William Goyne and Elizabeth married about 1752-1773
Noyal Goyne born about 1801
Drury O. Goyne, Jr. born about 1805
Children of William Goyne and Elizabeth married about 1752-1773
1) Rebecca Goyne Dick born 1753
2) Allice Goyne King born 1756
3) John Goyne b. 1760
4) Drury Goyne b. 1766
5) William Goyne Jr b. 1767
6) Hardy Goynne b. 1771- Hardy’s children:
– John Goyne
– Mount Herman Goyne
Children of William Goyne and Hester – m. 1772-1792
7) Mary Agnes Goyne b. 1773
8) Milley Goyne b. 1774
9) Ann Goyne b. 1775
10) Nancy Goyne b. 1780
Children of William Goyne and Nancy Stroder m. 1794-1816
11) Hiram Davis Goyne b. 1799
12) Tyra Alexander Goyne b. 1804
Drury O. Goyne, son of William Goyne, was born about 1764, probably in Orange County, North Carolina, according to Phillip Carson Goins, a descendant. The 1830 census of Upson County, Georgia show his birth as between 1760 and 1770.
Col. Carroll Heard Goyne who has also researched this individual, notes that Drury O. Goyne was not the same person as Drury Goins of Chester County, South Carolina records.
“Drury Gowin” first appeared in the deed records of Wilkes County, Georgia when he purchased 100 acres in Wilkes County from Abraham McAlhattan, Sr. for £40 on December 12, 1795 “on Stephens Creek, adjacent to Moses Stephens, Wm. Evans, William Allison & Henry Thompson, originally granted to George Rutledge.”
“Abstracts of Tax Records for Wilkes County for 1785-1805,” list “Goings” [various spellings] as follows: Aaron, Drury, Hardy, Henry, James, Jesse, John, Moses, Reuben, Samuel, Thomas, William and William Jr.”
Edward Gresham, J. P. registered the deed July 25, 1796 in Wilkes County Deed Book OO, page 26. “John Gowin,” perhaps the brother of Drury O. Goyne, was a witness to the deed.
“Drury Going” was listed as a taxpayer in the 1796 tax list of Wilkes County. He paid taxes on 100 acres on Stephens Creek. Frank Parker Hudson of Atlanta, Georgia explained the number-ing system. The two letters designate the militia district, and the number following is the sequence number of the individual as entered on the tax list:
“Drury Going, 1796-Capt. Turner’s District [MM-7], 100 acres on Stephens Creek, joins Moses Stephens.”
Drury O. Goyne continued to appear in Wilkes County tax records for several years thereafter:
“1797-Capt. Turner’s District (MM-65), 100 acres on Stephen’s Creek, joins Moses Stephens.’
The records for 1798 for MM district are missing.
Drury O. Goyne was listed as a tax defaulter for 1799 in the April 12, 1800 edition of the “Augusta Chronicle.”
On September 11, 1801 “Drury [X] Goings” sold his 100 acres on Stephen’s Creek to David/Davis Saxon for $300. John Hendrick and William Gammage witnessed the deed which was proved September 30, 1805, according to Wilkes County Deed Book VV, page 365. http://vault.georgiaarchives.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/wccr/id/4640/rec/15
Drury O. Goyne was assessed one poll [no land] in 1802 in Capt. Ogletree’s District [MM-106] and perhaps the same in 1803. No tax records remain for the latter year.
Drury O. Goyne appeared to be single in 1797, but was married by 1802. It appears that he was the only son of William Goyne who remained in Georgia.
“William Hammack conveyed to “Drury Goyne, both of Wilkes County, for $275, in Wilkes County on Rocky Creek waters, adjacent to Hail’s old line on bank of said creek, Spring Branch, to creek at head, down creek, 68 2/4 acres, being part of a tract granted to Joseph McCornmack, 9 April 1792.
Edward Gresham J.P.
Alexander Harper J.P.”
1803 Wilkes Co, Ga – land indenture
“Drury Goyen” was a witness to a deed April 15, 1804, according to Warren County Deed Book B, page 295. Drury Goyne of “Wilkerson County, Georgia” bought land in Baldwin County, Georgia January 10, 1809.
Drury O. Goyne was taxed on his Rocky Creek land in Wilkes County beginning in 1804:
“1804-Capt. Little’s District [RR-2], 68+ acres on Rocky Creek, joins Micajah Little, granted to Jos. Kelly.
Drury O. Goyne entered the 1807 Land Lottery, and received two draws. Qualifications were the same as in 1803. Evident-ly, he was a fortunate drawer in the 1807 Land Lottery, as he was listed as living in Wilkinson County in 1809. He pur-chased land in Baldwin County January 10, 1809:
“Morgan County, Superior Court Deeds. Hardy Newson, Jr. of Warren County conveys to Drury Goyne of Wil-kinson County for $400, Lot 144, 2nd District, Baldwin County, 202.5 acres,” according to Morgan County Deed Book B, page 420. Witnesses were L. B. Little, John Goyne, his brother and Micajah Little.”
