140 Goochland Co, VA – D

GOOCHLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA–D

ISHAM AND SUSANNA “SUSAN” BRATCHER GOINS

Isham Goins (spelling varies) was born ca. 1784 in Virginia. His birth year is based on the fact that he seems to have first paid taxes in the year 1800 at age 16 as was required by law at that time. We believe he was born in Bedford County where his father appears on tax lists in 1783 and 1786, though NOT in 1784 or 1785. His mother’s name is not known. We wonder if her maiden name was “Preston” as Isham named his first child Preston. Campbell Co., TN records in 1839 tell us that Isham was the only child of his parents marriage. He grew up in Bedford Co.,VA. Research is made difficult in two early years of the State of Virginia due to the fact that the 1790 and 1800 censuses were damaged or destroyed during the War of 1812. The 1790 and 1800 censuses have been ”reconstructed” by using tax lists of the time periods. By the 1810 census, which does exist for Bedford County, our Daniel Going and Isham Goin families have left Virginia and migrated to Tennessee. The early Tennessee censuses were also destroyed during the War of 1812 and the 1820 census for east Tennessee is “lost” or “destroyed.” The earliest census we have for east Tennessee is the 1830. So documentation in the areas where our particular Going/Goins families lived in the late 1700s and early 1800s must be done from sources other than census records.

Isham Goins was married October 15, 1802 in Bedford County, Virginia to Susanna Bratcher. This marriage is found in “Bedford County, Virginia Marriages, 1800‑1850”.

Susanna, referred to on the 1850 census as Susan and in Gowen Research Foundation manuscripts as “Sookie”, was born in Bedford County, Virginia in 1787. Her father was Canada/Canidy Bratcher which is verified by information given on the marriage license in Bedford County. Canada Bratcher is on the 1787 Bedford County, Virginia tax list, verifying Susanna’s place of birth. Her mothers name has not been verified. Old Bratcher family information states that Canada Bratcher married Rachael “Biddy” Robinson in Warren County, Tennesse, but gives no date for the marriage. Warren County, Tennessee was not formed until 1807 so a marriage for these individuals could not possibly exist in that county. As previously stated, Canada Bratcher was in Bedford County, Virginia in 1787. Also on that same tax list is John Bratcher who is said to be Canada’s father. Canada’s mother’s name is given as Jane Canada. We have not found marriage records for.either John and Jane Canada Bratcher or Canada and Rachael Robinson Bratcher, but we feel they will eventually be found in the state of Virginia, not in the state of Tennesse. We think from looking at the surnames in the areas or Virginia and Tennessee where the Bratcher families lived that Canada Bratcher’s wife surname is likely to be Robertson instead of Robinson. This feeling is also based on a statement in the Bratcher family information that Susanna had a brother Robertson Bratcher who who appears on Campbell County, Tennessee censuses, the same county in which Isham and Susanna Bratcher Goins lived.

Isham and Susanna were young when they married, with Isham being about 18 years of age and his new wife perhaps as young as 15 years of age. Their grandson, Benjamin Franklin Goin , son of their second child Daniel Goin, states that his father Daniel was the second born child of Isham and one of a family of 14 children. This information is found in “Portrait and Biographical Record of Johnson and Pettis Counties, Missouri”,” published in 1895. (Copy of this history with this material) We have identified by name 11 children believed to be the sons and daughters of Isham and Susanna. It is likely that the other 3 children died as infants or in their younger years. At this time only three of the eleven children listed have been documented as the children of Isham and Susanna: Daniel, Isham (Jr.) and Martha. There is information given here on the eleven children who are at this time assumed to be their children. We hope that further research will lead to documentation of more of their children.

Isham and Susanna’s first child, Preston Goins, was born in 1804 in Bedford County, Virginia. The young couple was living with Isham’s parents at that time, as indicated by Bedford County tax lists. This was a time when children were usually named after grandparents. We do not find the name “Preston” to be a name found in the Goins family, which causes us to wonder if “Preston” could have been Isham’s mother’s maiden name. Shortly after the birth of their first child, Isham and his family, along with members of Susanna’s family migrated across the mountains of Virginia and south into the state of Tennessee. We find no evidence the Isham and Susanna lived at any place in Tennessee except Campbell County. The area where we believe they settled would have been in Claiborne County in 1805 but the new county of Campbell was formed the next year.

In 1806 Isham and Susanna’s second child, Daniel, was born in Tennessee. The year and state of his birth are verified by the 1850 Claiborne County, Tennessee census. Daniel’s son Benjamin Franklin Goin (1835‑1913) states in the year 1895 in “Portrait and Biographical Record of Johnson and Pettis Counties, Missouri” that his father was born in Tennessee, “the second born in a family comprised of fourteen children”. Daniel’s father, Benjamin Franklin’s grandfather, is named in this record as Isham Goins. Daniel was named after his paternal grandfather, Daniel Going/Goins.

In 1807 Isham and Susanna’s third child, Jane, called Jenny, was born in Tennesee, probably in Campbell County. The 1850, 1860 and 1880 Campbell County Tennessee census verify this information. Jenny and her family have not yet been found on the 1870 census.

The couple’s fourth child, Canada, was born in 1808 in Tennessee, probably in Campbell County. This year and place of birth are verified by the 1850, 1860 and 1870 Whitley County, Kentucky censuses. Canada and his family moved to Whitley County, which is adjacent to Campbell County Tennessee on the north, across the Kentucky state line. We have an unverified birth date for Canada of October 25, 1808. He has only a Civil War marker on his grave and we have not been able to find a record of any birth date except the year indicated by censuses. He was named after his maternal qrandfather, Canada Bratcher.

There was probably a fifth child born to Isham and Susanna about 1810 who is assumed to have died at a young age.

In 1812 the sixth child, William, was born in Tennessee, probably Campbell County. His age and state of birth are verified by the 1850 and 1860 Campbell County, Tennessee censuses.

There is another William Goin who was born in 1804 who appears with his wife Lucitha on the 1830, 1840 and 1850 Campbell County, Tennessee censuses and on the 1860 Fannin County, Texas census. This William has been considered to be the son of Isham and Susanna in the past. There are many mentions of this “older” William in LDS Church records and in Gowen Research Foundation manuscripts. He has been listed many times as the son of Isham Goin. Recent research by Jim Young of Mcalester, Oklahoma has omitted this “older” William as Isham’s son primarily based on his place of birth. The 1850 Campbell County, Tennessee census lists him as being born in South Carolina. The 1860 Fannin County, Texas census also lists his birthplace as South Carolina. We do not know his relationship to the family of Isham Goins. He appears on the 1830 and 1840 Campbell County, Tennesse census, married, with a family. He is not living “adjacent” to Isham Goins on any Campbell County census but could be considered to be living “in the same neighborhood”. We hope further research may someday tell as who the parents of this “olderl” William are. We do believe that he is not the son of Isham, but that the “younger” William born about 1812 is Isham’s son. As the older William is found in Campell County on early censuses along with Isham and his family we can’t help but wonder if there is not a family connection that we have not found.

In 1814 we find the first record of Isham/Isam Goins in the state of Tennessee. Isham served in the 3rd Regiment of the East Tennessee Militia during the War of 1812. His record from the National Archives, Washington, DC shows him on a muster roll with his company in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1814. In May of 1815, after his discharge, we find an affidavit made in Knoxville appointing a Knoxville Attorney to collect the pay due him for his service. In this affidavit Isham Goins states that he is “of Campbell County, Tennessee”. (War of 1812 record is enclosed with this material.)

In 1815 there was probably a seventh child born to Isham and Susanna who died as an infant or at a young age.

In 1816 Isham Going bought 2 parcels of land in Campbell County, Tennessee from Ephriam Ellison/Allison. Both deeds bear the same date of September 18, 1816. Each deed is for ten acres of land for a total purchase of 20 acres. We now know from the land descriptions in the deeds that our family is living in Campbell County at the foot of the Cumberland Mountains on a wagon road cut to the mountains near Davis Gap. The land bought at this time is bounded by Ellison’s land as well as the land of Charles Bratcher, believed to be the uncle of Susanna Bratcher Goins. (Deeds are included with this material)

The next year, in 1817, Isham and Susanna’s eighth child, John, was born in Campbell County, Tennessee. We have an unverified birth date for John of August 17, 1817. He has only a Civil War marker on his grave in Whitley County, Kentucky and we have not been able to find any date for his birth except the year indicated by census records. The year of 1817 is verifed by the 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 Whitley County, Kentucky censuses.

In 1818 we find the second record of Isham Goins in Campbell County when he appears on the tax list there.

On February 8, 1818 the ninth child of Isham and Susanna, Rachael was born in Campbell County, Tennessee. We assume she was named for her maternal Grandmother, Rachael Robinson/Robertson Bratcher. The 1850 and 1860 Campbell County, Tennessee censuses as well as the 1870 and 1880 Anderson County, Tennessee censuses verify this year for her birth. Her birth and death dates are given on the her marker in Ross Cemetery, near Coal Creek and Clinton, in Anderson County, Tennessee.

In 1820 it would seem that the tenth child was born to Isham and Susanna in Campbell County, Tennessee. This child died young, prior to the 1830 census.

On January 12, 1822 Isham Goins bought 60 acres of land in Campbell County, Tennessee from “Canidy” Bratcher, who is assumed to be the brother of Susanna Bratcher Goins. This deed was witnessed by Daniel Goins, Isham’s father and “Canidy” Bratcher, Sr., Susanna’s father. The deed states that this is the “place whereon Isham Goins now lives”. It would appear that with a growing family which now included at least seven children, Isham and Susanna had moved from the “Ellison land” purchased in 1816 to the land of Susanna’s brother prior to the purchase of this land in 1822. The property, according to the deed, adjoins the land that Isham purchased from Ellison in 1816. Other conditional lines mentioned in the deed are with the property of Canidy Bratcher and Charles Bratcher. The witnesses on this deed show that Isham’s parents, Daniel Going and his wife, as well as Susanna’s parents, Canada and Rachael Bratcher (Sr.) were in Campbell County, Tennesse in 1822.

In 1823 Isham Goins again appears on the tax list in Campbell County, Tennessee..

In 1823 the eleventh child, Isham, was born to Isham and Susanna in Campbell County, Tennessee. We find Isham referred to in Lee County, Virginia records in later years as Isham M. Goins. Isham is found living at home with his parents on the 1850 Campbell County, Tennessee census. After his marriage in Campbell County we find him living in Rose Hill Township, Lee County, Virginia on the 1860, 1870 and 1880 censuses. The record of his third marriage in Lee County, Virginia states that he is the son of Isham and Susan Goins of Campbell County, Tennessee.

On July 5, 1824 Isham and Susanna’s twelfth child, James, was born in Campbell County, Tennessee. The 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 Campbell County censuses verify this birth year. His birth and death dates are taken, also, from his marker at Glade Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in the community of Fincastle, Campbell County, Tennessee.

In 1827 the thirteenth child, Elizabeth, called Betsy, was born in Campbell County, Tennessee. We have found her marriage in Campbell County but do not find she and her husband on the 1850 Campbell County census. “Betsy” appears to have died young, prior to September 1857, when her husband remarried in Campbell County, Tennessee.

The 1830 Campbell County, Tennessee census shows the household of Isham Goins and his wife with 9 children living at home, 6 sons and 3 daughters. Sons Preston, Daniel, William, John, Isham (Jr.) and James are all unmarried and living at home. Their daughters, Jane, Rachael and Elizabeth are also all unmarried and at home. Only their son, Canada has married and is found to be living 10 houses away from his Parents on this census.

Also in the household in 1830 is a male aged 60‑70 (born 1760‑1770). We believe this to be Isham’s widowed father Daniel Going/Goins. We know that Daniel was living in Campbell County in 1822 when he witnessed a deed between his son and Canada Bratcher. He is not listed on the Campbell County, Tennessee census as head of his own household. We also know from Campbell County court records that Daniel died in Campbell County in 1838. It seems evident that this is he, living with his only son and his family in 1830. Daniel was born 1755‑1758 and should be recorded on this census as age 70‑80 (rather than age 60‑70)‑but probably whoever gave the information to the census taker just wasn’t sure how old “Grandpa” was! Actually “Grandpa” Going himself may not have been sure just how old he was! (Census enclosed ‑ though you already have it)

In 1831 Isham and Susanna’s fourteenth and youngest child, Martha,was born in Campbell County, Tennessee. Martha is referred to on later censuses as Mattie. Martha is found still unmarried and living at home with her parents on the 1850 Campbell County, Tennessee census. She married in Campbell County, Tennessee in 1852 but has not been found on the 1860 census. The 1870 and 1880 census of Campbell County verify her year of birth, as does the age given on the 1850 census.

By the end of this year, 1831, Susanna had given birth to 14 children in her life. Eleven of them were living. Only their son Canada was married and had left home. Their home was probably typical of the times, perhaps a two room log structure. With ten children living at home their household was likely very crowded and one can imagine the work involved just raising their food and cooking for a family of twelve!!

We believe Isham and Susanna and their large family were living at this time in the eastern part of Campbell County toward the Claiborne County line. There was a Post Office of Glenville established in this area in 1832 with the name being changed to Fincastle in 1836. This post office existed until 1907 when it was moved to Lafollette, Tennessee. The mail in this area today is delivered from the post office in Lafollette. But if you drive northeast out of Lafollette on Route 63 along the base of the Cumberland mountains toward Cumberland Gap you will still find the area called Fincastle. The settlements of Well Springs, Bethlehem and Flat Hollow are still there also where our Goins family lived and their descendants still live today. The area has been changed since the early years of the county by the building of Norris Dam on the Clinch River. Norris Lake now fills many of the valleys between the mountains where this family once lived.

On March 4, 1839 Isham Goins appeared in Campbell County, Tennesse Court to establish his fathers death and his right of inheritence. The court minutes read: “This day satisfactory evidence was produced in court proving that Daniel Goins was a Revolutionary pensioner of the United States at the rate of eight dollars per month, was a resident citizen of the County of Campbell, in the State of Tennessee, that he died in the County of Campbell and State of Tennessee, in the year one thousand eighthundred and thirty eight on the 22nd day of August, that he left no widow that he has but his one child is Isham Goins, who is his only heir at law.”

On April 27, 1840 Isham Goins sold his land in Campbell County, Tennessee to his son Preston Goins. The deed states that there are 100 acres of land being sold, but this is in error. It is actually only 80 acres.

The deed states that the land is in three tracts and describes each tract seperately. The three tract descriptions are exactly the same as the descriptions of the two ten acre parcels of land bought from Ephriam Ellison in 1816 and the 60 acre parcel bought from Canada Bratcher in 1822. Curiously, Preston Goins is not found on the Campbell County census in 1840, the same year he acquired his father’s property. Preston appears to have married ca. 1836 and seems to have had two daughters by his first wife, both born prior to 1840. We have searched the census for 1840 in Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky but do not find him as the head of household in any of those three states.

The 1840 Campbell County, Tennessee census shows that in this year Isham and Susanna have only their five youngest children living at home. In addition to Canada, who married prior to the 1830 census, their sons Preston, Daniel and John as well as their daughter Jane have married since the last census was taken. Their son William, who is about 28 years of age at this time is not living at home. We have not been able to find him in 1840, as we have not been able to find Preston the same year. Also in the household with Isham and Susanna on this census is an older female, age 70‑80 (born 1760‑1770). This female has been tradionally thought to be Susanna’s mother Rachael “Biddy” Robinson/Robertson Bratcher. We cannot verify this.

We have seen “old” Bratcher family information which has been passed on by Janet Jensen. She stated that she did not compile the data, but found it in the form of a hand written Family Record in the same format as a family group sheet. The compiler of the information was not known to Mrs. Jensen. It was obtained by her from the Bradshaw–Bratcher Letter which was published and sold several years ago. The information on Canada Bratcher, Sr. and his wife Rachael “Biddy” Robinson as found in this information certainly needs to be documented. We cannot find Susanna’s father Canada Bratcher, Sr. on the 1830 census in East or Middle Tennessee. There is an estate settlement for him in Warren County, Tennessee dated May and July 1834. The administrator of this estate is Allen Bratcher, said to be the son of Canada.There is a “Biddy Bratcher” listed on the 1830 Campbell County, Tennessee census,but if her age is stated correctly, she is too young to be the mother of Susanna Bratcher Goins. Further research on the Bratcher family will, hopefully, provide some documentation on Canada Bratcher, Sr. and his wife. Until further research is done, we will reserve our judgement as to whom the 70‑80 year old female might be who is living with Isham and Susanna Goins in 1840.

We find a deed dated Decamber 4, 1843 in Campbell County, Tennessee in Book K, pages 202 through 206. This deed is listed as “The Board of Directors of the Bank of Tennessee vs. Ishem and Preston Goin.” These four pages show the actual disposition of the property owned by Isham Goins. In June of 1843 Chancery Court sitting at Tazwell for the District composed of Grainger, Claiborn, and Campbell Counties found that a judgement in the amount of $521.31 due to the Bank of Tennessee had existed prior to the sale of Isham Goins property to his son Preston Goins. The Court declared the deed dated April 27, 1840 to be void. They further ordered that the property be sold for the debt of Isham Goins. This sale was held on December 4, 1843 on the courthouse steps in Jacksborough, the county seat of Campbell County. The property was sold for the amount of the judgement– $521.31 ‑ with the buyer being the Bank of Tennessee. On the September 16, 1847 the President and Board of Directors of the Bank of Tennessee at Rogersville requested that the court convey the lands bought by them to George W. Woodson of Campbell County, Tennessee. (Copy of this deed and court action is included with this material)

The 1850 census of Campbell County, Tennessee lists “Isem” Goin, 64 years of age, born in Virginia. He is a farmer with no value listed for land, indicating he does not own the land he is living on. His wife, Susan, is 63 years of age, born in Virginia. The couple has two children living at home, Isem, age 26,and Martha, age 19. Isham and Susan are living three houses from G. W. Woodson, who we believe to be George W. Woodson who bought Isham’s land from the Bank of Tennessee in 1847. It appears that Isham Goins and his family may still be living in the same home that they have lived in for years, perhaps “rented” from Woodson at this time. Isham and Susanna’s married children Preston, William, John and Rachael are not living close to their parents, although they are living close to each other. Perahps Woodson let Isham and Susan stay on the land they had lived on for so many years‑but did not let their married children live on that land. None of the above mentioned children own land in 1850.

Isham Goins and his wife Susanna “Susan” Bratcher Goins both died after the 1850 census but prior to the 1860 census. It seems logical that they both died in Campbell County, Tennessee where they had lived all of their lives. We find no Will or estate settlement for Isham in Campbell County, but this would not be unusual as he owned no land at the time of his death.

We will mention that we have found, in Gowen Research Foundation manuscripts, death dates for both Isham and Susan Goins. There is no source given for these dates and we have not been able to verify them. The death date given for Isham Goins is December 18, 1855 and it is said that he died in Campbell County, Tennessee. Susan Bratcher Goins is said to have died May 24, 1860 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. None of Isham and Susanna’s children appear on the 1860 census in Claiborne County and Susanna is not listed on the mortality schedule of that census. We would very much like to find the source of these death dates. We have checked the 4 volumes of “Campbell County, Tennessee Cemetery Records” by Edith Hutton and “Cemeteries of Claiborne County, Tennessee” by Paul Johnson and do not fine marked qraves listed for either Isham or Susanna.

We believe that they both died in Campbell County, Tennessee. We believe them to be buried in unmarked graves in the eastern part of that county, probably in the area of Fincastle, Well Springs or Bethlehem where their children are known to have lived in later years.
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Preston Goins, son of Isham Goins and Susannah Bratcher Goins, was born about 1804 in Bedford County, Virginia, according to the 1838 Campbell County, Tennessee tax list. He was married about 1836 to a woman, last name Parker/Parkee/Petrey. He was married a second time to Delphia A. King. Preston Goins died between 1870 and 1880 and lived in Campbell County, Tennessee at this time. Delphia A. King Goins died after 1880..

Children born to Preston Goins and first wife include:

Susan Goins born April 20, 1837 Campbell County, TN
Nancy Goins born about 1839, TN
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Susan Goins, daughter of Preston Goins and his first wife, was born April 20, 1837 in Campbell County, Tennesse. She was married to Henry S. Hunter September 9, 1852 in Campbell County, Tennessee. She died February 20, 1915 in Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas and was buried originally at Lead Hill Cemetery and later removed to New Milum Cemetery.

Nancy Goins, daughter of Preston Goins and his first wife, was born about 1839, in Tennessee. She remained at home until 1850, possibly removing to Missouri with her sister Susan. There is no evidence of her ever being married.

Children born to Preston Goins and Delphia A. “Delcy” King Goins include:

Milton Goins born about 1841, Campbell County, TN
Isham S. Goins born September 8, 1844, Campbell County, TN
John Goins born 1847, Campbell County, TN
Andrew Goins born about 1849, Campbell County, TN
Wyatt Goins born June 1852, Campbell County, TN
Benjamin Franklin Goins born October 15, 1854, Campbell County, TN
Marshall Goins born about 1856, Campbell County, TN
Granville Goins born May 1857, Campbell County, TN
Alvis Goins born February 1859, Campbell County, TN

Milton Goins, son of Preston Goins and Delphia A. “Delcy” King Goins, was born about 1841 in Campbell County, Tennessee. He was married to Phoebe Smith May 31, 1857 in Campbell County, Tennessee. He died in 1868 in Campbell County.

Isham S. Goins, son of Preston Goins and Delphia A. “Delcy” King Goins, was born September 8, 1844 in Campbell County, Tennessee. He was married to Melvina Large September 1, 1864 in Campbell County, Tennessee. He was later married to Sallie Patrick October 19, 1902. Isham S. Goins died May 20, 1905 in Campbell County and was buried close to Bethlehem Baptist Church.

John Goins, son of Preston Goins and Delphia A. “Delcy” King Goins, was born about 1847 in Campbell County, Tennessee. He was married to Mary A. Ashworth June 30, 1872.

Andrew Goins, son of Preston Goins and Delphia A. “Delcy” King Goins, was born about 1849 in Campbell County, Tennessee. He was never married. Andrew Goins died prior to the 1860 census in Campbell County.

Wyatt Goins, son of Preston Goins and Delphia A. “Delcy” King Goins, was born June 1852 in Campbell County, Tennessee. He was married to Phoebe Smith Goins August 29, 1868 in Campbell County. He later was married to Belle (MNU) Suttles between 1914 and 1920. Wyatt Goins died prior to 1921 in Lafollette, Campbell County, Tennessee.

Benjamin Franklin Goins, son of Preston Goins and Delphia A. “Delcy” King Goins, was born October 15, 1854 in Campbell County, Tennessee. He was married August 6, 1871 to Sarah “Sally” Smith in Campbell County. Benjamin Franklin Goins died April 5, 1939 and was buried in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery in Campbell County.

Marshall Goins, son of Preston Goins and Delphia A. “Delcy” King Goins, was born about 1856 in Campbell County, Tennessee. He was married April 20, 1876 to Martha “Patsy” Dossett in Campbell County. Marshall Goins died between 1896 and 1900 and was probably buried at Fincastle United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Granville Goins, son of Preaton Goins and Delphia A. “Delcy” King Goins, was born May 1857 in Campbell County, Tennessee. He was married October 4, 1875 to Louisa A. McGlothlin. Granville Goins died between 1910 and 1920 in Campbell County.

Alvis Goins, son of Preston Goins and Delphia A. “Delcy” King Goins, was born February 1859. He was married December 15, 1878 to Manda Kimberlin.
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William Davis Gowen, son of William Gowen, Jr. and Jamima “Jimminy” Burns Gowen, was born in 1788, according to his 1850 census enumeration. He was orphaned at about age eight, when his father was killed by an axe “in the hands of a crazy man,” according to William Floyd. His father may have been severely handicapped as a result of the axe attack, but he survived and died in 1815 in Williamson County, Tennessee.

His mother joined the household of a brother, believed to be James Burns, and William Davis Gowen and his brother, James Burns Gowen were “bound out” to their uncle.

It is believed that James Burns elected to remove to middle Tennessee about 1801 and took the Gowen family along in the move. About 1830, the Burns family joined a group of Ten­nesseeans in moving to Illinois. Members of the Gowen family continued to receive letters from the Burns family for the next 25 years. A letter written September 30, 1855 from Lebanon, Illinois from Marcus L. Burns, believed to be a grandson of James Burns, has been preserved by the descendants of William P. Gowen whom the writer addressed as “Dear Cousin.”

William Davis Gowen was married about 1812 to Elizabeth “Betty” Moore, described as a “most handsome woman” by de­scendants of James Burns Gowen. In that year the groom was 24, and the bride 17. He became one of the first doctors in Rutherford County.

“Dr. Gowens” was mentioned in the settlement of the estate of James Y. Laughlin who was deceased January 12, 1826 in Rutherford County. He deeded some land in that year to Richard Vinson, according to Rutherford County deed records. He bought a geography book from the estate of G. L. Rucker for $1.50 May 19, 1827, according to Rutherford County pro­bate records.

Dr. William Davis Gowen was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Rutherford County:

“Gowen, William D. white male 40-50
white female 30-40
white male 5-10
white female 0-5
White male 0-5

In 1833, Dr. William Davis Gowen deeded land to Jacob Wright, according to Rutherford County Deed Book T, page 622. In 1836, Cannon County was organized from the east­ern side of Rutherford County, and Dr. Gowen found himself in the new county. In 1838, he deeded land there to Susannah Bell, according to Cannon County Deed Book A, page 452.

Dr. William Davis Gowen appeared as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Cannon County, page 127:

“Gowen, William D. white male 50-60
white male 15-20
white female 10-15
white male 10-15
white female 5-10
white female 0-5”

For some reason Elizabeth “Betty” Moore Gowen did not ap­pear in the 1840 enumeration.

Dr. Gowen “of Cannon County” witnessed the will of Edmund Taylor at Woodbury, Tennessee May 5, 1847. He deeded a plot of land to John Hays in 1849, according to Cannon County Deed Book E, page 237.

On August 27, 1850 Dr. William Davis Gowen was enumer­ated as the head of Household 13-13, Sixth Civil District in Cannon County:

“Gowen, W. E. 62, born in VA, doctor, 1,500 real
estate
Elizabeth 55, born in TN
James J. 22, born in TN, student at
medicine
Matilda B. 20, born in TN, attending school”

Dr. Isaac M. Gowen, oldest child, does not appear in the enu­meration. He had married and established his own household in Cannon County at this time.

In 1851, Dr. William Davis Gowen deeded land to Henry Hays. In the same year, he purchased a house in Woodbury, the county seat, from Adam Elrod, according to Cannon County Deed Book 5, page 385.

The fifth child, a daughter listed in the 1840 census, did not reappear in 1850. It is assumed that she had died during the decade. Alvin Estill Lowe, an octogenarian of Rutherford County, related in December 1971 the story of a Gowen daughter who was killed in a bizarre childhood accident. He stated that many years ago the youngster was racing down the steep slope of “Gowen Hill” on Bradyville Pike in east central Rutherford County at “breakneck speed.” In her uncontrolable descent she collided with a tree. The resulting impact produced a concussion, and she died shortly afterward.

On June 8, 1852, Dr. William Davis Gowen wrote his will:

“I, William D. Gowen, of the County of Cannon and State of Tennessee, being weak in body, but of sound mind and memory, do make and publish this, my last will and testament, hereby revoking all others by me at any time made.

Item 1st. I desire that my body after my death be de­cently buried and my funeral expenses be paid and also that all my just debts be paid out of any moneys that I may die possessed of or that may first come into the hand of my executors as soon as possible.

Item 2nd. I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Julian Tilford, wife of N. C. Tilford the yellow negro girl named Louisa with all her future increase now in the possession of my said daughter Julian to her and the heirs of her body forever, and the said negro girl Louisa is bequeathed to my said daughter Julian Tilford ex­pressly for her own separate use and maintenance and the heirs of her body and that she is not to be subject to or liable for the debts of her said husband, N. C. Tilford.

Item 3rd. I give and bequeath to my daughter, Matilda B. Barry, wife of John Barry the negro girl Mary now in her possession and to the heirs of her body and to be for my said daughter’s own separate use and maintainance free from all liabilities of her said contracting.

Item 4th. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Eliza­beth Gowen the house and lote in the town of Woodbury which i purchased from Adam Elrod and formly occupied by John —— and upon which I now reside and all other properties not otherwise disposed of, of which I may die possessed of boath real and personal including my nots and accounts to be hers during her natural life and to be disposed of before or at her death as she may think best.

And lastly, I nominate and appoint Isaac M. Gowen my executor to this my last will and testament, no bond re­quired.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal on this the 8th day of May 1852.
William D. Gowen

Certified by Cannon County Court, August 12, 1852. William D. Gowen, deceased.”

Five years after the death of Dr. William Davis Gowen, a deed dated August 7, 1857 conveyed to John Gowen the “north half of Lot 1, Section 10, fronting on Washington Street, Tulla­homa, Coffee County, Tennessee.”

Elizabeth “Betty” Moore Gowen appeared as the head of a household in the 1860 census of adjoining Dekalb County, Tennessee:

“Gowen, Elizabeth 65, born in TN, domestic
Barry, Matilda 28, born in TN, domestic
William 6, born in TN
Fannie 4, born in TN”

Elizabeth “Betty” Moore Gowen died May 21, 1867, accord­ing to the research of a descendant, Nancy Ann Kelly Hargesheimer of Lubbock, Texas. Her obituary was pub­lished June 12, 1867 in “The Gospel Advocate,” a Church of Christ publication:

“Gowen, Sister Elizabeth. On Tuesday, May 21st, 1867 Sister Elizabeth, wife of the late Dr. W. D. Gowen of Cannon County at the residence of her son, Dr. James Gowen in Nashville, Tennessee, closed her pilgrimage on earth, in full hope of a much better state beyond the grave. In 1830, if we recollect, we had the pleasure of immersing her into the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit upon a confession of her faith, and for the past thirty-seven years our departed sister led a quiet and peaceable life as a member of the family of the Lord; and when seventy-eight years old, she left her friends without a murmur, and with a hope, as to the future, unmingled with doubt or fear. ‘Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.’ May her children and grandchildren still lingering on the shores of mortality, be prepared to meet our beloved sister in heaven.
Tolbert Fanning, Editor”

Children born to Dr. William Davis Gowen and Elizabeth “Betty” Moore Gowen include:

Cynthia M. Gowen born May 15, 1815
Julian Ann Yandall Gowen born November 21, 1821
Isaac M. Gowen born about 1824
James J. Gowen born in 1828
Matilda B. Gowen born in 1832
[daughter] born about 1835

Cynthia M. Gowen, daughter of Dr. William Davis Gowen and “Betty” Moore Gowen, was born about 1814, probably in Rutherford County. She was married there May 9, 1832 to Alexander Brown Carnes who was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina in 1810. He was a son of Alexander Carnes, Jr. and Mary Davis Carnes.

The family was enumerated in the 1840 census of nearby Bled­soe County, Tennessee, page 14:

“Carnes, A. B. white male 30-40
white female 20-30
white female 5-10
white male 5-10
white male 0-5
white male 0-5
white female 60-70 [Mary Carnes]

The family reappeared in the 1850 census of Cannon County, Household 564-864:

“Carnes, Alexander 40, born in North Carolina
Syntha M. 36, born in Tennessee
Mary E. 17, born in Tennessee
William D. G. 16, born in Tennessee
Alex B. 13, born in Tennessee
James K. P. 10, born in Tennessee
Isaac N. 7, born in Tennessee
Amanda A. B. 4, born in Tennessee
John E. T. 2, born in Tennessee
Carnes Mary J. 76”

Cynthia M. Gowen Carnes died February 23, 1858, and her obituary appeared in the August 1858 edition of “The Gospel Advocate:”

“Dear Brethren–I write to inform your readers of the death of a much esteemed and beloved sister in the Lord, Cynthia Carnes. Sister C. was a daughter of our well known deceased Bro. Dr. Gowen of Cannon County, Tenn, and consort of Bro. A. B. Carnes. Sister C. had been for a considerable time in poor health, and was fully aware of the approach of the last enemy. Here suf­ferings during her illness at times great, but she bore them with fortitude, saying ‘If it is right to wish it, I de­sire to be relieved from my sufferings, let the will of Lord be done.’ One of her favorite passages was, ‘they that trust in the Lord shall be at Mount Zion, which can­not be moved,’ and when friends were weeping around her, she quoted the lines–‘To sleep in Jesus, blessed sleep, from which none ever wake to weep.’ Sister C. had been a woman of prayer, daily, secret prayer, and when called to pass through the dark valley, it was in prayer and faith that she entered its gloom, not fearing nor doubting. Her chief regret, she said, was that she had not done more for her Master in Heaven.

Sister C. had been for nearly thirty years in the church of God, having been immersed by Bro. Frederick E. Becton. She often talked with her children about dying, and her most fervent desire was that they might be trained for the skies, and so live as to lay up treasures in Heaver. For them chiefly, she seemed desirous of living longer, but such was not the will of God. But though dead, she can still speak to them by the memory of her piety, her counsels and prayers. May that word which was the staff on which the wife and mother leaned in the journey to the tomb be the constant support of the husband and the children through all the pilgrimage of life. In hope of eternal life,
J. D. Eichbaum
McMinnville, Tennessee, June 24th, 1858”

Alexander Brown Carnes was remarried about 1859, wife’s name Elizabeth. The family was recorded again June 26, 1860 in the 1860 census of Cannon County as Household 462-462, postoffice at Bradyville, Tennessee:

“Carnes, A. B. 50, born in NC, surveyor, $9,640
real estate, $11,600 personal
property
Elizabeth 44, born in Tennessee
Alexander 22, born in Tennessee, farmer
James 20, born in Tennessee, student
Isaac 17, born in Tennessee, farmer
John 12,
Eliza 10,
Davis Jonathan 20, school teacher, $2,000
personal property
William 18, school teacher, $2,000
personal property
Thomas 14, $2,000 personal property
Mary 10, $2,000 personal property”

He died after 1887. Children born to Alexander Brown Carnes and Cynthia M. Gowen Carnes include:

Mary E. Carnes born about 1833
William Davis Gowen Carnes born September 21, 1834
Alexander B. Carnes born about 1837
James Knox Polk Carnes born about 1840
Isaac N. Carnes born about 1843
Amanda A. B. Carnes born about 1846
John E. T. Carnes born about 1848
Eliza Carnes born about 1850

William Davis Gowen Carnes, son of Alexander Brown Carnes and Cynthia M. Gowen Carnes, was born September 21, 1834 in Bledsoe County. He was married November 17, 1859 in Dekalb County to Mary Josephine Vick, according to Nancy Ann Kelley Hargesheimer. Mary Josephine Vick Carnes was born in 1843. He became a teacher.

He was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1860 cen­sus of Dekalb County June 12, 1860, postoffice at Liberty, Tennessee, Household 229-227:

“Carnes, W. D. G. 25, born in TN, teacher, married
within the year
Mary J. 17, born in TN”

The presence of William Davis Gowen Carnes in Dekalb County perhaps explains why his grandmother Elizabeth “Betsy” Moore Gowen and his aunt Matilda B. Gowen Barry were living in Dekalb County at this time. Mary Josephine Vick Carnes died in March 1880, and William Davis Gowen Carnes died January 21, 1908 in Thorpe Springs, Texas.

Children born to them include:

Fannie Eugene Carnes born February 29, 1868

Fannie Eugene Carnes, daughter of William Davis Gowen Carnes and Mary Josephine Vick Carnes, was born February 29, 1868, probably in Dekalb County. She was married May 17, 1885 to Andrew Gore Morgan who was born December 31, 1863 in Jackson County, Tennessee. He died in May 1914 in Nashville. She died May 23, 1928 in Gainesboro, Tennessee.

Children born to them include:

Clarence Carnes Morgan born February 21, 1886

Clarence Carnes Morgan, son of Andrew Gore Morgan and Fannie Eugene Carnes Morgan, was born February 21, 1886 in Jackson County. He was married May 19, 1907 in Denison, Texas to Verna Mae Boling who was born there June 25, 1889. He died September 19, 1945 in Dalhart, Texas, and she died in Lubbock February 11, 1962.

Children born to them include:

Ethel Elizabeth Morgan born March 8, 1912

Ethel Elizabeth Morgan, daughter of Clarence Carnes Mor­gan and Verna Mae Boling Morgan, was born March 8, 1912 in Ft. Worth, Texas. She was married October 1, 1934 to Lory Glenn Kelley who was born September 10, 1915 in Clay County, Texas. In 1936 they lived in Clovis, New Mexico. She died in Lubbock January 24, 1991.

Children born to them include:

Nancy Ann Kelley born November 4, 1936
Linda Sue Kelley born January 18, 1939
Phillip Glenn Kelley born June 27, 1943

Nancy Ann Kelley, daughter of Lory Glenn Kelley and Ethel Elizabeth Morgan Kelley, was born November 4, 1936 in Clovis. She was married May 15, 1959 to Kenneth Logan Hargesheimer. In 1991 they lived in Lubbock, Texas. She, a director of Gowen Research Foundation and a member of South Plains Genealogical Society, has done extensive research in the history of the Gowen family.

Children born to them include:

Kena Ann Hargesheimer born September 10, 1960
Gregory Michael Hargesheimer born September 19, 1965

Kena Ann Hargesheimer, daughter of Kenneth Logan Hargesheimer and Nancy Ann Kelley Hargeshemer, was born September 10, 1960. She was married about 1980 to Clinton Paul Fletcher. In 1990 they were divorced

Children born to them include:

Courtney Ann Fletcher born October 6, 1982
Cameron Price Fletcher born June 27, 1985

Phillip Glenn Kelley, son of Lory Glenn Kelley and Ethel Elizabeth Morgan Kelley, was born June 27, 1943. In 1995 he lived in Lubbock, unmarried.

Linda Sue Kelley, daughter of Lory Glenn Kelley and Ethel Elizabeth Morgan, was born January 18, 1939. She was mar­ried August 6, 1960 to Leslie Jennings McNiel. In 1991 they lived in Lubbock where he was employed by Dilliards De­partment Stores. She collaborated with her sister in the pursuit of Gowen family genealogy.

Children born to them include:

Leighann Elizabeth McNiel born October 8, 1968
Sean Leslie McNiel born November 14, 1966

Julian Ann Yandall Gowen, daughter of Dr. William Davis Gowen and Elizabeth “Betty” Moore Gowen, was born November 21, 1821, prob­ably in Rutherford County. She was married May 26, 1842 in Cannon County to Nicholas Calvert Tilford, Jr, according to the research of Imogene Tilford, a de­scendant and member of Gowen Research Foundation of Effin­gham, Illinois. He was born January 22, 1822 in Lawrence County, Alabama to Dr. Nicholas Calvert [Calvin?] Tilford and Jane Demasters Tilford.

Dr. Nicholas Calvert Tilford was born about 1788 in Amherst County, Virginia to James Tilford II, according to “Tilford Trails.” He was married March 6, 1811 to Jane Demasters in Rockbridge County, Virginia. Dr. Nicholas Calvert Tilford died abvout 1822 in Lawrence County, Alabama, and his widow was remarried September 16, 1823 to Capt. George Brandon.

Children born to Dr. Nicholas Calvert Tilford and Jane De­masters Tilford include:

Nancy Ann Tilford born November 12, 1812
Lucinda Tilford born about 1813
Elizabeth Jane born about 1814
John U. Tilford born about 1818
James Yandell Tilford born May 5, 1820
Nicholas Calvert Tilford, Jr. born January 22, 1822

Dr. Nicholas Calvert Tilford had lived in Rutherford County from 1812 to about 1818 and was probably well acquainted with Dr. William Davis Gowen. Imogene Tilford pointed out that both named children “Yandall,” suggesting a possible common relationship with a Yandall family.

Nancy Tilford, widow of John M. Tilford, appeared as the head of Household 908-908 at Readyville, Tennessee in the 1850 census of Rutherford County:

“Tilford, Nancy 65, born in NC, farmer $5,500 real
estate, $12,500 personal property
Henry 30, born in TN, laborer
McGowen, I. F. 36, born in TN, female
W. T. 14, born in TN, male
John 11, born in TN, male”

Nicholas Calvert Tilford, Jr. became a physician, perhaps under the tutelage of his father-in-law. They removed from Ten­nessee to Grayson County, Kentucky before the 1850 census.

Julian Ann Yandall Gowen Tilford was mentioned in the well of her father written May 8, 1852 as the recipient of “the yellow negro girl named Louisa expressly for her own sepa­rate use and main­tainance and heirs of her body and that she is not to be sub­ject or liable for the debts of her said hus­band, N. C. Til­ford.”

Dr. Nicholas Calvert Tilford died at age 55, March 15, 1877 in Grayson County as the result of a fall from a cliff on his prop­erty. He fell onto a raft of logs at the falls of Rough River. He was buried in Shain Cemetery near Leitchfield, Kentucky. She died November 24, 1908, three days after her 87 birthday and was buried beside her husband.

Children born to Dr. Nicholas Calvert Tilford and Julian Ann Yandall Gowen Tilford include:

William M. Tilford born August 9, 1843
James Knox Polk Tilford born January 20, 1845
Robert Weekly Brandon Tilford born January 14, 1847
Isaac M. B. Tilford born March 29, 1850
Franklin Pierce Tilford born Sept. 18, 1852
Beverly C. Clark Tilford born January 10, 1855
Elizabeth J. B. Tilford born Nov. 23, 1857
Beriah Magoffin Tilford born Sept. 25, 1859
Tennessee D. B. Tilford born July 24, 1862
John Cabell Breckenridge Powell Lee
Davis Tilford born June 9, 1865

William M. Tilford, son of Dr. Nicholas Calvert Tilford and Julian Ann Yandall Gowen Tilford, was born August 9, 1843 in Tennessee. He became a doctor, but died August 11, 1872 at age 29.

James Knox Polk Tilford, son of Dr. Nicholas Calvert Tilford and Julian Ann Yandall Gowen Tilford, was born January 20, 1845 in Tennessee. He was named for Tennessee Gov. James Knox Polk who later became president of the United States. He was married about 1868 to Sallie Haynes. He became a doctor and died November 9, 1919.

Robert Weekly Brandon Tilford, son of Dr. Nicholas Calvert Tilford and Julian Ann Yandall Gowen Tilford, was born Jan­uary 14, 1847 in Tennessee. He was married about 1870 to Phoebe Palestine Stinson. He became a druggist.

Isaac M. B. Tilford, son of Dr. Nicholas Calvert Tilford and Julian Ann Yandall Gowen Tilford, was born March 29, 1850 in Grayson County. He died January 13, 1890 unmarried.

Franklin Pierce Tilford, son of Dr. Nicholas Calvert Tilford and Julian Ann Yandall Gowen Tilford, was born September 18, 1852. He became a doctor.

Beverly C. Clark Tilford, son of Dr. Nicholas Calvert Tilford and Julian Ann Yandall Gowen Tilford, was born January 10, 1855 in Grayson County. He was married in August 1883 to Annie Bishop Fentress.

Elizabeth J. B. Tilford, daughter of Dr. Nicholas Calvert Til­ford and Julian Ann Yandall Gowen Tilford, was born November 23, 1857 in Grayson County. She died of suffoca­tion August 30, 1859.

Beriah Magoffin Tilford, son of Dr. Nicholas Calvert Tilford and Julian Ann Yandall Gowen Tilford, was born September 25, 1859. He was married about 1882 to Annie Catherine Overton and died in 1920.

Tennessee B. Tilford, daughter of Dr. Nicholas Calvert Til­ford and Julian Ann Yandall Gowen Tilford, was born July 24, 1862 in Grayson County. She died August 11, 1886.

John Cabell Breckenridge Powell Lee Davis Tilford, son of Dr. Nicholas Calvert Tilford and Julian Ann Yandall Gowen Tilford, was born June 9, 1865 in Grayson County. He was mar­ried about 1888 to Mary Wilkerson. He died March 15, 1919.

Isaac M[oore?] Gowen, son of Dr. William Davis Gowen and Elizabeth “Betty” Moore Gowen, was born in 1824, probably in Rutherford County. He is regarded as the “white male, 5-10” who appeared in the 1830 census of his father’s household. He reappeared in the 1840 census of Cannon County as a “white male, 15-20.” He served a medical apprenticeship under the tutelage of his father. He may have attended the University of Nashville Medical School, however it is uncertain in what year the University added the medical school.

The vast majority of the doctors in the early nineteenth century were products of the apprentice system. As of 1800, only four medical schools existed in the United States. Medical training began to expand rapidly after 1810. In the following three decades 26 medical schools were founded. In 1824, Nashville, with 4,000 population, was to receive a new president for Cumberland College. Philip Lindsley, acting president of Princeton College of Princeton, New Jersey was induced to move to Tennessee, according to “Phillip Lindsley and Edu­cation” by John F. Woolverton.

Lindsley arranged for great educational advances for Ten­nessee, although he was not enthusiastic about the state. Ac­cording to “Works of Philip Lindsley,” he wrote:

“You will find nothing but cotton, tobacco, corn, whiskey and negroes in Tennessee, and they’re not worth the growing. Doctors are made by guess, lawyers by magic. parsons by inspiration, legislators by grog, merchants by mammon, farmers by necessity and editors and schoolmasters by St. Nicholas.”

In his occasional articles in the Nashville newspapers Linds­ley inveighed also, with a touch of snobbery, against tobacco chewing, the wearing of hats in church and the city’s propen­sity for committee meetings.

