John R. Goyne born in 1809 m. to Elizabeth Byars
John Goyne b. 1760 and Nancy Goyne (unk maiden name)
Susan Goyne 1830–1916
Harrison Goyne 1832–1862
*William R GOYNE 1834–1862
Adeline Goyne 1836–
John S Goyne 1839–1925
*Nancy E. Goyne 1841–
James E Goyne 1843–
Selina Goyne 1846–
Elizabeth F. Goyne 1849–
George Washington Goyne 1849–1907
Jefferson Davis Goyne 1852–1935
(Note: William R. Goyne and Nancy E. Goyne may be the children of brother Andrew C. Goyne. Andrew C. Goyne has confirmed children named William R. Goyne and Nancy Elizabeth Goyne – noted as his heir on US Land Grants granted to his heirs (see Andrew C. Goyne’s page and grants in 1854, and 1906). Andrew C. Goyne moved into Erasmus C. Goyne’s household in 1850, and his wife and children are no longer with him. An epidemic swept through Mississippi and Alabama from 1847-1850, so his wife may have died, and Andrew C. Goyne may have been seriously ill at this time, and recovering – so his children may have been living with relatives at this time. Andrew C. Goyne was subsequently killed in 1851 – so his children may have been “adopted” and raised by family members and appear to be the children of those other siblings/family members).
John R. Goyne is born about 1809, the 3rd child of 6 to John Goyne Sr and Nancy Goyne. John R. Goyne is likely born in Wilkes County, Georgia – as that is where his parents appear to have been living at the time.
John Goyne Sr. moved the family to Alabama some time between 1808 and 1820. John Goyne Sr. then moves his family to Jefferson County, AL around 1824.
John R. Goyne’s older brother, Harrison W. Goyne becomes the Clerk of the Elyton, Jefferson County, Court, and both Harrison W. Goyne and John R. Goyne become Justices of the Peace. His older brother, Harrison W. Goyne becomes a legislator of the State of Alabama, and twice a state senator of Alabama.
May 6, 1833, John Goyne buys a horse from John G. Nellums in Jefferson County, AL.
BILL OF SALE Page 13
JOHN G. NELLUMS to JOHN R. GOYNE both of Jefferson County, Alabama. $50. One brown horse 7 years old. Dated May 6, 1833. Ack. May 6, 1833 before B. E. Grace, Clk. C.C. Filed May 6, Recorded May 14, 1833. B. E. Grace Clk. C.C.
John R. Goyne’s father in law, Stripling Byars (father of John R. Goyne’s wife, Elizabeth Byars) moved from Rutherford County, North Carolina around 1812 to Christian County, Kentucky and then to Jefferson County Alabama about October, 1817.
Stripling Byars wrote his will in 1836:
Will of Stripling Byars
17th February 1836
In the name of God Amen
I Stripling Byars of the County of Jefferson and State of Alabama, being of sound mind and memory, but weak in body, do hereby make this my last will and testatment in the manner following towit, First. After paying all my just debts that may be owing at my death, I will and bequeath all my estate, both real and personal, to my beloved wife Elizabeth for and during her natural life, after her death, I wish all my estate real and personal distributed in the following manner to wit with daughter Martha to have two hundred dollars then she and all my other heirs to have an equal share of the remainder except Thomas Goode the husband of my daughter Mary, on whom I hold certain notes which I have paid for him. My will is that said notes shall as far as they goe make a part of his distributive share.
Second. I do hereby ordain constitute and appoint my beloved wife Elizabeth my sole executrix.
Signed sealed published Stripling Byars
and declared as the last will of Stripling Byars whose name appears to the same in the presence of us this 17th day of February 1836.
Wm. F. McDuff
(Source: Alabama Records Volume 170 Jefferson County: Orphans Court, Wills in full, Estates, Bible Records compiled by Pauline Jones Gandrud.
(Source: Jefferson County Alabama Orp. Court Book 1832-187 p. 29)
Stripling Byars’ will was probated on April 16, 1836.
Petition to Probate Will: 16 April 1836
Elizabeth Byars, widow of Stripling Byars deceased. Citation to Thomas Goode in right of wife Mary, William Cannon in right of wife Nancy, Margaret Grosvenor, widow of Joseph Byars, deceased, in right of her children,
Cader Cooper in right of wife Sarah, Abram Byars, W.J. Gee in right of wife, Agnes, Eason Gee in right of wife Jane, John R. Goyne, in right of wife Elizabeth and Martha Byars, William Byars, heirs of said deceased.
(Source: Alabama Records Volume 107 Jefferson County Orphans Court, 1824-1853 compiled by Pauline Jones Gandrud.)
Stripling Byars deceased. 26 September 1840.
Estate distributed as follows:
To Elizabeth Byars, the widow $964.32
and $321.45 to each of the following:
Thomas Goode in right of wife, Mary
William Cannon in right of wife, Nancy
Cader Cooper in right of wife Sarah
Joseph Byars representatives
William J. Gee in right of wife Agnes
Isham Autrey in right of wife Aliena
John R. Goyne in right of wife Elizabeth
(Source: Alabama Records Volume 107 Jefferson County Orphans Court, 1824-1853 compiled by Pauline Jones Gandrud.)
John R. Goyne’s family on the Byars side is identified by the above probate – these are the family of Elizabeth Byars Goyne (John R. Goyne’s wife):
Parents of Elizabeth Byars Goyne:
Stribling Byars – father, Elizabeth Byars – mother
Children of Stribling Byars and Elizabeth Byars:
Mary Byars, married to Thomas Goode
Nancy Byars, married to William Cannon
Sarah Byars, married to Cader Cooper
Joseph Byars, married to Margaret Grosvenor
Agnes Byars, married to William J. Gee
Jane Byars, married to Eason Gee
Aliena Byars, married to Isham Autrey
Elizabeth Byars, married to John R. Goyne
September 24, 1836 John R. Goyne transfers a patent of land to Nathan Byars, witnessed by James W. Byars and William Wylie.
