132 Virginia misc

VIRGINIA, MISCELLANEOUS

Merle M. Baker, associate professor of history at Abraham Baldwin College of Tifton, Georgia and a trustee of Odom Li-brary described the physical geography of Virginia in an article written for “The Family Tree.”

“Virginia is one of the most historic states in the United States. It is historic for many reasons, but Jamestowne was the first permanent English settlement in America. It was settled in 1607. So, many Americans can trace their roots back to this colony and state, where many historical events have taken place.

Virginia has five main land divisions: The Allegheny Mountains, the Valley, the Blue Ridge, the Piedmont and Atlantic Coastal Plain. The Coastal Plain is, also, called the Tidewater, and stretches inland about 55 miles. It is a low lying, sandy, and sometimes swampy area between the Atlantic Coast and the fall line. The Tidewater is divided into narrow peninsulas by the rivers of the Potomac, the Rappahannock, the York and the James. All of these rivers drain into the Chesapeake Bay.

Also, the Eastern Shore, which is the southern-most portion of the Delmarva Peninsula is considered as part of the Tidewater. This is the land between the Atlantic and the Chesapeake Bay, and includes that portion of land which is in Maryland. The part of the Tidewater which lies between the Potomac and the Rappahannock is known as the Northern Neck. This name was given to the land between the two rivers to their headwaters in the mountains during the colonial period. The middle peninsula, sometimes called the Middle Neck, is the land between the Rappahannock and the York Rivers. The territory between the York and James has often been called the Peninsula.

The fall line is the westward boundary of the Tidewater area. It is a north-to-south line which passes through Alexandria, Fredericksburg, Richmond and Petersburg. In 1763 settlement was forbidden by the British government to the west of this line, throughout all the American colonies. It caused much displeasure for many colonists.

The Piedmont, which means foot of the mountains, lies between the fall line and the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is a region of rolling hills, stretching from about 40 miles in the north to 180 miles in the southern part of Virginia. West of the Piedmont is the Blue Ridge.

The Valley of Virginia lies between the Blue Ridge and the Allegheny Mountains. It is a series of river valleys, divided from each other by transverse ridges, rather than a continuous trough. The northernmost and best known is the Shenandoah Valley, which comprises the region drained by the Shenandoah River. Many settlers passed through this area.

West of this Valley are the Allegheny Mountains which make up part of the Appalachian system. Today, they form the boundary between Virginia and West Virginia.

The Southside, which is another area of Virginia, includes that area between the James River and the boundary with North Carolina, and between the Blue Ridge foothills and the Nansemond River and the Dismal Swamp.

Southwest Virginia is everything west of the Blue Ridge and south of the Roanoke River. This is a rather diverse area, but very interesting as far as history is concerned. Many American colonists at one time or another, came into this area of North America. So, many family historians or genealogists find that their research leads to Virginia.

One of the first places to contact or visit in Virginia is the State Library and Archives in Richmond. The archives is located on the west wing of the main floor of the building. The collection of records includes federal records pertaining to Virginia; state records of birth from 1853-1896, colonial, death from 1853-1896, divorce, land, marriage from 1853-1935, military and tax records.

They also have county records mostly up to 1865 including court, deeds, marriage and probate. Their other records include bible, biography, cemetery, church, DAR, emigration, immigration, maps, manuscripts and mortuary records.

The State Library is located in the east wing of the main floor of the building. It has an excellent collection of materials on Virginia history.”
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Virginia, in 1705, introduced the term “Mulatto.” The new law provided that the offspring also of “an Indian should be deemed, accounted, held and taken to be mulatto.” [Henning, 1823, 252.a]
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A will in Virginia, prior to 1786, did not have to name the wife or the eldest son of a deceased man. Their inheritance of real estate was established by law. The widow was to receive 1/3 as her dower, and the eldest son was to receive the remaining 2/3, unless otherwise specified by his father’s will. The eldest son also received his mother’s 1/3 when she died. If the eldest son had died, the eldest grandson of the whole brood became the heir-at-law, not the second son. If a man was unmarried at the time of his death, his heir-at-law was his eldest brother, not his father or his uncle, unless his will specified otherwise. –Ancestors Update.
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Goins Family Research Notes
(VA>KY, TN>VA)
8 June 1997

Jamison Graff
230 Monroe Dr. #2
Mt. View, CA 94040

jtgraff@mvccc.com
http://iems.nwu.edu/~jamison/geneal/

FANKER, Joseph
1870 VA Census, Augusta Co p.342 S2 near L10
Age 72, white farmer; household includes Hasting, Huldy, and John GOINS.

GOINS, Andrew
1870 VA Census, Grayson Co p.211 L32
Goins, Andrew 31 m b farm laborer
Morning 24 f b
John 8 m b
Wm 5 m b
Mary 3 f b
Eli 1/12 m b

GOINS, Anna B
1870 VA Census, Albemarle Co p.571 L12
Age 5, mulatto girl, living w/Robert GOINS.

GOINS, Asa C
1880 VA Census, Scott Co ED74 S46 L7
Goins, Asa h 28 farmer, illiterate
Caroline w 26 housekeeper
Henry s 7
Virginia d 3
Bell d 1
All born VA.

GOINS, Asa C
1900 KY Census, Whitley Co ED142 S13 L96
Goins, Ace C h May 1856 44 married 26 years
Caroline w Apr 1858 42 7 children, 5 living
Belle d Oct 1882 17 single
Jessa d Jun 1890 9 single
Goins, Scott s Dec 1880 19 newlywed
Sarah d Jul 1883 16 (should be dl)
Breeding, John sl Jan 1875 25 newlywed
Maggie d Nov 1884 15 no children
Also many boarders: Bruce TAYLOR, 41, b Nov 1858, married;
William SHARP, 21, b Mar 1879; Mauron RIDIGER, 20, Nov 1879;
William BAILY, 23, n Jan 1877; George WATKIN, 18, b May 1882.
All tenants are miners and day laborers.

Ace, Caroline, Belle and parents born in VA; Jessa, Scott born KY.
Sarah & parents born KY. Ace is a coal miner; Scott is a day laborer,
2 mo unemployed this year; Jessa at school. Ace can’t read. House rented(!)
Neighbor is Columbus GOINS. (1 supposed child isn’t listed)

GOINS, Asa C
d 1908, Mt. Ash, KY [Dalby] (Isn’t Mt. Ash in TN?)

GOINS, Benjamin S
1870 VA Census, Augusta Co p.343 S2 L18
Goins, Benjamin S 69 m mu cooper
Mary C 55 f mu keeping house
Both born VA
Neighbors Francis GOINS and Henry GOINS.

GOINS, Christopher Columbus “Lum”
b 15 Jul 1852, d 1900 Whitley Co, KY [Dalby] (see Columbus GOINS)

GOINS, Cise
1870 VA Census, Lee Co p.279 L16
Goins, Cise 29 m w works on farm, b Hancock Co, TN
Rebecca 21 f w b Hancock Co, TN
Mary S 1 f w b Lee Co, VA
Neighbor Isaac GOINS.

GOINS, Columbus
see Christopher Columbus Goins

GOINS, Columbus
b 1844 in Grayson Co, VA to William and Caroline GOINS [IGI]

GOINS, Columbus
1900 KY Census, Whitley Co ED142 S14 L96 L9
Goins, Columbus h Jun 1852 47 married 26 years
Dora w Feb 1858 42 no children
Sharp, Sherman bd Apr 1877 23 single (boarder)
Devraine, Hail bd May 1856 44 divorced (boarder)
Columbus & parents born VA, Dora & parents born KY. Columbus is a coal
miner. Renting house. Neighbor Asa C GOINS.

GOINS, Dianah
1870 VA Census, Grayson Co p.180 L12
Goins, Dianah 51 f mu
George 17 m mu farm laborer
Martin 15 f mu
Minerva 10 f mu
Moriah 6 f mu
Albert 52 m mu farm laborer
All born VA. Living in a b/mu community, but neighbor is w m James SEXTON, age 25.

GOINS, Encin
1870 VA Census, Albemarle Co p.580 L15
Goins, Encin 53 m mu farmhand
Sarah 48 f mu
George N 15 m mu
Ann E 10 f mu
Ezekiel(?) 3 m mu
All born VA.

GOINS, Ezekiel
1870 VA Census, Augusta Co p.276 L28
Age 30, m mu, b VA; enumerated w/ Charles BATES, 76, white farmer.
Neighbor Wilson GOINS.

GOINS, Francis
1870 VA Census, Grayson Co p.146 L38
Goins, Francis 52 f w
Eliza 24 f w
Neighbor William GOINS (either Francis is a seamstress or she’s living with one; bad notes)

GOINS, Francis
1870 VA Census, Augusta Co p.343 L35
Goins, Francis A 40 f mu keeping house
Evilina 25 f mu
John 21 f mu
Robert 10 m mu
Sarah 8 f mu
William 7 m mu
Stonewall 5 m mu
All born VA. Neighbors Benjamin GOINS and Henry GOINS.

GOINS, Ginnet
1870 VA Census, Albemarle Co p.262 L12
Goins, Ginnet 45 keeping house VA f b
Ferrell 50 farmhand VA m b
Charlotte 18 farmhand VA f b
Jones, Betty 6 VA f b
Living in a community of blacks.

GOINS, Harriett
1870 VA Census, Albemarle Co p.407 L24
59 yr old female black domestic servant, living with sawmill keeper W A BURGER.

GOINS, Hasting
1870 VA Census, Augusta Co p.342 S2 L11
Age 5, male, b VA, enumerated w/Joseph FANKER.

GOINS, Henry
1870 VA Census, Lee Co p.262 L15
Age 61, w m, farming, b Granger Co, TN; wife Lucinda, age 64, w f, b Lee Co, VA.
w/farmhand George MARTIN and his wife Charity. Neighbor William MARTIN’s household
includes the William GOINS family.

GOINS, Henry
1870 VA Census, Albemarle Co p.517 S2 L22
Goins, Henry 35 m b farmhand
Martha 27 f b
Silvester 12 m b farmhand
Ann E 10 f b
Charles 3 m b
All born VA.

GOINS, Henry
1870 VA Census, Augusta Co p.343 S2 L2
Goins, Henry 56 m mu farm laborer
Lindsie 25 m mu day laborer
Ebe 20 m mu day laborer
Amelia F 22 f mu at home
Verinda 21 f mu at home
Lucy 19 f mu at home
Anna 18 f mu at home
Fountain 15 m mu day laborer
Mary 9 f mu
All born VA (neighbor Delila Taylor, 52, f, white, w/6 mulatto children!)
Neighbors Benjamin S GOINS, Francis GOINS.

GOINES, Herbert
b 20 Dec 1885 [Dalby]

GOINS, Huldy
1870 VA Census, Augusta Co p.342 S2 L11
Age 15, f mu, b VA, enumerated w/ Joseph FANKER.

GOINS, Ino
1870 VA Census, Albemarle Co p.290 L29
60 yr. old male mulatto, b VA, works on RR, living in a black/mulatto community.

GOINS, Isaac
1870 VA Census, Lee Co p.279 L9
Goins, Isaac 78 m w works on farm, b NC
Minta 77 f w keeping house, b NC
Floyd 17 m w works on farm,
Margaret 15 f w (can’t make out profession)
Fielden 22 m w works on farm
Ily 26 f w homekeeping
William H 4/12 m w at home, b. March
All children b Hancock Co, TN; neighbor Cise GOINS.

GOINS, Jesse
1870 VA Census, Franklin Co p.378 L27
Goins, Jesse 21 w farmer, b VA
Mary 21 w b NC
Elizabeth 5/12 w b VA

GOINES, Jesse Lee
b 30 May 1902, d 18 Jun 1970, buried Fincastle United Methodist Church east of
Lafollette, Old HW 63 [Dalby]

GOINS, Joe Harold
KP 10/10/1988 2B: KENTUCKY DEATHS

GOINS, John
m Rhoda VINCENT 20 Dec 1832, Madison Co, KY

GOINS, John
1870 VA Census, Augusta Co p.342 S2 L11
2 yr old male, b VA, enumerated w/Joseph FANKER.

GOINS, Lizza
1870 VA Census, Rockbridge Co, p.552 S2 L23
Age 15, f mu, b VA; enumerated w/John WARDEN, 30 mulatto farm laborer

GOINS, Lula Jean
born to Sarah Harvey in Whitley Co, KY 4 Feb 1923 (Ky Births V22 #10611)

GOINS, Maria
1870 VA Census, Albemarle Co p.551 L29
Goins, Maria 22 f mu washing
Tilda 30 f mu washing
Gennett 28 f mu washing
John W 4/12 m mu
All born VA (John is Gennett’s son).

GOINS, Martha H
1870 VA Census, Albemarle Co p.571 L11
Age 5, mulatto girl, living w/Robert GOINS.

GOINS, Martha J
1870 VA Census, Henry Co p.45 S2 L27
Valentine, Charles 64 m b farm laborer
Goins, Martha J 23 f mu
George 3 m mu
Martha R 2 f mu
All born VA.

GOINES, Martin Van
b 22 Jan 1897 [Dalby]

GOINS, Mary
1870 VA Census, Albemarle Co p.584 L2
Goins, Mary 46 f mu keeping house
Jackson 24 m mu farmhand
All born VA.

GOINS, Moses
1870 VA Census, Buckingham Co, p.321 S2 L16
Goins, Moses 49 m mu farmer
Mary 30 f mu
Lucy 9 f mu
Caroline 7 f mu
Susan 5 f mu
Virginia 3 f mu
All born VA. Neighbor Reuben GOINS.

GOINES, Oscar
c/o Van Buren and Sarah GOINES, died as infant, buried Rush, Boyd Co, KY [Dalby]

GOINES, Ossie
c/o Van Buren and Sarah GOINES, died as infant, buried Rush, Boyd Co, KY [Dalby]

GOINS, Otha H(orace)
d 18 Dec 1967, Whitley Co, KY, age 67. Cert #31623 Vol 64

GOINS, Otis DeWhite
b 10 Aug 1900 [Dalby]

GOINS, Patsy
m H Reynolds 21 Dec 1826

GOINS, Reuben
1870 VA Census, Buckingham Co, p.322 S2 L8
Age 12, m mu, b Va, domestic servant; enumerated w/James HARTWELL, 27,
black farm laborer. Neighbor Moses GOINS.

GOIN, Robert
1870 VA Census, Albemarle Co p.517 L29
Goin, Robert 45 m w farmhand
Lucind 36 f w
Sucie I 12 f w
N B 8 m w
F Lee 6 m w
All born VA.

GOINS, Robert
1870 VA Census, Albemarle Co p.571 L11
Goins, Robert 54 m mu carpenter
Patsy 59 f b
Lucy I 29 f b
Robert Jas. 24 m b carpenter
Vallet 12 f b
All born VA. Living w/other housemates, including Anna B and Martha H GOINS.

GOINS, Sally
m Joseph Kerley 14 Oct 1802

GOINS, Sarah
1870 VA Census, Lee Co p.249 L9
Age 70, w f, b Botetourt Co, illiterate, enumerated w/ James STEWART, L1,
and Mary COLLINS, L2.

GOINS, Scott
Whitley Co, KY, Marriage Records, 1899-1901, pp.238-9:
Scot GOINS, principal, John BREEDING, surety; m 6 Jan 1900
Scot Goins: resident of Whitley, age 21, first marriage, occupation miner,
Scot and parents b KY
Sarah Harvey: resident of Whitley, age 21, first marriage, Sarah and parents b KY.
To be married at bride’s home; marriage certificate not returned by clergyman.

GOINS, Scott
1910 KY Census, Whitley Co ED 254 S13 L80 family 211
Goins, Scott h 27 Scott&Sarah married 10 yrs
Sarah w 26 mother of 5 children, all living
Otha H s 9
Bruce H s 7
Edred s 5
John C s 3
Arthur D s 8/12
All born KY but Scott’s parents, VA. Scott is a Drumman in a coalmine,
unemployed 3 wks this year. Noone else is employed. Renting house.

GOINS, Scott
1920 KY Census ED292 S8 L78
Goins,Scott h 39
Sarah w 36
Otha s 19
Bruce s 17
Edred s 15
John C s 13
Dana s 10
Viola d 8
Hubert s 5
Herbert s 5
Herman s 4 2/12
all born KY; Scott’s parents born VA, other parents KY;
everyone older than Viola literate; Dana-Edred in school.
Scott and Bruce are electrical engineers in a coalmine,
Otha is a laborer in a coalmine, all are wage workers.
Home is rented.

GOINS, Thed Fuel
m Synthia Hamm [Dalby]

GOINS, Thomas
1870 VA Census, Fairfax Co, p.280 S2 L30
Age 28, m mu, b VA, blacksmith; enumerated w/Eelback BIRCH, 35, white
wagonmaker.

GOINES, Van Buren
wife Sarah; 3 infant children, Ossie, Oscar, and one unnamed, are buried in Rush, Boyd Co, KY
[Dalby]

GOINS, Washington
1870 VA Census, Grayson Co p.197 L18
Goins, Washington 26 m b farm laborer
Adeline 21 f b
Elizabeth 3 f mu
All born VA. Living in a b/mu community.

GOINS, William
1870 VA Census Lee Co p.262 L19
Goins, William, 26, w m, farm worker, b Granger Co, TN
Amelia, 24, b f, domestic servant, b Clark Co, KY
Ellen, 6, b f, b Lee Co, VA
Charles, 2, b f, b Lee Co, VA

GOINS, William
1870 VA Census, Grayson Co p.146 L35
Goins, Wm. 25 m w farm laborer
Melvina 26 f w domestic
All born VA; neighbor Francis GOINS (either Melvina is a domestic or they’re living
with one; bad notes)

GOINS, William
1870 VA Census, Franklin Co p.280 S2 L13
Goins, William 35 m w farm laborer
Rosa 23 f w
Mary 3 f w
John 2 m w
All born VA

GOINS, William P
1870 VA Census, Grayson Co p.202 L32
Goins, Wm P 31 mu farmer ($1000 in real estate)
Luvine 25 w
Gary M 3 w
White L 1 w
All born VA.

GOINS, Wilson
1870 VA Census, Augusta Co p.276 L34
Goins, Wilson 50 m
Peggy 40 f
Jane 18 f
Reyly 15 m
Tandy 11 m
Lucy 9 f
Mary 7 f
All born VA. All originally entered as “white”, but changed to “mulatto.”

MARTIN, William
1870 VA Census Lee Co p.262 L19
household includes the William GOINS family. Neighbor is the Henry GOINS family.

Philip Gayne was ordered by the General Court of Virginia to compensate Edward Prince for damages in 1640, according to “Goodwives, Nasty Wenches and Anxious Patriarchs” by Kathleen Brown. “Three years later [1640], the General Court ordered Philip Gayne to make full satisfaction for damages to Edward Prince, whose maid servant Catherine Wilkins he had inveigled, having then gotten her with child and since married her.” Children born to Philip Gayne and Catherine Wilkins Gayne are unknown.
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James E. Going enlisted September 24, 1864 in Company E, 11th Virginia Infantry Regiment, according to “The Eleventh Virginia Infantry Regiment.” He became a prisoner-of-war May 21, 1864 at Milford Station, Virginia, and joined the Union Army October 18, 1864.
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John Going took the Oath of Allegiance before Edmund Lynn August 30, 1777, according to “Virginia Historical Magazine.”
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A. Gowen, unidentified Confederate soldier of Company H, Fifth Virginia Infantry Regiment, CSA, died September 21, 1864 in Elmira Prison Camp. He was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York. His service was confirmed in “The Valley Shadows Project.”
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Peter Gowen “of Yorkshire, age 20, bound for 4 years to Ralph Williamson” arrived in Virginia aboard the “Robert & Elizabeth” January 27, 1700, according to “Passengers to America” by Michael Tepper.
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Gowin, an Indian servant, was ordered by Virginia Colony court on October 18, 1670 to “serve his master, Thomas Bushrod six years longer and then to be free,” according to “Judicial Cases Concerning American Slavery and the Ne-gro.” by Helen Honor Tunnicliff Catterall.
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Daniel Gowin was transported to Virginia in 1705 by James Boughan, Jr. and John Boughan, according to “Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1695-1732” Volume 3 by Nell Marion Nugent. The Boughans received a patent to 2,000 acres for transporting 40 people, including Daniel Gowin.
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On 14 April 1653, William Hoccaday patented 1,000 acres of land for transporting 20 persons to Virginia, including William Gowin, according to “Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents & Grants.”
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On 28 September 1633, Thomas Crompe patented 450 acres of land for transporting nine persons to Virginia, including John Gowing, according to Virginia Patent Book 1, page 287 as published in “Cavaliers and Pioneers.”
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William Goyne/Gayne was the first of that surname to arrive in Virginia, according to Col. Carroll Heard Goyne, Editorial Boardmember of Shreveport, Louisiana. William Goyne who was born in 1589 arrived in Virginia on board the Bona Nova in 1620. He appeared to have been a freeman, not encumbered with an indenture, according to Col. Goyne. In February 1624/25 he lived in “Elizabeth Cittie.”
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By 1650, Thomas Guyne, Anne Guyne and Edward Guyne/Gaynes had arrived in Virginia.

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VIRGINIA

Henry Goens was married December 12, 1867 to M. J. Carey, according to Albemarle County marriage records. Children born to Henry Goens and M. J. Carey Goens are unknown.
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Lucy Ann Goens was married March 15, 1861 to Nimrod Eves [Eaves?], according to Albemarle County marriage records.
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Lucy Jane Goin was married December 20, 1871 to Ed Eugene Carroll, according to Albemarle County marriage records.
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Mary Goin was married to Richard Broke [Brook?] January 3, 1791, according to Albemarle County marriage records.
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Barrett Going was married November 5, 1840 to Doshia Jack-son, according to “Albemarle County, Virginia Marriages, 1772-1850.” Children born to Barrett Going and Doshia Jack-son Going are unknown.
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Four “free colored” Going families were enumerated in the 1810 census of Albemarle County, page 196:

“Going, David, 3 free colored persons
Going, Elizabeth 6 free colored persons
Going, James 8 free colored persons
Going, Jesse 6 free colored persons”
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Charles Going was married to Matilda Middlebrook July 30, 1835, according to Albemarle County marriage records. Children born to Charles Going and Matilda Middlebrook Going are unknown.
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David Going owned land adjoining that of Joseph Gowen in Albemarle County before 1770. In 1770 David Going was a resident of Pittsylvania County, according to “Southern Lineages”, by Addie Evans Winn.
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Jincy Going was married to Noah Tate October 25, 1832, according to Albemarle County marriage records.
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Levi Going was married to Frances Going September 19, 1833, perhaps in a double wedding ceremony with Susan Going who was married to Noah Baker on the same date in Albemarle County.
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N. B. Going was married to M. J. Brannam January 10, 1886, according to “Albemarle County, Virginia Marriages, 1772-1850.” Children born to N. B. Going and M. J. Branham Going are unknown.
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Rob S. Going was married October 8, 1868 to Saman E. Kidd, according to “Albemarle County, Virginia Marriages, 1772-1850.” Children born to Rob S. Going and Saman E. Kidd Going are unknown.
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Robert Going was married April 20, 1840 to Patsy Cole, ac-cording to “Albemarle County, Virginia Marriages, 1772-1850.” Children born to Robert Going and Patsy Cole Going are unknown.
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Charles Goings was married July 22, 1835 to Matilda Middle-brook, according to “Albemarle County, Virginia Marriages, 1772-1850.” Of Charles Goings and Jane Middlebrook Go-ings nothing more is known.
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Cornelia Goings was married April 25, 1868 to James Bryant, according to “Albemarle County, Virginia Marriages.”
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Durrett Goings was married May 11, 1840 to Goshia Jackson, according to “Albemarle County, Virginia Marriages, 1772-1850.” Of Durrett Goings and Goshia Jackson Goings nothing more is known.
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Henderson Goings was married April 20, 1870 to S. E. Tyre, according to “Albemarle County, Virginia Marriages.” Children born to Henderson Goings and S. E. Tyre Goings are unknown.

Henderson Gowens was married to Agness Gowens January 16, 1832, according to “Albemarle County, Virginia Marriages, 1772-1850.” Of Henderson Gowens and Agness Gowens Gowens nothing more is known.

Henderson Gowing was married January 4, 1820 to Malinda I. Gowing, according to “Albemarle County, Virginia Mar-riages, 1772-1850.” Children born to Henderson Gowing and Malinda I. Gowing Gowing are unknown.
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Hezekiah Goings was married September 18, 1865 to Mary Eliza Wood, according to “Albemarle County, Virginia Marriages.” Of Hezekiah Goings and Mary Eliza Wood Goings nothing more is known.
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Robert Goings was married to Patsy Cole April 5, 1840, ac-cording to “Albemarle County, Virginia Marriages, 1772-1850.” Of Robert Goings and Patsy Cole Goings nothing more is known.
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Walker Goings was married August 23, 1840 to M. J. Goings, according to “Albemarle County, Virginia Marriages, 1772-1850.” Children born to Walker Goings and M. J. Goings Go-ings are unknown.
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Jonathan Goins “of bright mulatto complexion, aged about 60 years, five feet six inches with a nick in the right side of the nose and piece off the top of the left ear, and was born free in [adjoining] Albemarle County, copy delivered June 27, 1852,” according to “Register of Free Negroes for Augusta County Court.”

Mahulda Goins, regarded as the wife of Jonathan Goins, was registered as “aged about fifty years, five feet four inches high of yellow complexion, a small scar on the upper lip and was born free in [adjoining] County of Albemarle, copy delivered June 27, 1852.

Kisiah Goins, regarded as the daughter of Jonathan Goins and Mahulda Goins, was registered as “of yellow complezion, aged thirty five years, five feet three and a half inches high, a small scar on her left wrist and was born free in Augusta County.”

Melungeon/Mulatto Robert James Goins[?], of North Carolina and his wife, Sarah Goins lived in Chancellorsville, Virginia about 1890 when a son was born, according to Franklin Goins, a great-grandson of Flushing, New York in a message dated February 27, 1998. . About 1900 Sarah Goins worked in the home of Dr. Edwin A. Alderman, president of the University of Virginia at Chancellorsville.

Children born to Robert James Goins and Sarah Goins include:

William Fauntleroy Goins born about 1890
Franklin Goins born about 1892
Virginia Goins born about 1895

William Fauntleroy Goins, son of Robert James Goins and Sarah Goins, was born about 1890 in Chancellorsville. He was graduated from Hampton Institute, a negro college of Hampton, Virginia about 1913. He was married about 1914, wife’s name unknown.

Children born to him include four daughters, names unknown and a son:

William Fauntleroy Goins, Jr. born in 1916
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Four mulattoes were recorded in the 1870 census index of Albemarle County, St. Ann’s Parish:

Ensin [Ensign?] Goins age 53
Maria Goins age 22
Mary Goins age 46
Robert Goins age 43

Mulattoes appearing in Fredericksville township included:

Skilson Goines age 43
John Goins age 60
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A Gowen man, name unknown, was married January 17, 1811 to Louisa Eviers, according to “Albemarle County, Virginia Marriages, 1772-1850.” Children born to Louisa Eviers Gowen are unknown.
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Caty Gowen was married December 21, 1807 to James Tyree, according to “Albemarle County, Virginia Marriages, 1772-1850.” James Tyree, a mulatto, was enumerated as the head of a household of “4 other free” in the 1810 census of Albemarle County.
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George Gowen was married to Ann Gowen January 5, 1810, according to “Albemarle County, Virginia Marriages, 1772-1850.” Children born to George Gowen and Ann Gowen are unknown.
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Dosha Gowen was married to Stephen Jackson February 3, 1831, according to “Albemarle County, Virginia Marriages, 1772-1850.”
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James Gowen was enumerated in the 1810 census as the head of a household in Albemarle County, Fredericksville Parish, page 96. His enumeration: “00000 00000 5 0.”
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John Gowen was married to Ann Gowen January 11, 1810, ac-cording to “Albemarle County, Virginia Marriages, 1772-1850.” Children born to John Gowen and Ann Gowen Gowen are unknown.
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John Gowen “of Albemarle County” received pay for military service in the French & Indian War. His compensation was authorized by the Virginia Assembly about 1760.
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Staples Gowen was married August 6, 1832 to Margaret Bur-rows, according to “Albemarle County, Virginia Marriages, 1772-1850.” Of Staples Gowen and Margaret Burrows Gowen nothing more is known.
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Thomas Gowen was married January 14, 1811 to Louisa Evans, according to “Albemarle County, Virginia Marriages, 1772-1850.” Of Thomas Gowen and Louisa Evans Gowen nothing more is known.
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Evelina Gowing was married January 24, 1832 to Carry Butler, according to “Albemarle County, Virginia Marriages, 1772-1850.”
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Jensy Gowing was married October 23, 1832 to Noah Tate, ac-cording to “Albemarle County, Virginia Marriages, 1772-1850.” The Tate family was a prominent mulatto family of Westmoreland County, Virginia.
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Levy Gowing was married September 19, 1833 to Frances Gowing, September 19, 1833, according to “Albemarle County, Virginia Marriages, 1772-1850.” Children born to Levy Gowing and Frances Gowing Gowing are unknown.
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Maria Gowing was married November 14, 1826 to Hasten Middlebrook, according to “Albemarle County, Virginia Marriages, 1772-1850.”
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Mary Gowing was married October 30, 1824 to Wills [Willis?] Tate, according to “Albemarle County, Virginia Marriages, 1772-1850.”
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Susan Gowing was married September 16, 1833 to Noah Baker, according to “Albemarle County, Virginia Marriages, 1772-1850.”
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Usly [Ursula} Gowing was married October 21, 1786 to Jonathan Tyra, according to “Albemarle County, Virginia Marriages, 1772-1850.”

ALLEGHENY COUNTY, VIRGINIA

William Goings, free colored, appeared as the head of a house-hold enumerated in the 1830 census of Allegheny County, page 118:

“Goings, William free colored male 36-55
free colored female 24-36
free colored male 10-24
free colored female 0-10”

AMELIA COUNTY, VIRGINIA

Some marriage records of Amelia County were published in “Amelia County, Virginia Courthouse Miniatures” by B. F. Davis:

A bond was issued September 4, 1832 for the marriage of William Gowen to Sophia Phillips, according to Amelia County Marriage Bond No. 318. Consent was given by Penelope Phillips, “grandmother to Sophia.” Lawson Adcock was security witness. Children born to William Gowen and Sophia Phillips Gowen are unknown.
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Benjamin Goins was born September 25, 1883 in Amelia County, Virginia. Benjamin Goins was married in 1908 to Mrs. Julia Archer Warriner as her second husband. She was the daughter of John Taylor Warriner, Jr. and Julia Archer Cottrell Warriner, who were married in 1877 in Richmond, Virgina. Benjamin Goins died December 5, 1948.
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Elizabeth Gowin and Winston S. Fortune were applicants for a marriage bond December 2, 1834, according to Amelia County Marriage Bond No. 220. James Fortune gave consent. James Gowin gave consent. William Gowin and John Pugh were security witnesses John Allcock was a witness.
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Clementine Gowing and Seaton Y. Dempsey were applicants for a marriage bond January 3, 1829, according to Amelia County Marriage bond No. 301. Landon S. Gowing was security witness. Witnesses were Phillip Smith, Sr, Ro. Tinsley.
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George Gowing and Nancy Thurmond were applicants for a marriage bond August 30, 1834, according to Amelia County Marriage Bond No. 329. Thomas Carter, guardian, was a wit-ness. Security witnesses were Albert G. Gooch and Jesse For-tune. Children born to George Gowing and Nancy Thurmond Gowing are unknown.
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Martha C. Gowing and Wiatt Lily were applicants for a mar-riage bond May 29, 1833, according to Amelia County Marriage Bond No. 323. Landon S. Gowing was a witness. Security witnesses were James Fitzgerald and Ro. Tinsley. The minister’s return showed the bride’s name as Martissa C. Gowing.
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Milley Gowing and Elijah Fitzgerald were applicants for a mar-riage bond March 25, 1806, according to Amelia County Mar-riage Bond No. 193. Samuel Gowing and Samuel Garland were the security witnesses.

AMHERST COUNTY, VIRGINIA

Samuel Going was born about 1780 in Virginia, probably in Amherst County, of parents unknown. He was married about 1818, wife’s name unknown. Apparently his wife died about 1825, and he remarried shortly afterward.

In November 1831 Samuel Going and Micajah Bryant gave a crop mortgage to a firm composed of Samuel Simmons, Young Hawkins, Jonathan N. Rose and Jonathan Thompson, Jr. Upon default, the principals filed suit, according to “The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia, 1761-1865.” by Rev. Bailey Fulton Davis.

The Amherst County Court awarded the principals a judgment of “crop, stock and $1.” The judgment was also filed December 4, 1831 in Nelson County “where Samuel Going now lives.” Samuel Going had rented a farm in Nelson County from Miss Margaret Rose, and the principals were able to attach his crop there also.

It is believed that in 1843 they lived in Amherst County where a son was married. He appeared in the 1850 census of ad-joining Nelson County, Virginia with wife Elizabeth, regarded as his second wife, as the head of Household 778-778:

“Going, Samuel 70
Elizabeth 50
Charles E. 23
Davis K. [R?] 17
Philip [twin] 13
Nathaniel [twin] 13
Sophia 25

In adjacent households were enumerated his sons, Samuel Go-ing, [Jr.], Household 779-779 and Robert A. Going, Household 780-780. Samuel Going died in Nelson County after 1860, according to the research of Cubert Thomas Wood of Columbia, Tennessee, a descendant.

