088 Claiborne Co, Mississippi

CLAIBORNE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Elizabeth Goin was married to Jeremiah Sharplin October 18, 1833 in Claiborne County according to “Mississippi Marriage Records” [1826-1900].

“Jeremiah Sharpless” was the bondsman for the marriage of Ellen Goynes and William Womack in adjoining Copiah County November 30, 1836, suggesting that Elizabeth Goin Sharplin and Ellen Goynes Sharpless may have been closely related, even sisters.

William Womack, son of Richard Womack and Martha Womack, was born in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana in 1815. Ellen Goynes Sharpless was born March 28, 1820 in Copiah County, Mississippi, according to the research of Penny Myers.
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Nancy Going was married to Charles Stewart February 14, 1818 in Claiborne County, according to “Mississippi Records” by King.
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Louisa Goings was married to Nathaniel Goza August 2, 1870 in Claiborne County according to Mississippi Marriage records [1826-1900]. Nothing more is known of Nathaniel Goza and Louisa Goings Goza.
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Prince Goings was married to Sally Lockfoot August 2, 1870 in Claiborne County according to Mississippi Marriage records (1826-1900). Nothing more is known of Prince Goings and Sally Lockfoot Goings.
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W. L. Goings was married to Sallie Siddon May 6, 1897 in Claiborne County according to Mississippi Marriage records [1826-1900]. Nothing more is known of W. L. Goings and Sallie Siddon Goings.
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W. T. Goings was married to Martha Bennett October 7, 1869 in Claiborne County according to Mississippi Marriage records [1826-1900]. Nothing more is known of W. T. Goings and Martha Bennett Goings.
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Miss M. C. Goins was married to R. F. Boyd July 12, 1893, according to Claiborne County marriage records.
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Sue Moore of Longview, Texas wrote December 12, 2001:
“Pheobah/Phebe Jones Goen/Goings is listed in all the county court documents pertaining to the estate of her father George Jones from 1833-1843 as being the wife of William Goings/-Gowen. A child, William Goen, age 6 is living with Phebe’s mother Eva Jones in 1850 in Claiborne County, Mississippi.”
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Mary Ann Gowan was married November 14, 1868 to George Gordon, according to Claiborne County marriage records.
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Barbara J. Gowin was married January 18, 1877 to J. W. Lord, according to Claiborne County marriage records.
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Henry Harrison Gowins was born in Mississippi [census of 1880] about 1827 of parents unknown. Elaine Randall English of Lakemont, Georgia advised December 1, 1996 by E-mail that he was born September 25, 1826, probably in Tennessee.

He was married in Claiborne County March 22, 1860 to Malinda Ann Moore, daughter of Thomas Moore and his second wife, Jane Cooper Moore, according to Elaine Randall English, Lakemont, Georgia, a great-granddaughter of Thomas Moore in an E-mail written December 1, 1996.

She stated that he served in Company D, McLean’s Mississippi Cavalry, C.S.A. organized in Claiborne County. In 1862, his unit was serving under Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and may have participated in the escape from the ill-fated Ft. Pillow battle.

Thomas Moore, formerly of Claiborne County and Copiah County, Mississippi wrote his will in Panola County, Mississippi. “Malinda Ann Gowen” was mentioned in the will of her father dated June 12, 1875:

Elaine Randall English provided a copy of his will:

“In the name of God, Amen! I, Thomas Moore, of the County of Panola and the State of Mississippi, being frail and feeble in body, but of a sound and disposing mind, do this day June the 12th 1875, make this my last will and testament, to-wit:

Item first. I will and bequeath unto my wife Lydia Margaret Moore my plantation on which I now reside in the County and State aforesaid, together with all per-sonal property, household fixtures, and my interest in the growing crops of the same, and known and desig-nated as a part of the South East quarter of Section thirty, Township nine, Range seven West; also all that fraction of the South West quarter of Section twenty nine, in Township nine, Range seven West, containing one hundred and ninety acres more or less, for her use and benefit during her natural life, and at her death, the same is to revert to our son, Gabriel Moore, whom we make our heir to the same.

Item 2d I will and bequeath to my son Gabriel Moore, for his own immediate use and benefit, my gold watch, and the bay horse, two years old, and hereby confirm to him all the remainder of realty in the town of Beaure-gard and the County of Copiah, State of Mississippi which lots are due to him in his own name and on the record of said County.

Item 3d I hereby appoint as administrator of this my last will and testament George W. Thedford, and con-firm to him the Deed of Conveyance executed to him for the purposes therein stated and bearing this date of June 12th, A.D. 1875, and hereby again vest in him & his heirs a fee simple title in and to the said Lot No. (?) and Block No. 11 of the town of Beauregard and Coun-ty of Copiah and State of Mississippi.

Item 4th To my elder children, Elizabeth Higdon and John Higdon her husband, Jno. G. Moore, Margaret Emily Martin, Jane Turnipseed, heirs Malinda Ann Gowen, Alice Sessions and Rosetta Graves, all my be-loved children to whom I have given and granted such facilities for life and education as I have best been able to do from time and such property interest as has been given to them from time, I hereby confirm all such gifts to them of whatsoever kind they may have been.

Thomas Moore {Seal}

Signed, sealed and delivered this the day and date above written in presence of

Witnesses

H. Moseley, Samuel D. Johns, Mat M. Wells, J.A. Blair

Filed by G. W. Thedford and admitted to record August 5th 1875.”
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“Harrison H. Gowen,” possibly Henry Harrison Gowins, served as a private in Company I, Twenty-sixth Tennessee Infantry Regiment, CSA, in the Civil War, according to “Tennessee Soldiers in the Civil War.” Barbara Gowins White, great-great-granddaughter of Richton, Mississippi suggested that he also served in the Fourth Mississippi Cavalry Regiment.

She stated in a letter dated September 15, 1995 that he owned 81 acres of land in Claiborne County which he purchased in 1870.

“H. H. Gowin, Sr.” was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census 4, Enumeration District 38, page 31 on June 12, 1880:

Gowin, H. H. Sr. 53, born in MS, father born
unknown, mother born unknown,
farmer
M. A. 40, born in MS, father born in TN,
mother born in MS, wife
D. W. 20, born in MS, father born in MS,
mother born in MS, son
L. V. 16, born in MS, father born in MS,
mother born in MS, daughter
H. H, Jr. 14, born in MS, father born in MS,
mother born in MS, son
B. J. 12, born in MS, father born in MS,
mother born in MS, daughter
J. L. 9, born in MS, father born in MS,
mother born in MS, son
G. M. 7, born in MS, father born in MS,
mother born in MS, son”
J. L. 5, born in MS, father born in MS,
mother born in MS, son”

Barbara Gowins White stated that nine children, seven sons and two daughters, were born to them and that most of them removed to Richland Parish in northern Louisiana in the 1920s.

Henry Harrison Gowins died December 14, 1892 in Claiborne County and was buried in Pisgah Cemetery, according to English research.

Children born to Henry Harrison Gowins and Malinda Ann Moore Gowins include:

Dudley Watson Gowins born Dec. 8, 1860
Laura Viola Gowins born February 3, 1864
Henry Harrison “Harry” Gowins, Jr. born July 25, 1866
Barbara Jane Gowins born August 10, 1868
James Lester Gowins born Sept. 13, 1870
George Matterson Gowins born Feb. 19, 1873
John Lewis Gowins born January 29, 1875
Cleve Brisco Gowins born October 22, 1877

Dudley Watson Gowins, son of Henry Harrison Gowins and Malinda Ann Moore Gowins, was born in Mississippi December 8, 1860. He was enumerated as a 20-year-old in the 1880 census of his father’s household. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Laura Viola Gowins, daughter of Henry Harrison Gowins and Malinda Ann Moore Gowins, was born in Claiborne County February 3, 1864. She was recorded as a 16-year-old in the 1880 census. She was married about 1882 to Thomas J. Smith.

Henry Harrison “Harry” Gowins, Jr, son of Henry Harrison Gowins and Malinda Ann Moore Gowins, was born in Hermanville, Mississippi in Claiborne County July 25, 1866. He came to Dallas, Texas in 1894, according to his newspaper obituary. On Febru­ary 18, 1897 he was married to Lula Myrtle Witt who was born in Texas November 15, 1874, a daughter of John Thomas Witt and Nannie Johnson Witt, according to Dallas County Marriage Book P, page 166.

In 1898 he was listed as a bricklayer living at 713 Commerce Street. In 1901 he was listed as a contractor boarding at 257 Simpson, according to Dallas city directory. He also showed an address at 1700 South Harwood. In 1902 he was listed as a contractor living at 425 South Harwood. In 1903 he was listed on Fourth Avenue as a contractor. In 1906 and 1907 he lived at 412 First Avenue. In 1908 he had a listing in connection with Sarver Grocery Company, still living at 412 First Avenue.

In 1909 he was listed as a contractor living at 489 Third Av­enue. In 1910 he was a contractor living at 329 Second Av­enue. In 1911 he was listed at 1207 Second Avenue. From 1912 thru 1919 the city directories of Dallas had him listed as a contractor living at 5007 Bryan. His business address appeared as “Gowing & Stearman, Contractors, 1915 1/2 Main.”

Henry Harrison “Harry” Gowins, Jr. appeared many times in the deed records of Dallas County from 1911 through 1924. On July 23, 1927 he received a war­ranty deed from A. C. Gillespie to 400 acres in Section 5, Block O. W. [Certificate No. 2199] in Pecos County, Texas, according to Pecos County Deed Book 53, page 552.

Henry Harrison “Harry” Gowins, Jr. was water commissioner for the city of Dallas at one time. He was a Mason and a member of East Dallas Christian Church, continuing to live at 5007 Bryan Street in 1944. Henry Harrison “Harry” Gowins, Jr. died at Dallas September 17, 1944 at age 78 and was buried in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Lula Myrtle Gowins died July 17, 1949.

Children born to Henry Harrison “Harry” Gowins and Lula Myrtle Witt Gowins include:

Ruth Gowins born about 1899
Harry Witt Gowins born November 17, 1901

Ruth Gowins, daughter of Henry Harrison “Harry” Gowins, Jr. and Lula Myrtle Witt Gowins, was born in Dallas February 9, 1898, according to Dallas County Birth Book 49, page 378. Her mother was the informant for the birth certificate information given on January 17, 1945. A second birth certificate was is­sued according to Dallas County Birth Book 58, page 384, showing her birth date as February 2, 1898. Mrs. Tina L. Fishback, 1739 Second Avenue, Dallas, was the informant on November 17, 1952 for the second birth certificate. In the first birth certificate Ruth Gowins was listed as the second child of Henry Harrison Gowins. She appeared in the 1916 city direc­tory of Dallas living at 5007 Bryan, the address of her parents.

Ruth Gowins was married to Thomas C. Cheaney of Gainesville, Texas March 18, 1917, according to Dallas County Marriage Book 22, page 338. In 1925 they lived in Harris County, Texas. The couple was divorced in Lucas County, Ohio November 8, 1940. Thomas C. Cheaney died May 3, 1953, according to an affidavit given by his brother-in-law, Harry Witt Gowins recorded in Pecos County Deed Book 360, page 97.

Ruth Gowins Cheaney was married to Douglas Langrill in 1944. In 1944 Ruth Gowins Cheaney Langrill inherited half interest in the 400 acres of land in Pecos County. Later Ruth Gowins Cheaney Langrill and Douglas Langrill were divorced.

Ruth Gowins Cheaney Langrill was married in 1954 to Edward T. Hays. In 1959 they were living in San Francisco, California. Edward T. Hays died March 3, 1965. Ruth Gowins Cheaney Langrill Hays survived for two months and died April 30, 1965 in Washoe County, Nevada.

Children born to Thomas C. Cheaney and Ruth Gowins Cheaney include:

Thomas C. Cheaney, Jr. born about 1920
Barbara Jeanne [Cheaney] Gowins born Sept. 3, 1925

No other children were born to Ruth Gowins Cheaney Langrill Hays in subsequent marriages.

Thomas C. Cheaney, Jr, son of Thomas C. Cheaney and Ruth Gowins Cheaney, was born about 1920, probably in Dallas County. During World War II he enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corps and was commissioned a lieutenant. He died November 5, 1944, probably a war casualty.

Barbara Jeanne [Cheaney] Gowins, daughter of Thomas C. Cheaney and Ruth Gowins Cheaney, was born September 3, 1925 in Harris County, according to BVS No. 62948. Follow­ing the divorce of her parents she retained the maiden name of her mother. In 1942 she was a student at Southern Methodist University living with Blanche Louise Knight Gowins, her sis­ter-in-law.

On June 16, 1944 she was married to James R. Cobb, Jr. as Barbara Jeanne Gowins, according to Dallas County Marriage Book 84, page 90.

On August 12, 1959 Barbara Jeanne [Cheaney] Gowins Cobb made an affidavit regarding her heirship of property originally purchased in Pecos County by her grandfather, Henry Harrison “Harry” Gowins, according to Pecos County Deed Book 360, page 97. She was a resident of Dallas County at that time. They continued to live in Dallas in 1971.

Harry Witt Gowins, son of Henry Harrison “Harry” Gowins, Jr. and Lula Myrtle Witt Gowins, was born in Dallas November 17, 1901, according to Dallas County Birth Book, page 332. He was born in Anderson County, Texas, according to “Genealogical Serendipity” by J. Sharon Johnson Dollante.

In 1920 he was a student at the University of Texas, rooming at 109 West 18th Street, according to the Austin city directory. In 1924 his address was 1024 Keystone Building, Houston.

On June 17, 1924 he was married to Blanche Louise Knight, according to Dallas County Marriage Book 38, page 386. In 1942 he maintained a residence at 5912 Marquita, Dallas, Texas. In 1944 at the time of the death of his father Major Harry Witt Gowins was commanding officer of a World War II air transport base.
In 1959 Harry Witt Gowins and Blanche Louise Knight Gowins lived in California. In 1960 Colonel Harry Witt Gowins lived at 476 Fairmont Avenue, San Bernandino, Cali­fornia, according to the city directory. In 1966 he retired from the U. S. Air Force, and they they resided at 6231 Gibson Boulevard, Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was retired from the U. S. Air Force at that time. On October 5, 1971, while residents of Bernalillo County, New Mexico they gave each other rights as joint tenants of property purchased by his father in Pecos County, Texas, according to Pecos County Deed Book 372, page 625 and Book 373, page 711 and 715.

Children born to Harry Witt Gowins and Blanche Louise Knight Gowins include:

Barbara Gowins born about 1927
Mary Susan Gowins born July 23, 1943

Barbara Gowins, daughter of Harryt Witt Gowins and Blanche Louise Knight Gowins, was born about 1927. She was married about 1947 Jake Cobb. In 1999, they continued to live in Dallas.

Children born to Jake Cobb and Barbara Gowins Cobb include:

Rick Cobb born about 1949
Jennifer Cobb born about 1951
Randee Cobb born about 1954

Mary Susan Gowins, daughter of Harry Witt Gowins and Blanche Louise Gowins, was born July 23, 1943 in Dallas. She was an “Air Force Brat” living in Thailand, Japan and San Bernadino, California before her family removed to Albuquerque in 1966. She died there April 8, 1999, according to her obituary:

“She is survived by her sister, Barbara Cobb and husband Jake Cobb of Dallas, nephew Rick Kent of Kent, Washington, nieces, Jennifer Cobb of Seattle, Washington and Randy Farquar of Shady Shores, Texas. Memorial services are pending in Albuquerque and Dallas. Arrangements for cremation were made by Sunrise Society of New Mexico, 891-8200.”

Barbara Jane Gowins, daughter of Henry Harrison Gowins and Malinda Ann Moore Gowins, was born in Mississippi August 10, 1868. She appeared as a 12-year-old in the 1880 census of Claiborne County.

