served in the same militia company in 1782 as the other Goyen/Goynes of that county.”

“William Goyen” enlisted in the Third South Carolina Regiment July 24, 1776. This regiment became a “quota regiment” and became part of the South Carolina Continental Line. In the February 1, 1780 muster, William Goyen was shown as serving in the command of Col. William Thompson, according to National Archives Microfilm M-853, Roll 16. National Archives responded that the service record of William Goyen could not be located.

“William Goyen” filed a claim stating that he had served in the militia in 1782 under Capt. Charles Lewis.

“Daniel Goyen and William Goyen” appraised a gun that was put into Revolutionary service by Moses Hollis in 1780. The gun was used “in publick service under General Sumpter;” appraised to 1 pound, 10 shillings. The gun was used in service under Capt. Lewis for 12 days during June 1780. The gun was used for 18 days during July 1781 “under Lieut. Hollis. Daniel Gowen and William Gowen appeared before Chas. Pickett, J. P. to acknowledge making the appraisal. Daniel Gowen was able to sign his name; the signature was “Daniel going” William Gowen signed with an “X” for his mark.

“William Goyen, Daniel Goyen and John Goyen” were serving in the South Carolina militia under Lt. John Hollis. Later when they were drawing compensation for their audited accounts, “William Goyen” was identified as “Account 3018” and his brothers were identified as Account Nos. 3015 and 3017.

On December 4, 1783, William Goyen received payment for 50 days duty in the South Carolina militia in 1782 under the command of Capt. Charles Lewis. His service was certified by Capt. Lewis before Charles Pickett, J.P.

In 1785 “William Goyen” and William Gladden appeared in court in connection with a claim of “John Goyen” for a horse lost in the service. The two witnesses testified that they had appraised the horse.

Col. Carroll Heard Goyne, Jr. of Shreveport, Louisiana who researched William Goyne of Fairfield County concluded that he was the same William Goyne who lived in Rutherford County, North Carolina before and during the Revolutionary War. Col. Goyne wrote:

“On our June 1995 trip a special effort was made to compare the records of Rutherford County, North Car­olina to those of Fairfield County, South Carolina. Our purpose was to determine if William’s name appeared on a document on the same, or nearly the same, date in both counties. While the presence of a William, Jr. in Rutherford County, complicated the issue somewhat, it appears very possible that the William Goyne who lived on First Broad River in Rutherford County was the same William who served with the Fairfield County militia.

Most certainly, the Rutherford County William Goyne was related to the Fairfield County Goynes. This is confirmed by the actions of Alexander Goyne, who moved from Orange County, North Carolina to live near William in Rutherford County by 1782, then moved to Fairfield County. Alexander then returned to live in Rutherford County.

Amos Gowen, son of Alexander Gowen, was born about 1744, in Lunenburg County, Virginia or Orange County, North Carolina. “Amos Goyne was born in North Carolina [possibly Orange County] of parents unknown,” according to a descendant, Lucile H. Sanders of Buffalo, Texas in a letter written August 1, 1989.

In 1773, he joined other members of his family in signing a petition for the partitioning of Orange County, according to “Colonial Records of North Carolina, 1771-1775” Volume 9. His signature was written “Emus Gowen,” suggesting that it was written for him.

He was married to Mary Anne Baxter in North Carolina in 1779 and removed soon afterward to Fairfield, South Carolina where a son, Amos Gowen, Jr. was born the following year. His brother, Jeremiah Gowen was born there in 1782.

Amos Goyne enlisted in the militia and was killed in the Revolutionary War. Phillip Alan Gowan of Brentwood, Tennessee wrote December 14, 1995, “According to family tradition, Amos Sr. was killed in the field by Tories in 1785.” He was the first husband of one of my maternal great-great-great-great-grandmothers.”

Among his estate papers was a note dated November 15, 1779 cosigned by “Amos Goyne” and “John Goyne,” identified as his older brother. Another note date February 24, 1780 showed that the signature of Amos Gowen was an “A.”

In the same year of his death, his widow was remarried in Fairfield County to Dr. John Byrns who was born about 1755. About 1788, they relocated to Charleston where several Byrns children were born. On November 28, 1786 “John Byrns and Mary Byrns, his wife” applied for the administration of the estate of “Amos Goyen,” according to “Camden District, South Carolina Wills and Administrations, 1781-1787.”

Their citation was published December 3, 1786 by Ralph Jones. A warrant of appraisement was issued December 19, 1786 “to Andrew Walker, Robert Adams, John Waugh, Henry Rugeley and John Byrns.” A bond was posted December 20, 1786 by “John Byrnes, Mary Byrnes, John Turner and James Johnston, all of Fairfield County.” John Turner wrote a letter to the court volunteering to be security.

The appraisal was returned to the court January 22, 1787 by Robert Adams, John Waugh and Andrew Walker. John Turner, justice of the peace, presided.

In 1789, John Byrnes and Mary Ann Baxter Goin Byrnes appeared in Charleston in connection with the administration of the estate of “Amos Goin.”

On June 18. 1792, “John Burns, administrator of Amos Goyen, decd” was sued by John Turner and James Johnston, according to “Fairfield County, South Carolina Minutes of the County Court, 1785-1799” by Brent H. Holcomb. The case was dismissed by the court on the payment of court costs by the defendant. “John Burns” was ordered by the court July 22, 1794 to renew his bond and security for the administration of the estate of “Amos Gowen.”

Dr. John Byrns died in Charleston in a yellow fever epidemic in 1801. About 1805, Mary Anne Baxter Goyne Byrns and her children moved to Cairo, Sumner County, Tennessee, per­haps to join other family members there. John Byrn, James Byrn and Lithey Byrn appeared in Sumner County records in 1808, 1809 and 1810.

Children born to Amos Goyne and Mary Ann Baxter Goyne include:

Amos Goyne, Jr. born in 1780
Jeremiah Goyne born in 1782

Children born to Dr. John Byrns and Mary Anne Baxter Goyne Burns include:

John W. Byrns born about 1785
James Byrns born August 28, 1786

Amos Goyne, Jr, son of Amos Goyne and Mary Anne Baxter Goyne, was born in Fairfield County about 1780. After the death of his father, he grew up in Charleston.

He accompanied his mother to Sumner County, Tennessee about 1805. “Amos Gowen” was the addressee of a letter awaiting delivery in the post office at Nashville in a list which was published in the January 25, 1806 edition of the “Tennessee Gazette” published in Nashville.

“Amos Gowen” was a bondsman for the marriage of Joseph Underwood to Betsy Young July 25, 1806 in Sumner County, according to “Genealogical Abstracts from Tennessee Newspapers” by Sherida K. Eddlemon. On September 12, 1809 “Amos Gowen” served on a jury panel, according to Sumner County court minutes.

In the War of 1812, “Amos Goyne, sergeant,” served in the Tennessee Infantry under the command of Col. James Raulson and Capt. Mathew Neal, according to “Tennesseans in the War of 1812” by Byron and Samuel Sistler. On February 14, 1814, “Amos Goyne” bought Lot 17 in Cairo, Tennessee in Sumner County, according to “Sumner County, Tennessee Deed Abstracts, 1806-1817” by Joyce Martin Murray. On December 24, 1817, Amos Goyne was a bondsman in a marriage in Sumner County, according to “Sumner County, Tennessee Deed Abstracts, 1806-1817.” Soon after he removed to Rapides Parish, Louisiana

“Amos Goins, private,” was listed on the payroll of a company of Louisiana Militia commanded by Capt. William Watson of the 12th and 13th Consolidated Regiments in the service of the United States. His service was for the period: 28 December 1814 to March 1815, according to “Louisiana Genealogical Register,” Vol. 3.

It is believed that he was married to Sophia Brashears about 1816, perhaps as her second husband. “Amos D. Gowen” received a military warrant for land in Rapides Parish. Later this warrant was purchased by Hiram D. Goyne, assumed to be a distant cousin.

“Amos Goines” was enumerated in the 1820 United States census of Rapides Parish, Louisiana, living on Bayou Boeuf.

“Mr. Amos Goyne, of the State of Tennessee, died in Rapides Parish, Louisiana October 9, 1820,” according to his obituary in the October 14, 1820 edition of the “Louisiana Herald,” Alexandria, Louisiana.

Of him Phillip Alan Gowan wrote,

“He was a bachelor, and his Byrns relatives fell heir to his estate left in Tennessee. Amos’s half‑brother James Byrns was the father of Susan Emily [Byrns] Jackson who was the mother of Julia [Jackson] Morris who was the mother of Henry Wilford Morris who was the fa­ther of Julia [Morris] Gowan [my mother]. Amos, Jr. was also the great uncle of Joseph Wellington Byrns who was Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives under Franklin Delano Roosevelt.”

On April 27, 1849 Hiram D. Goyne made an original entry on land in Union Parish, Louisiana using a Military Warrant issued in the name of Amos D. Goyne, Permit No. 44591, according to the research of Col. Carroll Heard Goyne, Jr. of Shreveport, Louisiana. Hiram D. Goyne was a son of William Goyne and Agnes “Nancy” Stroder Goyne, according to “Colonial Soldiers of the South, 1732-1774” by Murtie Jane Clark. William Goyne, a brother to Amos Gowen, wrote his will in Warren County, Georgia in 1816.

Sophia Brashears Goins was twice more remarried and removed to Oklahoma Territory where she died in 1866 at Oak Lodge, Oklahoma Territory in present-day LeFlore County, according to Ruth Alexander in a message dated December 18, 2001.

Children born to “Amos Goins” and Sophia Brashears Goins include:

Annie Goins born about 1817

There were two individuals named Sophia Brashers—an aunt and her niece, according to the research of Tomi Jo Stefanos, a descendant of Dallas, Texas. It appears that the above research regarding Sophia Brashears may have been confused. Some of the activities of the older may have been ascribed to the younger. Tomi Jo Stefanos wrote September 21, 2003:

“In my initial endeavor to make a connection for my great grandmother Annie Goins Davis and her parents, Amos Goins and Sophia Brashears Jones Goins, I connected with a group regarding Sophia. The connection was that I had an Uncle Joe Moncrief, who lived on my grandparents farm for a few years before his death.

I kept thinking that Sophia’s maiden name was Moncrief, but could find nothing, except that Joseph Moncrief was the son of Sampson Moncrief, [the third husband] and Sophia Brashears Jones Goins.

The connection was made that Sophia [my great-great-grand-mother] was indeed Sophia Brashears and that her husband Amos Goins was one of her four husbands. Sophia was born about 1821 and was married to John Jones in 1841. They had four children, the last one born in May 1848.

She then was married to Amos Goins and had Annie Goins on April 23, 1850. Another daughter, Mary Goins was also born to them. It would appear that John Jones died and that she was remarried between May 1848 and April 1850.

Between 1854 and 1855, she was married to Samson Mon-crief, who died about 1857. They were the parents of her seventh child, Joseph Moncrief.

She married once again about 1857, husband’s name Baker. Her eighth child, Ellen T. Baker was born about 1858. Mr. Baker outlived Sophia Brashears Jones Goins Moncrief Baker who died about 1866. In an interview with Joseph Moncrief August 20, 1937 for the Indian-Pioneer History Project of Oklahoma, he stated his mother died at age 69 between 1890 and 1895. He was unsure of his birthdate, but when we buried him in 1945, his tombstone showed his birth in 1857.

He left Indian Territory, according to his interview with the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1940, with a half-brother to go to Georgia. At that time he stated that his father and mother were both deceased.

My source of much of this information was a book by Charles Brashear entitled “Brashear Families of Lower Mississippi, Volume V. The only information I provided was the interview with the BIA, of which I have a copy and the birthdate of my great-grandmother Annie Goins.

Some of the confusion lies in the fact that there were two So-phia Brashears. This is corroborated in the book of Charles Brashears. He refers to her as Sophia1 , born between Febru-ary 7, 1797 and 1802 and died about 1853. She was the aunt of Sophia2 and the first wife of Sampson Moncrief. Sophia2 was his second wife. The dates in the manuscript around Amos Goins and his marriage to Sophia Brashears fit Sophia1 more than Sophia2. Sophia2 was married only once and only to Sampson Moncrief, so Amos Goins was not married to her.”

Jeremiah Goyne, son of Amos Goyne and Mary Anne Baxter Goyne, was born in Fairfield County about 1782.

Phillip Alan Gowan wrote,

“Jeremiah Goyne and his halfbrother, James Byrns were in Robertson County by 1807. Jeremiah married, but I have never been able to determine his wife’s name. The minutes of Red River Baptist Church [near the present site of Adams, Tennessee] for September 1816 state that “Brother and Sister J. Goyne were dis­missed by letter.” I know nothing of them after that date.”

Red River Primitive Baptist Church was organized July 25, 1791, and the church was located at the mouth of the Sulphur Fork of Red River. Five other churches in Tennessee and Kentucky were spawned as Red River members through the years elected to organize new congregations.

“James Goin” and “Jeremiah Goin” were recorded in 1812 as taxpayers in Robertson County in Capt. Gabriel Martin’s Com­pany, according to “Taxpayer List,” Roll 7, Tennessee State Archives.

John W. Byrns, son of Dr. John Byrns and Mary Anne Baxter Goyne Byrns, was born about 1785. On September 18, 1808, he was summoned for jury duty in Sumner County, Tennessee. In December 1808 John Byrns received a deed for 130 acres from James Byrns, according to Sumner County court minutes. In the court session of June 1809 “John W. Byrn” was “appointed constable in Capt. Lauderdale’s district for two years.” Henry Bledsoe and Samuel D. Lauderdale joined him in posting a $625 performance bond. On December 19, 1809 and in March 1810 “John Burns” again served on a Sumner County jury panel.

An unidentified Lithey Byrn appeared in the Sumner County court minutes of the March 1810 session. A commission was appointed by the court to “divide and appropriate an undivided legacy bequeathed to Pachaner Cartwright, Lithey Byrn and Bethay Hobday between said devisees.”

James Byrns, son of Dr. John Byrns and Mary Anne Baxter Goyne Byrns, was born about 1789. By 1807 he was living in Robertson County, Tennessee, near his half-brother, Jeremiah Goyne. In December 1808 he deeded 130 acres in Sumner County to his brother John W. Byrns, according to county court minutes.

James Byrns was married about 1810 and Andromache Luter who was born June 18, 1787, probably in Robertson County. She was the daughter of Matthew Lutger and Elizabeth Darden Luter [married in 1770] and a sister of Holland Luter who was born in 1786, according to the research of Janet Ross. Matthew Luter was born about 1745, probably in Isle of Wight County or Nansemond County, Virgnia, according to Phillip Alan Gowan, a director of Gowen Research Foundation.

James Byrns died February 8, 1850, and Andromache Luter Byrns died January 7, 1861.

Children born to James Byrns and Andromache Luter Byrns include:

Susan Emily Byrns born December 29, 1826

Susan Emily Byrns, daughter of James Byrns and Andromache Luter Byrns, was born December 29, 1826. She was married about 1845, husband’s name Jackson. Children born to her include:

Julia Jackson born about 1850

Julia Jackson, daughter of Susan Emily Burns Jackson, was born about 1850. She was married about 1870, husband’s name Morris. They were the great-grandparents of Phillip Alan Gowan.

Other individuals by the name of Amos Gowen appeared after his death.

On November 4, 1821, “Amos Goings” was married to Parthena Dixon in Amite County, Mississippi. In 1825, Amos Goynes was listed in the tax list of Copiah County, Mississippi.

“Amos Goyne” was enumerated in the 1840 census of Kemper County, Mississippi, page 6:

“Goyne, Amos white male 50-60
white female 40-50
white male 15-20
white male 15-20
white male 10-15
white female 5-10
white female 5-10
white male 5-20”
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Amos Gowen was married in 1902 to Cornelia Thomas, according to Holmes County, Mississippi Marriage Book 6, page 329. Amos Gowen and Cornelia Thomas Gowen were divorced December 13, 1905, according to Holmes County Divorce Book 2, page 462. Amos Gowen was remarried to Millie Wade in 1908, according to Holmes County Marriage Book 9, page 493. Children born to Amos Gowen and Millie Wade Gowen are unknown.

LUNENBURG COUNTY, VIRGINIA, Part B

James Goyne, son of Mary Goyne, was born May 30, 1755 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, according to the research of Velma S. Brassell Beuerle, a descendant of Flint, Michigan. In his pension application written May 18, 1836 in Kemper County, Mississippi, James Goyne stated that he was born in 1755 in “Mulenburg County, Virginia,” according to the copy made by the court clerk. Col. Carroll Heard Goyne, Editorial Boardmember of Shreveport, Louisiana, wrote in July 1995:

“This spelling is suggestive of either Mecklenburg or Lunenburg County. Since Mecklenburg was formed from Lunenburg County in 1765, it would appear that James was born in the part of Lunenburg that became Mecklenburg County. In 1748 this area of Lunenburg County was the tax district of Capt. Lewis Delony. In 1749 it was the tax district of Capt. William Howard. In 1751 and 1752 it was the tax district of Capt. Field Jefferson. From these tax lists it appears the senior Going/Goin/Gowin in this district was named John. Other names appearing on these tax lists beginning in 1751 were William; and in 1752 Joseph, according to “Sunlight on the Southside” by Landon C. Bell.”

Other members of the Goyne family appeared in Lunenburg County at the same time. Bryan Goyne, regarded as a son of Mary Goyne and a brother to James Goyne, was born about 1757, probably in Lunenburg County also. Several members of the Gowen family of the Northern Neck of Virginia migrated southward in 1747 to Lunenburg County also. The southern part of Lunenburg County which lay below the Meherrin River was organized in 1764 as Mecklenburg County.

The descendants of Mary Goyne spelled the name in various ways. Generally, in Mississippi the surname became “Guynes.” In Louisiana, “Goins” predominated, while in Vir­ginia and Kentucky, “Gowan” was generally adopted.

James Goyne removed to Camden District, South Carolina and served there as a Revolutionary soldier in a militia company commanded by Capt. John Smith in the regiment of Col. John Winn, according to “Genealogical Abstracts of Revolution­ary War Pension Files” abstracted by Virgil D. White.

Col. Goyne wrote:

“In his Revolutionary War Pension Application, James Goyne stated that he served in the militia of Camden District, South Carolina. James stated that his militia unit rendezvoused at Winnsboro, near which place he resided. He stated that he served under Col. John Winn. This proves that James lived in Fairfield County, South Carolina.

James Goyne told where he lived prior to his arrival in Kemper County, Mississippi. He left Camden District, South Carolina about 1784, and went to live in Burke County, Georgia where he lived for about five years [left in 1789]; then to Warren County, Georgia where he lived for about two years [left in 1791]; then to Washington County, Georgia for about five years [left in 1796]; then to Hancock County, Georgia for about three years [left in 1799]; then moved to St. Elena [Helena] Parish, Louisiana for about five years [left in 1804]; then to Lawrence County, Mississippi for about two years [left in 1806]; then to Copiah County, Mis­sissippi where he resided until December 1834; then moved to Kemper County, Mississippi.

Following James’ guidance, one can find him in the records of Georgia. In 1791 and 1792 he was listed in Capt. Simmon’s District of Wilkes County. He was listed in the inventory of the estate of William Minor, Jr. [undated, but between 1794 and 1804] in Hancock County. The 1802 tax returns of Hancock County list James and John Goyn in Capt. Williams’ District, according to the research of Frank Parker Hudson of Atlanta.

James can be found in the land records of Louisiana. He received land “by settlement” in the Florida Parishes [St. Helena Parish] of Louisiana in 1810, according to “American State Papers.” James Goyne signed his pension application in an unsteady, yet clear, hand.”

James Goyne was married about 1775, wife’s name believed to be Mary. After independence, James Goyne moved to Georgia, living successively in Burke, Warren and Washington counties. Warren County was formed in 1793 with land from Wilkes, Columbia and Richmond Counties.

It is believed that James Goyne and Mary Goyne became estranged about 1791 and that he was remarried to Heather O’Brien. Mary Goyne apparently went to live with her son, John Goyne.

Wilkes County was the early residence of William Goyne, “Moses & Agnes Going” and “Jesse Going.” They appeared on the tax rolls of Warren County in 1793, the first year of the county’s existence. “Moses Going,” a Revolutionary soldier from Virginia declared on oath that he had also “served as a soldier under Capt. James Gunn in Col. Byrd’s regiment in 1760,” according to “Virginia Historical Magazine.”

Details of the lives of these individuals and descendants can be found in the Wilkes County, Georgia section of the manuscript.

Following his Georgia residence, James Goyne apparently lived in Tennessee in 1803. He removed to Louisiana and lived in Calcasieu Parish in 1810. He received a land grant there in neutral territory which later became Vernon Parish. James Goyne “claimed improvement on the east side of the Amite River, about three miles below the line of demarcation. He settled there in 1810 and has cultivated the land continually,” according to “Calendar of State Papers, Crosby.”

In 1817 James Goyne was living in Hinds [later Copiah] County, Mississippi, according to “Mississippi Revolution­ary Soldiers.” He continued to live there in 1823 and 1825 and appeared in Kemper County, Mississippi in 1834, ac­cording to Mrs. Beuerle. She is a “double descendant” of James Goyne, having two of his sons, John Goyne and James Goins, as her ancestors.

James Goyne made a declaration regarding his Revolutionary service in Kemper County May 18, 1836:

“On this 18th day of May, 1836, personally appeared before me, George Coatter, Judge of Circuit Court [the same being a court of record] now sitting in and for said county, James Goyne, a resident of said county of Kemper and state of Mississippi. Aged about eighty-one years. Who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832.

That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers and served as herein often stated. That he lived in Camden District, state of South Carolina, at which place some time in June, 1776 when he was drafted to go to Charleston in order to intercept the British Fleet that was expected to land there under Col. John Wynn in Capt. John Smith’s Company of militia, Lt. William Daugherty. And rendezvoused at Winnsborough in said state at the time last above men­tioned and marched to Charleston and was stationed there together with said company to guard the town and after being there about a month he was marched back and dismissed about the last of July, 1776 having served about six weeks but received no written discharge–and that afterward on the last of January–as near as he can recollect–he was again drafted under the same officers as above in Camden District, South Car­olina where he then resided and rendezvoused at Winnsborough at the same time and was moved immediately to Charleston where he was stationed some time when said company joined General Ash [John Ashe] from North Carolina and was then marched to Pluresburgh [Plainsburgh?] near Savannah at which place he was stationed about eight days. He was again dismissed or discharged and returned home about the last of February, 1779–having served about one month during which service he was in no engagement nor did he receive any written discharge.

After remaining at home about four days he again en­tered the service of the U, S. as a drafted soldier under Col. John Wynn in Capt. Francis Tedwells Company of Militia Lt. William Daugherty and rendezvoused at Winnsborough about the first of March 1779 near which place this declarent then resided and from where he was marched to Savannah then near Augusta at which place he volunteered to go to Georgia to fight the Indians and put himself under Capt. John Nixon and Col. Hamarm (?) and was marched to Nightsborough (?) and from there to Falsom Fort on Abuchy (?) River and from which place the Indians re­treated and were pursued by said company and over­taken and a skirmish ensued in which seventeen Indians and two white men were killed and Maj. Ross was killed in the part of the re______ (?).

From there he was marched to Augusta and crossing the river they joined their former companions–at which place they remained some time. From there he was marched to Augusta together with the rest of the forces and joined Gen. Lincoln [Benjamin Lincoln] about four miles below that plain–and marched down the [Savannah] River and crossing at Lummertins (?) [Lumberton] ferry marched to Bains Bridge (?) near the head of Ashley River where they remained some time–and there to stones (?) at the big rice fields to meet the British who were encamped there–at which place he remained some time–and when his term of service expired he was discharged some time in June, 1779–but received no written discharge having served at this time three months and some days–from where he returned to Camden District where he continued to live until some time in June the precise time he cannot recollect–at which time he volunteered to go to the assistance of General Greene at the siege of Ninety-Six put himself under Capt. Charles Reeves in Col. Edward Lacys Lieut. Col. Patrick McGreffe and Maj. John O’Lears regiment of volunteers.

We met together on the road about fourteen miles from Winnsborough at the time last mentioned we then marched to Congaree River there we rested and endeavored to intercept [Francis] Lord Rawdon on his march from Ninety-Six to Charleston. He retreated to Orangeburg and encamped there. We had joined General Greene’s army before we got to Orangeburg. We then marched to the Eutaw Springs. We then [joined] General Sumters Army [Thomas “Gamecock” Sumter] and marched to a church about thirty miles from Charleston at which place we were attacked by a British troop of horse [?]. We had a skirmish in which they were defeated; we killed one and took seven prisoners who that night set fire to the church and fled; we pursued them to —–(?). We there had a fight in which we lost about forty killed and wounded. They retained possession of the houses; we were not able to dislodge them.

We then marched to Santee, crossed and then to Sumters ponds. We lay there some time and were then discharged about the first of September, 1781. He got no written discharge. He served at that time ___ months and a half. He continued to live at the same place till about the first of June, 1782 at which time he was drafted to keep the Tories in Edisto in subjection. They met at Owensborough at the time last mentioned; he was under the command of Lieut. Charles Picket and Maj. O’Dear. They then marched to Edisto at Youngs Cowpens and were there stationed. They took some Tory women and sent them to Charleston. They lay there one month and was there discharged. He got no written discharge. He served at that time one month.

He served in the whole nine months and ten days for which he claims pension. He has no testamentary evi­dence, and he knows of no person whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his service. He knows no clergyman whose testimony he can procure who could testify to the report of his service. He hereby relinquishes every claim to a pension or annuity except the present and declared that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state. He was born in Mecklenburgh County, Virginia, on the 30th of May 1755. He has a record of his age at home in his bible. He has lived since the Revolutionary War in the following places. He lived in Camden District till about 1784 and then moved to Burke County, Georgia, lived there about five years then to Warren County, Georgia, lived there about two years then to Wash­ington County, Georgia, lived there about five years then to Hancock County, lived there about three years, moved to Louisiana in St. Helena parish, lived there about five years then to Lawrence lived there about two years and from there to Copiah County, Mississippi where he resided until December, 1824 when he removed to Kemper County aforesaid where he now resides.

