1826/27 abt. John E. Goings m. Elizabeth McGill of Mississippi and then Drew Co, Ark (Y2)

John E. Goings b. abt. 1828 m. Elizabeth McGill b. 1830 – d. 1892

Parents:

  • Drury B. Goyen b. abt 1800 – d.  abt 1848 m Elizabeth (unknown but possibly Chisholm maiden name of spouse)

Children of John E. Goings and Elizabeth McGill:

  • Nancy Catherine Goins b. 1850 – d. 1924
  • Mary Elizabeth Goings b. 1852 – d. 1930
  • James M. Goings b. 1855 – d. 1896
  • C C Going b. 1857
  • Robert M. Goings b. 1857 – d. 1909
  • Benjamin Franklen Goings b. 1860
  • John C. Goings b. 1860
  • James J. Going b. 1862

Married 2nd to Martha J. Going b. 1859

Child of John E. Goings and Martha J. Goings:

  • Anna Lee Going b. 1879

Siblings:

  • John E. Going – 1826/27 abt – ? m Elizabeth McGill (evidence strongly suggests Drury is father)
  • William W. Goyen – 1828/29 abt-1864 m Sarah Martha Bell (confirmed child of Drury B. Goyen)
  • Ann Eliza Going – 1829 abt – 1894 m. Jason Fish  (evidence strongly suggests Drury is father)
  • Theodocia Elvira Goyen – 1830 abt – 1916 m. Abraham Smith Davis 1810-1859, and then m. Thomas A. Avens 1809-1881 – no children (T. E. Going and T. D. Going are the same person as she was often called “Docea” – short for Theodocia).
  • Nancy Chisholm Goyen – 1840 – 1922 m. Robert Neely Provine

Possible Siblings:

  • Thomas B. Goyne – b. abt 1825 (It is possible this is Drury Goyen’s oldest child – it appears this Thomas B. Goyne is either the child of Drury B. Goyne, or is a cousin –  Possibly a child of James Goyne b. abt 1777 (James Goyne was a child of Drury Goyen b. 1749).
  • Unk – (father Drury’s state census reports indicated he had 9 children, unknown name though – its also possible that they did not live to adulthood – not enough information – but shoulds still be on lookout for additional siblings)
  • Unk – (father Drury’s state census reports indicated he had 9 children, unknown name though – its also possible that they did not live to adulthood – not enough information – but shoulds still be on lookout for additional siblings)

FACTS and SOURCES: 

Father, Drury B. Goyen was living in York County, South Carolina according to the 1830 US Census when William W. Goyen would have been a young child.  At this time Drury B. Goyen was living with his wife, and 2 sons under the age of 5 (William W. Goyen b. abt. 1827-29, and John E. Going b. abt. 1827-29), and 1 daughter under the age of 5 (Ann Eliza Going b. abt 1829).

1830 US Census – Name: Drury Goings
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): York, South Carolina
Free White Persons – Males – Under 5: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons – Females – Under 5: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 20 thru 29: 1
Slaves – Males – Under 10: 1
Slaves – Females – 24 thru 35: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 3
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 5
Total Slaves: 2
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 7
Year: 1830; Census Place: York, South Carolina; Series: M19; Roll: 173; Page: 359; Family History Library Film: 0022507
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29701662?h=43e708

By 1837 – 1839 Drury B. Goyen appears to have moved and obtained land grants in Pickens County, Alabama – near where several Goyen (several spelling their names Goyne or Going) aunts, uncles and cousins had already settled.  He and his family lives in the Pickens County, Alabama area until at least the mid 1840s.

Alabama MAP of Ranges and Townships

(Plat Map of Alabama with Drury B. Goyen’s 1837-1839 grants marked in Pickens County, Alabama – showing proximity to Lowndes County, Mississippi – where he appears next). (Click to Enlarge).