James Lester Gowins, son of Henry Harrison Gowins and Malinda Ann Moore Gowins, was born in Mississippi September 13, 1870. He was reported as a nine-year-old in the 1880 census. He was married about 1883 to Henrietta Hasseltine Dillard. They removed to Richland Parrish during the 1920s. He died there about 1904 from yellow fever and was buried at Archibald, Louisiana, according to English research.

Children born to James Lester Gowins and Henrietta Hasseltine Dillard Gowins include:

Mabel Gowins born about 1885
James Lester Gowins, Jr. born April 22, 1901
Stella Gowins born about 1905

Mabel Gowins, daughter of James Lester Gowins and Henrietta Hasseltine Dillard Gowins, was born about 1885 in Claiborne Parish.

James Lester Gowins, Jr, son of James Lester Gowins and Henrietta Hasseltine Dillard Gowins, was born April 22, 1901. He was married to Lois Irene Burkette about 1924, probably in Richland Parish. He died there January 3, 1994.

Children born to James Lester Gowins, Jr. and Lois Irene Burkette Gowins include:

Barbara Jean Gowins born February 29, 1928
James Lester Gowins III born September 26, 1933
John Sidney Gowins born November 11, 1944
Marcia Irene Gowins born January 6, 1947

Barbara Jean Gowins, daughter of James Lester Gowins, Jr. and Lois Irene Burkette Gowins, was born February 29, 1928. She was married about 1950, husband’s name White. In 1998 Barbara Jean Gowins White, Foundation member, lived at ????

James Lester Gowins III, son of James Lester Gowins, Jr. and Lois Irene Burkette Gowins, was born September 26, 1933.

John Sidney Gowins, son of James Lester Gowins, Jr. and Lois Irene Burkett Gowins, was born November 11, 1944.

Marcia Irene Gowins, daughter of James Lester Gowins, Jr. and Lois Irene Burkette Gowins, was born January 6, 1947. She was married April 10, 1971, husband’s name Gaubert.

George Matterson Gowins, son of Henry Harrison Gowins and Malinda Ann Moore Gowins, was born in Mississippi February 19, 1873. He was enumerated at age seven in 1880.

John Lewis Gowins, son of Henry Harrison Gowins and Malinda Ann Moore Gowins, was born in Mississippi January 29, 1875. He was reported as a five-year-old in the 1880 census of his father’s household.

Cleve Brisco Gowins, son of Henry Harrison Gowins and Malinda Ann Moore Gowins, was born in Claiborne County October 22, 1877. He did not appear in the 1880 census of his father’s household, suggesting that he had died.
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Barbara J. Gowin was married to J. W. Lord January 18, 1887 in Claiborne County according to Mississippi Marriage records (1826-1900). Nothing more is known of J. W. Lord and Barbara J. Gowin Lord.

CLARKE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Edith Gowan was married about 1870 in Clarke County to James Valpeau Hodges who was born in 1847 to Dr. Joseph Alexander Hodges and Harriet Caroline Watts Hodges, according to the research of Gerry Hodges Hackley.

CLAY COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

W. W. Goings, First Lieutenant of the Eighth Mississippi Cavalry Regi­ment, Company, fought under Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. The regiment was raised in Clay County. Lt. Goings was killed in the Battle of Brice’s Crossroads June 10, 1864, according to “The Confederate Veteran,” Volume 34 [1926].
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Nancy Goins was married in 1876 to John W. Ayaxke, accord­ing to Clay County marriage records.
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Sally Goins was married in 1873 to James A. Summer, accord­ing to Clay County marriage records.
COPIAH COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Lynda Lindsey submitted the names of 193 individuals who were enumerated in the 1880 census of Mississippi who were of interest to Foundation researchers

Included were:

GUYNES, Mary B. Mother <1807> F W Bir: GA Cen: MS Copiah Browns
Store

GUINES, Frances Self <1810> F B Bir: VA Cen: MS Hinds Raymond

GUYNES, John Self <1813> M W Bir: MS Cen: MS Simpson
GOENS, Seaborn Self <1814> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS DeSoto LakeComera
GUYNES, Susann Wife <1816> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Simpso
MC GUYAN, Clarinda Wife <1821> F W Bir: SC
Cen: AL Cherok
GOEN, Joe Other <1822> M MU Bir: VA
Cen: MS Montgo Winona
MC GOWN, Lettie Wife <1822> F B Bir: TN
Cen: MS Yazoo Benton
GUION, Sallie SisterL <1823> F W Bir: NC
Cen: MS Yazoo Benton
GOUN, Louisa Other <1825> F W Bir: AL
Cen: AL Morgan Beat10
GOENS, Nancy Mother <1825> F MU Bir: MI
Cen: MS DeSoto LakeComera
MC GUYAN, John Self <1826> M W Bir: GA
Cen: AL Cherok
GUION, Mary S. Self <1826> F W Bir: SC
Cen: MS Yazoo Benton
GOENS, Dorcas Wife <1830> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS DeSoto LakeComera
MCGOWN, John Self <1830> M B Bir: AL
Cen: AL Tallap
MCGOWN, Mary Self <1830> F W Bir: AL
Cen: AL Coosa Weogufka
GOENS, John Self <1831> M W Bir: GA
Cen: AL DeKalb Beat18
GUYNES, March Self <1832> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Beat1
MCGUINES, John Other <1833> M W Bir: RI
Cen: AL Mobile Mobile
MCGOWN, Anna Wife <1834> F B Bir: AL
Cen: AL Tallap
GUYNES, Providence Self <1835> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUYNES, Reubin Self <1835> M MU Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Hopewell
GOENS, Sarah J. Wife <1835> F W Bir: GA
Cen: AL DeKalb Beat18
GUINES, Catherine Mother <1836> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Scott Beat5
GUYNES, Henry H. Self <1837> M W Bir: MS Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStore
GUYNES, Rebecker J. Wife <1837> F W Bir: MS Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
MC GUYAN, John Nephew <1838> M W Bir: AL
Cen: AL Cherok
GUYNES, Elizabeth Wife <1839> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Hopewell
GOENS, Lea Self <1839> M B Bir: VA
Cen: MS Scott Beat4
MCGOUN, Bazil D. Self <1840> M W Bir: KY
Cen: MS Issaqu Mayersvill
GOENS, Elizabeth Wife <1840> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Scott Beat4
MCGOWN, Louisa Self <1840> F B Bir: AL
Cen: MS Carrol Vaidue
GOENS, Thompson Self <1840> M W Bir: KY
Cen: MS Scott Beat4
GUYNES, John Self <1841> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Hinds ByraAnTerr
GOENS, Hariet Wife <1842> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Scott Beat4
MCGOWN, Mary Self <1842> F W Bir: IREL
Cen: AL Mobile Mobile
MC GOWN, W. Self <1842> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Yazoo Sataria
GUINE, Sarah Wife <1844> F W Bir: LA
Cen: AL Mobile Mobile
GUYNES, Mary Wife <1845> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Hinds ByraAnTerr
GUINE, Thomas Self <1845> M W Bir: IREL
Cen: AL Mobile Mobile
MCGOUN, Etta Wife <1847> F W Bir: KY
Cen: MS Issaqu Mayersvill
GUYNES, A. B. Self <1848> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUYNES, Alen P. Self <1849> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
MC GOWN, Virgenia Wife <1850> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Yazoo Sataria
GOWNES, Clint Self <1851> M B Bir: GA
Cen: AL Dale Westville
MC GOWN, Ed Self <1851> M B Bir: AL
Cen: MS Clarke Enterprise
GUION, Henry Self <1851> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Yazoo Benton
GUYNES, Sandy Self <1851> M MU Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GOEN, Kitty Self <1852> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Washin Arcola
GUYNES, Eva M. Wife <1852> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUYNES, Albert B. Son <1854> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Simpso
MC GOWN, Dena Wife <1854> F MU Bir: AL
Cen: MS Clarke Enterprise
GUYNES, Emma J. Wife <1854> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUYNES, Harriett E. Wife <1854> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUION, Martha Dau <1854> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Yazoo Benton
GOENS, Robirt Self <1854> M MU Bir: MI
Cen: MS DeSoto LakeComera
MCGOWN, Sallie Dau <1854> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Carrol Vaidue
MCGOWN, Abe Self <1855> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Warren Beat3
GUYNES, Jack Self <1855> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Simpso
GOWNES, Martha Wife <1855> F B Bir: AL
Cen: AL Dale Westville
GUYNES, Jane Wife <1856> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Simpso
GOENS, Lares Brother <1856> M MU Bir: MI
Cen: MS DeSoto LakeComera
GUYNES, Ella Wife <1857> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Beat1
GOENS, Harriet Wife <1857> F W Bir: AL
Cen: AL DeKalb Beat18
GUION, John Son <1857> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Yazoo Benton
GUYNES, Louis Self <1857> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Simpso
GUYNES, More Self <1857> M MU Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Hopewell
GUION, Kate S. Wife <1858> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Yazoo Benton
GUYNES, Emanul Self <1858> M MU Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Hopewell
MCGOWN, Jane Wife <1858> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Warren Beat3
GUYNES, Peter Self <1858> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Beat1
GUYNES, Cena Wife <1858> F MU Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Hopewell
GUYNES, Ally Wife <1859> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Simpso
GUYNES, Geo. Self <1859> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Simpso
GOENS, James W. Self <1859> M W Bir: GA
Cen: AL DeKalb Beat18
GUYNES, Margart Dau <1859> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUYNES, Ann Wife <1860> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Hopewell
GUYNES, Louisia Wife <1860> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Simpso
GOENS, John W. Son <1861> M W Bir: AL
Cen: AL DeKalb Beat18
MCGOWN, William E. Son <1861> M W Bir: NY
Cen: AL Mobile Mobile
GUYNES, Alice Wife <1862> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Beat1
GUYNES, Evaline Dau <1862> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUION, James Son <1862> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Yazoo Benton
MCGOWN, Jennie Sister <1862> F B Bir: AL
Cen: AL Tallap
GUINES, Jno. Self <1862> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Scott Beat5
GOENS, Lawson Son <1862> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Scott Beat4
MCGOWN, Louisa Dau <1862> F W Bir: AL
Cen: AL Coosa Weogufka
GUINE, Maurice Son <1862> M W Bir: LA
Cen: AL Mobile Mobile
GUION, Hugh Son <1863> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Yazoo Benton
GOEN, Louisa Dau <1863> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Washin Arcola
GUYNES, Anthony Son <1864> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Hopewell
GUINES, Casandra Dau <1864> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Hinds Raymond
GOENS, Edgar Brother <1864> M MU Bir: MI
Cen: MS DeSoto LakeComera
MCGOWN, Hannah Sister <1864> F B Bir: AL
Cen: AL Tallap
GUINES, Narval Brother <1864> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Scott Beat5
MCGOWN, Susana Dau <1864> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Carrol Vaidue
MCGOWN, Anne Dau <1865> F W Bir: AL
Cen: AL Mobile Mobile
GOEN, Antoine Son <1865> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Washin Arcola
GUYNES, Freeman Son <1865> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Hopewell
GOENS, Henry Son <1865> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS DeSoto LakeComera
GUYNES, Neal Son <1865> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Beat1
GOENS, Roda C. Dau <1865> F W Bir: GA
Cen: AL DeKalb Beat18
GUYNES, Robert Other <1865> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUYNES, Robert Son <1865> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUINE, Sarah J. Dau <1865> F W Bir: LA
Cen: AL Mobile Mobile
GUINES, Willie Other <1865> M B Bir: GA
Cen: MS Tallah Beat5
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Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
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Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
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Cen: AL DeKalb Beat18
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Cen: MS DeSoto LakeComera
GUYNES, Angeline Dau <1868> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Simpso
GOENS, Minta Sister <1868> F MU Bir: MI
Cen: MS DeSoto LakeComera
GUYNES, Cora J. Dau <1868> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
MCGOWN, Eli Son <1868> M B Bir: AL
Cen: AL Tallap
GOENS, John Son <1868> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Scott Beat4
GUION, Julius Son <1868> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Yazoo Benton
GOENS, Nancy T. SDau <1868> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Clay Beat4
GOENS, Seaborn Son <1868> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS DeSoto LakeComera
GUYNES, Tobias Son <1868> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Hopewell
GUYNES, Margaret E. Dau <1869> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GOWNES, Fanny Dau <1870> F B Bir: AL
Cen: AL Dale Westville
GOENS, Fannie T. Dau <1870> F W Bir: AL
Cen: AL DeKalb Beat18
GUYNES, George W. Son <1870> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Hopewell
GUYNES, Leonora Dau <1870> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Simpso
GUYNES, Mary Dau <1870> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Simpso
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Cen: AL Tallap
MCGOWN, Towns Son <1870> M B Bir: AL
Cen: AL Tallap
GOEN, Chiloe Dau <1871> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Washin Arcola
MCGOWN, December Dau <1871> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Carrol Vaidue
GOWNES, Emma Dau <1871> F B Bir: AL
Cen: AL Dale Westville
MCGOUN, Flarrence Dau <1871> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Issaqu Mayersvill
MCGOWNE, John Other <1871> M B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Hinds ByraAnTerr
GUYNES, Leta HSister <1871> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUYNES, Mary SDau <1871> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah Beat1
GUYNES, Purley C. Dau <1871> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GOENS, Taniai Dau <1871> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS DeSoto LakeComera
GUYNES, Eliza Dau <1872> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Simpso
GUYNES, Emmer P. Dau <1872> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GOENS, Jana Dau <1872> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Scott Beat4
MCGOWN, Mary Dau <1872> F B Bir: AL
Cen: AL Tallap
GUINES, Tinie GDau <1872> F B Bir: MS
Cen: MS Hinds Raymond
GUYNES, Walter I. Son <1872> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUYNES, Charley O. Son <1873> M W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
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Cen: MS Copiah Beat1
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GUYNES, Serena GDau <1873> F B Bir: MS
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Cen: MS Copiah Hopewell
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Cen: MS DeSoto LakeComera
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Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
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Cen: MS Yazoo Benton
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Cen: MS Copiah Beat1
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Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
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Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
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Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
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Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
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Cen: MS Simpso
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Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
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Cen: MS Yazoo Benton
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Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
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Cen: MS Issaqu Mayersvill
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Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GOWNES, James Son <1879> M B Bir: AL
Cen: AL Dale Westville
GUYNES, Josea D. Dau <1879> F W Bir: MS
Cen: MS Copiah BrownsStor
GUYNES, Lucy Dau <1879> F B Bir:
Cen: MS Copiah Hopewell
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Cen: AL Mobile Mobile
GUYNES, Ben F. Son <1880> M B Bir: MS
==O==
John William Going was born in North Carolina about 1810 of parents unknown. By 1837, he had removed to Copiah County. “John Goen” was married there in May 1837 to Mary Caroline Smith, according to the research of Jim Bodine, Foundation member of Kaufman, Texas. Their marriage bond was signed by Joseph Smith.

“John Goen” appeared as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Copiah County.

Children born to John William Going and Mary Caroline Smith Going include:

John William Going born in 1837
James Going born about 1838
Thomas Going born about 1840
Sallie Going born about 1842
George Going born about 1845

John William Going was born in Mississippi in 1837 to John William Going and Mary Caroline Smith Going, according to Robert T. Strong, Jr, a descendant of Madison, Alabama. The research of Penny Goings Hughes shows that he was born in Copiah County in October 1839.

Prior to 1866, he removed Shelby County. In that year he was married there to Mary Frances Strong, daughter of Isham S. Strong and Susannah “Susan” Dunbar Strong. She was born December 24, 1846 in Shelby County, according to “The Strong, Going, Dean, Campbell, Metcalf and Other Families in Shelby County, Texas” compiled in 1968 by Marjorie Going Johnson.

