1994 – 01 Jan Newsletter – GRF

Sections in this issue:

1) Capt. Sanford H. Goins Defended Frankfort Against Gen. Morgan;
2) Dear Cousins;
3) Editorial Board Nominated.

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GOWEN RESEARCH FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER
Volume 5, No. 5 January 1994

 

1)  Capt. Sanford H. Goins Defended
Frankfort Against Gen. Morgan

Sanford H. Goins, son of Micajah Goins, was born in Kentucky,
probably Franklin County, in 1815. “Sanford Goin”
was married to Mary A. Singleton March 27, 1837, according
to Franklin County marriage records. Mary A. Singleton
Goins was a native of Kentucky also. Sanford H. Goins appeared
as the head of a household in the 1840 census of
Franklin County, page 306, adjoining that of Micajah Goins.

The household of Sanford W. Goins appeared in the 1850 census
of Franklin County, Household No. 635-630:

“Goings, Sandford 35, born in KY, stoneman, $5,000 real estate, illiterate
Mary A. 35, born in KY, illiterate
Catherine S. 12, born in KY, attending school
Sandford W. 5, born in KY
Emma 3, born in KY
Phillip 6/12, born in KY
Macurday, Elisha 60, born in KY, registrar in land office”

Capt. Sanford W. Goins, Kentucky Union Militia, appeared in
“War Department Records” of the Civil War at Frankfort,
Kentucky. Sanford W. Goins would be 47 years old at that
time.

On July 25, 1862 Capt. Sanford W. Goins was shown to be in
command of a company of Home Guards responsible to Brig-
Gen. G. Clay Smith, U. S. Army of Operations headquarters at
Lebanon, Kentucky, according to “War Department Records,”
Series I, Volume 16, part 1.

Capt. Sanford W. Goins is mentioned in correspondence dated
August 22, 1862 from J. W. Finnell, Frankfort, Kentucky to
Maj-Gen. Lew Wallace at Lexington, Kentucky, according to
“War Department Records,” Series I, Volume 52, page 274. J.
W. Finnell advises that “Goins is here, but has no men. There
are two cannon here, but no one to handle them.” In another
correspondence, also dated August 22, 1862, Brig-Gen. J. T.
Boyle, Kentucky, advised Gen. Lew Wallace that the “Home
Guards are almost useless–an encumbrance.”

Two years later apparently the Home Guards had improved
their efficiency however, because Capt. Sanford W. Goins and
his men are cited for commendation. According to “War Department
Records” Series I, Volume 39, part 1, page 48, Inspector-
General Daniel W. Lindsey of the Kentucky State
Guard, wrote in a report from Frankfort, dated June 18, 1864,
“Capt. Sanford Goin of Frankfort, among others, was commended
for his bravery and handling the guns in the fort.”

The report stated that it appeared at that time that Gen. John
H. Morgan, CSA, and his raiders would overrun Frankfort and
capture the city. Since it was the state capitol, the Home
Guard and the residents of the city loaded all the public
records on a train and made preparations to move them to a
safer place.

“On the morning of the 9th, “Lindsey’s report continues” the
train containing the public records with a guard composed of
the clerks, various officers and volunteers from the militia, and
some strangers in the city, all under the command of Mr. J. B.
Tilford of the adjutant general’s office started for Louisville.

When nearing Pleasureville the train came under fire. As the
guerillas attacked, the engine was reversed. Despite the fact
that the rebels attempted to block the progress of the engine
with rails [logs] the train crew managed to extricate the train
and its cargo although a running fire was kept up for several
miles through the impedimentia.

The train and the guard, all uninjured, returned to the depot
about 7:15 p. m. The enrolled militia of this city, Peak’s Mill
Precinct, and others parts of the county, had been collecting
during the day. A squad under Captain Sanford Goin was sent
to man the guns in the fort. Their defense of it would have
been creditable to the militia had their number been sufficient
to have lined the parapet from one end to the other, but I am
satisfied that when the first assault was made there were not
over 40 men in the fort.”

Col. George W. Monroe, commander, Twenty-second Kentucky
Infantry Regiment reporting on the same engagement
stated, “To Capt. Sanford Going, Sgt. Johnston, Mr. Bayliss of
West Point and Mr. J. B. Gibson of Cincinnati, I am under
special obligation for their efficient services in handling the
artillery.”