1839 June 21 – Joseph P. Prince v. Drury Gowings
In Chancery
The Answer of Drury Gowing, Guardian Ad Litem of William W. Gowings a minor to the Bill of Interpleader of Abram S Humphries the complainant. This Defendant answering to himself all right of exception to ch. said Bill of Interpleader for answer thereto saith that about the year 1824 or 1825 as he is informed and verily believe, one John Fernandes then a resident Citizen of Union District South Carolina purchased for Elizabeth Gowings at present the wife of the said Defendant & mother of the said William W. Gowing but who was then Elizabeth Smith a certain negro girl by the name of Milley then not more than 13 or 14 years of age.
And this Defendant further answering saith that the money with which said negro was purchased belonged (as he is informed & verily believes) to the said wife of this Defendant then Elizabeth Smith.
And whilst she was single and unmarried and the heir of her body, this Defendant further answering saith that he is informed and verily believes that the title to said negro Milley was by said John Farnandes vested in the said Elizabeth Smith and the heirs of her body as the money with which she had been purchased had been obtained from the sale of a negro which had been given to the said Elizabeth Smith and the heirs of her body by her father John Smith some years before.
This Defendant further answering saith that about the first of January AD 1839 that Abram S Humphries who had interpleaded in Ch Co. purchased from the said Elizabeth at that time the wife of this Defendant and the mother of the said William W. Gowing the said negro Milley and her three children Anthony about 6 years old, Maria about 4 years, and Willis about 2 years for the sum of 2000 dollars.
This Defendant further saith that 1100 dollars of this aforesaid sum was appropriated by the said Abram S Humphries by and with the consent of the said Elizabeth on the 19th day of January AD 1839 to the purchase of a certain negro woman by the name of Sarah and her two children Fayette and Oscar from one Olivia Clark then a citizen of the County of Winston in the State of Mississippi. All of which will more fully appear by reference to Exhibit marked A and which this Defendant prays may be made a part of his answer.
This Defendant further answering saith that a short time after this purchase of the last-mentioned slaves that said Abram S Humphries paid over to the said Elizabeth about four hundred dollars and a short term afterwards, some two or three hundred dollars more as this Defendant is informed and verily believes.
This Defendant further answering saith that the said Elizabeth being willing and anxious to secure to the heirs of her body as large a share as she could from the proceeds of the sale of the aforesaid negroes Milley and her three children requested the said Abram S Humphries to make and deliver to her minor son William W. Gowing a promissory note for the balance due from him on the purchase of the said Milley and her three children – which request was carried into effect by the said Abram S Humphries executing & delivering the note now in suit in the Circuit Court of Lowndes County, Mississippi wherein William W. Gowing by his next friend Drury Gowing (who is the Defendant) is Plaintiff and the said Abram S Humphries is Defendant.
This Defendant further answering saith that it was to arrest the progress of the aforesaid suit at law that the said Abram S. Humphries has interpleaded and restrained all further proceedings in said court.
This Defendant further answering saith that the negroes purchased as above mentioned by the said Abram S Humphries from the said Olivia Clark for the said Elizabeth & the heirs of her body are all that is left to the said Elizabeth & the heirs of her body of the aforesaid sum of 2000 dollars given by said Humphries for the said Milley and her three children except the amount now due on said not in suit – and that if said William W. Gowings is deprived of said sum of money that manifest injustice will be done him.
This Defendant further answering saith that the said Joseph P. Prince who now claims the amount of said note from said Abram S Humphries as garnishee should not in Equity and good conscience be permitted to have or possess the same as the said money belongs not to this Defendant but to the said William W. Gowing who is one of the minor heirs of the said Elizabeth Gowings.
This Defendant therefore prays that your Honor will protect & guard the interests of the said William W. Gowing from this and all other attempts to divest him of his just rights in the premises.
All of which matters and things this Defendant is ready and willing to aver, maintain, and prove as this Honorable Court shall direct & humbly prays to be ___ dismissed with his reasonable costs & charges in this behalf most wrongfully sustained.
Signed: Ace-Gray, Solicitors for Deft.
Note on last page: I have withdrawn Exhibit No. A from the papers to have it recorded in the Probate Clerks office of Lowndes County, Miss, August 11, 1842. A.S. Humphries.
Files Notes at top of Page: 3916 and 5251
Sheet 6, image b: indicates this is recorded in Book 24, Page 242, File 84.
Sheet 1, image a: Officer of Court v. Joseph P. Prince: indicated the case was dismissed on the 5th day of April 1842. No property found in the County on which to levy … 3916, 49 (Note: Drury Gowing won the suit and was attempting to collect his costs against Joseph P. Prince – who apparently had no property in the county)
Sheet 1, image b: State of Mississippi, Lowndes County – To the Sheriff of Lowndes County: Greeting, We command you, that the goods and chattles, lands and tenements of Joseph P Prince, late of your County, you cause to be made the sum of 25 dollars and 01 cents which Drury Gowing lately in our Circuit Court, hath recovered against him for costs about his defence in a certain action, at the suit of the said J P Prince. Whereof the said J P Prince is convicted as appears to us of record; and that you have the said moneis before the judge of our said court on the First Monday of October next, to render to the said Gowing use of Officers of Court for their costs aforesaid, – and have then there this writ. June 1st, 1842. Signed Sterling H Lester, Clerk. by Chas R Jordan.
Lowndes County, Mississippi. Circuit Court Records. Drury Gowing’s Answer: Case Number: CC3916-02b sheet 07, images a through e.  (NOTE: Ambram S. Humphries is Elizabeth Smith’s 1st cousin. Elizabeth Smith’s father John Smith and Abram S. Humphries mother Mary Smith were siblings (brother and sister). John Smith married Nancy Chisholm and Elizabeth Smith, the wife of Drury Gowing, is their daughter, and Mary Smith married John Jefferson Humphries, and Abram S. Humphries is their son).  (ALSO NOTE: John Farnandes mentioned in this answer is the son of Henry Farnandes who was sold some of Adam Chisholm decd’s land back in Union County, SC. Nancy Chisholm is the daughter of Adam Chisholm – Nancy Chisholm married John Smith – and Elizabeth Smith is their daughter – she is the wife of Drury B. Goyen/Gowing in this document … The Smiths, Humphries, Goings, Davis, Chisholms, and Alexanders  – all moved to the Pickens County, Alabama and Lowndes County, Mississippi area in the 1830s about the same time – and were related by marriage to one another). 