He took over the helm of Cumberland College which had been chartered as Davidson Academy in 1785, five years af­ter the Cumberland Compact was signed. After a faltering start, Cum­berland College reopened in 1807 and conferred its first de­grees in 1813. Poorly funded, it closed again in 1816, was a grammar school in 1819 and reopened in 1820 with “moral philosophy, rhetoric and languages,” according to a letter writ­ten August 25, 1988 by Carol Kaplan of Nashville Public Li­brary.

Lindsley saw the school renamed the Univer­sity of Nashville shortly after his arrival. Under his guidance the university was expanded to provide a wide academic range, and medical lec­tures were added to the curriculum. By the time of his resigna­tion in 1850, the University of Nashville Medical College, fore­runner of Vanderbilt University, was the fourth largest in the nation.

Isaac M. Gowen was married about 1846, probably in Can­non County, wife’s name Elizabeth T. On August 24, 1850 they were enumerated as Household 58-58, Sixth Civil District in Cannon County:

“Gowen, I. M. 26, born in Tennessee, doctor, $450
real estate
E. T. 19, born in Tennessee
W. D. 2, born in Tennessee”

In 1851, Dr. Isaac M. Gowen purchased property from William C. Miller, according to Cannon County Deed Book G, page 70. In the same year, he deeded property to Dr. Nicholas Calvert Tilford, his brother-in-law, according to Cannon County Deed Book G, page 192. In 1852, he received a deed from J. J. Trott, according to Cannon County Deed Book I, page 35. Cannon County, Book K, page 456 records a deed to G. W. Thompson in 1855 from him.

The 1860 census of Cannon County reveals that three more children were born to the family during the decade:

“Gowen, Dr. I. M. 36, born in Tennessee, physician,
$1,000 real estate
Elizabeth 30, born in Tennessee
William 12, born in Tennessee
Elizabeth 8, born in Tennessee
Pocahontas 6, born in Tennessee
Susan 5, born in Tennessee”

“Tennessee Soldiers in the Civil War” shows Dr. Isaac M. Gowen as an “Assistant Surgeon, Field & Staff” in the Eighteenth Tennessee Infantry Regiment, C.S.A. during the Civil War. His granddaughter, Mrs. Berry Brewer Harris, was ad­mitted in United Daughters of the Confederacy, No. 43813, on the basis of his service, according to “Confederate Patriot Index,” Volume II.

“The Military Annals of Tennessee Confederate. First Series”: carried a regimental history of the Eighteenth Tennessee Infantry Regiment:

“In the latter part of April, 1861, soon after the guns turned upon Fort Sumter, sounded the
“doom-peal” which inaugurated the war of the rebellion, a company was rapidly formed in
Rutherford county, and organized by the election of the following-named officers: Captain, J. B.
Palmer; First Lieutenant, W. R. Butler; Second Lieutenant, Frank Lytle; Third Lieutenant, Isham
Randolph. Capt. Palmer was a prominent citizen and a leading lawyer of Murfreesboro, who was
warmly attached to the Union, and, though deeply sensible of the wrongs which had been inflicted
upon the South, earnestly hoped that the existing troubles might be settled without resort to arms,
or to the equally radical measure of secession. When, however, he saw that the final issue had been
made, he unhesitatingly espoused the cause of his native South, and took active steps to render all
the aid in his power. Recognizing in him all the qualities necessary to make an able, a daring, and yet
a prudent commander, the brave men who formed the company by general acclaim chose him as
their leader. The company was promptly sworn into the service, and by the 24th of May reached
Camp Trousdale, the established rendezvous, near the Kentucky line. Other companies from
various parts of the State had already arrived and were constantly coming into camp, and the
organization of regiments was rapidly progressing. Perceiving the skill of Capt. Palmer in handling
his company, his courteous and knightly bearing, and his general fitness as a commander, the
following-named companies readily united on the 11th day of June, 1861, in constituting the
Eighteenth Tennessee Regiment: Capt. J. B. Palmer’s company, from Rutherford county; Capt. M. R. Rushing’s company, from Cannon county; Capt. H. J. St. John’s company, Cannon county; Capt.
B. G. Wood’s company, Rutherford and Cannon counties; Capt. B. F. Webb’s company, Rutherford
and Bedford counties; Capt. A. G. Carden’s company, Wilson county; Capt. W. J. Grayson’s
company, Wilson county; Capt. A. J. McWhirter’s company, Davidson county; Capt. Gid. H. Lowe’s
company, Cheatham county; Capt. W. H. Joyner’s company, Sumner county. In the organization of
this regiment–one of the gallantest that ever faced the enemy–Capt. Palmer was unanimously
elected Colonel. The other officers were installed as follows: Lieutenant-colonel, A. G. Carden;
Major, Samuel Davis; Adjutant, J. W. Roscoe; Capt. R. P. Crockett, Quartermaster; Capt. William
Wood, Commissary; Dr. John Patterson, Surgeon; Dr.[Isaac M.Gowen] Gowan, Assistant Surgeon; James Barton,
Sergeant-major. Lieut. W. R. Butler was elected Captain of Palmer’s company, and Capt. William
Putnam succeeded Capt. Carden after the latter’s promotion. Capt. Grayson died while at Camp
Trousdale, and was succeeded by Capt. William P. Bandy.

The regiment remained at Camp Trousdale, where it was well drilled and disciplined, until
September 17th, when it was ordered into active service at Bowling Green, Ky. The capture of Fort
Henry on the Tennessee River, by the enemy early in February, 1862, made it necessary to
reenforce the garrison at Fort Donelson on the Cumberland, which was threatened by a large body
of Federal troops under command of Gen. Grant. A division under command of Gen. Buckner,
including the Eighteenth Tennessee Regiment, was dispatched to that point, which was reached
Saturday, February 8th. The Tennessee regiments of Cols. Bailey and Head had been stationed
there about a month, and now, in addition to the troops from Bowling Green, the separate
commands of Gens. Pillow and Floyd were sent to swell the army of defense. Sunday morning the
line of defense was laid off, forming an irregular crescent, which reached from a point near the river
on the right to a lagoon near Dover on the left. In a short time, however, the Confederate position
was completely invested by the superior forces of the enemy. In the various sharp skirmishes which
ensued two companies of the Eighteenth Tennessee–Butler’s and Lowe’s–were the first troops
which had a serious engagement with the enemy. The history of the battle and the surrender has
become an oft-told tale. The fort had proved itself more than a match for the attacking gun-boats,
but the greatly superior numbers of the besieging forces made the issue on land more than doubtful
for the Confederates. It became apparent that a desperate effort must be made to extricate the
besieged army, and it was decided to make an attack and drive the enemy back, so as to uncover the
Wynne’s Ferry road, and enable the troops to escape and retreat. The movement was begun early
on the morning of the 15th, and after a severe conflict, lasting nearly nine hours, was crowned with
success. But the golden opportunity was lost. By reason of an unfortunate misunderstanding or
confusion of counsel among Gens. Pillow, Buckner, and Floyd, the Confederate troops, instead of
being withdrawn by the way which had been opened, were kept confronting the enemy, and, after
the varying vicissitudes of the day, were formed in a contracted position on the right. Gen. Grant’s
forces gradually recovered the lost ground, and at night it became evident that the capitulation of
the Confederates was inevitable. The next day Gen. Buckner surrendered the fort and the whole
command, with the exception of Col. Forrest’s cavalry regiment, which effected an escape, and the
major part of Gen. Floyd’s command, which crossed the river on a boat. The prisoners of war were
distributed among the various military prisons in the North. The privates and non-commissioned
officers of the Eighteenth Tennessee were confined at Camp Butler, in Illinois, and the captains and
lieutenants at Johnson’s Island. Col. Palmer, with other field officers, was sent to Camp Chase, and
thence to Fort Warren, where he was held until the cartel was adopted. He was exchanged in August,
1862, at Harrison’s Landing, whence he proceeded to Richmond and reported for duty. He was
ordered to Vicksburg, where his gallant regiment, after enduring for six months the privations and
hardships of a Northern prison, was soon afterward landed. The exchanged commands were
ordered to Jackson, Miss., for recuperation and re”rganization.

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Several popular company officers in the Eighteenth were naturally anxious for promotion, and had
announced themselves candidates for the higher positions in the regiment. Having been thrown into
close association with the men on the return voyage, they had excellent opportunities of presenting
their claims, and were confident of pressing them to a successful issue. Although he had been
separated by the fortunes of war from his men, Col. Palmer was convinced that he retained their
esteem and confidence; yet he declined to make any contest for the office. Despite his declination,
however, he was reelected Colonel by a handsome majority over his worthy opponent, Capt. W. R.
Butler, whose value as an officer was afterward recognized by his election as Lieutenant-colonel,
upon the retirement of Lieut.-col. A. G. Carden. The other officers elected at the re”rganization
were: Lieutenant-colonel, A. G. Carden; Major, W. H. Joyner; Adjutant, John Douglass.

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Not many days after the re”rganization, the Eighteenth, with other regiments, was transported by
rail over a long and circuitous route to Knoxville, Tenn., with the purpose in view of joining Gen.
Bragg’s army, which had advanced into Kentucky. The news having been received that Gen. Bragg
was retiring from Kentucky, Col. Palmer’s regiment, Col. Cook’s Thirty-second Tennessee, and Col.
Lillard’s Twenty-sixth Tennessee, were sent, some time in October, to Murfreesboro, where, with
the Fourth Florida and Col. McKinstry’s Alabama regiment, a brigade was formed and placed under
Col. Palmer’s command. This brigade was known as the Second Brigade, and afterward as Palmer’s
brigade, and was placed in Gen. Breckenridge’s division when Gen. Bragg had concentrated his
forces at Murfreesboro. On the 28th of December, just before the great battle, the Alabama and
Florida regiments of Palmer’s brigade were assigned to other commands, and the Forty-fifth
Tennessee Regiment was added to the brigade.

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Gen. Rosecrans, with a splendidly equipped army of sixty-five thousand men, advanced from
Nashville, and on the 30th of December confronted the Confederate forces at Murfreesboro. Gen.
Bragg’s army was formed in a line across Stone’s River, the main body being on the west side and
Breckenridge’s division on the east side of the river. Although having a much inferior force in point
of numbers, Gen. Bragg decided to take the initiative, and on the morning of the 31st began the
attack. In the long and hotly contested battle which ensued Rosecrans’s right wing was driven back
until at night-fall the greater part of his line was formed nearly at a right angle to the position it
occupied in the morning. Breckenridge’s division, on the east side of the river, was not engaged
during the day, but in the afternoon two brigades–Preston’s and Palmer’s–were ordered to cross
the river and attack a seemingly impregnable position held by the enemy, and which was their
central and pivoted stronghold. The two brigades forded the river, and moved in splendid style over
a long stretch of open field in the face of a storm of shell, grape-shot, and canister. Col. Palmer at
last got his brigade in position to attack the enemy’s stronghold; but just at this juncture it was
discovered that Preston’s brigade, having been obstructed in its march by the Cowan house, had
become unavoidably confused and thrown out of its bearings. Under the circumstances, Col.
Palmer was instructed to desist from the assault, which he and his men were only too eager to make.
That night the two brigades resumed their places on the east side of the river.

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The armies remained comparatively quiet during the next day, but in the afternoon of January 2,
1863, Breckenridge’s division made one of the bloodiest charges of the war. Just before the forward
movement was made, Gen. Pillow, who was without a command and anxious to have one, was
assigned by Gen. Bragg to the brigade which Col. Palmer commanded. Gen. Breckenridge expressed
great regret at this action, and informed Col. Palmer that the privilege would be accorded him of
honorably retiring from the field. But that gallant officer had too high a sense of duty to avail
himself of this privilege. He immediately resumed command of his faithful regiment, and pressing to
the front was a conspicuous figure in the frightful conflict which followed. Indeed, in the terrible
crisis of that hour of carnage and disaster, he practically led the brigade. Pushing forward, he was
just upon the point of securing an advantage which would have turned the tide of battle in favor of
the Southern troops, when the supporting commands upon his left were forced to give way by
reason of the peculiar circumstances of their situation, which rendered it impossible for them to
come into action. The left wing of the division struck the river obliquely, and as the space became
more contracted as the advance progressed, the regiments were soon unavoidably doubled up upon
one another in inextricable confusion, and in this situation were subjected to a most terrific and
destructive enfilade from the enemy’s batteries as well as small arms, which were massed on the
opposite side of the river, against which they bravely stood as long as possible. Retreat became a
necessity, and as the shades of evening were falling the division withdrew from the field with a loss
of over two thousand killed and wounded. In this desperate struggle the Eighteenth Tennessee and
the Tennessee Brigade suffered severely. Four brave men were killed and one badly wounded while
holding aloft the colors of the regiment. Col. Palmer, who was at all times in the thickest of the fight,
received three wounds. A Minie-ball passed through the calf of his leg, another plowed through his
right-shoulder, and a fragment of shell inflicted a painful would upon one of his knees. Yet though
thus severely wounded, he did not leave the field, but remained with his command and conducted it
on the perilous backward march. His horse during this time was shot in three places. Col. Palmer’s
wounds physically incapacitated him for service for about four months, at the end of which period
he rejoined the army at Tullahoma, and accompanied his regiment in the tentative movement to
Fairfield in May. An erysipelatous affection of his still unhealed wounds troubled him very much at
this time, and at last became so serious he was compelled to leave the army again at Chattanooga,
whither it had in the meantime retired. He was able, however, to return to his regiment at Loudon,
where it had been sent with other troops after the evacuation of Chattanooga, and conducted it in
the various movements which preceded the battle of Chickamauga.

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In this memorable conflict the Tennessee troops bore themselves with their accustomed valor, and
won deserved praise from their leaders. Throughout the two long and dreary days of death and
destruction, Gen. John C. Brown’s brigade of Tennesseans was unsurpassed in valorous
achievement, and the Eighteenth Tennessee Regiment vied with the bravest in fortitude and
heroism. Early in the action Col. Palmer, while leading a brilliant and successful charge and waving
his sword for the encouragement of his men, fell dangeronsly wounded. A ball again tore through his
right-shoulder, this time severing a large artery. He lost a great quantity of blood, but death was
happily prevented by the application of an improvised tourniquet. He was borne in an almost
lifeless condition to a less exposed part of the field, where a faithful surgeon and a few attendants
did all in their power to make him comfortable. After suffering intensely during the chilly night
which followed, he was taken to an old stable, and there he remained until he was able to be
removed to more suitable quarters. For a long and painful period he was disabled by this wound.
Meanwhile the army had operated around Chattanooga, suffered the defeat at Missionary Ridge,
fallen back to Dalton, and passed the winter; then, under command of Gen. Johnston, had followed
the famous retreat with its every-day fighting, its incessant harships, and its notably and severely
contested battles.

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Col. Palmer was sufficiently recovered to rejoin the army at Chattahooche River, and upon his
return he was at once assigned to the command of a brigade with the rank of Brigadier-general, a
well-deserved promotion, which was warmly approved by the General of the army and the corps
and division commanders as a just recognition of his ability and bravery. His brigade was composed
at this time of the Eighteenth, Third, Thirty-second, and Forty-fifth Tennessee regiments, each one
of which had been many times tried in the fires of battle and had won signal honors in the dangerous
school of war. His staff consisted of the following-named officers: Capt. W. T. Powers, Assistant
Adjutant-general; Capt. Gid. H. Lowe, Assistant Inspector-general; Capt. F. R. Burns, Aid-de-camp;
Capt. B. P. Ray, Quartermaster-general; Capt. S. F. Carter, Commissary-general; Dr. J. F. Grant,
Brigade Surgeon. Lieut.-col. W. R. Butler, who had some time before succeeded Lieut.-col. Carden,
resigned, was promoted to the Colonelcy of the Eighteenth Tennessee.

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When the army fell back to Atlanta, Palmer’s brigade was placed with its right resting on Peach-tree
street, one of the most exposed as well as one of the most important positions in the line of defense.
Here, under a continuous fire which daily lengthened the list of killed and wounded, it remained for
twenty-six days. It was during the siege of Atlanta that the Eighteenth Tennessee, while on special
duty, had a desperate passage at arms with a greatly superior force. The regiment was outflanked,
and the greater part of it captured. Col. Butler escaped with a remnant of the regiment, which was
afterward consolidated with the Third Tennessee, and the whole placed under his command. While
in this position, which fronted at short range the frowning fortifications of the enemy, a special
scout one night reported to Gen. Palmer that some extraordinary movement was being made by the
Federal forces in front, the nature of which he could not definitely determine. Gen. Palmer
promptly reported the fact to Gen. Hood, and being instructed by the General-in-chief to make
further investigation, he took steps which that night discovered the complete withdrawal of the
enemy from his front, and reported accordingly. Next morning the army woke to find the Federal
intrenchments deserted all along the line. For several days the brigade moved from point to point
about Atlanta, until Gen, Hood learned that Sherman’s forces were threatening Jonesboro, some
thirty miles to the south. A forced march was made by the brigade, and on the afternoon of August
30 it participated in the engagement at Jonesboro. This battle, fought when the Confederate troops
were in an almost exhausted condition, served only to check Sherman’s flanking column. After the
engagement, Palmer’s brigade was marched, with the remainder of the corps, half-way back to
Atlanta, in order to be available in case an attack were made upon the outer wing of our army, which
was retreating from the Gate City. Atlanta having been abandoned, Gen. Hood withdrew his army to
Lovejoy’s Station, below Jonesboro, where it was permitted to remain some time, the Federal army
having in the meantime retired to Atlanta. From Lovejoy’s Station the Army of Tennessee was
marched to Palmetto, a small town on the Chattahooche River. It was here that Jefferson Davis,
President of the Confederate States, reviewed the army.

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From Palmetto Gen. Hood started with his army upon his famous and unfortunate march into
Tennessee. After capturing several points along the railroad between Atlanta and Dalton, in
Sherman’s rear, he marched through Gadsden, Ala., on his way to Florence, on the Tennessee River,
which point was reached about the first of November. Provoking delays in securing supplies for the campaign prevented the advance into Tennessee until November 1st, at which time Gen. Palmer’s brigade headed the column of infantry which crossed the pontoon bridge constructed for the
passage of the army. The army remained at Florence about twenty days. The march was then
continued daily, and on November 27th the brigade entered Columbia, driving out the rear-guard of
the Federal force, which had retired across Duck River. The flank movement made on the 29th by
Stewart’s and Cheatham’s corps for the purpose of intercepting the enemy at Spring Hill caused
Schofield to retreat precipitately, and on the morning of the 30th Lee’s corps followed rapidly from
Columbia. The Spring Hill movement proved a failure, and the Federal forces succeeded in reaching their intrenchments at Franklin, where they were attacked by Hood, and where was fought one of
the bloodiest battles of the war. Palmer’s brigade made a rapid and orderly march of nearly thirty
miles, and reached Franklin at dark, toward the close of the day’s engagement, and was placed in the
front line, with orders to renew the fight at daylight. The enemy, however, silently withdrew in the
night. The retreat of Schofield and advance of Hood to Nashville followed.

On July 13, 1870 the household of Dr. Isaac M. Gowen, No. 232-238, appeared in the census of Cannon County, Sixth Civil District, with postoffice at Woodbury:

“Gowen, Isaac M. 46, born in Tennessee, physician,
$1,500 real estate, $1,000
personal property
Elizabeth 40, born in Tennessee
William D. 22, born in Tennessee
Betty B. 18, born in Tennessee
Pokey H. 15, born in Tennessee
Susan 13, born in Tennessee
Isaac 8, born in Tennessee
Robert L. 5, born in Tennessee
Hatty B. 3, born in Tennessee
Jessie 8/12, born in Tennessee [adopted]
Rushing, Jim 16, born in Tennessee, negro
domestic servant”

In the 1877 city directory of Nashville Dr. Isaac M. Gowen ap­peared as a “druggist, 276 S. Spruce.” His brother, Dr. James J. Gowen had preceded him to Nashville about 1873 and probably influenced him to move there. In the 1878 di­rectory appeared “Isaac M. Gowen, Sr, druggist, 276 S. Spruce, home 367 S. Cherry. In the 1878 directory appeared, “Isaac M. Gowen, Sr, druggist, 276 S. Spruce, home 367 S. Cherry.” On a consecu­tive line appeared, “Isaac M. Gowen, Jr, tinner, works at 26 N. College, boards at 367 S. Cherry.” In 1879, their listing read, “Isaac M. Gowen, Sr. and Isaac M. Gowen, Jr. [Gowen & Son], home & boarder at 6 Gleaves, Gowen & Son Drug Store, 276 S. Spruce.”

On June 5, 1880, the household, No. 168-108, was enumer­ated at 6 Gleaves Street, Enumeration 52 of Davidson County, page 24:

“Gowen, I. M. 50, born in TN, father born in
NC, mother born in NC, physician
Bettie 50, born in TN, father born in
VA, mother born in VA, wife
Pocahontas 23, born in TN, father born in
TN, mother born in TN, clerk
in store
Robert 15, born in TN, father born in
TN, mother born in TN, in
school
Hattie 12, born in TN, father born in
TN, mother born in TN, in
school
Jessie 10, born in TN, father born in
TN, mother born in TN, in
school” [adopted daughter]

The household was listed in the 1880 city directory as “Isaac M. Gowen, Sr, physician, Isaac M. Gowen, Jr, boards at 6 Gleaves, 276 S. Spruce. The 1881 and 1882 editions carried “Isaac M. Gowen, physician S. Spruce, corner Fogg, home 80 Stevenson Avenue.” In 1885 the directory listed “Isaac M. Gowen, Sr, physician, home at 367 S. Spruce,” the last volume to carry his name. It is assumed that Dr. Isaac M. Gowen died in 1885 at the age of 61. The 1887 edition listed “Elizabeth T. Gowen, widow of Isaac, home 367 S. Spruce.” She did not appear in subsequent editions.

Their children include:

William Davis Gowen born October 11, 1847[?]
Elizabeth B. Gowen born about 1852
M. Pocahontas H. Gowen born in 1854
Susan Gowan born about 1855
Isaac M. Gowen, Jr. born about 1861
Robert Lee Gowen born about 1864
Hattie B. Gowen born about 1867
Jessie Lee Corbett Gowen born in September 1869

William Davis Gowen, son of Dr. Isaac M. Gowen and Eliz­abeth T. Gowen, was born October 11, 1847. He appeared in the 1850, 1860 and 1870 enumerations of his parents’ house­hold in Cannon County. “William Gowen” was listed in the 1892 edition of the Nashville city directory, “works at North­ern Woolen Mills.” He reappeared in the 1897 city directory as “works Chestnut, corner Louisville & Nashville Railroad.” William Gowen in 1924 lived at 760 Olympic, the address of his brother, Isaac M. Gowen, Jr.

Elizabeth B. Gowen, daughter of Dr. Isaac M. Gowen and Eliz­abeth T. Gowen, was born about 1852. She appeared in the 1860 and 1870 census enumerations of her parents’ household in Cannon County.

M. Pocahontas H. “Pokey” Gowen, daughter of Dr. Isaac M. Gowen and Elizabeth T. Gowen, was born in 1854 in Cannon County. She appeared in the 1860, 1870 and 1880 enumera­tions of her parents’ household. In the 1880 census she ap­peared as a “clerk in store.” She was listed in the 1880 Nashville city directory as “Miss Pocahontas Gowen, milliner, 135 Church Street, boards at 6 Gleaves.” In the following year, “Miss M. Pocahontas Gowen, clerk, 259 Church Street, boards at 77 Stevenson,” the address of her parents, was listed.

Her next entry appeared in the 1887 edition of the directory, “Miss Poca Gowen, clerk, 12 Public Square, boards at 367 S. Spruce.” The same entry appeared in the 1888 edition. She was married about 1889 in Davidson County to Harry Ruben Height. He was born in 1832 in Madison County, New York, according to “Tennessee Confederate Widows and Their Families” abstracted by Edna Weifering.

She was mentioned in the will of her aunt, Martha E. Moore Gowen written November 4, 1892 as “Mrs. Poca Height.” The will specified that she was to receive $100 and to participate in the division of the household effects.

Harry Ruben Height died in Davidson County in 1911, and she received Confederate Widow’s Pension No. 4251. She removed to Florida in 1948 and died there the following year.

Children born to M. Pocahontas H. “Pokey” Gowen Height in­clude:

Harry G. Height born about 1894

Harry G. Height, son of Harry Ruben Height and Pocahontas H. “Pokey” Gowen Height, was born about 1894, probably in Nashville. He was married about 1917, wife’s name unknown. In 1923 he was bondsman for the marriage license of his cousin, Jesse Lee Gowen. He was named to receive “a house on Olympic Street” in the will of his uncle, Isaac M. Gowen, Jr. He was to receive a second residence mentioned in the will at the death of his aunt Hattie B. Gowen Bostick. His sons were mentioned in the will as recipients of $100 each.

Susan Gowen, daughter of Dr. Isaac M. Gowen and Eliza­beth T. Gowen, was born about 1855. She appeared at age five in the 1860 census as an a 13-year-old in the 1870 enu­meration of Cannon County.

Isaac M. Gowen, Jr, son of Dr. Isaac M. Gowen and Eliza­beth T. Gowen, was born about 1861 in Cannon County. He ac­companied his parents in a move to Nashville and in 1878 ap­peared in the city directory there as “Isaac M. Gowen, Jr, tinner, works at 26 N. College, boards at 367 S. Cherry.” In the fol­lowing year, he appeared as “Isaac M. Gowen, Jr, 276 S. Spruce, boards at 6 Gleaves Street.” He joined the firm Gowen & Gowen.

Although he did not appear in the 1880 enumeration of his par­ents’ household, he was listed as a resident there in the 1880 city directory. In 1885 he appeared as “Isaac M. Gowen, Jr, clerk, Church Street, corner S. Spruce [Gowen & Son Drug Store], boards at 367 S. Spruce. The residence, located perhaps a half block from the drugstore, was probably where his father died in that year.

He reappeared in the 1886 edition as “Isaac M. Gowen, clerk, S. Spruce, corner Division, boards at 367 S. Spruce. It is be­lieve that he moved the drugstore which he managed for his mother, a short distance down Spruce Street to perhaps a larger quarters. In 1887 he remained in the drug business at the corner of S. Spruce and Division. He continued to board at his mother’s address, suggesting that he was still unmarried. In 1888 he continued in the drug business and made his home at 605 S. Spruce. The 1889 and 1890 were not consulted. In 1892 he as listed as a druggist at 629 S. Spruce. The 1893 and 1894 directories were not checked.

In 1895 Isaac M. Gowen, Jr. appeared in the city directory as an employee of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad. He was shown as a boarder at 917 Waller, near the L&N Radnor Yards, suggesting that his mother no longer lived on S. Spruce and that he was still unmarried.

In the 1922 and 1924 editions of the city directory he ap­peared as “Isaac N. Gowen, flagman, residence 760 Olympic.” On January 8, 1925 he received a deed of real estate from C. V. Heath, according to Davidson County Deed Book 651, page 587. It is believed that he remained unmarried.

His will was written February 7, 1935 and probated Decem­ber 2, 1936. In it he left to “grand nephews Howard Height and Donald Height $100 each.” He bequeathed to his sister, Hattie B. Gowen Bostick his residence on Reid Avenue dur­ing her lifetime and then specified that it was to go to Harry G. Height, his nephew. The will also specified that his prop­erty on Olympic Street was to go to Harry G. Height.

Robert Lee Gowen, son of Dr. Isaac M. Gowen and Elizabeth T. Gowen, was born about 1864 in Cannon County. He appeared as a 15-year-old in the 1880 census of Davidson County. In 1881 he was listed in the city directory as a “pressman, 49 N. College, boards at 50 Fogg. In the 1885 edition he was shown as a boarder at 367 S. Spruce, his mother’s home.

The 1886 and 1887 editions of the directory carried, “Robert L. Gowen, paperhanger, boards at 367 S. Spruce. In 1887 he was employed by Benson & Company and made his home at 605 S. Spruce. He did not appear in the 1891 edition, but in 1892 appeared as “Robert L. Gowen, paperhanger, 415 Union, home 31 Fillmore.” He applied October 10, 1892 to the Davidson County Clerk for a license to marry Anna Ford. They did not appear in the 1895, 1896 or 1897 directories. He turned up again in 1910 and was listed as Robert L. Gowen, paperhanger, 517 Church, home Acklen Avenue.” Intervening directories between 1897 and 1910 were not checked.

In 1915 Robert Lee Gowen appeared in the directory as “Robert L. Gowen, wife, Annie, paperhanger, home 1008 Acklen Av­enue.” In 1924, the final directory checked for them, he ap­peared as “paperhanger with Walker Wall Paper Company, wife Annie, residing at 1016 Acklen Avenue.”

The will of Anna Ford Gowen written December 15, 1936 and probated January 31, 1944 mentions her husband who is as­sumed to be living at that time. It also specified that at the death of her husband, “I want the house at 1018 Acklen Avenue to be sold and give Nellie Louise Gowen Colson what I owe her on this home [$1,100 due on December 15, 1936.]

Four children, a son and three daughters, were born to Robert Lee Gowen and Anna Ford Gowen, but research to date has turned up the names of only two of them. They are identified as:

Jesse Lee Gowen born about 1894
Nellie Louise Gowen born about 1896
[daughter] born about 1898
[daughter] born about 1901

Jesse Lee Gowen, son of Robert Lee Gowen and Anna Ford Gowen, was born about 1894 in Nashville. In 1915 he was listed in the city directory as “Jesse L. Gowen, clerk, boards at 1008 Acklen Avenue. On August 31, 1923 Jesse Lee Gowen, at age 29, applied for a marriage license to wed Willie Evange­line Davis, age 19. His address was shown as 1016 Acklen Av­enue. Harry G. Height, his cousin, was shown as the bonds­man. He was a postal employee in Nashville for many years. In the 1922 and 1924 editions of the city directory he was listed as “clerk, post office, residing at 1011 Pope Street.”

In April 1973, Jesse Lee Gowen and Willie Evangeline Davis Gowen were living in Haines City, Florida in retirement. By January 1982 they had returned to Nashville.

Children born to them include:

Robert Lee Gowen born October 18, 1924
Robert Harrison Gowen born September 21, 1927
Marianne “Mickey” Gowen born about 1929
William Davis Gowen born about 1931

Robert Lee Gowen, son of Jesse Lee Gowen and Willie Evan­geline Davis Gowen, was born October 18, 1924 in Nashville. On January 4, 1955, age 30, he was married to Joan Weideman, age 23, of 1011 Woodmont Boulevard, Nashville. At that time he lived at 809 Brookside Drive. In April 1973 they were liv­ing at 403 Marbeth Lane, Tullahoma, Tennessee where he was employed by Arnold Engineering Development Center. In 1982 he was the manager of a de­partment store in Florence, Al­abama. Children born to Robert Lee Gowen and Joan Weide­man Gowen are un­known.

Robert Harrison Gowen, son of Jesse Lee Gowen and Willie evangeline Davis Gowen, was born September 21, 1927 in Nashville. On January 30, 1950, at age 22, he was married to Margaret Adele Adams, age 22. At that time they lived at 4606 Leland Lane, Nashville. In August 1959 Robert Harri­son Gowen was living in Nashville where he was contacted by Ar­lee Claud Gowen. In January 1972 he was living in Bowl­ing Green, Kentucky where he was employed as the manager of Kastenautt’s Department Store. His residence at that time was 724 Sherwood Drive. Of Robert Harrison Gowen and Margaret Adelle Adams Gowen nothing more is known.

Marianne “Mickey” Gowen, daughter of Jesse Lee Gowen and Willie Evangeline Davis Gowen, was born about 1929 in Nashville. On September 29, 1947, at age 18, she was mar­ried to John Marion Thrash, Jr, age 20, of 2819 Sharondale Drive, Nashville. The marriage may have been annulled for on De­cember 21, 1955 Marianne “Mickey” Gowen was re­married. She, at age 26, was married to Bailey N. Abernathy, age 27, who lived at 809 Brookside Drive, the residence of her brother, Robert Lee Gowen. At that time she lived at 239 Mereclar Street. Later the couple was divorced. In April 1973 Marianne “Mickey” Gowen Abernathy was listed in the Nashville tele­phone director as “Mickey Abernathy.”

William Davis Gowen, son of Jesse Lee Gowen and Willie Evangeline Davis Gowen, was born about 1931 in Nashville. He was named for his mother’s family and his great-great-grandfather as well. In April 1973 he was married and living in Atlanta, Georgia where he was employed as a musician.

Children born to him include:

William Davis Gowen, Jr. born about 1968

Nellie Louise Gowen, daughter of Robert Lee Gowen and Anna Ford Gowen, was born about 1896 in Nashville. In the 1915 city directory she was listed as a “student, 1008 Acklen Av­enue.” In 1922 the directory showed her as a “student, Draugh­ons Business College, living at 1008 Acklen Avenue.” In a second entry she was shown as a “clerk, C. A. Bowman, resi­dence at 1016 Acklen Avenue.”

October 17, 1932, while continuing to make her home at 1016 Acklen Avenue, she at age 36, was married to William J. Col­son, age 39. She was referred to in the will of her mother writ­ten December 15, 1936 as holding an $1,100 note on the house at 1018 Acklen Avenue.

Hattie B. Gowen, daughter of Dr. Isaac M. Gowen and Eliz­abeth T. Gowen, was born about 1867 in Cannon County. she appeared there in the 1870 enumeration as a three-year-old. She reappeared as a 12-year-old in the 1880 census of Davidson County. She was mentioned in the will of her aunt Martha E. Moore Gowen written November 4, 1892. The document specified that she was to received $100 and to par­ticipate in the division of her household effects. She was married about 1893, husband’s name Bostick.

Jessie Lee Gowen, daughter of Dr. Isaac M. Gowen and Eliza­beth T. Gowen, was born in September 1869, according to the 1870 Cannon County census. She appeared as a 10-year-old in the 1880 census of Davidson County in her father’s household.

James J. Gowen, son of Dr. William Davis Gowen and Eliza­beth Betty Moore Gowen, was born in 1828 in Rutherford County. He is identifiable in the 1840 census of Cannon County in his father’s household. He appeared in the 1850 cen­sus of his father’s household in Cannon County as “age 22, student at medicine.”

He was married February 27, 1853 to Martha E. Moore by M. G. Elkins, E.C.C. [Elder, Church of Christ], according to Can­non County Marriage Book B, page 23. He appeared in the 1868 city directory of Nashville as a “clerk, 90 S. Market Street, home at 41 Fillmore.” He probably influenced other members of his family to move there. “J. J. Gowen” ap­peared in the 1869 directory as a salesman for Erwin, Pendleton & Co. In 1874 his listing read, “James J. Gowen, drug store, 168 Fill­more.”

Dr. James J. Gowen and Martha E. Moore Gowen adopted Jessie Lee Corbett about 1875. She was the daughter of John Ford Corbett, a fellow druggist and riverboat pilot and Frances Mary “Fanny” Revel Corbett. Apparently her parents were in poor health and unable to care for her properly. Her mother died March 23, 1875, and her father died February 22, 1877, according to the research of Jeffrey Glen Reese, a great-great grandson of John Ford Corbett.

On January 29, 1877 Dr. James J. Gowen received title to a lot located on Lebanon Pike from “Clark & Master,” according to Davidson County deed records. In 1878 his directory listing read, “James J. Gowen, druggist, 168 Fillmore.” In 1879 and 1880 it read, “James J. Gowen, druggist, Fillmore corner Wharf Av­enue,” which was the same address since the 1881 and 1882 directories again showed the 168 Fillmore address.

The family of Dr. James J. Gowen appeared in the 1880 cen­sus of Davidson County, Enumeration District 45, page 25, living at 168 Fillmore Street, also his business address:

“Gowen, James J. 51, born in TN
Martha 45, born in TN
Jessie 10, born in TN, adopted daughter
Rascoe, James 18, born in TN, no relation”

An unidentified “Clay Gowen” appeared in the 1881 and 1882 editions of the Nashville city directory living next door to Dr. James J. Gowen. The listing read “Clay Gowen, carpenter, home at 164 Fillmore. In 1885 his listing read, “works at 205 Fillmore, home at 200 Fillmore.”

In the city directories for 1885 and 1886 the listing of Dr. James J. Gowen read, “James J. Gowen, works at Gowen & Freeman, partnership of J. J. Gowen and W. P. Freeman, drugs, 260 Fillmore.” Apparently William Perkins Freeman, his son-in-law, dropped out of the partnership in 1887 because the di­rectory for the year listed, “James J. Gowen, J. J. Gowen & Co, home 260 Fillmore.” In 1888 the listing read “James J. Gowen, drugs, Fillmore near Wharf Avenue.” The drugstore apparently made a move about 1891 for in that year the directory carried “James J. Gowen, drugs, 129 Fillmore.”

Dr. James J. Gowen did not appear in subsequent directories of the city, suggesting that he died about 1891 at the age of 63. His widow appeared in the 1892 directory residing at 127 Fill­more. She did not appear in subsequent editions.

Martha E. Moore Gowen wrote her will November 4, 1892 shortly after the death of her husband. The will, later pro­bated in Davidson County, specified:

“My adopted daughter, Mrs. Jessie L. Freeman is to re­ceive $400. My brother, Thomas J. Moore who lives in Hutchins, Dallas County, Texas is to receive $400. My sister-in-law, Matilda B. Sullivan who lives in Paris, Texas is to receive $200. My niece, Mrs. Poka Height is to receive $150. My niece, Miss Hattie Gowen is to re­ceive $100. My household effects are to be divided among the above named individuals. The residue of the $1,500 on deposit with Moddle Mill Company is to be used for my funeral expenses. The deposit is secured by William Letterer and William Myer. I also bequeath to my niece, Mrs. Poka Height for the use of I. M. Gowen the drugs and fixtures which are now in his possession on Spruce Street. I also appoint Elder J. C. Martin as my administrator.

Martha E. Gowen”

Dr. James J. Gowen and Martha E. Moore Gowen adopted:

Jessie Lee Corbett Gowen born in 1869

Jessie Lee Corbett Gowen, adopted daughter of Dr. James J. Gowen and Martha E. Moore Gowen was born in 1869 in Nashville. She appeared as a 10-year-old in the 1880 census of Davidson County.

“Jessie L. Gowan” was married in Nashville July 3, 1884 to William Perkins Freeman, according to the research of Jeffrey Glen Reece, a great-grand nephew of Nashville.

She was named as a recipient of $400 in the will of Martha E. Gowen Moore written in 1892. Jessie Lee Corbett Gowen Freeman died in June 1907 and was buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Children born to William Perkins Freeman and Jessie Lee Cor­bett Gowen Freeman are unknown, but “Cannon County, Tennessee History” by Spurlock mentions that “Dr. James Gowen was the grandfather of Mrs. Berry Harris and her sisters Mrs. [Dr.] C. T. New and Hattie Israel.” P. J. New was a long­time employee of the U.S. Weather Bureau in Nashville.

Matilda B. Gowen, daughter of Dr. William Davis Gowen and Elizabeth “Betty” Moore Gowen, was born in Cannon County about 1830. She is suggested as the “white female, 5-10” in the 1840 census of her father’s household. She reappeared there in the 1850 census of Cannon County on August 27, 1850 at “age 20, attending school.” She was married on a license issued September 24, 1850 in Cannon County to John Barry.

In the 1860 census of adjoining Dekalb County she appeared with two children living in the household of her mother:

“Gowen, Elizabeth 65, born in TN, domestic
Barry, Matilda 28, born in TN, domestic
William 6, born in TN
Fannie 4, born in TN”

It is unknown what happened to her husband. Prior to the date of the will of her sister-in-law, Martha E. Moore Gowen, she had remarried, husband’s name Sullivan. She was living in Paris, Texas on November 4, 1892. Matilda B. Gowen Barry Sullivan received $200 under the terms of the will.

Children born to her include:

William Barry born about 1854
Fannie Barry born about 1856

A daughter of Dr. William Davis Gowen and Elizabeth “Betty” Moore Gowen, name unknown, was born about 1836. She is identifiable as a “white female, 0-5” who appeared in the 1840 enumeration of his household in Cannon County. She did not appear in the 1850 enumeration, suggesting that she had died during the decade. Possibly she was the “Gowen daughter” de­scribed by Alvin Estel Lowe who stated that she “collided with a tree in a headlong flight down Gowen Hill.” The child re­ceived a concussion and died shortly afterward.
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James Gouven, son of William Gowan and Anastasia Sullivan Gowan, was born November 28, 1758 and was baptized Febru­ary 18, 1759, according to “The Douglas Register,” page 58. He served in the militia regiment commanded by Col. Isaac Shelby of Kentucky. The most outstanding service of the regiment was its participation in the victory in the Battle of King’s Mountain, South Carolina October 7, 1780. The American force led by Col. James Williams, Col. William Campbell and Col. Shelby met a British force commanded by Lt. Col. Patrick Ferguson. The English commander, a dashing cavalry officer and expert left-handed swordsman fought from horseback in close quarters until his death.

Back home, Col. Shelby became the first governor of Kentucky. Kentucky was admitted into the Union June 1, 1792 as the fifteenth state.

James Going was recorded in the 1802 tax list of Madison County. “James Goen” was married September 4, 1805 to Becky Sampson in Madison County. He appeared with a wife in the 1800 census of Madison County. He reappeared in the 1806 tax list, living in the Paint Lick Creek district. No wife appeared in his 1810 census enumeration.

“James Gowan” wrote his will August 15, 1814 and died later in that year in Madison County. Witnesses to the will were “Daniel Hubbard, Jeremiah Gowan and George Alcorn.” Pur­chasers at his estate sale were “Jeremiah Gowan, Agnes Goins, Joseph Going, Betsey Going, Francis Going, Micajah Going, William Goin and Nancy Goin.”

Final settlement of his estate was recorded October 4, 1819. It received “$48.62 for his service on Shelby’s campaign.” This suggests that James Going served in the Kentucky Militia under Col. Isaac Shelby during the War of 1812. “Canaan Going” also served in the Kentucky Militia, [Second Regiment] under Shelby and fought in the Battle of Thames River October 5, 1813 in Canada.

His estate sale amounted to $177.91.

Itemized in the account were the following listings:

“Micajor Goings account against James Goings, dec. $ 40
Doct. Carter, proven act. for medical services 10
Doct. Dockery’s proven act. 3.84
William Anderson proven act. ?
Morrison fee for swearing appraisers ?
Clerks fee bill, 1/6 per do 11/3 pr dods 7/3 3.50
Note $12.75 per do $125 per Rach. Mott $1.25 do 25.25
Receipt, Stephen Goings 10.00
Receipt, Agnes Goings 12.50
Receipt, Mary Goings 10.00
Note 5.00
5 gals. cider oil furnished for the sale 2.50
Administration services 7.00
Total 137.50

At least five children were born to James Going and Becky Sampson Going, according to June A. Smith who wrote, “One son, James Goin was born in 1805 in Madison County and was married to Ann Gowin, daughter of Micajah Gowin.”
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Melvina Goins, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Goin and Mary M. Lake Goin, was born about 1857 in Phelps County, Mis­souri. In 1910 she joined her father in moving to Cald­well, Idaho. In 1913 she was living in her father’s home in Salem, Oregon.

Mary Ann Goins, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Goin and Mary M. Lake Goin, was born about 1858. She was married about 1880, husband’s name Brown. In 1913 they lived at Milo, Missouri in Vernon County.

Sarah E. Goins, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Goin and Mary M. Lake Goin, was born about 1859 in Missouri. She was mar­ried about 1880, husband’s name Smith. She died April 30, 1911.

William M. Goin, son of Benjamin Franklin Goin and Mary M. Lake Goin, was born about 1861 in Missouri. He was married about 1884. In 1910 he accompanied his father to Caldwell, Idaho and to Salem, Oregon the following year. When his wife died, he moved into his father’s home with his three children. He continued there in 1913.

Juda Louise Goin, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Goin and Mary M. Lake Goin, was born about 1862 in Missouri. He ac­companied her father in 1910 in a move to Caldwell and the in 1911 to Salem. She continued in her father’s home in 1913.

Euan Goin, son of Benjamin Franklin Goin and Mary M. Lake Goin, was born about 1864 in Missouri and died in in­fancy, April 28, 1865.

Paulina D. Esther Goins, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Goin and Mary M. Lake Goin, was born about 1866. She died March 30, 1867.

Granville Goins, son of Benjamin Franklin Goin and Mary M. Lake Goin, was born about 1867. He died March 31, 1867, the day after his sister died.

Benjamin Franklin Goins, Jr, son of Benjamin Franklin Goin and Mary M. Lake Goin, was born about 1870. He accompanied his father when he moved to Caldwell, Idaho in 1910 and on to Salem, Oregon in 1911. In 1913, he, a widower, lived in his father’s household. He had three sons.

Ella Goins, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Goin and Mary M. Lake Goin, was born about 1873. She was married about 1891, husband’s name Ross. In 1913 they lived in Warrens­burg.

Granville G. Goins, son of Daniel Goin and Elizabeth Pebley Goin, was born February 28, 1838 in Claiborne County, according to a letter written November 12, 1991 by Jeraldine Marie Brandon Webb, a de­scendant of San Clemente, California. He was married March 24, 1864 in Daviess County, Missouri to Mary Jane Lake. She was born February 12, 1847 to Ewing Lake and Terresa Lake in Campbell County, Tennessee. He died in Daviess County March 6, 1892 at age 58, and she died there September 21, 1901 at age 54.

Children born to Granville G. Goins and Mary Jane Lake Goins include:

William M. “Rammy” Goins born August 18, 1868
Amanda Jane Goins born March 11, 1873
Richard Goins born February 24, 1877
James Elbert Goins born August 18, 1879
Harvey D. Goins born October 8, 1881
John G. Goins born December 15, 1883
Oliver F. “Yal” Goins born March 12, 1885

William M. “Rammy” Goins, son of Granville G. Goins and Mary Jane Lake Goins, was born in Daviess County about August 8, 1868. Later he lived in Kansas.