He was called into service in the name of the aforesaid and never served as a substitute. He was acquainted with Col. Bratens Regiment of Militia, Col. Wade Hamptons troop of Cavalry, also with Maj. Boykins Troops of Cavalry and with Col. Lee and Washingtons Troops of Cavalry that he never received a commission or written discharge during the Revolutionary war. He also states that there is no clergyman in his neighborhood to whom he is known but that Hugh Mc­Donald, William Herbert, William Brister and Ridings Sessums are well acquainted with him in his present neighborhood and can testify as to his reputation and character for truth.

Sworn to and subscribed in open Court May 18, 1836.

Lewis Stovall, Clerk
James Goyne [signature]

Also, Hugh McDonald, William Herbert, Ridings Ses­sums and William Brister, residents of County of Kem­per and State of Mississippi hereby certify that we are well acquainted with James Goyne who has subscribed and sworn to the above Declaration that we believe him to be 80 years of age that he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a sol­dier of the Revolution and that we concur in that opin­ion.

Subscribed in open court May 18, 1836.

Hugh McDonald
William Herbert
William Brister

And the said George Coatter declares it as his opinion after the investigation of the matter and after putting the interrogations prescribed by the War Department that the above named applicant was a revolutionary soldier and served as he states and said court further certifies that it appears to him that Hugh McDonald, William Herbert and William Brister who are signed to the foregoing certificate are residents of the said county and that they are credible persons and that these statements are entitled to credit.

George Coatter
now presiding in the sixth Judicial District Mississippi including the County of Kemper.”

The foregoing was copied from a reproduction of the original with little or no changes of spelling, punctuation, phrasing, etc.

James Goyne received a Revolutionary War pension, No. 30770 July 22, 1836. An abstract of his pension record ap­peared in “Mississippi Genealogical Exchange,” Volume 3, published in 1959. An interview was held in 1905 with Susan Goynes Dickerson of Live Oak County, Texas at age 80. She was a great-granddaughter of John Goyne. In the newspaper account she stated that she knew her great-grandfather and that he and his four brothers had served in the Revolutionary War.

Children born to James Goyne and Mary Goyne include:

John Goyne born July 5, 1776
Sarah Goyne born about 1789

Children born to James Goyne and Heather O’Brien Goyne are believed to include:

James Goins born about 1793
Wiley Williamson Goynes born December 2, 1799

John Goyne, son of James Goyne and Mary Goyne, was born July 5, 1776, according to “Mississippi Revolutionary Soldiers.” His birth was in Camden District, South Carolina. He was married, probably in Georgia, December 8, 1800 to Matilda Hall who was born August 12, 1783 in North Carolina, according to Velma S. Brassell Beuerle. Another report shows her birth in Georgia “on the Oconee River.” She was the daughter of Henry Hall, a native of England and Mary Jane Ross Hall, a native of Ireland, according to a descendant, Alice Robicheaux Whitehead, Foundation member of Shreveport, Louisiana.

It is believed that John Goyne and Matilda Hall Goyne accompanied his father in a move to Tennessee about 1803 and then to Calcasieu Parish where they were located in 1810. In April 1812 they were “received by letter” by the Jerusalem Baptist Church in Amite County, Mississippi near the present-day town of Gillsburg.

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

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

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

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

In 1812 “John Gayens and Matilda Gayens” resided in East Feliciana Parish and attended Jerusalem Baptist Church in adjoining Amite County, Mississippi where they were “received by letter” in April 1812. “Jehu Gayens and Matilda, his wife” were dismissed by letter dated November 6, 1813.

Mary Goyne was “received by letter” June 3, 1809 by Ebenezer Baptist Church, also located in Amite County. Her son and Matilda Hall Goyne were also received by letter dated May 16, 1813 into Ebenezer Baptist Church. “John Guain, Matilda Guaine and Mary Guine” were dismissed November 6, 1813.

“John Guoyne was received by letter” at Hepzibah Baptist Church May 16, 1813. “Matilda Guoynes was received by letter” June 19, 1813, according to Hepzibah church minutes.

On November 13, 1813 letters of dismission were granted by Ebenezer Baptist Church to “John Guain, Matilda Guaine and Mary Guine.” On November 29, 1813 the Hepzibah church minutes revealed, “Names of members present at the constitution of the Baptist Church of Christ at Hepzibah, Feliciana Parish and who subscribe to the above faith were as follows: . . . John Guine, Mary Guine, Matilda Guine . . . ”

On July 19, 1817 “John Guines” was named to a committee of seven to settle a dispute. On September 16, 1820 “Sister Mary Gyne applye’d for a letter of dismission, and it was granted to her. In the minutes of May 17, 1821, it was noted, “Br. John Gyne applye’d for a letter of dismission of himself and his wife, which was granted by the church.”

John Goyne was commissioned a captain in the Louisiana militia during the War of 1812 which ended with the Battle of New Orleans January 8, 1815.

In 1815 they removed to Hinds County, Mississippi.

John Goyne was enumerated in the 1820 census of St. Helena Parish, Louisiana as the head of a household, according to Col. Carroll Heard Goyne. His son, David Goyne also appeared there and was recorded with “three white females under the age of 10.”

When Copiah County was organized in 1823 from Hinds County, John Goyne found himself in the new county. “John Goynes” appeared in the Copiah County tax list of 1823, the first year of the county’s existence. He paid $2.25 tax on “one poll and two slaves.” The family farm was located seven miles east of Hazelhurst, Mississippi. “Briant Goynes,” his son and Ancous [Angus?] Goynes also appeared in the tax list, each paying 75c for “one poll.” Also appearing in the 1823 tax list of Copiah County was “Wiley W. Goynes,” brother to John Goyne. “Wiley Goynes” appeared as the head of a household in the 1830 census of adjoining Lawrence County.

Generally, the family name was changed to “Guynes” in 1833, according to “Guynes Family History” written by John A. Sands who gave no reason for the surname change. John Guynes died August 15, 1840. Matilda Hall Guynes was enu­merated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Copiah County, page 116. She was the owner of 10 slaves, five of whom where engaged in agriculture:

“Guynes, Matilda white female 50-60
white male 15-20
white female 10-15”

Matilda Guynes died January 26, 1865. They were buried near Georgetown, Mississippi in Copiah County.

Children born to John Goyne and Matilda Hall Goyne are be­lieved to include:

Bryant W. Goyne born November 23, 1801
Henry Hall Goyne born April 18, 1803
James Goyne born July 25, 1805
Mary “Polly” Goyne born February 28, 1807
Wiatt Goyne born March 22, 1809
Priscilla Goyne born April 23, 1810
Sarah Goyne born January 23, 1812
John Goyne, Jr. born February 26, 1813
Nancy A. Goyne born January 19, 1815
George Ross[?] Goyne born November 13, 1816
Daniel Guynes born September 17, 1818
Elbert Goyne born September 18, 1819
Harmon Runnels Goyne born November 3, 1820
Matilda Goyne born July 6, 1822
Alzada Goyne born February 28, 1828

John Goyne and Matilda Hall Goyne also had a daughter named Eleanor Goyne, according to the research of Col. Carroll Heard Goyne.

Bryant W. Goyne, believed to be a son of John Goyne and Matilda Hall Goyne, was born November 23, 1801 in Ten­nessee, according to John A. Sands. He was listed in the 1823 tax list of Copiah County as “Briant Goynes” and paid 75c tax on “one poll.” He was married in Copiah County February 27, 1832 to Amanda Thomas who was born in 1816 in Tennessee.

He was listed as the brother of “Pricilla Goynes” who was married to Nathan Thomas November 24, 1825 in Copiah County and was their bondsman.

“Bryant Goynes,” a farmer, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Copiah County, page 115. He owned five slaves, and one adult member of the household was listed as illiterate. The family appeared as:

“Goynes, Bryant white male 30-40
white female 20-30
white male 20-30
white male 0-5”

He died September 18, 1850 at Georgetown, Mississippi. Amanda Thomas Goyne died in Franklin, Texas in 1902.

Children born to Bryant Goyne and Amanda Thomas Goyne include:

B. F. Goyne born in 1837
Matilda Cornelia Goyne born September 2, 1842
Sophronia Goyne born in 1846
Mary Narcissa Goyne born March 7, 1850

B. F. Goyne, son of Bryant Goyne and Amanda Thomas Goyne, was born in 1837. He was married about 1851, wife’s name Martha. She was born in 1832.

Children born to B. F. Goyne and Martha Goyne include:

Jeff D. Goyne born in 1852
Sarah E. Goyne born in 1854
Henry L. Goyne born in 1857
Leonidis Goyne born in 1859

Matilda Cornelia Goyne, daughter of Bryant Goyne and Amanda Thomas Goyne, was born September 2, 1842. She was married about 1866 to Albert Blanton McGowan. Matilda Cornelia Goyne McGowan died January 4, 1916.

Sophronia Goyne, daughter of Bryant Goyne and Amanda Thomas Goyne, was born in 1846. She was married about 1867 to William Taylor. They lived at Franklin, Texas.

Mary Narcissa Goyne, daughter of Bryant Goyne and Amanda Thomas Goyne, was born March 7, 1850, shortly before the death of her father. She was married about 1870 to William Thomas McGowan, believed to be a brother to Albert Blanton McGowan. Mary Narcissa Goyne McGowan died May 1, 1937 in Jackson, Mississippi.

Henry Hall Guynes, son of John Goyne and Matilda Hall Goyne, was born in Tennessee April 18, 1803, according to “Mississippi Revolutionary Soldiers.” He was married November 21, 1822 to Mary Butler Finley, according to the research of Evelyn Sandifer Hall, a descendant of Shreveport, Louisiana. Mary Butler Finley was born November 27, 1806, and the wedding was performed at the residence of her step-father John Whittington in Hinds County [later Copiah County], Mississippi.

Henry Hall Guynes was enumerated as the head of a house­hold in the 1840 census, page 116, near the residences of his brothers, Bryant Goyne, Wiatt Goyne and John Goyne, Jr. and that of his mother, Matilda Hall Guynes. Henry Hall Guynes was a farmer and owned four slaves:

“Guynes, Henry white male 20-30
white female 30-40
white female 15-20
white male 10-15
white male 10-15
white male 5-10
white male 5-10
white female 0-5
white male 0-5
white male 0-5”

He died January 5, 1877, and she died October 28, 1882.

Children born to Henry Hall Guynes and Mary Butler Finley Guynes include:

Elizabeth Ann Guynes born November 10, 1823
John Guynes born September 11, 1825
Bryant Floyd Guynes born May 8, 1827
Calvin Washington Guynes born December 12, 1829
Nicholas Lafayette Guynes born February 11, 1832
Matilda Ann Guynes born August 26, 1834
Henry James Guynes born May 25, 1837
Thomas Jefferson Guynes born November 18, 1839
William Patterson Guynes born December 4, 1842
Felix Rankin Guynes born March 26, 1844
Albert Gallatin Brown Guynes born June 10, 1848
Sally Guynes born in 1851

Elizabeth Ann Guynes, daughter of Henry Hall Guynes and Mary Butler Finley Hall Guynes, was born November 10, 1823 in Copiah County. She was married August 15, 1842 to Samuel Madison Barron who was born about 1822.

Children born to them include:

Maria Jane Barron born December 16, 1846

Maria Jane Barron, daughter of Samuel Madison Barron and Elizabeth Ann Guynes Barron, was born December 16, 1846. She was married about 1870 to Nelson Sandifer. Maria Jane Barron Sandifer died June 16, 1934.

Children born to them include:

Alexander Lomax Sandifer born February 20, 1884

Alexander Lomax Sandifer, son of Nelson Sandifer and Maria Jane Barron Sandifer, was born February 20, 1884. He was married January 15, 1905 in Mississippi to Lu Vicy Clark. He died February 10, 1963.

Children born to them include:

Archie Leroy Sandifer born April 1, 1906

Archie Leroy Sandifer, son of Alexander Lomax Sandifer and Lu Vicy Clark Sandifer, was born April 1, 1906. He was mar­ried July 29, 1928 to Lois Moorehead. He died February 17, 1974.

Children born to them include:

Evelyn Sandifer born about 1930

Evelyn Sandifer, daughter of Archie Leroy Sandifer and Lois Moorehead Sandifer, was born about 1930. She was married about 1950, husband’s name Hall. In 1990 Evelyn Sandifer Hall, a member of Gowen Research Foundation, lived at Shreveport.

John Guynes, son of Henry Hall Guynes and Mary Butler Fin­ley Hall, was born September 11, 1825. He was married to Elizabeth Ann May December 8, 1850. He died October 4, 1864.

Bryant Floyd Guynes, son of Henry Hall Guynes and Mary Butler Finley Hall, was born May 8, 1827. He was married August 2, 1849. He died August 30, 1861, and she died November 15, 1861.

Children born to Bryant Floyd Guynes and Martha Barron Guynes include:

Sallie Guynes born about 1851
Davis Guynes born about 1852
Lon Guynes born about 1854
Henry Guynes born about 1857

Sallie Guynes, daughter of Bryant Floyd Guynes and Martha Barron Guynes, was born about 1851. She was married about 1869 to Dan Martin.

Davis Guynes, son of Bryant Floyd Guynes and Martha Bar­ron Guynes, was born about 1852. He was married about 1878 to Vira Kile.

Lon Guynes, son of Bryant Floyd Guynes and Martha Barron Guynes, was born about 1854.

Henry Guynes, son of Bryant Floyd Guynes and Martha Bar­ron Guynes, was born about 1857. He was married about 1883 to Tib Rogers. Children born to Henry Guynes and Tib Rogers Guynes are unknown.

Calvin Washington Guynes, son of Henry Hall Guynes and Mary Butler Finley Hall, was born December 12, 1829. He was married November 19, 1859 to Celeste P. Mullen. He died December 6, 1877. Children born to Calvin Washington Guynes and Celeste P. Mullen Guynes are unknown.

Nicholas Lafayette Guynes, of Henry Hall Guynes and Mary Butler Finley Hall, was born February 11, 1832. He was mar­ried November 16, 1853 to Elizabeth Ramsey. He died March 4, 1862. Children born to Nicholas Lafayette Guynes and Elizabeth Ramsey Guynes are unknown.

Matilda Ann Guynes, daughter of Henry Hall Guynes and Mary Butler Finley Hall, was born August 26, 1834. She was married July 17, 1850 to William Barron. She died two years later, August 18, 1852.

Henry James Guynes, son of Henry Hall Guynes and Mary Butler Finley Hall, was born May 25, 1837. He died August 16, 1841 at age four.

Thomas Jefferson Guynes, son of Henry Hall Guynes and Mary Butler Finley Hall, was born November 18, 1839. He died July 17, 1844 at age four.

William Patterson Guynes, son of Henry Hall Guynes and Mary Butler Finley Hall, was born December 4, 1842. He was married to Adelina D. Mullen December 7, 1859. She died three years later, March 4, 1862, and he was remarried to Martha F. Garrett May 23, 1866. Children born to William Patterson Guynes, Adelina D. Mullen Guynes and Martha F. Garrett Guynes are unknown.

Felix Rankin Guynes, son of Henry Hall Guynes and Mary Butler Finley Hall, was born March 26, 1844. He was mar­ried November 9, 1864 to Charlotte Temple Beasley. They re­moved to Calvert, Texas in Robertson County.

Children born to Felix Rankin Guynes and Charlotte Temple Beasley Guynes include:

Matilda Ann Guynes born February 18, 1866
Louisa Elizabeth Guynes born May 8, 1868
Mary Margaret Guynes born March 3, 1870
Newton Floyd Guynes born November 25, 1871
Albert Brown Guynes born May 22, 1874
Alice Ophelia Guynes born September 2, 1876
Henry Calvin Guynes born August 9, 1879
Emma Lou Guynes born June 10, 1883
Minnie Bell Guynes born November 1, 1886
Hester Mae Guynes born May 31, 1888

Matilda Ann Guynes, daughter of Felix Rankin Guynes and Charlotte Temple Beasley Guynes, was born February 18, 1866. She was married December 22, 1882 to H. Marion Bishop. She died May 1, 1954.

Children born to them include:

Hines Bishop born about 1884
Minnie Bishop born about 1885
Annibell Bishop born about 1887
Earl Bishop born about 1889
Lottie Bishop born about 1891
Cora Bishop born about 1894
Susie Bishop born about 1897
Alice Bishop born about 1899
Jim Bishop born about 1901
Calvin Bishop born about 1903
Tillery Bishop born about 1905
[infant] born about 1906
Everett Bishop born about 1909

Louisa Elizabeth Guynes, daughter of Felix Rankin Guynes and Charlotte Temple Beasley Guynes, was born May 8, 1868. She was married to Webb E. Bishop November 14, 1883. She died April 22, 1954.

Children born to them include:

Betty Bishop born about 1884
Rosie Bishop born about 1885
Jack Bishop born about 1886
Hubert Bishop born about 1888
Walker Bishop born about 1890
Lonnie Bishop born about 1892
Goldman Bishop born about 1894
Emma Bishop born about 1896
Stella Bishop born about 1899
Pauline Bishop born about 1902
Horton Bishop born about 1906
Alma Bishop born about 1909

Mary Margaret Guynes, daughter of Felix Rankin Guynes and Charlotte Temple Beasley Guynes, was born March 3, 1870. She was married July 27, 1887 to Winston Bishop. She died January 30, 1963.

Children born to them include:

John Floyd Bishop born about 1890

Newton Floyd Guynes, son of Felix Rankin Guynes and Char­lotte Temple Beasley Guynes, was born November 25, 1871. He died April 16, 1873.

Albert Brown Guynes, son of Felix Rankin Guynes and Char­lotte Temple Beasley Guynes, was born May 22, 1874. He was married to Emma Rodgers December 29, 1893. He died December 23, 1899.

Children born to Albert Brown Guynes and Emma Rodgers Guynes include:

Minnie Belle Guynes born about 1895
Pearl Guynes born about 1896
Ruth Guynes born about 1898
Luther Guynes born about 1900

Alice Ophelia Guynes, daughter of Felix Rankin Guynes and Charlotte Temple Beasley Guynes, was born September 2, 1876. She was married to Jasper G. Middleton December 29, 1893.

Children born to them include:

Fannie Middleton born about 1895
Margaret Middleton born about 1897
Henry Floyd Middleton born about 1899
Herman Middleton born about 1902
Joe Middleton born about 1904
William Middleton born about 1907

Henry Calvin Guynes, son of Felix Rankin Guynes and Char­lotte Temple Beasley Guynes, was born August 9, 1879. He was married to Julia Lloyd February 6, 1901. He died September 1, 1930.

Children born to Henry Calvin Guynes and Julia Lloyd Guynes include:

Verta Brown Guynes born about 1903
Harlen Guynes born about 1905
J. C. Guynes born about 1908
Lloyd Essel Guynes born about 1911
Julia Rhea Guynes born about 1914
Oma Lee Guynes born about 1917
Felix Mildred Guynes born about 1920

Emma Lou Guynes, daughter of Felix Rankin Guynes and Charlotte Temple Beasley Guynes, was born June 10, 1883. She was married January 1, 1898 to William James Smith. She died December 18, 1903.

Children born to them include:

Roy Herbert Smith born about 1900
Jessie Clifton Smith born about 1901
Eva Blanche Smith born about 1903

Minnie Bell Guynes, daughter of Felix Rankin Guynes and Charlotte Temple Beasley Guynes, was born November 1, 1886. She died July 7, 1887.

Hester Mae Guynes, daughter of Felix Rankin Guynes and Charlotte Temple Beasley Guynes, was born May 31, 1888. She was married to J. Walker Mahan July 8, 1903.

Children born to them include:

Drayton Mahan born about 1905
Parker Mahan born about 1906
Gladys Mahan born about 1907
Johnnie Mahan born about 1909
Philen Mahan born about 1911
Joe Mahan born about 1914
Irene Mahan born about 1917
Richard Mahan born about 1920

Albert Gallatin Brown Guynes, son of Henry Hall Guynes and Mary Butler Finley Hall Guynes, was born in Copiah County June 10, 1848. He prepared for the teaching profession, “which he entered at the age of 17 and followed for about 10 years,” according to “Memoirs of Mississippi.” He was married December 1, 1870 to Emma Jayne Ramsey, daughter of T. J. Ramsey.

“Memoirs of Mississippi” carried a sketch on him:

“Mr. Guynes is a member of the Baptist Church, Charles Scott Lodge No. 136, A.F. & A. M, Knights of Honor, Knights of Pythias and the American Legion of Honor. His social, political and commercial standing is high. He was chosen to represent his county in the constitutional convention of 1890. He was also a member of the house of representatives in 1882 and was reelected in 1884. He was an advocate of state supervision of railroads, and in the House Journal for 1882 in a report in which he dissented from the recommendation of the majority, are set forth his views, which failing at that time, have been since enacted into law. In 1891 he preferred to retire from public life and so spoke and wrote, but his services were again demanded, and he was again elected by the Democratic Party of which he has always been a member, to a seat in the state legislature by a large majority. ‘The Crystal Springs Monitor,’ a paper published in Copiah County, has this to say on his elec­tion in 1891 ‘Hon. A. B. Guynes. This name is a household word in Copiah County. It seems that every opportunity is seized by our people to honor anew a man who has been conspicuously faithful to the many trusts confided to his keeping. To merit such confidence and trust and to have it acknowledged by an admiring public is certainly the brightest jewel in the crown of a public man. Mr. Guynes will reflect great credit upon the county and this paper has the utmost confidence in his integrity and ability.’ He has been for two years president of Copiah County Alliance and is a strong advocate of its principles and demands.”

He died in May 1929. Five children were born to Albert Brown Gallatin Guynes and Emma Jayne Ramsey Guynes, “four of whom are living.” Their eldest son entered Missis­sippi College in 1891.” John A. Sands, Jr. named their chil­dren as:

Charles Oscar Guynes born about 1871
Eula Ramsey Guynes born in 1873
Andy McMartin Guynes [twin] born in 1875
Jasper Felix Guynes [twin] born in 1875
Ella Guynes born about 1879

Jasper Felix Guynes, twin son of Albert Brown Gallatin Guynes and Emma Jaye Ramsey Guynes, was born in 1875. He lived at Hazelhurst, Mississippi where he was a genealo­gist and judge of the Circuit Court. He is acknowledged to have collected much of the Guynes data contained in this manuscript.

Sally Guynes, daughter of Henry Hall Guynes and Mary Butler Finley Hall, was born in 1851. She was married about 1869 to Jim Whittington.

John Goyne, Jr, son of John Goyne and Matilda Hall Goyne, was born February 26, 1813. He appeared as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Copiah County, page 116. He was a farmer and owned one slave. One adult in the household was illiterate:

“Goens, John white male 30-40
white female 20-30
white female 0-5
white male 15-20”

James Goyne, son of John Goyne and Matilda Hall Goyne, was born July 25, 1805. His name was changed to James Guynes. He was married about 1828 to Martha Ann Whit­tington probably in Scott County, Mississippi. She was the daughter of Zachariah M. Whittington and the sister of Emily Whittington who was married to Harmon Runnels Guynes, younger brother of James Guynes. A son of Martha Ann Whittington told family members that she “had Indian blood,” according to Cynthia H. Reed of Simi Valley, California.

James Guynes owned land in Scott and Leake counties. He purchased his first land there October 22, 1838 located in Sec­tion 9, Township 9, Range 9. On April 10 1846 he bought several sections of land sold by the Scott County sheriff for taxes. His Leake County land lay across the county line from Damascus, Mississippi.

He died in Scott County in 1847, and no mention of Martha Ann Whittington Guynes is found in his will or later probate records. The conclusion is that she had died earlier. His brother-in-law John M. Finley became the administrator of the estate.

After his death, four of his sons, Winston Guynes, Zachary M. Guynes, James S. Guynes and Norvell Madison Guynes went to live in the Finley home and were recorded there in the 1850 census. Joshua P. Guynes and Thomas H. Guynes were enumerated in 1850 in the household of their uncle Henry Guynes in Copiah County. Another son, Barney C. Guynes was working as a laborer in another household to whom he had hired out.

Children born to James Guynes and Martha Ann Whittington Guynes include:

Winston Guynes born in 1829
Barney C. Guynes born in 1832
Norvell Madison Guynes born January 11, 1835
Joshua P. Guynes born in 1837
Zachary M. Guynes born January 24, 1839
James S. Guynes born in 1841
Thomas H. Guynes born in 1844

Winston Guynes, son of James Guynes and Martha Ann Whit­tington Guynes, was born in 1829. He was married in Scott County about 1848, wife’s name Harriett. On May 28, 1852 he purchased two 80-acre tracts from his father’s estate from John M. Finley, administrator.

On September 28, 1857 Winston Guynes sold land to his brother Zachary M. Guynes. On December 12, 1857 Winston Guynes “of Leake County” sold land to Nicholas M. Finley “of Scott County.” On January 4, 1858 Winston Guynes sold land to W. L. Stewart, according to Leake County deed records. Winston Guynes’ household was enumerated in Leake County in 1860.

Children born to Winston Guynes and Harriett Guynes in­clude;

Josephine Guynes born about 1850
James Guynes born about 1852
John Guynes born about 1854
Indra Guynes born about 1856
Texaner Guynes born about 1858

Barney C. Guynes, son of James Guynes and Martha Ann Whittington Guynes, was born in 1832. He was married Au­gust 16, 1853 to Catherine Lang who was born in 1836 in Mis­sissippi to John Lang and Elizabeth Wade Lang.