3) In 1843 Thomas B. Goyne had moved to Lowndes County, Mississippi according to Mississippi State tax records (just across the border from Pickens County, Alabama). Mississippi County Tax Roll Archives – Lowndes County – p. 21 and p. 22:  https://da.mdah.ms.gov/series/osa/s1202/lowndes/1843-personal-and-additional/detail/330214

(Note:  Thomas B Goyne is likely Drury B. Goyen’s cousin – Thomas B Goyne b. abt 1815-1821 is probably the son of Thomas B. Goyne b. 1789-95 living in Tuscaloosa Co, AL, or the son of James Goyne b. abt 1777 who’s widow Elizabeth Goyne moved to Tuscaloosa, AL shortly after his death in 1838 – both were uncles of Drury B. Goyen).  See Tuscaloosa Co, AL records:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/alabama-tuscaloosa-county/ ; and see James Goyne b. abt 1777’s page:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1777-james-going-m-elizabeth-cook/ ; and see Thomas B. Goyne b. abt 1789-95 page:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1789-thomas-baxter-going/ ; and see Thomas B. Goyne b. abt 1815-21’s page:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1821-thomas-b-goyne-mississippi-louisiana-texas/  ).

The 1845 Lowndes County, Miss. Census and tax rolls show Drury Goings with 6 females and 5 males in his household. (possibly 5 daughters and 4 sons, including William W. Goyen).Mississippi County Tax Roll Archives – Lowndes County – p.80:  https://da.mdah.ms.gov/series/osa/s1202/lowndes/1845-personal/detail/329815

1845 Lowndes County Taxes showing Drury Goyne and Thos Goyne number of people in households

5) By 1846 Drury B. Gowens has moved to Oktibbeha County, and shows up on the Oktibbeha County, Mississippi tax rolls. Mississippi County Tax Roll Archives – Oktibbeha  County – p. 13:  https://da.mdah.ms.gov/series/osa/s1202/oktibbeha/1846-personal/detail/314450

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY, MS: 

Locations of Going / Goyen lands and related families in Oktibbeha County, MS:

(SEE Martha Elizabeth Goyen’s page – oldest child of William W. Goyen):  Click Here:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/1854-martha-elizabeth-goyen/

(Note: The following map shows two of the lots purchased by Ethridge M. Fish to be directly next door to both William W. Goyen and his brother John E. Going in Oktibbeha County, MS.   A “Jason Fish” married Anne Elizabeth Going/Goyen – (she is the sister of William W. Goyen and John E. Going).   Jason Fish and Anne Elizabeth Going Fish moved to Drew County, Arkansas before 1860 – so did Anne’s brother John E. Going):

12) The above Ethridge M Fish appears to have likely been a brother or uncle to Elias Fish – father of Jason S Fish.  Elias Fish must have moved out of Oktibbeha prior to the 1850 US Census.