Isham S. Strong was born in Three Square Community in Goochland County, Virginia about 1802, according to the research of Robert T. Strong, Jr. He lived in Sumner County and Davidson County, Tennessee from 1806 to 1837. In 1839 he lived in Mississippi, and in 1840 was in Hempstead County, Arkansas. He arrived in Shelby County shortly afterward. He served in the Mexican War, according to Marjorie Going Johnson.
He was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Shelby County:

“Strong, Isham 48, born in Virginia
Susan 46, born in Tennessee
Emily 16, born in Tennessee
Alexander 13, born in Tennessee
Wiett 11, born in Mississippi
John 7, born in Texas
Mary 4, born in Texas”

Isham S. Strong at age 61 enlisted as a substitute for Frank Tillman February 4, 1863 at Velasco, Texas as a private in Company E, Bates Regiment, Texas Volunteers. Susannah “Susan” Dunbar Strong died in 1870 in Shelby County, according to Robert T. Strong, Jr. Isham S. Strong then sold his property and made distribution to his children before moving in with the John William Going family.

John William Going was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Shelby County, Enumeration District 89, page 17, precinct 3:

“Going, J. W. 43, born in Mississippi
Mary 32, born in TX
William M. [twin] 9, born in TX
S. A. T. [twin] 9, born in TX
T. J. 8, born in TX, son
J. A. 6, born in TX, son
R. C. 4, born in TX, daughter
M. J. 2, born in TX, daughter
Strong, I. S. 78, born in VA, father-in-law”

Isham S. Strong died April 20, 1889 at the age of 87.

John William Going was a taxpayer in Shelby County through 1897 and in the following year moved to Nacogdoches County. He settled in the Libby Community, near his kinsmen John W. Strong and George W. Strong. Living nearby was his sister, Mrs. Sally Going Page, according to Robert T. Strong, Jr.

In 1900, John William Going reported to the census enumerator that he and his wife were the parents of 10 children, of whom nine were still living.

John William Going died April 5, 1901 in Nacogdoches County, Texas and was buried there in Cold Springs Cemetery. No tombstone was erected at his grave, but he is buried near the grave of Oscar Scarborough, a son-in-law, according to Marjorie Going Johnson. Mary Frances Strong Going lived with a son, George Going until her death November 20, 1910 in San Augustine County, Texas, according to Johnson research. Robert T. Strong, Jr. reports that Mary Frances Going Strong was enumerated in the household of her daughter, Mary Josephine “Maude” Going Brown in the 1910 census of San Augustine County. It is possible that she died there. She was buried in Holly Springs Cemetery in Shelby County.

Marjorie Going Johnson wrote:

“John William Going had a niece, Sally Page, who lived adjoining him for some time–probably in Nacogdoches County. Sally Page had one son, Thomas Oscar Page who was married to Ophelia “Curly” Myers, a sister to Ella Leo Myers who was married to Rev. John William Going, Jr.”

Children born to John William Going and Mary Frances Strong Going include:
James Franklin Going born in 1865
Mary Josephine “Maude” Going born in February 1868
John William Going, Jr, [twin] born August 22, 1870
Sarah Ann Going [twin] born August 22, 1870
Thomas Isham Going born Dec. 22, 1872
James Alexander Going born Sept. 21, 1874
Katy C. Going born April 6, 1876
George Perry Going born July 6, 1880
Susan Going born in Nov. 1883
Henry Going born in Sept. 1886

James Franklin Going, son of John William Going and Mary Frances Strong Going, was born in 1865. He died in infancy and was buried there in Rather Cemetery.

Mary Josephine “Maude” Going, of John William Going and Mary Frances Strong Going, was born in February 1868. She was married December 1, 1892 to Thomas Brown. He died before the 1900 census because she and her children were enumerated living in her father’s home. Shortly afterward, she was remarried to Oscar Scarborough.

Children born to Thomas Brown and Mary Josephine “Maude” Going Brown include:

Sallie Brown born about 1894
Henry Brown born about 1896

Children born to Oscar Scarborough and Mary Josephine “Maude” Going Brown Scarborough include:

Iva Scarborough born about 1899
Nahomia Scarborough born about 1902

John William Going, Jr, twin son of John William Going and Mary Frances Strong Going, was born August 22, 1870. On February 15, 1893 he was married to Mary Jane Laird at Nacogdoches. About 1900 he became a Baptist preacher in Sabine Parish, Louisiana. Mary Jane Laird died in 1900 in Nacogdoches County, and he was remarried September 13, 1900 to Ella Lee Myers. About 1904 he removed to Natchitoches, Louisiana where he filled various pulpits until his retirement in 1939. He died there October 23, 1954 at age 88 and was buried in Fern Park Cemetery.

Children born to John William Going, Jr. and Mary Jane Laird Going include:

Ernest Going born about 1895
Otis Going born about 1896
Lillie Going born about 1898
W. Sweapston Going born about 1900

Children born to John William Going, Jr. and Ella Lee Myers Going include:

Fred Going born about 1902
Mary Lee Going born about 1904
Daniel Going born about 1907
Niles Going born about 1910
Freddie Inez Going born September 10, 1914

Ernest Going, son of John William Going, Jr. and Mary Jane Laird Going, was born about 1895 at Nacogdoches. About 1915 he was married to Minnie Kelly. He died prior to 1954.

Children born to Ernest Going and Minnie Kelly Going include:

Marie Going born about 1916
Albert Going born about 1918
Lorie Going born about 1920
Pearl Lee Going born about 1922
Opal Going born about 1923
Gladys Going born about 1925
Grady Going born about 1928
Gay Nell Going born about 1930
G. Lee Going born about 1932
Aubrey Going born about 1935
Mary Going born about 1938

Marie Going, daughter of Ernest Going and Minnie Kelly Going, was born about 1916. She was married about 1936 to James Wyatt.

Children born to them include:

Phillip Wyatt born about 1938
Dean Wyatt born about 1940

Albert Going, son of Ernest Going and Minnie Kelly Going, was born about 1918. About 1940, he was married to Claudine Roe.

Children born to them include:

Regina Going born about 1942
Cinda Going born about 1944
Michael Ernest Going born about 1947

Pearl Lee Going, daughter of Ernest Going and Minnie Kelly Going, was born about 1922. She was married about 1940, husband’s name Wyatt.

Children born to them include:

David Wyatt born about 1942
Cecil Wyatt born about 1944
Don Wyatt born about 1946

Opal Going, daughter of Ernest Going and Minnie Kelly Going, was born about 1923. About 1942 she was married, husband’s name Hilliard.

Children born to them include:

Randolph Hilliard born about 1944
Patrick Hilliard born about 1947

Gladys Going, daughter of Ernest Going and Minnie Kelly Going, was born about 1925. She was married about 1946, husband’s name Wyatt.

Children born to them include:

Wayne Wyatt born about 1948
Debra Wyatt born about 1950
Beverly Wyatt born about 1953

Grady Going, son of Ernest Going and Minnie Kelly Going, was born about 1928.

Gay Nell Going, daughter of Ernest Going and Minnie Kelly Going, was born about 1930. She was married about 1950, husband’s name Hilliard.

Children born to them include:

Curtis Hilliard born about 1953

G. Lee Going, son of Ernest Going and Minnie Kelly Going, was born about 1932.

Aubrey Going, son of Ernest Going and Minnie Kelly Going, was born about 1935.

Mary Going, daughter of Ernest Going and Minnie Kelly Going, was born about 1938.

Otis Going, son of Rev. John William Going, Jr. and Mary Jane Laird Going, was born about 1896, probably at Nacogdoches.

Lillie Going, daughter of Rev. John William Going, Jr. and Mary Jane Laird Going, was born about 1898.

W. Sweapston Going, son of Rev. John William Going, Jr. and Mary Jane Laird Going, was born about 1900, probably in Nacogdoches. He was married about 1925 to Mary Alice Byrd. In 1954 W. Sweapston Going and Mary Alice Byrd Going were living in LeCompte, Louisiana.

Children born to them include:

Troy Going born about 1927
Chester Going born about 1930
Wilbur Going born about 1932

Troy Going, son of W. Sweapston Going and Mary Alice Byrd Going, was born about 1927. He was married about 1950, wife’s name Mary.

Three daughters were born to Troy Going and Mary Going:

Frances Going born about 1952
Judy Going born about 1954
Linda Going born about 1957

Chester Going, son of W. Sweapston Going and Mary Alice Byrd Going, was born about 1930. He was married about 1952, wife’s name unknown.

Children born to Chester Going include:

Leroy Going born about 1954

Wilbur Going, son of W. Sweapston Going and Mary Alice Byrd Going, was born about 1932.

Fred Going, son of John William Going, Jr. and Ella Lee Myers Going, was born about 1902.

Mary Lee Going, daughter of John William Going, Jr. and Ella Lee Myers Going, was born about 1904.

Daniel Going, son of John William Going, Jr. and Ella Lee Myers Going, was born about 1907. In 1964 they were living in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Niles Going, son of John William Going, Jr. and Ella Lee Myers Going, was born about 1910. He was deceased before the death of his father in 1954.

Freddie Inez Going, daughter of John William Going, Jr. and Ella Lee Myers Going, was born September 10, 1914 in Shelby County. She was married July 7, 1924 at Many, Louisiana to George Leemon Corley. He was born August 22, 1902 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana to George Zac Corley and Quella I. Dowden Corley, according to Artis Lee Hendrix, a descendant of Greenville, South Carolina. Freddie Inez Going Corley and her husband both died in Shreveport, Louisiana August 16, 1942.

Children born to George Leemon Corley and Ella Lee Myers Going include:

Verda Otto GeLee Corley born February 22, 1928

Verda Otto GeLee Corley, daughter of George Leemon Corley and Freddie Inez Going Corley, was born February 22, 1928 at Marthaville, Louisiana. She was married November 11, 1945 at Bossier City, Louisiana to Artis Olene Hendrix. He was born April 11, 1924 to Albert Thomas Hendrix and Sarah Elsie Davis Hendrix in Cullman, Alabama. In 1954 they lived in Greenville, South Carolina. She, a professional genealogist, has written several research volumes, primarily dealing with South Carolina family history. In 1997 she continued her research in Greenville.

Children born to Artis Olene Hendrix and Verda Otto GeLee Corley Hendrix include:

Artis Lee Hendrix born August 16, 1954
Bonnie Lynn Hendrix born September 22, 1955
Leslie Fae Hendrix born May 13, 1958
Lance Corley Hendrix born April 2, 1960

Artis Lee Hendrix, daughter of Artis Olene Hendrix and Verda Otto GeLee Corley Hendrix, was born August 16, 1954 at Greenville, South Carolina. She was married there September 20, 1977 to Ronald Alfred Smoak.

Sarah Ann Going, twin daughter of John William Going and Mary Frances Strong Going, was born August 22, 1870 in Shelby County. She was married to Thomas Jefferson Windham May 8, 1888. She died June 22, 1950 in Shelby County.

Children born to them include:

Wyatt Windham born about 1890
Clara Windham born about 1892
Laurie Windham born about 1894
Willie Windham born about 1896
Leo Windham born about 1899
Letha Windham born about 1902
Eva Gay Windham born about 1905

Thomas Isham Going, son of John William Going and Mary Frances Strong Going, was born December 22, 1872 in Shelby County. He was married September 22, 1896 to Georgia Ann Yates. He died September 26, 1943 in Shelby County and was buried in Holly Springs Cemetery. His death was recorded as December 27, 1943 in Texas BVS File 43851. “Georgia Ann Goings” died September 11, 1951 in Shelby County, according to BVS File 54118.
Children born to Thomas Isham Going and Georgia Ann Yates Going include:

Callie Going born about 1898
Myrtie Going [twin] born about 1900
Bertie Going [twin] born about 1900
May Belle Going born about 1903
Frank Going born about 1905
Marlon Going born about 1907
John Going born about 1910
Gay Going born about 1912
Daisy Going born about 1915

Callie Going, daughter of Thomas Isham Going and Georgia Ann Yates Going, was born about 1898. About 1920 she was married to Arlington Hicks.

Myrtie Going, twin daughter Thomas Isham Going and Georgia Ann Yates Going, was born about 1900. She was married about 1900 to J. Tidwell.

Children born to J. Tidwell and Myrtie Going Tidwell include:

Oleta Tidwell born about 1922
Vivian Tidwell born about 1924
Alma Tidwell born about 1927
Georgia Ann Tidwell born about 1930
James Tidwell born about 1932
Mary Anne Tidwell born about 1935

Bertie Going, twin daughter Thomas Isham Going and Georgia Ann Yates Going, was born about 1900.

May Belle Going, daughter Thomas Isham Going and Georgia Ann Yates Going, was born about 1903.

Frank Going, son Thomas Isham Going and Georgia Ann Yates Going, was born about 1905. He was married about 1928, wife’s name unknown.

Children born to Frank Going include:

Laverne Going born about 1930
Arlie Gay Going born about 1932

Marlon Going, son Thomas Isham Going and Georgia Ann Yates Going, was born about 1907.

John Going, son Thomas Isham Going and Georgia Ann Yates Going, was born about 1910. He was married about 1933, wife’s name unknown. John Going was the father of an infant born in Shelby County November 28, 1933, according to BVS File 96674.

Children born to John Going include:

Eugene Going born November 28, 1933
Billie Lamerle Going born March 25, 1935
Douglas Going born about 1939

“Billey Lamurle Goings” was born and died March 26, 1935 in Shelby County, according to BVS Files 15543 and 25924.

Gay Going, daughter Thomas Isham Going and Georgia Ann Yates Going, was born about 1912. About 1933 she was married, husband’s name Stickland.

Children born to Gay Going Strickland include:

Vernon Strickland born about 1935
Laura Anna Strickland born about 1937
Ronnie Strickland born about 1940

Daisy Going, daughter Thomas Isham Going and Georgia Ann Yates Going, was born about 1915. She was married about 1935, husband’s name Snyder.

Children born to Daisy Going Snyder include:

Kenneth Snyder born about 1937
Judy Carolyn Snyder born about 1940

James Alexander Going, son of John William Going and Mary Frances Strong Going, was born September 21, 1874, according to Robert T. Strong, Jr. He was married October 30, 1896 to Indiana Virginia “Jennie” Chambliss. In 1954 he was living in Orange, Texas. He died March 10, 1955 in Orange County, Texas and was buried in Strong Cemetery.

Children born to James Alexander Going and Indiana Virginia “Jennie” Chambliss Going include:

Minnie Going born October 21, 1897
Herman Going born May 2, 1900
James Jewell Going born May 11, 1902
Bessie Going born May 16, 1904
Ennis Going born May 14, 1906
Essie Going born June 8, 1908
Alice Going born March 21, 1909
Denver Parish Going born April 1, 1910
Denton Going born about 1912
Gladys Going born about 1920

Minnie Going, daughter of James Alexander Going and Indiana Virginia “Jennie” Chambliss Going, was born October 21, 1897. She was married about 1918 to R. Leonard Cummings.

Children born to R. Leonard Cummings and Minnie Going Cummings include:

Ima Cummings born about 1920
Robert Cummings born about 1923

Herman Going, son of James Alexander Going and Indiana Virginia “Jennie” Chambliss Going, was born May 2, 1900.

James Jewell Going, son of James Alexander Going and Indiana Virginia “Jennie” Chambliss Going, was born May 11, 1902. He was married about 1920 to Jettie Baker.

Children born to James Jewell Going and Jettie Baker Going and Jewel Going Baker include:

Eris Going born about 1921
Ella Going born October 6, 1927
James Maxie Going born about 1930

“Ela Elaine Goings” was born October 6, 1927 in Shelby County, according to BVS File 1285878.

Bessie Going, daughter of James Alexander Going and Indiana Virginia “Jennie” Chambliss Going, was born May 16, 1904.

Ennis Going, son of James Alexander Going and Indiana Virginia “Jennie” Chambliss Going, was born March 14, 1906. He was married about 1929 to Mozelle Windham. “Ennis C. Goings” died May 19, 1858 in Shelby County, according to BVS File 29902.

Children born to Ennis Going and Mozelle Windham Going include:

J. W. Going born about 1932
Eva Charles Going born about 1934
Leon Going born about 1937
Clovis Going born about 1939
Gerald Going born about 1941
Debbie Going born about 1944

Essie Going, daughter of James Alexander Going and Indiana Virginia “Jennie” Chambliss Going, was born June 8, 1908. She was married about 1928 to Burt Bodine.