PATENT TRANSFER Page 49
JOHN R. GOYNE to Nathan Bayers, both of Jeff. Co., Ala. For value recorded do hereby transfer E ½ of SE ¼ of Sec. 14, TP 18, R 3W. As per receivers receipt No 17123 in the district of lands offered for sale at Tuscaloosa and request that a patent be issued to said Nathan Byars. Wit: James W. Byars and William Wylie. Dated Sept. 24, 1836. Ack. before H. Morrow, Jr., Justice of the Peace, recorded Apr. 19, 1837. B.E. Grace, Clk. C.C.
On February 16, 1838, John R. Goyne gives a warranty deed to James W. Byars of 30.78 acres for $100.00 “it being the place on which Daniel I. Watkins now lives.”
WARRANTY DEED Page 206
JOHN R. GOYNE to James W. Byars, both of Jeff. Co. Ala. $100. 30.78 acres being the SE ¼ of NW ¼, Sec 27, TP 18, R 3W, it being the place on which Daniel I. Watkins now lives. Dated Feb. 16, 1838. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. Feb. 16, 1838. Filed Feb. 16, recorded Mar. 13, 1838, B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.
April 7, 1838 John R. Goyne receives 80 acres in exchange for payment of $1606 to John Martin, Lewis Nabers, and Thomas Carrol where it appears he was the highest bidder.
ADMINISTRATOR’S DEED Page 281-82
JOHN MARTIN, Lewis Nabers, Thomas Carrol, Commissioners, to John R. Goyne, all of Jeff. Co., Ala. $1606. 80 acres being that part of SE ¼ of Sec 9, TP 18, R 3W, which lies N of a line running through the center of said quarter section from E to W. John Martin, Lewis Nabers & Thomas Carrol were appointed Commissioners by the Orphan’s Court of Jeff. Co., to sell certain lands of Stephen Byars, deceased. By virtue of this appointment the above tract of land was sold to the highest bidder at public auction. Dated Apr. 7, 1838. Ack. jointly by the 3 Commissioners before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. Apr. 16, 1838. Filed Apr. 16, recorded May 14, 1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.
On April 16, 1838 John R. Goyne gives a mortgage deed for 80 acres to his father John Goyne, Baylis E. Grace (one of the Elyton Court Clerks), Dempsey Jordan (husband of his sister Sally Rebecca Goyne), and Cader Cooper. He also gives 1 slave named Maria 14 yrs old, three cost, 1 mare, 1 horse, 2 colts, a feather bed and furniture, and his share of the personal estate of Stephen Byars, deceased – all in exchange for a $650.00 note as payment for a $1606 note he owed.
MORTGAGE DEED Page 279-80-81
JOHN R. GOYNE to John Goyne, Baylis E. Grace, Dempsey Jordan & Cader Cooper, all of Jeff. Co., Ala. Premises 7 $1.00. 80 acres being a part of the SE ¼ of Sec. 9, TP 18, R 3W, which lies N. of a line running through the center of said quarter section from E to W. Also the following Personal property: 1 negro girl named Maria, age about 14 years, three cows & calves, 1 sorrel mare & 1 sorrel horse & 2 colts one of them a mare 3 years old & one a horse 2 years old, 1 feather bed & furniture & my distribute my share of the personal estate of Stephen Byars, deceased. Whereas John R. Goyne has executed to the Bank of the State of Alabama, a Bill of Exchange in the sum of $650, same being endorsed by John Goyne & Baylis E. Grace & John Goyne has made his note to the President & Directors of the Bank of the State of Ala., in the sum of $650.00, endorsed by Dempsey Jordan & John R. Goyne, & John R. Goyne is also indebted to Thomas Carrol, John Martin & Lewis Nabers in the sum of $1606, by 2 notes endorsed by John Goyne & Cader Cooper, now John R. Goyne being desirous of securing payment of the above debts executes this mortgage. Wit. John F. Forrest & T.A. Reed. Dated Apr. 16, 1838. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. May 8, 1838. Filed & recorded May 8, 1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.
In 1838 several Goyne family members and those associated with them along with many others in the Jefferson County, AL area are named for their accounts and judgments during the dissolution of the copartnership of Montgomery and Earnest.
EXECUTION COPARTNERSHIP DISSOLUTION
ROBERT B. MONTGOMERY & William S. Earnest to John Camp, Trustee, all of Jeff. Co. Ala. $20. Whereas said Montgomery & Earnest have been Co-partners in the mercantile business in Elyton, Jeff. Co., Ala. under the firm name of Earnest & Montgomery. Copartnership having been dissolved & they being willing to pay & satisfy all just demands incurred by them in their copartnership & to save harmless such persons as are their securities or have become bound as principal for their benefit, convey to John Camp, trustee, all accounts & empower him to collect & give acquittances, the following notes, accounts & judgements as follows:
ACCOUNTS AGAINST: William Hawkins $27.12 ½; David Hanby $.75; Estate of Audley Hamilton $24.25; Thomas J. Scott $306, Andrew Barton $3.25; Thomas A. Walker $2.43 ¾; Josiah Cowden $75.81 ½; James Stovall $9.62 ½; Richard Carlisle $3.87 ½; Isaac Taylor $.37 ½; Lewis Nabours $47.62 ½; William Statum $.87 ½; Benjamin Crum $6.00; Washington Ware $7.50; Wily Dickinson $68.87 ½; Jacob Beam $2.56 ¼; George Pierce $14; Emily Reavis $5.25; Simpson Robinson $13.43 ¾; Moses Carlisle $1.18 43/4; Rev. William Taylor $40.50; Adam E. Kennedy $10.87 ½; Zachariah Potter $8.00; William Burford $21.00; A.H. Roebuck $13.43 ¾; John Massey $4.00; Mrs. Elizabeth Curbow $20.75; Eldred Smith $42.31 ¼; James Burton $5.65; E.H. Boyd $13.75; Lewis Hardyman $6.62 ½; Edward L. Sandifer $1.25; Willis Young $2.75; James H. Gillespie $2.50; Harrison G. Nelms $111.75; Wm. G. Linthicum $5.87 ½; Riley Pierce $8.12 ½; James Dickinson $42.68 ¾; James P. Lacey $4.75; Philip Gee $9.56 ¼; James Poole $13.56 ¼; Rogert Fields $88.06 ¼; Perer Anderson $23.50; Richard Tankersley $33; Nathan Byars $65.56 ¼; Henry Wideman $1.87 ½; Thomas M. Adkins $45.93 ¾; John Hood $9.00; Woodson Wade $16.68 ¾; Nathaniel Hawkins $116.68 ¾; Tyler Hardyman $36.62 ½; David Massey $15.31 ¼; George Ware $11.37 ½; John Burford $247.62 ½; David Hawkins $16.31 ¼; Jason Addington $66.68 ¾; Robert Brown $6.00; Elizabeth Burgin $8.00; Moses Carlisle $1.12 ½; Jesse Cunningham $11.37 ½; George Hayden $4.37 ½; Samuel Killough $2.37 ½; James Matthis $13.87 ½; Abner Wood $2.12 ½; L.G. McMillion $98.56 ¼; James Massey $3.87 1/2 ; Isaac Williams $1.00; Samuel Aiken $5.56 ¼; William Ellard $6.75; David Pool $3.18 ¾; Jesse Flaherty $2.25; John Bagwell $4.25; Parks B. Miner $6.12 ½; Downs Green $18.37 1/2 ; David Pierce $100.56 ¼; Zadoc Shackleford $4.00; Melissa Crum $4.00; Zachariah Staggs $34.75; William Carmichael $.87 ½; Evan Byars $4.37 ½; Ann Aiken $24.62 1/2 ; John G.T. Ayers $26.37 ½; Robert Goode $20; John L. Poole $4.12 ½; Isaac B. Nabers $9.87 ½; John Stovall $10.18 ¾; James W. McWililams $20.43 ¾; William H. Meredith $9.56 ¼; James Parks $14.62 ½; William Lowe $2.75; Thomas Carrol $3.25; Nicholas Jacks $1.50; John Goyne, Sr. $15.62 ½; C.W. Belcher $2.00; Jesse Wharton $1.75; Philip Lee $20.87 ½; Crawford Brown $21.87 ½; Edmund Parson $4.37 ½; Paschal J. Shackleford $3.62 ½; Stephen H. Dupuy $940; Thomas J. Wright $12.31 ¼; John Erwin $46.37 ½; Robert H. Green $50.62 ½; John Thompson $5.12 ½; Hugh Morrow, Jr. $28.18 ¾; Moses Kelly $19.87 ½; Anthony Latham $1.12 ½; William Cummings $1.75; Mannening Brookshier $21.12 ½; Ezekiel Staggs $82.75; Robert Martin $56.50; James Carlisle $1.75; William C. Cox $6.00; Mrs. Reece $6.12 ½; C.C. Diffey $21.75; John R. Goyne $43; Sarah Diffey $10.87 ½; Samuel Franks $3.37 ½; James Pierce $32.43 ¾; Morton M. Gill $25.50; Robert Cunningham $8.25; William S. Adams $5.50; Madison Turner $7.25; James Kelly $3.00; Edward Garrett $2.50; Levi Adams $15.31 ¼; Drayton Nabours $5.93 ¾; William Kennedy $1/25; Joseph Hickman $2.06 ¼; Joseph Dickinson $11.68 ¾; John Ware $.50; Drucy Ellington $2.31 ¼; Melissa McCarte $.93 ¾; Zadoc Ware $1/12 ½; Andrew Wilson $13/12 ½, James Ferguson $.75; Mrs. Brittian $6.50; Joseph Pierce $37.12 ½; Mrs. Dejarnette $41.81.1/4; Joseph Daniel $4.12 ½; James Nelson $1.12 ½; Edmund Wood $2.00; Henry Turner $3.75; Richard Loveless $3.75; Caleb Gore $11.50; Robert Erwin $9.50; William Reed $4.18 ¾: Widow McWilliams $4.12 ½; Ruthy Ellard $9.68 ¾; William Eubanks $1.50; Allen Earley $10.93 ¾; Thomas Flaherty $1.12 ½; John L. Gill $12.37 ½; David Williams $1.75; William Earley $25.06 ¼; John C. Gillespie $6.50; W.C. Glascoh $3.81 ¼; Thomas D. Armstrong $2.12 1/2; Daniel Watkins $4.25; E.H. Baylis $1.12 ½; Byram C. Goyne; Joseph Gill $3.37 ½; William Childress $32.62 ½; John Reeder $1.75; William coker $38.25; N.F. Randolph’s Estate $12; Lannet Massey $34.18 ¾; John Belcher $49.68 ¾; Jonathan Reed $3.50; James Barton $4.50; Mortimer Jordan $12; William Perkins $1.25; Elizabeth York $9.12 ½; Hillory Adams $1.87 ½; William Sandifer $26.43 ¾; Hugh G. Harper $1.12 ½, William Lacey $1.87 ½; James Wilcox $8.43 ¾; Samuel Monday $47.25; James Redding $22.62 ½; David Carithers $25.12 1/2 ; Willis Eastes $7.12 ½; Robert Bivins $7.00; John Barksdale $10.00; Erwin Montgomery $4.37 ½; Willis Raburn $4.37 ½; James Turner $11.25; Aliena Byars $19.12 1/2; Carter T. Hamilton $16.75; Abner Mitchell $32.43 ¾; Banson Graham $13.25; Jackson Blair $.93 ¾; Joseph H. Cole $3.75: Richmond Townley $10.37 ½; Elias Glenn $ 7.18 ¾; James Bates $4.37 ½; Redmund Bagwell $2.87 ½; John Barton $1.12 ½; David Hefner $8.00: John Harper $52.18 ¾; Abram Woodall $9.25; Martin Young $13.37 ½; John Edmundson $6.50; Claiborne G. Scott $1.25; William F. Orr $81.00; James H. Daniel $2.31 ¼; John Christian $4.50; Thomas Parker $4.62 ½; James Logan $4.00; Nathaniel Self $19.37 ½; William S. Lee $7.81 ¼; John Parker $2.00; Dudley Reavis $2.75; Montgomery Pierce $3.00; Gaines Lee $4.75; Earley A. Brown $51.37 ½; John Cathy $11/75; Jackson Park $.68 ¾; James Payne $8.00; Elizabeth Reece $1.50; Isaac Goolsby $5.25; John Early & Allen Earley $50.00; Marion Wood $2.81 ¼; Jackson Carmichael $5.43 ¾; Allen Cox $31.87 ½; Wiley Bagwell $6.00; Thomas Gore $5.75; Joshua Lacey $2.50; Thomas $.93 ¾; Widow Earley $.25; Catharine Earley $1.75; John Truss $.75; Elam Ware $7.25; Elijah Hudson $1.37 ½; Micajah Jones $5.12 ½; James Williams $2.75; Loven Coker $2.25; Letitia Wade $31.43 ¾; John Pitts $/62 ½;Philip Sanders $3.00;E.B. Sanders $12/56 ¼; William Carson $82.87 ½; Alfred Barksdale $.25; William Speer $.75; Margaret Douthit $15.31 ¼; Samuel Davenport $16.87 ½; Nicholas Starnes $13.87 ½; George Smith $60.00; William Spencer $2.50; Dabney Cooper $.87 ½;Edwin Lee $3.12 ½; John M. Pledger $7.75;John Russell $2.50; Robert Hughes $1.62 ½;Joseph Ferguson $1.00;Willis Young $10.00; Daniel Gillion $2.62 ½, Widow Edmundson $9.43 ¾; John Cunningham $6.31 ¼; Margaret Starnes $47.62 ½; Samuel W. Youngblood $1.62; James Cosby $10.50; William White $1.50; Perry Brittain $4.37 ½; Moses Fields, Sr. $5.00; David Brown $.75; Elizabeth Potter $.62 ½; Valentine Bivins $15.31 ¼; William Dunaho $3.12 ½; James Mann $.75; John Scott $5.00; Edward Strange $7.25; Benjamin R. Wilson $4.50; J.I. Hayden $9.00; Wesley C. Sealy $49.62 ½; John M. Cameron $9.87 ½; Thomas Lynch $60.00; Swagger Lindsey & Co. $11.00; William McWilliams $2.37 ½; John Parsons $5.00; James W. Wade $17.00; George Brown $19.00; James Tarrant $19.00; Jonathan B. Badger $2.75; William Adams, Sr. $10.87 ½; Thomas Hudson $3.37 ½; James Harris $6.37 ½; B.E. Grace $20.00; Melissa McCarty $2.87 ½; James Mudd $27.31 ¼; Thomas D. Johnson $27.50; Richard Austin $9.00; Henry J. Townley $1.18 ¾; Samuel G. Sartin $5.12 ½; William G. Drake $1.00; Charles Stewart $11.00; John B. Daniel $5.00; James Nail $33.50; B.E. Goyne $6.12 ½; William Carmichael $3.81 ¼; Jesse Meeks $.50; Bennet Oldham $27.18 ¾; J. Blackburn $3.00; Thomas Gillespie $7.25; Reid W. Roark $19.25; Clayton Thompson $226.87 ½; William Spradling $11.87 ½; Levi Shackleford $65.12 ½; John A. Merican $29.68 ¾; Widow Gillespie $9.00; James Poteet $3.75; John Brown $6.75; Benjamin Tarrant $7.25; Willis W. Bagley $18.31 ¼; Joseph Alexander $8.00; Zachariah Hagood $79.00; Joel Harris $2.87 ½; William Robinson, Jr. $16.50; Philip Lacey $11.25; Jane Hamilton $98.75; Waddy Edmundson $2.75; Watson McWilliams $13.25; William D. Satterwhite $38.68 ¾; Matthias Ambrose $2.87 ½; William Cowden $2.50; Robert Atwood $1.00; Milton Alexander $1.50; Elijah Cunningham $9.00; Eli Liverman $1.50; James Diffey $1.50; William Banks $32.00; George Henderson $22.18 ¾; William Lawrence $18.93 ¾; Mattias Earley $5.00; James W. Denton $2.75; Jesse Campbell $4.50; Granville Hammock $3.37 ½; Lucy Busby $18.00; Jeptha Shedd $4.50; Craft p. Cooper $2.50; James Black $2.75; W. K. Gill $10.00; John S. Edwards $4.50; James H. Wood $1.50; Elijah Brown $7.00.
NOTES AGAINST: Wiley Bagwell $6.00; Joseph Bishop $10.37 ½; Hillary Adams $3.43 ¾; Adkins & Wade receipt $37.56 ¼; Joseph Daniel $58.18 ¾; Stephen H. Dupuy $80.00; Stephen H. Dupuy $25.00; David L. Poole $20.00; James Payne $4.00; James Redding $95.00; William Statum and Edmund parsons $64.43 ¾; John Scott $22.31 ¼; William S. Statum and Edmund Parsons $64.43 ¾; John Scott $22.31 ¼; William S. Smith $36.00; Carlisle & Harper $13.37 ½; Samuel Carrol $12. 75; David Massey $18.00; John Cooper $5.00; Drayton Nabers $530.00; John Eubanks $11.18 ¾; Samuel S. Earle $54.75; Thomas Ferguson $8.68 ¾; Robert Fields $66.31 ¼; Josiah Cowden $12.37 ½; John Fields $10.00; James Dickinson $44.87 ½; James Cosby $5.25; Watts & Fields $22.00; James Henderson $9.00; Leroy Hodges $3.00; Stephen Wharton $49.00; Flaherty & Kelly $4.00; James w. Ivy $6.68 ¾; Dudley Reavis $43.00; Simpson Robinson $295.00; C.G. Scott $103.68 ¾; Zadoc Shackleford $9.68 ¾; John Christian $39.75; William H. Childress $311.75; W.L. Flaherty $49.50; Thomas Flaherty $30.00; Miss B. Flaherty $12.31 ¼; Andrew Barton $12.56 ¼; E.H. Sanders $1.50; S. Lee $1.40; J.B. Wheatley $20.25; Clinton Watts $22.81 ¼; David pierce $30.00;Obadiah Herndon $3.87; Martin Young $10.00; Hampton Fields $7.00; S.W. Hall $389.25; John Camp $3654.50; Judgments against: Macon Gunter $13.87 ½; Richard McFerrin $19.68; Stewart Crocker $23.87 ½; James T. Brodgen $92.06 ¼; Moses Garrett $34.56; Franklin Thompson $5.00; John Russell $2.50; John Mitchell $6.50; N.A. Penland $3.18 3.4; Allen Killough $2.25; Calloway Bivins $3.25; John G. Aikin $46.00; Stephen Townley and S.S. Earle $20.00; Stephen Townley $36.00; Jesse Hawkins $96.75; John Taylor $5.00; Squire L. Poteet $14.00; Lemiel D. Sanders $15.50; James Wharton $13.68; William P. Glover $19.00; James Carmichael $22.75; Zachariah Staggs $20.00; Nathaniel Hawkins $10.50; Joseph H. Goode $3.00; Drury S. Lacey $10.00; Malinda Townley $21.87 ½; elias M. Dejarnett $47.00; John C. Pitts $6.00; reuben Wade for an amt.; Issac Williams $35.00; Ozias Drake $1.12 ½; John B. Daniel $5.00; John Pierce $9.00; James Carson $24.00; william Carithers $3.50; Riley Pierce $130.00; John R. Goyne $110.00; Granville Hammock $20.00; James p. Smith and Wm. Statum $11.00; John L. Byars $10.00; Elias Wilson $38.00; Allen Whittington $6.00; H.W. Goyne $80.00; Edward l. Sandier $120.00; Wiley Byars $175.00; S.W. Davenport $82.00.