(See also):   Jason S Fish biography indicates he moved to Drew County, Arkansas in 1856 from Oktibbeha Co, MS:   “Janson S. Fish is one of Lincoln County’s leading citizens, and was born in Fairfield District, S. C., on august 23, 1826, being the son of Elias and Cynthia (McKance) Fish, native of New York and South Carolina, respectively. The father came from South Carolina, and after his marriage moved first to Georgia, and later to Alabama, then to Mississippi, back to Georgia, and finally to Texas about 1855, where he died. Janson spent his school days in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, and when twenty-one years old commenced farming for himself. he located in Arkansas in 1856, on the farm where he now resides. He entered 160 acres of land, and after clearing it thoroughly, began a system of improvement and cultivation that does great credit to his superior judgment. he has severed several terms as justice of the peace. During the late war he served in the Confederate army, and was dismissed at Marshall, Tex., May 5, 1865, after engaging in many of the chief battle and undergoing the hardships and deprivations necessary to a soldier’s life. January 20, 1848 he married Miss Ann Goings, daughter of Drew and Elizabeth Goings, and of its union were born eleven children, nine of whom are still living: Evelyn E., Charles A., John W., Samuel J., Eugene A., H. M., Mary J., Mattie Ann and Joseph E. Seven of the family belong to the Missionary Baptist Church, of which the father is a deacon. One of the boys, J. W. is a Baptist preacher.” https://sites.rootsweb.com/~arlincol/goodspeed.html

14) 1848 July 14 – Fish fr Houston etal – Deed bk 6, p 567
… between Elias Fish and Cynthia Fish his wife of the County of Oktibbeha and State of Mississippi of the one part and Robert F Houston, Matthew C Houston and Luther J Houston of Sumpter County and State of Alabama of the other part … Elias Fish and Cynthia his wife for and in consideration of the sum of $300 dollars to them in hand paid by the said Robert F Houston, Matthew C Houston and Luther T Houston their heirs executors and administrators by these presents have granted … unto the said Robert F Houston, Matthew C Houston, Luther G Houston … tract of land … in the County of Itawamba and State of Mississippi … the NW quarter of Section 32 in TS 7 of R10E … subj to sale at Pontotoc MS containing 160 acres and 15/100ths of an acre granted to Elias Fish by the United States … 1843 … Signed: Elias Fish, Cynthia Fish. Itawamba Co, MS. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSL5-89S2-9?i=597&cat=250498

1849 Feb 10 – Thos B Goyne and John E Goyne with post to pick up in Columbus MS
Columbus Democrat., February 10, 1849, Image 2
About Columbus Democrat. (Columbus, Miss.) 18??-18??
https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83016867/1849-02-10/ed-1/seq-2/

1849 Feb 17 – Thos B Goyne and John E Goyne with post to pick up in Columbus MS
Columbus Democrat., February 17, 1849, Image 3
About Columbus Democrat. (Columbus, Miss.) 18??-18??
https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83016867/1849-02-17/ed-1/seq-3/

Ann Eliza Going married Jason Fish, and lived in Oktibbeha Co, Miss at the same time as William W. Goyen.  The 1850 US Census has her living with her husband Jason Fish in Mississippi, and their baby.  Also living with her is John E. Going – who appears to be her brother – which makes him William W. Goyen’s brother as well.

1850 United States Federal Census
Name: John Gowins
Gender: Male, Race: White
Age: 22, Birth Year: abt 1828
Birthplace: South Carolina
Home in 1850: Oktibbeha, Mississippi, USA
Occupation: Farmer
Industry: Agriculture
Line Number: 28, Dwelling Number: 490, Family Number: 490
Household Members Age
Jason S Fish 22
Ann Fish 21
Robert Fish 1
John Gowins 22
Year: 1850; Census Place: Oktibbeha, Mississippi; Roll: 379; Page: 291a
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29722945?h=bdad80

1850 US Census Goyen living in Oktibbeha County Miss (2)

(1850 US Census in Oktibbeha Co, Miss, with Jason S. Fish age 22, Ann Fish (Ann Eliza Going) age 21, Robert Fish age 1, and John Gowins age 22).