Another mention of Capt. Sanford W. Goins is contained in
“War Department Records,” Series I, Volume 45, Part I page
893 in a directive from J. S. Butler, assistant adjutant-general,
Lexington, Kentucky, dated November 14, 1864. It states:

“To Capt. Sanford Going, State Troops
Versailles, Kentucky.

You will take such a number of horses from the citizens of
Versailles and surrounding country as will enable you to scout
the country around Versailles to protect the area from rebels.

These horses will be well used and returned to the owners
when done by your scouts. Mr. Ward will assist you in
procuring horses. Scout the country well and keep it clear of
guerillas.”

Children born to Sanford W. Goins and Mary A. Singleton
Goins include:

Catherine Goins born 1838
Sanford W. Goins, Jr. born in 1845
Emma Goins born in 1847
Phillip Goins born in 1850
Cynthia Goins born in 1862

2)  Dear Cousins

The article by Jack Harold Goins on his ancestor
Zephaniah Goins in the November Newsletter was great! This
is just the kind of detailed, specific research in hard-to-find
original sources that the family needs. Virginia Easley
DeMarce, 5636 25th Road N, Arlington, VA, 22207.

==Dear Cousins==

I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the article
about James Presley “Pres” Goen of the Pitchfork Ranch who
started the Goen Ranch with “one dollar and one pony.” I
once worked for the neighboring Matador Ranch in the Texas
Panhandle back in 1949. I rode with a vaquero named
Blackwell. Do you suppose he is still around?

I am preparing an article on my experiences for the
Foundation manuscript which will include my cowboying
days in Texas. Raymond D. Gowen, Star Rt. 1, Box 84,
Hudson, KY, 40145.

==Dear Cousins==

I wish to express our gratitude to Gowen Research
Foundation. We have found the Newsletter most beneficial to
the users of our collection.

We had the pleasure of the visit of Dr. Virginia
Easley Demarce with us in March. Her presentation on the triracial
communities was very well received.

We especially wish to acknowledge the gift of
Beverly Ellison Nelson of Littleton to the Library. Please
keep up the excellent editorial job with your publication.
James K. Jeffrey, Denver Public Library, 1357 Broadway,
Denver, CO, 80203.

==Dear Cousins==

Just wanted you to know that I appreciate your
dedication to gathering every available scrap of documentation
on the family. My New Year’s Resolution is to be of more
help to the Foundation’s efforts in 1994. Louise Gowen
Fisher, Box 387, Memphis, TX, 79245

==Dear Cousins==

The year of 1993 had some ups and very big downs
for me. I became acquainted with Jack Goins of Rogersville,
Tennessee and gained a lot of information about my family.

On the down side, both my Mother and Father passed away.
My parents really enjoyed the Newsletters that I would show
them. Unfortunately the information that Jack Goins had
collected, which documented our Goins family came about
three weeks after my Father passed away.

I am extremely thankful for the association with Ruth
Johnson and Jack Goins whose insights and assistance have
not only been helpful personally, but have lent more emphasis
to my own desires to really know my family. Since it’s
inception, I have also been an avid user of the Electronic
Library.

In July of this year I will be retiring from the U.S.
Navy, my actual retirement ceremony will be on 10 June
1994. Any of my cousins who would like to attend are more
than welcome. I hope to then put more time into my own
research, with the ultimate goal being a book to present to my
family with as much family background and information that I
can give them.

I wish to heartily thank the Foundation for all the
assistance and the association with so many wonderful
cousins. If there is anything I can do to help out, please let me
know. I would be more than willing to help with any research
and editing that I can do. Larry K. Goins, 231 Savannah
Round, Summerville, SC, 29485

==Dear Cousins==

My grandmother was born Sarah Isabelle Goins. Her
father was John Goins, born in Bledsoe County, TN. His
father was Thomas Goins, born in Grainger County, TN. The
mother of Sarah Isabelle Goins was also a Goins. Julia Ann
Goins was her maiden name. She was the daughter of Tilman
Goins, born in Cherokee County, North Carolina. His father
was Laborn Goins, born in Patrick County, VA. The sister of
Tilman Goins, Marilla Goins was born in Patrick County also.
His brothers were Preston Goins, Harbard Goins and Shadrack
Goins.