The said firm of Earnest and Montgomery being indebted to different persons and the Bank of Ala. is hereby desirous of liquidating their accounts in the following manner: All persons either principal or securities in the payment of several debts to the Bank of the Sate of Ala. and debts owing to the administrators of estate of Warren Truss, d. to be paid first. Debts to citizens of Jeff. Co., paid 2nd and to apply all the remaining effects towards extinction of the remaining debts in proportion to different amts. 3rd diligence in collection and disbursement of the means placed in said Trustee’s hands in above manner as follows: Bill of Exchange $1500.00, owned by Ala. State Bank, drawn by Nathan Cooper and endorsed by Earnest and Montgomery and G.W. Starnes in one note for $500, payable Ala. State Bank signed by Stephen H. Dupuy, principal, and Abner Killough and Earnest & Montgomery, securities; another note $500, signed Washington Montgomery, principal, and Paschal J. Shackleford and Earnest & Montgomery, securities; another note $500, singed by Jackson Montgomery, principal and Earnest & Montgomery, securities; all of witch notes were executed under bond system for benefit of said Earnest which notes were executed under bond system for benefit of said Earnest & Montgomery, one installment on said notes has been paid; and said Earnest & Montgomery being further indebted to said Ala. State Bank in extension note in the sum of $1800, singed by themselves as principal and Thomas J. Wright and Richard S. Allen, securities; ¼ of which has been paid; another note $300. signed by Abner Mitchell, principal and John Camp and Earnest & Montgomery, securities; another note, $300 in which Jackson Montgomery, principal, and G.W. Starnes and earnest & Montgomery, securities, both of which last notes are wholly due and said Earnest & Montgomery being further indebted to the following named persons as follows: John Truss and Enos Truss, administrators of estate of Warren Truss, d., in the sum of $85; Elijah Brown $430; to McDonald and Bates in about $150 or $200; to Robert J. Hagood and Zachariah Hagood in sum of $1150; to Robert H. Green $300; George Ware $150; Richard Tankersley $375; to the firm of Clute Meade & Co. $1250; firm of Brewster Soloman & Co. $612.10; Ogden Waddington & Co., endorsers of Little Shaw & Co., $1185.15; firm of William M. Tileston & Co. $774; firm of N & H. Weed & Co. two notes in sum of $811.13 each; to Burwell Boykin $500; Comstock and Andrews $479; J & C Gascoigne $550; firm of Halsey, Utter & Co. $570; William Rankin $260; firm of Day Napier & Co. $ 220; firm of Holmes, Whittock & Underdonk $212; J.K. Eyra $134; firm of Stout Ingoldsby & Co. $700. Most of said debts are now due and drawing interest; to Fellows, Wadsworth & Co. in sum of $250; to Richard Kingsland & Co. $100. Wit: Peter Anderson & G.W. Starnes. Dated Oct. 13, 1838. Ack. before Walker K. Baylor, Judge Co. Ct. Oct. 13, 1838. Filed Oct. 13, recorded Oct. 18, 19, 20, and 22, 1838. B.E. Grace Clk. Co. Ct.
CHATTEL MORTGAGE Page 415
JOHN G. NELEMS to John R. Goyne both of Jeff. Co. Ala. Premises. All my household & kitchen furniture consisting of 2 beds & furniture, 1 looking glass, 1 small desk, chairs, table, tableware, cooking utensils, water vessels & C. Whereas Nelems is indebted to Goyne in the sum of $85 and being willing to secure payment of same executes this mortgage. Wt. Jas. Diffey and Riley Pierce. Dated Nov. 21, 1838, ack. before B.E. Grace,
Clk. Co. Ct. Filed Nov. 21, recorded Dec. 17, 1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.
On Feb 18, 1839, John Goyne conveys to his daughter Sally Jordon, wife of Dampsey Jordan, and to their daughters Eliza, Marrett, Porthenia and Julia a slave named Ben about 19 yrs old – and for him to be sold and the proceeds divided among her daughters named once Sally Jordon dies. The deed of gift is acknowledged by John Goyne’s son, J. R. Goyne who is acting as a Justice of the Peace.
DEED OF GIFT Page 32
JOHN GOYNE to Daughter Sally Jordon wife of Dampsey Jordon and her daughters Viz: Eliza, Marretta, Porthenia and Julia, all of Jeff. Co. Ala. Premises. $1.00 Love & affection, 1 Negro boy named Ben age 19 or 20 yrs. for the duration of her life and at her death, to be sold and the proceeds to be equally divided among her four daughters above mentioned. Dated Feb. 18, 1839. Ack. before J.R. Goyne, Justice of the Peace. Feb. 18, 1839. Filed March 4, recorded March 18, 1839, B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.