Children born to Burt Bodine and Essie Going Bodine include:

Bonnie Bodine born about 1930
James Bodine born about 1932
Joe Bodine born about 1935

Alice Going, daughter of James Alexander Going and Indiana Virginia “Jennie” Chambliss Going, was born March 21, 1910. She was married about 1930 to Dewey Miller.

Children born to Dewey Miller and Alice Going Miller include:

Yvonne Miller born about 1932
Wilda Beth Miller born about 1935
Glenda Faye Miller born about 1938

Denver Parrish Going, son of James Alexander Going and Indiana Virginia “Jennie” Chambliss Going, was born April 1, 1910, according to BVS File 204594. About 1913. About 1935 he was married to Mary Jane Chambliss.

Children born to Denver Parrish Going and Mary Jane Chambliss Going include:

Brenda Going born about 1937
Laretta Lynn Going born August 4, 1949

Laretta Lynn Going was born August 4, 1949, according to BVS File 116275.

Denton Going, son of James Alexander Going and Indiana Virginia “Jennie” Chambliss Going, was born about 1912. “Denton Goings” died February 3, 1931 in Shelby County, according to BVS File 9905.

Gladys Going, daughter of James Alexander Going and Indiana Virginia “Jennie” Chambliss Going, was born about 1915. About 1935 she was married to Buck Greer.

Children born to Buck Greer and Gladys Going Greer include:

R. C. Greer born about 1937
Delores Greer born about 1939
G. Lee Greer born about 1941
Raymond Greer born about 1943
James Greer born about 1945
Dayton Greer born about 1948
Richard Greer born about 1951

Katy C. Going, daughter of John William Going and Mary Frances Strong Going, was born April 6, 1876 in Shelby County. She was married December 12, 1895 to James Cleon Metcalf. She died January 14, 1918 and was buried in Holly Springs Cemetery. James Cleon Metcalf was remarried August 25, 1918 to Mrs. Sadie Busby Permenter.

Children born to James Cleon Metcalf and Katy C. Going Metcalf include:

Ethel Metcalf born about 1897
Audice Metcalf born about 1900
Pinkie Metcalf born about 1902
Lillie Metcalf born about 1905

George Perry Going, son of John William Going and Mary Frances Strong Going, was born July 6, 1880 in Shelby County. He was married October 20, 1902 to ViceAnn Obedience “Beadie” Dean. “G. P. Going” was the father of an infant born January 28, 1922, according to BVS File 597. “Vicie Beddie Goings” died January 4, 1952 in Shelby County, according to BVS File 25148. He died there June 16, 1965 and was buried in Holly Springs Cemetery.

Children born to George Perry Going and ViceAnn Obedience “Beadie” Dean Going include:

Linton Franklin Going born about 1904
Marjorie Marie Going born about 1907
Leo Going born about 1909
Adelle Going born about 1911

Linton Franklin Going, son of George Perry Going and ViceAnn Obedience “Beadie” Dean Going, was born about 1904. He was married about 1929 to Eula Belle Campbell.

Children born to Linton Franklin Going and Eula Belle Campbell Going include:

Mildred Marcelle Going born May 17, 1932
Marjorie Marie Going born September 2, 1934
Cecil Leon Going born February 13, 1937

Mildred Marcelle Going, daughter of Linton Franklin Going and Eula Belle Campbell Going, was born May 17, 1932 in Shelby County. On May 21, 1945 she was struck by lightning and killed instantly, according to Texas BVS File 43851. She was buried in Rather Cemetery in Shelby County.

Marjorie Marie Going, daughter of Linton Franklin Going and Eula Belle Campbell Going, was born September 2, 1934 in Shelby County. She was married June 26, 1954 to Vaughn Logan Johnson. In 1955 they lived in Dallas County, Texas.

Children born to Vaughn Logan Johnson and Marjorie Marie Going Johnson include:

Richard Logan Johnson born April 28, 1955

Cecil Leon Going, son of Linton Franklin Going and Eula Belle Campbell Going, was born February 13, 1937 in Shelby County.

Leo Going, son of George Perry Going and ViceAnn Obedience “Beadie” Dean Going, was born about 1909. He was married about 1935 to Marie Brittain.

LaVonne Going born April 3, 1946
Billy Johnny Going born June 27, 1952

Adelle Going, daughter of George Perry Going and ViceAnn Obedience “Beadie” Dean Going, was born about 1911. She was married about 1931 to R. L. Cummings.

Children born to R. L. Cummings and Adelle Going Cummings include:

Nellie Ray Cummings born about 1934
Dorothy Faye Cummings born about 1936
George Cummings born about 1939

Susan Going, daughter of John William Going and Mary Frances Strong Going, was born in November 1883 in Shelby County. She was married about 1903, husband’s name Holmes. She was later remarried to Richard Wilkerson, Jr.

Henry Going, son of John William Going and Mary Frances Strong Going, was born in September 1886 in Shelby County. He died March 25, 1901 in Nacogdoches County and was buried at Cold Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.
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“Jerrel Flent Goings” was born in Shelby County December 15, 1960, according to BVS File 239994.

The obituary of Jerrel Flint Goings appeared in the April 4, 1995 edition of “Center Light & Champion.”

“Funeral services for Jerrel Flint Goings, 34, of Joaquin were held Sunday, April 2, at 2 p.m. at Mangum Chap-el. Burial was in Strong Cemetery in Shelbyville. Mr. Goings died March 31, 1995.
He was born December 15, 1960 in Shelby County to Jerrel and Judy Marie Cassell Goings. He is survived by a son, C. J. Goings; his parents, his wife, Vicki Go-ings; two sisters and brothers-in-law, *Penny and Larry Hughes of Shelbyville and Ginger and Jack White of Kentucky; grandparents, Howell and Johnnie Cassell of Shelbyville; a stepdaughter, Michelle Essex; and a number of nieces and nephews.”

*Penny Dianne Goings was born in Shelby County January 17, 1964, according to BVS File 31408.
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Joseph [John] Goings was born in Mississippi October 10, 1824 of parents unknown, according to Harold Melton, a de­scendant of West Jordan, Utah. He was married April 20, 1846 to Souville [Cecilia?] Lanier who was born about 1830. She was possibly a daughter of Hillary Lanier of Copiah County, according to Wanda Adams, Foundation member of Mt. Morris, Michigan. He appeared as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Copiah County.

“Goings, Joseph 23
Lovilla 20
John W. 11/12”

Joseph [John] Goings was a resident of adjoining Lawrence County, Mississippi in 1858 where a son was born. He re­moved to Washington Parish about 1860. Joseph [John] Go­ings died there March 11, 1887.

Children of Joseph [John] Goings and Lovilla Lanier Goings include:

John W. Goings born about 1850
Sarah Elizabeth Goings born about 1851
Henry A. Goings born in July 1852
Caroline Goings born about 1855
Mary Goings born about 1856
James L. Goings born May 19, 1858
Ercelia Goings born about 1860
Elvelina Goings born about 1861
Joseph Goings born about 1868
Martha L. Goings born about 1870

John W. Goings, son of Joseph [John] Goings and Lovilla [Cecilia] Lanier Goings, was born about 1850 in Mississippi and was enumerated there in the 1850 census of Copiah County. He was brought to Washington Parish, Louisiana by his parents about 1860. He was enumerated there as the son of “John & Cecilia Goings” in 1870 at age 20. He was married about 1873 to Sarah “Sally” Grace, daughter of Thomas Grace and Barthanie Grace. He was recorded as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. He died September 18, 1883 in Washington Parish.

Sarah “Sally” Grace Goings was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Washington Parish:

“Going, Sarah C. 43, widow, born in January 1859
Charley L. 12, son, born in January 1888
Elias P. 8, son, born in November 1891
Makey M. 6, daughter, born in May 1894
Johnny E. 3, daughter, born in Sept. 1896
Faust, John F. 35, boarder, born in May 1865

Children born to John W. Goings and Sarah “Sally” Grace Go­ings include:

Mary Goings born about 1872
Thomas Goings born about 1873
Eugene H. Goings born March 6, 1876
Fanny Goings born about 1878
Olivia Goings born about 1880
Joseph John Wesley “Buster” Goings born May 6, 1882

Children born to Sarah “Sally” Grace Goings after the death of John W. Goings include:

Charles Lonzo Going born in January 1888
Elias Preston Going born in November 1891
Mackie M. Going born in May 1894
Johnnie Ella Going born in September 1896

Mary Goings, daughter of John W. Goings and Sarah “Sally” Grace Goings, was born in Louisiana about 1872. She was married in 1893 to Louis Benjamin Ricks in Tangipahoa Parish.

Thomas Goings, son of John W. Goings and Sarah “Sally” Grace Goings, was born in Louisiana about 1873. He died be­fore 1902.

Eugene H. Goings, son of John W. Goings and Sarah “Sally” Grace Goings, was born in Louisiana October 6, 1876. He was married October 1, 1903 to Dixie B. Schilling. He was a farmer and assistant postmaster at Mt. Hermon, Mississippi. In 1924 he was employed by Miller Mercantile. Following the death of Dixie B. Schilling Goings, he was remarried to Mrs. Elsie Letchworth October 3, 1925. He died June 8, 1948 at Tylertown, Mississippi. No children were born to Eugene H. Goings and Dixie B. Schilling Goings. He adopted Florence Letchworth, the daughter of Elsie Letchworth Goings.

Fanny Goings, daughter of John W. Goings and Sarah “Sally” Grace Goings, was born in Louisiana about 1878. She was married about 1896 to Julius Will Parker. They lived in Jackson, Mississippi.

Olivia Goings, daughter of John W. Goings and Sarah “Sally” Grace Goings, was born in Louisiana about 1880. She was married January 29, 1903 to Dyson Booty in Pike County, Mississippi. She died Mary 28, 1966 at age 85 at Leesville, Louisiana where she was visiting her daughters, Hazel Skinner and Norma Hammons.

Children born to Dyson Booty and Olivia Goings Booty include:

May Booty born about 1904
Archie Booty born about 1905
John Colden Booty born January 29, 1910
Norma Booty born about 1907
Hazel Booty born about 1909
Ira Booty born about 1911
Georgia Booty born about 1918

Joseph John Wesley “Buster” Goings, son of John W. Goings and Sarah “Sally” Grace Goings, was born in Washington Parish May 6, 1882. He was married there to Cammie Miller September 29, 1904. She was the daughter of Monroe J. Miller and Mary Jane Melton Miller. Later they were divorced. He died November 2, 1948 at McComb, Mississippi. She died March 3, 1969 at Brookhaven, Mississippi.

Children born to Joseph John Wesley “Buster” Goings and Cammie Miller Goings include:

Modessa Goings born about 1907
Lena Goings born about 1908
Mary Lee Goings born about 1910
Ida Lee Goings born about 1913
Stevie Goings born about 1916
Vera Goings born about 1919
Veta Mae Goings born about 1922

Charles Lonzo Goings, son of Sarah “Sally” Grace Goings, was born in January 1888 in Washington Parish. He appeared in the 1900 census there as age 12. He was married about 1908 to Bettie Mae Bridges who was born at Hopewell, Simpson County, Mississippi in 1888. Her tombstone in­scription states that she was born March 24, 1890.

Charles Lonzo Goings was employed by the Texas Company in Port Arthur, Texas and lived at 421-19th Street, rear, according to the 1916-1917 city directory.

He received a deed from E. D. Clem March 21, 1916 to a lot in Port Arthur for $321, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 155, page 455. He sold the property to G. L. Beavers September 30, 1918 for $500, according to Jefferson County Deed Book 177, page 342.

Charles Lonzo Goings was listed as a boiler fireman for Texas Company, living at 145 West 13th Street, according to the 1918 city directory of Port Arthur. He continued at that address and in that employment in 1920. In 1925 Charles Lonzo Goings and Bettie Mae Bridges Goings lived at 1319 Houston Avenue, and he continued to work for the Texas Company. In 1942 Bettie Mae Bridges Goings lived in Hinds County, Mississippi. Bettie Mae Bridges Goings died September 22, 1949 and was buried in Hopewell Cemetery, 12 miles east of Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Mississippi. In 1962 he lived in Jackson, Mississippi.
Children born to Charles Lonzo Goings and Bettie Mae Bridges Goings include:

Nelson Porter Goings born June 14, 1920

Nelson Porter Goings, fourth child of Charles Lonzo Goings and Bettie Mae Bridges Goings, was born at Port Arthur June 14, 1920, according to Jefferson County Birth Book 7, page 63. His mother signed a delayed birth certificate application for him in Hinds County, Mississippi July 23, 1942.

Elias Preston Goings, son of Sarah “Sally” Grace Goings, was born November 18, 1891, according to Judy Melton He appeared as a eight-year-old in the 1900 census of Washington Parish. He was married there to Ruby Schillings October 26, 1923. He died at age 70 at Mt. Hermon, Louisiana and was buried at Mt. Hermon Baptist Church Cemetery.

Children born to Elias Preston Goings and Ruby Schillings Goings include:

Wilfred “Frip” Goings born about 1914
Bernard Goings born about 1916
Boy Brown Goings born about 1919

Wilfred “Frip” Goings, daughter of Elias Preston Goings and Ruby Schillings Goins, was born about 1914. She was married in June 1940 to Harold Beall. In 1962 they lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Bernard Goings, son of Elias Preston Goings and Ruby Schillings Goings, was born about 1916 in Washington Parish. In 1962 he lived in Youngstown, Ohio.

Boy Brown Goings, son of Elias Preston Goings and Ruby Schillings Goings, was born about 1919.

Mackie M. Going, daughter of Sarah “Sally” Grace Goings, was born in May 1894. She appeared as a five-year-old in the 1900 census of Washington Parish. Mackie M. Going Stegall was mentioned as a sister to Olivia Goings Booty when the latter died in 1966.

Johnnie Ella Going, daughter of Sarah “Sally” Grace Goings, also known as Johnnie Ella Foust, was born in September 1896 in Washington Parish. She was enumerated there in the 1900 census as a three-year-old. She took a course in nursing in New Orleans at the Presbyterian Hospital. Johnnie Ella Going Eddy was mentioned as a survivor of Olivia Goings Booty.

Sarah Elizabeth Goings, daughter of Joseph [John] Going and Soville [Cecilia] Going, was born about 1851 in Copiah County. She was married about 1868 to John Sandifer, ac­cording to the research of Wanda Adams.

Henry A. Goings, son of Joseph [John] Goings and Lovilla [Cecilia] Lanier Goings, was born in July 1852 in Mississippi, according to Melton research. He was brought to Washington Parish by his father about 1860. He was married there about 1878, to Louisiana Self.

“Henry A. Going” headed a family in the 1880 census of Washington Parish, Enumeration District 194, page 44:

“Going, Henry A. 28, born in Mississippi
Louisiana 32, born in Louisiana
Roburta 1, born in Louisiana”

He was remarried about 1885 to Cyntha Corinne Strahan who was born January 5, 1866 in Washington Parish to Cornelius “Neal” Strahan, Jr. and Permelia Malinda Crow Strahan. Cor­nelius “Neal” Strahan, Jr. was born in Marion County, Missis­sippi June 2, 1838.

Henry A. Goings appeared as the postmaster at Palestine, Louisiana April 4, 1887. He died September 13, 1907 at Mt. Hermon, Louisiana in Washington Parish. Cynthia Corinne Strahan Goings died April 24, 1948 at Kentwood, Louisiana.