Amanda Jane Goins, daughter of Granville G. Goins and Mary Jane Lake Goins, was born in Daviess County March 11, 1873. She was married there in 1893 to Addie Mercer who was born December 5, 1871. He died September 15, 1895, shortly before the birth of their second child. She was re­married November 28, 1898 to Mitchell Hampton Snider. He was born March 24, 1868 in Benton County, Arkansas to Daniel Snider and Mary Mariah Osborn Snider. Mitchell Hampton Snider died October 15, 1938 at age 70 in Bates County, Mis­souri. Amanda Jane Goins Snider died in River­side, Califor­nia June 1, 1955.

Children born to Addie Mercer and Amanda Jane Goins Mercer include:

Almer Mercer born July 31, 1894
Ruby Mercer born February 1, 1896

Children born to Mitchell Hampton Snider and Amanda Jane Goins Mercer Snider include:

Lela Grace Snider born March 3, 1900
Louis Mitchell Snider born June 23, 1903
Wilma Pearl Snider born April 10, 1905
Georgia Jane Snider born July 10, 1910
Dudley Francis Snider born October 17, 1911
Joseph Woodrow Snider born March 4, 1914

Almer Mercer, daughter of Addie Mercer and Amanda Jane Goins Mercer, was born July 31, 1894. she died April 15, 1894.

Ruby Mercer, daughter of Addie Mercer and Amanda Jane Goins Mercer, was born February 1, 1896. She was married about 1923 to C. E. McCoy.

Lela Grace Snider, daughter of Mitchell Hampton Snider and Amanda Jane Goins Mercer Snider, was born March 3, 1900. She was married December 16, 1917 to Leland Stan­ford Stur­geon. She died April 20, 1974.

Louis Mitchell Snider, son of Mitchell Hampton Snider and Amanda Jane Goins Mercer Snider, was born June 23, 1903. He died April 9, 1915.

Wilma Pearl Snider, daughter of Mitchell Hampton Snider and Amanda Jane Goins Mercer Snider, was born April 10, 1905. She was married September 18, 1924 to Harold Schroeder.

Georgia Jane Snider, daughter of Mitchell Hampton Snider and Amanda Jane Goins Snider, was born at Gallatin, Mis­souri in Daviess County July 10, 1910. She was married November 17, 1928 in Johnson County, Kansas to Charles Glen Brandon. He was born September 5, 1907 in Leeton, Missouri to Nevil Boone Brandon and Mollie Basket More­lock Brandon.

In the following year they were living in Kansas City, Mis­souri. Later they were divorced. He died in Las Vegas, Nevada November 25, 1978. She continued to survive him in January 1993.

Children born to Charles Glen Brandon and Georgia Jane Snider Brandon include:

Jeraldine Marie Brandon born November 28, 1929
Roberta Jean Brandon born November 16, 1931

Jeraldine Marie Brandon, daughter of Charles Glen Brandon and Georgia Jane Snider Brandon, was born November 28, 1929 in Kansas City, Missouri. She was married December 23, 1947 in Las Vegas to LaVerne Willard Webb. In 1993 they lived in San Clemente, California where she was active in fam­ily research as a member of Gowen Research Foun­dation.

Roberta Jean Brandon, daughter of Charles Glen Brandon and George Jane Snider Brandon, was born November 16, 1931 in Kansas City. She was married March 18, 1950 to Zane Mason Young. In 1993 they lived in Whittier, Califor­nia where she was active in family research as a member of Gowen Research Foundation.

Dudley Francis Snider, son of Mitchell Hampton Snider and Amanda Jane Goins Mercer Snider, was born October 17, 1911. He was married about 1934 to Caroline Snyder. He died February 26, 1976.

Joseph Woodrow Snider, son of Mitchell Hampton Snider and Amanda Jane Goins Mercer Snider, was born March 4, 1914. He was married about 1938 to Dolly Mayo. He died May 5, 1966.

Richard Goins, son of Granville G. Goins and Mary Jane Lake Goins, was born February 25, 1877 in Daviess County. He was mar­ried April 13, 1905 to Lillie Viola Warner at Breckenridge, Missouri by Sam Priest, justice of the peace. Richard Goins died May 11, 1932.

Rev. Richard Goins, a son wrote of the life of his parents in his autobiography, “Recollections of a Reverend:”

“My father, Richard Goins, for whom I was named, was the son of Granville G. Goin and Mary Jane Lake Goin, for­merly of Claiborne County in northeast Tennessee. So far as I have been able to ascertain, they made the journey west­ward to Missouri about the time of the Civil War, and even­tually settled in the southern part of Daviess County, close to the town of Breckenridge. Many of the Goin [the letter “s” was added to the family name around 1900] relatives are buried in the old Lick Fork Cemetery near there.

My mother, Lillie Viola Warner, was a daughter of James Nathan and Amelia Guntin Warner formerly of the area around Anderson, Indiana. It appeared that my mother’s parents and other relatives were a part of a gen­eral westward migration which took place in the 1880s and ’90s. At any rate they too had estab­lished homes in southern Daviess County in Missouri.

In the early years of their marriage, my father’s liveli­hood from working as a farmhand was supplemented by income gained from his skill as a barber in the little [now extinct] town of Madilene, located about four miles southwest of Gilman City.

There was railroad work to be found in nearby Tren­ton, where the Rock Island Line was expanding oper­ations, and so my folks moved there in about 1910.

Our home surroundings there on West 22nd Street in Tren­ton, where I first lived, were most humble. The faded, white, three‑room frame house was located on the edge of a large pasture and looking through the fence at cattle grazing was an exciting pastime for a small child. Over to one side of the house was a cis­tern with a pump to produce our water supply, while out behind the house was the privy. Gardens were necessary to supplement the family food supply and I re­member how Dad would pack cabbages, potatoes and other vegetables into wooden boxes which were then buried in the ground so as to be dug out for use during the cold winter months.

One of the three rooms in our little house contained a black iron heating stove, along with other simple fur­nishings such as a davenport that unfolded into a bed and a couple of rocking chairs. Another room con­tained, not only an iron cook stove, but also a good‑sized drop‑leaf table, six chairs, and another fold‑away bed. For washing purposes a heavy iron boiler was filled with water and heated on the cook stove. The water was then dipped into a galvanized tub, placed on two chairs and with some P&G soap and a scrub board the clothing was washed. Of course, the pieces were hand wrung and, even in the winter, were affixed to the line outside to freeze dry. The one item in the house, which might be considered a luxury, was a player piano, purchased by my older sister, Hester, from her earnings as a telephone oper­ator. How well do I re­member the boxes of piano rolls and also the lively tunes the piano turned out.

The third room in the little house was used, not only as a bedroom for my parents, but was also the storage area for most of the family’s clothing. With no provi­sions for heating that sleeping area, the winter months were made bearable only by the use of hot flat irons wrapped in cloths and tucked beneath the bed covers.

As the effects of the Great Depression began to reach our town, the loss of employment was widely felt and I even re­call how our fifth grade teacher talked to us and helped us children to be aware of the situation that was rapidly devel­oping. By now I had started to spend much of my summer time with my grandpar­ents, and there was much talk of hard times and how the Federal Land Bank was taking over many farms and how it was commonly believed that President Hoover was permitting the country to go to ruin.

In the spring of 1930, Dad’s health was impaired be­cause of a prostate condition which resulted in surgery that summer. Although he had a most difficult time, probably due in part to the limited medical facilities available, still he managed to pull through and seemed to be on the road to recovery. However, in less than a year, he began to experience a recur­rence of the prob­lem. It appeared there was little that could be done to help. Thus, in the fall and winter of 1931, his con­dition continued to deteriorate from what was sus­pected to be a malignant condition and, what was worse, there seemed to be little or no sedation avail­able to relieve his pain and suffering. My mother nursed and cared for him as best she could through that long hard winter. His bed­fast confine­ment lasted many months until his death in early May of 1932.

One October Sunday evening, Mother was invited by two neighborhood couples to attend evening church ser­vices with them at the local Baptist church. When, later in the evening, we heard the voice and laughter of a man blending with Mom’s voice out on our front porch, there was puzzlement about this until, with the sound of a crash, the mystery was solved. It seems that our neigh­bors had arranged for a wid­owed gentleman friend of theirs to walk home from church with them in such a way that he naturally would walk in the com­pany of Mom. He had also remained to visit with her for a while in the porch swing until one of the sup­porting chains had pulled loose under their weight causing them to tumble. Then mother made an em­barrassed entrance into the house and explained the situation to my sister and me. This was our introduc­tion to Rex Rains who was to become Mother’s sec­ond husband and our step‑father within a year. We came to know him as one who worked in the city’s street maintenance department and as one whose wife had passed away the pre­vious year. Indeed our family came to appreciate Rex as one of our own and we were happy that Mother found the com­panionship of one so good‑natured and likeable, as well as being a dependable and hard‑working person.

The following months were memorable for at least two rea­sons. For one thing, the summer of 1934 wit­nessed the first of two devastating years of drouth. How can one forget dark clouds of dust that began filling the sky in 1934, the searing southwesterly winds and tempera­tures reaching as high as 110‑115 degrees. On my ma­ternal grandparent’s farm, we witnessed the crops being destroyed by heat and chinch bugs, wells drying up, and streams ceasing to flow. Sleeping out under the stars on the dry, brittle grass of the yard af­forded some measure of relief. Upon returning to Trenton in late August, there was some adjustment to having two additional persons in our household in­cluding Rex, to whom Mom had been married in June, and his teen‑aged son, Richard Rains, who lived with us for a time.”

Lillie Viola Warner Goins Rains died December 26, 1967. Rex Rains died in October 1973 at age 87. Eight children born to Richard Goins and Lillie Viola Warner Goins:

Hester B. Goins born March 26, 1906
Maurice E. Goins born July 19, 1907
Merrill O. Goins born March 18, 1909
Mildred L. Goins born September 1, 1912
Winnifred Goins born December 30, 1915
Roberta Goins born October 3, 1917
Richard Goins, Jr. born December 5, 1918
Virginia L. Goins born July 10, 1921

Hester B. Goins, daughter of Richard Goins and Lillie Viola Warner Goins, was born about 1907 in Daviess County. She became a telephone operator in Trenton. She was married there in October 1926 to Harry L. King and removed to De­troit. In 1993 the lived in Trenton, Missouri.

Children born to them include:

Merle E. King born June 3, 1936
Gary King born September 26, 1940

Merle E. King, daughter of Harry L. King and Hester B. Goins King, was born June 3, 1936. She was married about 1953 to Edward L. King. Children born to Edward L. King and Merle E. King King include:

Leann L. King born May 27, 1954
Theresa L. King born July 25, 1956
Mary Lou King born July 16, 1960
Jeannine King born June 10, 1964

Gary King, son of Harry L. King and Hester B. Goins King, was born September 26, 1940. He was married about 1964 to Janice Gartside. Children born to them include:

April King born April 23, 1966
Stuart King born March 9, 1969

Maurice E. Goins, son of Richard Goins and Lillie Viola Warner Goins, was born July 19, 1907 in Daviess County. He was married there in June 1930 to Dorothy Kirkwood. After the death of his wife, he was remarried to Ruth Wahl Octo­ber 16, 1973. At that time they lived in Louisiana, Missouri. Chil­dren born to Maurice E. Goins, Dorothy Kirkwood Goins and Ruth Wahl Goins are unknown. He died Novem­ber 28, 1992.

Merrill O. Goins, son of Richard Goins and Lillie Viola Warner Goins, was born March 18, 1909 and died July 12 1910.

Mildred L. Goins, daughter of Richard Goins and Lillie Vi­ola Warner Goins, was born September 1, 1912. She was married in October 1930 to Harold Adams. They removed to Creswell, Oregon where he died of cancer in April 1981. She was remar­ried to Harold Adams. She died November 24, 1991.

Winnifred Goins, son of Richard Goins and Lillie Viola Warner Goins, was born December 30, 1915 in Trenton. He died there December 25, 1916.

Roberta Goins, daughter of Richard Goins and Lillie Viola Warner Goins, was born October 3, 1917 at Trenton. She died February 28, 1921 of diphtheria, and the “Trenton Republican-Times” reported that “services were held at the Goins resi­dence the following day at 3:30 p.m.”.

Richard Goins, Jr. son of Richard Goins and Lillie Viola Warner Goins, was born December 5, 1918 in Trenton. He was graduated from Trenton High School May 20, 1937 and en­rolled in Trenton Junior College. He entered Drake Uni­versity in Des Moines, Iowa in 1941.

He was married June 14, 1942 to Marietta Laffoon, his high school sweetheart in Trenton First Christian Church. Re­ceiving his B.A. degree in June 1943, he began work immedi­ately on a master’s degree. For his thesis he researched and wrote, “A History of Christian Churches in Dallas County, Iowa.”

He received his M.A. degree, and immediately enrolled in Col­lege of the Bible Seminary at Transylvania College in Lexing­ton, Kentucky.

“Lexington was my choice of seminaries, largely be­cause of the feeling that in some ways Kentucky is the very cradle of the Disciples of Christ movement. Nor were we disappointed, for how thrilling it was to visit the old Cain Ridge Meeting House up near Paris, Ken­tucky. There, outside the old log building was the cemetery where Barton W. Stone, one of our pioneer re­ligious leaders, was buried. Also down in the center of Lexington was one historical marker denoting the loca­tion where one of the famous Alexander Camp­bell de­bates was held. When in my third year at the seminary, I chose as my thesis topic “A History of the College of the Bible.”

My research involved interviewing persons such as Dr. Alonzo Fortune, who by then was along in years, and also afflicted with blindness. But Dr. Fortune, who had for many years served as pastor of Lexington Central Church still possessed a keen mind, and he had learned the Braille system very well. What a thrill it was to hear him tell of his acquaintance with the famous W. M. Garvey who back at the beginning of the century was an intellectual force in our move­ment.”

He was graduated June 21, 1947, and moved to Marion, Iowa to begin his first full-time ministry at a starting salary of $2,650 per year. On May 10, 1953 he became the minister of the First Christian Church in Spencer, Iowa. He accepted the ministry of Oscaloosa, Iowa July 1, 1957.

On January 29, 1967 they removed to Ottumwa, Iowa to fill the pulpit there.

On February 22, 1977 he wrote,

“About five years ago I visited the town of Tazewell, Tennessee which is the county seat of Claiborne County. Some four or five miles away is the little town called Goin. It seems that there were at least three different Goin families who inhabited that area in the early 1800s, and I have not been able to relate these three families though I have corresponded with relatives and descen­dants of the different clans.

It appears that our branch of the Goin family came through the Cumberland Gap from Virginia in the early 1800s. They appeared to have settled first in Camp[bell County, and then, after returning to Vir­ginia briefly, they came back to settle in Claiborne County which is adjacent to Campbell County on the east.

It appears that the family grew up in that territory and then, about the time the Civil War broke out, when most of the boys were young men, they migrated to Missouri. They appear to have settled near Lexington in Lafayette County, Missouri. I have evidence that Benjamin Franklin Goin, son of Daniel Goin arrived in that area in November of 1857. The records then seem to indicate that during the Civil War years, the Goin brothers dis­persed in different directions with at least three of them, James, Granville and Bluford moving to the north part of Missouri in Daviess County. I can recall seeing my great uncle Bluford Goin when I was a boy at his home close to Brecken­ridge, Missouri. Many of the Goin rel­atives are buried at the old Lick Fork Cemetery near there.”

In June 1973 he became the minister of the First Christian Church in Boone, Iowa. He retired in 1984, and they re­turned to Ottumwa where he was named to the board of di­rectors of Wapello County Historical Society. After under­going quintu­ple coronary by-pass surgery July 31, 1986, Richard Goins curtailed his preaching activities and be­gan to pursue less strenuous pursuits.

Through the years, Richard Goins maintained his interest in family history and in 1989 published “Recollections of a Reverend.” In January 1993 he, a member of the Gowen Research Foundation Editorial Board of Directors and Ma­rietta Laffoon Goins continued to live in Ottumwa. Richard Goins died November 3, 1994 as the result of injuries suffered in an auto­mobile accident near his home Marietta Lafoon Goins was injured in the accident, but was released shortly afterward from Ottumwa Regional Health Center.

Two daughters were born to Rev. Richard Goins and Mari­etta Laffoon Goins:

Nancy Sue Goins born January 24, 1949
Kathy Ann Goins born July 9, 1954

Nancy Sue Goins, daughter of Rev. Richard Goins and Mari­etta Laffoon Goins, was born January 24, 1949. She was graduated May 29, 1972 from Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mis­souri with a degree in education. She was mar­ried to Robert Nykyforchyn of Elliott City, Maryland May 19, 1973. They removed to Maryland where they were di­vorced in 1977. She continued there as a teacher in Howard County, Maryland. On October 21, 1983 she was remarried there to Gary Ottey.

Kathy Ann Goins, daughter of Rev. Richard Goins and Ma­rietta Laffoon Goins, was born July 9, 1954. She was gradu­ated from Ottumwa High School May 29, 1972. She was married in June 1973 to Randy Engel, son of Keith Engel of Aurora, Illinois.

Children born to Randy Engel and Kathy Ann Goins Engel in­clude:

Joseph William Engel born December 11, 1979
Jacqueline Engel born April 27, 1983

Virginia L. Goins, daughter of Richard Goins and Lillie Vi­ola Warner Goins, was born about 1922 in Trenton. She was mar­ried about 1946 to Dale McCracken. He died in Trenton in 1982. She died November 28, 1992. One son was born to them:

Michael McCracken born about 1948

James Elbert Goins, son of Granville G. Goins and Mary Jane Lake Goins, was born August 10, 1879. He was married about 1908 to Eddie Adams. He became a Methodist preacher in Kansas and Nebraska. James Elbert Goins died February 6, 1952.

Children born to James Elbert Goins and Eddie Adams Goins in­clude:

James V. Goins born March 17, 1910
Ruby E. Goins born August 17, 1911
Paul H. Goins born December 5, 1913
Donald O. Goins born April 19, 1915
Estella A. Goins born October 4, 1916
Esther M. Goins born March 6, 1918
Dorothy M. Goins born March 16, 1920
Thelma A. Goins born November 29, 1921
Howard M. Goins born December 1, 1923
Ima Jean Goins born April 11, 1929
Toots Goins [adopted?] born September 30, 1929

James V. Goins, son of James Elbert Goins and Eddie Adams Goins, was born March 17, 1910. He was married about 1933, wife’s name Donna.

Children born to James V. Goins and Donna Goins include:

Chip Goins born about 1935
Pansy Goins born about 1938

Chip Goins, son of James V. Goins and Donna Goins, was born about 1935. He was married about 1958, wife’s name Jane. Children born to Chip Goins and Jane Goins are un­known.

Ruby E. Goins, daughter of James Elbert Goins and Eddie Adams Goins, was born August 17, 1911. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Paul H. Goins, son of James Elbert Goins and Eddie Adams Goins, was born December 5, 1913. He died March 12, 1935.

Donald O. Goins, son of James Elbert Goins and Eddie Adams Goins, was born April 19, 1915. He was married to Elna Hageman about 1939.

Children born to Donald O. Goins and Elna Hageman Goins in­clude:

Donald D. Goins born November 3, 1942
Ernest E. Goins born September 12, 1947

Donald D. Goins, son of Donald O. Goins and Elna Hage­man Goins, was born November 3, 1942. He was married about 1965 to Joan Cruciani. Children born to Donald D. Goins and Joan Cruciani Goins include:

Raymond S. Goins born April 15, 1966
Steven A. Goins born August 15, 1967
Deborah L. Goins born September 3, 1968

Ernest E. Goins, son of Donald O. Goins and Elna Hageman Goins, was born September 12, 1947. He was married about 1970 to Lolita Frick. Children born to Ernest E. Goins and Lolita Frick Goins are unknown.

Estella A. Goins, daughter of James Elbert Goins and Eddie Adams Goins, was born October 4, 1916. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Esther M. Goins, daughter of James Elbert Goins and Eddie Adams Goins, was born March 6, 1918. She died March 17, 1919.

Dorothy M. Goins, daughter of James Elbert Goins and Eddie Adams Goins, was born March 16, 1920. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Thelma A. Goins, daughter of James Elbert Goins and Eddie Adams Goins, was born November 29, 1921. Of this individ­ual nothing more is known.

Howard M. Goins, son of James Elbert Goins and Eddie Adams Goins, was born December 1, 1923. He was married about 1948, wife’s name Nelda.

Children born to Howard M. Goins and Nelda Goins include:

Doak Goins born November 16, 1950
Pamela Goins born about 1954

Doak Goins, son of Howard M. Goins and Nelda Goins was born November 16, 1950. He died April 20, 1970.

Ima Jean Goins, daughter of James Elbert Goins and Eddie Adams Goins, was born April 22, 1929. She died January 12, 1938.

Toots Goins, believed to be an adopted daughter of James Elbert Goins and Eddie Adams Goins, was born September 30, 1929. She died September 4, 1936.

Harvey D. Goins, son of Granville G. Goins and Mary Jane Lake Goins, was born October 8, 1881. He was married about 1904, wife’s name unknown. He died February 2, 1907.

Children born to Harry D. Goins include:

Frank Goins born about 1904
George Goins born about 1905

John G. Goins, son of Granville G. Goins and Mary Jane Lake Goins, was born December 15, 1883. He died Decem­ber 14, 1912.

Oliver F. “Yal” Goins, son of Granville G. Goins and Mary Jane Lake Goins, was born March 12, 1885 in Daviess County. He was married about 1908, wife’s name Erma. Later they lived in Kansas. Children born to Oliver F. “Yal” Goins and Erma Goins are unknown.

Bluford Goins, son of Daniel Goin and Elizabeth Pebley Goin, was born January 1, 1839 in Lee County Virginia. He ap­peared in Claiborne County in the 1850 census as an 11-year old. It is be­lieved that he accompanied other family members to Daviess County, Missouri about 1860. He was married about 1878, wife’s name Sarah.

They were enumerated in the 1880 census of Daviess County, Enumeration District 24, page 9:

“Goen, Bluford 38, born in Virginia
Sarah 30, born in Missouri
William Franklin 1, born in Missouri”

In 1913 Bluford Goin and his two sons continued in Daviess County. He died in 1935. Children born to Bluford Goin and Sarah Goin include:

William Franklin Goins born in 1878
James Edward Goins born in 1881

William Franklin Goins, son of Bluford Goin and Sarah Goin, was born in 1878. He died in 1953.

James Edward Goins, son of Bluford Goin and Sarah Goin, was born in 1881. He died in 1949.

Harrison G. Goin, son of Daniel Goin and Elizabeth Pebley Goin, was born about 1841. He was married about 1870, wife’s name unknown. The obituary of his brother Benjamin Franklin Goin states that Harrison G. Goin died “in infancy.”

Harvey Goin, son of Daniel Goin and Elizabeth Pebley Goin, was born about 1843. In the obituary of his brother, Ben­jamin Franklin Goins it was stated that Harvey Goin died in infancy.

William Goin, son of Daniel Goin and Elizabeth Pebley Goin, was born about 1845 in Claiborne County. He ap­peared there as a five-year-old in the 1850 census of his fa­ther’s household. In the obituary of Benjamin Franklin Goin it was recorded that William Goin “died in the service of his county,” perhaps dur­ing the Civil War.

John Goin, son of Daniel Goin and Elizabeth Pebley Goin, was born about 1846. He appeared as a four-year-old in the 1850 census of his father’s household. In 1913 he and his family lived in Norman, Oklahoma.

Sarah A. Goin, daughter of Daniel Goin and Elizabeth Peb­ley Goin, was born about 1849 in Claiborne County. She ap­peared there in the 1850 census of her father’s household. She died prior to 1913.

Taylor Goin, son of Daniel Goin and Elizabeth Pebley Goin, was born about 1851. In the obituary of his brother, Ben­jamin Franklin Goin, it was stated that Taylor Goin died in infancy.

Mary Goin, daughter of Daniel Goin and Elizabeth Pebley Goin, was born about 1855. She died prior to 1913.

William Goin, son of Isham Goins and Susan “Sookie” Bratcher Goins, was born April 11, 1804. He was mar­ried about 1824, wife’s name Lucitha. Lucitha Goin was “small, an Irish orphan raised by an old woman,” according to the research of Jo Maxine Faulkner Stufflebeam, a descen­dant of Ft. Worth, Texas.

“William Goin” was the head of a household in the 1830 cen­sus of Campbell County, page 222, adjacent to Isham Goin and Canada Goin. His household was enumerated as:

“Goin, William white male 20-30
white female 15-20
white male 0-5
white female 0-5
white female 0-5”

The household of William Goin reappeared in the 1840 cen­sus of Campbell County, page 311 as:

“Goin, William white male 30-40
white female 30-40
white female 10-15
white female 10-15
white male 5-10
white male 5-10
white male 0-5”

William Goin was enumerated as the head of Household 634-646 in the 1850 census of Campbell County:

“Goin, William 46, born in South Carolina
Liesitha 46, born in South Carolina
Alvis 18
William 10
John 8
Elizabeth 5
Anna 3
Sweat, Benjamin 15”

It is believed that “South Carolina” recorded as the birth state for William Goin was an error. His wife, Lucitha Goin was born in South Carolina September 14, 1814, according to “Cemeteries of Clay County, Texas” by Walter Speakman.

William Goin removed afterward to Fannin County, Texas. His family appeared there in the 1860 census as the head of Household 568-580, page 37 as:

“Goin, William 55, born in SC, farmer, $2,500 real estate,
$600 personal property, illiterate
S. 54, born in SC, illiterate
Elvis 26, born in TN
William 20, born in TN, attending school
John 18, born in TN, attending school
Elizabeth 16, born in TN, attending school
Ann 14, born in TN, attending school
Matilda 11, born in TN, attending school”

William Goin and his wife Lucitha Goin gave a deed to Cyrus Terry for 105 acres of land located 13 miles southeast of Bonham February 24, 1870, according to Fannin County Deed Book 8, page 363. Lucitha Goin gave a deed to Elizabeth Glen, according to Fannin County Deed Book S, page 442. She was listed as the administrator of an estate in Fannin County Probate Book 14, page 439.

William Goin was a tall man and died August 6, 1880 after being thrown from a horse. Lucitha Goin died March 5, 1892 and was buried in Bellvue Cemetery, Bellvue, Texas, according to “Cemeteries of Clay County, Texas” by Walter Speakman.

Children born to them include:

James Goin born about 1825
Irene Goin born about 1827
Mary Goin born October 8, 1829
Alvis Goin born August 12, 1838
John Goin born about 1842
Elizabeth “Betsy” Goin born about 1845
Catherine “Annie” Goin born about 1847
Matilda Cida Goin born August 29, 1850

James Goin, son of William Goin and Lucitha Goin, was born in 1825 in Campbell County. He was married about 1845, wife’s name Elizabeth. They appeared in the 1850, 1860 and 1870 enumerations in Campbell County.

“James Goin” was recorded as the head of Household 458-619 in the 1850 census of Campbell County:

“Goin, James 23, born in Tennessee
Elizabeth 23, born in Tennessee
Olive 4
Franklin 1
Sullins, Martha 22
Lotty 1”

Children born to James Goin and Elizabeth Goin include:

Orlena [Olive?] Goin born about 1846
William Franklin Going born in 1848
Alvis Goin born December 11, 1851
Mary J. Goin born about 1854
Enos H. Goin born about 1858
Maynard Goin born about 1860
Milton Goin born about 1862
Eliza Goin born about 1866

Orlena Goin, daughter of James Goin and Elizabeth Goin, was born about 1846 in Campbell County.

William Franklin Going, son of James Goin and Elizabeth Goin, was born about 1848 in Campbell County, according to his non compus mentis probate proceedings. He “was born and raised in Campbell County,” according to a statement made by his brother, H. M. Goins. All other known members of the family of William Franklin Goings spelled their names “Goins.”

William Franklin Going later lived in Indiana, then in Michi­gan, and in 1895 he was a saloon-keeper in Austin, Texas. He was listed in the Austin city directory from 1885 through 1890. In 1885 he operated the Nickel Plate Saloon at 200 Congress [at Live Oak]. From 1887 to 1890 he operated the Bridge Saloon at the same address. He lived in the saloon building. “William F. Goings” was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1890 census of Travis County, page 115, according to “Travis County, Texas Census, Uniquely Reconstructed and Annotated” by Mary A. Moody.

In October 1890 William Franklin Going was examined by Travis County Probate Court, according to Probate File No. 1543, as a non compus mentis.

“He had a fit four or five months ago and has been demented ever since,” stated John Sheenan, who was later appointed his guardian by the court, in the hearing held October 27, 1890. “He has about $1,000 in property, including his saloon. He is about 35-40 years old, and, I think, a native of Tennessee,” stated Sheehan.

On the same date Jack Spence testified, “I have known the defendant for three years, and have been with him every day for two weeks. He said he wanted to turn his bar around so that he stood in front of the bar to bar-keep and have his customers stand behind the bar to drink. He struck a man last night with a plank.”

Travis County Probate Court had confined William Franklin Going in the Insane Asylum at Austin on August 27, 1889. Dr. H. B. Hill testified at a hearing October 29, 1890 that the defendant is “entirely incapacitated to attend to his business.”

H. M. Goin, of Campbell County, brother to William Franklin Going, came to Austin, posted an $8,500 bond and was ap­pointed guardian of William Franklin Going, on December 8, 1890. He reported to the court on that date that William Franklin Going was in Hot Springs, Arkansas at that time “temporarily being treated for insanity.”

Other individuals who assisted in the bond were James Goin, father of the defendant; Alvis Goin, his brother; Elias Douglas, M. C. Stanfill, John J. Graham, W. R. Taylor and E. H. Goin. All were believed to be residents of Campbell County.

Alvis Goin, son of James Goin and Elizabeth Goin, was born in Campbell County December 11, 1851, according to Jo Maxine Faulkner Stufflebeam. He was married September 24, 1873 in LaFollette, Tennessee to Caroline Miller. He was remarried March 15, 1888 in Campbell County to Nancy T. Irwin [Irvin?]. Later he was married a third time to Nancy E. Petree.

Children born to Alvis Goin, Caroline Miller Goin, Nancy T. Irwin Goin and Nancy E. Petree Goin are unknown.

Irene Goin, daughter of William Goin and Lucitha Goin, was born in Campbell County about 1827. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Mary Goin, daughter of William Goin and Lucitha Goin, was born in Campbell County October 8, 1829. She was married about 1849 to Absolum Joshua Lumpkin who was born in Georgia. He died after 1860, and she was remarried in 1864 to James Harper in Texas. She died after 1900.

Children born to Absolum Joshua Lumpkin and Mary Goin Lumpkin include:

George Sylvester Lumpkin born October 28, 1858

George Sylvester Lumpkin, son of Absolum Joshua Lumpkin and Mary Goin Lumpkin, was born October 28, 1858 in Campbell County. He was married July 19, 1877 to Henrietta Ellen Walker, daughter of John Newton Walker and Cassey Jane Stone Walker.

Children born to them include:

Lucy Blanche Lumpkin born July 18, 1899

Lucy Blanche Lumpkin, daughter of George Sylvester Lumpkin and Henrietta Ellen Walker Lumpkina, was born at Joy, Texas July 18, 1899. She was married there July 9, 1922 to Alvin Jewell Faulkner who was born at Tioga, Texas August 14, 1903.

Children born to them include:

Jo Maxine Faulkner born August 2, 1929

Jo Maxine Faulkner, daughter of Alvin Jewell Faulkner and Lucy Blanche Lumpkin Faulkner, was born at Wichita Falls, Texas August 2, 1929. She was married June 29, 1946 at Ft. Worth, Texas to Edward Eugene Stufflebeam who was born November 29, 1929 at Seminole, Oklahoma.

In 1994 and in 1997 they continued to live in Ft. Worth where she, a member of Gowen Research Foundation, was active in the research of her Goin family.

Elvis [Alvis] Goin, son of William Goin and Lucitha Goin, was born in Campbell County about 1832. He appeared as an 18-year-old in the 1850 census of his father’s household. He reappeared at age 26 in his father’s household in the 1860 census of Fannin County. He was married August 23, 1860 to Margaret Hisan in Fannin County, Texas.

William Thomas Goin, son of William Goin and Lucitha Goin, was born in Campbell County August 12, 1838, according to Col. Jim Young, Foundation member of McAlester, Oklahoma. Doris Goin Corn, a great-granddaughter of Tyler, Texas. Mrs. Corn, a Foundation member, wrote October 3. 1993, “My father told me that his grandfather, William Thomas Goin, who lived with his family, appeared to be an Indian from his physical features and dress.”

Various members of the Goin family associated with the Cherokees after their removal to the Hamilton-Bradley County area, but sought to distance themselves from the tribe about 1833 when it became apparent that the Indians were destined to make the trek to Oklahoma along the “Trail of Tears.”

Seventy years later, their descendants were claiming Cherokee blood when the federal government sought to redress some of the inequities inflicted upon the tribesmen. However when the Goin individuals could prove nothing more than juxtaposition with the Cherokees, the Dawes Commission in 1907 generally rejected all of their claims. Many of these affidavits appear in the Hamilton, Bradley and Cannon County sections of this manuscript. Many of the Goin individuals of northeastern Ten­nessee were of Melungeon descent and passed easily for Indians in the above named counties.

William Thomas Goin appeared as a 10-year-old in the 1850 census of his father’s household. He reappeared at age 20 in the 1860 census of his father’s household in Fannin County. He was married to Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Cannon Watson about 1870, probably in Tarrant County, Texas. She was born in Mississippi in 1837.

William Thomas Goin and Elizabeth Watson Goin, “one of the heirs of Carter Cannon and his wife, Sarah Cannon, both de­ceased by July 9, 1875,” gave a warranty deed to 115 acres of land to Ward Washington for $75 October 26, 1876, according to Tarrant County Deed Book E, page 58.

William Thomas Goin was listed as the head of a household in the 1800 census of Tarrant County, Enumeration District 203, page 10 as:

“Goin, William T. 41, born in Kentucky
Elizabeth 43, born in Mississippi
Arthur [twin] 9, born in Texas
Oscar, [twin] 9, born in Texas
James 7, born in Texas
Belle 3, born in Texas
Walter 3/12, born in Texas
Watson, Ella 20, born in Texas,
step‑daughter
Lou 18, born in Texas,
step‑daughter”

William Thomas Goin and Elizabeth Watson Goin gave a war­ranty deed to Thomas Harrison October 26, 1891 to 27 acres of land for $250, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 81, page 431.

Children born to William Thomas Goin and Elizabeth Watson Goin include:

Arthur Goin [twin] born in 1871
William Oscar Goin [twin] born in 1871
James Goin born in 1873
Belle Goin born in 1877
Walter Goin born in 1800

Arthur Goin, twin son of William Thomas Goin and Elizabeth Watson Goin, was born in 1871, probably in Tarrant County, Texas. He appeared in the household of his father in the 1880 census of Tarrant County as a nine‑year‑old. Nothing more is known of this individual.

William Oscar Goin, twin son of William Thomas Goin and Elizabeth Watson Goin, was born in 1871, probably in Tarrant County. He appeared in the 1880 census of Tarrant County as a nine-year‑old living in the household of his father. He was married to Miss Annie P. Baker April 16, 1895, according to nearby Van Zandt County, Texas Marriage Book 6, page 85.

He appeared as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Tarrant County, Enumeration District 115, page 6, precinct 4:

“Goin, Oscar 29, born in Texas in April 1871
Annie P. 20, born in Georgia in October 1879
Lizie J. 2, born in Texas in April 1898,
daughter”

In 1903 William Oscar Goin and Annie P. Baker Goin were residents of Tarrant County. A son was born to them there Oc­tober 21, 1903, according to Tarrant County Birth Book 1, page 37. William Oscar Goin bought a lot in Clarendon, Texas July 1, 1907, accord­ing to Donley County, Texas Deed Book 26, page 63. He deeded property there on August 20, 1907 to Nat Smith and J. H. Duncan, according to Donley County Deed Book 21, page 357 and again on March 1, 1909 to John H. Clark, according To Donley County Deed Book 26, page 29.

William Oscar Goin deeded Lot 6, Block 86, Clarendon to J. M. Williams about 1908, according to Donley County Deed Book 24, page 285.

In 1909 William Oscar Goin was listed as a carpenter living at 332 Terry, Dallas, Texas, according to the city directory. In 1910 the Dallas directory showed him, a carpenter living at 310 Terry.

Lizie J. Goin, daughter of William Oscar Goin and Annie P. Baker Goin, was born in Texas in April 1898, according to her enumeration in the 1900 census. She appeared as a two‑year‑old in her father’s household. Of this individual nothing more is known.

James Goin, assumed to be the third child of William Thomas Goin and Elizabeth Watson Goin, was born in 1873, probably in Tarrant County. He appeared in the 1880 census of Tarrant County as a seven‑year‑old living in the household of his fa­ther.

Belle Goin, assumed to be the fourth child of William Thomas Goin and Elizabeth Watson Goin, was born in 1877, probably in Tarrant County, Texas. She appeared in the household of her father in the 1880 census of Tarrant County as a three‑year‑old.

Walter Goin, assumed to be the fifth child of William Thomas Goin and Elizabeth Watson Goin, was born in 1880, probably in Tarrant County. He appeared in the 1880 census of his fa­ther’s household as a three‑month‑old child.

John Goin, son of William Goin and Lucitha Goin, was born in Campbell County about 1842. He was enumerated as an eight-year-old in the 1850 census of Campbell County. He appeared as age 18 in the 1860 census of Fannin County.

Elizabeth “Betsy” Goin, daughter of William Goin and Lucitha Goin, was born in Campbell County about 1844. She appeared as a five-year-old in the 1850 census return ofher father’s household. She was recorded at age 16 in the 1860 census of Fannin County. She was married December 7, 1867 in Cooke County, Texas to F. S. Taylor.

Catherine “Annie” Goin, daughter of William Goin and Lucitha Goin, was born in Campbell County about 1846. She was enumerated as three-year-old “Anna Goin” in the 1850 census of Campbell County. She appeared as “age 14” in the 1860 census of Fannin County. She was married June 26, 1965 in Fannin County to Daniel Vaughn.

Matilda Cida Goin, daughter of William Goin and Lucitha Goin, was born in Campbell County August 29, 1850. She appeared at age 11 in the 1860 census of Fannin County. She was married July 20, 1873 in Fannin County to George Almer Waters.

Preston Goins, regarded as a son of Daniel Goin and Elizabeth Pebley Goin, was born about 1805. He was married about 1828, wife’s name unknown. He was married secondly March 10, 1841 to Delphia King, according to the research of Joanna M. Howard, a descendant of Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Preston Goin was enumerated in the 1850 census of Camp­bell County as the head of Household 434-615:

“Goin, Preston 45, born in Virginia
Delpha A. 34, born in South Carolina
Susan 13
Nancy 11
Milton 9
Isim 8
John 3
Andrew 8/12”

Children born to Preston Goins and his first wife include:

Isom Goins born about 1834

Children born to Preston Goins and Delphia King Goins include:

Milton Goin born about 1842
Isham Goins born in September 1844
Wyatt Goins born in June 1847
John Goin born about 1848
Andrew Goin born about 1849
Franklin B. Goins born in July 1854
Granville Goins born in May 1857
Marshall Goins born about 1858
Alvis Goins born in February 1859

Isom Goins, son of Preston Goins and Delphia King Goins was born about 1834. He was married about 1858 to Melvina Large.

Children born to Isom Goins and Melvina Large Goins include:

Preston Goins born about 1866

Preston Goins, son of Isom Goins and Melvina Large Goins, was born about 1866. He was married to Mary Hellen Turner about 1890.

Children born to Preston Goins and Mary Hellen Turner Goins include:

Jesse Lee Goins born about 1896

Jesse Lee Goins, son of Preston Goins and Mary Hellen Turner Goins, was born about 1896. He was married about 1919 to Verlin Mary Lemarr.

Children born to Jesse Lee Goins and Verlin Mary Lemarr Goins include:

Helen Goins born about 1924

Helen Goins, daughter of Jesse Lee Goins and Verlin Mary Mary Lemarr, was born about 1924. She was married about 1946 to Joseph Howard.

Children born to them include:

Joanna M. Howard born about 1950

Joanna M. Howard, daughter of Joseph Howard and Helen Goins Howard, was born about 1950. In 1996 she, a resident of Gaithersburg, Maryland and a Foundation member, was active in the research of her branch of the family.

Milton Goin, son of Preston Goin and Delphia King Goin, was born about 1842. He was married about 1857 to Phebe Smith, according to the research of June A. Smith, and they were enumerated in the 1860 census in Campbell County.

Children born to Milton Goin and Phebe Smith Goin include:

Preston Goin born May 27, 1857
Thomas A. Goins born in November 1859
James Goin born December 13, 1861

Preston Goin, son of Milton Goin and Phebe Smith Goin, was born May 27, 1857. He was married about 1883 to Ann Smith who was born January 13, 1861. They were enumerated in the 1900 census of Campbell County.

Children born to Preston Goin and Ann Smith Goin include:

Julia A. Goins born April 25, 1885
John P. Goins born March 21, 1887
Charles Goins born April 23, 1890
Horace M. Goins born July 28, 1891
Elizabeth Goins born April 27, 1894
William Goins born August 13, 1895
Luther Goins born December 25, 1896
Ella Goins born September 10, 1898
Silas Goins born November 15, 1900
Jessel Goins born May 30, 1902

Charles Goins, son of Preston Goin and Ann Smith Goin, was born April 23, 1890. He died three weeks later, May 10, 1890.

Thomas A. Goins, son of Milton Goin and Phebe Smith Goin, was born in November 1859. He was married about 1890, wife’s name, Martha E. She was born in March 1876, according to her enumerated in the 1900 census of Campbell County.

Children born to Thomas A. Goins and Martha E. Goins include:

Lillie M. Goins born in May 1894
Sillus H. Goins born in Sepember 1895
Emit Goins born in June 1897
Fredford Goins born in May 1899

Isham Goins, son of Preston Goins and Delphia King Goins, was born in September 1844. He was married about 1865, wife’s name Melvina. She was born in February 1847. They were enumerated in the 1870, 1880 and 1900 census returns of Campbell County.

Children born to Isham Goins and Melvina Goins include:

John Goin born about 1866
Margaret A. Goin [twin] born about 1868
Mary Ellen Goin [twin] born about 1868
Malinda Goin born in September 1870
Preston Goin born about 1874
Florence Goin born about 1875
James Alvia Goin born in August 1879

Wyatt Goin, son of Preston Goin and Delphia King Goin, was born in September 1844. He was married about 1870, wife’s name Felz. She was born in Tennessee in 1846. He was remarried, wife’s name Phebe. She was born in 1841 in Tennessee. They appeared in the 1880 and 1900 census returns of Campbell County.

Children born to Wyatt Goin and his first wife include:

Marcillas Goin born in 1871
Jane Goin [twin] born in June 1872
Marshall Goin [twin] born in June 1872

Children born to Wyatt Goin and Phoebe Goin are believed to include:

Lany “Leonar” Goin born in July 1877
Hester A. Goin born in 1878

John Goin, son of Preston Goins and Delphia King Goins, was born about 1849.

Franklin B. Goin, son of Preston Goins and Delphia King Goins, was born in July 1854. He was married about 1870, wife’s name Sally. She was born in February 1850. They were enumerated in Campbell County in 1880 and 1900.

Children born to Franklin B. Goin and Sally Goin include:

James M. Goin born in June 1871

James M. Goin, son of Franklin B. Goin and Sally Goin, was born in June 1871. He was married about 1890, wife’s name Ann. She was born in June 1867, according to their 1900 enumeration in Campbell County.

Children born to James M. Goin and Ann Goin include:

Ericus Goin born in August 1892
Nettie Goin born in October 1893
Nancy Goin born in July 1894
Charles Goin born in Sepember 1897

Granville Goin, son of Preston Goin and Delphia King Goin, was born in May 1857. He was married about 1876, wife’s name Lucy. A. She was born in April 1858, according to their enumeration in the 1880 and 1900 census of Campbell County.

Children born to Granville Goin and Lucy A. Goin include:

Elizabeth Goin born in October 1877
Laura Bell Goin born in April 1880
Dolk Goin born in August 1882
Melvina Goin born in July 1884
Letha Goin born in October 1886
Grover Goin born in September 1888
Elizabeth Goin born in September 1890

Marshall Goin, son of Preston Goin and Delphia King Goin, was born about 1858. He was married about 1876, wife’s name Martha. They were enumerated in the 1880 census of Campbell County.

Children born to Marshall Goin and Martha Goin include:

Disey Goin born in 1877
Oliva L. Goin born in 1879

Alvis Goin, son of Preston Goin and Delphia King Goin, was born in February 1859. He was married about 1878 to Manda Kimerin [Cameron?]. She was born in Virginia in 1857, according to their Campbell County enumerations in 1880 and 1900.

“Alvis Goins” was recorded as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Campbell County, Enumeration District 35, page 8, 8th Civil District:

“Goins, Alvis 41, born in February 1859 in TN
Manda 42, born in December 1857 in VA
Andy 20, born in October 1879 in TN
Marshall 19, born in January 1881 in TN
Horace 16, born in May 1884 in TN
Margaret A. 12, born in October 1887 in TN
Sarah J. 6, born in January 1894 in TN”

Children born to Alvis Goin and Manda Kimerin Goin include:

Andrew Goin born in October 1879
Marshall Goin born in January 1881
Horace Goin born in May 1884
Margaret A. Goin born in October 1887
Sarah J. Goin born in January 1894

James Goins, son of Milton Goin and Phebe Smith Goin, was born December 13, 1861. He was married about 1884 to Nancy Smith who was born August 16, 1863. She died March 24, 1940 in Campbell County, and he died there December 10, 1945.