Children born to Barney C. Guynes and Martha Ann Whit­tington Guynes include:

Elizabeth M. Guynes born in 1855
Martha A. Guynes born in 1857
James F. Guynes born in 1858
Thomas W. Guynes born in 1860
John Guynes born in 1862
Norvell M[adison?] Guynes born in 1864

Elizabeth M. Guynes, daughter of Barney C. Guynes and Catherine Lang Guynes, was born in 1855. She was married to William Lewis Baldwin September 15, 1875 in Scott County. He was the son of William Baldwin and Mary Mad­den Baldwin. William Lewis Baldwin later removed to Crandall, Texas in Kaufman County where he was a physi­cian.

Martha A. Guynes, daughter of Barney C. Guynes and Cather­ine Lang Guynes, was born in 1857. She was married Novem­ber 2, 1876 in Scott County to P. H. “Big Foot Pass” Under­wood.

James F. Guynes, son of Barney C. Guynes and Catherine Lang Guynes, was born in 1858. He was married December 13, 1888 to Susie Dethro. Children born to James F. Guynes and Susie Dethro Guynes are unknown.

Thomas W. Guynes, son of Barney C. Guynes and Catherine Lang Guynes, was born in 1860. He was married to Malissa Garner December 14, 1883 in Scott County. Children born to Thomas W. Guynes and Malissa Garner Guynes are unknown.

John Guynes, son of Barney C. Guynes and Catherine Lang Guynes, was born in 1862.

Norvell M[adison?] Guynes, son of Barney C. Guynes and Catherine Lang Guynes, was born in 1864.

Norvell Madison Guynes, son of James Guynes and Martha Ann Whittington Guynes, was born January 11, 1835. He was married in 1854 in Scott County, Mississippi to Matilda Car­olyn Yates. She was the daughter of Peter Yates and Missouri Carter Yates of Georgia and a great-granddaughter of Peter Yates, Revolutionary patriot.

They sold land in Leake County December 2, 1857 to William S. McClendon. They sold 40 acres of land to Joseph Spier January 25, 1858, according to Scott County deed records. On the same date they sold 80 acres Bennett A. McClendon of Neshoba County. They were enumerated in Scott County in 1860. He died February 11, 1923.

Children born to Norvell Madison Guynes and Matilda Car­olyn Yates Guynes include:

Matilda Ann Guynes born in 1854
Martha Guynes born in 1856
John Z. Guynes born in 1859
Mississippi Frances “Fannie” Guynes born Jan. 22, 1862
Mary Elizabeth Guynes born in 1864
Pamy M. Guynes born in 1866
Nancy Catherine Guynes born in 1869
Peter Thomas Guynes born in 1871
India Guynes born in 1873
Ruthie Jane Guynes born in 1875
Eli Henry Guynes born in 1877
Emmy Guynes born in 1880
Norvell Albert Guynes born in 1882

Matilda Ann Guynes, daughter of Norvell Madison Guynes and Matilda Carolyn Yates Guynes, was born in 1854. She was married about 1872 to M. G. Carmickle.

Martha Guynes, daughter of Norvell Madison Guynes and Matilda Carolyn Yates Guynes, was born in 1856. She died in 1871.

John Z. Guynes, son of Norvell Madison Guynes and Matilda Carolyn Yates Guynes, was born in 1859. He was married about 1882 to Babe Lasater. He died in 1946 in Crandall, Texas.

Children born to John Z. Guynes and Babe Lasater Guynes in­clude:

Laura Guynes born about 1884
Zack Guynes born about 1885
Mollie Guynes born about 1886
Dona C. Guynes born about 1887
Johnnie Guynes born about 1889
Harvey Guynes born about 1891
Bessie Guynes born about 1893
Richard Guynes born about 1896
Geneva Guynes born about 1899
Hughland Guynes born about 1902
Nobbie A. Guynes born about 1906

Mississippi Frances “Fannie” Guynes, daughter of Norvell Madison Guynes and Matilda Carolyn Yates Guynes, named for her maternal grandmother, was born January 22, 1862 in Scott County. She was married October 5, 1876 to Samuel Patrick Griffith who was born July 26, 1854 in Scott County to Harvey Griffith and Anna Griffith. Samuel Patrick Griffith owned several black land farms in North Texas, according to Cynthia H. Reed. Mississippi Frances “Fannie” Guynes Grif­fith died in Crandall, Texas February 20, 1923, and he died there about 1927.

Children born to them include:

Matilda Griffey born about 1877
Mary Maude Griffey born about 1879
Catherine Griffey born about 1880
William Madison Griffey born about 1882
Deck Griffey born about 1884
Cassie Viola Griffey born March 17, 1885
Sadie A. Griffey born about 1887
Edd Griffey born about 1889
Modena “Sis” Griffey born about 1889
Idell Griffey born about 1897
Adrion Griffey born about 1899
Lela Bobbie Griffey born about 19049

Matilda Griffey, daughter of Samuel Patrick Griffith and Mis­sissippi Francis Guynes Griffith, was born about 1877. She was married about 1896, husband’s name Hicks.

Mary Maude Griffey, daughter of Samuel Patrick Griffith and Mississippi Francis Guynes Griffith, was born about 1879. She was married about 1900, husband’s name Percival.

William Madison Griffey, son of Samuel Patrick Griffith and Mississippi Francis Guynes Griffith, was born about 1882.

Cassie Viola Griffey, daughter of Samuel Patrick Griffith and Mississippi Francis Guynes Griffith, was born March 17, 1885 at Crandall, Texas, according to a granddaughter, Cyn­thia Hudson Reed. She was married there April 30, 1902, to Boyd Woodall. She died June 5, 1931 at Plano, Texas.

Children born to Boyd Woodall and Cassie Viola Griffey Woodall include:

Ocea Woodall born about 1906

Ocea Woodall, daughter of Boyd Woodall and Cassie Viola Griffey Woodall, was born about 1906. She was married about 1926, husband’s name Hudson.

Children born to Ocea Woodall Hudson include:

Cynthia Hudson born about 1932

Cynthis Hudson, daughter of Ocea Woodall Hudson, was born about 1932. She was married about 1954, husband’s name Reed. In 1995 they lived in Simi Valley, California where she, a member of Gowen Research Foundation, was active in the research of her Guynes/Goyne ancestors.

Modena “Sis” Griffey, daughter of Samuel Patrick Griffith and Mississippi Francis Guynes Griffith, was born about 1894. She was married about 1913, husband’s name Tabor.

Idell Griffey, daughter of Samuel Patrick Griffith and Missis­sippi Francis Guynes Griffith, was born about 1897. She was married about 1915, husband’s name McCormack.

Adrion Griffey, daughter of Samuel Patrick Griffith and Mis­sissippi Francis Guynes Griffith, was born about 1899. She was married about 1919, husband’s name Pritchett.

Lela Bobbie Griffey, daughter of Samuel Patrick Griffith and Mississippi Francis Guynes Griffith, was born about 1904. She was married about 1922, husband’s name Colquitt.

Mary Guynes, daughter of Norvell Madison Guynes and Matilda Carolyn Yates Guynes, was born in 1864. She was married in 1880 to Thomas Webb. She died in 1958.

Children born to them include:

Homer Webb born about 1881
Elizabeth Webb born about 1882
Minnie Webb born about 1883
Fowler Webb born about 1885
Gertrude Webb born about 1887
George Webb born about 1890
Mattie Webb born about 1894

Catherine Guynes, daughter of Norvell Madison Guynes and Matilda Carolyn Yates Guynes, was born in 1865. She was married about 1883 to Jess Teland.

Children born to them include:

Neely Teland born about 1885
Ruth Teland born about 1886
Lena Teland born about 1888
Bessie Teland born about 1890
William Teland born about 1892
Edgar Teland born about 1895
Frank Teland born about 1898
Callie Teland born about 1901
Neba Teland born about 1905

Mary Elizabeth Guynes, daughter of Norvell Madison Guynes and Matilda Carolyn Yates Guynes, was born in 1866. She died young.

Pamey M. Guynes, child of Norvell Madison Guynes and Matilda Carolyn Yates Guynes, was born in 1868 and died in 1877.

Peter Thomas Guynes, son of Norvell Madison Guynes and Matilda Carolyn Yates Guynes, was born in 1871 and died in the same year.

Ruthie Jane Guynes, daughter of Norvell Madison Guynes and Matilda Carolyn Yates Guynes, was born in 1875. She was married about 1894 to Dr. Jess Baldwin.

Eli Henry Guynes, son of Norvell Madison Guynes and Matilda Carolyn Yates Guynes, was born in 1877 and died in the following year.

Emmy Guynes, daughter of Norvell Madison Guynes and Matilda Carolyn Yates Guynes, was born in 1880 and died in 1881.

Norvell Albert Guynes, son of Norvell Madison Guynes and Matilda Carolyn Yates Guynes, was born in 1882. He was married about 1906 to Sydna Rowe. He died in 1936.

Children born to Norvell Albert Guynes and Sydna Rowe Guynes include:

Nonnie Guynes born about 1908
Vonnie Guynes born about 1911
Jesse Guynes born about 1914
Calvin Guynes born about 1917
Albert Guynes born about 1920
Fley Guynes born about 1923

Joshua P. Guynes, son of James Guynes and Martha Ann Whittington Guynes, was born in 1837 in Mississippi. He was married about 1856 to Marguerite M. Yates. She was a daughter of Peter Yates and Missouri Carter Yates and a great-granddaughter of Peter Yates, Revolutionary patriot.

On January 25, 1858 they sold 40 acres in Scott County to H. P. Spier. On August 16, 1860 Joshua P. Guynes “of Leake County” sold land to James S. Guynes “of Scott County,” ac­cording to Leake County deed records.

Marguerite M. Yates Guynes “was burned to death in a fire,” according to Lottie Guynes Whitley, a granddaughter. Joshua P. Guynes was injured during the Civil War, and Norvell Madison Guynes “went to bring him home from the war,” according to Lottie Guynes Whitley, “but he had been injured and died en route. Norvell buried him along the roadside” They left two sons who were reared by their uncle Norvell Madison Guynes in Texas..

Children born to Joshua P. Guynes and Marguerite M. Yates Guynes include:

William Patterson Guynes born in 1857
Henry Maderson Guynes born in 1861

William Patterson Guynes, son of Joshua P. Guynes and Mar­guerite M. Guynes, was born in 1857. He was married about 1880 to Mattie Kelly. He died at Crandall, Texas in 1938.

Children born to William Patterson Guynes and Mattie Kelly Guynes include:

Henry Guynes born about 1882
Ruth Guynes born about 1884
Norvell Madison Guynes born about 1886
Cora Bell Guynes born about 1889
Oscar Guynes born about 1891
William P. Guynes born about 1894
Harve Grady Guynes born about 1897
Petter Ellis Guynes born about 1899
Guy Guynes born about 1902
Euel Guynes born about 1906

Henry Maderson Guynes, son of Joshua P. Guynes and Mar­guerite M. Yates Guynes, was born in 1861. When his parents died he was reared by his uncle Norvell Madison Guynes. He was married to Irene Clark in 1882 in Crandall, Texas. He died there in 1931.

Children born to Henry Maderson Guynes and Irene Clark Guynes include:

Oliver M. Guynes born about 1884
Edgar Guynes born about 1886
Minnie Mae Guynes born about 1889
Lottie Bell Guynes born about 1891
Loyd Guynes born about 1894
Altie Guynes born about 1898

Zachary M. Guynes, son of James Guynes and Martha Ann Whittington Guynes, was born January 24, 1839 in Mississippi, according to Paul Robishaw, a descendant and Foundation member. In 1850 Zachary M. Guynes was enu­merated in the federal census living in the household of his un­cle, John M. Finley. He purchased land from his brother Win­ston Guynes in 1857, however he was not enumerated in the area in 1860.

During the Civil War, Zachary M. Guynes served in Company B, 25th Texas Cavalry Regiment. Later he began a sergeant and served in Gillespie’s Regiment.

He was married about 1869 to Laura L. Hart who was born October 16, 1850.

Children born to Zachary M. Guynes and Laura L. Hart Guynes include:

Jefferson Columbus Guynes born June 14, 1870
Nob Guynes born about 1872
Dora Guynes born about 1874
Allen Guynes born about 1877
Emma Guynes born about 1881

Jefferson Columbus Guynes, son of Zachary M. Guynes and Laura L. Hart Guynes, was born June 14, 1870. He was married February 18, 1890 in Saratoga, Texas in Hardin County to Marie Elizabeth Taylor who was born January 6, 1873.

Children born to Jefferson Columbus Guynes and Marie Elizabeth Taylor Guynes include:

Effie Mae Guynes born April 4, 1894
John Middleton Guynes born March 7, 1896
Lillie Earbelle Guynes born October 23, 1900
Rosie Lee Guynes born March 29, 1905
Gladiola Guynes born October 8, 1908
Myrtle Elize Guynes born July 2, 1911

John Middleton Guynes, son of Jefferson Columbus guynes and Marie Elizabeth Taylor Guynes, was born March 7, 1896. He was married to Dora Aline Collins about 1920. She was born May 25, 1901 to Morgan M. Collins and Clara Aline Carlton Collins. John Middleton Guynes died December 23, 1943. Children born to John Middleton Guynes and Marie Elizabeth Taylor Guynes are unknown.

James S. Guynes, son of James Guynes and Martha Ann Whit­tington Guynes, was born in 1841. He, too, was reared by his uncle, John M. Finley. He bought land from his brother, Joshua P. Guynes.

Thomas H. Guynes, son of James Guynes and Martha Ann Whittington Guynes, was born in 1844. He was reared by his uncle, Henry Guynes in Copiah County..

Mary “Polly” Goyne, daughter of John Goyne and Matilda Hall Goyne, was born February 28, 1807. At age 16, she was married to William Mullican October 9, 1823. The name of the bride and her parents,who consented to the marriage, was rendered as “Guynes”

Children born to them include:

Matilda Mullican born September 4, 1824
Nancy Mullican born December 27, 1826
John Q. Mullican born November 19, 1829

Wiatt Goyne, son of John Goyne and Matilda Hall Goyne, was born March 22, 1809. He was married December 27, 1830 in Copiah County to Sarah Thomas. He, a farmer who owned one slave, appeared in the 1840 census of Copiah County, page 116:

“Guynes, Wiat white male 20-30
white female 20-30
white female 5-10
white female 5-10
white male 0-5
white female 0-5”

He died in December 1852.

Children born to them include:

Miranda P. Guynes born in 1834
Henry H. Guynes born in 1836
Nancy Guynes born in 1838
John Guynes born in 1841
Matilda Guynes born October 4, 1843
Delilah Guynes born in 1846
James Briant Guynes born July 10, in 1848
Samuel Bexton Guynes born February 15, 1851
Henry Kellog Guynes born about 1854

Miranda P. Guynes, daughter of Wiatt Guynes and Sarah Thomas Guynes, was born in 1834. She was married about 1852 to Dan Shippe.

Henry H. Guynes, son of Wiatt Guynes and Sarah Thomas Guynes, was born in 1836. He was married about 1859 to Re­becca Jane Beasley. A daughter, Bettie Guynes was born to them about 1866. She was married about 1885 to J. D. Stevens.

Nancy Guynes, daughter of Wiatt Guynes and Sarah Thomas Guynes, was born in 1838. She was married about 1855 to Bill Welch.

John Guynes, son of Wiatt Guynes and Sarah Thomas Guynes, was born in 1841. He was married to Mollie Newman about 1867.

Children born to John Guynes and Mollie Newman Guynes in­clude:

Lelie Guynes born about 1870
John Guynes, Jr. born about 1874

Matilda Guynes, daughter of Wiatt Guynes and Sarah Thomas Guynes, was born October 4, 1843. she was married in 1874 to Joe T. Beasley at Calvert, Texas. She was born November 17, 1839. She died November 18, 1909.

Children born to them include:

John Beasley born about 1875
Joe Beasley born about 1876
Henry H. Beasley born January 27, 1877
Charles Beasley born about 1879
Mary Augusta Beasley born about 1882
Fannie Beasley born about 1886

Delilah Guynes, daughter of Wiatt Guynes and Sarah Thomas Guynes, was born in 1846. She was married about 1866 to Tom Ramsey.

James Briant Guynes, son of Wiatt Guynes and Sarah Thomas Guynes, was born July 10, 1848. He was married December 4, 1870 to Nancy Ellen Anderson who was born March 2, 1853. He died January 30, 1891, and she died April 7, 1916.

Children born to James Briant Guynes and Nancy Ellen An­derson Guynes include:

John Wyatt Guynes born September 15, 1871
Luther Wright Guynes born March 2, 1874
Edwin Hall Guynes born June 1, 1876
Samuel Coleman Guynes born February 3, 1878
Minnie Ellen Guynes born February 3, 1881
James Ceton Guynes born May 10, 1884
Elsie Guynes born December 27, 1885
Hardie Morrow Guynes born January 20, 1887
Bertha Briant Guynes born August 23, 1890

John Wyatt Guynes, son of James Briant Guynes and Nancy Ellen Anderson Guynes, was born September 15, 1871. He was married to Ida Cox October 5, 1893. She was born November 3, 1874. He died March 26, 1948, and she died January 5, 1961. Both were buried at Calvary, Texas.

Children born to John Wyatt Guynes and Ida Cox Guynes in­clude:

Gladys Guynes born September 6, 1894
Ellen Floyd Guynes born July 18, 1896
Virginia Lee Guynes born January 15, 1899
James Dudley Guynes born November 11, 1900
William Allison Guynes born December 15, 1902
Johnye Madge Guynes born September 26, 1906
Bennie Elizabeth Guynes born November 24, 1908

Gladys Guynes, daughter of John Wyatt Guynes and Ida Cox Guynes, was born September 6, 1894. She was married about 1922 to Morgan Porter who was born February 2, 1898. She died May 25, 1970.

Children born to them include:

James Howell Porter born July 2, 1924
Gladys Carolyn Porter born August 25, 1927

Ellen Gloyd Guynes, daughter of John Wyatt Guynes and Ida Cox Guynes, was born July 18, 1896. She was married about 1922 to Harry Louis Lochte. She died January 15, 1973 and was buried in Montgomery, Alabama.

Children born to them include:

William Paul Lochte born September 19, 1924
Harry Louis Lochte born September 30, 1929

Virginia Lee Guynes, daughter of John Wyatt Guynes and Ida Cox Guynes, was born January 15, 1899. She was mar­ried about 1920 to Marvin Robertson. She died January 11, 1942 and was buried at Hearne, Texas.

Children born to them include:

Lee Allison Robertson born March 22, 1922
Virginia Lee Robertson born February 1, 1924
Marvelyn Robertson born July 16, 1929
Jack Oliver Robertson born September 3, 1932
June Robertson born about 1935

James Dudley Guynes, son of John Wyatt Guynes and Ida Cox Guynes, was born November 11, 1900. He was married about 1923 to Mary Virginia Compton.

Children born to James Dudley Guynes and Mary Virginia Compton Guynes include:

John W. Guynes II born about 1925
Ben Morgan Guynes born about 1929

William Allison Guynes, son of John Wyatt Guynes and Ida Cox Guynes, was born December 15, 1902. He was married about 1925 to Rebecca Edmonds.

Children born to William Allison Guynes and Rebecca Ed­monds Guynes include:

John Michael Guynes born about 1927
Martha Joanne Guynes born about 1930
William Allison Guynes, Jr. born about 1933

Johnny Madge Guynes, daughter of John Wyatt Guynes and Ida Cox Guynes, was born September 26, 1906. She was married about 1931 to Paul Worden who was born June 1, 1908. No children were born to them.

Bennie Elizabeth Guynes, daughter of John Wyatt Guynes and Ida Cox Guynes, was born November 24, 1908. She was mar­ried about 1935 to Elmer Gregory. One son, Elmer Richard Gregory was born to them September 25, 1938.

Luther Wright Guynes, son of James Wyatt Guynes and Nancy Ellen Anderson Guynes, was born March 2, 1874. He died October 7, 1875.

Edwin Hall Guynes, son of James Wyatt Guynes and Nancy Ellen Anderson Guynes, was born June 1, 1876. He died Au­gust 1, 1877.

Samuel Coleman Guynes, son of James Wyatt Guynes ands Nancy Ellen Anderson Guynes, was born February 3, 1878 and died November 19, 1879.

Minnie Ellen Guynes, daughter of James Wyatt Guynes and Nancy Ellen Anderson Guynes, was born February 3, 1881 and died December 30, 1882.

James Ceton Guynes, son of James Wyatt Guynes and Nancy Ellen Anderson Guynes, was born May 10, 1884 and died De­cember 12 of that year.

Elsie Guynes, daughter of James Wyatt Guynes and Nancy Ellen Anderson Guynes, was born December 27, 1885. She was married July 2, 1905 to William S. Arnett who was born January 6, 1885. She died January 25, 1972.

Children born to them include:

Roy Bryant Arnett born August 25, 1906
Marvin Jarrell Arnett born June 10, 1908
John Gary Arnett born September 7, 1910
Wilma Maurine Arnett born July 1, 1912
William Seaton Arnett born October 22, 1915

Hardie Morrow Guynes, son of James Wyatt Guynes and Nancy Ellen Anderson Guynes, was born January 20, 1887. He was married about 1910, wife’s name Lola.

Children born to Hardie Morrow Guynes and Lola Guynes in­clude:

Glen Guynes born about 1912
Clayton Guynes born about 1915
Anita Guynes born about 1918

Bertha Briant Guynes, daughter of James Wyatt Guynes and Nancy Ellen Anderson Guynes, was born August 23, 1890. She was married October 31, 1910 to Thomas Jesse Rodgers who was born October 19, 1884. He died October 7, 1974, and she died February 6, 1975.

Children born to them include:

Robert James Rodgers born March 19, 1911
Thomas Louis Rodgers born April 6, 1913
Rebecca Rodgers born October 17, 1914
Mary Ellen Rodgers born October 9, 1916
Sarah Anthony Rodgers born October 24, 1919

Samuel Bexton Guynes, son of Wyatt Goyne and Sarah Thomas Goyne, was born February 15, 1851. He was married January 11, 1876 to Perlie Anderson who was born January 11, 1855. She was a sister to Nancy Ellen Anderson who was married to James Briant Guynes. They lived at Calvert, Texas. He died there December 15, 1917, and she died there September 1, 1928. They were buried in Mt. Vernon Ceme­tery in Robertson County.

Children born to Samuel Bexton Guynes and Perlie Anderson Guynes include:

Matilda E. Guynes born November 27, 1876
Elias “Bud” Guynes born December 12, 1878
Elizabeth Guynes born March 12, 1881
Sudie Guynes born in 1883
Sara Alyne Guynes born January 2, 1885
Eunice Guynes born April 1, 1887
Sammie Beatrice Guynes born February 16, 1888
James Wright Guynes born November 4, 1890
William Henry Guynes born in 1893
Jack Foster Guynes born February 22, 1895

Matilda E. Guynes, daughter of Samuel Bexton Guynes and Perlie Anderson Guynes was born November 27, 1876. She was married about 1893 to Sam Pierce.

Children born to them include:

Sudie Pierce born about 1894
Sidney Pierce born about 1895
Carrie Pierce born July 7, 1897
Lorene Pierce born about 1899
Annette Pierce born about 1902

Elias “Bud” Guynes, son of Samuel Bexton Guynes and Per­lie Anderson Guynes was born December 12, 1878. He was mar­ried about 1900 to Emma Mitchell. He died September 13, 1946.

Children born to Elias “Bud” Guynes and Emma Mitchell Guynes include:

Alene Guynes born January 17, 1902
Samuel Blake Guynes born September 14, 1903
Bessie Guynes born about 1905
Delma Lee Guynes born about 1908

Elizabeth Guynes, daughter of Samuel Bexton Guynes and Perlie Anderson Guynes was born March 12, 1881. A twin brother was stillborn at the same time. She was married about 1910 to Walter Lastor. She died August 29, 1952.

Children born to them include:

Marylene Lastor born about 1912
Pauline Frances Lastor born about 1914
James Lastor born about 1916
Jack Lastor born about 1919

Sudie Guynes, daughter of Samuel Bexton Guynes and Perlie Anderson Guynes was born in 1883. She was married thrice, to Arthur Collins, Joe Y. McNutt and L. H. Powers. She died in 1930.

Sara Alyne Guynes, daughter of Samuel Bexton Guynes and Perlie Anderson Guynes was born January 2, 1885. She was married about 1905 to Rev. Harry H. Muirhead.

Children born to them include:

Jarrell Muirhead born about 1907
Bessie Muirhead born about 1908
Elene Muirhead born about 1910
Sam Muirhead born about 1912
Sudie Muirhead born about 1914
Ernest Muirhead born about 1917
Harry Muirhead born about 1920
Dulcie Muirhead born about 1924

Eunice Guynes, daughter of Samuel Bexton Guynes and Perlie Anderson Guynes was born April 1, 1887. She died September 26, 1888.

Sammie Beatrice Guynes, of Samuel Bexton Guynes and Perlie Anderson Guynes was born February 16, 1888. She was married September 5, 1911 to Rev. Lee L. Johnson.

Children born to them include:

Ethlene Johnson born about 1913
Leslie Brooks Johnson born about 1914
Perla Mae Johnson born about 1916
Claudia Johnson born about 1918
Dorothy Lee Johnson born about 1920
Jed Johnson born about 1923
Carey Johnson born about 1927

James Wright Guynes, son of Samuel Bexton Guynes and Per­lie Anderson Guynes, was born November 4, 1890. He was married about 1913 to Cornelia E. Kellog. He died February 22, 1962.

Children born to James Wright Guynes and Cornelia E. Kellog Guynes include:

Catherine Grace Guynes born in 1915
Henry Kellog Guynes born in 1916
James Wright Guynes, Jr. born in 1918
Charles Miller Guynes born in 1921
Cornelia A. Guynes born in 1926
Joe Bexton Guynes born about 1929
Nancy Caroline Guynes born in 1930

William Henry Guynes, son of Samuel Bexton Guynes and Perlie Anderson Guynes, was born in 1893. He was married about 1916 to Eula Duke. He died October 20, 1952.