Children born to Samuel Going and his first wife are believed to include:

Samuel Going born about 1820
James W. Going born about 1821
Robert A. Going born about 1823
Sophia Going born about 1825

Children born to Samuel Going and Elizabeth Going include:
s
Charles E. Goings born in 1827
Paulus R. Goings born in 1830
Oliver Going born in 1831
Edwin Going born in 1832
Phillip Goings born in 1833
Nathaniel Goings born in 1837

Three of his sons apparently added as “s” to their surname.

Samuel Going [Jr.], son of Samuel Going, was born in 1820, according to Cubert T. Wood who stated that he was married about 1847, wife’s name, Gabriella. She was born in 1824.

“James Going, son of Samuel Going, was born about 1820 in Amherst County or Albemarle County,” according to a letter written August 9, 1994 by Rozier Dedwylder, Foundation member of Hamilton, Georgia.

On November 22, 1842 James W. Going wrote his will and bequeathed to George W. Going and Phillip Going “for love for youngest brothers, $1 and stock,” according to “The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia, 1761-1865.”

Rozier Dedwylder stated that James W. Going was married in 1843 to Gabriella Skinner, daughter of Taliaferro Skinner and Elizabeth Nuckles Skinner. Elizabeth Nuckles Skinner was the daughter of John Nuckles and Sarah Nuckles. “James Going” appeared in the 1843 personal property tax list of Amherst County.

“James W. Gowing” and Gabriella Skinner were applicants for a marriage bond April 25, 1843, according to Amelia County, Virginia Marriage Bond No. 381. William L. Watts, guardian was a witness. Security witnesses were Alex S. Wood and Alex F. Blair.

One month earlier James W. Going had acted as security for William L. Watts when he posted bond to act as guardian to Gabriella Skinner, according to Amherst County Will Book 11, page 116:

“Galvilla Skinner, Guardian’s Bond:

Wm. L. Watts and Jas. Going, March 20, 1843, for Wm. L. Watts as guardian of Galvilla Skinner, orphan of Talipharo Skinner, deceased.”

Rozier Dedwylder made a study of the personal property tax records of Amherst County and found that “James Going, Sr.” and “James Going, Jr.” were list on the 1850 tax rolls. Only “James Going, Sr.” appeared in 1851.

It is suggested that by Cubert Thomas Wood of Columbia, Tennessee that James W. Going died during 1850 and that his brother, Samuel Going, assumed his family.

The household of “Samuel Going” and Gabriella Skinner Going was enumerated in the 1850 census of Nelson County, adjacent to that of his father as Household 779-779:

“Going, Samuel 30, born in Virginia
Gabriella 26, born in Virginia
Thomas 5, born in Virginia
Louisa 3, born in Virginia
Charles A. 1, born in Virginia”

“Samuel Going” is regarded as the brother-in-law of Gabriella
Skinner Going by Rozier Dedwylder.

Gabriella Skinner Going appeared in the 1860 census of Amherst County, page 242 as the head of Household 115-114:

“Going, Gabriella 34, widow, $100 personal
property
Thomas J. 14, son
Louisa E. 13, daughter
Andrew J. 10, son
Francis M. 8, son
James H. 6, son
Sanford W. 4, son
Mary J. 1, daughter

The enumerator wrote a note in the margin of the census return stating, “Assisted by county,” suggesting that the household of Gabriella Skinner Going was “on welfare.”

Gabriella Skinner Going continued to bear children until 1867, but in the 1860, 1870 and 1880 census enumerations she was listed as the head of a household, and no husband was recorded, according to Rozier Dedwylder.

Her household, No. 333-417, was enumerated in the 1870 census of Amherst County:

“Going, Gabriella 45, female, white, $100 personal
property, keeping house
Sanford W. 13. male, white, farmhand
Mary J. 11, female, white, at home
Martha E. 4, female, white”

Children born to Gabriella Skinner Going include:

Thomas J. Going born about 1845
Louisa E. Going born about 1847
Charles A. Going born about 1849
Andrew Jackson Going born about 1850
Francis M. Going born about 1852
James H. Going born about 1854
Sanford W. Going born about 1856
Mary James Going born about 1859
Martha Ellen Going born August 2, 1867

Thomas J. Going, son of James W. Going and Gabriella Skinner Going, was born about 1845, probably in Amherst County. He appeared as a five-year-old in the 1850 census of Nelson County. He reappeared as “age 14” in the 1860 census.

Louisa E. Going, daughter of Gabriella Skinner Going, was born about 1847. She appeared as a three-year-old in the 1850 census. She reappeared at age 13 in the 1850 census of Amherst County in her mother’s household.

Charles A. Going, son of Gabriella Skinner Going, was born about 1849. He appeared as a one-year-old in the 1850 census of Nelson county. He did not reappear.

Andrew Jackson Going, son of Gabriella Skinner Going, was born about 1850. He appeared as a 10-year-old in the 1850 census of Amherst County. He was married May 9, 1871, “at age 23” to Nannie Elizabeth Nuckles, “age 23” at Lynchburg, Virginia, according to the research of Nancy F. Byrd, family historian and Foundation member of Tooele, Utah. Mrs. Byrd was a great-great-granddaughter of Andrew Jackson Going and Nannie Elizabeth Nuckles Going according to her letter of May 22, 1995.

Francis M. Going, son of Gabriella Skinner Going, was born about 1852. He appeared as an eight-year-old in the 1860 cen-sus of Amherst County.

James H. Going, son of Gabriella Skinner Going, was born about 1854. He was recorded at “age 6” in the 1860 census of Amherst County.

Sanford W. Going, son of Gabriella Skinner Going, was born about 1856. He appeared in the 1860 census of Amherst County as “age 4.” “Sanford Going had appeared as the head of a household in the 1840 and 1850 census of Franklin County, Kentucky.” “Capt. Sanford H. Goins” commanded a Union militia company at Frankfort, Kentucky during the Civil War. “Sanford Goin, Jr.” was married January 12, 1869 in adjoining Woodford County, Kentucky to Emma J. Newbold, according to “Woodford County, Kentucky Marriages, 1722-1899.”

Sanford W. Goin, “ice dealer and proprietor of Eagle House, 343 Lewis Street, home at 343 Lewis Street” appeared in the 1884-85 city directory of Frankfort.

Also listed in the 1884-85 city directory of Frankfort is Phillip H. Goin, “ice dealer at 237 Mero Street, home at 237 Mero Street, owns 1 acre of land.” He is perhaps a son of Sanford W. Goin.

Mary James Going, daughter of Gabriella Skinner Going, was born about 1859. She appeared as a one-year-old in the 1860 census of Amherst County.

Martha Ellen Going, daughter of James W. [Samuel] Going and Gabriella Skinner Going, was born August 2, 1867 in Amherst County, according to the research of Rozier Dedwylder, a descendant. She appeared as a 13-year-old in the household of her mother in the 1880 census.

Martha Ellen Going, “age 22, daughter of James and Gabriella Going” was married November 26, 1890 to Thomas Albert Williams, age 23, by H. C. Cheatham, minister of the gospel, according to the marriage records of Campbell County, Vir-ginia. Martha Ellen Going stated for the record that her parents were James and Gabriella

The profession of the groom was shown as “railroading.” He was born to Richard P. Williams and Melissa K. Drummond Williams February 4, 1867 in Nelson County. He died March 25, 1929 at Clifton Forge, Virginia. She died there March 4, 1962.

Children born to them include:

Roland A. Williams born July 17, 1894
Rayburn E. Williams born April 18, 1896
Reva Williams born September 5, 1896
Irma C. Williams born about 1899
Lorene G. Williams born about 1903
Lawrence Hunter Williams born about 1908

Rayburn L. Williams was killed in action in France June 19, 1918. Roland A. Williams was also killed in France July 18, 1918 in the American Expeditionary Forces.

Robert A. Going, son of Samuel Going, was born in Virginia about 1823. He was married about 1847, wife’s name Lucinda.

They were recorded in the 1850 census of Nelson County, adjacent to his father as the head of Household 780-780:

Going, Robert A. 27, born in Virginia
Lucinda 26, born in Virginia
Nathan 2, born in Virginia”

“Robert A. Goin” was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Nelson County, Enumeration District 115, page 21, Rockford District. The family was enumerated as:

“Goin, Robert A. 59, born in VA
Lucinda 52, born in VA
Nicholas B. 18, born in VA
Fitchuler L. 16, born in VA, son
Carroll, Lucy I. 23, born in VA, daughter
Iverson L. 6, born in VA, grandson”

Children born to Robert A. Going and Lucinda Going include:

William Nathan Going born about 1848
Lucy I. Going born about 1858
Nicholas B. Going born about 1862
Fitchuler L. Going born about 1864

Sophia Goings, daughter of Samuel Going, was born about 1825 in Virginia. She appeared at age 25 in the 1850 enumeration of her father’s household in Nelson County.

Charles E. Goings, son of Samuel Goings, was born in 1827 in Virginia. He was married about 1861 wife’s name Signora. She was born in May 1847. She may have been his second wife.

Children born to Charles E. Goings and Signora Goings include:

Virginia E. Going born in 1863
William Going born in 1868
Silas Going born about 1869
Paul Going born in 1870
Hester Going born about 1871
Marshall Going born in October 1872
Ida Going born about 1873
Frank Going born in May 1877
John Going born in April 1879
James E. Going born in April 1882
Kittie Going born in April 1884
Samuel Going born in June 1886

Silas Going, son of Charles E. Goings and Signora Goings, was born in August 1868. He was married about 1892, wife’s name Anna. She was born in March 1876.

Children born to Silas Going and Anna Going include:

Edwin Going born in December 1894
Elnora Going born in May 1896
Clara Going born in March 1900
Josiah Going born in 1905
Paul Going born in 1907
Laura L. Going born in 1910
Harry Going born in 1912
Eugene Going born in 1915

Paulus R. Goings, son of Samuel Goings, was born in 1830, probably in Virginia. He was married about 1858 to Lucy Patterson who was born in 1832.

Children born to Paulus R. Goings and Lucy Patterson Goings include:

Mary E. “Mollie” Goings born February 9, 1860
Louise Goings born in 1863
Cynthia Goings born in 1864
Paulus Goings, Jr. born in 1866
Ella Goings born in 1871

Mary E. “Mollie” Goings, daughter of Paulus R. Goings and Lucy Patterson Goings, was born February 9, 1860. She was married to Alfred Pinkerton Smith who was born April 29, 1859. She died August 3, 1938, and he died October 27, 1949.Children born to them include:

Charles A. Smith born October 27, 1878
James Lewis Smith born September 21, 1880
Paulus E. Smith born September 12, 1882
Johnny T. Smith born January 18, 1885
Mary Eliza Smith born March 26, 1887
Lucy Edna Smith born September 24, 1890
Willie Pinkerton Smith born July 10, 1893
Cora Louise Smith born June 14, 1896
George Washington Smith born July 18, 1901
Eva Elizabeth Smith born January 30, 1905

James Lewis Smith, son of Alfred Pinkerton Smith and Mary E. “Mollie” Goings Smith, was born September 21, 1880 at Lynchburg, Virginia. He was married about 1900 to Pearl Evelyn Chewning who was born in June 1882. She died February 14, 1960. He died December 27, 1966 in Birmingham, Alabama, according to the research of Cubert Thomas Wood, a descendant.

Children born to James Lewis Smith and Pearl Evelyn Chewn-ing Smith include:

Emmett Hobson Smith born about 1902
Mary Evelyn Smith born February 8, 1904
Thelma Smith born June 2, 1902
Minnie Wallace Smith born October 23, 1908
Virginia Irene Smith born August 18, 1913

Mary Evelyn Smith, daughter of James Lewis Smith and Pearl Evelyn Chewning Smith, was born February 8, 1904. She was married about 1920 to Cubert Russell Wood. He was born July 13, 1901. He died May 4, 1954 in Birmingham. She died August 8, 1994 at the age of 90.

Children born to them include:

Monica Louise “Mica” Wood born May 2, 1921
Evelyn “Russell” Wood born May 24, 1922
Cubert Acosta Wood born July 29, 1924

Cubert Acosta Wood, son of Cubert Russell Wood and Mary Evelyn Smith Wood, was born July 29, 1924. He was married about 1945 to Edwina Louise Pocus. She was born in Birm-ingham March 8, 1926.

Children born to them include:

Cubert Thomas Wood born July 6, 1945
Larry David Wood born August 28, 1948
Lynn Cheryl Wood born February 8, 1953

Cubert Thomas Wood, son of Cubert Acosta Wood and Edwina Louise Pocus Wood, was born July 6, 1946. He was married about 1972 to Sandra Joan Cryar. She was born July 22, 1948 in Columbia, Tennessee. In 1994 they continued in Columbia.

Children born to them include:

Jennifer Lyn Wood born September 3, 1975
Jeffrey Thomas Wood born December 11, 1983

Oliver Going, son of Samuel Going and Elizabeth Going, was born about 1831 in Virginia. He was married about 1849, wife’s name Matilda. She was born in 1830.

Children born to Oliver Going and Matilda Going include:

Paul O. Going born about 1851

Edwin Going, son of Samuel Going and Elizabeth Going was born about 1832. He was married about 1856 to Margaret Falconer. Children born to Edwin Going and Margaret Falconer Going are unknown.

Phillip Goings, son of Samuel Going and Elizabeth Going, was born in 1833. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Nathaniel Goings, son of Samuel Going and Elizabeth Going, was born about 1837. Of this individual nothing more is known.
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James Goin was married to Mary A. Spencer September 11, 1857, according to “Amherst County, Virginia Marriages, 1783-1850.” Children born to James Goin and Mary A. Spencer Goin are unknown.
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“Micajah Goin” was married January 19, 1836 to Martha Jane Kelly, according to “Amherst County, Virginia Marriages, 1783-1850.” “Micajah Gowen” was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Amherst County. Eastern Division.

A descendant, Dorothy Sykes of Virginia Beach, Virginia wrote August 3, 1998 that four children were born to Micajah Going and Mary Jane Kelly Going. They include:

George W. Going born about 1839
Ann Elizabeth Going born about 1840
Eveline Going born about 1842
Lucie Henry Going born about 1845

George W. Going, “infant son of Micajah Going,” was to re-ceive from the estate of William Kelly, his grandfather “$1 and a five-year-old horse” under the terms of Kelly’s will written November 22, 1842, according to “The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia, 1761-1865.”

George W. Going, “age 26, of Amherst County, son of Micajah Going and Martha Jane Going,” was married November 20, 1867 to Emily Oliver, age 20, daughter of Amos J. Oliver, according to “Marriage Records of Bedford County, Virginia.”

Children born to George W. Going and Emily Oliver Going are unknown.
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John Going was married September 6, 1843 to Martha Litch-ford, according to “Amherst County, Virginia Marriages, 1703-1850.” Children born to John Going and Martha Litch-ford Going are unknown.
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Landon Going was married to Sally Crisp January 17, 1803, according to “Amherst County, Virginia Marriages, 1703-1850.” Of Landon Going and Sally Crisp Going nothing more is known.
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Polly Going was married to Joseph Harvey December 10, 1802, according to “Amherst County, Virginia Marriages, 1703-1850.”
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Will Going, free colored male, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Amherst County, page 25A. One member of the household was engaged in manufacturins, one in commerce and one in agriculture. Will Going owned one slave. The household was composed of:

“Going, Will free colored male 26-45
free colored female 26-45
free colored male 14-26
free colored male 14-26
free colored female over 45
free colored male 26-45
free colored female 26-45”
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On January 11, 1827 Henry J. Rose sold “cows, tools, furniture” to Sophia Going, “daughter of Samuel Going of Nelson County for $1 and charitable considerations.” Henry J. Rose retained a deed of trust on the property and six years later, attempted to recover the security on June 27, 1833. He filed his deed of trust in Nelson County July 22, 1833 and in Amherst County August 4, 1835.

Sophia Goings, daughter of Samuel Going, would be about two years old in 1827. Obviously the entry refers to an older Samuel Going and an older Sophia Going. “Sophia Going” may have been a sister to Samuel Going.
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Robert C. Goins was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1870 census of Amherst County, page 499, line 9:

“Goins, Robert C. 25, male, white, works in furnace,
born in VA
Susan M. 34, female, white, keeping house,
born in VA
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Families of interest to Gowen chroniclers appeared in the 1850 census of Amherst County:

Householder Page District
John Gowen 122 Eastern
John Gowen 095 Eastern
Mahala Gowen 154 Eastern
Micajah Gowen 080 Eastern
Nancy F. Gowen 080 Eastern
Sophia Gowen 151 Eastern
James Gowen 126 Eastern
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Louisa E. Gowan was married June 21, 1861 to William E. Bowles, according to Amherst County Marriage Book 2, page 55.
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James Gowen was born about 1820, place and parents unknown. He was married to Elizabeth Viar who was born about 1840. She may have been his second wife.

James Gowen appeared as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Amherst County, Page 126, Eastern District. Also recorded in the Eastern District in 1850 were John Gowen, page122; John Gowen, page 95; Mahala Gowen, page 154, Micajah Gowen, page 80, Nancy F. Gowen, page 80 and Sophia Gowen, page 151.

The household of James Gowen reappeared in the 1860 census of Amherst County with seven children ranging in ages from 17 to 2.

James Gowen as enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Amherst County, Enumeration District 18, page 8, Elon precinct:

“Gowen, James 60, born in Virginia
Elizabeth 40, born in Virginia
Nannie E. 10, born in Virginia
William E. 8, born in Virginia
John W. 7, born in Virginia

Charles Gowen, negro, was recorded as the head of an adjoining household in Enumeration District 18, page 8, Elon precinct:

“Gowen, Charles 28, born in Virginia, black
Mary 25, born in Virginia
Tally 6, born in Virgnia, daughter
Charles 4, born in Virginia
Edward 2, born in Virginia
Lottie 1, born in Virginia
Matthews, Amanda 17, born in Virginia, sister
Gowen James 26, born in Virginia, brother”

Children born to James Gowen and Elizabeth Viar Gowen include:

Nannie E. Gowen born about 1870
William Edward Gowen born about 1872
John W. Gowen born about 1873

William Edward Gowen, son of James Gowen and Elizabeth Viar Gowen, was born about 1872 in Amherst County, according to Carrington “Carrie” Gowen, a granddaughter of Greensboro, North Carolina. He was married about 1895 to Martha Farmer. William Edward Gowen bought a home in Madison Heights, Virginia in 1900 for $249.76. They were charter members of the Madison Heights Methodist Church. He died there in 1957.

Grace W. Stafford <ellagrace4@aol.com> wrote July 15, 1998:

“I am assisting a dear friend, Carrie Gowen, to research her family history. At this point we have little information, and would appreciate hearing from anyone who has information about her family. Her grandfather was William Edward Gowen who lived and died in Amherst County, Virginia. He was married to Martha Farmer.

Children born to William Edward Gowen and Martha Farmer Gowen include:

Mary Gowen born about 1897
William Edward Gowen, Jr. born about 1898
Emma Gowen born about 1900
Hilda Gowen born about 1903
Winnie Gowen born about 1906
Paul Gowen born about 1910

George L. Gowen and Martha Jane Viar Gowen were residents of Bedford County, near Lynchburg or Madison about 1883, according to a message written Feburary 8, 1997 by Lauretta “Lori” Lyon Christensen, Foundation member of Branford Florida.

Children born to them include:

Sarah “Sally” Gowen born about 1885
Lewis Jefferson Gowen born in 1887

Sarah “Sally” Gowen, daughter of George L. Gowen and Martha Jane Viar Gowen, was born about 1885 in Bedford County, according to Lauretta “Lori” Lyon Christensen. She was married about 1902 to Troy E. Maness of Greensboro, North Carolina. She died about 1960 in Miami, Florida, and he died in 1964 in Atlanta, Georgia. Both were buried in Miami.

Five children were born to them:

Virginia E. Maness born April 18, 1904
Mae Maness born about 1906
James Maness born in 1909
Ruth Maness born about 1912
Raymond Maness born about 1916

Virginia E. Maness, daughter of Troy E. Maness and Sarah “Sally” Gowen Maness, was born April 18, 1904. She was married March 15, 1920 in Clarksburg, West Virginia to Karl G. Lyon who was born March 24, 1901 in Elkins, West Virginia. He died July 3, 1978 in St. Petersburg, Florida, and she died there March 6, 1988.

Children born to Karl G. Lyon and Virginia E. Maness Lyon include:

Kathryn Grace Lyon born in November 1920
Lauretta “Lori” Lyon born March 3, 1932

Kathryn Grace Lyon, daughter of Karl G. Lyon and Viriginia E. Maness Lyon, was born in November 1920. She died at the age of six weeks.

Lauretta “Lori” Lyon, daughter of Karl G. Lyon and Virginia E. Maness Lyon, was born March 3, 1932 in Clarksburg, West Virginia. She was married about 1950, husband’s name Christensen. In 1997, she lived in Branford, Florida where she, a Foundation member, was active in researching the Gowen and Maness families.

Lewis Jefferson Gowen, son of George L. Gowen and Martha Jane Viar Gowen, was born in Amherst County in 1887. He was married about 1916 to Blanche Gilliam. They lived at 304 Phelps Road in Madison Heights, Virginia where he was employed by Craddock-Terry Shoe Corp. She preceded him in death. They were members of Madison Heights Baptist Church.

He died there in 1980 at the age of 93 in Guggenheimer Memorial Hospital and was buried in Presbyterian Cemetery.

His obituary stated:

“He is survived by two sons, Lewis Jefferson Gowen, Jr. of Lynchburg, Virginia and Clarence W. “Buddy” Gowen of Madison Heights; three daughters, Mrs. Steuart [Frances] Harrison of Amherst, Mrs. Earl [Erma] Clark of Madison Heights and Mrs. Joseph [Margaret] Johnson of Lynchburg; three grandchildren, Donna Clark Devens of Germany, Ann Johnson Davis of Madison Heights and Dr. Clarence W. Gowen, Jr. of Cincinnati, Ohio: a great-grandson, Corey Scott Davis of Madison Heights and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today, and other times at the home of his son, Clarence W. Gowen, 115 Royal Circle, Madison Heights.”

Children born to Lewis Jefferson Gowen and Blanche Gilliam
Gowen include:

Lewis Jefferson Gowen, Jr. born about 1918
Clarence W. Gowen born about 1920
Frances Gowen born about 1923
Erma Gowen born about 1926
Margaret Gowen born about 1929

Lewis Jefferson Gowen, Jr, son of Lewis Jefferson Gowen and Blanche Gilliam Gowen, was born about 1918. In 1980 he lived in Lynchburg.

Clarence W. “Buddy” Gowen, son of Lewis Jefferson Gowen and Blanche Gilliam Gowen, was born about 1920. In 1980 he lived in Madison Heights.

Children born to him include:

Clarence W. Gowen, Jr. born about 1945

Clarence W. Gowen, Jr, son of Clarence W. “Buddy” Gowen, was born about 1945. In 1980, Dr. Clarence W. Gowen lived in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Frances Gowen, daughter of Lewis Jefferson Gowen and Blanche Gilliam Gowen, was born about 1923. She was married about 1946, to Steuart Harrison. In 1980 they lived in Amherst, Virginia.

Erma Gowen, daughter of Lewis Jefferson Gowen and Blanche Gilliam Gowen, was born about 1926. She was married about 1946 to Earl Clark. In 1980 they lived in Madison Heights.

Children born to Earl Clark and Erma Gowen Clark include:

Donna Clark born about 1948

Donna Clark, daughter of Earl Clark and Erma Gowen Clark, was born about 1948. She was married about 1969, husband’s name Devens. In 1980 they were in Germany.

Margaret Gowen, daughter of Lewis Jefferson Gowen and Blanche Gilliam Gowen, was born about 1929. She was married about 1950 to Joseph Johnson. In 1980 they lived in Lynchburg, Virginia.
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John James Gowen was married April 15, 1872 to Martha A. Mitchell, according to Amherst County Marriage Book 3, page 15. Children born to John James Gowen and Martha A. Mitchell Gowen are unknown.
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In connection with a sheriff’s sale held September 9, 1836 in Amherst County, it was noted “Phillip Gowen is considered dead with 160 acres in Missouri,” according to “The Wills of Amherst County, 1761-1865.”
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Clementina Gowing was married January 3, 1829 to Seaton Y. Dempsey, according to “Amherst County, Virginia Mar-riages, 1703-1850.”
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Elizabeth Gowin and Winston S. Fortune were applicants for a marriage bond December 2, 1834, according to Amherst County Marriage Bond No. 220. James Fortune gave consent. James Gowin gave consent. William Gowin and John Pugh were security witnesses John Allcock was a witness.
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Emmeline Gowing and Dixon Langhorne were applicants for a marriage bond July 5, 1828, according to Amelia County Marriage Bond No. 298. Landon S. Gowing was security. Witnesses were Ro. Langhorne, Jr. Ro. Tinsley and A. B. Davies.
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George Gowing was married August 30, 1834 to Nancy Thur-mond, according to “Amherst County, Virginia Marriages, 1703-1850.” Of George Gowing and Nancy Thurmond Gowing nothing more is known.
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Martha C. Gowing was married to Wiatt Lilly May 29, 1833, according to “Amherst County, Virginia Marriages, 1703-1850.”

Research Contributors:

Nancy F. Byrd, 922 S. Coleman St, Tooele, UT, 84074, 801/882-2323
Lauretta “Lori” Lyron Christiansen, Branford, FL,
Rozier Dedwylder, 198 New Site Road, Hamilton, GA, 31811
Carrington “Carrie” Gowen, 1408 Kingwood Drive, Greensboro, NC, 27410, 336/292-
5625, ellagrace4@aol.com
Dorothy Sykes, 229 Convention, Virginia Beach, VA, 23462, 757/497-8095,
dbsykes@exis.net
Cubert Thomas Wood, 1410 Towson Drive, Columbia, TN, 38401, 615/381-5934

APPOMATTOX COUNTY, VIRGINIA

Householders of interest to Gowen chroniclers appeared in the 1850 census of Appomattox County. Included were:

Householder Page District

Gowan, Elizabeth 164 North Township
Gowan, Frederick 194 North Township
Gowan, James 195 North Township
Gowan, Jesse 189 North Township
Gowan, Jordan 189 North Township
Gowan, Judith 204 North Township
Gowan, Powhatan 205 North Township
Gowan, Robert 195 North Township
Gowan, Samuel H. 205 North Township
Gowan, Via 205 North Township
Gowan, Webster 183 North Township
Gowan, William 189 North Township
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Daniel M. Goin was the head of a household enumerated in the 1880 census of Appomattox County, Enumeration District 7, page 17 in Clover Hill District:

“Goin, Daniel M. 46, born in Virginia
Mary J. 42, born in Virginia
Benjamin F. 22, born in Virginia
Mary E. 13, born in Virginia
Cleopatra 11, born in Virginia
Mathew J. 9, born in Virginia
Moses 8, born in Virginia
Alfred 4, born in Virginia”
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Jordon Goin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Appomattox County, Enumeration District 7, page 8, in Clover Hill District:

“Goin, Jordon 26, born in Virginia
Queen 28, born in Virginia
Edgar T. 4, born in Virginia
R. G. 2, born in Virginia, daughter”
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William J. Goin was recorded as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Appomattox County, Enumeration District 7, page 16, Clover Hill District:

“Goin, William J. 35, born in Virginia
Jane E. 35, born in Virginia
Henrietta 17, born in Virginia
Ellen 14, born in Virginia
Cleveland 11, born in Virginia
William Mason 8, born in Virginia
Martha 5, born in Virginia
Jennie 2, born in Virginia”
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The will of Joseph W. Goin who died in 1911 was filed in Ap-pomattox County Will Book 1, page 468. In it were listed his heirs:

“The following is a list of the names and addresses of the heirs of Jos. W. Goin who died intestate on the 3rd day of January, 1911 who would have been the heirs of said decedent had said decedent died in testate and the degree of kinship of each to the said decedent, to wit:

Name Age Relationship Address

Mary E. Goin 57 widow Pamplin, VA
Samuel H. Goin 37 son Pamplin, VA
DeWitt Talmadge Goin 35 son Vera, VA
Susie M. Case 33 daughter Cullen, VA
Cassie O. Edwards 30 daughter Washington, DC
Annie Baldwin 28 daughter Pamplin, VA
Bessie Grange 26 daughter Pamplin, VA
Otis Goin 21 son Pamplin, VA
Emmett Goin 20 son Pamplin, VA

Diligent inquiry has been made as to the foregoing and said list is believed to be true and correct.

Samuel H. Goin, Pamplin, VA
Personal Representative”

In a latter dated October 11, 1989 Katie Ruth Goin Adams of Pamplin, Virginia recorded the names of the children of her grandparents, DeWitt Talmadge Goin and Katie Grieb Goin as:

Frank A. Goin [deceased]
John H. Goin
Evie Goin Harris
DeWitt Talmadge Goin, Jr. [deceased]
Conrad Goin

Additionally she reported the children of her parents, DeWitt Talmadge Goin, Jr. and his second wife, Alice Ruth Brown Goin as:

Joseph W. Goin
Katie Ruth Goin Adams
Rachel Alice Goin Harris
James H. Goin
Nannie B. Goin Farinholt
Marshall D. Goin
Lester M. Goin
Mary F. Goin Lucas
Barbara L. Goin Dickerson
Margaret A. Goin Guido
Leon T. Goin
Stephen T. Goin
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Crawford H. Goin was born in October 1847 of parents unknown. He was married to Mary Virginia Price in 1865, according to Janice Farrington Samuelson, a descendant of Salisbury, North Carolina. She wrote December 15, 1994, “CrawfordH. Goin had five grandsons; Charles L. Goin and Jerry T. Goin of Salem, VA; Glenn A. Goin, Norfolk, VA; Harry L. Goin, Middle River, MD and Emmett H. Goin, Baltimore. He also had a sister, Florence Goin who was married to J. B. McFaddin.”

Crawford H. Goin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Appomattox County, Clover Hill District, near Pamplin, Virginia:

“Goin, Crawford H. 52, born in October 1847 in VA
Mary V. 55, born in April 1845 in VA
Charlie 20, born in October 1879 in VA,
son
Franklin, Donna V. 13, born in August 1886 in VA,
niece
Loomis, Samuel L. 9, born September 1892 in VA,
grandson”

The enumeration showed that they had been married for 35 years and had six living children in 1900. He was a farmer and a land owner. He was illiterate.

Children born to Crawford H. Goin and Mary Virginia Price Goin include:

Mary Ann Goin born April 12, 1872

Mary Ann Goin, daughter of Crawford H. Goin and Mary Virginia Price Goin, was born April 12, 1872, probably at Hicksburg, Virginia. She was married January 22, 1893 to Levi J. Harker of Cumberland, New Jersey, according to Janice Farrington Samuelson, a granddaughter. During the Civil War he served in Company H, Third New Jersey Cavalry Regiment as a trooper.

They were enumerated in 1900 in an adjacent location with her parents in Clover Hill District:

Harker, Levi J. 58, born in NJ
Mary 22, born in VA
Edgar 7, born in VA
Sallie 3, born in VA”

She died November 11, 1929. Both were buried in Matthews Presbyterian Church Cemetery at Hicksburg.

Children born to Levi J. Harker and Mary Lou Goins include:

Elbert Elbridge Harker born March 10, 1895
Sallie Lillian Harker born April 9, 1897
Annie Mae Harker born February 10, 1903
Pearl Emerson Harker born August 8, 1907
Carrie Virginia Harker born June 2, 1910

Also enumerated in the 1900 census of Appomattox County, Clover Hill District in a nearby location to Crawford H. Goin was the household of Powhatan B. Goin:

“Goin, Powhatan B. 52, born in February 1848 in VA
widower, farmer, literate
Mary A. 51, born in May 1849 in VA,
sister, unmarried”

Powhatan B. Goin appeared to have a close relationship with Elijah P. Fore who was enumerated nearby.
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Floyd Gowen was married about 1911 to Susie Blodget, perhaps in Appomattox County, according to Walter Scott, a descendants.

Children born to Floyd Gowen and Susie Blodget Gowen include:

Robert Gowen born about 1913
Leslie Gowen born about 1915
Sara Elizabeth Gowen born November 17, 1917

Sara Elizabeth Gowen, daughter of Floyd Gowen and Susie Blodget Gowen, was born in Appomattox County November 17, 1917, according to Walter Scott, a grandson. She was married about 1934 to Charles Marshall Scott. She died May 2, 1962 at Dillwyn, Virginia in Buckingham County. Eleven children were born to them. After her death he was remarried to Sharon Olivia Marston.

Descendant Researchers

Katie Ruth Goin Adams, Route 1, Box 144 E, Scenic Knoll, Pamplin, VA, 23958
Janice Farrington Samuelson, 210 Winding Way, Salisbury, NC, 28147,
704/639-9219

AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA

Daniel Gawen, “a servant boy of Sam’l Doak, was adjudged to be 12 years old,” according to “Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish in Virginia,” Volume 1, page 246 by Lyman Chalkley. The writings of Chalkley compose a transcript of the court minutes of Augusta County.
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John Goen was a resident of Augusta County in 1851. Children born to him include:

John Harvey Clinton Goen born September 26, 1851

John Harvey Clinton Goen, son of John Goen, was born in Augusta County September 26, 1851. He was married October 7, 1897 to Nancy E. Taylor who was born August 2, 1873 in Jennings County, Indiana to Thomas S. Taylor and Nancy Stephenson Taylor. John Harvey Clinton Goen died November 12, 1930 at Anna, Illinois. Nancy E. Taylor Goen died May 29, 1953 in Coles County, Illinois.