Children born to James Goins and Nancy Smith Goins include:

Nora Goins born October 3, 1885
Hester Ann Goins born March 12, 1887
Milton Goins born April 18, 1889
Florence Goins born June 9, 1890
Charles Goins born November 26, 1896
Ette Lee Goins born November 21, 1898
Amos Goins born April 24, 1900
Sally Goins born November 27,1902

Jane Goin, daughter of Isham Goin and Susan “Sookie” Bratcher Goin, was born about 1807.

Canada Goins, regarded as a son of Isham Goins and Susan “Sookie” Bratcher Goins, was born October 25, 1808, probably in Campbell County. He was married there about 1828. The bride was identified as “Rebecca” by Charles Goins, a descendant.

“Canada Goin” was the head of a household in the 1830 cen­sus of Campbell County, page 225, adjacent to “Isham Goin” and “William Goin.” His household was enumerated as:

“Goin, Canada white male 20-30
white female 15-20
white female 0-5”

Children born to Canada Goins and Rebecca Goins include:

Jane Goins born about 1831

Jane Goins, daughter of Canada Goins and Rebecca Goins, was born about 1831, according to Charlene Hart, a descendant.

Rachel Goins, daughter of Isham Goin and Susan “Sookie” Bratcher Goin, was born about 1815.

John Goins, son of Isham Goins and Susan “Sookie” Bratcher Goins was born August 17, 1817 in Tennessee, probably Campbell County.

He was married about 1833 to Isabelle “Issey” Peberly, re­garded as an older sister to Elizabeth Peberly who was mar­ried to William Goin, brother to John Goins. Isabelle “Issey” Pe­berly was born at Clear Creek, Kentucky in Bell County. They were married in Whitley County, Ken­tucky and re­mained there at Meadow Creek, Kentucky in December 1834. By 1836 John Goins had removed his family to Camp­bell County.

“John Goin” was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 cen­sus of Campbell County, page 305, adjacent to “Isham Goin.” His household was rendered as:

“Goin, John white male 20-30
white female 20-30
white female 15-20
white female 5-10
white male 0-5
white female 0-5″
white male 0-5”

“John Goin” reappeared in the census of 1850 of Campbell County as the head of Household 440-616:

“Goin, John 33, born in Tennessee
Isaay 36, born in Tennessee
Calistine 15
Andrew L. 14
Preston 11
Elizabeth A. 10
Isem 7
Creed F. 5
Summerfield 3
Martha 2
John W. 1/12”

Isabelle “Issey” Peberly Goins died June 5, 1880 and was buried in Brier Creek Cemetery near Dow, Kentucky in Whit­ley County, according to the research of Loraine Tie­man, a de­scendant of Phoenix, Arizona and a member of Gowen Re­search Foundation. John Goins died February 20, 1885 at Jel­lico, Tennessee in Campbell County and was buried beside his wife.

Children born to them include:

Calestine Goins born December 20, 1834
Andrew L. Goins born November 20, 1836
Preston Goins born April 29, 1838
Elizabeth A. Goins born September 21, 1840
Isham Goins born November 10, 1842
Creed F. Goins born April 18, 1844
Summerfield Goins born March 16, 1846
Martha Goins born April 9, 1848
John W. Goins born August 24, 1850
Margaret Goins born November 7, 1852
Nancy I. Goins born April 29, 1854

Calestine Goins, daughter of John Goins and Isabelle “Issey” Peberly Goins, was born December 20, 1834 at Meadow Creek, Kentucky in Whitley County. She was married Au­gust 31, 1856 to Pleasant Moses who was born March 19, 1838 to Joshua Moses, Jr. and Anna Hackler Moses. She died February 2, 1865, and Pleasant Moses died August 9, 1899. They were buried in Wolf Creek Cemetery in Whitley County.

Children born to them include:

Emeline Moses born June 9, 1857
Andrew Jackson Moses born August 16, 1858
Elias Moses born December 8, 1859
Louisa Moses born January 10, 1861
Summer Elizabeth Moses born June 15, 1863

Emeline Moses, daughter of Pleasant Moses and Calestine Goins Moses, was born June 9, 1857 at Pleasant View. She was married about 1875 to Jesse Smith. She died August 6, 1928.

Andrew Jackson Moses, son of Pleasant Moses and Calestine Goins Moses, was born August 16, 1858 at Pleasant View. He was married December 12, 1880 to Alafair Davis. She was born at Newcomb, Tennessee June 29, 1863 to Isaac Davis and Mary Ann Sharp Davis. Alafair Davis Moses died September 10, 1941, and her husband died November 23, 1946 in Whitley County. They were buried in Pleasant View Cemetery in Whitley County.

Children born to them include:

Mary Emeline Moses born January 7, 1882
George Marion Moses born March 22, 1884
Isaac Fred Moses born June 9, 1886
William Riley Moses born June 12, 1888
Calestine Moses born June 27, 1890
Isham Russell Moses born May 17, 1892
Lucrecy Moses born May 31, 1894
James Moses born February 22, 1895
Betty Matilda Moses born December 23, 1896
Ancil Faris Moses born July 3, 1899
Cynthia Melvina Moses born October 27, 1901
Andrew Jackson Moses, Jr. born February 6, 1904

Mary Emeline Moses, daughter of Andrew Jackson Moses and Alafair Davis Moses, was born in Whitley County January 7, 1882. She was married December 24, 1917 to Mossy Bolling. He died October 13, 1977.

William Riley Moses, son of Andrew Jackson Moses and Alafair Davis Moses, was born in Whitley County June 12, 1888. He was married September 30, 1928 to Ruth Angel. He died December 1, 1970.

Calestine Moses, daughter of Andrew Jackson Moses and Alafair Davis Moses, was born in Whitley County June 27, 1890. She was married May 11, 1913 to Benjamin Harrison Meadors. She died April 9, 1986 at age 95.

Isham Russell Moses, son of Andrew Jackson Moses and Alafair Davis Moses, was born in Whitley County May 17, 1892. He was married October 28, 1917 to Emma Bunch. He died December 21, 1979.

Lucrecy Moses, daughter of Andrew Jackson Moses and Alafair Davis Moses, was born in Whitley County May 31, 1894. She was married at age 30 to Homer Phillips June 8, 1924. She died November 14, 1975.

James Moses, son of Andrew Jackson Moses and Alafair Davis Moses, was born in Whitley County February 22, 1895 and died the same day.

Betty Matilda Moses, daughter of Andrew Jackson Moses and Alafair Davis Moses, was born in Whitley County De­cember 23, 1896. She was married June 1, 1939 to “Captain Coldiron.” She died January 9, 1985. She had retained the Moses family bible.

Ancil Faris Moses, son of Andrew Jackson Moses and Alafair Davis Moses, was born in Whitley County July 3, 1899. He was married July 24, 1928 to Cora Smith. He died October 9, 1972.

Cynthia Melvina Moses, daughter of Andrew Jackson Moses and Alafair Davis Moses, was born in Whitley County Octo­ber 27, 1901. She was married June 1, 1931 to Ancil Lovitt. He died November 13, 1983, and she died February 19, 1984.

Andrew Jackson Moses, Jr, son of Andrew Jackson Moses and Alafair Davis Moses, was born in Whitley County February 6, 1904. He was married January 23, 1926 to Nora Meadors, be­lieved to be a sister to Benjamin Harrison Meadors. He died March 2, 1988.

Elias Moses, son of Pleasant Moses and Calestine Goins Moses, was born December 8, 1859 at Pleasant View. He was married to Elizabeth Davis, believed to be a sister of Alafair Davis about 1881. Elias Moses died January 7, 1894.

Louisa Moses, daughter of Pleasant Moses and Calestine Goins Moses, was born January 10, 1861. She was married about 1880 to William Russell Ridenour. She died February 18, 1939.

Summer Elizabeth Moses, daughter of Pleasant Moses and Calestine Goins Moses, was born June 15, 1863 in Whitley County. She was married about 1882 to Hirum Witt. She died in 1933.

Andrew L. Goins, son of John Goins and Isabelle “Issey” Pe­berly Goins, was born November 20, 1836 in Campbell County. He was married January 31, 1865 to Harriet Ma­linda Reeves. He died August 20, 1923. Children born to Andrew L. Goins and Harriet Malinda Reeves Goins are un­known.

Preston Goins, son of John Goins and Isabelle “Issey” Pe­berly Goins, was born in Campbell County April 29, 1838. He was married September 3, 1863 to Samantha Harris. He died April 12, 1934. Children born to Preston Goins and Samantha Harris Goins are unknown.

Elizabeth A. Goins, daughter of John Goins and Isabelle “Issey” Peberly Goins, was born September 21, 1840 in Campbell County. She was married about 1865 to Columbus Reeves, be­lieved to be a brother to Harriet Malinda Reeves. Elizabeth A. Goins Reeves died April 10, 1885.

Isham Goins, son of John Goins and Isabelle “Issey” Peberly Goins, was born in Campbell County November 10, 1842. He was married November 24, 1864 to Louisa Jane Thomas. He died December 24, 1914, and she died October 10, 1921.

Children born to Isham Goins and Louisa Jane Thomas, according to Artis Mae Goins, include:

Sherman Goins born May 4, 1866
Lee Goins born about 1868
Elizabeth “Betty” Goins born May 5, 1869
Harvey Goins born in 1872
Joseph Goins born in August 1875
Grant Goins born September 10, 1879
Liana Goins born March 24, 1892

Sherman Goins, son of Isham Goins and Louisa Jane Thomas Goins, was born May 4, 1866. He died October 5, 1912.

Lee Goins, son of Isham Goins and Louisa Jane Thomas Goins, was born about 1868.

Elizabeth “Betty” Goins, daughter of Isham Goins and Louisa Jane Thomas Goins, was born May 5, 1869. She died January 28, 1945.

Harvey Goins, son of Isham Goins and Louisa Jane Thomas Goins, was born in 1872. He died March 6, 1944.

Joseph Goins, son of Isham Goins and Louisa Jane Thomas Goins, was born in 1872.

Grant Goins, son of Isham Goins and Louisa Jane Thomas Goins, was born September 10, 1879, according to Artis Mae Goins. He was married about 1900 to Betty Rains who was born April 10, 1883. They lived at Verne, Kentucky in Whitley County.

Children born to Grant Goins and Betty Rains Goins include:

Charles Goins born January 25, 1902
Roscoe Goins born May 1, 1904
Henry Goins born January 26, 1907
Granville Goins born Mary 25, 1914
Omi Jane Goins born about 1916
William Lee Goins born April 20, 1917

Charles Goins, son of Grant Goins and Betty Rains Goins, was born January 25, 1902. He died December 8, 1989 in Ohio.

Roscoe Goins, son of Grant Goins and Betty Rains Goins, was born May 1, 1904. He died August 25, 1957.

Children born to him include:

Artis Mae Goins born about 1929

Henry Goins, son of Grant Goins and Betty Rains Goins, was born January 26, 1907. In 1999 he was living in Whitley County.

Granville Goins, son of Grant Goins and Betty Rains Goins, was born May 25, 1914. He died January 18, 1988 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Omi Jane Goins, daughter of Grant Goins and Betty Rains Goins, was born 1916. She died at Verne.

William Lee Goins, son of Grant Goins and Betty Rains Goins, was born April 20, 1917. In 1999 he was living in Verne, Kentucky.

Liana Goins, daughter of Isham Goins and Louisa Jane Thomas Goins, was born March 24, 1892. She died September 15, 1974.

Creed F. Goins, son of John Goins and Isabelle “Issey” Pe­berly Goins, was born in Campbell County April 18, 1844. He was married to Edna Reeves, believed to be a sister to Columbus Reeves, about 1867. He died October 21, 1900. Children born to Creed F. Goins and Edna Reeves Goins are unknown.

Summerfield Goins, son of John Goins and Isabelle “Issey” Pe­berly Goins, was born in Campbell County March 16, 1846. He was married about 1869 to Jesse Baker. He died September 19, 1895. Children born to Summerfield Goins and Jesse Baker Goins are unknown.

Martha Goins, daughter of John Goins and Isabelle “Issey” Pe­berly Goins, was born in Campbell County April 9, 1848. She was married about 1866 to Sylva Taylor. She died Au­gust 27, 1899.

John W. Goins, son of John Goins and Isabelle “Issey” Pe­berly Goins, was born August 24, 1850 in Campbell County. He was married about 1873 to Catherine Harris. He died March 29, 1918. Children born to John W. Goins and Catherine Harris Goins are unknown.

Margaret Goins, daughter of John Goins and Isabelle “Issey” Peberly Goins, was born November 7, 1852 in Campbell County. She was married about 1870 to George Lusk. She died October 11, 1936.

Nancy I. Goins, daughter of John Goins and Isabelle “Issey” Peberly Goins, was born in Campbell County April 29, 1854. She was married December 5, 1872 to Lewis Reaves. She died April 21, 1904.

Elizabeth Goins, daughter of Isham Going and Susan “Sookie” Bratcher Goins, was born about 1821.

Isham Goins, Jr, son of Isham Going and Susan “Sookie” Bratcher Goins, was born about 1824.

Susan Goins, daughter of Isham Going and Susan “Sookie” Bratcher Goins, was born about 1826.

James Goins, son of Isham Going and Susan “Sookie” Bratcher Goins, was born March 7, 1827.

Martha Goins, daughter of Isham Goins and Susan “Sookie” Bratcher Goins, was born about 1831.

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Karen L. Cooper, 105 W. Xenia Drive, Fairborn, OH, 45324, 937/879-9874
Joseph E. Harris, 22 S. 8th Street, Miamisburg, OH, 45342
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Jo Maxine Faulkner Stufflebeam, 7918 Lazy Lane, Ft. Worth, TX, 76180, 817/281-3896
Loraine Tieman, 2617 W. Columbine Road, Phoenix, AZ, 85029
Jeraldine Marie Brandon Webb, 1318 Domador, San Clemente, CA, 92073,
714/498-0304.
Col. Jimmy L. Young, Rt. 3, Box 329-A, McAlester, OK, 74501, 817/423-4788, E-mail:
myoung@icok.net
Roberta Jean Brandon Young, 14624 McGee Drive, Whittier, CA, 90604

Campbell County.

Children born to Marshall Goin and Martha Goin include:

Disey Goin born in 1877
Oliva L. Goin born in 1879

Alvis Goin, son of Preston Goin and Delphia King Goin, was born in February 1859. He was married about 1878 to Manda Kimerin [Cameron?]. She was born in Virginia in 1857, according to their Campbell County enumerations in 1880 and 1900.

“Alvis Goins” was recorded as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Campbell County, Enumeration District 35, page 8, 8th Civil District:

“Goins, Alvis 41, born in February 1859 in TN
Manda 42, born in December 1857 in VA
Andy 20, born in October 1879 in TN
Marshall 19, born in January 1881 in TN
Horace 16, born in May 1884 in TN
Margaret A. 12, born in October 1887 in TN
Sarah J. 6, born in January 1894 in TN”

Children born to Alvis Goin and Manda Kimerin Goin include:

Andrew Goin born in October 1879
Marshall Goin born in January 1881
Horace Goin born in May 1884
Margaret A. Goin born in October 1887
Sarah J. Goin born in January 1894

James Goins, son of Milton Goin and Phebe Smith Goin, was born December 13, 1861. He was married about 1884 to Nancy Smith who was born August 16, 1863. She died March 24, 1940 in Campbell County, and he died there December 10, 1945.

Children born to James Goins and Nancy Smith Goins include:

Nora Goins born October 3, 1885
Hester Ann Goins born March 12, 1887
Milton Goins born April 18, 1889
Florence Goins born June 9, 1890
Charles Goins born November 26, 1896
Ette Lee Goins born November 21, 1898
Amos Goins born April 24, 1900
Sally Goins born November 27,1902

Jane Goin, daughter of Isham Goin and Susan “Sookie” Bratcher Goin, was born about 1807.

Canada Goins, regarded as a son of Isham Goins and Susan “Sookie” Bratcher Goins, was born October 25, 1808, probably in Campbell County. He was married there about 1828. The bride was identified as “Rebecca” by Charles Goins, a descendant.

“Canada Goin” was the head of a household in the 1830 cen­sus of Campbell County, page 225, adjacent to “Isham Goin” and “William Goin.” His household was enumerated as:

“Goin, Canada white male 20-30
white female 15-20
white female 0-5”

Children born to Canada Goins and Rebecca Goins include:

Jane Goins born about 1831

Jane Goins, daughter of Canada Goins and Rebecca Goins, was born about 1831, according to Charlene Hart, a descendant.

Rachel Goins, daughter of Isham Goin and Susan “Sookie” Bratcher Goin, was born about 1815.

John Goins, son of Isham Goins and Susan “Sookie” Bratcher Goins was born August 17, 1817 in Tennessee, probably Campbell County.

He was married about 1833 to Isabelle “Issey” Peberly, re­garded as an older sister to Elizabeth Peberly who was mar­ried to William Goin, brother to John Goins. Isabelle “Issey” Pe­berly was born at Clear Creek, Kentucky in Bell County. They were married in Whitley County, Ken­tucky and re­mained there at Meadow Creek, Kentucky in December 1834. By 1836 John Goins had removed his family to Camp­bell County.

“John Goin” was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Campbell County, page 305, adjacent to “Isham Goin.” His household was rendered as:

“Goin, John white male 20-30
white female 20-30
white female 15-20
white female 5-10
white male 0-5
white female 0-5″
white male 0-5”

“John Goin” reappeared in the census of 1850 of Campbell County as the head of Household 440-616:

“Goin, John 33, born in Tennessee
Isaay 36, born in Tennessee
Calistine 15
Andrew L. 14
Preston 11
Elizabeth A. 10
Isem 7
Creed F. 5
Summerfield 3
Martha 2
John W. 1/12”

Isabelle “Issey” Peberly Goins died June 5, 1880 and was buried in Brier Creek Cemetery near Dow, Kentucky in Whit­ley County, according to the research of Loraine Tie­man, a de­scendant of Phoenix, Arizona and a member of Gowen Re­search Foundation. John Goins died February 20, 1885 at Jel­lico, Tennessee in Campbell County and was buried beside his wife.

Children born to them include:

Calestine Goins born December 20, 1834
Andrew L. Goins born November 20, 1836
Preston Goins born April 29, 1838
Elizabeth A. Goins born September 21, 1840
Isham Goins born November 10, 1842
Creed F. Goins born April 18, 1844
Summerfield Goins born March 16, 1846
Martha Goins born April 9, 1848
John W. Goins born August 24, 1850
Margaret Goins born November 7, 1852
Nancy I. Goins born April 29, 1854

Calestine Goins, daughter of John Goins and Isabelle “Issey” Peberly Goins, was born December 20, 1834 at Meadow Creek, Kentucky in Whitley County. She was married Au­gust 31, 1856 to Pleasant Moses who was born March 19, 1838 to Joshua Moses, Jr. and Anna Hackler Moses. She died February 2, 1865, and Pleasant Moses died August 9, 1899. They were buried in Wolf Creek Cemetery in Whitley County.

Children born to them include:

Emeline Moses born June 9, 1857
Andrew Jackson Moses born August 16, 1858
Elias Moses born December 8, 1859
Louisa Moses born January 10, 1861
Summer Elizabeth Moses born June 15, 1863

Emeline Moses, daughter of Pleasant Moses and Calestine Goins Moses, was born June 9, 1857 at Pleasant View. She was married about 1875 to Jesse Smith. She died August 6, 1928.

Andrew Jackson Moses, son of Pleasant Moses and Calestine Goins Moses, was born August 16, 1858 at Pleasant View. He was married December 12, 1880 to Alafair Davis. She was born at Newcomb, Tennessee June 29, 1863 to Isaac Davis and Mary Ann Sharp Davis. Alafair Davis Moses died September 10, 1941, and her husband died November 23, 1946 in Whitley County. They were buried in Pleasant View Cemetery in Whitley County.

Children born to them include:

Mary Emeline Moses born January 7, 1882
George Marion Moses born March 22, 1884
Isaac Fred Moses born June 9, 1886
William Riley Moses born June 12, 1888
Calestine Moses born June 27, 1890
Isham Russell Moses born May 17, 1892
Lucrecy Moses born May 31, 1894
James Moses born February 22, 1895
Betty Matilda Moses born December 23, 1896
Ancil Faris Moses born July 3, 1899
Cynthia Melvina Moses born October 27, 1901
Andrew Jackson Moses, Jr. born February 6, 1904

Mary Emeline Moses, daughter of Andrew Jackson Moses and Alafair Davis Moses, was born in Whitley County January 7, 1882. She was married December 19, 1901 to Isaac Zachariah Osborn. They were divorced August 9, 1970.

George Marion Moses, son of Andrew Jackson Moses and Alafair Davis Moses, was born in Whitley County March 22, 1884. He was married March 2, 1912 to Emma Inman. He died October 3, 1918.

Isaac Fred Moses, son of Andrew Jackson Moses and Alafair Davis Moses, was born in Whitley County June 9, 1886. He was married December 24, 1917 to Mossy Bolling. He died October 13, 1977.

William Riley Moses, son of Andrew Jackson Moses and Alafair Davis Moses, was born in Whitley County June 12, 1888. He was married September 30, 1928 to Ruth Angel. He died December 1, 1970.

Calestine Moses, daughter of Andrew Jackson Moses and Alafair Davis Moses, was born in Whitley County June 27, 1890. She was married May 11, 1913 to Benjamin Harrison Meadors. She died April 9, 1986 at age 95.

Isham Russell Moses, son of Andrew Jackson Moses and Alafair Davis Moses, was born in Whitley County May 17, 1892. He was married October 28, 1917 to Emma Bunch. He died December 21, 1979.

Lucrecy Moses, daughter of Andrew Jackson Moses and Alafair Davis Moses, was born in Whitley County May 31, 1894. She was married at age 30 to Homer Phillips June 8, 1924. She died November 14, 1975.

James Moses, son of Andrew Jackson Moses and Alafair Davis Moses, was born in Whitley County February 22, 1895 and died the same day.

Betty Matilda Moses, daughter of Andrew Jackson Moses and Alafair Davis Moses, was born in Whitley County De­cember 23, 1896. She was married June 1, 1939 to “Captain Coldiron.” She died January 9, 1985. She had retained the Moses family bible.

Ancil Faris Moses, son of Andrew Jackson Moses and Alafair Davis Moses, was born in Whitley County July 3, 1899. He was married July 24, 1928 to Cora Smith. He died October 9, 1972.

Cynthia Melvina Moses, daughter of Andrew Jackson Moses and Alafair Davis Moses, was born in Whitley County Octo­ber 27, 1901. She was married June 1, 1931 to Ancil Lovitt. He died November 13, 1983, and she died February 19, 1984.

Andrew Jackson Moses, Jr, son of Andrew Jackson Moses and Alafair Davis Moses, was born in Whitley County February 6, 1904. He was married January 23, 1926 to Nora Meadors, be­lieved to be a sister to Benjamin Harrison Meadors. He died March 2, 1988.

Elias Moses, son of Pleasant Moses and Calestine Goins Moses, was born December 8, 1859 at Pleasant View. He was married to Elizabeth Davis, believed to be a sister of Alafair Davis about 1881. Elias Moses died January 7, 1894.

Louisa Moses, daughter of Pleasant Moses and Calestine Goins Moses, was born January 10, 1861. She was married about 1880 to William Russell Ridenour. She died February 18, 1939.

Summer Elizabeth Moses, daughter of Pleasant Moses and Calestine Goins Moses, was born June 15, 1863 in Whitley County. She was married about 1882 to Hirum Witt. She died in 1933.

Andrew L. Goins, son of John Goins and Isabelle “Issey” Pe­berly Goins, was born November 20, 1836 in Campbell County. He was married January 31, 1865 to Harriet Ma­linda Reeves. He died August 20, 1923. Children born to Andrew L. Goins and Harriet Malinda Reeves Goins are un­known.

Preston Goins, son of John Goins and Isabelle “Issey” Pe­berly Goins, was born in Campbell County April 29, 1838. He was married September 3, 1863 to Samantha Harris. He died April 12, 1934. Children born to Preston Goins and Samantha Harris Goins are unknown.

Elizabeth A. Goins, daughter of John Goins and Isabelle “Issey” Peberly Goins, was born September 21, 1840 in Campbell County. She was married about 1865 to Columbus Reeves, be­lieved to be a brother to Harriet Malinda Reeves. Elizabeth A. Goins Reeves died April 10, 1885.

Isham Goins, son of John Goins and Isabelle “Issey” Peberly Goins, was born in Campbell County November 10, 1842. He was married November 24, 1864 to Louisa Jane Thomas. He died December 24, 1914, and she died October 10, 1921.

Children born to Isham Goins and Louisa Jane Thomas, according to Artis Mae Goins, include:

Sherman Goins born May 4, 1866
Lee Goins born about 1868
Elizabeth “Betty” Goins born May 5, 1869
Harvey Goins born in 1872
Joseph Goins born in August 1875
Grant Goins born September 10, 1879
Liana Goins born March 24, 1892

Sherman Goins, son of Isham Goins and Louisa Jane Thomas Goins, was born May 4, 1866. He died October 5, 1912.

Lee Goins, son of Isham Goins and Louisa Jane Thomas Goins, was born about 1868.

Elizabeth “Betty” Goins, daughter of Isham Goins and Louisa Jane Thomas Goins, was born May 5, 1869. She died January 28, 1945.

Harvey Goins, son of Isham Goins and Louisa Jane Thomas Goins, was born in 1872. He died March 6, 1944.

Joseph Goins, son of Isham Goins and Louisa Jane Thomas Goins, was born in 1872.

Grant Goins, son of Isham Goins and Louisa Jane Thomas Goins, was born September 10, 1879, according to Artis Mae Goins. He was married about 1900 to Betty Rains who was born April 10, 1883. They lived at Verne, Kentucky in Whitley County.

Children born to Grant Goins and Betty Rains Goins include:

Charles Goins born January 25, 1902
Roscoe Goins born May 1, 1904
Henry Goins born January 26, 1907
Granville Goins born Mary 25, 1914
Omi Jane Goins born about 1916
William Lee Goins born April 20, 1917

Charles Goins, son of Grant Goins and Betty Rains Goins, was born January 25, 1902. He died December 8, 1989 in Ohio.

Roscoe Goins, son of Grant Goins and Betty Rains Goins, was born May 1, 1904. He died August 25, 1957.

Children born to him include:

Artis Mae Goins born about 1929

Henry Goins, son of Grant Goins and Betty Rains Goins, was born January 26, 1907. In 1999 he was living in Whitley County.

Granville Goins, son of Grant Goins and Betty Rains Goins, was born May 25, 1914. He died January 18, 1988 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Omi Jane Goins, daughter of Grant Goins and Betty Rains Goins, was born 1916. She died at Verne.

William Lee Goins, son of Grant Goins and Betty Rains Goins, was born April 20, 1917. In 1999 he was living in Verne, Kentucky.

Liana Goins, daughter of Isham Goins and Louisa Jane Thomas Goins, was born March 24, 1892. She died September 15, 1974.

Creed F. Goins, son of John Goins and Isabelle “Issey” Pe­berly Goins, was born in Campbell County April 18, 1844. He was married to Edna Reeves, believed to be a sister to Columbus Reeves, about 1867. He died October 21, 1900. Children born to Creed F. Goins and Edna Reeves Goins are unknown.

Summerfield Goins, son of John Goins and Isabelle “Issey” Pe­berly Goins, was born in Campbell County March 16, 1846. He was married about 1869 to Jesse Baker. He died September 19, 1895. Children born to Summerfield Goins and Jesse Baker Goins are unknown.

Martha Goins, daughter of John Goins and Isabelle “Issey” Pe­berly Goins, was born in Campbell County April 9, 1848. She was married about 1866 to Sylva Taylor. She died Au­gust 27, 1899.

John W. Goins, son of John Goins and Isabelle “Issey” Pe­berly Goins, was born August 24, 1850 in Campbell County. He was married about 1873 to Catherine Harris. He died March 29, 1918. Children born to John W. Goins and Catherine Harris Goins are unknown.

Margaret Goins, daughter of John Goins and Isabelle “Issey” Peberly Goins, was born November 7, 1852 in Campbell County. She was married about 1870 to George Lusk. She died October 11, 1936.

Nancy I. Goins, daughter of John Goins and Isabelle “Issey” Peberly Goins, was born in Campbell County April 29, 1854. She was married December 5, 1872 to Lewis Reaves. She died April 21, 1904.

Elizabeth Goins, daughter of Isham Going and Susan “Sookie” Bratcher Goins, was born about 1821.

Isham Goins, Jr, son of Isham Going and Susan “Sookie” Bratcher Goins, was born about 1824.

Susan Goins, daughter of Isham Going and Susan “Sookie” Bratcher Goins, was born about 1826.

James Goins, son of Isham Going and Susan “Sookie” Bratcher Goins, was born March 7, 1827.

Martha Goins, daughter of Isham Goins and Susan “Sookie” Bratcher Goins, was born about 1831.

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Joseph E. Harris, 22 S. 8th Street, Miamisburg, OH, 45342
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Loraine Tieman, 2617 W. Columbine Road, Phoenix, AZ, 85029
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714/498-0304.
Col. Jimmy L. Young, Rt. 3, Box 329-A, McAlester, OK, 74501, 817/423-4788, E-mail:
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Roberta Jean Brandon Young, 14624 McGee Drive, Whittier, CA, 90604
==O==
Joseph Going, son of William Gowan and Anastasia Sullivan Gowan, was born about 1760, probably in Goochland County. He enlisted at Bedford, Virginia, in Bedford County in January 1777 in the Fourteenth Virginia Regiment of the Continental Line. His activities are sometimes confused with that of an­other individual of the same name, perhaps a cousin who also lived in Bedford County. Joseph Going of the Fourteenth Vir­ginia Regiment later lived in Madison County, Kentucky. The other Joseph Goins enlisted in Bedford County in the Virginia militia and later lived in Hancock County, Tennessee where he died in 1859.

The Fourteenth Virginia Regiment joined the Continental Army at Brandywine, Pennsylvania shortly after the battle fought there September 11, 1777. Under the command of Gen. George Washington, the army engaged the British at German­town, Pennsylvania on the outskirts of Philadelphia October 4, 1777 and then were forced to withdraw about 40 miles west to Valley Forge. In bitter cold and without adequate supplies and rations, the 14th Virginia suffered throughout the winter.

The Virginians were pitched into the ferocious Battle of Mon­mouth [New Jersey] June 28, 1778 and helped to carry the day against Gen. Howe and the English. It was in this battle that the famous Molly Pitcher took the place of her injured husband, a cannoneer and manned his gun, preventing its capture by the British.

Joseph Going was married to Judith Pollard September 20, 1780, according to “Marriage Bonds of Bedford County, Virginia, 1755-1780.” John Mitchell was surety for the mar­riage. Judith Pollard was the daughter of Francis Pollard and Betty Phelps Pollard, according to James Edwin Crates.

Joseph Going and John Mitchell posted bond:

“Know all men by these presents that we, Joseph Going and John Mitchell are held etc. to Thomas Jefferson, Esq, Governor of Virginia in the sum of Fifty Pounds on payment well & truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, etc, firmly by these presents sealed and dated this 20th September, 1780.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound Joseph Going & Judith Pollard if therefore there be no lawfull cause to obstruct the same, then this obligation to be void.

Sealed lc Joseph [X] Going
Robert Alexander John Mitchell”

Attached to the bond was a note:

“This is to certifiy that I have no objection to Joseph Going marrying with Juda Pollard. Given under my hand this 17 day of September 1780.
John [Tatum?]
[Surname illegible]”

Francis Pollard was born about 1720, according to a descendant, Elizabeth Harris, Duke University, citing “Oakes Family Genealogical Data, 1640-1982.” By 1749 he was living in Cumberland Parish, Lunenberg Co. Virginia, working as a blacksmith. He bought land in 1753 on Otter Creek, Lunenberg [later Bedford County] from John Phelps and Mary Phelps, parents of his wife Betty Phelps. He died in Bedford County between 1771, the date of his will and 1780 when his estate was finally settled.

Judith Pollard Going was mentioned in the will of her father dated April 4, 1771, according to Bedford County Will Book 1, pages 131-132. The estate was appraised by Robert Allen, “schoolmaster,” Matthew Talbot and Thomas Arthur. John Phelps, regarded as his brother-in-law, was executor of the estate.

The children of Francis Pollard and Betty Phelps Pollard include:

Thomas Pollard born about 1750
Elizabeth Pollard born about 1752
Mary Pollard born about 1755
Susannah Pollard born about 1758
John Pollard born about 1760
Judith Pollard born about 1762
Sarah Pollard born about 1764
Jane Pollard born about 1767
Betty Pollard born about 1770
Frances Pollard born about 1773

Joseph Going was a taxpayer in Bedford County, paying tax on “one poll,” according to “Virginia Taxpayers, 1782-1787.”

He appeared as a resident of adjoining Patrick County Virginia during the 1790s, according to “Abstracts of Order Book “O,” Patrick County, Virginia,” by Lela C. Adams. In the volume, he was mentioned July 8, 1793 on page 34 as a mem­ber of the road committee of Edward Tatum responsible for the care of the road “from the forks of the road above Stephen Lyons to Peters Creek in Hanby’s lane.”

Joseph Going was a juror in the April 1794 court session, ac­cording to page 65. He received a lien from Shadrack Barret November 27, 1794, according to page 84. He was again serv­ing on a jury “Saturday, July 30, 1796,” according to page 136. He was recorded as a juror on page 150 February 24, 1797 which tried two cases on that date.

Fulcher was appointed “surveyor of the road from Patrick Courthouse to Joseph Goings,” March 30, 1797, according to page 155. Joseph Going had jury service again April 28, 1797 and again tried two cases, according to page 159. He was sued by Joseph Keaton May 25, 1797 as recorded on page 161. Keaton received a judgment against the defendant.

He drew jury service July 28, 1797, page 166 and again on October 27, 1797, page 173. Joseph Going appeared in court November 30, 1797 requesting “an injunction to stay the pro­ceedings of a judgment of Joseph Keaton.” The stay was granted upon Joseph Going posting a bond secured by Brett Stovall, according to page 175. Joseph Going was again serv­ing on the jury April 27, 1798, page 187 and July 27, 1798, page 196. He was a witness in “Adams vs Keaton” May 30, 1799, page 215. Judith Pollard Going appeared as a witness in “Hale vs. Lemmon” July 25 and 26, 1799, according to Patrick County Order Book O, page 218.

Joseph Going was summoned to serve on the grand jury July 25, 1799, page 217 and again October 31, 1799, page 223. Ju­dith Going appeared in court July 26, 1799 as a witness on “2 days” in the case of “Hale vs Lemmon,” page 218.

On March 27, 1800 Joseph Going, John Fletcher, James Ep­person and George Fulcher was appointed by the court to “view a way for a road from Barton’s old place into the road at the old sign post,” page 233.

On May 30, 1800, the court held “the examination of Laughlin Fagin on suspicion of stealing an axe from the property of Joseph Going.” The prisoner plead “not guilty” and the court concurred with him, according to page 240. Joseph Going and Jesse Corn appeared in court July 2, 1800 as bondsmen for Isaac Collings, page 247. The bond required Isaac Collings to be “of good beheavior for 12 months, 1 day,” according to page 247. At the same time the court recorded a deed of trust from the defendant to the bondsmen.

Joseph Going accompanied his father in a move to Madison County, Kentucky. He appeared as a taxpayer there during the period from 1800 to 1811. In 1803, “Joseph Goin” ap­peared on the tax list with “over 21, 120 acres of 3rd rate land on Silver Creek and four horses.” “Joseph Goens” reap­peared in the 1806 tax list of Paint Lick Creek.

“Joseph Goan” joined Thomas Sanders in posting bond of £50 for the marriage of Thomas Sanders to his sister, “Sally Goan,” January 22, 1808, according to Madison County marriage bonds. “Annaster Goan, widow” sent her consent for the county clerk to issue a marriage license to “Thomas Sanders and my daughter, Sally Goan” on the same date. Her consent form was witnessed by “Joseph [X] Goan” and “Francis [X] Goan.” Thomas Sanders is identified by Gerald Tudor as the son of Thomas Sanders and Emeline Sanders. A “Thomas Sanders” received a bond January 14, 1809 in Madison County to marry Susannah Wheeler. It is unknown if the two Thomas Sanders are the same man.

“Joseph Gowin” appeared in the 1810 census of Madison County as the head of a household:

“Gowin, Joseph white male over 45
white female over 45
white female 16-26
white female 16-26
white female 16-26
white female 10-16
white female 0-10
white male 0-10
white female 0-10”

on County he successfully applied for a Revolutionary pension. In 1821, each pensioner was required to appear in court and corroborate his eligibility for a pension. Joseph Going made his appearance at the Madison County Court in Richmond, Kentucky:

“The Commonwealth of Kentucky
Madison County:

On this 11th day of September 1818, before me the sub­scriber, one of the judges of the said county and for the state aforesaid personally appeared Joseph Goins, aged fifty-eight years; who being by me first duly sworn ac­cording to law, doth on his oath, make the following statement and declaration, in order to obtain the provi­sion made by the late law of Congress entitled ‘An act to provide for Certain Person engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War; that he is a citizen of the state of Kentucky and resident in the county of Madison; and that he was en­listed for eighteen months at Bed­ford in the state of Vir­ginia on or about the first day of January, 1777 by one George Lambert, Capt. and served in the company commanded by Capt. G. Lam­bert of the 14th Virginia Regiment or Continental Establishment, Virginia Line, that he continued to serve in said corps, or in the service of the United States, in the continental army, against the common enemy, until about 30 days after the Battle of Mon­mouth in the state of New Jersey; that he was in ser­vice 18 months and was in the battles of German Town and Monmouth and with the army at Brandy­wine, and that he is in reduced circumstances and stands in need of the assistance of his country for sup­port; and that he has lost his discharge, and has no evidence in his power, of his services and discharge other than that which is here transmitted.

Sworn and declared before me the day and year afore­said.
Jas. Clark, Circuit Judge”

His pension began in 1819. In 1821 he was back in court to confirm his needy circumstances to justify the continuation of his $8 monthly pension:

“State of Kentucky, Madison County:

On the 5th day of December 1821 personally ap­peared in open court, being a court of record for the said state and County of Madison, Joseph Gowin, aged sixty-three years, a resident in Madison County and state aforesaid, who being first duly sworn ac­cording to law doth on his oath declare that he served in the Revolutionary War as follows:

He belonged to Capt. George Lambert’s company of the Fourteenth Regiment of the Virginia Line, that his original declaration is dated the 11th day of Septem­ber 1818 and that the number of his pension certifi­cate is 10,256 and he further solemnly swore that he was a resi­dent citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March, 1818 and that he has not since that time by gift, sale or in any manner disposed of any property or any part thereof with the intent thereby so to di­minish it and bring himself within the purview of an Act of Congress entitled An Act to Provide for Cer­tain Persons Engaged in the Land and Naval Service of the United States in the Revolutionary War passed on the 18th day of March 1818 and that he has not, nor has any person in trust for him any property or se­curity contracts or debts due to him nor has he any in­come other than what is contained in the schedule hereto united and by him subscribed:

Schedule, Viz:

One old horse of the value of $20.00
Three cows and one calf of the value of 30.00
40 head of hogs 40.00
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$70.00

He states that he is by occupation a farmer, but from old age, disease and a stiff knee is unable to make a support by said occupation, that he has four children living with him, the oldest living with him named Eliz­abeth, aged about 22 years, the second named Polly, aged about 20 years, the third named Susan, aged about 18 years, the fourth named *Jenny, aged about 16 or 17 years, that his said children are all able to support themselves by their own labour, that he has a wife living with him aged about 60 years and very in­firm for that age. Sworn to and declared in open court the date above, and it is or­dered by said court that it be certified that the said Goins property is of the value of Seventy dollars.

I, David Irvine, Clerk of the Court for the county afore­said do hereby certify that the foregoing oath and the Schedule thereto registered are truly copied from the records of said court, and I further certify that it is the opinion of the said court that the total amount in value of the property exhibited in the ad­joined schedule is Seventy dollars.

In Testimony Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affix the seal of said court 21st day of November 1821 and in the 30th year of the C’wealth.
David Irvine, Ck.”

Some researchers had read the name of the fourth child as “Irving,” but the Daughters of the American Revolution made a close examination of the document and accepted “Jenny,” according to June A. Smith.

“Joseph Goine, private in the Virginia Line in the Revolu­tionary War who was born in 1754,” was Pensioner No. S-35979 in Madi­son County under the Act of 1818. He received $96 Septem­ber 11, 1818, at the age 64, according to “Revolutionary Soldiers in Kentucky” by Quisenberry. Joseph Going re­ceived an additional [annual] pension payment of $96 May 4, 1819. He died August 29, 1822, according to James Edwin Crates. Christine S. Agee states that he died in Prairie Township, Howard County, Missouri, having moved there about 1821 with some of his children. It is suggested that he was buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery there, but no marker has been found to verify. Grave markers have been found there for Everett Gowin, born October 16, 1888, died May 11, 1952 and Della Mae G[H?]inton Gowin, 1899-1969.

June A. Smith advises that Joseph Going left his pension matters with an attorney in Madison County when he removed to Mis­souri and that there are letters in his pension file showing that the attorney continued to cash his pension checks after Joseph Going had died.

John Goin was appointed administrator of his father’s estate, according to Howard County Probate Book B, page 122. How­ever, John Goin became seriously ill shortly afterward and filed his own will there in 1824. Willis E. Green was then appointed administrator of the estate of “Joseph Gowen.” Apparently Willis E. Green also became ill and Loverance Evans succeed Green as executor of the estate of Joseph Going. Wesley S. Green, brother of Willis E. Green, was appointed administrator of the estate of Willis E. Green.

Judith Pollard Going was enumerated in the 1830 census of Howard County living in the household of Agnes Wilson Goin, her daughter-in-law. and two daughters. Judith Pollard Going was recorded as “white female, 70-80.” Her daughters were a “white female, 30-40” and a “white female, 20-30.”

Children born to Joseph Going and Judith Pollard Going are believed to include:

John Goin born in 1782
Stephen Goin born about 1783
Francis Gowin born about 1784
William Gowen born about 1788
Nancy Goin born about 1790
*Samuel H. Goin born about 1791
Pollard Gowen born about 1795
Elizabeth Going born in 1799
Polly Going born in 1801
Susan Going born about 1802
Jane “Jenny” Goin born in 1805
Thomas Going born about 1807
* undocumented

John Goin, son of Joseph Going and Judith Pollard Going, was born in 1782, according to June A. Smith. “John Gowing” was married August 2, 1809 to “Agness Wilson,” according to Madison County marriage records. Henry Vanover was his bondsman.

John Goin removed to Howard County, Missouri along with his father in 1821. He was appointed administrator of his father’s estate in 1823, but became ill and was unable to carry out the administration. He wrote his own will there May 26, 1824 and died shortly afterward. He named “John Goin,” unidentified as his executor, according to June Smith. Witnesses to the will were his brother Stephen Goin and wife, Mary Jane Shrewsbury Goin. Madison County legal records indicate that John Goin still owned property there at his death.

Agnes Wilson Goin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Howard County.

Children born to John Goin and Agnes Wilson Goin include:

John Goin born about 1810
Thomas Goin born May 26, 1811
Jesse Goin born February 10, 1812
Catherine Goin born about 1813
Pollard Goin born about 1814

John Goin, son of John Goin and Agnes Wilson Goin, was born in Madison County about 1810. He was married about 1833, wife’s name Susan. In 1840 “John Goin” was enumerated as the head of a household in Scotland County, Missouri.

Thomas Goin, son of John Goin and Agnes Wilson Goin, was born May 26, 1811. He was married about 1831 to Verlinda Marshall who was born in Virginia April 2, 1812. She was the daughter of Richard Marshall of Saline County, Missouri. As a wedding present her father gave her a negro girl, according to Saline County Deed Book G, page 101. Thomas Goin died February 12, 1847 in California during the gold rush, according to June Smith. She was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1850 and 1860 census returns of Johnson County, Mis­souri. She died April 7, 1899.

Children born to Thomas Goin and Verlinda Marshall Goin in­clude:

Polly Goin born in 1832
John W. Goin born in 1834
Richard Marshall Goin born in 1837
Eliza J. Goin born November 18, 1838

Polly Goin, daughter of Thomas Goin and Verlinda Marshall Goin, was born in 1832. She was married August 5, 1858 in Johnson County to Peter Gire.

John W. Goin, son of Thomas Goin and Verlinda Marshall Goin, was born in 1834. He died about 1849.

Richard Marshall Goin, son of Thomas Goin and Verlinda Mar­shall Goin, was born in 1837.

Eliza J. Goin, daughter of Thomas Goin and Verlinda Marshall Goin, was born November 18, 1838. She was married August 24, 1856 in Johnson County, Missouri to George T. Hayes.

Jesse Goin, son of John Goin and Agnes Wilson Goin, was born in Madison County, Kentucky February 10, 1812. His family removed to central Missouri in 1821. He was married April 16, 1833 to Susan McDaniel who was born in 1810 to Hi­ram McDaniel.