Children born William Henry Guynes and Eula Duke Guynes include:

Samuel B. Guynes born about 1918
Jack Guynes born about 1920
Foster Guynes born about 1922
Mary Nell Guynes born about 1925
Vadere Guynes born about 1929

Jack Foster Guynes, son of Samuel Bexton Guynes and Perlie Anderson Guynes was born February 22, 1895. He was mar­ried about 1912 to Grace Kellogg who died June 1, 1915. He was remarried to Irene Kemp. Three children were born to Jack Foster Guynes, Grace Kellogg Guynes and Irene Kemp Guynes, two dying in infancy. The surviving child was Mary Helen Guynes, born about 1919.

George Ross[?] Guynes, son of Henry Hall Guynes and Mary Butler Finley Guynes, was born November 13, 1816, according to Alice Robicheaux Whitehead. He was married about 1838 to Julia A. Mullican. She was born in Mississippi in 1823 to Jeremiah M. Mullican, a native of South Carolina and Frances Mullican, according to Ima White.

In 1841 George Ross[?] Guynes lived in Simpson County, Mississippi. He served in a Mississippi infantry company during the Civil War. In 1873 he sold his land near Pinola, Mississippi and removed to Texas. He purchased a farm in Navarro County Texas and died there a few years later.

Children born to George Ross[?] Guynes and Julia Mullican Guynes include:

John Rankin Guynes born November 28, 1839
Laurinda Priscilla Guynes born March 17, 1841
Sara C. Guynes born in 1844
Susana A. I. Guynes born in 1847
Jeremiah M. Guynes born in 1849
Matilda Guynes born in 1853
Julia Roberta Guynes born April 7, 1856
Cinthia A. Guynes born in 1859

Laurinda Priscilla Guynes, daughter of George Ross[?] Guynes and Julia Mullican Guynes, was born March 17, 1841 in Simpson County. She was married January 7, 1858 to Nathaniel Green Barlow. She died December 10, 1895 in Copiah County, Mississippi and was buried in Crystal Springs Cemetery. He died July 19, 1913 and was buried beside his wife.

Children born to them include:

Alice Adell Barlow born November 12, 1861

Alice Adell Barlow, daughter of Nathaniel Green Barlow and Laurinda Priscilla Guynes Barlow, was born November 12, 1861 in Simpson County. She was married in October 1876 to James Alexander McDonald. She died November 20, 1938 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana, and he died September 29, 1941 at Converse, Louisiana.

Children born to them include:

Mattie Jane McDonald born January 28, 1884

Mattie Jane McDonald, daughter of James Alexander McDonald and Alice Adell Barlow McDonald, was born January 28, 1884 in Simpson County. She was married to Fancy Ansley Kelly June 26, 1904 in Mississippi. She died November 13, 1918 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana. He died April 13, 1954 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Children born to them include:

Annie Alice Kelly born August 29, 1910

Annie Alice Kelly, daughter of Fancy Ansley Kelly and Mattie Jane McDonald Kelly, was born August 29, 1910 at Braxton, Mississippi. She was married October 26, 1926 to Willie Walker Parault who was born November 2, 1906 to William Baptiste Parault and Emma East Parault. He died February 13, 1928 at Shreveport. Annie Alice Kelly Parault became a nurse and was remarried to Cleveland Joseph Robicheaux.

Children born to them include:

Alice Catherine Parault born October 9, 1927

Alice Catherine Parault, daughter of Willie Walker Parault and Annie Alice Kelly Parault, was born October 9, 1927 at Shreveport. She was adopted by Cleveland Joseph Robicheaux, according to Caddo Parish, Louisiana Adoption Book 1, page 100. She was married June 7, 1947 to Marvin Whitehead who was born in 1917. He died in 1987. In October 1995, Alice Catherine Parault Whitehead, a member of the Foundation, continues in Shreveport where she is active in the pursuit of her family history.

Julia Roberta Guynes, daughter of George Ross[?] Guynes and Julia Mullican Guynes, was born April 7, 1856 at Harrisville, Mississippi in Simpson County, according to Velma S. Brassell Beuerle, her granddaughter. She was married there about 1872 to Samuel Becton Mullen, Jr, son of Samuel Becton Mullen and Mary Ann Smith Mullen. In 1889 they were the parents of triplet daughters. He died December 12, 1897 at Amite City, Louisiana and was buried in Harrisville Cemetery. She died February 20, 1917 and was buried beside her husband.

Children born to them include:

Ellie Mullen born about 1873
Ethel Mullen born about 1877
Tokay Mullen born about 1878
Lula J. Mullen born about 1881
Mary Viola Mullen born December 10, 1885
Wayne Mullen born about 1887
Sidney Mullen born about 1888
Allie Mullen born in 1889
Hattie Mullen born in 1889
Mattie Mullen born in 1889
Samuel Becton Mullen born abut 1892
John Mullen born about 1895

Mary Viola Mullen, daughter of Samuel Becton Mullen, Jr. and Julia Roberta Guynes Mullen, was born December 10, 1885 at Harrisville. She was married January 1, 1903 to Vir­gil V. Bras­sell in Simpson County. She died February 23, 1962 at Conroe, Texas.

Children born to Virgil V. Brassell and Mary Viola Mullen Bras­sell include:

Velma S. Brassell born in 1905

Velma S. Brassell, daughter of Virgil V. Brassell and Mary Viola Mullen Brassell, was born in Mississippi in 1905. In 1915 her family removed to Louisiana. She was married about 1925 to Elmer R. Beuerle. In 1992 Velma S. Brassell Beuerle, a member of Gowen Research Foundation, lived in Flint, Michigan.

Elbert Guynes, son of Henry Hall Guynes and Mary Butler Finley Guynes, was born about 1811. Of this individual noth­ing more is known.

Sarah Guynes, daughter of Henry Hall Guynes and Mary Butler Finley Guynes, was born January 23, 1812, probably in Louisiana. She was married to Byrd Whittington November 27, 1830. He was born March 23, 1807 in Amite County, Mississippi to John Whittington and Chloe Mercer Whittington. He died June 6, 1886 in Milam County, Texas.

Children born to them include:

Parmelia Whittington born in 1828?
James P. Whittington born in 1830?
Matilda N. Whittington born in 1832
Nancy Caroline Whittington born January 7, 1834
John Guynes Whittington born in 1837
Bryant M. Whittington born in 1839
George R. Whittington born in 1841
Priscilla A. E. Whittington born in 1844
Sarah F. Whittington born in 1849

Nancy Caroline Whittington, daughter of Byrd Whittington and Sarah Guynes Whittington, was born January 7, 1834, ac­cording to “Family Notes” published by Amarillo Ge­nealogical Society, Amarillo, Texas.

John Goyne, Jr, son of Henry Hall Guynes and Mary Butler Finley Guynes, was born in Louisiana February 26, 1813. He was married August 9, 1832 in Copiah County to Susanna Mullican. She was the daughter of Jeremiah Mullican and Frances Mullican. They lived at Rexford Church near Star, Mississippi in Simpson County.

They were enumerated in the 1850 census of Simpson County, Mississippi.

Children born to John Goyne, Jr. and Susanna Mullican Goyne include:

Bryant M. Goyne born in 1833
Brown Goyne born in 1835
Cynthia Goyne born in 1837
Salome Goyne born in 1839
Frances Guynes born in 1842
Sophronia Goyne born in 1843
George W. Goyne born January 1, 1845
Julia A. L. Goyne born in 1849
Matilda Guynes born in 1850
Susan Guynes born about 1852
Albert S. Guynes born about 1854

Bryant M. Goyne, son of John Goyne, Jr. and Susanna Mulli­can Goyne, was born in 1833.

Brown Goyne, son of John Goyne, Jr. and Susanna Mullican Goyne, was born in 1835. He was married about 1866 to Me­die Hilton.

Children born to Brown Goyne and Medie Hilton Goyne in­clude:

Tommie Goyne born about 1868
Robert Goyne born about 1870
Evie Goyne born about 1873
Allie Goyne born about 1876

Cynthia Goyne, daughter of John Goyne, Jr. and Susanna Mul­lican Goyne, was born in 1837. She was married about 1958 to Jessie Walker, and they had no children. She was remarried to Green Touchstone. She died August 20, 1893.

Children born to them include:

Nolan Touchstone born about 1868
Una Touchstone born about 1870
Green Touchstone born about 1872
Sudie Touchstone born about 1874

Salome Goyne, daughter of John Goyne, Jr. and Susanna Mul­lican Goyne, was born in 1839. She was married about 1958 to Lloyd Kelley.

Frances Guynes, daughter of John Goyne, Jr. and Susanna Mullican Goyne, was born in 1842. She was married about 1860 to Monroe Hilton. Children born to them include:

Stella Hilton born about 1861
Cordia Hilton born about 1862
Charlie Hilton born about 1866
Udie Hilton born about 1868
Willie Hilton born about 1871
Annie Hilton born about 1874
Marie Hilton born about 1877

Salome Guynes, daughter of John Goyne, Jr. and Susanna Mul­lican Goyne, was born in 1843. She was married about 1861 to Billy Mahaffey.

George W. Guynes, son of John Goyne, Jr. and Susanna Mulli­can Goyne, was born January 1, 1845. He was married about 1868 to Allie Bridges.

Children born to George W. Guynes and Allie Bridges Guynes include:

Nora Guynes born about 1870
Lena Guynes born about 1874

Julia A. L. Guynes, daughter of John Goyne, Jr. and Susanna Mullican Goyne, was born in 1849. She was married about 1868 to John J. Hilton, believed to be a brother to Monroe Hilton.

Children born to them include:

John Rankin Hilton born about 1870
Acie Hilton born about 1872
Grover Hilton born about 1875
Eunice Hilton born about 1879

Matilda Guynes, daughter of John Goyne, Jr. and Susanna Mullican Goyne, was born in 1850. She was married about 1869 to John J. Mahaffey, believed to be a brother to Billy Ma­haffey.

Susan Guynes, believed to be a daughter of John Goyne, Jr. and Susanna Mullican Goyne, was born about 1852.

Albert S. Guynes, believed to be a son of John Goyne, Jr. and Susanna Mullican Goyne, was born about 1854.

Nancy A. Goyne, daughter of Henry Hall Guynes and Mary Butler Finley Guynes, was born January 19, 1815 in Louisiana. She was married March 16, 1831 in Copiah County to John Middleton Finley. John Middleton Finley and Mary Butler Finley Guynes are believed to be brother and sister. John Mid­dleton Finley later lived in Scott County, Mississippi.

Children born to them include:

Martha C. Finley born about 1833
Nicholas Finley born about 1835
Matilda J. Finley born about 1837
Mary B. Finley born about 1839
John Guynes Finley born about 1840
Elizabeth Finley born in 1843
Henry H. Finley born in 1845
Ann E. Finley born in 1849
Sara Angelia Finley born in 1852
George Brown Finley born in 1855
Kitty Ann Finley born in 1858
Narcisus Finley born about 1859
Jefferson Davis Finley born in 1861

Priscilla Guynes, daughter of John Goyne and Matilda Hall Goyne, was born April 23, 1810. She was married November 27, 1825 to Nathan Thomas in Copiah County, Mississippi

Nancy A. Goyne, daughter of John Goyne and Matilda Hall Goyne, was born January 19, 1815 in Louisiana.

George Ross[?] Guynes, son of John Guynes and Matilda Hall Guynes, was born November 13, 1816. He was married about 1838 to Julia Mullican, daughter of Jeremiah Mullican and Frances Mullican and the sister to Susanna Mullican who was married to John Guynes, Jr and to William Mullican who was married to Mary Guynes.

George Ross[?] Guynes was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840, 1850 and 1860 census reports of Simp­son County. He farmed near Harrisville, Mississippi.

Children born to George Ross[?] Guynes and Julia Mullican Guynes include:

John Rankin Guynes born November 28, 1839
Laurinda Guynes born in 1842
Sarah C. Guynes born in 1844
Susan A. L. Guynes born in 1847
Jeremiah Mullican Guynes born in 1849
Matilda A. Guynes born in 1855
Julia Roberta Guynes born April 7, 1856
Cynthia A. Guynes born in 1859

John Rankin Guynes, son of George Ross[?] Guynes and Ju­lia Mullican Guynes, was born November 38, 1839 in Simp­son County, Mississippi. He was married there to Adeline Miranda “Mattie” Spell about 1857. She was the daughter of Joseph C. Spell and Elizabeth Melvina “Viney” Wheeler Spell, according to John A. Sands, Jr, a great-grandson of Arlington, Virginia. He served in a Mis­sissippi infantry company during the Civil War.

He sold his land at Pinola, Mississippi in 1873 and removed to Texas, settling in Navarro County where he purchased land in 1875. He farmed and operated a store at Chatfield, Texas. Adeline Miranda “Mattie” Spell Guynes died about 1786 and was buried in Old Chatfield Cemetery. John Rankin Guynes was remarried to Mary Sands, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Sands and Mary E. Westbrook Sands. He was married for the third time to Jennie Oglesby July 9, 1989. She was born September 3, 1868. John Rankin Guynes died August 30, 1898 at Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and his body was returned to Chatfield for burial. He was buried beside his first two wives. Jennie Oglesby died November 7, 1899.

Children born to John Rankin Guynes and Adeline Miranda “Mattie” Spell Guynes include:

George Washington Guynes born November 28, 1839
Aletha Ann Guynes born November 26, 1860
John Tallie Guynes born March 22, 1864
Edward L. Guynes born in 1866
Benjamin Franklin Guynes born January 14, 1870
Cordelia Guynes born April 3, 1872
Alice Guynes born about 1875

Children born to John Rankin Guynes and Mary Sands Guynes include:

Leon Guynes born in 1878
Charley Guynes born May 15, 1880
Myrtle Guynes born August 24, 1882
Asa Guynes born August 11, 1884
Emmett Guynes born August 1886

Children born to John Rankin Guynes and Jennie Oglesby Guynes include:

William Maurice Guynes born April 30, 1890
Margaret Guynes born about 1891
Callie Guynes born in 1892

George Washington Guynes, son of John Rankin Guynes and Adeline Miranda “Mattie” Spell Guynes, was born November 28, 1839 in Simpson County. He was married about 1882 to Lenora Sands who was born September 13, 1857 to Benjamin Franklin Sands and Mary Elizabeth Westbrook Sands.

George Washington Guynes died April 20, 1896, and Lenora Sands Guynes died January 18, 1927. They were buried in the Old Cemetery at Chatfield.

Children born to George Washington Guynes and Lenora Sands Guynes include:

Hallie Guynes born December 21, 1883
Harry Guynes born June 17, 1885
Elmer Guynes born December 17, 1886
Roe Guynes born August 19, 1888
Pennie Guynes born August 1, 1890
Ola Guynes born September 14, 1892
Gertie Guynes born November 26, 1896

Hallie Guynes, daughter of George Washington Guynes and Lenora Sands Guynes, was born December 21, 1883. She was married about 1902 to Rufus Griffin.

Harry Guynes, son of George Washington Guynes and Lenora Sands Guynes, was born June 17, 1885 in Navarro County. He was married about 1908 to Annie Moore. Chil­dren born to Harry Guynes and Annie Moore Guynes are unknown.

Elmer Guynes, son of George Washington Guynes and Lenora Sands Guynes, was born December 17, 1886 in Navarro County. He was married to Nannie Meadows about 1809. Later he was remarried, wife’s name Ellie. Children born to Elmer Guynes, Nannie Meadows Guynes and Ellie Guynes are unknown.

Roe Guynes, son of George Washington Guynes and Lenora Sands Guynes, was born August 19, 1888. He was married about 1911 to Mary E. Little. Children born to Roe Guynes and Mary E. Little Guynes are unknown.

Pennie Guynes, daughter of George Washington Guynes and Lenora Sands Guynes, was born August 1, 1890. She was mar­ried about 1919 to Ralph Shipp.

Ola Guynes, daughter of George Washington Guynes and Lenora Sands Guynes, was born September 14, 1892 in Navarro County. She was married about 1915 to Grover Meadows, believed to be a brother of Nannie Meadows.

Gertie Guynes, daughter of George Washington Guynes and Lenora Sands Guynes, was born November 26, 1896 in Navarro County. She was married about 1919 to Jim Moore.

Aletha Ann Guynes, daughter of John Rankin Guynes and Adeline Miranda “Mattie” Spell Guynes, was born November 26, 1860. She was married August 26, 1877 to John A. Sands, son of Benjamin Franklin Sands and Mary Elizabeth West­brook Sands. He was born October 7, 1845. He died in Navarro County January 3, 1911, and she died there August 3, 1925. They were buried in the Old Cemetery at Chatfield.

Children born to John A. Sands and Aletha Ann Guynes Sands include:

Flora Sands born March 22, 1880
Will Sands born October 19, 1881
Claude Sands born August 1, 1883
John Hubert Sands born December 1, 1888
Lola Sands born June 1, 1892
Leo Sands born February 18, 1894
Lloyd Sands born December 15, 1895
Robert Sands born August 6, 1897
Henry Stephens Sands born March 7, 1900
John Alexander Sands born July 9, 1901

John Tallie Guynes, son of John Rankin Guynes and Adeline Miranda “Mattie” Spell Guynes, was born March 22, 1864. He was married September 8, 1885 to Nettie Olivia Putman. She was born October 31, 1866. She died December 6, 1909, and he was remarried to Ruby Whitman August 17, 1912. She was born January 28, 1890. He died October 29, 1919.

Children born to John Tallie Guynes and Mattie Olivia Put­man Guynes include:

Mabel Maude Guynes born August 28, 1866
John Tallie Guynes, Jr. born June 19, 1892
Thelma Guynes born August 28, 1895

Children born to John Tallie Guynes and Ruby Whitman Guynes include:

Alyne Guynes born August 19, 1914
Marcie Guynes born January 7, 1917

Mabel Maude Guynes, daughter of John Tallie Guynes and Mattie Olivia Putman Guynes, was born August 28, 1866. She was married to William Neal Cayce December 24, 1906. She died December 24, 1906 and was buried in Kansas, Ok­lahoma.

Children born to them include:

Naoma Ann Cayce born October 28, 1907
Oris Glenn Cayce born October 5, 1909
Marcellas Ward Cayce born August 20, 1911
Woodrow Wilson Cayce born September 4, 1913
William Neal Cayce born October 4, 1920
K. Lee Cayce born May 6, 1922

John Tallie Guynes, Jr., son of John Tallie Guynes and Nettie O. Putman Guynes, was born June 19, 1892. He was married January 18, 1910 to Anne Viola Sheets. She died November 6, 1967, and he died May 31, 1968.

Children born to John Tallie Guynes, Jr. and Anne Viola Sheets Guynes include:

Vivian Guynes born December 18, 1910
Marguerite Guynes born March 14, 1913
John Tallie Guynes III born October 25, 1914
Dorcas Ann Guynes born October 8, 1916
James Maurice Guynes born October 15, 1918

Vivian Guynes, daughter of John Tallie Guynes, Jr. and Anne Viola Sheets Guynes, was born December 18, 1910. She was married about 1927 to William Walker Davidson. In 1935 she was remarried to Harry Henry Whatley.

Children born to them include:

Betty Joyce Davidson born July 18, 1928
William Henry Whatley born December 8, 1937

Marguerite Guynes, daughter of John Tallie Guynes, Jr. and Anne Viola Sheets Guynes, was born March 14, 1913. She was married about 1930 to William Leonard Sheets. He was born October 31, 1908 and died May 14, 1944. She was re­married about 1946 to James Carlos Graham who was born March 30, 1894.

Children born to them include:

Billie Jean Sheets born August 15, 1931
Nelda Ann Sheets born December 15, 1935
David Lynn Sheets born July 1, 1941

John Tallie Guynes III, son of John Tallie Guynes, Jr. and Anne Viola Sheets Guynes, was born October 25, 1914. He was mar­ried about 1936 to Abbis Jane Elkins. He died November 24, 1964.

Children born to John Tallie Guynes III and Abbie Jane Elkins Guynes include:

James Maurice Guynes born September 8, 1938
Gerald Tallie Guynes born December 12, 1942

James Maurice Guynes, son of John Tallie Guynes III and Ab­bie Jane Elkins Guynes, was born September 8, 1938. He was married August 30, 1958 to Carolyn A. Pool.

Children born to James Maurice Guynes and Carolyn A. Pool Guynes include:

Jamie Lynn Guynes born August 25, 1960
James Maurice Guynes born November 26, 1964

Gerald Tallie Guynes, son of John Tallie Guynes III and Ab­bie Jane Elkins Guynes, was born August 25, 1960. He was mar­ried May 19, 1966 to Joanna Riley. Children born to Gerald Tallie Guynes and Joanna Riley Guynes are un­known.

Dorcas Ann Guynes, daughter of John Tallie Guynes, Jr. and Anne Viola Sheets Guynes, was born October 8, 1916. She was married about 1939 to J. Wilbur Ginbey. She died with­out children August 13, 1966.

James Maurice Guynes, son of John Tallie Guynes, Jr. and Anne Viola Sheets Guynes, was born October 15, 1918. He was married about 1946 to Mackie Vest who was born Febru­ary 16, 1917.

Children born to James Maurice Guynes and Mackie Vest Guynes include:

Tommy Maurice Guynes born June 27, 1947
Ronnie Harvey Guynes born March 30, 1952

Tommy Maurice Guynes, son of James Maurice Guynes and Mackie Vest Guynes, was born June 27, 1947. He was mar­ried about 1970 to Rebecca Ann Reesman. Children born to Tommy Maurice Guynes and Rebecca Ann Reesman Guynes are unknown.

Thelma Guynes, daughter of John Tallie Guynes and Ruby Whitman Guynes, was born August 28, 1895. She was mar­ried June 2, 1918 to Odie S. Hodge. She died January 19, 1922 without children.

Alyne Guynes, daughter of John Tallie Guynes and Ruby Whitman Guynes, was born August 19, 1914. She was mar­ried about 1942 to Joseph R. Starnes. She died September 30, 1968.

Children born to them include:

Betty Ann Starnes born October 17, 1943
Joseph Ronald Starnes born September 13, 1947
Charles Ray Starnes born January 28, 1952

Edward L. Guynes, son of John Rankin Guynes and Adeline Miranda “Mattie” Spell Guynes, was born in 1866. He died in 1880.

Benjamin Franklin Guynes, son of John Rankin Guynes and Adeline Miranda “Mattie” Spell Guynes, was born January 14, 1870. He was married about 1897 to Mattie Smith who was born December 5, 1875. Benjamin Franklin Guynes died De­cember 8, 1932, and Mattie Smith Guynes died October 29, 1963.

Children born to them include:

John Rice Guynes born June 26, 1900
Benjamin Scales Guynes born April 6, 1905

John Rice Guynes, son of Benjamin Franklin Guynes and Mat­tie Smith Guynes, was born June 26, 1900. He was mar­ried about 1923 to Minnie Collins. Children born to John Rice Guynes and Minnie Collins Guynes are unknown.

Benjamin Scales Guynes, son of Benjamin Franklin Guynes and Mattie Smith Guynes, was born April 6, 1905. He was married to Alta Green about 1928. Children born to Ben­jamin Scales Guynes and Alta Green Guynes are unknown.

Cordelia Guynes, daughter of John Rankin Guynes and Adeline Miranda “Mattie” Spell Guynes, was born April 3, 1872. She was married about 1892 to Robert Luke Oglesby who was born September 9, 1870.

Children born to them include:

Oliver Hartwell Oglesby born about 1894
John Rankin Oglesby born about 1896
Mattie Embra Oglesby born about 1899

Alice Guynes, daughter of John Rankin Guynes and Adeline Miranda “Mattie” Spell Guynes, was born about 1875. She was married about 1895 to J. T. Williams.

Children born to them include:

John Williams born about 1897
Raymond Williams born about 1899

Leon Guynes, son of John Rankin Guynes and Mary Sands Guynes, was born in 1878. He was married about 1898 to Jen­nie Kenner who was born in 1883. He died in 1922, and she died in 1961.

Children born to Leon Guynes and Jennie Kenner Guynes in­clude:

Elvira Guynes born in 1900

Elvira Guynes, daughter of Leon Guynes and Jennie Kenner Guynes, was born in 1900. She was married about 1925 to Thomas Pinkney Hayes who was born in 1886. She died in 1936, and he died in 1954.

Children born to them include:

Jennie Marie Hayes born in 1926

Charley Guynes, son of John Rankin Guynes and Mary Sands Guynes, was born May 15, 1880. He was married May 29, 1905 to Julia Frances Tarver who was born September 5, 1881. Charley Guynes died November 25, 1951, and she died October 3, 1968.

Children born to Charley Guynes and Frances Tarver Guynes include:

Charles Russell Guynes born in December 1911

Charles Russell Guynes, son of Charley Guynes and Frances Tarver Guynes, was born in December 1911. He was mar­ried to Genevieve Craig May 2, 1946. No children were born to Charles Russell Guynes and Genevieve Craig Goynes.

Myrtle Guynes, daughter of John Rankins Guynes and Mary Sands Guynes, was born August 24, 1882. She was married about 1904 to John Adger Harper who was born in 1878. She died in May 1961, and he died in 1962.

Children born to them include:

Margaret Jane Harper born March 23, 1906
Louise Harper born April 9, 1908
Mary Elizabeth Harper born November 26, 1912
John Adger Harper, Jr. born July 13, 1920

Asa Guynes, son of John Rankin Guynes and Mary Sands Guynes, was born August 11, 1884. He was married to Effie Lee Jeffers about 1902. She was born January 21, 1885. He died November 23, 1951, and she died in 1969.

