1786 Isham Gowen of Bedford Co, Va

Isham Gowen born 1786 married to Susan “Sookie” Bratcher

Parents:

Daniel Gowen b. 1758 and Ann Preston b. 1757

Children:

Daniel Goin                        born July 5, 1803
William Goin                          born April 11, 1804
Preston Goins                        born about 1805
Jane Goin                           born about 1807
Canada Goins                        born October 25, 1808
Rachel Goins                         born about 1815
John Goins                         born August 17, 1817
Elizabeth Goins                      born about 1821
Isham Goins, Jr.                     born about 1824
Susan Goins                           born about 1826
James Goins                           born March 7, 1827
Martha Goins                         born about 1831

Siblings:

Unk

Gowen Manuscript Info:

Isham Goins, son of Daniel Goins was born about 1786 in Bedford County, Virginia.

He was married there , at age 16,  November 15, 1802 to Susannah “Sookie” Bratcher who was born there about 1787 to Canada Bratcher and Rachel “Biddy” Robinson Bratcher, according to the research of Col. James Young of McAlester, Oklahoma. Canada Bratcher was born to Charles Bratcher and Nancy Bratcher in Bedford County, Virginia in 1760.

June A. Smith, Foundation Editorial Boardmember of Bremerton, Washington reports that Canada Bratcher was one of the securities on their marriage bond, “No. 7266, part 2.”

In 1817, Isham Goins lived at Jellico, Tennessee in Campbell County.  He appeared in the 1818 and 1823 tax lists of Camp­bell County.  The household of “Isham Goin” was enumerated in the 1830 census of Campbell County, page 226 as:

“Goin, Isham          white male           40-50
white female        40-50
white male           20-30
white female        20-30
white male           15-20
white male           10-15
white female        10-15
white male           5-10
white male           0-5
white female        0-5″
white male           60-70”

His household reappeared in the 1840 census of Campbell County, page 305 as:

“Goin, Isham       white male           50-60
white female        50-60
white female        20-30
white male           15-20
white female        10-15
white female        5-10″
white male           70-80”

The identity of a “white male, 70-80,” living in the household of Isham Goins in the 1840 census of Campbell County is unknown.

“Isem Goin” was enumerated as the head of Household 538-631 in the 1850 census of Campbell County:

“Goin, Isem    64, born in Virginia
Susan      63, born in Virginia
Isem    26
Martha 19”

Isham Goins died in Claiborne County December 18, 1855.  She died there May 24, 1860.

Children born to Isham Goins and Susan “Sookie” Bratcher Goins are believed to include:

Daniel Goin                        born July 5, 1803
William Goin                          born April 11, 1804
Preston Goins                        born about 1805
Jane Goin                           born about 1807
Canada Goins                        born October 25, 1808
Rachel Goins                         born about 1815
John Goins                         born August 17, 1817
Elizabeth Goins                      born about 1821
Isham Goins, Jr.                     born about 1824
Susan Goins                           born about 1826
James Goins                           born March 7, 1827
Martha Goins                         born about 1831

 

Info from Gowen Manuscript:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms140.htm

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.

The Military Annals of Tennessee Confederate. First Series: Embracing a Review of Military
Operations with Regimental Histories and Memorial Rolls.
Regimental Histories and Memorial Rolls.
Eighteenth Tennessee Infantry

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.

Gowen Research Foundation Phone:806/795-8758, 795-9694
5708 Gary Avenue
Lubbock, Texas, 79413-4822 GOWENMS.158, 09/08/97
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Researcher Descendants:

Doris Goin Corn, 13046 Hwy. 110 N, Tyler, TX, 75704, 903/882-9008
Marybelle Goin Corn, 1009 W. 7th St, Tyler, TX, 75701, 595-1947
Karen L. Cooper, 105 W. Xenia Drive, Fairborn, OH, 45324, 937/879-9874
Joseph E. Harris, 22 S. 8th Street, Miamisburg, OH, 45342
Joanna M. Howard, 19525 Ridge Hts. Dr, Gaithersburg, MD, 20879, E-mail:
jmhoward@erols.com
June A. Smith, 5307 Hwy. 303 NE, No. 22, Bremerton, WA, 98311, E-mail:
BoJu2325@ix.netcom.com
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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Researcher Descendants:

Doris Goin Corn, 13046 Hwy. 110 N, Tyler, TX, 75704, 903/882-9008
Marybelle Goin Corn, 1009 W. 7th St, Tyler, TX, 75701, 595-1947
Karen L. Cooper, 105 W. Xenia Drive, Fairborn, OH, 45324, 937/879-9874
Joseph E. Harris, 22 S. 8th Street, Miamisburg, OH, 45342
Joanna M. Howard, 19525 Ridge Hts. Dr, Gaithersburg, MD, 20879, E-mail:
jmhoward@erols.com
June A. Smith, 5307 Hwy. 303 NE, No. 22, Bremerton, WA, 98311, E-mail:
BoJu2325@ix.netcom.com
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

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