Rev. Jesse Goin performed weddings in Linn County, Missouri during the 1830s. In 1843, “Jesse Goin, Esquire” and Susan McDaniel Goin sold the NW/4, Section 52, Township 45 in Howard County. He was remarried April 14, 1845 in Linn County, Missouri to Su­sanah Davis who was born in 1825.

He was enumerated as the head of Household No. 423-423 in Linn County, District 30 October 20, 1850:

“Going, Jessee 35, farmer, born in KY, $150 real
estate
Susan 30, born in IN, illiterate
Pollard 14, born in MO
Gilford 13, born in MO, attending school
Zackariah 11, born in MO, attending school
William 4, born in MO
Sarah J. 1, born in MO”

Rev. Jesse Goin signed marriage certificates in Cooper County, Missouri from 1850 to 1857. In 1880 he was again enumerated in Linn County.

Children born to Rev. Jesse Goin and Susan McDaniel Goin in­clude:

David Pollard Goin born about April 1836
Gilford Goin born about 1837
Zakariah Goin born about 1838
Thomas Jefferson Gowen born in December 1839
Mary B. Goin born about 1842
William Marshall Goin born about October 1844

Children born to Rev. Jesse Goin and Susanah Davis Goin in­clude:

James Knox Polk Goin born May 13, 1846
Sarah J. Goin born in 1849
Elizabeth Emma Goin born in 1851
Mary Jane Goin born January 12, 1855
Nancy Goin [twin] born in 1859
Henry J. Goin [twin] born in 1859
Ephriam Jackson Goin born in December 1861

David Pollard Goin, son of Rev. Jesse Goin and Susan Mc­Daniel Goin, was born about April 1836. He was enumerated as a 14-year-old in the 1850 census of Linn County.

He was married in Linn County December 23, 1855 to Julia Ann Hooker, daughter of Jeremiah Hooker and Mary Hooker of South Carolina. Julia Ann Hooker was born in Missouri in 1839. They appeared in the 1880 census of Sullivan County, Missouri and the 1900 census of Linn County. He died May 9, 1944, and they were both buried in the Hooker family cemetery.

Children born to David Pollard Goin and Julia Ann Hooker Goin include:

Mary J. Goin born in January 1856
Martha D. Goin born in 1858
Sterling Price Goin born in 1863

Mary J. Goin, daughter of David Pollard Goin and Julia Ann Hooker Goin, was born in January 1856. She did not marry.

Martha D. Goin, daughter of David Pollard Goin and Julia Ann Hooker Goin, was born in 1858. She was married about 1878 to Gilbert Harralston. They were enumerated in the 1880 cen­sus of Linn County.

Children born to them include:

Benjamin H. Harralston born in December 1890

Sterling Price Goin, son of David Pollard Goin and Julia Ann Hooker Goin, was born in 1863. He was married August 10, 1885 in Sullivan County, Missouri to Mary Harris. The “Browning Leader,” newspaper of Linn County mentioned in its edition of December 22, 1938 that “Mrs. James Riednour re­ceived word that her brother, Sterling Price Goin was killed in Red Bluff, California.” Children born to Sterling Price Goin and Mary Harris Goin are unknown.

Gilford Goin, son of Rev. Jesse Goin and Susan McDaniel Goin, was born in 1836. He was married about 1859, wife’s name Dorinda. They were enumerated in the 1880 census of Linn County. In the census of 1900 he was enumerated in the State Hospital for the Insane in Buchanan County, Missouri

Children born to Gilford Goin and Dorinda Goin include:

Melery Goin born in 1862
Harley Goin [twin] born in 1867
Mary Goin [twin] born in 1867
Agnew Goin born in 1870
Jesse Goin born in 1879

Melery Goin, daughter of Gilford Goin and Dorinda Goin, was born in 1862.

Harley Goin, twin son of Gilford Goin and Dorinda Goin, was born in 1867. He is believed to have married about 1881, wife’s name Carrie. A daughter, name unknown was born to them about 1883. It is believed that she was married about 1902 to Charles Harris.

Mary Goin, twin daughter of Gilford Goin and Dorinda Goin, was born in 1863.

Agnew Goin, daughter of Gilford Goin and Dorinda Goin, was born in 1870.

Jesse Goin, son of Gilford Goin and Dorinda Goin, was born in 1879.

Melery Goin, daughter of Gilford Goin and Dorinda Goin, was born in 1862.

Zakariah Goin, son of Rev. Jesse Goin and Susan McDaniel Goin, was born about 1838 in Missouri. He appeared as an 11-year-old schoolboy in the 1850 census of Linn County. He was married about 1858, wife’s name Lucy A. She was born in 1841. Children born to Rev. Zakariah Goin and Lucy A. Goin include:

James W. Goin born in March 1860
Thomas Lee Goin born in November 1864
Dora A. Goin born in October 1867
Louisa M. Goin born in 1869
Jesse Allen Goin born in December 1873
Charles H. Goin born in January 1878
Leslie L. Goin born in January 1883

James W. Goin, son of Rev. Zakariah Goin and Lucy A. Goin, was born in March 1860. He was married about 1883, wife’s name Sarah E. She was born in 1857. They appeared as the heads of a household in the 1900 census of Andrew County, Missouri.

Thomas Lee Goin, son of Rev. Zakariah Goin and Lucy A. Goin, was born in November 1864. He was married about 1887 to Mellie Brown. Later he was remarried to Tressie Owens. He was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Linn County. No children were born to Thomas Lee Goin and Tressie Owens.

Children born to Thomas Lee Goin and Mellie Brown Goin in­clude:

Virgil Lee Goin born in April 1896
Lucy Emma Goin born in May 1900

Lucy Emma Goin, daughter of Thomas Lee Goin and Mellie Brown Goin was born in May 1900. She died February 22, 1909 in Linn County.

Dora A. Goin, daughter of Rev. Zakariah Goin and Lucy A. Goin, was born in October 1867.

Louisa M. Goin, daughter of Rev. Zakariah Goin and Lucy A. Goin was born in 1869.

Jessie Allen Goin, son of Rev. Zakariah Goin and Lucy A. Goin, was born in December 1873. He was married November 28, 1896 to Emma Frances Cassity, daughter of Peter Thomp­son Cassity and Elizabeth Pierce Cassity. They appeared in the 1900 and the 1910 census returns of Linn County. He died in March 1919 and was buried in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. She was buried in Purdue Cemetery.

Children born to Jesse Allen Goin and Emma Frances Cassity Goin include:

Ralph Goin born in June 1897
Charles M. “Shark” Goin born November 26, 1898
Robert Goin born in 1902
Ruth Goin born in 1903
[infant] born about 1904
Douglas Goin born in 1905
Daisy Juanita born November 15, 1908

Ralph Goin, son of Jesse Allen Goin and Emma Frances Cas­sity Goin, was born in June 1897. He was married about 1920, wife’s name Winnie. Three sons and a daughter were born to Ralph Goin and Winnie Goin.

Charles M. “Shark” Goin, son of Jesse Allen and Emma Frances Cassity Goin, was born November 26, 1898. He was married to Pearl Sprague February 23, 1923. She died May 23, 1973 in Linneus, Missouri. He died in November 1976.

Children born to Charles M. “Shark” Goin and Pearl Sprague Goin include:

Mary Evelyn Goin born about 1925
James Goin born about 1928

Mary Evelyn Goin, daughter of Charles M. “Shark” Goin and Pearl Sprague Goin, was born about 1925. She was married about 1946 to J. D. Gall and lived in Newton, Kansas.

James Goin, son of Charles M. “Shark” Goin and Pearl Sprague Goin, was born about 1928. He was married about 1951, wife’s name Wanda. Children born to James Goin and Wanda Goin are unknown.

Robert Goin, son of Jesse Allen Goin and Emma Frances Cas­sity Goin, was born in 1902. He died in a V.A. hospital in Cali­fornia in 1976

Ruth Goin, daughter of Jesse Allen and Emma Frances Cassity Goin, was born in 1903. She died in December 1976 unmar­ried.

An infant was born to Jesse Allen Goin and Emma Frances Cassity Goin about 1904 and died August 4, 1906. The child was buried in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

Douglas Goin, son of Jesse Allen Goin and Emma Frances Cas­sity Goin, was born in 1905. He was married about 1928 to Grace O’Dell. Children born to Douglas Goin and Grace O’Dell Goin include:

Donna Goin born about 1930
Richard David Goin born in 1936
Robert Goin born about 1940

Richard David Goin, son of Douglas Goin and Grace O’Dell Goin was born in 1936 and died at birth in Independence, Mis­souri. He was buried at Purdin, Missouri.

Ralph Goin, son of Jesse Allen and Emma Frances Cassity Goin, was born

Daisy Juanita Goin, daughter of Jesse Allen and Emma Frances Cassity Goin, was born November 15, 1908. She was married about 1934 to John B. Allsworth. He died July 26, 1968 at In­dependence. She died there July 24, 1969. One daughter. Pa­tricia Allsworth was born to them in 1939.

Charles H. Goin, son of Rev. Zakariah Goin and Lucy A. Goin, was born in January 1878. He appeared in the 1900 census of Linn County. He did not marry.

Thomas Jefferson Gowen, son of Rev. Jesse Goin and Susan McDaniel Goin, was born in December 1839. He did not appear in his father’s household in 1850. He was married May 7, 1871 in Pettis County, Missouri to Mary E. McGuire who was born in Missouri in August 1845. In 1886 they lived in Kansas, and in 1900 they were enumerated in Gallatin County, Montana, Springhill Township.

Five children were born to Thomas Jefferson Gowen and Mary E. McGuire Gowen including:

Bessie Gowen born in August 1886

Mary B. Goin, daughter of Rev. Jesse Goin and Susan Mc­Daniel Goin, was born in 1842. She died December 25, 1855 at age 13..

William Marshall Goin, son of Rev. Jesse Goin and Susan Mc­Daniel Goin, was born in October 1844. He died August 12, 1845.

James Knox Polk Goin, son of Rev. Jesse Goin and Susanah Davis Goin, was born May 13, 1846. He died unmarried in 1911, according to “History of Johnson County, Missouri.”

Elizabeth Emma Goin, daughter of Rev. Jesse Goin and Su­sanah Davis Goin, was born in 1851. She was enumerated as unmarried in the 1880 census.

Mary Jane Goin, daughter of Rev. Jesse Goin and Susanah Davis Goin, was born January 12, 1855.

Nancy Goin, twin daughter of Rev. Jesse Goin and Susanah Davis Goin, was born in 1859.

Henry J. Goin, twin son of Rev. Jesse Goin and Susanah Davis Goin, was born in 1859.

Ephriam Jackson Goin, son of Rev. Jesse Goin and Susanah Davis Goin, was born in December 1861. He was married about 1881 to Sarah Frances Kimbrough who was born in 1867. She died in 1889, and he was remarried to Dora B. Shink. He was married for the third time, wife’s name Mary B. She was born February 1872, according to the 1900 census of Linn County.

Children born to Ephriam Jackson Goin and Sarah Frances Kimbrough Goin include:

Clarence Goin born in December 1882
Elmere B. Goin [daughter] born October 3, 1885

Children born to Ephriam Jackson Goin and Dora B. Shink Goin include:

John Goin born in November 1891
Finis E. Goin born in November 1894
Emily A. Goin born in August 1896
Perry Lee Goin [daughter] born in October 1898

Catherine Goin, regarded as the daughter of John Goin and Agnes Wilson, was born about 1813. She was married April 2, 1835 to David McDaniel in Howard County.

Pollard Goin, son of John Goin and Agnes Wilson Goin, was born in Madison County about 1814. He was married March 23, 1843 in Johnson County to Emily Jane Marshall, daughter of Thomas Marshall. She was born in Virginia in 1825. Pol­lard Goin appeared in Howard County in 1842. The marriage was dissolved about 1850. Emily Jane Marshall Goin was re­married to Jacob Barnett July 1, 1851. Pollard Goin was enu­merated in 1850 and 1860 in Johnson County.

Children born to Pollard Goin and Emily Jane Marshall Goin include:

Martha E. Goin born in 1843
Mary F. Goin born in 1847
Thomas H. Goin born in 1848
Malinda A. Goin born in 1849

Martha E. Goin, daughter of Pollard Goin and Emily Jane Mar­shall Goin, was born in 1843. It is believed that she was mar­ried October 8, 1868 in Linn County to James A. Bernan.

Mary F. Goin, daughter of Pollard Goin and Emily Jane Mar­shall Goin, was born in 1847. It is believed that she was mar­ried February 23, 1879 in Linn County to William P. Brown.

Thomas W. Goin, son of Pollard Goin and Emily Jane Mar­shall Goin, was born in 1848. He was married June 1, 1879 to Martha Wiley. He was remarried about 1890, wife’s name Su­san A. She died May 20, 1898, and he was married for the third time, wife’s name Susan T. She was born April 2, 1861. He died August 3, 1901 and was buried in Wampler Cemetery. No children were born to Susan T. Goin.

Children born to Thomas W. Goin and Martha Wiley Goin in­clude:

Ollie L. Goin born in September 1881
Anna B. Goin born in May 1885

Children born to Thomas W. Goin and Susan A. Goin include:

Charles W. Goin born in December 1891

Malinda A. Goin, daughter of Pollard Goin and Emily Jane Marshall Goin, was born in December 1891.
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Elisha Goin, unidentified was married August 28, 1828 to Henry McDaniel, according to Howard County marriage records.
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Martha Goin, unidentified was married in 1824 to Joseph Summers, according to Howard County marriage records.
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Elizabeth Goin, unidentified was married January 21, 1822 in Howard County to Loverence Evans. He was later the executor of the estate of Joseph Going.
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Stephen Goin, son of Joseph Going and Judith Pollard Going, was born about 1783 in Madison County. He was married in adjoining Garrard County in 1817 to Mary Jane Shrewsbury. They removed, along with his parents in 1821 to Howard County, Missouri. They were witnesses there to the will of his brother John Goin written May 26, 1824.

“Stephen H. Gowen” was married January 13, 1830 to Gennatta Brooks in Randolph County, Missouri. Of Stephen H. Gowen and Gennatta Brooks Gowen nothing more is known.

“Stephen H. Gowen” was married January 13, 1830 to Gennatta Brooks in Randolph County, Missouri. Of Stephen H. Gowen and Gennatta Brooks Gowen nothing more is known.

Children born to Stephen Goin and Mary Jane Shrewsbury Goin include:

Judith Goin born about 1818
Thomas H. Goin born about 1819
Jane Goin born in 1820
Mary Goin born in 1825

“Judith Goings”, daughter of Stephen Goin and Mary Jane Shrewsbury Goin, was born in Madison County about 1818. She was brought to Missouri by her parents in 1821. She was married April 5, 1838 in Pettis County, Missouri to Anthony Stover who was born in Tennessee in January 1808 to Joseph Stover, a native of Germany. They were enumerated in the 1850 census of Pettis County. They removed to Denton County, Texas about 1851, according to “One Hundred Twelve Years in Little Elm Community.”

Children born to them include:

Dialpha Stover born in 1836
Mary A. Stover born in 1837
John W. Stover born in 1838
Eliza C. Stover born in 1840
Joseph M. Stover born in 1842
Judith Stover born in 1844
Susan Z. Stover born in 1847
Talitha S. Stover born in 1849

Thomas H. Goin, son of Stephen Goin and Mary Jane Shrews­bury, was born about 1819 in Madison County. He was brought to Missouri in 1821 by his parents. He was married about 1844, wife’s name Dedema. She was born in 1825.

Children born to Thomas H. Goin and Dedema Goin include:

Thomas H. Goin, Jr. born in 1846
William H. Goin born in 1849

Francis Gowin, believed to be a son of Joseph Going and Ju­dith Pollard Going, was born about 1784, probably in Bed­ford County. He was brought to Madison County by his par­ents. Francis Goins was married to Nancy Jett March 16, 1803 in Garrard County. She was born in Virginia in 1785.

On January 22, 1808 he joined his father in witnessing the signature of “Annaster Goan, widow” on a note requesting the Madison County Clerk issue a marriage license to “Thomas Sanders and my daughter Sally Goan.”

He was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1810 cen­sus of Madison County:

“Gowin, Francis white male 16-26
white female 26-45
white male 0-10
white female 0-10
white male 0-10”

On August 25, 1813 he enlisted in Capt. McWilliams’ company of Kentucky militia and was dis­charged November 18, 1813.

He appeared as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Madison County, page 161:

“Gowin, Francis white male 40-50
white female 40-50
white male 20-30
white male 15-20
white female 10-15
white male 5-10
white female 5-10
white male 0-5
white female 0-5”

“Francis Going” appeared as a taxpayer in Madison County in 1836 and 1837. “Francis Goin” reappeared in the 1840 census of Madison County, western division, page 294:

“Goin, Francis white male 50-60
white female 50-60
white male 20-30
white male 15-20
white female 15-20
white male 10-15
white female 10-15”

Three members of the family were engaged in agriculture

“Francis Goins” was listed on the tax rolls in 1841, 1844 and 1845. “Francis Goin” was recorded on the tax lists of 1846 and 1847. “Francis Goin, Sr. and Francis Goin, Jr.” were listed on the 1850 tax list of Madison County.

In 1850 he received a bounty land Warrant No. 102534 for 40 acres of land. Francis Goins died in Garrard County December 25, 1853. He was men­tioned in “List of Pensioners, War of 1812,” prepared by the National Archives.

Nancy Jett Goins received a widow’s pension in 1853 while a resident of adjoining Madison County, Kentucky. In 1855 she received Bounty Land Warrant No. 58470 for 120 acres of land in Decatur County, Indiana. In 1871 she was a resident of Richmond, Kentucky in Madison County. Nancy Jett Goins died November 20, 1875.

Children born to Francis Gowin and Nancy Jett Gowin are be­lieved to include:

Patsy Gowin born about 1805
John Gowin born about 1810
Archibald Gowin born June 5, 1812
Thomas Gowin born in 1821
Francis Gowin, Jr. born in 1824
Mary Gowin born about 1825

Patsy Gowin, daughter of Francis Gowin and Nancy Jett Gowin, was born in Kentucky in 1805. She was married in Madison County December 18, 1826 to Henry Reynolds.

John Gowin, believed to be a son of Francis Gowin and Nancy Jett Gowin, was born about 1810 in Madison County.. He was married December 30, 1832 to Rhoda Vincent who was born in Madison County in 1814.

He was enumerated as the head of a household, a farmer, in the 1840 census of Madison County, West Divi­sion, page 294, ad­joining his father’s location:

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

“John Goin” was recorded as a taxpayer in 1850 in Madison County. He reappeared there in the 1850 census. In 1860 he was enumerated as the head of a household in Cedar County, Iowa. In 1880 he was recorded in Stafford County, Kansas. He was a carpenter.

Children born to John Goin and Rhoda Vincent Goin in­clude:

Theophilus Goin born October 3, 1833
Nancy Goin born in 1836
Francis Goin born in 1837
William Goin born in 1838
Talbot Goin born in 1841
Mary Theophilus Goin born in 1843
Martha Goin born in 1845

Theophilus Goin, son of John Goin and Rhoda Vincent Goin, was born October 3, 1833 in Madison County. He was married in 1858 to Mary Harper in Winchester, Iowa in Van Buren County. She was born there July 19, 1841, the daughter of Robert Harper. Mary Harper Goin died in childbirth in Van Buren County in 1868 11 days before her twenty-seventh birthday. Theophilus Goin operated a general store. He died March 25, 1888 at Leesburg, Kansas unmarried.

Children born to Theophilus Goin and Mary Harper Goin include:

Rosannah Emma Goin born February 4, 1859
John Talbert Goin born March 9, 1861
James Elmer Goin born June 2, 1863
Minnie Gertrude Goin born April 18, 1866

Rosannah Emma Goin, daughter of Theophilus Goin and Mary Harper Goin, was born February 4, 1859 in Van Buren County, Iowa. She was married about 1878 to James Robert Clinkscale.

John Talbert Goin, son of Theophilus Goin and Mary Harper Goin, was born March 9, 1861 at Winchester, Iowa. He died as a small child.

James Elmer Goin, son of Theophilus Goin and Mary Harper Goin, was born June 2, 1863 at Winchester. He was brought to Kansas at age 16 and worked with his father in the general store for 11 years. He was married April 6, 1887 to Emma Sophia Boehme who was born in January 1869 in Illinois. She was born January 17, 1869 to Wilhelm Boehme and Mary Frances Plunkett Boehme, both natives of Hamburg, Germany, according to Emma Lou McDaniel of Stafford, Kansas. They were enumerated in Stafford County, Kansas in 1900. James Elmer Goin died April 14, 1940 at Centerview, Kansas in Edwards County. He was buried in Leesburg, Kansas, according to Ida Goins Nokes of Deer Park, Washington. His wife died February 9, 1943 and was buried beside her husband.

Children born to James Elmer Goin and Emma Sophia Boehme Goin include:

Jennifer Delsie Goin born April 22, 1888
Gerald Theophilus Goin born December 12, 1889
Lida Delphino Goin born in January 21, 1892
Mary Frances Goin born August 30, 1894
James Evertt Goin born September 21, 1896
[child] born in 1898
[child] born in 1900
Mildred Gertrude Goin born January 16, 1907

Jennifer Delsie Goin, daughter of James Elmer Goin and Emma Sophia Boehme Goin, was born in Kansas April 22, 1888 at Stafford, Kansas. She was married to Fred Moore at Dodge City, Kansas about 1906. She became a real estate broker in Kansas City. She died May 21, 1976, according to Ida Goin-Nokes.

Gerald Theophilus Goin, son of James Elmer Goin and Emma Sophia Boehme Goin, was born December 12, 1889 at Stafford. He was married April 27, 1913 at Ford, Kansas to Ida Frances Stanton. She was born Mqy 10, 1894 at Selma, Kansas to Thomas Kelsy Stanton and Margaret Ellen Guffey Stanton.

Gerald Theophilus Goin died April 6, 1947 at Euphrata, Washington in Grant County. Ida Frances Stanton Goin died there October 8, 1965 and was buried beside her husband.

Children born to them include:

Gerald Marvin Goin born July 4, 1914
Otis Sherman Goin born August 5, 1919

Gerald Marvin Goin, son of Gerald Theophilus Goin and Ida Frances Stanton, was born July 4, 1914 at Ford. He was married September 8, 1932 to Edith Emmaline Jones at Miles City, Montana. She was born November 22, 1913 in East St. Louis, Illinois to Walter Edgar Jones and Hazel Maude Hawkins Jones. Gerald Marvin Goin died March 20, 1975 at Selah, Washington and was buried in Spokane.

Gerald Montgomery Goin born February 24, 1934
Ida Frances Goin born December 18, 1937
Michael Sherman Goin born August 9, 1940
Maude Ellen Goin born July 3, 1943
Mary Emmaline Goin born April 8, 1948
Alice Ann Goin born January 8, 1950

Gerald Montgomery Goin, son of Gerald Theophilus Goin and Ida Frances Stanton Goin, was born February 24, 1934 at Jordan, Montana.

Ida Frances Goin, daughter of Gerald Theophilus Goin and Ida Frances Stanton Goin, was born at Jordan December 18, 1937. She was married November 22, 1972 to Eugene Nokes. In December 1995 they lived in Deer Park, Washington.

Michael Sherman Goin, son of Gerald Theophilus Goin and Ida Frances Stanton Goin, was born August 9, 1940 at Tonasket, Washington. He did not marry.

Maude Ellen Goin, of Gerald Theophilus Goin and Ida Frances Stanton Goin, was born July 3, 1943 at Oroville, Washington. She did not marry.

Mary Emmaline Goin, daughter of Gerald Theophilus Goin and Ida Frances Stanton Goin, was born April 8, 1948 at Tonasket. She was married about 1968 to Allen Baker.

Alice Ann Goin, daughter of Gerald Theophilus Goin and Ida Frances Stanton Goin, was born January 8, 1950 at Tonasket. She was married about 1971 to Lynn Wright.

Otis Sherman Goin, son of Gerald Theophilus Goin and Ida Frances Stanton Goin, was born August 5, 1919 at Jordan, Montana. He was married about 1946 to Edith J. Collins.

Lida Delphino Goin, daughter of James Elmer Goin and Emma Sophia Boehme Goin, was born January 21, 1892 in Kansas. She was married about 1910 to William Scott Welch of Wichita, Kansas, according to Ida Goin-Nokes. She became a chiropractor in Wichita. She died November 16, 1983.

Mary Frances Goin, daughter of James Elmer Goin and Emma Sophia Boehme Goin, was born August 30, 1894 in Waterloo, Iowa. She was three weeks old when the family removed to Kansas. She was married August 10, 1914 to Clarence Titus, son of Edward L. Titus and Della Hetrick Titus. They lived in Edwards County, Kansas. She died September 27, 1979 in Leesburg.

James Everett Goin, son of James Elmer Goin and Emma Sophia Boehme Goin, was born in Missouri September 21, 1896. He was married about 1919, wife’s name Corie. He died June 11, 1974. Children born to James Everett Goin and Corie Goin are unknown.

A child, unnamed, was born to James Elmer Goin and Emma Sophia Boehme Goin in 1898 and died at birth.

A child, unnamed, was born to James Elmer Goin and Emma Sophia Boehme Goin in 1900 and died at birth.

Mildred Gertrude Goin, daughter of James Elmer Goin and Emma Sophia Boehme Goin, was born January 16, 1907. She died September 19, 1921 of a dogbite.

Minnie Gertrude Goin, daughter of Theophilus Goin and Mary Harper Goin, was born April 18, 1866 at Winchester. She was married about 1885, husband’s name Seaman.

Archibald Goin, son of Francis Gowin and Nancy Jett Gowin, was born in Madison County June 5, 1812. He came to Mis­souri in September 1829 on a visit. He came to Missouri again in 1831. He was married there to Sophia Hunter, daughter of Samuel Hunter and Ellen Hunter, about 1832. In 1834 they lived in Boone County, Missouri. He was enumerated in 1840 and 1850 in Randolph County, Missouri as the head of a household.

In the 1880 census of Randolph County Sophia Hunter Goin was enumerated living in the household of her son, James Grandison Goin:

“Goin, James 33, born in Missouri
Rebecca 23, born in Missouri
Dora 1, born in Missouri
Goin, Sophia 69, born in Kentucky, mother”

Children born to Archibald Goin and Sophia Hunter Goin in­clude:

John D. Goin born in 1833
William H. Goin born January 5, 1834
Margaret L. Goin born in 1838
Martha Ellen Goin born in 1840
Benjamin Franklin Goin born in 1841
James Grandison Goin born in July 1845
Susan P. Goin born in 1849

John D. Goin, son of Archibald Goin and Sophia Hunter Goin, was born in 1833 in Missouri. He was killed during the Civil War.

William H. Goin, son of Archibald Goin and Sophia Hunter Goin, was born January 5, 1834 in Boone County, Missouri. He was married there January 6, 1856 to E. J. Sweeney who was born to Archibald Sweeney in December 1837. William H. Goin was a farmer and later became a merchant. He was enu­merated in 1860 and in 1880 in Boone County. In 1900 they were recorded in Pettis County.

Children born to William H. Goin and E. J. Sweeney Goin in­clude:

Byron A. Goin born in July 1862
John Goin born in September 1864
Idella Goin born in December 1874
Archie Goin born in December 1876
Aubrey Zephaniah Goin born in June 1879
Emma Goin born in August 1886

Byron A. Goin, son of William H. Goin and E. J. Sweeney Goin, was born in July 1862. He was married about 1885, wife’s name Minnie.

Children born to Byron A. Goin and Minnie Goin include:

Juanita Goin born in September 1891

John Goin, son of William H. Goin and E. J. Sweeney Goin, was born in September 1864 in Randolph County. He was mar­ried about 1887, wife’s name Eliza. She was born in May 1869. They appeared in the 1900 census of Randolph County.

Children born to John Goin and Eliza Goin include:

Ethel P. Goin born in August 1889
Mary May Goin born in May 1891
Sophia Goin born in March 1894
Benjamin Dewey Goin born in May 1898

Margaret L. Goin, daughter of Archibald Goin and Sophia Hunter Goin, was born in 1838. She was married January 5, 1857 to James W. Cook.

Martha Ellen Goin, daughter of Archibald Goin and Sophia Hunter Goin, was born in 1840. It is believed that she died in childhood.

Benjamin Franklin Goin, son of Archibald Goin and Sophia Hunter Goin, was born in 1841 in Missouri. He died in the army during the Civil War.

James Grandison Goin, son of Archibald Goin and Sophia Hunter Goin, was born in July 1845, according to June A. Smith. He was married about 1877, wife’s name Rebecca

He was enumerated at the head of a household in the 1880 cen­sus of Randolph County, Enumeration District 103, page 27, Prairie Township:

“Goin, James 33, born in Missouri
Rebecca 23, born in Missouri
Dora 1, born in Missouri
Goin, Sophia 69, born in Kentucky, mother”

Children born to James Grandison Goin and Rebecca Goin, ac­cording to June A. Smith, include:

Dora Goin born about 1879
Gertrude Goin born about 1880
James Goin born in October 1881

Susan P. Goin, daughter of Archibald Goin and Sophia Hunter Goin, was born in 1849.

Thomas Gowin, son of Francis Gowin and Nancy Jett Gowin, was born in 1821 in Madison County. He was married May 13, 1841 to Mary Davies who was born in Madison County in 1819. “Thomas J. Goain” appeared there in the 1850 census, page 250 as the head of a household. Later he was remarried about 1860, wife’s name Mariah, according to June A. Smith.

“Thomas Gowen and Mariah Gowen” appeared as the heads of a household in the 1880 census of Decatur County, Indiana. They had apparently removed there from Kentucky in 1878. Then were enumerated in Enumeration District 56, page 30, Clay Township:

“Gowen, Thomas 60, born in Kentucky
Mariah 40, born in Kentucky
James 30, born in Kentucky
Sarah 18, born in Kentucky
Margaret 16, born in Kentucky
Edward 14, born in Kentucky
Thomas 10, born in Kentucky
Alonzo 10, born in Kentucky
Harry 9, born in Kentucky
Mary 7. born in Kentucky
Richard 4, born in Kentucky
Henry 1, born in Kentucky”

Children born to Thomas Gowin and Mary Davies Gowin in­clude:

Lorinda Gowin born about 1845
James Gowin born about 1850

Children born to Thomas Gowin and Mariah Gowin are in­clude:

Sarah Gowin born about 1862
Margaret Gowin born about 1864
Edward Gowin born about 1866
Thomas Gowin [twin] born about 1870
Alonzo Gowin [twin] born about 1870
Harry Gowin born about 1871
Mary Gowin born about 1873
Richard Gowin born about 1876
Henry Gowin born about 1879

Francis Gowin, Jr, believed to be a son of Francis Gowin and Nancy Jett Gowin, was born in 1824. “Francis Goin, Jr.” was recorded as a taxpayer in Madison County in 1850. He was married about 1850 to Hannah Wheeler, daughter of Mary Wheeler, according to June A. Smith. She was burn in Febru­ary 1831 in Madison County. They were enumerated in the 1870 and 1880 census returns of Garrard County. Hannah Wheeler Gowin appeared in the 1900 census of Madi­son County.

Children born to Francis Gowin, Jr. and Hannah Wheeler Gowin include:

Mary F. Gowin born about 1851
Nancy E. Gowin born in March 1854
Susan Gowin born about 1855
Ashford Gowin, Jr. born in January 1861
William James Gowin born in April 1865
Pattie Gowin born about 1867
Alexander Gowin born in April 1870
Lodeska R. Gowin born in December 1876

Mary F. Gowin, daughter of Francis Gowin, Jr. and Hannah Wheeler Gowin, was born about 1851.

Nancy E. Gowin, daughter of Francis Gowin, Jr. and Hannah Wheeler Gowin, was born in March 1854. She and her mother appeared in the 1900 census of Madison County.

Susan Gowin, daughter of Francis Gowin, Jr. and Hannah Wheeler Gowin, was born about 1855.

Ashford Gowin, Jr, son of Francis Gowin, Jr. and Hannah Wheeler Gowin, was born in January 1861. He was married about 1895, wife’s name Lou. She was born in March of 1880. They appeared in the 1900 and 1910 census of Garrard County.

Children born to Ashford Gowin, Jr. and Lou Gowin include:

Henderson Gowin born in August 1895
James Gowin born in March 1896
Jennie Gowin born in November 1898
Robert Gowin born in 1902
Ashford Gowin born in 1904
Forrest Gowin born in 1906
Albert Gowin born in 1908
Nancie Gowin born in 1910

William James Gowin, son of Francis Gowin, Jr. and Hannah Wheeler Gowin, was born in April 1865. He was married about 1890 in Garrard County, wife’s name Sindie. She was born in June 1875. They were enumerated in the 1900 census of Gar­rard County.

Children born to William James Gowin and Sindie Gowin in­clude:

John Gowin born in August 1891
Charles Gowin born in February 1893
Mary Gowin born in May 1895
Mattie Gowin born in January 1896
Sallie Gowin born in August 1898
Jane Gowin born in March 1899

Pattie Gowin, daughter of Francis Gowin, Jr. and Hannah Wheeler Gowin, was born about 1867.

Alexander Gowin, son of Francis Gowin, Jr. and Hannah Wheeler Gowin, was born in April 1870. He was married in 1895, wife’s name Mollie. She was born in October 1879. They were enumerated in the 1900 census of Garrard County.

Children born to Alexander Gowin and Mollie Gowin include:

Frank Gowin born in July 1896
Thomas Gowin born in January 1899

Lodeska R. Gowin, child of Francis Gowin, Jr. and Hannah Wheeler Gowin, was born in December 1876.

Mary Gowin, daughter of Francis Gowin and Nancy Jett Gowin, was born about 1825. She was married October 20, 1847 to Nathaniel Harris.
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William Gowen, regarded as a son of Joseph Going and Ju­dith Pollard Going, was born about 1788, probably in Bed­ford County, Virginia. He was brought to Madison County by his parents. He was married October 8, 1806 in Madison County to “Rebecca Gowing,” born in 1790, unidentified. The grandfa­ther, William Gowan gave his consent for “Rebecca Gowing” to marry, suggesting that her father was deceased.

“William Gowin” appeared as the head of a household in the 1810 census of Madison County:

“Gowin, William white male 16-26
white male 16-26
white female 0-10
white female 0-10”

It is believed that Rebecca Gowing Gowen died shortly after­ward.

The marriage of “William Gowen” and Elizabeth Tatum was recorded in Madison County Marriage Book 4, page 78: “I do hereby certify that William Going and Elizabeth Tatum was married this 27th day of August, 1811 by me. Joseph R. Pond.” “Samule Tatum” had appeared on the 1806 tax list of Silver Creek township with 27 acres of land in Madi­son County.

Merritt K. Alcorn of Madison, Indiana wrote April 20, 1997 that the correct name of the bride was Elizabeth Welch. He stated that she was sometimes referred to as Elizabeth Tatum in deference to her step-father, name not given, but regarded as John Tatum.

William Gowen was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Madison County, page 163:

“Gowen, William white male 40-50
white female 40-50
white female 20-30
white male 10-15
white female 10-15
white female 10-15”

James Edwin Crates advised that “William Gowin” provided written parental consent March 23, 1835 for his son, “Thomas Gowin” to marry, according to Madison County Marriage Book 4, page 198.

In the same volume and on the same page was recorded a bond:

“Know all men by these presents that we Thomas Goin and William Goin are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the just and full sum of fifty pounds current money to which pay­ment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs etc. jointly and severally by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 23rd day of March 1835.

The conditions of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound Thomas Goin and Lucy Whitlock, both of Madison County. Now if there be no lawfull cause to obstruct the same then the above obligation to be void, else to be and remain in full force and virtue.

Thomas [X] Goin
William [X] Goin”

“William Going, William Goin and William Goin, Jr.” ap­peared on the 1836 tax list of Madison County. “William Go­ing and William Going, Jr.” were recorded in 1837.

William Goin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1840 census of adjoining Garrard County, page 60:

“Goin, William white male 50-60
white female 40-50
white male 20-30
white female 15-20

The four members of the family were engaged in agriculture, and two members were illiterate.

“William Goin” appeared on the 1846 tax list for the last time. Two daughters were born to William Gowen and Rebecca Goin Gowen, according to the 1810 census.

Children of William Gowen and Rebecca Goin Gowen include:

Ann Gowin born about 1808
Rebecca Gowin born about 1809

Children born to William Gowen and Elizabeth Tatum Gowen include:

William Gowin born about 1815
Thomas Gowin born about 1816
Samuel Harrison Gowin born about 1819
Julia Gowin born November 5, 1821
William Gowin born about 1823
James A. Gowin born about 1826
Benjamin Gowin born about 1831
Ole Gowin born about 1835
Delie B. Gowin born about 1837
Dove Gowin born about 1841

Ann Gowin, daughter of William Gowen and Rebecca Goin Gowen, was born about 1808. She was married June 13, 1827 to William Byron.

Rebecca Gowin, daughter of William Gowen and Rebecca Goin Gowen, was born about 1809. She was married February 15, 1837 to John Ross.

William Gowin, son of William Gowen and Elizabeth Tatum Gowen, was born in Madison County about 1815. It is be­lieved that he died in childhood because another son was named William Gowin who was born about 1823.

Thomas Gowin, regarded as a son of William Gowen and Eliz­abeth Tatum Gowen, was born in Madison County about 1816. He was married to Mrs. Lucy Long Whitlock, a widow March 24, 1835. They re­ceived a marriage certificate March 23, 1835, according to Madison County Marriage Book A, page 198. “William Gowin” provided written consent for the marriage, suggesting that the groom was under 21, according to James Edwin Crates, family researcher of Kansas City, Kansas. “Thomas Goin and William Goin” executed a bond in the amount of £50 in preparation for the mar­riage. The bride was born in Virginia about 1816.

“Thomas Going” appeared as a taxpayer in Madison County in 1837. “Thomas Goins” reappeared on the tax rolls in 1842, 1843, 1844, 1846, 1847 and 1849. “Thomas Gowen” was recorded as a taxpayer in 1845. Thomas Gowin did not ap­pear in the tax rolls after 1849.

Lucy Long Whitlock Gowin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Madison County, Household 662:

“Goins, Lucy 42, born in Virginia
Alexander 14, born in Madison County, KY
William 12, born in Madison County, KY
Beverly 11, born in Madison County, KY
Jane 6, born in Madison County, KY
Cyrus 4, born in Madison County, KY
Robert 2, born in Madison Co, KY”

Lucy Long Whitlock Gowin appeared as the head of a house­hold in the 1860 census of Madison County, page 101:

“Goins, Lucy 54, born in Virginia
Jackson 24, born in Madison County, KY
William H. 21, born in Madison County, KY
Beverly F. 19, born in Madison County, KY
Mary J. 15, born in Madison County, KY
Cyros M. 12, born in Madison County, KY
Robert B. 11, born in Madison Co, KY”

Children born to Thomas Gowin and Lucy Long Whitlock Gowin, according to Christine Singer Agee, include:

John Alexander “Jack” Gowin born in 1836
William Harrison Gowin born February 2, 1838
Beverly Franklin Gowin born in May 1840
Mary Jane Gowin born in 1845
Cyrus Miller Gowin born in 1847
Robert B. Gowin born about 1848

John Alexander Jackson “Jack” Gowin, son of Thomas Gowin and Lucy Long Whitlock Gowin, was born in 1836 in Madison County. He appeared in his mother’s household in the 1860 census at age 24. He was a farmer. He was married “at Jacob Baker’s” September 28, 1865 to Malvina Baker, ac­cording to the research of Beatrice Goins Dougherty.

Jacob Baker and the groom entered into a marriage bond for $100 on the day pre­ceding the wedding. Jacob Baker and Mancy McGee Baker were the parents of Malvina Baker. Jacob Baker was born in 1791, and Nancy McGee Baker, daughter of Ralph McGee, was born June 19, 1821, according to Flora Baker Hicks. Jacob Baker died February 18, 1874, and Nancy McGee Baker died August 22, 1904. They were buried in Bethel Church Cemetery at Baldwin, Kentucky in Madison County, according to Mrs. Hicks. When she visited the cemetery June 5, 1958, a hog pen had been built around it.

John Alexander Jackson “Jack” Gowin and Malvina Baker Gowin were enumerated in the 1800 and 1900 census returns of Madison County.

Children born to John Alexander Jackson “Jack” Gowin and Malvina Baker Gowin include:

John B. Gowin born about 1867
Cora M. Gowin born August 21, 1869

John B. Gowin, son of John Alexander Jackson “Jack” Gowin and Malvina Baker Gowin, was born about 1867 in Madison County.

Cora M. Gowin, daughter of John Alexander Jackson “Jack” gowin and Malvina Baker Gowin, was born August 21, 1869. she was married about 1877 to Jesse Kelly. She died February 11, 1905 and was buried in Bethel Church Cemetery, according to Flora Baker Hicks.

William Harrison Gowin, son of Thomas Gowin and Lucy Long Whitlock Gowin, was born February 2, 1838 in Madison County. He was enumerated at age 21 in the 1860 census of his mother’s household. He was married to Frances Ann “Fannie” Whitaker September 28, 1864 “at Mark Whitaker’s,” according to Madi­son County marriage records. She was born in August 1844, the daughter of Marcus Whitaker and Mourning Ham Whitaker. William Harrison Gowin died March 3, 1913 in Madison County.

Children born to William Harrison Gowin and Frances Ann “Fannie” Whitaker Gowin include:

Lucy Ellen Gowin born February 11, 1867
Relus Marcus “Mark” Gowin born December 4, 1869
Cyrus Gowin born about 1873
Middleton Gowin born January 11, 1874
Edaline Gowin born February 7, 1876
Benjamin Franklin Gowin born December 25, 1878
Elizabeth Gowin born January 7, 1880
Georgeann Gowin born February 26, 1888

Lucy Ellen Gowin, daughter of William Harrison Gowin and Frances Ann “Fannie” Whitaker, was born February 11, 1867. She was married about 1885 to James A. Long.

Relus [Aurelius?] Marcus “Mark” Gowin, son of William Harrison Gowin and Frances Ann “Fannie” Whitaker, was born December 4, 1869. He was married November 5, 1891 to Elizabeth Jane Ball who was born in April 1866 in Kentucky. She was born July 5, 1867, according to the research of Katherine Louise Anderson Goinos. They were enumerated in 1900 in Madison County and in 1910 in Garrard County. In 1920 they removed to Marion County, Kentucky.

Children born to Relus Marcus “Mark” Gowin and Elizabeth Jane Ball Gowin include:

Robert Lee Gowin born in October 1892
Martin Louis Gowin born in January 1895
William Gobel Gowin born in January 1899
James Gowin born May 5, 1901
Harry Morgan Gowin born about 1905

Robert Lee Goins, son of Relus Marcus “Mark” Gowin and Elizabeth Jane “Lizzy” Ball Gowin, was born in October 1892.

Martin Louis Goins, son of Relus Marcus “Mark” Gowin and Elizabeth Jane “Lizzy” Ball Gowin, was born in January 1895.

William Gobel Goins, son of Relus Marcus “Mark” Gowin and Elizabeth Jane “Lizzy” Ball Gowin, was born in January 1899.

James Goins, son of Relus Marcus “Mark” Gowin and Elizabeth Jane “Lizzy” Ball Gowin, was born May 5, 1901. He was married in Jeffersonville, Indiana October 30, 1920 to Nancy Jane Jones who was born August 2, 1902 in Wayne County, Indiana.

Eight children were born to James Goins and Nancy Jane Jones Goins:

Raymond Lee Goins born about 1922
Agnes Loretta Goins born about 1923
James Goins, Jr. born about 1925
Harry Edwin Goins born about 1927
Nancy Jane Goins born about 1930
John Edward Goins born about 1934
William Kenneth Goins born April 18, 1946

William Kenneth Goins, son of James Goins and Nancy Jane Jones Goins, was born April 18, 1946 in Beech Grove, Indiana. He was married May 21, 1965 in Franklin, Indiana to Katherine Louise Anderson who was born December 8, 1947 in Independence, Kansas.

Children born to William Kenneth Goins and Katherine Louise Anderson Goins include:

William Kenneth Goins, Jr. born about 1967
Paulina Jane Goins born about 1970
James David Goins born about 1973
John Jerel Goins born about 1977

Cyrus Gowin, son of William Harrison Gowin and Frances Ann “Fannie” Whitaker, was born about 1873. He died at age six.

Middleton Gowin, son of William Harrison Gowin and Frances Ann “Fannie” Whitaker, was born January 11, 1874. He died in 1904.

Edaline Gowin, daughter of William Harrison Gowin and Frances Ann “Fannie” Whitaker, was born February 7, 1876, according to Christine Singer Agee, a granddaughter. She was married July 28, 1893 to Silas Isaac who was born April 27, 1872. She died April 14, 1958 and was buried in Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, Kentucky.

Children born to them include:

Ollie Frances Isaac born June 1, 1894
Collins Isaac born October 9, 1899
Burg Owen Isaac born January 1, 1908

Ollie Frances Isaac, daughter of Silas Isaac and Edaline Gowin Isaac, was born June 1, 1894 in Madison County. She was mar­ried there to William Singer February 7, 1911. He was born September 3, 1875. He died October 30, 1963, and she died March 25, 1982. They were buried in Richmond Cemetery.

Children born to them include:

Lida Mae Singer born February 8, 1912
Mary Edeline Singer born January 22, 1913
Eugene Clyde Singer born July 2, 1914
Christine Singer born March 28, 1916
Ethel Dean Singer born June 26, 1918
Irene Virginia Singer born February 3, 1920
Eva Lee Singer born July 16, 1922
William Francis Singer born July 30, 1924
Robert Marion Singer born January 4, 1927
Leatrice Joy Singer born August 17, 1929
David Franklin Singer born October 14, 1932
Glenn Carol Singer born November 15, 1934
Henry Green Singer born November 8, 1936
James Cosby Singer born November 13, 1939

Lida Mae Singer, daughter of William Singer and Ollie Frances Isaac Singer, was born February 8, 1912.