Children born to John Harvey Clinton Goen and Nancy E. Taylor Goen include:

Florence Bell Goen born August 2, 1873

Florence Bell Goen, daughter of John Harvey Clinton Goen and Nancy E. Taylor Goen, was born February 5, 1900 at Edgewood, Illinois. She was married November 2, 1917 to Frank Nieft. He was born August 16, 1895 at Nakomis, Illinois.
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Daniel Goin was married November 3, 1845 to Frances C. Whetesel, according to “Augusta County, Virginia Marriages, 1785-1850.” Children born to Daniel Goin and Betsey Whetsel are unknown.
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John Goin was married January 21, 1825 to Betsy Swine, according to “Augusta County, Virginia Marriages, 1785-1850.” Children born to John Goin and Betsy Swine Goin are unknown.
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Drury Going was born about 1749 in Greenville, Augusta County, Virginia. She was married in 1767 in Chester, South Carolina. She died February 22, 1796 in Charleston, South Carolina and buried in Union South Carolina.
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John Going was married April 14, 1823 to Polly King, accord-ing to “Augusta County, Virginia Marriages, 1785-1850.”
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Mathew Goings was married to Keziah Goings March 5, 1834, according to “Augusta County, Virginia Marriages, 1785-1850.” Children born to Mathew Goings and Keziah Goings Goings are unknown
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Thomas Goings was married September 20, 1839 to Frances Goings, according to “Augusta County, Virginia Marriages, 1785-1850.” Children born to Thomas Goings and Frances Go-ings Goings are unknown.
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Nine Mulatto individuals of interest to Foundation members were enumerated in the 1870 census of Augusta County.

Goings, Jane age 15
Goings, John age 24
Goings, Mary A. age 22
Goins, Benjamin S. age 69
Goins, Ezekiel age 30
Goins, Francis A. age 40
Goins, Henry age 56
Goins, Huldy age 15
Goins, Wilson age 50
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Charlie Goins, white male, was born May 1890. He was the son of Silas Goins and Caroline Goins.
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E. M. Goins, white female, was born August 28, 1894 in Augusta County. She was the daughter of J. T. and M. B. Goins.
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J. T. Goins was born July 3, 1896 in Augusta County. He was the son of J. T. Goins and M. B. Goins.
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Lillie Goins was born September 1891. She was the daughter of Silas Goins and Caroline Goins.
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Mamie Goins, white female, was born December 17, 1888 in Augusta County. She was the daughter of Silas Goins and Carrie Goins.
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John Goins was married to Margaret Fox March 6, 1841, ac-cording to “Augusta County, Virginia Marriages, 1785-1850.” John Goins was enumerated as “white” in the 1850 census of Augusta County.

They were enumerated in the 1860 census of Augusta County:

“Goins, John
Margaret
Joseph 16, born in VA
William 14, born in VA
Harvey 10, born in VA
John 6, born in VA”

After 1870 they removed to Clay County, Illinois.

Children born to John Goins and Margaret Fox Goins include:

William Goins born about 1843
Joseph D. Goins born about 1845
Harvey Goins born about 1850
John Goins born about 1853

William Goins, son of John Goins and Margaret Fox Goins, was born about 1843 in Augusta County. He was a Confederate soldier during the Civil War. He accompanied his parents in a move to Clay County about 1870. He was married about 1872 to Ellen Rose, probably in Clay County, according to Kathy Gardner, a descendant.

Children born to William Goins and Ellen Rose Goins include:

Margaret Jane Goen born about 1878

Margaret Jane Goen, daughter of William Goins and Ellen Rose Goins, was born about 1878, probably in Clay County. She was married about 1894 to George Warren Pearson, according to Kathy Gardner, her great-granddaughter.

Joseph D. Goins, son of John goins and Margaret Fox Goins, was born about 1845 in Augusta County. He appeared in the 1860 census as a 14-year-old. He served as a Confederate soldier during the Civil War, according to Kathy Gardner, family researcher of Louisville, KY.
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John Gowing was married to Polly Johns February 5, 1836, ac-cording to “Augusta County, Virginia Marriages, 1785-1850.” Children born to John Gowing and Polly Johns Gowing are unknown.
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Gowin West, servant of George Moffett, was mentioned in “Original Court Records of Augusta County, Virginia, 1745-1800.” His item was found in Augusta County Court Records, Order Book 7, page 92.

BEDFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA

Margaret Goen was listed as a charter member of Beaverdam Baptist Church which was founded in 1803 in Bedford County. The church has existed continually since its found-ing, and in 2001 was located in the Chamblissburg Commun-ity [formerly known as Peatown, Virginia] near Vinton, Vir-ginia. Beaverdam Baptist Church was “planted” as an arm of Goose Creek Church in 1801. It is possible that “Peatown” was also known as “P Town.” Robert N. Grant of Menlo Park, California wrote July 27, 2001 suggesting that “P Town” was an abbreviation for “Pate’s Town.” The Pate family was one of the early settlers of that area.

The original charter members include:

“John Wright
Abaham Huddleston
Jesse Burton
Alexander St.Clair
John Mays
Joseph Edds
William O. Briant
Hugh Frasure
Thomas Wright
Daniel James & Wife
John S. Linker
Thomas Woodcock
George Bean & Wife
John Drake & Wife
David Campbell
Nancy Lancaster
Elizabeth Wheeler
Elizabeth Shrewsbury
Susanne Mays
Lidia Nimmo
Mary Woodcock
Ann King
Elizabeth Frasure
Elizabeth Jordon
Ann West
Rury West
Elizabeth Wright
Jane Williams
Agness Pate
Lucy Richardson
Margaret Goen
Rachel Martin
Mary Sinor
Mary Sinor (again)
Sarah McDermid
Henry Woodcock & Wife (by Letter)
Daniel Farror & Wife Katey (Colored)”
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William Goan received a deed to 100 acres June 23, 1795 from Isaac Wade and wife, Mary Wade, according to Bedford County Deed Book 10, page 401.
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Preston Goen, negro, was enumerated in the 1880 census of Bedford County, Enumeration District 17, page 75:

“Goen, Preston 31, born in VA, negro
Annie 30, born in VA, negro
Fannie 10, born in VA
John William 16, born in VA
McClary, Hannah 60, born in VA, mother-in-law

Preston Goin and Hannah McClary Goin were the parents of Annie Goin, age 36, who died of consumption July 8, 1879, according to “Death Records of Bedford County, Virginia.”

Preston Goin and Annie Goin were the parents of Walter Goin, age 5, who died July 16, 1879, according to “Death Records of Bedford County, Virginia.”
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John Goin and Martha Goin were the parents of Emma Goin, age 18, who died of whooping cough October 18, 1875, ac-cording to “Death Records of Bedford County, Virginia.” Daniel Going was listed as a taxpayer in Bedford County, paying tax for one poll, according to “Virginia Taxpayers, 1782-1787.”
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James Going was married to Ann Chenault, daughter of John Chenault, November 29, 1853, according to “Lynchburg, Vir-ginia Marriage Book.” A descendant, Steve Lee Goens of Newport News, Virginia, reported October 15, 1997 that James Going was married to “Sophia Chenault, daughter of Jonathan Chenault and Paulina Ricketts Chenault.” Children born to James Going and Ann Chenault Going are unknown.

“Paulina Going, daughter of Amy Going,” was married to Luke Valentin April 11, 1807, according to “Lynchburg, Virginia Marriage Book.”
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Lucy F. Going, age 19, daughter of Samuel Going and Ann Going, was married August 17, 1865 to Henry Glass, age 38, “from Germany,” according to “Lynchburg, Virginia Mar-riage Book.”
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Samuel S. Going, age 60, widower, was married to Sarah Ann Coleman, age 33, widow, daughter of Henry Coleman and Charity Coleman, according to “Lynchburg, Virginia Mar-riage Book.” He was born in Buckingham, the son of William Going and Kersey Going. Sarah Ann Coleman Going was born in Lynchburg.

“Samuel Going,” age 77, white, died “of old age” December 22, 1873, according to “Death Records of Bedford County, Vir-ginia.” He was identified as a “lockkkeeper,” and his widow was Sallie Going. He was a son of William Going and Kersey Going “of Buckingham.”
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Viney Going died September 4, 1882, according to “Death Records of Bedford County, Virginia.”
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William Going received 84 acres on the west side of Orrick Creek [later called Island Creek] December 1, 1766 from Randle Woodard, according to Bedford County deed records. Four years later, on December 4, 1770 Randle Woodard and wife, Susannah Woodward of New Kent County, Virginia deeded to William Going of Bedford County, 550 acres on the north side of Orrick Creek, adjoining Ishmael Stone, William Stone and George Whetsel. according to Bedford County Deed Book 10, page 149.
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William Going was married to Lucy Majors, daughter of Jacob Majors January 9, 1833, according to “Lynchburg, Virginia Marriage Book.”
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Robert M. Goins was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1870 census of Bedford County, page 304, line 32:

“Goins, Robert M. 60, male, white, farm laborer
Frances 63, female, white
John J. 34, male, white, carpenter
Mildred 24, female white
Elvira 27, female, white
William 7, male, white
Rebecca 38, female, white
Jonetta 9, female, white
Peter E. 6, male, white

All members of the family were born in Virginia Also four black children surnamed Noell lived in the household. Nearby was enumerated the household of neighbor William G Clayton.

Nancy J. Goins, age 3, born in Virginia and Sally P. Goins, age 1, born in Virginia were enumerated in the 1870 census of the household of William G. Clayton of Bedford County, page 305, line 7.
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Samuel Gowen [Gowin/Gowing] enlisted in Capt. William J. Freeland’s company of Virginia militia in the War of 1812 and received Survivor’s Certificate No. 13096, according to “War of 1812 Pensioners” by Virgil D. White. His first wife was Elizabeth Ferguson Gowen. They lived in Bedford County and in Botetourt County.

“Samuel Gowin,” who was a resident of Botetourt County, Virginia in 1850 was a resident of Bedford County in 1855.
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William P. Gowen enlisted in Capt. William J. Freeland’s company of Virginia militia in the War of 1812 and received Survivor’s Certificate 4026, according to “War of 1812 Pensioners” by Virgil D. White. He was married February 23, 1823 in Buckingham County, Virginia to Ana Amos. They later lived in Gallia County, Ohio where he died June 4, 1873. Anna Amos Gowen received Widow’s Certificate No. 31583. She lived in Roane County, West Virginia from 1878 to 1881. She died prior to August 18, 1886.
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Bowker Gowin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Bedford County, Northern District, page 175. Nearby Sally Gowin was also listed as the head of a household, page 175.
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Elizabeth Gowing was married to John Gower December 22, 1795, according to “Bedford County, Virginia Marriages, 1772-1850.”
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Daniel Goyn was a witness to the will of Standley Gower [also rendered as “Standly Goor,” dated May 24, 1782, according to “Abstracts of Bedford County, Virginia Wills, Inventories and Accounts, 1754-1887” by Joida Whitten.

A sale of the estate of “Stanley Gower” was held October 10, 1783, according to “Abstracts of Bedford County, Virginia Wills, Inventories and Accounts, 1754-1787,” also compiled by Joida Whitten. Buyers at the sale included “Dan: Gowing and “Mrs. Ann Gowen.”

BERKELEY COUNTY, VIRGINIA

George W. Goings was married September 9, 1833 to Sally Barber, according to “Berkeley County, Virginia Marriages, 1780-1850.” Children born to George W. Goings and Sally Barber Goings are unknown.

BOTETOURT COUNTY, VIRGINIA

Sarah Goins was born in Botetourt County about 1800, according to her enumeration in the 1870 census of Lee County, Virginia. She was recorded at age 70 in the household of James Stewart. All family members were recorded as “white.” A review of the census return might reveal her relationship to the householder.

James Stewart was recorded as the head of Household No. 52 in the township of Jonesville, Virginia:

“Stewart, James, 60, born in Lee Co, VA
blacksmith
Mary Collins, 50, born in Hancock Co, TN
Lent, 26, born in Lee Co, VA
Jane, 24, born in Hancock Co, TN,
works in blacksmith shop
Daniel, 12, born in Lee Co, VA
Julia A, 17, born in Lee Co, VA
Caldonia, 3, born in Lee Co, VA
Margaret E, 10, born in Lee Co, VA
Goins Sarah, 70, born in Boutetort Co, VA”
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Mary Gowen was a resident of Boutetourt County in 1790. Mary “Polly” Gowen was married April 8, 1806 to George Darr in Botetourt County, according to the research of Cleve Weathers, Foundation member of Nashville, Tennessee.

It is believed that children born to Mary Gowen included:

Canaan Gowen born about 1775
Mary Gowen born about 1777

Canaan Gowen, son of Mary Gowen, was born about 1775 in Botetourt County, Virginia. He was bound to Edward Pate June 8, 1790, according to Botetourt County Court Minutes. On the same day “Mary Gowing” was bound to John Johnston. She is regarded as a sister to Canaan Gowen.

On February 12, 1793, “Canaan Gowen, son of Mary Gowen was set at liberty,” according to “Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1760-1800” by Lewis Preston Summers.

“Canaan Gowin” filed suit against Alexander Waugh, and the case came before the Madison County, Kentucky Circuit Court June 6, 1807:

“Plea before the Honourable the Judges of the Madison County Circuit Court at a Circuit Court continued and held for said county on the 6th day of June in the 1807.

Be it remembered that heretofore, that is to say, on the 2nd day of February in the year aforesaid came Canaan Gowin by his attorney Peyton Robinson, Esqr. and applied for and obtained from the clerk’s office of the Circuit Court for the County aforesaid the following Copias ad Respondendum against Alexander Waugh which together with the endorsement and Sheriff’s return thereon is in the words and figures following towit:

The Commonwealth of Kentucky to the Sheriff of Madison County, Greeting: You are hereby commanded to take Alexander Waugh if he be found within your bailiwick and him safely keep so that you have his body before the Judges of our Circuit Court for the County of Madison at the courthouse thereof on the 3rd day of our next March Term to answer to Canaan Gowin of a plea Trespass on the Case damage thirty pounds and have then and there this writ witness William Irvine, Clerk of our said court at the courthouse 2nd day of February 1807 and in the fifteenth year of the Commonwealth.

Will. Irvine

This is an action of Tresspass on the Case, no bail required.

Robinson for Plft

Executed William Walter D. S. for Jno. Kincaid, Shff.

And afterwards to wit at Rules held in Clerk’s Office of the circuit court aforesaid in the month of March in the year afsd. Came the said Plaiantiff by his attorney and filed his declaration of the plea aforesaid in the words and figures following to wit:

Madison County Court Feb

Canaan Gowin by his attorney complains of Alexander Baugh in custody fe. of a plea of trespass on the case for that whereas on the ___ day of ______ in the year ______ the said defendant became indebted to the Plaintiff the price of one horse to the amount of ______ pounds, also one Saddle & Bridle of the price of _____ pounds also one suit of clothes of the price of _____ pounds and money to bear his expenses from Kentucky to Virginia the said dues and demands whereof was for and in consideration of certain work and labour & services done and performed by the said Plaintiff for the said defendant and at the special instance & request of the said defendant to wit in coming to Kentucky from Virginia with the defendant and assisting him and his family to move to Kentucky and being so indebted the said defendant afterwards the same day and year at the county and circuit aforesaid State of Kentucky in consideration thereof undertook and faithfully promised the said Plaintiff that he the said defendant would well and truly contract and pay him the said Plaintiff the said horse, bridle & saddle, suit of clothes and money to the amount as aforesaid whenever he should be thereto afterwards required and whereas the said Defendant afterwards to wit, the day and year afore mentioned at the county and circuit aforesaid and State of Kentucky Special Instance and request became indebted unto the said Plaintiff one other horse of the value aforesaid also one other bridle & saddle of the value afsd. also one other suit of clothes of the value afsd. and also the further sum of money to bear his expenses from Kentucky to Virginia and back again and being so indebted he the said defendant in consideration thereof undertook and faithfully promised the said Plaintiff that he the said defendant would well and truly contract and pay the said Plaintiff the said horse of the price afsd. also the said Bridle & Saddle of the price aforesaid also the said suit of clothes of the price aforesaid and the said sum of money aforesaid whenever he should be thereunto reqd.

Nevertheless the said defendant not regarding his several promises and undertakings but continuing and fradulently intending to deceive and defraud the said Plaintiff hath not paid him the said several horses or either of them nor the said Saddle & Bridle or either of them nor the said suit of clothes or either of them nor the aforesaid sums of money or either of them any part thereof although the said defendant afterwards to wit the same day and year last above mentioned and often times afterwards at the County and Circuit afsd. and State of Kentucky was by the said Plaintiff thereto Requested, but the said defendant he thereto hath and still doth refuse so to do whereby the said Plaintiff saith he is Injured and Endamaged to the Value of _____ pounds and therefore brings his suit.

Robinson for Plft.

And the said defendant having been arrested and not appearing, on motion of the Plaintiff by his said attorney, it was ordered that this suit be continued until the next, rules for the defendant’s appearance And afterwards to wit at rules held in the Clerk’s office aforesaid in the month of April in the year aforesaid, came the said Plaintiff by his attorney aforesaid, and the said defendant not appearing, on motion of the Plaintiff by his attorney aforesaid, It was ordered that the said defendant should appear at the next, rules and plead to the Plaintiff action or that Judgment would be granted the Plaintiff against him for what damages he hath sustained by reason of the breached promise and agreement in the declaration mentioned, and a writ of enquiry awarded him to have the same assessed by a jury at the next court.

At which time to wit at rules held as aforesaid in the month of May in the year aforesaid came the said Plaintiff by his attorney aforesaid and the said defendant not appearing although Solemnly called by made default, by reason whereof It was ordered that the Plaintiff recover against the defendant what damages he hath sustained by reason of the defendant’s non-performance of his covenant in the declaration mentioned which damages not being known . On Motion of the Plaintiff by his said attorney a writ of enquiry was awarded him to have the same assessed by a jury at the next court.

And now at this time to wit. At a Circuit Court Continued & held for Madison County on the 6th day of June 1807 came the parties aforesaid by their attorneys and on motion of the Plaintiff by his said attorney a writ of enquiry was awarded him to have the same assessed by a jury at the next court.

And now at this time to wit: At a Circuit Court continued & held for Madison County on the 6th day of June 1807 came the parties aforesaid by their attorneys and on motion of the said defendant by his attorney it is ordered that the writ of Enquiry awarded against him in the Clerk’s office be set aside & the said defendant by his attorney now comes and defends the wrong and injury when the defendant saith that he did not assine up himself in the manner and form as the Plaintiff against him hath declared and of this he puts himself upon the County and the said Plaintiff likewise.

It is therefore commanded the Sheriff that he cause to come here Immediately twelve good and lawful men by whom cd and thereupon came also a jury towit: Samuel Fox, Sr, James Hockaday, Joseph Akers, Cornelius Turner, William Fullalove, Ransom Searcy, David Williams, Joshua Guin, Herman Guin, Adam Kary, Donley Green and Thomas Crews who being elected, tried and sworn the truth to speak upon the issue joined upon their oaths do say that the said defendant did assume upon himself in manner and form as the Plaintiff against him hath declared and they do assess the Plaintiff damages by occasion thereof to Sixty Dollars beside his costs. It is therefore considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the said defendant his damages aforesaid by the jurors in their Verdict aforesaid assessed and also his costs by him about his suit in this behalf expended and the said deft. in moneys.

A true copy of the record and papers.

Will Irvine, CMCC”

James Going appeared with a wife in the 1800 census of Madison County.

“Canan Going” was enlisted as a private in 1812 in the Second Regiment [Jennings] Kentucky Volunteers, according to the research of Donna Gowin Johnston, Foundation Member of Casper, Wyoming.

“Caanan Going, free man of color” was mentioned in an affi-davit signed by Williamson Toole of Madison County, Kentucky in Adams County, Mississippi April 3, 1814, according to “Passports of Southeastern Pioneers, 1770-1823” by Dorothy Williams Potter. Passports were required for Americans passing through Indian land and Spanish land.

The affidavit read:

“Mississippi Territory
Adams County

Williamson Toole of Madison County, State of Kentucky this day appeared before the undersigned Justice of the Peace in & for the said County and made oath that he has known Canaan Going, a free man of color upwards of four years–during which time he has never heard his freedom disputed–that he has served as camp [illegible] in the Michigan Territory and [under the] command of Genl. [William Henry] Harrison in the years 1812 and 1813 in the same regiment with the said Going–Going is six feet high, stout built, complexion of a yellowish cast, is going to Madison County in the State aforesaid in company with deponent.

Sworn to & subscribed this 3d April, 1814.

Andrew Marschalk”

Gen. Harrison was the hero of the Battle of Tippecanoe fought November 7, 1811 in Indiana in which the Americans defeated Tecumseh and his Indian force which was supported by the British. The battle, fought on the Tippecanoe River, is regarded as the opening round of the War of 1812.

Harrison was appointed a major-general in the Kentucky militia at the beginning of the War of 1812. He began to combine his forces with that of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, the daring naval commander who challenged the British Navy on Lake Erie.

On September 10, 1813, as the British Navy was preparing to transport more troops to their outpost on the Sandusky River in Ohio, Perry attacked the superior flotilla. After his flagship, the U.S.S. Lawrence, had become disabled and defeat seemed certain, Perry transferred his commanded by small boat to the U.S.S. Niagara, took her into close action with his six remaining vessels and turned the tide of victory.

The British Army, faced with the severance of its line of supplies, was forced to make a hasty evacuation of Ohio and Michigan. Gen. Harrison, then commander of all the troops in the Northwest, advanced northward. He occupied Detroit and began to press the British in their retreat up the Thames River toward Lake Ontario.

Perry quickly took Harrison’s troops aboard his ships and pursued the British up the Thames. Thus Canaan Gowen participated in one of the U.S. Navy’s first amphibious landings. When they overtook the English forces, the troops and sailors debarked to continue the fight on land.

Commodore Perry took command of one American force, and General Harrison commanded another. Perry led the decisive charge and again showed his daring leadership. The British surrendered, and on October 5, 1813, Col. Henry A. Proctor gave up all the territory west of the Niagara peninsula as the result of losing the Battle of the Thames River.

Later Perry commanded the Mediterranean expedition of 1815-16. He died of yellow fever at Port of Spain, Trinidad August 23, 1819.

Subsequently, Gen. Harrison was nominated by the Whig party and was elected president of the United States in 1840 under the slogan of “Tippecanoe and Tyler Too.” He served only one month after inauguration and succumbed to pneumonia. He was succeeded in office by his vice-president, John Tyler.

About 1828, Canaan Gowen lived in Greene County, Indiana and was a neighbor of Rev. Aexamder Poe with whom he often went on hunting trips, according to “History of Greene County, Indiana:”

“One day, himself [Rev. Poe] and an old darkey named Canaan Goen went out hunting, and while walking through the woods saw a very large mother bear and three cubs, about one-fourth grown, playing among the bushes. The negro got the first shot, but his hand shook so that he did but little damage, as far as appearances were concerned at least, for the bear ran off rapidly in the woods, leaving her young ones to their fate.

The latter, all three ran up a scrubby oak near by, and while Mr. Poe stood at the foot, the negro climbed the tree to shake or drive them down. He succeeded in shaking all three down, one of which was killed by the fall. The other two were taken home by Mr. Poe and became great pets and a nuisance generally. After they were a little larger, they were annoying to the women on washing day and at other times. If a tub of water was left standing, they would souse themselves in it without ceremony or permission. A stand of bees could not be kept on the farm. They would knock it over, and regardless of the attacks of the bees, would gorge themselves with the sweet substance.”

“Cannon Gowen, free negro” was enumerated in the 1830 census of Clay County, Indiana, according to the research of June A. Smith, Foundation Member of Bremerton, Washington.

“Canaan Goans” was married March 2, 1835 to Susan Tucker in Fountain County, Indiana, according to the research of Stephen L. Allen, Foundation Member of Chino Hills, California. He appeared there as the head of a household in the 1840 census, according to June A. Smith.

Children born to Canaan Gowen and Susan Tucker Gowen include:

Stephen Goins born about 1837

Stephen Goins, son of Canaan Gowen and Susan Tucker Gowen, was born about 1837 in Fountain County. His death certificate showed his father as “Canaan Goins,” according to Stephen L. Allen.
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James Gowin was married October 11, 1791 to Christina Vanover, according to “Botetort County, Virginia Marriages, 1772-1850.” Children born to James Gowin and Christina Vanover Gowin are unknown.
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Mary Gowing was bound out to John Johnson June 8, 1790 in Botetourt County, according to “Annals of Southwest Virginia” by Summers, as reported by Cleve Weathers.
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John Gowins was married May 26, 1819 to Winey [Winnie?] Bradford, according to “Botetourt County, Virginia Mar-riages, 1772-1850.” Of John Gowins and Winey Bradford Gowins nothing more is known.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA

Brunswick County was organized in 1720 with land taken from three counties–Prince George, Isle of Wight and Surry.
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Thomas Goin was born in Brunswick County about 1755, ac-cording to Varion Elmer Goin, a descendant of Jefferson, Oregon and a Foundation researcher.

“Thomas Going” was mentioned in “Brunswick County, Virginia Court Order Books, 1737-1749.” An index listed him in volume I, page 254. Other individuals who appeared in the index include: “Anne Going, Volume 1, pages 321, 353 and 379; Drury Going, Volume 1, page 302; Edward Going, Volume 3, page 388; Elsoner Going, Volume 1, page 302; John Going, Volume 1, page 254; Michael Going, Volume 2, pages 37 and 78; William Going, Volume 3, page 102 and 202, William Going, Planter, Volume 3, page 204 [2] and Mary Gowing, Volume 1, page 302.”

Mary Gowing, above, is identified as the mother of Drury Going and Elsoner Going by Donna V. Gowin Johnston, family researcher of Casper, Wyoming. She cites a Brunswick County Court order of April 3, 1740 in which it was “ordered that Elsoner Going and Drury Going, sons to Mary Gowing be bound as the law directs to Ralph Jackson until they shall arrive to the age of twenty-one years,” according to Order Book 1, page 302.

Four years earlier, John Going and Thomas Going, apparently brothers, possibly other sons of Mary Gowing, were also bound to Ralph Jackson on July 5, 1736, according to Order Book 1, page 254.

“Thomas Going,” living alone [or the head of a free colored household], was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1783 census of Greensville County, page 55, adjacent to Drury Going, according to “Heads of Families, Virginia, 1790.”

Drury Going was the head of a household of four, including two children. James Going was the head of a household of seven, including five children. Greensville County had been created in 1780 with land taken from Brunswick County.
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Thomas Goin served in the Revolutionary War as a private in a militia company commanded by Capt. Turner Bynum, according to Varion Elmer Goin who died July 30, 1993. He quoted a letter from Thornton W. Mitchell, North Carolina State Archivist, dated October 26, 1978 who wrote, “Capt. Bynum was from Greensville County as were the majority of the men in his company.” National DAR accepted Thomas Goin as a Revolutionary War soldier from Greensville County, and assigned No. 629059 to the file. Gerry A. Elbridge, a descendant was accepted on his record. “James Going” also served in the company commanded by Capt. Bynum, according to “The State Records of North Carolina” edited by Judge Walter Clark.

Writing of her ancestor, Beverly J. Ellison Nelson, a descendant of Littleton, Colorado stated:

“Although many researchers descended from the various branches of the Thomas Goin [1755-1838] family have sought to establish his origins, to date no firm connection exists. The primary clue is in the consistent census listing of North Carolina as the birthplace of his oldest known son Levi. But, even that may simply refer to that portion of North Carolina which became Tennessee.”

The question of Thomas Goin being a negro, a mulatto or a Melungeon came up in a court case tried in Claiborne County, Tennessee in 1855. His great-grandson Elijah Goin was ac-cused of being a mulatto, and he filed suit against his accuser. Certain information was introduced into evidence:

The “mulatto and negro” charge had serious implications. The Territory Act of 1794 and the Tennessee Constitution of 1796 declared, “all negroes, mulattos and Indians and persons of mixed blood, descended from negro or Indian ancestors to the third generation inclusive, though one ancestor of each generation may have been a white person, whether bond or free, should be held deemed to be incapable in law to be a witness in any case whatsoever, except against each other.”

The Act also forbade such persons from obtaining marriage licenses, voting, owning land, paying taxes, making wills, owning slaves or holding office. Their civil rights were denied. The state of Tennessee filed charges against several Melungeons “for voting in an election held on the seventh day of August 1845.” Some convictions were handed down in a trial held in Rogersville, Tennessee on Saturday, July 29, 1848.

Even in Revolutionary days and in the War of 1812, negroes and mulattos could not serve as soldiers. A few were utilized in non-combatant roles as cooks and teamsters.

The first proven official record for Thomas Goin is the North Carolina Land Grant No. 657 issued for 225 acres in Washing-ton County, Tennessee “upon the waters of Cherokee Creek. joining Tiptons line,” entered June 29, 1779 and issued October 26, 1786. The Tipton Farm was owned by John Tipton, senator for Washington County in the North Carolina Assembly. On February 22, 1788 at his farm near Jonesborough, Tennessee began open warfare between Tipton and John Sevier, governor of the State of Franklin.

On that date John Sevier marched to within sight of the Tipton House [now a state-owned historic site] with a party of nearly 100 followers, “with a drum beating, colours flying in military parade and in a hostile manner,” according to Dr. James B. Jones, Jr. in “The Lost State of Franklin: Sevier, Secession and Statehood.”

Sevier sent a flag of truce and demanded that Tipton and his men surrender within half an hour and submit themselves to the laws of the State of Franklin. Tipton, who was forewarned and forearmed, holed up in his house and refused to capitulate. The attack began, and casualties that day included one horse, one wounded woman and the capture of five Tiptonites.

The battle was not yet concluded. A siege began and six days later hostilites continued between the Sevierites and the Tiptonites. Rifles were fired sporadically at Tipton’s home, but there were neither casualties nor great damage to the house.

The next day Sevier’s forces fired on a party of men coming to the assistance of the Tipton men. Two of the Tipton men, Jonathan Pugh, the Washington County sheriff and John Webb of Sullivan County were killed. Two others, Capt. William Delancy and John Allison, were wounded.

On March 1, Sevier relinquished the field in a blinding snowstorm. For all practical purposes, the State of Franklin ceased to exist from that day forward. John Sevier continued to act as governor of Franklin and had an engagement with the Cherokees and Creeks on January 10, 1789. He wrote a report of the battle addressed to “privy council of the State of Franklin:”

“Our artillery roused the Indians from their huts, and finding themselves pretty near surrounded on all sides, only tried to save themselves by flight, from which they were prevented by our riflemen posted behind the trees.

The loss of the enemy was 145 dead. Our loss was five dead and 16 wounded; amongst the latter is the brave Gen. McCarter, who while taking the scalp of an Indian was tomahawked by another whom he afterward killed. I am in hopes that this brave man will survive.”

In the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions held November 1, 1784 in Washington County, North Carolina [which later be-came Washington County, Tennessee] Thomas Goin was ap-pointed constable.

He was granted 225 acres, described as Grant No. 751, on Cherokee Creek in Washington County October 26, 1786. The grant was signed by I. Glasgone Lee and R. C. Caswell.

He served on several jury panels there, according to the county court records and was in court in Jonesborough, the county seat, on the day that Andrew Jackson was admitted to the bar. In 1786 Thomas Goin received another land grant, No. 756, ac-ording to “North Carolina Land Grants in Tennessee, 1778-1791.” The land was described as 225 acres “on the waters of the Nolachucky, adjoining a bank of rocks.” This transaction was actually a purchase grant, paid for by cash or certificate. In the August term of 1787 Alex Moffatt had sworn “That he had lost a bond, the property of Thomas Goan, concerning 200 acres on Middle Creek. It was given by Isaac Taylor to Ralph Hedgepath who assigned it to John Cassady who assigned it to Goan,” according to “Washington County, Tennessee Deeds, 1775-1800.”

In 1787, “Thomas Gooin” received Grant No. 2015 for 300 acres of land on Licking Creek, “including his improvements” in Greene County, Tennessee. This grant was paid for in cash. Greene County had been formed in 1783 with land taken from Washington County.

In 1788, “Thomas Goin” applied to the County Court of Greene County for the administration of the estate of Elizabeth Bass, according to “Bulletin of the Watauga Association,” Volume 10:

“August 1788. On motion of W. Avery, Esqr. atto. for Thomas Going for obtaining letter of administration on the Estate of Elizabeth Bass, decd. ordered that the same be laid over until next term, for proof of sanguinity [kinship, blood relationship] & that a dedimus potestatem [a commission to take testimony] issue in favour of said Thomas Going to Anson & Richmond Counties & to the State of South Carolina by giving fifteen days notice to Jeremiah Bass of the time & place where such testimony will be taken, ditto for Levi Bass to South Carolina giving Thos. Going fifteen days notice at least.”

Edward Gowen of Granville County, North Carolina, regarded as a kinsman of Thomas Goin, was also named an heir of Elizabeth Bass. On October 14, 1788 he conveyed his interest in her estate to “his nephew, Thomas Gowen,” according to Granville County Will Book 2, page 79.

“October 14, 1788. Know all men by these presents that I Edward Gowen of the County of Granville for divers good causes and considerations thereunto [me] moving more especially for the sum of ú25 to me in hand paid, the receipt of which I do hereby acknowledge, hath bar-gained, sold & made over, and by these presents, do bargain, sell and make over to my nephew, Thomas Gowen all the estate, right and interest I have or hereafter may have to the estate of Elizabeth Bass, deceased, or any part thereof, and do hereby make over the same to the said Thomas Gowin, his heirs and assigns from the claim of me, the said Edward Gowen or any other person whatever claiming under me. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the 15th day of October, 1786.