A succession record for Louisiana Self Goings show two children born to Henry A. Goings and her:

Roberta “Bertie” Goings born in 1879
Raleigh Self Goings born about 1882

Children born to Henry A. Goings and Cynthia Corinne Stra­han Goings include:

Virginia “Virgie” Goings born in February 1886
Arlie Thomas Goings born April 7, 1888
Escoe Goings born in March 1891
John Willie Goings born March 25, 1893
George M. Goings born in February 1895
Robert Goings born January 11, 1897
Carl C. Goings born in November 1899
Belva Goings born about 1902
John Alton Goings born September 4, 1910

Roberta “Bertie” Goings, daughter of Henry A. Goings and Louisiana Self Goings, was born in Washington Parish in 1879. She appeared as a one-year-old in the 1880 enumeration of her father’s household. She was married about 1910 to Andrew J. Roberts.

Raleigh Self Goings, son of Henry A. Goings and Louisiana Self Goings, was born about 1882. In 1902, he was married to Maggie A. Bannister. Children born to Raleigh Self Goings and Maggie A. Bannister Goings are unknown.

Virginia “Virgie” Goings, daughter of Henry A. Goings and Cynthia Corinne Strahan Goings, was born in February 1886. She was married about 1910 to Willie C. Miller. They lived at Mt. Hermon where he died in September 1948. Seven sons and two daughters were born to them.

Arlie Thomas Goings, son of Henry A. Goings and Cynthia Corinne Strahan Goings, was born at Mt. Hermon April 7, 1888/89, according to Melton research. He was married September 22, 1913 to Alma Ethel Riley in Washington Parish. She was born July 5, 1899 to Thomas Henry Riley and Laura Berry Riley. Arlie Thomas Goings died November 7, 1938 at Doyle, Louisiana. Alma Ethel Riley Goings died November 29, 1994 at Denham Springs, Louisiana.

Children born to Arlie Thomas Goings and Alma Ethel Riley Goings include:

Ethel Lee Goings born November 27, 1916
A. T. Goings born December 13, 1918
Bessie Goings [twin] born January 11, 1921
Jessie Lee Goings [twin] born January 11, 1921
Henry Goings born January 14, 1924
Adrean Goings born June 16, 1926
Milton Goings born about 1928
Elton Goings born October 7, 1931
David Goings born about 1935
Betty Jean Goings born in October 1937

Ethel Lee Goings, daughter of Arlie Thomas Goings and Alma Ethel Riley Goings, was born November 27, 1916 in Washington Parish. She was married June 27, 1931, at age 14, to Clinton Morris in Walthall County, Mississippi. She died February 21, 1935.

A. T. Goings, son of Arlie Thomas Goings and Alma Ethel Riley Goings, was born December 13, 1918 in Washington Parish. He was married there in 1936 to Christine Barber. He died November 7, 1983 at Franklinton and was buried at Bogue Chitto Cemetery at Mt. Hermon.

Bessie Goings, twin daughter of Arlie Thomas Goings and Alma Ethel Riley Goings, was born January 11, 1921 at Franklinton. She was married about 1939 to Beecham Martin.

Jessie Lee Goings, twin daughter of Arlie Thomas Goings and Alma Ethel Riley Goings, was born January 11, 1921 at Franklinton, Louisiana. She was married there August 28, 1939 to R. J. Melton, son of Jacob Esco Melton and Lucy Ezell Clark Melton. They were later divorced.

Children born to R. J. Melton and Jessie Lee Goings Melton in­clude:

Jerry Melton born December 13, 1939
Harold Robert Melton born February 21, 1941
Clara Ann Melton born November 21, 1944

Jerry Melton, son of R. J. Melton and Jessie Lee Goings Melton, was born December 13, 1939. He died in the following month.

Harold Robert Melton, son of R. J. Melton and Jessie Lee Goings Melton, was born February 21, 1941 at Tylertown, Mississippi. He was married July 13, 1978 at Salt Lake City to Judith Ann “Judy” Leak. In 1996 Harold Robert Melton and Judith Ann “Judy” Leak Melton lived at West Jordan, Utah where they, members of the Foundation, were active in the research of his Goings family.

Clara Ann Melton, daughter of R. J. Melton and Jessie Lee Goings Melton, was born November 21, 1944 at Tylertown. She was married November 24, 1979 to Kenneth Van Norman.

Henry Goings, son of Arlie Thomas Goings and Alma Ethel Riley Goings, was born January 14, 1924 at Mt. Hermon. He was married about 1947 to Elizabeth Palmer. Children born to Henry Goings and Elizabeth Palmer Goings are unknown.

Adrean Goings, son of Arlie Thomas Goings and Alma Ethel Riley Goings, was born June 16, 1926 at Mt. Hermon. He was married December 6, 1950 to Ollie Pearl “Ellene” Johnson at Tylertown, Mississippi, according to “Melton Family History” by Grace Kisamore of Livingston, Louisiana.

Children born to Adrean Goings and Ollie Pearl “Ellene” Johnson Goings include:

Janice Goings born about 1952
Douglas Goings born about 1954
Dorothy Jean Goings born about 1957

Milton Goings, son of Arlie Thomas Goings and Alma Ethel Riley Goings, was born about 1928 at Mt. Hermon. He was married about 1951, wife’s name Mary. Children born to Milton Goings and Mary Goings are unknown.

Elton Goings, son of Arlie Thomas Goings and Alma Ethel Riley Goings, was born October 7, 1931 at Mt. Hermon. He was married about 1954 to Verdes Benton. Children born to Elton Goings and Verdes Benton Goings are unknown.
David Goings, son of Arlie Thomas Goings and Alma Ethel Riley Goings, was born about 1935 at Mt. Hermon. He was married about 1958 to Melba Blount. Children born to David Goings and Melba Blount Goings are unknown.

Betty Jean Goings, daughter of Arlie Thomas Goings and Alma Ethel Riley Goings, was born in New Orleans in October 1937. She was married about 1957 to Gilbert McGee.

Escoe Goings, son of Henry A. Goings and Cynthia Corinne Strahan Goings, was born in March 1891. He appeared as a nine-year-old in the 1900 census of Washington Parish. He became a piano player and died of tuberculosis “as a young man,” according to Melton research.

John Willie Goings, son of Henry A. Goings and Cynthia Corinne Strahan Goings, was born March 25, 1893. He was married about 1915 to Angie Miller. He served as a private in Company K, 113th Infantry Regiment in the U.S. Army during World War I. He was remarried to Lizzie Schilling. He died in the Veterans Administration Hospital in New Orleans in December 1961.

No children were born to Angie Miller Goings. Children born to John Willie Goings and Lizzie Schilling Goings include:

Shelby Goings born about 1921
Wenous Goings born about 1923
Frances Goings born about 1926
Wilcie Goings born about 1929

Shelby Goings, son of John Willie Goings and Lizzie Schilling Goings, was born about 1921. In 1961 he lived in New Orleans.

Wenous Goings, son of John Willie Goings and Lizzie Schilling Goings, was born about 1923. In 1961 he lived in Baton Rouge.

Frances Goings, daughter of John Willie Goings and Lizzie Schilling Goings, was born about 1926. She was married about 1948, husband’s name McLain. In 1961 they lived in Ham­mond, Louisiana.

Wilcie Goings, daughter of John Willie Goings and Lizzie Schilling Goings, was born about 1929. In 1961 she lived in Kentwood, Louisiana and remained unmarried.

George M. Goings, son of Henry A. Goings and Cynthia Corinne Strahan Goings, was born in February 1895. He was married to Daisy Malley about 1918. Children born to George M. Goings and Daisy Malley Goings are unknown.

Robert Goings, son of Henry A. Goings and Cynthia Corinne Strahan Goings, was born January 11, 1897 in Washington Parish. He was married October 31, 1921 to Minnie Riley. He died in April 1957.

Children born to Robert Goings and Minnie Riley Goings in­clude:

A. J. Goings born in 1922
Ophie Mae Goings born in 1924
Arbie Goings born in 1926
Price Goings born about 1929
Sidney Goings born about 1931
Eugene Goings born March 17, 1933
Daniel Robert Goings born in 1936
Cleo Goings born June 28, 1938

Carl C. Goings, son of Henry A. Goings and Cynthia Corinne Strahan Goings, was born in November 1899. He was married about 1922 to Jessie Crowe. He died in April 1967.

Children born to Carl C. Goings and Jessie Crowe Goings in­clude:

Belva Goings, daughter of Henry A. Goings and Cynthia Corinne Strahan Goings, was born about 1902. She was mar­ried about 1918, husband’s name Riles. She was remarried to Harrison Johnson, son of Martha Johnson, December 24, 1919. In 1957 they lived in Galveston, Texas. In 1961 they were in Houston.

John Alton Goings, son of Henry A. Goings and Cynthia Corinne Strahan Goings, was born September 4, 1910. He was married about 1933, wife’s name unknown. He died in June 1977 at the age of 67 in Franklinton, Louisiana.

Children born to him include:

Sidney Goings born about 1935
John Alton Goings, Jr. born about 1938

Sidney Goings, son of John Alton Goings, was born about 1935. In 1977 he lived at Franklinton.

John Alton Goings, Jr, son of John Alton Goings, was born about 1938. In 1977 he lived at Franklinton.

Caroline Goings, daughter of Joseph [John] Goings and Lovilla [Cecilia] Lanier Goings, was born about 1855 in Mississippi. She appeared in the 1870 census of Washington Parish at age 15.

Mary Goings, daughter of Joseph [John] Goings and Lovilla [Cecilia] Lanier Goings, was born about 1856 in Mississippi. She appeared in the 1870 census of Washington Parish at age 14. She was married about 1874 to William Rafe Blades, ac­cording to the research of Wanda Adams.

James L. Goings, son of Joseph [John] Goings and Lovilla [Cecilia] Lanier Goings, was born May 19, 1858 in Lawrence County, Mississippi, according to his obituary. He removed to Washington Parish, Louisiana along with other members of his family. He was married about 1881, wife’s name Strahan. Upon her death, he was remarried March 25, 1886 to Lorintha T. Breland who was born in 1858 in St. Tammany Parish. He died in Washington Parish October 16, 1929 and was buried in Pleasant Hills Cemetery.

His obituary appeared in a Washington Parish newspaper, “The Era-Leader:”

“James Goings, an old and highly esteemed citizen of this community died at his home near Mt. Hermon Wednesday, October 16, and the remains were buried that evening at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Rev. P. B. Shivers conducting funeral rites. He was confined to his room for two or three years and while everything his devoted family could do to stay the grim messenger, it could not be. He was born in Lawrence County, Mississippi in 1858 and was 71 years, 4 months and 26 days of age. He moved to this county when young with his fa­ther, Joseph Goings and has lived here ever since. He was twice married, his first wife, Miss Strahan, died soon after marriage. He later married Miss Breland, who with their three boys and three girls, survive him. He was a consistent member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, was a kind an devoted husband and father, a good farmer and provided well for his family whom he will be missed by.”.

Lorintha T. Breland Goings died December 6, 1943 in Crystal Springs, Mississippi.

Children born to James L. Goings and Lorintha T. Breland Goings include:

Noonie M. Goings born in May 1887
Wilton Howard Goings born December 22, 1888
Edna E. Goings born in March 1891
Eulalie O. Goings born in July 1893
Major B. Goings born January 14, 1896
Otho [Otto?] Otis Goings born September 18, 1898

Noonie M. Goings, daughter of James L. Goings and Lorintha T. Breland Goings, was born in May 1887 in Louisiana. She appeared as a 13-year-old in the 1900 census of Washington Parish in the household of her father. She was married there September 3, 1914 to Felder Crow. She was remarried there in 1918 to Charles Barron. In 1922 they lived in Hopewell, Mississippi. On August 1, 1968 they observed their 50th wedding anniversary in Harrisville, Mississippi.

Children born to them include:

Maudine Barron born about 1920
Nelson Barron born about 1923

Wilton Howard Goings, son of James L. Goings and Lorintha T. Breland Goings, was born December 22, 1888 in Louisiana. He was married February 25, 1912 in Washington Parish to Nannie Alice Sylvest, according to Washington Parish Marriage Book 2, page 178. She was the daughter of William James Sylvest and Sarah Elizabeth Elliot Sylvest. She taught school at the “Goings School” before it was consolidated with Mt. Hermon, according to the “Era-Leader.” She attended Northwestern College in Natchitoches, Louisiana for a teaching certificate. She stated that “the late Jim Goings gave land for the Goings school” and that she boarded with the Goings family while teaching there. Wilton Howard Goings died September 18, 1960 in Magnolia, Mississippi and was buried in Pleasant Hills Cemetery in Washington Parish. She died February 14, 1983 at Bogaloosa, Louisiana at age 95 and was buried beside her husband.

Children born to Wilton Howard Goings and Nannie Alice Sylvest Goings include:

H. A. Goings born about 1914

H. A. Goings, son of Wilton Howard Goings and Nannie Alice Sylvest Goings, was born about 1914. He was married November 18. 1933 to Mildred Morris, daughter of Mrs. Reed Morris in Washington Parish. Later they were divorced. He was remarried, wife’s name Evelyn. Children born to H. A. Goins, Mildred Morris Goings and Evelyn Goings are unknown.

Edna E. Goings, daughter of James L. Goings and Lorintha T. Breland Goings, was born in March 1891. She was married August 4, 1908 to George Washington Primes who was born July 4, 1887. She died in February 1991.

Children born to them include:

Ancil V. Primes born about 1912
Zuleima Primes born about 1914
Ivylle Primes born about 1916
Marjorie Nell Primes born about 1919

Eulalie O. Goings, daughter of James L. Goings and Lorintha T. Breland Goings, was born in July 1893 in Louisiana. She was married in November 1912 to Broadus V. Banister in Washington Parish. They were divorced, and in July 1963 she was remarried to Bob Burch of Monroe, Louisiana.

Children born to them include:

Broadus V. Banister born about 1914
Bobbie Banister born about 1917

Major B. Goings, son of James L. Goings and Lorintha T. Breland Goings, was born January 14, 1896 in Louisiana. The “Era-Leader” reported in April 15 that he had “just returned from a European tour and hoped that he did not have to return because of the war situation.” He was married February 23, 1918 to Celia Holiday in Washington Parish and was called up for military duty in May 1918. She was the daughter of Tim Holiday and Babe Statum Holiday. She died June 19, 1957 in New Orleans. He died December 31, 1969 at Mt. Hermon and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Children born to Major B. Goings and Celia Holiday Goings include:

Jane Goings born about 1919
Millard “Smut” Goings born July 18, 1920
Gorma Goings born about 1924

Jane Goings, daughter of Major B. Goings and Celia Holiday Goings, was born about 1919. She was married about 1937 to James Miller of Hodge, Louisiana.

Millard “Smut” Goings, son of Major B. Goings and Celia Holiday Goings, was born July 18, 1920. He was married about 1946 to Hazel Holland. He was a dairy farmer. He died May 15, 1979 and was buried in Pleasant Hills Cemetery.

Children born to Millard “Smut” Goings and Hazel Holland Goings include:

Gerald Willard Goings born September 13, 1945
Bobby Goings born about 1949

Gorma Goings, daughter of Major B. Goings and Celia Holiday Goings, was born about 1924. She was married about 1946 to Fred Lavatina of New Orleans. In 1979 they continued there.

Otho [Otto?] Otis “Butch” Goings, son of James L. Goings and Lorintha T. Breland Goings, was born September 18, 1898 in Louisiana. He was married in Washington Parish October 28, 1927 to Rudie Rosa Rhodus, daughter of T. C. Rhodus, according to Pike County, Mississippi Marriage Book PP, page 120. Another source shows her parents as W. L. “Dock” Rhodus and Georgia Ann Sanders Rhodus.

Otho [Otto?] died of a stroke at Magnolia, Mississippi April 25, 1966, “survived by one brother, Major Goings, three sisters, Mrs. Eulalie Burch, Monroe; Mrs. Noonie Barrow of Crystal Springs and Mrs. Edna Primes, Amite,” according to the April 28, 1966 edition of the “Era-Leader.” No children born to Otho [Otto?] Otis “Butch” Goings and Rudie Rosa Rhodus Goings.

Ercelia Goings, daughter of Joseph [John] Goings and Soville [Cecilia] Lanier Goings, was born about 1860. One researcher shows her name as “Cecilia.” She was enumerated in the 1870 census of her parents’ household as an 11-year-old.