Mary Edeline Singer, daughter of William Singer and Ollie Frances Isaac Singer, was born January 22, 1913. She died the following March 14.

Clyde Eugene Singer, son of William Singer and Ollie Frances Isaac Singer, was born July 2, 1914.

Christine Singer, daughter of William Singer and Ollie Frances Isaac Singer, was born March 28, 1916 in Madison County. She was married March 7, 1939 at the home of Rev. A. C. Dun­can at Elliston, Kentucky to Aulbert Agee. He was born Au­gust 23, 1916.

Christine Singer Agee, a member of Gowen Research Founda­tion, continued to live in Richmond in 1993 where she was ac­tive in the research of her family history.

Children born to them include:

Wilma Jean Agee born February 1, 1942
Rondal Agee born March 20, 1946

Rondal Agee, son of Aulbert Agee and Christine Singer Agee, was born March 20, 1946. He was married September 5, 1971 to Lois Dehosett. Children born to them include:

Alice Marie Agee born about 1974
Judy Agee born about 1976
Amy Elizabeth Agee born about 1979

Benjamin Franklin Gowin, son of William Harrison Gowin and Frances Ann “Fannie” Whitaker, was born December 25, 1872. He died in 1978.

Elizabeth Gowin, daughter of William Harrison Gowin and Frances Ann “Fannie” Whitaker, was born January 7, 1880. She was married about 1900 to Robert Tevis.

Georgeann Gowin, daughter of William Harrison Gowin and Frances Ann “Fannie” Whitaker, was born February 26, 1888, She died January 27, 1906.

Beverly Franklin Gowin, son of Thomas Gowin and Lucy Long Whitlock Gowin, was born in Madison County in May 1840. He was recorded at age 19 in the 1860 census of Madison County. “Franklin Goins of Madison County” was enlisted in Company K, First Kentucky Cavalry Regiment September 12, 1861 and was mustered out December 31, 1864. He was mar­ried June 23, 1864 to Susannah McCoddle who was born in September 1848.

Children born to Beverly Franklin Gowin and Susan McCoddle Gowin include:.

James Gowin born in December 1866
John Gowin born in March 1868
Thomas Gowin born in August 1871
Robert E. Gowin born in May 1884
William Walker Gowin born in November 1886
[infant] born about 1889

James Gowin, son of Beverly Franklin Gowin and Susan Mc­Coddle Gowin, was born in December 1866. He appeared un­married in the 1910 census.

John Gowin, son of Beverly Franklin Gowin and Susan Mc­Coddle Gowin, was born in March 1868. He appeared unmar­ried in the 1910 census.

Thomas Gowin, son of Beverly Franklin Gowin and Susan McCoddle Gowin, was born in August 1871. He appeared un­married in the 1910 census.

Robert E. Gowin, son of Beverly Franklin Gowin and Susan McCoddle Gowin, was born in May 1884. He was married about 1907, wife’s name Florence. She was born in 1884. Robert E. Gowin and Florence Gowin was enumerated in the 1910 census of Madison County with one child.

Children born to Robert E. Gowin and Florence Gowin include:

Mabel Gowin born in 1910

William Walker Gowin, son of Beverly Franklin Gowin and Susan McCoddle Gowin, was born in November 1886. He was married about 1909, wife’s name Lula.

An infant, name unknown, was born to Beverly Franklin Gowin and Susan McCoddle Gowin and died in infancy.

Mary Jane Gowin, daughter of Thomas Gowin and Lucy Long Whitlock Gowin, was born in 1845 in Madison County. She was recorded as a 15-year-old in the 1860 census of Madison County. She was married there in 1864 to William Staton Sowers.

Cyrus Miller Gowin, son of Thomas Gowin and Lucy Long Whitlock Gowin, was born in 1848 in Madison County. He was reported as a 12-year-old living in his mother’s house­hold in the 1860 census of the county. He was married there in 1875 to Nancy Kidwell. They were divorced in 1906, and he was remarried to Relda Woodson in the same year. Children born to Relda Woodson Gowin are unknown.

Children born to Cyrus Miller Gowin and Nancy Kidwell Gowin include:

Mary Gowin born in 1876
William J. Gowin born in March 1879
Leon Gowin born in January 1886
Thomas Gowin born in April 1894

Robert B[arton?] Goins, son of Thomas Gowin and Lucy Long Whitlock Gowin, was born about 1848 in Madison County. He was recorded as a two-year-old in the 1850 cen­sus and as age 11 in the 1860 census. His tombstone shows his date of birth as March 29, 1851, probably erroneously.

He was married April 27, 1875 to Permelia Isabelle Sowers who was born in 1848 in Floyd County, Virginia. She was the daughter of Joel Sowers and Adeline Sowers and was enu­merated in their household in the 1850 census of Floyd County. Permelia Isabelle Sowers had two children when they were married, according to Beatrice Goins Dougherty. They were identified as William “Bucky” Sowers and Clarence Goins.

Robert B. Goins was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Madison County, living at Kirksville, Ken­tucky:

“Goins, Robert 33, born in KY. father born in KY,
mother born in KY, farm laborer
Permelia 32, born in VA, father born in VA,
mother born in VA
William 11, born in VA, father born in VA,
mother born in VA
Clarence 8, born in VA, father born in VA,
mother born in VA
James 6, born in KY, father born in VA
mother born in VA
George 3, born in KY, father born in VA
mother born in VA
Robert 1, born in KY, father born in VA
mother born in VA”

Robert B. Goins reappeared in the 1900 census of Madison County

“Goins, Robert 63, born in March 1848 in Kentucky,
can read, cannot write
Isabelle 57, born in April 18?? in Virginia,
mother of 11, 9 living
Emmett 21, born in March 1879
Calvin 17, born in April 1883
Alma 14, born in August 1887
Emma 12. born in December 1889
Hershel 10, born in February 1891
Gracie 8, born in April 1892
Sowers Adeline 78, born in July 1821 in Virginia,
mother-in-law”

They reappeared in the 1910 enumeration of Madison County:

“Goins, Robert 68, married 35 years
Isabelle 61, marries 35 years, mother of 11
children, 8 living
Almer 23
Hershel 20”

Robert B. Goins wrote his will February 13, 1926, and it was recorded in Madison County Will Book 4, page 468:

“I, Robert B. Goins, a resident of Madison County and being of sound mind, make this may last will.

I direct my executor hereinafter named to pay all debts and burial expenses as soon as practical after my death.

I direct my executor to convert all my property, real and personal, into cash, and in doing so, he shall have full power and authority to sell any and all real estate owned by me, either publicly or privately, as he may deem best and divide same among six heirs as follows:

James Albert Goins, 1/6; the heirs of Robert Emmett Goins 1/6; Calvin Goins, 1/6; Florence Alma Perkins, 1/6; Rosa Emma Shifflet, 1/6, and Hershel V. Goins, 1/6.

Should any of my heirs owe me anything at the time of my death, such sum shall be charged against them in the distribution of my estate.

I nominate and appoint my son-in-law Luther E. Perkins the executor of this will, and as such executor, he shall have full power to sell, transfer and convey all property, real and personal, owned by me and divide the same as directed herein.

In testimony whereof witness my signature this Febru­ary 13, 1926.
Robert B. Goins”

Permelia Isabelle Sowers Goins died October 20, 1921, and Robert B. Goins died December 17, 1927. They were buried in Goins Cemetery at Cuzick, Kentucky in Madison County. His son Hershel Goins was the informant for his death cer­tificate, No. 28990.

Children born to Robert B. Goins and Permelia Isabelle Sowers Goins, according to Beatrice Goins Dougherty, in­clude:

George B. Goins born February 28, 1876
James Albert Goins born about 1877
Robert Emmitt Goins born March 4, 1879
Mary D. Goins born June 5, 1880
Calvin D. Goins born April 1, 1883
Florence Alma Goins born August 17, 1885
Rosa Emma Goins born December 9, 1887
Hershel V. Goins born February 2, 1890
Grace Lee Goins born in April 1892

George B. Goins, son of Robert B. Goins and Permelia Isabelle Sowers Goins, was born in Madison County February 28, 1876, according to his grave marker in Bethel Church Cemetery located at Baldwin, Kentucky in Madison County. He died August 8, 1—, according to Flora Baker Hicks who visited the cemetery June 5, 1958. She reported that it had been fenced inside a hogpen at that time.

James Albert Goins, son of Robert B. Goins and Permelia Is­abelle Sowers Goins, was born about 1877 in Madison County, according to Beatrice Goins Dougherty. He was er­roneously reported as “age 6” in the 1880 census. According to Madison County Marriages Book 23, page 339, he was married Decem­ber 19, 1893 to Mary Etta Agee who was born in Tennessee in August 1876. In 1896 he was a farmer at Valley View, Ken­tucky.

James Albert Goins appeared as the head of Household 168-168 in the 1910 census of Madison County:

“Goins, Albert 34, married for 16 years
Mary E. 33, mother of 7 children, 7 alive
Minnie 16
Louis D. 13
George 11
Flossie 9
Willie 7
Gracie 4
Florence 2

Mary Etta Agee Goins died about 1916 in Madison County. James Albert Goins was remarried to Susan Gullett Combs Au­gust 25, 1926 in Jessamine County, Kentucky.

James Albert Goins was killed March 5, 1937 at Spears, Ken­tucky by a gunshot wound to the head, the victim of a homi­cide. He was buried in Jones Cemetery at Baldwin, Kentucky in Madison County. Susan Gullett Combs Goins died in Au­gust 1954 in Adams County, Ohio and was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery at Nicholasville, Kentucky in Jessamine County. No children were born to the second marriage.

Children born to James Albert Goins and Mary Etta Agee Goins include:

Minnie Pauline Goins born October 15, 1894
Louis Dayton Goins born October 5, 1896
George Edward Goins born June 10 1898
Sarah Flossie Rebecca Goins born April 30, 1900
James William Goins born February 2, 1903
Grace Florine Goins born May 1, 1907
Florence Alma Goins born February 1, 1908
Joel Bartson Goins born August 5, 1911
Louvena Belle Goins [twin] born August 24, 1913
Arthenia Della Goins [twin] born August 24, 1913
Robert Henry Goins born May 5, 1917

Minnie Pauline Goins, daughter of James Albert Goins and Mary Etta Agee Goins, was born October 15, 1894. She was married December 27, 1916 to Herman Burton Howard. They were deceased by 1991.

Louis Dayton Goins, son of James Albert Goins and Mary Etta Agee Goins, was born October 5, 1896 in Madison County. He was married there December 23, 1915 to Rhoda Howard who was born December 23, 1897 in Estill County, Kentucky. Louis Dayton Goins farmed at Valley View, Ken­tucky in 1921.

She died there October 5, 1977, and he died May 18, 1988. They were buried in Richmond Cemetery.

Children born to Louis Dayton Goins and Rhoda Howard Goins include:

Dorothy Delane Goins born February 1, 1917
Pansy Marie Goins born June 19, 1918
Beatrice Goins born January 11, 1922
Josephine Goins born January 11, 1924
Clifton Alonzo Goins born March 21, 1925

Dorothy Delane Goins, daughter of Louis Dayton Goins and Rhoda Howard Goins, was born February 1, 1917. She died October 10, 1917 and was buried in Goins Cemetery at Cuz­ick, Kentucky.

Pansy Marie Goins, daughter of Louis Dayton Goins and Rhoda Howard Goins, was born June 19, 1918 in Madison County. She was married December 23, 1938 to Hiram Franklin Marcum, according to Madison County Marriage Book 71, page 316. He was born there January 8, 1908

Four children were born to them:

Phyllis Jane Marcum born April 6, 1941
Donnie Franklin Marcum born March 10, 1945
Gretta Lynn Marcum born July 12, 1947
Rhoda Karen Marcum born November 19, 1955

Phyllis Jane Marcum, daughter of Hiram Franklin Marcum and Pansy Marie Goins Marcum, was born April 6, 1941 in Madi­son County. She was married March 28, 1959 to Boyd Clay Jones, according to Madison County Marriage Book 84, page 4277. He was born there December 14, 1941.

Children born to them include:

Boydana Jane Jones born February 29, 1960
Barton Clay Jones born December 15, 1967
Barron Clark Jones born May 2, 1972

Donnie Franklin Marcum, son of Hiram Franklin Marcum and Pansy Marie Goins Marcum, was born March 10, 1945 in Madison County. He was married in Genesee County, Michi­gan July 9, 1966 to Delores Cummings who was born Septem­ber 25, 1945. They were divorced in May 1974. He was remar­ried in Catoosa County, Georgia August 26, 1978 to Robbie Ruth Jordan who was born November 8, 1954 in Dooly County, Georgia.

Children born to them include:

Dawn Marie Marcum born June 18 1968
Jason Todd Marcum born September 5, 1979
Amanda LeAnne Marcum born September 26, 1983

Gretta Lynn Marcum, daughter of Hiram Franklin Marcum and Pansy Marie Goins Marcum, was born July 12, 1947 in Madi­son County. She was married September 4, 1965 to Darrell Nicholas Cosby, according to Madison County Mar­riage Book 88, page 6430. He was born there May 28, 1947. They contin­ued there in 1966.

Children born to them include:

Michael Evan Cosby born August 20, 1966

Rhoda Karen Marcum, daughter of Hiram Franklin Marcum and Pansy Marie Goins Marcum, was born November 19, 1955 in Madison County. She was married July 22, 1975 to David Warren Lloyd, according to Madison County Marriage Book 98, page 11430. They were divorced in March 1978. She was remarried December 23, 1980 to David Keith Tyree, according to Madison County Marriage Book 104, Page 14295. They were divorced May 3, 1991.

Children born to them include:

William Franklin Tyree born May 9, 1985

Beatrice Goins, daughter of Louis Dayton Goins and Rhoda Howard Goins, was born January 11, 1922, according to Ken­tucky BVS File 54206. She was graduated from Central High School in 1940 and entered Eastern Kentucky State Teachers College in the fall of that year. When World War II began in her sophomore year, she began an unusual type of diary. Throughout the war years, she recorded her feelings about the maelstrom that swept the nation with po­etry and descriptive verses. At the urging of her family and friends, she finally published her poems in 1985. A second edition of “Through a Vale of Shadows” was published in 1986.

Fifty years later, Beatrice Goins Dougherty wrote, “I did not have the time to meter my verses–I just let the words beat in cadence with the soldiers’ marching feet. Many of the poems were cre­ated in my mind while I was walking across the cam­pus to classes.”

She was married October 17, 1955 to Daniel Jasper Dougherty who was born in Madison County May 28, 1921. He died of lung cancer January 7, 1979 and was buried in Richmond Cemetery. No children were born to them.

In 1991, Beatrice Goins Dougherty continued in Richmond where she engaged in writing a detailed account of the his­tory of her branch of the Goins family. A member of Gowen Re­search Foundation, she contributed the genealogical de­tails for this account of the Kentucky branch of the family.

Josephine Goins, daughter of Louis Dayton Goins and Rhoda Howard Goins, was born January 11, 1924 and died on the same day, according to Kentucky Death Certificate 1894. She was buried in Goins Cemetery in Cuzick.

Clifton Alonzo Goins, son of Louis Dayton Goins and Rhoda Howard Goins, was born March 21, 1925 and died on the same day, according to Kentucky Death Certificate 7413/2.

Robert Emmitt Goins, son of Robert B. Goins and Permelia Is­abelle Sowers Goins, was born March 4, 1879 in Madison County.

Mary D. Goins, daughter of Robert B. Goins and Permelia Is­abelle Sowers Goins, was born June 5, 1880, according to her grave marker in Bethel Church Cemetery. She died January 8, 1—.

Calvin D. Goins, son of Robert B. Goins and Permelia Is­abelle Sowers Goins, was born April 1, 1883, according to his scholastic record.

Alma Goins, daughter of Robert B. Goins and Permelia Is­abelle Sowers Goins, was born August 17, 1885, according to her scholastic record.

Emma Goins, daughter of Robert B. Goins and Permelia Is­abelle Sowers Goins, was born December 9, 1887, according to her scholastic record.

Hershel Goins, son of Robert B. Goins and Permelia Isabelle Sowers Goins, was born February 2, 1890, according to his scholastic record.

Grace Lee Goins, daughter of Robert B. Goins and Permelia Is­abelle Sowers Goins, was born in April 1892, according to the 1900 census. She died at age 13.

Samuel Harrison Gowin, son of William Gowen and Elizabeth Tatum Gowen, was born in Madison County about 1819. “Samuel H. Gowen” was married to Elizabeth Tatum September 4, 1841, according to “Garrard County, Kentucky Marriages, 1797-1850.”

“Samuel Goins” was listed on the 1843 tax list of Madison County. “Samuel H. Gowen” was a taxpayer there in 1844. “Harrison Goin” was recorded as a taxpayer in the 1846 tax list of Madison County. “Samuel Goins” reappeared in the 1847 tax list.

They appeared in the 1880 and 1910 census enumerations of Madison County. Later they lived at Riley’s Station, Kentucky in nearby Marion, County, according to the research of Jean Grider Fry of Cave City, Kentucky.

Samuel Harrison Gowin wrote a note to his nephew George Washington Alcorn, son of William Alcorn and Julia Gowin Alcorn March 16, 1884 on the back of a letter written by his son to the addressee:

“Dear Nefew,

I would be glad to see you and sister so much. You must be sure and come. You can write me word when you can come. You wrote for me to write the best route. It has bin so long since I travelled it. There has bin new roads made. These ne nearer than I can tell of. The best, come to *Rankin Welsh’s and by the way of Frankford, and from there to Salvicy, and from there to Harisburg, and from there to Perryvill. You can write and I will tell you more the next time.
Harison Gowin”

*Rankin Welch is identified by Merritt K. Alcorn as a kinsman of Elizabeth Welch Tatum.

Children born to Samuel Harrison Gowin and Elizabeth Gowin include:

Seward Gowin born about 1842
Ellen Gowin born about 1843
Minerva Jane Gowin born about 1844
Mary A. Gowen born about 1845
Lebulum Gowin born in 1846
Louvinia Gowin born about 1847
Hester Gowin born about 1848
Nell C. Gowin born about 1852
Francis Gowin born in 1854
Samuel Harrison Gowin, Jr. born about 1855
Lucinda E. Gowin born in 1857
Malinda Gowin born in 1860
Ica Binda Gowin born November 6, 1863
Sarah Bell Gowin born about 1867

Seward Gowin, son of Samuel Harrison Gowin and Elizabeth Gowin, was born about 1842.

Ellen Gowin, daughter of Samuel Harrison Gowin and Elizabeth Gowin, was born about 1843. She was married about 1861 to Caleb Johnson. They were mentioned by her brother, Samuel Harrison Gowin, Jr. in a letter written March 16, 1884.

Minerva Jane “Nervy” Gowin, daughter of Samuel Harrison Gowin and Elizabeth Gowin, was born about 1844. She was married about 1866 to Allen Littrell. They were mentioned in a letter written by her brother, Samul Harrison Gowin, Jr. March 16, 1884.

Mary A. Gowin, daughter of Samuel Harrison Gowin and Elizabeth Gowin, was born about 1845.

Lebulum Gowin, son of Samuel Harrison Gowin and Elizabeth Gowin, was born in 1846, according to Jean Grider Fry.

Louvinia Gowin, daughter of Samuel Harrison Gowin and Elizabeth Gowin, was born about 1847. She was married about 1866 to Anderson Larson. They were mentioned in a letter written by Samuel Harrison Gowin March 16, 1884.

Hester Gowin, daughter of Samuel Harrison Gowin and Elizabeth Gowin, was born about 1848.

Nell C. Gowin, daughter of Samuel Harrison Gowin and Elizabeth Gowin, was born about 1852.

Francis Gowin, son of Samuel Harrison Gowin and Elizabeth Gowin, was born in 1854.

Samuel Harrison Gowin, Jr,. son of Samuel Harrison Gowin and Elizabeth Gowin, was born about 1855. He was married about 1877, wife’s name Mary Jane. They appeared in the 1880 and 1910 census returns of Madison County.

Samuel Harrison Gowin, Jr. wrote a letter to George Washington Alcorn in 1884:

“Riley’s Station, Marion County
March the 16th, 1884

Dear Cosin,

I received your letter of the 5th and was glad to hear from you . It has bin so long since I herd from you. I got one letter from you since you was out, and I answered it, but got no answer. You say you are married and have got three boys.

My three boys is to of them girls. The oldest girl is six years old next August. The youngest is a boy, and he is 2 years old.

The winter here has bin the coldest that has ever bin known in this country. Sarah Bell is married, Jes Beswick, and they have three children. Too girls and one boy; the oldest is a boy. Bindy is not married, and she don’t think there is much chance for her without you can send here a sweetheart from out there. I am still living with my father. You wrote for me to write all myu sisters’ names.

Nerv, Jane married Alen Literel. Lucindy married James Watkins. Elen married Caleb Johnson, Leuvicy married Anderson Lawson. That is all I can think of. You spoke of yhou and your Mother coming out next5 fall, I would be so glad for you to come and bring your wife so we can see her. You didn’t write her name. My wife is named Jane. Pap had bin talking of coming out there this winter, but ishas been so cold, and he has not bin that he has not got off. Be sure and come, and if Pap don’t come before, he will try to go home with you.

This leaves all well. I send my love to all,

from Samuel H. G. to George Alcorn.

Children born to Samuel Harrison Gowin, Jr. and Mary Jane Gowin include:

Jane B. Gowin born in August 1878
Nancy E. Gowin born about 1880
Samuel Gowin born about 1882
Elouise Gowin born about 1892
Ruby E. Gowin born about 1893
Dora E. Gowin born about 1894
John F. Gowin born about 1895
Adam Gowin born about 1897

Lucinda E. Gowin, daughter of Samuel Harrison Gowin and Elizabeth Gowin, was born in 1857. She was married about 1875 to James Watkins.

Malinda Gowin, daughter of Samuel Harrison Gowin and Elizabeth Gowin, was born in 1860.

Ica Binda “Bindy” Gowin, daughter of Samuel Harrison Gowin and Elizabeth Gowin, was born November 6, 1863. She was married about 1893 to her cousin, George Washington Alcorn as his second wife. He was born November 11, 1853 in Ripley County, Indiana. He was first married to Leah Delilah Wykoff March 14, 1878. George Washington Alcorn died March 11, 1923.

Sarah Bell Gowin, daughter of Samuel Harrison Gowin and Elizabeth Gowin, was born about 1867. She was mar­ried about 1879 to James Beswick. Her father wrote March 16, 1884 that they have a son and three daughters.”

Julia Gowin, daughter of William Gowen and Elizabeth Welch Tatum Gowen, was born November 5, 1821. She was married July 19, 1838 in Madison County to William Alcorn who was born in 1819. He died October 30, 1863 in Ripley County, Indiana, and she died there in Center township January 6, 1901. They were buried in Cliff Hill Cemetery.

Children born to William Alcorn and Julia Gowin Alcorn in­clude:

James K. Alcorn born about 1847
LaFayette Alcorn born about 1849
Joseph H. Alcorn born about 1850
George Washington Alcorn born November 11, 1853
Lotan “Andrew” Alcorn born about 1861

James K. Alcorn, son of William Alcorn and Julia Gowin Al­corn, was born about 1847. He was married about 1870, wife’s name Sarah E.

LaFayette Alcorn, son of William Alcorn and Julia Gowin Al­corn, was born about 1849 in Garrard County. He was married about 1870, wife’s name Sarah.

Joseph H. Alcorn, son of William Alcorn and Julia Gowin Al­corn, was born about 1850. He was married about 1873, wife’s name Mattie. She died October 23, 1907.

George Washington Alcorn, son of William Alcorn and Julia Gowin Alcorn, was born November 11, 1853 in Ripley County, Indiana. He was married March 14, 1878 to Leah Delilah Wykoff. He was remarried about 1890 to his cousin, Ica Binda Gowin who was born to William Gowen and Elizabeth Tatum Gowen in 1860. George Washington Alcorn died March 11, 1923.

Lotan “Andrew” Alcorn, son of William Alcorn and Julia Gowin Alcorn, was born about 1861. He was married February 9, 1886 to Temperance “Tempie” Hotchkiss. He was killed July 23, 1933 by a train near Branson, Missouri.

William Gowin, son of William Gowen and Elizabeth Tatum Gowin, was born about 1823.

James A. Gowin, son of William Gowen and Elizabeth Tatum Gowin, was born was born about 1826.

Benjamin Gowin, son of William Gowen and Elizabeth Tatum Gowin, was born about 1831.

Ole Gowin, son of William Gowen and Elizabeth Tatum Gowin, was born about 1835.

Delie B. Gowin, daughter of William Gowen and Elizabeth Tatum Gowin, was born about 1837.

Dove Gowin, daughter of William Gowen and Elizabeth Tatum Gowin, was born about 1841.

Mel Karsten, Williams researcher, sent information regarding the family of Tatum Goin and Matilda Goin to Rebecca Farvour, Foundation Editorial Boardmember, who relayed the following information to the Foundation June 29, 1998:

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Nancy Goin, daughter of Joseph Going and Judith Pollard Go­ing, was born about 1790 in Bedford County, Virginia. She was married November 14, 1811 to Isaac Garrett, son of John Garrett, in Madison County, Kentucky. Joseph Going made an affidavit that he was her father in connection with the marriage license.

Isaac Garrett paid tax on three horses in Madison County in 1813. He served in the Nineteenth Kentucky militia there in 1818.

They removed to Howard County, Missouri in 1820. Isaac Garrett bought and sold several pieces of land in adjoining Chariton County, Missouri.

Children born to Isaac Garrett and Nancy Goin Garrett include:

John Garrett born in 1812
William Garrett born June 10, 1820
James Garrett born in 1822
Moses Garrett born in 1823
Francis F. Garrett born in 1827
Samuel Garrett born in 1830

John Garrett, son of Isaac Garrett and Nancy Goin Garrett, was born 1812 in Madison County. He was married March 17, 1833 to Matilda Paine, daughter of Jack Paine of Memphis, Tennessee. He was remarried February 12, 1857 in Fremont County, Iowa to Mrs. May Ann Hiatt McAllister, widow of Arch McAllister and daughter of Jesse Hiatt and Mary Proctor Hiatt. May Ann Hiatt was born October 23, 1823 in Hamilton County, Illinois. John Garrett died April 1, 1900 at Wymore, Nebraska in Gage County.

William Garrett, son of Isaac Garrett and Nancy Goin Garrett was born June 10, 1820 in Chariton County, Missouri. He was married about 1852 to Martha Payne, and she died in childbirth in the following year. He was remarried about 1855 to Cordelia Ann Harriman, daughter of Walter Harriman and Rowena A. Harl Harriman. She was born April 8, 1837. William Garrett died April 7, 1887 in Linn County, Missouri and was buried in Mundell Cemetery. She died September 16, 1896 and was buried beside her husband.

James Garrett, son of Isaac Garrett and Nancy Goin Garrett was born in 1822 in Missouri. He was married about 1845 to Sarah Willaby who was born in Tennessee in 1826 to John Willaby and Matilda Cockerell Willaby. He was remarried April 27, 1852 to Frances Welch who was born in 1825 in Missouri to John Welch and Matilda Welch. In 1852 they settled on Ore­gon donation land.

Moses Garrett, son of Isaac Garrett and Nancy Goin Garrett was born was born in Missouri in 1823. He was married June 25, 1843 to Elizabeth Cunningham, daughter of Robert Cunning­ham and Isabella Barnes Cunningham. Elizabeth Cunningham was born in 1820 in Wayne County, Ohio.

Francis F. Garrett, son of Isaac Garrett and Nancy Goin Garrett was born in 1827 in Missouri. He was married April 16, 1846 to Mary C. Standoff who was born in Butler County, Pennsyl­vania to John Standoff in 1827. Francis F. Garrett wrote his will August 2, 1862 in Chariton County, Missouri. He died about 1870.

Daniel Garrett, son of Isaac Garrett and Nancy Goin Garrett was born in Chariton County in 1830. He was married about 1853 to Nancy Cunningham, born in March 1832 in Wayne County, Ohio, sister of Elizabeth Cunningham who was mar­ried to Moses Garrett. Daniel Garrett died about 1870, and Nancy Cunningham was remarried to Moses Cunningham upon the death of her sister. Apparently this second marriage was not successful, and Nancy Cunningham Garrett Garrett re­moved to Morrow County, Oregon to live with her sister, Ellen Cunningham Redding Clark Tippett. Later Nancy Cunningham Garrett Garrett moved to Washington state where she died in the 1930s, a centenarian.
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Samuel H. Goin, regarded by some researchers as a son of Joseph Going and Judith Pollard Going, was born about 1791. He was married about 1818, wife’s name Rachel. She was born about 1800. They were enumerated in the 1850 census of Madison County, living near Pollard Gowen.

Children born to Samuel H. Goin and Rachel Goin include:

William Goin born about 1825
Samuel H. Goin, Jr. born about 1827

William Goin, son of Samuel H. Goin and Rachel Goin, was born about 1825 in Madison County. He was married about 1847, wife’s name Elizabeth.

Children born to William Goin and Elizabeth Goin include:

Louisa Goin born about 1848
Adam Goin born in 1850

Samuel H. Goin, Jr, son of Samuel H. Goin and Rachel Goin, was born about 1820. He was married about 1840, wife’s name Elyn. “Samuel H. Goins and Ellyn Goins” were enumerated as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Garrard County:

Samuel H. Goin, Jr. was enumerated as the head of Household 788-832 enumerated September 18, 1850 in Garrard County, First Division, page 256:

“Goins, Samuel H. 31, stonemason, born in KY
Elyn 28
Will C. 8
Minerva J. 6
Mary J. 4
Hester F. 2
Lucinda E. 2/12”
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Pollard Gowen, son of Joseph Going and Judith Pollard Going, was born about 1795 in Bedford County. He was brought to Madison County by his parents. He was married there October 6, 1817 to Mary “Polly” Conner, according to James Edwin Crates. She was the daughter of Caleb Conner. Pollard Gowen appeared as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Madison County, page 164.

“Pollard Goin” was listed in the Madison County tax rolls in 1836, 1841 and 1849. He was enumerated there in the 1850 census of Madison County.

“Mary Gowin” in September was a church member 1893 in Johnson County, Missouri, according to “Pleasant Point Baptist Church Roll Book.”

Children born to Pollard Gowen and Mary “Polly” Conner Gowen include:

Nancy Gowin born about 1825
Judith Gowin born about 1829
Elizabeth Gowin born about 1830
John C. Gowin born June 25, 1831
William Menefee Gowin born January 24, 1832
Mary Gowin born in 1839
Thomas Jefferson Gowin born in August 1841

Nancy Gowin, daughter of Pollard Gowen and Mary “Polly” Conner Gowen, was born about 1825. She was born October 7, 1850 to John Moody.

Judith Gowin, daughter of Pollard Gowen and Mary “Polly” Conner Gowen, was born about 1829.

Elizabeth Gowin, daughter of Pollard Gowen and Mary “Polly” Conner Gowen, was born about 1830

John C. Gowin, son of Pollard Gowen and Mary “Polly” Con­ner Gowen, was born June 25, 1831. He was married August 18, 1855 in Paradise, Missouri in Cole County to Martha A. Stone, daughter of Oliver Stone of Pennsylvania. She was born September 14, 1834 in Mattoon, Missouri.

He enlisted in August 1862 in the One Hundred Twenty-third Illinois Infantry Regiment and was wounded in the Battle of Perryville in Perryville, Kentucky. He was enumerated in the 1880 census of Audrain County, Missouri. John C. Gowin died January 23, 1906 in Mexico, Missouri in Audrain County. Martha A. Stone Gowin died August 22, 1923 in Farber, Mis­souri.

Children born to them include:

William Oliver Gowin born September 13, 1856
Mary E. Gowin born August 18, 1858
John M. Gowin born April 13, 1861
Anna A. Gowin born April 21, 1866
Sylvester Gowin born February 15, 1869
Joseph T. Gowin born February 28, 1871
Mary Alice Gowin born February 22, 1873
Sarah E. Gowin born March 7, 1875
Susie F. Gowin born January 12, 1878
Alonzo Gowin born July 14, 1888

William Oliver Gowin, son of John C. Gowin and Martha A. Stone Gowin, was born September 13, 1856 in Illinois.

Mary E. Gowin, daughter of John C. Gowin and Martha A. Stone Gowin, was born August 10, 1858 in Illinois. She was married about 1877, husband’s name Pendleton.

John M. Gowin, son of John C. Gowin and Martha A. Stone Gowin, was born April 13, 1861 in Illinois. He was married about 1884, wife’s name Pearl. He was remarried in 1888 to Ellen S. Sims. They were enumerated in the 1900 census of Calloway County, Missouri.

Children born to John M. Gowin and Pearl Gowen include:

Ira W. Gowin born in July 1883
Albert W. Gowin born in April 1885

Children born to John M. Gowin and Ellen S. Sims Gowin in­clude:

Evert H. Gowin born in October 1888
Frank L. Gowin born in July 1891
Myrtle M. Gowin born in June 1896
Hittle J. Gowin born in October 1899

Anna A. Gowin, daughter of John C. Gowin and Martha A. Stone Gowin, was born April 21, 1866. She was married about 1885, husband’s name Putman.

Sylvester Gowin, son of John C. Gowin and Martha A. Stone Gowin, was born February 15, 1869 in Missouri. He was mar­ried about 1891, wife’s name Annie R. She was born in Illinois in January 1872. They appeared in the 1900 and 1910 census returns of Butler County, Missouri.

Children born to Sylvester Gowin and Annie R. Gowin include:

Archie F. Gowin born in March 1892

Joseph T. Gowin, son of John C. Gowin and Martha A. Stone Gowin, was born February 28, 1871.

Mary Alice Gowin, daughter of John C. Gowin and Martha A. Stone Gowin, was born February 22, 1873. She was married about 1892, husband’s name Boulter.

Sarah E. Gowin, daughter of John C. Gowin and Martha A. Stone Gowin, was born March 7, 1875. She was married about 1894, husband’s name Pitt.

Susie F. Gowin, daughter of John C. Gowin and Martha A. Stone Gowin, was born January 12, 1878. She was married about 1897, husband’s Anderson.

Alonzo Gowin, son of John C. Gowin and Martha A. Stone Gowin, was born July 14, 1888.

William Menefee Gowin, son of Pollard Gowen and Mary “Polly” Conner Gowen, was born January 24, 1832 in Ken­tucky. He was married at Lancaster, Kentucky February 28, 1851 in Garrard County to Rebecca Jane Byrum, daughter of William Byrum and Ann Gowing Byrum. Rebecca Jane Byrum was born March 10, 1831 in Kentucky.

After the Civil War, they lived in Coles County, Illinois. They later removed to Johnson County, Missouri where they ap­peared in the 1880 census:

“Gowin, William 48, born in KY
Rebecca 49, born in KY
Sarah 23,
John P. 20,
William 18
Grant 13, born in IL
Joseph 6”

“William Gowin” and “Rebecca Gowin” were church members there in May 1895, according to “”Pleasant Point Baptist Church Roll Book.” Other family members whose memberships were recorded in the volume in­clude: W. G. Gowins, November 1887; William Gowin, September 1893; and William Gowin, May 1895.

Rebecca Jane Byrum Gowin died there January 18, 1904, accord­ing to James Edwin Crates. William Menefee Gowin appeared in the 1910 census of Johnson County and died there in 1915.

Children born to William Menefee Gowin and Rebecca Jane Byrum Gowin include:

Mary Jane Gowin born December 10, 1851
Sarah Elizabeth Gowin born in 1857
John Perry Pollard Gowin born March 10, 1860
William Menefee Gowin, Jr. born June 1, 1861
Malinda Gowin born in 1864
Ulysses Grant Gowin born November 14, 1867
Isabel Gowin born in 1869
Joseph Francis Gowin born April 6, 1874

Mary Jane Gowin, daughter of William Menefee Gowin and Rebecca Jane Byrum Gowin, was born December 10, 1851. She was married November 25, 1870 in Vernon County, Missouri to Reuben Thomas Taylor. She died October 23, 1937 in Moundville, Missouri.

Children born to them include:

William Nathaniel Taylor born August 27, 1873
James Clayton Taylor born September 27, 1875
Walter Isaac Taylor born August 12, 1877
John Clarence Taylor born June 9, 1879
Artie Francis Taylor born March 13, 1882
Ora Overton Taylor born August 24, 1885
Roy Andrew Taylor born October 24, 1887
Charles Alfred Taylor born December 1, 1888
Benjamin Harrison Taylor born December 9, 1890
Oscar Thomas Taylor born December 17, 1892

Sarah Elizabeth “Betty” Gowin, daughter of William Menefee Gowin and Rebecca Jane Byrum Gowin, was born in 1857. She was married about 1875 to William J. Evans. They lived in Taft, California.

Children born to them include:

Oscar Evans born about 1877
Otis Evans born about 1879
Lilly Evans born about 1882
Clarence Evans born about 1885
Ray Evans born about 1888

John Perry Pollard Gowin, son of William Menefee Gowin and Re­becca Jane Byrum Gowin, was born March 10, 1860, according to the research of Francis Lloyd Gowin, a great-grandson of Lincoln, Nebraska. He was married January 6, 1881 in Nevada, Missouri to Susan Elizabeth McDaniel who was born in Mis­souri in 1864. She was the daughter of Thomas Benton Mc­Daniel and Sarah Ann Skidmore McDaniel. They appeared in the 1900 census of Vernon County. He died there January 26, 1928, and she died there in 1953.

Children born to John Perry Pollard Gowin and Susan Elizabeth Mc­Daniel Gowin include:

Arthur Thomas Gowin born May 1, 1882
Arlie Ulysses Gowin born January 28, 1885
William Luther Gowin born January 9, 1889
Lewis Oliva Gowin born February 23, 1892
Leslie Emmett Gowin born March 5, 1896
Lula Mae Gowin born March 11, 1900

Arthur Thomas Gowin, son of John Perry Pollard Gowin and Susan Elizabeth McDaniel Gowin, was born in Missouri in 1885. He was married about 1904 to Nora Baugh who was born February 18, 1885. She was the daughter of John Baugh and Elizabeth Wiley Baugh of Hemingford, Nebraska. Nora Baugh Gowin died June 18, 1960 in Nebraska, and he died there November 18, 1968.

Children born to Arthur Thomas Gowin and Nora Baugh Gowin include:

Flora Gowin born February 19, 1904
Emmett James Glenn Gowin born February 26, 1906
James Lee Gowin born January 18, 1908
Jesse Gilbert Gowin born July 8, 1910
Ruth Gowin born August 26, 1911
Arthur Floyd Gowin born September 3, 1914
Nora Oleatha Gowin born September 20, 1916
Clara Mae Gowin born December 23, 1918
Donald Francis Gowin born May 9, 1923

Flora Gowin, daughter of Arthur Thomas Gowin and Nora Baugh Gowin, was born February 19, 1904. She was married about 1922 to Walter Marshall. In 1993, Flora Gowin Mar­shall, a family researcher lived in California.

Emmett James Glenn Gowin, son of Arthur Thomas Gowin and Nora Baugh Gowin, was born in Missouri February 26, 1906. He was married in Hot Springs, South Dakota May 23, 1927 to Ayles Gertrude Blundell who was born in Nebraska December 21, 1907. In 1927 they lived in Wyoming. She died in Nebraska October 31, 1952, and he died there October 31, 1991.

Children born to Emmett James Glenn Gowin and Ayles Blun­dell Gowin include:

Francis Lloyd Gowin born December 9, 1927

Francis Lloyd Gowin, son of Emmett James Glenn Gowin and Ayles Blundell Gowin, was born in Belle Fourche, South Dakota December 9, 1927. He was married June 5, 1954 to Sally Farnham. She was born July 27, 1933 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska to James Butler Farnham and Heral Wave Royer Farnham.

In 1992 and in 1996 Francis Lloyd Gowin and Sally Farnham Gowin lived in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Children born to Francis Lloyd Gowin and Sally Farnham Gowin include:

Lin Ayles Gowin born December 7, 1955
Kyle Martin Gowin born September 10, 1957
Colleen Marie Gowin born March 17, 1966

Lin Ayles Gowin, daughter of Francis Lloyd Gowin and Sally Farnham Gowin, was born in Lincoln December 7, 1955. She was married August 1, 1977 to Dale Thomas Bacon who was born February 129, 1955 in Grinnell, Iowa. They were divorced in December 1995. She was remarried about 1997, husband’s name O’Brien. In 1998, they lived in Lincoln.

Children born to them include:

Erin Dawn Bacon born July 24, 1979
Jennifer Lin Bacon born April 8, 1983

Kyle Martin Gowin, son of Francis Lloyd Gowin and Sally Farnham Gowin, was born in Lincoln September 10, 1957. He was married October 3, 1980 to Linda Kay Kehm who was born there September 3, 1959.

Children born to Kyle Martin Gowin and Linda Kay Kehm Gowin include:

Christopher Kyle Gowin born June 5, 1989
Calynn Marie Gowin born April 30, 1992

Colleen Marie Gowin, daughter of Francis Lloyd Gowin and Sally Farnham Gowin, was born March 17, 1966 at Lincoln.

James Lee Gowin, son of Arthur Thomas Gowin and Nora Baugh Gowin, was born January 19, 1910 at Milo, Missouri. He was married August 28, 1928 to Ruth Jennifer Willard, according to their son, James Lee Gowin, Jr. She was born December 6, 1904 in Ord, Nebraska and died January 11, 1929 in Alliance, Nebraska. He was remarried to Bernice May Hetrick December 5, 1934. She was born in Cairo, Nebraska August 5, 1918 to Horace Milton Hetrick and Edna Bernice Jacobs Hetrick. Horacew Milton Hetrick died March 1, 1958, and Edna Bernice Jacobs Hetrick died June 25, 1962

In 1937, James Lee Gowin and Bernice May Hetrick Gowin removed to Nampa, Idaho. He died there January 18, 1977, and she died January 6, 1993. Children born to them include:

James Lee Gowin, Jr. born February 11, 1942
Donald Ray Gowin born February 19, 1945
Lynnora Kay Gowin born October 21, 1950
Nikki Rene Gowin born September 30, 1952

James Lee Gowin, Jr, son of James Lee Gowin and Bernice May Hetrick Gowin, was born February 11, 1942 in Nampa. He was married January 8, 1965 to Roberta Christine Gardner in Nampa. She was born September 22, 1945 in Gregory South Dakota to Robert Nelson Gardner and Viola Lorraine Ekroth Gardner. In 1978, James Lee Gowin, Jr. and Roberta Christine Gardner Gowin removed to Santa Maria, California.

Children born to them include:

James Robert Gowin born October 7, 1967
Michael Lee Gowin born December 15, 1969
Lorisa Dyan Gowin born March 9, 1976

James Robert Gowin, son of James Lee Gowin, Jr. and Roberta Christine Gardner Gowin, was born October 1967 in Nampa. He was married November 4, 1990 to Tina Marie Klass. She was born February 8, 1968 in South Carolina.

Michael Lee Gowin, son of James Lee Gowin, Jr. and Roberta Christine Gardner Gowin, was born December 15, 1969 in Nampa. He removed to South Carolina in 1994.

Lorisa Dyan Gowin, daughter of James Lee Gowin, Jr. and Roberta Christine Gardner Gowin, was born March 9, 1976 in Nampa.

Jesse Gilbert Gowin, son of Arthur Thomas Gowin and Nora Baugh Gowin, was born July 9, 1910 and died the same day..

Ruth Gowin, daughter of Arthur Thomas Gowin and Nora Baugh Gowin, was born August 26, 1911.

Arthur Floyd Gowin, son of Arthur Thomas Gowin and Nora Baugh Gowin, was born September 3, 1914.

Nora Oleatha Gowin, daughter of Arthur Thomas Gowin and Nora Baugh Gowin, was born September 20, 1916.

Clara Mae Gowin, daughter of Arthur Thomas Gowin and Nora Baugh Gowin, was born December 23, 1918.

Donald Francis Gowin, son of Arthur Thomas Gowin and Nora Baugh Gowin, was born May 9, 1923.

Arlie Ulysses Gowin, son of John Perry Pollard Gowin and Susan Elizabeth McDaniel Gowin, was born January 28, 1885 in Moundville, Missouri. He was married January 27, 1903 to Louella Hamblin. He was remarried in 1931 to Marretta Her­ring. He was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1910 census of Vernon County. He died October 14, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri. No children were born to Marretta Herring Gowin.

Children born to Arlie Ulysses Gowin and Louella Hamblin Gowin include:

Ivan Gowin born in 1904
Velma Gowin born in 1906

William Luther Gowin, son of John Perry Pollard Gowin and Susan Elizabeth McDaniel Gowin, was born January 9, 1889. He was married about 1912 to Nettie Rose who was born in Missouri in 1889. They were enumerated in the 1910 census of Vernon County. He died August 10, 1979. Children born to William Luther Gowin and Nettie Rose Gowin are unknown.

Lewis Oliva Gowin, son of John Perry Pollard Gowin and Susan Elizabeth McDaniel Gowin, was born February 23, 1892 in Missouri. He was married December 24, 1911 to Nettie Lelia Culbertson who was born February 21, 1892 in Missouri, according to the research of Robert Wayne Gowin, Foundation member of Fayetteville, Georgia.