Edward Going
Witnesses:
Henry Meghe
Allin Hudson
Jhn. [X] Simmons”

By 1786 Thomas had established himself in Washington County, and his name is included among those who voted in the election in August 1786 at the Courthouse in Jonesborough, Tennessee. In 1788, 1789, and 1790, Thomas Goin was No. 26 on the tax list of Washington County, North Carolina with “1 white poll,” indicating that he had located on his grant. In 1789 shown as No. 33 was Jonathan Tipton whose political problems had erupted in gunfire. “Thomas Goin, Pvt,” assigned this land in 1792 to Lardner Clark, later a prominent attorney in Nashville, Tennessee.

The land of Thomas Goin on Cherokee Creek was levied on by the sheriff and was sold at auction January 4, 1795, according to Washington County Deed Book 7, page 209-12. The entry read:

“Edmund Williams. Late sheriff of Washington County to Alexander Moffett against Thomas Goins, defendant, in 1788 levied against 275 acres on Cherokee Creek. Bid: £40, 1 shilling, 8 pence. Adjoining Jonathan Tipton, R Bayley, Bailey’s land not sold at first sale because of no bidders; second sale Feb. 1788,. Alex Moffatt. highest bidder. Signed: Edmund Williams. Witnesses: Waigh-still Avery, Andrew Greer, Amos Ball. Court Term: Sept 1795.”

In 1788, Thomas Goin sold his land in Greene County and moved westward to newly-created Hawkins County, Tennessee from which Claiborne would be created in 1801. Thomas Goin didn’t come to Claiborne County; the county came to him. He appeared there as a taxpayer, along with his sons, Levi Goin and Uriah Goin on Big Barren Creek in 1799 in “Capt. Coxes company.” The postoffice of Goin, Tennessee would be named for this pioneer’s family in 1884. Goin still exists today, but the postoffice was discontinued in 1965.

In 1802, he and his sons helped to build the road to Tazewell, Tennessee, and were appointed its overseers. On Saturday, November 1, 1803, he was instrumental in establishing the Big Barren Primitive Baptist Church. “Thomas Going” was recorded as No. 3 on the church roster of the men. No. 3 on the women’s roster was “Elizabeth Going,” possibly the wife of Thomas Goin.

He served on Claiborne County jury panels and in 1833 was listed as a “white male” taxpayer.

Thomas Goin died in 1838, according to Big Barren Primitive Baptist Church Record Book 2, and was buried in Old Big Barren Church Cemetery which adjoined the church. The site is now at the bottom of Norris Lake, and it is unknown if the graves were moved before the lake was created. His will was recorded in the Claiborne County courthouse.

Fifteen years after his death, his descendants were tormented in the community by accusations that they were descended from “niggers and mulattos.” The family had distinct Melungeon features, but attributed the mixed-blood characteristics to Indian and/or Portuguese ancestry.

Known children of Thomas Goin include:

Edwina Goin born in 1774
Levi Goin born November 2, 1779
Sarah Goin born about 1782
Uriah Goin born about 1785
Isaac Abraham Goin born about 1789

Richard Glenn Bonds, a descendant of Midland, Texas, wrote February 11, 1994 that a fourth son, William Goin was born to Thomas Goin.

Edwina Goin, daughter of Thomas Goin, was born in 1774, ac-cording to the research of Dianne Stark Thurman, family researcher of Wichita, Kansas. She was married about 1791 to Jacob Cupp.

Levi Goin, son of Thomas Goin, was born about 1778 in Washington County, North Carolina [later Tennessee]. “Levi Goans” was married November 2, 1799 in Grainger County, Tennessee to Elizabeth Stallions, according to “Grainger County, Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1850.” She was born in Virginia in 1783 to Thomas Stallions, according to the research of Clara Jane Goin Houser of Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Pvt. William Stallions was a comrade-at-arms with Jacob Gowen in the colonial militia company of Capt. Robert Stobo in 1754. They were listed consecutively in the company payroll under the command of Col. George Washington who approved their names for bounty money.

Levi Goin was clerk of Big Barren Primitive Baptist Church in Claiborne County. He appeared as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Claiborne County. She died in Claiborne County in January 1858. Levi Goin was enumerated for the last time at age 80 in the 1860 census of Claiborne County living in the home of his son, Eli Goin. Levi Goin died there June 19, 1865, according to the clerk’s book of Big Barren Baptist Church.

A grandson of Levi Goin, Phillip Goin, wrote a biographical sketch of his grandfather in 1889 which was published in “Portrait and Biographical Album of Johnson and Pawnee Counties, Nebraska.” In the article Phillip Goin stated that his grandfather died in 1863 at the age of 85 and was the father of 12 children.

Children born to Levi Goin and Elizabeth Stallions Goin in-
clude:

William Goin born about 1803
Uriah Goin, Jr. born about 1805
Isaac Goin born November 13, 1806
Pleasant Goin born about 1808
Richard D. Goin born about 1810
Thomas Goin born about 1811
Elijah Goin born about 1814
Rachel Goin born September 29, 1816
Sterling Goin born November 4, 1818
Leroy Goin born December 8, 1819
Eli Goin born March 2, 1825
Jamima Jane “Mimi” Goin born in 1827

William Goin, son of Levi Goin and Elizabeth Stallions Goin, was born about 1803. He was married about 1824 to Elizabeth. Dykes, according to “Claiborne County Historical Society Quarterly,” Volume 9, No. 3. In 1830 they removed to adjoining Bell County, Kentucky and settled near Flat Lick. Later they lived in Knox County, Kentucky, according to Beverly J. Ellison Nelson. He continued there in 1855.

Children born to William Goin and Elizabeth Dykes Goin in-clude:

Levi Goin born about 1825 in Tennessee
Louisa B. Goin born about 1828 in Tennessee
Telthea Goin born about 1830 in Tennessee
Delila Goin born about 1832 in Tennessee
Hilda Jane Goin born about 1834 in Tennessee
Mary Jane Goin born about 1838 in Tennessee
Melvina Goin born about 1840 in Kentucky
Eli Goin born about 1842 in Kentucky

Uriah Goin, Jr. son of Levi Goin and Elizabeth Stallions Goin, was born about 1805 in Claiborne County. He was married about 1827 to Nancy Dickson, according to “Claiborne County Historical Society Quarterly,” Volume 9, No. 3. She was born in Virginia [later West Virginia] about 1804. He died about 1845, and Nancy Goin was remarried September 27, 1846 to Uriah Goin, Sr, uncle of her first husband.

For children born to them, see his section. After his death in 1863, she lived with her son Preston L. Goin. She was enumerated in his household in the 1870 census of Mercer County, Missouri at age 66.

Children born to Uriah Goin, Jr. and Nancy Goin include:

Preston L. Goin born about 1828
Elminy Goin born about 1830
Elijah “Little Lige” Goin born about 1832
Lucinda Goin born January 1, 1834
George Washington Goin born about 1838
John W. Goin born about 1848

Preston L. Goin, son of Uriah Goin, Jr. and Nancy Goin, was born in Claiborne County about 1828. He was married about 1850, wife’s name Prudica. One report shows her name as Paula S. Goin.

They appeared in the 1860 census of Claiborne County:

“Goin, Preston 32, born in Tennessee, farmer
Pinda 26, born in Tennessee
Mary 9, born in Tennessee
Francis 7, born in Tennessee, female
Richard 5, born in Tennessee”

They removed to Mercer County, Missouri in 1863 and ap-peared there in the 1870 census:

“Goin, Preston L. 42, born in Tennessee,
farmer
Prudica 38, born in Tennessee
Mary 17, born in Tennessee
George R. 14, born in Tennessee
William 12, born in Tennessee
Uriah 10, born in Tennessee
Jesse V. [twin] 6, born in Missouri
Sarah [twin] 6, born in Missouri
Preston A. 2, born in Missouri
Goin, Nancy 66, born in West Virginia”

Elminy Goin, daughter of Uriah Goin, Jr. and Nancy Goin was born about 1830 in Claiborne County. She appeared in house-hold of her step-father in the 1850 census as a 19-year-old. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Elijah “Little Lige” Goin, son of Uriah Goin, Jr. and Nancy Goin, was born in Claiborne County about 1832. He appeared in the 1850 census in the household of his stepfather as a 19-year-old. He joined his family in moving to Mercer County, Missouri. He was married there at Princeton to Mary Hamilton shortly after arrival. In the following year they left Missouri driving an oxwagon in a caravan including several relatives bound for Oregon Territory. They arrived at Jefferson, Oregon in the fall of 1864. They removed to Waldport, Oregon about 1880, according to Warren Tyndale Faulkner, a descendant.

Lucinda Goin, daughter of Uriah Goin, Jr. and Nancy Goin, was born January 1, 1834 near Goin, Tennessee, according to “The Yaden Family of America” by Dorothy M. Yaden. She was recorded as a 14-year-old in the 1850 census of the household of Uriah Goin, Sr, her step-father and uncle.

She was married in Tazewell, Tennessee August 12, 1853 to Jacob Matthew Yaden, son of William Proctor Yaden and Elizabeth Keck Yaden, according to Claiborne County Marriage Book 3, page 32. He was the grandson of Jacob Benjamin Yaden and Rachel Capps Yaden who were married March 18, 1806 in Grainger County.

The marriage ceremony of Lucinda Goin and Jacob Mattew Yaden was performed by Levi Goin, Justice of the Peace. About 1859, they removed to Kentucky.

They were enumerated in the 1860 census of Laurel County, Kentucky:

“Yadon, Jacob 22, born in Tennessee, farmer,
$100 real estate
Lucinda 22, born in Tennessee
John P. 6, born in Tennessee
` Joseph M. 3, born in Tennessee
William M. 8/12, born in Kentucky.”

Jacob Matthew Yaden enlisted in April 1864 in the Thirtieth Kentucky Volunteer Mounted Infantry Regiment, U.S.A, Com-pany K. He was a corporal under the command of Capt. Richard Reynolds. He died two months later June 8, 1864 of typhoid fever at Camp Nelson General Hospital. He was buried there in the national cemetery at Nicholasville, Kentucky.

After his death, the widow supported herself and her four chil-dren by serving as a midwife. On September 13, 1868, she was remarried to William Huff, son of Jesse Huff, according to Russell County Marriage Bond Book 3, page 80. Six children were born to her and her second husband who deserted before her last child was born. She died May 22, 1919 and was buried in the Caintown Cemetery in Pulaski County, Kentucky.

She was described by one of her grandchildren as being “so small she had to climb up on a chopping block in order to mount her horse.” She smoked a corncob pipe and continued her practice as a midwife until she was over 75 years old.Children born to Jacob Matthew Yaden and Lucinda Goin Yaden include:

John Proctor Yaden born July 17, 1854
Joseph McDowell Yaden born November 28, 1856
William Matthew Yaden born September 4, 1859
Rebecca Yaden born about 1862

Children born to William Huff and Lucinda Goin Yaden Huff include:

Ulysses S. Grant Huff born about 1866
Matilda Huff born about 1867
Wesley Huff born about 1868
James Washington Huff born about 1870
Della Huff born about 1875

George Washington Goin, son of Uriah Goin, Jr. and Nancy Goin, was born about 1838 in Claiborne County. He appeared at age 11 in the 1850 census of his step-father’s household. He was married about 1858, wife’s name Susanna. Susanna Goin was born in Tennessee in 1838. In the fall of 1859, they re-moved to Mercer County, Missouri. He was enumerated there as the head of a household in 1860. Susanna Goin died about 1875, and George Washington Goin was remarried about 1876 to Minerva J. Brummett, daughter of Rev. Calvin Brummett and Cindarila Moore Brummett, according to the research of F. M. Brummett of Long Beach, California. She was born August 4, 1856 in Mercer County, Missouri. They appeared in the 1880 census of Mercer County.

George Washington Goins died in Kansas in 1881, according to family tradition. Of the widow, Minerva J. Brummett Goins, F. M. Brummett wrote, “Her husband and only son were lost in the Kansas land grab in 1881.” Another report states that George Washington Goins went to Galveston, Texas and perished there September 8, 1900 in the Galveston Flood in which 5,000 people were drowned in the aftermath of a hurricane.

Minerva J. Brummett Goins appeared in Enid, Oklahoma in 1908 and died September 26, 1947 in Grundy County, Missouri.

Children born to George Washington Goins and Susanna Goins include:

P. A. Goins born in 1859
James Goins born about 1861
Sherman H. Goins born in 1868

One son was born to George Washington Goins and Minerva J. Brummett Goins:

Leonard Goins born in 1877

P. A. Goins, son of George Washington Goins and Susanna Goins, was born in 1859 in Claiborne County, according to the 1860 census. Darla Maxwell reports that he and his brother James Goins died in a fire in their youth.

James Goins, son of George Washington Goins and Susanna Goins, was born about 1861 in Missouri. Darla Maxwell reports that he and his brother P. A. Goins died in a fire in their youth.

Sherman H. Goins, son of George Washington Goins and Susanna Goins, was born about 1868 in Missouri. Darla Maxwell, a granddaughter, wrote September 8, 1999 that his death certificate shows his date of birth as 1870 and that his tombstone shows his date of birth as 1875.

“He told his children that he ran away from home because his stepmom was so mean to him.

Leonard H. Goins, son of George Washington Goins and Minerva J. Brummett Goins, was born in 1877 in Missouri. Leonard H. Goins is reported to have accompanied his father to Kansas and died there in 1881.

Isaac Goin, son of Levi Goin and Elizabeth Stallions Goin, was born November 13, 1806 in Claiborne County, according to Clara Jane Goin Houser. Beverly J. Ellison Nelson shows his date of birth as January 24, 1806. He was born January 26, 1806, according to “Claiborne County Historical Society Quarterly,” Volume 9, No. 3. He was married January 31, 1826 to Keziah [Boster?] Epperson who was born January 8, 1810 in Tennessee. They continued in Tennessee in 1831 when a son was born. They removed to Hamilton County, Illinois in 1841, according to the research of Anna Lee Goin of Jefferson, Oregon, settling near McLeansboro, Illinois. Isaac Goin died there November 26, 1855, and she died there April 28, 1872. They were regarded as Cherokees, but may have been Melungeons, according to Jane Gwaltney, a descendant of St. Louis, Missouri.

Children born to Isaac Goin and Keziah Epperson Goin in-clude:

John Wesley Goin born February 19, 1831
Rachel Goin born about 1833 in TN
Lucy Ann Goin born about 1835 in TN
Elijah Goin born February 7, 1839 in TN
Elizabeth Goin born about 1842 in IL
Mary Goin born about 1844 in IL
Elisha Goin born about 1846 in IL
Lydia Goin born about 1849 in IL
Charles C. Goin born about 1852 in IL

John Wesley Goin, son of Isaac Goin and Keziah Epperson Goin, was born in Claiborne County February 19, 1831. He was married in Hamilton County April 30, 1855 to Elmira Cross. She was born March 27, 1835 to Pleasant Azel Cross and Sarah Ann Cross. He died July 22, 1865 in Hamilton County. His death was caused by typhoid fever which he con-tracted during the Civil War, according to Clara Goin Houser, descendant of Cleveland, Ohio. He was buried in Middle Creek Cemetery in Hamilton County. Elmira Cross Goin was remarried Jacob Meyers. She died in Hamilton County April 13, 1902 “of neuralgia and head trouble” and was buried in Middle Creek Cemetery.

Children born to them include:

James C. Goin born March 19, 1854
John Wesley Goin, Jr. born May 8, 1856
William J. Goin born April 8, 1858
Albert A. Goin born October 21, 1860
Martin A. Goin born December 9, 1862

John Wesley Goin, Jr, son of John Wesley Goin and Elmira Cross Goin, was born May 8, 1856 in Hamilton County. He was married there December 24, 1876 in Shelton precinct to Eldarado “Rado” DeWitt. She was born April 6, 1860 at McLeansboro, Illinois in Hamilton County to Clinton DeWitt and Penelope Allen DeWitt. She died December 27, 1933 at Dahlgren, Illinois, and he died there March 7, 1948. He was buried in the I.O.O.F Cemetery.

Children born to John Wesley Goin, Jr. and Eldarado “Rado” DeWitt Goin include:

John Goin born about 1877
Korah Goin born in January 1878
Omer Goin born in January 1880
Chester A. Goin born June 15, 1884
Clara Goin born in April 1887
Charles Goin born in February 1888
Jasper Calvin Goin born September 5, 1889
Paul Goin born September 28, 1896

John Goin, son of John Wesley Goin, Jr. and Eldarado DeWitt Goin, was born about 1877 and died in infancy.

Korah Goin, son of John Wesley Goin, Jr. and Eldarado DeWitt Goin, was born in January 1878 in Hamilton County. He was married about 1898, wife’s name Annie. He died in 1899. Children born to Korah Goin and Annie Goin are un-known.

Omer Goin, son of John Wesley Goin, Jr. and Eldarado DeWitt Goin, was born in January 1880 in Hamilton County. He was married about 1903 to Olive Mitchell. Children born to Omer Goin and Olive Mitchell Goin are unknown.

Chester A. Goin, son of John Wesley Goin, Jr. and Eldarado DeWitt Goin, was born June 15, 1884 in Hamilton County. He died December 30, 1884.

Clara Goin, daughter of John Wesley Goin, Jr. and Eldarado DeWitt Goin, was born in Hamilton County in April 1887. She was married about 1905 to Theo Rhodes.

Charles Goin, son of John Wesley Goin, Jr. and Eldarado De-Witt Goin, was born in February 1888 in Hamilton County. He was married about 1911 to Rachel Hart. Children born to Charles Goin and Rachel Hart Goin are unknown.

Jasper Calvin Goin, son of John Wesley Goin, Jr. and Eldarado DeWitt Goin, was born September 5, 1889 in Hamilton County. He was married June 27, 1913 at Dahlgren to Hannah Hunter. She, the daughter of Samuel Hunter and Mary Lucy Hall Hunter, was born March 30, 1893 at Dahlgren. She died there November 11, 1965, and he died there May 4, 1967. They were buried in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Dahlgren. They were members of the Church of Christ.

Children born to Jasper Calvin Goin and Hannah Hunter Goin include:

Isabel Goin born July 2, 1914
Juanita Goin born December 8, 1915
Clara Jane Goin born August 19, 1923
Eileen Goin born June 2, 1928
Jasper Calvin Goin [twin] born January 16, 1930
Hunter DeWitt Goin [twin] born January 16, 1930
John Samuel Goin born March 5, 1932

Isabel Goin, daughter of Jasper Calvin Goin and Hannah Hunter Goin, was born July 2, 1914 at Dahlgren. She was married February 20, 1937 to Lewis Henry Callison who was born at Mt. Vernon, Illinois January 27, 1914.

Juanita Goin, daughter of Jasper Calvin Goin and Hannah Hunter Goin, was born December 8, 1915 at Dahlgren. She was married July 3, 1937 to Joe W. Daily of McLeansboro, Illinois. She died July 29, 1961.

Clara Jane Goin, daughter of Jasper Calvin Goin and Hannah Hunter Goin, was born August 19, 1923 at Dahlgren. She was married September 18, 1944 to Harold Byron Houser. He was born in South Bend, Indiana November 22, 1921. In 1991 they lived in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. She, a member of Gowen Research Foundation and an accomplished genealogist, has done extensive research on the Goin family.

Children born to them include:

Cristene Houser born July 6, 1944
Edgar Allen Houser born March 10, 1950
John Jasper Houser born June 8, 1952
Susan Houser born October 6, 1955
James Byron Houser born April 4, 1959

Eileen Goin, daughter of Jasper Calvin Goin and Hannah Hunter Goin, was born June 2, 1928 at Dahlgren.

Jasper Calvin Goin, twin son of Jasper Calvin Goin and Hannah Hunter Goin, was born January 16, 1930 at Dahlgren. He was married December 27, 1969 to Gila Riley who was born January 2, 1935 in Kentucky. Children born to Jasper Calvin Goin and Gila Riley Goin are unknown.

Hunter DeWitt Goin, twin son of Jasper Calvin Goin and Han-nah Hunter Goin, was born at Dahlgren January 16, 1930. He was married December 23, 1961 to Velma Elizabeth Wolf who was born in Indiana February 23, 1932. Children born to Hunter DeWitt Goin and Velma Elizabeth Wolf Goin are un-known.

John Samuel Goin, son of Jasper Calvin Goin and Hannah Hunter Goin, was born March 5, 1932 at Dahlgren. He was married about 1957 to Shirley Ann Viezer who was born July 3, 1937 in Illinois. Children born to John Samuel Goin and Shirley Ann Viezer Goin are unknown.

Paul Goin, son of John Wesley Goin, Jr. and Eldarado DeWitt Goin, was born September 28, 1896 in Hamilton County. He was married about 1927 to Nana Whited. Children born to Paul Goin and Nana Whited Goin are unknown.

Rachel Goin, daughter of Isaac Goin and Keziah Epperson Goin, was born about 1833 in Tennessee. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Lucy Ann Goin, daughter of Isaac Goin and Keziah Epperson Goin, was born about 1835 in Tennessee

Elijah Goin, son of Isaac Goin and Keziah Epperson Goin, was born February 7, 1839 in Tennessee, according to the research of Sherry Linn Goin, a great-granddaughter of Woodland, Illi-nois. He was married about 1866 to Mary Jane Cross.

Children born to Elijah Goin and Mary Jane Cross Goin in-clude:

James Harvey Goin born April 4, 1877

James Harvey Goin, son of Elijah Goin and Mary Jane Cross Goin, was born April 4, 1877. He was married about 1900 to Winnie Rich.

Children born to them include:

Leonard Goin born May 9, 1909

Leonard Goin, son of James Harvey Goin and Winnie Rich Goin, was born May 9, 1909. He was married about 1932 to Ada E. Cummings who was born July 13, 1910.

Children born to Leonard Goin and Ada E. Cummings Goin include:

Norma Louise Goin born February 4, 1934
Sherry Linn Goin born January 20, 1946

Norma Louise Goin, daughter of Leonard Goin and Ada E. Cummings Goin, was born February 4, 1934. She was married about 1956, husband’s name Johnson. In 1992 they lived in Abilene, Texas. She, a member of Gowen Research Foundation, was active in the research of her family history.

Sherry Linn Goin, daughter of Leonard Goin and Ada E. Cum-mings Goin, was born January 20, 1946. In 1992 she, a member of Gowen Research Foundation, lived in Woodlawn, Illinois.

Elizabeth Goin, daughter of Isaac Goin and Keziah Epperson Going, was born about 1842 in Illinois. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Mary Goin, daughter of Isaac Goin and Keziah Epperson Goin, was born about 1844 in Illinois. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Elisha Goin, son of Isaac Goin and Keziah Epperson Goin, was born about 1846 in Illinois. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Lydia Goin, daughter of Isaac Goin and Keziah Epperson Goin, was born about 1849 in Illinois. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Charles C. Goin, son of Isaac Goin and Keziah Epperson Goin, was born about 1852 in Illinois.

Pleasant Goin, son of Levi Goin and Elizabeth Stallions Goin, was born about 1808 in Tennessee. He was married about 1832 to Isabelle Holton, according to Charlotte Isabelle Russell Green, a descendant of Harper, Texas.

Mrs. Green wrote December 3, 1995:
“A couple of years ago, reports from various individuals, not in the direct descendancy of my g-g-grandparents Pleasant Goin and Isabelle Holton Goin, stating her name as Isabelle Norrell came to my attention. I must correct this misnomer.

We have found no one named Norrell in the East Tennessee census for 1830. However, up the creek from Levi Goin, father of Pleasant Goin, within the family of Wright Holton lived a young woman not more than 20 years of age. This may have been a sister of Wright Holton. The household of Levi Goin shows a young male, 20-30. This should be Pleasant Goin.

There are no known records for the marriage of Pleasant Goin to Isabelle Holton. Sarah Isabelle Johnson, my grandmother, was proud of her heritage and told her grandchildren, to my knowledge as early as 1935, that Pleasant Goin was Holland Dutch, and the family of her grandmother, Isabelle Holton, came from Dublin, Ireland.

Sarah Isabelle Johnson was born in 1870 in Claiborne County, TN. The 1880 census of that county shows Sarah, age 10 years old, living in the 11th Civil District. The same census shows Isabelle Goin living with her son George Goin, just two houses away. It would seem most probable that Isabelle was well known to her granddaughter, Sarah.

Pleasant and Isabelle should have been married in 1831-32 since their first child was born in 1833. In 1833, a list of “Free Male Inhabitants,” 21 years and over, living in Claiborne County, provides the following information: “#744 Uriah Goins, #745 Uriah Goins, Jr. #746 Levi Goins, #747 Levi Goins, Jr. #748 Isaac Gowin, #749 Isaac Gowin, Jr, #750 Pleasant Gowin, #751 William Goin, #752 Thomas Goin, #753 John Keck, #754 William Cupp, #755 William R. Holton, #756 James R. Holton.” We find no one named “Norell” among the males 21 years and over in 1833. There were no males named Norell in the 1839 tax list either.

The father of Pleasant Goin was Levi Goin [old]. The younger brother of Levi Goin is Uriah Goin [old]. The daughter of Uriah Goin, and cousin to Pleasant Goin, is Sarah Alice Goin. She was married to William Dykes, a close neighbor, [see 1830 census.] William and Sarah Alice Goin Dykes had 10 children. The seventh child, a son, was named “Narrel Dykes.” This suggests that the name “Norrell” came from this branch of the family.

Sarah’s parents moved in 1900 from Claiborne County to Van Zandt County, TX. Her mother, Marline Goin Johnson, died in 1927. Sarah was living in Waukegan, Illinois, so it fell to her youngest sister, Vandalee, to give information for the death certificate. In answer to the question, “what was the maiden name of the deceased’s mother, Vandalee answered, “Evie Narel.” Vandalee was born in 1893 and never knew her grandmother. Had Sarah given that information, she would have said, “Isabelle Holton.”

Pleasant Goin became a Baptist preacher. Pleasant Goin ap-peared as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Clai-borne County, page 243, enumerated as:

“Goin, Pleasant white male 20-30
white female 20-30
white male 5-10
white male 5-10
white male 0-5
white male 0-5
white male 0-5”

The household of Pleasant Goin and Isabelle Holton Goin ap-peared in the 1850 census of Claiborne County, page 602, as household 880 composed of:

“Goin, Pleasant 42, born in TN
Isabel 36, born in TN
Ralph 17
Thomas 16
Uriah 14
William 12
Isaac 11
Elizabeth 8
Timothy 6
Martha 5
Lucinda 1”

Pleasant Goin was active in the work of the Town Creek Baptist Church, according to the “Minutes of Davis Creek Church, 1797-1907,” by Lawrence Edwards.

On September 1, 1852 Pleasant Goin “of Town Creek Church” petitioned the Davis Creek Church “for the aid of the deacons of this church to attend them at their next meeting, which was granted.”

On September 1, 1857 Pleasant Goin was listed as a moderator at a meeting of Davis Creek Church. On May 1, 1858 Pleasant Goin visited Davis Creek Church and “invited church and dea-cons to visit them on May 8 and 9, 1858.”

On May 1, 1859 Pleasant Goin invited the deacons and brethren to attend “a sacremental occation” at the May meeting of the Town Creek Church.

On November 1, 1871 Pleasant Goin nominated Henry Ausmus as elder [or minister.] He was enumerated as the head of a household in Claiborne County at the age of 72 He died sometime after 1880, according to “Claiborne County Historical Society Quarterly,” Volume 9, No. 3.

Children born to Pleasant Goin and Isabelle Holton Goin in-clude:

Ralph Goin born about 1833
Thomas Goin born about 1834
Uriah Goin born about 1836
William Goin born about 1838
Isaac Goin born about 1839
Elizabeth Goin born about 1842
Timothy Goin born about 1844
Martha Goin born about 1845
Lucinda Margaret Goin born about 1848
Marlina Jane Goin born September 11, 1849
Jefferson Goin born about 1855
George Washington Goin born about 1856
Lucetta Goin born about 1857

Ralph Goin, son of Pleasant Goin and Isabelle Holton Goin, was born about 1833. He appeared as a 17-year-old in the 1850 census of Claiborne County. He was married about 1854 to Mary A. Goodman. They were enumerated in the 1860 census of Claiborne County, Family 1433, Household No. 224-359. He died in 1864.

Children born to Ralph Goin and Mary A. Goodman Goin include:

Letela Goin born about 1855
Pleasant Goin, Jr. born about 1857
Rachel Goin born about 1859

Letela Goin, daughter of Ralph Goin and Mary A. Goodman Goin, was born in Claiborne County about 1855. She appeared in the 1860 census as a five-year-old.

Pleasant Goin, Jr, son of Ralph Goin and Mary A. Goodman Goin, was born in Claiborne County about 1857. He appeared in the 1860 census as a three-year-old. He was married December 24, 1876 to Harriett Sorrell in Claiborne. She was the daughter of Henry Sorrell and Jane Rogers Sorrell of Hawkins County, Tennessee. They moved to Kentucky and later to the state of Washington, according to the research of Dianne Stark Thurman.

Children born to them include:

Sarah Goin born about 1878
Benjamin Goin born about 1882
Birdie Mae Goin born about 1886

Sarah Goin, daughter of Pleasant Goin, Jr. and Harriett Sorrell Goin, was born about 1878.

Benjamin Goin, son daughter of Pleasant Goin, Jr. and Harriett Sorrell Goin, was born about 1882.

Birdie Mae Goin, daughter of Pleasant Goin, Jr. and Harriett Sorrell Goin, was born about 1886.

Rachel Goin, daughter of Ralph Goin and Mary A. Goodman Goin, was born in Claiborne County about 1859. She was enumerated in the 1860 census as a one-year-old.

Thomas Goin, son of Pleasant Goin and Isabelle Holton Goin, was born about 1834. He was recorded at age 16 in the 1850 enumeration of his father’s household. He was married Febru-ary 9, 1859 to Martha J. Johnson. She was a daughter of William Johnson and Sarah Jane Faulkner Johnson and a sister to James Preston Johnson, according to the research of Wilma Johnson, a descendant of Verona, Wisconsin. William Johnson died May 10, 1862 at Cumberland Ford, Kentucky during the Civil War. He was a private in Company E, 2nd Tennessee Infantry Regiment, U.S.A.

Sarah Jane Faulkner Johnson was enumerated in 1880 living in the household of Isaac Johnson, her youngest son. Included in the household was his niece, Sarah E. Goin and his nephew, Thomas Goin.

Thomas Goin died July 15, 1862, perhaps in the Civil War.

An unidentified Thomas Goin died in 1927, according to William G. Tharpe, president of Union County Historical Society. Tharpe made a search of Tennessee Valley Authority grave removal records in “Isolated Cemeteries Above Pool Level” to find the reinterment of Thomas Goin. Thomas Goin died at age 75 and was buried in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. On November 21, 1935, his body was removed and reburied in Indian Creek Cemeterey.

Children born to Thomas Goin and Martha J. Johnson Goin are unknown.

Uriah Goin, son of Pleasant Goin and Isabelle Holton Goin, was born about 1836. He appeared in the 1850 census at age 14. He was married about 1853 to Rebecca Goodman, regarded as a sister to Mary A. Goodman. He died in 1854.

Both Uriah Goin and Rebecca Goodman Goin were mentioned in “Abstract Pensions of Claiborne County, Tennessee, The Revolution, War of 1812 and All Wars Prior to 1883” compiled by Annie Walker Burns

“In Old Tazewell” written by Mary Ann Markham, contains a reference to “Mrs. Rebecca Goin” which might apply to Re-becca Goodman Goin:

“Calvin Holland, oldest son of William Holland and grandson of William Holland, Sr, is a very industrious man and follows blacksmithing as a livelihood. He lives at Lone Mountain depot at present. He has been twice married. His former wife was Miss Martha Rose. They divorced, leaving her in care of three sons, William, Alfred and Franklin. Calvin’s second wife was Mary Goins, daughter of Rebecca Goins of Goins Head of Barren. They have raised a large family.”

William Goin, son of Pleasant Goin and Isabelle Holton Goin, was born about 1838. He was recorded at age 12 in the 1850 census of Claiborne County. He was married about 1861 to Mary Jane Souders. He died in 1864.

Children born to William Goin and Mary Jane Souders Goin include:

John Goin born about 1872

John Goin, son of William Goin and Mary Jane Souders Goin was born about 1872.

Children born to him include:

William Dempsey Goin born in 1897

William Dempsey Goin, son of John Goin, was born in 1897 at New Tazewell, Tennessee.

William Parlon Goin bon in 1918

William Parlon Goin, son of William Dempsey Goin, was born in 1918 in Amity, Oregon.

Isaac Goin, son of Pleasant Goin and Isabelle Holton Goin, was born about 1839. He appeared as an 11-year-old in the 1850 census of Claiborne County. His first wife died, and he was remarried about 1862 to Julia Young. He died in 1864. Children born to Isaac Goin and Julia Young Goin are unknown.

Elizabeth Goin, daughter of Pleasant Goin and Isabelle Holton Goin, was born about 1842. She was recorded at age eight in the 1850 census of Claiborne County. She was married about 1866 to Dane E. Miracle.

Timothy Goin, son of Pleasant Goin and Isabelle Holton Goin, was born about 1844 and enumerated at age six in the 1850 census of Claiborne County. He died in 1864, perhaps in the Civil War.

Martha Goin, daughter of Pleasant Goin and Isabell Norell Goin, was born about 1845. She was recorded at age five in the 1850 census.