On Feb 27, 1839, John Goyne gives a slave names Samuel – 11 years old – to his son Erasmus C. Goyne as a deed gift. Additionally, he gives Erasmus a horse, 3 yearlings, 2 cows and a feather bed. The deed of trust is acknowledged by John Goyne’s son, J. R. Goyne acting as Justice of the Peace.
DEED OF TRUST Page 16
JOHN GOYNE to Erasmus C. Goyne both of Jeff. Co. Ala. Love & affection. One Negro boy named Samuel, about eleven years of age, one sorrel horse near three yrs. of age and 3 yearlings, 2 cows and one feather bed. Dated Feb. 27, 1839. Ack. before J.R. Goyne Justice of the Peace. Feb. 27 1839. Filed Feb. 27, recorded March 11, 1839. B.E. Grace Clk. Co. Ct.
On March 16, 1839, John Goyne sells 160 acres to Horatio and Henson Brittian for $800.00. The deed is acknowledged by John Goyne’s son, J. R. Goyne who is acting as Justice of the Peace.
WARRANTY DEED Page 80
JOHN GOYNE to Horatio G.P. Brittian & Henson G. Brittian off of Jeff. Co. $800. 160 acres being the W ½ of SE ¼ of Sec. 2 Tp. 18, & R. 3W. Also the W ½ of SW ¼ & the E ½ of SW ¼ of the same sec. Dated Mar. 16, 1839. Ack. before J.R. Goyne, Justice of Peace. Mar. 16, 1839. Filed & Recorded April 13, 1839. B.E. Grace, Clk. of Co. Ct.
John Goyne Sr (John R. Goyne’s father) writes his will on April 27, 1839, asking his debts to be paid, and then giving the balance of his estate to his wife, Nancy during her life. He also appoints his son John R. Goyne as his executor. He appears to have been ill, and the above conveyances were done in anticipation of his death.
On July 1, 1839, Sheriff M. Kelly holds a Sheriff’s Sale of 160 acres of land to Cader Cooper, with the proceeds to pay for debts on damages owed by John R. Goyne, Dempsey Jordan, John Goyne, and Matthew Click.
SHERIFF’S SALE Page 154
M. KELLY, Sheriff to Cader Cooper, both of Jeff. Co. $100. 160 acres being the NW ¼ Sec. 25, Tp. 18, R. 4W. Whereas, by virtue of 4 writs of fieri facias issued out of Tuscaloosa County Court & to me delivered I was commanded to make of the goods chattels & lands of John Goyne & Dempsey Jordan the sum of $838. debt, & $50.46 damages besides cost, & the sum of $700. debt & $42.16 damages with costs against John R. Goyne & Dempsey Jordan, & the sum of $200. debt, with $10.50 damages with cost against John R. Goyne & John Goyne, & the sum of $689. debt & $39.14 damages & costs, & John R. Goyne, John Goyne, & Matthew Click which the amount the Bank of the State of Alabama recovered against them. Wherein said Kelly did sell above described property. Dated July 1, 1839. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. of Co. Ct. July 1, 1839. Filed July 1, recorded July 11, 1839. B.E. Grace, Clk. of Co. Ct.
On July 2, 1839, Sheriff M. Kelly holds another Sheriff’s Sale of 80 acres of land to Abner Killough, with the proceeds to to towards damages for judgments against John Goyne, Dempsey Jordan, John R. Goyne, and Matthew M. Click.
SHERIFF’S SALE Page 213
M. KELLY, Sheriff, to Abner Killough both of Jeff. Co. $31. 80 acres being the W ½ of the SE ¼ of Sec 2, TP 18 of R 3W. Whereas by 4 writs of fieri facias issued out of the Co. Court of Tuscaloosa Co. wherein I was commanded to make of the goods, lands and chattels of John Goyne and Dempsey Jordan of fi-fa #109 the sum of $838. debt $50.46. Damages and cost on fi-fa #88 the sum of $650 debt $39.14 damages & costs against John R. Goyne and John Goyne and Matthew M. Click and on fi-fa #89 the sum of $700 debt $42.16 damages & cost against John R. Goyne, John Goyne and Dempsey Jordan, and in fi-fa #94 the sum of $200. debt and $10.50 damages with costs against John R. Goyne and John Goyne which the State of Ala. recovered against the said Defendants in the County Court of said County on the 5th day of Feb. 1839. Dated July 2, 1839. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. of Co. Ct July 2, 1839. Filed July 2 recorded Sept. 21, 1839. B.E. Grace, Clk. of Co. Ct.
On July 8, 1839, Sheriff M. Kelly has another Sheriff’s Sale, selling 80 acres of land to Peter Anderson for judgments against Byram C. Goyne, H. W. Goyne, John R. Goyne, Riley Pierce, John G. Nelms, George R. Goyne, James B. Moore, Dempsey Jordan, Mathew M. Click and John Goyne.
SHERIFF’S SALE Page 159-160
M. KELLY Sheriff, to Peter Anderson, both of Jeff. Co. Ala. $401. 80 acres being that part of the SE ¼ of Sec. 9, Tp 18, R. 3W. which lies North of the line running through the center of said quarter section from East to West. It having been so divided between the purchasers themselves. Whereas by 8 writs of Fieri Facias issued out of Jeff. Co. Court & to me issued one of them against Byram C. Goyne, H.W. Goyne, John R. Goyne, & Riley Pierce for the sum of $48.08 damages & $23.11 costs which William Robertson Jr. recovered against them, one other against John R. Goyne for the sum of $15.75 costs which the State of Alabama recovered against him, 2 others each for the sum of $15.28 costs which Matthew M. Click recovered against John G. Nelms, George R. Goyne, H.W. Goyne & James B. Moore 1 other against John R. Goyne & John Goyne for the sum of $210.50 debt & damages & $11.93 ¾ costs which the Bank of the State of Alabama recovered against them. One other against John R. Goyne, John Goyne, & Dempsey Jordan for the sum of $742.16 debt & damages, which the Bank of the State of Alabama recovered against them. One other against John Goyne & Dempsey Jordan for the sum of $888.46 debt & damages & $11.93 ¾ which the Bank of the State of Alabama recovered againt them, one other against John R. Goyne, John Goyne & Matthew M. Click for the sum of $689.14 debt & damages & $11.68 ¾ costs which the Bank of the State of Alabama recovered against them in compliance with said order I did sell above dexcribed property. Dated July 8, 1839. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. of Co. Ct. July 15, 1839. Filed July 15, recorded July 16, 1839. B.E. Grace, Clk. of Co. Ct.