John E. Going’s future wife, Elizabeth McGill is living in Oktibbeha Co, MS with the Reynolds family according to the 1850 US Census. Elizabeth McGill’s mother, Elizabeth Jane Montgomery who first married William Reynolds who died in 1817. She then married Elizabeth McGill’s father, James McGill in 1820. Malcolm Reynolds, who she is living with in 1850, is her older brother – half-brother.

The McGill family is close with the Bell, McKell, Montgomery, and Wiseman families in Fairfield, South Carolina – all appear to have come over from Northern Ireland in the 1760s – several on the same ship. Others on the same page are James McKell age 35 and family from SC – the McKell’s had connections with Hugh Bell’s family in Fairfield, South Carolina.  Also on the page is Hugh Bell’s first cousin, David Bell age 31 also from South Carolina.  Interesting that John E. Going appears to have married into the same clan of friends as his brother William W. Goyen (who married Sarah Martha Bell – daughter of Hugh Bell).

1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Elizabeth McGill
Gender: Female, Race: White
Age: 20, Birth Year: abt 1830
Birthplace: Georgia
Home in 1850: Oktibbeha, Mississippi, USA
Line Number: 1, Dwelling Number: 97, Family Number: 97
Household Members Age
Macomb H Reynolds 38
Lucinda Reynolds 35
Mary Reynolds 10
Sarah Reynolds 8
Francis Reynolds 7
Nancy Reynolds 5
Martha Reynolds 3
Caroline Reynolds 1
Elizabeth McGill 20
Year: 1850; Census Place: Oktibbeha, Mississippi; Roll: 379; Page: 263a
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29723011?h=9a1ebb

1850 US Census in Oktibbeha Co with Elizabeth McGill and McKell family and David Bell family

1850 US Census in Oktibbeha Co with Elizabeth McGill and McKell family and David Bell family

We also know from “Goodspeed History of Lincoln Co, Arkansas”  the following:  “Janson S. Fish is one of lincoln County’s leading citizens, and was born in Fairfield District, S. C., on august 23, 1826, being the son of Elias and Cynthia (McKance) Fish, native of New York and South Carolina, respectively. The father came from South Carolina, and after his marriage moved first to Georgia, and later to Alabama, then to Mississippi, back to Georgia, and finally to Texas about 1855, where he died. Janson spent his school days in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, and when twenty-one years old commenced farming for himself. he located in Arkansas in 1856, on the farm where he now resides. He entered 160 acres of land, and after clearing it thoroughly, began a system of improvement and cultivation that does great credit to his superior judgment. he has severed several terms as justice of the peace. During the late war he served in the Confederate army, and was dismissed at Marshall, Tex., May 5, 1865, after engaging in many of the chief battle and undergoing the hardships and deprivations necessary to a soldier’s life. January 20, 1848 he married Miss Ann Goings, daughter of Drew and Elizabeth Goings, and of its union were born eleven children, nine of whom are still living: Evelyn E., Charles A., John W., Samuel J., Eugene A., H. M., Mary J., Mattie Ann and Joseph E. Seven of the family belong to the Missionary Baptist Church, of which the father is a deacon. One of the boys, J. W. is a Baptist preacher.”  http://www.argenweb.net/lincoln/goodspeed.html#Janson%20S.%20Fish

Additional information is found on Don McKinney’s website.   Don shared the following photos of Ann Going and Jason Fish

Ann Eliza Goings info on Don McKinney's website

Jason Fish and Ann GoingsAnn Eliza Goings

http://don.mckinney.tripod.com/jasonfish.html

John E. Going (John E. Goen) is listed on the 1856 Oktibbeha County, Mississippi State Census report side by side, on same page with William W. Goyen  (W. W. Goen). https://da.mdah.ms.gov/series/osa/s1202/oktibbeha/1856-personal/detail/376352#dtop

William W. Goens or Goyen on 1856 Oktibbeha Miss taxes with John E Goens too

(1856 Oktibbeha County, Miss tax report with W. W. Goen adjacent to John E. Goen: https://da.mdah.ms.gov/series/osa/s1202/oktibbeha/1856-personal/detail/376352#dtop (image 11).