Lucinda Margaret Goin, daughter of Pleasant Goin and Isabelle Holton Goin, was born about 1848. She appeared as a one-year-old in the 1850 census. She was married about 1866 to S. Gilbert Miracle, regarded as a brother to Dane E. Miracle.

Marlina Jane Goin, daughter of Pleasant Goin and Isabelle Holton Goin, was born September 11, 1849 in Claiborne County, according to Wilma Joyce Gore Locke, a descendant of Portales, New Mexico. She was married June 18, 1868 at Goin, Tennessee to James Preston Johnson, son of William Johnson and Sarah Jane Faulkner Johnson. He was a brother to Martha J. Johnson who was married to Thomas Goin, her brother.

They removed to Van Zandt County, Texas in 1900. He died October 4, 1927 at Wills Point, Texas, and Marlina Jane Goin Johnson died there November 22, 1927 and was buried beside her husband.

Children born to them

William Washington Johnson born in April 1869
Vanda Lee Johnson born about 1873
Isaac Johnson born in January 1877
Anna Johnson born in March 1878
George Howard Johnson born in September 1879
Sarah Isabelle Johnson born about 1880
Marigrette Alifare Johnson born May 15, 1885
Elvin Johnson born in May 1889
Eliza Johnson born in February 1891
Annis Johnson born in May 1893
Angeline Johnson born in November 1894

Marigrette Alifare Johnson, daughter of James Preston Johnson and Marlina Jane Goin Johnson, was born May 15, 1885 in Claiborne County. She was married there about 1900 to E. A. Watson. They removed to Van Zandt County, Texas where the marriage was terminated, according to Wilma Joyce Gore Locke, a granddaughter. She was remarried October 13, 1911 in Bentonville, Arkansas to James Isaac McGee, son of James B. McGee and Phebe Adams McGee. He was born July 7, 1880 in Crawford, Arkansas. He died in Bentonville April 12, 1932.

Marigrette Alifare Johnson Watson McGee was remarried to Leo P. Gilmore February 11, 1943 at Muleshoe, Texas. He was born August 31, 1887. He died April 5, 1961 in Parmer County, Texas. She died November 24, 1965 at Muleshoe.

Children born to James Isaac McGee and Marigrette Alifare Johnson Watson McGee include:

James Isaac McGee born July 14, 1912
Mazel Avis McGee born January 12, 1914
Lionel Edison McGee born March 13, 1915
Phoebe Marlena McGee born April 6, 1917
Edgar Wayne McGee born September 16, 1918
William Howard McGee born October 1, 1921

Mazel Avis McGee, daughter of James Isaac McGee and Mari-grette Alifare Johnson Watson McGee, was born January 12, 1914 at Wills Point, Texas. She was married October 11, 1933 in Benton County, Arkansas to Lester Wayne Gore, son of William Robert Gore and Zeola Lee Kirkpatrick Gore. He was born December 17, 1910 in Wise County, Texas. She died July 14, 1986 at Muleshoe, and he died October 7, 1986 at Farwell, Texas.

Children born to Lester Wayne Gore and Mazel Avis McGee Gore include:

James William Gore born May 23, 1937
Gerald Wayne Gore born Janury 7, 1942
Wilma Joyce Gore born August 27, 1946
Larry Dale Gore born June 19, 1951

Wilma Joyce Gore, daughter of Lester Wayne Gore and Mazel Avis McGee, was born August 27, 1946 in Clovis, New Mex-ico. She was married January 30, 1965 in Muleshoe to Coy Lynn Gabbert, son of Archie Lee Gabbert and Sarah Barthena Carter Gabbert. He was born January 5, 1945 in Amherst, Texas. She was remarried April 3, 1972 to Robert Lee Camp-bell. She was married for the third time May 12, 1983 to Bar-ney Ferris Locke, son of Barney Ferris Locke and Wanda Gwendolyn Gilmore Locke. He was born August 19, 1943 in Terrell, Oklahoma.

Children born to Coy Lynn Gabbert and Wilma Joyce Gore Gabbert include:

Joy Lynette Gabbert born September 19, 1966
Melissa Dianne Gabbert born October 23, 1967

Children born to Barney Ferris Locke and Wilma Joyce Gore Gabbert Campbell Locke include:

Amanda Beth Locke born October 28, 1984

Jefferson Goin, son of Pleasant Goin and Isabelle Holton Goin, was born about 1855.

George Washington Goin, son of Pleasant Goin and Isabelle Holton Goin, was born about 1856. He was married about 1879 to Sarah Wilder. He died January 1, 1947. Children born to George Washington Goin and Sarah Wilder Goin are unknown.

Lucetta Goin, daughter son of Pleasant Goin and Isabelle Holton Goin, was born about 1857. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Richard D. Goin, son of Levi Goin and Elizabeth Stallions Goin, was born about 1810. He was married about 1834 to Elizabeth Ferguson, according to “Claiborne County Histori-cal Society Quarterly,” Volume 9, No. 3. They removed to Loudon, Kentucky in 1850. Richard D. Goin was remarried about 1875, wife’s name Sarah A.

Children born to Richard D. Goin and Elizabeth Ferguson Goin include:

Luther Goin born about 1835 in TN
Rebecca Goin born about 1843 in TN
Lucinda Goin born about 1846 in TN
Mary Jane Goin born about 1849 in TN
William S. Goin born about 1859 in KY

Children born to Richard D. Goin and Sarah Goin include:

Salina J. Goin born about 1877 in KY
Sarah A. Goin born about 1879 in KY

Thomas Goin, son of Levi Goin and Elizabeth Stallions Goin, was born about 1811. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Elijah Goin, son of Levi Goin and Elizabeth Stallions Goin, was born about 1814. He was married about 1837 to Martha Lewis, “the sixth daughter of Fielding Lewis, Sr,” according to “Old Time Tazewell,” a volume written over a period from about 1850 to about 1900 by Mary Ann Markham Hansard which was published in 1979. Fielding Lewis, Sr. was born July 17, 1725, probably in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He was married there May 17, 1750 to Elizabeth “Betty” Washington who was born June 20, 1733 in Westmoreland County. Eleven children were born to them. She was his second wife; he having been married to Catherine Washington who bore him three children. The wives are regarded as sisters.

Fielding Lewis died August 26, 1852 at Tazewell, Tennessee
And was buried in Old Big Barren Church Cemetery which adjoined the church. The site is now at the bottom of Norris Lake, and it is unknown if the graves were moved before the lake was created.

Fielding Lewis, Jr, son of Fielding Lewis, Sr. and Elizabeth “Betty” Washington Lewis, was born February 14, 1751 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He was married about 1774 to Nancy Ann Alexander who was born in Fairfax, Virginia in 1756.

Carol Anne Ledford, of Asheville, North Carolina, a descendant of Elijah Goin, wrote for the Foundation Newsletter an account of difficulties that he encountered by the “nigger and mulatto” label and the action he took against his tormentors:

“Trouble started for Elijah Goin when his daughter, Mary Ann “Polly” Goin was married to William H. “Billy” Mayes May 23, 1853 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. Sterling Mayes, brother to the groom, took exception to the marriage, and one week later was telling everyone that his brother had married a mulatto and that the whole Goin family were mulattos and negroes. Anna Lee Goin, family researcher of Jefferson, Oregon, stated in a letter September 12, 1991 that Sterling Mayes and Elijah Goin were opposing candidates in a Claiborne County election.

Sterling even instructed his children to taunt the Goin children with the mulatto label and promised to protect them in it. By July, the whole county had heard the accusations. Sterling had gone so far as to make up a little song about blacks and mulattos which he sang to the tune of “Old Dan Tucker,” popular jig tune of the day. He even had the nerve to sing the song to Elijah Goin in front of his friends on the main street of Tazewell, the county seat.

Elijah Goin bit his tongue and turned the other cheek, hoping that Sterling would tire of his little game, but the pressure only intensified. In September, Sterling sang his doggerel verses in church. He made his rhymes fit the hymns that were being sung at the camp meeting, an evangelistic meeting held outdoors in a tent. Several rows of worshipers heard the caustic mulatto slurs drowning out the gospel words.

That was the last straw, Elijah Goin filed suit in Circuit Court for slander against Sterling Mayes September 15, 1853, requesting damages of $5,000 and a pig, a monumental sum in those days. The charges were serious and damaging to Elijah Goin who was a schoolteacher and active in community affairs. He had once been elected as constable. It was embarrassing to his family and his friends, and Elijah Goin had to take action before his reputation and standing in the county were destroyed.

Action on the suit was exceedingly slow, with continuous postponements and continuances. It would be five years before a verdict was finally handed down. When the case finally went to court July 26, 1858, the trial lasted 37 court days and involved the testimony of 43 witnesses. Tennessee law required that the loser in a suit pay the court costs and the expense of bringing in the witnesses. The witnesses were paid 25 cents a day for their appearances, and if they travelled over 20 miles, they were paid four cents a mile travel allowance. There were 22 witnesses who had to be in court 27 days of the trial, some traveling as far as 290 miles. Total court costs of the case was $720 with $669 going to the witnesses.

Each of the litigants had to post bond guaranteeing payment of the huge sum. Both were men of substance, but it was a severe obligation. Elijah Goin owned land valued at $1,000, and his personal property was valued at $350. He was 38 years old and married. His wife and six children would suffer severely if the verdict went against the plaintiff. William H. “Billy” Mayes joined his father-in-law in posting the bond.

The “mulatto and negro” charge had serious implications. The Territory Act of 1794 and the Tennessee Constitution of 1796 declared, “all negroes, mulattos and Indians and persons of mixed blood, descended from negro or Indian ancestors to the third generation inclusive, though one ancestor of each generation may have been a white person, whether bond or free, should be held deemed to be incapable in law to be a witness in any case whatsoever, except against each other.”The Act also forbad such persons from obtaining marriage licenses, voting, owning land, paying taxes, making wills, owning slaves or holding office. Their civil rights were denied.

Even in Revolutionary days and in the War of 1812, negroes and mulattos could not serve as soldiers. A few were utilized in non-combatant roles as cooks and teamsters.

Elijah Goin’s 70-year-old father, Levi Goin was enduring great anguish. Elijah Goin had several brothers, uncles and cousins who were undergoing mental duress, not to mention all of the inlaws involved. He took some comfort in the fact his old grandfather, Thomas Goin, Revolutionary soldier and family patriarch of Claiborne County, did not have to undergo the pain and anxiety that the trial brought to the family.

The verdict? Elijah Goin won his slander suit against Sterling Mayes, and the jury awarded him $50 damages, far less than the $5,000 he sought. Sterling Mayes appealed the case to the Tennessee Supreme Court in Knoxville where the Circuit Court’s decision was reversed and remanded. He won the appeal on the grounds that it had long been common knowledge in the community that the Goin family was of mixed blood and that he was not seeking the forfeiture of the civil rights of Elijah Goin.”
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Carol Anne Ledford who was born March 4, 1944 in Monroe, Michigan is a double ninth-generation granddaughter of Thomas Goin. Two of his sons, Levi Goin and Uriah Goin were her eighth-generation grandfathers.
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Elijah Goin, an “illiterate” farmer, appeared as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Claiborne County, page 204, enumerated as:

“Goin, Elijah white male 20-30
white female 20-30
white female 0-5
white male 0-5”

“Elija Goin” was enumerated as the head of Household 1027-626 in the 1850 census of Claiborne County:

“Goin, Elija 36, born in Tennessee
Martha 33, born in Tennessee
Mary A. 12
Hugh H. 11
Sarah E. 8
Fielding 6
William 3
Isabel 1”

Children born to Elijah Goin and Martha Lewis Goin include:

Mary Ann “Polly” Goin born about 1838
Houston H. Goin born about 1839
Sarah E. Goin born about 1842
Fielding Lewis Goin born about 1843
William Preston Goin born September 14, 1846
Isabel Goin born about 1849
Nancy Goin born about 1852

Mary Ann “Polly” Goin, daughter of Elijah Goin and Martha Lewis Goin, was born about 1838 in Claiborne County. She was married in 1853 to William H. “Billy” Mays, son of Thomas Mays, Sr. They owned a farm adjoining that of her brother, William Preston Goin.

Mrs. Markham wrote:

“William H. Mayes was a cabinetmaker and was a good citizen. He was a consistent member of the Baptist Church. They lived happily together until the year 1878, when he died. They had no family. She was married the second time in 1880 to William McNealy of Campbell County, a man of fine property. Mr. McNealy and wife are well situated to live; have an abundance of the necessaries of life to make them comfortable, and are very kind, good citizens.”

Houston H. “Hugh” Goin, son of Elijah Goin and Martha Lewis Goin, was born about 1839 in Claiborne County. He appeared as age 11 in the 1850 census. He was enlisted as a private at age 21 in the Second Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, U.S.A. October 25, 1861 in Claiborne County.

He was captured by the Confederates at Rogersville, Tennessee November 6, 1863, along with his younger brother, Fielding Lewis Goin. He was interned at Belle Island and at Andersonville, Georgia prisoner-of-war camp. He died at the latter September 15, 1864.

Sarah E. Goin, daughter of Elijah Goin and Martha Lewis Goin, was born about 1842 in Claiborne County. She appeared as an eight-year-old in the 1850 census of the county. She was married about 1855 to Thomas Burch, son of William Burch, according to “Old Time Tazewell.” She died about 1865, leaving five children.

Fielding Lewis Goin, son of Elijah Goin and Martha Lewis Goin, was born about 1843. He was enlisted at age 18, in the Second Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, U.S.A, Company E in Claiborne County November 18, 1861. He was promoted to corporal. He was captured November 6, 1863 by the Confederates at Rogersville, Tennessee in 1864 and imprisoned at Richmond, Virginia, according to his military record.

He was admitted to Hospital 21 at Richmond February 27, 1864 and was returned to quarters March 9, 1864. He was paroled at City Point, Virginia April 16, 1864. The Union Army admitted him to Jarvis Hospital at Annapolis, Maryland. Upon release from the hospital, he was then enlisted in the 11th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, U.S.A. He was transferred to Nashville, Tennessee June 20, 1864 and received an honorable discharge. He died at home soon after the Civil War.

His older brother Hugh H. Goin was enlisted in the Second Tennessee Cavalry Regiment a month before Fielding Lewis Goin. They were both captured in Rogersville November 18, 1861. Hugh H. Goin was imprisoned at Belle Island and in Andersonville Prison. Hugh H. Goin died in Andersonville Prison in Georgia November 6, 1863.

William Preston Goin, son of Elijah Goin and Martha Lewis Goin, was born September 14, 1846. He appeared as a three-year-old in the 1850 census. He was married about 1878 to Mary Evelyn King, daughter of Rev. David King, according to “Old Time Tazewell.” She was born December 15, 1855, ac-cording to the 1900 census, and her name was rendered as “Mary A.” in the enumerations. Richard Glenn Bonds suggests that the wife of Rev. David King was Harriett Hollingsworth.

William Preston Goin was listed in the 1880 census of Clai-borne County, Enumeration District 109, page 25, 11th Civil District 11 living in the household of Mary A, Mayes. His family was enumerated as:

“Goin, William P. 36, born in Tennessee
Mary A. 24, born in Tennessee
Lafayette 1, born in Tennessee”

William Preston Goin was enumerated as the head of a house-hold in the 1900 census of Claiborne County, Enumeration Dis-trict 11, page 12, 11th Civil District:

Goin, William P. 53, born in Sept. 1846 in TN
Mary E. 44, born in Dec. 1855 in TN
Audie F. 20, born in June 1879 in TN, son
Susan A. 19, born in April 1881 in TN
Maud A. 16, born in Oct. 1883 in TN
Edgar 14, born in Feb. 1886 in TN
Beatrice O. 12, born in March 1888 in TN
Dellie M. 9, born in July 1890 in TN
Charles M. 5, born in May 1895 in TN”

Mrs. Hansard wrote:

“William P. Goin, Esquire and his wife are members of the Baptist Church at Carr’s Branch. He is clerk of the same. He is a man of fine character and much esteemed by his neighbors. He owns and lives on his father’s old homestead on the road leading from Sandlick to Carr’s Branch Church. They have a family of seven children, three sons and four daughters.”

Sometime after 1900, William Preston Goin removed to Mon-tague County, Texas, according to Richard Glenn Bonds, a de-scendant of Midland, Texas. His date of death is unknown. Mary Evelyn King Goin died March 20, 1931 in Montague County, according to Texas BVD File 16910.

Children born to William Preston Goin and Mary Evelyn King Goin include:

Audie F. Goin born in June 1879
Susan Alice Goin born in April 1881
Maud A. Goin born in October 1883
Edgar H. Goin born in February 1886
Beatrice O. Goin born in March 1888
Della May Goin born in July 1890
Charles M. Goin born in May 1895

Audie F. Goin, son of William Preston Goin and Mary Evelyn King Goin, was born in June 1879. The census enumerator in 1880 recorded his name as “Lafayette.” Of him, Mrs. Hansard wrote, “Audie F. Goin is aged 18, is a youth of fine talents, and is attending school trying to obtain knowledge, and bids fair to fill some high station in life.”

Susan Alice Goin, daughter of William Preston Goin and Mary Evelyn King Goin, was born in April 1881. Of her Mrs. Hansard wrote, “Alice Goin, oldest daughter, aged 15, is a nice girl, sprightly looking.”

Maud A. Goin, daughter of William Preston Goin and Mary Evelyn King Goin, was born in October 1883.

Edgar H. Goin, son of William Preston Goin and Mary Evelyn King Goin, was born in February 1886 in Claiborne County.

Beatrice O. Goin, daughter of William Preston Goin and Mary Evelyn King Goin, was born in March 1888 in Claiborne County.

Della May Goin, daughter of William Preston Goin and Mary Evelyn King Goin, was born in July 1890 in Claiborne County. She appeared as a nine-year-old in the 1900 census enumeration of her father’s household. She accompanied her parents in a move to Montague County, date unknown. She was married there to Richard E. Bonds about 1908. She died there August 31, 1978.

Children born to Richard E. Bonds and Della May Goin Bonds include:

Wilma F. Bonds born about 1910
Nina Lee Bonds born about 1914
Richard Glenn Bonds born about 1920

Charles M. Goin, son of William Preston Goin and Mary Eve-lyn King Goin, was born in May 1895.

Isabel Goin, daughter of Elijah Goin and Martha Lewis Goin, was born about 1859 in Claiborne. She was enumerated there as a one-year-old in the 1850 census. She died at age 15.

Nancy Goin, daughter of Elijah Goin and Martha Lewis Goin, was born about 1852. She died at age 10.

Rachel Goin, daughter of Levi Goin and Elizabeth Stallions Goin, was born Sepember 29, 1816. She was married about 1835 to Phillip Keck who was born in 1816. He died in 1885, according to the research of Chloe S. King of Graham, Texas. She died in 1902 in Claiborne County.

Children born to Phillip Keck and Rachel Goin include:

Henry Keck born in 1838
Eli Keck born in 1840
Sarah Elizabeth Keck born in 1842
Mary Keck born in 1844
Sterling Keck born in 1845
John Harve “Sheriff” Keck born in 1847
William McKendry Keck born in 1849
Anna Keck born in 1851
Elijah Keck born in 1853
Phillip Keck, Jr. born in 1856
Rachel Keck born in 1857
Serena Keck born in 1861
Samuel Keck born about 1865

Sterling Goin, son of Levi Goin and Elizabeth Stallions Goin, was born in Tennessee, probably Claiborne County, in November 1818. “Sturling Gowin” was married October 2, 1839 to Mary Ann Keck, according to Claiborne County Marriage Book 2, page 13. She was the fourth child of John Keck and Anna Ousley Keck and was born in Claiborne County in 1819. Anna Ousley Keck was born in Claiborne County in 1793 and died there April 5, 1868.

Sterling Goin appeared in the 1840 census of Claiborne County, page 216, as the head of a household enumerated as:

“Goin, Sterling white male 20-30
white female 15-20”

They appeared in the 1850 census of Claiborne County as Household 850-597:

“Goin, Sterling 35, born in Tennessee
Mary 25, born in Tennessee
John 10
Anna 10
Rachael 8
James K. P. 6 [James Knox Polk Goin]
Phillip 5
Levi 3
Jasper 3/12”

Beverly J. Ellison Nelson wrote of the difficulties this family had during the Civil War:

“Sterling and Mary Ann’s family was one literally torn apart by the Civil War. After the oldest son John was inducted into the Confederate Army, second son Polk walked over Cumberland Mountain and signed up with the First Tennessee Artillery of the Union Army. He was soon joined by Keck cousins and next younger brother Philip.”

Shortly after the end of the war and safe return of her three sons Mary Ann Keck Goin died at Goin, Tennessee December 23, 1868. She was born in 1823 in Claiborne County, to John Keck, Sr. and Anna Owsley Keck. She had married Sterling Goin in Claiborne County October 2, 1839. Since her sixteenth child, Mary, was born on the same day that she died, it is presumed that Mary Ann’s death was from complications of childbirth. She was buried at Pleasant Point Cemetery.”

Sterling Goin was remarried May 25, 1870 to Dicy Manerva Davis who was born in 1819, according to Alice Louise Goin. Three children were born to her before she died February 6, 1875. She was buried beside the first wife. In May 1875 he was married for the third time to Melvina M. Needham Moyers, widow of Al Moyers.

Sterling Goin appeared as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Claiborne County, Enumeration District 4, page 24, Civil District 12, enumerated as:

“Goin, Sterling 63, born in TN
Melvina 32, born in TN
Catherine 18, born in TN
Grant 11, born in TN
Sherman 8, born in TN
Norvesta 4, born in TN
Edwina 2, born in TN”

He reappeared in the 1900 census of Claiborne County, Enu-meration District 12, page 3, 12th Civil District:

“Goin, Sterling 81, born in Nov. 1818 in TN
Martha M. 51, born in Jan. 1849 in TN, wife
Osker S. 18, born in Jan. 1882 in TN, son”

Nearby was recorded the household of Sterling W. Goin, be-lieved to be his son, in the 1900 census of Claiborne County, Enumeration District 12, page 3, 12th Civil District.

Sterling Goin was mentioned in “Biographical & Genealogi-cal History of Southeastern Nebraska” published in 1904. An article about his son, Phillip Goin, mentioned:

“The father is still living in Tennessee at the advanced age of 85 years of age. His political support has always been given to the Whig and Republican parties. and during the Civil War he was a strong Union man, and many sufferings was he called upon to endure on account of his loyalty to the United States, as he was surrounded on all sides by secessionists.

Sterling Goin grew to manhood in Tennessee and married Miss Mary Keck, also a native of Tennessee by whom he had 16 children, 15 of the number reaching mature years, namely John, James K, Philip, Levi, Jasper, William, Howard, Proctor, Anna, Rachel, Rebecca, Sarah, Charity, Catherine and Mary. After the death of the mother, the father married again, and by his second union had two children, one of whom is now deceased. He has been a third time married and has three more children by that union. Throughout his active life, he has followed farming and is still living in Tennessee at the age of 85 years. He is a faithful member of the Baptist Church and is a supporter of the Republican party. He was a strong Union man during the Civil War and suffered much at the hands of the rebels who took his grain and stock.”

Although Sterling was 31 years older that Melvina, she only outlived him by one year and one month. Sterling died May 10, 1910 and was buried beside his wives. When Melvina died June 20, 1911, she was buried beside Sterling and his other two wives. A picture of Sterling and Melvina appeared in “The People’s History of Claiborne County, Tennessee, 1801-1988.”

Sometime around 1900, Sterling’s children made a list of themselves and then had it printed. The following names and birth dates of the 22 are based on that list. All were born in Claiborne County.

Children born to Sterling Goin and Mary Ann Keck Goin in-clude:

John Burton Goin [twin] born in September 1839
Anna Goin [twin] born in September 1839
Charity Goin born about 1841
Rachel E. Goin born October 7, 1843
Sarah Goin born about 1844
James Knox Polk Goin born April 10, 1845
Phillip Keck Goin born September 15, 1846
Rebecca Goin born about 1847
Levi Goin born July 14, 1848
Jasper Goin born March 6, 1850
Sarah Elizabeth Goin born April 7, 1852
William Houston Goin born September 4, 1854
Tilman Howard Goin born January 21, 1856
Rebecca Goin born March 11, 1858
Proctor Goin born February 20, 1860
Charity Jane Goin born August 15, 1862
Catherine Goin born August 15, 1865
[infant] born about 1866
Mary Goin born December 23, 1868

Children born to Sterling Goin and Dicey M. Davis Goin are believed to include:

Grant Goin born about 1871
Sherman Goin born December 31, 1872
Sterling W. Goin born in February 1873
Dicey Manerva Goin born January 1, 1875

Children born to Sterling Goin and Melvina M. Moyers Goin are believed to include:

Norvesta Goin born April 2, 1876
Edwina Goin born May 15, 1878
Oscar Sterling Goin born January 12, 18812

John Burton Goin, twin son of Sterling Goin and Mary Ann Keck Goin, was born September 1839, according to his 1900 census enumeration. He was recorded at age 10 in his father’s household in the 1850 census. He was married about 1859 to Frances “Fanny” Raney. He died about 1874. Children born to John Burton Goin and Frances “Fanny” Raney Goin are unknown. She was remarried to John R. Williams April 4, 1875, according to Claiborne County marriage records.

Anna Goin, twin daughter of Sterling Goin and Mary Ann Keck Goin, was born September 15, 1841. She was married June 25, 1875 to Martin J. Edwards as his second wife. She died February 26, 1912 in Claiborne County.

Rachel E. Goin, daughter of Sterling Goin and Mary Ann Keck Goin, was born October 7, 1843 in Claiborne County. She was married about 1856 in Kentucky to Marbel Benson Scoggins who was born in 1831 in North Carolina. They removed to Pike County, Indiana in the latter part of 1857. They were living in Crawford County, Indiana about 1865 and in 1868 were back in Pike County. In 1870 they lived in Knox County, Indiana, and two years later they resided in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Rachel E. Goin Scoggins died in 1878 in Edgar County, Illinois.

Children born to them include:

Mary E Scoggins born about 1857
John William Scoggins June 16, 1858
Narcissa Jane Scoggins born in May 1860
Henry Thornton Scoggins born August 24, 1864
Calvin Cornelius Scoggins born about 1865
Louisa Scoggins born November 7, 1868
Frances Sarah Scoggins born February 15, 1870
Sue Ella Scoggins born Mar 20, 1872
Marbel Benson Scoggins, Jr. born July 14, 1874

Mary E. Scoggins, daughter of Marbel Benson Scoggins and Rachel E. Goin Scoggins, was born about 1857 in Kentucky.

John William Scoggins, son of Marbel Benson Scoggins and Rachel E. Goin Scoggins, was born June 16, 1858 in Pike County, Indiana.

Narcissa Jane Scoggins, daughter of Marbel Benson Scoggins and Rachel E. Goin Scoggins, was born in May 1860 in Pike County.

Henry Thornton Scoggins, son of Marbel Benson Scoggins and Rachel E. Goin Scoggins, was born August 24, 1864 in Indiana.

Calvin Cornelius Scoggins, son of Marbel Benson Scoggins and Rachel E. Goin Scoggins, was born about 1865 in Crawford County, Indiana.

Louisa Scoggins, daughter of Marbel Benson Scoggins and Rachel E. Goin Scoggins, was born November 17, 1868 in Pike Co, Indiana.

Frances Sarah Scoggins, daughter of Marbel Benson Scoggins and Rachel E. Goin Scoggins, was born February 15k, 1870 Knox Co, Indiana.

Sue Ella Scoggins, daughter of Marbel Benson Scoggins and Rachel E. Goin Scoggins, was born March 20, 1872 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky.

Marbel Benson Scoggins, Jr, son of Marbel Benson Scoggins and Rachel E. Goin Scoggins, was born July 14, 1874 in Rockcastle County. He was married about 1897 to Laura Belle “Loretta” Berry who was born November 23, 1879 in McKean County, Illinois to Samuel Sylvester Berry and Emma Jane Barrett Berry. They lived in Edgar County, Illinois until about 1904 and appeared in Pond Creek, Oklahoma in January 1905. In 1909 they lived near Hooker, Oklahoma.

Children born to them include:

Kenneth William Scoggins born May 11, 1899
Rae Marie Scoggins born October 28, 1900
John Henry Scoggins born May 16, 1902
Rachael Elizabeth Scoggins born January 24, 1905
Sylvia Mae Scoggins born June 3, 1906
Earl Edwin Scoggins born Sept. 28, 1909
Claude Marbel Benson Scoggins born October 2, 1910
Jesse Denver Scoggins born May 6, 1915
Orville Floyd Scoggins born April 25, 1918
Bernice Lorraine Scoggins born Sept. 18, 1920

Kenneth William Scoggins, son of Marbel Benson Scoggins, Jr. and Laura Belle “Loretta” Berry Scoggins, was born May 11, 1899 in Edgar County, Illinois.

Rae Marie Scoggins, daughter of Marbel Benson Scoggins, Jr. and Laura Belle “Loretta” Berry Scoggins, was born October 28, 1900 at Paris, Illinois in Edgar County.

John Henry Scoggins, son of Marbel Benson Scoggins, Jr. and Laura Belle “Loretta” Berry Scoggins, was born May 16, 1902.

Rachael Elizabeth Scoggins, daughter of Marbel Benson Scoggins, Jr. and Laura Belle “Loretta” Berry Scoggins, was born January 24, 1905.

Sylvia Mae Scoggins, daughter of Marbel Benson Scoggins, Jr. and Laura Belle “Loretta” Berry Scoggins, was born June 3, 1906 at Pond Creek, Oklahoma.

Earl Edwin Scoggins, son of Marbel Benson Scoggins, Jr. and Laura Belle “Loretta” Berry Scoggins, was born September 28, 1909 at Hooker, Oklahoma in Texas County. He was married March 5, 1932 to Mary Evaline Dickey who was born May 13, 1915 in Wayne County, Illinois to Charlie Dickey and Eunice Edna Warren Dickey. In 1932 they lived in Hamilton County, Kansas, and in 1936 they lived at St. Louis, Missouri.

Children born to them include:

Edwin Eugene Scoggins born December 30, 1932
Jesse Allen Scoggins born August 7, 1936

Claude Marbel Benson Scoggins, son of Marbel Benson Scoggins, Jr. and Laura Belle “Loretta” Berry Scoggins, was born October 2, 1910 at Hooker, Oklahoma.

Jesse Denver Scoggins, son of Marbel Benson Scoggins, Jr. and Laura Belle “Loretta” Berry Scoggins, was born May 6, 1915 at Hooker.

Orville Floyd Scoggins, son of Marbel Benson Scoggins, Jr. and Laura Belle “Loretta” Berry Scoggins, was born April 25, 1928 at Hooker.

Bernice Lorainne Scoggins, daughter of Marbel Benson Scoggins, Jr. and Laura Belle “Loretta” Berry Scoggins, was born September 18, 1920 at Hooker.

Sarah Goin, daughter of Sterling Goin and Mary Ann Keck Goin, was born about 1844.

James Knox Polk Goin, son of Sterling Goin and Mary Ann Keck Goin, was born April 10, 1845 in Claiborne County. During the Civil War, he served in the Union Army, according to “Biographical & Genealogical History of Southeastern Nebraska” published in 1904. The article stated:

“For over one-third of a century, James K. Goin has made his home in Gage County, Nebraska, and he has aided materially in the growth and development of Island Grove Township, which is his place of residence. He was born in Claiborne County, Tennessee on the tenth of April, 1845 and belongs to an old Southern family of English and Scotch extraction that was founded in Tennessee in an early day in its history. His grandfather, Levi Goin was a native of Virginia, but the greater part of his life was passed in Tennessee where our subject’s father, Sterling Goin was born in 1818.

James K. Goins was reared in much the usual manner of farmer boys of his day, and early became familiar with all the duties which wall to the lot of the agriculturist. His education was acquired in the common schools of his native state. When the country became involved in Civil War, he resolved to strike a blow in the defense of the Union cause and on the first of May, 1863, at Crab Orchard, Kentucky he enlisted in the First Tennessee Light Artillery under the command of Capt. Beebe and Col. Crawford. He took part in the Battle of Russellville, Kentucky, Loudon, Tennessee and Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, being stationed at the latter place for some time. When hostilities had ceased, he was honorably discharged at Nashville on the 20th of July, 1865.

At the age of 21 years Mr. Goin led to the marriage altar Miss Elizabeth Ann McVey who was also born, reared and educated in Claiborne County, Tennessee, and their union has been blessed by 11 children, those still living.being Josephine, Lewis, Philip, Margaret A, Eli, Della, Nellie, Lulu and Ethel. Levi and Maud are both deceased.

In 1869 Mr. Goin brought his family to Nebraska and settled on a farm west of Liberty in Gage County. In 1882 he purchased one hundred and sixty acres of rich bottom land which he has converted into a fine farm, having erected thereon a good comfortable residence at a cost of $1,400 and a barn at a cost of $800. He has an orchard and a grove upon his place, and a stream of running water adds to its beauty. Like his father, Mr. Goin in unswerving in his allegiance to the Republican Party and its principles, and he is an active church worker, serving as deacon of the Goodhope Baptist Church to which he belongs. His support is never withheld from any enterprise which he believes calculated to promote the moral, educational or social welfare of the community in which he lives, and he is recognized as a valued and useful citizen.”

James Knox Polk Goin was married December 7, 1865 to Eliz-abeth Ann McVey, according to a letter written October 30, 1994 by Beverly J. Nelson Ellison, a great-granddaughter of Littleton, Colorado. Elizabeth Ann McVey was a daughter of James McVey and Nancy Killion McVey and a granddaughter of William Killion and Ann Elizabeth Coleman Killion of Claiborne County. They moved to Nebraska in 1869. There he `homesteaded 160 acres under the Homestead Act of 1862. In 1872 he completed the requirements to receive the patent for his land.