Children born to Asa Guynes and Effie Lee Jeffers Guynes in­clude:

James Ralph Guynes born May 19, 1903

James Ralph Guynes, son of Asa Guynes and Effie Lee Jef­fers Guynes, was born May 19, 1903. He was married De­cember 15, 1925 to Margaret Ann Beatie who was born Oc­tober 30, 1900. He was a member of the Oregon State Leg­islature. He died July 28, 1968.

Children born to James Ralph Guynes and Margaret Ann Beatie Guynes include:

James Lot Guynes born September 23, 1927
Nancy Jane Guynes born March 4, 1930

James Lot Guynes, son of James Ralph Guynes and Mar­garet Ann Beatie Guynes, was born September 23, 1927. Children born to him include:

David Alan Guynes born April 6, 1950
Tim Scott Guynes born February 23, 1954
Wendy Sue Guynes born August 13, 1961

Nancy Jane Guynes, daughter of James Ralph Guynes and Margaret Ann Beatie Guynes, was born March 4, 1930. She was married about 1951 to John E. Merrill who was born April 23, 1952.

Children born to them include:

David Merrill born February 21, 1953
Gary Alan Merrill born October 16, 1955

Emmett Guynes, son of John Rankin Guynes and Mary Sands Guynes, was born in August 1886. He was married about 1910 to Leona Reed. No children were born to Em­mett Guynes and Leona Reed Guynes.

William Maurice Guynes, son of John Rankin Guynes and Jen­nie Oglesby Guynes, was born April 30, 1890. He was married to Helen May Brophy April 30, 1915. He died November 29, 1957.

Children born to William Maurice Guynes and Helen May Brophy Guynes include:

Jane Elizabeth Guynes born April 11, 1916
Virginia Margaret Guynes born September 2, 1918

Jane Elizabeth Guynes, daughter of William Maurice Guynes and Helen May Brophy Guynes, was born April 11, 1916. She was married June 19, 1940 to Max W. Lorenz.

Children born to them include:

Gretchen Jean Lorenz born August 14, 1944
Constance Jane Lorenz born March 18, 1949

Virginia Margaret Guynes, daughter of William Maurice Guynes and Helen May Brophy Guynes, was born Septem­ber 2, 1918. She was married February 17, 1940 to Samuel C. Ham­merstrom.

Children born to them include:

Patricia Jane Hammerstrom born October 12, 1943
John Guynes Hammerstrom born Dec. 21, 1948
Carla Ruth Hammerstrom born October 1, 1950
William Robert Hammerstrom born March 2, 1952

Margaret Guynes, daughter of John Rankin Guynes and Jennie Oglesby Guynes, was born about 1891. She died about age three.

Callie Guynes, daughter of John Rankin Guynes and Jennie Oglesby Guynes, was born in 1892. She died January 23, 1912.

Laurinda Guynes, daughter of George Ross[?] Guynes and Julia Mullican Guynes, was born in 1842.

Sara C. Guynes, daughter of George Ross[?] Guynes and Ju­lia Mullican Guynes, was born in 1844 in Mississippi.

Susana A. I. Guynes, daughter of George Ross[?] Guynes and Julia Mullican Guynes, was born in 1847 in Mississippi. She was married about 1866 to Arthur F. Matthews, son of Harmon P. Matthews and Mary Gates Matthews.

Children born to Arthur F. Matthews and Susana A. I. Guynes Matthews include:

Pearlie Margaret Matthews born about 1870

Pearlie Margaret Matthews, daughter of Arthur F. Matthews and Susana A. I. Guynes Matthews, was born about 1870. She was married about 1889 to Ezekiel Clanton, son of William Clanton and Amanda Herring Clanton.

Children born to them include:

Myrtle Rubye Clanton born about 1898

Myrtle Rubye Clanton, daughter of Ezekiel Clanton and Pearlie Margaret Matthews Clanton, was born about 1898. She was married about 1919 to William Edgar White, son of William Henry White and Anna Viola Ozment White. Children born to them are unknown.

Jeremiah Mullican Guynes, son of George Ross[?] Guynes and Julia Mullican Guynes, was born in 1849 in Mississippi. He was married about 1870, wife’s name Marinda. They were enumerated in the 1880 census of Grant Parish, Louisiana.

Children born to Jeremiah Mullican Guynes and Marinda Guynes include:

Mary Guynes born about 1871
George Guynes born about 1873
Jeremiah Guynes born about 1875
Nancy E. Guynes born about 1878
Lillie A. Guynes born about 1884

Matilda Guynes, daughter of George Ross[?] Guynes and Julia Mullican Guynes, was born in 1853.

Julia Roberta Guynes, daughter of George Ross[?] Guynes and Julia Mullican Guynes, was born April 7, 1856 at Har­risville, Missis­sippi in Simpson County, according to Velma S. Brassell Beuerle, her granddaughter. She was married there about 1872 to Samuel Becton Mullen, Jr, son of Samuel Becton Mullen and Mary Ann Smith Mullen. In 1889 they were the parents of triplet daughters. He died December 12, 1897 at Amite City, Louisiana and was buried in Harrisville Cemetery. She died February 20, 1917 and was buried beside her husband.

Children born to them include:

Ellie Mullen born about 1873
Ethel Mullen born about 1877
Tokay Mullen born about 1878
Lula J. Mullen born about 1881
Mary Viola Mullen born December 10, 1885
Wayne Mullen born about 1887
Sidney Mullen born about 1888
Allie Mullen born in 1889
Hattie Mullen born in 1889
Mattie Mullen born in 1889
Samuel Becton Mullen born about 1892
John Mullen born about 1895

Mary Viola Mullen, daughter of Samuel Becton Mullen, Jr. and Julia Roberta Guynes Mullen, was born December 10, 1885 at Harrisville. She was married January 1, 1903 to Virgil V. Brassell in Simpson County. She died February 23, 1962 at Conroe, Texas.

Children born to Virgil V. Brassell and Mary Viola Mullen Brassell include:

Velma S. Brassell born in 1905

Velma S. Brassell, daughter of Virgil V. Brassell and Mary Viola Mullen Brassell, was born in Mississippi in 1905. In 1915 her family removed to Louisiana. She was married about 1925 to Elmer R. Beuerle. In 1993 Velma S. Brassell Beuerle, a member of Gowen Research Foundation, lived in Flint, Michi­gan.

Cinthia A. Guynes, daughter of George Ross[?] Guynes and Julia Mullican Guynes, was born in 1859 in Mississippi.

Daniel Guynes, son of John Goyne and Matilda Hall Goyne, was born September 17, 1818. He was married about 1840 to N. D. Crim. Children born to Daniel Guynes and N. D. Crim Guynes are unknown.

Elbert Goyne, son of John Goyne and Matilda Hall Goyne, was born September 18, 1819 in Copiah County. He was married to Providence Cassidy January 22, 1845 in Copiah County. She was born in 1822. They lived at Georgetown, Mississippi.

Children born to Elbert Goyne and Providence Cassidy Goyne include:

Briant Franklin Goyne born June 9, 1846
Allen Perry Goyne born November 2, 1849
Emiline Goyne born about 1851
S. T. Goyne born August 1, 1854
Mary Virginia Goyne born about 1856
Margaret Harriet Goyne born in 1858
Evelyn Goyne born about 1861
Robert Goyne born about 1864
Leila Goyne born about 1867
Georgia May Goyne born about 1871

Briant Franklin Goyne, son of Elbert Goyne and Providence Cassidy Goyne, was born June 9, 1846. He was married about 1867 to Dorcas Sellers. He died August 30, 1871. Children born to Briant Franklin Goyne and Dorcas Sellers Goyne are unknown.

Allen Perry Goyne, son of Elbert Goyne and Providence Cas­sidy Goyne, was born November 2, 1849 in Copiah County. He was married to Evie Bass about 1870.

Children born to Allen Perry Goyne and Evie Bass Goyne include:

Walter J. Guynes born in 1871

Walter J. Guynes, son of Allen Perry Goyne and Evie Bass Goyne, was born in Copiah County in 1871.

Children born to Walter J. Guynes include;

Walter J. Guynes, Jr. born in 1916

Walter J. Guynes, Jr, son of Walter J. Guynes, was born in 1916 in Beaumont, Texas.

Children born to Walter J. Guynes, Jr. include:

Judy Ann Guynes born in 1950

Judy Ann Guynes, daughter of Walter J. Guynes, Jr, was born in 1950 in Houston, Texas. She was married about 1972, husband’s name Lairson. In 1998, she, a Foundation member, lived in Pottsboro, Texas.

Emiline Goyne, daughter of Elbert Goyne and providence Cassidy Goyne, was born about 1851. She was married about 1869 to Tullie Biggs.

S. T. Goyne, child of Elbert Goyne and providence Cassidy Goyne, was born August 1, 1854.

Mary Virginia Goyne, daughter of Elbert Goyne and provi­dence Cassidy Goyne, was born about 1856. She was married about 1874 to David Webster Matheny.

Margaret Harriet Goyne, daughter of Elbert Goyne and provi­dence Cassidy Goyne, was born was born in 1858. She was married to Harry Barlow about 1877. She died in 1939.

Evelyn Goyne, daughter of Elbert Goyne and providence Cas­sidy Goyne, was born about 1861. She was married about 1880 to Joe Smith.

Robert Goyne, son of Elbert Goyne and providence Cassidy Goyne, was born about 1864. He died at age 21.

Leila Goyne, daughter of Elbert Goyne and providence Cas­sidy Goyne, was born about 1867. She was married about 1885 to Nollie Herrington.

Georgia May Goyne, daughter of Elbert Goyne and providence Cassidy Goyne, was born about 1871. She was married about 1890 to Eolyn Kendall.

Harmon Runnels Goyne, son of John Goyne and Matilda Hall Goyne, was born November 3, 1820, probably in Louisiana. He was married about 1843 to Emily Whittington, daughter of Zachariah Whittington . They later lived in Fannin County, Texas. Harmon Runnels Goyne was killed during the early part of the Civil War, according Tim Hashaw, a descendant of Houston, Texas.

Tim Hashaw wrote January 23, 2001 that descendants of Harmon Runnels Goyne were buried in the Guynes-Clapp Cemetery in Walker County, Texas. Many members of families that were allied with the Guynes family are buried here as well. The State of Texas placed a plaque at the cemetery referring to it as an Indian burial ground.

Gene Traitler wrote directions for reaching the cemetery:

“Take Hwy 230 out of Trinity past the prison farm to the community of Weldon. The cemetery is on Hwy 1893 which is the old Weldon-to-Trinity Hwy. Turn off Hwy 230 into what once was the community of Weldon, go past the Weldon Cemetery and continue about a mile across the Houston-Walker Co. border. Clapp Cemetery is on the left. There are many unmarked graves.

Graves that are identified are:

Andrews & Sarah Guines
Andrews, Charles A., 11-1876, 1933, s/o Wm. An-drews & Sarah Guines
Andrews, Herbert, 9-27-1902, 10-3-1975, s/o Chas. A. Andrews & Georgia White
Andrews, Bertie
Andrews, Florence, 2/1880, 1918, d/o Daniel Atkinson Jr. & Ann P. Allbright, w/o Robt. B. Andrews
Andrews, William, 10-22-1844, 2-21-1900, s/o Elisha B. Andrews & Martha Johnston
Andrews, Walter A., 12-27-1874, 1-18-1951, s/o Wm. 2-22-1913, 1-18-1986, w/o Herbert Andrews
Andrews, William J., 2-1878, ? , s/o Wm. A. Andrews & Sarah Guines
Andrews, Minnie W., 2-6-1882, ? , Minnie Hashaw w/o Wm. J. Andrews
Andrews, Albert B., 3-16-1881, 12-8-1954, s/o Wm. A. Andrews & Sarah
Guines, some sources have birth date as 1879
Andrews, Mamie, 6-10-1888, 4-2-1966, w/o Albert B. Andrews
Andrews, Robert Marion, 3-1881, 2-1951, s/o Wm. A. Andrews & Sarah Guines
Andrews, Lucie Ann, 1880, 1894,
Andrews, Julius M., 11-1887, 3-9-1956, s/o Wm. A. Andrews & Sarah Guines.
Some sources have birth date as 1884
Andrews, James E., 5-1889, 1961, s/o Wm. A. Andrews & Sarah Guines
Andrews, Robert B., 1845, 4-16-1929, s/o Elisha B. Andrews & Martha Johnston
Andrews, James M., 10-31-1858, 3-26-1894, s/o Elisha B. Andrews & Martha
Andrews, Nancy, C1858, 1930, Nancy Humphries w/o James M. Andrews
Andrews, Benjamin A., 2-1853, 1935, s/o Elisha B. Andrews & Martha Johnston
Andrews, Matilda J., 3-1855, 1947, Matilda Guines w/o Ben A Andrews
Atkinson, William H., 7-27-1872, 5-7-1917, s/o Lewis Atkinson & Hulda C.
Atkinson, Quinella, 12-16-1873, 12-23-1932, Quinella Huntsman w/o Wm. H.
Atkinson
Atkinson, Ernest N., 2-16-1895, 11-11-1982, Ernest Nelson s/o Wm. H.
Atkinson, Sarah M., 9-21-1895, 4-6-1984, Sarah Andrews d/o Ben A. and
Matilda Guines w/o Ernest N. Atkinson
Atkinson, Robert D., 8-17-1903, 12-29-1969, s/o Wm. H. & Quinella
Atkinson, Gertrude, 12-23-1905, 10-4-1983, w/o Robert D. Atkinson
Atkinson, Ben H., 7-21-1900, 3-9-1968, s/o Wm. H. & Quinella
Atkinson, Beulah A., 11-22-1897, 12-5-1965, w/o Ben H. Atkinson
Atkinson, John J., 4-16-1886, 1-25-1968, s/o John Atkinson & Tempie
Williamson
Atkinson, Mollie, 5-1892, 10-15-1987, Mollie Odom w/o John J. Atkinson
Atkinson, Henry F., 9-8-1875, 1935, s/o John Atkinson & Tempie Williamson
Atkinson, Mary L., 1-1880, 1-26-1962, Mollie Andrews d/o Ben A. Andrews &
Matilda Guines, w/o Henry F. Atkinson
Atkinson, Howard C. Jr., 4-22-1925, 10-3-1951, s/o Howard Atkinson & Pearl
Clark, gs/o Henry /Atkinson & Mollie Andrews
Atkinson, Molly, 10-1890, 10-15-1987, Molly Odom w/o John J. Atkinson
Carroll, James B., 1-27-1881, 7-23-1960, h/o Lucy Ann Johnston
Carroll, Lucy Ann, 12-25-1885, 1-13-1977, d/o Isaac Johnston & Mattie
Guines, gd/o Harmon R. Guines & Emily Whittington
Clapp, Benjamin J, 1848, 1874.

Cox, Josh Mainer, 8-14-1891, 2-26-1973, s/o Julius M. Cox & Amanda Guines gs/o Harmon Guines & Emily Whittington
Huffman, Ervin, 1901, 1985, s/o Tishua Odom Huffman
Huffman, Hubert, 6-30-1903, 10-13-1967, s/o Tishua Odom Huffman, gs/o
Richard Odom & Mary E.Guines
Long, George Albert, 1868, 1954, h/o Nancy E. Johnston
Long, Nancy Emily, C1874, ? , Nancy Johnston d/o Isaac Johnston & Mattie
Odom, Harmon R., 3-8-1883, 3-29-1950, s/o Richard Odom & Mary Guines. Other
sources have birth date as 1882
Odom, Julia, 6-1885, 11-10-1921, Julia Atkinson s/o Harmon Odom, d/o John
Atkinson & Tempie Williamson
Williamson, Jessie, 1-5-1982, 7-11-1976,
Williamson, Mamie H., 3-1892, 12-10-1970, Mamie Andrews w/o Jessie
Williamson d/o Ben Andrews & Matilda Guines. Some have birth date as 1893.”
Children born to Harmon Runnels Goyne and Emily Whittington Goyne include:

Zack Whittington Goyne born about 1845
Martha Ann Goyne born about 1847
Amanda Goyne born about 1850
Sarah “Sallie” Goyne born about 1852
Matilda Goyne born about 1855
Mary Guynes born about 1858
Nancy Guynes born about 1861

Sarah “Sallie” Guynes, daughter of Harmon Runnels Goyne and Emily Whittington Goyne, was born about 1852. She was married about 1870 to Byrd Ambus Whittington, according to Tim Hashaw.

Nancy Guynes, daughter of Harmon Runnels Goyne and Emily Whittington Goyne, was born about 1861. She was married about 1880 to William D. “Dude” Hashaw in Trinity County, Texas, according to Tim Hashaw.

Matilda Goyne, daughter of John Goyne and Matilda Hall Goyne, was born July 6, 1822. She was married July 11, 1839 to Albert J. Harrison. Another report shows her married to Samuel Barron. She died January 26, 1865.

Alzada Goyne, daughter of John Goyne and Matilda Hall Goyne, was born February 28, 1828. She was married about 1844 to Nicholas Finley.

Children born to them include:

Albert G. B. Finley born December 25, 1845
John G. Finley born in 1848
Nancy Finley born in 1852

Sarah Goyne, daughter of James Goyne and Mary Goyne was born in Georgia about 1789, according to the research of John A. Sands of Arlington, Virginia. She was married April 25, 1814 in St. Helena Parish to James Hall, son of Henry Hall and Mary Jane Ross Hall and a brother to Matilda Hall who married John Goyne. In 1821 they were living in Lawrence County, Mississippi and continued there in 1834.

Children born to James Hall and Sarah Goyne Hall include:

Henry Hall born in 1816
James Hall, Jr. born in 1818
Britton Hall born in 1819
Daniel Hall born in 1821
Mary “Polly” Hall born November 21, 1828
Matilda Hall born in 1830
Sarah Hall born in 1834

Henry Hall, son of James Hall and Sarah Goyne Hall was born in 1816, probably in Kemper County. A report states that a descendant, Henry Houston Hall was born January 15, 1856 [or 1865] in Kemper County. He later moved to Hot Springs County, Arkansas where he was married August 15, 1889 to Margaret Elizabeth Collie. They removed to Lamar County, Texas where he died July 10, 1927.

Mary “Polly” Hall, daughter of James Hall and Sarah Goyne Hall, was born November 21, 1828. She was married April 4, 1852 to Jasper Andrew Price, according to Virginia Belle Redmond Kerr, a descendant of McComb, Mississippi. Jasper Andrew Price died in Lawrence County, Mississippi September 12, 1909, and she died there October 13, 1909.

Children born to them include:

Perry Andrew Price born August 16, 1858

Perry Andrew Price, son of Jasper Andrew Price and Mary “Polly” Hall Price, was born August 16, 1858 in Pike County, Mississippi. He was married January 10, 1884 to Dorah Maybel Boyd, daughter of Harvey Boyd and Eliza Gulledge. She died November 16, 1910 in Lawrence County, and he died January 10, 1925 in Jackson, Mississippi.

Children born to them include:

Anna Lee Price born March 8, 1885

Anna Lee Price, daughter of Perry Andrew Price and Dorah Maybel Boyd Price, was born March 8, 1885 in Lawrence County. She was married to Clyde Cleon Redmond February 1, 1905. He died July 27, 1968 in Thibodeaux, Louisiana, and she died there January 1, 1977.

Children born to them include:

Virginia Belle Redmond born October 19, 1921

Virginia Belle Redmond, daughter of Clyde Cleon Redmond and Anna Lee Price Redmond, was born October 19, 1921 in McComb, Mississippi. She was married there to James Clarence Kerr May 5, 1946. He was born in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana October 13, 1909. He died November 25, 1985. Virginia Belle Redmond Kerr, a member of the Foundation, lived in McComb in 1996.

James Goins, son of James Goyne and Heather O’Brien Goyne, was born about 1793, probably in Georgia, according to Velma S. Brassell Beuerle. He was a resident of Calcasieu, Louisiana in 1810.

Children born to him include:

William Moses Goins born August 22, 1809

William Moses Goins, son of James Goins, was born August 22, 1809 in Calcasieu Parish, according to the research of Nelda Faye Gass Liles, a descendant of Natchitoches, Louisiana. He was married July 27, 1832 in Opelousas, Louisiana to Charlotte Elizabeth Nelson who was born December 10, 1808, according to “Southwest Louisiana Records

He received a land grant in Neutral Territory [later Vernon Parish, Louisiana.]

“William M. Goins” was enumerated as the head of Household 835-835 in the 1860 census of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, page 525:

“Goins, William 51, wheelwright, born in LA
Charlotte 52, born in LA
James 24, born in LA
Martin 25, born in LA
Roxlene 20, born in LA
Arzella 17, born in LA
Louisa 16, born in LA
Vianna 14, born in LA
Celiann 13, born in LA
Josua 11, born in LA
Angeline 5/12, born in LA

In an adjoining household, No. 836-836 was enumerated:

“Goins, Aaron 36, born in LA
Elizabeth 35, born in LA
Moses 22, born in LA
Louisiana 27, born in LA
Rowland 7/12, born in LA”

Charlotte Elizabeth Nelson Goins died in 1868 in Merryville, Louisiana, and William M. Goins died there in 1877.

The family was mentioned in “Brief History of Vernon Parish, Louisiana” by John T. Cupit. Children born to William Moses Goins and Charlotte Elizabeth Nelson Goins are believed to include:

Martin Goins born about 1826
Vina Goins born July 5. 1828
Esther Goins born September 18. 1830
Fannie Goins born September 21, 1831
Aaron Goins born January 5, 1833
Elizabeth Arzella Goins born May 28, 1834
Martha Louisa Goins born July 2, 1835
James Goins born November 14, 1836
Moses Goins born January 15, 1838
Rosaline Goins born April 12, 1840
Arzilla Goins born August 28, 1843
Louisa Goins born December 4, 1844
Vianna Goins born April 15, 1846
Celiann Goins born December 23, 1847
Joshua Robert William Goins born July 12, 1849
Daniel Goins born April 23, 1851
Angeline Goins born about 1859

Martin Goins, son of William Moses Goins and Charlotte Elizabeth Nelson Goins, was born about 1826.

Vina Goins, daughter of William Moses Goins and Charlotte Elizabeth Nelson Goins, was born July 5, 1841.

Esther Goins, daughter of William Moses Goins and Charlotte Elizabeth Nelson Goins, was born September 18, 1830 in Vernon Parish.

Fannie Goins, daughter of William Moses Goins and Charlotte Elizabeth Nelson Goins, was born September 21, 1831 in Vernon Parish. She was married about 1848 to Richard Smith “of Texas.”

Aaron Goins, son of William Moses Goins and Charlotte Elizabeth Nelson Goins, was born January 5, 1833, probably in Calcasieu Parish. He was married about 1854, wife’s name Elizabeth.

The household of Aaron Goins and Elizabeth Goins appeared in the 1880 census of Vernon Parish, Enumeration District 47, page 31:

“Goins, Aaron 47, born in Louisiana
Elizabeth 53, born in Louisiana
Dowden, E. 9, born in Louisiana, adopted
Martha Ann 7, born in Louisiana, adopted

Elizabeth Goins later received a Confederate Widow’s pen­sion, indicating that Aaron Goins served in the Civil War.

Elizabeth Arzella Goins, daughter of William Moses Goins and Charlotte Elizabeth Nelson Goins, was born May 28, 1834.

Martha Louisa Goins, daughter of William Moses Goins and Charlotte Elizabeth Nelson Goins, was born July 2, 1835.

James Goins, son of William Moses Goins and Charlotte Elizabeth Nelson Goins, was born November 14, 1836.

Moses Goins, son of William Moses Goins and Charlotte Elizabeth Nelson Goins, was born January 15, 1838, according to Curtis Jacobs. Curtis Jacobs was an early day researcher in DeRidder, Louisiana and compiled a database of Beauregard Parish history. His collection contained over 15,000 names and 8,000 family group sheets and had been deposited in Beauregard Parish upon his death. According to Nelda Faye Goins Liles, Foundation member of Natchitoches, Louisiana the Library burned a few years later and his collection was destroyed. Fortunately a LDS Church film crew had come to DeRidder and microfilmed the collection shortly before the fire.

Subsequently, the Curtis & Gladys Jacobs Memorial Collection was donated to Sam Houston Regional Library & Research Center in nearby Liberty, Texas. The collection holds vital statistics, military records, deed records and burial records of “virtually everyone buried in Beauregard Parish after 1880,” according to Mrs. Liles.

Moses Goins was married April 28, 1859 in Newton County, Texas to Louisiana Hoosier, according to Newton County Marriage Book B, page 150. She was born there February 26, 1839 to David Hoosier. Moses Goins served the Confederacy during the Civil War.

They appeared as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Vernon Parish, Enumeration District 47, page 34:

“Goins, Moses 45, born in Louisiana
Louisiana 43, born in Louisiana
Rolin 20, born in Louisiana, son
Jessee 18, born in Louisiana, son
Charity 16, born in Texas, daughter
William 14, born in Louisiana, son
Jonathan 10, born in Louisiana, son
Vinetta 8, born in Texas, daughter
Acy 7, born in Texas, son
Ely 5, born in Louisiana, daughter
David 3, born in Louisiana, son”

He died September 5, 1924 in Vernon Parish, and Louisiana Hoosier Goins later received a Confederate widow’s pension. She died there September 21. 1935.

Children born to Moses Goins and Louisiana Hoosier Goins include:

Roland Goins born February 8, 1860
Jesse Goins born December 22, 1861
Charity Goins born March 24, 1863
William Wesley Goins born April 11, 1866
Jonathan Goins born August 3, 1868
Vinetta Goins born August 21, 1871
Asa Goins born December 18, 1872
Eli Goins born April 10, 1875
David Goins born August 6, 1877

Roland Goins, son of Moses Goins and Louisiana Hoosier Goins, was born February 8, 1860.

Jesse Goins, son of Moses Goins and Louisiana Hoosier Goins, was born December 22, 1861. He was married May 21, 1894 to Elizabeth Martin. He died February 7, 1960 in Vernon Parish.

