Orphan John F. Goins, 8 Left On Side of Wagonroad by Aunt
James Goins was married August 4, 1836 to Mary A. Kincaid, according to “Lincoln County, North Carolina Marriages, 1769-1850.” According to the research of E. Carla Davenport, Foundation member of Tulare, California, James Goins and Mary Ann Kincaid Goins died there of cholera, along with three of their five children about 1847.
Surviving children born to James Goins and Mary Ann Kincaid Goins include:
Martha Goins born about 1839
John F. Goins born about 1842
Martha Goins, daughter of James Goins and Mary Ann Kincaid Goins, was born about 1839 in Lincoln County. After her parents and siblings died in 1847, she was brought to Davidson County, Tennessee by her mother’s sister, Harriet Kincaid Smith and her husband John Smith on a wagontrain.
“Martha Gowens and John F. Gowens” were recorded in the 1850 census of Davidson County, Household 975, living in the household of John Smith. The household was recorded as:
“Smith, John 28, born in TN, laborer, illiterate
Kinkaid, Joseph 20, born in North Carolina
Mary A. 30, born in North Carolina
Gowens, Martha 11, born in North Carolina
John F. 8, born in North Carolina”
“Martha Gowens” was married there January 2, 1855 to Morris Powell, according to “Davidson County, Tennessee Mar-riages, 1838-1863” by Byron Sistler. Children born to them are unknown.
John F. Goins, son of James Goins and Mary Ann Kincaid Goins, was born in 1842 in Lincoln County. When his parents and siblings died of cholera in 1847, he was cared for by a Kincaid aunt, a sister of his mother. When the family removed to Nashville, Tennessee, his aunt, a single lady, took him along on the wagontrain.
On the trek to Tennessee, his aunt received a marriage proposal on the condition that she would “get rid of the kid.” John F. Goins was promptly put off the wagon by the side of the road. His married aunt, Harriet Kincaid Smith in a wagon following, picked him up. He was enumerated at age eight in the Smith household in the 1850 census. Upon the death of John Smith, John R. Goins worked to support his aunt.
John F. Goins was married in Davidson County in November 1860 to Julia Ann T. Williams who was born in Tennessee to Tom “Cherokee” Williams and Mary Williams, according to the research of E. Carla Davenport. She wrote, July 6, 1995, “John was tall, slender, fair skinned, light blue eyes with chiseled fea-tures. He was a laborer, a farmer and finally a prosperous gro-cer.”
Children born to John F. Goins and Julia Ann T. Williams Goins include:
John Goins born about 1868
Caldona “Dona” Goins born about 1879
John Goins, son of John F. Goins and Julia Ann T. Williams Goins, was born in Davidson County about 1868. Later he removed to Texas. E. Carla Davenport wrote July 6, 1995 that in 1968 she interviewed John Goins at age 96 in Bridgeport, Texas. She wrote, “He was blind, but his hearing was still good, and his memory outstanding. I have checked the family information he gave me and have found it to be accurate.” He died in 1974 at 102.
Caldona “Dona” Goins, daughter of John F. Goins and Julia Ann T. Williams Goins, was born in Davidson County about 1879. She was married about 1898 to Cyrus Warner Clark who was born in 1870 in Michigan to Ambrose Rosher Clark and Bathia Diantha Barr Clark. They removed to Texas.
Children born to Cyrus Warner Clark and Caldona “Dona” Goins Clark include:
Genevieve Delores Clark born in 1909
Genevieve Delores Clark, daughter of Cyrus Warner Clark and Caldona “Dona” Goins Clark, was born in Texas in 1909. She was married about 1928 to Jeffrey Ludwell Davenport who was born in Oklahoma in 1906 to Charles Trousdale Davenport and Ettie Elizabeth Richey.
Children born to Jeffrey Ludwell Davenport and Genevieve Delores Clark Davenport include:
Warner T. Davenport born in 1935
Warner T. Davenport, son of Jeffrey Ludwell Davenport and Genevieve Delores Clark Davenport, was born in 1935. He was married about 1948, wife’s name Carla. In 1995 and in 1998 they lived in Tulare, California where they were active in the re-search of the Goins family.