Beverly J. Nelson Ellison gave some details of the life of her ancestor:

“In the statement of proof required by the government his witnesses were his brother Philip Goin and fellow Claiborne County native, Jonathan Sharp. They testified that he had built a house of lumber 15×19 feet with three doors and 2 windows and a shingled roof. Also noted were a stable and an acre of trees as well as the original log cabin 9×12 feet. This couple has been recognized by the State of Nebraska and the Nebraska State Genealogical Society as one of the Pioneer Families of Nebraska.

That first home of logs stood on that land until after 1950. Its size was prescribed by the tallest trees growing along the creek. There was one door in the front. Polk kept the old cabin in repair over the years and used it as a woodshed. According to his granddaughter, Hazel Conover Ellison who took her daughter, this writer, to visit the cabin about 1947, Polk reminded his family to look at the cabin and remember how they started their new lives in the West.

To claim homestead land Polk had to prove his loyalty to the Union during the Civil War. Included in his homestead file is a transcript furnished by the War Department at Nashville, Tennessee. Besides acknowledging his enrollment in Company B, First Regiment of Light Artillery, Tennessee Volunteers May 1, 1863, it lists his discharge as 20 July 1865 at Nashville, In ad-dition his description at age 18 was given as “five feet eight inches high, light complexion, blue eyes, light hair and by occupation when enrolled a farmer.”

After Polk enlisted at Nicklesville, Kentucky, he saw action in the Battle of Wildcat, Kentucky and the Battle of Cumberland Gap. He told his grandson Marvin Elli-son with whom he shared his home during the last years of his life that he got up that May 1st morning and just acted as if he were heading for the fields. Instead, he headed for Kentucky. Although he never mentioned his older brother’s Confederate service, some family members maintain that he joined the Northern army in response to the forced enlistment of his brother, John Goin.

At one point the Confederacy was forcibly enrolling the oldest son from each family in pro-Union East Tennessee. After escaping a Confederate group intent on conscripting them into the Confederate cause, his Keck cousins joined him in Kentucky as did his brother, Philip. Years later they also joined him in Nebraska. Polk’s service on behalf of the Union was rewarded with Civil War Pension No. 39685.

In 1915 the Bureau of Pensions requested from each pensioner personal information including data about the spouse and the children. From that list and the records of the Liberty Cemetery and individual family members a list of the children of Polk and Elizabeth Ann has been assembled.

During his early years at Liberty, Polk joined others of the numerous families from Claiborne County in forming the Good Hope Baptist Church. This large group of pioneers was linked by blood, marriage and religion as exemplified by their bringing their own preacher-teacher from Tennessee. Peter Bolinger, the minister, was the brother of Eleander Bolinger, wife of Philip Goin. Families who would continue to intermarry in Nebraska included the Cains, Johnsons, Sharps, Lynches and this writer’s paternal group, the Ellisons. Polk also carried on another family tradition by serving in Gage County in 1904 as Justice of the Peace.

Some years after Elizabeth Ann’s death in 1915, Polk sold his farm at Liberty and moved to Beatrice where his house still stands. His last three years were spent under the care of his redhaired granddaughter, Hazel Conover Ellison, this writer’s mother. Among the treasured mementos of the family are three mini-balls from the Civil War. The location of Polk’s family bible is not known. As late as 1950, it was with a daughter in Colorado Springs when Hazel Ellison copied a record of his Civil War service from it. Hopefully, it still exists and all data will be preserved.”

He died December 26, 1934 at Beatrice, Nebraska.

Children born to James Knox Polk Goin and Elizabeth Ann McVey Goin include:

Josephine Goin born December 11. 1867
Levi Goin born April 28, 1870
William Louis Goin born February 19, 1872
Phillip Goin born November 4, 1873
Margaret Ann Goin born October 27, 1875
Eli Goin born October 10, 1877
Etta Della Goin born December 22, 1879
Eleanor “Nellie” Goin born June 28, 1882
Maud Goin born April 10, 1885
Lula Bell Goin born February 6, 1889
Ethel Eldora Goin born November 10, 1891

Josephine Goin, daughter of James Knox Polk Goin and Eliza-beth Ann McVey Goin, was born December 11, 1867 at Tazewell. She was married to Harry Saddler.

Levi Goin, son of James Knox Polk Goin and Elizabeth Ann McVey Goin, was born April 28, 1870 at Liberty, Nebraska. He died there July 24, 1871.

William Louis Goin, son of James Knox Polk Goin and Eliza-beth Ann McVey Goin, was born February 19, 1872 at Liberty. He was married to Ada Mitchell. He died about 1950 at St. Helens, Oregon.

Phillip Goin, son of James Knox Polk Goin and Elizabeth Ann McVey Goin, was born November 4, 1873 at Liberty. He was married October 21, 1900 to Silby Norris. He died September 6, 1925 and was buried in Liberty Cemetery.

Margaret Ann Goin, daughter of James Knox Polk Goin and Elizabeth Ann McVey Goin, was born October 27, 1875 at Liberty, Nebraska in Gage County. She was married there September 25, 1892 to John Frank Heaston, son of John Heaston and Mariah Field Heaston, according to the research of Beverly Zuerlein. He was born October 28, 1868 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He died May 10, 1966 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She died April 25, 1971 at Colorado Springs.

Children born to them include:

Grace Mae Heaston born July 14, 1895

Grace Mae Heaston, daughter of John Frank Heaston and Margaret Ann Going Heaston, was born July 14, 1895 in Brighton, Missouri. She was married June 11, 1913 to Thomas Earl Hart who was born January 28, 1890 in Johnson County, Nebraska to Nehemiah Hart and Susan Jane Harrington Hart. He died October 11, 1946 in Liberty, Nebraska. She died June 10, 1986 in Beatrice, Nebraska.

Children born to them include:

Kenneth Everett Hart born May 10, 1918

Kenneth Everett Hart, son of Thomas Earl Hart and Grace Mae Heaston Hart, was born May 10, 1918 in Liberty. He was married October 24, 1940 to Pauline Miller who was born February 16, 1922 in Colorado.

Children born to them include:

Sharon June Hart born about 1941
Catherine Eileen Hart born November 22, 1942

Eli Goin, son of James Knox Polk Goin and Elizabeth Ann McVey Goin, was born October 10, 1877 at Liberty. He was married to Cora Heath.

Etta Della Goin, daughter of James Knox Polk Goin and Eliza-beth Ann McVey Goin, was born December 22, 1879 at Lib-erty. She was married January 16, 1897 at Marysville, Kansas to Virgil Moses Conover. Later she was remarried to Lee Dickerson of Sterling, Colorado. She died December 29, 1940.

Eleanor “Nellie” Goin, daughter of James Knox Polk Goin and Elizabeth Ann McVey Goin, was born June 28, 1882 at Liberty. She was married to Robert Gregory. She died August 16, 1978.

Maud Goin, daughter of James Knox Polk Goin and Elizabeth Ann McVey Goin, was born at Liberty April 10, 1885. She died two years later March 1, 1887.

Lula Bell Goin, daughter of James Knox Polk Goin and Eliza-beth Ann McVey Goin, was born February 6, 1889 at Liberty. She was married to George Kiechel. She died March 3, 1926.

Ethel Eldora Goin, daughter of James Knox Polk Goin and Elizabeth Ann McVey Goin, was born November 10, 1891 at Liberty. She died May 5, 1923 unmarried at Denver, Colorado.

Philip Keck Goin, son of Sterling Goin and Mary Ann Keck Goin, was born September 15, 1846 in Claiborne County. He was married there September 22, 1866 to Elendear Bolinger. She was born February 7, 1847. They moved to Nebraska in 1869.

“Phillip Goings” appeared as the head of a house­hold in the 1880 census of Pawnee County Nebraska, Enumeration District 254, Page 12, Plum Creek Township:

“Goings, Phillip 33, born in Tennessee
Ellender 32, born in Tennessee
James Sterling 12, born in Tennessee
Florence M. 8, born in Nebraska
Emeline 6, born in Nebraska
Tilda 4, born in Nebraska
Hugh 2, born in Nebraska
Proctor 1/12, born in Nebraska
Goings, Proctor 20, born in TN, brother

She died there December 14, 1887, and he died at Liberty, Nebraska September 27, 1924. Alice Louise Goin wrote that he died in Bruce, Wisconsin in Rusk County.

He was featured in “Biographical & Genealogical History of Southeastern Nebraska:”

“Phillip Goin, who was one of the defenders of the Union cause during the dark days of tho rebellion, is now a prominent and successful farmer of Gage County, Nebraska, his home being in Island Grove Township. He came to this state in 1869 and therefore witnessed almost its entire development and upbuilding, in the work of which he has borne an important part as an agriculturist.

Mr. Goin was born in Claiborne County, Tennessee and is a worthy representative of a prominent old family of that locality, his paternal grandfather being Levi Goin, of Tennessee. His parents, Sterling and Mary Keck Goin, were natives of the same state. The latter died in 1868 at age of 45 years. She was a loving wife, a tender mother, and a kind neighbor, and was withal a true southern woman in the best sense of that term. The father is still living in Tennessee at the advanced age of 104 years. His occupation being a farmer, his political support has always been given to the Whig and Republican parties, and during tho Civil war, he was a strong Union man, and many sufferings was he called upon to endure on account of his loyalty to the United States, as he was surrounded on all sides by secessionists. In his family were sixteen children, seventeen of whom reached man-hood and womanhood. James K. Goin, one of the num-ber, who was a Union soldier in the Civil War, is now living in Island Grove Township, Gage County, Nebraska; Proctor is also a resident of this county; and one [Tilman Howard Goin] lives in Marshall county, Kansas. All of the others, with the exception of our subject, still make their home in the south.

Upon the home farm Phillip Goin passed the days of his boyhood and youth, and he received a limited education in the schools of Tennessee, but his time was mainly de-voted to the labors of the farm. On the 30th of October. 1864, at the age of eighteen years, he joined the boys in blue of Company B, First Tennessee Light Artillery, and was under the command of Capt, Beebe and Col. Craw-ford. He was in the Battle of Ball’s Bridge, Virginia, and in the engagements at Cumberland Gap and Strawberry Plains, together with others of lesser importance in Tennessee and Virginia. At the close of the war, he re-ceived an honorable discharge at Nashville, July 20, 1865, and returned home with a fine military record for so young a man, being not quite nineteen years of age.

In 1868 [1866] Mr. Goin was united in marriage to Miss Elinor Bolinger, and a year later they came to Nebraska, locating in Pawnee County. where she died in 1888, loved and respected by all who knew her for her sterling worth and many excellent traits of character. Besides her husband, nine children were left to mourn her loss, namely, Sterling, Florence M, Emmeline, Matilda, Hugh, Proctor, Lionel, Andrew and Clyde.

Mr. Goin now owns an excellent farm of four hundred and fifty acres of rich bottom land in Island Grove Township, Gage County, conveniently located one mile east of Liberty. The place is under a high state of culti-vation and is improved with good and substantial buildings, which stand as monuments to his thrift and enterprise. In connection with general farming, Mr. Goin carries on stock raising to some extent. He is a man of excellent business ability and thoroughly reli-able, his word being considered as good as his bond.

True to the principles for which he fought, he continues to support the Republican party, and he is a prominent member of Barry Post, G. A. R., in which he is serving as senior vice commander. He is also a member of the Masonic fraternity.”

Phillip Keck Goin, “a grandson of Levi Goin,” wrote a “biographical sketch of his grandfather in 1889 which was published in “Portrait and Biographical Album of Johnson and Pawnee Counties, Nebraska.” In the article Phillip Keck Goin stated that his grandfather died in 1863 at the age of 85 and was the father of 12 children.

Children born to Phillip Keck Goin and Elinor/Elendear Bolinger Goin include:

James Sterling Goin November 8, 1867
Esau Goin born December 13, 1869
Florence M. Goin born August 24, 1871
Emmeline Goin born April 22, 1874
Matilda Goin born February 7, 1876
Hugh Goin born August 23, 1877
Irving Goin born January 7, 1879
Proctor Goin born June 5, 1880
Andrew “Dan” Goin born April 1, 1882
Lionel Goin born May 27, 1884
Victor Goin born February 17, 1886
Clyde Goin born December 7, 1887

James Sterling Goin, son of Phillip Keck Goin and Elinor Bolinger Goin, was born November 8, 1867 in Tennessee. He was married December 31, 1889 in Pawnee County, Nebraska to Corah Bertha Johnston who was born in Missouri February 6, 1870 to Green Johnston and Martha Blair Johnston, accord-ing to Alice Louise Goin, a great-granddaughter. Corah Bertha Johnston Goin died in Boise, Idaho May 16, 1911. He died June 20, 1924 in Pendleton, Oregon.

Children born to James Sterling Goin and Corah Bertha John-ston Goin include:

John Robert “Jack” Goin born October 9, 1890
Georgia Fay Goin born October 30, 1892
Sterling Everett Goin born May 17, 1895
Claude DeRoy Goin born January 16, 1896
Phillip Hugh Goin born January 9, 1907

John Robert “Jack” Goin, son of James Sterling Goin and Corah Bertha Johnston Goin, was born October 9, 1890 in Gage County, Nebraska.. He was married about June 9, 1918 to Rose Ellen Rhodes at Boise. She died May 27, 1932, and he died July 19, 1937 in Los Angeles, California.

Children born to John Robert “Jack” Goin and Rose Ellen Rhodes Goin include:

Bertha Marie Bette Goin born April 2, 1919
Darlene Zoe Goin born February 11, 1925

Bertha Marie Bette Goin, daughter of John Robert “Jack” Goin and Rose Ellen Rhodes Goin, was born April 2, 1919 at Boise. She was married about 1939 to Joseph Mernik. She died in San Diego, California December 18, 1982.

Darlene Zoe Goin, daughter of John Robert “Jack” Goin and Rose Ellen Rhodes Goin, was born February 11, 1925 at Pendleton, Oregon. She was married July 26, 1947 in Portland, Oregon to Marion Otis Greener.

Georgia Fay Goin, daughter of James Sterling Goin and Corah Bertha Johnston Goin, was born October 30, 1892 in Pawnee County, Nebraska. She was married August 22, 1911 in Boise, Idaho to George B. Thomas. She died there January 3, 1919, and he died in 1944.

Children born to them include:

George B. Thomas, Jr. born about 1914

Sterling Everett Goin, son of James Sterling Goin and Corah Bertha Johnston Goin, was born May 17, 1895 in Oklahoma. He was married April 15, 1915 in Boise to Gladys Laurel Call-away who was born April 12, 1898 in Caldwell, Idaho to William Thomas Callaway and Martha Marylin Cleek Callaway. He died there October 20, 1943, and she was remarried to Frank Lovejoy. She died in 1985.

Children born to Sterling Everett Goin and Gladys Laurel Callaway Goin include:

Mona Faye Goin born October 12, 1915
Clarence Paul Goin born November 18, 1918
James Halley Goin born June 16, 1921
Shirley Delorece Goin born December 28, 1923
Frank Lyle Goin born August 24, 1926
Gene Darlene Goin born August 24, 1928
Joy LaVonne Goin born September 5, 1930
Donna Lou Goin born January 3, 1934

Mona Faye Goin, daughter of Sterling Everett Goin and Gladys Laurel Callaway Goin, was born about 1919. She fell in love with George Hartman about 1932. She died March 1, 1956.

Children born to them include:

Max Hartman born about 1934
Shirley Hartman born about 1936
Lyle “Manny” Hartman born about 1938

Clarence Paul Goin, son of Sterling Everett Goin and Gladys Laurel Callaway Goin, was born November 18, 1918 in Nampa, Idaho. He was married about 1946 to Phyllis Smith.

James Halley Goin, son of Sterling Everett Goin and Gladys Laurel Callaway Goin, was June 16, 1921 in Nampa, Idaho. He died there February 28, 1967.

Shirley Delorece Goin, daughter of Sterling Everett Goin and Gladys Laurel Callaway Goin, was born December 28, 1923 in Caldwell, Idaho. She was married October 12, 1947 in Santa Monica, Californiato Ted C. Owens who was born in 1919. He died in 1994.

Children born to them include:

Sandra Lee Owens born about 1941
Robert Paul Owens born about 1944
Roseannette Owens born about 1950

Sandra Lee Owens, daughter of Ted C. Owens and Shirley De-loreece Goin Owens, was born about 1941. She was married in 1960 to James Rodney Burgess who was born in 1940.
Children born to them include:

Michael James Burgess born about 1964
Darryl Allen Burgess born about 1966
Scott Everett Burgess born about 1972

Robert Paul Owens, son of Ted C. Owens and Shirley De-loreece Goin Owens, was born about 1944. He was married about 1967 to Kathy Brown. Later he was remarried twice more.

Children born to them include:

Robert Paul Owens, Jr. born about 1966
Dawn Marie Owens born about 1969
Jason Eric Owens born about 1973
Jessie Rae Owens born about 1975
Jill Ashley Owens born about 1978

Roseannette Owens, daughter of Ted C. Owens and Shirley Deloreece Goin Owens, was born about 1950. She was married about 1969 to John Redd who was born about 1939.

Children born to them include:

Paula Jean Redd born about 1970

Frank Lyle Goin, son of Sterling Everett Goin and Gladys Laurel Callaway Goin, was born August 24, 1926 in Nampa. He was married October 12, 1947 to Betty Oppellman who was born in 1929. Betty Oppellman Goin died October 12, 1987. Later he was remarried to Jane Chase.

No children were born to Frank Lyle Goin and Janet Chase Goin. Children born to Frank Lyle Goin and Betty Oppelland Goin include:

Debra Jane Goin born about 1952
Cheryl Dianne “Karen” Goin born about 1955

Debra Jane Goin, daughter of Frank Lyle Goin and Betty Op-pelland Goin, was born about 1952. She was married in 1991 to Mike Bergin. In 1995 they lived in Paso Robles where she, a member of Gowen Research Foundation, was active in the research of Thomas Goin and descendants.

Cheryl Dianne Goin, daughter of Frank Lyle Goin and Betty Oppelland Goin, was born about 1955.

Gene Darlene Goin, son of Sterling Everett Goin and Gladys Laurel Callaway Goin, was born August 24, 1928 in Nampa. He was married there February 5, 1950 to Marian Louise Crowther who was born about 1930. He died March 9, 1987 in Ontario, Oregon.

Children born to Gene Darlene Goin and Marian Louise Crowther Goin include:

Kim Douglas Goin born about 1952
Tamara Louise Goin born about 1957

Kim Douglas Goin, son of Gene Darlene Goin and Marian Louise Crowther Goin, was born about 1952. He was married about 1986 to Chris Helen Buss who was born about 1959.

Children born to Kim Douglas Goin and Chris Helen Buss Goin include:

Corina Faith Goin born about 1987
Angela Hope Goin born about 1990

Tamara Louise Goin, daughter of Gene Darlene Goin and Mar-ian Louise Crowther Goin, was born about 1957. She was married in 1987 to David George Stone who was born about 1953. She, a member of the Foundation, is actively researching her Goin family and has contributed much of the data for this section.

Children born to them include:

Samantha Jean Stone born about 1988

Joy LaVonne Goin, daughter of Sterling Everett Goin and Gladys Laurel Callaway Goin, was born September 5, 1930 in Nampa. She was married about 1949 to Harry Poor. She died March 1, 1968.

Children born to them include:

Walter Poor born about 1950
Harry Poor born about 1951
Mary Poor born about 1954
Gladys Jean Poor born about 1957

Donna Lou Goin, daughter of Sterling Everett Goin and Gladys Laurel Callaway Goin, was born January 3, 1934. She was married about 1953, husband’s name unknown. Later she was married twice more. Seven children were born to them.

Claude DeRoy Goin, son of James Sterling Goin and Corah Bertha Johnston Goin, was born January 16, 1896 in Blackwell, Oklahoma. He was married November 12, 1921 to Permeal Effie Hammer, daughter of William Franklin Hammer and Effie Luella Peacock Hammer. Claude DeRoy Goin died July 9, 1952 in Blackfoot, Idaho, and she died in Boise July 31, 1976.

Children born to Claude DeRoy Goin and Permeal Hammer Goin include:

Virginia Fay Goin born August 12, 1922
Howard Roy Goin born February 13, 1925
Alice Louise Goin born December 8, 1927
Margaret Beryl Goin born January 6, 1929

Virginia Fay Goin, daughter of Claude DeRoy Goin and Per-meal Effie Hammer Goin, was born August 11, 1922 in Boise. She was married about 1943 to James Casselman.

Children born to them include:

Katherine N. Casselman born about 1951
Patrick Casselman born about 1957

Howard Roy Goin, son of Claude DeRoy Goin and Permeal Effie Hammer Goin, was born February 13, 1925 in Boise. He died the following day.

Alice Louise Goin, daughter of Claude DeRoy Goin and Per-meal Effie Hammer Goin, was born December 8, 1927 in Boise. She, a member of the Foundation, was active in the study of her Goin family in July 1996.

Margaret Beryl Goin, daughter of Claude DeRoy Goin and Permeal Effie Hammer Goin, was born January 6, 929 in Boise. She was married in 1949 to Robert E. Pratt who was born in 1924. He died in June 1972. Later she was remarried to Harley Miller.

Children born to her include:

Steven Edward Pratt born about 1950
Loren W. Pratt born about 1952

Phillip Hugh Goin, son of James Sterling Goin and Corah Bertha Johnston Goin, was born January 9, 1907 in Wisconsin. He was married about 1930, wife’s name Yvonne, and it is be-lieved that they were later divorced after the birth of a son and a daughter.

Esau Goin, son of Phillip Keck Goin and Elinor/Elendear Bolinger Goin, was born December 13, 1969 in Nebraska. He died there November 27, 1871.

Florence M. Goin, daughter of Phillip Keck Goin and Elinor/Elendear Bolinger Goin, was born August 24, 1871

Emmeline Goin, daughter of Phillip Keck Goin and Elinor/Elendear Bolinger Goin, was born April 22, 1874.

Matilda Goin, daughter of Phillip Keck Goin and Elinor/Elendear Bolinger Goin, was born February 7, 1876.

Hugh Goin, son of Phillip Keck Goin and Elinor/Elendear Bolinger Goin, was born August 23, 1877.

Irving Goin, son of Phillip Keck Goin and Elinor/Elendear Bolinger Goin, was born January 7, 1879 in Nebraska. He died February 27, 1879.

Proctor Goin, son of Phillip Keck Goin and Elinor/Elendear Bolinger Goin, was born June 5, 1880.

Andrew “Dan” Goin, son of Phillip Keck Goin and Elinor/Elendear Bolinger Goin, was born April 1, 1882 at Liberty, Nebraska. He was married June 28, 1905 to Isa Frances Dotson. He died in 1966.

Children born to Andrew Goin and Isa Frances Dot-son Goin include:

Violet Isa Goin born February 27, 1924

Lionel Goin, son of Phillip Keck Goin and Elinor/Elendear Bolinger Goin, was born May 27, 1884.

Victor Goin, son of Phillip Keck Goin and Elinor/Elendear Bolinger Goin, was born in Nebraska February 17, 1886. He died January 1, 1887.

Clyde Goin, of Phillip Keck Goin and Elinor/Elendear Bolinger Goin, was born December 7, 1887.

Rebecca Goin, daughter of Sterling Goin and Mary Ann Keck Goin, was born about 1847.

Levi Goin, son of Sterling Goin and Mary Ann Keck Goin, was born July 24, 1848. He was married March 14, 1872 to Sarah Elizabeth “Lizzie” Life. They moved by wagontrain to Marshall County, Kansas.

Levi Goin, a Tennesseean, appeared in 1880 in the Franklin Township of Marshall County, Kansas as the head of a house-hold:

“Goin Levi 31, born in Tennessee
Sarah 25, born in Indiana
Oscar 7, born in Kansas
Martin 5, born in Kansas
William H. 6/12, born in Kansas
Goin, Mary 11, born in TN, sister
to householder”

In 1903 he was a farmer in Marshall County, according to arti-cles describing his brothers in “Biographical & Genealogical History of Southeastern Nebraska.” He died May 5, 1936 in Cheney, Washington.

Children born to Levi Goin and Sarah Elizabeth “Lizzie”. Life Goin include:

Oscar Goin born about 1873
Martin Goin ” born about 1875
William H. Goin born in 1880

Jasper Goin, son of Sterling Goin and Mary Ann Keck Goin, was born March 6, 1850 in Claiborne County. He appeared in the 1850 census at age three months. He was married Novem-ber 17, 1872 to Rachel Hunter. He died August 30, 1933 at Gem, Kansas.

Jasper Goin was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Claiborne County, Enumeration District 110, page 16, Civil District 12, enumerated as:

“Goin, Jasper 31, born in TN
Rachel 32, born in TN
Easter C. 6, born in TN
Levi J. 5, born in TN
Barbary A. 3, born in TN
Catherine J. 2, born in TN
[daughter] 1/12, born in TN”

Children born to Jasper Goin and Rachel Hunter Goin include:

Esther C. Goin born about 1874
Levi J. Goin born about 1875
Barbara A. Goin born about 1877
Catherine J. Goin born about 1878
[daughter] born in 1880

Sarah Elizabeth Goin, daughter of Sterling Goin and Mary Ann Keck Goin, was born about 1852. She was married about 1872 to Aaron Jacob Francisco who was born in 1845.

William Houston Goin, son of Sterling Goin and Mary Ann Keck Goin, was born September 4, 1854. He was married November 23, 1872 in Claiborne County to Louisa Mayes. He died April 3, 1891 at Princeton, Missouri in Mercer County. Children born to William Houston Goin and Louisa Mayes Goin are unknown.

Tilman Howard Goin, son of Sterling Goin and Mary Ann Keck Goin, was born January 21, 1856. He was married September 9, 1880 in Marshall County, Kansas to Mary Jane Day. Later he was remarried to Lola May. He died May 23, 1931 in Maury County, Tennessee. Children born to Tilman Howard Goin, Mary Jane Day Goin and Lola May Goin are unknown.

Rebecca Goin, daughter of Sterling Goin and Mary Ann Keck Goin, was born March 11, 1858. She was married to Joe Mes-sick about 1880. She died in 1905.

Proctor Goin, son of Sterling Goin and Mary Ann Keck Goin, was born in Claiborne County February 20, 1860, according to the research of Lynn Timmerman Goin, a great-grandson of Tucson, Arizona. He was married November 3, 1881 in Pawnee County, Nebraska to Emeline Ellison who was also born in Claiborne County, Tennessee. She was the daughter of McKindred Ellison and Nancy Lynch Ellison. Proctor Goin came to Nebraska in an overland wagontrain with Keck cousins in the following year. They lived at Liberty, Nebraska in Gage County near the southeastern corner of the state. He was influenced to Nebraska by two brothers, James Knox Polk Goin and Philip Keck Goin who had preceded him there. Emaline Ellison Goin died there December 24, 1940, and he died there June 16, 1946. Proctor also owned land in Canada. His descendants still lived in Gage County, Nebraska in 1995.

Children born to them include:

Arthur Goin born November 29, 1882

Arthur Goin, son of Proctor Goin and Emaline Ellison Goin, was born November 29, 1882 at Liberty. He was married November 20, 1907 at Oketo, Kansas in Marshall County to Frances Boyer, daughter of George Boyer and Anna Elizabeth Lytle Boyer. She was born there September 14, 1885. She died October 8, 1965 at Wymore, Nebraska in Gage County, and he died there April 25, 1966. Frances Ruth Ehlers, a grandaughter and a member of the Foundation, lived in Abilene, Kansas in 1995.

Children born to Arthur Goin and Frances Boyer Goin include:

Chester Raymond Goin born July 11, 1910

Chester Raymond Goin, son of Arthur Goin and Frances Boyer Goin, was born July 11, 1910 at Wymore. He was married at Liberty July 14, 1934 to Florence Mary Timmerman, daughter of Rollo O. H. Timmerman and Emily Ruth Morrison Timmerman. She was born August 9, 1909 at Glenwood, Washington.

Children born to Chester Raymond Goin and Florence Mary Timmerman Goin include:

Lynn Timmerman Goin born April 27, 1941

Lynn Timmerman Goin, son of Chester Raymond Goin and Florence Mary Timmerman Goin, was born April 27, 1941 in Gage County. He was married December 28, 1962 at Ft. Mor-gan, Colorado to Nancy Eileen Ross. In 1991, Lynn Timmer-man Goin and Nancy Eileen Ross Goin, were residents of Tuc-son, Arizona.

Charity Jane Goin, daughter of Sterling Goin and Mary Ann Keck Goin, was born August 15, 1862. She was married De-cember 11, 1879 to Jefferson Edmondson who was also born in 1862. “Old Time Tazewell” written by Mary Ann Markham Hansard records, somewhat erroneously, their marriage, “Jefferson Edmondson, oldest son of James Edmondson, youngest son of James Edmondston, Sr, was born about 1861. He was married to “Miss Goin, daughter of Eli Goin.” She died December 9, 1937 in Bakersfield, California.

Catherine Goin, daughter of Sterling Goin and Mary Ann Keck Goin, was born August 15, 1865. She was married November 1, 1884 to William L. Edmondston who was also born in 1864. He is regarded as a brother to Jefferson Edmondson. Mrs. Markham identified him as the “second son of James Edmondson.”

An infant, name unknown, was born about 1866 to Sterling Goin and Mary Ann Keck Goin. The child died in infancy.

Mary Goin, daughter of Sterling Goin and Mary Ann Keck Goin, was born December 23, 1868. Her mother died on the same date in childbirth. She was recorded as an 11-year-old living in the home of her brother, Levi Goin in the 1880 census of Marshall County, Kansas, Franklin township and enumerated as his sister. She was married November 14, 1889 to Robert Edmondson. She died September 27, 1926 in Claiborne County.

Mary Ann Markham also wrote, “Robert Edmondson, third son of James Edmondson, was born about 1867. He was married to another daughter of Eli Goin. I have no acquaintance with their families and therefore cannot mention the names of either one of them.”

Sherman Goin, son of Sterling Goin and Dicy Manerva Davis Goin, was born December 3, 1871. He was married to Flora Hopkins about 1895. Children born to Sherman Goin and Flora Hopkins Goin are unknown.

Sterling W. Goin, son of Sterling Goin and Dicy Manerva Davis Goin, was born in February 1873 in Claiborne County. He was recorded as the hear of a household, adjoining that of Sterling Goin, in the 1900 census of Claiborne County, Enumeration District 12, page 3, 12th Civil District:

“Goin, Sterling W. 27, born in February 1873 in TN
Minie B. 24, born in March 1876 in TN
Alta A. 4, born in May 1896 in TN
Perlie 1, born in October 1898 in TN”

Grant Goin, son of Sterling Goin and Dicy Manerva Davis Goin, was born about 1874.

Dicy Manerva Goin, daughter of Sterling Goin and Dicy Man-erva Davis Goin was born January 1, 1875. She died June 20, 1911.

Norvesta Goin, daughter of Sterling Goin and Dicy Manerva Davis Goin was born April 2, 1876 in Claiborne County. She was married about 1893 to William Fortner. She died April 6, 1942.

Edwinea Goin, daughter of Sterling Goin and Dicy Manerva Davis Goin was born was born May 15, 1878. She was married about 1897 to Dr. Nelson Stone. She died in 1973.

Oscar Sterling Goin, son of Sterling Goin and Melvina Need-ham Moyers, was born January 12, 1881. He was married to Hattie Garland December 31, 1902. Later he was remarried to Myrtle Lynch. He died in 1965. Children born to Oscar Ster-ling Goin, Hattie Garland Goin and Myrtle Lynch Goin are un-known.

LeRoy Goin, son of Levi Goin and Elizabeth Stallions Goin, was born December 8, 1819. He was married February 13, 1840 to Rebecca Fuson. They removed from Claiborne County to Mercer County, Missouri in 1850. In 1864 they moved again, with his cousin William James Goin, to Linn County, Ore gon. In 1868 they moved again to Stanislaus County, California. Eleven children were born to LeRoy Goin and Rebecca Fuson Goin, names unknown.

Eli Goin, son of Levi Goin and Elizabeth Stallions Goin, was born March 2, 1825. He was married August 9, 1849 to Rachel Edwards. He was politically active and an office holder in Claiborne County.

On May 17, 1855, he wrote a letter to his brother in Illinois, according to “Goin and Variants” by Dianne Stark Thurman:

“May 27th, 1855, State of Tenneffe, Claborn County

Dear Brother and syster. I one time more take my pen in hand to write few lines to inform you that we ar all well at this time but mother she is un well at this time an has bein very un well but is some better. Hoping that these few lines may find you well and doing well. We received your letter some time in Aprile in the year 1855, bearing mark of Sept. the 4th., 1854, which made us glad to hear that you was all well an sorry to hear of your bad crops and sorry times. I have nothing strange to write to you. I believe the connecutions are all well as before as I now. You requested us to ancer your letter and give full satisfaction. I will do soe with pleasure.

William Goin livs in Kantucky an is doing tolerby well. Pleasant lives on the river where he did wen you left this contry an he is doings vary wel. R.D. Going livs in Larel County Kantucky he is doing vary well. Elijah lives on the creek yet. Phillip Keck livs over on Little Baren Creek. Leroy livs in Missouri, Janma and her man livs on the ridge, Sterling and Eli livs on the same old place an we ar doing as well as now how. This contry altered mitey sense you lefte it. Thay is houses now where you could not believe people would liv. I think pepol is doing beter now tan thay was when youleft this contry.