Elvelinda Goings, daughter of Joseph [John] Goings and Soville [Cecilia] Lanier Goings, was born about 1861 in Louisiana. She appeared in the 1880 census of Washington Parish in her parent’s household as Elvelina Blades.

Joseph Goings, son of Joseph [John] Goings and Soville [Cecilia] Lanier Goings, was born about 1868 in Washington Parish. He appeared at age two in the 1870 census enumeration of Washington County.

Martha L. Goings, daughter of Joseph [John] Goings and Lovilla [Cecilia] Lanier Goings, was born about 1870. She appeared at age five months in the 1870 census of Washington Parish.
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William Going was married to Kesiah Nichols February 24, 1831, according to Copiah County, Mississippi marriage records.

“William Goins” appeared as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Copiah County:

“Goins, William white male 20-40
white female 20-40
white male 0-10
white male 0-10
white female 0-10
white male 0-10
white male 0-10
white female 0-10”

“William Gowen”, appeared in the 1840 census of Copiah County, page 98 as the head of a household. Of the nine members in the household five were engaged in agriculture, and one adult was illiterate. The family was rendered as:

“Gowen, William white male 40-50
white female 20-30
white male 15-20
white female 10-15
white male 10-15
white male 10-15
white male 10-15
white female 0-5
white male 0-5”
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A negro family, headed by Isaac Gowen, were the only Gowens left in Copiah County, Mississippi in the 1880 census. They appeared in Enumeration District 27, page 27, Hopewell Precinct:

“Gowen, Isaac 26, born in Mississippi
Tilda 22, born in Mississippi
Joseph 2, born in Mississippi”
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William Gowens was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Copiah County, page 98:

“Gowens, William white male 40-50
white female 30-40
white male 15-20
white female 15-20
white male 10-15
white male 10-15
white male 10-15
white male 0-5
white female 0-5”

Five members of the family were engaged in agriculture, and one was illiterate.
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Ellen Goynes was born March 28, 1820 of parents unknown, according to Pamela McCunn of Hitchcock, Texas, a great-granddaughter. Census enumerations show that her parents were born in Georgia.

She was married November 30, 1836 in Copiah County, Mississippi to William Womack who was born in Georgia about 1815, according to Pamela McCunn. Penny Myers, a great-great-granddaughter shows the birth of William Womack in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana.

Jeremiah Sharpless was the bondsman, according to Copiah County Marriage Book D, page 105. Elizabeth Goin was married to “Jeremiah Sharplin” October 18, 1833 in Claiborne County according to Mississippi Marriage Records [1826-1900].
William Womack was a son of David Womack and Mary Childress Womack. William Womack was enumerated in the 1840 census of Copiah County, but Ellen Goynes Womack apparently did not appear in the household, according to Penny Myers.

By 1850 they had removed to Jackson Parish, Louisiana. He died there December 18, 1878 and was buried in Womack Cemetery in Womack, Louisiana. She died there December 28, 1898 and was buried beside her husband.

Children born to them include:

Matilda Womack born about 1838
Nancy Womack born about 1840

==O==
Samuel McGowen was married May 1, 1879 to Harriett Bailey, according to Copiah County marriage records. Children born to Samuel McGowen and Harriett Bailey McGowen are unknown.
==O==
Hubert Lamar Going was born in Shelby County, Texas, January 2, 1926, according to Texas BVS File 773110.
==O==
James A. Going was the father of an infant born in Shelby County August 31, 1917, according to BVS File 36655.
==O==
Lenard Going was the father of an infant born September 2, 1933, according to BVS File 76426. He was also the father of an infant born February 13, 1937 in Shelby County, according to BVS File 121208.
==O==
Travis P. Going was born March 4, 1918 in Shelby County, according to BVS File 15836.
==O==
Alice Mae Goings was born in Shelby County March 1, 1911, according to BVS File 1208828.
==O==
E. C. Goings was born in Shelby County December 28, 1926, according to BVS File 914521.
==O==
E. C. Goings was the father of an infant born March 30, 1933 in Shelby County, according to BVS File 24950. He was also the father of an infant born October 23, 1941, according to BVS File 136502.
==O==
Glenda Ann Goings was born in Shelby County August 9, 1958, according to BVS File 171331.
==O==
J. J. Goings was the father of an infant born December 6, 1933 in Shelby County, according to BVS File 106582.
==O==
Margaret “Maggie” Guynes, daughter of Elbert Guynes and Providence Guynes, was born about 1848. She was married January 10, 1897 in Copiah County to Nathaniel Green Bar-low. He was born May 4, 1838 to George Washington Barlow and Flora Ann Byrd Barlow. He died July 20, 1913 in Missis-sippi.

George Guynes, son of Elbert Guynes and Providence Guynes, was born about 1850. He was married about
1873 to Julia A. Mullican.

Children born to George Guynes and Julia A. Mullican Guynes include:

Laurinda Priscilla Guynes born about 1880

Laurinda Priscilla Guynes, daughter of George Guynes and Julia A. Mullican Guynes, was born about 1880. She was married about 1900 to Nathaniel Green Barlow who was born May 4, 1838 to George Washington Barlow and Flora Ann Byrd. Nathaniel Green Barlow died July 20, 1913 in Missis-sippi.

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DESOTO COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Sallie McGowan was married March 30, 1880 to Wade Flakes, according to DeSoto County marriage records.

GEORGE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

B. F. Goins was married March 25, 1925 to Clara Landrum, according to George County marriage records. Children born to B. F. Goins and Clara Landrum Goins are unknown.

HARRISON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Mrs. Inez Goins Simmons was born July 22, 1929. She died October 27, 1984 and was buried in Biloxi National Cemetery in Biloxi, Mississippi.

HINDS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

William M. Gowan [or William McGowan] appeared in the 1830 census of Hinds County, Mississippi. His household was listed as:

“Gowan, William M. white male 30-40
white female 30-40
white male 15-20
white male 10-15
white male 10-15
white female 5-10
white female 0-5”
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Clinton, Mississippi in Hinds County was the residence of Sarah Catherine Goings who was born June 20, 1936. She was married to John C. Newton on November 9, 1854. Sarah Catherine Goings Newton died May 27, 1864. Sisters to Sarah Catherine Goings, Nan Goings and Elvira Goings, both of who married men by the name Brovine, also lived at Clinton, Mis­sissippi.
==O==
“Mrs. Nancy Goyen,” a widow, who was born in Pickens County in 1840 was married to R. N. Provine, according to “Goodspeed’s History of Mississippi.”
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Thomas Gowen appeared on the tax roll of Hinds County in 1837.

HOLMES COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

“William Gowen” was shown in Holmes County Deed Book T, page 267 on May 16, 1870 when he gave a note to J. Morrow & Company for $200 for farming supplies advanced by the com­pany. The $200 note was secured by his crop.
==O==
Living near James Hunt Gowen at West Station, Mississippi at the time of the 1870 census were three Negro households, ap­parently his freed slaves. Included were:

“Gowen, Daniel 70, born in Virginia, farmer, illiterate
Ritter 55, born in North Carolina”

Marciss Gowan, a Negro, headed Household 646-674 there:

“Gowan, Marciss 32, born in TN, domestic servant
Willie 8, born in MS
Minerva 4, born in MS
Hannah 2, born in MS”

Jesse Gowan, a Negro, headed adjoining Household 647-675:

“Gowan, Jesse 24, born in Mississippi, farmhand
Hannah 22, born in Mississippi”
==O==
The marriage records of Holmes County were burned about 1887 in a courthouse fire. Several Gowen individuals appear in the later marriage records of the county, but they are all ne­groes, apparently descendants of the slaves of earlier Gowen residents.

Negroes appearing in the Holmes County marriage records in­clude:

Alex Gowen was married to Lucinda Epps in 1901, according to Marriage Book 5, page 115. Of Alex Gowen and Lucinda Epps Gowen nothing more is known.

Amos Gowen was married in 1902 to Cornelia Thomas, ac­cording to Marriage Book 6, page 329. Amos Gowen and Cornelia Thomas Gowen were divorced December 13, 1905, according to Divorce Book 2, page 462. Amos Gowen was re­married to Millie Wade in 1908, according to Book 9, page 493. Children born to Amos Gowen and Millie Wade Gowen are unknown.
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Daphne Gowen was married to George Heath about 1890, ac­cording to Holmes County Marriage Book H, page 278.
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Elijah Gowen was married to Melvina Clinton in 1897. Chil­dren born to Elijah Gowen and Melvina Clinton Gowen are unknown.
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Mary Etta Gowen was married to Jerry Redmond in 1901, ac­cording to Marriage Book 5, page 105.
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Scilla Gowen was married to Wade Montgomery in 1906, ac­cording to Marriage Book 9, page 104.
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Trianna Gowen was married to George W. Woods in 1902, ac­cording to Marriage Book 8, page 502.

ITAWAMBA COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

William Gowing was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Itawamba County, page 149. The family was composed of:

“Gowing, William white male 30-40
white female 20-30
white male 0-5
white female 0-5”

JASPER COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Mahala[?] Jane Goen was born in Georgia October 3, 1843 to parents unknown. She was married about 1864 to John Thomas Spurlock who was born January 19, 1842. In 1866 they lived in Alabama where their first child was born.

In 1870 they were located in Jasper County where a child was born. They were enumerated there in the 1880 census.

Mahala Jane Goen Spurlock died January 19, 1903 at age 59 in Union Parish, Louisiana and was buried in Mt. Nebo Methodist Church Cemetery. John Thomas Spurlock died October 20, 1922 in Union Parish, and was buried beside his wife. L. A. Jasper, a great-grandson wrote August 19, 2002, “Several of their children are also there. My grandfather John William Spurlock and Grandmother Martha Grace Spurlock are there. Others include a son, Ellis Spurlock, and three daughters: Texas Alabama Spurlock Crawford, Carrie Spurlock Miles, and Pearl Spurlock.”

Children born to John Thomas Spurlock and Mahala Jane Goen Spurlock include:

John William Spurlock born July 5, 1866
Texas Alabama “Bama” Spurlock born January 21, 1870
Carrie Spurlock born July 25, 1880
Ellis Spurlock born in 1884
Pearl Spurlock born in 1886

JEFFERSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Emily Goings was married to Sylvester Aldridge August 5, 1839 in Jefferson County according to Mississippi Marriage records [1826-1900]. Noting more is known of Sylvester Aldridge and Emily Goings Aldridge.
==O==
Peter Goins was married to Viney Freeman January 17, 1880 in Jefferson County according to Mississippi Marriage records [1826-1900]. Nothing more is known of Peter Goins and Viney Freeman Goins.

Transcribed by Sue B. Moore:

Jefferson County Court, July 31, 1824

At a Special Court begun and held in the town of Greenville and for the County of Jefferson for the trial of slaves agreeably to the act of the General Assembly of the state of Mississippi in such case made and provided this thirty first day of July A. D. eighteen hundred and twenty four were present the Honorable James G. Wood and John L. Irwin. Phillip Dixon clerk of the county & Circuit Court.

The sheriff returned a list of freeholders to serve as Jurors to this court.

The State vs. Charles, a Negro man, the property of Washington Burch

Levin L. Cartwright, Esq. appears for the accused and ordered by the court that W. G. Metcalfe, Esq. be appointed to prosecute in behalf of the State in this cause. The prisoner charged with having murdered two infant children of Alexander Bolls also with having conspired the murder of said infant children and for administering medicine to same infant children with intent to kill. Plea of not guilty & issue.
Ordered that a Jury be empanelled [sic] in this cause whereupon there came a Jury to wit:
1. Stephen Terry
2. Moses Odom
3. Thomas G. Vaughn
4. Parker Collins
5. Thomas Hinds
6. Charles Riley
7. Robert Farley
8. James Stuart
9. Joseph Slater, Senr.
10. Abner Marble
11. John Dobbs
12. Walter Sellars
who being empanelled tried and sworn to well and truly try the issue between the parties aforesaid upon their oaths do say we of the Jury find the prisoner not guilty.
Ordered that the court adjourn for half an hour. Court met pursuant to adjournment.

Jefferson County Mississippi – Court Records, 1802-1813; Minutes, 1822-1835 Family History Library Film # 893057, Salt Lake City, Utah

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County Court, July 31, 1824
Case 12

The State vs. Dinah, a Negro woman, the property of Stephen Cornplow(?)
Ordered that A. G. Metcalfe, Esquire be appointed to prosecute the cause in behalf of the State and L. L. Cartwright appear on the part of the accused. The prisoner charged with having committed murder upon two infant children of Alexander Bolls, also of having conspired the murder of the same infant children and of having administered medicine to them with intent to kill. Plea not guilty & issue.
Ordered that a Jury be empanelled in this cause whereupon there came a Jury, to wit, same Jury as last before when upon their oaths do say “we of the Jury find the prisoner not Guilty.”

Case 13
State vs. Going, a free man of colour
Ordered that a nole prosque be entered in this case. (My Note: Nolle prosequi is an entry on the record of a legal action denoting that the prosecutor or plaintiff will proceed no further in an action or suit either as a whole or as to some count or as to one or more of several defendants.)

Case 14 The State vs. Lewis, a Negro – same order

Case 15 The State vs. Jacob, a Negro – same order

Case 16 The State vs. Nat, a Negro man – same order

Case 17 The State vs. Amy, a Negro woman – same order

Case 18 The State vs. Harry, a Negro man – same order

Ordered that A. G. Metcalfe Esquire the prosecuting attorney in the foregoing case be allowed twenty dollars. Ordered that Phillip Dixon clerk be allowed three dollars for his per dieum – (note: per diem means per day or daily)
Ordered that the court adjourn sine dine. (note: sine die means indefinitely)
Certificate to Col. Wood for 4 days attendance in the county court of Jefferson up to August. 24th, 1824.
Certificate issued to Ch. Jordan for Jno. L. Irwin for three days up to and including August Term 1824 for $9.00.

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Special County Court 29 May 1826
At a Special county court summoned by the Sheriff agreeably to the Statute in such case made and provided for the trial of slaves being held at the Town of Fayette this 29th day of May 1826. Present the Honorable J. Remson(?) Holmes presiding Justice & John L. Irwin Esquire associate Justice.
Charles H. Jordan Esq. Sheriff
Isaac Pipes Clerk of the County Court

State vs. Matt a Negro man slave the property of N. Selser
Ordered that Putnam L. Williams Esquire be appointed to prosecute for and in behalf of the State in this case, and L. L. Cartwright Esq. appear on behalf of the accused.
The prisoner charged with the murder of William a Negro slave the property of Samuel Marley(?). The prisoner arraigned and pleads not Guilty. The Sheriff returned to the court a list of twenty four persons summoned in this case out of which the following persons were empanelled and summoned to wit –

1. Thomas Grafton
2. Stephen Terry
3. Henry Platner
4. Neal Torrey
5. Joseph Parmalee
6. John Osborne
7. P. O. Hughes
8. H. B. Harrison
9. John Pickins
10. F. G. Turnbull
11. Charles Trefoe
12. Daniel Perry

who being empanelled tried and sworn to will and truly try the issue between the parties aforesaid.

Ordered that the court adjourn till tomorrow morning 8 o’clock.

Tuesday May 30, 1826 court met

Ordered that the court adjourn till 12 o’clock. Court met pursuant to adjournment.

The State vs. Matt a Negro
The Jury empanelled and sworn in this case, appeared and (?) the following verdict to wit, we of the Jury find the prisoner not Guilty of murder – but find him Guilty of manslaughter & therefore it is ordered considered and abridged by the court now tried that the prisoner at the bar Matt do receive on his bare back thirty nine lashes, and it is further considered Ordered and adjudged by the court aforesaid that the said Matt be branded in the hand with the letter M and that the Sheriff execute the foregoing sentence forthwith in open court which is accordingly done.
Ordered that the sum of twenty dollars be allowed Putnam L. Williams Esquire for prosecuting in behalf of the State in the case against Matt a Negro.
Ordered that the sum of six dollars be allowed Isaac Pipes for his per dieum in attending on said court as clerk.
Ordered that the account of Charles H. Jordan sheriff against the county amounting to twenty four dollars be allowed.
Ordered that the account of John Terry, Jaoler (sic) against the county amounting to six dollars twenty cents be allowed.
Ordered that the court adjourn sine dine.