My grandmother, Sarah Isabelle Goins was married
to my grandfather, Columbus Scott November 28, 1883 at
Smithville, TN in DeKalb County. His brother, James Scott
was his bondsman. I believe that the mother of Columbus and
James Scott was a Goins also. Both were listed as Indian in
the 1880 census of DeKalb County. My grandmother had
cousins in Grainger County by the names of Granville Goins
and Sanford Goins.

I have information on other Goins relatives in upper
East Tennessee and southwest Virginia. I would like to hear
from researchers working on this line. Melton E. “Gene”
Scott, Rt. 2, Box 202D, Trenton, GA, 30752, 706/657-7818.

3)  Editorial Board Nominated

The Foundation’s Editorial Board of Directors nominated to
serve during the ensuing calendar year will act as the “eyes
and ears” of the Foundation and undertake research
assignments.

Development of the Foundation Manuscript, the Newsletter,
the Foundation Library and the Electronic Library will be
under its oversight. All boardmembers work voluntarily, and
each may withdraw his name at any time. Nominees for 1994
include:

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CALLAHAN, JAMES R. Route 3, Box 200 NASHVILLE IN 47448
CALVIN, DIRK Box 50650 NASHVILLE TN 37205
CLEMENTS, BARBARA 38 Pine Road NORTH HAMPTON NH 03862
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COUCH, MARIE GOWEN Route 7, Box 222 JONESBORO AR 72401
DEMARCE, VIRGINIA EASLEY 5635 North 25th Rd. ARLINGTON VA 22207
DEMARCELLUS, JUNE GOWEN 151 Riviera Drive RIVIERA BEACH FL 33404
DENDY, TROY & MIRIAM R. 1800 Ballard SE HUNTSVILLE AL 35801
DENNEY, CAROL A. 7112 Calumet AMARILLO TX 79106
DOUGHERTY, BEATRICE GOINS Box 388 RICHMOND KY 40476
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FINLEY, RACHEL F. 307 Fairview Drive LONGVIEW TX 75604
FRY, JEAN GRIDER 1734 Salem Ch. Rd. CAVE CITY KY 42127
GOANS, SAMUEL KENNETH 2919 Walnut Coat ANTIOCH TN 37013
GOIN, HOYT L. 2506 W. 2nd Street RUSSELLVILLE AR 72801
GOIN, ANNA LEE 13811 Jeff. Hwy 99E JEFFERSON OR 97352
GOINS, GEORGE VIRGIL Route 2, Box 354 BLANCHARD OK 73010
GOINS, JACK HAROLD Route 2, Box 275 ROGERSVILLE TN 37857
GOINS, LARRY K. 231 Savannah Round SUMMERVILLE SC 29485
GOINS, REV. RICHARD 138 S. Ferry Street 0TTUMWA IA 52501
GOSNELL, JAMES RICHARD 506 Eastway Drive SPARTANBURG SC 29307
GOWAN, ANNA S. 5719 E. Aster Dr SCOTTSDALE AZ 85254
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GOWAN, LA FAY 2157 Shadybrook Lane HOOVER AL 35226
GOWAN, PATRICK WILLIAM 1422 Puterbough St. SAN DIEGO CA 92103
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NOTE:  The above information produced by the Gowen Research Foundation (GRF), and parts of the “Gowen Manuscript” they worked on producing.  It has tons of information – much of it is correct, but be careful, some of it is not correct – so check their sources and logic.  I’ve copied some of their information in the past researching my own family, only to find out there were some clear mistakes.   So be sure to check the information to verify if it is right before citing the source and believing the person who researched it before was 100% correct.  Most of the information I found there seems to be correct, but some is not.

Their website is:  Internet: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gowenrf

There does not seem to be anyone “manning the ship” at the Gowen Research Foundation, or Gowen Manuscript site any longer, and there is no way to contact anyone about any errors.   The pages themselves don’t have a mechanism to leave a note for others to see any “new information” that you may have that shows when you find info that shows something is wrong, or when something has been verified.

Feel free to leave messages about any new information found, or errors in these pages, or information that has been verified that those who wrote these pages may not have known about.

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