You requested to now something about Unkle Uriah and his sons and sons nlaws. Uncle an his family livs at the same place whar they did when you lefte this contry. Levi Goin Esq. he livs whare he did. Nelson he livs on the same place. Righte Holten he has moved to Kantucky, Belusky [sic* Pulaski] County. I suppose he is doing vary well in that contry. Riley Holton he livs in that little home there above the Kecks. Wm. Aykes lives on the old Capps place. Wm. Keck he is dead. He died laste fall. The wider n her family lives on the creek just below Wane lige lives. John Green that Mehalys man he livs ner the wider Keck on branch caled Currs branch. The old man Keck livs on the same place. His children is all married. Matthew livs with the old man. Spencer Edwards he is dead. He had been dead 5 or 6 years. His family lives on the same place whare they did. The Harpers, Hesekiah livs on the ridge. Jessie Harper livs at the same place whar he did. Thomas Harper he lives in Kantucky. John Harper livs on the Coots place below old Jesse Livingston. Harper lives with his son Huston. Old Granny Harper she is dead. She died last fall. Isaac Goin livs ware he did. John and Martin and William Goins ar all in Masouri. Omee married a man by the name of Raney.

Old George Ford he still livs at the same old place. All his children is maried but one that is Richard he still stays with the old man. Wila livs on the ridge at the big house. Elijah lives in Kantucky. Spense livs in Arknsas. George Linch and Greenbery livs thar to. Richard Harper his wife died and he maried on of Thomas Harpers gurels and went to Massouri. William and James and Isaac livs on the Harper place.

Crops was vary sorrey in ths contry is worth from 50 to 75 centes per bushel. Wheate is worth $1.00 per bushel. All other produce acording to that. Good Horses is wort $100, mules sels very high, cows and calvs went from 12 to 18 dollars.

I wante you to rite to me as soone as you get this letter. Your leter was a long time coming to hand. I got it at last. Directe your nex leter to Tazwell for thay ar more apt to get miss layd when thay ar sente to the little post offices. I have ancered the biger parte of your leter if thay is anybody heer that you wante to know anything about let me now it an I will tell you.

Rite soone from Eli Goin an family to Isaac Goin.

Eli Goin died December 22, 1903 and was buried in Pleasant Point Cemetery beside his wife.

Ten children were born to Eli Goin and Rachel Edwards Goin, including:

Uriah Goin, Jr. born about 1846
Elijah “Lige” Goin born about 1847

Elijah “Lige” Goin, son of Eli Goin and Rachel Edwards Goin, was born in Claiborne County about 1847. He was married about 1860 to a second cousin, Sarah Raney, daughter of Ezekial “Zeke” Raney and Naomi “Oma” Goin Raney. She was a daughter of Isaac Abraham Goin and Temperance Alice “Tempie” Gray Goin.

Elijah “Lige” Goin and Sarah Ramey removed to Jefferson, Oregon. Later they lived in Waldport, Oregon on the Pacific coast. They reared a grandson, Fielding V. “Bob” Goin who in 1991 lived in Bellevue, Washington. Fielding V. “Bob” Goin died January 10, 1995.

Jamima Jane “Mimi” Goin, daughter of Levi Goin and Eliza-beth Stallions Goin, was born about 1827, according to her enumeration in the 1850 census . She was married about 1848 to Calvin Sparks.

They were enumerated in the 1850 census of Claiborne County:

“Sparks, Calvin 21, born in KY
Jemima 34, born in TN
Elizabeth 1”

They reappeared in the 1860 census of Claiborne County. She was recorded as “Gemima.” He served in the military during the Civil War. They were enumerated there in the 1870 census.

Jamima Jane “Mimi” Goin Sparks apparently died after the 1870 census, and Calvin Sparks was remarried about 1875, wife’s name, Sacchi.

Seven children were born to Calvin Sparks and Jamima Jane “Mimi” Goin Sparks, including:

Elizabeth Goins born about 1849
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Harriet M. Soard, daughter of Henry Soard and Mary Jane Rodgers Soard, was born about 1846. She was married December 24, 1876 in Claiborne County to Pleasant Goins, Jr, a grandson of Rev. Pleasant Goins, Sr. Pleasant Goins, Jr. was born about 1832. Harriet Soard Goins died about 1884 leaving one son and two daughters.

Children born to Pleasant Goins, Jr. and Harriet Soard Goins include:

Sarah Goins born about 1878
Benjamin Goins born about 1880
Birdie Goins born about 1883

Of the children, Mrs. Hansard wrote, “Sarah Goins, oldest daughter of Pleasant and Harriet, married Charles Washam and moved to Illinois. Birdie, youngest daughter and Benjamin, only son, are still unmarried and live in Kentucky with their father.”

“William Murphy married Betsie Goins, and seven children were born to them,” according to “Old Time Tazewell.”
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Sarah Goin, daughter of Thomas Goin, was born about 1782 in North Carolina. She was married about 1800, husband’s name Bullard.

Uriah Goin, son of Thomas Goin, was born about 1785, proba-bly in Washington County. He was brought to Claiborne County by his father. He was married about 1808, wife’s name unknown.

He appeared as the head of a household in the 1830 census of the county:

“Goin, Uriah white male 40-50
white female 40-50
white female 15-20
white female 10-15
white male 5-10″
white female 5-10”

His family reappeared in the 1840 census of Claiborne County:

“Goin, Uriah white male 50-60
white female 50-60
white female 15-20
white female 5-10”

The household of Uriah Goin was flanked by those of his sons, Levi Goin and Nelson Goin, in the 1840 census. “Uriah Gowins” was remarried September 27, 1846 to “Nancy Gowins,” according to “Claiborne County, Tennessee Mar-riages, 1821-1850.” She was Nancy Goin, widow of his nephew, Uriah Goin, Jr, son of his brother, Levi Goin and Eliz-abeth Stallions Goin. Levi Goin, Justice of the Peace, performed the ceremony, according to Claiborne County records.

His household was recorded in the 1850 census of Claiborne County:

“Goin, Uriah 65, born in Tennessee, farmer
Nancy 46, born in Virginia
Preston 21, born in Tennessee
Elminy 19, born in Tennessee
Elija 15, born in Tennessee
Lucinda 14, born in Tennessee
George W. 11, born in Tennessee
John W. 2, born in Tennessee”

The children listed above in the household are the children of Nancy Goin Goin and her husband Uriah Goin, Jr.

Uriah Goin was recorded as the head of Household 1525 in the 1860 census of Claiborne County:

“Goin, Uriah 74, farmer, born in Tennessee
Nancy 56, born in West Virginia”

Uriah Goin died about 1863, according to Anna Lee Goin.

Children born to Uriah Goin and his first wifeinclude:

Martha Goin born about 1808
Levi Goin born in 1810
Sarah Alice Goin born October 11, 1812
Nancy Goin born about 1814
Elizabeth “Betsy” Goin born about 1815
Rachel Goin born September 29, 1816
Nelson Goin born January 18, 1818
Mahaly Goin born in 1824

Children born to Uriah Goin and Nancy Goin Goin include:

John W. Goin born about 1848

Martha Goin, daughter of Uriah Goin and his first wife, was born about 1808. She was married about 1824 to James Wright Holton, according to a letter written May 14, 1999 by Clyde Leon Meyers of Arroyo Grande, California.

James Wright Holton had removed to Pulaski County, Kentucky by 1858, according to a letter written by Eli Goin May 28, 1855.

“Martha Gowen Holton, of Pulaski County, daughter of Uriah and Nancy Gowen died July 19, 1856 at age 45 of consumption,”, according to “Pulaski County Vital Statistics, Death Record, 1856.” Clyde Leon Meyers turned up this bit of research in the Kentucky State Archives.

Children born to James Wright Holton and Martha Goin Holton are unknown.

Levi Goin, son of Uriah Goin and his first wife, was born in 1810, according to the research of Ann Lee Goin of Jefferson, Oregon. He was married to Elizabeth Prichard in 1829. He died in 1865 and was buried in Pleasant Point Cemetery in Claiborne County. After his death, his widow and two of his sons, Caleb Goin and Nelson Goin, with their families, removed to Mercer County, Missouri in covered wagons in 1867. In the following year they moved again to Forrest City, Missouri where Elizabeth Prichard Goin died and was buried.

Children born to Levi Goin and Elizabeth Prichard Goin in-clude:

Elmina Goin born about 1830
David Goin born April 19, 1832
Nancy Goin born about 1834
Caleb Goin born June 7, 1836
Joshua Goin born April 23, 1839
John Goin born June 27, 1842
Permelia Goin born October 17, 1843
Le Roy Goin born about 1845
James Goin born in June 1849
Nelson Watson Goin born May 1, 1853

Elmina Goin, daughter of Levi Goin and Elizabeth Prichard Goin, was born about 1820. She was married January 31, 1846 to Matthew Keck, eighth child of John Keck and Anna Ousley Keck.

They were enumerated in the 1860 census of Claiborne County as Household 1554:

“Keck, Mathew 32, born in TN, farmer, $1,500
real estate
Almina 30, born in TN
John 13, born in TN
William P. 10, born in TN
James L. 7, born in TN
Elizabeth 5, born in TN
Newton 1/12, born in TN”

Matthew Keck and Elmina Goin Keck were buried in Pleasant Point Cemetery in Claiborne County.

Children born to them include:

John David Keck born March 14, 1847
William P. Keck born about 1850
James L. Keck born about 1853
Elizabeth Keck born about 1849
Joshua Keck born about 1855
Newton Keck born in 1860
Litha Keck born about 1864

David Goin, son of Levi Goin and Elizabeth Pritchard Goin, was born April 19, 1832 in Claiborne County. He was married about 1853 to Sarah Rosson. He became the postmaster of Fincastle, Tennessee and was employed as a teacher there. He enlisted in the Union troops during the Civil War and fought for the North in the Battle of Gettysburg. Because of his Spencerian penmanship the U. S. Army assigned him to write discharge papers at the end of the war. Later he taught music and was the postmaster at Jacksborough, Tennessee.

He removed along with other members of his family to Mercer County, Missouri in 1869. There he built the second house, a log cabin, at Goshen, Missouri.

He was enumerated as the head of a household July 25, 1870 at Princeton, Missouri in Mercer County:

“Goin, David 39, born in TN, blacksmith, $50 real
estate, $500 personal property
Sarah 30, born in TN
William 17, born in TN, blacksmith
Rachel 15, born in TN,
Martha 12, born in TN
Nancy A. 10, born in TN
Joseph 6, born in TN
Thomas 3, born in TN
Lula E. 1, born in TN”

From 1871 to 1885 operated a blacksmith shop, a general store, and became postmaster at Goshen. David Goin and Sarah Rosson Goin were buried in the First Church Cemetery at Goshen.

Children born to David Goin and Sarah Rosson Goin include:

Eliza A. Goin born in 1852
William J. Goin [twin] born about 1853
Levi Goin [twin] born about 1853
Rachel Goin born about 1855
Martha Goin born about 1858
Nancy A. Goin born about 1860
Mary L. Goin born in 1862
Joseph Goin born in 1864
Thomas Goin born in 1867
Lula E. Goin born in 1869
Cary J. Goin born in 1871
Reamy Goin born in 1873
Jonnie Goin born in 1875
Maggie Goin born in 1877
Charles Russell Goin born October 3, 1879

A relative reared by David Goin and Sarah Rosson Goin is:

Todd O. Goin born July 20, 1884

Eliza A. Goin, daughter of David Going and Sarah Rosson Goin, was born in 1852. She died in infancy.

Levi Goin, twin son of David Going and Sarah Rosson Goin, was born about 1853 and died at birth.

Mary L. Goin, daughter of David Going and Sarah Rosson Goin, was born in 1862 and died in infancy.

Jonnie Goin, son of David Goin and Sarah Rosson Goin, was born in 1875. He died in infancy.

Nancy Goin, daughter of Levi Goin and Elizabeth Pritchard Goin, was born about 1834 in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

Caleb Goin, son of Levi Goin and Elizabeth Pritchard Goin, was born June 7, 1836 in Claiborne County.

Joshua Goin, son of Levi Goin and Elizabeth Pritchard Goin, was born April 23, 1839.

John Goin, son of Levi Goin and Elizabeth Pritchard Goin, was born June 27, 1842, according to the research of Leon Myers. He was married to Charlotte Jane Keck June 30, 1863, according to Claiborne County marriage records. Children born to John Goin and Charlotte Jane Keck Goins are unknown. She was remarried to Jeremiah M. Williams May 21, 1871, according to Claiborne County marriage records.

Permelia Goin, daughter of Levi Goin and Elizabeth Pritchard Goin, was born October 17, 1843.

Le Roy Goin, son of Levi Goin and Elizabeth Pritchard Goin, was born about 1845 in Claiborne County.

James Goin, son of Levi Goin and Elizabeth Pritchard Goin, was born in June 1849.

Nelson Watson Goin, son of Levi Goin and Elizabeth Pritchard Goin, was born May 21, 1853 in Claiborne County. He was married in Mercer County, Missouri about 1878 to Catherine Brummett who was born there in November 1859. She was the daughter of Caswell Brummett and Charlotte Harless Brummett of Princeton, Missouri, according to the research of F. M. Brummett of Long Beach, California. In 1879 they lived at Concordia, Kansas. In 1882 they had returned to Princeton. In 1886 and in 1888, they lived in Cloud County, Kansas. In 1891 he farmed in Sumner County, Kansas. By 1894 they had removed to Kay County, Oklahoma and lived at Nardin. Nelson Watson Goin died in 1930.

Children born to Nelson Watson Goin and Catherine Brummett Goin include:

Emery Coleman Goin born March 2, 1879
Earnest Goin born September 4, 1882
Elmer Francis Goin born January 23, 1886
Louise Talmadge Goin born October 8, 1888
Ruby A. Goin born June 19, 1891
Ethel Luhaney Goin born January 5, 1894
Lora Goin born May 7, 1896
Daisy Goin born September 16, 1897
Virgie Ola Goin born July 28, 1901
Odie Edgar Goin born March 8, 1904

Emery Coleman Goin, son of Nelson Watson Goin and Catherine Brummett Goin, was born March 2, 1879 at Con-cordia, Kansas. He was married April 29, 1908 to Jessie L. Sutton. He died November 16, 1945. Children born to Emery Coleman Goin and Jessie L. Sutton Goin are unknown.

Earnest Goin, son of Nelson Watson Goin and Catherine Brummett Goin, was born September 4, 1882 at Princeton, Missouri. He was married December 23, 1903 to Gertrude Elizabeth Moisington. He died October 4, 1958. Of Earnest Goin and Gertrude Elizabeth Moisington Goins nothing more is known.

Elmer Francis Goin, son of Nelson Watson Goin and Catherine Brummett Goin, was born in Cloud County, Kansas January 23, 1886. He was married April 5, 1937 to Eva Ganer. He died December 18, 1953. It is believed that no children were born to Elmer Francis Goin and Eva Gainer Goin.

Louise Talmadge Goin, daughter of Nelson Watson Goin and Catherine Brummett Goin, was born October 8, 1888 at Con-cordia. She died March 15, 1931

Ruby A. Goin, daughter of Nelson Watson Goin and Catherine Brummett Goin, was born June 19, 1891 in Cloud County. She was married September 1, 1913 to Enos Ray Fauchier.

Ethel Luhaney Goin, daughter of Nelson Watson Goin and Catherine Brummett Goin, was born January 5, 1894 at Nardin, Oklahoma. She was married to Rest Vasso Quillen March 15, 1915.

Lora Goin, daughter of Nelson Watson Goin and Catherine Brummett Goin, was born May 7, 1896 in Kay County. She died there July 28 of that year.

Daisy Goin, daughter of Nelson Watson Goin and Catherine Brummett Goin, was born September 16, 1897 at Nardin. She was married June 4, 1917 to Bearl Wesley Coffelt.Virgie Ola Goin, daughter of Nelson Watson Goin and Cather-ine Brummett Goin, was born July 28, 1901 in Kay County. She was married October 18, 1926 to Glenn Coffelt.

Odie Edgar Goin, son of Nelson Watson Goin and Catherine Brummett Goin, was born March 8, 1904 at Nardin. He was married June 19, 1929 to Freda Smith. Children born to Odie Edgar Goin and Freda Smith Goin are unknown.

Sarah Alice Goin, daughter of Uriah Goin and his first wife, was born October 11, 1812 in Claiborne County, according to Anna Lee Goin. She was married in 1831 to William R. Dykes who was born in Virginia September 8, 1812, according to a letter written December 31, 1995 by Jerry Wayne Jones, of Earlham, Iowa. William R. Dykes was a son of William Dykes who was born in Virginia in 1781 and Elizabeth Brasher Dykes who was born in Tennessee in 1806. William Dykes was a son of John Dykes and Jeanette Gableline, according to Jerry Wayne Jones.

In 1855, William R. Dykes lived “on the old Capps place,” ac-cording to a letter written May 27, 1855 by Eli Goin to his much older brother, Isaac Goin, Jr. Isaac Goin, Jr. had removed before 1850 to Hamilton County, Illinois and located on Middle Creek.

Sarah Alice Goin Dykes appeared as a witness in the suit of Elijah Goin vs Sterling Mayes. The case was first tried in Claiborne County Circuit Court in 1853, but was not settled until 1858.

William R. Dykes removed to Mercer County, Missouri in 1860. He died at Princeton, Missouri in Mercer County and was buried in Tennessee Cemetery. She died 25 years later, on December 25, 1898, and was buried beside her husband.

Children born to William R. Dykes and Sarah Alice Goin Dykes include:

Martha J. Dykes born in 1832
William Riley Dykes born in 1833
James Canady Dykes born October 1834
Fiddiller Dykes born February 2, 1837
Christopher Palestine Dykes born in 1839
Jesse Voy Dykes born September 22, 1842
Luretta Dykes born in 1844
Norrell Doctor Dykes born October 9, 1848
Kirkpatrick Dykes born in April 1850
Samantha Sarah Dykes born in 1853
Lamanda Caroline Dykes born in 1855

Martha J. Dykes, daughter of William R. Dykes and Sarah Alice Goin Dykes, was born in Claiborne County in 1832. She was married there to Franklin Brogans March 4, 1857.

William Riley Dykes, son of William R. Dykes and Sarah Alice Goin Dykes, was born in Claiborne County in 1833, according to the research of Marjorie Bainter Howell of Springfield, Oregon, Don B. Dykes of Whittier, California and F. M. Brummett of Long Beach, California.

He was married October 5, 1851 in Claiborne County to Pheba Jane Rouse. After three children, they were divorced June 2, 1860. He was remarried to Nancy Emmeline Harrison, daugh-ter of John Harrison and Elizabeth Harrison, shortly afterward and removed to Mercer County, Missouri. They were divorced in 1885, and he was married a third time to Adeline “Polly” Worley April 28, 1888. Nancy Emmeline Harrison Dykes died August 4, 1899 in Concordia, Kansas. He died November 15, 1908 in St. Joseph, Missouri and was buried in Upper Tennessee Cemetery in Mercer County.

No children were born to Adeline “Polly” Worley Dykes. Children born to William Riley Dykes and Phoebe Jane Rouse Dykes include:

Pennile N. Elizabeth Dykes born in 1852
James David Dykes born in 1854
Palestine Dykes born in 1857

Children born to William Riley Dykes and Nancy Emmeline Harrison Dykes include:

John Wesley Dykes born August 11, 1861
Sarah Alice Dykes born April 19, 1863
Mary Frances Dykes born March 21, 1867
Enos Patten Dykes born May 9, 1868
Lewis Napoleon Bonaparte Dapner born January 10, 1872
William A. Dykes born February 1, 1874

John Wesley Dykes, son of William Riley Dykes and Nancy Emmeline Harrison Dykes, was born August 11, 1861 in Mer-cer County. He was married about 1892 to Emma Ferris. He died in Stillwater, Oklahoma December 14, 1951.

Children born to John Wesley Dykes and Emma Ferris Dykes include:

Hetty M. Dykes born in 1894
Wesley E. Dykes born in 1898
Ollie Arvel Dykes born in 1900
John Albert Dykes born in 1902
Sam Harold Dykes born in 1906
Don Burnett Dykes born in 1909

Sarah Slice Dykes, daughter of William Riley Dykes and Nancy
Emmeline Harrison Dykes, was born April 19, 1863. She was married to John Albert Cox who was born in 1856 in Missouri. Later she was remarried to his brother, Sigel Cox who was born there in 1863. They were sons of John Melton Cox who was born in Ohio in 1832 and Nancy Jane Parker Cox who was
born in Tennessee in 1828.

Mary Frances Dykes, daughter of William Riley Dykes and Nancy Emmeline Harrison Dykes, was born March 21, 1867 in Mercer County. She was married November 14, 1882 to Charles Franklin Brown. She died May 5, 1949 in Garfield County, Colorado.

Enos Patten Dykes, son of William Riley Dykes and Nancy Emmeline Harrison Dykes, was born May 9, 1868 in Mercer County. He was married there March 3, 1900 to Lydia Eliza-beth Opdyke. He died there August 19, 1926 and was buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.Lewis Napoleon Bonaparte Dapner Dykes, son of William Riley Dykes and Nancy Emmeline Harrison Dykes, was born January 10, 1872 in Mercer County. He was married January 3, 1900 to Margaret J. Blowfield. He died April 9, 1936.

William A. Dykes, son of William Riley Dykes and Nancy Emmeline Harrison Dykes, was born February 1, 1874 in Mer-cer County. He died April 14, 1940 in Garfield County, Col-orado.

James Canady Dykes, son of William Dykes and Sarah Alice Goin Dykes, was born in October 1834 in Claiborne County. He was married there to Mrs. Orlean Brogan Keck, widow of Matthew Keck in 1857. They removed to Mercer County where he died February 10, 1908. He was buried there in Ten-nessee Cemetery.

Fiddiller Dykes, son of William Dykes and Sarah Alice Goin Dykes, was born February 5, 1837 in Claiborne County, ac-cording to Frances Moore Brummett of Long Beach, California. He was married there October 11, 1855 to Elizabeth Ann Harri-son, sister to Nancy Emmeline Harrison who was married to William Riley Dykes. Elizabeth Ann Harrison was born February 18, 1836. They lived in Nashville, Tennessee prior to the Civil War. Fiddiller Dykes served in the Civil War in Company M, 12th Missouri Cavalry Regiment. Later he went blind. He died in Cloud County, Kansas July 13, 1886 and was buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery..

Children born to Fiddeller Dykes and Elizabeth Ann Harrison Dykes include:

Martha Adeline Dykes born May 10, 1857
Sarah S. Dykes born April 11, 1859
Eliza Clementine “Lydia” Dykes born March 14, 1861
Wesley Van Buren Dykes born July 16, 1863
Sherman Doctor Dykes born March 20, 1865
Amanda N. Dykes born April 5, 1867
Salena M. Dykes born May 1, 1868
George Dykes born Sept. 12, 1871
Mary E. Dykes born October 22, 1873
Theodore Dykes born Dec. 23, 1878

Martha Adeline Dykes, daughter of Fiddeller Dykes and Eliza-beth Ann Harrison Dykes, was born May 10, 1857 in Nashville, Tennessee. She was married at Princeton, Missouri to Francis Marion Brummett. She died July 12, 1940 at Concordia, Kansas.

Sarah S. Dykes, daughter of Fiddeller Dykes and Elizabeth Ann Harrison Dykes, was born April 11, 1859 in Nashville. She was married to Lafayette Brummett at Princeton November 15, 1879. He was born in 1847 and died in 1913. She died November 15, 1879 at Concordia.

Eliza Clementine “Lydia” Dykes, daughter of Fiddeller Dykes and Elizabeth Ann Harrison Dykes, was born March 14, 1861 at Princeton. She was married November 15, 1879 to James Calaway Alderson, son of Calaway H. Alderson and Louisa Brummett Alderson. She died March 28, 1936 in Jewel County, Kansas.

Wesley Van Buren Dykes, son of Fiddeller Dykes and Eliza-beth Ann Harrison Dykes, was born July 16, 1863 atPrinceton. He was married September 28, 1884 to Sadie Hickman. He died December 14, 1959.

Sherman Doctor Dykes, son of Fiddeller Dykes and Elizabeth Ann Harrison Dykes, was born March 20, 1865 at Princeton. He died after 1935.

Amanda N. Dykes, daughter of Fiddeller Dykes and Elizabeth Ann Harrison Dykes, was born April 5, 1867. She was married March 2, 1889 to James Goins, unidentified. Children born to James Goins and Amanda N. Dykes Goins are unknown.

Salena M. Dykes, daughter of Fiddeller Dykes and Elizabeth Ann Harrison Dykes, was born was born May 1, 1868. She was married March 20, 1883 to Thomas Greenwood.

George Dykes, son of Fiddeller Dykes and Elizabeth Ann Har-rison Dykes, was born was born September 12, 1871 in Cloud County, Kansas. He did nine months later, May 12, 1872.

Mary Dykes, daughter of Fiddeller Dykes and Elizabeth Ann Harrison Dykes, was born October 22, 1873 in Kansas. She was married about 1891 to Blaton Hutchison.

Theodore Dykes, son of Fiddeller Dykes and Elizabeth Ann Harrison Dykes, was born December 23, 1878 in Kansas. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Christopher Palestine Dykes, son of William Dykes and Sarah Alice Goin Dykes, was born in 1839 in Claiborne County. He was married about 1866, wife’s name Alice.

Jesse Voy Dykes, son of William Dykes and Sarah Alice Goin Dykes, was born September 22, 1842 in Claiborne County. He was married September 18, 1864 to Almira E. Wiggins who was born in 1846 to Elijah G. Wiggins and Rhoda Collins Wiggins. Jesse Voy Dykes was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Mercer County. He died May 22, 1912 and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, according to Norma Thackery, family researcher of Princeton, Missouri.

Children born to Jesse Voy Dykes and Almira E. Wiggins Dykes include:

Green Dykes born January 14, 1867
Leona Dykes born in 1869
Lucetta Sophrona Dykes born in 1871
Eldora Elizabeth Dykes born April 27, 1874
Francis V. Dykes born August 14, 1879
Victoria E. Dykes born June 1, 1881

Green Dykes, son of Jesse Voy Dykes and Almira E. Wiggins Dykes, was born January 14, 1867 at Princeton, Missouri. He was married about 1890 to Flora Ragan. He died May 23, 1928.

Children born to Green Dykes and Flora Ragan Dykes include:

Voy Dykes born about 1892
Victor Dykes born about 1894
Audrey Dykes born about 1897
Chloe Dykes born about 1900

Leona Dykes, daughter of Jesse Voy Dykes and Almira E. Wiggins Dykes, was born in 1869 in Mercer County. She died in 1892.

Lucetta Sophrona Dykes, daughter of Jesse Voy Dykes and Almira E. Wiggins Dykes, was born in 1871 in Mercer County. She was married about 1890 to Virge Moore. She died in 1920.

Eldora Elizabeth Dykes, daughter of Jesse Voy Dykes and Almira E. Wiggins Dykes, was born April 27, 1874 in Mercer County. She was married there March 7, 1891 to Joseph Barnes Ogle who was born in 1867 to Joseph B. Ogle and El-dora E. Ogle. Eldora Elizabeth Dykes Ogle died May 1, 1944 and was buried in St. Paul Cemetery.

Francis V. Dykes, son of Jesse Voy Dykes and Almira E. Wiggins Dykes, was born August 14, 1879 in Mercer County. He died there January 16, 1883.

Victoria E. Dykes, son of Jesse Voy Dykes and Almira E. Wiggins Dykes, was born June 1, 1881 in Mercer County. She was married December 31, 1899 to Frank E. Willis who was born October 8, 1876 in Harrison County, Missouri. He died there March 26, 1960. She died May 11, 1977 in Decatur County, Iowa.

Children born to them include:

Lenid Moyle Willis born March 11, 1901
Kenneth R. Willis born January 25, 1903
Herman F. Willis born April 25, 1905
Thelma Justine Willis born June 26, 1908
Shelby W. Willis born September 17, 1911

Lenid Moyle Willis, daughter of Frank E. Willis and Victoria E. Dykes Willis, was born March 11, 1901 in Wayne County, Iowa. She was married there November 9, 1919 to George Fletcher McCarty who was born there March 11, 1899. She died February 4, 1989 in Decatur County, Iowa. He July 8, 1989 in Des Moines.

Children born to them include:

Cloyd Moyle McCarty born September 7, 1921

Cloyd Moyle McCarty, son of George Fletcher McCarty and Lenid Moyle Willis McCarty, was born September 7, 1921 in Wayne County, Iowa. He was married February 15, 1948 in Allerton, Iowa to Nellie Mae Gibson who wa born February 16, 1921 in Mercer County, Missouri.

Children born to them include:

Patricia Jo McCarty born October 30, 1950
Diane Gaye McCarty born December 30, 1954
Barbara Vale McCarty born June 29, 1956

Patricia Jo McCarty, daughter of Cloyd Moyle McCarty and Nellie Mae Gibson McCarty, was born October 30, 1950 in Appanoose County, Iowa. She was married November 10, 1968 in Wayne County, Iowa to Jerry Wayne Jones who was born December 12, 1948 in Princeton, Missouri. In 1996 they, members of Gowen Research Foundation, lived at Earlham, Iowa.

Children born to them include:

Dacni Charlene Jones born November 15, 1972
Denika Mae Jones born June 23, 1976

Diane Gaye McCarty, daughter of Cloyd Moyle McCarty and Nellie Mae Gibson McCarty, was born December 30, 1954 in Appanoose County. She was married July 30, 1972 in Lineville, Iowa to Edwin Leonard Cline who was born there February 5, 1952. She was remarried August 29, 1987 in Indi-anola, Iowa to Richard Allen Adair who was born in Decatur County April 5, 1953.

Children born to Edward Leonard Cline and Diane Gaye Mc-Carty Cline include:

Delana Gail Cline born December 4, 1972
Natalie Jo Cline born October 6, 1978
Sammi Vale Cline born September 21, 1982

Barbara Vale McCarty, daughter of Cloyd Moyle McCarty and Nellie Mae Gibson McCarty, was born June 29, 1956 in Ap-panoose County. She was married October 23, 1977 in Wayne County to Terry Lynn McMurry who was born November 1, 1952 in Lucas County, Iowa.

Childlren born to them include:

Laci Gaye McMurry born October 15, 1979
Gibson Lee McMurry born March 19, 1983
Lincoln Chase McMurry born April 13, 1995

Thelma Justine Willis, daughter of Frank E. Willis and Victoria
E. Dykes Willis, was born June 26, 1908 in Harrison County, Missouri. She was married about 1940 to Fred Gannon. He died March 17, 1972 in Florida.

Children born to them include:

Vicki Jane Gannon born September 16, 1942

Shelby W. Willis, son of Frank E. Willis and Victoria E. Dykes Willis, was born September 17, 1911. He was married in 1938 to Greta Hawkins. He died October 30, 1963.

Children born to them include:

Francis Willis born in 1942

Francis Willis, son of Shelby W. Willis and Greta Hawkins Willis, was born in 1942. He was married December 21, 1963 to Elaine Seymour.

Children born to them include:

Craig Wayne Willis born about 1965

Luretta Dykes, daughter of William Dykes and Sarah Alice Goin Dykes, was born in 1844 in Claiborne County. She was married about 1866 to Isaac Walls.

Norrell Doctor Dykes, son of William Dykes and Sarah Alice Goin Dykes, was born October 9, 1848 in Claiborne County. He died November 26, 1869 in Mercer County and was buried in Tennessee Cemetery.

Kirkpatrick Dykes, son of William Dykes and Sarah Alice Goin Dykes, was born in April 1850 in Claiborne County. He was married about 1874 to Margaret Ellen Brummett.

Samantha Sarah Dykes, daughter of William Dykes and Sarah Alice Goin Dykes, was born in 1853 in Claiborne County. She was married to William Cottrell. She smoked a pipe.

Lamanda Caroline Dykes, daughter of William Dykes and Sarah Alice Goin Dykes, was born in 1855 in Claiborne County. She was married about 1873 to J. R. Hunt and lived in Mercer County, Missouri.

Nancy Goin, daughter of Uriah Goin and his first wife, was born about 1814 in Claiborne County. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Rachel Goin, believed to be a daughter of Uriah Goin, was born September 29, 1816. She was married about 1836 to Phillip Keck, second child of John Keck and Anna Ousley Keck.

Children born to them include:

Henry Keck born in March 1838
Eli Keck born in 1840
Elizabeth Keck born in 1842
Mary Keck born about 1844
Sterling Keck born about 1845
John Keck born about 1847
William Keck born about 1849
Anna Keck born in 1851
Elijah Keck born in 1853
Phillip Keck born in 1854

Nelson Goin, son of Uriah Goin, was born November 18, 1818 in Claiborne County. He obtained a license October 8, 1839 to marry Mary Ann “Polly” Pritchard who was born about 1818, according to Harold Martin Wasson, a great-great-grandson of Severna Park, Maryland. She is regarded as a daughter of Jesse Pritchard of Virginia and a sister of Elizabeth Pritchard who was married in 1829 to Levi Goin, his brother. “Nelson Gowin” was married October 10, 1839 to Polly Pritchard, according to “Claiborne County, Tennessee Marriages, 1821-1850.”