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Special County. Ct. 16th Sept. 1826
At a Special Court for Jefferson County summoned by the sheriff agreeably to the Statute in such case made and provided for the trial of slaves this 16th day of September 1826 – Present the Honorable J. R. Holmes presiding Justice & John L. Irwin Esquire associate Justice.
Charles H. Jordan Esq.. Sheriff
Isaac Pipes Clerk of the County Court
Ordered that the court adjourn to the house of John Buell Esquire.

The State of Miss. vs. Tom a Negro man slave the property of Agnes Irvine

The Sheriff returned a list of Jurors summoned in this case – Ordered by the court that C. Jefferson Esquire be appointed to prosecute in behalf of the State in this case, and that P. T. Williams on the part of the accused.
The prisoner charged with an assault and battery on the body of Agnes Irvine with intent to kill and murder this the said Agnes Irvine. The prisoner placed at the bar by the sheriff arraigned and on arraignment pleads not guilty and issue by consent. Ordered by the court that a Jury be empanelled and sworn, as the law directs, in this case, whereupon there came a Jury to wit –
1. Joseph Parmilee
2. Peter C. Goosey
3. John Buell
4. James B. Truly
5. Alex. Bolls
6. John Pickins
7. Elisha Trader
8. Samuel Scott
9. John Clawson
10. David F. Standlee
11. Andrew Bolls
12. John Montgomery
13. who being empanelled and sworn to will and truly try the issue aforesaid upon their oaths do say

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Ordered that the court be adjourned for one hour. Court met pursuant to adjournment.
Ordered that the court adjourn till Monday morning nine o’clock.
Monday September 18, 1816, Court met pursuant to adjournment.

The State vs. Tom a Negro man slave
The Jury empanelled in this case on Saturday last returned to the court now here the following verdict to wit “we of the Jury find the prisoner at the bar guilty in manner and force as charged – And on motion & on reasons filed by his attorney aforesaid for a new trial, it is ordered, considered and adjudged that a new trial be granted to be holden (held) at the next regular Term of the county court on the first Monday in October next – And that a new Jury be awarded to be summoned by the Sheriff as the law directs, and that the prisoner be remanded to Jaol (Jail).
Ordered that the account of the Sheriff against the county amounting to fifteen dollars be allowed.
Ordered that the sum of six dollars be allowed Isaac Pipes – clerk for his per dieum, in attending on this court two days.
Ordered that the court adjourn sine dine.
Signed J. Remson Holmes
Jefferson County Mississippi – Court Records, 1802-1813; Minutes, 1822-1835 Family History Library Film # 893057, Salt Lake City, Utah

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Special County Court 29th Nov. 1826
At a Special Court for the trial of slaves summoned by the sheriff agreeably to the act of the Assembly, begun and holden at the court house in & for said county this 29th day of November 1826 –
Present the Honorable J. R. Holmes presiding Justice & John L. Irwin Esquire associate Justice.
Charles H. Jordan Esq. Sheriff
Isaac Pipes Clerk of the County Court

The State of Miss. vs. Mary Ann a Negro slave of James Surgets
Ordered that Putnam T. Williams be appointed to prosecute on behalf of the State in this case – And A. B. McLeod Esq. on the part of the accused.
Ordered that the court adjourn to one o’clock. Court met pursuant to adjournment.
The State of Miss. vs. Mary Ann a Negro slave of James Surgets
The prisoner charged with an attempt to kill & murder James Lee by poisoning. The prisoner brought into court, arraigned and pleads not Guilty. Owing to the States witness, James Lee being absent, on account of sickness and unable to attend, therefore ordered that the court adjourn till Wednesday the 20th day of December next –

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Special County Ct. 18th Dec. 1826
At a Special County court for the County of Jefferson, summoned by the Sheriff agreeably to law for the trial of slaves this 18th day of December 1826.
Present the Honorable J. Remson Holmes presiding Justice & John L. Irwin Esquire associate Justice.
Charles H. Jordan Esq. Sheriff
Isaac Pipes Clerk of the County Court

The State of Miss. vs. Jacob a Negro man slave
Ordered that Levin L. Cartwright Esq. be appointed to prosecute in behalf of the State in this case, and that Putnam T. Williams be appointed on the part of the defense. The prisoner charged with burglary in breaking and entering the house of James Folkes in the night time & taking there out a trunk containing one hundred & ninety five dollars in Mississippi bank Bills, also one case of razors, value of $4.50, a Razor Strop value $1.00, one breast dirk value $7.00, and one hundred and ninety five dollars in cash, also one Spanish dirk knife value $1.00. I pr. pantaloons value $6.00. one clothes brush value $2.00. The prisoner brought into court and on arraignment pleads not Guilty & issue. Ordered that a jury be empanelled in this case whereupon there came a Jury to wit – Peter Emerick, John Berry, Philip Dixon, Chas. Trefoe, Seth Cocks, Mark Valentine, Hiram Baldwin, George Robinson, John Pickins, A. Hamberlin, James Dunbar, James Stuart, who being empanelled tried and sworn to well and truly try the issue between the parties aforesaid upon their oaths do say we of the Jury find the prisoner at the Bar not Guilty of Burglary, but we find him guilty of having received stolen goods, knowing them to have been Stolen.
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Ordered that the court adjourn till tomorrow morning 10 o’clock.
Tuesday Dec. 19th Court met pursuant to adjournment.
Ordered that the court adjourn till tomorrow morning 10 o’clock.

Wednesday Dec. 20. Court met pursuant to adjournment.
The State of Miss. vs. Jacob a Negro slave of Charles Lewis
Ordered that Putnam T. Williams be allowed the sum of twenty five dollars for defending as attorney in this case, and it is considered and adjudged by the court here that he do recover the said sum against Charles Lewis the owner of said slave.
Ordered that the court adjourn sine dine.
(Signed) J. Remson Holmes

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Special County Court 19th Dec. 1826
At a Special County Court for the trial of slaves summoned by the sheriff agreeably to the Statute, begun and holden at the court house in & for said county this nineteenth day of December 1826 –
Present the Honorable J. R. Holmes presiding Justice & John L. Irwin Esquire associate Justice.
Charles H. Jordan Esq. Sheriff
Isaac Pipes Clerk of the County Court

The State of Miss. vs. Edmund alias Jordan a Negro man slave
Ordered that Levin L. Cartwright Esq. be appointed to prosecute on behalf of the State in this case, and A. B. McLeod Esq. on the part of the accused.
The prisoner charged with Burglary for having on the night of the 30th of November last broken and entered the mansion house of James Folkes of the County of Jefferson and State aforesaid and taking there out one small trunk of the value of $2.00 containing one hundred & ninety five dollars in Mississippi State Bank Bills of the value of one hundred & ninety five dollars, also one case of razors, value $4.50, one Razor Strop of the value of $1.00, one breast dirk of the value of $7.00, one Spanish dirk knife value $1.00, I pair of pantaloons of the value of value $6.00, one clothes brush of the value of $2.00.
The prisoner brought into court and on arraignment pleads not Guilty & issue. The Sheriff having returned a list of persons summoned in this case the following persons names were drawn, empanelled and sworn to serve as Jurors, to wit –
Abijah Clark, William Stevenson, John Buell, Abram Frisby, William Kelly, Jacob Segrist, —- Foreman, D. Wilson, James Lombard, James Boll, Church Dixon, James Jones, Jr. who being empanelled,

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tried, and sworn upon their oaths do say we of the Jury find the prisoner at the Bar guilty,
Ordered by the Court that the prisoner be remanded to the Jaol until Friday the twelfth day of January 1827 on which day to be taken from thence to a common gallows and there between the hours of two o’clock A.M. & three o’clock P.M. of the said day to be hanged by the neck until he be dead dead dead and that the sheriff execute this Order.

The State vs. Edmund
Ordered by the court that James Manifee deliver to James Folkes the sum of one hundred & fifty dollars, being the amount rec’d by him of the Negro man slave Edmund, who is now convicted of having stolen the same from said James Folkes.
Ordered that the court adjourn sine dine.
(Signed) J. Remson Holmes

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Special County Court 19th Dec. 1826
At a Special Term of County Court for Jefferson County begun and holden at the court house in & for County of Jefferson summoned by the sheriff agreeably to law for the trial of slaves this 19th day of December 1826 –
Present the Honorable J. Remson Holmes presiding Justice & John L. Irwin Esquire associate Justice.
Charles H. Jordan Esq. Sheriff
Isaac Pipes Clerk of the County Court

The State of Miss. vs. Mary Ann a Negro slave
Ordered that Ordered that Levin L. Cartwright Esq. be appointed to prosecute on behalf of the State in this case, and Putnam T. Williams on the part of the accused.
On a charge of being accessory before the fact in feloniously inciting procuring moving & aiding and abetting a certain Negro man slave by the name of Edmund to do and commit the crime of Burglary and entering the mansion home of James Folkes on the night of the 3rd November last with an intent to commit a felony.
And also on a charge of being an accessory after the fact in feloniously receiving harboring assisting comforting and maintaining the said Negro man slave named Edmund well knowing the said Edmund to have done and committed the said crime of Burglary as aforesaid. The said Mary Ann brought into court and on arraignment pleads not Guilty & issue and ordered that a Jury be empanelled in this case wherein now there

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came a Jury to wit – Daniel Stevens, James Dunbar, James Stuart, Neal Torry, George Robinson, James Jones, William Kelly, Jacob Segrist, John Pickins, D. W. Wilson, James Kelly and Peter C. Goosey – who being empanelled tried and sworn upon their oaths do day we the Jury find the prisoner at the bar not guilty of accepting before nor after the fact – but we find her guilty of petit Larceny.
Ordered by the court that the prisoner receive thirty nine lashes on her bare back, and that the Sheriff execute this Order.
The State of Miss. vs. Mary Ann a Negro slave
Ordered by the court that Putnam T. Williams be allowed the sum of twenty five dollars for defending said slave & it is considered & adjudged by the court that he recover said sum against Allen Jones the owner of said slave.
Ordered that the court adjourn sine dine.
(Signed) J. Remson Holmes

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Special County Court 20th Dec. 1826
At a Special Term of the County Court for Jefferson County summoned by the sheriff according to the act of the Assembly in such case made and provided for the trial of slaves this 2oth day of December 1826 –
Present the Honorable J. R. Holmes presiding Justice & John L. Irwin Esquire associate Justice.
Charles H. Jordan Esq. Sheriff
Isaac Pipes Clerk of the County Court

The State of Miss. vs. Jacob a Negro man slave
Ordered that Ordered that L. L. Cartwright Esq. be appointed to prosecute on behalf of the State in this case, and Cicero Jefferson Esq. on the part of the defendant.
The prisoner charged with being accessory before the fact in feloniously inciting persuading moving procuring aiding & abetting a certain mulatto man slave named Edmund to do and commit the crime of burglary in breaking and entering the mansion house of James Folkes on the night of the 30th of November last with an intent to commit a felony and also on a charge of being accessory after the fact in feloniously receiving harboring assisting comforting and maintaining the said mulatto slave named Edmund well knowing the said Edmund to have done and committed the said crime of Burglary as aforesaid.
Ordered that the court adjourn till two o’clock,
Court met pursuant to adjournment.

Ordered that the sum of twenty dollars be allowed Putnam T. Williams for Prosecuting Mary Ann a Negro slave of James Surgets.
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Dec 20th 1826
The State vs. Jacob a Negro slave – Ordered that nine dollars be allowed Isaac Pipes for three days services as clerk in attending this trial.

The State vs. Edmund a Negro slave – Ordered that three dollars be allowed Isaac Pipes for attending one day.

The State vs. Mary Ann – Ordered that six dollars be allowed Isaac Pipes for attending two days in this court as clerk.

The State vs. Jacob – – Ordered that three dollars be allowed Isaac Pipes for attending one day in this court as clerk.

The State vs. Mary Ann a slave – – Ordered that six dollars be allowed Isaac Pipes for attending two days on this court as clerk.

The State vs. Jacob a Negro man slave – On a charge of being accessory before & after the fact of Burglary. Ordered that a nole pros-e-que be entered in this case.

The State vs. Edmund, the State vs. Jacob,

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The State vs. Mary Ann & Jacob – Ordered that the sum of Eighty dollars be allowed Levin L. Cartwright for prosecuting in behalf of the State in these four cases.

The State vs. Edmund & the State vs. Mary Ann a Negro slave of James Surgets – Ordered that the sum of Fifty dollars be allowed A. B. McLeod for defending in these two cases.

The State vs. Jacob a Negro man slave of Charles Lewis – Ordered that C. Jefferson be allowed twenty five dollars for defending this case and it is considered and adjudged that he recover the same of Charles Lewis the owner of said slave.

The State vs. Tom a Negro man slave of Agnes Irwins – Ordered that the sum of twenty dollars be allowed Cicero Jefferson for prosecuting as attorney in this case.

The State vs. Mary Ann – Ordered that the sum of twenty dollars be allowed Charles H. Jordan in this case.

The State vs. Jacob as slave – Ordered that Eight dollars be allowed C. H. Jordan for his service in this case.

Ordered that the court adjourn sine dine.

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Adjourned County Court 20th Dec. 1826
At an adjourned meeting of the County Court for the trial of Mary Ann a Negro slave of James Surgets begun and held at the court house this 20th day of Dec. 1826.

Present the Honorable J. R. Holmes presiding Justice & John L. Irwin Esquire associate Justice.
Charles H. Jordan Esq. Sheriff
Isaac Pipes Clerk of the County Court

The State of Miss. vs. Mary Ann, a Negro slave of James Surgets.
On a charge of poisoning James Lee. Continued from the 29th day of Nov. 1826 till this day. Ordered that the prisoner be placed at the barr and ordered that a Jury be empanelled in this case whereupon there came a Jury to wit –
1. Isaac J. Ross
2. Josiah Neuman
3. W. W. Neely
4. John Clawson
5. Henry Platner
6. P. C. Goosey
7. Joseph Parmilee
8. Stephen Richey
9. L. K. Clifton
10. Thomas Clawson
11. James Folkes
12. John W. Bolls
who being empanelled tried and sworn to well and truly try the issue between the parties aforesaid upon their oaths do say we of the Jury find the prisoner at the Bar guilty.

Ordered by the court that the prisoner be remanded to the Jaol of said County and there to be kept till Friday the 12th day of Janu-ary next on which day between the hours of 10 A. M. and three P. M. of said day to be taken from thence to a common Gallows and then and there hanged by the neck until she be dead dead dead and that the Sheriff carry this order into execution.

The State vs. Mary Ann – On motion of the prisoner by A. B. McLeod her attorney ordered by the court that a —- issue for twelve good and discreet matrons to appear in the above case here on Wednesday next to try whether the accused be pregnant or not.
Ordered that the court adjourn till Wednesday next.

J. Remson Holmes

KEMPER COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Amos Goynes, a farmer appeared as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Kemper County, along with Wiley W. Goynes, 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”

LAWRENCE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

George Forrest Goins was born in November 1832 of parents unknown. He married March 13, 1872 to Ann Alma Carr Ballard in Lawrence County, Mississippi, according to the research of Sue Craft Dorman of Brookhaven, Mississippi. Ann Alma Carr Goins was born January 29, 1847 and died December 4, 1922, according to Joyce Goins Tarver, a descendant of Vidalia, Louisiana. George Forrest Goins died April 23, 1918.