1855 Sept 5 – John E Gowens and wife Elizabeth to Barney Pearson, the State of Mississippi, Oktibbeha County. Deed of Conveyance. John E. Gowens and Elizabeth Gowens his wife for $600 paid by Barney Pearson, convey unto Barney Pearson (description of land hard to read) S 1/2 of SW 1/4 of S10, T19, Range 13. Signed: John E Gowings, Elizabeth Goens. Recorded Oct 10, 1855. Oktibbeha Co, MS.  Deed bk 11, pg 526, Oktibbeha Co, MS
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVB-2F7V?i=641&cat=254636

1856 Oktibbeha Co MS taxroll – (image 11)
John E Goens 
W W Goens
https://da.mdah.ms.gov/series/osa/s1202/oktibbeha/1856-personal/detail/376352#dtop

1856 Feb 9 – Stephen E Nash and wife Maria convey land to John E Goins, for $400 paid by John E. Goins … convey the South West quarter of section No 31, in Township No 20, of Range 13 in said county … Signed: S. E. Nash. Maria I Nash, wife of S E Nash, relinquished her dower on Feb 9, 1856. Proved up on Feb 11, 1856. Recorded March 22, 1856, bk 12, pg 104. Oktibbeha Co, MS
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVB-2ZSD?i=58&cat=254636

1857 Nov 14 – Stephen E Nash and wife Maria convey land to William W. Goyen $441 paid by William W Goyen, convey the South West quarter of Section No 32 in Township No 20 of Range No 13 in Oktibbeha Co, MS … Signed: S. E. Nash. Maria I. Nash, wife of S. E. Nash, relinquished her dower on Nov 14, 1857. Proved up in court on Nov 20, 1857. Recorded Nov 20, 1857. Deed bk 11, pg 534. Oktibbeha Co, MS
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSVB-2XBM?i=645&cat=254636

1859 Sept 20: John E Goins and Elizabeth Goins his wife, and William Crop for $280 dollars paid by William H Cropp (or Cross), convey the Southwest quarter of Section 31 Township 20 North of Range 13 East containing 160 acres … Signed: John E Goings, Marget E Goings (her X mark) bk 14, p 53. Oktibbeha Co, MS.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C3Q8-T97X-H?i=32&cat=254636 ,
https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/254636?availability=Family%20History%20Library  (Index) bk 14, p 53

1859 Estate Distribution out of Abraham Smith Davis decd’s estate: 1859-1862:  William W. Goyen is ADMIN of A S DAVIS, DECD ESTATE: (Of note, John E Goins, Hugh Bell, and William Cross, along with the other admin named John E. Davis, are all mentioned in the following records regarding the admin of A S Davis, decd’s estate):

1860 May 7 – William W. Goins admr of estate of A D Davis (or A S Davis)- No. 314. p. 335-336
W W Goins and John E Davis administrators – 1st annual acct.
1859 disbursements noted to:
John E. Goins, Pig Cromwell, Chapman and Seely, Thomas Ward, Wm McCreight, James Ross, John M Moseley, James Gillespie, Mat Ames, S Milton, J M Rogers, Cross and Suddoth …
Signed: J E Davis, W W Goins, admrs.
SALE of A D Davis intest estate included the following purchasers: A W Miller, Squire Clark, Hugh Bell, A W Miller, P Cromwell. Signed: W W Goins.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99QX-789T?i=173&wc=M7MK-3P8%3A344538001%2C344782201&cc=2036959&cat=242852

By 1860, Ann Eliza Going Fish moves to Arkansas with her family, and so does John E. Going.Ann Eliza Going and Jason Fish in Drew County, Ark 1860 US Census

(1860 US Census – Drew Co, Ark – J S Fish and wife E A Fish)

John E. Going had also moved to Drew County, Arkansas by 1860 – along with sister Ann Eliza Going and her husband Jason S. Fish and their family.

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: J E Goings
Age: 32, Birth Year: abt 1828
Gender: Male, Race: White
Birth Place: South Carolina
Home in 1860: Mill Creek, Drew, Arkansas
Post Office: Cornersville
Dwelling Number: 9
Family Number: 9
Occupation: Farmer
Real Estate Value: 2400
Personal Estate Value: 2115
Household Members Age
J E Goings 32
Elizabeth Goings 29
Nancy Goings 9
Mary Goings 8
Jas M Goings 5
Robt Goings
B F Goings 1/12
Year: 1860; Census Place: Mill Creek, Drew, Arkansas; Roll: M653_41; Page: 78; Family History Library Film: 803041
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29723098?h=54a06a

J E Goings with own family and children in Drew County Arkansas in 1860 US Census