Children born to Jesse Goins and Elizabeth Martin Goins in­clude:

Barney F. Goins born February 21, 1895

Barney F. Goins, son of Jesse Goins and Elizabeth Martin Goins, was born February 21, 1895. He was married about 1919 to Daisy Virginia Lawrence. He died July 12, 1968 in Vernon Parish. Children born to Barney F. Goins and Daisy Virginia Lawrence Goins are unknown.

Jonathan Goins, son of Jesse Goins and Elizabeth Martin Goins, was born August 3, 1868 at Newton, Texas. He was married about 1898 to Callie Milan, daughter of P. C. Milan and Ann Chambers Milan, according to the research of Weuell C. Goins, a son. Callie Milan Goins died in 1952 in Provencal, Louisiana, and Jonathan Goins died there in 1958.

Children born to them include:

Weuell C. Goins born March 15, 1913

Wuell C. Goins, son of Jonathan Goins and Callie Milan Goins, was born March 15, 1913 in Provencal. He was married about 1946 to Frances Mitchell who was born September 21, 1923 in Minden, Louisiana. In 1996, they lived in Slidell, Louisiana. Children born to Wuell C. Goins and Frances Mitchell Goins are unknown.

Charity Goins, daughter of Moses Goins and Louisiana Hoosier Goins, was born about 1864.

William Wesley Goins, son of Moses Goins and Louisiana Hoosier Goins, was born about 1868 in Vernon Parish. He was married about 1900 to Mary E. Phillips, his third wife, according to Rhonda Copado.

Children born to William Wesley Goins and Mary E. Phillips Goins include:

Hattie Mae Goins born October 19, 1912

Hattie Mae Goins, daughter of William Wesley Goins and Mary E. Phillips Goins, was born in Vernon Parish October 19, 1912. She was married about 1930 to Hyman Abraham Self as his third wife. He was born April 11, 1883 to of James Hudson Self and Lydia Ann Howard Self. Hyman Abraham Self died July 29, 1962. Hyman Abraham Self was first married to Pauline “Pliney” O’Banion. Hattie Mae Goins Self died in April 1987, according to Rhonda Copado, a granddaughter.

Jonathan Goins, son of Moses Goins and Louisiana Hoosier Goins, was born August 3, 1868.

Vinetta Goins, daughter of Moses Goins and Louisiana Hoosier Goins, was born about 1871.

Asa Goins, son of Moses Goins and Louisiana Hoosier Goins, was born December 18, 1872. He was married September 4, 1904 to Sarah C. Hillman in Vernon Parish.

Children born in Vernon Parish to Asa Goins and Sarah C. Hillman Goins include:

Moses Riley Goins born June 20, 1905
Van Dyke Goins born February 12, 1908
Homer L. Goins born December 26, 1908
Simeon Goins born December 28, 1913
Lewis Cody Goins born November 14, 1916
Louis Goins born in December 1918

Eli Goins, son of Moses Goins and Louisiana Hoosier Goins, was born April 10, 1875, according to Willie Dell Weaver, a granddaughter.

David Goins, son of Moses Goins and Louisiana Hoosier Goins, was born August 6, 1872 at Anacoco, Louisiana in Vernon Parish.

Rosaline Goins, daughter of William Moses Goins and Charlotte Elizabeth Nelson Goins, was born April 12, 1840.

Arzilla Goins, daughter of William Moses Goins and Charlotte Elizabeth Nelson Goins, was born August 28, 1843.

Louisa Goins, daughter of William Moses Goins and Charlotte Elizabeth Nelson Goins, was born December 4, 1844.

Vianna Goins, daughter of William Moses Goins and Charlotte Elizabeth Nelson Goins, was born April 15, 1846.

Celiann Goins, daughter of William Moses Goins and Charlotte Elizabeth Nelson Goins, was born about 1847.

Joshua William Robert “Jock” Goins, son of William Moses Goins and Charlotte Elizabeth Nelson Goins, was born in 1852, probably in Vernon Parish. He was married November 23, 1868 to Sarah Elizabeth Weeks, according to “Sabine Parish, Louisiana Marriage Records, 1843-1900” by Elizabeth Byles McComick. She was born November 22, 1853.

In 1880 their household was enumerated in Leesville, Louisiana, Enumeration District 48, page 37 as:

“Goins, Joshua 28, born in Louisiana
Sarah E. 28, born in Louisiana
Susan V. 10, born in Louisiana
James R. 8, born in Louisiana
Beckey 6, born in Louisiana
Benjamin T. 5, born in Louisiana
Charles W. 2, born in Louisiana
Felix 9/12, born in Louisiana”

Children born to Joshua Robert William “Jock” Goins and Sarah Elizabeth Weeks Goins, all born at Rosepine in Vernon Parish, Louisiana, include:

Children born to Joshua William Robert “Jock” Goins and Sarah Elizabeth Weeks Goins are believed to include:

Susan Victoria Goins born December 1, 1871
James R. Goins born about 1872
Rebecca Goins born September 15, 1873
Valentine Goins born August 28, 1875
Charles W. Goins born July 5, 1877
Felix Wiley Goins born August 1, 1878
Henry Jackson Goins born September 22, 1881
Docia Elizabeth Goins born May 7, 1885
Dollie Locket Goins born April 10, 1888
Lydia Goins born May 1, 1889
Allen Goins [twin] born April 11, 1891
Owen Goins [twin} born April 11, 1891
Matthew Goins born April 16, 1894

Susan Victoria Goins, daughter of Joshua William Robert “Jock” Goins and Sarah Elizabeth Weeks Goins, was born December 1, 1871 in Louisiana. She was married to James J. Cryer as his second wife.

James R. Goins, son of Joshua William Robert “Jock” Goins and Sarah Elizabeth Weeks Goins, was born about 1872 in Louisiana. He was married about 1895 to Emma Holliday.

Rebecca “Beckey” Goins, daughter of Joshua William Robert “Jock” Goins and Sarah Elizabeth Weeks Goins, was born September 15, 1873 1874 in Louisiana. She was married about 1892 to James Foshee.

Valentine Goins, son of Joshua William Robert “Jock” Goins and Sarah Elizabeth Weeks Goins, was born August 28, 1875 in Louisiana. He was married about 1904, wife’s name Thigpen.

Charles W. Goins, son of Joshua William Robert “Jock” Goins and Sarah Elizabeth Weeks Goins, was born July 5, 1877 in Louisiana. He was married about 1901 to Mila Martin. He was remarried, second wife’s name Lillidahl. Children born to Charles W. Goins and Mila Martin Goins are unknown.

Felix Wiley Goins, son of Joshua William Robert “Jock” Goins and Sarah Elizabeth Weeks Goins, was born August 1, 1878. He was married about 1903 to Sarah Evans. Children born to Felix Wiley Goins and Sarah Evans Goins are unknown.

Henry Jackson Goins, son of Joshua William Robert “Jock” Goins and Sarah Elizabeth Weeks Goins, was born September 2, 1881. He was married about 1907 to Lola Hall. Children born to Henry Jackson Goins and Lola Hall Goins are unknown.

Docia Elizaeth Goins, daughter of Joshua William Robert “Jock” Goins and Charlotte Elizabeth Nelson Goins, was born about 1886 in Rosepine, Louisiana. She was married in 1905 to Rufus Duke. He was born March 31, 1871, the day of his father’s death, in Texas to Rufus Duke and Elizabeth Caroline Hughes Duke. He died December 25, 1920 in Vernon Parish and was buried in Cypress Cemetery, according to Ben Mertens. She died April 14, 1964 and was buried beside her husband.

Dollie Locket Goins, daughter of Joshua William Robert “Jock” Goins and Sarah Elizabeth Weeks Goins, was born April 10, 1888.

Lydia Goins, daughter of Joshua William Robert “Jock” Goins and Sarah Elizabeth Weeks Goins, was born May 1, 1889.

Allen Goins, twin son of Joshua William Robert “Jock” Goins and Sarah Elizabeth Weeks Goins, was born April 11, 1891. He was married about 1912 to Docia Evans. Children born to Allen Goins and Docia Evans Goins are unknown.

Owen Goins, twin son of Joshua William Robert “Jock” Goins and Sarah Elizabeth Weeks Goins, was born about 1892. He was married about 1915, wife’s name Sanders.

Matthew “Matt” Goins, son of Joshua William Robert “Jock” Goins and Sarah Elizabeth Weeks Goins, was born about 1895. He was married about 1919 to Lola Jordan. Children born to Matthew “Matt” Goins and Lola Jordan Goins are unknown.

Daniel Goins, son of William Moses Goins and Charlotte Elizabeth Nelson Goins, was born in 1851.

Angeline Goins, daughter of William Moses Goins and Charlotte Elizabeth Nelson Goins, was born about 1859.

The family Bible is currently in the possession of Ms. Daisy Goins, Anacoco LA. It was owned by her husband Barney Goins, son of Moses Goins and Louisiana Hoosier [original owner of the Bible]). The oldest entries were all made by the same hand, and were on a single sheet of old paper inserted in the Bible. The newer entries of Births, Deaths & Marriages were actually on the pages in the old Bible, according to a message written Jane P. McManus in 1998.

Births:

“William M. Goins was born Aug 22 1809
Charlotty Goins was born Dec 10 1808
Vinny Goins was born July 5 1828
Easter Goins was born Sept 18 1830
Fanny Goins was born Sept 21 1831
Aaron Goins was born Jan 5 1833
Elizebet Goins was born May 28 1834
Martha Goins was born July 2 1835
James Goins was born Nov 14 1836
Moses Goins was born Jan 15 1838
Roxaline Goins was born April 12 1840
Arzilly Goins was born Aug 28 1843
Louisera Goins was born Dec 4 1844
Vianna Goins was born April 15 1846
Celyann Goins was born Dec 23 1847
Joshua W. R. Goins was born July 12 1849
Daniel Goins was born April 23 1851”

“Death of the father and mother:
William M. Goins departed this life the 15 [no month] 1877
Charlotty Goins the wife departed 28 [no month] 1868

Births:
Roling Goins was born February 8 1860
Jessie Goins was born December 22 1861
Charity Goins was born March 24 1863
William Goins was born April 11 1866
Jonathan Goins was born August 3 1868
Vinetta Goins was born August 21 1870
Asa Goins was born December 16 1872
Eli Goins was born April 10 1875
David Goins was born August 6 1877
Moses Goins was born January 15 1838
Louisiana Goins was born February 26 1839
Annie Edwards was born January 26 1899

Deaths
Charity Goins died February 24 1897

Marriages
Charity Goins married February 9 1898”
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Wiley Williamson Goyne, son of James Goyne and Heather O’Brien Goyne, was born December 2, 1799, probably in Georgia, according to the research of Margaret Frances Goynes Olson. His family removed to Calcasieu, Louisiana by 1810. In 1817 they lived in Hinds County, Mississippi “Wiley Goings” was married May 9, 1822 to Martha Brister, according to Lawrence County, Mississippi marriage records. She was born in Kentucky about 1804. When Copiah County was formed from Hinds County in 1823 Wiley Williamson Goyne was located in the new county.

He appeared in the 1823 tax list of Copiah County, Mississippi along with his brother, John Goyne.

“Wiley Goynes” appeared as the head of a household in the 1830 census of adjoining Lawrence County:

“Goynes, Wiley white male 20-40
white female 20-40
white male 0-10
white male 0-10
white female 0-10
white female over 60”

Wiley Williamson Goynes had removed from Lawrence County to Kemper District, Mississippi on the Alabama state line by the time of the 1840 census. Four members of the family were engaged in agriculture. In that year his household was listed on page 6 as:

“Goynes, Wiley white male 40-50
white female 30-40
white male 10-15
white female 10-15
white male 5-10
white female 5-10
white male 0-5
white male 0-5
white female 0-5”

Amos Goynes, a farmer also appeared as the head of a house­hold in the 1840 census of Kemper County page 6. The family was enumerated as:

“Goynes, Amos white male 50-60
white female 40-50
white male 15-20
white male 15-20
white male 10-15
white female 5-10
white female 5-10
white male 5-10”

Later Wiley Williamson Goynes removed to Texas and settled in Live Oak County.

He wrote his will there August 1, 1875, according to Live Oak County Will Book 1:

“Know all men by these presents that I Wiley Williamson Goynes, being a resident citizen of Live Oak County in the State of Texas upwards of twenty one years of age, of sound mind and in full possession of all mental faculties; yet in view of the uncertainties of human life, do make this my last will and testament:

First, it is my will that all property, both real and per­sonal that I may own or possess at the time of my death shall vest in my beloved wife Martha Goynes for and during her natural life.

Second, I will and bequeath to my beloved son Augus­tus Sanders Goynes my homestead, being one hundred and sixty acres of land situated in Live Oak County in the State of Texas and a part of the Bridget Fadden League, subject however to the life estate of my wife Martha, and it is my will that this bequest shall not take effect until her decease.

Third, it is my will that all other property of which I may be possessed of at my death or to the possession of which I may be lawfully entitled shall after the death of my said wife Martha be equally div divided between my beloved son William Goynes and my beloved daughter Susan Dickerson.

In testimony of which I hereunto assign my name and affix my scroll for seal in the presence of S. S. Mapes and J. F. Leisering this the First day of August in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-five.

Witness: Wiley W. Goynes
S. S. Mapes
J. F. Leisering”

Wiley Williamson Goynes died April 7, 1877 and was buried in Goynes Cemetery in Live Oak County. “Martha Goynes, age 74” appeared in the 1880 census of Live Oak County liv­ing in the home of her son-in-law, John S. Dickerson.

Children born to them include:

Susan Goynes born February 3, 1825
William M. Goynes born in 1829
Daniel F. Goynes born in 1831
James B. Goynes born in 1837
Wiley Williamson Goynes, Jr. born in 1839
Augustus Sanders Goynes born June 30, 1840
David D. Goynes born about 1844
Sarah “Sallie” Goynes born in 1849

Susan Goynes, daughter of Wiley Williamson Goynes and Martha Brister Goynes, was born February 3, 1825 in Missis­sippi. She was married about 1845 to James Augustus W. Tindol. Later she was remarried to F. A. Bolgiano. She was married a third time to John S. Dickerson.

They were enumerated in the 1880 census of Live Oak County:

Dickerson, John S. 60
Susan 55, born in MS
James J. 13, born in TX
Goynes, Martha 74, born in KY, mother-in-law”

In 1905 her photograph was printed in connection with a newspaper article about her life:

“The above is a likeness of Mrs. Susan Dickerson of La Para, Texas who has had relatives in every war in which the United States have been involved, and what is more remarkable, she has seen every one of them. Mrs. Dickerson is now in her eightieth year.

In the Revolutionary War her grandfather, James Goynes and his four brothers served. In the War of 1812 her uncle, John Goynes and her mother’s brother, Zidiah Brister served.

In the Texas Revolution two of her uncles, Dan and William Brister served. In the Mexican War she had a husband, James Augustus Tindol and a brother Daniel Goynes.

In the Civil War she had a husband John S. Dickerson who was wounded at Vicksburg, which subsequently caused his death and a son, Ben F. Tindol and six of her brothers.

In the Spanish-American War she had a nephew W. W. Goynes, Jr.

She was born in Lawrence County, Mississippi February 3, 1825; moved with her father W. W. Goynes, Sr. to Kemper County in 1833; married James Augustus Tindol in 1839 and moved to Louisiana in 1849. Tindol died the year they went to Louisiana. In 1852, she was married to F. A. Bolgiano; was divorced from him in 1859 and married J. S. Dickerson in 1860. She moved to Texas in 1856 and back to Louisiana in 1858 and back to Texas in 1865 where she has resided ever since.

By James Augustus Tindol she had three sons, Ben F. Tindol, Dick Tindol and G. W. Tindol. By Francis A. Bolgiano she had two daughters, Mrs. S. E. Ferrell and Mrs. Mattie C. Brister. By J. S. Dickerson she had a son, J. J. Dickerson and a daughter, Mrs. Dollie Maxwell.

She has twenty-five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She has been a member of the Baptist Church for forty-five years. She now lives at La Para in Live Oak County with Mrs. C. W. Maxwell, her youngest daughter. She now draws a Confederate pen­sion of $2.16 per month.”

Margaret Frances Goynes Olson wrote March 17, 2001 to report some errors in the newspaper account

“I am writing to explain some of the typographical errors in the newspaper article about Susan Goynes Tindol Dickerson.

She was born in 1825, so, she could not have meant “her” brothers served in the Revolutionary War, but it should have been the brothers of James Goyne, her grandfather.

Also, the newspaper spelled her maiden name as Gay-nes, but it has always been spelled Goynes along with every person who descended from Wiley Williamson Goynes. His father’s spelling was Goyne, but, it ap-pears to me that every one of the men, up to that time, changed the spelling of their name in some way, when-ever they were married. The “A” should be “O”.

My Grandmother, Ellen E. McMurray-Goynes death record is listed in the Texas State Archives as Gaynes, but, that is the only place I have found it misspelled. Her husband’s tombstone is Goynes.

The Tindol name was also misspelled in the article. George Washington Tindol is the correct spelling.

When she listed her daughters as Mrs. S. E. Ferrell, she was using the initials of her daughters maiden name, Sarah Ella Bolgiano-Ferrell, not C. Bynum Ferrell who she married last. Then Mrs. Mattie C. Brister was Mat-tie C. Bolgiano Brister, wife of Yancy G. Brister. Mat-tie and Yancy were cousins.”

Susan Goynes Tindol Bolgiano Dickerson died after 1905.

Children born to James Augustus Tindol and Susan Goynes Tindol include:

Benjamin Franklin Tindol born about 1842
Richard Tindol born about 1845
George Washington Tindol born about 1850

Children born to F. J. Bolgiano and Susan Goynes Tindol Bol­giano include two daughters:

Mattie Cordelia Bolgiano born about 1854
Sarah Ellen Bolgiano born about 1857

Children born to John S. Dickerson and Susan Goynes Tin­dol Bolgiano Dickerson include:

James J. Dickerson born about 1867
Dollie Dickerson born about 1870

George Washington Tindol, son of James Augustus Tindol and Susan Goynes Tindol, was born about 1850: He was married to his cousin, Susie A. Brister about 1873. They were enumerated in the 1880 census:

“Tindol, George W. 30
Susie A. 28
Mary J. 5
Bankhead, Martha 5

Mary J. Tindol, daughter of George Washington Tindol and Susie A. Brister Tindol, was born about 1875. She was mar­ried about 1894 to Jeff Ponder.

Sarah Ellen Bolgiano, daughter of F. J. Bolgiano and Susan Goynes Tindol Bolgiano, was born about 1857. She was mar­ried about 1875 to James Brister. Later she was remarried to Bynum Ferrell. They lived in Live Oak County in 1905.

Mattie Cordelia Bolgiano, daughter of F. J. Bolgiano and Su­san Goynes Tindol Bolgiano, was born about 1854. She was mar­ried about 1875 to Yancy Goodall Brister. Later she was re­married, husband’s name Maxwell. In 1905 they continued in Live Oak County.

Children born to them include:

Maude Brister born about 1876
Addie Mae Brister born about 1878
Susan Pearl Brister born about 1880
Mattie Ella Brister born about 1883
Cora Brister born about 1885
Dollie Cordelia Brister born about 1888
Minnie Ollie Brister born about 1892
Ben Brister born about 1896
Ivy Belle Brister born about 1900

James J. Dickerson, son of John S. Dickerson and Susan Goynes Tindol Bolgiano Dickerson, was born about 1867 in Live Oak County. He was married about 1881 to Ruth Maxwell, sister to C. W. Maxwell, according to Margaret Frances Goynes Olson .

Dollie Dickerson, daughter of John S. Dickerson and Susan Goynes Tindol Bolgiano Dickerson, was born about 1870 in Live Oak County. She was married to C. W. Maxwell about 1889. In 1905 they lived at La Para.

William M. Goynes, son of Wiley Williamson Goynes and Martha Brister Goynes, was born in Mississippi in 1829. Dur­ing the Civil War he served in a company of engineers. He was a prisoner of war and was paroled at Alexandria, Louisiana June 7, 1865 and returned to his home in Rapides Parish. He was married May 26, 1870 to Mrs. Mary Augusta Dolan O’Rielly, widow of Charles O’Rielly who died November 1, 1868. She was born in County Leitrim, Ireland March 12, 1844.

She died December 29, 1881. William M. Goynes died Febru­ary 11, 1902 and was buried in Goynes Cemetery in Live Oak County.

They were enumerated in the 1880 census of Live Oak County, Gussettville community, precinct 2, Enumeration District 101, page 50:

“Goynes, William 52, born in Mississippi
Mary A. 38, born in Ireland
Mary 12, born in Texas
Augustus T. 9, born in Texas
Sarah B. 7, born in Texas
Margaret C. 5, born in Texas
James L.[?] 3, born in Texas
William W. 6/12 born in Texas”

Children born to William M. Goynes and Mary Augusta Dolan O’Reilly Goynes include:

Augustus Peter “Gus” Goynes born March 10, 1871
Sarah Bridget Goynes born January 10, 1873
Margaret Cecilia Goynes born December 31, 1874
James Irvin Goynes born April 3, 1877
William W. Goynes born about 1880
Charles A. Goynes born December 8, 1881

Augustus Peter “Gus” Goynes, son of William M. Goynes and Mary Augusta Dolan O’Reilly Goynes, was born March 10, 1871 at Oakville, Texas. He was enumerated as a nine-year-old in the 1880 census of his father’s household. He was married January 11, 1899 to Dorothy “Dot” Goynes, a cousin. She was a daughter of Augustus S. Goynes and Ellen Mc­Murray Goynes. Augustus Peter “Gus” Goynes was bitten by a rat­tlesnake on his ranch in Live Oak County, Texas and died Oc­tober 12, 1922. Afterward Dorothy “Dot” Goynes Goynes made her home with her daughter, Alberta “Bertie” Goynes Peebles.

Children born to Augustus Peter “Gus” Goynes and Dorothy “Dot” Goynes Goynes include:

Alberta “Bertie” Goynes born September 25, 1900
James Ervin Goynes born about 1903
Augustus Norman Goynes born December 5, 1906

Alberta “Bertie” Goynes, daughter of Augustus Peter “Gus” Goynes and Dorothy “Dot” Goynes Goynes, was born Septem­ber 25, 1900 in Live Oak County. She was married February 28, 1921 to James Peebles who was born 12, 1894 in Liv­ingston, Texas. They removed to San Antonio, Texas and in 1948 moved to Mission, Texas where he was employed by County of Hidalgo. She worked for HEB Grocery Co. . He died there March 26, 1963, and she removed to Harlingen, Texas. Later she removed to Scroggin, Texas along with her daughter and son-in-law. Alberta “Bertie” Goynes Peebles died there December 8, 1980.

Children born to James Peebles and Alberta “Bertie” Goynes Peebles include:

Thalma Mae Peebles born December 15, 1925

Thalma Mae Peebles, daughter of James Peebles and Al­berta “Bertie” Goynes Peebles, was born December 15, 1925. She was married March 3, 1954 to Jonnie Leon Benton as his sec­ond wife. He was a son of Elbert Lee Benton and Mary Alice Jordan Benton. In 1980 they lived at Scroggin.

James Ervin Goynes, son of Augustus Peter “Gus” Goynes and Dorothy “Dot” Goynes Goynes, was born about 1903. He was killed as a teenager in the explosion of a cotton gin.

Augustus Norman Goynes, son of Augustus Peter “Gus” Goynes and Dorothy “Dot” Goynes Goynes, was born De­cember 5, 1906. He was married about 1938 to Lucille Humphries who was born January 24, 1919. He died De­cember 10, 1964.

Children born to Augustus Norman Goynes and Lucille Humphries Goynes include:

William Dale Goynes born January 20, 1940
Augustus Norman Goynes, Jr. born August 20, 1942

William Dale Goynes, son of Augustus Norman Goynes and Lucille Humphries Goynes, was born January 20, 1940. He drowned August 7, 1960.

Augustus Norman Goynes, Jr, son of Augustus Norman Goynes and Lucille Humphries Goynes, was born August 20, 1942. He was married about 1965 to Shirley Kay Wright who was born August 23, 1946. Shirley Kay Wright Goynes died November 1, 1979.

They adopted a daughter:

Janice Jo Pullin Goynes born about 1970

Sarah Bridget Goynes, daughter of William M. Goynes and Mary A. Dolan O’Rielly Goynes, was born January 10, 1873. She ap­peared at age seven in her father’s household in the 1880 census. She was married July 28, 1893 to Robert Bynum “Bennie” Ferrell, Jr. She died September 2, 1896

Two daughters were born to them:

Mary F. Ferrell born about 1894
Cora Bell Ferrell born about 1896

Margaret Cecilia Goynes, daughter of William M. Goynes and Mary Augusta Dolan O’Reilly Goynes, was born De­cember 31, 1874. She was married September 25, 1894 to L. Alex McKin­ney.

Children born to them include:

Mabel McKinney born about 1895
Lorena McKinney born about 1898
St. Elmo McKinney born about 1902

James Irvin Goynes, son of William M. Goynes and Mary Au­gusta Dolan O’Reilly Goynes, was born April 3, 1877. He was recorded as a three-year-old in the 1880 census of Live Oak County. He was married May 5, 1902 to Laura A. James, sister to Guy James, according to Margaret Frances Goynes Olson. Laura A. James Goynes and her baby died in childbirth in 1904. He died April 12, 1948 and was buried in Gussettville Ceme­tery.

William W. Goynes, son of William M. Goynes and Mary Au­gusta Dolan O’Reilly Goynes, was born about 1880. He lost a leg in the Spanish-American War. He was fitted with a pegleg, attended Baylor University and became a preacher. Margaret Frances Goynes Olson suggests that he removed to Chicago, Illinois. He was buried in Veterans Cemetery in San Diego, California.