It is suggested that L. B. Little and Micajah Little were bro-thers-in-law with Drury O. Goyne.
He received, under the terms of his father’s will, written in 1816, $1.50 from the estate.
“Drury Goin” filed suit in 1810 in Clarke County, Georgia against William Blalock, according to the minutes of the Clarke County Court.
Drury Goyne’s father, William Goyne, died in 1817. His will was proved up in Warren County, Georgia
1817 Sept 1 – Proveup of William Goynne will in Warren Co, Ga.
The last Will and Testament of William Goynne.
“1st I will that so much of my horses or cattle shall be sold as will be sufficient to satisfy all my just debts.
2nd I will that forty dollars shall be raised and collected out of not now in my possession against other people, and given to John and Mount Herman Goynne, my grandchildren, sons of Hardy Goynne.
3rd I will that the balance of all my notes, after raising the above mentioned forty dollars, with the interest and profits arising therefrom to be given to my son Tyra.
4th I will that the land, house and Plantation where I now live, be a home for my wife, if she chooses to stay upon it, during her widowhood, but not have the privilege to sell it. And then at her marriage, her death, or removal, to go to my son Hiram.
5th I will that my Sorrel Mare belong to my wife, for the purpose of raising a colt or colts for my son Tyra; and entrust my wife to give accordingly.
6th I will that my three beds be divided between my wife, Hiram, and Tyra Goynne, equally, viz. one for each: and the balance of my household furniture to be equally divided as they separate their homes between my wife, Hiram and Tyra.
7th I will that my daughter Rebecca Dick, have one dollar and fifty cents.
8th I will that my daughter Allice King, shall have one dollar and fifty cents.
9th I will that my son John, shall have one dollar and fifty cents.
10th I will that my son Drury shall have one dollar and fifty cents.
11th I will that my son William shall have one dollar and fifty cents.
12th I will that my son Hardy, shall have two dollars.
I am at this time perfectly in my senses; and acknowledge the above to be my desire. As witness my hand, this 4th day of January, in the year of our Lord 1816.”
William Goynne (his mark).
Signed in the Presence of: Joseph “J” Johnson, Obedience Ray (her mark), Hartwell Battle.
Probate of the above Will. Georgia, Warren County Court of Ordinary, September Term 1817. Personally appeared in open Court Joseph Johnston and Hartwell Battle, two of the subscribing witnesses to the within Will, and took the following oath, viz. I Joseph Johnston and I hartwell Battle, do each for himself, solemnly swear on the holy Evangelists of Almighty God, that we saw William Goynne sign the within instrument of writing, and pronounce the same to be his last Will and Testament, and that at the time of his so doing, he was of sound and disposing mind and memory, and in his presence, and at his request, and in the presence of eachother, and also of Obedience, Ray, the other subscribing witnesses, they did all become witnesses thereunto.
Sworn and subscribed in open Court the 1st day of September 1817. Test. M. Torrence, Clk, C.O.
Wits: Joseph Johnston, Hartwell Battle.
(Copy William Goyne’s will that has been transcribed into the Warren County court minutes)
1820 US Census in Wilkes Co, Ga (1 male over 45, wife over 45, plus 3 male children, 2 female children).
“Drewey O. Goyne” appeared in the 1820 census of Wilkes County, Georgia as the head of a household:
“Goyne, Drury white male over 45
white female over 45
white male 16-26
white male 16-18
white female 10-16
white male 10-16
white female 0-10”
1824 Property Tax – Putnam, Ga.
1827 death of child – Columbus, Ga.
1830 US Census in Upson Co, Ga (1 male 60-70 yrs, 1 male 20-30 yrs, 1 male under 5, 1 female 20-30, 1 female 60-70).
“Drewry O. Goyne” was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Wilkes County. He was also recorded as living adjacent to M[icajah?] Little in Capt. Littleberry’s District in Wilkes County and owning 100 acres of land.
“Drury Goyen” was also listed as the head of a household in the 1830 census of Upson County, page 95. It appears that his son and his family were also living in his household:
The family was registered as:
“Drury Goyen white male 60-70
white female 60-70
white male 20-30
white female 20-30
*white male 0-5
white female 20-30”
*Philip C. Goins identifies this child as a son of Drury Goyne, Jr. and less than six months old.
Ancestry.com Page for Drury Goyne b. 1766: http://person.ancestry.com/tree/69705632/person/34224583486/facts
Compare this Drury Goyne to other Drury Going’s (and other similar variations) in the Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina areas – Link: Various Drurys
Children born to Drury O. Goyne are believed to include:
Noyal Goyne born about 1801
Drury O. Goyne, Jr. born about 1805