He lived all of his life in the Vernon County, Missouri area where he was a sharecropper. Nettie Lelia Culbertson Gowin died December 27, 1933 in Nevada, Missouri. In 1943, he repurchased a 166-acre farm near Nevada that he lost during the depression. Because of the strain of raising children alone and trying to sustain his farm, he had to let some of his children be raised by other family members. Lewis Oliva Gowin died May 1963 in Nevada.

Children born to Lewis Oliva Gowin and Nettie Lelia Culbertson Gowin include:

Oscar LeRoy Gowin born August 4, 1913
Leland William Gowin born February 17, 1915
Lewis Fay Gowin born October 26, 1916
Wilburn Leon Gowin born February 23, 1918
Loreta Mae Gowin born August 10, 1920
Oliva Eugene Gowin born October 31, 1924
Geraldine Bernice Gowin born August 17, 1926
Hazel Marene Gowin born January 9, 1932
Wayne Ross Gowin born October 18, 1933

Oscar LeRoy Gowin, son of Lewis Oliva Gowin and Nettie Lelia Culbertson Gowin, was born August 4, 1913 in Missouri.

Leland William Gowin, son of Lewis Oliva Gowin and Nettie Lelia Culbertson Gowin, was born February 17, 1915 in Missouri.

Lewis Fay Gowin, son of Lewis Oliva Gowin and Nettie Lelia Culbertson Gowin, was born October 26, 1916 in Missouri.

Wilburn Leon Gowin, son of Lewis Oliva Gowin and Nettie Lelia Culbertson Gowin, was born February 23, 1918 in Missouri.

Loreta Mae Gowin, daughter of Lewis Oliva Gowin and Nettie Lelia Culbertson Gowin, was born August 10, 1920 in Missouri.

Oliva Eugune Gowin, son of Lewis Oliva Gowin and Nettie Lelia Culbertson Gowin, was born October 31, 1924 in Missouri.

Geraldine Bernice Gowin, daughter of Lewis Oliva Gowin and Nettie Lelia Culbertson Gowin, was born August 17, 1926 in Missouri.

Hazel Marene Gowin, daughter of Lewis Oliva Gowin and Nettie Lelia Culbertson Gowin, was born January 9, 1932 in Missouri.

Wayne Ross Gowin, son of Lewis Oliva Gowin and Nettie Lelia Culbertson Gowin, was born October 18, 1933 in Nevada, Missouri. He was married about 1956 to Sarah Nadine Hodge who was born March 9, 1935 in Arkansas to Will Hodge and Manda Sparks Hodge.

Wayne Ross Gowin was remarried November 18, 1977 to Mrs. Naomi Ruth Day who was born January 10, 1946 in Montgomery, Alabama to Leo Alfred Day and Tinnie Lisa Pittman Day. In 1997, they lived in Pensacola, Florida. No children were born to Wayne Ross Gowin and Naomi Ruth Day Gowin. Wayne Ross Gowin died of cancer January 23, 1999, according to his son, Robert Wayne Gowin.

Sarah Nadine Hodge Gowin was remarried March 3, 1982 to William H. Alexander who was born June 16, 1939 in Florida. No children were born to them.

Children born to Wayne Ross Gowin and Sarah Nadine Hodge Gowin include:

Debra Lynn Gowin born April 20, 1957
Terry Ellen Gowin born November 24, 1958
Robert Wayne Gowin born August 25, 1962

A child from the previous marriage of Naomi Ruth Day was adopted by Wayne Ross Gowin. His name was changed to Adam Wayne Gowin, according to Robert Wayne Gowin.

Adam Wayne Gowin born about 1962

Debra Lynn Gowin, daughter of Wayne Ross Gowin and Sarah Nadine Hodge Gowin was born April 21, 1957 in Hutchinson, Missouri. She was married November 1, 1974 to William Scott Carpenter who was born about 1951 in Milton, Florida.

Children born to Debra Lynn Gowin and William Scott Carpenter include:

Jeremy Scott Carpenter born March 14, 1975
Joy Danielle Carpenter born January 21, 1981

Terry Ellen Gowin, daughter of Wayne Ross Gowin and Sarah Nadine Hodge Gowin was born November 24, 1958 in Coronado, California. She was married about 1978 to Jack Douglas Hunt who was born about 1955 in Milton, Florida. Terry Ellen Gowin Hunt was remmaried about 1985 to Eddie Morris. No children were born to Terry Ellen Gowin and Eddie Morris.

Children born to Jack Douglas Hunt and Terry Ellen Gowin Hunt include:

Nathaniel Douglas Hunt born April 2, 1980
Kaleisha Christina Hunt born February 3, 1982

Robert Wayne Gowin, son of Wayne Ross Gowin and Sarah Nadine Hodge Gowin, was born August 25, 1962 in Oxnard, California. He was married December 28, 1981 to Victoria Jean Ensley who was born September 14, 1965 at Youngstown, Ohio to Thomas Edward Ensley and Donna Jean Stewart Ensley. On September 1, 1979, he enlisted into the U.S. Army. After graduation from Milton High School, he left for basic training on June 10, 1980. In 1997, he was stationed in Fayetteville, Georgia where he was active in the research of his branch of the family.

Children born to Robert Wayne Gowin and Victoria Jean Ensley Gowin include:

Jennifer Lynn Gowin born April 9, 1982
Lauren Elizabeth Gowin born October 31, 1986
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Leslie Emmett Gowin, son of John Perry Pollard Gowin and Susan Elizabeth McDaniel Gowin, was born March 5, 1896. He was married December 11, 1915 to Myrtle Isabella Humbert. He died January 9, 1969. Children born to Leslie Emmett Gowin and Myrtle Isabella Humbert are unknown.

Lula Mae Gowin, daughter of John Perry Pollard Gowin and Susan Elizabeth McDaniel Gowin, was born March 11, 1900. She was married August 12, 1916 in Boulder, Colorado to Samuel Helm. Later she was remarried to Clint Blyth and then to Leo Meier.

William Menefee Gowin, Jr, son of William Menefee Gowin and Rebecca Byrum Gowin, was born June 1, 1861. He appeared as an 18-year-old in the 1880 census of Johbson Counth. He was married about 1880 to Mary Jane Hamilton who was born in June 1863. They appeared in the 1900 census of Henry County. He died in 1937.

Children born to William Menefee Gowin, Jr. and Mary Jane Hamilton Gowin, include:

Alpha Etta Gowin born October 11, 1882
Rebecca Ann Gowin born January 2, 1885
Ernest A. Gowin born April 18, 1883
William Oliver Gowin born November 14, 1889
Leslie Francis Gowin born in September 1892
Amy Lee Gowin born February 23, 1895
Rolla Clayton Gowin born September 2, 1905

Alpha Etta Gowin, daughter of William Menefee Gowin, Jr. and Mary Jane Hamilton Gowin, was born October 11, 1882. She was married April 27, 1900 in Henry County to George Frank Harrington. She died June 8, 1934.

Rebecca Ann Gowin, daughter of William Menefee Gowin, Jr. and Mary Jane Hamilton Gowin, was born January 2, 1885 in Missouri. She was married in Johnson County August 13, 1903 to Joseph Warren Smith.

Ernest A. Gowin, son of William Menefee Gowin, Jr. and Mary Jane Hamilton Gowin, was born April 18, 1883. He was mar­ried July 26, 1919 in Johnson County to Nellie Clyde. Chil­dren born to Ernest A. Gowin and Nellie Clyde Gowin are un­known.

William Oliver Gowin, son of William Menefee Gowin, Jr. and Mary Jane Hamilton Gowin, was born November 14, 1889. He was married October 5, 1912 to Mayme Marie Frunkwater. Later he was remarried to Mildred Alberta Corum. Children born to Mildred Alberta Corum are unknown.

Children born to William Oliver Gowin and Mayme Marie Frunkwater Gowin include:

James Gordon Gowin born August 2, 1921

James Gordon Gowin, son of William Oliver Gowin and mayme Marie Frunkwater Gowin, was born August 2, 1921. He died September 21, 1922.

Leslie Francis Gowin, son of William Menefee Gowin, Jr. and Mary Jane Hamilton Gowin, was born in September 1892. He was married May 11, 1917 to Georgia Mae Mussee. He died February 17, 1971. Children born to Leslie Francis Gowin and Georgia Mae Mussee Gowin are unknown.

Amy Lee Gowin, daughter of William Menefee Gowin, Jr. and Mary Jane Hamilton Gowin, was born February 23, 1895. She was married April 29, 1912 to Maitland Russell Greene in Pet­tis County, Missouri. She died August 31, 1971.

Rolla Clayton Gowin, son of William Menefee Gowin, Jr. and Mary Jane Hamilton Gowin, was born September 2, 1905. He was married about 1928, wife’s name Dorothy. Children born to Rolla Clayton Gowin and Dorothy Gowin are unknown.

Malinda Gowin, daughter of William Menefee Gowin and Re­becca Byrum Gowin, was born in 1864.

Ulysses Grant Gowin, son of William Menefee Gowin and Re­becca Byrum Gowin, was born November 14, 1867 in Okan, Illinois in Coles County. He was married February 16, 1892 at Warrensburg, Missouri to Mary Florence Taylor, daughter of George M. Taylor and Nancy Adeline Breeden Taylor. She was born in Henry County, Missouri April 30, 1874 to George Martin Taylor and Nancy Adeline Breeding Taylor. “Florence Gowin, was a church member in September 1892, according to “Pleasant Point Baptist Church Roll Book.” They appeared in the 1910 census of Johnson County.

Ulysses Grant Gowin died December 30, 1931 in Johnson County. Mary Florence Taylor Gowin died there April 17, 1936. They were buried in Sunset Hill Cemetery.

Children born to them include:

Grace Belle Gowin born May 20, 1893
Mamie Gowin born November 26, 1894
Alonzo Carl Gowin born January 3, 1896
Pearl Mae Gowin born March 6, 1898
Delmer Clyde Gowin born February 15, 1901
Clara Etta Gowin born October 18, 1903
Anna Leona Gowin born December 7, 1906
Orville Lee Gowin born January 11, 1910
Ruby Ada Gowin born March 29, 1913

Grace Belle Gowin, daughter of Ulysses Grant Gowin and Mary Florence Taylor Gowin, was born May 20, 1893 in John­son County. She was married July 3, 1918 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Irl Baker. In later life she lived with her sister Clara in Kansas City, Kansas.

Mamie Gowin, daughter of Ulysses Grant Gowin and Mary Florence Taylor Gowin, was born November 26, 1894 in John­son County. She died January 6, 1895.

Alonzo Carl Gowin, son of Ulysses Grant Gowin and Mary Florence Taylor Gowin, was born January 3, 1896 He died March 21, 1971 unmarried.

Pearl Mae Gowin, daughter of Ulysses Grant Gowin and Mary Florence Taylor Gowin, was born March 6, 1898. She was married October 8, 1918 in Pettis County to Lewis Cecil Martin who was born March 1, 1891. She died February 11, 1967, and he died September 17, 1973 in Johnson County.

Delmer Clyde Gowin, son of Ulysses Grant Gowin and Mary Florence Taylor Gowin, was born February 15, 1901. He was married June 2, 1923 in Independence, Missouri to Anna Ar­lene Ault. He died February 2, 1968.

Children born to Delmer Clyde Gowin and Anna Arlene Ault Gowin include:

Bobby Eugene Gowin born November 19, 1926

Bobby Eugene Gowin, son of Delmer Clyde Gowin and Anna Arlene Ault Gowin, was born November 19, 1926. He was married December 28, 1946 to Nina Goebel who was born Au­gust 7, 1925.

Children born to Bobby Eugene Gowin and Nina Goebel Gowin include:

Michael Eugene Gowin born July 21, 1950
Marla Ann Gowin born June 21, 1952
Gary Lee Gowin born October 14, 1954
Gena Sue Gowin born September 10, 1963
Gayla Diane Gowin born July 27,1966

Michael Eugene Gowin, son of Bobby Eugene Gowin and Nina Goebel Gowin, was born July 21, 1950. He died in April 1969.

Martha Ann Gowin, daughter of Bobby Eugene Gowin and Nina Goebel Gowin, was born June 21, 1952. She was married about 1972 to John Franklin Thompson III.

Gary Lee Gowin, son of Bobby Eugene Gowin and Nina Goebel Gowin, was born October 14, 1954. He was married February 2, 1974 to Sharon Eloise Farris who was born October 21, 1955.

Children born to Gary Lee Gowin and Sharon Eloise Farris Gowin include:

John Michael Gowin born August 25, 1974
[son] born November 4, 1980

Clara Etta Gowin, daughter of Ulysses Grant Gowin and Mary Florence Taylor Gowin, was born in Johnson County, “south of Knobnoster, Missouri October 18, 1903. She was married Au­gust 15, 1925 in Inde­pendence, Missouri to Ernie Warder Crates who was born October 12, 1897 in Hickory County, Missouri. She died October 2, 1983 at age 89..

Children born to Ernie Warder Crates and Clara Etta Gowin Crates include:

Ernie Warder Crates, Jr. born July 2, 1926
James Edwin Crates born January 2, 1931
[son] born August 13, 1934

Ernie Warder Crates, Jr, son of Ernie Warder Crates and Clara Etta Gowin Crates, was born July 2, 1926 in Wyandotte County, Kansas. He was married December 13, 1958 in Springville, Alabama to Margie Bolding who was born March 13, 1935 to Thomas E. Bolding and Gertha Earwood Bolding. In 1958 they lived in Birmingham, Alabama.

Children born to them include:

Michael Ernie Crates, Jr. born November 16, 1958

James Edwin Crates, son of Ernie Warder Crates and Clara Etta Gowin Crates, was born January 2, 1931 in Wyandotte County. He was married August 1, 1972 at Crested Bute, Kansas to Re­becca Lee Gill who was born November 13, 1948. Children born to them includes a son who was born and died June 13, 1934 in Kansas City, Kansas.

Anna Leona Gowin, daughter of Ulysses Grant Gowin and Mary Florence Taylor Gowin, was born December 7, 1906. She died January 30, 1929 unmarried.

Orville Lee Gowin, son of Ulysses Grant Gowin and Mary Flo­rence Taylor Gowin, was born January 11, 1910 “south of Montserrat,” Missouri. He was married May 15, 1943 in Den­ver, Colorado to Norma Lee White. In 1944, during World War II, they lived in Brownwood, Texas. In 1947 they lived in Aurora, Colorado.

Children born to Orville Lee Gowin and Norma Lee White Gowin include;

Terry Lee Gowin born March 26, 1944
Gregory Keith Gowin born July 7, 1947
Rebecca Lynn Gowin born December 22, 1948

Terry Lee Gowin, son of Orville Lee Gowin and Norma Lee White Gowin, was born March 26, 1944 in Brownwood, Texas. He was married June 4, 1966 at Evergreen, Colorado to Holly Marion Urban who was born December 23, 1945 in Dale Park, Illinois.

Children born to Terry Lee Gowin and Holly Marion Urban Gowin include:

Christine Marie Gowin born August 5, 1968
Sarah Ann Gowin born July 25, 1972
Karen Eileen Gowin born November 5, 1976
Grace Elizabeth Gowin born December 17, 1979

Gregory Keith Gowin, of Orville Lee Gowin and Norma Lee White Gowin, was born in Aurora January 7, 1947. He was married June 28, 1968 in Wheatridge, Colorado to Vickie Lynn Chartier who was born November 30, 1949. In 1975 they lived in Walsh, Colorado.

Children born to Gregory Keith Gowin and Vickie Lynn Chartier Gowin include:

Jeffrey Lewis Gowin born April 15, 1975
Jessica Lynn Gowin born March 19, 1977

Rebecca Lynn Gowin, daughter of Orville Lee Gowin and Norma Lee White Gowin, was born December 22, 1948 in Au­rora. She was married August 30, 1970 in Walsh to Edward Eugene Tommack who was born June 9, 1947 in Denver.

Michael Kristian Tommack born July 18, 1973
Daniel Lee Tommack born March 22, 1976
Matthew Ryan Tommack born March 8, 1979

Ruby Ada Gowin, daughter of Orville Lee Gowin and Norma Lee White Gowin, was born March 29, 1913 and died April 5, 1913.

Isabel Gowin, daughter of William Menefee Gowin and Re­becca Jane Byrum Gowin, was born in 1869 in Illinois.

Joseph Francis Gowin, son of William Menefee Gowin and Re­becca Jane Byrum Gowin, was born April 6, 1874. He was mar­ried 6, 1896 to Martha Ann Brewer who was born March 23, 1879. They appeared in the 1910 census of Johnson County. He died December 10, 1951 in Johnson County, and she died in 1957.

Children born to Joseph Francis Gowin and Martha Ann Brewer Gowin include:

Lewis W. Gowin born July 24, 1897
Jettie Francis Gowin born December 30, 1900
Jane Rebecca Gowin born December 26, 1902

Lewis W. Gowin, son of Joseph Francis Gowin and Martha Ann Brewer Gowin, was born July 24, 1897. He was married about 1918 to Laurel Oakes Windsor. He was remarried May 20, 1919 to Anna Lee Allen. Children born to Lewis W. Gowin, Laurel Oakes Windsor Gowin and Anna Lee Allen Gowin are unknown.

Jettie Francis Gowin, son of Orville Lee Gowin and Norma Lee White Gowin, was born December 30, 1900. He was married June 29, 1929 to Alberta Lee Nickelson. He died June 3, 1963 in Oak Chapel, Missouri. Children born to Jettie Francis Gowin and Alberta Lee Nickelson Gowin are unknown.

Jane Rebecca Gowin, daughter of Orville Lee Gowin and Norma Lee White Gowin, was born December 26, 1902. She was married December 25, 1921 to Elbert Coleman. She died September 24, 1976 in Johnson County and was buried in Adams Cemetery.

Mary Gowin, daughter of Pollard Gowen and Mary “Polly” Conner Gowin, was born in 1839. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Thomas Jefferson Gowin, son of Pollard Gowen and Mary “Polly” Conner Gowin, was born in August 1841 in Madison County, Kentucky. He was married September 25, 1862 to Margaret P. Carroll who was born in Jersey County, Illinois in May 1841.

He appeared as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Macoupin County, Illinois, Enumeration District 120, page 13, North Otter Township:

“Gowin, Thomas J. 39, born in Kentucky
Margaret 39, born in Illinois
Frank 14, born in Missouri
Alvin 10, born in Missouri
Grace 7, born in Missouri
Curtis C. 2, born in Illinois”

He was remarried, wife’s name Lucinda. He was enumerated again in the 1900 census of Macoupin County. It is believed that no children were born to Lucinda Gowin.

Children born Thomas Jefferson Gowin and Margaret P. Car­roll Gowin include:

Frank Gowin born in November 1866
Alvin Gowin born in December 1869
Grace Gowin born about 1873
Curtis C. Gowin born in June 1878

Frank Gowin, son of Thomas Jefferson Gowin and Margaret P. Carroll Gowin, was born in November 1866. He was married about 1888 to Sarah Hunt who was born in February 1871.

Children born to Frank Gowin and Sarah Hunt Gowin include:

Flossie Gowin born in October 1889
Gertie Gowin born in September 1893
Ina Gowin born in April 1897

Alvin Gowin, son Thomas Jefferson Gowin and Margaret P. Carroll Gowin, was born in December 1869 in Missouri.

Grace Gowin, daughter Thomas Jefferson Gowin and Margaret P. Carroll Gowin, was born about 1873.

Curtis C. Gowin, son Thomas Jefferson Gowin and Margaret P. Carroll Gowin, was born in June 1878. He was married about 1897, wife’s name May who was born in February 1877.

Children born to Curtis C. Gowin and May Gowin include:

May Gowin born in December 1898
Effie B. Gowin born in September 1899
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Elizabeth Going, daughter of Joseph Going and Judith Pol­lard Going, was born in 1799. She was mentioned as still liv­ing at home at age 22 in her father’s pension application written De­cember 5, 1821.

Polly Going, daughter of Joseph Going and Judith Pollard Go­ing, was born in 1801 in Madison County. She was men­tioned as being a resident of her father’s household at age 20 in his pension application.

Susan Goin, daughter of Joseph Going and Judith Pollard Go­ing, was born in 18032 in Madison County. Her father men­tioned her at age 18 as being a member of his household when he made his pension application December 5, 1821.

Jane “Jenny” Goin, daughter of Joseph Going and Judith Pol­lard Going, was born in 1805. She was mentioned as “age about 16 or 17” in her father’s pension application dated De­cember 5, 1821. She was married about 1824 to Richard Mar­shall as his second wife, according to the research of Laura Harvey Hathaway of Spikard, Missouri. Richard Marshall was born March 10, 1790 in Albemarle County, Virginia, according to the Hathaway DAR application.

Jane “Jenny” Goin Marshall died in Saline County, Missouri February 28, 1863, and her husband died there March 26, 1872. Children born to them include:

Joseph Marshall born March 26, 1827

Joseph Marshall, son of Richard Marshall and Jane “Jenny” Goin Marshall, was born in Saline County March 26, 1827. He was married July 17, 1857 to Elizabeth Missouri Lynch who was born February 4, 1840. He died in Saline County June 30, 1900, and she died there February 3, 1920. Children born to them include:

Evlyn Marshall born September 15, 1872

Evlyn Marshall, daughter of Joseph Marshall and Elizabeth Missouri Lynch Marshall, was born September 15, 1872 in Saline County. She was married June 24, 1891 to Joel Bowers Scott who was born in Saline County April 28, 1868. She died there February 9, 1948, and he died there February 2, 1955. Children born to them include:

Mabel Scott born May 27, 1892

Mabel Scott, daughter of Joel Bowers Scott and Evlyn Marshall Scott, was born May 27, 1892 in Saline County. She was mar­ried November 20, 1919 to Theodore Harvey who was born in Saline County November 4, 1893. Children born to Theodore Harvey and Mabel Scott Harvey include:

Laura Harvey born September 5, 1920

Laura Harvey, daughter of Theodore Harvey and Mabel Scott Harvey, was born September 5, 1920 in Saline County. She was married November 8, 1942 at Abilene, Texas to Leland Vincent Hathaway who was born November 23, 1914 in Worth County, Missouri. In 1980, when she prepared an application for DAR membership, they lived in Spikard, Missouri.

Thomas Going, son of Joseph Going and Judith Pollard Going, was born about 1807, according to the research of Laura Har­vey Hathaway. Of this individual nothing more is known.
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Isham Gowen, believed to be a son of William Gowan and Anastasia Sullivan Gowan, was born about 1762. “Isham Go­ing” was married to “Anne Burnes” February 14, 1785, ac­cording to “Marriage Bonds of Bedford County, Virginia, 1755-1800.” Ben­jamin Rice was surety. Isham Gowen was surety for the marriage of “Betsy Gowing to John Gowen” De­cember 22, 1795. Anne Burns was a “first cousin to Robert Burns the Scotch poet,” according to the research of Thomas Kindred Gowen II of Shelbyville, Tennessee.

The ancestry of Robert Burns was researched in parish records by Thomas S. McRorie, curator of the Robert Burns home lo­cated six north of Dumfries, Dumfriesshire from 1945 to 1961. Robert Burns died there July 21, 1796 after a five-year resi­dence.

He was born January 25, 1759 at Ayr, Ayrshire to William Burnes [1721-1784] and Agnes Brown Burnes [1732-1820]. William Burnes was born to Robert Burnes, born about 1691, and Isabel Keith Burnes whom he married about 1716. Robert Burnes was born about 1679 to James Burnes [1656-1743] and Margaret Falconer Burnes.

Robert Burnes and Isabel Keith Burns had two other sons who lived to maturity–James Burnes [1717-1761] and Robert Burnes [1719-1789]. Mildred Evelyn Royal Ayres of Richard­son, Texas, a descendant of James Burns Gowen, suggests that James Burnes [1717-1761], “Provost of Mon­trose,” may have been the father of the Burnes sisters who married the Gowen brothers in Bedford County.

“Isham Goin” and “Jeremiah Goin” were sureties for the mar­riage of “Nancy Goin” to Henry Vanover August 28, 1795. Isham Gowen was surety for the marriage of “Elizabeth Gow­ing to John Gowen [Gower?]” December 22, 1795, according to “Marriage Bonds of Bedford County, Virginia, 1755-1780.” “Consent of William Gowing, father of Betsy” was noted.

Apparently Anne Burns Gowen died about 1793. It is believed that Isham Gowen was subsequently remarried, wife’s name Magdalene. He joined his parents in witnessing a deed in 1796, according to June A. Smith. In July 1796 he was appointed a constable in Bedford County.

On June 25, 1798 Isham Gowen joined his father in posting a $20 peace bond for Armister Going with Bedford County Court. The bond was to assure the court that Armister Going would not injure Katherine Burks who felt threatened by her. Isham Gowen died about 1799.

“Isham Going” received a deed in 1798 from Jeremiah Hilton, according to Bedford County Deed Book 10, page 481.

On December 23, 1799, “on the motion of Magdalene Going, William Hunderall & Jesse Leftwich, administration is granted them on the estate of Isham Going, dec’d who made oath and gave bond,” according to “Bedford County, Virginia Court Records.” Book 2, page 40.

The notation “Isham Going, Account Current” appeared in the Bedford County court records dated in January 1800. William Hudnal and Jesse Leftwich were listed as administrators on pa­pers returned to court July 27, 1801, according to Bedford County Court Minute Book 4, page 51.

In the court term of November 1803, “It is ordered that Frazer Otey, Augustine Leftwich, Michal Graham and Joel Leftwich, or any three, be appointed to lay off and allot to Magdaline Gowing her 1/3 in her late husband Isham Gow­ing’s estate,” ac­cording to “Bedford County, Virginia Court Records,” Book 13, page 58.

She was preparing to remarry “Mr. Burch and had petitioned the court for her dower rights.” The Gowen step-children were an encumbrance to her, and her marriage might have been con­tingent on the disposal of the orphans. The children had no family left in Bedford County to take them in, all having re­moved to Madison County, Kentucky.

“Magdaline Going” was back in court in 1812 to secure the allotment of her dower,” according to Bedford County Court Minute Book 4, page 51. The account was “settled” in 1820 by Jesse Leftwitch administrator, according to Court Minute Book 5, page 199.

It is believed that children born to Isham Gowen and Ann Burns Gowen include:

Elizabeth Gowen born about 1787
William Gowen born about 1789
John Gowen born about 1790
Garrett Gowen born about 1792

Elizabeth Gowen, regarded as a daughter of Isham Gowen and Ann Burns Gowen, was born about 1787 in Bedford County.

On July 22, 1805, “It is ordered that the Overseer of the Poor bind Elizabeth Going to Thomas Hudnall and William Going to John B. Witt, according to law,” according to “Bedford County, Virginia Court Records,” Book 2, page 225.

William Gowen, regarded as a son of Isham Gowen and Ann Burns Gowen, was born about 1789 in Bedford County. In 1805 he was bound out to John B. Witt.

John Gowen, regarded as a son of Isham Gowen and Ann Burns Gowen, was born about 1790 in Bedford County.

On September 28, 1801, “Complaint of John Gowen, an ap­prentice boy to Samuel Poindexter, his master, for ill treat­ment. On hearing, it is the opinion of the Court that the said Samuel Poindexter has violated his contract specified in the indenture. Whereupon it is ordered that he be bound by the Overseers of the Poor to Silas Hastings, according to law,” according to “Bedford County, Virginia Court Records,” Book 2, page 201.

Garrett Gowen, regarded as a son of Isham Gowen and Ann Burns Gowen, was born about 1792 in Bedford County. On July 2, 1805, “It is ordered that the Overseer of the Poor bind Garrett Going to William Saunders, according to law,” ac­cording to “Bedford County, Virginia Court Records,” Book 2, page 227.
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One son was born to Isham Gowen and Anne Burns Gowen, according to June A. Smith whom she identifies as:

Isham Gowen, Jr. born about 1786

Isham Gowen, Jr, son of Isham Gowen and Anne Burns Gowen, was born in Bedford County about 1786. “Isham Going” received a deed from Jeremiah Hilton to land on Island Branch of Otter Creek January 20, 1796, according to Bedford County deed records.

Jeremiah Goin, son of William Gowan and Anastasia Sullivan Gowan, was born about 1767. He was married about 1790, wife’s name believed to be Armester.

“Isham Goin and Jeremiah Goin,” were sureties for the marriage of their sister, Nancy Going when she was married August 28, 1795 to Henry Vanover, according to “Marriage Bonds of Bedford County, Virginia 1755-1800.”

In 1798, “Armester Going,” regarded as the wife of Jeremiah Goin, was released on her recognizance by the Bedford County Court in connection with a charge brought against her.

On June 25, 1798 “Armister Going appeared in discharge of her recognizance and it appears to the court by oath of Catherine Burks that she is afraid that the sd. Armester Go­ing will injure her either in her person or property & the said Armester Going being here present in court, it is ordered that she give security for her good behavior for the space of one year. Whereupon the sd. Armester Going acknowledged herself indebted to his Ex­cellency the Governor in the sum of $20 & Wm. Going, Sr. & Isham Going, her securities in the sum of $10 each to be levied,” according to “Bedford County, Virginia Court Records,” Book 11, page 273.

Jeremiah Goin may have been incapacitated or insolvent at the time. His father and his older brother provided the bond for Armester Goin.

It is believed that the stress of providing a living for herself and her minor children began to take its toll on Armester Goin.

Within 18 months she allowed one of her sons to be “bound out”. On September 23, 1800, “It is ordered that the Overseers of the Poor bind Christopher Goin, son of Anister Goin, to Enos Mitchell, according to law,” according to “Bedford County, Virginia Court Records,” Book 12, page 120.

“Jeremiah Goens” was recorded in the 1805 tax list of Madison County, Kentucky along with his father, “William Goens” and his brothers, “Micajah Goens, Manoah Goens and Joseph Goens.”

“Jeremiah Gowan” was a witness to the will of “James Gowan,” rregarded as his brother, August 15, 1814. He also purchased items at the estate sale.

Children born to Jeremiah Goin and Armester Goin include:

Christopher Goin born about 1791

Another child may have been born to Jeremiah Goin and Armester Goin–Tatum Goin. It is possible that the maiden name of Armester Goin was Tatum. Tatum Goin was born about 1800 to parents unknown. Documentation presently available on the seven sons of William Gowan and Anastasia Sullivan Gowan reveals the names of six of their seven daughters-in-law. Only the maiden name of Armester Goin, regarded as the wife of Jeremiah Goin, is undocumented. Tatum Goin was married about 1823, wife’s name Matilda.

Children born to Tatum Goin and Matilda Goin include:

Alvira Jane Goin born about 1826

Alvira Jane Goin, daughter of Tatum Goin and Matilda Goin, was born about 1826, probably in Madison County. She was married there July 30, 1846 to John Williams. He was born April 12, 1826 to Nathan Williams and Elizabeth Elkins Williams, according to the research of Mel Karsten. John Williams died March 29, 1915 in Madison County, Arkansas.

Children born to John Williams and Alvira Jane Goin Williams include:

John H. Williams born about 1848
Samuel N. Williams born about 1850
William Stovel Williams born October 28, 1853
Joseph H. Williams born about 1856
Elizabeth Ann Williams born August 3, 1859

William Stovel Williams, son of John Williams and Alvira Jane Goin Williams, was born October 28, 1853 in Madison County, Kentucky. He was married December 1, 1873 at St. Paul, Arkansas in Madison County to Frances Jane “Franky” Williams. She was born to William Anderson Williams and Sarah Ann Williams December 22, 1856 at Kirksville, Kentucky in Jackson County. William Stovel Williams died October 29, 1929 at Yakima, Washington. His widow died there June 27, 1940.

Elizabeth Ann Williams, daughter of John Williams and Alvira Jane Goin Goin Williams, was born August 3, 1859 in Madison County, Kentucky. She was married there January 1, 1874, at age 14, to Moses McCarthy Williams. He was born there May 28, 1949 to William Anderson Williams and Sarah Ann Williams. Moses McCarthy Williams died at Stanfield, Oregon December 23, 1941, and his widow died there April 16, 1944.

Manoah Gowen, son of William Gowan and Anastasia Sullivan Gowan, was born about 1768. “Manoah Goin” was married to Helena Crain December 30, 1803, according to “Marriage Records of Bedford County, Virginia.” “Bedford County, Virginia Marriages, 1800-1850″ shows the bride’s name as Ketura Crain, daughter of John.”

Manoah Gowen, “white male over 21,” was listed in the 1800 tax list of Bedford County.

“Manoah Gowin,” appeared in the 1804 tax list of Madison County as “over 21, with no land.” In 1806 he was listed in the Paint Lick Creek district.

He was enumerated in the 1810 census of Madison County, Kentucky as the head of a household:

“Gowin, Manoah white male 26-45
white female 16-26
white male 0-10
white female 0-10”

Children born to Manoah Gowen and Helena Crain Gowen [or Ketura Crain Gowen] are unknown.

Nancy Going, daughter of William Gowen and Anastasia Sullivan Gowen, was born about 1774, probably in Bedford County. She was married August 28, 1795 to Henry Vanover, according to “Marriage Bonds of Bedford County, Virginia, 1755-1800.” “William Goin” gave parental consent, and “Isham Goin and Jeremiah Goin,” were sureties for the marriage.

Henry Vanover was the son of Rev. Henry Vanover and Catherine “Tiney” Vanover, according to “The Vanover Family” by Greg Vanover. Henry Vanover, Sr, was baptized December 8, 1743 in the Reformed Dutch Church of Raritan, New Jersey [renamed Somersville, New Jersey]. Shortly after the Revolutionary War, Rev. Henry Vanover accompanied his brother, Cornelius Vanover in a move to Virginia.

Children born to Rev. Henry Vanover and Catherine “Tiney” Vanover include:

Cornelius Vanover born about 1740
Henry Vanover born about 1743
Enoch Mattson Vanover born about 1744
Sarah Vanover born about 1746
John Vanover born about 1748
Aleshey Vanover born about 1750
Christina Vanover born about 1751
Ruth Vanover born about 1754

Cornelius Vanover was married October 10, 1795 to Nancy Moody and died in 1797. Enoch Mattson was married to Amy Hall. Sarah Vanover was married August 2, 1803 in Montgomery County, Virginia to William Hall, son of Asa Hall, Sr. John Vanover was married to Polly Taylor. Aleshey Vanover was married to Ezekiel Ellison. Hannah Vanover was married to Christopher Askue. Ruth Vanover was married to Phillip Askue.

Elizabeth “Betsy” Gowing, daughter of William Gowan and Anastasia Sullivan Gowan, was born about 1775. She was married to John Gowen December 22, 1795, according to “Marriage Bonds of Bedford County, Virginia, 1755-1800.” “Isham Gowing” was surety for the marriage.

John Gowen was married December 22, 1795 to Elizabeth “Betsy” Gowing with the consent of her father, William Gow­ing. “William Going and James Going” was listed as sureties, ac­cording to “Marriage Records of Bedford County, Virginia.”

Micajah Going, son of William Gowan and Anastasia Sullivan Gowan, was born about 1782. Micajah Going, was married October 15, 1804 to Polly Crain, according to “Marriage Records of Bedford County, Virginia.” Polly Crain Going is regarded as a sister of Ketura Crain Goin and Helena Crain Goin.

The household of Micajah Going was influenced to remove to Madison County, Kentucky to join his father who appeared there in 1799. June A. Smith reports that he appeared in Bourbon County, Kentucky in 1803.

“Micajah Goens” appeared in the 1805 tax list of Madison County, along with his father “William Goens” and his brothers, “Jeremiah Goens,” “Manoah Goens” and Joseph Goens.” Micajah Going appeared as a buyer at the estate sale of his brother, “James Gowan” August 15, 1814 along with “Jeremiah Gowan, Agnes Goins, Joseph Going, Betsey Going, Francis Going, William Goin and Nancy Goin.”

“Micajah Goins” was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1820 tax list of Madison County, along with his brother, “Manoah Goins” and his mother “Anester Goins.” Micajah Goins died about 1845 in Frankfort, Kentucky, according to Wayne A. Moore, Foundation Member of Frankford.

Micajah Goins appeared as head of one of the 46 households of interest to Gowen chroniclers in the 1840 census of Kentucky. He was recorded in Franklin County, page 306, along with his sons Sanford Willoughby Goins, page 306 and Noah Goins, page 299.

Children born to Micajah Going and Polly Crain Going include:

Ann Going born about 1809
Isom Going born about 1812
Sanford Willoughby Going born in 1815
James Going born about 1818
Noah Going born about 1822

Ann Going, daughter of Micajah Going and Polly Crain Going, was born about 1809 in Madison County. She was married about 1828 to her cousin, James Going, son of James Going and Becky Sampson Going, according to the research of June A. Smith of Bremerton, Washington. He was born in 1805. Children born to James Going and Ann Going Going are unknown.

Isom Going, son of Micajah Going and Polly Crain Going, was born about 1812, probably in Madison County. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Sanford Willoughby Goins, son of Micajah Going and Polly Crain Going, was born in Kentucky, probably Franklin County, in 1815. “Sanford Goin” was married to Mary Ann Singleton March 27, 1837, according to “Franklin County, Kentucky Marriages, 1790-1879.” Mary Ann Singleton Goins was a native of Kentucky also. Sanford H. Goins appeared as the head of a household in the 1840 census of Franklin County, page 306, adjoining that of Micajah Goins and near his brother, Noah Going.

The household of Sanford Willoughby Goins appeared in the 1850 cen­sus of Franklin County, Household No. 635-630:

“Goings, Sandford 35, born in KY, stoneman,
$5,000 real estate,
illiterate
Mary A. 35, born in KY, illiterate
Catherine S. 12, born in KY, attending
school
Sandford W. 5, born in KY
Emma 3, born in KY
Phillip 6/12, born in KY
Macurday, Elisha 60, born in KY, registrar
in land office”

Capt. Sanford Willoughby Goins, Kentucky Union Militia, appeared in “War Department Records” of the Civil War at Frankfort. Sanford Willoughby Goins would be 47 years old at that time.

On July 25, 1862 Capt. Sanford Willoughby Goins was shown to be in command of a company of Home Guards responsible to Brig-Gen. G. Clay Smith, U. S. Army of Operations headquarters at Lebanon, Kentucky, according to “War Department Records,” Series I, Volume 16, part 1.

Capt. Sanford Willoughby Goins is mentioned in correspondence dated August 22, 1862 from J. W. Finnell, Frankfort, Kentucky to Maj-Gen. Lew Wallace at Lexington, Ken­tucky, according to “War Department Records,” Series I, Volume 52, page 274. J. W. Finnell advises that “Goins is here, but has no men. There are two cannon here, but no one to handle them.” In another correspondence, also dated August 22, 1862, Brig-Gen. J. T. Boyle, Kentucky, advised Gen. Lew Wallace that the “Home Guards are almost useless–an encumbrance.”

Two years later apparently the Home Guards had improved their efficiency however, because Capt. Sanford Willoughby Goins and his men are cited for commendation. According to “War Department Records” Series I, Volume 39, part 1, page 48, In­spector-General Daniel W. Lindsey of the Kentucky State Guard, wrote in a report from Frankfort, dated June 18, 1864, “Capt. Sanford Goin of Frankfort, among others, was com­mended for his bravery and handling the guns in the fort.”

The report stated that it appeared at that time that Gen. John H. Morgan, CSA, and his raiders would overrun Frankfort and capture the city. Since it was the state capitol, the Home Guard and the residents of the city loaded all the public records on a train and made preparations to move them to a safer place.

“On the morning of the 9th, “Lindsey’s report contin­ues” the train containing the public records with a guard com­posed of the clerks, various officers and volunteers from the militia, and some strangers in the city, all un­der the command of Mr. J. B. Tilford of the adjutant general’s of­fice started for Louisville. When nearing Pleasureville the train came under fire. As the guerillas attacked, the engine was reversed. De­spite the fact that the rebels at­tempted to block the progress of the en­gine with rails [logs] the train crew managed to extricate the train and its cargo although a running fire was kept up for several miles through the impedimentia.

The train and the guard, all uninjured, returned to the de­pot about 7:15 p. m. The enrolled militia of this city, Peak’s Mill Precinct, and others parts of the county, had been collecting during the day. A squad under Captain Sanford Goin was sent to man the guns in the fort. Their defense of it would have been creditable to the militia had their number been sufficient to have lined the parapet from one end to the other, but I am satisfied that when the first assault was made there were not over 40 men in the fort.”

Col. George W. Monroe, commander, Twenty-second Ken­tucky Infantry Regiment reporting on the same engagement stated, “To Capt. Sanford Going, Sgt. Johnston, Mr. Bayliss of West Point and Mr. J. B. Gibson of Cincinnati, I am under spe­cial obligation for their efficient services in handling the ar­tillery.”

Another mention of Capt. Sanford Willoughby Goins is contained in “War Department Records,” Series I, Volume 45, Part I page 893 in a directive from J. S. Butler, assistant adjutant-general, Lexington, Kentucky, dated November 14, 1864. It states:

“To Capt. Sanford Going, State Troops
Versailles, Kentucky.

You will take such a number of horses from the citizens of Versailles and surrounding coun­try as will en­able you to scout the country around Versailles to protect the area from rebels. These horses will be well used and returned to the owners when done by your scouts. Mr. Ward will assist you in procuring horses. Scout the country well and keep it clear of guerillas.”

Sanford Willoughby Goins died in 1892 and was buried in Frankfort Cemetery, according to a message dated October 31, 1999 from a descendant, name unknown.

Children born to Sanford Willoughby Goins and Mary Aann Singleton Goins include:

Catherine Goins born 1838
Sanford Willoughby Goins, Jr. born in 1845
Emma Goins born in 1847
Phillip Goins born in 1850
Cynthia Goins born in 1862

Catherine Goins, daughter of Capt. Sanford Willoughby Goins and Mary Ann Singleton Goins, was born in 1838 at Frankfort. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Sanford Willoughby Goins, Jr, son of Capt. Sanford Willoughby Goins and Mary Ann Singleton Goins, was born about 1845. Sanford Goin, Jr. was married in adjoining Woodford County January 12, 1869 to Emma J. Newbold, according to “Woodford County, Kentucky Marriages, 1722-1899.” Children born to Sanford Goin, Jr. and Emma J. Newbold Goin are unknown.

Emma Goins, daughter of Capt. Sanford Willoughby Goins and Mary Ann Singleton Goins, was born in 1847. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Phillip Goins, son of Capt. Sanford Willoughby Goins and Mary Ann Singleton Goins, was born about 1850 in Franklin County. He was married about 1878, wife’s name Pauline.

“Philip Goin” and Pauline Goin was residents of Franklin County in 1880. According to church records, their children were baptized in Church of the Ascension in Franklin March 1, 1887:

Katie Phillips Goin born July 16, 1880
Carrie Goin born November 28, 1882
Philip Goin [twin] born July 26, 1885
Pauline Goin [twin] born July 26, 1885

Cynthia Goins, daughter of Capt. Sanford Willoughby Goins and Mary Ann Singleton Goins, was born in 1862 in Franklin County. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Noah Goins, son of Capt. Sanford Willoughby Goins and Mary Ann Singleton Goins, was born about 1822 in Franklin County. Of this individual nothing more is known. A possible son of Noah Goins is Daniel Goins.

Daniel Goins was listed as the head of a household in Frank­fort, in the 1880 census of Franklin County. The family was listed in Enumeration District 69, page 26. Included in the household was Noah Goins, age 10, born in Kentucky.

James Goins, son of Micajah Goins and Polly Crain Going, was born about 1818 in Franklin County. He was married about 1840 to Rhoda Galena, according to Wayne H. Moore, a descendant of Frankfort. They were in Boone County, Indiana in 1855 when a daughter was born. Wayne H. Moore wrote,

“I think James and Rhoda must have met in Indiana and married there, since there were no Galenas anywhere in Kentucky, as far as I can tell. But there were a few in Indiana and Ohio. In the 1840 census of Hendricks County, Indiana, there was a James Goings and a Joseph Galena on the same census page. This could have been Rhoda’s family. James and Rhoda were back-and-forth between Kentucky and Indiana for much of the time.”

Children born to James Goins and Rhoda Galena Goins include:

Josephine Goins born March 4, 1855

Josephine Goins, daughter of James Goins and Rhoda Galena Goins, was born March 4, 1855 in Boone County, according to Wayne A. Moore, a great-grandson. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Sally Goan, [adopted?] daughter of William Gowan and Anastasia Sullivan Gowan, was born in Bedford County about 1792. She may have been a granddaughter; Anastasia Sullivan Gowan would have been about 55 years old in 1792. She was brought to Madison County by her parents about 1800. A bond of £50 was posted January 22, 1808 in Madison County by Thomas Sanders and Joseph Going, brother of Sally Goan for the marriage of Thomas Sanders and Sally Goan. “Annaster Goan, widow” gave her consent and wrote a note to the Madison county clerk on the same date requesting a marriage license be issued to “Thomas Sanders and my daughter Sally Goan.” The signature of “Annaster Goan” was witnessed by Joseph Going and his son Francis Going.
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Henry Going was married July 22, 1764 to Susannah Ffreeson in Goochland County by Rev. William Douglass, according to “The Douglas Register. Henry Going appeared as the head of a household of eight in the 1782 tax list of adjoining Hanover County, Virginia.

“Henry Goyen” served 72 days in the South Carolina Militia in 1782 under the command of Lt. John Hollis. On May 21, 1784, he received pay for his serve from Gen. Richard Winn and signed for it with an “X.”