Charles A. Goynes, son of William M. Goynes and Mary Au­gusta Dolan O’Reilly Goynes, was born December 8, 1881. He died January 3, 1882.

Daniel F. Goynes, son of Wiley Williamson Goynes and Martha Brister Goynes, was born in 1831 in Mississippi. He, “a mechanic, single” enlisted at age 30, August 2, 1861 in New Orleans in Co. B, First Louisiana [Nelligan’s] Infantry Regi­ment. He lost a leg in the Battle of Gettysburg [Battle of King’s School House June 25, 1862] and was hospitalized at Rich­mond, Virginia. He was discharged from the army June 25, 1862. He died in January 1863.

James B. Goynes, son of Wiley Williamson Goynes and Martha Brister Goynes, was born in 1837 in Mississippi. He, “a mechanic,” unmarried, from Huddleston, Louisiana was enlisted at age 24 August 2, 1861, along with his younger brother, Augustus Sanders Goynes in Company B, First Louisiana [Nelligan’s] Infantry Regiment at New Orleans. He was discharged February 17, 1862 “for disability.” He was recovered by January 1863 and joined his younger brother, David D. Goynes in enlisting in Company G, Second Louisiana Cavalry Regiment. His name appeared on a list of prisoners of war paroled at Alexandria June 3, 1865. He was killed in Camp­bellton, Texas by M. L. Peavey.

Wiley Williamson Goynes, Jr, son of Wiley Williamson Goynes and Martha Brister Goynes, was born in Mississippi in 1839. He enlisted in Co. B, First Louisiana Infantry Regi­ment. He was killed May 11, 1864 in a battle near Lynch­burg, Vir­ginia. He was buried in Lynchburg Cemetery, ac­cording to “Behind the Old Brick Wall” by Evelyn Lee Moore.

Augustus Sanders Goynes, son of Wiley Williamson Goynes and Martha Brister Goynes, was born June 30, 1840 at DeKalb, Mississippi in Kemper County, according to the re­search of Margaret Frances Goynes Olson, a granddaughter of Kingsville, Texas. He, an unmarried farmer, was enlisted at age 18 in Company B, First Louisiana [Nelligan’s] Infantry Regiment in New Orleans August 2, 1861. His military record states that he was in the hospital at Staunton, Virginia in April 1863.

His regiment, under Gen. Robert E. Lee, was surrendered and paroled at Appommattox Courthouse April 10, 1865. On being discharged he returned to his home in Rapides Parish, Louisiana. He was married February 16, 1874 to Ellen Eliz­abeth McMurray in Live Oak County, Texas. She was born October 6, 1853 in San Patricio County, Texas to William McMurray and Bridget Fox McMurray.

They were enumerated in the 1880 census of Live Oak County, Enumeration District 101, page 9, Precinct 1 on June 3, 1880.

“Goynes, Aug S. 40, born in Mississippi, farmer
Ellen 25, born in Texas, Keeping house
Margaret 5, born in Texas, daughter
Dott 3, born in Texas, daughter
Violia 1, born in Texas, daughter”

In 1883 they lived in Presidio County, Texas. In 1884 they lived at Van Horn, Texas. “A. S. Goynes” gave a quit claim deed to J. W. Earnest of Presidio County November 8, 1884 for 640 acres at $640 in Brewster County, Texas, survey 542, Block 8, according to Presidio County Deed Book.

“A. S. Goynes” of Presidio County gave a quit claim deed to Alice T. Preston of Coleman County, Texas November 19, 1885 for $850. The land was located on Section 8, Block 1 of T & P Railroad land according to Presidio County Deed Book 6, pages 587-597.

“A. S. Goynes” gave a warranty deed to James Dawson February 1, 1886 for land in Presidio County for $400 dollars an acre according to Presidio County Deed Book 3, page 406. The land was located in Murphyville, Texas in E/2, Block 32.

“A. S. Goynes, a homesteader, and wife Ellen E. Goynes” of Presidio County granted a quit claim deed to Alice F. Preston March 5, 1886 for land in Presidio County, survey 48, Block 1, for $850 according to Presidio County Deed Book 1, page 131.

“A.S. Goynes and wife Ellen E. Goynes” gave a confirmation deed to Alice F. Preston February 7, 1890 according to Presidio County Deed Book 1, page 434.

“A.S. Goynes and wife Ellen E. Goynes” gave a warranty deed to Emily Stillwell of Brewster County, Texas March 5, 1892 for $75 according to Presidio County Deed Book 3, page 541.

Augustus Sanders Goynes was shot and killed June 30, 1892 on his 52nd birthday in Van Horn by his brother-in-law Francis “Frank” McMurray. Their gunfight was over a fence being built around a water tank that each claimed, according to Margaret Frances Goynes Olson.

Ellen Elizabeth McMurray Goynes died at George West, Texas January 6, 1926, according to Sue Nance of Three Rivers, Texas, a descendant. She was buried in Gussettville Cemetery.

Children born to Augustus Sanders Goynes and Ellen Eliza­beth McMurray Goynes include:

Margaret Ellen Goynes born December 10, 1874
Dorothy “Dot” Goynes [twin] born November 8, 1877
William Goynes [twin] born November 8, 1877
Viola A. Goynes born May 7, 1879
Peter Reagan “Pete” Goynes born April 16, 1881
William Earl Goynes born May 9, 1883
Daniel Goynes born August 14, 1884
Nellie L. Goynes born November 6, 1887
Nettie Maude Goynes born November 11, 1889
John Lee Goynes born June 24, 1891

Margaret Ellen Goynes, daughter of Augustus Sanders Goynes and Ellen Elizabeth McMurray Goynes, was born December 10, 1874. She was married May 6, 1895 to James A. “Long Jim” Gallagher. She died November 18, 1902. Three children were born to them.

Dorothy “Dot” Goynes, twin daughter of Augustus Sanders Goynes and Ellen Elizabeth McMurray Goynes, was born November 8, 1877. She was married January 11, 1899 to Au­gustus Peter “Gus” Goynes, a cousin. He was born about 1871 to William Goynes and Mary A. Dolan O’Rielly Goynes. For details of their lives and descendants, see his section.

William Goynes, twin son of Augustus Sanders Goynes and Ellen Elizabeth McMurray Goynes, was born November 8, 1877. He died four days later. He was buried in Goynes Cemetery, according to Sue Nance.

Viola A. Goynes, daughter of Augustus Sanders Goynes and Ellen Elizabeth McMurray Goynes, was born May 7, 1879. She was married December 26, 1909 to Richard “Dick” Burks, a schoolteacher, according to Margaret Frances Goynes Olson. She died February 9, 1937. Two children were born to them:

Lee “Buster” Burks born about 1912
Lucille Burks born about 1916

Peter Reagan “Pete” Goynes, son of Augustus Sanders Goynes and Ellen Elizabeth McMurray Goynes, was born April 16, 1881. He was married March 28, 1899 to Sarah Jane Chandler. He was remarried to Eva L. McCarthy about 1914. No children were born to Peter Reagan “Pete” Goynes and Eva L. McCarthy Goynes. He died in 1941, and she died in 1943.

Children born to Peter Reagan “Pete” Goynes and Sarah Jane Chandler Goynes include:

George Alfred Goynes born in 1899
Maggie Goynes born about 1903
Maudie Goynes born about 1905
Reagan W. Goynes born about 1908
Nellie Goynes born about 1911

George Alfred Goynes, son of Peter Reagan “Pete” Goynes and Sarah Jane Chandler Goynes, was born in 1899, according to Margaret Frances Goynes Olson. He was married about 1920 to Rosie King who was born in 1904. She died in 1934. He was remarried about 1946 to Inza Parks who was born in 1907.

Children born to George Alfred Goynes and Rosie King Goynes include:

Fred Allen Goynes born in 1921
Lillian Rose Goynes born in 1923
George Alfred Goynes, Jr. born about 1926
Dorothy Irene Goynes born about 1928
Raymond Richard Goynes born about 1931
Charles Melvin “Pee Wee” Goynes born about 1933

Children born to George Alfred Goynes and Inza Parks Goynes include:

Larry Augustus Goynes born in 1948

Fred Allen Goynes, son of George Alfred Goynes and Rosie King Goynes, was born in 1921. He was married about 1946 to Essie Hardesty. Later he was remarried, wife’s name Caroline. Children born to Fred Allen Goynes, Essie Hardesty Goynes and Caroline Goynes are unknown.

Lillian Rose Goynes, daughter of George Alfred Goynes and Rosie King Goynes, was born in 1923. She was married about 1946 to Charles William Goynes, a second cousin who was born in 1912. He was a son of William Earl Goynes..

George Alfred Goynes, Jr, son of George Alfred Goynes and Rosie King Goynes, was born about 1926. He was married about 1949 to Anna Laura Borden.

Children born to George Alfred Goynes, Jr. and Anna Laura Borden Goynes include:

Robert Goynes born about 1951
Danny Goynes born about 1953

Dorothy Irene Goynes, daughter of George Alfred Goynes and Rosie King Goynes, was born in 1927. She was mar­ried about 1947 to James Middlebrooks.

Children born to them include:

James Stanley Middlebrooks born about 1949
Allan Roy Middlebrooks born about 1951
Mitchell Middlebrooks born about 1952
Ronnie Middlebrooks [twin] born about 1953
Bonnie Middlebrooks born about 1953
Lynn Rose Middlebrooks born about 1954
June Ellen Middlebrooks born about 1955
Donia Middlebrooks born about 1956
Mark Middlebrooks born about 1960

Raymond Richard Goynes, son of George Alfred Goynes and Rosie King Goynes, was born about 1931. He was married about 1955 to Caroline Henry. Children born to Raymond Richard Goynes and Caroline Henry Goynes include:

Raymond Richard Goynes, Jr. born about 1957
Paul Goynes born about 1959
Phillip Goynes born about 1961
Christina Goynes born about 1964
Timothy Goynes born about 1967

Charles Melvin “Pee Wee” Goynes, son of George Alfred Goynes and Rosie King Goynes, was born about 1933. He was married about 1950 to Betty Norwood. Children born to Charles Melvin “Pee Wee” Goynes and Betty Norwood Goynes include:

Victoria Lynn “Vicki” Goynes born about 1952
Rhonda Ann Goynes born about 1954
Angela Lee Goynes born about 1955

Larry Augustus Goynes, of George Alfred Goynes and Inza Parks Goynes, was born in 1948. He was married about 1971, wife’s name Evelyn. Children born to Larry Augustus Goynes and Evelyn Goynes include:

Gail Goynes born about 1974

Maggie Goynes, daughter of Peter Reagan “Pete” Goynes and Sarah Jane Chandler Goynes, was born about 1903.

Maudie Goynes, daughter of Peter Reagan “Pete” Goynes and Sarah Jane Chandler Goynes, was born about 1905. She died at age 14 of typhoid fever.

Reagan W. Goynes, son of Peter Reagan “Pete” Goynes and Sarah Jane Chandler Goynes, was born about 1908. He was married about 1930 to Dolly Skinner. He was remarried to Lu­cille Dodie and later was married for the third time, wife’s name Bernice. Children born to Reagan W. Goynes, Dolly Skinner Goynes, Lucille Dodie Goynes and Bernice Goynes are un­known.

Nellie Goynes, daughter of Peter Reagan “Pete” Goynes and Sarah Jane Chandler Goynes, was born about 1911. She was married about 1928 to William Dewey McBride. Later she was re­married to Loyd Martin.

Children born to them include:

Doris McBride born in 1929
Barbara McBride born in 1933

William Earl Goynes, son of Augustus Sanders Goynes and Ellen Elizabeth McMurray Goynes, was born May 9, 1883 at Gussettville. He was married about 1906 to Anna Hender­son. In 1924, he was remarried to Rose Sexton. He died November 26, 1952.

Children born to William Earl Goynes and Anna Henderson Goynes include:

Joseph Albert Goynes born about 1908
Patrick Henry Goynes born about 1910
Helen Fredonia Goynes born in 1911
Charles William Goynes born about 1912
Clara Mae Goynes born about 1915
Cecil Raymond Goynes born in 1917

Children born to William Earl Goynes and Rose Sexton Goynes include:

Lawrence Goynes born in 1927
Peter Augustus Goynes born about 1928

Joseph Albert Goynes, son of William Earl Goynes and Anna Henderson Goynes, was born about 1908. He was married about 1931 to Rae Parker. Children born to Joseph Albert Goynes and Rae Parker Goynes are unknown.

Patrick Henry Goynes, son of William Earl Goynes and Anna Henderson Goynes, was born about 1910. He was married about 1933 to Dorothy Cornelius. Of Patrick Henry Goynes and Dorothy Cornelius Goynes nothing more is known.

Helen Fredonia Goynes, daughter of William Earl Goynes and Anna Henderson Goynes, was born in 1911. She was married about 1933 to Charles Stanley Austen.

Children born to them include:

Charles R. Austen born in 1935
Ann Rose Austen born in 1939
Helen Ruth Austen born in 1942
Charles Stanley Austen, Jr. born in 1943

Charles William Goynes, son of William Earl Goynes and Anna Henderson Goynes, was born about 1912. He was mar­ried about 1936 to Lillian Rose Goynes. Children born to Charles William Goynes and Lillian Rose Goynes Goynes are unknown.

Clara Mae Goynes, daughter of William Earl Goynes and Anna Henderson Goynes, was born about 1915. She was married about 1936 to Herman Clyde Mauch. He died in 1978.

Children born to them include:

Herman Clyde Mauch, Jr. born in 1951
Betty Mae Mauch born in 1953
Mamie Ann Mauch born in 1956
Vickie Lou Mauch born in 1957
Tom Earl Mauch born in 1959

Cecil Raymond Goynes, son of William Earl Goynes and Anna Henderson Goynes, was born in 1917. He was married about 1946 to Mary Ann Bering who was also born in 1917. Chil­dren born to Cecil Raymond Goynes and Mary Ann Bering Goynes include:

Robert Mitchell Goynes born in 1948
James Allan Goynes born in 1949
Thomas Anthony Goynes born in 1950
Mary Louise Goynes born in 1952
Samuel Lee Goynes born in 1954

Lawrence Goynes, son of William Earl Goynes and Rose Sex­ton Goynes, was born in 1925. He died in 1959 unmar­ried.

Peter Augustus Goynes, son of William Earl Goynes and Rose Sexton Goynes, was born about 1928. He died in in­fancy.

Daniel Goynes, son of Augustus Sanders Goynes and Ellen Elizabeth McMurray Goynes, was born at Van Horn August 14, 1884. He was married October 6, 1919 at Gussettville to Annie Mae Lewis, daughter of John Steven Lewis and Annie Belle McKinney Lewis of Live Oak County. She was born there May 10, 1899. Margaret Frances Goynes Olson wrote, “My parents were third cousins. Mother was descended from Ellen ‘Nellie’ Fox Dolan, and Daddy was descended from Bridget “Biddy” Fox McMurray who was her sister.”

Daniel Goynes died at George West May 17, 1954, and An­nie Mae Lewis Goynes died there August 28, 1956. They were buried in Gussettville Cemetery.

Children born to them include:

Mary Bernice “Bee” Goynes born in 1920
Nellie Bernadine Goynes born in 1922
Alfred Daniel Goynes born in 1924
Loretta Mae Goynes born in 1926
John Daniel Goynes born about 1928
Augustus Stephen Goynes born April 6, 1930
Annie Louise Goynes born in 1933
Alice Theresa Goynes born about 1934
Margaret Frances Goynes born Sept. 1, 1935
William Leo Goynes born in 1937
John Lee Goynes born in 1

Mary Bernice “Bee” Goynes, daughter of Daniel Goynes and Annie Mae Lewis Goynes, was born in 1920. She was mar­ried about 1936 to Vestal Byron Odom.

Children born to them include:

Byron Allen Odom born in 1938
Kenneth Lee Odom born about 1940
Loyd Daniel Odom born about 1942
Mary Ann Odom born about 1943
Walter Alfred Odom born about 1944
James Rocky Odom born about 1946
Vesta Bernice Odom born about 1949
Theresa Louise Odom born about 1952
William Carie Odom born about 1955
Thomas Michael Odom born about 1958
Margaret Clara Odom born about 1961

Nellie Bernadine Goynes, daughter of Daniel Goynes and An­nie Mae Lewis Goynes, was born in 1922. She was mar­ried about 1942 to Alonzo Joseph Gregorczyk who was born in 1911.

Children born to them include:

Alvina Mae Gregorczyk born in 1944
John Raymond Gregorczyk born about 1946
Alice Frances Gregorczyk born in 1947
Mary Jane Gregorczyk born in 1949
Richard Daniel Gregorczyk born about 1950
Cynthia Ann Gregorczyk born about 1952
Lonnie Joe Gregorczyk born in 1960

Alfred Daniel Goynes, son of Daniel Goynes and Annie Mae Lewis Goynes, was born in 1924 and died in 1927.

Loretta Mae Goynes, daughter of Daniel Goynes and Annie Mae Lewis Goynes, was born in 1926. She was married about 1945 to Howard F. “Mutt” Crawford.

Children born to them include:

Annie Bell Crawford born about 1947
John Crawford born about 1948
Howard Crawford born about 1949
Patricia Irene Crawford born about 1951
Clarence Daniel Crawford born about 1953
Dennis Lynn Crawford born about 1955
Tim Leo Crawford born about 1957
Charles Crawford born about 1960
Barbara Crawford born about 1963
Phillip Crawford born about 1966
Shirley Crawford born about 1969
Gary Crawford born about 1972

John Daniel Goynes, son of Daniel Goynes and Annie Mae Lewis Goynes, was born about 1928. He was married to Miss Jeannie LaVonne Ellis Ludewig October 31, 1949, according to Live Oak County Marriage Book 4, page 476. She was born in 1932. They resided in George West, Texas in 1972, according to the Live Oak County taxpayer list.

Children born to John Daniel Goynes and Jeannie LaVonne Ellis Ludewig Goynes include:

John Daniel Goynes, Jr. born April 16, 1952
Rebecca Diane “Becky” Goynes born May 17, 1954
Kathy Jean Goynes born Sept. 25, 1955
Bridget M’liss Goynes born July 18, 1957
Elizabeth Elaine Goynes born Feb. 13, 1959
Stephen William Goynes born August 17, 1960
Michael Wade Goynes born April 27, 1963

John Daniel Goynes, Jr, son of John Daniel Goynes and Jeannie LaVonne Ellis Ludewig Goynes, was born April 16, 1952 in Bee County, Texas, according to BVS File 65712.

He was married in 1980 Joseph Ann Zuch. Three children were born to John Daniel Goynes, Jr. and Joseph Ann Zuch Goynes:

John Daniel Goynes III born in February 1982
Daniel Ernst Goynes born February 10, 1983
Faith Paige Goynes born October 11, 1986

John Daniel Goynes III, son of John Daniel Goynes, Jr. and Joseph Ann Zuch Goynes, was born in February 1982. He died at birth.

Daniel Ernst Goynes, son of John Daniel Goynes, Jr. and Joseph Ann Zuch Goynes, was born February 10, 1983.

Faith Paige Goynes, daughter of John Daniel Goynes, Jr. and Joseph Ann Zuch Goynes, was born October 11, 1986.

Rebecca Diane “Becky” Goynes, daughter of John Daniel Goynes and Jeannie LaVonne Ellis Ludewig Goynes, was born May 17, 1954. She was married in 1972 to Gordon Jesse Hamrick II. They were divorced about 1980. She was remarried to Edward Stancik in 1990.

Three children were born to them.

Blanche Marie Hamrick born in 1972
Grace Edith Hamrick born in 1975
Thomas Paul Jamrick born in December 1985

Kathy Jean Goynes, daughter of John Daniel Goynes and Jeannie LaVonne Ellis Ludewig Goynes, was born September 25, 1955. She was married about 1974 to Rodney William Kolb.

Children born to them include:

Justin Howard Kolb born in 1975
Kallie Kathleen Kolb born in 1978

Bridget M’Liss Goynes, daughter of John Daniel Goynes and Jeannie LaVonne Ellis Ludewig Goynes, was born July 18, 1957. She was married in 1975 to David Harris. Later she was remarried to Jimmie Eichman.

Children born to them include:

Shannon Lee Harris born in 1977
Jared Daniel Harris born in 1979
Jimmie Eichman, Jr. born about 1983

Elizabeth Elaine Goynes, daughter of John Daniel Goynes and Jeannie LaVonne Ellis Ludewig Goynes, was born in 1959. She was married May 24, 1980 to Douglas Clyde Wallek.

Children born to them include:

Megan Ann Wallek born April 9, 1982
Lucas Clyde Wallek born August 22, 1984
Elizabeth LaVonne Wallek born June 23, 1988

Stephen William Goynes, son of John Daniel Goynes and Jeannie LaVonne Ellis Ludewig Goynes, was born August 17, 1960. He was married about 1986 to Margaret Allison “Maggie” Murphy. They were divorced in 1990, and he was remarried to Patricia Perez Haynes in May 1996.

A daughter was born to Stephen William Goynes and Maggie Murphy Goynes:

Millie Mae Goynes born in April 1986

Children born to Stephen William Goynes and Patricia Perez Haynes Goynes include:

Patrick William Goynes born in January 1997

Michael Wade Goynes, son of John Daniel Goynes and Jeannie LaVonne Ellis Ludewig Goynes, was born April 27, 1963. He was married to Yolanda Perez in December 2000. Of Michael Wade Goynes and Yolanda Perez Goynes nothing more is known.

Stephen Augustus Goynes, son of Daniel Goynes and Annie Mae Lewis Goynes, was born about 1930. He was married about 1953 to Betty Joyce Casey. He died of cancer in 1990.

Children born to them include:

Betty Lou Goynes born about 1955
Brenda Joyce Goynes born about 1957
Beverly Ann Goynes born about 1960
Stephen Augustus Goynes, Jr. born about 1963

Betty Lou Goynes, daughter of Stephen Augustus Goynes and Betty Joyce Casey Goynes, was born about 1955. She died as an infant.

Brenda Joyce Goynes, daughter of Stephen Augustus Goynes and Betty Joyce Casey Goynes, was born about 1957. She was married about 1975, husband’s name Davis. One child was born to them:

Gina Davis born about 1978

Beverly Ann Goynes, daughter of Stephen Augustus Goynes and Betty Joyce Casey Goynes, was born about 1960. She was married about 1980 to William Edward Tope. Both were killed in an automobile accident.

Stephen Augustus Goynes, Jr., son of Stephen Augustus Goynes and Betty Joyce Casey Goynes, was born about 1963.

Annie Louise Goynes, daughter of Daniel Goynes and Annie Mae Lewis Goynes, was born about 1932. She was married about 1951 to William Douglas Mundine.

Children born to them include:

William Douglas Mundine, Jr. born about 1953
Joseph Lee Mundine born about 1956
Darla Ann Mundine born about 1959

Alice Theresa Goynes, daughter of Daniel Goynes and Annie Mae Lewis Goynes, was born in 1933. She was married about 1953 to Kenneth Wayne Stolte.

Children born to them include:

William Edward Stolte born in 1954
Robert Daniel Stolte born in 1956
Marilyn Jean Stolte born in 1957
Edward Lee Stolte born in 1959
Kenneth Wayne Stolte, Jr. born in 1961
Tracie Marie Stolte born in 1963
John Patrick Stolte born in 1967

Margaret Frances Goynes, daughter of Daniel Goynes and An­nie Mae Lewis Goynes, was born September 1, 1935 in Live Oak County, Texas. She was married October 2, 1955 to John Norris Olson, Jr. who was born April 29, 1931 in Kleberg County, Texas to John Norris Olson and Anna Belle Large Ol­son. In 1957 they lived in Kingsville, Texas and then moved to San Antonio the following year. Later they moved to Mission, Texas.

In 1991 they lived in Corpus Christi, Texas and in 1993 at Kingsville, Texas.

Children born to them include:

Lena Gaylene Olson born July 5, 1956

Lena Gaylene Olson, daughter of John Norris Olson, Jr. and Margaret Frances Goynes Olson, was born July 5, 1956 at Ft. Polk, Louisiana. She was married March 31, 1979 at Las Ve­gas, Nevada to R. Jay Hupp who was born in Kentucky March 17, 1947 to Robert Elmer Hupp and Lillian Genaviee Johnston Hupp. He died in 1983, and she was remarried to Ross Dunkerly Pooley who was born in 1937. In 1993 they lived in Kingwood, Texas.

William Leo Goynes, son of Daniel Goynes and Annie Mae Lewis Goynes, was born in Live Oak County in 1937. He was married about 1963 to Lovis Gail Tyer who was also born in 1937.

Children born to William Leo Goynes and Lovis Gail Tyer Goynes include:

Lisa Marie Goynes born in 1965
Laura Lea Goynes born in 1967

John Lee Goynes, son of Daniel Goynes and Annie Mae Lewis Goynes, was born in 1939. He lived one day.

August Stephen Goynes, son of Daniel Goynes was born April 6, 1930. He died of cancer in 1989.

Nellie L. Goynes, daughter of Augustus Sanders Goynes and Ellen Elizabeth McMurray Goynes, was born November 6, 1887 at Van Horn. She died unmarried July 6, 1909 of a fever.

Nettie Maude Goynes, daughter of Augustus Sanders Goynes and Ellen Elizabeth McMurray Goynes, was born in November 1889 at Van Horn. She was married February 1, 1911 to Thomas Francis Nance who was born in 1887. In 1884 they lived at George West. He died in 1962, and she died June 2, 1963.

Eight children were born to them.