On August 3, 1839, the family asks for letters of administration at court in Jefferson County, AL, advising the court that John Goyne had died “more than 3 months past”, which places his death some time between the date he wrote his will on April 27, 1839 to May 2, 1839.
Will of John Goyne
The State of Alabama
Recorded in Will Record 1818-1840 page 227.
To all to whom these presents shall come; know ye that I John Goyne of the County and State aforesaid, being in a low state of health, but possessing a sound and disposing mind and memory; And being disirous to settle my worldly affairs and to dispose of my property by will, as to me secureth most correct, and proper, do hereby make, publish and declare the following as my last will and testament, towit, In the first place I will and desire that all my just debts, be paid. Secondly, After the payment of all my just debts, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Nancy Goyne, during her life all the balance of my property which may be left after my just debts are satisfied both real ad personal.
And in the third and last place, I appoint my beloved son John R. Goyne, my executor to execute this my last will and testament.
In testimony whereof I the said John Goyne, have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 27th day of April in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine, and 63rd year of American Independence.
John Goyne (seal)
Signed sealed published and declared in our presence as the last will and testament of John Goyne.
J. H. Goode
J. W. Byars
R. M. Montgomery
On September 20, 1839, John Goyne of Jefferson County receives a land grant of 40 acres in Jefferson County, AL.
On September 20, 1839 John R. Goyne receives a land grant of 39 acres in Jefferson County, Alabama.
On September 20, 1839, Nathan Byars, assignee of John R. Goyne of Jefferson County, Alabama receives 80 acres of land in Jefferson County, AL.
The 1840 US Census, in Jefferson County, shows “John B Goyne” [John R Goyne] as head of household in that county and lists the approximate ages of those living in that household.
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Jefferson, Alabama
Free White Persons – Males – Under 5: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 5: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 20 thru 29: 1
No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 5
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 7
Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 7
On January 7, 1840, Sheriff M. Kelly holds another Sheriff’s sale, selling 120 acres to George Worthington and Fracis D. Nabors, and using the proceeds to pay debts owed by a Stephen Wharton – debts owed to John R. Goyne assignee of John G. Nelson, endorsee of George Worthington, also for James Barton, endorsee of James Dickinson.
SHERIFF’S SALE Page 331-332
M. KELLY, Sheriff to George Worthington & Francis D. Nabers, all of Jeff. Co., Ala. $385. 120 acres being the W½ of SE¼, Tp. 17, & NW¼ of NE¼, Sec. 20, Tp. 18, R3-W, same lands on which Moses G. Fields now lives. By virtue of 4 writs fieri facias, 2 ussued by Clerk Co. Court of Tuscaloosa, Ala. vs. Stephen Whorton in favor of Jonathan Steel in the sum of $102.32 together with $12.37 costs, also $109.06 together with $12.37 costs in favor of Steel & Adkins, also 2 other writs issued by Clerk Cir. Court, Tuscaloosa, Ala. vs. Stephen Wharton in favor of John R. Goyne assignee of John G. Nelson, endorsee of George Worthington in sum of $133.31 together with $6.18½ costs, also in favor of James Barton, endorsee of James Dickinson in the sum of $91.68 together with $8.62½ costs vs. Stephen Wharton. Whereas in want of goods & chattels, M. Kelly Sheriff did levy on & sell estate of Stephen Wharton to satisfy above judgments. Dated Jan. 7, 1840. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. of Co. C. per Joab Bagley, Deputy, Mar. 24, 1840. Filed Mar. 24, recorded Mar. 31, 1840. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. per Joab Bagley, Deputy.
On January 31, 1840, a Commisioner’s Sale was held of 80 acres for $1606. It appears from the wording that the land was Stripling Byars, dec’d, and the proceeds were given to John R. Goyne and Cader Cooper (who were husbands of two of Stripling Byars’ daughters). The land was sold to a Thomas W. Rockett. The transaction was acknowledged by J. R. Goyne, Justice of the Peace.
COMMISSIONER’S SALE Page 429
JOHN MARTIN, THOMAS CARROL AND Lewis Nabors, Commissioners to John R. Goyne & Cader Cooper, all of Jeff. Co., Ala. $1606. 80 acres being all that certain tract of land known & described as all that part of S.E.¼, Sec. 9, Tp. 18, R. 3W. which lies on S. side of a line running through the center of said quarter Sec. from E. to W. containing 80 acres. Whereas at a special term of Orphans Ct. of Jeff. Co., the above named Commissioners were appointed to sell the within described lands belonging to estate of Stripling Byars (Dec’d) and in pursuance of said appointment & authority vested, we did sell etc. all of which having been reported to said Ct. & by said Ct. received & confirmed, said Ct. did decree & order that we the Commissioners should make title to the purchasers, we the Commissioners, by virtue of authority aforesaid convey unto Thomas W. Rockett by order of Cader Cooper the above described land. Dated Jan. 31, 1840. Ack. before J.R. Goyne Justice of the Peace, Jan. 31, 1840. Filed July 25, recorded July 28, 1840. B.E. Grace, Clerk Co. Ct.
On December 8, 1840, Sheriff M. Kelly conveyed a Sheriff’s Deed of land to George Worthington for money applied towards a judgment and costs that Smith & Prince obtained against John Goyne.
SHERIFF’S DEED Page 152-153
M. KELLY, Sheriff to George Worthington, both of Jeff. Co., Ala. $7.62 ½ The S ½ of the SE¼ of SW¼, of Sec. 23, Tp. 18, R. 4W. Whereas by virtue of a writ of Fieri Facias issued from the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Jeff. Co., Ala., and to me delivered in favor of Smith & Prince against John Goyne, the sum of $55.75 damages, and $17.68 3/4 costs which Smith & Prince, recovered against John Goyne, in the Circuit Court. In compliance with the law in such cases, this sale is made. Dated Dec. 8, 1840. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. July 21, 1841. Filed & recorded July 21, 1841. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.