Henry Going wrote his will February 12, 1807 in Fairfield District, South Carolina, naming four children: Hesekiah Going, Lewis Going, Laadice [Lettice?] Going and Dillard Going. Again he signed with an “X”. No executor was named in the will, but John Hall and Daniel Going were appointed administrators. The will was recorded July 20, 1807, according to Fairfield County records.
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Henry S. Hunter, born August 15, 1828 in Laurel County [?], Kentucky, was married to Susan Goins, born April 20, 1837 in Campbell County, Tennesseee He was the son of Frederick Bolinger and Martha Louise Parker Hunter. She was the daughter of Preston Goins and a woman, last name Parker. Henry S. Hunter died January 25, 1886 at Cabin Creek, Johnson County, Arkansas and was buried there as well. Susan Goins Hunter died February 20, 1915 at Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas. She was buried at Lead Hill Cemetery.

Children born to Henry S. Hunter and Susan Goins Hunter include:

Nancy Jane Hunter born December 20, 1853, Campbell County, TN
William Henry Hunter born August 22, 1856, Benton County, AR
Martha F. “Molly” Hunter born November 23, 1859, Webster County, MO
Ella Hunter born May 1865, Laclede County, MO
John M. Hunter born February 16, 1867, Laclede County, MO
Charles H. Hunter born July 27, 1869, Laclede County, MO
Laura E. Hunter born March 8, 1872 [twin], Laclede, County, MO
Flora Mae Hunter born March 8, 1872 [twin], Laclede County, MO
Louis “Lou” Albin Hunter born August 12, 1875, Boone County, AR

Nancy Jane Hunter, daughter of Henry S. Hunter and Susan Goins Hunter, was born December 20, 1853 in Campbell County, Tennessee. She was married March 7, 1872 to Henry Alvin McVay in Laclede County, Missouri. She died October 4, 1924 at Cushing, Payne County, Oklahoma and was buried in Brown Cemetery in Taney County, Missouri.

William Henry Hunter, son of Henry S. Hunter and Susan Goins Hunter, was born August 22, 1856 in Benton County, Arkansas. He was married about 1877 to Adeline Wells, and later in about 1885 to Sarah Phillips. He died May 27, 1940 and was buried in Protem Cemetery, Protem, Taney County, Missouri.

Martha F. “Molly” Hunter, daughter of Henry S. Hunter and Susan Goins Hunter, was born November 23, 1859 in Webster County, Missouri. She was married August 23, 1879 to J. Newt Justus in Boone County, Arkansas. She died Decemeber 18, 1928 in Boone County, Arkansas and was buried in New Milum Cemetery, Highway 7, Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas.

Ella Hunter, daughter of Henry S. Hunter and Susan Goins Hunter, was born May 1865 in Laclede County, Missouri. Apparently, she never married. Ella Hunter died September 22, 1865 in Laclede County, Missouri.

John M. Hunter, son of Henry S. Hunter and Susan Goins Hunter, was born February 16, 1867 in Laclede County, Missouri. He was married to Vera Wagoner, who was listed with him in the 1880 census of Laclede County, Missouri. He died May 3, 1941 at Mulberry, Crawford County, Arkansas.

Charles H. Hunter, son of Henry S. Hunter and Susan Goins Hunter, was born July 27, 1869 in Laclede County, Missouri. He never married. Charles H, Hunter died November 3, 1956, probably in Boone County, Arkansas, and was buried in New Milum Cemetery, Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas.

Laura E. Hunter, a twin, daughter of Henry S. Hunter and Susan Goins Hunter, was born March 8, 1872 in Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri. She never married. Laura E. Hunter died February 1, 1973 at Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas and was buried in New Milum Cemetery in Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas.

Flora Mae Hunter, a twin, daugher of Henry S. Hunter and Susan Goins Hunter, was born March 8, 1872 in Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri. She was married about 1889 to Patrick Looney Smith. Flora Mae Hunter died October 2, 1955 in Konawa, Seminole County, Oklahoma and was buried in Konawa, Oklahoma.

Louis “Lou” Albin Hunter, son of Henry S, Hunter and Susan Goins Hunter, was born August 12, 1875 in Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas. He was married about 1899 to Jannie/Jennie Austin and later after 1819 to Ruth Riddle. He died June 5, 1938 in Boone County, Arkansas and was buried in Lead Hill Cemetery. His body was later removed to New Milum Cemetery in Lead Hill.
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William Henry “Billie” Hunter, son of Henry H. Hunter and Susan Goins Hunter born August 22, 1857 in Benton County Arkansas, was married to Adeline Wells about 1877. He later was married to Sarah “Sallie” Phillips . He died May 27, 1940 in Missouri and was buried in Protem Cemetery in Protem ,Taney County, Missouri.

Children born to William Henry “Billie” Hunter and Adeline Wells Hunter include:

Marrie E. “Molly” Hunter born January 16 1878, AR

Children born to William Henry “Billie” Hunter and Sarah “Sallie” Hunter include:

Stella Mae Hunter born about 1886
Claude Andrew Hunter born December 18, 1889, AR
Rosie Lee Hunter born December 25, 1893
Clarence Loualbin Hunter born January 28, 1892, AR
Oscar William Hunter born August 5, 1896, AR
Sylvica Ethel “Bess” Hunter born February 7, 1899, AR

Marrie E. “Molly” Hunter, daughter of William Henry “Bille” Hunter and Adeline Wells Hunter, was born January 16, 1878 in Arkansas. She was married after 1920 to John Nelson. She died February 17, 1983 and was buried in New Milum Cemetery, Boone County, Arkansas.

Stella Mae Hunter, daughter of William Henry “Billie” Hunter and Sarah “Sallie” Phillips Hunter, was born about 1886. She was married to Jim Earnhart about 1909.

Claude Andrew Hunter, son of William Henry “Billie” Hunter and Sarah “Sallie” Phillips Hunter, was born December 18, 1889 in Arkansas. He was married to Elsie C. Clarkson about 1914 in Boone County, Arkansas.

Rosie Lee Hunter, daughter of William Henry “Billie” Hunter and Sarah “Sallie” Phillips Hunter, was born December 25, 1893. She was married to Jim Garland about 1909.

Clarence Loualbin Hunter, son of William Henry “Billie” Hunter and Sarah “Sallie” Phillips Hunter, was born January 28, 1892 in Arkansas. He was married to Euna E. Earnhart after 1920 in Boone County, Arkansas. He died May 22, 1963, probably in Boone County, Arkansas and was buried in New Milum Cemetery in Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas.

Oscar William Hunter, son of William Henry “Billie” Hunter and Sarah “Sallie” Phillips Hunter, was born August 5, 1896 in Newton County, Arkansas. He was married to Willia D. Drake September 21, 1925 in Boone County, Arkansas. He died October 29, 1986 and was buried in Wolf Cemetery in Protem, Taney County, Missouri.

Sylvica Ethel “Bess” Hunter, daughter of William Henry “Billie” Hunter and Sarah “Sallie” Phillips Hunter, was born February 7, 1899 in Arkansas. She was married to Yancy Watson prior to the 1920 census in Boone County, Arkansas. She might have had a first marriage with a Beacher Delk in Boone County, Arkansas, according to Boone County Marriage Records Book U, page 81.
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Jim Earnhart was married to Stella Mae Hunter, daughter of William Henry Hunter and Sarah Phillips Hunter born about 1886, about 1909.

Children born to Jim Earnhart and Stella Mae Hunter Earhart include:

Alta Earnhart born 1911
Cressia Earnhart born 1912
Alison Earnhart born 1916
Ruel Earnhart born 1922
Roscoe Earnhart born 1923
Otto Earnhart born 1924

Alta Earnhart, daughter of Jim Earnhart and Stella Mae Hunter Earnhart, was born in 1911. She was married to a man, last name Widner.

Cressia Earnhart, daughter of Jim Earnhart and Stella Mae Hunter earnhart, was born in 1912. She was married to Elmer Forrest. They had one sone, Billy Forrest, who was married to Darlene, last name unknown.

Alison Earnhart, son of Jim Earnhart and Stella Mae Hunter, was born in 1916. He was married to Martha Mullanay in 1915. They had three children: David Earnhart, Peggy Earnhart, who married a man last name Rogers, and Leo Earnhart. Peggy Earhart and Mr. Rogers had three children: Leo Rogers, Tammy Rogers and Todd Rogers.

Ruel Earnhart, son of Jim Earnhart and Stella Mae Hunter Earnhart, was born in 1922. He was married to Nora Thorten. They had one daughter, Sandra Earnhart.

Roscoe Earnhart, son of Jim Earnhart and Stella Mae Hunter Earnhart, was born in 1923.

Otto Earnhart, son of Jim Earnhart and Stella Mae Hunter Earnhart, was born in 1924.
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Claude Andrew Hunter, son of William H. Hunter and Sarah Phillips Hunter, born December 18, 1889 in Arkansas, was married to Elsie C. Clarkson about, born about 1897, about 1914 in Boone County, Arkansas.

Children born to Claude Andrew Hunter and Elsie C. Clarkson Hunter include:

Ollie Hunter born 1915
J. W. Hunter born 1918
Floyd Hunter birthdate unknown
Frank Hunter birthdate unknown
Jack Hunter birthdate unknown
George Hunter birthdate unknown
Elmer Hunter birthdate unknown

Ollie Hunter, son of Claude Andrew Hunter and Elsie C. Clarkson Hunter, was born about 1915 in Boone County, Arkansas. He was married to Betty Nave.

J. W. Hunter, son of Claude Andrew Hunter and Elsie C. Clarkson Hunter, was born about 1918 in Boone County, Arkansas.

Floyd Hunter, son of Claude Andrew Hunter and Elsie C. Clarkson Hunter, was married to Regina, maiden name unknown.

Frank Hunter, son of Claude Andrew Hunter and Elsie C. Clarkson Hunter, was married to Barbara, maiden name unknown.

Jack Hunter, son of Claude Andrew Hunter and Elsie C. Clarkson Hunter, was married to Allene, maiden name unknown.

George Hunter, son of Claude Andrew Hunter and Elsie C. Clarkson Hunter, was married to Pat, maiden name unknown.

Elmer Hunter, son of Claude Andrew Hunter and Elsie C. Clarkson Hunter, was married to Tela Ann, maiden name unknown.
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Ollie Hunter, son of Claude Andrew Hunter and Elsie C. Clarkson Hunter, born in 1915 in Boone County Arkansas, was married to Betty Nave.

Children born to Ollie Hunter and Betty Nave Hunter include:

Clarence Hunter birthdate unknown
Duwayne Hunter birthdate unknown
Jimmie Charles Hunter birthdate unknown

Clarence Hunter was the son of Ollie Hunter and Betty Nave Hunter.

Duwayne Hunter, son of Ollie Hunter and Betty Nave Hunter, was married to Donna, maiden name unknown. They had two children: Dawn Marie Hunter who was married to Rusty Pride, and Doug Hunter.

Jimmie Charles Hunter, son of Ollie Hunter and Betty Nave Hunter, was married to Debbie, maiden name unknown. They had two children: Mandy Suzanne Hunter and Courtney Brook Hunter.
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Frank Hunter, son of Claude A. Hunter and Elsie C. Clarkson Hunter, was married to Barbara, maiden name unknown.

Children born to Frank Hunter and Barbara Hunter include:

David Hunter birthdate unknown
Andrew Jeffery Hunter birthdate unknown
Margaret Hunter birthdate unknown
Donna Bruce Hunter birthdate unknown
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Jack Hunter, son of Claude A. Hunter and Elsie C. Clarkson Hunter, was married to Allene, maiden name unknown.

Children born to Jack Hunter and Allene Hunter include:

Gailene Hunter birthdate unknown
Michael Hunter birthdate unknown
Linda Hunter birthdate unknown
Lisa Hunter birthdate unknown
Billy Hunter birthdate unknown

Gailene Hunter, daughter of Jack Hunter and Allene Hunter, was married to Tony Carter. They had a daughter, Alexia Heather Carter.

Michael Hunter was the son of Jack Hunter and Allene Hunter.

Linda Hunter was the daughter of Jack Hunter and Allene Hunter.

Lisa Hunter was the daughter of Jack Hunter and Allene Hunter.

Billy Hunter was the son of Jack Hunter and Allene Hunter.
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George Hunter, son of Claude A. Hunter and Elsie C. Clarkson Hunter, was married to Pat, maiden name unknown.

Children born to George Hunter and Pat Hunter include:

Sharon Hunter birthdate unknown
Melanie Hunter birthdate unknown
Sandra Hunter birthdate unknown
Steve Hunter birthdate unknown
Lynn Marie Hunter birthdate unknown

Sharon Hunter, daughter of George Hunter and Pat Hunter, was married to Larry Patrick. They had a daughter: Pretica Patrick.

Melanie Hunter was the daughter of Geoge Hunter and Pat Hunter.

Sandra Hunter was the daughter of George Hunter and Pat Hunter.

Steve Hunter was the son of George Hunter and Pat Hunter.

Lynn Marie Hunter was the daughter of George Hunter and Pat Hunter.
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Elmer Hunter, son of Claude A. Hunter and Elsie C. Clarkson Hunter, was married to Tela Ann, maiden name unknown.

Children born to Elmer Hunter and Tela Ann Hunter include:

Mark Allen Hunter birthdate unknown
Greg Hunter birthdate unknown
Michelle Hunter birthdate unknown
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Jim Garland was married about 1908 to Rosie Lee Hunter, daughter of William H. Hunter and Sarah Phillips Hunter, born December 25, 1893.

Children born to Jim Garland and Rosie Lee Hunter Garland include:

Letha Marie Garland born 1910
William John “Roy” Garland born 1912
Louie Marvin Garland birthdate unknown

Letha Marie Garland, daughter of Jim Garland and Rosie Lee Hunter Garland, was born in 1910. She was married to Herbert Biggs.

William John “Roy” Garland, son of Jim Garland and Rosie Lee Hunter garland, was born in 1912. He was married to Nevalee Katie Brewer.

Louie Marvin Garland, son of Jim Garland and Rosie Lee Hunter Garland, was married to Lochie Magellen Wren.
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Herbert Biggs was married to Letha Marie Garland, daughter of Jim Garland and Rosie Lee Hunter Garland, born in 1910.

Children born to Herbert Biggs and Letha Marie Garland Biggs include:

Mable Marie Biggs birthdate unknown
Wayne Biggs birthdate unknown
Jimmie Lee Biggs birthdate unknown
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William John “Roy” Garland, son of Jim Garland and Rosie Lee Hunter Garland, born 1912, was married to Nevalee Katie Brewer.

Children born to William John “Roy” Garland and Nevalee Katie Brewer Garland include:

Delores Jean Garland born 1936
Donna Marie Garland birthdate unknown

Delores Jean Garland, daughter of William John “Roy” Garland and Nevalee Katie Brewer Garland, was born in 1936. She was married to John Reese.

Donna Marie Garland, daughter of William John “Roy” Garland and Nevalee Katie Brewer Garland, was married to Dayle Clyde Taft.
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Louie Marvin Garland, son of Jim Garland and Rosie Lee Hunter Garland, was married to Lochie Magellen Wren.

Children born to Louie Marvin Garland and Lochie Magellen Wren Garland include:

Martha Lou Garland born 1934
Louie Marvin Garland, Jr. born 1936
Cosette Garland born 1938
Terry Allen Garland born 1944

Matha Lou Garland, daughter of Louie Marvin Garland and Lochie Magellen Wren Garland, was born in 1934. She was married to Charles Kirby Lyle.

Louie Marvin Garland, Jr., son of Louie Marvin Garland and Lochie Magellen Wren Garland, was born in 1936. He was married to Betty Lou Baker.

Cosetta Garland, daughter of Louie Marvin Garland and Lochie Magellen Wren Garland, was born in 1938.

Terry Allen Garland, son of Louie Marvin Garland and Lochie Magellen Wren Garland, was born in 1944. He was married to Donna Chamber.
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Clarence Loualbin Hunter, Sr., son of William H. Hunter and Sarah Phillips Hunter, born January 28, 1892 in Arkansas, was married to Euna E. Earnhart after the 1920 census of Boone County, Arkansas. He Clarence Loualbin Hunter, Sr. died May 22, 1963 and was buried in New Milum Cemetery at Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas. Euna E. Earnhart Hunter died January 22, 1975 and was buried in New Milum Cemetery at Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas.

Children born to Clarence Loualbin Hunter, Sr. and Euna E. Earnhart Hunter include:

Clarence Loualbin Hunter, Jr. birthdate unknown
Billie “Bob” Hunter birthdate unknown
Sylvia Maxine Hunter born November 4, 1931, MO

Clarence Loualbin Hunter, Jr., son of Clarence Loualbin Hunter, Sr. and Euna E. Earnhart Hunter, was married to Bonnie Cunnigham. They had one child: William Eugene Hunter, who was married to Martha Gerts.

Billie “Bob” Hunter was the son of Clarence Loualbin Hunter, Sr. and Euna E, Earnhart Hunter.

Sylvia Maxine Hunter, the daughter of Clarence Loualbin Hunter, Sr. and Enua E. Earnhart Hunter, was born November 4, 1931 in Taney County, Missouri. She never married. She died April 2, 1983 and was buried in New Milum Cemetery, Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas.
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Oscar William Hunter, son of William H. Hunter and Sarah Phillips Hunter, born August 5, 1896 in Newton County, Arkansas, was married to Willia D. Drake, daughter of Edward Jackson Drake and Sarah Ann Fowler, born May 12, 1910, September 21, 1925 in Boone County, Arkansas. Oscar William Hunter died October 29, 1896 and was buried in Wolf Cemetery at Protem, Taney County, Arkansas. Willia D. Drake Hunter died August 9, 1988 in Branson, Taney County, Arkansas. She was buried in Wolf Cemetery at Protem, Taney County, Arkansas.

Children born to Oscar William Hunter and Willia D. Drake Hunter include:

William Earl Hunter birthdate unknown
Helen Irene Hunter born February 19, 1929
Dorothy Mae Hunter born January 9, 1931
Walter Roy Hunter born April 24, 1933
Harley Ray Hunter born November 26, 1935
Edith Claudine Hunter born April 19, 1938
Oscar Arnold Hunter born September 7, 1940
Velma Ann Hunter born March 23, 1943
Jimmie Lynn Hunter born August 17, 1945
Billy Joe Hunter born May 6, 1947
Freddie Dale Hunter born April 20, 1948
Rebecca Gail Hunter born August 1, 1950

William Earl Hunter, son of Oscar William Hunter and Willia D. Drake Hunter, died as an infant on August 16, 1927.

Helena Irene Hunter, daughter of Oscar William Hunter and Willia D. Drake Hunter, was born February 19, 1929. She was first married to Walter Engine Wyman, and later to Walter Hall.

Dorothy Mae Hunter, daughter of Oscar William Hunter and Willia D. Drake Hunter, was born January 9, 1931. She was married to Troy Rickle.

Walter Roy Hunter, son of Oscar William Hunter and Willia D. Drake Hunter, was born April 24, 1933. He was married to Jeanie Summers.

Harley Ray Hunter, son of Oscar William Hunter and Willia D. Drake Hunter, was born November 26, 1935. He was never married and died July 30, 1952.

Edith Claudine Hunter, daughter of Oscar William Hunter and Willia D. Drake Hunter, was born April 19, 1938. She was married to Leslie Tennis.

Oscar Arnold Hunter, son of Oscar William Hunter and Willia D. Drake Hunter, was born September 7, 1940. He was married to Lela, maiden name unknown.

Velma Ann Hunter, daughter of Oscar William Hunter and Willia D. Drake Hunter, was born March 23, 1943. She was married to C. H. Dean.

Jimmie Lynn Hunter, son of Oscar William Hunter and Willia D. Drake Hunter, was born August 17, 1945.

Billy Joe Hunter, son of Oscar William Hunter and Willia D. Drake Hunter, was born May 6, 1947. He was married to Kathy Burnhart.

Freddy Dale Hunter, son of Oscar William Hunter and Willia D. Drake Hunter, was born April 20, 1948. He was first married to Marion Hart and later to Stella, maiden name unknown.

Rebecca Gail Hunter, daughter of Oscar William Hunter and Willia D. Drake Hunter, was born August 1, 1950. She was married to Jeff Young.
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Walter Engine Hall was married to Helen Irene Hunter, daughter of Oscar William Hunter and Willia D. Drake Hunter, born February 19, 1929.

Children born to Walter Engine Wyman and Helen Irene Hunter Wyman include:

Allen Duane Wyman born January 10, 1950

Walter Hall was married to Helen Irene Hunter Wyman, daughter of Oscar William Hunter and Willia D. Drake Hunter, born February 19, 1929.

Children born to Walter Hall and Helen Irene Hunter Wyman Hall include:

Walter Edwin Hall born 1956
Robin susan Hall born September 26, 1959
Carl David Hall born December 19, 1962

Walter Edwin Hall, son of Walter Hall and Helen Irene Hunter Wyman Hall, was born in 1956. He was married to a woman, name unknown, and had two children: Lydia Chanda Hall, born May 21, 1980 and Joshua Shay Hall, born December 17, 1981.

Robin Susan Hall, daughter of Walter Hall and Helen Irene Hunter Wyman Hall, was born September 26, 1959.

Carl David Hall, son of Walter Hall and Helen Irene Hunter Wyman Hall, was born December 19, 1962.
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Troy Rickle was married to Dorothy Mae Hunter, daughter of Oscar William Hunter and Willia D. Drake Hunter, born January 9, 1931.

Children born to Troy Rickle and Dorothy Mae Hunter Rickle include:

Janice Kay Rickle born December 15, 1949
Phillis Elaine Rickle born April 12, 1951
Sherry Lynn Rickle born February 6, 1958

Janice Ray Rickle, daughter of Troy Rickle and Dorothy Mae Hunter Rickle, was born December 15, 1949. She was married to Dennis Wyman. They had two children: Sandy Wyman who was married to Rick Harmon and had two children, Heather Lynn, Harmon and Jacob Cole Harmon; and Jayne Wyman, who was married to Brent Cobb.

Phillis Elaine Rickel, daughter of Tory Rickle and Dorothy Mae Hunter Rickle, was born April 12, 1951. She was married to Bill Jenkins. They had one child: Billy Jenkins.

Sherry Lynn Rickle, daughter of Troy Rickle and Dorothy Mae Hunter Rickle, was born February 6, 1958. She was married to Scott Collins. They had one child: Kevin Collins.
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William Roy Hunter, son of Oscar William Hunter and Willia D. Drake Hunter, born April 24, 1933, was married to Jeanie Summers.

Children born to William Roy Hunter and Jeanie Summers Hunter include:

Roy Glen Hunter born September 19, 1962
Lindy Dale Hunter born January 28, 1962
Debbie Sue Hunter born March 14, 1965
Rex Allen Hunter born March 23, 1966
Sally Ann Hunter birthdate unknown

Roy Glen Hunter, son of William Roy Hunter and Jeanie Summers Hunter, was born September 19, 1962. He was first married to Donna, maiden name unknown. They had two children: Kyle Gean Hunter and Brian Donald Hunter. He was afterwards married to Mendi, maiden name unknown. They also had two children: Shawn Hunter and Annie Hunter.

Lindy Dale Hunter, daughter of William Roy Hunter and Jeanie Summers Hunter, was born January 28, 1962. She was married to Daniel Bambrough. They had one child: Zachary Hunter.

Debby Sue Hunter, daughter of Walter Roy Hunter and Jeanie Summers Hunter, was born March 14, 1965. She had one child: Christy Hunter.

Rex Allen hunter, son of Walter Roy Hunter and Jeanie Summers Hunter, was born March 23, 1966. He had one child: Steven Allen Hunter, born July 1992.

Sally Ann Hunter was the daughter of Walter Roy Hunter and Jeanie Summers Hunter.
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Leslie Tennis was married to Edith Claudine Hunter, daughter of Oscar W. Hunter and Willia D. Drake Hunter, born April 19, 1938.

Children born to Leslie Tennis and Edith Claudine Hunter Tennis include:

Chelsie Eugene Tennis born April 14, 1956
Brenda Gail Tennis born April21, 1958

Chelsie Eugene Tennis, daughter of Leslie Tennis and Edith Claudine Hunter Tennis, was born April 14, 1956. She was married to Shirley Forrest. They had one child: Steven Tennis.

Brenda Gail Tennis, daughter of Leslie Tennis and Edith Claudine Hunter Tennis, was born April 21, 1958. She was first married to Chuck Hale. They had three children: Heather Hale, born August 2, 1978, Charles Hale, born May 27, 1980, and Jason Hale, born April 11, 1983. Brenda Gail Tennis Hale was later married to Scott Lettington. They had one child: Megan Lettington.
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Oscar Arnold Hunter, son of Oscar W. Hunter and Willia D. Drake Hunter, born September 7, 1940, was married to Lela, maiden name unknown.

Children born to Oscar Arnold Hunter and Lela Hunter include:

Oscar Arnold Hunter, Jr. born February 19, 1963
Steven Hunter born February 21, 1964
Donald Ross Hunter born April 23, 1965
Matthew Scott Hunter born July 31, 1971

Oscar Arnold Hunter, Jr., son of Oscar Arnold Hunter and Lela Hunter, was born February 19, 1963. He was married to a woman, name unknown. They had two children: William Hunter, born February 16, 1984 and Joshua Hunter, born April 22, 1985.

Steven Hunter, son of Oscar Arnold Hunter and Lela Hunter, was born February 21, 1964. He was married to a woman, name unknown. They had two children: Zachery Hunter, born November 11, 1984, and Nathan Hunter, born November 6, 1985.

Donald Ross Hunter, son of Oscar Arnold Hunter and Lela Hunter, was born April 23. 1965. He was married to a woman, name unknown. They had three children: Tricia Hunter, born November 27, 1984, Bessie Hunter, born December 10, 1985, and Jessie Hunter, born January 6, 1988.

Matthew Scott Hunter, son of Oscar Arnold Hunter and Lela Hunter, was born July 31, 1971. He was married to a woman, name unknown. They had one child: Caressa Hunter, born October 1992.
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C. H. Dean was married to Velma Ann Hunter, daughter of Oscar W. Hunter and Willia D. Drake Hunter.

Children born to C. H. Dean and Velma Ann Hunter Drake include:

Ricky Ray Dean born November 25, 1959
Johnny William Dean born May 31, 1963
Kenneth Charles Dean born April 29, 1964

Ricky Ray Dean, son of C. H. Dean and Velma Ann Hunter Dean, was born November 25, 1959. He was married to Tammy Dunn. They had one child: Rachael LeAnn Dean, born January 14, 1988.

Johnny William Dean, son of C. H. Dean and Velma Ann Hunter Dean, was born May 31, 1963. He was married to Kim Noe. They had one child: Jonathon Roy Dean, born December 19, 1987.

Kenneth Charles Dean, son of C. H. Dean and Velma Ann Hunter Dean, was born April 29, 1964. He was married to Janie Bennett. They had one child: Tessa Dean, born March 1, 1991.
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Billy Joe Hunter, son of Oscar W. Hunter and Willia D. Drake Hunter, born May 6, 1947, was married to Kathy Burkhart.

Children born to Billie Joe Hunter and Kathy Burkhart Hunter include:

Michael Kevin Hunter born January 3, 1970

Michael Kevin Hunter, son of Billie Joe Hunter nad Kathy Burkhart Hunter, was born January 3, 1970. He was married to Lesia, maiden name unknown.
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Freddie Dale Hunter, son of Oscar W. Hunter and Willia D. Drake Hunter, born April 20, 1948, was married to Marion Hart, and Later to Stella, maiden name unknown.

Children born to Freddy Dale Hunter and Marion Hart Hunter include:

Lisa Hunter born April 16, 1967

Lisa Hunter, daughter of Freddy Dale Hunter and Marion Hart Hunter, was born April 16, 1967. She had two children: Rachael Hunter, born November 4, 1983, and Rocky Hunter, born February 24, 1990.

Children born to Freddy Dale hunter and Stella Hunter include:

Sandy Hunter birthdate unknown
Donna Hunter birthdate unknown
Terry Hunter birthdate unknown

Sandy Hunter, daughter of Freddy Dale Hunter and Stella Hunter, had two children: Jeff and Stephen [no last names given].

Donna Hunter, daughter of Freddy Dale Hunter and Stella Hunter, was married to a man, last name Young. They had three children: Ryan Young, David Young, and Scott Young.

Terry Hunter was the daughter[?] of Freddy Dale Hunter and Stella Hunter.
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Jeff young was married to Rebecca Gail Hunter, daughter of Oscar W. Hunter and Willia D. Drake hunter, born August 1, 1950.

Children born to Jeff Young and Rebecca Gail Hunter Young include:

Bridgett Adale Young born October 5, 1968
Tina Louise Young born June 6, 1970
Charley Gail Young born August 6, 1984

Bridgett Adale Young, daughter of Jeff Young and Rebecca Gail Hunter Young, was born October 5, 1968. She was married to Steven Hills. They had one child: Jeffrey Hills, born November 2, 1990.

Tina Louise Young, daughter of Jeff Young and Rebecca Gail Hunter Young, was born June 6, 1970. She was married to David Eachy.

Charlie Gail Young, son [?] of Jeff young and Rebecca Gail Hunter young, was born August 6, 1984.
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Yancy Watson was married to Sylvica Ethel “Bess” Hunter, daughter of William H. Hunter nad Sarah Phillips Hunter, born Febraury 7, 1899.

Children born to Yancy Watson and Sylvica Ethel “Bess” Hunter Watson include:

Calvin Watson birthdate unknown
Earl Watson birthdate unknown
Wanda Watson birthdate unknown

Calvin Wilson, son of Yancy Watson and Sylvica Ethel “Bess” Hunter Wat, was married to Velma Teanneyhill. They had two children: Carl Watson and Lola Watson.

Earl Watson, son of Yancy Watson and Sylvica Ethel “Bess” Hunter Watson, was married to Mildred Wilhite.

Wanda Watson, daughter of Yancy Watson and Sylvica Ethel “Bess” Hunter Watson, was married to Garland Soward. They had two children: Vonna Soward, who married a man, last name Meyers and had a child, Jo Stehle Meyers; and Joyce Soward.
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J. Newt Justus, born November 27, 1857 in Webster County, Missouri, was married to Matha F. “Mollie” Hunter, daughter of Henry S. Hunter nad Susan Goins Hunter, born November 23, 1859 in Webster County, Missouri, on August 23, 1879 in Boone County, Arkansas. J. Newt Justus died July 25, 1905 in Boone County, Arkansas and was buried in New Milum Cemetery at Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas. Martha F. “Mollie” Hunter Justus died December 18, 1928 in Boone County, Arkansas and was buried in New Milum Cemetery at Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas.

Children born to J. Newt Justus and Martha F. “Mollie” Hunter Justus include:

Laura N. Justus born January 2, 1886, AR

Laura N. Justus, daughter of J. Newt Justus and Martha F. “Mollie Hunter Justus, was born January 2, 1886 in Boone County, Arkansas. She died September 1900 in Boone County, Arkansas and was buried in New Milum Cemetery [between Newt and Mollie] in Boone County, Arkansas.
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John M. Hunter, son of Henry S. Hunter and Susan Goins Hunter, born February 16, 1867, was married to Vera Wagoner.

Children born to John M. Hunter and Vera Wagoner Hunter include:

Ruby Hunter birthdate unknown
Agness Hunter born 1892
Henry “Harry” Hunter born 1895
Susie Bell Hunter born 1898
John Hunter birthdate unknown

Ruby Hunter, was daughter of John M. Hunter and Vera Wagoner Hunter

Agness Hunter, daughter of John M. Hunter and Vera Wagoner Hunter, was born in 1892.

Henry “Harry” Hunter, son of John M. Hunter and Vera Wagoner Hunter, was born in 1895.

Susie Bell Hunter, daughter of John M. Hunter and Vera Wagoner Hunter, was born in 1898.

John Hunter was a son of John M. Hunter and Vera Wagoner Hunter.
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Patrick Looney Smith, son of Isaac Smith and Joann Kidwell Smith, born January 26, 1869 in Warsaw, Benton County, Missouri, was married to Flora Mae Hunter, daughter of Henry S, Hunter and Susan Goins Hunter, born March 8, 1872 in Lebanon, Laclede County, about 1889. Patrick Looney Smith died August 12, 1944 in Konawa, Seminole County, Oklahoma and was buried there as well. Flora Mae Hunter Smith died October 2, 1955 in Konawa, Seminole County, Oklahoma and was buried there as well.

Children born to Patrick Looney Smith and Flora Mae Hunter Smith include:

Laura Elizabeth Smith born August 28, 1890, AR
Charles Smith born August 1892, AR
Susan Smith born August 1894, MO
Gordon Smith born July 1896, MO
Lou Smith born July 16, 1898, AR
Delpha Smith born January 26, 1901, AR
Fannie Smith born September 22, 1904, AR
Johnnie Smith born January 22, 1907, AR
Troy “Brooks” Smith November 6, 1911, AR

Laura Elizabeth Smith, daughter Patrick Looney Smith and Flora Mae Hunter Smith, was born August 28, 1890 near Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas. She was married to Burle Trimble about 1909. She died December 28, 1986 in Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas and was buried in New Milum Cemetery at Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas.

Charles Smith, son of Patrick Looney Smith and Flora Mae Hunter Smith, was born August 1892. He was married to Hannah Ford.

Susan Smith, daughter of Patrick Looney Smith and Flora Mae Hunter Smith, was born August 1894 in Missouri. She was married to George Casey, born in 1890, in 1910.

Gordon Smith, son of Patrick Looney Smith and Flora Mae Hunter Smith, was born July 1896 in Missouri. He was married to Ara Farhus.

Lou Smith, son of Patrick Looney Smith and Flora Mae Hunter Smith, was born July 16, 1898 at Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas. He was first married to Mosie Hall and later to Josie Long.

Delpha Smith, daughter of Patrick Looney Smith and Flora Mae Hunter Smith, was born January 26, 1901 at Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas. She was married to Hubert Grady and had three children, names unknown. She died December 24, 1984.

Fannie Smith, daughter of Patrick Looney Smith and Flora Mae Hunter Smith, was born September 22, 1904 at Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas. She was married to Clarence McGraw.

Johnnie Smith, daughter of Patrick Looney Smith and Flora Mae Hunter Smith, was born January 22, 1907 at Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas. She was married to Henry Keener. They had one child: Clyde Keener.

Troy “Brooks” Smith, son of Patrick Looney Smith and Flora Mae Hunter Smith, was born November 6, 1911 at Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas. He was married to Verdy Rogers.
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Burl Trimble, son of John “Jack” Trimble and Almeda Wilmoth Trimble, born March 27, 1887 near Lead Hill, Boone County Arkansas, was married about 1909 to Laura Elizabeth Smith, born August 28, 1890 near Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas. Burl Trimble died September 20, 1968 at Lead Hill, Boone County Arkansas and was buried in New Milum Cemetery at Lead Hill. Laura Elizabeth Smith Trimble died December 28, 1986 at Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas and was buried in New Milum Cemetery in Lead Hill.

Children born to Burl Trimble and Laura Elizabeth Smith Trimble include:

Hugh Trimble born November 14, 1910, AR
Arnold Trimble born November 15, 1989, AR
Cordia Mae Trimble birthdate unknown, AR
Rhuel Trimble born January 26, 1917, AR
Johnie Francis Trimble born April 1, 1918, AR
Geneva Trimble born August 27, 1919, AR
Rudolph Trimble birthdate unknown
Denver Patrick Trimble born Decmeber 30, 1926, AR

Hugh Trimble, son of Burl Trimble and Laura Elizabeth Smith Trimble, was born November 14, 1910 near Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas. He was married to Lena Rogers. He died November 15, 1989 in Sacramento, Sacramento County, California.

Arnold Trimble, son of Burl Trimble and Laura Elizabeth Smith Trimble, was born November 24, 1914 near Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas. He was married to Eula Purdom. He died August 22, 1968 in Eureka, Humbolt County, California.

Cordia Mae Trimble, daughter of Burl Trimble and Laura Elizabeth Smith Trimble, was born near Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas. She was first married to Henry Burford and later to Gordon Mote.

Rhuel Trimble, son of Burl Trimble and Laura Elizabeth Smith Trimble, was born January 26, 1917 near Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas. He was married to Dorothy Francis Richardson.

Johnie Francis Trimble, daughter of Burl Trimble and Laura Elizabeht Smith Trimble, was born April 1, 1918 near Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas. She was married to Wayne Whitmire.

Geneva Trimble, daughter of Burl Trimble and Laura Elizabeth Smith Trimble, was born August 27, 1919 near Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas. She was married to Guy Edward Chappelle October 7, 1935 in Yellville, Marion County, Arkansas. She was last reported living in Lead Hill, Arkansas in 1999.

Rudolph Trimble, son of Burl Trimble and Laura Elizabeth Smith Trimble, died in infancy.

Denver Patrick Trimble, son of Burl Trimble and Laura Elizabeth Smith Trimble, was born December 30, 1926 near Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas. He was first married to Louise hendricks and later to Irene, maiden name unknown.
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Hugh Trimble, son of Burl Trimble and Laura Elizabeth Smith Trimble, born November 14, 1910 in Arkansas, was married to Lena Rogers, daughter of Hose J. Rogers and Mae Upshaw. He died November 15, 1989 in Sacramento, Sacramento County, California.

Children born to Hugh Trimble and Lena Rogers Trimble include:

Beulah trimble born December 25, 1930
Ray Hugh Trimble born April 1943
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Arnold Trimble, son of Burl Trimble and Laura Elizabeth Smith Trimble, born November 24, 1914, was married August 22, 1968, to Eula Purdom, daughter of Tom Purdom and Mable Purdom. Arnold Trimble died August 22, 1968 in Eureka, Humbolt County, California. Eula Purdom Trimble died in 1996 in Eureka, Humbolt County, California.

Children born to Arnold Trimble and Eula Purdom Trimble include:

Robert Dewaine Trimble born October 16, 1936
Imogene Marie “Patsie” Trimble born March 13, 1941
Linda Carol Trimble born February 9, 1946

Robert Dewaine Trimble, son of Arnold Trimble and Eula Purdom Trimble, was born October 16, 1936.

Imogene Marie “Patsy” Trimble, daughter of Arnold Trimble and Eula Purdom Trimble, was born March 13, 1941.

Linda Carol Trimble, daughter of Arnold Trimble and Eula Purdom Trimble, was born February 9, 1946. She was married to Harlan Punch. They had two children: Christopher Punch and Tanya Punch.
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Henry Burford was married to Cordia Mae Trimble, daughter of Burl Trimble and Laura Elizabeth Smith Trimble, born near Lead Hill, Boone County, Arkansas. She was later married to Gordon mote. Henry Burford died at Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas in 1999.

Children born to Henry Burford and Cordia Mae Trimble Burford include:

Judy Burford born July 31, 1948
Henry Clay Burford born September 22, 1949
Laura Alice Burford born March 19, 1952

Judy Burford, daughter of Henry Burford and Cordia Mae Trimble Burford, was born July 31, 1948. She was married to Robert Burns. They had three children: Laura Burns, Kimberly Burns, and Jennifer Burns.

Henry Clay Burford, son of Henry Burford and Cordia Mae Trimble Burford, was born September 22, 1949. He was married to a woman, name unknown. They had two children: Manda Burford and John Burford.

Laura Alice Burford, daughter of Henry Burford and Cordia Mae Trimble Burford, was born March 19, 1952. She was married to Clay Lamey II. They had two children: Clay Lamey III and another son, name unknown.
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Rhuel Trimble, son of Burl Trimble
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Henry Alvin McVay, son of Joseph McVay and Elizabeth[?] McVay, was married to Nancy Jane Hunter , daughter of Henry S. Hunter and Susan Goins Hunter, March 7, 1872 in Laclede County, Missouri. She died October 2, 1924 in Cushing, Payne County, Oklahoma and was buried in Brown Cemetery in Taney County, Missouri.

Children born to Henry Alvin McVay and Nancy Jane Hunter McVay include:

Maude Yosemite McVay born May 4, 1873, MO
Myrtle McVay born January 14, 1875, MO
Arthur R. McVay born April 22, 1878, MO
Otto Orlando McVay born February 13, 1880, Marion County, MO
Flora McVay born January 23, 1882, Johnson County, AR
Joseph Henry McVay born September 27, 1884, Johnson County, AR
Boyd McVay born February 6, 1886, Johnson County, AR
Shiela Carrie McVay born January 14, 1888, Johnson County, AR
Archie “Elmer” McVay born June 10, 1890, Johnson County, AR
Roy Blake McVay born July 18, 1892, Johnson County, AR
Walter B. McVay born November 2, 1895, Laclede County, MO
Betty Susan McVay born April 3, 1897, Laclede County, MO

Maude Yosemite McVay. Daughter of Henry Alvin McVay and Nancy Jane Hunter McVay, was born May 4, 1873 in Missouri. She was married prior to 1900 to Ira Foust, born 1869.

Myrtle McVay, daughter of Henry Alvin McVay and Nacy Jane Hunter McVay, was born January 14, 1875 in Missouri. She was married prior to 1900 to Walter Smith, born 1871.

Arthur R. McVay, son of Henry Alvin McVay and Nancy Jane Hunter McVay, was born April 22, 1878 in Missouri. He was married prior to 1900 to Susan Keeter, born May 16, 1884 in Marion County, Arkansas.

Otto Orlando McVay, son of Henry Alvin McVay and Nancy Jane Hunter McVay, was born February 13, 1880 in Marion County, Arkansas. He was married prior to 1900 to Oda Collins, born 1884 in Cabin Creek, Johnson County, Arkansas.

Flora McVay, daughter of Henry Alvin McVay and Nacy Jane Hunter McVay, was born January 23, 1882 in Johnson County, Arkansas. Apparently, she never married and was mentioned in the 1900 census of Johnson, County Arkansas.

Joseph Henry McVay, son of Henry Alvin McVay and Nacy Jane Hunter McVay, was born September 27, 1884 in Johnson County, Arkansas. He was married to Macy Hunt, born February 28, 1887 in Taney County, Missouri.

Boyd McVay, son of Henry Alvin McVay and Nancy Jane Hunter McVay, was born February 6, 1886 in Cabin Creek, Johnson County, Arkansas. He was married to Gertie Kershner, born 1891 Cabin Creek, Johnson County, Arkansas.

Sheila Carrie McVay, daughter of Henry Alvin McVay and Nacy Jane Hunter McVay, was born January 14, 1888 in Cabin Creek, Johnson County, Arkansas. She was married to Ernest Edwin McClary. She died June 17, 1994 in Lane County, Oregon.

Archie “Elmer” McVay, son of Henry Alvin McVay and Nacy Jane Hunter McVay, was born June 10, 1890 in Cabin Creek, Johnson County, Arkansas. He was married to Myra Elizabeth Hughes, born May 30, 1897 in Pickerel, Gage County, Nebraska. Children’s names born to the couple are unknown, but they were born in Nebraska.

Roy Blake McVay, son of Henry Alvin McVay and Nancy Jane Hunter McVay, was born July 18, 1892 in Cabin Creek, Johnson County, Arkansas. He was marrid to Addie Hensley, born May 1, 1891 in Cedar Creek, Taney County, Missouri.

Walter B. McVay, son of Henry Alvin McVay and Nacy Jane Hunter McVay, was born November 2, 1895 near Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri. He was married to May Swisher, born 1899 near Lebanon, Missouri.

Betty Susan McVay, daugher of Henry Alvin Mcvay and Nancy Jane Hunter McVay, was born April 3, 1897 near Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri. She was married to Herbert Yandell, born 1894.
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Ernest Edwin McClary, born March 30, 1888 in Fannin, Goliad County, Texas, was married to Sheila Carrie McVay, daughter of Henry Alvin McVay and Nacy Jane Hunter Mcavay, born January 14, 1888, in Cabin Creek, Johnson County, Arkansas.

Children born to Ernest Edwin McClary and Sheila Carrie McVay McCalry include:

Vernon Kenton McClary born December 29, 1920, Sanborn, South Dakota.
Two more children, names unknown

Vernon Kenton McClary, son of Ernest Edwin McClary and Sheila Carrie McVay McClary, was born December 29, 1920 in Sanborn, South Dakota. He died in 1981 in Lane County, Oregon.

BEDFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA MISCELLANEOUS

Daniel Going was listed as a taxpayer in Bedford County, pay­ing tax for one poll, according to “Virginia Taxpayers, 1782-1787.”
==O==
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.
==O==
Samuel Gowin, who was a resident of Botetourt County, Vir­ginia in 1850 was a resident of Bedford County in 1855.
==O==
Aaron Going, son of Esther Going was born about 1790 probably in Bedford County, Virginia. He was probably brought to Madison County, Kentucky by William Gowan and Anastasia Sullivan Gowan, regarded as his grandparents. “Aaron Going, orphan of Easter Going, deceased,” was bound out for blacksmithing to Alexander Baugh July 4, 1803, according to Madison County Court Minutes, page 184. The overseers of the poor examined his indenture with Baugh and ordered him to stay with Stephen Wather. He was “bound out to learn a trade” De­cember 2, 1805, according to Madison County, Kentucky Deed Book F, page 58. Another document, dated June 6, 1806 changed his indenture to John Gurgett, as a carpenter. A Madison County court record orders Aaron Going to pay Sherwood H. Johnson “25p a day as witness for him in a suit brought by Alexander Baugh” in 1805. The surname was shown as “Cannon” in this record.

Possible children of Aaron Going include:

Emily Going born about 1818
Andrew Jackson Going born about 1820
Aaron Going born about 1823
==O==
Samuel Goins was listed on the 1843 tax list of Madison County, Kentucky. “Samuel H. Gowen” was a taxpayer there in 1844. Samuel Goins reappeared in the 1847 tax list.
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Harrison Goin was recorded as a taxpayer in the 1846 tax list of Madison County.

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