Felix Alvin Nance born about 1913
Daniel Oliver Nance born about 1915
Katie Laura Nance born about 1917
James Lortis Nance born about 1920
Nellie Mae Nance born about 1922
Thomas Francis Nance, Jr. born about 1925
Andrew Stafford Nance born about 1928
Mary Margaret Nance born about 1931

John Lee Goynes, son of Augustus Sanders Goynes and Ellen Elizabeth McMurray Goynes, was born June 24, 1891 at Van Horn. He was married June 30, 1913 to Lora McKin­ney. He died November 8, 1937. She died in 1978

Children born to John Lee Goynes and Lora McKinney Goynes include:

William Howard Goynes born in 1914
Lonnie Lee Goynes born in 1920
Michael Thomas Goynes born in 1923
Roybell “Ike” Goynes born in 1924

William Howard Goynes, son of John Lee Goynes and Lora McKinney Goynes, was born in 1914. He was married about 1937 to Florence Hawkins. Children born to William Howard Goynes and Florence Hawkins Goynes include:

Richard Lee Goynes born in 1941

Richard Lee Goynes, son of William Howard Goynes and Flo­rence Hawkins Goynes, was born in 1941. He was mar­ried about 1962 to Rilla Lee Cook.

Children born to Richard Lee Goynes and Rilla Lee Cook Goynes include:

Thomas Lee Goynes born in 1964
John Michael Goynes born in 1965
Jack Montgomery Goynes born in 1967

Lonnie Lee Goynes, son of John Lee Goynes and Lora McKin­ney Goynes was born in 1920. He was married about 1946 to Marie Quinn. Marie Quinn Goynes was drowned.

Michael Thomas Goynes, son of John Lee Goynes and Lora McKinney Goynes, was born in 1923. He was married about 1946 to Henrietta Bartha. Michael Thomas Goynes and Henrietta Bartha Goynes were killed in 1966.

Children born to them include:

Sandra Kay Goynes born in 1947

Sandra Kay Goynes, daughter of Michael Thomas Goynes and Henrietta Bartha Goynes, was born in 1947. She was married about 1965 to Mike Malone. They were divorced.

Children born to them include:

Stacy Malone born in 1966

Roybell “Ike” Goynes, son of John Lee Goynes and Lora McKinney Goynes, was born in 1924. He was married about 1947 to Myra Hatfield. He was remarried to Ina J. Bishop. Children born to Roybell “Ike” Goynes, Myra Hatfield Goynes and Ina J. Bishop Goynes are unknown.

David D. Goynes, son of Wiley Williamson Goynes and Martha Brister Goynes, was born about 1844 in Mississippi. He was enlisted, at about age 18, in Company G, Second Louisiana Cavalry Regiment in January 1863. “Pvt. D. D. Goynes” appeared on a roll of prisoners of war who were paroled at Alexandria, Louisiana June 3, 1865. He was “killed in Powderhorn on Joe Collins ranch,” according to Margaret Frances Goynes Olson.

Pvt. A. Goynes, Company C, Twenty-seventh Infantry Regi­ment, unidentified, was listed in a group of prisoners of paroled at Alexandria June 3, 1865. He also showed his resi­dence at Natchitoches.

Sarah “Sallie” Goynes, daughter of Wiley Williamson Goynes and Martha Brister Goynes, was born in 1849 in Mississippi. She was married about 1870 to Daniel Jasper “Jap” Brister, ac­cording to Atascosa County, Texas marriage records. She died in Live Oak County in childbirth along with her baby. He was remarried to Margaret Frances McMurray, sister to Ellen Elizabeth McMurray Goynes, according to Sue Ryan Nance.

Virginia R. Kerr, Foundation Editorial Boardmember of Mc­Comb, Mississippi has researched the life of Wiley W. Goynes who was born June 24, 1824. He was married about 1847 to Elizabeth Dykes who was born November 24, 1828. Elizabeth Dykes died April 3, 1880 and was buried in Pine Grove Methodist Church Cemetery, according to “St. Helena Parish, Louisiana Cemeteries.” Wiley W. Goynes died August 10, 1897 and was buried beside his wife. Mrs. Kerr has sought documentation to show that Wiley W. Goynes was a son of Daniel C. Goins who was married [1] to Milberry “Milly” Bryant Lee and [2] to Louisiana Kenady.
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Bryan Goyne, believed to be a son of Mary Goyne and brother to James Goyne, was born about 1757, probably in Mecklen­burg County. “Bryan Gowran” served in the Revolutionary War as a soldier in the Virginia Continental Line. He received Final Settlement Certificate No. 78704 in the amount of $123.30 for his services in a Virginia regiment. Final Settle­ment Certificates were issued between 1783 and 1785 to sol­diers for back pay that the Continental Congress could not raise.

Apparently his name was changed to “Gowan.” “Bryant Gowan,” Revolutionary soldier from Virginia, received Mili­tary Land Warrant No. 1048 June 24, 1783 for 200 acres of land in Kentucky. “Bryan Gowron” who appeared in “Capt. Heth’s Independent Co” had enlisted as a private “for the period of the war.”

“Bryan Gowan” appeared in Virginia State Archives’ “Index of Revolutionary Soldiers.” He was shown in the rosters of the Seventh Continental Line as “Bryan Gowran,” “Bryan Gowrin” and “Bryan Gowrine.”

According to Virginia Continental Line records, he was eligi­ble for a Virginia land grant, but as of January 16, 1828, he had not applied for it.

“Bryan Gowran” was issued a land claim in Mississippi, according to Deed Record Book 5, page 371.

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Velma S. Brassell Beuerle, 3317 Clairmont St, Flint, MI, 48503,
Charles Eugene Blakeley, 211 Gatewood Circle West, Burleson, TX, 76028
Sammy Craig Duncan, 2107 Division, Greenville, TX, 75401
Carl Blache Gowen, 17814 Ridgetop Dr, Houston, TX, 77090, 281/893-4570
Col. Carroll Heard Goyne, 10019 Canterbury Drive, Shreve­port, LA, 71106
Elbert & Joan Goyne, 3812 49th St, Lubbock, TX, 79413, 806/795-5041
Evelyn Sandifer Hall, 4319 Colonial Drive, Shreveport, LA, 71119, 318/636-3191
Iva Hunneycutt, 1607 Fowler, Irving, TX, 75061.
Timothy Dean Hudson, 3400 S. Evans St, #C, Greenville, NC, 27034, 010/355-5750
Reba Goins Jones, 120 Sr. Citizen Dr, #20, DeRidder, LA, 70634
Virginia R. Kerr, 5098 Gibson Rd, McComb, MS, 39648
Tommy Knox, 2319 Blanton, San Antonio, TX, 78209, 512/822-3427
Nelda Faye Gass Liles, 1069 Collins Rd, Natchitoches, LA, 71457, 318/357-8758,
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Sandra Loridans, Apartado Postal 844, 45900 Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico,
Pamala Hearne McCunn, 7414 Matranga, Hitchcock, TX, 77563
Margaret Frances Goynes Olson, 303 E. Hoffman, Kingsville, TX, 78363, 512/592-4665
Gwen Caldwell Quickell, Box 868, Lake Jackson, TX, 77566
Cynthia Hudson Reed, 1752 Willowbrook Lane, Simi Valley, CA, 93065, 805/581-1306
John A. Sands, 6144 N. 12th Road, Arlington, VA, 22205
Eva Smith, Route 1, Box 449, Jena, LA, 71342
Casey L. Stafford, 600½ South Silver, Deming, NM, 88030
Jane J. Williams, 60 Porter’s Chapel Road, Vicksburg, MS, 39180

Thomas Gowen, [John4, William3, Thomas2, Mihil1] re­garded as the son of John Gowen and Mary Keife Gowen, was born about 1732, probably in Stafford County. He was brought to Lunenburg County by his parents while a teenager. He may have been the “second tithable” taxed in his father’s household in 1748 in the list of Lewis Deloney and in 1751 in the list of Richard Witton.

Joseph Gowen, [John4, William3, Thomas2, Mihil1] son of John Gowen and Mary Keife Gowen, was born about 1735 in Stafford County.

On October 8, 1754 Joseph Gowen and William Gowen ap­peared in a militia company commanded by Capt. John Sallis in Granville County. The company was part of a regiment commanded by Col. William Eaton. The two also appeared on the company’s muster roll dated September 5, 1755, according to “Colonial Granville County and Its People” by Ray:

The company commanded by Capt. Sollis included 90 men:

“John SALLIS, Captain
George MORRIS, Lieutenant.
James MITCHEL, Ensign

1. William HOWLET, Sgt.
2. Wm. HOLLYMAN, Sgt
3. Richard HARRIS, Sgt
4. Wm HICKS, Corpl.
5. Wm JORDAN, Corpl.
6. Henry JORDAN, Corpl.
7. Thoms MORRIS, Corpl.
8. Thomas NEWBY, Corpl.
9. George KING, Drummer
10. John CRAVEN, Drummer

11. Thomas BRADFORD
12. James BANDY
13. Robert BANDY
14. Jacob PERRY
15. Henry DAY, Jr.
16. Simon DAY
17. Jeremiah FRAZIER
18. Thomas CHRISTIAN
19. David MITCHEL
20. Wm MOORE, Jr.
21. Henry HOWARD
22. Nathaniel HOLLY
23. Wm HOLLEY
24. Enoch RENTFROW
25. Lewis THOMAS
26. Lewis EDWARDS
27. John SMITH
28. Joseph MOORE
29. John BAINS
30. Richard ROBERTS
31. Richard ROBERTS, JR.
32. John THOMASON
33. James KNOTT
34. John KNOTT
35. Martin WHEELER
36. John HOWARD
37. David HOWARD
38. Solomon HOWARD
39. Anthony GARNET
40. Timothy CARTER
41. Samuel CARTER
42. John STOVALL
43. John STOVALL, Jr.
44. Bartholomew STOVALL
45. Jeremiah CLAYTON
46. William CLAYTON
47. William GOWEN
48. John GALLIMORE
49. Jesse PARKER
50. John OSBORN
51. Wm CRAGG
52. Jonathan BARRET
53. James HEMBRY
54. Robert GLIDEWELL
55. Wm MANUS
56. Groves HOWARD
57. John JOHNSTON
58. Francis KING
59. Thomas KING, Jr.
60. Christopher OSBORN
61. Sherwood HARRIS
62. Johnathan WHITE, Jr.
63. George JORDAN, Jr.
64. Henry FEGAN
65. John PARISH
66. William FERGUSON
67. James REEVES
68. Harris GUILLAM
69. Edward LOYD
70. Robert GILLEY
71. William GILLEY
72. Mathew McKENNY
73. Claiborn HARRIS
74. David PARISH
75. James FERGUSON
76. John YANCEY
77. Bartlet YANCEY
78. Joseph GOWEN
79. John CRAGG
80. James ROBERTS, Jr.
81. Osborn HEDGPETH
82. John SIMMONS
83. Christopher HARRIS
84. Benjamin SIMMONS
85. Joshua NOGINS
86. Bartlet SHEPARDSON
87. Lewis ANDERSON
88. Wm BASS
89. George ANDERSON
90. George PETTIFORD “

In the 1755 tax list he was recorded as “one black poll.” Joseph Gowen was tried for theft, according to “Colonial Granville County and Its People.” In connection with a patent issued to his brother, James Gowen, November 29, 1760, Joseph Gowen assisted in the survey and signed the surveyor’s notes.

“Joseph Going of Granville County” received a patent De­cember 1, 1760 for 680 acres in St. John’s Parish “on both sides of Taylor’s Creek adjoining Nevel’s line, Mill’s line, Ballenger’s line, McGehee’s line, Ford’s line and Parker’s line” from the Earl of Granville for “ten shillings sterling,” ac­cording to Granville County Deed Book E, page 143. It had been surveyed May 21, 1760, according to Surveyor’s Book 11, page 367.

Joseph Gowen, born in Charles City County, son of Edward Gowen, Jr, is also shown as the owner of this land. Additional research is needed to delineate between the two Josephs. They were third cousins, both being great-great-grandsons of Mihil Gowen.

On November 29, 1760, he was a witness to the survey of a patent for James Gowen, and on December 2, 1760 he was a witness to two patents surveyed for William Gowen.

“Joseph Gowing of Granville County” sold 680 acres on both sides of Taylor’s Creek “at Mill’s line, Nevill’s line, Ballenger’s line, McGehee’s line and Parker’s line” to Thomas Pearson August 11, 1761 for “£50 current money of Virginia,” according to Granville County Deed Book D, page 253. Ben Pearson and James Pearce witnessed the transaction.

“Joseph Gowen & John Moore” were listed as taxpayers in 1762 in County Line District of Granville County, according to “North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal,” August 1986 volume, page 156. “William Gowin & William Gowin, Jr.” appeared in the same tax list, page 157.

Joseph Gowen, William Gowen and John Gowen were in­cluded in a jury panel in May 1765, according to Granville County Court records.

“Joseph Gowin” paid tax on “two white polls,” according to the 1771 tax list of Granville County. “Joseph Gown” later deeded property to Isaac Winfree, according to Granville County Deed Book H, page 359.

James Gowen [John4, William3, Thomas2, Mihil1], son of son of John Gowen and Mary Keife Gowen, was born about 1738 in Stafford County. Of this individual nothing more is known.

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William Gowen, [William3, Thomas2, Mihil1] son of William Gowen and Catherine Gowen, was born about 1712 in Stafford County. About 1733 he was married, wife’s name Sarah, according to “Southern Lineages.” Adeline Evans Wynn implied that the maiden name of Sarah Gowen was Allen. Dr. Virginia Easley DeMarce, president of the National Genealogical Society and a descendant of William Gowen, points to a need for better documentation of this marriage. Dr. DeMarce, a member of Gowen Research Foundation, reports that some connections of the Allan/Allen/Allin family were mulattos.

The Allans moved along with the Gowens southwesterly and also made an intermediate stop in Granville County. The families of “Daniel Allin, Sr, William Allin and Joseph Allin” were recorded in the first census in District 96, Spartan­burg County, according to “Heads of Families, South Carolina, 1790.”

William Gowen was identified as a planter in Brunswick County, Virginia in 1747. He was fined and required to post bond there to guarantee his good behavior, “having behaved himself in a very disorderly, indecent and contemptuous man­ner to the court.”

William Going “of Granville County” received a deed from Robert Jones, Jr, “attorney.” of Surry County, Virginia to 910 acres on both sides of Grassy Creek near the Virginia state line for £25 March 5, 1750, according to Granville County Deed Book A, page 343. In March 1755, William Going was sued by Robert Jones for “trespass,” according to Granville County Court records.

William Gowen and his family was taxed as “white” in the early tax lists of Granville County. In 1751 he was taxed on “2 tithes in the company of Samuel Handerson.” He was “fined for trespass” in Granville County Court December 3, 1754.

On October 8, 1754 William Gowen and Joseph Gowen ap­peared in a militia company commanded by Capt. John Sallis in Granville County. The company was part of a regiment com­manded by Col. William Eaton. The two appeared on the com­pany’s muster roll dated September 5, 1755, according to “Colonial Granville County and Its People” by Ray.

Refer­ence is also made to the military ser­vice of William Gowen in “North Carolina Colonial Records” by Clarke. It is believed that William Gowen had other pe­riods of mili­tary service for which he was granted land.

In 1755 he received three land grants from the Earl of Granville, according to Granville County Deed Book B, pages 440, 447 and 448. He was included in the Granville County tax list for 1755 which listed 6,000 taxpay­ers. The entry read, “William Going and son, Joseph, no slaves.”

A charge of tres­passing was filed against “William Gowen” December 17, 1755 by William Eaton, Jr, accord­ing to “Court Minutes of Granville County, North Carolina” by Zoe Har­gett Gwynn. On March 1, 1757 he was sued by Charles Trumbull.

On June 7, 1757 “Edward Gowen, Joseph Gowen, William Gowen and John Gowen” were sued by Robert Parks, according to the court minutes. On September 6, 1757 a suit was filed by Charles Turnbull against “William Gowen, James Boyd and W. M. Gowen.” In 1758 he paid for “2 white polls” for himself “and son William” in the tax list of James Yancey.

On June 9, 1758, “William Gowen” deeded 452 acres, “being part of 910 acres on both sides of Grassy Creek where William Allen now dwells, which Gowen patented” to William Allen, “late of the County of Hanover in Virginia” for “£80, money of Virginia,” according to Granville County Deed Book C, page 469. Sarah Gowen relinquished her dower rights, and her ac­knowledgement was taken by Philemon Hawkins. Witnesses were John Bowie and John Knight.

On the same date “William Gowen” deeded 452 acres to Drury Allen “of Lunenburg County, Virginia” to 452 acres on Grassy Creek for “£80, Virginia money,” according to the following page in the deed book. Witnesses again were John Bowie and Jonathan Knight. Sarah Gowen relinquished her dower rights, and her acknowledgement was taken by Philemon Hawkins.

The Gowen family, the Allen family and the Easley family all resided in Granville County as contemporaries, according to “Colonial Granville County and Its People.”

On February 6, 1760, “William Gowen, planter of Granville County,” received a patent for 650 acres “adjoining Charles Harris on Spring Branch” near the head of Dogwood Branch in St. Johns Parish, according to Granville County Deed Book E, page 440. On December 2, 1760, he received a companion patent for 667 acres “adjoining Johnson’s line and Stovall’s line” in St. John’s Parish, according to Granville County Deed Book E, page 448. “James Gowine” was a “sworn chain carrier on the surveys, and Joseph Gowen was a witness.

In 1761, William Gowen paid taxes on “two white polls, for himself and son, James” in County Line District in the list of Larkin Thompson. William Gowen sold 640 acres of his land October 4, 1762, according to Granville County Deed Book F, page 382.

“William Gowin and William Gowin, Jr.” were listed as tax­payers in 1762 in Granville County, according to “North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal,” August 1986, page 157. “Joseph Gowen and John Moore” were listed in the same edition, page 156.

William Gowen received a patent to 640 acres in Granville County “on both sides of Spewmarrow Creek, adjoining Allen’s line,” February 6, 1762, according to Surveyor’s Book 11, page 367. William Allen, Jr. was the “sworn chain car­rier.” “William Gowin” sold the section of land October 4, 1762 to James Smith for £50, according to Granville County Deed Book F, page 382.

William Gowen, Joseph Gowen and John Gowen were in­cluded in a jury panel in May 1765, according to Granville County Court minutes.

On August 7, 1765 “William Gowing of Granville County deeded 350 acres “to loving son Joseph Gowing,” according to Granville County Deed Book H, page 28-29. Zoe Hargett Gwynn, in her book, “Kinfolks of Granville County, North Carolina, 1765-1826,” records the date of the deed as August 7, 1763, however Deed Book H apparently began with transactions recorded in 1765. A sheriff’s sale took another 350 acres of his land for debt February 5, 1767, according to Granville County Deed Book H, page 226.

“William Gowin” appeared as the head of a household in the tax list of 1769 for Granville County. He paid a tax on “one white poll,” according to Zoe Hargett Gwynn. “William Go­ing” received a deed from Walter Ownbey, according to Granville County Deed Book M, page 91.

“Southern Lineages” suggests that William Gowen lived in the Pee Dee area of South Carolina for a few years following his residence in Granville County.

William Gowen apparently moved to District 96, South Car­olina to take up land there which had been granted to him in December 1774, awarded very likely for his North Carolina military service. At one time North Carolina claimed all of the land in South Carolina that lay north of the Catawba River. Later the boundary dispute was settled, and South Carolina opted to honor the North Carolina land grants in its territory.

“William Gowen, Sr. was granted 396 acres on the Sink Hole Fork of the Middle Tyger River, according to Spartanburg County Deed Book A, page 109.

Possession of the land was fiercely disputed by the Cherokees. Many settlers were killed and scalped before the Indians were driven out. The Indians finally ceded the northwestern tip of the state to South Carolina in the Apex Cession May 20, 1777. His land there was located on the south fork of the Pacolet River, “bounded on all sides by vacant land,” according to Greenville County, South Carolina Deed Book 34, page 286.

William Gowen [more likely his son William Gowen] served 50 days of military duty under the command of his son Capt. [later Major] John “Buck” Gowen during the Revolutionary War, according to Frank Maxwell Gowen, Gowen re­searcher of Phoenix, Arizona. He located a voucher for the militia duty in the South Carolina Archives:

“Mr. William Goyen, his Acct. of 50 Days Duty in the Militia in 1782 Amotg. to £3:11:5 Stlg, Three Pounds, Eleven Shillings, Five Pence Sterling.”

The State of South Carolina granted 394 acres on Sink Hole Fork of the Middle Tyger River to William Gowen May 21, 1782. The land was surveyed for him May 26, 1782, and the surveyor noted that it lay “east of land laid out to Edmund Bearden and bounded on all other sides by vacant land.” This land was later willed to Ann Gowen Easley, his daughter. The adjoining land of Edmund Bearden was later acquired by his nephew, Maj. John “Buck” Gowen.

William Gowen wrote his will March 10, 1785, more fully aware of the dangers in the new territory which was being ferociously disputed by the Indians of the region. The will named only his wife, Sarah Gowen, his son, John “Buck” Gowen and his daughter, Ann Gowen Easley. His other children were not mentioned in the will, probably because they then did not live near him in the Apex section.

The will read:

“In the name of God, Amen: I William Gowen of Ninety Six District in the State of South Carolina, planter, being in a low state of health, but of perfect mind and memory and calling to mind the Immortality of my Soul and That it is appointed for all men once to Die, Do make and ordain this my Last Will & Testament in manner & form following.

“1st. I recommend my soul into the hand of Him who gave it & my Body to Be Buried in a Christian Like manner at the Discretion of Executors.

“2nd. I Do Constitute and appoint my Son, John Gowen, and my wife, Sarah Gowen, Executors of this my last will and Testament. And as for my worldly goods which it has been please God to Bestow me I Dispose of them in the manner and form following: Viz:

“Item: I Give & Bequeath to my well Beloved Wife, Sarah Gowen, all my Stock of Cattle, Hogs & Horses [Except Two Cows & Calves for my Daughter, Anne Easily] which with all my household furniture, she, my said wife, is to hold as her property during her Life and after her death to be the property of my said son, John Gowen.

“Item: I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter, Anne Eas­ily, Two Hundred and seventy acres of land, more or less, it being part of a survey of Three Hundred and Ninety-five acres Run for me on the Sink Hole fork of Tyger River, Beginning for the Dividing Line at a stump agreed upon by her and John Gowen & running a south course to the other line of said tract.”

“Item: I Give & Bequeath to my son, John Gowen, All the Remaining part of said tract of land above mentioned, and for the true performance of these presents I have hereunto set my hand and seal to this my Last Will & Testament This Tenth Day of March in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Five the Ninth year of American Independence.”
William [X] Gowen

Signed & Sealed in the presence of us the undernamed Witnesses by him, the Said William Gowen as his Last Will & Testament.
David Jackson
Millington Easley”

It is reported that William Gowen died April 10, 1792. The Spartanburg County, South Carolina probate court accepted the will of William Gowen in its session of April 1792. The fol­lowing entry was made in the court minutes:

“South Carolina Spartanburgh County April Court, 1792

“This Last Will & Testament of William Gowen, de­ceased, being proven by the Evidence of Millenton Easley & approved by the Court at the term aforesaid, was thereupon admitted to record, a true copy of which is this day transcribed & this Original filed in office 8 June 1792.
by M. Lancaster, S.C.S.

Wm. Gowen, decd, Last Will & Test’t. Copyed, 8 June, 1792”

William Gowen and Sarah Gowen are regarded as the parents of:

Joseph Gowen born about 1735
John “Buck” Gowen born about 1736
Anne Gowen born about 1737
William Gowen, Jr. born about 1739
James Gowen born about 1740

Gowen Research Foundation Phone:806/795-8758, 795-9694
5708 Gary Avenue E-mail: gowen@llano.net
Lubbock, Texas, 79413-4822 GOWENMS.005, 03/07/03
Internet: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gowenrf

Family Researchers:

Mary Jo Gowan Bray, 5719 E. Aster, Scottsdale, AZ, 85254, 602/948-6554
Jack Harold Goins, 270 Holston View Dr, Rogersville, TN, 37857, 615/272-7297,
jgoins@usitnet
Dr. Virginia Easley DeMarce, 5635 North 25th Road, Arlington, VA, 22207
Chan Edmondson, 4051 Buena Vista St, Dallas, TX, 75214, 214/522-7559,
edmoski@airmail.net
Patrick William Gowan, 707 Orange Ave, #A-1, Coronado, CA, 92112,
pwgowan@aol.com
Arlee Gowen, 5708 Gary Ave, Lubbock, TX, 79413, 806/795-8758, gowen@llano.net
M. Ruth Johnson, 3705 Bloomingdale Rd, Kingsport, TN, 37660,
Donna Gowin Johnston, 1513 Westridge Terraee, Casper, WY, 82604,
pdjohn22@aol.com
Shari Lynn Southard, 5240 W. Las Palmaritas, Glendale, AZ, 85302
Elizabeth Elaine Goynes Walleck, ewe@teflfarm.com
Cleve Weathers, 315 Deaderick St, Nashville, TN, 615/844-5432, rainsman13@aol.com

Gowen Research Foundation 806/795-8758 or 795-9694
5708 Gary Avenue E-mail: gowen@llano.net
Lubbock, Texas, 79413

Website: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gowenrf

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NOTE:  The above information produced by the Gowen Research Foundation (GRF), and parts of the “Gowen Manuscript” they worked on producing.  It has tons of information – much of it is correct, but be careful, some of it is not correct – so check their sources and logic.  I’ve copied some of their information in the past researching my own family, only to find out there were some clear mistakes.   So be sure to check the information to verify if it is right before citing the source and believing the person who researched it before was 100% correct.  Most of the information I found there seems to be correct, but some is not.

Their website is:  Internet: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gowenrf

There does not seem to be anyone “manning the ship” at the Gowen Research Foundation, or Gowen Manuscript site any longer, and there is no way to contact anyone about any errors.   The pages themselves don’t have a mechanism to leave a note for others to see any “new information” that you may have that shows when you find info that shows something is wrong, or when something has been verified.

Feel free to leave messages about any new information found, or errors in these pages, or information that has been verified that those who wrote these pages may not have known about.

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