Nelson Goin was enumerated as the head of Household 836-595 in the 1850 census of Claiborne County:

“Goin, Nelson 30, born in Tennessee
Mary 33, born in Tennessee
Malinda 10
Mahala 8
James S. 5
Rachael A. 7/12”

They accompanied the Dykes family in moving to Mercer County, Missouri in 1860. Nelson Goin died September 28, 1888 in Fall River, Kansas in Greenwood County, according to a petition for the administration of his estate which was esti-mated at $400. Mary Ann “Polly” Pritchard Goin died in Dover, Oklahoma Territory in Kingfisher County July 4, 1894.

Children born to Nelson Goin and Mary Ann “Polly” Pritchard Goin include:

Malinda Goin born July 18, 1840
Mahala Goin born about 1842
James Sylvester Goin born about 1848
Rachel A. Goin born about 1849
Levi Goin born March 30, 1856

Malinda Goin, daughter of Nelson Goin and Mary Ann “Polly” Pritchard Goin, was born July 18, 1840 in Claiborne County. She was married November 3, 1855 to William Jackson Raney, according to Dianne Lee Stark Thurman of Wichita, Kansas. In 1869 they were living in Mercer County, Missouri.

Children born to William Jackson Raney and Malinda Goin Raney include:

Sarah Elizabeth Raney born June 30, 1869

Sarah Elizabeth Raney, daughter of William Jackson Raney and Malinda Goin Raney, was born June 30, 1869 in Mercer County. She was married June 19, 1885 to Josiah H. Stark, son of Josiah McGuire Stark and Nancy Deen Stark. They lived in Fall River, Kansas in the following year. Josiah H. Stark died March 23, 1919 in Bellefonte, Arkansas, and Sarah Elizabeth Raney Stark died July 21, 1919 in Wichita.

Children born to them include:

Harvey Allen Stark born April 3, 1886
Walter Oliver Stark born July 9, 1892

Harvey Allen Stark, son of Josiah Stark and Sarah Elizabeth Raney Stark, was born April 3, 1886 in Fall River. He was married June 21, 1911 to Lottie Johnson who was born August 27, 1888 in Osage County to Hiram Jackson Johnson and Nancy J. Sinsabaugh Johnson. In 1915 they lived in Green-wood County, Kansas. Harvey Allen Stark died March 10, 1960 in Severy, Kansas, and she died January 24, 1963 in Os-sowatimie, Kansas.

Children born to them include:

Roy Allen Stark born October 25, 1915

Roy Allen Stark, son of Harvey Allen Stark and Lottie Johnson Stark, was born October 25, 1915 in Greenwood County. He was married November 19, 1936 to Eva Marguerite Leckliter, daughter of Christian Baker Leckliter and Hazel Beatrice Nichols Leckliter. She was born May 11, 1918 at Great Bend, Kansas.

Children born to them include:

Dianne Lee Stark born November 14, 1937

Dianne Lee Stark, daughter of Roy Allen Stark and Eva Mar-guerite Leckliter Stark, was born November 14, 1937 in Inde-pendence, Kansas. She was married August 8, 1958 to James Robert Thurman, a Gowin descendant. In 1991, they lived in Wichita where they were active in the research of the Goin and Gowin branches of the family.

Walter Oliver Stark, son of Josiah H. Stark and Sarah Elizabeth Raney Stark, was born July 9, 1892. He was married December 22, 1917 to Virginia May Nicholson who was born October 3, 1896.

Children born to them include:

William Joseph Stark born May 26, 1922

William Joseph Stark, son of Walter Oliver Stark and Virginia May Nicholson Stark, was born May 26, 1922. He was married February 2, 1951 to Eula Jean Earnhardt who was born January 25, 1923. In 1995 they lived in Houston where they were active in the Foundation and in the research of the Goin family.

Mahala Goin, daughter of Nelson Goin and Mary Ann “Polly” Pritchard, was born about 1842. She was married about 1860 to Jackson T. Day who was born in 1835 to Colbert Day. He died during the Civil War, according to Warren Tyndale Faulkner, a grandson. Mahala Goin Day was remarried about 1866 to Wiley Cox.

Children born to Jackson Day and Mahala Goin Day include:

Mary Jane “Polly” Day born about 1859
George Washington Day born bout 1861
William Jackson Day born October 30, 1862

The five children born to Wiley Cox and Mahala Goin Day Cox include:

Effie Louvenia Cox born about 1876

James Sylvester Goin, son of Nelson Goin and Mary Ann “Polly” Pritchard Goin, was born about 1848 in Claiborne County, according to Harold Martin Wasson. He was married about 1867 to Mary Elizabeth Stroud who was born January 18, 1847 in Iowa, according to the death certificate of their son George Milton Goin. She was a daughter of John Haun Stroud and Lavisa Leak Stroud. He was born May 17, 1817 and died January 24, 1880. Lavisa Leak Stroud was born December 5, 1819 and died November 14, 1878.

James Sylvester Goin pre-empted 80 acres at Independence, Kansas in 1883. On October 15, 1889, James Sylvester Goin applied for a homestead at “Kingfisher Stage Station, Indian Territory for 160 acres. He stated in his homestead claim that he established actual residence there April 3, 1890 when he built “a box house, 14’x14′, shingle roof, two doors and two windows,” and that he was a widower at that time. He received his patent January 7, 1898.

Mary Elizabeth Stroud Goin died May 12, 1896 in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma Territory and James Sylvester Goin died March 20, 1899 at Dover, Oklahoma Territory. Both were buried in Banner Cemetery in Kingfisher County. Charles Green, his son-in-law, applied for administration of the estate, according to Kingfisher County Probate Book 1, page 96.

Known children at the time of the death of James Sylvester Goin and Mary Elizabeth Stroud Goin include:

George Milton Goin born August 13, 1868
Lavisa Jane “Jennie” Goin born about 1870
Mary Alice Goin born October 4, 1872
Henry O. Goin born about 1876
Gertrude Goin born about 1878
James Albert Goin born about 1879
Anna Goin born about 1880

George Milton Goin, son of James Sylvester Goin and Mary Elizabeth Stroud Goin, was born August 13, 1868 in Greene County, Missouri, according to his death certificate. He was married March 20, 1887 to Frances A. Kolb who was born April 3, 1872 in Greenwood, Kansas, according to the family bible. He died in Greene County, Missouri August 16, 1925 at age 56 of traumatic peritonitis as the result of a fall from a house on which he was working as a carpenter. She died January 17, 1956 in Decatur, Illinois.

Children born to George Milton Goin and Frances A. Kolb Goin include:

Rosetta Lavieci “Zettie” Goin born March 24, 1888
Sarah Elizabeth “Bessie” Goin born March 26, 1890
Florence Alta Goin born April 12, 1892
William Ralph Goin born February 27, 1895
Carrie LoMattie Goin born November 8, 1897
Roy Frederick Goin born October 17, 1900
Beulah Pearl Goin born May 17, 1903
Ethel Lena Goin born January 21, 1907
Orville Earl Goin born March 10, 1909
Gladys Goin born October 17, 1911

Rosetta Lavieci Goin, daughter of George Milton Goin and Frances A. Kolb Goin, was born March 24, 1888. She was mar-ried about 1905 to William Cole who was born April 14, 1875. She died June 8, 1973.

Sarah Elizabeth “Bessie” Goin, daughter of George Milton Goin and Frances A. Kolb Goin, was born March 26, 1890. She was married April 28, 1907 to George Ellis Walker. He was born July 16, 1881 and died February 25, 1956.

Florence Alta Goin, daughter of George Milton Goin and Frances A. Kolb Goin, was born April 12, 1892. She died Fre-brury 25, 1920.

William Ralph Goin, son of George Milton Goin and Frances A. Kolb Goin, was born February 27, 1895. He was married about 1918, wife’s name Augusta “Gussie.” He die January 24, 1977. Children born to William Ralph Goin and Augusta “Gussie” Goin are unknown.

Carrie LoMattie Goin, daughter of George Milton Goin and Frances A. Kolb Goin, was born in Greene County November 8, 1897, according to the family bible. She was married there December 25, 1916 to John Franklin Wasson who was born June 23, 1889 in Page County, Iowa. He was a son of John Charles Freemont Wasson and Florence Arvilla Brooks Was-son. In 1925 they lived in Indiana. She died in Macon County January 9, 1975, and he died there May 4, 1978. Both were buried in Greenlawn Cemetery at Springfield, Missouri.

Children born to them include:

[son] born September 26, 1917
[daughter] born December 21, 1919
[son] born June 1, 1923
Harold Martin Wasson born March 29, 1925
[son] born November 22, 1926
[daughter] born January 5, 1932
[daughter] born May 24, 1934

Harold Martin Wasson, son of John Franklin Wasson and Car-rie LoMattie Goin Wasson, was born March 29, 1925 in Ham-mond, Indiana. He was married August 29, 1947 in Macon County, Illinois to Elizabeth Eileen Randsall. She was born November 20, 1921 in Christian County, Illinois to Irl Randall and Audrey Colclasure Randall. In 1950 they moved to Cam-den, New Jersey from Illinois and in 1951 located at Wood-bury, New Jersey. In 1959 they moved to Severna Park, Mary-land where they remained in 1995. They have been in the pur-suit of family history and are Foundation members.

Children born to them include:

Harold Randall Wasson born November 3, 1950
Caryl Lynne Wasson born April 15, 1954

Harold Randall Wasson, son of Harold Martin Wasson and Elizabeth Eileen Randall Wasson, was born November 3, 1950 at Camden, New Jersey. In 1995 he remained unmarried.

Caryl Lynne Wasson, daughter of Harold Martin Wasson and Elizabeth Eileen Randall Wasson, was born April 15, 1954. She was married July 30, 1977 at Annapolis, Maryland to Leon Marcus Wilson who was born February 24, 1951 at Elkton, Kentucky. Following a divorce, she was remarried to Rodney Liptak at Norfolk, Virginia September 29, 1989.

Roy Frederick Goin, son of George Milton Goin and Frances A. Kolb Goin, was born October 17, 1900. He was married about 1923 to Ethel Smith Garrison. He died November 29, 1954. Children born to Roy Frederick Goin and Ethel Smith Garrison Goin are unknown.

Beulah Pearl Goin, daughter of George Milton Goin and Frances A. Kolb Goin, was born May 17, 1903. She was mar-ried October 20, 1923 to Timothy Burgess. He died August 12, 1993.

Ethel Lena Goin, daughter of George Milton Goin and Frances A. Kolb Goin, was born January 21, 1907. She was married June 8, 1924 to Troy Best who was born in 1903. She died October 14, 1992 and was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery in Springfield.

Orville Earl Goin, son daughter of George Milton Goin and Frances A. Kolb Goin, was born March 10, 1909. He was married about 1932 to Elsie Friend. Children born to Orville Earl Goin and Elsie Friend Goin are unknown.

Gladys Goin, daughter of George Milton Goin and Frances A. Kolb Goin, was born October 17, 1911 and died the same day..

Rachel A. Goin, daughter of Nelson Goin and Mary Ann “Polly” Pritchard Goin, was born about 1849. She was married about 1867, husband’s name Boyd.

Levi Goin, son of Nelson Goin and Mary Ann “Polly” Pritchard Goin, was born March 30, 1856. He was interviewed July 23, 1937 by the Works Progress Administration Indian-Pioneer History Project for Oklahoma in Dewey County, Oklahoma by Ethel E. Palmer:

“I came to Oklahoma July 4, 1889 from Kansas; we moved in a covered wagon, drove horses and were about six days on the road. I came to Stillwater where they tried to sell me a lot and a house; this house was built on rollers. I stayed around Payne’s Fort which was a big log house built on a large hill. Payne was trying to get Oklahoma settled up. I moved on to Kingfisher and filed on land there.

I was at the Cheyene-Arapaho opening in 1892, and there were soldiers all on the inside of the Cheyene-Arapaho land. The soldiers were trying to keep the “Sooners” from going in; however, a great number of people had already gone in. Everyone got all fixed on the line, and because the Sooners had scared the deer and the antelope out here, they came up among this crowd of people.

I was at the opening of the Cherokee Strip, and I made the race for it. I went to Hennessey to register, and I was in line just one week. There were thousands of people there, and if a man left his place in the line for a minute, he would lose out and would have to go to the end of the line. If a person had been in the Cherokee Strip, he or she would not be allowed to enter.

At twelve o’clock, the guns were fired, and there was a freight train on the line; people had tied themselves on the side of the boxcars, but the horses outran the train. Dozens of horses were found dead after the race, which had been run to death. The train did not stop at Enid as it should have, and people burned the railroad bridges, and then the war between Enid and North Enid began. Congress had to put a stop to the trouble. I was just too slow, so I didn’t get a place as I was looking for town
property.

The next drawing was at Lawton in August. I got on the train at Kingfisher, and the train was so crowded that the conductor could not get through to take the tickets, and it was so hot that a fellow could scarcely live. I waited a day and a night before I registered there. They put all the tickets in a barrel, but I was unlucky as there were too many people for the land numbers.

I filed on a relinquishment at Kingfisher and lived in a stockade log house. We drove logs down into the ground; they were standing up pretty high off the ground, then we took logs and laid them the other way until the building was up pretty high, then took hay and covered that, then covered the hay with dirt, and we also had dirt floors. We had one big goods box for our table and two or three cane bottomed chairs. The toad frogs would get thick under our bed, then the rattlesnakes would get under and run the frogs out.

When I first came to Oklahoma, there was only one family within 12 miles of me. We raised broomcorn, kaffircorn, and wheat, and we would bind our wheat, then tie the bundles by hand. We would get from 25 to 40 cents per bushel for wheat and from $25 to $30 per ton for our broomcorn.”

Lavisa Jane “Jennie” Goin, daughter of James Sylvester Goin and Mary Elizabeth Stroud Goin, was born about 1870. She was married about 1888 to Charles Green and lived at Dover, Oklahoma, Territory. He applied administration of the estate of James Sylvester Goin September 9, 1901.

Mary Alice Goin, daughter of James Sylvester Goin and Mary Elizabeth Stroud Goin, was born October 4, 1872. She died August 7, 1891 and was buried in Banner Cemetery.

Henry O. Goin, son of James Sylvester Goin and Mary Eliza-beth Stroud Goin, was born 1876. He was married about 1900, wife’s name Margaret, and lived at Dover, Oklahoma Territory. Children born to Henry O. Goin and Margaret Goin are unknown.

Gertrude Goin, daughter of James Sylvester Goin and Mary Elizabeth Stroud Goin, was born about 1878. She was married about 1898, husband’s name Keniston and lived near Dover.

James Albert Goin, son of James Sylvester Goin and Mary Elizabeth Stroud Goin, was born about 1879. He was married about 1902, wife’s name Stella, and lived at Dover. Children born to James Albert Goin and Stella Goin are unknown.

Anna Goin, daughter of James Sylvester Goin and Mary Eliza-beth Stroud Goin, was born was born about 1880. She was married about 1900 to Thomas Clark and lived at Dover.

Elizabeth “Betsey” Goin, daughter of Uriah Goin and his first wife, was born about 1820 in Claiborne Colunty. She was married about 1839 to William Riley Holton. In 1855, Eli Goin wrote that the Holtons were living “on that little place above Keck” in Claiborne County. Seven children were born to them.

John W. Goin, son of Uriah Goin and Nancy Goin Goin, was born about 1848 in Claiborne County. He was recorded there in the 1850 census as a two-year-old. He did not reappear in the 1860 census of his parents’ household, suggesting that he died during the decade.

Isaac Abraham Goin, son of Thomas Goin, was born about 1789, probably in Hawkins County. He was married March 24, 1809 to Temperance A. “Tempey” Gray in Claiborne County. On November 8, 1814 he enlisted in Capt. John Brock’s company of Tennessee militia. He was discharged as a private May 18, 1815. His name was later listed in “War of 1812, Index of Pensioners.” They also appeared in “Abstract Pensions of Claiborne County, Tennessee, The Revolution, War of 1812 and All Wars Prior to 1883” compiled by Annie Walker Burns

In the 1830 census of Claiborne County, Tennessee, page 134, “Isaac Goin” was enumerated as the head of a household:

“Goin, Isaac white male 30-40
white female 30-40
white male 15-20
white male 10-15
white female 10-15
white female 10-15
white female 5-10
white female 5-10”

In the 1840 census of Claiborne County, page 248, “Isaac Goin” was enumerated as the head of a household composed of:

“Goin, Isaac white male 40-50
white female 40-50
white male 15-20
white female 15-20
white female 15-20
white male 0-5
white female 0-5”

“Isaac Goin” was enumerated as the head of Household 839-596 in the 1850 census of Claiborne County:

“Goin, Isaac 57, born in Tennessee
Tempey 57, born in Tennessee
Naomi 30
Sally 25
Martha 18
Alfred 17
Lucretia 15
Polly J. 13
Christopher 11

Abraham Isaac Goin received Bounty Land Warrant 22273 for 80 acres of land in 1850. He appeared as a witness for 17 days in 1853 in the trial of the slander suit filed by his nephew Elijah Goin against Sterling Mayes. In 1855 he received Bounty Land Warrant 27521 for 80 acres of land.

Abraham Isaac Goin died December 26, 1875 in Claiborne County and was buried in Pleasant Point Cemetery. Temper-ance A. “Tempey” Gray Goin lived at Speedwell, Tennessee at that time. She died at Compensation, Tennessee in 1888.

It is believed that children born to Abraham Isaac Goin and Temperance A. “Tempey” Gray Goin include:

Isaac Goin born about 1810
John A. Goin born December 22, 1812
Martin Van Buren Goin born about 1818
Naomi “Oma” Goin born about 1820
Anna Goin born about 1823
Sarah “Sally” Goin born about 1825
William James “Big Bill” Goin born March 26, 1826
Martha Goin born about 1832
Alfred Goin born about 1833
Lucretia Goin born about 1835
Mary Jane “Polly” Goin born about 1837
Christopher “Kit” Goin born about 1839
Hulda Goin born about 1843

Isaac Goin, son of Abraham Isaac Goin and Temperance A. “Tempey” Gray Goin, was born about 1810, probably in Clai-borne County. He appeared as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Claiborne County, page 134, adjoining the household of his parents. The family was enumerated as:

“Goin, Isaac white male 20-30
white female 20-30
white female 0-5”

Isaac Goin reappeared as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Claiborne County, still in an adjacent location to the household of his parents. The family was enumerated as:

“Goin, Isaac white male 30-40
white female 20-30
white female 10-15
white female 5-10
white male 0-5
white female 0-5”

An Isaac Goin, age 45, volunteered for the Second Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, U.S.A. on October 26, 1861 in Claiborne County. He was recorded with “permanent desertion” December 4, 1862.

John A. Goin, son of Abraham Isaac Goin and Temperance A. “Tempey” Gray Goin, was born December 22, 1812 in Clai-borne County. He was married about 1835 to Jane “Jenny” Haynes. They removed to Mercer County, Missouri before 1851. In June 1863 they removed to Decatur County, Iowa. He was remarried to Elmira Cox. John A. Goin died in Decatur County in May 1900 at age 77. Children born to John A. Goin, Jane “Jenny” Hynes Goin and Elmira Cox Goin are unknown.

Martin Van Buren Goin, son of Abraham Isaac Goin and Tem-perance A. “Tempey” Gray Goin, was born about 1818 in Clai-borne County. He removed to Mercer County, Missouri in 1850 with his brother William James Goin. Martin Van Buren Goin died August 10, 1866 and was buried in Eagleville, Missouri in Harrison County.

Naomi “Oma” Goin, daughter of Isaac Abraham Goin and Temperance Gray Goin, was born about 1820 in Claiborne County. She appeared at age 30 in the 1850 census of her fa-ther’s household. She was married February 1, 1853 to Ezekial “Zeke” Raney in Claiborne County.

Children born to them include:

Sarah “Sally” Raney born about 1857

Sarah “Sally” Raney, daughter of Ezekiel “Zeke” Raney and Naomi “Oma” Goin, was born about 1857 in Claiborne County. Sarah “Sally” Raney was married about 1877 to Elijah “Lige” Goin, son of Eli Goin and Rachel Edwards Goin. Fielding V. “Bob” Goin, grandson of Elijah “Lige” Goin and Rachel Edwards Goin, was resident of Bellevue, Washington in 1991.

Anna Goin, daughter of Abraham Isaac Goin and Temperance A. “Tempey” Gray Goin, was born about 1823 in Claiborne County. She was married October 12, 1842 to Abraham May-ers. Later she was remarried to Jefferson Myers.

Sarah “Sally” Goin, daughter of Abraham Isaac Goin and Tem-perance A. “Tempey” Gray Goin, was born about 1825. She appeared as a 25-year-old in the 1850 census of Claiborne
County. She remained unmarried.

William James “Big Bill” Goin, son of Abraham Isaac Goin and Temperance A. “Tempey” Gray Goin, was born March 26, 1826 in Claiborne County. By 1850, he was living in Knox County, Kentucky with his brother, Martin Van Buren Goin. They were influenced to move to Mercer County Missouri in that year by their cousin, Leroy Goin who had preceded them to Missouri in 1849..

Shortly after arrival in Mercer County, William James Goin was married there December 1, 1850 to Regina Constable, daughter of Annanias Constable and his second wife, Anna Gochenour Constable, according to Anna Lee Goin, family history researcher of Jefferson, Oregon. They bought a farm in northern Missouri, five miles south of the Iowa state line.

In 1864, as the Civil War swirled through Missouri, William James Goin and his mother-in-law, Anna Gochenour Constable moved by covered wagon to Linn County Oregon. Accompanying them were the families of his cousins, LeRoy Goin and Elijah “Little Lige” Goin. The party joined a wagontrain at St. Joseph, Missouri on the Missouri River.

Mary Ann Goin, oldest daughter of William James Goin, kept an account of trek up the Oregon Trail which was retained by Varion Elmer Goin, late member of the Foundation. He submitted it to the “Jefferson Review” 115 years later, and it was published in its edition of July 12, 1979. The account also appeared in “Goin & Variants” published in 1997 by Dianne Stark Thurman.

The account read:

“We bought and traded for our oxteams in Missouri. We fed out our corn and moved to Iowa on April 10, 1864. We stopped four miles south of Leon, Iowa, county seat of Decatur County, and there we finished our preparations. We made our tents and wagonsheets and bought our outfit. We started west On the 10th day of May. In our family there was Mother, Father, Mary, Sarah, George, Charlie and Alfred.

At some place between Leon and the Missouri River, we met the rest of the train. Capt. Patrick Willis and family had two wagons and a carriage; Jake Breeding, 1 wagon; The Camel family, 3 wagons; Henry King, 1 wagon; the Elkins family, 1 wagon; Ivans, 1 wagon; Perkaphile, 1 wagon; Lewellings, related to the Camels, 2 or 3 wagons and LeRoy Goin, 2 wagons.

We crossed the Missouri River at Omaha City and bought our supplemental food supply there, consisting of rice, flour and dried apples. We had started with flour, bacon, honey, lard,preserves, syrup, beans and rice. We had our milk and butter.

We had 2 wagons, Elijah Goin, wife and 2 children started with us and came until one of our wagons broke down just before entering the Black Hills. We busted a hubcap and should have brought it on until it broke, but as it was, we distributed our stuff between the wagons. Elijah Goin went on with LeRoy Goin.

The Lewellings and Camels dropped out soon on the trip. The Lewellings pulled out before we got to the Rockies.

We had started to California, but changed our minds at Ft. Bridger* and continued with the rest of the train to Oregon. The Perkaphile family left the train at Ft. Bridger and went to California. We didn’t see a single dwelling between Omaha City and Ft. Bridger.

At a Mormon settlement in Utah, we traded soap and linen towels for radishes, and I think, lettuce. At another Mormon settlement on Bear River, we caught lots of fish, salted some down and added them to our supplies. About two or three hundred miles east of Boise, we drew out alone from the wagontrain because of trouble with Jim Estes. Leroy’s [family] came on to Oregon and stayed there.”

*Ft. Bridger had been established on the Green River in southwestern Wyoming in 1843 by Jim Bridger, fur trader and frontiersman. His family arrived in St. Louis in 1812, and at the age of 18, he joined Gen. William H. Ashley’s fur-trapping expedition up the Missouri River to the mouth of the Yellow­stone. He was the first explorer into the area of Yellowstone National Park and was the first to report the Great Salt Lake in Utah.

The Goins were joined by another member of the party, Phoebe Ellen Goin, September 29, 1864, just as they arrived in Oregon. She, their eighth child, was born in the John Day Campgrounds at the end of the Oregon Trail.

In October of 1864, the party arrived in Linn County, Oregon and went to a farm that his cousin Thomas Jefferson Goin had obtained for him. William James Goin paid $50 for the farm to a man who was abandoning the place. The purchase cleared the title, and the family found itself in possession of a farm with a one-room house with a lean-to kitchen. The kitchen roof leaked, and the constant Oregon rain turned the kitchen into a “loblolly.” Eight years later, the family had a new home built from lumber which had been hand-planed by the house­holder. This farm still remains in the possession of the Goin descendants in 1998.

An article was written about the house in 1933 by “G.A.S.”

“Out at the Sterling Henry Goin ranch on the Greens Bridge Road still stands the old frame house build in 1872 by Mr. Goin’s father, William Goin. Sunday, while at the Goin’s, we enjoyed walking through the old rooms, and in our imagina­tion, reconstructed the rooms, once more making them livable.

Old houses hold a fascination to us who visit them years after their usefulness is gone. They speak of the joys and sorrows, marriages, births and deaths–the whole scale of human experiences and emotions–retaining the personality of those who once called it home.

We crossed the old and worn threshold into the largest room, or the livingroom. The ceiling was boarded and stripped, and lookingly closely, we observed that each strip had been hand-beveled. For that matter, Mr. Goin told us that all the lumber in the house had been hand planed and was taken from trees felled on that place.

Centered at one end of the room was the fireplace with a wooden mantle showing marks of services done in its day. This end of the room was wood-paneled, with a row of shelves across one corner. At the other corner was the stairway lead­ing to the three rooms above, with the narrowest, steepest steps I’ve ever climbed. And having climbed them, I wonder how the eight Goin children escaped breaking their necks.

In the little room to the left of the livingroom downstairs, we found a goldmine of old papers that had been used for paper­ing the walls. There were copies of ‘The Commoner’ edited by William Jennings Bryan in Nebraska in 1902, copies of the Claiborne, Tennessee paper, the Goins’ hometown, early Albany papers. One was a copy of ‘The Jefferson Review’ of 1903 [which we brought home.]

I almost forgot to tell you about an old rocking chair in one of the upstairs rooms. It was made by “Big Bill” Goin years ago. The chair has a high ladder back, rockers and a twin-laced seat. The rockers, arms and all parts plainly show the hand-shaping of the wood. Can’t you see this rocker pulled in front of the fireplace and a rag rug or two on the floor–a home established in a new country, so different from Tennessee.”

William James “Big Bill” Goin died February 24, 1903 in Linn County and was buried in the Miller Cemetery. Regina Constable Goin survived until May 9, 1913 and was buried beside her husband.

Children born to William James “Big Bill” Goin and Regina Constable Goin include:

[son] born and died April 7, 1851
Mary Ann Goin born March 13, 1853
John Lafayette Goin born January 13, 1855
Charles Thomas Goin born December 16, 1855
Alfred Newton Goin born April 24, 1858
George Riley Goin born August 7, 1860
Sarah Lucette Goin born July 28, 1862
Phoebe Ellen Goin born September 29, 1864
Jasper Lee Goin born February 21, 1867
[daughter] born August 7, 1869
Sterling Henry Goin born November 25, 1870

Martha Goin, daughter of Abraham Isaac Goin and Temperance A. “Tempey” Gray Goin, was born in July 1834, according to her enumeration in the 1900 census in Claiborne County. She appeared there in the 1850 census at age 18 living in the household of her parents. “Martha Goin, 65, “born in Tennessee in July 1834,” was enumerated in the 1900 census of Knox County, Tennessee, Civil District 1, Enumeration District 58, page 11, living with her daughter, Mrs. Tempia A. Cheatham at 503 Cumberland Street in Knoxville.

Children born to Martha Goin include:

Tempia A. Goin born about 1852

Tempia A. Goin, daughter of Martha Goin and an unknown father, was born about 1852 in Claiborne County. She was shown as “age 7” in the 1860 census of the home of her grandfather, Isaac Abraham Goin.

She was married October 31, 1866 [at age 14?] in Claiborne County to John W. Cheatham, according to the research of Leon Meyers. “Mrs. Tempia A. Cheatham” was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Knox County, living at 503 Cumberland Street in Knoxville. Children born to the Cheathams are unknown.
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Alfred Goin, son of Abraham Isaac Goin and Temperance A. “Tempey” Gray Goin, was born about 1833 in Claiborne County. He appeared at age 17 in the 1850 census. He served in a Confederate regiment in the Civil War, was captured and died of smallpox in Ft. Delaware, Delaware while a prisoner of war. He died unmarried. Dianne Thurman, family reseacher of Wichita, Kansas wrote December 8, 1996 that Alfred Goin died in a New Jersey prison March 26, 1864 and was buried there.

Lucretia Goin, daughter of Abraham Isaac Goin and Temper-ance A. “Tempey” Gray Goin, was born about 1835 in Clai-borne County. She appeared as a 15-year-old in the 1850 cen-sus. She was enumerated in the 1870 census of her parents’ household. She did not marry.

Mary Jane “Polly” Goin, daughter of Abraham Isaac Goin and Temperance A. “Tempey” Gray Goin, was born about 1837. She appeared at age 13 in the 1850 census. She died at age 17, leaving a child, Temperance “Tempey” Goin, according to Anna Lee Goin.

Temperance “Tempey” Goin, daughter of Mary Jane “Polly” Goin, was born about 1852 in Claiborne County and was reared by her grandparents. She was married to John Cheatham there October 31, 1866.

Christopher “Kit” Goin, son of Abraham Isaac Goin and Temperance A. “Tempey” Gray Goin, was born about 1839 in Claiborne County. He appeared at age 11 in the 1850 census. He was married January 24, 1862 to Mary Ann Lewis. He served in a Confederate regiment during the Civil War and was a prisoner of war in Camp Chase, Illinois. He died there August 5, 1863.

“Mary, a daughter of Isabel Lewis and a granddaughter of Fielding Lewis, Sr, was married to Christopher Goins, a son of Isaac Goins,” according to “In Old” Tazewell.” “He died in a few years, leaving her in charge of one son who also died. She then married John McCrary, a son of George McCrary of Pow-ell Valley. They emigrated to Texas some time in the 80s and are living there at the present.”
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Edmund Clair Calavan, a descendant of Thomas Goin of Brunswick County, Virginia, was born January 13, 1913 in Linn County, Oregon. In his autobiography published in 1992, he wrote:

“The first person I remember, outside our immediate family, was Thomas Jefferson “Uncle Jeff” Goin, my great uncle, an older brother of my deceased grandmother, Amanda Red “Mandy” Goin. Uncle Jeff loved children, but had none of his own. The San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 had wiped out Uncle Jeff’s considerable fortune in a few hours. He felt himself unable to face his wealthy friends, so returned to Oregon to teach school, as he had done many years before. My parents had bought the farm owned by Dad’s father and were living there when I was born. Uncle Jeff was teaching school about 15 miles away, but for some nostalgic reasons he frequently visited my parents’ Bilyeu Den home. He enjoyed playing with my sister and me; even had pet names for us [Rip for my sister, 15 months younger than I, and Tear for me]. But in his old age, Uncle Jeff developed Parkinson’s disease and died in July 1915 when I was only two and one-half years old. He was buried in the Bilyeu Den Cemetery overlooking the beautiful valley where I was born. I have visited his grave, next to that of my grandmother, at every opportu-nity.”

Descendant Researchers

Jane “Debbie” Goin-Bergin. Bergin Const, 77165 Calle Monterey, La Quinta, CA, 92253, 805/239-7925
Debra Richard Glenn Bonds, Box 5124, Midland, TX, 79704, 915/687-6211
F. M. Brummett, 4409 Greenbrier, Long Beach, CA, 90808
Anna Lee Goin, 13811 Jefferson Highway 993, Jefferson, OR, 97352
Lynn & Nancy Goin, 9357 E. Harrison Park, Tucson, AZ, 85749, 602/749-5722
Sherry Linn Goin, 401 Castleton Ave, Mt. Vernon, IL, 62864, 618/242-5570
Clara Jane Goin Houser, 10409 E. Windflower Ct, Sun Lakes, AZ, 85248.
Norma Louise Goin Johnson, 1317 S. 26th St, Mt. Vernon, IL, 62864, 618/244-6507.
Jerry Jones, 1805 335th Lane, Earlham, IA, 50072
Carol Anne Ledford, 89 Wendover, Asheville, NC, 28806
Clyde Leon Meyers, CA, leon.meyers@worldnet.att.net
Beverly J. Ellison Nelson, 3391 Aksarben Avenue, Littleton CO, 80123, 303/794-1727
Pat Goins Rice, 300 Cooper Run Road, Shepherdsville, KY, 40165
Louise Goins Richardson, 2207 E. Lake Street, Paragould, AR, 72450, 501/239-4763
Mary Melvina Burns Stark, 239 Deerfield Street, Houston, TX, 77022, 713-697-7874
William J. & Jean E. Stark, 13034 Rummel Creek, Houston, TX, 77079, 713/465-4261
Tamara Louise “Tammy” Goin-Stone, Box 738, Ontario, OR, 97914 503/889-2292
Dianne Lee Stark Thurman, 4201 Wildflower Circle, Wichita, KS, 67210, 316-529-0438
Harold M. Wasson, 104 Lochleven Road, Severna Park, MD, 21146.
Kenny Ann Gibson Wood, 8718 S. 68th E. Avenue, Tulsa, OK, 74133, 918/481-1661

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