(1860 US Census – Drew County, Arkansas – J. E. Goings with spouse Elizabeth Goings and their 5 children)

1865 to 66 IRS Tax assessmt in Ark for John E Going

1865 to 66 IRS Tax assessmt in Ark for John E Going

1870 US Census Ouachita Co Ark w John E Going

1870 US Census Ouachita Co Ark w John E Going

1860 – Drew County, Ark, Tax Records 1847-1897: J E Going – 1 poll tax – Land: section-section-secton-section-Township-Range-Acres SE-SE-28-9-8-40 … and E1/2-NE-33-9-8-80 Drew County, Ark https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSTJ-8CF8?i=44&cat=443282

1861 – Drew County, Ark, Tax Records 1847-1897: J E Gowins – 1 poll tax Land: section-section-secton-section-Township-Range-Acres SE-SE-28-9-8-40 … and E1/2-NE-33-9-8-80 Value – $480. Drew County, Ark https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSTJ-8HCL?i=184&cat=443282

1866 – Drew County, Ark, Tax Records 1847-1897: J E Goins – 1 poll (2 diff lands listed) Drew Co, Ark https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSTJ-83PZ-C?i=201&cat=443282

1867 – Drew County, Ark, Tax Records 1847-1897: J E Goines – 1 poll (6 diff lands listed – see link) Drew Co, Ark https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSTJ-83PQ-F?i=360&cat=443282

1868 June 6 – J E Goings and wife to J G Simmons – Deed bk A, p 419 – Lincoln County deed book, Arkansas Drew County, Arkansas …we John E Goings and his wife Elizabeth Goings of said County and State for and in consideration of $1500 dollars in hand paid … convey to J G Simmons …. 160 acres of land lying and being in Drew County, State of Arkansas …. the S half of the SW quarter of Section 8 and the SE quarter of the SE quarter of Section 7 and the SE quarter of the NW quarter of Section 17 all in Township 9 S, of Range 7 W, containing 160 acres … Signed: J E Goings, Elizabeth Goings. Wit: J S Fish. Personally appeared before me and acting Justice of the Peace in and for said County and State, John E Goings and his wife Elizabeth Goings … acknowledge … deed …Signed: J S Fish, JP. Filed for record on March 13, 1872. Lincoln Co, Ark.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C37N-Q9FT-Y?i=288&cat=225772

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: John E Goings
Age in 1870: 45
Birth Date: abt 1825
Birthplace: Alabama
Dwelling Number: 12
Home in 1870: Red Hill, Ouachita, Arkansas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Liberty
Occupation: Farmer
Male Citizen Over 21: Yes
Personal Estate Value: 300
Real Estate Value: 400
Inferred Spouse: C Goings
Inferred Children:
Robert Goings
John Goings
Household Members Age
John E Goings 45
C Goings 40
Robert Goings 12
John Goings 10
Sarah Murphy 30
Lou Murphy 32
Year: 1870; Census Place: Red Hill, Ouachita, Arkansas; Roll: M593_59; Page: 354B
https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/29723161?h=d585d7

1880 US Census in Prairie Co Ark for John E Going

1880 US Census in Prairie Co Ark for John E Going

Find a Grave page for John E. Goings: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/169973433/john-e-goings

Find a Grave page for Elizabeth Goings:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=65504071

Goyne, John E 1905 Arkansas land grant

Goyne, John E 1905 Arkansas land grant

Finally, the following Genealogy of the Goyen family was done in 1958 by Mrs. Elmer Mathie Adams.  It traces the siblings of William W. Goyen that she knew about and their descendants. It also traces the all the children of William W. Goyen, and their descendants.  It has been helpful in piecing together family members who may still be alive.  I have redacted birth date information of those who may possibly still be living to protect privacy:

Goyen family geneaology from 1958 done by Mrs Elmer Adams page 1a

Goyen family geneaology from 1958 done by Mrs Elmer Adams page 1b

Goyen family geneaology from 1958 done by Mrs Elmer Adams_Page_2 redacted info

Goyen family geneaology from 1958 done by Mrs Elmer Adams_Page_3 redacted

Goyen family geneaology from 1958 done by Mrs Elmer Adams_Page_4

Goyen family geneaology from 1958 done by Mrs Elmer Adams_Page_5 redacted

Goyen family geneaology from 1958 done by Mrs Elmer Adams_Page_6

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