Children born to George Forrest Goins and Ann Alma Carr Goins include:

Coleman Forrest Goins born January 28, 1870
Annabelle Goins born about 1872
George Walter Goins born about 1875
Laura Goins born about 1877
Mary Jerusha Goins born about 1880

Coleman Forest Goins, son of George Forrest Goins and Ann Alma Carr Goins, was born January 18, 1870, place unknown. He was married about 1900 to Havey Lea King, the daughter of Martin King and Josephine Lambert King. Josephine Lambert King was the daughter of Drew Lambert. Coleman Forest Goins died December 16, 1939, place unknown.

Children born to Coleman Forest Goins and Havey Lea King Goins include:

Vera Lea Goins born October 25, 1904

Vera Lee Goins, daughter of Coleman Forest Goins and Havey Lee King Goins, was born October 25, 1904, place unknown. She was married about 1923 to Ernest Vernon May. She died July 23, 1982.
==O==
George Gowan presented a claim to the Board of Supervisors of Lawrence County in its December term meeting of 1893 which was allowed, according to the “Lawrence County Press”

Descendant Researchers:

Sue Craft Dorman, 507 W. Minnesota St, Brookhaven, MS, 39601
Shirley A. Webb Goings-Lindsey, 6933 Galemeadow Circle, Dallas, TX, 75214.
Joyce Goins Tarver, 226 Lynn Haven Drive, Vidalia, LA, 71373

LEAKE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

“The Gowan House,” a two-story ante-bellum mansion in the area of Thomastown, Mississippi, was pictured in the “History of Leake County, Mississippi.” Owner of the Gowan House is unknown.

LOWNDES COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Cannes Going was married to Annie Peeples October 9, 1889 in Lowndes County according to Mississippi Marriage records (1851-1900). Nothing more is known of Cannes Going and Annie Peeples Going.
==O==
John Going was married to Mary Jane Taylor February 3, 1896 in Lowndes County according to Mississippi Marriage records (1851-1900). Nothing more is known of John Going and Mary Jane Taylor Going.
==O==
Anna Goings was married to Ephraim Curry November 6, 1884 in Lowndes County according to Mississippi Marriage records (1826-1900). Nothing more is known of Ephraim Curry and Anna Goings.
==O==
Mary Goings was married to George Hackleman November 21, 1889 in Lowndes County according to Mississippi Marriage records (1826-1900). Nothing more is known of George Hackleman and Mary Goings Hackleman.
==O==
Neal Goings was married to Dora Curry October 2, 1884 in Lowndes County according to Mississippi Marriage records (1826-1900). Nothing more is known of Neal Goings and Dora Curry Goings.
==O==
Willie Goings was married to Maggie Burris December 16, 1888 in Lowndes County according to Mississippi Marriage records (1826-1900). Nothing more is known of Willie Goings and Maggie Burris Goings.
==O==
Lou Goins was married March 4, 1896 to William Teemes, according to Lowndes County marriage records. Nothing more is known of William Teemes and Lou Goins Teemes.
==O==
Sophia Goins was married January 2, 1874 to Bony Alexander, according to Lowndes County marriage records.
==O==
Sarah Ann Gowen was married October 19, 1853 to Sion Holly, according to “Lowndes County, Mississippi Marriage Register, 1851-1900” by Jordon Dodd.
==O==
Anna Goyne was married March 29, 1900 to William McCline, according to Lowndes County marriage records. Nothing more is known of William McCline and Ann Goyne McCline.
==O==
E. H. Goyne was married April 5, 1853 to Amanda R. Snell, according to Lowndes County marriage records. E. H. Goyne and R. Amanda Snell Goyne remained in Lowndes Count in 1880.

In the 1880 census of Lowndes County, Enumeration District 10, page 4 appeared the family of E. H. Goyne, a native of Mississippi. The family appeared as:

“Goyne, E. H. 47, born in MS
R. Amanda 47, born in MS
Juliett M. 23, born in MS
John C. 21, born in MS
W. Oscar 15, born in MS
Robert H. 13, born in MS
Mary Jane 11, born in MS
Eliza R. 8, born in MS”

“J. C. Goyne” was married October 14, 1888 to Margaret Phillips, according to Lowndes County marriage records. Children born to John C. Goyne and Margaret Phillips Goyne are unknown.

“W. O. Goyne” was married July 3, 1899 to Miss A. M. Phillips, according to Lowndes County marriage records. It is assumed that A. M. Phillips Goyne was a sister to Margaret Phillips Goyne.
==O==
Anthony Goyne was married December 28, 1899 to Henrietta Hughes, according to Lowndes County marriage records. Children born to Anthony Goyne and Henrietta Hughes Goyne are unknown.
==O==
Charley Goyne was married October 16, 1893 to Minerva Hughes, according to Lowndes County marriage records. Of Charley Goyne and Minerva Hughes Goyne nothing more is known.
==O==
E. H. Goyne was married to Amanda R. Snell April 5, 1853 in Lowndes County according to Mississippi Marriage records (1826-1900). Nothing more is known of E. H. Goyne and Amanda R. Snell Goin.
==O==
Elizabeth Goyne was married October 29, 1851 to John A. Snell, according to Lowndes County marriage records (1851-1900). Nothing more is known of John A. Snell and Elizabeth Goyne Snell.
==O==
J. C. Goyne was married to Margaret Phillips October 14, 1888 in Lowndes County according to Mississippi Marriage records (1826-1900). Nothing more is known of J. C. Goyne and Margaret Phillips Goyne.
==O==
Jake Goyne was married January 14, 1899 to Minnie Franks, according to Lowndes County marriage records. Children born to Jake Goyne and Minnie Franks Goyne are unknown.
==O==
Mrs. M. R. Goyne was married February 4, 1896 to James M. Shackelford, according to Lowndes County marriage records(1851-1900). Nothing more is known of James M. Shackelford and M. R. Goyne Shackelford.
==O==
Mary Goyne was married December 27, 1893 to R. B. Adams, according to Lowndes County marriage records.
==O==
Mary E. Goyne was married December 13, 1894 to Henry Wilson Perkins, according to Lowndes County marriage records.
==O==
Neil Goyne was married to Sarah Duncan December 18, 1891, according to Lowndes County marriage records. Children born to Neil Goyne and Sarah Duncan Goyne are unknown.
==O==
Miss S. E. Goyne was married January 18, 1876 to F. M. Sharp, according to Lowndes County marriage records (1815-1900). Nothing more is known of F. M. Sharp and S. E. Goyne Sharp.
==O==
W. O. Goyne was married A. M. Phillips July 3, 1899 in Lowndes County according to Mississippi Marriage records (1826-1900). Nothing more is known of W. O. Goyne and A. M. Phillips Goin.

MARION COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Robert M. Gowen recorded his cattle brand in 1812 in Marion County which was created in 1811, according to Marion County Brand Book A.

James McGowen and William McGowan were residents of Marion County in 1817, according to Marion County Deed Book B.

MARSHALL COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

John B. Going, Jr. was born in Mississippi about 1923. On May 30, 1948 he was married to Waurene Wheatherly who was born at Faulkner, Mississippi December 17, 1922. Wau­rene Weatherly Going obtained a B.A. degree from Blue Mountain College in Mississippi and her M.A. Degree from Memphis State University. In 1971 John B. Going, Jr. and Waurene Weatherly Going lived as Byhalia, Mississippi.
==O==
R. M’Gowan of Waterford, Mississippi in Marshall County was a student at the University of Mississippi at Oxford in 1849, according to April 7, 1849 edition of “The Organizer,” a newspaper published at Oxford,
==O==
Samuel P. McGowan was married December 13, 1866 to Alicent L. Browne, according to Marshall County marriage records. Children born to Samuel P. McGowan and Alicent L. Browne Gowan are unknown.
MONROE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

D. C. Goines was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Mississippi. The household was recorded as:

“Goines, D. C. white male 40-60
white female 40-60
white male 20-40
white female 10-20
white male 10-20
white female 10-10
white female 10-20
white female 10-20
white male 0-10
white female 0-10
white female over 60”
==O==
Rhoda Gowen was married to Stephen Hughes August 10, 1861, according to Monroe County marriage records.
==O==
Rodney Gowen was married to Telitha Powell September 20, 1855, according to Monroe County marriage records. Children born to Rodney Gowen and Telitha Powell Gowen are unknown.
==O==
Thomas Gowen was married to Mary Miller March 31, 1859, according to Monroe County marriage records. Of Thomas Gowen and Mary Miller Gowen nothing more is known.
==O==
Samuel Gowen was married July 11, 1857 to Martha Johnson, according to Monroe County marriage records. Samuel Gowen was underage, and his mother, Mary Wood gave her consent for his license application. Children born to Samuel Gowen and Martha Johnson Gowen are unknown.
==O==
Samuel McGowen was married March 17, 1822 to Margaret L. Kincaid, according to Monroe County marriage records.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

James Gowan was married to Hattie Maude Payne July 18, 1940, according to Montgomery County Marriage Book 15, page 422. Children born to James Gowan and Hattie Maude Payne Gowan are unknown.
NOXUBEE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

A. E. Going, Jr. [or A. D. Going] was married January 1, 1884 to Mahala Williams, according to Noxumbee County marriage records. Children born to Mahala Williams Going are unknown.
==O==
J. H. Gowen was married to Mrs. Elizabeth Gowen December 27, 1864, according to Noxumbee County marriage records. Children born to J. H. Gowen and Elizabeth Gowen Gowen are unknown.

PONTOTOC COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Joseph Goins was married November 14, 1853 to Docia Guess, according to Pontotoc County marriage records. She, a daughter of Richard Guess and Jane McKinney Guess, was enumerated at age 15 in the home in the 1850 census of Pontotoc County, according to Rex Bertram. Children born to Joseph Goins and Docia Guess Goins are unknown.
==O==
James E. Gowen was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Pontotoc County, page 160:

“Gowen, James E. white male 40-50
white female 40-50
white male 20-30
white female 20-30
white male 10-15
white male 10-15
white female 10-15
white male 5-10
white male 0-5”

Adjoining the household of James E. Gowen was that of Samuel Gowen, believed to a son. The family of Samuel Gowen was also enumerated on page 160 of the 1840 census of Pontotoc County:

“Gowen, Samuel white male 20-30
white female 20-30
white female 0-5”

PRENTICE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Mrs. Gladys Clayton Gowen of Rienzi, Mississippi was a daughter of Herbert C. Clayton who died March 6, 1999 in Amarillo, Texas, according to his obituary in the “Ft. Worth Star-Telegram” of March 7, 1991. Her mother was Jean Allen Clayton.

RANKIN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Mary Gowan was married to Ephraim Boyd August 15, 1868 in Rankin County according to Mississippi Marriage Records (1826-1900). Nothing more is known of Ephraim Boyd and Mary Gowan Boyd.

SCOTT COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

James Guynes was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Scott County, page 207:

“Guynes, James white male 40-50
white female 20-30
white male 10-15
white female 5-10
white female 5-10
white female 5-10
white female 5-10
white male 5-10
white male 5-10
white female 0-5
white female 0-5
white male 0-5
white male 0-5”

John Guynes, possibly the son of James Guynes above, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Scott County, also on page 207:

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

John Guynes, possible son of James Guynes, was born about 1815. He was married about 1862 to Amanda Buckholts, according to Linda Kirby Branum. Amanda Buckholts Guynes was described as a Choctaw by Margie Phelps, a descendant. Linda Kirby Branum wrote April 14, 2003 that the mother of Amanda Buckholts was “a Brashears.”

Children born to John Guynes and Amanda Buckholts Guynes include:

Henry Guynes born about 1864
William Guynes born about 1865
Martha Guynes born about 1870

Henry Guynes, son of John Guynes and Amanda Buckholts Guynes, was born about 1864, according to Linda Kirby Branum. He was married to Sarah Ogden about 1862.

Children born to Henry Guynes and Sarah Ogden Guynes include:

Henry Guynes born in 1864
William Guynes born in 1865

Henry Guynes, son of Henry Guynes, was born in 1864. He was married about 1885 to Sarah Ogden, probably in Texas. They removed to Oconee in Coal County, Indian Territory where he was enumerated in the Choctaw census of 1902.

He appeared on the final rolls of the Dawes Commission. He died December 6, 1902 in Indian Territory. Later Sarah Ogden Guynes was remarried, husband’s name Henderson

Seven children were born to Henry Guynes and Sarah Ogden Guynes, including:

Dora Guynes born March 10, 1902

Dora Guynes, daughter of Henry Guynes and Sarah Ogden Guynes, was born March 10, 1902 in Indian Territory, according to her granddaughter, Margie East Phelps. Dora Guynes and her six siblings appeared on Choctaw Census Card No. 4207.

William Guynes, son of Henry Guynes, was born in 1865. He appeared on the final rolls of the Dawes Commission. William Guynes in 1902 signed the death certificate of Henry Guynes as his brother.

SIMPSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Simpson County was named for Judge Josiah Simpson, a Pennsylvanian who was educated at Princeton University. He arrived in Mississippi Territory early, lived at Green Hill, near Natchez, Mississippi and became a Territorial Judge.

SMITH COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

E. Gowen was “commissioned as a policeman, District 5, Smith County” October 20, 1865, according to Mississippi Secretary of State records.
==O==
Oscar Gowan Overby was born January 7, 1875 and was married about 1898 to Susie Green who was born August 31, 1873. He died April 17, 1932, and she died June 1, 1953. Both were buried in Rock Bluff Cemetery in Smith County.
SUNFLOWER COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Jim Goin, black, who was born May 15, 1884 and Prince Goin who was born in 1899, were registered for the World War I draft in Sunflower County.

TALLAHATCHIE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

J. M. Gowen and Gladys Mones Gowen of Enid, Mississippi gave a warranty deed to Mary Jane Clayton September 12, 1946 to a lot in Hillcrest Addition, Ft. Worth, Texas, accord­ing to Tarrant County, Texas Deed Book 1834, page 291.
==O==
Kenneth King Gowen, white male, was born August 2, 1900 in Memphis, Tennessee according to WWI Civilian Registration records. He was living in Tallahatchie County at the time of service.

TATE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

G. W. Going was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Tate County, Enumeration District 8, page 15, Line 20, Precinct 3:

“Going, G. W. 36, born in Alabama
H. E. 26, born in MS
J. T. 12, born in MS
Fletcher 6, born in MS
R. E. 3, born in Mississippi
Leonadas 4/12, born in MS”
==O==

WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Mary Goen, free colored, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Warren County, page 258. She owned two slaves. She was listed as:

“Goen, Mary free colored female 24-36”
==O==
Christina Goens was married September 7, 1846 to Valentine Becker, according to Warren County marriage records. Nothing more is known of Valentine Becker and Christina Goens Becker.
==O==
Susan Gowen was married May 26, 1832 to Jacob Shelby, according to Warren County marriage records. Nothing more is known of Jacob Shelby and Susan Gowen Shelby.

WINSTON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Adeline Goyen was married June 13, 1854 to John Brown, ac­cording to Winston County Marriage Book 3, page 174.
==O==
“Absolom W. Goynes” was married July 20, 1846 to Ann Buckholts, according to Winston County marriage records. Children born to Absalom W. Goynes and Ann Buckholts Goynes are unknown.

YALOBUSHA COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

H. B. Gowen was married December 19, 1889 to Nannie A. Green, according to Yalobusha County marriage records. Children born to H. B. Gowen and Nannie A. Green Gowen are unknown.

J. M. [J. N.?] Gowen was married December 13, 1893 to Miss A. M. Green, according to Yalobusha County marriage records. Nothing more is known of J. M. Gowen and A. M. Green Gowan.
==O==
Marian C. Goin was married January 17, 1855 to Thomas Ward, according to Yalobusha County marriage records. Nothing more is known of Thomas Ward and Marian C. Goin Ward.

YAZOO COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

John P. Going was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Yazoo County, page 324:

“Going, John P. white male 20-30
white female 15-20”
==O==
Daniel McGown, Black, born about 1807 in Virginia , was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Yazoo County, living in Benton township.

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