By 1843, it appears that John R. Goyne may have moved to Kemper County, Mississippi with his brothers Erasmus C. Goyne and Andrew C. Goyne, along with other Goyne families. The Mississippi State tax rolls show John Goines in Kemper County by 1843, and John R. Goyne, Erasmus Goyne, and A C Goyne in 1845. Several Goyne family members continue to show up on the Kemper County, Mississippi tax rolls through 1852.
1843 Kemper Co, MS taxrolls – W W Gowins,
John Goins, Wm H. Gewin, Thos Gewin,
Thos Gewin, Wm H. Gewin, John Goines
Wiley W. Goynes
1844 Kemper Co, MS – with W W Goynes and B C Goynes on tax rolls
1845 Kemper Co, MS – with W W Goynes, John R. Goynes, B C Goynes, Erasmus Goynes, and A C Goynes on tax rolls
1846 Kemper Co, MS – with W W. Goyne on tax roll
John Goyne, B C Goyne, and Erasmus Goyne on tax roll
W W Goynes, John Goynes, B C Goynes, and Erasmus Goynes on tax roll
1847 Kemper County, MS – with John Goyne, John R. Goyne, Erasmus Goyne, and W W Goyne on tax roll
B C Goyne is on the previous page same 1847 Kemper Co, MS tax roll
On July 4, 1849, John R. Goyne’s brother, Harrison W. Goyne, dies in Texas.
In 1850 the US Census in Kemper, MS shows John Goyne age 41, b. 1809 in Georgia as head of household: Family Number: 566
John Goyne 41
Elizabeth Goyne 35
Harrison Goyne 17
William Goyne 16
Adeline Goyne 13
John Goyne 10
Nancy Goyne 9
James Goyne 7
Sefina Goyne 8
George Goyne 2
The 1850 US Census in Kemper County, MS shows John R. Goyne’s brother, 30 yr old Erasmus Goynes a farmer born in “North Carolina” (actually where his father John Goyne Sr was likely born – or possibly he was born there while visiting relatives, etc. Erasmus C. Goyne’s family was living in Georgia at that time though). The Census also shows Erasmus C. Goyne’s 27 yr old wife Anna born in Alabama, his 14 year old daughter Ellen, 12 year old son John, 8 year old daughter Susan, 5 year old son “Sam” (This actually must be son Jefferson Goyne – possibly he had a middle name of Samuel). Also, his brother, 38 year old Andrew C. Goyne (listed as A. C. Goyne) is living with Erasmus C. Goyne.
John R. Goyne also living in Kemper County, MS according to the 1850 US Census in Kemper County, MS, and next door to John R. Goyne is a Charles Diffie.
In 1851, John R. Goyne’s brother, Andrew C. Goyne is stabbed in the neck and killed by a man named Spear. One account of the murder indicates that after he was killed, a brother of his (a brother of Andrew C. Goyne), along with a man named Diffey, retaliated by shooting and killing Spear (see: Book: The Chisolm massacre: a picture of “home rule” in Mississippi By James Monroe Wells, p. 26:) “This terrible tragedy was soon followed by another, more appalling. A man named Tyson assaulted Mr. Spear with a hoe, while in a field at work. Spear was thus slain and his head beaten to a jelly. One of the Spears then killed a man by the name of Goins; stabbed him with a knife in the town of DeKalb. Satisfied with nothing short of a bloody vengeance, a brother of the murdered Goins, aided by a man named Diffey, killed Spear. They shot him from the bushes while Spear was at his supper.” (See Andrew C. Goyne‘s page for more information).
In 1860 the US Census in Veasey, Drew Co, Ark shows “John B Goynes” (actually John R. Goyne), 50 yrs old, b. abt 1810 born in Georgia, with is wife and children.
Post Office: Lacy
Family Number: 627
John B Goynes 50
Elizebeth Goynes 48
Nancy E Goynes 17
James Goynes 15
Selina Goynes 13
George Goynes 11
Jefferson Goynes 8
The 1860 US Census in Drew County, Arkansas also shows a 24 year old William Goyne and his family, who I believe is Andrew C. Goyne’s oldest son, William R. Goyne.
Also in the same area of Drew County, Arkansas, the 1860 US Census in Drew County, Arkansas has John R. Goyne’s 35 year old brother, E. C. Goynes (Erasmus C. Goyne), a farmer born in Alabama. With him is his wife Sara age 35, and son Jefferson age 13, daughter Frances age 11, son Urastus age 10, daughter Emily age 8, and daughter Martha age 2 all living in the same household.
The 1870 US Census in Beat 3, Lamar County, Texas shows John Gowins (John R. Goyne) age 64 b. abt 1806 in Alabama, living with his wife and two of his children.
Post Office: Paris
John Gowins 64
Elizabeth Gowins 58
Selina Gowins 23
Jefferson Gowins 17
Several of the Goyne families moved to Lamar County, Texas. The following Goyne households in Lamar County, Texas consist of: houshold number, name, age, year birth, sex, race, place born:
Pages 22 and 26 on Ancestry.com:
167 Gowins Jefferson 22 1848 Male White Mississippi
167 Gowins Susan 19 1851 Female White Texas
167 Gowins Eva ??/12 Female White Texas
168 Gowins James 25 1845 Male White Mississippi
168 Gowins Ruthe 18 1852 Female White Missouri
168 Gowins Albert 2/12 1870 Male White Texas
170 Gowins John 64 1806 Male White Ala
170 Gowins Elizabeth 58 1812 White Ala
170 Gowins Selina 23 1847 Female White Mississippi
170 Gowins Jefferson 17 1853 Male White Mississippi
171 Wilson Joel R 25 1845 Male White Mississippi
171 Wilson Adaline 32 1838 Female White Ala
171 Wilson John R 16 1854 Male White Mississippi
171 Gowins George W 19 1851 Male White Mississippi
195 Gowen Erasmus C 48 1822 Male White Ala
195 Gowen Sarah 48 1822 Female White Ala
195 Gowen Erastus 16 1854 Male White Mississippi
195 Gowen Emily 13 1857 Female White Mississippi
195 Gowen James 11 1859 Male White Arkansas